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425 DX News #1343
28 Jan 2017

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

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

5B     - H2017PFO is a special  callsign  issued for  the period  1 January-
         31 December to the Paphos Radio Club  to celebrate Paphos  (Cyprus)
         sharing the honour  of being  the  European Capital of Culture  for
         2017 with Aarhus (Denmark). QSL via  Club Log's OQRS or  via 5B4AIE
         (direct preferred: for bureau cards, use the OQRS "bureau" option).
         [TNX 5B4AHJ]
6W     - Ron, VE3REV  moved  to  Dakar, Senegal in  August 2016, and is  now
         QRV as 6W1SU. He will be there for two or three years, and  will be
         active on 80-6 metres "phone only, but hoping to tackle  CW later".
         He asks DXers to be "tolerant, patient, polite and supportive" with
         him.   QSL  via  M0URX's   OQRS  (  and   LoTW;
         traditional cards via M0URX (direct only). [TNX M0URX]
9N     - The newly formed EI DX Group will be active as 9N7EI from Nepal  on
         8-20 March.  The  11-man  team (EI2II, EI2JD, EI4GZB, EI5GM, EI5IQ,
         EI5IX, EI6FR, EI9FBB, EI9HQ,  EI9HX and EI9KF) will  operate up  to
         five stations 24/7 on 80-10 metres CW, SSB  and digital modes.  QSL
         via M0OXO's OQRS (; traditional cards via M0OXO
         (direct only). The full log will be  uploaded to LoTW  "in a timely
         manner" after  the  DXpedition.  See  for  more
         information and updates. [TNX EI9FBB]
C6     - Bob N4BP (C6AKQ),  Tim N4UM (C6ARU) and  Mike K4RUM (C6AUM) will be
         active  from  Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco (NA-080) on  7-21 February.
         They  will  operate  mainly  CW  on  160-6  metres.  Plans  are  to
         participate  in the  ARRL DX CW Contest  as individual  single-band
         entries (on 80, 20 and 40 metres respectively).  QSL C6AKQ via N4BP
         (direct) and LoTW; QSL C6ARU via N4UM (direct, no LoTW);  QSL C6AUM
         via K4RUM (direct), LoTW and eQSL with logsearch on Club Log.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
EA9    - Look  for  Tom EA9/DJ6TF,  Sigi EA9/DL7DF,  Juergen EA9/DL7UFN  and
         Frank EA9/DL7UFR to be active  from  Melilla on  15-22 March.  They
         will  operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and  PSK31 on  160-10 metres with  two
         stations. QSLs via DL7DF, direct  or bureau, and  LoTW  "within six
         months after the DXpedition".  OQRS and further information  can be
         found on
GM     - Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club's members  G0SBN, G8YFA, GM3WOJ, M0GAE
         and M0KLO will be active as  GS0NWM from the  Isle of Mull (EU-008)
         on 21-28 April. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6
         metres. QSL via M0URX's OQRS ( and logsearch on
         Club Log. [TNX]
H40    - Stan, LZ1GC will  be  active  again as  H40GC from  Nendo (OC-100),
         Temotu Province on 3-17 October.  Activity will be on the  HF bands
         SSB, CW  and  RTTY.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),  via home
         call (direct or bureau) and LoTW.  More information  will be posted
         to [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Active from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) will be Bill W4WV as KG4WV (10-
         24 February), Jim KG9LB as KG4AW (10-24 February),  Keith KE4KDY as
         KG4DY  (10-17 February)  and  Don W4ZYT as KG4ZK  (17-24 February).
         They will operate CW, SSB, PSK  and RTTY on  160-6 metres.  QSL via
         home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PA     - Marcel, PD5MVH  will  be  active  as  PD5MVH/p from  Ameland Island
         (EU-038) from 28 January to 11 February. He will participate in the
         Black Sea Cup International (4-5 February) as PD38EU. QSLs via home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
PY     - Participating in the  9th South American  Lighthouses Weekend, look
         for ZW2R to  be  active from  Icapara  Lighthouse on Ilha  Comprida
         (SA-024) on 17-19 February.  QSL via PY2LCD, direct  or bureau, and
PY0F   - Leo, PP1CZ will  be active  again  as  PY0F/PP1CZ from  Fernando de
         Noronha (SA-003) on  3-8 February.  He will operate mainly  CW with
         some SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres, plus 6m if conditions allow. QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS or direct only to PP1CZ (neither the bureau nor
         LoTW are available). [TNX PP1CZ]
PZ     - Matt, K0BBC will be active as PZ5W from Suriname on  27-30 January.
         He will operate SSB and digital modes.  QSL via N0AT and LoTW; OQRS
         on Club Log. [TNX QRZ DX]
UA     - The Radio Marathon  "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running  until 31
         December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870M (1-10
         February) and R2017M (11-28 February).  Detailed information on the
         event and the award programme can be found at
UA     - Yury R2DG, Vasily R7AA  and Yevgeny UA6EX  will be active  as RI0LI
         from Leont'yeva, one of the  Medvezh'i Islands (AS-022) during  the
         last week  of July, followed  by a short  operation as RA70AA  from
         GUSMP  Island  (AS-070).  A website  is  under  construction.  [TNX
         Russian Robinson Club]
V3     - Art, NN7A will  be active  again as  V31JZ/p from  South Water Caye
         (NA-180), Belize on 15-21 February, including an entry  in the ARRL
         DX CW Contest. He will operate mainly CW on 160-10 metres.  QSL via
         NN7A, direct or bureau. [TNX]
V4     - Thaire, W2APF will be  active as  V47JR from  Nevis Island (NA-104)
         from  18 March  to 1 April.  He will operate  CW and  SSB on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
V5     - Georg, DD8ZX and Klaus, DJ9KM will be active again as  V5/DD8ZX and
         V5/DJ9KM from Namibia on 6-18 February. They will operate SSB, RTTY
         and PSK  on  160-10  metres, and if  possible on 6m.  Plans  are to
         participate  in  the  CQ  WW  WPX  RTTY  Contest  (13-14 February),
         possibly  as  V55V  (QSL via DJ8VC).  QSL via  V5/DD8ZX  via  DD8ZX
         (direct or bureau);  QSL V5/DJ9KM via DJ9KM (direct or bureau)  and
         LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VK9M   - Rob, N7QT and Hawk, SM5AQD  "are working  to activate  Mellish Reef
         this coming November". Plans are for eight  operators to be  active
         on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations.  Details will
         be available in due course. [TNX DX World]
VU     - Operated by  the  West  Bengal Radio  Club, special station  AU2WBR
         [425DXN 1340] is expected to remain QRV from  Sagar Island (AS-153)
         until  31 January.  QSL  via VU2NRO  (National Institute of Amateur
         Radio, 6-3-1092/93 Raj Bhawan Road,  Somajiguda,  Hyderabad 500082,
W      - Once again members of the Palos Verdes ARC will  operate as  K6PV/6
         from Santa Catalina Island (NA-066) on 23-26 February. Plans are to
         operate SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and "some satellite work"; they expect
         most activity to be on 40, 30, 20 and 17m, "but if the higher bands
         are open, we'll be there". QSL direct to K6PV. [TNX]
XE     - XF2L  [425DXN 1340]  is  confirmed  to   be  active  from  Isla  de
         Sacrificios (NA-224) during the South American  Lighthouses Weekend
         on 17-19 February.  Activity will be restricted  to daylight  hours
         only, from 15 to 22 UTC. QSL via XE1SOV;  logsearch can be found on

