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17 Sep 2016

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8Q     - Andrea, IZ1MHY  will  be  active holiday  style as  8Q7MD from  the
         Maldives (AS-013)  on 2-12 October.  He will operate SSB, JT65  and
         other  digital  modes  on 40-10  metres.  QSL via  LoTW, home  call
         (direct) or 9A8ARS (bureau). [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
9H     - Calabria DX Team members IK8YFU, IU8GUK, IW8RAO, IZ8CZR, IZ8SJA and
         IZ8SKO will be active as 9H3LH from  Malta (EU-023) on 4-9 October.
         They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on 80, 40, 20, 15  and
         10 metres.  QSL via 9A8ARS (bureau)  or  IK8YFU (direct), and LoTW.
         Logsearch on
9Q     - Christian, IS0BWM will be active as 9Q0HQ/3 during an  humanitarian
         mission to Kenge, Democratic Republic of Congo from  21 November to
         24 December.  In  his spare  time he will  operate SSB  on  various
         bands. QSL for this activity is via IS0BWM, direct only;  logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX ARI]
DL     - Look for Klaus, DL7UXG to be active holiday style as DL7UXG/p  from
         Ruegen Island (EU-057) on 18-30 September.  He will operate CW, SSB
         and digital  modes on  the HF bands.  QSL via home call,  direct or
         bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL     - Bodo, DF8DX will be active  as DF8DX/p from  Usedom Island (EU-129)
         on 20-22 September.  He will be  QRV only during the  local evening
         hours. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
E7     - Radio Club Kakanj (E73EKK) is  active as E703QLA  until 15 November
         to draw  attention  to the 3rd  Quarry Life Award, an international
         research   competition   for the   promotion  and  education  about
         biodiversity in quarries.  Activity is on 80-10 metres CW, SSB  and
         RTTY. QSL via E71CQ.
FJ     - Adrian, KO8SCA will be active holiday  style as FJ/KO8SCA  from St.
         Barthelemy (NA-146) on 19-26 November.  He will operate SSB, CW and
         digital modes  on 160-10 metres.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
         [TNX KO8SCA]
H4     - Suggested  frequencies  for  the double  expedition to  the Solomon
         Islands (H44GC) and Temotu Province (H40GC) [425DXN 1305] are:
         CW   1822.5, 3502, 7024, 10116 14010, 18070, 21015, 24895 and 28010
         SSB  1850, 3790, 7164, 14170, 18135, 21265, 24940 and 28470 kHz
         RTTY 1838, 3585, 7038, 10138, 14088, 18100, 21088, 24920 and 28088
         The frequencies for 60m and 6m are  5371.5 (CW),  5403.5 (SSB)  and
         50100 kHz.
         H44GC will be active from Guadalcanal (OC-047) from 24 September to
         3 October and  again on  18-21 October.  H40GC will be active  from
         Nendo Island  (OC-100) on  4-17 October.  QSL via  LZ1GC and  LoTW;
         logsearch  and OQRS  on  Club Log.  See  for  QSLling
         policy and other information.
HP     - Jacek, SP5APW will be active holiday style as H84JK from Isla Colon
         in the  Bocas del Toro archipelago  (NA-088) on  13-18 October.  He
         will operate SSB  and some digital  modes on 20-10 metres.  Updates
         will be posted to [TNX DX World]
I      - Operators  from  ARI  Fidenza  will  be  active as  IO4ENG from  17
         September to 1 October for the third  "Enigma Reloaded" event.  QSL
         IO4ENG  via IQ4FE,  direct or bureau.  Other participating stations
         include  IQ0RM,  IQ1SP,  IQ2MI,  IQ3MP,  IQ3TN,  IQ3VO  and  IQ9MQ.
         Information on the event and the associated  award is available  at
I      - II3BZ will be QRV on various bands  and modes on 8-16 October.  The
         special  callsign  has  been issued  to ARI Bolzano  for their 70th
         anniversary celebrations. All QSOs will be  confirmed automatically
         via the bureau; direct cards to IN3AUD. [TNX IN3HDE]
JD1_oga- Take, JA1UII will be active again  as JD1BON  from Chichijima  (AS-
         031), Ogasawara from 22 September to 1 October. He will operate CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres, and will partecipate in the  CQ WW DX
         RTTY Contest.  All  QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically via  the
         bureau; direct cards go to JA1UII. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
KH0    - Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as  KH0/KW2X from  Saipan (OC-086)  on
         21-26 September. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  40-10 metres,
         and will  partecipate in the  CQ WW DX RTTY Contest as WH0RU.  QSLs
         via LoTW or direct to JG7PSJ. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - PY2AE, PY2DS, PY2VOX and PU2POP will be active  as PR2GU from  Ilha
         do Guarau (SA-071) on 24-25 September. QSL via PY2DS.
PY0F   - Fabio, PP5BZ will be QRV as PX0F from  Fernando de Noronha (SA-003)
         on 23-28 September.  Expect holiday style activity  on 40-10 metres
         CW and SSB, and maybe  some RTTY during the  CQ WW DX RTTY Contest.
         QSL via home call,  direct or bureau,  and LoTW;  logsearch on Club
         Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
SP     - Rick, NE8Z will operate CW and SSB as SP9E and SP/NE8Z from  Poland
         between 20 September and 8 October.  "My radio time will be limited
         as most of the time",  he says,  as he "will be  searching for  and
         visiting family members in three areas of  Poland SP2, SP3 and SP9.
         My goal is to try to  work DXCC from Poland.  Please call me if you
         see me spotted on the  DX Cluster, if you  think that your  country
         may be a 'new one' for me". QSL via NE8Z and LOTW. [TNX NG3K]
S9     - A German team (Rocco DG5AA, Rich DK8YY, Hans DL1AOB, Dieter DL1AWD,
         Peter DL1RPL and  Soeren DL3RKS) will  be active as  S9YY from  Sao
         Tome (AF-023) on  8-23 October.  They plan to operate  CW, SSB  and
         digital modes on the HF bands and 2m EME.  QSL via DH7WW, direct or
         bureau. [TNX DH7WW]
V6     - Keith, GM4YXI and  Chris, GM3WOJ will again  be active as V6Z  from
         Chuuk  (OC-011),  Micronesia [425DXN 1297]  from  17  October  to 1
         November. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTy on 160-10 metres  with
         two stations; activity will include  participation in the  UK/EI DX
         SSB Contest  (22-23 October,  and the  CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or N3SL; logsearch on Club
         Log.  Bookmark  for more  information and  updates.
         [TNX DX World]
VK     - Craig, VK5CE will be active  again as  VK5CE/p from  Granite Island
         (OC-228)  from  22.00 UTC  on 18 September through  02.00 UTC on 19
         September, looking for Japanese island chasers on 15 metres SSB. He
         may also be able to get on the air later in the day on 19 September
         at 05.00 to 07.30 UTC on 20m SSB. See
         for updates on his future activations.

