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Friday, May 24, 2013

25 May 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1151
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

8Q - Fred, G4ZWI will be active as 8Q7FC from the Maldives (AS-013)
from 26 May to 8 June. He will operate holiday style running 5
watts on CW and possibly PSK on 20 and 15 metres. [TNX The Daily
EA - The Asociacion de Radioaficionados Vega Baja ( and URE
Orihuela will be active as EG5SUB from the S-61 Delfin submarine
during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June). They plan to operate
SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands. [TNX ON5JV/EA5HZB]
EI - Andy, G7SQW will be active as EJ/G7SQW from Arranmore Island
(EU-121) on 27-29 May. He will be QRV on 40-6 metres. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
F - Special station TM100USA will be active on 25-26 May from the
Montfaucon American Monument, as a tribute to the American troops
who served here one century ago. This will be the first of a
series of activations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of
World War I in the area of Verdun. QSL via F6KUP (bureau) or F5LPY
F - Gil, F4FET and Diego, F4HAU have brought forward their TM0BIG
operation from La Petite Ile (EU-107) [425DXN 1149] and now plan
to be QRV for 24 hours on 3-4 June. On 1-2 June they will operate
as F4FET/p and F4HAU/p from several islands (not IOTA) in Northern
Brittany: Ile Molene (DIFM MA080), Ile Losquet (MA079), Ile Grande
(MA016), Ile du Renard (MA077), Ile Aganton (MA076) and Ile
Bolennec (MA078). Complete information on the Diplome des Iles de
la France Metropolitaine (Metropolitan France Islands Award) can
be found at
F - In June-July 1944 the BBC war correspondents used the tower of the
castle at Creully as a radio studio, from where the first reports
of the Battle of Normandy were broadcast. Look for special
callsign TM5BBC to be aired again from Creully on 5-13 June. QSL
via F2UW. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FJ - Father and son team, Jeff FJ/K5WE and Erik FJ/N5WR, will be active
from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) on 3-10 June. They will be QRV on
80-6 metres mostly CW, with some RTTY and SSB. QSL via home calls.
GD - The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society will be active on the HF
bands as GB4JDF on 2 June. The suffix stands for the Joey Dunlop
Foundation, a charity set up to cater for injured riders and named
after the 26 times IOM Tourist Trophy winner. QSL via 2D0YLX.
I - Members of ARI Sanremo will operate as IQ1SM/p from Lago Campo
Golf on 1 June. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40, 20
and 17 metres. QSL via bureau. Information on the Italian Lakes
Award can be found at [TNX I1UWF]
I - The 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam yacht that Guglielmo Marconi
used as a floating laboratory for many experiments. Part of her
keel stands in the grounds of Villa Griffone, at Pontecchio near
Bologna, from where special event station II4BTK will be active
during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June). QSL via IQ4FE, direct
or bureau. [TNX IZ4MJP]
I - Eighty-five years ago the airship 'Italia' crashed on the ice on
its way back from the North Pole, and a small tent dyed red for
maximum visibility was the only shelter for the survivors.
Commemorating the role of radio (and amateur radio) in rescuing
the Red Tent survivors, ARI Arona will operate special callsign
II1ITR from 25 May to 25 June. QSL via IQ1LM, direct or bureau.
KL - Jeff, KL2HD will be active as KL7NWR on 20, 17 and 15 metres from
Attu Island (NA-064) on 2-5 June (but actual dates depend on ship
schedule and weather). This operation commemorates the 70th
anniversary of the Battle of Attu during World War II. The island
is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge which
celebrates its 100th anniversary of establishment. QSL via KL2HD,
direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX K6VVA]
LA - Keith, G3TTC will be travelling in his motorhome to visit and
operate from quite a number of IOTA groups in Sweden and Norway
between early June and late July. His tentative itinerary (subject
to change) for the Norwegian part of his trip is as follows:
4-5 July Vardo EU-141
8-9 July Mageroya EU-044
13 July Tromsoya EU-046
15-16 July Hinnoya EU-033
18-20 July Lofoten EU-076
22-23 July Tomma EU-062
27-28 July Tjome EU-061 (IOTA Contest)
Look for him on 14260, 7055 and 7100-7125 kHz. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
OH - Thomas, SM3DMP and Jan, SM3CER will be active holiday style as
OH/SM3DMP and OH/SF3A Bjorkon Island (EU-101) on 16-19 June. They
will operate mainly CW on 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL OH/SM3DMP via
