15 April 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1354
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9M0 - Originally announced for December, the 9M0W DXpedition to the
Spratly Islands [425DXN 1345] has been postponed to 10-20 March
next year, owing to the unavailability of the resort on Layang
Layang. Plans are for Hrane, YT1AD and a large group to be QRV on
160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. The team has two vacant
positions. [TNX YT3W]
9U - Antonio IZ8CCW, Gabriele I2VGW and a large multi-national team of
Mediterraneo DX Club's members will be active as 9U4M from
Bujumbura, Burundi on 6-17 November. They will operate on all bands
and modes with five stations. More information is expected in due
course. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
A4 - A41MS, A41OF, A41RN and A41ZZ will be active as A41ZZ/p from Suwadi
Island (AS-112) on 14-15 April. QSL via A41ZZ. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
D4 - Tony, CT1FFU will be active as D4T from Ilha do Sal (AF-086), Cape
Verde on 18-25 April. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on
the HF bands, 6m and 4m. QSL via CT1FFU, direct or bureau, and
LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
E3 - Zorro, JH1AJT will visit Eritrea again on 19-29 May. He will be
joined by Franz DJ9ZB, Champ E21EIC and Dima RA9USU, with planned
activity as E31AA on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY. Zorro also plans
to be QRV as E39DI from the Dahlak Archipelago (AF-038) "for a few
days" and with a focus on the low bands. This IOTA group was last
activated in 1999. QSL for both callsigns via JH1AJT. [TNX NG3K]
EW - Special callsign EV145O will be active from the city of Rechytsa
from 24 April to 22 June to mark the 145th anniversary of the
creation of the Water Rescue Society in Belarus. QSL via the bureau
or direct to address on qrz.com.
F - Andy F4ELK, Christophe F4ELI and Stephane F5UOW will operate SSB
and CW as TM65EU from IOTA group EU-065 on 28-29 April. Islands
mentioned are Quemenes (aka Kemenez, DIFM AT-039), Balanec (DIFM
AT-038), Trilien (DIFM AT-040), Ledenes de Molene (aka Ledenez
Vraz, DIFM AT 042) and Ledenes de Quemenes (aka Ledenez Kemenez,
DIFM AT-044). QSL via F4ELK, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GM - Ian, G8ZLL will be active from the Scottish island of Islay, Inner
Hebrides (EU-008) on 22-28 April. He will operate mainly CW on 80,
40 and 20 metres.
GM - John, 2E0GUA will operate holiday style as 2M0GUA from the Isle of
Mull (EU-008) from 22 April to 2 May. He hopes to be active "on HF,
2m & 70cm from various locations". QSL via home call (direct or
bureau), eQSL and LoTW. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
HB9 - Special callsign HB600NVF will be active until 31 December to
commemorate the 600th anniversary of the birth of Niklaus von Flue,
the patron saint of Switzerland. QSL via LoTW (preferred); paper
QSLs via HB9JOE. See https://www.qrz.com/db/hb600nvf for
information on the award programe.
I - ARI Torino will be active as IQ1TO from the submarine 'Andrea
Provana' on 22-23 April. Launched in 1918, she was decommissioned
in 1928, and her central section with the conning tower has been
located in Torino, on the bank of the river Po, since then. QSL via
bureau. [TNX IK1MTX]
J5 - The Italian DXpedition Team will be active as J5T from Bubaque
Island (AF-020), Guinea-Bissau in mid-November (eaxct dates TBA).
Eight operators (I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT,
IK2RZP and JA3USA) will be QRV on 160-10 metres CW and SSB with
four stations; RTTY will be used on one band only, to be selected
depending on propagation. QSL via I2YSB and LoTW 6 months after the
DXpedition. More information, including a band & mode survey,
real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct cards, can be found at
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/. Updates will be posted to a dedicated
forum on www.hamradioweb.net. [TNX IK7JWY]
JA - Look for JA4GXS to be active as JA4GXS/5 from Naka Island (AS-200)
on 23-24 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17
metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureu. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as either JS6RRR and JI3DST/6 from
Miyako Island (AS-079) from 26 April to 9 May. He will be QRV on
80-6 metres SSB, CW, RTTY, JT65 and FM. QSL via bureau (preferred)
or direct. [TNX JI3DST]
OE - Special station OE17ATOM will be active from the power plant in
Zwentendorf ("the world's only nuclear power plant to have been
completed but never put into operation") on 21-22 April. QSL via
bureau.
SM - Special callsign SC90SM will be active until 31 December to mark
the 90th anniversary of the longwave broadcasting station in
Motala. Inaugurated in 1927 and closed in 1962, it was one of the
most powerful BC stations in Europe. QSL via bureau, or direct to
SM5ELV.
TG - Dwight, VE7BV and Doug, VE7VZ will be active as TG9BBV and
TG9/VE7VZ from Guatemala from 21 April to 15 May. They might also
operate a few days from HR5. QSL for all operations via VE7BV
(direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA - Special stations R1961GP and R1961AG are active until 30 April to
commemorate the first manned space flight made on 12 April 1961 by
Yuri Gagarin. QSL R19161GP via Club Log's OQRS or R4CR, QSL R1961AG
via RA4DR. [TNX RW4CLF]
UA - Special callsign RA36GS will be active from 23 April to 22 May to
commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of Russian Arctic
explorer Georgy Y. Sedov (1877-1914). IOTA enthusiasts might note
that the Sedova Archipelago, part of Severnaya Zemlya (AS-042), has
been named after him. QSL via RN3FY.
V4 - Alex, W1CDC will be active holiday style as V4/W1CDC from St. Kitts
(NA-104) from 24 April to 7 May. He will operate mainly CW. QSL via
home call, direct only. [TNX The Daily DX]
V5 - Stefan, HB9JAB will be active as V51/HB9JAB while touring Namibia
on a campervan between 18 April and 8 May. QSL via eQSL and LoTW.
[TNX DX World]
W - Nelson, NE4LS (CW QRP) and John, KE4IDW (SSB with 20 watts) will be
active as N4T from Garden Key, Dry Tortugas (NA-079) on 21-24
April. QSL via NE4LS, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XV - Jesus, JP7MBO (WP4JBG) will be active as XV9G from Ho Chi Minh
City, Vietnam between 19 April and 9 May. He will operate mainly CW
with some SSB on 40, 20 and 15 metres.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CASS AWARD ---> Presented annually, the Cass Award honours the wisdom and
spirit of Cass WA6AUD (SK) and encourages DXpeditions to maximize the
number of DXers worked with a Plaque for the Single-Operator DXpedition
that works the most unique callsigns within a specified interval. The 2016
Cass Award has been won by Jeff Martin, K5WE: "By working 7040 unique
stations during his one-man DXpedition to Easter Island as XR0YS, Jeff
demonstrated an outstanding effort to log as many DXers as possible". If you
are interested in competing for - or contributing to - the 2017 Cass Award,
please visit http://www.cassaward.com/.

