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425 DX News #1293

425 DX News #1293
13 Feb 2016
A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH
Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information
(e-mail )
Contributors are invited to send their DX information to 
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays 
3C     - Ken, LA7GIA ( will  be  active  as  3C7GIA  from
         Malabo, Bioko Island (AF-010), Equatorial Guinea on 4-13 March.  He
         plans to be QRV on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL  via  LA7GIA
         and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
4S     - A group of ten  German  operators  (DJ9KH,  DK1AX,  DK1MA,  DL2AWG,
         DL2HWA, DL2RNS, DL3HRH, DL4SVA, DL7VEE and DM2AYO) will  be  active
         as 4S7GWG and 4S7RTG from  Bentota,  Sri  Lanka  (AS-003)  on  2-18
         March. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on  40-6  metres  (maybe
         also on 160 amd 80m) with two stations. QSL 4S7GWG via  DL2AWG  and
         LoTW, QSL 4S7RTG via DL7VEE and LoTW; logsearch and  OQRS  on  Club
         Log. More information at [TNX NG3K]
5V     - Wim, ON6DX will be active as  5V7TH  [425DXN  1289]  from  Togo  on
         11-23 February. Due to the high demand for QSOs on the  low  bands,
         he will try and be QRV also on 80 and 160 metres (CW only); on  the
         other bands he will operate SSB, CW and RTTY typically  during  the
         local morning and evening hours. QSL via ON6DX, direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
6Y     - Masa,  JA0RQV  (  will  be active as 6Y5/
         JA0RQV from Jamaica (NA-097) from  21  February  to  17 April. This
         will be a business trip, and he will be QRV  on 160-6 metres CW and
         SSB in his spare time  and  during  the  weekends.  QSL via M0OXO's
         OQRS for direct  and  bureau cards (, and LoTW.
9M8    - The new dates for 9M8RC's activity [425DXN 1291] from Satang  Besar
         (OC-165), East Malaysia are from 30 April to 2  May.  The  new  QSL
         route is direct to 9M8WAT. [TNX]
A2     - Nobby G0VJG, Nick G4FAL, Tony G4DLD, Edd  GM0WED  and  Giles  M0TGV
         will be active as A25UK  (  from  Botswana  on  13-19
         April. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on  160-10  metres.  QSL
         via M0OXO (OQRS for bureau  and  direct  cards  on;
         logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
BY     - Zhao, BD7IHN  will  be  active  as  B7/BD7IHN  from  Nan'ao  Island
         (AS-129) between 13 and 19 February. He will mainly CW  on  30  and
         20 metres; activity is likely to be limited to  his  early  morning
         and evening hours. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
C6     - Bob N4BP (C6AKQ) and Martin K1FQL (C6AQL) and will be  active  from
         Freeport,  Grand  Bahama  (NA-080)  on  16-23  February,  including
         participation in the ARRL DX CW Contest.  QSL  C6AKQ  via  LoTW  or
         N4BP (direct), QSL C6AQL via LoTW only. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6     - John, C6ATS will try and be active from the Anguilla Keys, part  of
         the Cay Sal Bank Group (NA-219) "at some  point  late  next  week".
         Updates about "how his progress is going and on  which  date(s)  we
         expect him to be QRV if the landing is at  all  possible"  will  be
         posted by his QSL manager - see and @charlesm0oxo  on
         Twitter. [TNX M0OXO]
CX     - The Radio Club Uruguayo will be active as CW1C from the  lighthouse
         at Fortaleza del Cerro on 19-21 February  for  the  South  American
         Lighthouses Weekend. Plans are to  have  at  least  three  stations
         active on 40-10 metres CW, SSB  and  digital  modes,  plus  2m  and
         70cm. QSL via CX1AA, diret or bureau. [TNX CX3AL]
DU     - Bodo,  DF8DX  will  be  active  from  three  IOTA   groups  in  the
         Philippines in April. He plans to operate as DU1WQY/1  from  OC-128
         (9-14 April), as DU1WQY/8 from OC-130 (14-19 April), and as  DU1WQY
         from OC-042 (19-24 April). QSL via  DF8DX,  direct  or  bureau  (he
         welcomes email requests for bureau/direct cards,  see  for
         instructions and PayPal details).
EA     - Grupo Los Tortugas ("The Turtles") will operate CW only  as  EG1TOR
         (Cantabria), EG2TOR (Bilbao), EG3TOR (Barcelona), EG4TOR  (Madrid),
         EG5TOR (Valencia) and EG7TOR (Jaen)  on  13-29  February.  QSL  via
         LoTW only. The groups promotes CW with special attention to  novice
         operators; for that reason they will transmit at  a  maximum  speed
         of 18 wpm or even slower if requested. Information on the  Tortugas
         Award can be found at
EA     - Manu, EA1GIB will be active as EG1PAA from Arousa  Island  (EU-080)
         during the 13th Antarctic Activity Week on 22-28 February. QSL  via
         EA1GIB, direct or bureau.
FG     - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from  Guadeloupe
         (NA-102) from 17 February to 30 March. He will be  on  2m  EME  and
         TEP but also on  the  HF  bands  SSB  especially  during  the  main
         contests. QSL via F1DUZ, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Coffee]
FG     - Alex, IW5ELA  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  FG/IW5ELA  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 28 February to 9 March.  He  will  operate
         CW and some SSB  on  40-10  metres.  All  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau, logsearch on Club Log. [TNX IW5ELA]
FM     - Albert, F5VHJ will participate in the  ARRL  DX  SSB  Contest  (5-6
         March) as TO5A from Martinique (NA-107). QSL via  WA6WPG  (USA)  or
         F5VHJ (others), and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log. Outside the contest  he
         will be QRV as FM5KC (QSL via F5VHJ and LoTW). [TNX F5VHJ]
HK0_sa - Jean, VE2FDJ  is active as 5J0JC from  Providencia  (NA-049)  until
         18 February. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
I      - Look for Giovanni, IA5/IK3JLV and Cale, IA5/IW3ILP  to  be  operate
         CW from Capraia Island  (EU-028)  on  10-13  March.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IK3JLV]
J3     - Bob, G3PJT will be active once again as J34G from Grenada  (NA-024)
