Infos DX


DX bulletin 158

15

/10

/2015

By ON9CFG HF

manager UBA

ON9CFG@telenet.be

DX NEWS By

The future of the IOTA programme, by Roger G3KMA, RSGB IOTA Manager

I am delighted with the news announc

ed by the RSGB about the future of IOTA

that, following the initial

statement of intent last year, terms of agreement have been fleshed out for the programme to be run by a new

body in partnership with the RSGB. This new body will take the form, we hope,

of a Foundation Charitable

Incorporated Organisation, with the name Islands on the Air Foundation (IOTAF). It will be a separate legal

body. I have to thank the RSGB Board for acknowledging that the future sustainability of IOTA is of paramount

importance

to thousands of amateurs worldwide and that this must be the overriding consideration. Why the

change? IOTA has risen from a niche programme to one that is mainstream and second only to DXCC as the

international driver of activity on our bands. Increasing

ly, serious IOTA

watchers saw that the programme

needed to be allowed to spread its wings, particularly to have control of its finances and to draw on the pool of

overseas helpers in its management. The decision now to embark on the paperless QSLing projec

t, a significant

project with many challenges, provided the necessary stimulus for bringing in the change and for making it in a

timely way. On Sunday morning at the RSGB Convention, Johan, PA3EXX, our IOTA IT Project Leader, gave a

progress report on the

project. He explained that the initial technical design papers have been written and that

implementation work will start shortly. We envisage a launch in Spring 2017 after the annual update exercise

although we will try to make it sooner. Looking back I sh

ould like to thank all who through many years helped

IOTA to grow, and the RSGB Board for trusting us with this significant change. From the Foundation’s side, we

look forward to a harmonious and successful partnership with the Society in taking the progra

mme forward.

Look for these ON’s

ON, BELGIUM

ON1418WAR special call by UBA section HRT during November to commemorate the

World War I.

Operation from 160 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and PSK31. More on

http://www.on4hrt.org/

ON, BELGIUM

OT4CLM special call to celebrate the 34

th

Canadian Liberation March, a 33km mars that the

Canadian troops did to liberate Knokke in 1944. QRV from October 15 until November 14. QSL via ON3AIM.

http://www.qrz.com/db/ot4clm

ON, BELGIUM

OR90VL special

call to celebrate the 90

th

anniversary of the ham radio club Liège. Operation

until end 2015. An award is also available. Find out more on

http://on5vl.e

monsite.com/blog/or90vl

commemorative

award.html#UbzQvQemLTh3SBuB.99

ON, BELGIUM

ON80OSA special call to celebrate the 80

th

anniversary of the ham club ON4OSA. Active

until end February 2016. QSL via bureau. More information on

http://www.on4osa.org/en/announcements/5

algemeen/401

osa

is

verja

ON, BELGIUM

ON130CLAES special call to celebrate the 130

th

birthday of Ernest Claes, a famous Flemish

author.

Operation until end October . QSL via ON6LC.

EI, IRELAND

Olivier, ON4EI is operating again as EI8GQB or as EI1A during the CQ WW DX SSB contest

and the Worked All Germany contest. Activity until October 30 with his caravan with green energy. Look at

http://www.qrz.com/db/ei8gqb/

to follow him live with the antenna park improvement. QSL via PA3249,

bureau or direct, LoTW.

DXCC

This week on HF

3B8, MAURITIUS

Willi, DJ7RJ

is

QRV as 3B8/call until October 30. Operation from 160 to 10 meter using

CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct.

3W, VIETNAM

Mal, VK6LC will be active as 3W2HCM between October 16 and Octob

er 23. Operation on

20, 17 and 15 meter using CW and SSB. Mal is celebrating 15 years of operating from Vietnam. QSL via home

call, direct only.

5H, TANZANIA

Maurizio, IK2GZU

is

QRV as 5H3MB until October 18. Activity during his spare time on

HF. QSL

via home call, bureau or direct, LoTW, OQRS.

http://www.buffoli

pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm

s

5X, UGANDA

Jay, K4ZLE

is

active during his spare time as 5X2A until October 19. Operation from

40 to 17

meter using CW and some RTTY. QSL via home call and LoTW.

8P, BARBADOS

Chuck, KG9N is QRV as 8P9AL. Activity until October 29. QSL via home call.

8P, BARBADOS

Tom, W2SC will be active as 8P5A from October 20 until October 27. Also with an e

ntry in

the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via NN1N, LoTW.

A3, TONGA

Dave, W6ZL will be operating as A35KL from October 17 until October 24. Operation in

‘holiday

style’ from 80 to 10 meter using CW an

d RTTY. QSL via home call, LoTW

.

