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Friday, May 23, 2014

24 May 2014                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1203
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7Q     - Kenneth, LA7GIA will be active as 7Q7GIA from Malawi  from  31  May
         to 8 June. He will operate CW and SSB  on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
9A     - Oliver, DG7XO will be active as either 9A7XO and/or  9A/DG7XO  from
         Ugljan (EU-170) and possibly other nearby islands from 25 May to  7
         June. He will operate SSB and PSK31 on 40, 20, 15  and  10  metres.
         QSL via DG7XO. [TNX DX Newsletter]
9M2    - A large team will be active as  9M2MI  from  Pulau  Undan  (AS-097)
         from 30 May to 1 June. They will operate SSB and CW on 40, 20,  17,
         15, 12  and  10  metres.  QSL  via  9M2YOT,  direct  only.  Further
         information on
CE_ssh - Jorge, CE9OJZ (home call CE3OJZ) works for the Directorate  General
         for Civil Aviation of Chile, and will be stationed at the  Teniente
         Marsh aerodrome on King George  Island,  South  Shetlands  (AN-010)
         until March 2015. QSL via XQ7UP (direct) and LoTW.
CT7    - CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA, CT3FN, CU8AS and  HB9CQL  will  participate
         in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as CS2W from Culatra  Island  (EU-145).
         QSL via HB9CRV and LoTW.
DU     - Don, NW5H will be active as DU8/NW5H from the  islands  of  Dinagat
         (OC-235) and Mindanao (OC-130) between now  and  3  June.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX DX World]
EI     - EI2GX, EI2KC, EI3HA, EI5IQ, EI6FR, EI7DSB, HB9ASZ and  HB9DGV  will
         be active as EJ7NET from Clear Island (EU-121) on 12-17  July.  QSL
         via HB9DGV, direct or bureau. [TNX]
ES     - Look for ES0/OH3LB, ES0/OH3HPV, ES0/OH3TA, ES0/OH6KS and  ES0/OH7KA
         to be active from Hiiumaa Island (EU-034) from 29 May  to  1  June.
         They plan to have at least two stations on  the  air  at  the  same
         time. QSL via home calls, bureau preferred. [TNX]
F      - Special event station TM68VA will be active between 24 May  and  18
         October (further information on to commemorate  the  100th
         anniversary of World War I. The suffix stands for the Vieil  Armand
         (aka Hartmannswillerkopf), a rocky spur in the Vosges mountains  of
         Alsace where a long battle was fought in 1915. QSL via  F6KDL  (all
         of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the  bureau).  [TNX
F      - The Castres DX Gang will be active as  TM5FI  from  the  island  of
         Ratonneau (EU-095) from 28 May to 4 June. QSL  via  F5XX.  [TNX  DX
F      - The Invoker Team (EA3AKA, EA3NT, F4BKV,  F4FET,  F4FPG  and  F4HAU)
         will be active as TM1INT from Banc d'Arguin (EU-159)  from  30  May
         to 1 June. They plan to operate CW and SSB  with  3-4  stations  on
         the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via F5CWU, direct or bureau (OQRS on  Follow them  on  Twitter (@Invoker_Team),
         and find  further information  at [TNX
         Invoker Team]
F      - Commemorating  the  70th  anniversary  of  the  D-Day  landings  in
         Normandy, a team from the Radio Club de Vernon will  be  active  as
         TM70BMC (QSL via F5IL) on 5-8 June  from  the  historical  site  on
         Mont Canisy. Another special callsign  will  be  TM70JUN  (QSL  via
         F4GAJ), to be used from the French Department of Calvados  on  6-20
         June. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Once again (for the 63rd year) the  Association  des  Radioamateurs
         de la Sarthe will operate a special event station for the 24  Hours
         of Le Mans. Look for TM24H on 2-16  June,  with  activity  on  80-6
         metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via F6KFI. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Eric F5LOW, Laurent F5MNK, Bertrand F6HKA and Leon  ON4ZD  will  be
         active as TM0O from the island of Ouessant (EU-065) on 14-21  June.
         They will operate  SSB,  CW  and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  ON4ZD,
         preferably through the OQRS provided by Club Log.
FG     - Alain,  F5LMJ    will  be  active  holiday  style  as  TO5MJ   from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 7-17  July.  He  will  operate  CW,  digital
         modes and SSB on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau, plus LoTW and eQSL. [TNX F5LMJ]
FP     - Once again Eric, KV1J will  be  active  as  FP/KV1J  from  Miquelon
         Island (NA-032) on 5-15 July. Plans are to operate  SSB,  RTTY  and
         some CW on 80-10 metres ("generally on the highest  frequency  band
         open"), plus 6m if there are "indications  of  openings".  He  will
         also take part in the DL-DX RTTY Contest (5-6 July)  and  the  IARU
         HF World Championship (12-13 July). QSL via home  call,  direct  or