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

9G5X ---> The website for the 7-21 March  9G5X DXpedition  to Ghana  [425DXN
1339] can be  found  at  Six operators will  be
active on  160-10  metres  CW, SSB  and RTTY  with three  stations.  QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW; logsearch with leaderboard on Club Log. [TNX G3VMW]

AMATEUR RADIO ALGERIENS APPEAL --- > "Vlad, UA4WHX  (7V7V)  recently  got in
touch and wanted to convey to the DX world a serious problem about  to occur
within Amateur  Radio Algeriens" (ARA, the l ocal IARU member  society): see for detailed
information. So far some 90 responses to the appeal  have raised the  79% of
the target amount.

QSL CY9C ---> Bureau cards for the August 2016 DXpedition to St. Paul Island
Will  be  mailed  on  1 February.  "This is  our  closing  date  for  bureau
confirmations", the team states on their  website, "no bureau cards will  be
processed  after  that date".  Use Club Log's OQRS  (the direct link  can be
found on and request your bureau cards  "no later
than 30 January".


QSLs received direct or through managers:  5T5TI (AF-050), 5X1XA, 5Z4/DJ6TF,
5Z4/DL7KL, 7Y9GH, 7Y9LI, 7Y9OU, 7Y9SE, 7Y9TH, 8Q7SP, 9G5AM,  9N7XW, 9Q0HQ/3,
A65BP, B90IARU, C37NL, C5FUD,  CP6AA, DL800JE,  DU1UD/p, E51Q, E6AC,  H40GC,
P4/DL6RAI,  PJ2/PA3EYC,  R23RRC (AS-091),  R3CA/0 (AS-038,  AS-070,  AS-152,
AS-163, AS-164),R3CA/9 (AS-005, AS-068, AS-104)RC55YG, RW55YG, RZ55YG, S9YY,
T30COW, T31T, TI7/K4ZGB, TO5FP,  UE23RRC (AS-142), V63AJ,  VK5GR/p (OC-139),
(SA-090), ZA/ZA1P, ZD8W.
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