425 DX News No. 1506


14 March 2020                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1506

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****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CP     – After their XR8RRC IOTA operation [425DXN 1501],  Vasily R7AL, Vlad
RK8A, Leo RW9JZ will be joined by  Al, RZ3K and  be active as  CP6/
home call from near  Santa Cruz de la Sierra,  Bolivia  between  24
March and 6 April. They  will operate  CW, SSB and FT8 (Fox & Hound
mode)  on  160-10 metres, with a focus  on the  low bands. QSLs via
Club Log’s OQRS (preferred); those who do not use  Club Log  should
go direct and  mail  their request  to  EU7A  (maildrop:  Andrey N.
Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, 212030 Mogilev-30, Belarus).  More informa-
tion can be found on https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/bolivia2020.
EA     – For  the  seventh year  in  a  row, the  Mike Delta Victor DX Group
(EA3RKM) will be active as EH3DWN on 14-21 March to mark World Down
Syndrome Day (21 March). QSL via LoTW and eQSL only.  More informa-
tion cen be found on http://eh3dwn.mikedeltavictor.com/.
GD     – Billy GM6DX, Iain GM5YTT and  Stevie GM2TT will be active as  GD6DX
(QSL via M0OXO and LoTW), GD5YTT (QSL via LoTW) and  GD2TT (QSL via
LoTW)  from  the  Isle of Man (EU-116)  on  27-30 March.  They will
operate SSB, CW and FT8, and will participate in the  CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest as GT0SP (QSL via LoTW.) [TNX NG3K]
HC     – Uwe, DL8UD will be active from Ecuador  (HC5 callsign TBA) from  19
March to 1 April.  He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the  HF bands
and 6 metres, and will participate in the Russian DX and  CQ WW WPX
SSB contests. QSL via DL8UD, direct or bureau.
V2     – Fred, ND4DX will be active holiday style as V26FK from Antigua (NA-
100)  on  14-20 March.  He will operate  SSB and some CW  on  40-10
metres. QSL via home call and LoTW.
VP2V   – Adrian KO8SCA, Martti OH2BH, Niko OH2GEK and Sandro VE7NY have been
active as  VP2VB  with  two stations  from  Anegada, British Virgin
Islands (NA-023) since 11 March.  QSL via OH2BH.  This 6-day opera-
tion pays homage to “those early years of DXing  that should not be
forgotten”:  VP2VB was the callsign  of  the  legendary  Danny Weil
(1918-2003), who during the period 1955-1962 operated from  several
locations in the Caribeean and the Pacific while sailing one of the
three yachts named “Yasme”. His activities provided  the reason  to
create the Yasme Foundation.
VP2V   – Look for VP2V/KB9DPF and VP2V/K0NR to be active  holiday style from
Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 16-24 March.  They will
operate SSB, FT4 and FT8  on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres.  QSL
via LoTW (preferred), or via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
XE     – Celebrating  the  spring  equinox,  which was  important  in  Mayan
culture, special callsign  6E3MAYA  will be QRV on 19-23 March from
various archaeological  sites  in  the  Mexican states of  Tabasco,
Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. QSL via the bureau.
XW     – Bruce, 3W3B  will be active again as  XW4XR  from Laos  between  30
March and 12 April,  “plus or minus a day or two”.  He will operate
CW, FT8 and FT4 on 60-6 metres, with a focus on 60, 40 and 30m. QSL
via  LoTW (preferred) or via E21EIC. [TNX The Daily DX]
YJ     – Chris, VK2YUS will be  active again  as YJ0CA from  Efate (OC-035),
Vanuatu from  22 March to 1 April,  CQ WW WPX SSB Contest included.
He will be  QRV mostly  on  40, 20, 15 and possibly 10 metres.  QSL
direct to VK2YUS. [TNX The Daily DX]
Z6     – TA7AZC, Z63CAB and other  young operators from  Turkey  and  Kosovo
will be active as Z66Y  on 27-30 March,  including and entry in the
CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW, or via Z62FB.

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****  GOOD TO KNOW … ****
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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9K2F: CANCELLED —> The 11-15 March IOTA DXpedition to Faylakah Island (AS-
118) [425DXN 1503] has been cancelled.

DU2/SP5APW: CANCELLED —> Jacek, SP5APW  has decided to cancel  his trip to
the Philippines as  “the global situation  regarding coronavirus  is getting
worse and worse”.  He expected to be active from Calayan Island (OC-092)  on
17-25 April [425DXN 1501]. [TNX DX World]

IDXC 2020: CANCELLED —> The 71st Annual International DX Convention, which
was to be held on 24-26 April in  Visalia (CA),  has been cancelled owing to
health and safety issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

REBEL DX GROUP’S PLANS —> According to  the  calendar published  on  their
website (https://rebeldxgroup.com/),  the Rebel DX Group’s  plans are  to be
QRV as  3D2DOM  from IOTA Groups  OC-156 and OC-121  in April,  as T33T from
Banaba Island in May and as  T22T  from Tuvalu in June.  As for 3Y0I,  their
second attempt at operating  from  Bouvet Island  “will take place by end of

RI0B —> The first three operators  (RT9K, UA9KDF and UA9LDD)  have been at
the  Sopochnaya Karga  weather station  since 9 March,  waiting for a fierce
snow storm to subside and  the remaining team members  (UA0BA and RW0BG)  to
arrive. When they depart Sopochnaya Karga, there will be still a long way to
go before they reach Rastorguyev Island (AS-068).

