Sunday, November 25, 2007

Amateur radio D425 DX News Bulletin

Edited by IK1ADH & I1JQJ
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
E4 - Mike/OM2DX, Steve/OM3JW, Rudi/OM3PC and Miro/OM5RW will be active as E4/OM2DX from Palestine on 14-22 December. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres with two stations. QSL via OM3JW. On-line log and other information will be available at [TNX OM3JW]

F - A number of special stations will be activated for the 21st annual Telethon, the fund-raising event organized by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association that will take place on 7-8 December. Expect activity from TM8T (26 November-9 December) and TM4AFM (8-9 December) among the others. [TNX F8REF]

FK - Sam, FK8DD reports he will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TX3SAM. He will be running 85 watts from the Maritime Communication Center of Noumearadio/FJP, New Caledonia. QSL via LZ1JZ.

HS - Special event callsign HS80A will be aired all day on 1 December (local time) to celebrate the 80th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej (HS1A). [TNX HS0ZCW]

LU - The Radio Club Ushuaia (LU8XW) will be active as AY7X from Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (SA-008) from 30 November to 2 December. They plan to operate CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via WD9EWK. [TNX K1XN]

OA - Jorge/OA4BHY, Daniel/DL5YWM, Rene/DL2JRM and Bodo/DL3OCH will be operate CW and SSB from two rare IOTA groups between late December and early January:
28-30 December OC6I Isla Blanca SA-098 02-07 January OC1I Isla Lobos de Tierra SA-076
On 8-12 January (possibly also on 26-27 December) OA4/DL5YWM, OA4/DL3OCH, OA4/DL2JRM will operate from OA4O, the Radioclub Peruano's club station in Lima. They plan to be active on the HF bands and - for the first time from Peru - on 23cm EME. QSL OC6I and OC1I via DL5WM (direct or bureau), others via home call. Please note that the postage
from Germany to Europe is EUR 0.70 (USD 1.10), for destinations outside Europe it is 1.70 EUR (USD 2.60). Further infromation, including log-search and how to get a sked on EME, can be foud at either and [TNX DL5YWM]

P4 - Ken, K6TA (P40TA) and Kay, K6KO (P40K) will operate from Aruba (SA-036) from 28 November to 18 December. This will include entries in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (30 November-2 December, P40TA) and the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (8-9 December, P40K). QSL both callsigns via WM6A. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX and NG3K]

VU - A number of special callsigns (AU1JCB, AU2JCB, AU4JCB, AU7JCB, AU8JCB, AU9JCB and AT0JCB) will be aired on SSB and CW from 25 November to 2 December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist of Jagadish Chandra Bose. QSL via VU2SMN (direct only). Further information at [TNX The Daily DX]

XF4 - Pepe, XE1J reports that the XF4 operators landed on Clarion Island (NA-115) around 5 UTC on 21 November. The trip between the Navy ship and the beach was very difficult, and the team lost several runs of coax. They had to fight against the wind and the darkness, but eventually, around 1 a.m. local time (6 UTC), they were able to install one antenna. However, after several CQs and no QSOs, the Mexican Navy ordered the operators back to the ship. The team now expects to reach Socorro Island (NA-030) around 15 UTC on 24 November. Another attempt at operating from Clarion might be possibile when the next ship makes the same trip to supply food and fuel to the islands. Bookmark for updates. [TNX XE2K]

YB - Adhi, YB3MM expected to depart on 22 November for Karimunjawa Island (OC-186), where he will be active during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via IZ8CCW. [TNX IZ8CCW]

ARRL 160 METER CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for amateurs worldwide to work W/VE amateurs on 160 metres CW only (full rules can be found at ). This year's event will run from 22.00 UTC on 30 November through 16.00 UTC on 2 December. Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K at

BS7H ---> The BS7H team is happy to announce all BS7H logs have been uploaded to the LoTW. Any questions about a missing QSO should be addressed to to KU9C at [TNX N1DG]

CQ WW DX CW ---> Colin, MM0NDX has collected a list of the websites for a number of participating stations in this year's CQWW CW. It can be found at

LOGS: The on-line log for FK/JA1NLX is now available at

Midway Island - Pete Leary, KC0END is currently working on Midway (but he is not active on the amateur radio bands) and reports that "there are plans in the works to get a ham group out here next summer or fall if it gets approved". A couple of groups "are already on the
waiting list to get out here", but, "since this is a national monument and wildlife refuge, a compatibility study has to be done to determine the effect on birds". Read the details at [TNX MM0NDX]

OH CONTEST/DX MEETING ---> The 13th annual Contest & DX Meeting, organized by the Contest Club Finland and the OH DX Foundation, will be held aboard the Viking Line M/S Gabriella on 18-20 January 2008. The ship will travel from Finland to the Aland Islands to Sweden and back. Further information, prices and on-line registration form are available
at (bookings should be made no later than 28 December). [TNX OH2IW]
(Source: 425 DX News -DX Information via Dave Raycroft)