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4 Mar 2017

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

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5V     - Franco, I1FQH will be active again as 5V7V  from  Kpalime, Togo  on
         4-11 March. This time he will focus on 80 and 160 metres, and  will
         not be QRV higher than on 30 metres. He will operate mainly CW. QSL
         via EA5GL.
CT8    - Jaime, CU3AK   will  be  active  as  CU8/CU3AK  from  Flores Island
         (EU-089), Azores on 3-4 March.  He will be QRV in his spare time in
         the afternoons.  QSLling instructions on [TNX Mediterraneo
         DX Club]
D2     - Eight operators will be active from  Tigres Island (AF-108, new one
         for IOTA), Angola during the  first half of June.  Complete details
         will be released in April. [TNX DX World]
DL     - Look for DB1WA, DK6HM, DL1MRD, DL4APT, DM4DL and DM5HF to be active
         as DR0F from Neuwerk Island (EU-127)  on 3-6 March.  QSL via DM4DL,
         bureau preferred. [TNX]
E5     - Frank, DJ5NQ is active  holiday style  as  E51ANQ  from the QTH  of
         E51AND on Rarotonga, South Cook Islands (OC-013) on 1-24 March.  He
         operates mainly CW.  QSL via home call, direct  or bureau.  [TNX DX
GI     - GB1SPD and GB5SPD are two special callsigns that will celebrate  St
         Patrick's Day from Northern Ireland.  QSLs direct (see  or
         via the bureau. The St Patrick's Day on the air event will run from
         12 UTC on  16 March until 12 UTC on 18 March.  More information can
         be found on
HS     - Look for E20HHK/p to be active from  Lipe Island (AS-126)  on 11-12
         March QSL via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log.
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be  active as  either  JI3DST/5 (CW and SSB)  and
         JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM) from Shodo (AS-200) on 17-21 March.  He will
         be joined by Fusao, JA5DUR, who  will be QRV  as JA5DUR/5.  QSL via
         home calls, bureau preferred.
LY     - LY27W is  active  on 1-31 March (QSL via LY5W),  and LY27A  will be
         Active  from  11 March to 11 April (QSL via LY5A) to mark  the 27th
         anniversary of  the  Act of the  Re-Establishment  of  the State of
         Lithuania (11 March 1990). [TNX NG3K]
PZ     - G4BVY, G4CLA and G4XUM are active  as  PZ5K from  Suriname  until 7
         March,  including participation in the ARRL  DX SSB  Contest.  More
         activity is expected to take place later this year.  QSL via G3NKC,
         Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
UA     - The RT9K/9 team ecountered some problems  and are  behind schedule.
         On 3 March they were making their  way to  Dikson along  the Taymir
         Peninsula.  Announced  plans  were  for the team  to  be  QRV  from
         Helland-Hansen  Island  (AS-054),  Tyrtov  Island (AS-121),  Nansen
         Island (AS-104) and  the  Scott Hansen Islands (AS-068) with  three
         stations on  40-10 metres  CW, SSB  and digital modes.  Follow  the
         expedition progress on
V6     - Kaku, JA6REX will be active  again as  V633KS from  Chuuk (OC-011),
         Micronesia from  19 March to 3 April.  He will operate CW, SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-10 metres, with a focus on Europe on the low bands. QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
VK     - Craig, VK5CE has announced that he will be active  as VK5CE/9  from
         Ashmore Reef (OC-216) for four  days between  6 and 12 November, as
         well as  from the  Rowley Shoals (OC-230) for  five days  "the week
         before that".  These island groups count  for  Australia DXCC wise,
         but were  activated only  once  for IOTA, respectively  in 1996 and
         1999. Craig plans to operate SSB and  "very slow CW" on 40, 30, 20,
         17  and  15 metres.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS (two  separate entries
         will be  created, VK5CE/9_OC216  and  VK5CE/9_OC230), or  via  home
         call. See  for  more  information
         and updates.
YS     - Martin DL5RMH and Juan TG9AJR, along with  YS1MS and other  members
         of the Club de Radioaficionados  de El Salvador, will be  active as
         YS1YS on 10-13 March. Plans are to operate SSB, CW and RTTY and  to
         concentrate on 160, 80 and 40 metres  during  the night hours.  QSL
         via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
ZF     - Colin, G4CWH  will  be  active  as ZF2CA  from the  Cayman  Islands
         (NA-016)  on  9-13 March,  including  participation  in   the  RSGB
         Commonwealth (BERU) Contest.  He will operate CW and SSB on  160-10
         metres. QSL via G4CWH and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

