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Friday, July 4, 2014

05 July 2014                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1209
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

        This issue comes earlier than usual, as your trulies are leaving
                    for the IOTA 50th Anniversary Convention

5B     - Rich, M5RIC will operate SSB  and  RTTY  as  5B/M5RIC  from  Cyprus
         (AS-004) on 22-29 July. He will participate in the IOTA Contest  as
         C4I. QSL via M0OXO. [TNX NG3K]
5V     - David OK6DJ (5V7DB), Pavel OK1FPS (5V7PS) and Petr  OK1FCJ  (5V7ST)
         will be active from Togo between 21 September and 5  October,  with
         main activity to be concentrated on 25 September-3 October with  up
         to three stations. They plan to be QRV on the HF bands SSB, CW  and
         digital modes (including an entry in the CQ WW  DX  RTTY  Contest).
         QSL via OK6DJ (OQRS on Club  Log),  LoTW  and  eQSL.  They  have  a
         website at [TNX NG3K]
5Z     - Markus,  DJ4EL  will  be  active  as  5Z4/DJ4EL  from  Lamu  Island
         (AF-040), Kenya on 4-19 October.  He  will  operate  SSB  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.  [TNX]
BV     - A team from Taiwan, Japan and Macau will be  active  as  BV0L  from
         Liuchiu Yu (AS-155) on 25-28  July,  IOTA  Contest  included.  They
         will operate  SSB  and  CW  on  40-6  metres.  QSL  via  operators'
         instructions. [TNX NG3K]
CT9    - Steve, G0SGB will be active as CT9/G0SGB/p  from  Madeira  (AF-014)
         on 11-21 July. He will concentrate on operating  from  the  various
         lighthouses on the island. He will be  QRV  on  40  and  20  metres
         only. QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX]
DL     - DM4DL, DM5HF and DO4WA will be active as DR0F from  Neuwerk  Island
         (EU-127) on 26-28 July. QSL via bureau. [TNX]
DL     - Mike, DG5LAC  will  be  active  as  DG5LAC/p  from  Fehmarn  Island
         (EU-128) on 26-30 July, RSGB IOTA Contest included. He will be  QRV
         on 80-10 metres SSB. QSL home call, direct or bureau (OQRS on  Club
         Log). [TNX]
E6     - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as  E6XG  from  Niue  (OC-040)  on  1-6
         December. He will be QRV on 160-10 meters mainly CW, with some  SSB
         and digital modes. He will be especially looking for Europe on  the
         low bands. QSL via home call. Logsearch on OQRS  on  Club  Log.  He
         has a website at
EI     - The Papa Lima DX Group will be active as EJ0PL from  Great  Blasket
         Island (EU-007) on 26-31 July,  including  an  entry  in  the  IOTA
         Contest as EJ1Y. QSL via EI5JQ, direct  or  bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
FO_m   - Jared, N7SMI and Grant, KZ1W will  be  active  as  TX7G  from  Nuku
         Hiva, Marquesas Islands (OC-027) on 18-26 October,  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest included. The will be QRV on  80-10  metres,  running  high
         power into vertical antennas directly on the beach. QSL via  N7SMI,
         direct and bureau (logsearch on OQRS on Club Log), LoTW  and  eQSL.
         QSLling  policy  and  further  information  can   be    found    at
FP     - Look for Gerhard, FP/OE3GEA and  Oliver,  FP/OE5OHO  to  be  active
         from Miquelon (NA-032) on 16-22 July. They will operate  mainly  CW
         on 40-10 metres, using low power and wire antennas.  QSL  via  home
         calls. [TNX NG3K]
G      - A team from the Newbury and District  ARS  (G5XV)  will  be  active
         from the Isle of Wight (EU-120) on 25-27 July. Main  activity  will
         take place during the  IOTA  Contest,  possibly  as  G7N.  QSL  via
GM     - GA14CG will be the flagship station of the  XX  Commonwealth  Games
         (the third largest  multi-sport  event  in  the  world,  after  the
         Olympic Games  and  the  Asian  Games),  to  be  held  in  Glasgow,
         Scotland from 21  July  to  3  August.  Expect  activity  on  160-2
         metres, usign CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL  via  LoTW  and  eQSL;
         direct and bureau paper QSL cards should be requested  through  the
         OQRS on Club Log.
I      - II0HQ will represent the Associazione Radioamatori  Italiani  (ARI)
         during  the  IARU  HF  World  Championship.  Twelve  stations  will
         operate CW and SSB on the six contest bands.  QSL  via  bureau  and
I      - On 12-13 July  ARI  Tortona  will  be  active  as  IQ1TW  from  the
         birthplace of Fausto Coppi, the cycling "champion of champions"  of
         the years 1940-50, in  Castellania  (Alessandria).  Information  on
         the relevant award  can  be  found  at  [TNX
I      - Stefano, IV3LZQ will be active as IA5/IV3LZQ from Isola del  Giglio
