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Friday, July 11, 2014

12 July 2014                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1210
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

8Q     - Petter, LA2PIA will be active  as  8Q7PS  from  South  Male  Atoll,
         Maldives (AS-013) on 15-29  July.  He  will  operate  SSB  on  80-6
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
BY     - A large team of 20 operators will be active as BY4IB  from  Liugong
         Island (AS-146) on 20-27  July.  They  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes on 80-10 metres, plus 6m, 2m  and  70cm.  QSL  direct
         only to BD4KM  (Yongwei  Yu,  P.O.  Box  73,  264209  Weihai,  P.R.
         China).  Further  information,  including  PayPal    account,    at [TNX BA4MY]
DU     - Leo, DW1OXL  (formerly  YC9MLL)  has  a  new  job  on  Cebu  Island
         (OC-129) and is expected to  be  on  air  as  DW1OXL/7  during  his
         posting there. QSL  via  M0OXO  (preferably  through  the  OQRS  on [TNX M0OXO]
EL     - EL2CE, EL2DT and EL2BG will be active as EL2BEN during the IARU  HF
         Championship. The special callsign honours Hubert Walcott  Benjamin
         Sr,  EL2BA,  past  President  of  the  Liberian    Radio    Amateur
         Association, who passed away in early January.  QSL  direct  to  I.
         Richmond  W.K.  Harding,    6141    Clifton    Avenue    Extension,
         Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA.
GD     - Keith, G3TTC has plans to operate holiday style  as  GD3TTC/p  from
         the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 20-28  July.  Check  around  the  usual
         IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX G3TTC]
GM     - Simon, M0SIY will be active holiday  style  as  MM0SIY/p  from  the
         Isle of Lewis (EU-010) on 17-19 July. He will operate SSB on  40-10
         metres. QSL via M0SIY. [TNX]
HP     - Jose, HP2BWJ will be active on as H92G from  Isla  Grande  (NA-202)
         on 19-20 July. Expect activity on 40, 20, 17,  15  and  10  metres.
         QSL direct to via HP2BWJ.
I      - "One Nation, One Callsign" is the motto of this year's ARI HQ  team
         for the IARU HF World Championship. Twelve  stations  will  operate
         CW and SSB on the six contest bands, for the first time  using  one
         single callsign - II0HQ. QSL via bureau and LoTW.
I      - Francesco, IZ8NWA will  be  active  as  IB0/IZ8NWA  from  Ventotene
         Island (EU-045) on 13-20 July. QSL via home call. [TNX DX Coffee]
J7     - Laurent,  FM5BH  will  be  active   holiday  style  as  J79BH  from
         Dominica (NA-101) on 14-21 July. He will operate CW  and  SSB.  QSL
         via FM5BH (direct). [TNX NG3K]
OH     - Special event  station  OF3ERTC  will  be  active  again  over  the
         weekend of 12-13 July, including activity during the IARU HF  World
         Championship. OF3ERTC promotes the European Team  Championship,  "a
         Virtual World version of WRTC" to be held on 19-20 July during  the
         Youngsters  On  The  Air  (YOTA,  radio  camp  in
         Virrat.  Detailed  information  on  ERTC   can    be    found    at QSL OF3ERTC via OH2BH.
OZ     - Marc, PD7YY will  be  active  as  OZ/PD7YY  from  Langeland  Island
         (EU-172) on 19-25 July. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  [TNX]
PA     - Celebrating his 30th anniversary in amateur  radio,  Adriaan,  PE2K
         will be active as PE30K from 18 July to 14 August.  QSL  via  PE2K,
         bureau preferred. [TNX PE2K]
SV     - Nikos, SV1CEI will be active holiday style as SV8/SV1CEI  from  Kea
         Island (EU-067) on 15-31 July. He will operate only CW  on  the  HF
         bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call (direct). [TNX DX Coffee]
TA     - Bodo, DF8DX has been active as TA0/DF8DX  from  Buyukada  since  10
         July. This is largest  of  the  Princes'  Islands  in  the  Sea  of
         Marmara group (AS-201), one of the 11 new  IOTA  groups  that  were
         announced on 5 July  at the IOTA  50th Anniversary  Convention (see
         below). Bodo is QRV until 13 July. QSL via home call.
VE     - IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH will be operating  during  the  the
         IARU HF Championship at the  Calgary  Amateur  Radio  Association's
         club station, using the special call VC6IARU  and  giving  out  the
         rare AC multiplier.
VP2E   - Frank,  K3TRM  (   will  be  active  as  VP2ERM  from
         Anguilla (NA-022) from 19 July to 3 August. He  will  operate  SSB,
         CW and RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via K3TRM, direct  or
         bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Jon, WB8YJF  will  be  active  as  WB8YJF/4  from  Ocracoke  Island
         (NA-067) on 20-27 July. He will operate mainly  CW  with  some  SSB
         and RTTY, with activity during  the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Jens,  DL2RMM  will  be  active  as  K2RMM/4  from  Sanibel  Island
         (NA-069) from 20 July to 1 August, including an entry in  the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via DL2RMM, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
Z2     - Mirek, VK6DXI will be active once again as  Z21DXI  from  Bulawayo,
         Zimbabwe from 14 July to 3 August. He will  operate  mainly  CW  on
         the HF bands and 6 metres  in  his  spare  time.  QSL  via  SP5UAF,
         direct or bureau. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.

IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The objective of the contest is  to  contact
as  many  other amateurs, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around
the world  as possible using the  160, 80,  40, 20, 15 and 10m  bands.  This
year's  event (rules can be found at will
run from  12 UTC on 12 July until  12 UTC on the 13th.  The World Radiosport
Team Championship ( will take place within this year's IARU
Contest.  The  following  IARU Member Society  HQ stations  are expected  to

Call     DXCC                Mult
4L0G     Georgia             NARG
7T0HQ    Algeria             ARA
8N1HQ    Japan               JARL
8N4HQ    Japan               JARL
8N8HQ    Japan               JARL
9Y4HQ    Trinidad & Tobago   TTARS
AZ0F     Argentina           RCA
AZ0H     Argentina           RCA
BV0HQ    Taiwan              CTARL
CR5HQ    Portugal            REP
CX1AA    Uruguay             RCU
DA0HQ    Germany             DARC
DX0HQ    Philippine          PARA
GR2HQ    various             RSGB
HB0HQ    Liechtenstein       AFVL
HG0HQ    Hungary             MRASZ
HS50RAST Thailand            RAST
II0HQ    Italy               ARI
LI2HQ    Norway              NRRL
LY0HQ    Lithuania           LRMD
NU1AW    USA                 IARU
OH2HQ    Finland             SRAL
OZ1HQ    Denmark             EDR
PA6HQ    The Netherlands     VERON
R3HQ     Russia              SRR
SN0HQ    Poland              PZK
SX0HQ    Greece              RAAG
T49C     Cuba                FRC
TM0HQ    France              REF
V55HQ    Namibia             NARL
V84O     Brunei              BDARA
VK5WIA   Australia           WIA
VP9HQ    Bermuda             RSB
VY2RAC   Canada              RAC
W100AW   USA                 ARRL
XE1LM    Mexico              FMRE
XR3HQ    Chile               RCCH
XV2HQ    Vietnam             VARC
YE0HQ    Indonesia           ORARI
YR0HQ    Romania             FRR
YV5AJ    Venezuela           RCV
ZF1A     Cayman Isls         CARS
ZL6HQ    New Zealand         NZART
ZS9HQ    South Africa        SARL
ZW2HQ    Brazil              LABRE

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

LORD HOWE 2014 ---> Felix, DL5XL had  to  cancel  is  participation  in  the
13-29 October VK9DLX/VK9LM expedition to Lord  Howe  Island  [425DXN  1196],
and has been replaced by Joerg, DF7TH. Over 3 tons of  equipment  have  been
packed  in  nearly  60  different  boxes  to  be  shipped  from  Germany  to
Australia, and then to their final destination.  Read  the  latest  complete
press release (7 July) on [TNX DL1MGB]

