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Friday, December 29, 2017

425 DX News No. 1391

30 December 2017                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1391
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
3D2    – Jim, WB2TJO will be active again  as 3D2JS  from  Taveuni (OC-016),
         Fiji between early January and the middle of March. He will operate
         CW and SSB on  40, 30, 20, 17  and  15 metres.  QSL direct  to home
         call. [TNX DX World]
3V     – Dave, EI9FBB and Col, MM0NDX will be active  as  3V8CQ  from Djerba
         Island (AF-083) from 30 December to 2 January. They will operate CW
         and SSB on the HF bands.  QSL via operator’s instructions.  [TNX DX
9A     – During 2018 Dragan, 9A6W and Tom, 9A2AA will  use  9A36W and 9A61AA
         respectively  to  mark  their  36 and 61 years  of activity on  the
         amateur radio  bands.  QSL via home calls,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
A5     – Pat, N2IEN will be active as  A52PD from  Bhutan  on  2-14 January.
         He will operate CW and  digital  modes on  the  HF bands.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
A7     – Alain, F6BFH is waiting for his A7/F6BFH licence  to be issued.  He
         will be in Qatar on 1-12 January, with activity on the HF bands  in
         his spare time. QSL via home call. He is also likely to operate for
         48 hours from IOTA group  AS-088 with  the A70X team [425DXN 1389].
         [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
C5     – C5DX will be activated again on 9-16 February as part of  a  school
         trip to the Gambia.  A party  of eighteen students and three  staff
         from  Sandringham  School  in  St. Albans  will  visit  the  Senior
         Secondary High School in Farafenni. Alan, will lead the  DXpedition
         aspect to the trip. He will operate mainly CW, while four  licenced
         students  from  the  Sandringham  School ARC (Jessica M6LPJ,  Polly
         M6POG, Morgan M6MXD and  Stan M6SQO) will  operate SSB.  It will be
         their first DXpedition so please be patient with them as they learn
         the craft  of  DX operating.  QSL  via  LoTW  or  direct to  G4DJX;
         logsearch on Club Log. [TNX G3ZAY]
CN     – Manfred/DK1BT,  Wolf/DL4WK,  Sigi/DL7DF and  Frank/DL7UFR  will  be
         active as CN2DF and CN2FR from Tahazout, Morocco on 13-20 February.
         They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-10 metres with two
         stations. QSLs via DL7DF, direct  or  bureau, and LoTW  “within six
         months  after  the DXpedition”.  See  for
         logsearch and OQRS.
D6     – IK5BCM, IK5CBE and IK5CRH will be active  as D68I  from  the Comoro
         Islands (AF-007) from 28 January to 10 February.  They will operate
         CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via IK5CRH.
DL     – Celebrating  90 years  of  amateur  radio  in the city  of  Wismar,
         special event station DM90AIW will be active  from  1 January to 30
         June. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via the bureau  and
         eQSL. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL     – Special callsign DA200FWR  will be  in use  from  1 January  to  31
         December to commemorate  the  200th  anniversary  of  the birth  of
         Cooperative  pioneer  Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.  The  “idea and
         practice  of  organizing  shared  interests  in  cooperatives”  was
         inscribed in 2016 on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible
         Cultural Heritage of  Humanity.  QSL via the bureau,  or direct  to
         DK2PU. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL     – Special callsign DJ70WAE  will  be  active  from  1 January  to  31
         December to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Worked All Europe
         (WAE) award. QSL via the DARC bureau.
DL     – Special callsign DK200MARX will be in use on  all bands  and  modes
         from 1 January to 31 December to commemorate the  200th anniversary
         of the birth of Karl Marx. QSL via the bureau, or direct  to DK5PZ;
         logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX Newsletter]
E3     – Zorro, JH1AJT will visit Eritrea again on 14-23 January. He will be
         joined by Franz DJ9ZB,  Champ E21EIC,  Dima RA9USU  and  Yan RZ3FW,
         with  planned activity as E31A on 160-6 metres  CW, SSB, RTTY.  The
         main purpose of this  trip  is  to  support  the  Eritrea  National
         Olympic Committee. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS, or via JH1AJT.  [TNX DX
EI     – Special event station EI50AOM will be  active  in  January-March to
         memorialize  the  tragedy  of  Aer  Lingus Flight 712  (tail-number
         EI-AOM), which crashed  en route  from Cork to London  on  24 March
         1968 killing all passengers  and crew.  The station will devote one
         day beginning 22 January to  remember  each  of the 61 persons  who
         died, with operations culminating  on the  fiftieth anniversary  of
         the crash. This is still the largest  single loss of life in  Irish
         civil aviation history. QSL via EI2KA, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
EI     – To commemorate the sinking of Royal Mail Ship Leinster during World
         War I (10 October 1918), special callsign EI100MCV will  be  active
         between 1 January and 31 December, with particular activity  in the
         weeks around the date of  10 October.  This was, and still is,  the
         single largest loss of life in the  Irish sea with  a  total of 567
         people  lost.  The  intention  is  to  use  all  modes  and  bands,
         operating on or close to  frequencies  ending with 18.  QSL via the
G      – Celebrating  the  New Year  2018,  special  event stations  GB0HNY,
         GB1HNY, GB2HNY, GB5HNY, GB8HNY and GB9HNY  will be active  from  28
         December until 24 January. The are being run  by  members  of Denby
         Dale ARS: “whilst we are not issuing any QSL cards”, they say, “you
         Can  claim  a  special  commemorative  certificate  for  working  3
         stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran,
         G0BWB (g0bwb[@]”.
