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Friday, May 1, 2015

02 May 2015 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1252 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW 3B - Jose, EA5IDQ will be active as 3B8/EA5IDQ from Mauritius (AF-049) on 10-18 May and as 3B9/EA5IDQ from Rodrigues (AF-017) on 19-23 May. From both locations he will operate SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via EA5IDQ, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX NG3K] 8Q - Sascha, DG4ABE will be active holiday as 8Q7BI from the Maldives (AS-013) on 10-17 May. He will operate mainly digital modes and some SSB on 20-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World] F - Dates have changed for the F/G6AY/p operation from Cezembre Island (EU-157) [425DXN 1251], and activity is now expected to take place on 16-19 August. Jim G3RTE, Phil G3SWH and Matt MJ0ASP will operate CW on 30-10 metres with two stations during their daylight hours only. QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau (log search and OQRS at, and LoTW. [TNX G3SWH] G - The RNARS London Group ( will run special event station GB70VE on 1-31 May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day (8 May 1945) that marked the end of World War II in Europe. QSL via G0TOC. GM - Elaine 2E1BVS, John G3WFK, Glenn G6HFF and Val G6MML will be active as GB3WOI from the Isle of Westray, Orkney Islands (EU-009) between 2 and 16 May. They will operate mainly SSB and PSK31 on 40 and 20 metres, and maybe on other HF and VHF bands. QSL via G6MML. GU - The Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will activate special event station GU70LIB on 8-10 May for the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey during World War II. QSL via operator's instructions. HL - Special callsign DT50KJ will be activated from Seoul from 1 May to 30 June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea. QSL via HL1IWD. I - II2EXPO is the special callsign that ARI Milano will be using during Expo Milano 2015, the Universal Exhibition that the city of Milan will host from 1 May to 31 October. QSL via bureau to IQ2MI, LoTW and eQSL. Information on the award programme on A second special callsign, IR2EXPO (QSL via bureau to 9A8ARS or direct to IK2TTO), will be used by John, IK2JYT and other operators during the same period. JA - Special event station 8N13ARDF will be active from 1 May to 30 September for the 10th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships, that will be held in Shibukawa-shi, Gunma in early September. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards should be sent to JA1SVP. LZ - Special station LZ2015KM will be active on all bands and modes on 1-31 May to celebrate St. Kiril and Methodius' Day (24 May). QSL via LZ1BJ (email requests for bureau cards to lz1bj[@] and LoTW. OZ - Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, OZ5MAY will be active on 4-5 May, after 17:30 UTC on 40, 30 and possibly 20 metres. QSL via bureau, or direct to OZ1ACB. See for information about the certificate. [TNX OZ1IKY] PJ5 - Jeff, NM1Y has been active as PJ6/NM1Y from Saba (NA-145) since 24 April and will remain there until 11 May. So far he has been QRV on 20, 15, 12 and 10 metres RTTY and SSB. QSL via home call (direct) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] PY - PS7AB (SSB) and PP1CZ (CW and digital modes) will be active as PT70FEB on 1-31 May. This is the fifth of a series of twelve special callsigns; the suffix stands for Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force that fought alongside the Allied powers in Italy during World War II. QSL via PS7AB (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. Information on the award programme: [TNX PS7AB] PY0F - Celso, PU2WDX will be active as ZW0FWA from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 3-7 May. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 15, 12 and 10 meters. QSL via LoTW or direct ot home call. SV - Special callsign SX10TARG will be used on 3-17 May to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Thessaloniki Amateur Radio Group. QSL via SZ2T. V3 - Mike, VO1OK will be active as V31OK from Ambergris Caye (NA-073), Belize on 1-6 May. He will operate SSB on 40, 20, 10 and maybe other bands. QSL via VO1OK (direct), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX] VK9L - Christoph, DL1YAF will be on a "camping tour" starting on 4 May in Perth (VK6), with plans to "travel all the way up to Darwin" (VK8). From 30 May to 3 June he will be active holiday style on 80-10 metres SSB and CW as DL1YAF/VK9 from Lord Howe Island (OC-004). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World] VK9X - Nobuhaki, JA0JHQ ( will be active as JA0JHQ/VK9 from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 7-10 May. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via JA0JHQ, bureau (preferred) or direct. W - Look for WA0SPG/4 to be active from the Dry Tortugas (NA-079) on 4-6 May. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF bands, and SO-50 and FO-29 satellites. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K] W - Tim, K5AC will be active from the Dry Tortugas (NA-079 and ARLHS-USA-316) on 7-8 May. He also plans to be active from Loggerhead Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-236) for about four hours on 8 May. QSL via home call. [TNX K5AC] YB - Adhi, YB3MM was active as YB3MM/9 from Kenawa Island (claimed to count for IOTA group OC-150) on 30 April until around 16.30 UTC. He then moved to Gili Meno Island (OC-150), where he expects to be QRV until 2 May. See for QSLling options. YB - Budi, YF1AR ( will be active as YF1AR/7 from Laut Island (OC-166) and Gunung Belingkar lighthouse (IDO-105) on 1-3 May. He will operate mainly SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via the OQRS on Club Log (preferred) or N2OO. [TNX YF1AR] =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW 8P6DR MISSING RTTY LOGS ---> There is a problem with logs for the 2015 activity, Richard G3RWL (8P6DR) reports. Some RTTY QSOs were lost in the backup process. If you think you had an RTTY QSO with 8P6DR during the following dates: 25 March to 2 April, 4-8 April and 9 April (from 16.22 UTC) to 13 April, but the QSOs do not appear in Club Log, then please contact him immediately (g3rwl[@] After a few days (to correct any broken, or missing, callsigns) he will upload to LOTW. Later amendments will not get onto LOTW. Other information is on his page. [TNX G3RWL] NEPAL ---> After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, 14205 and 14215 kHz are being used by controlled nets for emergency radio traffic. Also 14300 kHz might be used, so please keep these frequencies 5 kHz clear of all transmissions unless you are directly involved in contacts with Nepal. "The ARRL along with other groups around the world are trying to respond to the request for VHF handhelds and other equipment which has been passed over the 20m emergency nets", IARU reported on 30 April. "However the process to get even basic emergency supplies and Search and Rescue Teams into the area is hampered by restricted capacity at Kathmandu Airport and Customs procedures". OC-274 ---> Departure was delayed for 12 hours, and YB4IR and YB8RW left Ambon around 2 UTC on 27 April. Apparently bad weather conditions prevented them from landing for quite some time, as they started activity as YB4IR/8 and YB8RW/p from Pulau Bingkudu, Penyu Islands (OC-274, new one for IOTA) on 29 April around 5 UTC. Then "a bad storm hit the islands", and they were off the air for over 24 hours as they "spent the entire day drying their equipment". Operations resumed around 8 UTC on 1 May. The latest report on adds that Imam and Din now plan to stay on the island until 3 May. =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** ******* QSL ROUTES ******* =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW =================================================================== CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER =================================================================== 3A90IARU 3A2ARM E51SUA N7SUA SN85PZK SP3POW 3B8CW NI5DX EG1WRD EB1CAM SN90IARU SP1PMY 3D2KM W6ZL EG2WRD EA2DOP SO70VD SP5ZIP 3XY5M PA7FM EG3WRD EB3CW SO85PZK SP9HQJ 3Z0VD SP5ZHJ EG4WRD EA4TD SO90IARU SQ6PWJ 3Z0WARD SP6IEQ EG5WRD EA5HJY SP0VD SP5KAB 3Z70VD SP5KOG EG8TRV EA8URA SP70VD SP5KCR 3Z85PZK SP4JCP EG90IARU/# EA4URE