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08 November 2014 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
4K - Axel, DL6KVA will be active as 4K0CW from 4K9W's QTH in Baku,
Azerbaijan from 26 November to 2 December. He will operate CW only
and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via DL6KVA
(OQRS for direct and bureau cards on Club log) and LotW. [TNX DX
4S - Peter, DC0KK is again in Sri Lanka until 10 April 2015. He
operates mainly CW and digital modes as 4S7KKG. QSL via DC0KK,
direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX DX Newsletter]
8Q - Ural Contest Group members R9DX, UA8DX and UA9CDC will be active
again as 8Q7DV from South Ari Atoll, Maldives (AS-013) between 22
November and 4 December. Main activity will take place during the
CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via R9DX. Logsearch on Club Log and
further information at www.8q7dv.net.
9M6 - Once again Saty, JE1JKL will participate in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest as 9M6NA (SOAB HP) from Labuan Island (OC-133), East
Malaysia. QSL via JE1JKL, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Email
requests for bureau cards can be sent to 9m6na[@]jsfc.org. [TNX
9N - JN1THL as 9N7KT and JA8RUZ as 9N7RZ are active from Nagarkot,
Nepal until 9 November. With them is JA8BMK, who will be active as
9N7BM until the 20th. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
C5 - The operators for the 16-26 January C5X DXpedition to the Gambia
[425DXN 1219] now include G3VMW, G3XAQ, M0PCB and Don G3XTT, who
has replaced M0DXR. Due to the LF/HF band QRM levels at the Radio
Syd site, the operation has been relocated to a new site on the
coast at Brufut. Plans are to have two high-power stations
operating CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK on 160-10 metres. "We are
aware of the likelihood that the K1N Navassa operation will be
running at around the same time as C5X", the team says, "and we
will make every effort to stay well clear of their pile-ups if
dates overlap". QSL via M0OXO (OQRS preferred); the logs will be
uploaded daily to Club Log and LoTW. [TNX G3VMW]
C6 - Steve, KG4LJB will be active holiday style as C6AJB from Eleuthera
(NA-001), Bahamas on 8-15 November. He will be QRV as time
permits, mainly during his evening and early morning hours. QSL
via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
C6 - John, 9H5G (KK4OYJ) will return to the Bahamas from late November
through the end of April 2015. This year he will operate as C6ATS,
with activity on 17, 15, 12, 10 and and maybe 20 metres from IOTA
groups NA-001 (Great Bahama Bank), NA-113 (South Bahamas), NA-054
(Berry Islands) and NA-048 (Bimini Islands). QSL via NI5DX
(direct) and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. "If you need a
bureau card, please request it through OQRS and I will sent it
when I can - probably only once per year, in the summer", John
says. Bookmark http://kk4oyj.wordpress.com/ for updates. [TNX OPDX
CE0Z - Felipe, CE5WQO will be active holiday style as CE0Z/CE5WQO [425DXN
1223] from Juan Fernandez (SA-005) from 23 November to 2 December.
QSL via KA3LKM (direct only).
D4 - Fran, EA7FTR will be active again as D44KS from Boa Vista
(AF-086), Cape Verde from 9 November to 5 December. In his spare
time he will operate SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX.
[TNX DX World]
EP - The website for the January 2015 EP6T DXpedition to Kish Island
(AS-166), Iran is up and running at www.rockall.be. The operating
team (ON4AHF, ON4AMX, ON4BR, ON4HIL, ON4IA, ON6CC, ON6DX, ON7RU,
PA3EWP and SV1DPI) will fly to Teheran on 15 January; plans are to
have four or five stations QRV 24/7 on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and
RTTY for two weeks. QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred); the complete
log will be uploaded to LoTW immediately after the expedition.
FK - Nobuaki, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com) will be active as
FK/JA0JHQ from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032) on 21-23 November.
He will operate mainly SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres;
activity on 17 and 12 metres will depend on local conditions. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau.
FM - Dmitrij, UT5UGR (KL7WA) will be active again as from Martinique
(NA-107) between 24 November and 1 December. He will participate
in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TO7A. QSLs via UT5UGR (OQRS
available). [TNX UT5UGR]
FO - Philippe, FO4BM will be active from Mangareva (OC-063), French
Polynesia on 12-24 November. He will be QRV as either FO4BM/p
and/or FO8AA/p (celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Club
Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie, see www.cora-tahiti.net). See
qrz.com for QSL information.
