425 DX News #1409

5 May 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1409

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3DA - Pista HA5AO will be active as 3DA0AO (requested callsign) from
eSwatini (Swaziland) during the second half of September. He will
operate CW, RTTY, FT8 and some SSB on 80-10 metres. Log search and
OQRS will be available at https://www.ha5ao.co. As he did in
Lesotho in previous years, Pista continues his humanitarian project
work by supporting an orphanage. He will deliver school items and
small gifts to the children. More details to follow at a later
date. Swaziland was recently renamed "The Kingdom of eSwatini" by
King Mswati III to mark the 50th anniversary of independence. The
new name means "land of the Swazis". [TNX K5GS]
9H - Henning, OZ1BII (http://www.oz1bii.dk/) will be active as 9H3EE
from Malta (EU-023) on 25-28 May. Main activity will be during the
CQ WW WPX CW Contest. He will operate CW only. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS and LoTW, or via OZ1BII. [TNX NG3K]
9X - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as 9X2AW from Kigali, Rwanda on
5-24 June. He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY on the HF bands
and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW or M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX M0OXO]
CT9 - Tibor, OM3RM will be active as CT9ABN from Madeira (AF-014) on
19-29 May. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres, and will participate in
the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as CR3DX. QSLs via OM2VL. [TNX NG3K]
DU - Press, N6SS will be active as DU6/N6SS from Panay Island (OC-129),
Philippines until 17 May. He operates CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres.
QSL via home call (neither Club Log nor LoTW will be used). [TNX
The Daily DX]
E5_sc - Bruce AD7MM (E51BAS), Doug W6HB (E51DLD), Peter WA6HXM (E51HXM),
Marilyn KI7DLK (E51MAS), Bob NC6Q (E51NCQ) and Judy KM6RFE (E51RFE)
will be active holiday style from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook
Islands on 13-25 May. QSL via operators' instructions. [TNX The
Daily DX]
EA - Once again the Federacion Digital EA will operate special callsigns
3-9 May to celebrate Europe Day, the anniversary of the Schuman
Declaration (9 May 1950) that paved the way to the European Union.
See http://www.fediea.org/eudota/ for more information and QSLling
instructions. [TNX Southgate Amateur Radio News].
EA8 - The Union de Radioaficionados de Las Palmas (EA8URL) will be active
as EG8CID on 10-30 May in celebration of the Day of the Canary
Islands (30 May). QSL via LoTW or EA8URL.
F - The Radio Club Ardennais (F4KJP) will be active as TM5SE on 5-6 May
(and again during a few more weekends between 2 June and 7 October)
in remembrance of Franck Tonna (F5SE), who passed away on 20
December 2017. An antenna manufacturer himself, he was the son of
Marc Tonna, F9FT (SK). [TNX F6AJA]
F - Members of the Institut pour le Developpement des Radiocommunica-
tions par l'Enseignement (IDRE) and the Castres DX Gang will be
active again as TM5FI from Ratonneau Island (EU-095) on 9-16 May.
They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-6 metres. QSL via
F5XX, direct or bureau. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
F - Andre F4ELK, Christophe F4ELI, Stephane F5UOW and Jean-Pierre ON7ZM
will be active as TM65EU from IOTA group EU-065 on 22-23 June.
Islands mentioned are Trielen (DIFM AT-040), Bannec (DIFM AT-037)
and Molene (DIFM AT-002). QSL via F4ELK, direct or bureau.
G - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GR9RW on 19-23 May
to mark the Royal Wedding between HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms.
Meghan Markle. Two HF stations and one VHF station will be active
and will cover all bands from 80m to 70cm. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
or via G4DFI.
H4 - Haru, JA1XGI (http://island.geocities.jp/h44xg/) will be active as
H44XG from Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands on 21-27 June. He
will operate mainly CW and FT8 on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL
via JA1XGI and LoTW; log search and OQRS on Club Log.
KH1 - Following a successful Visalia DX Convention, the KH1/KH7Z team met
in Cupertino to assemble the stations and network in preparation of
landing on Baker (http://www.baker2018.net/pages/pretrip.html). The
DXpedition is now in the final planning stages and this step was
the last before packing and shipping the gear to Fiji.
There will be eight stations in three separate tents for CW, SSB
and digital modes. "Although limited to 43 feet, our 80 and 160m
antennas are newly designed AA7JV 'fat' verticals, which will sit
just inside the high tide mark. The SteppiR verticals for 75
through 10m will also be mounted just inside of the high tide mark,
while four 2-element vertical arrays will be mounted away from the
water for 15, 17 and 20m. In this way, we can maintain a 24-hour
presence on 20m to maximize the number of unique callsigns and
enable the most ATNO contacts. We also intend to install a multi-
vertical array for 6m at the digital radios". Plans are for
KH1/KH7Z to be QRV from 26 June through 7 or 8 July, depending on
weather and seas, and to upload the logs to Club Log twice a day to
minimize duplicate contacts. This will be another large budget
operation, and you can help make it happen by visiting the
DXpedition's website and contributing today. [TNX N1DG]
KL - Tim, NL8F and Yuri, N3QQ will be active as KL7RRC/p from Kagamil
Island (NA-234) on 23-27 May. This IOTA Group was activated for the
first and only time back in 2008. They will operate CW plus some
SSB and/or FT8 on 80-17 metres. QSL via N7RO. The log will be
uploaded to Club Log after the expedition. See https://na-234.com/
for possible updates. [TNX DX World]
OH - Look for OH1/DL2VFR, OH1/DL2YBG and OH1/DL7UXG to be active from
the islands of Reposaari (EU-173) on 20-23 May, and Parainen-Pargas
(EU-096) on 23-26 May. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
(RTTY, PSK and FT8). QSL via home calls.
PA - Tony, PD1TV and Henry, PA4HM will be active as PH00GEVEEN on 5-22
May for the annual "Wings and Wheels" event held at Hoogeveen
Airfield. They will operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via the
PA - Bernard PB7Z, Mark PD0ME and Jelle PD5JFK will be active as
PD18MILL from 'de Eendracht' in Gieterveen for the Mills On The Air
event on 12-13 May (see http://www.pd6mill.com/ for more
information). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
bureau, LoTW and eQSL. Direct cards via PD7BZ.
PY - Look for PR5M to be active from Ilha do Mel (SA-047) from 31 May to
3 June. Eight operators plan to be active on 80-10 metres CW, SSB
and digital modes with at least a couple of stations. QSL via
PP5BZ. The log will be uploaded to Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP5 - Members of the Jake McClain Driver Memorial ARC will be active
holiday style as VP5/KC5WXA from Providenciales, Caicos Islands
(NA-002) on 5-14 May. They will be QRV on the HF bands with an
emphasis on FT8. QSL via KC5WXA, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
VP5 - Pete, VE3IKV and Bill VE3MMQ (W4TAA) will be active as VQ5Z from
Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 1-11 July. They will
operate SSB and CW, as well as FT8, MSK144 and JT65, on 6 metres
(50107 kHz) and the HF bands from grid FL31vs. QSL direct to
XE - Members of Radioclub Cancun will be active as 6E5RM from 23 May to
1 June during the 5th edition of the Rally Maya Mexico. On 23-24
May they will be QRV as 6E5RM/XF3 from Cozumel Island (NA-090).
They will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-6 metres. QSL via XE3N.
YJ - Geoff, ZL3GA will be active again as YJ0GA from Efate (OC-035),
Vanuatu on 18-25 July. He will operate CW and FT8 with some SSB on
80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via home call
(direct or bureau). [TNX ZL3GA]
Z6 - Z68AA (QSL via 9A6AA) and Z68RBJ (QSL via 9A5RBJ) will be active
from Peja, Kosovo on 14-21 May. Look for activity on 80-10 metres
SSB, CW and FT8.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0I ---> The Rebel DX Group is accepting applications to join their
DXpedition to Bouvet Island [425DXN 1397]. "Experienced operators" are
invited "to join efforts to activate the 2nd most wanted entitiy
during Antarctic summer. More details available on request by email
(dom[@]rebeldxgroup.com). Don't forget to attach your ham radio CV". See
https://bouvetoya.org/. [TNX DX World]

