21 January 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1342

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4X - Look for 4X0B to be active from the baptism site of Qasr al-Yahud
on the banks of the Jordan River (Holyland square M17YN) on 28
January. QSL via 4X6ZM. [TNX 4Z4DX]
5T - Jean, 5T0JL (ON8RA) will be active again (CW only) as 5T0ITU on 1
February. The special callsign will be used during ITU events, in
this case the 7th meeting of CWG-LANG (the ITU Council Working
Group on the use of the six official languages of the Union).
5T0ITU will be QRV on several other occasions during 2017. See
for Jean's activity calendar, and make sure
to comply with his operating habits. QSL direct to ON8RA.
9M2 - A team will be active as 9M4LI from Lalang Island (AS-072), West
Malaysia on 3-5 February. QSL direct to 9W2NDQ.
FO/A - Neil VA7DX, Keith VE7KW, Madison W5MJ and Bob W5RF will be active
as TX5T () from Raivavae (OC-114), Austral
Islands from 20 February to 3 March. They will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 160-10m. QSL via M0URX's OQRS ().
[TNX M0URX]
HA - Special callsign HG14HST is active to promote the 14th IARU High
Speed Telegraphy World Championship that will be held in Esztergom,
Hungary on 8-12 September (see for complete
details). QSL via HA2NA and LoTW.
HC - Rick, NE8Z will be active again from Ecuador from 21 January to 9
February. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-6 metres as HC1MD from
Tumbaco (Pichincha Province) and as HC1MD/HC2 from Ballenita (Santa
Elena Province). QSL via K8LJG (direct) and LoTW.
J7 - David, KK4WW and Gaynell, KK4WWW will be active as J79WW, J79WWW
and J79USA from Dominica (NA-101) from 20 January to 1 February.
QSLs via N4USA. [TNX DX World]
PY - Murilo, PY2DS will be active as PR2GU from Ilha do Guarau (SA-071)
on 20-21 January for "just a few hours". Expect him to operate CW
and SSB on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PY2DS, direct or
bureau.
UA2 - Special callsigns R1336FO and R680FBO will be active from 20
January to 20 April for the 680th anniversary of the the city of
Chernyakhovsk (formerly known as Insterburg), Kaliningrad. QSL via
R2FBO. [TNX qrz.ru]
UN - UP28UA and other twelve special callsigns representing the various
sports (UP28UAS, UP28UBA, UP28UCL, UP28UCS, UP28UFS, UP28UIH,
UP28UNC, UP28USB, UP28USJ, UP28USK, UP28USS and UP28UST) will be
active from 28 January to 8 February for the XXVIII Winter
Universiade (the World University Games organized by the
International University Sports Federation) to be held in Almaty,
Kazakhstan. See for information on the award
programme. Paper QSLs via DL8KAC (direct); electronic QSLs will be
available on .
V3 - Victor, WB0TEV will be active again as V31VP from Belize on 9-14
February. He will operate mainly SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres, and
will participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS or via home call (direct or bureau). [TNX DX World]
VE - VY0ERC, the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located in the
environs of the weather station on Ellesmere Island (NA-008), will
be active again from 22 January until early April. "QRV time will
be as and when conditions allow". QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX M0OXO]
VQ9 - Steve, W3HF will be active as VQ9HF from Diego Garcia (AF-006),
Chagos Islands on 20-27 January. He plans to operate PSK31 on 40-10
