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Friday, August 30, 2013

31 August 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1165
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

A2 - WB6OJB as A25JK and K5LBU as A25CF will be active with two
stations from Botswana on 5-12 September. Look for A25JK to
operate SSB on 20-10 metres (possibly with some 40 and 80m), while
A25CF "will be doing some PSK on what ever bands might be open and
A25JK is not on". QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
D4 - Barry, M0DGQ will be active as D44TXP from Ilha do Sal (AF-086),
Cape Verde until 11 September. He operates CW only on 40 and 20
metres. QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred).
FO - Yoshi, JJ8DEN will be active as FO/KH0PR from three IOTA groups in
French Polynesia as follows:
3-8 September Ahe Atoll OC-131
9-16 September Napuka Atoll OC-094
18-25 September Reao Atoll OC-238
He will operate CW and digital modes on 80-10m. QSL via JJ8DEN.
[TNX DX World]
HB0 - Look for HB0/DL4AAE and HB0/DL3TU ( be
active from Liechtenstein "on the second or third full weekend of
September". Weather permitting, they will try to operate from the
summit of Augstenberg (2359 metres a.s.l.) using CW only on the
higher bands with an emphasis on working Asia. All of the QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards via
home calls.
HP - Invoker Team members Christian EA3NT, Raul EA5KA, Vincent F4BKV
and Col MM0NDX will be active from the six IOTA groups allocated
to Panama as follows:
5 September HP0INT/1 Naos NA-072
6-8 September HP0INT/3 Boca Brava NA-071
8 Septemper (evening) HP0INT/1 Naos NA-072
9-11 September HP0INT/2 Ogobsibu (San Blas) NA-170
11-13 September HP0INT/2 Grande NA-202
13-15 September HP0INT/9 Iguana NA-203
16-18 September HP0INT/4 Colon (Bocas del Toro) NA-088
They will operate CW and SSB on 40-10m. QSL via F4BKV (direct) or
F5CWU (bureau), OQRS preferred for both options. Logsearch at [TNX DX World]
I - The Calabria DX Team will be active as II8LH from the lighthouse
at Scilla on 31 August. QSL via HB9FHZ (bureau) or IK8YFU
(direct), LoTW and eQSL.
I - Riccardo, IZ5JMX reports that he will be active as TK/IZ5JMX from
Corsica (EU-014) on 1-13 September. He will operate SSB on 40-10
metres. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via bureau.
JA - Makoto, JI5RPT will be active as JI5RPT/6 from the Koshikijima
Islands (AS-037) on 7 and 8 September. He will operate CW and
digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JN6RZM]
KH9 - The tentative dates for the K9W DXpedition to Wake Island are 5-19
October, with 7-18 October as QRV days (schedule based on Wake
time, which is UTC +12 hours). The expedition's operating plan,
QSL routes, propagation charts and other information can be found
SV8 - A team of eight operators from Germany (Rich DK8YY, Hansi DL1AOB,
Dieter DL1AWD, Ralf DL3JJ, Dan DL5SE, Felix DL6JF, Lu DL8ALU and
Eddy DM5JBN) will be active as SW8YY from the island of Zakynthos
(EU-052) on 17-29 October, including entries in the Worked All
Germany (WAG, 19-20 October) and CQ WW SSB contests. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via DH7WW,
direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. Further information
can be found at [TNX DX World]
T8 - Will be active as T88TV from Palau on 10-16 September. He will
operate CW only on all bands, with an emphasis on 160 and 80
metres. QSL via W5MJ. [TNX NG3K]
UA - R7AM, R7LP, RA6DE, RU5D, RU6AX, UA6MF and UA6YW will be active as
R20RRC/6 from Eyskaya Kosa Island in the Sea of Azov (RRA
RR-17-02, not IOTA) from 30 August to 1 September. They will
operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via RZ3EC. [TNX RU5D]
V6 - Look for Hiroo, JA2VWG (V63DDD) and Seihachi, JA7LU (V63LU) to be
active from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 4-16 September. They
will be QRV on 40-6 metres SSB and RTTY. QSL both calls via JA7LU.
[TNX DX World]
W - Scott, NE1RD will be active as NE1RD/1 from Lovells Island
(NA-148) from 30 August to 1 September. This will be a LP, solar
powered operation, as there is no electricity on the island. He
will be QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. Logsearch and OQRS
(for bureau cards only) at [TNX]
W - A team from the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club (AK4I, K4JTT,
will be active as K4S from Sapelo Island (NA-058) on 10-14
September. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL
via W4BTI (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX K4JTT]
W - Randy, AJ7G will be active as AJ7G/4 from Cedar Keys (NA-076) on
18-19 September. Plans are to be QRV on 20, 17 and 15 metres SSB
and digital modes. QSL direct to home call. [TNX]
W - Mike AB5EB, Hector AD6D (XE2K) and Dragan K0AP will be active as
K5T from Timbalier Island (NA-119) on 11-13 October. QSL via
YB - Adhi, YB3MM is active as YB3MM/p from the Kangean Islands (OC-217)
until 31 August. He is QRV on 20 and 15 metres SSB and CW. QSLling
instructions on [TNX W2FB]
YB - YB8S is the callsign that YB9BU, YB8RW, YC8TM and others will be
using during their operation from Gangga Island (OC-236) [425DXN
1164]. They will be QRV from 30 August to 1 September. QSL direct
to YB9BU.
YB - The YE5T (OC-122) and YE5S (OC-109) operations [425DXN 1164] have
been postponed until further notice owing to a serious family
problem of one of the team members. The YE5R activity from Anambas
(OC-108) will likely continue since it is organized by a different
team. Announced dates for YE5R are 15-20 September. [TNX W2FB]
YB - Four more operators will be joining the 10-16 September DXpedition
to Kimaam Island (aka Pulau Yos Sudarso and Pulau Dolok) (OC-275,
new one for IOTA) [425DXN 1164]. The team now includes YB0AI/9,
YB3MM/9, YB8XM/9, YB9WZJ/p, YC9XOZ/p, YD9RQX/p and YF1AR/9. They
will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL
YF1AR/9 via N2OO, QSL YB3MM/9 see, others via operator's
instructions. Further information at
YJ - Ralph, H40IOTA was supposed to be active from Vanikolo (OC-163)
for a couple of days towards the end of this week. However, this
activity is not going to happen and "will be placed on hold for a
future trip". His H44/H40 IOTA tour is finished, and Ralph is now
heading "under motorsail and poor weather conditions" to Vanuatu.
He will be sailing those waters for a couple of months, with
tentative plans to be active as YJ0RK from the Torres Islands
(OC-110) and the Banks Islands (OC-104). QSL via NR6M. [TNX NR6M]
YN - EA1ACP, EA1DVY, EA5FX, EA5HPX, EA5KM and EA7FTR will be active as
H7H from Nicaragua on 1-16 October. They will operate SSB, CW and
RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. An OQRS will be
available for direct and bureau cards. Further information can be
found at

