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Friday, October 31, 2014

Monthly DX Report 01.11.2014 - 30.11.2014

22.10.2014 12.11.2014 3B8 Mauritius (AF-049) Olof, G0CKV.

16.11.2014 22.11.2014 3B9 Rodrigues Island by Olof, G0CKV.

25.11.2014 24.12.2014 3W Tony, KM0O.

19.10.2014 09.11.2014 5B Cyprus (AS-120) by Hellmuth, DG1BH.

20.10.2014 04.11.2014 5R Nosy Be Island (AF-057) by an international Team. QSL via IK2VUC direct, buro, OQRS.
03.11.2014 12.12.2014 5R Saint Marie Island (AF-090) by Eric, F6ICX.

01.11.2014 13.11.2014 6W Sigi, DL7DF.
26.11.2014 17.12.2014 6Y Armin, DK9PY.

29.10.2014 11.11.2014 8Q Kuredu Island (AS-013) by George, GM0IIO. QSL only direct.

07.11.2014 09.11.2014 9M2 Pangkor Island (AS-072) by Piju 9M2PJU, Rizal 9M2RDX, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Wak Mit 9M2TPT, Rosli 9M2RHQ, Zamri 9W2NMX, Ikmal 9W2EDU, Mat Meran 9W2VVN, Weerut 9W2RUT, Kopok 9W2JDY, and Izat 9W2RI.

23.09.2014 05.11.2014 9N Joël, F3CJ.
31.10.2014 20.11.2014 9N Toshi, JA8BMK.

26.11.2014 01.12.2014 9Y Nick/VE3EY.

04.11.2014 10.11.2014 CE Mocha Island (SA-061) by Mark/LU7CAW and Martin/LU9EFO.

23.11.2014 28.11.2014 CE0Y Easter Island (SA-001) by Gerben, PG5M.
19.11.2014 27.11.2014 CE0Z Juan Fernandez Island (SA-005) by Felipe, CE5WQO.

13.10.2014 09.11.2014 E5/SC Rarotonga (OC-013) by Bill, N7OU.

02.11.2014 16.11.2014 FG By members of Radio Club FG4KI.

29.10.2014 20.11.2014 FR Reunion Island (AF-016) by Stephane/F5UOW and Alain/F8FUA.

30.10.2014 10.11.2014 FR/T Tromelin Island (AF-035) by F5UFX, FM5CD, F5CWU, F4AJQ, F5ROP ans F4BKV. QSL via F5CWU.
20.11.2014 02.12.2014 FS St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) by John, K9EL.

29.10.2014 04.11.2014 GJ Rich/M5RIC and Jack/G8DX.

19.11.2014 23.11.2014 HI Saona Island (NA-122) by member of the Hotel India DX Club. QSL via M0URX.
25.09.2014 22.11.2014 HK Lothar, DK8LRF.

26.11.2014 09.12.2014 HK0 Tim, LW9EOC.

22.11.2014 06.12.2014 J3 Grenada (NA-024) by Robert, DL7VOA.

22.11.2014 06.12.2014 J3 Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) by Rob, DL7VOA.

22.11.2014 06.12.2014 J3 Grenada (NA-024) by Rob, DL7VOA.

15.10.2014 15.12.2014 JD/M Marcus Island (OC-073, JCG 10007) by Take, JG8NQJ. QSL via JA8CJY.
05.11.2014 18.11.2014 KH8 Cliff/KD6XH, John/N7CQQ, Mike/N9NS and Paul/W8AEF.

25.11.2014 02.12.2014 PJ4 Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) by John/K4BAI, Jeff/KU8E, Dennis/K2SX, Leslie/W2LK and Hans/PJ4LS.
25.11.2014 02.12.2014 PJ4 Bonaire Island (SA-006) by Alex, PY2SEX. QSL via DL1NX.
29.09.2014 02.11.2014 PJ5 Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) by Mike, G4IUF.

25.10.2014 02.11.2014 PJ7 Sint Maarten (NA-105) by Jeff, K5WE.

21.11.2014 24.11.2014 PY Cardoso Island (SA-024, DIB SP-07) [ZX2CA] and Bom Abrigo Island and Lighthouse (SA-024, ARLHS-BRA-013, DIB-SP-05, DFB-SP-03) [PW2BA] by Marcelo/PY2AE, Murilo/PY2DS, João/PU2KKE, Willian/PU2XIZ and Fábio/PU2KFL. QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS direct. QSL PW2BA via PY2AE direct.

03.11.2014 30.11.2014 S7 Seychelles Islands (AF-024) by Heli/DD0VR.

23.11.2014 01.12.2014 TA Bozcaada Island (AS-099) by Nick/LZ1NK, Christo/LZ3FN, Plamen/LZ1DCW, Llian/LZ1CNN, Nick/LZ3ND, Nasko/LZ3YY, Yasar/TA3D, Mustafa/TA2TX, Miroslav/LZ1MBU and Krasi/LZ2UW.
29.09.2014 12.11.2014 V4 St. Kitts (NA-104) by John, W5JON.

26.11.2014 02.12.2014 V4 Dave, WJ2O.
29.10.2014 11.11.2014 V5 Sebastian, OE3SZA.

