425 DX News #1487

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

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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 https://www.qrz.com/db/3D2AG/P 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 (http://www.hb9amo.net/) 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
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,
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 https://palestine2020.wordpress.com/
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
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 http://www.eudxf.eu/ 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 http://pj5.dxing.pl/ 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.
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 http://www.yf1ar.com/ 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.

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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
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January 2020. Furthermore, those who have not logged into their record for
more than two years, will need to revalidate their registration through
info[@]iota-world.org. 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:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [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 (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php), 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: http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html. [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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