425 DX News issue #1275

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10 October 2015                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1275
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4U1UN  - In celebration of the United Nations' 70th anniversary, the  UN  HQ
         Amateur Radio Club will be active as 4U70UN on 24-25  October.  QSL
         via HB9BOU, direct or bureau, and LoTW. More details  are  expected
         to be published on www.4u1un.net. [TNX The Daily DX]
5R     - Once again Eric, F6ICX will be active as  5R8IC  from  Sainte-Marie
         Island (AF-090) from 1 November to 12  December.  He  will  operate
         mainly CW, with some RTTY, BPSK and SSB on 40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         F6ICX, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
5X     - Already used back in 2013 by the F6KOP team, the callsign 5X8C  has
         been reissued to Anton,  ON6NL,  who  is  staying  in  Uganda  with
         Medecins Sans Frontieres until the end of October. In  his  limited
         spare time he operates CW and some SSB and digital modes mainly  on
         20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via ON6NL. [TNX The Daily DX]
5Z     - Look for Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK,  Sigi/DL7DF,  Reiner/DL7KL  and
         Frank/DL7UFR to be active from Kenya as  5Z4HW  on  4-18  November.
         They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-6 metres with  two
         stations. QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW  "within  six
         months after the  DXpedition".  OQRS  and  further  information  on
A5     - Hans, SM6CVX  will  be  active  as  A52CVX  from  Bhutan  on  27-29
         October. He will operate mainly CW on 30-10 metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
DL     - Volker,  DL1WH  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  DL1WH/p  from
         Spiekeroog Island (EU-047) on 17-24 October.  He  will  operate  CW
         and some SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
DL_ant - A couple of amateur radio operators will be working at  the  German
         Antarctic station Neumayer III and be  QRV  in  their  spare  time.
         Felix, DL5XL will operate mainly CW  as  DP1POL  (QSL  via  DL1ZBO,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW) from November  through  February  2016;
         Marcus, DL1MH will operate mainly SSB as DP0GVN  (QSL  via  DL5EBE)
         from December to February 2017. [TNX DX World]
E3     - Zorro, JH1AJT will be active again as E30FB  from  Asmara,  Eritrea
         on 16-22 October. This is a business trip, anf he will  be  QRV  in
         his spare time. Look for him on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10  metres  SSB.
         QSL via JH1AJT (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX JA1TRC]
FS     - Once again John, K9EL will be active as  FS/K9EL  from  St.  Martin
         (NA-105) on 21-28 October. He will be QRV on 80-6  metres  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY. QSL via home call (OQRS on  Club  Log),  LoTW  and  eQSL.
         Follow his daily  activities  on  Twitter  (@FSK9EL).  He  will  be
         joined by FS/K9NU, FS/VE2BWL and FS/W9ILY; the four  of  them  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest  as  TO1E  (QSL  via  K9EL,
         OQRS, LoTW and eQSL).
FY     - Christian, F5UII will be active in his spare time as FY/F5UII  from
         Kourou, French Guiana on 19-28 October. He  will  operate  SSB  and
         RTTY from the FY5KE radio  club's  premises,  typically  before  11
         UTC, around 15-17  UTC  and  after  21  UTC.  QSL  via  home  call.
         Logsearch on Christian's website (www.f5uii.net).
HV     - IK0FVC, IK0XFD (www.ariroma.it)  and  OH2BH  have  organized  a  DX
         Meeting in Rome, and during this event HV0A is to be  activated  on
         several bands "as  high  as  permitted  by  the  Solar  Flux".  The
         activity will begin on 10 October at  14  UTC  and  finish  with  a
         dinner party at 18 UTC; further HV0A activity  will  follow  on  11
         October. QSL via IK0FVC and LoTW. [TNX OH2BN]
I      - Look for IW3SSA/p and IV3RAV/p to be active - weather premitting  -
         from Anfora Island (EU-130) on 10-11  October.  They  will  operate
         SSB and CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX IW3SSA]
I      - IK7IMQ, IU7BUH, IU7COR, IW7DLE and IZ7ZKR will operate SSB  and  CW
         as IQ7IA/p from Pedagna Grande (EU-091) on 16-18  October.  QSL  to
         E.R.A. Grande Salento, Viale Regina Margherita 16,  72100  Brindisi
         BR, Italy. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JA     - Members of the Nara DX Association (namely JA3FGJ, JA3NVF,  JE3AGN,
         JJ3PRT and JP3AYQ) will be active as JK3ZXK/5 from  Shodo  (AS-200)
         on 10-12 October. They will operate CW and SSB on  20,  17  and  15
         metres, with a focus on the  Americas  and  Europe.  QSL  via  Club
         Log's OQRS, or JP3AYQ (direct or bureau). [TNX DX World]
KH2    - Kei, JJ1RJR will be active as KG2A/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) on  21-26
         October. He will operate SSB and  CW  on  80-10  metres,  and  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  QSL  via  JJ1RJR,  direct
         only. [TNX NG3K]
KH5    - K5P is  the  callsign  to  be  used  during  the  much  anticipated
         DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll [425DXN 1269]. A very experienced  team
         of twelve operators will be active  with  five  stations  on  11-26
         January 2016. Location, transportation,  island  costs,  and  other
         logistics make Palmyra a costly operation.  Most  of  the  expenses