28.11.2014 04.12.2014 V6 Pohnpei Island (OC-010) by Sho/JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Akio/JA7ZP (V63ZP).

07.11.2014 10.11.2014 V6 Phonpei Island (OC-010) by Shinji/JF2SDR and Nobuaki/JA0JHQ.

29.10.2014 04.11.2014 V6 Naoki, JS3LSQ.

05.11.2014 10.11.2014 V8 Kyoko/JR3MVF, Evelyne/F5RPB, Ruth/IT9ESZ and Waltraud/DJ6U. QSL via DJ6US.

02.10.2014 17.11.2014 VE Igloolik Island (NA-174) by David, VE3VID.

18.10.2014 01.11.2014 VK9X Christmas Island (OC-002) by Bob/SP2EBG, YL Gala/SP2GKS, Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF and Roman/SP9FOW. QSL via SP6EQZ.
23.11.2014 30.11.2014 VP2E Anguilla (NA-022) by Masa, JN3NFQ. QSL via JA1HGY.
03.11.2014 10.11.2014 VP9 Bermuda (NA-005) by Bill, K2HVN.

03.11.2014 13.11.2014 VU4 Greate Nicobar Island (AS-033) by Krish/W4VKU (VU2VKU), Pai/VU2PAI, and Chetz/VU3DMP. QSL via W4VKU.
15.11.2014 30.11.2014 VU4 Neil Island (AS-001) by Krish/W4VKU (VU2VKU), Prasad/VU2PTT, Pai/VU2PAI, Nandu/VU2NKS, Kumar/VU2BGS, Chetan/VU3DMP, Deepak/VU2CDP, Sangeeth/A45WH (VU2WH), Kiran/VU3KPL and Aravind/VU2ABS. QSL via W4VKU.
14.11.2014 16.11.2014 W Galveston Island (NA-043, USI TX-001S) by Joe, K5KUA.

17.11.2014 02.12.2014 XT Harald, DF2WO. QSL via M0OXO.

22.10.2014 01.11.2014 XX9 Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, Veronica/EA7JQS, Jose/EB5BBM, David/EB7DX and Oleg/US7UX.
07.11.2014 09.11.2014 YV Islas Piritu (SA-090, ARLHS VEN-046, WLOTA LH3032) by members of the "Grupo DX Caracas" radio club. QSL via DM4TI.

17.11.2014 02.12.2014 ZD8 Marko, N5ZO. QSL via OH0XX.

27.11.2014 01.12.2014 ZF Cayman Islands (NA-016) by Henning, OZ1BII.

02.11.2014 09.11.2014 ZK2 Alan/VK4WR and Graeme/VK4FI. QSL direct to VK4FI.

Print overview
ARLP044 Propagation de K7RA

QST de W1AW 
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 44  ARLP044
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  October 31, 2014
To all radio amateurs

ARLP044 Propagation de K7RA

Strong solar activity continued this week, with average daily
sunspot numbers rising 36 points to 119.9 and average daily solar
flux up 24 points to 198. The X-Ray background flux from GOES-15 has
ranged from C1.2 to C2.6 since October 19. RWC Prague predicts a
range from B2.0 to C1.5 from October 31 through November 6.

You can see daily X-ray flux at
each day the number of new sunspot regions which appeared, and on
October 30 there were four new regions and the sunspot number was
121. This is the highest number of new regions to appear on any day
since August 14, when there were four, on December 31, 2013 when
there were also four new ones, and August 7, 2013, and April 5 2013.
Way back on January 4, 2013 five new regions appeared in one day.

If you are recording solar flux and sunspot data into a personal
archive, you will be happy to know that the DRAO site in Penticton
has their archive of solar flux data now current, and updated three
times per day. You can find it at
the html copy. The data has been updated infrequently over the past
couple of months.

You can also download an update from of the data file for Scott
Craig's solar data plotting utility. A new data file through October
29, 2014 is now up. It replaces the April 3, 2014 file. You can
update the data file weekly using Scott's program with new copies of
this bulletin. This gives you daily solar flux and sunspot numbers
stretching back over a quarter century, to January 1, 1989.

The Solar Data Plotting Utility only runs on the Windows operating
system, on all versions through Windows Xp. I currently use it in Xp
mode in Windows 7.

Our updated prediction has daily solar flux at 130 on October 31
through November 2, 125 on November 3-4, 120 on November 5-7, 160 on
November 8, 165 on November 9-10, 175 on November 11-12, then
peaking at 200 on November 19-20, and reaching a low of 110 on
December 12.

Predicted planetary A index is 12 on October 30, 8 on October 31
through November 4, 12 on November 5, 8 on November 6-7, 5 on
November 8-9, 8 on November 10-11, then 5 and 8 on November 12-13,
12 on November 14-15, then 22, 15 and 10 on November 16-18, and 8 on
November 19-21.

