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425 DX News #1267
15 Aug 2015

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5H     - Maurizio, IK2GZU will be  active  again  as  5H3MB  from  Ilembula,
        Tanzania from 13 September to 18  October,  while  doing  volunteer
        work for the local mission. QSL via  IK2GZU,  LoTW  and  eQSL.  Log
        search  and   OQRS    for    direct    and    bureau    cards    at [TNX IK2GZU]
9A     - Coburg DX Group members  DC5WW,  DF2MX,  DH6TJ,  DK2RO,  DL8AW  and
        DL9NBJ will be active as 9A8DXG  from  Pasman  Island  (EU-170)  on
        6-15  September.  QSL  via  DL8AW,  direct  or  bureau  (OQRS    on, and LoTW. [TNX]
9M2    - Hary, 9M2GET will be  active  as  9M2GET/p  from  Perhentian  Kecil
        (AS-073), West Malaysia on 22-23 August. QSL via home call,  direct
        only. [TNX 9M2GET]
9M2    - Once again Rich, PA0RRS  will  be  active  as  9M2MRS  from  Penang
        Island (AS-015), West Malaysia from 1 December to 13 January  2016.
        He will operate CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSB  on  40-10  metres.  QSL
        via PA0RRS (OQRS for direct and bureau cards  on  Club  Log),  LoTW
        and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
BY     - Zhao, BD7IHN will be active holiday style  as  B7/BD7IHN  from  the
        islands of Qi Ao (AS-131) and Wai Ling  Ding  (AS-129)  between  14
        and 20 August. He will CW  and  some  SSB  on  the  HF  bands.  The
        activity may be postponed for a few days in case  of  bad  weather.
        QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
CO     - Special callsign T44IJ will be  in  use  during  the  International
        Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend from the  Carapachibey  lighthouse  on
        Isla de la Juventud (NA-056). QSL via EA7FTR.
CO     - A large combined group of operators from Cuba and the  US  will  be
        active as T42US from Havana on 21-28 October, CQ WW DX SSB  Contest
        included. They will operate SSB and CW on 160-10  metres.  QSL  via
        WB2REM, eQSL and LoTW. Logsearch and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.  Further
        information can be found at [TNX CO2AME]
E5_nc  - Rob N7QT, Melanie N7BX and Grant K1ZW will be be active  as  E51MQT
        and E51MKW from Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook  Islands  between  29
        September and 27 October. Activity will be  on  160-10  metres  CW,
        SSB and RTTY. [TNX DX World]
EA8    - Grupo  DX  Gran  Canaria  will  participate  in  the  International
        Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend as AO8LH from the lighthouse at  Punta
        de Sardina on  the  island  of  Gran  Canaria  (AF-004).  Look  for
        activity on the HF bands CW, SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  EA8AKN  and
        LoTW. [TNX EA8CNR]
F      - Jim G3RTE, Phil G3SWH and Matt MJ0ASP  will  be  active  as  F/G6AY
        from the island  of  Cezembre  (EU-157)  on  16-19  August  [425DXN
        1252]. They will operate CW only on 30-10 metres with two  100-watt
        stations. Activity will be during their daylight hours only, as  it
        is not permitted to stay on the island overnight.  QSL  via  G3SWH,
        direct  or bureau (OQRS at, and LoTW.
        [TNX G3SWH]
FT5J   - The team for next  year's  DXpedition  to  Juan  de  Nova  (AF-012)
        [425DXN 1251]  now  includes  F1NGP,  F2DX,  F4BKV,  F4FET,  F5CWU,
        F5PTM, F5UFX, F6BEE and FM5CD. They will be active  as  FT5JA  from
        31 March to 14 April, on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. The  first
        payment for the  ship  is  due  next  month,  donations  are  still
        gratefully accepted and the team makes  another  call  towards  the
        amateur radio community to ask  for  assistance  and  support.  The
        latest  press  release  (dated  14  August)  is  available  on   on, along with information  on  the  project  and
        how to donate. [TNX F5NQL]
G      - John M5JON, Peter M0ILT, Ant MW0JZE and John G3JKL will  be  active
        as MX0LDG from Lundy Island (EU-120) on 6-14 October. Plans are  to
        have 3-4 stations active on several bands. QSL  via  M0URX  (please
        use the OQRS for direct and bureau cards:  and
        LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX M5JON]
GM     - GM0GAV, GM0LVI, GM4ZNC and MM0GNS will be active  as  GS8VL/p  from
        the Shiant Islands (EU-112) on 21-23 August. They will operate  CW,
        SSB and maybe RTTY on 40-15 metres. QSL via GM4FDM. [TNX DX World]
HL     - Members of the Gwangju DX Club (6L0NJ) will be active as D73G  from
        in Daegyoung-do, one of the many islands around the city of  Yeosu,
        on 21-23 August. They will operate CW, SSB, PSK and  RTTY  on  80-6
        metres. [TNX HL4CCM]
I      - Celebrating the  90th  anniversary  of  the  International  Amateur
        Radio Union, special  callsign  II9IARU  will  be  in  use  from  1
        September to 31 December. QSL via IW3RUA. [TNX IW3RUA]
VK0_ant- A severe storm stopped the plan to have Australia's  Casey  Station
        (Antarctica) on air on 8-9 August under the VI0ANZAC  commemorative
        callsign [425DXN 1266]. The operation has been rescheduled for  the
        weekend of 29-30 August. See for  information  about  times
        and frequencies.
W      - Mike AB5EB, Mike AD5A, Hector AD6D and Dragan K0AP will  be  active
        as N5M from Marsh Island (NA-120) on 16-18 October. The  team  will
        be limited to daytime operations only. QSL  via  AB5EB,  direct  or
        bureau. [TNX DX World]
XX9    - Janusz, SP9FIH and Bogdan,  SP2FUD  will  be  active  from  Coloane
        (AS-075),  Macau  on  16-28  October.  Their  callsigns  will    be
        announced the first day of operation. They  will  operate  SSB  and
        RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via  home  calls.  The  website  for  the
        operation is at [TNX NG3K]
YB     -  Budi,  YF1AR  (  will  be  active  as  YF1AR/0  from
        Pramuka, one of the Seribu Island (OC-177), on 15-17 August.  Plans
        are to operate mainly SSB on 40-10 metres QSL via the OQRS on  Club
        Log (preferred, direct link on or N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]
YJ     - Rod, YJ8RN has extended his stay on Loh Island  (OC-110),  and  now
        expects to leave on 21 August. Look for YJ8RN/p  on  14290-295  kHz
        around 6 UTC. QSL direct to Rodney S. Newell, P.O.  Box  905,  Port
        Vila, Vanuatu. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

