425 DX News #1449

9 February 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1449

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3W - Toby, JE1STF/JH5ORO (A65CJ) will be active holiday style as 3W9CJ
from Hoi An, Vietnam on 11-15 February. He will operate CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8 on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 10 metres during his
early evenings. QSL route to be announced. [TNX The Daily DX]
A5 - Zorro JH1AJT (A5A), Champ E21EIC (A52IC) and Franz DJ9ZB (A52ZB)
will be active again from Bhutan from 27 February to 9 March. They
will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-10 metres, with a focus on 160m
FT8. It will be FT8 "normal mode" on 1840 kHz (QSX 1908 for JA
stations), and "DXpedition mode" on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090,
18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. QSL A5A via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW or via JH1AJT; QSL A52IC via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via
E21EIC; QSL A52ZB via DJ9ZB.
CN - The website for the DXpedition to Los Farallones (AF-118, new one
for IOTA) [425DXN 1448] is up and running at https://5c9a.com/. A
multi-national team (CN8QY, CN8CE, CN8HDZ, CN8PA, CN8RAH, IK2PZC,
IZ7ATN, I8LWL, MM0NDX and maybe one or two more operators)
will be active as 5C9A on 25-30 July, IOTA Contest included. They
hope to have up to three stations QRV simultaneously at any given
time. QSL via I8LWL. [TNX DX World]
CT9 - Henning, OZ2I will be active as CT9ABR from Porto Moniz, Madeira
(AF-014) on 14-17 February. He will operate only CW, with main
activity during the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL preferably via LoTW and
Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
D4 - Philip, HB9HFD will be active again as D44TAQ from Sao Vincente
(AF-086), Cape Verde on 17-22 February. He will operate FT8 and
other digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX The Daily
EP - The Alborz DX Group, EP2C will be active field-day style on 9-10
February. They will operate SSB on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via EA5GL.
F - Members of Radio Club F6KMB will be active as TM6C between
16 February and 24 March during the traditional Dunkirk Carnival
(Carnaval de Dunkerque). QSL via F6KMB. [TNX F8REF]
FM - Armin, DK9PY will be active as FM/DK9PY from Martinique (NA-107)
from 17 February to 5 March. He will operate CW only on various
bands. QSL via home call.
HI - Dave, WJ2O will be active as WJ2O/HI3 from Puerto Plata, Dominican
Republic on 13-20 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2ZN.
HR - Dennis, W1UE will be active as HR9/W1UE from Roatan Island (NA-057)
on 13-26 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW and the CQ
WW 160-Meter SSB contests, hopefully with a special callsign. [TNX
The Daily DX]
J7 - David, KK4WW (J79WW) and Gaynell, KK4WWW (J79WWW) will be active as
J79USA from Dominica (NA-101) on 12-19 February. Activity will be
on mostly 20 metres and possibly 40m. QSL via N4USA. [TNX OPDX
OE - In celebration of World Radio Day (13 February), the International
Amateur Radio Contest DX Club based in Vienna, Austria will be
active again as 4U0R on 13-28 February. QSL via UA3DX; logsearch on
Club Log.
OH - Martti OH2BH, Nigel G3TXF, Niko OH2GEK and Gerben PG5M have been
active as OH10X from Kataja/Inakari Island (EU-192, new one for
IOTA), and will remain there until 11 February. They operate CW and
SSB on 80-15 metres with two stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or
via PG5M. See http://dx.to/ for daily updates. [TNX PG5M]
P4 - Ryan, W1CQ will be active as P4/W1CQ from Aruba (SA-036) on 10-15
February. He will operate mainly SSB on the HF bands. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via W1CQ. [TNX NG3K]
P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P40W from Aruba on 11-18 February,
including an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest. Outside the contest
he will be QRV on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via LoTW, or
direct only to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
PJ5 - Fred, N6YEU will be active holiday style as PJ5/N6YEU from St.
Eustatius Island (NA-145) on 12-18 February. He will operate CW and
SSB on 40-15 metres (possibly also 80m), and will participate in
the ARRL DX CW Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY - Brazilian stations participating in the 11th South American
Lighthouses Weekend (15-17 February) include:
* LABRE Rio de Janiero as PT1F from Ilha Rasa de Guaratiba
(SA-079). Activity will be on 80-2 metres CW, SSB, digital modes
and FM. QSL via PY1AA.
* The Uniao Brasileria de Radio Operadores (PP5EI) as PT5D from
Ilha do Raton Grande (SA-026) on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres
