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Friday, August 15, 2014

16 August 2014                                  A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                           No 1215
                   *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                   ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                    Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                 Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4S   - This year the Radio Society of Sri Lanka's annual  activity  during
       the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (16-17 August)  will
       take place from Point Pedro Lighthouse,  on  the  extreme  northern
       tip of the main island (AS-003). Look for 4S7LGT to be QRV  on  the
       HF bands CW and SSB. QSL via bureau. [TNX 4S7JL]
9A   - Look for Marco, 9A/IZ3GNG e Joris, 9A/IZ3QHA will  be  active  from
       Krk Island (EU-136) on 19-25 August.  They  will  operate  SSB  and
       digital modes. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via
       the bureau. [TNX IZ3GNG]
9M2   - Mirek, 9M8DX/2 (VK6DXI) will be active from Tioman Island  (AS-046)
       on 22-24 August. QSL via SP5UAF. [TNX The Daily DX]
A5   - Three Japanese operators expect to be active from Bhutan  in  early
       September as follows:
       Kunio, JH3LSS as A52LSS on 4-10 September. He will operate CW,  SSB
       and  digital  modes  on the  HF bands.  QSL via  JH3LSS, direct  or
       bureau, and LoTW.
       Jusei, JA3IVU as  A52IVU on  4-11 September.  He will  operate SSB,
       RTTY and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via JA3IVU, direct or bureau.
       Ryo, JH7EQW as A52EQW on 5-7 September. Look for him  on  or around
       18150, 21250 and 24500 kHz SSB. Planned QRV  times are 13-17 UTC on
       5 September, 01-17 UTC on the 6th and 01-04 UTC on the 7th. QSL via
       JH7EQW, direct or bureau.
A5   - Pekka, OH2YY will be active again as A52YY from Bhutan  between  26
       September and 1 October. "This time I have nothing else to do",  he
       says, "and I can focus 100% on operating  amateur  radio!  The  QTH
       will be up on a hill facing to north giving  a  good  take  off  to
       North America, most of South America,  northern  Asia,  Middle-East
       and whole Europe should be good". He will operate  SSB  on  20,  15
       and 10 metres with a tribander, and on 40, 17, and 12  metres  with
       dipoles. QSL via OH2YY, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  Logsearch  on
       Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
CN   - EA5HPX, EA7FTR, EB7DX and others will be active as  5E7R  from  the
       Association Royale des Radio Amateurs de Maroc (ARRAM) in Rabat  on
       21-24 August. QSL via EB7DX.
CO   - CO7DG, CO7EH, CO7FR, CO7RR, CO7WT  and  CO7YM  will  be  active  as
       T47LH from the  Colon  Lighthouse  on  Cayo  Sabinal  (NA-015,  not
       NA-086) during the ILLW. They will  operate  SSB,  CW  and  digital
       modes with two stations, from about 1 UTC on 16 August until  about
       16 UTC on the 17th. QSL route TBA.
DL   - Once again a team from  DARC  OV  Delmenhorst  will  be  active  as
       DK0FC/LGT from the old lighthouse  on  Wangerooge  Island  (EU-047)
       during the ILLW. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres  mainly  SSB  and
       digital  modes.  QSL  via  DB1BAC,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX    DX
EA8   - Grupo DX Gran Canaria and URE Las Palmas will  participate  in  the
       International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (ILLW)  as  AO8LH  from
       the lighthouse at Punta de Arinaga on the island  of  Gran  Canaria
       (AF-004). Look for activity on the HF bands CW, SSB and  RTTY.  QSL
       via EA8AKN and LoTW. [TNX EA8URL]
G     - Dave EI9FBB, Nobby G0VJG, Richard G7GLW and Charles M0OXO  will  be
       active  as  M0UKI/p  (requested  callsign)  from  Longstone,  Farne
       Islands (EU-109) on 6-7 September. The  operation  will  depend  on
       weather, and may also include participation in the SSB  Field  Day.
       QSL direct to M0OXO: bureau cards will be honoured, but  they  must
       be requested via the OQRS  at  (which  is  the
       preferred method also for direct requests). [TNX M0OXO]
I     - Alessio, IZ0CKJ is  active  as  IB0/IZ0CKJ  from  Palmarola  Island
       (EU-045) until 31 August. Side trips  to  nearby  satellite  islets
       for the Italian Islands Award are also being planned. QSl via  home
       call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Coffee]
I     - A group of operators from ARI Genova (IQ1GE) will be active on  the
       HF bands as II1L from La Lanterna and as II1PV from the  lighthouse
       at Punta Vagno during the ILLW on 16-17 August. QSL via  bureau  or
       direct  to  A.R.I.  Sezione  di  Genova,  Ufficio  Postale  Centro,
       Casella Postale  1117,  16121  Genova  GE,  Italy.  QSL  direct  or
       bureau. [TNX IZ1BZS]
JA   - Look for JA4GXS/4 to  be  active  from  Kasado  (AS-117)  on  23-24
       August. He will operate CW and  SSB  on  40,  30,  20,  17  and  15
       metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
JW   - Pete, SQ9DIE will be active holiday style  as  JW/SQ9DIE  from  the
       the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard  on  22-25
       August. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL  via  home
       call. [TNX DX World]
PA   - Forty years ago, on 31 August 1974, Dutch offshore  stations  Radio
       Veronica  and  Radio  Northsea  International  had  to  stop  their
       transmissions. Arie, PD0ARI will operate  SSB  on  40,  20  and  10
       metres as PD538RNI from 28 August  to  19  September.  The  special
