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VP6D Ducie Island

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DXpedition

20 th October- 3 rd November 2018
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DX Bulletin No. 1375
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August 6 2018
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13 October 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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VP6D ---> A couple of months ago Facebook updated an API used by third-party
applications that allowed for cross-posting. The change breaks this
functionality and Twitter users are no longer be able to create a Tweet and
share it easily to their Facebook page. "We have arranged for tweets to be
transferred to VP6D's Facebook page", the VP6D team says. "However, due to
time zone differences there may be a delay between Twitter and Facebook
updates. If you follow us on Twitter (@VP6D_2018) you'll receive our tweets
without delay". The "Braveheart" is ready to sail, and the VP6D team is
ready to soon begin their journey.

Follow the ship's progress on https://share.garmin.com/vp6d .
The function will be activated on 16 October
and will remain active until the team returns to Mangareva on 6 November.

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3W - WA7WJR will be active as XV9WJR from Vietnam on 3-27 October,
including participation in the Oceania DX Contest (CW). He will
operate CW, some PSK31 and SSB on 40, 20 and 15 metres from the
city of Vung Tau, with side trips to Con Son Island (AS-130) and
Phu Quoc Island (AS-128). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via WA7WJR. See
https://www.qrz.com/db/xv9wjr for activity updates. [TNX NG3K]

5W - Steve, WB2IQU will be active as 5W2IQ from Apia, Samoa (OC-097) on
18-25 October. He will be QRV on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL
direct to home call. [TNX M0OXO]

7Q - Don, K6ZO will be active as 7Q6M from Embangweni, Malawi on 23-29
October, including participation in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL
via K6ZO. [TNX The Daily DX]

8P - DK1BT, DL4WK, DL6SAK, DL7DF, DL7KL, DL7UFR and SP3CYY will be
active as 8P9AE from Barbados (NA-021) on 6-20 November. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres with three
stations. QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau, and LoTW "within 6
months after the DXpedition". See http://www.dl7df.com/8p9/ for
logsearch and OQRS.

DL - Volker, DL1WH will be active as DL1WH/p from Rugen Island (EU-057)
on 6-20 October. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB on the HF
bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]

E4 - Janusz, SP9FIH will be active again as E44WE from Palestine between
27 October and 11 November, including a single-band entry (20m) in
the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. He will operate SSB, some RTTY and FT8 on
20, 17 and 15 metres, and possibly on 160m. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS, or via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

F - Special callsign TM63CDP will be active at various times between 18
October and 18 November to celebrate the recent inscription of the
Chaine des Puys volcanoes on UNESCO's World Heritage List. QSL via
F6BDE. [TNX F8REF]

FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) from 16 October to 7 November. He will operate SSB and
FT8 on the HF bands, and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB
Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via F1DUZ (direct or bureau)

FJ - Thierry, F6CUK will be active holiday style as FJ/F6CUJ from Saint
Barthelemy (NA-146) from 21 October to 1 November. He will operate
CW and SSB on various bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or
via home call (direct or bureau).

HH - Owing to security concerns, the 19-29 October 4V7R expedition to
Haiti [425DXN 1423] has been cancelled. [TNX DX World]

HL_ssh - Lee, DS4NMJ is active as DT8A from the King Sejong Station on King
George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) until 18 December. He
operates FT8, CW and SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres. QSL via
HL2FDW and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

HP - Scout station 3E1JT from Panama will be active on 1-31 October, and
particularly during the Jamboree On The Air (19-21 October). QSL
via HP1ALX.

I - ARI Milano will operate scout station II2JOTA on 20-21 October
during this year's Jamboree On The Air. QSL via the bureau.

JD1_oga- Kazu, JD1BNA will be active again from Hahajima (AS-031), Ogasawara
on 24-29 October. He will concentrate on 180, 80 and 40 metres CW.
QSL direct to JL1UTS. [TNX DX World]

OA - Rich, K2RR expects to be active as OA5/K2RR from San Gallan Island
(SA-073) on 15 October for a few hours, hopefully starting around
14 UTC
(9 AM local time) on 14040 kHz CW with Europe as his first
priority. If conditions on 20 metres are poor, he will be QRV on
10115 kHz. He will run 100 watts and use batteries, as generators
are not allowed on the island. [TNX W1JR]

OE - Celebrating the 100th anniversary since the proclamation of the
Republic of Austria, special callsign OE100OE will be active on 16
21 and 31 October, and again on 3 and 12 November. Activity dates
have been chosen because of their historical significance (see
qrz.com). Each day will have its special QSL card, and all QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.

P4 - Look for P4/NN5E and P4/NT5V to be active from Aruba (SA-036) on
12-19 October. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10
metres. QSLs via LoTW, or via home calls.

