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25 May 2013                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1151
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

8Q     - Fred, G4ZWI will be active as  8Q7FC  from  the  Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 26 May to 8 June. He will  operate  holiday  style  running  5
         watts on CW and possibly PSK on 20 and 15 metres.  [TNX  The  Daily
EA     - The Asociacion de Radioaficionados Vega Baja (www.arvb.es) and  URE
         Orihuela will be active as EG5SUB from the  S-61  Delfin  submarine
         during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June). They  plan  to  operate
         SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands. [TNX ON5JV/EA5HZB]
EI     - Andy, G7SQW will  be  active  as  EJ/G7SQW  from  Arranmore  Island
         (EU-121) on 27-29 May. He will be QRV on 40-6 metres. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F      - Special station TM100USA will be  active  on  25-26  May  from  the
         Montfaucon American Monument, as a tribute to the  American  troops
         who served here one century ago.  This  will  be  the  first  of  a
         series of activations  to  commemorate  the  100th  anniversary  of
         World War I in the area of Verdun. QSL via F6KUP (bureau) or  F5LPY
F      - Gil, F4FET and Diego,  F4HAU  have  brought  forward  their  TM0BIG
         operation from La Petite Ile (EU-107) [425DXN 1149]  and  now  plan
         to be QRV for 24 hours on 3-4 June. On 1-2 June they  will  operate
         as F4FET/p and F4HAU/p from several islands (not IOTA) in  Northern
         Brittany: Ile Molene (DIFM MA080), Ile Losquet (MA079), Ile  Grande
         (MA016), Ile  du  Renard  (MA077),  Ile  Aganton  (MA076)  and  Ile
         Bolennec (MA078). Complete information on the Diplome des  Iles  de
         la France Metropolitaine (Metropolitan France  Islands  Award)  can
         be found at www.difm.org
F      - In June-July 1944 the BBC war correspondents used the tower of  the
         castle at Creully as a radio studio, from where the  first  reports
         of  the  Battle  of  Normandy  were  broadcast.  Look  for  special
         callsign TM5BBC to be aired again from Creully on  5-13  June.  QSL
         via F2UW. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FJ     - Father and son team, Jeff FJ/K5WE and Erik FJ/N5WR, will be  active
         from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) on 3-10 June.  They  will  be  QRV  on
         80-6 metres mostly CW, with some RTTY and SSB. QSL via home  calls.
         [TNX K5WE]
GD     - The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society will  be  active  on  the  HF
         bands as GB4JDF on 2 June. The suffix stands for  the  Joey  Dunlop
         Foundation, a charity set up to cater for injured riders and  named
         after the 26 times IOM Tourist Trophy winner. QSL via 2D0YLX.
I      - Members of ARI Sanremo will operate  as  IQ1SM/p  from  Lago  Campo
         Golf on 1 June. They plan to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on  40,  20
         and 17 metres. QSL via bureau. Information  on  the  Italian  Lakes
         Award can be found at www.dlit.it [TNX I1UWF]
I      - The 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam yacht that  Guglielmo  Marconi
         used as a floating laboratory for many  experiments.  Part  of  her
         keel stands in the grounds of Villa Griffone,  at  Pontecchio  near
         Bologna, from where special event station  II4BTK  will  be  active
         during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June). QSL via  IQ4FE,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX IZ4MJP]
I      - Eighty-five years ago the airship 'Italia' crashed on  the  ice  on
         its way back from the North Pole, and a small  tent  dyed  red  for
         maximum  visibility  was  the  only  shelter  for  the   survivors.
         Commemorating the role of radio (and  amateur  radio)  in  rescuing
         the Red Tent survivors, ARI Arona  will  operate  special  callsign
         II1ITR from 25 May to 25 June. QSL via  IQ1LM,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX IZ1ETD]
KL     - Jeff, KL2HD will be active as KL7NWR on 20, 17 and 15  metres  from
         Attu Island (NA-064) on 2-5 June (but actual dates depend  on  ship
