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
at:            http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm

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:        http://9h3lh.jimdo.com

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:              http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv

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 QRZ.com 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
QRZ.com. 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.

  AS-131.  Zhao, BD7IHN, will once again be active as B7/BD7IHN from
           Qi Ao Island between October 3-6th.  Activity will be limited
           mostly during his morning and early evening on 30/20 meters
           using mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via BD7IHN. Log will be
           uploaded to ClubLog.

  AS-201.  A Turkish radio group is now active as TC0MI from Marmara
           Island until October 5th. Activity is on various HF bands
           using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned
           are Metin/TA1ED, Mehmet/TA5FA and Alper/TA5ALR/DL3CT. QSL
           via TA5FA direct.

  EU-123.  Operators Col/MM0NDX and George/EA2TA will be active as MS0INT
           from Great Cumbrae Island between November 18-20th. Activity
           will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
           via M0OXO's OQRS.

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of October 2016:

  GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John,
             G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU.
             (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             Herbie will also operate as: MX1SWL/P from various locations.
             His /P WAB information will be given if requested.

  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on <www.iswl.org.uk> or <www.qrz.com> or via <www.eQSL.cc>.
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
<www.iswl.org.uk> for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for
their awards.

K5P PALMYRA VIDEO. A short video/slide-show is available online on the
2015 K5P DXpedition to Palmyra on YouTube.com at:  
The video is about 10 minutes long and narrated by Valerie, NV9L.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MD1E from the Isle of
Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th, 2017) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Mark, M0UTD, will be active as MD1U from the Isle of
Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th, 2017) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

NC1L IN ICU. Pete, W1RM, reported on September 27th: "It saddens me to
tell you that Bill is in the St. Francis ICU. He's in room 18. Please
take a minute to send Bill a greeting via this E-mail link:
Keep him in your thoughts and prayers – he needs it very much."
  September 30th Update from Pete: Bill's family has asked me to share
this information: Today, September 30, Bill Moore, NC1L, is being moved
to hospice care in St. Francis Hospital. His condition is such that it’s
expected he will not be with us much longer. If you would like to send
Bill a final greeting you can do so via this link.
  https://www.saintfranciscare.com/emailApatient/defaultNew.aspx  "

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Roger/ON7TQ and Lef/ON6KX will be active as PJ4L
from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between November 1-11th.
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via ON3CQ.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Rob, PA8A, will once again be active as PJ4B from Bonaire
(SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between January 8-25th, 2017. Activity will be
holiday style on 40-10 meters using 100w into an end-fed antenna. QSL
via his home callsign DIRECT ONLY (2 USDs+SAE). NO IRCs (not valid in
PA). PA8A has been using this callsign since 2010 and onwards. There
are no logs available 2009 and earlier.

 Oct/03rd HN      Oct/06th  AN     Oct/08th  AN
 Oct/04th HN      Oct/07th  AN     Oct/09th  AN
 Oct/05th HN