OK1HH sees quiet to unsettled geomagnetic conditions on October 31,
quiet conditions November 1, mostly quiet November 2, quiet to
unsettled November 3, quiet on November 4, quiet to active November
5, active to disturbed November 6, mostly quiet November 7, quiet to
unsettled November 8, quiet November 9, mostly quiet November 10-11,
quiet to unsettled November 12, mostly quiet November 13-14, quiet
to unsettled November 15, mostly quiet November 16, active to
disturbed November 17, quiet to active November 18, quiet to
unsettled November 19, mostly quiet November 20-22, quiet on
November 23, quiet to active November 24, and back to quiet on
November 25-26.

Conditions should be good this weekend for ARRL CW Sweepstakes. It
begins at 2100 UTC Saturday, November 1 and runs until 0259 UTC
Monday, but is limited to 24 hours. This is the weekend that
Daylight Saving Time ends so for those of us on the West Coast, that
actually runs from 2:00 PM PDT Saturday until 6:59 PM PST Sunday.
UTC Time is constant, so don't worry about any notion of gaining an
hour that the rest of the country considers when moving the clocks
back by 60 minutes on Sunday at 2:00 AM local time.

The Phone weekend for ARRL Sweepstakes is two weeks later.

If you are not a contester, it might be fun to give out contacts to
the bleary eyed hungry hordes in the last few hours of the event
when things have quieted down and those still participating are
desperate for new ones. You should get plenty of attention. For more

Often late in the contest casual operators showing up this late may
be confused about their ARRL Section, and give their state instead.
For most states, this works, but in some states it is a bit more
complicated. Check
for a map, and you'll see that California is divided into nine

For a more detailed description, check

A week ago on October 24 Fred Honnold, KH7Y sent this: "Yesterday
starting at 2200 UTC worked many W6 and W7 stations some were 20
over S9 on 6 meters. I also worked TX, OK, NM, AZ and NV, all F2
propagation. I was spotted by JA, BV during this opening on back
scatter. Also many XE1, 2 and PY, LU, CX, ZP, CE worked and later on
in the evening VK, DU, ZL, and KG6."

Today Fred reported: "6 meters has been open every day, good
openings in the morning to South America, Some to the southern part
of the mainland. So far this month W6, W7, W5, XE1, 2 and 3, HK,
PJ4, CX, ZP, CP, LU, PY, CE, ZL, YJ0, VK, DU, 9M2, KG6, V73, FK8,
E51, T30, JA. So October has been great on 6 meters from KH6.

"The Sun sure went crazy there for 6 days or so. Looks like it is
going back to sleep. Will be interesting to see what next March,
April will bring. Those long path QSOs are really fun to make."

James French, W8ISS of Lincoln Park, Michigan sent this message last
Saturday: "I posted a picture I took last Thursday during the
partial eclipse. Even for what I got, you can easily see Sunspot
grouping 2192 there.


"Taken with a Samsung M575 cell phone held up to the eyepiece of a
4-inch Meade Reflector."

An interesting article about magnetic reconnection converting
magnetic energy into explosive particle energy, came from Jim
Henderson, KF7E of Queen Creek, Arizona:

Scott Bidstrup, TI3/W7RI, wrote: "Here's an item that suggests
recent research is explaining the mechanisms behind solar flares,
and may make it possible to predict solar flares themselves, not
just the probability of them."

On October 26 Scott Bidstrup also wrote, "Propagation here in the
equatorial region has been much improved with the recent spate of
solar activity - the recent series of flares from the giant sunspot
region 2192 has raised the 304a radiation from the Sun, along with
long-wave X-radiation, and the F2 layer has responded accordingly.
The 10m PSK window has looked like the 20m window usually does -
packed wall to wall with digimode signals, mostly Europeans, but
with a lot of W4s and W5s as well. The rest of the upper HF bands
have been similarly crowded. Sure is good to see all those strong
signals after the recent doldrums.

"The presence of a lot of Stateside signals on 10m here has bode
well for 6 meters - JAs working into LU, CX and CE have become
almost a nightly occurrence. Remi, FK8CP, with his usual
persistence, has been working a lot of stations throughout the
Americas, Canada all the way to Chile, and there have been
occasional contacts between VK/ZL stations and the west coast of the
U.S. Last night, Remi's signal here in Costa Rica was an S9 for more
than two hours on and off.

"6m transequatorial openings from the Caribbean and Central America
into South America have been happening nightly, to the point where
the activity has dropped off noticeably simply because of everyone
having worked everyone else already - several times, in fact.
Occasionally, openings have begun as early as ten in the morning
till well past bedtime, on and off. On the DX maps, I've been seeing
occasional 6m contacts ducted along the Transequatorial Anomaly, too
- though, sadly, none have happened from here in Costa Rica. We've
even had a few Es openings from here into Venezuela and the Windward
Islands, though. Phil, TI5/N5BEK, reports hearing the PR8ZIX beacon
from mid-morning until late in the day, almost every day. It's so
frequent, he rarely bothers to even spot it anymore.

"73 from Costa Rica where it's finally drying out. The rainy season
is ending. Thank goodness! I can get some antenna work done!"

More 6 meter news from Rich Zwirko, K1HTV: "On October 21, with the
SFI hovering just below 200 we had some 6 Meter TEP to South
America. From my FM18ap Virginia QTH I worked two stations in
Uruguay, CX8DS on SSB and CX9AU on CW. Also heard were the LU2EE/B
and LU7YSb CW beacons.

