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Friday, April 25, 2014

425 DX News #1199
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Mauro Pregliasco
10:31 AM (2 hours ago)

26 April 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1199
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Rocco DG5AA, Rich DK8YY and Dieter DL1AWD are active as 3D2RH  from
         Fiji until 4 May. They operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via DH7WW, direct or bureau.
5Z     - Toru, JH0CJH will be active as  5Z4/JH0CJH    from  Nairobi,  Kenya
         until 3 May. He will operate mainly CW on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
DL     - A large group of German operators  will  be  active  as  DL0DFF and
         DK0RZ with two stations from Hooge  Island  (EU-042)  on  1-4  May.
         QSLs via the DARC bureau. [TNX]
DL     - DJ4EL, DK4DJ, DK6BA and DK9LB will be active  from  Fehmarn  Island
         (EU-128) on 1-4 May. QSL via home calls,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX]
DL     - Oliver, DK7TX will be active  as  DK7TX/p  from  Spiekeroog  Island
         (EU-047) on 11-17 June. He will be QRV mainly  on  20,  15  and  10
         metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX DK7TX]
F      - Didier, F4ELJ will be active as F4ELJ/p from Ile d'Oleron  (EU-032)
         on 3-10 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
FG     - Sam, F6AML will be  active  as  TO6A  from  Les  Saintes  (NA-114),
         Guadeloupe on 5-20 May.  He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via F6AML, direct or bureau (email address  for  bureau
         card requests: qsldxped[@]
GM     - A small team from the  GS3PYE  expedition  to  the  Isle  of  Lewis
         (EU-010) [425DXN 1198] plan to make an extra  trip  to  operate  as
         GS6PYE/p from the  Shiant  Isles  (EU-112).  They  are  aiming  for
         afternoon/early evening operations on 28 April, but may  switch  to
         30 April if the weather is bad. Up-to-date plans and progress  will
         be on and Twitter (@g3pye). QSL via M0VFC;
         logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
HB0    - DL4HTK and DO5AD will be active as HB0DRK and  HB0YRK  respectively
         from Liechtenstein on 4-18 May. They will operate CW,SSB,  PSK  and
         RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL for both callsigns via DL5DRK. [TNX NG3K]
J7     - Walter, HB9MFM will be active  as  J79WTA  from  Dominica  (NA-101)
         until 8 June. He operates holiday style on 160-10  metres  SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  Logsearch  on
         Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
ON     - Ten special Belgian callsigns (OS10M, OS11M, OS12M,  OS13M,  OS14M,
         OS15M, OS16M, OS17M, OS18M and OS19M) are currently  in  use  until
         14 May [425DXN 1197]  to  promote  recognition  of  Morse  Code  as
         Intangible Cultural Heritage. QSL cards will automatically be  sent
         out  via  the  UBA    bureau.    Logsearch    is    available    at A commemorative award is available  free
         of charge for working 7 (Belgium), 5 (rest of Europe)  or  3  (rest
         of the world) different special callsigns on  CW;  just  send  your
         QSO  list  to  the  UBA  Award  Manager,  Egbert  Hertsen    ON4CAS
         (on4cas[@] no later than 30 June 2014. [TNX ON4CAS]
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be  active  again  as  OX3LX  from  Aasiaat  Island
         (NA-134) on 5-9 May. He will operate mainly CW on the HF  bands  in
         his limited spare time. QSL via OZ1PIF, LoTW and eQSL.  Updates  on
         his  future  activities  from  Greenland  will   be    posted    to [TNX]
PY     - Renner, PY7RP will be  active  as  PY7RP/6  from  Ilha  de  Tinhare
         (SA-080) on 6-12 May. QSL direct to home call (OQRS on  Club  Log).
PY     - Twenty-seven special stations (one for each  Brazilian  State  plus
         the Federal District) with ZX14 and ZY14 prefixes  will  be  active
         from 1 June to 30 July to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup,  which
         will be held in Brazil from 12 June to  13  July:  ZX14AM,  ZX14BA,
         ZX14CE, ZX14DF, ZX14MG, ZX14MT,  ZX14PE,  ZX14PR,  ZX14RJ,  ZX14RN,
