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DX Bulletin No. 1375
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3DA - Pista, HA5AO will be active as 3DA0AO from eSwatini (Swaziland) on
16-28 September [425DXN 1419]. He will set up the station on
Saturday, and plans to enter the Africa All Mode International DX
Contest [425DXN 1427] in the SOAB HP CW only category. After the
contest he will operate mostly CW, RTTY and FT8 (Fox & Hound mode)
on 80-10 metres. If the Internet is available, he will upload the
log in real time to the logsearch and OQRS system on his website
(https://www.ha5ao.com/). QSL via OQRS (preferred), or via home
call. The complete log will be uploaded to LotW six months after
the DXpedition. Pista is paying all expenses from personal funds.
Any donations received through his website will be used only for
humanitarian purposes (food, clothing, and school supplies for the
orphaned and at risk children). [TNX K5GS]

DU - Bill, G0CXF will be active as DU7/G0CXF from the Camotes Islands in
Central Visayas, Philippines starting around 20 September "for at
least 6 months". He will operate SSB and PSK mainly on 80, 40, 20
and 6 metres. The Camotes include the islands of Poro (OC-129),
Pacijan (OC-129), Ponson (OC-129) and Tulang.

EL - Eric EL2EF, Col MM0NDX and Jonathan MM0OKG plan to be active as
EL2EL/4 from Telengbe Island (AF-111, new one for IOTA) on 5-9
November. This activity is dependent on weather and sea conditions.
They will be QRV with up to three stations on 40, 30, 20 and 17
metres, but "also will check propagation on other bands". QSL via
Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via M0SDV. This is a "charity DXpedition"
and all donations will be used to help MAF (Mission Aviation
Fellowship) continue to provide humanitarian flight service in
Liberia. See https://af111newiota.wordpress.com/ for more details.
[TNX DX World]

F - The Bergmann family will be active from the St. Marcouf Islands
(EU-081) on 20-22 September. Look for Emil F/DL8JJ/p, his wife
Verjy F/DL9JJ/p and their 11-year-old daughter Laura F/DL2JJ/p to
operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSLs via the bureau to
home calls. [TNX DX World]

FY - Manfred, FY/DL5FAB [425DXN 1426] will be active from Ile Royale
(SA-020), French Guiana on 15-16 September. He is likely to operate
mainly CW and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX
World]

HP - Hans HB9BXE, Nicola I0SNY, Elvira IV3FSG, Florian OE3FTA and
Alexandru YO8SS will be active as H88X from Playa Farallon, Panama
from 24 September to 9 October. They will operate SSB, CW and
digital modes on various bands. QSL via I0SNY (direct) or 9A5URI
(bureau).

OE - A number of special callsigns with the prefix OE18 w ill be active
between 21 September and 1 October for the UCI Road Cycling World
Championships that will take place in Innsbruck-Tirol (Austria).
For instance, Club stations OE7XKJ and OE7XWI will be active as
OE18XKJ and OE18XWI respectively, OE4VIE as OE18VIE, OE1SGU as
OE18SGU and OE5EGN as OE18EGN. See qrz.com for QSL routes.

VE - Chris, VE6CMV will be active as VO2VC from Goose Bay, Labrador
(Zone 2) from 27 September to 4 October, including an entry in the
CQ WW DX RTTY Contest. He will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-6
metres. QSL via LoTW, or via VE6CMV (direct or bureau). [TNX The
Daily DX]

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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!

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

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

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

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

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




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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 38 ARLD038
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 13, 2018
To all radio amateurs

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ARLD038 DX news

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.

SWAZILAND, 3DA. Pista, HA5AO plans to be QRV as 3DA0AO from Mbabane
from September 16 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W. Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as 3W9JK/p from Cham
Island, IOTA AS-162, until September 22 and then as 3W9JK from Hoi
An until September 27. Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using
SSB. QSL to home call.

