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14 May 2016

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DL     - Raimund, DL1EGR will be active from Juist Island (EU-047) on  18-21
         May. QSL via home call, bureau only. [TNX]
E5_sc  - John, AI6LY will be  active  as  E51XYZ  from  Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands on 23-28  May.  He  will  operate  portable  and
         mobile on 40-10 metres "all modes". QSL via LoTW.
F      - Special event station  TM50GR  will  be  active  on  15-29  May  to
         celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Radioclub  des  radioamateurs
         du Bas-Rhin. QSL via F6KQV, LoTW and eQSL. Logsearch on  Club  Log.
         [TNX F8REF]
F      - Robert, F5RHD will  be  active  as  TM62EURO  during  the  weekends
         between 28 May and 10 July. The special callsign is for  UEFA  Euro
         2016, the European Football  Championship  that  will  be  held  in
         France from 10 June to 10 July. QSL via F5RHD,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
G      - Promoting  geological  heritage  to  the  general  public,  special
         station  GB6GEO  will  be  active  again  from  'Kent's    Cavern',
         England's oldest 'home' situated in the English  Riviera  (Torbay),
         for the annual Geoparks Communication Weekend  on  28-29  May.  All
         QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; the QSL  route
         for direct cards is via  G3VOF.  Details  on  this  event  and  the
         Geopark Certificate can be found at under GB6GEO.
GM     - The Camb-Hams ( will be active as  GS3PYE/p
         from the Isle of Arran (EU-123) on 22-29  May.  A  large  group  of
         operators will be QRV with multiple stations on  80-10  metres,  as
         well as on 6, 4 and 2 metres and satellites. Please  use  the  OQRS
         provided by Club Log for direct or  bureau  cards.  [TNX  Southgate
H4     - Roly, ZL1BQD is active as H44RR from the Solomon Islands  until  25
         May. His first QTH is Honiara, Guadalcanal (OC-047),  and  then  he
         will move to Munda, New Georgia (OC-149). "Most  of  the  operating
         will be JT65 because of the very low  power  and  the  reliance  on
         simple wire antenna strug up into coconut  trees",  he  says,  with
         some CW especially on 160 metres.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
I      - ARI Asti is active as II1ADA is active until 31 May  for  the  89th
         national reunion of the  Italian  Army's  Alpine  troops.  QSL  via
         IQ1DI. On 13-15 May also active will be IZ1BWB as IZ1CCK  from  the
         Alpine Brigade 'Taurinense' station.
I      - Look for IA5/IK5WWA to be active from Capraia  Island  (EU-028)  on
         23-27 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
J5     - Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team have announced  that
         they  will  be  active  from  the  Bijagos  Archipelago   (AF-020),
         Guinea-Bissau  in  mid-November.  Callsign  and  exact  dates  TBA,
         bookmark for updates. [TNX IK7JWY]
KL     - Cezar, VE3LYC reports that "all  logistics  are  in  place  for  an
         operation from IOTA group NA-172 during the first week of  August".
         Further information is expected in due course. [TNX DX World]
LA     - Ric, DL2VFR will operate mainly CW as LA/DL2VFR from  Vardo  Island
         (EU-141) on 21-25 May. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX]
ON     - The Radio Club des Ardennes (ON4RCA)  will  be  active  as  OS101AB
         starting on 21 May for one month. The special callsign honours  the
         101st Airborne Division and particularly its action in  the  Battle
         of the Bulge during World War II. QSL  via  bureau,  or  direct  to
         Christian Paulus, rue Joseph Renquin 68, 6600 Bastogne, Belgium.
T31    - T31W is the callsign  that  the  Perseverance  DX  Group  will  use
         during their DXpedition to Kanton Island, Central  Kiribati  "later
         in 2017" [425DXN 1298]. Eleven operators and seven stations  (three
         for CW, three for SSB and one for RTTY) will be  active  on  160-10
         metres "for up to twelve days". Bookmark for updates.
TZ     - Laurent, F5IXR has been active as TZ5XR from Kidal, Mali  since  12
         May and will remain there until 2 June. He operates CW  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via F5MXH and LoTW. [TNX DX News]
VK9N   - Tim, NL8F will be active as VK9NF from Norfolk Island from  24  May
         to 3 June. He will operate PSK, RTTY and SSB with  a  focus  on  17
         and 12 metres. QSL via K8NA. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK9N   - The Wireless Institute of Australia's Annual General  Meeting  will
         take place on 27-29 May on Norfolk Island. Expect  VI9ANZAC,  VK9PC
         (QSL via VK3PC) and VK9WI (QSL via  VK3PC)  to  be  active  before,
         during and after the event. [TNX DX World]
VK9L   - Merv, N6NO will be celebrating his 80th birthday  by  returning  to
         Lord Howe Island (OC-004) on 21-29 May. He will run 100 watts  into
         a vertical dipole, and will be active  as  VK9OL  on  40-10  metres
         with a focus on CW and the WARC bands.  QSL  via  N6NO,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX N6NO]

