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Friday, July 25, 2014

26 July 2014                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1212
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2_rot- Tony, 3D2AG will be back on Rotuma Island (OC-060)  from  25   July
         to 8 August. He will be QRV in his spare time as  3D2AG/p  on  40-6
         metres using a  solar  powered  station  with  3-element  Yagi  and
         inverted V. QSL direct to 3D2AG (see [TNX 3D2AG]
BY     - BA7CK,  BD7HC  and  B7/BD1TX   were  expected  to  be  active  from
         Yongxing and  other  islands  in  the  Xisha  Archipelago  (AS-143)
         starting on 22 July. They will there  for  about  two  weeks,  with
         spare time activity on 15 metres SSB and digital modes.  QSL  BA7CK
         and BD7HC via BA4TB; QSL B7/BD1TX via BD1TX. [TNX BA4TB]
C6     - WM2W and N0TW will be active as C6ANW and C6ATW from   the  Bahamas
         on 1-4 August. They will  be  QRV  on  10  metres  SSB,  especially
         during the 10-10 Summer QSO Party ( QSL via  N0TW.
         [TNX NG3K]
F      - Special event station TM14JAM will be active from 27  July  to   10
         August for the 7th European Jamboree (  to  be  held
         in  Saint-Evroult-Notre-Dame-du-Bois,  Normandy.  QSL  via   F5OWK,
         direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX F8REF]
GM     - Special callsign GB4CGS  is being used by the  Worked  All  Britain
         Awards Group to commemorate the Commonwealth Games  being  held  in
         Scotland from 23 July to 3 August. The call will be  used  from  12
         different locations (one for each day of the games), including  the
         Isle of Bute (EU-123) on 25 July, the Mull of  Galloway  Lighthouse
         on 29 July and Shetland Mainland (EU-012)  on  1  August.  QSL  via
         G7GJU. Activation schedule and information on  the  relevant  award
         can be found at
I      - 4U20B is a special  callsign  being  used  by  Ivo,  9A3A  (4U1GSC)
         until July 2015 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of  the  Unites
         Nations Logistic Base in Brindisi, Italy.  The  UNLB  has  been  in
         operation  since  late  1994;  it  provides    logistic    support,
         telecommunications and training  for  all  peacekeeping  operations
         around the world. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or bureau. [TNX 9A2AA]
I      - ARI  La Spezia  will  be  active  as  IP1/IQ1SP  from  Tino  Island
         (EU-083) on 26-27 July for the IOTA Contest. Expect  also  activity
         on 6 metres and 70cm. Two other operations are  being  planned  for
         August. QSL via bureau. [TNX IK1LBW]
PA     - Look  for Dirk, PA7DN to be active  as  PA7DN/p  from  Terschelling
         (EU-038) from 28 July to 8 August. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX]
SV9    - Luc, ON6DSL will  be active  holiday  style  as  SV9/ON6DSL/p  from
         Crete (EU-015) on 1-10 August. He will  run  QRP  and  operate  SSB
         only. QSL via ome call, bureau preferred. [TNX NG3K]
TA     - Tsuyoshi, JJ2NYT will  be active  from  Turkey  as  TA1/JJ2NYT  (31
         July to 4 August) and TA3/JJ2NYT (4-5 August). He will  operate  CW
         and SSB on 40-10 metres, with main activity on  20  and  17  metres
         CW. QSL via home call. [TNX DX Coffee]
TK     - Michel, F5OZF  and Solange, F5RXL will  be  active  as  TK50O  from
         Corsica (EU-014) on 1-15 August. QSL via F5RXL, direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW.
UA     - Yakov RV0AJ, Sergey UN6GAO, Viktor UN7GIT  and  Arthur  UN6QC  will
         be active as UA0AWX/0 in late  July-early  August.  On  29-31  July
         they will be at Ivolginsky  Datsan,  the  Buddhist  temple  in  the
         Ivolginsky District (RDA BU-12) of Buryatia.  On  1-3  August  they
         will operate from Olkhon Island (not IOTA) in Lake Baikal  and  the
         Pribaikalsky National Park, in the Olkhonsky District  (RDA  IR-35)
         of Irkutsk Oblast. Look for activity around 7080, 14144  and  21200
         kHz. QSL via UN6QC (direct only) and [TNX UN6QC]
VE     - CF3NAVY will  be active on 1-31 August to celebrate  100  years  of
         submarine service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Activity will  be  on
         all bands and modes. QSL via VE3RCN, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
VE     - Special event  callsign VX9CMA will be  active  between  1  and  31
         August to celebrate the 5th Congres Mondial Acadien (Acadian  World
         Congress,  that  will  be  held  in  the  Canadian
         Provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick and the U.S. State  of  Maine
         from 8-24th August. QSL via VE9RLW. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Special event station WW1USA  will be  on  the  air  again  on  2-3
         August to commemorate the centennial  of  the  declaration  of  war
         that started WW1. The station will  again  be  operating  from  the
         grounds of the National World War I Museum at Liberty  Memorial  in
         Kansas City, MO. WW1USA has selected several significant  dates  in
         2014 when the station will be on the air: 28-29 June,  2-3  August,
         6-7 September and  27-28  December.  See  for  more
YB     - Budi,  YF1AR  (  is   active  as  YF1AR/5  from   the
         Tambelan Islands (OC-122) until 3 August,  including  an  entry  in
         the IOTA Contest. He will operate  mainly  SSB  with  some  CW  and
         digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via N2OO  or  via  the  OQRS  on
         Club Log. [TNX YF1AR]
YB     - Also Imam, YB4IR is going  to be active from the  Tambelan  Islands
         (OC-122). Look for him signing YB4IR/5 on 2-9 August;  he  will  be
         QRV on 40-10 metres with an emphasis on  CW.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct (OQRS on Club Log) or bureau. [TNX YB4IR]
YO     - Special event station YR10RRO will be  active between 24  July  and
         3  August  to  celebrate  the  10th  anniversary  of  the  Romanian QSL via YO3KPA . Logsearch and information  on  the
         relevant award at [TNX N2YO

