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Friday, April 11, 2014

12 April 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1197
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Bob, M0RCX will  be  active  as  3B8/M0RCX  from  Mauritius  Island
         (AF-049) on 2-27 May. He will operate SSB,  CW  and  digital  modes
         (RTTY, JT65 and PSK) on  40-6  metres.  QSL  via  EB7DX  and  LoTW.
         Bureau cards will  be  sent  automatically  six  months  after  the
7Q     - A large multinational team of 20-24 operators  is  being  assembled
         for a DXpedition to take place from Malawi between 10 November  and
         2 December. The callsign will be 7QAA  (no  second  number  in  the
         prefix) and the team will be split into  two  sub-teams:  Team  One
         will operate only SSB and RTTY (160-6 metres)  on  10-20  November,
         while Team  Two  will  operate  CW  only  from  21  November  to  2
         December, including a M/2 entry in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest.  The
         logs will be uploaded to Club  Log  and  LoTW  on  a  daily  basis.
         Bookmark for further information and updates.
CE0Y   - Vlad, UA4WHX has been active  as  CE0Y/UA4WHX  from  Easter  Island
         (SA-001) since 11 April. He operates RTTY, CW and  SSB.  Length  of
         stay unknown. See for QSLling instructions.
EA     - URE Toledo will be active as EH4GT on 14-24  April  to  commemorate
         the 400th anniversary of  the  death  of  El  Greco,  the  renowned
         painter of Greek origin. QSL  via  EA4TE,  bureau  preferred.  [TNX
EA6    - Celebrating  World Amateur Radio Day and  IARU's  89th  anniversary
         (18 April), EH6ARD will be active  from  the  Balearic  Islands  on
         14-20 April on 40-10 metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  EA6QY,
         direct or bureau.
F      - Fred, F4EIH will be active as F4EIH/p from Oleron  Island  (EU-032)
         on 12-20 April. Look for him on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB. [TNX  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
F      - Quite a number of French special stations will be active  over  the
         next coming months to commemorate the 100th  anniversary  of  World
         War I. To start with, TM02REF  will  be  active  on  13  April  and
         TM62PGM will be active on 14-15 April. A dedicated website  can  be
         found at [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
F      - The Radioclub de Wimereux (F5KBM) will be active as TM1CW on  26-27
         April to celebrate the 115th  anniversary  of  the  first  wireless
         telegraphy communication across the English Channel. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Fred F5OZK, Paul F4DVT  and  Christian  F8HJV  will  be  active  as
         F5KKD/p from Ile du Levant (EU-070) on  1-4  May.  QSL  via  F5KKD.
         [TNX F8REF]
F      - In June-July 1944 the BBC war correspondents used the tower of  the
         castle at Creully as a radio studio, from where the  first  reports
         of the Battle of Normandy were broadcast.  Commemorating  the  70th
         anniversary of the D-Day  landings  in  Normandy,  special  station
         TM70BBC to be active from Creully on  3-13  June.  QSL  via  F5UOW,
         direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FO     - Stan, EI6DX will be active as FO/EI6DX  from  Bora  Bora  (OC-067),
         French Polynesia on 7-18 May. He  will  operate  holiday  style  on
         80-10 metres CW and  SSB.  QSL  via  RX3RC,  direct  or  bureau.  A
         dedicated page will be available at [TNX DX World]
GJ     - OK1BIL, OK1DBS, OK1DOL, OK1FIK, OK1NP and OK1XC will be  active  as
         MJ0ICD from Jersey (EU-013) on 21-27 July, IOTA  Contest  included.
         They will be QRV with two stations on 160-10  metres  SSB,  CW  and
         digital  modes, possibly  with some activity  on 6 and 2m.  QSL via
         OK1BIL,  direct or  bureau.  See for further
GJ     - Five operators from the Cray Valley Radio Society  (namely  2E0TBO,
         G0FDZ, G0VJG, G4FAL and M0TGV) will be active as GH3RCV/p from  Ile
         Maitresse, Les Minquiers (EU-099) on 23-29  July.  They  will  have
         three stations running on  the  HF  bands,  6m  and  2m,  and  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest as MJ8C.  QSL  for  both  callsigns
         via G4DFI, direct or bureau.
GM     - Andy, M1LOL and Ray, M1REK  (  will  be  active  as
         MM1REK/p from the Isle of Muck (EU-008) on  24-31  May.  They  will
         operate SSB and digital modes  on  80-10  metres.  QSl  via  M1REK,
         direct or bureau. [TNX]
HK0_sa - Tim, LW9EOC will be active as 5J0T from San Andres Island  (NA-033)
