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Friday, March 31, 2017

425 DX News No. 1352

1 April 2017                                   A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1352
*** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4W   – Adhi, YB3MM and Hen, YB3LZ will be active as  4W/YB3MM and 4W/YB3LZ
from  Dili, Timor Leste (OC-148)  on  3-5 April.  They will operate
holiday style  on JT65  “and some other modes”.  QSL via Club Log’s
OQRS, or direct to YB3MM, or via IZ8CCW.
9A   – Once again Jan, PA4JJ will be  active  holiday  style  as  9A/PA4JJ
from Croatia  between  10 April  and  30 May. Expect him to operate
mainly  digital modes.  QSL via  home  call (direct or bureau)  and
LoTW; see for the direct link to
Club Log’s OQRS. [TNX PA4JJ]
DU   – The  Ham Radio Communications  Group  (DX1HAM) will  be  active  as
DX75BDM on 8-10 April from the Capas National Shrine (Luzon Island,
OC-042). The special callsign honours those who died in the  Bataan
Death March of April 1942. QSL via operator’s instructions.
DU   – Eric DU8BRS, Boy DU8EB,  Arvin DU8AS,  Roy DV8BQI,  Chris VK3FY and
possibily others will be active from IOTA group OC-235  (Mindanao’s
Coastal Islands)  sometime in April.  The callsign  will be  DX8ZWC
(Zamboanga West ARC), and there will be 2-3 stations active on 80-6
metres  SSB  and CW.  QSL via  M0OXO’s OQRS (;
traditional cards via M0OXO (direct only).
F     – Special callsign TM32UFT will be active  on 10-24 April  to promote
the 32nd annual meeting of  the  Union Francaise des Telegraphistes
( All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via
the bureau.
FS   – Paul, W7NZJ wil be active as FS/W7NZJ from  St. Martin (NA-105)  on
7-16 April. He will operate digital modes and  CW on  40-10 metres.
QSL via eQSL.
HC8   – Tim, LW9EOC will be active as HC8/LW9EOC from the Galapagos Islands
(SA-004) sometime in April or May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY
on 160-6 metres, with a focus on 30, 17 and 12m. QSL via home call.
[TNX DX World]
JA   – Look for Take, JI3DST to be active  as JI3DST/4 from  Nakano Island
(AS-041) on 7-11 April. He plans to operate SSB, CW, RTTY, JT65 and
FM on 80-10 metres.  During the  Japan International  DX CW Contest
(from  7 UTC  on 8 April  to  13 UTC on the 9th) he  will be  using
JS6RRR/4. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [TNX]
OE   – The  Amateur  Radio  Section  of  ORF  (the  Austrian  Broadcasting
Corporation) and the Documentary Archive  Radio  Communications/QSL
Collection will  operate  special  event  station  OE17M  on  21-23
April. This is an official International Marconi  Day  station  and
contacts made on 22 April will count for the  IMD  Award.  QSL  via
OE1WHC (bureau) or direct to DokuFunk, OE17M, An  den  Steinfeldern
4A, 1230 Wien, Austria. [TNX OE1WHC]
OK   – Special Czech station OL75SILVERA will be  active from  31 March to
14 April to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Silver A,
a WWII military operation organized by the Czechoslovak government-
in-exile  with the assistance of the  British Royal Air Force.  QSL
via OK1MOW  (direct or breau) and LoTW.
OY   – Paul, MM0ZBH will be active as  OY/MM0ZBH  from  the  Faroe Islands
(EU-018) from  30 March to 6 April.  He will operate  CW and SSB on
the HF bands, including 160m (but not 60m).  QSL via LoTW and  eQSL
only, neither direct nor bureau  cards  will  be accepted.  [TNX DX
PJ7   – Jeff, VA3QSL will be active again as  PJ7/VA3QSL from  Sint Maarten
(NA-105) on  2-8 April.  Activity  will be holiday  style  on  40-6
metres CW, SSB  and  digital  modes.  QSL via home call,  direct or
bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
T32   – Ken, KH6QJ will be active again as T32AZ from Kiritimati (Christmas
Island, OC-024), East Kiribati on  11-18 April.  He will be  QRV on
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via KH6QJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA   – Special callsign R25SRR will be in use on 1-30 April  to  celebrate
the  25th  anniversary   of  Soyuz  Radiolyubitelei  Rossii  (SRR),
Russia’s IARU society. Several RO25xx callsigns (where xx is the 2-
letter abbreviation for the  various  regions: e.g. RO25TN  for the
Tyumenskaya oblast)  are  expected  to  join the celebrations.  See for the award programme.
VP2M   – Steve, JS6TMW (AI6KX) will  be  active as  VP2MKX  from  Montserrat
(NA-103) on 2-7 April.  He will operate QRP on 20, 17 and 15 metres
CW. QSL via eQSL. [The Daily DX]
W     – W1JXN is the club callsign that  K1JNW, K1JRM, K1ZK and W1LLW  will
be using during their family vacation on Gasparilla Island (NA-069)
on 9-15 April.  QSL  via  W1JXN, direct or bureau,  and LoTW.  [TNX]

