425 DX News issue #1012

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25 September 2010                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1012
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4O     - Ark, UA4CC will be active as 4O7CC from Becici, Montenegro until  2
         October. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX UA4CC]
5B     - Amateur radio operators in Cyprus are allowed to  use  the  special
         prefix 5B50 on 1-31 October to celebrate the  50th  anniversary  of
         the Republic of Cyprus. [TNX The Daily DX]
9A     - Look for Jan 9A/OK1JK, Ruda 9A/OK1HWS  and  Jiri  9A/OK1IEC  to  be
         active from Lastovo Island (EU-016) and Struga lighthouse  from  26
         September to 2 October. They will operate CW, SSB,  RTTY,  PSK  and
         other digital modes. QSL via home calls. [TNX OK1JK]
CT7    - CT1EJB,  CT2IUK  and  CT2JYX will be active as CR5WFF from  Paul do
         Boquilobo Nature Reserve on 25-26 September. QSL via CT1EJB, direct
         or bureau. [TNX CR5WFF]
I      - Giuseppe, IK5WWA says  he  is  active  as  IC8/IK5WWA  from  Ischia
         Island (EU-031,  IIA  NA-001)  and  various  lighthouses  until  27
I      - Look for  IB0/IZ2ACD  to  be  active  from  the  islands  of  Ponza
         (EU-045, IIA LT-001) and Zannone (EU-045, IIA  LT-012)  between  25
         September and 2 October. Activity will be on 80,  40,  20,  17,  15
         and 10 metres SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.
OK     - Special event station OL61IAC will be active from 27  September  to
         10 October for the 61st International Astronautical Congress to  be
         held in Prague, Czech Republic. Expect activity  on  the  HF  bands
         SSB, CW, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via OK1TIR (but please note  that  all
         of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the  bureau,  LoTW
         and eQSL).
PY     - Look for PY7XC/p to be active from Itamaraca Island  (SA-046)  from
         26 September to 1 October. He will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  digital
         modes on 80-10 metres, with 400 watts and wire  antennas.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX PT7WA]
R1_ant - Mike, RW1AI is currently active as R1ANP  from  Russian  "Progress"
         Station (Antarctica). He plans to operate as  R1ANP/A  from  nearby
         Chinese "Zhongshan" Station in  October  and  November,  using  100
         watts and a vertical antenna. [TNX DX World]
T6     - Terence, K5TLL (T6TL) and John, KD5NOI (T6JC) will be  active  from
         Kandahar, Afghanistan from October to May 2011. T6TL  will  operate
         SSB and digital modes on  40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres using  a
         dipole. QSL T6TL via N4FF or LoTW, QSL T6JC via KD5NOI.
TA     - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active  as  TC2010MVF
         on 24-26 September.  Activity  will  take  place  from  from  Motor
         Vessel Fenerbahce, now a part of the Rahmi M. Koc Museum  dedicated
         to the history of transport, industry and communications.  QSL  via
         TA1HZ (but all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the
         bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
V7     - Yuri Sushkin, N3QQ is planning an  IOTA  operation  to  take  place
         from  the  Marshall  Islands  in  October.  His  current   schedule
         (subject to change, as "travel  in  RMI  is  very  unreliable",  he
         says) is to reach Majuro (OC-029) on 6  October,  then  to  be  QRV
         from  Enewetak  Atoll  (OC-087,  requested  call  V73QQ)  on  12-15
         October, from  Ujelang  Atoll  (OC-278,  new  one,  requested  call
         V73RRC) indicatively between 16 and 19 October and  possibly  again
         from Enewetak on 20-21 October. QSL via N7RO. Yuri is  looking  for
         other operators to join him in this IOTA adverture;  please  e-mail
         n3qq[@]na-234.com if interested  in participating.  The website for
         the expedition is at http://oc-278.ucoz.com/ [TNX JN6RZM and N3QQ]
VP5    - Peppe, I8UZA will  be  active  as  VP5/I8UZA  from  Providenciales,
         Caicos Islands (NA-002) during the months of October and  November.
         He will operate SSB on all bands except 30, 17 and 12  metres,  and
         will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as VP5I on 15  metres.
         QSL via home call. [TNX I8UZA]
W      - Tom AB6Z expects to be active from  San  Clemente  Island  (NA-066)
         between 1 and 28 October. He will operate CW and  some  SSB  on  40
         and 20 metres during his spare time. QSL via K5OAZ. [TNX VA3RJ]
YB    -  Celebrating   the    65th   anniversary   of   Indonesia   Post   &
         Telecommunications, Pri YB0ECT and others will operate as YB65C  on
         25-26 September. Expect activity on  on  80,  40,  20,  15  and  10
         metres CW  and  SSB.  QSL  via  YB1GJS  to  the  ORARI  QSL  Bureau
         (Gjellani  Joostman  Sutama,  P.O.  Box  1096,    Jakarta    10010,
         Indonesia). [TNX YB0ECT]
Z2     - Bob, AC7GP will be active as Z2/AC7GP from Harare, Zimbabwe  during
         a family visit from  30  September  to  1  November.  He  plans  to
         operate SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with 100 watts and  dipoles  mainly  on
         Mondays to Fridays, with activity during the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest.
         QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]