P4 - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) on 22-
30 October. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest;
outside the contest he will operate SSB and CW on 160-10 metres.
QSL via LoTW or direct only to N2MM.

PJ4 - Scott, NE9U will be active as PJ4/NE9U from Bonaire (SA-006) from
20 October to 3 November. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct or
bureau). He will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as PJ4G
(QSL via WA2NHA) along with KK9K, K2NG and NA2AA. [TNX NG3K]
PY0F - The Noronha Contest Group will be active as PY0F from Fernando de
Noronha (SA-003) on 23-29 October, with main activity during the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest. Outside the contest they will operate mainly SSB
and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct
to PY7RP. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

PJ7 - Ed, N2HX (ex WA1ZAM) will be active again as PJ7PL from Sint
Maarten (NA-105) from 20 October to 4 November, including an entry
in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest he will
operate SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL via N2HX. [TNX NG3K]

SP - Special event stations 3Z100I, HF100I, SN100I, SO100I, SP100I,
SQ100I, 3Z100N, HF100N, SN100N, SO100N, SP100N, SQ100N, 3Z100POL,
HF100POL, SN100POL, SO100POL, SP100POL and SQ100POL will be active
between 1 October and 30 November to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the
Second Polish Republic at the end of World War I. More information
will be available on https://100np.pzk.org.pl/ . QSL via operator's
instructions.

TT - Ken, LA7GIA will be active as TT8KO from N'Djamena, Chad on 9-21
October [425DXN #1425]. He will operate CW and some SSB on 160-10
metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. See
http://la7gia.com/ for more information .

TU - Bertrand, DF3FS will operate CW and SSB as TU5MH from Cote d'Ivoire
(Ivory Coast) on 20-29 October. QSL Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
DF3FS.

V6 - V63FKR (QSL via JR1FKR) and V63MLO (QSL via JH1MLO) have been
active again from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia since 26 September.
They operate holiday style on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6
metres SSB and RTTY until 1 October. They do not use LoTW.

VK9N - Joe N7BF as VK9BF, Everett W6ABM as VK9EV, Russell N7QR as VK9QR
and Pete ZL2HM as VK9PM will be active from Norfolk Island (OC-005)
on 9-20 October. QSL via home calls; VK9EV will use LoTW.

VP2M - Dom M0BLF, Rob M0VFC and Dan M0WUT will be active as VP2MUW
( https://vp2muw.com ) from Montserrat (NA-103) on 17-23 November.
They will operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres with three stations.
QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau). [TNX G3ZAY]

XW - Bruce, 3W3B will be active again as XW4XR from Laos on 12-22
October. He will operate CW, FT8 and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via
LoTW or via E21EIC. [TNX The Daily DX]

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RI0B ---> The logs for the recent RI0B IOTA operations have been uploaded to
Club Log, and the OQRS has been enabled for each of them:
RI0B/AS-054 13-15 September 4,883 QSOs
RI0B/AS-087 20-21 September 7,018 QSOs
RI0B/AS-104 16-18 September 4,298 QSOs
RI0B/AS-121 10-12 September 4,955 QSOs

TT8KO ---> Operated by LA7GIA, TT8KO stopped transmitting at 17:45 UTC on 10
October, when "the national security police" shut down the station pending
"an equipment inspection" which has been postponed until 12 October ("no
time given"). During the first 24 hours of his solo DXpedition Ken logged
2,135 QSOs, which have been uploaded to Club Log as well as to M0OXO's
website.

VK9XG ---> The 17-29 October DXpediton to Christmas Island (OC-002) [425DXN
1423] plans to use FT8 as the primary data mode. While demand is high they
will use FT8's DXpedition mode, operating as the 'Fox' on the following
frequencies: 1844 kHz (plus 1908 kHz for JA), 3590 kHz, 7060 kHz, 10140 kHz,
14086 kHz, 18104 kHz, 21095 kHz, 24918 kHz and 28095 kHz. These frequencies
have been selected to avoid mutual interference with the VP6D DXpedition
which is scheduled to be active at the same time. You must be using
WSJT-X V1.9.1 in 'Hound' mode' to achieve a QSO. The steps to work VK9X G on
FT8 are described at http://www.6gs.org.uk/vk9xg-on-ft8/. If demand for FT8
QSOs is low or band conditions are poor, they will operate in normal FT8
mode on the standard FT8 frequencies.

