425 DX News issue #1228

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15 November 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1228
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B     - Johnny, SM6JBC and Jan, SM6GOR are active as 3B8JB and  3B8HB  from
         Mauritius  (AF-049)  until  28  November.  They  will  then  go  to
         Rodrigues (AF-017) and be QRV as 3B9JB and 3B9HB until 2  December,
         with activity on all bands CW, SSB, PSK  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE0Y   - Gerben, PG5M will be active holiday style as CE0Y/PG5M from  Easter
         Island (SA-001) on 23-28 November. He expects to  operate  CW  only
         on 40-10 meters; he might also give 80m a try. QSL via  home  call;
         OQRS for direct and bureau cards at http://www.dx.to/
CO     - Special  station  CO0SS  will  be  active   on  21-23  November  to
         celebrate the 500th  anniversary  of  the  founding  of  the  Cuban
         cities of Sancti Spiritus and Trinidad. A group of  operators  will
         be active on 40, 30, 20, 15, 12 and 10 metres CW, SSB  and  digital
         modes. QSL via EA5GL. Further information on qrz.com.
EA8    - EA8AM, EA8ARG, EA8AY, EA8BFH, EA8BRW and EA8IH will  be  active  as
         EH8FPR from the lighthouse at Punta  Rasca,  Tenerife  (AF-004)  on
         14-16 November. QSL via eQSL or direct to EA8NQ. [TNX EA8NQ]
HC8    - HC2AO, OG2K, R4WAA, RA1AGL, RC5A, RM0F and UA1ANA  will  be  active
         (callsign pending) from the  Galapagos  Islands  (SA-004)  from  22
         November to 6 December. They will be QRV on  all  bands,  6  metres
         included, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL  via
         RC5A. [TNX NG3K]
HK0_sa - Tim, LW9EOC will be active as 5K0A from San Andres Island  (NA-033)
         from 26 November to 4 December. He will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY,
         with an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LW9EOC and  LoTW;
         logsearch on Club Log.
JA     - Look for JA3HBF/5, JA3KGF/5 and JA3FGJ/5 to be  active  from  Shodo
         (AS-200) on 20-23 November. They will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on
         40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  calls,  direct  or  bureau.    [TNX
PA     - Celebrating the annual arrival  of  Sinterklaas  (a  forefather  to
         Santa Claus), special  station  PD6SINT  will  be  active  from  17
         November to 14 December. QSL via the Dutch bureau. [TNX PD1AET]
PJ     - Alex, DL1NX (PY2SEX) will be active  holiday  style  as  PJ4S  from
         Bonaire (SA-006) from 25 November to 2 December.  He  plans  to  be
         QRV on 80-6 metres and to participate in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest
         on 10 metres QRP. On 2-9 December  he  will  operate  as  PJ2/DL1NX
         from Curacao (SA-099). QSLs via DL1NX, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
PJ4    - PJ4/W4PA,  PJ4/WF7T  and  PJ4/S53R  will  be  active  from  Bonaire
         (SA-006) from 19 November to  1  December.  Along  with  PJ4NX  and
         PJ4DX they will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  as  PJ4Q
         (QSL via W4PA). Outside the contest the focus will be on  160,  30,
         17 and 12 metres; PJ4/WF7T will operate digital modes on all  bands
         before the contest. [TNX NG3K]
PJ4    - PJ4/K2SX (QSL via  home  call),  PJ4/K4BAI  (QSL  via  home  call),
         PJ4/KU8E (QSL via K4BAI) and PJ4/W2LK (QSL via home call)  will  be
         active from Bonaire (SA-006) from 25 November to 2  December.  They
         and PJ4LS will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as PJ4A  (QSL
         via K4BAI). [TNX NG3K]
S5     - Special event  stations  S507SLG  and  S507PMC  are active  until 5
         January to promote the PMC Contest, sponsored  by  the  Radio  Club
         Slovenj  Gradec  (S59DCD).  QSL  via  bureau.  The    International
         Association of Peace Messenger Cities was established  in  1988  to
         recognize and encourage the role and responsibility cities have  in
         creating a culture of peace. The PMC  Contest,  promoting  contacts
         between stations located in the  Peace  Messenger  Cities  and  the
         rest of the world, will be held from  12  UTC  on  3  January  2015
         until 12  UTC  on  the  4th.  Complete  details  can  be  found  at
PY     - PY2AE, PY2DS, PU2KKE, PU2XIZ and PU2KFL will  be  active  as  ZX2CA
         from Ilha do Cardoso (SP-07 for the Brazilian  Islands  Award)  and
         as PW2BA from Ilha do Bom Abrigo (IOTA SA-024, DIB  SP-05)  between
         20 and 23 November. They will operate SSB and CW  on  80-6  metres.
         QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS  (direct),  QSL  PW2BA  via  PY2AE  (direct  or
         bureau). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SV     - Theodoros, SV1EJD will be active as SV8/SV1EJD  from  Syros  Island
         (EU-067) on 17-20 November. He will operate  SSB  only  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX  Mediterraneo  DX
V4     - Dave, WJ2O (www.wj2o.com) will be active as V4/WJ2O from St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 26 November to 2 December, including a SOAB LP  entry
         in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via N2ZN. [TNX NG3K]
VP2E   - Rich, KE1B (VP2EAQ) and Anna, W6NN  (VP2EAR) will  be  active again
         from Anguilla (NA-022) from 23 November to 1  December.  They  will
         operate holiday style on 40-10 metres CW, SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via
         KE1B, LoTW and eQSL. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the launch of  AMSAT-Oscar  7
         (15 November 1974), special event callsign W7O will be  in  use  on
         the HF bands and the various amateur satellites between 15  and  24
         November. AO-7 is the oldest working Amateur Radio  satellite.  QSL
         VIA WD9EWK, direct or bureau, and LOTW. [TNX ARRL]
XU     - R6MG, UA3A and RN5A expected to be  active  as  XU7AEZ/p  from  the
         island of Rong Samloem (AS-133) on 13-16 November. At  the  end  of
         the month they will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest.  QSL
         via RX3F. [TNX qrz.ru]
YB     - HS1FVL, E20NKB and E21EIC will be active  as  YB9/AF1VL,  YB9/AB1PB
         and YB9/KY1A from Bali (OC-022) on 14-17 November during  the  42nd
         SEANET Convention. QSL via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
YB     - Look for YB9/DL7UVO and YB9/DL3KZA to be active  from  the  islands
         of Komodo (OC-151) on 17-20 November and Flores (OC-151)  on  21-27
         November. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
YB     - Steve, W2FB reports that YC8ROP, YC8RBI, YB8SX, YC8TDK  and  YC8UVH
         will be active as homecall/p from Siau  Island  (OC-210)  on  19-23
         November. QSL via operator's instructions.
YB     - Look for YB8RW/p  and  YB8OUN/p  to  be  active  from  the  Banggai
         Islands (OC-208) on 18-22 November. QSL via YB8RW (see qrz.com  for
         the links to Club Log's OQRS). [TNX JN6RZM]
YJ     - Barry, VK2BJ will be active holiday style as YJ0BJ from Vanuatu  on
         14-21 November. He will operate  mainly  CW  on  40-10  metres.  He
         plans to upload his log to LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZD8    - Henri,  OH3JR  will  be  active  as  ZD8JR  from  Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) from 14 November to 1 December. He will  operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY mostly on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via  home  call.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  October  2014  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

