425 DX News #1391

30 December 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1391

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2 - Jim, WB2TJO will be active again as 3D2JS from Taveuni (OC-016),
Fiji between early January and the middle of March. He will operate
CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL direct to home
call. [TNX DX World]
3V - Dave, EI9FBB and Col, MM0NDX will be active as 3V8CQ from Djerba
Island (AF-083) from 30 December to 2 January. They will operate CW
and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX DX
9A - During 2018 Dragan, 9A6W and Tom, 9A2AA will use 9A36W and 9A61AA
respectively to mark their 36 and 61 years of activity on the
amateur radio bands. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX
A5 - Pat, N2IEN will be active as A52PD from Bhutan on 2-14 January.
He will operate CW and digital modes on the HF bands. [TNX The
Daily DX]
A7 - Alain, F6BFH is waiting for his A7/F6BFH licence to be issued. He
will be in Qatar on 1-12 January, with activity on the HF bands in
his spare time. QSL via home call. He is also likely to operate for
48 hours from IOTA group AS-088 with the A70X team [425DXN 1389].
[TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
C5 - C5DX will be activated again on 9-16 February as part of a school
trip to the Gambia. A party of eighteen students and three staff
from Sandringham School in St. Albans will visit the Senior
Secondary High School in Farafenni. Alan, will lead the DXpedition
aspect to the trip. He will operate mainly CW, while four licenced
students from the Sandringham School ARC (Jessica M6LPJ, Polly
M6POG, Morgan M6MXD and Stan M6SQO) will operate SSB. It will be
their first DXpedition so please be patient with them as they learn
the craft of DX operating. QSL via LoTW or direct to G4DJX;
logsearch on Club Log. [TNX G3ZAY]
CN - Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF and Frank/DL7UFR will be
active as CN2DF and CN2FR from Tahazout, Morocco on 13-20 February.
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". See http://www.dl7df.com/cn/ for
logsearch and OQRS.
D6 - IK5BCM, IK5CBE and IK5CRH will be active as D68I from the Comoro
Islands (AF-007) from 28 January to 10 February. They will operate
CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via IK5CRH.
DL - Celebrating 90 years of amateur radio in the city of Wismar,
special event station DM90AIW will be active from 1 January to 30
June. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and
eQSL. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL - Special callsign DA200FWR will be in use from 1 January to 31
December to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Cooperative pioneer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. The "idea and
practice of organizing shared interests in cooperatives" was
inscribed in 2016 on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible
Cultural Heritage of Humanity. QSL via the bureau, or direct to
DK2PU. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL - Special callsign DJ70WAE will be active from 1 January to 31
December to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Worked All Europe
(WAE) award. QSL via the DARC bureau.
DL - Special callsign DK200MARX will be in use on all bands and modes
from 1 January to 31 December to commemorate the 200th anniversary
of the birth of Karl Marx. QSL via the bureau, or direct to DK5PZ;
logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX Newsletter]
E3 - Zorro, JH1AJT will visit Eritrea again on 14-23 January. He will be
joined by Franz DJ9ZB, Champ E21EIC, Dima RA9USU and Yan RZ3FW,
with planned activity as E31A on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY. The
main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National
Olympic Committee. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via JH1AJT. [TNX DX
EI - Special event station EI50AOM will be active in January-March to
memorialize the tragedy of Aer Lingus Flight 712 (tail-number
EI-AOM), which crashed en route from Cork to London on 24 March
1968 killing all passengers and crew. The station will devote one
day beginning 22 January to remember each of the 61 persons who
died, with operations culminating on the fiftieth anniversary of
the crash. This is still the largest single loss of life in Irish
civil aviation history. QSL via EI2KA, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
EI - To commemorate the sinking of Royal Mail Ship Leinster during World
War I (10 October 1918), special callsign EI100MCV will be active
between 1 January and 31 December, with particular activity in the
weeks around the date of 10 October. This was, and still is, the
single largest loss of life in the Irish sea with a total of 567
