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Friday, February 14, 2014

15 February 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1189
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3W     - Toshi, JA8BMK will be active from  Vietnam  [425DXN  1184]  between
         mid-February and late March. He will be QRV as 3W2DX  from  Ho  Chi
         Minh City on 14-17 February, and as XV7BM from Nha  Trang  from  18
         February to 28 March. QSL both calls via JA8BMK. [TNX DX World]
5X     - Alan, G3XAQ will operate CW only  as  5X1XA  from  Uganda  from  25
         February to 16 March, including an entry in the  RSGB  Commonwealth
         Contest (8-9 March). QSL via G3SWH. [TNX NG3K]
A3     - Chris, GM3WOJ and Keith, GM4YXI will be active  as  A35V  and  A35X
         from Tongatapu (OC-049) on 4-18 April. They will  operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL both callsigns  via  N3SL  and  LoTW
         (daily uploads are planned). A website  is  under  construction  at [TNX DX World]
C5     - Dom, M1TKA will be  active  holiday  style  as  C5/M1KTA  from  The
         Gambia from 27 February to 10 March. He will operate QRP  on  20-10
         metres. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
C6     - After being  active  from  Stocking  Island  (NA-001),  John,  9H5G
         ( is  now  sailing  to  Acklins Island
         (NA-113), Bahamas.  He  hopes  to be QRV as 9H5G/C6A starting on 15
         February. Look for him on 10 and 17 metres. QSL via NI5DX and LoTW.
CE     - Members of Radio Club Provincial  Llanquihue  (CE7LL)  plan  to  be
         active as 3G7PM from Guafo Island (SA-018) on 23-28 February.  [TNX
         DX World]
CT8    - The team of OH2BE, OH2BH, OH2PM, OH8NC and OH8NJ will  join  forces
         with the locals CU2CE and  CU2DX  to  hit  the  airwaves  from  the
         Azores with a variety  of  callsigns  such  as  CR2A  and  CR2X  in
         contests, and CU2KG and CU2KH otherwise. The  activity  started  on
         12 February and will run until  3  March,  including  the  ARRL  DX
         Contest (both CW and SSB) and the CQ 160  Meter  SSB  Contest.  QSL
         CR2A and CR2X via OH2BH. [TNX OH2BH]
CT9    - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR  and  Hardy,  DL3KWF  will  be  active  as
         CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) from 6 March  to  2
         April. They plan to operate mostly in CW and digital modes  with  a
         focus on 12, 17 and 30 metres. QSL via home calls.  Email  requests
         for  bureau  cards  can  be    sent    to    dl3kwr[@]    or
         dl3kwf[@] respectively. [TNX DL3KWR]
CY0    - Aaron, VA1AXC is now active as CY0/VA1AXC  from  Sable  Island.  He
         works a rotating  schedule  for  Parks  Canada  (approximately  two
         months on the island, and two months back in Nova Scotia),  and  is
         QRV in his limited spare time using the equipment  donated  by  the
         CY0P team. Aaron is new to HF radio operating, so be  patient  with
         him. QSL via JE1LET, direct only. [TNX The Daily DX]
F      - ON5HC, ON7KZ, ON7PQ, ON7USB and ON8AZ will be active as  TM4U  from
         St Nicolas Island (EU-094) on 25-30 May. They will operate CW,  SSB
         and digital on 80-10 metres, plus 160 and  6  metres  depending  on
         conditions. QSL via ON8AZ, direct or  bureau.  Further  information
         can be found at [TNX NG3K]
FG     - Gildas, F6HMQ will be active  as  TO22C  from  Guadeloupe  (NA-102)
         from 20 February to 6 March. including participation  in  the  ARRL
         DX SSB Contest. QSL via F6HMQ. [TNX DX World]
FK     - Yoshi, JE2EHP will be active as FK/K1HP from Noumea  (OC-032),  New
         Caledonia on 17-23 February. QSL via JE2EHP (OQRS on Club Log)  and
         LoTW. He will be followed by Kazu, JA1IST who  will  be  active  as
         FK/JA1IST from 25 February to 1 March (QSL via  home  call,  bureau
FO/A   - A group of seven (Don G3BJ, Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David  G3WGN,
         Don G3XTT, Hilary G4JKS and Justin G4TSH) will be  active  as  TX6G
         from Raivavae (OC-114), Austral Islands from 20 March to  1  April.
         They plan to run up  to  three  stations  with  amplifiers  and  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via G3TXF and  LoTW,
         logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. The website for the  DXpedition  is
         at [TNX DX World]
GM     - The MS0OXE ( team from the Isle  of  Tiree  (EU-008)
         [425DXN 1185] will have one station on at  any  one  time  and  two
         stations at higher rate times. They plan to put "some effort"  into
         160m and WARC RTTY, as those are the slots  where  Club  Log  shows
         low worked percentages for Scotland. MS0OXE will be  QRV  on  25-31
         March, with CW activity to be given priority on  the  16-28th.  QSL
         via M0URX ( [TNX M0URX]
HL     - Kang, DS4DRE will be  active  as  DS4DRE/4  from  Taehuksan  Island
         (AS-093) until 31 December. He plans  to  operate  SSB  and  CW  on
         10-80 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DS4DRE]
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be back to Copan, Honduras  from  6  March  to  4
         June. He will be QRV as HR5/F2JD on the HF bands CW, SSB and  RTTY.
         QSL    via    F6AJA,    direct    or    bureau.    Logsearch     at [TNX F6AJA]
I      - Giovanni, IK2JYT is active as IR2A  until  28  February,  including
         the 11th Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February). He operates  CW,
         SSB, RTTY and digital mode on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX IK2JYT]
