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425 DX News #1244
07 March 2015

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

7P     - Lars, DM5LS will be active as 7P8LS from Lesotho on 7-12 March.  He
        will be QRV on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via DM5LS,  direct or
        bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
A3     - Nobuaki, JA0JHQ  (  will  be  active  as
        A35JR from Tongatapu (OC-049), Tonga on 12-16  March.  He  will  be
        QRV 30-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via JA0JHQ, bureau (preferred)  or
C3     - Amateur radio operators in Andorra are using the C35  prefix  (e.g.
        C35KC for C31KC, C35RP for C31RP) until 31  May  to  celebrate  the
        35th  anniversary  of  the  local  IARU  Society,  the   Unio    de
        Radioaficionats Andorrans. Information on the  relevant  award  can
        be found at
E3     - The "Eritrea Project 2015" team [425DXN 1243] arrived in Asmara on
        6 March at 3 local time. They will be QRV as E30FB until the 17th,
        with an initial focus on 15, 20, 30 and  40 metres CW,  as well as
        on 12 and 17 metres SSB.  Other bands will follow.  QSL via M0URX.
        [TNX DX World]
E5_nc  - Joe, LA5UF is active as E51UFF from Manihiki (OC-014),  North  Cook
        Islands until 17 March. He runs low power into  wire  antennas;  CW
        and PSK31 are his preferred modes. QSL via LA5UF (direct only).
E5_sc  - Nick, ZL1IU will be active holiday style as E51IOU  from  Rarotonga
        (OC-013), South Cook Islands on  9-21  March.  QSL  via  home  call
FY     - Chris, F4GHW will be active as TO5BR  on 10-23 March  to  celebrate
        the Carnival of French Guiana. QSL via F4GHW. [TNX DX World]
HS     - A team of  eight  will  be  active  as  E20HHK/p  from  Maeo Island
        (AS-145) on 13-15 March. They will operate CW (E20HHK,  HS3NBR  and
        HS4RAY) and SSB (E22WWZ, HS0FVS,  HS7BHK,  HS8GLR  and  HS9ZKE)  on
        most bands around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via E20HHK.
I      - The Barivm DX Team is using special callsign IY7M until 31  August.
        The first short-distance public service of wireless telegraphy  was
        established  by  the  Marconi  Company  across  the  Adriatic  Sea,
        between Bari in Italy and Antivari (Bar)  in  Montenegro.  QSL  via
        IZ7XNB. [TNX IZ7XNB]
IS0    - Special stations II0ICH from La Maddalena (EU-041, QSL via  IM0QMA,
        OQRS on Club  Log)  and  II0IDP  from  Cagliari  (EU-024,  QSL  via
        IS0IGV) - both representing former  coast  radio  stations  of  the
        Italian Navy - will be active on 7-22 March  for  the  9th  Italian
        Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award  (  [TNX
JD1_oga- Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be active  again  as  JD1BOW  from  Chichijima
        (AS-031), Ogasawara on 28-31 March. Main activity will  take  place
        during the CQ WW  WPX  SSB  Contest;  after  the  contest  he  will
        operate mainly CW. QSL via JA0JHQ, direct or bureau.
PY     - Special  event  station  PQ450RIO  is  active  until  31  March  to
        celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro.  All
        of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau;  direct
        cards should be sent to PY1AA  (Liga  de  Amadores  Brasileiros  de
        Radio Emissao, Caixa Postal 58, Rio de  Janeiro  -  RJ,  20010-974,
        Brazil).  Information  on  the  relevant  award  can  be  found  at
SM     - The Swedish Amateur Radio Society's Sixth  District  is  active  as
        7S90IARU until 31 August to celebrate the 90th anniversary  of  the
        International Amateur Radio Union. QSL via  bureau,  or  direct  to
        SM6JSM. [TNX]
V6     - Kiichi, JF1LUT will be  active  as  V63KI  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
        Micronesia on 20-25 March.  He  will  operate  SSB  only  on  20-10
        metres. Logsearch on  Club  Log  and  QSL  direct  to  the  address
        published at
VP8    - Arliss W7XU  (VP8DXU),  Holly  N0QJM  (VP8QJM)  and  Marshall  K5QE
        (VP8DQE) will be active as from the Falkland  Islands  (SA-002)  on
        16-26 March.  Look for VP8DQE on 2m EME, and  for some activity  on
        the HF bands by VP8QJM (20 and 30 metres RTTY) and VP8DXU (CW). QSL
        VP8DXU  and VP8QJM via W7XU, QSL VP8DQE via K5QE.
VP9    - Mike, G3VYI will be active as G3VYI/VP9 from  Bermuda  (NA-005)  on
        11-19 March. He  will  operate  CW  only  during  his  morning  and
        evening hours, with a focus on the low bands, and will  participate
        in the 24-hour RSGB  Commonwealth  (BERU)  Contest.  QSL  via  home
        call. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Look for KG4JSZ to be active from North Hutchinson Island  (NA-141)
        for a few hours (13-18 UTC) on 13 March. QSL via  home  call.  [TNX]
W      - Lou, W0FK will be active as W0FK/4 from Longboat  Key  (NA-034)  on
        15-30 March. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau  (email  requests
        for bureau cards are welcome, see [TNX]
YU     - Serbian members of the  Serbian  CW  Club  are  authorized  to  use
        special prefixes YT45 and YU45 (e.g. YT45CW for  YT0CW  and  YU45CW
        for YU0CW) until the end of the year to celebrate the  Club's  45th
        anniversary.    The    stations    involved    are    listed     at
ZF     - Bob, K3UL will be active as ZF2UL from the Cayman Islands  (NA-016)
        on 14-20 March. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]

