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Friday, September 13, 2013

14 September 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1167
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5R - Daniel, DF8UO is active as 5R8UO from Madagascar (AF-013) until 20
September. He is QRV in his spare time on 40-10 metres CW and
digital modes, and will participate in the WAE SSB DX contest. QSL
via home call and LoTW. [TNX DXNL]
7X - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Algeria's IARU member society
ARA (Amateurs Radio Algeriens), special callsign 7T9A will be used
from Sridjina Island (AF-104) on 19-21 September. QSL via 7X2ARA.
C2 - Yuki, JH1NBN will operate SSB as C21BN from Nauru (OC-031) on
16-26 September. He will be QRV in his spare time, probably during
his evenings, running 100 watts into a wire antenna. QSL via
JH1NBN (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
F - The Radio Club du Bassin d'Arcachon (F5KAY) will be active as
TM49PB from the lighthouse at Cap Ferret on 14-15 September. They
will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and
10 metres with two stations. QSL via F5KAY. [TNX F8REF]
F - Special callsign TM90KOB will be in use on 14-27 September to
celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Radio Club de l'Aube
(F5KOB). Activity on the HF bands CW, SSB and digital modes, as
well as on the VHF bands SSB and FM. QSL via F5KOB. [TNX F8REF]
F - The Association des Radioamateurs des Cotes d'Armor will be active
as TM6BRE from Brehat Island (EU-074) on 28-29 September. They
expect to be QRV with three stations on 40, 80, 20, 15, 10, 6 and
2 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via F4EUG. [TNX F8REF]
FR - Willi, DJ7RJ will be active as FR/DJ7RJ from Reunion Island
(AF-016) from 28 September to 2 November. He will operate CW and
SSB on 160-10 metres, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via home
call. [TNX AA1M]
G - October 2014 will mark the 90th anniversary of the first radio
transmissions from Great Britain to New Zealand (see ZM90DX
below). In preparation for these celebrations, the special call
GB2NZ ( will be operational on 5-25 October this
year. Activity will be predominantly on 80 metres. QSL via M0OXO
(preferably through the OQRS at [TNX G3SJJ]
H4 - Bernard, DL2GAC will be active again as H44MS from Honiara
(OC-047), Solomon Islands from 3 October to 26 November. Hermann,
DL2NUD will be along operating EME as H44HP until mid-November
(possibly with a side trip to Vanuatu with activity as YJ9HP). QSL
via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL2GAC]
HP - Special event station HP500OP will be active on 20-30 September
from Panama to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of
the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa. QSL via HP1RCP (direct
with SAE: "no IRCs, no Green Stamps, no eQSL, no bureau").
I - Look for IQ7IA to be active from Isola Traversa, Pedagne Islands
(EU-091) on 14-15 September. QSL direct only. [TNX DX Coffee]
I - ARI La Spezia will be active again as IP1T from Tino Island
(EU-083) from around 8 UTC on 21 September until around 14 UTC on
the 22nd. They will be QRV on the HF bands, as well as on 70 and
144 MHz. QSL via IZ5JLF. Nice photo galleries of this year's
previous two operations (27-28 July and 17-18 August) can be found
JD1_oga- Koji, JI1LET will be active as JD1BOI from Chichijima (AS-031),
Ogasawara from 25 October to 3 November. He will operate SSB, CW
and RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX
JW - Rene, DL2JRM and Netti, DO6XX will be active as JW/homecalls from
Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 20-23 September. Expect
JW/DL2JRM to focus on the SAC CW Contest (21-22 September), while
JW/DO6XX will operate SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls, direct or
by the bureau. [TNX]
ON - Between 1873 and 1934 more than two million European emigrants
left via Antwerp for the US on board the Red Star Line's ocean
liners. Special callsign ON70REDSTAR will be activated from 21
September to 21 October to celebrate the opening of the Red Star
Line Museum in Antwerp. QSL via ON4OSA.
OZ - Bernd, DL8AAV will be active as OZ0AV from Laeso Island (EU-088)
on 16-28 September. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or bureau. [TNX]
SM - Fred, SM7DAY will be active again as SM7DAY/p from Senoren Island
