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Friday, January 31, 2014

Monthly DX Report 01.02.2014 - 28.02.2014

24.01.201415.02.20143B8 Jean-Paul, HB9ARY. QSL via NI5DX.
10.02.201418.02.20143B9 Rodrigues Island (AF-017) by Eric, OE4AAC.
15.02.201402.03.20143W Toshi, JA8BMK.
02.02.201413.02.20145H Alfredo, IK7JWX and HB9DHG, I8LWL, IK6JRI, IS0AGY, IV3FSG and IZ6JOD. 5I0AM, 5I0WL and 5H3AN will be the call signs from Zanzibar Island (AF-032).
28.01.201418.02.20145H Sam, F6AML, will once again be on another IOTA tour and will be QRV from the following Tanzanian islands: Zanzibar Island (AF-032), Mafia Island (AF-054), Kilwa Kisiwani Island (AF-074) and Songo Songo Island (AF-074) and Karange Island or Yambe Island (AF-087).
25.02.201416.03.20145X Alan, G3XAQ.
11.02.201416.02.20147P Ewald, DK3ID/OE8IDK.
12.02.201424.02.20148Q Kasimir, DL2SBY.
31.12.201303.02.20149M2 Penang Island (AS-015) by Richard, PA0RRS.
24.02.201407.03.2014A3 Tongatapu Island (OC-049) and Vava'u Island (OC-064) by Klaus-Dieter/DK1AX and Heidi/DK1MA.
31.01.201404.02.2014A5 Sergio/PP5JR, Fernanda/PU5FDA, Eduardo/PU5FJR, Bia/PU5BIA and Zorro/JH1AJT. QSL via PP5VB.
23.02.201428.02.2014CE Guafo Island (SA-018) by members of the "Radio Club Provincial Llanquihue" (CE7LL).
06.02.201409.02.2014CN Ruggero, IK2PZC.
06.02.201409.02.2014CN Ruggero, IK2PZC.
21.02.201426.02.2014CX Timoteo Dominguez Island (SA-057) by members of the Radio Club Uruguayo and the Uruguay DX Group. QSL via ON5NT.
31.01.201402.02.2014CX Lighthouse Rincon del Bonete by the Radiogrupo Sur. QSL direct to CX2ABC.
20.02.201406.03.2014FG Gildas, F6HMQ.
20.01.201402.02.2014FG Guadeloupe (NA-102) by Jean-Claude "Jean", FG8NY. QSL via F6ICG.
28.01.201425.03.2014FG Guadeloupe (NA-102) by Jean-Pierre, F6ITD.
18.02.201426.02.2014FK Yoshi, JE2EHP.
08.02.201422.02.2014FM Yves/F5GN and Francoise/F4BMR. QSL via F5GN.
05.02.201417.02.2014FR Reunion Island (AF-016) by members from the F6KOP Radio Club.
24.02.201403.03.2014FS St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) by John/KB8RJ and Christina/WD8KUR.
24.02.201403.03.2014FS St. Martin Island (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) by John/KB8RJ and Christina/WD8KUR.
15.01.201420.02.2014FT_Z Amsterdam Island by K0IR, 9V1YC, EY8MM, FM5CD, HK1R, K4UEE, K9CT, LA6VM, N4GRN, N6HC, VE3EJ, VE7CT, W6IZT and WB9Z.
19.01.201410.02.2014HC Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD.
06.02.201418.02.2014HR John, NO7B.
08.02.201413.02.2014I Lampedusa Island (AF-019) by Gerhard, OE3GEA.
06.02.201418.02.2014J3 Ulf, DL5AXX.
29.01.201407.02.2014J7 Dominica (NA-101) by John, AD8J.
21.02.201410.03.2014J7 Dominica (NA-101) by Brian, K1LI.
10.02.201417.02.2014KP2 Ed/K1ZE, Bob/W1EQ and Jay/W1UJ.
21.02.201423.02.2014LU Martin Garcia Island (SA-055) by Carlos, LU8DCH.
31.01.201402.02.2014OX Greenland (NA-018, OZFF-006) by Bjorn, OZ5BD. QSL via OZ0J.
07.02.201409.03.2014PJ4 Stan, WS5K.
22.02.201416.03.2014PJ7 Sint Maarten (NA-105) by Tom, AA9A.
01.02.201413.02.2014S9 Principe Island (AF-044) by Giovanni/IK5BCM, Giuseppe/IK5CBE and Giovanni/IK5CRH. QSL via IK5CRH.
26.01.201405.02.2014TY Wim, ON6DX.
21.01.201417.02.2014V4 St. Kitts (NA-104) by Tony, N3ME.
21.01.201405.02.2014V4 Bernie, W3UR.
19.02.201425.03.2014V4 St. Kitts (NA-104) by John, W5JON.
04.02.201414.02.2014V7 Majuro Atoll (OC-029) by Bill, N6MW.
04.02.201414.02.2014V7 Majuro Atoll (OC-029) by Bill, N6MW. QSL via M0URX.
03.02.201410.02.2014VK Kangaroo Island (OC-139, WLOTA 0869) by Andy, VK5MAV.
25.02.201421.03.2014XU John, KF0RQ.
07.02.201414.02.2014YB Tidore Island (OC-145) by Imam, YB4IR.
29.01.201401.02.2014YB Lembeh Island (OC-236, LH 2516) by Din, YB8RW. QSL via YB9BU.
24.02.201411.03.2014ZD8 Ascension Island (AF-003) by Werner, DJ9KH.
19.01.201401.02.2014ZF Bruce/K0BJ and Phil/N0KE.
Print overview

