425 DX News No. 1393 Calendar

13 January 2018                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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                         Direttore  Responsabile I2VGW
 
PERIOD           CALL                                                   REF
till  14/01      A52PD: Bhutan                                         1391
till  14/01      J70VR: Dominica (NA-101)                              1388
till  14/01      TC630MECCA: special callsign                          1382
till  15/01      6W7/F6HMJ: Senegal                                    1387
till  15/01      YP2018HNY: special callsign                           1389
till  16/01      6O6O: Somalia                                         1390
till  16/01      AU2WBR: Sagar Island (AS-153)                         1391
till  17/01      A71DLH: Qatar                                         1393
till  20/01      8J1RL and 8J60JARE: Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica 1335
till  20/01      ZL/HA5OJ: North Island (OC-036)                       1386
till  22/01      6Y6J: Jamaica (NA-097)                                1392
till  22/01      XT2AW: Burkina Faso                                   1391
till  22/01      XW4FB: Laos                                           1391
till  24/01      GB0HNY, GB1HNY, GB2HNY: special callsigns (England)   1391
till  24/01      GB5HNY, GB8HNY, GB9HNY: special callsigns (England)   1391
till  24/01      HP1/AA4NC: Panama                                     1392
till  24/01      VU2BMS: India                                         1381
till  27/01      II4GV: special callsign                               1380
till  28/01      GB2KW: special event station (Scotland)               1391
till  30/01      9M2MRS: Penang Island (AS-015), West Malaysia         1349
till  30/01      C5YK: The Gambia                                      1386
till  31/01      LZ1883PSS: special callsign                           1392
till  04/02      VP5/N9EAJ: Turks Islands (NA-003)                     1387
till  07/02      9Z4/DL9OBQ: Trinidad (SA-011)                         1390
till  25/02      HL0WOP: special callsign                              1386
till  28/02      DT23WOP: special event station                        1388
till  28/02      VI70HI: special callsign (Australia)                  1390
till  February   DP0GVN: Neumayer III base (Antarctica)                1332
till  February   RI1ANC: Vostok Station (Antarctica)                   1333
till  25/03      4S7KKG: Sri Lanka (AS-003)                            1381
till  31/03      RI50ANO:  Bellinghausen, South Shetlands (AN-010)     1387
till  04/04      V31AX: Belize                                         1393
till  April      VP8DPJ: Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica          1331
till  31/05      5V1JE: Togo                                           1385
till  01/06      JW4JSA: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                1388
till  30/06      DM90AIW: special event station                        1391
till  30/06      HH70A: special callsign                               1391
till  30/06      VR20: special prefix (Hong Kong)                      1364
till  24/08      II6CNT: special calsign                               1373
till  August     UA4RX/1 (RI1FJ): Heiss Isl (EU-019), Franz Josef Land 1374
till  31/12      5W20SAMOA: special callsign (Samoa, OC-097)           1392
till  31/12      9A36W and 9A61AA: special callsigns                   1391
till  31/12      DA200FWR: special callsign                            1391
till  31/12      DJ70WAE: special callsign                             1391
till  31/12      DK200MARX: special callsign                           1391
till  31/12      EI100MCV: special callsign                            1391
till  31/12      LM90C, LM90HQ, LM90NRRL: special callsigns            1393
12/01            3Z26FIN: special callsign                             1393
13/01            SQ26FIN: special callsign                             1393
13/01-14/01      DU0DM: Corregidor Island (OC-244)                     1392
13/01-21/01      ZF2PG: Cayman Islands (NA-016)                        1392
14/01            HF26FIN and SP26WOSP: special callsigns               1393
14/01-20/01      FG/DD0VR: Guadeloupe (NA-102)                         1388
14/01-21/01      YJ0CA: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu                        1392
14/01-23/01      E31A: Eritrea                                         1391
15/01            SP26FIN: special callsign                             1393
15/01-15/02      K1VSJ: Key Colony Beach (NA-062)                      1393
15/01-18/01      V63AKB48 and V63AKB: Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia     1393
16/01-08/02      PJ2/PA0VDV: Curacao (SA-099)                          1392
17/04-29/04      YJ0AG: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu                        1393
18/01-19/01      KM1CC: Marconi event from grid FN51                   1393
21/01-27/01      J88PI: Palm Island (NA-025)                           1393
21/01-29/01      ZL/HA5OJ: South Island (OC-134)                       1386
23/01-30/01      HS0ZEG: Thailand                                      1391
24/01-31/01      ZC4A: UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus               1389
24/01-21/02      J52EC: Guinea-Bissau                                  1393
24/01-31/01      P4/DL4MM: Aruba (SA-036)                              1393
27/01-28/01      OC4MS: special station                                1393
27/01-31/01      T88PB: Koror (OC-009), Palau                          1389
28/01-05/02      C8X and C81G: Ibo Island (AF-061)                     1393
28/01-10/02      D68I: Comoro Islands (AF-007)                         1391
29/01-12/02      V47UR: St. Kitts (NA-104)                             1393
29/01-15/03      FG/F6ITD and TO7D: Guadeloupe (NA-102)                1393
30/01-10/02      YB9/F5LIT: Bali Island (OC-022)                       1393
January          3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
January          3G9A/mm: team Bouvet enroute to 3Y0Z                  1393
January          3W9FB: Vietnam                                        1391
January          EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
January          GB1GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
January          H44DA: Solomon Islands (OC-047)                       1389
January          II4MXW: special callsign                              1391
January          JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
January          PF2018LWD: special callsign                           1387
January          RI1ANA: Molodezhnaya Station, Antarctica (AN-016)     1391
January          VQ920JC: Diego Garcia (AF-006), Chagos Islands        1392
January-February 3Y0Z: Bouvet Island                                   1392
01/02-07/02      P29VXG: New Britain Island (OC-008), PNG              1389
01/02-28/02      LZ250MT: special callsign                             1392
08/02-14/02      V31JZ/p: South Water Caye (NA-180), Belize            1393
09/02-16/02      C5DX: The Gambia                                      1391
13/02-20/02      CN2DF and CN2FR: Morocco                              1391
15/02-10/05      HR5/F2JD: Honduras                                    1391
23/02-16/03      3D2EU: Rotuma Island (OC-060)                         1387
February         3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
February         3W9FB: Vietnam                                        1391
February         EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
February         GB1FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
February         H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
February         HK1/LU9EFO and HK3TU/1: Rosario Islands (SA-040)      1385
February         HK4/LU9EFO and HK3TU/4: Titumate Islands (SA-093)     1385
February         II4HRZ: special callsign                              1391
February         JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
February         PF2018SNK: special callsign                           1387
February         RI1ANA: Molodezhnaya Station, Antarctica (AN-016)     1391
01/03-15/03      4B4B: Socorro Island (NA-030), Revillagigedo          1389
01/03-31/03      LZ40MS: special callsign                              1392
02/03-15/03      XR0YD: Easter Island (SA-001)                         1387
07/03-18/03      TY: Benin                                             1393
10/03-20/03      9M0W: Spratly Islands (AS-051)                        1379
13/03-18/03      DU1/SP5APW: Palawan Island (OC-128)                   1393
21/03-03/04      7Q7EI: Malawi                                         1382
March            3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
March            D2TI: Tigres Island (AF-108)                          1374
March            EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
March            GB2GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
March            H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
March            II4CAO: special callsign                              1391
March            JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
March            PF2018YLS: special callsign                           1387
01/04-30/04      LZ362ME: special callsign                             1392
05/04-17/04      3B7A: Saint Brandon Islands (AF-015)                  1392
29/04-03/05      C96RRC: Mozambique Island (AF-088)                    1392
April            GB2FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
April            H40: Taumako Island (OC-179) * by VE3LYC              1393
April            H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
April            II4MAR: special callsign                              1391
April            JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
April            PF2018SLO: special callsign                           1387
01/05-31/05      LZ110SAE: special callsign                            1392
05/05-09/05      C98RRC: Inhaca Island (AF-066)                        1392
May              GB4GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
May              H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
May              II4TES: special callsign                              1391
May              JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
May              PF2018BOL: special callsign                           1387
01/06-30/06      LZ430PPW: special callsign                            1392
June             GB4FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
June             II4AMP: special callsign                              1391
June             KH1/KH7Z: Baker Island (OC-089)                       1389
June             PF2018HIN: special callsign                           1387
June             VK5CE/6: Direction Island (OC-140)                    1393
June             VK5CE/6: East Lewis Island (OC-199)                   1393
June             VK5CE/6: Woody Island (OC-170)                        1393
01/07-31/07      LZ380PM: special callsign                             1392
July             GB5GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
July             II4COU: special callsign                              1391
July             PF2018FRA: special callsign                           1387
01/08-09/08      CY9C: St. Paul Island (NA-094)                        1377
01/08-31/08      LZ1146SPS: special callsign                           1392
August           GB5FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
August           II4VOL: special callsign                              1391
August           PF2018HAR: special callsign                           1387
01/09-30/09      LZ920MLC: special callsign                            1392
September        GB6GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
September        II4LNZ: special callsign                              1391
September        PF2018DOK: special callsign                           1387
01/10-31/10      LZ1545POA: special callsign                           1392
20/10-03/11      VP6D: Ducie Island (OC-182)                           1387
October          GB6FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
October          II4OER: special callsign                              1391
October          PF2018WOR: special callsign                           1387
01/11-30/11      LZ33MM: special callsign                              1392
10/11-11/11      GB0AD: special callsign (England)                     1389
November         GB8GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
November         II4HNR: special callsign                              1391
November         PF2018STA: special callsign                           1387
01/12-31/12      LZ532PSO: special callsign                            1392
December         II4FRD: special callsign                              1391
December         PF2018xxx: special callsigns                          1387
TBA              DU1UD/8: OC-105 and OC-174                            1387
TBA              VK5MAV/9: Cato Reef (OC-265)                          1393
 
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                                Direttore Responsabile
                                Gabriele Villa,  I2VGW
                    Giornalista Professionista – Tessera n. 071675
                           Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                     Roma, Italia
 
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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.
SOMALIA, 6O.  Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.
MALAWI, 7Q.  John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.  Activity is on 40 and 20
meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y.  Thomas, DL9OBQ is QRV as 9Z4/DL9OBQ from
Saint Augustine, Trinidad Island, IOTA SA-011, until February 7.
Activity is on 30, 17 and 15 meters using mostly CW.  QSL to home
call.
BAHAMAS, C6.  Steve, KG4LJB is QRV as C6AJB from Eleuthera Island,
IOTA NA-001, until January 20.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to
17 Meters.  QSL to home call.
PHILIPPINES, DU.  A group of operators will be QRV as DU0DM from
Corregidor Island, IOTA OC-244, on January 13 and 14.  Activity will
be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital
modes.  QSL direct to DU1MS.
ERITREA, E3.  A group of operators will be QRV as E31A from January
14 to 23.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY.  The main objective of this trip is to support the Eritrean
National Olympic Committee.  QSL via JH1AJT.
FRANCE, F.  Operators Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE are QRV using
special event call sign TM390SR until June 16 to commemorate the
siege of La Rochelle 390 years ago.  QSL via F4DTO.
GUADELOUPE, FG.  Heli, DD0VR will be QRV as FG/DD0VR from January 14
to 20.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB.
QSL to home call.
DOMINICA, J7.  Heli, DD0VR is QRV as J70VR until January 14.
Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using only SSB.  QSL to home
call.
NORWAY, LA.  Members of the NRRL are QRV with special calls
LM90NRRL, LM90HQ and LM90C throughout 2018 to celebrate their 90th
year as the IARU Society.
BULGARIA, LZ.  Special event station LZ140LO is QRV until the end of
March to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Bulgarian Independence.
QSL via LZ1ZF.
CURACAO, PJ2.  Joeke, PA0VDV will be QRV as PJ2/PA0VDV from January
16 to February 8.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using only
CW.  QSL to home call.
ANTARCTICA.  Nikolai, RW6ACM is QRV as RI1ANA from the Molodezhnaya
Base Station, IOTA AN-016, until sometime in February.  Activity is
in his spare time on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital
modes.  QSL via RN1ON.
NAMIBIA, V5.  Rudi, DK7PE is QRV as V5/DK7PE until the end of
January.  Activity is on the HF bands, but with a focus on 160 and
60 meters.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX 160 Meter contest.  QSL to home call.
MICRONESIA, V6.  Sumio, JI1MDM will be QRV as V63AKB48 using SSB,
and V63AKB using FT8, from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from January
15 to 18.  Activity will be on 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters.  QSL to
home call.
BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW from Ouagadougou
until January 22.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65.  He may also try to be active
on 60 meters.  QSL via M0OXO.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from January
13 to 21.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.
This includes being active in the upcoming North America SSB QSO
Party.  QSL direct to home call.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The North American CW QSO Party, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YB DX SSB
Contest, Old New Year Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, UBA
PSK63 Prefix Contest,  NRAU-Baltic Contest and DARC 10-Meter Contest
are all on tap for this weekend.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for January
15.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 17.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
NNNN