MALAWI, 7Q. Alex, IW5ELA will be QRV as 7Q7ELA from September 17 to
26 while traveling through the country. Activity will be on the HF
bands using mostly CW in his spare time. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Christian, OE3DEC is QRV as 8Q7EC until September 23
while on vacation. Activity is mostly on 20 meters using SSB. QSL
to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be QRV
as 9M4IOTA from Redang Island, IOTA AS-073, from September 15 to 17.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.

TONGA, A3. Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as A35JLL from Niuafo'Ou Island,
IOTA OC-123, until September 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using QRP power. QSL to home call.

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will
be QRV with special calls HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND from Riyadh from
September 16 to 30 to celebrate the 88 National Day of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. QSL via HZ1BF.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Harry, JG7PSJ is QRV as WH0RU from Saipan,
IOTA OC-086, until September 18. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Alex, SQ9UM is QRV as SV5/SQ9UM from Rhodes
Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 24. Activity is holiday style
on 40 to 6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK and
FT8. QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Uli, DL2AH is QRV as T32AH from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, until October 2. Activity is holiday style on
80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SAN MARINO, T7. Members of the Radioamateurs Association of the
Republic of San Marino will be QRV as T71A from Torre Guaita, T71B
from Torre Cesta, and as T71C from Torre del Montale, also known as
the three towers of San Marino, on September 15 and 16. Activity
will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via T70A.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Dima, UA1OLM is QRV as RK1OWA/p from
Solovetsky Island, IOTA EU-066, until the end of September.
Activity is in his spare time on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL
via RZ1OA.

KOSOVO, Z6. Max, ON5UR will be QRV as Z68UR from Gjakove from
September 20 to 30. Activity will be on various HF bands using
mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via M0URX.

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

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

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO:
The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North
American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
Collegiate QSO Party, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Scandinavian
Activity CW Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO
Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party,
Washington State Salmon Run, Feld Hell Sprint and the BARTG Sprint
75 will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Phone Fray, 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW
Contest are scheduled for September 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series are
scheduled for September 19.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see September QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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3B8 - Hans, PA3HGT will be active again as 3B8/PA3HGT from Mauritius
(AF-049) on 4-24 September. He will operate SSB and possibly some
digital mode on 40, 20 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. [TNX DX World]

3DA - 16-28 September are the dates for HA5AO's operation from Mbabane,
eSwatini (Swaziland) [425DXN 1409]. In his free time Pista will be
active as 3DA0AO on 80-10 metres CW, RTTY and FT8. Log search and
OQRS will be available athttps://www.ha5ao.com. His plans include
testing a new feature of the PDXG QSL Management Platform, the
uploading of QSOs in real time. QSL via OQRS (preferred), or via
home call. The complete log will be uploaded to LotW six months
after the DXpedition. While in-country he will travel to rural
areas visiting villages, schools and orphanages to deliver school
supplies. He is interested in making a long term donation agreement
to pay school fees for s everal orphaned children. Pista is paying
all expenses from personal funds. Any donations received through
his website will be used only for humanitarian purposes. [TNX K5GS]

4W - Gordon, K7TRB is active as 4W6VA from Dili, Timor Leste (OC-148)
until mid-September. In his spare time he will operate mainly FT8,
with some SSB and CW, on 20, 17 and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW, or
direct to home call

7Q - Alex, IW5ELA will operate mainly CW as 7Q7ELA on 17-26 September.
It will be a "suitcase operation" while touring Malawi. All QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Logsearch on Club
Log.

8Q - Christian, OE3DEC will be active as 8Q7EC from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 14-23 September. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home
call (direct or bureau).'