ARLP005 Propagation de K7RA

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 5 ARLP005
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA January 31, 2014
To all radio amateurs

ARLP005 Propagation de K7RA

Another week of solar ambiguity, with sunspot numbers down, but
solar flux up. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 113.3 to
101.4, but average daily solar flux moved from 133.4 to 142.9. Both
solar flux and sunspot number moved up from January 29-30, solar
flux from 156.4 to 160.5, and sunspot number from 96 to 112. It is
encouraging to see the X-ray background flux move from the B to the
C range over the past 4 days. You can see the daily background flux

The latest prediction has solar flux at 165 and 170 on January 31
and February 1, 175 on February 2-3, 165 on February 4, 160 on
February 5-7, then 150, 140 and 135 on February 8-10, 125 on
February 11-15, 130 on February 16-20, then 135 and 145 on February
21-22, and 160 on February 23-24.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on January 31 through February 6, 8
on February 7-8, 5 on February 9-16, 8 on February 17, 5 on February
18-23, then 10, 18 and 8 on February 24-26.

The latest prediction for solar flux and planetary A index is from
January 30, when it did something odd. Both forecasts reverted back
to exactly the same values as the January 26 forecast after a
revision that lasted several days, beginning January 27. You can see
the forecasts at

OK1HH predicts geomagnetic conditions as quiet on January 31, mostly
quiet February 1, quiet to unsettled February 2-3, mostly quiet
February 4-5, quiet February 6, mostly quiet February 7, quiet to
active February 8, mostly quiet February 9-10, quiet February 11,
mostly quiet February 12, quiet February 13-15, quiet to unsettled
February 16-18, quiet February 19-20, quiet to unsettled February
21, quiet February 22, there is no prediction for February 23, and
quiet to active conditions February 24-25.

We are only missing a single day's data for calculating the 3-month
moving average of sunspot numbers, but it looks like it will be
around the same value as last month's average, which was 123.7.
This figure was only higher way back in the 3-month period ending in
February 2003, which was 128.9. All subsequent values over the past
11 years have been lower. The actual numbers will appear in next
week's bulletin.

John Jones, N0JK commented on the report from Scott Bidstrup,
TI3/W7RI in last week's Propagation Forecast Bulletin, mentioning at
"big F2 opening in December."

John says, "Scott was probably referring to the big F2 opening on 6
meters in November. No big F2 openings in December and so far in
January. Pickings slim here in Kansas, too. Did have good meteor
scatter January 3 for the Quadrantids peak. I worked K5N EL08 on 6
meter SSB via meteors."

Chip Margelli, K7JA reports from Garden Grove, California: "I worked
FT5ZM on Sunday night, January 26 at about 6:25 PM local time (0225
UTC January 27) on 10 meters, beaming over Australia. From out here,
that is the short path to Amsterdam Island, and because there was no
competition from the usual hordes of eastern U.S. stations, it was
an easy QSO with 200 Watts and my 7-element OP-DES Yagi. Their
signal peaked at S7 on my S-meter at times over the following two

"There used to be a 10-meter beacon on Amsterdam Island, and two
solar cycles ago I heard it often."

