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425 DX News #1329
22 Oct 2016

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3B8    - Willi, DJ7RJ will be  active  again  as  3B8/DJ7RJ  from  Mauritius
         Island (AF-049) from  9 November to 6 December. He will operate  CW
         and SSB on 160-10 metres, with a focus on  the  low bands.  QSL via
         home call. [TNX DX World]
3W     - Mike, N0ODK [425DXN 1323] now expects to  be active from  Vung Tau,
         Vietnam  starting  on 22-23 October  until  4 November.  During the
         first part of his trip "the callsign will be  something like 3W2DK/
         3W2LI", until his 3W2DK licence arrives in Vung Tau. QSL via N0ODK,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX N0ODK]
5H     - Yan, RZ3FW and Sergei, R4WAA will be active as 5H1WW from  Zanzibar
         Island (AF-032), Tanzania on 19-28 November.  They will operate CW,
         with some SSB and RTTY, on 160-10 metres  and will  participate  in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or via RZ3FW.
6W     - 6W1SU is  Ronald (VE3REV), who has  moved to  Dakar, Senegal  since
         August and will remain there for two or three years. He plans to be
         active on 80-6 metres, "currently operating  phone only  but hoping
         to tackle CW later". QSL via M0URX's OQRS ( for
         direct  and  bureau  cards.  See   for  more
6Y     - Steve AA4V (6Y4V), Jim N4SF (6Y4F), Dave K8AJA (K8AJA/6Y5) and Rick
         W4GE (W4GE/6Y5)  will  be  active from  Jamaica  (NA-097)  from  21
         October to 1 November. They will participate in the CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as 6Y4V (QSL via LoTW or direct to AA4V). [TNX DX World]
7P     - 7P8EUDXF is  the callsign  issued to  Pista, HA5AO (7P8AO) for  his
         current activity from Lesotho [425DXN #1321].  The special callsign
         celebrates  the  30th  anniversary  of the  European DX Foundation.
         Pista is QRV until around  29 October  in  his  spare time, as  the
         primary purpose of this  trip is to  deliver  humanitarian aid  and
         support  to  an  orphanage.  QSL via HA5AO;  see  for
         logsearch and OQRS. [TNX K5GS]
9Q     - Fernando, EA4BB has been in Goma, Democratic Republic of the  Congo
         for a few months and has now received his 9Q6BB licence. He expects
         to remain there for two or three years, and to operate CW and other
         modes on all bands. QSL via W3HNK, LoTW and eQSL; logsearch on Club
         Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
A7     - Members of the  Qatar Amateur Radio Society and the  Danish Contest
         Academy, and other operators  will participate in the  CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest  as  A73A  (Multi-Multi)  from the  Disaster Mangement Camp
         compound  in  Al  Khor.  At  the  same  time  they  will  "use  the
         opportunity to display Radio Sport to visitors".  Expect them to be
         QRV before  the contest, while  setting  up the  stations.  QSL via
         A71A. [TNX OZ1ADL]
CE0Y   - Ignacy, NO9E  will  be  active  as  CE0Y/NO9E  from  Easter  Island
         (SA-001) from  28 October to 3 November.  He will  be QRV on  40-10
         metres, and will be active  also in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX NG3K]
DL     - Preceded by DL0WRTC (2014-15) and DK0WRTC (2015-16), DF0WRTC is the
         new special callsign that is  being used until  12 October 2017  to
         promote  the  2018  World Radio Team  Championship  to  be held  in
         Germany  (  QSL via DJ9MH,  bureau or direct,  and
         LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
EA8    - Andy, DK5ON  will  be  active  as  EA8/DK5ON from  Tenerife, Canary
         Islands  (AF-004)  from  26 October to 5 November.  This will be  a
         "SOTA and WWFF expedition" and he will  operate CW, SSB and digital
         modes on 40-6 metres.  QSL via DK5ON,  direct or bureau,  and LoTW.
         [TNX NG3K]
F      - TM8VG will be another special callsign celebrating  the the  eighth
         Vendee Globe, the round-the-world single-handed yacht race  that is
         sailed  non-stop  and without  assistance.  Activity will be on all
         bands CW, SSB and digital modes from  29 October to 7 November, 11-
         13 November and 19-20  November. QSL via F8KFL. [TNX F8REF]
FH     - Pierre, HB9AMO ( will be  active  holiday  style  as
         FH/HB9AMO from Mayotte (AF-027)  from 23 November  to  4  December,
