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09 Jan 2016

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

3B8    - Paul, HB9ARY will be active holiday style as 3B8HC  from  Mauritius
         Island (AF-049) from 23 January to  8  February.  He  will  operate
         slow CW and SSB on 80-10 metres, with  a  focus  on  80m.  QSL  via
         NI5DX (direct only).
5Z4    - Bertrand, DF3FS will  be  active  again  as  5Z4/DF3FS  from  Diani
         Beach, Kenya from 23 January to 7 February. He will operate CW  and
         SSB  on  the  HF  bands.  See  for
         QSLling instructions. [TNX NG3K]
9A     - Radio Club Marjan (9A1CBM) in Split,  Croatia  will  be  active  as
         9A50CBM until 31 December to  celebrate  its  golden  jubilee.  QSL
         direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX 9A5ST]
A9     - All paperwork and permits are now in hand for the  Bahrain  Amateur
         Radio Group to conduct the  first  ever  activation  of  the  Hawar
         Islands (AS-202, new one for IOTA) from 28 April to 1  May  [425DXN
         1287]. Led by A92AA, the A91HI  team  will  include  A41OO,  A61DJ,
         A93LT, EI5GM, EI9FBB, MM0NDX and 7Z1OO. They will operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY with up to four  stations  running  simultaneously  during
         peak times on 40-10 metres. QSL via  A92AA  (A91HI  will  use  Club
         Log's OQRS) and LoTW. Please visit for  more  details
         and information on how contribute to the project. [TNX DX World]
CE     - Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the discovery  of  Cape  Horn,
         CE5COX will be active as XR400CH on 29-31 January. QSL XR400CH  via
         CE3AA. On 1-6 February he will operate as XR400JA from Isla  Hornos
         (SA-031), where the cape itself is located. QSL XR400JA via  CE5JA.
         Both activities will be on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB and RTTY.
DL    -  DARC  Ortsverband   Schonau  (DK0ZN)  will   use  special  callsign
         DM0MORSE until 31 December to celebrate the  225th  anniversary  of
         Samuel Morse's birth. All QSOs will beconfirmed  automatically  via
         the bureau at the end of the year.
HB0    - Special callsign HB0AFVL is in use  until  31  December  on  160-10
         metres SSB, CW and digital modes to celebrate the 30th  anniversary
         of Liechtenstein's IARU society. Logsearch on Club Log, QSL  direct
         only (neither LoTW nor eQSL).
HH     - Special callsign 4V1TL is active until 30 April to commemorate  the
         213th anniversary of  the  death  of  Francois-Dominique  Toussaint
         Louverture, the  leader  of  the  slave  revolt  that  led  to  the
         founding of the Republic of Haiti. QSL via W3HNK.
LX     - LX95J is a special callsign to be used in January and June  by  the
         Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union to celebrate the  95th  birthday  of
         Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. All QSOs will be confirmed  via  the
         bureau and LoTW. Direct cards should be  sent  to  LARU,  B.P.  85,
         L-9201 Diekirch, Luxembourg.
PY     - The ZY2QG operation from Ilha da Queimada Grande  (SA-071)  [425DXN
         1284] is now expected to take place for 24 hours on 12-13  January.
         Plans are for three operators (PY2DS,  PU2POP  and  PU2XIZ)  to  be
         active on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB  and  CW.  QSL  via  PY2DS,
         direct or bureau. See for updates. [TNX PS7AB]
PY0F   - Vinicius, PU4VLT will be active as  PY0F/PU4VLT  from  Fernando  de
         Noronha (SA-003) on 9-15 January. He will operate  mainly  PSK  and
         JT65 on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call (direct), LoTW  and
         eQSL. [TNX DX World]
SP     - Special callsign 3Z6DOBRZEN is active until 31 January to celebrate
         five years of radio  activity  from  the  Dobrzen  Wielki  District
         Cultural Centre. QSL via SP6PAZ, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  [TNX
XW     - Ken, K4ZW  plans  to  be  active  as  XW4ZW  from  Vientiane,  Laos
         starting on 16 January for about a week. He will focus on  160  and
         80 metres. QSL via K1SE and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]

