5 November 2016 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1331
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

A5 - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active again as
A52NH from Bhutan on 24-27 November. He will operate CW and
possibly some RTTY on 160-15 metres, with a focus on the low bands.
QSL via LoTW (preferred) or home call, bureau or direct; OQRS on
Club Log.
3B9 - Olof, G0CKV will be active again as 3B9HA from Rodrigues Island
(AF-017) from 24 November to 12 December. He will operate CW, with
main activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest and a focus on the low
bands outside the contest. QSL via M0OXO (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and
LoTW. [TNX DX World]
5R - Eric, F6ICX will be active again as 5R8IC from Sainte-Marie Island
(AF-090) from 6 November to 4 February 2017. He wil operate mainly
CW with some RTTY, BPSK and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via F6ICX and
LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log when he returns home.
9M2 - A large team from Malaysia will be active as 9M4LI from Lalang
Island (AS-072), West Malaysia on 25-27 November. QSL direct only
(see qrz.com). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
9N - Yutaka, JA6GWX, will be active as 9N7NZ from Kathmandu, Nepal on
20-23 November. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via
home call (direct only). [TNX NG3K]
CE0Y - Esteban, XQ7UP is QRV in his spare time from Easter Island (SA-001)
as CE0Y/XQ7UP until 12 November. He operated in the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest as CB0Y. QSL via XQ7UP (direct) and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log.
CT8 - Hermann, HB9CRV will be active from the Azores between mid November
and early December. He will operate JT65/JT9 as CU8FN from Flores
Island (EU-089) on 16-22 November and again on 1-6 December. On 23-
30 November he will be active as CU9/CU8FN from on Corvo Island
(EU-089), including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
Before and after the contest he will operate JT65/JT9. QSLs via
HB9CRV, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
E4 - Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC will be active as E44CM from Jericho,
Palestine on 15-24 November. They will operate 2m and 70cm EME. See
http://www.qrz.com/db/E44CM for their planned timetable. QSL via
FO - Al, K7AR will be active as FO/K7AR from Raivavae (OC-114), Austral
Islands on 21-28 November. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY, and
will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via K7AR and LoTW;
logsearch on Club Log.
GM - The Shetland Islands (EU-012), a separate contest multiplier, will
be activated during the CQ WW DX CW Contest by MZ5A (op. G3WVG) on
40 metres and MZ5B (op. G3TXF) on 160 metres. The actual bands
operated will depend on the weather at the time and which antennas
stay up in the winds. They will operate from the Eshaness
lighthouse. QSL both callsigns via G3TXF (please use Club Log's
OQRS) and LoTW.
HR - Mike, AJ9C will be active "most likely" as HR2/AJ9C from Honduras
on 22-30 November. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10
metres. QSL via home call (direct) and LoTW. He will participate in
the CQ WW DX CW Contest as HR2J (QSL direct to HR2J and LoTW). [TNX
I - Special event station IY1EY will be active from 5 November to 31
December from Loano (www.ariloano.it) to commemorate the
experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht "Elettra"
in the Ligurian Sea between 1919 and 1936. Expect activity on all
bands CW and SSB. Special QSL card via IK1QBT. [TNX IK1WVQ]
I - Emilio, IZ1GAR will be active from Pantelleria (AF-018) on 24-28
November and will participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as IH9R on 80
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
JA - Yamao, JR5JAQ will be active as JR5JAQ/6 from the Tokara Islands
(AS-049) on 6-9 November. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 20 and
15 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY - ZW8L is the callsign which is expected to be used during an IOTA
operation from Ilha dos Lencois (SA-041) on 10-14 November. QSL to
Caixa Postal 280, Belem - PA, 66017-970, Brazil. [TNX PY8WW]
T30 - Look for T30JY (QSL via JA1JQY), T30KJ (QSL via JA1KJW), T30MA (QSL
via JA3MCA) and T30VE (QSL via JA8VA) to be active from Tarawa
(OC-017), Western Kiribati on 10-16 November. They will operate CW,
SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
V2 - Bud, AA3B will be back to Antigua (NA-100) and be active as V26K on
22-28 November. He will operate mainly CW, including an entry in
the CQ WW DX CW Contest; on 28 November he might operate RTTY. QSL
via AA3B and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V6 - Look for JA1VND (V63YY) and JA1SVP (V63FA) to be active from Chuuk
(OC-011), Micronesia on 16-22 November. They will operate CW, SSB
and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau,
and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX from Pohnpei (OC-010),
Micronesia on 25-30 November. He will participate in the CQ WW DX
CW Contest as V6A. QSLs via JA7HMZ (direct). [TNX NG3K]
VK - Special event station VI50DC is active from Victoria until 31
December to celebrate 50 years of decimalisation in Australia, when
the new Australian dollar (Decimal Currency) replaced the
Australian pound. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS, available for direct and
bureau cards. [TNX M0OXO]
VK - Craig, VK5CE will be active as VK5CE/3 from Gabo Island (OC-196)
from 31 January to 1 February 2017 [425DXN 1326]. QSL via home call
(direct or bureau), logsearch and OQRS on Club. Bookmark his new
website for updates: https://oc196.wordpress.com/.
VP2V - Kevin, K6TOP is active holiday style as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola,
British Virgin Islands (NA-023) until 14 November. He operates CW
on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via NR6M and LoTW;
logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
VP8_ant- Alan, MW0YCC is the Communications Manager at Rothera Station on
Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica. He will be active as VP8DPJ
from there, "and possibly at some other locations in Antarctica"
until April 2018. QSL via eQSL only, "due to the remote nature of
the station".
W - Rob, K2RWF and Craig, KD2INN will be active as W2LI from the Dry
Tortugas (NA-079) on 13-14 November. They will operate SSB and
digital modes on 80-6 metres, and will be also QRV on satellites.
QSL via AJ2I and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
XW - Look for Bruce, XW4XR to be active again from Laos on 19-30
November. He will operate CW, RTTY and JT65 on 80-10 metres, and
will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via E21EIC or LoTW
(preferred). [TNX The Daily DX]
YJ - Rod, YJ8RN plans to be active from the Banks Islands (OC-104) over
a 2-week period in late November-early December. He hopes to be
able to operate SSB and maybe some digital mode on 80, 40 and 20
metres in his spare time. If conditions are good, he might "stay an
extra week for the main purpose of operating Amateur Radio". QSL
via NZ4DX and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Bill, K2HVN, will be active as either PJ6/K2HVN or PJ6M
from Saba Island (NA-145) on 11-18 November, and as TO2EE from St Barthelemy
(NA-146) on 18-25 November. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40-10 metres.
QSL via home call; he does not use LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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

