425 DX News #1403

24 March 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1403

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3W - Igor, RW0BG is active as XV9BG from Phu Quoc (AS-128), Vietnam
until 26 March. He operates CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15
metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS.
BV - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as BW/DF8DX from Taiwan (AS-020) on
27-30 March and again on 24-30 June. QSL via home call, Club Log's
OQRS and LoTW.
C9 - A large group (CS8ABG, CU2CO, DL8JJ, ON1DX, ON4ACP, ON4AMX, ON4CCV,
ON4EI, ON4QX, ON5CD, ON6LY, ON7RU, ON7TQ and ON8KW) from the Lion
DX Team (OT8T) will be active as C8T from Mozambique on 2-15 May.
They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres with four
stations; a fifth station will operate 2m EME, 60m and "extra
digimodes on all bands". QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via ON1DX. See
https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com for more information.
DU - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan Island (OC-128)
on 15-18 April. QSL via home call, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
F - Special callsign TM93WARD will be active on 14-22 April in
celebration of the 93rd World Amateur Radio Day (18 April, the day
the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris). [TNX
FG - Pascal, F6ASS will be active as TO5GI from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from
24 March to 6 April. QSL via F5XX. [TNX NG3K]
FJ - AI5P, N0KV, W0ZA and WD0E will be active as FJ/N0KV and FJ/AI5P
from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146) on 19-27 April. They will
operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-10 metres, with satellite operation
by WD0E. QSL FJ/N0KV via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW; QSL
FJ/AI5P via home call (direct or bureau, he does not use LoTW).
They do not plan to use Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
I - Ninety years ago the airship "Italia" crashed on the ice on its way
back from the North Pole, and a small tent dyed red for maximum
visibility was the only shelter for the survivors. Commemorating
the role of radio (and amateur radio) in rescuing the Red Tent
survivors, ARI Vigevano will be active as IB2RT between 20 March
and 20 October. QSL via I2MYF or eQSL. [TNX IK2AVH]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ/JD1 has been on Minami Torishima [425DXN 1400] since
13 March, and will be leaving on 11 April (earlier than expected).
If he has time, he might be QRV on 17 and 15 metres. His QSL
manager (JA8CJY) says that Take expects to be back on the island
from mid-May to mid-August.
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be active as
JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 2-4 May. He will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 30-6 metres. QSL via home call
direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log and updates via Twitter
(@jd1bly). [TNX NG3K]
KH9 - Philip, N7NVK will be on Wake Island (OC-053) for a rotation of
three months on and one month off starting sometime in April. In
his spare time he will be active as KH9/N7NVK, for the time being
running QRP into either a G5RV or a Buddipole. Once he determines
his availability, he will post the information to qrz.com (look for
KH9/N7NVK). He plans to use LoTW, and hopes "to work out the
logistics and cost for the QSL cards for those that want them".
PJ - Prior to their activity from Bonaire [425DXN 1401], Philipp DK6SP
and Jamie M0SDV operated as PJ2/DK6SP and PJ2/M0SDV from Curacao on
17-23 March. Then they will be heading back to Bonaire and be
active as PJ4/DK6SP and PJ4/M0SDV until 2 April. They will
participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as PJ4V along with PJ4DX,
PJ4KY and PJ4NX. QSL PJ2/M0SDV and PJ4/M0SDV via LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS or direct to M0SDV; QSL PJ2/DK6SP and PJ4/DK6SP via LoTW or
DK6SP (direct or bureau); QSL PJ4V via LoTW or M0URX's OQRS.
PJ5/6 - Before and after his activity from St. Barthelemy (see FJ above),
Rick, AI5P will be active as PJ5/AI5P from Sint Eustatius (NA-145)
on 9-16 April, and as PJ6/AI5P from Saba (NA-145) from 28 April to
5 May. QSL via home call; he does not use LoTW or Club Log.
T31 - Following their DXpedition in 2016, the Rebel DX Group will be
active again as T31T from Kanton Island, Central Kiribati (OC-043)
(http://www.rebeldxgroup.com/). Their journey will start around 10
May from Samoa. Plans are to have three stations for CW and SSB,
plus two stations operating FT8 around the clock. There is still
room for five operators. Contact dom[@]rebeldxgroup.com for
VE - To mark the 40th anniversary of the mysterious explosive phenomenon
known as the Bell Island Boom (2 April 1978), special callsign
VD1BOOM will be active from Bell Island (NA-198) on 20 metres each
Saturday and Sunday during the month of April. QSL direct to
VO1IDX, LoTW and QSL; logsearch on Club Log.
XW - Champ, E21EIC will be active again as XW1IC from Laos on 27-31
March. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW, or via home call. [TNX DX
XZ - XZ2A is "the first resident amateur radio station in Myanmar since
1962". The station is operated by Simon, HS0ZIB, who is currently
licenced to use 15, 12 and 10 metres only. He operates SSB and
various digital modes. QSL via LoTW or Club Log's OQRS. See
https://www.qrz.com/db/XZ2A for more information.
Z6 - Gabriele, HB9TSW will be active as Z68BG from Kosovo between 29
March and 19 April. In his spare time he will operate CW on 80, 40,
30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via HB9TSW (direct or bureau), LoTW and
eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]

CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (24-25 March):
Call Category Country QSL
3V8SS SO Tunisia LoTW/LX1NO
3Z6V SO Poland LoTW/SP6DVP
4H1K Philippines DU1KIR
4L2M SOSB 40m Georgia EA7FTR
7Q7EI M/M Malawi LoTW/M0OXO
8P5A SOAB HP Barbados LoTW/HA1AG
9Y4D SOSB 15m Trinidad 9Y4D
B1Z M/? China EA7FTR
BP0P M/? Taiwan qrz.com
C4A M/2 Cyprus LoTW/5B4KH
CN2AA M/S Morocco Lotw/UA2FM
CN7EJ M/2 Morocco IK2OHG
CQ3W Madeira LoTW
E2A SOAB HP Thailand LoTW
ED9E M/? Ceuta EA9ACD
EI7T SO2R Ireland LoTW
FK/5B4ALX SOSB 15m LP New Caledonia IZ4AMS
GB60OT England G3KPU
HS0AC M/2 Thailand HS5NMF
IF9A Sicily IT9PPG
IO9R M/2 Sicily LoTW/ON3AR
LM90NRRL M/S Norway bureau
MD0GOR Isle of Man LoTW
NP2N M/? US Virgin Isls LoTW
OH5Z M/2 Finland LotW
PJ2T M/M Curacao LoTW/W3HNK
PJ4V M/2 HP Bonaire LoTW/M0URX
PJ5T Sint Eustatius SP2GCJ
PX2A M/M Brazil PY2VM
TO2BC SO French Guiana LoTW/DL7BC
TO5GI SOAB Guadeloupe F5XX
UF1F M/S Russia (EU) eQSL
V73NC SO Marshall Isls JA0JHQ
VB2Z M/S Canada LoTW
VK3HF M/? Australia LotW/M0OXO
VP5P M/? Turks & Caicos LoTW/W2TT
VR20/W1DQR Hong Kong JJ1DQR
XU7AEY M/S Cambodia LoTW
YB0NDT SOSB 20m HP Indonesia LoTW
YB2DX SOAB HP Indonesia LoTW
ZV5O M/2 Brazil LotW/PY5QW
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2018.html - good contest to
you all!

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

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3C0W ---> The DXpedition to Annobon Island will go QRT on 24 March in the
morning. The log will be uploaded to Club Log a few hours later, when the
operators are back to Malabo. They will return home on the 27th, but no more
3C3W activity is planned.

9M0W ---> The Spratly Islands log has been uploaded to Club Log and the OQRS
has been enabled. It contains 23,453 QSO made with 9,539 unique calls made
on 8-12 March.

CLUB LOG ---> Effective 1 April, Club Log will no longer accept HTTP, and
all traffic will be redirected to HTTPS. Please check to make sure you refer
to Club Log as https://clublog.org to avoid problems. This is especially
pertinent for anyone developing software with Club Log API calls that still
use HTTP.
API features are used, for example, by logging software which connects to
Club Log to integrate with uploads and real-time logging. If you are still
using Windows XP, you can normally browse to the website, but you will be
unable to use applications that make use of API features connecting via the
operating system to Club Log.

CROZET AND GLORIOSO ---> Sebastien, F5UFX wrote a letter to update the
amateur radio community on the project for operations from two Most Wanted
DXCC Entities managed by the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF)
administration. "Based on these experiences [FT5ZM, FT4TA and FT4JA, ed.]
and the very good relationship with the TAAF, we worked in parallel on two
new destinations as soon as we returned from Juan de Nova: Grande Glorieuse
Island (FT/G) and Crozet (FT/W)", Seb says. "Despite the research work done,
the innovative solutions proposed, and a complete and documented dossier,
our requests were rejected. The arguments put forward focus on the danger
posed by our antennas for the bird population and the risk of introduction
of new species during our landing. Despite our work to demonstrate that
these elements are controlled and in no way invalidate our activities, it is
the precautionary principle that is privileged for the moment. The logic
remains to say that if there is no project then there is no risk.
Unfortunately, amateur radio expeditions are not part of the core activities
and priorities". Read Seb's long project report on DX World:

F6BFH ---> Alain, F6BFH has uploaded his A71/F6BFH/p log (January 2018) to
LoTW and has enabled Club Log's OQRS. [TNX F6AJA]

YOTA 2018 ---> The South African Radio League (SARL) will be hosting 80
young radio amateurs between 16 and 25 years old, representing 34 countries,
at the 8th edition of the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp, to be held in
Gauteng on 8-15 August. This annual event brings together young people from
IARU Region 1 member societies for a week, creating an opportunity to learn
all about different nationalities and cultures, foster international
friendships and goodwill, and learn new amateur radio skills. Please visit
http://www.zs9yota.co.za/ for more details.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3XY3D/p (AF-096), 4S7AB, 5A1AL,
6O6O, 7V9A, 9G5W, 9M2YDX, 9U4M, C4I, C81G (AF-061), CO8LY, E31A, H72DX,
JD1BNA, OP2A, RI1ON (EU-066), VC1G (NA-126), VI70HI, ZC4A.


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