Jeff Hartley, N8II of Shepherdstown, West Virginia reports: "The
FT5ZM DXpedition on Amsterdam Island has been pounding the airwaves
since the January 26 and pile ups still seem somewhere between big
and enormous whenever they are audible here. My beam heading to
there is 94 degrees and distance is 11,113 miles making Amsterdam
the most distant DXCC country from here. Their sunrise is just about
2400Z and sunset is about 1420Z per

"My first two QSOs with FT5ZM were on 20 meters short path and
relatively easy. Their signal was about S7-9 at 2200Z Sunday evening
and I tried for maybe 10 minutes on 20 CW with no luck. Then a
second listen at 0110Z was unbelievable with the CW station pounding
in at 15-25 dB over S9 on my 5 element Yagi. I can never remember a
signal near the same distance so loud, but the VKs are S9+20 dB at
times on 20 at a distance of about 10,500 miles to VK6.

"The 20 meter phone signal was down 10-15 dB from CW, but it was
pretty easy to get though the other bands have been tough. I finally
was able to log them on 40 through 10 meters. The morning of the
January 27 featured very good prop on 10 meters with their signal
about S7 here; around 1530Z, I gave up as their 10 meter CW station
had faded to below S5. Done for the day? No, a check at 1600 and the
signal was back up to peaking S9 and after a bit of a struggle I
made it through.

"Despite reasonable but weaker signals than on 10 meters, 12 and 15
meters were impossible for me. On the January 28 the K index was up
and propagation on 15 meters and higher was down here. However,
their 17 meter phone signal was S7 with some flutter on my simple
delta loop and I made it through thanks to the operator's call for
NA only.

"Their signal at first on 12 meter phone was inaudible but finally
came up to about S4 and thanks to their good operator and not too
big of a pile up (due to weak signal) I made it through. The
strangest propagation was Wednesday morning on 15 CW. About 1300Z,
their signal peaked about S6 beaming 30 degrees, nearly polar with
the direct path signal only about S2. Later, they were working NA
only on 15 CW at 1545Z peaking then about 50-60 degrees at S8, and I
finally made a QSO.

"Their low band signals have varied quite a bit from night to night
and I have never heard them above about S5-6. On 40 with the quad
loop they have been weak more often than expected. Finally on
Thursday evening I made it through on 40 and 30 meters with their
signal peaking S7-8 on both bands after their sunrise with the 40
meter contact about 75 minutes after their sunrise. There has been
some morning long path propagation on 30 and 20, but activity is
limited. It also seems that their best high band signals on 17
through 10 meters are after their sunset, but 15 opens around our
sunrise. As I write this note, they are S8 on 20 phone at 0200Z with
plenty of callers still.

"Also interesting to note was the very high QRN at summer levels on
the low bands the night of January 21 when the temp here was in the
teens! The storms of the Atlantic coast farther south caused the

"Propagation was very poor to EU early the first night of the CQWW
160M contest, but HD2A and CE1/K7CA were loud and easy to work with
100W around 0200Z. Family health problems prevented any activity on
Saturday evening. Quite a few locals worked over 25 DXCC countries
per their reports."

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at,

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page at For an explanation of the
numbers used in this bulletin, see
propagation bulletins is at
information and tutorials on propagation are at

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at

Sunspot numbers for January 23 through 29 were 121, 150, 102, 109,
62, 70, and 96, with a mean of 101.4. 10.7 cm flux was 136.3, 135.5,
133.2, 137.9, 143.9, 157.2, and 156.4, with a mean of 142.9.
Estimated planetary A indices were 6, 5, 6, 6, 4, 5, and 7, with a
mean of 5.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3,
and 6, with a mean of 3.7.

