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425 DX News #1346
18 Feb 2017

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

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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

3W     - Wolfgang, DL5MAE will be  active holiday  style as  3W2MAE from Mui
         Ne, Vietnam on 19-25 February. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
         [TNX DX Newsletter]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV  ( is  again planning  to be
         active as A35JP/p from Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) between  22 and 28
         March. Last year his flight was cancelled, but  this time transport
         will be  provided  by  the Tongan Navy.  In his spare  time he will
         operate CW and SSB on 40-6 metres, running 100 watts into verticals
         and VDA.  On his way back he might be active  for a  few days  from
         Niuatoputapu (OC-191).  QSL via JA0RQV, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
         Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
C6     - M1ACB, M0VFC and M0IDA will be active as C6APY from  Little Harbour
         Cay  (NA-054),  Bahamas  starting  around   4 March,  depending  on
         weather. They will have three stations running 100  watts with most
         of their activity on 40-15 metres SSB and CW. Plans are  to be  QRV
         until 10 or 11 March. Q SL  via M0OXO's  OQRS (
         and LoTW; traditional cards via M0OXO (direct only). [TNX M0OXO]
CO     - The Havana Contest Group will be active as T42A from the University
         of Informatics Sciences in La Habana on 24-26 February.  There will
         be four stations active on various bands and modes.  QSL via RW6HS.
         [TNX CO2AME]
EA8    - Tom, DL7UZO will be active as EA8/DL7UZO from Fuerteventura, Canary
         Islands (AF-004) from 25 February to 11 March. Plans are to operate
         from different WFF areas and lighthouses - see
         for detailed  information and  direct link to  Club Log's logsearch
         and OQRS. [TNX]
FG     - Gildas, F6HMQ  and  Michel, F6GWV will  be active  as FG/F6HMQ  and
         FG/F6GWV from  Guadeloupe (NA-102) from  24 February  to  13 March.
         They will participate in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest as TO3Z.  [TNX DX
I      - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Insubria Radio (IQ2IR), special
         callsign IR2XIR will  be  used at  various  times during 2017.  The
         first activity will be on 20-26 February for the Antarctic Activity
         Week  (see  below).  QSL  via  Club  Log's   OQRS  or  via  9A8MDC.
         See  and  for  information  on  other
         activity dates and the X Anniversary Award.
KG4    - Don, W4ZYT will be active  as KG4ZK  from  Guantanamo Bay  on 17-24
         February, ARRL DX DX Contest included. QSL via W4ZYT and LoTW. [TNX
         The Daily DX]
KH0    - JA1NVF is  active  as  N0J  from  Tinian, Northern  Mariana Islands
         (OC-086) until  20 February.  He operates mainly  SSB with some CW.
         QSL via JJ2VLY. [TNX NG3K]
KP2    - John, KK9A will be active again as WP2AA from  St. Croix, US Virgin
         Islands (NA-106)  from  27 February to 6 March.  He will operate CW
         and SSB on 160-10 metres, and will  participate in the  ARRL DX SSB
         Contest. QSL via WD9DZV. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PA     - Commemorating  Lord Baden-Powell, founder  of the  Scout  Movement,
         Dutch  special  event  station  PA2017BP will  be  active  from  17
         February to 20 March. QSL via PA3EFR.
PJ4    - K2NG, NA2AA, K3SW along with PJ4LS and  PJ4DX  will participate  in
         the  ARRL  DX SSB Contest  as  PJ4G (QSL via WA2NHA and LoTW)  from
         Bonaire (SA-006). Before and after the contest, between  25 February
         and 11 March, look for activity by PJ4/K2NG, PJ4/K3SW and PJ4/NA2AA
         (QSL via LoTW or direct to home calls). [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Brazilian stations participating in the  South American Lighthouses
         Weekend   (17-19  February)  include   PT5D  from  Arvoredo  Island
         (SA-027),  PW5T from  Santa Catarina Island (SA-026) and  ZV1M from
         Jurubaiba Island (SA-029). QSL via operatr's instructions.
S2     - Yuris, YL2GM and  a large team (US7UX, UT7UJ,  UT7UV,  YL2KA, YL3CW
         and  possibly others) will  be  active  as  S21GM  and  S21KW  from
         Kuakata, Bangladesh on 15-27 March.  They will operate CW, SSB  and
         RTTY   on   160-10  metres  with  four  stations.  Owing  to  local
         regulations,  S21GM  will  be used  during  the first  half of  the
         DXpedition, and S21KW during the second half.  Please refrain  from
         working the second callsign on the same bands and  modes  you  have
         already worked the first one.  QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct and
         bureau)  or  via YL2GN (direct and bureau);  the full logs will  be
         uploaded to LoTW three months after the end of the expedition. See for more information.
V2     - Babs, DL7AFS and  Lot, DJ7ZG  will be  active  again as  V21ZG from
         Antigua (NA-100) from 28 February to 26 March.  They will be QRV on
         80-6 metres SSB and digital modes, and  will  also  give 60m  a try
         (5357 kHz,  PSK and SSB).  QSL  via  DL7AFS, direct  or bureau, and
         LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
VP2M   - Charlie, K1XX will be  active  as  VP2MMF from  Montserrat (NA-103)
         from 25 February to 5 March.  He will operate CW and SSB  on 160-10
         metres, and will  participate in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest.  Outside
         the contest  he will  focus on  the low bands CW.  QSL via K1XX and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT     - Elvira, IV3FSG will be  active as  XT2SE from  Ouagadougou, Burkina
         Faso from  17 February  to  13 March.  In her spare  time she  will
         operate  SSB, RTTY and  PSK31 on  80-10 metres.  QSL via Club Log's
         OQRS or IK3GES.
UA     - Special  event  stations  R108M  (QSL via RK3LC),  R12APR  (QSL via
         R3LO),  R1934G  (QSL via R3LC) and  RG61PP  (QSL via RZ3LC) will be
         active from 1 March to 30 April to commemorate the 56th anniversary
         of Yuri Gagarin's first manned  flight  into outer space  (12 April
         1961). See for  complete  information on  the event,
         online logs and the relevant awards. [TNX R3LO]
UA     - The website  for  the  RI0LI DXpedition  to  Leont'yeva, one of the
         Medvezh'i Islands (AS-022) [425DXN 1343], is now up and  running at Plans are for three operators (R2DG, R7AA and UA6EX)
         to be QRV on 24-31 July  (IOTA Contest included) with  two stations
         on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres CW and SSB. On their way back they will
         stop and be active  as  RA70AA  from  GUSMP Island (AS-070) on  1-3
         August. Actual dates will depend on weather  and local  conditions.
         QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via R7AA (direct or bureau).

