24 December 2016 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1338

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* TO ALL OUR READERS *
* WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
* FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY *
* AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR *
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DU - Chris VK3FY, Nik VK3FNIK and Dindo DU1UD will be active as DX8DX
(to be confirmed) from Luzon Island (OC-042) on 23-29 December,
with the possibility of side trips to other IOTA groups in the same
region (for instance OC-130 and OC-235). On 6-8 January DX8DX (to
be confirmed) will be QRV from the Calagua Islands (OC-202). Plans
are to operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres, with limited activity on
80 and 160m. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and bureau); traditional
cards should be sent to M0OXO direct only. [TNX M0OXO]
E5_sc - Milan, OK1DWC has been active again as E51DWC from Rarotonga
(OC-013), South Cook Islands since 22 December. His first activity
was in June-September 2015, length of current stay unknown. He
operates CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via OK1DWC, Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL; QSLling policy at www.qrz.com/db/e51dwc.
EA8 - Mauro, IV3HAX will be active again as EA8/IV3HAX from Fuerteventura
Canary Islands (AF-004) from 27 December to 6 January. He will
operate CW, RTTY and PSK on the HF bands. QSL via IV3HAX (direct),
LoTW, eQSL and Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX Coffee]
EI - From 1 January to 31 December 2017 nine special callsigns (EI11WAW,
EI22WAW, EI33WAW, EI44WAW, EI55WAW, EI66WAW, EI77WAW, EI88WAW and
EI99WAW) will be active to celebrate the Wild Atlantic Way, a
tourism route on the west coast of Ireland that runs for 2,500 km
passing through nine Counties and three provinces. Each special
callsign will be associated with one of those Counties. QSLs via
EI6AL; OQRS on Club Log. A certificate will be made available for
download to any station that works all nine calls, on any band or
mode; apply by email to EI6AL giving your name and callsign.
SM - Once again the unique and still operational long wave transmitter,
with call sign SAQ, at the Varberg Radio Station at Grimeton
(southern Sweden) will be activated on VLF 17.2 kHz on 24 December.
The message transmission will take place at 8 UTC and the
transmitter will be tuned up from around 7.30 UTC. There will also
be CW activity on the amateur radio bands (7035 or 14035 kHz) with
the call SK6SAQ. See www.alexander.n.se for updates and QSL
information. Built in 1922-24, the Varberg Radio Station has been
inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004. It is "an
exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless
transatlantic communication", representing "the process of
development of communication technology in the period following the
First World War".
SP - Special event station HF800O will be active from 1 January to 31
March to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Polish city of
Opole. Activity will be on 80-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK . QSL
via SP6PAZ, direct or bureau. [TNX SP6DVP]
T8 - Ryosei, JH0IXE will be active again as T8CW from Koror (OC-009),
Palau from 26 December to 6 January. QSL via JA0FOX (bureau) or
JH0IXE (direct), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA - Russian Robinson Club's members R7AL, RA1ZZ, RK8A and RW5D are
planning a DXpedition to take place from Iony Island (AS-069) on
20-24 July (dates are tentative and highly dependent on weather and
sea conditions). They will operate as RI0C with two stations on 40,
30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS; traditional cards via R7AL (direct). See
www.iony2017.com for further information and updates. The first and
only operation from this IOTA group dates back to 1990 (EK0AC).
VE - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation,
Canadian radio amateurs can replace their normal prefix from
1 January to 31 December: VA stations can use CF, VE stations can
use CG, VO stations can use CH and VY stations can use CI.
VK - Andy, VK5MAV will be active as VK9MAV from Marion Reef (OC-267;
DXCC wise this is Australia, not Mellish Reef) for six days between
15 and 25 May. Actual dates will depend on weather conditions and
boat availability. He will run 100 watts to a multiband dipole and
VDAs for 20 and 15 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; traditional
cards should be sent to VK5MAV (direct only) or RN3RQ (bureau). See
https://www.qrz.com/db/vk9mav for further information and updates.
This IOTA group was activated only once, by VK4WWI/P back in 2004.
W - Erik, N5WR will be active holiday style as N5WR/5 from Mustang
Island (NA-092) from 26 December to 1 January. QSL via home call or
Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX World]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The November 2016 issue is now available for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

