11 February 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1345
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3X - 3XY3D is the callsign issued for Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ
to use during their operation from Kassa Island (AF-051), Guinea
[425DXN 1344]. They expect to remain there until 26 February, with
activity on 40-10 metres mainly CW. QSL via F5OZC. [TNX DX World]
5U - The 5U5R DXpedition team now includes EA2RY, EA1SA, EA5KM, EA5RM,
EA7AJR, EA7KW, F9IE, HK6F, IK5RUN, IN3ZNR and K3LP. They will
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres metres with at least four
stations on 9-20 March. QSL via EA5RM and LoTW; logsearch and OQRS
on www.dxfriends.com/5u5r.
5X - Jonathan, KK7PW will be active as 5X1O from Uganda from 21 February
to 7 March. He will operate CW, SSB, WSPR and possibly JT65 on 40,
20, 15 and 10 metres, typically during the local early mornings and
late evenings. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
8P - Bob, G3PJT will be active as 8P9IF from Barbados (NA-021) on 7-13
March. He will operate mainly CW and will participate in the RSGB
Commonwealth (BERU) Contest (11-12 March). Outside the contest he
will be QRV holiday style especially on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX NG3K]
9M0 - Hrane, YT1AD and a large team (AD6E, DU1UD, HL5FUA, K6MKF, K6SZR,
K9JM, N6TQS, VK3FY, VK3GK, YT3W, ZL3WW and several 9M6 operators
"from Kota Konibalu") will be active as 9M0W (requested callsign)
from Layang Layang, Spratly Islands (AS-051) for 8-10 days during
the "first part of December". More information is expected in due
course. [TNX YT3W]
CE - A team from Radio Club de los Andes and the North Patagonia DX
Group will be active as XR5M from the Chilean island of Mocha
(SA-061) on 8-13 March. They will operate SSB and CW on the HF
bands and 6 metres. QSL via IK2DUW and LoTW. See
https://xr5m.blogspot.com for more information. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
CT9 - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will be active as
CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) from 9 March to 5
April. They plan to operate mostly CW with a focus on 12, 17 and
30 metres. Look for them daily after 16 UTC. Also, they have got
the permission to use 60m, and will be QRV there late in their
evenings. QSL via home calls (bureau preferred), LoTW and eQSL.
Email requests for bureau cards can be sent to dl3kwr[@]darc.de or
dl3kwf[@]darc.de respectively. [TNX DL3KWF]
D4 - Girts, YL2KL will be active as D4Z from the Monteverde Contest
Club's station (http://d4c.cc/) on Sao Vincente Island (AF-086),
Cape Verde on 13-20 February. He will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest as D4C. QSL both callsigns via LoTW and eQSL, via bureau to
IK2NCJ or direct to Monteverde Contest Club, 6963 Pregassona,
DU - Jacek, SP5APW will be active as DU9/SP5APW from Siargao Island
(OC-235) on 9-16 May. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via home
call. [TNX DX World]
FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) from 24 February to 26 March. He will operate SSB on the
HF bands as well as JT65B on 2m EME. QSL via F1DUZ, direct or
FS - David, F8AAN will be active as FS/F8AAN from Saint Martin (NA-105)
from 17 February to 10 March. He will operate CW only on 40-10
metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX DX World]
HB0 - A team from the Stirling District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) and
the GMDX group will be active as HB0/GM4UYE from Liechtenstein on
1-6 June. Five operators will be active on 80-6 metres CW, SSB and
Digital modes. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/); any
money raised will be donated to charity. [TNX DX World]
HK0 - Will, AA4NC will operate CW, RTTY and SSB as 5K0N from San Andres
Island (NA-033) from 12 February to 8 March, including
participation in the ARRL DX CW and SSB contests with the 5J0NA
team [425DXN 1341]. QSL 5K0N via LoTW or direct to AA4NC. During
the first two weeks he will be joined by Ron, AA4VK, who will
operate SSB as AA4VK/HK0. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HL - Taka, JA8COE will be active as HL4/JA8COE from Cheju Island
(AS-026) on 8-11 March. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB mainly on
40-17 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau; OQRS on Club
Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JA - Look for JF3ELH/6 to be active from the Okimawa Islands (AS-017) on
23-28 February. He will be QRV from three different islands in the
same IOTA group: Kume (23-24 February), Tonaki (25-26 February) and
Okinawa Honto (27-28 february). QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be active as
JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara on 7-10 March. He will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log and updates via
Twitter (@jd1bly). [TNX NG3K]