VP6D ---> "After 18 months of intensive planning we will soon begin our long
journey to Ducie Island", the VP6D reported on 10 October.
"This is a team
effort and you are part of the team. Please help us to work you by reviewing
this important information.
1. You can follow our progress as we sail to and from Ducie Island.
https://share.garmin.com/VP6D tracking will be available on 16 October
as we depart Mangareva.
2. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook - updated from the ship and island.
3. As time permits, we'll send Press Releases to the DX bulletins and
upload photos to https://vp6d.com/ from the island.
4. Your only email route to VP6D is through the pilot team.
5. The pilots do not have the logs. Please don't ask them about NIL busted
calls, skeds, etc. Do send them helpful suggestions.
6. There is no access to personal email while on the ship or on the island.
7. The log will be uploaded daily, OQRS will be available on the website
shortly after we leave the island.
8. The process for reporting busted/missing QSOs will be available when
OQRS opens.
9. We are uploading the log only to the website - there is no Leaderboard.
10. We plan to use WSJT-X Version 1.9.1 as a Fox on all bands except 160
where we will not use DXpedition mode. VP6D FT8 operating guidelines
posted on the website.
11. DXA at http://www.dxa3.org/vp6d/ will update about 3 minutes after your
contact. Check here to see if you are in our log.
12. The log may show FT8 dupes even if you didn't dupe us, we will resolve
dupes after the DXpedition.
13. Thanks to Lance W7GJ our plan to activate 6m EME is a first for Ducie
Island.
There will be at least 3 DXpeditions operating from the Pacific during Oct/
Nov. Ensure you are in the correct pileup for the DX you are trying to work.
If you see your contact on VP6D's DXA that contact is in our log.
Please consider a donation at VP6D.com to help offset the team's significant
investment to put Ducie Island on the air. Those who process a donation on
VP6D.com before we sail on 16 October will receive their LoTW confirmation
while we're on the island.
We wish everyone the best of luck in getting in the log, we'll do our best
to get you the QSOs you want". [TNX K5GS]

3Z100N Szkolny Klub Krotkofalowcow, ul. Szczesliwicka 56, 02-353 Warszawa,
Poland
6D50I Jose Felix Nunez Enciso, Av. Revolucion de 1910 #3080,
Col. Pueblo Nuevo, 23060 La Paz BCS, Mexico
CB1H Antofagasta DX Group, Los Geiser 9775, 1266765 Antofagasta, Chile
CE2ML Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA
EA5XX Julio Volpe O'Neil, Colon 8, 46611 Benimuslem (Valencia), Spain
EC5AC Jose A. Senent, Apartado Postal 232, 07730 Alaior (Illes Balears),
Spain
ED9E Jose Antonio Mendez Rios, Calle Martin Moreno 15-1, 51002 Ceuta,
Spain
F5TJP Ronan Darchen, B.P. 109, 22700 Perros-Guirec, France
F6CBC Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
N4GNR Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
OH8A Jouni Mehtomaa, Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OV1CDX Frank Fendahl, Svinoevej 2, 4750 Lundby, Denmark
OX3XR Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, Netherlands
TM0T Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
WW1USA National World War I Museum Amateur Radio Club, 100 W 26th St,
Kansas City MO 64108, USA
ZL3PAH Phil Holliday, 131 Starnes Road, RD 2, Upper Moutere 7175,
New Zealand
ZX2B Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320,
Sao Paulo - SP, 04008-000, Brazil

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for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The August 2018 issue is now available for
Download at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

3DA0AO ---> Owing to "circumstances beyond his control", Pista (HA5AO) is
returning to Hungary sooner than planned. "Unfortunately, he is not able to
get on the air or participate in his planned humanitarian projects", K5GS
reported on 17 September. Pista was expected to be QRV as 3DA0AO on 16-28
September [425DXN 1428]. He "will leave his equipment in the country and
return at a future date. Donors to his project will receive a refund".

5A0YL ---> On 16 September a new YL operator from Libya showed up on 20m
SSB. DX World "checked with Abubaker, 5A1AL and he confirmed her name is
Elham from Tripoli and she is still learning to operate". More information
will be posted to qrz.com.

KH1/KH7Z ---> "The KH1/KH7Z Baker Island Story", written by Don Greenbaum
(N1DG), can be found on the Mediterraneo DX Club's website at
http://www.mdxc.org/the-kh1-kh7z-baker-island-story/.

RI0B ---> The team was QRV from Nansen Island (AS-104) for about 43 hours on
16-18 September. Their main generator failed, and they were limited to 100
watts during the second day. They set sail to the Arkticheskogo Instituta
Islands (AS-087) afterwards, and started operations around 12 UTC on 20
September. This is fourth and last island stop of the trip. Plans are to
remain QRV until Saturday morning (local time), then head to Dikson and
Arkhangelsk. The yacht must be back in Sankt-Peterburg by mid-October, and
there is not time for the team to go and operate from the Scott-Hansen
Islands (AS-068) and Sibirjakov (AS-005).

