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21 May 2016

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

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5W     - Tom, KC0W  (currently  active  as  KH8/KC0W  from  American  Samoa)
         expects to continue his "Worldwide DXpedition"  [425DXN  1289]  and
         go to Samoa (OC-097) around 15 June. Length of stay is  not  known.
         Look for 5W0COW to operate CW only on 160-6  metres.  Refrain  from
         working him twice on the same band, as "any station trying to  dupe
         QSO me will have all past QSOs deleted & will be blacklisted".  QSL
         via KC0W, direct only ("all QSL cards sent to my PO Box  while  I'm
         on this DXpedition will be answered by  an  assistant");  logsearch
         on Club Log. He will not use LoTW.
CT     - Special callsign CR60P will be active on  17-23  May  to  celebrate
         the 60th anniversary of the Portuguese Paratroopers. On  20-23  May
         activity will take place from their base at Tancos. QSL via  CT1EHX
         and logsearch on Club Log. A certificate  will  be  available;  see
         qrz.com for the details. [TNX CT1IUA]
CT9    - Martti, OH2BH will be active as CT3BH from Madeira  on  20-23  May.
         He "has decided to bring back and treasure those great  people  and
         locations that once introduced him to joy, provided  learning,  and
         urged  him  to  look  at  the  world  from  a   missionary    DXing
         perspective". His 70th anniversary journey in 2016 "will  take  him
         to many of those original locations, allowing you to  refresh  your
         memories at the other end of the radio circuit.  Use  the  password
         'QBH70' to put the pileup on hold and share one  of  your  memories
         right  on  the  spot.  This  mode  of  DXing  is    called    RETRO
         DXpeditioning". After CT3BH,  there  will  be  more.  "Dotting  the
         world is the greatest pastime of DXers, even  though  returning  to
         one's sweet home tends to beat such  dotting.  Qualifying  for  the
         BH-SH (Back Home-Sweet  Home)  Award  is  a  14-dot  mission:  each
         country with OH2BH operating  alone  and/or  as  part  of  a  group
         during 2016 gives you 1 point, whereas working Martti at  his  home
         gives you 5 points - you need 10 countries to qualify".  Activities
         so far in 2016 include CU2KG/CR2X, Z68BH/Z60A, and  ZA/OH2BH.  [TNX
         N7NG]
DL     - Stefan, DF8HS will be active from Fehmarn Island  (EU-128)  from  6
         June to 4 July. QSL via bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
DU     - The DX1HAM team will be active as DX25MP  on  10-12  June  for  the
         25th anniversary  of  the  eruption  of  Mount  Pinatubo  on  Luzon
         Island. QSL direct (Ham Radio Emergency Communication  Group,  P.O.
         Box 1035 Makati Central Post Office, 1200 Makati,  Philippines)  or
         bureau.
F      - Gil, F4FET will be active as F4FET/p from Fort Brescou (EU-148)  on
         3-5 June. He will operate SSB on  40-6  metres,  with  a  focus  to
         North America and Asia. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  [TNX
         DX World]
FS     - Look for Gene, FS/N0MHJ to be active holiday style from St.  Martin
         (NA-105) on 20-30 May. He will be QRV for 3-4 hours a day on  30-17
         metres SSB and CW. QSL direct ot home call. [TNX QRZ DX]
FS     - Once again John, K9EL will be active as  FS/K9EL  from  St.  Martin
         (NA-105) on 5-23 June. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres  CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log),  LoTW
         and eQSL. Follow his activities on Twitter (@FSK9EL).
GM     - Iain,  MM0TFU  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  MM0TFU/p  from
         Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran (EU-123)  on  1-14  June,  and  again
         from 28 July to 2 August, IOTA Contest included. QSL  via  LoTW  or
         direct to home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
HB0    - Andy RW3AH, Vasily RW3DR, Oleg HB9RB,  Pavel  R2AD  and  Tony  RC3C
         will be  active  as  HB0/RC3C  from  Liechtenstein  on  8-14  July,
         including participation in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL  via
         RC3C (bureau preferred), eQSL and LoTW.  More  information  can  be
         found at www.RC3C.ru/hb0/. [TNX RC3C]
HS     - The Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) will  be  active  as  E2X  from
         Chang Island (AS-125)  on  3-5  June.  This  activity  will  be  in
         anticipation of the operation that will take place from 29 July  to
         3 August, IOTA Contest included. QSL  via  E20GMY  and  LoTW.  [TNX
         NG3K]
I      - IA5C is the callsign that Giuseppe,  IK5WWA  will  use  during  his
         23-27 May activity [425DXN 1306] from Capraia Island  (EU-028).  He
         will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau.
JA     - Look for JH1LMD/1 to be active  from  Hachijo  Island  (AS-043)  on
         19-21 May. He will operate CW (QRS) and RTTY on 40, 20, 15  and  10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX  Mediterraneo  DX
         Club]