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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

AFRICA DX CONTEST  ---> The Africa All Mode International DX Contest will be
held  from  12 UTC on  17 September  through  12 UTC on  18  September.  The
objective is to stimulate  contesting from Africa.  Complete information can
be found at

AVES ISLAND ---> The YX0V DXpedition to  Aves Island has not been cancelled,
but  put on  hold by the  Venezuelan Navy for reasons  beyond the  operating
team's control  [425DXN 1321].  "We are  expected  to  meet  with  the  Navy
personnel in charge of the logistics of the transportation to  the Island by
the middle of next week at the latest, and we hope to have  a clear schedule
for  departure",  the Pilot Station  (Steve Romagni, W4DTA)  reported on  15
September. See

DXCC NEWS ---> The current A5A operation from Bhutan [425DXN 1321]  has been
approved for DXCC credit.

HAM RADIO 2016 LECTURES ---> The keynote  lectures  delivered at  Ham  Radio
2016 (Friedrichshafen)  are  now  available  on  DokuFunk  (the  Documentary
Archive for the History of Radio Communication and Electronic Media):
Gene Spinelli, K5GS      TX3X Chesterfield Islands
Jay Slough, K4ZLE        VP8STI & VP8SGI
Bob Allphin, K4UEE       Recollections from Eleven of the DXCC Top 10 "Most
                         Wanted" (1993-2015)
Ronald Stuy, PA3EWP      IOTA Nuku Hiva OC-027 (2016)
Daniel Gerth, DL5YWM     IOTA Meanguera del Golfo (NA-190) & Isla del Tigre
                         (NA-060) (2016)
Klaus Lohmann, DK7XL &   
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR Development of Software Defined Radio
Tom Perera, W1TP         New Discoveries in the History of the ENIGMA
Klaus Schmeh             Unsolved Cryptograms from Criminals and Crime
The Powerpoint slides with synchronized audio are at (click
on Horsaal/Lecture room). [TNX OE1WHC]

INDEXA ---> The International DX Association's officers for  the 2017 fiscal
year are Gary Dixon K4MQG (President),  John Scott K8YC (Vice President) and
Dick Williams W3OA  (Secretary-Treasurer).  The  directors  are  Gregg Marco
W6IZT,  Jerry Rosalius WB9Z,  Bob Schenck N2OO,  Franz Langner DJ9ZB,  Ralph
Fedor K0IR  (Chairman),  Mary  Hobart K1MMH,  Bob  Allphin  K4UEE  and  Bill
Jennings W4UNP. INDEXA (  is an  amateur  radio  organization
dedicated  to working  DX and making  DX possible.  Over the  years, it  has
supported over 215 DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare entities.

