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425 DX News #1345
11 Feb 2017

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
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3X     - 3XY3D is the callsign issued for Alain, F5OZC and  Sebastien, F8DQZ
         to use during  their  operation from  Kassa Island (AF-051), Guinea
         [425DXN 1344]. They expect to remain there until 26 February,  with
         activity on 40-10 metres mainly CW. QSL via F5OZC. [TNX DX World]
5U     - The 5U5R DXpedition team  now includes  EA2RY, EA1SA, EA5KM, EA5RM,
         EA7AJR,  EA7KW,  F9IE,  HK6F,  IK5RUN, IN3ZNR  and K3LP.  They will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres metres with at least four
         stations on 9-20 March.  QSL via EA5RM and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS
5X     - Jonathan, KK7PW will be active as 5X1O from Uganda from 21 February
         to 7 March. He will operate CW, SSB, WSPR and possibly  JT65 on 40,
         20, 15 and 10 metres, typically during the local early mornings and
         late evenings. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
8P     - Bob, G3PJT will be active as 8P9IF from  Barbados (NA-021)  on 7-13
         March. He will operate mainly CW  and will participate  in the RSGB
         Commonwealth (BERU)  Contest (11-12 March).  Outside the contest he
         will be QRV holiday style  especially on 30, 17 and 12 metres.  QSL
         via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
9M0    - Hrane, YT1AD and  a large  team (AD6E, DU1UD, HL5FUA, K6MKF, K6SZR,
         K9JM, N6TQS, VK3FY, VK3GK,  YT3W, ZL3WW and  several  9M6 operators
         "from Kota Konibalu") will be  active as  9M0W (requested callsign)
         from  Layang Layang, Spratly Islands (AS-051) for  8-10 days during
         the "first part of December".  More information is expected  in due
         course. [TNX YT3W]
CE     - A team  from  Radio Club de los Andes  and  the  North Patagonia DX
         Group will  be  active as  XR5M  from the  Chilean  island of Mocha
         (SA-061) on  8-13 March.  They  will operate  SSB and CW on  the HF
         bands   and   6   metres.    QSL   via   IK2DUW   and   LoTW.   See for more information. [TNX]
CT9    - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR  and  Hardy,  DL3KWF  will  be  active  as
         CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF  from Madeira (AF-014) from 9 March to  5
         April. They plan to operate mostly CW with a focus on  12,  17  and
         30 metres.  Look for  them daily after 16 UTC.  Also, they have got
         the  permission  to use 60m, and  will be  QRV there  late in their
         evenings.  QSL  via  home  calls (bureau preferred), LoTW and eQSL.
         Email requests for bureau  cards can be sent to dl3kwr[@] or
         dl3kwf[@]  respectively. [TNX DL3KWF]
D4     - Girts, YL2KL will be  active  as  D4Z from  the  Monteverde Contest
         Club's  station ( on  Sao Vincente Island  (AF-086),
         Cape Verde on 13-20 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW
         Contest as D4C. QSL both callsigns via LoTW and eQSL, via bureau to
         IK2NCJ  or  direct  to  Monteverde  Contest Club,  6963 Pregassona,
DU     - Jacek, SP5APW will  be  active  as  DU9/SP5APW from  Siargao Island
         (OC-235) on 9-16 May. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres.  QSL via home
         call. [TNX DX World]
FG     - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from  Guadeloupe
         (NA-102) from 24 February to 26 March.  He will operate SSB on  the
         HF bands  as  well  as JT65B  on 2m EME.  QSL via F1DUZ, direct  or
FS     - David, F8AAN will be active as FS/F8AAN from  Saint Martin (NA-105)
         from 17 February  to  10 March.  He will operate  CW only  on 40-10
         metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX World]
HB0    - A team from the Stirling District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) and
         the GMDX group will be active as HB0/GM4UYE from  Liechtenstein  on
         1-6 June. Five operators will be active on  80-6 metres CW, SSB and
         Digital  modes.  QSL  via M0OXO's  OQRS  (; any
         money raised will be donated to charity. [TNX DX World]
HK0    - Will, AA4NC will operate CW, RTTY and SSB as  5K0N from  San Andres
         Island   (NA-033)   from   12  February  to   8  March,   including
         participation in the  ARRL DX CW and SSB  contests  with the  5J0NA
         team [425DXN 1341].  QSL 5K0N via LoTW or  direct to AA4NC.  During
         the first  two weeks  he will  be  joined by  Ron, AA4VK, who  will
         operate SSB as AA4VK/HK0. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HL     - Taka,  JA8COE  will  be  active  as  HL4/JA8COE  from  Cheju Island
         (AS-026) on 8-11 March. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB mainly  on
         40-17 metres.  QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau;  OQRS on Club
         Log. [TNX]
JA     - Look for JF3ELH/6 to be active from the Okimawa Islands (AS-017) on
         23-28 February. He will be QRV from three different islands in  the
         same IOTA group: Kume (23-24 February), Tonaki (25-26 February) and
         Okinawa  Honto  (27-28 february).  QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX]
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT ( will be  active  as
         JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara  on 7-10 March.  He will
         operate CW, SSB  and digital modes  on 160-10 metres.  QSL via home
