425 DX News issue #1011

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18 September 2010                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1011
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4J     - 4J5T,  4J8VHF,  4K4K  and  YL7A  will  be  active  as   4K3FF  from
         Turyanchay Nature Reserve between 20 September and 3 October.  They
         plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  20  and  40  metres.  QSL  via
         YL7A. [TNX 4J5T]
4J     - 4J5A,  4J5T,  4J7WMF,  4K4K,  4K6OF,  RA6FPL  (4K3FPL)   and  RL7KT
         (4K3QQA) will be active as 4J0WFF Ag Gel Nature  Reserve  on  25-27
         September. They plan to operate CW, SSB and  PSK31  on  20  and  40
         metres. QSL via 4J5T (c/o  Parvana  Hasanova  Fornati,  12584  Eden
         Court, Apple Valley MN 55124, USA). [TNX 4J5T]
5R     - Martti OH2BH, Pertti OH2PM,  Veijo  OH6KN,  Antti  OH7EA  and  Juha
         OH8NC  will  be  active  as  5R8X  from  Antananarivo,   Madagascar
         (AF-013) from 26 October to 10  November,  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest
         included. The operation, which will  be  conducted  in  cooperation
         with Ake (5R8FU), is primarily targeted to  satisfy  global  demand
         on the low bands. OH2PM and OH6KN will dedicate  their  efforts  to
         160 and 80 metres. The team will be  using  a  large  field  and  a
         setup of vertical antennas on all low bands.  Activity  on  30,  17
         and 12 metres will also be provided. [TNX OH2BN]
9A     - Look for  9A/IK3JBP,  9A/IK3MZS,  9A/IW3ILP  and  9A/IZ3QEG  to  be
         active from Sveti Ivan na Pucini Island (EU-110) and lighthouse  on
         1-3 October. They will be QRV on 40, 20 and 17 metres CW  and  SSB.
         [TNX IK3JBP]
C5     - The OM0C Contest Crew will be active as  C50C  and  C52C  from  The
         Gambia on 17-30 November, including a Multi-Multi entry in  the  CQ
         WW DX CW Contest as C5A. Nine  operators  (OK1DIX,  OK1DO,  OK1FFU,
         OK1NY, OK1RI, OK8WW/OM2TW, OM2RA, OM5AW and OM6NM) will run  up  to
         six stations at the same time. QSL for  all  callsigns  via  OM2FY,
         direct or bureau. Further information and updates at www.om0c.com
C9     - David GI4FUM (C91DJ), Gilli GI8MIV  (C91MV),  Tony  G4LDL  (C91DL),
         Glynys G8KWD (C91KW), Dave ZS6AVM (C91AV), Toni ZS6GF  (C91GF)  and
         Daniel  ZS6JR  (C91JR)  will  be  active  from  Bilene,  Mozambique
         between 15 and 31 October. For  the  Jamboree  On  the  Air  (16-17
         October) they will operate  as  C91MS  (Mozambique  Scouts),  while
         during the CW WW  DX  SSB  Contest  they  will  operate  as  C91WW.
         Between these two events they will operate under  their  individual
         callsigns. Most activity will be SSB, although they may be able  to
         do some CW, PSK31 and RTTY. The QSL manager for the  expedition  is
         GI4FUM. Further information at www.3da0ss.net [TNX GI4FUM]
F      - Arnaud, F4FOO and the F6KJG Radio Club will  be  active  as  TM40FO
         from the Foret d'Orient Regional Nature  Park  on  24-26  September
         and again next month (1-3, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31  October).  QSL  via
         F4FOO, direct or bureau. [TNX F4FOO]
F      - Celebrating the 16th World Championships of  Basque  Pelota,  three
         special stations will be active from  25  September  to  1  October
         from the three host cities  of  Pau  (TM16EK),  Oloron-Sainte-Marie
         (TM16EH) and Lescar (TM16EJ). QSL via F6KDU, direct or bureau.
G      - The Cray Valley Radio Society will operate  special  event  station
         GB2BF on 18-19 September as part of "Transmission  2010"  to  raise
         money  for  the  British    Wireless    for    the    Blind    Fund
         (http://www.blind.org.uk/). The more contacts they make,  the  more
         money they raise for BWBF to support the distribution of  specially
         modified radios  for  the  partially  sighted  and  blind.  Further
         information at qrz.com  under  GB2BF.  QSL  via  G4DFI,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX M0MCV]
HI     - David, K3LP will be active as HI7/K3LP from Punta  Cana,  Dominican
         Republic (NA-096) from 24 September to 4  October.  It  will  be  a
         family vacation with activity on the radio  limited  to  the  local
         late evening and early morning hours. QSL via home  call.  [TNX  DX
I      - Special callsign  II0ESA  will  be  aired  from  the  club  station
         located at the European Space Agency (http://www.esa.int)  premises
