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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekly DX Report 30.09.2013 - 06.10.2013

27.09.201311.10.20133D2/R Rotuma Island (OC-060) by Stan/LZ1GC and Rocky/3D2DD.
23.09.201330.09.20134O Gab, HA3JB.
24.09.201316.10.20135X Nick, G3RWF.
28.09.201301.10.20139A Dugi Otok (EU-170) by members of the ARI Verona Club. QSL via IV3VO.
02.10.201305.10.20139N Pekka, OH2YY.
06.10.201310.10.2013A5 Pekka, OH2YY.
01.10.201311.10.2013CY0 Gary/VE1RGB, Rick/AI5P and Murray/WA4DAN.
28.09.201304.10.2013DL Hiddensee Island (EU-057, DID O-005, WLOTA 2371, DLFF-014) by Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG, Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR.
28.09.201305.10.2013EI Aran Islands (EU-121) by Brendan/EI6IZ, Steve/G0MTD, Ian/G0VGS, Norman/G7MRL, Mike/M0PRL, Mark/M0WCR, Glyn/M0XUH and Paul/M1PAF. QSL via G0MTD.
03.10.201317.10.2013FH Silvano/ I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Alberto/IZ2AXF and Mac/JA3USA.
05.10.201320.10.2013FM Martinique (NA-107) by Thierry, F4BDG. QSL via EA5GL.
02.10.201314.10.2013FO/A Raivavae Island (OC-114) by Grant/KZ1W and Rob/N7QT.
28.09.201302.11.2013FR Reunion Island (AF-016) by Willi, DJ7RJ.
28.09.201302.11.2013FR Reunion Island (AF-016) by Willi, DJ7RJ.
04.10.201309.10.2013GU Herm Island (EU-114) by Keith/G6NHU/KB3WPE, Tony/G0MBA, Richard/G7HJK, Colin/M1EAK, Kevin/M0GWE, Yan/M0YNK and Chris/2E0DBY. QSL via G6NHU.
03.10.201326.11.2013H4 Honiara (OC-047) by Bernard, DL2GAC.
02.09.201330.09.2013HC8 Isabella Island (SA-004) by Geoff, G8OFQ.
20.09.201330.09.2013HP Special event station will be active from Panama to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa. QSL via HP1RCP.
28.04.201305.05.2103JD/O Chichijima Island (AS-031). QSL JD1BLC via JP1IOF, JD1YBT via JP1IOF.
25.09.201303.10.2013JW Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) by Karl, LA8DW.
03.10.201307.10.2013KH0 Kazu, JH8PHT.
28.09.201330.09.2013SV Paros Island (EU-067) by Eugene, RD8X.
30.09.201302.10.2013SV9 Crete Island (EU-015) by Eugene, RD8X.
21.09.201305.10.2013SV9 Crete (EU-015) by Uli, DJ9XB.
28.09.201311.10.2013TN Arie/PA3A, Ad/PA8AD, Arie/PA3AN and Marian/PD1AEG. QSL via PA3AWW.
26.09.201330.09.2013VP9 George/K3GP, Ray/ND8L and Jamie/WW3S.
02.10.201307.10.2013XE Members of the La Federacion Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores, A.C. (Mexican Federation of Radio Experimenters FMRE) will be on the air with the special callsign celebrating the National Convention FMRE 2013. QSL via XE1LM.
01.10.201316.10.2013YN Francisco/EA7FTR, Gen/EA5HPX, Fernando/EA5FX, Javi/EA5KM, Jose/EA1ACP and Carlos/EA1DVY. QSL via EB7DX.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

ARLP039 Propagation de K7RA

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 39 ARLP039
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA September 27, 2013
To all radio amateurs

ARLP039 Propagation de K7RA

Our sun is still very quiet, but solar flux and sunspot numbers were
higher this week than last. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from
42.3 to 75.6, and average daily solar flux rose from 95.3 to 109.6.
There were no big geomagnetic events this week.
Predicted solar flux is 110 on September 27 through October 2, then
105, 100, 95, 100, 105 and 100 on October 3-8, 95 on October 9-10,
then 100, 105 and 100 on October 11-13, 95 on October 14-15, and all
the way down to 90 on October 16-19.
Predicted planetary A index is 5 on September 27-28, then 8, 10, 12
and 8 on September 29 through October 2, 5 on October 3-9, 8 on
October 10-11, 5 on October 12-13, then 8, 10 and 8 on October
14-16, and 5 on October 17-19. This is unchanged from the forecast
in Thursday's ARRL Letter.
F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group predicts
active to disturbed conditions September 27, quiet to active
September 28, mostly quiet September 29, quiet on September 30,
quiet to active October 1, quiet October 2-5, quiet to unsettled
October 6-7, mostly quiet October 8, back to active to disturbed
conditions October 9, as it was on the first day of this forecast.
David Moore, a shortwave listener in Moro Bay, California is a
frequent contributor here, and sends a New York Times article titled
"The Sun That Did Not Roar", about our current quiet sun. In
reference to a weak solar event last week, it characterized a CME as
what "seemed like the halfhearted effort of a slacker star." See it
But 160 meter operators are not despairing a dearth of solar
activity to come, as more solar activity correlates with higher
geomagnetic activity, and they like things nice and quiet.
Often the declining years of a solar cycle are marked by heightened
geomagnetic activity (see for
a treatise on this) and I can recall times during the decline of
cycle 22 in the 1990s when it seemed like geomagnetic disturbances
were constant. Although the record in its most easily accessible
form doesn't go back as far as we would like, check out this
geomagnetic index record from 1994:
Check out February 5-15, February 21-22, March 3, March 7-21, April
1-18 (especially April 17, with a huge planetary A index of 130!),
May 1-17, May 28-31, Jun 25 to July 7, September 7-10, October 3-7,
23-24, and 29-31, and November 26-27. Note the very large planetary
A index values throughout the year, and this represents week after
week buffeted by high absorption and even radio blackouts. As if
this wasn̢۪t bad enough in the middle latitudes, I recall Vince Van
Der Hyde, K7VV was living in Alaska at the time (possibly near the
65th parallel) and told me later that his favorite HF bands were
unusable for months at a time, due to the concentration of
geomagnetic energy toward the poles.
In the table above, check out the College A index, which is measured
near Fairbanks at the University of Alaska. It is in the middle
column. See all those asterisks where there should be numerals?
Those are periods when the magnetometer was unusable due to being
swamped with too much energy from a coronal mass ejection, for
instance. Now compare the numbers in 1994 to more recent readings:
There are a few relatively high numbers, but nothing like what we
observed and sometimes suffered with two decades ago.
A glance at this graph shows how far down we were on cycle 22 during
By the way, the exact location for the magnetometer which generates
the college A and K index is at 64.8742 degrees North latitude and
147.8597 degrees West longitude, roughly one half mile northeast of
Smith Lake, 400 yards south of Yankovich Road, and one half mile
east of Miller Hill Road in Fairbanks. This is about 117 miles or
188 km south of the Arctic Circle.
You can see photos of the geomagnetic observatory at
also at