         schedule  and  weather).  This  operation  commemorates  the   70th
         anniversary of the Battle of Attu during World War II.  The  island
         is part of the  Alaska  Maritime  National  Wildlife  Refuge  which
         celebrates its 100th anniversary of establishment. QSL  via  KL2HD,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX K6VVA]
LA     - Keith, G3TTC will be travelling  in  his  motorhome  to  visit  and
         operate from quite a number of IOTA groups  in  Sweden  and  Norway
         between early June and late July. His tentative itinerary  (subject
         to change) for the Norwegian part of his trip is as follows:
         4-5 July        Vardo    EU-141
         8-9 July        Mageroya EU-044
         13 July         Tromsoya EU-046
         15-16 July      Hinnoya  EU-033
         18-20 July      Lofoten  EU-076
         22-23 July      Tomma    EU-062
         27-28 July      Tjome    EU-061 (IOTA Contest)
         Look for him on  14260, 7055  and  7100-7125  kHz.  QSL via home
         call, direct or bureau.
OH     - Thomas, SM3DMP and Jan, SM3CER will  be  active  holiday  style  as
         OH/SM3DMP and OH/SF3A Bjorkon Island (EU-101) on 16-19  June.  They
         will operate mainly CW on 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL  OH/SM3DMP  via
         home call,  QSL OH/SF3A via SM3CER. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
OX    -  Henning, OZ1BII has  had  to  cancel  his  23-27  May XP2I operation
         [425DXN 1147] "due to illness". It will be rescheduled  later in the
         year. [TNX NG3K]
OX     - Bo, OX3LX  (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped)  expects
         to be active from Tasillaq Island (NA-151) between  29  May  and  5
         June and again between 20 July and 1 August. He plans to be QRV  on
         4/6 metres (WWL HP15eo) and the HF bands. [TNX DX World]
OZ     - Tom,  DL4VM,  will   be  active  as  OZ/DL4VM  from  Vendsyssel-Thy
         (EU-171) on 1-15 June. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
PJ4    - Steve, 9M6DXX plans to operate as PJ4V from Bonaire  (SA-006)  from
         4 or 5 June until the 16th. Activity will be holiday style  on  SSB
         only using 100 watts to a Spiderbeam.  QSL  via  M0URX,  direct  or
         bureau (preferably using  the  OQRS  at  www.m0urx.com/oqrs).  Logs
         will be uploaded to LoTW within a  few  days  of  the  end  of  the
         operation at the latest. [TNX 9M6DXX]
SM     - SB6A, SM6IQD, SM6MIS, SM6U, SM6XMY and SM6YOF  will  be  active  as
         7S6W from Vinga Island (EU-043) on 6-9 June. They will  have  three
         stations active  on  80-10  metres  SSB  with  some  CW  and  RTTY.
         Logsearch at http://sm6.se/7s6w/. QSL via bureau  to  SM6MIS,  plus
         LoTW and eQSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SM     - Keith, G3TTC will be travelling  in  his  motorhome  to  visit  and
         operate from quite a number of IOTA groups  in  Sweden  and  Norway
         between early June and late July. His tentative itinerary  (subject
         to change) for the Swedish part of his trip is as follows:
         6-7 June        Ven      EU-137
         8-9 June        Hasslo   EU-138
         12-14 June      Kattilo  EU-177
         16-17 June      Fogdo    EU-084
         22-23 June      Limon    EU-176
         24-26 June      Alnon    EU-087
         27-28 June      Holmon   EU-135
         30 June-1 July  Seskaro  EU-139
         Look for him on  14260, 7055  and  7100-7125  kHz.  QSL via home
         call, direct or bureau.
VE     - David, VE3VID is back to  Igloolik  Island  (NA-174)  until  around
         mid-June. He is active as VY0/VE3VID  in  his  spare  time,  on  20
         metres RTTY with some SSB. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX DX World]
VE     - Special callsign CK3C will be aired between 1 June and  1  July  to
         celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian  Arctic  Expedition
         of 1913-1916. QSL via VE3RHE, direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.  [TNX
VP9    - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as VP9FOC from  Bermuda  (NA-005)  until
         30 May, including participation in the CQ WW WPX  CW  Contest.  The
         special callsign celebrates  the  75th  anniversary  of  the  First
         Class CW Operators' Club. QSL via VE3DZ. [TNX NG3K]