"The following UTC day, October 22nd will be one that I will long
remember. I was chasing W1AW/7 and W1AW/8 on the HF bands when I
noticed a DX Cluster spot from WZ8D in Ohio that he had just worked
a New Caledonia station on 6 Meters. I tuned to 50.110 MHz and there
was FK8CP on CW. A quick call and at 0324Z (11:24 EDT, Oct 21) FK8CP
was in the K1HTV log. Remi was my 6M DXCC country #155. I quickly
called W3LPL in MD and a few minutes later Frank worked FK8CP, as
well as did his neighbor Bernie, W3UR, both in FM19.

"A few minutes later FK8CP, now on SSB, was on a different frequency
calling CQ. I called Remi on SSB and he said, 'You are already in my
log.' He continued calling CQ North America on both CW and SSB. His
signal varied from just at the noise level to S4. Remi was last
heard at my FM18ap Virginia QTH at 0415Z. In all, FK8CP was heard
here, for 55 minutes!

"Later that same Oct. 22 UTC date around 2340Z I heard ZL1RS on CW
for about 10 seconds. Dave, N4DB, who is 102 miles south of me heard
ZL1RS for about 2 minutes and was able to work him. Thirty-five
minutes later Dave also worked FK8CP. At that time I could hear
nothing from FK8CP. Talk about the 6 Meter spotlight effect! The
Magic Band can be that way.

"A few days later on October 25th on 6 Meters I worked CT1HZE and
EA4SV. Not sure if it was F2 because I was also hearing the VO1SEP/B
CW beacon at the same time, leading me to think that it may have
been Es propagation. With the SFI varying from around 180 to 218 for
over a week I wouldn't be surprised to see some loud E-W F2 skip
coming into the Mid-Atlantic area in the next week or so. Hope so!"

And finally, Jon Jones, N0JK wrote, "One unusual occurrence this
October has been the prevalence of sporadic-E propagation on 6
meters. There has been sporadic-E on a majority of the days so far
this month. A particularly intense Es opening on 6 meters took place
on Monday morning October 27. Es was present over 4 hours from the
Midwest states to New England, New York and New Jersey on 6 meters.
The 8 watt N2GHR/B FN30 beacon 50.078 MHz was solid copy during this
period for me in EM28, and K2MUB FN20 was 40 dB over S-9. This
opening created some Es links to F2 earlier for stations in New
England to Europe. Es was spotted between W1 and VO1, and then W1
stations linked on to western Europe.

"On Wednesday evening (October 29 UTC), a sporadic-E cloud over
western Nebraska set up an Es link from W8, W9 and W0 on via TEP to
FK8CP on 6. Many northern 8, 9 and 0 stations were able to work New
Caledonia that evening. W9RM DM58 heard the eastern stations via Es,
he is on the great circle path from them on out to FK8. The October
sporadic-E created interesting DX opportunities for many 6 meter

"Typically sporadic-E is very rare on 6 meters in October, only the
month of March has less Es.

"To clarify I am referring to sporadic-E propagation on 50 MHz in
the northern hemisphere mid-latitudes. Not aurora associated Es,
equatorial Es or in the southern hemisphere.

"I am unsure of any direct connection between the higher solar flux
and solar activity and the sporadic-E occurrence. The higher solar
flux did raise F2 MUFs and brought the TEP zone where 50 MHz signals
may be propagated further north."

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at,

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page 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 October 23 through 29 were 126, 147, 115, 138,
120, 109, and 84, with a mean of 119.9. 10.7 cm flux was 227.1,
217.8, 219.3, 216.6, 187.8, 167.2, and 150.4, with a mean of 198.
Estimated planetary A indices were 11, 11, 10, 12, 14, 14, and 9,
with a mean of 11.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 8, 9, 9,
11, 15, 11, and 7, with a mean of 10.

