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Friday, November 8, 2013

09 November 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1175
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B8 - Serge, UU5WW ( will be active holiday style as
3B8/UU5WW from Mauritius Island (AF-049) on 17-30 November. He
will operate mainly CW on 80-10 metres running low power into
simple antennas, and will take part in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
All of the QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau and LoTW. Direct
cards should be sent to K2PF (OQRS on Club Log).
4S - Radio Society of Sri Lanka's special event station 4S0CGM will be
active on 10-17 November for the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting that will be held in Colombo. QSL via bureau or
direct to RSSL, P.O. Box 907, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
9H - Olaf DL4HG (9H3OG) and Holger DL5XAT (9H3TX) will be active from
Malta (EU-023) on 17-25 November. They will participate in the CQ
WW DX CW Contest as 9H3TX (M/2), and will concentrate on 30, 17
and 12 metres CW and RTTY outside the contest. QSL via home calls,
direct and bureau.
9M6 - Once again Saty, JE1JKL will participate in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest as 9M6NA (SOAB HP) from Labuan Island (OC-133), East
Malaysia. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Email
requests for bureau cards can be sent to 9m6na[@] [TNX
DL - DK7LV, DL2VFR, DL2YBG, DL4BBH and DL7UXG will operate SSB and CW
as DM50IOTA from Usedom Island (EU-129) on 15-18 November. QSL via
bureau, or direct to DL2VFR. [TNX]
F - On 27 November 1923 Leon Deloy, 8AB from Nice (France) made the
first two-way transatlantic QSO with Fred Schnell (1MO) in the
USA. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of that event, F5KBM (Radio
Club de Wimereux) will be active as TM8AB on 22-24 November. [TNX
FG - Members of the FG4KI Radio Club (namely FG1PP, FG4NW, FG8NY and
FG8OJ) will be active as TO0MT from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 18
November to 1 December for the arrival of the solo transatlantic
yachtrace "Mini Transat". QSL via LoTW and eQSL. [TNX NG3K]
FJ - Georg, DK7LX be active as FJ/DK7LX from St. Barthelemy (NA-146)
from 16 November to 6 December. He will operate mainly CW and RTTY
on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
FM - Dimitry, UT5UGR will be active as FM/KL7WA from Martinique
(NA-107) on 18-26 November. He will participate in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest as TO7A. QSL via UT5UGR. [TNX DX World]
FS - Once again John, K9EL will be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin
(NA-105) on 19-28 November. He will be QRV on 160-10 metres and
will participate in the CQ WW CW Contest. QSL via home call. Daily
uploads to Club Log and LoTW are planned. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
J8 - The new dates for the J88HL operation from St. Vincent (NA-109)
[425DXN 1163] are from 15 November to 1 December. A polish team
will have at least three stations active 24/7 on 160-10 metres CW,
SSB and RTTY, with a serious effort on the low bands. They will
also have equipment for 6 metres. QSL route to be announced;
logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. Bookmark
for updates. [TNX SP6EQZ]
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Island
(AS-008) on 21-25 November (40-10 metres mainly SSB and CW, with
some activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest) and as JI3DST/6 from
Kuchino-Island (AS-049) from 28 December to 5 January (160-10
metres mainly SSB and CW). QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
JD1_oga- Toshi, JP1IOF is active as JD1YBT from Chichijima (AS-031),
Ogasawara until 15 November. QSL via JP1IOF (direct or bureau) and
LoTW. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
J7 - George K5KG (J75KG), Charlie K1XX (J79XX), Jim WI9WI (J79WI) and
Gus VO1MP (J79MP) will be active from Dominica (NA-101) on 16-25
November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as
J73A; outside the contest "some time will be devoted to SSB and
RTTY". QSL J73A via WI9WI (direct only), others via home call
(direct only). All logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
OX - Henning, OZ1BII ( will be active again as XP2I from
Greenland (NA-018) on 21-24 November. He will operate CW only and
will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via OZ1BII, direct
or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
P4 - Valery, R5GA will be active as P4/R5GA from Aruba (SA-036) on
16-26 November. He will operate mainly CW on 160-10 meters, with a
focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres. He will participate in the CQ WW DX
CW Contest as P40F. QSL via UA3DX. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ4 - W4PA, WF7T and N0AX will be active from Bonaire (SA-006) on 18-27
November. They will participate in the CW WW DX CW Contest as PJ4Q
(QSL via W4PA), while outside the contest they will concentrate on
160, 30, 17 and 12 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY - Fabio, PP5BZ will be active as ZW5W from Santana de Fora Island
(SA-088) on 6-9 December. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10
metres. QSL via PP5BZ. [TNX PT7WA]
PY0F - Andre, PP6ZZ/PY7CW will be back to Fernando de Noronha (SA-003)
on 11-26 November. He will be QRV as PY0FF, including an entry in
the CQ WW CW Contest. QSL via W9VA. [TNX The Daily DX]
S7 - Cesare, I0WDX will be active as S79WDX from La Digue (AF-024),
Seychelles on 12-23 November. He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres.
QSL via I0WDX (direct only) and LoTW.
TA0/LZ3ND, and TA0/LZ5VK will operate SSB and CW from Bozcaada
(AS-099) on 19-25 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX
CW Contest as TC0A (QSL via TA2TX or LZ1NK). They have a website
at [TNX NG3K]
UA - Look for R9OOO/0, RA1ZZ/0, RA3AV/0 and UA9KW/0 to be active from
the village of Batagai-Alyta, Yakutia in the rarest Russian
District YA-38 from 26 November to 3 December. They will be QRV on
80-10 metres CW and SSB. All of the QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau. The website for the Russian Districts
Award can be found at [TNX DX World]
V4 - Andy, N2NT will be active as V47NT from St. Kitts (NA-104) on
17-26 November, and as V47T during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL
for both callsigns via W2RQ. [TNX NG3K]
VP2V - Look for VP2V/N3DXX to be active from Tortola, British Virgin
Islands (NA-023) on 19-29 November, including an entry in the CQ
WW DX CW Contest. QSL via NR6M. [TNX NG3K]
VU - Special callsign AU2GIR will be used on 9-10 November by a team
operating from the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
in Gujarat, India. Look for activity on 28550, 21280, 21310,
14150, 14220, 7035, 7070 and 7150 kHz. See for QSL
XE - A team of eight (namely Ismael XE1AY, Gustavo XE1KKK, David
XE1REW, Enrique XE2AA, Juan Manuel XE2AI, Jorge XE2AMS, Benjamin
XE2AU and Juan XE2AY) will be active as XF1T from Isla Cocinas
(NA-189) on 14-17 March 2014. QSL via IT9EJW; logsearch and OQRS
on Club Log. [TNX IT9EJW]
XV - Mats, SM6LRR (RM2D) will be active as XV2LRR from Vietnam from 29
November to 14 December. He will operate holiday style on 40-10
metres CW and SSB. Logsearch on Club Log, QSL via LoTW only ("with
some possible paper cards to be printed later", he says,
information will be published on "if and when available").
XZ - Zorro, JH1AJT and his group (DJ9ZB, E20NKB, E21EIC, JA1DXA,
JA1TRC, K3LP, N6PSE, PP5XX, PY2NDX and VR2KF) will be active as
XZ1J from Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 15-26 November. They plan to set
up three to four stations, and operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10
metres. This will be the third and final run for 2013 from XZ
land. Please use the OQRS provided by Club Log for QSLling.