    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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Martin, LU9EFO, will be active as PY0F/LU9EFO
from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) between November 7-14th.. Activity will
be on various HF bands using SSB. QSL via F4HBW for direct only or LU9EFO
via the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF...
  (September 25th & October 2nd) <www.qslinfo.eu>
  3B8CW via NI5DX         EI/EA3BOX via EA6DB     ON500UTOPIA via ON3AR
  3Z670BY via SP2PBM      EJ0M via G0MTD          OR7Z/P via ON7YZ
  4U1WB via KK4HD         F/OO5G via ON4GI        OT4V/P via ON4VT (O/L)
  7X3WPL via 7X3DL        FM/DD5ZZ via DD5ZZ      OY/ON6NB via M0URX (O)
  7Y9GH via SM4VPZ        G9V via M0VSQ (O)       P49X via W0YK
  AN400A via EA4URE       HB0/DL5YM via DL5YM     PH9HB/AM via PH9HB (d)
  AN400C via EA4URE       HC2AO via RC5A          R75PKZ via RU3WR
  AN400D via EA4URE       HF11FOG via SP9MOA      S9BT via EA3BT
  AN400E via EA4URE       HF670BY via SP2PBM      S9WL via EA3BT
  AN400G via EA4URE       HG30EUDXF via HA0HW (O) SC90SSA via SM7HZK
  AN400I via EA4URE       HG44FY via HA8FY        SK70CG via SM6JSM
  AN400L via EA4URE       I1ASU/IS0 via I1ASU     SN1923AXL via SP5KAB
  AN400M via EA4URE       IC8/IK2ZJR via IK2ZJR   SN670BY via SP2PBM
  AN400N via EA4URE       II0IADC via IZ0FVD (O)  SO670BY via SP2PBM
  AN400R via EA4URE       II0IATO via IZ0EUX      SP670BY via SP2PBM
  AN400S via EA4URE       II2IAOG via I2QIL       SQ670BY via SP2PBM
  AN400T via EA4URE       II8IHBC via IU8CEU (d/e) ST26ASC via ST2M (d)
  AN400U via EA4URE       IO4ENG via IQ4FE        SV2/VE3DZ via VE3DZ
  AN400V via EA4URE       IQ1SP via I1ANP         SV8/IW0HQU/P via IW0HQU
  CE0Y/LU9VEA via IK2DUW  IY7GMB via IK7JVE (d)   SW9XB via DJ9XB
  CT9/DJ7JC via DJ7JC     K3DY/AM via K3DY        T88ON via JA3JND
  CT9/DL1RNT via DL1RNT   KG4SS via K4MIL & (L)   TC0MI via TA5FA
  D66D via OK6DJ          LZ935MWC via LZ1KCP     TF/DK2AB via M0INN
  DK7GG/DU6 via DK7GG/DU6 (d/DU-B/e) MD/DJ6OZ via DJ6OZ TM73CCP via F5PTA (e)
  DL40IPARC via DJ7PX     MD/DL7JOM via DL7JOM  V5/DK1CE via DH3WO(d); DK1CE(B)
  DM0MORSE via DM8AE (B)  MD/DL7VEE via DL7VEE    V633KS via JA6REX
  E703QLA via E71CQ       MM/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA    V633ZH via JH6HZH
  EA7/G0KBO via G0KBO     N2B via NT2X            VK9NZ via ZL3PAH (O/L)
  EA9UV/P via EA9UV (d)   OK/NT2X via NT2X        ZA/SQ3RX via SQ3RX
  EG8WTD via EA8URE       ON1418KNH via ON6KNH
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

  HS0ZCW ON LOTW. Charly, HS0ZCW, reports, "I have entered all my contest
  contacts on my current computer logbook and all other contacts to LoTW.
  The correct record should now show up back to 1999 (most but apparently
  not all?). I am working to recover logs from two old computers, one in
  N1MM, and CT, and another in PROLOG logging program, mostly the latter
  for K4VUD. If your needed contact with me does not show up, please notify
  me by email. I have one old paper log yet to type in and also transfer
  very old computer logs into my master Log4OM program now in use."

  following was posted on the ARRL Web page on 09/29/2016: (Excerpt)
  "An upgrade to the password-checking mechanism that authenticates Logbook
  of The World (LoTW) users has caused log-in problems for some clients."
  The complete post is available at:




S7, SEYCHELLES. Yury, R2DG, is now active as S79PA from Mahe Island
(AF-024) until October 12th. Activity will be on various HF bands using
CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

SX8, GREECE. Look for special event station SX8HOMER to be activated by
Amateur Radio Club of Chios Island (SZ8XIO) [EU-049] between October 15th
and December 15th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using
SSB and PSK31. Operators mentioned are SV8FCU, SV8GXQ, SV8GXT and SV8GXW.
QSL via SV8GXQ direct (include a self addressed envelope plus 2 USDs
Bureau or direct will be on February 27th.

T2, TUVALU. Just a reminder that operators Nob/JF2MBF and Ken/JA2FJP
continue their Pacific island tour to Tuvalu Islands (OC-015) this week.
This is their fourth island on the tour, and they will be active as T2J
between October 4-10th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via JA2FJP, direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Next trip will
be to Nadi, Fiji (OC-016), between October 11-13th, as 3D2GG.

T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI. By the time you read this, operators Dom/3Z9DX,
Leszek/SP3DOI and Przemy/SP7VC should be active or close to be active as
T31T from Kanton Island (OC-043). Length of stay was not mentioned. All
operators are members of Rebel DX Group. It states on QRZ.com: "We are
going for a 6 weeks trip to do radio activity and volunteer help to the
local T31 community, including Radio Emergency Communication System. The
residents don't have any type of communication with the rest of the world
at this moment, and in case of any disaster or health problems, they can
only count on themselves." Activity will be on 160-10 meters and probably
be on CW, SSB and with some Digital modes. They will use Icom 7300 trans-
ceivers with amplifiers. QSL via 3Z9DX direct (see QRZ.com) or ClubLog's
OQRS (preferred). For more details or updates, see QRZ.com under T31T or

T8, PALAU. Akira, JH0CKF/DU1CKF/AF1Y, is once again active as T88MZ from
the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between
October 4-7th. He is there on business, so activity will be limited to his
spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL via DU1CKF, direct or by the
Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details about the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:

TX8, NEW CALEDONIA. Look for special event callsign TX8JOTA during October
14-16th. Activity will take place during the "Jamboree on the Air" (JOTA)
<http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx> on various HF bands. QSL via FK QSL
Bureau or eQSL.