         (EU-028) on 25-28 July, including a  CW  only  entry  in  the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via home call (direct). [TNX]
I      - Bodo, DF8DX will be active as IV3/DF8DX from the  Island  of  Grado
         (EU-130) on 25-29 July. Main  activity  will  be  during  the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota]
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine-jima  (AS-008)
         on 21-28 July, IOTA Contest included. 40-6 metres SSB and CW,  plus
         possibly  FM  and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  home  call,    bureau
         preferred. [TNX JI3DST]
OH0    - Alex, IW5ELA, will be active holiday style as OH0/IW5ELA  from  the
         Aland Islands on 19-26 July. He will operate  mainly  CW  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call.  All  of  the  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau. [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as  OZ0FR/p  from  Eno  Island  (EU-029)
         from 19 July to 1 August.  He  will  operate  mainly  CW  and  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via DL2VFR, bureau  preferred.
F      - Diego, F4HAU and Gil, F4FET will be active as TM1BIG  from  ile  La
         Petite (EU-107) on 26-27 July during  the  IOTA  Contest  and  "for
         some extra hours" after the contest. QSL via F4FET.
F      - Special event call TM36CDXC will be active on  6-20  September  for
         the 36th Clipperton DX Club's Convention (,  to
         be held in Issoire, Auvergne on  19-21  September.  All of the QSOs
         will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
PY     - PU8WZT, PY8DAN, PY8FML, PY8WW and PY8ZE  will  be  active  as  PX8I
         from Ilha de Itarana (SA-060) on 23-28 July. They will  be  QRV  on
         80-10 metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL  direct
         to PY8WW.
S7     - Bigi, DE3BWR and Heli, DD0VR will  be  active  as  S79VR  from  the
         islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue (all  count  for  IOTA  group
         AF-024), Seychelles on 3-30 November. They  will  operate  SSB  and
         QRP CW on the HF bands. QSL  via  DD0VR,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
T8     - Ken, BM2JCC (JP1RIW) will be  active  again  as  T88KH  from  Koror
         (OC-009), Palau on 9-13 July. He will be QRV on  80-6  meters  SSB.
         QSL via BM2JCC, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
T8     - Tevfik, TA1HZ will be active as T88HZ from  Koror  (OC-009),  Palau
         on 24-30 October, including an entry (SOAB or  SOSB,  depending  on
         conditions) in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW or direct  to
         TA1HZ; all of the QSOs will  be  confirmed  automatically  via  the
         bureau in June 2015. [TNX TA1HZ]
V5     - A group of German operators  will  travel  to  Namibia  to  support
         V55HQ (the Namibian Amateur Radio League's HQ station)  during  the
         IARU HF World Championship. Look for V5/DJ2HD, V5/DJ2LS,  V5/DJ5IW,
         V5/DJ7JC, V5/DJ8VC, V5/DJ9RR and V5/DL9NDS to operate  CW  and  SSB
         on 5-15 July. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - VY2RAC will be the RAC HQ station in  this  year's  IARU  HF  World
         Championship. It will be activated by N0AT, K0BBC  and  VE3RZ  from
         VY2TT's "DX Lodge" on Prince Edward Island (NA-029). [TNX VE3RZ]
VP2M   - Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be active as VP2MPX from Montserrat  (NA-103)
         on 10-25 August. He will operate SSB on the HF bands and 6  metres.
         QSL via IK2DUW, direct or bureau. Logsearch on Club Log.
W      - Dragan, K0AP and Vlado, N3CZ will be active  holiday  style  as  as
         K0AP/4 and N3CZ/4 from Anna Maria Island (NA-034)  on  12-19  July.
         They will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL  via  home  calls.
         [TNX K0AP]
W      - Nate, N4YDU will be active from Ocracoke Island (NA-067)  on  20-27
         July. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres, and will  participate  in  the
         RSGB IOTA Contest as W4O. QSL via N4YDU (direct only). [TNX NG3K]
XE     - XE2L and others will be active as 4C2L on  22-24  August  from  the
         Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the highest  cable-stayed  bridge  in
         the world. They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 17,  15,  12
         and 10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via XE2L (direct).
YB     - Kadek, YB9BU will be active as YB9BU/p from  Kupang,  Timor  Island
         (OC-148) from 31 July to 5 August.  QSL  via  home  call  (direct).
         [TNX DX World]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The June 2014 issue is now available for  download

