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DX Bulletin No. 1096

5H, TANZANIA. Serge, F6AML, will be active as 5H1Z from Zanzibar (AF-032) between January 20th and February 28th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. During his time there, he may be active from Mafia Island (AF-054), Pemba Island (AF-063) and an island in the AF-075 IOTA group. His equipment is a FT857D with a 400w amp into a HF6V with 8 radials. QSL via his home callsign, direct (see or by the Bureau (he suggests Bureau E-mail request <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>).

5X, UGANDA (Update)
Members of the F6KOP team are expected to be active as 5X8C between February 6-18th, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe airport. The latest report states that the team is now complete with the last operators Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and David/EI9FBB. Unfortunately, Frank, F4AJQ, will not be able to operate from 5X and is now the team leader of the "Back Office" in France. Operators Seb/F5UFX and Alain/F6ENO are now team leaders of the DXpedition to 5X. Mode leaders are Bernard/F9IE (CW), Flo/F5CWU (SSB) and Jean-Paul/F8BJI (RTTY). The current DXpedition team is as follows:

CW Team #1: Seb/F5UFX, Dave/K4SV, Patrick/F2DX and Norbert/DJ7JC
CW Team #2: Alain/F6ENO, Jean-Marc/F8IXZ, Stephane/F5UOW and Jean-Jacques/F5NKX
SSB Team #1: Gerard/F2JD, Gerard/F2VX, Eric/ON7RN and François/ON4LO
SSB Team #2: Michel/FM5CD, Lars/DF1LON, Uwe/DL8OBF and David/EI9FBB
RTTY Team: Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Hans/DL1YFF, Jean-Louis/F5NHJ and Michel/F5EOT
Mixed Mode Team: Flo/F5CWU, Valery/RG8K, Mike/UA9KGH/1 and Bernard/F9IE

John, F5VHQ, will join the team on February 13th, which will complete the 25. The two pilots stations are: Thierry/F4TTR for the French speaking people and Andre/V51B, for the English speaking Hams. All the matters are booked and papers are in hand. Look for the first signals expected on February 8th, around noon. The main focus will be on the low bands, with two dedicated K3 radios. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.

Suggested frequencies were published in OPDX.1081. The last hand to control the gear and finish the packaging is scheduled at the F6KOP QTH on January 26-27th. The group is still looking for donations/ funds, and they would like to "thank a lot firms, sellers, DX Bulletins editors, associations, hams and all of you who helped" them in this new F6KOP adventure. Those who want help them can go to their donors page at:

Also, don't forget to sign their Guest book at:

You can subscribe to the mail diary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Yann, F1NGP, will be their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClubLog's OQRS, Bureau and LoTW). For more details and updates, see:

* Johan, SM0TSC, has been given an experimental license for six months to put Sweden on 60 meters (5 MHz). He is allowed to operate on 5310, 5320, 5380 and 5390 center frequency plus 1.5 KHz, maximum of 3 kHz bandwidth and 100 watts. For skeds on any mode, E-mail him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Peter, OX3XR, reports that Greenland has now gotten the following frequency band for 5 MHz: 5250-5450 kHz. He will soon be active using a dipole on 5 MHz.

Marcel, AI6MS, reports [edited]: 
"I will be operating portable from January-May 2013 in Ghana, West Africa, as 9G5MS with my Yaesu FT-857D. Anyone is welcome to make a contact, though priority will be given to schools, universities, and prescheduled contacts. I am volun- teering with a non-profit called 'Medicine on the Move' and will be using amateur radio in the classroom for the students from the 'AvTech Academy' in Kpong, Ghana. QSL cards are tentatively planned and can be expected in the 2nd half of 2013 if requested. I hope to be operating during the ARRL School Club Roundup as well."

Jim, N6TJ, has cancelled his activity as 9Y4W from Scarborough, Tobago Island (SA-009, WLOTA 0412), for the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). His host on Tobago has a broken tower and there is no time to fix it before the contest.

A3, TONGA (Update)
Werner, DJ9KH, will be active from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) between February 13-23rd, and Vava'u Island (OC-064) between February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A31WH (OC-049) and A31WH/p (OC-064). He will pick up his license as soon as he arrives in Tonga. His equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops and verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. He plans to update on every day and give information about planned activities, modes and frequencies. He doesn’t use an online-log, LoTW and e-QSL.

Tim, K3LR, reports that the 2013 Dayton TopBand dinner will be held on Friday evening May 17th, at the Crowne Plaza in the Presidential Ballroom - downtown Dayton, Ohio. Top Band Social hour is at 6:15 PM and Dinner starts at 7:15 PM. Noted Top Band enthusiast - Larry "Tree" Tyree, N6TR will give a program. Reservations are available online with credit cards and PayPal. Use the "contact us" information if you need to make other arrangements. All of the details are available here:

Scroll down to make your reservations. Four nights of great hospitality are also at the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. Details are here:

Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, is now accepting the following operation for DXCC credit:
  Z81Z ­ Republic of South Sudan; Current operation commencing January 8, 2013

Gildas, TU5KG, is once again traveling through the South Indian Ocean on a fishing boat. As in past years, he will be sailing in both the Kerguelen and Crozet Island regions, and may activate the islands (if he goes ashore) using his new callsigns - FT5XT (Kerguelen) and FT5WQ (Crozet). When at sea, he will sign as callsign/mm. QSL via F4DXW, direct only. View his QSL card on (

Sigi, DK9FN, will once again return to the Temotu Province for a fifth time and be active as H40FN, but this time from Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100)between December 21st and January 6th (2014). QSL via HA8DD, direct only. More details will be forthcoming. Watch the Web site at: