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13 Aug 2016

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3D2    - Aki,  JA1NLX   (   and
         Iko, JI1CNA will be active as  3D2YA  from  Mana  Island  (OC-121),
         Fiji on 21-25 October. They will operate mainly CW, with  some  SSB
         and RTTY, on 40-10 metres. QSL via JA1NLX (direct only)  and  LoTW;
         use Club Log's OQRS for bureau cards (they  will  be  sent  through
         Global QSL). See. [TNX NG3K]
3W     - Eri, KM4DAY and Alex, LZ4AX will be  active  as  3W4DAY  and  3W4XX
         from Phu Quoc (AS-128) on 11-17 August. They will  operate  CW  and
         SSB on 80-10  metres,  and  will  participate  in  the  WAE  DX  CW
         Contest. QSL both calls via LZ3SM. [TNX NG3K]
9G     - Peter S54W, Janko S57L and Rado S59ZZ will be active as 9G5AM  from
         Ghana on 19-26 October. They will be QRV on  80-10  metres,  "maybe
         even on 160m". QSL via S59ZZ. [TNX S59ZZ]
9M2    - A large team of Malaysian operators will be active  as  9M2MI  from
         Pulau Undan (AS-097) on 19-22 August. They  will  operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY on  80-10  metres  with  three  stations.  QSL  direct  to
         9M2YOT; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX 9M2ESM]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV ( will be active as  A35JP/p
         from Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) from 28 September to 4  October.  In
         his spare time he will operate CW and SSB on 80-6  metres,  running
         100 watts into verticals. QSL via JA0RQV,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
CO     - Look for T45FM to be active from the lighthouse at  Punta  Maya  on
         19-21 August for the ILLW. QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
CO     - CL7HQ, CO7FR, CO7RR, CO7SF and CO7WT will be active as  T47LH  from
         the Colon lighthouse on  Cayo  Sabinal  (NA-015)  on  20-21  August
         during the ILLW. They will operate SSB, CW  and  digital  modes  on
         the HF bands and 60 metres. QSL via operator's instructions.
F      - The TM6U operation from the Saint Marcouf Islands (EU-081)  [425DXN
         1296]  is  now  scheduled  to  take  place  from  27  August  to  3
         September. Four team members (ON5HC, ON7PQ, ON7USB and ON8AZ)  will
         operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-10 metres,  plus  160m  and
         6m if conditions allow. See for more information.
GU     - Keith, G3TTC plans to  be  active  holiday  style  as  GU3TTC  from
         Guernsey (EU-114) on 13-19 August. He will operate  SSB  only.  QSL
         via G3TTC, direct or bureau. [TNX G3TTC]
HB9    - YL operators from Switzerland, France  and  Germany  will  meet  in
         Hedingen on 19-21 August and operate CW, SSB and digital  modes  as
         HB88YL on the HF bands. QSL via HB9EPE. [TNX F8REF]
I      - Giovanni, IZ8XJJ reports he  will  be  active  as  IZ8XJJ/IC8  from
         Procida Island (EU-031) on 14 August starting around 7 UTC.
I      - A group of operators from ARI Genova (IQ1GE) will be  active  again
         as II1L from La Lanterna on 20-21 August for the ILLW.  QSL  direct
         or bureau. [TNX IZ1BZS]
JT     - David, OK1DBS will be active from Mongolia between  30  August  and
         24 September. He will be QRV as JT1DBS from Ulaanbaatar during  the
         first week, and as JT1DBS/3 from Batshireet  during  the  next  two
         weeks. QSL via OK1DBS.
LA     - LA5WJA, LA7WNA, LA9VBA, LB2TG and LB8UG will be  active  as  LA6K/p
         from the Stavneset lighthouse on Averoya (EU-036) on 20-22  August.
         They  will  operate  SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  the  bureau.   [TNX]
SV     - SV8JTS, SY8BEB and maybe a  couple  of  other  operators  from  the
         Radio Amateur Association of Chios will be active as SZ8ARC/p  from
         Megalos Kalogeros (a rocky islet halfway  between  the  islands  of
         Chios and Andros) on 13 August. Activity  will  start  around  5.30
         UTC for 6-8 hours. QSL direct to SZ8ARC.  Detailed  information  on
         the Greek Islands On The Air (GIOTA)  programme  can  be  found  at [TNX SV8CYV]
T32    - Ken, KH6QJ will be  active  as  T32AZ  from  Kiritimati  (Christmas
         Island, OC-024), East Kiribati on 1-15 September. He  will  operate
         SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, including activity during  the
         All Asian DX SSB and WAE DX SSB contests. QSL via KH6QJ.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
TL     - Ken, LA7GIA will be active as TL8AO from  Bangui,  Central  African
         Republic on 10-22 November. He will  operate  mainly  CW  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via M0OXO and LoTW; logsearch and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.