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Spring 2018 edition (#121) of the International
DX Association's Newsletter (INDEXA) is now available for download at
http://www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. "This issue will let us follow Stan
Vatev, LZ1GC, as he performs his solo DXpedition to Temotu Province [H40GC]
and combine it with a humanitarian mission to help the students of Temotu's
JCP College. We are pleased that amateur radio can be a fascinating hobby
and at the same time improve the lives of some of the people we touch while
engaged in our activities". [TNX K8YC]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 15,789 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2008-17), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

QSL VIA W4DTA --- > Steve, W4DTA is "taking over QSL manager duties for the
expeditions of El Grupo DX Caracas", which include YW5DX, YW5LR, YW5N,
YW5PI, and YW5X, as well as YX0A and YX0LIX (Aves Island, April 2006). The
logs are being uploaded to Club Log and the OQRS has been enabled. [TNX The
Daily DX]

+ SILENT KEY + Jean-Pierre Kaeuffer, F5AHO passed away on 29 April. First
licenced in 1968 as F1AHO, he participated in the TX5C DXpedition to
Clipperton Island (March 2008). Over the years he operated from several IOTA
groups in six continents, including island hopping in Canada as VE1/F5AHO,
VE9/F5AHO and VY2/F5AHO (NA-010, NA-029, NA-068, NA-081, NA-126, NA-127 and
NA-154), in Korea as HL1/F5AHO (AS-081, AS-060, AS-026 and AS-085), and in
Patagonia as CE/F5AHO (SA-091), LU/F5AHO (SA-008) and LU/F5AHO/p (SA-049).
Other DX/IOTA activations included FJ/F5AHO, FK/F5AHO (OC-032 and OC-033),
FM/F5AHO, FR/F5AHO, FS/F5AHO (NA-105 and NA-199), FY/F5AHO (SA-020) and


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5A1AL, 9Y4/UA4CC (SA-009),
EI50AOM, F6KOP/p (EU-148), HP1AVS, JI3DST/4 (AS-041), JS6RRR (AS-079),
TJ2TT, TN5R, V31JZ/p, VK5CE/p, VU4G, XF1IM (NA-078), XR0YD, Z2LA, Z60A,
Z61DX, Z68M, ZP4KFX.


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