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1 October 2011

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
   
5N     - Bodo, DF8DX (ex DL3OCH) will be active as 5N7Q from Abuja,  Nigeria
         on 3-15 October. He will be QRV with 100 watts on 80-10  metres  CW
         and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
5V     - Arnaud, F4FOO  will  be  active  as  5V7MA  from  Togo  between  19
         December and 4 January. He will operate SSB on 20-10 metres  during
         his spare time. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F4FOO]
6O     - Michael, PA5M is likely to be active in  his  spare  time  as  6O0M
         from Somalia on 2-4 October. QSL via PA7FM. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q     - Oku, JK1KSB will be active as 8Q7SO from  Mirihi  Island,  Maldives
         (AS-013) from 28 October to 3 November.  He  will  operate  holiday
         style on 80-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX JK1KSB]
9M2    - Andrea, IZ1MHY expects to be active  holiday  style  as  9M2/IZ1MHY
         from Redang Island (AS-073) until 9 October. He  plans  to  operate
         holiday style on 10, 15 and 20 metres SSB. QSL via  home  call  and
         LoTW. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
9M2    - Rich, PA0RRS will be active again  as  9M2MRS  from  Penang  Island
         (AS-015) between 31 December and 13 February  2012.  This  time  he
         will operate exclusively CW, PSK  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, as well as LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
C6     - Rich, N0HJZ will be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama  (NA-080)  on
         27-31 October, including a SOAB Low Power entry in the  CQ  WW  SSB
         Contest. Outside the contest he will operate CW and SSB  on  10-160
         metres (but not on 30, 17 or 12m). QSL via home call  (direct)  and
         LoTW. [TNX N0HJZ]
CY0    - Al, VE1AWW will be back to  Sable  Island  starting  on  5  October
         through the end of the year. He will be  active  as  CY0/VE1AWW  in
         his spare time. QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ-DX]
GM     - The MM0RAI team met with "a huge  storm  with  heavy  seas"  on  28
         September and sailed back to St Kilda.  After  studying  the  swell
         and wind charts, they came to the conclusion that Saturday  morning
         looks favourable to a  second  attempt  at  reaching  and  climbing
         Rockall. They expect to leave St Kilda on  30  September  in  their
         late morning; the voyage takes about  14  hours.  The  plan  is  to
         operate from the  rock  during  their  daylight  hours  only  on  1
         October. Check www.rockall.be for updates
HB9    - Celebrating the 10th anniversary  of  the  Radio  Museum  of  Monte
         Ceneri, the Insubria Radio Team will  be  active  as  HB9IRC  on  1
         October (8-20 UTC) and 2 October (6-13 UTC). They will operate  CW,
         SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15  and  10  metres.  QSL  via
         HB9OCR, bureau preferred. [TNX IZ2LSC]
HK0_sa - Daniel, DL5YWM will be active as HK0/DL5YWM from San Andres  Island
         (NA-033) on 5-13 October. He  will  operate  SSB  and  CW  on  40-6
         metres. A side trip to Providencia (NA-049)  is  being  considered.
         QSL via DL5YWM. [TNX DL5YWM]
HL     - A large team of operators  will  be  active  as  HL0V  from  Anmyon
         Island (AS-080) on 1-3 October. They will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY
         on 160-10 metres, plus 6 and 2m. QSL via HL2UVH.
I      - Once again special callsign IR3MD will be in use  by  ARI  Rovereto
         between 30 October and 30 November. The  prefix  stands  for  Maria
         Dolens, the mighty bell casted after World  War  I  to  commemorate
         the fallen  in  all  wars.  QSL  via  IZ2GOT,  Information  on  the
         relevant award can be found at qrz.com [TNX IN3VHA]
JA     - Kan, JE1SCF plans to be active in  his  spare  time  as  JE1SCF/JR6
