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22 November 2014

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3W     - Tony, KM0O will be active as 3W3O  from  Danang,  Vietnam  from  25
        November through 24 December, CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  included.  He
        will operate CW and possibly some SSB, with a focus on  80  and  40
        metres. QSL via KM0O and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
4S     - Three members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club  (namely  DH0RAK,
        DH6ICE and DK7TF) are active as 4S7DLG  from  Sri  Lanka  until  27
        November. QSL via DK8ZZ. [TNX NG3K]
5X     - Alan, G3XAQ is active as 5X1XA from  Kampala,  Uganda  until  after
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL  via  G3SWH  (OQRS  www.g3swh.org.uk);
        logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after his  return
        to the UK. [TNX G3SWH]
6W     - Jacques, F6BEE will  be  active  as  6W1RW  from  Senegal  from  26
        November to 2 December, including an entry  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
        Contest. He will operate CW and some SSB on 160,  80,  40,  20,  15
        and 10 metres. QSL via F6BEE, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX  The
        Daily DX]
6Y     - Armin, DK9PY will be active as 6Y6N from Jamaica (NA-097)  from  26
        November to 17 December, including an entry in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
        Contest. Outside the contest  he  will  operate  CW  on  all  bands
        except 160 metres, with holiday style  activity  around  10-14  UTC
        and from 22 UTC. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX  The
        Daily DX]
9H     - DL4HG as 9H3OG and DL5XAT as 9H3TX will be active from Gozo  Island
        (EU-023), Malta from 27 November to 1 December. This  will  include
        a Multi-Two entry in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest  as  9H3TX.  QSL  via
        home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
9Y     - Nick, will be active again  as  9Y4/VE3EY  from  Trinidad  (SA-011)
        from 26 November to 1 December, CQ WW DX CW Contest  included.  QSL
        via VE3EY. [TNX NG3K]
C6     - Joe, W8GEX as C6ADX and his wife Janet, W8CAA   as  C6AYL  will  be
        active from the island of Exuma (NA-001), Bahamas from 23  November
        to 3 December. They will operate SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres,  and
        will be looking towards the Pacific at  their  evening  gray  line.
        QSL via home calls. [TNX W8GEX]
DL_ant - Felix, DL5XL will  be  working  at  the  German  Antarctic  station
        Neumayer III from early December through  February  2015.  He  will
        operate mainly CW as DP1POL in his  spare  time.  QSL  via  DL1ZBO,
        direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
E5_sc  - Steve, KL7SB will be active  as  E51RAT  from  Rarotonga  (OC-013),
        South Cook Islands from 25 November to 6 December. He will  operate
        mainly CW on 80-10 metres, and will be active during the CQ  WW  DX
        CW Contest. QSL via NI5DX. [TNX The Daily DX]
F     -  TM55BM  will   be   active  from  22  November  to  6  December  in
        remembrance of the victims  of  the  Malpasset  disaster.  QSL  via
        F4FCE.  The  special  callsign's  suffix  stands  for  Barrage   de
        Malpasset, an arch dam on the Reyran river in southern  France;  it
        collapsed on 2 December 1959, and more than 400 people  lost  their
        lives in the resulting flood. [TNX F8REF]
FK     - Sam, FK8DD will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  as  TX8C
        from Noumea (OC-032), New Caledonia. Sam, Dom FK8CE and  Mic  FK8IK
        will enter the Multi-Single category. QSL via NI5DX. [TNX NG3K]
HC8    - Look  for  HC2ANT/8  (UA1ANA),  HC2AO/8  (HC2AO)  HC2OGT/8  (OG2K),
        HC2RAT/8 (RA1AGL), HC2RCT/8 (RC5A), HC2RMT/8 (RM0F),  and  HC2WAT/8
        (R4WAA) to be active from the Galapagos Islands  (SA-004)  from  22
        November to 6 December [425DXN 1228].  They  will  be  QRV  on  all
        bands, 6 metres included, and will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW
        Contest as HC2AO/8. QSL HC2AO/8 via RC5A and LoTW, others via  home
        call. [TNX The Daily DX]
IS0    - S50P, S53CC, S53XX, S55OO and S57VW will be active as  IS0/homecall
        from  Sardinia  from  25  November  to  1  December.   They    will
        participate in the CW WW DX CW Contest as II0C (QSL via S50C,  LoTW
        and eQSL).
J7     - Art, VE3FC is active holiday style as J79CR from Dominica  (NA-101)
        until 2 December. He operates mainly CW on 40-10  metres.  QSL  via
        VE3FC and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active as either JI3DST/5  (SSB  and  CW)  and
        JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM) from Shodo (AS-200) on  22-25  November.  He
        will be QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call (bureau  preferred);
        OQRS on Club Log. [TNX JI3DST]
JA     - Take, JI3DST  will  be  active  as  JI3DST/6  from  Kuchino  Island
        (AS-049) from 27 December to 4 January. He  will  operate  SSB,  CW
        and possibly digital modes and FM on 160-10 metres.  QSL  via  home
        call (bureau preferred). [TNX JI3DST]
