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425 DX News #1294
20 Feb 2016

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

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

5X     - Alan, G3XAQ will be active again  as  5X1XA  from  Uganda  on  4-16
         March. He will operate CW only on the HF bands, with main  activity
         during the RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest. QSL  via  G3SWH.  [TNX
         DX World]
C6     - John, C6ATS expects  to  be  active  from  Anguilla  Cays  (NA-219)
         [425DXN 1293] on 21 and 22 February. Plans are to be QRV on 15  and
         maybe 17 metres, and to concentrate on working Europe  in  the  UTC
         afternoon of the 22nd. "I'll stay QRV for as long as possible",  he
         says. "I'm hoping not to have to leave  before  Monday  night,  but
         that will depend on the forecast I get on Monday  morning.  I  will
         also take a break every few hours for battery recharging". QSL  via
         M0OXO. Bookmark for updates.
DL     - A large group of operators will be active as DA0HEL from  Helgoland
         Island (EU-127) on 5-13 March. They will  operate  SSB,  CW,  RTTY,
         PSK and JT65 on the HF bands. If weather permits,  they  will  also
         be active as DL0IH from nearby Helgoland Duene. QSL via DF6QC;  all
         QSOs  will  be  confirmed  automatically  via  the  bureau.    [TNX]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI  will  be  active  again  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,
         Ireland  between  27  February  and  30  March  using  an    hybrid
         wind-solar power system from his caravan. He  will  participate  in
         the ARRL DX SSB, Russian DX and CQ WW WPX  SSB  contests  as  EI1A.
         QSL for both callsigns via PA3249,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Follow   his    activity    and    antenna    experimentation    on
FG     - Michel, F6GWV and Gildas, F6HMQ will  be  active  as  FG/F6GWV  and
         FG/F6HMQ from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 26  February  to  14  March.
         QSL via home calls. They will also use special callsign TO66R  (QSL
         via F6HMQ). [TNX The Daily DX]
KP2    - John, KK9A will be active  as  WP2AA  from  St.  Croix,  US  Virgin
         Islands (NA-106) from 28 February to 7 March,  including  an  entry
         in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via WD9DZV. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PY     - The PR2DX group will be  active  from  Ilha  Comprida  (SA-024)  on
         20-21 February. A team of five will operate SSB and  digital  modes
         on 80-10 metres. This will be an "educational trip"  for  operators
         who are not familiar with pileup management, so please be  patient.
         QSL via EA5GL; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
UA     - Special callsign R85PAR will be in use on 1-21 March  to  recognise
         85 years of Russian polar aircraft. QSL via RZ5D. The operation  is
         organized by Russia based "Fifth Ocean", a very  active  club  that
         gathers amateur radio  operators  who  are  involved  in  aviation.
         Detailed information (in Russian) is available  at
         [TNX RV3YR]
V4     - Thaire, W2APF will be active holiday  style  as  V47JR  from  Nevis
         (NA-104) from 22 February to 1 March. He will operate  CW  and  SSB
         on 80-10 metres. QSL direct to W2APF.
V7     - James, AH6OY will be active from Majuro (OC-029), Marshall  Islands
         on 1-7 March, including participation in the ARRL DX  SSB  Contest.
         Callsign to be issued upon arrival ("will  try  to  get  V73I",  he
         says). QSL via AH6OY, direct or bureau. [TNX]
Z8     - Olli, OH0XX has been in Juba, South Sudan  since  16  February  and
         will remain there until the 22nd. He is QRV as Z81X, with  activity
         on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and  10  metres  CW  only  and  plans  to
         participate  in  the ARRL DX CW  Contest.  QSL via OH0XX and  LoTW;
         logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]

AFRICA TRIP ---> Arunas, LY2IJ and Arkadij, UA4CC will be  active  as  C91IJ
and  C92CC from  Monzambique  starting  on 28 February for one week, and  as
3DA0IJ  and  3DA0CC  from  Swaziland  for  the  following  week.  They  will
concentrate their  activites  on  the low bands during their nights. QSL via
home calls and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX UA4CC]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  January  2016  issue  is  now  available  for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

A91HI ---> Plans are running smoothly and everything is now on schedule  for
the late April A91HI operation from Hawar Island (AS-202, new one for  IOTA)
[425DXN 1288], the team  reported  on  18  February.  Fawaz,  A92AA  and  an
experienced team (7Z1OO, 9K2RR,  A41OO,  A61DJ,  A93LT,  EI5GM,  EI9FBB  and
MM0NDX) will be QRV with four high power stations on 40-10  metres  CW,  SSB
and digital  modes.  They  will  use  a  combination  of  SP7IDX  Technology
Hexbeams and VDAs at the water's edge; the QTH has been carefully chosen  on
the north side of  the  island  overlooking  salt  water  "with  magnificent
take-off views to all corners of the globe".
Administration costs are very high for this expedition: "no fewer  than  six
different departments are required to give us clearance to  operate  amateur
radio on Hawar Island. This is why it has taken almost  two  years  for  the
first AS-202 activity to happen". Please consider making  a  small  donation
to help offset growing costs - see  for  information.
"We are offering a free QSL to those who  donate  at  least  $5  before  our
departure. Just send your QSO details to our QSL manager (A92AA)  after  the
DXpedition". [TNX MM0NDX]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the 13th Antarctic Activity Week will be held on  22-28  February.  The
aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide interest in  the  Antarctic
continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are  expected
to be aired during this year's AAW from the following countries:
Australia        VK2ANT
Austria          OE88WAP, OE89ANT, OE90AAW
Canada           VA3WAP, VA7AAW
France           TM13AAW, TM13WAP
India            AT3ANT
                 IR1ANT, IR1SP, IR2A, IR5ANT, IR7IPY
Reunion Island   TO1TAAF
Spain            AO3ANT, AO4HAG, AO5WAP, EG1PAA, EG5WAP, EH5WAP
Switzerland      HB9ICE
The Netherlands  PA6ANT, PG16ANT
Ukraine          EM20UASAV
USA              K4A, K4K
Complete information on the AAW can be found at

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (CW) ---> 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 DX stations  (also  including
KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs  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  20
February through 23.59 UTC on the 21st. Do not forget to give a look at  the
Announced    Operations    listing    maintained    by     Bill,    NG3K  at - good contest to you all! 

winner of the 2015 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. He has  made  "six
visits to the Bolivian Amazon in support of  Solidaridad  Medica  Espana,  a
non-governmental organization that works to  bring  sanitation  and  medical
assistance to places in need around the world. He's also  been  instrumental
in the building, testing, and maintenance of solar-powered HF Amateur  Radio
stations  in  remote  locations  in  Bolivia    on    behalf    of  the  NGO
Radioaficionados  Sin  Fronteras  (RSF)   since    2007,    to    facilitate
communication into the remote locations he visits". [TNX ARRL]

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
17 February, is available at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  338
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

LU1ZI ---> Bureau cards for the current operation from  the  South  Shetland
Islands [425DXN 1292] can be requested through the OQRS on  the  Radio  Club
Argentino's website:

