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425 DX News #1305
7 May 2016

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

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9H     - Mek, SQ3RX will be active as 9H3SQ from  Malta  (EU-023)  on  13-19
         May. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home  call
         (direct or bureau) and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
9M0    - James, 9V1YC and Chris, ZS6EZ will be active as  9M0Z  from  Layang
         Layang, Spratly Islands (AS-051) on 8-15  May.  They  will  operate
         mainly CW, with some RTTY "and  perhaps  a  little  SSB"  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via Club  Log's  OQRS  for  either  direct  and  bureau
         requests. "Those requesting direct cards  via  the  OQRS  will  get
         early LotW uploads", they say. "The complete logs will be  uploaded
         in early 2017".
9M6    - Hrane, YT1AD/YT5A and Acim, YT3W will visit East  Malaysia  and  be
         active from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah  on  13-19  May.  They
         will try and operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres. [TNX YT3W]
CE0Y   - Jeff, K5WE will be active as  XR0YS  from  Easter  Island  (SA-001)
         from 25 May to 8 June, including an entry  in  the  CQ  WW  WPX  CW
         Contest. He will operate mainly CW with some RTTY on  80-6  metres,
         with a focus on the low bands. Activity  on  160m  will  depend  on
         room for an antenna. QSL via K5WE and LoTW; logsearch and  OQRS  on
         Club Log.
CP     - Once again Antonio, EA5RM will be  working  on  a  non-governmental
         organization's project in Bolivia between 1 July and 3  August.  He
         will be QRV as CP1XRM in his limited spare  time  with  a  100-watt
         solar-powered station and a  vertical  antenna.  QSL  via  LoTW  or
         direct to EA5RM. [TNX EA5RM]
ES     - DG1BHA, DH5FS, DL3BQA and DL5CW will be active as either ES0UG  and
         ES0/homecall from Saaremaa Island (EU-034)  on  11-17  June.  Their
         will focus on 6m, 4m and 2m, but they will also be QRV  on  the  HF
         bands. Their main QTH will be located in  square  KO18,  with  side
         trips to other squares (KO07, KO08 and  KO17).  Their  Baltic  Tour
         will start on 9 June and finish on the 21st, and will also  include
         participation in the IARU Region 1 50MHz Contest  (18-19  June)  as
         LY2AAM from square KO23 in Lithuania, as well activity  from  other
         squares along  their  route.  See  for
         more information and updates. [TNX DL3BQA]
F     -  Members of the Institut  pour le  Developpement des Radiocommunica-
         tions par l'Enseignement (IDRE) and the Castres  DX Gang are active
         as TM5FI from the Iles du  Frioul  (all count for EU-095) until  10
         May.  QSL via F5XX,  direct or bureau. Logsearch on  Club Log. [TNX
F      - The Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will  be  active  as  TM77C  from
         Molene Island (EU-065) on  6-14  May.  QSL  via  F5MFV,  direct  or
         bureau; logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.  A  website  is  under
         construction at
F      - Special callsign TM75SOE will be in use on 6-20 May to  commemorate
         the 75th anniversary of the first transmission sent back to the  UK
         by Georges Begue, the  first  Special  Operations  Executive  agent
         dropped into occupied  France.  QSL  via  operator's  instructions.
         [TNX F8REF]
G      - For the ninth year in a row, the Cray Valley Radio Society will  be
         active as GB6MW from Meopham Windmill on 14-15 May  for  the  Mills
         On The Air weekend. Details on QSL via G4DFI. [TNX M0MCV]
H40    - Stan, LZ1GC will be active as H40GC  from  Nendo  Island  (OC-100),
         Temotu Province on 4-17 October. He will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY
         on 160-10 metres; plans are to be QRV almost 24/7 and to sleep  for
         only three hours a day! QSL via LZ1GC and LoTW; logsearch and  OQRS
         on Club  Log.  See  for  QSLling  policy  and  other
H44   -  Stan,  LZ1GC  and  Emil,  DL8JJ  will  be  active  as  H44GC   from
         Guadalcanal (OC-047),  Solomon  Islands  from  24  September  to  3
         October. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10  metres  "non
         stop" with two stations  and  a  focus  on  the  low  bands.  After
         completing his activity from Temotu Province (see H40 above),  Stan
         will be back to Guadalcanal and be QRV  again  as  H44GC  on  18-21
         October. QSL via LZ1GC and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS  on  Club  Log.
         See for QSLling policy and other information.
HP     - Panamian special station HP0CC will  operate  SSB,  CW  and digital
         modes on the  HF  bands  from  20  May  to  5  June  for  the  12th
         Carabinieri On The Air (COTA) Award (see  for  further
