DX Bulletin No. 1094

9X, RWANDA. Carl, SM6CPY, will be active as 9X0PY from Rwanda between January 15-31st. Activity will be holiday style on all bands, if possible depending on antenna possibilities, using mainly CW listening up 25 kHz and operating with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the "Buddies in the Caribbean" suitcase mini- DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and Buddipole portable antenna systems is going to Barbados (NA-021) and will be active between January 29th and February 6th. Operators mentioned are Mike/KC4VG (8P9VG), Weymouth/K8EAB (8P9EA), Paul/KB9AVO (8P9DG), Daniel/WZ1P (8P9WZ), Budd/W3FF (8P9FF), Chris/W6HFP (8P9HF), Guy/N7UN (8P9UN) and Steve/WG0AT (8P9RT). There will be 3 villa stations during the operation on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY or PSK. The equip- ment used this year will be four Elecraft KX3, two Yaesu 857-D and two Icom IC-7000 transceivers. All members will use Buddipole portable HF/VHF antennas in both horizontal and vertical configurations at 100 watts or less. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only, field portable either from Barbados beaches or scenic mountain tops and will sign call/p. They state, "Our goal is to demonstrate 'ultralite' DXpeditioning into magnificent 'vista' locations, operating field portable battery-only radios with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all 'having fun' with a number of local operators from a 5-star Villa near the ocean." QSL via LoTW or to the operator’s home callsign (w/SASE).

Operators Steve/HA0DU and Laci/HA0NAR plan to be on an African tour to Guinea Bissau (J5) and Senegal (6V) starting next month and to be active as J5NAR and 6V2R. They will start their journey in Cabrousse (South-Senegal). From there they will drive to Guinea-Bissau and expect to be on the air around February 9th. Additionally, they also plan to activate (in February) Carabane Island (AF-078) with the callsign 6V2R/P and Jeta Island (AF-093)with J5NAR/P. On their QRZ.com page they state, "We would like to remind you that the entire trip and stay on islands is paid in full by each of the operators and that any contribution/ support will help us to reduce the high logistical costs." Their PayPal account is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. QSL for both J5NAR and 6V2R go to Laci, HA0NAR (direct or by the Bureau). For details and updates, watch the Web page at: http://www.ha0nar.hu

John, KL7JR, is requesting that if you or any of your radio friends, SWL or Ham operator, has worked or heard any Arctic or Antarctic stations, he would love to hear from you for his monthly Arctic and Antarctic DX column which goes to CIDX (Canadian Int'l. DX Club) for publication in the monthly Messenger. Scanned copies of QSLs or reception reports from anywhere north of 60 degrees or the Antarctica are also welcomed. You can receive a sample of his column by E-mailing him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operators Dervin/PD9DX and Derk/PD9DX will be active as CS8/PD9DX (or with a CU callsign) and CT8/PA4N from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) in the Azores between March 26th and April 3rd. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. Rigs will be a Kenwood TS590 and an Elecraft K3. Power will be 100 watts for both radios. Antennas will consist of a multiband doublet (inverted vee-style), a multiband vertical and an FD4 off-center fed antenna. They mention, "As we will be on the west side of the Sete Cidades volcanic mountain, propagation to the Americas will be much easier than propagation to Europa and Asia." Read (QRZ.com) for QSL info on each operator.

Mathieu, MJ0ASP, will be active as CT9/MJ0ASP from Madeira between January 4-9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW only. The log will be uploaded to LoTW and Clublog on January 10th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

Christian, F5UII, will be active as FY/F5UII from the FY5KE Radio Club of Kourou between January 13-30th. Activity will be limited to SSB between 2200-1200z during the weekdays. He is there on a business trip but has plans to activate Salut Islands (SA-020, WLOTA 0911) on this trip, January 19-20th. His precise location is on the main island called Royal Island (Ile Royale), which is part of the group of islands with Devil's Island (Ile du Diable) and St. Joseph Island (Ile Saint Joseph). Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using 100 watts into as GPA-030 vertical and dipoles for 40/17m. Updates will be available on his Twitter page and Web page at: http://www.f5uii.net https://twitter.com/f5uii QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