VP6D ---> The DXpedition to Ducie Island will be QRV on 6m EME for the first
time ever. Operation is planned for 50.200 MHz, with VP6D transmitting
during the first period JT65A mode. If local QRM from the HF stations
requires any change from this frequency, it will be announced on the ON4KST
EME Chat page. VP6D intends to be active at Ducie moonrise on most days, and
occasionally during moonset. Lance, W7GJ gives more information and
instructions on https://vp6d.com/index.php/news/226-6m-eme.
The team has also announced that Bob Schmieder, KK6EK has offered the use of
DXA (http://www.dxa3.org/vp6d/), which allows anyone with an ordinary
browser anywhere to see updates about the expedition activities,
particularly the radio log, in nearly real time. Within 60 seconds of your
contact with VP6D, the browser page is automatically updated to show your
callsign, this confirms that your contact is in the log. This process (1)
eliminates the need for duplicate contacts on the same band/mode, (2)
minimizes the confusion caused by pirates or other DXpeditions operating at
the same time, and (3) significantly reduces, or eliminates, the hundreds of
e-mails asking for "log checks".
As for the traditional logsearch, VP6D will not use Club Log, but will
upload the logs to the website (https://vp6d.com/index.php/logsearch-oqrs)
on a daily basis.
The cost of the VP6D project is about USD 175,000. "To date, we are at 87%
of our donation target", the team reported on 21 September. "Our goal is all
donations plus OQRS income will cover 50% of the project cost, with the team
members paying the remaining 50%. There's still time for you to join the
hundreds of DXers, and many foundations, clubs and corporate entities
already on the list".

WSJT-X 2.0 ---> "The first candidate release (WSJT-X 2.0-rc1) is now
available for download and use by beta testers", Joe, K1JT announced on 17
September.
WSJT-X 2.0 will be a major upgrade, whose many new features and
enhancements since Version 1.9.1 are summarized here:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/New_Features_WSJT-X_2.0.txt
If you plan to use the beta-test release candidate, you must read the "Quick
Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.0" first:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Quick_Start_WSJT-X_2.0.pdf
Further details and a download link to the Windows installation package can
be found on the WSJT-X web site:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html
This candidate release is your first chance to test the new features and
provide feedback to the WSJT Development Group (the mailing list can be
found at https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/mailman/wsjt-devel/).

+ SILENT KEYS +
Sabit Zymberi, Z61AA (ex YU8AA) passed away on 9 September.
He was the oldest amateur radio operator in Kosovo and past president of the
Kosovo Amateur Radio Association.
Recently reported Silent Keys also include
Roberto Doro, IZ3CAN, who passed away on 15 September aged only 53.

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DX Bulletin 39 ARLD039
From ARRL Headquarters
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To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Brian, AI6US has obtained a temporary permit to
operate as DU7/AI6US from Dumaguete, IOTA OC-129, from September 23
to October 21. Activity will be on 80 to 2 meters. QSL to home
call.

BELARUS, EU. Special event station EV890G is QRV until October 20
in celebration of the 890th anniversary of the city of Grodno. QSL
via EW4R..

FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Carsten, OY1CT is active almost daily from
Streymoy Island, IOTA EU-018, on 20 meters CW after 1500z. QSL
direct to home call.

SOMALIA, T5. Ali, EP3CQ has received consent from the federal
government to operate as 6O1OO while he works for the United Nations
in the African Union Mission to Somalia. Once setup, he plans to be
QRV on 20 and 15 meters using SSB during his various local times.
QSL via operator's instructions.

TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLAND, ZD9. Steve, G4EDG will be QRV as
ZD9CW from Tristan da Cunha Island, IOTA AF-029, from September 20
to October 22. Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters, and possibly 80
meters later in the operation, using mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via
LZ1JZ.

ANTARCTICA. Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from the Scott Base on Ross
Island, IOTA AN-011, while on work assignment. Activity is in his
spare time. QSL via operator's instructions.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see September QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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3Y0Z ---> "We are happy to announce that our 3Y0Z Bouvet sea container is on
its way home", Bob, K4UEE posted to qrz.com's 3Y0Z page on 10 September. "It
should arrive in Chicago on September 26 then be moved to K9CT's QTH shortly
thereafter. All associated costs have been paid. Craig K9CT says he will get
all the loaned items/equipment back to our sponsors quickly and those
shipping costs will then be paid.
From my perspective, we will then have all the expenses paid and can
determine the amount of refund available to DX Clubs, DX Foundations,
individual supporters and our team.
As previously mentioned, there will be several options available for
everyone to consider when deciding what to do with their refund. PLS QRX!"

