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Friday, January 16, 2015

17 January 2015                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1237
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Patrice, F5RBB and his wife  Mireille,  F4FRL  will  be  active  as
         3A/F5RBB and 3A/F4FRL from  Monaco  on  18-24  January.  They  will
         operate PSK31 and  RTTY on 20 and 15 metres. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
7Q     - The 7QAA DXpedition to Malawi is confirmed to take place  in  March
         [425DXN 1216]. The large multinational team will be split into  two
         sub-teams: Team One will operate CW and RTTY on 11-21 March,  while
         Team Two will operate SSB and  RTTY  from  22  March  to  1  April,
         including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. Both  Team  1  and  2
         will be QRV with  four  stations  on  160-10  metres,  plus  6m  if
         conditions allow. QSL via N7RO and LoTW,  logsearch  on  Club  Log.
         Bookmark for updates and further information.
C2     - Ernoe DK2AMM, Guenter DL2AWG, Hans DL6JGN and Ron  PA3EWP  will  be
         active as C21EU (  from  Nauru  (OC-031)  from  25
         March to 4 April. They will operate CW, SSB, and digital  modes  on
         40-10 metres with two stations and a focus  on  the  higher  bands.
         QSL via DL2AWG, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log).
DL     - Volker, DL1WH will be active as DL1WH/p from the  island  of  Foehr
         (EU-042) on 3-11 March. He will operate CW and some SSB  mainly  in
         his morning and  evening  hours.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DL1WH]
EP     - The EP6T team [425DXN 1236] has  been QRV from Kish Island (AS-166)
         since 16 January in the  UTC afternoon. On the  17th they  might be
         off the  air for  some time while  completing station  setup. After
         that, they will be active 24/7 with five stations until 26 January.
         Updates, pictures and logsearch will be available on
         once the team has access to the Internet. QSL  via  M0URX  (OQRS on; bureau  cards must be  requested through  the
         OQRS, do not send  any  QSL to the RSGB bureau.
F      - Francois, F8DVD will be active as TM60TAAF on 1, 6-8, 13-17,  19-22
         and 27-28 February. The special callsign is in celebration  of  the
         60th  anniversary  of  the  Terres  Australes    et    Antarctiques
         Francaises (the French  Southern  and  Antarctic  Territories).  He
         will be QRV on 40-10 metres from his home  QTH  in  Macon,  France.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW;  logsearch  on  Club
FP     - Once again Eric, KV1J will  be  active  as  FP/KV1J  from  Miquelon
         Island (NA-032) from 26 February to 10 March. Plans are to  operate
         mainly SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres,  "generally  on  the  highest
         frequency band open  favouring  12  and  10m".  He  will  also  "be
         checking 6m for  indications  of  openings".  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct  or  bureau,  LoTW  and  eQSL.  Further    information    at
JW     - Francois,  F8DVD  will  be  active  as  JW/F8DVD  from  Spitsbergen
         (EU-026), Svalbard on 9-15 April. He will be QRV on  the  HF  bands
         from the JW5E club station. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX F8DVD]
KG4    - Tip N4SIA (KG4AS), Jim WB2REM (KG4HI), Bob N4PSK (KG4RQ) and  Nancy
         K9DIG (KG4YL) will be active from Guantanamo Bay on 6-13  February.
         They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK63 and PSK31 on  160-6  metres.
         QSL KG4AS direct to N4SIA, QSL KG4HI and  KG4RQ  direct  to  WB2REM
         and LoTW, QSL KG4YL direct to K9DIG and LoTW.
OZ     - Special callsign OU0POLIO will be  in  use  until  31  December  to
         celebrate the  110th  anniversary  of  the  foundation  of  Rothary
         International and the organization's most  notable  global  project
         aimed at the eradication of poliomyelitis  around  the  world.  QSL
         via OZ1ACB, direct or bureau.
V6     - Madison, W5MJ will be active as V63MJ from Kosrae Island  (OC-059),
         Micronesia on 16-24 February. He will operate  CW  only  on  160-10
         metres. QSL  direct  to  M0URX  (bureau  cards  must  be  requested
         through the OQRS). [TNX M0URX]
V6     - Taka, JA8COE will be active as V63CO  from  Falalop,  Ulithi  Atoll
         (OC-078), Micronesia on 2-5 March.  QSL  via  JA8COE,  direct  only
         (logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club  Log).  He   has    a    blog    at
    - Dick, AD7AF will  be  active  as  T32RL  from  Kiritimati/Christmas
         Island (OC-024), East Kiribati from 22 January to  9  February.  He
         will operate CW, SSB and  a  little  RTTY  on  160-10  metres.  QSL
         direct to home call and LoTW;  logsearch  on  Club  Log.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
YB     - Look for Din, YB8RW/p (QSL via home call, see for the  link
         to Club Log's OQRS) and  Sisca,  YB8RXA/p  (QSL  via  W2FB)  to  be
         active from  Mantehage  Island  (OC-236)  on  20-24  January.  [TNX]
YB     - Look for YC8ROP/p to be  active  from  Bukide  Island  (OC-210)  on
         22-24 January. QSL via W2FB. [TNX]
W      - Gene, WI7N will be active holiday  style  as  WI7N/4  from  Dauphin
         Island (NA-213) on 26-28 January. It will be "a  casual  operation"
         with main activity during his evening hours. QSL via  WI7N,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX]
XW     - John, KB4FB is active  as  XW4FB  from  Vientiane,  Laos  until  12
         February. QSL via home call; all contacts will be uploaded to  LoTW
         in March.
ZF     - Col, MM0NDX will be active holiday style as ZF2CI from  the  Cayman
         Islands (NA-016) from 25 April to 2 May. He will operate  SSB  only
         on 160-10 metres. His main QTH will be  on  Grand  Cayman,  but  he
         will also be active as ZF8/ZF2CI from Little Cayman  and  ZF9/ZF2CI
         from Cayman Brac (on 29 April and 1 May). QSL via IW7EGQ.  [TNX  DX