         in Frascati (Rome) on 18-26 September  for  the  Science  Week  and
         Researchers' Night. QSL via IZ0FEJ. [TNX IZ0FEJ]
I      - Special event station II1IARD will be  active  from  8  UTC  on  25
         September until 13 UTC on the 26th during a reunion of former  crew
         members of the Italian Navy destroyer "Ardito". They  will  operate
         SSB and CW on 20 and 40 metres. QSL via IT9MRM, direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX IT9MRM]
OZ     - Look for OZ/DJ5NN, OZ/DL2LTM and OZ/DL2TG to  be  active  from  Aro
         Island (EU-172) from 25 September to 4 October. They  will  operate
         CW, SSB, FM and PSK on 80-10, 6 and 2 metres. QSL via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PJ5    - Originally announced to go to  Sint  Maarten  [425DXN  993],  Paul,
         K1XM and others now plan to be on St. Eustatius  (NA-145)  on  8-16
         October and to operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres.  QSL  via
         KQ1F. [TNX NG3K]
PJ7    - PJ7E is the callsign that the team on Sint  Maarten  will  use  for
         their 10-day operation scheduled to begin  on  10  October  [425DXN
         1004].  Further  information   and    QSLling    instructions    at
         www.stmaarten2010.com [TNX W8GEX]
S9     - DD2ML, DF1AL, DK1AX, DL2JRM,  DL7VEE,  DM2AYO  and  DM5TI  will  be
         active as S9DX from Ilheu das Rolas  (AF-023),  Sao  Tome  on  4-17
         February 2011. They plan to operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  160-6
         metres with three stations and an emphasis on  the  low  bands,  CW
         and RTTY. QSL via DL1RTL.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
SM    -  Look for SA8C to  be  activated  during  the  Scandinavian Activity
         Contests (see "Good to Know" below). This is the only station  from
         Swedish call area 8, and it is only active during SAC  CW  and  SAC
         SSB. [TNX SM0IMJ]
T7     - Antonio, EA5RM and other six operators from  Spain  (EA1CJ,  EA1KY,
         EA2ABI, EA2RY, EA7AJR and EA7HHV) will participate in the CQ WW  DX
         RTTY Contest as T70A from the  radio  club  of  San  Marino's  IARU
         Society. QSL via  T70A  and  logsearch  at  www.dxfriends.com  [TNX
TA     - TC6CLH will  be  QRV  from  the  lighthouse  at  Cape  Civa  (ARLHS
         TUR-002) on 25-26 September. Activity will concentrate  on  20  and
         40 metres. QSL via TA1HZ (but all of the  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
VE     - Jay, VY1JA will be active in his  spare  time  as  VY0JA  from  CFS
         Alert on Ellesmere Island (NA-008) from 6 October  to  9  November.
         He will operate mainly CW running low  power  into  wire  antennas.
         QSL via N3SL (Japanese stations can go via JA3JM). [TNX N3SL]
VK     - Andrey, VK5MAV plans to be active  from  Flinders  Island  (OC-261)
         between 21 and 28  September.  He  expects  to  operate  either  as
         VK5MAV/5 or under a special callsign on 40, 20, 15 and  10  metres,
         mainly CW. QSL direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
YJ     - George, HA5UK and  Pista,  HA5AO  will  be  active  as  YJ0HA  from
         Vanuatu on 1-15 November [425DXN 993]. Their main QTH  will  be  on
         Efate Island (OC-035), but, depending on "local  circumstances  and
         possibilities", they may also go and operate for one day from  Emae
         Island (OC-111). QSL via  HA5UK.  Bookmark  http://ha5ao.novolab.hu
         for updates.
ZD9    - John, ZS1LF expects to start activity as ZD9GI  from  Gough  Island
         (AF-030) [425DXN 1007] sometime in mid-October. He will  remain  on
         the island for one year as  part  of  the  South  African  National
         Antarctic Programme's expedition team. QSL via ZS1A. [TNX NG3K]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Willi, DJ7RJ will be active from Reunion Island (FR)  from
23 September to 3 October, and then from Nosy Be (AF-057) Madagascar (5R8RJ)
on 4-29 October. He hopes to operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres, possibly 6
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX AA1M]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Sigi, DL7DF  and  his crew  (Wolf/DL4WK,  Rolf/DL7VEE  and
Frank/DL7UFR)  will operate as 9X0SP from Rwanda (26 October-2 November) and
as 9U0A from Burundi (2-11 November). They will be active with two  stations
on 160-10 metres CW and SSB, plus one station dedicated to  RTTY, PSK31  and
SSTV.  QSL  for both callsigns via DL7DF, direct or bureau. More information
and on-line logs at www.dl7df.com

