425 DX News #1493

14 December 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1493

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5H - OK2WM, OM4AZF, OM5MF, OM5ZW and SP9LJD will be active as 5H4WZ from
Pemba Island (AF-063), Tanzania on 6-18 February. They will operate
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the
CQ WPX RTTY (8-9 February) and the ARRL DX CW (15-16 February)
contests. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OM3PA. [TNX DX World]
CE0Y - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active as CE0Y/UR5BCP from Easter Island (SA-
001) on 26-31 December. He will operate SSB, CW, FT8 & FT4 on 60-6
metres. QSL via KD7WPJ (direct or bureau); his digital QSOs will be
uploaded to LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
DL - Special callsign DL100BKW will be active throughout 2020 to mark
the 100th anniversary of the first broadcast transmission from the
Radio Station Koenigs Wusterhausen (22 December 1920), which is
regarded as the birth of statutorily regulated broadcasting in
Germany (https://100jahrerundfunk.de/english/). QSL via Club log's
OQRS; paper QSLs are not needed. A certificate will be available,
see qrz.com for information.
E4 - Russian Robinson Club's members R5EC, R7AL, RA1ZZ and RW9JZ will be
active as E44RU from near Jericho, Palestine on 6-12 January. They
will operate CW, SSB, FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-10 metres. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/e44ru
for more information.
F - Francois, F8DVD will be active as TM70TAAF on 12-26 January. QSL
via home call (direct or bureau), and LoTW. The special callsign
commemorates the 70th anniversary of first QSOs made on the amateur
radio bands by stations operating from the Terres Australes et
Antarctiques Francaises (the French Southern and Antarctic Lands).
The stations involved in early 1950 were FB8AX from Adelie Land
(Antarctica), FB8XX from the Kerguelen Islands and FB8ZZ from
Amsterdam Island.
HC - HC3AGT is the callsign used by Antonio, EA5RM while in Loja, Ecua-
dor. In his spare time he operates SSB and digital modes on 40-10
metres. Antonio will remain in the country until 5 January [425DXN
1489], with possible activity also from Guayaquil (HC2). QSL via
home call.
OZ - Volker, DJ8VW is active as 5P8VW from Romo Island (EU-125) until 21
December. He operates SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, eQSL, or via DJ8VW.
TF - Col, MM0NDX as TF/OJ0Y (QSL via EB7DX and LoTW) and Jonathan,
MM0OKG as TF/MM0OKG (QSL via LoTW) will be active from Iceland (EU-
021) from 31 December to 2 January. They will operate CW, SSB and
FT8 on 80-20 metres, and possibly on 160m. [TNX DX World]
UA9 - Special callsign R95WURC is active on 12-25 December to celebrate
the 95th anniversary of UFA Radio Club and the beginning of amateur
radio in the Republic of Bashkortostan (R9W). Also active in the
same period are R95WBZ, R95WFT, R95WGK, R95WJV, RW95WJ and RX95WN.
A certificate will be available on https://r9w.hamlog.ru/.
VU - Once again the West Bengal Radio Club will provide assistance
during the Ganga Sagar Mela on Sagar Island (AS-153). This is the
annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims to take a holy dip in the
Ganges, where the river merges with the Bay of Bengal. Expect some
activity on he HF bands as 8T2G on 10-17 January. QSL via VU2NRO.
ZF - Vicky, AE9YL as ZF2YL and Carl, K9LA as ZF2LA will be active from
the Cayman Islands (NA-016) on 13-16 December, including operation
during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. QSL via home calls. [TNX The
Daily DX]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Mike, VE7ACN will be active as KP4/AA7CH from Vieques
Island (NA-249) from 31 January to 5 February, and as FS/RW0CN from the main
island of Saint Martin (NA-105) between 9 and 16 February. He will operate
mainly CW on 80-10 metres, plus 160m if local conditions allow. Operations
from Saint Martin might include a couple of one-day side trips to Tintamarre
Island (NA-199), where he will sign FS/VE7ACN battery powered from dawn to
dusk only. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via VE7ACN (direct
or bureau).

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The November 2019 issue is now available for
download at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

CHAD 2020 ---> Having received "the required security clearance", Silvano,
I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team (http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/) have
announced their plans to be active from Ndjamena, Chad as TT8RR (CW, SSB and
RTTY) and TT8XX (FT8) "around mid-2020". Details are expected in due course.
Originally planned to take place in February-March 2019, the DXpedition had
to be put on hold for security reasons. [TNX I2YSB]

IDXC 2020 ---> Registration for the 71st Annual International DX Convention,
to be held on 24-26 April at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia (CA) will open on
16 December: http://www.dxconvention.org/

RAEM CONTEST ---> The 48th RAEM Contest (http://raem.srr.ru/en/main/) will
be held on 22 December, from 00.00 UTC until 11.59 UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15
and 10 metres CW. Organized by the Russian Amateur Radio Union (SRR), this
annual event memorializes Ernst T. Krenkel (1903-1971), the legendary Arctic
explorer and radioman (callsign RAEM) on various polar stations and on the
first drifting ice station North Pole-1.

WRC-19: REGION 1 50 MHZ AMATEUR ALLOCATIONS ---> IARU has released a more
detailed report (see https://www.iaru-r1.org/) on the outcome of Agenda Item
1.1 (50 MHz) at the recent World Radiocommunication Conference in Egypt.
The IARU position was to seek a 4 MHz primary allocation in Region 1 in
common with that in other ITU regions. Proposals from administrations and
Regional Telecommunications Organisations around the world ranged from no
allocation at all to the provision of a 4 MHz primary allocation.
The table at http://www.iaru-r1.org/wiki/VHF#50-54_MHz_.286_m.29 ("Overview
of 50 MHz status in ITU Region 1") is IARU's understanding of the position
on 50 MHz allocations in Region 1 before and after WRC-19. The definitive
position is the responsibility of individual national administrations.
Provisions of the ITU Regulations, as revised by WRC-19, shall enter into
force on 1 January 2021, however administrations may make provisions to
provide 50 MHz spectrum at an earlier or later date. Unless already licensed
to do so, individual amateurs should not use the newly allocated spectrum
until their national licensing authority has given the go ahead for its use.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5K0K (NA-033), 8R1/AH0G, 9G5AR,
9H6A, 9U3TMM, A35JT, AP2AM, BW2/JP1RIW, C21WW, C5DL, D4C, D73G (AS-148),
JT1CO, K5P (NA-089), KH0/KC0W, KH6ZM, KL7/NC6K, KL7RA, LU1DX, LY30A, N5C
(NA-082), OJ0MR, P29LL, PJ2/KY7M, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4A, PJ4K, SN1944W, T30L (OC-
017), T42T, T88SM, TZ4AM, V26K, V47T, V6K (OC-059), VP2V/DL7VTX, VP2V/N5AQ,


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