3 December 2016 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1335
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2 - Chris, VK3FY will be active holiday style as 3D3FY (callsign to be
confirmed) from the Fiji Islands (OC-016) on 6-14 December. He will
operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS on
www.m0oxo.com). [TNX M0OXO]
4X - The Holy Land DX Group (4X1VF, 4X4DZ, 4X6HP, 4Z4BS, 4Z4KX, 4Z5FI,
4Z5IW and 4Z5LA) will be active as 4X07W from around 7 UTC on 23
December until noon on the 24th. They will operate SSB and CW with
two stations from Israel National Park (4XFF-007) and UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Beit Guvrin. QSL via 4Z5LA.
5T - Ahmad, 5T2AI (9K2AI) and Vlad, 5T9VB (UA4WHX) have been active as
5T5TI from Tidra Island (AF-050) since 2 December. Plans are to be
QRV until 5 December; their licence expires on 10 December. "They
run 30-90 watts to wired slopers on all bands from 7 to 28 Mhz, 80m
and 6m not certain", Jean (5T0JL) says, and adds: "it is strongly
requested to satisfy yourself with one mode contact in order to
please the pushing crowd". QSL via NI5DX.
9X - Harald, DF2WO will be active as 9XB954 (quite an unusual callsign)
from 3 February to 11 March during his stay in Kigali, Rwanda. QSL
via M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com).
D4 - Larry, OH5XP and Zaba, OH1ZAA have been active as D4X from Boa
Vista (AF-086), Cape Verde since 30 Novmber, and will remain there
until 5 December. QSL via OH6GDX. [TNX The Daily DX]
E4 - Active from Jericho, Palestine will be Bodo, DF8DX as E44QX (8-12
December) and Herman, DL2NUD as E44HP (8-18 December). Expect EME
activity on 23, 13 and 9cm, but Bodo will also operate CW only on
the HF bands. QSL via home calls (for E44QX also via LoTW and Club
Log's OQRS).
H44 - Remo, HB9SHD will be active style as H44QQ from Uepi, New Georgia
Islands (OC-149) during December. He will be QRV holiday style on
40, 20, 15 and 10 metres; apparently he is particularly fond of
digital modes. QSL via home call.
HA - Radioclub Bajcsy will be operating special event station HG0IDPD on
3 December in connection with the United Nations International Day
of Persons with Disabilities. An OQRS for bureau cards can be found
on https://www.qrz.com/db/hg0idpd; traditional cards should be sent
direct to HA5MA.
J6 - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition group, which specializes in
100 watt or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable
antenna systems, will be active again from St. Lucia (NA-108) on
4-12 December. Look for J68HF (W6HFP), J68FF (W3FF), J6/K0BBC,
J6/KI8R, J6/KO7M, J6/W6LDX, J6/W6PNG and J6/WJ1B to operate CW, SSB
and digital modes on 160-6 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct to home
calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA_ant - Yath, JG2MLI will be active as 8J1RL and 8J60JARE (special callsign
for the 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition) from the Syowa
Station on East Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica between 1 January
2017 and 20 January 2018. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 40-10 metres. QSLs via the JARL bureau or direct to JG2MLI. [TNX
DX World]
KP2 - Look for KP2/AA4W, KP2/KE4AL (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call),
KP2/N8WD (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call) and WP2/K4ZGB to be
active with multiple stations from St. Croix, Virgin Islands
(NA-106) on 6-14 December, including participation in the ARRL 10
Meter Contest.
OH - Once again Santa Radio, OF9X (Old Father Nine Xmas) will be active
on 1-31 December to "promote the Christmas spirit on the radio
spectrum". QSL via OH2BH and Club Log's OQRS. There are twelve
"elves" operating OF9X, and they indicate themselves with a
3-letter identity: ART (OH2KW Arto), ATU (OH2FB Arttu), JYR (OH2KM
Jyri), LAK (OH2LAK Erik), MAR (OH2BH Martti), NIK (OH2GEK Niko),
PAU (OH5BQ Pauli), PEK (OH2TA Pekka), PER (OH2BEE Pertti), RAI
(OH2BCI Raimo), SIM (OH2PM Pertti) and TOM (OH6VDA Tom). Work OF9X
on as many bands and modes as possible to earn QSO points, and work
as many elves as possible to get multipliers, and "your efforts
will be rewarded by Santa Awards" - see https://www.qrz.com/db/of9x
for complete information. [TNX OH2BH]
PY - A team of seven operators (PU2KFL, PU2LEW, PU2UTY, PY2ALC, PY2GTA,
PY2HP and PY2XIZ) will be active as ZV2CV from Ilha das Couves
(SA-028) from around 11 UTC on 7 January until around 14 UTC on the
8th. The plan to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80, 40, 20,
15 and 10 metres. QSL via PY2XIZ, direct or bureau. Realtime
logsearch at http://qsodirector.com/event/zv2ta/.
S5 - Special event station S509PMC is active until 8 January to promote
the PMC Contest, sponsored by the Radio Club Slovenj Gradec
(S59DCD). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau
and eQSL; direct cards via S50X. The International Association of
Peace Messenger Cities was established in 1988 to recognize and
encourage the role and responsibility cities have in creating a
culture of peace. The PMC Contest, promoting contacts between
stations located in the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of the
world, will be held on 7-8 January (see www.s59dcd.si/en10/).
UN - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan
(16 December 1991), a large number of UP25 callsigns will be active
on 1-31 December. See http://kazakhstan25.hamlog.ru/ for logsearch
and information on the award. QSL for UP25CWA, UP25ECA, UP25I,
UP25J, UP25KZ, UP25L, UP25LL, UP25LW, UP25M, UP25N, UP25NFD,
UP25NR, UP25NWA, UP25O, UP25OGA, UP25P, UP25PA, UP25TX, UP25Z,
UP25ZA, UP25ZAF, UP25ZF and UP25ZWW via RW6HS, direct only. [TNX
VK9N - Matt, VK1MA will be active holiday style as VK9NM from Norfolk
Island (OC-005) on 19-26 December. "As a keen participant in the
SOTA (Summits On The Air) programme", he says, "I am intending to
activate Mt Bates several times during my visit". QSL via LoTW and
eQSL only.
ZC4 - Steve, G0SGB will be active as ZC4SB from "various locations"
within the U.K. Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus (AS-004) on 11-25
January. He will operate SSB and CW mainly on 80, 40 and 20 metres.
QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Once again Peter, HA3AUI will be active as 6W2SC from
Senegal and J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau between approximately 20 January and 5
March. He will operate mainly CW on 20-10 metres. Some IOTA and/or WFF
activities as 6W2SC/p are being considered. QSL via HA3AUI (direct) and
LoTW, logsearch on Club Log and http://cqafrica.net. [TNX NG3K]

