4 March 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1348
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5V - Franco, I1FQH will be active again as 5V7V from Kpalime, Togo on
4-11 March. This time he will focus on 80 and 160 metres, and will
not be QRV higher than on 30 metres. He will operate mainly CW. QSL
via EA5GL.
CT8 - Jaime, CU3AK will be active as CU8/CU3AK from Flores Island
(EU-089), Azores on 3-4 March. He will be QRV in his spare time in
the afternoons. QSLling instructions on qrz.com. [TNX Mediterraneo
DX Club]
D2 - Eight operators will be active from Tigres Island (AF-108, new one
for IOTA), Angola during the first half of June. Complete details
will be released in April. [TNX DX World]
DL - Look for DB1WA, DK6HM, DL1MRD, DL4APT, DM4DL and DM5HF to be active
as DR0F from Neuwerk Island (EU-127) on 3-6 March. QSL via DM4DL,
bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
E5 - Frank, DJ5NQ is active holiday style as E51ANQ from the QTH of
E51AND on Rarotonga, South Cook Islands (OC-013) on 1-24 March. He
operates mainly CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX
Newsletter]
GI - GB1SPD and GB5SPD are two special callsigns that will celebrate St
Patrick's Day from Northern Ireland. QSLs direct (see qrz.com) or
via the bureau. The St Patrick's Day on the air event will run from
12 UTC on 16 March until 12 UTC on 18 March. More information can
be found on .
HS - Look for E20HHK/p to be active from Lipe Island (AS-126) on 11-12
March QSL via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log.
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as either JI3DST/5 (CW and SSB) and
JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM) from Shodo (AS-200) on 17-21 March. He will
be joined by Fusao, JA5DUR, who will be QRV as JA5DUR/5. QSL via
home calls, bureau preferred.
LY - LY27W is active on 1-31 March (QSL via LY5W), and LY27A will be
Active from 11 March to 11 April (QSL via LY5A) to mark the 27th
anniversary of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of
Lithuania (11 March 1990). [TNX NG3K]
PZ - G4BVY, G4CLA and G4XUM are active as PZ5K from Suriname until 7
March, including participation in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. More
activity is expected to take place later this year. QSL via G3NKC,
Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
UA - The RT9K/9 team ecountered some problems and are behind schedule.
On 3 March they were making their way to Dikson along the Taymir
Peninsula. Announced plans were for the team to be QRV from
Helland-Hansen Island (AS-054), Tyrtov Island (AS-121), Nansen
Island (AS-104) and the Scott Hansen Islands (AS-068) with three
stations on 40-10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. Follow the
expedition progress on .
V6 - Kaku, JA6REX will be active again as V633KS from Chuuk (OC-011),
Micronesia from 19 March to 3 April. He will operate CW, SSB and
RTTY on 160-10 metres, with a focus on Europe on the low bands. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
VK - Craig, VK5CE has announced that he will be active as VK5CE/9 from
Ashmore Reef (OC-216) for four days between 6 and 12 November, as
well as from the Rowley Shoals (OC-230) for five days "the week
before that". These island groups count for Australia DXCC wise,
but were activated only once for IOTA, respectively in 1996 and
1999. Craig plans to operate SSB and "very slow CW" on 40, 30, 20,
17 and 15 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (two separate entries
will be created, VK5CE/9_OC216 and VK5CE/9_OC230), or via home
call. See for more information
and updates.
YS - Martin DL5RMH and Juan TG9AJR, along with YS1MS and other members
of the Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador, will be active as
YS1YS on 10-13 March. Plans are to operate SSB, CW and RTTY and to
concentrate on 160, 80 and 40 metres during the night hours. QSL
via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
ZF - Colin, G4CWH will be active as ZF2CA from the Cayman Islands
(NA-016) on 9-13 March, including participation in the RSGB
Commonwealth (BERU) Contest. He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10
metres. QSL via G4CWH and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Peter, HA3AUI [425DXN 1335] has been active as 6W2SC from
Senegal since 17 February, and as J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau since 25
February. During the first half of March he will remained based in Senegal
"with some daily trips to J5". During the second half of the month he will
be based in Guinea-Bissau. QSL via HA3AUI (direct) and LoTW, logsearch on
Club Log and .

ARRL DX SSB CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for W/VE amateurs to work
as many stations in as many DXCC Entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40,
20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while DX stations (also including KH6, KL7, CY9
and CY0) work as many W/VE amateurs in as many of the 48 contiguous states
and provinces as possible (complete rules on ). This
year's event will run from 00.00 UTC on 4 March through 23.59 UTC on the
5th. Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing
maintained by Bill, NG3K at - good
contest to you all!