metres in his spare time. QSL via home call (direct or bureau),
LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
W - Look for W2IQW and AC0QG to be active as N5A from South Padre
Island (NA-092) between 18 January and 1 February. This special
callsign for promoting and participating in the Winter Field Day
(, 28-29 January). QSL direct to AC0QG. [TNX
rsgbiota.org]
W - The "KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology Operating Event" will
"commemorate man's historical milestones in air, space, and
technology over the last 400 years" by operating twelve 1x1
callsigns during 2017. The first one is N7R (19-23 January),
celebrating "Three Generations of Mars Rovers"; it will be followed
by W7J (2-6 February) for the "Discovery of Jupiter's Galilean
Moons". See for complete
information. QSL direct to KB7QPS.
YB - Leo, YC9MLL will be active from Flores Island (OC-151) [425DXN
1339] between 18 and 25 January, and again between 21 and 24 July.
He will operate mainly SSB on 15 metres, but he might also give 20
and 40 metres a try. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS () or direct
only (for traditional cards) to Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill,
Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom. [TNX M0OXO]
YB - Emmanuel, F5LIT will be active as YB9/F5LIT from Bali Island
(OC-022) from 27 January to 7 February. He will operate SSB on 20,
17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX
The Daily DX]
YJ - Rod, YJ8RN departed for Gaua (formerly known as Santa Maria Island,
OC-104) on 18 January and will be working there for a while. He
hopes to be QRV on 40 and 20 metres between 6 and 9 UTC. QSL via
NZ4DX. [TNX The Daily DX]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> The "Team Statement of Commitment" that can be found
on the DXpedition's website () reads as follows:
A DXpedition to Bouvet is not to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and
dangerous place that demands attention to safety, serious planning,
physical and mental endurance, time to allow for storms and rough seas and
a team with the right balance of size, experience, talent, emotional
stability and sense of purpose. We feel we have met these criteria, but
when we arrive at Bouvet, we also need to attend to our obligations to
you, our financial supporters and DX audience. How we meet those
obligations and expectations will define us as a team.
It is our belief that, given the rarity of this entity, we must pull out
all the stops. We must utilize maximum legal power, the best antennas,
world class transceivers, propagation studies, the best location on the
island, a safe vessel and crew, highly qualified helicopter pilots and the
complementary resources of our team. We will need near real-time
information flowing to us through our extensive pilot system, so that we
can maximize our primary purpose - providing QSOs.
We have a conscience. We will not do this just for the sake of doing it
and end up using a compromised location, less than 24/7 coverage of all
open bands, limited power, inefficient antennas and insufficient time at
the island. We want to do this right, and give everyone the best possible
chance of making the QSOs they desire, be they on 160, the WARC bands,
SSB, CW, RTTY or 6 and 2 meter EME.
Rest assured that we will do our very best for you! No shortcuts or
compromises!