         are up-front  and  a  large  payment  is  due  on  1  November,  so
         additional financial support is  urgently  required  now.  Detailed
         information  on  how  to donate  can  be  found on the DXpedition's
         website at http://palmyra2016.org/pages/sponsors.html. [TNX W0GJ]
OE     - The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (Austria for DXCC,  but
         a separate counter for  the  CQ  DX  Marathon  and  the  CQ  WW  DX
         Contests)  is  QRV  as  4U70VIC  until  the  end  of  the  year  to
         commemorate the 70th anniversary of the  United  Nations.  QSL  via
PJ7    - Phil, WA1ZAM will be  active  holiday  style  as  PJ7PL  from  Sint
         Maarten (NA-105) on 17-31 October. He will operate mainly  SSB  and
         RTTY, with some activity during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  QSL  via
         WA1ZAM . [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TT     - Pierre, HB9AMO (www.hb9amo.net) will be  active  holiday  style  as
         TT8AMO from  various  locations  in  Chad  from  mid-October  until
         mid-November. He will operate CW on 40-10 metres (plus 80  and  160
         where possible), with maybe some  SSB  during  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest. Logsearch on Club Log; QSL via M0URX (please use the  OQRS
         on www.m0urx.com for direct and above all bureau cards)  and  LoTW.
         [TNX M0URX]
TZ     - Jeff, K1MMB is currently working in Bamako, Mali and expects to  be
         there "for several months a year". He is  QRV  as  TZ4AM;  for  the
         time being look for him on 40m CW, 20m CW and SSB and  15m  CW  and
         SSB in the 19-23 UTC time frame. He plans to have  more  power  and
         more bands in the future. QSLling  arrangements  are  still  to  be
         decided. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA     - UA6MF, RA/EA3KS, RQ7M, R7AL and R7LP will be active from  Krupinina
         Island (EU-185) on 9-11  October.  They  will  use  their  personal
         calls on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. [TNX qrz.ru]
V6     - Look for V6AAA (QSL via JH2BNL) and V6WW (QSL  via  JA2NQG)  to  be
         active from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia  on  25-29  October.  They
         will operate SSB, CW, RTTY on all bands and will be  active  during
         the last few hours of the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. [TNX NG3K]
V7    -  Announced  operating   frequencies  for  the  13-28   October  V73D
         DXpedition to Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands  [425DXN 1257] are:
         CW   1814.5, 3526, 7026, 10119, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906, 28026
         SSB  1849, 3805, 7095/7182, 14210, 18120, 21275, 24955, 28465
         RTTY 3595, 7046, 10137, 14090, 18099, 21090, 24918, 28090
         Also, 50120 kHz will be used for CW and SSB on 6m.  QSL via DL4SVA,
         direct or  bureau (OQRS  on Club  Log), and  LoTW after six months.
         The website for the DXpedition is at http://v73d.mydx.de/
VE    -  VY2PLH  is  a  special   callsign  dedicated  to   operations  from
         lighthouses on Prince Edward Island (NA-029).  Next  activity  will
         take place on 16-18 October from  Wood  Islands  Lighthouse  and  a
         couple of other  nearby  lighthouses.  QSL  via  VY2GF,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX Southgate ARC]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) on 17-18 October. He will operate CW only on  40-15
         metres as time permits. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XZ     - Next year Derek G3KHZ, Hans SM6CVX, Nils SM6CAS, Ulrika SM7WYN  and
         Eddy K5WQG will go to Myanmar and be active  from  three  IOTA  new
         ones (AS-182, AS-183  and  AS-184)  and  "probably  also  one  more
         group, yet to be considered". They intend to stay six days on  each
         island group and  to  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY.  "All  domestic
         logistics like transport between these  groups  and  equipment  are
         already arranged through our local  tour  agency",  they  say.  The
         expedition will take place  between  15  February-15  March  or  15
         April-15 May. Further information will be released in January on  a
         website that is currently under construction. [TNX G3KHZ]
YB     - Look for YB9KA/p and  YB9GV/p  to  be  active  from  Gili  Gede,  a
         satellite of Lombok Island (OC-150) on  10-11  October.  They  will
         operate SSB on 20 and 15 metres. QSL YB9KA/p and YB9GV/p direct  to
         HA3JB. [TNX DX Coffee]
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM will be active holiday style  as  YB3MM/0  from  Tidung
         Kecil, one of the Seribu Islands  (OC-177)  on  17-19  October.  He
         will operate  mainly  CW,  and  his  wife  might  also  be  QRV  as
         YB3TET/0. Next, on 18-23 November, he will  go  and  be  active  as
         YB3MM/9 from Timor Island (OC-148), Rote Island (OC-241)  and  Savu
         Island (OC-151). He might be joined by other operators during  this
         trip. See qrz.com for QSLling options. [TNX YB3MM]
YJ     - Barry,  VK2BJ  will  be  active  again  as  YJ0BJ  from  Port  Vila
         (OC-035), Vanuatu on 2-16 November. He will operate CW and  SSB  on
         80-6 metres. QSL via VK2BJ (direct only), LoTW and eQSL.  Logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
ZD8    - Oliver, W6NV will be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island  (AF-003)
         between 6 November and 4 December, including an entry in the CQ  WW
         DX CW Contest. QSL via W6NV and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

