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DX Bulletin No. 1233

3B8, MAURITIUS (Correction). Willi, DJ7RJ, will be active as 3B8/DJ7RJ (not 3B8/DL7RJ) between October 5-30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on 160m using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct.

3V, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active
as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse,
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about
Ashraf on the following Web page at:

4K, AZERBAIJAN. Alim, 4K6FO, will be active during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,
paper QSL via DC9RI or see

8P, BARBADOS. Marty, W8AKS, will be active as 8P9EZ from Barbados between
December 5-12th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using a Dell tablet with
a Flex 1500, HFPacker amp, z100+ tuner with small power supply. The antenna
is slated to be a Super MP1 on a tripod covering 40-10m. Marty states,
"Plan is to carry the rig and tablet in a B&N book bag and pack the
antenna and power supply in the suitcase. I will be at the All Seasons
Resort, Europa. They have never hosted a ham op before, so new experience
all the way around."

9K, KUWAIT. Operators Hamad/9K2HN, Essa/9K2HQ, Yasser/9K2MY, Muhammad/
9K2NO, Osama/9K2OD, Ahmad/9K2QA, and Basil/9K2RX will be active as 9K2HN
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi/Single or
Multi-2 entry. QSL via 9K2HN, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. Visit the
home page at:    

C3, ANDORRA. Members of the "Andorran Amateur Radio Union (URA)" will
once again be active as C37NL during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via C37URA or by the Bureau.

DXCC YEARBOOK 2014 (Update). The "2014 DXCC Annual List" in the October
digital edition of "QST" has now be updated and fixed.

E2, THAILAND. Dej, E21YDP, will be active during the CQ WW RTTY Contest
(September 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via

E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS (Update/Reminder). Operators Rob/N7QT, YL Melanie
"Mel"/N7BX, and Grant/KZ1W will be be active as E51MQT, E51MBX and E51MKW
from Manihiki Atoll (OC-014) between September 29th and October 27th. KZ1W's
operation as E51MKW will end on October 13th. Activity has been updated
to 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with a K3/KPA500 and a CrankIR
vertical on the beach. QSL Manager for this expedition is N7BX." QSLs
available using LoTW, direct with SASE (IRC or 2 USDs for international),
or by the Bureau.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Jose, EA5IDQ, is now active as EA6/EA5IDQ from the
Balearic Islands (EU-004, EAFF-0061) until October 4th. Activity will be
on 40-10 meters using SSB and RTTY, with a focus on 30/17/12m and RTTY.
QSL via EA5IDQ, direct or by the Bureau.

FT4X, KERGUELEN ISLANDS. Update - From Nicolas, F4EGX, on [edited]:
  My work will bring me to south hemisphere for a scientific mission at
Ratmanoff, 30km northeast of Port-aux-Français, Kerguelen archipelago. My
scientist job is to maintain measuring instruments whose electronics works
in very rough conditions and to prepare equiment requirement for future
missions. In the same time, I will also study king penguins with col-
leagues and help them in their work.
  I will leave France at mid-November to Réunion Island, and there get
on board of "Marion Dufresne", the supply ship of the French Austral
Territories. It will take approximately 10-15 day to reach the Kerguelen
archipelago with a stopover at Crozet archipelago. After few days at
Port-Aux-Français station, I'll have to probably walk 30km to the shelter
at Cap Ratmanoff, carrying my stuff on the back with heavy rain and
strong wind. That is why I will try to travel as light as possible.
  About my hamradio activities: They will be secondary to scientific work.
To give a little idea of this activity, I will be isolated for weeks with
only daily local marine-VHF non-ham radio-communications with the Port-
Aux-Français base. FT4XU is primary to give somes news to hamradio
friends around the world, like ham-spirit.  It's not intended for
contest-QSO style. At the shelter, I will live with other persons in a
confined space and my colleagues will have probably no knowledge about
this hobby. They will maybe have to endure the traffic audio noise and
this noise will be a potentially  disturbance for them after a long and
harsh working day. I hope to have the opportunity to present to my col-
leagues the best of hamradio as a pleasant communication, with friendly,
but disciplined OM. Although my English is not particularly good, I
had nice memories of some great long QSO with Australia, New Zealand and
Crozet Island when I was in Antarctica as FT5YI in 2008. I want to replicate
this scheme, but my working conditions will be even more difficult.
  My working conditions will be : FT857, 50W and a dipole antenna which
can only be installed at human height, battery powered. There will be no
PC for logging, only paper log. Logs won't be sent while activity because
of no internet connection. Our camp will have no electricity, so I will
have to work with batteries. They will be charged with solar energy when
not needed by the scientific work.
  QSLing: I will give my log to Jean-Luc / F1ULQ who will handle cards
AFTER I come back, don't ask for correction before. QSL card will be
designed with travel photos and printed AFTER also. As I'm not member of
national bureau, only direct exchange will be possible.
  Sked: It will not be possible to organize skeds: My only way to contact
the world is my hamradio equipment. No internet or no phone connection. 
Band operations: don't ask for specific bands, there will be no low bands
or magic band activity. I can not carry a lot of material. For weight and
volume reasons, I have to take only the minimum and necessary equipment.
 Thank you for your understanding.
 Activities will end, maybe, middle of January 2016.
 Hope that chance will allow us to cross our antennas in good conditions.
 73, F4EGX Nicolas

HR, HONDURAS. John, G4IRN, will be active from Javier/HR2J QTH in Honduras
between November 21-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 28-29th). Look for activity before the contest on 80-10 meters
(possibly 160 and 6 meters). QSL via HR2J (see