(EU-138) on 14-21 September. He plans to operate CW, SSB, PSK and
maybe SSTV on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
SV - Martin, DB4BJ will be active as SV8/DB4BJ from Kerkyra/Corfu
(EU-052) on 18-29 September. He will operate PSK and SSB on 20-10
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV - Eugene, RD8X will be travelling to Greece on a business trip
between late September and early October. He plans to be QRV in
his spare time as SV8/RD8X from Santorini Island (EU-067) on 25-28
September and from Paros Island (EU-067) on 28-30 September, and
as SV9/RD8X from Crete (EU-015) from 30 September to 2 October. He
will operate CW on 40 metres and up. [TNX RD8X]
SV9 - Uli, DJ9XB will be active holiday style as SW9XB from Crete
(EU-015) from 21 September to 5 October. He will participate in
the CQ WW RTTY Contest on 15 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW.
T8 - Masashi, JL1FUQ will be active as T88GJ from Koror (OC-009), Palau
on 20-24 September. He plans to be QRV on 6 metres (50130 kHz) and
on the high bands (20-10 metres) SSB, and possibly AM, PSK31 and
RTTY. QSL via JL1FUQ, direct or bureau.
VE - Mike, VY0BRR aka VE2XB (, who is based on
Dorset Island (NA-156), will be active from Qikiqtarjuaq
(Broughton Island, NA-130) on 23-27 September. Mike says he will
concentrate his efforts on 40 and 80 metres CW and SSB "in the
evenings as work permits". QSL via VE2XB, direct or bureau. [TNX
VK9L - Tomas, VK2CCC will be active in his spare time as VK9LL from Lord
Howe (OC-004) on 22-29 September. He will focus on 160 and 80
metres. QSL via VK2CCC, direct or bureau.
W - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (NA-143) on 13-15 September. He usually operates CW only on
40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
W - Allen KB3WEY, along with his father Mike KA6DLN and twin sister
Lizzie KB3WIA, will be active as KB3WEY/p from Assateague Island
(NA-139) on 18-22 September. They will operate SSB and digital
modes on 40-6 metres. QSL via KB3WEY (direct, LoTW and eQSL). [TNX]
W - Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Collins Radio Company, the
Collins Radio Club stations will be conducting a special event
operation on 21-23 and 28-30 September. Planned to be active are
W0CXX and N0CXX (Cedar Rapids, IA), W5ROK (Richardson, TX), W4CRC
(Melbourne, FL) and W6CXX (Tustin, CA). For all stations QSL via
N3SL. Further information at [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
XE - Special event station XE3IARU will be active on 19-29 September
during the IARU Region II General Assembly to be held in Cancun,
Quintana Roo, Mexico. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau,
direct QSL via DL6KAC. [TNX The Daily DX]
XU - Alex, M6CFW will be active "semi-holiday style" as XU7AEU from
Cambodia on 24-28 September. He will operate mainly PSK31 PSK63 on
10 and 20 metres, but will try other modes and bands if time and
equipment permit. QSL via M6CFW (direct), eQSL and LoTW. He will
upload his log to Club Log at the end of the trip.
YB - The YE5R activity from Anambas (OC-108), originally scheduled for
15-20 September, has been postponed to 18-22 October. According to
the entry on, the operators will be YB4IR and a team from
the Riau Islands Province's regional branch of ORARI.
YB - Ina, YD1NAA will be in Tanjung Balai Karimun on Karimun Besar
Island (OC-075) for two months during a work assignment starting
on 14 September. She will bring her rig and antenna and plans to
operate mostly CW as YD1NAA/5. Her license class allows her to
operate CW and SSB on 40 and 80 metres, and CW only on 15 and 10
metres. QSL for both YD1NAA and YD1NAA/5 via W2FB. [TNX W2FB]
ZL - 1923 and 1924 marked the zenith of long distance communication
records culminating on 18 October 1924 on 80 metres with the first
trans-world contact between Frank Bell (Z4AA) in Shag Valley, New
Zealand and 18-year-old Cecil Goyder (G2SZ) in London. The Kiwi DX
Group will commemorate this event (and the many other ZL firsts
that occurred ninety years ago) with the special callsign ZM90DX,
which will be in use between 1 October 2013 to 31 October 2014 on
all bands (1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz and beyond) and modes. All
operations will take place from New Zeland, NOT from ZL9! QSL via
M0OXO. Further details can be found at [TNX ZL3NB]

