10 December 2016 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1336
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4S - The Radio Society of Sri Lanka (www.rssl.lk) will conduct its
annual expedition on 10-13 December and be active as 4S7RS from the
Hiyare Rainforest Reservoir. Plans are to operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 160-10 metres. [TNX 4S7JL]
5U - Toni, EA5RM and a large team (EA1SA, EA2RY, EA5KM, EA7AJR, EA7KW,
F8ATS, F9IE, HK6F, IN3ZNR, RU1WM and UT7CR) will be active as 5U5R
from Niamey, Niger on 8-21 March 2017. They plan to operate CW, SSB
and RTTY on 160-6 metres with at least four stations around the
clock. QSL via EA5RM. Bookmark www.dxfriends.com/5u5r for updates,
logsearch and OQRS. [TNX EA5RM]
6W - The Association des Radio-Amateurs du Senegal (ARAS) will conduct
its annual expedition to the island of Goree (AF-045), and be
active as 6V1A on 16-18 December. [TNX DX World]
C5 - Bogdan, SP2FUD (C5FUD) and Zenek, SP2GCJ (C5GCJ) have been active
again from The Gambia since 4 December, and expect to remain there
until the 16th. They operate RTTY, CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL
via home calls; logsearch on OQRS on Club Log.
C5 - After being active from Mauritania as 5T9VB (mainland) and 5T5TI
(with Ahmad, 5T2AI from Tidra Island, AF-050: some 12,000 QSOs in
four days), Vlad, UA4WHX is expected to travel "by road" to The
Gambia on 9 December. Look for him to be QRV as C50VB "as soon as
possible upon arrival". [TNX 5T0JL]
CE - Luis, CE2LML (CX1EK) is active from Chile through April 2017. He
operates mainly CW, and will use XR2K for contests. QSL direct to
W4/CX1EK (Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA),
or email QSO data to cx1ek[@]arrl.net for bureau cards. [TNX
CE2LML]
EA - Adolfo, EA7TV reports that special callsign EG7SOM will be active
on 12-21 December for the 5th anniversary of the community kitchen
run by the Order of Malta in Sevilla. See qrz.com for more
information. QSL via EA7TV.
H4 - H44SHD (not HB44QQ as he announced earlier) is the callsign that
Remo, HB9SHD has been using since 4 December. He is QRV from Uepi,
New Georgia Islands (OC-149), and can be found around 14240 kHz at
about 7-8 UTC. Length of stay not known. QSL via home call.
J6 - Bill, K9HZ will be active again as J68HZ from St. Lucia (NA-108)
from 17 December to 2 January. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL or
direct to K9HZ; logsearch on Club Log.
JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as JD1BMH from Chichijima
(AS-031), Ogasawara from 23 December to 1 January. H e will operate
CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via JD1BMH (bureau) or
JG7PSJ (direct). He does not use LoTW. Logsearch and other
information on http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/.
XZ - The IOTA DXpedition to Myanmar, which was postponed until February
2017 at the earliest [425DXN 1325], is on hold. "We have been in
contact with the Myanmar government for 7 months", the team
reported on 6 December. "With the help of our in-country contacts,
we have made much progress with our requests to visit the new XZ
island groups. We already have agreement in principal for licences.
Unfortunately there is some instability in the country now and the
military are busy with this. As a result we cannot yet get
permission to visit the islands and so our DXpedition is on hold.
We will update the DX community when we eventually get clearance to
visit these new IOTAs". [TNX G3KHZ]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> David, W2LNX will be active holiday style as FG/W2LNX
from Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 6-10 December, as FM/W2LNX from Martinique
(NA-107) on 11-15 December and finally as either J68LNX or J6/W2LNX from St.
Lucia (NA-108) on 16-22 December. He will operate almost exclusively PSK31
or PSK63, and adds that "the best way to find me is on the PSK Automatic
Propagation Reporter (https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html)". He plans to
upload his logs to LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> "After extensive examination, we have found a
suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to
be the best operating location in the area", the 3Y0Z DXPedition Team
reported on 7 December.
"Our proposed site is at 54 degrees 24' 23" South and 3 degrees 24'
39" East at approximately 600 ft. ASL. This is on the Slakhallet Glacier
on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet. It is relatively flat with areas of
maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees. This is well below slope levels
that are prone to avalanches. We have less information on the presence of
crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we
have. Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter
landing will determine our actual operating location.
