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425 DX News #1240
7 February 2015

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
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5H     - Carlo, IK6CAC will be  active  as  5H1OC  from  Zanzibar  (AF-032),
        Tanzania from 18 February to 11 March. In his spare  time  he  will
        operate SSB and QRS CW. QSL via  home  call,  LoTW  and  eQSL;  log
        search on Club Log and Along  with  Carlo  will  be
        Elvira, IV3FSG, who usually operates SSB  and  digital  modes.  She
        will be QRV as 5H1ES (QSL via IK3GES).
9X     - Carl, SM6CPY will be active again as  9X0PY  from  Rwanda  from  10
        February to 2 March. Main activity will be  on  20-10  metres.  QSL
        via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
CE0Z   - The DXpedition to Juan Fernandez (SA-005) [425DXN 1232]  is set  to
        be conducted  from  24 February to 4 March. A  large  multinational
        team (DJ7JC,  DJ9RR,  EI6JK,  EI9FBB, EI9KC,  F1ULQ,  F2DX,  F4DLM,
        F5EOT,  F5JTV,  F5MFV,  F5NTZ, F5RAB,  F5UOW,  F5VHQ, F6IRA, F8ATS,
        M0PLX,  OE3GCU, OE3JAG, ON4LO,  ON7RN,  OZ1IKY)  will  be active as
        3G0ZC with several  stations on  160-6 metres CW,  SSB and  digital
        modes. QSL  via F1ULQ  (OQRS on  Club  Log)  and  LoTW.  The  pilot
        stations are MM0NDX (Europe), K6MM (Americas) and V51B  (Africa and
        Asia). Website at
DL     - Robert, DK2RO will be active from  Spiekeroog  Island  (EU-047)  on
        15-20 February. CW is  his  preferred  mode.  QSL  via  home  call,
        direct or bureau. [TNX]
FJ     - FJ/KB2HZI, FJ/N2IEN, FJ/W2RE and FJ/WW2DX will  be  active  holiday
        style from St Barthelemy (NA-146) on 11-17 February. They  will  be
        QRV on 160-6 metres with a focus on Asia. [TNX The Daily DX]
FO     - Pete, K8PGJ will be active as FO/K8PGJ  from  Bora  Bora  (OC-067),
        French Polynesia on 15-24 February. He will be  QRV  holiday  style
        on 20-10 metres. QSL to home call (direct) and LoTW.
HB0    - Laci, HA7JTR will be active  again  as  HB0/HA7JTR  from  Masescha,
        Liechtenstein from 24 February to 2 March, including  an  entry  in
        the CQ WW 160-Meter SSB Contest. Outside the  contest  he  will  be
        QRV holiday style on 160-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX HA0HW]
H4     - After the 6-9 March VK7FG operation from Flinders  Island  (OC-195)
        [425DXN 1239], Christian, EA3NT will travel alone  to  the  Solomon
        Islands and be active as H44NT from either the Russell (OC-168)  or
        the Florida Islands (OC-158)  on  11-14  March,  and  from  Bellona
        Island (OC-123) on 15-16 March. He will run 100 watts  into  a  VDA
        for 15m and vertical dipoles for 12, 17 and 20m. On  his  way  back
        home, he plans to be active as VK4/EA3NT  from  IOTA  group  OC-137
        (17-18 March). All  QSLs  via  M0OXO  (  please
        note that bureau cards must be requested through the OQRS, and  not
        sent to the RSGB bureau). Further information on Christian's  plans
I      - Special station II0MSN will be active on 13-15  February  from  the
        Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna  di  Valle.  QSL  via  operator's
        instructions. [TNX IK5IWU]
KH0    - Kazu, JH8PHT expects to  be  active  again  as  AH0KT  from  Saipan
        (OC-086) on 11-15 February. He will operate  SSB,  CW  and  digital
        modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via JH8PHT and LoTW.
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active as PJ7AA from Sint Maarten  (NA-105)  from
        18 February to 16 March. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-10
        metres. QSL via AA9A and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Nando IT9YRE (T88TI), Claudio I1SNW (T88GI) and Mike  K9AJ  (T88XX)
        wil be active from Tobi Island (OC-296, new one for IOTA) on  11-13
        March. They will operate SSB and CW with three  stations.  QSL  via
        home calls (OQRS on Club Log). Alfio, IT9EJW  will  be  the  pilot;
        further information and updates on [TNX IT9EJW]
V5     - Look for V5/DC8QT, V5/DD8ZK and V5/DJ9KM to be active from  Namibia
        on 10-19 February. They will operate SSB, RTTY and  PSK  on  160-10
        metres, and will participate in the CQ WPX RTTY  Contest  as  V55V.
        QSL V55V via DJ8VC and LoTW, others via home calls and  LoTW.  [TNX
        OPDX Bulletin]
YB     - Around mid-February, look for YB0AI/8, YC9VL/8 and  YF1AR/8  to  be
        active from Lucipara Island (OC-274, new one for IOTA)  for  a  few
        days. [TNX DX World]
ZD8    - DJ9KH, DK9BDN and DL6KAC will all be active as ZD8D from  Ascension
        Island (AF-003) from 23 February to 6 March. They will operate  CW,
        RTTY and SSB on 160-6 metres, with a focus on  160-40  metres.  QSL
        via DL9HO. [TNX The Daily DX]

