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Friday, August 29, 2014

30 August 2014                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1217
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

E3     - Zorro, JH1AJT will  be  visiting  Eritrea  on  a  mission  for  the
         Foundation for Global Children  (  on  15-22
         September. "One of the main objectives of this trip is to  finalize
         a draft Memorandum of Understanding regarding Eritrea-Japan  Sports
         Collaboration (2014-2020)", and Zorro's agenda will be packed  with
         official meetings with local authorities. He will  try  to  be  QRV
         (call sign TBA) in his very limited spare time, probably  after  18
         September, mainly SSB  and  possibly  some  CW.  He  will  bring  a
         TS-590/ ACOM-1010 and a Small-IR with  40/30m  optional  coil.  QSL
         via JH1AJT. [TNX JA1TRC]
4O     - Look for Chab, 4O/YT7WA and  Boris,  4O/YU7MW  to  be  active  from
         Kotor, Montenegro on 9-18 September. They  will  concentrate  their
         operations on PSK. [TNX YT7WA]
5H     - Andrea, IZ1MHY will be active  as  5H1MD  from  Zanzibar  (AF-032),
         Tanzania from 28 September to 10 October. He will operate SSB,  CW,
         and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via home call.
9A     - Jan, PA4JJ will be active holiday  style  as  9A/PA4JJ  from  Porec
         (Croatian mainland)  on  7-19  September.  Expect  him  to  operate
         mainly digital modes. QSL via home  call  (OQRS  on
         [TNX PA4JJ]
9H     - Jose, EA5IDQ will be active holiday style as 9H3JA  from  Malta  on
         18-25 September. He will operate SSB and  digital  modes  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau  (OQRS  on  Club  Log).
         [TNX NG3K]
9M2    - Celebrating  the  57th  anniversary  of  the  independence  of  the
         Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule (31  August  1957),
         special event station 9M57MY will be active from  Kuala  Lumpur  on
         30-31 August. Look for activity on  40,  20,  17,  15,  12  and  10
         metres SSB and CW. QSL direct to 9M2AIS.
BV     - BU2BV, BV2OO, BX2AI, BX2AM and BX2AN will be active  as  BO0D  from
         Tungyin  Island  (AS-113)  on  13-20  September.  QSL  via  bureau;
         logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
CE     - A team from Chile will be active as XR2T from Isla  Damas  (SA-086)
         on 8-12 October. They will operate SSB, CW and digital  modes.  QSL
         via CE3OP, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
CY0    - Murray WA4DAN, Randy N0TG and Gary VE1RGB expect to  be  active  as
         CY0C from Sable Island (NA-063) on 8 September. They plan to  leave
         Halifax, Nova Scotia around 11.15 UTC; departure from Sable  Island
         is planned for 22.45 UTC, which should allow  for  approximately  8
         hours of operating time. The current policy of Parks Canada  is  to
         restrict  visits  to Sable Island to daylight hours only. N0TG will
         primarily operate CW on 17 and 30 metres, while WA4DAN will operate
         SSB  on  20 metres.  VE1RGB  will "take  the lead  in assessing the
         operations"  QSL  via  VE1RGB (see  for
         instructions). Updates will be posted to
D4     - Fran, EA7FTR will be active as D44KS from Boa Vista (AF-086),  Cape
         Verde from 5 September to 10 October. IN his  spare  time  he  will
         operate SSB and RTTY on 40-6  metres. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX DX World]
EA8    - The  Union  Radioaficionados  de Las Palmas  (EA8URL) will  operate
         special callsign AO8BWC from 30 August to 14 September for the 2014
         FIBA  Basketball World Cup.
F      - F1PPH, F4EWP, F4GDI, F4HHR, F5HNQ  and  F8CGL  will  be  active  as
         TM32O from Oleron Island (EU-032) on 21-26 September. They will  be
         QRV on 80-10 metres. QSL via F6KFI, direct or bureau.
FK     - Cezar (VE3LYC) and Bob (KD1CT) will be active as TX4A from  Matthew
         Island (OC-218) [425DXN  1205]  on  4-7  September.  They  plan  to
         maintain one  station  on  the  air  around  the  clock,  operating
         barefoot on 40-10m CW and SSB. Dan, W4DKS will be the pilot station
         for  the operation (dan.sullivan[@]  QSL  via  VE3LYC,
         direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). The website for the DXpedition
         is at
FO     - Heinz, DF1YP will be active holiday style as FO/DF1YP  from  Moorea
         (OC-046), French Polynesia from 11 September to 8 October. QSL  via
         home call, bureau preferred. [TNX NG3K]
J7     - Janusz, SP9FIH as J79L  and  Kazik, SP6AXW as J79X  will be  active
         from Dominica  (NA-101) on  19-26 October.  Their main goals are to
         participate  in  the  CQ WW  DX  SSB Contest  as  two SOSB  entries
         (probably on 40 metres  and  one  of  the  higher  bands),  and  to