KH2    - Look for AB2ST/KH2, AG6SL/KH2,  KB3LTB/KH2  and  KG6WTW/KH2  to  be
         active holiday style from Guam (OC-026) on 26-30 May. They will  be
         QRV mainly on 40m 20 and 15 metres SSB. QSL via  JF1TEU  and  LoTW.
         [TNX DX World]
LA     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as LA/DL2JRM from Spjaeroy (EU-061)  on
         20-22 May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  80-10  metres.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
LA     - Waldi, SP7IDX will  be  active  holiday  style  as  LA/SP7IDX  from
         Vannoya (EU-046) on 1-10 June. He will  operate  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
OZ     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as OZ/DL2JRM from the island of  Hjarno
         (EU-172) on 30-31 July for the IOTA Contest. He will operate CW  on
         80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or   bureau.    [TNX
         rsgbiota.org]
PY     - A team of eight (PQ8SL,  PU8WHJ,  PU8WTJ,  PY7RP,  PY8AZT,  PY8FML,
         PY8WW and PY8ZE) will be active as  PX8K  from  Caviana  de  Dentro
         (SA-042) on 26-31 July, including an entry  in  the  IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via PY8WW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
PZ     - Olli, OH0XX will be active as PZ50X from Suriname from 23 May to  1
         June. He will operate mainly CW on  160-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau, and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX The  Daily
         DX]
T31    - The  Perseverance   DX  Group  commenced   planning   next   year's
         DXpedition  to  Kanton  Island  (OC-043),  Central Kiribati [425DXN
         1298].  The callsign T31W  was  issued  for team use.  Planning  to
         participate  are  DJ9RR, HA0NAR,  HA5AO, K5GS,  K6TD, KE4KY,  N6HC,
         PY2PT,   W1SRD,   W2LK  and    WA6O.  The   "Evohe"  will   provide
         transportation and logistical support  to  the  project.  The  team
         will gather in Apia (Samoa) for the estimated 4-day sail to  Kanton
         Island. Plans are for an October 2017 expedition, but  exact  dates
         have not been selected as yet.  Fundraising  activities  will  soon
         begin. The DXpedition's website is up and running at  www.t31w.com.
         [TNX K5GS]
TA     - Members of the TRAK Radio Club (YM1KD)  will  be  active  as  TC0TC
         from Sivriada (AS-201) on 23-25 May. They will be  QRV  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via YM1KD.
TF     - Look for Dave, EI9FBB and Col, MM0NDX to be  active  holiday  style
         from Iceland on 26-30 May. They will be QRV mostly  on  20  and  17
         metres SSB, and will operate from the three IOTA  groups  allocated
         to Iceland: EU-021, EU-071 and EU-168. QSL TF/EI9FBB via  EI9FBB  ;
         QSL TF/MM0NDX  via  M0OXO  (OQRS  on  Club  Log).  Follow  them  on
         Twitter: @TF_IOTA_TOUR_2016 [TNX DX World]
VP2V   - Kevin, K6TOP will again be active as VP2V/K6TOP  from  the  British
         Virgin Islands (NA-023) from 27 May to 15 June. He will operate  CW
         on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct to home  call.  During  the
         CQ WPX CW Contest he will  operate  as  VP2VGG  (QSL  via  LoTW  or
         direct to W6RWC). [TNX The Daily DX]
VQ9    - Randy, WW6RG will be active as VQ9RA from  Diego  Garcia  (AF-006),
         Chagos for a few hours in late May. Plans are to  operate  QRP  SSB
         on 20, 17 and 15  metres  on  25  May  (12.00-16.30  UTC),  26  May
         (04.00-09.00 UTC) and 30 May (15.00-17.30 UTC). QSL via home  call,
         direct only. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) from 27 May to 1 June. Usually he operates CW  only
         on 40-10 metres as time permits.  QSL  via  bureau  to  home  call,
         direct to his address on  the  island  (Joe  Gibson,  9220  Jamaica
         Beach, Galveston TX 77554, USA), or LoTW. Logsearch  on  Club  Log.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XW     - Champ, E21EIC will be active again as XW1IC from Laos from  27  May
         to 1 June, including participation in the CQ WPX  CW  Contest.  QSL
         via LoTW or E21EIC; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
YB     - Arfan, YC8UTI will  be  active  as  YC8UTI/p  from  Miangas  Island
         (OC-209) on 20-22 May. He will operate SSB and CW on 40, 20 and  15
         metres. QSL via YB3MM and LoTW; logsearch and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.
         [TNX YB3MM]
ZL7    - The "6G" group (G3BJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3WPH, G3XTT, G4JKS and  G4TSH)
         will be active as ZL7G from the Chatham Islands  (OC-038)  from  26
         October to 9 November. They  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         160-10 metres, with three or four high power  stations  operational
         at all times and a focus on Europe. "We will make a special  effort
         on the LF bands, even if  this  affects  our  QSO  totals  for  the
         expedition", they say, "and will ensure we are available  for  grey
         line openings as they occur". QSL via  G3TXF  and  LoTW;  logsearch
         and OQRS on Club Log. See www.6gs.org.uk for more information.

