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425 DX News #1301
09 Apr 2016

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

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

4L     - A team from Radio Club Beskidzki (SP9KAT) will be active  as  4L9PL
         from Georgia on 21-28 April. They will operate CW, SSB and  digital
         modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via SP9KAT, direct or bureau.
8Q     - Elena, RC5A (8Q7CA) and Yuri, RM0F (8Q7FU) will be active from  the
         Maldives (AS-013) on 17-30 April. They will operate CW and  SSB  on
         160-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or burea;  OQRS  on  Club
         Log. [TNX DX World]
9Y     - Bill, K2HVN will be active as 9Y4/K2HVN  from  Tobago  (SA-009)  on
         19-26 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
A9     - "Everything is good to go with all  necessary  clearances,  permits
         and licenses now in  hand"  for  the  DXpedition  to  Hawar  Island
         (AS-202, new one for IOTA), the team reported  on  3  April.  A91HI
         will now be QRV for one extra day, and start activity on  27  April
         around 18 UTC. Plans are to have up to five stations QRV  on  40-10
         metres CW, SSB and Digital. The QSL  route  has  changed,  and  the
         team welcomes Charles, M0OXO as their QSL  manager.  Logsearch  and
         OQRS for direct and bureau cards  on  Club  Log.  "Please  consider
         making a small donation to help  offset  the  team's  expenses  and
         remember, we are still offering a 'Free QSL' to those who donate  a
         minimum  of  EUR  5.00"  (  Follow   the
         team's progress on Twitter (  [TNX  DX
CE0Y   - Henry, LU4DXU will be active  as  CE0Y/LU4DXU  from  Easter  Island
         (SA-001) on 16-29 April. He will operate SSB on  80-6  metres.  QSL
         via LU4DXU. [TNX DX World]
CX     - Radiogrupo Sur will be active again as CV5A  from  Isla  de  Flores
         (SA-030) on 14-18 April ( QSL direct to  Casilla
         de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay. [TNX]
E5_sc  - Mike, ZL1MRC will be active  as  E51MRC  from  Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands on 13-22 April. QSL via home call.
F      - Special callsign TM91WARD will be used on 16-24 April to  celebrate
         World Amateur Radio Day (18 April). QSL via bureau. [TNX F8REF]
G      - Taking part in the commemoration of the  400th  aniversary  of  the
         death of William Shakespeare, special event station GB2WS  will  be
         active from Stratford-upon-Avon on 23-24 April. QSL via M6AGT.
GM     - Weather permitting, GM0GAV,  GM0LVI,  GM4ZNC  and  MM0GNS  will  be
         active as GS8VL/p from the Shiant Islands (EU-112) on 14-17  April.
         QSL via GM4FDM. [TNX DX World]
GM     - M0KLO, G0SBN and GM3WOJ will be active as GS0NWM from the  Isle  of
         Barra (EU-010) on 24-30  April.  They  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes on 80-10 metres. They will also try and be active  as
         GS0NWM/p from the adjoining  island  of  Vatersay.  QSL  via  M0URX
         (please use the OQRS on and logsearch on  Club  Log.
         [TNX NG3K]
HC     - Vasily R7AA, Alex HC2AO and maybe others are  going  to  be  active
         from Puna Island (SA-034) "some time in the second part of  April".
         Requested callsign is HD2RRC, but  HC5ZY/2/p  or  HC2GRC/p  may  be
         used as well. QSL via R7AA. [TNX DX World]
HL     - Nobuaki, JA0JHQ  (  will  be  active  as
         HL4ZHC from Cheju Island (AS-026)  on  8-11  April.  Main  activity
         will be on 80, 40 and 15 metres CW during the  Japan  International
         DX Contest; outside the contest he will focus on  30  and  17m  CW.
         QSL via JA0JHQ, bureau (preferred) or direct, and LoTW.
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         from 16 April to 13 July. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  the
         HF  bands.  QSL  via  F6AJA,  direct  or  bureau;   logsearch    on [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
I      - I2RFJ, IK2DUW, IK3HAR, IV3BSY, IW3HXR, IZ2ESV and  IZ3NXC  will  be
         active as IB0X from the island of Ponza (EU-045)  on  20-24  April.
         They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on  80-6  metres.  QSL
         via IZ2ESV, direct or bureau, and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on  Club
         Log. [TNX IZ2ESV]
I      - ARI Verona DX Team will be active as IA5J  from  Isola  del  Giglio
         (EU-028)  on 21-25 April  (  Seven
         operators (I3LDP, I3VJW, IK3JBP, IK3SCB, IU3BXI, IW3ICK and IZ3JKI)