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

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Peter, HA3AUI [425DXN 1335] has been active as  6W2SC from
Senegal  since  17  February, and  as  J5UAP  from  Guinea-Bissau  since  25
February. During the first half of March he will remained based  in  Senegal
"with some daily trips to J5". During the second half  of the month  he will
be based in Guinea-Bissau.  QSL via HA3AUI (direct) and  LoTW, logsearch  on
Club Log and

ARRL DX SSB 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  (complete rules on  This
year's event  will  run from  00.00 UTC on  4 March through 23.59 UTC on the
5th.  Do not forget  to  give a  look  at the  Announced Operations  listing
maintained  by  Bill, NG3K at - good
contest to you all!

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> "The 2017 Honour Roll  and  Annual Listings  have been
posted on the IOTA website ( Together the two
main  listings  show  growth  of 8.4%  over the same  listings in 2016.  207
record-holders  have  scores  of 1000  or more  IOTA groups, an increase  of
11.3%, and 552 have scores of at least 750 groups, the number  required  for
the IOTA Plaque, up by 6.4%.  Scores at the  top continue  to close  with 35
record-holders  breaking through  the  1100 mark.  Congratulations  to joint
leaders 9A2AA, I2YDX and I8ACB on  1118 groups  out of a  possible 1123  and
indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in  the last year".

IREF ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) was founded in  1999
for the sole purpose of providing financial  assistance  for expeditions  to
rare  IOTA  groups (i.e. confirmed  by 15% or less of  island chasers).  The
organization is truly international in scope and a seven person Board (N5UR,
NI5DX,  W9DC, K9AJ, G3NUG,  CT1EEB and JA9IFF) decides  on grants.  IREF has
provided about $75,000 in funding  since its inception.  "IREF hasn't had to
solicit support in over a decade, but the contribution landscape seems to be
changing", IREF  President  Mike Crownover (AD5A) says, and  the  Foundation
"has recently had  to  reduce  our  grant  amounts  because  of a  shrinking
treasury". With the advent of OQRS, "it is much  easier for  individuals  to
direct their dollars specifically to expeditions they work", but when  using
OQRS, "you only  support  expeditions  you work, contributing  to  IREF  who
supports rare expeditions might provide enough support for expeditioners  to
go  to   that  next  one  you  need".   To  contribute  via  PayPal,  go  to and click on the "Join" tab. IREF is also  in need of  a
webmaster: "if you are so inclined and have the  expertise", please  contact
AD5A or AB5EB.

OH2BH'S BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR (BOTA) ---> "The OH2BH 70th Birthday Anniversary
tour was to include  ten stops.  They've taken Martti  to the countries  and
islands that once affected  him greatly  along his road  to becoming  such a
well-known figure in the  DX and  Contest communities.  But he missed one of
them. EA8BH, the Canary Islands will now be aired post festum in the ARRL DX
Contest this  coming weekend (4-5 March).  You  can complete your  BOTA hunt
with EA8BH. The list  of  2016-17  BOTA  events includes  CU2KG/CR2X, CT3BH,
OH0B,  OJ0B,  ZA/OH2BH, Z68BH/Z60A, V26BH, J70BH, OF9X  and EA8BH.  Contacts
with these ten  stops give  you  5 points  each, while working  OH2BH/OH70BH
during 2016 adds 25 points to your point account.  There is a surprise prize
for the winner and a signed certificate for high scorers". [TNX OH2BH]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,507  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].

