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ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019
Winter Operating Schedule

ZCZC AG17
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 17 ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB017
ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019
Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time Mode Days
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1400 UTC (9 AM EST) CWs Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST) CWf Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC - (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC - (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
2100 " " CWs Tue, Thu
2200 " (5 PM EST) CWb Daily
2300 " (6 PM EST) DIGITAL Daily
0000 " (7 PM EST) CWs Mon, Wed, Fri
0000 " " CWf Tue, Thu
0100 " (8 PM EST) CWb Daily
0200 " (9 PM EST) DIGITAL Daily
0245 " (9:45 PM EST) VOICE Daily
0300 " (10 PM EST) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
0300 " " CWs Tue, Thu
0400 " (11 PM EST) CWb Daily

Frequencies (MHz)
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CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: - 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555

Notes:

CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
bulletins.

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving
schedule.

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named "W1AWBDCT." The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented
here as well. The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently
with W1AW's regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted. Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the "Text" window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to w1aw@arrl.org .

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 94 in the
November 2018 issue of QST or on the web at,
The W1AW operating-schedule .
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ARLD007 DX news

ZCZC AE07
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 7 ARLD007 (Incl. 006)
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 14, 2019
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD007
ARLD007 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CO3JK, EA4NF, W1UE, 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.

5V - Members of the EIDX Group (namely EI2II, EI2JD, EI4CF, EI4HH,
EI5GM, EI9FBB, EI9HQ, EI9HX, DJ7JC, DJ9RR,F5JTV, F5VHQ and YO8WW)
will be active as 5V7EI from Togo on 14-26 March. They will operate
CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres with up to five
stations. Logsearch on Club Log and QSL via M0OXO's OQRS, LoTW or
direct to M0OXO. Bookmark https://5v7ei.com for more information
and updates. [TNX EI9FBB)

BURUNDI, 9U. Shabu, M0KRI is QRV as 9U4RI until February 25.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL direct
to home call.

TAIWAN, BV. Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be QRV as BW/JJ1DQR from Taipei,
IOTA AS-020, until February 19. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL
to home call.

THE GAMBIA, C5. Alan, G4DJX will be QRV as C5DX from February 16 to
23 while here with a group of students. Activity will be in his
spare time on 40 to 10 meters using only CW. QSL direct to home
call.

CE0Z - Russian Robinson Club's members R7AL, RA1ZZ, RK8A, RL5F, RW9JZ and
CE1TBN will be active as XR0ZRC from Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan
Fernandez (SA-005) on 11-27 March. They will operate CW, SSB and
FT8 on 160-10 metres with three stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW, or via R7AL. See https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/xr0zrc for
more information.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Philip, HB9HFD will be QRV as D44TAQ from Sao
Vicente, IOTA AF-086, from February 17 to 22. Activity will be on
40 to 10 meters using various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

DL - Special callsigns DM70GER and DL70BRD are active until 31 December
to mark the 70th anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany
(Bundesrepublik Deutschland), formally established on 23 May 1949.
QSL DM70GER via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to M0SDV. QSL DL70BRD
via DK1YH (direct or bureau), Club Log's OQRS and eQSL; see
https://www.qrz.com/db/DL70BRD for information on the award.

E5_sc - Milan, OK1DWC ha s been active again as E51DWC from Rarotonga
(OC-013), South Cook Islands since 10 December. Length of stay not
known (but in 2016-17 he remained there for about five months and a
half). He operates CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW and eQSL.

CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9. Jorge, EA9LZ will be QRV as EF9Z from Ceuta
during the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op entry.
QSL via LoTW.

FG - Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be active again as FG/F6ITD and TO7D from
La Desirade, Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 14 January to 13 March 2019.
Plans are to operate SSB, CW and digital (FT8) on 80-6 metres. QSLs
via LoTW (preferred) or F6ITD; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX F6AJA]

F - Special callsign TM5CQ will be used in several contests between 26
January and 16 June in memory of Rafik Dandji, F5CQ (SK April
2018). Activity on the HF bands will be during the CW (26-27
January) and SSB (23-24 February) legs of the "Coupe du REF" (the
French HF Championship), as well as during the CQ WPX RTTY (9-10
February), the ARRL DX CW (16-17 February) and the CQ WPX SSB
(30-31 March) contests. QSL via F4FRG. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]

FK - Phil, F6OBD will be active holiday style as FK/F6OBD from New
Caledonia from 18 December to 10 February 2019. He will operate
digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6OBD. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

HONDURAS, HR. Dennis, W1UE is QRV as either HQ9X or W1UE/HR9 from
Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, until February 26. He will be active as
HQ9X in the ARRL International DX CW contest and the upcoming CQ
World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest. Activity includes being on 160
and 80 meters during his evening hours, as well as 60 meters. QSL
via KQ1F.

I - ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns throughout 2019
to honour twelve "Italian pioneers in radio engineering": II4CAL
(Temistocle Calzecchi-Onesti) in January,
II4RGH (Augusto Righi) in
February, II4MRC (Guglielmo Marconi) in March, II4SLR (Luigi
Solari) in April, II4TSB (Alessandro Tosi & Ettore Bellini) in May,
II4ART (Alessandro Artom) in June, II4MJR (Quirino Majorana) in
July, II4BRD (Cesare Bardeloni) in August, II4GRM (Gruppo
Radiotecnico Milanese) in September, II4MNU (Ernesto Montu') in
October, II4VAL (Giancarlo Vallauri) in November and II4TIB (Ugo
Tiberio) in December. See http://www.arifidenza.it/ for complete
information on the award. QSLs via IQ4FE, bureau or direct. [TNX
IK4CIE]

J2 - Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be active from Djibouti
between 14 and 20 April. They will operate as J20DX/p from the rare
Sept-Freres Islands (AF-059) indicatively on 15-17 April, and maybe
from Moucha Island (AF-053) for about 24 hours on 18-19 April.
Their main target is AF-059, and actual dates might change
sligthly. Bookmark https://j20dx.com/ for updates. They will also
be QRV as J20DX/mm while at sea, and as J20DX from the mainland.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW; direct cards via M0SDV. [TNX DX
World]

LZ - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special
callsigns throughout 2019 to honour as many different Orthodox
saints: LZ1354PM (January), LZ391MW (February), LZ818PT (March),
LZ117ML (April), LZ497OM (May), LZ815NI (June), LZ1809PNS (July),
LZ304AE (August), LZ304EW (September), LZ311HI (October), LZ365BM
(November) and LZ4408SPA (December). QSL via bureau or direct to
P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Details on the "All Saints
2019" award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.

PA - Theo, PA1TK will be active as PF6HPP from 10 January to 10 March in
memory of his friend Laurent Griffart, F6HPP (SK November 2018).
Main activity is expected during the Coup du REF CW (26-27 January)
and SSB (23-24 February). QSL via PA1TK, direct or bureau.

SM - Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Sweden's National Society for
the Active Visually Impaired (SK5CG) will be active as SF50CG
throughout 2019. QSL via SM0BYD.

T31 - "Our preparations are on schedule", the T31EU team [425DXN 1433]
reported on 9 January, and they are "looking optimistically forward
to a successful DXpedition". Six operators (DL2AWG, DL6JGN, DJ9RR,
DM2AUJ, DK5WL and PA3EWP) will be active from Kanton Island,
Central Kiribati (OC-043) from 16 February to 5 March. Activity
will be on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes with three
stations. "Subject to a reliable Internet connection", they say,
"we will upload the log to Club Log on a daily basis. Otherwise the
complete log will be uploaded upon our return". QSL via Club Log's
OQRS, LoTW or via DL2AWG (direct or bureau). The websiste for the
DXpedition is on http://www.kanton2019.de .

Z8 - Diya, YI1DZ is active again as Z81D from Juba, South Sudan for
another six months. In his spare time he operates SSB and digital
modes on 80-10 metres.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OM3JW. [TNX The Daily DX]

ZK3 - ZK3X is the callsign for the DXpedition to Tokelau [425DXN #1441]
that will take place for ten days between between 1 and 15 October.
Current team members include YT1AD (Team Leader), UT5UY (Co-
Leader), UR0MC (Co-Leader), KO8SCA, R7KW, RW7K, SV2BFN, US0KW,
UT7QF, UT8IO, UX0LL, VK3FN, VK3FY, WD5COV and ZL3WW. Up to six
stations will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres, with a
focus on the low bands and 6m EME. More information will be
available in February, after YT1AD visits Fiji and Samoa.
The website for the DXpedition is under construction at Tokelau - ZK3X

NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Jacky, ZL3CW will be QRV as ZM1A from Tauranga in
the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op entry. QSL to
home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Uli, DM5EE plans to be QRV as ZR2A from Port
Elizabeth in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All
Band entry. QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for February 20.

The AGCW 80-Meter Semi-Automatic CW Key Evening is scheduled for
February 21.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada's parks and historic sites.

Please see February 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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February 9 2019
A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1449

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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3W - Toby, JE1STF/JH5ORO (A65CJ) will be active holiday style as 3W9CJ
from Hoi An, Vietnam on 11-15 February. He will operate CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8 on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 10 metres during his
early evenings. QSL route to be announced. [TNX The Daily DX]

A5 - Zorro JH1AJT (A5A), Champ E21EIC (A52IC) and Franz DJ9ZB (A52ZB)
will be active again from Bhutan from 27 February to 9 March. They
will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-10 metres, with a focus on 160m
FT8. It will be FT8 "normal mode" on 1840 kHz (QSX 1908 for JA
stations), and "DXpedition mode" on 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090,
18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. QSL A5A via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW or via JH1AJT; QSL A52IC via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via
E21EIC; QSL A52ZB via DJ9ZB.

