Saturday, November 02, 2019

[425ENG] 425 DX News #1487

2 November 2019                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1487

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2/R  - Tony, 3D2AG expects to be  active  again  as  3D2AG/p  from  Rotuma
         (OC-060)  from  around  28 November to 5 January 2020, weather  and
         transport permitting.  He plans to operate CW, RTTY, FT8 and SSB on
         160-6 metres, with a focus on  the low bands (160, 80 and 60m)  and
         "QRO when required".  On  FT8  he  will be using  the  multi answer
         protocol of MSHV (not to be confused with the Fox & Hound mode). He
         will have no access to the Internet  while  on the island.  The FT8
         QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log after the end of the  expedition,
         while contacts made on CW, SSB and RTTY  will be recorded on  paper
         logs as usual.  QSL  direct to  3D2AG  (or Club Log's OQRS for  FT8
         only); see  for  PayPal instructions
         and Tony's tentative operating schedule  and  frequencies.
3W     - Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR) will be active again as XV9D  from  Vietnam  on
         17-30 November. This year he will concentrate on 160-40 metres;  he
         will also  participate  in  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL via LoTW
         (preferred) or direct to EA5GL. [TNX NG3K]
5U     - Pierre, HB9AMO  ( will  be  active again  as
         5U9AMO from Niger on 15-25 November.  He will operate CW on  160-10
         metres, including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via
         M0URX's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
8Q     - Tommy, DL8KX  will  be active  holiday style  as  8Q7KX  (requested
         callsign) from the  Maldives (AS-013)  on  10-17 November.  He will
         operate CW only on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres QSL via Club Log's
         OQRS (preferred), or via home call (direct or bureau).
9H     - Look for 9H3FX  (QSL via DF4XX and LoTW), 9H3OG  (QSL via DL4HG and
         LoTW) and  9H3TX  (QSL via DL5XAT and LoTW) to be active from  Gozo
         Island, Malta (EU-023) on 20-26 November. They will participate  in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 9H3TX.
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV will be active again as A35JP from Tongatapu (OC-049),
         Tonga starting  on  24 November for one year.  This time he will be
         "stationed  there as  a  resident supervisor of  the  international
         coorporation  project".  He will operate  CW, SSB and FT8 on  160-6
         metres. He will also try and be active  from other IOTA grups  (OC-
         191, OC-123, OC-064 and OC-169). QSL via  LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
         via the bureau to his home call.  He will not be able to send paper
         QSLs out until he gets home next year.
C5     - Alan, G3XAQ (C56XA) and Don, G3XTT (C56DF)will be active  from  The
         Gambia on 12-26 November. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX
         CW Contest, with casual  operating  outside the contest  QSL C56XA
         via LoTW or G3SWH's OQRS, QSL C56DF via LoTW,  Club Log's OQRS,  or
         via G3XTT. [TNX DX World]
C6     - HA7RY, HA8KW, KN4EEI and AA7JV will be active as  C6AGU  from  Wood
         Cay (NA-001), Bahamas starting around 15 November until 9 December.
         They will be testing "some new DXpedition equipment",  with a focus
         on 160 and 80 metres. They will also participate in the CQ WW DX CW
         Contest and  the  ARRL 160 Meter Contest.  QSL via HA7RY.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
D4     - Eric, OE4AAC will be active as D4CC from Sal Island (AF-086),  Cape
         Verde on 18-30 November.  He will operate CW and some FT8 on  40-10
         metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OE4AAC (direct or bureau).
E4     - The  Radio Club de Provins  (F6KOP)  will be active  as  E44C  from
         Bethlehem, Palestine  on  5-17 February 2020.  A large team (F1ULQ,
         F2DX, F4AJQ,  F4AZF,  F4DLM,  F4ESV, F4TTR,  F5MFV,  F5NQL,  F5UOW,
         F8AVK, DL3GA, ON4QX, ON7RN and OZ1IKY) will operate CW, SSB,  RTTY,
         PSK, FT4 and FT8 on 160-10 metres.  QSL via F5GSJ, direct or bureau
         (OQRS preferred) and LoTW. See
         for more information and updates. [TNX F5NQL]
EA8    - David OK1DTP,  Vladimir OK1CW  and  Jarda OK2GG  will be active  as
         EA8/OK5D, EA8/OL1A and EA8/OK2GG  respectively from  Fuerteventura,
         Canary Islands (AF-004) on 21-28 November. They will participate in
         the  CQ WW DX CW Contest  as  single  band entrants  (80, 15 and 40
         metres respectively).  QSL EA8/OK5D via  OK1DTP,  QSL EA8/OL1A  via
         OK1CW, QSL EA8/OK2GG via OK2GG. [TNX NG3K]
FK     - Thomas, F4HPX will be active holiday style as FK/F4HPX from Noumea,
         New Caledonia  (OC-032) starting  on 3 November. A side trip to Ile
         des Pins (also OC-032)  is  in the works.  QSL via F4HPX (direct or
         bureau), Club Log, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX F6AJA]
FM     - David, F8AAN will be active as FM/F8AAN from Martinique (NA-107) on
         9-18 November.  He will operate CW only  on  40-10 metres.  QSL via
         LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct  to home call.  [TNX F6AJA and Les
         Nouvelles DX]
FS     - Sergiy, F4EQE will be active as FS/F4EQE  from  St. Martin (NA-105)
         on 7-16 November.  He  will operate  FT8  and  PSK-31.  QSL via the
         bureau to F4EQE.
FS     - Doug, VA3DF will be active as FS/VA3DF from St. Martin (NA-105)  on
