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06 Feb 2016

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3X     - The 3XY1T DXpedition team [425DXN 1278] expects to  arrive  at  Los
         Island (AF-051), Guinea on 18 February in the  morning.  They  will
         use generators as the island as no power grid; consequently,  there
         might be occasional breaks for the maintenance of  this  equipment.
         RTTY operations will be concentrated on a single band (15  metres).
         Stations in VK/ZL are invited to use the cluster to warn  the  team
         of possible openings; long-path openings to Japan will  be  closely
         monitored. QSL via I2YSB. Real-time logsearch and OQRS  for  direct
         cards at Specific  requests  should
         be addressed to the  pilot  stations,  IK7JWY  and  IK0FTA  (for  6
         metres).  Updates  will  be  posted  to  [TNX
A3     - A team of nine operators (K5DU, K5NA, KG5U,  VA7AM,  VA7DX,  VE7KW,
         W5MJ, W5PF  and  W5RF)  will  be  active  as  A35T  from  Tongatapu
         (OC-049), Tonga on  between  17  and  28  February.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres,  and  to  participate  in
         the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via M0URX (OQRS for direct  and  bureau
         cards on and LoTW; logsearch on  Club  Log.  Further
         information on [TNX The Daily DX]
FS     - David, F8AAN will be active as FS/F8AAN from  St.  Martin  (NA-105)
         on 10-26 February. He will operate CW only  on  40-10  metres.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX DX News]
JD1_oga- Nobuaki, JA0JHQ ( will be  active  again
         as JD1BOW from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara  on  13-22  February.
         He will be QRV on 160-6 metres, this time with a focus on 160m  CW,
         and RTTY and PSK31  on  40  and/or  15m.  QSL  via  JA0JHQ,  bureau
         (preferred) or direct, and LoTW.
KG4    - Look  for  KG4BP  (K5VIP),  KG4EU  (W4TVG),  KG4HF  (W6HGF),  KG4HP
         (KK4PHP) and KG4WV (W4WV) to be active from Guantanamo Bay  between
         19 February and 4 March. Activity will be on  160-6 metres SSB, CW,
         PSK and RTTY. There are also plans to  operate  from  the  Windward
         Point  Lighthouse  over  the  two  weekends.  QSL  via   operator's
         instructions. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH0    - JA1NVF (SSB) and OH7WV (CW) will be  active  as  N0J  from  Tinian,
         Mariana Islands (OC-086)  between  10  and  15  February.  QSL  via
         JJ2VLY. [TNX NG3K]
LU_ssh - Marcelo, LU1AET and Carlos, LU1BCE will be  active  as  LU1ZI  from
         the Antarctic Base "Carlini" (formerly known  as  Jubany)  on  King
         George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) from 15 February  to  early
         March. They will operate SSB, CW  and  possibly  digital  modes  on
         80-10 metres with two stations, while a third station  will  be  on
         standby for any opening on 6m. There  are  also  plans  to  operate
         from  nearby  Potter  Lighthouse  (during  the    South    American
         Lighthouses Weekend on 19-21 February)  and  Albatros  Refuge.  QSL
         via LU4AA ( [TNX LU8ADX]
P4     - Once again John, W2GD will be active as P40W  from  Aruba  (SA-036)
         on 15-22 February. Main activity will be  during  the  ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest  (20-21  February);  activity  outside  the  contest   will
         include 30, 17 and 12 metres as time allows. QSL via N2MM  (direct)
         and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active again as PJ7AA from Sint Maarten  (NA-105)
         from 16 February to 12 March. He will operate SSB and CW  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via AA9A (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - PQ7A (QSL via PS7DX), PW7M (QSL via  PS7HD)  and  ZW7WAA  (QSL  via
         PU7LAN) will be active from the lighthouse at Ponta do  Mel  (ARLHS
         BRA-174)  on  19-21  February  during  the  8th   South    American
         Lighthouses Weekend. IOTA chasers please note that Ponta do Mel  is
         located on the mainland, not on Mel Island.
T8     - Joerg, DF9LJ will be active holiday style as T88EU  from  Palau  on
         5-12 February. He will operate mainly CW with a  focus  on  Europe.
         QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
V4     - Ted, K8AQM will be active as  V47TR  from  St.  Kitts  (NA-104)  on
         13-21 February. He will operate CW and SSB on 20, 17,  15,  12  and
         10 metres. QSL via K8AQM. [TNX The Daily DX]
XE     - Special callsign 6D0F will be active on 11-18 February  during  the
         apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Mexico. QSL via XE1LM.
YV     - Look for  YW6Z  to  be  active  from  Piritu  Afuera  (SA-090)  and
         lighthouse on 18-21 February, including participation  in  the  8th
         South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via W4SO. [TNX DX Coffee]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> TT8AMO (Chad, 2015  operation)  has  bee  approved  for  DXCC