IOTA: NEW CHECKPOINT ---> IOTA Management has announced the  the appointment
with effect  from  13 September, 2016 of  Craig Edwards, VK5CE  to cover the
area  of  Australia,  Indonesia,  New Zealand,  the Philippines and  Pacific
islands  not elsewhere  specified.  The preferred address  to send your  QSL
cards for checking is Craig Edwards, PO Box 2160, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia.
If  you  have  any  IOTA  Checkpoint   questions,  please  email  Craig   at

QSO DIRECTOR ---> The  "QSO Director"  is  an  online  real  time  log-check
developed by  Martin, A65DC and  Keli, TF8KY.  It was first used by the S79V
expedition (July 2016)  and more  recently by TO5FP,  currently active  from
Saint Pierre  and  Miquelon  (  It supports multiple
stations using the same callsign (typical DXpedition), or multiple  stations
located in different places and using  different callsigns,  but are part of
the same activity. More information can be found on

SAC ---> The 58th Scandinavian  Activity  Contest  will  be  held  on  17-18
September (CW) and  8-9 October (SSB), from 12 UTC  on Saturady to  11:59:59
UTC on Sunday. Scandinavian stations (Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands,
Finland, Greenland,  Iceland, Jan Mayen,  Market Reef, Norway,  Svalbard and
Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as  many non-Scandinavian  stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found

+ SILENT KEY + Karl-Heinz Hille, DL1VU passed away  on 12 September aged 94.
A doyen of amateur radio in his Country, he contributed significantly to the
re-organizazion  of  the amateur  radio  service  in  post-war  Germany.  He
authored several books and technical articles for DARC's journal, and served
as member of the board of the  European DX Foundation from  1995 until 2004.
Between 1980 and 1993 he operated mainly CW  from various  DXCC Entities  in
the Pacific, notably  3D2VU,  5W1DC,  A35VU,  AH2/DL1VU,  AH8/DL1VU,  C21NI,
FK0VU, FO0VU, FW0VU, H44VU, KH0/DL1VU,  KX6/DL1VU (Marshall Islands), T22VU,
T30CT, T31AF, T32VU, YJ8VU, ZK1XG, ZK2VU, ZM7VU (Tokelau).

