28 January 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1343

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5B - H2017PFO is a special callsign issued for the period 1 January-
31 December to the Paphos Radio Club to celebrate Paphos (Cyprus)
sharing the honour of being the European Capital of Culture for
2017 with Aarhus (Denmark). QSL via Club Log's OQRS or via 5B4AIE
(direct preferred: for bureau cards, use the OQRS "bureau" option).
[TNX 5B4AHJ]
6W - Ron, VE3REV moved to Dakar, Senegal in August 2016, and is now
QRV as 6W1SU. He will be there for two or three years, and will be
active on 80-6 metres "phone only, but hoping to tackle CW later".
He asks DXers to be "tolerant, patient, polite and supportive" with
him. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) and LoTW;
traditional cards via M0URX (direct only). [TNX M0URX]
9N - The newly formed EI DX Group will be active as 9N7EI from Nepal on
8-20 March. The 11-man team (EI2II, EI2JD, EI4GZB, EI5GM, EI5IQ,
EI5IX, EI6FR, EI9FBB, EI9HQ, EI9HX and EI9KF) will operate up to
five stations 24/7 on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL
via M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/); traditional cards via M0OXO
(direct only). The full log will be uploaded to LoTW "in a timely
manner" after the DXpedition. See https://9n7ei.com/ for more
information and updates. [TNX EI9FBB]
C6 - Bob N4BP (C6AKQ), Tim N4UM (C6ARU) and Mike K4RUM (C6AUM) will be
active from Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco (NA-080) on 7-21 February.
They will operate mainly CW on 160-6 metres. Plans are to
participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as individual single-band
entries (on 80, 20 and 40 metres respectively). QSL C6AKQ via N4BP
(direct) and LoTW; QSL C6ARU via N4UM (direct, no LoTW); QSL C6AUM
via K4RUM (direct), LoTW and eQSL with logsearch on Club Log. [TNX
The Daily DX]
EA9 - Look for Tom EA9/DJ6TF, Sigi EA9/DL7DF, Juergen EA9/DL7UFN and
Frank EA9/DL7UFR to be active from Melilla on 15-22 March. They
will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-10 metres with two
stations. QSLs via DL7DF, direct or bureau, and LoTW "within six
months after the DXpedition". OQRS and further information can be
found on www.dl7df.com/ea9/.
GM - Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club's members G0SBN, G8YFA, GM3WOJ, M0GAE
and M0KLO will be active as GS0NWM from the Isle of Mull (EU-008)
on 21-28 April. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6
metres. QSL via M0URX's OQRS (www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) and logsearch on
Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
H40 - Stan, LZ1GC will be active again as H40GC from Nendo (OC-100),
Temotu Province on 3-17 October. Activity will be on the HF bands
SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), via home
call (direct or bureau) and LoTW. More information will be posted
to www.c21gc.com. [TNX NG3K]
KG4 - Active from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) will be Bill W4WV as KG4WV (10-
24 February), Jim KG9LB as KG4AW (10-24 February), Keith KE4KDY as
KG4DY (10-17 February) and Don W4ZYT as KG4ZK (17-24 February).
They will operate CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via
home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PA - Marcel, PD5MVH will be active as PD5MVH/p from Ameland Island
(EU-038) from 28 January to 11 February. He will participate in the
Black Sea Cup International (4-5 February) as PD38EU. QSLs via home
call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
PY - Participating in the 9th South American Lighthouses Weekend, look
for ZW2R to be active from Icapara Lighthouse on Ilha Comprida
(SA-024) on 17-19 February. QSL via PY2LCD, direct or bureau, and
LoTW.
PY0F - Leo, PP1CZ will be active again as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de
Noronha (SA-003) on 3-8 February. He will operate mainly CW with
some SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres, plus 6m if conditions allow. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS or direct only to PP1CZ (neither the bureau nor
LoTW are available). [TNX PP1CZ]
PZ - Matt, K0BBC will be active as PZ5W from Suriname on 27-30 January.
He will operate SSB and digital modes. QSL via N0AT and LoTW; OQRS
on Club Log. [TNX QRZ DX]
UA - The Radio Marathon "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running until 31
December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870M (1-10
February) and R2017M (11-28 February). Detailed information on the
event and the award programme can be found at www.moscow870.com.
UA - Yury R2DG, Vasily R7AA and Yevgeny UA6EX will be active as RI0LI
from Leont'yeva, one of the Medvezh'i Islands (AS-022) during the
last week of July, followed by a short operation as RA70AA from
GUSMP Island (AS-070). A website is under construction. [TNX
Russian Robinson Club]
V3 - Art, NN7A will be active again as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye
(NA-180), Belize on 15-21 February, including an entry in the ARRL
DX CW Contest. He will operate mainly CW on 160-10 metres. QSL via
NN7A, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
V4 - Thaire, W2APF will be active as V47JR from Nevis Island (NA-104)
from 18 March to 1 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
V5 - Georg, DD8ZX and Klaus, DJ9KM will be active again as V5/DD8ZX and
V5/DJ9KM from Namibia on 6-18 February. They will operate SSB, RTTY
and PSK on 160-10 metres, and if possible on 6m. Plans are to
participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest (13-14 February),
possibly as V55V (QSL via DJ8VC). QSL via V5/DD8ZX via DD8ZX
(direct or bureau); QSL V5/DJ9KM via DJ9KM (direct or bureau) and
LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VK9M - Rob, N7QT and Hawk, SM5AQD "are working to activate Mellish Reef
this coming November". Plans are for eight operators to be active
on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations. Details will
be available in due course. [TNX DX World]
VU - Operated by the West Bengal Radio Club, special station AU2WBR
[425DXN 1340] is expected to remain QRV from Sagar Island (AS-153)
until 31 January. QSL via VU2NRO (National Institute of Amateur
Radio, 6-3-1092/93 Raj Bhawan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082,
India).
W - Once again members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate as K6PV/6
from Santa Catalina Island (NA-066) on 23-26 February. Plans are to
operate SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and "some satellite work"; they expect
most activity to be on 40, 30, 20 and 17m, "but if the higher bands
are open, we'll be there". QSL direct to K6PV. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XE - XF2L [425DXN 1340] is confirmed to be active from Isla de
Sacrificios (NA-224) during the South American Lighthouses Weekend
on 17-19 February. Activity will be restricted to daylight hours
only, from 15 to 22 UTC. QSL via XE1SOV; logsearch can be found on
http://puebladx.org/spcall/XF2L_log.php.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9G5X ---> The website for the 7-21 March 9G5X DXpedition to Ghana [425DXN
1339] can be found at http://www.ossett.net/9G5X. Six operators will be
active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW; logsearch with leaderboard on Club Log. [TNX G3VMW]

