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425 DX News #1323
10 Sep 2016

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3W     - Mike, N0ODK  will be  active again  as 3W2DK  from Vietnam  from 15
         October  to 5  November, including  an  entry in the  CQ WW DX  SSB
         Contest. He will operate  SSB, some CW and  digital modes on  40-10
         metres.  QSL  via  N0ODK, direct or  bureau, and  LoTW.  He is  QSL
         collector, so he would like to receive your card even if you do not
         need one back. [TNX N0ODK]
5W     - Nobu, JA0JHQ ( will be active as  5W0JHQ
         from Samoa (OC-097) on 21-27 September. He will operate CW, SSB and
         RTTY on 160-10 metres, with a focus on the low bands.  QSL via LoTW
         (preferred) or home call, direct or bureau.
5X     - Andy, DL3YM will  be active  again as  5X8B  from  Uganda  from  20
         September to 1 October. He will operate CW only in his spare  time.
         All QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via the bureau and  LoTW;
         direct cards to DL3YM. [TNX The Daily DX]
8P     - Mitsu, JH4IFF and Aki, JH4CES will be active holiday style as 8P9JH
         from Barbados (NA-021)  on 3-9 November.  They will operate CW, SSB
         and RTTY  on  80-10 metres.  Aki will use  8P9IP during  the  IPARC
         Contest CW (5 November, 06-10 and 14-18 UTC)  and SSB  (6 November,
         same time), which is  the "top priority event"  for this trip.  QSL
         8P9JH and 8P9IP via JH4IFF, direct only. They are considering using
         Club Log and LoTW. [TNX JH4IFF]
CE0Y   - Alex, LU8YD will be active holiday style as  CE0Y/LU8YD from Easter
         Island  (SA-001) on  26-30 September.  He will operate SSB on  80-6
         metres, and maybe also 160m. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
DL     - Stefan, DF8HS  will be  active  again from  Marienleuchte,  Fehmarn
         Island (EU-128) from 9 September to 10 October. QSL via the bureau.
EA     - Special callsigns  AN400A, AN400C, AN400D, AN400E, AN400G,  AN400I,
         AN400L, AN400M, AN400N, AN400R, AN400S,  AN400T, AN400U and  AN400V
         will be active from  19 September to 9 October  to commemorate  the
         400th anniversary of  the death of  Miguel de Cervantes,  the great
         Writer  author  of  "Don Quixote".  QSL  via  EA4URE.  This  event,
         sponsored by the  Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, includes  an
         award programme; complete information on
FR     - Jean-Marie, F6BVV  is  active in his  spare time as  FR/F6BVV  from
         Reunion  Island (AF-016)  until 23 September.  Look for him  around
         14045 and 21045 kHz. [TNX F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX]
GD     - John, GW4SKA will  be active again  as GD4SKA from  Scarlett Point,
         Isle  of Man (EU-116)  on 14-21 September.  He will operate  mainly
         RTTY, and will  participate  in  the  BARTG  Sprint 75 Contest  (18
         September, from  17.00 UTC to 21.00 UTC) as GD0A.  QSL via  M0OXO's
         OQRS (
IS0    - Alex, SQ9UM will be active holiday style as IS0/SQ9UM from Sardinia
         (EU-024) on 8-18 September.  He will operate  CW, RTTY, SSB and PSK
         on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX SQ9UM]
IS0    - Andrea, IZ1MHY will be active as  IM0/IZ1MHY from  Maddalena Island
         (EU-041)  on  11-18 September.  QSL via  home call (direct), 9A8ARS
         (bureau), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS to  be active as  JA4GXS/5 from  Naka Island
         (AS-200) on 24-25 September. He will operate CW and  SSB on 40, 30,
         20, 17  and  15 metres.  QSL via home call,  direct or bureau. [TNX]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ/JD1  had  to  leave  Minami  Torishima (OC-073)  on 31
         August, earlier than expected. Now active is operator Kakutani, who
         uses  the  Japan  Meteorological  Agency  club  station's  callsign
         (JD1YAA) and expects to remain on the island until mid-November. So
         far he has been  QRV on 17 and  12 metres SSB.  QSL via the bureau.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
ON     - Taking part in the  celebrations for the  Lions Clubs International
         centennial, special callsign OR100LCI will  be active  from Belgium
         through  March 2017.  Activity will be on SSB,  CW and RTTY on  all
         bands.  QSL via ON8ZL,  direct or  bureau;  OQRS on  Club Log. [TNX
OZ     - Mike, DG5LAC will be active  holiday style as  OZ/DG5LAC from  Romo
         Island (EU-125) on  24-30 September.  He will operate SSB on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
SV     - Dave, GM0LVI will be active again as  SV8/GM0LVI/p  from the island
         of Zakynthos (EU-052) on  8-15 September.  He will be QRV mainly on
         20m CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
SV5    - Claudio, HB9OAU will  be active  holiday style  as SV5/HB9OAU  from
         Karpatos Island, Dodecanese (EU-001)  on  10-22 September.  He will
         operate SSB on 40-10 metres.  QSL via home call,  direct or bureau.
         [TNX DX Newsletter]
T7     - Three special stations will be active on 20, 15 and 40 metres  from
         the  Three  Towers  of  San Marino on  17-18 September: T71A (Torre
         Guaita), T71B (Torre Cesta) and  T71C (Torre del Montale).  Located
         on the three peaks of Monte Titano, the towers are depicted on both
         the flag and the  coat of arms of the  Republic of San Marino.  QSL
         via T70A. More information on
T8     - JA3JND will be active as T88ON from Koror (OC-009), Palau on  23-30
         September.  He will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY  (CQ WW DX RTTY  Contest
         included) and  JT65  on  40-10 metres.  QSL via  JA3JND, direct  or
         bureau. Also active from Koror will be JA3KIO, who will operate SSB
         and CW as T88XA on 24-29 September (QSL via home call).
TF     - A team from  Cambridge University Wireless Society  will be QRV  as
         TF/homecall from the Westman Islands (EU-071) from around  16.00 on
         13 September to 06.00 on 16 September. Operators will include DK2AB
         (M0INN), G3ZAY, M0BLF,  M0VFC, M0WUT and M0ZXA.  Activity  will  be
         mainly  on  40-15 metres  SSB and  CW,  but  there may  be some  FM
         satellite activity as well.  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS  (do not send
         any direct or bureau cards to the operators) and LoTW. [TNX G3ZAY]
V6     - Kaku, JA6REX as V633KS and Toshi, JH6ZHZ  as V633ZH will be  active
         from  Chuuk  (OC-011), Micronesia  on  19-25 September.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct
         or bureau;  logsearch  and OQRS  on Club Log.  More information  on
VE    -  VY2PLH  is  a  special   callsign  dedicated  to   operations  from
         lighthouses on Prince Edward Island (NA-029).  Next  activity  will
         take place on 23-25 September from Big Tignish Lighthouse. QSL  via
         VY2GF, direct  or bureau. [TNX Southgate ARC]
W      - Wyatt, AC0RA and Dave, KG5CCI will be active as K6R from Santa Rosa
         (NA-144) in the  Channel Islands National Park on  16-18 September.
         "The primary focus of the expedition  will be to hand out the  very
         rare grid square (CM93) on Amateur Radio Satellites", they say, but
         "we will also take some time to make  terrestrial VHF/UHF  contacts
         with those in range, and spend  some time QRP on HF".  QSL via LoTW
         (preferred) or direct to KG5CCI.
XW     - Bruce, 3W3B (AA4XR) will be active again as XW4XR from Laos on 19-
         30 September. He will operate  RTTY, JT65 and CW on  80-10 metres.
         QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
ZA     - A Polish team (SP2FUD, SP6CIK,  SP6JZL, SP6OJK, SP9FIH and  SP9TCE)
         will be active as ZA/ZA1P from Albania on 9-18 September. They plan
         to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on  160-6 metres with up  to four
         stations,  and to  participate  in the WAE  DX   SSB  Contest.  See  for  more information. [TNX NG3K]
ZF     - Bill, W5SJ  will  be  active  as  ZF2EZ from  Grand  Cayman  Island
         (NA-016) from  27 September to  1 October.  QSL via W5JAY.  [TNX DX
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CE0X ---> Radio Club de Chile  reports that,  contrary to what announced  by
CE5WQO, no permission has been granted by the Chilean Navy for  an operation
to  take  place  from  San Felix  Island.  Read the  story  (in Spanish)  on 