7P8EUDXF ---> HA5AO's volunteer assignment at orphanages in Lesotho is now
complete. Between 17 and 29 October, during his off hours, Pista made 4,027
QSOs as 7P8EUDXF. The log was uploaded to http://ha5ao.com/ (Log Search &
OQRS) from Lesotho, LotW will be uploaded in six months. Any money donated
to 7P8EUDXF will be used for humanitarian purposes. [TNX K5GS]

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List, generated on
31 October, is available at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 386
million log entries available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

IOTA NEWS ---> Record-holders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA
contest after 2003, can claim credit for them without submitting QSLs,
provided that the contact details match, either by manually entering the
QSO information on the input form or by uploading a Cabrillo format log.
The 2016 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the IOTA database and
is available for QSO matching. "Some users have experienced issues with
their contest QSOs being rejected", PA3EXX reported on 2 November. "This has
been fixed now and users are invited to upload their logs one more time".
Please note that "logs of 12 operations out of 718 which participated have
been excluded from being uploaded as the IOTA Validation Team (VT) is
awaiting documentation", G3KMA said on 30 October. "It should be noted that
if an operation is asked by VT (not the same as the RSGB Contest Committee)
for validation and this is not sent in good time, QSO matching will not be
allowed and a warning that the operation will not be accepted for IOTA will
be posted on the database for applicants to note. In certain circumstances
this could affect contest results".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,238 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-15), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and 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: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0ET, 5R8SV, 5W0JHQ, A5A, A92AA,
B4R (AS-135), BY4JN/4 (AS-150), D66D, FT4JA, HB0/DL5YL, K4G (NA-085), OX5T,
R70ASIA (AS-070), RK1O/p (EU-161), S9BT, S9WL, TG9/JA2SWH, V633KS (OC-011),
VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-172), VK5CE/p (OC-228), VK5MAV/6 (OC-266), VP5T, YJ0COW,
YS3/DL5YWM (NA-190), YV4ET/1 (SA-089), ZW2R (SA-024).


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