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

A BUSY MONTH —> March was quite a busy month  for  DXers!  Here  are  some
consolidated statistics for a few DXpeditions that  generated much  interest
on our bands:
Call   Date        CW     SSB   DIGI    Total   Uniques
9G5X   08-21 March   21112    7015    1245   29372   11478
5U5R   09-20 March   39734   26777    8816   75327   22486
TU7C   10-19 March   18236   21033   13126   52395   18133
9N7EI    10-22 March   17420   10924    2070   30414   12030
S21ZED   14-19 March   17553    3619   770   21942    8484
S21ZEE   19-26 March   20862    5142    3946   29950   11333
As for OQRS, Clublog is used by S21ZED, S21ZEE and TU7C; 9G5X (QSL cards are
being  distributed) and  9N7EI (QSL cards  are being printed) go via M0OXO’s
system (; 5U5R has its  own OQRS for
direct cards on

A35JP/P —> Masa, JA0RQV logged about 1,600 QSOs during his recent  A35JP/p
operation  from  Niuafo’ou Island (OC-123).  Activity started on 23 March at
07.01 UTC, and ended on 28 March  at 10.19 UTC.  A few pictures can be found
at He had to handwrite  the log, and in  the next
coming days he will convert the QSOs to an electronic format and then upload
them to Club Log and LoTW “as soon as possible”. He is aware that “there are
still many stations who need OC-123”, and plans to return there in 2019.

CLUB LOG’S MOST WANTED LIST —> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
31 March, is  available  at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  419
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are  considered to be worked.  The most wanted
charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.

POSTAL RATES (UK) —> Postal rates in the  United  Kingdom  changed  on  27
March. The new rates for standard airmail letters are as follows:
Europe   Rest of the world
up to 10 grams  GBP 1.17 GBP 1.17
up to 20 grams  GBP 1.17 GBP 1.40
“International Economy” (only for  destinations outside Europe) is  GBP 1.02
up to 20 grams.  A Price Finder on-line  tool  is  provided  by  Royal  Mail

T31: OPERATORS WANTED —> John Mitton, KK7L is  “looking for a few  skilled
HF operators to join me on a cruise  to  Central Kiribati (T31) for  a  full
week  on  Nikumaroro Island (OC-043).  The cruise departs Nadi, Fiji on June
24 – returning to Nadi on July 12th with one-day stops at Rotuma  and Futuna
on the way out and back.  The ship will be at Nikumaroro  for eight days, so
with setup  and  takedown we  will be six, maybe  seven days QRV at T31.  We
would   sail  on  the “Reef Endeavour”  from  Fiji  along  with  the  TIGHAR
organization which has been searching  to learn where Amelia  Earhart  might
have met her demise”.  See
for more information.

WRTC 2018 —> The  Organizing  Committee  of   the  World  Radiosport  Team
Championship (WRTC) 2018 in Germany has opened the  application process  for
qualified  individuals  who would like to  serve  as referees.  The  primary
responsibility of the referee is to monitor the competitors to  confirm that
they are following all of the WRTC rules. The selection process is being led
by  Ulf Ehrlich (DL5AXX), who  says  that  “with  the  rules  allowing  both
operators to transmit simultaneously, the role for each  referee  is  really
challenging”. The deadline for submitting  applications is  31 October 2017.
See   for
the application form.

