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12 Dec 2015

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

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

E5_sc  - Magnus, SM6WET will  be  active  as  E51WET  from  the  South  Cook
        Islands between mid-December and early January 2016. He will be  on
        Rarotonga (OC-013) on  14-16  December  and  4-9  January,  and  on
        Aitutaki (OC-083) from 17 December to 4 January.  He  will  operate
        SSB, CW, RTTY and JT65HF on 160-6 metres. QSL  via  SM6WET  (direct
        only). [TNX NG3K]
FT     - Gildas, TU5KG has left on a new fishing campaign  in  the  Southern
        Indian Ocean. Usually he is QRV as /mm when in the  Crozet  (FT5WQ)
        and Kerguelen (FT5XT) waters, but "for a period of  time  in  early
        2016 he will be on Kerguelen Island". QSL via F4DXW,  direct  only.
        [TNX DX World]
GI     - GB5OMU is the special callsign the Mid-Ulster  Amateur  Radio  Club
        ( will be using throughout the month of  December  to
        celebrate their 50th anniversary. QSL via MN0VFW.
H4     - Tom, WL7HP and his wife Maggie, H44MK are in Guadalcanal  (OC-047),
        Solomon Islands until 16 February 2016.  Tom  will  operate  mainly
        SSB as H44TM on 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres. They also have  plans  to
        go and be QRV from "three of the  outer  islands".  QSL  H44TM  via
        WL7HP. [TNX The Daily DX]
HR     - Tom, N9EAW is active  as  HR9/N9EAW  from  Roatan  Island  (NA-057)
        until 20 December. He operates SSB  on  20  metres.  QSL  via  home
        call. [TNX DX World]
KH5    - There has been a change of plans  due  to  unforeseen  events,  and
        only nine operators out of the twelve  announced  will  participate
        in the K5P DXpedition to Palmyra [425DXN 1275].  "The  air  charter
        is provided by our host, The Nature  Conservancy",  the  organizers
        explain. "Earlier this year, the air strip was decertified  and  as
        a result the aircraft type had to be changed  to  allow  access  to
        the Palmyra. The aircraft selected will only seat 9 persons,  which
        is a major change of plans for the  DXpedition.  Several  alternate
        options were examined but were  unsuccessful.  It  was  with  great
        pain that three of the operators stepped  back  from  the  Team  to
        allow the DXpedition to proceed". The Team plans o n leaving Hawaii
        for  Palmyra  on  11 January, and being active from 12  through  25
        January. Bookmark  the  K5P  web site ( for
        future  updates, propagation  predictions  and  donation page. [TNX
OH     - Once again the OF9X station (Old Father Nine Xmas) will  be  active
        on 10-28 December to "beam the message of Christmas and help  Santa
        Claus, OH9SCL start his journey".  QSL  OF9X  via  OH2BH  and  Club
        Log's OQRS, QSL OH9SCL via OH9AB. All proceeds and  donations  will
        be forwarded to the Finnish Red Cross  for  their  Disaster  Relief
        Emergency Fund. [TNX OH2BH]
ON_ant - Karel, ON5TN is active again as OP0LE from the  Princess  Elisabeth
        Station, Antarctica until late February or early March  2016.  Look
        for him between 20 and 23 UTC on 30  and  40  metres  CW.  QSL  via
        ON7TK. [TNX]
PY     - Apparently  the  ZY2QG  operation  from  Ilha  da  Queimada  Grande
        (SA-071)  [1281]  has  been  postponed.  The  new  dates  will   be
        accounced on
S5     - Special event station S508PMC is active until 4 January to  promote
        the PMC  Contest,  sponsored  by  the  Radio  Club  Slovenj  Gradec
        (S59DCD). All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via  the
        bureau  and  eQSL;  direct  card  should  be  sent  to  S50X.   The
        International  Association  of  Peace    Messenger    Cities    was
        established in  1988  to  recognize  and  encourage  the  role  and
        responsibility cities have in creating a culture of peace. The  PMC
        Contest, promoting contacts between stations located in  the  Peace
        Messenger Cities and the rest of the world, will be  held  from  12
        UTC on 2 January 2016 until 12 UTC on  the  3rd.  Complete  details
        can be found at
TZ     - Chris, F4WBN and Rene F5DUX have been  active  as  TZ9A  from  Mali
        since 7 December, and will remain there until the  19th.  They  are
        QRV on the HF bands all modes,  with  a  focus  on  RTTY.  QSL  via
        F4WBN. [TNX DX World]
V5     - Dietmar, DL3DXX  will  once  again  be  active  as  V5/DL3DXX  from
        Namibia on 17-28 December. He will operate mostly CW with  a  focus
        on the low bands. QSL via home call, preferably through Club  Log's
        OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
VK     - Chris,  VK6BP  has  been  active  as  VK6BP/p  from  Koolan  Island
        (OC-071) [425DXN 1273] for a couple of days a week  on  a  more  or
        less regular basis for the last several weeks. This is due to  stop
        soon, as the mine on Koolan is winding down in  late  January,  and
        even further in February-March with only a few  caretakers  on  the
        island. "I will still be flying in and out",  Chris  says,  "but  a
        lot less and will just drop off and pick up, so no  radio  probably
        from mid February".
VK     - After  operating  as  VK2IAY/9  from  Lord  Howe  Island  on  16-23
        December [425DXN 1243], Steve, G0UIH will visit and  be  active  as
        VK2IAY/3 from  Phillip  Island  (OC-136)  from  29  December  to  1
        January. He will be QRV on 20 and 17 metres  SSB  only.  There  may
        also be some activity as VK2IAY/5 from Moonta (South Australia)  on
        4-8 January, and as VK2IAY/6 from Monkey  Mia  (Western  Australia)
        on 10-17 January, with - if time allows-  a  side  trip  to  nearby
        Dirk Hartog Island (OC-206). QSL via G0UIH, direct or bureau.

