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DX News – 30 October 2016

 | October 28, 2016
Francois, F6AJL will be on the air from the West African country of Benin using TY5AA until the 30th of November. He will operate all bands between 80m to 10m. QSLs go via his home callsign.
Chas NK8O is in Tanzania with the callsign 5H3DX until the 12th of November. He will operate mainly CW on 80m to 15m. Details of the way to QSL can be found on the 5H3DX page.
DL3KZA and YB9IPY/8 will be on the air as YB8/DL3ZKA from Salayar Island, in Indonesia, IOTA reference OC-236, from the 1st to the 14th of November. Activity will be on 40 to 10 metres using CW and SSB. QSL via DL3KZA.
Sigi, DL7DF and four other German amateurs will visit the Caribbean island of Anguilla, NA-022, until the 7th of November. Their callsign will be VP2EGR and operation will be on 160m to 10m CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL to DL7DF.
Hiro, JF1OCQ and Taka, JH1BED will be on the air from Samoa as 5W7X and 5W0ST, respectively, from the 31st of October to the 9th of November. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to their home callsigns.
The Six-Gs DXpedition Group are active as ZL7G from Chatham Island, OC-038, until the 10th of November. They have four complete high power stations and hope to satisfy the demand from Europe for ZL7.
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Special Event News – 30 October 2016

 | October 28, 2016
GB4MTR will be on the air between the 1st and 28th of November, mostly Tuesday and Friday evening and weekends, to mark the 60th anniversary of the amateur 4m band. The station will be run by Selim, M0XTA and other members of the Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society. Bands of operation will be from 80m to 70cm, FM, SSB and some data modes. QSL via the bureau to M0XTA, or direct to G6UT, see, and eQSL. A QSL card for the station will be sent via the bureau to any station worked, if requested.
VI4SEA will be on the air between the 1st and the 9th of November in honour of the officers and sailors of the light cruisers HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden who gallantly fought in the first ever naval action of the Royal Australian Navy in World War One off the coast of the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. The operations will see them transmitting from the 630m band through to the 6m band. A special webpage has been set up on under VI4SEA.

Contest News – 30 October 2016

 | October 28, 2016
This weekend is one of the big contests, the CQ World Wide DX SSB. Its 48 hour run ends at 2359UTC on the 30th. It’s SSB only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands. The exchange is signal report and Zone, which is 14 for the UK.
On Tuesday the 144MHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and location.
On Wednesday it’s the UK EI contest on 80m. Running from 2000 to 2100UTC and using SSB, the exchange is your four character locator, or grid, square.
On Saturday the International Autumn Sprint runs from 1700 to 2100UTC. Using SSB on the 3.5 to 14MHz bands the exchange is both callsigns, serial number and name.
Next weekend the Marconi CW Contest runs from 1400UTC on the 5th to 1400UTC on the 6th using the 144MHz band. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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