1 October 2016 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1326
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5W - Hiro, JF1OCQ (5W7X) and Taka, JH1BED (5W0ST) will be active from
Samoa (OC-097) from 31 October to 9 November. They will operate on
CW, SSB, RTTY on the HF bands. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
8Q - Uwe, DJ9HX will be active holiday style as 8Q7HX from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 4-16 October. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY on 40-10
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DJ9HX]
DL - Volker, DL1WH will be active holiday style as DL1WH/p from Baltrum
Island (EU-047) on 15-21 October. He will operate CW and some SSB.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DL1WH]
E5_nc - Ben, K7ADD and Neil, N5EIL will be active as E51AMF from Manihiki
(OC-014), North Cook Islands from 11 January to 6 February 2017.
They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres running 1500
watts into verticals and wires near salt water. QSL via K7ADD,
direct or bureau; near real-time logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
The log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL when the operators return
home. Bookmark https://e51amf.amateurfoundation.org/ for further
information and updates.
FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) from 17 October to 7 November. He will operate SSB on the
HF bands as well as JT65B on 2m EME. He will partecipate in the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via F1DUZ, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AJA and
Les Nouvelles DX]
G - The Cray Valley Radio Society celebrates its 70th anniversary and
will be active as GB70CV from 1-28 October. Member stations and
club calls G3RCV (GX3RCV) and G1RCV (GX1RCV) will also be active.
Details of a special "Platinum Award" scheme and details of a
number of specially arranged activity periods can be found at
www.cvrs.org. A special QSL card will be available from G4DFI. [TNX
GD - Gordon, MM0GOR as MD1E and Mark, M0UTD as MD1U will be active from
Scarlett Point (www.scarlettpoint.im), Isle of Man (EU-116) on 29-
30 October for the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW or M0OXO's
GM - Col, MM0NDX and George, EA2TA (MM0IBO) will be active as MS0INT
from Great Cumbrae Island (EU-123) on 18-20 November. They will
operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO. [TNX
DX World]
HI - A large group of operators will be active as HI1UD from Isla Beata
(NA-122) from 25 January to 1 February 2017. Plans are to be QRV on
160-6 metres CW and SSB. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (recommended) or
W2CCW; the logs will be uploaded to LoTW about 6 months after the
conclusion of the DXpedition. More information on the DXpedition at
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will be
active again as OX3LX from Greenland (NA-018) between 30 September
and 18 October. He will first be QRV from grid square GP47pa (until
4 October); and then from grid square HQ90al. He will try to do
some 2m EME, and will also give 160 and 80 metres a try. A one-day
trip to IOTA group NA-243 might be possible, "but no promises".
This is not a DXpedition and Bo operates in his spare time,
typically "around lunch and after dinner". QSL via OZ1PIF.
PJ7 - Phil, WA1ZAM will be active as PJ7PL from Sint Maarten (NA-105)
from 22 October to 5 November. He will operate mostly on 20-10
metres SSB, and will be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
PZ - The Voodoo Contest Group (http://voodoocontestgroup.com/) will
participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as PZ5V from Suriname. This
year's team includes AA7A, G4IRN, KY7M, N4QS and N7CW. Expect pre-
contest activity on all bands, especially on LF. QSL via M0URX
S7 - Yury, R2DG will be active holiday style as S79PA from Mahe
(AF-024), Seychelles on 2-12 October. He will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on the HF bands, with a focus on 30 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log.
SV - Special event station SX8HOMER will be active again on 40, 30, 20,
17, 15 and 10 metres SSB and BPSK31 from the island of Chios (EU-
049) between 15 October and 15 December. Chios is associated with
ancient Greek poet Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. QSL
via SX8HOMER (bureau) or SV8GXQ (direct).
T8 - Akira, JH0CKF (DU1CKF) will be active again as T88MZ from Koror
(OC-009), Palau on 4-7 October. QSL via JH0CKF (bureau) or DU1CKF
(direct), LoTW and eQSL; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
TA - Metin TA1ED, Mehmet TA5FA and Alper TA5ALR will be active as TC0MI
from Marmara Island (AS-201) until 5 October. They will operate CW,
SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via TA1ED or TA5FA. [TNX
DX World]
TI - Bob, KE2D, and Jim, WB2REM will be active as TI5/homecall from
TI5/WA8NJR's home in San Ramon, Costa Rica from 26 October to 2
November. QSL via home calls. Main activity will be during the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest as TI5/W4TTT (QSL via WB2REM and LoTW).
TK - F4HLR, F5HNQ, F5TJC and F8CGL will be active as TK2A from
Calcatoggio, Corsica (EU-014) from 28 October to 10 November,
including participation in the CQ WW SSB Contest. QSL via F5HNQ,
direct or bureau, and LoTW.
V3 - Victor, WB0TEV will be active as V31VP from Belize on 6-11 October.
He hopes to operate in the NA SSB Sprint and the Makrothen RTTY
contests. QSL via WB0TEV. [TNX NG3K]
VK - Craig, VK5CE will be active as VK5CE/3 from Gabo Island (OC-196)
from 31 January to 1 February 2017. He will focus on 20 metres, but
he will also use 15, 17, 30 and 40 metres depending on openings.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch and OQRS on Club
Log. Bookmark http://oc196.blogspot.com.au/ for updates.
VP6 - Uwe DJ9HX, Erno DK2AMM, Hans DL6JGN and Ronald PA3EWP will be
active as VP6EU (www.pitcairn2017.de) from Pitcairn Island (OC-044)
from 16 February to 5 March 2017. They will operate CW, SSB and
and RTTY on 160-10 metres, hopefully with two stations 24/7. QSL
via DK2AMM, direct or bureau, and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX
W - Wey, K8AEB will be active as K4G from St. George Island (NA-085) on
8-13 October. QSL via home call, direct only.
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso from
13 October to 20 November. He will operate digital modes and slow
CW; QSL via M0OXO (OQRS on www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). During the first
two weeks he will be joined by Herman, DL2NUD who will work EME on
2m, 70cm, 23cm and 13cm as XT2AFT. [TNX M0OXO]
ZL7 - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as ZL7/W1XGI from the Chatham Islands
(OC-038) from 24 November to 1 December, including participation in
the CQ WW DX CW Contest. He will operate mainly CW and digital
modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or bureau, and LoTW;
logsearch on Club Log; http://island.geocities.jp/chathamholiday.