         concentrate on working Asian stations before  the contest.  QSL for
         both callsigns via  SP9FIH. Logsearch and  further  information can
         be found at [TNX SP9FIH]
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/5 from Shodo Island  (AS-200)
         on 20-22 September. He will operate  mainly  SSB  and  CW  on  40-6
         metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX]
LA     - Frank, DH0JAE, will  be  active  as  LA/DH0JAE  from  Donna  Island
         (EU-062) on 8-10 September. He  also  plans  activities  from  IOTA
         groups EU-036, EU-056 and  EU-079  between  11  and  20  September.
         Frank operates only QRP. QSL via home call, direct or bureau  (OQRS
         on Club Log). [TNX]
LU     - Look for Arnaldo LU3AAL/T, Enrique LU8EFF/T and Horacio LU5BE/T  to
         be QRV from Purmamarca, in the  seldom  active  Jujuy  Province  of
         Argentina on 24-30 September. They will operate SSB ,CW, PSK31  and
         SSTV on 80-10 metres, possibly with two stations.  QSLs  direct  to
         LU8EFF. [TNX LU5BE]
LX     - The Low Land DXpedition Team (  will  be  active  from
         Wiltz, Luxembourg on 10-17 September. Look for Alex  LX/PA1AW,  Ron
         LX/PA3EWP, Jo LX/PA9JO and Roberto LX/PB5X to be  active  on  80-10
         metres all modes with four stations. QSL via PA1AW  (OQRS  on  Club
         Log) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Marcel, PD5MVH will be  active  as  PD5MVH/p  from  Ameland  Island
         (EU-038) from 30 August to 13 September. He  will  operate  SSB  on
         40, 20 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct  and  bureau.  [TNX
         DX Newsletter]
SV     - Cees, PA3FBT will be active  as  SV8/PA3FBT/p  from  Lesvos  Island
         (EU-049) on 4-10 September. He will be QRV  on  20  and  10  metres
         SSB.  QSL  via  PA3FBT  (bureau  only),  eQSL  and    LoTW.    [TNX]
SV     - Oliver, DK7TX will be active as SV2/DK7TX from  Chalkidiki,  Greece
         on 4-16 September. Side trips  to  nearby  IOTA  group  EU-174  are
         being planned, with possible operations as SV8/DK7TX.  QSL via home
SV5    - George, GM0IIO (aka KQ8Z and C6AZZ) will be  active  as  SV5/GM0IIO
         from Kos Island (EU-001) from 28 August to  8  September.  He  will
         operate CW and SSB on 20 and 17 metres. QSL  via  GM0IIO  ,  direct
         only. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Nobuaki,  JH0JHQ  (  will  be  active  as
         T88PB from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 4-8  September.  Main  activity
         will take place during  the  All  Asian  DX  Contest  (SSB);  on  5
         September he will focus on 17 and/or 12 metres and on  8  September
         he will operate CW on 15 metres. QSL via JH0JHQ, direct or bureau.
VK     - Cezar (VE3LYC), Craig (VK5CE), Johan (PA3EXX) and Bob (KD1CT)  will
         be active as VK6ISL from Sandy Island (OC-294, new  one  for  IOTA)
         [425DXN 1207] on  15-19  September.  Hopefully  they  will  have  a
         station on the  air  before  the  UTC  midnight  on  15  September;
         operations will stop by the UTC evening on the 19th. The team  will
         try and keep two stations (one barefoot and one running 400  watts)
         on the air around the clock, on  40-10  metres  SSB  and  CW.  Bob,
         WB2YQH (wb2yqh[@] will be the  pilot  station  for  the
         operation. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or bureau (logsearch and OQRS  on
         Club  Log).  The  website  for  the  DXpedition  can  be  found  at [TNX DX World]
VK9N   - Four Oceania DX Group members (namely Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ,  Lee
         VK3GK and Benton VK3CBV) will  be  active  as  VK9NT  from  Norfolk
         Island (OC-005) on 12-21 September. They plan to  operate  SSB  and
         CW on 160-10 metres, with two stations "as often as possible",  and
         to keep "at least one station on-air 18 hours  per  day".  QSL  via
         VK2CA, direct or bureau (logsearch and  OQRS  on  Club  Log).  Logs
         will uploaded to LoTW "as soon as possible after  the  DXpedition".
         Further information at
W      - The Citrus Belt ARC presents the 15th annual Route 66  On  The  Air
         special event, celebrating the historic US Highway 66 (the  'Mother
         Road'). Amateur radio clubs using 1x1 callsigns (from  W6A  through
         W6U) will operate from cities along the highway on 6-14  September.
         Full information is available on
   -  Andy,  IK7YTT  will  be  active  as  XX9TYT  from  Coloane  Island
         (AS-075), Macau on 4-8 September. He will participate  in  the  All
         Asian DX Contest (SSB). QSL via IZ8CCW. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
ZD8    - Bob, G4DBW expects to be active as ZD8RH    from  Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) on 22-30 September, including participation in the  CQ  WW
         DX RTTY Contest on either 15 or 10  metres.  QSL  via  G4DBW.  [TNX