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

6Y5/JA0RQV ---> His business trip has been rescheduled  for  February  2016,
and Masa, JA0RQV has had to cancel his  activity  from  Jamaica,  which  was
expected to start on 24 October [425DXN 1273].

C6ATS ---> John, 9H5G (C6ATS) will be returning to the Bahamas next  winter,
and is conducting a survey "to find out the  bands  and  modes  that  people
want (or need) to work C6 or the IOTA groups on. That way  I  can  at  least
know what to aim at": https://kk4oyj.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/the-c6-survey/

DXCC NEWS ---> Sharon  Taratula,  Awards  Manager  at  the  ARRL  Radiosport
Department, reports that TX3X (Chesterfield  Islands,  2015  operation)  and
ZA1KS (Albania, 2015 operation) have been approved for DXCC credit.

IARU 90 AWARD ---> Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding  of  the
International Amateur Radio Union, IARU issues a  certificate  for  contacts
made with jubilee stations from ten different IARU member countries  in  the
period 1 January-31 December 2015.  The  free  of  charge  certificates  are
issued in electronic format directly  from  http://iaru90.hamlogs.net  (SWLs
can send their application to ua6yw[@]mail.ru).

TX3X ---> The TX3X operators at the Chesterfield  Islands  have  experienced
strong winds right from the start. Conditions  are  "erratic",  and  signals
"have been weak to  moderate"  with  some  really  strong  -  and  at  times
unexpected - openings. The team's plan is "to take down the  stations  first
thing  in  the  morning  Oct  12  (local)",  i.e.   during    the  UTC  late
afternoon/evening of the 11th. Finally,  they  "know  there  are  PSK31  log
entries that should be either SSB or CW and a few other problems" that  will
be corrected.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3D2YA  (OC-156),  3DA0NJ,  3G0ZC,
4L/DL7ZM,  4O7TC,  5R8SV,  5T0ITU,  6Y2M,  7O2A,   7Q7BP,    7X3WPL,  9J2HN,
9M2/R6AF/p (AS-073), 9N7CW, A93JA, CO6CL/7, CU7AA, DX0P, E2X, EA9EU,  EA9KB,
(EU-147), R3RCC/0 (AS-082), RA1ALA/1  (EU-086),  SV9/G4DJX,  T41C  (NA-093),
T46C, TF/DO2JX (EU-168),  TI9/3Z9DX,  TI9/RA9USU,  TI9/TI2HMJ,TO4FM,  VK2SSI
(OC-194), W7T (NA-169), YB1AR, YB4IR/7 (OC-252), YB4IR/7  (OC-269),  YB4IR/8
(OC-274), YB4IR/9  (OC-147),  YF1AR/2  (OC-186),  YF1AR/7  (OC-166),  YJ0GA,


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