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9FR       M0OXO       ET3AA       N2OO        R2017WG     RQ7L
3D2JS       WB2TJO      EX2V        RW6HS       R75IAS      R1AC
3D2TS       FK1TS       FG4KH       F1DUZ       R80UPOL     RW3FS
3E1L        HP1RCP      FG4NN       NI5DX       R870O       RK3AW
3V8ST       LX1NO       FM1HN       W3HNK       RA17WG      RQ7L
3W1T        RW6HS       FM5BH       W3HNK       RD0B/p      RD0B
3W2MAE      DL5MAE      FP5BZ       F5TJP       RD17WG      RQ7L
3W3B        E21EIC      FR4PV       F1UIJ       RG17WG      RQ7L
3Z75AK      SP9PGE      FT3YL       F6KPQ       RG61PP      RZ3LC
4E1ADW      9V1KG       GB4R        M0DOL       RJ17WG      RQ7L
4K9W        DL6KVA      HF0A        SP9YI       RL17WG      RQ7L
4L/4X6TT    N4GNR       HF60IU      SP2IU       RN17WG      RQ7L
4L/EA3HSO   N4GNR       HH2AA       NR6M        RN5M/6Y5    LY5W
4L1MA       ON4RU       HP3SS       AC2OV       RQ17WG      RQ7L
4M6CQ       YV6BXN      HZ1BL       IZ8CLM      RW2F        UA2FM
4V1TL       W3HNK       II1MNA      IQ1GE       RX17WG      RQ7L
4X/EA3HSO   N4GNR       II1TON      IQ1TO       SU9JG       EA5GL
4X4NJ       WA4WTG      II2ANT      IK2QPO      SX5R        SV5DKL
5H3EE       DL4ME       II3MNA      IQ3TS       T42A        RW6HS
5R8SV       G3SWH       II8POLE     IK8FIQ      T88DT       JH1OLB
6W1SU       M0URX       IR1ANT      I1HYW       TI3/N8JAJ   K8EF
6Y1M        S54G        IR2XIR      9A8MDC      TI5W        W4FS
7X2JV       SM4VPZ      IR4ANT      IU4DTT      TI8/AA8HH   K8DV
8J60JARE    JG2MLI      IR8AAW      I8QJU       TM14AAW     F8DVD
8P5A        NN1N        IS0/OM8A    OM2VL       TM14WAP     F8DHE
8P9AL       KG9N        J28PJ       F1TMY       TM40ULIS    F6CKE
8Q7HA       9K2HS       J43TR       SV3DCX      TO1A        F5HRY
8Q7LH       DK8ZZ       J5UAP       HA3AUI      TO3Z        F6HMQ
9G1SD       AB0GC       J75Y        K1LI        TO7A        UT5UGR
9H3DF       G3XTT       J79XBI      SM5DJZ      TX5T        M0URX
9H3FC       G4UDG       JW6VDA      OH6VDA      TZ5XR       F5MXH
9M4IOTA     9M2OOO      KG4ZK       W4ZYT       UK8FF       W3HNK
9Q6AL       DF9TA       KH6LC       WA6WPG      UP2L        UA9AB
9V1YC       W5UE        KH7Q        AH6NF       V21ZG       DL7AFS
9X2CW       SM1TDE      KP2M        NZ4DX       V31MA       M0OXO
A41NN       A61BK       LM80Q       LA9VDA      V31YB       N4GNR
AH2R        JH7QXJ      LM80REX     LA9VDA      V31YN       DJ4KW
AO3ANT      EA3EGB      LU1ZI       LU4AA       V3M         W0MU
AO4HAG      EA4GKV      LZ180VL     LZ1ZF       V3T         WC0W
AO5ANT      EC5EA       LZ303MA     LZ1KCP      V51WH       DK2WH
AO5WAP      EA5DM       MD2C        MD0CCE      V63SC       JM1LBO
AP2NK       W3HNK       MX0SNB      M1GEO       VE100VIMY/VE9 N7RO
C5YK        ON7YK       NP2J        K8RF        VE100VIMY/VY0 N7RO
C6ABD       HB9GIU      NP2X        K5WW        VI8BOD      M0URX
C6ANA       N5NHJ       NP3A        WD8CW       VK2ANT      VK2FR
CE0Z/DF8AN  DF8AN       NP3X        EB7DX       VK2DX       W3HNK
CE2AWW      N7RO        OC4FB       OA4O        VP2MMF      K1XX
CF7AAW/1    VE7IG       OC4FS       OA4O        VP2MVV      N2ZN
CN2FD       PD2FD       OC4PE       OA4P        VP2V/K6TOP  NR6M
CN8KD       EA5XX       OD5SK       IZ8CLM      VP5K        K0PC
CO2YT       RW6HS       OD5ZZ       NI5DX       VP5M        K4QPL
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       OE88WAP     OE3KKA      VP6EU       DK2AMM
CP4BT       DJ2BW       OE89ANT     OE3AIS      VX3100      VE3XN
CR3W        DL5AXX      OE90AAW     OE3SGA      VY0ERC      M0OXO
CT9/UA9CDC  G3SWH       OH0Z        W0MM        WP2AA       WD9DZV
CW4MAX      EA5GL       OP17HC      ON7PP       WP3C        W3HNK
CW5B        CX2ABC      P33W        UA3DX       WP3R        W3HNK
CX2AQ       EA5KB       P40R        NE9U        XF2L        XE1SOV
D44CG       SM0HCI      PA1MUC      DL3LUM      XK150YUKON  KC1CWF
D4C         HB9DUR  [d] PA2017BP    PA3EFR      XR1B        CE1ANF
D4C         IK2NCJ  [b] PA6ANT      PA3FOE      XT2SE       IK3GES
DM1517L     DL5AWI      PH17ANT     PA0RDY      XU7TZG      ON7PP
DM500RT     2E0SDV      PJ2ND       K8ND        XV1X        RW6HS
DR160TESLA  DK8ZZ       PJ2T        W3HNK       YO13IPA     YO3AS
DY1T        DU1IVT      PJ4X        K1QX        Z21GC       K3IRV
E73EPA      E73E        PJ7TM       K2GSJ       ZF1A        K6AM
E7DX        E77E        PQ7L        PT2OP       ZF2AM       K6AM
ED8URT      EA8URT      PS2T        K3IRV       ZF2FB       W9XS
EF6T        EA3AIR      PT1BR       PY4VG       ZF2MJ       N6MJ
EG1ACG      EA2FC       PT5E        PP5BLU      ZF2SC       KA9P
EG1RIO      EA1WD       PT5N        PP5RLC      ZF9CW       K5GO
EG1WAP      EA1GIB      PT6T        PY6UN       ZM1A        ZL3CW
EG5ANT      EA5KB       PW2D        M0OXO       ZM2B        ZL2BR
EG5WAP      EA5DY       PW5N        PP5VB       ZM4T        ZL3IO
EG7DCA      EA7URS      PW5T        PP5NY       ZS8Z        ZS1LS
EG8FLL      EA8URE      PX2CA       PY2VOX      ZV1M        PY1MT
EG8IND      EA8URA      PZ5K        G3NKC       ZW2R        PY2LCD
EH5ANT      EC5JC       R108M       RK3LC       ZX7DX/P     PT7ZT
EH5WAP      EA5FL       R12APR      R3LO        ZZ2S        PY2DPM
EH7PDL      EA7URA      R1934G      R3LC        ZZ5FI       PY2AE