       callsign's number 538 stands for the last frequency used  by  Radio
       Veronica,  while  the  suffix    stands    for    Radio    Northsea
       International. QSL via PD0ARI, direct or bureau. [TNX PD3EM]
SM   - Special event station SE100SAF will be active  on  23  August  from
       Vaxholm Island (EU-084) to commemorate  the  100th  anniversary  of
       Vaxholm Radio (callsign SAF), the coast radio  station  located  at
       Vaxholms Kastell. Look for activity on  3755, 7055,  14255,  18130,
       21255, 24950 and 28460 kHz SSB; 3530, 7030,  10115,  14035,  18090,
       21035, 24915 and 28035 kHx CW. QSL via SM0MPV  (bureau),  LoTW  and
       eQSL. [TNX SM0MPV]
TA   - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will participate in the  ILLW
       as TC1LHW from Istanbul Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse and  as  TC6LHW
       from Samsun Bafra Lighthouse. As usual with TCSWAT operations,  all
       of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically  via  the  bureau.  If
       needed, direct cards  should  be  sent  to  TCSWAT,  PK  73,  34421
       Karakoy/Istanbul, Turkey. [TNX TA1HZ]
UA   - Vasily R6AL, Vasily R7AA, Vasily R7AL  and  Anatoly  R7CQ  will  be
       active as RI1O from Morzhovets Island  (EU-119)  on  15-17  August.
       QSL via R7AA, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log).
UA   - Pavel R2DX, Eugene RW3FB, Misha RW3FS, Dmitry RZ3DJ and  Yan  RZ3FW
       will be active as RK3DZJ/1 from Kildin  Island  (EU-082)  on  21-27
       August. They will operate CW, SSB  and  digital  modes  from  three
       stations with amplifiers on 40-10 metres  and  verticals  antennas.
       [TNX RZ3DJ]
V4   - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
       (NA-104) from 29 September to 12 November. He will operate  SSB  on
       160-6 metres, and will participate in the CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest.
       His wife Cathy (W5HAM) will also operate  occasionally  as  V47HAM.
       All QSLs via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VE   - Mike, VY0BRR ( had to cancel his  8-10  August
       trip to Coats Island (NA-007) [425DXN 1214] due to bad weather.  He
       now plans to be active from Qikiqtarjuaq/Broughton Island  (NA-130)
       on 2-5 September. QSL via VE2XB. [TNX K0AP]
VK   - Craig, VK5CE  will  be  active  as  VK5CE/8  from  Bathurst  Island
       (OC-173) on  26-29  August  [425DXN  1187].  Look  for  him  around
       14240-14265, 18140-18160, 21240-21270, 24940-24970 and  28450-28480
       kHz.  His  detailed   operating    plan    can    be    found    at  This  IOTA  group  has  not    been
       activated since 1999, so Craig will focus on 20 and 15  metres  "to
       give out as many unique call sign QSOs as possible". QSL  via  home
       call,  with  logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club  Log  (he   anticipates
       uploading his log on 30 August, because there will be  no  Internet
       access during the expedition).
VU4   - A DXpedition to either the  Andaman  and  the  Nicobar  Islands  is
       being organized to take place in November. It is  one  single  DXCC
       Entity, but IOTA wise they count for two  separate  groups:  AS-001
       for the Andamans, and AS-033 for the "most  wanted"  Nicobars.  The
       callsign will be VU4KV for both operations, and  exact  dates  will
       be published once the logistics are in place.  The  operating  team
       includes Krish W4VKU (VU2VKU), Prasad  VU2PTT,  Pai  VU2PAI,  Nandu
       VU2NKS, Kumar VU2BGS, Chetan VU3DMP, Deepak VU2CDP, Sangeeth  A45WH
       (VU2WH), Kiran VU3KPL and Aravind VU2ABS.
       Initially,  a short  duration  activity  will be  carried  out from
       Campbell Bay,Great Nicobar by  three operators  (VU2VKU, VU2PAI and
       VU3DMP)  with  two  stations  on  limited  bands  SSB  and CW.  The
       operation will be sometime between 3 and 13 November.
       The team requests DXers to avoid working band-fills. Those who need
       VU4 for DXCC purposes will have an opportunity to  work the  larger
       Andaman activation (five stations operated by the full team), which
       will  take  place from  Neil Island for at least  10 days  sometime
       between 15 and 30 November.
       QSL via W4VKU (OQRS available in December). Separate QSL cards will
       be issued for the Nicobars  and  the Andamans. Further information,
       updates and logsearch at [TNX VU2CDP]
W     - AB1QK, KA1CVV, N1OLO, N1ZZ and WB2JVB will use the Greater  Norwalk
       ARC's callsign, N1EV,  during  the  ILLW  from  the  lighthouse  on
       Sheffield Island (NA-136). They will operate CW and  SSB  with  two
       stations. QSL direct to GNARC Contest Club, 324 Main Ave  Box  115,
       Norwalk CT 06851, USA. [TNX]
YB   - YB69RI  is  a  special  callsign  celebrating  the  69th  Indonesia
       Indipendence Day. It will be in use from 12 UTC on 16 August  until
       12 UTC on the 17th on all bands and modes. All of the QSOs will  be
       confirmed automatically via the  bureau.  Logsearch  on  Club  Log.
       [TNX YD1JZ]
YB   - Imam, YB4IR and Din, YB8RW will be active as  YB4IR/8  and  YB8RW/p
       from Obi Island (OC-222) on 7-13 September. QSL  YB4IR/8  via  home
       call (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW; QSL YB8RW/p via  YB9BU.  [TNX  DX
YB   - Gabor, HA3JB will be  active  as  YB9/HA3JB  from  the  islands  of
       Lombok (OC-150) and  Bali  (OC-022)  between  25  September  and  7
       October. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  the  HF  bands,  and
       will participate in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest. QSL  direct  to  via
       home call; OQRS on [TNX NG3K]