THAILAND ---> The  new  regulations  for  amateur  radio  in  Thailand  were
approved by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications  Commission  on
20 June, and will become effective within 30  days  of  that  date.  Further
information and updates can  be  found  on  the  Radio  Amateur  Society  of
Thailand's website at For the time being,  the  NBTC  has
granted permission to all Intermediate  Class  amateur  radio  operators  in
Thailand to participate in the CQ WW VHF Contest on 6 metres (50-54 MHz)  in
addition to HS0AC and all other club stations. The contest runs  from  18.00
UTC on 19 July until 21.00 UTC on the 20th.

TO5MJ ---> Alain, F5LMJ reports he has cancelled his TO5MJ activity. He  was
expected to be on Guadeloupe on 7-27 July [425DXN 1203]

W1AW WAS ---> The ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations are on hiatus  from  9
to 16 July, during which the 2014 World  Radiosport  Team  Championship  and
the IARU HF Championship  take  place.  Look  for  ARRL  Centennial  station
W1AW/4 from South Carolina to be on the air starting  at  00.00  UTC  on  16
July until 23.59 UTC on the 22nd. There will be only one  state  that  week.
Complete information on the ARRL  Centennial  QSO  Party  can  be  found  at

W4DXCC ---> Sponsored by the SouthEastern DX  and  Contesting  Organization,
Inc. (SEDCO), the 10th W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention will be held at  the
MainStay Suites Conference  Center  in  Pigeon  Forge,  Tennessee  on  26-27
September. Complete details can be found at [TNX K4SV]

                   IOTA PROGRAMME:  NEW ISLAND GROUPS                  
                        by Roger Balister, G3KMA                        
                           RSGB  IOTA Manager                          
                              11 July 2014                              

ELEVEN  NEW  IOTA  GROUPS  were  announced  at  IOTA's   50th    Anniversary
Convention, held in Windsor, England over the weekend  4  to  6  July  2014.
Some result directly from the rule changes  announced  in  the  latest  IOTA
Directory, published in May 2014 (a note of the main changes can be seen  at
IOTA Rule Changes 2014 on

All new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will  need  to
be confirmed by an operation taking place after 5 July 2014 that  meets  the
1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only  after  confirmation
of the number will credit for past operations be  considered.  Most  of  the
new groups have not seen a previous amateur radio operation.  Where  however
there has been an operation with contacts credited to an  IOTA  group,  IOTA
Management will at some point arrange transfers of credits to the new  group
if it has clear-cut information covering all operations in  the  old  group.
In two cases this may not be possible.

The addition of these new groups necessitates in some cases the renaming  of
the titles of existing groups and amendment of the "co-ordination boxes"  as
currently appearing in the new Directory. 'A' and 'W' refer to the  regional
awards as shown in the Directory.

34.59-35.56N  002.13-006.15W
  New 'coastal islands' group. These islands were not previously shown on  a
  1:1,000,000 scale map but now qualify from being shown and named on Google
  Earth. No known previous amateur radio activity.

06.58-07.18S  056.08-056.25E
  New  'remote  island'  group.  This  island  (previously  AF-024)  lies  a
  distance of some 170 km from Platte Island, the nearest island in the rest
  of the Seychelles. Permission to land  and  operate  is  required from the
  owners. No Known previous amateur radio activity. Coetivy  will be deleted
  from AF-024 and the 'co-ordinates box' amended.

32.40-34.35N  132.00-134.52E
  Shikoku, one of the four main Japanese islands, has hitherto not  had  its
  own  coastal  islands  IOTA group  and these all  previously  counted  for
  AS-076. This is being  changed.  The main valid islands will be listed  on
  the  scroll down list on the application page on the RSGB website shortly.
  There  has been  regular  previous amateur radio activity. Contacts do not
  count until a new valid operation has taken place. It may  not be possible
  to  transfer past credits that  now qualify for AS-200P.  The island entry
  against AS-076 will be amended.