C5, THE GAMBIA

Luc F5R

AV and Gerard F5NVF will be operating as C5LT from October 20 until October

27. Activity from 80 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via F5RAV, direct only.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE

Beth MW0VOW and John ZS5J will be operating as C91B between October 20 and

Nove

mber 3. Activity from 160 to 6 meter using CW and SSB. Logsearch on Club Log, LoTW.

CO, CUBA

The 7163 DX Group with operators from Cuba and the USA will be active as T42US from October

21 until October 28. Activity from 160 to 6 meter using CW and SSB.

QSL via WB2REM.

http://www.t42us.com/

D4, CAPE VERDE

A team will be QRV as D4D from October 17 until October 24. Activity from 80 to 6

meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX.

http://www.lazydxers.com/d4d/

E3, ERITREA

Zorro,

JH1AJT will be active as E30FB between October 16 and October 22. Operation during

his spare time from 40 to 17 meter. QSL via home call, OQRS and LoTW.

E5, NORTH COOK ISL

Rob N7QT / E51MQ

T, Grant KZ1W / E51MKW and Mel N7BX / E51MQT

are

QRV from Manihiki

until

October 27. Activity from 160 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via

N7BX.

E5, SOUTH COOK

Jacek, SP5EAQ will be active from October 19 until November 1 as E51EAQ. Operation

f

rom 80 to 10 meter using SSB. QSL via SP7DQR, bureau or direct, OQRS and LoTW.

http://e5.sp5drh.com/

EA9, CEUTA and MELILLA

A German team is operating as EA9/DK8YY until October 19. Activity on HF

using CW, SSB and

RTTY. QSL via DK8YY, bureau preferred.

FJ, ST BARTHELEMY

A team with Martin G4XUM, Rich M5RIC, Stewart GM4AFF and Kelly N0VD wil

l

be active as FJ/call between October 20 and October 27.

Operation during the contest as TO4K. QSL for TO4K

via G3NKC, Club Log and LoTW.

QSL

for the other calls

via home calls.

FM, MARTINIQUE

Kostyantyn, VE8DX will be active as FM/VE8DX from October

17 until October 27.

Operation on HF with an entry in the CQ WW SSB contest as TO2M. QSL via LY5W.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Moto, JA1GZV is operating as TX7A (Moorea Isl) until October 31. Operation

from 40 to 15 meter. QSL via home call.

FS, ST MARTIN

J

ohn, W9ILY will be QRV as FS/call between October 21 and October 29. Operation on HF.

QSL via home call, bureau or direct, LoTW.

FS, ST MARTIN

John, K9EL will be active again as FS/call between October 21 and October 28. Operation

on all bands. John i

s member of the TO1E team during the CQ WW SSB contest. QSL via LoTW and

logsearch Club Log.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA

Christian, F5UII will be QRV again as FY/call from October 19 until October 28.

Operation from 40 to 10 meter using SSB and RTTY.

http://www.f5uii.net/en/

HK, COLOMBIA

Lothar, DK8LRF is active as HK3JCL until October 20. Operation mainly on 20 meter

using SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.

HK0, SAN ANDRES

Joe LU1FM and Daniel LU9FHFwill be ope

rating as 5J0B from October 17 until

October 27. Operation from 160 to 6 meter using SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call.

http://www.tarjetasqsl.com.ar/5j0b/

J6, ST LUCIA

Stephen WF2S and Ralph K

1ZZI

are

active in ‘holiday

style’ as J6/calls. Activity

until

October

18. QSL via Club Log OQRS, LoTW.

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA

Take, JG8NQJ

is

active as JD1/call

until

mid

December

. Operation during his

spare time using CW only. QSL via JA8CJY, direct

or via JG8NQJ for bureau.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY

Bill W4WV, Keith KE4KDY and Jim KG9LB

are

operating as KG4WV

until

October 23. Operation from 160 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home calls.

KH2, GUAM

Kei, KG2A will be operating as

call/KH2 from October 21 until October 26. Activity from 80 to

10 meter using CW and SSB. QSL via JJ1RJR.

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA

Masa, JH3PRR will be QRV as KH8B between October 21 and October 26.

Focus on 160, 80 and 12 meter. QSL via homecall, LoTW an

d Clublog OQRS.

P4, ARUBA

John, W2GD will be active as P40W between October 20 and October 28. This includes an entry

in the contest. Operation with a focus on CW, WARC bands and low bands. QSL via N2MM.

P4, ARUBA

John, KK9A will be operating as P40A

between October 18 and October 25. Activity from 160 to

10 meter including WARC bands using CW and SSB. QSL via WD9DZV.