         on 10-24 March. He will operate mainly  CW  on  80-10  metres,  and
         will participate in the RSGB  Commonwealth  (BERU)  Contest  (12-13
         March).  QSL  via  G3PJT  (direct  only;  bureau  cards  should  be
         requested by email) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
J7     - Dave, WJ2O ( will be  active  as  J79E  from  Dominica
         (NA-101) on 17-24 February, including an entry in the  ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest. He will operate CW only, and will concentrate  on  30,  17
         and 12 metres outside the contest. QSL  direct  to  N2ZN.  [TNX  DX
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather  station  on  Minami
         Torishima (OC-073) from mid-March to mid-May. He operates  CW  only
         as JG8NQJ/JD1 in his spare time. QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or  JG8NQJ
JD1_oga- Masaru, JE4SMQ (JD1BMT) and Hiroyuki, JI3XTZ (JI3XTZ/JD1)  will  be
         active from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 19-22 February.  They
         will be QRV on 40-6m CW,  SSB  and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  home
         calls. [TNX DX News]
PJ6    - Look for PJ6/G3SXW, PJ6/GM3YTS, PJ6/K4UEE, PJ6/K5AC,  PJ6/NM1Y  and
         PJ6/W6IZT to be active from Saba (NA-145) on 17-22  February.  They
         will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  160-10  metres,  and   will
         participate in the ARRL CW DX Contest  (20-21  February)  as  PJ6A.
         QSL PJ6/W6IZT via N7XG; QSL PJ6A via N4NX; others via  home  calls.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - ZV451RIO will be active from 22 February to 6  March  to  celebrate
         the  451st  anniversary  of  the  foundation  of  Rio  de  Janeiro.
         Activity will be on 80-10 metres CW, SSB  and  digital  modes.  QSL
         via PY1AA, LoTW and eQSL.
S9     - Bruno, HB9BEI will be active as S9BK (requested  callsign,  licence
         to be issued upon arrival) from Sao Tome (AF-023) from 25  February
         to 7 March and again on 12-24 March, and from  Principe  (AF-044)on
         7-12 March. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10  metres.
         QSL via HB9BEI. [TNX DX World]
V2     - Ismo, OH2IS will be active as V26IS from Antigua  (NA-100)  between
         21 February and 4 March. He will operate CW and some SSB  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call (direct), and LoTW;  logsearch  and  OQRS
         on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
VE     - Mike, VE7ACN will  be  active  as  VE7ACN/7  from  Gabriola  Island
         (NA-075) on 19-21 February. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau;
         OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
VK9N   - A team of five operators (VK2CA, VK3GK,  VK3HJ,  VK3QB  and  VK3YB)
         will be active again as  VK9NT  from  Norfolk  Island  (OC-005)  on
         20-31 May. They plan to operate SSB, CW and RTTY on  160-10  metres
         with 2-3 stations. QSL via  VK2CA  (direct  or  bureau)  and  LoTW;
         logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club    Log.    More    information    at
VP8    - The VP8STI/VP8SGI team members are arriving  at  Stanley,  Falkland
         Islands will be active as VP8IDX for about a week.  Do  not  expect
         them to deploy  all  the  antennas  and  equipment  used  on  South
         Sandwich and South Georgia. QSL via N2OO; OQRS on  Club  Log.  [TNX
         DX World]
VP8    - Gerry, G3WIP (aka VK4BGL and VK0GB) will be  working  at  the  King
         Edward Memorial Hospital  in  Stanley,  Falkland  Islands  (SA-002)
         from 15 February to 1 April. In his spare time he  will  be  active
         as VP8PDP on 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres SSB. QSL via G3ZQQ. [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
XW     - Bruce, 3W3B will be active again  as  XW4XR  (QSL  via  E21EIC  and
         LoTW) from Laos on 12-24 February. He will operate RTTY and  CW  on
         80-10 metres. Champ, E21EIC  will  be  active  as  well,  on  12-16
         February as XW1IC (QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW), CQ  WPX  RTTY
         Contest included.
XZ    -  The IOTA  DXpedition  to  Myanmar,  which was planned for February/
         March or April/May [425DXN 1275],  has been postponed  until  after
         the summer, while waiting for the new  government to  be  installed
         and the new administration to complete the transition.
YB     - Look for Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club  Frankfurt's  members  DK7TF,
         DF1FF and DH6ICE to be active  as  YB9/homecall  from  Bali  Island
         (OC-022) from 22 February to 2 March. They will operate mainly  SSB
         and digital modes (JT65 included). QSL for  all  calls  via  DK8ZZ.
         [TNX DK8ZZ]
YN     - Mike W1USN as YN5RN, and Bob AA1M as  YN5PL  will  be  active  from
         Nicaragua from 20 February to 5 March. They  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         some digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via home calls,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Uli,  DL2AH  will  be  active  as  TX2AH  from  Mangareva
(OC-063), French Polynesia on  17-28  August,  and  as  VP6AH from  Pitcairn
Island (OC-044)  from 3 September  to 25 November.  He will operate  SSB and
digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via DL2AH, direct only.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CLUB LOG'S  CROWD-TAGGING  --->  Club  Log  has  announced  the  "World  QSL
Archive" project, which aims "to  create  the  Largest  Digital  Archive  of
scanned paper QSL cards in existence". Nigel, G3TXF has made his  collection
of 500,000+ cards available for the project. So far some 100,000  QSLs  have
been scanned, and "we need to tag these cards to the sender's  callsign  and
the corresponding QSOs. We have come up with an original way of  doing  this
which can also be fun. We call this crowd-tagging". Club Log users  who  are
willing  to  help  out  are  invited    to    visit    the    tagging  page: AND WATCH  THE  VIDEO  (also
available by clicking the HELP  button  on  the  bottom  LEFT  side  of  the
screen). [TNX 5B4WN/G0WWW]