/EX

DXNL news no. 2075

     DXNL 2075 – January 10, 2018
                      DX Newsletter
                a free and weekly service of
                   DARC Committee “DX”
                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)
                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)
            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
5W, Samoa:
     Atsuo/5W1SA celebrates 20 years of operating from Samoa (OC-097)
     and more than 100,000 QSOs in the log with the call 5W20SAMOA
     during 2018. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL.
6Y, Jamaica:
     Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Tsuguya/JA3UJR, Kunio/JH3LSS, and
     Munekazu/JI3DNN, all members of the JA3 DX Vacation Group, will be
     active between the 11th and 22nd as 6Y6J from Josh’s (6Y5WJ) QTH on
     Jamaice (NA-097). QSL via JA3AVO, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
A5, Bhutan:
     DXNL 2074 reported on A52PD. Please note, the correct QSL manager
     is NR6M (d).
E3, Eritrea:
     Zorro/JH1AJT returns to Eritrea between Jan. 14 and 23. Together
     with Franz/DJ9ZB, Champ/E21EIC, Dima/RA9USU, and Yan/RZ3FW he will
     be active as E31A on 160-6m (CW, SSB, RTTY). The main objective of
     this trip is to support the Eritrean National Olympic Committee.
     QSL via ClubLog OQRS and via JH1AJT.
F, France:
     TM390SR commemorates the siege of La Rochelle 390 years ago. QRV
     between Jan. 12 and June 16; operators are Franck/F4DTO and
     Patrick/F4GFE. QSL via F4DTO (d/B).
HP, Panama:
     Will/AA4NC will be signing HP/AA4NC from different regions in
     Panama between the 10th and 24th on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes).
     QSL via AA4NC (d).
K, United States of America:
     Members of the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club (KM1CC) will be
     operating from the rare locator field FN51 between Jan. 18 (13z)
     and Jan. 19 (21z) with the call KM1CC to honour Marconi’s
     achievement of the first transatlantic radio contact on Jan. 18 in
     1903. Ops are K1RV, N1NS, N1DC, N1VH, and K1WCC. QRV on HF on CW,
     SSB, and maybe FT8. QSL via KM1CC (d/B), LoTW.
LZ, Bulgaria:
     LZ140LO celebrates the 140th anniversary of the Bulgarian
     Independence until the end of March. An award is available as well.
     QSL via LZ1ZF.
LZ, Bulgaria:
     Members of the Thracian Rose Club are drawing attention to the
     115th Rose Festival with the call LZ115RF until July 31. An award
     W-TRC-25 is available as well. QSL via LZ1YE.
OA, Peru:
     The special event station 4T18PAX operates around Pope Francis’
     visit to Peru during January. QRV until the end of the month on HF
     (SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8, PSK31). QSL via OA4O (d/B).
PJ2, Curacao:
     Joeke/PA0VDV will be back on the air as PJ2/PA0VDV between Jan. 16
     and Feb. 8 from Curacao (SA-099) on CW with a focus on 80m. QSL via
     PA0VDV (d/B).
V5, Namibia:
     Rudi/DK7PE is currently active until the end of the month as
     V5/DK7PE with a focus on 160 and 60m. He also plans to participate
     in the CQ WW DX 160m Contest. QSL via DK7PE.
V6, Micronesia:
     Sumio/JI1MDM is going to pay Pohnpei Island (OC-010, WW Loc.
     QJ96cx) a visit from Jan. 15 to 18. QRV on 20, 17, 15, and 12m as
     V63AKB48 on SSB and V63AKB on FT8. AKB48 refers to a band that
     plays daily shows in Tokio’s Akihabara quarter. QSL via JI1MDM
     (d/B).
XW, Laos:
     DXNL 2074 reported on John’s (XW4FB) activity. His correct homecall
     is KB4FB.
ZF, Cayman Islands:
     Pete/K8PGJ is going to set off on his 7th “Radio Trip” to the
     Caymans. QRV as ZF2PG between Jan. 13 and 21, including the NAQP
     SSB Contest. QSL via K8PGJ (d), LoTW.
Other stuff:
============
CX3AL uploading contacts to LoTW:
     Leo/CX3AL has transferred his handwritten log from 28 April 2006
     until now to the Logbook of the World. In the next step he is going
     to type up his log going back to 2001. His complete logs are dating
     back to 1970 and he asks operators interested in confirmations for
     earlier QSOs to send him an email (leocorreag[@]gmail.com).
Preview:
========
V3, Belize:
     Torsten/DG7RO and Alexandra/DO5ALX will be active again as V31TF
     and V31RU between Feb. 7 and 25. They are planning to take part in
     the WPX RTTY, ARRL CW, and CQ WW 160m SSB contests. Their prefered
     modes are SSB, RTTY, and FT8. QSL via Clublog and DG7RO (d/B).
C96RRC/C98RRC Mozambique Island/Inhaca Island:
     Members of the Russian Robinson Club are planning to activate
     Mozambique Island (AF-088, WW Loc. LH04ix) from April 29 until May
     3 as C96RRC and Inhaca Island (AF-066, WW Loc. KG63lx) from May 5
     to 9 as C98RRC. Operators will be Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ,
     Al/RZ3K und Vlad/RK8A. QRV on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, and 10m on CW,
     SSB, and digital modes. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, R7AL.
Z2, Zimbabwe:
     A Norwegian team plans a DXpedition during March 2018 as Z2LA. More
     information to follow.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
===========================
ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IOTA     Islands on the Air
LoTW     Logbook of the World
OQRS     Online QSL Request System
RRC      Russian Robinson Club
USi      United States Islands Awards
WCA      World Castles Award
WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship
Upcoming Contests:
==================
13.01.                 Old New Year Contest
13.01.                 Aktivitaetstag Distrikt Nordrhein
13./14.01.             UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest
13./14.01.             North American QSO Party
14.01.                 DARC 10m Contest
IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)
====
IOTA QRGs
CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AN-016; CE9, Antarctica: Nikolai/RW6AM is currently active during
     his spare time as RI1ANA from the station Molodezhnaya until
     February. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via ClubLog
     OQRS, LoTW or via RN1ON (d/B).
NA-101; J7, Dominica: Heli/DD0VR will be operating as J70VR between
     Jan. 10 and 14 on 40, 20, 15, and 10m (SSB only). QSL via DD0VR
     (d/B).
NA-102; FG, Guadeloupe: Heli then moves on to Guadeloupe for Jan.
     14 to 20. QRV as FG/DD0VR. QSL via h/c (d/B).
NA-143; W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group:
     Gary/N5PHT is currently active from Galveston Island (KFF-3013, USi
     TX0001S) until the 14th. QSL via N5PHT (d), LoTW.
OC-244; DU1-4, Luzon’s Coastal Islands: On Jan. 13 and 14 DU1MS,
     DV1ZDR, DV1ZDQ, DV1YZD, DW1QRZ, DW1XNG, DU1YMD, DU1YLR, DU1XRF, and
     4G1ABT are going to put Corrigedor Island on the air signing DU0DM
     on 40, 20, 15, and 10m (SSB, CW, digital modes). QSL via DU1MS (d).
WWFF Activities
================
WWFF QRGs:
CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz
SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz
OZFF New Year Hunting:
     The OZFF New Year Hunting will take place on Jan. 14 (12z to 14z).
     The following activations have been registered so far:
      OZFF-0029 – Nissum Fjord – OZ1CX/P
      OZFF-0049 – Kilen – OZ2KAK/P and OZ2JKJ/P
      OZFF-0076 – Dokkedal Mulbjerge Mou – OZ0JD/P
      OZFF-0133 – Haslund Skov – OZ3FI/P
      OZFF-0165 – Kleppen – OZ7AEI/P
      OZFF-0174 – Gludsted Plantage – OZ9V/P
      OZFF-0180 – Kronborg Castle og kulturhavn – OZ4WWFF/MM from aboard
        the steamship “Bjoern” (ARLHS DEN-119, DEN-229 and DEN-230 +
        World Castles Award)
      OZFF-0184 – Kaas – OZ5FM/P
      OZFF-0189 – Kerteminde fjord – Munkebo – OZ7PR/P
NP Terra vita – DLFF-0125:
     During the DARC 10m Contest DF0AGC will be active from the nature
     park Terra vita (DLFF-0125) on CW. QSL via DF0AGC (d/B).
Puytvoet – ONFF-0617:
     Rene/OT6V will be active from this reference signing his call /p on
     Jan. 11 (9z to 14z) on 80, 40, and 20m. QSL via OT6V (d/B).
Hampton Plantation – KFF-3876:
     The Trident Amateur Radio Club will be active from this location on
     Jan. 13 (14z-20z) as N4EE on SSB. QSL via W4BFZ.
Calendar
========
start      – end        DX              DXNL
01/18      – 03/18      3D2JS           2074
01/18      – 02/18      3W9FB           2073
30.12.     – 15.01.     3Z18HNY         2073
01.11.     – 25.03.     4S7KKG          2065
01.01.     – 31.01.     4T18PAX         2075*
           – 02/2018    5T2AI           1977
01.01.     – 31.12.     5W20SAMOA       2075*
01.10.     – 30.09.19   5Z4/DL2RMC      2008
03.01.     – 16.01.     6O6O            2074
25.12.     – 12.01.     6W1/WA3DX       2072
           – 12/2018    6W1SU           2012
25.12.     – 12.01.     6W6/WA3DX       2072
21.12.     – 15.01.     6W7/F6HMJ       2072
25.12.     – 12.01.     6W7/WA3DX       2072
11.01.     – 22.01.     6Y6J            2075*
01.01.     – 20.01.     8J1RL           2021
01.04.     – 31.03.     8J1YAC          2035
01.06.     – 31.05.     8J1ZIU          2055
01.06.     – 31.03.     8J2Y            2047
01.01.     – 20.01.     8J60JARE        2021
01.01.     – 31.05.     8J7HCB          2073
05.01.     – 12.02.     8J8SSF          2074
04.06.     – 28.02.     8N0IIDA         2045
01.04.     – 31.03.     8N3H70Y         2041
01.04.     – 31.03.     8N60JLRS        2036
01.12.     – 31.01.     9M2MRS          2069
           – 10/2019    9Q6BB           2012
02.01.     – 14.01.     A52PD           2074/2075*
01.01.     – 12.01.     A7/F6BFH        2074
01.01.     – 31.03.     AU2WBR          2073
17.11.     – 30.01.     C5YK            2069
01.01.     – 31.12.     DA200FWR        2073
01.01.     – 31.12.     DB50EFAPB       2073
14.01.     –            DF0AGC          2075*
01.01.     – 31.12.     DF1000ZEIL      2073
01.01.     – 31.12.     DJ70WAE         2073
01.01.     – 31.12.     DK200MARX       2073
01.01.     – 31.12.     DK60BIB         2074
01.01.     – 31.12.     DL60BIB         2074
01.05.     – 30.04.     DL60TELF        2038
01.01.     – 31.12.     DL70PADER       2073
           – 28.02.     DM200LFS        2035
01.01.     – 31.12.     DM900ZWI        2074
01.01.     – 30.06.     DM90AIW         2073
           – 02/2018    DP0GVN          2015
01.01.     – 31.12.     DQ2018KTMS      2074
01.01.     – 31.12.     DQ800HRO        2074
01.12.     – 28.02.     DT23WOP         2070
13.01.     – 14.01.     DU0DM           2075*
14.01.     – 23.01.     E31A            2075*
           – 01/2018    EA8/DF9AE       2072
01.01.     – 31.12.     EI100MCV        2074
14.10.     – 20.10.     FG/DD0VR        2075*
01.01.     – 10.01.     FM/DD0VR        2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB0HNY          2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB1HNY          2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB2HNY          2073
01.01.     – 28.01.     GB2KW           2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB4HNY          2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB5HNY          2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB6HNY          2073
28.12.     – 24.01.     GB8HNY          2073
01.01.     – 31.01.     GX4BJC/a        2074
           – 01/18      H44DA           2073
01.07.     – 30.06.     HA60FMV         2048
01.12.     – 31.01.     HF2018HNY       2072
15.08.     – 08/18      HF700LUB        2054
           – 06/18      HK3JCL          2060
01.01.     – 03.06.     HH70A           2074
15.09.     – 25.02.     HL0WOP          2069
10.01.     – 24.01.     HP/AA4NC        2075*
01.12.     – 31.01.     II0PGP          2069
10.10.     – 27.01.     II4GV           2061
           – 31.12.19   J28ND           2035
           – 01.09.19   J28PJ           2004
10.01.     – 14.01.     J70VR           2075*
04.12.     – 03.06.     JW2US           2069
           – 01.06.     JW4JSA          2071
18.01.     – 19.01.     KM1CC           2075*
01.01.     – 31.07.     LZ115RF         2075*
01.01.     – 31.03.     LZ140LO         2075*
01.01.     – 31.01.     LZ1833PSS       2074
01.01.     – 31.01.     MX1SWL/a        2074
13.01.     –            N4EE            2075*
0501.      – 14.01.     N5PHT           2075*
11.01.     –            OT6V/p          2075*
01.01.     – 31.12.19   OU0POLIO        1919
01.12.     – 31.01.     PF44FF          2072
16.01.     – 08.02.     PJ2/PA0VDV      2075*
30.12.     – 13.01.     PJ7/UT6UD       2073
           – 02/18      RI1ANA          2075*
04/17      – 03/18      RI1ANO          2034
01.01.     – 31.03.     RI50ANO         2073
01.01.     – 31.12.     SN20UM          2073
01.06.     – 30.04.     SN5PSK          2044
01.11.     – 14.01.     TC630MECCA      2065
12.01.     – 16.06.     TM390SR         2075*
18.09.     –            TR8CA           1902
           – 2018       TY2CD           1914
           – 10/2018    TY2SN           1957
01.02.     –            V31YB           2026
           – 01/18      V5/DK7PE        2075*
15.01.     – 18.01.     V63AKB          2075*
15.01.     – 18.01.     V63AKB48        2075*
19.12.     – 28.02.     VI70HI          2073
           – 04/2018    VP8DPJ          2014
01.07.     – 30.06.     VR20….        2047
01.01.     – 31.01.     W2D             2073
01.01.     – 31.01.     W8D             2073
01.10.     – 2018       XV9JM           2061
09.01.     – 23.01.     XW4FB           2074
09.01.     – 17.01.     YJ0CA           2074
15.12.     – 15.01.     YP2018HNY       2071
13.01.     – 21.01.     ZF2PG           2075*
05/17      – 05/2020    ZL7DX           2040
05/17      – 05/2020    ZL7QT           2040
           – 05/2018    ZS8Z            2017
*  = new or updated
.. = and other calls
QSL information
===============
3D2JS             via    WB2JTO       (d)
3W9FB                                 (L)
3Z18HNY           via    SP6IEQ       (d/B), (L)
4S7KKG            via    DC0KK        (d/B), (L)
4T18PAX           via    OA4O         (d/B)
5P90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
5T2AI             via    NI5DX
5W20SAMOA                             (C), (L), (e)
5Z4/DL2RMC        via    DL1RTL       (d/B)
6O6O              via    M0OXO,       (L), (O)
6W1/WA3DX         via    WA3DX        (d)
6W1SU             via    M0URX
6W6/WA3DX         via    WA3DX        (d)
6W7/F6HMJ         via    F6HMJ
6W7/WA3DX         via    WA3DX        (d)
6Y6J              via    JA3AVO,      (C), (L)
8J1RL             via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8J1YAC            via    (B),         JE1XUZ (d)
8J1ZIU                                (B)
8J2Y                                  (B)
8J60JARE          via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8J7HCB            via    (B),         JK7LXU (d)
8J8SSF                                (B)
8N0IIDA                               (B)
8N3H70Y                               (B)
8N60JLRS          via    (B),         JQ6FQI (d)
9M2MRS            via    PA0RRS       (d/B), (C)
9M2ODX                                (d)
9Q6BB             via    W3HNK
A45TT                                 (L)
A52PD             via    NR6M         (d)
A7/F6BFH          via    F6BFH
A70X              via    M0OXO
AT6MIT            via    VU3BUN       (d/B)
AU2WBR            via    VU2NRO
BV6CC                                 (d/B), (L)
C5YK              via    ON7YK        (d/B), (L), (e)
CE2/W9XY          via    W9XY         (B), (L)
CU2DX             via    CU2AA        (d), (L)
DA200FWR          via    (B),         DK2PU (d)
DB50EFAPB                             (B)
DF0AGC                                (d/B)
DF1000ZEIL                            (B)
DJ70WAE                               (B)
DK200MARX         via    (B),         DK5PZ (d), (C)
DL60TELF                              (B), (L), (e)
DL70PADER                             (B)
DM200LFS                              (B), (L), (e)
DM900ZWI          via    DM5JBN       (d/B)
DM90AIW                               (B), (C)
DP0GVN            via    DL5EBE       (d/B)
DQ2018KTMS                            (B), (e)
DQ800HRO          via    DL5KVV       (d/B)
DT23WOP           via    HL1IWD       (B), (L)
DU0DM             via    DU1DM        (d)
DU3/W6QT          via    W6QT         (d), (L), (e)
E31A              via    JH1AJT,      (C), (O)
E51DXX            via    AG1LE
E709JAN           via    E77E         (B)
EA8/DF9AE         via    DF9AE        (d/B), (e)
EG5ERC                                (d/B), (e), (L)
EI100MCV                              (B)
FG/DD0VR          via    DD0VR        (d/B)
FM/DD0VR          via    DD0VR        (d/B)
GB2KW                                 (L), (e)
GB8KW             via    G0UKN
GX4BJC/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
H44DA             via    VK4KHZ
H91IT             via    HP1RCP
HA60FMV                               (B)
HF2018HNY         via    SP2PBM       (d/B)
HF700LUB          via    SP8AB
HH70A             via    W3HNK
HK3JCL            via    DK8LRF       (d/B)
HL0WOP            via    HL4CCM       (d/B), (C), (e)
HP/AA4NC          via    AA4NC        (d)
HQ2DDL                                (B), (L), (e)
HS0ZIK            via    ZB2JK
II0PGP            via    I0KQB        (d)
II4GV                                 (B)
II4MXW            via    IQ4FE
J28ND             via    S57DX
J28PJ             via    F1TMY
J70VR             via    DD0VR        (d/B)
JI3DST/6          via    JI3DST
JW2US                                 (C), (L)
JW4JSA            via    LA4JSA
JX3EX             via    LA3EX
KH7XX             via    EB7DX
KM1CC                                 (d/B), (L)
LZ115RF           via    LZ1YE
LZ140LO           via    LZ1ZF
LZ1833PSS         via    (B),         LZ1KCP (d)
MX1SWL/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
N4EE              via    W4BFZ
N5PHT                                 (d), (L)
NP2Q                                  (d), (L), (e)
OT6V/p            via    OT6V         (d/B)
OU0POLIO          via    OZ1ACB       (d/B)
PA/DD2CW          via    DD2CW        (d/B)
PF44FF                                (C), (O)
PJ2/PA0VDV        via    PA0VDV       (d/B)
PJ7/UT6UD         via    UT6UD        (d), (L)
RI1ANA            via    RN1ON        (d/B),(C), (L)
RI1ANO            via    RN1ON        (d/B), (L), (C)
RI50ANO           via    RN1ON        (d/B), (L), (C)
S510PMC                               (B)
SN20UM            via    SQ9UM
SN5PSK            via    SP9MZX       (d/B)
T8CW              via    JA2KCT       (B), (L) JH0IXE (d), (e)
TC630MECCA        via    TA3X         (d/B)
TM0CXX            via    F6FMT        (L), (e)
TM390SR           via    F4DTO        (d/B)
TM6M              via    F4DXW        (d), (L), (e)
TR8CA             via    F6CBC
TY2CD             via    N4GNR        (d), (L)
UE18A                                 (C)
UE18C                                 (C)
UE18E                                 (C)
UE18F                                 (C)
UE18G                                 (C)
UE18M                                 (C)
UE18NY                                (C)
UE18U                                 (C)
UE18Z                                 (C)
UN7ECA            via    DL7EDH       (d), (L)
UN7TE             via    RW6HS        (d)
V31TA             via    EA5GL        (d)
V31YB                                 (L)
V5/DK7PE          via    DK7PE
V63AKB            via    JI1MDM       (d/B)
V63AKB48          via    JI1MDM       (d/B)
VI70HI            via    M0OXO
VP5/N9EAJ          (C), (L)
VP8DPJ                                (e)
W0N               via    KR0P         (d), (L)
W2D               via    KB2FMH       (d), (C), (L)
W8D               via    KB2FMH       (d)
XV9JM             via    F6ITD        (d/B), (L)
XW4FB                                 (L)
YJ0CA             via    VK2YUS       (d)
YP2018HNY         via    YO3KPA       (d/B), (C)
ZF2PG             via    K8PGJ        (d), (L)
ZL18HNY           via    ZL1SLO       (B)
ZL7DX             via    M0OXO
ZL7QT                                 (d)
ZS8Z              via    ZS1LS        (d)
(d) = direct   (B) = bureau ok  (L) = LoTW           (O) = OQRS
(C) = ClubLog  (e) = eQSL       (*) = new manager    (Q) = QRZ.COM
* QSLs received direct:  9J2BO, VK9AR (OC-216)
* QSL via LoTW:
  4K9W, 9Y4/VE3EY, CR6P, EI11WAW..EI99WAW, JW2US, S9YY, SV9RGI,
  UN8PT, VO1SO, WP3C, ZK3RR
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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1346