DXCC YEARBOOK ---> The 2016 ARRL DXCC Yearbook, which includes the Clinton
B. DeSoto Challenge top scorers and the Annual Listing, can be found at
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/DXCCYearbook/DXCC%20YEARBOOK%202016.pdf.
The Annual Listing of DXCC membership contains the call signs and credited
totals for new awards and endorsements during the calendar year period from
1 January through 31 December 2016. The DXCC Honor Roll includes those who
are within 9 entities of the "current" Entity count for Mixed, Phone, CW,
and Digital modes. As of 31 December 2016, there were 339 Entities on the
DXCC List, and entry level DXCC Honor Roll was achieved at level 330.

H44MS ---> Bernard, H44MS [425dxn 1335] has moved to a new QTH "in square
RI01" (most likely Malaita Island, OC-047), and will remain there until
around 10 May. His new location is next to the sea and less noisy than his
previous QTH in Honiara, but there is no access to the Internet. European
stations who need the Solomon Islands on 80 metres should call Bernard
around 3755 kHz between 18.50 and 19.30 UTC: "I am confident I can hear them
then, and come back", he says. QSL via DL2GAC, direct or bureau.

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club,
the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held
annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It is
not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make
contacts with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques.
This year's event will be held on 22 April, from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC.
Details, including information on the Award Certificates and the listing of
participating stations, can be found at http://gx4crc.com/.

KC0W WORLDWIDE DXPEDITION ---> "My next multi continent DXpedition will
start 17 April, 2017", KC0W reported on qrz.com [425DXN 1351]. "Full
information" is expected to be posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/kc0w on 15
April.

R71RRC ---> The IOTA DXpedition to Arakamchechen Island (AS-071) is expected
to QRT around 00.30 UTC on 15 April. [TNX EU7A]

QSL VIA IK7JWX ---> Alfredo, IK7JWX reports that all direct cards for the
November 2016 6V1IS and 6V1IS/p (AF-045) operations have been mailed out.
Bureau cards requested through Club Log's OQRS will be sent in the next
coming days.

+ SILENT KEY + Randy Johnson, W6SJ passed away on 27 March of complications
from heart valve replacement surgery. Born in 1937, he was the driving force
behind the DX Code of Conduct (http://www.dx-code.org/).