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

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

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon  is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ  zones  during  the  calendar  year.  The  2016  edition
started at 00.00 UTC on 1 January and will end at 23.59 UTC on 31  December.
The deadline for log submission for the 2015 DX Marathon is  10  January  at
2359Z. Complete details can be found at

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
6 January, is available  at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  328
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

CWOPS NEW AWARD ---> The "CWops Award for Advancing the  Art  of  CW"  is  a
new, annual award to recognize individuals,  groups  or  organizations  that
have made the greatest contribution(s) toward advancing the art or  practice
of radio communication by Morse code. Nominations must  be  received  by  15
April 2016. Complete details can be found at

DAYTON CONTEST DINNER ---> The 24th  Contest  Dinner,  held  in  conjunction
with the 2016 Dayton Hamvention, will take place on 21  May  at  the  Crowne
Plaza Hotel. Tickets can be purchased only via the Contest Dinner's  website

DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY ---> Registration is  now  open  for  2016  Dayton
Contest University (CTU), to be held on 19 May at the  Crowne  Plaza  Hotel.
It will be the tenth year in a row for CTU Dayton. Details can be  found  on

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2015  can  be  found  at The collection  of  122  clips  (MP3  format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and  semi-rare  DX.  This  makes  18
full years of sound clips available.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 13,351  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].

NCDXF  NEW  DIRECTOR  --->  The   Northern    California    DX    Foundation
( is pleased to announce that at its January 3,  2016  meeting
Kevin Rowett, K6TD, was unanimously elected as a  Director.  First  licensed
in 1970, he has served as Co-Chair of the  International  DX  Convention  at
Visalia (2009, 2013 and 2015), Director of the Northern  California  Contest
Club  (2009-2012)  and  Director  of  the  California  QSO   Party  Director
(2005-2007 and 2015); he is also a key member of the  NCDXF  Beacon  Project
team, and was one of the  operators  of  K4M  (Midway  Island  2009),  C82DX
(Mozambique 2013) and TX3X (Chesterfield Islands 2015). [TNX W0GJ]

SWODXA DX DINNER ---> The 31st DX Dinner, sponsored again by  the  SouthWest
Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with  the  2016  Dayton
Hamvention, will be on Friday, 20 May  at  the  Marriott  Hotel  in  Dayton.
Dinner tickets can already be  ordered  by  going  to;
programme details and a list of the prizes will be on the  website  as  they
become available. [TNX W8GEX]

VP8STI & VP8SGI ---> The VP8STI/VP8SGI team  is  now  making  their  way  to
Stanley (Falkland Islands). During their eight day voyage to Southern  Thule
Island (South Sandwich) they will be active as VP8IDX/mm and will be  making
notes of propagation on each  band.  They  expect  to  begin  operations  as
VP8STI on 18 January. Upon completion of their  mission,  they  will  voyage
three days to Husvik Bay (South Georgia) where they expect begin  operations
as VPGSGI on 1 February. On 14 February the team  will  return  to  Stanley,
and will operate as VP8IDX until the 19th. Follow the  team's  progress  and
track their location at

VK0EK ---> Tim Beaumont, M0URX will provide the QSL manager service for  the
March 2016 DXpedition to Heard Island.  It  will  be  possibile  to  request
direct and bureau cards via the DXA ("the DXers primary interface  with  the
expedition") and the VK0EK website. A comprehensive QSL  Policy  description
will be posted to before VK0EK sets sail.

ZL9A --->  The  ZL9A  team  started  activity  from  the  Antipodes  Islands
(OC-286) at 23:49 UTC on 6 January. They will go QRT around 00 or 01 UTC  on
10 January, earlier than originally planned, owing to bad weather  forecast.
The first batch of logs has been posted  to  Club  Log,  and  the  OQRS  has
already been enabled. See for updates.