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Winter  2016  Edition  of  the  International  DX
Association's  (INDEXA)  Newsletter   is  now  available  for  download   at This issue (#112) includes a report of  the
TX3X DXpedition to Chesterfield Islands conducted  in  early  October  2015.
"Sometimes Mother Nature can throw weather and  propagation  woes  that  far
outdo whatever mischief Mr. Murphy might delight in  providing.    Read  how
very rough seas disturbed even sleeping patterns for the TX3X team  and  how
Planetary K-factors were  a  perfect  measure  of  the  reduced  propagation
between the team and the world that they had hoped to serve.  Then,  applaud
the team for doing the best that they could". [TNX W3OA]

S79C ---> The S79C (AF-119, November 2015) video  produced  by  team  member
PA3EWPis available on  YouTube:
[TNX DX World]

SIX METRES: UB7K --->  Andrei,  UB7K  (ex  UU0JM)  has  been  authorized  to
operate on 6 metres (50080-50280  kHz)  through  31  December  2016.  He  is
located in the Crimean village of Zavetnoe (KN85ec). QSL  via  LoTW,  bureau
and direct. DXCC wise, according to the decision  taken  back  in  2014,  it
will count for European Russia. [TNX US5WE]

VP8SGI ---> Activity from South Georgia started on 29 January  around  14:45
UTC. The latest log update on Club Log (at 13:50 UTC on 4  February)  showed
62,306 QSOs with 17,968 unique callsigns. On 4 February the  team  went  QRT
for a few hours as they needed  to  repair  antennas  and  tents  that  were
damaged by the wind. On 7 February they will be on 17m SSB specifically  for
those who need South Georgia as an  All  Time  New  One  (ATNO).  VP8SGI  is
expected to close down on 8 February at  sunrise.  Log  inquires  should  be
send to vp8sgi_logresearch[@] after the operation ends.

VP8STI ---> The full VP8STI log (54,642 QSOs) has been uploaded to Club  Log
and the OQRS has been  turned  on.  Any  log  inquires  should  be  send  to

