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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB017
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,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .
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1 December 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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6W - The annual 6V1A expedition to the island of Goree (AF-045) will be
conducted on 7-9 December. Tafa 6W1KI, Ouzin 6W1PZ, Jul 6W1QL, John
6W7JX and others will operate SSB and CW on various bands with
two stations. PayPal 6v1a.aras[@]gmail.com for a direct QSL. [TNX
The Daily DX]

9L - The website for the 9-21 January 2019 9LY1JM DXpedition to Banana
Island (AF-037), Sierra Leone [425DXN 1435] is now under
construction at https://9l2019dx.wordpress.com/. The team so far
includes Andreas DL3GA, Jean-Luc F1ULQ, Patrick F2DX, Frank F4AJQ,
Jimi F4DLM, Frank F5TVG, Herman ON4QX and Eric ON7RN. Plans are for
12 operators to be active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and
FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) with four stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW or via F5GSJ (direct or bureau).

9M2 - Rich, PA0RRS will be active again as 9M2MRS from Penang Island
(AS-015), West Malaysia from 2 January to 15 February. He will
operate mainly CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or via PA0RRS (bureau preferred). [TNX
PA0RRS]

FO - Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA [425DXN 1433] are scheduled to
arrive at Papeete (Tahiti) around 7 UTC on 3 December, and to reach
Rikitea (Mangareva Island) on 4 December around 23 UTC. Their
tentative operating schedule is to be QRV as TX0M from Morane Atoll
(OC-297, new one for IOTA) on 6-10 December, and as TX0A from Maria
Est Atoll (OC-113) on 12-16 December. "The final decision regarding
the sailing itinerary", however, "will be made at the time of
leaving Mangareva, based on the weather forecast".
It will be possible to track the DXpedition's progress via the
InReach system: see https://tx0a-tx0m.weebly.com/ for the link,
which will be made available between 2 and 19 December. The system
will also allow the operators to exchange information with Johan
(PA3EXX), their Pilot Station. "If you have any message for us",
they say, "please forward it to Johan, and he will ensure that is
delivered. He will keep the community informed on our progress, and
provide us with appropriate feedback".
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 20m 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).

HR - Tom, N9EAW will be active holiday style as HQ9T from Roatan Island
(NA-057) on 1-18 December. He will operate SSB and slow CW on the
HF bands. QSL direct to N9EAW.

JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ/JD1 arrived at Minami Torishima on 21 November. He was
expected to stay until mid-February 2019 [425DXN 1435], but now he
will leave the island on 5 December. This might be his last and
final operation. QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or JG8NQJ (bureau).

JD1_mt - Celebrating the 50th annivesary since the Minami Torishima and the
Ogasawara Islands were returned to Japanese control, JARL's Tokyo
Branch (http://jarl-tokyo.org/wp2/) will be active again as

JD1YAB/JD1 from Minami Torishima (OC-073) from 30 November to 3
December. Look for activity on +/- 21180 kHz SSB. All QSOs will be
confirmed via the bureau. The contact point for enquiries about QSL
cards is JS1LMG.

PY0F - Leo, PP1CZ will be active as either PY0FW or PY0F/PP1CZ from
Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 3-8 December. He will focus on 60
metres, which have just been authorized in Brazil. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS or direct only to home call.

SP - Special event station SN0UNESCO will be operated on 3-4 December
from the UNESCO's World Heritage site of Tarnowskie Gory. Look for
activity on the HF bands SSB, CW and PSK31. QSL via SP9KDU. See
http://www.whsa.info/ for information on the World Heritage Sites
Award. [TNX SQ9FMU]

TR - Roland, F8EN - who has just turned 90! - will be active again as
TR8CR from Gabon starting on 16 December for three months. He will
operate CW and SSB on 40-17m, maybe also on 80m. QSL via F6AJA,
direct or bureau; see http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php for
logsearch. [TNX F6AJA]

XX9 - A large team (DJ6TF, DJ7TO, DJ9HX, DJ9KH, DL1KWK, DL1RTL, DL2RNS,
DL4SVA, DL4WK, DL6KVA, DL7JOM, DL7VEE, DL9GFB, OZ1IKY and XX9LT)
will be active again as XX9D from Coloane (AS-075), Macau on 11-26
February. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres
with at least four stations around the clock and a focus on the low
bands and North America. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via
DL4SVA (direct or bureau). See http://xx9d.mydx.de/ for QSLling
policy and other information.

