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7 Jan 2017

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

5R     - Look for  5R8GC (QSL via DJ6SI),  5R8UJ (QSL via DF9TM)  and  5R8UR
         (QSL via DL2SWW) to  be active  from  Nosy Be (AF-057),  Madagascar
         until 12 January.
DL     - Special callsigns DR500MLE, DR1517LU, DR5LUTHER, DC500LS, DM5LUTHER
         and DL500ML will be active throughout 2017 to commemorate the 500th
         anniversary  of  the  Protestant  Reformation  initiated by  Martin
         Luther (31 October 1517).
DU     - Dindo, DU1UD and Chris, VK3FY are active as DU1UD/p from the Lubang
         Islands (OC-126) as the 6-8 January DX8DX activity from the Calagua
         Islands (OC-202) [425DXN 1338] has been cancelled because  of heavy
         seas.  QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and bureau);  traditional cards
         should be sent to M0OXO  direct only. [TNX M0OXO]
E5_sc  - E51ADD  is  the  callsign  that  Erik, K7ADD  will  be  using  from
         Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 5-9 January and again  on
         8-18 February [425DXN 1339].Between 11 January  and  6 February  he
         will operate as E51AMF from  Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook Islands.
         See for more information.
E5_sc  - Also active from Rarotonga will be Dick, AD7AF, who will be QRV  as
         E51WWA between 9 and 26 January.  He will operate CW and SSB on 80-
         10 metres. QSL via AD7AF and LoTW.
G      - The Cray  Valley  Radio  Society  will be  active as  GB8KW on  6-8
         January, to mark the anniversary f the  founding of  KW Electronics
         Ltd in the mid-1950s by the late Rowley Shears, G8KW. Activity will
         be on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via G0UKN. [TNX M0MCV]
H4     - H44DX is the callsign used by  Darren, VK4FEDX when operating  from
         Guadalcanal  (OC-047), Solomon Islands.  He is now active as  H40DA
         from Nendo Island (OC-100), Temotu Province  until 17 January.  QSL
         both callsigns direct only to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
HH     - Dale, N3BNA and Harry, N3FMO will be in Haiti on 13-25 January  and
         might be QRV as HH8/home calls  from Jacmel, and  as HH2/home calls
         from the QTH of HH2JR during the last two days of their trip. [TNX
         The Daily DX]
OA_ssh - OA0MP will be active from the Antarctic base "Machu Picchu" on King
         George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) sometime between  9 January
         and   31 March.  Two  members  of  ANTAR  XXIV, the  24th  Peruvian
         scientific expedition to  Antarctica, will operate  the station  in
         their spare time, with main activity on  20 and 40 metres SSB.  QSL
         via OA4O.
PY     - Joao, PY2GTA will be active holiday style as  PP5/PY2GTA from  IOTA
         group SA-026 on 7-9 January.  He will operate  from the islands  of
         Campeche during the day, and Santa Catarina in the evening. QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau.
TG     - Dick, DJ2EH will  be active as  TG9/DJ2EH  from Guatemala  on 10-24
         January. He will operate CW, RTTY and some RTTY with a focus on the
         low bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA     - Moscow celebrates its 870th anniversary this year, as it was  first
         mentioned  in  historical  records  in  1147.  The  Radio  Marathon
         "Moscow-870" will run until  31 December, with  a  large number  of
         special callsigns expected to be active on all bands and modes.  On
         the air  this  month  will be  R870M (1-10 January),  R1238M (11-20
         January) and R1547M (21-31 January). Detailed  information  on  the
         event and the award programme can be found at
V3     - Rich, K8NDS will be active holiday  style as V31RF  from Placencia,
         Belize from 9 January to 6 February. He will operate SSB on  40, 20
         and 17 metres. QSL direct to K8NDS. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Fought in France in April 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge  "awakened
         a sense of national identity in Canadians" which has been described
         as "the moment when Canada leapt in spirit  from colony to nation".
         Commemorating  the  centenary of  Vimy Ridge,  VE100VIMY/VE1  (Nova
         Scotia)  and  VE100VIMY/VY2  (Prince Edward Island)  have been  QRV
         since 1 January,  and will continue  activity until  23.59 UTC on 7
         January.  The  callsign  will  then be  activated  from  the  other
         Canadian call areas, one week at a time until the end  of March  as
         08-14 Jan     VE100VIMY/VE2  Quebec
         15-21 Jan     VE100VIMY/VE3  Ontario
         22-28 Jan     VE100VIMY/VE4  Manitoba
         29 Jan-04 Feb VE100VIMY/VE5  Saskatchewan
         05-11 Feb     VE100VIMY/VE6  Alberta
         12-18 Feb     VE100VIMY/VE7  British Columbia
         19-25 Feb     VE100VIMY/VY0  Nunavut
         26 Feb-04 Mar VE100VIMY/VE9  New Brunswick
         05-11 Mar     VE100VIMY/VO1  Newfoundland and Labrador
         12-18 Mar     VE100VIMY/VY1  Yukon
         19-25 Mar     VE100VIMY/VE8  Northwest Territories
         25-30 Mar     VE100VIMY/VO2  Newfoundland and Labrador
         After the Great War, France ceded to Canada a  territory  amounting
         to 107 hectares (250 acres) at the top of the Ridge.  This space is
         now  a  Parks Canada National Historic site, and  on 1-9 April  the
         commemoration will continue there with two stations  operating  CW,
         SSB and RTTY on the HF bands.
         QSL for all callsigns via N7RO, bureau, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. A
         certificate and award program is in place, see for
VK     - VK5CE/3 will be QRV from  Gabo Island (OC-196) on  31 January and 1
         February [425DXN 1331].  Craig  will operate  SSB on 15, 17, 20 and
         40m, and  PSK63 on 30m.  An  updated  schedule  for his  operation,
         "based on current band  conditions and  theoretical forecasts", can
         be found at  QSL via Club
         Log's OQRS; traditional cards via VK5CE, direct or bureau.
VP8    - Dave, G1OCN (VP8CLE) and  his wife  Carol, 2E1DQZ (VP8DKW) will  be
         active from various  places  in the  Falkland Islands (SA-002)  for
         three weeks starting  in mid January.  QSLs direct  only to  G1OCN;
         logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
VU     - Once again the West Bengal Radio Club ( will
         provide  assistance  during the  Ganga Sagar Mela on  Sagar  Island
         (AS-153) on 9-17 January. This  is the  annual  gathering of  Hindu
         pilgrims to take a holy dip in the Ganges, where  the river  merges
         with the  Bay of Bengal.  Expect some activity on the  HF bands  as
         AU2WBR. QSL via VU2NRO.
XE     - On 28 December XF2L [425DXN 1337] was active for a few hours on  17
         metres  from  Isla de Lobos (NA-221).  Next  operations  are  being
         planned to be held  during the  South American  Lighthouses Weekend
         (17-19 February) from Isla de Sacrificios (NA-224); the  CQ  WW WPX
         SSB Contest (25-26 March) and CQ WW WPX CW Contest (27-28 May) from
         Isla de Lobos (NA-221); the IOTA Contest (29-30 July) from  Isla de
         Enmedio (NA-224); the International  Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
         (19-20 August) from  Isla de Sacrificios (NA-224).  Activities  are
         subject to weather conditions and to  obtaining the  authorizations
         from the  National Commission of  Protected Natural Areas.  QSL via
ZC4    - Judith, G4IAQ and Dave, G4IAR will be active from  Cyprus on  12-24
         January. They will be QRV as  ZC4JB and  ZC4DB from  the  Sovereign
         Base areas to which the public have access; when on other parts  of
         the island, they will use 5B/G4IAQ/p and 5B/G4IAR/p. QSLs direct to
         home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

