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425 DX News #1289
16 Jan 2016

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3D2    - Hardy, DF6PW will be  active  holiday  style  as  3D2PW  (requested
         call) from Mango Bay (Viti Levu, OC-016), Fiji on  13-19  February.
         He will operate CW with a focus on 30, 17 and 12  metres.  QSL  via
         bureau to DF6PW and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
3W     - Torsten, SM3NFB is active as XV3TH from Da Nang,  Vietnam  until  6
         February. He is QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metres CW, SSB  and
         PSK31. QSL via SM3NFB. [TNX The Daily DX]
3W     - Owing to a change in his flight schedule, Bert, DK2BR  now  expects
         to be active as 3W2BR from Con Son Island  (AS-130)  [425DXN  1285]
         on 10-26 March. He will run 60 watts into  vertical  antennas,  and
         will operate SSB, RTTY and maybe PSK31 on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         DK2BR, direct only. [TNX DK2BR]
5V     - Wim, ON6DX will  be  active  again  as  5V7TH  from  Togo  from  10
         February until around the 22nd. He will operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY
         on 40-6 metres, typically during  the  local  morning  and  evening
         hours. QSL via ON6DX, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW;  logsearch  and
         OQRS on Club Log. Further information:
6W     - Francis, F6BLP (6W7SK) has had to cancel  his  trip  [425DXN  1281]
         owing to health problems. Jacques, F6HMJ  will  be  active  in  his
         spare time as 6W7/F6HMJ from  10  February  to  1  March.  He  will
         operate on all bands mainly CW. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
7P     - Members of the F6KOP Amateur Radio Club  will  be  active  as  7P8C
         from Lesotho on 8-17 February. They will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY
         on  160-6  metres  with  five  stations.  A  website    is    under
         construction. [TNX F5NQL]
8P     - Willy, KB8YRX will be active as 8P9CA from Barbados  (NA-021)  from
         16 January to 4 February. He will operate SSB on 20-10 metres.  QSL
         via home call, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE0Y   - Bob, W7YAQ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W7YAQ  from  Easter
         Island (SA-001) on 10-14 February. He will operate CW and  RTTY  on
         40-15 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX DX World]
FO     - Bob, W7YAQ will be active holiday style  as  FO/W7YAQ  from  Moorea
         (OC-046), French Polynesia on 6-7 February. He will operate CW  and
         RTTY on 40-15 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX DX World]
GD     - John, GW4SKA will  be  active  as  GD4SKA  from  the  Isle  of  Man
         (EU-116) on 15-23 March. He will operate RTTY and some some PSK  on
         80-10 metres. During the BARTG HF RTTY  Contest  (19-20  March)  he
         will  use  GD0A.  QSLs  via M0OXO (OQRS on for direct
         and bureau cards) and logsearch  on Club Log. [TNX M0OXO]
GM     - Jim, MM0BQI will be active as  MM0BQI/p from  Tanera  Mor  (EU-092)
         from 29 July to 5 August. He will participate in the  IOTA  Contest
         as GM1J. QSL both callsigns via  MM0BQI,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX]
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active again from Ecuador from 16 January  to  6
         February. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres as  HC1MD
         from Tumbaco (Pichincha Province) and as HC1MD/HC2 from  the  Capay
         lighthouse in Ballenita  (Santa  Elena  Province).  QSL  via  K8LJG
         (direct) and LoTW. [TNX QRZ DX]
HK0_sa - A team from Poland (SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6IXF, SP9FOW,  SP9PT,
         SP9RCL and SQ2OFS) will be active as 5J0P from  San  Andres  Island
         (NA-033) on 6-21 March. They will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         160-6 metres with four  stations.  QSL  via  Club  Logs  OQRS  (for
         direct and bureau cards);  traditional  cards  should  be  sent  to
         SP6IXF (direct or bureau).  The  logs  will  be  uploaded  to  LoTW
         "within 6-7 months". Complete  details  on  the  Dxedition  can  be
         found at [TNX SP6IXF]
J6     - Once again the J6  Portable  Group  (
         will be active  as  J64SLI  on  20-26  February  to  celebrate  the
         anniversary of the indipendence of St. Lucia.  The  group  will  be
         camping  out  for  the  weekend  and  will  be  operating  for  the
         remainder of the week from various locations. QSL via WB5Q.
J7     - Stig, SM3PHM will be active holiday style  as  J79M  from  Dominica
         (NA-101) from 17 January to 3 February. He will  operate  CW  only.
         QSL via LoTW or via bureau to SM3PHM. [TNX NG3K]
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/6 from  Onna,  Danjo  Islands
         (AS-056) on 8-9 April. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
PY     - The Curva do Rio Group will  be  active  as  PR2DX  from  As  Ilhas
         (SA-071) on 22-25 January. They plan to  be  QRV  on  80-10  metres
         with two stations. QSL via operator's instructions. Plans for  2016
         are to go and operate from a few other islands along the Sao  Paulo
         State  coast,  namely  Sao  Sebastiao  (SA-028),  Gatos   (SA-071),
         Comprida (SA-024), and possibly also  Arvoredos  (SA-071),  Vitoria
         (SA-028) and Couves (SA-071). [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Orlando, PT2OP will be active as PS5M from Ilha do Mel (SA-047)  on
         18-21 February, including participation in the 8th  South  American
         Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via PT2OP, direct (preferred)  or  bureau.
         [TNX PS7AB]
SV     - The Amateur Radio Team of Aegina Island (EU-075) will be active  as
         SX8KAP  from  22  January  to  5  February  to   commemorate    the
         Inauguration day of Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias, the  first  head
         of state of independent Greece. QSL via SV8UM,  direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW.
V6     - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
         Micronesia on 19-24 February. He will participate in  the  ARRL  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     - Andrew, VK4NM and Peter, VK4LAT will  be  active  as  VK4NM/p  from
         Fraser Island (OC-142) from 29  January  to  1  February.  QSL  via
         M0OXO (
W      - Members of the Mid-Florida DX Association (  will  be
         active as W4FDX from Garden  Key  (NA-079),  in  the  Dry  Tortugas
         National Park, on 29-31 January. Multiple stations will be  on  the
         air, including one to be QRV on 6 metres for the ARRL VHF  Contest.
         See for QSL information. [TNX]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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DXCC NEWS ---> Sharon  Taratula,  Awards  Manager  at  the  ARRL  Radiosport
Department, reports that  3B7FA  (2015  operation),  D2FJZ  (2012  and  2015
operations) and TN/CT1FJZ (2015  operation)  have  been  approved  for  DXCC