We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four
shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating
and meeting facility (the MEG tent). These were selected to survive the
high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet. We will
heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent. Our sleeping shelters will
not be heated for safety reasons.
The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will
accompany us to Bouvet. We intend to deploy them on a line along 240
degrees to 60 degrees. This will keep the antennas from beaming into each
other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America. Our verticals for
160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction.
Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are
on our website (www.bouvetdx.org).
The apanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro,
JA4DND. Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan. Kuwa, JA4BUA will
Be in charge of web and IT duties, and Oku, JK1KSB will do our public
relations. In addition, we've added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ.
Our on-line store has opened! You can now shop at Café Press for 3Y0Z
souvenirs - mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc (www.cafepress.com/3y0z). You
can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time support the
3Y0Z team.
Our Facebook page (3Y0Z-Bouvet Island Dxpedition) now has over 1500
followers. Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow
DXers.
Fundraising is an on-going process for us. This is a demanding and
expensive project; possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask
for your financial support. Please click on our "Donate" buttons on our
website and help us make this happen.
The Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 Team wishes you and your families a
wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX!" [TNX K4UEE]

A70X ---> The website for the 1-7 January IOTA DXpedition to Al-Safliyah
Island (AS-088) [425DXN 1334] is now up and running at https://asia088.com/.
A large team will be QRV on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes with 3-4
stations. QSL via M0OXO (http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW. Updates will
also be posted to Twitter (@AS088_IOTA). [TNX DX World]

ARRL 10-METER CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for operators worldwide
to work as many stations as possible on the 10m band, CW and SSB. The
contest will run from 00.00 UTC on 10 December until 23.59 on the 11th. See
www.arrl.org/10-meter for complete details.

FRIENDS OF IOTA UPDATE ---> The Friends of IOTA appeal "has now reached GBP
19,360", Roger Balister (G3KMA) reported on the IOTA website on 1 December.
"We have to thank 206 contributors in 38 countries for their generosity. We
are still short of meeting our initial target of GBP 25,000 specifically for
the IT project". Donations are still gratefully received through PayPal to
the email address islandsontheair[@]outlook.com (in the comments field add