RSGB  IOTA  CONTEST  --->  The  following  stations  have  announced   their
participation in this year's event (from 12 UTC on 26 July through 12 UTC on
the 27th) from qualifying islands. For lastest additions please give  a look
at, and at the announced operation list maintained by Bill
NG3K (
Complete details on the IOTA Contest can be found at
The IOTA SWL Contest has been picked up by the Radioascolto SWL Club, and it
will run in parallel with the IOTA Contest. Complete details can be found at
at or from  the  IOTA  SWL Contest  Manager
Good luck to you all!
Ref.No.     Call/Ops   Island               QSL VIA
AF-004      EA8URT     Tenerife             EA8URT
AF-018      IH9YMC     Pantelleria             -
AF-032      5H1NE      Zanzibar             IK2DUW
AS-004      5B4AIF     Cyprus               EB7DX
AS-004      C4I        Cyprus               M0OXO
AS-008      JI3DST/1   Shikine              JI3DST
AS-066      RZ0CWH     Putyatina            RZ0CWH
AS-081      DS5ACV/p   Kadok                DS5ACV
AS-081      DS5BRE/p   Kadok                DS5BRE
AS-081      DS5DNO/p   Kadok                DS5DNO
AS-081      DS5QLJ/p   Kadok                DS5QLJ
AS-081      HL5YI/p    Kadok                HL5YI
AS-125      HS7AT/p    Chang                E27EK
AS-146      BY4IB      Liugong              BD4KM
AS-147      JA8COE/8   Yagishiri            JA8COE
AS-150      BA4TB/4    Lingshan             BA4TB
AS-155      BV0L       Liuchiu Yu 
EU-005      GA8VL      Great Britain        GM4FDM
EU-007      EJ1Y       Great Blasket        EI5JQ
EU-008      GM2T       Tiree                GM4UYZ
EU-008      GM4AGG/p   Iona                 GM4AGG
EU-008      GM4NFI/p   Fladda               GM4NFI
EU-008      GM7A       Gigha                GM7AAJ
EU-008      MM0GOR/p   Islay                MM0GOR
EU-009      GM3X       Orkney               GM3POI
EU-009      GM5O       Orkney               M5KJM
EU-013      GJ2A       Jersey     
EU-013      GJ6YB      Jersey               G3SWH
EU-013      MJ0ICD     Jersey               OK1BIL
EU-014      TK/OO4O    Corsica              ON4APU
EU-015      J49A       Crete                SV9GPV
EU-016      9A/OM3RM   Vis                  OM3RM
EU-016      9A4J/p     Lokrum               9A4J
EU-016      9A8DV      Drvenik Veli         IK6VXO
EU-024      IS0SSY     Sardinia             IS0SSY
EU-025      IT9RZU     Sicily               IT9RZU
EU-028      IA5/IV3LZQ Giglio               IV3LZQ
EU-029      OZ0FR/p    Eno                  DL2VFR
EU-031      IC8FBU     Capri                IC8FBU
EU-034      ES0U       Muhu                 bureau
EU-036      LA/DL1CW/m Hitra                DL1CW
EU-037      SM7/M1KTA/p  Garpen             M1KTA
EU-038      PA6TX      Texel                PD0LVS
EU-042      DL0SX/p    Amrum                bureau
EU-045      IB0R       Ventotene            IK8HCG
EU-047      DJ7MH/p    Baltrum              DJ7MH
EU-047      DL/ON6QR   Langeoog             ON6QR
EU-055      LA5GOA     Urter                LA5GOA
EU-055      LB5WB      Store Sotra          LB5WB
EU-057      DL5KUD     Ruegen               DL5KUD
EU-067      SV8/OM6NM  Santorini            OM2FY
EU-080      ED1K       Ons                  EA1NK
EU-080      ED1W       Salvora              EC1CSV
EU-083      IP1/IQ1SP  Tino                 bureau
EU-084      SK0HS/0    Blido                SM0MPV
EU-089      CR2V       Flores               HB9CRV
EU-091      IQ7AF/p    Capezzone            IQ7AF
EU-091      IQ7IA      Pedagne              IQ7IA
EU-092      GA1J       Tanera Mor           MM0BQI