01 February 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1187
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B9    - Eric, OE4AAC will  be  active  holiday  style  as  3B9/OE4AAC  from
         Rodrigues Island (AF-017) on 10-18 February. He will  operate  only
         CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  Logsearch  on  Club  Log.
         [TNX NG3K]
3C0    - Elmo, EA5BYP will be active as 3C0BYP (new callsign)  from  Annobon
         Island (AF-039) from 26 February to 8 March. He will  operate  SSB,
         RTTY and some CW. His contact point for "suggestions  or  requests"
         will be OD5NJ. QSL via EA5BYP.  Before/after  Annobon,  Elmo  might
         also be QRV  as  3C4BYP  from  Bioko  Island  (AF-010),  Equatorial
5B     - Alessandro, IZ4AMS and Fabio, IK2LTR will be active  holiday  style
         as 5B/IZ4AMS and 5B/IK2LTR from Cyprus (AS-004) on  5-12  February.
         They will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY  on  30-10  metres,  and  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest  as  single  operator  LP
         entrants on 20 and 15 metres  respectively.  QSL  via  home  calls.
         [TNX DX Coffee]
5H     - Maurizio,  IK2GZU  will be  active again as  5H3MB  from  Ilembula,
         Tanzania from 14 March to 11 April, while doing volunteer work  for
         the local mission. QSL via IK2GZU and LoTW. Log search and OQRS for
         direct and bureau cards at
7P     - Ewald, DK3ID  will  be  active  as  7P8ID  from  Lesotho  on  11-16
         February. He will be QRV on 40-6  metres  SSB.  QSL  via  DK3ID  or
         OE8IDK. [TNX NG3K]
8Q     - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active as 8Q7KB from the Maldives  (AS-013)
         on 12-24 February. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY  on 30-10  metres.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau, logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club
9M2    - Taking  part  in  the  Chinese  New  Year  Cultural  and   Heritage
         Celebration, special event callsign 9M4CNY  will  be  active  on  2
         February  from  Penang  Island  (AS-015),  West  Malaysia.   Expect
         operations on 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB,  from  7  to  16  UTC.  QSL
         direct (see
BY     - Zhang, BA3AX and Lu, BD3AEO will be active as BA3AX/3 and  BD3AEO/3
         from Yuetuo Island (AS-134) on 21-24 March. They  plan  to  operate
         CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 20, 17 and 15 metres.  QSLs  via  BA3AX,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX BA3AX]
CE     - A large group of Chilean operators will  be  active  as  XR2T  from
         Isla Damas (SA-086) on 16-20 April. They will operate CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via XQ4CW.
FP     - Al, W6HGF ( will be active  as
         FP/W6HGF from Miquelon Island (NA-032) on 7-18  February.  He  will
         be QRV on 160-10 metres, and his operation "will focus on  digital,
         mostly RTTY, including entry into the CQ WW WPX  RTTY  Contest,  as
         well as a presence in the ARRL International DX  Contest  CW".  QSL
         via W6HGF (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW.
HL     - DS2GOO, DS4DBF, DS4NYE, HL1OYF and HL1VAU will be active  as  D70LW
         from Anmyon Island (AS-080) on 8-9 February for the CQ WW WPX  RTTY
         Contest. QSL via DS4NYE. [TNX NG3K]
I      - Gerhard, OE3GEA will be active holiday  style  as  IG9/OE3GEA  from
         Lampedusa Island (AF-019) on 8-13  February.  He  will  operate  CW
         only. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
J3     - Ulf, DL5AXX will be active as J38XX from Grenada on 6-18  February,
         including an entry in the  ARRL  CW  Contest.  QSL  via  home  call
         (logsearch and OQRS on [TNX NG3K]
J8     - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition  group,  which  specializes
         in 100 watt or less low power radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable
         antenna systems, will be  active  from  Bequia  (NA-025)  on  10-18
         February.  J8/K8EAB,  J8/KB9AVO,  J8/KC4VG,   J8/W3FF,    J8/W6HFP,
         J8/W7ZT, J8/WG0AT and J8/WZ1P will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  digital
         modes;  there  will  be  fixed  operations  as  well  as   portable
         operations from various points on the island. [TNX DX World]
LY     - Celebrating the Act of Independence of Lithuania (16 February 1918)
         Sam, LY5W will be active as LY16W on 1-28 February.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX LY5W]
PJ5    - Jeff, K5WE and Erik, N5WR will be active as PJ5/K5WE  and  PJ5/N5WR
         from Sint Eustatius (NA-145) from 5  February  until  the  16th  at
         least, as they will participate in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.  They
         will operate mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY  on  all  bands.  QSL
         via home calls. [TNX DX World]
V7     - Bill,  N6MW  (  has  postponed
         his 4-14 February activity as V73MW from Majuro,  Marshall  Islands
         [425DXN 1186]. This is "due to a  last  minute  email  notice  from
         another operator who says he is doing  a  similar  but  unannounced
         DXPed to V7 Feb 1-18, followed by an unsuccessful  negotiation  for
         cooperation". [TNX DX World]
VK     - Craig, VK5CE  will be  active  as  VK5CE/8   from  Bathurst  Island
         (OC-173) on 26-29 August. This IOTA group has  not  been  activated
         since 1999. He will be QRV mainly on 20 and  15  metres,  but  will
         also spend some time on 12m (SSB and digital)  and  30m  (digital).
         Bookmark for updates. "The less  rare
         but still needed Granite Island (OC-228)" is in Craing's plans  for
         this year as well.
VK9L   - A large group of operators from  the  Lagunaria  DX  Group  (namely
         DL5XL, DL6FBL, DL8OH, DL8WPX, SP5XVY  and  VK2IA)  will  be  active
         from  Lord  Howe  Island  (OC-004)  on  13-29  October,   including
         participation in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They plan to have  eight
         fully  equipped  HF  stations.  Bookmark  for
         further information and updates. [TNX DL1MGB]
VP2V  -  Look   for  Bogdan  VP2V/SP2FUD,  Kazik  VP2V/SP6AXW,  Leszek VP2V/
         SP6CIK, Janusz VP2V/SP9FIH and Robert VP2V/SP9WZS to be active from
         Anegada, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) from 19  March to 1 April.
         They will operate SSB, CW and  RTTY  on  160-6 metres. QSL via home
         calls. Further information on
VU4    - Krish, W4VKU has been granted permission to operate  as  VU4K  from
         Port Blair, Andaman Islands (AS-001) on 15-30 March.  He  plans  to
         be QRV "around 23 March" to the  30th,  with  activity  on  the  HF
         bands SSB and RTTY. QSL via W4VKU (OQRS on Club Log).
YB     - According  to  the  information  posted  on,  YB8HZ/p  and
         YB8BRI/p are currently active from Ternate Island (OC-145) until  7
         February. QSL direct to YB8BRI. Imam, YB4IR will  in  his  turn  be
         active as YB4IR/8 from Ternate on 5-7  February,  and  from  Tidore
         Island (OC-145)  [425DXN  1185]  on  8-11  February.  He  plans  to
         operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home  call,  direct  or
         bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW.
ZD8    - Werner,  DJ9KH  will  be  active  as  ZD8D  from  Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) from 24 February to 11 March, including an  entry  in  the
         ARRL DX SSB Contest. He plans to operate mainly CW with a focus  on
         160-40  metres.  QSL  via  DL9HO,  direct  or  bureau   (OQRS    on, and LoTW. On 19-21 February he might be  active  from
         St Helena (ZD7).
ZL7    - Franz, OE2SNL  will  be  active  as  ZL7/OE2SNL  from  the  Chatham
         Islands (OC-038) on 13-26 March. He will operate  CW  and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct only before 1 June  (on  15
         June all of the remaining QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via
         the bureau).  See for logsearch  and
         further information at [TNX NG3K]

