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Friday, March 30, 2018

425 DX News No. 1404

31 March 2018                                   A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1404

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****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9A    – Radio Club Libertas 9A4J will be active  as 9A22RBM on  1-15 April.
The special  callsign  is a  tribute  for  Ronald H. Brown,  the US
Secretary of Commerce who  was killed, along  with  34 others, in a
1996 plane crash near Dubrovnik. QSL via 9A4J or 9A5AX. [TNX 9A2AA]
A5    – Zorro JH1AJT, Jin JF1IST and Champ E21EIC will  be active again  as
A5A from Bhutan  on 4-11 April. Activity will be on 160-6 metres CW
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via JH1AJT; logsearch  and OQRS on Club Log.
[TNX DX World]
D4    – Mike, CT1IUA will be active as D4IA from Sal Island (AF-086),  Cape
Verde on 1-9 April. He will operate mainly CW on the HF bands.  QSL
via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW.
G    – Celebrating the  centenary of the Royal Air Force, special callsign
GB100RAF  will be  in use from  various  locations  in England  and
Elsewhere  between  1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.  QSL direct  to
G8FC. See for more information.
GI    – The Grey Point Fort ARS will  be  active as  GB106TBC on 2-29 April
to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
OA    – Daniel, IK2SGL will be relocating to  call area 9 in  the  Peruvian
Amazon rainforest in a couple of weeks.  In his spare time he  will
be QRV as IK2SGL/OA9; follow  his  activities on Twitter (@IK2SGL).
QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
RI1F   – Evgenij, UA4RX has had his RI1FJ licence renewed until 1 September.
He is stationed at the  Ernst Krenkel Observatory  on  Heiss Island
(EU-019), Franz Josef Land and operates CW on 40 and 30 metres. QSL
via Club Log’s OQRS and LoTW, or direct to UA2FM. [TNX DX News]
UA    – Special  event  stations  R108M  (QSL via RK3LC),  R12APR  (QSL via
R3LO),  UE12APR (QSL via R3LO)  and  UE57G (QSL via R3LD)  will  be
active on 1-15 April to  commemorate the  57th anniversary of  Yuri
Gagarin’s first manned flight into outer space (12 April 1961). See for online logs and certificates. [TNX R3LO]
VK    – Tim, NL8F will be active as VK4COF from Hamilton Island (OC-160) on
3-13 April.  He will operate FT8 and SSB on  the HF bands.  QSL via
N7RO. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZB    – Special callsign ZB2RAF will be active  from 1 April to 29 July  to
celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. QSL direct to G8FC.
ZL    – 1968 was a tragic year for New Zealand shipping,  with the loss  of
the ferry Wahine and the  grain  ship Maranui,  plus a fire at  sea
aboard the liner Gothic. Sixty-seven people died  in  these events.
Fifty years later, those  disasters will be commemorated  by  three
special callsigns: ZM50GW in April, ZM50LA in June and ZM50MAUQ  in
August. Operations will be based at ZL1NZ in Auckland, New Zealand.
Look for activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres CW and SSB. The logs will
be uploaded to Club Log. See for more
details and QSL information.

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

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PIRATE —> Francois Botha, ZS4X has notified the  SARL Office that  his old
call sign, ZS6BUU, is  being  pirated using  the FT8 mode.  ICASA (the South
African Regulator) has  confirmed  that  ZS6BUU has not  been reissued. [TNX

VP6D —> CW enthusiast Ken Karr, NG2H  has joined  the  VP6D DXpedition  to
Ducie Island (20 October-3 November) [425DXN 1397].  He participated in  the
VK0EK  expedition  to  Heard Island (2016).  “Providing an  All Time New One
(ATNO)  is  a  key  objective of  VP6D”, the  organizers say.  “We will keep
stations on 20m SSB and CW  as  propagation permits.  Additionally,  FT8 may
also provide DXers an ATNO opportunity  during periods  of poor conditions”.
The fundraising campaign continues. See for the latest
information from the team and details on how to contribute.

Z60A LOTW AND QSL RELEASE —> “It is now 10-days from the last QSO made  at
Z60A, the  Republic of Kosovo’s  first  activation”,  OH2BH  reported on  23
March. “Because this is an overall new DXCC entity, it has resulted in  many
requests  for  checking missing  QSOs  due to pirates,  a variety of logging
errors and busted calls. We have extended this period for another week as we
try to enter the cleanest possible QSO data to LoTW.  The magic day for  the
complete LoTW upload will be 1 April 2018.  We will continue processing  log
errors  for  another  7-days prior  to  the upload.  Queries can be made  at
z60a[@]“.  The paper QSL cards are  being printed, and  “we expect to
have them here around 1 April as well.  We will proceed with mailing as fast
as we can”. The  Mission  Goodwill Kosovo  has been invited  to present  the
story of “The Republic of Kosovo and Z60A” at the  Visalia International  DX
Convention;  Z61VB, OH2BH and K9JF will  be  the  Saturday  evening  Banquet

