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Friday, January 31, 2014

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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