AEGEAN VHF CONTEST ---> The 13th Aegean VHF Contest (6m, 2m and 70cm)  takes
place on 5-6 July (48 hours). Entrants are expected from all Greek  mainland
areas (SV1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7), as well as  from  the  Dodecanese  (SV5),  Crete
(SV9) and other Greek islands (SV8). Complete information can  be  found  at [TNX SV8CYV]

AVES ISLAND ---> The YW0A DXpedition to Aves Island  appears  to  have  been
postponed indefinitely. Read the  4M5  DX  Group's  announcement,  dated  27
June, on

NCDXF ---> At  the  Northern  California  DX  Foundation's  quarterly  board
meeting, on 29 June, Craig Thompson, K9CT,  was  elected  to  the  board  of
directors. In addition to normal director  duties,  Craig  will  help  NCDXF
develop and execute a program for significant contributions  through  estate
giving and tax planning. [TNX W0GJ]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 11,907  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-13),  the  61  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the  Pacific  Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970),  pre-1945  countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a  gallery  for  cards  not  accepted  by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged - please visit

QSL VIA K3SWZ ---> Glenn, K3SWZ  reports  he  is  is  the  QSL  manager  for
W3XS/MM, HI3/W3XS, KP4/W3XS "and any other places W3XS goes or has been".

WRTC 2014: LIVE  SCOREBOARD  --->  There  will  be  a  live  scoreboard  for
tracking the team standings in near real-time during  the  World  Radiosport
Team Championship (12-13 July). The scoreboard can be accessed  directly  on
the web ( or from a link on the WRTC  2014  web  site
The web site will show the scores of all teams ordered  by  score.  Clicking
on a team will reveal the team's band  breakdown,  hourly  rate  sheet,  and
position for each hour of the contest. A leader board  page  will  list  the
top 5 teams by CW contacts, SSB contacts, multipliers, and points  per  QSO.
It will also be possible to select multiple teams and compare  their  scores
on a graph vs time. Teams will be shown by the calls  of  the  team  members
rather than their over-the-air callsign (this is done to  maintain  fairness
by keeping the team identity behind each callsign a secret).
The scoreboard site is live before the contest for testing  purposes.    All
scores will be reset to zero before the contest begins at 12.00  UTC  on  12


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3B9FR,  3D2FJ,  3W2BB,  4L1MA,
5B/UT5UDX, 5Z4/LA4GHA, 7T9A (AF-104),  7Z1SJ,  A35V,  A35X,  BV0VQP,  BV7GC,
(OC-209), YB8V (OC-157), YB4IR/5 (OC-109), YF1AR/8 (OC-273),  ZB2FK,  ZD7VC,


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                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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