BOUVET 2015-16 ---> UN7PCZ has announced plans  for  him  and  other  eleven
operators to be active  as  3Y0F  (licence  issued  on  7  November  by  the
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority) from Bouvet Island for  two
weeks between December 2015 and January 2016. See www.qrz.com/db/3Y0F.

FT4TA ---> The team went QRT  from  Tromelin  Island  on  01:27  UTC  on  10
November. Club Log shows a grand total of 71,463 QSOs  with  18,410  (25,8%)
unique calls. Breakdowns by Band/Mode and by Continent,  as  well  as  other
statistics, can be  found  at  https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=FT4TA#r;
the OQRS is up and running. "We  are  still  amazed  by  the  huge  pileups.
Despite all team members having already experience from  other  most  wanted
entities, none of us had ever had to face such an incredible demand",  F5UFX
wrote in his final update on  12  November.  "Our  objectives  were  clearly
announced and supported by the community and we believe we had achieve  most
of them. In addition, we were happy to surprise most  of  you  by  providing
immediate LoTW confirmation during our activity". Read  the  entire  release
("We Made It!") on www.tromelin2014.com.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Fall Issue of the International DX  Association's
(INDEXA) Newsletter is available for download. This issue (#107) reports  on
the DXpedition to Lakshadweep Islands (VU7AG) in late 2013  by Krish (W4VKU)
and his team mates: www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. [TNX W3OA]

IOTA NEWS: QSLING VIA YB9BU ---> "IOTA Management has received a  number  of
complaints that QSL card requests sent to Kadek, YB9BU  in  accordance  with
his QSLing instructions on QRZ.com have not received a reply  and  similarly
that email enquiries are not being answered. Emails from  the  IOTA  Manager
and mutual friends have also gone unanswered. In the  circumstances  it  can
only be assumed that there is an interruption in  the  QSL  manager  service
for all the many operations for which YB9BU acts as QSL manager  and  people
would be well advised not to send further cards. We  would  also  advise  YB
island operators for whom YB9BU acts or normally acts  as  manager  to  make
other  arrangements  to  ensure  satisfactory  QSLing.  Acceptance  by  IOTA
Management of further IOTA operations by YB9BU must be regarded as  on  hold
until and unless the matter is resolved". [G3KMA, 11 November 2014]

VK9DLX & VK9LM ---> VK9DLX finally went QRT on 9 November. "The QSO  counter
for VK9DLX shows over 116,500 QSOs, combined with over 11,500  QSOs  in  the
CQWW SSB Contest as VK9LM, we end up with over 128,000 QSOs  in  our  logs",
the team said on 12 November. "More detailed statistics for  both  callsigns
when we merge and clean the logs and upload them to Clublog.  We  know  that
still some VK9DLX QSOs are missing  in  Clublog  right  now".  The  OQRS  is
online to apply for either VK9DLX and VK9LM cards  (direct  an  bureau):  it
can be accessed on http://oqrs.lagunaria-dx-group.org.