EU-099      MJ8C       Les Minquiers        G4DFI
EU-107      TM1BIG     La Petite            F4FET
EU-110      9A3R/p     Sveti Nikola         9A4WY
EU-114      MU0HTJ     Guernsey             2E0SQL
EU-115      EI7M       Ireland              EI6HB
EU-120      G4ALE/p    Wight                G3VYI
EU-120      G7N        Wight                bureau
EU-121      EJ1C       Clear                EI2KA
EU-121      EJ3Z       Inishbofin           EI6GGB
EU-121      EJ5KF      Bere                 EI5KF
EU-123      GM0FGI     Bute                 GM0FGI
EU-123      MM3T       Bute                    -
EU-124      GW6W       Holy                 GW0LIS
EU-124      GW7O       Holy                 GW3SQX
EU-124      GW8K       Flatholm             MW0DHF
EU-127      DR0F       Neuwerk              bureau
EU-128      DG5LAC/p   Fehmarn              DG5LAC
EU-128      DL5XAT/p   Fehmarn              DL5XAT
EU-129      DL0KWH/p   Usedom               DL0KWH
EU-129      DL1WA/p    Usedom               DL1WA
EU-130      IV3/DF8DX  Grado                DF8DX
EU-132      SN0RX      Wolin                SP8RX
EU-132      SN1D       Wolin                SP1RKT
EU-133      RN1CW/p    Kotlin               RN1CW
EU-135      SF2X/p     Ledskar              SM5EFX
EU-136      9A/OM2FY   Krk                  OM2FY
EU-136      9A1RAB     Rab                  9A2EU
EU-140      OH5TS      Kuorsalo             OH5TS
EU-141      LI2MOA     Vardo                LA2MOA
EU-145      CR5CW      Culatra              CT7ACG
EU-146      PF14A      Schouwen-Duiveland   ON4ON
EU-147      R1NU/p     Bol'shoy Kimalishche R1NU
EU-153      RK1OWZ/p   Kumbysh              UA1OMZ
EU-158      SX3AM      Agios Mariani        SV1COX
EU-162      RI1N       Glov                 RT2D
EU-165      IM0/I0PNM  San Pietro           I0PNM
EU-168      TF/G3TXF   Grimsey              G3TXF
EU-170      9A/HA9MDN  Vir                  HA9MDN
EU-170      9A/PA0SON  Pasman               PA0SON
EU-172      5P2I/p     Aro                  OZ1BII
EU-172      OZ/DL8MF   Samso                DL8MF
EU-174      SV8/OK1FFU Thassos              OM2FY
NA-026      N2GC       Long                 N2GC
NA-029      VY2TT      Prince Edward        K6LA
NA-039      KL7RRC     Adak                 N7RO
NA-046      K1VSJ      Martha's Vineyard    K1VSJ
NA-067      W4O        Ocracoke             N4YDU
NA-067      WB8YJF/4   Ocracoke Island      WB8YJF
NA-069      K2RMM/4    Sanibel              DL2RMM
NA-083      K4P        Chincoteague         KS4TL
NA-091      VA7AQ/7                         VA7AQ
NA-091      VE7DP/7                         VE7DP
NA-092      N5T        Mustang              K5HM
NA-099      NP4DX      Puerto Rico          W3HNK
NA-104      V47JA      St. Kitts            W5JON
NA-126      VC1S       Bon Portage          VA1YL
NA-128      CK2I       Ile-aux-Grues        VE2CQ
NA-136      W1Z        Shea/Ram             W1ASB
NA-137      WS1SM      Seguin               W1WMG
NA-143      K5KUA/5    Galveston            K5KUA
NA-148      NE1RD/1    Lovell               NE1RD
NA-160      HQ3W       Cayos Cochinos       KD4POJ
OC-013      E51AND     Rarotonga            E51AND
OC-035      YJ0GA      Efate                ZL3GA
OC-035      YJ0UO                           G4BUO
OC-122      YF1AR/5    Tambelan             N2OO
SA-027      PQ5M       Sao Francisco        PP5BZ
SA-029      ZV1M       Jurubaiba            PY1MT
SA-047      PY5ARP     Mel                  PY5ARP
SA-060      PX8I       Itarana              PY8WW
SA-072      ZY8D       Canarias             PS8AB

