425 DX News issue #1009

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04 September 2010                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1009
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9H     - Alex, SQ9UM will be active as 9H3UM from  Malta  (EU-023)  on  8-22
         September. He  will  operate  from  either Marsalforn (Gozo Island)
         and Qawra (main island of Malta). QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
D2     - Craig, MM0SSG has been active as D2SG from Luanda, Angola  since  1
         September, and will remain there for the next six months.  He  will
         be QRV on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and PSK31;  "power  will  either  be
         100 or 10 watts depending on  circumstances,  with  small  vertical
         antenna for most bands and a 20m dipole  for  20m".  QSL  via  home
         call, direct only (correct address to be published on qrz.com).
EA8    - Al, DJ5AA and  Bernd,  DL2DXA  will  be  active  as  EA8/DJ5AA  and
         EA8/DL2DXA  from  La  Palma,  Canary  Islands  (AF-004)  on   10-24
         September. They will operate holiday style on 80-10 metres, with  a
         couple of QRP trips to local lighthouses. [TNX DL2DXA]
F      - Special event  call  TM32CDXC  will  be  aired  between  4  and  18
         September for the 32nd Convention of the Clipperton DX  Club,  this
         year to be held  at  Pontarlier  on  17-18  September  (details  at
         www.cdxc.org). [TNX F8REF]
F      - F5IL , F5IRC, F5THW and F5UBH will be active as TM5BATZ  from  Batz
         Island (EU-105) on 10-12 September.  They  will  operate  SSB,  CW,
         PSK31 and RTTY on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, and 10  metres.  QSL  via
         F5IRC, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF]
GD     - Oliver OE5OHO, Henry OE5HDN and Gerhard OE3GEA will  be  active  as
         either MD/homecall and/or MD0XVL (QSL via OE5XVL) from the Isle  of
         Man (EU-116) on 7-14 September. They will operate holiday style  on
         the HF bands CW and SB. QSL via home calls, bureau preferred.  [TNX
I      - A team from ARI Perugia will participate in the IARU Region  1  SSB
         Field Day (4-5 September)  as  IQ0PG/p  from  Polvese  Island  (not
         IOTA) in Lake Trasimeno. [TNX IK0AZG]
I      - IK7MJA, IZ7AUH, IZ7HYA, IZ7KDX and IZ7LDC will be active  as  IQ7TA
         from the lighthouse  on  Diga  di  San  Vito  (WAIL  PU-017,  ARLHS
         ITA-200) on 5 September. They plan to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres between 7 and 13 UTC. [TNX IZ7AUH]
I      - Special callsign IR0ROMA will  be  in  use  on  6-12  September  in
         remembrance of the tragedy of  battleship  "Roma"  during  WWII  (9
         September 1943). QSL via IK0LZR.
I      - COTA (Carabinieri On the Air, www.cota.cc) and  the  West  Wind  DX
         Station will be active as II1CC on 10-19 September  to  commemorate
         the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Castelfidardo,  a  milestone
         in the process of Italian unification. QSL via  IZ4SUC,  direct  or
JY     - The Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society is organizing  a  special
         activity to take place from  the  UNESCO  World  Heritage  Site  of
         Petra, one most famous archaeological sites in the world, on  17-19
         September.  A  large  group  of  operators  from  Jordan,   Kuwait,
         Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates  will  be
         active as JY7P on the HF bands SSB, CW and RTTY.  The  website  for
         the operation is at www.jy7p.com [TNX K5XK]
KH0   -  Mike JA6EGL (KK6WW/KH0), Yu JE6DND (KH0R), Take JA6JXN (AC2BO/KH0),
         Nori JA6GLD (WH0AA) and Mune  JR6DRH (KR1V/KH0) will be active from
         Saipan (OC-086) on 21-25 October. They will  operate on  160-10m CW
         and SSB. QSL direct to home calls. [TNX JN6RZM]
KL     - Rick, K6VVA and Mike, K9AJ are planning an IOTA operation  to  take
         place from the North Slope County West  group  of  Alaska  (NA-242,
         new one) for three days between 21-25 July 2011, with  a  possibile
         side trip to the rare NA-172 group.  "I  may  stay  longer  in  the
         region to try and do NA-004 and NA-050",  Rick  says,  "unless  the
         arrangements for two other new ones I'm  working  on  (NA-232,  St.
         Matthew Island and NA-240, Bethel County Group)  can  be  finalized
         in time which would shift priorities". Further  information  and  a
         dedicated  web  site  are  expected    in    due    course.    [TNX
LA     - Bjorn LA5UKA and Trond LA9VDA will be active as LA6Q  from  Gurskoy
         and other islands in EU-079 IOTA group between 9 and 14  September.
         They will operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         LA9VDA, direct or bureau. [TNX LA9VDA]
OZ     - The Mors Island Radio Club  will  operate  as  OZ7MOR/p  from  Mors
         Island (EU-171) during  the  IARU  Region  1  SSB  Field  Day  (4-5
         September). They will have three stations active  on  80,  40,  20,
         15, and 10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via  OZ7MOR,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX OZ7AEI]
OZ     - Reiner, DK4VY  will  be  active  as  OZ/DK4VY/p  from  Fano  Island
         (EU-125) on 12-17 September.  He  will  operate  holiday  style  on
         80-10 metres SSB, RTTY, PSK and possibly CW.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PA     - Peter, PD1AJJ and Elmar, PD3EM will be active as PD55RADAR  between
         4 and 14  September  RaDAR  stands  for  Rapid  Deployment  Amateur
