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A.R.I. DX Bulletin #1427
September 8 2018

Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
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till 17/09 J68HZ: St Lucia (NA-108) 1427
till 18/09 FY/DL5FAB: French Guiana 1426
till 20/09 GB250CC: special callsign (England) 1423
till 24/09 3B8/PA3HGT: Mauritius (AF-049) 1425
till 30/09 EI0DXG: Ireland (EU-115) 1412
till 20/10 9A6DR/p: Kolocep Island (EU-016) 1423
till 20/10 IB2RT: special callsign 1403
till 31/10 BV50IARU: special callsign 1414
till 31/10 HL50IARU: special callsign 1410
till 31/10 HS50IARU: special callsign 1414
till 31/10 OL100CSR: special event callsign 1424
till 31/10 OM100CSR: special event callsign 1424
till 13/11 OE100: special prefix 1401
till 31/12 4K100W: special callsign 1400
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 HA1973BA: special callsign 1427
till 31/12 II2RR: special callsign 1398
till 31/12 IR0FOC: special callsign (Sardinia) 1394
till 31/12 LM90C, LM90HQ, LM90NRRL: special callsigns 1393
till 31/12 S590RTVS: special callsign 1407
till 31/12 SU9JT: Egypt 1399
till 31/12 YT100SF and YU100WWI: special callsigns 1399
till 31/03 2019 GB100RAF: special callsign 1404
till March 2019 RI1ANL: Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica 1421
till March 2019 RI1ANW: Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica 1421
till March 2019 VK0AI: Macquarie Island (AN-005) 1406
01/09-30/09 LZ920MLC: special callsign 1392
01/09-30/09 VI#MARCONI: special callsigns 1425
01/09-30/09 XR208A, XR208B, XR208C, XR208D: special callsigns 1425
01/09-27/12 TM70ONU: special callsign (France) 1425
08/09-17/09 V26K: Antigua (NA-100) 1427
08/09-20/09 SV5/HB9OAU: Dodecanese (EU-001) 1425
08/09-21/09 EA6/G8GNI: Balearic Islands (EU-004) 1427
08/09-22/09 TM40CDXC: special callsign (France) 1419
09/09-15/09 SV8/DK7TX: EU-052 1426
12/09-18/09 WH0RU: Saipan (OC-086) 1426
12/09-01/10 T32AH: Christmas Island (OC-024), East Kiribati 1399
14/09-21/09 OV2T and 5Q7DX: Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) 1425
14/09-23/09 8Q7EC: Maldives (AS-013) 1426
15/09-17/09 9M4IOTA: Redang Island (AS-073), West Malaysia 1427
15/09-19/09 A35JLL: Tonga (Tongatapu, OC-049) 1421
15/09-22/09 3W9JK: Cham Island (AS-162) 1423
16/09-28/09 3DA0AO: eSwatini (Swaziland) 1419
16/09/30/09 HZ88ND, 7Z88ND, 8Z88ND: special callsigns 1427
17/09-26/09 7Q7ELA: Malawi 1425
19/09-30/09 8Q7IP: Maldives (AS-013) 1427
20/09-25/09 JW/DL4APJ and JW/DJ2AX: Svalbard (EU-026) 1425
20/09-30/09 Z68UR: Kosovo 1427
20/09-06/10 HB0/DL5YL and HB0/DL5YM: Liechtenstein 1425
20/09-06/10 TO6OK: Mayotte (AF-027) 1419
20/09-22/10 ZD9CW: Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) 1427
22/09-27/09 3W9JK/p: Vietnam 1423
24/09-28/09 HB0/ON4ANN: Liechtenstein 1427
25/09-09/10 KG4SS: Guantanamo Bay 1427
26/09-01/10 VP2V/AA7V: British Virgin Islands (NA-023) 1427
27/09-02/10 V31VP and V31CQ: Belize 1427
28/09-14/10 5W0GC: Samoa (OC-097) 1407
29/09-06/10 VK9XT: Christmas Island (OC-002) 1417
26/09-10/10 9X0T and 9X0Y: Rwanda 1419
30/09-12/10 C21GJ: Nauru (OC-031) 1413
September GB6GW: special callsign (England) 1389
September II4LNZ: special callsign 1391
September KH9/N7NVK: Wake Island (OC-053) 1418
September PF2018DOK: special callsign 1387
September RI0B: Arkticheskogo Instituta Islands (AS-087) 1427
September RI0B: Firnley Islands (AS-054) 1427
September RI0B: Nansen Island (AS-104) 1427
September RI0B: Rozmyslov Island (AS-104?) 1427
September RI0B: Scott-Hansen Islands (AS-068) 1427
September RI0B: Sibirjakov Island (AS-005) 1427
September RI0B: Tyrtov Island (AS-121) 1427
September RI0BC: Bolshevik Island (AS-042) 1427