KC0W WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION ---> KC0W's  activity  from a  Top 25  Most Wanted
Entity [425DXN 1322] is not  going to  happen.  "Sorry for getting  anyone's
hopes up", Tom wrote on his page on 9 September. "Never trust anyone
who claims to be 'military' and also claims  to have the authority  to allow
people to visit  KHx land.  Waste of my time, w aste of  my  money,  loss of
credibility. I was lead astray by the promise of tinsel & shiny lights. It's
now time  to  crawl  under  a rock  here in Fiji  until I  start the  T30COW
DXpedition" around 24 September.

ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR ---> Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the  17th  annual
Route 66 On The Air special event celebrates the  historic  US  Highway  66.
Twenty-one amateur radio stations using  1x1  callsigns  (from  W6A  through
W6U) will operate  from cities along the  "Mother Road"  on 10-18 September.
See for information about the  event  and  each  participating
station's QSL route.

VK0EK LOG RECONCILIATION ---> The laptops used by VK0EK on Heard Island have
been reconciled with the master N1MM+ log, and more than 100 QSOs have  been
recovered.  The  majority were recovered  from a failed  laptop that did not
sync with the N1MM+ Master log.  Recovered QSOs have  been uploaded to  OQRS
( as well as to LoTW .

W4DXCC ---> Sponsored by the SouthEastern DX  and  Contesting  Organization,
Inc. (SEDCO), the 12th W4 DX and Contest Convention  will  be  held  at  the
MainStay Suites Conference  Center  in  Pigeon  Forge,  Tennessee  on  23-24
September. Complete details can be found at [TNX K4SV]

YO9KXF/P ---> Dan, YO9FNP  and  Mihai, YO9BPX have been  active as  YO9KXF/p
from  Insula Fericirii  (EU-191)  since 6 September  for a few hours  a day.
Activity will end on 10 September. QSL direct only to YO9FNP.

+ SILENT KEY + Albert Durou, FO5JR  has recently passed away.  Born in 1928,
over the years he held the  callsigns F2DA, CN8MQ,  FA2DA (1957-1962), FG7AH
(1972-1977) and FO8JR (1982-1987). He was and Honorary President of the Club
Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (FO8AA), and in 2014 the  Clipperton DX Club
bestowed on him its Medal of Merit. [TNX F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2MG, 4JF1EU,  4L/DL7ZM,  5W0COW,
8P1W, CO8LY,  D3AA,  E51DWC,  EX8M,  FT4JA (AF-012),  LU1ZI (AN-010),  OA1F,
OD5PY,  RA1ALA/0 (AS-025),  RT92KA (AS-092),  RT9K/0 (AS-203),  S01WS, S79V,
TF/EI9FBB,  V85TL, VR2USJ,  YB8O (OC-208),  YB8OUN/p (OC-213),  YV4ET/1 (SA-
089), ZS1RBN (AF-064), ZX5B (SA-088).
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