         ZX14RS, ZX14SP, ZY14AC, ZY14AL,  ZY14AP,  ZY14ES,  ZY14GO,  ZY14MA,
         ZY14MS, ZY14PA, ZY14PB, ZY14PI,  ZY14RO,  ZY14RR,  ZY14SC,  ZY14SE,
         ZY14TO. All of the QSOs will be  confirmed  automatically  via  the
         bureau; direct cards via PT2AA (LABRE, Caixa Postal 4,  Brasilia  -
         DF, 70351-970, Brazil). Information on the award  "Brazil  Land  of
         Football", sponsored by the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros  de  Radio
         Emissao  (LABRE,  Brazil's  IARU  society),  can  be    found    at
PY0F   - PP1CZ is active again as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha  until
         29 April. He operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
T30    - Rolf, DL7VEE and other eleven experienced  operators  form  Germany
         (namely  DF7TT,  DJ9HX,  DK3CG,  DL1RTL,  DL2AWG,  DL2HWA,  DL2RNS,
         DL4SVA, DL6JGN, DL7JOM and DM2AYO) will  be  active  as  T30D  from
         Tarawa, Western Kiribati (OC-017) on 2-15  October.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with four stations  around
         the clock. Logsearch on Club Log; QSL via DL4SVA, direct or  bureau
         (OQRS on the expedition's  website),  and  LoTW  approximately  six
         months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Further  information
         can be found at
T8     - Nob, JR3STX will be active as T88ST from Palau from 29 April  to  7
         May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via  home
         call. [TNX NG3K]
TK     - A team of six (I2RFJ, IK3HAR, IV3BSY, IW3HXR,  IZ2ESV  and  IZ2LSC)
         will be active as TK1R from Corsica (EU-014) from  30  April  to  4
         May, including participation in the ARI  International  DX  Contest
         (3-4 May). They will run at least three stations, with a  focus  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres, and digital modes. QSL via IK2DUW.
UA     - A very large number of Russian stations using special  prefix  RP69
         (where the letter P stands for 'pobeda', i.e.  'victory')  will  be
         on 3-9 May to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the  end  of  World
         War II. Further information, including the  list  of  participating
         stations and their QSL routes, at
UA     - Aleksandr, RU0LM and other five operators (R6MG, R7MR, RK3AW,  RX3F
         and UA0LCZ) will be active as RI0F from IOTA group AS-062 on  18-25
         June. QSL via RX3F, direct or bureau. Further  information  can  be
         found at [TNX]
V6     - V650XG is the special callsign issued to Haru, JA1XGI to  celebrate
         his 50th anniversary  in  amateur  radio.  He  will  use  it  while
         operating  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010)  Micronesia  on  9-15  May  (and
         possibly again in early December from the Chuuk  Islands,  OC-011).
         He will be active on 40-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and  JT65.  QSL  via
         home  call,  direct  or  bureau  (OQRS   on    Club    Log).    See for further information.
YB     - Imam, YB4IR will be active as YB4IR/5 from Pulau  Singkep  (OC-107)
         on 8-13 May. He will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 40-10 metres.  QSL
         via home call, OQRS on Club Log. [TNX YB4IR]
YB     - John YB5NOF, Anton YB5QZ and others are planning to  be  active  as
         YE5S from the island of  Serasan  (Natuna  Selatan  Islands  Group,
         OC-109), and as YE5T from the Tambelan  Islands  (OC-122)  for  one
         week around mid-May. "This trip is very much dependent on the  ship
         schedule", W2FB says. "Firm dates will  be  posted  on  as
         soon as boat schedule is confirmed". Donations  are  being  sought,
         and pledges are welcome via w2fb[@] QSL via W2FB,  direct
         or bureau.
YV0    - The YW0A team [425DXN 1186] will depart La Guaria on 29 April at  7
         a.m. (11.30 UTC). The voyage to  Aves  Island  (NA-020)  will  take
         about 40 hours. Once on the island,  they  will  be  QRV  on  160-6
         metres SSB, CW and digital modes (RTTY, BPSK  31,  BPSK  63,  JT65)
         for 5-7 days. QSL via EB7DX  (OQRS  on  Club  Log  for  direct  and
         bureau  cards)  and  eventually  LoTW.  Further   information    at