8Q - Gabor, HA3JB will be active as 8Q7IP the Maldives (AS-013) on 19-30
September. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 on 80-6 metres, and
will participate in the CQ WW RTTY Contest. QSL via HA3JB.
9M2 - The Kuala Lumpur DX Team plans to be active as 9M4IOTA from Redang
Island (AS-073), West Malaysia on 15-17 September. QSL direct to
9M2OOO. [TNX DX World]

9A - Duby, 9A6DR is active again as 9A6DR/p from Kolocep Island (EU-016)
until around 20 October. In his spare time he is QRV on 40, 20, 10
and 6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX 9A6DR]

9X - The Italian DXpedition Team, who will be active from Rwanda on 26
September-10 October [425DXN 1413] has added a second callsign.
They will use 9X0Y exclusively on FT8 DXpedition mode (7056, 10131,
14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 kHz), and 9X0T everywhere
else. See http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ for detailed instructions. [TNX
IK7JWY]

A5 - Zorro, JH1AJT and Nao, JN1RVS will be active again as A5A from
Bhutan on 4-14 September. In his spare time Zorro will operate
mainly FT8 in the Fox & Hound mode on 40-10 metres (7056, 10131,
14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 KHz). On 4-7 September they
will be joined by Champ, E21EIC. QSL via JH1AJT; logsearch and OQRS
on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]

CE - XR208A, XR208B, XR208C and XR208D are the special callsigns for the
Discolo DX Group (http://discolodxgroup.cl/) to celebrate the 208th
anniversary of the First Government Junta. Established on 18
September 1810, it proclaimed Chile an autonomous republic within
the Spanish monarchy, and w as the earliest step in the Chilean
struggle for independence. They will operate SSB, PSK31 and FT8 on
the HF bands on 1-30 September. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau.

EA6 - Andrew, G8GNI will be active holiday style as EA6/G8GNI from
Mallorca, Balearic Islands (EU-004) on 8-21 September. He will
operate mainly FT8, RTTY, PSK and Olivia. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club
Log, or via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

EA9 - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as EA9/W1XGI from Melilla on 16-22
October. He will operate mainly CW and FT8 on various HF bands. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via JA1XGI. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

EL - Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG plan to be active as EL2EL/4 from
southern Liberia on 5-9 November. They will operate SSB and FT8 on
various bands. More information is expected in due course. [TNX DX
World]

EX - Special callsigns EX3NOMAD and EX3WNG will be active between 25
August and 15 September from Kyrgyzstan for the third edition of
the World Nomad Games, an international sport competition dedicated
to ethnic sports practiced in Central Asia. QSL via EX7DI.

F - Look for F/DF2MX/p, F/DK2RO/p and F/DL8AW/p to operate SSB and CW
from Tombelaine Island (EU-156) sometime between 11 and 14
September. "Access to the island is very dependent on weather and
tidal conditions", so "exact times of operation are not yet
determined". QSL via home calls (direct or bureau), Club Log's OQRS
and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

F - Philippe, F5PTA will be active as TM70ONU from Lyon (France)
between 1 September and 27 December. The special callsign is in
celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General
Assembly's adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (10 December 1948). QSL via eQSL only.

FH - The Czech DXpedition Team (OK1BOA, OK1FCJ, OK1GK, OK2ZA, OK2ZC,
OK2ZI and OK6DJ) will be active as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027)
between 20 September and 6 October. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 on 160-10 metres, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL; traditional cards via OK6DJ (direct
or bureau). See http://www.cdxp.cz/ for further information and
QSLling policy.

FY - Manfred, DL5FAB will be active again as FY/DL5FAB from French
Guiana on 5-18 September, during the launch campaign of the MetOp-C
satellite. He will operate CW and FT8 from the premises of the
Radio Amateur Club de Kourou (FY5KE). A side trip to the Salute
Islands (SA-020) is also being planned. QSL via the bureau to
DL5FAB, or via eQSL.

G - GB250CC is a special callsign for the Pontefract and District
Amateur Radio Society to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain
James Cook's first scientific voyage of discovery to the Pacific
Ocean (1768-1771). The first activity will take place on 23 August
for 28 days, to mark the sailing of Cook's ship, the "Endeavour",
from Plymouth (25 August 1768). Other activities will follow to
coincide with key moments in the voyage. QSL via LoTW and eQSL;
paper cards go to GB250CC (bureau) or direct to G0BPK.