CN - The website for the DXpedition to Los Farallones (AF-118, new one
for IOTA) [425DXN 1448] is up and running at https://5c9a.com/. A
multi-national team (CN8QY, CN8CE, CN8HDZ, CN8PA, CN8RAH, IK2PZC,
IZ7ATN, I8LWL, MM0NDX and maybe one or two more operators)
will be active as 5C9A on 25-30 July, IOTA Contest included. They
hope to have up to three stations QRV simultaneously at any given
time. QSL via I8LWL. [TNX DX World]

CT9 - Henning, OZ2I will be active as CT9ABR from Porto Moniz, Madeira
(AF-014) on 14-17 February. He will operate only CW, with main
activity during the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL preferably via LoTW and
Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]

D4 - Philip, HB9HFD will be active again as D44TAQ from Sao Vincente
(AF-086), Cape Verde on 17-22 February. He will operate FT8 and
other digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX The Daily
DX]

F - Members of Radio Club F6KMB will be active as TM6C between
16 February and 24 March during the traditional Dunkirk Carnival
(Carnaval de Dunkerque). QSL via F6KMB. [TNX F8REF]

FM - Armin, DK9PY will be active as FM/DK9PY from Martinique (NA-107)
from 17 February to 5 March. He will operate CW only on various
bands. QSL via home call.

HI - Dave, WJ2O will be active as WJ2O/HI3 from Puerto Plata, Dominican
Republic on 13-20 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2ZN.

HR - Dennis, W1UE will be active as HR9/W1UE from Roatan Island (NA-057)
on 13-26 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW and the CQ
WW 160-Meter SSB contests, hopefully with a special callsign. [TNX
The Daily DX]

J7 - David, KK4WW (J79WW) and Gaynell, KK4WWW (J79WWW) will be active as
J79USA from Dominica (NA-101) on 12-19 February. Activity will be
on mostly 20 metres and possibly 40m. QSL via N4USA. [TNX OPDX
Bulletin]

OE - In celebration of World Radio Day (13 February), the International
Amateur Radio Contest DX Club based in Vienna, Austria will be
active again as 4U0R on 13-28 February. QSL via UA3DX; logsearch on
Club Log.

P4 - Ryan, W1CQ will be active as P4/W1CQ from Aruba (SA-036) on 10-15
February. He will operate mainly SSB on the HF bands. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via W1CQ. [TNX NG3K]

P4 - John, W2GD will be active as P40W from Aruba on 11-18 February,
including an entry in the ARRL DX CW 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]

PJ5 - Fred, N6YEU will be active holiday style as PJ5/N6YEU from St.
Eustatius Island (NA-145) on 12-18 February. He will operate CW and
SSB on 40-15 metres (possibly also 80m), and will participate in
the ARRL DX CW Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]

PY - Brazilian stations participating in the 11th South American
Lighthouses Weekend (15-17 February) include:


* LABRE Rio de Janiero as PT1F from Ilha Rasa de Guaratiba
(SA-079). Activity will be on 80-2 metres CW, SSB, digital modes
and FM. QSL via PY1AA.

* The Uniao Brasileria de Radio Operadores (PP5EI) as PT5D from
Ilha do Raton Grande (SA-026) on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres
SSB, CW and FT8. QSL direct to PP5EI.

* PY5XH and PU5SVE as PW5W from the lighthouse at Ponta das Conchas
on Ilha do Mel (SA-047). They will operate SSB, CW and digital
modes.

* PY1AX and others as ZV1A from the lighthouse on Ilha de Paqueta
(not IOTA), ARRL DX CW Contest included. They will operate CW,
SSB and digital modes with three stations. QSL via LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS or direct to PY1AX.

* Para DX Group (https://paradxgroup.wordpress.com/) as ZV8FC from
Ilha de Colares (not IOTA) on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, digital modes
and via satellite.

* PY2ZA and others as ZY2FM from Ilha da Moela (SA-071). Activity
will be on the HF bands SSB and CW.
Announced participating stations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico,
Uruguay and Venezuela are listed at http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/.

T31 - Announced frequencies for the T31EU DXpedition to Kanton Island,
Central Kiribati
(http://www.kanton2019.de/) [425DXN 1445] are:
CW 1828 3519 7010 10109 14019 18069 21019 24891 28019 kHz
SSB - 3795 7125 - 14185 18140 21295 24945 28485 kHz
RTTY - 3595 7049 10140 14080 18103 21080 24910 28080 kHz
FT8 1840 3567 7056 10131 14080 18103 21080 24910 28080 kHz

T31EU
will listen for US Generals on 14280 kHz and UP, and for JA
stations on 160m DOWN 5-6 kHz. The FT8 frequency for JA stations on
160m is 1908 kHz.
Six operators (namely DL2AWG, DL6JGN, DJ9RR, DK5WL, PA3EWP and
DF6FK, who has replaced DM2AUJ) will be active from 16 February to
5 March with three stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via
DL2AWG (direct or bureau).

V4 - Dave, K1KA will be active again as V47KA from St. Kitts (NA-104) on
11-25 February. He will focus on FT8 ("I will not be using Fox-
Hound Mode", he says, and adds "call me with TX2, that is skip TX1
and call me with your signal report not the grid square"). This
will be a holiday style operation, but he will try to get on all
bands from 160 to 6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct to K1KA.

