425 DX News issue #1005

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07 August 2010                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1005
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B9    - Giorgio, IZ4AKS will be active as 3B9/IZ4AKS from Rodrigues  Island
         (AF-017) between  28  August  and  4  September.  He  will  operate
         holiday style on 40-10  metres  using  100  watts  and  a  vertical
         placed near the sea. A few days before and after this operation  he
         might be active as 3B8/IZ4AKS from Mauritius (AF-049). [TNX IZ4AKS]
4J     - Yannick, F6FYD is back to Azerbaijan until 20 August.  He  operates
         from  the  4K7Z  club  station  using  his  new  callsig  as  4J6FR
         (previously 4J0FR). QSL via F6FYD. [TNX F6AJA and les Nouvelles DX]
9L     - Four Dutch radio amateurs will be  active  from  Sierra  Leone  for
         three weeks in March  2011.  Arie/PA3A,  Arie/PA3AN,  Ad/PA8AD  and
         Bas/PD0CAV plan to operate, hopefully as 9L5MS,  on  160-10  metres
         CW, SSB and RTTY, using three stations with amplifers  and  several
         beam and vertical antennas.  The  team  will  provide  support  and
         raise funds for a Mercy Ships  Charity  Project.  QSL  via  PA3AWW,
         direct or bureau. An OQRS for direct cards  will  be  available  on
         the expedition's website. Further information on  the  project  can
         be found at www.sierraleone2011.com/sl_2011/home.php
A2     - K5LBU (A25CF), K5ZOL (A25BI), KD5TAN (A25AN), I0ZY (A25ZY),  IK1MDF
         (A25DF), IZ5MMB (A25MB) and  W5SL  (A25ASL)  will  be  active  from
         Botswana between 21 October and 4 November.  QSL  via  home  calls.
         They  plan  to  operate  with  three  stations  on  160-10   metres
         (hopefully also on 6m) and to participate  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as A25HQ (QSL via K5LBU). Financial support  to  help  with
         the expenses is gratefully accepted. The group  has  a  website  at
         www.qsl.net/a25-2010 [TNX IK1MDF]
CE     - Hector CE3FZL, Ricardo CE3HDI, Hugo  CE3BBC,  Cristian  CE3PCN  and
         Esteban XQ7UP will operate SSB and CW as XR2A from  the  lighthouse
         at Punta Angeles (Valparaiso) on 21-22 August for the  12th  annual
         International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL  via  CE3BBC.  [TNX
CT7    - Jose, CT1CJJ and Filipe, CT1ILT have been active holiday  style  as
         CR6K/p from the Southwest  Alentejo  and  Vicentine  Coast  Natural
         Park (www.rep.pt/ct1ilt/swalentejano2010.html) since  31  July  and
         will remain there until 14 August. On 7 August they will  use  that
         very same callsign from  Pessegueiro  Island  (EU-167).  They  will
         operate CW and SSB with 100 watts and a vertical antenna  near  the
         water. QSL via either CT1CJJ or CT1ILT. [TNX CT1ILT]
CT7    - CT1CSY, CT1GZB and CT2JXT will  participate  in  the  International
         Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (21-22  August)  as  CR6LH  from  the
         lighthouse at Cape Espichel. They plan to operate on several  bands
         SSB, RTTY, PSK31, plus QRS CW  on  demand.  QSL  via  CT1GZB.  [TNX
DL     - Volker,  DL1WH   will   be  active  as  DF0MF  from  the  lightship
         "Amrumbank"  on  19-22  August,  including  participation  in   the
         International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend. He plans  to  operate
         CW and SSB on 80, 40, 30 and 20 metres. He will be joined by  Rene,
         DL7WR, who will operate PSK31, RTTY and some SSB and  FM.  QSl  via
         bureau or direct to DL1WH. [TNX DL1WH]
EA6    - Jacek, SP5OXJ will be active as EA6/SP5OXJ from Mallorca,  Balearic
         Islands (EU-004) on 8-20 August. He will be QRV mainly  on  20  and
         30 metres CW and various  digital  modes  (PSK,  MFSK,  Hell,  RTTY
         etc.). QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX SP5OXJ]
I      - Look for Alfredo, IK7JWX/p and others to be active from Sant'Andrea
         Island (EU-091) on 7-8 August, from 7  UTC to 17 UTC each day. They
         plan to operate on the HF bands and  6  metres  SSB,  possibly with
         some CW, PSK31 and RTTY. [TNX IK7JWX]
I      - Look for  IQ0FM/p  to  take part  in the  International Lighthouse/
         Lightship Weekend  (21-22 August) from Monte Orlando lighthouse  in
         Gaeta. They will operate mainly SSB on the  HF bands  and 6 metres.
         All of  the  QSOs will be confirmed  automatically via the  bureau;
         direct cards should be sent to IZ0GZW. [TNX IZ0EGC]
J6     - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition  group,  which  specializes
         in 100 watt or less low power radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable
         antenna systems,  will  be  back  to  St  Lucia  (NA-108)  on  5-13
         December. This time the operators will be K4MK, K8EAB, N4LA,  N7UN,
         NX8L, W3FF, W4OKW and W7ZT. There  will  be  three  fixed  stations
         active on 160-10 metres CW,  SSB,  and  RTTY.  At  the  same  time,