**70FEB CERTIFICATE ---> A free  of  charge  certificate  is  available  for
working at least seven of the 13 special **70FEB callsigns that were  active
between 1 January and 31 December 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary  of
the end of World War II and as a  tribute  to  the  Brazilian  Expeditionary
Force: [TNX PS7AB]

+  SILENT  KEYS  +  Well-known  contester  and   DXpeditioner    William  J.
Vanderheide, N7OU (ex-AA7KF) passed away on 31 December at 70 years of  age.
A first-class CW operator, between  2006  and  2014  Bill  he  made  several
"lightweight DXpeditions" to the South Pacific,  often  in  the  company  of
Bob, W7YAQ and - on Rarotonga - combining Amateur Radio with service in  the
Global Volunteers organization. He operated as 3D2OU (Fiji), 3D2RO  (Rotuma,
2006 and 2013), 5W0OU  (Samoa),  E51MAN  (Manihiki  Atoll,  North  Cooks  in
2011), ZK1NOU and E51NOU (Rarotonga, South Cooks),  E51PEN  (Penrhyn  Atoll,
North Cooks in  2006),  T27OU  (Tuvalu),  T30OU  (Western  Kiribati),  T32OU
(Christmas Island, Eastern Kiribati), YJ0OU (Vanuatu), ZK3OU  (Tokelau)  and
ZL7/N7OU  (Chatham  Islands).  An  interview  to  N7OU  can    be  found  on
Other reported Silent Keys include Roberto Comboni, I1COB (SK 1 January),  a
mainstay  of  ARI  Sanremo  and  particularly  fond  of  digital  modes  and
contesting; and Gojko Mitrovic, 4O1A  (ex  YU6AO)  who  passed  away  on  31
December. He had just turned 53. Back in July-August 2006,  when  Montenegro
was still a newly-born DXCC Entity, he and a large team of  guest  operators
gave 72,000 YU6AO QSOs to the DX community worldwide.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z0WOSP     SP5ZRW      EM10UFF     UR7UT       PA75MBD     PA0MBD
3Z16HNY     SP6IEQ      EM50UYC     US5UCC      PH65PH      PA7HPH
4O7CC       UA4CC       EM90KPI     UX0UN       PI25COM     PA3CAL
4S0GS       4S7DF       EM90US      US5UC       PJ4NX       M0URX
4S7JTG      EA3BT       EM90WA      UR5WA       R44YETI     RL5G
4S7NTG      EA3BT       EN90US      UR7UT       R70RAA      UA3RF
4S7ULG      UY5ZZ       EO90US      UR3UX       RI1ANR      RK1PWA
4U0WFP      S57DX       EO90WE      US5WE       RT6A        W3HNK
4V1TL       W3HNK       EO90WU      UW1WU       RU55IA      R2DX
5B4AHL      M0URX       FG4NN       NI5DX       S01WS       EA2JG
5B4AMM      UT5UDX      FK8CE       NI5DX       S508PMC     S50X
5K6RM       HK6RM       FK8DD       NI5DX       S530AZV     S59AV
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      FM5BH       W3HNK       SC80SM      SM5ELV
5W0UO       G4BUO       FR4NT       F4DXW       SN0WIN      SP9MZX
7P8VR       DD0VR       FR5DZ       F6CXV       SN90LKK     SP1PMY
8P6ET       KU9C        H44DA       VK4KHZ      SO90LKK     SP8POP
8P9BS       KJ4JQU      H44TM       WL7HP       SP500YFF    SP9WAN
8P9NX       W3HNK [d]   HB9ATMA     HB9FAX      ST2ND       ST2M
8P9NX       W0SA  [b]   HC2AO       RC5A        SU0ERA      SM5AQD
8T2BH       I1HYW       HE200GE     HB9AOF      SU1SK       SM5AQD
9A1700SBD   9A4J        HF0WFF      SP5ZIM      T6EU        AK4JK
9A50CBM     9A1CBM      HF50KDA     SQ9CWO      T88HS       JA6KYU
9A70CVW     9A6Z        HF6AN       SP5PPK      T88MK       JO3LVG
9J2HN       JR2KDN      HF90LKK     SP2JMR      T88RR       JA6UBY
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       HG44FY      HA8FY       T88SM       JA6EGL