40.18-41.04N  026.10-029.31E
  The case for the Sea of Marmara islands counting as a separate  group  for
  IOTA has been reviewed and, given the special treatment afforded the Black
  Sea islands, is considered on balance worthy of acceptance. The main valid
  islands are on the Asiatic side of  the  Sea  of  Marmara.  There has been
  occasional previous amateur radio activity but contacts do not count until
  a new valid operation has taken place.

25.32-25.47N  050.41-050.51E
  This is a self-contained  group  of  islands  (previously  AS-002),  which
  nestle close to Qatar and are physically  separated  off  from Bahrain. No
  known previous amateur radio activity. The island entry against AS-002 and
  the 'co-ordinates box' will be amended.

59.00-62.41N  159.40-165.05E
  The currently named Shelikhova Bay group (AS-091) is being split to  allow
  islands north of Ptichiy Island to count  separately. Dobrzhanskogo Island
  is situated some 600 km from Ptichiy and the  others  mentioned above some
  500 km. This distance spread in a group is quite exceptional. All previous
  activity has been from Ptichiy Island (AS-091)  - by UA0X/EK250RA  (August
  1991), RZ0ZWA/0 and UE0XYZ (both July 2001) - and this will remain AS-091.
  The title of AS-091 will be renamed 'Sea of Okhotsk  Coast  group' and the
 'co-ordinates box' amended.

80.05-80.12N  036.30-037.10E
  New  'remote  island'  group.  This  island  (previously  EU-019)  lies  a
  distance of 158 km  from  Zemlya  Aleksandry, Franz  Josef  Land. Previous
  Amateur Radio Activity was by Nikolay Povalyaev (1985-1991 as UA1O/UA0BCA,
  then 1991 to 1994 as 4K2BCA and,  lastly 1994 when the station  was closed
  as R1FJV) but contacts do not count until a new valid operation has  taken
  place. Viktoriya will be deleted from  EU-019  and the  'co-ordinates box'

45.09-45.13N  029.45-029.47E
  New 'split sovereignty island' group. This is a  newly  established  split
  sovereignty island in the Black Sea just outside the  Danube  Delta. It is
  2km from the mainland and approximate 4.78Km long.  A recent International
  Court  of  Justice  decision  split sovereignty  over the  island  between
  Romania and Ukraine.  It cannot be  joined with  Saculinu Mare because the
  latter is not split sovereignty. No known previous amateur radio activity.

18.00-18.04N  062.57-063.10W
  New 'coastal islands' group of a split sovereignty island.  These  islands
  were not previously shown on a 1:1,000,000 scale map but  now qualify from
  being shown and named on Google Earth in  the  same  way  that the coastal
  islands of St Martin FS count (NA-199).  No  known  previous amateur radio

74.20-78.50N  105.00-123.30W
  This leaves NA-009 as follows:
  NA-009  VY0  Nunavut (Devon Island)  group  (=Baillie-Hamilton,  Bathurst,
  Byam  Martin,  Cameron,  Coburg,  Cornwall,  Cornwallis,   Devon,  Graham,
  Grosvenor, Lougheed) 74.24-77.51N  079.00-106.10W
  The very large territorial/sea area  covered  by  NA-009,  Nunavut  (Parry
  Islands) is divided administratively between NWT  and  Nunavut by straight
  line co-ordinates (in some  cases  across  an island).  Following practice
  elsewhere, these islands are now split  into  two  IOTA  groups. Devon and
  Melville Islands, the largest islands in each, are among  the next largest
  "large islands" in size after others that have been given separate numbers
  because of size. There has been  regular  previous  amateur radio activity
  from NA-248P. Contacts do not  count  for  this  group  until a new  valid
  operation has taken place. It may not be possible to transfer past credits
  from NA-009 that now qualify for NA-248P.

