425 DX News #1373

26 August 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1373
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B8 - Hans, PA3HGT will be active as 3B8/PA3HGT from Mauritius (AF-049)
on 5-22 September. He will operate SSB and possibly some digital
mode on 40, 20 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
5W - Al, K7AR will be active as 5W0RA from Samoa (OC-097) on 19-29
September. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and maybe FT8, and will
participate in the CQ WW RTTY Contest. QSL via K7AR and LoTW,
logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
7X - A team from the Djelfa Amateur Radio Club (7X2VFK) and the Algerian
Amateur Radio Union will be active as 7Y94I from Rachgoun Island
(AF-094) between 1 and 10 September. QSL via 7X2DD.
9M - A large number of special event stations located in various
Malaysian states and federal territories are celebrating the 60th
anniversary of Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) until 1
September. QSL via operator's instructions. Active from West
Malaysia are 9M60MA, 9M60MB, 9M60MC, 9M60MD, 9M60MJ, 9M60MK,
9M60MM, 9M60MN, 9M60MP, 9M60MR, 9M60MT, 9M60MW and 9M60MY. Active
from East Malaysia are 9M60MQ (Sarawak) and 9M60MS (Sabah).
9M2 - The Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be active again as 9M4IOTA from Indah
Island (AS-074) on 16-18 September. A large team will operate CW,
SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL direct to 9M2OOO. [TNX
A2 - Yuri RM0F (A25BI), Pavel R2AD (A25SP) and Elena RC5A (A25BE) will
be active from Botswana on 15-25 September. They will operate CW
and SSB on 160-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home calls
(direct and bureau); A25BI and A25BE also via LoTW. [TNX The Daily
DU - Mike, W6QT will be active as DU3/W6QT from Luzon Island (OC-042),
Philippines between 1 September and 31 December. Activity will be
on 80-10 metres using various modes. QSL via home call (direct or
bureau), LoTW or eQSL. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
E5_sc - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active as E51JHQ
(requested callsign) from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands on
1-4 September. Main activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m
during the All Asian DX SSB Contest (2-3 September). Outside the
contest he will operate CW on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via
JA0JHQ, bureau or direct, and LoTW.
EI - The EIDX Group will hold their first "DX Feile" (DX Festival) on
6-7 October at the Aran Islands Hotel on Inis Mor (EU-006).
Complete information can be found at https://www.dxfeile.ie/. Look
for EJ1D to be active on 6-9 October with two stations on 40-10
metres SSB and CW. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX DX World]
F - Special event call TM39CDXC will be active on 8-22 September for
the 39th Clipperton DX Club's Convention (http://wp.cdxc.org/), to
be held at Collonges-la-Rouge (Correze) on 22-24 September. All
QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
FO - Heinz, DF1YP will be active again as FO/DF1YP from Moorea (OC-046),
French Polynesia from 6 September to 1 October. He will operate SSB
and digital modes on 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call,
bureau preferred. [TNX NG3K]
HC8 - HC5DX, KG0YL, N1MWJ, WB2REM and WY1G will be active as HD8M
(http://www.hd8m.com/) from Isla Isabela, Galapagos Islands
(SA-004) on 14-21 September. They plan to operate SSB, CW and
digital modes (primarily FT8) on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS (preferred) and LoTW after six months; traditional
cards via WB2REM (direct) or KG0YL (bureau).
HK - Special callsign 5K300PF will be used on 5-9 September to celebrate
Pope Francis' visit to Colombia. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
I - ARI Ascoli Piceno, San Benedetto del Tronto and Fermo-Porto San
Giorgio will be active as II6CNT from 24 August for one year to
help restore the Castle of Arquata del Tronto, which was badly
damaged by the earthquake that struck central Italy in 2016. See
https://www.ii6cnt.it/ for more information. [TNX IZ6ZCV]
J6 - Bill, K9HZ will be active again as J68HZ from St. Lucia (NA-108)
on 1-16 September. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL or direct to
K9HZ; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX Coffee]
SV - Giannis, SV1PMQ will be active as SV8/SV1PMQ/p from Aigina Island
(EU-075) on 1-3 September. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and
LoTW; see qrz.com for the direct link to Club Log's logsearch and
OQRS. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
UA - The Radio Marathon "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running until 31
December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870B (1-10
September), R1812M (11-20 September) and R1941OM (21-30 September).
Detailed information on the event and the award programme can be
found at www.moscow870.com.
UR - Special callsign EO25P will be active from 1 September to 31
December to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Volyn Amateur
Radio League. See https://www.qrz.com/db/EO25P for information on
the certificate available for contacts made with EO25P and other
EO25 stations (EO25PA, EO25PD, EO25PG, EO25PL, EO25PQ, EO25PWC,
W - Twelve stations will be using 1x1 callsigns (K5A, K5C, K5D, K5F,
K5H, K5K, K5L, K5M, K5N, K5R, K5S and K5T) on 26-29 August. This
memorial operating event will be held to remember those who were
impacted by Hurricane Katrina when it struck the Mississippi Gulf
Coast on 29 August 2005. All QSLs via AG5Z (direct only). See
http://katrina5m.com/ for more information. [TNX DX Newsletter]
W - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 18th annual Route 66 On The
Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-one
amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns (from W6A through W6U)
will operate from cities along the "Mother Road" on 9-17 September.
See http://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL
YB - Special callsign YB348P will be active on 26-27 August to celebrate
the 348th anniversary of the city of Padang, the capital of the
Indonesian province of West Sumatra. Activity will be on 80, 40,
20, 15 and 10 metres SSB. See https://www.qrz.com/lookup/YB348P for
more information.