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                        ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

K1N ---> The first helicopter flight from Jamaica to  Navassa  landed  three
operators and infrastructure materials during  the  local  afternoon  on  31
January. Flights resumed at sunrise and K1N has been QRV since 23:14 UTC  on
1 February. After the whole team  arrived,  K1N  expected  to  go  "to  full
DXpedition mode" with seven stations at 00.00 UTC on  5  February.  Reported
band/mode errors in the uploaded logs have been fixed: "the  on-island  logs
are complete and safe and we think that Club Log  accurately  reflects  them
now", the team reported on 6 February at 04.39 UTC, so  "if  you  don't  see
your Qs by this time tomorrow, it's probably best to  work  us  again".  The
latest statistics (6 February at 02.44 UTC) show 40556 QSOs (73,5 %  NA  and
19,3 % EU) with 14299 unique callsigns. K1N shoukd be QRV  until  around  14
February. The operation has been already approved for DXCC  credit.  Updates
and pictures can be found at

THE DQRM TRACKING PROJECT ---> Recently, the amount and  intensity  of  DQRM
(Deliberate QRM) has been  growing  logarithmically,  targeting  DXpeditions
all over the world. DQRMers attempt to spoil communications and disrupt  the
joy of chasing DX. Without going into the  motivation  of  DQRMers,  the  DX
Community is taking steps to eliminate this practice.
The KP1-5 Project, which is producing the 2015 K1N Navassa  DXpedition,  has
been  working  with  tele-communications  agencies  around  the  world.  The
objective is to identify stations who are acting as DQRMers  and  use  legal
means to stop this behaviour. The  technology  is  in  hand  to  solve  this
problem and, with your assistance, we can stop this blight that  is  hurting
hams worldwide.
HOW IT WORKS: Locating  the  stations  engaging  in  DQRM  is  a  matter  of
triangulation. When the DQRMer is 60db over S9 at your location, you can  be
pretty  sure  that  station  is  nearby.  If  you  fill  out   the  form  at, the data will be collected and  analyzed  to  produce  a
reasonably accurate map of the DQRMer's location. This  data  will  allow  a
close-in search in the DQRMer's area and, using  local  transmitter  hunting
devices, the offender will be identified. This is a real-time system  that's
been in development for several years; its first  major  test  will  be  the
2015 K1N Navassa DXpedition.
WHAT YOU DO: Fill out the form with as much information as you can  provide.
All information will remain confidential. The form will go into  a  database
and the DQRM Project software will do the rest. We can stop DQRM -  and  you
can help!

YB3MM/8 ---> Adhi, YB3MM reports that his recent activity  from  IOTA  group
OC-247 took place from four different islands: Sailusa  Besar  (aka  Sailus,
from 28 January until 2 UTC on  the  29th),  Satanger  (from  6  UTC  on  29
January until 2 UTC on the 30th), Kapoposang (6-17.30  UTC  on  30  January)
and Sailusa Kecil (aka Poleonro, from 22 UTC on 30 January until 00  UTC  on
the 31st).

+ SILENT KEY + Rinaldo Cavagnero, I1CAW  passed  away  on  3  February.  His
interests ranged from 80m to 10 GHz; a DXer for many decades, he  had  total
of 356 Entities confirmed in the DXCC Phone standings and  was  one  of  the
doyens of IOTA chasing in Italy.

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                        ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8HC       NI5DX       EI150ITU    EI6AL       PJ4DX       M0URX
3V8SS       LX1NO       EY8MM       K1BV        PQ70FEB     PS7AB
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      FG4NN       NI5DX       R1943S      RN4ABD
4K9W        DL6KVA      FK8DD       NI5DX       R95RGA      RK9CR
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       FR5DZ       F6CXV       S61KK       JH1ILX
4L5P        UT7QF       GB1LBC      G4USW       S61PW       JH4PHW
4L8A        K1BV        GB2LBC      MX0WRC      SI9AM       SM3TIR
5R8AL       G3SWH       GB2RNLI     M6LZX       TI5/N3KS    N3YIM
5R8SV       G3SWH       GB4LBC      G4USW       TM39PVJ     F8GGZ
7Q7VW       DK2WV       GB5SLB      M0SHK       TM60TAAF    F8DVD
7X5SDX      KB9GSY      HC1WDT      W0OR        TO6D        F6ITD
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HE200GE     HB9AOF      TT8CY       F5PRU
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      HF2015MARI  SQ3BKH      TT8FC       EA3GWK
9H3BT       PB2T        HK1MK       DL6IAK      TY2CD       ZS6ARF
9K54NLD     9K2MY       HK1MW       N2OO        UE2AT       R1BAL
9V50XX      9V1XX       HZ1FI       DL2RMC      UE2BF       RN3RQ
A61ZA       IZ8CLM      IY4FGM      I4KMW       V25RC       W7AUM
A92AA       IZ8CLM      J38GA       W2BEE       V31JB       KB0FJB
AX16AC      M0OXO       JY4NE       K3IRV       V31JQ       HR2J
AX5PAS      M0OXO       K1N         N2OO        V47JA       W5JON
BV0TW       BU2BF       KH0YF       JK7LXU      VP5DX       NU4Y
CN8QN       EA7FTR      KL7KY       S56ZZZ      XU7TZG      ON7PP
CP4MG       EA5KB       LZ550SI     LZ1KCP      XV3BV       JA9BV
CU8FN       HB9CRV      OD5KU       EB7DX       YO90IARU    YO3KAA
CX3TQ       IK2DUW      OD5RW       K8NA        YP90IARU    YO3KAA
D3AM        UA1QV       OP15HC      ON7PP       YQ90IARU    YO3KAA
DA0WCA      DL7RAG      OU25AEI/p   OZ7AEI      YR90IARU    YO3KAA
DL4DBM      PA3CLP      OX3LX       OZ1PIF      ZF2DX       K0DEQ
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OZ90IARU    OZ0J        ZF2LC       W2SM
E41MT       KB9GSY      P29VIM      YO5BIM      ZL7/JA0JHQ  JA0JHQ
E50A        E51AND      PA90IARU    PA0RSM      ZS4AZ       EA5ZD
EA8/G3XAQ   G3SWH       PF15ANT     PA0RDY      ZY2WCI      PY2AA
EG5MYC      EA5BX       PF35SRS     PA3DHR      ZZ461SP     PY2AA

HC1PF     Pierluigi Mansutti, Apartado Postal 17-17-567, Quito, Ecuador
JA0JHQ    Nobuaki Hosokawa, 1458-25 Okagami, Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi,
         Kanagawa-ken, 215-0027, Japan
JH1ILX    Keiji Tamura, 3-7-6 Izumi-dai, Ichihara-shi, Chiba-ken, 299-0114,
JH4PHW    Shiro Sakai, 2-2-24-701 Koyama-dai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo-to,
         142-0061, Japan
N2OO      Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087, USA
YB9/F5LIT Emmanuel Gidon, 2 Chemin des Longs Champs, 50480 Blosville, France
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