         including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  He will operate  CW
         and possibly some RTTY on  80-10 metres.  QSL via M0URX's OQRS  and
         LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
FM     - Look for FM/N7BF, FM/WT4BT, TO4OC (AA4OC) and TO6ABM (W6ABM)  to be
         active holiday style from Martinique (NA-107) from  29 October to 4
         November. They will operate SSB and digital  modes on 80-10 metres.
         See for QSL routes. [TNX NG3K]
GD     - Paul, G4PVM will be active as GD4PVM from the  Isle of Man (EU-116)
         on 24-26 October. He does not plan  to have any  QSL cards printed,
         so QSL will  be  via  LoTW,  eQSL and  Club Log matching  for  IOTA
         credits. [TNX]
J5     - The J5T DXpedition  to  the  Bijagos  Archipelago (AF-020), Guinea-
         Bissau [425DXN 1306], which was  scheduled  to  take place  in mid-
         November, has  been  postponed  "to the second  half of 2017". [TNX
JT     - Ken, K4ZW will  participate  in the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest with  the
         JT5DX team. He will also operate as both  JT1ZW and JT1ZW/5  "a few
         days prior and a  few days after  the contest".  QSL  via K4ZW  and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
OA     - Daniel, DL5YWM will be active as OA4/DL5YWM,  and possibly also  as
         OA8/DL5YWM, from Peru between  22 October  and 5 November.  QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
OH     - A large team will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as  OH5NQ
         in the Multi-Multi category. This operation  will celebrate OH5NQ's
         80th birthday and the  65th anniversary  since he got  his licence.
         All QSOs will  be confirmed  automatically  via the bureau;  direct
         cards to OH5CZ. [TNX NG3K]
OJ0    - Toivo/ES2RR, Martti/OH2BH and Pertti/OH2PM expected to be active as
         OJ0B from  Market Reef  (EU-053)  starting  on  23 October  [425DXN
         1327], but rough seas and high winds will prevent them from landing
         until  26 October at  the earliest.  The  group  is  determined  to
         activate  OJ0 in  the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest;  if the group fail  in
         their attempt, they will settle in the Aland Islands and enter  the
         contest as OH0B. [TNX OH2BH]
PJ4    - Roger, ON7TQ and Ief, ON6KX will  be active  as  PJ4L from  Bonaire
         (SA-006) on 1-11 November.  They will operate  SSB, CW and  digital
         modes. QSL via ON3CQ, direct  or bureau,  and LoTW;  logsearch  and
         OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
PZ     - G3NKC, G4BVY, GM4AFF and possibly others will participate in the CQ
         WW DX SSB  Contest  as PZ5K  from Suriname.  Expect  some  activity
         mainly CW before and after the contest. QSL via G3NKC. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Junichi, JA3RAF  will  be  active  as  T88AX from  Palau  on  21-27
         October, with  planned  activity on  80-6 metres  CW, SSB and JT65.
         QSL via JA3RAF, direct or bureau.
T8     - Kazuo, JR1UBR will be active as T88AB from Koror (OC-009), Palau on
         2-8 November.  He will  operate SSB on  40-6 metres.  QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
V2     - Brian, N3OC (V26OC) and  Rol, K3RA (V26RA) will be  active  holiday
         style from  Antigua (NA-100) on  24-28 October before participating
         in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest  with the V26B team.  They will operate
         SSB and CW on 160-10 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Igor, VE3ZF will be active  as VE2IDX  from Zone 2  from 24 October
         through the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. He will pay special attention  to
         the low bands. QSL via VE3ZF (direct only).  Also participating  in
         the contest from  Zone 2 will be  Yuri, VE3DZ, who will  be QRV  as
         VE2IM on  25-31 October  (QSL via LoTW or  direct  to VE3DZ).  [TNX
         VE3ZF and NG3K]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Mike, DF8AN will be  active  as V63AJ  from Yap  (OC-012),
Micronesia on 6-16 November, and then as KH2/DF8AN  from Guam (OC-026) until
20 November. He will operate CW, RTTY and PSK on the HF bands.  QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. He does not use LoTW. [TNX DX World]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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