         call,  direct or  bureau;  logsearch  on Club Log  and updates  via
         Twitter (@jd1bly). [TNX NG3K]
PJ2    - Look for  PJ2/OE3GEA  to  be  active  holiday  style  from  Curacao
         (SA-099) from 18 February to 1 March.  He will operate  CW only  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via OE3GEA, direct or bureau. [TNX]
PJ6    - Jeff, NM1Y is on Saba Island (NA-145) and plans  to participate  in
         either the CQ WPX RTTY and the ARRL DX CW contests as PJ6T (QSL via
         LoTW). Outside the  contests  he  will be active  holiday  style as
         PJ6/NM1Y (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call) on 80-10 metres SSB,
         RTTY and CW. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV5    - Stathis, SV5DKL and Panos, SV2DSJ will participate in the CQ WW 160
         Meter SSB Contest (24-26 February) as SX5R from  Rhodes, Dodecanese
         (EU-001).  QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL  or via SV5DKL. [TNX
T8     - Noboru, JH1OLB will be active as  T88DT from  Koror (OC-009), Palau
         on 17-21 February.  "Possible operation  modes" are  SSB, CW, RTTY,
         PSK31, SSTV and JT65A on 160-6 metres, depending on conditions. QSL
         via JH1OLB, direct or bureau. Neither eQSL nor LoTW will be used.
TI     - Marta HA9WM and  Chris HA5XA (HA5X)  will be  active holiday  style
         from Costa Rica between  15 February and 1 March.  They will be QRV
         as  TI6/HA9WM  and  TI6/HA5X from  Puerto  Viejo de  Talamanca, and
         TI7/HA9WM and TI7/HA5X from Tilaran. [TNX The Daily DX]
TU     - TU7C is the callsign  issued to the  Radio-club  de Provins'  large
         team for their 9-19 March DXpedition to Grand Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire
         [425DXN 1341].  Fifteen operators  will be QRV on  160-6 metres CW,
         SSB, RTTY and PSK with five stations (one for CW,  two for SSB, one
         for digital  modes  and one for 6m).  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS  and
         LoTW; traditional cards should be sent to F1ULQ (direct or bureau).
         See  for  more   information   and
         updates. [TNX F5NQL]
UA     - The "Arctic's Legends"  expediton  is set  to start on  14 February
         [425DXN 1333], but the  IOTA activations  are expected  to begin in
         early March.  Plans are  for RT9K/9 to be  QRV from  Helland-Hansen
         Island (AS-054) on 1-5 March,  Tyrtov Island (AS-121) on 6-9 March,
         Nansen Island (AS-104) on 10-14 March and the  Scott Hansen Islands
         (AS-068) on 16-20 March.  Actual dates will  depend on weather  and
         ice conditions. Three stations are expected to operate  CW, SSB and
         digital modes  on  40-10 metres.  The expedition will  end in  late
         March.  QSL via RX9KM; four  separate  Club Log entries  have  been
         created  and  the OQRS  will be  enabled in due course.  Follow the
         expedition progress on
UA     - Russian Robinson Club's members  Aleksandr RA3AV,  Yuri UA0KBG  and
         Victor UA3AKO will be active  as R71RRC  from  Arakamchechen Island
         (AS-071) for 5-7 days  between 7 and 17 April.  Dates are tentative
         and will depend on local  conditions.  Plans are to operate CW  and
         SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metrees with two stations. QSL via UA3AKO,
         direct or bureau; OQRS on Club Log.  See  for
         more  information.  This IOTA  group was  activated only twice,  by
         4K4/EK0AK (1990) and UA0KAP/A (1991).
UA_ant - Oleg, ZS1OIN  has  left  the  Russian Antarctic  base  Molodezhnaya
         (RI1ANA) [425DXN 1337] and is now expected  to be active as  RI1ANN
         from the Progress station until 22 February.  QSL via ZS1OIN.  [TNX]
VK     - The  Darwin Amateur Radio Club  will be  active as  VI8BOD from  18
         February to 28 March to mark the  75th anniversary  of the  Bombing
         of  Darwin   during   World   War   II.   QSL   via   M0URX's  OQRS
         ( for direct and bureau cards.
VK     - Craig, VK5CE will be active as  VK5CE/7 from  Bruny Island (OC-233)
         on 22-23 April. "Based on current band conditions",  he anticipates
         operating mainly on 40 and 20 metres SSB, with some activity on 30m
         PSK63  ("I find this better  than RTTY for  weak signals")  and 17m
         SSB. QSL via Club Log's OQRS;  traditional cards  via VK5CE, direct
         or bureau.  See  for more information.
         [TNX VK5CE]
VP5    - Look for  VP5/K0PC and  VP5/AC0W to be active  from  Providenciales
         (NA-002), Caicos  Islands  on 15-22 February.  QSL via  home calls,
         Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.  They will participate in the  ARRL DX CW
         Contest as VP5K (QSL via K0PC, LoTW and Club lOg's OQRS). [TNX The
         Daily DX]
XE     - Celebrating  the  spring  equinox,  which was  important  in  Mayan
         culture, a group of operators will  be active as  6E3MAYA on  18-21
         March from different archaeological sites in the Mexican states  of
         Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo.  The activity
         will be on  80-6 metres SSB, CW, digital modes  and satellite.  QSL
         via XE3N and LoTW. [TNX XE3N]
ZF     - Scott, KA9P as ZF2SC and Ron, W9XS as ZF2FB will be active from the
         Cayman Islands  (NA-016)  on  22-28 February.  They will be QRV  on
         40-15 metres and satellite. QSLs via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

