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27 September 2014

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                        ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5W     - In early October, while waiting for their ship to  Tokelau  [425DXN
        1197], Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marcin, SP5ES might be active  from  Apia,
        Samoa as 5W0AF and 5W0AG respectively. They are more likely  to  be
        QRV for a few days on their way back home in  early  November.  QSL
        for both callsigns via SP7DQR, direct or bureau.
7Q     - Karl, DK2WV will be active again as 7Q7VW from Karonga,  Malawi  on
        1-21 October. He will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on  160-6  metres.
        QSL via home call.
8R     - 8R1AE  is  active  until  7  October  from  Georgetown,  Guyana  to
        celebrate the annual Amerindian Heritage Month. The  operators  are
        Peter  Denny,  8R1WD,  President  of  the  Guyana  Amateur    Radio
        Association, and Isao Numaguchi, JH1ROJ. QSL via JA1HGY, direct  or
        bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX JA1HGY]
9M2    - Once again Rich, PA0RRS  will  be  active  as  9M2MRS  from  Penang
        Island (AS-015), West Malaysia from 1 January to 4  February  2015.
        He will operate CW, RTTY and PSK on  30-10  metres  ("SSB  only  on
        request"). QSL via PA0RRS (OQRS for  direct  and  bureau  cards  on
        Club Log), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
A3     - Lee, VK3GK  will  be  active  as  A35RT  from  the  island  of  Eya
        (OC-049), Tonga on 3-14 October. He will be working as a  volunteer
        with a Rotary International humanitarian project, and will  be  QRV
        in his limited spare time on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and  maybe  RTTY.
        He also plans to be active in the Oceania DX SSB and  CW  contests.
        QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
C6     - Phil, G3SWH and Georg, DK7LX will operate CW  only  as  C6AYS  from
        New Providence Island (NA-001) on 30 September  and  9-10  October,
        whilst en route to/from Grand Turk Island [425DXN  1205].  QSL  via
        G3SWH, direct or bureau (OQRS on Phil's website)  and  LoTW.  There
        is more information at  which  will  be
        updated from time to time. [TNX G3SWH]
C6     - Alex, PY2WAS will be active  holiday  style  as  C6AAS  from  Cable
        Beach, New Providence (NA-001), Bahamas on  4-8  October.  He  will
        operate CW and SSB on 30-10  metres.  QSL  via  PY2WAS,  direct  or
        bureau. [TNX NG3K]
CE0Y   - Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR will be  active  holiday  style  as
        CE0Y/DK5VP and CE0Y/DL8LR from  Easter  Island  (SA-001)  on  11-18
        October. They will be QRV on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres.  QSL  via
        home  calls,  bureau  preferred.  They   have    a    website    at [TNX DX Newsletter]
CT7    - Helmut, DL5DSM and Bernhard, DL9UBF will  be  active  from  Culatra
        Island (EU-145) from 28  September  to  2  October.  QSL  via  home
        calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL     - Volker,  DL1WH  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  DL1WH/p  from
        Pellworm Island (EU-042) on 18-28 October. He will  operate  mainly
        CW. QSL via home call,direct or bureau. [TNX DL1WH]
DU     - Dindo, DV1UD [425DXN 1220] arrived on Pangutaran (OC-188) ahead  of
        schedule and became active as DX8DX on 25  September.  However,  he
        will have to QRT earlier than anticipated. He will be QRV until  27
        September in the early morning (local time), and then  he  will  be
        forced to leave the island. The trip  to  Tongkil  Island  (OC-119)
        has been cancelled. QSL via  M0OXO  (OQRS  for  direct  and  bureau
        cards on [TNX M0OXO]
F      - A team from the Association Radioamateur des Cotes d'Armor will  be
        active as TM6BRE from Brehat Island (EU-074)  on  27-28  September.
        They will run three stations on 80 and 40m (SSB and  CW),  20,  15,
        10 and 6 metres (SSB, RTTY and PSK) and 2  metres  (SSB).  QSL  via
        F4EUG. [TNX F8REF]
I      - ARI Bologna will be active as II4CDN from 1 October to 31  December
        to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Croce Del  Nord  (Northern
        Cross)  radiotelescope   (
        QSL via IZ4FUE, direct or bureau.
I      - Michele, IZ8XLP will be active as IC8/IZ8XLP will  be  active  from
        Ischia Island (EU-031) on 18-24 October. He  will  operate  SSB  on
        40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
        bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX IZ8XLP]
I      - IZ1GAR will be active as IH9R from Pantelleria  (AF-018)  on  26-30
        November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.  QSL  via
        home call, direct only. [TNX IZ1GAR]
J3     - Rob, DL7VOA will be active  holiday  style  as  J34O  from  Grenada
        (NA-024) from 22 November to 6 December. He  will  operate  CW  and
        possibly some SSB (no digital modes) on  40-10  metres  during  his
        evening and night hours. He also plans to participate in the CQ  WW
        DX CW Contest "a little more seriously". QSL via DL7VOA, direct  or
        bureau. [TNX DL7VOA]
J7     - Bogdan, SP2FUD (expected callsign J79F)  will  join  SP9FIH  (J79L)
        and SP6AXW (J79X) for the 19-26  October  operation  from  Dominica
        (NA-101) [425DXN 1217]. QSL J79F via SP2FUD, QSL J79L and J79X  via
        SP9FIH. Further information can be found at
LU     - A team of eight operator will be active as AY4E from Martin  Garcia
        Island (SA-055) on 16-19 October. They will be  QRV  on  all  bands
        CW, SSB  and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  LU4QQ  (direct)  or  LU4AA
        (bureau); website at
PA     - Once again Ben, DO1BEN ( and Barbara, DO1IQ  will  be
        active as PD/DO1BEN and PD/DO1IQ  from  Texel  Island  (EU-038)  on
        3-12 October. They will operate RTTY, PSK31 and SSB on 40,  20  and
        10 metres. QSL via home calls, bureau preferred.
PA     - PD7YY, PE1GNP and PG8M will be  active  as  PH146EU  from  Schouwen
        Duiveland (EU-146) on 18-25 October.  They  will  operate  SSB  and
        some CW on 40-10 metres, maybe also on 80m. QSL via  PD7YY,  direct
        or bureau. [TNX]
S7     - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active as  S79KB  from  the  Seychelles  in
        October. He will operate SSB, CW and  RTTY  on  30-10  metres  from
        Mahe (4-9 October) and Praslin  (9-18  October),  both  located  in
        IOTA group AF-024. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
V6     - Nobuaki,  JH0JHQ  (  will  be  active  as
        V63XP from  Phonpei  (OC-010),  Micronesia  on  3-6  October.  Main
        activity will take place during the Oceania DX SSB Contest (from  8
        UTC on 4 October to 8 UTC on  the  5th).  Outside  the  contest  he
        plans to focus on 17 or  12  metres.  QSL  via  JH0JHQ,  direct  or
VK9L   - While waiting for the rest of the VK9DLX to arrive,  Mathias  DJ2HD
        will be active as VK9DJ from Lord Howe  Island  on  10-12  October.
        QSL via home call, direct or bureau [TNX NG3K]
VK0M   - Rod, VK6MH will be active as VK0MH from Macquarie  Island  (AN-005)
        from late October-early November to April 2015. He will upload  his
        log as often as  possible  to  both  LoTW  and  Club  Log.  Further
        information will be posted to  [TNX  DX
W      - Larry, K4KGG will  be  active  holiday  style  from  Jekyll  Island
        (NA-058) on 3-6 October. He will operate SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL  via
        home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
YB     - Look for YB8RW/p and YB8OUN/p to be  active  from  Badutaka  Island
        (OC-213) between 27 September and 2 October.  QSL  direct  to  home
        calls (YB8RW is likely to enable an OQRS on Club Log,  see
        for details). [TNX EU7A]