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

3B8MM      DL6UAA    EF9R       EA5KB      OK1KLV    OK1DOM
3V8CB      LX1NO      EG1PEA    EA1RKA    OK7K       OK1BN
3V8SS      LX1NO      EG1SSV    EA1URV    OM777FL     OK1FML
3W3B       E21EIC    EG7SCM    EA7URM    OM7M       OM3PA
3W9CI      RM0F       EG7SSM    EA7DK      OS0X       ON4JM
3Z0HDE    SQ8W       EI0W       EI9GTB    OS8A       ON8VK
3Z1ESH    SP2PBY    EK3SA      DJ1CW      OY1OF      M0URX
3Z1K       SP1KRF    EM0X       UT2XQ      P33W       UA3DX
4E1A       9V1KG      EM2G       UR7GO      P40WL      DK5WL
4L2M       EA7FTR    EN4U       EA5HPX    P49Y       AE6Y
4M8E       YV8ER      EN7P       UT1PG      PJ4/KK9A    WD9DZV
4X0A       4X1VF      EP4HR      IK2RZQ    PJ4R       WD9DZV
4X7R       4X6OM      ER4A       ER1FF      PJ4V       M0URX
5B4ALJ    UT7UW      ES9C       ES5RY      PJ5Z       SP9FIH
5B4AMX    LZ3SM      ET3AA      N2OO       PX2A       PY2VM
5P3KP      DL3KP      EW5Z       EU1A       RI50ANO     RN1ON
5R8SV      G3SWH      FK/5B4ALX   IZ4AMS    S92HP      CT1ENW
5W1SA      JA1DXA    FM5DN      KU9C       SI9AM      SM3FJF
6E3MAYA     XE3N       GB60OT    G3KPU      SJ0X       SM6JSM
7Q7EI      M0OXO      H2T        5B4XF      SK2T       SK2AT
7X5QB      EA7FTR    HB2U       HB9OCR    SN20UM    SQ9UM
8P5A       HA1AG      HC2AO      RC5A       SO4R       SP4PND
8P6DR      G3RWL      HF40KVW     SP5KVW    SP307PAF    SP9KAO
8T8S       VU2AE      HG7T       HA7TM      SZ5RDS    SV5AZP
9A0BB      9A3JB      HH6/N3BNA   KA2AEV    TC3D       TA3D
9A200S    9A2MF      HR2WW      KD4POJ    TC3GP      YM3KCN
9A60KDE     9A1AA      HS0AC      HS5NMF    TC3GS      YM3KCN
9A70A      9A7A       HS0ZED    G4SQA      TC3SO      TA3AER
9G5AR      N4GNR      HS0ZJF    ON4AFU    TI7W       W4FS
9G5ZS      ZS1XB      HZ1FI      DL1RTL    TM17CV    F8FZC
9K9C       A61BK      IB2RT      I2MYF      TM28FFA     F5KOU
9M2IDJ    JA6IDJ    IF9A       IT9PPG    TM390SR     F4DTO
9M8YY      JR3WXA    II0IDO    IZ0FVD    TM5XR      F4HIK
9X0TA      N4GNR      II1A       IK1SPR    TO2BC      DL7BC
9X9PJ      N4GNR      II1AIT    I1SAF      TO5GI      F5XX
A41NN      A61BK      II1IGJ    IK1VHX    TR8CA      F6CBC
A61EK      IZ8CLM    II2S       IZ2FOS    TY2AC      DL9USA
A61FK      A61BK      IO2X       IK2NCJ    TZ4AM      W0SA
A61HA      A61BK      IO5O       IK5RLP    UE4KR      K2PF
A61QQ      A61BK      IO9A       IT9YVO    UI8J       RW9JZ
A61ZX      IZ8CLM    IO9O       9A8MDC    UN2E       DF6PB
A71AM      M0OXO      IO9R       ON3AR      UN3M       M0OXO
A73A       M0OXO      IR4M       I4IFL      UN9L       LZ1YE
A91WMD    A92AA      IR4X       I4EAT      UP0L       DL8KAC
A91YOZ    A92AA      IR6T       IK6VXO    UP2L       UA9AB
A96A       A92AA      IR8P       IZ8FWN    UP4L       UN7LZ
AT5M       VU2MUD    J41J       SV1PMQ    UP9L       RW6HS
B1Z        EA7FTR    J73WA      ND3R       V31GS      K9GS
BI4SSB    BA4TB      J79WTA    HB9MFM    V31MA      M0OXO
BV0WPX    BV2KI      JT5DX      JT1CO      V73NC      JA0JHQ
BV30R      BM2JCC    JY5HX      E73Y       V73NS      W3HNK
C44C       M0URX      JY5MM      IK2DUW    VB3T       VE3AT
C4A        5B4KH      KH2KY      JA1MFR    VC3J       VE3EJ
C6ADX      W8GEX      KL7RA      NI5DX      VE8RST    K7ICE
C7A        UA3DX      L77D       LU6DC      VK3HF      M0OXO
CB6F       XQ6OA      LN8W       LA9VDA    VK4KW      N3SL
CB8E       CE8EIO    LO7H       LU7HW      VP2EGO    WB2REM
CN2AA      UA2FM      LT7F       EA5KB      VP5P       W2TT
CN2PM      UA2FM      LU1DK      EC5AC      VR20/W1DQR  JJ1DQR
CN3A       IK2OHG    LU3DX      EA5FL      VY2ZM      EA7HBC
CN4P       EA5XX      LY11LY    LY2QT      XT2AW      M0OXO
CN8ZG      EA7FTR    LY28A      LY5A       XT2MAX    DK1MAX
CO8LY      EA7ADH    LZ40MS    LZ1KCP    XU7AKL    BG4HRM
CR3DX      OM2VL      LZ5R       LZ1YQ      XV9BG      RW0BG
CR6K       CT1ILT    LZ65RCP     LZ1JZ      XW1IC      E21EIC
CS5RPT    CT1BNW    MD1E       M0OXO      YP0C       YO3CZW
CT9ABO    OM3GI      MD1U       M0OXO      YP7P       YO7LFV
CX2CC      EA5KB      MJ5Z       M0CFW      YP8T       YO8KGA
CX2DK      EA5GL      NH7A       F6VHJ      YQ6A       YO6BHN
CX4ACH    IK2DUW    NL8F       N7RO       YR100R    YO3KAA
CX5A       CX2ABC    OA4SS      KB6J       YR100U    YO5KDV
DY1T       DU1IVT    OC4SP      OA4O       Z3B        Z37CEF
E2A        E21EIC    OD5/EA1CYK  EA7LS      ZA/IW2JOP   IW2HAJ
E2X        E20GMY    OD5ZZ      NI5DX      ZM4T       ZL3IO
E7DX       E77E       OE100EGN    OE5EGN    ZS6TVB    N4GNR
EA9LZ      EA5KB      OE100YEARS  OE1SSS    ZS9Z       ZS1OIN
ED5FDC    EA5HT      OE8Q       OE8SKQ    ZV1C       PU2VCP
ED8B       EA8TR      OG73X      OH8L       ZV5O       PY5QW
EE8K       EA8AV      OG7A       OH6MW      ZW8T       PS8HF
EF2A       EA2OT      OH0JV      DL7RV      ZX5J       NZ4DX
EF8I       EA8TK      OH10TA    OH1MN      ZY2A       PP2BO
EF8R       EB7DX      OH5Z       OH5LIZ    ZY2Y       W2CCW