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

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

DXCC NEWS ---> 5A1AL (Libya, all operations)  has  been  approved  for  DXCC
credit. If you have had this rejected in a prior application, you  can  send
a note to dxccadmin[@] to be placed on the list  for  an  update  to
your record. Please note the submission date and/or reference  number  where
the rejection was noted to expedite recovery of the information.

OPERATING STANDARDS BOOKLET ---> Over the  last  eight  years,  the  booklet
"Ethics    and    Operating    Procedures    for    the    Radio    Amateur"
( has become a respected  work  describing
the best standards of operating on the amateur bands. Translated  into  most
major  languages,  the  booklet  by  John    Devoldere,    ON4UN   and  Mark
Demeuleneere, ON4WW, is a valuable reference work for all radio amateurs.
Mark and  John  recently  contacted  IARU,  explaining  that  they  felt  it
appropriate for IARU to  become  the  custodian  of  the  booklet  into  the
future. The IARU Administrative Council accepted this offer with  gratitude,
and on 5 May Mark and John met Don Beattie, G3BJ, President IARU  Region  1,
in Brussels to officially hand  over  the  document.  IARU  will  now  carry
forward the work in future years to  ensure  its  continuing  relevance  and
currency. [TNX IARU Region 1]

QSL VIA WA4JQS ---> With the passing of AC7DX, Tony WA4JQS  Is  taking  over
QSLling for 3Y0PI (Peter I 1994), VP8BZL (Falkland Islands 1992  and  1994),
VP8SSI (South Sandwich Islands 1992) and V31SS. Tony expects to receive  the
logs and the QSL cards in a couple of weeks' time. [TNX WA4JQS]

+  SILENT  KEY  +  Wally,  VK6YS  (P29YS)  passed  away  on   23  March.  He
participated in several IOTA expeditions (see;  those  who
still need the QSL cards can  contact  Nigel,  VK6NI  (contact  details  are
correct on