         on 18-25 April. He will operate CW and SSB  on  80-10  metres.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX NG3K]
HK0_sa - HK3LEC, HK3UAV, HK4IKL, HK5WUI, HK7IPT and HK7JA will be active  on
         the HF bands as 5K0M from San Andres Island  on  19-24  April.  QSL
         via HK7IPT.
HP     - Special event station HO100CANAL  will  be  active  from  19  April
         through 15 August, the date that marks  the  100th  anniversary  of
         the formal opening of the Panama Canal. Expect activity  on  160-10
         metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via HP1AVS. [TNX NG3K]
HS     - Choon, E20HHK and other five operators will be active  as  E20HHK/p
         from Koh Nu (AS-145) on 18-20  April.  QSL  via  E21EIC.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
I      - Look for ID9DXC to be QRV from Vulcano Island (EU-017) on  17  May.
         The activity will be part of the DX Coffee Party 2014 that will  be
         held  in  Milazzo (  over
         that weekend. [TNX IZ8IYX]
J8     - Brian, GW4DVB will be active  holiday  style  as  J88PI  from  Palm
         Island (NA-025) on 13-23 April. He will operate mainly  SSB  during
         his evenings. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
JA     - Take, JI3DST  will  be  active  as  JI3DST/6  from  Kuchino  Island
         (AS-049) starting about 6 UTC on 29 April until  around  00.00  UTC
         on 5 May. Plans are to operate SSB and CW  (plus  FM,  RTTY,  PSK31
         and JT65A) on 40-2 metres, possibly also on 160 and  80m.  QSL  via
         home call, bureau preferred. [TNX JI3DST]
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT ( will be  active  as
         JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 27 April to 5  May.
         He will operate CW, SSB and  digital  modes  on  40-10  metres  and
         satellite. QSL via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch  on  Club
         Log. [TNX JI5RPT]
ON     - Ten special Belgian callsigns (OS10M to OS19M) will be in use  from
         15 April to  14  May  to  promote  recognition  of  Morse  Code  as
         Intangible Cultural Heritage.
PJ5    - Frank, K3TRM ( will  again  be  active  as  PJ5/K3TRM
         from St. Eustatius (NA-145) on 12-20 April. He  will  operate  SSB,
         CW and RTTY on the HF bands. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau
         (logsearch and OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - PU2LGU, PU2WZR and  PY2DMC  will  be  active  from  Vitoria  Island
         (SA-028) on 13-14 April. QSL via PU2WZR (direct only). [TNX PT7WA]
V2     - Anna, W6NN as V25N and Rich, KE1B  as  V25M  will  be  active  from
         Antigua (NA-100) on 7-15 May. They will operate CW,  SSB  and  RTTY
         on 40-10 metres, with an emphasis on the WARC bands. QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), LoTW and eQSL.
V6     - Shuji, JA1FMN  will be active  holiday style as  V63PSK from  Weno/
         Moen Island (OC-011) on 14-17 May. He will operate JT65A and PSK on
         20-10 metres. QSL direct to home call and eQSL. [TNX NG3K]
YB     - Budi, YF1AR ( will be active as YF1AR/0  from  Payung
         Besar Island (Seribu  Islands,  OC-177)  and  lighthouse  on  18-20
         April. He will operate SSB and CW mainly on 40 and 20  metres.  QSL
         via N2OO or via the OQRS on Club Log. [TNX YF1AR]
YJ0    - Phil ZL3PAH, Geoff ZL3GA, Paul  ZL4PW  and  Gordon  G3USR  will  be
         active as YJ0X  from  Efate  (OC-035),  Vanuatu  on  3-15  October,
         including operations in  both  the  SSB  and  CW  weekends  of  the
         Oceania DX Contest (  They  will  run  at
         least two stations with amplifiers on CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  80-6
         metres (they are "investigating the cost/benefit of  160m").  "This
         is not a 'holiday style' expedition", they say,  "so  whilst  there
         will be some down time for the ops, we are looking to make  a  high
         total number of QSOs". QSL via ZL3PAH  (OQRS  on  Club  Log);  logs
         will be uploaded to LoTW within three months. More information  can
         be found at [TNX ZL4PW]
ZK3    - Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marcin, SP5ES will be active  as  ZK3Q  and  ZK3E
         (requested calls) from Nukunonu, Tokelau  (OC-048)  starting  on  8
         October  for  three  weeks  (dates  may  change   "due    to    the
         unpredictability of transport"). They will operate SSB  and  CW  on
         80-10 metres. QSL route TBA.  Some  activity  from  Samoa  (5W)  is
         planned  in  early  November  on  their  way  back  home.  Bookmark for updates and logsearch.

