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425 DX News #1281
21 Nov 2015

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

3B8    - Jan SM6GOR as 3B8HB, and Johnny SM6JBC as  3B8JB  are  active  from
        Mauritius Island (AF-049) until 11 December. They will operate  CW,
        RRTY, PSK and some SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls,  direct
        or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
3B     - Matthias, DF6LO will be active as 3B9RF from Rodrigues (AF-017)  on
        24-29 November,  and  as  3B8RF  from  Mauritius  (AF-049)  on  1-6
        December. He will operate JT65 with 30 watts, and  occasionally  CW
        with 100 watts, on 30-10 metres and maybe 40m.  Expect  him  to  be
        QRV for a few hours a day, mainly after 16 UTC. QSL  via  LotW  and
        eQSL only.
3B9    - Olof, G0CKV will be active again as 3B9HA from  Rodrigues  (AF-017)
        on 19-29 November. Main activity will be during the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
        Contest. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
6W     - Once again Francis, F6BLP ( will be active  as  6W7SK
        from Senegal on 5-31 January. He will operate CW and some  SSB  and
        RTTY on 160-10 metres, with a focus on the  low  bands  during  his
        sunrise  hours.  QSL  via  F6BLP,  direct  or  bureau,  and   LoTW;
        logsearch on Club Log. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
8Q     - UA9CDC and R9DX will be active as 8Q7DV from the Maldives  (AS-013)
        during the CQ WW DX CW Contest, with the  main  purpose  of  giving
        "zone and country to other  participants".  Before  and  after  the
        contest they will be "somewhat active" on CW,  SSB,  RTTY  or  PSK.
        QSL via UA8DX. [TNX NG3K]
8Q     - Jean, VE2FDJ will be active as 8Q7JC  from  the  Maldives  from  29
        November to 5 December. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  [TNX]
9M2    - 9M2RHQ, 9W2HSX, 9W2MDY, 9W2NDQ, 9W2VDY and 9W2XKM  will  be  active
        as  9M4CHM  from  Aman  Island  (AS-015),  West  Malaysia  on   4-6
        December. QSL direct to 9W2XKM. [TNX]
9M6    - Once again Saty, JE1JKL will be active as 9M6NA from Labuan  Island
        (OC-133), East Malaysia on 26-29 November. Main  activity  will  be
        during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via JE1JKL, direct  or  bureau,
        and  LoTW.  Email  requests  for  bureau  cards  can  be  sent   to
GM     - The Shetland Islands (EU-012), a separate contest multiplier,  will
        be activated during the CQ WW DX CW Contest by MZ5A (op. G3WVG)  on
        160 metres and MZ5B (op. G3TXF) on 20  metres.  They  will  operate
        from the Eshaness lighthouse. QSL both callsigns via G3TXF  (please
        use Club Log's OQRS) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
HI     - Brian, ND3F will be active as  HI3/ND3F  from  Cabarete,  Dominican
        Republic between 23 November and 3 December, including an entry  in
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HP     - Martin, LU9EFO will be active  as  HP1/LU9EFO  from  Taboga  Island
        (NA-072) on 21-22 November. He will be QRV on 10 metres  only.  QSL
        via SP5QAZ (direct) or LU9EFO (bureau). [TNX DX World]
HR     - John, G4IRN will be active as  HR5/G4IRN  from  Honduras  on  22-30
        November, including participation in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  as
        HR2J. QSL for both callsigns via G4IRN (see  for
        the links to Club Log's OQRS). Please note that  John  is  not  the
        QSL Manager for HR2J outside this operation. [TNX NG3K]
J5     - Livio, IZ3BUR and maybe other operators from  the  Verona  DX  Team
        will be active again as J52HF from Cumura, Guinea Bissau  until  10
        December. Expect spare time activity on 20, 15 and 10  metres  SSB.
        QSL via I3LDP or via Club Log's OQRS.
J6     - Gary, K9AW will be active as J6/K9AW from St. Lucia  (NA-108)  from
        24 November to 7 December, including an entry in the CQ  WW  DX  CW
        Contest. QSL via K9AW. [TNX DX World]
JD1_oga- Take, JA1UII  will  be  active  again  as  JD1BON  from  Chichijima