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3B9GF 3B8GF HB600NVF HB9JOE RM25OL R5EO
3D2AG/p 3D2AG HB600NVF HB9JOE RO25KI RW4NW
3V8CB LX1NO HZ1XB IZ8CLM RO25KO R9XC
3Z0WARD SP6IEQ IC8MDC IZ1BZV RO25KR K2PF
4J0SFR 4K4K II0MDC IZ1BZV RO25LO UA1C
4L1FL EA7FTR II1MDC IZ1BZV RO25MA RD5C
4L5P UT7QF II2MDC IZ1BZV RO25MO R2DX
4O7TC UA3TCJ II3MDC IZ1BZV RO25OR R3EE
4S7VBG UA4WHX II4MDC IZ1BZV RO25RO RQ7L
4V1TL W3HNK II5MDC IZ1BZV RO25SP RW1F
4W/N1YC W5UE II7MDC IZ1BZV RO25TN RK9LWA
4W/PE7T PE7T II8MDC IZ1BZV RT90PK R2PT
4W/YB3LZ YB3MM IO0MDC IZ1BZV S79Z OM2FY
4W/YB3MM YB3MM IO1MDC IZ1BZV SC90SM SK5SM
4Z20MDC IZ1BZV IO9MDC IZ1BZV SU0ERA SM5AQD
5K3MDC IZ1BZV IR1MDC IZ1BZV SV5/SM8C SM0CMH
5R8M IZ1BZV IR5MDC IZ1BZV SX20MDC IZ1BZV
5T3MM PY4KL IR7MDC IZ1BZV SX9MDC IZ1BZV
5W1SA JA1DXA IR9MDC IZ1BZV T2AT N7SMI
7X5NZ EA7FTR J5B EA3BT T30TM VK1TX
7Y20MDC IZ1BZV J5W EA3BT T88FT JA7WFT
8N60JLRS JQ6FQI J68HZ K9HZ T88IH JI6IHG
9A21RBM 9A4J KH6TE W7TAE T88TA JM1LRA
9H2017EU 9H1SP LZ303SA LZ1KCP T88UW JH7IPR
9Q6BB W3HNK LZ38NR LZ1ZF TI2/WJ2O N2ZN
A61ZX IZ8CLM LZ38SATURN LZ1ZF TI3/N8JAJ K8EF
A71YY M0OXO MX0SNB M1GEO TM0MDC IZ1BZV
A93JA KE5JA NP4R NR6M TM100VIMY N7RO
CO6LC IZ1GDB OD5QB YO3FRI TM20MDC IZ1BZV
CP6CL W3HNK OD5TX W4JS TM2H ON4ZD
D2EB IZ3ETU OE20XMF OE6NFK TM32UFT F6ICG
DL20MDXC IZ1BZV OL75SILVERA OK1MOW TM350MIL F1EOY
DM150HSM DK0MIT OR20MDC IZ1BZV TM40LUB F4PCM
DU1DL DK2DJ OY/MM0ZBH N2OO TM62VIMY F4HTO
DX75BDM DU1AV P29VXG JA1XGI TY2BP IK2IQD
EG1PEA EA1RKA PD05MDC PD5CW TZ4AM W0SA
EG1SSV EA1URV PF38T PA7HPH UE25FO RZ5D
EG5SSC EA5DDK PY5ZHP SP7CVW UN7TE RW6HS
EG7SCM EA7URM R100LK RV1AQ VC3C2C VE3DC
EG7SSM EA7DK R1147M RK3AW VP2MKX JS6TMW
EG8MDC IZ1BZV R1605M RK3AW VP2V/N2IEN NR6M
FJ/N2IEN NR6M R1961AG RA4DR XR20MDXC IZ1BZV
FM1HM ON6DP R1961GP R4CR YJ0YM EA5GL
FM1II KU9C R1963VT RK3MWA YO20MDC IZ1BZV
FM4KA ON6DP R20MDXC IZ1BZV YP20MDC IZ1BZV
FM8QR F5EAN R25SRR RN3RQ YQ20MDC IZ1BZV
GB2MDC M0OXO R71RRC UA3AKO YR20MDC IZ1BZV
HB0/PA2HGJ PE1FLO RA56GC RN3DK YR56GC YO8AXP
HB0/PA3CNO PE1FLO RG56GC RZ3LC YT800YU YU1MM
HB0/PA3HK PE1FLO RG61PP RZ3LC Z21LS 7Z1HB [d]
HB0/PE0MGB PE1FLO RI1ANB EW4DX Z21LS DE1ZHB [b]
HB20MDC IZ1BZV RI1ANO RN1ON ZV2CV PU2VCP

3D2SE Wesley A. Printz, P.O. Box 90884, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
5T0ITU Jean J. Lewuillon, Avenue E. Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
Belgium
C5WP Pedro M.J. Wyns, Moutstraat 7, 2220 Hallaar, Belgium
CV5A Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
DU1AV Alberto Villanueva, 19 Botolan Street, Santol, 1113 Quezon City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
EA3BT Josep Gibert del Pino, Carrer del Col-legi 1, 08800 Vilanova I La
Geltru (Barcelona), Spain
IK2IQD Flavio Tavecchio, Ufficio Erba, Casella Postale 161, 22036 Erba CO,
Italy
IZ1BZV Giorgio Tabilio, Via Sant'Eutichiano 26, 19123 La Spezia SP, Italy
JA1XGI Haru Uchida, 2-30-11 Shintomi, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0043, Japan
OM2FY Branislav Daras, P.O. Box 6, 820 08 Bratislava 28, Slovak Republic
SM5AQD Hakan Eriksson, Hemmingsbol 10, SE-740 10 Almunge, Sweden
UA3AKO Victor N. Slabodchikov, P.O.Box 59, Moscow, 117041, Russia
ZV2CV Caixa Postal 4, Cabreuva - SP, 13315-970, Brazil

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