After his trip in Uganda with the F6KOP gang, Gerard, F2JD, will be back in Honduras from around February 25th for 3 months. As usual, he will be active as HR5/F2JD, but he needs to repair his tower which was destroyed by the very strong wind last autumn. QSL via F6AJA. The log will be online at: http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php

From Bill Salyers, AJ8B, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. --
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - "The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner ™, held in conjunction with the 2013 Dayton Hamvention®. This, our 28th annual dinner, will be on Friday, May 17th, 2013, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 . There will be a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00. Following the meal, there will be a separate room and cash bar available for more fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new hams, and renew old acquaintances, as well as learn about past DXpeditions and those in the planning stages. The Marriott is very accommodating to a group our size. The dining room is on the ground floor so there are no steps, the dining room is very large, and there is ample free, on-site parking. This dinner is always well attended by some of the most avid DXers in the world. As in the past, there will be some major door prizes, and there is always great anticipation as to who will be named the 'DXpedition of the Year'.The Marriott is a large hotel with many room choices. Should you need accommodations, their website is http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dayoh-dayton-marriott and their phone number is 937 223-1000. Details and dinner reservation information can be found on the SWODXA Events website <www.swodxaevents.org>. From there, click on the DX Dinner icon. You can print the reservation form and submit it with your personal check or money order. We are also accepting PayPal and credit card payments.

Program details and a list of the prizes will be on the website as they become available and updates will be sent out regularly via Twitter. Check out our Facebook page at 'Southwest Ohio DX Association', or follow us on Twitter - @SWODXA"

OC-261. Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/p from Flinders Island later in the new year between August 15-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations being on 40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at: http://oc261.blogspot.co.uk

SA-022. (Update) Members of the Bahia Blanca DX Group (GDXBB) will be active as L22D from Gama Island between January 24-27th, after being off the air for 10 years. Operators mentioned are Osmar/ LU8DWR (Team Leader), Carlos/LU7DSY, Eduardo/LU5DEM, Carlos/ LU4ETN, Hugo/LW9EVA, Carlos/LW2EHD, Willy/LU4DBT, Marcos/ LU7DKO, Edgar/LU5VAT, Daniel/LU9VS, Federico/LU1WJF and Pedro/ LU7WW. The Camp Manager is Damian, LU5VDG. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the 17/12 meter, and using CW, SSB and PSK31. They will have 4 stations on the air with various mono-banders and dipoles. QSL via Carlos Almirón, LU7DSY: P.O.Box 709, 8000 BAHIA BLANCA, ARGENTINA. Direct with SASE + 3 dollars or 2 IRCs. Sorry not Paypal. Also, watch the following Web page for updates at: http://lu6evd.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/activacion-isla-gama-iota-sa-022

Operators Vincent/F4BKV and Col/MM0NDX plan to activate nine islands starting January 10th for three days. Look for the following callsigns from the following Danish, German and Polish IOTAs: EU-029 ­ operating from Sjaelland, Elleore, Gavno, Masnedo, Fallster, Lolland, Sprogo and Amager(OZ/F4BKV & OZ/MM0NDX)
EU-128 - operating from Fehmarn (DL/F4BKV and DL/MM0NDX)
EU-057 - operating from Ruden (DL/F4BKV and DL/MM0NDX)
EU-129 ­ operating from Usedom (DL/F4BKV and DL/MM0NDX)
EU-132 ­ operating from Wolin (SP/F4BKV and SP/MM0NDX)
EU-042 ­ operating from Sylt (DL/F4BKV and DL/MM0NDX)
EU-125 ­ operating from Romo (OZ/F4BKV and OZ/MM0NDX)
EU-172 ­ operating from Fyn (OZ/F4BKV and OZ/MM0NDX)
EU-171 ­ operating from Jegindo (OZ/F4BKV and OZ/MM0NDX)