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

160 METRES IN PORTUGAL ---> Amateur radio operators in  Portugal  have  been
granted temporary use of the extended 160m band  segment  1850-2000  kHz  to
participate in several contests during 2014: the CQ  WW  160  Meter  Contest
(CW and SSB); the ARRL International DX Contest (CW and SSB); the CQ WW  WPX
(CW and SSB);  the  King  of  Spain  Contest  (CW  and  SSB);  the  IARU  HF
Championship; the CQ WW DX Contest (CW and  SSB)  and  the  ARRL  160  Meter
Contest. [TNX CT1BOH]

BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL HF CUP ---> The  Black  Sea  International  HF  Cup,
organized by the Black Sea Contest Club, will be held on 1-2 February,  from
12 UTC on Saturady through 11.59 UTC  on  Sunday.  Complete  information  at [TNX US4LS]

CUBA & 60 METRES ---> Cuban radio amateurs have been authorized  to  operate
SSB, CW, PSK31 and PSK63 on 5418-5430 kHz, "a continuous segment of 12  kHz,
unlike other countries that allow 'channels'. Transmitting power is  limited
based on the class of license, 10 Watts for novices; 50 watts for the  rest.
It allows for up to 100 watts for all users in emergency  conditions".  [TNX

DXCC  NEWS  --->  7Z1ES  (Saudi  Arabia)  and  T6ZG   (Afghanistan,  current
operation) have been approved for DXCC credit. If you had them  rejected  in
a recent application, send a note to bmoore[@] to be placed  on  the
list for an update to your account. [TNX NC1L]

