7 January 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1340

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5R - Look for 5R8GC (QSL via DJ6SI), 5R8UJ (QSL via DF9TM) and 5R8UR
(QSL via DL2SWW) to be active from Nosy Be (AF-057), Madagascar
until 12 January.
DL - Special callsigns DR500MLE, DR1517LU, DR5LUTHER, DC500LS, DM5LUTHER
and DL500ML will be active throughout 2017 to commemorate the 500th
anniversary of the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin
Luther (31 October 1517).
DU - Dindo, DU1UD and Chris, VK3FY are active as DU1UD/p from the Lubang
Islands (OC-126) as the 6-8 January DX8DX activity from the Calagua
Islands (OC-202) [425DXN 1338] has been cancelled because of heavy
seas. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and bureau); traditional cards
should be sent to M0OXO direct only. [TNX M0OXO]
E5_sc - E51ADD is the callsign that Erik, K7ADD will be using from
Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 5-9 January and again on
8-18 February [425DXN 1339].Between 11 January and 6 February he
will operate as E51AMF from Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook Islands.
See https://e51amf.amateurfoundation.org/ for more information.
E5_sc - Also active from Rarotonga will be Dick, AD7AF, who will be QRV as
E51WWA between 9 and 26 January. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-
10 metres. QSL via AD7AF and LoTW.
G - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB8KW on 6-8
January, to mark the anniversary f the founding of KW Electronics
Ltd in the mid-1950s by the late Rowley Shears, G8KW. Activity will
be on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via G0UKN. [TNX M0MCV]
H4 - H44DX is the callsign used by Darren, VK4FEDX when operating from
Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands. He is now active as H40DA
from Nendo Island (OC-100), Temotu Province until 17 January. QSL
both callsigns direct only to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
HH - Dale, N3BNA and Harry, N3FMO will be in Haiti on 13-25 January and
might be QRV as HH8/home calls from Jacmel, and as HH2/home calls
from the QTH of HH2JR during the last two days of their trip. [TNX
The Daily DX]
OA_ssh - OA0MP will be active from the Antarctic base "Machu Picchu" on King
George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) sometime between 9 January
and 31 March. Two members of ANTAR XXIV, the 24th Peruvian
scientific expedition to Antarctica, will operate the station in
their spare time, with main activity on 20 and 40 metres SSB. QSL
via OA4O.
PY - Joao, PY2GTA will be active holiday style as PP5/PY2GTA from IOTA
group SA-026 on 7-9 January. He will operate from the islands of
Campeche during the day, and Santa Catarina in the evening. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau.
TG - Dick, DJ2EH will be active as TG9/DJ2EH from Guatemala on 10-24
January. He will operate CW, RTTY and some RTTY with a focus on the
low bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA - Moscow celebrates its 870th anniversary this year, as it was first
mentioned in historical records in 1147. The Radio Marathon
"Moscow-870" will run until 31 December, with a large number of
special callsigns expected to be active on all bands and modes. On
the air this month will be R870M (1-10 January), R1238M (11-20
January) and R1547M (21-31 January). Detailed information on the
event and the award programme can be found at www.moscow870.com.
V3 - Rich, K8NDS will be active holiday style as V31RF from Placencia,
Belize from 9 January to 6 February. He will operate SSB on 40, 20
and 17 metres. QSL direct to K8NDS. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE - Fought in France in April 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge "awakened