Note on the overhead view on Bing Maps you can zoom in, and by
clicking on Aerial, then the Bird's Eye dropdown you can see highly
detailed images from four different directions. Just click on the
arrows outside the compass rose in the upper right to see the
observatory from a point of view in each direction.
Dave Greer, N4KZ of Frankfort, Kentucky wrote about 10 meter
openings on the autumnal equinox, last Sunday.
"Ten meters was open to southern Europe and South Africa on the
morning of September 22, the first day of fall. For the past couple
of weeks, various European operators had been telling me on lower
bands after I got home from work that 10 meters had been open to the
States earlier in the day. But I was at work in each instance and
missed out. So I made an effort on Sept. 22 to be on the band and it
didn't disappoint. I copied numerous stations but primarily they
were from France and Spain. I copied a British station but he was
weak. I worked S58WW at 1510 UTC and he had a good signal but not as
strong as others. CU7MD from Azores was copied too but with several
prior QSOs in our logs, I let others work him. ZS3Y from South
Africa had a big signal as did EA8YB in the Canary Islands. But I
passed on them as well because of our previous QSOs on the band."
"But my most interesting QSO on Sept. 22 was with F4DSD in France. I
think they call this the 10-meter deja vu mode of propagation
because Mario and I had worked exactly one year earlier. And I do
mean almost exactly a year ago. Our two QSOs, both on 10 meters on
Sept. 22, occurred in 2012 and again in 2013 and were only 12
minutes apart in time and only 5 KHz apart in frequency. Now that
really is deja vu!"
Thanks, Dave. That really must have been an odd feeling and quite a
fun topic of conversation.
You may be surprised to hear of 10 meter openings given the paucity
of sunspots, but given seasonal variations, right around the equinox
is the ideal time. Run a projection with a program such as W6ELprop
from Dave's location (38.205 deg N, 84.896 deg W) to France, for
instance, and on September 22 with low sunspot or solar flux
numbers, we can see some possibilities for openings around 1530-2100
UTC, and especially between 1900-2030 UTC. But change the date back
or forward a month or two, and the opening disappears.
More mail on 10 meters, from Rol Anders, K3RA in Elkridge, Maryland:
"Ten has been opening to EU from Maryland more and more, starting in
mid September. I worked IW1CHX on September 11 at 1438 UTC on CW.
The KD4D team at N3HBX worked 54 EU stations on Sunday of the WAE
(Worked All Europe DX Contest) on September 15. Then on September 17
I ran about 15 EU stations between 1600 and 1700 UTC. I was not on
for several days, but on September 23 I worked about 25 EU stations
on ten meters from 1440-1520 UTC. On September 24 I worked about a
dozen EU's in the hour starting at 1640 UTC. Then on September 25 I
worked about 100 EU stations between 1300-1600 UTC. On September 26
I worked about 125 EU between 1200-1440 UTC. Many Eastern Europeans
and Russians, with occasional Asiatic Russian and Middle-East
stations calling in. Also on September 26, with such good conditions
in the morning, I checked ten meters for JA's before my sunset, and
worked JM7OLW. So, the fall ten meter season is well underway.
Station is a 3 element SteppIR at 50 feet, and about 900 watts out."
Great report, Rol. And a little bit of internet searching shows
JM7OLW may have been using his 7 element 10 meter Yagi at 100 feet.
That must help. Check out the evidence and maybe guess which antenna
at . I wouldn't be surprised if
he were using a half-wave dipole on his roof.
At the last minute, early Friday, we received this VHF report from
Lawrence, GJ3RAX, in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. He wrote,
"The VHF bands over here were a bit more interesting this week. A
tropo opening had been predicted due to the high pressure region and
that happened on Monday. I was not able to spend very much time on
the radio but I was on for an hour or so during the early afternoon
and again from 11:30 pm at night. My afternoon QSOs were into
Germany at distances of between 600 and 700 miles. Most were on 2 m
and one on 70 cm. The later QSOs got me into Germany again on 2 m
and 70 cm and also Switzerland on both bands which was about 440
miles. I tried with some of them on 23 cm but nothing was heard this
"One of my friends in Guernsey said that he had a large pileup on 23
cm with quite a lot of countries worked. He has a tower with much
higher gain antennas than my log periodic and a better take-off to
the east where I am looking at the local school building which is
about 100 yards away."
"One of the members of the VHF and UHF group said that he was too
far north, being in Scotland, to be able to take advantage of that
opening which seemed to be mostly at my latitude."
"On Tuesday I was not hearing anything on those bands. During the
evening there was an RSGB contest on 6 m which ran from 8 pm to
10:30 pm BST. Normally I would be lucky to get a couple of QSOs but,
after starting late at 9 pm, I had 17 QSOs. Most were to England
with one GW, one GJ and two in GU. The best distance was 299 miles
which is normally not a good distance for me on 6 m. Typical 6 m
QSOs are much closer or much more distant during the Sporadic E
season but that is now over."
"I am anticipating more and better tropo openings during the next
month as I used to find them best during October each year. Last
year when I had just got back on those bands in November I caught
one opening when I worked into Germany on 2 m, 70 cm and 23 cm."
This weekend is the CQ World Wide RTTY DX Contest. They have a nice
countdown clock along with rules at As I
write this early Friday morning, the clock shows the contest starts
in 16 hours.
For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at For an explanation of the
numbers used in this bulletin, see
propagation bulletins is at
information and tutorials on propagation are at
Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at
Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at
Sunspot numbers for September 19 through 25 were 85, 85, 79, 98, 65,
56, and 61, with a mean of 75.6. 10.7 cm flux was 107.9, 108.8,
110.3, 111.2, 107.8, 110.2, and 111.1, with a mean of 109.6.
Estimated planetary A indices were 11, 6, 7, 5, 5, 9, and 4, with a
mean of 6.7. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 14, 5, 8, 6, 4,
9, and 4, with a mean of 7.1.