RI0B --- > Owing to an incoming storm, the RI0B had to change their plans.
They landed on Tyrtov Island (AS-121) and were QRV on 10-12 September while
waiting for the storm to subside. Then they set sail to the Firnley Islands
(AS-054), and started operations on 13 September. Plans are to be QRV until
the 15th, and to leave the island on 16 September. Their next destination is
Nansen Island (AS-104). QSL via Club Log's OQRS; the direct links can be
found on https://www.qrz.com/db/ri0b.

VK9XX ---> The Christmas Island Amateur Radio Club (VK9XX) is the latest
Affiliated club to the Wireless Institute of Australia. It welcomes
DXpeditioners to the island, and can assist with equipment needs and
location options. The club station is also available for hire. More
information on https://www.christmas.net.au/experiences/amateur-radio.html.

+ SILENT KEY + Mustapha Landoulsi, DL1BDF passed away on 10 September aged
75. A former airline pilot and first licenced in 1974 as DJ0KO, he was the
DARC International Affairs Committee's Coordinator for Arabic countries. He
participated in several expeditions, notably TS7N (2000 and 2003), 5A7A
(2006) and TS7C (2009), as well as 3V8DLH, A43DLH, A65DLH and A71DLH with
the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club. His motto was "One World, One Language:
Amateur Radio".

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DL2AH Ulrich Krieg, OT Soellichau, Feldstr. 26, 06905 Bad Schmiedeberg,
Germany
EL2FM Joe Brown, 10 Oldhams Lane, Bolton, BL1 6PN, United Kingdom
II8IHBC Michele Politano, Via IV Novembre 23, 81042 Calvi Risorta CE, Italy
IT9YVO Antonello Scauso, Via Tenente Minniti 105, 98057 Milazzo ME, Italy
JA0JHQ Nobuaki Hosokawa, 1458-25 Okagami, Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi,
Kanagawa-ken, 215-0027, Japan
JA1HGY Nao Mashita, 8-2-4-2A Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan
JG7PSJ Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
JH1AJT Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken,
255-0003, Japan
WA2NYC Wireless Association of New York City, 233 Wolverine St,
Staten Island NY 10306-1746, USA
ZB2GI Kevin Hewitt, P.O. Box 292, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
ZG2FK Ernest Stagnetto, 74 Kingsway House, Alameda Estate, Gibraltar,
GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

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ZD9 - Steve, G4EDG will be active as ZD9CW from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029)
from 20 September to 22 October. He will operate CW and RTTY with
some SSB on 40-15 metres and possibly 80 metres. QSL via LoTW, or
via LZ1JZ.

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Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

AFRICA DX CONTEST ---> The Africa All Mode International DX Contest will be
held from 12 UTC on 15 September through 12 UTC on 16 September, on 160,
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. The objective is to stimulate
contesting from Africa. See
http://www.sarl.org.za/#Contest

ENIGMA RELOADED ---> The 5th "Enigma Reloaded" event will take place from
28 September to 6 October. Complete information on the event and the
associated award is available at http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 16,046 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 1969), 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].

VP6D ---> "The Ducie Island 2018 project is on schedule", the VP6D team
reported on 2 September, and "the equipment is now at Tauranga, New Zealand,
stored in the Braveheart's warehouse.


A real challenge for DXpedition teams on uninhabited islands is knowing
where in the world they're being heard. The usual pilot reports tell us what
happened, not what's happening, propagation predictions tell us what might
happen.

We understand that propagation may produce only short openings from Ducie
Island to many locations around the world. For example, it's not unusual for
an EU opening to occur but EU callers are covered up by callers from other
geographies. Until propagation changes for the better the EU stations can't
get through.

We have therefore augmented our pilot process to quickly identify these
openings and get this information to the VP6D operators so they can exploit
them. We're confident this new capability will result in more timely
coverage of difficult paths.

No one likes to be continually asked for donations. Today's reality is
DXpeditions to ecologically sensitive and restricted entities are expensive.
Our boat and the freight invoices to New Zealand are now paid, the team is
hoping to cover ~50% of the project cost.

Our fund raising target plus projected OQRS income should cover the
remaining 50%. These bills must be paid whether or not you make a QSO. We
have a team of A1 operators who have been working on this project for 17
months, they can use your help". See https://www.vp6d.com/. [TNX K5GS]

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for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

IAW 2018 --- > The 5th International Air Ambulance Week will take place on
8-16 September. The event is primarily intended to help support and
generate donations for flying medical services around the world. See
http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm for complete information.

