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Friday, January 24, 2014

25 January 2014                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1186
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Sam, F6AML will be active again in his  spare  time  as  5H1Z  from
         Tanzanian islands (IOTA groups AF-032, AF-054, AF-074  and  AF-087)
         between 28 January and 18 February. He will operate CW and  SSB  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX Coffee]
A5     - Sergio PP5JR and his family (his  wife  Fernanda  PU5FDA,  his  son
         Eduardo PU5FJR and his daughter Bia PU5BIA, both teenagers),  along
         with Zorro JH1AJT, will be active as  A52JR  from  Bhutan  from  31
         January to 4 February. They will operate SSB only.  QSL  via  PP5VB
         and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
CX     - Radiogrupo Sur will be active  as  CW5O  (  from
         the lighthouse Rincon del Bonete from 31  January  to  2  February.
         QSL direct to CX2ABC. [TNX CX2ABC]
FG     - Jean-Pierre, F6ITD  will  be  active  as  FG/F6ITD  and  TO6D  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 28 January to 25 March. He will be QRV  on
         SSB and digital modes  from  two  locations,  Basse  Terre  and  La
         Desirade. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  Logsearch
         on Club Log.
HL_ant - Lee, DS4NMJ will be at the new  "Jang  Bogo"  research  station  at
         Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica between 1 February and 31 January  2015.
         He plans to be QRV on the HF bands as D8A and to operate mainly  CW
         with some SSB and RTTY. QSL via HL2FDW. [TNX DS4NMJ]
PA     - Erik, PD7M and Wino, PA0ABM will  be  active  as  PA530ROT  on  all
         bands CW, SSB and RTTY between 31 January and 28 February  for  the
         Walk for Sophia Foundation's annual relay race from Paris  (France)
         to Rotterdam (The Netherlands). QSL via PA0ABM (OQRS on Club  Log).
         See for  further  information.  [TNX
PY     - Founded on 2 February 1934, the Liga  de  Amadores  Brasileiros  de
         Radio Emissao (LABRE) will celebrate their 80th anniversary  during
         the month of February with stations  operating  on  all  bands  and
         modes from all Brazilian  states  with  special  callsigns:  ZZ80AC
         (Acre),  ZZ80AL  (Alagoas),  ZZ80AM  (Amazonas),  ZZ80AP   (Amapa),
         ZZ80BA (Bahia), ZZ80CE (Ceara), ZZ80DF (Distrito  Federal),  ZZ80ES
         (Espirito Santo), ZZ80GO (Goias), ZZ80MA (Maranhao), ZZ80MG  (Minas
         Gerais), ZZ80MS (Mato Grosso do Sul), ZZ80MT (Mato Grosso),  ZZ80PA
         (Para), ZZ80PB  (Paraiba),  ZZ80PE  (Pernambuco),  ZZ80PI  (Piaui),
         ZZ80PR (Parana), ZZ80RJ (Rio de Janeiro),  ZZ80RN  (Rio  Grande  do
         Norte), ZZ80RO (Rondonia), ZZ80RR (Roraima), ZZ80RS (Rio Grande  do
         Sul),  ZZ80SC  (Santa  Catarina),  ZZ80SE  (Sergipe),  ZZ80SP  (Sao
         Paulo) and ZZ80TO (Tocantins). A commemorative certificate will  be
         available for working at least one ZZ80 station between 3 UTC on  1
         February and 02.59 UTC on the 3rd. All QSLs and  certificates  will
         be sent via the bureau system. Full information  can  be  found  at [TNX PS7AB]
SP     - Janusz, SP9YI will be active from Poland as HF0A on 1-28  February,
         including the 11th Antarctic Activity Week  (17-23  February).  QSL
         via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  Further    information    on
     - Bill, N6MW ( will be active  as
         V73MW  from  Majuro  Atoll  (OC-029),  Marshall  Islands  on   4-14
         February. He plans to focus on Club Log's most needed  bands/modes:
         160, 80, 30m CW and RTTY on 20m. QSL via M0URX,  direct  or  bureau
         (OQRS preferred) and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
YB     - Budi, YF1AR/8 and Fan, YB0AI/8 will be active  from  Gorong  Island
         (OC-273, IOTA new one) on 25-31 January,  possibly  extended  to  2
         February. They will have two  transceivers  running  100  watts  on
         40-10 metres mainly SSB, with some CW and digi modes.  QSL  YF1AR/8
         via N2OO, QSL  YB0AI/8  via  home  call  (see  for  PayPal
         details). Further information at [TNX YF1AR]
YB     - Look for YB8RW/p to be active from Lembeh Island (OC-236)  from  29
         January to 1 February. QSL via YB9BU. [TNX JN6RZM]
YV0    - The 4M5DX Group has announced that  the  YW0A  DXpedition  to  Aves
         Island [425DXN 1155] is being set to take place  for  ten  days  in
         April.  Actual  dates  are  expected  in  due   course.    Bookmark for further information and updates

