425 DX News #1443

29 December 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1443

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DL - Members of DARC Ortsverein Hohenasperg will be active on all bands
and modes as DQ1200ASP from 1 January until 31 December to mark the
1200th anniversary of the city of Asperg. QSL via LoTW, the bureau
(preferred), or direct to DK1AX. "We collect QSLs!", they say.
G - Celebrating the New Year 2019, special event stations GB0HNY,
will be active from 28 December until 24 January. They 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 4 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 5-6 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. Logsearch on Club Log
and QSL via LoTW only.
HB9 - To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Switzerland's IARU member
Society (USKA), HB9 and HB3 stations are allowed to change their
prefixes to HB90 and HB30 respectively from 1 January to 31
December 2019. The Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen Amateure
(https://www.uska.ch/) was founded on 4 August 1929.
HC8 - Gerhard, OE3GEA will be active as HC8GET from the Galapagos Islands
(SA-004) on 13-25 January. He will be QRV on 30-10 meters. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
HK - Once again Colombian special event station 5K6RM will be active
during the annual Feria (Fair) de Manizales on 5-12 January.
Operations will be on 160-2 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL
via LoTW, eQSL, bureau, or direct.
I - Slovenian operators S50X, S52P, S54W, S56DX, S57DX and S59A will be
active on all bands and modes as IG9/homecalls from Lampedusa
Island (AF-019) on 21-31 January. They will participate in the CQ
WW 160-Meter CW Contest as IG9/S59A. QSL via home calls. [TNX
I - LZ1UQ and LZ1PM will be active as IH9/LZ1UQ and IH9/LZ1PM from
Pantelleria Island (AF-018) on 24-31 January. They will be QRV on
160-10 metres CW and SSB, and will participate in the UBA DX SSB
Contest (26-27 January) and in the CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest.
QSL via home calls. [TNX LZ1PM]
OZ - Mirko, DJ1AA will be active holiday style from Denmark between 29
December and 5 January. He will operate as OZ/DJ1AA/p from the
mainland, and as OZ/DJ1AA/m from Mors Island (EU-171). QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
PY - PP2OK, PY6DQ, PY6TV and PY6ZK will be active as ZY6C from Itaparica
Island (SA-023) on 18-20 January. They will operate SSB and CW on
the five traditional bands. QSL direct to PY6TV.
UA - Special callsigns RA19NY, RC19NY, RK19NY, RM19NY, RO19NY, RT19NY,
RU19NY, RW19NY and RZ19NY will be active from 30 December to 8
January for the "Russian New Year 2019" radio marathon organized by
the Miller DX Club. QSL via Club Log's OQRS. A number of
certificates will be available, see http://mdxc.hamlog.ru.
V8 - Krassy, K1LZ and a large multi-national team (9M6JC, 9M6KOM,
RA9USU, RN5M, S55M, VK3FY, YT1AD, V85TL and V85AN) will be active
as V84SAA from Brunei (OC-088) on 6-18 February. Activity will be
on 160-10 metres with a focus on the low bands. On FT8 they will be
using WSJT-X 2.0.0 with "a mix of straight FT8 and Fox/Hound mode".
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or via LZ1JZ. More information can be
found at http://v84saa.ko8sca.com/.
VK - Special event station VI25AJI will be active during the 25th
Australian Jamboree, to be held on 4-14 January at Tailem Bend,
South Australia.
ZF - Pete, K8PGJ will be active again as ZF2PG from the Cayman Islands
(NA-016) on 12-20 January. He will operate SSB on the HF bands,
with holiday style activity except during the North American QSO
Party (from 18 UTC on 19 January to 6 UTC on the 20th). QSL via
LoTW or direct to home call.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CNPOTA ---> Supported by Radio Amateurs of Canada and Parks Canada, the
"Canadian National Parks On The Air" (CNPOTA) event will run from 1 January
until 31 December 2019. Complete information, including the list of CNPOTA
Units (National Parks and National Historic Sites) eligible for the event,
can be found at https://cnpota.ca/.

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries
("entities") and CQ zones during the calendar year. The 2019 edition will
start at 00.00 UTC on 1 January and will end at 23.59 UTC on 31 December.
Complete details can be found at http://www.dxmarathon.com/.

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid DX Group is seeking nominations for
their annual Intrepid Spirit Award and Humanitarian Award. The Intrepid
Spirit Award (http://www.intrepid-dx.com/awards.php) is made in memory of
James McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 27 April
2011). The award is given to the individual or group that most displayed
their "intrepid spirit" in 2018, by expressing "an unshakable commitment to
the Amateur Radio DX Community". The Humanitarian Award is given to the
individual or group that most serves their fellow man via Amateur Radio.
Nominations may be submitted via email to intrepiddxgroup[@]gmail.com and
must be received by 15 January. The Board of Directors of the Intrepid DX
Group will evaluate the nominations and the awards will be presented at the
International DX Convention in Visalia on 13 April.

WAB GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ---> 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Worked
All Britain Awards Group. To mark the occasion, three new awards will be
introduced for 2019 only. In conjunction with the new awards, GB50WAB will
run throughout the year, along with a number of other regional special event
stations. This commences on 1 January, with GB50WAB for two weeks from C62
in Northern Ireland, and GB9WAB for four weeks from SK51 in Leicestershire
(England). For details of the special Golden Anniversary Awards, please
visit http://worked-all-britain.org.uk. [TNX GB2RS]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3C0W, 3C3W, 5U9AMO, 5Z4LS, 6V7A,
6Y3T, 7S75AA, 8P9AE, 9Y4/LY2IJ, A52BH, C31CT, CT9/DL5AXX, CW0L, DL32EUDX,
DS2GOO/3, E725SRRS, EL2EL/4 (AF-111), ES0UG/8 (EU-178), FG/F6ARC, KH8C,
KP4/EI9FBB (NA-249), OX3LX, PU0FDN, RT65KI (AS-065), TO6OK (AF-027), TT8KO,


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