IOTA: PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO THE LIST OF VALID ISLAND GROUPS ---> On 31
August the following announcement was published on the IOTA website
(https://iota-world.org/): "IOTA Programme Structure A.4.2 in the 2018
Directory provides for a review of the list of valid island groups to take
place every five years. The last such occasion took place in June 2014 with
the announcement made at the 50th anniversary celebration of IOTA's launch
the following month. It resulted in 11 new groups being added.
This time IOTA Management has decided to bring forward the review to give a
chance for any new groups announced to be activated in 2019, the target
year. The review process is scheduled to start with an announcement of some
additions at this year's RSGB Convention and may possibly finish with a
top-up at next year's Friedrichshafen Ham Radio event.
Any new groups will be very few in number, probably between 5 and 10. It
should be noted that only proposals that meet the programme criteria at
Sections B and C of the IOTA Programme Structure chapter (2018 Directory)
will be considered and, as guidance, it is unlikely that any additions will
be made to the Europe list because it is already generously covered.
Proposals for consideration should be sent to G3KMA (g3kma[@]dsl.pipex.com)
by 1 October with a short justification (one paragraph please) in terms of
the programme criteria". [TNX G3KMA]

RI0B ---> The "Apostol Andrey" departed from Arkhangelsk around 6 UTC on 27
August. The voyage to Dikson Island, where the rest of the team will join
the expedition, will take sbout eight days. Along all the way the RI0B team
will be operating as RT9K/mm from the yacht. Read the DXpedition's diary on
http://legendsarctic.com/dnevnik_ekspedicii_ri0b.

WRTC 2018 ACTIVITY PROGRAMME ---> Five awards were available for contacts
made with the 63 Y8 stations in the World Radiosport Team Championship (14-
15 July). The results can be found on - and the certificates can be
downloaded from - the WRTC 2018 website (http://www.wrtc2018.de) under the
menu item "Activities".

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9L1YXJ Mark A. Brewer, 2160 Freetown Pl, Dulles VA 20189-2160, USA
9M4DXX Tex Izumo, 827 Nakanojou, Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken, 386-0034, Japan
9M61MK Kelab Radio Amatur Kota Setar, 189 Desa Seraya Jalan Lencong Barat,
05400 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
9M61MM Jalur Selatan Radio Amatur Melaka, JB 9708 Jalan BH 4,
Taman Bemban Height, 77200 Bemban, Melaka, Malaysia
9M61MT Pemancar Terengganu, Lot 7263, Jalan Paya, Kampung Telok Ketapang,
21300 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
A35RR Roly J. Runciman, 18 Lansell Drive, East Tamaki Heights,
Auckland 2016, New Zealand
CY1R Christopher Hillier, 29 Round Pond Rd, Portugal Cove-St Philips,
NL A1M 2Z4, Canada
EG8HKT Radio Club Islas Canarias, Apartado Postal 178, 38200 La Laguna
(Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
F6CBC Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
FY5KE Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
France
HC1HC/8 Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616, Hamburg MI 48139-0616, USA
M0URX Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, CV8 1SF, United Kingdom
N4GNR Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577, USA
RW2F Victor N. Loginov, P.O. Box 73, Kaliningrad, 236022, Russia
XU7AEX Rene Camus, Pavillon Terres Rouges, Chemin des Terres Rouges,
91120 Palaiseau, France
YJ0CA Chris Ayres, 3/19-21 Eastern Rd, Turramurra, NSW 2074, Australia
ZY159CAT Adriano Gomes, Caixa Postal 182, Catalao - GO, 75701-970, Brazil

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for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!
CW OPEN ---> CWops sponsors CW Test - fun, weekly competitions at times
thought to be optimum for amateurs in ITU Regions 1, 2, and 3
(www.cwops.org/cwt.html). The CW Open (CWO) is guided by the same
principles along with enhancements to make it a serious, annual competitive
event. There are three separate competitions ('sessions') at three separate
times, and the object is work as many CW stations worldwide as possible
within each session. The 2018 CW Open will be held on 1 September, at 00.00
- 03.59 UTC (Session 1), 12.00 - 15.59 UTC (Session 2) and 20.00 - 23.59
UTC (Session 3). Complete details can be found at www.cwops.org/cwopen.html
[TNX IT9MUO]
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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The July 2018 issue is now available for download
at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

VP6D ---> The VP6D team now includes DJ9RR, HA0NAR, K3EL, K5GS, N6HC, N6WM,
N6XG, PY2PT, UT6UD, W1SRD, W2LK, WA6O, ZL3CW and the newly added DXpedition
veteran Rob Fanfant, N7QT. The Ducie Island 2018 project is on schedule, and
the equipment will soon begin its long journey to New Zealand. See
https://www.vp6d.com/ for complete information.

