9 March 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
3B8 - Nigel, G3TXF has been active again as 3B8XF from Mauritius (AF-049)
since 5 March, and will remain there until 24 March. He will
participate in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest and in the Russian DX
Contest (16-17 March); outside the contests he operates CW and FT8.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
6W - Jacques, F6HMJ will be active as 6W7/F6HMJ from Senegal from 19
March to 28 April. He will operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. [TNX
Les Nouvelles DX]
A3 - Masa, JA0RQV will be active as A35JP from Tongatapu (OC-049), Tonga
on 16-27 March. In his spare time he will operate CW, SSB and FT8
on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call
(direct or bureau).
A3 - Grant VK5GR, Oly VK5XDX and Andrew VK5AKH will be active as A35AG
from Tongatapu (OC-049), Tonga from 22 September to 7 October. They
will participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest and in the Oceania DX
SSB Contest. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metres ("160m is planned,
but will be intermittent") SSB, CW, FT8 and RTTY with two stations.
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, plus Club Log for IOTA matching;
traditional bureau cards should go via VK5GR. More information and
updates can be found on http://vk5gr-iota.net/.
C5 - DH7KU, DK1BT, DL6SAK, DL7DF, DL7UFR and SP3CYY will be active as
C5DL from The Gambia on 1-15 April. They will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 160-10 metres with three stations. QSL via DL7DF,
direct or bureau, and LoTW "within 6 months after the DXpedition".
See http://www.dl7df.com/c5/ for logsearch and OQRS.
CE0Z - The XR0ZRC DXpedition team to Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan
Fernandez (SA-005) [425DXN 1445] now includes R7AL, RK8A, RL5F,
RW9JZ, SP6EQZ and CE1TBN. The first operators might be QRV as early
as 9 March, with limited activity until the 14th, when the rest of
the team and the main equipment will arrive. Plans are to have four
stations active on 160-10m CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound mode). The
new QRT date is 3 April. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
R7AL. See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/xr0zrc.
CT9 - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will be active as
CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) from 8 March to 4
April. They will operate CW and FT8 on the HF bands, 60m included.
QSL via home calls (bureau preferred), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX
DU - Press, DU6/N6SS is on Panay Island (OC-129), Philippines until 17
April. Main activity will be on 160, 80 and 40 metres CW, FT8 and
SSB, including an entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL direct to
home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
DU - Ed, 4F1OZ and Gil, 4F2KWT will be active as DX1CC from Arena Island
(OC-207) on 12-15 April. They will operate CW and SSB on 30, 20 and
17 metres. QSL via EA5GL and logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily
E6 - Janusz, SP9FIH will be active as E6AF from Niue (OC-040) for "a few
weeks" starting on 18 March. He will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 (Fox
& Hound mode) on 160-15m. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or
via SP9FIH. See http://www.e6.dxpeditions.org/ for the band plan
othe information. [TNX NG3K]
F - Christian, F5OHH will be active as F5OHH/p from Ile de Groix
(EU-048) on 16-23 March. QSL via home call, burreau or direct, and
FR - A team of seven Croatian operators (9A2AA, 9A2NA, 9A3CJW, 9A3EME,
9A3MR, 9A7Y and 9A8RA) will be active as TO19A from Reunion Island
(AF-016) from 27 April to 8 May. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8
with a focus on the low bands. QSL via 9A2AA, logsearch on Club
FW - Nobby, G0VJG will be active as FW/G0VJG from Wallis Island (OC-054)
on 6-20 May. He will operate SSB and FT8 on various bands. Before
(3-5 May) and after (20-22 May) the FW operation he will be QRV as
3D2AS from Fiji. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
GI - GB1SPD, GB2SPD and GB5SPD are three special callsigns that will
celebrate St Patrick's Day from Northern Ireland. The St Patrick's
Day on the air event will run from 12 UTC on 16 March until 12 UTC
on 18 March. See http://stpatrickaward.webs.com/ for details.
GJ - Kazu, M0CFW will be active again from Jersey (EU-013) on 15-17
March. He will participate in the Russian DX Contest (from 12.00
UTC on 16 March to 11.59 UTC on the 17th) as MJ5Z; outside the
contest he will be QRV as MJ0CFW. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) from 25 March
to 1 April, and again on 22-27 May. Main activity will be during
the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW Contests, with some operation on 160, 80,
30, 17 and 12 metres outside the contests. QSL via LoTW, or direct
only to N2MM.
ST - Arik, EK6DO is active as ST2/EK6DO from Khartoum, Sudan while
working there for the next 3-4 years. He hopes to soon have the
callsign ST2DO. Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB.
