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425 DX News #1335
03 Dic 2016

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

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3D2    - Chris, VK3FY will be active holiday style as 3D3FY  (callsign to be
         confirmed) from the Fiji Islands (OC-016) on 6-14 December. He will
         operate  SSB  and  CW on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  M0OXO  (OQRS on [TNX M0OXO]
4X     - The Holy Land DX Group (4X1VF, 4X4DZ, 4X6HP, 4Z4BS,  4Z4KX,  4Z5FI,
         4Z5IW and 4Z5LA) will be active as  4X07W from around  7 UTC on  23
         December until noon on the 24th. They will operate SSB and CW  with
         two stations from Israel National Park (4XFF-007) and  UNESCO World
         Heritage Site of Beit Guvrin. QSL via 4Z5LA. 
5T     - Ahmad, 5T2AI (9K2AI) and  Vlad, 5T9VB (UA4WHX) have been  active as
         5T5TI from Tidra Island (AF-050)  since 2 December. Plans are to be
         QRV until 5 December; their licence expires  on 10 December.  "They
         run 30-90 watts to wired slopers on all bands from 7 to 28 Mhz, 80m
         and 6m not certain",  Jean (5T0JL) says,  and adds: "it is strongly
         requested to satisfy yourself with  one mode  contact  in order  to
         please the pushing crowd". QSL via NI5DX.
9X     - Harald, DF2WO will be active as  9XB954 (quite an unusual callsign)
         from 3 February to 11 March during his stay in Kigali, Rwanda. QSL
         via M0OXO's OQRS (
D4     - Larry, OH5XP and  Zaba, OH1ZAA  have been  active as  D4X from  Boa
         Vista (AF-086), Cape Verde since 30 Novmber, and will remain  there
         until 5 December. QSL via OH6GDX. [TNX The Daily DX]
E4     - Active from  Jericho, Palestine will be  Bodo, DF8DX as E44QX (8-12
         December) and  Herman, DL2NUD as E44HP (8-18 December).  Expect EME
         activity on 23, 13 and 9cm,  but Bodo will also operate  CW only on
         the HF bands. QSL via home calls (for E44QX also via LoTW and  Club
         Log's OQRS).
H44    - Remo, HB9SHD will be active style as  H44QQ from  Uepi, New Georgia
         Islands (OC-149) during December.  He will be QRV holiday style  on
         40,  20, 15 and 10  metres; apparently he  is particularly fond  of
         digital modes. QSL via home call.
HA     - Radioclub Bajcsy will be operating special event station HG0IDPD on
         3 December in connection with the United Nations  International Day
         of Persons with Disabilities. An OQRS for bureau cards can be found
         on; traditional cards should be sent
         direct to HA5MA.
J6     - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition group, which specializes in
         100 watt or less  low  power  radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable
         antenna systems, will be active  again from  St. Lucia (NA-108)  on
         4-12 December.  Look  for  J68HF (W6HFP),  J68FF (W3FF),  J6/K0BBC,
         J6/KI8R, J6/KO7M, J6/W6LDX, J6/W6PNG and J6/WJ1B to operate CW, SSB
         and digital modes on 160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW  or direct  to home
         calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA_ant - Yath, JG2MLI will be active as 8J1RL and 8J60JARE (special callsign
         for the 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition) from the Syowa
         Station on East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica between 1 January
         2017 and 20 January 2018. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
         on 40-10 metres. QSLs via the JARL bureau or direct to JG2MLI. [TNX
         DX World]
KP2    - Look for KP2/AA4W, KP2/KE4AL (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call),
         KP2/N8WD (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call) and WP2/K4ZGB to  be
         active  with  multiple  stations  from  St. Croix,  Virgin  Islands
         (NA-106) on 6-14 December, including  participation in the  ARRL 10
         Meter Contest.
OH     - Once again Santa Radio, OF9X (Old Father Nine Xmas) will be  active
         on 1-31 December to  "promote the  Christmas  spirit  on the  radio
         spectrum".  QSL via OH2BH and  Club Log's OQRS.  There  are  twelve
         "elves"  operating  OF9X,  and  they  indicate  themselves  with  a
         3-letter identity: ART (OH2KW Arto), ATU (OH2FB Arttu),  JYR (OH2KM
         Jyri),  LAK (OH2LAK Erik),  MAR (OH2BH Martti),  NIK (OH2GEK Niko),
         PAU  (OH5BQ Pauli),  PEK (OH2TA Pekka),  PER  (OH2BEE Pertti),  RAI
         (OH2BCI Raimo), SIM (OH2PM Pertti) and TOM (OH6VDA Tom).  Work OF9X
         on as many bands and modes as possible to earn QSO points, and work
         as many elves  as possible  to get multipliers,  and  "your efforts
         will be rewarded by Santa Awards" - see
         for complete information. [TNX OH2BH]
PY     - A team of seven operators (PU2KFL, PU2LEW, PU2UTY, PY2ALC,  PY2GTA,
         PY2HP and PY2XIZ)  will  be  active as  ZV2CV from  Ilha das Couves
         (SA-028) from around 11 UTC on 7 January until around 14 UTC on the
         8th. The plan to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on  80, 40,  20,
         15 and 10 metres.  QSL  via  PY2XIZ,  direct  or  bureau.  Realtime
         logsearch at
S5     - Special event station S509PMC is active until 8 January to  promote
         the PMC  Contest,  sponsored  by  the  Radio  Club  Slovenj  Gradec
         (S59DCD). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via the  bureau
         and eQSL; direct cards via S50X.  The International Association  of
         Peace Messenger Cities was established in  1988  to  recognize  and
         encourage  the  role and  responsibility  cities have in creating a
         culture  of  peace.  The  PMC Contest, promoting  contacts  between
         stations located in  the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of the
         world, will be held on 7-8 January (see
UN     - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the independence of  Kazakhstan
         (16 December 1991), a large number of UP25 callsigns will be active
         on 1-31 December.  See for logsearch
         and information on the  award.  QSL for  UP25CWA,  UP25ECA,  UP25I,
         UP25J,  UP25KZ,  UP25L,  UP25LL,  UP25LW,  UP25M,  UP25N,  UP25NFD,
         UP25NR,  UP25NWA,  UP25O, UP25OGA, UP25P,  UP25PA,  UP25TX,  UP25Z,
         UP25ZA,  UP25ZAF, UP25ZF and UP25ZWW  via RW6HS, direct only.  [TNX
VK9N   - Matt, VK1MA will be  active  holiday  style  as VK9NM  from Norfolk
         Island (OC-005) on  19-26 December.  "As a keen participant in  the
         SOTA (Summits On The Air) programme", he says,  "I am intending  to
         activate Mt Bates several times during my visit". QSL via LoTW and
         eQSL only.
ZC4    - Steve, G0SGB  will  be  active  as  ZC4SB from  "various locations"
         within  the  U.K. Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus (AS-004)  on 11-25
         January. He will operate SSB and CW mainly on 80, 40 and 20 metres.
         QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Once again  Peter, HA3AUI  will  be active  as  6W2SC from
Senegal and J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau between approximately 20 January  and 5
March.  He  will operate  mainly CW on  20-10 metres.  Some IOTA  and/or WFF
activities as 6W2SC/p are  being  considered.  QSL via  HA3AUI (direct)  and
LoTW, logsearch on Club Log and [TNX NG3K]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