REVERSE BEACON NETWORK & FT8 ---> A few weeks ago, several prolific RBN
nodes began spotting FT8 signals, using the combination of WSJT-X and an
unreleased Aggregator Vversion 5. The purpose of this limited Alpha test was
to get a feel for the load and other implications of carrying FT8 spots on
the RBN. The most striking characteristic of FT8 spots is their sheer
quantity, and it seems obvious that adding FT8 spots to the spot flow could
have a huge impact on the infrastructure of the RBN. "We frankly don't know
whether the RBN servers will be up to the task", the RBN Team says, "so we
decided we had better find out before the fall contest season is upon us".
Effective immediately, and on a Beta test basis, the RBN's current spot feed
(telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7000) will handle only CW and RTTY spots,
while telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001 will be set up for FT8 spots only.
See http://www.reversebeacon.net/pages/FT8+Announcement+40 for more
information.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 15,340 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-16), 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].

3Y0I ---> The Rebel DX Group has secured more than a half of their
DXpedition's budget of USD 225,000, and is applying for grants from DX
foundations to cover the missing amount. An initial contract with the ship's
owner has been signed. A bigger ship stands for a bigger team to go to
Bouvet Island [425DXN 1409].
Read the latest news, dated 10 May, on
https://bouvetoya.org/

IARU REGION III 50TH ANNIVERSARY ---> HL50IARU from Korea (1 May-31 October)
and VI50IARU3 from Australia (1 April-31 August), as well as YB50IARU from
Indonesia, are special callsigns celebrating the 50th anniversary of IARU
Region 3, established Sidney on 12 April 1968. See http://awards-iaru-r3.org
for information on the awards issued free of charge for working these and
other commemorative special callsigns.

LEBANON ON 6 METRES ---> IARU Region 1 reports that Lebanese amateur radio
operators have been granted permission to use the 6 metres band. The
Ministry of Telecommunications has approved operations to take place between
50.000 MHz and 51.975 MHz.
QSL HK3C ---> M0URX is the new QSL manager for John, HK3C. Tim will also be
looking after John's older callsigns of HK3AK and HK3OZ. The logs have been
uploaded to M0URX's OQRS (https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php) and are
live. A new QSL card will be designed shortly.

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ILLW ---> The 21st annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend will
take place from 00.01 UTC on 18 August until 23.59 UTC on the 19th.
Complete information on this popular event, including a list of announced
participating stations, can be found at https://illw.net/.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Summer 2018 edition (#122) of the International
DX Association's Newsletter (INDEXA) is now available for download at
http://www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. It contains PA3EWP's 6-page report
on the 3D2EU DXpedition to Rotuma earlier this year. Also in this issue,
President Bob Schenck (N2OO) "provides some of his experiences using FT8 in
these times when solar activity is quite low" and outlines the "INDEXA
Membership Ambassador Program". [TNX K8YC]

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Do also check "QSL ROUTE."

3W1T Eddy Visser, I.P.O BoxX 88, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
6Y5IDX Christopher Hillier, 29 Round Pond Rd, Portugal Cove-St Philips,
NL A1M 2Z4, Canada
AO8EU Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
(Barcelona), Spain
EV73DP Andrey S. Verutin, ul. Kirova 61-30, 246003 Gomel, Belarus
HP1AVS Victor Sierra Sanchez, Apartado Postal 0830-00338, Panama,
Republic of Panama
JG7PSJ Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
K0FOC Minnesota FOC, 3677 Steele St, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
K5FOC Cajun FOC, 108 Blaise St, New Iberia LA 70563, USA
KH9/N7NVK Philip S. Gairson, 1755 Hamstead Cir, Redlands CA 92374, USA
ON1DX Ronald Van Aken, Leopoldstraat 36 Bus 3, 2330 Merksplas, Belgium
ON8AZ Francis Balcaen, Heulebosstraat 33, 8501 Kortrijk, Belgium
RW6HS Vasiliy M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 8, g. Novopavlovsk,
Stavropolskiy kr., 357300, Russia
R7AL Vasily V. Pinchuk, ul. Krestianskaya 26/36, Anapa, 353445, Russia
VE3LYC Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Rd., Bath, ON K0H 1G0, Canada
W4FOC Florida FOC, 4439 Gatlin Grove Dr, Orlando FL 32812, USA
XV1X Eddy Visser, I.P.O BoxX 88, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

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LOTW ---> Operators from outside the US who are requesting an initial
callsign certificate to establish a new Logbook of The World (LoTW) user
account now may email the required documentation to LoTW-help[@]arrl.org.
They must provide a copy of their Amateur Radio license or authorization,
plus a copy of one other government-issued document showing the applicant's
name and address (sensitive information may be blacked out). When ARRL
receives the documentation, applicants will receive a reply message
containing their LoTW account password, with their callsign certificate
attached. ARRL does not retain any submitted documents, electronic or hard
copy; these are destroyed after they have been reviewed.