AMATEUR RADIO ALGERIENS APPEAL --- > "Vlad, UA4WHX (7V7V) recently got in
touch and wanted to convey to the DX world a serious problem about to occur
within Amateur Radio Algeriens" (ARA, the l ocal IARU member society): see
http://dx-world.net/perilous-state-of-amateur-radio-in-algeria/ for detailed
information. So far some 90 responses to the appeal have raised the 79% of
the target amount.

QSL CY9C ---> Bureau cards for the August 2016 DXpedition to St. Paul Island
Will be mailed on 1 February. "This is our closing date for bureau
confirmations", the team states on their website, "no bureau cards will be
processed after that date". Use Club Log's OQRS (the direct link can be
found on http://cy9dxpedition.com/) and request your bureau cards "no later
than 30 January".

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 5T5TI (AF-050), 5X1XA, 5Z4/DJ6TF,
5Z4/DL7KL, 7Y9GH, 7Y9LI, 7Y9OU, 7Y9SE, 7Y9TH, 8Q7SP, 9G5AM, 9N7XW, 9Q0HQ/3,
A65BP, B90IARU, C37NL, C5FUD, CP6AA, DL800JE, DU1UD/p, E51Q, E6AC, H40GC,
H44GC, HB0AFVL, JW0GB, JY9FC, K9AJ/VY0, KH2/DF8AN, OA7/DL2RMC, OX/OZ1LXJ,
P4/DL6RAI, PJ2/PA3EYC, R23RRC (AS-091), R3CA/0 (AS-038, AS-070, AS-152,
AS-163, AS-164),R3CA/9 (AS-005, AS-068, AS-104)RC55YG, RW55YG, RZ55YG, S9YY,
T30COW, T31T, TI7/K4ZGB, TO5FP, UE23RRC (AS-142), V63AJ, VK5GR/p (OC-139),
VK9LX, VP2MLB, VP6AH, VP6J, VU2GSM, VU7MS, XU7MDC, YB3MM/1 (OC-237), YW6X
(SA-090), ZA/ZA1P, ZD8W.

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