SSB, CW and FT8. QSL direct to PP5EI.
* PY5XH and PU5SVE as PW5W from the lighthouse at Ponta das Conchas
on Ilha do Mel (SA-047). They will operate SSB, CW and digital
* PY1AX and others as ZV1A from the lighthouse on Ilha de Paqueta
(not IOTA), ARRL DX CW Contest included. They will operate CW,
SSB and digital modes with three stations. QSL via LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS or direct to PY1AX.
* Para DX Group (https://paradxgroup.wordpress.com/) as ZV8FC from
Ilha de Colares (not IOTA) on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, digital modes
and via satellite.
* PY2ZA and others as ZY2FM from Ilha da Moela (SA-071). Activity
will be on the HF bands SSB and CW.
Announced participating stations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico,
Uruguay and Venezuela are listed at http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/.
T31 - Announced frequencies for the T31EU DXpedition to Kanton Island,
Central Kiribati (http://www.kanton2019.de/) [425DXN 1445] are:
CW 1828 3519 7010 10109 14019 18069 21019 24891 28019 kHz
SSB - 3795 7125 - 14185 18140 21295 24945 28485 kHz
RTTY - 3595 7049 10140 14080 18103 21080 24910 28080 kHz
FT8 1840 3567 7056 10131 14080 18103 21080 24910 28080 kHz
T31EU will listen for US Generals on 14280 kHz and UP, and for JA
stations on 160m DOWN 5-6 kHz. The FT8 frequency for JA stations on
160m is 1908 kHz.
Six operators (namely DL2AWG, DL6JGN, DJ9RR, DK5WL, PA3EWP and
DF6FK, who has replaced DM2AUJ) will be active from 16 February to
5 March with three stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via
DL2AWG (direct or bureau).
V4 - Dave, K1KA will be active again as V47KA from St. Kitts (NA-104) on
11-25 February. He will focus on FT8 ("I will not be using Fox-
Hound Mode", he says, and adds "call me with TX2, that is skip TX1
and call me with your signal report not the grid square"). This
will be a holiday style operation, but he will try to get on all
bands from 160 to 6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct to K1KA.
VK - Andy, VK5MAV and Vlad, ER1OO will be active as VK5MAV/6 from the
Houtman Abrolhos (OC-211) and Favorite Island (OC-183) indicatively
between 15 and 25 April (actual dates to be defined). Plans are to
be QRV for four days from each island. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or
via RN3RQ. Bookmark http://vk5mav.wixsite.com/dxpedition for more
information and updates.
XV - Andy, DL3YM will be active as XV9YM from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
between 16 February and 18 March. In his spare time he will operate
mainly CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call. [TNX DX
YS - Will, AA4NC will be active as YS1/AA4NC from El Salvador on 13-20
February. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY "and even FT8" on all HF
bands, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via
AA4NC and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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J20DX ---> "Plans to activate AF-059 have taken a major twist", the J20DX
team announced on 6 February. "Our guide in Djibouti recently passed an
urgent message insisting that it was now not safe for Europeans to visit the
Khor Angar region". Operating from the rare IOTA group AF-059 is the
expedition's primary aim [425DXN 1448] and Khor Angar is the departure point
for the islands, so the team "will now take stock of the situation and
decide best way forward". Bookmark https://j20dx.com/news/ for updates. [TNX
DX World]

P29NI: CANCELLED ---> "Due to security issues", the P29VCX operation from
Manus Island (OC-025) ended earlier than expected, and the 6-11 February
P29NI activity from Daru Island (OC-153) has been cancelled. [TNX DX World]

QSL: VP6D ---> "The cards were mailed on 4 February from the United
Kingdom", the QSL Team reports. "The mailing included all OQRS and Direct
Mail confirmation requests received that far. Also included were cards
shipped to foundations/clubs for distribution. Subsequent mailings will
occur on a regular basis. Bureau cards will be shipped to the worldwide
bureaux at a later date. Please allow sufficient mail time before inquiring
about missing cards". [TNX K5GS]

WRTC 2022 ---> The Final Qualification Rules to be selected as a WRTC 2022
Team Leader are available on http://wrtc2022.it/. "The Selection Areas are
much smaller", the organizers says, "so that operators on all continents now
have more chances to qualify than ever before. If you do not achieve
qualification as a Team Leader, you will have a chance to be selected by a
Team Leader as Team Member. Each Team Leader must select a Team Member from
the top 10 applicants who did not qualify as a Team Leader".


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