FO/M - W6TLD, JI1JKW and JI1WTF will operate as FO/W6TLD, FO/JI1JKW and
FO/JI1WTF from Hiva-oa, Marquesas Islands (OC-027) on 16-21
November. They plan to be QRV on 40-6 metres (beacon on 50105 kHz)
SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
FS - John, K9EL tweeted he will be active again as FS/K9EL from St
Martin (NA-105) from 19 November to 2 December. This will include
a "casual entry" in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call,
direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW.
FT/T - FT4TA's Chief Pilot (MM0NDX) reports that the team will be leaving
Tromelin Island "on Monday morning at 0900", which means that
"station tear down starts on Sunday 9 November". The latest Club
Log update (5 November at 15:22 UTC) shows 45,317 QSOs with 13,004
unique calls. All of them have been already uploaded to LoTW!
JW - Svein, LA9JKA will be active again as JW9JKA from Bear Island
(EU-027), Svalbard until April 2015. He will be QRV on the HF
bands and 6 metres in his spare time. QSL direct only to LA9JKA.
[TNX The Daily DX]
KH8 - Masa, JH3PRR will be active again as KH8B from Pago Pago (OC-045),
American Samoa from 25 November to 1 December, including an entry
in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. Outside the contest he will be QRV on
160 metres only, at his sunrise (around 16.45 UTC) and sunset
(around 5.40 UTC). QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active as OX3LX from Disko Island (NA-134) from
26 November to 2 December. QSL via OZ1PIF. Information on his
activities at http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped [TNX
The Daily DX]
PJ2 - Joeke, PA0VDV will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from Curacao
(SA-099) from 20 November to 26 December. He will operate CW only,
but will not take part in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0VDV]
T8 - JA3JND will be QRV as T88ON from Palau (OC-009) on 7-11 November.
He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65 on 40-10 metres, and on 8-9
November he will be active in the WAE DX Contest (RTTY) and the
Japan International DX Contest (SSB). QSL via JA3JND, direct or
bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
TA - Once again the Balkan Contest Club will participate in the CQ WW
DX CW Contest as TC0A (QSL via LZ1NK and LoTW) from Bozcaada
(AS-099). The team will include LZ1CNN, LZ1DCW, LZ1MBU, LZ1NK,
LZ2UW, LZ3FN, LZ3ND, LZ3YY, TA2TX and TA3D; they will be active
(presumably as TA0/homecall for the LZs, and homecall/0 for the
TAs) from 23 November to 1 December. [TNX NG3K]
V4 - Andy, N2NT will be active as V47NT from St Kitts (NA-104) between
19 November and 1 December. He will operate CW and SSB, and will
participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as V47T. QSLs via W2RQ.
[TNX The Daily DX]
V6 - JE1HXZ will be active as V63XZ from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia
on 11-16 November. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL
via JE1HXZ, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK9L - The original plan [425DXN 1226] was for Robert, SP5XVY to stay on
Lord Howe Island until 8 November to do some more RTTY operation.
However he had to depart for home for business reasons, so the
last man on the island is Joe, DF7TH. He has extended his stay,
and as time permits he will operate VK9DLX mainly CW on 30, 17, 12
and 10 metres until 10 November. "By now we have over 115,000 QSOs
with over 28,000 unique callsigns", it was reported on 7 November.
More than 11,000 QSO totalling 23,582,880 points were made by
VK9LM during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Multi operation.
The VK9LM log will be uploaded to Club Log together with the
complete log of VK9DLX after the end of the operation. At that
time the OQRS will be enabled.
VP2E - Masa K1GI (JN3NFQ), Kei KG2A (JJ1RJR) and Aki AF6WX (JK1PIU) will
be active as VP2EIM, VP2ERJ and VP2EWX from Anguilla (NA-022)
between 22 and 30 November. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on
80-10 metres. QSL VP2ERJ via KG2A (direct), QSL VP2EWX via AF6WX
(direct), QSL VP2EIM via JA1HGY and LoTW. Logsearches on Club Log.
Further information at http://qsl.net/vp2eim.
VP8 - Once again Mike, GM0HCQ is active from onboard the Royal Research
Ship "James Clark Ross". Whilst in Antarctic and Falkland Islands
waters he uses the call VP8CMH/mm, at all other times he uses
GM0HCQ/mm. The ship is due to arrive at King Edward Point, South
Georgia (AN-007) on 30 November and depart on 2 December, and Mike
might be able to go ashore and operate CW and/or SSB as VP8SGK
(not before 20.30 UTC, as his working day finishes at 20 UTC). He
might also get the chance to operate as VP8ROT from Rothera Base
on Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica between 27 and 31 December
and again between 8 and 11 January 2015. All dates are subject to
change. QSL for all callsigns via GM0HCQ (direct only), LoTW and
eQSL. Follow the ship itinerary and Mikes' daily updates at
VU - Rajesh, VU2EXP will be active as AT1JCB from 21 November to 9
December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist and radio
pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. He will operate only digital modes
on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via VU2EXP (direct only), LoTW
VU4 - VU4CB is the callsign being used (issued at the last moment as an
"unexpected but very welcome development") by Krish VU2VKU (W4VKU)
and Pai VU2PAI from Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island (AS-033).