HA - Klara, HA5BA will be active as HA1973BA until the end of the year.
The special prefix marks the 45th anniversary since she received
her personal callsign when still a teenager. QSL via home call.
[TNX HA5BA]

HB0 - The NB-DX Team (ON6NB) will be active as HB0/ON4ANN from
Liechtenstein on 24-28 September. Team members include ON2BDJ,
ON4ANN, ON4CCV, ON4CKM, ON5PDV and ON6MI. The operators may also do
some WWFF activity as HB0/ON4CCV/p and HB0/ON4CKM/p. QSL via
M0URX's OQRS. [TNX M0URX]

HB0 - Look for Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM to be active once
again from Masescha, Liechtenstein from 20 September to 6 October.
They will operate CW, some SSB and RTTY during the CQ WW DX RTTY
Contest. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]

HH - EA1ACP, EA1DVY, EA7FTR, EB7DX, HH2JR and HH2MK will be active as
4V7R from Haiti (NA-096) on 19-29 October. They will operate CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL via EB7DX. The website for
the operation is on http://lazydxers.com/4v7r/index.html.

HR - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Radio Club de Honduras,
HR2RCH will be active on the HF bands SSB, PSK31, RTTY, FT8 and
VHF/UHF satellites on 15-16 September. QSL via the bureau, direct
or via eQSL. [TNX IARU Region 2]

JD1 - The Ogasawara Islands, as well as Minami Torishima, were returned
to Japanese control in 1968. Celebrating that 50th anniversary,
JARL's Tokyo Branch (http://jarl-tokyo.org/wp2/) was active as

JD1YAB/JD1 from Hahajima (Ogasawara) on 23-30 June. The same
callsign hase been used from Minami Torishima since 16 July, where
operations are expected to continue as time permits until early
August on 17 and 15 metres. Future plans are to be QRV from
Chichijima (Ogasawara) around mid-August,
and again on 7-9
November. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau. The route for
direct QSLling "is currently under discussion".

JW - Torsten, DL4APJ (digital modes and SSB) and Peter, DJ2AX (CW and
SSB) will be active as JW/DL4APJ and JW/DJ2AX from the JW5E club
station in Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 20-25 September. QSL
via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]


HZ - Celebrating the 88th Saudi Arabia National Day (23 September), the
Saudi Amateur Radio Society (HZ8SAR) will be active as HZ88ND,
7Z88ND and 8Z88ND on 16-30 September. QSL via HZ1BF. [TNX The Daily
DX]

J6 - Bill, K9HZ is active again as J68HZ from St Lucia (NA-108) until 17
September. He operates CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via
LoTW (preferred), eQSL, or direct to K9HZ. [TNX The Daily DX]

KG4 - Stu, K4MIL will be active again as KG4SS from Guantanamo Bay from
25 September to 9 October. He will operate RTTY (CQ WW DX RTTY
Contest included), FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) and CW. QSL via LoTW
(preferred), or direct to K4MIL. [TNX The Daily DX]

KH0 - Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as WH0RU from Saipan (OC-086) on 12-18
September. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL
via LoTW, or direct to JG7PSJ. [TNX The Daily DX]

OK & OM- OL100CSR from the Czech Republic and OM100CSR from the Slovak
Republic are two special event callsigns commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic (CSR)
until 31 October. The activity is organized jointly by the Czech
Radio Club and the Slovak Amateur Radio Association. QSL OL100CSR
via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; traditional cards via the bureau or
direct to OK1MP; QSL OM100CSR via Club Log's OQRS or via OM2FY. See
http://www.100csr.eu/ for the award available for working these
stations.

OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will be
active again as OX3LX from Uummannaq Island (NA-134) on 15-29
August. Bo is QRV in his spare time, typically "around lunch and
after dinner". QSL via OZ0J, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.

OZ - Maarten PD2R (OV2T), Jan PA7JWC (5Q7DX), Wino PA0ABM and Sven
PA1SVM will be active from Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on 14-21
September. They will operate SSB and CW on 40-6 metres with two
stations. QSL 5Q7DX v ia PA7JWC (bureau preferred) or LOTW;
logsearch on Club Log. QSL OV2T via PA0ABM or LoTW; logsearch and
OQRS on Club Log.