         bureau,  LoTW  and  eQSL.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
FS     - John, K9EL will be active as FS/K9EL from St.  Martin  (NA-105)  on
         9-27 June. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres,  possibly  on  60  metres
         "if there is interest". QSL via home call; daily  uploads  to  Club
         Log and LOTW are planned. Follow his daily  activities  on  Twitter
G      - Once again a team from the South Bristol Amateur  Radio  Club  will
         be active as GB2BLE from Lundy Island (EU-120) on 15-20 June.  They
         plan to operate SSB and  digital  modes  (mainly  PSK31)  on  80-10
         metres, and possibly also on 6 and  2m.  QSL  via  bureau.  Further
         information at
GD     - A team from the  Telford  and  District  Amateur  Society  will  be
         active as GT3ZME/p from the Isle Of Man  (EU-116)  on  26-30  June.
         They will be QRV on the HF bands, as well as on  VHF  ("50MHz  will
         be a priority"), UHF and  SHF.  QSL  via  bureau  to  G3ZME  (email
         requests for bureau cards to buroqsl[@]  or direct
         to M0PNN.
JA     - Look for Masa, JF3ELH to be active as JF3ELH/6  from  Amami  Oshima
         (AS-023) from 30 May to 1 June. He  will  be  QRV  on  40-6  metres
         mainly CW. QSL via home call. [TNX JI3DST]
KP4    - Anthony, WP4I and others (Carlos KP4CPC, Rafael KP4ROS  and  Edgard
         NP4EG) will  be  active  from  the  lighthouse  on  Isla  Culebrita
         (NA-099)  on  15-18  August,  including  participation    in    the
         International  Lighthouse/Lightship    Weekend    (16-17    August, They will operate SSB,  CW  and  digital  modes.
         [TNX KP4CPC]
P4     - K5NOT, W5BL and W5LJW will be active holiday style  as  P40DM  from
         Aruba (SA-036) from 29 May to 4 June. They  will  be  QRV  on  20-6
         metres, with a focus on 10 and 6 metres. QSL via K5NOT. They  might
         also  operate  under  their  individual  callsigns,  namely   P40TX
         (K5NOT), P40DL (W5BL) and P40LW (K5RAU). [TNX]
SM     - Lars, SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island  (EU-137)  on
         9-15 June. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
SV     - SV2BRT, SV2CLJ, SV2DGH, SV2FPU, SV2HNC and SV2RJV  will  be  active
         as J48TSL from the island of Skyros (EU-060) on  13-19  June.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via SV2DGH.  [TNX
V6     - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
         Micronesia from 30 May to 5 June. He will be QRV  on  80-6  metres.
         QSL direct to JA7HMZ. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - Special callsign VC3JUNO will be in use  on  all  bands  and  modes
         between 6 June and 31 July to commemorate the 70th  anniversary  of
         the D-Day landings in Normandy. QSL via VE3JO,  direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW. [TNX VA3RJ]
VE     - Back in April 1939 the Russian Ilyushin TsKB-30 prototype  "Moskva"
         was forced to land on Miscou Island,  New  Brunswick  while  flying
         non-stop from Moscow to the New York  World's  Fair.  Commemorating
         the  75th  anniversary  of  that  flight,  special  event   station
         VX9MOSKVA will be activated from the lighthouse  on  Miscou  Island
         (NA-068) starting at 15 UTC on 19 June for at least 48 hours.  Look
         for activity on 80, 40, 20,15, and 10 metres CW and  SSB.  QSL  via
         operator's instructions. The special callsign has been granted  for
         use from 24 May to 22 June. [TNX VE9TCA]
W     -  Special  event  station  W9D   will  be  active  on  6-8  June   to
         commemorate the 70th anniversary of D Day.  On  7  June  operations
         will take place from the grounds of the First Division  War  Museum
         at Cantigny Park (Wheaton, IL). The 1st Infantry Division  led  the
         landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944.  QSL  direct  to
         W9DUP (DuPage Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 71, Clarendon  Hills  IL
         60514, USA).
YB     - YB8RW/p, YB8SOC/p, YB8UTI/p, YC8SFS/p, YD8TWW/p and  YD8UNH/p  will
         be active from  several  islands  in  the  Talaud  Group  (OC-209):
         Kabaruan (24-27  May),  Salibabu  (27-28  May),  Sara'a  Besar  and
         Sara'a  Kecil  (28-30  May).  QSLs   via    YB3MM.    Updates    on [TNX W2FB]
YB    -  Budi,  YF1AR ( has slightly changed his plans for his
         DXpedition to the Mentawai Islands  (OC-215)  [425DXN  1201].  Look
         for YF1AR/5 to be active from Pulau Sipura (not  Siberut)  one  day
         later than originally planned, from 25  May  to  1  June.  He  will
         operate mainly SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via N2OO or  via  the  OQRS
         on Club Log. [TNX YF1AR]
YV     - Pedro, YV4OW/5 will be active from Isla Testigo Grande (SA-059)  on
         22-25 May. He operates SSB on 80-6 metres QRP. QSL direct to  AD5VK
         (PayPal link on

