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Friday, June 20, 2014

21 June 2014                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1207
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4W     - Adhi, YB3MM will be active  as  4W/NB3MM  from  Dili,  Timor  Leste
         (OC-148) from 31 July to 5 August. He will be QRV on  30,  20,  17,
         15 and 12 metres mainly SSB with some CW  and  PSK31,  running  100
         watts into a 3-element yagi for 15m, a 2-element yagi for 20m,  and
         verticals for  the  the  other  bands.  QSL  via  IZ8CCW  or  YB3MM
         (QSLling  instructions  at
         [TNX MDXC]
3D2    - Aki, JA1NLX will be active as  3D2YA  from  Mana  Island  (OC-121),
         Fiji on 3-9 October. He will operate mainly  CW  on  30-10  metres.
         QSL via JA1NLX (direct only) and  LoTW.  An  OQRS  for  direct  and
         bureau cards will be available at Club Log (bureau  cards  will  be
         sent through Global QSL).
C2     - Stan, LZ1GC will be active as C21GC from  Nauru  (OC-031)  from  28
         September to 14 October. He plans to be QRV on  160-10  metres  CW,
         SSB and probably RTTY. This will not be a holiday style  operation!
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  Target  frequencies
         and further information can be found at
CT8    - CT1EEQ (CU8AV),  CT1EGW  (CU8AU),  CT1EKD,  CT4NH  (CU8NH),  CU8AS,
         DL2YHY, DL8MLD  and  HB9CRV  will  be  active  from  Flores  Island
         (EU-089), Azores on 21-28 July.  QSL  via  home  calls.  They  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest as  CR2V  (QSL  via  HB9CRV).  [TNX
EA     - EF6 (no suffix) is the special callsign granted  to  the  Union  de
         Radioaficionados Espanoles' HQ station in Madrid to  celebrate  the
         proclamation of Felipe VI as king of Spain.  EF6  will  be  in  use
         until 17 July. QSL via EA4URE. [TNX URE]
JW     - Alexander, UA3IPL will be  active  as  JW/UA3IPL  from  Spitsbergen
         (EU-026) from 26 June to 28 August. He will operate  SSB,  slow  CW
         and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL  via  RW6HS  (direct).  [TNX
LA     - Wolfgang, DM2AUJ will be active holiday  style  as  LA/DM2AUJ  from
         the Lofoten Islands (EU-076) from 25 June to 13 July. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
PJ4    - Harry, AA2WN  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  PJ4/AA2WN  from
         Bonaire (SA-006) on 22-27 June. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TK     - Laurent, F8BBL will be active holiday style as TK14CC from  Corsica
         (EU-014) on 5-19 July. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB  and
         digital activity on 80-6 metres. He also plans to be QRV on  6m  as
         TK14CC/p from grid locator JN43. QSL via F8BBL, direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log.
YB     - Look  for  YB8RW/p  and  others  (YB8RXA,  YB8SFE,  YB9BU,  YD8SVX,
         YD8TWV, YD8TYC, YD8UFD, YE8XBN, YE8XII  and  YE8XW)  to  be  active
         from the islands of Halmahera and  Kahatola  (bot  count  for  IOTA
         group OC-145) on 20-26 June. QSl via YB9BU. [TNX JN6RZM]
VK     - Cezar (VE3LYC), Craig (VK5CE), Johan (PA3EXX) and Bob (KD1CT)  will
         be active as VK6ISL from Sandy Island (OC-294, new  one  for  IOTA)
         for four full days between 14 and  21  September.  Operations  will
         take place using two stations around the  clock,  on  SSB  and  CW,
         from 40 to 10 metres. QSL via VE3LYC, direct  (OQRS  on  Club  Log)
         and bureau. "The costs associated with this project  are  extremely
         high, in great part due to the licensing  restrictions  imposed  by
         the  Conservation  Authority  for  boat    transportation,    which
         drastically reduced the available options. The Team is looking  for
         any possible financial support from groups and individuals who  can
         help them defray some of these costs".  Further information on this
         project can be found at [TNX IZ1CRR]
VK9X   - A  team  from  Poland  (SP2EBG,  SP2GKS,  SP3CYY,  SP3GEM,  SP6EQZ,
         SP6FXY, SP6IXF and SP9FOW) will be active as VK9XSP from  Christmas
         Island (OC-002) from 18 October to 1 November.  They  will  operate
         CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres; at least  two  stations  will  be
         active around the clock, and one station will take part in  the  CQ
         WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via  SP6IXF  (logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club
         Log), LoTW  and  eQSL.  Bookmark  for  further
         information and updates.
W      - Bill, K5WL  will be active  holiday  style  as  K5WL/4  from  Conch
         Island (NA-062) on 22-28 June. He will operate QRP  on  20  and  40
         metres CW. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.  [TNX]
W      - The following stations will  be  active  during  the  "Original  13
         Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-6 July:  K2A  (New
         York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D  (Connecticut),  K2E
         (Delaware), K2F (Maryland),  K2G  (Georgia),  K2H  (Massachusetts),
         K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K  (New  Hampshire),  K2L
         (South Carolina) and K2M  (Pennsylvania).  Further  information  on
         the  event  and  the  relevant  certificate  can  be    found    at
W      - WR1TC will be the World Radiosport Team Championship's  HQ  station
         located at the host hotel in Westborough, MA. It will be active  on
         9-14  July,  including  a  Multi-2  entry  in  the  IARU  HF  World
         Championship. QSL via K1KI and LoTW.

