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Friday, July 18, 2014

19 July 2014                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1211
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Flavio, IW2NEF plans to be active  as  5H1NE  (requested  callsign)
         from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) from 22 July to  6  August.  He  will
         operate SSB only on the HF bands. QSL via IK2DUW. [TNX DX World]
9A     - IK6JNH, IK6VXO, IZ6CRK and IZ6TSA  will  participate  in  the  IOTA
         Contest as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli (EU-016). They will also be  QRV
         a few days before the contest. QSL via IK6VXO. [TNX IK6VXO]
9A     - Kary, HA9MDN will be active as 9A/HA9MDN from Vir  Island  (EU-170)
         from 25 July to 3 August. He will operate SSB, RTTY, PSK and  SSTV,
         and will take part in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home  call  (bureau
         preferred) and eQSL. [TNX NG3K]
BY     - BA4TB, BD4SS, BD4TS  and  BH4TVU  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  from
         Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 24-27 July. BA4TB will  participate  in
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via home calls. [TNX BA4TB]
C2     - Yuki, JH1NBN will be active again  as  C21BN  from  Nauru  (OC-031)
         from 27 July to 16 August. He will operate SSB on  80-6  metres  in
         his spare time. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CP     - Thomas, OZ1AA is "cycling the globe" (see
         and is currently active as CP1AA from Radio Club La  Paz  until  22
         July, with a focus on 40-10 metres CW. QSL direct to CP1AA  or  via
         LoTW. [TNX OZ1AA]
DL     - Look for DG1LS/p, DN7OMB/p and DO7OMB/p to  be  active  from  Amrum
         Island  (EU-042)  on  26-27  July.  They  will  also  use  DL0SX/p,
         presumably during the IOTA Contest. [TNX]
G      - 18 October will see the 90th anniversary of the  first  UK  to  New
         Zealand radio contact, made on 80 metres between 18-year-old  Cecil
         Goyder (2SZ) at Mill Hill School in London and Frank Bell (4AA)  in
         Shag Valley, on New  Zealand's  South  Island.  To  celebrate  this
         anniversary,  special  callsign  GB2NZ  will  be  active  from   20
         September to 18 October. The call will be made  available  in  turn
         to a series of stations around the UK  during  this  period.  GB2NZ
         will operate CW and SSB, on  80m  when  there  is  propagation  but
         otherwise on the HF bands. In addition,  the  unique  callsign  2SZ
         will be active on 11-18 October from  Mill  Hill  School.  QSL  for
         either GB2NZ and 2SZ via M0OXO,  preferably  through  his  OQRS  at Complete information on the event can  be  found  at [TNX G3BJ]
GM     - Jim, MM0BQI will be active as MA0BQI from Tanera Mor, Summer  Isles
         (EU-092) from 21 July to 3 August. He will participate in the  IOTA
         Contest as GA1J. QSL for  both  callsigns  via  MM0BQI,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX]
HR     - Dan, HR2DMR will  be  active  again  as  HQ3W  from  Cochinos  Cays
         (NA-160) for the IOTA Contest. He might also operate as  HQ8D  from
         Vivorillo Cays (NA-223) for one or two days after the  contest.  As
         always, his  activities  depend  on  the  Honduran  Navy.  QSL  via
         KD4POJ. [TNX DX World]
IS0    - Massimo, I0PNM will be active as IM0/I0PNM from San  Pietro  Island
         (EU-165) from 20 July to 18 August. He will be QRV on 20-10  metres
         SSB, RTTY and PSK, and will participate in the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL
         via home call (direct). [TNX I0PNM]
PA     - Special event station PA73CORSO will be active  on  all  bands  and
         modes between 12 August and 8 September for the 73rd  Bloemencorso,
         the annual flower parade held in Zundert. QSL  via  PD0RWL,  bureau
         preferred. Promoting the event during the same period will also  be
         PA73LOU (QSL via PA0LOU) and  PA73EBP  (QSL  via  PA3EBP).  Further
         information can be found at  [TNX  PA1BR
         and PA2CVD]
PY     - Fabio, PP5BZ and other seven operators will be active as PQ5M  from
         Sao  Francisco  Island  (SA-027)  on  25-27  July,  IOTA    Contest
         included. QSL via PP5BZ, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota]