sailing around the Caribbean between 24 January  and 14 February.  They plan
to stop and be QRV from several islands:
24-26 January  Martinique (NA-107)  FM/home calls
27 Jan-3 Feb   St. Lucia (NA-108)   J6/home calls
4-5 February   St. Vincent (NA-109) J8/home calls
6-7 February   Grenada (NA-024)     J3/home calls
7-8 February   Carriacou (NA-147)   J3/home calls
8-9 February   Union (NA-025)       J8/home calls
13-14 February Martinique (NA-107)  FM/home calls
Plans are to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on  160-10  metres.  QSL  via
home calls. They have a website at

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

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid-DX  Group  (  is
pleased to announce the recipient of the 3rd annual Intrepid  Spirit  Award,
made  in  memory  of  James  McLaughlin,  WA2EWE/T6AF    (killed   in  Kabul
Afghanistan, on 27 April 2011). This year's award goes to Dmitri  Zhikharev,
RA9USU to recognize his "outstanding efforts to  activate  Yemen  from  2012
through 2014 as 7O6T and 7O2A. Dmitri is largely responsible for  fulfilling
the need for 7O contacts since 2012. Yemen is a place  of  much  uncertainty
and  danger.  We  recognize  Dmitri's  unselfish  acts  to    activate  this
challenging and much needed entity". The award  will  be  presented  at  the
International DX Convention, Visalia (CA) on 18 April. [TNX N6PSE]

NEW DXER'S HANDBOOK ---> Four years ago Bryce Anderson, K7UA wrote a  series
of short articles for his local DX club  that  came  together  as  the  "New
DXer's Handbook". The second edition, revised and updated, is now  available
for free download at It is a concise guide (41 pages and  nine
chapters) that covers the various aspects of DXing;  the  translations  into
Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Russian will be available on  Bryce's  website
when they are completed. [TNX K7UA]

SWODXA DX DINNER  --->  The  SouthWest  Ohio  DX  Association  (SWODXA)  has
announced that "C82DX Plan, Plan, and  Plan  again,  Murphy  still  makes  a
visit!" will be the keynote topic for  their  30th  annual  DX  dinner.  The
dinner, held in conjunction with the 2015  Dayton  Hamvention,  will  be  on
Friday, 15 May at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton. Co-leaders and  CQ  DX  Hall
of Famers Don Greenbaum, N1DG and Tom Harrell, N4XP will be the  presenters.
For  more  information  and  to  order   dinner    tickets,    please  visit [TNX W8GEX]

VK0EK ---> Dave Lloyd, K3EL has been appointed as the Radio Team Leader  for
the November-December expedition to Heard Island  [425DXN  1236]:  "Dave  is
leading the radio team to define the requirements and make preparations  for
the operation, and he will be the manager of the radio operations  on  Heard
Island". The Diablo DXers, a coalition of local San Francisco  Bay  Area  DX
club members led by co-organizer Rich, KY6R, will carry out the QSL  service
for VK0EK. The team will implement a variety of innovations, which  will  be
documented on the QSL and LOG pages of in the near future.


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3A2MW,  3D2FJ,  3D2RA,  3W7CW,
4L1MA, 4O7VB, 4U1ITU, 4W/K7CO, 4W/N1YC, 5H1KR (AF-032), 5V7TH, 5W0AG,  7O2A,
9M8YY, 9Z4AM, A45XR, A71BX,  B9/BY9GA,  C21GC,  C6ADX,  C6ATS,  CE0Z/UA4WHX,
CN2AA, CY0P, E30FB, E40VB, E51CDW, EG2INT  (EU-134),  EJ0PL  (EU-007),  EJ1Y
(EU-007),  ER3MM,  ES5JR,  EW8DZ,  EX/UA4WHX,  EX8MLE,   EY8/UA4WHX,  FK8IK,
FR/OK2KG, FS/K9EL,  H44S,  HC8ART,  HK3W,  J6/DL7VOG,  J79L,  J87GU,  JY9FC,
LU1YT, LX1EA,  OZ0IL,  PJ7PK  (NA-247),  PQ5M  (SA-027),  RU6DX/P  (EU-185),
S01WS, S79VR, SU9VB, T30D, TM1BIG  (EU-107),  TY1AA,  UN/UA4WHX,  V5/DL3DXX,
V63CX, V6T (OC-132), VK9DLX, VK9LM, VK9NT,  VK9XSP,  VP5/G3SWH,  VP8AIB/100,
VP8LP/100, VQ9XR,  VR2XAN,  VU4CB  (AS-033),  XR2T  (SA-086),  XW3DT,YB4IR/5
(OC-122), YB4IR/8 (OC-222), YB8/DL3KZA,  YB8RW/p  (OC-208,  OC-210,  OC-213,
OC-222), YB8V (OC-157), ZA/UA4WHX, ZD7DC, ZK3E, ZK3Q, ZS8C.


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