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425 DX News #1327
08 Oct 2016

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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5H     - Chas, NK8O will be active again as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania  from
         22 October to 12 November. In his spare time he will be QRV  on 80-
         15 metres mainly CW,  with some PSK31 and  maybe some SSB.  QSL via
         NK8O (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX World]
8Q     - Dan, 4Z5SL will operate  SSB and  PSK as  8Q7DK from  the  Maldives
         (AS-013) on 15-23 October. QSL via LoTW.
9N     - Bogdan SP2FUD (9N7FD),  Zenek SP2GCJ (9N7ZT),  Kazik SP6AXW (9N7XW)
         and Janusz SP9FIH (9N7WE)  will  be active from  Nepal  during  the
         second half of October. They plan to  concentrate on working  North
         and South America.  More information  and  updates  to be found  on
CT8    - On 12-17 October Martti, OH2BH (CU2KG and CR2BH) "will jump to  the
         Azores and put his signal on the  air specifically for  the October
         15-16 weekend  while converting the  world renown CR2X site to  its
         new application". QSL via OH2BH. [TNX OH2BH]
CT8    - Miguel, EA1BP will be active as CT8/EA1BP from Graciosa Island (EU-
         175)  on  27-30 October.  He will  participate in the  CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest as CR2B. QSL both callsigns via EA1BP. [TNX NG3K]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI will be active again as EI8GQB from Fethard, Ireland
         (EU-115) between  8 October and  3 November using  an hybrid  wind-
         solar power  system from  his caravan.  He will participate in  the
         Worked  All Germany  (15-16 October) and  CQ WW DX SSB Contests  as
         EI1A.  QSL  for both  callsigns via  PA3249, direct or bureau,  and
         LoTW. See
F      - Special event callsign TM85VGC  will be in  use from 30 October  to
         13 November to celebrate the eighth  edition of the  Vendee  Globe,
         which will set sail from Les Sables d'Olonne on 6 November. QSL via
         F6KUF  (bureau)  or  F5OEV (direct).  The Vendee Globe  is the only
         round-the-world single-handed  yacht race that  is sailed  non-stop
         and  without assistance. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX
FK     - The ARANC (Association  des Radio  Amateurs en  Nouvelle-Caledonie)
         club station  in Noumea (OC-032), New Caledonia  will be active  as
         TX8JOTA on 14-16 October during the 57th Jamboree On The Air.  Main
         activity will be on or around 14290 kHz. QSL via the bureau (ARANC,
         BP 3956, 98846 Noumea CEDEX, New Caledonia) or eQSL.
HA     - HA0HW and HA9PP will be active as  HG30EUDXF until  the end of  the
         year  to  celebrate   the  30th  anniversary of  the  European   DX
         Foundation ( QSL via HA0HW, bureau preferred; OQRS on
         Club Log. [TNX HA0HW]
JA     - A team from the Nara DX Association (JA3FGJ, JA3KGF, JA3UCO, JJ3PRT
         and JP3AYQ) will be active as JK3ZXK/5 from Shodo (AS-200) on  8-10
         October. QSL via JP3AYQ, direct or bureau;  OQRS on Club Log.  [TNX]
JA     - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/6  from Iki Island  (AS-036)
         on 12-13 November. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17 and
         15 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
KH6    - Walt, DJ0FX and Kuno, DF1SD will be active as KH6FX and KH7SD  from
         Hawaii  (OC-019)  on  9-23 October.  They will  operate CW, digital
         modes  and  SSB  on  160-10 metres.  QSL via  home  calls.  [TNX DX
OE     - Also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the European DX Foundation
         is Jo, OE4VIE, who is active  as OE30EUDXF  until 31 December.  QSL
         via OE4VIE (bureau preferred), LoTW and eQSL.
OH0    - Juha/OH1ND,  Martti/OH2BH and  Ville/OH2MM (PY2ZEA)  are active  as
         OH0B from the Aland Islands  (EU-002) through 9 October,  including
         participation in the  Scandinavian Activity Contest (SSB). QSL  via
         OH2BH. [TNX OH2BH]
OJ0    - Toivo/ES2RR, Martti/OH2BH and Pertti/OH2PM  will be active as  OJ0B
         from Market Reef (EU-053) on 23-30 October, including participation
         in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. Outside the contest they will focus on
         the low bands and RTTY. QSL via OH2BH. This - as well as CR2BH  and
         OH0B - are "BOTA (Birthday On The Air) activities: DXCC counters at
         which Martti and his close friends  have once  gotten excited  over
