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Friday, October 17, 2014

18 October 2014                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1224
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B     - Olof, G0CKV will be active holiday style as  3B8HA  from  Mauritius
         Island indicatively between 22 October and 12-13 November. He  will
         then go and be QRV as 3B9HA from Rodrigues (AF-017)  between  15-16
         and 23-24 November. After that he  will  return  to  Mauritius  and
         participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 3B8MU along with  JK3GAD,
         OH1VR, OH2KI and W6NV. [TNX The Daily DX]
5R     - The team for the 20 October-3 November 5R8M expedition to  Nosy  Be
         (AF-057), Madagascar [425DXN 1208] includes I2VGW, IK4MTK,  IK4QJF,
         ON4LO, ON7RN, YO5OED and YO9XC. They will operate RTTY, SSB and  CW
         on all bands with four stations  around  the  clock,  and  will  be
         active in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as 5R8C. QSL via IK2VUC,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. Further information, including  logsearch  and
         OQRS in due course, can be found at [TNX MDXC]
5W     - John N7CQQ (5W0QQ), Cliff KD6XH  (5W0XH)  and  Paul  W8AEF  (5W0EF)
         will be active from Apia, Samoa (OC-097) on 23-28  October,  CQ  WW
         DX SSB Contest included. QSL via home  calls  and  and  LoTW.  [TNX
         OPDX Bulletin]
8Q     - George, GM0IIO will be active as 8Q7OO from the  Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 29 October to 11 November. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via GM0IIO, direct only. [TNX The Daily DX]
A7     - A joint team from the Danish Contest Academy and the Qatar  Amateur
         Radio Society will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as  A73A
         (Multi-Two) from Al Khor in northern Qatar. They  will  be  set  up
         the station in the week prior to the contest, and  will  be  active
         with the regular club call sign A71A,  with  a  focus  on  the  low
         bands. QSL via A71A. [TNX NG3K]
EA8    - Vlad, UY5ZZ will be active as EA8/UY5ZZ  from  the  Canary  Islands
         (AF-004) on 17-25 October. He will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  digital
         modes. QSL via home call. [TNX UY5ZZ]
GJ     - Rich, M5RIC and Jack, G8DX will be active as GJ8DX on  Jersey  from
         29 October to 4 November. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on
         all bands, with a focus on 30, 17  and  12  metres.  QSL  via  G8DX
         (direct only: please use Club Log's  OQRS  for  bureau  cards)  and
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and Keith, KE4KDY (KG4DY) will  be  active  from
         Guantanamo Bay on 24-30 October. They will operate mainly SSB  with
         some RTTY and PSK on all bands. QSL via home  calls;  logsearch  on
         Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ7    - Jeff, K5WE will be active as PJ7/K5WE from  Sint  Maarten  (NA-105)
         from 25 October to 2 November,  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest  included.
         Outside the contest he will operate mainly CW  with  some  RTTY  on
         80-6 metres. QSL via home call )OQRS on Club Log)  and  LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
SV     - A joint expedition of operators from Russia and  Greece  will  take
         place on 17-24 October from seven "Flora and Fauna"  areas  in  the
         Peloponnese, including the island of  Sapientza  (EU-158).  Special
         callsigns to be used are SW44FF, SW8SW (EU-158, on 19-20  October),
         SW3FF, SX70L, SX70D and  SX25C,  with  planned  activity  on  80-10
         metres CW, SSB, BPSK-63 and RTTY.  Detailed  schedule  and  further
         information can be found at
   - Les, N1SV will be active as VP9/N1SV    from  Bermuda  (NA-005)  on
         22-27 October. QSL via home call. He will participate in the CQ  WW
         DX SSB Contest as VP9I (QSL via WW3S). [TNX NG3K]
VQ     - The VQ9XR operation from Diego Garcia by Bob, N7XR, which  was  due
         to  start  "on  or  about  25  October"  [425DXN  1223],  has  been
         postponed  again.  "The  date  is  being  pushed  because  of  area
         clearance problems with some contractors going with me", Bob  says.
         But  "it's  going   to    happen,    that's    for    sure".    See for possible updates.
YB     - Budi, YF1AR ( will  operate  mainly  SSB  as  YF1AR/8
         from the Banda Islands (OC-157) on 23-27 October. He  will  be  QRV
         from two different islands in the same group,  namely  Banda  Naira
         (23-24 October) and Banda Besar (25-27 October).  He  will  operate
         mainly SSB on 40-10 metres, and will take part in the CQ WW DX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via the OQRS on Club Log  (preferred)  or  N2OO.  [TNX
YO     - Celebrating the 555th anniversary of  Bucharest,  special  stations
         YO555BU, YP555BU, YQ555BU and YR555BU are QRV  until  20  September
         2015. Information on the relevant award, sponsored by the  Romanian
         Amateur Radio Federation, can be found at

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

QSL TF3EO ---> With immediate effect, Phil G3SWH  is  the  QSL  manager  for
Egill,  TF3EO.   Please    visit    for  more
information. [TNX G3SWH]

VK0EK: HEARD ISLAND 2015 ---> A Band/Mode Poll page has been  added  to  the
DXpedition's website. "We have more than the minimum number of team  members
required for the vessel charter", it was announced on  12  October,and  "the
team is well-balanced between scientists and radio operators.  This  enables
us to proceed with the preparations for the expedition". The Radio Team  and
Radio Team Support members are listed at

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/8  from  West  Virginia
and W1AW/7 from Nevada to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 22  October
until 23.59 UTC on the 28th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO Party can be found at