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01 November 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1226
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7X     - 7V60R, 7V7V, 7W9A and 7Y9A will be the  Amateurs  Radio  Algeriens'
         (7X2ARA) official stations celebrating the 60th anniversary of  the
         Algerian Revolution  from  1  November  through  31  December.  See for further information.
9M2    - The new dates for the 9M2SE operation from Pangkor Island  (AS-072)
         [425DXN 1225] are 8-9 November (from 00 UTC  to  00  UTC).  9M2PJU,
         9M2RHQ, 9W2EDU, 9W2JDY, 9W2MNW, 9W2NMX and 9W2VVN will  operate  CW
         and SSB on 40-10 metres with two stations. QSL  direct  to  9M2RDX.
         [TNX 9M2PJU]
CE     - Depending on weather, Mark LU7CAW and Martin LU9EFO will be  active
         as CE5/LU7CAW and CE5/LU9EFO from Mocha  Island  (SA-061)  on  4-10
         November. QSL for both calls via F4BHW (direct only) or home  calls
         (bureau). [TNX DX World]
E6     - Once again Alan, VK4WR (E6RQ) and  Graeme,  VK4FI  (E6SG)  will  be
         active from Niue (OC-040) on 2-9 November. Their  main  focus  will
         be on 6 metres, with activity also on 40-10 metres SSB and CW.  QSL
         both calls via VK4FI. [TNX The Daily DX]
FG     - The Radio Club de la Basse Terre (FG4KI) and other  operators  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) will be active as TO4R  on  2-16  November  for
         the 10th Route du Rhum, the 3000-mile  single-handed  transatlantic
         yacht  race  between   St-Malo    (France)    and    Pointe-a-Pitre
         (Guadeloupe). QSL via FG1PP (direct  only),  LoTW  and  eQSL.  [TNX
FT/T   - A seventh operator, Gil F4FET,  has  joined  F4AJQ,  F4BKV,  F5CWU,
         F5ROP, F5UFX  and  FM5CD  for  the  FT4TA  DXpedition  to  Tromelin
         (AF-031) until 10 November [425DXN 1221].    Announced  frequencies
         are 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10115, 14023,  18079,  21023, 24894,  28023
         and 50105 (CW); 3790,  7082, 14185, 18130, 21285, 24955, 28485  and
         50105 (SSB); 10142,  14080, 18099, 21080,  24912 and  28080 (RTTY).
         OQRS for direct and bureau  cards on  Club Log; traditional  direct
         and  bureau requests  via F1NGP. The  FT4TA log will be uploaded to
         LoTW  after six months. See for updates.
J7     - Seth, SM0XBI will be active again as J79XBI from Dominica  (NA-101)
         between 6 November and 5 March 2015. He plans  to  operate  SSB  on
         all bands. QSL via SM5DJZ, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW.  Logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
JD_oga - Nobuaki, JA0JHQ ( will  be  active  again
         as JD1BOW from Chichijima  (AS-031),  Ogasawara  on  1-3  November.
         Main activity will take place during the Ukrainian DX Contest  (1-2
         November); after the contest he plans to focus on 30, 17, 12  or  6
         metres, depending on conditions. QSL via JA0JHQ, direct or bureau.
JW     - Alexander, UA3IPL will be  active  again  as  JW/UA3IPL  from  from
         Spitsbergen  (EU-026),  Svalbard  for  4  months  starting  on   30
         October. He will operate SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and QRS CW  on  the
         HF bands. QSL direct to RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
PY     - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Serra dos  Orgaos  National
         Park, the Grupo de Radioamadores de Teresopolis will be  active  as
         ZW75PSO on 1-30 November. Expect activity on SSB,  CW  and  digital
         modes on the HF bands. QSL via PY2AA (bureau) or direct  to  GRATE,
         Caixa Postal 93407,  Teresopolis  -  RJ,  25961-970,  Brazil.  [TNX
UA_ant - Oleg ZS1ANF (UA1PBA), Slava RD3MX and Alex UA1PAW  will  be  active
         again as RI1ANR from  Novo  Runway,  Antarctica  from  November  to
         March 2015. They will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres. QSL  via
         RK1PWA. [TNX The Daily DX]
V6     - JF2SDR as V63PJ (QSL via home call, direct and bureau)  and  JF2XQP
         as V63NK (QSL via home call, direct  and  bureau)  will  be  active
         from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 7-10 November.  They  plan  to
         be QRV on 40-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV.
V8     - A group fo YL operators (DJ6US, F5RPB, IT9ESZ and JR3MVF)  will  be
         active as V84YL from Brunei on 5-10  November.  They  will  operate
         SSB and CW. QSL via DJ6US, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
VK9L   - The VK9DLX main team left the island a 3 UTC  on  30  October,  but
         two operators will remain on Lord Howe for a  few  more  days.  Joe
         DF7TH will depart on 4 November, while Robert  SP5XVY  will  depart
         on the 8th. They will continue "limited  operations  on  some  high
         bands". The OQRS on  Club  Log  will  be  opened  at  the  end  the
VP9    - Bill, K2HVN will be active as VP9/K2HVN from  Bermuda  (NA-005)  on
         3-10 November. He will operate CW (14040, 10115 and 18085 kHz)  and
         SSB (14260 and 18128 kHz). QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VU4    - "VU4KV plans are on track", Krish, W4VKU reported  on  25  October,
         and "all the hardware is already in  VU  waiting  to  be  shipped".
         This DXpedition will  consist  of  two  separate  operations,  both
         using the same callsign. Initially a small team will be  active  on
         3-4 bands CW and  SSB  from  Campbell  Bay,  Great  Nicobar  Island
         "anytime from 4 to 7 November  depending  on  the  arrival  of  the
         boat".  QRV  plans  for  the  larger  operation  from  Neil  Island
         (Andamans) are from 16 until 30 November. The Andaman  and  Nicobar
         Islands form one single DXCC Entity, but IOTA wise they  count  for
         two separate groups: AS-001 for the Andamans, and  AS-033  for  the
         very  rare  Nicobars.  Bookmark    for    further
         information and updates [TNX VU2CDP]