CQ WW RTTY DX CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from  00.00 UTC on  27
September  through 24.00 UTC on the 28th (rules at Please
visit for the  Announced Operations  listing
maintained by Bill NG3K. The following stations are expected to participate:
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY           QSL VIA
02     VE2CSI        M/?          Canada            M0URX/LoTW
05     VP9I          M/S          Bermuda           WW3S
08     P40HF                      Aruba             W6HGF
08     PJ5/OL8R                   Sint Eustatius    OK6DJ
08     PJ7PL         SO LP        St. Maarten       WA1ZAM
08     WP3C          SOAB LP      Puerto Rico       W3HNK
08     ZF2AV         SOAB LO      Cayman Isls       NR6M
12     3G1B          M/?          Chile             HA1AG
14     C37NL                      Andorra           C37URA
14     EE7X          M/?          Spain             EA7JX
14     EI4KI         SOAB HP      Ireland           M0OXO
14     EI6JK         SOAB         Ireland           LotW
14     HB0A                       Liechtenstein     LoTW
14     LX7I          M/2          Luxembourg        LX2A
14     MJ5Z          SOAB LP      Jersey            M0CFW/LoTW
14     TM1A          M/?          France            F6KOP
15     ES9C          M/?          Estonia           LotW
15     IQ1RY         M/M          Italy             IW1FNW
15     IT9GNG        M/2          Sicily            IT9GNG
15     OJ0AM                      Market Reef       OH2BH
15     OH2ET         M/2          Finland           OH2ET
15     Z39A          SOSB 20m     Macedonia         Z39A
15     ZA/S56A       SOAB LP      Albania           S56A/LoTW
15     ZA/Z35T       M/S          Albania           Z35T
26     3W3B          SO HP        Vietnam           E21EIC/LoTW
28     YB0NDT        SOSB 15m HP  Indonesia         YB0NDT/LoTW
28     YB9/HA3JB     SO           Indonesia         HA3JB
28     YE2C          M/S          Indonesia         LoTW
29     VK6XX         SOAB         Australia         LoTW
33     3V8BCC        M/?          Tunisia           DJ2MX
33     CR3L          M/M          Madeira           DJ6QT
33     EA9LZ         SO           Ceuta             EA5KB/LoTW
36     ZD8RH         SOSB LP      Ascension Isl     G4DBW

