5 October 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
9J - Mario, IK1MYT expects to be active as 9J2MYT from Lusaka, Zambia
starting on 6 October. He will operate SSB on 40, 20, 15 and 10
metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. [TNX DX World]
9M6 - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA from Labuan Island
(OC-133), East Malaysia on 24-28 October, including participation
in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX
CP - Once again Antonio, EA5RM will be working on a non-governmental
Organization's project in Bolivia on 10-30 November. In his spare
time he will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10m as CP1XRM. QSL
via EA5RM. [TNX EA5RM]
D6 - A large team of Mediterraneo DX Club's members (namely 9A6AA,
DJ5IW, DL6KVA, DL8OBF, F6BPZ, I2VGW, IK4QJF, IT9ZZO, IZ2GNQ,
IZ3GNG, IZ8CCW, LB3TI, MW0ZZK, OE3JAG, ON4LO, ON7RN, YO5OED and
YO8WW) will be active as D68CCC from the Comoro Islands (AF-007)
from 21 October to 2 November [425DXN 1462]. They will run five
stations on the following target frequencies:
CW 1823, 3519, 7010, 10109, 14019, 18069, 21029, 24891, 28019
SSB 3795, 7125, 14215, 18140, 21295, 24945, 28019
RTTY 3595, 7049, 10140, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24910, 28080
FT8 1840, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14080, 18103, 21080, 24910, 28080
Additionally, they will listen for US General class stations on
14280 kHz and up, JA stations on 160m CW down 5-6 kHz, JA stations
on 160m FT8 1908 kHz. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, via IK2VUC (direct
or bureau) and LoTW. See http://www.mdxc.org/d68ccc for more
F - Look for Fabien, F4GYM/p and Pierre-Marie, F4FCE/p to be active
from Grande Ile de Chausey (EU-039) on 19-25 October. They will
operate SSB, CW and digital modes (FT8, RTTY, PSK) on 80-10 metres.
QSL via home calls, bureau or direct.
F - Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da
Vinci, the Radio Club de Vineuil (F6KJX) will be active as TM20CI
(brilliant suffix for Francophones!) on 26-27 October, 1-11 Novem-
ber and 23-24 November. QSL via F6KJX.
FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) 14-29 October. He will operate SSB and some FT8 on 80, 40,
20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via F1DUZ
(direct or bureau) [TNX The Daily DX]
HK - The Liga Radio Manizales (HK6RM) will be active as 5K6MZL on 5-14
October to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the city of Manizales
in the Caldas Department of Colombia. Activity will be on 160-2
metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, bureau, or
HK - Taking part in the commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the
death of Leonardo da Vinci, Colombian special event stations
5J500LDV, 5J500L, 5J500D and 5J500V will be active on 17-31
October. Look for activity on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and digital
modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, or via HK3VHZ; logsearch on Club Log.
See https://www.qrz.com/db/5J500LDV for information about the
certificates that will be available.
JA - Members of the Nara DX Association (namely JA3FGJ, JA3KGF and
JJ3PRT) will be active as JK3ZXK/2 from Suga Island (AS-206) on 12-
14 October. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-17 metres, with
a focus on Europe and North America. QSL via JP3AYQ (direct only).
JA - Ted, JF1CCH and Eiji, JQ1SUO will be active again as JF1CCH/0 and
JQ1SUO/0 from Sado Island (AS-206) on 12-14 October. QSL via home
calls; JF1CCH/0's log will be uploaded to Club Log.
JA - JG1LFF/2, JG3DOR/2, JJ2ONH/2 and JR2NMA/2 (YL operator) will be
active holiday style from Shino Island (AS-206) for a few hours
(approximately between 01.00 and 07.30 UTC) on 20 October. They
will operate CW and SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX
JW - Look for JW7XK (QSL via LA7XK, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW), JW9DL
(QSL via LA9DL and LoTW) and JW6VM (QSL via LA6VM) to be active
from Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 9-14 October. They will
participate in the SSB leg of the Scandinavian Activity Contest
(12-13 October) as JW5X (QSL via LA5X, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW).
Outside the contest they will also operate via satellite, mainly on
FO-29, during their local afternoon and evening passes. [TNX The
ON - Radio amateurs and radio clubs from Belgium are allowed to replace
their standard prefix ON with special prefix OR from 25 October to
25 December. Additionally, special OR18 callsigns operated by club
stations include OR18ERA, OR18ONZ, OR18OSA and OR18OST. This is to
celebrate the 18th birthday of Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of
Brabant and future first-ever queen regnant of the Belgians.
PA - Members of PI9KLM (https://www.pi9klm.nl/), located at Amsterdam
Airport Schiphol, will be active as PA100KLM until 30 November to
mark the centenary of KLM, the flag carrier airline of the
Netherlands and the oldest airline in the world still operating
under its original name. QSL via the bureau to PA0WBZ.
P4 - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) on 22-
29 October. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest;
outside the contest he will be QRV on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres.
QSL via LoTW or direct only to N2MM. [TNX NG3K]
PY0F - Julio, PP2BT and the PY0F Team (https://py0f.wordpress.com/) will
be active again from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 21-25 October.
Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (category to
be decided); outside the contest they will be QRV on 160-10 metres
when time allows, as they will be busy "installing antennas for 80
and 160m, RX antennas for the low bands and finalizing the assembly
of the station". QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to PY7RP.