CENTRAL AMERICA TRIP ---> Rick, AI5P will be visiting Panama, El Salvador
and Nicaragua between 31 August and 23 September. Plans are to operate
holiday style as HP1/AI5P (31 August-6 September),YS1/AI5P (6-12 September)
and YN2PX (12-23 September). QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

HIMALAYAN TRIP ---> Pekka, OH2YY will be active as 9N2YY (requested
call, to be confirmed upon arrival) from Nepal on 2-5 October, and as A52YY
from Bhutan on 6-10 October. He expects to be QRV on 20-10 metres SSB mostly
during his evenings and night hours, running 100 wats into dipoles. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OH2YY]

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

AFRICAN STATES ---> "As part of the on-going research and documentation of
callsign history since 1945 for Club Log, and to aid the fine-tuning of
Club Log's DXCC entity mapping, I have spent some considerable time
researching and documenting the history of prefix changes in Africa", Alan
5B4AHJ says. Go to and search
for 'African states - independence dates and prefix changes'. "This is quite
a substantial document, pulling together information from a wide variety of
sources. Although I have checked the document as carefully as I can, it is
possible that it contains some errors. Please advise if you find any".

DXCC NEWS ---> TX5K (Clipperton Island, 2013 operation) has been approved
for DXCC credit. If you've had this rejected in a prior application, send a
note to bmoore[@] to be placed on the list for an update to your
record. Please note the submission date and/or reference number where the
rejection was noted to expedite the search for any rejected QSOs. [TNX NC1L]

QSCOPE ---> Yan, XV4Y is working on a new project called QScope. It is an
online application that provides statistics and charts from amateur radio
logs (ADIF and Cabrillo).While designed with contesting in mind, most of
the statistics will be useful for DXpeditions and DXers alike. Registration
and access to the website ( are free.

QSL VIA HA3JB ---> Gabor is the new QSL manager for A41PB and HC8/G8OFQ.
QSL direct only (Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. u. 10/A I/4, 8600, Hungary).
An OQRS can be found at

QSL VIA PG5M ---> Gerben, PG5M has enabled an Online QSL Request Service
for direct and bureau cards on his website ( The
OQRS can be used for 3D2GM, 9M2/PG5M, 9M2/PG5M/6, 9Q5MA, C56M, PA0GAM/9L,
T30GM, V8FGM and VK9GA, as well as for Gerben's upcoming operations as T8GM
and V6G [425DXN 1157].

QSL VIA W5UE ---> Randy, W5UE now has an online log search and OQRS web
Application ( for many of the stations
he manages. Logs currently online include 9V1YC, 9V9HQ, AK6W, EY3M, EY8ZE,
HC8GR, HC8N, NA5NN and ZP5YW. 9V1YC's upcoming DXpedtion to Laos (XW1YC)
will also be supported, with daily updates.

YC9MLL ---> Leo, YC9MLL will be leaving Flores Island (OC-151) in 2-3
months' time. "I will try to keep Flores on the air as long as I can", he
says. Island chasers who need OC-151 might want to contact Leo (email
address on and arrange a sked with him. QSL via M0OXO. [TNX K3EST]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3C0E, 3C6A, 3DA0TM, 4O/UA3RF/p
(EU-163), 5W0NM, 5X8C, 6O3A, 6Y5/G3SWH, 8Q7DV, 8Q7KP,9M2FB (AS-074), 9X0ZM,
BP0A (AS-103), D2QR, D64K, EA9UG, ER7HQ, EX8MLE, F5VHY, FO/UT6UD (OC-027
and OC-050), H40T, H44AJ (OC-285), H44G, HC3/DL5YWM (SA-034), HD8A,
(NA-046), KH6FOC, LA5O (EU-076), LT5X (SA-049), OH1TD (EU-096), OJ0R, PJ4V,
RI1ANU, ST2SF, T49C, T6T, TA1ED/0 (AS-154), TK9R, TM1F (EU-095), TO5PX,




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