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

3B8IK      N4GNR      DU1IST     JA1HGY     PJ2ND      K8ND
3B8MM      DL6UAA     DU3LA      W3HNK      PJ2T       W3HNK
3B9FR      M0OXO      DU7P       DU7DUG     PJ4DX      M0URX
3G3O       CE3OP      DY1T       DU1IVT     PJ7PL      WA1ZAM
3V8SS      LX1NO      E2A      E21EIC     PQ5B       PP5VB
3V8ST      LX1NO      E6AD       N7BF       PV2P       PY2DY
3W1T       RW6HS      E7DX       E77E       PW2D       M0OXO
3W9HRN     DL1HRN     EA8/G3XAQ   G3SWH      R100MSZ   RA3D
4D1R       A61BK      EA9KB      EA7FTR     R1611M     RK3AW
4E1ADW     9V1KG      ED8B       EA8CZT     R80RTL     UA3RF
4K6AG      RW6HS      ED8W       EA8DO      S21ZEE     YL2GN
4L6AM      EA7FTR     EF1W       EA1WS      S5100LIONS  S53DOX
4M1K       OH0XX      EF2A       EA2OT      S570C      S50C
4M6CQ      YV6BXN     EF3T       EA3CCN     SI9AM      SM3TIR
4U1GSC     9A2AA      EF9R       EA5KB      SN1D       SP1RKT
4V1G       W3HNK      EH5VEF     EA5ST      SN3A       SP3GEM
4X0A       4X1VF      EH7FCM     EA7URM     SN5V       SQ5EBM
4X2M       4X4DZ      EP2AMM     IK2DUW     SN7H       SP7PGK
4X4NJ      WA4WTG     ES9C       ES5RY      SO4R       SP4PND
4X6TT      N4GNR      EX8TR      RW6HS      SQ6H       SQ6PLH
4X7R       4X6OM      FG4NN      NI5DX      SX1S       SV1PMR
5B4AJC     UA3DX      FK8CE      NI5DX      SX2X       SV2JAO
5B4ALG     EA5IDQ     FP5CJ      K9OT       SZ5RDS     SV5AZP
5B4ALX     IZ4AMS     GC6BRC     MW0DHF     T2TT       N7RO
5H3MB      IK2GZU     H2X      IZ4AMS     T32TV      KE5EE
5Q1A       OZ5ESB     H44MS      DL2GAC     T42A       RW6HS
5R8SV      G3SWH      HB0/HB9RB   RC3C       TC102GS   TA3AHJ
5Z4FV      N3ZS       HF0H       SP9KGC     TF3CW      LX1NO
6E3MAYA   XE3N       HF6FIRAC    SP6IEQ     TI5W       W4FS
6W1SU      M0URX      HF800O     SP6PAZ     TI8/AA8HH   K8DV
7Q7BP      G3MRC      HK1MW      N2OO       TM17PGM   F4FCE
7X2VFK     7X2DD      HK3TK      F5CWU      TM3Z       F4DSK
7X3WPL     7X3DL      HL2ZIK     JE1XUZ     TM5A       F5VHJ
7X5KBS     2E0SDV     HP1XT      K5WW       TM77M      F5MUX
7Z1JA      KE5JA      HR2WW      KD4POJ     TM8A       F8DVD
8J60JARE    JG2MLI     HR5/F2JD    F6AJA      TZ5XR      F5MXH
8P5A       NN1N       HS0AC      HS5NMF     UE3KR      K2PF
8P6DR      G3RWL      HS0ZME     SM6NT      UK8GCG     RW6HS
8S0C       SM0MPV     HZ1BL      IZ8CLM     UK8IAR     RW6HS
9A1957AA    9A2AA      HZ1BW      W3HNK      UK8IZ      RW6HS
9A57AX     9A5XX      HZ1TT      A61BK      UN3M       EA7FTR
9H3HI      DL7VFM     IB9A       IZ2WFL     UN7TX      RW6HS
9H3JD      DL7VFM     IE9K       IT9DSZ     UP0L       DL8KAC
9J2BO      G3TEV      IF9A       IT9ATF     UP2L       UA9AB
9M8K       JR3WXA     II2S       IZ2FOS     UP9L       RW6HS
