25 March 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1351
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2/R - Now Tony, 3D2AG expects to be QRV as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060)
[425DXN 1349] on 2-22 April. He plans to operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 160-2 metres, 60m included. QSL via 3D2AG; see
https://www.qrz.com/db/3d2ag for his tentative operating schedule
and PayPal instructions.
5T - Jean, 5T0JL has been authorized to use special callsign 5T3MM on
12-18 April; look for him especially during the CQ Manchester
Mineira DX Contest (15-16 April). QSL via PY4KL.
CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and might also give PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]
CT9 - Operating from the CR3A site, the Madeira Contest Team will
participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as CT3EE. The callsign is
a memorial to Luis Camacho, CT3EE, who passed away on 18 March.
CX - Radiogrupo Sur will be active again as CV5A from Isla de Flores
(SA-030) (http://cv5a.cx.uy/) from 30 March to 2 April. A large
team will be QRV on various bands and modes. QSL direct only
to Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay. [TNX
rsgbiota.org]
E5_nc - The website for the E51LYC expedition to Pukapuka Atoll (OC-098),
North Cook Islands [425DXN 1350] is now up and running at
http://e51lyc.weebly.com. The operation will take place between 11
and 23 May. Cezar, VE3LYC will be QRV on 40-10 metres SSB and CW.
"Propagation paths will be studied to ensure that appropriate
windows are identified to all regions of the world". Johan, PA3EXX
will be the pilot for the expedition; requests for time windows,
bands and modes of operation should be emailed directly to him. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via VE3LYC (direct or bureau).
EA6 - Jean-Marc, F5SGI will be active as EA6/F5SGI from Menorca, Balearic
Islands (EU-004) on 9-15 April. He will operate CW only on the HF
bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
EA9 - The Tortugas CW Team (EA2CW, EA3CV, EA3HSJ, EA3NN, EA4GMX, EA4JJ,
EA4PN, EA5IHK, EA5UF and EA8ZT) will participate in the King of
Spain CW Contest (20-21 May, from 12 UTC to 12 UTC) as ED9T from
Melilla. On 18-19 May they will be signing EG9TOR on CW, SSB and
digital modes. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct requests
should be sent to EA4PN. [TNX EA2CW]
GD - Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active as GT4BRS
from the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 15-22 April. Seven operators will
operate CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65; "special efforts" are planned on
5Mhz "to give all time new one on 60 metres" especially to the west
coast of North America. QSL via DJ6OI. [TNX DX World]
HB0 - The PI4RAZ Radio Club will conduct their annual expedition to
Liechtenstein on 1-8 April. Look for HB0/PA2HGJ, HB0/PA2RDK,
HB0/PA3CNO, HB0/PA3DFR, HB0/PA3HK, HB0/PE0MGB and HB0/PE1FLO to be
active on 160-10 metres mainly CW, SSb and digital modes, with an
emphasis on 60m. QSL via PE1FLO. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I - IT9DSZ and other seven operators will participate in the CQ WW WPX
SSB Contest as IE9K from the island of Ustica (EU-051). QSL via
IT9DSZ.
I - ARI Perugia IQ0PG will be active on 1-30 April for the ARI 90 Years
Award. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, bureau or direct. See
https://www.qrz.com/db/iq0pg for information on the award. [TNX
IK0EFR]
J2 - Dane, S53T has moved to Djibouti and is active as J28ND, for the
time being running low power into home made verticals. His license
is valid until the end of 2019. QSL via S57DX.
J6 - Bill, K9HZ will be active again as J68HZ from St. Lucia (NA-108)
on 1-8 April. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL or direct to K9HZ;
logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
J8 - Brian, GW4DVB will be active again as J88PI from Palm Island
(NA-025) on 14-23 April. He will operate SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15 and
10 metres. QSL via home call, direct only (PayPal information on
http://www.g4dvb.co.uk). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JA - Special callsign 8J2016Y will be active between 1 April and 31
October to celebrate the Inuyama Festival, one of the 33 Japanese
float festivals that in 2016 UNESCO inscribed to the Representative
List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. QSL via the
JARL bureau.
KH6 - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active as
AH0C/KH6 from Ohau (OC-019), Hawaii on 7-9 April. He plans to
operate CW on 80-15 metres, with main activity during the Japan
International DX CW Contest (from 7 UTC on 8 April to 13 UTC on the
9th). QSL via JA0JHQ, bureau or direct, and LoTW; logsearch on Club
Log.
OH0 - Ari, OH3KAV will be active holiday style as OF0KA from the Aland
Islands (EU-002) on 22-26 April. The OF prefix celebrates Finland's
100 years of independence. He will operate CW, JT65 and JT9,
possibly also on new 60m band. QSL via OH3KAV. [TNX OH3KAV]
OX - Roger, SM7RYR will be active as OX/SM7RYR from Kangerlussuaq,
Greenland (NA-018) on 6-10 April. He will be QRV with 10 watts on
20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via LoTW only. [TNX DX World]
RI1F - A large team will be active as RI1F from Victoriya Island (EU-190,
new one for IOTA) in late September. They expect to depart on the
23rd, and to reach their destination after three or four days,
depending on sea conditions. DXCC wise, this island is part of
Franz Josef Land. Bookmark https://www.qrz.com/db/ri1f for updates.
[TNX DX World]
UA - The Radio Marathon "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running until 31
December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R1147M
(1-10 April), R1605M (11-20 April) and R870O (21-30 April).Detailed
information on the event and the award programme can be found at
http://www.moscow870.com/
VE - Doug, VA7DP is active as XL7100 from 23 March to 22 April. This
commemorative special callsign marks the centenary of the Battle of
Vimy Ridge, fought in northern France in April 1917. QSL via VA7DP,
direct only.
VE - XO1X is a special callsign for the Yukon CanAm Contest Club
to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation
until 31 December. Multi-single entries in both the WPX SSB and CW
contests are confirmed. QSL direct to KC1CWF or via LoTW. [TNX
NG3K]
VP9 - Adrian, KO8SCA will be active as KO8SCA/VP9 from Bermuda (NA-005)
on 25-26 March. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 160,
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW; logsearch
on Club Log. During the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest he will be using
VP9I. [TNX KO8SCA]
VQ9 - Jim, ND9M has received the requested VQ917JC license [425DXN 1350].
His operating hours are still limited to 12-16 UTC, and he is
likely to focus on 30, 20 and 17 metres "just to get VQ9 into some
logs". QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
XE - The XF2L activity from Isla de Lobos (NA-221), which was scheduled
for 24-26 March [425DXN 1350], has been cancelled owing to strong
wind and bad weather conditions. Hopefully it will be rescheduled
on 26-28 May.
YJ - Chung, VA7YM will be active as YJ0YM from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu
on 6-17 April. He will operate SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 80-6 metres.
QSL via EA5GL and LoTW, logsearch on Club Log.

CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (25-26 March):
Call Category DXCC QSL
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3V8SS M/S LP Tunisia LoTW/LX1NO
3Z6V SO LP Poland LotW/SP6DVP
4M1K SOSB 40m Venezuela LoTW/OH0XX
5J0NA SOAB San Andres LW9EOC
8P1W SOAB LP Barbados KU9C
8P5A SOAB HP Barbados LoTW/NN1N
9K2K SOAB Kuwait LoTW
A73A M/2 Qatar LoTW/M0OXO
AT5M SO India LoTW/VU2MUD
BP0P M/2 Taiwan qrz.com
BW/JL3RDC SOAB Taiwan JL3RDC
BW/JN3MXT SOAB Taiwan JN3MXT
BW/JP3PZG SOAB Taiwan JP3PZG
CQ3W M/? Madeira LoTW/Club Log
CR6K SOAB Portugal Club Log
CT3EE M/S Madeira
D41CV SOSB 15m HP Cape Verde LoTW
D4C SOSB 20m HP Cape Verde LoTW
E2A SOAB LP Thailand LoTW/E21EIC
E51DWC SOAB HP South Cook Isls LoTW/OK1DWC
E7DX M/S Bosnia-Herzegovina E77E
EA8DO SO Canary Isls LoTW
EA9KB SOSB 20m Ceuta & Melilla EA7FTR
ED8W M/? Canary Isls LoTW
EF9R SO Ceuta & Melilla LoTW/EA5KB
HR2WW SOAB LP Honduras KD4POJ
IE9K M/? Italy IT9DSZ
IF9A SOSB 15m Italy
IO9R M/2 Italy ON3AR
IY4FGM M/? Italy I4KMW
KP3H SOSB 15m Puerto Rico LotW/NP3LT
KP4RV SOSB 15m Puerto Rico LoTW/WP4PGY
LY27A M/2 Lithuania LY5A
M1E SOSB England LotW
M1U SOSB England LotW
NP2P SO US Virgin Isls LoTW
OF5Z M/2 Finland LotW
PA10A M/S Netherlands LoTW
PJ7PL SO Sint Maarten WA1ZAM
RK90DR M/S AS Russia R9XC
S21L M/? Bangladesh S21L
S21ZEE M/? Bangladesh LoTW/YL2GN
SI9AM M/S Sweden SM3TIR
T2AQ SOAB 20m Tuvalu LoTW/SP7DQR
T2TT SOSB 80m Tuvalu N7RO
T40A M/S LP Cuba CO8ZZ
T42A M/? Cuba LoTW/RW6HS
TI5M M/2 Costa Rica TI2KAC
TM3Z SOAB HP France F4DSK
V31VP SOAB Belize WB0TEV
V47JA SOAB St Kitts & Nevis LoTW/W5JON
V51/TA1HZ SO Namibia LoTW/LZ3HI
VC2W SOAB HP Canada LotW/VA2WA
VC3T SOAB HP Canada VE3DZ
VP5P M/2 Turks & Caicos LoTW/W2TT
VP9I SOSB LP Bermuda
VR2HKS M/S Hong Kong VR2HKS
XO1X M/S Canada LoTW/KC1CWF
YB2DX SOAB Indonesia LoTW/YB2DX
YD3RJL SOSB 80m Indonesia YD3RJL
YD3VRY SOSB 40m Indonesia YD3VRY
YN2KW M/S LP Nicaragua N5ET
YV1YL SOSB 10m Venezuela LotW/OH0XX
YW4D SOSB Venezuela LoTW
Z60A SO (Kosovo) OH2BH
ZA/PA2LS M/? Albania PA2LS
ZX5J SOAB Brazil NZ4DX
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2017.html - good contest to
you all!