J8     - Once again Brian, GW4DVB (www.g4dvb.co.uk) will be active as  J88PI
        from Palm Island (NA-025) on 13-21 April 2015. He will operate  SSB
        on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metres. QSL via home  call,  direct  or
        bureau. [TNX GW4DVB]
JD1_oga- Koji, JI1LET as JD1BOI and Take JA1UII as  JD1BON  will  be  active
        from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 22 December to 2  January.
        They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6  metres.  QSL  via  home
        calls. [TNX JI1LET]
P4     - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from  Aruba  (SA-036)  from
        25 November to 3 December. Main activity will be during the  CQ  WW
        DX CW Contest; outside  the  contest  he  will  be  QRV  on  160-10
        metres. QSL via LoTW or N2MM (direct only). [TNX The Daily DX]
PZ     - Alan, K0AV will be active as PZ5AV from Suriname from  25  November
        to 3 December, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.  QSL
        via home call and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
T8     - JA1WSX will be active as T88WX  (QSL  via  home  call)  from  Koror
        Island (OC-009), Palau from 26 November to 1 December, CQWW  DX  CW
        Contest included. QSL via JA1WSX. He will be  followed  by  JH7WER,
        who will be QRV as T88ER (QSL via home call) on 3-6 December.  [TNX
        OPDX Bulletin]
TI9    - Dom 3Z9DX, Jon K7CO and Jorge TI2HMJ will be active  as  TI9A  from
        Cocos Island (Isla del Coco, NA-012)  during  the  second  half  of
        February. They will leave Costa  Rica  mainland  on  the  14th  and
        return on the 24th; they have been granted  permission  to  be  QRV
        for seven days and to overnight on the island.  Two  stations  will
        be active 24/7 on 80-10 CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via 3Z9DX, direct  or
        bureau (OQRS on Club Log). The website for  the  DXpedition  is  at
        www.nielsen.net/ti9a/ [TNX DX World]
V2     - Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from  Antigua  (NA-100)  from  27
        November  to  1  December.  He  will  operate  CW  only  and   will
        participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via AA3B.
V5     - Win, DK9IP will  be  active  as  V5/DK9IP  from Namibia  between 26
        November and 3 December. He will operate  CW  and  RTTY  on  160-10
        metres, maybe also 6 metres, and will participate in the CQ  WW  DX
        CW Contest as V55V. QSL V5/DK9IP via DK9IP and QSL V55V via  DJ8VC;
        both logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
V7     - Tim, NL8F and Paula,  NX1P  will  be  active  as  V73TM  from  Arno
        (OC-029), Marshall Islands between 26 November and 3 December.  QSL
        via K8NA. Paula will operate CW and will participate in the  CQ  WW
        DX CW Contest as V73XP. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP2M   - Look for VP2MDX (DM5EE), VP2MFD (G0SYP), VP2MKC (G3NKC) and  VP2MXU
        (G4XUM) to be active from Montserrat (NA-103) from 26  November  to
        1 December. They will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  as
        VP2MDX. QSL for all callsigns via GM4FDM (OQRS on Club Log).
VP8    - John, G3VPW  will  be  QRV  as  VP8KF  from  the  Falkland  Islands
        (SA-002) until 12 December. He will be active during the CQ  WW  CW
        Contest, probably on 40 metres. QSL via G3VPW and  LoTW;  logsearch
        on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
VU     - Datta, VU2DSI will be active  as  AU2JCB  from  21  November  to  9
        December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist  and  radio
        pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. He will be QRV on  80,  40,  20,  15
        and 10 metres (suggested frequencies on  qrz.com).  QSL  direct  to
        VU2DSI.
W      - Special event station W2HRU will be active on all bands  and  modes
        from Long Island (NA-026), New York from 28 December to  4  January
        2015. QSL via N2MUN (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.  The  suffix
        HRU stands for Ham Radio University, "a day of education  to  share
        ideas, experiences, knowledge and fellowship  among  Amateur  Radio
        operators". The 16th annual event will be  held  on  4  January  at
        Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, NY. Complete  information  can  be
        found at http://hamradiouniversity.org/. [TNX KA2D]
XE     - Celebrating his  20th  anniversary  in  amateur  radio,  Alejandro,
        XE1EE will be active as 4A5XX from 24 November for  one  year.  QSL
        via XE1EE or his QSL manager LZ3HI, plus LoTW and eQSL.
ZD9    - David, ZS1BCE expects to be QRV as ZD9A from Gough Island  (AF-030)
        any time soon. He has taken up the position of radio technician  at
        the weather station, and will be there for several months. QSL  via
        ZS1LS. [TNX DX World]
ZF    -  Henning, OZ1BII  will be QRV as  ZF2EE (www.oz1bii.dk/dx-zf2ee.htm)
        from the Cayman Islands (NA-016) from 27 November to 1 December. He
        will operate CW only on 160-10 metres  and will participate in  the
        CQ WW DX CW Contest. Outside the contest he will concentrate on 30,
        17 and 12  metres. QSL via OZ1BII; logsearch on Club Log.