CQ WW 160-METER CONTEST (CW) ---> Objective of the contest is  for  amateurs
around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces and countries
as  possible  on 160  metres CW ( The  following
stations have announced their participation in this year's event (from 22.00
UTC on 24 January through 22.00 UTC on the 26th):
Call         Country             QSL via
3V8BB        Tunisia               LX1NO
8Q7BM        Maldives              M0URX
C4A          Cyprus                5B4KH
EA8/RA1A     Canary Isls
LX7I         Luxembourg            LX2A
LY7A         Lithuania             LotW
NH0Z         Mariana Is            JJ2VLY
NP4A         Puerto Rico           W3HNK
PJ2T         Curacao               W3HNK
PT7BXB       Brazil                PY2XB
PY0F/PP1CZ   Fernando de Noronha   PP1CZ
RD8D         AS Russia             RX9CAZ
TA3D         Turkey                TA3D
UA2K         Kaliningrad           UA2K
UU7J         Ukraine               LotW
V6A          Micronesia            JA7HMZ
VK3EGN       Australia             VK3EGN
YL4U         Latvia                YL2GN
Please visit for the Announced  Operations
listing maintained by Bill NG3K.

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

CANADA & 60 METRES ---> On 22 January, Industry Canada released  a  decision
to allow amateur radio operators to five 60m channels (5332 kHz,  5348  kHz,
5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz and 5405 kHz)  on  a  non-interference  basis.  Amateur
stations will be restricted to telephony, data, RTTY and CW, with a  maximum
bandwidth of 2.8 kHz and a maximum effective radiated power of 100 W PEP.

DXCC NEWS ---> T6EU (Afghanistan, current operation through 3 May 2014)  and
TT8ES (Chad, previously approved for 2012 and  2013,  and  the  license  has
been extended through 28 February 2014) have been approved for DXCC  credit.

DXHEAT ---> DXHeat by Tobias  Wellnitz,  DH1TW  (  is  a  new
real-time Web DX-Cluster that offers versatile filtering of incoming  spots,
a visual tool to check the current band activity into all  continents  at  a
glance, and integration  with  WebSDR.  Through  its  DX  Analytics,  DXHeat
provides meaningful statistics for amateur radio stations and their past  DX

FT5ZM ---> The FT5ZM Team reached  Amsterdam  Island  around  1  UTC  on  24
January. They were waiting offshore for the island general  to  come  aboard
and do an inspection at their 8 a.m. (3 UTC). Once this is  done,  they  can
begin to unload all the cargo onto the Zodiac and on  to  the  island.  When
the team is  ashore,  they  will  have  18  days  to  set  up,  conduct  the
DXpedition,  and  tear  down  for  departure.  See  for
updates and logsearch.

IOTA DINNER ---> The 19th Annual Islands On The Air (IOTA)  Dinner  will  be
held on Friday, 4 April  at  the  Visalia  Marriott  Convention  Center,  in
conjunction    with    the    65th        International     DX    Convention
( For additional  information  regarding  this  event,
please  contact  Ray   N6VR    (rayn6vr[@]    or    Will  WC6DX

QSL CP6XE ---> Effective 15 January 2014, the  new  QSL  route  for  Miguel,
CP6XE is via  IK6GPZ,  direct  only.  See  for
QSLling instructions.