9N1AA      N4AA       II9P       IT9CHU     V21ZG      DL7AFS
9N7XW      SP6AXW     IO2X       IK2NCJ     V31AE      EB7DX
A31MM      EA5GL      IO5O       IK5RLP     V31VP      WB0TEV
A35JP/p   JA0RQV     IO9A       IT9YVO     V47JA      W5JON
A44A       A47RS      IR1Y       IZ1YPF     V47JR      W2APF
A61FJ      LZ1YE      IR2R       IZ2EWR     V51/TA1HZ   LZ3HI
A61FK      A61BK      IR4M       I4IFL      V53DX      DO4DXA
A61HA      A61BK      IR6T       IK6VXO     V633KS     JA6REX
A61Q       EA7FTR     IR8P       IZ8FWN     V73NS      W3HNK
A61QQ      A61BK      IY4FGM     I4KMW      V84O       V85TL
A71TA      IZ8CLM     J28ND      S57DX      VB3E       VE3AT
A73A       M0OXO      J28PJ      F1TMY      VC2W       VA2WA
A91WMD     A92AA      J41J       SV1PMQ     VC3T       VE3DZ
A96A       A92AA      J42T       SV2DCD     VC6V       VE6AO
AH2P       EA4AK      J43TR      SV3DCX     VC7T       VE7GL
B1Z      EA7FTR     JW2US      LA2US      VE100VIMY/VE8  N7RO
B3D      BA4EG      JW8EKA     LA8EKA     VE100VIMY/VO2  N7RO
B4S      BA4EG      JW9BX      LA9BX      VK4KW      N3SL
B4T      BA4TB      KH2BY      EA5BY      VK4NM      M0OXO
B7M      BG7LHY     KL7RST     K7ICE      VP5P       W2TT
B7P      BA4EG      KP3H       NP3LT      VP9HE      W2AF
BV0WPX     BV2KI      L77D       LU6DC      VP9I       WW3S
BW0PX      BM2JCC     LB8IB      LA9VDA     VQ917JC   ND9M
BY5HB      BD4HF      LM10HAM   LA2G       VY1RST/VY0  K7ICE
C4A      5B4KH      LM80Q      LA9VDA     WP2Z       KU9C
C4W      5B4WN      LM80REX   LA9VDA     WP3C       W3HNK
CB3R       CE3KHZ     LO7H       LU7HW      WP3R       W3HNK
CN2AA      UA2FM      LT7F       EA5KB      XM1150CAN   VE1AEH
CN2MA      LY5W       LZ180VL   LZ1ZF      XV9NPS     JA2NPS [b]
CN2R       W7EJ       LZ45YE     LZ1YE      XV9NPS     JA2ODB [d]
CN3A       IV3ZXQ     M1E      MM0GOR     XX9O       XX9AU
CO2RQ      EA5IDQ     M1U      M0UTD      YE1K       EA5GL
CO8LY      EA7ADH     M8C      G4DFI      YN2KW      N5ET
CP4BT      DJ2BW      NP2VI/100   NP2VI      YN2MF      N5ET
CR5D       CT1FJO     OD5PY      KU9C       YN2MG      N5ET
CR6K       CT1ILT     OD5ZZ      NI5DX      YN2WL      N5ET
CR6T       CT1ESV     OF0Z       W0MM       YO13IPA   YO3AS
CX1UI      IK2DUW     OF100FI   OH2BAD     YV1YL      OH0XX
CX2DK      EA5GL      OM42KYSUCE  OM3CND     Z21MH      IZ0EGA
D41CV      HB9DUR  [d] OP17HC     ON7PP      Z60A       OH2BH
D41CV      IK2NCJ  [b] OP70BFS   ON2KFJ     ZB2TT      M0URX
D4C      HB9DUR  [d] OY1OF      M0URX      ZF2CJ      JJ2RCJ
D4C      IK2NCJ  [b] P33W       UA3DX      ZF2FL      K5QBX
D4T      CT1FFU     P44N       KW8N       ZF2LC      W2SM
D4Z      HB9DUR  [d] PG400TH   PA3ETC     ZF2TC      KE5TC
D4Z      IK2NCJ  [b] PH90T      PA2TMS     ZS9Z       ZS1OIN
DU1/A61M    A61BK      PJ2HQ      W3HNK      ZY2A       PP2BO

