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425 DX News #1313
2 Jul 2016

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

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6W     - An Italian team (Leopoldo I8LWL, Alfredo  IK7JWX,  Ampelio  IS0AGY,
         Christian  IS0BWM,  Loredana  IS0FFR,  Patrizio  IS0FQK  and  maybe
         others) will be active as 6V1IS  from  Senegal  between  7  and  19
         November. The trip will  include  /p  activity  from  either  Goree
         and/or Ngor Island (both  counts  for  AF-045).  Plans  are  to  be
         operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF  bands  and  6  metres.
         QSL via IK7JWX; logsearch on Club  Log.  See
         for more information and updates. [TNX IK7JWX]
9A     - Look for 9A/DL5RF/m to be active from the island of  Hvar  (EU-016)
         on 11-21 July. He will operate SSB on 40 and  20  metres.  QSL  via
         bureau to home call and eQSL. [TNX]
D6     - The Czech DXpedition Team (OK1BOA, OK1FPS, OK1GK, OK2ZA and  OK6DJ)
         will be active as D66D from the Comoro Islands (AF-007) between  16
         and 30 September. They will operate CW, SSB and  digital  modes  on
         160-10 metres. QSL via OK6DJ, direct  or  bureau,  eQSL  and  LoTW;
         logserach and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.  See  for  further
         information and QSLling policy.
DL     - YL operators from Germany will be active as DM88YLF on  1-31  July.
         They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL  via  DJ5YL.  [TNX
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI  will  be  active  again  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,
         Ireland (EU-115) on 2-16 July and again from 27 July to  12  August
         using an hybrid wind-solar power system from his caravan.  He  will
         participate in the IARU HF World Championship and the IOTA  Contest
         as EI1A. QSL for both callsigns via PA3249, direct or  bureau,  and
         LoTW.  Follow  his  activity  and  antenna    experimentation    on
F      - The Association des Radioamateurs Vauclusiens will operate  special
         event callsign TM84MV on 2-17  July  during  this  year's  Tour  de
         France. Expect activity on the HF bands SSB, CW, Psk and  RTTY,  as
         well as on 2m EME JT65. The suffix stands for  the  legendary  Mont
         Ventoux, which the cyclists will climb during the 12th stage on  14
         July. QSL via bureau to F5KPO. [TNX F8REF]
F      - YL operators from France will be active as TM88YL for fifteen  days
         between 4 and 31 July (planned dates are 4-6, 10-13,  17-20,  24-26
         and 31 July) QSL via F5JER. [TNX F8REF]
GM     - Jamie, 2E0SDV will  be  active  as  2M0SDV  from  Mainland,  Orkney
         Islands (EU-009) from 29 July to 2 August, including  an  entry  in
         the IOTA Contest as MS0YHC. QSL both calls  via  2E0SDV;  logsearch
         and OQRS for direct and bureau cards on Club Log.
JA     - Yoshi, JP1LRT will  be  active  from  Yoron  Island  (AS-023)  from
         around 8 UTC on 2 July until around 4 UTC on 4 July. Main  activity
         will be on 80, 40, 15 and 6 metres. QSL via home  call,  direct  or
         bureau, eQSL and LoTW. [TNX]
JA     - Nobu, JA0JHQ as JA0JHQ/1 and  Masa,  JA0RQV  as  JA0RQV/1  will  be
         active from Hachijo Island (AS-043) from around 9  UTC  on  9  July
         until around 2 UTC on 11 July. They will  operate  SSB  and  CW  on
         40-6 metres with 50 watts. QSL via home calls,  direct  or  bureau.
JA     - Nobu,  JA0JHQ  (   will  be  active   as
         JA0JHQ/6 from Minami Daito  Island  (AS-047)  from  28  July  to  1
         August, IOTA Contest included. He will run  50  watts  and  operate
         SSB and CW on 40, 30, 20, 15, 17 and  6  metres.  QSL  via  JA0JHQ,
         direct or bureau.
JT     - RZ3FW and R4WAA will be active as  JT5FW  from  Mongolia  on  11-19
         July. QSL via RZ3FW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX News]
JT     - Look for JT0YPS (UA9YPS), JT0YTX (RA9YTX) and  JT0YGC  (RA9YGC)  to
         be active from Lake Tolbo Nuur, Mongolia on 19-24 July.  They  will
         be QRV on 80-6 metres and on 2m  EME.  QSL  direct  to  home  calls
         (OQRS on Club Log for JT0YPS).
KL     - Yuri, N3QQ will be on a business trip  to  Soldotna  (Alaska),  and
         there is "a possibility he will make a side trip to  either  Kalgin
         or Fire Island (NA-158) around  8-11  July.  If  active  he’ll  use
         KL7RRC". [TNX DX World]
LU     - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Indipendence of  Argentina
         (9 July 1816), Argentine amateur radio stations are allowed to  use
         special prefixes from 00 UTC on 9 July until 3 UTC on 11  July:  LU
         stations can use LR, LW stations can use LV, AZ  stations  can  use
         LT, Radio clubs can use  LS  and  other  institutions  (e.g.  Scout
         groups) can use AY. [TNX DX World]
OZ     - Carsten, OZ4CG  from  Bornholm Island (EU-030) will operate CW only
         as OZ4SOP for the Sea Of Peace Award ( on 1-
         31 July. QSL via OZ4CG (bureau preferred), LoTW  and eQSL. [TNX  DX
PA     - Paul, PE2LZ will be active as PE2LZ/p from  Texel  Island  (EU-038)
         on  1-8  July.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau    preferred.    [TNX]
PY     - PS7AB (SSB) and PP1CZ (CW and digital  modes)  will  be  active  as
         PY160FD on 1-30 July. The special  callsigns  celebrates  the  60th
         anniversary of the foundation  of  the  first  Fire  Department  in
         Brazil. QSL via PS7AB, direct or bureau, eQSL and LoTW. [TNX PS7AB]
SM     - Anders, SM5EFX will be active holiday style as SF2X/p from  Ledskar
         Island (EU-135) from 18 July to 5 August.  Main  activity  will  be
         during the IOTA Contest. QSL via SM5EFX,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX]
UA     - The RI0FS Dxpedition to Shikotan Island (AS-062) [425DXN  1303]  is
         now expected to take place on  9-16  August.  Plans  are  for  five
         operators to be QRV on all  bands  and  modes  with  two  stations.
         Bookmark for updates.
V6     - Kou, JR2GAG will be active again as V63GG from Micronesia  on  6-10
         July. This time he will operate  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010).  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau; logsearch and OQRS on Club  Log.  [TNX
W      - The following stations will be active during  the  8th  annual  "13
         Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on  1  July
         until 4 UTC on 7 July: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia),  K2C  (Rhode
         Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E  (Delaware),  K2F  (Maryland),  K2G
         (Georgia),  K2H  (Massachusetts),  K2I  (New  Jersey),  K2J  (North
         Carolina), K2K  (New  Hampshire),  K2L  (South  Carolina)  and  K2M
         (Pennsylvania).  See  for  QSL   routes    and
         information on the award programme.
W      - Mike, W2IY will be active from Mount Desert Island (NA-055) from 10
         July to 5 August. QSL direct or bureau. [TNX]
W      - Once again Jon, WB8YJF will be active  as  WB8YJF/4  from  Ocracoke
         Island (NA-067) on 24-31 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
1  July,  is  available  at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  365
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