QSL VK0TH ---> Trevor, VK8TH  made  some  15,000  QSOs  while  stationed  on
Macquarie Island  between  late  September  2011  and  mid-April  2012.  "No
further QSL cards will be processed", he wrote on VK0TH's  page  on
15 January. "If you have sent a card before 01/01/2014 then  your  QSL  will
be processed however I have no  further  QSL  Cards  for  VK0TH  and  cannot
process the volume of QSL's still being received almost 2  years  after  the
expedition. My apologies and hope you understand. I am more than willing  to
process eQSL and will look at making the log available via other means".

TO7CC ---> The  website  for  the  Radio  Club  de  Provins'  6-16  February
expedition to Reunion  Island  [425DXN  1185]  is  now  up  and  running  at

TROMELIN 2014 ---> Vincent, F4BKV has joined the operating  team,  in  place
of  F5SIH.  The  Northern  California  DX  Foundation   (  has
announced a grant of $25,000 to the Tromelin Island DXpedition  planned  for
late October-early November [425DXN 1182]. "Tromelin is  a  very  small  and
very environmentally fragile area.  There  are  strict  limitations  to  the
number of visitors and the time allowable on the island. The team's  antenna
plans,  pilot  feedback  plans  and  enthusiasm  should  make   this  entity
available to many DXers".

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/0  from  Minnesota  and
W1AW/5 from Texas to be on the air starting  at  00.00  UTC  on  29  January
until 23.59 UTC on 4 February. Complete information on the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party [425DXN 1179] can be found at

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       HB9SLO      HF120MK     SP5APU      RJ22UA      RA6UAS
3Z70MC      SP5ZRW      HG45DRK     HA9KPZ      RK22AA      UA6AES
4L1HD       DL8KAC      HK1MK       DL6IAK      RK22BB      RK6AWZ
4L8A        K1BV        HK1T        EA5KB       RK22WG      RT7A
5B4AIF      EB7DX       HL2ZBD/3    JK3IJQ      RM22BB      R3BB
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      HP1RN       IZ8CLM      RO22AL      RX6ALF
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      HS0ZKG      F6AXX       RO22BM      RZ6BM
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HZ1DG       EA7FTR      RT22CT      R0CT
6Y3M        VE3NE       II0CW       IQ0AP       RT22SA      RX3RC
7X4RJ       EB7DX       II8FC       IZ8FRH      RT22TK      RW6HS
7X5KBS      EA7FTR      J28NC       F5RQQ       RU22CR      UA9CSR
8Q7BM       M0URX       J79PB       SP3IPB      RU22LR      RA9LR
9K60KCG     9K2RX       J79VC       SP7VC       RU22TU      R8TT
9L1A        9A2AA       JY5MM       IK2DUW      RU22WZ      RU9WZ
9V1YC       W5UE        JY9FC       E73Y        RV22WB      RV9WB
A25US       N2DE        KG4AS       N4SIA       RW22GO      RX0L
A41OO       NI5DX       KG4SS       K4MIL       RW22QA      RW9QA
A43LH       A47RS       KH0K        JE4SMQ      RW22QC      RW9QC
A61AS       YO3FRI      KH2/N2NL    W2YC        RX22FX      UA3FX
A61CK       IZ8CLM      KH7Y        EA5GL       RY22MC      R9MC
AB9HF/KH0   JA4DWG      N3QQ/5      N7RO        RZ1CWC/p    RW6HS
AH0J        JA1NVF      N4D         WP4CRG      RZ22WW      UA0WW
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       NH0J        JJ2VLY      RZ80SV      RV9CQ
AT2LG14     VU2SMS      NH0Z        JJ2VLY      S567O       S50E
AU2MQT      VU2JFA      OX3IO       EB7DX       S79ACR      UA3DJY
AU3NIAR     VU2NRO      OY1OF       M0URX       SE2014ECC   SK2AT
AU5SV       VU2SMN      P29LL       EA7FTR      SN120MK     SP5CGN
C37SBX      C37AC       P29NO       EA5GL       SN120MMK    SP5KOG
C5WP        ON7WP       PH65PH      PA7HPH      SN22BWOSP   SQ4O
C6AAJ       W3HNK       PH6SKCC     PA3CLQ      SP3ARISS    SP3POW
C6AEA       W3HNK       PJ4DX       M0URX       SV0XCC/9    LZ1YE
CE2AWW      N7RO        PT7BXB      PY2XB       TM5AXG      F8KGN
CE2SQE      EA5KB       PY0F/PP1CZ  PP1CZ       TO3JA       JA3AVO
CO4LS       EA7FTR      R11CRC      UA3AP       TO8UFT      F6ICG
CO6HLP      EA7FTR      R11WCU      RA5AD       TP2CE       F5LGF
CP4BT       DJ2BW       R22LUG      UA4L        V63DX       JA7HMZ
CP6AA       IK6GPZ      R7378TM     RM8W        V73NS       W3HNK
CP6XE       IK6GPZ      R7979TM     UA3QJJ      VK6FZM      N2OO
D2QR        RW6HS       R80SVE      RA9CTV      VP2ETE      W3HNK
DM200TSV    DL4WK       R80SVL      RV9CPB      VP2MPG      SP7VC
DM45SCHUMI  DJ6SI       R80SVP      UA9CU       VP2MTK      SP3IPB
DU1IST      JA1HGY      R80SVY      RX9CC       W4V         W4RKC
E51CDW      BA4DW       RA22AL      RA1AGL      WP2NN       NN6NN
E77DX       OE1EMS      RA22KO      RA9XAF      XT2AW       M0OXO
EA8AH       OH1RY       RA22LA      UA6LPN      XV2E        JH5RXS
EI3KG       SP9NWN      RA22QF      RW9QA       XV4Y        OK1DOT
EK3GM       IK2QPR      RA22XA      RA9XA       XW8BM       JA8BMK
ER4DX       ER1FF       RA22XU      RT9X        YF1AR/0     N2OO
ES4CASTLE   ES4RM       RA22YA      R6YA        YL75CF      YL2CF
EW6GF       DL8KAC      RC22AS      RA6AS       YS1/NP3J    EA5GL
FG4KH       F1DUZ       RC22AY      RX6AGY      ZD8N        G3ZVW
FG8OJ       F4AVX       RC22BN      RX6BN       ZF2BJ       K0BJ
FK8DD       LZ1JZ       RC22CT      UA6CET      ZF2JS       N4BFR
FK8RO       F5IRO       RG22CD      RX4CD       ZF2KO       N4EWT
FM5WD       W3HNK       RG22TT      UA6HHE      ZF2LC       W2SM
FR4PV       EA5GL       RG22VY      UA6VY       ZF2PG       K8PGJ
FW5JJ       F5RXL       RI1ANP      RN1ON       ZM90DX      M0OXO
HC1MD       K8LJG       RI1ANR      RK1PWA      ZP6CW       ZP6CU