PJ2 - Look for PJ2/OE3GEA to be active holiday style from Curacao
(SA-099) from 18 February to 1 March. He will operate CW only on
40-10 metres. QSL via OE3GEA, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PJ6 - Jeff, NM1Y is on Saba Island (NA-145) and plans to participate in
either the CQ WPX RTTY and the ARRL DX CW contests as PJ6T (QSL via
LoTW). Outside the contests he will be active holiday style as
PJ6/NM1Y (QSL via LoTW or direct to home call) on 80-10 metres SSB,
RTTY and CW. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV5 - Stathis, SV5DKL and Panos, SV2DSJ will participate in the CQ WW 160
Meter SSB Contest (24-26 February) as SX5R from Rhodes, Dodecanese
(EU-001). QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL or via SV5DKL. [TNX
T8 - Noboru, JH1OLB will be active as T88DT from Koror (OC-009), Palau
on 17-21 February. "Possible operation modes" are SSB, CW, RTTY,
PSK31, SSTV and JT65A on 160-6 metres, depending on conditions. QSL
via JH1OLB, direct or bureau. Neither eQSL nor LoTW will be used.
TI - Marta HA9WM and Chris HA5XA (HA5X) will be active holiday style
from Costa Rica between 15 February and 1 March. They will be QRV
as TI6/HA9WM and TI6/HA5X from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, and
TI7/HA9WM and TI7/HA5X from Tilaran. [TNX The Daily DX]
TU - TU7C is the callsign issued to the Radio-club de Provins' large
team for their 9-19 March DXpedition to Grand Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire
[425DXN 1341]. Fifteen operators will be QRV on 160-6 metres CW,
SSB, RTTY and PSK with five stations (one for CW, two for SSB, one
for digital modes and one for 6m). QSL via Club Log's OQRS and
LoTW; traditional cards should be sent to F1ULQ (direct or bureau).
See https://tu2017dx.wordpress.com/ for more information and
updates. [TNX F5NQL]
UA - The "Arctic's Legends" expediton is set to start on 14 February
[425DXN 1333], but the IOTA activations are expected to begin in
early March. Plans are for RT9K/9 to be QRV from Helland-Hansen
Island (AS-054) on 1-5 March, Tyrtov Island (AS-121) on 6-9 March,
Nansen Island (AS-104) on 10-14 March and the Scott Hansen Islands
(AS-068) on 16-20 March. Actual dates will depend on weather and
ice conditions. Three stations are expected to operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 40-10 metres. The expedition will end in late
March. QSL via RX9KM; four separate Club Log entries have been
created and the OQRS will be enabled in due course. Follow the
expedition progress on http://yanaorgo.ru/s/02_17/page-18.html.
UA - Russian Robinson Club's members Aleksandr RA3AV, Yuri UA0KBG and
Victor UA3AKO will be active as R71RRC from Arakamchechen Island
(AS-071) for 5-7 days between 7 and 17 April. Dates are tentative
and will depend on local conditions. Plans are to operate CW and
SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metrees with two stations. QSL via UA3AKO,
direct or bureau; OQRS on Club Log. See www.qrz.com/db/R71RRC for
more information. This IOTA group was activated only twice, by
4K4/EK0AK (1990) and UA0KAP/A (1991).
UA_ant - Oleg, ZS1OIN has left the Russian Antarctic base Molodezhnaya
(RI1ANA) [425DXN 1337] and is now expected to be active as RI1ANN
from the Progress station until 22 February. QSL via ZS1OIN. [TNX
VK - The Darwin Amateur Radio Club will be active as VI8BOD from 18
February to 28 March to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bombing
of Darwin during World War II. QSL via M0URX's OQRS
(www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) for direct and bureau cards.
VK - Craig, VK5CE will be active as VK5CE/7 from Bruny Island (OC-233)
on 22-23 April. "Based on current band conditions", he anticipates
operating mainly on 40 and 20 metres SSB, with some activity on 30m
PSK63 ("I find this better than RTTY for weak signals") and 17m
SSB. QSL via Club Log's OQRS; traditional cards via VK5CE, direct
or bureau. See https://oc233.wordpress.com/ for more information.
VP5 - Look for VP5/K0PC and VP5/AC0W to be active from Providenciales
(NA-002), Caicos Islands on 15-22 February. QSL via home calls,
Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. They will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest as VP5K (QSL via K0PC, LoTW and Club lOg's OQRS). [TNX The
Daily DX]
XE - Celebrating the spring equinox, which was important in Mayan
culture, a group of operators will be active as 6E3MAYA on 18-21
March from different archaeological sites in the Mexican states of
Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo. The activity
will be on 80-6 metres SSB, CW, digital modes and satellite. QSL
via XE3N and LoTW. [TNX XE3N]
ZF - Scott, KA9P as ZF2SC and Ron, W9XS as ZF2FB will be active from the
Cayman Islands (NA-016) on 22-28 February. They will be QRV on
40-15 metres and satellite. QSLs via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