DAYTON CONTEST DINNER ---> The  25th Dayton Contest Dinner  will  take place
on 20 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Tickets can be
purchased only via the Contest Dinner's website:

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2016  can  be  found  at  The collection  of  226  clips (MP3  format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and  semi-rare  DX.  This  makes  19
full years of sound clips available.

IOTA NEWS ---> "This message is for you if you are one of the  many  chasers
who keep an IOTA score in a 'pending application' on  the IOTA database  and
have never  made a submission",  Roger Balister (G3KMA) wrote  on  the  IOTA
website on 30 December. "The Board of IOTA Ltd has decided that it is not in
the best interest of the IOTA Programme to continue  with a situation  where
people in this category exceed by a wide margin  the number of  participants
shown in  the  annual  Honour Roll  and Annual Listing".  Read the  complete
notice  on,  along  with  the  latest  progress  report (2
January) on the Friends of IOTA appeal ("Half  a year after  our Appeal, 223
IOTA enthusiasts from 41 DXCCs  responded  generously  by donating  20,423,
putting us at 82% of the first goal of GBP 25,000 we need to achieve").

KC4/N2TA ---> This is Mike, RW1AI, operating  from  Novolazarevskaya Base in
Antarctica. He is also active as RI1AND, and expects  to remain there  until
March. QSL for KC4/N2TA via N2TA (see

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,341  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-16),  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].