Their full itinerary can be found at: http://t.co/nLV0UopH

Activity will be on 40/20/17/15 meters SSB. Operators will be using Twitter to follow their progress https://twitter.com/IOTA_Trip For Bureau cards, QSL via their home callsigns. For direct cards, QSL both via F4BKV, preferably via the OQRS Web Page at: http://www.f4bkv.net/oqrs

Three JA operators will be active from the KP2M Radio Reef Contest Station (rental shack) on St. Croix (NA-106) between April 3-9th. Look for the following:

Yoshi, K1HP/KP2 via JE2EHP
Taka, KP2/JF1BVG via JF1BVG
Toshi, WH7P/KP2 via JP1IOF

Activity will be on all bands and modes. Both Bureau and direct cards are accepted via the JA home callsign. LoTW and OQRS will also be available. For more details about the KP2M station, see: http://www.radioreef.com

The Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League and the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group, sponsors of the American Radio Relay League Puerto Rico State Convention to be held in the city of Hatillo, Puerto Rico, on January 26th and 27th, are proud to announce that the official ARRL Amateur Radio station, W1AW, will be on the air as W1AW/KP4. It is of historical significance being the first time the callsign is used outside the United States. Those amateurs who would like to operate the station can contact Wilfredo Avilés ­ KP4ARN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for scheduling. Before that, between January 11-25th the callsign N4D will also be on the air to commemorate this event. For more info, go to: http://www.arrlpr.org

Nao, JA2VQP, who is now living in PNG for the next two years, is a volunteer of JICA (Japanese ODA) teaching mathematics at the Divine Word University in Wewak, East Sepic Province (north coast of PNG main land). He states that he has received a PNG license and planned to bring radio equipment from Japan during the month December (2012), so begin looking for P29NO in the coming months. Watch (QRZ.com) for updates.


 Jan/07th  AN      Jan/10th  AN      Jan/12th  AN-HN
 Jan/08th  AN      Jan/11th  AN      Jan/13th  HN-AN
 Jan/09th  AN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400


  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated January 6th)
  3Z0WOSP via SP5ZRW       LZ1771SDG via LZ1KCP     TK4LS via EB7DX
  4T4RDP via OA4O          MW/UT5UDX via RA4LW      TP2CE via F5LGF
  9A22MINE via 9A1MB       OK8DCC via DL3DCC        TT8/US3EZ via US3EZ
  9H1EU via 9H1BT          ON100TT via ON4EKO       UN7TK via EA7FTR
  CT7/CU3AA/P via CU3AA    OO2T via ON5SWA          UT/F5RAV via F5RAV
  DR90VOX via DG8MH        PF35OLM via PE1OLM       VI6AHR30 via VK6IR
  E79D via E77E            R400DR via RN3DG         VP9/WW3S via WW3S
  EI13CLAN via EI6AL       RA70WR via RM4A          W2V via N2MUN
  ER3WFF via ER3GS         S79QT via DC8QT          YB0MWM via IK2DUW
  FY/F6CKD via F6CKD       S5300TP via S59DAP       YE1NZ via W7NZ
  G100RSGB via M0VFC       SG0U via SM3CXS          YU15OTC via YU6A
  HF0WOSP via SP2KFL       SK25VJ via SK3VJ         Z6/9A6AA via 9A6AA
  HG7T via HA7TM           SN0KDD via SP3POW        Z320G via Z35G (d)
             (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
5W0W QSL STATUS. Rex, NR6M, reported on January 2nd: "I received the QSL cards from the printer today for 5W0W. All requests that I have received thru today will be in tomorrow's outgoing mail."

CY0 QSL STATUS. Sable QSL cards scheduled to be sent between December 26th (2012) and January 31st, 2013.

OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 10500 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2011) with more than 300 QSLs
- At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1400+ QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 3700+ QSLs)
- Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
- More than 850 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 300 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1970
- More than 1500 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries before 1945.
- Cards from the French Department before 1945.
- At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.