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

MATTHEW ISLAND ---> The website for  the TX4A  DXpedition to  Matthew Island
(OC-218)  [425DXN 1198] is under  construction  at
This  IOTA group was activated by FK5M (operators FK8CR, FK8GM and FK1RF) on
3-4 December 1996 and again on 23 April 1997. Both logs are still  open (see and Jean-Michel, F6AJA still has some
blank cards. [TNX F6AJA]

QSL FK8CE ---> Buzz, NI5DX is now the QSL manager for Dom, FK8CE. New  cards
are being printed.  All  requests  should  be  sent  direct  to  William  M.
Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton TX 77515, USA. Buzz will be able to  confirm
QSOs made from November 2011 onward. [TNX NI5DX]

OC-177 ---> Logsearch and  OQRS  for  Budi's  recent  operation  from  Pulau
Payung Besar as YF1AR/0 are now available on Club Log.  Pictures  and  video
at  [TNX

QSL A35V & A35X ---> Many log correction requests  have  been  received  and
are being taken care of. The QSL manager (N3SL) says that  the  OQRS  option
via Club Log  will  be  enabled  later  in  the  year,  likely  November  or
December. "In the meantime", Steve says, "those who wish to use  PayPal  for
direct cards may do so to siouxdx[at] account. DX  minimum  is  US$2.
US stations $1 is sufficient". Cards will  not  be  printed  until  June  or
July, so be patient. [TNX N3SL]

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/1 from Connecticut  and
W1AW/7 Nevada to be on the air starting at  00.00  UTC  on  30  April  until
23.59 UTC on 6 May. Complete information on the ARRL  Centennial  QSO  Party
can be found at

YASME --->  At  its  annual  meeting  held  at  the  2014  International  DX
Convention in Visalia  (CA),  the  YASME  Foundation's  Board  of  Directors
elected the following directors and officers: Ward Silver,  N0AX  (President
and Director), Fred Laun K3ZO  (Vice-President  and  Director),  Rusty  Epps
W6OAT (Treasurer and Director), Kip Edwards W6SZN (Secretary and  Director),
Martti Laine OH2BH, Mac McHenry W6BSY and  Bob  Vallio,  W6RGG  (Directors).
The  YASME  Foundation  (  is  a  not-for-profit   corporation
organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to  Amateur
Radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of  Amateur  Radio
in developing countries. [TNX W6SZN]


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3A2LF,  3B8DB,  3B9EME,  3B9FR,
3C0BYP, 3D2MP,  3V8SM,  4L5O,  4S7AVR,  5H1Z/3,  5T5BV,  5V7TH,  5Z4/EA4ATI,
6Y5WJ, 8P6NW, 8Q7TS, 8R1AK, 9H25Y, 9J2T, 9K2UU, 9V1DR, 9V1DR, A61CK,  A61LL,
A61Q, A71BX, A92AA, AP2TN, AZ5ZA, BD6ES, BY4IB/4, C56KR,  CE1/K7CA,  CE2AWW,
FR/DJ7RJ, FW5JJ,  G2F,  HL5FUA,  J38XX,  J6/WB4WXE,  J67ZF,  J69MV,  J79WTA,
OA4TT, OD5NJ/P (AS-108), OG0A, OH0R, OM13YOTA, PJ5/N5WR,  PJ76,  PY0F/PP1CZ,
VU2GSM, XR0ZR,  XT2AW,  XZ1J,  YB3MM/2  (OC-186),  YB3MM/4  (OC-262),YB3MM/8
(OC-219),  YB4IR/p  (OC-204),  YB9Y  (OC-276)YF1AR/0    (OC-177),    YF1AR/9
(OC-275), YJ0OU, YN9SU, Z33Z, Z35T, Z81R, ZA1G, ZB2FK, ZD7DC, ZP9MCE, ZS8C.


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