IOTA TOUR ---> Klaus, DL7UXG and Ric, DL2VFR will be active from three  IOTA
groups in Finland, Sweden and Norway as follows:
28-29 May      OH6/DL7UXG & OH6/DL2VFR  Bjorkon Island (EU-101)
29 May-1 June  SD3G/2 & SD7V/2          Seskaro Island (EU-139)
1-5 June       LA/DL7UXG & LA/DL2VFR    Vardo Island (EU-141)
Next, until 7 June, they have plans to operate from  a  few  national  parks
(see for  details).  QSL via home calls  (SD3G via DL7UXG,  SD7V via
DL2VFR). [TNX DX World]

CQ WW WPX CW CONTEST  --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (24-25 May):
Call          Category        Country            QSL
3V3A          SOSB 15m        Tunisia            LoTW
4K6FO         SOAB LP         Azerbaijan         LoTW
7QNL          SO              Malawi             PA1AW
7S6W          M/?             Sweden             SM6MIS
9G5ZZ                         Ghana              DL1CW
BD1IIJ        SOSB 15m        China              LoTW
CS2W          M/S             Portugal           HB9CRV
CV3D          M/S             Uruguay            CX2ABC
EF8U          SOAB HP         Canary Isls        EA8URL
EH2OLA        M/S             Spain              EA2EA
HC2AO         SOSB 160m HP    Ecuador            LoTW/RC5A
IT9/OL9R      SOSB 20m        Italy (Sicily)     OK6RA
IY1GMS        M/2             Italy              IK1SPR
IY9A          SOSB 40m HP     AF Italy           IK2ILH
JW/K8GU       SO              Svalbard           K8GU
JW/W2NAF      SO              Svalbard           W2NAF
LI8W          SOAB            Norway             LA9VDA
LX7I          M/2             Luxembourg         LX2A
LY4A          M/2             Lithuania          LY4A
MJ5Z          SOAB LP         Jersey             LoTW/M0CFW
NP2P          SOAB LP         Virgin Isls        LoTW
OC4WW         SO              Peru               OH0XX
OF60A                         Finland            OH6GDX
OG0A          SOSB 10m HP     Aland Isls         OH2BH
OG9X          M/?             Finland            LotW
P3N           M/S             Cyprus             RW3RN
P40A          SOAB            Aruba              WD9DZV
P44W          SOAB LP         Aruba              LoTW/N2MM
P49Y          SOAB            Aruba              LoTW/AE6Y
PJ4J          M/S             Bonaire            LoTW/N2ZN
SW8WW         SOAB            Greece             HA0HW
TC3D          SOAB LP         Turkey             TA3D
TM1A          M/?             France             F6KOP
TM5GBW        SO              France             F4GBW
VB7X                          Canada             VA7DZ
VP9/UU5WW     SO              Bermuda            K2PF
W1UE/HR9      M/S             Honduras           W1UE
WP3C          SOAB LP         Puerto Rico        W3HNK
XW0YJY        SOAB            Laos               LoTW/E21EIC
YE1K          M/M             Indonesia          YD1JZ
YN2GY         SOAB LP         Nicaragua          K9GY
YS1YS         SOSB 20m LP     El Salvador        YS1GMV
ZL3X          M/2             New Zealand        ZL3PAH
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, at - good contest  to you all!