         several teams will be battery-only, field portable either  from  St
         Lucia beaches or mountain tops. The group is applying for a  unique
         J6BP callsign for the  ARRL  10  Meter  Contest  (11-12  December),
         outside that event they will be signing J6/homecall. QSL via  LoTW,
         eQSL, or direct to the operator's home  call.  Further  information
         can  be  found  at   http://sites.google.com/site/caribbeanbuddies/
         [TNX N7UN]
KL     - Wayne, K9YNF says he  will  "also  give  PSK31  a  try  (14070.15)"
         during his 16-20 August operation from Fox Island (NA-197)  [425DXN
         1002]. He informs IOTA chasers that "there is  a  mandatory  'quiet
         time' on the island from 0600Z until 1500Z", and that he  "will  be
         working by call areas  and  countries/geographic  areas,  following
         the  sun".  Updates  from  the  pilot  (K9JA)  will  be  posted  to
         http://dx-world.net [TNX islandchaser.com]
OH     - Rug/DJ3XG and Mario/DL5ME  will  be  active  as  OH9AA/p  from  the
         uninhabited island of Syvaletto (EU-126) between around 12  UTC  on
         18 August and about 10 UTC on the 22nd. QSL for this  activity  via
         DL5ME (Mario Borstel, Zur Tonkuhle 57, 39130  Magdeburg,  Germany).
         [TNX DH5MM]
OX     - Masaru, JA5AQC will be active as OX1JA from the  QTH  of  OX3KQ  in
         Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on 13-16 August. On 17-19 August  he  will
         operate as OZ5AQC from the QTH of OZ7OX in Odder, Denmark. QSL  for
         both callsigns via JA5AQC, direct only.
OX     - YL  operators  Waltraud DJ6US,  Evelyne  F5RPB,  Ruth IT9ESZ,  Unni
         LA6RHA, Ingrid LA8FOA and Inger OZ7AGR will be active as OX6YL from
         Kangerlussuaq,  Greenland (NA-018)  on 16-20 September.   They will
         operate  SSB  and CW  on  the  HF  bands. QSL via OZ7AGR, direct or
         bureau. [TNX LA6RHA]
PA     - Frank, DK5FT will be active as PA/DK5FT from Texel Island  (EU-038)
         on 16-22  August.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
SM     - On their way back from Syvaletto  (see  OH  above),  Rug/DJ3XG  and
         Mario/DL5ME will stop and be active as SI0TA  from  Seskaro  Island
         (EU-139) on 23-25 August. QSL via DL5ME. [TNX DH5MM]
SV     - J48LH is being used from the lighthouse at Cape  Dukato  on  Lefkas
         Island (not IOTA) until 8 August. Four  stations  are  expected  to
         operate CW and SSB around the clock. QSL via SV3DCX. [TNX DX World]
SV     - Fred, PA1FJ will be  active  as  SV8/PA1FJ/p  from  the  island  of
         Kythira (EU-113) on 23-30 August. He plans to operate  SSB  and  CW
         on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.  [TNX
SV     - Niels, OZ7FOC says he will  be  active  as  SV8/OZ7FOC  from  Samos
         Island (EU-049) from 29 August to 3 September.
TA     - The  TC  Special   Wireless  Activity  Team  (www.tcswat.org)  will
         operate under six special  callsigns  (TC2010WUC,  TC1WUC,  TC2WUC,
         TC3WUC,  TC6WUC  and  TC9WUC)  in  August-October  for  the   World
         Universities  Congress  that  will  be  held  Canakkale  on   20-24
         October. Information on the relevant award can be found at  qrz.com
         [TNX TA0U]
T8     - Nao, JK1FNL reports that he will be active as T88NA from  Palau  on
         23-26 September. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6  metres.
         QSL via home call.
UR     - Special station EM75MSD will be  active  on  all  bands  and  modes
         through 31 August  to  commemorate  the  75th  anniversary  of  the
         record set by coal miner Alexey G.  Stakhanov,  who  on  31  August
         1935 was reported to have mined 102 tonnes of coal in 5  hours  and
         45 minutes. QSL via UX7MA. [TNX UX7MA]
V4     - John, W5JON will be active again as V47JA from  St  Kitts  (NA-104)
         from 20 October to 10 November, with a SOAB entry in the CQ  WW  DX
         SSB Contest. He will be QRV on 160-10  metres,  60m  included.  QSL
         via W5JON. [TNX W5JON]
VE     - Don VE1AOE, Paul VE1MPM and Dana VE1VOX  will  be  active  as  VB1H
         from Harris, Tusket Islands (NA-126) on 11-15 August. They plan  to
         operate CW and SSB on the HF  bands  with  two  stations.  QSL  via
         VE3EXY. [TNX islandchaser.com]
VE     - Juergen, DL7RV will  be  active  as  VO2/NF6J  from  Battle  Island
         (NA-044) on 3-10 September. He plans to operate CW only on 30,  20,
         17, 15 and 12  metres.  QSL  via  DL7RV,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
XU     - Laurent,  F8ATM  will  be  active  as  XU7ATM  from  Sihanoukville,
         Cambodia on 10-17 August. He will operate SSB and RTTY  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via F8ATM, direct or  bureau,  and  LoTW;  logsearch  on
         Club Log (www.clublog.org).
XV     - Mal, VK6LC will be again from Vietnam  between  12  August  and  10
         September. He will operate  SSB  and  CW  from  Ho  Chi  Minh  City
         (XV2LC) and the Mekong Delta (XV4LC). QSL direct to VK6LC.  Further
         information can be found at qrz.com under XV2LC and XV4LC.