         information). QSL via IZ4SUC, direct or bureau. Also  participating
         in the event will be HG10CC from Hungary (QSL via  HA3JB),  II1NEC,
         II5ANC, IQ0JC, IQ3JB, IQ5QG, IQ5XJ,  IQ6CC  and  IQ6GW  from  Italy
         (QSLs via IZ4SUC).
IS0    - Gio, IS0BOY and Alex, IK4ALM will  be  active  as  IS0BOY/IM0  from
         Isola Piana di San Pietro (EU-165) on 7-9 May.  They  will  operate
         CW, SSB and digital modes mainly on  40  and  20  metres.  QSL  via
         IS0BOY, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
OZ     - Reinhard, DL6DQW  will  be  active  as  5Q1RF  from  Laesoe  Island
         (EU-088) on 16-21 May. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-6  metres.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY0F   - Godoi, PY4NY will  be  active  again  as  PY0NY  from  Fernando  de
         Noronha (SA-003) on 13-23 May. He will operate SSB,  CW,  RTTY  and
         PSK on 80-10 metres. QSL direct to home call. See for  more
         information. [TNX DX World]
S7     - The  "A-Sixpedition"  team  will  be   active  as  S79V  from  Mahe
         (AF-024), Seychelles on 1-10 July. They will operate  SSB,  CW  and
         PSK on 80-10 metres (plus 160m WSPR if their location allows)  with
         two stations. QSL via IZ8CLM, LoTW  and  eQSL;  logsearch  on  Club
         Log. More information on
SV     - Once again Laci, HA0HW will be active as SW8WW from Thassos  Island
         (EU-174) from 26 May to 6 June, CQ WW WPX CW Contest  included.  He
         will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and  RTTY,  on  40-6  metres.
         QSL via HA0HW, direct or bureau; logsearch on  OQRS  on  Club  Log.
         [TNX HA0HW]
SV9    - Look for SV9/DJ9XB to be active holiday style from  Crete  (EU-015)
         on 10-20 May. He will operate RTTY and JT65 on 40-6 metres, with  a
         focus on the "magic band". QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
SV9    - Seppo, OH1VR will be active as SV9/OH1VR  from  Crete  (EU-015)  on
         12-18 May. He will operate mainly CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via  home
         call, direct only. [TNX NG3K]
TN     - Philippe, F5MVB and Joel, F5AOW will be active as TN2MP  and  TN2BJ
         respectively [425DXN 1302] from the Congo Republic  on  15-23  May.
         They will operate CW and SSB on 20-10 metres. QSL via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
UA     - Several R16 special callsigns will be active on 6-22  May  for  the
         Ice Hockey World Championship hosted by  Russia.  Representing  the
         participating nations will be R16BLR  (Belarus),  R16CAN  (Canada),
         R16CHE (Switzerland), R16CZE (Czech  Republic),  R16DEU  (Germany),
         R16DNK  (Denmark),  R16FIN  (Finland),  R16FRA  (France),    R16HUN
         (Hungary), R16KAZ (Kazakhstan), R16LVA (Latvia),  R16NOR  (Norway),
         R16SVK (Slovakia), R16SWE (Sweden) and R16USA  (USA),  plus  R16REF
         (for the organizing  committee),  R16MSK  (for  the  host  city  of
         Moscow)  and  R16SPB  (for  the  host  city  of  St    Petersburg).
         Information  on  the  award  programme  will  be    available    on [TNX DX Newsletter]
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 14 June to 15 July. He will operate  SSB  on  the  HF
         bands and 6 metres, with planned activity during  the  IARU  HF  HF
         World Championship (9-10 July). QSL via  W5JON  (direct  only)  and
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VK     - Andy, VK5MAV is planning to operate as VK5MAV/6 from  the  Lacepede
         Islands (OC-214) in September,  dates  TBA.  This  IOTA  group  was
         activated only once, by VK6ISL back in May 1996. It will be a  solo
         expedition, with activity on 40, 20 and 15 metres CW  and  SSB.  At
         the moment Any plans "to stay there  for  3  nights,  may  be  4  -
         depends  on  weather  conditions,    boat/tides    and    financial
         achievements/ donations". See  for  further
         information and updates.
VK9N   - Paul, VK5PAS will be active holiday style as  VK9PAS  from  Norfolk
         Island (OC-005) on 23-30 May. QSL via M0OXO, LoTW and eQSL.
VU     - San A45WH (VU2WH), Kiran VU3KPL, and Manoj VU2CPL  will  be  active
         as AT5P from Pamban Island (AS-173) on  6-9  May.  They  expect  to
         operate CW and SSB on 40-10  metres  with  two  stations.  QSL  via
         NI5DX. [TNX VU2CDP]
W      - Bruce, K5TEN will be  active  again  as  K5TEN/p  from  Dog  island
         (NA-085) on 14-21 May. He will operate SSB and CW on  80-6  metres.
         QSL via home call, see for instructions. [TNX]
YB     - Bob, PB5X will be  active  holiday  style  as  YB9/PB5X  from  Bali
         Island (OC-022) from 16 May to 1 June. Main operating time will  be
         between 15 and 18 UTC, with a focus on 20, 17 and  15  metres  SSB.
         QSL via PA1AW. [TNX NG3K]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

