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425 DX News #1369
29 July 2017
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4O - Gianluca, IK4LZH and Teresa, IU4ICT will be active as 4O/IK4LZH and
4O/IU4ICT from Montenegro on 6-15 August. They will operate SSB on
40 and 20 metres. QSLs via LoTW, eQSL or via IK4LZH (bureau
preferred). [TNX IK4LZH]

9X - Alan, KE4TA has been in Kigali, Rwanda since late May [425DXN 1359]
and hopes to be QRV as 9X0TA in a couple of weeks. He will stay in
Rwanda for the next three years. QSL via N4GNR (direct) and LoTW.
See http://www.rwandadx.com/ for updates.

ES - Pasi, OH2MZB and Simo, OH2HAN will be active as ES0HAM from Hiiumaa
Island (EU-034) on 17-21 August. They will operate mainly RTTY,
with some SSB. QSL via OH2HAN, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

F - The TM5VI operation from ile Vierge (EU-105) [425DXN 1367] has been
cancelled. Plans were for three operators to participate in this
weekend's IOTA Contest. [TNX F6AJA]

G - Commemorating five decades of offshore radio broadcasting, the
Martello Tower Group (http://www.martellotowergroup.com/gb5rc.html)
will be active again as GB5RC on 3-7 August. They will run two
stations mainly on 80, 40 and 20 metres. Activity will take place
from the MV Ross Revenge, home of Radio Caroline, moored in the
Blackwater estuary near Bradwell-on-Sea (Essex). QSL via GB5RC
(bureau) or G6NHU (direct).

G - Special event station GB17YOTA will be active during the 7th
edition of Youngsters On The Air (https://www.ham-yota.com) that
will take place at Gilwell Park, England on 5-12 August. QSL via
operator's instructions.

G - GB8YA will be a "Youngsters Activity" event to be run during the
same week as the YOTA camp (5-12 August). This event has no direct
connection to the Youngsters On The Air programme, but is "to allow
young people who are not able to go to YOTA camp this year a chance
to get on air". QSL via LoTW and logsearch on Club Log. Paper QSLs
will not be issued, unless there is a "reasonable demand".

GJ - Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GJ4PVM from Jersey
(EU-013) on 5-11 August.QSL via LoTW and eQSL only; he will upload
his log to Club Log for IOTA credit, but he does not plan to have
any QSL cards printed.

HC8 - Geoff, G8OFQ will be working again as a volunteer at the Giant
Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela, Galapagos (SA-004)
between 1 August and 31 October. Apparently he will be mostly QRV
/mm from his yacht (the "Blue Aurora") moored in Puerto Villamil.
QSL direct only. He will upload his logs to LoTW and Club Log. [TNX
The Daily DX]

JD1_oga- Koji, JI1LET, will be active again as JD1BOI from Chichijima
(AS-031), Ogasawara on 3-13 August. He will operate CW, SSB and
RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via JI1LET, direct or
bureau.

KL - Mikhail, VE7ACN [425DXN 1361] now expects to be active as AL3/AA7CH
from Hinchinbrook Island (NA-042) on 9-15 August, and as NL6/AA7CH
from Kayak Island (NA-157) on 18-28 August. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
(preferred), or via VE7ACN (direct or bureau); he will also upload
his logs to LoTW. See https://www.ve7acn.com/ for more information.

SM - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active as SM4DDS/3 from Hogbonden Island
(EU-087) and lighthouse on 2-5 August. He will operate CW and SSB
on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct
or bureau). [TNX SM4DDS]

SV - Berkin, TA3J will be active as SV8/TA3J from Lesvos Island (EU-049)
on 14-17 August. He will be QRV on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL
via TA3J. [TNX TA3J]

TI - This year the Dave Kalter Memorial "Youth DX Adventure" will see a
team consisting of three teenagers, three parents and two leaders
be active from TI5/WA8NJR's QTH in Rio Jesus, Costa Rica on 3-7
August. Look for TI5/AB8YK, TI5/KD8VRX, TI5/KD8YVJ, TI5/KG5HVO,

TI5/N8OXC, TI5/N8VAR and TI5/WA8CCS to operate SSB, CW, PSK and
RTTY on the HF bands with two stations. QSL via home calls. More
information on http://qsl.net/n6jrl/. [TNX The Daily DX]

UA - The Radio Marathon "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running until 31
December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870K
(01-20 August) and R1382M (21-31 August). Detailed information on
the event and the award programme at www.moscow870.com.