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST —> The 83rd edition of the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
Contest (https://berucontest.wordpress.com)  will  be held  on  14-15 March,
from 10 UTC to 10 UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  CW.  Only  operators
located within the United Kingdom and Crown  Dependencies,  Commonwealth  or
British Mandated Territories are eligible to enter.

SABLE ISLAND 2020 —> The Sable Island DXpedition team invites you to visit
their website and participate  in  the band/mode survey  to assist in  their
planning and operations: http://cy0dxpedition.net/survey-requested.html.

VP8PJ —> According to the latest log update,  the DXpedition  to the South
Orkenys made 83,778 QSOs with 20,595 unique callsigns from  Europe (52.67%),
North America (34.78%), Asia (6.44%) and the rest of the world (6.11%).  The
most productive bands were 20m (19,091 QSOs), 17m (16,879 QSOs), 30m (14,762
QSOs) and 40m (14,520 QSOs);  the most productive mode was CW (47.93%), fol-
lowed by FT8 (32.40%), SSB (16.77%) and RTTY (2.91%). The OQRS is now up and
running on https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VP8PJ. Please
note that log check requests for  Busted Calls,  Not in Log  and/or  Missing
Calls must be processed through the  “Not in Log?”  form on the OQRS.  Email
messages will go unanswered.

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******* QSL  ROUTES *******
Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8BAL      EA5GL       GS5DX       EB7DX       OM2Y        OM2IB
3B8CW       N4GNR       H33K        HP1DAV      P29VK       EA5GL
3B8XF       G3TXF       HC0E        HC1QRC      P29ZL       W1YRC
3Z50DVP     SP6DVP      HC0T        RC5A        P40A        WD9DZV
4D3X        W3HNK       HC2AO       RC5A        PA75J       PA7J
4L8A        M0OXO       HC5DX       W3HNK       PA75PKZ     PA2PKZ
4U1A        UA3DX       HF50FIY     SP4FIY      PA800D      PI4DEC
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HG7T        HA7TM       PC20MC      PA0FAW
7X3WPL      7X3DL       HI3LT       W2CCW       PE75OUW     PE1OUW
8P1W        KU9C        HK3C        M0URX       PI75VAD     PI4VAD
8P2K        KU9C        HK4GOO      EA5GL       PJ2T        W3HNK
8P6DR       G3RWL       HK4GSO      EB7DX       PJ4DX       M0URX
8P9QC       VA2MVR      HL2/F4IDF   F4FRG       PJ7AA       AA9A
8S0C        SM0MPV      HQ9X        KQ1F        PT5J        PP5JR
9A0BB       9A3JB       HS0ZME      SM6NT       PX2A        PY2VM
9A5AAX      DJ4MX       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      RG61PP      RZ3LC
9A5PC       NF4A        HZ1TT       A61BK       S79VU       EA5GL
9G1AA       PA3ERA      II0IDP      IM0SDX      SN25EBM     SQ5EBM
9G5XA       G3SWH       II0MPO      9A8SST      SN3A        SP3GEM
9J2BO       G3TEV       II4MCY      IQ4FE       SN750MY     SP1PMY
9J2LA       M0OXO       II5IDK      IQ5LI       SN7Q        SP7GIQ
9N7NQ       JA7NQQ      II8ICN      9A5URI      SO9I        SQ9ORQ
9V1VV       EA5GL       II9IGB      9A5URI      SP4WOJTEK   SQ4AVD
9X2AW       M0OXO       IO3RT       IQ3BM       SP50ENV     DL1EKO
A35JP       JA0RQV      IO5O        IK5RLP      SP8R        SP8PCF
A44A        A47RS       IR1G        IZ1LBG      T32AZ       KH6QJ
A61Q        EA7FTR      IR2Q        IK2PFL      TI4VAA      RW6HS
A91GP       A92AA       IR4M        I4IFL       TI7W        W4FS
C37N        C37URA      J68HZ       K9HZ        TM29X       F5MUX
C5SP        SP3PS       J68SS       NY3B        TM3R        F5UTN
C6ATF       K4OV        J73CC       EA5GL       TM9R        F6KNB
C91CCY      K3IRV       JY5HX       E73Y        TO0A        IZ1MHY
CB8E        CE8EIO      KH2L        W3HNK       TO5A        F5VHJ
CE1TT       N2OO        KH6LC       WA6WPG      TO7DL       DL7DF
CE3CT       EA5KB       KL7RA       N4GNR       TT8SN       DL9USA
CF3A        VE3AT       KP2M        NZ4DX       TX8A        JA1GZV
CM3EFM      RW6HS       KP4RV       EA5GL       TZ4AM       W0SA
CN8SG       EA7FTR      L55D        LU5DF       V26M        W3HNK
CO6HZ       EA5ZD       LN8W        LA9VDA      V4/K0BBC    M0OXO
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       LO7H        LU7HW       V4/W6PNG    M0OXO
CQ8M        EA5GL       LR3D        LU3DRP      V47P        M0OXO
CR6T        CT1ESV      LT3H        LU3HY       V55A        M0OXO
CS5CT       CT1REP      LU8YE       IK2DUW      VP2ETE      W3HNK
CT8/S51TA   S58N        LX20I       LX2A        VP2MMF      KU9C
CV7S        CX7SS       LX7I        LX2A        VP2VB       OH2BH
D2EB        IZ3ETU      LY11LY      LY2QT       VP5M        K4QPL
D4F         IZ4DPV      LY30LY      LY5A        VY0ERC      M0OXO
D4Z         IK2NCJ      LZ250KD     LZ1KCP      WP3R        W3HNK
DU1KG       9V1KG       M6T         G4BWP       XV9DXB      EB7DX
E7DX        E77E        MH0ESP      SP1EG       YJ0NC       EA5GL
EA8RM       EB7DX       OD5PY       KU9C        YJ0RO       EA5GL
EG1RVB      EA1IQM      OD5QB       YO3FRI      YN3GEA      OE3GEA
EG4FTD      EA4PN       OD5TX       W4JS        YS1RR       W3HNK
EH1PVC      EA1JAY      OD5VB       EA5GL       ZA/IW2JOP   IW2HAJ
ES5G        ES5TV       OD5ZZ       N4GNR       ZF2RJ       NF3R
ET3AA       N2OO        OE25AVD     OE6AVD      ZF5T        K5GO
EX0QR       R2DX        OE25BKC     OE3BKC      ZF9CW       K5GO
FK8HA       K3IRV       OE25DMT     OE7DMT      ZM1A        ZL3CW
GB2GP       GI4FUM      OE25IGP     OE2IGP      ZS6CCY      K3IRV
GB2JCM      MM0LGR      OH0R        OH2PM       ZW2T        PY2RKG
GJ4MR       DL1CC       OL725PLZ    OK1DRQ      ZW5B        K3IRV

