425 DX News #1437

17 November 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1437

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4S - DK7TF and DH6ICE will be active again as 4S7DLG from Sri Lanka
(AS-003) from 22 November to 6 December. They will operate mainly
SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW, or via DK8ZZ (direct or bureau). [TNX
The Daily DX]
4W - Look for 4W/HL1AHS and 4W/DS3EXX to be active from Timor Leste
(OC-148) 26 November to 3 December. They will operate SSB, CW and
FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct to home calls. [TNX DX
7Q - Karl, DK2WV will be QRV as 7Q7W from Malawi on 13-28 November.
Expect activity on 40-6 metres SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via DK2WV.
7Q - Susan, W7KFI (7Q7M) and Don, K6ZO (7Q6M) will be active from
Embangweni, Malawi on 21-27 November. Main activity will be on 20
and 40 metres (14036 and 7036 kHz). [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q - Masa, JR3RIU will be active as 8Q7JX from the Maldives (AS-013) on
23-25 November, including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest
on 40-10 metres. QSL direct to JR3RIU; he will upload his log to
LoTW, eQSL and Club Log.
C6 - Starting this weekend, KN4EEI and AA7JV will be active as C6AGU
from Water Cay (NA-001), Bahamas until 3 December. They will
operate CW and FT8 mainly on 160, 80 and 40 metres; their plans
include activity during the CQ WW DX CW and the ARRL 160 Meter (30
November-2 December) Contests. [TNX The Daiily DX]
C6 - Brian, ND3F will be active as C6AQQ from Nassau (NA-001), Bahamas
from 24 November to 1 December. He will participate in the CQ WW DX
CW Contest, and will operate "some FT8" outside the contest. QSL
via N3IQ. [TNX NG3K]
CT8 - Hermann, HB9CRV (http://www.to-mk.com/ct3fn/) will operate again
FT8 as CU8FN from Flores Island (EU-089), Azores from 19 November
to 1 December. During the CQ WW DX CW Contest, look for CU8FN on
40-10 metres, and for Antonio, CU8AS on 160 and 80 metres. QSL for
both callsigns via HB9CRV and LoTW.
EA - Celebrating the International Day of the Basque Language (Euskara),
special callsign EH2EUS will be active on all bands and modes from
27 November to 3 December. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or
via EA2TP. [TNX EA2CW]
F - The Radio Club de Nice (F4KJQ) will be active as TM8AB between 24
November and 12 December to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the
first Transatlantic amateur two-way contact between Leon Deloy F8AB
and Fred Schnell 1MO (28 November 1923).
F - F4ESV, F5LPY and F8EFU will be active as TM18EHF from 29 November
to 13 December for the European Women's Handball Championship. They
will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via
F4ESV, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF]
FM - Oliver, W6NV will be active as TO5A from Martinique (NA-107) on
20-28 November, including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
FS - Look for Paul FS/K9NU, John FS/W9ILY, Mike FS/W9MK, John FS/K9EL as
well as Marco FS4WBS to be active from St. Martin (NA-105) from 28
November to 8 December. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 (Fox & Hound
mode on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091
kHz) and some RTTY on 160-6 metres with three stations and a focus
on 80 and 160m during hours of darkness. QSL FS4WBS via LoTW or
IZ1MHY; QSL others via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home calls.
HA - Established as Magyar Rovidhullamu Amator Egyesulet (Hungarian
Shortwave Amateur Union) in 1928, the Hungarian Radioamateur
Society (MRASZ) celebrates its 90th anniversary and commemorates
its founding fathers. Look for special event stations HG90MRASZ,
HG90MRAE, HA90AM (Anzerberger Mihaly), HA90HL (Horvath Laszlo),
HG90BD (Bibo Denes), HG90BJ (Brisky Jozsef), HG90FI (Fodor Istvan),
HG90HL (Hollos Lajos), HG90KI (Kemeny Istvan), HG90MF (Mayer
Ferenc), HG90NK (Nekolny Kurt) and HG90NS (Nagy Sandor) to be
active from 15 November to 15 December. QSLs via the HA bureau
and LoTW. Logsearch and downloadable awards can be found at
HR - LZ5VV/HR9, N2WQ/HR9 and SP4Z/HR9 will be active from Roatan Island
(NA-057) on 17-25 November. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8, and will participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as HQ9X (QSL via