a sense of national identity in Canadians" which has been described
as "the moment when Canada leapt in spirit from colony to nation".
Commemorating the centenary of Vimy Ridge, VE100VIMY/VE1 (Nova
Scotia) and VE100VIMY/VY2 (Prince Edward Island) have been QRV
since 1 January, and will continue activity until 23.59 UTC on 7
January. The callsign will then be activated from the other
Canadian call areas, one week at a time until the end of March as
follows:
08-14 Jan VE100VIMY/VE2 Quebec
15-21 Jan VE100VIMY/VE3 Ontario
22-28 Jan VE100VIMY/VE4 Manitoba
29 Jan-04 Feb VE100VIMY/VE5 Saskatchewan
05-11 Feb VE100VIMY/VE6 Alberta
12-18 Feb VE100VIMY/VE7 British Columbia
19-25 Feb VE100VIMY/VY0 Nunavut
26 Feb-04 Mar VE100VIMY/VE9 New Brunswick
05-11 Mar VE100VIMY/VO1 Newfoundland and Labrador
12-18 Mar VE100VIMY/VY1 Yukon
19-25 Mar VE100VIMY/VE8 Northwest Territories
25-30 Mar VE100VIMY/VO2 Newfoundland and Labrador
After the Great War, France ceded to Canada a territory amounting
to 107 hectares (250 acres) at the top of the Ridge. This space is
now a Parks Canada National Historic site, and on 1-9 April the
commemoration will continue there with two stations operating CW,
SSB and RTTY on the HF bands.
QSL for all callsigns via N7RO, bureau, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. A
certificate and award program is in place, see www.ve100vimy.ca for
details.
VK - VK5CE/3 will be QRV from Gabo Island (OC-196) on 31 January and 1
February [425DXN 1331]. Craig will operate SSB on 15, 17, 20 and
40m, and PSK63 on 30m. An updated schedule for his operation,
"based on current band conditions and theoretical forecasts", can
be found at https://oc196.wordpress.com/propagation/. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS; traditional cards via VK5CE, direct or bureau.
VP8 - Dave, G1OCN (VP8CLE) and his wife Carol, 2E1DQZ (VP8DKW) will be
active from various places in the Falkland Islands (SA-002) for
three weeks starting in mid January. QSLs direct only to G1OCN;
logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
VU - Once again the West Bengal Radio Club (http://wbradioclub.in/) will
provide assistance during the Ganga Sagar Mela on Sagar Island
(AS-153) on 9-17 January. This is the annual gathering of Hindu
pilgrims to take a holy dip in the Ganges, where the river merges
with the Bay of Bengal. Expect some activity on the HF bands as
AU2WBR. QSL via VU2NRO.
XE - On 28 December XF2L [425DXN 1337] was active for a few hours on 17
metres from Isla de Lobos (NA-221). Next operations are being
planned to be held during the South American Lighthouses Weekend
(17-19 February) from Isla de Sacrificios (NA-224); the CQ WW WPX
SSB Contest (25-26 March) and CQ WW WPX CW Contest (27-28 May) from
Isla de Lobos (NA-221); the IOTA Contest (29-30 July) from Isla de
Enmedio (NA-224); the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
(19-20 August) from Isla de Sacrificios (NA-224). Activities are
subject to weather conditions and to obtaining the authorizations
from the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas. QSL via
XE1SOV.
ZC4 - Judith, G4IAQ and Dave, G4IAR will be active from Cyprus on 12-24
January. They will be QRV as ZC4JB and ZC4DB from the Sovereign
Base areas to which the public have access; when on other parts of
the island, they will use 5B/G4IAQ/p and 5B/G4IAR/p. QSLs direct to
home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DAYTON CONTEST DINNER ---> The 25th Dayton Contest Dinner will take place
on 20 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Tickets can be
purchased only via the Contest Dinner's website: http://contestdinner.com.