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                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

MY DX SUMMIT LAUNCHED ---> The newfangled My DX Summit (MDXS) [425DXN  1226]
opened for public on 21 November at  10.00  UTC.  MDXS  introduces  a  fresh
lineup of features with a handy propagation tool: predicted  propagation  is
based on your personal location, and by clicking a DX spot you will see  the
current conditions and  a  24-hour  window  covering  all  bands  from  your
station, short and  long  path,  to  a  distant  DX  location.  This  recent
face-lift  makes  several  new  functions  readily  available,   assuring  a
pleasant user experience. Mobile users are also extensively supported  which
makes  MDXS  the  first-ever  mobile-ready  DX  Cluster.  Join   the  launch
festivities by sending a maximum number of spots during the first  14  days;
three (3) winners will be visited by Santa Claus  bringing  his  certificate
from  the  OHo-Ho-Ho  land  of  Radio  Arcala,  OH8X.  My   DX   Summit  has
automatically replaced the old DX Summit at www.dxsummit.fi. [TNX OH2BN]

PALMYRA ATOLL 2016 ---> Working with the US Fish and Wildlife  Service,  The
Nature Conservancy (TNC) has  "developed  a  plan  to  accommodate"  amateur
radio DXpeditions to Palmyra Atoll (KH5), and is able "to  offer  a  maximum
of two such trips in Winter 2016". The available  spots  are  11-26  January
and 1-16 February; participants are limited to 12 operators with "up to  six
radio antennae of 50 feet and 5 inch in diameter or less". The deadline  for
completed applications is 16 January 2015; notification of  acceptance  will
be on 30  January  2015  and  non-refundable  deposit  of  $5,000  for  each
participant of accepted applicants will be due by 27  February  2015.  Total
estimated cost for each trip is USD 176,000. [TNX QRZ DX]

QSL HK6DOS ---> Oscar reports that neither EA7FTR  nor  EA5KB  are  his  QSL
manager any longer, and that he currently uses eQSL only.