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

ARRL 10-METER CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for operators  worldwide
to work as many stations as possible on  the  10m  band,  CW  and  SSB.  The
contest will run from 00.00 UTC on 12 December until 23.59 on the 13th.  See for complete details.

E44Y ---> Back in November 2014  [425DXN  1230]  it  was  announced  that  a
multi-national team would be active as E44Y from Palestine  in  March  2016.
The operation has been cancelled and donations are being refunded  by  Fred,
ON4LG. See for the details.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Fall 2015 Special Edition  of  the  International
DX Association's (INDEXA)  Newsletter  is  now  available  for  download  at This issue includes  a  report  of  LZ1GC's
recent DXpedition to Nauru (C21GC) and an article by K9LA  on  "Disappearing
Sunspots". [TNX W3OA]

SHRAK JOINS IARU ---> On 10 December the secretariat  of  the  International
Amateur Radio Union  (IARU)  released  a  note  to  their  member  societies
announcing that The Kosovo  Amateur  Radio  Association  (SHRAK,  Shoqata  e
Radio Amatoreve te Kosoves) has  been  voted  into  IARU  membership.  SHRAK
represents the Amateur Radio community of the Republic  of  Kosovo.  With  a
long history dating back to the days of the  former  Yugoslavia,  SHRAK  was
reconstituted on 12 September  2012,  when  an  Amateur  Radio  service  was
launched by the Kosovo government. The SHRAK President is Ms.  Vjollca  Caka
(Z61VB). [TNX N7NG]

YF1AR/8 ---> Budi, YF1AR is returning home after the  "Moluccas  IOTA  Tour"
that started in mid-October [425DXN 1280], He was  active  as  YF1AR/8  from
ten different islands in four IOTA groups as  follows  (YF1AR/8_OCxxx_XX  is
the callsign to search for on Club Log):
15-20 Oct      Kisar         OC-272   YF1AR/8_OC272_KS
21-28 Oct      Wetar         OC-272   YF1AR/8_OC272_WT
30 Oct-6 Nov   Lirang        OC-272   YF1AR/8_OC272_LR
8-12 Nov       Leti          OC-246   YF1AR/8_OC246_LT
14-18 Nov      Sermata       OC-246   YF1AR/8_OC246_SM
19-24 Nov      Luang         OC-246   YF1AR/8_OC246_LA
25-28 Nov      Babar         OC-271   YF1AR/8_OC271_BB
1-3 Dec        Marsela       OC-271   YF1AR/8_OC271_MS
8-10 Dec       Banda Besar   OC-157   YF1AR/8_OC157_BB
10 Dec         Banda Api     OC-157   YF1AR/8_OC157_BA
A second Moluccas IOTA Tour is expected in the months to come. QSL via  Club
Log's OQRS (preferred); paper cards via N2OO.