5T0ITU   Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
9M2OOO   Khairul Afendy, Peti Surat 85, 43207 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor,
AO3MWC   Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
         (Barcelona), Spain
CW5W     Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 474, 37000 Melo Cerro
         Largo, Uruguay
DF8AN    Michael Noertemann, Neustadt 18, 37154 Northeim, Germany
IK3GES   Gabriele Gentile, Via Baratta Vecchia 240, 31022 Preganziol TV,
JG2MLI   Yath Yoshikawa, Johoku 1-63-2, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken,
         451-0023, Japan
K6PV     Palos Verdes ARC, P.O. Box 2316, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274,
KL7RA    North Pole Contest Group, P.O. Box 92493, Anchorage AK 99509, USA
M0URX    Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, CV8 1SF, United Kingdom
OZ30EU   Svend Erik Kofod, Kanegaardsvej 4, 3700 Roenne, Denmark
PT5D     Uniao Brasileira de Radio Operadores, Caixa Postal 4, Blumenau-SC,
         89010-971, Brazil
PY2AE    Marcelo Pera, Rua Vitoria Colombo Rossi 317, Valinhos - SP,
         13270-260, Brazil
PY2LCD   Billy Heinz Dorsch, Rua Willis Roberto Banks 1119, Sao Paulo - SP,
         05128-000, Brazil
PY2VOX   Jose Ricardo de Paula, UNICAMP-PRP-TIC, Rua da Reitoria 121, Caixa
         Postal 6121, Campinas - SP, 13083-872, Brazil
RD0B     Valery N. Savin, P.O. Box 45, Dikson, Krasnoyarsky kray, 647340,
SM1TDE   Eric Wennstrom, Rutegatan 33, SE-621 43 Visby, Sweden
XE1SOV   Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Col. Plazas
         Amalucan, 72310 Puebla PUE, Mexico
ZV8SA    Caixa Postal 280, Belem - PA, 66017-970, Brazil
ZW8S     Caixa Postal 34, Macapa - AP, 68901-970, Brazil
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