         19-26 November.  He will operate  CW and SSB  on all bands,  except
         160m, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest on 40 or 20m.
         QSL via LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
HA     - Laci, HA0HW will be joining the celebrations for the  33rd anniver-
         sary of the European DX Foundation [425DXN 1486], and be active  as
         HG33EUDXF throughout November. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),
         or via HA0HW.  See  for information  about the
         "33 EUDXF Award".
HP     - Special callsign 3E1FP will be active on 1-30 November to celebrate
         the 116th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Pana-
         ma (3 November 1903). Activity will be on 80-10 metres SSB, CW "and
         other modes". QSL via HP1DAV.
I      - ARI Pisa  will be active  as  either  IQ5PJ  and  IY5PIS  on  10-24
         November. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB
         and digital modes.  QSLs via IW5AOT, direct or bureau.  IY5PIS will
         be located at Coltano, where on 19 November 1911  Guglielmo Marconi
         opened a new high powered station and sent a message to  Glace Bay,
         Nova Scotia ("this is the greatest distance a wireless message  has
         aver traveled", the New York Times" reported). [TNX IZ5BYH]
KH8    - Tom, JA1VND will be active as  KH8/K1TF  from  Pago Pago  (OC-045),
         American  Samoa  on  12-18 November.  He will operate CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes on the  HF bands.  QSL via JA1VND and LoTW.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
OX     - Henning, OZ2I will be  QRV  as  OX/OZ2I  from  Greenland  on  20-25
         November, with main  activity  during  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest  as
         XP2I. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call. [TNX NG3K]
P4     - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036)  on 18-
         26 November.  Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX CW Contest;
         outside the  contest he will be QRV  on  160, 30, 17 and 12 metres.
         QSL via LoTW  or direct only to  N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
PJ5    - Wlodek, SP6EQZ and Janusz, SP6IXF will be active as PJ5/SP6EQZ  and
         PJ5/SP6IXF from Sint Eustatius (NA-145) on 16-30 November, possibly
         including activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  They will oper-
         ate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres  with two stations.  QSL
         vi a Club Log's  OQRS  (direct and bureau), or via  home calls, and
         eventually  LoTW  and  eQSL.  See   for  more
         information. [TNX NG3K]
V4     - Gary, G0FWX will be active again as V47FWX from  St. Kitts (NA-104)
         on 6-13 November. QSL via M0URX's OQRS and LoTW.
V4     - Andy, N2NT will be active as V47NT from St. Kitts (NA-104) on 16-22
         November, and as V47T during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via W2RQ.
         [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Al, K7AR will be active as V63AR from  Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia
         on  18-26 November.  He  will operate  CW, SSB, and FT8,  and  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via K7AR;  logsearch on
         Club Log.
VK9L   - Michael, DF8AN will be active as VK9LQ  from  Lord Howe Island (OC-
         004) on 21-27 November. He will operate mainly CW, RTTY, FT8 (Fox &
         Hound on 7045, 10142 and 14090 only if there  are too many callers)
         and other digital modes, and will try to be QRV on all bands (160-6
         metres). QSL via DF8AN, direct or bureau.  He does not use Club Log
         or LoTW.
VP2V   - Steve, AA7V will be active as  VP2V/AA7V  from  the  British Virgin
         Islands (NA-023) 21 November, followed by an entry in the  CQ WW DX
         CW Contest as VP2VWW. QSL via LoTW, or direct to AA7V. [TNX NG3K]
XT     - Alain, F8FUA  will  be  active again  as  XT2BR  from  Ouagadougou,
         Burkina Faso on  8-17 November.  He plans to operate  CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via F8FUA (direct or bureau) and LoTW; logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - Look for YE1AR/p, YC1KK/p, YC1BIQ/p and YB1MAE/p to be active from
         Biawak  Island  (aka Rakit, OC-237)  on  7-14 November.  They will
         operate mainly FT8,  with some CW and SSB,  on 160-10 metres.  QSL
         YE1AR/p via Club Log's OQRS,  or via N2OO;  QSL YC1KK/p,  YC1BIQ/p
         and YB1MAE/p via home calls.  See  for more
         information. [TNX YE1AR]
ZF     - Dan, N6MJ will be active from the Cayman Islands (NA-016) as  ZF2MJ
         on 19-25 November, and as ZF1A during the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL
         ZF2MJ via LoTW or N6MJ; QSL ZF1A via LoTW or K6AM.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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2020 IOTA HONOUR ROLL & ANNUAL LISTING ---> The last date for mailing appli-
cations or score updates  to checkpoints  for inclusion in  the  2020 Honour
Roll and Annual Listing is 31 January 2020 (it is advisable  not to wait un-
til the very last moment, though).  If postmarked after that date, they will
be processed in the normal way, but the scores will be held over to the fol-
lowing year's listing. Participants who have not updated since the 2015  an-
nual listings and wish to remain listed should  make a submission  before 31
January 2020. Furthermore, those who have not logged  into their record  for
more than  two years,  will need  to revalidate  their registration  through
info[@] Do not leave it to the last moment as you may run out
of time.