PJ2, CURACAO

Andrea, IK7YTT will be QRV as PJ2/call from October 19 until October 27. Operation on

HF with an entry in the CQ WW DX

SSB contest as PJ2T. QSL via home call.

PJ4, BONAIRE

Look for Mika PJ4/OH2BAD (CW and SSB) and Jaakko PJ4/OH1MA (CW, SSB and RTTY)

until October 18. QSL via OH2BAD for both calls.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN

Phil, WA1ZAM will be operating as PJ7PL from October 1

7 until October 31. QSL

via home call.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Members of the 1992 Navassa DXpedition Team : AA4NC, AA4VK

and WA4DAN will have a reunion as PY0F/call from October 18 until October 27. Operation from 160 to 10

meter using CW, SSB and RT

TY. QSL via WA4DAN direct, OQRS.

http://www.aa4vk.com/py0f

S7, SEYCHELLES

A Polish team

is

QRV as S79SP until October 18. Plans are to be active from 160 to 6

meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SP6FXY, OQRS

and LoTW.

http://www.s79sp.dxing.pl/

TT, CHAD

Pierre, HB9AMO will be active as TT8AMO from mid

October until mid

November . Activity in

‘holiday

style’ using mainly CW. QSL via M0URX, OQRS.

http://www.hb9amo.net/tt8amo.php/

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Brian N3OC, Rol K3RA and Bob W2BZR will be QRV as V26OC, V26RA

and V26BZR from October 18 until October 28. Operation during the contest as V26B. QSL for V26B vi

a

KA2AEV, others via homecalls.

V3, BELIZE

Andre, DL1AS is operating as V31DL until mid

October. Operation from 160 to 6 meter using

all modes except CW. QSL via LoTW and direct via home call.

V4, ST KITTS

John, W5JON

is o

perating as V47JA until Novemb

er 6. Operation from 160 to 6 meter using

SSB. QSL via home call, direct only, LoTW.

V7, MARSHALL

ISL

Look for

V73D

until

October 28.

Operation

from 160 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and

RTTY. QSL via DL4SVA, bureau or direct, LoTW and OQRS Club Log.

http://v73d.mydx.de/

XX9, MACAU

Look for Janusz SP9FIH and Bogdan SP2FUD from Coloane Isl between October 16 and

October 28. Operation from 40 to 10 meter using SSB and RTTY. Call sign will be known on the day of

operati

on.

http://www.xx9.dxpeditions.org/

ZD7, ST HELENA

Oliver, W6NV will be operating as ZD7W between October 14 and November 2. Activity

from 160

to 10 meter. QSL via home call, LoTW.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISL

Graha

m, ZL3MA will be operating as for ZL7/call between October 20 and October 27.

Operation on HF using CW, PSK and JT65. QSL via home call.

Coming up

soon

3B7, ST BRANDON

Pat, 3B8FA will be operating as 3B7FA from October 26 until October 31. Activity on

20, 15 and 10 meter using mainly digital modes. QSL via home call and LoTW.

3W, VIETNAM

Miki, JJ2CJB will be QRV as XV2CJB from October 23 until October 25. Activity from 80 to

10 meter (no WARC) using mainly CW. QSL via home call, LoTW.

A5, BHUTAN

H

ans, SM6CVX will be active as A52CVX between October 27 and October 29. QRV in

‘holiday

style’ using mostly CW. QSL via home call.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Roberto, YV5IAL will be QRV as HI7/call from October 25 until October 31.

Activity will be in ‘hol

iday

style’ on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 meter using PSK31. QSL via home call.

PJ2, CURACAO

Paul W4PGM and Hugh W4VAB will be operating as PJ2/calls from October 28 until

November 2. Activity

on HF

using

CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via homecalls and LoTW.

S0, WESTERN SAHARA

Roberto EA2CNU and Arseli EA2JG will be active as S0S and S01WS from

October 22 until October 28. Operation specially on the low bands using CW and SSB. Also

an entry in CQ

WW SSB DX contest.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Godoi, PY4NY will be operating as PY0NY from October 28 until

November 5. Operation from 40 to 10 meter using CW, SSB and RTTY. Possible 80 and 6 meter also. QSL via

home call.

V6, MICRONESI

A

Look for JH2BNL / V6AAA and JA2NQG / V6WW from October 25 until October 29.

Operation from 160 to 6 meter using CW, SSB and RTY. QSL via homecalls.

Antarctic bases

Neumayer Station III

Felix, DL5XL will be operating as DP1POL between November 2015 a

nd February

2016. Operation on HF using mainly CW with some digital modes and SSB. QSL via DL1ZBO and LoTW.