425 DX News #1489

16 November 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1489

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2/R - Tony, 3D2AG expected to be QRV as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma from around
28 November to 5 January 2020 [425DXN 1487]. The ship scheduled to
depart on 23 November, however, "has inexplicably (and at two days'
notice only) been brought forward to the 16th of November! As this
is too early because of QRL and other preparations", Tony says,
"there will be a delay in the start of the operation. There are a
number of other options being looked at, sailing either towards the
end November or early December". Updates will be posted to
4L - Tev, TA1HZ will be active as 4L/TA1HZ from Georgia on 13-20
December. He will operate from 4L6QC's QTH, with main activity on
the lower bands FT8 and FT4. QSL via LoTW, or direct to TA1HZ. [TNX
4X - Several operators from the Holy Land DX Group will be active as
4X9R from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Beit She'arim on 27-28
December. They will operate CW and SSB with two stations on 80-10
metres. QSL via 4Z5LA. [TNX 4X1VF]
5T - Onno, PE5O will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 5T0AA
from Mauritania. He will be using 5T5PA's station, and before and
after the contest he will operate RTTY and CW. QSL via home call,
LoTW and eQSL.
6W - F6BEE, F8CRH and N5ZO will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest
as 6V7A from Senegal. Before the contest they will be using 6W1RW.
QSL for both callsigns via LoTW (preferred), Club Log's OQRS, or
via F6BEE (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
6W - The Radio Club of Sevran (F5KKD) will be active as 6W7PCT from
Senegal on 18-25 november. A team of four (F4DVT, F5NTZ, F5RPN and
F8GGV) will operate CW, SSB and digital modes with three stations,
including activity during the CW WW DX CW Contest. QSL for this
operation via Club Log's OQRS, or via the bureau to F5KKD, or
direct to F8GGV.
9J - Rune, LA7THA and other nine operators (namely LA3BO, LA3MHA, LA8OM,
LA9KKA, LA9VPA, LB8DC, DK6SP, OE5CWO and OE7PGI) will be active as
9J2LA from Zambia [425DXN 1463] on 5-15 March 2020. They will
operate CW, SSB, FT8 (Fox & Hound) and some RTTY on 160-6 metres.
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and logsearch on Club Log. More information
and updates on http://9j2la.com/.
CT9 - Look for CT9/R7KW (QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to K2PF),
CT9/RW7K, CT9/UZ5DX (QSL via HG5DX) and CT9/VE3LA to be active from
Madeira (AF-014) on 16-26 November. They will team up with CT3HF to
participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as CR3X (QSL via LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS, or direct to K2PF). [TNX NG3K]
FS - John K9EL, Paul K9NU, Gary N9AOL and John W9ILY will be active as
TO9W from Saint Martin (NA-105) on 4-13 December, including an
entry in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (6-8 December). They will
operate CW and FT8 (Fox & Hound on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095,
21091, 24911 and 28091 KHz), plus some SSB and RTTY, with three
stations. "Our primary focus will be on 40, 80 and 160m during
hours of darkness", they say, but they "will also operate 30 metres
through 6m depending on openings". QSL TO9W via LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS (preferred), or via W9ILY (direct or bureau). They plan to
Activate Club Log's real time log updates, assuming a steady
Internet connection, and to upload to LOTW daily. More information
can be found on http://k9el.com/SaintMartin2019/SXM2019.htm.
HC - Antonio, EA5RM will be in Ecuador from 2 December to 5 January. He
plans to be QRV in his spare time as HC3/EA5RM from Loja, and
perhaps also as HC2/EA5RM from Guayaquil. He will operate SSB and
digital modes on 40-10 metres. [TNX EA5RM]
HV - Francesco, IK0FVC and Roberto, IK0PRG will be active as HV0A from
the Vatican City during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. It will be a part-
time operation for "about half a day" on 23 November only. QSL via
LoTW, or direct to IK0FVC. [TNX The Daily DX]
LU - Radio Club QRM Belgrano, LU4AAO is active on the HF bands SSB, FT8,
CW until 18 November to celebrate Argentine Tradition Day. QSL
direct to LU4AAO; more information on http://lu4aao.org/. [TNX
OA - A team will be active as OC3CS from the archaeological site of
Cerro Sechin in northern Peru on 29-30 November. Two stations will
operate SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via OA4O (direct
or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX OA4AI]
P4 - Alex, KU1CW will be active as P4/KU1CW from Aruba (SA-036) on 17-26
November, and as P40C during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSLs via
T30 - Alex, 5B4ALX will be active as T30ET from Tarawa, West Kiribati
(OC-017) from 18 March to 2 April 2020. He will operate SSB, CW,
RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres. T30ET will operate FT8 using a multi
answer protocol (not to be confused with the Fox & Hound mode),
with a focus on 20m during his day and 40m during his night (7-17
UTC). QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via IZ4AMS. See
http://www.5b4alx.cloud/t30et-tarawa-atoll-2020/ for updates and
more information.
T8 - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active again as
T88PB from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 6-8 December. This time he will
concentrate on 160 metres CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or
direct to JA0JHQ.
TU - Ron ON1DX, Olivier ON4EI, Ief ON6KX and Roger ON7TQ will be active
as TU2R from the Cote d'Ivoire from 23 March to 3 April 2020,
including participation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes (RTTY and FT8) on 160-10 metres
with three stations. QSL via ON1DX (direct or bureau) and LoTW. See
https://tu2r.wordpress.com/ for updates and more information,
including PayPal instructions.
V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ has cancelled his 22-27 November trip to Micronesia
[425DXN 1488]. He had planned to be QRV as V63DX and V6A during the
CQ WW DX CW Contest.
VK - Steve, G0UIH will be active as VK2IAY/4 from Heron Island (OC-142)
on 2-9 December. Main activity will be on or around 14260 kHz SSB.
QSL via G0UIH, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
VP2M - George, K2DM will be active as VP2MDM from Montserrat (NA-103) on
21-25 November, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest along with K2PS (VP2MPS), K2TE (VP2MED) and N4FP (VP5M??).
Outside the contest they will use their individual VP2M calls, and
Operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-6 metres . QSL VP2MDM via LoTW, or
direct to K2DM; QSL VP2MPS via K2PS and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso on 2-20 December, with a focus on 160, 80 and 60
metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
XW - Bruce, 3W3B will be active again as XW4XR from Laos on 4-16
December. He will operate CW, FT8 and FT4 on 60-6 metres. QSL via
LoTW (preferred) or via E21EIC. [TNX The Daily DX]
YS - A large team of German operators (namely DH8WR, DJ6TF, DJ9KH,
active as HU1DL from the Pacific Coast of El Salvador from 30
January to 13 February 2020. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8 on 160-6 metres with three stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
(preferred) or via DL4SVA (direct or bureau), and eventually LoTW.
See https://hu1dl.mydx.de for more information, including band plan
and QSLing policy.
Z6 - Mome, Z32ZM plans to active as Z68MA from Kosovo "by the end of
November and December". He will concentrate on 160 and 80 metres,
with some 40 and 30m. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via
home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The October 2019 issue is now available for
download at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Fall 2019 edition (#127) of the International DX
Association's Newsletter is now available for download on the INDEXA
website: http://www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. This issue reports on Ken,
LA7GIA's solo DXpedition to Somalia (6O7O), and includes INDEXA leadership
changes and an update on Club Log.