         Radio, a concept supported by radio amateurs  interested  in  being
         able to set up a station "quickly on remote  sites  anywhere  using
         only  battery  power".  QSL  via  PD3EM.   Further  information  at
         www.pd3em.com [TNX PD3EM]
PJ     - David, AH6HY will  be  active  as  PJ5/AH6HY  from  Sint  Eustatius
         (NA-145) on 6-15  October,  and  as  PJ7/AH6HY  from  Sint  Maarten
         (NA-105) on 15-22 October. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ     - Will, AA4NC will be active as  PJ5/AA4NC  from  Sint  Eustatius  on
         9-15 October, and as PJ7/AA4NC from Sint Maarten on 15-18  October.
         [TNX NG3K]
PJ5    - Janusz SP6IXF and Wlodek SP6EQZ will be active  as  PJ5/SP6IXF  and
         PJ5/SP6EQZ  from  St.Eustatius  (NA-145)  from  18  November  to  3
         December. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres.  QSL
         via home calls. A dedicated website  is  under  construction.  [TNX
SP     - Special event callsign SN140MPR will be in use until  30  September
         to  celebrate  the  140th  anniversary  of  the  Polish  Museum  in
         Rapperswil (Switzerland). QSL via SP9KDU, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
SV5    - Aegean  DX  Group  members  Alexandros  SV8CYR,  Vassilios  SV8CYV,
         Giorgios SV8IJZ and Dirk ON5CT will  be  active  as  SV5/homecall/p
         from Arkoi Island (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-058) on  3-7  September.  They
         will focus on the HF bands, running 100 watts  into  verticals  and
         dipoles, "with special attention" for 30, 17 and 12 metres SSB  and
         RTTY. QSL via home calls, direct or  bureau.  Complete  information
         on the  Greek  Islands  On  The  Air  programme  can  be  found  at
         www.greekiota.gr [TNX SV8CYV]
TK     - Look for TK/F5MCC and TK/F4FGJ to be active from  Corsica  on  4-24
         September. They plan to operate from the main  island  (EU-014)  as
         well as from IOTA groups EU-104 and EU-164.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         bureau preferred. [TNX NG3K]
TK     - Patrice, F5RBB will be active as TK/F5RBB  from  Corsica  on  12-25
         September. He will operate SSB and digital modes on  80-10  metres,
         while his wife Mireille will be active  as  TK/F0FRL  on  2  metres
         SSB. [TNX F5RBB]
UR    -  The   club   station   of  the  Ukrainian  State  Centre  of  Radio
         Frequencies will operate as EM0ITU on  6-10  September  during  ITU
         workshop  on  radiomonitoring  and  increasing  the  efficiency  of
         spectrum use. QSL via UT3UZ. [TNX UT3UZ]
V6    -  Takuto Yoshida, JE1SCJ will operate as V63YT from Pohnpei (OC-010),
         Micronesia on 24-28 November,  including activity  during the CQ WW
         DX  CW  Contest  (but he will have to QRT around  9  UTC on  Sunday
         because of his  flight  schedule). He  plans  to  be QRV  on 160-6m
         mostly  CW, with some SSB, RTTY and  PSK31,  using 100  watts, wire
         antennas  and a yagi for  6m. Outside  the contest he will focus on
         160, 30, 17 and 12 metres.  Suggested frequencies are 1824 (QSX up/
         down), 3510 (QSX up), 7010, 10110, 14010,18080, 21010, 24900, 28010
         and  50090  kHz. QSL via JE1SCJ, direct or bureau. [TNX JE1SCJ]
VE     - Rick,  K6VVA  will  be  active  as  K6VVA/VE7  from  Quadra  Island
         (NA-091) on 27-30 September. He plans to  operate  mainly  CW  with
         some SSB on 40-15 metres. QSL via N6AWD. Updates will be posted  to
         www.k6vva.com/iota/na091 [TNX islandchaser.com]
VK0M   - Kevin, VK4KEV expects to be active as VK0KEV from Macquarie  Island
         (AN-005) "sometime between the end  of  October  and  beginning  of
         December 2010 for possibly up to 18 months", DX world  reports.  He
         anticipates being active  mostly  on  40  and  20  metres  SSB  and
         digital modes. Further information is expected in due course.
VP9    - WW3S and ND8L will be active as VP9/WW3S and VP9/ND8L from the  QTH
         of VP9GE, Bermuda (NA-005) on 23-27 September. QSL via  home  calls
         and LoTW. They will participate in the CQ WW RTTY Contest  as  VP9I
         (QSL via N1HRA). [TNX ND8L]
W      - KO4PY and N2PY will be active from Bald Head  Island  (NA-112)  and
         lighthouse on 8-9 September. They will operate CW (KO4PY)  and  SSB
         (N2PY) on 40, 20 and maybe  15  metres.  QSL  for  both  calls  via
         KO4PY, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Yigal, K2EFG will be active portable from Fire Island  (NA-026)  on
         10-12 September. QRV hours (2-3 at a time) will  vary;  he  expects
         to be on 20 metres from 14 UTC until approximately 17 UTC,  and  on
         20  or  40  metres  at  other  times.  QSl  via  home  call.   [TNX
W      - In remembrance of the tragic events occurred on 11  September 2001,
         special  station  N1Y  will  be active  on 11-12 September. QSL via
         W2SBL, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Buzz, NI5DX and Al, WD5IQR  will  be  active  from  Mustang  Island
         (NA-092) on 17-19 September. They will  operate  holiday  style  as
         NI5DX/p on SSB, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. QSL via NI5DX. [TNX The  Daily
YK     - Saad, N5FF will be active again as YK1BA from  Damascus,  Syria  on
         6-17 September. He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY in  his  spare
         time (between 20-23 UTC,  2-5  UTC  and  possibly  some  occasional
         activities between 12-14 UTC), with a focus on the high bands.  QSL
         via N5FF. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