SP85PZK SP0PZK 3Z90IARU SP6JIU EH90IARU/# EA4URE SP90IARU SP7AH 4L5P UT7QF EI0IMD EI1NC SQ70VD SP5ZRW 4L8A K1BV EI150ITU EI6AL SQ85PZK SP3KWA 4M5M W4SO EI90IARU EI6AL SQ90IARU SP7PTM 4O7TC UA3TCJ EK/DK7AO DK7AO ST2NH EA7FTR 4O90IARU 4O7JAZ EK/DL7UCX DL7UCX SX9PL SP9KAT 5B4AAB G8CLY FS4WBS IZ1MHY T6MH W2GR 5T0ITU ON8RA GB100MFA G0UVX T88DF JH2DFJ 6Y5JH EA5GL GB1STG M0PZT TM0GA F5MAG 7X4RJ EB7DX H44MS DL2GAC TM1IO F5BZK 7X5KBS EA7FTR HF10GALEON SP2YWL TM2F F4GTT 8P2K KU9C HF85PZK SP7PGK TM4JD F8KGS 9G1AA PA3ERA HF90IARU SP1MGM TM6CFG F5FAB 9H3OO S55OO HG90IARU HA5MA TM70IO F5BZK 9M2/R6AF/P R6AF II0SPQR IZ0YCB TM80D F4ELK 9M2TO JA0DMV II7AQP IZ7ECL TM80OIS F5INJ 9M4CBP 9M6MZ IR0IAR IK6IJF TM9B ON4ZD 9M4MIA 9M2ESM IY0GA IS0JMA TT8FC EA3GWK 9M4TI 9M2RDX IY0IMD IZ0QPO TX5P F6BFH A52AEF JH3AEF IY0ORP IZ0FVD UP70GA UN8GA A52ARJ JA3ARJ IY1MG IQ1DI UP70MIR RW6HS A52IVU JA3IVU IY1SP I1ANP UP70MM UN7MAU A52LSS JH3LSS IY4FGM I4KMW UP70O UN1O A9150ITU IZ8CLM IY5PIS IW5AOT UP70V RW6HS AH0J JA1NVF IY6GM IK6VXO UP7GN RW6HS AM890OM DJ1OJ IY7M IZ7XNB V31CS HB9CLA AO150A EA4URE J49TSL SV2DGH V31MA M0OXO AO150E EA4URE J79AUS F6AUS V47GIW W4GIW AO150G EA4URE J79WTA HB9MFM V63DX JA7HMZ AO150H EA4URE JD1BLY JI5RPT VK9NT VK2CA AO150I EA4URE JD1BMH JG7PSJ VP8VPC VP8LP AO150N EA4URE JW/UA3IPL RW6HS VQ9ET DU7ET AO150O EA4URE KB7OBU/KH2 JA3VXH XV5HS EA5ZD AO150R EA4URE LY90IARU LY3BY YC8UTI YB3MM AO150T EA4URE LZ102SIB LZ1KCP YE60AA YB1LZ AO150U EA4URE LZ112RF LZ1YE YN/WJ2O N2ZN AO150V EA4URE LZ90IARU LZ1BJ YN5SU TI4SU AO2015WRD EA4URE MM0KLR MM0GHM YO90IARU YO3KAA AX5PAS M0OXO OE15M OE1WHC YP90IARU YO3KAA AX8AA M0OXO OE2015WCUP OE3VSW YQ90IARU YO3KAA AX9NT VK2CA OP0PPY ON7LX YR90IARU YO3KAA BI4WTTC BA4EG [b] OZ90IARU OZ0J Z21DX PA3CPI BI4WTTC BD4SX [d] PA2015KDD PI4DEC Z81Z K4ZW C6AGM G3USR PA45FREE PD7YY ZD8RH G4DBW C6AMR N4MJR PC45FREE PD7YY ZD9A ZS1LS CP6AA IK6GPZ PD45FREE PD7YY ZF2CI M0URX CP6XE IK6GPZ PF45FREE PD7YY ZF2LC W2SM CR6PS CS5NRA PV150ITU PR7AYE ZF8/ZF2CI M0URX CW1GM CX2ABC PX150ITU PR7AYE ZL100ANZAC ZL3PAH CX20U EA5GL R1945HS RW6HS ZV150ITU PR7AYE DJ90IARU DL2VFR R70ADS R3DO ZW150ITU PR7AYE DK0RZ DL5HAQ RM30SM R3LO ZW2WCA PY2DS DK65DARC DF1QR SN0VD SP5PSL ZX150ITU PR7AYE DL0DFF DL3HBZ SN0ZGP SP6OPZ ZY150ITU PR7AYE DL65DARC DF1QR SN70VD SP5PEP ZZ150ITU PR7AYE 5V7SM C.A.R. Marc, BP 1013, 87050 Limoges Cedex 2, France 9M2RDX Mohd Rizal Mahmud, D-7-8 QTRS Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 28000 Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia DK7AO Frank Proschmann, Waltersdorf 5, 07589 Lindenkreuz, Germany DL7UCX Ben Bruhn, Am Busch 34, 15806 Dabendorf, Germany DU7ET Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, Valencia, 6215 Negros Oriental, Philippines EK100 P.O. Box 22, 0002 Yerevan, Armenia F6BFH Alain Duchauchoy, 21 rue de la Republique, 76420 Bihorel, France JA3ARJ T. Ohkushi, 4-3-2-1305 Higashiizumigaoka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu, 561-0861, Japan JA3IVU Jusei Kitai, 3-2-39-1202 Yasunaka-cho, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu, 581-0085, Japan JA7HMZ Shoji Igawa, 17 Shirogane-cho, Yokobori, Yuzawa-shi, Akita-ken, 019-0204, Japan JG7PSJ Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan JH3AEF Junichi Tojo, 1-16-20 Ajiro-kita, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka-fu, 577-0058, Japan JH3LSS Kunio Miyagawa, 5-4-201 Kawanishi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken, 662-0951, Japan JI5RPT Makoto Koyanagi, 37-1 S-507 Negishiasahi-dai, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 231-0854, Japan PA3CPI Peter Godlieb, Klaas Casterkomstraat 3, 1785 NC Den Helder, Netherlands PA7FM Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, Netherlands R6AF Viktor Y. Kravchenko, ul. Mira d. 27, pos. Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka, Novorossysk, Krasnodarsky kray, 353997, Russia VI4AE2 P.O. Box 343, Laidley QLD 4341, Australia VK2CA Allan Meredith, P.O. Box 890, Mudgee NSW 2850, Australia VK3UUI Shane Hean, 113 Tampa Road, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, Australia W2GR Michael J. Benjamin, 1064 99th St, Niagara Falls NY 14304, USA ZS1LS Allan Saul, P.O. 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