PJ7 - Randy, K5SL will be active again as PJ7/K5SL from Sint Maarten
(NA-105) on 8-15 September. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30,
20 and 17 metres.

SP - Special callsigns SN100ID, SN100IP, SN100JH, SN100JP, SN100L,
SN100PS, SN100PW, SN100RB, SN100RD and SN100S will be active
between 1 September and 11 November to mark the 100th anniversary
of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish
Republic at the end of World War I. QSL via operator's
instructions. [TNX DX Newsletter]

SV - Oliver, DK7TX will be active as SV8/DK7TX on 9-15 September from
the islands of Paxoi, Vido and Kerkyra/Corfu (all counts for IOTA
group EU-052). QSL via home call. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]

SV5 - Claudio, HB9OAU will be active again as SV5/HB9OAU from Karpathos,
Dodecanese (EU-001) on 8-20 September. He will operate SSB and FT8
on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call (direct or bureau), LoTW and
eQSL; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]

T7 - The Radioamateurs Association of the Republic of San Marino
(http://www.arrsm.org/) will operate again three special stations
on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres from the Three Towers of San Marino on
15-16 September: T71A (Torre Guaita), T71B (Torre Cesta) and T71C
(Torre del Montale). Located on the three peaks of Monte Titano,
the towers are depicted on both the flag and the coat of arms of
the Republic of San Marino. QSL via T70A, direct or bureau.

TT - Ken, LA7GIA will be active as TT8KO from N'Djamena, Chad on 9-21
October. He will operate CW and maybe some SSB on 160-10 metres.
More information is expected in due course.

UA - Dima, UA1OLM is active in his spare time as RK1OWA/p from the
Solovetsky Islands (EU-066) until late September. He has been QRV
on 40, 30 and 20 metres CW so far. QSL via RZ1OA. [TNX qrz.ru]
UA - Mike, UA1QV has postponed his RI1OA expedition to Novaya Zemlya
(EU-035) [425DXN 1422] owing to "serious questions" about the "the
reliability of the vessel". Another attempt will be made later this
year on the yacht "Apostol Andrey" (the same ship that Mike and the
RI0B team will be using for their Artic Legends IOTA DXpedition).

UA9 - The Artic Legends IOTA DXpedition is set to begin on 4 September
from the city of Dudinka [425DXN 1417], with the first activation
expected to start around 10-11 September from the Firnley Islands
(AS-054), followed by the other five groups (AS-121, AS-104,
AS-068, AS-087 and finally AS-005). Plans are for three stations to
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. RI0B will use
FT8 DXpedition mode on 14095 kHz. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. Updates
and other information, including the tracking tools to follow the
DXpedition's progress, can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/ri0b.

UA9 - The RI0B DXpedition [425DXN 1419] is now set to start on 25 August
from Arkhangelsk. They expect to arrive at Dikson Island (AS-005)
on 5 September, and to proceed immediately to the Firnley Islands
(AS-054)
. On their way back they will stop and be QRV from other
six islands in five IOTA groups: Tyrtov (AS-121), Rozmyslov
(claimed to qualify for AS-104), Nansen (AS-104), Scott-Hansen
(AS-068), Arkticheskogo Instituta (AS-087) and finally Sibirjakov
(AS-005). Plans are for three stations to operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 40-10 metres. RI0B will use FT8 DXpedition mode on
14095 kHz. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. Updates and other information,
including the tracking tools to follow the DXpedition's progress,
can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/ri0b.

UA9 - Mikhail, RW1AI is currently active as RW1AI/mm from the RSV
"Mikhail Somov", which left Arkhangelsk on 1 September. His
destination is the polar station at Cape Baranov on Bolshevik
Island (AS-042), where he will be QRV as RI0BC. [TNX qrz.ru]

UA9 - The "Apostol Andrey" departed from Dikson on 7 September at 2 UTC.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, the RI0B team expects it
will take about 4 days for them to reach the Firnley Islands
(AS-054), the first IOTA group they expect to be QRV from. See
https://www.qrz.com/db/ri0b for direct links to Club Log's OQRS.