HEARD ISLAND 2013 ---> Chris  Dimitrijevic  (VK3FY)  and  Steve  Chamberlain
(VK6IR, Co-Leader) are in the "preliminary, but serious" planning stages  to
put Heard Island back on air in February 2013. It  is  proposed  to  have  a
13-member DXpedition team on the island for two weeks.  Costs  are  expected
to be in the order of $USD 500,000. Once the key preliminary steps (i.e.  to
get a permit to land and to charter  a  suitable  ship)  are  completed,  or
satisfactorily progressed, they will apply for "at least one  callsign"  and
an internet website will be set up to keep everyone informed. [TNX DX World]

JARVIS ISLAND 2011 ---> The DXpedition to Jarvis Island organized  by  Radio
Expeditions Inc [425DXN 991] has been postponed until November 2011.
During the first half of 2010 the US Fish &  Wildlife  Service  developed  a
draft "Compatibility Determination  for  Amateur  Radio  Operations  at  the
Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge".  This document contains  the  rules
and constraints for DXpeditions at Jarvis, and  was  made  available  on  21
June 2010 for public comments to arrive not later than 5 July.
The FWS Honolulu office staff  reviewed  the  comments,  made  a  number  of
changes, and submitted a final draft for approval at their  regional  office
in Portland, Oregon. The final version was released on 28 July  and  revised
applications for a permit were accepted until 25 August. The constraints  in
the Compatibility Determination required a radical  restructuring  of  Radio
Expedition Inc's plans, reducing both the number of stations  and  the  time
on the air.
Since more than one amateur radio group submitted an application  which  met
the requirements of the compatibility determination,  a  lottery  among  the
qualified groups was held at the FWS Honolulu office by the  refuge  manager
on 30 August. Radio Expeditions Inc was fortunate to be  selected.  However,
due  to  the  time  required  to  establish  the  rules  for  amateur  radio
operations from Jarvis, the late selection date, and the lead time  required
to  schedule  and  prepare  the  MV  Braveheart,  the  expedition  has  been
postponed one year. November remains the best month to visit  Jarvis  Island
from a propagation standpoint, with  the  largest  combination  of  openings
predicted to Europe on both 160/80 and 12/10 metres.