3Y0I PREPARATIONS RESUMED ---> The second attempt at  operating  from Bouvet
Island is "under planning",  the  3Y0I  team announced  on  28 October.  "We
Estimate that the second attempt would be around U$ 170.000 in total",  they
say, "but this time it may only take place  if we receive  financial support
to cover at least half of the missing budget, which is U$ 85.000".  They ask
the amateur radio community to consider making a donation to the  DXpedition
via the GoFundMe  fundraising platform.  Complete information, including the
direct link for donations, can be found on the 3Y0I's website:

CLUB LOG ---> In addition to the supporting  grant awarded by  the  Northern
California DX Foundation  [425DXN 1486],  Michael Wells, G7VJR and  Club Log
have received donations from The Yasme Foundation (USD 4,000),  the Chiltern
DX Club (USD 2,600) and the  International DX Association (INDEXA, USD 500).
The grants are for significant hardware upgrades to Club Log, needed to take
the system  into the future with  improved resiliency  and  enhanced perfor-
mance, as well as  to facilitate further innovation.  Since its inception in
2008 Club Log has grown  to be an integral aspect  of  competitive DXing for
both DXers and DXpeditioners alike.  Today Club Log  hosts  590 million QSOs
with nearly 70,000 registered callsigns - and counting.

J68MD ---> All QSOs made by J68MD before, during and after the  CQ WW DX SSB
Contest have been uploaded to Club Log,  and  the OQRS has been enabled  for
both direct and bureau cards. [TNX WB2YQH]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX-s
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  17,421 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: [TNX F6AJA].

QSL V55A ---> M0OXO is the QSL manager for contacts  made  with V55A  during
the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  New cards are being printed, and can be requested
via M0OXO's OQRS (,  or direct only
to  Charles Wilmott,  60 Church Hill,  Royston,  Barnsley,  S71 4NG,  United
Kingdom. [TNX M0OXO]

SABLE ISLAND (CY0) 2020 ---> The team for next year's  DXpedition  to  Sable
Island [425DXN 1486] is  expected  to include  AA4NC,  K4UEE,  K5DHY,  K5YY,
N2IEN, N2TU,  N8AA,  W4DKS,  WA4DAN  and WW2DX. Exact dates have still to be
decided, but it should be  sometime between late October and early November.
A website is  under construction:  [TNX

SV2RSG --> Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG, based  at the  Koutloumousiou Monastery  on
Mount Athos, was active as SV2RSG/A on 20 and 40 metres CW on 25-27 October
He said this was a "new start" in his amateur radio activity His operations
are not acceptable for  DXCC credit  for the time being,  but work him first
and worry later, as they say.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9FR, 6O1OO, 7V9A (AF-094 and AF-
104), CY9C, E44WE, FP/KV1J, J28PJ, JT7A, K7TRI (NA-211), LA/DL7UXG (EU-076),
MS0INT (EU-112), OH9A (EU-126), OJ9A (EU-192), OR75USA, PZ5RA,  R205NEW (AS-
205), R26RRC (AS-204), R63RRC (AS-063),  RI0BC (AS-042), S79GJ, T31EU, T6AA,
TK0C, TO5M (NA-032), TR8CA, VK0HZ (AN-016), VR2XAN, WH0RU.


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