425 DX News #1481

21 September 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1481

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3W - Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be active as 3W9QR from Da Nang, Vietnam from
23 October to 1 November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. QSL via JJ1DQR.
5X - Anton, ON6NL has been active again as 5X8C since 17 September, and
will remain in Uganda and be QRV in his spare time until 7 October.
He hopes to participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY CONTEST "with a simple
setup". QSL via LoTW, or via ON6NL (direct or bureau).
9H - Rene, DL2JRM will be active again as 9H3YY from Malta (EU-023) on
18-22 October, including participation in the Worked All Germany
Contest (19-20 October). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He
does not use LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
9M2 - Rich, PA0RRS will be active again as 9M2MRS from Penang Island (AS-
015), West Malaysia from 3 December to 27 February 2020. He will
operate CW and digital modes (RTTY, PSK, FT8 and FT4) on the HF
bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or via PA0RRS (bureau
preferred). [TNX PA0RRS]
BY - Zhao, BD7IHN will be active holiday style as B7/BD7IHN from Hailing
Island (AS-131) on 23-28 September. He will operate CW and FT8 on
the HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
CO - The Radio Club de Caibarien will be active again as T46W on 27-29
September to commemorate the 128th anniversary of Manuel "Manolin"
Alvarez Alvarez (1891-1986), a pioneer of radio in Cuba and an
amateur radio operator (CO6MA) for seventy years. Look for activity
on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
FH - Willy, DJ7RJ will be active again as FH/DJ7RJ from Mayotte (AF-027)
from 15 October to 4 November. He will operate CW and SSB with a
focus on 160 metres and the low bands. QSL via home call. He does
not use LoTW or Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
FM - Hide, JF2QNM will be active holiday style as FM/JF2QNM from Mar-
tinique (NA-107) on 24-28 October, including participation in the
CQ WW DX SSB Contest as TO1J. Outside the contest he will operate
CW and SSB with a focus on 30, 17 and 12m. QSLs via home call. [TNX
HL - DS3EXX/2 and DS3FGN/2 will be active from Daecheong-do (AS-122) on
3-9 October. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-10 metres.
QSLs via DS3EXX (direct) and LoTW; DS3EXX/2 plans to use Club Log's
Live Streams (https://clublog.org/livestreams.php).
HR - LZ5VV, N2WQ, SP4Z, VE3JI and W1UE will be active as HQ9X from
Roatan Island (NA-057) from 20 September to 7 October, including
participation in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest. They will be QRV "for
any band/mode they can operate on" (60m operation will be limited
to 50 watts USB). QSL via KQ1F. [TNX NG3K]
I - Cristian, IN3EYI and his son Martin, IN3IBW will be active as II3MD
on 21 September, to celebrate the International Day of Peace and
the 70th aniversary of the Council of Europe. The suffix stands for
Maria Dolens, the mighty bell casted after World War I to commemo-
rate the fallen in all wars. QSL via the bureau to IN3EYI.
KH0 - Look for KH0/WB6Z to be active again from Saipan (OC-086) on 20-30
September. In his spare time he will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-
10 metres. QSL via JF1OCQ. [TNX The Daily DX]
OA - Special callsign OC19IARU will be active from 27 September to 6
October on the occasion of the XX General Assembly of IARU Region 2
to be held in Lima, Peru. Activity will take place on various bands
and modes from the Radio Club Peruano's HQ (OA4O). A commemorative
certificate will be available; see https://www.qrz.com/db/OC19IARU
for information.
PA - PI4ADL, the Club Station at the National Aviation Theme Park
"Aviodrome" in Lelystad, will be active as PH100ADL on October-
December to celebrate the centenary of the commercial aviation in
the Netherlands. Look for activity on the HF bands SSB and CW. QSL
via the bureau.
PY - Special callsign PS36OKT will celebrate the 36th edition of the
Oktoberfest of Blumenau (9-27 October), the biggest German festival
in the Americas. Look for activity on all bands CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via PY2GTA (direct) or PY2AA (bureau).
SV5 - Wolf, DL3DRN will be active again as SV5/DL3DRN from Rhodes Island
(EU-001), Dodecanese from 20 September to 10 October. He will
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands. QSL via LoTW, or via home
call (direct or bureau).
TI9 - Mark, XE1B and Frank, HK5OKY plan to be active as TI9C from Coco's
Island (NA-012) in early February 2020. The "Okeanos Aggressor I"
will depart Puntarenas on 30 January, and return on 9 February. The
voyage to the island will take 36-48 hours depending on sea
conditions. Plans are to operate SSB only on 160-6 metres with two
stations for about seven days starting on 1 February. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, or via XE1B (direct only); the logs will be uploaded to
LoTW after six months. See https://www.qrz.com/db/ti9c for more
TR - Roland, F8EN will be active again as TR8CR from Gabon from late
September or more likely early October until 15 December. He will
operate only CW. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); logsearch on
http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX F6AJA]
V6 - Haru, JA1XGI will be active again as V6K from Kosrae (OC-059),
Micronesia on 2-9 December, including participation in the ARRL 160
Meter Contest. He will operate CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-20 metres,
with a focus on 160 and 80m CW. See http://v6k.client.jp/ for his
band plan. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
VP2V - Jeff, K5WE (VP2VEM) and Bill, N5AQ (VP2V/N5AQ) will be active from
the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 4-13 October. They will
operate mainly CW with some RTTY, FT8, FT4 and SSB on 160-10m. QSL
via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home calls.
YJ - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active as YJ0BCP from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu
on 3-10 October. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. He
says "QSL via KD7WPJ for CW and SSB contacts, LoTW for FT8
contacts". [TNX NG3K]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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C21WW ---> After operating as T30L from Tarawa, West Kiribati on 5-13
September (13,644 QSOs), the Latvian team [425DXN 1474] has been active as
C21WW from Nauru since 15 September. They will have to go QRT earlier then
planned, as they "got news from Nauru Airlines that our flight back
scheduled for September 25th has been cancelled". They will be leaving on
the 24th, which means that the antennas will be dismantled on 23 September.
See http://www.lral.lv/c21ww_t30l/ for updates.