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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BOUVET ISLAND 2016 ---> Mark, ON4WW  has  been  granted  permission  by  the
Norwegian Polar Institute to land and stay at Cape Valdivia,  Bouvet  Island
for three months, from mid-January until mid-April 2016.  This  is  intended
to be a one-man amateur radio DXpedition, with a target of 100,000  CW,  SSB
and RTTY QSOs on the HF bands and daily log uploads to Club  Log,  LoTW  and
eQSL. "Whether or not this DXpedition will take place depends  on  the  next
big hurdle: funding", Mark says. A web page providing background information
and   full   details  including   the   funding  approach  is  available  at The email address to contact Mark with  regard
to the DXpedition is bouvet2016[@] [TNX ON4WW]

MY DX SUMMIT ---> "DX Summit is modernized for a second time around, and  MY
DX SUMMIT will now go online today [31 October, ed.] for  limited  dedicated
pre-user testing. We will welcome some 200 pre-users  who  are  prepared  to
try it out and provide immediate feedback to the development team.  The  aim
of this exercise is to serve as the final debug phase and  to  enhance  user
experience to maximum satisfaction before tens of  thousands  suddenly  fire
their browsers to help them in their future DX hunt. We  ask  you  if  would
you like to be one of the few to have this  experience  today?  If  you  say
'yes', please kindly be prepared not only to test but to  provide  a  timely
response. Send a note  to  radioarcala[@]  and  we  will  give  you
guidance to get started".

NAVASSA ISLAND 2015 ---> The new website for the K1N DXpedition  to  Navassa
Island [425DXN 1225] is up and running at,  and  will  be
updated often  as  more  information  becomes  available.  "We  should  have
specific dates shortly", it was published on 29 October, "but the  team  has
cleared their schedules to be available for the two week operation  starting
in late January 2015". Fundraising has begun; see the website  for  detailed
information on how to donate. [TNX W0GJ]

QSL 3B8BAE & 3B8FQ ---> Effective immediately, K5XK is  no  longer  the  QSL
manager for 3B8BAE  and 3B8FQ (also 3B6FQ and 3B7FQ). Cards should  be  sent
direct only to the address listed on [TNX K5XK]

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL  Centennial  stations  W1AW/0  from  Kansas  and
W1AW/7 from Washington to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 5  November
until 23.59 UTC on the 11th. In addition, W1AW/KH8 will be on the  air  from
American  Samoa  starting  on  2  November  for  about  12   days.  Complete
information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial  QSO    Party    can    be  found  at