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The December 2016 issue is now available for
download at . [TNX IZ3EBA]

IOTA NEWS ---> "A final reminder 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", Roger Balister (G3KMA) posted to
on 19 January. "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. It is important that 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. Chasers with a pending score of
more than 100 IOTAs valid for the basic award who have never submitted an
application should consider entering the programme now. The IOTA Board has
before it a proposal to withdraw chasers' access to records that are being
used for essentially private benefit without any apparent intention to enter
the programme".

+ SILENT KEY + Kurt Bindschedler, HB9MX passed away on 17 January. Born in
1926, he was the doyen of Swiss DXers and the first President of the Swiss
DX Foundation. Over a 15-year span he operated multiple times as S79MX from
the Seychelles, including activity from at that time rare IOTA groups such
as the Aldabra, Cosmoledo, Amirante and Farquhar Islands.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3B9FR M0OXO EM500L UR6LLC T88HS JA6KYU
3D2JS WB2TJO EN1UCF UR7UT T88TK JI6BFF
3V8CB LX1NO FS4WBS IZ1MHY T88UW JH7IPR
4K9W DL6KVA GB2GM G3UCQ T88WM JQ6FQI
4L9M R3XA GB8KW G0UKN TM57A F-11734
4M1K OH0XX HC1WDT W0OR TM57D F-11734
4M4C YV4YC HF6ESK SP6PWW TM57H F-11734
4S7KKG DC0KK HG14HST HA2NA TM57N F-11734
7Q7BP G3MRC HH2AA NR6M UE74M RQ7L
7U9C SM4VPZ HH8/N3BNA KA2AEV V31AX M0URX
7X5KBS 2E0SDV HK1MW N2OO V31RF K8NDS
8Q7RB GM4DLG HP2/IZ2ZTQ IZ2LSP [d] V31VC SP7VC
9A1957AA 9A2AA HP2/IZ2ZTQ IZ2ZTQ [b] V31WO WO9K
9H2017EU 9H1SP HV0A IK0FVC V31YN DJ4KW
9M6XRO M0URX J79WTA HB9MFM V51RJ EA7FTR
9Q6AL DF9TA KC4AAA K1IED V51WH DK2WH
A45WH NI5DX KL7SB/VP9 NI5DX V63ARJ JA3ARJ
A62A A61BK LZ114RF LZ1YE V63LSS JH3LSS
A65BG PA5M NH0DX/NH2 JL3RDC VE100VIMY/VE2 N7RO
A65DR N4GNR OF0TA OH2TA VE100VIMY/VE3 N7RO
A71TA IZ8CLM OH100FIN OH2AP VK3FY/DU8 M0OXO
A71YY M0OXO OK2RRR OK2RZ VP2VAW W4KZK
A75GT N4GNR OM42KYSUCE OM3CND VP8DMH M0PRL
AP2TN DJ9ZB OX90EDR OZ1ACB VR2USJ JF1RCY
AU2WBR VU2NRO P29LL EA7FTR VU2RBQ DJ9RB
CN2VB UA4WHX R1238M RK3AW W2T KC2SWB
CO6HLP IZ1DSH R170VN RW3VA W3T W4AAW
CX2AQ EA5KB R17TCNY RN3RQ [b] XR7T CE7PGO
D2XX CT1CRS R17TCNY UA3RU [d] XT2HB F5MVB
DC500LS DM2AJK R1CA/P R1CX XW4ZW K1SE
DM5LUTHER DJ6SI R1QAP RA1QV [b] YJ0WW JA2NQG
DP0GVN DL5EBE R1QAP UA1QV [d] ZD8KFC N4GNR
DU1/JA3FJE JN3VQM R90DOSAAF RN3RQ ZD8SC WB4GHY
DU1KA NR6M RI1ANA ZS1OIN ZF2LC W2SM
E51ADD K7ADD RZ1CWC RW6HS ZF2PG K8PGJ
E51AMF K7ADD SN0GKR SP3PGR ZS8Z ZS1LS
E51WWA AD7AF SN25BWOSP SQ4O ZV2CV PY2XIZ
EI55WAW EI6AL T88AQ JH6WDG ZZ8P PT2GTI

7Y0A Ben Lagha, 18 rue Louis Aragon, 26200 Montelimar, France
5A1AL Randy Becnel, 243 Red Top Rd, Lumberton MS 39455-5214, USA
CE7PGO Bruno Schulbach Flores, Casilla 631, 5312351 Osorno, X Region de
Los Lagos, Chile
K7ADD Bengt-Erik Norum, 16221 300th PL NE, Duvall WA 98109, USA
PJ4B Peter Jelgersma, Noordzijde 14, 2411 RA Bodegraven, The Netherlands
PT2GTI Roberto Franca Stuckert, SHIN QI 7 Conjunto 12 Casa 14,
Brasilia - DF, 71515-120, Brazil
PY2XIZ Willian Araujo Santolica, Rua Ceara 201, Cabreuva - SP,
13315-000, Brazil
T88SM Hakata Radio, P.O.Box 232, Hakata, 812-8799, Japan
VP8CLE David Houlden, 29 Court Barton, Portland, DT5 2HJ, United Kingdom
VU2NRO National Institute of Amateur Radio, 6-3-1092/93 Raj Bhawan Road,
Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082, India
W4KZK Charles E. Lamb, PO Box 211, Bent Mountain VA 24059, USA
ZC4DB Dave Brooks, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AA,
United Kingdom
ZC4JB Judith Brooks, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AA,
United Kingdom
ZC4SB Steve G. Bryan, 99 Greystones Road, Whiston, Rotherham, S60 4BH,
United Kingdom
ZS1LS Allan Saul, P.O. Box 55206, Sunset Beach, 7435, South Africa
W0OR Bill Dean, 8641 Sandro Road, Bloomington MN 55438, USA

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