GB7NHR ---> Ken, G3OCA reports that the new Telnet address for  GB7NHR,  the
DX  Cluster  run  by  the  Nunsfield  House    Amateur    Radio   Group,  is (Port 7300).

K5P ---> Operations from Palmyra started just after 8  UTC  on  12  January.
The logs are regularly uploaded to Club Log; the  latest  update  (at  13:00
UTC on 15 January) showed 19,293 QSOs (47.3% with North America, 37.3%  with
Asia, 15,4% with the rest of the world) with 6,757  unique  callsigns.  Poor
propagation and difficult path account for the current  meagre  6,1  %  with

QSL 9H3XI ---> Mack, JJ2QXI was active from Malta  on  28-31  December.  QSL
via home call, bureau preferred (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX JJ2QXI]

VK0EK NEWSLETTER ---> The eighth issue (Vol. 2, No.  1)  of  the  the  Heard
Island Expedition Newsletter, published on  14  January,  contains  "amazing
images  of  Heard  Island"  that   "stimulate    research    plans".  Go  to   and    subscribe    to  the
Newsletter for free (there is also a link to download back issues).

VP8STI ---> The team is active as VP8IDX/mm  from  the  "Braveheart".  After
stopping at King Edward Point (South Georgia) for  safety  and  biodiversity
briefing, they resumed their voyage and expect to  arrive  to  Thule  Island
(South  Sandwich  Islands)  on  17  January.  Follow   their    progress  at

WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION ---> Tom, KC0W will be going on a  DXpedition  tour  to
American Samoa (KH8), Samoa  (5W),  Tokelau  (ZK3),  Solomon  Islands  (H4),
Temotu Province (H40) and Bangladesh (S2); Nepal (9N) and Bhutan (A5) to  be
decided once in S2. "Several of the licenses will be issued  upon  arrival",
he says. The tour will start sometime this summer, and  "there  will  be  no
time frame from each  entity.  The  determining  factor  will  be  when  the
pileups die down it's time to pack everything up & move along.  Could  be  3
weeks or it could be 3 months at each QTH". He will operate  CW  only,  with
an emphasis on 160, 80 and 40 metres. [TNX DX World]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3XY5M, 4L4C, 4U1WRC,  5E2E,  5U5U,
5Z4HW, 6V1A, 6Y5WJ,  7X4AN,  9X0NH,  A25LC,  AP2NK,  CR3OO,  CX/N3BNA,  D4D,
E51MKW,  FY/F5UII,  FY5FY,  HH2/N3BNA,   J3/KO8SCA,    JA1UNS/1    (AS-043),
PZ5W,  RT9K/0  (AS-203), SU90IARU, SU9IG, SV2ASP/A, T2GC, TA0/RM0F (AS-201),
TM6NB (EU-105),  TX3X (OC-176),  TX90IARU (OC-032),  TZ4AM, UE73DI (AS-005),
UK8OCR, V73D, VK4AAC/5 (OC-139), VK5MAV/8  (OC-229), VK9WA (OC-007), XX9TIH,
YB4IR/3 (OC-217), YB8RW/5 (OC-108), YB8RW/p (OC-272), YJ8RN/p (OC-110), YP0H
(EU-191), YW5T (SA-059), Z21MG, ZA/YT5Z, ZA/YT7DQ, ZA/YU7CM, ZA3HA,ZD7W.
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