ZL9A ---> The ZL9A team is expected to be QRV  from  the  Antipodes  Islands
(OC-286, new one for IOTA) on 7-11 January 2016  [425DXN  1283].  Inquiries,
suggestions and comments during the island operations should be sent to  the
Pilot Station (Johan, PA3EXX); requests posted on the DX clusters  will  not
be taken into consideration. The team will try to upload their log daily  to
Club Log during the expedition. QSL via VE3LYC, preferably through the  OQRS
provided  by  Club  Log  for  both  direct  and   bureau    cards.  Bookmark for updates.

+ SILENT KEY + Robert G. Ferrero, W6RJ (ex K6AHV), the founder  of  the  Ham
Radio Outlet chain of stores, passed away on 4 December at 78 years of  age.
He participated in several DXpeditions, notably  KP6KR  in  June  1974  (the
first DXpedition to Kingman Reef), HK0AA in June 1976 (from both Bajo  Nuevo
and Serrana Bank), and FO0FI and FO0FR in April 1998  (from  the  brand  new
DXCC Entities of the Austral and Marquesas Islands). Bob was  inducted  into
the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1997 and into the CQ Amateur Radio  Hall  of  Fame
in 2005.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2HC       DL9HCU      EI7M        EI6HB       PD6YOTA     OM2FY
3D2RJ       N7RO        ER18KDR     ER3GS       PJ2T        W3HNK
3G3O        CE3OP       ER4A        ER1FF       PJ4A        K4BAI
3V8SS       LX1NO       ES9C        ES5RY       PJ4DX       M0URX
3V8YOTA     OM2FY       ES9YOTA     OM2FY       PJ4Q        W4PA
3Z15XMS     SP6IEQ      ET3AA       N2OO        PJ7/G4JEC   N0UK
4K6FO       DC9RI       EV90IARU    EW1I        PJ7TM       K2GSJ
4L2M        EA7FTR      FM1HN       W3HNK       PR2F        PY2NDX
4L3T        ON4RU       FM5FJ       KU9C        PW2D        M0OXO
4L8A        K1BV        FR4PV       F5OZK       PX2V        PY2KJ
4S90IARU    4S7RS       FW5JJ       F5RXL       PX5Z        PP5BI
4U0WFP      S57DX       G15YOTA     OM2FY       PY90IARU    OZ1HHH
4U20B       9A2AA       G2F         G8HDK       R18KDR/0    RQ7L
4U70VIC     4U1VIC      G4R         G4POF       R18KDR/1    RQ7L
4X2M        4X4DZ       GI15YOTA    OM2FY       R18KDR/3    RQ7L
4X7R        4X6OM       GM15YOTA    OM2FY       R18KDR/4    RQ7L
5B4AAB      G8CLY       GM3X        GM3POI      R18KDR/6    RQ7L
5B4AMM      UT5UDX      GS8VL       GM4FDM      R18KDR/7    RQ7L
5H3EE       DL4ME       GW15YOTA    OM2FY       R18KDR/8    RQ7L
5J1E        OH2MM       GW5R        GW3YDX      R18KDR/9    RQ7L
5P8VW       DJ8VW       H44TM       WL7HP       R1941MB     R2DX
5R8SV       G3SWH       HA8YOTA     OM2FY       R1941OM     RV3AGB
6V7A        F6BEE       HB9ATMA     HB9FAX      R2015ES     RV3AMV
7X2JV       SM4VPZ      HB9YOTA     OM2FY       R25MDC      RQ7L
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HC2AO       RC5A        RC85MP      UA3AGY
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      HD90IARU    HC2AQ       RI1ANR      RK1PWA
8Q7JC       VE2FDJ      HF40MKK     SP5KVW      S01WS       EA2JG
8T2BH       I1HYW       HG0IDPD     HA5MA       S508PMC     S50X
9A0YOTA     OM2FY       HG0YOTA     OM2FY       S9TM        NR6M
9A15YOTA    OM2FY       HG30CW      HA3NU       SH9YOTA     OM2FY
9H6A        9H1XT       HG7T        HA7TM       SJ2W        SM2LIY
9H90IARU    9H1SP       HG90IARU    HA5MA       SN0WFF      SP5X
9J2HN       JR2KDN      HH2/KL7JR   K7ICE       SN3A        SP3GEM
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       HH2AA       NR6M        SN6O        SP6PAZ