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8CW       NI5DX       CR240ARA    CU2ARA      LY780QT     LY2QT
3V8SS       LX1NO       CR3W        DL5AXX      MS0UKI      M0OXO
3W3B        E21EIC      D44TUJ      DK8FA       NH0DX/NH2   JL3RDC
3Z0TECH     3Z6AEF      DU1/JA3FJE  JN3VQM      OH0X        OH2TA
3Z0YL       SP9SX       DU3LA       W3HNK       OJ0JR       OH3JR
4C15C       XE3N        E2X         E20GMY      OJ0W        OH3WS
4J90UD      DL6KVA      E51Q        JA2FBY      ON44WAR     ON7RY
4JRA29      4J5A        E703QLA     E71CQ       OU7M        OZ7MOR
4L2M        EA7FTR      EA8RM       EB7DX       OY/ON6NB    M0URX
4O10A       4O3A        EA9KB       EA7FTR      P29LL       EA7FTR
4U0WFP      S57DX       EG8BFS      EA8URV      PD38EU      PD5MVH
4X0T        4Z5FI       EH1SDC      EA1AUM      PJ2/IZ2ZTQ  IZ2LSP
4X7R        4X6OM       EH2SDC      EA1AUM      R165VW      RZ4AZ
5H3EE       DL4ME       EH3SDC      EA1AUM      R16ETU      RK1B
5U7RK       F5PRU       EH4SDC      EA1AUM      R430GL      R5EO
5X8C        ON6NL       EH5SDC      EA1AUM      R70LWA      RK9LWA
7P8VA       K7TRB       EH6SDC      EA1AUM      RI1AND      RW1AI
7R7W        7X2VB       EH7SDC      EA1AUM      RT25MJ      RO5F
7X3WPL      7X3DL       EH8SDC      EA1AUM      SP0DXC      SP7DQR
7X5KBS      EA7FTR      EH9SDC      EA1AUM      SQ65HSC     SP3LPR
7X5QB       EA7FTR      EM25M       UX2MF       SV28FF      SV2GWY
9A1700SBD   9A4J        EN160S      UT2SW       SX2IMA      SV2JAO
9A703XV     9A3JB       FG4NN       NI5DX       T88WI       JH1BGH
9J2HN       JR2KDN      FK8CE       NI5DX       TF70IRA     TF3MH
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      FK8DD       NI5DX       TM1MAD      F5KLJ
A31MM       EA5GL       GD4SKA      M0OXO       TM35KMY     F5KMY
A31YM       EA5GL       HF800OBS    SP9MOA      TM5O        F8IHE
A5A         JH1AJT      HV0A        IK0FVC      TM87OSG     F4HRA
A61AS       YO3FRI      II0IADC     IZ0FVD      TY2BP       IK2IQD
A61DD       A92AA       II0IATO     IZ0EUX      UP0L        DL8KAC
A61DJ       A61BK       II1IAME     IK8XVA      V26K        AA3B
A61HA       A61BK       II2IAOG     I2QIL       V26OC       N3OC
A61Q        EA7FTR      II3TF       IV3IUM      V31YN       DJ4KW
A61SM       A61BK       II5IAFR     IW5BBV      V47JA       W5JON
A61ZX       IZ8CLM      II5VV       IZ5JLW      VK5MAV/6    VK5MAV
A65BG       PA5M        II8IHBC     IU8CEU      YO2016SIMPO YO3KAA
A65BP       UA6MF       II9IABA     IT9MRM      YO9KXF/p    YO9FNP
A65DR       N4GNR       II9IACR     IT9DTU      Z370RSM     Z33RW
AH0K        OH6GDX      II9IHPM     IT9CKA      Z68MM       OG2M
B4T         BA4TB       IJ7TA       IZ8EGM      ZA/ZA1P     SP6OJK
BW0PX       BM2JCC      JT5LZ       K1LZ        ZG2EO       ZB2EO
C4W         5B4WN       KG4SS       K4MIL       ZG2FK       ZB2FK
CO8DM       KU9C        KP2M        NZ4DX       ZG2JK       ZB2JK
CP4BT       DJ2BW       KP3Z        N4AO        ZG2TT       M0URX

3DA0AY   Braam Devernier, P.O. Box 178, Karino, Nelspruit, 1204, South
4A2L     Jose Velazquez Cardona, Apartado Postal 100, 25000 Saltillo COAH,
5A1AL    Randy Becnel, 243 Red Top Rd, Lumberton MS 39455-5214, USA
5T0JL    Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
5W0BOB   Bob Ronai, PO Box 320, St Ives, NSW 2075, Australia
A75GT    Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577, USA
C81AK    Arnold J. Kalan, 16690 Charmel Ln, Pacific Palisades CA 90272-2210,
CW5W     Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 474, 37000 Melo Cerro Largo,
EA5GL    Pedro Miguel Ronda Monsell, C/ Maximiliano Thous 16-24, 46009
         Valencia, Spain
F5PRU    Yves-Michel Collet, 14 rue de la Comtesse, 25640 Marchaux, France
JA2FBY   Hiroyuki Fukui, 4-222 Unumakakamigahara-cho, Kakamigahara-shi,
         Gifu-ken, 509-0141, Japan
JH1AJT   Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken,
         259-0111, Japan
T88TJ    Chusuke Moriya, 3-21-2 Higashi-Ome, Ome-shi, Tokyo-to, 198-0042,
T88WH    Jiro Takeuchi, 6-44-17,Kamikodanaka, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi,
         Kanagawa-ken, 211-0053, Japan
V31HV    Henk De Vries, Aronskelkweg 25, 2241 WC Wassenaar, The Netherlands
VK5MAV   Andrey Mikaylov, 249 Brodie Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162, Australia
VP6AH    Ulrich Krieg, OT Soellichau, Feldstr. 26, 06905 Bad Schmiedeberg,
WA2NYC   Wireless Association of New York City, 233 Wolverine St, Staten
         Island NY 10306, USA
YO9FNP   Dan Lucian Rabinca, Str. Profesor Stelica Berechet nr. 23, 087070
         Daia (Giurgiu), Romania
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