VK - Andy, VK5MAV and Vlad, ER1OO will be active as VK5MAV/6 from the
Houtman Abrolhos (OC-211) and Favorite Island (OC-183) indicatively
between 15 and 25 April (actual dates to be defined). Plans are to
be QRV for four days from each island. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or
via RN3RQ. Bookmark http://vk5mav.wixsite.com/dxpedition for more
information and updates.

XV - Andy, DL3YM will be active as XV9YM from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
between 16 February and 18 March. In his spare time he will operate
mainly CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call. [TNX DX
Newsletter]
YS - Will, AA4NC will be active as YS1/AA4NC from El Salvador on 13-20
February. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY "and even FT8" on all HF
bands, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via
AA4NC and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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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!

J20DX ---> "Plans to activate AF-059 have taken a major twist", the J20DX
team announced on 6 February. "Our guide in Djibouti recently passed an
urgent message insisting that it was now not safe for Europeans to visit the
Khor Angar region". Operating from the rare IOTA group AF-059 is the
expedition's primary aim [425DXN 1448] and Khor Angar is the departure point
for the islands, so the team "will now take stock of the situation and
decide best way forward". Bookmark https://j20dx.com/news/ for updates. [TNX
DX World]

P29NI: CANCELLED ---> "Due to security issues", the P29VCX operation from
Manus Island (OC-025) ended earlier than expected, and the 6-11 February
P29NI activity from Daru Island (OC-153) has been cancelled. [TNX DX World]

QSL: VP6D ---> "The cards were mailed on 4 February from the United
Kingdom", the QSL Team reports. "The mailing included all OQRS and Direct
Mail confirmation requests received that far. Also included were cards
shipped to foundations/clubs for distribution. Subsequent mailings will
occur on a regular basis. Bureau cards will be shipped to the worldwide
bureaux at a later date. Please allow sufficient mail time before inquiring
about missing cards". [TNX K5GS]

WRTC 2022 ---> The Final Qualification Rules to be selected as a WRTC 2022
Team Leader are available on http://wrtc2022.it/. "The Selection Areas are
much smaller", the organizers says, "so that operators on all continents now
have more chances to qualify than ever before. If you do not achieve
qualification as a Team Leader, you will have a chance to be selected by a
Team Leader as Team Member. Each Team Leader must select a Team Member from
the top 10 applicants who did not qualify as a Team Leader".

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5 January 2019:
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!


3Y0I ---> "Atlantic Tuna" is the name of the ship that is expected to take
the 3Y0I team to Bouvet Island. She is currently "being refurbished from her
very bottom to her top", the team reported on 2 January, and added that
"getting the ship ready is a time and money consuming process that requires
a lot of patience and flexibility from us". While there still are "some
technical obstacles keeping the 'Atlantic Tuna' in the shipyard", the team
members "are aware we start to face a situation [where] the most suitable
and safe weather permitting season to reach Bouvet Island is about to slip
away". See https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/meet-the-atlantic-tuna/ for the
complete release and pictures of the ship.

DAYTON TOPBAND AND CONTEST DINNERS ---> The 30th Top Band Dinner will be
held on 17 May, followed by the 27th Contest Dinner on the 18th. Both the
events will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
See https://www.topbanddinner.com/ and https://www.contestdinner.com/ for
tickets and other information.

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2018 can be found at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2018/. The collection of 118 clips (MP3 format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 21
full years of sound clips available.

IOTA DXPEDITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD ---> The first year of the Island Radio
Expedition Foundation's (IREF) "IOTA DXPeditioner of the Year" award [425DXN
1392] has come to a close and the calculations are being made to determine
the winners. "While IREF has been monitoring activations all year long, we
want to be certain that all expeditioners who activated new, rare or
multiple IOTA islands during the year to make sure that IREF has your
expedition results. There may have been individuals who have been a part of
multiple expeditions that might have been missed. Please send an email to
ab5ebdxer[@]gmail.com with your expedition information. The rules for the
Award can be found at https://irefradio.com/activator-award/".

MOST WANTED LIST ---> The "Most Wanted 100 Countries Archive" maintained by
Tom, K8CX (http://hamgallery.com/countries/) covers the years 1993-2018 and
counting. The charts show the Top 100 DXCC Entities moving up and down the
list from year to year; data come from The DX Magazine (2014 and before) and
Club Log (since 2015).

Club Log's latest Most Wanted List, generated on 28 December 2018, can be
found at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The information is
derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 542.3 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.

RST SPECIAL EVENT ---> Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA)
will be active between 15 January to 28 February from different locations in
Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland using all NCDXA
"RST" callsigns (KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST) plus N1RAC/KL7,
which will be QRV from Fairbanks, Alaska. QSLs direct to K7ICE.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 16,457 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].

