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Friday, April 18, 2014

425 DX News #1198
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Mauro Pregliasco
10:45 AM (1 hour ago)

19 April 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1198
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7P     - Look  for  G8APB  (7P8CP),  HB9OCR  (7P8OC),  K5LBU  (7P8CF),  K5YY
         (7P8YY), K9APW (7P8AP),  N5JR  (7P8JR)  and  ZS6RJ  (7P8RJ)  to  be
         active from Lesotho from 22 April to 1 May.  QSL  via  home  calls.
         Check for QSLling instructions. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV will be active as A35JP/p from Niuatoputapu  (OC-191),
         Tonga from 28 May to 3 June. He plans to be QRV on 80-6  metres  CW
         and SSB, but his operations are likely  to  be  limited  "and  much
         depending on the availability of electric power". If the flight  is
         cancelled, he  will  operate  from  Vava'u  (OC-064)  or  Tongatapu
         (OC-049) instead. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Updates will be posted to
BY     - A group of Chinese operators (BA7CK,  BA7IO,  BA7JA,  BA7NQ,  BD7YC
         and BI7IOB) will be active as B7CRA  from  the  rare  Paracel/Xisha
         Islands (AS-143) for about one week sometime between 21  April  and
         10 May. QSL via BA4EG. Logsearch on Club Log. This IOTA  group  was
         activated only once back in September 1999. [TNX NG3K]
D4     - Joerg, DL3LUM will be active holiday style as D44TXU from  Ilha  do
         Sal (AF-086), Cape Verde on 19-25 April. He will operate CW QRP  on
         20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via DL3LUM, direct or bureau.
FK     - Cezar, VE3LYC and Johan, PA3EXX are planning an operation  to  take
         place  as  TX4A  from  the  remote  Matthew  Island  (OC-218),  New
         Caledonia for a period of  four  days  during  the  first  part  of
         September. Further information is expected  in  due  course.  "This
         will be  not  only  a  very  difficult,  but  also  very  expensive
         project. The team is actively looking for  financial  support  from
         groups and individuals who wish to assist in defraying some of  the
         project costs.  Donations  can  be  sent  to  Cezar  by  PayPal  at
         ve3lyc[@] or by mail". IOTA group OC-218  was  activated
         only once, by FK5M, back in December 1996. [TNX VE3LYC]
G      - Christian EA3NT, Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET and Col  MM0NDX  will  be
         active as MX0INT from Longstone, Farne Islands  (EU-109)  on  10-11
         May. They plan to operate CW and SSB with 3  or  four  stations  on
         the HF bands and  6  metres.  "At  this  stage  it  is  likely  the
         activation will be during local daylight  hours  only",  they  say,
         "however we  will  strive  for  a  longer  activation  period  when
         actually there, working  with  island  representatives.  Please  be
         aware that weather and sea conditions  will  determine  this  whole
         activation". Logsearch and further  information  can  be  found  at; QSL via F5CWU,  direct
         or bureau (OQRS on Follow them on  Twitter
GM     - A team from the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club  will  be
         active as MM0KLR from the Isle of Canna (EU-008)  on  21-25  April.
         They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on  160-2  metres.  QSL
         via MM0KLR (bureau) or MM0GHM (direct). [TNX]
GM     - The Camb-Hams ( will be active as  GS3PYE/p
         from the Isle of Lewis (EU-010) from 26 April to  3  May.  A  large
         group of operators will be QRV with five stations on 80-10  metres,
         as well as on 6m, 4m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m  &  23cm  for
         EME. QSL via M0VFC; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
GM     - 2E1BVS, G3WFK, G6HFF and G6MML will be active as GB2SOH  from  Isle
         of Scalpay (EU-010) from 27 April to 9 May. QSL via  G6MML,  direct
         or bureau.
HI     - Juergen, DL4SDW will be active as HI3/DL4SDW from  Villa  Gonzalez,
         Dominican Republic (NA-096) from  18  April  to  15  May.  He  will
         operate mainly CW on the  HF  bands.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau
         preferred. [TNX DX Newsletter]
SM     - Fred, SM7DAY  will  be  active  as  SM7DAY/p  from  Senoren  Island
         (EU-138) on 21-27 April. He will operate CW, SSB and PSK on the  HF
         bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM7DAY]
TK     - Alex, IW5ELA will be active holiday style as TK/IW5ELA from  Calvi,
         Corsica (EU-014) from 25 April to 1 May. He will operate mainly  CW
         on 40-10 metres (maybe also 6m). QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
VK     - The Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of  Australia  (VK2CL)  will
         be active as AX2CL  (  from  Bare  Island
         (OC-001), New South Wales for ANZAC Day on 25-26 April. QSL  direct
         to HAROA, P.O. Box 13, Sans Souci NSW 2219, Australia.
YB     - Din, YB8RW  will  be  active  as  YB8RW/p  from  Pulau  Tahulandang
         (OC-210) on 23-28 April. QSL via YB9BU. Other team members  include