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2016 can be found at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2016/. The collection of 226 clips (MP3 format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 19
full years of sound clips available.

IOTA NEWS ---> "This message is for you if you are one of the many chasers
who keep an IOTA score in a 'pending application' on the IOTA database and
have never made a submission", Roger Balister (G3KMA) wrote on the IOTA
website on 30 December. "The Board of IOTA Ltd has decided that it is not in
the best interest of the IOTA Programme to continue with a situation where
people in this category exceed by a wide margin the number of participants
shown in the annual Honour Roll and Annual Listing". Read the complete
notice on www.rsgbiota.org, along with the latest progress report (2
January) on the Friends of IOTA appeal ("Half a year after our Appeal, 223
IOTA enthusiasts from 41 DXCCs responded generously by donating £20,423,
putting us at 82% of the first goal of GBP 25,000 we need to achieve").

KC4/N2TA ---> This is Mike, RW1AI, operating from Novolazarevskaya Base in
Antarctica. He is also active as RI1AND, and expects to remain there until
March. QSL for KC4/N2TA via N2TA (see qrz.com).

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,341 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: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

SWODXA DX DINNER ---> The 32nd DX Dinner, sponsored again by the SouthWest
Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with the 2017 Dayton
Hamvention, will be on Friday, 19 May at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.
Dinner tickets can already be ordered by going to www.swodxaevents.org;
programme details and a list of the prizes will be on the website as they
become available. [TNX W8GEX]

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS & SUPPORTING GRANTS ---> In 2008 The Yasme
Foundation established the Yasme Excellence Awards, to be presented to
Individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort and
dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The
contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational
achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and
prosper. The latest recipients, announced on 2 January, are:
* Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, in recognition of his many innovations, such as the
Opposite Voltage Feed concept for amateur radio antennas, and for
documenting his work in English to make it widely available.
* Hani Raad, OD5TE, in recognition of his work advancing amateur radio in
Lebanon and the Arabic Region and his efforts related to the re-
introduction of amateur radio examinations in Lebanon.
The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation has also announced a number
of supporting grants in furtherance of its goal of supporting the
development of amateur radio:
* A further grant to the Radio Club d'Haiti for the acquisition of radios to
be used for emergency communications
* A grant to the Mongolian Radio Sports Federation for the acquisition of
laptop computers for use in the Federation's High Speed Telegraphy
competition
* A grant to the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the
acquisition of amateur radio equipment for the station at the new
headquarters in San Francisco, California
* A grant to the Amateur Radio Society of Dominica for the acquisition of
amateur radio training materials and the donation of a transceiver, power
supply, tuner and headset
* A grant to WRTC 2018 for the sponsorship of the Ham Widows' Ball
* A grant to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand for support of the HS0AC
club station
A substantial revision of the YASME Foundation's website (www.yasme.org)
has been completed. The new website contains information on Yasme's history,
past recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award, prior grants, the Yasme
