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21 Jan 2017

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

4X     - Look for 4X0B to be active from the baptism  site of  Qasr al-Yahud
         on the  banks  of  the  Jordan River (Holyland square M17YN) on  28
         January. QSL via 4X6ZM. [TNX 4Z4DX]
5T     - Jean, 5T0JL (ON8RA) will be active again  (CW only) as 5T0ITU  on 1
         February. The special callsign will be used  during  ITU events, in
         this case  the  7th meeting  of  CWG-LANG (the ITU  Council Working
         Group on the use  of the  six  official  languages of  the  Union).
         5T0ITU will be QRV  on  several  other occasions  during 2017.  See for Jean's activity  calendar, and make  sure
         to comply with his operating habits. QSL direct to ON8RA.
9M2    - A team will be  active as  9M4LI from  Lalang Island (AS-072), West
         Malaysia on 3-5 February. QSL direct to 9W2NDQ.
FO/A   - Neil VA7DX, Keith VE7KW, Madison W5MJ and  Bob W5RF will be  active
         as  TX5T  (  from  Raivavae  (OC-114), Austral
         Islands from 20 February to 3 March. They will operate CW, SSB  and
         digital modes on  160-10m.  QSL via  M0URX's OQRS  (
         [TNX M0URX]
HA     - Special callsign HG14HST is  active to  promote the  14th IARU High
         Speed Telegraphy World Championship that will be held in Esztergom,
         Hungary  on  8-12 September  (see for  complete
         details). QSL via HA2NA and LoTW.
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active again from  Ecuador from  21 January to 9
         February. He will operate CW and SSB on  40-6 metres as HC1MD  from
         Tumbaco (Pichincha Province) and as HC1MD/HC2 from Ballenita (Santa
         Elena Province). QSL via K8LJG (direct) and LoTW.
J7     - David, KK4WW and Gaynell, KK4WWW will be  active as  J79WW,  J79WWW
         and J79USA from  Dominica (NA-101) from  20 January  to 1 February.
         QSLs via N4USA. [TNX DX World]
PY     - Murilo, PY2DS will be active as PR2GU from  Ilha do Guarau (SA-071)
         on 20-21 January for "just a few hours".  Expect  him to operate CW
         and SSB  on  40, 20,  15  and  10 metres.  QSL via PY2DS, direct or
UA2    - Special  callsigns  R1336FO  and  R680FBO  will be  active  from 20
         January to 20 April  for the  680th anniversary of the the  city of
         Chernyakhovsk (formerly known as Insterburg), Kaliningrad.  QSL via
         R2FBO. [TNX]
UN     - UP28UA and other twelve special callsigns representing the  various
         sports  (UP28UAS,  UP28UBA,  UP28UCL,  UP28UCS,  UP28UFS,  UP28UIH,
         UP28UNC, UP28USB, UP28USJ, UP28USK,  UP28USS  and UP28UST) will  be
         active from  28  January  to  8  February  for  the  XXVIII  Winter
         Universiade   (the  World   University  Games   organized  by   the
         International University Sports Federation) to be  held  in Almaty,
         Kazakhstan.  See  for  information  on  the  award
         programme. Paper QSLs via DL8KAC (direct); electronic  QSLs will be
         available on
V3     - Victor, WB0TEV will be active again as V31VP  from  Belize on  9-14
         February. He will operate mainly SSB and RTTY on  80-10 metres, and
         will participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest.  QSL via Club Log's
         OQRS or via home call (direct or bureau). [TNX DX World]
VE     - VY0ERC, the  Eureka  Amateur  Radio  Club  station  located  in the
         environs of the weather station on  Ellesmere Island (NA-008), will
         be active again from 22 January until early April.  "QRV time  will
         be as and when conditions allow". QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX M0OXO]
VQ9    - Steve, W3HF  will be  active as  VQ9HF from  Diego Garcia (AF-006),
