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DX Bulletin No. 1086

A3, TONGA. Members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will be active from Tonga with their own individual callsign until November 15th. Operators are Shigeo/JA1JQY (A31JY), Kaoru/JA3MCA (A31MA), Kunio/JA8VE (A31VE) and Nakayama/JA1KJW (A31KJ). This is bascially the same group that operated from Bhutan in June. Activity will be on 160-10 using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns

3A, MONACO (Update). Operators Max/ON5UR and Marc/ON8AK are now active
as 3A/homecall from Monaco until November 17th. Activity will be on 80-10
meters, SSB only and with one station (possibly two) on the air. QSL via
M0URX. They now have a Web page online at:
          http://www.united-radio.be/united-radio/en/home

3W, VIETNAM. Ukrainian operators Serge/UU5WW, Pavel/UU0JR and Serge/UT5JCW
will be active as a 3W2J from Vung Tau between November 22-28th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters and an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Also, they will be watching for openings
6 meters. QSL via K2PF, direct or by using the OQRS on the ClubLog Web
page. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW after the DXpedition. They will
send bureau QSLs for all QSOs in the log sometime after the DXpedition.
Please DON'T SEND your QSLs to them via the Bureau. For more details and
a survey on band needs, see the 3W2J Web page at:  http://www.3w2j.com

4K, AZERBAIJAN. Alim, 4K6FO, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via 4K6FO (see
QRZ.com).

5T, MAURITANIA. Jean, ON8RA/5T0JL, at the age of 85, will once again
be active from Nouakchott starting November 16th. Activity will be on
80/40/20/15/12 meters and mainly on CW. QSL via ON8RA (see QRZ.com for
new QSLing practices). ADDED NOTE: Jean will also join the 5T0SP DXpedition
team between November 24th and December 10th.

5X, UGANDA (2013/Update). Members of the F6KOP team expected to be active
between February 6-18th, 2013, from a location some 20 Km from Entebbe
airport, have announced a callsign change. Instead of being active as 5X1C
as first announced, they will now be active as 5X8C. For more details see
OPDX.1081. An updated list of operators mentioned are Franck/F4AJQ (Team
Leader), Seb/F5UFX (Team Leader, WebMaster), Alain/F6ENO (Team Leader),
Bob/N6OX, Dave/K4SV, Michel/FM5CD, Gérard/F2JD, Uwe/DL8OBF, Francois/ON4LO,
Flo/F5CWU, Jean Jacques/F5NKX, Norbert/DJ7JC, Eric/ON7RN, Michel/F5EOT,
John/F5VHQ, Jean Paul/F8BJI, Gerard/F2VX, Hans/DL1YFF, Valery/RG8K/UT7CR,
Patrick/F2DX, Mike/UA9KGH, Jean-Marc/F8IXZ, Lars/DF1LON and Jean-Louis/
F5NHJ. Their pilot station will be Andre, V51B, from Namibia. Yann, F1NGP,
will be their QSL Manager (100% OK Direct, ClobLog's OQRS, Bureau and
LoTW). For more details and updates, see:  http://www.5x2013.com

7P8, LESOTHO (Update to OPDX.1051/1077). An international team of operators
will arrive in Lesotho on November 21st, and leave on December 4th. The
operation will take place between November 23rd and December 3rd, using
the callsign 7P8D. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY with a minimum of three stations (possibly 5 stations) on the air
24/7. Suggested frequencies are in OPDX.1077. It was announced this past
week on their Web that "Well all the bags are packed and we are ready to
go. We are proud to welcome as a late joiner to the group Bill, VE7XS.
We are very excited and looking forward to getting the show on the road."
QSL ONLY direct via: LESOTHO DXPEDITION 2012, P.O. Box 29169, Sunridge Park,
6008, SOUTH AFRICA (w/2 USDs - Please no IRC as it is difficult to convert
at the post office). They state, "NO BUREAU QSLS will reach us!!" A OQRS
system (PayPal) will also be implemented just before the expedition. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition has ended.
For more details, visit:       http://www.zs2dl.co.za/7P8D.html

A3, TONGA. Members of the Yamato Amateur Radio Club will be active from
Tonga with their own individual callsign until November 15th. Operators
are Shigeo/JA1JQY (A31JY), Kaoru/JA3MCA (A31MA), Kunio/JA8VE (A31VE) and
Nakayama/JA1KJW (A31KJ). This is bascially the same group that operated
from Bhutan in June. Activity will be on 160-10 using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via their home callsigns.