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1130.1
Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1130.1

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1130.1
BID: $OPDX.1130.1
September 27, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, IK8YFU, VE1RGB and WA4DAN for the following DX

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update/Dates). The following was posted September 26th
[edited]: "As of today, 26th September, a potential 'show-stopper' regarding
total DXpedition costs nearly halted the group in its tracks, one of them
(Murray) being at the top of a 2,000 foot tower at the time. Fortunately,
through the cooperation of a couple of Canadian government agencies
(Environment Canada and Parks Canada), a very suitable arrangement was
been made that resolved the financial barriers to going to Sable on 30th
September. The only change to the trip now is its duration. Rather than
returning on 11th October, for a number of safety (wx) and cost consider-
ations, the return date will be on either 7th, 8th, or 9th October.
All required gear has been mustered except for the personal hand luggage
that Murray and Rick, who are making their ways separately from NC and NM,
respectively, will be bringing. Early weight estimates show us to be roughly
50-75 pounds below the 1,400 pound safety limit.
All freight for the Britten-Norman-Island will be transported to the
departure point by Rick and me, weighed, then loaded on the aircraft on
Sunday night in time for an early departure on Monday morning.
Operation will be on 160M ­ 10M on CW and SSB. Unfortunately, due to
equipment limitations, there will be no RTTY operation.
On a lighter note, Rick, AI5P, was making threatening noises about
staying home if I could not locate Dr. Pepper soda for him to have on
Sable. The XYL here, Bev, finally found a case on sale for $3 and change,
a near give-away because Canadians won’t drink the wretched stuff.
A note only to small station owners (little pistols). Please do not
ignore trying to work us just because propagation conditions seem to
provide discouraging numbers. We conducted a “test” with a station nearly
identical to one of the ones going to CY0P, using 100 CW and wires, during
a ten-day period in September. We chose the calendar period that represented
what we should see 27 days later in October on Sable. Playing in the CQ
Marathon competition but being only moderately active, the test station
worked 45 countries in 24 CQ Zones. Contacts were made from Halifax to all
points of the globe. The largest quantity and most impressive contacts
were on 17M and included ASIA, and PAC. Since listening conditions should
be better on CY0 in all respects than where the test was conducted, this
empirical data suggests that if you can hear us, then you should try to
work CY0P no matter how weak you think your signal may be. One of the
CY0P CW operators is a small-station operator himself and has a distinct
fondness for his 100W and wire counterparts elsewhere in the world, and
he will try very hard to work the deserving typical small-time operator
with limited station resources. He also likes the QRP copy challenge.
Our long wait and much planning is almost over. Wish us good weather
and safety in our flight from the mainland of Canada to Sable Island. If
all goes well, we should be QRV, late Monday in the early evening.
73, Gary, VE1RGB"

IOTA NEWS (Update). Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as
ID9Y from Salina Island (IIA E-015, MIA MI-083, WLOTA 1005, WWFF IFF-677),
Eolie Islands (EU-017), between October 3-6th. They will also activate
the following lighthouses: Capo Faro (WAIL SI-035, ARLHS ITA-020, WW Loc.
JM78KN) and Punta Lingua (WAIL SI-040, ARLHS ITA-250, WW Loc. JM78KM).
Activity will be on all HF bands, plus 6 and 2 meters. Operators mentioned
are Alex/IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Sal/IZ8CZR, Maurizio/IZ8JSJA and Nicola/
IZ8SKO. QSL via IK8YFI direct. QSL via the Bureau to HB9FHZ. Also, QSL
via LoTW or eQSL. Visit their Web page at:

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1130

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1130
BID: $OPDX.1130
September 30, 2013
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, AA3B, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR
& The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DN, K5KG, WF5E, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX
& 60m News, AT International, DJ7ZG, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,
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& ICPO, and the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.

** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX RTTY Contest announcements.
Also, we wanted to provide the OPDX readers with a consolidated
listing of the CQWW DX RTTY Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 20th-September, through Friday, 27th-September there were
230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X,
8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7,
A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX,
D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ,
GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ,
I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6,
KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON,
OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK,
UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP6, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later" (WFWL).

5B, CYPRUS. Tony, RT9T, will once again be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos
(AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) between October 17th and November 4th.
Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via RT9T direct only.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from
Saint Marie Island (AF-090) between November 16th and December 15th.
Activity will be holiday style operating CW, RTTY, and PSK63, and using
a FT450 with 100 watts into various GPs or Inverted-Ls and a Hexbeam
for 20-10 meters. There will be no online log during his activity. QSL
via his home callsign (

5V, TOGO. Wim, ON4CIT, will once again be active as 5V7TH from Togo (Grid
Square JJ06rf) sometime in November and December. Activity will be on
40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. He plans to be on in the evening on 40 and 30 meters. Wim mentions
that he will travel during the day to Benin to collect his TY1 callsign
papers which is supposed to be ready. During that same day, he will try
to search for a nice QTH in Grand Popo (Benin) for his TY1 DXpedition
and move from Togo to Grand Popo, Benin, when everything is sorted out.
QSL via his home callsign, direct (2 USDs/EU and 3 USDs/US), by the
Bureau, LoTW (uploaded year later) or by the ClubLog's OQRS. For more

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Jim, N6TJ, will be active as 9Y4W from Scar-
borough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via DFL4MDO,
direct or by the Bureau.

A2, BOTSWANA (Op Cancelled!). Donovan, ZS2DL, who was expected to lead a
team of operators in April of 2014 to Botswana, has announced: "It is with
tremendous disappointment, that we have had to cancel the A22D trip in
April 2014. The main reason for this has been the breakdown of sponsorship
from one of the main Japanese manufacturer of Radio equipment. These
negotiations have been ongoing for nearly a year now, and business must
be bad as we simply could not reach a workable solution. As a result we
have no alternative but to cancel the A22D adventure. Please accept our
most sincere apologies, but promise to be back from somewhere else soon,
maybe even more sought after than A2."

A5, BHUTAN. Operators Junichi/JH3AEF, Ryo/JH7EQW and Jusei/JA3IVU will
be active as A52AEF, A52EQW and A52IVU, respectively, from Dochula Pass
between October 10-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.

AH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Operators Jussi-Pekka/OH6RX and Esa/OH7WV will be
active as AH0K from Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) during both CQWW
DX SSB (October 26-27th) and CQWW DX CW Contests (November 23-24th) as a
Multi-2 entry. Activity outside the contest will be on the HF bands and
possibly on the 6 meter band. QSL route TBA.

BV60, TAIWAN (Special Event). Members of the China Radio Association (CRA)
will activate the special event callsign BV60V from Tainan between Sep-
tember 28th and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anni-
versary of Victory Broadcasting Company. Operations will start during
this coming weekend's CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. They also plan to operate between October 11-13th, from Lin
Mo-Niang Park. Operators mentioned are Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/
BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Pro/BX4AN and Koshiro/JA3AQM. QSL route is available

C6, BAHAMAS. Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as C6ARW from Grand
Bahama Island between October 22-29th. Activity will be on 30/17/12 meters
this time using CW and RTTY. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
via his home callsign direct.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update). Operators Jose/CE0HYO, Gustavo/CX2AM,
Humberto/CX3AN, Gustavo/CX3CE, Mario/CX4CR, Gen/EA5HPX, Francisco/EA7FTR
and Carlos/LU2NI will be active as XR0YY from Hanga Roa, Easter Island,
between November 1-7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. They will have 3 stations operating simultaneously.
QSL via EB7DX. They have a Web site available at:

CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry.
Operators mentioned are Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE,
Duarte/CT3EN, Jose/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY and Tony/CT1FFU. QSL
via EA5GL or LoTW.

CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. The CR3L contest station in Santana on Madeira
Island (AF-014) will be active during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
28-29th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Juergen/DJ2VO,
Walter/DJ6QT, Peter/DJ6XV, Hermann/DK1AQ, Tom/DL6TK, Kalle/DM3BJ, Han-J./
DL1YFF and Andy/LX1DA. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. Activity by operators, QSL via
their home callsign. Visit the CR3L Santana, Madeira Island, Web page at:

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Just a reminder that operators Gary/VE1RGB, Murray/
WA4DAN and Rick/AI5P will be active as CY0P from Sable Island (NA-063,
CISA NS004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF CYFF-001) between October 1-11th. Activity
will be on all bands 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VE1RGB,
direct or by the Bureau. For more information and updates, visit:

D4, CAPE VERDE. Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as
D44TXT from the Island of Santiago (AF-005) between October 19th and
Novvember 7th. Operations will be near Praia, the capital town, and from
a rented private house. Lot informs OPDX that the license was very dif-
ficult to obtain, and took over 10 months to get it. Originally, the
DXpedition was planned for the spring of 2013. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using RTTY, PSK63 and SSB. If they have a great opening
on 6 meters, they will be on air. With their baggage being limited,
they will have 2 stations: 2x Elecraft K2 with 2x 600W PA and 1x FT857
for 6m; Data Interface "IF one" from "Funkamateur Magazine" and data
programs -MixW and WinTest; Triple Leg antennas and dipoles. QSL via
LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

FR/TO2, REUNION ISLANDS. Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active from
Reunion Island (AF-016). He will sign as FR/F5UOW between October 31st
and November 21st, but between November 3-17th, he will sign TO2R. His
activity will be mostly CW between 40-10 meters. QSL via F5UOW, direct
or by the Bureau.

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS. Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica
for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island where he will be active as FW5JJ.
He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO
and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will
be active on SSB, CW and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m

IOTA NEWS..............
AF-018. Aldo, IK2ANI will be active as IH9/IK2ANI from Isola di Pan-
telleria (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041) between September
27th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style on
30-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use 100 watts
into a vertical antenna. Listen for QSL route.

AF-019. (Reminder/Update - Ops!) An international team of operators
will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island between October
17-30th. Operators mentioned currently are Gabor/HA1YA, Don/
JH5GHM, Boyko/LZ1QN, Dale/N3BNA, Frederic/ON4LG, Aurelio/PC5A,
Rob/PE1ITR, Vlad/RC0F, Silvo/S50X, Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN,
Slavc/S57DX, Drago/S59A and Konstantin/VE3LA. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations
on the air. The team will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be
available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page

AS-100. Operators Yuli/4X6HP, Vlad/4Z5IW and Ros/4Z5LA will be active
as homecall/p, weather permitting, from Akhziv Island between
October 18-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via
their callsigns.

EU-025. Members of the Arcibessi DX & Contest Group will be active as
IQ9UI from Sicily Island during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 28-29th) and CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
as a Multi-Multi entry (for the first time!). QSL via IT9CHU
or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Antonello/IT9EQO, Carmelo/IT9AUG,
Fabio/IT9GSF, Marcello/IT9CJC, Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Giuseppe/IT9HBT,
Carlo/IK1HJS, Andrea/IV3SKB, Flavio/IV3TMV and Domenico/IW9GTD.
Special guests are Luis/IV3PRK and Peter/IV3YYK for support on
the low bands. Visit the II9P Web page at:

EU-054. Operators Raffaello/IT9ATF, Renato/IT9NPR, Pippo/IT9PPG and
Antonino/IT9RDG will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island
(IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545) for the CQWW DX SSB
Contest as (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity
will be on all bands and modes outside of the contest. QSL
via IT9ATF, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-057. Operators Friedrich/DL4BBH, Matthias/DK7LV, Klaus/DL7UXG,
Henning/DB5BZ, Peter/DJ4RU and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as
DM50IOTA from Hiddensee Island (DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between
September 28th and October 4th. Activity will be on all HF
bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau
or direct. For more details and updates, visit the
ADDED NOTES: This is one of many German Island groups activated
by DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate
all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA
from all German IOTAs by the end of 2013, you can apply for a
special award. Also, this activation will also count for the
Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (WorldWide Flora
Fauna) reference DLFF-014. It also counts for the lighthouse
Dornbusch (DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA 2371).

NA-060. Dan, HR2DMR, is planning to visit Tigre Island and hopes to
be active as HQ4W (appending) between October 17-20th. His
operating time on the island may be restricted due to the
Honduran Navy exercises. Operations will be on the HF bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via KD4POJ.

NA-130. Mike, VE2XB, had to cancel his VY0BRR operation to Broughton
(Qikiqtarjuaq) Island, Nunavut, between September 23-27th.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of October 2013:

GX4BJC/A & GX4BJC/P - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by
Herbie - G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager)
(The /A WAB Square = TM22 - England & IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA
= LH-1841); (If required, the GX4BJC/P WAB details will be
given during QSOs).

MX1SWL/A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom,
G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 &
WLOTA = LH-1841).

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on <> or <> or via <>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<> for full details. The cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.

J7, DOMINICA. Operators Charlie/K1XX, George/K5KG, Jim/WI9WI and Gus/VO1MP
will be active as J79XX, J75KG, J79WI and J79MP, respectively, from
Dominica (NA-101) between November 16-25th. The group plans to also be
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) signing J7A as a Multi-2
entry. QSL J75KG via K5KG, J79XX via K1XX, J79WI via WI9WI, J79MP via
VO1MP and J7A via NX4N.

KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Press Release #5). Joe, W8GEX, sent out the following
press release on September 24th [edited]: "The Wake Atoll commemorative
team is in the final phase of preparation. All equipment has been received
in Hawaii and will be transported to Hickam AFB for delivery to Wake
Island. Thanks, Kimo, KH7U for your invaluable assistance!
The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on or before 3rd October,
depart 4th October and arrive on 5th October. The following day will be
dedicated to station set-up.
There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will
be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be
housed in a 'beach house' near downtown Wake.
We are planning on being QRV 7th October through 18th October (Wake
time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website.
<> Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog
as time and internet access allows.
This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the
lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost
their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be ident-
ified and are interred in Honolulu. If you know any of the Forgotten 98
or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and
provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their
The team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide
Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for
their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DX-
peditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without
the support of the entire DX community. Visit the <>
website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation.
Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the
Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded 'not in the log', please be sure
which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W
callsign often to help identify your contact.
Please check our website frequently for updates. <http:/>
And don't forget to sign our guestbook!
73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team"