SWODXA DX DINNER ---> The 32nd DX Dinner, sponsored again by  the  SouthWest
Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with  the  2017  Dayton
Hamvention, will be on Friday, 19 May  at  the  Marriott  Hotel  in  Dayton.
Dinner tickets can already be  ordered  by  going  to;
programme details and a list of the prizes will be on the  website  as  they
become available. [TNX W8GEX]

Foundation  established  the  Yasme Excellence Awards,  to be  presented  to
Individuals   who,  through  their  own  service,  creativity,  effort   and
dedication, have  made  a  significant  contribution to  amateur radio.  The
contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational
achievement, as  all  three are  necessary  for  amateur radio  to grow  and
prosper. The latest recipients, announced on 2 January, are:
* Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, in recognition of his  many innovations, such as the
  Opposite  Voltage  Feed  concept  for  amateur  radio  antennas,  and  for
  documenting his work in English to make it widely available.
* Hani Raad, OD5TE, in recognition of his work  advancing  amateur radio  in
  Lebanon and  the  Arabic  Region  and  his  efforts  related  to  the  re-
  introduction of amateur radio examinations in Lebanon.
The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation has also announced  a  number
of   supporting  grants  in  furtherance  of  its  goal  of  supporting  the
development of amateur radio:
* A further grant to the Radio Club d'Haiti for the acquisition of radios to
  be used for emergency communications
* A grant to the Mongolian Radio Sports Federation  for the  acquisition  of
  laptop computers  for  use  in  the  Federation's  High  Speed  Telegraphy
* A grant to the  Lighthouse for the  Blind  and  Visually Impaired  for the
  acquisition  of  amateur  radio  equipment  for  the  station at  the  new
  headquarters in San Francisco, California
* A grant to the Amateur Radio Society of Dominica for  the  acquisition  of
  amateur radio training materials and the donation of a transceiver, power
  supply, tuner and headset
* A grant to WRTC 2018 for the sponsorship of the Ham Widows' Ball
* A grant to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand for support of the  HS0AC
  club station
A  substantial revision of the  YASME Foundation's  website  (
has been completed. The new website contains information on Yasme's history,
past  recipients  of the  Yasme Excellence Award,  prior grants,  the  Yasme
Awards and an updated listing of eligible call signs. The website also makes
available complete copies of "The Yasme News" published in the late 1950s by
Dick Spenceley, KV4AA (SK),  all prior  Yasme press releases and information
about the  Yasme  book authored by Jim Cain, K1TN. [TNX W6SZN]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3DA0AY      ZS6AYE      EI22WAW     EI6AL       PA150N      PA9LUC
3W1T        RW6HS       EI33WAW     EI6AL       PC30EUDXF   PA1AW
3W3B        E21EIC      EI44WAW     EI6AL       PD30EUDXF   PA1AW
3Z17HNY     SP6IEQ      EI66WAW     EI6AL       PD75JEEP    PD2RKG
4K8YL       4K4K        EI77WAW     EI6AL       PF30EUDXF   PA1AW
4O7CC       UA4CC       EI88WAW     EI6AL       PG150N      PA7DA
4V1TL       W3HNK       EI99WAW     EI6AL       PH30EUDXF   PA1AW
4X6TT       N4GNR       EM90WA      UR5WA       PI35ETL     PA1CPA
5K6RM       HK6RM       EM9WFF      EA5HPX      PJ7TM       K2GSJ
5P90EDR     OZ1ACB      EO25F       UX0FF       R110B       RZ4AZ
5R8GC       DJ6SI       EO90WE      US5WE       R19KDR      RQ7L
5R8IC       F6ICX       EP2LMA      EA5GL       R870M       RK3AW
5R8SV       G3SWH       EX2V        RW6HS       RA17NY      RQ7L
5R8UJ       DF9TM       GM4FOC      G3SWH       RC17NY      RQ7L
5R8UR       DL2SWW      GS8VL       GM4FDM      RK17NY      RQ7L
5W1SA       JA1DXA      H44LG       JE1LGY      RM17NY      RQ7L
6E0C        XE1EE       H44MS       DL2GAC      RO17NY      RQ7L
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       H44SHD      HB9SHD      RT17NY      RQ7L
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      H74B        EA3BT       RU17NY      RQ7L
8Q7AZ       DL8AZ       H74WL       EA3BT       RU55IA      R2DX 
8Q7ND       LZ1COM      HA44FF      HA5OKE      RW17NY      RQ7L