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4K9W: APPEAL FOR HELP ---> "Being an invalid, after the loss of his  mother,
Vlad needs to arrange a continued care by his own to keep having a  more  or
less normal life and to enjoy our great hobby on air", Axel  DL6KVA  (Vlad's
QSL manager) wrote back in late 2008.
"With all this help from over 700 people and more than EUR 30,000 spent  for
this", DL6KVA says new, "we got here into 2014".  The  vital  24/7  care  is
assured until the end of June, after that "only about  25%  of  the  monthly
needed EUR 490,00 are  assured".  While  appreciating  one  time  donations,
DL6KVA says that "what really would help is to find about 15  people  or  so
who are able and would like to support Vlad with about EUR 20,00 each  on  a
monthly basis". Full information about this ongoing project can be found  at  Axel's  e-mail  address  (also  used  for  PayPal
donations) is dl6kva[@] [TNX DL6KVA]

BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD ---> The "Best Communication Award"  by  DX  Coffee
takes into account the Public Relations  side  of  a  DXpedition,  i.e.  the
information (daily reports, pictures, videos, forums, propagation hints,  on
line logs, operating advice, etc) provided to the  amateur  radio  community
through the DXpedition website and other channels. The first award  will  be
presented  during    the    DX    Coffee    Party    on    17-18   May.  See for further information. [TNX IZ8IYX]

DXCC NEWS ---> VK9MT (Mellish Reef, 2014 operation) has  been  approved  for
DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

FT4TA ---> The pilot stations for the FT4TA DXpedition  to  Tromelin  Island
(30 October-10 November)  are:  Col  MM0NDX  (Chief  Pilot),  Harumi  JR4OZR
(Asia/Japan), Bjorn ON9CFG (Europe/Africa), Al  ZL2AL  (Oceania),  Don  N1DG
(North America East Coast/South America) and Rich KY6R (North  America  West
Coast). The Mississippi River will be considered as the boundary between  NA
East and West  Coasts.  The  pilots  will  not  have  access  to  the  logs;
inquiries about that must go to the QSL  manager.  Detailed  information  on
the pilot stations can be found at

J8 ---> Ark, J8/UA4CC and Arunas, J8/LY2IJ made 20,000 QSOs (almost 1000  on
160 metres) during their  recent  operation  from  Bequia  Island  (NA-025).
Logsearch and OQRS are available for both callsigns on Club  Log;  the  logs
have bee uploaded to LoTW. [TNX UA4CC]

QSL ARRL CENTENNIAL STATIONS ---> QSL cards for contacts made  with  W100AW,
W1AW/x and W1HQ during 2014 will be sent automatically to  stations  outside
the USA via the ARRL QSL Bureau as normal. Arrangements for US  stations  to
have those QSLs delivered via the bureau (a one-time only  use  of  the  QSL
Bureau for this purpose) can be found at

VK9MT ---> VK9MT Mellish Reef was activated on 30 March at  04:34  UTC  with
ZL4PW first in the log and went QRT on 4 April  at  13:53  UTC  with  JL1MTY
closing the log. "Our decision to leave the island didn't come easily",  the
team reports. The weather had grown progressively worse each day, and  "just
as the last QSO was made, it became clear we could not remain on the  island
another day. It was 01:00 (local) when the rain began. The wind was  blowing
at about 35-40 knots; we had water infiltrating the operating tents and  the
antennas were taking a severe beating". The operators  decided  to  QRT  and
spent the next several hours packing equipment using head and hand  torches;
antennas and tents were taken down at dawn. "Once the storm  was  officially
declared Cyclone Ita there was no question we made  the  correct  decision".
The team's goal was 80,000 QSOs in ten days; "in five days  we  made  40,000
QSOs (61% CW, 30.5% SSB and 8.6%  RTTY)  which  put  us  on  track  for  the
original target". Read the Final Press  Release  (issued  on  17  April)  on [TNX K5GS]

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/2 from New  Jersey  and
W1AW/1 from New Hampshire to be on the air  starting  at  00.00  UTC  on  23
April until 23.59  UTC  on  the  29th.  Complete  information  on  the  ARRL
Centennial QSO Party can be found at

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND ---> Organized by the World  Castles  Activity  Group,
it will be held on 14-15 June. Several  stations  are  expected  to  operate
from fortresses and castles around Europe. Information on the event  can  be
found at [TNX RN1CW]

+ SILENT KEYS + Klaus Behrndt (DJ4SO) passed away  on  13  April.  A  former
radio officer in the merchant navy and an  active  DXer,  he  operated  from
various countries (including Antarctica as  DP0GVN  and  several  visits  to
Namibia as V5/DJ4SO). Other recently reported Silent Keys include Angelo  Lo
Re (I1PYS) and Mike Baker (NL7G).