ARCTIC'S LEGENDS ---> A major IOTA DXpedition [425DXN 1310] is being planned
to take  in  February-March 2017  to  commemorate the  120th  anniversary of
Fridtjof Nansen's legendary expedition to the  Arctic Ocean.  Five operators
expect to  be active  as RT9K/9  from the  Firnley Islands (AS-054),  Tyrtov
Island  (AS-121),  Nansen  Island  (AS-104)  and  the  Scott-Hansen  Islands
(AS-068). Plans are to spend 4-5 days on each island, and to operate CW, SSB
and digital modes with three stations  on 40-10 metres.  QSL via RX9KM; four
separate  Club Log entries  (RT9K/9/AS-054, RT9K/9/AS-121, RT9K/9/AS-104 and
RT9K/9/AS-068) have been created and the OQRS will be enabled in due course.
Bookmark for updates; a presentation of the expedition
can be found on

CQ9GXC ---> The 19-25 October activity by CT1GXC from the  Selvagens Islands
(AF-047) [425DXN #1328]  has been  postponed  owing  to reasons  beyond  the
operator's control. [TNX DX World]

FT4JA ---> The FT4JA Juan de Nova Island DXpedition  video is  now available

IARU AC ---> The Administrative  Council (AC) of the  International  Amateur
Radio Union (IARU) is responsible for the policy and management of the  IARU
and   consists  of  the  three   IARU   international   officers   and   two
representatives from each of the three IARU  regional organizations.  The AC
held its  annual  in-person  meeting  on  7 and 8 October  in  Vina del  Mar
(Chile),  immediately   prior  to  the   IARU  Region   2  Conference.   See for the details.

IARU SECRETARY ---> "Rod  Stafford, W6ROD, has  retired  as  IARU  Secretary
after seven years of service in that position", IARU reported on 20 October.
"The IARU Constitution  provides  that  the  member-society serving  as  the
International Secretariat, i.e. the ARRL, shall designate the Secretary. The
ARRL Board of Directors has  designated  David Sumner, K1ZZ, to replace  Mr.
Stafford as Secretary effective 15 October 2016.
Mr. Sumner has served in this capacity twice  previously, from 1982 to  1989
and  from  1999  to  2009,  while  employed  by  the  ARRL  to  manage   its
headquarters. Now retired from employment, he joins the other IARU officers
and Administrative Council members in serving as a volunteer.
IARU  resident  Tim Ellam, VE6SH, has  appointed  Mr. Stafford  as Emergency
Communications  Special Advisor.  In this  capacity  he will  represent  the
interests of  the IARU  and  the  global  amateur  radio  community  in  the
Development Sector of the ITU and will offer advice and  counsel on  matters
relating to emergency and disaster response communications".

QSL CY9C ---> The QSL cards for the recent DXpedition to St. Paul Island are
expected to arrive from  the  printer  in  3-4 weeks.  The  logs  have  been
uploaded  to LoTW, but  "unfortunately, and mysteriously, some data did  not
upload. We will  investigate that  and  see what  can be done  after we  get
finished with the distribution of QSL cards direct and bureau".

T31T ---> The team  (3Z9DX,  SP3DOI  and SP7VC)  left  Kanton Island  on  16
October around  6 UTC,  much  earlier  than  anticipated,  "due to a typhoon
approaching on the horizon". Reportedly  they have made  nearly 31,000 QSOs;
the logs will be uploaded to  Club Log and the OQRS will  be activated  when
they get  back  to Samoa.  "The local police officer  and new  Ham Radio  op
they're leaving the radio/antenna setup for (T31KNT) has been brought  up to
speed and will be stopping by the 20 Meter ANZA DX Net in the future. He has
no plans to operate pileups for now". [TNX DX World]

VK  IOTA  POLL ---> Craig,  VK5CE  is  "looking  at   planning  future  IOTA
DXpeditions. The % claimed and activation history on the IOTA  website and %
claimed in  the past  8 years as  per the  2016 IOTA directory give  a  good
indication. However I'm also keen to see what you as a dedicated IOTA hunter
need.  So please visit and fill in  the poll.
This is a chance to make your voice heard and also send in a donation if you
are able to".

WWQR AWARD ---> The WWQR Award series is an  opportunity  to join  the World
Radio  Team Championship community.  The award  is issued on a  yearly basis
(2015, 2016 and 2017)  for working  stations from the  29 WRTC Qualification
Regions. Applications should be submitted through the DARC Community Logbook
(DCL). See for  detailed
information, including a step-by-step guide.


QSLs received direct  or through  managers:  3B9FR,  5A1AL,  5J0JC (NA-049),
5W0COW, 7P8C, 9A6DJM,  A35JP,  B4R (AS-135),  BA4WR,  C21BN,  EM5F (EU-191),
EX8M,  FR/OH2YL,  HR4/DL5YWM  (NA-060),  JT5FW,  KL7RRC/p (NA-158),  MU0WLV,
R70ASIA (AS-070), RI1FJ, RK1O/p (EU-161), S01WS, S79KB, S9BT, S9WL,  SN966W,
TY2AC, V85TL, VE2FDJ/p (NA-176),  VK5CE/p (OC-228),  W4FDX (NA-079),  YB9KA,
YS3/DL5YWM (NA-190).
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