2017 IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> IOTA enthusiasts are reminded that the last date
for mailing applications or updates to checkpoints for inclusion in the 2017
Honour Roll and other performance tables is 31 January 2017. If postmarked
after that date, they will be processed in the normal way but the scores
will be held over to the following year's listing. Participants who have not
updated since the 2012 annual listings and wish to remain listed should make
a submission on or before 31 January 2017. [TNX G3KMA]

DAYTON CONTEST UNIVERSITY ---> Registration is now open for 2017 Dayton
Contest University (CTU), to be held all day on 18 May at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. It will be the eleventh year in a row for CTU Dayton.
Complete details can be found on www.contestuniversity.com.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
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3D2JS WB2TJO EA8AH OH1RY R17TCNY RN3RQ [b]
3G1D XQ1FM EA9KB EA7FTR R17TCNY UA3RU [d]
3G3O CE3OP EG7SOM EA7TV R99FSB UA3FQ
3Z0XMAS SP6IEQ EN25UARL UT5UIA RI1ANA ZS1OIN
3Z70AR SQ8ERS EP2LSH EA5GL RI1ANC RN1ON
4K6AG RW6HS EY8MM K1BV RI1AND RW1AI
4K6N RW6HS FK8CE NI5DX RI1ANR RK1PWA
4L5P UT7QF FK8DD NI5DX S01WS EA2JG
4U1WB KK4HD FK8GX W3HNK SN800L SP4RKZ
4X07W 4Z5LA GB2GM G3UCQ ST0A ST2M
5B4AMM UT5UDX HB0/NZ1C DJ6GI ST100S ST2M
5C5W EA5XX HB9HLM HB9OCR ST2ND ST2M
5T2AI NI5DX HC2AO RC5A SX25LSV SZ8LSV
6W/UA4WHX/p UA4WHX HC2HGT IK2OHG T88MZ DU1CKF [d]
7P8GOZ ZS1CDG HF2017HNY SP2PBM T88MZ JH0CKF [b]
8P9JB J69Z HI3AA NK4DX TI8/AA8HH K8DV
9G1SD AB0GC HR2DMR KD4POJ TM2RST F8DFO
9H3BP G4GBP HT7AAA TI4SU TR8CA F6CBC
9Q6BB W3HNK J68HZ K9HZ TT8FC EA3GWK
A41RN A61BK J68LNX W2LNX TY2BP IK2IQD
A65CZ K6EID J79WTA HB9MFM UN7AB DL8KAC
A71AM M0OXO J79XBI SM5DJZ UN7TX RW6HS
A91ND A92AA KC4AAA K1IED V31MA M0OXO
AO5CSM EA5FJL KL7SB NI5DX V51WH DK2WH
BV0TW BU2BF LU1ZI LU4AA V73NS W3HNK
C50VB UA4WHX LU4ZS LU4DXU VP2VGG W6RWC
C5YK ON7YK MX0YHC 2E0SDV VP5/VE7ACN VE7ACN
C91IW ZS1WY OD5PY KU9C XW1IC E21EIC
CE2AWW N7RO OD5ZZ NI5DX YP2017HNY YO3KPA
CN2XW G5XW OH9SCL OH9AB ZB2TT M0URX
CQ8CQ CU3AA OR70AF ON2KFJ ZF2WE K5WE
CT7ANG G0MMI P3X 5B4AMM ZL1SLO EA5ZD
DR2016KIDS DJ9PH PA44FF PH0NO ZV2C PY2CX
E51DWC OK1DWC PY2ZEA OH2MM ZW5B K3IRV

4F7OC Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, Valencia, 6215 Negros Oriental,
Philippines
6V1A Jean-Luis Pipien, BP 1958, Mbour, Senegal
7T0A Ben Lagha, 18 rue Louis Aragon, 26200 Montelimar, France
CE2LML Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA
CN2JF Jean-Pierre Francois, 5 Lieu dit Les Treilleys, 33240 Verac, France
EA2JG Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo
(Alava), Spain
KP2Q John L. Bednar, 340 Mac Arthur Drive, Orwigsburg PA 17961, USA
OK1DWC Milan Vobornik, P. O. Box 22, 547 01 Nachod, Czech Republic
PJ2DX Geoff Howard, 1700 Tower Pt Apt 505, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814-6193,
USA
ST2M Magdi Osman Ahmed Abdelrahim, P.O. Box 2, Khartoum Airport 11112,
Sudan
XR2K Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok Place, Alexandria VA 22306, USA
ZT1T Tom Morgan, 58 Piet Retief Street, Robertson, 6705, South Africa

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