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DX Bulletin No. 1285

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND. Olof, G0CKV, will once again be active as 3B9HA from Rodriguez Island (AF-017) between November 24th and December 12th. Activity will be holiday style focusing on the low bands and CW. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via M0OXO or LoTW.

5H, TANZANIA. Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again return to the "Mission
Ilembula" to do some work at the new hospital and orphanage between
November 7th and December 2nd. He plans to be active during his spare
time as 5H3MB on the HF bands. Maurizio will use his FT-100 and the
mission's TS-850 into a tri-band 3 element beam (20/15/10m) fixed on
Europe and a vertical or dipole for the other bands. QSL via IK2GZU,
direct or by the Bureau. Also, QSL via LoTW (after his return home) and
eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log, visit his Web pages

5N, NIGERIA. Tom, PA3TG, will be active as 5N/PA3TG from Lagos and Port
Harcourt, Nigeria, between October 2-20th. Activity will be limited to
his spare time during most evenings on 20 meters. His operations from
Lagos will be on CW and SSB, while from Port Harcourt will be SSB only.
QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct w/2 USDs.

5W, SAMOA. Operator Hiro/JF1OCQ and Taka/JH1BED will be active as 5W7X
and 5W0ST, respectively, from Samoa between October 31st and November
9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
5W7X via JF1OCQ. QSL 5W0ST via JH1BED.
5X, UGANDA. Alan, G3XAQ, will once again be active as 5X1XA from Kampala
between November 12-28th. Activity is usually on 80-10 meters CW only,
and he plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). QSL via

8Q, MALDIVES. Uwe, DJ9HX, will be active as 8Q7HX from Bandos Island
(AS-013) between October 4-16th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ9HX or LoTW.

8Q, MALDIVES. Dan, 4Z5SL, will be active as 8Q7DK from Maldive Islands
(AS-013) between October 15-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands
using SSB and PSK. Equipment is Yaesu FT-897 into a wire antenna. QSL
via his home callsign or LoTW.

9H, MALTA. Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as 9H3LH from
Malta Island (EU-023, ARLHS MLT-001) between October 5-9th. Operators
mentioned are Alex/IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Salvo/IZ8CZR, Louis/IU8GUK,
Mauritius/IZ8SJA and Nick/IZ8SKO. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IK8YFU direct, eQSL or LoTW.
For more details, see:

A3, TONGA (Update/Rare IOTA Cancelled). Masa, JA0RQV, who was expected
to activate Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) as A35JP/P between September 28th
and October 4th, had to cancel his operation due to airline's operational
problem. Instead, he participated in the Oceania DX (Phone) Contest this
past weekend from Tongatapu Island [OC-049] as A35JP. He will go QRT from
the Island on October 3rd. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct
(SASE w/1 IRC), LoTW or ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his
Blog page at:    

COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update/QRT). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over
the World" DXpeditions has come to an end and is heading back home. He
reported on earlier in the week that "Everything I own was stolen
on September 28th, from here in Kiribati (T30). They took all my radios,
computers, amplifiers, antennas, coax,... EVERYTHING. They even took my
clothing and shoes. I have literally NOTHING left....I type this with
tears in my eyes." Some groups and individuals wanted to start raising
funds for Tom to help him out, but on September 30th, Tom posted: "I have
read the many supportive comments posted on both QRZ and eHam. A heartfelt
thanks. Some guys have asked about financially donating to my plight. This
is very generous but I respectfully and humbly decline. Us people from the
Midwest are like that. Either too proud (or too dumb) to accept money with-
out actually working for it. Please donate your time helping a kid learn
Morse code if you want to 'donate' anything at all. My bank wired me funds
so I can now eat again. (literally) No joke, they even stole all my food.
I have cancelled all future DXing activity until I return back to the USA
and purchase new equipment.
  Gud DX es Long Live CW from here in Western Kiribati where it's always
5NN. (except for when local 'QRM' makes you go QRT really quick)
  Tom KC0W"

CR2/CT8, AZORES. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as CT8/EA1BP from Graciosa
Island (EU-175) between October 27-30th. Activity will include the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 29-30th) using the callsign CR2B. QSL both callsigns
via EA1BP.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Operators Heiko/DL3VU, YL Barbara/DJ9YL, Dirk/DO4DJT and
YL Thea/DO4THA will be active as D44TUL, D44TUN, D44TVA and D44TVF, re-
spectively, from Santiago Island (AF-005) in October. Activity will be
holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home
callsign, direct or by the DARC QSL Bureau.

E4, PALESTINE. Operator Chris/PA2CHR and Jos/PA3FYC will be active as
E44CM from Jericho between November 15-24th. Activity will only be on
2m and 70cm EME. The complete time-table of operations is available on QSL via PA3FYC.

EM20, UKRAINE (Special Event). Look for special event station EM20UCRF
to be active between October 10-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies (UCRF).
QSL via UT3UZ.