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1346
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1346
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1346
BID: $OPDX.1346
January 8, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written and Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters
Network, K1RV, NJ1Q & W1AW, WO2N, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
AA4NC, WB6RSE, NN7A, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K8EL, K9MM,
CX3AL, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com,
DX.Today, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HL1VAU, I1JQJ/
IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, ON7TQ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX
News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PG5M, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for
the following DX information.
*** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (Tedd, KB8NW): First off, I would like to
    thank the many individuals who sent me condolences on the unexpected
    passing of my step-mother. They were comforting during this time,
    especialy during the holiday.
      Secondly, since I did not have an OPDX issued during New Years, I
    would like to wish everyone a Happy New Years and let’s hope 2018
    is a much better year than last year…. 73 de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 31st/December, through Sunday, 7th/January there were 222
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P,
8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL,
DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX,
EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6,
J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4,
PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5,
SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9,
VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB,
ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or
  more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work
  First Worry Later”.
2017 DX SOUND BITES! Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers
with 118 memorable rare DX sound clips (now in MP3 format) from 2017.
Visit Tom’s famous “HAM GALLERY” Web site at:  http://hamgallery.com/dx2017
While there, also check out some of the other features on his Web page,
such as: 20 years of “Rare DX Sound Clips” of the past (as well as some
clips from the 1960’s and 1970’s), QSL Card Museum, Dayton Photo Galleries
and Tribute to Silent Key Ham Operators. Tom states, “If anyone has any
old HF recordings, I would be interested in hearing from them.” (especially
sound clips pre-1998 to add to the site) His E-mail address is:
                            k8cx@hamgallery.com
3B7A ST. BRANDON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The dates for the 3B7A DXpedition
to St. Brandon Islands (AF-015) have been announced — April 5-17th. Look
for 8 operators (listed in OPDX.1330) to be active on 160-10 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY, with five stations on the air. QSL via F5CWU (direct
or by the Bureau), ClubLog’s OQRS or LoTW. For more information, see:
                     http://www.saintbrandondx.com
3W, VIETNAM. Trung, W6TN, is now active as 3W9T throughout Vietnam until
January 11th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters CW. QSL via his home
callsign.
3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Posted December 28th). “All Dressed Up and
a Place to Go — Here she is, the Betanzos (see URL below), the ship on
which we will begin our journey to Bouvet in just over two weeks.  It’s
been a busy year for this vessel. She’s been pulled from the water,
inspected, refurbished and remodeled stem to stern to prepare her for
new life as an Antarctic support vessel, and for our expedition to Bouvet.
  During her previous life in commercial fishing, she was at sea for
months at a time. Her captain of 8 years is still with her, and knows
the Southern Ocean, the ice and his ship very well. Beneath that new
coat of paint lies a rugged vessel manned by an able crew. We’ll climb
aboard on January 13, 2018 to begin our voyage to Bouvet.
5W20, SAMOA. To celebrate his 20th anniversary for being on the air,
look for Atsu, 5W1SA, to be active as 5W20SAMOA throughout 2018 on HF
and 6 meters. He has been on Samoa (OC-097) since 1998 and has logged
approximately 100K QSOs. QSL via LoTW (preferred), eQSL after confirm
LoTW or ClubLog’s OQRS. Atsu states (about paper QSLs), “After 20 years
operating and living in Samoa, there is not enough budget available for
QSL card printing. If anyone offers me part of cost or actual printed
card, please contact myself or my QSL manager JA1DXA (Katsu) for arrange-
ment.”
60 METERS NEWS. Vlada, OK1IVU, reports that radio amateur from the Czech
Republic, as of January 1st, are now allowed 60m band access to the WRC-15
60m amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 ­ 5366.5 kHz under ITU Footnote
5.133B – i.e. with 15W EIRP.
6K23/DS23/HL23, SOUTH KOREA (Special Event). The Central Radio Manage-
ment Office (CRMO), the Korean Spectrum Management organization, sent
an official letter to Korea Amateur Radio League (KARL) on December 19th,
informing them that they would approve the amateur radio station special
callsigns to promote and support the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic
Games. According to the official letter, all authorized amateur radio
stations in the Republic of Korea will be able to change their area
number in the prefix to “23” between January 1st and February 28th.
  Their instructions and suggestions are as follows:
  * HL1XXX –> HL23XXX
  * DS1XXX, DS2XXX ….  DS5XXX –> DS23XXX/1, DS23XXX/2 ….  DS23XXX/5
  * Whole club stations (Area number 0) like HL0XX, DS0XX, 6K0XX etc.,
     –> HL23XX, DS23XXX, 6K23XX
  For example, HL0HQ can be operated as HL23HQ, HL1VAU as HL23VAU, DS4NYE
  as DS23NYE/4, and D70LW as D723LW.
  The already announced HL0WOP and DT23WOP will continue to operate until
February 28th. Don’t be surprised if you encounter these callsigns on
the air or DXclusters, and they hope all their radio friends around the
world be able to get many QSOs with these special event stations.
6O, SOMALIA. Operators Ken/LA7GIA and Adrian/KO8SCA continue to be active
as 6O6O from Somalia until January 16th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. They seem to have Internet access available
at their site because they are posting QSOs to ClubLog and LoTW. Paper
QSL cards are via M0OXO and his OQRS.
  JUST A REMINDER: Adrian informs OPDX that Somalia is a country ravaged
by poverty and war, but it is slowly returning to normal. Their DXpedition
will also have a humanitarian aspect. Both Ken and Adrian will pay for all
the DXpedition expenses. All money raised during the DXpedition will go to
the not-for-profit Doctors Without Borders (DWOB) [see the following Web
page  <(http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org>] which recently returned to