WRTC 2022 ---> The initial Qualification Rules for the World Radiosport Team
Championship 2022 are now available for review and discussion at
http://wrtc2022.it/en/. The final Qualification Rules will be published on
31 January, and the first qualifying event will be the ARRL International DX
CW Contest (16-17 February).

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3Y0I & FT8 ---> 3Y0I will be using the new version of WSJT-X (see below)
while operating FT8 (Fox & Hound) from Bouvet. On 10-11 December E51DOM/mm,
operating from South Africa, conducted a 24-hour test on 20m in anticipation
of the DXpedition. As the FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a
way that is not backward compatible with older versions of the programme,
you must upgrade to WSJT-X 2.0.0, otherwise you will not be able to decode
transmissions from 3Y0I, and vice-versa. 3Y0I's announced FT8 frequencies
are 1840, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz. Other
information will be available when the team departs for Bouvet.
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 1 March 2019. Details can be
found at https://cwops.org/the-cwops-award-for-advancing-the-art-of-cw/

DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY ---> Registration is now open for 2019 Dayton
Contest University (CTU), to be held all day on 16 May at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. It will be the 13th year in a row for CTU Dayton.
Complete details can be found on https://www.contestuniversity.com/.

EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: VP6 ---> A large group of operators will be active from
Pitcairn Island (OC-044) most likely during the last two weeks of October
2019. This will be an all band, all mode operation; plans are for eight
stations, with monoband Yagis for the high bands and verticals with good
radial systems and directional receive antennas for the low bands. The
website for the DXpedition is at https://pitcairndx.com/.

EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: ZK3 ---> A multi-national team led by Roman, UR0MC and
Alex, UT5UY is planning a DXpedition to the Tokelau Islands (OC-048) in
October-November 2019. ZK3 is currently #42 on Club Log's DXCC Most Wanted
List (#26 in Europe). Details are expected in due course.

IOTA DIRECTORS ---> "At its Board meeting on 17 November 2018 IOTA Ltd
appointed a number of IOTA enthusiasts to serve as Directors on an enlarged
Board. The full Board is Roger Balister G3KMA, Cezar Trifu VE3LYC, Charles
Wilmott M0OXO, Dan Sullivan W4DKS, Hans-Georg Goebel DK1RV, Jim Nakajima
JA9IFF and Ghis Penny, ON5NT. We thank Dr Jeff Cantor K1ZN who stepped down
as Director in early November for his help and support during his period of
service on the Board. We welcome the new appointees and look forward to the
added strength they bring to the programme's management".

TQSL: NEW VERSION ---> A new version (v2.4.3) of LoTW's Trusted QSL (TQSL)
is now available: http://www.arrl.org/tqsl-download. It has new features as
well as corrections for defects found since TQSL 2.4.1 and 2.4.2 were
released. It also includes an update to the most recent TQSL configuration
file.

WSJT-X 2.0 ---> The General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X Version
2.0.0. has been available for download since 10 December. "If you have been
using version 1.9.1 or earlier, or one of the candidate releases v2.0.0-rc#,
it's important to upgrade now", K1JT says. "The original protocols for FT8
and MSK144 are no longer supported. With v1.9.1 and earlier you cannot
communicate with WSJT-X 2.0 using these modes. We now recommend using
WSJT-X 2.0 anywhere in the conventional FT8 and MSK144 sub-bands. Everyone
should upgrade to v2.0 by no later than January 1, 2019". Links to
installation packages for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh are available here:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

+ SILENT KEY + Jan "John" L. Hallenberg, SM5DJZ passed away on 11 December.
He was 71. A serious DXer with 3024 points in the ARRL DXCC Challenge and
1096 points in the IOTA Honour Roll, he "also gave back to the DX community
as a card checker for both the DXCC and IOTA programs. He was part of
several DXpeditions with the great SM0AGD, Erik. In addition, for many
decades Jan ran the SSA outgoing QSL bureau and was a QSL manager for
multiple DX operations". [TNX The Daily DX]

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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. Go to https://iota-world.org/, log
in, select "Add Contest QSOs" under the "My IOTA" tab, and then upload your
.cbr or .log file(s). The logs for the IOTA Contest 2018 island stations
have now been added to the IOTA database and are available for QSO matching.
IOTA Management is "waiting for further information from 9M2SDX, B4/BY1AA,
B4/BY1OK, BD4SDX, BD7PCA, BG5BAA, BG5BRT, BH4BQI, BY7KP, HS5NMF,
J49A and YB9QP before these activations can be accepted".
WSJT-X 2.0 ---> A fifth candidate release ("RC5") of WSJT-X 2.0 has been
Available for download and use by beta testers since 26 November. The
"Quick-Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.0" has been updated, and must be read
thoroughly before using RC5:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Quick_Start_WSJT-X_2.0.pdf
"RC5 is stable, works well, and fixes the known problems in RC4. It is
likely that the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X 2.0, scheduled
for 10 December, will be nearly identical to RC5.
We recommend using RC5 (and therefore the v2.0 FT8 protocol) in the
conventional FT8 sub-bands at audio TX frequencies 2000 Hz and higher.
Inevitably the necessary transition from v1.x to v2.0 protocols for FT8 and
MSK144 will cause some confusion and cross-protocol interference. Users of
v1.9.1 and earlier are unable to decode transmissions from users of RC4 and
later, and vice-versa.
As more users upgrade their software to WSJT-X 2.0 - and particularly after
the General Availability (GA) release on 10 December - the new protocol
should start to dominate the conventional FT8 sub-bands. As soon as possible
after 10 December, and certainly by 1 January 2019, everyone should be using
WSJT-X 2.0 or a compatible v2.0 version of derivative programs such as JTDX
or MSHV".
Download links for RC5 on Windows, Linux, and macOS can be found on the
WSJT-X web page: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html.