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

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

DXAC RECOMMENDATIONS ---> At the July 2013 ARRL Board of  Directors  Meeting
a resolution was passed that tasked the Program and  Services  Committee  to
request the DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) to perform a  comprehensive  review
of the DXCC Rules and recommend  changes  that  may  be  warranted.  The  DX
Advisory Committee's recommendation (July 2014) as for the DXCC List  Entity
criteria (Section II.1), is "that NO Change be made to the  entity  criteria
at this time and any efforts presently in process for  any  entity  to  gain
membership in the UN or the ITU be allowed to  take  its  due  course".  The
complete report, which addresses also remote  operating,  can  be  found  at

INDEXA  NEWSLETTER  --->  The  Summer  edition  of  the    International  DX
Association's  (INDEXA)  Newsletter  (Issue  No.  106)  is    available  for
download:  "Since  the  various  DX  weekly
newsletters are reporting more and more DXers receiving their QSL cards  for
FT5ZM, we thought you might like to read a little more about what  it  takes
to put such a DXpedition on the air.  One  of  our  INDEXA  members  on  the
DXpedition, Jay Sough (K4ZLE), does the reporting". [TNX K8YC]

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/8 from Ohio and  W1AW/0
from North Dakota to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 20 August  until
23.59 UTC on the 26th. Complete  information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial  QSO
Party can be found at


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3D2RH,  3W1D  (AS-132),  4K6FO,
5B4/R3CC, 5W1SA,  6Y5WJ,  7X4RJ,  7Z1HL,  9V1SV,  A35JP/p  (OC-191),  A65CA,
A65DR, A92HK, AU3NIAR, C21UF, C37ITU, C5II, CE0/W6NV, CG3B, D2QR,  DU3/N0QM,
E20HHK/p, E51CG,  EA6UN,  ED9K,  ET3AA,  EV2014WHC,  EW8DZ,  EX8MAT,  FG4NO,
JW/KH0PR,  KP2/K3TEJ,  MD/DL9BBE,  MJ8C,  OA1F,  P3N,  S01WS,  S9FBG,  S9TF,
SV5/G0TSM,  TF/G3TXF  (EU-168),  TJ3TS,  UK8IZ,  V85AVE,   VK9GMW,   VP2MLL,
VP9/WA1Z, VU2MUD, XV2E, XZ1J,  XZ1Z,  YB4IR/5  (OC-106),  YB4IR/5  (OC-109),
YB4IR/8  (OC-145),  YB4IR/p  (OC-204),  YF1AR/5  (OC-215),  YL2014S,  YL3CW,


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                     Direttore Responsabile
                    Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
            Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
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                       Roma, Italia


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