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425 DX Bulletin - Editado por Mauro Pregliasco I1JQJ e Valeria Pregliasco IK1ADH

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Edição: 1371   Data: 11/08/2017    Atualizado todas as sextas feiras 

7P     - Look for  Vaughan, 7P8VRR (QSL  via ZS2VR  and LoTW)  and  Quintus,
        7P8QM (QSL via ZS2KU and LoTW) to be  active from Lesotho  on 18-21
        August. They will be QRV on 40, 20 and 15 metres SSB.
9G     - A team of seven (S54W, S57GM, S57SU,  S57UN, S59A, S59ZZ and OZ7AM)
        will be active as 9G5W  from  Kokrobite, Ghana  on  21-29 November,
        including  participation  in  the  CQ WW  DX CW Contest.  They will
        operate SSB, CW, RTTY on 160-10 metres with  up  to  four stations.
        QSL via Club Log's OQRS; traditional cards via S59ZZ.  The log will
        be uploaded to LoTW after six months.
A2     - Alex, IW5ELA will be active holiday  style as  A25AL from different
        locations  while  visiting  Botswana  on 7-15  September.  He  will
        operate mainly CW. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
        bureau; send an email  to  iw5ela[@]gmail.com is you need  a direct
        card. Logsearch on Club Log.
CO     - Moses CM2YV, Bob CO2KL, Amed CO2AME  and others  will be  active as
        T45FM from the lighthouse  at  Punta Maya during the  International
        Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on 19-20 August. QSL via RW6HS.
        [TNX RW6HS]
DU     - Dale, KE0BRZ  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  DU1/KE0BRZ from
        Palawan Island (OC-128) on 18-22 August. He will operate QRP SSB on
        20m. QSL via KE0BRZ (direct), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
E5_sc  - Doug, W6HB will be active again as E51DLD from Rarotonga  (OC-013),
        South Cook Islands from 27 August to 8 September. He will be  guest
        operating from the shacks of E51AND and E51JD.  QSL via W6HB.  [TNX
        DX World]
EA     - Rene, DL2JRM  will  be  active  as  EA1/DL2JRM  from  Arosa  Island
        (EU-080) on 16-18 August He will operate mainly CW on 80-10 metres.
        QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
EI     - The Lagan Valley Amateur Radio Society will be active again as EJ0L
        from  the lighthouse on Arranmore Island  (EU-121) on 17-21 August,
        including participation in the International Lighthouse & Lightship
        Weekend. QSL direct only to MI0BPB. [TNX The Daily DX]
ES     - Look  for  ES/RX3AMI  to  be  active  on  15-31 August  during  the
        "expedition of  the  Russian  Lighthouse  Society to  the  Estonian
        islands and lighthouses" in  the Baltic Sea.  The planned itinerary
        includes all of the three IOTA groups allocated to Estonia (EU-034,
        EU-149 and  EU-178)  -  see  https://www.qrz.com/db/RX3AMI. QSL via
        RX3AMI, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
FY     - Christian, F5UII will  be  active  again  as  FY/F5UII  from French
        Guiana on 14-18 August.  In is spare time  he will operate  SSB and
        RTTY from the Radio Amateur Club de Kourou's station.  QSL via home
        call, direct or bureau; logsearch https://www.f5uii.net.
G      - The Northumberland Special  Events Group  will be active  as GB0BLH
        from the  Berwick Lighthouse  on  14-21 August, including  activity
        during the  International  Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend.  QSL via
        the bureau or eQSL.
OJ0    - Weather  permitting, Martti OH2BH (OJ0BH) and  Henri  OH3JR (OJ0JR)
        will be active from Market Reef (EU-053) on 12-19 August. They will
        operate the new  FT8 mode - "already a major breakthrough on the HF
        bands", it offers "sensitivity down to -20 dB on the AWGN channel,"
        and contacts "4 times faster than JT65 or JT9". They will also hand
        out the OJ0 multiplier in the  Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC)
        and "appear on a variety of traditional  modes in  the event of any