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

9K2F ---> The 11-16 March  9K2F  activity  from  Faylakah  (AS-118)  [425DXN
1243]  has  been  cancelled  due  to  unforeseen  circumstances  beyond  the
operators' control.

AFRICA DX CONTEST  --->  The  inaugural  Africa  All-Mode  International  DX
Contest, hosted by the South African Radio League, will be held  from  12.00
UTC on 14 March to 12.00 UTC on the 15th.  The  objective  is  to  stimulate
contesting from Africa. All participating stations worldwide  may  work  any
country, but QSOs with African stations are awarded higher points.  Complete
information can be found at

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC entities  as  possible  on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and  10  metre  bands,  while  foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in  as  many  of
the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete  rules  can  be
found at This year's event will run from  from  00.00
UTC on 7 March through 23.59 UTC on the 8th. Do not forget to  give  a  look
at  the  Announced  Operations  listing  maintained    by    Bill,  NG3K  at - good contest to you all!

K1N ---> Thanks to OE1WHC, the third and final  sum-up  exclusive  interview
with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ is available  on  the  Documentary  Archives  Radio
Communications' website: [TNX OE1WHC]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 12,609  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-14),  the  61  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the  Pacific  Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970),  pre-1945  countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a  gallery  for  cards  not  accepted  by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: [TNX F6AJA]

V63CO ---> Taka, JA8COE reports that he had to cancel his  planned  activity
from Ulithi Atoll (OC-078) [425DXN 1243] "because my rig has broken".

YASME ---> The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation ( is
pleased  to  announce  that it  has  elected  Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, and  Hans
Timmerman, PB2T, to the Board, effective with the forthcoming Annual Meeting
at Visalia, California.  This action brings the  number of Directors to nine

