25 January 2020 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
5H - Announced frequencies for the 4-18 February DXpedition to Zanzibar
Island (AF-032) [425DXN 1477] are:
CW 1826 3527 7025 10115 14030 18068 21030 24890 28030
SSB 3775 7090 14240 18130 21310 24950 28470
FT8 1845 3567 7056 10131 14084 18095 21091 24911 28091
When working FT8 for Japan , the team will use normal mode and
receive on 1908 kHz. Nine operators will be signing 5I5TT on CW,
SSB and RTTY, and 5I4ZZ on FT8 with four stations . QSL via
I2YSB; real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct cards can be found
On http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/. The operation has been already ap-
proved for DXCC credit, and the LoTW certificates have been re-
5H - Announced frequencies for the 6-18 February 5H4WZ DXpedition to
Pemba Island (AF-063) [425DXN 1493] are:
CW 1825.5 3505 7005 10105 14005 18075 21005 24895 28005
SSB 1855 3790 7130 14255 18130 21230 24950 28495
RTTY 3595 7055 10145 14090 18110 21095 24925 28088
FT8 1844 3578 7078 10140 14080 18105 21090 24920 28080
Seven operators will be active with two or three stations, and will
participate in the CQ WPX RTTY and the ARRL DX CW contests. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS, or via OM3PA.
9K - Special callsign 9K59NLD will be active on 1-29 February in
celebration of Kuwait's 59th National Day (25 February) and
Liberation Day (26 February). QSL via 9K2RA.
C5 - Bogdan, SP2FUD and Zenon, SP2GCJ have been active again as C5FUD
and C5GCJ from The Gambia since 18 January, and expect to remain
there until the 31st. They operate mainly FT8 with some CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via SP2GCJ.
CE - The Radio Club Melipulli (CE7RCM) will be active as XR7FPC from the
lighthouse at Punta Corona on Chiloe Island (SA-018) on 15-16
February. Look for activity on the HF bands SSB and digital modes.
QSL direct to CE7RCM.
DU - JA1PBV was active as DU1S/1 from Busuanga Island (OC-090) on 16-19
January. He expects to go and be QRV as DU1S from the Cuyo Islands
(OC-120) starting on 24 January. He will operate CW and FT8 on 40-6
metres. He will be back home in Japan on 4 February. QSL via JA1PBV
(direct or bureau); he will upload his log to LoTW and Club Log.
[TNX Daily DX]
F - Christophe F4ELI, Andre F4ELK, Stephane F5UOW, Derek F5VCR, Didier
F6DXE and Jean-Pierre ON7ZM will be active as TM5IB from ile de
Batz (EU-105) on 16-23 May. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on
the HF bands. QSL via ON7ZM. [TNX F6AJA]
F - The radio club at the Percee du Bocage Museum (F4KKE) will operate
CW, SSB and FT8 as TM80CDG on 6-20 June to commemorate the 80th
anniversary of the "Appeal of 18 June" made by Charles de Gaulle
from the BBC in London. QSL via F4KKE (bureau) and LoTW. Often
regarded as the origin of the French Resistance against the
occupation during World War II, the appeal is one of the most
remarkable pieces in the history of radio broadcasting, and as such
it has been inscribed to the UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
FJ - N2IEN, W2RE, WW1X and WW2DX will be active holiday style from St.
Barthelemy (NA-146) on 15-22 February. They will be QRV on the HF
bands, 2m EME and possibly via satellite. [TNX DX World]
H4 - Bernhard, DL2GAC will be active again as H44MS from Malaita (OC-
047), Solomon Islands between 5 February and 10 April. He operates
SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He is
entering his paper logs into a computer for uploading to Club Log
(so far 47,233 QSOs logged between 2 March 1992 and 22 September
2019 have been uploaded) and eventually LoTW.
KP4 - Rafael KP4RV, Felix KP4RD and other eight operators will be active
as KP3RE from Culebra Island (NA-249) on 21-23 February. QSL via
EA5GL. [TNX NG3K]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ is active again in his spare time as OX3LX from Aasiaat
Island (NA-134) until 31 January. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or
PJ4 - Scott, NE9U will be active as PJ4/NE9U from Bonaire (SA-006) on
8-22 February. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct preferred).
Scott, K1TO, K2NG and KK9K will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest as PJ4A (QSL via K4BAI and LoTW). [TMX NG3K]
PJ5 - Chuck, KG9N will be active as PJ5/KG9N from Sint Eustatius (NA-145)
on 4-21 February, including the ARRL DX CW Contest and the CQ WPX
RTTY Contest. QSL via LoTW, or via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
TI - Look for TI7/G3WPH, TI7/G4IRN and TI7/KY7M to be active from Costa
Rica on 10-17 February. QSLs via LoTW only. They will participate
in the ARRL DX CW Contest as TI7W (QSL via W4FS). [TNX DX World]
TU - Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ and David OK6DJ will be active as TU5PCT
from the Cote d'Ivoire between 21 February and 1 March, with "full
operation" expected on 24-29 February. They will operate SSB, CW,
RTTY and FT8 on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or
via OK6DJ. See https://www.cdxp.cz/ for more information.
UA9 - The Artic Legends Expedition 2020 is set to start on 5 March from
Tazovsky. All of the team members [425DXN 1496] will gather at the
Sopochnaya Karga weather station on 12-13 March. From there they
will reach Rastorguyev Island (AS-068) and be active as RI0B. The
trip will depend on weather, as the team will be using snowmobiles.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (search for RI0B/AS-068).