G      – Celebrating the anniversary of the founding  of  KW Electronics  by
         Rowley Shears, G8KW (5 January 1953), special event  station  GB8KW
         will be active from  Eltham, England  on 6-7 January using  vintage
         equipment. QSL via G0UKN.
GM     – Special event station GB2KW will be  active  on  1-28 January  from
         near  Inverness, Scotland  using  a variety  of  different  vintage
         transceivers,  transmitters  and   receivers  manufactured  by   KW
         Electronics Ltd during the  1960s and 1970s.  Activity  will be  on
         160, 80, 40 and 20 metres  SSB and CW.  QSL via LoTW and eQSL only,
         no paper QSLs will be available.
HH     – Special callsign HH70A will be active from 1 January for six months
         to celebrate the 70th anniversary of  the  Radio Club d’Haiti.  QSL
         via W3HNK. [TNX DX World]
HR     – Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         from 15 February to 10 May.  He will  operate  CW, SSB and  digital
         modes on all bands. QSL via  F6AJA,  direct or bureau; logsearch on [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
I      – ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns throughout  2018
         to honour twelve of “the most eminent scientists who  have  given a
         fundamental  contribution  to  the  theoretical,  experimental  and
         technological development of the  Radio Communications technology”:
         II4MXW  (James Clerk Maxwell) in January,  II4HRZ  (Heinrich Rudolf
         Hertz) in February, II4CAO (Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti)  in March,
         II4MAR (Guglielmo Marconi) in April, II4TES (Nikola Tesla)  in May,
         II4AMP  (Andre-Marie Ampere)  in June,  II4COU (Charles-Augustin de
         Coulomb)  in  July,  II4VOL  (Alessandro Volta)  in August,  II4LNZ
         (Heinrich Lenz)  in  September,  II4OER (Hans Christian Orsted)  in
         October,  II4HNR (Joseph Henry)  in November  and  II4FRD  (Michael
         Faraday) in December.  See  for  complete
         information  on  the  “Science Milestones  in the  History of Radio
         Award”. QSLs via IQ4FE, bureau or direct. [TNX IK4CIE]
PA     – Jef, DD2CW will be active as  PA/DD2CW  from  Texel Island (EU-038)
         from 30 December to 4 January. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF
         bands. QSL via home call. Direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
UA     – Special event station UE18NY will be active  from  30 December to 8
         January for the “Russian New Year 2018” radio marathon organized by
         the  Miller DX Club.  Other special callsigns  will be active  from
         the various  Federal Districts of Russia: UE18A (Northwest),  UE18C
         (Central),  UE18E  (Volga),  UE18F (South), UE18G (North Caucasus),
         UE18M (Ural),  UE18U (Siberia)  and  UE18Z (Far East).  A number of
         certificates will be available, see
UA_ant – Nikolai,  RW6ACM  has  been  active  as  RI1ANA  from  Molodezhnaya
         Station,  Antarctica (AN-016)  since  23 December, and will  remain
         there until February.  In his spare time  he  operates CW, SSB  and
         digital modes on the the HF bands. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS, LoTW or
         via RN1ON, direct or bureau.
VU     – Bernard, VU2BMS (DL2GAC) reports that 6-16 January  are  the  dates
         for AU2WBR’s  activity  from  Sagar Island, (AS-153) [425DXN 1389].
         The station might be QRV also  at other times  until 31 March.  QSL
         via VU2NRO.
XT     – Harald, DF2WO will be  active  again  as  XT2AW  from  Ouagadougou,
         Burkina Faso on 8-22 January. He will operate  CW, SSB and FT8 with
         a focus on 80, 60 , 40 and 30m. QSL via M0OXO’s OQRS and LoTW.
YJ     – Chris, VK2YUS will be active  again as YJ0CA  from  Efate (OC-035),
         Vanuatu on 9-17 January.  He will operate SSB on 40 and  20 metres.
         QSL direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SOUTHEAST ASIA TRIP —> John, KB4FB  will  be  back  to  Southeast Asia  in
January-February, with holiday style activities from Vietnam as 3W9FB (early
January and again early February), Laos as XW4FB (two weeks starting  around
9 January), Thailand as HS0ZEG (a week starting around 23 January). QSLs via
LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
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DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY —> Registration is  now  open  for  2018  Dayton
Contest University (CTU), to be held all day on 17 May at the  Crowne  Plaza
Hotel  in Dayton, Ohio. It will be the twelfth year in a row for CTU Dayton.
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QSLs received  direct  or  through  managers:  3XY3D  (AF-051),  5X2B,  7V9A
(AF-094), 9X2AW,  A25BE,  A25BI,  CE2AWW,  CT9/DL5AXX,  DU1/SP5APW (OC-090),
E51WL, H40GC, HD086QRC, J5T,  LU3XX (SA-008), P40L,  PZ5V,  R71RRC (AS-071),
RI0ZF (AS-039), S01WS, S21ZAS (AS-127), S21ZDC (AS-140),  S9CQ, S9YY,  TZ9A,
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