         from the Yaeyama Islands (AS-024) on  6-8  October.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX DX World]
KH0    - Look for JF2SKV to be active as NH0S from Saipan,  Mariana  Islands
         (OC-086) on 27-31 October. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY  and  PSK,
         and will participate in the CQ WW  SSB  Contest.  QSL  via  JF2SKV.
         [TNX NG3K]
PJ2    - Joeke, PA0VDV will be active as PJ2/PA0VDV  from  Curacao  (SA-099)
         from 24 November to 13 December. He will operate CW only  on  80-10
         metres, and will *not* participate in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW  Contest
         (look for him on 30, 17 and 12 metres  during  that  weekend).  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0VDV]
PJ4    - Wim, ON4CIT (OS1T) will be active as  PJ4J  from  Bonaire  (SA-006)
         from 27 October to 9 November. He plans to focus on  RTTY  and  SSB
         on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau,  plus
         LoTW and eQSL. An OQRS will  be  activated  on  Club  Log.  Further
         information at www.dxpedition.be/pj4j.html [TNX ON4CIT]
PY     - Members of the Teresina DX Group will be active as ZW8TS  from  the
         Sete Cidades National Park on 6, 8 and  9  October.  They  plan  to
         operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via  PS8NF.  Further
         information and details on the Brazilian National Parks  Award  can
         be found at www.teresinadxgroup.com [TNX The Daily DX]
TK     - DJ2MX, DJ4MZ, DK4YJ,  DK5TX,  DK9TN,  DL2MLU  and  DL6RAI  will  be
         active as TK/homecall (QSL via home calls)  from  Corsica  (EU-014)
         on 23-28 November. They will participate in the CQ  WW  CW  Contest
         as  TK4W  (Multi-2).  An  OQRS  for  TK4W  will  be  activated   at
         www.dq4w.de/2011/tk4w; traditional direct cards should be  sent  to
         DJ2MX. [TNX DK9TN]
UR     - Special event stations  EM15UCRF  (UT3UZ),  EM15E  (UR5EDX),  EM15H
         (UR7HAJ),  EM15I  (UT5IM),  EM15J  (UU0JX),  EM15L  (UR5LO),  EM15M
         (UR3MP),  EM15PA  (US9PA),  EM15Q  (UR4QX),  EM15R  (UT5RX),  EN15J
         (UU5JW), EN15L (UT5LO) and EO15L (UX1LA) will be  active  on  12-19
         October to celebrate the 15  anniversary  of  the  Ukrainian  State
         Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF). QSL via home calls,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX UT3UZ]
V2     - Bud, AA3B will be active as V26K from  Antigua  (NA-100)  on  24-28
         November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. This  will
         be an all CW operation on the contest HF bands only. QSL via  AA3B.
         [TNX AA3B]
VE     - Special event station VC3ARCI will  be  active  during  the  entire
         month of October to celebrate  the  50th  anniversary  of  the  QRP
         Amateur Radio Club International. QSL via VA3JFF. [TNX VA3RJ]
VE     - Look for Heinz, VA7AQ/7  and  Frank,  VE7DP/7  to  be  active  from
         Pender Island (NA-075) starting around 22 UTC on  1  October  until
         22 UTC on the 3rd. They will be QRV on 17, 20, 30  and  40  metres.
         QSL via home calls. [TNX islandchaser.com]
VK0_m  - Trevor, VK8TH has  been  active  as  VK0TH  from  Macquarie  Island
         (AN-005) since 24 September.  He  runs  100  watts  into  a  5-band
         vertical and a  40m  dipole.  QSL  via  JE1LET  (direct  only).  In
         addition, Kevin, VK0KEV hopes to more more  active  in  the  coming
         weeks, before he leaves th island in November. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Members of the Kennehoochee ARC (W4BTI) will be active as K4L  from
         St George Island (NA-085) and lighthouse on 5-9 October. They  plan
         to operate CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY on 160-6 metres. An OQRS  will  be
         activated at the conclusion of the operation (details on  qrz.com).
         Traditional direct requests should  be  sent  to  The  Kennehoochee
         Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 1245, Marietta, GA 30060, USA.