A5, BHUTAN (Update). By the time you read this, Zorro, JH1AJT, should be
active as A5A until November 15th. OPDX was informed that before Zorro
left for Bhutan, he cracked a bone in his left wrist while he was packing
the equipment. This may cause some limitations to his antenna construction
while in Bhutan. Activity will be on 40-10 meters but with limited spare
time operations. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

A641, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Look for special event station A641ND to be
on the air to celebrate the 41st anniversary of independence (December 2nd,
1971) and National Day of the United Arab Emirates. QSL via IZ8CLM.

C5, The GAMBIA. Pedro, ON7WP/AA9HX, will be active as C5WP from The
Gambia between November 11-18th. He is part of a locally managed tourist
organization there. Activity will be on 40-6 meters SSB with a an IC-706
running 50 watts into dipoles or an MP1 vertical located close to the
Atlantic Ocean. Suggested frequencies are: 7145, 14345, 18145, 21345,
24945 and 28445 kHz. He is planning future operations. QSL direct only
via ON7WP.

D3, ANGOLA. After a two week vacation in the Maldives, Mike, UA1QV,
will be heading back to work in Vila de Catoca (LOC KI00dn), about 30 km
from Saurimo, the capital of the province Lunda Sul, Angola, starting
November 15th. He will once again be active as D3AA until he leaves
on February 15th (2013) for another vacation. Reports indicate that
he is taking with him on this trip a two element 40 meter rotatable
quad and a fixed two element 80 meter quad antenna. QSL via UA1QV.

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that
the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
   5X1EME -Uganda; 2012 Operation
   TT8TT – Chad; 2012 Operation. Also, a certificate for LoTW has been
           approved.
   VU7M  – Lakshadweep Islands; August 2012 Operation
   ZD9UW – Tristan Da Cunha & Gough; 2012 Operation

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this, Rudi,
ZL2KBR, will be active as E51KBR from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) until
November 19th. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 meters using
SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via ZL2KBR.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Reminder). By the time you read this, operators
Frank/HB9BXU, Bruno/HB9ABS, Albert/HB9BZD and Peter/HB9CHX will be active
as E51C, E51ABS, E51BZD and E51CHX, respectively from Aitutaki Island
(OC-083) until November 30th.  Activity will be holiday style on 80-10
meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, between 1900-1200z, using CW,
SSB and PSK31. Suggested frequencies were in OPDX.1081. QSL via HB9BXU.

GU, GUERNSEY (EU-114). Dick, GU4CHY, will be active during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau
(long QRX).

H40 & H44, TEMOTU AND SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update). Sigi, DL7DF, will once
again lead a group of operators on a 2013 DXpedition which is being called
a "Two Entities DXpedition - Solomon 2013". Sigi states on his Web page
that they have chosen two destinations. The first destination will be
the Guadalcandal (OC-047), Solomon Islands (H44), where the team will
sign H44G between March 8-25th, 2013. During the time between March
12-23rd, part of the group will be active as H40T from Nendo (OC-100),
Temotu Island (H40). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB.
They will have several stations on the air. One station on each destination
will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. Their station
equipment on each destination consists of 4 transceivers  (3 x K2, 1 x
FT857D), 3 power amplifiers, a lowband vertical for 160/80m, a deltaloop
for 40, a deltaloop for 30, a Spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10, a 5 element
Yagi for 6m, some Beverage antennas as well as some laptop computers.
Operators mentioned are Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/
DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/
SP3DOI. Pilot station is Bernd, DF3CB. QSL route is via DL7DF, direct or
by the Bureau. For more details and updates, visit:
                     http://www.dl7df.com/h4/index.php