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> "The 2017 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been
posted on the IOTA website (). Together the two
main listings show growth of 8.4% over the same listings in 2016. 207
record-holders have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, an increase of
11.3%, and 552 have scores of at least 750 groups, the number required for
the IOTA Plaque, up by 6.4%. Scores at the top continue to close with 35
record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark. Congratulations to joint
leaders 9A2AA, I2YDX and I8ACB on 1118 groups out of a possible 1123 and
indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year".
[TNX G3KMA]

IREF ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) was founded in 1999
for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance for expeditions to
rare IOTA groups (i.e. confirmed by 15% or less of island chasers). The
organization is truly international in scope and a seven person Board (N5UR,
NI5DX, W9DC, K9AJ, G3NUG, CT1EEB and JA9IFF) decides on grants. IREF has
provided about $75,000 in funding since its inception. "IREF hasn't had to
solicit support in over a decade, but the contribution landscape seems to be
changing", IREF President Mike Crownover (AD5A) says, and the Foundation
"has recently had to reduce our grant amounts because of a shrinking
treasury". With the advent of OQRS, "it is much easier for individuals to
direct their dollars specifically to expeditions they work", but when using
OQRS, "you only support expeditions you work, contributing to IREF who
supports rare expeditions might provide enough support for expeditioners to
go to that next one you need". To contribute via PayPal, go to
and click on the "Join" tab. IREF is also in need of a
webmaster: "if you are so inclined and have the expertise", please contact
AD5A or AB5EB.

OH2BH'S BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR (BOTA) ---> "The OH2BH 70th Birthday Anniversary
tour was to include ten stops. They've taken Martti to the countries and
islands that once affected him greatly along his road to becoming such a
well-known figure in the DX and Contest communities. But he missed one of
them. EA8BH, the Canary Islands will now be aired post festum in the ARRL DX
Contest this coming weekend (4-5 March). You can complete your BOTA hunt
with EA8BH. The list of 2016-17 BOTA events includes CU2KG/CR2X, CT3BH,
OH0B, OJ0B, ZA/OH2BH, Z68BH/Z60A, V26BH, J70BH, OF9X and EA8BH. Contacts
with these ten stops give you 5 points each, while working OH2BH/OH70BH
during 2016 adds 25 points to your point account. There is a surprise prize
for the winner and a signed certificate for high scorers". [TNX OH2BH]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,507 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: . [TNX F6AJA].

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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5T0ITU Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
Belgium
9M2OOO Khairul Afendy, Peti Surat 85, 43207 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor,
Malaysia
AO3MWC Federacion Digital EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell
(Barcelona), Spain
CW5W Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 474, 37000 Melo Cerro
Largo, Uruguay
DF8AN Michael Noertemann, Neustadt 18, 37154 Northeim, Germany
IK3GES Gabriele Gentile, Via Baratta Vecchia 240, 31022 Preganziol TV,
Italy
JG2MLI Yath Yoshikawa, Johoku 1-63-2, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken,
451-0023, Japan
K6PV Palos Verdes ARC, P.O. Box 2316, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274,
USA
KL7RA North Pole Contest Group, P.O. Box 92493, Anchorage AK 99509, USA
M0URX Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, CV8 1SF, United Kingdom
OZ30EU Svend Erik Kofod, Kanegaardsvej 4, 3700 Roenne, Denmark
PT5D Uniao Brasileira de Radio Operadores, Caixa Postal 4, Blumenau-SC,
89010-971, Brazil
PY2AE Marcelo Pera, Rua Vitoria Colombo Rossi 317, Valinhos - SP,
13270-260, Brazil
PY2LCD Billy Heinz Dorsch, Rua Willis Roberto Banks 1119, Sao Paulo - SP,
05128-000, Brazil
PY2VOX Jose Ricardo de Paula, UNICAMP-PRP-TIC, Rua da Reitoria 121, Caixa
Postal 6121, Campinas - SP, 13083-872, Brazil
RD0B Valery N. Savin, P.O. Box 45, Dikson, Krasnoyarsky kray, 647340,
Russia
SM1TDE Eric Wennstrom, Rutegatan 33, SE-621 43 Visby, Sweden
XE1SOV Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Col. Plazas
Amalucan, 72310 Puebla PUE, Mexico
ZV8SA Caixa Postal 280, Belem - PA, 66017-970, Brazil
ZW8S Caixa Postal 34, Macapa - AP, 68901-970, Brazil

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