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      HH90IARU    W3HNK       SN7Q        SP7GIQ
9M2YAA      JA7LMU      HI3K        KB2MS       SN8B        SP8CUR
9M4CHM      9W2XKM      HI3TT       W2CCW       SO4R        SP4PND
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      HI3Y        RW6HS       SP3YOTA     OM2FY
9M6NA       JE1JKL      HK1MW       N2OO        SP500YFF    SP9WAN
9M6XRO      M0URX       HK1R        K6IPM       SU90IARU    OM3CGN
9M8K        JR3WXA      HP3/VY2SS   AC2OV       SW3JH       DJ5JH
A43SI       A47RS       HS0ZAR      K3ZO        SW9AA       LZ1PM
A61EK       IZ8CLM      HS90IARU    E21EIC      T2XX        N7RO
A65DR       N4GNR       HT7C        TI4SU       T88AB       JR1UBR
A71EM       EA7FTR      HZ1TT       A61BK       T88IK       JF1LUT
A91IM       A92AA       IB9T        IT9TQH      TF2CW       LX1NO
A93JA       KE5JA       IH9R        IZ1GAR      TF3W        TF3MHN
AH2R        JH7QXJ      II0IEM      IQ0RM       TI5W        N3YIM
AL1G        AC7DX       II2YOTA     OM2FY       TI90IARU    TI3VLM
AU2JCB      VU2DSI      II3VVF      9A8ARS      TK0C        S56ZZZ
AU2MTT      VU2NRO      II5YOTA     OM2FY       TM21COP     F8DVD
B1Z         EA7FTR      II90IARU    IW3RUA      TM350XWB    F1EOY
B4T         BA4TB       II9P        IT9CHU      TM4Q        F4SGU
B7P         BA4EG       II9W        IT9ESW      TM4TLT      F4KIP
B7Q         BA1DU       IR2CSN      IQ2CU       TM6M        F4DXW
B90IARU     BA4EG       IR4M        I4IFL       TM900HAG    F8CRS
BV90IARU    BV2FP       IR4X        I4EAT       TO4GU       DL7VOG
BY5CD       BD4HF       J42CPMV     SV2HXV      TO8M        LA8OM
C44C        M0URX       J6/W2LNX    KC3EYZ      TR8CA       F6CBC
C4W         5B4WN       J68FF       W3FF        TX8D        NI5DX
C4Z         G3SWH       J68HF       W6HFP       TX90IARU    NI5DX
C5YK        ON6EG       J68RL       AA4W        TY2CD       N4GNR
C6AJB       KG4LJB      J79WTA      HB9MFM      TZ9A        F4WBN
C6AKQ       N4BP        JT90IARU    JT1KAA      UN3M        EA7FTR
C6ARU       N4UM        JY9FC       E73Y        UN9GD       DL8KAC
C6ATS       M0OXO       KG4EM       KB7GJ       UP0L        DL8KAC
C6AUM       K4RUM       KH6LC       WA6WPG      UP10ARL     UN0GL
CE0Y/R4WAA  R4WAA       KL7KY       S56ZZZ      UP2L        UA9AB
CE0Y/RZ3FW  RZ3FW       KP2M        AI4U        UP9L        RW6HS
CE3CT       EA5KB       KP3Z        N4AO        V25VYC      W5VY
CJ3A        VE3AT       L33M        LU3MAM      V44KAI      W5TFW
CN2AA       UA2FM       L77D        LU6DC       V47T        W2RQ
CN2R        W7EJ        LO5D        LU8EOT      V63DX       JA7HMZ
CN2TR       EA7FTR      LP1H        EA5KB       V6A         JA7HMZ
CN8KD       EA5XX       LT1F        AC7DX       V73NS       W3HNK
CN90IARU    EB7DX       LT7H        EA5GL       V890IARU    V85TL
CO2AME      RW6HS       LU8YE       IK2DUW      VC1E        VE1ZA]
CO2JD       AD4Z        LX4YOTA     OM2FY       VC7O        VE7JH
CO7EH       AD4C        LX7I        LX2A        VE2IM       VE3DZ
CO8DM       KU9C        LY5YOTA     OM2FY       VK4EI/p     NR6M
CO8LY       EA7ADH      LZ2015YOTA  OM2FY       VP5CW       W5CW
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       LZ362MT     LZ1KCP      VP9/N3AD    W3HNK
CQ8CQ       CU3AA       LZ5R        LZ1YQ       VY1JA       N3SL
CR2X        OH2BH       M6T         G4PIQ       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CR3L        DJ6QT       MW5R        MW0EDX      W1Q         WJ1B