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4A1DX       N7RO        LZ1867SEI   LZ1KCP      RP71MG      RN3BW
4J3J        RW6HS       LZ65HSC     N7RO        RP71ML      RQ7L
4K1AZI      RU3SD       LZ71ZZ      LZ1ZF       RP71MP      RT8O
4L1MA       ON4RU       MC0NRC      M0NRC  [b]  RP71MV      RW3XZ
4L5P        UT7QF       MC0NRC      M0ZLK  [d]  RP71NF      UI3D
4L8A        K1BV        MJ/ON4RSX   ON4RSX [b]  RP71NV      UA1TGQ
4O7CC       UA4CC       MJ/ON4RSX   ON8VP  [d]  RP71NW      RN3RQ
4V1TL       W3HNK       MM1LOL      M1REK       RP71O       R2EA
5B4AIZ      G3SWH       OZ0BO       DL7DSW      RP71OM      RC7LI
5P5CW       DL5SE       P29FR       I2RFJ       RP71P       RK9LWA
7Q7BP       G3MRC       P29LL       EA7FTR      RP71RD      R6MI
8J1JAG/5    JR1DTN      PA54ES      PA0ONH      RP71RK      R1NU
9A708DX     9A3JB       PA65HSC     DL3LUM      RP71SF      R9JBN
9M6/N1YC    W5UE        PI35ETL     PA1CPA      RP71SP      RA3LV
9M6NA       JE1JKL      PI35VHW     PD2GSP      RP71TG      UA9APA
9M8RC       9W8KIF      PJ7BH       FM5BH       RP71TR      RX7M
A9110RR     A92AA       PY2ZEA      OH2MM       RP71TW      R3WW
AT5P        NI5DX       R16CHE      R4IT        RP71V       UA0LBF
CE0Y/LU9EFO F4BHW       R16CZE      RX1CQ       RP71VF      RK3VWA
D44TS       DL3GCS      R16DNK      R7AB        RP71VL      RM6J
E44QX       DF8DX       R16FIN      RW4NW       RP71W       RN3OG
E6AC        JA0JHQ      R16LVA      K2PF        RP71WA      RV3YR
EA9KB       EA7FTR      R16NOR      R9XC        RP71WM      UA1QV
EJ5GM       EI5GM       R16REF      RQ4A        RP71WR      RM4A
EJ9FBB      EI9FBB      R16SVK      RA9DZ       RT73SH      RL5G
EM90WA      UR5WA       R16SWE      UA3RF       S01WS       EA2JS
EO25F       UX0FF       R16USA      RQ7L        SF3HF       SM3NXS
ET3AA       N2OO        R1895DR     UA3FQ       SN200SGGW   SP5TAT
EV71GA      RW6HS       R1945HS     RW6HS       SQ65HSC     SP3LPR
EV71K       EW8BQ       R2016DR     RK9DR       SX193A      SV3GLL
EV71M       EW2M        RP71AA      RA3RLJ      T6MH        W2GR
EV71W       EW3W        RP71AH      UA6YW       T88QR       JJ1DQR
FG4NN       NI5DX       RP71AN      UD6A        T88RF       JJ2RCJ
FK8CE       NI5DX       RP71AO      RZ5D        TM0FZF      F0DTB
GN4KPT      MI0RYL      RP71AZ      RC9A        TM53IMW     F6KSU
H44LG       JE1LGY      RP71B       RK3ZWA      TM5FI       F5XX
H44RR       ZL1BQD      RP71BL      UA3YY       TM75SOE     F5OHM
HF40HSP     SP9MOA      RP71DG      UA0LHS      TM77C       F5MFV
HL16RI      HL4CCM      RP71GK      RN9N        TM82L       F5MSS
HP3/VY2SS   AC2OV       RP71GR      RK9CYA      TR8CA       F6CBC
II1ADA      IQ1DI       RP71GT      UA1TGQ      UP71G       UN0GL
II3TF       IV3IUM      RP71IZ      R4W         XV9NPS      JA2NPS [b]
IK2SGL/OA8  IK2AQZ      RP71K       RT3W        XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
IO3AC       IK3GES      RP71KF      RW4NW       YJ0CS       HB9LCA
IQ3QM       IZ3ZUC      RP71KN      UA3NFI      Z21MH       IZ0EGA
J43TR       SV3DCX      RP71KR      K2PF  [d]   Z61KR       9A1R
J68GU       DL7VOG      RP71KR      RU6K  [b]   ZA/IW2JOP   IW2HAJ
JD1BLY      JI5RPT      RP71KW      R9XC        ZS6CCY      K3IRV
JT5DX       JT1CO       RP71LG      RZ3QWW      ZY33FDN     PY2AA  [b]
LY52BC      LY4T        RP71M       RV3AGB      ZY33FDN     PY2MSR [d]

9W8KIF     Keith Kong, 32 Taman Liong Seng, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
F4BHW      Stephane Possoz, 3 Impasse de la Landette, 18500 Vignoux sur
           Barangeon, France
G3MRC      Joe Poole, 18 Grosvenor Avenue, Kidderminster, DY10 1SS, United
JJ2RCJ     Kan Yokota, 121 Kawanarishin-machi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka-ken,
           416-0955, Japan
K4T        Ricky DeLuco, 243 Plantation Dr., Titusville FL 32780, USA
NI5DX      William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton TX 77515, USA
OH0CO      Bengt E. Karlsson, Laerkstigen 4, SE-546 33 Karlsborg, Sweden
PY0F/PY7RP Renner Pedroza, Rua Waldemar Nery Carneiro Monteiro 475 Apt 602,
           Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51030-140, Brazil
V31DL      Andre T. Scholz, P.O. Box 159, Belmopan, Cayo, Belize
YN3/TG9IIN Ilias Nikolaidis, P.O. Box 50-C, 01015 Guatemala City, Guatemala
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