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425 DX News #1331
5 Nov 2016

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

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A5     - Nobu, JA0JHQ ( will  be active again  as
         A52NH  from  Bhutan  on  24-27 November.  He will  operate  CW  and
         possibly some RTTY on 160-15 metres, with a focus on the low bands.
         QSL via LoTW (preferred) or  home call,  bureau or direct;  OQRS on
         Club Log.
3B9    - Olof, G0CKV will be active  again as  3B9HA from  Rodrigues  Island
         (AF-017) from  24 November to 12 December. He will operate CW, with
         main activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest and a focus on the low
         bands outside the contest.  QSL via M0OXO ( and
         LoTW. [TNX DX World]
5R     - Eric, F6ICX will be active again as 5R8IC from  Sainte-Marie Island
         (AF-090) from 6 November to 4 February 2017. He wil operate  mainly
         CW with some RTTY, BPSK and SSB on 80-10 metres.  QSL via F6ICX and
         LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log when he returns home.
9M2    - A large team  from Malaysia  will be active as  9M4LI  from  Lalang
         Island (AS-072), West  Malaysia on 25-27 November.  QSL direct only
         (see [TNX]
9N     - Yutaka, JA6GWX, will be active as  9N7NZ  from  Kathmandu, Nepal on
         20-23 November. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via
         home call (direct only). [TNX NG3K]
CE0Y   - Esteban, XQ7UP is QRV in his spare time from Easter Island (SA-001)
         as CE0Y/XQ7UP until 12 November.  He operated in  the  CQ WW DX SSB
         Contest as CB0Y. QSL via XQ7UP (direct) and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log.
CT8    - Hermann, HB9CRV will be active from the Azores between mid November
         and early December. He will operate  JT65/JT9 as  CU8FN from Flores
         Island (EU-089) on 16-22 November and again on 1-6 December. On 23-
         30 November he  will be  active as  CU9/CU8FN from on  Corvo Island
         (EU-089), including  participation in  the  CQ  WW  DX CW  Contest.
         Before and after  the contest  he  will operate  JT65/JT9. QSLs via
         HB9CRV, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
E4     - Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC will be active as E44CM from Jericho,
         Palestine on 15-24 November. They will operate 2m and 70cm EME. See  for their  planned timetable.  QSL via
FO     - Al, K7AR will be active as FO/K7AR from  Raivavae (OC-114), Austral
         Islands on  21-28 November.  He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY,  and
         will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via K7AR and LoTW;
         logsearch on Club Log.
GM     - The Shetland Islands (EU-012), a separate  contest multiplier, will
         be activated during the CQ WW DX CW Contest  by MZ5A (op. G3WVG) on
         40 metres  and  MZ5B (op. G3TXF)  on 160 metres.  The actual  bands
         operated will depend on the weather at the time and  which antennas
         stay  up  in  the  winds.  They  will  operate  from  the  Eshaness
         lighthouse.  QSL both callsigns  via  G3TXF (please use  Club Log's
         OQRS) and LoTW.
HR     - Mike, AJ9C will be active "most likely" as  HR2/AJ9C from  Honduras
         on  22-30 November.  He  will  operate  CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-10
         metres. QSL via home call (direct) and LoTW. He will participate in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest as HR2J (QSL direct to HR2J and LoTW). [TNX
I      - Special event station  IY1EY will be  active from  5 November to 31
         December   from   Loano   (   to   commemorate  the
         experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht  "Elettra"
         in the Ligurian Sea between  1919 and 1936.  Expect activity on all
         bands CW and SSB. Special QSL card via IK1QBT. [TNX IK1WVQ]
I      - Emilio, IZ1GAR will be  active from  Pantelleria (AF-018)  on 24-28
         November and will participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as IH9R on 80
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
JA     - Yamao, JR5JAQ will be  active as  JR5JAQ/6 from the  Tokara Islands
         (AS-049) on 6-9 November.  He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 20 and
         15 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - ZW8L is the callsign which is  expected to be  used during  an IOTA
         operation from Ilha dos Lencois (SA-041) on 10-14 November.  QSL to
         Caixa Postal 280, Belem - PA, 66017-970, Brazil. [TNX PY8WW]
T30    - Look for T30JY (QSL via JA1JQY), T30KJ (QSL via JA1KJW), T30MA (QSL
         via JA3MCA) and T30VE (QSL via JA8VA)  to  be  active  from  Tarawa
         (OC-017), Western Kiribati on 10-16 November. They will operate CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
V2     - Bud, AA3B will be back to Antigua (NA-100) and be active as V26K on
         22-28 November. He will  operate  mainly CW, including an entry  in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest; on 28 November he might operate RTTY.  QSL
         via AA3B and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Look for JA1VND (V63YY) and JA1SVP (V63FA) to be active from  Chuuk
         (OC-011), Micronesia on 16-22 November.  They will operate  CW, SSB
         and RTTY on  160-10 metres.  QSL via home  calls, direct or bureau,
         and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again  as V63DX  from  Pohnpei (OC-010),
         Micronesia on 25-30 November.  He will participate in the  CQ WW DX
         CW Contest as V6A. QSLs via JA7HMZ (direct). [TNX NG3K]
VK     - Special  event  station  VI50DC is  active from  Victoria until  31
         December to celebrate 50 years of decimalisation in Australia, when
         the   new   Australian   dollar  (Decimal  Currency)  replaced  the
         Australian pound. QSL via  M0OXO's OQRS, available  for direct  and
         bureau cards. [TNX M0OXO]
VK     - Craig, VK5CE will  be active as  VK5CE/3 from  Gabo Island (OC-196)
         from 31 January to 1 February 2017 [425DXN 1326]. QSL via home call
         (direct or bureau), logsearch  and OQRS  on Club.  Bookmark his new
         website for updates:
VP2V   - Kevin, K6TOP is active  holiday style  as VP2V/K6TOP  from Tortola,
         British Virgin Islands (NA-023)  until 14 November.  He operates CW
         on  40,  30,  20, 17,  15 and  10 metres.  QSL via  NR6M and  LoTW;
         logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
VP8_ant- Alan, MW0YCC is the  Communications Manager at  Rothera Station  on
         Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica.  He will be active  as VP8DPJ
         from  there, "and possibly  at some other  locations in Antarctica"
         until April 2018.  QSL via eQSL only, "due to the  remote nature of
         the station".
W      - Rob, K2RWF and Craig, KD2INN will be active as  W2LI  from the  Dry
         Tortugas (NA-079)  on  13-14 November.  They will  operate SSB  and
         digital modes on 80-6 metres, and will be also  QRV on  satellites.
         QSL via AJ2I and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
XW     - Look for  Bruce, XW4XR  to  be  active  again from  Laos  on  19-30
         November.  He will operate  CW, RTTY and JT65 on  80-10 metres, and
         will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via E21EIC or LoTW
         (preferred). [TNX The Daily DX]
YJ     - Rod, YJ8RN plans to be active from the Banks Islands (OC-104)  over
         a 2-week  period  in  late November-early December.  He hopes to be
         able to operate SSB  and maybe  some digital  mode on 80, 40 and 20
         metres in his spare time. If conditions are good, he might "stay an
         extra week for the main  purpose of  operating Amateur Radio".  QSL
         via NZ4DX and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Bill, K2HVN, will be active as either  PJ6/K2HVN or PJ6M
from Saba Island (NA-145) on 11-18 November, and as TO2EE from St Barthelemy
(NA-146) on 18-25 November. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40-10 metres.
QSL via home call; he does not use LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7P8EUDXF ---> HA5AO's volunteer assignment at orphanages  in Lesotho is  now
complete.  Between 17 and 29 October, during his off hours, Pista made 4,027
QSOs as 7P8EUDXF.  The  log was uploaded to (Log Search &
OQRS) from Lesotho, LotW will be  uploaded in six months.  Any money donated
to 7P8EUDXF will be used for humanitarian purposes. [TNX K5GS]