INDEXA NEWSLETTER --->  The  Spring  2016  issue  of  the  International  DX
Association's   (INDEXA)   Newsletter  is  now   available   for   download: This issue (#113) contains the  full  story
of VP8STI (South Sandwich Islands) and VP8SGI (South Georgia  Island):  "Jay
Slough, K4ZLE, in his usual breezy style, shares with us a personal  account
of the sea  voyage,  the  operating  time,  the  anxious  moments,  and  the
euphoria that he experienced in the course of his adventure". [TNX K8YC]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 13,738  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-15),  the  62  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 and 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].

QSL TI0DX ---> Japanese stations can request their TI0DX (TI DX Club)  cards
via JR0AMD, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). Others can  go  via  TI2SW.
Logs are uploaded to LoTW. [TNX JR0AMD]

VK6NX ---> Pavel, VK6NAX has upgraded his licence  to  the  Advanced  level,
which gives him full privileges. Although VK6NAX will be valid  until  early
October, he says, "it is my intention to  move  most  operations,  including
upcoming IOTA, to my new call sign VK6NX".  See  for  further
information; Pavel will announce his new DXpedition as soon as possible.


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3B9FR,  3C7A  (AF-010),  3DA0CC,
3XY1T, 4S7GWG, 4S7RTG, 5J0P,  6V1A  (AF-045),  8Q7CQ,  9M0O,  C5GCJ,  CX1AA,
D41CV (AF-086), DU1/R7KW (OC-126 and OC-244),DU1/YL3JM (OC-126 and  OC-244),
EY7AD, FT4XU, H44MS, HP1RN, J79XF,  JA8COE/6  (AS-037),  JA8COE/6  (AS-056),
LY2BAW, OC0I (SA-052),  OD5NJ,  P5/3Z9DX,  PX8Z  (SA-060),  RI1PA  (EU-085),
TI2KWN, VE1AI/9 (NA-068), VE3KTB/VY0 (NA-008),  VK5CE/6  (OC-243),  VK6NAX/p
(OC-164), VK6NAX/p (OC-183), VK9CK, VP8ALJ, VP8DRC, VP8IDX, VP8SGI,  VP8STI,
XW4XR, XX9TUD, YB4IR/3 (OC-197), YE0M, YW5PI (SA-048), YW5X (SA-054).
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