V2 - Bud, AA3B will be active again as V26K from Antigua (NA-100) on 8-
17 September. He will operate mainly CW. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS, or via AA3B (direct or bureau). [TNX The Daily DX]

V3 - Victor, WB0TEV (V31VP) and Scott, K5PS (V31CQ) will be active from
Blackman Eddy in central Belize from 27 September to 2 October.
They will operate SSB and RTTY (V31VP) and CW (V31CQ), and will
participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest. QSL V31VP via Club Log's
OQRS, or via WB0TEV (direct or bureau); QSL V31CQ via LoTW, Club
Log's OQRS or via K5PS (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]

V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104) from 10 October to 6 November. He will operate SSB and FT8
on 160-6 metres. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

VE - Mike, VE2XB will be active again as VY0BRR from Iqaluit on Baffin
Island (NA-047), Nunavut starting on 14 July "for several months,
at least until Christmas 2018". QSL via VE2XB. [TNX VE2XB]

VK - 22 September 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first wireless
transmission between Australia and the United Kingdom. Messages
were transmitted from the Marconi station at Waunfawr (Wales) and
were received by Ernest Fisk at Wahroonga (Sydney). As part of the
Centenary celebrations, the Wireless Institute of Australia will
hold an on-air event that will run on 1-30 September. State and
Territory special callsigns VI#MARCONI will be active on a roster
basis. In addition, the Hornsby and Districts Amateur Radio Club
will be active as VK100MARCONI. Complete information can be found
on http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/marconi100/about/.

VK9X - Tony G2NF, Nigel G3TXF, Chris G3SVL, David G3WGN and Mike G3WPH
will be active as VK9XG from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 17-30
October. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8 DXpedition mode and perhaps
RTTY on 160-10m with four stations. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS
or via G3TXF. See http://www.6gs.org.uk/christmas-island-2018/ for
more information.

VP2V - Steve, AA7V will be active as VP2V/AA7V from the British Virgin
Islands (NA-023) from 26 September to 1 October. He will operate
RTTY, CW and FT8, and will participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY
Contest. QSL via LoTW or via AA7V. [TNX NG3K]

W - Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 19th annual Route 66 On The
Air special event celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-one
amateur radio stations using 1x1 callsigns (from W6A through W6U)
will operate from cities along the "Mother Road" on 8-16 September.
See http://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL
routes.

XT - A Slovenian team (S54W, S57L, S58Y, S59ZZ and S50A) will be active
as XT2SZZ from Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso on 22-30 October.
Activity will be on various HF bands and 6 metres. They will
participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via S59ZZ.

XV - Jacek, SP5APW will be active as 3W9JK from Cham Island (AS-162) on
15-22 September, and then as 3W9JK/p from Hoi An (mainland Vietnam)
on 22-27 September. He will operate SSB on 20-6 metres. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS, or via SP5APW. [TNX DX World]

ZA - A large team of operators from Albania, Austria and Slovenia will
be active as ZA5V from Lake Shkodra (JN92rd) on 1-12 October. They
will be QRV on 6 and 2 metres EME, as well on 80-10 metres "all
modes". QSL via OE6FNG.

ZL7 - Shige JH1GNU, Kaz JH1HRJ and Tack JE1SCJ will be active as ZL7X
from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) on 16-22 October. They will
operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-10 metres. Announced frequencies for
"Fox & Hound" FT8 are 3563, 7060, 10140, 14095, 18105, 21095, 24920
and 28095 kHz. More information on https://www.qrz.com/db/zl7x. QSL
via LoTW and eQSL; traditional cards via JA0VSH, direct or bureau.
Logsearch on Club Log.