I      - IZ7XNB and the Barivm DX  Team  are  using  special  callsign  IY7M
         until 22 June to commemorate the 110th  anniversary  of  the  first
         commercial Marconi  contact  made  between  Bari,  Italy  and  Bar,
         Montenegro on 3 August 1904. QSL via IZ7XNB. [TNX IZ7XNB]
J7     - Brian, K1LI will be active as J7Y from Dominica  (NA-101)  from  21
         February to 10 March. He will participate in the ARRL  SSB  Contest
         (1-2 March), with activity focussed on the low  bands  outside  the
         contest. QSL via K1LI and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Bill W4WV  (KG4WV)  and  Ed  KN4KL  (KG4KL)  will  be  active  from
         Guantanamo Bay from 21 February to 7 March. They  plan  to  operate
         SSB, RTTY, PSK, CW and possibly some SSTV on  all  bands.  QSL  via
         home calls. Between 26 February and 4 March they will also  operate
         as W1AW/KG4, as part of ARRL's Centennial QSO Party.  QSL  W1AW/KG4
         via ARRL Headquarters (225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111) and  LoTW.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
KH6    - Fred, NA2U will be operating from the volcano on the Big Island  of
         Hawaii from 27 February through 3 March.  He  will  participate  in
         the ARRL DX SSB Contest as KH7M (USA and Canada statios QSL  direct
         to KH6ZM, rest of the world  QSL  direct  to  I0MWI).  Outside  the
         contest he will be QRV as KH6/NA2U, mainly CW  on  30,  17  and  12
         metres as time allows. QSL KH6/NA2U via  LoTW  or  direct  to  home
         call. [TNX NA2U]
KH8    - Guenter/DL2AWG,  Hans/DL6JGN  and  Ron/PA3EWP  will  be  active  as
         KH8/homecall from Ofu Island (OC-077)  on  9-20  April.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls.  [TNX
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active as PJ7AA from Sint Maarten  (NA-105)  from
         22 February to 16 March. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via AA9A. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV     - Vassilis,  SV1CNS  and  others  will  participate  in the CQ WW 160
         Meter SSB Contest (21-23  February)  as SX1AA from Artemida, Greece
         QSL via SV1CNS (direct) or SV1QXU (bureau). [TNX SV1CNS]
V2     - Babs, DL7AFS ( and Lot,  DJ7ZG  will  be  active
         holiday style  as  V21ZG  from  Antigua  (NA-100)  for  four  weeks
         starting on 26 February. It will be their fourth visit to  Antigua,
         and this time they will concentrate on the higher bands  PSK,  RTTY
         and SSB. They also plan to do some SSTV. QSL via DL7AFS.  Logsearch
         on Club Log (the SSTV QSOs will be displayed as a  Phone  QSOs,  in
         accordance to DXCC Award Program). [TNX PA7CW]
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 19 February to 25  March.  He  will  operate  SSB  on
         160-6 metres, and will participate in  the  ARRL  DX  Contest.  His
         wife Cathy (W5HAM) will also operate occasionally  as  V47HAM.  All
         QSLs via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V7     - Bill, N6MW  (  has  rescheduled
         his V73MW  DXpedition  [425DXN  1187]  to  Majuro  Atoll  (OC-029),
         Marshall Islands to take place from 26 February to  4  March.  "The
         emphasis will be on 160 and 80 metres CW, with  some  20  RTTY  and
         possible 17 SSB gap fillers. The latter bands may turn  out  to  be
         largely  times  when  EU  is  available  since   operations    will
         dominantly be at local  night  time".  QSL  via  M0URX,  direct  or
         bureau (OQRS preferred) and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.
VK     - John, VK6HZ will be active holiday style as  VK6ARI  from  Rottnest
         Island (OC-164) on 23-30 March. He will operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY
         on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  VK6HZ,  direct  or    bureau.    [TNX]
W      - Members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate  as K6PV/6 from  Santa
         Catalina Island (NA-066) on 19-23 February. QSL via K6PV.
YB     - Joppy, YB8XM and others plan to be active  from  Sanana  (Sulabesi)
         Island (OC-076) in late February-early March. All  QSLs  direct  to
         YB8XM. See for updates. [TNX JN6RZM]
YB     - Imam, YB4IR reports he will  be  active  as  YB4IR/p  from  Enggano
         Island (OC-204) on 23-30 March. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
         Log), adn LoTW.
ZL7    - VE7NY, ZL1BMG, ZS1FJ and OE2SNL will be active as ZL7AAA  from  the
         Chatham Islands (OC-038) on 21-31 March. Expect activity  on  80-10
         metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via VE7NY. Further  information
         and updates will posted to [TNX NG3K]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the 11th Antarctic Activity Week will  be held from  17 to 23 February.
The  aim  of  this  annual event  is to  promote worldwide  interest in  the
Antarctic continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are
expected to be aired  during this year's AAW from the following countries:
Australia        VK2ANT
Austria          OE88WAP, OE89ANT, OE90AAW
France           TM11AAW, TM11WAP
Italy            II0AW, II1MNA, II2ANT, II3MNA, II5ANT, II6ANT, IP2ANT,
                 IP8AAW, IR1ANT, IR1SP, IR2A
Poland           HF0A
Romania          YQ8ANT
Spain            AO4HAG, EG1WAS, EG3ANT, EH5ANT
Switzerland      HB9ICE
The Netherlands  PA6ANT, PF14ANT
Ukraine          EM11KY
USA              K0ANT, K4K
Complete information on the AAW can be found at

