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DX Bulletin No. 1196

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as
PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF
PYFF-016) between January 8-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL him direct, by the Bureau
(Slow), LoTW or OQRS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Check out the pictures of his
2013/2014 operations on QRZ.com.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Early Announcement). Will, AA4NC, will be
active as PY0F/AA4NC from Fernando de Noronha between October 17-27th.
Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
He does plan to be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (January 4th)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z2015NY via SP6IEQ       HF2014PRNF via SQ3BKH      RM3F via UA3DPX
  8P2K via KU9C             HF2015HNY via SP2ZAO       S507PMC via S59DCD
  AH2/AB2RF via JJ2RCJ (d)  HF7SIEMA via SP7PTK        SN5N via SP5KP
  AU1SV via VU2SMS          HF90IARU via SP1MGM        SN90IARU via SP1PMY
  C5YK via ON6EG            II2YOTA via OM2FY          SQ90IARU via SP7PTM
  DJ90IARU via DL2VFR       KP2/AG1LE via AG1LE        TC5OCK via TA5FA
  DK65DARC via DF1QR        LZ290MB via LZ1KCP         UN7JX via RW6HS (d)
  DL65DARC via DF1QR        OE2S via OE2GEN            YL5W via YL2GN
  EM90WF via UR5WA          OU2X via OZ1AXG
  HA60KWO via HA8LKM        RC3W via RW3WWW
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only

  FRANCE POSTAGE INCREASE. Patrick, TK5EP, informs: "FYI, starting January
  1st, the French postage will increase. For a 20g world letter the price
  will go up from 0.98 € to 1,20 €! That is a 23% increase... Receiving
  a QSL is getting a real luxury! Long life to LoTW!"

  QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7N4SJX, 9M2TO, AH2/AB2RF, CT3DZ, CO2RVA, DK5MO,
  DL1ZBO, DL9HO, HA5AGS, J6/DL7VOG, JA0EQL, JA0GJJ, JA4DND, JF2MBF, LA4OGA,
  LZ9W, ON8NT, PS7YL, SM0OEK, V5/DL3DXX, V63CX, VP5/G3SWH, VP8ROT, YC8ROP,
  YV5IAL, ZL1BYZ and ZS6RJ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5R8IC, 5V7TH, 5W0AG, 7O2A, B9/BY9GA, CE0Z/UA4WHX,
  CE7/UA4WHX, CE9/UA4WHX, DU7/JH1BXH, EG2INT, EI100T, EX8M, EX8MLE,
  HK0/UA4WHX, J79L, JY9FC, PJ7PK, PY22XB, SX8SA, T30D, VK9XSP, VQ9XR,
  VU4CB, YJ0X, YP0F, ZA/UA4WHX, ZA/YU7CM, ZK3E and ZK3Q

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1A0KM, 3V8SM, 4O/HA3NU, 5B/HA5PP, 5B/IZ4AMS,
  5V7DX, 6O0CW, 6W/HA0NAR, 7P8AO, 9A/HA3HP, 9A/IV3TMM, 9N7MD, A25ZY, A61ZZ,
  C6AGU, D64K, EA9/HA3NU, ED9M, HA5MASAT, HA40KKC, HA100CGCDH, HA800LP,
  HB0/HA0HW, HB0/IN3YKS/P, HB0/IZ4DPV, HC2IOH, HG5FIRAC, HG0A, HG0HQ,
  HG0WFF,  HG19JASZ, HG20MAT, HG30LP, HG52FC, HG60VOTT, HG66MALEV, HG100VA,
  HG460EV, HG1912PTTT, HG2011U, HI9/IZ2KTE, HP2/I5OYY, HZ1TT, ID9/IW9FRB,
  IF9/IZ5JMX, IG9/IW5ELA, II9HY, IS0BOY, IS0BRD, IS0T, IS0UWX, J5NAR,
  J48HW, J48NAR, J48OV, J48P, J48XG, S79UN, SV8/IZ7ATN/P, SX8R, TK/IZ4BBF,
  TX3A, VK9GMW, XF2E, YJ0HA, Z38N, ZA/HA1DRR, ZL1BYZ, ZL2ATU, ZL3LF, ZL4AS
  and ZL6LH

RESULTS ARE IN (DXpedition of the Year 2014!). The DX-World.net has
announced the results of their "2014 DXpedition of the Year" survey.
The Top Five are:   1) FT5ZM - Amsterdam Island
                    2) FT4TA - Tromelin Island
                    3) VK9DLX - Lord Howe Island
                    4) VK9MT - Mellish Reef
                    5) ZD9XF - Tristan da Cunha

  DX-World.net and Northern California DX Club sponsored the survey. It
was reported that nearly 10,000 took part in this survey. For more details,
see: http://www.dx-world.net/result-dxpedition-of-the-year-2014/#more-56728