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Bert,  CX3AN  will  be  active  holiday  style  from  the
Marshall Islands (V7), Micronesia (V6) and Palau  (T8)  during the first two
weeks  of June.  He will operate  SSB and CW on 40-6 metres.  Look for V73HA
from Majuro (OC-029)  on 2-7 June;  V63AN  from Chuuk (OC-011)  on 7-9 June;
T88AN from Koror (OC-009) on 9-14 June. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX CX3ZAN]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CQ 2016 HALL OF FAMERS ---> CQ Magazine announced on 20 May  the  2016  Hall
of Fame inductees. The CQ AMATEUR RADIO HALL  OF  FAME  was  established  in
January 2001 to  recognize  individuals  -  radio  amateurs  or  not  -  who
significantly affected the  course  of  Amateur  Radio,  as  well  as  radio
amateurs who have made significant contributions either  to  amateur  radio,
to their professional careers or  to  some  other  aspect  of  life  on  our
planet. This year's inductees are:
- Bob Arnold, N2JEU (SK): co-developer  (with  Keith  Lamonica,  W7DXX,  see
  below) of the first internet-controlled remote base
- Grant  Bingeman,  KM5RG  (SK):  developed  "method   of  moments"  antenna
  modeling software for AM broadcast stations and 160-meter amateur antennas
- Bob Carpenter, W3OTC  (SK):  pioneer  of  meteor  scatter  and  FM  stereo
  broadcast technology; longtime AMSAT volunteer
- David Dary,  W5ZAX:  journalist,  author,  journalism  educator  -  former
  correspondent for CBS and NBC News, journalism professor  at University of
  Kansas and University of Oklahoma, author of over 20 books on the American
  West
- Matt  Ettus,  N2MJI:  software  defined  radio  pioneer;  developed  first
  Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) with GNU radio software support
- Terry Fox, WB4FJI:  packet  radio  pioneer;  primary  developer  of  AX.25
  amateur packet protocol
- Elmer "Bud" Frohardt, Jr., W9DY (SK): the original "Elmer"  for  whom  ham
  radio mentors are named (courtesy of a 1971 QST "How's DX?"  column by Rod
  Newkirk, W9BRD/VA3ZBB)
- Fred Gissoni, K4JLX (SK): adaptive  technology  pioneer;  co-developer  of
  the Porta-Braille and Pocket-Braille note-taking devices  for the visually
  impaired, as well as many other devices
- Ken Kellerman, K2AOE: radioastronomer; pioneer  of  radio  interferometry;
  co-developer of very long  baseline  interferometry  (VLBI), which permits
  multiple telescopes to function as a single instrument
- Keith Lamonica, W7DXX: co-developer (with the late Bob Arnold,  N2JEU)  of
  the first internet-controlled remote base
- George Mitchell, K6ZE (SK): member of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War  II
  and 2007 recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal for his wartime service
- Les Mitchell, G3BHK (SK): founder of Jamboree on the  Air  (JOTA),  annual
  event to introduce amateur radio to scouts and guides around the world
- William Moerner, WN6I: co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize  in  chemistry
  for his work in high-resolution microscopy