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Rob, N7QT (CW and SSB) and Melanie, AB1UH (PSK  and  RTTY)
will be active on 80-10  metres  as  VK9AN  from  Christmas  Island (OC-002)
from  18 September to 2 October, and as TX5Z from Raivavae (OC-114), Austral
Islands on 3-13 October. QSL via N7QT. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC  credit:
A52JR (Bhutan), 4W/HB9FLX, 4W/N1YC and 4W/PE7T (Timor Leste).  If  you  have
had cards for these operations rejected  in  a  recent  application,  please
conact the ARRL DXCC Desk (dxccadmin[@] to be placed  on  the  list
for an update to your record. [TNX ARRL]

DX LOG ARCHIVE  PROGRAMME  --->  "A  major  donation  from  noted  DXer  Kan
Mizoguchi, JA1BK, to the ARRL Second Century Campaign will support  'The  DX
Log Archive Endowed by JA1BK'. Earnings from the  generous  gift  will  fund
the creation and management of a DX Log Archive Program for  paper  DX  logs
of rare and significant DXpeditions that took  place  predominantly  in  the
1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The  archive  also  would  include  pre-1950  paper
logs, as well as those from rare operations,  and  logs  kept  by  long-time
residents of very rare entities.
The ARRL will be reaching out to  the  DX  community  to  collect  paper  DX
station logs for inclusion. All logbooks will be inventoried and  housed  at
ARRL Headquarters. Confirmations from archived logs will be  made  available
via Logbook of the World (LoTW) or, upon request,  with  a  traditional  QSL
The ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Department  will  manage  the  DX
Log Archive Program. A qualified volunteer or part-time ARRL  employee  will
execute the project. Earnings also will fund any  equipment,  software,  and
materials needed to maintain the program". [TNX ARRL]

ELECTRONIC IOTA CREDIT PROCESSING ---> Rick, K6VVA has prepared a  21-minute
"Video Demo & Proposal for IOTA Credit by OQRS & PayPal" which  is  worth  a
look:;  updates on the project
will be posted also to

FT4TA ---> "We have just passed the 100 days mark before  the  beginning  of
our FT4TA operation to the island  of  Tromelin.  Since  the  last  official
press release many things have evolved well; we  are  extremely  fortunate".
The equipment was shipped to Reunion Island in late June, and on  24  August
was helicoptered to Tromelin by the logistics  service  of  TAAF.  Read  the
latest press release (26 August) and future updates on

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/4  from  Tennessee  and
W1AW/7 from Oregon to be on the air starting at 00.00  UTC  on  3  September
until 23.59 UTC on the 9th. 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]

+ SILENT KEY + We should like to express our sincere condolences  to  Bernie
McClenny, W3UR, Editor of The Daily DX, on the passing of  his  father  Tony
(N3ME), who lost his battle with cancer on 25 August at  70  years  of  age.
Tony was a DXCC Honor Roll member  with  350  entities  confirmed  including
North Korea, and served more than nine  years  as  mayor  of  Bethany  Beach
Astronaut and Space Shuttle veteran Steven Nagel (N5RAW) passed away  on  21
August. He was 67. He flew on four Shuttle missions, and in  April  1991  he
was the commander of the first all-ham Space Shuttle  crew  aboard  Atlantis
(with KB5AWP, N5QWL, N5RAX and  N5SCW)  during  the  Shuttle  Amateur  Radio
Experiment programme, the forerunner to ARISS.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3D2KM,  4L1AN,  4L8A,  4W/HB9FLX,
601WS,  6W/G3TXF,  7Q0NL,  7QNL,  9K2OD,  A35JP/p  (OC-191),  A45XR,  A65CA,
AJ2L/AH0, BV0L (AS-155), C37ITU, C5II, C6ANA, D85C (AS-085),  EY7AD,  FR5DZ,
FT5ZM,  HL1VAU/4  (AS-085),  HZ1HZ,  J6/G0VJG,  JA5QYR  (AS-200),   JA6TBE/5
(AS-200),  JW/KH0PR,  LU4ZS  (AN-013),  MS0WRC  (EU-092),  MX0INT  (EU-109),
OD5NJ/p,  OH5TS,  OZ/PA7PA  (EU-172),  S01WS,  SM/DJ8MS,  SV5/G0TSM,  T88SM,
TF/G3TXF (EU-168), TF2CL/5,  TJ3TS,  TK1R,  TM1INT  (EU-159),  TY2BP,  XZ1J,


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