after an absence of a few years. They have also set up a dedicated PayPal
address for these donations <6o6o@la7gia.com>. Closing date for donations
is February 1st, 2018, when donations will be wire transferred to DWOB.
9Z4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Thomas, DL9OBQ, is now active as 9Z4/DL9OBQ
Activity will be on 30/17/15 meters using mostly CW. QSL via his home
callsign by the Bureau.
6Y, JAMAICA (Reminder/Update). Members of the JA3 DX Vacation Group will
be active as 6Y6J from Southfield at Josh’s, 6Y5WJ, St. Elizabeth QTH
between January 11-22nd. Operators mentioned are Shozo/JA3HJI, Tsuguya/
JA3UJR, Kunio/JH3LSS, Munekazu/JI3DNN and Masumi/JA3AVO. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA3AVO,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog’s OQRS. They have a Web page up
at:                       http://ja3avo.jp/6y6j.htm
6Y, JAMAICA. Yuri, VE3DZ, is once again active as 6Y2T from Jamaica
(NA-097) between February 13-20th. Activity will include the ARRL
International DX CW Contest (February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. Operations outside of the contest will be on 160-10
meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands and using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via VE3DZ.
9Y4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ISLANDS. Operators Anna/W6NN and Rich/KE1B will
be active as 9Y4/W6NN and 9Y4/KE1B, respectively, from Tobago Island
(SA-009) between March 18-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. They also plan to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL 9Y4/W6NN via W6NN or LoTW.
QSL 9Y4/KE1B via KE1B or LoTW.
A5, BHUTAN. Pat, N2IEN, is now active as A52PD from Bhutan until January
14th. He is expected to be moving around the country with a FT-991A, a
TWA and Buddipole. Activity will be on various HF bands using mostly CW
and the Digital modes. Pat states, “I will try to do 80 meters, but may
depend on the situation at each QTH.” QSL via NR6M, direct or LoTW.
A7, QATAR. Look for Alain, F6BFH, to be active as A7/F6BFH until January
12th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via F6BFH.
C8, MOZAMBIQUE (IOTA Op). Operators Johannes/PA5X (C93PA) and Gerben/PG5M
will be active as C8X and C81G, respectively, from Ibu Island, Mozambique,
between January 28th and February 4th. Ibu Island is in the Cabo Delgado
District IOTA group and counts for AF-061. Activity will be on 80-10
meters, including 60 meters and using modes CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment
will be FT-5000 and Elecraft K3, Acom1010 and Expert 1.3K-FA, 5-band
Hexbeam with pentaplexer, 40/60/80m verticals and 30m VDA. They will
upload logs several times a day (internet permitting) to ClubLog (the
preferred method). QSL C8X via PA5X, and C81G via PG5M or his OQRS at
C8, MOZAMBIQUE. The Belgian Lions DX-Team (OT8T) are proud to announce
their new adventure/DXpedition to Mozambique between May 2-15th. Their
planning has been completed, and the preparations are well advanced.
The location is ready for them and their flight tickets have been booked.
The team of 14 operators has been selected and are all hungry to work
the pile-ups! Their callsign and full license has arrived and it is C8T.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly other
Digital modes (PSK, FT8). The team will also do 2m-EME(ATNO) and 60m(ATNO).
They have the permission to do 60m by the IARU-Region1-bandplan(15W EIRP).
Their setup will consist of 4 stations operating 24/7 and a fifth station
for 2m EME and extra Digi-modes on all bands. Operators mentioned are
Kurt/ON8KW (Team Leader), Roger/ON7TQ (Co-leader), Bruno/CS8ABG (Co-leader),
Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/
ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI (EI8GQB/EI1A), Herman/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY
and Franky/ON7RU. QSL route TBD, but ClubLog will be used. For more details
and updates, see:          https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com
                             https://youtu.be/STP0SN8HnvQ
C96/C98, MOZAMBIQUE (2 IOTA Op). Members of the Russian Robinson Club
(RRC) will be active as C96RRC (AF-088) and C98RRC (AF-066). Operators
mentioned are Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K and Vlad/RK8A. The
pilot station will be Victor, UA3AKO. Their tentative schedule is as
follows:
  April 29th-May 3rd – From Mozambique Island (AF-088) as C96RRC
  May 5-9th          – From Inhaca Island (AF-066) as C98RRC
  Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via R7AL or ClubLog’s OQRS (preferred). ADDED NOTE:
In 2018 the RRC is celebrating their 25th anniversary of “Russian Robinson
Club”.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLANDS. Michael, DF8AN, will once again be active as
CE0Y/DF8AN from Easter Island (SA-001) between February 21-28th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via his
home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. NO LoTW.
CN, MOROCCO. Operators Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF and Frank/
DL7UFR will be active as CN2DF and CN2FR from Tahazout between February
13-20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31,
with two stations on the air. Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB.
QSL via DL7DF, direct, by the Bureau or  LoTW (within 6 months after the
DXpedition). For more details and updates, see: http://www.dl7df.com/cn
CQ’s 2017 DX MARATHON NEWS (Log Submission Deadline Approaches). John,
K9EL, DX Marathon Manager, reports: The deadline for submission of 2017
logs for CQ’s annual DX Marathon is January 10th at 2359z. Information
on the Marathon and how to easily submit your log can be found at:
                      http://www.dxmarathon.com
D6, COMOROS. Operators IK5BCM, IK5CBE and IK5CRH will be active as D68I
from Comoro Islands (AF-007) between January 28th and February 10th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via IK5CRH.
DAYTON TOPBAND DINNER (29th Annual Event!). Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports:
[edited] Continuing the great Dayton TopBand dinner tradition that George/
K8GG and George/W8UVZ started, I am proud to announce the 29th Annual
Dayton TopBand dinner. Dinner reservations are now available for 2018!
  Friday evening May 18th, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in the Presidential
Ballroom – downtown Dayton, Ohio. Top Band Social hour is at 6:00 PM and
Dinner starts at 7:00 PM. Come and have dinner with the guys you work on
160 meters and enjoy great TopBand discussions.
  I am proud to announce that our featured speaker will be Jerry Rosalius,
WB9Z. Jerry has worked and confirmed 316 countries and all 40 zones on the
Top Band. He is about to leave now to go to Bouvet Island 3Y0Z. You do not
want to miss his presentation.
  Dinner reservations are available online with credit cards and PayPal.
  Thanks to Teri, K8MNJ, for coordinating the TopBand Dinner.
  The 2018 Dayton TopBand Dinner details are here: http://topbanddinner.com
  Scroll down to make your reservations.
  Four nights of great Top Band, DX and Contesting hospitality are also
at the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. 2018 info will be posted soon.
                          http://contestsupersuite.com
  Slots are filling up fast at 2018 Dayton Contest University:
                          http://contestuniversity.com
  2018 Contest Dinner reservations are open at: http://contestdinner.com
  If you enjoy having fun on the 160 meter band, the 29th Annual Top Band
  Dinner is for you!
  Hope to see you at the 2018 Dayton TopBand Dinner…
  73, Tim K3LR — Dayton Top Band Dinner Chairman
DOWNUNDER DX NEWS (Free weekly DX Newsletter for Urban DXers). Nick,
VK2DX, reports, “Feel free to check it out at <http://www.DXing.Today>.
While the newsletter mainly focuses on JT modes, topic like IOTA and
general DXing are well covered. You are welcome to submit your DXCC/Zone/
WAS standings for our ‘Who’s Who…” rank list. Written by experienced
“Urban DXers” for fellow antenna restricted, noise polluted, unfriendly-
neighborhood urban DXers.”
DXCC’S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The “DXCC Most Wanted” entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of December 31st. The list contain 339 entities
and the top 10 entities still remain the same and they were:
     1. P5    DPRK (North Korea)           6. CE0X San Felix Islands
     2. 3Y/B  Bouvet Island                7. BV9P Pratas Island
     3. FT5/W Crozet Island                8. KH3  Johnston Island
     4. KH1   Baker Howland Islands        9. VK0M Macquarie Island
     5. BS7H  Scarborough Reef            10. KH7K Kure Island
  The complete “DXCC Most Wanted” entities list is available at:
ERITREA 2018 DXPEDITION (Press Release). [edited] “E31A The FGC Radio
Team will active from Eritrea between 14-23 JAN 2018″ — Operators Zorro,
JH1AJT, will travel to Asmara, Eritrea, with Franz/DJ9ZB, Dima/RA9USU,
Yan/RZ3FW and Champ/E21EIC. They will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160m-6m.
Main purpose of this trip is to support the Eritrea National Olympic
Committee (E.N.O.C). The SEISA’s group will “coordinate pre-game training
camp” for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and select students for a
scholarship program at the SEISA Kokusai Junior High School and University.
 QSL via JH1AJT:      Y. Zorro Miyazawa
                      P.O. Box 8 Oiso
                      Naka-Gun Kanagawa 259-0111
                      Japan
A OQRS will be available at ClubLog after his return to Japan.
Support : FGC – Foundation for Global Children
   73 Champ, E21EIC
   FGC Radio Team
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Alex, 5B4ALX/IZ4AMS, will bes active as FK/5B4ALX
from New Caledonia between March 20th and April 4th. Activity will be
on various HF bands (80-6m) using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also be in
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/
Low-Power entry. QSL via IZ4AMS and “NOT NOT NOT CYPRUS QSL BUREAU”.
Also, ClubLog’s OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
                        http://www.5b4alx.cloud
HP, PANAMA (Reminder/Update). Will, AA4NC, will be active as HP1/AA4NC
from Panama between January 10-24th. He will be operating portable from
several different call areas in Panama. Activity will be holiday style
on 160-6 meters with 100 watts and wire antennas. Modes of operations
will include CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly other Digital modes. QSL via
AA4NC, direct (w/SASE) or LoTW.
HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD, will once again be active as HR5/F2JD from
Copan Ruinas, Honduras, between February 15th and May 10th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F6AJA, direct
or via the French REF Bureau. The log will be posted on:
                     http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php
IOTA NEWS…………..
  AS-053.  John, ZB2JK, is active as HS0ZIQ from Phuket Island until
           January 10th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via
           ZB2JK direct.
  NA-123.  Jim, W2JHP, is once again active as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll,
           Belize, until January 10th. Activity will be limited but will
           be on various HF  bands using SSB and maybe some Digital modes.
           He is using 100 watts and a wire in a palm tree. QSL via EA5GL,
           direct, LoTW or eQSL.
  NA-143.  Gary, N5PHT, is now active from Galveston Island until January
           14th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m) using
           CW only.
  OC-016.  (Reminder) Jim, WB2TJO, will once again be active as 3D2JS
           from Taveuni Island, Fiji, between early January and the middle
           of March. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using CW, SSB and
           the Digital modes. The rig will be an ICOM 706 MK IIG with
           an MFJ 971 manual tuner. QSL via his home callsign.
  OC-022.  Emmanuel, F5LIT, will once again be active as YB9/F5LIT from
           Bali Island between January 30th and February 10th. Activity
           will be on 20/17/15 meters using SSB. QSL via his home call-
           sign, direct or LoTW. No Bureau QSLs.
  OC-077.  Uli, DL2AH, has announced that he will be active as WH8/DL2AH
           from Ofu Island, American Samoa, between October 2-29th.
           Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and FT8,
           with an Icom 7300 into a WINDOM antenna. He will take part
           in different contests (VK-ZL Oceania, WAG, CQWW). QSL via
           his home callsign direct. More details will be forthcoming.
  OC-244.  A group of Philippine operators will be active as DU0DM from
           Corregidor Island between January 13-14th. Operators mentioned
           are “MJ”/4G1ABT, Brian/DU1MS, Audie/DV1ZDR, DV1ZDQ, P’Jay/DV1YZD,
           Bert/DW1QRZ, Herbert/DW1XNG, Alex/DU1YMD, Joel/DU1YLR and
           Noel/DU1XRF. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW,
           SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DU1MS direct.
  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For January). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of January:
  GX4BJC/A – Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU
             (/A WAB Square TM11 – England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
  MX1SWL/A – Operated from Seckington, in Staffordshire, by Geoff, M1EDF
             (/A WAB Square SK20 – England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU – The QSL Manager and NOT
the individual operator.
  The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on
NO LoTW.
  I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see <www.iswl.org.uk>
for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
J3, GRENADA. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as J3/G0VJG (pending) from
Grenada (NA-024) between June 13-27th. Activity will be on various HF
bands as well as 6 meters using SSB. QSL via G4DFI.
KM1, UNITED STATES (Rare Grid). Operators Pi/K1RV, Barbara/N1NS, Rick/N1DC,
Martin/N1VH, Henry/K1WCC and possibly others will activate the rare grid
FN51 (inside the large Coast Guard Building – Coast Guard Beach) on
January 18-19th, for the 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase! Activity
will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and possibly FT-8. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW. For more details on the ARRL International Grid Chase,