         Chagos Islands on 20-27 January. He plans to operate PSK31 on 40-10
         metres in  his  spare time.  QSL via home call  (direct or bureau),
         LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Look for W2IQW and  AC0QG  to be  active  as  N5A from  South Padre
         Island (NA-092)  between  18 January  and 1 February.  This special
         callsign for promoting and participating in the  Winter  Field  Day
         (, 28-29 January). QSL direct to AC0QG.  [TNX
W      - The  "KB7QPS  Air,  Space, and  Technology  Operating  Event"  will
         "commemorate   man's  historical  milestones  in  air,  space,  and
         technology  over  the  last  400 years"  by  operating  twelve  1x1
         callsigns  during  2017.  The first  one  is  N7R  (19-23 January),
         celebrating "Three Generations of Mars Rovers"; it will be followed
         by W7J  (2-6 February)  for the  "Discovery of  Jupiter's  Galilean
         Moons".   See   for   complete
         information. QSL direct to KB7QPS.
YB     - Leo, YC9MLL will  be  active  from  Flores Island (OC-151)  [425DXN
         1339] between 18 and 25 January, and again between  21 and 24 July.
         He will operate mainly SSB on 15 metres, but he might  also give 20
         and 40 metres a try. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS ( or direct
         only (for  traditional  cards) to  Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill,
         Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom. [TNX M0OXO]
YB     - Emmanuel, F5LIT  will  be  active  as  YB9/F5LIT  from  Bali Island
         (OC-022) from 27 January to 7 February. He will operate  SSB on 20,
         17 and 15 metres.  QSL via home call  (direct only) and LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
YJ     - Rod, YJ8RN departed for Gaua (formerly known as Santa Maria Island,
         OC-104) on 18 January and  will be  working  there for a while.  He
         hopes to be QRV on 40 and 20 metres  between  6 and 9 UTC.  QSL via
         NZ4DX. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> The "Team Statement of Commitment" that can  be found
on the DXpedition's website ( reads as follows:
  A DXpedition to Bouvet is not to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and
  dangerous  place  that  demands  attention  to  safety,  serious planning,
  physical and mental endurance, time to allow for storms and rough seas and
  a team with the  right  balance of  size,  experience,  talent,  emotional
  stability and sense  of purpose.  We feel we have met  these criteria, but
  when we arrive at Bouvet, we also  need to attend  to  our obligations  to
  you,  our  financial  supporters  and  DX  audience.  How  we  meet  those
  obligations and expectations will define us as a team.
  It is our belief that, given the rarity of  this entity, we must pull  out
  all the stops.  We must utilize maximum  legal  power, the best  antennas,
  world class  transceivers, propagation  studies, the best location  on the
  island, a safe vessel and crew, highly qualified helicopter pilots and the
  complementary  resources  of  our  team.   We  will  need  near  real-time
  information flowing to us through  our extensive pilot  system, so that we
  can maximize our primary purpose - providing QSOs.
  We have a conscience.  We will not do this just for the  sake of  doing it
  and end up using a  compromised location, less  than 24/7 coverage of  all
  open bands, limited power, inefficient antennas and  insufficient  time at
  the island.  We want to do this right, and give everyone the best possible
  chance of  making the QSOs  they desire, be  they on 160,  the WARC bands,
  SSB, CW, RTTY or 6 and 2 meter EME.
  Rest assured  that  we will  do our very  best for you!  No  shortcuts  or