         and made them active with a  major frequent presence".  In November
         Martti  will  celebrate  his 70th  birthday in the  Caribbean, with
         activity from Antigua (V26BH) and Dominica (J70BH) for the week  of
         the CQ WW CW Contest. [TNX OH2BH]
PY     - Special event  station ZY3WCP  will be active  on 21-25 October  to
         celebrate the 156th anniversary of the city of  Cacapava do Sul  in
         the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul.  Activity will be on  80,
         12 and 10 metres SSB. QSL via PU3KTM, direct or bureau. [TNX PS7AB]
SP     - Special event station SN4KIDS will be active on all bands and modes
         from 14 October to 13 November for the  Hams4KIDS initiative, aimed
         at collecting  funds  to  help  UNICEF in its  fight against  child
         malnutrition. For every unique QSO with the station, the organizers
         will donate  2 cents to UNICEF.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS.  Detailed
         information  about the  fundraising mechanism,  including real-time
         statistics,  will  be  available at the  Hams4KIDS  website, to  be
         launched in its full form just before the station starts operation:
T8     - Takeo, JR1GSE will be active as T8TH from Koror (OC-009),  Palau on
         28-31 October,  CQ WW DX SSB Contest  included.  QSL via home call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
UR     - Special event station EM20UCRF will be active on  10-30 October  to
         celebrate the  20th anniversary  of the  Ukrainian State Centre  of
         Radio Frequencies (UCRF). QSL via UT3UZ. [TNX UT3UZ]
VE     - Pierre, VE3KTB and Alex, VE1RUS will be active again as VY0ERC from
         the Eureka  Amateur Radio  Club station  at the weather  station on
         Ellesmere Island (NA-008)  between  25 October and 14 November.  In
         their spare time they  will  operate  SSB and  digital modes on  20
         metres  and hopefully also on 40, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via M0OXO's
         OQRS (, Club Log and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP2E   - VP2EGR  is the  callsign that  DL7DF and  his team will use  during
         their operation from Anguilla [425DXN 1325].  They will operate CW,
         SSB, RTTY and  PSK31 on  160-10 metres  with two  stations from  25
         October to 7 November.  QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau,  and LoTW.
         OQRS and further information on
VP2E   - Seppo, OH1VR (VP2ESM) and Henri, OH3JR (VP2EHC) will be active from
         Anguilla (NA-022)  from  22 November to 1  December, including  two
         entries in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. Outside  the contest they  will
         operate  CW,  SSB  and RTTY on  160-10 metres.  QSL via home calls,
         direct only. [TNX NG3K]
VU     - Sarla VU2SWS, Nandu VU2NKS, Rajesh VU2EXP and Deepak VU2CDP will be
         active as AT2SL from the island of  Shiyal Betin  the Gujarat State
         East Group  (AS-176, new one for IOTA) on 12-17 October.  They will
         operate  CW, SSB  and  RTTY  on  40-15 metres  with  two  or  three
         stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau) or via VU2CDP
         (direct only). [TNX VU2CDP]
ZD8    - Oliver, W6NV will  be active  again as  ZD8W from  Ascension Island
         (AF-003) from 12 October through November, including the the  CQ WW
         SSB and CW Contests.  He will operate CW  and SSB on  160-6 metres.
         QSL via W6NV and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

T31T ---> The T31T team [425DXN 1322] began  operations from  Kanton Island
(OC-043),  Central Kiribati  on  5 October  around  21 UTC.  They expect to
remain there for 4-6 weeks. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.

VK0EK NEWSLETTER ---> The  final issue  (Vol. 2, No. 7) of the  Heard Island
Expedition Newsletter, published on 30 September, contains the names  and/or
callsigns  of  every  single sponsor (either individuals and organizations):

+ SILENT KEY + Former ARRL DXCC and Awards Manager  Bill Moore, NC1L  passed
away on  6 October  at  64 years of age.  On 3  July 2014  he was  seriously
injured in a  single-car  accident  that left  him paralyzed from the  chest
down. A few months later he decided to  relinquish his position at  ARRL HQ,
where he  had worked  since 1992.  Condolences  may be send to  Bill's wife:
Sharon Moore, 92 Reservoir Road, Newington CT 06111, USA.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5T2AI, 7P8C, 7T9A, C81AK,  HC1TCD,
XE3AGM (NA-135), XU7AKB, YV4ET/1 (SA-089).
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