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial  stations  W1AW/4  from  Florida  and
W1AW/5 from Arkansas to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on  19  November
until 23.59 UTC on the 25th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8FA       NI5DX       CN2HL       HB9HLI      SN2014DK    SP5DZC
3B8HB       SM6GOR      CN2MA       UA2FM       SN63D       SP8P
3B8JB       SM6JBC      CN8QN       EA7FTR      ST100S      ST2M
3W3B        E21EIC      CO2IR       RW6HS       T6T         RW6HS
3Z2014DK    SP8AJC      CO5LB       RW6HS       T88AX       JA3RAF
4L1AN       NI5DX       CO6HLP      EA7FTR      T88ON       JA3JND
4L1HD       DL8KAC      CO6LC       IZ1GDB      T88SH       JA4BVU
4L1MA       ON4RU       CO8LY       EA7ADH      T88XC       JA0FKK
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       CO8ZZ       DK1WI       T88ZD       JA4OK
4L5O        N3SL        D44KS       EB7DX       T88ZE       JA4BXL
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       E6RQ        VK4FI       TF4X        G3SWH
4U20B       9A2AA       E750EBL     E77E        TM100LGG    F4GRW
5C5W        EA5XX       EG3CWV      EB3JP       TM14DAY     F8EMH
5R8IC       F6ICX       EH5NSM      EA5HRD      TM80CLC     F8KHS
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      FG4NO       F4AVX       TM80GW      F5INJ
5W0AF       SP7DQR      FR4PV       EA5GL       TO10RR      FG8NY
5W0AG       SP7DQR      FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      TO4R        FG1PP
5W0UU       DF2UU       HF2014DK    SP6IEQ      TZ6BB       W3HNK
5Z4FV       N3ZS        HK1T        EA5KB       V63CX       JE1JAC
7U60AR      7X2RD       HS0ZLB      K0BJ        V63NK       JF2XQP
7V60R       7X2ARA      IQ8HP       IW8PQ       V63PJ       JF2SDR
7V7V        7X2ARA      IQ9MQ       IT9MRM      V63XZ       JE1HXZ
7Y9A        7X2ARA      JD1BOW      JA0JHQ      V73NS       W3HNK
9H3GK       DD1AY       K8HX/KH2    JE1HXZ      V84YL       DJ6US
9J2BO       G3TEV       KC4USV      K1IED       VK8NSB      M0URX
9M6XRO      M0URX       KH0YO       JH1GTU      VQ94JC      ND9M
9N7BM       JA8BMK      KH0YU       JH1RWA      VU4CB       W4VKU
9N7KT       JN1THL      KH2F        JA2TBS      VY1JA       N3SL
9N7RZ       JA8RUZ      KL7SB       NI5DX       XU7AEZ      RX3F
A35DX       DF2UU       KP2DX       EB7DX       YW6X        W4SO
A44ND       A47RS       OG300G      OG2K        ZD8JR       OH3JR
AH0CF       JE9MBV      OZ0IL       DO1BEN      ZD8O        OH0XX
AH0J        JA1NVF      PS43GPB     PS7AB       ZP5AJR      PY4KL
BA7QT       W3HNK       R310AP      R1BAL       ZP6CW       ZP6CU
CE5/LU7CAW  F4BHW  [d]  S01MZ       EA1BT       ZW75PSO     PY2AA
CE5/LU7CAW  LU7CAW [b]  S79VR       DD0VR       ZY57J       PT2AA

F4BHW    Stephane Possoz, 3  Impasse  da  la  Landette,  18500  Vignoux  sur
         Barangeon, France
FO8AA    Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie, P.O. Box 5006, 98716 Pirae,
         Tahiti, French Polynesia
JA8BMK   Toshihiko Fukuta, 65 Okawa-7, Yoichi-cho, Hokkaido, 046-0004, Japan
JA8RUZ   Toshikazu Kawanishi, CPO Box 57, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido,
         070-8691, Japan
JN1THL   Ken Tanuma, 1-20-8 Tsurukawa, Machida-shi, Tokyo-to, 195-0061,
NI5DX    William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton TX 77515, USA
RX3F     Sergey V. Pavlov, mkrn Aviatsionny, pr. Ak. Tupoleva 4-60,
         Domodedovo, Moskovskaya obl., 142007, Russia
W4SO     Scott M. Cronin, 5889 NW 74 Street, Parkland FL 33067, USA
W4VKU    Krishna  Kanakasapapathi, 102 Brook Creek Dr, Cary NC 27519, USA
ZW75PSO  GRATE, Caixa Postal 93407, Teresopolis - RJ, 25961-970, Brazil


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