The URL address for the Web site is: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr

Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome. Please visit their site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SU9VB AND LOTW. Vlad, SU9VB, says, "I have currently indefinitely totally discontinued uploading any newer latest QSOs to LoTW until the system is slightly more manageable and more user logical and friendly."




Nobby, G0VJG, will be active (callsign not issued yet) from the Seychelles (AF-024) between April 4-16th. Activity will be on the 40-10 meters using SSB only and HF verticals on the beach (QRO). QSL via G4DFI.

Samual, K0YAK (ex-9N7AK), will be active as ST2SF from Khartoum beginning late January and continuing through at least mid-April. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. There may also be 80 and 6 meter operations. QSL via K0YAK or LoTW. More details will be forthcoming.

Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex-YI9LZ), has been active as T6LG from Kandahar and will be there until the end of February. Activity over the past week has been on CW, the lower bands and 20/10 meters. Ilian states, "I will keep trying low bands daily within the next 2 months. In the beginning of March I will remove all antennas and leave. It was a good DXpedition, but hope to do a bit more on low bands especially. Did not have so good setup and opportunity to install many antennas when I was in Iraq as YI9LZ. Listen for me on top band, I will do my best!" QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. Postal address since September 1st, 2012, for LZ1ZF is: G. Vodenicharov, P.O. Box 25, 3600 Lom, BULGARIA. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.

Just a reminder that operators Mike/JA6EGL, Yasu/JA6UBY and Yu/JE6DND will once again be active as T88SM, T88CP, and T88HK, respec- tively, from Koror Island (OC-009) between January 9-14th. Activity will be 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns (direct only).

Haru, JA1XGI, will once again be active as V63XG from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between April 3-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (especially 30/17/12m) using mainly CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes. Also JT65. Suggested frequencies are (no 80m):
CW - 1823, 7025, 10105, 14010, 18075, 21010, 24895 and 28010 kHz
SSB - 7125, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940 and 28450 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14088, 18120, 21088, 24910 and 28088 kHz
JT65 - 7076, 10138, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24920 and 28076 kHz
6m - 50110/CW, 50150/SSB, 50090/RTTY and 50330/JT65

He will use an IC-7000 into a two element yagi for 17/12m and a fishing rod (only 5m long) antenna. QSL via JA1XGI, direct or by the Bureau. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. Look for updates and details on Haru new Web page or Blog page at: http://island.geocities.jp/v63xg/index.htm http://ja1xgidxvacation.blogspot.com

Lee, VK3GK, will be active as VK3GK/9 from the Governor's Lodge on Norfolk Island (OC-005) between January 11-15th. Activity will be holiday style as Lee is celebrating his 21st wedding anniversary, so look for operations on 80-10 meters, mainly SSB, with CW possible and using IC-7000 into a Multi-band vertical and 80-10m OCF dipole.

Roberto, I2JIN, will be active as YS3CW from Corinth between January 11-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL via I2JIN, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded LoTW.

Jim, ZL1LC, informs OPDX that he has booked airlines and accommodations to allow him to run as ZL7LC from Chatham Island between March 14-20th. He adds that all other preparations are going well, and this is a micro DXpedition which includes himself and his XYL with limited gear. Jim will be running PSK31 only. The rigs will be Icom 7000 and 7200 units, and the antennas will be verticals on 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters.

The QTH is within 100 meters of the sea, so DX should be hot. The frequencies will be the standard PSK frequencies of 7035, 14070, 21070 and 28120 kHz. Jim states [edited], "I'll normally be operating on the highest working frequency. If/when a pileup develops, callers will be asked to work SPLIT and transmit 100 - 400Hz higher. For ZL contacts, there is a chance of SSB on 3677 kHz between 0700-0800z, but it depends upon the PSK activity.

The IOTA is OC-038, the grid locator AE16ug and the nearby lighthouse (1km away) is CHA009. ClubLog will be uploaded about 24 hours later, as there is no internet at the QTH. All QSLs are direct to ZL1LC and further updates will be on the ZL7LC (QRZ.com) page."