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

AMATEUR RADIO IN ETHIOPIA ---> Sid  May  (ET3SID),  a  British  resident  in
Ethiopia for decades, coached four young  Ethiopians,  all  members  of  the
Ethiopian Amateur Radio  Society  (EARS),  through  the  RSGB  International
Amateur Radio Exam. All four now have the qualification to get an  Ethiopian
licence;  however,  they  cannot  apply  for  callsigns  until    they  have
equipment, which is simply beyond their means. Several amateurs  made  offer
of help and it was decided to form  a  simple  appeal  to  raise  funds  and
accept donations of equipment so that these four young amateurs can  get  on
the air. The appeal is called Amateur Radio  In  Ethiopia  (ARIE):  complete
information on the project and details on how to  donate  can  be  found  at
http://groups.google.com/group/ETsupportfund/web/faq [TNX GD6TWF]

CLOSING LOGS ---> Paul, ON6DP will  close  the  logs  for  ON5DXL,  OQ50USA,
OT0X, OT3M and OT7EPL on 31 December. Should you  need  a  QSL  for  any  of
these callsigns, please send a direct request to Paul Delmelle, Grand  Route
58, 4122 Neupre, Belgium. [TNX ON6DP]

EU HF CHAMPIONSHIP ---> Organized by the Slovenia Contest Club, this  year's
event will take place on 7 August, from 12 UTC to 23.59 UTC. Only Europe  to
Europe contacts count.  Rules  at  http://lea.hamradio.si/scc/euhf/euhfc.htm

QSL EK6LP ---> The QSL  route  is  via  RN4LP,  direct  only  (Vladislav  V.
Lakeev, P.O.Box 208, Dimitrovgrad, 433512, Russia). As  for  LoTW,  he  says
that a QSO will be uploaded to the system  only  after  his  receives  "your
e-mail request" or replies "to your paper QSL sent  direct".  QSOs  made  in
contest "will be uploaded six months later". Bureau and eQSL cards will  not
be honoured. [TNX RN4LP]