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  January  2014  issue  is  now  available  for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (CW) ---> Object of the contest  is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC entities  as  possible  on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and  10  metre  bands,  while  foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in  as  many  of
the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete  rules  can  be
found at This year's event will run from  from  00.00
UTC on 15 February through 23.59 UTC on the 16th. Do not forget  to  give  a
look at the  Announced  Operations  listing  maintained  by  Bill,  NG3K  at - good contest to you all!

DX UNIVERSITY ---> The DX  University  will  conduct  two  sessions  at  the
International DX Convention at the Convention Center in Visalia on 4  April.
The first session in the morning will  consist  of  presentations  aimed  at
less experienced DXers; the second session in the afternoon will consist  of
a seminar on more advanced DXing and DXpeditioning topics.  Registration  is
open on

FT5ZM ---> FT5ZM  went  QRT  from  Amsterdam  Island  at  02.20  UTC  on  12
February, a little earlier than expected, because the team wanted  to  leave
as quickly as possible to avoid a bad storm which  was  heading  their  way.
The Amsterdam DXpedition team made a  total  of  170,000  QSOs  with  36,300
The OQRS on Club Log has been enabled. The Daily  DX  reports  a  couple  of
minor glitches.  First,  "when OQRS was initially enabled the email  address
associated  with the OQRS payment  was entered in error.  This was corrected
as soon as it was discovered.  For those who requested  a QSL from FT5ZM via
OQRS, please  check your  PayPal account. If the  payment  status  indicates
"unclaimed", simply cancel this transaction  and submit a new OQRS  request.
If  you have any questions please send an email to gregg.w6izt[@]".
Second, "several people have reported  OQRS  on  Club  Log  does  not  allow
another OQRS request, despite the clearly marked button that  says  'request
again'. This seems to be a problem with those  using  Explorer  web  browser
but does work with Firefox (and probably others).  If you can not get it  to
work it might be worth trying another Web browser such as  Firefox,  Safari,
Chrome, etc."