"Friends of IOTA" and your callsign to identify you). See www.rsgbiota.org
for the complete report.

QSL YOTA STATIONS ---> Use Club Log's OQRS for either direct or bureau cards
requests for all special callsign participating in this year's YOTA Month
(www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/). Traditional paper cards should be
sent direct only to Jamie, 2E0SDV.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3B8JB SM6JBC EI6DX RA3R PX2V PY2KJ
3G1G CE1ANF EP2LMA EA5GL R110B RZ4AZ
3V8CB LX1NO ER4A ER1FF R120GV RU3XP
3V8SS LX1NO ER4DX ER1FF R163S R6CF
3W1T RW6HS ES9C ES5RY R16IPHA RA5R
3W3B E21EIC ET3AA N2OO R1853S R6CF
4L1MA ON4RU EU5C EW1I R1941MB R2DX
4L2M EA7FTR FG/WJ2O N2ZN R1941MB R2DX
4L8A K1BV FM5FJ KU9C R1941OM RD5C
4M1K YV1KK FW5JJ F5RXL R19KDR RQ7L
4O7CC UA4CC G2F G8HDK R80PVB RU3WR
4U0WFP S57DX G5W G3BJ S509PMC S50X
4X0W W1UE GM2V N3SL S570ABC S59ABC
4X2M 4X4DZ GM3X GM3POI SJ2W SM2LIY
4X4NJ WA4WTG GW4J GW0ETF SK70CG SM6JSM
4X6FR 4X6OM GW5R GW3YDX SN3A SP3GEM
5B4PRC 5B4AIE H44SHD HB9SHD SN40KZTG SP9KDU
5H3EE DL4ME HF10BOL SQ9NIU SN7Q SP7GIQ
5P8VW DJ8VW HG0IDPD HA5MA SN8B SP8CUR
5R8IC F6ICX HI3CC W2CCW SN8C SP8HZZ
5R8UI IZ8CCW HP3SS AC2OV SO4R SP4PND
5T5TI NI5DX HS0ZAR K3ZO SO9Q SP9QMP
5T9VB UA4WHX HS0ZGD HS0ZGD [b] SU0ERA SM0AQD
5W1SA JA1DXA HS0ZGD LA7JO [d] SU9JG EA5GL
7X3WPL 7X3DL HS0ZLN HB9BXQ SW9AA LZ1PM
7X5NZ EA7FTR IB9T IT9TQH TC3A LZ1NK
7Y9SE SM4VPZ IH9R IZ1GAR TF3CW LX1NO
7Z1HL DJ9ZB II0SB IS0IGV TI5W W4FS
7Z1SJ EA7FTR II4BBE IZ4FUE TK0C S50C
9H6A 9H1BT II4LXX IZ4FUE TM1A F6KOP
9J2HN JR2KDN II9P IT9CHU TM1TLT F8KFP
9M2CNC G4ZFE IK2SGL/OA8 IK2AQZ TM2B F8CIL
9M2TO JA0DMV IO1T IK1RQT TM2CR F6FMT
9M6NA JE1JKL IO3X IV3JCC TM2Y F6BEE
9M6XRO M0URX IO4T IZ4JMA TM3R F5UTN
9M8K JR3WXA IO5O IK5RLP TM4TLT F4KIP
9Q0HQ/3 IS0BWM IR2L IW2LLH TM62TEL F5KAI
9Q6AL DF9TA IR2R IZ2EWR TM6M F4DXW
9V1YC W5UE IR4M I4IFL TM6X F5VHY
A31MM EA5GL IR6T IK6VXO TM7TLT F6KWP
A35CS WB2CM J3/VE7ACN VE7ACN TM7X F5BSB
A44A A47RS J42CPMV SV2HXV TP30CE F5LGF
A60MD A61BK J68FF W3FF TX8F NI5DX
A61EK IZ8CLM J68GD K9AW TY2AC IZ1BZV
A65CA RV6AJJ J68HF W6HFP TZ5XR F5MXH
A71EM EA7FTR J70TO K1TO UA2F UA2FM
AH0BT 7L1FPU JT5DX JT1CO UN4L UA9AB
AH0K OH6GDX JY9FC E73Y UN9L LZ1YE
AH2R JH7QXJ KH6LC WA6WPG UP0L DL8KAC
AT5X VU2CDP KP2DX EB7DX UP25CWA RW6HS
B4T BA4TB KP2M NZ4DX UP25ECA RW6HS
B7P BA4EG KP4BD NP3LT UP25I RW6HS
B7Q BA1DU LP1H EA5KB UP25J RW6HS
BY5HB BD4HF LX7I LX2A UP25KZ RW6HS
C44C M0URX LY60KTU LY7A UP25L RW6HS
C4W 5B4WN LZ463PP LZ1KCP UP25LL RW6HS
C5FUD SP2FUD LZ5R LZ1YQ UP25M RW6HS
C5GCJ SP2GCJ LZ9W LZ1PM UP25N RW6HS
CE3CT EA5KB M6T G4PIQ UP25NFD RW6HS
CN2AA UA2FM MD2C MD0CCE UP25NR RW6HS
CN2R W7EJ MD4K G3NKC UP25NWA RW6HS
CN8KD EA5XX MZ5A G3TXF UP25O RW6HS
CO2JD AD4Z MZ5B G3TXF UP25P RW6HS
CO2XV K4JGA NP2J K8RF UP25PA RW6HS
CO7EH AD4C NP3A WD8CW UP25TX RW6HS
CO8LY EA7ADH NP4DX W3HNK UP25Z RW6HS
CO8ZZ DK1WI NP4R NR6M UP25ZAF RW6HS
CP4BT DJ2BW OA4SS KB6J UP2L UA9AB
CP5HK EA5IDQ OE2S OE2GEN V47T W2RQ
CR2V HB9CRV OF9X OH2BH V53DX DO4DXA
CR3W DL5AXX OH0R OH2PM V6A JA7HMZ
CR5U CR7AJL OH0Z W0MM VC2T VE2TZT
CR6A CT1IUA OH8X OH2UA VC3W/2 VE3NE
CR6K CT1ILT OK5W OK1MJA VC7X VE7JH
CS2C OK1RF OK8WW OM2FY VK2IA DK2BJ
