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05 Sep 2015

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4W     - Sei, JA7LU will  be  active  again  as  4W/JA7LU  from  Timor-Leste
        (OC-148) on 4-9 September. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres  SSB  and
        RTTY, and will participate in the All Asian DX SSB  Contest  on  20
        metres. QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX DX World]
5H     - Chas, NK8O will be active in his spare time as  5H3DX  from  Zinga,
        Tanzania on 4-28 September. He  will  operate  mainly  CW  on  20-6
        meters ("I love to rag chew", he says, "if I am in the middle of  a
        QSO, please wait your turn and do not  interrupt").  QSL  via  NK8O
        (direct), LoTW and eQSL.
5W     - Robin, ZL4IG will be active  holiday  style  as  5W0RM  from  Upolu
        (OC-097), Samoa on 5-13 September. He will  operate  SSB  and  some
        QRS CW on 40-15 metres with QRP power. QSL via home call.
C6     - Randy, K5SL will be active as C6ASL from Grand Bahama  (NA-080)  on
        5-18 September. He will operate mainly CW with a focus  on  30,  17
        and 12 metres. QSL via home call.
D4     - Chris, DL2MDU and Heike, DL3HD will be active as D44TUK  and D44TUQ
        Respectively   from   Boa  Vista   (AF-086), Cape   Verde on  11-25
        September. They will operate CW and digital modes on 80-10  metres.
        QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
DL     - Members   of   the  DARC  Club  D22  are  active  as  DK0RBY   from
        Nationalpark Jasmund on Ruegen Island (EU-057) until  8  September.
        They operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the  HF  bands  and  will
        participate in the IARU Region 1 Field Day. QSL  via  bureau.  [TNX
        DX Newsletter]
F      - Special callsign TM50URA will  be  in  use  on  5-19  September  to
        celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNARAF,  the  National  Union  of
        French Blind Radioamateurs. QSL via F5ANZ. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Pascale F4HLR, Lionel F5HNQ and Pascal  F8CGL  will  be  active  as
        TM48B from Belle-Ile-en-Mer (EU-048) on 24-30 September. They  will
        operate mainly SSB on the  HF  bands.  QSL  via  F5HNQ,  direct  or
        bureau, and LoTW. [TNX F5HNQ]
FO     - Used by F6AML from Mayotte back in  2006,  the  callsign  TX6A  has
        been reissued to Moto, JA1GZV for his current activity from  Tahiti
        (OC-046), French Polynesia. He has been active since  2  September,
        length of stay not known. QSL via JA1GZV.
GW     - Look for G4EDG, G4ELZ, G4GSA to be  active  as  GW4EDG/p,  GW4ELZ/p
        and GW4GSA/p from Flat Holm Island  (EU-124)  on  12-16  September.
        They will operate CW and digital modes on  40-17  metres.  QSL  via
        home calls (direct) and LoTW. [TNX]
I      - Operators from ARI Fidenza will be active as IO4ENG  and  IQ4FE  on
        12-25 September as part of  the  Enigma  Event,  one  of  the  many
        events organized  for  the  "European  Researchers'  Night".  Other
        participating stations include IO1ENG, IO2ENG, IQ1NM, IQ1SP,  IQ2VJ
        and IQ9MQ. Detailed information on the  event  and  the  associated
        award is available in several languages at
        [TNX IK4CIE]
OH     - OH8MXL and other seven operators will  be  active  as  OH8T/p  from
        Hailuoto Island (EU-184) on 5-6 September for  the  IARU  Region  1
        Field Day (SSB). QSL via OH8T, direct or bureau. [TNX]
PY     - Six operators from the Para DX Group ( will  be
        active as PX8Z from Ilha de Cotijuba (SA-060) on  17-20  September.
        Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metres CW, SSB and digital  modes.  QSL
        via PY8WW. [TNX NG3K]
S7     - With little over two months before their departure, the  S79C  team
        [425DXN  confirms that "plans are definite and large deposits  have
        already been paid to the relevant  departments.  We  have  obtained
        all necessary permits, both to  visit  and  operate  from  Coetivy"
        (AF-119, new one for IOTA), and all  individual  flights  have  now
        been booked. The whole team  will  meet  up  in  Mahe,  capital  of
        Seychelles, on 14-15 November, and leave for Coetivy on  the  16th.
        Plans are to have six stations  QRV  at  peak  times,  and  station
        design and antennas are currently being  discussed.  Donations  are
        gratefully  accepted,  because  "as  private  airplane  charter  is
        needed to access the island,  costs  are  terrifically  high".  See  for  full  information,  updates  and  latest
        Tweets from the team.
SV    -  Look for SV8/OE3GEA to be active holiday  style from the island  of
        Santorini (EU-067) on 12-17 September.  He will operate CW only  on
        30-10 metres low power. QSL via home call. [TNX]
TF     - Ric DL2VFR, Friedrich DL4BBH and Klaus DL7UXG  will  be  active  as
        TF/homecalls from Iceland (EU-021) on  15-22  September.  Depending
        on weather and  road  conditions  they  will  operate  from  a  few
        all-time new World Wide Flora & Fauna  areas  (information  on  the
        WWFF programme can be found at There might be also  a
        short  visit  to  IOTA  group  EU-071    around    18    September.
        Additionally, during  their  outward  journey  they  will  stop  at
        Torshavn, Faroe Islands (EU-018), and might be QRV as  OY/homecalls
        in the morning of 14 September.  QSL  via  home  calls,  direct  or
        bureau, plus eQSL and LoTW. [TNX]
TI9    - Jorge, TI2HMJ arrived on Cocos Island (Isla del  Coco,  NA-012)  on
        31 August. It is his third visit to the island this  year,  but  it
        is not a DXpedition. He will be QRV  as  TI9/TI2HMJ  in  his  spare
        time until 8 September. QSL via home call,  direct  only.  [TNX  DX
VP9    - Dennis, K2SE will be active holiday style as K2SE/VP9 from  Bermuda
        (NA-005) on 12-19 September. He  will  operate  mainly  CW  with  a
        focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via  K2SE  and  LoTW.  [TNX  The
        Daily DX]
YB    -  YB8RW's  planned   itinerary  (subject  to   change   depending  on
        transportation and local conditions)  for  his  IOTA  tour  [425DXN
        1269] includes:
        3-4 September    YB8RW/5  Bintan          OC-075
        6-9 September    YB8RW/5  Natuna Besar    OC-106
        10-13 September  YB8RW/5  Serasan         OC-109
        14-17 September  YB8RW/5  Siantan         OC-108
        18-21 September  YB8RW/5  Tambelan Besar  OC-122
        22-25 September  YB8RW/5  Lingga          OC-107
        26-28 September  YB8RW/4  Bangka          OC-144
        Plans are to operate SSB and on 20-10 metres. QSL via YB8RW; direct
        links  to  Club Log's  OQRS will  be published  on  in  due
        course. [TNX]