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Mike,  DF8AN  will  be  active  as  V26MN  from  Antigua
(NA-100) on 15-16 April, as  VP2MMN from Montserrat (NA-103) on 16-24 April,
and as V4/DF8AN from both  St. Kitts and Nevis (NA-104) on  24-29 April. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau.

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

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

DXCC AND CRIMEA ---> "Upon request of the CEO,  the  ARRL  Awards  committee
evaluated the situation at present in Crimea against the DXCC rules. As  the
interpreter of the rules, the following is the Awards  Committee's  decision
on how to 'count' QSOs with stations operating from Crimea.
Crimea is not a DXCC entity. Neither Russia nor Ukraine  is  a  rare  entity
and the vast majority of confirmations  used  for  DXCC  credit  for  either
entity do not involve Crimea.
DXCC Rule 4  reads:  'Confirmation  data  for  two-way  communications  must
include the call signs of both stations, the entity name  as  shown  in  the
DXCC List, mode, date, time  and  band.  Except  as  permitted  in  Rule  1,
cross-mode contacts are not permitted for DXCC  credits.  Confirmations  not
containing all required information may be rejected'.
A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Ukraine  and  showing
the entity name as Ukraine counts as Ukraine.
A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of  Russia  and  showing
the entity name as Russia counts as Russia.
A QSL that satisfies neither condition does not count  for  either  entity".

NCDXF ---> The following officers were elected at the annual  board  meeting
of the Northern California DX Foundation ( in  Visalia  (CA)on
5 April: Tom Berson ND2T (President); Glenn Johnson W0GJ  (Vice  President);
Kip  Edwards  W6SZN  (Secretary);  Don  Greenbaum  N1DG  (Treasurer);  Steve
Merchant K6AW, John Miller K6MM, Glenn Rattmann K6NA, Ned Stearns  AA7A  and
Glenn Vinson W6OTC (Directors). The Foundation's scholarship funds  will  be
directed toward supporting new DXers (age  25  or  less)  at  CT  University
sessions over the  next  two  years.  Over  the  last  year  NCDXF  provided
approximately $99,000 to support DXpeditions to the rare and most  difficult
entities. [TNX W0GJ]

VK9MT ---> "Due to the ever worsening weather associated with  an  impending
tropical storm, the team decided in  the  interest  of  safety  to  end  the
operation  early".  Their  last  night  on  Mellish  Reef   "was   extremely
difficult", as "with continued heavy rain and wind,  radio  operations  were
nearly impossible". VK9MT went QRT on 4 April at  13.53  UTC,  after  40,085
QSOs (24,409 CW, 12,233 SSB and 3,443 RTTY) with 12,914  unique  calls.  The
OQRS for direct and bureau cards is at

WAPC ---> The third edition of the Worked All Provinces of China  (WAPC)  DX
Contest will be held on 19-20 April (from 6 UTC on the 19th to 05.59 UTC  on
the 20th), on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB and CW. Complete details  can
be found on the Mulan DX Club's website (

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/5 from Mississippi  and
W1AW/0 from North Dakota to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 16  April
until 23.59 UTC on the 22nd. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

+ SILENT KES  +  recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Bernardo  "Dino"
Doleatto (I1UX), Roberto Esposito (I8WES) and Sergio R. Rubio (KP4L).


QSLs received direct or through managers:  4J0SFR,  5I0DX  (AF-032),  5V7TH,
5W8A, 7X7QB, 8R1Z, 9H1AL, 9J2BO, 9Y4/VE3EY, A35JP, A5A, A62A, AP2TN,  AU5SV,
C5A, C82DX, CP4DR, E21YDP,  E51CDW,  E75C,  EA6SX,  EA9/DL2RNS,  EA9/DL2RVL,
GD6IA,  HC5T,  HQ4W,  HR5/NO7B,  HV0A,  JD1BHA,  JF3BFS   (AS-117),  JH6TYD,
OG0A,  OH/SP7VC  (EU-101),  OH0B,  OV1CDX  (EU-029),  OY1CT,   PJ7I,  PJ7PL,
PY0F/PP1CZ, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, SV5BYR,  SV9ANK,  SZ7SER,  T77C,  T77NM,  T88ES,
V85ML, V85TL, VK8BI/p (OC-185), VP2MNS, VR2XMT,  VU7AG,  W8A,  XR0ZR,  XZ1J,
YB4IR/p (OC-204), YB9Y (OC-276), YJ0ZZ, YN2NC, YP8T, YP9W, YS1/NO7B,  YS1AG,


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