OA, PERU. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as OA4/WJ2O from Peru between February
13-21st. Activity will include the ARRL International DX CW Contest
(February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Low-Power entry. Operations
outside of the contest will be on the 30/17/12 meters. QSL via LoTW.
PJ2, CURACAO. Joeke, PA0VDV, will once again be active as PJ2/PA0VDV
from Curacao (SA-099) between January 16th and February 8th. Activity
will be on 80-10 meters CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 8-14th)…….
 Jan/08th HN      Jan/11th  AN     Jan/13th  LN
 Jan/09th AN      Jan/12th  AN     Jan/14th  HN
 Jan/10th AN
   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   —————–        ——       ——–    ——
   AN  – Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  – High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  – Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  – Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS – Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS – Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO’s. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called “HF Ionospheric Interferometry”
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
QSL INFO AND NEWS……………….
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  (December 31st and January 7th)
  ——————————————————————–
  3Z0R via SP9SX            EA8/DF9AE via DF9AE      OH/DF1XC via DF1XC & (L)
  4T18PAX via OA4O          EA8AH via OH1RY          OH0Z via W0MM
  4U1GSC via 9A2AA          EO25PA via UR3PA         OR1Z via ON6IX (d/e)
  5P9Z/P via DL7UZO         ER4DX via ER1FF          OY1R via OY1R (d/L)
  5T1R via A92AA            EX/HB9DUR via HB9DUR (d) PA/SP1MVG/P via SP1MVG
  5Z4FV via N3ZS            FG/F6HYE via F6HYE       PF2018LWD via PA0MBD & (L)
  6Y6Y via W8YCM (d)        FM/DD0VR via DD0VR       PJ7/UT6UD via UT6UD (d/L)
  9L1/KW4XJ via KW4XJ       GB2KW via GB2KW (L/e)    SM9A via DL1IAO
  9M2/R6AF via R6AF (O)     H91IT via HP1RCP         SN100PW via SP3ZAC
  9M2MRS via PA0RRS (d/L/C) HB0/DK3RED/P via DK3RED  SN100ZHP via SP1ZZW
  9Z4/DL9OBQ via DL9OBQ     HF100ZHP via SP6ZDA      SN20UM via SQ9UM
  A52PD via NR6M & (L)      HH2AA via NR6M & (L)     SO4M via SP4MPG
  A70X via M0OXO (O)        HK3JCL via DK8LRF        TK/NZ1C via DD5ZZ
  A71/F6BFH/P via F6BFH     HL23EIL via HL3EIL       TM0CXX via F6FMT
  CT/HB9GIP via HB9GIP      IT9/IU3BTY via IU3BTY    TM6M via F4DXW (d)
  CT7/RC2A via RC2A         J6/VP2EIH via VP2EIH (d) V5/DK7PE via DK7PE
  CU2DX via CU2AA & (L)     K5K via N5KWD (d)        V5/ZS1AO via DJ2HD
  CX7CO via EA5GL (d)       LY2017XMAS via LY2QT     V53DX via DO4DXA (O/L)
  D80MT via DS3EXX & (L)    LZ140LO via LZ1ZF        VI70HI via M0OXO (O)
  DA0AA via DJ9MH           LZ1833PSS via LZ1KCP     VK8NSB via M0URX (O)
  DK200MARX via DK5PZ       LZ25TRC via LZ1YE        W2T via W2ZQ
  DL/ON8WR via ON8WR        N0E via K0FG             W4/DJ8OG via DJ8OG
  DL0FFF via DL2RPS         N4C via K3LU (d)         W8/DJ4GX via DJ4GX (d)
  DL0IL via DO1BEN          N4P via K3LU (d)         Z33F via EB7DX
  DL1250BRET via DF9IK   N4R via K3LU (d)         ZA/IK2RLM via IK2RLM(e/L/**)
  DQ4L via DH3JF            N4V via K3LU (d)         ZL18HNY via ZL1SLO
  DR18WRD via M0SDV (O/L)   N9N via W9BZW            ZS4JAN via EA5GL (d/L)
  E709JAN via E77E (O/N)    OD5ZZ via NI5DX (d)      ZX8NO via PT2GTI
  EA7/PE1DMH via PE1DMH     OG3R via OH3RU           ZX8TI via PT2GTI
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX’s- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        ** via IZ2LSP(d)
  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK……
  CX3AL OLD QSOS UPLOAD TO LOTW. Leo, CX3AL, reports: “This is to inform
  the DX Community that I have uploaded to LoTW all hand written logs
  since 28th April 2006 till today for a total of 19K QSOs. Anyone that
  do not have a match and need my QSO confirmation please E-mail me with
  QSO data to check the log. During 2018 I will keep working to upload
  QSOs from 2001 till April 2006 (mostly 12 and 17 m QSOs). I keep all
  my hand written logs since 1970 (mostly CW QSOs). If anyone needs
  CX3AL LOTW confirmation for an old QSO just e-mail me too.”
  OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind every-
  one to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than
  15,300 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site
  contains:
    – The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2007 to 2016) with more than
      500 QSLs
    – At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than
      1800+ QSLs)
    – Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more
      than 5100+ QSLs)
    – Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs)
    – More than 950+ QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    – With 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
      Francaises).
    – More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
    – More than 450 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as
      FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
    – The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
    – Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 700 QSL.
    – More than 2500 cards for the old timer with more than 150 countries
      before 1945.
    – Cards from the French Department before 1945.
    – At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
    The URL address for the Web site is:  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
  Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip-
  ation is welcome. Only a “.jpg” file (both sides of the card) is required.
  Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail
  to:                          LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3C0L, 3C1L, 4X1QQ, 5T1A, 6O6O, 9H1CG, 9M2CNC,
  9U4M, 9Y4D, 9Y4DA, AI6MQ, BH4SYG, C5YK, CF3FF, DK7ZT, DL9MRF, E44YL,
  EA1DR, EA6SX, GW0A, HI8CSS, IS0CDS, JA5BEN, JE1RXJ, JT1DN, K7EV, K7ZG,
  MM0EAX, OH0Z, OH1TD, PA3AT, PU2VCP, PY5XH, PY6HD, RI50ANO, S9YY, SV2HTI,
  T2AR, TI2CC, TR8CA, V6A, VA3HP, VA3TIC, VE3EJ, VE3XOV, VE9WH, W6IA,
  XE1HG, YV5OIE, ZA1WW and ZK3RR
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5A1AL, B90IARU, CT9/DL5AXX, E51WL, EP2LMA,
  FO0IGS, H40GC, HC8LUT, J5T, J68GD, LU3ZI, S21ZDC, TI7W, TU2C, VK9CI,
  VK9CZ, VK9XI, VP9/DL7LX, VU2GSM and ZL8AFH
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5V7FMD, 5V7GD, 8P5A, 9H3G, A35JP/P (IOTA
  OC-064), AH2P, AM725RCV, AN400S, AO190DD, AO4HAG, AO5ANT, CT9/EA5KA,
  DF0WRTC, DL1NKS, DM3HZN, E6GG, EA6DB, EA6ES, EA6/EA5BB, EA8AAW, EA8BMG,
  EA8CCF, EA8EZ, EA8/EA7AIN, EB5BBM/BY7, EB8AIU, EF0F, EG8WRD, EH0P,
  EK/DK7AJ, FS/NF9V, HB0/HB9AON, HF2016HNY, IS0BBY, OH0/ES2TT, P29LL,
  P4/DL5RMH, PT70FEB, S9YY, SV5/DL3DRW, SY9AAA, TF/DL6JZ/P, TF/DO2JX,
  TM0RHUM, V26BH, V51WH, VP5/W0BM, VP6EU, VP9/M0BLF, XT2AW, YF1AR/8
  and ZS8C
RI1, ANTARCTICA. Nikolai, RW6ACM, is currently active as RI1ANA from the
Molodezhnaya Base Station (WAP RUS-08, IOTA AN-016) until sometime in
February. Activity will be limited to his spare time on all HF bands
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, direct, by the Bureau,
LoTW or ClubLog’s OQRS.
SILENT KEY. It is with great sadness to report that well-known DXer/
Contester David Collingham, K3LP, has become a Silent Key (SK) at the
age of 59. Paul Ewing, N6PSE, reports that David, on Friday night, January
5th, let his dog outside. When the dog not return, Dave went out in his
truck to search his 25 acre property for the dog. He found that his dog
had fallen through an icy pond and tried to make a heroic rescue to save
his dog. After some time had passed, Dave’s wife Rebecca went looking for
him. She found the truck at the pond and then called 911. Fire personal
recovered David’s body as well as his dog. Efforts to resuscitate him
were unsuccessful.
  DX-World mentions, “David had been on over 70 DXpeditions, visited over
100 different DXCC entities, operating from 62 of them. He was a leader
or co-leader on over 14 major DXpeditions. He was inducted as a member
of the CQDX Hall of Fame in 2014. In addition, he activated Most Wanted
DXCC Entities; 8 of the Top 10 and 16 of the Top 50. Over the last twenty
years, he had supported numerous youth education and development projects,
and youth sports.”
  OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
the family and friends of K3LP.
TI, COSTA RICA. Nate, N4YDU, will once again be active as TI7W from the
Guanacaste Province during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W4FS or LoTW.
Also, look for him to sign as TI7/N4YDU prior to the contest.
TM100, FRANCE (Special Event). Operators Rachid/F5IQG, Fab/F5RLW, Mario/
F5TGW, Laurent/F5ILS, Christophe/F4HLW and Roger/F4GZN will be active as
TM100ARM between July 12-16th and November 9-12th. First activity is to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of Moroccan Fighters who died to defend
a country, and the second activity is to commemorate the 100th anniversary
of the signing of the armistice, ending the First World War. See QRZ.com
for more details and the QSL information.
TM15AAW, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM15AAW
to be on air during February. Activity is to celebrate the 15th Antarctic
Activity Week (AAW). Operations will be made by François, F8DVD, from his
QTH of Mâcon, in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon. The new
reference number for the WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) program is 285.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, direct
(SAE + 2 USDs) or via the Bureau. For more details on TM15AAW, see QRZ.com
<http://www.qrz.com/db/TM15AAW> or contact François at: a.pole@laposte.net
For more information on the WAP, see:     http://www.waponline.it
V3, BELIZE. Paul, VE3AXT, is once again active as V31AX in the northern
part of the country, Consejo Shores, Corozal, until April 4th. His rig
is an IC-7000 with 100 watts into a G5RV dipole. QSL via M0URX and OQRS.
Bureau QSLs are via OQRS ONLY at <http://m0urx.com/oqrs>. Please do not
send YOUR QSL card via the Bureau. For more info and pictures, see his
V31AX QRZ.com Web page.
V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will once again be active as V31VP from
Blackman Eddy Village (west of Belmopan) between February 8-12th. He will
be teaming up with Scott, KK7JS, on this trip. Activity will be on various
HF bands including the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (February 11-12th) as a
Multi-Single entry. He will use 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via his
home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V3, BELIZE. Art, NN7A, will be active as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye,
Belize (NA-180), between February 8-14th. This will be a one-person
operation using a 100 watt transceiver and wire antennas. Operation
will be mostly CW on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12m bands. Online
log will be available. QSL via Clublog’s OQRS, direct via NN7A (Art
Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert, CO 81418 USA), or to NN7A via the ARRL
Bureau. Bureau cards sent to Belize cannot be answered (there is no
active V3 bureau).
V5, NAMIBIA. Rudi, DK7PE, will be active as V5/DK7PE from Namibia by the
end of January. The length of his stay is unknown. Activity will be on
various HF bands but with a focus on 160/60 meters as well as the CQWW
DX 160m Contest (January 27-29th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.
VI70, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for Lee, VK3GK, to be active as
VI70HI, a special callsign issued to commemorate the first ANARE Expedition
to Heard Island in December 1947, until February 28th, and he will also be
in the 15th Antarctic Activity Week (February 17-25th). Activity will be
on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly the
Digital modes. PLEASE NOTE: This activity is from mainland Australia
(OC-001) and NOT from Heard Island. The VI70HI has a WAP reference number
of WAP-288 and it can be used for the WAP Awards. A special commemorative
QSL card will be available after completion of the activation via M0OXO,
direct, by his OQRS <https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php> or LoTW.
For more details, see QRZ.com.
VQ920, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Jim, ND9M/VQ9JC, is once again active with a
special callsign, VQ920JC. Watch for his activity on 17 meters using
mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as
XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between January 8-22nd. Activity
is usually holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. He  states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31,
JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Harald states, “As soon as the conditions
go up to USA, I will work the US. Also, I will test 60m a little.” Radio
is a FT-450D. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS <http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/>.
ADDED NOTE: Harald, DF2WO, also mentioned he will be active as D44TWO
from Praia Baixa, Cape Verde, sometime in May.
YJ, VANUATU. Chris, VK2NYA/VK2YUS, will once again be active as YJ0CA
from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035), possibly between January 9-17th.
Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters SSB only. QSL via his home call-
sign direct.
YS, EL SALVADOR. Markus, HB9KNA, is now active as YS1/HB9KNA from La
Libertad (WW Loc. EK53hl) until May 2018. He moved there in early December
and is waiting for his permanent residence papers so that he can apply
for his YS callsign. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB. Currently,
there is NOT a QSL route (no Bureau, no e-QSL or LoTW).
Z2, ZIMBABWE. Operators LA7THA, Arne/LA7WCA and Thor/LA9VPA will be active
as Z2LA sometime in early March for 10 days (specific dates not announced
yet). Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands (including 160m)
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Look for more details and a Web
page to be forthcoming soon.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Andy, M0HLT, is now active as ZD8AC from Georgetown
for the next two years. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He
hopes to be on the air Saturday afternoons on 20 or 15 meters on/near
the RSGB IOTA frequencies. He will be using his TS-50 and a Spider beam
(40-10m). QSL via eQSL.
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425 DX News No. 1392