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

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the 14th Antarctic Activity Week will be held on  20-26  February.  The
aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide interest in  the  Antarctic
continent. Special callsigns (QSL via operator's instructions) are  expected
to be aired during this year's AAW from the following countries:
Australia        VK2ANT
Austria          OE88WAP, OE89ANT, OE90AAW
Canada           CF7AAW/1
England          GB0ANT
France           TM14AAW, TM14WAP
Netherlands      PA6ANT, PH17ANT
Poland           HF0A
Spain            AO1WAP, AO3ANT, AO4HAG, AO5ANT, AO5WAP, EG1WAP, EG5ANT,
                 EG5WAP, EH5ANT, EH5WAP
USA              K4A
Complete information on the AAW can be found at

ARRL DX CW CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is  for W/VE amateurs  to work
as many stations in as many  DXCC Entities  as possible  on the 160, 80, 40,
20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations  (also including KH6, KL7, CY9
and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs in  as many of the  48 contiguous states
and provinces  as possible  (see for  complete  rules).
This year's event  will run from  00.00 UTC on 18 February through 23.59 UTC
on the 19th.  Do  not forget  to give a  look  at  the  Announced Operations
listing  maintained by  Bill, NG3K at - good
contest to you all!

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3G1D        XQ1FM       DU2/JA1PBV  JA1PBV      P49MR       VE3MR
3XY3D       F5OZC       DU3LA       W3HNK       P49X        W0YK
4JT4K       4K4K        E51ADD      K7ADD       PA160HZ     PA5V
4M1K        OH0XX       EG4UUD      EA4URA      PA17CC      PA7HPH
4M4C        YV4YC       EG8WRD      EA8URA      PB44FF      PH0NO
4S7DLG      DK8ZZ       EH5EAR      EA5AG       PC55C       PD7YY
4U7FOC      S57DX       EV90DOSAAF  EU1EU       PD38EU      PD5MVH
4V1G        W3HNK       EX8VM       RW6HS       PJ4D        W3HNK
5B4ALX      IZ4AMS      EY8MM       K1BV        PJ6T        NM1Y
5B4AMM      UT5UDX      GB952MT     M0WAG       PJ7AA       AA9A
5C28UA      EA7FTR      H44LG       JE1LGY      R1989A      UA4AJD
5J0NA       LW9EOC      HC1WBT      W0OR        R2017M      RK3AW
5K0N        AA4NC       HC2AO       RC5A        R80RTL      UA3RF
5Z4/DL2RMC  DL1RTL      HL5KY       W3HNK       RI1ANN      ZS1OIN
6E0C        XE1EE       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       RM94AE      RQ7L
6W2SC       HA3AUI      II3CV       IK3HHX      T88WJ       JS3LSQ
6Y2T        VE3DZ       IR9RW       IT9TQH      TC2C        TA1HZ
7P8EUDXF    HA5AO       IY4FGM      I4KMW       TI4VAA      EA5IDQ
8P0P        W0SA  [b]   IY7GMB      HB9ARS      TY2AC       IZ1BZV
8P0P        W3HNK [d]   J42P        SV2BXA      TY2BP       IK2IQD
8P1W        KU9C        J62DX       EB7DX       TZ4AM       W0SA
8P50B       KU9C        KG4AW       KG9LB       UE28AFG     RZ3QWW
8P9NX       W0SA  [b]   KG4DY       KE4KDY      V26M        W3HNK
8P9NX       W3HNK [d]   KG4WV       W4WV        V31AT       K5PI
9H2017EU    9H1SP       L77D        LU6DC       V31GW       DK9GG
9H3NH       JA0JHQ      LO7H        LU7HW       V31JZ/p     NN7A
9H3WHX      UA4WHX      LU4CJM/Z    LU4AA       V31MU       W0MU
9J2BO       G3TEV       LX4A        LX1NO       V31RF       K8NDS
9Q6BB       W3HNK       LY16W       LY5W        V31TA       EA5GL