VE - VE9IU is the new callsign issued to Mike, KI1U. He is now active as
CG9IU (for the 150th anniversary of Canada) from Grand Manan Island
(NA-014) [425DXN 1367] until 30 July. QSL via KI1U. [TNX The Daily
DX]

VK9 - Peter VK3FN, Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Luke VK3HJ, Tony VK3TZ and
David K3LP will be active as VK9XI from Christmas Island (OC-002)
on 2-10 October and as VK9CI from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
(OC-003) on 10-17 October [425DXN 1345]. They will operate CW and
SSB on 160-10 metres, and RTTY on 40-17m. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS
(www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. The website
for the operation is at http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/.

VU - VU3NPI and several other operators (VU2DEV, VU2GTI, VU2RCT, VU3DEW,
VU3EDG, VU3ESV, VU3GDS, VU3SXH, VU3YPP, VU3ZLS and VU3ZNG) plan to
be active from the St Mary Isles (AS-096) from 30 September to 1
October. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

W - Members of the Old Barney ARC will be active as N2OB from 'Old
Barney', the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island (NA-111) on 5
August (rain date 6 August) from about 13 UTC to 21 UTC. QSL via
N2OO. [TNX The Daily DX]

YB - YB67JTG is a special callsign commemorating the 67th anniversary of
Jawa Tengah, the Indonesian province of Central Java. Activity on
the HF bands is expected to take place on 20-27 August, including
operations from the Borobodur Central Java Amateur Radio Fair's
premises (http://bcjarf2017.com/). QSL via operator's instructions.

ZS - ZS9V (http://zs9v.org.za/) will be active again from Robben Island
(AF-064) on 9-13 August. This year's operators (ZS1A, ZS1AN,
ZS1ANF, ZS1V, ZS1VDV and ZS6A) plan to operate SSB and CW with two
stations. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS; traditional QSLs direct only to
M0OXO. [TNX DX World]

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AFRICAN TOUR ---> Peter, HA3AUI [425DXN 1335] has been active as 6W2SC from
Senegal since 17 February, and as J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau since 25
February. During the first half of March he will remained based in Senegal
"with some daily trips to J5". During the second half of the month he will
be based in Guinea-Bissau. QSL via HA3AUI (direct) and LoTW, logsearch on
Club Log and http://cqafrica.net.

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> "The 2017 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been
posted on the IOTA website (http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/). Together the two
main listings show growth of 8.4% over the same listings in 2016. 207
record-holders have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, an increase of
11.3%, and 552 have scores of at least 750 groups, the number required for
the IOTA Plaque, up by 6.4%. Scores at the top continue to close with 35
record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark. Congratulations to joint
leaders 9A2AA, I2YDX and I8ACB on 1118 groups out of a possible 1123 and
indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year".
[TNX G3KMA]

IREF ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) was founded in 1999
for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance for expeditions to
rare IOTA groups (i.e. confirmed by 15% or less of island chasers). The
organization is truly international in scope and a seven person Board (N5UR,
NI5DX, W9DC, K9AJ, G3NUG, CT1EEB and JA9IFF) decides on grants. IREF has
provided about $75,000 in funding since its inception. "IREF hasn't had to
solicit support in over a decade, but the contribution landscape seems to be
changing", IREF President Mike Crownover (AD5A) says, and the Foundation
"has recently had to reduce our grant amounts because of a shrinking
treasury". With the advent of OQRS, "it is much easier for individuals to
direct their dollars specifically to expeditions they work", but when using
OQRS, "you only support expeditions you work, contributing to IREF who
supports rare expeditions might provide enough support for expeditioners to
go to that next one you need". To contribute via PayPal, go to
www.islandradio.org and click on the "Join" tab. IREF is also in need of a
webmaster: "if you are so inclined and have the expertise", please contact
AD5A or AB5EB.

OH2BH'S BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR (BOTA) ---> "The OH2BH 70th Birthday Anniversary
tour was to include ten stops. They've taken Martti to the countries and
islands that once affected him greatly along his road to becoming such a
well-known figure in the DX and Contest communities. But he missed one of
them. EA8BH, the Canary Islands will now be aired post festum in the ARRL DX
Contest this coming weekend (4-5 March). You can complete your BOTA hunt
with EA8BH. The list of 2016-17 BOTA events includes CU2KG/CR2X, CT3BH,
OH0B, OJ0B, ZA/OH2BH, Z68BH/Z60A, V26BH, J70BH, OF9X and EA8BH. Contacts
with these ten stops give you 5 points each, while working OH2BH/OH70BH
during 2016 adds 25 points to your point account. There is a surprise prize
for the winner and a signed certificate for high scorers". [TNX OH2BH]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,507 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, 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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INDIAN OCEAN TRIP ---> Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Tony VK3TZ and Dindo DU1UD
will be active as VK9XI from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 2-10 October
(Oceania DX SSB Contest included), and as VK9CI from the Cocos (Keeling)
Islands (OC-003) on 10-17 October (Oceania DX CW Contest included). They
will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres, with two stations and a
focus on the lower bands. There may be some 6m activity as well. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [TNX M0OXO]

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The January 2017 issue is now available for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html.