CQ WW DX RTTY CONTEST --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
         participation in this year's event (25-26 September):
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     DXCC               QSL VIA
05     VP9I                       Bermuda              N1HRA
07     HP1DCP        SO LP        Panama              HP1DCP
08     CO8LY         SOAB LP      Cuba                EA7ADH
08     CO8TW         SOAB LP      Cuba                HB9SVT
08     WP3C          SOAB         Puerto Rico          W3HNK
09     PJ2S          M/S          Neth. Antilles       K3MJW
12     CE1W          M/S          Chile                HA1AG
13     CV5D          M/?          Uruguay             CX2ABC
13     LS1D          M/S          Argentina           LW9EOC
14     LX7I          M/2          Luxembourg            LX2A
14     M9W           SOSB         England              M0URX
15     OH0Z          M/S          Aland Isls            W0MM
15     T70A          M/2          San Marino            T70A
15     Z37M          M/?          Macedonia             Z37M
20     5B/UT0U       SOAB HP      Cyprus               RA4LW
20     J49XB         SOSB 15m     Crete                DJ9XB
21     4K3FF         SOSB 40m     Azerbaijan            YL7A
26     XW1B          SO LP        Laos                E21EIC
27     KH2/N2NL      SOAB LP      Guam                  W2YC
32     FO8RZ         SO HP        French Polynesia     F8BPN
33     3V8SS         SOAB LP      Tunisia             IZ8CCW
33     CR3A          M/?          Madeira              CT3EE
33     CR3L          M/2          Madeira              DJ6QT
33     EF8M          SOAB         Canary Isls          UA3DX
33     IH9YMC        SOSB        (African) Italy        eQSL
34     ST2AR         SOAB LP      Sudan                 S53R
34     SU/HA3JB      SOSB 20m     Egypt                HA3JB
35     5N7M          SOAB         Nigeria             OM3CGN
35     6V7X          SOAB         Senegal             IK2FIL
40     JW5X          MO           Svalbard             LA5X
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by  Bill,  NG3K  at  http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2010.html - good contest to
you all!

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

CQ DX MARATHON 2010 ---> Each year CQ Magazine sponsors a challenge to  work
as many countries and zones as possible  in  the  calendar  year.  The  2010
edition of the CQ Magazine DX Marathon  ends  on  31  December.  Certificate
winners and their scores for the 2006 through 2009 Marathons are  listed  on
the DX Marathon website (www.dxmarathon.com), which  includes  also  helpful
hints to avoid common errors, a list of known pirate stations that will  not
likely count for the 2010  Marathon  and  a  DX  Marathon  scoresheet  as  a
template on Google Docs. Updates for the DX Marathon  due  to  the  upcoming
changes in the Netherlands Antilles will be announced by CQ  Magazine.  [TNX