6V1IS/P ---> The two recent 6V1IS/p operations have been  approved for  IOTA
credit.  Activity took place  from the  islands  of Ngor  (from 16 UTC on 10
November to 9 UTC on the 12th) and Goree  (from 21 UTC on 12 November to  13
UTC  on  the  14th);  both  count  for  IOTA group  AF-045.  QSL via IK7JWX;
logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
1 December, is available at  The
information is derived  from  QSOs  uploaded  to  Club  Log  (currently  394
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

H44MS ---> Bernard, H44MS (DL2GAC) has been on Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon
Islands for five weeks now [425DXN 1330], and will remain there until 10 May
2017. He operates SSB only on 160 and 80 metres with a vertical antenna left
Behind  by H44GC, on  40m with  an  inverted  dipole,  and on 20-10m  with a
4-element beam. The local noise is constantly very high,  and he is  looking
for a better QTH outside the capital city of Honiara. QSL via DL2GAC, direct
or bureau. [TNX DL2GAC]

QSL VIA DJ4EL ---> Markus, DJ4EL has uploaded to Club Log and activated  the
OQRS for the  following  operations:  5Z4/DJ4EL (October 2014, IOTA AF-040),
DD4T  (June 2012,  IOTA EU-127),  SV8/DJ4EL  (March 2013 and July 2016, IOTA
EU-158),  TA0/DJ4EL (March-April 2015,  IOTA AS-201),  V31ME (January 2011 &
January 2013, IOTA NA-073 and NA-123), VP9/DJ4EL (October 2013, IOTA NA-005)
and XE1/DJ4EL (December 2010-January 2011 and December 2014-January 2015).

VU7MS ---> Manoj, VU2CPL  and  Siddhu, VU3NXI  were  active  as  VU7MS  from
Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Islands (AS-011) between 13.22 UTC on 29 November and
23.40 UTC on 1 December.  They operated  CW and  SSB on  40, 20, 17  and  15
metres, and made 3,333 QSOs.  QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS;  traditional
paper cards via VU2CPL.

QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  3B9HA,  3DA0NJ,  3XY1T,  4S7AB,
5A1AL,  5H3DX,  5T5AI,  9J2BO,  AT2SL  (AS-176),  CE0Y/JA0JHQ,  CY9C,  D66D,
DL0KWH/p (EU-129), DS5DNO/p (AS-081), E41MS, EH0P, EK7DX, EP2A, EX8M, FG1GW,
GB0MGY, K9AJ/VY0 (NA-159), KD6WW/VY0 (NA-159 & NA-196),  OC4WW, OJ0DX, OX3LX
(NA-134), R23RRC (AS-091), R3CA/0 (AS-038, AS-070, AS-152, AS-163,  AS-164),
R3CA/8,  R3CA/9 (AS-005, AS-068, AS-104),  RI1C/p (EU-133),  RI1FJ (EU-019),
RK1O/p (EU-161), SV5/SM8C, T2R, T32SB, T88AT,  TL0A,  TZ4AM,  UA2F,  UE23RRC
(AS-142), V26K, V3A, V47JA,  V5/DL3DXX, VE2IM,  VI6DH400 (OC-206),  VK5MAV/6
(OC-266), YN2N, ZY8M (SA-045).
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