425 DX News issue #1015

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16 October 2010                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1015
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                  >>> FOUR NEW DXCC ENTITIES ANNOUNCED <<<                  

The dissolution of the Netherland Antilles has caused changes  to  the  DXCC
List. As per the DXCC rules, the two Netherland Antilles DXCC entities  will
be deleted and  moved to the  Deleted Entities List.  Four new entities will
be added to the DXCC List: (1) Curacao; (2) Sint Maarten;  (3) Saba and Sint
Eustatius, and (4) Bonaire.  The event date and  time for these changes will
be 0400 UTC, October, 10 2010.  Confirmations for these new entities will be
accepted for credit starting  January 1, 2011.  Other administrative changes
and  actions  will  be  announced  as they are finalized.  [www.arrl.org, 13
October 2010]

                      >>> NEW IOTA GROUP ANNOUNCED <<<                      

Following today's ARRL announcement of four new DXCC entities in the  former
Netherlands Antilles we can now announce IOTA's position.  Curacao will,  in
accordance  with  IOTA rule  E.5.5 (Island DXCC entity group),  become a new
IOTA  group  with  the  reference number SA-099, operative from 0400 UTC, 10
October 2010.  Contacts made prior  to that time/date will continue to count
for SA-006.  Bonaire remains as a valid island within  SA-006,  so  its IOTA
status  will not change.  There will  also be no IOTA group number change to
Sint Maarten  NA-105 or  Saba and  Sint Eustatius NA-145, islands split from
each  other  long  ago in accordance  with IOTA rules. [TNX G3KMA, RSGB IOTA
Manager, 13 October 2010]