DXCC NEWS ---> A52J (Bhutan, 2010  operation),  ZD9HGW  (Tristan  da  Cunha,
1999 Operation) and ZL7/N7OU (Chatham  Island,  2009  Operation)  have  been
approved for DXCC credit. If you had cards from these operations  that  were
rejected, please send a note to dxcc@arrl.org to have your  record  updated.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ---> On 23 September the ARRL Awards  Committee  issued
the following statement on the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles:
"To clarify the administrative process by which the anticipated  changes  to
the two existing Netherlands Antilles DXCC entities will be made,  the  ARRL
Awards Committee has determined that at 0400Z (12:00 AM local  time  in  the
islands) on 10 October 2010, the two Netherland Antilles DXCC entities  will
be deleted.
Commencing at 0400Z (12:00 AM local time) on  10  October,  2010,  operation
from the islands of Curacao, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Saba, and  St  Eustatius
will count for a yet-to-be-determined number of new entities under the  DXCC
List Criteria, and Political Entities,  Rule  1  and/or  Rule  2  Geographic
Separation Entities. When the Awards Committee determines  what  Rule  1  or
Rule 2 actions  apply,  it  will  announce  the  final  disposition  of  the
entities on the DXCC list.
The DXCC desk will not accept confirmations for  these  new  entities  until
after 1 January, 2011".

QSL 5V7TT ---> Cards for  the  10-23  October  DXpedition  to  Togo  can  be
requested one of three ways: direct through the Online  QSL  Request  System
at http://www.i2ysb.com/; traditional direct mail to I2YSB  (Silvano  Borsa,
Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara PV, Italy);  via  G6BMY  for  bureau  cards
only.  The  forum  for  the  DXpedition  is   now    up    and   running  at
http://www.hamradioweb.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=52 [TNX IK7JWY]

QSL PX8J & PX8L ---> All of the direct and online requests  received  as  of
15 September were mailed on 21 September. Requests received between  16  and
29 September will be mailed on the 30th. Future requests will be  mailed  on
a weekly basis (on Mondays). [TNX PY7ZY]

ZL POSTAL RATES ---> Postal rates in  New  Zealand  will  rise  effective  1
October. Basically, International Air Mail will be NZD 2.40 (USD  1.76)  and
International Economy will be NZD 1.90 (USD 1.40). A  Rate  Finder  tool  is
available on New Zealand Post's website (http://www.nzpost.co.nz/) [TNX  The
Daily DX]