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

NC1L ---> "DXCC Manager Bill  Moore,  NC1L,  was  seriously  injured  in  an
automobile accident about two weeks ago", Bernie, W3UR reported on 20  July.
"His neck was broken, leaving him paralyzed from his upper body  down,  with
limited movement of his arms. Recovery will be difficult and  slow,  and  is
not expected to be total. Bill would like to hear from his friends.   He  is
currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford, but cards and  well
wishes should be sent to Bill Moore, 92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, CT 06111".

THAILAND ---> The new regulations for  amateur  radio  in  Thailand  [425DXN
1210] became affective on 24 July. Amongst other things,  these  regulations
allow operations on 6 metres (50-54 MHz), grant additional spectrum on  160m
and 80m, allow  Novice  Class  holders  to  operate  on  10m,  activate  the
Advanced Class with privileges that will allow power output levels of up  to
1000 watts, expand the 2m band by 500 KHz (up to 146.5 MHz) and open up  the
VHF and UHF bands above 2m. Further information and updates can be found  on
the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand's website at

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/0  from  South  Dakota
and W1AW/4 from Kentucky to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on  30  July
until 23.59 UTC on 5 August. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

WRTC 2014 ---> The results for  the  WRTC  Chase  Awards,  including  online
certificates, are now  available  at
There were 388 stations that appeared in the logs of all 59 teams.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/VK3QK   VK3BDL      DX0HQ       DX1PAR      PE30K       PE2K
3B9FR       M0OXO       E7HQ        E71A        PX8I        PY8WW
3D2KM       W6ZL        EF4HQ       EA4URE      R1314SR     R5DV
3E100PC     HP2B        EJ3Z        EI6GGB      R3HQ        UA4L
3G1B        HA1AG       EJ7NET      HB9DGV      R60VLZ      R4AAS
3Z0R        SP9SX       EM4IFF      US5IQ       R700PSR     RX3DVU
3Z50AYP     SP7DQR      ER7HQ       ER1FF       R71GGR      RK6AH
4O7CC       UA4CC       FP/OE3GEA   OE3GEA      RL70BO      RA3Y
4O7ML       DL3ML       FP/OE5OHO   OE5OHO      S50HQ       S54G
4U20B       9A2AA       GB1YOTA     M0VFC       SJ9WL       LA7TIA
4U4F        S57DX       GB4CGS      G7GJU       SK9HQ       SM6JSM
4X2M        4X4DZ       GD3TTC/p    G3TTC       SN0HQ       SP7DQR
5B/M5RIC    M0OXO       GJ3RCV      G4DFI       SU1IE       IK2DUW
5H1NE       IK2DUW      GR2HQ       M0OXO       SV8/OK1FFU  OM2FY