ARCTIC TOUR ---> Vlad, UA4WHX has been active as  RI0POL  since  29  August.
This callsign is being used from the icebreaker MSV Mikhail Somov during her
Russian  Arctic  Coast Expedition along the Arctic Northern Sea Route. Go to and  follow  the ship's course. On 31
August  Vlad  was  landed  by  helicopter  on  Kolguyev  Island (EU-085) and
operated as  RI1PV for about seven hours on 20 metres CW. Other callsigns to
be used during the expedition are:
- R11PVB, from the settlement  of  Amderma  (Nenets  Autonomous  Okrug)  and
"areas around";
- RI1OV, from "various islands in the  White  and  Barents  Sea",  including
Novaya Zemlya (EU-035) and the Morzhovets Islands (EU-119);
QSL for all callsigns via UA4WHX,  see  for  instructions.  Updates
will appear under each callsign on and on

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

AS-203 ---> The RT9K/0  team  started  activity  from  Dobrzhanskogo  Island
(AS-203) on 1 September around 11.15 UTC on 20m CW.  They  are  experiencing
adverse weather conditions, but have been able to make more than 5,000  QSOs
so far. Also active from the same  island  is  UA0ZC/p.  The  logs  will  be
uploaded  to  Club  Log as  soon as  feasible. dUpdates are being  posted to

5N1UKO/5U ---> On 23 April 2015 5N1UKO was active as 5N1UKO/5U and  made  31
QSOs on 15 metres SSB, operating "from his mobile setup  at  a  construction
site in Zindar, Niger". His QSL manager, N0UN, also reports that Tola -  who
"has not submitted  any  paperwork  to  the  DXCC  Desk"  for  this  limited
operation - hopes "to have a 5U callsign granted in  the  near  future",  as
his work calls for him to go between Nigeria and Niger for the  next  twelve
months. [TNX DX World]

CHESTERFIELD 2015 ---> 1,090 kg of TX3X equipment was processed through  New
Zealand Customs on 31 August and  is  now  at  the  equipment  consolidation
point in  Auckland.  Boat  loading  is  scheduled  for  13-15  September  at
Bayswater Marina, Auckland. [TNX K5GS]

THE P5/K6VVA QUEST ---> Rick's latest update (1 September)  to  his  "P5  CW
Only Project" can be found at

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 13,064  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-14),  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: [TNX F6AJA].

QSL VIA RW6HS ---> RW6HS is the QSL manager for D0B, D1A, D1DNR  and  D1DPR.
These are located in the "Donetsk People's Republic", an unrecognized  state
based in the Donetsk oblast of Ukraine. DXCC wise,  it  is  not  a  separate
Entity as it does not meet the current DXCC Criteria.