- Leigh Orf,  KG4ULP:  co-developer  of  tornado  simulator  using  computer
  modeling to simulate conditions under which tornadoes form
- Joe Rudi, NK7U: former Major League baseball player; 3-time All-Star
- Wes Schum, W9DYV (SK): co-founder of Central Electronics, developed  first
  commercially-manufactured amateur radio SSB transmitter
- Garry Shandling, ex-KQ6KA/KD6OY (SK): well-known comedian,  actor,  writer
  and television personality
- Mason Southwirth, ex-W1VLH (SK): head of  ARRL  International  Geophysical
  Year (IGY) Propagation Research Project  in  1958-59; conducted additional
  propagation research at Stanford University
- Boris Stepanov, RU3AX (ex-UW3AX): leading Russian amateur,  deputy  editor
  of Russian Radio magazine;  pioneer  of  computerized  contest logging and
  log-checking; developed prototype for World  Radiosport Team Championships
  (WRTC); first to propose "glass  cockpit"  for  ham transceiver, combining
  frequency readout and spectrum scope on front panel display
- Rufus Turner, W3LF (SK): believed to be the first  African-American  radio
  amateur in the U.S.; helped develop  1N34A  diode; wrote  1949  article in
  Radio-Electronics magazine on how to "Build a Transistor"
- Perry Williams, W1UED  (SK):  longtime  ARRL  Washington  Coordinator  and
  League archivist; convinced Congress to approve  vanity  call sign program
  and not to impose a license application fee on amateurs; persuaded  FCC to
  retain large amateur microwave allocations and  to create  primary amateur
  allocation at 2.4 GHz
The CQ Contest Hall of Fame (established in 1986) and  the  CQ  DX  Hall  of
Fame (established in 1967) honour those  amateurs  who  not  only  excel  in
personal performance in these major areas of amateur  radio,  but  who  also
"give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.
This year's inductees in the CQ CONTEST HALL OF FAME are
- Tod Olson, K0TO: Tod is  the  founding  editor  of  the  National  Contest
  Journal and has served the  general  amateur  radio  community  as an ARRL
  Section  Manager,  Vice  Director,  Division  Director  and  International
  Affairs Vice President
- Richard Strand, KL7RA (SK): a radio astronomer  taking  advantage  of  the
  quiet of the northern latitudes for his  research,  Rich  Strand built and
  maintained  highly  competitive  contest  stations  in  a  very  difficult
  environment  and  was, for  many hams,  their  first  (or only) CQ  Zone 1
  contact.
The 2016 inductees to the CQ DX HALL OF FAME are
- Nigel Jolly and the Crew of the RV Braveheart: Jolly  and  his  crew  (and
  ship) have provided transportation for - and assured the safety  of - many
  of the  major  DXpeditions  to  southern  islands  in  the  past 15 years,
  DXpeditions that likely would not otherwise have taken place.
- Roger Balister, G3KMA: as manager of the Islands on the Air program  since
  1985, Roger has seen IOTA grow from a  few  hundred  early participants to
  more  than 10,000 today, making  it one of the most popular award programs
  in amateur radio.