        available audible propagation". [TNX OH2BH]
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will  be
        active  again  as  OX3LX  from  Simiutaq Island (NA-220)  on  18-24
        August. Bo is QRV in his  spare  time, typically  "around lunch and
        after dinner". QSL via OZ0J, Club Log's  OQRS and LoTW.
OZ     - Special  callsigns  5P90EDR,   OV90EDR,   OZ90EDR,   OX90EDR  (from
        Greenland) and OZ7D (on JT modes only) are being used [425DXN 1339]
        to  celebrate  the  90th anniversary  of  the  Danish IARU society,
        Eksperimenterende Danske Radioamatorer (EDR).  On  15 and 19 August
        the Headquarter station will join the  celebrations as OZ90HQ.  All
        QSOs are uploaded to  LoTW and eQSL on  a  regular basis.  QSLs via
        Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau);  traditional cards via OZ1ACB.
        See www.oz90edr.dk for information about the award programme.
S2     - A team of  six  operators (Axel DL6KVA,  Derek G3KHZ,  Steve G4EDG,
        Tuhin S21ED, Anup S21TV and Hans SM6CVX) will be active  (callsigns
        TBA) from the  islands of  Bhola (AS-140) and  St Martin's (AS-127)
        during the  second  half of October.  Approximate dates, subject to
        variation  depending  on  local  conditions, are 15-18 October  for
        AS-140, and 21-25 October for AS-127.  They will operate CW and SSB
        on 40-15 metres using vertical dipoles. QSL via SM6CVX (for AS-127)
        and via G3KHZ (for AS-140), direct or bureau.  More information and
        updates on http://s21iota.weebly.com/. [TNX G3KHZ]
TK     - Frans, DJ0TP will be active holiday styel as TK/DJ0TP from  Corsica
        (EU-014) from 15 August to 8 September. QSL va home call, direct or
        bureau, and LoTW. [TNX DJ0TP]
UA     - The RI0LI  team  was  active  from  the  Medvezh'i Islands (AS-022)
        [425DXN 1370] on 6-10 August  and made about 5,000 QSOs.  The three
        operators now expect to be QRV as RA70AA from GUSMP Island (AS-070)
        for a couple  of days, depending on  local and  weather conditions.
        QSLs  via  Club Log's OQRS, or via R7AA (direct or bureau).
V6     - JA6REX (http://v63.webcrow.jp/index.html) will be active  as  V63KS
        from Chuuk (OC-011), Micronesia from  28 August to 4 September.  He
        will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-10 metres.  QSL via home call
        (direct or bureau) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
VE    -  VY2PLH  is  a  special   callsign  dedicated  to   operations  from
        lighthouses on  Prince Edward Island (NA-029).  Next activity  will
        take place on 19-20 August from East Point Lighthouse.  VY2PLH will
        operate SSB, PSK31 and some CW on the HF bands. QSL via VY2GF. [TNX
        Southgate ARC]
W      - The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club will be active as  W2T  from  the
        Tucker's Island Lighthouse in the Tuckerton Seaport  (mainland  New
        Jersey) on 19 August, and possibly also  on the 20th, from about 13
        UTC  to  21  UTC.  They will operate  SSB and some  CW mainly on 40
        and 20 metres. QSL VIA N2OO. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
YJ     - Tony, KQ2I  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  YJ0AT from  Efate
        (OC-035), Vanuatu from  28 August to 13 September.  He will operate
        CW on  40-10 metres, with  an  emphasis on 40m.  He should like  to
        receive "real RST signal reports". QSL via NR6M and LoTW; logsearch
        and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
ZS     - "Due to a series of unexpected complications", the  ZS9V DXpedition
        to  Robben Island  (AF-064, http://zs9v.org.za/) [425DXN 1369]  has
        been  moved  to  18-20 August.  Also, the team  now  includes  four
        operators  only (ZS1V,  ZS1VDV,  ZS1AN  and ZS1A),  with   expected
        activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB only. QSL via M0OXO's