people lost. The intention is to use all modes and bands,
operating on or close to frequencies ending with 18. QSL via the
G - Celebrating the New Year 2018, special event stations GB0HNY,
GB1HNY, GB2HNY, GB5HNY, GB8HNY and GB9HNY will be active from 28
December until 24 January. The are being run by members of Denby
Dale ARS: "whilst we are not issuing any QSL cards", they say, "you
Can claim a special commemorative certificate for working 3
stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran,
G0BWB (g0bwb[@]g0bwb.com)".
G - Celebrating the anniversary of the founding of KW Electronics by
Rowley Shears, G8KW (5 January 1953), special event station GB8KW
will be active from Eltham, England on 6-7 January using vintage
equipment. QSL via G0UKN.
GM - Special event station GB2KW will be active on 1-28 January from
near Inverness, Scotland using a variety of different vintage
transceivers, transmitters and receivers manufactured by KW
Electronics Ltd during the 1960s and 1970s. Activity will be on
160, 80, 40 and 20 metres SSB and CW. QSL via LoTW and eQSL only,
no paper QSLs will be available.
HH - Special callsign HH70A will be active from 1 January for six months
to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Radio Club d'Haiti. QSL
via W3HNK. [TNX DX World]
HR - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan, Honduras
from 15 February to 10 May. He will operate CW, SSB and digital
modes on all bands. QSL via F6AJA, direct or bureau; logsearch on
http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
I - ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns throughout 2018
to honour twelve of "the most eminent scientists who have given a
fundamental contribution to the theoretical, experimental and
technological development of the Radio Communications technology":
II4MXW (James Clerk Maxwell) in January, II4HRZ (Heinrich Rudolf
Hertz) in February, II4CAO (Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti) in March,
II4MAR (Guglielmo Marconi) in April, II4TES (Nikola Tesla) in May,
II4AMP (Andre-Marie Ampere) in June, II4COU (Charles-Augustin de
Coulomb) in July, II4VOL (Alessandro Volta) in August, II4LNZ
(Heinrich Lenz) in September, II4OER (Hans Christian Orsted) in
October, II4HNR (Joseph Henry) in November and II4FRD (Michael
Faraday) in December. See http://www.arifidenza.it/ for complete
information on the "Science Milestones in the History of Radio
Award". QSLs via IQ4FE, bureau or direct. [TNX IK4CIE]
PA - Jef, DD2CW will be active as PA/DD2CW from Texel Island (EU-038)
from 30 December to 4 January. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF
bands. QSL via home call. Direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
UA - Special event station UE18NY will be active from 30 December to 8
January for the "Russian New Year 2018" radio marathon organized by
the Miller DX Club. Other special callsigns will be active from
the various Federal Districts of Russia: UE18A (Northwest), UE18C
(Central), UE18E (Volga), UE18F (South), UE18G (North Caucasus),
UE18M (Ural), UE18U (Siberia) and UE18Z (Far East). A number of
certificates will be available, see http://mdxc.hamlog.ru.
UA_ant - Nikolai, RW6ACM has been active as RI1ANA from Molodezhnaya
Station, Antarctica (AN-016) since 23 December, and will remain
there until February. In his spare time he operates CW, SSB and
digital modes on the the HF bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or
via RN1ON, direct or bureau.
VU - Bernard, VU2BMS (DL2GAC) reports that 6-16 January are the dates
for AU2WBR's activity from Sagar Island, (AS-153) [425DXN 1389].
The station might be QRV also at other times until 31 March. QSL
via VU2NRO.
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso on 8-22 January. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 with
a focus on 80, 60 , 40 and 30m. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW.
YJ - Chris, VK2YUS will be active again as YJ0CA from Efate (OC-035),
Vanuatu on 9-17 January. He will operate SSB on 40 and 20 metres.
QSL direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRIP ---> John, KB4FB will be back to Southeast Asia in
January-February, with holiday style activities from Vietnam as 3W9FB (early
January and again early February), Laos as XW4FB (two weeks starting around
9 January), Thailand as HS0ZEG (a week starting around 23 January). QSLs via
LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3XY3D (AF-051), 5X2B, 7V9A
(AF-094), 9X2AW, A25BE, A25BI, CE2AWW, CT9/DL5AXX, DU1/SP5APW (OC-090),
E51WL, H40GC, HD086QRC, J5T, LU3XX (SA-008), P40L, PZ5V, R71RRC (AS-071),
RI0ZF (AS-039), S01WS, S21ZAS (AS-127), S21ZDC (AS-140), S9CQ, S9YY, TZ9A,


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