         will operate  SSB, CW and  digital modes on  80-10 metres  with two
         stations, while  a third  station  will be  used for  6m (including
         Meteor Scatter  and EME  activity). QSL via  IU3BXI; logsearch  and
         OQRS on Club Log. [TNX I3VJW]
I      - IY0GA  (from  Sardinia),  IY0IMD,  IY0ORP,  IY1MR,  IY1SP,  IY4FGM,
         IY5PIS, IY6GM  and  IY7M  will  participate  in  the  International
         Marconi Day on 23 April. QSL  via  operators's  instructions.  [TNX
I      - In remembrance of the devastating earthquake that hit Friuli  forty
         years ago, special callsign II3TF (Terremoto del  Friuli)  will  be
         active on 1-22 May and again on 10-18 September.  QSL  via  IV3IUM.
         Complete information, including details on the award, can be  found
         at [TNX IV3IUM]
JA     - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/5 from Naka Island  (AS-200)
         on 17-18 April. He will operate CW and SSB  on  40-15  metres.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as JD1BMH  from  Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 27 April to 6 May.  He  will  operate  CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via  JD1BMH  (bureau)  or  JG7PSJ
         (direct). He does not use LoTW.  Logsearch  and  other  information
         can be found at
OE     - The  Amateur  Radio  Section  of  ORF  (the  Austrian  Broadcasting
         Corporation) and the Documentary Archive  Radio  Communications/QSL
         Collection will  operate  special  event  station  OE16M  on  22-24
         April. This is an official International Marconi  Day  station  and
         contacts made on 23 April will count for the  IMD  Award.  QSL  via
         OE1WHC (bureau) or direct to DokuFunk, OE16M, An  den  Steinfeldern
         4A, 1230 Wien, Austria. [TNX OE1WHC]
OZ    -  DK2YA,  DK5OPA,  DL7DSW  and   DO7LJ  will  be   active  as   OZ0BO
         ( from Bornholm Island  (EU-030)  on  8-13  May.  They
         will operate SSB, PSK63 and RTTY on 80-10 metres.  QSL  via  DL7DSW
         (bureau preferred) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
TK     - IK2AHB, IW2MZX, IW2NAP, IW5ELA, IZ2AJE and IZ2GMT  will  be  active
         as TK9C from Corsica (EU-014) on 22-25  April.  They  will  operate
         SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 on the HF bands and  6  metres  with  three
         stations. QSL via IK2AHB (direct or  bureau)  and  LoTW;  logsearch
         and OQRS on Club Log.
VK     - Pavel,  VK6NAX  and  Sergey,  VK6FSAG  will  soon  be  active  from
         Boullanger Island and/or  Favorite  Island  (both  count  for  IOTA
         group OC-183). Their current schedule  is  for  activity  to  start
         around 10.00 UTC on 15 April and finish around  00.00  UTC  on  the
         18th. Alternative dates are 29 April- 2 May; the final choice  will
         depend on weather and propagation forecast. Look  for  VK6NAX/p  to
         operate mainly CW (7020, 14040 and  21040  kHz).  Updates,  further
         information and QSLling  instructions  on
         [TNX DX World]
VK9N   - Doug, VK4ADC will be active holiday style  as  VK9NU  from  Norfolk
         Island (OC-005) from 23 April to 2 May. He will  operate  SSB  only
         on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call  (direct  or  bureau),  eQSL  and
         LoTW. Further information and logsearch on
W      - Members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate as K6PV/6  from  Santa
         Catalina Island (NA-066) on from 28 April to 1 May.  They  plan  to
         operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  K6PV.
XW     - Bruce, 3W3B will be back to Laos on  12  April  and  be  active  as
         XW4XR for a couple of weeks. He will operate CW and RTTY  on  40-10
         metres, hopefully also on 80m. QSL via E21EIC and  LoTW.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
YB     - YB9GV, YB9IPY, YB9KA, YC9HF and YC9JAJ will be active as YB9K  from
         Satonda Island (OC-150) on 12-16 April. They will be QRV on 20,  15
         and 10 metres. QSL via DL3KZA. [TNX DX News]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

ET7L ---> The team's stay has been extended and  ET7L  is  now  expected  to
remain active until 1 May. Since 17 January they have made 34,000+ QSOs  and
counting. Those who still need Ethiopia as an All Time New One  (ATNO),  can
email[@] for a sked: "we will try to be right for you  at
the right  time  in  the  right  place".  See  for
further  updates.  Logsearch  on  Club  Log,  OQRS  to  be   enabled  later.
Traditional cards via US0LW; the logs will be uploaded  to  LoTW  after  the
end of the operation.