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
31 October, is available at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  386
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

IOTA NEWS ---> Record-holders  who  have  made  IOTA  contacts  in  an  IOTA
contest after 2003, can claim  credit  for  them  without  submitting  QSLs,
provided that the contact details match, either  by  manually  entering  the
QSO information on the input form or by uploading  a  Cabrillo  format  log.
The 2016 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the  IOTA  database  and
is available  for  QSO  matching. "Some users have  experienced issues  with
their contest QSOs being rejected", PA3EXX reported on 2 November. "This has
been fixed now and users are invited to upload their logs one more time".
Please note that "logs  of 12 operations  out of 718 which participated have
been  excluded  from  being  uploaded as  the  IOTA Validation  Team (VT) is
awaiting documentation", G3KMA said on 30 October.  "It should be noted that
if  an operation is asked by VT (not the same as the RSGB Contest Committee)
for  validation  and this is not sent in good time, QSO matching will not be
allowed and a warning  that the operation will not be accepted for IOTA will
be posted on the database  for applicants to note.  In certain circumstances
this could affect contest results".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,238  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-15),  the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the  Pacific  Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970),  pre-1945  countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a  gallery  for  cards  not  accepted  by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: [TNX F6AJA].


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0ET, 5R8SV, 5W0JHQ, A5A, A92AA,
B4R (AS-135), BY4JN/4 (AS-150), D66D, FT4JA, HB0/DL5YL, K4G (NA-085),  OX5T,
R70ASIA (AS-070), RK1O/p (EU-161), S9BT, S9WL,  TG9/JA2SWH, V633KS (OC-011),
VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-172),  VK5CE/p  (OC-228),  VK5MAV/6 (OC-266),  VP5T,  YJ0COW,
YS3/DL5YWM (NA-190), YV4ET/1 (SA-089), ZW2R (SA-024).
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