5H3EE       DL4ME       H92G        HP2BWJ      SW9FF       SV0XBN
5H9AC       IN3ECI      HB9WFF/p    HB9FBI      T32TV       KH6CG
6V1W        DO3MY       HC2AO       RC5A        T49C        K8SIX
6Y3M        VE3NE       HF100ZIM    SP5ZIM      TJ3TS       PA3249
7T0HQ       7X2ARA      HF1Z        SP1EG       TM02REF     F5BBD
8Q7HF       DL7AHF      HF2014OH    SQ7WU       TM0HQ       F5CWU
8Q7MH       DG8MH       HG0HQ       HA8IB       TM24BVE     F6KHS
9A0HQ       9A3JB       HQ2W        KD4POJ      TM82DCPF    F5MSS
9A8DX       9A3JB       HS50RAST    E21EIC      TY2BP       IK2IQD
9K9HQ       9K2HN       IQ6KX       9A8ARS      V51WH       DK2WH
9Y4HQ       DF2RG       J79BH       FM5BH       V55HQ       DL9NDS
A45WH       NI5DX       JY4CI       K2AX        V63YAH      AH7G
A60ZHD      IZ8CLM      K2RMM/4     DL2RMM      V84O        V85TL
AH0J        JA1NVF      K4P         KS4TL       VK5WIA      VK5CP
AZ0F        LU4AA       LG5LG       LA7TIA      VP2ERM      K3TRM
AZ0H        LU4AA       LY0HQ       LY8O        VP5/I8NHJ   N5NHJ
BV0HQ       BM2JCC      LZ7HQ       LZ1BJ       VP9HQ       OH1VR
BY4IB       BD4KM       MJ0IKL      OK1DOL      W4O         N4YDU
CN2LW       EA7FTR      MJ0ILB      OK1BIL      XR3HQ       CE3AA
CO2DC       EA5KB       MM0SIY/p    M0SIY       XW1IC       E21EIC
CR3T        CT3KN       OG0X        OG9X        YJ0MG       ZL1MGA
CR5HQ       CT1REP      OG90AA      OH8AA       YJ0UO       G4BUO
CR5W        CT1EHX      OH0CO       SM6CCO      YR0HQ       YO3KAA
CR9ABG      AC7DX       ON1418BSH   PA3249      Z21DXI      SP5UAF
CU8AU       CT1EGW      OP0HQ       ON7LX       Z81D        OM3JW
CU8AV       CT1EEQ      OZ0FR/p     DL2VFR      ZF1A        K6AM
CU8FN       HB9CRV      OZ1HQ       OZ1ACB      ZF1DX       W8BLA
CU8NH       CT4NH       PA14NAWAKA  PA5UL       ZP5AA       ZP5MAL
CX1AA       W3HNK       PA6HQ       PA3CAL      ZR9C        EA7FTR
DW1OXL/7    M0OXO       PD0518HQB   PD2ATG      ZW2HQ       PY2AA

9M4DXX   P.O. Box 125, General Post Office, 10710 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
BD4KM    Yongwei Yu, P.O. Box 73, 264209 Weihai, P.R. China
HP2BWJ   Jose Luis Jaen, P.O.Box 0301-01621, Colon, Panama
OH1VR    Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, FI-33100 Tampere, Finland
OZ1ACB   Allis Andersen, Kagsaavej 34, 2860 Soeborg, Denmark
PY8WW    Renato Araujo, Caixa Postal 280, Belem - PA, 66017-970, Brazil
W9IMS    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954,
         Indianapolis IN 46230, USA


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