FT4JA ---> The team on Juan de Nova will  leave  the  island  on  11  April.
Their dismantlement plan will have to "match with the necessary  high  tide.
Depending on the high wind these days this might make things  difficult  for
loading/unloading things with the zodiac".  During  the  weekend  they  will
concentrate on the more productive bands/modes, in  order  "to  give  all  a
last opportunity for an All Time New One".
FT4JA started activity on 30 March, and at 18:26 UTC on  7  April  Club  Log
had 83,495 QSOs (CW 38,596, SSB 38,352 and RTTY 6,547)  with  21,421  unique
callsigns (25,7%). The most productive band so  far  has  been  15m  (20,933
QSOs), followed by 12m (12,773 QSOs) and 17m (12,367 QSOs).

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club,
the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur  radio  event  held
annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It  is
not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs  around  the  world  to  make
contacts with historic Marconi sites  using  HF  communications  techniques.
This year's event will be held on 23 April, from  00.00  UTC  through  23.59
UTC. Details, including information on the relevant Award  Certificates  and
the listing of participating stations, can be found at

QSL 3XY5M ---> Cards are being handled by Michael, PA5M himself.  Those  who
requested their cards through Club Log's OQRS or direct  by  mail  and  have
not received their QSLs are invited to email Michael (  [TNX
DX World]

QSL 9J2BO ---> "Due to the difficulty at present of contacting 9J2BO",  Mike
G3TEV reports, "I will only accept cards direct and will not  accept  bureau
cards until futher notice".  As  UK  postal  rates  have  increased  [425DXN
1296], the basic rate of GBP 1.05 for standard airmail  letters  is  "enough
for about 5 cards to Europe or a maximum of 2 cards  for  the  rest  of  the
world". QSL to M.J. Mills, 3 Tylers Way, Chalford  Hill,  Stroud,  GL6  8ND,
United Kingdom. [TNX G3TEV]

VK0EK ---> "We are approaching our last weekend on Heard Island", the  Radio
Team Leader reported on 7 April. "One  of  our  objectives  is  to  give  an
All-Time New  One  (ATNO)  to  as  many  DXers  as  possible  (we  all  like
band-fills but they don't give the same thrill as a first  contact  with  an
entity). To support this goal, we will be taking the following measures:
- We will identify some of our operating positions as 'ATNO  Stations'  that
  will be specifically asking for ATNO contacts or new  mode contacts during
  the upcoming weekend (Heard Island time). Please only  call these stations
  if a QSO with Heard Island gives you an All-Time New  One or  a  new mode.
  Watch the message box in DXA (  for instructions and
  information. We will post information regularly  on  bands/modes where the
  ATNO stations are operating.
- Weather-permitting, we will extend our stay, with the final day  of  radio
  operation being 11 April and departure on the 12th".
VK0EK started activity on 23 March, and at 12:34 UTC on  8  April  Club  Log
had 69,353 QSOs (SSB 14,912, CW 51,403 and RTTY 3,035)  with  19,706  unique
callsigns (28,4%). The most productive band so  far  has  been  15m  (12,406
QSOs), followed by 40m (10,818 QSOs) and 30m (10,126 QSOs).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG/p (OC-060), 3XY1T  (AF-051),
5A1AL,  5H3JA,  8J1RL,  9J2BO,  A73A,  A93JA,  B7/BD7IHN   (AS-129),  BG9XD,
CE0Y/W7YAQ, ER4A, FR/DJ7RJ, IQ7IA/p (EU-091), JT1BV, OJ0S,  PJ2/NF9V,  RP2F,
RW2F, S01WS, S79CO, T6SM, TK/S53CC, TK/S57C, TK0C,  TM1BIG  (EU-107),  TX7G,
TZ4AM, UA2F, VP5/JH1BXH, W4O  (NA-067),  YB8RW/p  (OC-246),  ZL9A  (OC-286),
ZY2QG (SA-071).
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