ADDED NOTE FROM W8GEX TO THE 60 METERS GANG: "As you may know, I am part
of the K9W Wake Island team. Our plans are to leave Hawaii on Oct. 5 for
Wake. If all goes well, we will be QRV late on the 6th. After we get into
our routine, I'll send an email to let you know my 60m operating times. I
am planning to listen for Europe around 0430z at their sunrise as well as
South America, then the East coast of North America about 1000z.
I'll be using an IC-706 into an inverted vee. After we get K9W set up
and we have our operating schedules working, I'll start setting up my 60m
station. I am a phone operator and will be on 5.403.5 unless QRN, and then
I'll go to 5.371.5.
I might be able to get one on the team CW ops to get on as well. As
always give your call many times so we can pull it through. Give your
call many times because with the distance and low power and high QRN,
it's hard to pick these calls out..... Joe W8GEX, K9W team member"

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Philip/KT3Y, Frederick/K9VV and
Robert/WP2XX will once again be active from the KP2M rental shack on
St. Croix Island (NA-106) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th)
as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AI4U (DIRECT ONLY) OR LoTW. NO BUREAU

P4, ARUBA (Correction/Update). Valery, R5GA, will once again be active
as P4/R5GA from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between November 16-26th.
Activity will be on CW mainly on 160-10 meters, especially on the 30/17/12
meters. His activity will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) [not the CQWW DX SSB Contest] as a Single-Op/All-Band entry
using the contest callsign P40F. QSL via UA3DX. QSL P4/R5GA via R5GA,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Paul/K1XM, John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E, Martin/W1MD
and Dennis/W1UE will be active as PJ4A from the "PJ4G Radio House" on
Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX CW Contest (November
23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. The team will be on the island between
November 18-26th. Outside the contest, operators will be active as
PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. QSL PJ4/K1XM,
PJ4/W1MD and PJ4/W1UE via their home callsigns. Check out the "PJ4G
Radio House" at:

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 30th-October 6th)....
Sep/30th AN Oct/03rd AN Oct/05th AN
Oct/01st HN Oct/04th AN Oct/06th AN-HN
Oct/02nd AN-LN

----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (For September 27th)
4A2I via XE2I JW/DO6XX via DO6XX PJ4/G3TXF via G3TXF
A35JQ via JF6QIP LB1A via LA5ZV R863LC via R3LC
CO0DO via CO-Bureau LX/DF8XC via DF8XC S5/OE3MHU/P via OE3MHU (d)
CO0SK via EA5GL (d) OH/DJ9DZ via DJ9DZ SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY
EA6/G3SZU via M0OXO ON40C130H via ON2KFJ SV9/OE6YRG via OE6YRG
HB0/DL3TU/P via DL3TU OZ/DF2BR via DF2BR T48LT via CO8IR
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only

3B7RF & 3B6RF LOGS NOW ON LoTW. George, K5KG, reports: "I am pleased to
announce that the logs from 3B7RF (1998 St. Brandon, 53K QSOs) and 3B6RF
(2001 Agalega, 61K QSOs) have finally been uploaded to Logbook of The
World. It has taken many years to get this done, and thanks goes to
Karl, HB9JAI/4X1DF, Hanspeter, HB9BXE, and Kurt, HB9AFI, for making it

WF5E DX QSL SERVICE (Closing). Les, WF5E, informed OPDX that after
20 years he will be retiring his service at end of October due to
health problems. All incoming QSLs after that date will be forwarded
to his clients. See:
However, Jim, K3FN, will be taking over his service, but under a new
name - Airmail Postage QSL Service. Look for Jim to start promoting
the service immediately. His E-mail address is <> and his
Web site can be virwed at:



8Q7SO, 9G5SI, 9H9BH, 9H3JR, 9H9OB, 9M2DVR, A35XG, CE1DY, CE1YI, DU1IST,
TC150RC, TY2SI, V31YN/P, V5/DF2UU, VK9XS and W8XGI/KH2

T32, EAST KIRIBATI (Update/Callsign). It has been announced: "In honor
of the Russian Robinson Club's twentieth anniversary, a callsign of
T32RRC was requested for this DXpedition. As of September 9, 2013, our
team was advised that the originally confirmed callsign (T32RRC) is
not available. On September 24, 2013, the Communications Commission of
The Republic of Kiribati advised Dean - KW7XX that they will issue T32RC
for our DXpedition group. As of September 25, 2013, the T32RC license
has been issued and is in our possession. We will be using T32RC for
the expedition." Also announced are the operators of this DXpedition.
Operators mentioned at this time are Tim/NL8F, Dick/N7RO, Dean/KW7XX,
David/AH6HY and Paula/NX1P. More details and updates, visit:

T33, BANABA ISLAND (Update). The T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island (OC-018),
which will be active between November 5-18th, announced on their Web page:
"The drums of gasoline needed for our generating capacity have arrived on
Banaba. KOIL, the Kiribati Oil Company Limited, has a rep on the island
and our provision is under his watch to make sure our dxpedition has the
fuel we need for sustained operation." Also, the DXpedition now has a
For more details about the DXpedition, visit the T33A Web page at:

TO3/FM, MARTINIQUE. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ and Kunio/JA1CJA will be
active as TO3JA (appending) from Martinique (NA-107) between January
13-19th, 2014. If they can not get TO3JA, they may sign FM/homecall.
Look for more details to be forthcoming.

TU2, COTE D'LVOIRE. Dimitri, F5SWB, who will be active as TU5DF til
October 20th, has put more than 8000 QSOs in his log and hopes to have
12000 QSOs before he leaves. His activity has been on 40-10 meters on
CW with some on SSB. QSL via F5SWB.

V2, ANTIGUA. Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Antigua
(NA-100) between November 21-25th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside
of the contest, activity will be all CW on the HF bands only. QSL via AA3B.

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Kei, KG2A/JJ1RJR will once again be active as
V25A from Antigua (NA-100) between November 21st and December 1st. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, and using CW
and SSB. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as
a Single-Op/All-Bnand entry. QSL direct only with SASE to KG2A. PLEASE
NOTE: Kei informs OPDX that his callsign V25A is a reissued callsign.
QSL ONLY TO KG2A and not to W9NJB listed on

VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Press Release #2 from the VK9MT Web Site): "Planning
continues for the previously announced Mellish Reef DX-pedition scheduled
for late March ­ early April, 2014. Landing Authority: Australia's
'Commonwealth Marine Reserve Operations Department' reviewed our DX-
pedition project plan and requires that we follow their documented
environmental protection regulations. Effective July 1, 2014, Mellish
Reef becomes part of Australia's new Coral Sea Marine Reserve proposal
which implements additional restrictions to further protect the area's
ecology; we appreciate the Australian government's cooperation and spirit
of partnership in making this DX-pedition possible."

The VK9MT Web site lists the following suggested frequencies:
CW - 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3790, 7082, 14145, 18140, 21295, 24955 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24912 and 28080 kHz

QSL Manager is M0URX. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau
QSLs. LoTW upload will be done at the earliest opportunity. There will
be NO eQSL. For more details on QSL info, see their Web page. For more
details and updates, visit the VK9MT Web page at:

VP9, BERMUDA. Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's
QTH for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S. Outside of the contest, look
for him to be active as VP9/N1SV starting October 23rd. QSL via his
home callsign.