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3Y0I ---> The 3Y0I team (3Z9DX, CT1DSV, JE1CKA, SP3CMX, SP5ES, SP8S and
YU4DX) have assembled in Cape Town, South Africa in anticipation of their
upcoming DXpedition to Bouvet Island (dates TBA). "Our cruise will take 12
days one way", they say. "If we are lucky with weather, our stay at the
island will last for 2 weeks". We assume the entire journey will take
approximately 1.5 months". Plans are to operate CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound
mode on all bands except 160m) as follows:
CW 1822 3502 7002 10106 14002 18072 21002 24892 28002 50105
SSB - 3785 7090 - 14190 18140 21200 24940 28440 50140
FT8 1840 3567 7056 10131 14090 18095 21091 24911 28091 -
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX.
The website for the DXpedition is at https://bouvetoya.org/.


WSJT-X 2.0 --->
A fourth candidate release ("RC4") of WSJT-X 2.0 has been
available for download and use by beta testers since 13 November. The
"Quick-Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.0" has been revised and extended, and must be
read thoroughly before using RC4:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Quick_Start_WSJT-X_2.0.pdf
The version of FT8 (and of MSK144 as well) in the new release is not
backward-compatible with the original protocol. This means that anyone using
an earlier version of the software will be unable to decode transmissions
from users of v2.0.0-rc4, and vice-versa. "To minimize this cross-protocol
interference we suggest initially using the RC4 release at audio TX
frequencies 2000 Hz and higher. As more users upgrade their software to RC4
or later, activity can gradually move downward in audio frequency. By
December 10 or very soon afterward, everyone should upgrade to the full
WSJT-X 2.0 general availability (GA) release".
Download links for RC4 on Windows, Linux, and macOS can be found on the
WSJT-X web page: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html.

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AFRICA 2019 ---> Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team have
announced their plans to be active from Chad (TT8RR and TT8XX for FT8) in
March, and from Uganda (5X0T and 5X0X for FT8) from 20 September to 6
October. Details are expected in due course. [TNX IK7JWY.
K6VVA/KL7 ---> Rick, K6VVA expected to be QRV from Endicott Island (NA-004)
on 8-11 November [425DXN 1433]. "After much serious deliberation of multiple
factors", however, "I have made a strategic decision to QRX my scheduled
NA-004 activation until late Spring or early Summer 2019", he says,
and adds that "this is a postponement, and not a cancellation!". See
http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na-004 for more information.

FO - Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA will be active as TX0A from Maria
Est Atoll (OC-113)
and as TX0M from Morane Atoll (OC-297, new one)
during the first half of December. The Acteon Group (OC-113) was
activated only once (by FO5BI/p, in April 1990), while the Morane
Group (OC-297) is a brand new IOTA reference (see the announcement
below). DXCC wise, both these atolls count for French Polynesia.
The tentative schedule is to operate from Morane on 6-10 December,
and from Maria Est on 12-16 December. "The final decision regarding
the sailing itinerary", however, "will be made at the time of
leaving Mangareva (4 December), based on the weather forecast". It
will be possible to track the DXpedition's progress via the InReach
system. The link will be posted to https://tx0a-tx0m.weebly.com/
and made available between 2 and 19 December.
Plans are to operate SSB and CW with two stations on 40-10 metres.
In order to maximize the number of unique callsigns logged, one
station will be QRV on 20 metres as long as the propagation
permits. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log when the operators
return back home. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau), or
via VE3LYC (direct or bureau).

G - Special event station GB100ARM will be active on 1-28 November for
the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Compiegne that on 11
November 1918 ended fighting in World War I. QSL via the RSGB
bureau, or direct to G0TOC.

I - Special callsign IO8MQP has been active since 13 October in
remembrance of ARI President and former Secretary General Mario
Ambrosi, I2MQP, who passed away on 6 November 2017. QSL via IZ8EDJ
and LoTW.