BOUVET ---> Preliminary plans were for 3Y0F to be active from Bouvet  Island
for two  weeks  between  December  2015  and  January  2016  [425DXN  1230].
However, on 13 August Alex Lebedev (UN7PCZ) reported that  "some  logistical
issues remain open and unresolved", and that "for obvious lack of  immediate
progress, I must admit that our operation will  probably  be  delayed  until
the next season, 2016-2017". Read the press release on

ILLW ---> The 18th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  15  August  until  23.59  UTC  on  the  16th.
Complete information on  this popular event, including  a list  of announced
participating stations, can be found at

VY0M & VY0/VE3LYC ---> Cezar, VE3LYC was able to  be  active  as  VY0/VE3LYC
from Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island (NA-009) between 20.15 UTC on 2  August
and 08.47 UTC on the 3rd. He logged 1220 QSOs on 20m CW and SSB. A  separate
QSL card will be printed for this activity. Operations from Melville  Island
(NA-248) started at 20.24 UTC on 4 August, and VY0M logged  over  4500  QSOs
until 9.25 UTC on the 11th. The vast majority of the contacts were  made  on
20m, although he "spent a little bit of time on  17  and  30m,  with  modest
results". When both the logs are uploaded  to  Club  Log,  a  note  will  be
posted on


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/F4FET, 3G0ZC,  4X4DK,  5B/NT2X,
5Z4/DJ4EL (AF-040), 7X3DL, 9M2/R6AF/p (AS-073), 9W8VAT, BA4SI, BD7DX,  C6AUX
(NA-113),  D4C,  DS2GOO/4  (AS-093),  E51AGY,  FP/NY4G,    FS/W6IZT,  FY5FY,
HH5/KC0W, HI3LFE, J49TSL, J68HS, JW9JKA, KG4WV,  LA9VDA  (EU-079),  MJ/OT9Z,
MU/PA9M, OJ0VM, OX/DL7DF, OY/N2IEN, PA125VVG, PJ7AA,  PQ0T,  PW2C  (SA-024),
SU9IG, SV2ASP/A, TM200EN, TO11A, TO22C,  TO66R,  V5/DK9IP,  VP2ETE,  VP2MLU,
VU4I, XW1IC, YB0BNX, YB7NUS/p, YB8RW/p (OC-246 and OC-272), YE1ZAT,  YF1AR/2
(OC-186),  YF1AR/4  (OC-204),  YF1AR/7  (OC-166    and    OC-268),   YV5EAH,
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