DX-WORLD RADIO CLUB ---> G5DX is the callsign issued to the DX-World Radio
Club, which was formed on 18 September 2019. Expect operators from the
various DXCC Entities of the United Kingdom to enhance and use the club
callsign with the appropriate Regional Secondary Locator: GC5DX (Wales),
GH5DX (Jersey), GN5DX (Northern Ireland), GP5DX (Guernsey), GS5DX (Scot-
land), GT5DX (Isle of Man) and GX5DX (England). The QSL manager for all UK
G*5DX callsigns is EB7DX. QSOs will be regularly uploaded to LoTW and Club
Log. See https://dx-world.net/dx-world-radio-club/ for more information and
future plans.

IOTA CONTEST ---> The results of the 2019 RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) are
now available on the RSGB Contest Committee's "HF Contests and News" page:

USKA 90 ---> To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Switzerland's IARU member
Society (USKA), HB9 and HB3 stations are allowed to change their prefixes to
HB90 and HB30 respectively from 1 January until 31 December 2019 [425DXN
1443]. See https://www.uska.ch/uska-90-award/ for information on the USKA 90
Award Programme. [TNX HB9OCR]

ZK3A ---> The advance team consisting of Dusko ZL3WW, Adrian KO8SCA and
Robert N7QT are ready to depart by this weekend bound for Tokelau, where
they expect to arrive on 25 September. The rest of the team will follow, and
be active on 1-11 October with five stations on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, FT8
and RTTY, plus 6m EME (JT65A). See https://tokelau2019.com/frequencies for
the band plan.
The Pilot Team consists of VK3FN (Oceania & Chief Pilot), E21EIC (Asia),
N2AJ (North America), PY2YP (South America Pilot), SV2GWY (Europe) and V51B
(Africa). See the "Team" page on the DXpedition's website for contact
information. ZK3A will be using Live Streams, Club Log's new feature that
provides a console view of QSOs being logged in real-time, including a map
showing the location of the QSOs: https://clublog.org/livestream/zk3a
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau), or direct to YT1AD. The logs
will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months after the DXpedition. A Log Check Request
Form (see https://tokelau2019.com/qsl-information) will be available for
Busted Call or Not in Log situations; direct email requests will not be


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 3B9VB, 6M6M (AS-105),
6W/IK5BSC, 9U4RI, 9V1YC, CE2/CX1EK, CU3HN, D41CV, E31A, E51WL, ES2TT/0
(EU-034) , FH/UA4WHX, HR9/AD8J (NA-057), JA3AOP (AS-117), JT5DX , PZ5RA,
RI1ANX, RI1OM (EU-119), S70VB, SM0CXS (EU-084), SU9VB, TX2A, TZ4AM, V85T,
VP8CTR, XR0ZRC (SA-005), XR1RRC (SA-069), Z81D.


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