home call, QSL OH/SF3A via SM3CER. [TNX]
OX - Henning, OZ1BII has had to cancel his 23-27 May XP2I operation
[425DXN 1147] "due to illness". It will be rescheduled later in the
year. [TNX NG3K]
OX - Bo, OX3LX ( expects
to be active from Tasillaq Island (NA-151) between 29 May and 5
June and again between 20 July and 1 August. He plans to be QRV on
4/6 metres (WWL HP15eo) and the HF bands. [TNX DX World]
OZ - Tom, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy
(EU-171) on 1-15 June. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
PJ4 - Steve, 9M6DXX plans to operate as PJ4V from Bonaire (SA-006) from
4 or 5 June until the 16th. Activity will be holiday style on SSB
only using 100 watts to a Spiderbeam. QSL via M0URX, direct or
bureau (preferably using the OQRS at Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW within a few days of the end of the
operation at the latest. [TNX 9M6DXX]
SM - SB6A, SM6IQD, SM6MIS, SM6U, SM6XMY and SM6YOF will be active as
7S6W from Vinga Island (EU-043) on 6-9 June. They will have three
stations active on 80-10 metres SSB with some CW and RTTY.
Logsearch at QSL via bureau to SM6MIS, plus
LoTW and eQSL. [TNX]
SM - Keith, G3TTC will be travelling in his motorhome to visit and
operate from quite a number of IOTA groups in Sweden and Norway
between early June and late July. His tentative itinerary (subject
to change) for the Swedish part of his trip is as follows:
6-7 June Ven EU-137
8-9 June Hasslo EU-138
12-14 June Kattilo EU-177
16-17 June Fogdo EU-084
22-23 June Limon EU-176
24-26 June Alnon EU-087
27-28 June Holmon EU-135
30 June-1 July Seskaro EU-139
Look for him on 14260, 7055 and 7100-7125 kHz. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
VE - David, VE3VID is back to Igloolik Island (NA-174) until around
mid-June. He is active as VY0/VE3VID in his spare time, on 20
metres RTTY with some SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
[TNX DX World]
VE - Special callsign CK3C will be aired between 1 June and 1 July to
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition
of 1913-1916. QSL via VE3RHE, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX
VP9 - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as VP9FOC from Bermuda (NA-005) until
30 May, including participation in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. The
special callsign celebrates the 75th anniversary of the First
Class CW Operators' Club. QSL via VE3DZ. [TNX NG3K]
W - The South Jersey DX Association, Old Barney ARC and Tuckerton
Wireless ARC will be operating W2WSC/WSC from the last active
operating site of coastal marine station WSC (aka The Tuckerton
Wireless) in West Creek, NJ on 1 June. Bands planned will be 80,
40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB. QSL VIA W2WSC. [TNX N2OO]
W - The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (KK5W) will be active from
the radio rooms of USS Cavalla (submarine) and USS Stewart
(destroyer escort) during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June). The
ships are located at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island (NA-143). QSL
direct to KK5W. [TNX VA3RJ]
W - AD5WB, K0JCC, K0KS, K5WRN, KJ5WRN, KT5MR, N5TCB and W5AOO will
participate in the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June) as N5E from
the tall ship 'Elissa' at the Texas Seaport Museum on Galveston
Island (NA-143). They will operate SSB, CW and/or digital modes on
40-40 metres, from 14 to 22 UTC approximately. QSL via AD5WB,
direct or bureau. [TNX]
ZS - Gert, ZS6AYU will be active holiday style as C91GR from Bilene,
Mozambique from 28 May to 1 June. He will operate CW only. QSL via
ZS6AYU, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (25-26 May):
Call Category Country QSL
3V8BB SO Tunisia LX1NO
4K6FO SO Azerbaijan 4K6FO
4L8A SOSB 20m Georgia LoTW
9A33P M/? Croatia 9A2NA
CR2X M/S Azores OH2BH
CR3L M/? Madeira DJ6QT
E7DX M/? Bosnia-Hercegovina E77E
EA6/OK2BFN/p SO LP Balearic Isls OK2BFN
ED1R M/2 Spain LotW
EE8X SOAB Canary Isls W2GR
HF55O Poland SP6PAZ
HI3TT SOAB HP Dominican Rep. ON4IQ
KP2M M/S Virgin Isls AI4U
KP2MM SOAB Virgin Isls LoTW
LO5D SOSB 10m Argentina LotW
LP5D SOSB 80m Argentina AC7DX
LS1D SOSB 20m Argentina AC7DX
LX7I M/2 Luxembourg LX2A
LY605W SO LP Lithuania LY5W
LY7A M/M Lithuania LotW
OG0Z SOAB HP Aland Isls W0MM
P3N M/S Cyprus RW3RN
PJ4A SOSB 40m Bonaire K4BAI
PJ4G SOSB 10 or 20m Bonaire WA2NHA
PJ4R SOSB 15m Bonaire N4RR
PJ6A M/? Saba LotW
RW0A M/2 AS Russia LotW
SW8LZ M/? Greece LZ1QN
TP2CE M/2 France F5LGF
VC7M M/? Canada VE7UF
XL3T Canada VA3RVK
YJ0PO SO Vanuatu K2PO
YN2GY SOAB LP Nicaragua K9GY
YS1/NP3J SOSB El Salvador EA5GL
ZL3IO SOAB New Zealand ZL3IO
ZM4T M/S New Zealand ZL2AL
ZP9MCE SOSB 10m LP Paraguay EA5ZD
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, at - good contest to you