FT5ZM ---> The Amsterdam Island DXpedition team has  been  QRV  since  09.15
UTC on 26 January. The online log  (see  now  contains
46890 QSOs made with 15125 unique calls  until  12:59  UTC  on  30  January.
Please note that the only channel to pass your remarks  and  suggestions  to
the team is to contact the Pilot assigned  to  your  area  (details  on  the
DXpedition's website). Reports of incorrect or  missing  calls  in  the  log
will be ignored during the DXpedition. Keep a record  of  your  QSO  details
and contact the QSL manager after the DXpedition.

place between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013. Hundreds  of  expeditions
were carried out during this period of  time.  In  collaboration  with  RSGB
IOTA, DX World wishes to capture the intensity of  this  effort  during  the
Marathon by asking  readers  to  vote  for  their  favourite  IOTA  Marathon
DXpedition":, read
the details and cast your votes. The poll closes on 20 February.

MELLISH REEF 2014 ---> The VK9MT DXpedition to Mellish Reef is set  to  take
place bewteen 28 March and 9 April. "We are on schedule and will soon be  on
autopilot", the team reported on  26  January.  A  Global  Pilot  Team  will
manage all communication between the island team and DXers; process  details
and e-mail addresses will be published on the expedition's  website  in  due
course.  Donations  are  still  gratefully  accepted;   information  on  how
contribute can be found at

UKRAINE ---> For those who wish to support the  Ukrainian  struggle  towards
Europe, there is a free of charge award called "Ukraine is  Europe!"  -  see for the details. [TNX UR3LCM]

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial  stations  W1AW/4  from  Georgia  and
W1AW/KH6 from Hawaii to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC  on  5  February
until 23.59 UTC on the 11th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

YL WPX TROPHY ---> Sponsored by the Latvian Contest Club, the YL WPX  Trophy
is for working different YL prefixes on the HF bands. Details can  be  found
at [TNX LY5W]


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3B8/SM6GOR,  3D2C,  3D2GC,  3D2R,
3V8BB, 4J5A, 4K4K, 4U1ITU, 5A1AL,  5B4/R3CC,  5U9AMO,  5V7TH,  5W0M,  9H1GB,
9K2UU, 9U4U, 9V1YC, 9Y4VU, C21BN, C6AZZ, C82DX, CM2CCA, CO2IR,  CY0P,  DX8DX
(OC-174), E51AND, EP3PK, FK8CE, FR/DJ7RJ, FR/DK9PY,  FW0NAR,  FW5JJ,  H40FN,
H44AJ  (OC-285),  H7H,  HA800NAR,  HC2IMP,  HD2A,  HD8A,  HG0R,    HK1/K9FY,
HK7/WH6R, HL5FUA (AS-045), HR9/AI5P, HS0ZBS,  HU2DX,  IA0MZ,  IM0MA,  J75PX,
J88HL, JD1BHA, JG8NQJ/JD1, JI3DST/6 (AS-049), JX9JKA, JY5MM,  K5T  (NA-119),
K9W,  KH7M,  LU7DSY/W  (SA-065),  LU8YE,  OA4/K6ZH,   OY3JE,    P3N,  PJ4DX,
SU8N (AF-109), SW8LR, T2YY, T32LJ, T32TV, T33A, T8CW, TC0A (AS-099),  TI8II,
TN2T, TO3J, TO5PX, TR0A/p (AF-089), TX5K,  TX5RV,  V31AC,  V31LJ,  V4/DF8AN,
VK5CE/4 (OC-255), VK9/OH1VR, VK9DAC, VP2MMN,  VP2MRV,  VP2V/AA7V,  VP5/W5CW,
VU2XO, WH7Z, XT26DJ, XT2FCJ, XU7AAJ, XZ1Z, YB4IR/8 (OC-272), YB9Y  (OC-276),
YI1RZ, YJ0RK (OC-104),  YJ0TE,  YL3CW,  YL800CW,  YT1AD,  Z6/SP5JJQ,  Z68BH,


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1 February 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin

                                   No 1187
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
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PERIOD           CALL                                                   REF
till  01/02      YB8RW/p: Lembeh Island (OC-236)                       1186
till  02/02      CW5O: lighthouse Rincon del Bonete                    1186
till  02/02      TO8UFT: Guadeloupe (NA-102)                           1185
till  02/02      YF1AR/8 and YB0AI/8: Gorong Island (OC-273, new one)  1186
till  03/02      9M2MRS: Penang Island (AS-015)                        1176
till  04/02      A52JR: Bhutan                                         1186
till  04/02      W1AW/0: Minnesota                                     1186
till  04/02      W1AW/5: Texas                                         1186
till  05/02      TY1TT: Benin                                          1184
till  07/02      J79JG: Dominica (NA-101)                              1181
till  07/02      R1980M and R1980L: special callsigns                  1178
till  07/02      YB8HZ/p and YB8BRI/p: Ternate Island (OC-145)         1187
till  08/02      DP1POL: Neumayer III Station (Antarctica)             1180
till  10/02      HC1MD and HC1MD/HC2: Ecuador                          1185
till  11/02      FT5ZM: Amsterdam Island (AF-002)                      1186
till  15/02      3B8/HB9ARY: Mauritius Island (AF-049)                 1185
till  18/02      5H1Z: Tanzanian islands                               1186
till  28/02      PA530ROT: special callsign                            1186
till  February   VK0JJJ: Mawson station (Antarctica)                   1135
till  February   ZS7V: SANAE IV station (Antarctica)                   1136
till  01/03      FK8RO: New Caledonia (OC-032)                         1176
till  18/03      JG8NQJ/JD1: Minami Torishima (OC-073)                 1178
till  25/03      FG/F6ITD and TO6D: Guadeloupe (NA-102)                1186
till  31/03      Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Activity Days              1183
till  06/04      RI1ANR: Novo Runway, Antarctica                       1173
till  15/04      4S7KKG: Sri Lanka (AS-003)                            1176
till  25/04      VP8BTU: Falkland Islands (SA-002)                     1177
till  May        JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027)                           1178
till  14/08      HF0RN and HF120MK: M. Kolbe memorial stations         1181
till  14/08      SN0MMK, SN0RN, SN120MK: M. Kolbe memorial stations    1181
till  14/08      SN120MMK and SN75RN: M. Kolbe memorial stations       1181
till  August     ZD9G: Gough Island (AF-030)                           1174
till  31/10      ZM90DX: special callsign (New Zealand)                1167
till  20/11      AF1G/C6A: Andros Island (NA-001), Bahamas             1183
till  30/11      GA, MA, 2A: special prefixes (Scotland)               1184
till  31/12      CW30A and CV3D: special callsigns                     1183
till  31/12      DB50FIRAC: special event callsign                     1182
till  31/12      DJ60DXMB: special callsign                            1184
till  31/12      DL60JMZ: special event callsign                       1182
till  31/12      DQ25GRENZE: special callsign                          1184
till  31/12      LM1814: special event callsign                        1182
till  31/12      S567O: special callsign                               1185
till  31/12      W100AW: ARRL's centennial special callsign            1179
till  31/12      YT0PUPIN: special callsign                            1183
till  December   5Z4/LA4GHA: Kenya                                     1145
till  December   6O0LA: Somalia                                        1145
till  December   D2SG: Angola                                          1184
till  01/02/2015 RI1ANC: Vostok Station, Antarctica                    1173
till  Feb   2015 DP0GVN: Neumayer III Station (Antarctica)             1180
till  Feb   2015 RI1ANT: Mirny Station, Antarctica                     1173
01/02-12/02      S9TF: Principe Island (AF-044)                        1177
01/02-23/02      TM11AAW: special callsign (France)                    1183
01/02-28/02      HF0A: special callsign (Poland)                       1186
01/02-28/02      LY16W: special callsign                               1187
01/02-28/02      LZ1950SAS: special callsign                           1184
01/02-31/01/2015 D8A: Jang Bogo Station, Antarctica                    1186