PA - Celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the European DX Foundation
(http://www.eudxf.de/), nine special callsigns will be active from
The Netherlands during the month of November: PA32EUDXF, PB32EUDXF,
PC32EUDXF, PD32EUDXF, PE32EUDXF, PF32EUDXF, PG32EUDXF, PH32EUDXF
and PI32EUDXF. QSLs via PA1AW (OQRS will be available after the
operations). [TNX PA4JJ]

T31 - Heye DJ9RR, Joe DK5WL, Guenter DL2AWG, Hans DL6JGN, Wolf DM2AUJ and
Ronald PA3EWP will be active as T31EU from Kanton Island, Central
Kiribati (OC-043)
from 16 February to 5 March 2019. They already
have the licence and the permit from the Phoenix Island Protected
Area. Activity will be on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and some FT8.
QSL via DL2AWG. Before and after the DXpedition they will be active
Holiday style from Tarawa (OC-017), Western Kiribati (T30).
A website is under construction at http://www.kanton2019.de. [TNX
PA3EWP]

YL - In celebration of the Latvian State centenary, five special
callsigns will be active on 1-18 November from the capital city of
Riga (YL100R) and the country's four historical regions of Kurzeme
(YL100K), Latgale (YL100L), Vidzeme (YL100V) and Zemgale (YL100Z).
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. See http://www.lral.lv/yl100/
for complete information on the award programme.

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3Y0I ---> The 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island [425DXN 1418]
is "planned for the southern hemisphere's summer time", but "exact dates will be
announced when closer to our departure". For the time being, they have posted their
band plan (160-6 metres, CW, SSB and FT8 Fox & Hound mode) to the
DXpedition's website (see below). The team includes 3Z9DX, SP3DOI, SP7VC,
SP8S (ex SQ8X) and YU4DX. Plans are to "install a camp and ham radio
equipment at the ice cap covering 93% of Bouvet". If "we are lucky with
weather", they say, "our stay at the island will last for 2 weeks". Bookmark
https://bouvetoya.org/ for more information and updates.

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

IOTA: NEW GROUPS ---> IOTA Management announced on 31 August on the IOTA
website the five yearly review of the Directory list of IOTA groups [425DXN
1426], and is grateful to proposers of some 28 candidate groups received by
the 1 October deadline. On 14 October IOTA General Manager Roger Balister,
G3KMA announced the first tranche of 6 new groups at the RSGB Convention:
1. EU-192 SM/OH Kataja Island, Finland/Sweden (=Kataja)
65.41-65.43N 24.07-24.11E
New 'split sovereignty island', located in the very north of the Gulf of
Bothnia. Since the signing of a bilateral agreement in 1809 ground rise
has caused the Swedish island Kataja and the smaller Finnish island
Inakari to merge forming a larger island 2 km long. The border between
Sweden and Finland now crosses the island, similar to Market Reef. No
known previous amateur radio activity.
2. OC-297 FO Morane Atoll, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia (=Morane)
23.05S-23.15S 137.05-137.11W
New 'remote island' group. This island, previously an outlier of the
OC-113 Actaeon group, lies a distance of at least 153 km from Maria Est
Island, the nearest island in the rest of the Tuamotus. No known previous
amateur radio activity.
3. NA-249 KP3, 4 Puerto Rico's Coastal Islands, Puerto Rico (=Caja de
Muertos, Culebra, Culebrita, Mona, Monito, Vieques)
17.48-18.40N 065.09-068.00W
New 'coastal islands' group. Justified on the grounds that Puerto Rico is
of a similar size to Corsica which has a coastal islands sub-group. Some
5 previous operations, 3 from Vieques, and 1 each from Culebra and Mona.
4. NA-250 KL Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups, United States (Alaska)
(=Fitzgerald, Gregson, Khantaak, Knight, Kriwoi, Krutoi, Otmeloi)
58.48-60.00N 137.56-141.00W
New 'coastal islands' group, created by splitting the current NA-161
Skagway-Yakutat County group. It can be justified on the grounds that the
qualifying islands in both groups are separated by at least 250 km and
the two administrative counties can be easily split. No known previous
amateur radio activity.
5. AS-205 R0X Bering Sea Coast East group, Koryanskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug,
Russian Federation - Asia (=Yoanna Bogoslova, Vasiliya Islands)
57.20-61.49N 168.00-174.30E
New 'coastal islands' group, created by splitting the current AS-064
Bering Sea Coast group. Bogoslova Island lies 460 km away in a straight
line from Verkhoturova Island, and 485 km away from Karaginskiy Island,
the only two island counters of this group. The Vasiliya Islands are
further away. This distance spread in a group is quite exceptional. We
allowed AS-091 in a neighbouring area to be split in July 2014, the
separation being 500 km or more. No known previous amateur radio
activity.
6. AS-204 R0F Kuril'skiye Islands North, Sakhalinskaya Oblast', Russian
Federation-Asia (=Atlasov, Shumshu, Paramushir, Antsiferova, Makanrushi,
Onekotan, Kharimkotan, Chirinkotan, Ekarma, Shiashkotan, Raikoke, Matua,
Rasshua, Ushishir, Ketoy, Simushir)
46.40-51.00N 151.30-156.38E
A new group, created by splitting AS-025 Kuril'skiye Islands into 2. The
islands extend over a distance of more than 1200 km. Adverse comparisons
are made with the Aleutian Island Chain and the Hawaiian Island Chain
where there are many separate IOTA Groups. Some information sources
specify North and South Kurils as sub-groups. Most activity has been from
the South Group.
All new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to
be confirmed by an operation taking place after 14 October 2018 that meets
the 1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after
confirmation of the number will credit for past operations be considered.
A second tranche will be announced at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2019.