9A1700SBD   9A4J        HF800O      SP6PAZ      RZ17NY      RQ7L
9A57AX      9A5AX       HG30EUDXF   HA0HW       S0S         EA2JG
9H3IT       IK4ALM      HG44FY      HA8FY       S5100SF     S59DKR
9J2BO       G3TEV       HG70RADAR   HA8KWG      S557E       S50O
9J2HN       JR2KDN      HI3DX       HI3B        S560SLODA   S59DRW
9M2/R6AF/P  R6AF        HI3K        KB2MS       S570ABC     S59ABC
9M2TO       JA0DMV      HI3Y        RW6HS       SN0ALFA     SP5KAB
9V1YC       W5UE        HS70A       HS6MYW      SN1WOSP     SP1PMY
A25SL       N4GNR       HZ1BL       IZ8CLM      SN3WOSP     SP3CGK
A31MM       EA5GL       HZ1BW       W3HNK       SP0CFF      SP2FAP
A61AS       YO3FRI      HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      SP9YFF/4    SP9WAN
A61FJ       LZ1YE       II0EUDX     IS0AGY      SU1SK       SM5AQD
A61FK       A61BK       JD1BMH      JD1BMH  [b] T88FY       JK2VOC
A61HA       A61BK       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ  [d] T88GA       JA7XBG
A61Q        EA7FTR      JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY  [d] T8CW        JA0FOX  [b]
A65DC       IZ8CLM      JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ  [b] T8CW        JH0IXE  [d]
A70X        M0OXO       JW2US       LA2US       TG9ADM      EA5GL
A93JA       KE5JA       KH2L        W3HNK       TM17PGM     F4FCE
AN5CRM      EA5URL      KH2TJ       W7TR        TM1CEZ      M0OXO
AO2016DSS   EA2URD      KP4AW       NP3IR       TY2AC       IZ1BZV
AT1BSG      VU2NRO      LA30EUDXF   PA1AW       TY2CD       N4GNR
CN2LW       HB9EOU      LM10HAM     LA2G        TZ4AM       W0SA
CN8KD       EA5XX       LM80Q       LA9VDA      TZ5XR       F5MXH
CO6LC       IZ1GDB      LM80REX     LA9VDA      V53DX       DO4DXA
CO8LY       EA7ADH      LX0RL       LX1KQ       V63AVO      JA3AVO
CP4BT       DJ2BW       LZ552SGO    LZ1KCP      V63PBL      JH3PBL
CP6CL       W3HNK       NP2J        K8RF        VE100VIMY/VE1 N7RO
CX7CO       EA5GL       NP4A        W3HNK       VE100VIMY/VY2 N7RO
D44TBT      SM5EPO      OD5ET       EB7DX       VI50DC      M0OXO
D44TVB      UA4WHX      OE30EUDXF   OE4VIE      VK2DX       W3HNK
DF0WRTC     DJ9MH       OF0RJ       OH0RJ       VK5CE/P     VK5CE
DF90KWTJ    DL2APJ      OF100FI/#   OH2BAD      VY1JA       N3SL
DL1516BIER  DK2HM       OF10A       OH1HS       W2HRU       N2MUN
DL30EUDXF   DJ6SI       OF3077F     OH3JF       XF2L        XE1SOV
DL70NRW     DK7TX       OH0Z        W0MM        XK150YUKON  KC1CWF
DM60KJN     DL3VU       OH20TAR     OH1HS       XQ6OA       CE6WUW
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      OM685RADOLA OM3CND      XV9NPS      JA2NPS [b]
DU1DL       DK2DJ       ON25CRD/P   ON4CRD      XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
DU1IST      JA1HGY      ON30EUDXF   ON6CC       XW4XR       E21EIC
DU1UD/p     M0OXO       OT50DST     ON4QM       YB9KA       HA3JB
DU3LA       W3HNK       OX5M        OZ0J        YP5XMAS     YO9FNP
DX8DX       M0OXO       OY1OF       M0URX       YV1KK       OH0XX
E77DX       E77E        OZ90EDR     OZ1ACB      YW315MCY    YV4AA
EF2AKZ      EA2URC      P49MR       VE3MR       ZL17NY      ZL1SLO
EI11WAW     EI6AL       P49X        W0YK        ZS6CCY      K3IRV

5T0JL    Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
CU6NS    Victor Silva, Rua Padre Domingues Ferreira 22, 9940-340 Sao Roque
         do Pico, Portugal
EA3BT    Josep Gibert del Pino, Carrer del Col-legi 1, 08800 Vilanova I La
         Geltru (Barcelona), Spain
H40DA    Darren Johnston, P.O. Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO QLD 4118,
H44DA    Shane Lynd, 17 Atherton Crescent, Glenden QLD 4743, Australia
H44DX    Darren Johnston, P.O. Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO QLD 4118,
HB0AFVL  Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
HG17EYOF MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27, 9027,
OX3XR    Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
XE1SOV   Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Col. Plazas
         Amalucan, 72310 Puebla PUE, Mexico
YP700CJ  Transilvania Connection, CP 168, 400750 Cluj-Napoca 1, Romania
YV50ARV  Esteban Romagni, 263 Cross Point CV, Collierville TN 38017 USA
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