CS5FAT CT6ARL OL3Z OK1HMP VK6NC VK6ANC
CT9/R7KW K2PF OM7M OM3PA VK9NF N7RO
CU4DX CU2CE OM8A OM2VL VK9NX NX1P
CW4MAX CX2DK ON1418GWC ON4HRT VP2VI W2LK
CX2BR EA5GL ON30EUDXF ON6CC VP5CW W5CW
D3AM UA1QV OP16N ON4CRD VP5M K4QPL
D4C IK2NCJ OP7B ON7BJ VP9I WW3S
D4X OH6GDX OQ5M ON5ZO VQ9SC WB4GHY
DF0HQ DL5AXX OR2F ON8LDS VU7MS VU2CPL
DL800JE DK4WA OR3A ON6CC VY1AAA KC1CWF
DP0GVN DL5EBE OT50DST ON4QM XE2B EA5OL
DU1IST JA1HGY OX5M OZ0J XL3A VE3AT
DX2R W3HNK P29LL EA7FTR XV1X RW6HS
E2X E20GMY P33W UA3DX XV9NPS JA2NPS [b]
E44QX DF8DX P49MR VE3MR XV9NPS JA2ODB [d]
E7DX E77E P49Y AE6Y YB0ECT W2FB
ED1R EC1KR PA16XMAS PA1AW YE1R HA3JB
ED8X RN3RQ PA70GAC PI4GAC YL44WFF YL2SW
ED9U EA5HPX PB16XMAS PA1AW YN2SX WA3RHW
EE8A EA8DA PC16XMAS PD9Z YP0XMAS YO9FNP
EF1A EA1XT PC30EUDXF PA1AW YP9XMAS YO9FNP
EF2A EA2OT PD16XMAS PD7DX YR8D YO8KRR
EF3T EA3NO PD30EUDXF PA1AW YR9F YO9FNP
EF5T EA5HT PI35ETL PA1CPA YT160TESLA YU1MM
EF6T EA3AIR PJ2T W3HNK Z21LS DE1ZHB
EF8R EB7DX PJ4A K4BAI Z21MH IZ0EGA
EF8U EA8URL PJ4Q W4PA ZF9CW K5GO
EG5ERC EB5AG PJ7/G4JEC N0UK ZW8T PS8HF
EI0R EI6FR PS2T K3IRV ZX2F PY2FN

3DA0TM Andy Cory, P.O. Box 1033, Mbabane, Swaziland
5A1AL Randy Becnel, 243 Red Top Rd, Lumberton MS 39455-5214, USA
6Y6Y Lester B. Veenstra, 452 Stable Lane, Keyser WV 26726, USA
7X4AN Mohamed Boukhiar, Apartado 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain
9M2M Hairil Anuar Abdul Hamid, 49F Jalan 2 Hujung, Taman Sri Mawar,
02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
9M2R Kuala Lumpur DX Team, Peti surat 85, Batu 9 Cheras, 43207 Cheras,
Selangor, Malaysia
9M6SWC John Lee, Lot 10, Taman Mewah, Lorong Hiburan 2, Jalan Penampang,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
A22LL Schalk Van Vuuren, PO Box 87, Montagu, 6720, South Africa
C31CT Salvador Carol Tafall, Josep Calvet 64 Nave 6, 08302 Mataro
(Barcelona), Spain
DF8DX Bodo Fritsche, Mardelaeckerstr. 14, 5417 Untersiggenthal,
Switzerland
HP1XT G. Erik Janssens, PO Box 1074, Brackettville TX 78832, USA
HS0ZLM Finn Jensen, 53/722 Krissadanakorn, Chaeng Watthana Road, Pak-Kret,
Nonthaburi, 11120, Thailand
IS0BWM Christian Ferrante, Via Siccardi 2/B, 08045 Lanusei OG, Italy
JD1BNA Nick Seki, 4-731 Sakuragi-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken,
330-0854, Japan
NI5DX William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton TX 77515, USA
OA4TT John Henry, 8345 NW 66 St #B4451, Miami FL 33166, USA
RW6HS Vasiliy M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 8, g. Novopavlovsk,
Stavropolskiy kr., 357300, Russia
TY2CD Dan Cisson, 12 Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577, USA
VE7ACN Mikhail Zavarukhin, 7581 Mark Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5A 1Z2, Canada
VU2CPL Manoj Ramawarrier, 193 Utopia, Tarabanahalli, Chikkajala PO,
Bangalore, Karnataka, 562157, India
WR6M/VP9 Kazu Naguro, 2620-1-711 Nijo Fukui, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka-ken,
819-1631, Japan
XX9TXN Alberto Annesi, 1/F 7A Nam Shan Road, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

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