YJ - Daniel, VK4AFU will be as YJ0AFU from Efate (OC-035) and the nearby
island of Iririki, Vanuatu from 25 December to 8 January. He will
operate mainly FT8 with some CW, SSB and WSPR on the HF bands and 6
metres, with a focus on 160 and 80 metres during the first week. He
will also be QRV on 60 metres FT8 (5357 KHz). He will be using the
latest version of WSJT-X 2.0. QSL via LoTW and logsearch on Club
Log; see qrz.com for PayPal instructions for direct cards.

ZL7 - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active again as
ZL7/JA0JHQ from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) on 17-20 January. He
will focus on 160 metres CW and 6m FT8, but he will also be QRV on
40-10 metres CW and FT8. Some FT8 activity as ZL/JA0JHQ is expected
on 16 and 21 January from Auckland, New Zealand. QSL via LoTW
(preferred) or direct to JA0JHQ.

AFRICA TOUR ---> Carl, ZS1KM is planning "an Overland/DX trip" and will be
travelling through Namibia to Botswana between mid-December and mid-January
2019. Along the way he will be QRV as V51KM (Namibia) and A25KM (Botswana)
on 80, 40 and 20 metres mainly SSB "with some digital". [TNX The Daily DX]


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1 December 2018:

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.

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will be active again during
the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur
radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham
radio waves. Announced participating stations include 4O18YOTA, 5H3YOTA,
6V1YOTA, 9A18YOTA, AO1YOTA, AO5YOTA, AP3YOTA, DF0YOTA, EG2YOTA,
ET3AA, GB18YOTA, HA6YOTA, HB9YOTA, HG0YOTA, II3YOTA, II5YOTA, LY5YOTA,
OE0YOTA, OH2YOTA, OL18YOTA, OM18YOTA, ON4YOTA, PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA,
R18YOTA, SH9YOTA, TF3YOTA, TM18YOTA, WK1DS/YOTA, YT18YOTA, YU18YOTA,
Z30YOTA, Z39YOTA, Z60YOTA and ZL6YOTA.
QSLs via Club Log's OQRS or direct to M0SDV. Information on the event and the awards
can be found at https://events.ham-yota.com/ .

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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/.

EP6RRC --->
Announced FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) frequencies for the 17-23
November DXpedition to Shif Island (AS-189, new one for IOTA), Iran [425DXN
1431] are 3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095 and 21091 kHz. Eight operators
expect to be QRV on 160-10 metres CW and SSB with two stations, with a third
station devoted to FT8. The pilots will be JA8COE (Far East and Oceania),
UA3AKO (Europe, Russia, and ex USSR countries), VE3LYC (East Coast NA) and
WC6DX (West Coast NA). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via R7AL. See
https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ep6rrc for more information.

SM3CER ---> Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER's popular "Contest Service" website
( http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/ ) has not been updated for a while. "Jan-Eric

fell in his apartment in early September and could not get up or call for
help for several days"
, N0AX reports. "After being rescued and a stay in the
hospital, he is back home but pretty much unable to move around and faces a
long convalescence". His friend SM3DMP says that Jan-Eric "would appreciate
receiving emails and QSLs, even though it is very unlikely he will be able
to respond". His email address is jan-eric.rehn[@]telia.com, and his postal
address is on qrz.com.

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)".

QSL WRTC 2018 ---> The QSL cards have been ordered, but "please don't send
paper QSL cards to us", Chris (DL1MGB) says. "Neither to me nor to any one
else in the Organizing Committee. We don't collect them, we don't need
them". All of the QSOs made by the 63 stations that competed in the World
Radiosport Team Championship on 14-15 July 2018 (Y81A, Y81D, Y81K, Y81M,
Y81N, Y81R, Y81U, Y82A, Y82B, Y82D, Y82F, Y82G, Y82K, Y82L, Y82M, Y82N,
Y82V, Y82W, Y83B, Y83C, Y83K, Y83L, Y83O, Y83P, Y83U, Y83V, Y83X, Y83Z,
Y84B, Y84C, Y84G, Y84J, Y84O, Y84P, Y84Q, Y84W, Y84X, Y84Y, Y84Z, Y86C,
Y86J, Y86O, Y86P, Y86Q, Y86V, Y86W, Y86Y, Y87B, Y87C, Y87G, Y87K, Y87L,
Y87M, Y87O, Y87U, Y87V, Y87W, Y89A, Y89D, Y89M, Y89N, Y89R and Y89U) have
been uploaded to Club Log, and the OQRS has been activated for both bureau
and direct cards. In early October the logs were also uploaded to LoTW.
Missing QSOs should be reported to contact[@]wrtc2018.de.

RI0B ---> A photo gallery for the September 2018 RI0B IOTA DXpedition can be
found at http://legendsarctic.com/foto_ekspedicii_ri0b.