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR ---> Fusao, JR3CNQ and Takeshi, JS6RRR (JI3DST) will be
active as 9V1/JR3CNQ and 9V1/JS6RRR from Singapore (AS-019) on 20-21
September and again for a few hours on the 23rd. On 21-23 September they
will operate as 9M2/JR3CNQ and 9M2/JS6RRR from West Malaysia. They will be
QRV on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via home calls. [TNX JI3DST]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The August 2013 issue is now available for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

AMSTERDAM 2014 ---> "Essentially all the FT5ZM team's equipment is now in
hand and at the Atlanta staging area or undergoing final testing in
preparation for shipment to Atlanta", K0IR reported on 10 September. While
"the Amsterdam Island DXpedition team's progress continues unabated", a
major milestone occurred when the team made their initial payment (NZD
175,000) for the charter of the ship. "Our next payment is due in December,
so like all major DXpeditions of this magnitude, we will feel the cash flow
crunch shortly. We are hoping you can support us up front when we need the
money and help us make Amsterdam a memorable DXpedition. If you've
supported us, we greatly appreciate it. If you have not yet done so, please
consider helping us now". More information on the DXpedition budget can be
found at
"Let's assume we are on the air for 14 days", K4UEE says. "That equates to
20,160 minutes on the air. If our budget is $400,000 (not including
operator travel costs to Perth and back), then our time on the air costs
$19.84 per minute. Assume we make 100,000 QSOs, (a worthy goal for a #4
'most-needed'). The cost per QSO works out to $4.00". The DXpedition
operators will pay about half of that, but "our sponsors including DX
Foundations, DX Clubs and individual DXers worldwide need to pay the
remainder. So, when deciding not if, but how much support you will offer
FT5ZM, ask yourself: How many QSOs am I going to make? How important are
those QSOs to me?"

GREEK TELEGRAPHY CLUB CUP ---> The 3rd Greek Telegraphy Club CW Cup will
take place from 12 UTC on 5 October until 12 UTC on the 6th. Full details
can be found at [TNX

P29VNX ---> The 8-13 September operation from Lissenung Island (OC-008)
[425DXN 1161] by Akira, JA1NLX (P29VNX) has been cancelled due to flight

QSL 5A1AL ---> Abubaker Alzway, 5A1AL (DL1AL) says that his stay in Libya
has been extended. All of the QSL cards that have already been sent to his
address in Germany will be forwarded to him via air mail "until 15
September 2013". His current address for QSLling is P.O. Box 6279, Tripoli,
Libya: send only your card and a SAE, return postage to be paid via PayPal
(please email elzo71[@] for PayPal account details).

QSL 9M2PJU ---> Effective immediately, the new QSL route for 9M2PJU is via
K2AU (direct). "I will not reply any QSL cards received from MARTS bureau",
Piju says, "but I will confirm QSOs on LoTW".

QSL YD9RQX/P ---> Steve, W2FB reports that he will be the QSL manager for
YD9RQX/p (OC-275). Steve will not use any OQRS for this operation: YD9RQX
"needs QSL cards to upgrade to the next license class", and so Steve would
like "to get as many cards as possible from as many countries as possible".

QSL VIA NR6M ---> Rex is the new QSL manager for contacts made with either
VK4SWE and VK4EI (Lyn on Sweers Island, OC-227). "I am starting the process
of converting all the logs from paper to computer", he says. "There are a
lot so this will take a little time". Direct cards should be sent to Rex
Turvin, 18040 W Banning Street, Casa Grande AZ 85193, USA.

+ SILENT KEYS + The Amateur Radio Society of Kenya reports the tragic news
of the untimely passing of Jagjeet Singh Virdee (5Z4GB/5H3JS), who was
killed on 30 August in an attack by an armed gang at his home in Kericho.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4A8DMR, 5W0M, 6O3A, 7O6T, 8R1AK,
9J2QQV, 9L1X, 9M2FB (AS-074), A41MX, BP0A (AS-103), CR5OIT, DL0IL,
DU1/JA1PBV (OC-175), E51JD, EG3INT/7 (EU-152), EI0LHL, F4BKV/P (EU-148,
EU-058 and EU-070), FG5FR, FH5EJ, FO5RH (OC-066), FS/K9EL, HC2AO, HC2IWM/8
(SA-004), HC3/DL5YWM (SA-034), HD8A, HI3B, HS0ZGQ, HV0A, J28AA, K6VVA/KL7
(NA-050 and NA-152), K6VVA/VE7 (NA-091), KG4RX, LA5O (EU-076), LU5FF, N4OW
VP8LP, VR2KF, WP4NFL, XZ1Z, YB0D (OC-177), YB8XM/p (OC-271), YE6N (OC-161),




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