3B9AN    David Albert, 13 Chemin de Pey Broustera, 33340 Gaillan en Medoc,
7X4AN    Mohamed Boukhiar, Apartado Postal 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain
C5YK     Andre Bourbon, Route de Xhoffraix Hockai 30, 4970 Stavelot, Belgium
DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, 12621 Berlin, Germany
ED7O     Pedro L. Alvarez, Apartado Postal 306, 23700 Linares (Jaen), Spain
EI7M     John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
FY5KE    Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l’Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin,
HB0A     Amateurfunk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
Liechtenstein  [ARRL SSB]
HG1S     MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27, 9027,
HP1DAV   Alvaro Andrade Berroa, Apartado Postal 0860-0522, Panama,
Republic of Panama
HV0A     Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
II0IDR   ARI Frascati, att. Simone Bizzarri, Via Tre Cannelle 1,
00044 Frascati RM, Italy
II0IGU   Gianni Messore, Via Rotabile 64, 04023 Formia LT, Italy
II9IGJ   Alberto Mattei, Via Enrico Millo 20, 96010 Augusta SR, Italy
II9P     Vincenzo Bongiovanni, Via Asia 19/A, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
MI0M     Simon Barnes, 191 Marlacoo Road, Portadown, Craigavon, BT62 3TD,
United Kingdom
OG66X    Jouni Mehtomaa,  Kylmalantie 1, FI-92140 Pattijoki, Finland
OY9JD    Jon Dam, Undi Kerjum 7, FO-100 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
PY0F     Renner Pedroza, Rua Waldemar Nery Carneiro Monteiro 475 Apt 602,
Boa Viagem, Recife – PE, 51030-140, Brazil
TM6M     Stephane Van Langhenhoven, 24 bis rue de Anter Hent,
29830 Ploudalmezeau, France
TR8CA    Jean Charron, 19 rue Gabriel Moussa, 33320 Eysines, France
V84SHK   Tamat Lampoh, P.O. Box 849, MPC Old Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan
BB3577, Brunei Darussalam
XR8RRC   Andrey N. Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, 212030 Mogilev-30, Belarus


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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista – Tessera n. 071675
Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
Roma, Italia


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