VU4KV ---> VU4KV has been active from Neil Island, Andaman Islands since  16
November [425DXN 1227]. The expedition mode online log  has  been  activated
on Club Log and the first batch of QSOs has been uploaded. "Don't  worry  if
your latest QSOs don't  show  up  immediately",  the  team  reported  on  19
November, because "due to unreliable internet  connectivity,  logs  have  be
sent on a ferry each day from Neil Island to Port Blair  and  at  times  may
take a day or two to be uploaded. Please make your  insurance  QSO  only  if
you  think  the  QSO  was  bad".  The  email  address  for   log  checks  is
vu4kv_log[@]yahoo.com, but be advised that they "will look at  these  emails
only after the expedition is finished and the team has got back  home".  QSL
via W4VKU (OQRS on Club Log to be enabled after 5  December).  Please  visit
www.vu4kv.info for updates.

W1AW WAS ---> Look  for  ARRL  Centennial  stations  W1AW/3  from  Delaware,
W1AW/5 from Louisiana and W1AW/KP4  from  Puerto  Rico  to  be  on  the  air
starting at 00.00 UTC  on  26  November  until  23.59  UTC  on  2  December.
Complete information on the ARRL  Centennial  QSO  Party  can  be  found  at
www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.

WAZ AWARD MANAGER ---> John Bergman, KC5LK has been named the new CQ  Worked
All Zones Award Manager, effective 1 January 2015.  He  will  succeed  Floyd
Gerald, N5FG, who has served the DXing community in  the  position  for  the
past 11 years.  As of 1 January, any  correspondence relating to  the CQ WAZ
Award programme should be directed to John Bergman, P.O. Box 792, Brandon MS
MS 39043, USA; or via e-mail to kc5lk[@]cq-amateur-radio.com.

+ SILENT KEY + Stricken with a major heart attack, Mauro  Tomazzoni,  IN3QBR
(K7QB) passed away on 17 November  at  56  years  of  age.  An  enthusiastic
contester, he competed in the 1996 WRTC in San Francisco; he  also  operated
from Cambodia (XU7AAZ) and Laos (XW3QBR),  and  participated  in  the  XY0TA
DXpedition to Apaw-Ye Kyun (AS-165), Myanmar.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0TM, 4U20B,  4W/K7CO,  4W/N1YC,
4W6LU, 4X1VF, 4X4FC, 4Z1PS,  5R8SV,  5W0W,  7Q7VW,  7X5VRK,  8R1AE,  9M57MS,
A52O, A71BX, AT5RP (AS-173), BD4TS,  BO0D  (AS-113),  CE0Y/UA4WHX  (SA-001),
CE0Z/UA4WHX (SA-005),  CE7/UA4WHX  (SA-064),  CE8/UA4WHX  (SA-091),  CP4WHX,
CX7CO, DP0GVN, DX8DX,  E30FB,  EA2EEK/7  (EU-143),  ES4QR,  GD0EMG,  GD7VJR,
HC8ART (SA-005), HK0/UA4WHX  (NA-049),  HR1AAB,  JA6TBE/5  (AS-200),  JW9JKA
(EU-027),  KC4USV  (AN-011),  KH0/OZ0J,  LU4ZS  (AN-013),OA7/UA4WHX,  P29VCX
(OC-008 and OC-115),  P40JR,  PA70OMG,  PY0F/UA4WHX  (SA-003),  PZ5VB,  RI1O
(EU-119), RI44ANT (AN-010), S79K (AF-024), SX7AMF,  T6T,  T88VW,  TG9/AB0FU,
TG9/KG8XV, TJ3TS, TX5Z, TX7G, TY1AA, V73NS, VK9AN, VK9NT, VP2PIB,  VP9/KU9C,
XU7TZG,  XW1IC,  YB4IR/8  (OC-076  and  OC-222),  YB8RW/p  (OC-076,  OC-145,
OC-209, OC-210,  OC-213,  OC-222  and  OC-236),  YB8RXA/p  (OC-145,  OC-210,
OC-236), YB8RXA/p (OC-145, OC-210, OC-236), YB8V (OC-157),  YB8XM  (OC-070),
YP0F (EU-191), YS1/AB0FU, YW5D, ZD7VC, ZD8R, ZD8X, ZD9XF, ZL7AAA.
 
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       	
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