4U1ITU   International Amateur Radio Club, Case Postale 6, 1211 Geneve 20,
7X2TT    Abdel Mesbah, 121 Hood Street, Nottingham,NG5 4AQ, United Kingdom
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
CB1H     Antofagasta DX Group, Los Geiser 9775, 1266765 Antofagasta, Chile
CR6P     Miguel Goncalves, Rua Dr. Joel Magalhaes 6, 4740-272 Esposende,
ED9E     Mario Pilar Castro, Apartado Postal 418, 51001 Ceuta, Spain
EE5T     Farfollas Contest Radio Team, Apartado Postal 290, 46960 Aldaia
(Valencia), Spain
EH5SSC   Radio Club Carthago, Apartado Postal 176, 30200 Cartagena (Murcia),
EI7M     John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
FR4QT    Mario Xavier Laporte, 653 Chemin des Longanis, St Gilles les Hauts,
97435 St Paul, France
FY5KE    Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l’Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
HG1S     MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27., 9027,
JA0JHQ   Nobuaki Hosokawa, 1458-25 Okagami, Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi,
Kanagawa-ken, 215-0027, Japan
JU1DX    JTDXA Contest Team, C.P.O Box 2373, Ulaanbaatar-13 15160, Mongolia
KH7XS    Big Island Contest Club, 39650 US HWY 19 N Unit 243, Tarpon Springs
FL 34689, USA
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
United Kingdom
MN0NID   Simon Barnes, 191 Marlacoo Road, Portadown, Craigavon, BT62 3TD,
United Kingdom
NP2N     George Oster, 780 Leaf Road, Boone IA 50036-7265, USA
OG7O     Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, FI-33100 Tampere, Finland
OZ11A    Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark
PU2VCP   Pedro Pioli, Caixa Postal 569, Indaiatuba – SP, 13330-972, Brazil
RM0F     Yuri Burykh, P.O. Box 12, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-23, 693023, Russia
SZ1A     Radio Amateur Association of West Greece, P.O. Box 84,
301 00 Agrinio, Greece
TG9ANF   Francisco Vassaux, 8602 Royster Run, Marvin NC 28173, USA
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent, 29830
Ploudalmezeau, France
VD105A   North Atlantic ARC, 29 Round Pond Rd, Portugal Cove-St Philips,
NL A1M 2Z4, Canada
YJ0CA    Chris Ayres, 3/19-21 Eastern Rd, Turramurra, NSW 2074, Australia
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
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ  (i1jqj…
The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista – Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia


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