UR - Special event station EM30UCC is active from 22 January to 31 May
to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Contest Club.
QSL via the bureau, direct, or via LoTW.
V3 - Victor, WB0TEV will be active again as V31VP from central Belize
on 5-11 February, including participation in the CQ WPX RTTY
Contest (8-9 February). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via WB0TEV
(direct or bureau).
V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX from Pohnpei (OC-010),
Micronesia on 14-21 February. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres, with
a focuns on 160m for Europe, and will participate in the ARRL DX CW
Contest as V6A. QSL for both callsigns via LoTW , or direct to
JA7HMZ. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
VE - Alex, VE1RUS and Pierre, VE3TKB will be active again from VY0ERC,
the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located on Ellesmere Island
(NA-008, CQ Zone 2) between 1 February and 28 March. They will
operate SSB, CW, FT8 and RTTY mostly on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX M0OXO]
VK - Grant, VK5GR and a few others will be active as VK5KI from Kangaroo
Island (OC-139) on 22-28 July, including participation in the IOTA
Contest. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS; the logs will be uploaded to LoTW
and Club Log for IOTA matching once the direct cards have been
"January 2020 has seen some of the worst bush fires tear across
Kangaroo Island in living memory", Grant says. "Over half the
island (200,000 hectares or 2,000 square kilometres) has been
burned, more than fifty homes were destroyed, two people lost their
lives and many tens of thousands of animals were killed". Grant
urges island chasers to consider supporting the recovery efforts by
making a donation to the South Australia State Emergency Relief
Fund, the Nature Foundation SA's Wildlife Recovery Fund, or the
Kangaroo Island Mayor's Bushfire Relief Fund. "All of the costs of
the expedition itself are being met by the team", he adds. "We are
not looking for direct contributions for this project, but would
rather people contribute to the affected communities directly". See
https://www.qrz.com/db/VK5KI for complete information.
W - The Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club (W5NAC) will be active as K5C on
1-2 February remembering the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia (1
February 2003), the astronauts who lost their lives that day and
the hundreds of amateur radio operators who went to Nacogdoches to
assist in the search for and recovery of the debris. Operation will
be primarily on 20 meters (14260 and 14174 kHz) and 40 metres (7220
and 7174 kHz). QSL via LoTW, or direct to W5NAC.
ZS - Special callsign ZS95SARL will be in use throughout 2020 to
celebrate the 95th anniversary of the South African Radio League
(SARL), which was founded in May 1925 as the South African Radio
Relay League. QSL via the bureau.
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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2020 IOTA HONOUR ROLL & ANNUAL LISTING ---> The last date for mailing score
updates to checkpoints for inclusion in the 2020 Honour Roll and Annual
Listing is 31 January (it is advisable not to wait until the very last mo-
ment, though). If postmarked after that date, they will be processed in the
normal way, but the scores will be held over to the following year's list-
ing. Participants who have not updated since the 2015 annual listings and
wish to remain listed should make a submission before 31 January. Further-
more, those who have not logged into their record for more than two years,
will need to revalidate their registration through info[@]iota-world.org. Do
not leave it to the last moment as you may run out of time.
VP8PJ ---> In their Press Release #10 (20 January, https://sorkney.com/) the
South Orkney Islands DXpedition team reported that the final approval has
been received ("landing and camping at South Orkney requires permission from
several government agencies, and this multi step process takes months to
complete"), the sea container arrived in Punta Arenas (Chile) on 13 January,
and new companies have joined the corporate sponsors team.
The operating team "will follow a rotating 4 hours on and 8 hours off
schedule", and "each team member is assigned tasks while on the island.
Major activities are prioritized and staffed accordingly. The Braveheart
crew will help with the heavy lifting and other setup activities. After
landing, designated teams will first erect the WeatherPort shelters, install
the power grid, and furnish the sleeping and operating shelters. Meanwhile
the antenna teams will install the HF antennas, followed by the low band
antennas. Weather permitting, setup is expected to take approximately two
As for fundraising, 52 clubs/foundations, over 500 individuals and 60
Premier Sponsors have supported the project so far. "We appreciate the
support from the worldwide DX and amateur radio community", the team says,
and "we continue to make progress towards our goal of the radio team paying
50% of the project cost with sponsorships paying the remainder". One more
press release is expected before the team leaves home in early February.
QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8M, 3DA0VV, 4S7AB, 4U1UN, 9J2BO,
BX2AK, BX4AL, CT8/DL1AOB, CX6VM, D68CCC, EA8PT, ET3YOTA, FM5BH, HC5UDT,
HP3SS, J28PJ, J35X, JK3ZXK/2 (AS-206), KL7RRC/p (NA-210), KP4TF, NL7S,
OE3XMA, OH0W, OX1AA, OY1CT, OZ8ABE, PJ2/KF4DX, PJ4DX, PJ4K, PJ5/SP6EQZ,
PJ5/SP6IXF, RA1ALA/8 (AS-083), S0S, S79CI, TA0/DL7UCX (AS-201), TC0Z, TM1I
(EU-074), TM5BZH, TM7P (EU-107), TO80SP (NA-032), TO9W, V51DM, V55A, VK9CZ,
XV1X, YB0MWM, YE9CDL, YJ0FWA (OC-035), YJ0RRC (OC-104 and OC-111), YN2CC,
YP0F (EU-191), ZD7BG, ZD7W, ZK3A, ZM4T,ZS1AFS, ZS6TVB.
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