W      - The South Jersey DX  Association,  Old  Barney  ARC  and  Tuckerton
         Wireless ARC will be  operating  W2WSC/WSC  from  the  last  active
         operating site of coastal marine station  WSC  (aka  The  Tuckerton
         Wireless) in West Creek, NJ on 1 June. Bands planned  will  be  80,
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and SSB. QSL VIA W2WSC. [TNX N2OO]
W      - The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (KK5W)  will  be  active  from
         the  radio  rooms  of  USS  Cavalla  (submarine)  and  USS  Stewart
         (destroyer escort) during the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June).  The
         ships are located at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island  (NA-143).  QSL
         direct to KK5W. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - AD5WB, K0JCC, K0KS, K5WRN, KJ5WRN,  KT5MR,  N5TCB  and  W5AOO  will
         participate in the Museum Ships Weekend (1-2 June)  as  N5E    from
         the tall ship 'Elissa' at the Texas  Seaport  Museum  on  Galveston
         Island (NA-143). They will operate SSB, CW and/or digital modes  on
         40-40 metres, from 14 to  22  UTC  approximately.  QSL  via  AD5WB,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
ZS     - Gert, ZS6AYU will be active holiday style  as  C91GR  from  Bilene,
         Mozambique from 28 May to 1 June. He will operate CW only. QSL  via
         ZS6AYU, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (25-26 May):
Call          Category        Country            QSL
3V8BB         SO              Tunisia            LX1NO
4K6FO         SO              Azerbaijan         4K6FO
4L8A          SOSB 20m        Georgia            LoTW
9A33P         M/?             Croatia            9A2NA
AO2URD                        Spain              EA2URD
CR2X          M/S             Azores             OH2BH
CR3L          M/?             Madeira            DJ6QT
E7DX          M/?             Bosnia-Hercegovina E77E
EA6/OK2BFN/p  SO LP           Balearic Isls      OK2BFN
ED1R          M/2             Spain              LotW
EE8X          SOAB            Canary Isls        W2GR
GM9W          SOAB HP         Scotland           M0DXR
HF55O                         Poland             SP6PAZ
HI3TT         SOAB HP         Dominican Rep.     ON4IQ
IF9/IT9PPG    SO              Italy              IT9PPG
IO0T          M/S             Italy              IK1RQT
J47X          SOAB            Greece             SV7BVM
KP2M          M/S             Virgin Isls        AI4U
KP2MM         SOAB            Virgin Isls        LoTW
LO5D          SOSB 10m        Argentina          LotW
LP5D          SOSB 80m        Argentina          AC7DX
LS1D          SOSB 20m        Argentina          AC7DX
LX7I          M/2             Luxembourg         LX2A
LY605W        SO LP           Lithuania          LY5W
LY7A          M/M             Lithuania          LotW
MJ5Z          SOAB LP         Jersey             M0CFW
OG0Z          SOAB HP         Aland Isls         W0MM
P3N           M/S             Cyprus             RW3RN
P40A          SOAB            Aruba              WD9DZV
PJ4A          SOSB 40m        Bonaire            K4BAI
PJ4G          SOSB 10 or 20m  Bonaire            WA2NHA
PJ4R          SOSB 15m        Bonaire            N4RR
PJ6A          M/?             Saba               LotW
PQ5FB         SOAB HP         Brazil             PY5FB
RG3K          M/S             EU Russia          UA3QDX
RT27WW        SOAB HP         EU Russia          RT4RO
RW0A          M/2             AS Russia          LotW
SW8LZ         M/?             Greece             LZ1QN
SW8WW         SOAB            Greece             HA0HW
TP2CE         M/2             France             F5LGF
VC7M          M/?             Canada             VE7UF
VP9FOC        SOAB            Bermuda            VE3DZ
XL3T                          Canada             VA3RVK
YJ0PO         SO              Vanuatu            K2PO
YN2GY         SOAB LP         Nicaragua          K9GY
YS1/NP3J      SOSB            El Salvador        EA5GL
ZL3IO         SOAB            New Zealand        ZL3IO
ZM4T          M/S             New Zealand        ZL2AL
ZP9MCE        SOSB 10m LP     Paraguay           EA5ZD
ZV2K          SOAB HP         Brazil             ZV2K
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by  Bill,  at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2013.html -  good contest  to you