AFRICAN TRIP ---> Eric, SM1TDE will be active as 9X2CW from Rwanda on  17-22
February, and as 5X8EW  from  Uganda on  23-26 February.  He will operate CW
only on 40-10 metres.  QSL via SM1TDE  and logsearch  on Club Log.  [TNX The
Daily DX]

INDIAN OCEAN TRIP ---> Chris VK3FY,  Lee VK3GK,  Tony VK3TZ and  Dindo DU1UD
will  be  active as  VK9XI  from  Christmas Island (OC-002) on  2-10 October
(Oceania DX SSB Contest included), and as  VK9CI  from  the  Cocos (Keeling)
Islands (OC-003) on  10-17 October (Oceania  DX CW Contest  included).  They
will operate  SSB, CW and RTTY  on 160-10 metres,  with two stations  and  a
focus on the lower bands.  There may  be some 6m  activity as well.  QSL via

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  January  2017  issue   is  now available  for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

HAMALERT ---> Created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM), HamAlert  "is a system that
allows you  to get  notifications when  a  desired station  appears  on  the
Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster". You can receive alerts
via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST; spots can be filtered and
the number  of alerts  can  be limited.  See  for
complete information.

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 9th South American Lighthouses Weekend  will  be
held on 17-19  February.  Details,  including  a  listing  of  participating
stations, can be found at

QSL 5A1AL & 5A1A ---> Abubaker (5A1AL) has  announced that  "the QSL process
for both call signs 5A1AL and 5A1A  will be  taken  over by  myself starting
from 11th of February 2017". Abubaker is going to upload his log to Club Log
and enable the OQRS.  W5UE will forward to  Abubaker all direct QSL requests
received after 10 February.

WRTC 2022 ---> Italy is stepping forward as a potential candidate country to
host  the  World Radiosport Team Championship 2022:  The
petition has gathered 350+ signatures from 25 different countries so far.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/DJ7RJ,  3B9FR,  3DA0AY,  3W2R,
3W3MD,  4O/KC0W,  5H1WW (AF-032),  5T5TI (AF-050),  6Y4K,  7P8EUDXF,  8Q7SP,
9G5AM, 9H5BZ, 9M8K, A45WH, A70X (AS-088),  BG5BWZ (AS-141), DU1IST,  DU1UD/p
(OC-126), E44CM, E51DWC, EK4JJ,  ER4A,  FJ/KO8SCA,  FP5BZ,  FS/N9TK,  FT4JA,
H40GC, H44GC, HK1X, HP3SS,  J3/VE7ACN (NA-147),  JY9FC, KL7SB, LU1ZI,  MD7C,
TK/S53F, TL0A,  TM1LH (EU-094),  TO5FP,  TX8F, V63AVO,  VP5/VE7ACN (NA-003),
VP6AH,  VP6J, VU2GSM,  VU7MS, XT2AW,  XU7MDC, XW1IC,  YB16T (OC-237),  YE1R,
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