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

BOUVET 2018 ---> The Bouvet Island DXpedition team reported that their
"longstanding landing permit (2007) has been updated and revised to conform
to current environmental protection regulations, planned landing and
helicopter operations, base camp set-up, dates of operation, and operating
plans. The updated document has received signatorial approval of the Norsk
Polar Institute". The amateur radio license with the call sign 3Y0Z "has
also been renewed and will be used during the Bouvet DXpedition 2018".
An international team of pilots has been selected to serve as an interface
between the DXpedition team and the DX audience worldwide: NV9L (Chief
Pilot), HK3W (South America Pilot), JA1WSX (Asia-Oceania Pilot), K2SG (North
America Pilot), ON9CFG (European Pilot), ZS2I (Africa Pilot).
"This Dxpedition is an expensive project with team members bearing 50% of
its total cost. Your financial support is encouraged and welcomed to help us
make this happen. Please see our list of donors and sponsors and learn how
you can help on our website (www.bouvetdx.org)". [TNX K0IR]

T30COW ---> Tom, KC0W started his operation as T30COW from Western Kiribati
on 25 September. On the 28th, his equipment and personal belongings were
stolen: "they took all my radios, computers, amplifiers, antennas, coax,
everything", he said. "They even took my clothing & shoes". He has now
cancelled "all future DXing activity until I return back to the USA and
purchase new equipment". Tom's "Cows Over the World DXpedition" included
activity as KH8/KC0W, 5W0COW, T2COW, YJ0COW and T30COW. See Tom's bio page
on qrz.com for updates.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 7P8C, 9M0Z, AH0BT, CE3WW,
DU1/JA1PBV/1 (OC-091), DU7/PA0HIP, DU9/PA3GZU (OC-130), EK7DX, FK8IK, FT4JA,
TZ9A, V55DX, VK0EK, W3FOX/M (NA-139), YV4ET/1 (SA-089), ZD8JX, ZS9V (AF-064)


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