6 January 2018                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1392
 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
 
                         >>> 3Y0Z: BOUVET ISLAND <<< 
 
“We are happy to report that we are on schedule  for a  January 13 departure
to Bouvet Island, the World’s most isolated island and the  number  two most
wanted DX entity”, the 3Y0Z Team announced on 29 December. “All team members
will meet in Punta Arenas, Chile no later than January 10.  We will attend a
one and one-half day marine safety course, purchase last minute supplies and
then fly  across  the  Drake Passage  to  King George Island  in  the  South
Shetlands.  There, we will  board the newly  refurbished Chilean  vessel M/V
Betanzos, and begin our 9 to 11-day voyage to Bouvet”.
Their plans remain unchanged: “we will have two stations on every open  band
whenever humanly  possible, gain  and directional  antennas  where possible,
high power stations  and a  propagation-driven operation.  The primary modes
will be CW, SSB and RTTY. FT8 will be utilized if it is the  only productive
mode. Anyone preparing to utilize FT8 must read the 3Y0Z FT8 protocol on the
Band Plan page of the DXpedition website (www.bouvetdx.org)”.
QSL via  Club  Log’s  OQRS  (https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3Y0Z)  for
either direct or bureau requests; traditional cards go via N2OO, direct (Bob
Schenck, P.O. Box 345,  Tuckerton  NJ 08087-0345, USA)  or bureau.  You  may
include a donation with your OQRS QSL request on  Club Log (via PayPal),  or
you may include additional funds with your  direct  mailed QSL card.  As for
LoTW, “we will be uploading to LOTW for everyone who requests a  direct  QSL
card. These will be done in batches during our QSL card processing,  as time
allows. A full LOTW upload will be made about 6 months after the end  of the
DXpedition”.
 