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

DXCC DEADLINE ---> The deadline for the 2013 DXCC Annual and Honor Roll
listings is approaching. In order to appear in these listings, your
submission must be postmarked by 31 December 2013. At present, there are
340 current Entities on the ARRL DXCC List; Honor Roll entry level is 331
current Entities. The listings will be published in the DXCC Yearbook,
available on line as part of the Digital version of "QST" for the month of
August. Hard copies of the Yearbook can be purchased from DXCC for USD 8.00
(USA) and USD 12.00 (non-USA). Further information can be found on the
ARRL's DXCC Blog page (

DXCC NEWS ---> T6SM (Afghanistan, operations beginning 14 August 2012 to
current) has been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 11,547 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2003-12), the 61 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-69), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases & TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged - please visit

QSL ZC4LI ---> Phil, G3SWH has uploaded to both LoTW and Club Log all the
logs that he has been able to find for 5B4/G0LII, 5B4AHA, C4C, G0LII, G7G,
G8G, M0ADU, MX0ADU and ZD8LII. Logsearches for these calls are available on The late Steve Hodgson, ZC4LI was not an RSGB member, and
paper QSLs are only available direct (by traditional mail or via the OQRS
facility on Phil's website). "I am still working on the log for ZC4LI",
Phil says, "as it consists of several hundred individual files in a variety
of different formats and it is taking a lot of time to convert it to a
single format. It should be available in a few weeks time". [TNX G3SWH]

VK5CE IOTA ACTIVITY FOR 2014 ---> "Thoughts are now turning to 2014
activity", Craig VK5CE says. "Basically I should be able to do in 2014 what
I have done in 2013 - namely a rare, remote and isolated IOTA by myself
(similar to this year's OC-255) and a less rare but still wanted IOTA
packaged into a DXpedition/family vacation (similar to this year's OC-261).
It all depends on individual and club sponsorship to offset the costs. I'm
letting people be involved in the decision making process by inviting
everyone to visit"

YW5RYL ---> The 7-10 November activity from Los Roques (SA-035) [425DXN
1173] has been postponed until further notice owing to circumstances beyond
the operators' control.

+ SILENT KEY + Andrei Stchislenok, NP3D/EW1AR (ex UC2AFZ, RC2AR, AA3BG and
NC2N) passed away unexpectedly on 4 November at 55 years of age. First
licensed in 1980, he operated from several countries, and took successfully
part in many major contests.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0VB, 3V8SS, 4J3DJ, 4K0VB,
4L0B, 4O/UA3RF/p (EU-163), 4S7YSG, 5A1AL, 5H3ME, 5N6/YL2SW, 5R8VB, 5U5U,
5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 6O0LA, 6V7S, 7O6T, 7Q7VB, 7Z7AB, 8R1AK, 9H1SP, 9J2VB,
9U0VB, 9X0VB, 9X0ZM, A35JP/H (OC-169), A52IVU, C31KC, C37AC, C91VB,
DU1/JA3FJE, E44PM, E73DPR, EG3INT/7 (EU-152), EU1A, FO5QB, GB1H, GB1T,
GX4KPT, H44S (OC-285), HB0/DL2SBY, HC8/G8OFQ, IP1T (EU-083), J20VB, JY4CI,
JY9FC, K4L (NA-067), K6VVA/KL7 (NA-050), KL7RRC (NA-059), LU/UA4WHX,
PJ4/G3TXF, PZ5RA, R20RRC/0 (AS-062), SM5CKV/p (EU-177), ST2VB, SU9VB,
SV9/SV2FPU (EU-187), T88NC, T8GM, TG9ADM, TK0INT (EU-010), TL0A, TO2TT,
XZ1Z, YB3MM/p (OC-217), YB8BRI/p (OC-236), YW5X (SA-054), Z21LV, Z24EA,




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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