QSL via K6EID. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP5 - Look for VP5/W2TT and VP5/AF3K to be active from Providenciales
(NA-002), Turks & Caicos Islands from 27 March to 1 April. They
will participate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as VP5P (QSL via LoTW,
Club Log's OQRS or via N2OO); activity outside the contest will
focus on 6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSLs VP5/W2TT and
VP5/AF3K via LoTW or N2OO. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT - Max, DK1MAX will be active again as XT2MAX from Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso on 17-25 April. He will operate mostly CW and FT8 on
all bands. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, logsearch on Club Log. Paper QSL
cards will not be available. [TNX NG3K]
XV - Jun, JL8AQH will be active as XV9XX from Hue, Vietnam from 27 April
to 4 May. He will be QRV on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres, with a focus
on 30m CW. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or direct to JL8AQH.
XZ - Yuki, JH1NBN will be active again as XZ2C from Myanmar on 20-28
March. He is allowed to operate all modes on 15, 12, 10 and 6
metres with 25 watts. QSL direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7 - Ian, ZL2BGL and Bill, ZL2AYZ will be active as ZL7C from the
Chatham Islands (OC-038) from 28 March to 2 April, including an
entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. They will operate SSB and some CW,
PSK31 and FT8 on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres, with possible activity
on 17, 12 and 10 metres depending on propagation. QSL via ZL2AYZ.
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The February 2019 issue is now available for
download at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]
3Y0I ---> "The 3Y0I Team re-assembles in Cape Town, while operators return
to South Africa", the team announced on 7 March. "Meanwhile, the rest of the
team members who are currently in ZS, finalize the very last vessel
preparations. Stay tuned for further news coming soon". As of 8 March, the
"only website providing direct information about our mission" is
https://bouvetoya.org/. Updates will be posted also to Twitter and Facebook
(see the website for the direct links).
QSL E44YL ---> Please note that the QSL route for CW QSOs made with E44YL in
2016 is via IK2CKR (direct only). CW QSOs made in 2017 go via IK3GES as
usual. [TNX IK3GES]
QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 16,667 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2009-18), 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, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), 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 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].
QSL W6KG & W6QL ---> Last year, South Jersey DX Association President Bob
Schenck (N2OO) was contacted by the Yasme Foundation about taking over all
of the Lloyd and Iris Colvin (W6KG and W6QL) logs. A few weeks ago, a file
cabinet filled with the paper logs and cards arrived at N2OO's QTH. There
are 112 Lloyd and Iris logs, along with two other DXpedition logs (FO0XX,
Clipperton Island 1986 and 3D2AM, Conway Reef 1990) as well as three Danny
Weil logs (VP2VB British Virgin Islands 1957, HC8VB Galapagos 1960 and FO8AN
Clipperton 1960). All logs with associated dates of operation are listed at
https://www.qrz.com/db/n2oo. QSL via N2OO (PO Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087,
USA) or via the OQRS at https://www.oqrs.net/n2oo/.
RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 82nd edition of the Commonwealth (BERU)
Contest (https://berucontest.wordpress.com) will be held on 9-10 March,
from 10 UTC to 10 UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Only operators
located within the United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies, Commonwealth or
British Mandated Territories are eligible to enter.
+ SILENT KEY + Hans Nilsson, SM3TLG (SH3O) unexpectedly passed away at 68
years of age. A serious island chaser and activator, he was in the IOTA
Honour Roll and operated from several IOTA groups and DX locations.
QSLs received direct or through managers: 4X0M, 5E5A, 5W0GC, 6Y6Y, 8Q7PE,
9M2MRS (AS-015), 9X5AW, A52BH, C31CT, C4II (AS-120), C6AGU, C96RRC (AF-088),
C98RRC (AF-066), DM775FLD, EA9ACD, EH40CE, EK7DX, EL2EL/4 (AF-111), EP6RRC
(AS-189), ER4ER, ET3YOTA, EX0PL, H33J, H7/RC5A (NA-013), H7/RM0F (NA-013),
IS0HQJ, JW4PUA, JW9JKA, LA2XPA (EU-036), OX3XR, P4/DK8YY, RI0B (AS-054,
AS-087, AS-104, AS-121), S01WS, TK0C, TO1J, TX0A (OC-113), TX0M (OC-297),
TY7C, UK8OM, VP6D, XT2SZZ, XV1X, YG9CMM, YJ0GC, Z23MD, Z81D, ZD7GWM, ZD7JC,