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Friday, October 11, 2013

12 October 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1171
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2 - Andrey, 3D2RA and Stan, 3D2GC/p went QRT from Rotuma earlier than
planned, and have been active as 3D2RA/p and 3D2GC from Fiji since
5 October. According to their original plans, they will remain
there until 13 October (Andrey) and 15 October (Stan). QSL via
home calls. Further information on
6W - Mark, AA1AC will operate as 6W/AA1AC on 8-14 December from Le
Calao's rental shack in Sonome, Senegal. QSL via home call, direct
or bureau. [TNX AA1AC]
9L - David, N4WDT and Jerry, K4ZIN will be active as 9L1JT from Sierra
Leone on 15-22 October. They plan to be QRV on 160-10 metres, with
a focus on 30, 17 and 12m and on the low bands. They will have two
stations on the air at least 12 hours a day. QSL via N4WDT. [TNX
DU - James, KJ6YAP will be active as DV1/KJ6YAP from Masbate Island
(OC-244) between 28 October and 24 November. QSL via home call,
direct or bureau. [TNX]
E6 - Sasi/JA1KJW (E6AK), Mat/JA1JQY (E6AY) and Kuni/JA8VE (E6AA) will
be active from Niue (OC-040) on 3-9 November. They will operate
CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via home calls.
EI - Olivier, ON4EI will be active again as EI8GQB from Fethard,
Ireland (EU-115) on 20-30 October using an hybrid wind-solar power
system from his caravan. He will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest as EI1A. QSL for both callsigns via PA3249. Follow his
activity and antenna experimentation on [TNX
HB0 - Laci, HA7JTR will be active as HB0/HA7JTR from Liechtenstein on
24-29 October. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. He will run 100 watts to a GP for 40-10 metres and an
Inverted Vee for 80 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX HA0HW]
HB9 - HB9S, the amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau, will be
on the air from Geneva during the Jamboree On The Air annual event
( on 19-20
October. The 56th JOTA in 2013 will be the last one for HB9S, as
The WSB (the HQ of the World Organization of the Scout Movement)
intends to move out of Geneva next year. QSL via HB9AOF.
I - IT9ATF, IT9NPR, IT9PPG and IT9RDG will participate in the CQ WW
SSB Contest as IF9A from Favignana Island (EU-054) in the
Multi-Single category. QSL via IT9ATF. [TNX NG3K]
J3 - Mark, N2MD and Arnal, N9ACC will be active holiday style as
J3/N2MD and J3/N9ACC from Grenada (NA-024) on 23-30 October. They
will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB. QSL via LoTW only. [TNX The Daily
J3 - J34J is the callsign to be used on 20-29 November from Grenada by
a group of Japanese operators [425DXN 1164]. They plan to be
active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes, and to
participate in the CQ WW CW Contest. QSL via JA1HGY (OQRS to be
activated on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KG4 - Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and Al, W6HGF (KG4HF) will be active from
Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) on 11-25 October [425DXN 1170]. KG4HF
( will focus on RTTY and other
digital modes, with some CW when time permits. He will be QRV on
160-10 metres, plus 6 metres if the band is open. "This is not a
vacation", he says. "I plan to operate until I fall asleep". QSL
KG4HF via LoTW or direct to W6HGF (logserach on Club Log). QSL
KG4WV via W4WV, direct or bureau.
KH0 - Miho, JJ2VLY and Yutaka, JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from Tinian
Island, Mariana Islands (OC-086) on 17-21 October. They will
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. Miho will participate in
the JARTS WW RTTY Contest ( on
19-20 October. QSL via JJ2VLY, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
KH2 - Yuji, JF2WGN will be active as AH2EA from Guam (OC-026) on 17-21
October. All of the QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau, direct
cards should be sent to JF2WGN not later than 31 January 2014.
LY - The Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija, the Lithuanian Amateur Radio
Society, was establihed on 2 October 1938. Celebrating this 75th
anniversary, special callsign LY75RMD will be used until 31
October. QSL via the bureau.
P2 - Akira, JA1NLX ( has
rescheduled his trip to Lissenung Island, Bismarck Archipelago
(OC-008), and now he plans to be active as P29VNX on 1-6 December.
He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 30-10 metres. QSL via JA1NLX
(direct only) and LoTW. An OQRS for direct and bureau cards will
be available at Club Log (bureau cards will be sent through Global
PY - A team from Brazil (PP5ALE, PU5IKE, PU5SVE, PU5UAI, PY5FAB,
PY5JAP, PY5PS, PY5RCB, PY5VC and PY5XH) will be active as PR5C
from Ilha do Mel (SA-047) on 25-30 October, including an entry in