QSLLING CYPRUS STATIONS ---> "The QSL bureau of  the  Cyprus  Amateur  Radio
Society is receiving large numbers of QSLs that cannot be delivered  to  the
intended recipient, because that station has a QSL manager outside  Cyprus",
Alan Jubb, 5B4AHJ (CARS QSL Bureau Manager) says. The problem is  threefold:
(a) those generating the QSLs are not bothering  to  check  to  see  if  the
station has a manager; (b) even if a manager's call is written on  the  QSL,
many QSL bureaux are still sending the QSL to Cyprus;  (c)  QSLs  for  calls
5B/DXcall are being sent to Cyprus when either they should be  sent  to  the
manager, or in the absence of a manager, they should be sent to  the  bureau
for the home call. Alan has has produced a list  of  stations  with  foreign
managers, which can be found at www.shacklog.co.uk/5BForeignManagers.htm

SABLE ISLAND 2010 ---> Gary Bartlett, VE1RGB has  joined  the  Sable  Island
[425DXN 999]  DXpedition  team.  "Everything  remains  on  track  for  22-31
October", N0TG says. The callsigns will be  CY0/AA4VK,  CY0/AI5P,  CY0/N0TG,
CY0/VE1RGB and CY0/WA4DAN. The preferred QSL route is  via  the  Online  QSL
Request  Service;  QSL  instructions  and  options    are    listed  on  the
expedition's website at www.cy0dxpedition.com

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist    listings    are 
now available  at  www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.  Please   note 
that QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line  logs  are  eligible
for listing. Send  send  your  scores,  as  well as   any    request    for 
further information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow[@]fastwebnet.it)

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include  John  Adams  (G3YNC),
Nuccio Meoli (I0YKN), Paolo  Gori  (I5ZJK),  Elliott  K.  Klein  (K7ER)  and
Fergus Walshe O'Shea (YV1NX).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2MD, 3B8CF, 4J3M,  4L8M,  4M5IR,
4U1UN, 4U64UN, 4W6AL,  5B4AIA,  5K4T,  5K8T,  5N3WQK,  5N50K,  5N7M,  5W0AP,
5W0CF, 5W0HH, 5W0NM, 5W0WL, 6V7Q, 6Y1V, 6Y5WJ, 7P8YI, 8R1PY,  9H1AL,  9U1KI,
9X0CW, A25NW, A25NW, A41LD, A61BK, A65BD, A71CT, AT10BP,  BA8AG/4  (AS-136),
BU2AQ, BY8DX, C31CT,  C36PP,  C91R,  CK8G  (NA-182),  CO4SM,  CP6UA,  CX7CO,
DU1EV, DU9/DL5SDF (OC-130), E4X, E51LEO,  E51NAA,  E51PMR,  E51SNL,  E51XIW,
ER65V, EX2T,  EZ8AQ,  FO/N6JA,  FP/K9OT,  FS/W6IZT,  FW1W,  H44MY  (OC-127),
H44WG,  HC1HC,  HC1JQ,  HK0/N0AT,  HP3DX,  J38XX,  J5UAP,    JD1BNF,  JY4NE,
KH2/N2NL, MS0INT (EU-118), OA4DKC, OD5/DL6SN, OD5ET,  OG20YL,  OY2J,  OY3AA,
PZ5RA,  RA9AU,  ST2AR,  SV5/LZ1WL,  SV9GPV,  T30XG,  T32CI  (OC-281),  T32MI
(OC-279), T32SI (OC-280), T32VI (OC-282), T77C, T77NM, T88AT, T88CF,  TI5XP,
TK5MH, TL0A, TN5SN, TO2T, TX1B (OC-032), UK9AA, UN3M, V63AKA, V63JQ,  V63JY,
V63TR, VK7GN, VP8DLM, VP9BO, VQ9ZZ,  VR2009EAG,  VY0V  (NA-231),  W8XGI/KH2,
XE2WWW, XR0Y,  XV2RZ,  XV3RRC  (AS-157),  XV4D  (AS-128),  XV7RRC  (AS-162),
YB4IR, YI9PSE, YW5F (SA-058), YW9A, Z21BB,  Z21DXI,  ZA1FD,  ZB2FRK,  ZC4VJ,
ZL/IK1PMR, ZM4M (OC-203), ZP8AE, ZS8M, ZW5B (SA-025), ZY0F, ZZ6Z (SA-023).


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