QSL VIA G3SWH ---> Phil, G3SWH has transferred all of the old paper logs for
9Q5MRC, 9Q5MRC/p, G3MRC/9Q5 and G3MRC/9U5 to an electronic format and
uploaded them to Club Log and LoTW. There is also a logsearch on Phil's own
web site (http://www.g3swh.org.uk). As with any such manual transfer,
transcription errors are possible. If you have a QSO that does not appear in
the on line log, please contact Phil, G3SWH and he will do a double check
(and amend if necessary). Paper QSLs via G3SWH's OQRS (direct only). [TNX
G3SWH]

QSL VK9X ---> James, 9V1YC (N1YC) and Wilbert, PE7T are active from
Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately 21 April. QSL VK9X/N1YC via
LoTW or direct to W5UE (OQRS on http://w5ue.net/qsl-w5ue.html), QSL
VK9X/PE7T via LoTW or PE7T. Logsearch for both callsigns on Club Log.
VP6D ---> "We are now in the implementation phase of the project", the VP6D
Team reported on 16 April. "Equipment is being consolidated in Fremont,
California. Customs brokers in the USA and New Zealand have been selected,
and the New Zealand Government issued us an import/export license to ship
the equipment to and from the country". The budget for the Ducie Island
DXpedition Project is about USD 175,000, and the fundraising campaign is
underway. "With the final payment for the "Braveheart" due on 1 September,
the next most expensive line item is equipment shipping budgeted at USD
20,000. We need your help to keep our DXpedition team's investment at a
reasonable level". See https://www.vp6d.com/ for the latest information from
the team and details on how to contribute. [TNX K5GS]

Z60A DIRECT QSL MAILING ---> Following the LoTW upload of 1 April, the first
Z60A QSL card arrived in the U.S. during the past week to 92-year old Frank,
K4BVQ, allowing him to reach the DXCC sticker #385. Former INDEXA president
Gary Dixon, K4MQG made a special personal delivery. All other US direct
requests, whether ClubLog or through direct mail, will be released locally
in San Francisco at the end of this week. The donor QSLs for the rest of the
world are in process, while other direct requests will start surfacing
during the week of 1 May. The card is a 4-page full color affair, giving a
detailed description of this unique mission. TNX N7NG]

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Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
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Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
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Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network K4UEE and PY2WAS for the following DX information.

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TO BE ADDED TO THE OPDX MAILING LIST -- Click or send requests to:
Help: <mailto:opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=help>
Subscribe: <mailto:opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=subscribe>
Unsubscribe: <mailto:opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=unsubscribe>
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):
http://www.papays.com/opdx.html
NOW ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kb8nw_opdx
ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
http://www.nodxa.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation
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long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receives credit.

** To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
<kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org> OR <kb8nw@arrl.net> OR <kb8nw@hotmail.com>
Information can now be faxed to the following phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)
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Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses:
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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
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FRIENDS OF IOTA UPDATE ---> The Friends of IOTA appeal "has now reached GBP
19,360", Roger Balister (G3KMA) reported on the IOTA website on 1 December.
"We have to thank 206 contributors in 38 countries for their generosity. We
are still short of meeting our initial target of GBP 25,000 specifically for
the IT project". Donations are still gratefully received through PayPal to
the email address islandsontheair[@]outlook.com (in the comments field add
"Friends of IOTA" and your callsign to identify you). See www.rsgbiota.org
for the complete report.

QSL YOTA STATIONS ---> Use Club Log's OQRS for either direct or bureau cards
requests for all special callsign participating in this year's YOTA Month

( www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/ ). Traditional paper cards should be
sent direct only to Jamie, 2E0SDV.

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INDEXA NEWSLETTER

---> The International DX Association's (INDEXA) Newsletter
is available for download:
www.indexa.org/newsletters.html . This issue contains the story of VK9WA
(Willis Island, November 2015) and a report by Roger Western (G3SXW) on
some recent efforts in Europe to track down a source of deliberate QRM
(DQRM). [TNX K8YC]

 

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IOTA NEWS ---> Record-holders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA
contest after 2003, can claim credit for them without submitting QSLs,
provided that the contact details match, either by manually entering the
QSO information on the input form or by uploading a Cabrillo format log.
The 2016 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the IOTA database and
is available for QSO matching. "Some users have experienced issues with
their contest QSOs being rejected", PA3EXX reported on 2 November. "This has
been fixed now and users are invited to upload their logs one more time".
Please note that "logs of 12 operations out of 718 which participated have
been excluded from being uploaded as the IOTA Validation Team (VT) is
awaiting documentation", G3KMA said on 30 October. "It should be noted that
if an operation is asked by VT (not the same as the RSGB Contest Committee)
for validation and this is not sent in good time, QSO matching will not be
allowed and a warning that the operation will not be accepted for IOTA will
be posted on the database for applicants to note. In certain circumstances
this could affect contest results".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,238 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-15), 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, 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: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

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