9X2AW       M0OXO       LZ45YE      LZ1YE       V31TP       WC0W
A31MM       EA5GL       MX0YHC      2E0SDV      V31VP       WB0TEV
A5A         JH1AJT      N0J         JJ2VLY      VE100VIMY/VE6 N7RO
A71YY       M0OXO       OA4GL       EA7HBC      VE100VIMY/VE7 N7RO
A91SD       A92AA       OA6Q        OE3NHW      VI50ER      VK3ER
A96A        A92AA       OE17WCB     OE7AJT      VP6EU       DK2AMM
AT2FOC      VU2PTT      OF0RJ       OH0RJ       XM1150CAN   VE1AEH
CE0Y/DF8AN  DF8AN       OF2IPA      OH4MDY      XX9D        DL4SVA
CP5HK       EA5IDQ      OJ1ABOA     OH2FFP      YB9K        HA3JB
CR3A        EA5GL       OV90EDR     OZ1ACB      ZB2TT       M0URX
CR5WWI      CT1EEB      OX5T        OZ0J        ZF2LC       W2SM
CX/N3BNA    KA2AEV      P3X         UT5UDX      ZP6/N3BNA   KA2AEV
D4Z         HB9DUR [d]  P40L        WA3FRP      ZS6CCY      K3IRV
D4Z         IK2NCJ [b]  P40LE       K2LE        ZV2C        PY2CX
DL0DFF      DL3HBZ      P40RF       KK9K        ZV2K        PY2SHF
DU1IST      JA1HGY      P40W        N2MM        ZZ2T        PY2MNL

4U1ITU     International Amateur Radio Club, Case Postale 6, 1211 Geneve 20,
5C5W       Julio Volpe O'Neil, Apartado Postal 4062, 03080 Alicante, Spain
6W4AA      Charles E. King, 767 Stonefield Ave, Charleston SC 29412, USA
9M4DXX     P.O. Box 125, General Post Office, 10710 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
AO1WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
AO3WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
AO5WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
AO6WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
AO8WRD     Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
           (Barcelona), Spain
C6ABB      Drew Scelba, 47 Hallvard Terrace, Rockaway NJ 07866, USA
C6AKQ      Bob Patten, 2841 NW 112 Terrace, Plantation FL 33323 USA
C6APX      Ivars Lauzums, 5150 Del Sol Drive, Merritt Island FL 32952, USA
C6ARU      Tim Cotton, 3170 Sussex Way, Vero Beach FL 32966 USA
C6AUM      Mike Cotton, 37 W. 21st St. Apt. 1504, New York NY 10010, USA
DK2AMM     Erno Ogonovszky, Am Steinbruch 4, 09123 Chemnitz, Germany
DL4SVA     Georg Tretow, Postfach 1114, 23931 Grevesmuehlen, Germany
EA5IDQ     Jose Antonio Senent, Apartado Postal 70, 03140 Guardamar del
           Segura (Alicante), Spain
F5OZC      Alain Rebondy, 4 rue des Violettes, 49260 Breze, France
HA3AUI     Brucker Peter, Zamardi, PF. 15, 8621, Hungary
HA3JB      Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. utca 10/A I/4, 8600, Hungary
HA5AO      Gaspar Istvan, Budapest, Rakoczi u. 85., 1196, Hungary
HV0A       Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
HV5PUL     Luca Della Giovampaola, Via Cremera 11, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
JA1PBV     Sadao Ito, 3-8-12 Baraki, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 315-0042,
JH1AJT     Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun,
           Kanagawa-ken, 259-0111, Japan
NN7A       Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert CO 81418, USA
OA4TT      John Henry, 8345 NW 66 St #B4451, Miami FL 33166, USA
OZ11A      Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark
PY0F/PP1CZ Leo Ferreira, Caixa Postal 5099, Vitoria-ES, 29045-970, Brazil
PY0F/PY2QI Erwin Hubsch Neto, Caixa Postal 260, Indaiatuba-SP, 13330-970,
S01A       Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo
           (Alava), Spain
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