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                        ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS 2015 --->  The  Perseverance  DX  Group  has  announced
their  intention  to  conduct  a  DXpedition  to  the  Chesterfield  Islands
(OC-176)  later  in  2015.  The  expedition  yacht  "Evohe"    will  provide
transportation from Noumea, New Caledonia. Subject to licensing and  landing
formalities, it is expected a team of up to 12  operators  will  be  on  the
island for up to 12  days.  Team  members  committed  or  considering  their
participation include: Pista HA5AO, Les W2LK,  Heye  DJ9RR,  Norbert  DJ7JC,
Mike WA6O and Gene K5GS. Additional team members will  be  added  throughout
the  planning  phase.  A  website  is  under  construction.   Please  direct
questions to Gene K5GS or Pista HA5AO at  their  e-mail  address  listed  on [TNX K5GS]

E30FB ---> Zorro,  JH1AJT  went  QRT  from  Eritrea  around  18  UTC  on  22
September, after 4200+ QSOs and a few problems (his  amplifier  failed,  and
he also had "PC interface and keying trouble"). The OQRS  on  Club  Log  was
enabled on 25 September, and the log is being uploaded to LoTW.

FT4TA ---> The latest and last press release ("One  more  thing...")  before
the team  leaves  for  Tromelin  can  be  read  on  the  expedition  website "Initially, we will seek to  maximize  the  number  of
contacts to give everyone a chance whatever  their  geographical  position",
which means that FT4TA will be active "quite  often  on  the  most  prolific
bands". Their second priority will be "activity on the low bands,  with  all
the difficulties that it generates". The logs will be uploaded to  Club  Log
on a daily basis; the leaderboard will not be  activated  and  "neither  the
pilots, nor the  QSL  Manager  will  have  access  to  the  log  during  the
A special postage stamp, celebrating  the  60th  anniversary  of  the  first
amateur radio activity from Tromelin, will be used for all direct, OQRS  and
donor cards. The envelopes will be then postmarked and mailed by  the  TAAF;
the process might take some time, but at the end of the day  you  will  have
your FT4TA QSL card and a Tromelin philatelic cover.

IARU REGION 1 EC ---> The new IARU Region  1  Executive  Committee,  elected
during the Final Plenary  of  the  23rd  General  Conference,  includes  Don
Beattie  G3BJ  (President),  Faisal  Al-Ajmi  9K2RR  (Vice  President),  Eva
Thieman HB9FPM/OK3QE (Treasurer),  Dennis  Green  ZS4BS  (Secretary),  Thilo
Kootz DL9KCE, David Court EI3IO,  Oliver  Tabakovski  Z32TO,  Ivan  Stauning
OZ7IS and Ranko  Boca  4O3A  (Members).  The  24th  IARU  Region  1  General
Conference will be held in Wildbad Kreuth, Germany in 2017.