OH - Santa's Radio Club (https://oh9s.fi) will be active as OH9S on 1-8
December from Finnish Lapland, some 200km above the Arctic circle.
Activity will be mainly on 80m-6m on all modes, FT8 included. All
QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and LoTW;
direct cards via Club Log's OQRS (preferred) or via OH9MM.
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will be
active again as OX3LX from Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island (NA-151)
from 21 November to 4 December. Bo is QRV in his spare time,
typically "around lunch and after dinner". QSL via OZ0J, Club Log's
OQRS and LoTW.
P2 - ZL1BQD, Roly will be active as P29RR from Lae, Papua New Guinea
(OC-034) from 20 November to 4 December, with a focus on FT8. QSL
via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to ZL1BQD. [TNX The Daily DX]
PA - Wino, PA0ABM and Rich, PA0RRS will participate in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest (24-25 November) as PE75W. The special callsign is in
Celebration of their 75th birthdays. QSL via LoTW only. [TNX
PJ4 - Jeff, KU8E and John, K4BAI will be active as PJ4/KU8E and PJ4/K4BAI
from Bonaire (SA-006) on 18-27 November. QSL both callsigns via
K4BAI. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as PJ4A
(QSL via LoTW or K4BAI) as Multi-Single or two single band entries.
PJ7 - Oleh, UR5BCP (KD7WPJ) will be active as PJ7/UR5BCP from Sint
Maarten (NA-105) on 17-21 November. He will operate mainly CW and
FT8 on 20 and 15 metres. QSL via KD7WPJ. [TNX UR5BCP]
PY - Ronaldo, PS8RV and Aristides Carlos, PS8ACM will be active as ZV7FF
from the Ubajara National Park, in the Brazilian State of Ceara,
from 29 November to 2 December. They will operate SSB and FT8 on
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PS8RV.
T32 - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active as T32NH
from Kiritimati (Christmas Island, OC-024), East Kiribati on 5-11
December. He will operate mostly CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres, and
will participate in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. QSL via LoTW
(preferred) or direct to JA0JHQ.
TK - A large team from Slovenia (S53CC, S53F, S53MM, S53RM, S53WW,
S55OO, S57C, S57K, S57L and S57VW) will be active as TK0C from
Corsica (EU-014) on 19-26 November, including participation in the
CQ WW DX CW Contest. Outside the contest they will operate SSB, CW
and FT8. QSL TK0C via LoTW, eQSL or via S50C. [TNX The Daily DX]
TT - The dates for the announced DXpedition to Chad [425DXN 1436] are
from 22 February to 7 March 2019. Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian
DXpedition Team will be active as TT8RR (CW, SSB and RTTY) and
TT8XX (FT8).
VP2V - Look for VP2V/K6NAO to be active from the British Virgin Islands
(NA-023) on 17-23 November. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or via JA1HGY.
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso from 17 November until the end of the month. Plans are
to focuns on 160, 80 and 60 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX The
Daily DX]
YN - Yuri RM0F, Sergey R4WAA, Yan RZ3FW, Yuri N3QQ and Elena RC5A will
be active as H7/homecall and YN4RRC from Big Corn Island (Isla del
Gran Maiz, NA-013), Nicaragua from 26 November to 7 December. They
will operate C W and SSB on 160-10 metres. QSL YN4RRC via RZ3FW.
[TNX DX World]
ZA - Rumen, LZ1MS will be active as ZA/LZ1MS from Albania on 23-27
November, including a SOSB (40m) entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0I ---> The 3Y0I team (3Z9DX, CT1DSV, JE1CKA, SP3CMX, SP5ES, SP8S and
YU4DX) have assembled in Cape Town, South Africa in anticipation of their
upcoming DXpedition to Bouvet Island (dates TBA). "Our cruise will take 12
days one way", they say. "If we are lucky with weather, our stay at the
island will last for 2 weeks". We assume the entire journey will take
approximately 1.5 months". Plans are to operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound
mode on all bands except 160m) as follows:
CW 1822 3502 7002 10106 14002 18072 21002 24892 28002 50105
SSB - 3785 7090 - 14190 18140 21200 24940 28440 50140
FT8 1840 3567 7056 10131 14090 18095 21091 24911 28091 -
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX. The website for the
DXpedition is at https://bouvetoya.org/.