         100%   of   donations   received   from  individuals    or   clubs/
         organizations, as  well  as 100%  of  net  income  through OQRS and
         direct QSL, will go to to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without
         Borders).  See "Humanitarian fundraising" and other information on [TNX M0OXO]
UA9    - After the 14-18 August UE23RRC  operation  from  Kambal'nyy  Island
         (AS-142)  [425DXN  1300],  the  team  will  will  continue    their
         expedition. Plans are to be active as R23RRC  from  Ptichiy  Island
         (AS-091) on 25-29 August. [TNX OM3JW]
VE     - VY2PLH   is  a   special  callsign  dedicated  to  operations  from
         lighthouses on Prince Edward Island (NA-029).  Next  activity  will
         take place on 20-21 August from the Wood  Islands  lighthouse.  QSL
         via VY2GF. [TNX Southgate ARC]
VE     - VE2DVG will be active from La Madeleine Islands  (NA-038)  from  21
         August to 2 September. QSL direct to home call. [TNX]
VE     - Bruce, KD6WW/VY0 and Mike, K9AJ/VY0 will be active  from  the  King
         George Islands  (NA-159)  on  26-29  August.  They  will  have  two
         stations and operate CW and SSB mainly on 30,  20  and  17  metres.
         There is the possibility  of  a  brief  operation  from  Sanikiluaq
         (NA-196) on 29 August, but they  will  not  know  whether  this  is
         possible until after  they  arrive.  Logsearch  and  OQRS  will  be
         available after the operation. "Like all  DXpeditions  to  the  far
         North regions, this will be a very expensive trip", Mike says.  "We
         would welcome & appreciate support from the IOTA chaser  community.
         You can use PayPal to K9AJ  (concentric[@]  Please  be
         sure your call sign is listed in the memo box. If we don't  succeed
         in our project, all contributions will be refunded". [TNX K9AJ]
VK     - The 14-18 August VI6DH400 expedition [425DXN 1310] to  Dirk  Hartog
         Island (OC-206) remains on track. Pavel's (VK6NX)  route  plan  and
         direct link to GPS Location Tracking  (access  password  is  VK6NX)
         are  published  on   Activity    is
         expected to start around 13-14 UTC on 14 August.  Pavel  encourages
         IOTA chasers "to use electronic  version  of  IOTA  accreditation",
         which  will  be  available  3-4  weeks  after    the    expedition.
         Traditional QSL cards will be direct only, and  preferably  through
         PayPal (see for instructions).
VK     - Look  for  Peter, VK4LLE (VK4HOY) to  be  active  from  Lady Elliot
         Island (OC-142) on 19-25 August. QSL to Peter Ross Allen, 18  Rowan
         Lane, Mount Mellum QLD 4550, Australia. [TNX]
VK     - Andy, VK5MAV now expects to be QRV as VK5MAV/6  from  Viney  Island
         (OC-266) [425DXN 1318] in the UTC morning of 8 September,  one  day
         earlier than planned. He will remain there until around  4  UTC  on
         13 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or direct to home call.  This
         one-man expedition will be  more  expensive  that  expected  -  see
XX     - Andy, IK7YTT will be active again as XX9TYT from Coloane  (AS-075),
         Macau from 29 August to 5  September.  He  will  be  QRV  on  80-10
         metres and will participate in the All Asian DX  SSB  Contest  (3-4
         September). QSL via IW7EGQ. [TNX DX World]
YJ     - YJ0COW is the callsign that Tom, KC0W will be  using  from  Vanuatu
         from 21 August to 21 September. He is  currently  active  as  T2COW
         from Tuvalu [425DXN 1316] until 18 August. He operates CW  only  on
         160-6 metres. QSL direct only to KC0W and logsearch  on  Club  Log.
         He does not use LoTW.
YV0    - The Asociacion de Radioaficionados de Venezuela  has  been  invited
         by the Venezuelan Navy to  operate  as  YX0V  from  the  scientific
         naval base "Simon Bolivar" on  Aves  Island  (NA-020)  indicatively
         between 31  August  and  10  September.  QSL  via  W4DTA  (YV5DTA);
         logsearch and possibly OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
ZA     - Costa, IZ7GXB will be active as  ZA/IZ7GXB  from  Durres  (JN91sg),
         Albania on 26-30 August. He will operate SSB only with a  focus  on
         6 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct to home  call.  [TNX  Mediterraneo
         DX Club]

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Lance,  W7GJ  will  be  active  as  T8GJ  from  Babeldaob
(OC-009), Palau on 18-25 August, and again as V6M  from Falalop Island  (OC-
078), Micronesia  from 29 August  to  3  September. This will be  a  6m  EME
DXpedition.  QSL  direct  to home  call.  See for
details and updates.