Awards and an updated listing of eligible call signs. The website also makes
available complete copies of "The Yasme News" published in the late 1950s by
Dick Spenceley, KV4AA (SK), all prior Yasme press releases and information
about the Yasme book authored by Jim Cain, K1TN. [TNX W6SZN]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3DA0AY ZS6AYE EI22WAW EI6AL PA150N PA9LUC
3W1T RW6HS EI33WAW EI6AL PC30EUDXF PA1AW
3W3B E21EIC EI44WAW EI6AL PD30EUDXF PA1AW
3Z17HNY SP6IEQ EI66WAW EI6AL PD75JEEP PD2RKG
4K8YL 4K4K EI77WAW EI6AL PF30EUDXF PA1AW
4O7CC UA4CC EI88WAW EI6AL PG150N PA7DA
4V1TL W3HNK EI99WAW EI6AL PH30EUDXF PA1AW
4X6TT N4GNR EM90WA UR5WA PI35ETL PA1CPA
5K6RM HK6RM EM9WFF EA5HPX PJ7TM K2GSJ
5P90EDR OZ1ACB EO25F UX0FF R110B RZ4AZ
5R8GC DJ6SI EO90WE US5WE R19KDR RQ7L
5R8IC F6ICX EP2LMA EA5GL R870M RK3AW
5R8SV G3SWH EX2V RW6HS RA17NY RQ7L
5R8UJ DF9TM GM4FOC G3SWH RC17NY RQ7L
5R8UR DL2SWW GS8VL GM4FDM RK17NY RQ7L
5W1SA JA1DXA H44LG JE1LGY RM17NY RQ7L
6E0C XE1EE H44MS DL2GAC RO17NY RQ7L
7Z1HL DJ9ZB H44SHD HB9SHD RT17NY RQ7L
7Z1SJ EA7FTR H74B EA3BT RU17NY RQ7L
8Q7AZ DL8AZ H74WL EA3BT RU55IA R2DX
8Q7ND LZ1COM HA44FF HA5OKE RW17NY RQ7L
9A1700SBD 9A4J HF800O SP6PAZ RZ17NY RQ7L
9A57AX 9A5AX HG30EUDXF HA0HW S0S EA2JG
9H3IT IK4ALM HG44FY HA8FY S5100SF S59DKR
9J2BO G3TEV HG70RADAR HA8KWG S557E S50O
9J2HN JR2KDN HI3DX HI3B S560SLODA S59DRW
9M2/R6AF/P R6AF HI3K KB2MS S570ABC S59ABC
9M2TO JA0DMV HI3Y RW6HS SN0ALFA SP5KAB
9V1YC W5UE HS70A HS6MYW SN1WOSP SP1PMY
A25SL N4GNR HZ1BL IZ8CLM SN3WOSP SP3CGK
A31MM EA5GL HZ1BW W3HNK SP0CFF SP2FAP
A61AS YO3FRI HZ1SK IZ8CLM SP9YFF/4 SP9WAN
A61FJ LZ1YE II0EUDX IS0AGY SU1SK SM5AQD
A61FK A61BK JD1BMH JD1BMH [b] T88FY JK2VOC
A61HA A61BK JD1BMH JG7PSJ [d] T88GA JA7XBG
A61Q EA7FTR JG8NQJ/JD1 JA8CJY [d] T8CW JA0FOX [b]
A65DC IZ8CLM JG8NQJ/JD1 JG8NQJ [b] T8CW JH0IXE [d]
A70X M0OXO JW2US LA2US TG9ADM EA5GL
A93JA KE5JA KH2L W3HNK TM17PGM F4FCE
AN5CRM EA5URL KH2TJ W7TR TM1CEZ M0OXO
AO2016DSS EA2URD KP4AW NP3IR TY2AC IZ1BZV
AT1BSG VU2NRO LA30EUDXF PA1AW TY2CD N4GNR
CN2LW HB9EOU LM10HAM LA2G TZ4AM W0SA
CN8KD EA5XX LM80Q LA9VDA TZ5XR F5MXH
CO6LC IZ1GDB LM80REX LA9VDA V53DX DO4DXA
CO8LY EA7ADH LX0RL LX1KQ V63AVO JA3AVO
CP4BT DJ2BW LZ552SGO LZ1KCP V63PBL JH3PBL
CP6CL W3HNK NP2J K8RF VE100VIMY/VE1 N7RO
CX7CO EA5GL NP4A W3HNK VE100VIMY/VY2 N7RO
D44TBT SM5EPO OD5ET EB7DX VI50DC M0OXO
D44TVB UA4WHX OE30EUDXF OE4VIE VK2DX W3HNK
DF0WRTC DJ9MH OF0RJ OH0RJ VK5CE/P VK5CE
DF90KWTJ DL2APJ OF100FI/# OH2BAD VY1JA N3SL
DL1516BIER DK2HM OF10A OH1HS W2HRU N2MUN
DL30EUDXF DJ6SI OF3077F OH3JF XF2L XE1SOV
DL70NRW DK7TX OH0Z W0MM XK150YUKON KC1CWF
DM60KJN DL3VU OH20TAR OH1HS XQ6OA CE6WUW
DP1POL DL1ZBO OM685RADOLA OM3CND XV9NPS JA2NPS [b]
DU1DL DK2DJ ON25CRD/P ON4CRD XV9NPS JA2ODB [d]
DU1IST JA1HGY ON30EUDXF ON6CC XW4XR E21EIC
DU1UD/p M0OXO OT50DST ON4QM YB9KA HA3JB
DU3LA W3HNK OX5M OZ0J YP5XMAS YO9FNP
DX8DX M0OXO OY1OF M0URX YV1KK OH0XX
E77DX E77E OZ90EDR OZ1ACB YW315MCY YV4AA
EF2AKZ EA2URC P49MR VE3MR ZL17NY ZL1SLO
EI11WAW EI6AL P49X W0YK ZS6CCY K3IRV

5T0JL Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
Belgium
CU6NS Victor Silva, Rua Padre Domingues Ferreira 22, 9940-340 Sao Roque
do Pico, Portugal
EA3BT Josep Gibert del Pino, Carrer del Col-legi 1, 08800 Vilanova I La
Geltru (Barcelona), Spain
H40DA Darren Johnston, P.O. Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO QLD 4118,
Australia
H44DA Shane Lynd, 17 Atherton Crescent, Glenden QLD 4743, Australia
H44DX Darren Johnston, P.O. Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO QLD 4118,
Australia
HB0AFVL Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
Liechtenstein
HG17EYOF MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27, 9027,
Hungary
OX3XR Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
XE1SOV Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Col. Plazas
Amalucan, 72310 Puebla PUE, Mexico
YP700CJ Transilvania Connection, CP 168, 400750 Cluj-Napoca 1, Romania
YV50ARV Esteban Romagni, 263 Cross Point CV, Collierville TN 38017 USA

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