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

BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD ---> The 2013 Best Communication  Award,  sponsored
by DX Coffee and DX University  [425DXN  1198],  went  to  TX5K  (Clipperton
Island) "for the large amount of information given before, during and  after
the operation on the official website  and  the  related  blog".  Information  on  this  annual  award  can  be   found  at

IOTA NEWS: DIRECTORY 2014  --->  The  new  IOTA  Directory,  published  this
month, makes a number of changes to the Rules, to take  effect  immediately.
These were mainly provisions that were out of date and no  longer  reflected
IOTA  as  it  is  today.  A  note  of  the  main  changes  can  be  seen  on (click  on  "IOTA  Rule  Changes  2014").  The  IOTA
Directory-50th Anniversary Edition is available from the  Radio  Society  of
Great Britain's online store (

IOTA NEWS: NEW GROUPS ---> Following the note of 4 April (10  New  IOTAs  to
be announced at IOTA Convention, see  425DXN  1196),  "we  have  now  posted
details  of  the  small  rule   changes    affecting    this    exercise  at Those attending the Convention  and  interested  in
submitting candidate groups should read the guidance  given  in  "IOTA  Rule
Changes 2014 (Convention Attendees)". The date for submissions  is  20  June
2014. If you have already submitted a case in the last  year,  there  is  no
need to resubmit it, just let us know that you want it  reconsidered".  [TNX

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/0  from  Missouri  and
W1AW/7 from Wyoming to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 28  May  until
23.59 UTC on 3 June. Complete information on the ARRL Centennial  QSO  Party
can be found at


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3B8DB,  3B9FR,  3C0BYP,  3D2AG/p,
4J0SFR, 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG, 4S7LXG, 4S7VG,  6Y3M,  7Z1SJ,  8P6DR,  9J2T,  A71EZ,
A92HK, C31CT, CE2/CX1EK,  CY0P,  DU1EV,  DU7ET,  DU7RH,  EA9/DL2RNS,  EP3HF,
EU7A,  EX8BS,  EY7AD,  F4FET/p,  FK8IK,  FO/F6CTL,  FR1LB,   FW5JJ,  GB0SNB,
HH2/N5JC, HH2/N5JR, HS0ZIQ,  J28NC,  J6SLI35,  J8/LY2IJ,  JA5MOO/p,  JD1YBT,
OD5ZZ, OH3OJ/8 (EU-184),  PJ4Q,  PJ5/K3TRM,  RA1ZZ/p,  S9TF,  ST2M,  SV5BYR,
T32TV, TK/IK2UJS/p, TX6G, UK9AA, UN3M, V21ZG, V25A,  V73DL,  V85TL,  VP2EXX,
VP2V/SP6CIK, VU7AG, W8A, XE3/HK3JJH (NA-183), XF1T  (NA-189),  XV2RZ,  XZ1J,
YB3MM/2 (OC-186), YB3MM/4  (OC-262),  YB3MM/8  (OC-219),  YB3MM/p  (OC-237),
YB3ZP, YB4IR/5 (OC-106), YB8XM/p (OC-076), YB8XM/P (OC-224), YE3I  (OC-237),


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