AFRICAN TRIP ---> Eric, SM1TDE will be active as 9X2CW from Rwanda on 17-22
February, and as 5X8EW from Uganda on 23-26 February. He will operate CW
only on 40-10 metres. QSL via SM1TDE and logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The
Daily DX]

INDIAN OCEAN TRIP ---> Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Tony VK3TZ and Dindo DU1UD
will be active as VK9XI from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 2-10 October
(Oceania DX SSB Contest included), and as VK9CI from the Cocos (Keeling)
Islands (OC-003) on 10-17 October (Oceania DX CW Contest included). They
will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres, with two stations and a
focus on the lower bands. There may be some 6m activity as well. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [TNX M0OXO]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The January 2017 issue is now available for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

HAMALERT ---> Created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM), HamAlert "is a system that
allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the
Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster". You can receive alerts
via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST; spots can be filtered and
the number of alerts can be limited. See https://hamalert.org/about for
complete information.

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 9th South American Lighthouses Weekend will be
held on 17-19 February. Details, including a listing of participating
stations, can be found at http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/.

QSL 5A1AL & 5A1A ---> Abubaker (5A1AL) has announced that "the QSL process
for both call signs 5A1AL and 5A1A will be taken over by myself starting
from 11th of February 2017". Abubaker is going to upload his log to Club Log
and enable the OQRS. W5UE will forward to Abubaker all direct QSL requests
received after 10 February.

WRTC 2022 ---> Italy is stepping forward as a potential candidate country to
host the World Radiosport Team Championship 2022: http://wrtc2022.it. The
petition has gathered 350+ signatures from 25 different countries so far.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/DJ7RJ, 3B9FR, 3DA0AY, 3W2R,
3W3MD, 4O/KC0W, 5H1WW (AF-032), 5T5TI (AF-050), 6Y4K, 7P8EUDXF, 8Q7SP,
9G5AM, 9H5BZ, 9M8K, A45WH, A70X (AS-088), BG5BWZ (AS-141), DU1IST, DU1UD/p
H40GC, H44GC, HK1X, HP3SS, J3/VE7ACN (NA-147), JY9FC, KL7SB, LU1ZI, MD7C,
TK/S53F, TL0A, TM1LH (EU-094), TO5FP, TX8F, V63AVO, VP5/VE7ACN (NA-003),


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