DX News23 March 2015

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0

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Akira, JH0CKF, will be active once again as AF1Y/KH0 from the Saipan Rental Shack (Himawari Hotel) [USI NI-002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), for a short operation between March 26-28th. Activity will be holiday style, after sunset, on 20-6 meters using SSB. QSL via DU1/JH0CKF (QSL Manger) via DU Bureau. 
 
Please DO NOT send to AF1Y (either Bureau or postal mailing address in Miami). If you would like to exchange QSL cards directly, please send SASE to the postal mailing address: Akira Yokoyama, 7078 Hokujo Hakuba, Nagano 399-9301, JAPAN. For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack, visit the following Web page at: http://saipan.rental-shack.com/english/index.html
 
 
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Silent Keys23 March 2015

Arnold (Al) Mynet, EA8BLL (G3HBW) - Silent Key

Posted by Tim, G4FJK

I have just been informed by Jose EA7KW that Arnold (Al) Mynet, EA8BLL and G3HBW, went SK in 2014. His membership lapsed in January last year, but I hadn't heard any other news until now.
 
 
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Silent Keys20 March 2015

Colen Harlow, G8BTK - Silent Key

Posted by Chris, G4IFX

We have just recieved the sad news from his family that Colen Harlow, G8BTK has become Silent Key. Colen was a long-standing and loyal member of the UKSMG. He was in his nineties and had been in a home for the last few years.
 
 
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DX News17 March 2015

ANTIGUA, V2

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Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG are once again active as V21ZG from Antigua (NA-100). The length of their stay is not known. Activity will be holiday style and probably last for a few weeks. Their operations will be on 80-6 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS or LoTW. Watch their Web page for updates at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs
 
 
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DX News17 March 2015

Aruba, P4

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Operators Dave/N4QS and Dave/NU4N will be active from Carl's, P49V (SK), "Cook's Radio Retreat" http://www.p49v.com on Aruba (SA-036) between May 26th and June 2nd. Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st). Callsign(s) are not known yet. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all bands and 6m, probably on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NU4N.
 
 
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DX News17 March 2015

Malawi, 7Q (Update)

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The first team of the 7QAA DXpedition (CW/RTTY team) is now active until March 21st. Operators are Axel/DL6KVA, Emil/DL8JJ, John/GW4SKA, Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW and Roger/ZS6RJ
 
The second team (SSB, RTTY, some CW and PSK) will be active between March 22nd and April 1st. Each team will operate 4 stations on the air together. Equipment will be 2x Elecraft K3's, 2x Kenwood TS-590's and 4x Expert 1K or 1.3K FA linear amplifiers. Antennas are 4x NA4RR hex-beams at 40 feet each with Yaesu rotators, 2x inverted L's with remote MFJ 1.5Kw tuners for 40 through 160 meters and K9AY receiving antennas. The SSB team will also participate in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest. Both teams will be active on 160-6 meters. 
 
Suggested frequencies are: 
 
CW - 1825, 3520 7018, 10105, 14018, 18075, 21018, 24905 and 28018 kHz 
SSB - 1845, 3790 7085, 14180, 18145, 21180, 24960 and 28480 kHz 
RTTY - 3610, 7042, 10140, 14082, 18102, 21082, 24912 and 28082 kHz 
6m - 50110/CW and 50110/SSB 
 
Daily free LoTW and Clublog uploads will be provided, and they will use the band-slot tracking feature in Clublog to promote a competitive spirit amongst the DX fraternity. Log is available at: They feel due to the extended 20 day operating period there will be ample time to work the "little pistols" as well as the band-slot chasers. QSL Manager is Dick, N7RO. For more details, see their Web page at: http://www.malawidx.org/index.html
 
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DX News17 March 2015

Ogasawara, JD1

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Makoto, JI5RPT, will be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between April 29th and May 5th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and Digital modes (NO 6m EME). QSL via his home callsign JI5RPT. His log search will be available on his Web site at: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1. He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at: http://twitter.com/jd1bly.
 
 
 
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DX News17 March 2015

Dominica, J7

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Goran, SM5AWU is actually active from Dominica as J79AWU on 20-6m RTTY and Digital modes. QSL J79AWU via SM5AWU, bureau or direct.
 
 
 
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