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8HD       OE4AAC      ET7L        US0LW       PQ2WW       PY8WW
3D2PW       DF6PW       FG4KH       F1DUZ       PQ2ZXT      PR8ZX
3G1B        HA1AG       FG4NO       F4AVX       PS5M        PT2OP
3G1D        XQ1FM       FP5CJ       K9OT        PX2X        PY2EL
3V8SS       LX1NO       HA22IAS     HA7HN       R1989A      UA4AJD
3XY1T       I2YSB       HB2K        HB9OCR      R1CC        DJ1ND
3Z51MOC     SP7MOC      HF31ROT     SP9KJU      R44YETI/#   RL5G
3Z51OXU     SQ7OXU      HF35PBW     SP1DPA      SN0WFF      SP5C
3Z51PTM     SP7PTM      HF51SDA     SP7POS      SN51EQB     SQ7EQB
3Z5N        SP5GRM      HG44FY      HA8FY       SN60KDU     SP9KDU
4J3J        RW6HS       HH2/VA3MPG  VE3NLS      SN800L      SP4RKZ
4J90UD      DL6KVA      HK1T        EA5KB       SN90LKK     SP1PMY
4JRA29      4J5A        HV0A        IK0FVC      SO35RTTY    SP1O
4KRA29      4K4K        II2V        IK2AQZ      T48K        DK1WI
4M1F        YV1JGT      IR1SP       IK1NEG      T6SM        DL3ASM
4W/DJ2EH    DJ2EH       J42P        SV2BXA      T88EU       DF9LJ
5H3EE       DL4ME       J68JO       N1KDO       TI5/KL9A    AC7DX
5J0JC       VE2FDJ      JD1BOW      JA0JHQ      TI5/WX3B    N3YIM
5V7TH       ON6DX       JY9FC       E73Y        TM13AAW     F8DVD
5W0RR       ZL1BQD      KG4AK       KD9EFK      TM6M        F4DXW
5W1SA       JA1DXA      KL7RST      K7ICE       TP30CE      F5LGF
5Z4FV       N3ZS        KL7SB       NI5DX       TZ4AM       W4VAB
6D0F        XE1LM       KP2M        AI4U        UE73K       RT3W
6Y4K        VE3NE       LG5LG       LA5TIA      V29RW       K0NR
7P8C        F5GSJ       LO7H        LU7HW       V31GW       DK9GG
7V7WRD      7X2VB       LT0H        EA7FTR      V47KA       K1KA
7Z1TT       A61BK       LU1ZI       LU4AA       V47TR       K8AQM
8P2K        KU9C        LX9EG       LX1NO       V55DX       DO4DXA
9G5GH       EA5ZD       LZ65HSC     N7RO        V55V        DJ8VC
9H3FC       G4UDG       LZ71ZZ      LZ1ZF       V63DX       JA7HMZ
9M6XRO      M0URX       N0J         JJ2VLY      V63GG       JR2GAG
9Q6AL       DF9TA       OD5PY       KU9C        VC7M        VE7JH
9V1YC       W5UE        OD5RW       K8NA        VE8RST/KL7  K7ICE
A35T        M0URX       OD5ZZ       NI5DX       VK3FY/DU1   M0OXO
A61DJ       A61BK       OX3LX       OZ1PIF      VP2MRF      KK9K
A61Q        EA7FTR      P40FA       DH8BQA      VP2MWA      NE9U
A61SM       A61BK       P40W        N2MM        VP8DRC      N2OO
A62A        IZ8CLM      P40XM       DL3XM       VP8DXU      W7XU
A91WRD      A92AA       P49X        W0YK        VP8IDX      N2OO
A93LT       A92AA       P49Y        AE6Y        VP8KVA      DL6KVA
A96A        A92AA       PA16C       PA0FMC      VP8RHF      OE1ZKC
AL1G        AC7DX       PA16CC      PA7HPH      VY0RST      K7ICE
AO3WRD      EA3RKF      PA55A       PD7YY       VY1JA       N3SL
AO4WRD      EA3RKF      PA6GR       PA3FXT      VY1RST      K7ICE
C5DX        G4DJX       PA6NB       PA7JWC      VY2ZM       EA7HBC
C6ABB       N2RFA       PA6NH       PH9HB       XP3A        PA3249
C6AKQ       N4BP        PA6W        PA0CKV      XW1IC       E21EIC
C6APX       KC4PX       PA6Y        PI4RCK      XW4XR       E21EIC
CE2LS       EA5KB       PA8ZB       LZ1OT       YB0JS       W4JS
CN2JF       F6CTF       PG6G        PA3GVI      YE0C        YB0OKR
CR5U        CR7AJL      PI4A        PB1WB       YP140B      YO7KFX
CX2AQ       EA5KB       PI4AMG      PB0AOB      YR0WL       YO9KPB
D2/CT1ITE   CT1ITE      PI4COM      PA3CAL      Z34LOVE     Z37RSM
D2ACE       CS7ACE      PI4D        PA3ERA      Z81D        OM3JW
D3AM        UA1QV       PI4DHG      PA1JOS      Z81X        OH0XX
D3YL        RA4HT       PI4DX       PD1DX       ZA/IK2RLM   IZ2LSP
D4Z         IK2NCJ      PI4F        PD1WAT      ZA/IW2JOP   IW2HAJ
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      PI4SRN      PA3DHR      ZF2MJ       N6MJ
DU1IST      JA1HGY      PJ2/W9NJY   WD9DZV      ZM3T        ZL3TE
E2X         E20GMY      PJ6/W6IZT   N7XG        ZS6CCY      K3IRV
EH5RAC      EA5URD      PJ7TM       K2GSJ       ZV9TL       PT9BM
EP4MMM      WA3FRP      PQ2FML      PY8WW       ZX2B        PY2MNL

CS7ACE   Vasco Vieira, Praceta Ladislau Batalha 11 R/C Esq., 2630-370
         Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal
CT1ITE   Paulo Silva, Cruzamento da Boidobra Lote 3, 6200-275 Covilha,
D4Z      Monteverde Contest Club, Pregassona 6963, Switzerland
DJ2EH    Dieter Hornburger, Grabengasse 7, 96185 Schoenbrunn, Germany
DL6KVA   Axel Schernikau, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring 187, 18146 Rostock, Germany
F5GSJ    Christian Bernard, 19 avenue Hoche, 77330 Ozoir la Ferriere, France
G4DJX    Alan Gray, 5 Meadow Close, St. Albans, AL4 9TG, United Kingdom
I2YSB    Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara PV, Italy
LU4AA    Radio Club Argentino, Casilla de Correos 97, C1000WAA, Buenos
         Aires, Argentina
N2OO     Robert W. Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087, USA
OE1ZKC   Jun Tanaka, Postfach 200, 1400 Wien, Austria
ON6DX    Wim Hamblok, Waaltjes 8, 3920 Lommel, Belgium
PT2OP    Orlando Perez Filho, SHIGS 706, Bloco L Casa 22, Brasilia - DF,
         70350-762, Brazil
W4SO     Scott Cronin, 113 Mar Brisa Ct, Satellite Beach FL 32937, USA
W7XU     Arliss N. Thompson, 45720 268th St., Parker SD 57053, USA
WW1USA   National World War I Museum Amateur Radio Club, 100 W 26th St,
         Kansas City MO 64108, USA
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