VK0EK NEWSLETTER ---> The Heard Island Expedition Newsletter  [425DXN  1258]
contains inside information  about  the  expedition,  the  radio  operation,
personal information  about  the  participants,  developing  ideas  for  new
technology, environmental science on Heard Island,  special  images,  and  a
variety of other exclusive information that will not  be  available  on  the
open websites. Four issues have been published so far, the latest  is  dated
30 August. Free subscription:
(where there is also a link to download back issues).

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                        ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z0LH       SP1DPA      ED7URI      EA7URI      P40PX       AI5P
4K6FO       DC9RI       EG1JRA      EA1RKA      P40Z        DD5ZZ
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       EG1SDC      EA1AUM      PG64HOOP    PA9F
4O7CC       UA4CC       EG2SDC      EA1AUM      PQ1L        PT2OP
4U1WB       KK4HD       EG3SDC      EA1AUM      R100D       RD0B
4U5F        S57DX       EG4SDC      EA1AUM      R100DI      RD0B
5B4ABP      OE2GEN      EG5SDC      EA1AUM      R11PVB      UA4WHX
5H9GB       G4SVV       EG6SDC      EA1AUM      R2015BA     RZ3LC
5H9GB       G4SVV       EG7SDC      EA1AUM      R44RFF      RA3AKF
7Q7BP       G3MRC       EG8SDC      EA1AUM      R50WWW      RW3WWW
7R7R        SM4VPZ      EG9SDC      EA1AUM      RI0F/p      UA0LCZ
7X2GK       IK2DUW      EH1SAF      EA1RKA      RI0POL      UA4WHX
7X5NZ       EA7FTR      EH3VCE      EA5HJY      RI0POL      UA4WHX
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       EH4VCE      EA5HJY      RI1PV       UA4WHX
8S7A        W3HNK       EH5VCE      EA5HJY      RT9K/0      RX9KM
9A0HRS      9A3JB       EJ7NET      HB9DGV      SN0LEAK     SQ2KLU
9A4MX/p     DJ2MX       EN221FA     US5FA       SP0OKY      ON4CJK
9H3AY       G3SDG       GB2LGR      G4NRZ       T6EU        AK4JK
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      HB9/EG1SDC  EA1AUM      T88WJ       JS3LSQ
9M58MA      9W2MYR      HC1PF       IV3PRK      TI5/N3KS    N3YIM
9M58MB      9W2SMF      HC2AO       RC5A        TK/IZ1FRM   IW1RLS
9M58MJ      9M2ESM      HE200GE     HB9AOF      TM1MAD      F5KLJ
9M58MM      9M2YOT      HF440W      SP7KED      TM300SK     F4GFE
9M58MP      9M2RUL      HF71PW      SP5KCR      TM320NEO    F1EOY
9M58MY      9W2VVN      HG8SDS      HA8PH       TM5SIA      F5KCC
A52EQW      JH7EQW      HK1MW       N2OO        TX6A        JA1GZV
A61DD       IZ8CLM      HK1T        EA5KB       UP30F       UN7FS
A62A        IZ8CLM      IC8/IZ2DPX  IK2DUW      V31MA       M0OXO
C31CT       EA3QS       II0FDR      IS0AEM [d]  V31TA       EA5GL
C81AK       WB6OJB      II0FDR      IS0JXO [b]  VE4GIL/VY0  VE4GIL
CE2AWW      N7RO        II3PAN      IV3IUM      VE9/OZ1AA   OZ1ACB
CE2SDC/1    EA1AUM      II9ST       IT9JPW      YB1TIA      HA3JB
CP1XRM      EA5RM       J62DX       EB7DX       YJ0NH       JA0JHQ
CR1D        CT1EEK      LY779QT     LY2QT       YU7XX       W3HNK
CR3A        EA5GL       LZ129WNLS   LZ1KCP      YW5Z        DM4TI
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OA85O       OA4O        ZA/IK2RLM   IZ2LSP
DU9AQQ      EA5GL       OU0POLIO    OZ1ACB      ZV5DG       PY5JR

DM4TI    Udo Soeldner, Grenzweg 10, 99610 Wundersleben, Germany
IT9JPW   Marco Mora, Via Etnea 163/2, 95030 Pedara CT, Italy
RD0B     Valery N. Savin, P.O. Box 45, Dikson, Krasnoyarsky kray, 647340,
RX9KM    Aleksandr A. Kovalevsky, 14 mkrn 8-24, Gubkinsky, Yamalo-Nenetsky
        AO, 629831, Russia
UA0LCZ   Vladimir F. Miroshnichenko, P.O. Box 41-21, Vladivostok-41,
        Primorsky kray, 690041, Russia
UA0ZC    Valery A. Makarov, ul. Zvyozdnaya 17 kv. 24, Petropavlovsk-
        Kamchatsky, 683049, Russia
UA4WHX   Vladimir M. Bykov, P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426033, Russia
VE4GIL   Gil J. Restiaux, 25-208 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg MB R2H 3B4,
WB6OJB   Arnold J. Kalan, 16690 Charmel  Ln., Pacific Palisades CA
        90272-2210, USA
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