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Friday, March 1, 2013

02 March 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1139
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5H - Maurizio, IK2GZU will be active again as 5H3MB from Ilembula,
Tanzania from 7 April to 8 May, while doing volunteer work for the
local mission. QSL via IK2GZU and LoTW. Log search and OQRS for
bureau and direct cards at
7X - 7T50ARA and 7T9A are two special callsigns to be used from 1 March
to 30 May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ARA (Amateurs Radio
Algeriens), Algeria's IARU member society. QSL via 7X2ARA.
Information on the relevant award can be found on
9X - Nick, G3RWF will operate (neither 160 nor 6m) mainly CW from
Rwanda on 4-13 March. He will collect his license (hopefully
9X0NH) upon arrival. QSL via home call and LoTW.
A3 - Werner, A35WH is still active from Tongatapu (OC-049) until 2
March. His planned side trip to Vava'u (OC-064) [425DXN 1133] has
been cancelled due to problems with local flights. QSL via home
call (DJ9KH), direct or bureau.
EU - Special callsign EV50WB will be in use on 1-31 March to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of Radioclub Dalnye Strany (EW1WB) of Minsk,
Belarus. QSL via EU1AZ (SSB and CW QSOs) and EU1DX (RTTY QSOs),
plus LoTW. [TNX EU1DX]
G - G3VFC, M0KJA, M0RFD, M0VFC, M6KOM, M6VFC and 2E1EVK will be active
as GX5MW/p from the Isle of Wight (EU-120) on 16-23 March. QSL via
M0RFD, direct or bureau. [TNX]
H4 - Announced frequencies for the 8-25 March H44G expedition to
Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands [425DXN 1123] are:
CW 1825.5 3505 7005 10115 14005 18070 21005 24890 28005 50103
SSB - - 7100 - 14140 18130 21240 24940 28400 -
RTTY - - - 10144 14080 18100 21080 24920 28080 -
Announced frequencies for the concurrent 12-23 March H40T expedi-
tion to Nendo Island (OC-100, Temotu province [425DXN 1123] are:
CW 1818.0 3515 7015 10122 14015 18077 21015 24895 28015 50103
SSB - - 7150 - 14165 18140 21265 24965 28450 -
RTTY - - - 10140 14093 18105 21090 24925 28090 -
QSL for both H44G and H40T via DL7DF, direct or bureau, and LoTW
"within 6 months of the completion of the DXpedition". Logsearch
and further information at
J3 - Bob, G3PJT will be active as J34G from Grenada (NA-024) on 5-20
March, including an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (9-10
March). QSL via G3PJT. [TNX NG3K]
J7 - Rick, KK4GV will be active holiday style as J79GV from Dominica
(NA-101) on 8-17 March. He will operate SSB only. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
KH0 - Sam, JE1XUZ (KH0XH) and Tama, JQ2WTT (KH0XW) will be active from
Saipan (OC-086) from 10 March to 1 April. QSL via home calls,
direct or bureau. They will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest from the AH0BT contest station. [TNX NG3K]
KP2 - Matt, K0BBC is active as KP2/K0BBC from will be active from St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands (NA-106) until 5 March, including an entry
in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX K0BBC]
KP2 - Look for KP2/JS6RRR (QSL via home call), KP2/K2JA (QSL via
and WP2KY (QSL via JR3QFB) to be active from the Virgin Islands
(NA-106) on 13-19 March. They plan to be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB,
CW, FM and digital modes. [TNX JR3TVH]
OZ - Look for Harry, OZ/PA1H and Nico, OZ/PA7PA to be active from Laeso
Island (EU-088) on 13-26 April. They will operate SSB and digital
modes on 80-10 metres, if possible also on 160m. QSL via home
calls, direct or bureau. [TNX PA1H]
PA - Dirk, DL5DCL will be active holiday style as PA/DL5DCL from
Ameland Island (EU-038) on 1-6 April. He will operate CW only "on
several HF bands". QSL via home call, direct or bureau (OQRS on
Club Log). More information can be found at [TNX
PJ2 - Mike W1USN, Bob AA1M and Scott W1SSR will be active as PJ2/
from Curacao (SA-099) on 8-22 March. They will operate SSB, CW, PSK
and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
S2 - Vadym, UT6UD will be active as S21XV from Bangladesh on 1-7 March.
He plans to operate on all bands with a focus on North America.
QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
SU - A team from the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development
including SU1AO, SU1AR, SU1SK and SU3YM will be active as SU8N
from Jazirat Disuqi (Nelson's Island, AF-109: new one for IOTA) on
3-10 May. [TNX SU1SK]
TK - Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET, Christian EA3NT and Laurent TK4LS will
be active from three Corsican IOTA groups as follows:
23 March TK0INT EU-100
24 March TK1INT EU-104
25 March TK1INT EU-104
26 March TK0INT EU-100
27 March TK2INT EU-164
28 March TK2INT EU-164
They will operate SSB and CW with three stations on 40, 30, 20 17,
15 and 10 metres, using vertical GPs and vertical dipoles. QRV
time from all of the three groups will be 8-18 UTC, as they are not
permitted to overnight on the islands. These are protected areas,
and from EU-100 they will have to use car batteries. QSL via
EA5KA, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch, OQRS and further
information can be found at
UA - Vladimir, RV3EFH will be active as RV3EFH/0 from Bolshevik Island
(AS-042) between March and October. He will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX
VE - David, VE3AAQ will be active as VO2AAA from Zone 2 on 7-10 March,
including an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. QSL via
VK9C - Chris, GM3WOJ and Keith, GM4YXI will be active as VK9CZ (replacing
VK9C/GM2MP) from the Cocos-Keeling Islands (OC-003) from 30 March
to 13 April [425DXN 1133]. A website is under construction at [TNX GM3WOJ]
VP5 - Urb, W1UL and his wife Patricia, W2PKV will be active as VP5/W1UL
(mainly CW) and VP5/W2PKV (mainly SSB) from Provideciales
(NA-002), Turks and Caicos on 7-13 March. QSL for both via W1UL.
YB - Imam, YB4IR and others will be active as YB6N from Nias Island
(OC-161) on 7-13 March. QSL via YB4IR (he requires that cards
reach him before 31 August 2013).
YB - Look for YB3MM/6, YB6AR/p, YC6EI/p and YF1AR/6 to be active from
Rondo Island (OC-245) on 9-17 March. They might be using a special
callsign. QSL via IZ8CCW. Website at
YB - John YB5NOF, Anton YB5QZ and other three operators will be active
as YE8B from the Banggai Islands (OC-208) from 26 April to 2 May.
Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. Shu, JN6RZM
(jn6rzm[@] is collecting donations by Paypal. [TNX