3B7    – 5-17 April are the dates  for  the  3B7A DXpedition  to  the  Saint
         Brandon Islands (AF-015) [425DXN 1387]. Eight experienced operators
         will be QRV on 160-10 metres  CW, SSB and RTTY with  five stations.
         QSL via Club Log’s OQRS, LoTW or via F5CWU (direct or bureau).  See
         http://www.saintbrandondx.com for more information.
5W     – Atsu, 5W1SA has been active from Samoa (OC-097) since 1998 (100,000
         QSOs so far), and has received special callsign  5W20SAMOA for  him
         to use throughout 2018 to celebrate his  20th anniversary.  QSL via
         LoTW and  eQSL;  paper QSLs  “maybe available later”  through  Club
         Log’s OQRS if he finds a sponsor.
6Y     – JA3AVO, JA3HJI, JA3UJR, JH3LSS and JI3DNN will be  active  as  6Y6J
         from Jamaica (NA-097) on  11-22 January.  They will operate CW, SSB
         and digital modes on 160-6 metres from the QTH of Josh, 6Y5WJ.  QSL
         via Club Log’s OQRS, LoTW or via JA3AVO.
C9     – Russian Robinson Club’s members Vasily R7AL, Vasily RA1ZZ,  Al RZ3K
         and Vlad RK8A will  be  active  as  C96RRC  from  Mozambique Island
         (AF-088) from 29 April to 3 May, and as C98RRC  from  Inhaca Island
         (AF-066) on 5-9 May. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on
         40-10 metres with three stations.  QSL via Club Log’s OQRS,  or via
         R7AL.   See  https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/mozambique   for   more
         information. [TNX RA1ZZ]
DU     – Brian, DU1MS and a large group of operators will be active as DU0DM
         from Corregidor Island (OC-244) on 13-14 January. They will operate
         SSB, CW  and digital  modes  on  40, 20, 15 and 10m.  QSL via DU1MS
         (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
HL     – To promote and support  the  PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games,  all
         authorized  amateur  radio  stations in the  Republic of Korea  are
         allowed to change the call area number  in  their callsign to  “23”
         until  28 February.  For example,  HL0HQ can be operated as HL23HQ,
         HL1VAU as HL23VAU,  DS4NYE as DS23NYE/4,  D70LW as D723LW.  Special
         callsigns HL0WOP and DT23WOP will not change. [TNX HL1VAU]
HP     – Will, AA4NC will be active holiday style as HP1/AA4NC  from  Panama
         on 10-24 January. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on  the
         HF bands and 6m.  QSL via  LoTW or direct  to  home call.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
HS     – John, ZB2JK has been active  again  as  HS0ZIQ  from  Phuket Island
         (AS-053) since 18 December. He will remain there until  10 January.
         QSL via home call, direct only.
LZ     – Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special
         callsigns  throughout 2018  to honour  as many different  Bulgarian
         saints:  LZ1883PSS (January),  LZ250MT (February),  LZ40MS (March),
         LZ362ME (April), LZ110SAE (May),  LZ430PPW (June),  LZ380PM (July),
         LZ1146SPS  (August),  LZ920MLC  (September),  LZ1545POA  (October),
         LZ33MM (November) and LZ532PSO (December). QSL via bureau or direct
         to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria.  Details on the “All Saints
         2018″ award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.
PJ2    – Joeke, PA0VDV will be  active  again  as  PJ2/PA0VDV  from  Curacao
         (SA-099) between 16 January and  8 February.  He will operate  only
         CW, with a focus on 80 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct.
         [TNX PA0VDV]
V3     – Jim , W2JHP has been  active  again  as  V31TA  from  the  Turneffe
         Islands (NA-123), Belize  since  4 January, and  will remain  there
         until the 10th. QSL via EA5GL (direct only).
VQ9    – Jim, ND9M (VQ9JC) is now active from  Diego Garcia (AF-006), Chagos
         Islands [425DXN 1386]  with his new special callsign: VQ920JC.  His
         operating hours  are  still  limited  to  13-16 UTC,  as he has  to
         commute between his ship and his operating location  on the island,
         then set up and break down each time. Usually he operates mainly CW
         on 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call.
YJ     – Chris, VK2YUS will be active  again as YJ0CA  from  Efate (OC-035),
         Vanuatu on 14-21 January. He will operate SSB on 40 and  20 metres.
         QSL direct to home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZF     – Pete, K8PGJ will be active again as  ZF2PG from the  Cayman Islands
         (NA-016) on  13-21 January.  He will operate  SSB on the  HF bands,
         with holiday style activity  except during  the  North American QSO
         Party (from  18 UTC on  20 January to 6 UTC  on the 21st).  QSL via
         LoTW or direct to home call.
 
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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW … ****
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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
 
Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play – free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!
 
ARRL INTERNATIONAL GRID CHASE —> The Leader Board is now up and running at
https://igc.arrl.org/index.php. The event started at 00.00 UTC on  1 January
and will run through 23.59 UTC on  31 December.  It is open to all amateurs,
regardless of location or license class.  Any operating mode is eligible  as
well as every  band, except 60 metres.  The objective is to work stations in
as many different Maidenhead  grid squares as possible, and then upload your
log data to LoTW. See http://www.arrl.org/aigc2018 for complete details.
 
CLUB LOG’S MOST WANTED LIST —> The latest  Most Wanted List, generated  on
31 December is available  at  https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived  from   QSOs  uploaded  to  Club Log (currently 467.7
million log entries available for analysis) and, to  improve  quality,  only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are  considered to be worked.  The most wanted
charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.
 
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 2018 edition started
at 00.00 UTC on 1 January  and  will end  at 23.59 UTC  on 31 December.  The
deadline for log submission for the 2017 DX Marathon is 10 January at 2359Z.
Complete details can be found at http://www.dxmarathon.com/.
 
CX3AL ON LOTW —> Leo, CX3AL has uploaded  to  LoTW  his  handwritten  logs
covering the period from 28 April 2006  to present (some 19,000 QSOs).  This
year he will upload the logs from 2001 onwards.  His  paper logs  collection
goes  back  to  1970.  If  anyone  cannot  match a QSO,  or   wants  a  LoTW
confirmation for an old contact, can write  to Leo (leocorreag[@]gmail.com).
[TNX CX3AL]
 
DAYTON TOPBAND AND CONTEST DINNERS —> The  29th  Top Band Dinner  will  be
held on 18 May, followed by the 26th  Contest Dinner  on the 19th.  Both the
events will take place at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton,  Ohio.
tickets and other information.
 
DX SOUND CLIPS —> Tom’s (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2017  can  be  found  at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2017/.  The collection  of  118  clips (MP3  format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and  semi-rare  DX.  This  makes  20
full years of sound clips available.
 
INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD —> The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations  for
the individual or group that  most  displayed  their  “Intrepid  Spirit”  in
2017, “by expressing  an unshakable  commitment  to  the  Amateur  Radio  DX
Community”.  The 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). Intrepid Spirits for purposes of  this  award  are  defined  as
being  “bold,  courageous,  dedicated,  innovative,   fearless,    generous,
resolute and visionary in their approach to 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  award will be presented  at the International DX
Convention in Visalia on 21 April. [TNX N6PSE]
 
IOTA  DXPEDITIONER  OF  THE  YEAR  AWARD —>  The  inaugural  Island  Radio
Expedition Foundation’s (IREF) “IOTA DXpeditioner of the Year” Award will be
presented at  the  2019 Dayton DX Dinner.  The Southwest Ohio DX Association
(SWODXA) has agreed to present the award at their annual DX Dinner,  which –
in the words of IREF President Mike Crownover AD5A – “will add prestige  and
visibility to the award and will  provide  the  appropriate  recognition for
IOTA Expeditioners”.  The new award from  IREF will join  the list of awards
presented  annually at  SWODXA DX Dinner  including  DXpedition of the Year,
DXpeditioner of the Year (DXCC) and the  presentation  of the  CQ DX Hall of
Fame inductees. Details on the “IOTA DXpeditioner of the Year” award  can be
 
QSL GALLERY —> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX’s
website has been updated.  Sixteen different galleries include  15,340 cards
for the  ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-16), the  62  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres  Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945  countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted  by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
 
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                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
 
===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3DA0AQ      EA5GL       A60MBZ      A61BK       JD1BMH      JD1BMH [b]
3V8CQ       EI9FBB      A70X        M0OXO       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ [d]
3V8SS       LX1NO       C56RU       ON7RU       OD5/EA1CYK  EA7LS
3Z0R        SP9SX       C56VC       SP7VC       OD5ZF       IZ8CLM
3Z0YL       SP9SX       CX7CO       EA5GL       OD5ZZ       NI5DX
3Z18HNY     SP6IEQ      D4Z         HB9DUR [d]  OF3077F     OH3JF
4K9W        DL6KVA      D4Z         IK2NCJ [b]  OT65MLB     ON4MLB
4L1MA       ON4RU       DK200MARX   DK5PZ       OU0POLIO    OZ1ACB
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       DL0FFF      DL2RPS      P49MR       VE3MR
4L5P        UT7QF       DL1250BRET  DF9IK       P49X        W0YK
4L6QL       RW6HS       DM900ZWI    DM5JBN      PF2018LWD   PA0MBD
4L7AA       IW7EGQ      DP0GVN      DL5EBE      PJ2C        EA5AHA
4L8A        K1BV        DQ800HRO    DL5KVV      PJ2ND       K8ND
4T18PAX     OA4O        DR18WRD     M0SDV       RI1ANA      RN1ON
4U1A        UA3DX       DU1/JA3FJE  JN3VQM      RI50ANO     RN1ON
4U1GSC      9A2AA       EI50AOM     EI2KA       SN20UM      SQ9UM
4U24OCT     9A2AA       ER4DX       ER1FF       SU1SK       SM5AQD
5P9Z/p      DL7UZO      ES17EU      ES2TI       TI2VLM      EA5ZD
5Q0PI       OZ6PI       FG8OJ       F4AVX       TY2AC       DL9USA
5Z4FV       N3ZS        HC5DX       W3HNK       TZ4AM       W0SA
6O6O        M0OXO       HG60KCI     HA8KCI      UN7ECA      DL7EDH
7S75AA      SK5AA  [b]  HH2AA       NR6M        UN7TE       RW6HS
7S75AA      SM5FUG [d]  HH70A       W3HNK       V31PS       M0SDV
8J1RL       8J1RL  [b]  HK3TK       F5CWU       V31TA       EA5GL
8J1RL       JG2MLI [d]  HL23CEL     HL4CEL      V5/ZS1AO    DJ2HD
8P2K        KU9C        HL23IWD     HL1IWD      VI70HI      M0OXO
8Q7HB       HB9VQQ      HL23VAU     HL1VAU      VP2ETE      W3HNK
9A161NT     9A7R        HL23VXK     HL2VXK      VQ920JC     ND9M
9G1SD       AB0GC       HP1LAC      HP1MAC      W2HRU       N2MUN
9H3AY       G3SDG       HS0ZIA      EA5GL       YR100R      YO3KAA
9M4RM       9W2XIO      HS0ZIQ      ZB2JK       ZX8NO       PT2GTI
A52PD       NR6M        II4MXW      IQ4FE       ZX8TI       PT2GTI
 
3W9T     Trung Q. Nguyen, 12271 Oakwood Street, Garden Grove
         CA 92840, USA
5V1JE    John Everman, Unit 2300 Box 840, DPO AE 09817, USA
6Y6Y     Lester B. Veenstra, 452 Stable Lane, Keyser WV 26726, USA
8P0P     Peter Cross, P.O. Box 7200, Rochester MN 55903, USA
C5WP     Pedro M.J. Wyns, Moutstraat 7, 2220 Hallaar, Belgium
EA5GL    Pedro Miguel Ronda Monsell, C/ Maximiliano Thous 16-24,
         46009 Valencia, Spain
JG7PSJ   Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
         Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley,
         S71 4NG, United Kingdom
ND9M     James T. Clary, PO Box 18095, Panama City Beach FL 32417,
         USA
ON7RU    Franky Beuselinck, Ekenakker 12, 9880 Aalter, Belgium
P29DA    Darren Johnston, P.O. Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO
         QLD 4118, Australia
PT2GTI   Roberto Franca Stuckert, SHIN QI 7 Conjunto 12 Casa 14,
         Brasilia – DF, 71515-120, Brazil
PU0FDN   Jose Carlos Marenga, Caixa Postal 52, Fernando de
         Noronha – PE, 53990-000, Brazil
S01WS    Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo
         (Alava), Spain
 
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425 DX News No. 1392 Calendar

6 January 2018                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1392
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                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******   CALENDAR  *******
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore  Responsabile I2VGW
 
