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425 DX News #1279
07 Nov 2015

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3B     - Matthias, DF6LO will be active as  3B9RF  from  Rodrigues  (AF-017)
        around mid-November,  and  as  3B8RF  from  Mauritius  (AF-049)  in
        December. He will operate JT65 with 30 watts, and  occasionally  CW
        with 100 watts. QSL via LotW and eQSL only. [TNX DX World]
5W     - Lars, ZL1IF will be active as 5W0IF from Apia, Samoa (OC-097)  from
        25 November to 3 December. He  will  operate  mainly  CW  on  80-10
        metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.  QSL  via
        ZL1IF. [TNX NG3K]
6W     - The Association des Radioamateurs du Senegal  (ARAS)  will  conduct
        its annual expedition to the island  of  Goree  (AF-045)  on  27-29
        November. The callsign will be 6V1A.  QSL  direct  to  6W7JX.  [TNX
9H     - Henning, OZ1BII ( will be active as 9H3EE from  Malta
        (EU-023) on 24-30 November. He  will  operate  CW  only,  and  main
        activity will be during the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL  via  OZ1BII,
        direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
9X     - Nick, G3RWF will be active as 9X0NH from Rwanda  from  18  November
        to 2 December. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres all modes,  and  will
        participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home  call,  direct
        or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
E5     - Haru,  JA1XGI  (  will
        be active as E51XGI from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands  on
        3-10 December. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY  and  PSK  on  the  HF
        bands. QSL via JA1XGI (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW.
FR     - Stephane, F5UOW will be  active  again  as  FR/F5UOW  from  Reunion
        Island (AF-016) from 16 December to 8 January 2016.  In  his  spare
        time he will operate CW and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL  via
        LoTW (preferred) or home call. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
PJ4    - PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/K4BAI  and  PJ4/W8FN  will  be  active  from  Bonaire
        (SA-006) from 25 November to 1 December, including  a  Multi-Single
        entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest  as  PJ4A    (QSL  via  K4BAI  and
        LoTW). [TNX NG3K]
PJ6    - Seppo, OH1VR  and Henri, OH3JR  will be  active  as  PJ6/OH1VR  and
        PJ6/OH3JR  from Saba (NA-145) from 23 November to 3 December.  They
        will operate CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations, and both  of  them
        will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL  direct  to  home
        calls. [TNX NG3K]
S7     - After five months of intense  preparations,  the  much  anticipated
        16-22 November DXpedition to Coetivy Island (AF-119,  new  one  for
        IOTA) [425DXN  1274]  is  soon  to  begin.  Six  operators  (EA3NT,
        EI9FBB, MM0NDX, PA3EWP, SP5APW and VK5CE) will be QRV  as  S79C  on
        40-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with several  stations;  a  dedicated
        station will run 24/7 on 6 metres (50.103.5 Mhz). As the final  leg
        of the flight is by private airplane charter, this is an  extremely
        expensive IOTA DXpedition;  if  you  would  like  to  support  this
        unique activation,  please  visit  Follow
        the team on  Twitter  (@af119new)  for  the  latest  updates.  [TNX
SV9    - Daniel, DL5YWM will be active  holiday  style  as  SV9/DL5YWM  from
        Crete (EU-015) on 8-19 November. Depending on  ferry  schedule,  he
        also plans to operate as SV9/DL5YWM/p from Gavdos  Island  (EU-187)
        on 16-17 November. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX]
SV9    - Christo, LZ3FN will be active as SW9AA from Crete (EU-015) from  21
        November to 1 December, including an entry  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
        Contest. QSL via LZ1PM. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Frank, I2DMI will be active  holiday  style  as  T88RY  from  Koror
        (OC-009), Palau on 22-29 December. He will  operate  RTTY  only  on
        80-10 metres. QSL via home call. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
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  LZ1BP,  LZ1DCW,  LZ1NK,  LZ2UW,
        LZ2YO, LZ3ND, LZ3ZZ, LZ4AE,  LZ5CA,  LZ5VV,  TA2TX  and  TA3D;  the
        first operators will arrive on 20 November and will participate  in
        the LZDX Contest. See for durther information.
V6     - Sho,  JA7HMZ  will  be  active  as  V63DX  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
        Micronesia from 27 November to 5 December. He will  participate  in
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest as V6A. Before and  after  the  contest  he
        will  be  looking  for  Europe  on  160  metres.  QSLs  via  JA7HMZ
        (direct). [TNX NG3K]
VK     - Look for Peter, VK4LLE (VK4HOY)  to  be  active  from  Lady  Elliot
        Island (OC-142) on 4-7 December. QSL to Peter Ross Allen, 18  Rowan
        Lane, Mount Mellum QLD 4550, Australia. [TNX]
VP2E   - Rich, KE1B (VP2EAQ) and Anna, W6NN (VP2EAR) will  be  active  again
        from Anguilla (NA-022) on 22-30 November.  They  will  operate  CW,
        SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. Expect VP2EAQ to participate  in  the
        CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSLs via KE1B, LoTW and  eQSL.  Logsearch  and
        OQRS on Club Log.
XT     - Harald, DF2WO will be  active  again  as  XT2AW  from  Ouagadougou,
        Burkina Faso on 7-27 November. He will operate SSB, CW,  PSK,  JT65
        and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL  via  M0OXO,  preferably  through  his
        OQRS ( [TNX M0OXO]
YN     - Mike, AJ9C will  be  active  as  YN2CC    from  Nicaragua  from  25
        November to 2 December. He will operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on  160-6
        metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.  QSL  via
        AJ9C and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> JA1ELY, JH1NBN, JR4OZR will be  active  as  VP2ELY  from
Anguilla  (NA-022)  on  13-18  November, and  as PJ7ELY  from  Sint  Maarten
(NA-105) on 19-25 November (however  JH1NBN will have to leave on the 21st).
They will  operate SSB, CW, RTTY on 80-10 metres with two stations. QSLs via
JA1ELY (direct only)  and LoTW  after a  while. Logsearch  on Club Log. [TNX