        (AS-031), Ogasawara  from  25  November  to  5  December.  He  will
        operate CW, SSB and RTTU on 80-6 metres, and  will  participate  in
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via JA1UII,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
        The Daily DX]
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ ( will  be
        active as OX3LX from Sangmissoq/Christian IV Island  (NA-151)  from
        27 November to 2 December. He will be QRV on 40-6  metres,  with  a
        focus on 20 and 40 (maybe also on 80m). This is  not  a  DXpedition
        and Bo will operate in his spare time, typically "around lunch  and
        after dinner". He will also try and "give out some  points"  during
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via OZ1PIF. [TNX]
OZ     - Volker, DJ8VW will be  active  again  as  5P8VW  from  Romo  Island
        (EU-125) on 6-18 December. He will operate  SSB  and  CW  on  160-6
        metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau  (OQRS  on  Club  Log),
        LoTW and eQSL. [TNX]
PY     - The ZY2QG team [425DXN 1278] is now  expected  to  be  active  from
        Ilha da  Queimada  Grande  (SA-071)  for  24  hours  only  sometime
        bewteen 7 and 11 December. QSL via PY2DS,  direct  or  bureau.  See for updates.
PY0F   - Owing to personal issues, Renner PY7RP (PY0R)  has  had  to  cancel
        his trip to Atol das Rocas [425DXN 1280,].
        Marenga, PU0FDN is  expected to remain there until 21 November, and
        To  be  QRV  sporadically  as PU0R in his  spare time.  His  novice
        licence grants limited  privileges, and he  can only operate on  12
        and 10 metres SSB. [TNX PY7RP]
PY0F   - Leo, PP1CZ will be back to Fernando  de  Noronha  (SA-003)  and  be
        active as PY0F/PP1CZ on 19-26 January  2016.  He  will  operate  on
        80-10 metres "all modes". QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  through
        Club Log's OQRS. [TNX PP1CZ]
V3     - Jim, WI9WI will be QRV as V31WI from Belize on 22-30  November.  He
        will operate CW, RTTY and some JT-65, with plans to  be  active  in
        the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via  home  call  and  LoTW.  [TNX  The
        Daily DX]
VK     - Pavel, VK6NAX  will  be  active  as  VK6NAX/p  from  Garden  Island
        (OC-164) on 21 November, between 2 and 10 UTC. He will  operate  CW
        on 20 and 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct only.
VU     - The  Amateur  Radio  Society  of  India  (ARSI)  has  been  granted
        permission to use the the special call AU90IARU until  31  December
        to commemorate IARU's 90th anniversary. QSL via VU2CDP  (preferably
        through the OQRS provided by Club Log), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX VU2CDP]
XV     - Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR) will be QRV as XV2D  (
        from Vietnam between 22 November and 6 December. He will be  active
        holiday style on CW and SSB, with "more serious focus"  on  the  CQ
        WW DX CW Contest (SOAB, but he  could  also  decide  for  a  single
        band, likely 40, 20 or 15m). QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct  to
        Mats Strandberg, ul. Matveevskaya 7-35, Moscow, 119517, Russia.
ZF     - Dan, N6MJ  will  be  active  as  ZF2MJ  from  Grand  Cayman  Island
        (NA-016) from 24 November to 1 December, including an entry in  the
        CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via N6MJ. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
ZL9    - The Department of Conservation of  New  Zealand  has  exceptionally
        issued an island Entry Permit and a one-off Concession  Permit  for
        an amateur  radio  operation  to  take  place  from  the  Antipodes
        Islands (OC-286, new one for IOTA) on 7-11 January 2016.  The  team
        will include Cezar (VE3LYC), Craig (VK5CE),  Stan  (SQ8X)  and  Bob
        (KD1CT); they will be active as ZL9A with  two  stations  on  40-10
        metres SSB and CW. DXCC wise, it will count for ZL9  (see  Good  to
        Know below). The cost of this operation will  exceed  $50,000,  and
        donations are gratefully accepted - see  for
        further information and updates.