BALKANS TOUR ---> Costa, IZ7GXB (https://balkanstour-iz7gxb.jimdo.com/) will
be  active  from  Macedonia  as Z38/IZ7GXB (21-25 August),  from  Albania as
ZA/IZ7GXB  (25-29 August)  and  from  Montenegro  as   4O7GXB   (29 August-3
September). His main focus will  be on  6 metres SSB (50150 kHz),  with some
activity on the HF bands (SSB, possibly  some CW and RTTY).  QSL via LoTW or
home call, logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]

INDIAN OCEAN TRIP ---> Lance, W7GJ will be  active  as  VK9CGJ  from  Cocos/
Keeling (OC-003) between 12 and 28 September, and as  VK9XGJ  from Christmas
Island (OC-002) between 2 and 18 October.  This will be a 6m EME DXpedition:
"I urge you to gain experience with JT65A", he says,  "and especially review
the QSO procedure that  I use most  effectively  on these DXpeditions".  QSL
direct  only  to  home  call.  See  www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/  for  planned
operating schedules and other information.

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Bert, CX3AN will be  active  as  5W0HA  from  Upolu, Samoa
(OC-097) on 19-26 August, and as YJ0CX from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu on 26-30
August. He will operate holiday style with  100 watts and dipoles.  QSLs via


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HAMS WITH HEARTS ---> In  January  2016, the  International  DX  Association
(INDEXA) announced the formation of a new fund within the organization  that
specifically supports humanitarian projects carried out by Dxpeditions.  Bob
Schenck, N2OO  gave  an  excellent  description  of  the  "Hams  with Heart"
programme in the June issue of CQ Magazine.  The article includes  specifics
on aid provided by members of the  March 2017 S21ZED/S21ZEE DXpedition team.
The article is now available on http://indexa.org/newsitems.html. [TNX W3OA]

ILLW ---> The 20th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  19  August  until  23.59  UTC  on  the  20th.
Complete information on this popular event, including a  list  of  announced
participating stations, can be found at http://illw.net/.

NCDXF & 3Y0Z ---> The Northern California DX Foundation  (www.ncdxf.org) has
announced a  grant  of  USD 100,000  to  the 3Y0Z  Bouvet Island  DXpedition
planned for January 2018. This is the largest contribution in the history of
NCDXF.  The  Foundations' primary  purpose is  to  help fund  well-organized
DXpeditions to rare, difficult and  expensive entities, like Bouvet.  During
the last 45 years, NCDXF has granted over one million dollars to hundreds of
DXpeditions. [TNX W0GJ]

R24RRC ---> Some 3900 QSOs were  made from  Bol'shoy Shantar Island (AS-044)
from 31 July to 3 August. The log has been uploaded to  Club Log (search for
R24RRC_AS044) and  the OQRS has been activated.  Traditional cards  via R7AL


Jean J. Lewuillon, ON8RA/5T0JL passed away on 8 August. Born
in 1928 and first licenced  in  1960  as F3JL, he was also  active as  9Q5LJ
(1965-1967) and 9X5AB (1980-1983). Special callsigns in Mauritania  included
5T0ITU,  5T1FOC,  5T1MM,  5T2MM  and  5T3MM.  A top-notch  CW  operator,  he
conducted his personal campaign against split operating: "simplex CW is  not
a disease, nor a mental defect",  he said,  "it's the lifestyle  of the real
telegrapher who does not need subtleties to exercise his art!"
Recently reported Silent Keys also include Heinz Marhoff (DK8DY), Anatoly L.
Shikov (ER5AL) and  Relen  V. Osmolovsky (R6KO, ex UU5JO and UB5JO), one  of
the doyens of amateur radio in Crimea.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG/p, 3DA0FA, 3W9FU/p (AS-157),
4O/KC0W, 5C28UA,  5W0COW,  6V1IS (AF-045),  7Q7BP,  9G5X,  A35JP/p (OC-123),
A71AM, A92GE, C6ADX, C6AJR, C6AKQ, CX2AQ, CX4SS, DU6/JA1PBV (OC-125),  E31A,
E51DWC, E51WL,  EX7MK,  FO5RH,  FP/KV1J,  FW5JJ,  HD2RRC (SA-034),  HD2RRC/4
(SA-033), JR1LZK/6, JW2US, KG4XP, KH8/KC0W, N2OO/VP9,  NP2X,  PJ2BR,  RI1C/p
(EU-133),  S21ZED,   S21ZEE,  SV8DTD,  T2COW,  TA0/DL7UCX   (AS-201),  TE8DX
(NA-116), TG7/KC0W, TI5/N5BEK, TU7C, VU4YC,  VY2SS,  YJ0COW,  YN2WL,  YS1AG,
Z35M, Z81D.

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