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

POSTAL RATES (NEW ZEALAND)--->  Effective 1  July,  New  Zealand  Post  will
implement a postal rate increase  (  The  postage
required to send "medium letters" by International Air to Australia &  South
Pacific will be 2.00 NZD (about 1.75 USD), and 2.50 NZD (about 2.20 USD)  to
the rest of the world.

QSL 4U1ITU, 4U1UN & 4U1WRC ---> Get your missing QSLs for QSOs with  4U1ITU,
4U1UN and 4U1WRC (2012) at the Swiss DX Foundation's booth at Hamradio  2014
(Friedrichshafen) on 27-29 June. Additionally you can  also  get  QSL  cards
for HB9SOLAR and HB14SAF. Bring your QSO  data  with  you  and  observe  the
working hours of the QSL manager (to be available at  the  booth).  [TNX  DX

QSL FT5ZM ---> On 17 June N2OO reported that the cards were  "just  arriving
from printer. The SJDXA QSL  team  has  been  hard  at  work  preparing  the
labels. All of our attention is focused on  FT5ZM  QSLs  right  now.  I  ask
everyone waiting for other cards that I handle to be patient  while  we  get
through this enormous project".

QSL HZ1HX ---> Effective 1 June, E73Y is the  new  QSL  manager  for  HZ1HX.
Boris has complete logs and will be able  to  confirm  direct  and    bureau
requests for all QSOs. Clublog OQRS will be activated he receives the  cards
from the printer.

VK0EK: HEARD ISLAND 2016 ---> The  radio  team  is  being  reorganized  from
scratch. "We have been building the radio team  over  the  past  year",  the
latest (14 June) post on says,  "and  we  have  more  than
half the projected 20 participants committed.  Unfortunately,  in  the  past
two months five team members withdrew, including  the  team  leader,  citing
conflicts or the desire  to  participate  in  a  shorter,  less  challenging
DXpedition". Therefore it has been  decided  to  completely  reorganize  the
radio team. "The first step is to identify a new team leader who  is  widely
respected in  the  DXing  community  and  experienced  with  organizing  and
leading DXpeditions to rare locations. The new team  leader  will  have  the
authority  and  responsibility  for  re-building  the  radio  team  and  for
managing the amateur radio operations on Heard Island".

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/3  from  Maryland  and
W1AW/9 from Illinois to be on the air starting  at  00.00  UTC  on  25  June
until 23.59 UTC on 1 July. Complete information on the ARRL  Centennial  QSO
Party can be found at

WRTC 2014: CALLSIGNS ---> WRTC teams will be using 59 of the 75  call  signs
in the "1 x 1" special event  block  for  the  first  call  area,  from  K1A
through  W1Z. Sixteen  of  the  available  75 callsigns  will  not  be used,
including  the longest and shortest  CW suffixes (J, Q, Y, E), suffixes that
are  frequently  miscopied  on CW (H)  and  suffixes  not available  in this
callsign  series (X). The  teams  will not know  the callsign they  will use
until the  referee  hands them a sealed envelope  just 15 minutes before the
contest begins. This puts  all teams at an equal  starting point  and helps
maintain the anonymity of the teams.
Participation awards are available for anyone who works a  WRTC  2014  teams
during the competition:


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3D2GC,  3D2RA,  3DA0NJ,  3W2BB,
4L1MA, 4V1JR, 4X6HP,  5J0BV,  5J0X,  7P8JR,  7P8NK,  7P8YY,  7T9A  (AF-104),
9A208DX, 9A20HRS, 9G5ZZ, 9H3XX, 9L1A, 9M4SLL, 9N7BM,  9Q6CC,  A45XR,  A52JR,
A61DJ, A92HK,  BU2EV,  BV7RN,  CE0/W6NV,  CE2/CX1EK,  CE3SX,  CM6RCR,  CR2X,
CU2AP, CV5A (SA-030), CX2CC, CX7CO, E20HHK/p (AS-145) , E75C, EP3HF,  ES3AX,
(SA-080),RA2FF, RN2FQ,  TG9AHM,  TJ3SN,  TO4C,  TO7CC,  UN7TX,  V25M,  V25N,
XR0YY, XU7AEV, XV7BM, XW1YC, XW4ZW, XW7T,  XW8BM,  XZ1J,  YB4IR/5  (OC-107),
YB4IR/5 (OC-109), YF1AR/8 (OC-272), YF1AR/8 (OC-273), ZB2FK, ZD8O, ZD9M.


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