TT8KO ---> Operated by LA7GIA, TT8KO stopped transmissions at 17:45 UTC on
10 October, when the national security police shut down his station pending
an equipment inspection [425DXN 1432]. "My gear has been disconnected. The
antennas on the roof are locked down. I am not allowed to touch anything",
Ken reported on 13 October. As there was no sign of an improvement in the
situation, Ken decided to return home earlier than planned. On 18 October,
however, he reported that "a police order has been issued preventing me from
leaving Chad, even without equipment. Status of my return flight has changed
to 'open'. The Norwegian embassy and Foreign ministry is now working on the
issue". Original plans were for Ken to be QRV until 21 October. [TNX DX
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To all radio amateurs

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

SRI LANKA, 4S. Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, IOTA
AS-003, until April 1, 2019. Activity is on the HF bands using
mainly CW and various digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Andy, OE7AJH and Thomas, OE7KUT are QRV as 5R8UP
from Antananarivo, IOTA AF-013, until November 13. Activity is
holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using CW
and SSB, and mainly during their morning and evening hours. QSL via
OE7AJH. In addition, Eric, F6ICX is QRV as 5R8IC from Saint Marie
Island, IOTA AF-090, until mid February 2019. Activity is holiday
style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY, and
PSK63. QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from November 15 to
27. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW Contest as a Single
Band/Unassisted on 20 meters entry. QSL to home call.

ALGERIA, 7X. Some members from the Algerian Radio Amateur Union are
QRV with special event station 7V1N from Djelfa until November 20.
QSL via operators' instructions.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Braco OE1EMS, will be QRV as 8Q7DX from South Male
Atoll, IOTA AS-013, from November 10 to 25. Activity will be
holiday style on 160 to 10 meters. This includes being an entry in
the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G. Members of the Royal Navy Amateur Radio Society are QRV
with special event station GB100ARM until November 28 in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
QSL via G0TOC.

ITALY, I. Members of the Amateur Radio Club at the United Nations
Global Service Centre in Brindisi are QRV as 4U73B until November 23
to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the United
Nations. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters. QSL via 9A2AA.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2. John, KE4PLT and Ernesto, KN4PUD are QRV as
KP2/home calls from St. John Island, IOTA NA-106, until November 16.
Activity is on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using mainly SSB with
some FT8. QSL to home calls.

NETHERLANDS, PA. Bob, PA5V is QRV as PA1918PAX until the end of
November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World
War I. QSL via operator's instructions.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event stations R130ANT and R130TU are
active until the end of November to celebrate the 130th birthday of
pioneer aircraft designer Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev. QSL via
UA3IIZ.

MICRONESIA, V6. Toru, JH0CJH will be QRV as V63YAP from Yap Island,
IOTA OC-012, from November 13 to 18. QSL to home call. In
addition, Janusz, AK4JK is QRV as V6JBVS from Kolonia, Pohnpei
Island, IOTA OC-010. Activity is on 20 meters using CW. His length
of stay is unknown. QSL direct to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. Michael, DF8AN is QRV as VK9XQ until
November 17. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY, various
digital modes, and FT8 in DXpedition mode. QSL to home call.

BERMUDA, VP9. Georg, DK7LX is QRV as VP9/DK7LX from St. David's
Island until November 20. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10
meters using CW. QSL to home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Special event station ZS100WWI is QRV until
November 30 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of
World War I. QSL via operators' instructions.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for November 14.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see November QST, page 90, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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August 6 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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8P - DK1BT, DL4WK, DL6SAK, DL7DF, DL7KL, DL7UFR and SP3CYY will be
active as 8P9AE from Barbados (NA-021) on 6-20 November. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres with three
stations. QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau, and LoTW "within 6
months after the DXpedition". See http://www.dl7df.com/8p9/ for
logsearch and OQRS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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/).

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

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

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

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

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

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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].

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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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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
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj...@gmail.com)
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Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin xx ARLD0xx
From ARRL Headquarters
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To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD0xx
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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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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 (425dxn@alice.it)
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays
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Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia
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DX Bulletin 11 ARLD0
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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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FRIENDS OF IOTA UPDATE ---> The Friends of IOTA appeal "has now reached GBP
19,360", Roger Balister (G3KMA) reported on the IOTA website on 1 December.
"We have to thank 206 contributors in 38 countries for their generosity. We
are still short of meeting our initial target of GBP 25,000 specifically for
the IT project". Donations are still gratefully received through PayPal to
the email address islandsontheair[@]outlook.com (in the comments field add
"Friends of IOTA" and your callsign to identify you). See www.rsgbiota.org
for the complete report.

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

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

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INDEXA NEWSLETTER

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

 

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

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,238 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-15), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

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