QSL 5A1AL & 5A1A ---> Abubaker (5A1AL) has announced that "the QSL process
for both call signs 5A1AL and 5A1A will be taken over by myself starting
from 11th of February 2017". Abubaker is going to upload his log to Club Log
and enable the OQRS.
W5UE will forward to Abubaker all direct QSL requests received after 10 February.

CLUB LOG & IOTA ---> "I have made Club Log's first IOTA feature live",
Michael G7VJR announced on 27 January. "The Call Tester is now capable of
identifying IOTA islands (groups and island names), with time frames, maps
of the locations and comments added by the RSGB IOTA team to help with any
ambiguities". Please note that "none of the research for these IOTA
definitions originated in Club Log", and that "the only way an IOTA
definition will be added is when the IOTA Validation Team choose to do
that".

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List, generated on
31 January, is available at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 407
million log entries available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted
charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.

E51PT ---> After being QRT since 1984, Pia Taraeka ("Papa Pia"), E51PT is
back on the air from Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook Islands "thanks to the
generosity of members of the Western Washington DX Club". He can operate CW
and SSB on 80-10 metres "running 100 watts into an all band dipole". QSL via
N7BX, direct only (no LoTW). [TNX The Daily DX]

HAMALERT ---> Created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM), HamAlert "is a system that
allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the
Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster". You can receive alerts
via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST; spots can be filtered and
the number of alerts can be limited. See https://hamalert.org/about for
complete information.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Winter 2017 edition of the International DX
Association's Newsletter (INDEXA) is now available for download at
www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. This issue contains the story of CY9C (St.
Paul Island 2016). [TNX K8YC]

WRTC 2022 ---> Italy is stepping forward as a potential candidate country to
host the World Radiosport Team Championship 2022: http://wrtc2022.it. The
petition has gathered 350+ signatures from 25 different countries so far.

CWOPS AWARD ---> The "CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW" recognizes
individuals, groups or organizations that have made the greatest
contributions toward advancing the art or practice of radio communication by
Morse code. Nominations must be received by 15 April. Details can be found
at www.cwops.org/awards.html.

ITURHFPROP PROPAGATION PREDICTION
--> Gwyn Williams' (G4FKH) new project's
aim is "to produce a propagation prediction tool that uses the new ITU-
produced program ITURHFProp, which has been shown to be more accurate than
older prediction methods": see www.predtest.uk [TNX RSGB]

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2016 can be found at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2016/. The collection of 226 clips (MP3 format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 19
full years of sound clips available.

IOTA NEWS ---> "This message is for you if you are one of the many chasers
who keep an IOTA score in a 'pending application' on the IOTA database and
have never made a submission", Roger Balister (G3KMA) wrote on the IOTA
website on 30 December. "The Board of IOTA Ltd has decided that it is not in
the best interest of the IOTA Programme to continue with a situation where
people in this category exceed by a wide margin the number of participants
shown in the annual Honour Roll and Annual Listing". Read the complete
notice on www.rsgbiota.org, along with the latest progress report (2
January) on the Friends of IOTA appeal ("Half a year after our Appeal, 223
IOTA enthusiasts from 41 DXCCs responded generously by donating £20,423,
putting us at 82% of the first goal of GBP 25,000 we need to achieve").