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
2SZ         M0OXO       GP0STH      G4DIY       SE4E        SM4DQE
3Z75SZSZ    SP5ZRW      HB40VC      HB9DKZ      SG6T        SM6WET
4L5O        N3SL        HC2AO       RC5A        SI9AM       SM3TIR
4L9QQ       UR9QQ       HI8CJG      EA7FTR      SJ2W        SM2LIY
4U0WFP      S57DX       HL17AGI     HL1IWD      SK3W        SM5DJZ
4W/G3ZEM    M0URX       HR1AAB      EA7FTR      SN150SZ     SP7PCA
5Q0ARN      DL0ARN      HZ1HX       E73Y        SN60SKW     SP6KEO
5W0AF       SP7DQR      HZ1XB       IZ8CLM      SX100TS     SV2HXV
5W0AG       SP7DQR      II0THOR     IZ0FVD      SX7RUT      SV7DMD
5Z4/DJ4EL   DJ4EL       J48A7H      SV8CYR      T32AZ       KH6QJ
7S2W        SM2EKM      JD1BOW      JH0JHQ      T6T         RW6HS
7S5S        SM5CSS      JU50VOM     JT1BV       T88MZ       DU1/JH0CKF
8Q7SN       UA3QNS      JY9FC       E73Y        TC0MI       TA1ED
9H3LA       G0NMD       KH2/K3GWZ   JR3GWZ      TF4X        G3SWH
9I50BO      G3TEV       LG5LG       LA7TIA      TG9/KG8XV   JH1ROJ
9M2CIC      E21EIC      LI3C        LA9DFA      TG9IIN      K4TI
A35RT       VK3GK       LN1B        LA8PDA      TG9NX       N4FKZ
A91WPD      IZ8CLM      LZ1000TS    LZ1BJ       TM100BD     F4KIW
AH0J        JA1NVF      MX0LDG      M0URX       TM100GM     F8KGY
AP2IN       IK2DUW      NH0J        JJ2VLY      TM100LGG    F4GRW
AY4E        LU4AA [b]   OA4/OZ1AA   OZ1ACB      TM25FSB     F5KMY
AY4E        LU4QQ [d]   OA6Q        OE3NHW      TM2F        F4GTT
C6AAS       PY2WAS      OD5PL       HB9CRV      TX5Z        N7QT
CB1D        XQ1FM       OD5RW       K8NA        UK8OZ       UK8OM
CE0Y/DK5VP  DK5VP       OG1D        OH1JD       UK8ZC       RW6HS
CE0Y/DL8LR  DL8LR       OG1M        OH1VR       UN7AB       DL8KAC
CM8AKY      RW6HS       OG90AA      OH8AA       UN7GN       RW6HS
CM8IH       EA7TV       OH0AM       OH2BH       UN7JX       RW6HS
CN2JF       F6CTF       OH1F        OH1AF       UN8LWZ      RW6HS
CN2MA       UA2FM       OH8L        OH8LQ       V47JA       W5JON
CN8IG       EA7FTR      OO4CLM      ON3AIM      V63GW       JR3GWZ
CN8YZ       6K5YPD      OP14RCL     ON3AR       V6O         JH3QFL
CP8MW       DF7NX       OP14T       ON2NL       V73NS       W3HNK
CW5B        CX2ABC      OP14Z       ON4GI       V84O        V85TL
CX7CO       EA5GL       OT50FIRAC   OR4K        VC3P        VE3JO
D2/HB9EFK   HB9EFK      OY1OF       M0URX       VK9DLX      DJ2MX
D2EB        IZ3ETU      P40JR       N5JR        VP9HE       W2AF
D2QV        R3WA        P40JW       NT5V        XR2T        CE3OP
D44TUJ      DK8FA       P41USA      W3BTX       XT2CML      LZ1CLM
E51NOU      N7OU        PA35UNIFIL  PC9C        YJ0X        ZL3PAH
EG2MH       EA2RKW      PJ7/MM0NDX  IW7EGQ      YP35KZA     YO8RAA
EG5VMV      EA5URA      PJ7PK       3Z9DX       YU100CER    YU1HQR
EG5VOR      EA5RKB      R2014FD     RX6ALF      ZF2DX       K0DEQ
EN90WF      UW1WU       R2014FG     UA6CET      ZK3E        SP7DQR
EO90WF      US5WE       R2014FH     UA6CHC      ZK3Q        SP7DQR
ER8C        ER1FF       R2014FJ     R6DA        ZL1X        ZL2MF
FJ/MM0NDX   IW7EGQ      R2014FU     UA6VY       ZL4AA       M0OXO
FS/MM0NDX   IW7EGQ      R2014FW     RA6ABC      ZM1A        ZL3CW
FW5JJ       F5RXL       R73UFO      UA4CGR      ZV14LABRE   PY2AA
GM7VJR      M0OXO       S79KB       DL2SBY      ZY3WTS      PU3SSC

3Z9DX    Dom Grzyb, Ul. Rynek 11, 34-200 Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
DJ2MX    Mario Lovric, Postfach 801143, 81611 Munchen, Germany
DJ4EL    Markus Weidemann, Postfach 300101, 59543 Lippstadt, Germany
JH1ROJ   Isao Numaguchi, 4-9-31 Nakaoki, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama-ken,
         332-0032, Japan
K4TI     Ilias N Nikolaidis, 8535 Fox Bridge Dr, Weddington NC 28104, USA
LU4QQ    Roberto R. Aguilera, P.O. Box 30, 5730 Villa Mercedes, San Luis,
N4FKZ    Francisco E. Capuano, 2500 SW 6th St Apt 501, Miami FL 33135-2953,
SP7DQR   Marek Niedzielski, P.O. Box 25, 25-030 Kielce 10, Poland
W5GIX    Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 4004, Baton Rouge LA
         70821, USA
ZL3PAH   Phil Holliday, 1 Clifton Bay, Clifton, Christchurch 8081, New


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