SV     - Kim, ON4BCV will be active  as  SV8/ON4BCV/p  from  the  island  of
         Kefallonia (EU-052) on 21-29 July. He will operate QRP on  40,  20,
         17, 15, 10 and 6 metres SSB. [TNX DX Coffee]
TF     - Nigel, G3TXF and Ian, G3WVG will participate in  the  IOTA  Contest
         as TF/G3TXF from Grimsey Island (EU-168). Expect  them  to  operate
         CW only. QSL via G3TXF (use the OQRS on Club Log for either  direct
         and bureau cards) and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
UA     - Yuri, RA0CHI will be active on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15  and  10  metres
         from Putyatina Island (AS-066) on 20-30 July. He will also  be  QRV
         as RZ0CWH, presumably during the IOTA Contest. QSL via home  calls.
UA     - Mikhail, RA1ALA and his son Misha, UB1AHJ  will  participate  in  a
         sailing trip from Chupa  to  Arkhangelsk  between  20  July  and  4
         August. Plans are to  visit  several  lighthouses  and  operate  as
         RA1ALA/1 from a few islands along the White  Sea  and  Barents  Sea
         coasts. Islands mentioned include Sosnovets (RR-02-16),  Morzhovets
         (EU-119,  RR-02-08),  Korga  (EU-160,  RR-03-04)  and   Mud'yugskiy
         (EU-153, RR-02-05). QSL via  operator's  instructions.  [TNX  Saint
         Petersburg ARC]
UA     - RA1ZZ, UA0ZC, RA3AV, UA3AKO and UA1ZZ will be active as  RI0Z  from
         Karaginsky Island (AS-064) in August.  They  expect  to  reach  the
         island on 21 August and to leave on  the  27th,  but  actual  dates
         will depend on weather and local conditions. They will operate  CW,
         SSB and maybe digital modes on 80-10 metres. All of the  QSOs  will
         be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards  should  be
         sent to  RA1ZZ  (Vasil  A.  Sukhanov,  Likhoborskaya  Nab.  dom  9,
         Moskva,  125438,  Russia).  Check   for    further
         information and updates, including logsearch. [TNX]
V2     - IARU President Tim Ellam,  VE6SH  will  be  active  as  V29SH  from
         Antigua (NA-100) from 26 July to 8 August. He will operate  holiday
         style with a focus on 30, 17 and  12  metres.  QSL  via  VE6SH  and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VU     - VU3ARF and VU2GMT are expected to be QRV as VU3ARF  from  Jambudwip
         Island (AS-153) on 23-31 July, possibly  including  the  RSGB  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via VU3ARF, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Special event station K4P will be active from 21 July to  3  August
         from Chincoteague Island (NA-083) for the 89th  Annual  Pony  Swim.
         Activity during the IOTA Contest will be mainly on 40,  20  and  15
         metres SSB. Before and after the contest, K4P will be QRV  also  on
         PSK31, JT65/JT9 and possibly CW, on 80, 40, 30, 20, and 17  metres.
         QSL via KS4TL, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
W      - A large group of operators from the Wireless  Society  of  Southern
         Maine will be active as WS1SM from Seguin Island (NA-137)  for  the
         IOTA Contest. They will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW and SSB  only  on
         26 July, from 12 to 21 UTC. QSL direct to W1WMG. [TNX]
W      - Adam W1ASB, Bogdan W4EEH and Wes SP4Z will participate in the  IOTA
         Contest as W1Z from Shea/Ram  Island  (NA-136).  Please  note  that
         this 1x1 callsign was  used  by  one  of  the  WRTC  teams  (namely
         fourth-place finishers N5DX and N2IC), and has  been  now  reissued
         to W1ASB for the IOTA Contest. [TNX W1ASB]
YJ     - Geoff, ZL3GA will be active as YJ0GA from Efate  (OC-035),  Vanuatu
         on 25-27 July, including a SOAB (40-10m)  LP  Mixed  entry  in  the
         IOTA Contest. This will be primarily a reconnaissance trip for  the
         YJ0X DXpedition in  October  [425DXN  1197].  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. The OQRS  will  be  available  on  Club
         Log. [TNX ZL3GA]
ZL7    - Kaz JH1HRJ, Tack JE1SCJ, Tatsu  JH1TXG  and  Kazu  JA0VSH  will  be
         active as ZL7X from Waitangi, Chatham  Islands  (OC-038)  on  11-16
         September. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on  the  HF
         bands and 6 metres. QSL via LoTW (preferred) and eQSL;  traditional
         cards via JA0VSH, direct or bureau. Logsearch on Club Log.  Further
         information on