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      HG50IPA     HA3JB       T88TK       JI6BFF
9M2YAA      JA7LMU      HH2AA       NR6M        T88UW       JH7IPR
9M4CPM      9M2RUL      HP3/WJ2O    N2ZN        TG9IIN      K4TI
9N1AA       N4AA        HP3AK       W4JS        TR8CA       F6CBC
A41KJ       NI5DX       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      TY1AI       ON7CIP
A41OO       A61BK       HZ1HZ       N7RO        TY2AC       IZ1BZV
A43YOTA     OM2FY       J43TR       SV3DCX      UK8ICM      RW6HS
A61CK       IZ8CLM      J79WTA      HB9MFM      V25GB       GW4DVB
A65EE       IZ8CLM      JD1BMH      JD1BMH [b]  V25LK       OM3AG
BV70V       BV2FP       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ [d]  V31YB       K7YB
C21DA       VK4FEAT     JY4CI       K2AX        V44KAI      W5TFW
C31CT       EA3QS       KH2L        W3HNK       V55V        DJ8VC
C5YK        ON6EG       KP2BH       EB7DX       V63GG       JR2GAG
C6ATS       M0OXO       KP4JRS      EA7FTR      V73NS       W3HNK
CN2JF       F6CTF       LU1ZI       LU4DXU      VI2AJ2016   VK2KDP
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      LY2015XMAS  LY2QT       VK2DX       W3HNK
CO2AME      RW6HS       LZ1012SGM   LZ1KCP      VK2IA       DK2BJ
CO2WL       HA3JB       NP2X        K5WW        VK8NSB      M0URX
CP4BT       DJ2BW       NP4A        W3HNK       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CX2AQ       EA5KB       OA6Q        OE3NHW      XE1XR       EA5GL
CX3TQ       IK2DUW      OD5/IZ1CKK  IZ1BWB      XR400AA     XQ4CW
CY0/VA1AXC  JE1LET      OD5KU       EB7DX       XV9NPS      JA2NPS [b]
D3AM        UA1QV       OD5PY       KU9C        XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
DF90KWTJ    DL2APJ      OD5QB       YO3FRI      XW1IC       E21EIC
DG500BIER   DL8NBM      OD5ZZ       NI5DX       XW4XR       E21EIC
DL25UNION   DJ6SI       OG25YL      OH2YL       YB9KA       HA3JB
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OG30OJ      OH3OJ       YJ0AFU      NA5U
DU1KA       NR6M        OH70AG      OH6AG       YJ4AO       DL7VOA
DU3LA       N0QM        OM20OTC     OM3MB       YT100SG     YU5CW
E51JNH      VK3SN       ON4YOTA     OM2FY       YU270AJM    YU7AJM
E5SKCC      E51AND      OP0PPY      ON7LX       YU65GMN     YT7WA
EG1CWO      M0OXO       OR90VL      ON5VL [b]   Z81D        OM3JW
EG2CWO      M0OXO       OR90VL      ON6DP [d]   ZF2LC       W2SM
EG5CWO      EA5KA       OX5T        OZ0J        ZL9A        VE3LYC
EG6CWO      EA6TS       OY1OF       M0URX       ZP6CW       ZP6CU
EG8CWO      EA8RM       P49X        W0YK        ZT6T        N7RO
EI1916E     EI3GC       PA50DRAA    PE2AE       ZW400BEL    PY8WW

FK4RD      Yves Novella, BP 12026, Magenta, 98802 Noumea CEDEX, New
FK8IK      Michel Aussourd, BP 14639, 98803 Noumea, New Caledonia
HB0AFVL    Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen
           FL, Liechtenstein
JG7PSJ     Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
           Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
JR2GAG     Kouichi Isomura, 6-108 Moto-machi, Kariya-shi, Aichi-ken,
           448-0825, Japan
ON7CIP     Pierre Ciparisse, Rue du Mai 10, 5020 Suarlee, Belgium
VE3LYC     Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Rd., Bath, ON K0H 1G0, Canada
YS1/HB9KNA Markus Pfiffner, Gopf 791, 9052 Niederteufen AR, Switzerland
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