5X     - Alan, G3XAQ will be visiting Kampala, Uganda from 14 November to  1
         December. He will operate CW only on the HF bands  as  5X1XA,  with
         100W and a small beam. He will participate  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
         Contest as a single band entrant, probably on 20  metres.  QSL  via
         G3SWH. [TNX G3XAQ]
8Q     - Jim, G3VDB  will  be  active  again  as  8Q7EJ  from  the  Maldives
         (AS-013)  from  24  October  for  two  weeks.  "Subject  to   hotel
         permission", he  says,  "I  hope  to  be  active  for  intermittent
         holiday operation during that period mostly on  20m  CW".  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
9Q     - Christian, CX2CC  is  working  for  the  United  Nations  in  Goma,
         Democratic Republic of the Congo for one year. He plans to  operate
         SSB, digital modes and QRS CW as 9Q5OAR on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home  call  (Christian  Cardarello,  Avenida  Italia  3319,   11600
         Montevideo, Uruguay). Cards will be replied "after January 2012".
9Q     - Celebrating  the  50th  anniversary  of  the  indipendende  of  the
         Democratic Republic of the  Congo,  Patrick  ON4HIL,  Theo  ON4ATW,
         Marc ON6CC, Luc ON4IA, Wim ON4CIT and Ronald PA3EWP will be  active
         as 9Q50ON on 3-13 December. They will operate SSB and CW on  160-10
         metres. QSL via ON4BR, direct or bureau.  Further  information  can
         be found at www.9q50on.be [TNX NG3K]
9X     - Rudi, DK7PE will be active as 5X0CW from Kampala,  Uganda  from  27
         October to 3 November.  He  will  use  a  jumper  beam  fror  40-10
         metres: "I'll stay in downtown Kampala and expect some local  QRM",
         he says, but he will give 80 and 160 metres a try. QSL  via  DK7PE.
         [TNX DK7PE]
C5     - Filip, ON4TA will be active  as  C56FR  from  The  Gambia  from  21
         October to 11 November. He will operate SSB on  17  and  20  metres
         with 100 watts and simple wire antennas, but he also plans to  give
         6m, 2m and 70cm a try using Yagi antennas. QSL  via  ON4TA,  bureau
E5_sc  - Bill, N7OU will be active again as E51NOU from Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands between 18 October and 13 November. He  will  be
         QRV on 40-10 metres during his spare time. QSL via N7OU.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
F      - The Association des Radioamateurs de la  Cote  d'Emeraude  will  be
         active as TM0RDR from 22 October to 2 November for the ninth  Route
         du Rhum,  the  3000-mile  single-handed  transatlantic  yacht  race
         between St-Malo (France)  and  Pointe-a-Pitre  (Guadeloupe).  Plans
         are to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on all  bands  with  three
         stations. QSL via F4FJH. [TNX F8REF]
FM     - Andy, DL3GA is active as TO3GA from Martinique  (NA-107)  until  20
         October, including an entry in the Worked All  Germany  CW  Contest
         this weekend. QSL via DL3GA. [TNX NG3K]
H40    - Peter, DG1FK (H40FK) and Sigi, DK9FN (H40FN) will operate  CW,  PSK
         and RTTY from Nendo Island (OC-100) Temotu from 21  December  to  3
         January. They will  have  two  stations  with  amplifiers,  a  wire
         pyramid for 160, 80 and 40m and a 2-element beam  for  30-10m.  QSL
         H40FK via DG1FK, QSL H40FN via HA8FW.
HB0    - A Rhein Ruhr DX  Association  group  of  operators  (DF7EF,  DG3EX,
         DJ2YE, DL6EAQ, DL6KAC, DL8DAW, DL8EAQ, DO2RE,  HB9DOD  and  HB9LCW)
         will will be active Triesenberg, Liechtenstein from 27  October  to
         4 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest  as
         HB0/HB9AON (Multi-Multi), with  a  target  of  7,000  QSOs  and  10
         million points. [TNX DK8EY]
HL     - The Busan DX Club will be active as 6M0V/5 from Suu-do (AS-081)  on
         23-24 October. QSL to 6M0V, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
I      - IK2SNG, IK3AES, IK4ALM, IK4RQJ, IK4XCL, IZ4AMS and IZ4BBF  will  be
         active on all bands and modes as II4PI  from  Scanno  di  Piallazza
         (EU-155) on 21-24 October. QSL via IK4ALM. [TNX IZ4BBF]
I      - Special station II1IANS will be active during the Science  Festival
         to be held in Genova from 29  October  to  9  November.  Operations
         will take place from the museum  submarine  "Nazario  Sauro",  with
         main activity on 30-31 October and 6-7 November. QSL  via  eQSL  or
         through http://eurobureauqsl.org/ [TNX IW1PRT]
OX     - The IOTA  expedition  to  Tasiilaq/Ammassalik  (NA-151),  Greenland
         [425DXN 993] is confirmed to take  place  on  20-30  October.  Gabi
         DF9TM, Heiko DL1RTL, Frank DL2SWW and Ric DL2VFR will be active  as
         OX/homecall on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY with two  high  power
         stations. QSL OX/DF9TM and OX/DL2SWW via DL2SWW, QSL OX/DL1RTL  via
         DL1RTL,  QSL  OX/DL2VFR  via  DL2VFR  (direct,  bureau  and  LoTW).
         Further information can be found at www.na-151.de [TNX DX World]
SU     - Special event station SU8JOTA will be  activated  by  the  Egyptian
         Radio  Amateurs  Society  for  Development  (ERASD)  at  the  Cairo
         International Scout Center during the  53rd  Jamboree  On  The  Air
         (16-17 October). Activity  will  be  on  all  amateurs  bands,  160
         metres included, CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL  direct  to  SM5AQD.
         [TNX Southgate ARC]
T31    - An  international  team   will   activate  Kanton  Island  (Central
         Kiribati, OC-043) for nine days in mid April  2011.  An  additional
         day may be added depending on  the  sailing  time  to  the  island.
         Transportation has been arranged, all  licenses  are  assigned  and
         the permit is in its final stage of processing. There will  be  six
         stations, 160 through 10 (SSB,  CW  and  RTTY).  There  are  a  few
         berths available on the boat. For those interested in  joining  the
         team, please contact  W2IJ  at  kanton[@]t31a.com  for  details.  A
         website is under construction at www.t31a.com [TNX NG3K]
T32    - The Five Star DXers Association of 9M0C, D68C, 3B9C and  3B7C  fame
         will conduct a major DXpedition to  Kiritimati  (Christmas  Island,
         OC-024), Eastern Kiribati in September-October 2011. A  very  large
         group of experienced operators  from  13  different  DXCC  entities
         will be active as  T32C  (requested  callsign)  on  all  bands  and
         modes, with up to 16 stations on the air,  using  amplifiers  along
         with monoband beams and vertical dipole arrays,  24  hours  a  day,
         for  almost  four  weeks,  including  four  weekends.  The  primary
         objective is to give as many DXers  as  possible  a  first  contact
         with this rare DXCC entity and, as a secondary objective,  to  give
         as many band-slots as possible. At this  time  the  organizers  are
         seeking  contributions  from  sponsors  to  help  defray  the  very
         significant logistics costs of this DXpedition. Details on  how  to
         donate and further information can be found  at  www.t32c.com  [TNX
T8     - Tom, DL2OBO (www.dl2obo.com) will be active holiday style as  T88DL
         from Koror (OC-009), Palau from 24 October to 1 November.  He  will
         operate CW  and  SSB  (including  activity  during  the  CQ  WW  DX
         Contest) during his evening/night hours using the equipment at  the
         Palau Pacific  Resort  complemented  with  new  verticals  he  will
         build, "since the hotel only has low dipoles  for  80m  and  160m".
         QSL via DL2OBO. [TNX DL2OBO]
TY     - Mario, DL2UX, is active as TY1JB from Benin until  28  October.  He
         has been spotted mainly on 15  metres,  but  he  has  antennas  for
         40-10m. QSL via home call, direct or via bureau. [TNX DX World]
V7     - The 15-19 October V73RRC IOTA expedition to Ujelang Atoll  (OC-278)
         [425DXN 1014] has been postponed. Yuri, N3QQ  says  he  will  leave
         amplifier, generator and antennas on Enewetak in anticipation of  a
         new attempt, to take place  possibly  in  late  November  or  early
VE     - Jay, VY1JA became active as VY0JA [425DXN 1011] on 13  October.  He
         operates CW only from CFS Alert on Ellesmere  Island  (NA-008).  On
         weekdays normal hours of operation are 22.00-01.00 UTC,  with  more
         activity planned during the weekends. Operations  are  expected  to
         end on 17 November (early UTC hours) at the latest.  QSL  via  N3SL
         (Japanese stations can go via JA3JM).
VE     - Rob, VE7RSV will  be  active  as  VE7RSV/p  from  Broughton  Island
         (NA-091) during the W/VE Islands QSO  Party  (from  16  UTC  on  23
         October through 23.59 UTC on the 24th). QSL directo to  home  call.
         Complete  information  on  the  QSO  Party  can   be    found    at
         www.usislands.org [TNX VA3RJ]
XU     - Look for XU7KOH to be active  on  all  bands  and  modes  from  Koh
         Russei (AS-133) on 6-9 November.  The  operators  will  be  XU7ACY,
         XU7ADV, XU7AJV and XU7KOH. QSL via ON7PP. [TNX ON7PP]
YN     - Jeff, N6GQ will be active as YN2AA  from Nicaragua from 27  October
         to 1 November, including a SOAB HP  entry  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via NN3W. [TNX N6GQ]
ZL7    - Hiro, JF1OCQ will be active as ZL1WY/ZL7 from the Chatham   Islands
         (OC-038) on 2-9 December. He will operate on 160-6 metres  CW,  SSB
         and digital modes, with a focus on  160  and  6  metres  (breakable
         beacon on 50117 kHz). QSL via JF1OCQ. [TNX JF1OCQ]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Cory, N1WON will be active as KP2/N1WON  (QSL  via  home
call) from the US Virgin Islands (NA-106) until 19 October, and as VP5/N1WON
(QSL  via home call)  from Providenciales,  Caicos  Islands (NA-002) from 21
October to 3 November.  He will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest with
the VP5DX team (QSL via NU4Y).