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The fifth edition of the CQ Manchester Mineira DX
Contest, sponsored by the the Juiz de Fora CW Group, will be held on 15-16
April. It will run from 12 UTC on Saturday through 23.59 on Sunday on 80,
40, 20, 15 and 10m CW. Complete details on www.cqmmdx.com. [TNX PY4WAS]

KC0W WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION ---> "My next multi continent DXpedition will
start 17 April, 2017", KC0W reported on qrz.com. Neither Equatorial Guinea
nor Annobon will be included in Tom's tour, as he was unable to get the
licenses. Nonetheless, "these upcoming DXpeditions should still generate
good interest". Usually he operates CW only, but he is "also considering
operating RTTY & PSK due to high need".

MDXC 20TH ANNIVERSARY ---> Expect a large number of special callsigns to be
active on 1-30 April to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mediterraneo
DX Club:
Algeria 7Y20MDC
Azores CR20MDC
Belgium OR20MDC
Canary Isls EG8MDC
Chile XR20MDC
Colombia 5K3MDC
Crete SX9MDC
Croatia 9A8MDC
England GB0MDC
France TM20MDC
Germany DL20MDXC
Greece SX20MDC
Israel 4Z20MDC
Italy IC8MDC, II0MDC, II1MDC, II2MDC, II3MDC, II4MDC, II5MDC, II7MDC,
IR7MDC, II8MDC, IO0MDC, IQ8MD, IR1MDC, IR5MDC, IR9MDC
Nepal 9N1MD
Netherlands PD05MDC
Romania YR20MDC, YO20MDC, YP20MDC, YQ20MDC
Russia R20MDXC
Switzerland HB20MDC
USA KM1DX
QSL via IZ1BVZ. See http://www.mdxc.org/20years/ for complete details about
the award programme.

RT9K/9 ---> While on Dikson Island (AS-005), the RT9K/9 team logged 764 QSOs
between 7 and 9 March. QSL cards can be requested through Club Log's OQRS:
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/RT9K/9/AS-005.

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9FR, 3D2AG, 3XY5M, 7X3FG, 7X4AN,
A35W, C6ANA, DS4EOI, GB70CV, H74B (NA-013), HB0/DK4YJ, HV0A, HV6SP, KH6AT,
MD/DL4SVA, P4/DL4MM, TL8TT, TR8CA, TU5AX, TU5MH, UK9AA, V31VP, VP2MVV,
VP5/K0PC, XT2SE, XU7MDC, XU7TZG, XW3DT, XX9TKB, XX9TXN, YB3MM/7 (OC-166 and
OC-295), ZC4A, ZD8W.

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