Z6 - Max, ON5UR (http://www.united-radio.be/) will be active as Z68UR
from Gjakove, Kosovo on 20-30 September. He plans to operate mainly
SSB and FT8 on various bands. QSL via M0URX's OQRS.

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

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

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

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 16,046 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2008-17), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

SAC ---> The 60th Scandinavian Activity Contest will be held on 15-16
September (CW) and 13-14 October (SSB), from 12 UTC on Saturday to 11:59 UTC
on Sunday. Scandinavian stations (Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands,
Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Market Reef, Norway, Svalbard and
Bear Island, Sweden) will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as
possible and vice versa. Complete information of the SAC events can be found
at http://www.sactest.net/.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ZCZC AE38
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 38 ARLD038
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 13, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD038
ARLD038 DX news

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.

SWAZILAND, 3DA. Pista, HA5AO plans to be QRV as 3DA0AO from Mbabane
from September 16 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using
CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W. Jacek, SP5APW will be QRV as 3W9JK/p from Cham
Island, IOTA AS-162, until September 22 and then as 3W9JK from Hoi
An until September 27. Activity will be on 20 to 6 meters using
SSB. QSL to home call.

MALAWI, 7Q. Alex, IW5ELA will be QRV as 7Q7ELA from September 17 to
26 while traveling through the country. Activity will be on the HF
bands using mostly CW in his spare time. QSL to home call.

MALDIVES, 8Q. Christian, OE3DEC is QRV as 8Q7EC until September 23
while on vacation. Activity is mostly on 20 meters using SSB. QSL
to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team will be QRV
as 9M4IOTA from Redang Island, IOTA AS-073, from September 15 to 17.
Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.

TONGA, A3. Eberhard, DL7JLL is QRV as A35JLL from Niuafo'Ou Island,
IOTA OC-123, until September 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using QRP power. QSL to home call.

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society will
be QRV with special calls HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND from Riyadh from
September 16 to 30 to celebrate the 88 National Day of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. QSL via HZ1BF.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Harry, JG7PSJ is QRV as WH0RU from Saipan,
IOTA OC-086, until September 18. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

DODECANESE, SV5. Alex, SQ9UM is QRV as SV5/SQ9UM from Rhodes
Island, IOTA EU-001, until September 24. Activity is holiday style
on 40 to 6 meters, and possibly 60 meters, using CW, RTTY, PSK and
FT8. QSL to home call.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32. Uli, DL2AH is QRV as T32AH from Kiritimati
Island, IOTA OC-024, until October 2. Activity is holiday style on
80 to 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL direct to home call.

SAN MARINO, T7. Members of the Radioamateurs Association of the
Republic of San Marino will be QRV as T71A from Torre Guaita, T71B
from Torre Cesta, and as T71C from Torre del Montale, also known as
the three towers of San Marino, on September 15 and 16. Activity
will be on 40 to 10 meters. QSL via T70A.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Dima, UA1OLM is QRV as RK1OWA/p from
Solovetsky Island, IOTA EU-066, until the end of September.
Activity is in his spare time on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL
via RZ1OA.

KOSOVO, Z6. Max, ON5UR will be QRV as Z68UR from Gjakove from
September 20 to 30. Activity will be on various HF bands using
mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via M0URX.

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

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

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO:
The ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, North
American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
Collegiate QSO Party, SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Scandinavian
Activity CW Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, Iowa QSO
Party, QRP Afield, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party,
Washington State Salmon Run, Feld Hell Sprint and the BARTG Sprint
75 will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Phone Fray, 144 MHz Fall Sprint and Run for the Bacon QRP CW
Contest are scheduled for September 17.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and RSGB 80-Meter Autumn CW Series are
scheduled for September 19.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see September QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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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
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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The July 2018 issue is now available for download
at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

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

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

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 15,340 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-16), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

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

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

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

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

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

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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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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin xx ARLD0xx
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD0xx
ARLD0xx DX news

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Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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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 MAGAZINE: http://www.425dxn.org/monthly
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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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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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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* All excerpts and distribution of "The OPDX Bulletin" are granted as
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!)
/EXIT
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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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