the CQ WW SSB Contest. QSL via PU5SVE, LoTW and eQSL. Further
information at
PY0F - Miguel, PY3MM will be active from Fernando de Noronha(SA-003) on
18-28 October. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest as PR0F on 40 metres, while outside the contest he will
operate mainly CW as PY0F/PY3MM. QSL via PP5VB. [TNX NG3K]
T8 - Kunio, JO1AEC will be active as T88EC from Palau on 15-23 October.
He will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW, RTTY and JT65. QSl via JO1AEC,
direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
TK - Mek, SP7VC will be active as TK/SP7VC from Corsica (EU-014) on
22-28 October. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB and FSK441 via
meteor scatter on 6m. He will also participate in the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
UA - Special station R100MFF will be active from 15 October to 15
December in remembrance of Mikhail F. Feofanov (1913-1994,
callsigns U4AA and UA4AA). QSL via UA4AM. Further information on
this "legendary radio operator", as well as an OQRS for bureau
cards and details on the relevant award, can be found at [TNX DXNL]
V2 - Kei, KG2A will be active as V25A from Antigua (NA-100) from 21
November to 1 December. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10
metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL
direct to KG2A. [TNX NG3K]
V3 - Dick, AD7AF will be active again as V31RL from Placencia, Belize
on 11-30 October. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres, with
activity during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call,
direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily
VP5 - Frank, WA2VYA, and Tony, K4QE will be active from Providenciales,
Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 22-29 October, including an entry in
the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as VP5T (QSL via WA3RHW, direct or
bureau, and LoTW). Outside the contest VP5/WA2VYA will operate CW,
and possibly some RTTY or SSB, with an emphasis on 160, 80, 30,
17, 12 and 10 metres (QSL via WA2VYA, direct - no return postage
is required- or bureau), while VP5/K4QE will be operate mainly
SSB, with an emphasis on 17 and 12 metres (QSL via LoTW). [TNX
VP8 - Peter, M1AYI expects to be active as VP8DNY from the Falkland
Islands (SA-002) between 20 October and 19 November. He will
operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via bureau to M1AYI. [TNX VK7BC]
W - Members of the Jackson County Amateur Radio Association
( will be active as K5R from Round Island (NA-082)
and lighthouse on 18-20 October. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres
CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. QSL via AE5JG. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W - "Assuming the National Park Service reopens the island in time",
Benjamin, KK6FUT will be on Santa Cruz Island (NA-144) on 19-20
October with a Boy Scout Troop for the Jamboree On The Air. Plan
is to operate QRP (50W or less) on 20, 15 and maybe 40 metres SSB.
QSL via KK6FUT, direct or bureau.
XT - David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ will be active as XT26DJ and XT2FCJ
from Burkina Faso on 17-26 November. They will be QRV on 160-10
metres. Look for XT2FCJ to participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
QSL for both callsigns via OK6DJ. Logsearch and QSLling policy at
YB - Adhi, YB3MM has plans to operate as YB3MM/p from Bawean Island
(OC-197) this weekend. He expects to be active on 40, 20 and 15
metres SSB and CW, but "nothing is certain until he is actually on
the island and operating", W2FB says.
YB - Budi, YF1AR ( will be active as YF1AR/0 from Payung
Besar, Seribu Islands (OC-177) on 12-15 October. He will operate
mainly SSB running 100 watts into a vertical dipole for 20, 15 and
10 metres, and a GP for 40 metres. QSL via N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]
YB - Look for YB8VM/p, YB8XM/p, YC8VDT/p, YC8VFB/p, YD8VKF/p, YD8VRA/p,
YD8VRS/p and YD8VSR/p to be QRV from Saparua Island (OC-070) on
12-15 October. [TNX JN6RZM]
YB - Budi, YF1AR ( and Fan, YB0AI will be active as
YF1AR/7 (QSL via N2OO) and YB0AI/7 (QSL via home call) from
Sebatik Island (OC-295) on 23-28 October, including activity
during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They will be QRV on 40-10 metres
mainly SSB. This will be the first operation from the Indonesian
side of Sebatik, and it will count as a new one for the Nusantara
Award (the Indoensian Islands Award: [TNX
YB - The YE5R expedition to the Anambas Islands (OC-108) [425DXN 1167]
has been postponed to sometime between 10 and 20 November
(possibly 14-19 November). A large team (YB1AR, YB1HK, YB4IR,
YE6YE, YF1AR and YG5TZ) is expected to participate in the
expedition. QSL via YB4IR. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX

ANTARCTICA ---> Massimo, IW0HEU will be working at the Mario Zucchelli
Station, Antarctica after mid-October until at least 31 January 2014. He
plans to be QRV as IA0MZ in his spare time, typically between 17.30-18.30
UTC around 14333 kHz. QSL via IW0EFA, bureau preferred. [TNX I1HYW]

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

NCDXF CONTRIBUTION CHALLENGE ---> The Northern California DX Foundation
( is pleased to announce the establishment of the W7OO
Contribution Challenge. Long-time DXer Bill Everett, W7OO, has issued a
challenge to the worldwide DX community to contribute to NCDXF: Bill will
match contributions received by NCDXF from October 15 to the end of
December 2013. [TNX W0GJ]

QSL JY9FC ---> Boris, E73Y reports that the QSL cards for Jovica, JY9FC
have arrived from the printer. All of the direct requests received so far
(by mail and through Club Log's OQRS) were processed on 5 October.

QSL ZC4LI ---> Phil, G3SWH has managed to obtain copies of the late Steve
Hodgson's logs (ZC4LI, 5B4AHA, ZD8LII and G0LII) from his widow and should
be able to confirm any outstanding QSOs. All logs have been previously
uploaded to LoTW, and there will be log searches available shortly at "I understand that Steve's widow has already returned to
their sender any unanswered QSL requests at the time of his death", Phil
says. "Anyone in that situation should re-apply to me". Steve was not a
member of the RSGB, and Phil is unable to process any bureau requests

+ SILENT KEYS + Robert W. Ford, who operated from Tibet as AC4RF on
1948-50, passed away on 20 September at 90 years of age. "His fascinating
autobiography, 'Wind Between the Worlds', published in 1957 and available
as a free Internet Archive ( download, describes his
time and travails in Tibet and how his radio work nearly cost him his
life". [TNX ARRL]
Other recently reported Silent keys include Ulrich Mauer (DK9UMA), Robert B
Block (K6LX), Richard N. Olson (K9BWI), Billy W. Putnam (W3EL) and Les
Himing (ZL3BG), as well as Raleigh "Lee" Shaklee (W6BH), one of the
co-founders of the Northern California DX Foundation, and Panos Gkekas
(SY2ALT), eighteen-year-old son of Vangelis, SV2BFN.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0TM, 5W0TH, 9A/OM5AW (EU-136),
9G5TT, 9H3MMM, 9M4SLL, A35UD, A52SV, A71CM, A71CT, C31CT, CP4BT, CQ9D
(AF-046), CU5AQ, D2QR, EJ0PL (EU-006), ES1QD, F9IE/VK/p (OC-136), FO/UT6UD,
FR4NT, GM3VLB/p (EU-123), GX5M (EU-120), H40IOTA, H44AJ (OC-285), H44IOTA,
(NA-223), HQ8S (NA-035), HV0A, JG8NQJ/JD1 (OC-073), JY5HX, K4N, K6VVA/KL7
(NA-050), K8GI/4 (NA-058), KG4RX,KG4TO,KL7NWR (NA-064), MD0CCE, MU0FAL, N4OW
(NA-141), NE1RD/1 (NA-148), OH0/OH2FNZ, P29NO, PX8Z (SA-060), S79NU,
V5/DF2UU, V63DDD (OC-010), V85TL, VE2CSI, VK5CE/p (OC-261), VP2ETE,
(OC-245), YB3MM/7 (OC-166), YB3MM/p (OC-217), YB3MM/p (OC-237), YC9MLL
(OC-151), YV5EED, YW5X (SA-054), ZB2JK.




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