PDXG DONATION TO NC1L --->  "As  you  may  recall,  after  a  life  altering
automobile accident in July, 2014 Bill Moore NC1L stepped down as  the  ARRL
Awards Manager.
Recently we learned that Bill was in need of a laptop computer. His  current
Windows laptop is quite old and very much  out  of  date.  He  is  using  an
iPhone and iPad but a Windows 10  laptop  will  be  of  great  help  in  his
recovery. Bill cannot use his fingers except in a very limited  way  and  at
that he has no strength. We hope this current technology laptop will be  the
foundation for development of an interface  that  allows  Bill  to  use  the
Remote Ham Radio site with push buttons rather than mouse actions.
This particular laptop was used on the TX3X Chesterfield Island  DXpedition.
The machine was refurbished by the  Perseverance  DX  Group  (www.pdxg.net),
loaded with Windows 10 and presented to Bill by Les  Kalmus  W2LK.  PDXG  is
extremely happy to have  been  able  to  help  Bill  on  his  long  road  to
recovery". [TNX K5GS]

PIRATE ---> 1A0KM was repeatedly pirated over the past  few  weeks.  Genuine
operations are  publicized  in  advance  and  information  is  published  on
qrz.com, 1A0KM's QSL manager IK0FTA says. Do not waste your time  and  money
working fakers and requesting direct cards for unannounced activities.

QSL YB8OUN/P ---> This activity took  place  on  14-15  May  from  was  Poat
island (OC-213). QSL via YB8RW, preferably through  the  OQRS  on  Club  Log
(search for YB8OUN/P_POAT).

WRTC 2018:  SPONSORED  TEAMS  --->  "Sponsored  teams  are  a  long-standing
tradition in WRTC and a substantial  part  for  fundraising.  It  gives  the
chance to take part in the WRTC to dedicated contesters who  cannot  qualify
because of serious commitments".  The  WRTC  2018  Organizing  Committee  is
looking for applications for the first two sponsored teams  beginning  on  1
June - see the details on www.wrtc2018.de.

WWFF ---> The "World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur  Radio"  aims  to  draw
attention to the importance of protecting nature.  In  this  spirit  amateur
radio operators set up and operate  their  radio  stations  from  designated
nature parks and protected nature areas -  generating  attention  for  these
areas whilst giving the ham  radio  community  an  interesting  activity  to
contact. WWFF is an international and  non-commercial  program  run  by  the
coordinators of a large number of Flora and Fauna national  programmes.  See
http://wwff.co/ for omplete information.

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QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3C7A,  3DA0TM,  3XY1T  (AF-051),
3XY5M, 4J3DJ, 4S7AB, 4W/DJ2EH, 4Z5IW, 5J0P (NA-033),  5V7TH,  5W0XG,  7X4AN,
8R1/K9KX, 8R1A, 9K2YM/p (AS-118), 9M0O, 9M2AX, A25UK,  BU2AQ,  C35U,  C35US,
C5FUD,  D3AA,  D3AM,  D44TBO,  D67GIA,  FT4XU,  GU4CHY,  H44MS,    J8/UA4CC,
JA0RQV/6Y5,  JT1CO,  JT1DN,  JT5DX,  JV5A,  JW/DL7DF,  K3IMD,   K5P,  P29LL,
P4/WJ2O, PG16ANT,  PJ7/WJ2O,  PW0FN,  R15CWC/4,  RC70YC,  RI0BV/p  (AS-042),
RI0KV (AS-027), RI0PV (EU-085),  RI0QV  (AS-028),  RI0QV/p  (AS-029),  RI1PA
(EU-085),  RI44ANT,  RW3RN/HI7,  S01WS,  S9BK,  SM1IRS  (EU-020),  SN20BKGZ,
ST100S, T88RF, TI5/JT1CO, TK/SP7VC, TO2EE, TX7EU, TY1AA,  VE1AI/m  (NA-068),
VE3KTB/VY0  (NA-008),  VE7ACN/7  (NA-051  and  NA-061),  VK5MAV/6  (OC-243),
VK6NAX/p (OC-164 and OC-183), VK9CK, VP8SGI, VP8STI, VU2CPL,  W100AW,XU7TZG,
YB4IR/7, YC8ROP, YN/WJ2O, ZD7W, ZD8AA, ZF2LC, ZY2QG (SA-071).
 
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       	
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