KERMADEC ISLANDS 2010 ---> Vicky, SV2KBS has joined the ZL8X  DXpedition  to
Raoul  Island,  Kermadecs  [425DXN  981].  The  current  team  of  operators
DL8LAS, DL8OH, SP5XVY and SV2KBS. In late July 2.5 tons  of  equipment  were
packed and ready to be shipped to New Zealand.  Details  of  the  expedition
can be found at www.kermadec.de

QSL UA0FUA ---> Paolo, IK2QPR is the new manager for UA0FUA (Iturup  Island,
AS-025). QSL direct (Paolo Fava, Via Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova -  MN,  Italy)
or bureau- [TNX IK2QPR]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Thirteen different galleries  include  cards  for
the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (330 QSLs), the 58 deleted  DXCC  entities
(1072 QSLs), obsolete prefixes (3004 QSLs), stations from Magrebh from  1947
to 1962 (353 QSLs), D5 and  DL5  stations  from  1945  to  1962  (56  QSLs),
Antarctic bases  (814  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises, 261 QSLs), the  various  French  DXCC  island  Entities  in  the
Pacific Ocean (320 QSLs) & the Indian Ocean (96  QSLs),  pre-1945  countries
(967 QSLs), French Departments (633  QSLs)  and  CONUS  (71  QSLs),  plus  a
gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC (118 QSLs). Several cards  are  still
needed  and  your    participation    is    encouraged    -    please  visit
www.LesNouvellesdx.fr and  send  your  comments  to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr

T31UR & T31X ---> The Pacific  Odyssey  team's  attempt  at  operating  from
Central Kiribati in September [425DXN 997] has failed, as they  were  unable
to   agree    a    "reasonable    price"    for    the    voyage.   Bookmark
www.uz1hz.com/pacificodyssey.html for future updates.

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available  at  www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.   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  Edward  K.  Rose
(HS0ZAN), Silvano Stefan (I3OKZ), Gianfranco Dell'Antonia  (IN3DYG),  Irmeli
Virtanen (OH3TJ), Mikhail Y. Egorov (RK3DP) and Mikhail Y. Filippov (UA0MF).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  1A0KM,  3D2M  (OC-016),  3DA0TM,
3W6C (AS-185), 4Z5LA, 5B4AIF, 5H1S,  5X1NH,  5X1THA,  6Y1LZ,  7Z1HL,  8P6AP,
8P6GU, 8R1PY, 9J2FM, 9K2VO, 9K2YM,  9M2ZAK,  9M6RHM,  9U1VO,  9UXEV,  9X0LX,
A61E, A65BM, A7/M0FGA, AP2TN, C21DL, CE1URJ, CE4WJK, CK8G  (NA-182),  CT3HF,
EX8MLE,  EY7AD,  FM5WE,  FO5QB,  FS/N4ECW  (NA-199),  FW5F   (OC-118),  FW5M
(OC-054), GB10GKA, H44WG, IS0R, J8/W8IF, JA1YUC/6 (AS-067),  JD1BMH,  JT5DX,
JV5A, JW/JA8BMK, KH2/N2NL, KL5E,  KL7J,  MD0CCE,  MS0INT  (EU-118),  MU0FAL,
SQ80PZK, ST2AR, SV2ASP/A, SX8R, T32AJ, T32CI,  T32MI,  T32SI,  T32VI,  T77C,
TC57A, TK9E, TL0A, TN5SN, UP65LB, V21ZG, V47KP, V48M, V51AS, V84PMB,  VK9CF,
Z21BB, ZK3X, ZP5MAL, ZS8M, ZX8C (SA-060).


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