TX5, CHESTERFIELD ISLAND (Press Release dated January 3rd). Gene, K5GS,
sent out the following [edited]: Chesterfield Islands 2015 DX-pedition
(OC-176) -- 2015 / 2016 are shaping up to be one of the best ever DX-
pedition seasons. Along with the skipper of Evohe we developed our
tentative sailing schedule. We will ship equipment to Auckland, New
Zealand, where the boat will be loaded and sail for Noumea, New Caledonia.
  Sailing in the Coral Sea is always a challenge, avoiding the cyclone
season is a top priority. 
   1. Advance Team arrives in NZ                12 Sept, 2015
      Buy locally sourced items, Load Evohe     13 – 16 Sept
   2. Evohe departs for Noumea                       17 Sept
   3. Evohe arrives Noumea                           23 Sept
   4. Radio Team arrives in Noumea              25 - 26 Sept
   5. Sail to Chesterfield                      28 – 30 Sept
   6. Land on Chesterfield                            1 Oct
   7. Setup                                         1–2 Oct
   8. Radio operations                             2–12 Oct
   9. Tear down                                      12 Oct
  10. Sail to Noumea                              13–15 Oct
  11. Evohe arrives Noumea                           15 Oct
  12. Evohe sails for NZ                             17 Oct
      Radio team departs for home.                   18 Oct
      Several members return to NZ to meet Evohe
  13. Evohe arrives NZ                               23 Oct
  14. Offload boat in New Zealand               24 / 25 Oct
  15. Repack equipment for shipping               25-27 Oct

    The following individuals were added to the team: Steve Dyer/W1SRD,
  Ross Forbes/K6GFJ and Kevin Rowett/K6TD. Team members previously
  committed include: Pista/HA5AO, Les/W2LK, Mike/WA6O and Gene/K5GS.
    Additional team members will be added. Interested in joining the
  team? Please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  Landing Permit: After some initial confusion we confirmed that a
  landing permit is not required for DXCC purposes. We will provide the
  ARRL DXCC desk photos with GPS coordinates and a copy of the ship's
  log when we drop anchor.

  QSL Management: We will manage our own QSLs. Partnering with a well
  known QSL manager we wrote a fully integrated cloud based: Log Search
  – OQRS – QSO management application: that delivers the familiar user
  functions plus an integrated approach to QSL label management and
  LoTW management.  Working from a single cloud data base the QSL team's
  workload and manual tasks will be greatly reduced.

  TX3X License: Our license application for TX3X was submitted and received
  in New Caledonia. The process requires the application be forwarded to
  and processed by the ANFR in France. We are being assisted by New Cale-
  donia resident Remi Touzard FK8CP. We are well ahead of the usual license
  processing time which is typically months.  So, until the official
  license arrives we will refer to TX3X as “pending”.

  Equipment Consolidation Location: Our equipment will be shipped to
  Auckland, New Zealand and placed in secure storage. We‘ll load the
  boat at the Bayswater Marina which is located across the harbor between
  Auckland suburbs of Devonport and Takapuna.

  Project Cost: The preliminary budget for this DX-pedition is
  ~$150,000(USD). As with any DX-pedition that requires a boat charter
  team safety is the top priority. We are using a known boat and skipper.
  We encourage support from worldwide individual DXers, DX clubs and DX
  foundations.

  Our goal is to cover 50% of the total cost through donations. The team
  members will pay their own travel / living expenses and will cover the
  difference between total cost and donations received. At the end of the
  project we will provide club and foundation donors with a financial
  summary.

  Please direct any questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Please see our website for additional information: 
            http://chesterfield2015.pdxg.net

  73, Team Chesterfield 2015

VK0EK HEARD DXPEDITION (Press Release - Dated December 31st): Team members,
support people, sponsors, and interested persons — We have official confir-
mation from the vessel for the dates of the expedition: Nov. 10th – Dec.
22nd, 2015.
  These dates mean depart/return Fremantle, Australia. The visit to
Kerguelen is not yet confirmed–the skipper is working on that, so we'll
update you when we have news.
  Thanks to Rodney Russ for arranging with the Shokalskiy for extra time
in Fremantle in order to accommodate this need. Some team members would
have been unable to participate had we not been able to return before
Christmas. This is a nice present, and ensures that the expedition can
make (and keep) the plans...... Bob, KK6EK (Cordell Expeditions)
  ADDED NOTE: A FAQ page has been added to the VK0EK Web site at:                          http://vk0ek.org/faq

VQ9, CHAGOS. Word has it that Bob, N7XR, is returning to Diego Garcia
(AF-006) again between January 15-28th, and will be active as VQ9XR.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home
callsign direct only. No Bureau or LoTW. Look for possible updates on:         http://www.wake-diego2014.org

YJ, VANUATU (Update). Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as YJ0XG from Port
Villa between April 13-19th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10
meters, using CW (mainly), SSB and the Digital (RTTY/PSK). He will be
looking especially for EU by PSK mode. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 7025, 10115, 14015, 18075, 21015, 24895 and 28015 kHz
  SSB  - 7145, 14200, 18140, 21260, 24945 and 28445 kHz
  Digi - 7035, 10140, 14088, 18110, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Usually an OQRS
(Highly recommended) will be available on ClubLog. For more details,
visit:http://island.geocities.jp/vanuatuholiday

ZF, CAYMAN ISLNDS. Bob, K3UL, will once again be active as ZF2UL from
the Cayman Islands (NA-016) between March 14-20th. If like last time,
activity will be mainly CW, "holiday style" on 160/80/30 meters. QSL
via his home callsign.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLNDS. Col, MM0NDX, will be active from three different
Cayman Islands between April 25th and May 2nd. His callsign is pending,
but he plans to sign as ZF2CI from Grand Cayman, as ZF8/ZF2CI from
Little Cayman and ZF9/ZF2CI from Cayman Brac. Activity will be holiday
style on 160-10 meters, SSB only. QSL via IW7EGQ.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND. Nobuaki "Nobu", JA0JHQ, will be on a short vacation
from the Chatham Islands as ZL7/JA0JHQ between January 30th and February
1st. Activity will be mainly on 17/15 meters CW and SSB. He will try 30
meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates,
watch his home page at: http://pandasan.jimdo.com