*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

ARRL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is for W/VE amateurs to
work as many stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on 160, 80, 40,
20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations work as many W/VE stations in
as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (full rules
can be found at This year's event will run from from
00.00 UTC 2 March through 23.59 UTC on the 3rd. Do not forget to give a
look at the Announced Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K at

DXCC NEWS ---> 4S7DXG (Sri Lanka, only operations in 2008 and 2011) and
8Q7VR (Maldives, only operations in 2008 and 2011) have been approved for
DXCC credit. If you had credit rejected for contacts with dates during the
periods noted, contact dxccrules[@] to be put on the list for an
update. Contacts before or after these periods cannot be accepted. Also, in
order to expedite the search for these QSOs please include the application
"date received" or "reference number" noted on your credit slip of the
submission these were originally rejected. [TNX NC1L]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include more than
10,600 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-12), the 61
deleted DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1945
to 1962, Allied Forces stations in Germany (1946-69), Antarctic bases &
TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the
Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and
CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is
encouraged - please visit and send your comments to
lesnouvellesdx[@] [TNX F6AJA]

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 76th edition of the Commonwealth (BERU)
Contest ( will be held on 9-10 March, from 10 UTC to 10
UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Only operators located within the
Commonwealth or British Mandated Territories are eligible to enter.

TX5K ---> The TX5K team arrived at Clipperton at 04.30 UTC on 27 February,
were able to land on the 28th and expected to set up radios on 1 March.
Follow the updates posted by KY6R at The preferred method
to use for QSLling is the OQRS provided by Club Log for either direct and
bureau cards. Traditional requests go via N2OO (Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345,
Tuckerton NJ 08087-0345, USA). The log will be uploaded to LoTW "within six
months after the end of the DXpedition".

+ SILENT KEYS + RSGB Life Vice President John Patrick Hawker, MBE (G3VA)
passed away on 21 February at 90 years of age. In addition to writing the
"Technical Topics" column in the Radio Society of Great Britain's journal
for fifty years (1958-2008), he also authored various books on electronics
and radio and television engineering. In 2006 he was inducted into the CQ
Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and made a Member of the Order of the British
Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "Services to Radio Communications".
Other recently reported Silent Keys include Valery N. Metaxa (ER1DA) and
Pavel V. Presnov (RU3UA).




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