EP6RRC ---> Announced FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) frequencies for the 17-23
November DXpedition to Shif Island (AS-189, new one for IOTA), Iran [425DXN
1431] are 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095 and 21091 kHz. Eight operators
expect to be QRV on 160-10 metres CW and SSB with two stations, with a third
station devoted to FT8. The pilots will be JA8COE (Far East and Oceania),
UA3AKO (Europe, Russia, and ex USSR countries), VE3LYC (East Coast NA) and
WC6DX (West Coast NA). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via R7AL. See
https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ep6rrc for more information.

SM3CER ---> Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER's popular "Contest Service" website
(http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/) has not been updated for a while. "Jan-Eric
fell in his apartment in early September and could not get up or call for
help for several days", N0AX reports. "After being rescued and a stay in the
hospital, he is back home but pretty much unable to move around and faces a
long convalescence". His friend SM3DMP says that Jan-Eric "would appreciate
receiving emails and QSLs, even though it is very unlikely he will be able
to respond". His email address is jan-eric.rehn[@]telia.com, and his postal
address is on qrz.com.

WSJT-X 2.0 ---> A fourth candidate release ("RC4") of WSJT-X 2.0 has been
available for download and use by beta testers since 13 November. The
"Quick-Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.0" has been revised and extended, and must be
read thoroughly before using RC4:
The version of FT8 (and of MSK144 as well) in the new release is not
backward-compatible with the original protocol. This means that anyone using
an earlier version of the software will be unable to decode transmissions
from users of v2.0.0-rc4, and vice-versa. "To minimize this cross-protocol
interference we suggest initially using the RC4 release at audio TX
frequencies 2000 Hz and higher. As more users upgrade their software to RC4
or later, activity can gradually move downward in audio frequency. By
December 10 or very soon afterward, everyone should upgrade to the full
WSJT-X 2.0 general availability (GA) release".
Download links for RC4 on Windows, Linux, and macOS can be found on the
WSJT-X web page: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 4B4B (NA-030), 5H3EE, 5P2C,
5Z4/LZ4NM, 7T9A (AF-094 & AF-104), 7V9A (AF-094), 8Q7DV, 9A70A, 9X0T, 9X0Y,
A61QQ, BW9W (AS-155), BY4JN (AS-150), C21GJ, C21VE,CN2MA, CO8LY, D44TWO,
(OC-179), H44R (OC-168), H44R/p (OC-158), HP3AK, JW/DJ2AX, JW6VDA, JW9DL,
K9AJ/VY0 (NA-207), KD6WW/VY0 (NA-207), KH1/KH7Z (OC-089), KH9/N7NVK
(OC-053), OJ0C, OY9JD, PJ5/SP2FUD, PJ7PL, PS1S (SA-077), PW7I (SA-046),
RI1ANL, RT65KI (AS-065), SV2ASP/A, TN5R, V6J (OC-254), XR0YD (SA-001),
YJ0CA, Z61DX, Z68M, ZB2EO, ZB2FK, ZB2LGT, ZG2BK, ZS9V (AF-064).


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