SCANDINAVIAN TOUR ---> Rosel, DL3KWR will be active as SK6SYL (QSL via
SM6KAT) starting on 31 August for the 8th meeting of the Scandinavian YL
Radio Amateurs (SYLRA) that will take place on 8-10 September. After that,
Rosel will be active from Denmark as OZ6SYL (QSL via OZ7AGR) on 11-24
September, including participation in the Scandinavian Activity Contest

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 --- > "Our fund-raising began about this time last year,
so we have been at it for 12 months", the 3Y0Z team wrote on 22 August in
their Press Release #7. "We are extremely grateful for the excitement,
encouragement and actual contributions that have come our way. It has truly
been amazing to see how the DX community has stepped up to help 'make this
We believe that we have negotiated a contract with our transportation
partners that gives us a good idea of what our costs will ultimately be.
This expense represents most of our overall costs. Regarding the remainder
of our budget, cost control is a daily challenge and a priority for
leadership and the team. We take it very seriously.
However, recently we made a couple of changes affecting the expense side of
our equation. This accounts for a small 3% increase in our overall costs,
but will make life on Bouvet safer and more comfortable. We have decided to
add a second operating shelter and a third leeping shelter. This will allow
us to have more room to place our 14 one-KW stations (12 HF and 2 EME) and
to separate the operating modes. This will make our 14-16 estimated days of
24/7 operating more comfortable and less challenging. The bottom line is we
have a small percentage increase in costs, but the on-island benefits are
well worth the extra expense.
In summary, looking at our income from the Operating Team itself, the DX
Foundations, DX Clubs and individual DXers worldwide and our estimates of
what our costs will turn out to be, we feel we are in a good and enviable
position... but we are still short over $100,000.
With this in mind, we are continuing to ask for your financial support. You
may visit our DXpedition website (http://www.bouvetdx.org) and click on a
'donate' button".

SAC ---> The 59th Scandinavian Activity Contest will be held on 16-17
September (CW) and 14-15 October (SSB), from 12 UTC on Saturady to 11:59 UTC
on Sunday. Scandinavian stations (Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands,
Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Market Reef, Norway, Svalbard and
Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found
at http://www.sactest.net/.


QSLs received direct or through managers: A5A, B7CRA, DU6/JA1PBV (OC-125),
DZ4C (OC-202), EY7AD, HD2RRC (SA-034), HD2RRC/4 (SA-033), JG8NQJ/JD1,
PJ7/W9AEB, SX9VK (EU-187), TE8DX (NA-116), TU7C, TZ4AM, V63YL, V6J (OC-226),


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