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Nob, JF2MBF and Ken JA2FJP will be  active  from  Pitcairn
(OC-044),  the South Cook Islands (Rarotonga, OC-013), Niue (OC-040), Tuvalu
(OC-015) and Fiji (Viti Levu, OC-016) during a 7-week trip:
25 August-3 September  Pitcairn    VP6J         QSL via JF2MBF
8-19 September         South Cooks E51Q         QSL via JA2FBY
20-29 September        Niue        E6 call TBA  QSL via JF2KOZ
4-10 October           Tuvalu      T2J          QSL via JA2FJP
11-13 October          Fiji        3D2GG        QSL via JF2MBF
They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. Logsearch and  OQRS  on
Club Log; eventually the logs will be uploaded to LoTW, and all  outstanding
QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE  --->  The  July  2016  issue  is  now  available   for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

BOUVET 2018 ---> 3Y0Z is the callsign for the DXpedition  to  Bouvet  Island
(AN-002) that will take place in early 2018 [425DXN 1310]. The team  so  far
includes DJ9ZB, EY8MM, HK1R, K0IR, K4UEE, K9CT, LA6VM,  N4GRN,  N6HC,  N9TK,
NM1Y, PA5M, UA3AB, VA7DX, VE7CT, W0GJ, W6IZT, W8HC and WB9Z. They  plan  "to
be QRV on Bouvet on all available bands using  the  common  modes  with  the
very best antennas, radios, and amplifiers. The duration  of  our  visit  to
'the most remote island on Earth' may be as long  as  three  weeks,  weather
permitting". The website is now up  and  running  at,  and
fundraising has begun: while "the operating team  is  committed  to  provide
50% of the DXpedition costs", they are asking  "DX  foundations,  DX  clubs,
individual DXers and equipment  vendors  to  provide  the  remainder".  [TNX

ILLW ---> The 19th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  20  August  until  23.59  UTC  on  the  21st.
Complete information on this popular event, including a  list  of  announced
participating stations, can be found at

OCEANIA DX CONTEST ---> This year's Oceania DX Contest will  take  place  on
1-2 October (SSB) and 8-9 October (CW). Both events start at  08.00  UTC  on
Saturday and end at 08.00 UTC on Sunday.  Complete  details,  including  the
2016 rules and news of announced operations, plus results, soapbox  comments
and records from previous events, can be found at

QSL VY0ERC ---> The Eureka Amateur Radio Club is located in the environs  of
the Eureka Weather Station on  Ellesmere  Island  (NA-008).  Pierre,  VE3KTB
plans to be back in October. The  new  QSL  route  for  contacts  made  with
VY0ERC is via M0OXO (

VE3LYC/KL7 ---> Cezar logged 1,866 QSOs (95% CW) with 1,630  uniques  during
his 3-7 August operation from Cooper Island  (NA-172).  Logsearch  and  OQRS
for  direct  and  bureau  cards  are  now  available   on    Club  Log.  See for a brief report on the expedition.


QSLs  received  direct  or  through  managers:  4A1DX,  5W0UU,  7O6T,  A91HI
(AS-202),  E44YL,  E73S,  EA6SX,  EP2A,  FS/K9EL,  FT4JA,   HB0IARU,  HH2AA,
JA8COE/6 (AS-056), KH8/KC0W, PY0F/PP1CZ, R3RRC/0 (AS-082),  RI0KV  (AS-027),
RI1ANR,  RT92KA  (AS-092),  S79C  (AF-119),  S01WS,  S9TF,  T88TI  (OC-296),
TA0/IZ7ATN/p (AS-201),  TA0/RM0F  (AS-201),  UA0ZC/p  (AS-095  and  AS-203),
V6EX, VK6ISL (OC-294),  VY0M  (NA-248),  XX9TGM,  YB4IR/5  (OC-107,  OC-109,
OC-122),  YB4IR/7  (OC-269),  YB4IR/8  (OC-157,  OC-222,  OC-272),   YB4IR/p
(OC-204),  YB8RW/p  (OC-076  and  OC-209),  YB8RXA/p   (OC-145),    YE3BYE/p
(OC-197), YF1AR/5 (OC-122 and OC-215), YF1AR/8 (OC-219 and OC-246),  YF1AR/9
(OC-275), YW5X (SA-054), ZD7BG, ZL9HR.
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