+ SILENT KEY + Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU passed away on 28 February  after
a short illness. He was the Chairman of IARU Region 1  for  27  years  until
his retirement in 2002, and a member of  the  IARU  Administrative  Council.
Lou was also fond of CW contesting and DX chasing; he was DXCC #1 Mixed  and
Phone, and only needed North Korea on CW.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       EA6URA      EA3AIR      SN100KO     SP9MZX
3G0ZC       F1ULQ       EF8R        EB7DX       SN205FC     SP5PPK
3V8SS       LX1NO       EF8U        EA8URL      SU3MB       IK2DUW
3Z0R        SP9SX       EG7DAM      EA7URM      T6T         RW6HS
3Z20PMU     SP5PMU      EG7DCA      EA7URS      T88HZ       TA1HZ
4L2M        EA7FTR      EH7PDL      EA7URA      T88XG       JA0EKI
4L5O        N3SL        EI8GQB      PA3249      T88XH       JA0EKI
4L5P        UT7QF       ES5Q        ES5RY       TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
4V1JR       W3HNK       FM1HN       W3HNK       TM40RADS    F6DKI
4X7A        4Z4OQ       FP/KV1J     KV1J        TO66R       F6HMQ
5B4PRC      5B4AHO      FR4PV       F5OZK       TO6D        F6ITD
5H1JRI      IK7JWX      FY5KE       FY1FL       TT8CY       F5PRU
5H3EE       DL4ME       H32AT       HP2AT       TT8FC       EA3GWK
5T0ITU      ON8RA       H91T        HP2BWJ      TY2CD       ZS6ARF
5X8EW       SM5DJZ      HB125FMS    HB9OCR      UA2FL       RN3RQ
5Z4LS       G3RWF       HB9SOLAR    HB9ACA      V21ZG       DL7AFS
6Y5/VE8DX   LY5W        HC1MD       K8LJG       V31JQ       HR2J
6Y5CN       N1QAE       HC1WDT      W0OR        V31MA       M0OXO
7Q7GIA      LA7GIA      HE200GE     HB9AOF      V63CO       JA8COE
7S4SKI      SK4AO       HH2JR       W3HNK       V63JYR      JR1JYR
8P0P        W0SA  [b]   HI3K        KB2MS       VK7FG       M0OXO
8P0P        W3HNK [d]   HL2/F4AAR   6K2EJJ      VK8NSB      M0URX
8P9MC       G4BLH       HL2ZBD      JK3IJQ      VK9LC       OH2YY
9A4PN       N4PN        HP3/NL8F    K8NA        VP2MLL      N4OX
9A5PC       NF4A        HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       VP5S        K0MD
9M2TO       JA0DMV      HV0A        IK0FVC      VP8DOZ      ZL4PW
9V50RM      9V1RM       HZ1FI       DL2RMC      WH7M        K1YR
A65DR       N4GNR       IY7M        IZ7NXB      WP2AA       WD9DZV
AH2Y        HL1IWD      J42CPMV     SV2HXV      XV2RZ       OH4MDY
AP2NK       W3HNK       J64SLI      WB5Q        YL390GQG    YL2GQG
BV0TW       BU2BF       J79TJH      SM5TJH      YN2AA       NN3W
C35JO       C31JO       JW9JKA      LA9JKA      YT45CW      YU1MM
C35KC       C31KC       KG4HF       W6HGF       YT45FD      YT5FD
C35MF       C31MF       KG4WV       W4WV        YU45AF      YU7AF
C35MO       C31MO       LZ386SKI    LZ1KCP      YU45CW      YU1MM
C35RP       C31RP       LZ90IARU    LZ1BJ       YU45DX      YU1DX
C35US       C31US       NP4Z        N4AO        YU45M       YU2M
C4Z         G3SWH       OA4SS       KB6J        YU45Q       YU1Q
C6AMM       K1CN        OC4FA       OA4O        YW4D        EA7JX
C6ANA       N5NHJ       OC4FB       OA4O        Z81B        IZ0EGA
C91WDL      N4GNR       OC4FZ       OA4O        ZD8D        DL9HO
CE3CT       EA5KB       OH0X        OH2TA       ZF1A        K6AM
CO2AME      RW6HS       OU25AEI/p   OZ7AEI      ZF2AM       K6AM
CO2QM       RW6HS       OX3LX       OZ1PIF      ZF2BH       OH2BH
CP6XE       IK6GPZ      P3F         M0URX       ZF2MJ       KR1O
CR3A        EA5GL       PA15C       PH7Y        ZF2NT       G3SWH
CR3L        DJ6QT       PD38EU      PD5MVH      ZM2IO       DK7AO
CS2C        OK1RF       PD70BZH     PD2ATG      ZM4M        ZL4PW
CW5B        CX2ABC      PJ4X        W1MD        ZR9C        EA7FTR
D44TBR      SM7RYR      PJ7C        EB7DX       ZV1M        PY1MT
E41WT       KB9GSY      PR70FEB     PS7AB       ZW5B        K3IRV
E51UFF      LA5UF       RI1ANA      RK1PWA      ZW6AJU      PP6AJM
E74EBL      E77E        RI1ANR      RK1PWA      ZW8T        PS8HF

F1ULQ   Jean-Luc Missler, 7 rue de la Liberte, 57720 Obergailbach, France
HP2BWJ  Jose luis Jaen, Apartado Postal 0301-01621, Colon, Provincia de
        Colon, Panama
JA0EKI  Kiyoshi Nakadaira, 909-7 Kiribayashi, Iida-shi, Nagano-ken,
        399-2565, Japan
JA8COE  Masaaki Takahashi, Toko 16-8-4-8, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido,
        078-8356, Japan
JR1JYR  Ken Takemoto, 635-1 Noda, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken, 278-0037, Japan
LA5UF   Jorgen Harald Hoel, Agnesveien 12, 3292 Stavern, Norway
M0OXO   Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United
OC4PE   Asociacion de Radioaficionados del Peru, Calle San Martin Mz. C8
        Lote 16, Los Cedros de Villa - Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
OH4MDY  Reijo Laitinen, Mantytie 13, FI-76940 Nenonpelto, Finland
OZ1PIF  Peter Frenning, Ternevej 23, 4130 Viby Sjaelland, Denmark
PY1MT   Marcelo T. Santos, Rua Lucio Tavares 380 apt 101, Nilopolis - RJ,
        26530-060, Brazil
VA3IED  Scott Osborne Sheppard, 1121 de la Foret Drive, Rockland ON K4K 1K9
ZL4PW   Paul Ormandy, 13 Swift Street, South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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