XT, BURKINA FASO. Harald, DF2WO, will be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
between the last week of January and the end February 2014. Activity will
be holiday style on CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO.

XV, VIETNAM. Take, JA6CNH, will be active as XV2CNH from Ho Chi Minh City
between November 1-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via JA6CNH direct only.

XW, LAOS. "The Daily DX" reports that Bruce, AA4XR (3W3B, HS0ZCY), will
be returning to his home in Laos to do some antenna work and be active
as XW4XR between September 30th and October 9th. Activity is usually
on CW and RTTY. QSL via E21EIC.

ZL, NEW ZEALAND. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be active as
ZL3X during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th) as a Multi-2/
High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH or LoTW. Operators mentioned are Mark/
ZL3AB, Andrew/ZL3CC, Byron/ZL3DXT, Geoff/ZL3GA, Graeme/ZL3GK, Chris/ZL3LF
and Phil/ZL3PAH.

The following stations are expected to be active in the
CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th, 2013)
Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2013 CQWW DX RTTY Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL
Callsign Entity Route
3B8/G0TSM Mauritius 39 LP LoTW
3D2RA Rotuma 31 TBD LZ2HM
4O/HG3IPA Montenegro 15 HA3JB Direct
BV60V Taiwan 24 M/M BV60V
CR3A Madeira 33 M/? LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
CR3L Madeira 33 M/M DJ6QT
ES9C Estonia 15 M/M LoTW
HK1NA Colombia 09 M/M K6PIM
IQ9UI Sicily 15 M/M IT9CHU
IS0/YL7A Sardinia 15 SOSB 15M YL7A
LX/OR5M Luxembourg 14 M/S ON4CP
LX7I Luxembourg 14 M/2 LX2A
MJ5Z Jersey 14 SOAB LP LoTW
OH2ET Finland 15 M/2 OH2ET
OH5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW
OL3A Czech Republic 15 M/S OK1MR
PJ4/G3TXF Bonaire 08 SO G3TXF
SW9XB Crete 20 SOSB 15M LoTW; QSL via DJ9XB
TF2R Iceland 40 M/S
TM1A France 14 M/S F6KOP Bureau
UU7J Ukraine 16 SOAB HP LoTW
VE2CSI Canada 02 M/2 M0URX
VP9I Bermuda 05 M/? WW3S
YS1/NP3J El Salvador 07 SO LP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
ZL3X New Zealand 32 M/2 ZL3PAH