IOTA QSO MATCHING ---> "We have started offering IOTA credits  by  Club  Log
QSO Matching. Go to > My  Credits,  click  on  "Club
Log QSO Matches", scroll down and click on "Show  Accepted  Activations"  to
see the list of operations for which QSO Matching is available. Please  note
that at this time  this  is  mainly  provided  for  island  operations  from
locations for which one DXCC corresponds to  one  IOTA  group  only.  A  few
operations carried out since 1 January 2016 have already been included,  and
we are working now to extend this to other operations which took place  this
year. Check  the  above  link  periodically  for  an  update  on  operations
available for QSO Matching. If you  have  questions,  please  send  them  to
iota_ltd[@], the only address for them. We would appreciate it if you
can refrain from sending enquiries which fall outside the scope of  what  is
on offer on the website. We will extend the coverage as and  when  we  can".

KC0W'S WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION ---> Tom, KC0W has been active  as  5W0COW  from
Samoa since 12 June [425DXN 1310] and  expects  to  remain  there  until  12
July. His trip to Tokelau has been postponed, and he now plans  to  continue
his "Worldwide DXpedition" and go to Tuvalu  (19  July-18  August),  Vanuatu
(20  August-21  September),  Western  Kiribati  (T30COW,  24    September-24
October), the Solomon Islands (25 October-26  November)  and  then  back  to
Samoa on 27 November. He operates CW only on 160-6 metres. QSL  direct  only
to KC0W and logsearch on Club Log. He does not use LoTW.

R3CA/9 & R3CA/0: LOGSEARCH ---> The logs for the recent  R3CA/9  and  R3CA/0
operations  (March-May   2016)    are    now    available    on    Club  Log
(, and  the  OQRS  for  direct  and
bureau cards will be activated soon. Search  for  R3CA_AS-005,  R3CA_AS-038,
R3CA_AS-068,  R3CA_AS-070,  R3CA_AS-104,    R3CA_AS-152,    R3CA_AS-163  and
R3CA_AS-164. If you do not find your callsign, please send your QSO data  to
r3ca.arctic[@] for the support team to check. [TNX EU7A]

VP8STI & VP8SGI ---> The VP8STI and  VP8SGI  DXpeditions  videos  have  been
uploaded to, the Intrepid DX Group's Vimeo


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3DA0IJ,  3XY1T  (AF-051),  7P8GF,
7X2ARA, 9L0W, 9M2AX, A63RI, AF7S, AG2J (NA-111), C91IJ, D3AA,  E44YL,  EP2A,
ET7L,  FH/F4FET,  FH/F6BEE,  FS/W3FF,  FT4JA,  GS0NWM  (EU-010),    HC2GRC/p
(SA-034), HS0ZCW, J28NC, JT1DN, MJ0KUC, NP2X,  PU0R/PU0FDN  (SA-038),  RI1PA
(EU-085),  SV2RSG,  T6MH,  TK9C,  UE40SA,  VK0EK,  VP8SGI,   VP8STI,  VY0BRR
(NA-156), XR400AA, XU7AKC (AS-133), YL2AO.
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