According to Deepak, VU2CDP "they should be on until at least 12
November". As they concentrate on giving this rare IOTA group to
as many island chasers as possible, they "will try to maximise
QSOs on traditional bands unless prop dictates a move to WARC".
The larger 16-30 November VU4KV operation from the Andamans
(AS-001) [425DXN 1226] "will cater to all DXCC needs of DXers
world-wide". QSL via W4VKU (OQRS on Club Log to be enabled after 5
December). Check www.vu4kv.info for updates.
W - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (NA-143) on 14-16 November. Usually he operates CW only on
40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Logsearch on
Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
YB - Special event station YB42SEA will be activated for the 42nd
SEANET Convention (http://orari.or.id/seanet2014/), to be held on
the island of Bali (OC-022) on 14-17 November. Two stations will
be active on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and digital
modes. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
bureau. Logsearch on ClubLog.
YN - Mike, AJ9C will be active as YN2CC from Nicaragua from 25 November
to 3 December, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
Outside the contest he will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6
metres. QSL via AJ9C (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW.
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active holiday style as XT2AW from Burkina
Faso from 18 November to 5 December. He will operate SSB and CW on
40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS preferred:
www.m0oxo.com). [TNX The Daily DX]
ZD8 - Marko, N5ZO will be active as ZD8O from Ascension Island (AF-003)
from 17 November to 2 December, including an entry in the CQ WW CW
Contest. QSL via OH0XX. [TNX NG3K]
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
FOCUS 25 ---> To celebrate 25 years of the FOC's quarterly magazine FOCUS,
the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, a ten-day
QSO Party will take place from 00.00 UTC on 25 December until 23:59 UTC on
5 January. FOC members and non-members are welcome to join in the fun and
enjoy CW QSOs. A Certificate of Merit will be issued to everyone who
achieves 100 points: http://www.g4foc.org/FOCUS-25th-Anniversary-Celebration
NAVASSA ---> DokuFunk (the Documentary Archive for the History of Radio
Communication and Electronic Media) provides special coverage on the
occasion of the January 2015 K1N DXpedition to Navassa. A comprehensive web
page (www.dokufunk.org/navassa-e) offers ample background information of
the island and all previous activations of this this #1 ranked DXCC entity.
The page will be updated before, during and after the expedition with
interviews and other audio files.
POSTAL RATES (ITALY) ---> Italian postal rates for standard letter items
(up to 20g) mailed abroad will increase on 1 December:
EUR 0.95 Europe and countries in the Mediterranean basin (3V, 4X, 5A, 5B,
7X, CN, JY, OD, SU, YK)
EUR 2.30 rest of Africa and Asia, Americas
EUR 3.00 Oceania
QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 12,292 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-13), the 61 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases & TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged - please visit www.LesNouvellesdx.fr.
W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/1 from Rhode Island
and W1AW/5 from Mississippi to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 12
November until 23.59 UTC on the 18th. In addition, W1AW/KH8 operations from
American Samoa will continue until 12 November. Complete information on the
ARRL Centennial QSO Party can be found at www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.
QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ, 3D2YA
(OC-121), 3W1D, 4L1MA, 4W6LU, 5B4AJC, 8R1AE, 9L1A, 9M57MS, 9M6LZY, 9N7AA,
A25TQ, AT5RP (AS-173), CE0Z/UA4WHX, CE7/UA4WHX (SA-064), CE8/UA4WHX
(SA-091), CE9/UA4WHX (SA-050), CN8IG, CO6HLP, CX7CO, DX8DX (OC-188), E30FB,
EA1RD/p (EU-077), FO/DF1YP, HC7AE, HC8ART, HZ1DG, HZ1HZ, JW9JKA (EU-027),
KH0/OZ0J, MI6GTY, OD5ZZ, OG5N (EU-096), OH5TS (EU-140), P33W, P40L, PZ5AA,
S01WS, T30FL, T42R, T88VW, TG9/KG8XV, TX6G, TY1AA, UN6GDX, V55HQ, V73NS,
VK9NT, W1Z (NA-136), XT26DJ, YB4IR/8 (OC-076), YB8V (OC-157), YB9/JL3TOG
(OC-150), YW5D (SA-044), ZD9XF, ZL7AAA.
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