September RK1OWA/p: Solovetsky Islands (EU-066) 1427
September VY0BRR: Baffin Island (NA-047) 1420
01/10-12/10 ZA5V: Albania 1425
01/10-31/10 LZ1545POA: special callsign 1392
02/10-29/10 WH8/DL2AH: Ofu Island (OC-077), American Samoa 1399
05/10-07/10 TM95KOB: special callsign (France) 1416
06/10-16/10 E6Y: Niue (OC-040) 1415
09/10-21/10 TT8KO: Chad 1425
10/10-06/11 V47JA: St Kitts (NA-104) 1427
15/10-04/11 YJ0GC: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu 1407
16/10-22/10 EA9/W1XGI: Melilla 1425
16/10-22/10 ZL7X: Chatham Islands (OC-038) 1425
17/10-30/10 VK9XG: Christmas Island (OC-002) 1423
18/10-21/10 YB46SEA: special event station 1411
19/10-29/10 4V7R: Haiti (NA-096) 1423
20/10-03/11 VP6D: Ducie Island (OC-182) 1427
22/10-30/10 XT2SZZ: Burkina Faso 1423
26/10-06/11 Z23MD: Zimbabwe 1411
October GB6FWW: special callsign (England) 1389
October II4OER: special callsign 1391
October PF2018WOR: special callsign 1387
October VY0BRR: Baffin Island (NA-047) 1420
01/11-30/11 LZ33MM: special callsign 1392
03/11-06/11 VK9XQ: Christmas Island (OC-002) 1405
05/11-09/11 EL2EL/4: Liberia 1427
06/11-10/11 VK9CH: Cocos (Keeling) Islands (OC-003) 1405
07/11-14/11 V47FWX: St Kitts (NA-104) 1423
09/11-12/11 TM100ARM: special callsign (France) 1418
10/11-11/11 GB0AD: special callsign (England) 1389
10/11-17/11 VK9XQ: Christmas Island (OC-002) 1405
16/11-18/11 TM95KOB: special callsign (France) 1416
November GB8GW: special callsign (England) 1389
November II4HNR: special callsign 1391
November PF2018STA: special callsign 1387
November VY0BRR: Baffin Island (NA-047) 1420
01/12-31/12 LZ532PSO: special callsign 1392
December II4FRD: special callsign 1391
December PF2018xxx: special callsigns 1387
December VY0BRR: Baffin Island (NA-047) 1420
TBA 3Y0I: Bouvet Island 1418
TBA DX8MAP: Mapun Island (OC-105) 1396
TBA DX8TT: Tawi Tawi (OC-174) 1396
TBA VK6BP/p: Cockatoo Island (OC-071) 1411
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4U1UN ---> "We're one step closer to being back on the air", James Sarte,
K2QI (President of the United Nations ARC, http://www.4u1un.net) posted to
Facebook on 16 August. "As some may know, Dmitri Zhikharev RA9USU along with
Adrian Ciuperca KO8SCA have been working with me behind the scenes to get
the station operational again. Through the generous donations of Dima and
his associates (notably Ed Kritsky NT2X), we were able to get a rack mounted
K3, Acom 2000 linear amplifier, and associated network-enabled control
hardware. We were also granted another K3 to act as a remote head from SK
Tony N2UN via his widow, and delivered to us by Andrew Bodony K2LE. Finally,
Adrian has been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes networking and legwork with
his counterparts to help get things done from within the United Nations.
Yesterday represents an additional milestone for the club as Adrian (who did
most of the work) and I, finally erected a brand new SteppIR BigIR vertical
antenna on the Secretariat's roof. All that remains is to connect and lay
the ground radials, fine-tune the rack mounted devices, and setup and
configure the remote K3. Once done and after almost a decade off-air, we can
finally call CQ 20 de 4U1UN".
"With regards to remote", K2QI explained in late July to DX World (see
https://dx-world.net/whats-the-issue-with-4u1un/), "the operators will still
be inside the UN proper. Just now, everything will be done by IP where the
control heads are located on the first floor and the transceiver on the 41st
floor to minimize coax length to the antennas. There will be no true remote
operations of the station from outside the compound as dictated by current
UN network security protocols".