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (August 2010)  is  now  available
at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

DXCC NEWS ---> ZS8M (Marion Island, current  operation)  has  been  approved
for DXCC credit. Those who have had cards rejected for  this  operation  can
e-mail dxcc[@]arrl.org for an update to their DXCC account. Please refer  to
your LoTW account or the  live  daily  listings  for  confirmation  that  an
update has been done. [TNX NC1L]

NA-242 ---> The website for nexts year's K6VVA/KL7 expedition to IOTA  group
NA-242 [425DXN 1007]  can be found at http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na242. Rick,
K6VVA and  Mike, K9AJ  will  be active  from the barrier island offshore the
village  of  Point  Lay  for  three  days  between 21 and 27 July 2011. [TNX

SAC ---> The dates and times for the  Scandinavian  Activity  Contests  2010
CW   18-19 September (12 UTC to 12 UTC)
SSB   9-10 October (12 UTC to 12 UTC)
Please note that the SSB leg has been moved to the second  full  weekend  of
October, in order to avoid  collision  with  the  CQ  WW  RTTY  DX  Contest.
Complete information of the SAC events can be  found  at  http://sactest.net

ZS8M ---> "The construction team is currently completing the  new  base  and
will be departing the island towards the  end  of  November",  Pierre,  ZS8M
says. "Once this happens, I will be installing a SteppIR vertical  and  will
be more active on HF".

SILENT KEYS ---> ARRL Honorary Vice President Hugh  Turnbull,  W3ABC  passed
away on 14 September at 93 years of  age.  Other  recently  reported  Silent
Keys include John David Freiberger (K5OLE), Aleksandr A. Kuz'menko  (RV4LK),
Valentin N. Syomichev (RZ3DK), Irene Wheaton (VE1CF), Geoff  Wilson  (VE1GW)
and William C. Conner (W2GBC).


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3C0C,  3C9B,  3D2M,  3W6C,  4J3M,
4L4WW, 4S7NE, 5B4AIF,  5R8GZ,  5W0OX,  5Z4EE,  7X4AN,  8P3A,  8P9NX,  8Q7CE,
8Q7DV, 9K2YM, 9U1KI, 9U4T, A41MX,  A41NN,  A7/M0FGA,  A71CT,  A71EM,  A92IO,
K7BX/P  (NA-065),  KH0/K2JA,  KH2/N2NL,  MU0FAL,  OD5/DL6SN,  OD5ET,  OV1CDX
(EU-029), PJ4/OK5MM, PY0FF, PY2XB/PY0F,  RA0FU,  RP2F,  RW2F,  T30XG,  T32CI
(OC-281),  T32MI  (OC-279),  T32SI  (OC-280),  T32VI  (OC-282),  TL0A,  TM7T
(EU-039), TR8CA, TX4T, UK8FF, UN7QX, V21ZG, V44KP, V48M, V51AS, VG7G,  VG7V,
ZS8M, ZX8W (SA-060).


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