INDEXA  --->  The  International  DX  Association's  (  newly
elected/ confirmed Officers & Directors are: Gary Dixon  K4MQG  (President),
John   Scott    K8YC    (Vice    President)    and    Dick    Williams  W3OA
(Secretary-Treasurer); Bob Allphin K4UEE,  Ralph  Fedor  K0IR,  Mary  Hobart
K1MMH, Bill Jennings W4UNP, Franz Langner DJ9ZB, Gregg  Marco  W6IZT,  Jerry
Rosalius WB9Z and Bob Schenck  N2OO  (Directors).  Directors  have  selected
K4UEE to serve as Chairman for Fiscal Year 2015. [TNX W3OA]

IOTA BASH ---> The 11th annual IOTA Bash will  be  held  on  27-28  February
2015 in Boerne,  Texas.  Information  can  be  found  on  the  IREF  website

QSL CO6CG ---> Direct cards  should  be  sent  to  G3OCA  (Ken  Frankcom,  1
Chesterton Road, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7EN,  United  Kingdom).  Do  not  send
cards  via  the  bureau,   Ken    says,    but    request    them  by  email
(g3oca1[@] Ken offers his services to other operators  wanting
a QSL manager.

QSL VIA RN3RQ ---> Jack, RN3RQ (ua3r[@] has  taken  over  the  QSL
duties for a number of new  stations:  EA8/RA1A,  HA9SU  (SK),  K9RS,  N3RR,
N4AF, NY4A, PR1T, RA2FDX, TK4A (2012) and UE16MM. See the complete list  and
QSLling instructions on [TNX RN3RQ]

RSGB IOTA - THE FUTURE ---> This  year  marks  the  Golden  Jubilee  of  the
Islands on the Air (IOTA) as a premier DX  programme.  "Those  close  to  it
have been anxious to ensure the sustainability of the  IOTA  programme  over
the next 50 years and have spent some  time  reviewing  the  challenges  and
opportunities it faces", RSGB's President John Gould  (G3WKL)  writes  in  a
document that outlines the future of IOTA. "A number  of  issues  have  been
identified: firstly, the heavy reliance of the programme on just a  few  key
people; secondly, the need to ensure that IT support for  the  programme  is
modern and robust and will include online island credit submission  akin  to
LoTW; and thirdly, a  requirement  for  a  friendlier  and  more  accessible
website which will be  of  greater  use  to  both  newcomers  and  the  more
experienced  island    chaser".    The    document    can    be    found  at

W1AW WAS ---> Look  for  ARRL  Centennial  stations  W1AW/KL7  from  Alaska,
W1AW/6 from California and W1AW/3 from the District of  Columbia  to  be  on
the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 1 October  until  23.59  UTC  on  the  7th.
Complete information on the ARRL  Centennial  QSO  Party  can  be  found  at

VK0EK: HEARD ISLAND 2015 ---> The VK0EK expedition to  Heard  Island  has  a
new vessel (the "(Akademik Shokalskiy)") and a new itinerary, and  has  been
advanced to November-December  2015.  The  voyage  from  Fremantle  (Western
Australia) to Heard and back will take about 14 days, with 21  days  on  the
island. "In summary, we believe we now have all the core elements  in  place
for the expedition,  and  have  moved  from  the  planning  phase  into  the
preparation phase". Read the latest information on


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2LF,  3B8/HB9ARY,  5I0DX,  7QNL,
9K53NLD, 9L1DT, 9M2/R6AF/p (AS-046),  9Z4FNL  (SA-011),  A52IVU,  A71/WT2NY,
L21D, LT7F, LU8EEM, LW1HR, LW3EX, MX0INT (EU-109), N7ET/DU7 (OC-129),  OC0I,
PJ2T, PY7XC (SA-046), RU6DX/p, S01WS, S79SD, T88CL,  TA1CM,  TM0O  (EU-065),
TM1NT  (EU-159),  TM5FI  (EU-095),  TZ6BB,  V5/DJ8VC,  VP2ETE,  VP2V/SP6CIK,
VP2V/SP9WZS, YB4IR/5 (OC-122), YF1AR/5 (OC-215), YF1AR/6  (OC-270),  YF1AR/8
(OC-273), ZD8N, ZL7AAA.
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