IOTA BASH ---> The 10th annual IOTA Bash will be  held  on  14-15  March  in
Boerne, Texas. The agenda includes presentations by K9AJ, EA3NT,  AB5EB  and
K6VVA and a nice social programme. Information for attending  the  Bash  can
be found on the IREF website ( If  you  have  questions
please contact Mike Crownover, AD5A (ad5a[@] [TNX AD5A]

QSL E720SRRS & E720ZRHB ---> Robert, E77E reports that all of the QSOs  with
E720SRRS, E720SRRS/p and E720ZRHB will be confirmed  automatically  via  the
bureau as soon as the cards are printed.

QSL VK0TH ---> Trevor, VK8TH has reversed his decision on QSL cards  [425DXN
1186]. He now intends (1) making the log available to an  amateur  who  will
ensure it is logged to LOTW, and (2) taking up the offer of a  QSL  Manager.
"The remainder of the QSL cards received  I  will  process  myself  (roughly
300). There will be a delay as I will need to purchase another batch of  QSL
cards however I will ensure they go out to all".

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/8  from  Michigan  and
W1AW/4 from Florida to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC  on  19  February
until 23.59 UTC on the 25th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

WRTC2014 ---> The WRTC2014 Steering Committee permits  each  WRTC  organizer
to offer the opportunity for sponsors  to  name  teams  outside  the  normal
qualification process as a fund raising mechanism. For WRTC2014,  the  first
three sponsorships were available on a first-come first-served basis:
- The "Latitude 13" team is so named because the  locations  where  the  two
  operators usually compete are both at 13 degrees latitude. The sponsor has
  named Tom Georgens, W2SC and Dave Mueller, N2NL, as the team.
- "RadioTeam Azores" is sponsored by  Azores Tourism Association.  They have
  appointed Martti  Lane, OH2BH, and Ville Hiilesmaa, OH2MM, as their team.
- The  "Brazil-Bulgaria  Friendship  Team"  is  sponsored  by  a  consortium
  including The Araucaria DX Group, Triumph IESA Infrastructure  AS, the Sao
  Paulo section  of  LABRE,  K1LZ,  and  the  Bulgarian  Federation of Radio
  Amateurs  (BFRA).  They  have  appointed  Soni  Leite, PY1NX, and  Atasnas
  "Nasko" Koitchev, LZ3YY/LZ9R, as their team.
The fourth and final Team Sponsorship will  be  made  available  through  an
auction to be conducted on 8 March. Anyone interested  in  participating  in
the  auction  should    contact    WRTC    Chairman,    Doug    Grant,  K1DG
(k1dg[@] as quickly as possible to register.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  1A0KM,  3B8/UU5WW,  3B9FR,  3D2C,
3D2GC/p, 3W1T, 4JSONG, 4K12SONG, 5A1AL, 5R8AL, 6V7S, 6V7X, 6W/RK4FF,  8Q7KP,
A41OW, A52W, AA4VK/CY0, AP2TN, BA4TB/4 (AS-136), C21BN, C82DX, CO6RD,  CR2X,
D44AC, DU2US, DU7ET, E2E (AS-107), E73M, EA9EU,  EJ0M,  FJ/DK7LX,  FR/DJ7RJ,
FW5JJ, GU4CHY, GW3KHZ/p  (EU-106),  H40FN,  H40TA,  H7H,  HH5/KC0W,  HS0ZKX,
J34J, J52HF, J75KG, J88HL, JI3DST/6 (AS-049), JX7DFA,  JX9JKA,  JY9FC,  K9W,
KH8PPG, NH0Z,  OG1M,  OH0B,  OH2BH,  OJ0X,  P29FR,  P29NI,  P29VCX,  P29VPB,
PJ7/G3TXF, PW0F, RA2FF, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, S79WDX, T32RC, T32TV,  T33A,  T77BL,
T8XX, TI8II/p (NA-116), TN2MS, TO2TT, TO3JA,  TU5NK,  TU5XV,  TY2BP,  V31NB,
V5/DL9NDS, V63XG,  V6P,  VK5CE/4  (OC-255),  VP2MXT,  VP6T,  VR2XMT,  VY2ZM,
XR0YY, XT26D, XT26DJ, XT2TT, XU7SSB, XW3DT,  XZ1Z,  YB4IR/8  (OC-272),  YB9Y
(OC-276), YJ0RK (OC-104), YW5X (SA-054), Z21ZBC, Z60WW, Z68BH,  Z81R,  Z81X,


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                           Direttore Responsabile
                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
                      Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                Roma, Italia


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