FT8 OPERATING GUIDE --->
Gary, ZL2IFB has updated his "FT8 Operating Guide"
(Version 1.20), a collection of "tips, pragmatic suggestions aimed at making
FT8 easier and more effective to use on the HF bands": http://www.g4ifb.com/

NCDXF --- > The Northern California DX Foundation has announced the addition
of two new members to the Board: Rich Seifert (KE1B) and Lee Finkel (KY7M).
Both "have strong technical and legal backgrounds, and years of DXpedition
experience, which will serve them well as members of the NCDXF leadership
team". The Board of Directors now includes K6MM (President), AA7A (Vice
President), W0GJ (Secretary), N1DG (Treasurer), AA7JV, K6GFJ, K6TD, K9CT,
KE1B, KY7M and ND2T (Directors). The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help
fund well-organized DXpeditions to rare, difficult and expensive entities.
See http://www.ncdxf.org for complete information.

RI1FJ ---> Evgenij, UA4RX ended his 12-month assignment at the Ernst Krenkel
Observatory on Heiss Island (EU-019), Franz Josef Land on 10 August. The
RI1FJ station has been dismantled, and regrettably the 2018-19 team does not
include amateur radio operators. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to
RW2F (ex UA2FM): Victor N. Loginov, P.O. Box 73, Kaliningrad, 236022,
Russia.

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DXCC NEWS ---> 5A1AL (Libya, all operations) has been approved for DXCC
credit. If you have had this rejected in a prior application, you can send
a note to dxccadmin[@]arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update to
your record. Please note the submission date and/or reference number where
the rejection was noted to expedite recovery of the information.

OPERATING STANDARDS BOOKLET ---> Over the last eight years, the booklet
"Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur"
( www.hamradio-operating-ethics.org ) has become a respected work describing
the best standards of operating on the amateur bands. Translated into most
major languages, the booklet by John Devoldere, ON4UN and Mark
Demeuleneere, ON4WW, is a valuable reference work for all radio amateurs.
Mark and John recently contacted IARU, explaining that they felt it
appropriate for IARU to become the custodian of the booklet into the
future. The IARU Administrative Council accepted this offer with gratitude,
and on 5 May Mark and John met Don Beattie, G3BJ, President IARU Region 1,
in Brussels to officially hand over the document. IARU will now carry
forward the work in future years to ensure its continuing relevance and
currency. [TNX IARU Region 1]

DXCC DELETION OF KINGMAN REEF ---> The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to
delete Kingman Reef (KH5) from the DXCC List, effective 29 March 2016.
Kingman Reef will be added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March 2016.
The total number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.
The deletion process is described in DXCC Rules Section II DXCC List
Criteria, Part 5(a) Deletion Criteria: "An entity may be deleted from the
List if it no longer satisfies the criteria under which it was added.
However, if the entity continues to meet one or more currently existing
rules, it will remain on the List."
With respect to the previous paragraph's text, Kingman Reef's original
addition by virtue of separate administration has changed (separate
administration by the U.S. Navy has been removed), and the reef does not
meet any current criteria to remain on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service administers Kingman Reef and Palmyra Island. The reef is too close
to Palmyra Island to count as a separate entity. The reef is now considered
part of the Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.

DXCC members who have affirmed credit with Kingman Reef will see their
current entity totals drop by one on their DXCC awards - including on the
bands and modes where Kingman Reef credit is given. They will also see
their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately. Honor Roll status will now
be attainable after confirming 330 entities on the DXCC List.
[TNX NN1N]

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid-DX Group ( INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ) is
pleased to announce that Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT is the recipient of
the 4th annual Intrepid Spirit Award, made in memory of James McLaughlin,
WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Kabul Afghanistan, on 27 April 2011). The award -
presented at the International DX Convention (Visalia) on 16 April - is to
recognize Zorro's outstanding efforts to activate rare and often difficult
entities such as Eritrea, Myanmar and Bangladesh.