TA0/R7AL & TA0/RK8A ---> The 11-14 November activity from Bogsak Island (AS-
23) [425DXN 1488] was cancelled because "there is a NATO base nearby, and
the island is closed", RW3RN reported. Vasily and Vlad went to their second
destination earlier than planned, and started operations from Suluada (AS-
115) on 13 November. They operated CW on 30 and 40 metres; then, in the UTC
morning of 14 November, the island was hit by a fierce storm with heavy rain
that damaged the team's equipment and personal belongings.

YJ0RRC ---> Although the same callsign was used from either Gaua Island (OC-
104) and Tongoa Island (OC-111), there are two separate log searches on Club
Log: YJ0RRC for OC-104 and YJ0RRC/p for OC-111. Yan, RZ3FW and Sergei, R4WAA
are currently active as YJ0FWA from Efate (OC-035) until 20 November.

YOTA REGION 2 SUMMER CAMP ---> Taking a cue from IARU Region 1's Youngsters
On The Air annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air (YOTA) committee in IARU
Region 2 has announced the first camp for licensed amateur radio operators
aged 15-25 in the Americas next year. The inaugural summer camp will take
place on 21-26 June at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting
in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio. Complete information will
be published on https://yotaregion2.org/.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9FR, 3D2AG, 3W9KJ (AS-132),
6O7O, 7I1TI (OC-237), 7Q6M, 7V9A (AF-094 and AF-104), 9M6NA, A82X, A82Z,
CY9C, D44TWO, E20AX, E21EIC, E2A, E44WE, E51NPQ (OC-014), E7HQ, F6CUK/p (EU-
058), FP/KV1J, J28PJ, JA8COE/0 (AS-206), JT7A, K7TRI (NA-211), LA/DL7UXG
(EU-076), MS0INT (EU-112), OH0/E21EIC, OH0C, OH9A (EU-126), OJ0A, OJ0DX,
OJ9A (EU-192), RA1ALA/8 (AS-083), RM0F/p (AS-025), RU5D/6 (EU-180), T2AR,
T6A, TO5M (NA-032), TR8CA, V44KAI, VK4SWE (OC-227), XF3LL (NA-090), YJ8RN
(OC-111), Z81D, ZS9V (AF-064).


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