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

6V1IS/P ---> The two recent 6V1IS/p operations have been approved for IOTA
credit. Activity took place from the islands of Ngor (from 16 UTC on 10
November to 9 UTC on the 12th) and Goree (from 21 UTC on 12 November to 13
UTC on the 14th); both count for IOTA group AF-045. QSL via IK7JWX;
logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List, generated on
1 December, is available at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 394
million log entries available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

H44MS ---> Bernard, H44MS (DL2GAC) has been on Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon
Islands for five weeks now [425DXN 1330], and will remain there until 10 May
2017. He operates SSB only on 160 and 80 metres with a vertical antenna left
Behind by H44GC, on 40m with an inverted dipole, and on 20-10m with a
4-element beam. The local noise is constantly very high, and he is looking
for a better QTH outside the capital city of Honiara. QSL via DL2GAC, direct
or bureau. [TNX DL2GAC]

QSL VIA DJ4EL ---> Markus, DJ4EL has uploaded to Club Log and activated the
OQRS for the following operations: 5Z4/DJ4EL (October 2014, IOTA AF-040),
DD4T (June 2012, IOTA EU-127), SV8/DJ4EL (March 2013 and July 2016, IOTA
EU-158), TA0/DJ4EL (March-April 2015, IOTA AS-201), V31ME (January 2011 &
January 2013, IOTA NA-073 and NA-123), VP9/DJ4EL (October 2013, IOTA NA-005)
and XE1/DJ4EL (December 2010-January 2011 and December 2014-January 2015).

VU7MS ---> Manoj, VU2CPL and Siddhu, VU3NXI were active as VU7MS from
Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Islands (AS-011) between 13.22 UTC on 29 November and
23.40 UTC on 1 December. They operated CW and SSB on 40, 20, 17 and 15
metres, and made 3,333 QSOs. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS; traditional
paper cards via VU2CPL.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9HA, 3DA0NJ, 3XY1T, 4S7AB,
5A1AL, 5H3DX, 5T5AI, 9J2BO, AT2SL (AS-176), CE0Y/JA0JHQ, CY9C, D66D,
DL0KWH/p (EU-129), DS5DNO/p (AS-081), E41MS, EH0P, EK7DX, EP2A, EX8M, FG1GW,
GB0MGY, K9AJ/VY0 (NA-159), KD6WW/VY0 (NA-159 & NA-196), OC4WW, OJ0DX, OX3LX
(NA-134), R23RRC (AS-091), R3CA/0 (AS-038, AS-070, AS-152, AS-163, AS-164),
R3CA/8, R3CA/9 (AS-005, AS-068, AS-104), RI1C/p (EU-133), RI1FJ (EU-019),
RK1O/p (EU-161), SV5/SM8C, T2R, T32SB, T88AT, TL0A, TZ4AM, UA2F, UE23RRC
(AS-142), V26K, V3A, V47JA, V5/DL3DXX, VE2IM, VI6DH400 (OC-206), VK5MAV/6
(OC-266), YN2N, ZY8M (SA-045).


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