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425 DX News #1227
8 November 2014

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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
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[@]  [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]
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 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  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  (  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  See 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.
        [TNX JE1LFX]
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  [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
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
        and eQSL.
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 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]
YB     - Special event station  YB42SEA  will  be  activated  for  the  42nd
        SEANET Convention (, 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: [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]

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                         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:

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 ( 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

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


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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