CR3OO       W3HNK       NP3A        WD8CW       XE2B        EA5OL
CR5A        CT1FFU      NP4A        W3HNK       XR1ANF      CA1VKO
CR5U        CR7AJL      NP4Z        N4AO        XR2K        W4/CX1EK
CR6K        CT1ILT      OA4SS       KB6J        XR90IARU    CE3AA
CS2C        OK1RF       OA85O       OA4O        XV9NPS      JA2NPS [b]
CX5UA       EA5KB       OD5/IZ1CCK  IZ1BWB      XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
CY0/VA1AXC  JE1LET      OD5PY       KU9C        YE1R        HA3JB
D4C         HB9DUR [d]  OD5ZZ       NI5DX       YL90IARU    YL2GN
D4C         IK2NCJ [b]  OE0YOTA     OM2FY       YP90IARU    YO3KAA
DQ0YOTA     OM2FY       OE15YOTA    OM2FY       YQ90IARU    YO3KAA
DU1/JA3FJE  JN3VQM      OE3K        OE1DIA      YT15YOTA    OM2FY
DU1IST      JA1HGY      OF9X        OH2BH       YT90IARU    YU1SRS
DU1KA       NR6M        OH0X        OH2TA       YW90IARU    YV5AJ
E2X         E20GMY      OH0Z        W0MM        Z390IARU    Z37RSM
E51XGI      JA1XGI      OH1F        OH1AF       Z60A        OH2BH
E7DX        E77E        OH2YOTA     OM2FY       Z60WW       OH2BH
EA8/IK1PMR  HB9FKK      OH5Z        OH5LIZ      ZA1WW       OH2BH
EA8/PA3LEO  HB9FKK      OH8X        OH2UA       ZA90IARU    ZA1G
EA8CUU      OH6CS       OH9SCL      OH9AB       ZB2X        OH2KI
EA8RM       EB7DX       OK5W        OK1MJA      ZD8G        W6XD
EA9EU       EA5KB       OL3Z        OK1HMP      ZD8W        W6NV
EA9KB       EA7FTR      OL4A        OK1DSX      ZF2BR       AF2BR
ED1R        EC1KR       OM15YOTA    OM2FY       ZF2EA       N2GG
ED2C        EA2RCF      OM7M        OM3PA       ZF2ET       K5GO
ED8X        RN3RQ       OM9YOTA     OM2FY       ZM1A        ZL3CW
ED9U        EA5HPX      OU0POLIO    OZ1ACB      ZM2B        ZL2BR
EE9AA       EA7FKH      OX3LX       OZ1PIF      ZM4M        ZL4PW
EF2A        EA2OT       P29LL       EA7FTR      ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
EF6T        EA3AIR      P33P        5B4ZN       ZS9YOTA     OM2FY
EF8O        EA8OM       P33W        UA3DX       ZV25Q       PY1LU
EF8R        EB7DX       P3F         M0URX       ZW400BEL    PY8WW
EG5ERC      EA5HJY      P40L        WA3FRP      ZW5B        K3IRV
EG9YOTA     OM2FY       P40S        K9QVB       ZY70FEB     PS7AB
EI0YOTA     OM2FY       PA6YOTA     OM2FY       ZZ5T        PY3OZ
EI1Y        EI5JQ       PD15XMAS    PD7DX       ZZ90IARU    PY2DV

6V1A     ARAS, BP 971, Dakar, Senegal
9M2A     MARTS Penang Contest Team, Peti surat 40, Pos Malaysia Gelugor,
        11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
9M2M     Hairil Anuar Abdul Hamid, 49F Jalan 2 Hujung, Taman Sri Mawar,
        02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
F4WBN    Christian Saint-Arroman, 123 Chemin Comexa, 64990 Urcuit, France
GD6IA    Manx Amateur Radio Network, P.O. Box 1, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5
        1XG, United Kingdom
JE1LET   Masahiko Otokozawa, 985-7 Kuno, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
        250-0055, Japan
JU1DX    JTDXA Contest Team, C.P.O Box 2373, Ulaanbaatar-13 15160, Mongolia
N4GNR    Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Dr, Toccoa GA 30577-9388, USA
PA0RRS   Rich Smeets, Valeriaan 14, 5052 CT Goirle, The Netherlands
PP5BI    Carlos Alberto Biasone, Caixa Postal 14, Porto Belo - SC,
        88210-970, Brazil
UA2F     Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker, 35041 Marburg, Germany
VR2XAN   Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
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