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2SE       ZL3TE       EI1Y        EI5JQ       NL8F        K8NA
3Z0WARD     SP6IEQ      EI30T       EI3CTB      OD5RW       K8NA
3Z14EASTER  SP6IEQ      EI6DX       RX3RC       OK8WW       OM2FY
3Z150OSP    SP3PKA      EN0U        UT7UT       OS11M       ON5UK
3Z6QRO      SP6JIU      ER80KEDR    ER1FF       OS14M       ON4MCL
4L8A        K1BV        EV5SL       EV1P        OS16M       ON1DX
7X2BDX      IK2DUW      EV80KEDR    EW7WW       OS19M       ON5JE
9A1WFF/p    9A2MF       GB4T        M0DOL       PA530ROT    PA0ABM
9K2F        9K2HN       HB0/PA2HGJ  PE1FLO      PH38EU  PD7YY or PE1GNP
9K2UU       EA5ZD       HB0/PA2RDK  PE1FLO      PJ4H        DK7AN
9M2TO       JA0DMV      HB0/PA3CNO  PE1FLO      R70KRC      R7AA
9M6/NR1J    JF1SJT      HB0/PA3HK   PE1FLO      R80KEDR     R3AS
A35V        N3SL        HB0/PE0MGB  PE1FLO      RW80SV      RV9CQ
A35X        N3SL        HB0/PE1FLO  PE1FLO      S21R        N4VA
A91WARD     IZ8CLM      HF0JP2S     SP8PZI      S79SD       F5JSD
A92AA       IZ8CLM      HG100ATOM   HA3KNA      S79WK       OE1MWW
AH0J        JA1NVF      HG140JLO    HA8KW       SK89WARD    SM6JSM
C5WP        ON7WP       HG45HS      HA5HS       SN150SZ     SP7PCA
CE0Y/UA4WHX UA4WHX      HP1A        HP1RCP      SN2014JPII  SP4ZHX
CN2CA       PA9M        HT5T        TI4SU       SV0XAF/8    HB9EBC
CN8KD       EA5XX       HZ14WARD    HZ7C        T88QX       DF8DX
CO4LS       EA7FTR      HZ1DG       EA7FTR      TM02REF     F5BBD
CO8LY       EA7ADH      II0SPQR     IZ0YCB      TM22TSF     F6HRO
CR500TB     CS5NRA      II1SWL      IW1EHL      TM25CFT     F5KMY
CW4R        CX1AA       J42AGM      SV2DGH      TM29UFT     F6ICG
D8A         6K5YPD      J88PI       GW4DVB      TM8BIRD     F5INJ
DQ0HARZ     DF7AA       JD1AAI      JA2NQG      V26MN       DF8AN
E20HHK/p    E21EIC      JW7QIA      LA7QIA      V47GIW      W4GIW
EG7MSP      EA7RCM      JY4CI       K2AX        VI2ATZ50    VK2ATZ
EG7SCM      EA7URM      JY9ET       M0OXO       VP2MMN      DF8AN
EH1ARD      EA1AST      KG4ZD       AF5PM       XU7TZG      ON7PP
EH4GT       EA4TE       KH8/DL2AWG  DL2AWG      YF1AR/0     N2OO
EH6ARD      EA6QY       KH8/DL6JGN  DL2AWG      ZD9M        ZS1A
EI0PL       EI5JQ       KH8/PA3EWP  DL2AWG      ZT1T        ZS1AFS

CE2/CX1EK Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA
CX1AA     Radio Club Uruguayo,P.O. Box 37, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
DK7AN     Ernst Haberland, Bluetenweg 27, 06198 Salzatal OT Lieskau, Germany
DL2AWG    Guenter Gassler, Eichertstr. 8, 07589 Muenchenbernsdorf, Germany
E21EIC    Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart  University,
          Bangkok, 10903, Thailand
N3SL      Kim Larson, 22 N Hidden Acres Drive, Sioux City, IA 51108-8641,
N5T       Ronald Litt, 15547 Stoney Fork Dr, Houston, TX 77084, USA
ON7PP     Patrick Piesen, Hermans Lybaertstraat 35 bus 1, 8300
          Knokke-Heist, Belgium
ZS1A      Johan Sevenster, P.O. Box 7146, Welgemoed, 7538, South Africa


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