S7 - Leszek, SP6CIK as S79CI and Janusz, SP9FIH as S79W will be active
from Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles (http://s79.dxpeditions.org) on 18-
29 October. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 160-10
metres. Look for S79W to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home calls.
SM - Fred, SM7DAY will be active again as SM7DAY/p from Senoren Island
(EU-138) on 5-12 October. He will operate "all bands, all modes"
(FT8 included). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct
SP - Celebrating their Golden Jubilee in Amateur Radio Dick, SP9GR will
be active as 3Z50GR from 1 October to 31 December 2019 (QSL via
home call), and Kris, SP6DVP will be active as 3Z50DVP from 15
October until 30 April 2020 (QSL via LoTW, or via home call).
T8 - Ichy, JH7IPR will be active again as T88UW from Koror (OC-009),
Palau on 10-16 October. Usually he operates mainly FT8, with CW and
SSB if conditions are good. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via
home call (direct or bureau).
V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104) on 16-22 October. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 160-6m.
QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VE - VY0ERC, the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located on Ellesmere
Island (NA-008), will be active again sometime in October-November.
QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
VP6 - The Pitcairn Island [425DXN 1454] DXpedition team (EA3HSO, EY8MM,
JR4OZR, K0IR, K0PC, K9CT, K9NW, N4GRN, N6HC, SM5AQD, W0GJ, W0VTT,
W6IZT and W8HC) will be active as VP6R from 18 October to 1
November, including participation in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a
full-scale Multi-Multi entry. Plans are to operate CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 (Fox & Hound) with "8 stations, each capable of maximum
legal power, with monoband Yagis for the high bands and verticals
with good radial systems and directional receive antennas for the
low bands". Announced frequencies are:
CW 1826.5 3523 7023 10108 14023 18069 21023 24891 28023
SSB - 3785 7082 - 14185 18130 21285 24955 28485
RTTY - 3580 7045 10142 14080 18099 21080 24911 28080
FT8 1836 3567 7056 10131 14090 18095 21091 24911 28091
VP6R will be also active on 6 metres FT8 (50323 kHz), 6m EME (see
https://pitcairndx.com for information) and 60m . The FT8 protocol
has been formalized, and details can be found on the "How to Work
The pilot station network for the DXpedition includes WB9Z (Chief
and North American pilot), EA3AKP (Western and Southern Europe),
G3XTT (Western Europe), IK0FVC (Southern Europe), JJ3PRT (Japan),
NP4G (South America and Caribbean), OG2M (Northern Europe), R7LV
(Eastern Europe), ZL3IO (Oceania), ZS1C (Africa) and W7GJ (EME
Pilot). Please go to the website's "Pilots and Off-Island Team
Members" page for the details. The pilot plan is somewhat
'Eurocentric', because needs for a VP6 contact are greater in
Europe, EU signals may be 'under' stronger signals from other
geographical areas, and Europe faces more substantial propagation
challenges which differ among the various parts of the continent.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
VU - Sporadically QRV since 29 August, AU19HFI is the special event
station for Hamfest India 2019, which will be held on 8-10 November
in Kanyakumari (http://hfi2019.com/). AU19HFI will be active on all
bands CW, SSB and digital modes until 10 November. QSL via VU3RSB.
W - Special event stations N0F, N1F, N2F, N3F, N4F, N5F, N6F, N7F, N8F
and N9F, plus KF2IRE and VA3FIRE (Canada) will be active on 6-12
October for the Fire Prevention Week 2019. QSL cards for all of the
FPW stations should be sent direct to Fire Prevention Week Special
Event, c/o Siemens Fire Safety USA, 8 Fernwood Road, Florham Park
NJ 07932, USA. See http://hamfire.com/ for more information on the
Z8 - James, Z81C (formerly P29HG and VK4GKA) is a new operator in Juba,
South Sudan. He will be working for a non-governmental organization
for at least 18 months. James' preferred mode is SSB. QSL route to
be decided. [TNX The Daily DX]
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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3G1DX ---> "After long and exhausting negotiations with the Chilean Navy we
have been informed that they have denied the permit to land on the island",
the team announced on 30 September. With the tickets and licenses in hands,
all the gear packed and the logistics planned, regretfully, we have now to
cancel the operation". All donations are being refunded. 3G1DX was expected
to be QRV from Pajaros Rocks (SA-100, new one for IOTA) between 18 and 23
October [425DXN 1475].
+ SILENT KEY + Martha W. Henson, WN4FVU passed away on 1 October. She was
76, and became interested in Amateur Radio because of a desire to help her
husband Carl, WB4ZNH, operate from DX locations. During the Eighties and the
Nineties she was active from several rare places, notably Annobon Island
(3C0AC), Chad (TT8AC), Equatorial Guinea (3C1YL), Aves Island (4M0ARV),
Mauritania (5T5MH), Eritrea (9ER1TA) and Ethiopia (ET3YL).
QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 9H1ET, 9M2TDX, AF2F/W4
(NA-067), C5DL, CE7/DL2OE (SA-018), CR2V, CY9C, D73G (AS-084), E51WL, EM1UA
(AN-006), HK1NA (SA-082), JY5IB, KA6RWL (NA-065), MJ/OK3RM, OL88YL, P29VCX
(OC-025), R205NEW (AS-205), R26RRC (AS-204), R63RRC (AS-063), RI0BC
(AS-042), RI1ANP, RI1OM (EU-119), SF2CW (EU-192), SN10WFF, TO6OK, Z66X.
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