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8HC       NI5DX       CN8PG       EA7FTR      OD5/IZ1CCK  IZ1BWB
3B9FR       M0OXO       CO3VK       IZ8EBI      OH0TA       OH2TA
3D2UK       SM6CUK      CO8LY       EA7ADH      OP0LE       ON7TK
3G9JA       CE5JA       CO8WN       HA3JB       P29LL       EA7FTR
3Z100HH     SP5PDB      CP4BT       DJ2BW       P33W        UA3DX
4J90RD      4K8M        CP4IC       EA5KB       P40LE       K2LE
4L1AN       N4GNR       CP6CL       W3HNK       P40MM       DL2RMM
4L2M        EA7FTR      CR2X        OH2BH       PG16ANT     PA0RDY
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       CR5T        CS5ARC      PJ2SM       EA5GL
4L8A        K1BV        CS2C        OK1RF       PJ2T        W3HNK
4U1WB       KK4HD       DK0WRTC     DJ9MH       PR2DX       EA5GL
4U6F        S57DX       E51RJR      ZL1BQD      R1943S      RZ4AWB
4V1TL       W3HNK       E51RR       ZL1BQD      R1LK        RV1AQ
5B4AIF      EB7DX       E7DX        E77E        R70RAA      UA3RF
5B4AMM      UT5UDX      EF6T        EA3AIR      R900BL      UF1M
5R8AL       G3SWH       EM20UASAV   UT7UA       T88HK       JE6DND
5R8SV       G3SWH       ER4A        ER1FF       T88MZ       DU1CKF [d]
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      FK8CE       NI5DX       T88MZ       JH0CKF [b]
5T0JL       ON8RA       FT5XT       F4DXW       T8AM        JA9FIO
5T2AI       NI5DX       G3U         G3UJE       TC4LOVE     TA3X
7Q7BP       G3MRC       GB2RNLI     M6ZLX       TI5/N3KS    N3YIM
7X3WPL      7X3DL       GS8VL       GM4FDM      TM39PVJ     F8GGZ
7X5KBS      EA7FTR      H44MS       DL2GAC      TM39TJ      F8GGZ
7Z1BL       IZ8CLM      HB9ATMA     HB9FAX      TM6C        F6KMB
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HC2AO       RC5A        TO6D        F6ITD
7Z1JA       KE5JA       HF2016HS    SQ8JCB      TR8CA       F6CBC
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      HF50KDA     SQ9CWO      UE27AFG     RZ3QWW
8T2BH       I1HYW       HH2AA       NR6M        V31AX       M0URX
9A1700SBD   9A4J        HI0UD       W2CCW       V31JZ/p     NN7A
9J2HN       JR2KDN      HK1R        K6IPM       V44KAI      W5TFW
9K55NLD     9K2NO       HP1RN       IZ8CLM      V51WH       DK2WH
9N1AA       N4AA        HP3/VY2SS   AC2OV       V73NS       W3HNK
A31MM       EA5GL       HS0ZJF/9    ON4AFU      VK4NM/p     M0OXO
A61ZX       IZ8CLM      JW7XM       LA7XM       VK8NSB      M0URX
A65BP       UA6MF       JY4CI       K2AX        VP8SGI      KU9C
A65CZ       K6EID       KH6/AG6J    JA4HCG      VY0ERC      VE1RUS
A93JA       KE5JA       LX7I        LX2A        XR400CH     CE3AA
B1Z         EA7FTR      LY16W       LY5W        YO2016BALKAN YO3KAA
C5YK        ON6EG       LZ389SGB    LZ1KCP      YU0TESLA    YU1FJK
C6AGU       HA7RY       NP2J        K8RF        ZF2EZ       W5JAY
C6AMJ       K8MJ        NP4A        W3HNK       ZF2LC       W2SM

CE5JA     Radio Club Concepcion, P.O. Box 2545, 4030000 Concepcion, Chile
DU7ET     Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, Valencia, 6215 Negros Oriental,
EP2LMA    Mohammad Azimi, Karaj, Alborz Province, P.O. Box 31535-1199, Iran
EP2LSH    Saeed Shokrolahi, Karaj, Alborz Province, P.O. Box 31585-1115,
EP4HR     Hamid Reza Rahimi, Shiraz, Fars Province, P.O. Box 71555-158, Iran
EP7AHN    Homed Nehrir, Shiraz, Chamran Blvd, Mahmudiyeh Street, Alley #7,
          Fars Province, 7194954666, Iran
F4DXW     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 29830
          Ploudalmezeau, France
KU9C      Steven M. Wheatley, P.O. Box 574, Morristown NJ 07963-0574, USA
RW6HS     Vasiliy M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 8, g. Novopavlovsk, Stavropolskiy
          kr. 357300, Russia
UA2F      Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker, 35041 Marburg, Germany
VE1RUS    Alexey Tikhomirov, #210 - 45 Vimy Ave, Halifax NS B3M 4C5, Canada
W4FDX     MFDXA, P.O. Box 341471, Tampa FL 33694-1471, USA
YB9/F5LIT Emmanuel Gidon, 2 chemin des Longs Champs, 50480 Blosville, France
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