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17 Oct 2015

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3W     - Miki, JJ2CJB will  be  active  as  XV2CJB  from  Vietnam  on  23-25
        October. He will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10  metres  and  will
        participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via JJ2CJB  and  LoTW.
        [TNX The Daily DX]
A3     - Dave, W6ZL (3D2KM) will be  active  holiday  style  as  A35KL  from
        Tongatapu (OC-049), Tonga on 17-24 October. He will operate CW  and
        RTTY on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  W6ZL  (direct)  and  LoTW.  [TNX]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV ( will be active as  A35JP/p
        from Vava'u Island (OC-064) from 31 October to 2 November. He  will
        operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-6  metres,  running  100  watts  into
        verticals. Prior to that, he will be QRV as  A35JP  from  Tongatapu
        (OC-049) on 24-29 October. Main activity will be during the  CQ  WW
        DX SSB Contest. QSL via JA0RQV, direct  or  bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
        Log), and LoTW.
C9     - Beth, MW0VOW and John, ZS5J will be active as C91B from  Mozambique
        from 20 October to 3 November. They will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
        160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct to P.O. Box  102303,  Meer  en
        See, Richards Bay, 3901, South Africa; logsearch on Club Log.  [TNX
        DX World]
DL    -  Special   callsign  DL25UNION  is  active  until  31  December   to
        celebrate the 25th anniversary of the end of the process  in  which
        the German Democratic  Republic  joined  the  Federal  Republic  of
        Germany to form the reunited nation  of  Germany.  QSL  via  DJ6SI,
        direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
EA9    - DG0OHD, DG5AA, DK8YY, DL1AOB, DL1AWD, DL5AOL and DL8ALU are  active
        from Melilla on 14-19 October. They operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY  on
        160-10 metres and will take part in the WAG  (Worked  All  Germany)
        Contest  (  on 17-18
        October. [TNX DH7WW]
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/5 (CW and SSB)  and  JS6RRR/5
        (RTTY and FM) from Shodo (AS-200) on 24-26 October and  again  from
        31 October to 3 November. QSL via bureau. [TNX]
PY0F   - Godoi, PY4NY will be active  again  as  PY0NY  [425DXN  1253]  from
        Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) from 28  October  to  5  November.  He
        will operate CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY on  40-10  metres,  and  maybe
        also on 80 and 6m. See for more information. QSL direct  to
        home call. [TNX DX World]
SM     - Jef DD2CW, Marcel ON6UQ  and  Roger  ON7TQ,  along  with  SWL  Dirk
        ONL741, will be active again from  SI9AM  (the  King  Chulalongkorn
        Memorial Amateur Radio Society, in Ragunda on  21-28
        October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest.  QSL  via
        SM3TIR, direct or bureau.
SV     - Nicolas, F1RAF will be active again as SV8/F1RAF from Poros  Island
        (not IOTA) on 25-31 October. He will operate SSB only  on  20,  17,
        15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (OQRS  on
        Club Log). [TNX F6AJA]
V2     - V26OC (QSL via N3OC), V26RA (QSL via  K3RA)  and  V26BZR  (QSL  via
        W2BZR) will be active from Antigua (NA-100) on 18-28 October.  Main
        activity will take place as V26B (QSL via LoTW or  direct  only  to
        KA2AEV) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - As part of a "Moluccas  IOTA  Tour",  Budi,  YF1AR  (
        will be active as YF1AR/8 from  the  Barat  Daya  Islands  (OC-272)
        starting on  15  October  "until  further  notice".  Plans  are  to
        operate mainly SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via the OQRS  on  Club  Log
        (preferred, direct link on or N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]
ZL7    - Graham, ZL3MA,  will  be  active  as  ZL7/ZL3MA  from  the  Chatham
        Islands (OC-038) on 20-27 October. He  will  operate  CW,  PSK  and
        JT65 in his spare time. QSL via ZL3MA. [TNX NG3K]

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

REDEFINED Q-CODE ---> A redefined Q-code (QTX) is  promoted  to  communicate
the state of affairs clearly from both ends of the DXpedition  circuit.  The
new QTX code was released over the past weekend at  the  ARI  DX  summit  in
Rome, Italy and the RSGB Convention in the UK.
"The new meaning of QTX: when a DXpedition  operator  clearly  spells  out a
callsign and a number, it simply means that a targeted station  should  stop
transmitting for a specified time period, say 1 hour,  and  then  come  back
with a retuned method and mind. Alternatively, a  DXer  can  send  QTX  with
band and time to a pilot  station  indicating  that  a  specific  DXpedition
operator's efficiency and throughput - the rate, that is  -  has  reached  a
point where the DXpedition operator cannot handle the task at hand, so  much
so that it all results in a chaotic  situation.  The  DXpedition  management
folks should then act accordingly to deal with  this unfortunate  operator".