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Dave, G4BUO will be  active  holiday  style  from  Vanuatu
(YJ0  licence  to  be  collected  upon  arrival) until 27 July, including an
entry in  the RSGB IOTA Contest. Next he  will  go  and be QRV as A35UO from
Tongatapu (OC-049), Tonga from 29 July to 4 August. He will operate  CW only
on 40-10 metres from both locations. QSL via G4BUO. [TNX The Daily DX]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> AC8W, KC8CO, KN8R and N8LJ will be active  from  Tongatapu
OC-049), Tonga  and  Tavenuni (OC-016), Fiji between  mid-August  and  early
September as follows:
16-24 August           A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR
26 August-2 September  3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ and 3D2TR
They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10  metres  from  both  locations.
QSL A35TR and 3D2TR via K8AQM, all others via K8ESQ.

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Joe, OZ0J ( will be active  as  KH0/OZ0J  from
Saipan (OC-086)  from  26 August to  2 September, and  as  T88VW from  Koror
(OC-009), Palau on 2-9  September.  From both locations he will operate SSB,
CW and  digital  modes  (RTTY  or  PSK)  on  80-6 metres  "depending on  the
equipment and the conditions". QSLs via OZ0J, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club
Log). [TNX OZ0J]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Ken Frankcom, G3OCA (VO2A, 9G5MD, C94KF and others)
would like to offer his  services to act  as QSL Manager for any  DXpedition
or  DX  fixed  station.  If interested please contact g3oca1[@]

K6VVA 2014 IOTA PROGRAMME SURVEY ---> This "multi-purpose personal  Research
Survey" for both IOTA Programme Participants  (those  who  submit  QSLs  for
IOTA credit) and  Non-Participants  from  the  DX  Community  was  conducted
between 23 May and 7 June [425DXN 1204]. Detailed results were  released  on
15 July and are at  [TNX

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/1  from  Rhode  Island
and W1AW/9 from Indiana to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC  on  23  July
until 23.59 UTC on the 29th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

WRTC 2014 ---> The complete official results of the  World  Radiosport  Team
Championship 2014 are  now  available  at
Medal winners are N6MJ & KL9A (K1A, gold), OM3BH & OM3GI (W1L,  silver)  and
DJ5MW & DL1IAO (W1P,  bronze).  Award  winners  are  IK1HJS  &  I4UFH  (K1M,
Highest SSB), LX2A & YO3JR (N1S, Highest CW),  N6MJ  &  KL9A  (K1A,  Highest
Multiplier) and DJ5MW & DL1IAO (W1P, Best Accuracy). Bob,  N6TV  has  posted
some 950 pictures of the WRTC event  on  (shortcut
to Picasa).

+ SILENT KEYS + Gaetano Giudice, IT9GAI  and  Piero  Marino,  IT9ZGY  passed
away on 16 and 18 July respectively.
A serious DXer for many  decades,  Gaetano  had  a  total  of  366  Entities
confirmed in the DXCC standings and was one of the doyens  of  IOTA  chasing
in Italy (he gained his initial certificate #15 on 30 November 1968).
Licenced since 1952, over the years Piero held  prominent  positions  within
ARI, on both regional and national levels. He was an enthusiastic  contester
and DXer, with 390/340 (Mixed), 377/338 (Phone) and  352/339  (CW)  Entities
confirmed, and a lifelong passion for the Top Band.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3B8CW,  3B8MM,  4J0SFR,  4L1MA,
4L1UN, 5U5U, 5V7BJ, 5Z4/LA4GHA, 7Q7GIA, 9G5ZZ,  A35V,  A35X,  A41KJ,  A45WH,
OX3LX  (NA-134),  R1FJC,  S01WS,  SV2ASP/A,  SX5LA,  T77LA,   TJ3SN,  TM2NOI
VR2XMT, W1UE/HR9,  W4/DK6AO  (NA-213),  W5/DK6AO  (NA-092),  WP4NQR,  XW1YC,
YB3MM/8 (OC-209 and OC-219), YB4IR/5  (OC-107),  YB4IR/5  (OC-109),  YB4IR/8
(OC-145), YB8XM/p (OC-224), YF1AR/8 (OC-272), YJ0MB, ZM90DX.


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