+ SILENT KEY + Manfred Reichert, DF1IK passed away  on  22  September  of  a
heart attack. He was 60 years old and was very active from Saudi Arabia,  as
an operator at HZ1AB and then (December 2004-May 2008)  under  his  personal
callsign HZ1IK.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3G1TUW      CE1TUW      CN8WL       EA7FTR      OE50AJT     OE7AJT
3G200PCG    XQ7UP       CO4SM       HA3JB       OE50FQU     OE3FQU
3G6CS       CE6CS       CR6A        CT1GFK      OE50HCE     OE5HCE
3Z0VV       SP8KKM      CX7CO       WB3CDX      OE50VIE     OE4VIE
4K3FF       YL7A        D2QV        UT0EA       OH0R        OH2PM
4L1MA       ON4RU       E51USA      E51CG       OJ0W        OH3WS
4L1UN       EA7FTR      E79D        E77E        OX6YL       OZ7AGR
4L2M        EA7FTR      EK3SA       DJ1CW       OZ0AV       DL8AAV
4L6AM       EA7FTR      EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      P49X        W0YK
4L8A        K1BV        EL2DT       EL2FM       PA35BQC     PA1AT
4L9QQ       UR9QQ       EM75LWY     UR4LWY      PD6MILL     PD7BZ
4O50A       4O3A        EO5JFF      UY7IQ       PG6N        PA7DA
4O7CC       UA4CC       EO90GKP     UR8GM       PJ2DX       W0CG
4X4NJ       WA4WTG      ER3WFF      ER3GS       PY2MTV      M0OXO
5B4AIF      EB7DX       ER4DX       RA4LW       R630KB      R3PW
5B8AD       W3HNK       EW6DX       EB7DX       RK3AWL      W3HNK
5Z4EE       NV7E        EW6GB       IK2QPR      S21B        KX7YT
5Z4ES       K3IRV       EW6GF       DL8KAC      S50PTUJ     S59DJK
6V7X        IK2FIL      EX8VZ       RW6HS       SP0DSMW     SQ6NTM
7S6S/0      M0XXA       F/OR2T      ON4ATW      SX25HQL     SV2HQL
7V2PI       EA5FL       FY8DK       F5TJP       SX25JMF     SV1JMF
8P55AW      8P6AW       GB2BCL      G0AXJ       T88KH       JH3KEA
8P9LJ       G0OPA       GB2BF       G4DFI       T88NA       JK1FNL
8Q7SO       JK1KSB      GB2MUL      2W0VAG      T88TB       JH3QFL
8R9USA      8R1AK       GB70BRS     G8BHC       TA4CW       F8CVR
9J2AH       EA7FTR      HK6DOS      EA5KB       TM1MAD      F5KLJ
9J2BO       G3TEV       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      TM2NN       F5KTU
9K2GS       EA5KB       II0ESA      IZ0FEJ      TM40BCN     F5HMS
9K2YM       EA5KB       J28RO       F8DFP       TM5BATZ     F5IRC
9M2ADX      JH8PHT      J43DIG      DL8JS       TM5GRAC     F5KTR
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       JA1NLX/VK4  JA1NLX      TS7TI       I8LWL
9Y4W        DL4MDO      JT70AS      JT1AS       UN3F        EA5KB
A41OF       NI5DX       JW7XK       LA7XK       UN9PQ       IK2QPR
A52J        JA1TRC      K0FRI/KH2   JA3FRI      VK3MO       WA9BXB
A61ZZ       IZ8CLM      K6P         KM6HB       VQ9LA       N0QM
A62ER       IZ8CLM      KH6MB       AI4U        W7S         AC7DX
A65BR       UA9AB       KP4ED       EB7DX       WH2CW       JK1IAS
AH2DV       JJ1QXG      LU1ZA       LU4DXU      WP4NEG      EB7DX
AO2GPA      EA2AK       LU1ZD       LU4DXU      YB0AZ       W7TSQ
BY4SA       BD4SN       LW5DFR      EA5RD       YN2EE       K4UEE
C91IW       ZS1WY       LW5ER       EA5RD       YN2GM       GM3YTS
C91JE       N9MDH       LX8RTTY     LX1DA       YN2N        TI2OHL
C91UA       ZS5UA       LZ170SK     LZ2VP       YN2SXW      G3SXW
CE200BC     CE3WDH      LZ180PH     LZ2VP       YP2GEO      YO2KAR
CE2WZ       W3HNK       MS0SCG      M0SCG       YS1MAE      W3HNK
CE4UJU      XQ4CW       N1Y         W2SBL       ZL7J        JH1HRJ

A71/JY5FX Jamal Rayyan, Alfardan Garden, Al Hilal, Doha 23123, Qatar
EA5FL     Jose Miguel Moncho Alcaraz, Apartado Postal 252, 03700 Denia
          (Alicante), Spain
EL2FM     Joe Brown, 2 Orbel Street, London, SW11 3NZ, United Kingdom
I8LWL     Leopoldo D'Avino, Ufficio Castellammare di Stabia, Casella
          Postale 60, 80053 Castellammare di Stabia NA, Italy
JA1NLX    Akira Yoshida, 1238-23 Kogasaga, Machida-shi, Tokyo, 194-0014,
JH1HRJ    Kazuaki Oya, 2-6-19 Hinataoka, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
          254-0905, Japan
JJ5GMJ    Hiro Higuchi, 3028-9 Kanzaki-machi Motohori, Kanzaki-shi,
          Saga-ken, 842-0003, Japan
JY7P      The Royal Jordanian Radio Amateurs Society, P.O. Box 2353, Amman
          11181, Jordan
N0QM      Larry Arneson, 705 Rhodes Ave, Grandview MO 64030, USA
OZ7AGR    Inger Lundin, Plantagevej 9, 2680 Solroed Strand, Denmark


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