PERIOD           CALL                                                   REF
till  06/01      A70X: Al-Safliyah Island (AS-088)                     1389
till  07/01      AT6MIT: special callsign                              1388
till  07/01      S510PMC: special event station                        1388
till  08/01      UE18A, UE18C, UE18E, UE18F: special callsign          1391
till  08/01      UE18G, UE18M, UE18U, UE18Z: special callsign          1391
till  08/01      UE18NY: special event station                         1391
till  09/01      JS6RRR/6 and JI3DST/6: Kita-Daito Island (AS-047)     1390
till  10/01      FM/DD0VR: Martinique (NA-107)                         1388
till  10/01      HS0ZIQ: Phuket Island (AS-053)                        1392
till  10/01      V31TA: Turneffe Islands (NA-123)                      1392
till  12/01      6W1/WA3DX, 6W7/WA3DX, 6W6/WA3DX: Senegal              1389
till  12/01      A7/F6BFH: Qatar                                       1391
till  12/01      C5/SP3PS: The Gambia                                  1390
till  12/01      PJ7/UT6UD: Sint Maarten (NA-105)                      1389
till  14/01      A52PD: Bhutan                                         1391
till  14/01      TC630MECCA: special callsign                          1382
till  15/01      6W7/F6HMJ: Senegal                                    1387
till  15/01      YP2018HNY: special callsign                           1389
till  16/01      6O6O: Somalia                                         1390
till  20/01      8J1RL and 8J60JARE: Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica 1335
till  20/01      ZL/HA5OJ: North Island (OC-036)                       1386
till  24/01      GB0HNY, GB1HNY, GB2HNY: special callsigns (England)   1391
till  24/01      GB5HNY, GB8HNY, GB9HNY: special callsigns (England)   1391
till  24/01      VU2BMS: India                                         1381
till  27/01      II4GV: special callsign                               1380
till  28/01      GB2KW: special event station (Scotland)               1391
till  30/01      9M2MRS: Penang Island (AS-015), West Malaysia         1349
till  30/01      C5YK: The Gambia                                      1386
till  31/01      LZ1883PSS: special callsign                           1392
till  04/02      VP5/N9EAJ: Turks Islands (NA-003)                     1387
till  07/02      9Z4/DL9OBQ: Trinidad (SA-011)                         1390
till  25/02      HL0WOP: special callsign                              1386
till  28/02      DT23WOP: special event station                        1388
till  28/02      VI70HI: special callsign (Australia)                  1390
till  February   DP0GVN: Neumayer III base (Antarctica)                1332
till  February   RI1ANC: Vostok Station (Antarctica)                   1333
till  25/03      4S7KKG: Sri Lanka (AS-003)                            1381
till  31/03      RI50ANO:  Bellinghausen, South Shetlands (AN-010)     1387
till  30/04      ZS8Z: Marion Island (AF-021)                          1337
till  April      VP8DPJ: Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica          1331
till  31/05      5V1JE: Togo                                           1385
till  01/06      JW4JSA: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                1388
till  30/06      DM90AIW: special event station                        1391
till  30/06      HH70A: special callsign                               1391
till  30/06      VR20: special prefix (Hong Kong)                      1364
till  24/08      II6CNT: special calsign                               1373
till  August     UA4RX/1 (RI1FJ): Heiss Isl (EU-019), Franz Josef Land 1374
till  31/12      5W20SAMOA: special callsign (Samoa, OC-097)           1392
till  31/12      9A36W and 9A61AA: special callsigns                   1391
till  31/12      DA200FWR: special callsign                            1391
till  31/12      DJ70WAE: special callsign                             1391
till  31/12      DK200MARX: special callsign                           1391
till  31/12      EI100MCV: special callsign                            1391
06/01-07/01      GB8KW: special event station (England)                1391
06/01-09/01      H91IT: Taboga Island (NA-072)                         1387
06/01-16/01      AU2WBR: Sagar Island (AS-153)                         1391
08/01-22/01      XT2AW: Burkina Faso                                   1391
09/01-22/01      XW4FB: Laos                                           1391
10/01-14/01      J70VR: Dominica (NA-101)                              1388
10/01-24/01      HP1/AA4NC: Panama                                     1392
11/01-22/01      6Y6J: Jamaica (NA-097)                                1392
13/01-14/01      DU0DM: Corregidor Island (OC-244)                     1392
13/01-21/01      ZF2PG: Cayman Islands (NA-016)                        1392
14/01-20/01      FG/DD0VR: Guadeloupe (NA-102)                         1388
14/01-21/01      YJ0CA: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu                        1392
14/01-23/01      E31A: Eritrea                                         1391
16/01-08/02      PJ2/PA0VDV: Curacao (SA-099)                          1392
21/01-29/01      ZL/HA5OJ: South Island (OC-134)                       1386
23/01-30/01      HS0ZEG: Thailand                                      1391
24/01-31/01      ZC4A: UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus               1389
27/01-31/01      T88PB: Koror (OC-009), Palau                          1389
28/01-10/02      D68I: Comoro Islands (AF-007)                         1391
January          3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
January          3W9FB: Vietnam                                        1391
January          EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
January          GB1GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
January          H44DA: Solomon Islands (OC-047)                       1389
January          II4MXW: special callsign                              1391
January          JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
January          PF2018LWD: special callsign                           1387
January          RI1ANA: Molodezhnaya Station, Antarctica (AN-016)     1391
January          VQ920JC: Diego Garcia (AF-006), Chagos Islands        1392
January-February 3Y0Z: Bouvet Island                                   1392
01/02-07/02      P29VXG: New Britain Island (OC-008), PNG              1389
01/02-28/02      LZ250MT: special callsign                             1392
09/02-16/02      C5DX: The Gambia                                      1391
13/02-20/02      CN2DF and CN2FR: Morocco                              1391
15/02-10/05      HR5/F2JD: Honduras                                    1391
23/02-16/03      3D2EU: Rotuma Island (OC-060)                         1387
February         3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
February         3W9FB: Vietnam                                        1391
February         EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
February         GB1FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
February         H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
February         HK1/LU9EFO and HK3TU/1: Rosario Islands (SA-040)      1385
February         HK4/LU9EFO and HK3TU/4: Titumate Islands (SA-093)     1385
February         II4HRZ: special callsign                              1391
February         JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
February         PF2018SNK: special callsign                           1387
February         RI1ANA: Molodezhnaya Station, Antarctica (AN-016)     1391
01/03-15/03      4B4B: Socorro Island (NA-030), Revillagigedo          1389
01/03-31/03      LZ40MS: special callsign                              1392
02/03-15/03      XR0YD: Easter Island (SA-001)                         1387
10/03-20/03      9M0W: Spratly Islands (AS-051)                        1379
21/03-03/04      7Q7EI: Malawi                                         1382
March            3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016)                                  1391
March            D2TI: Tigres Island (AF-108)                          1374
March            EI50AOM: special event station                        1391
March            GB2GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
March            H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
March            II4CAO: special callsign                              1391
March            JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
March            PF2018YLS: special callsign                           1387
01/04-30/04      LZ362ME: special callsign                             1392
05/04-17/04      3B7A: Saint Brandon Islands (AF-015)                  1392
29/04-03/05      C96RRC: Mozambique Island (AF-088)                    1392
April            GB2FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
April            H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
April            II4MAR: special callsign                              1391
April            JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
April            PF2018SLO: special callsign                           1387
01/05-31/05      LZ110SAE: special callsign                            1392
05/05-09/05      C98RRC: Inhaca Island (AF-066)                        1392
May              GB4GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
May              H40: Taumako Island (OC-179) * by VE3LYC              1389
May              H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
May              II4TES: special callsign                              1391
May              JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
May              PF2018BOL: special callsign                           1387
01/06-30/06      LZ430PPW: special callsign                            1392
June             GB4FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
June             II4AMP: special callsign                              1391
June             KH1/KH7Z: Baker Island (OC-089)                       1389
June             PF2018HIN: special callsign                           1387
01/07-31/07      LZ380PM: special callsign                             1392
July             GB5GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
July             II4COU: special callsign                              1391
July             PF2018FRA: special callsign                           1387
01/08-09/08      CY9C: St. Paul Island (NA-094)                        1377
01/08-31/08      LZ1146SPS: special callsign                           1392
August           GB5FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
August           II4VOL: special callsign                              1391
August           PF2018HAR: special callsign                           1387
01/09-30/09      LZ920MLC: special callsign                            1392
September        GB6GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
September        II4LNZ: special callsign                              1391
September        PF2018DOK: special callsign                           1387
01/10-31/10      LZ1545POA: special callsign                           1392
20/10-03/11      VP6D: Ducie Island (OC-182)                           1387
October          GB6FWW: special callsign (England)                    1389
October          II4OER: special callsign                              1391
October          PF2018WOR: special callsign                           1387
01/11-30/11      LZ33MM: special callsign                              1392
10/11-11/11      GB0AD: special callsign (England)                     1389
November         GB8GW: special callsign (England)                     1389
November         II4HNR: special callsign                              1391
November         PF2018STA: special callsign                           1387
01/12-31/12      LZ532PSO: special callsign                            1392
December         II4FRD: special callsign                              1391
December         PF2018xxx: special callsigns                          1387
TBA              DU1UD/8: OC-105 and OC-174                            1387
 
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ARRL DX Bulletin No. 0001

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD001
ARLD001 DX news
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QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 1  ARLD001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 4, 2018
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD001
ARLD001 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, K1ZZ, WB2TJO, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.
FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 13.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and some digital modes.  QSL to home call.
VIET NAM, 3W.  Trung, W6TN is QRV as 3W9T until January 11.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW.  QSL via LoTW.
SAMOA, 5W.  Atsu, 5W1SA is QRV with special call 5W20SAMOA during
all of 2018.  QSL via LoTW.
SOMALIA, 6O.  Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.
BHUTAN, A5.  Pat, N2IEN is QRV as A52PD until January 14.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW and various digital modes.
QSL via NR6M.
MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Daniel, CT2GXZ is QRV as C81DL from Maputo.  His
activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via
operator’s instructions.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DQ800HRO is
QRV until July 31, and then from September 1 to December 31, during
the celebration of the founding 800 years ago of the Hanseatic city
Rostock.  QSL via DL5KVV.
GUADELOUPE, FG.  Burt, FG8OJ is now QRV on 160, 80 and 40 meters.
QSL via F4AVX.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  During the Winter Olympic Games, until
February 28 all South Korean licensed stations and operators may
change the number in their callsigns to 23.
PANAMA, HP.  Will, AA4NC will be QRV as HP1/AA4NC from January 10 to
24.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and possibly other digital modes.  QSL direct to home
call.  In addition, look for operators HP1MAC, HP1RIS, HP1YLS and
HP1DRK to be QRV as H91IT from Taboga Island, IOTA NA-072, from
January 6 to 9.  QSL via HP1RCP.
THAILAND, HS.  John, ZB2JK is QRV as HS0ZIQ from Phuket Island, IOTA
AS-053, until January 10.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL to home
call.
JAPAN, JA.  Take, JA8DKJ is QRV as 8J8SSF from Hokkaido, IOTA
AS-078, until February 12 during the Sapporo Snow Festival.  QSL via
bureau.
PERU, OA.  Members of the Radio Club Peruano are QRV with special
event callsign 4T18PAX during all of January to commemorate the
Apostolic visit of Pope Francis.  Activity is on all HF bands using
CW, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL via OA4O.
ANTIGUA, V2.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V25RA from January 8 to
10.  Activity will be holiday style with QRP power on 20 meters
using SSB.  QSL to home call.
BELIZE, V3.  Jim, W2JHP is QRV as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll, IOTA
NA-123, until January 10.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using mostly SSB, and possibly some digital modes.  QSL direct
to EA5GL.
CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Jim, ND9M is QRV with special call VQ920JC.
He is generally active on 17 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.
LAOS, XW.  John, KK4FB is QRV as XW4FB from January 9 to 23.  QSL
via LoTW.
COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION.  As reported in 2017 DX News Bulletin
ARLD052, the correct country for the RI50ANO operation from
Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, IOTA AN-010 is South
Shetlands, not Antarctica.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL RTTY Roundup, Kid’s Day SSB
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, World Wide PMC Contest and EUCW 160-Meter CW
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 10.
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.
Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.
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