425 DX News #1533

19 September 2020 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1533

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9G - Matteo, IZ4YGS has extended his stay in Ghana [425DXN 1526] and now
expects to remain QRV as 9G5GS until 22 September. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to home call.
F - The Charente DX Group will be active as TM7R from Ile de Re
(EU-032) from 26 September to 3 October. Six operators (namely
F4GBD, F5LOW, F5MNK, F5NBQ, F6HKA and ON4ZD) will be QRV on the HF
bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (pre-
ferred), or via ON4ZD, direct or bureau. [TNX ON4ZD]
F - Special callsign TM82ALC will commemorate the 290th anniversary of
the death of the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de
la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (1658-1730). The car brand Cadillac was
named after him, who had founded Detroit in 1701. Look for SSB, CW
and digital modes activity on 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27 October. QSL
via eQSL, LoTW, or via F4ELR. More information can be found on
G - David, M0VDL will be active from Lundy Island (EU-120) between 26
September and 1 October. He plans to operate SSB and FT8 on 20, 40
and maybe 80 metres, primarily in the local morning and evening
HC - Members of the Ecuador DX Club will be active on all bands and
modes as HD0DX on 26 September. Those who participate in this
special event will be awarded the commemorative diploma "Ecuador
Volcanoes" (see https://ecuadordxclub.org/volcanes). QSL via LoTW,
or via NE8Z.
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be
active as JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 3-6
October. He will operate FT8, CW and SSB on 630-6 metres, as well
Satellite RS-44. His focus will be on 630m JT9, 160m SSB, Satellite
RS-44 and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau;
logsearch on Club Log and updates via Twitter (@jd1bly). [TNX
JW - Erwann, LB1QI plans to be active as JW/LB1QI from the JW5E club
station in Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 24-27 September. He
will operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call (direct
or bureau) and LoTW.
OE - Hannes, OE1SGU will be active as OE1990SGU on 1-31 October to
celebrate his 30th anniversary in amateur radio. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL, or via OE1SGU (direct or bureau).
OH0 - Previously active from the islands of Hailuoto (EU-184, 31 August-2
September), Raippaluoto (EU-101, 3-4 September), Reposaari (EU-173,
6-10 September) and Kustavi (EU-096, 10-13 September), Gaby,
OH/DF9TM and Frank, OH/DL2SWW have been QRV from Orslandet (EU-097)
since 14 September, and plan to remain there until 19 September.
Then they will be moving to the Aland Islands (EU-002), and be
active as OH0/DF9TM and OH0/DL2SWW on 23-26 September before
heading back home. All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and
confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards via home calls
"will be answered until November". [TNX The Daily DX]
OJ0 - Henri, OH3JR expects to be active again as OJ0JR from Market Reef
(EU-053) on 19-26 September. In his spare time he will operate CW
and possibly other modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via home call and
Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
ON - The ONZ Oostkust Radioclub (ON6HC) will be active on all bands and
modes as OR39CLM between 14 October and 13 November. This will be
their 39th special operation for the Canadian Liberation March, the
annual event that celebrates the liberation of the Belgian town of
Knokke on 1 November 1944. QSL via ON6HC (bureau only). A certifi-
cate will be available, see https://www.onz.be/or39clm/.
OZ - Volker, DJ8VW is active as 5P8VW from Romo Island (EU-125) until 28
September. He operates SSB, CW and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, eQSL, or via DJ8VW (direct or
SM - Travel restrictions permitting, Waldi, SP7IDX will be active as
SM/SP7IDX from Stora Alo/Boko Island (EU-177) on 10-17 October. He
will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct
to home call.
W - K1A will be operated as a special event station for the Amateur
Radio Software Award from 25 September through 4 October. Look for
activity on 20 and 40 metres SSB. QSL direct to Claus H. Niesen, PO
Box 126, Ames IA 50010, USA. The Amateur Radio Software Award
(https://amateurradiosoftwareaward.github.io/) is an annual inter-
national award for the recognition of software projects that en-
hance amateur radio. The award aims to promote amateur radio soft-
ware development which adhere to the same spirit as amateur radio
itself: innovative, free and open. The 2020 Award recipient is
Anthony Good, K3NG for his Arduino CW Keyer software project.