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

DODENTOCHT FOR CHARITY ---> On 9 August Chris, DL1MGB will participate in
the 44th Dodentocht (a long-distance march of 100 kilometers organized
annually in Bornem, Belgium) for charity. Details can be found at [TNX DL1MGB]

DXCC NEWS ---> E51WL (North Cook Islands) has been approved for DXCC
credit. The operator's former callsign (ZK1WL) was approved for DXCC
previously. If you had E51WL rejected in a recent submission, send an
e-mail to bmoore[@] for an update to your record. [TNX NC1L]

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the period March to May 2013
have provided acceptable validation and are therefore approved for IOTA
credit: TS8TI (AF-083), SU8N (AF-109), XF2E (NA-171), V31HU (NA-180), V31MV
(NA-180), V32EE (NA-180), A35UD (OC-049), YB6N (OC-161), DX8DX (OC-174 &
OC-225). AF-109 is now confirmed as a valid IOTA group. [TNX G3KMA]

LOTW SOFTWARE ---> It was announced last week that TQSL 1.14 would be
available on 20 May. However, three defects were reported - they have been
corrected, but "we must test the corrected version before publicly
releasing it" at the end of the month. [TNX AA6YQ]

NORTH SLOPE IOTA TOUR ---> Last year Rick, K6VVA planned to operate from
IOTA groups NA-172, NA-050 and NA-004, but the expedition was rescheduled
"for hopefully better propagation". Now he says that "the prognosis for
this Summer from observations of solar trends and my perspective appears
that things will likely be similar to last Summer (2012), when he decided
to postpone the operation to July 2013". Mike, K9AJ is only interested in
doing NA-172 with him. So Rick is "breaking up the Tour into three separate
chunks which may, or may not be done in one lengthy trip vs. separate ones
(NA-172, NA-004 & NA-050). At this point, there is a 50-50 possibility that
any of these activations will take place until 2014, and a final decision
will not be made until mid June to possibly the first week in July". [TNX

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur
Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will be held from
00.00 UTC on 1 June until 23.59 UTC on the 2nd. Information on the event,
including the relevant certificate and the listing of participating ships,
can be found at

QSL YB8P: NEW ROUTE ---> The new QSL route for the 15-19 May IOTA
expedition to Pulau Peleng in the Banggai Islands Group (OC-208) is via
W2FB, direct or bureau. QSO details and donations "For Banggai OC 208" are
accepted via PayPal (sbusono[@]gmaildotcom) or cash and will be transferred
to the team. [TNX W2FB]

THE MOST TRAVELLED WATCH IN THE WORLD ---> "The watch would visit as many
different countries [DXCC Entities, Ed.] as possible, being photographed,
and the record of journey will remain in public domain. If you intend to
visit one or more DXCCs in the near or distant future and don't mind taking
with you our watch, then we would be not only grateful, but happy to make a
donation toward your DXCC project". For further information please visit or email
Nick, VK2DX (nick[@]

THE P5 PROJECT ---> Paul, N6PSE and David, AH6HY have received visas to
visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) in June.
Plans are to "present and discuss our proposal for a major Dxpedition,
involving two teams of twelve members each to operate consecutively over a
thirty day operation", and to "visit and evaluate possible venues for the
DXpedition". Complete announcement on


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9/OH1LEG, 3D2NB, 3D2RX, 3W3B,
4J5A, 4U1ITU, 5A1A, 5C5W, 5Z4EE, 6W/HA0NAR, 6W2SC, 7Z7AB, 9H3KK, 9K2KCBB,
9K2RA, 9M4DXX, 9X0ZM, A41MX, A45XR, CS2F, DX8DX (OC-174 and OC-225),
(SA-022), P29FR, P29NI (OC-099), P29VCX (OC-103), P29VPB(OC-069),
PJ2/DL5AXX, PT0S (SA-014), RI0K/p (AS-092), RW0BG/9 (AS-109), TF3DC,
TF3IMD, TF3Y, TO7BC, TR0A/p (AF-089), TZ6BB, V63XG, V85AVE, VP8LIZ, VP8LP,
(OC-236), YB8HZ/p (OC-236), YB8XM/p (OC-271), YI9AJ, Z81D, Z81Z, ZD8RH,




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