4O7CW    Sergey Belikov, Filipa Kovacevica 31 ulaz 2 stan 22, 85 310 Budva,
6W2SC    Brucker Peter, Zamardi, PF. 15, 8621, Hungary
9M2M   Hairil Anuar Abdul Hamid, 49F Jalan 2 Hujung, Taman Sri Mawar,
02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
BP0P   A.R.T. QSL Service, P.O.Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan
C6AMM    Bill Welch, P.O. Box 425, Osterville MA 02655, USA
CR6P   Miguel Goncalves, Rua Dr. Joel Magalhaes 6, 4740-272 Esposende,
CX5A   Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
DU7DUG   Ricna Lou Pinili, 706 Batinguel, 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
DU7ET    Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, 6215 Valencia, Philippines
EA4AK    Santos Rodriguez Andres, Apartado 39073, 28080 Madrid, Spain
EA5BY    Antonio Galiana, Apartado 379, 03200 Elche, Spain
EE5T   Farfollas Contest Radio Team, Apartado 290, 46960 Aldaia
(Valencia), Spain
EI7M   John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
FK4RD    Yves Novella, BP 12026, Magenta, 98802 Noumea CEDEX, New Caledonia
FY5KE    Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l’Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
HB0A   Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
J5UAP    Brucker Peter, Zamardi, PF. 15, 8621, Hungary
JA0RQV   Masato Tamura, 2086-13 Daitakubo, Minami-ku, Saitama-shi,
Saitama-ken, 336-0015, Japan
KL7RA    North Pole Contest Group, P.O. Box 92493, Anchorage AK 99509, USA
KL7XU    Alaska Frank A Chamberlain PO BOX 521888 Big Lake, AK 99652 USA
OA1F   Elena P. Moran, c/ Luis de Requesens 4/A 3 A, 15406 Ferrol
(A Coruna), Spain
PJ2DX    Geoff Howard, 1700 Tower Pt Apt 505, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814-6193,
RW2F   Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, 35041 Marburg, Germany
S01WS    Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava),
S0S     Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava),
S21SM    Syed Ibrahim Khandker, Taitoniekantie 9 E 311, FI-40740 Jyvaskyla,
T40A   Raul Verdecie Fernandez, Calle Angel Guardia No. 119, e/Adolfo
Villamar y Francisco Varona, CP 75100 Las Tunas, Cuba
TM0T   Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 29830
Ploudalmezeau, France
TM2M   Tony Luis, 10 chemin de la Croix Boisee, 91620 Nozay, France
TM6M   Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 29830
Ploudalmezeau, France
UA2F   Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, 35041 Marburg, Germany
WH6R   Eran Agmon, 1157 Honokahua St.,Honolulu HI 96825, USA
XE2X   Jorge F. Rios Alvarado, 2300 Datil, Hidalgo TX 78557, USA
XL7100   Doug Pichette, 401-333 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5K7, Canada
YL2GN    Ziedonis Knope, P.O.Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia
YV50ARV  Esteban Romagni, 263 Cross Point CV, Collierville TN 38017 USA
YW5T   Juan M. Hernandez, Avd. Castilla y Leon 9, Portal 6 4 D, 28760
Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain
ZM4T   Holger Hannemann, 262 Waimarama Heights, RD 12, Havelock North
4294, New Zealand
ZV5O   Caixa Postal 16515, Curitiba – PR, 81520-981, Brazil
ZV8P   Caixa Postal 280, Belem – PA, 66017-970, Brazil
ZY2B   Guilherme Vaz, Caixa Postal 121, Tatui – SP, 18270-970, Brazil
ZZ2T   Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320,
Sao Paulo – SP, 04008-000, Brazil




425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
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