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28 September 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1169
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4X - Look for 4X6HP/p, 4Z5IW/p and 4Z5LA/p to be active from Akhziv
Island (AS-100) on 18-19 October. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX
5R - Once again Eric, F6ICX will be active as 5R8IC from Sainte-Marie
Island (AF-090) from 16 November to 15 December. He will operate
mainly CW, with some RTTY, BPSK and SSB, on 40-10 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch and OQRS on Club
8R - Alex, W1CDC will be active as 8R1A from Guyana from 13 October to
1 November. He will operate holiday style with an emphasis on 80,
30, 17, 12 and 6 metres CW. QSL via W1CDC, direct or bureau. [TNX
The Daily DX]
6W - Once again Luc, F5RAV will be active as 6V7T from Le Calao,
Senegal on 8-17 October. He will operate PSK and SSB on 40-10
metres. On 11-14 October he and 6W7RV will operate as 6V7T/p to
N'gor Island (AF-045). QSL via F5RAV, direct only. [TNX F8REF]
9A - Sergio, IZ3NXC will be active as 9A8NXC from Krk Island (EU-136)
on 28-29 September. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 40, 20 and 15
metres. QSL via IK3GES. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX
A5 - JA3IVU (A52IVU), JH3AEF (A52AEF) and JH7EQW (A52EQW) will be
active from Dochula, Bhutan on 10-20 October. They are part of a
medical volunteer team, and in their spare time will be QRV on the
HF bands SSB, digital modes and some CW. QSL via home calls,
direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6 - Rich, N0HJZ will be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama (NA-080) on
22-29 October, including full time participation in the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest. Outside the contest he will be QRV on 30, 17 and 12
metres, as well on CW and RTTY on other bands. QSL via N0HJZ,
direct or bureau. [TNX N0HJZ]
EA7FTR and LU2NI will be active as XR0YY from Easter Island
(SA-001) on 1-7 November. They plan to have three stations active
on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via EB7DX. Further
information can be found at
CY0 - Rick AI5P is joining Gary VE1RGB and Murray WA4DAN for the CY0P
DXpedition (www.cy0dxpedition) to Sable Island (NA-063), which is
still scheduled for 1-11 October [425DXN 1143]. They will operate
CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via VE1RGB, direct only.
"To save aircraft weight, logging will be on paper", he says, "and
therefore will not be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log or eQSL.
D4 - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG ( will be active as
D44TXT from Ilha de Sao Tiago (AF-005) from 19 October to 7
November. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and
PSK63. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or bureau.
FH - Target frequencies for the 3-17 October TO2TT expedition to
Mayotte (AF-027) [425DXN 1155] are:
CW 1835 3535 7031 10118 14035 18068 21035 24900 28035 50102
SSB - 3780 7103 - 14260 18155 21310 24975 28420 50123
RTTY - - - - 14087 - - - - -
QSL via I2YSB (direct), IK2CIO (bureau) and LoTW. Further details,
including real-time logsearch, QSLling details and OQRS for direct
cards, can be found at The pilot stations will
be IK7JWY and (for 6m) IK0FTA; there will be a dedicated forum on
FM - Thierry, F4BDG will be active as TO4FM from Martinique (NA-107) on
5-20 October. QSL via EA5GL, plus LoTW and eQSL.
FR - Stephane, F5UOW will be active from Reunion Island (AF-016) in
October-November. He will be signing FR/F5UOW on 31 October-2
November and again on 18-21 November, while on 3-17 November he
will use TO2R. He expects to operate mainly CW on 40-10 metres.
QSL via F5UOW, direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FW - Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ will spend two years on Wallis Island (OC-054)
and will be active as FW5JJ on the HF bands, as well as on 6
metres and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX
The Daily DX]
GU - A team from the Martello Tower Group (namely 2E0DBY, G0MBA, G6NHU,
G7HJK, M0GWE, M0YNK and M1EAK) will be active as GP0PKT from Herm
Island (EU-114) on 4-8 October. They will run three stations on
80-10 metres SSB and digital modes. QSL via G6NHU, direct or
bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch and further information at
HR - Dan HR2DMR plans to visit and operate CW and SSB as HQ4W from
Tigre Island (NA-060) on 17-20 October. "Operating time on the
island could be restricted, due to Honduran Navy exercises". QSL
via KD4POJ. [TNX DX World]
I - Alex IK8YFU, Domenico IW8RAO, Salvatore IZ8CZR, Maurizio IZ8SJA
and Nicola IZ8SKO will be active as ID9Y from Salina Island
(EU-017) on 3-6 October. QSL via IK8YFU (direct) or HB9FHZ
(bureau), LoTW and eQSL. Further information and logsearch on
I - Alessandro, IZ4AMS will be active as IZ4AMS/p from the island of
Tinetto (EU-083) on 12 October. He will operate QRP on 20 metres
SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX]
J8 - Gerd, DL7VOG will be active as J87GU from Union Island (NA-025) on
7-27 November, including entries in the WAE DX RTTY (9-10
November) and CQ WW DX CW contests. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres
mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, bureau preferred (OQRS on
Club Log).
KH0 - Kazuo, JH8PHT will be active as AH0KT from Saipan (OC-086) on 3-7
October. He will operate digital modes, SSB and CW on the HF bands
and 6 metres, and will also be QRV on 10 metres AM and FM (29600
kHz). QSL via JH8PHT and LoTW.
KH9 - Target frequencies for the K9W DXpedition to Wake Atoll [425DXN
1165] are:
CW 1826.5 3523 7023 10103 14023 18079 21023 24894 28023
SSB - 3790 7082 - 14185 18140 21285 24955 28485
RTTY - 3580 7035 10142 14080 18099 21080 24912 28080
Frequencies for 60m are 5405 (CW) and 5403.5 (SSB), while on 6m K9W
will use 50107 (CW and SSB).
The team expects to depart Hawaii on 4 October and arrive on the
5th. The following day will be dedicated to station set-up. Plans
are to be QRV with two CW and two SSB stations from 7 through 18
October (Wake time) and to upload logs to Club Log as time and
Internet access allow.
An OQRS for direct an bureau cards will be activated on Club Log
after the DXpedition ends. Traditional requests should be sent
direct to Wake Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005, Lake Wylie SC
29710, USA, or via bureau to AA4NN. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW
six months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Bookmark for further information and updates. [TNX W8GEX]
KL7 - Operators from the KL7 NWR Amateur Radio Club and Moosehorn ARC
celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week and will be active as
KL7NWR on 5 October. Activity will be on 15 and 20 metres SSB with
some CW. QSL via KL2HD. [TNX KL2HD]
PJ4 - Look for PJ4/K1XM, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/W1MD and PJ4/W1UE to
be active from Bonaire (SA-006) on 18-26 November. They will
participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as PJ4A. QSL PJ4/K4BAI,
PJ4/KU8E and PJ4A via K4BAI, others via home call. [TNX NG3K]
TA - Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, the
TCSWAT (TC Special Wireless Activity Team) will be active on all
bands and modes as TC90TC on 14-31 October. They also plan to
participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Multi entry.
QSL via TA1HZ (as usual with TCSWAT operations, all of the QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
V2 - Bud, AA3B will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) on 21-25
November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. This will
be an all CW operation on the contest HF bands only. QSL via home
call. [TNX AA3B]
VE - Mike, VY0BRR reports that his 23-27 September activity from
Broughton Island (NA-130) [425DXN 1167] has been postponed to
sometime in October. Keep an eye on
VE - Robert, VE3RHE will use special callsign VX31763 from 6 October to
5 November for the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of
1763. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
VK - The Hills Amateur Radio Group will be active as VI6WA100 from 1
October to 31 December to celebrate the centenary of organized
amateur radio in Western Australia. QSL via VK6IR (OQRS for direct
and bureau requests on
W - Jacek, SP5APW plans to be active holiday style as W4/SP5APW from
five IOTA groups between 13 and 22 October as follows:
13 October Talbot NA-138
14-15 October Jekyll NA-058
16-17 October Okaloosa NA-142
17-18 October St. George NA-085
20-22 October Cedar Key NA-076
He will operate SSB on 20, 15 and 10 metres, and he might also give
digital modes a try on 40 metres. QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. See for possible updates.
XE - Special event station XE3FMRE will be active on 2-7 October during
the Federacion Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores' national
convention to be held in Cancun. Activity will be on 80-6 metres
SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and probably WSJT. QSL via XE3RCC.
XV - Mike, N0ODK will be active as XV4MN from Phu Quoc Island (AS-128)
on 24-29 October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
On 17-23 October and again on 30 October-2 November he will be QRV
as 3W2DK from mainland Vietnam. He will be QRV on 20, 17, 15 and
10 metres. QSL via N0ODK, direct or bureau (Mike is a QSL card
collector, so if you work him and don't need his card, send one
anyway). [TNX N0ODK]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane YT1AD (N9YU), Dragos YU1AKV, Vasiliy RW4NW, Sergey
RZ3FW (N7AFW) and David WD5COV will visit Hawaii, Samoa, American Samoa,
Fiji and Rotuma between mid November and early December. This will be a
reconnaissance trip in preparation for a future DXpedition.
13-15 November Hawaii KH6/N9YU, KH6/WD5COV, KH6/N7AFW
16-17 November Samoa 5W7A or 5W6A, 5W0OV, 5W0FW, 5W0NW
18-19 November Am. Samoa KH8/N9YU, KH8/WD5COV, KH8/N7AFW
20-22 November Fiji 3D2AD, 3D2OV, 3D2FW, 3D2NW
22-29 November Rotuma 3D2R
29 November-4 December Fiji 3D2AD, 3D2OV, 3D2FW, 3D2NW
Activity from Rotuma will include a m/S or M/2 emtry in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest. QSL via YT1AD (for 3D2AD, 3D2R, 5W7A or 5W6A, KH6/N9YU and
KH8/N9YU), via WD5COV (for 3D2OV, 5W0OV, KH6/WD5COV and KH8/WD5COV), via
RZ3FW (for 3D2FW, 5W0FW, KH6/N7AFW and KH8/N7AFW), via RW4NW (for 3D2NW and
5W0NW). [TNX YT3W]

CQ WW RTTY DX CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from 00.00 UTC on 28
September through 24.00 UTC on the 29th (rules at Please
Visit for the Announced Operations listing
maintained by Bill NG3K. The following stations are expected to participate:
02 VE2CSI M/2 Canada M0URX
05 VP9I M/? Bermuda WW3S
07 V31WI SO Belize WI9WI
07 YS1/NP3J SO LP El Salvador EA5GL
08 PJ4/G3TXF SO Bonaire G3TXF
09 HK1NA M/M Colombia K6PIM
12 CE1RPW SOSB 15m Chile CE1RPW
14 LX/OR5M M/S HP Luxembourg ON4CP
14 LX7I M/2 Luxembourg LX2A
14 MJ5Z SOAB LP Jersey M0CFW
14 TM1A M/S France F6KOP
15 4O/HG3IPA SO Montenegro HA3JB
15 ES9C M/M Estonia LotW
15 IQ9UI M/M Sicily IT9CHU
15 IS0/YL7A SOSB 15m Sardinia YL7A
15 OH5Z M/S Finland LotW
15 OL3A M/S Czech Republic OK1MR
16 UU7J SOAB HP Ukraine LoTW
20 SW9XB SOSB 15m Crete DJ9XB
24 BV60V M/M Taiwan
31 3D2RA Rotuma LZ2HM
32 ZL3X M/2 New Zealand ZL3PAH
32 ZM1A M/? New Zealand ZL3CW
33 CR3A M/? Madeira EA5GL
33 CR3L M/M Madeira DJ6QT
40 TF2R M/S Iceland TF3AO