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8HA       G0CKV       EE5M        EA5GF       P40S        K9QVB
3B9FR       M0OXO       EE5T        EA5URT      P40W        N2MM
3G1B        HA1AG       EE6E        EA6DD       PA200KN     PA1DV
3G3O        CE3OP       EE7Y        EC7WA       PA6SCOJESA  PA9LUC
3G3W        XQ4CW       EF1W        EA1WS       PG200KMAR   PA9LUC
3Z50AYP     SP7DQR      EF8S        OH2BYS      PH146EU     PD7YY
3Z6QRO      SP6JIU      EF8U        EA8URE      PI4A        PB1WB
4L0A        EA7FTR      EI1A        PA3249      PI4COM      PA3CAL
4L8A        K1BV        EI1Y        EI5JQ       PI4DX       PD1DX
4M5W        IT9DAA      EI7M        EI6HB       PI4M        PA0MBD
4O7CC       UA4CC       EI8GQB      PA3249      PJ2T        W3HNK
4U2U        4U1VIC      EK3GM       IK2QPR      PJ4DX       M0URX
4W/K7CO     K7CO        EM90WF      UR5WA       PJ4X        W1MD
4X7R        4X6OM       EN0U        UT7UT       PS1M        PY1MK
5B4AJC      UA3DX       ES5G        ES5TV       PS5A        PY5VC
5B4ALX      IZ4AMS      EY8MM       K1BV        PW2D        M0OXO
5Q1A        OZ5ESB      FK8CE       NI5DX       PX2A        PY2VM
5R8M        IK2VUC      FK8DD       NI5DX       PX2B        PY2LED
5R8SV       G3SWH       FM1HN       NI5DX       R73NLO      UA4CGR
5T0ITU      ON8RA       FM5EB       W3HNK       RI1ANC      RN1ON
5W0EF       W8AEF       FT4TA       F1NGP       RI1ANT      RW1AI
5W0XH       KD6XH       G2F         G8HDK       S0S         EA2JG
5Z4T        EA4YK       G7Y         M0ZDZ       S79K        G3NKC
6Y4K        VE3NE       G9V         M0PCB       SN0TOAW     SP3PGR
7X2BDX      IK2DUW      GA5CX       GM3YTS      SN1956PW    SP3PGR
7X4RJ       EB7DX       GA5M        GM4ZNC      SN2B        SP3CGK
8P2K        KU9C        GJ8DX       G8DX        SN5X        SP5GRM
8P5A        NN1N        GM2T        GM4UYZ      SN650B      SQ9CAQ
8P9EH       EA4GLI      GM3F        GM4FDM      SN8W        SP8CUW
8Q7OO       GM0IIO      GM5X        N3SL        SO9Q        SP9QMP
8S0C        SM0MPV      GW5R        GW3YDX      SO9T        SQ9ORQ
9A1P        9A2RD       GW9T        GW6NLP      SP8R        SP8YB
9H3AY       G3SDG       GZ5Y        GM4SSA      SU8JOTA     SM5AQD
9K2GS       EA5KB       H2T         5B4XF       SV0GU       DL4SV
9M2PJU      K2AU        HB9H        HB9CXZ      SV0JQ       DK2PZ
9M2SE       9M2RDX      HB9OK       HB9OCR      SV0XCC/9    LZ1YE
9M2SM       9M2GET      HC0E        HC1JQ       SX1EU       SV1GRM
9M2TO       JA0DMV      HG6N        HA6KNB      SX2V        SV2GJV
9M4CBP      9M6MZ       HG7T        HA7TM       SX3B        SV1BDO
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      HI3CC       W2CCW       SZ3P        SV3CYL
9M4SJJ      9W2BUG      HI3K        KB2MS       SZ4SRM      SV4FFL
9M4WSB      9W2PD       HK1NA       K6IPM       T42R        EA7FTR
9N7CJ       F3CJ        HL0S        HL2CFY      T46A        EA5GL
9V1YC       W5UE        HO1C        HP1CQ       T48K        DK1WI
9Y4W        DL4MDO      HO2C        HP2BWJ      T88HZ       TA1HZ
A43JOTA     A47OS       HS0ZKX      W2EN        T88WJ       JS3LSQ
A45WH       NI5DX       HS50RAST    E21EIC      TC29EKM     YM1KD
A60JOTA     IZ8CLM      HZ1FI       DL2RMC      TC2BC       DL7BC
A61CK       IZ8CLM      HZ1MOP      HZ1HN       TC3P        TA3X
A61ZX       IZ8CLM      HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      TC6JAM      TA2ANI
A65BP       UA6MF       IB9T        IT9TQH      TC7V        M0OXO
A65DR       N4GNR       IG9R        IK8HCG      TF3CW       LX1NO
A73A        A71A        II2S        IZ2FOS      TF3EO       G3SWH
AH0BT       7L1FPU      II8RJP      IK8PXZ      TG9AJR      NR6M
AH0K        OH6GDX      II9K        IT9HBT      TI5M        TI2KAC
AH2R        JH7QXJ      II9P        IT9CHU      TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
B1Z         EA7FTR      IO5O        IK5RLP      TK9R        IK8UND
B4L         BA4EG       IO9Y        S57DX       TM0RHUM     F4AVX
B7M         BG7LHY      IR4M        I4IFL       TM0T        F4DXW
B7P         BA4EG       IR8C        IZ8TDP      TM1A        F6KOP
BW2/JP1RIW  BM2JCC      IT9/VE8DX   LY5W        TM23FF      F4GTT
BY5CD       BD4HF       J28NC       F5RQQ       TM4L        F8ARK
BY5HB       BD4HF       J3A         WA1S        TM6M        F4DXW
BY6DX       BA4EG       J43TR       SV3DCX      TM77M       F5MUX
C37NL       C37URA      J47X        SV7BVM      TM7G        F4CWN
C45T        5B4MF       J79F        SP2FUD      TM7X        F5BSB
C4Z         G3SWH       J79L        SP9FIH      TO2A        KU9C
C5S         ON6EG       J79X        SP9FIH      TO5A        F5VHJ
C5YK        ON6EG       JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  TX7G        N7SMI
C6ASP       W6KW        JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ [b]  UE70KRM     RV1CC
C91C        ZS6KHN      JV1A        WV6E        UE95WS      RA4DR
CE1TT       EA5KB       JV5A        WV6E        UP0L        DL8KAC
CE3CT       EA5KB       KG4DY       KE4KDY      UP2L        UA9AB
CE6TC       CE3FED      KG4WV       W4WV        UP9L        RW6HS
CF3RA       VE3IKV      KH2L        W3HNK       V26B        KA2AEV
CG3AT       VE3AT       KH6LC       WA6WPG      V26BZR      W2BZR
CN2AA       UA2FM       KH7CW       K2WR        V26RA       K3RA
CN2BGB      UA6GG       KH7XX       EB7DX       V31MA       M0OXO
CN2C        EA5RM       KP2M        AI4U        V63WJ       JS3LSQ
CN2FA       RN2FA       KP3Z        N4AO        VB7C        VA7AAA
CN2FB       UA2FM       KP4BD       NP3O        VC2T        VE2TZT
CN2FF       UA2FF       LI6JAM      LA5G        VC3V        VE7VR
CN2JR       EA7AJR      LM2T75Y     LA2T        VE2IM       VE3DZ
CN2MM       SQ3PMM      LO7H        LU7HW       VI3RVAC     VK3CAM
CN2OZ       UA6GG       LP1H        EA5KB       VK4KW       N3SL
CN2PM       UA2FM       LT1F        AC7DX       VK6NC       VK6ANC
CN2R        W7EJ        LT7H        EA5GL       VK9LM       DJ2MX
CN2RM       EB7DX       LU8YE       IK2DUW      VK9XSP      SP6IXF
CN2RY       EA2RY       LX1JAC      LX1JX       VP5DX       NU4Y
CN2Z        I4UFH       LX7I        LX2A        VP5T        WA3RHW
CN2ZR       W7ZR        LX8M        LX1ER       VP9I        WW3S
CN3A        IV3ZXQ      LX8RTTY     LX1DA       VR2S        VR2HKS
CO2GL       CE3KHZ      LZ5R        LZ1YQ       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CO2RVA      EA5GL       M4A         M0BLF       WP3C        W3HNK
CO2WL       HA3JB       M6T         G4PIQ       XE1B        EB7DX
CQ3L        DJ6QT       MA0XAU      DJ6AU       XE2B        EA5OL
CR2X        OH2BH       MD2C        MD0CCE      XE3N        EA5FL
CR3L        DJ6QT       MW5R        MW0EDX      XP3A        PA3249
CR5A        CT1FFU      NA8O/KH0    JK1FNL      XR3O        CE3OP
CR5T        CS5ARC      NH0DX       JL3RDC      XW1IC       E21EIC
CR6K        CT1CJJ      NP2X        K5WW        XX9O        XX9AU
CR6T        CT1ESV      OA4SS       KB6J        XX9R        EB7DX
CS2C        OK1RF       OE30EMS     OE3XMS      YL6W        YL2GD
CS2P        CT1ARR      OE6Z        OE6CLD      YN5Z        K7ZO
CV1T        EA5KB       OH0X        OH2TA       YP0C        YO3CZW
CV3D        CX2ABC      OH0YY       OH2YY       YP35KZA     YO8RAA
DL0WRTC     DF1QR       OH0Z        W0MM        YP7P        YO7LFV
E2C         E20PFE      OK5W        OK1AEZ      YS1/NP3J    EA5GL
E2E         E21EIC      OK6W        OK1MU       YS1YS       YS1GMV
E2X         E20GMY      OK7K        OK1BN       YV4NN       EA5HRT
EA8/RA1A    RN3RQ       OL4A        OK1DSX      YY2CAR      EA7HBC
EA8/WP3A    NP3O        OM7M        OM3PA       Z61KR       9A1R
EA8AH       OH1RY       OP0PPY      ON7LX       ZD8R        OH0XX
EA9KB       EA7FTR      OP37AEF     ON4OB       ZD8W        W6NV
ED1R        EC1KR       P29VEG      VK3EHG      ZD8X        OH2KI
ED1T        EC1DBO      P33W        UA3DX       ZF2AH       W6VNR
ED7P        EA7PP       P39P        5B4ES       ZF35LC      W2SM
ED7W        EA7OT       P3F         M0URX       ZP6A        K2DER
ED8T        EA8CZQ      P40B        KE5OG       ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
ED9K        EA7LS       P40L        WA3FRP      ZR9C        EA7FTR
EE3A        EA3ATM      P40NW       K9NW        ZW5B        K3IRV

