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Friday, September 27, 2013

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.




425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
in part or full provided that
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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia


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