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

K3FN CUSTOM QSL SERVICE ---> The DX QSL Service run by Les Bannon, WF5E
will suspend operations on 31 October [425DXN 1168]. Effective 1 November,
it will be taken over by Jim Mackey, K3FN under the new name of
"The K3FN Custom QSL Service". Look for the details to be published on in the coming weeks. [TNX QRZ DX]

MELLISH REEF 2014 ---> After their successful operation from Campbell
Island in December 2012, members of the ZL9HR team and additional operators
have announced their intention to be active from Mellish Reef (requested
callsign VK9MT) between late March and early April 2014. Plans are for a
multi-national team to be QRV for 12 days, using six stations with linear
amplifiers and vertical antennas. Currently signed up for the project are
Pista HA5AO, George HA5UK, Dave K3EL, Gene K5GS, Glenn KE4KY, Luke VK3HJ
and Les W2LK. QSL via M0URX. The organizers estimate a budget in the range
of USD 110,000. "We will exercise full financial transparency in all
aspects of the project", they say, "When the books are closed, clubs and
foundations that supported the project will receive a financial
accounting". Bookmark for further information, updates
and donations. [TNX K5GS]

T33A BLOG ---> This is the place to be for up to the minute news regarding
the 5-18 November T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island [425DXN 1153]. "We will
post information before, during and after the actual DXpedition radio
operations", the team says,. "It will be as 'live' as possible". Bookmark as "you will not see any fresher news and
information than what you will see here".

WRTC2014 ---> WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team
Championship (, is proud to announce the operators that
have been invited to form teams for the competition to be held in July
2014. In addition to the 51 Team Leaders who emerged from the qualifying
process, the announcement includes two Wild Card selections, a Youth team,
and the defending champion from WRTC2010:
Area Team Leader Name
AF 3V/KF5EYY Achraf Chaabane
AS1 R9DX Vadim Ovsyannikov
AS2 RC9O Anatoly Polevik
AS3 5B4WN Marios Nicolaou
AS4 BA4ALC Jie Zheng
AS5 JH5GHM Katsuhiro "Don" Kondou
EU1 CT1ILT Filipe Monteiro Lopes
EU1 F8DBF Sebastien Le Gall
EU1 M0CFW Kazunori Watanabe
EU1 G0CKV Olof Lundberg
EU1 F4DXW Stephane Van Langhenhoven
EU2 LX2A Philippe Lutty
EU2 IK2NCJ Luca Aliprandi
EU2 DJ5MW Manfred Wolf
EU2 IK1HJS Carlo De Mari
EU2 DL1QQ Sandy Raeker
EU3 ES5TV Tonno Vahk
EU3 OH2UA Toni Linden
EU3 LY9A Gediminas Lucinskas
EU3 YL1ZF Kaspars Uztics
EU4 OE3DIA Ivan Dobrocky
EU4 OM2VL Vegh Laszlo
EU4 OM3BH Rastislav Hrnko
EU4 OE2VEL Wolfgang "Wolf" Klier
EU4 S50A Tine Brajnik
EU5 E77DX Emir "Braco" Memic
EU5 UU4JMG Andriy Kotovsky
EU5 4O3A Ranko Boca
EU5 UR0MC Roman Tkachenko
EU5 9A6XX Hrvoje Horvat
EU6 RL3FT Iurii Khmelenko
EU6 RX3APM Sergey Dyachenko
EU6 UA3DPX Andrey Melanin
NA1 K1LZ Krassimir Petkov
NA2 W2RE Ray Higgins
NA3 KE3X Ken Low
NA4E NN3W Richard DiDonna
NA4W AD4Z Julio Henriquez
NA5 N5DX Kevin Stockton
NA6 N6MJ Daniel Craig
NA6 K6AM John Barcroft
NA7 K7RL Mitch Mason
NA8 K8MR Jim Stahl
NA9 W9RE Michael Wetzel
NA10 KU1CW Alex Tkatch
NA11 VY2ZM Jeffrey Briggs
NA12 VE7CC Lee Sawkins
NA13 K9VV Fred Kleber
OC KH6ND Michael Gibson
SA1 PY2YU Hamilton Oliveira Martins
SA2 CX6VM Jorge Diez
WILD LZ4AX Alexander Avramov
WILD DK6XZ Suad Zukic
YOUTH IZ1LBG Filippo Vairo
CHAMP RW1A Vladimir Aksenov
Each Team Leader will select one Team Mate for the competition. Team
Leaders must accept their invitation to WRTC2014 and nominate their Team
Mate by October 15, 2013. If a Team Leader is unable to accept, the
invitation will go to the next highest qualifying applicant from the
selection area.
Once all of the Team Leader invitations are accepted, there will only be
one other way to gain entrance to the WRTC2014 competition - through a Team
Sponsorship. A Team Sponsor donation earns the right to select a team. Only
two Team Sponsorships are currently available. Contact Doug, K1DG
(k1dg[@] or Randy, K5ZD (k5zd[@] for details.
Sponsored Teams will be announced at a later date.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/HB9ARY, 3B8CF, 3B8MM, 3B9FR,
5W0M, 6W2XC, 9L1X, A45WH, A71MA, A92IO, C31VM, C91Z, CP6UA, CX1AA, E51MAN,
EG3INT/7 (EU-152), ES0U (EU-034), ES3AX, ES4MM, FG5FR, FJ/W6JKV, FO/UT6UD
(OC-027 and OC-050), FS/K9EL, GU4CHY, H40IND (OC-065 and OC-100), H44G,
HQ3W (NA-160), HQ8D (NA-223), HQ8S (NA-035), HR2DMR, HS0ZGQ, HU2DX, HV0A,
J5UAP, J79WW, JT5DX, JW7XM, K6VVA/KL7 (NA-152 and NA-050), KG4RX, KG4TO,
S21XV, SU8N, T2YY T46RRC, T47RRC, T48RRC, T6LG, T6SM, TA3J/0 (AS-099),
UW3HY/1, V29JKV, V5/DF2UU, V5/DK1CE, V5/DK9IP, VK0JJJ, VK3DOG/P (OC-136),
VK9AA, XE1FAA, XZ1A, XZ1Z, YB9KA (OC-150), YC9MLL (OC-151), YN2N, YW5X
(SA-054), Z30HQ, Z320L, Z35T, Z81B, ZK2C, ZP99E.




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Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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