KURE ATOLL: AMATEUR RADIO PERMIT APPLICATION DENIED --->
"Over the course of the past four years, the Pacific Islands DXpedition Group
(PIDXG) has sought permission to conduct a DXpedition from Kure Atoll,
currently ranked by Club Log as the #7 Most Wanted DXCC entity. During
this time PIDXG has filed four separate permit applications.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the first application filed in November 2014
was voluntarily withdrawn in April 2015 following authorization by The
Nature Conservancy for the PIDXG's January 2016 K5P Palmyra Atoll
DXpedition.
A second permit application, filed in April 2016, was also subsequently
withdrawn, nearly one-year later, due to the ARRL DXCC action "deleting"
Kure Island (and Midway Island) from the DXCC program.
However, following its DXCC reinstatement, a third PIDXG permit
application for Kure was filed in July 2017.
During the process of these three permit attempts, several email exchanges
occurred to address the reviewing agencies' follow-up questions and
legitimate concerns about our activity coinciding with Kure Atoll's
"albatross season."
Ultimately, our third permit application stalled out. Email status
requests went unanswered. In December 2017, a phone call was placed to our
Permit Coordinator assigned from Hawaii's Division of Forestry and Wildlife
and we were advised that an official "denial package" would be returned to
PIDXG following a January 2018 Trustee Review Board meeting in Honolulu.
After many email requests and phone calls on the status of the "denial,"
on June 25, 2018 PIDXG finally received the formal denial package from the
Chairperson of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The
official position was that amateur radio "cannot be conducted with adequate
safeguards for the resources and ecological integrity" of Kure Atoll. They
contend that our use of antennas would pose a considerable risk to the
island's bird population in spite of the fact that we indicated in our
application we would be following USF&W approved guidelines and protocols
successfully used by DXpeditions in other National Wildlife Refuges (NWR)
and as praised by USF&W officials (see video excerpt produced by James
Brooks 9V1YC from the 2009 K4M Midway DXpedition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCh24EmmIOg)
Follow-up phone calls and emails to Hawaii DLNR officials requesting
additional clarification have been ignored and a formal Freedom of
Information request to the State of Hawaii has likewise resulted in no
substantive information relative to the denial.
Throughout each attempt of the permitting process, PIDXG has acted in good
faith in its efforts. It has adhered to all procedural and application
guidelines necessary for requesting access to this Public Land, land where
amateur radio has already been determined to have "existing use" by the same
Federal agencies overseeing this and other Pacific NWRs.
It is the understanding of PIDXG that there have been NO documented
instances of negative impact to the "ecological integrity" at any NWR from
any previous amateur radio activity. Thankfully, through the guidance of the
oversight agencies and the protocols directing radio operations from these
environmentally sensitive areas, it can be said that amateur radio has
maintained an impeccable track record in this regard. To suggest that
amateur radio poses "unacceptable risks" or "has the potential to adversely
impact seabirds and other protected species" at Kure Atoll is disingenuous
and without basis in fact. Again, we refer to the praises sung by U.S. Fish
and Wildlife in the above-mentioned YouTube video excerpt.
The last amateur radio activity to Kure Atoll was in 2005. PIDXG does not
think it is unreasonable to request the use of a U.S. Public Land for an
amateur radio activity following a 13-15 year lapse.
For the record, there is no appeal process in this matter. PIDXG has
requested personal meetings with review agency members to discuss this
activity but no response has been given to our requests. However, the cover
letter accompanying the denial package indicates PIDXG is not precluded
"from submitting applications in the future and will be evaluated pursuant
to the findings criteria." As such, a fourth Kure Atoll permit application
was filed by PIDXG on August 6, 2018.
At this time, PIDXG requests interested DXers to help in this matter. We
simply ask that you send your QSL card and brief note respectfully asking
the Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resource to please reconsider
their position in this matter to:
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
c/o Suzanne Case, Chairperson
Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Meanwhile, the PIDXG would like to thank the DX Community for your
interest and support and will certainly keep you posted on any news relative
to our efforts with Kure Atoll.
For more information contact Craig Thompson, K9CT (craig[@]k9ct.us)".

RI0B ---> A photo gallery for the September 2018 RI0B IOTA DXpedition can be
found at EI0B Photo GALLERY:

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

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/.

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/).

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425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
in part or full provided that
"425 DX News" or "425DXN" receive proper credit

Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj...@gmail.com)
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia

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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!

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].

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!

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]

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

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

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
in part or full provided that
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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays
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Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia
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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 11 ARLD0
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT
To all radio amateurs

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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:
<kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org> <kb8nw@hotmail.com> <kb8nw@arrl.net>
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
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)

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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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