THE FUTURE OF THE IOTA PROGRAMME ---> The following release  was  posted  by
the Radio Society of Great Britain's General Manager  on  10  October:  "The
RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) programme celebrated its 50th anniversary  as
a premier DX programme in July 2014. The last  fifty  years  have  seen  the
programme grow to 2,500 active island chasers and approximately 15,000  more
casual participants. It is perhaps second in scale and  scope  to  the  DXCC
award; indeed, many would argue  it  is  even  more  challenging  than  that
programme. Last year the Board identified a number of  challenges  that  the
programme faced, not least  of which  was the  need to provide an IT  system
that would  allow  online island  credit  submission akin to  Logbook of the
World (LoTW).
Since that time, a small group of IOTA enthusiasts  has  been  working  with
the Society to ensure that the IOTA programme continues  to  grow  and  play
the prominent role that it has done  in  Amateur  Radio  DXing  and  contest
activity for the last fifty years.
That work has now come to fruition and we are pleased  to  announce  that  a
new organisation will be formed, to be called the IOTA Foundation.  It  will
be  run  by  IOTA  enthusiasts  and  will  manage  the  IOTA   programme  in
partnership with the Society. One major task for the new  organisation  will
be to develop a new online credit system that is  due  to  be  completed  in
Roger Balister (G3KMA), Bob Barden (MD0CCE), Cezar Trifu (VE3LYC) and  Johan
Willemsen (PA3EXX) are the team who will implement the IT changes  and  form
the IOTA Foundation, with representation from radio  amateurs  at  home  and
abroad". Read G3KMA's "Welcoming Response" on

TX3X ---> The TX3X team logged their last QSO at 17.17  on  11  October  and
left the island at 3 UTC on the 12th. The voyage back to New  Caledonia  was
not smooth: "with 2-3 meter seas, coming at us  from  different  directions,
and heavy winds the boat and passengers took  a  significant  beating".  All
the logs have been uploaded to the server, and the current  statistics  show
50104 QSOs (50.8% CW, 38.9% SSB and 10.3% RTTY) with 14401 unique  callsigns
(28.74%) located in Asia (44.43%), North America (30.22%), Europe  (20.19%),
Oceania (3.71%),  South  America  (1.23%)  and  Africa  (0.23%).  There  are
hundreds of e-mails asking for a "log check",  and  the  team  reports  they
"will begin the process of working through the NiL and busted calls when  we
are near a reliable Internet connection. This will probably not be until  19

VK0EK NEWSLETTER ---> In the sixth issue  of  the  Heard  Island  Expedition
Newsletter, published on 14 October, "we celebrate and thank  our  sponsors.
While the current list is incomplete (we receive new sponsors  almost  every
day), we take this opportunity to thank not only those who have  contributed
already, but all who will help us complete our fundraising  goal.  The  good
news is that we are on track to completing the financial resources to  carry
out the expedition". Subscribe to  the  Newsletter  for  free  by  going  to (where there is also  a  link
to download back issues).

VP8SGI & VP8STI ---> This appeal (abridged) comes  from  the  organizers  of
the  January-February  2016  VP8STI  (South  Sandwich)  and   VP8SGI  (South
Georgia)  DXpeditions.  "Analysis  of  our  funding  shows  us   that  while
individual donations have exceeded all  expectations,  club  donations  have
not. We are seeing that many clubs that gave FT5ZM or  K1N  $1000-$2000  are
giving us $500 or a fraction of what they gave to these  other  DXpeditions.
Some clubs that gave quite  generously  to  other  recent  DXpeditions  have
decided not to make any donation to us. While we appreciate each  and  every
donation, with a budget of $425,000 we are making  small  incremental  steps
when leaps and bounds are needed. To date, we  have  raised  $142,000  above
the team contribution of $210,000. We still have a deficit of  $73,000  that
we need to fill as much as we can. At this time, we  are  asking  for  those
Foundations and Clubs that have not yet made a donation to  please  consider
doing so":