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS & SUPPORTING GRANTS --->
In 2008 The Yasme Foundation established the Yasme Excellence Awards,
to be presented to Individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort
and dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The
contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational
achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and
prosper. The latest recipients, announced on 2 January, are:
* Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, in recognition of his many innovations, such as the
Opposite Voltage Feed concept for amateur radio antennas, and for
documenting his work in English to make it widely available.
* Hani Raad, OD5TE, in recognition of his work advancing amateur radio in
Lebanon and the Arabic Region and his efforts related to the re-
introduction of amateur radio examinations in Lebanon.
The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation has also announced a number
of supporting grants in furtherance of its goal of supporting the
development of amateur radio:
* A further grant to the Radio Club d'Haiti for the acquisition of radios to
be used for emergency communications
* A grant to the Mongolian Radio Sports Federation for the acquisition of
laptop computers for use in the Federation's High Speed Telegraphy
competition
* A grant to the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the
acquisition of amateur radio equipment for the station at the new
headquarters in San Francisco, California
* A grant to the Amateur Radio Society of Dominica for the acquisition of
amateur radio training materials and the donation of a transceiver, power
supply, tuner and headset
* A grant to WRTC 2018 for the sponsorship of the Ham Widows' Ball
* A grant to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand for support of the HS0AC
club station
A substantial revision of the YASME Foundation's website (www.yasme.org)
has been completed. The new website contains information on Yasme's history,
past recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award, prior grants, the Yasme
Awards and an updated listing of eligible call signs. The website also makes
available complete copies of "The Yasme News" published in the late 1950s by
Dick Spenceley, KV4AA (SK), all prior Yasme press releases and information
about the Yasme book authored by Jim Cain, K1TN. [TNX W6SZN

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for
the individual or group that most displayed their "Intrepid Spirit" in
2016, by expressing an unshakable commitment to the Amateur Radio DX
Community. The award (http://www.intrepid-dx.com/awards.php) is made in
memory of James McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Kabul Afghanistan, on 27
April 2011). Intrepid Spirits for purposes of this award are defined as
being "bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous,
resolute and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio". Nominations may
be submitted via email to intrepiddxgroup[@]gmail.com and must be received
by 31 December 2016. The Board of Directors of the Intrepid-DX Group will
evaluate the nominations and the award will be presented at the
International DX Convention in Visalia on 22 April 2017. [TNX N6PSE]

IOTA: INCREASES IN CHARGES ---> "Although increases in charges are never
welcome", Roger Balister (G3KMA) posted to www.rsgbiota.org on 13 December,
"we have come to the conclusion that we have no alternative but to revise
some of them upwards to cover increased costs that we are having to meet,
following recent significant currency exchange variations in the financial
markets". The list of charges applying from 1 January 2017 can be found at
https://www.rsgbiota.org/info/charges-en.pdf.

QSL VIA M0OXO ---> Charles, M0OXO is the new QSL manager for Saif, A71AM
(aka A71SS and A73A). All logs have now been uploaded to M0OXO's Logsearch &
OQRS, and QSL cards will be available in the next few weeks. Traditional
Cards should be sent direct only to Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill,
Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom.

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QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,341 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, 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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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> "After extensive examination, we have found a
suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to
be the best operating location in the area", the 3Y0Z DXPedition Team
reported on 7 December.
"Our proposed site is at 54 degrees 24' 23" South and 3 degrees 24'
39" East at approximately 600 ft. ASL. This is on the Slakhallet Glacier
on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet. It is relatively flat with areas of
maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees. This is well below slope levels
that are prone to avalanches. We have less information on the presence of
crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we
have. Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter
landing will determine our actual operating location.
We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four
shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating
and meeting facility (the MEG tent). These were selected to survive the
high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet. We will
heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent. Our sleeping shelters will
not be heated for safety reasons.
The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will
accompany us to Bouvet. We intend to deploy them on a line along 240
degrees to 60 degrees. This will keep the antennas from beaming into each
other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America. Our verticals for
160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction.
Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are
on our website (www.bouvetdx.org).
The apanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro,
JA4DND. Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan. Kuwa, JA4BUA will
Be in charge of web and IT duties, and Oku, JK1KSB will do our public
relations. In addition, we've added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ.
Our on-line store has opened! You can now shop at Café Press for 3Y0Z
souvenirs - mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc (www.cafepress.com/3y0z). You
can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time support the
3Y0Z team.
Our Facebook page (3Y0Z-Bouvet Island Dxpedition) now has over 1500
followers. Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow
DXers.
Fundraising is an on-going process for us. This is a demanding and
expensive project; possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask
for your financial support. Please click on our "Donate" buttons on our
website and help us make this happen.
The Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 Team wishes you and your families a
wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX!" [TNX K4UEE]

A70X ---> The website for the 1-7 January IOTA DXpedition to Al-Safliyah
Island (AS-088) [425DXN 1334] is now up and running at https://asia088.com/.
A large team will be QRV on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes with 3-4
stations. QSL via M0OXO (http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW. Updates will
also be posted to Twitter (@AS088_IOTA). [TNX DX World]

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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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/K1JQJ
425 DX News Editor
E-mail:i1jqj@425dxn.org
http://www.425dxn.org
©425DXN by I1JQJ since 1991

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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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