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

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
2 November, is available at  The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club  Log  (as  of  1  November
there were 314.7  million  log  entries  available  for  analysis)  and,  to
improve quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed  are  considered  to  be

IARU 90 ---> Special event station OL90IARU will be operated by Czech  Radio
Club's members  from  7  November  to  6  December  to  celebrate  the  90th
anniversary of  the  International  Amateur  Radio  Union  (IARU).  QSL  via
bureau, LoTW, eQSL and Club Log's OQRS.  Also  celebrating  the  anniversary
until 31 December are 9H90IARU from Malta (QSL  via  9H1SP),  HH90IARU  from
Haiti, OH90IARU from Finland (QSL via OH2BAD) and UP90IARU  from  Kazakhstan
(QSL via RW6HS). See for free of charge certifica-
tes for contacts made with  jubilee stations  from 10 different  IARU member

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 13,215  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 and 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].

VP8STI & VP8SGI ---> "At this time, all plans  are  moving  forward  and  we
expect to be QRV  on  January  17th  as  VP8STI"  from  the  South  Sandwich
Islands, the VP8STI/VP8SGI team  reported  on  1  November.  The  DXpedition
Pilot Program will be led by Antonio Gonzalez (EA5RM). He  will  communicate
with each of the regional pilot stations to ensure  that  the  operators  on
the islandss are satisfying the needs of the global DX  Community  and  that
they are aware of propagation and other  issues.  The  regional  pilots  are
AA6G (US West Coast), EA5RM (Europe and Chief Pilot), JR4OZR  (Asia),  VK4MA
(Oceania) and W2IRT (US East Coast). They can be contacted  by  clicking  on
their  photograph  on  the  main  page    of    the    expedition's  website
(www.intrepid-dx/com/vp8). The pilots will not have access to the logs,  and
all logging issues will be  addressed  by  the  QSL  Manager  following  the
conclusion of both activations.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/HB9ARY, 3B8HC,  3B9FR,  3G0ZC,
3XY5M, 4W/JA7LU, 5W1SA, 8P2K, 9K2QA, 9M2/R6AF/p  (AS-073),  A71CM,  B7/BA4TB
(AS-094), C31CT, C37AC, CE2AWW, CO3JA, D44TUK, DV1UD,  DX0P,  E51AAR,  E6GG,
EK7DX, EP3SMH, FK8DD/m, H76W (NA-212), HZ1BW, IJ7TA  (EU-073),  JA0JHQ/VK9C,
JW2US, K4KGG/VO1 (NA-198), KG4AW, MM8C  (EU-059),  OH0KXJ,  OH5TS  (EU-140),
PJ6/NM1Y,  PX8K  (SA-042),  R3RRC/0  (AS-082),  R7AL/0  (AS-172),   RA1ALA/1
(EU-086),  RA2FT,  RI0NZ  (AS-066),  RI1PT  (EU-188),  T30RG,   T32DX,  T41C
(NA-093), TF/N8XJ, TI9/RA9USU,  UA0FAM  (AS-062),  UD4F,  UN0LL,  VE3KTB/VY0
(NA-008), VE7DP/7 (NA-181),  VE7KDU/7  (NA-181),  VK2SSI  (OC-194),  VP2ETE,
VY0/VE3LYC  (NA-009),  VY0M  (NA-248),  WS5K/KH8,  XZ1Z,  YB3MM/9  (OC-150),
YB8RW/5 (OC-108), YC8UTI (OC-209), YE3B (OC-197).
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