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

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INDEXA ---> The International DX Association's Officers for the 2021 Fiscal
Year are Bob Schenck N2OO (President), Jerry Rosalius WB9Z (Vice President)
and Dick Williams W3OA (Secretary-Treasurer). The Directors are Bob Allphin
K4UEE, Ralph Fedor K0IR, Hal Turley W8HC, Lou Dietrich N2TU (Chairman),
Franz Langner DJ9ZB, Gary Dixon K4MQG, John Scott K8YC, Adrian Ciuperca
KO8SCA, Steve Sullivan KZ2I, Valerie Hotzfeld NV9L and Otis Vicens NP4G.
The International DX Association (https://indexa.org/) is an amateur radio
organization dedicated to working DX and making DX possible. In 35+ years of
service to the DX community it has sponsored over 240 DXpeditions to rare
and semi-rare countries.

IOTA: REPORT AN ACTIVATION ---> IOTA activators are encouraged to submit in-
formation about their past operations by loggin in to https://iota-world.org
and using the form available at Support -> Report an IOTA Activation. Each
entry must include the callsign, island name, IOTA reference, as well as the
date and time of the first and last QSOs for each contiguous time window of
operation. All entries will be checked by the Validation Team. It is hoped
that "such reporting becomes standard before not too long". [TNX VE3LYC]

JX0X ---> The unexpected news that Erik, LA2US/JX2US is going on a 6-month
work assignment to Jan Mayen [4215DXN 1532] "puts the JX0X project in a
difficult situation", Ken LA7GIA posted to Facebook on 11 September. "While
there are several differences between a 6-month single-op trip and a 2-week
tent and generator DXpedition, for us this is a matter of if we are
* able to raise the remaining funds, and
* willing to sign an expensive vessel contract with all the added
With this added info we are hesitant to sign the vessel contract without
knowing the result of the support from the DX community. We need more time,
while we carefully consider what to do. In the meantime, we encourage
everyone who wants to have a good low band show next fall to support us
upfront, and donate to our PayPal account jx0x[@]la7gia.com.
We offer 100% refund of all donations in case DXped is cancelled. We expect
a final decision to go will be taken in a few months, dependent on the
financial situation".
The JX0X DXpedition is expected to take place between 15 September and 5
October 2021. Plans are for six operators to run up to four stations
simultaneously for two weeks; the main modes will be CW and digi, plus some
SSB, with a focus on 160, 80, 60, 40 and 30 metres.

LOTW NEW USER GUIDE ---> "Keen to get going on LoTW, but not sure how? Help
is at hand!", Gary, ZL2IFB says. "I was asked to write 'simple step-by-step
instructions' for amateurs struggling with computers, so it ended up at 30-
odd pages with lots of pictures". The Guide (version 1.01) is available for
download at https://www.g4ifb.com/LoTW_New_User_Guide.pdf.

VP8PJ: FINAL PRESS RELEASE ---> "We have closed the books on the VP8PJ DX-
pedition to the South Orkney Islands (AN-008)", the Leadership Team an-
nounced on 13 September. "Due to the global pandemic our equipment was re-
turned to California about two months later than planned. Nothing was
missing or damaged during the extended journey. Thanks to the worldwide
clubs/foundations, the DX community and our corporate sponsors, the project
met all operational and financial goals. We appreciate the continued support
from the DX community.
Consistent with our commitment to upload the complete VP8PJ log to LoTW six
months following the DXpedition, Tim M0URX will upload the complete log on
15 September.
Planning for our next project [ZL9 New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands, 425DXN
1515] is underway. Exact timing will depend on lifting of the global travel
restrictions, issuance of the landing permit and ship scheduling, early 2022
is the plan". [TNX K5GS]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8XF, 5Z4VJ, E44RU, E51BQ, EX0QR,
EY8MM, IK3PQH (EU-131), J68HZ, OY5ET, RI0B (AS-068), RK9LWA, TF1A, TF2MSN,
TG9ADM, TI9A, TR8CA, VK5GI (OC-139), XR8RRC (SA-032), ZS0RR.


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