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Freddy, F4HEC  will  be  active  as  KH2/F4HEC  from  Guam
(OC-026) on  3-9 December, and  as KH0/F4HEC  from Saipan (OC-086)  on 10-13
December. From both locations he will operate  SSB  on 80-10 metres. QSL via
home call (direct) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

                        *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                        ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  October  2015  issue  is  now  available  for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

CORRECTION ---> The QSL route for ZX7DX is via Carlos  Moreira,  PT7ZT  (not
PY7ZT as  reported  in  425DXN  #1280).  QSL  direct  (Caixa  Postal  73302,
Fortaleza - CE, 60192-971, Brazil), via the bureau, and LoTW.

IARU 90 AWARD ---> Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding  of  the
International Amateur Radio Union, IARU issues a  certificate  for  contacts
made with jubilee stations from ten different IARU member countries  in  the
period 1 January-31 December 2015.  The  free  of  charge  certificates  are
issued in electronic format directly  from  (SWLs
can send their application to ua6yw[@]

NEW BAND AT 5 MHZ ---> During the 18 November afternoon plenary  session  of
the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva,  a  new  amateur
service allocation at 5 MHz was approved. Although only a  small  allocation
of 15 kHz between 5351.5-5366.5 kHz was eventually agreed, it is  the  first
new allocation at HF since the WARC of 1979.  After  intense  pressure  from
the fixed service primary user, power limits have been set at 15 watts  EIRP
in Regions 1 and 3, 20 watts EIRP in Mexico and 25  watts  EIRP  in  Central
America, South America and most of the Caribbean area. Member Societies  not
having an allocation under Article 4.4 of the Radio  Regulations  are  urged
to contact their administration to have  this  narrow  segment  included  in
their licence, although the new Radio Regulations will not come  into  force
until 1 January 2017. [TNX IARU Region 1]

QSL VIA SM5DJZ ---> The Daily DX reports that  CQ  DX  Hall  of  Famer  Erik
Sjoelund, SM0AGD is in declining health. Jan,  SM5DJZ  has  been  asked  "to
take care of all of Erik's old DXpedition logs" (see
SM0AGD's  DX  activity  has  spanned  30 years, and  his  1982  Transpacific
DXpedition remains unforgettable.

QSL YJ8RN/P ---> Rod, YJ8RN "had computer issues and  lost  track  of  which
QSLs were sent and which were not"  for  his  recent  operations  from  IOTA
group OC-110. "Any still  needing  his  card,  email  him  with  details  to
renereltech[@]". [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL YW5Z ---> On 14 November some 800 "missing" QSOs were added to  the  log
of YW5Z (August 2015 operation from IOTA group SA-059). The direct  link  to
Club Log's OQRS for direct  and  bureau  cards  can  be  found  on  the  QSL
manager's (DM4TI) page.

VP8STI & VP8SGI ---> "The licenses (VP8STI for South  Sandwich,  VP8SGI  for
South Georgia and VP8IDX for Falklands & /mm) have been issued  and  are  in
hand. The RV Braveheart is being prepared and loaded  for  her  long  voyage
halfway around the world to meet  the  team  in  the  Falkland  Islands.  We
expect to land at  South  Sandwich  and  begin  operations  sometime  on  17
January, if sea conditions and weather  permit.  After  ten  days  at  South
Sandwich, we will break camp and voyage three  days  to  South  Georgia.  We
expect to land and be on the  air  on  1  February.  This  is  a  "Pure  DX"
DXpedition, whose sole focus is getting you in our logs! To  date,  we  have
raised $153,500 from the global DX  Community.  The  14  team  members  have
contributed $210,000 towards our entire budget of $425,000. If your club  or
you yourself have not already donated will you please consider  a  donation?
We cannot get there without you!" See www.intrepid-dx/com/vp8. [TNX N6PSE]

WWQR AWARD ---> The WWQR Award series is an  opportunity  for  every  active
ham to join the World  Radio  Team  Championship  community.  The  award  is
issued on a yearly basis (2015, 2016 and 2017)  for  working  stations  from
the 29 WRTC Qualification Regions. Applications should be submitted  through
the  DARC  Community  Logbook  (DCL). For detailed information, including  a
step-by-step guide,  see

ZL9 RENAMED ---> The ARRL DXCC Department has announced a  name  change  for
ZL9, which will switch from "Auckland and Campbell Islands" to "New  Zealand
Subantarctic Islands". It will include the Antipodes Islands and the  Bounty
Islands, but will not include The Snares  or  any  islands  claimed  by  New
Zealand south of 60 degrees south. This  is  just  a  clarification  and  an
administration change, and will not be a new Entity or a changed Entity.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF,  3G0ZC,  3XY5M,  4W/JI1AVY,
5H3EE, 7X2JV, A61BK, AO150N, AT150ITU, B7/BA4TB  (AS-097),  BA7IA  (AS-143),
NP2X, NP4A, OD5NJ, P40A, PZ5RA, R1ALA/1 (EU-086), R7AL/0  (AS-172),  RI1ANZ,
RI1PT (EU-188), S01WS, SV9/LZ3FN,  SW9AA,  T41C  (NA-093),  T46BC  (NA-204),
TI9/3Z9DX, V26M, V73A, VE7DP/7 (NA-181), VK2SSI (OC-194), VK6BP/p  (OC-071),
VK6LW,  VP9/WW3S,  VU2CDP,  VY0/VE3LYC  (NA-009),  VY0M  (NA-248),   YB4IR/2
(OC-186), YB4IR/8 (OC-274), YD8UPS, YE3B (OC-197), YF1AR/0 (OC-177),  YW5RYL
(SA-035), ZD7FT.
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