02.40-03.10N  131.00-132.00E
  New 'remote island' group. These two islands  (previously  OC-248)  lie  a
  distance of about 152 km from Merir Island, the  nearest of  the remaining
  South Palau group. No known previous amateur radio activity. The title  of
  OC-248 will be renamed 'Sonsorol Islands group' and the 'co-ordinates box'

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8FA       NI5DX       EH1CB       EA1WD       SN0LOT      SP1PMY
3D2ML       RM2A        FG4NO       F4AVX       SV02FF      SV2GWY
3W3B        E21EIC      FP/KV1J     KV1J        T88KH       BM2JCC
4L8A        K1BV        FR4PV       EA5GL       TA0/DF8DX   DF8DX
4M4C        YV4GLD      GA2MP       N3SL        TK14CC      F8BBL
5B4AJC      UA3DX       GB4TDF      G1LAT       TM100BS     F5KOU
5P2X        DL2DXA      GJ/WJ2O     N2ZN        TM100GM     F8KGY
5W0ML       RM2A        HF33WGC     SP3PKC      TM100LGG    F4GRW
5Z4PL       DJ0TA       HF70AK      SP8MMW      TM200NB     F5KOB
6V7S        RK4FF       HF750J      SP9PRR      TM29CTI     F4FRG
9H5G        NI5DX       HG20JASZ    HA7NK       TM60GW      F5PCX
9J2CA       G3SWH       HG7DANUBE   HA7VY       TM68TDF     F6KDL
9M6XRO/p    M0URX       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      TM800B      F-60345
9V1KK       JH1ILX      HZ1HX       E73Y        TM80GW      F5INJ
A65DR       N4GNR       JT1NOC      I5NOC       V31LF       KH7AM
C5II        JA1UII      JW/KH0PR    JJ8DEN      V47JA       W5JON
C5JA        JE1WVQ      JW/UA3IPL   RW6HS       VE6100EMP/7 VA7QB
C91IW       ZS1WY       JW6VDA      LA6VDA      VK7BO       EA7FTR
C91JR       GI4FUM      JW7QIA      LA7QIA      VY1JA       N3SL
D44TS       DL3GCS      MC0SHL      M0URX       WR1TC       K1KI
DJ60DXMB    DL7UXG      OF3ERTC     OH2BH       YN2RP       NN3RP
DR50RRDXA   DJ6QT       OM08EPC     OM3RP       YS1/NP3J    EA5GL
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OQ4TDF      ON4IPR      YU100CER    YU1HQR
E51QBV      K2QBV       P43K        RW6HS       ZD9M        ZS1A
E72NATO     E73Y        PC200ZVL    PA0ABM      ZF2GO       K6GO
EG5FPN      EA7HBC      R1CC        DJ1ND       ZF2NA       K6GO
EG5HSJ      EA5RKB      R50EPC      RZ3DVP      ZF2ZH       K6ZH
EG7FCJ      EA7FC       R90NOR      RA3TYL      ZS3Y        NI5DX

4J0SFR   Parvana Hasanova Fornatti, 12584 Eden Ct, Apple Valley MN 55124,
DF8DX    Bodo  Fritsche,  Mardelaeckerstr. 14, 5417 Untersiggenthal,
JA1UII   Takeshi Ono, 3-33-11 Hachioji, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken,
         338-0006, Japan
JE1WVQ   Takao Miyatani, 2-8-3 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken,
         338-0014, Japan
KV1J     Eric Williams, 763 Pleasant St, Marlboro MA 01752, USA
N2M      Burlington County Radio Club, P.O. Box 307, Moorestown NJ 08057,
N4GNR    Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Dr, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
RM2A     Dmitrij A. Gura, ul. Belorechenskaya d.45 korp.1 kv.85, Moscow,
         109451, Russia
ZS1A     Johan Sevenster, P.O. Box 7146, Welgemoed, 7538, South Africa


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