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

DODENTOCHT FOR CHARITY ---> On 9 August Chris, DL1MGB  will  participate  in
the 44th Dodentocht (a  long-distance  march  of  100  kilometers  organized
annually  in  Bornem,  Belgium)  for  charity.  Details  can   be  found  at
www.100-km.org [TNX DL1MGB]

DXCC NEWS ---> E51WL  (North  Cook  Islands)  has  been  approved  for  DXCC
credit. The  operator's  former  callsign  (ZK1WL)  was  approved  for  DXCC
previously. If you had E51WL  rejected  in  a  recent  submission,  send  an
e-mail to bmoore[@]arrl.org for an update to your record. [TNX NC1L]

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the  period  March  to  May  2013
have provided acceptable validation and  are  therefore  approved  for  IOTA
credit: TS8TI (AF-083), SU8N (AF-109), XF2E (NA-171), V31HU (NA-180),  V31MV
(NA-180), V32EE (NA-180), A35UD (OC-049), YB6N  (OC-161),  DX8DX  (OC-174  &
OC-225). AF-109 is now confirmed as a valid IOTA group. [TNX G3KMA]

LOTW SOFTWARE ---> It was announced  last  week  that  TQSL  1.14  would  be
available on 20 May. However, three defects were reported - they  have  been
corrected,  but  "we  must  test  the  corrected  version   before  publicly
releasing it" at the end of the month. [TNX AA6YQ]

NORTH SLOPE IOTA TOUR ---> Last year Rick, K6VVA  planned  to  operate  from
IOTA groups NA-172, NA-050 and NA-004, but the  expedition  was  rescheduled
"for hopefully better propagation". Now he  says  that  "the  prognosis  for
this Summer from observations of solar trends  and  my  perspective  appears
that things will likely be similar to last Summer (2012),  when  he  decided
to postpone the operation to July 2013". Mike, K9AJ is  only  interested  in
doing NA-172 with him. So Rick is "breaking up the Tour into three  separate
chunks which may, or may not be done in one lengthy trip vs.  separate  ones
(NA-172, NA-004 & NA-050). At this point, there is a 50-50 possibility  that
any of these activations will take place until 2014, and  a  final  decision
will not be made until mid June to possibly the first week  in  July".  [TNX

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored by the  Battleship  New  Jersey  Amateur
Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will  be  held  from
00.00 UTC on 1 June until 23.59 UTC on the 2nd. Information  on  the  event,
including the relevant certificate and the listing of  participating  ships,
can be found at www.nj2bb.org

QSL YB8P: NEW  ROUTE  --->  The  new  QSL  route  for  the  15-19  May  IOTA
expedition to Pulau Peleng in the Banggai  Islands  Group  (OC-208)  is  via
W2FB, direct or bureau. QSO details and donations "For Banggai OC  208"  are
accepted via PayPal (sbusono[@]gmaildotcom) or cash and will be  transferred
to the team. [TNX W2FB]

THE MOST TRAVELLED WATCH IN THE WORLD ---> "The watch would  visit  as  many
different countries [DXCC Entities, Ed.] as  possible,  being  photographed,
and the record of journey will remain in public domain.  If  you  intend  to
visit one or more DXCCs in the near or distant future and don't mind  taking
with you our watch, then we would be not only grateful, but happy to make  a
donation toward your DXCC project". For  further  information  please  visit
http://clockmaker.com.au/the-most-travelled-watch-in-the-world.html or email
Nick, VK2DX (nick[@]clockmaker.com.au)

THE P5 PROJECT ---> Paul, N6PSE and David,  AH6HY  have  received  visas  to
visit the Democratic People's Republic  of  Korea  (North  Korea)  in  June.
Plans are to "present and discuss  our  proposal  for  a  major  Dxpedition,
involving two teams of twelve members each to operate consecutively  over  a
thirty day operation", and to "visit and evaluate possible  venues  for  the
DXpedition". Complete announcement on www.intrepid-dx.com/p5/news.php


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9/OH1LEG,  3D2NB,  3D2RX,  3W3B,
4J5A, 4U1ITU, 5A1A, 5C5W, 5Z4EE, 6W/HA0NAR, 6W2SC,  7Z7AB,  9H3KK,  9K2KCBB,
9K2RA, 9M4DXX,  9X0ZM,  A41MX,  A45XR,  CS2F,  DX8DX  (OC-174  and  OC-225),
EA9/DL2RNS, EA9/DL2RVL, EP3SMH,  GB100TMD,  H40T,  H44G,  H44KW,  HB0/SP7VC,
(SA-022),  P29FR,  P29NI  (OC-099),   P29VCX    (OC-103),    P29VPB(OC-069),
PJ2/DL5AXX,  PT0S  (SA-014),  RI0K/p  (AS-092),  RW0BG/9   (AS-109),  TF3DC,
TF3IMD, TF3Y, TO7BC, TR0A/p (AF-089), TZ6BB, V63XG, V85AVE,  VP8LIZ,  VP8LP,
(OC-236), YB8HZ/p (OC-236), YB8XM/p  (OC-271),  YI9AJ,  Z81D,  Z81Z,  ZD8RH,


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