A92GE    David Smith, P.O. Box 1976, Manama, Bahrain
CO6LE    Luis Eligio Bravo San Juan, P.O. Box 16, CP  50100 Santa Clara,
         Villa Clara, Cuba
DU3/N0QM Larry Arneson, 705 Rhodes Ave, Grandview MO 64030, USA
F6AXX    Norbert Laurent, 72 chemin de Bellevue, 83500 La Seyne sur Mer,
IK6GPZ   Mario Di Saverio, Via Colle 92, 64013 Corropoli TE, Italy
JA7HMZ   Shoji Igawa, 17 Shirogane-cho, Yokobori, Yuzawa-shi, Akita-ken,
         019-0204, Japan
ON7WP    Pedro M.J. Wyns, Moutstraat 7, 2220 Hallaar, Belgium
PP1CZ    Leo Ferreira, Caixa Postal 5099, AC Leitao da Silva, Vitoria - ES,
         29045-970, Brazil
PZ5RA    Ramon Kaersenhout, P.O. Box 745, Paramaribo, Suriname
VU2JFA   Ambarish Nag  Biswas, 17 Railway Park, P.O. Sodepur, Kolkata,
         700110, India
VU2NRO   National Institute of Amateur Radio, 6-3-1092/93 Raj Bhawan Road,
         Somajiguda, Hyderabad, 500082, India
VU2SMN   Suhas Samant, Sushma Plot No. 271, R.K. Nagar, Kolhapur, 416013,
Z63MED   David Meadows, P.O. Box 4778 UNMIK, Grand Central Station, New
         York NY 10163-4778, USA
ZS8C     Carson  McAfee, P.O. Box 1585, Allens Neck, 1737, Roodespoort,
         Johannesburg, South Africa


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