02/02            9M4CNY: Penang Island (AS-015)                        1187
02/02-13/02      5I0DX, 5I0AM, 5I0WL, 5H3AN: Zanzibar Island (AF-032)  1184
03/02-10/02      VK5MAV/p: Kangaroo Island (OC-139)                    1183
05/02-07/02      YB4IR/8: Ternate Island (OC-145)                      1187
05/02-12/02      5B/IZ4AMS and 5B/IK2LTR: Cyprus (AS-004)              1187
05/02-16/02      PJ5/K5WE and PJ5/N5WR: Sint Eustatius (NA-145)        1187
06/02-09/02      5C2P: Morocco                                         1183
06/02-16/02      TO7CC: Reunion Island (AF-016)                        1186
06/02-18/02      J38XX: Grenada                                        1187
08/02-24/02      TO4YL: Martinique (NA-107)                            1185
07/02-18/02      FP/W6HGF: Miquelon Island (NA-032)                    1187
08/02-09/02      D70LW: Anmyon Island (AS-080)                         1187
08/02-11/02      YB4IR/8: Ternate Island (OC-145)                      1187
08/02-13/02      IG9/OE3GEA: Lampedusa Island (AF-019)                 1187
10/02-18/02      3B9/OE4AAC: Rodrigues Island (AF-017)                 1187
10/02-18/02      J8/K8EAB and J8/KB9AVO: Bequia (NA-025)               1187
10/02-18/02      J8/KC4VG and J8/W3FF: Bequia (NA-025)                 1187
10/02-18/02      J8/W6HFP and J8/W7ZT: Bequia (NA-025)                 1187
10/02-18/02      J8/WG0AT and J8/WZ1P: Bequia (NA-025)                 1187
11/02-16/02      7P8ID: Lesotho                                        1187
12/02-24/02      8Q7KB: Maldives (AS-013)                              1187
15/02-02/03      XV2BM: Vietnam                                        1184
15/02-04/03      II3CV: special callsign                               1184
21/02-23/02      LU8DCH/D: Isla Martin Garcia (SA-055)                 1185
21/02-26/02      CW5F: Timoteo Dominguez Island (SA-057)               1185
24/02-07/03      A35AX: Tongatapu (OC-049) and Vava'u (OC-064)         1179
24/02-11/03      ZD8D: Ascension Island (AF-003)                       1187
26/02-08/03      3C0BYP: Annobon Island (AF-039)                       1187
February         FK8RO/p: Mare Island (OC-033)                         1185
February         ZZ80xx: special callsigns                             1186
01/03-11/03      VK9X/K7CO: Christmas Island (OC-002)                  1184
01/03-31/03      LZ1246SIT: special callsign                           1184
13/03-26/03      ZL7/OE2SNL: Chatham Islands (OC-038)                  1187
14/03-17/03      XF1T: Isla Cocinas (NA-189)                           1175
14/03-11/04      5H3MB: Tanzania                                       1187
15/03-30/03      VU4K: Andaman Islands (AS-001)                        1187
19/03-01/04      VP2V/SP2FUD and VP2V/SP6AXW: Br. Virgin Isls (NA-023) 1187
19/03-01/04      VP2V/SP6CIK and VP2V/SP9FIH: Br. Virgin Isls (NA-023) 1187
19/03-01/04      VP2V/SP9WZS: British Virgin Islands (NA-023)          1187
21/03-24/03      BA3AX/3 and BD3AEO/3: Yuetuo Island (AS-134)          1187
25/03-31/03      MS0OXE: Isle of Tiree (EU-008)                        1185
26/03-02/04      YF1AR/8 and YB3MM/8: Pulau Wangiwangi (OC-219)        1185
28/03-09/04      VK9MT: Mellish Reef (OC-072)                          1187
01/04-30/04      LZ1808SNS: special callsign                           1184
16/04-20/04      XR2T: Isla Damas (SA-086)                             1187
April            YW0A: Aves Island (NA-020)                            1186
01/05-31/05      LZ1555WNS: special callsign                           1184
15/05-25/05      FY/F8FUA and FY/F5UOW: Ile Royale (SA-020)            1185
01/06-30/06      LZ1816PAS: special callsign                           1184
01/07-31/07      LZ1810PPW: special callsign                           1184
01/08-31/08      LZ1680MTS: special callsign                           1184
26/08-29/08      VK5CE/8: Bathurst Island (OC-173)                     1187
01/09-30/09      LZ37MP: special callsign                              1184
01/10-31/10      LZ1375IKA: special callsign                           1184
13/10-29/10      VK9L: Lord Howe Island (OC-004)                       1187
30/10-10/11      Tromelin Island (AF-031)                              1186
01/11-30/11      LZ1164SIM: special callsign                           1184
01/12-31/12      LZ1784SMH: special callsign                           1184
January     2015 VK0EK: Heard Island                                   1181
Sep-Oct     2015 ZD9TT: Tristan da Cunha (AF-029)                      1181


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