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Winter 2016 Special Issue  of  the  International
DX Association's (INDEXA)  Newsletter  is  now  available  for  download  at This issue includes a report  on  K5P,  the
recent DXpedition to Palmyra. [TNX W3OA]

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 8th South American Lighthouses Weekend  will  be
held on 19-21  February.  Details,  including  a  listing  of  participating
stations, can be found at

VK0EK ---> The container carrying  the  equipment  for  the  expedition  has
arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been put into  storage  awaiting
arrival of the advance team on 3 March. The Braveheart will arrive two  days
later, and the full team will arrive on the 7th. They will  sail  for  Heard
Island on 10 March, weather permitting. The 9th issue (Vol.  2,  No.  2)  of
the the Heard Island Expedition Newsletter, published on 10 February, can be
downloaded at

VP8SGI ---> Stormy weather conditions caused VP8SGI to  go  QRT  from  South
Georgia at 07:41 UTC on 7  February,  one  day  earlier  than  planned.  The
"biggest challenges" the team experienced while  on  the  island  were  "the
high winds which are destroying our antennas and tents" and  "the  many  out
of turn callers that continually call while we are trying to  work  others".
The OQRS on Club Log has been enabled; at QRT time the  totals  were  82,847
QSOs (56518 CW, 20623 SSB, 5706 Data) with 21,734 unique callsigns. For  log
inquiries please contact KU9C at vp8sgi_logresearch[@]
QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  1A0C,  3B7FA,  3B9EME,  3B9FR,
3D2KM, 3W3MD, 3W3MD/p (AS-162), 3XY5M, 9H6A, A35KL, A71BX, A71EM, B1Z,  B4T,
C37N, C37NL, CO6HLP, CT9/MJ0ASP, DU7ET,  DU9/RC5A  (OC-235),  EA6SX,  FK8IK,
GD6IA, HP3/WJ2O, HR1AAB,  IS0/YL7A,  J6/K4ZGB,  KP2M,  LU7HF,  OR90VL,  PX8K
(SA-042), R7AL/0 (AS-172), S79OWZ, S9TM, ST90IARU,  SV2ASP/A,  T2TT,  T88RY,
TK5MH, TX3X, TZ9A, UK8OK, V73D, VE7ACN/7 (NA-091),  VK9WA,  VP2ELY,  W100AW,
ZD8W, ZW8K (SA-025).
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