3B8BAE   Achmed Cadersa, 55 Rue de La Faye, Belle Rose, Quatre Bornes,
3B8FQ    Rachid Cadersa, 55 Rue de La Faye, Belle Rose, Quatre Bornes,
A92GE    David Smith, P.O. Box 1976, Manama, Bahrain
A92GR    Mohamed Al-Bufalasa, P.O. Box 50203, Hidd, Bahrain
CW5W     Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 474, 37000 Melo Cerro
         Largo, Uruguay
EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
F1NGP    Yann Weber, 30 rue des Bleuets, 57070 Metz, France
GT8IOM   Island Radio Club, Fairfield, Jurby Road, Lezayre, Ramsey, Isle of
         Man, IM7 2EB, United Kingdom
HB0A     AFVL Contest Team, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
IK2VUC   Giuliano Mondini, Ufficio Busto Arsizio, Casella Postale 10, 21052
         Busto Arsizio VA, Italy
J42T     Northern Greece Contest Team, P.O. Box 50529, 540 13 Thessaloniki,
KH2M     Hakata Radio, P.O. Box 232, Hakataoi Post Office, Hakata-ku,
         Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 812-8799, Japan
N7SMI    Jared Smith, 120 E. 520 N., Smithfield UT 84335, USA
PA3249   Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
SP2FUD   Bogdan Madry, Przyleki, Zakladowa 9, 86-005 Biale Blota, Poland
SP6IXF   Janusz Szymanski, Skr. Poczt. 1808, 50-385 Wroclaw 46, Poland
SP9FIH   Janusz Wegrzyn, Skr. Poczt. 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
SW3FF    RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SW44FF   RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SW8SW    RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SX25C    RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SX70D    RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SX70L    RO SRR  Tjumenskoj oblasti, ul. Mehanizatorov 48, g. Tjumen',
         625017, Russia
SZ1A     Radio Amateur Association of West  Greece,  P.O.  Box  84,  301  00
         Agrinio, Greece
UA2F     Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker, 35041 Marburg, Germany
VR2XAN   Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Rd, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
WH2DX    Palm Tree DX Club, P.O. Box 22061 GMF, Barrigada GU 96921, USA
YV1KK    Julio Rivero, VLN-86094, P.O. Box 025685, Miami FL 33102-5685, USA
YW5T     Juan M. Hernandez, Avd. Castilla y Leon 9, Portal 6 4 D, 28760
         Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain
YY4IVB   Ines Baptista, VLN 300788, 2250 N.W 114th AVE. Unit 1 V, Miami FL
         33172-3652, USA


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