V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will be active as V31VP from Blackman Eddy
Village (west of Belmopan) between October 6-11th. Activity will be on
various HF bands including entries in the North American SSB Sprint
and Makrothen RTTY Contests. He will use 100 watts and wire antennas.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

V6, MICRONESIA. Operators Keith/GM4YXI and Chris/GM3WOJ will once again
be active as V6Z from Chuuk (Truk) Island (OC-011) between October 17th
and November 1st. Activity will be on SSB and CW, with extra emphasis
this year on 160m and 80m. They will have one station active in the UKEICC
DX SSB Contest (October 22-23rd) and a Multi-2 entry in CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 29-30th). Direct QSLs should be sent to Steve, N3SL.  Please visit
<www.v6z2016.com> for more details, propagation charts, latest news and
info, etc.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (On The Bird). Jay, AA4FL, who will be an
operator of the VP5DX CQWW SSB team, is planning to be active as VP5/AA5FL
from Middle Caicos Island (FL41cu) on the satellites during his stay out-
side of the contest between October 16th and November 2nd. Equipment will
be a FT-817 and Arrow II, and he will also have a TH-D7A as a backup for
the FM birds. Jay states, "I have been told it has been ten years since
there has been a SAT operation from VP5."

VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Operators  Uwe/DJ9HX, Erno/DK2AMM, Hans/DL6JGN and
Ronald/PA3EWP will be active as VP6EU from Pitcairn Island (OC-044) between
February 16th and March 5th, 2017. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. There is no permission to operate on 60 meters. They will
try to operate with 2 stations around the clock. The equipment will be 2x
Elecraft K3, Expert 1.3 and a home-made 600 watt amplifier. The antennas
will be a Spiderbeam or Hexbeam for 10-20 meters and verticals for the
other bands.  For 80/160m, they will use a K9AY and/or beverage antennas.
They will stay and operate on a hilltop on the Island. QSL via Erno,
DK2AMM. For more information, see their Web site at:     

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as
XT2AW from Burkina Faso between November 13-20th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that
he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW.
Equipment is a FT-450D into a home-made HEX BEAM and a dipole for 40
meters. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS <http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/>.

WW1, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station WW1USA
to be active from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas
City, Missouri, to observe/commemorate the World War I "Battles of the
Isonzo". Operators from the Raytown Amateur Radio Club of Raytown, Missouri,
will sponsor this special operating event at the museum, starting at 15:00
UTC on Saturday, October 8th, through 22:00 UTC on Sunday, October 9th. All
Amateur Radio Operators from around the world are invited to participate in
this special event by contacting WW1USA on the radio. If you’re in Kansas
City during the Special Event, all Amateur Radio operators who present an
operator license will receive $5 admission to the Museum for themselves
and up to three guests. (No other discounts apply.) Stations making contact
with WW1USA during the special event can request a contact certificate
through the <ww1usa.org> website. A QSL card can be obtained via mail by
sending SASE or by providing other return postage. You can also obtain an
Electronic QSL card via eQSL. For more details, please visit:

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. "The Daily DX" reports that Oliver, W6NV, is heading
back to Ascension Island (AF-003) starting in late October through November
and will be active as ZD8W. He will arrive on the island on October 12th.
Look for him to be in the Worked All Germany Contest and the CQWW DX SSB
Contest as Single-Op entries. Activity outside of the contest will be on
160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Joining him in late November just before
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) will be Alan, K0AV, who will
be active as ZD8V from Ascension between November 21st and December 1st.
His activity outside of contest will be on 160-10 meters using mainly
CW. During the CQWW DX CW Contest, both operators will sign as ZD8W as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL ZD8V via K0AV, LoTW or ClubLog. QSL ZD8W via W6NV.

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as ZF2CJ from the ZF1A
Amateur Radio Club Station on Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between March
20-24th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign, direct (only GS no IRCs), OQRS or LoTW. PLEASE
NOTE: Kan has cancelled his VP5 operation (VP5JM closed).

ZY3, BRAZIL (Special Event). Look for special event station ZY3WCP to
be active between October 21-25th. Activity is to celebrate the 156th
anniversary of the city Caçapava do Sul, RS, Brasil. Operation will be
on 80/12/10 meters on SSB. QSL Manager is PU3KTM (see QRZ.com), by the
Bureau or direct. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/301834833526077