+ SILENT KEY + Franz Nieberding, DK1II  (DA0I)  passed  away  on  8  October
2015. Licenced since 1966, he was primarily a CW operator - but enjoyed  SSB
and RTTY as well - with  a  focus  on  DXing  and  contesting.  He  was  the
organizer and team leader of the 7O1YGF  DXpedition  to  Yemen  (2000),  and
participated in the  5A7A  (Lybia  2006),  ZL8X  (Kermadec  2010)  and  T32C
(Kiritimati/Christmas Island 2011) DXpeditions. Other DX activities  include
YJ0AII (2004), ZL7II (2004) and 3D2II (2010).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8CW       NI5DX       HA3ITU      HA5AGP      R00BVB      UA4WHX
3Z90GNZ     SP5ZRW      HA4ITU      HA5AGP      R00QVB      UA4WHX
4L5P        UT7QF       HA5BPITU    HA5AGP      R10NRC      RV9V
4U0ITU      4U1ITU      HA6ITU      HA5AGP      R2015DF     RA1ANY
4U0WFP      S57DX       HA7ITU      HA5AGP      RI0POL      UA4WHX
5H3MB       IK2GZU      HA8ITU      HA5AGP      RI0QV       UA4WHX
5X8C        ON6NL       HA9ITU      HA5AGP      S01WS       EA2JG
7Y7Y        7X2ARA      HB9SPACE    HB9ACA      S79SP       SP6FXY
8S0C        SM0MPV      HE200GE     HB9AOF      SI9AM       SM3TIR
9G5GH       EA5ZD       HF690PMA    SP9KUP      T43GDXC     CO3JA
9G5SP       SP3UQE      HG0ITU      HA5AGP      T45GDXC     PA3ACA
9Q6AL       DF9TA       HG150ITU    HA5AGP      T46G        RW6HS
A60WSW      IZ8CLM      HG1ITU      HA5AGP      T48X        K2AU
C5YK        ON6EG       HG2ITU      HA5AGP      T88MZ       DU1CKF [d]
CN8KD       EA5XX       HG3ITU      HA5AGP      T88MZ       JH0CKF [b]
CO3VK       IZ8EBI      HG4ITU      HA5AGP      TM1CO       F6LIA
CO8DM       KU9C        HG5ITU      HA5AGP      TM25LUX     F5KMY
CO8LY       EA7ADH      HG6ITU      HA5AGP      TM300SK     F4GFE
CX2DK       EA5GL       HG7ITU      HA5AGP      TM72BST     F6KFI
DK0WRTC     DJ9MH       HG8ITU      HA5AGP      TT8AMO      M0URX
DU1IST      JA1HGY      HG9ITU      HA5AGP      V31YN       DJ4KW
E30FB       JH1AJT      HL03NWPF    HL5FXP      V44KAI      W5TFW
EA9/DK8YY   DH7WW [d]   J42CPMV     SV2HXV      V47JA       W5JON
EA9/DK8YY   DK8YY [b]   JK3ZXK/5    JP3AYQ      V73D        DL4SVA
EG5MCC      EA5RCK      JT90IARU    JT1KAA      V85/VE3LA   LY5W
EI150ITU    EI6AL       JW5X        LA5X        V85/VE8DX   LY5W
EI8GQB      PA3249      KG4AW       KG9LB       VK6BP/p     VK6BP
EN1000U     UR4UWY      KG4DY       KE4KDY      VP2MTX      K8ESQ
EO70LHG     UR3LDO      KG4WV       W4WV        XX9TIH      SP9FIH
FK8DD       NI5DX       LG5LG       LA5TIA      XX9TUD      SP2FUD
FM5BH       W3HNK       MB5RC       M0DXR       YB9/KY1A    E21EIC
FM5FJ       KU9C        MX0LDG      M0URX       YB9/WQ2C    9M2CQC
G50FRS      G0YYY       N5M         AB5EB       YP94HMK     YO2KBQ
GB0RWC      G0GWY       OA6Q        OE3NHW      YQ40KNE     YO6KNE
GP0STH      G4DIY       OT4CLM      ON3AIM      YR94HMK     YO2KBQ
HA0ITU      HA5AGP      P40DX       K5JP        ZD7W        W6NV
HA150ITU    HA5AGP      P40JW       NT5V        ZF1DX       W8BLA
HA1ITU      HA5AGP      PA70FAW     PA0FAW      ZM2IO       DK7AO
HA2ITU      HA5AGP      PY90IARU    OZ1HHH      ZV10M       PT7ZT

AB5EB    Mike Crownover, 1326 Hilltop Ridge, New Braunfels TX 78132, USA
CE2LML   Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA
DH7WW    Ulrich Mockel, Schwarzwinkel 13, 08304 Schonheide, Germany
DL4SVA   Georg Tretow, Postfach 1114, 23931 Grevesmuehlen, Germany
EA2JG    Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava),
EA5ZD    Miguel Rabadan, Apartado 31, 30120 El Palmar (Murcia), Spain
HA5AGP   Solti Istvan, Kistarcsa, Homok dulo 96, 2143, Hungary
IM0FFM   Francesco Tonissi, Via Cala Chiesa 25, 07024 La Maddalena OT, Italy
JH1AJT   Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken,
        259-0111, Japan
N3YUG    Jason Rearick, PO Box 372, Patuxent River MD 20670, USA
R2015Y   P.O. Box 1, g. Tashtagol, Kemerovskaya oblast, 652990, Russia
SP2FUD   Bogdan Madry, Przyleki, Zakladowa 9, 86-005 Biale Blota, Poland
SP6FXY   Ryszard Woroszczuk, ul. Akacjowa 9, 55-080 Smolec, Poland
SP9FIH   Janusz Wegrzyn, Skr. Poczt. 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
VK6BP    Chris McGough, P.O. Box 3170, Broome WA 6725, Australia
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