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

SAVE DX LOGS! ---> This appeal comes from  Bob  Schenck,  N2OO:  "If  anyone
knows of any DX or DXpedition logs and blank cards that are in  jeopardy  of
being trashed, PLEASE save them! If you are  a  QSL  Manager  and  can't  be
bothered any more, PLEASE contact us! Contact the QSL Managers  Society  and
we pledge to locate a  quality  replacement  QSL  Manager.  Just  because  a
DXpedition log is old does not mean that it is not worthy  of being  saved!"
Please visit www.qsl.net/qslmanagers or email qslmanagers[@]qsl.net

T32C ---> This is the  FSDXA  Christmas  Island  DXpedition  Bulletin  No.6,
realeased by Don Field (G3XTT) on 30 September.
"This Bulletin is written Friday afternoon Christmas Island  time.  We  have
been busy the past two days erecting antennas for all bands 160 through  10,
as well as setting up stations and the IT network, which  interconnects  all
logging positions and  provides  lots  of  data  for  helping  us  plan  the
operating schedules once we are under way. Everything has gone  well  during
set-up, with great co-operation from the staff of the  Captain  Cook  Hotel.
For the record, our advance party (G3NUG, G3USR,  DK1II)  made  around  1800
QSOs on 10 and 20m, using 100 watts (FT-450D) to a  small  vertical  by  the
sea, so we are confident that we should be able to make a big impression  on
the bands once we are fully operational.
Our plan is to commence operations at midnight  local  time  today  here  in
Christmas, which is 1000  UTC  Friday  30th  September  [recte:  Saturday  1
October, ed.]. We expect to be active on several bands from the start.
We do, however, have only one station per band for the time  being,  so  for
the first few days will probably alternate modes  on  a  (roughly)  24  hour
basis. On the non-WARC bands we expect to start on CW and then, at 1200  UTC
on Saturday, move to SSB  and  make  a  serious  multi-multi  entry  in  the
Oceania contest  (which  runs  for  24  hours).  This  should  get  our  SSB
operations off to a great start. We are able  to  work  all  comers  in  the
contest, so we very much want your call, whether  you  are  taking  part  or
just need a T32 QSO. We will give you a contest report (RS + serial number);
if you are taking part please give us your serial number in return.
OTHER DXPEDITIONS: We are very much aware that there are  other  expeditions
active at this time, and will take every care to avoid causing any  sort  of
mutual QRM. This may well mean that we operate  on  frequencies  other  than
those that we pre-announced. No doubt we will  be  spotted  on  the  Cluster
network, in any case.
ONGOING PLANS: We remain committed to maximising band  openings  to  Europe,
but expect the number of  callers  in  the  first  few  days  to  make  this
difficult if not impossible. But bear in mind that we will be active  for  3
weeks and  four  weekends,  so  there  should  be  plenty  of  opportunities
(propagation permitting) for a QSO. We will continue to send  out  news  and
photographs when the opportunity arises - our  website  is  being  regularly
updated by webmaster G3WPH and those of who you who use Twitter  can  follow
us on G7VJR's Twitter feed (@G7VJR)".
QSL  via  G3NUG.  QSLling  instructions  and  updates   can    be  found  at
www.t32c.com

+ SILENT KEYS + Helio "Carl" Carlota (PY2DBU) passed away on 25 September. A
highly respected member of the Brazilian amateur radio community, he  was  a
serious DXer and certificate hunter, and also served an IOTA  Checkpoint  in
the past.
Jean Joveneau (F9LX), a member of the FO0XX DXpedition to Clipperton  Island
(1985), passed away on 25 September at 80 years of age.
Wilson  Greatbatch  (W2QBO)  passed  away  on  27  September,  aged  92.  An
electrical  engineer,  he  was  the  inventor  of  the  implantable  cardiac
pacemaker, which has led to heart patient survival rates comparable to  that
of a healthy population of similar age.

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QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3D2ML  (OC-156),  3Z200CHOPIN,
4A4A, 4L1BR, 5C12M, 5R8IC, 5Z4/DL8NBE, 7Q7HB, 7X4AN,  8P9AA,  8Q7CE,  9H4JX,
9K2YM, 9L0W, 9X0VB, A35KL, A73A, A92IO, BV100, C21YY, C31CT,  C5YK,  C91KHN,
CE9/VE3LYC, CN2FB, CO2WL, CP4BT, D44BS, DZ1P, E51PMR, EH9AI,  EK7DX,  ER1LW,
ES3AX, ES9C, EY7AD, FM5DN, FM5LD, FO/F6CTL,  FO8RZ,  FT5GA,  H77REX,  HC1HC,
HC1HW, HH2/OH2TA, HI8CSS, K8LEE/CYO, KP2/NY6X,  KU2F/VK4,  MS0INT,  OY/PA2A,
PJ2T, PJ6D, PP0T, R1ANB, S21YZ, SU9VB, SV2ASP/A,  SX5F,  T31A,  T48K,  T6AF,
TG9/DL5RMH, TG9AHM, TL0A, TO2FH, V31RN, V5/DJ2HD, VK9NN,  VP5/NY6X,  VP8ORK,
VR2XMT, VU2PHD, YL2BJ, YL3FX, YS3CW, ZB3B, ZF2EZ, ZK2A, ZS26BI.

		

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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