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DX Bulletin No. 1408

3D2 & FW, FIJI AND WALLIS & FUTNA ISLANDS (Update). Nobby, G0VJG, will
be active as 3D2AS from Fiji between May 3-8th. He will also be active
as FW/G0VJG from Wallis Island (OC-054) between May 8-22nd. He may also
make a possible short side trip to Futuna Island (OC-118). Dates could
change. Activity from the islands will be on 60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.


3V, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active
as 3V8SF from the Scout Radio Club of Sfax city club station during the
CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LX1NO
or LoTW. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:

3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Postponed). SAD NEWS. Excerpts from
a very long press release dated March 26th, the 3Y0I team was just 70
nautical miles off Bouvet Island, and the ship was "hit by a series of
11+ meters (36+ ft) tall waves + wind exceeding 83 knots/h (approx. 160
km/h). The fierce oceanic forces swept past the upper deck, taking one
of the radars, including VSAT, VHF and HF marine antennas, off the mast
and throwing them all overboard. The hit was so hard the vessel tilted
as much as 45°." On March 27th, it was reported that all team members
and crew were safe, but "with lack of the most important navigational
tools, the captain declared it was not safe to navigate and they needed 
to go back to Cape Town to secure both all participants on the board, 
their equipment and the vessel's gear." Also from press release, the 
3Y0I team stated that the the "3Y0I Expedition is NOT cancelled ­ we 
don't give up that easily".... The "3Y0I’s events will be long discussed 
and analyzed by the Team to 'attack' the island one more time ­ as soon 
as possible ­again all marked with 'safety-first' principles." To read 
the complete Press Release #4 written by Stan, SP8S, the 3Y0I Press 
officer, see:
  While this was being written, two more press releases were posted (one
short and one very long) by Stan, SP8S, on March 28th. They contain more
details about what happened and an audio conversation with Dom, 3Z9DX, on
20 meters. They can be read at:
 Press Release #5 (HAMS SIMPLY ROCK!) --
 Press Release #6 (3Y0I TO BE CONTINUED!) --
  As of press time, the "Atlantic Tuna" was reported to be in a middle of
another storm. The "Atlantic Tuna" can be tracked at the following Web sites:
  For more details and updates, we suggest to watch the following Web pages:
     3Y0I Bouvetoya Web site:
     Rebel DX Group Web site:
     3Y0I_JA Support Team Web site: (For JA stations)
     3Y0I Bouvetoya on Facebook:
     Rebel DX Group on Facebook:
     Bouvetoya Twitter:

4Z, ISRAEL. Moshe, 4X1DX, will be active as 4Z7Z during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry.

6O, SOMALIA (Update). Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO
starting April 15th, and onward (no ending date provided). Activity
will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department
of Safety and Security (UNDSS), in Mogadishu. Operations will be on
80/40/30/20/17/15/10 meters (mostly on 40/20meters FT8) using SSB and
FT8. Last time he suggested that he will be on everyday between 1800-
2000 East Africa Time (EAT) and on the weekend (Friday and Saturday)
between 1400-1800. Equipment is a Yaesu 857D into a Tarheel Little II
(currently active), and Sandpiper MV-10. Ali informed OPDX that he is
looking for anybody who can donate a FT450D for the station. Also, effec-
tive as of February 11, 2019, the callsign (6O1OO) is accepted for DXCC
credit. QSL direct to (changed a little): Ali Solhjoo, Schnackenburgstr. 3,
Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied to on a bi-monthly basis.
IRC's are not accepted. See for more info and picture of his
station. Flash news will be posted via Twitter: @ep3cq

6Y, JAMAICA (Reminder). By the time you read this, Kasimir, DL2SBY, will
be active as 6Y5KB from Jamaica (NA-097) until April 10th. Activity will
usually be on 40-6 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL 6Y5KB via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS
(Bureau/direct) via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau!
His log will be uploaded to LoTW later.

AFRICAN OPERATION (eSwatini [Swaziland] and Lesotho Tour). Pista, HA5AO,
will return to eSwatini (Swaziland) during the second half of September.
He will be active for 14 days on the bands of 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY
and FT8. The exact date will be announced later. His 3DA0AO license was
issued last year. Station setup includes: Elecraft K3s, KPA 500, vertical
antennas, with N1MM+ logging software.
  After the Swaziland operation he will return to Lesotho again during
the first half of October. He will use the 7P8AO callsign. Bands, modes
and station setup is the same as above. The length of operation is 14-16
days. A log search and an OQRS will be available at:
Look for more details to be forthcoming.

B1, CHINA. Members of the Beijing DX Club will be active as B1Z during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). QSL via EA7FTR.

BW, TAIWAN. Operators YL Ama/JI1NLJ and Ryo/JG1WBB will be active as
BW/homecall during the CQWW WPX DX Contest (March 30-31st) both doing
a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. QSL via their home callsigns.

CQMMDX CONTEST. The CQMM DX Contest, organized by the Juiz de Fora CW
Group , will be held on April 20-21st, with a
new starting time of 0900 UTC. For more details, see:  

E2, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, will be active as E2A (The SIAM DX Group/
Contest Callsign) from Bangkok during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by
the Bureau using ClubLog.

E5, NORTH AND SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this,
operators Dagmar/DM7PQ, and Rainer/DL1AUZ will be active as E51NPQ and
E51AUZ, respectively, from RAitutaki Island (OC-083), South Cook Islands
until March 31st. Next activity will be from Rarotonga Island (OC-013),
South Cook Islands, between April 2-11th. Activity will be holiday style
on various HF bands and CW only. QSL via their home callsigns. Watch for possible updates.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Bruce/AD7MM, along with his XYL Marilyn,
KI7DLK, and Doug/W6HB will once again be active as E51BAS, E51MAS and
E51DLD, respectively, from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between April 21-28th.
There may be some operations from the stations of Jim/E51JD and Bob/E51BQ.
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands, modes, with two stations
with 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9Z from Ceuta
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5KB.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. A group of Dutch amateurs (from the PI4RAZ Radio Club)
will be active as HB0/homecall from Steg (WW Loc. JN47SC) between April
6-13th. Operators mentioned are Mans/PA2HGJ, Robert/PA2RDK, Frank/PA3CNO,
Gert/PE0MGB and Piet/PE1FLO. Activity will be on all bands, 160-10 meters,
using the main modes CW and FT8, with occasional SSB. QSL via PE1FLO.

II0, ITALY (Special Event). Look for special event station, II0KT, to be
active between April 1st and August 31st. Activity is to commemorate the
1947 voyage of the raft Kon Tiki. QSL via I0KQB. Check out for
more details and pictures.

IO5, ITALY. Members of the TEN-FIFTY Contest Group will be active as IO5O
from Grosseto, Italy, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as
Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned are Claudio/IK5RLP,
Marco/IK5ROS, Alessandro/IV3KKW, Claudio/IW2HAJ, Leonardo/IW5EFX, Emanuele/
IZ0PMV, Alessandro/IZ0UME, Gabriele/IU2FQW, Simone/IK5RUN and Dan/I5OYY.