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

IOTA NEWS ---> "A final reminder that the last date for mailing applications
or updates to checkpoints for  inclusion in the  2017 Honour Roll  and other
performance  tables is  31 January 2017", Roger Balister (G3KMA)  posted  to on 19 January. "If postmarked after that date, they will be
processed in the  normal  way but  the  scores  will  be  held  over to  the
following year's  listing.  It is important that  participants who have  not
updated since the 2012 annual listings and wish to remain listed should make
a submission on or before  31 January 2017.  Chasers with a pending score of
more than 100 IOTAs valid for  the basic award  who have never  submitted an
application should consider entering the programme now.  The IOTA Board  has
before it a proposal to withdraw  chasers' access to records that  are being
used for essentially private benefit without any apparent intention to enter
the programme".

+ SILENT KEY + Kurt Bindschedler, HB9MX passed  away on 17 January.  Born in
1926, he was the doyen of Swiss DXers and  the first President of  the Swiss
DX Foundation. Over a 15-year span he operated multiple times as  S79MX from
the Seychelles, including activity from at that time  rare IOTA groups  such
as the Aldabra, Cosmoledo, Amirante and Farquhar Islands.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       EM500L      UR6LLC      T88HS       JA6KYU
3D2JS       WB2TJO      EN1UCF      UR7UT       T88TK       JI6BFF
3V8CB       LX1NO       FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      T88UW       JH7IPR
4K9W        DL6KVA      GB2GM       G3UCQ       T88WM       JQ6FQI
4L9M        R3XA        GB8KW       G0UKN       TM57A       F-11734
4M1K        OH0XX       HC1WDT      W0OR        TM57D       F-11734
4M4C        YV4YC       HF6ESK      SP6PWW      TM57H       F-11734
4S7KKG      DC0KK       HG14HST     HA2NA       TM57N       F-11734
7Q7BP       G3MRC       HH2AA       NR6M        UE74M       RQ7L
7U9C        SM4VPZ      HH8/N3BNA   KA2AEV      V31AX       M0URX
7X5KBS      2E0SDV      HK1MW       N2OO        V31RF       K8NDS
8Q7RB       GM4DLG      HP2/IZ2ZTQ  IZ2LSP  [d] V31VC       SP7VC
9A1957AA    9A2AA       HP2/IZ2ZTQ  IZ2ZTQ  [b] V31WO       WO9K
9H2017EU    9H1SP       HV0A        IK0FVC      V31YN       DJ4KW
9M6XRO      M0URX       J79WTA      HB9MFM      V51RJ       EA7FTR
9Q6AL       DF9TA       KC4AAA      K1IED       V51WH       DK2WH
A45WH       NI5DX       KL7SB/VP9   NI5DX       V63ARJ      JA3ARJ
A62A        A61BK       LZ114RF     LZ1YE       V63LSS      JH3LSS
A65BG       PA5M        NH0DX/NH2   JL3RDC      VE100VIMY/VE2 N7RO
A65DR       N4GNR       OF0TA       OH2TA       VE100VIMY/VE3 N7RO
A71TA       IZ8CLM      OH100FIN    OH2AP       VK3FY/DU8   M0OXO
A71YY       M0OXO       OK2RRR      OK2RZ       VP2VAW      W4KZK
A75GT       N4GNR       OM42KYSUCE  OM3CND      VP8DMH      M0PRL
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       OX90EDR     OZ1ACB      VR2USJ      JF1RCY
AU2WBR      VU2NRO      P29LL       EA7FTR      VU2RBQ      DJ9RB
CN2VB       UA4WHX      R1238M      RK3AW       W2T         KC2SWB
CO6HLP      IZ1DSH      R170VN      RW3VA       W3T         W4AAW
CX2AQ       EA5KB       R17TCNY     RN3RQ  [b]  XR7T        CE7PGO
D2XX        CT1CRS      R17TCNY     UA3RU  [d]  XT2HB       F5MVB
DC500LS     DM2AJK      R1CA/P      R1CX        XW4ZW       K1SE
DM5LUTHER   DJ6SI       R1QAP       RA1QV  [b]  YJ0WW       JA2NQG
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      R1QAP       UA1QV  [d]  ZD8KFC      N4GNR
DU1/JA3FJE  JN3VQM      R90DOSAAF   RN3RQ       ZD8SC       WB4GHY
DU1KA       NR6M        RI1ANA      ZS1OIN      ZF2LC       W2SM
E51ADD      K7ADD       RZ1CWC      RW6HS       ZF2PG       K8PGJ
E51AMF      K7ADD       SN0GKR      SP3PGR      ZS8Z        ZS1LS
E51WWA      AD7AF       SN25BWOSP   SQ4O        ZV2CV       PY2XIZ
EI55WAW     EI6AL       T88AQ       JH6WDG      ZZ8P        PT2GTI

7Y0A     Ben Lagha, 18 rue Louis Aragon, 26200 Montelimar, France
5A1AL    Randy Becnel, 243 Red Top Rd, Lumberton MS 39455-5214, USA
CE7PGO   Bruno Schulbach Flores, Casilla 631, 5312351 Osorno, X Region de
         Los Lagos, Chile
K7ADD    Bengt-Erik Norum, 16221 300th PL NE, Duvall WA 98109, USA
PJ4B     Peter Jelgersma, Noordzijde 14, 2411 RA Bodegraven, The Netherlands
PT2GTI   Roberto Franca Stuckert, SHIN QI 7 Conjunto 12 Casa 14,
         Brasilia - DF, 71515-120, Brazil
PY2XIZ   Willian Araujo Santolica, Rua Ceara 201, Cabreuva - SP,
         13315-000, Brazil
T88SM    Hakata Radio, P.O.Box 232, Hakata, 812-8799, Japan
VP8CLE   David Houlden, 29 Court Barton, Portland, DT5 2HJ, United Kingdom
VU2NRO   National Institute of Amateur Radio, 6-3-1092/93 Raj Bhawan Road,
         Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082, India
W4KZK    Charles E. Lamb, PO Box 211, Bent Mountain VA 24059, USA
ZC4DB    Dave Brooks, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AA,
         United Kingdom
ZC4JB    Judith Brooks, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AA,
         United Kingdom
ZC4SB    Steve G. Bryan, 99 Greystones Road, Whiston, Rotherham, S60 4BH,
         United Kingdom
ZS1LS    Allan Saul, P.O. Box 55206, Sunset Beach, 7435, South Africa
W0OR     Bill Dean, 8641 Sandro Road, Bloomington MN 55438, USA
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