                         *** 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  (September  2010)  is  now
available at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

groups operating this week  from  the  'new'  DX  entities  created  by  the
breakup  of  the  Netherlands  Antilles",  Richard  Moseson    (W2VU)  says,
"questions  have  arisen  regarding  their  status  for  CQ  DX  awards  and
- CQ DX AWARDS: The previous entities of the  Leeward  Islands (PJ2/PJ4) and
Windward Islands (PJ5/PJ6/PJ7) were deleted as of 9 October,  and  four  new
entities became active on 10 October. Confirmations for contacts  made  with
the new entities - Curacao (PJ2),  St.  Maarten  (PJ7),  Bonaire  (PJ4)  and
Saba/St. Eustatius (PJ5/6) - will be accepted for CQ award credit  effective
- NEW MULTIPLIERS IN THE CQWW: The country multiplier list for  the CQ World
Wide DX Contest (SSB on 30-31 October and CW on 27-28 November) is based  on
a combination of the ARRL's  DXCC  list  and  the  DARC's  WAE  (Worked  All
Europe) list. The four newly born DXCC Entities will each count as  separate
country multipliers in the CQWW.
- DX MARATHON: Competitors in the 2010 CQ  DX Marathon who worked any of the
islands  before  10/10/10, get  credit  for  either the  Windward or Leeward
Islands, as appropriate. Hams who work  them again on or after 10/10/10 will
get additional  credit  for the  new entities,  providing  a maximum of  six
country credits for working the islands in 2010.

+ SILENT KEYS +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Antoine  Baldeck
(F6FNU) and Robert Thiery (F6CRT), who passed away in late  August.  He  was
active as 5A1FB from Lybia (1954-57), FQ8HO and TT8AF  from  Chad  (1958-61)
and 6W8DI from Senegal (1961-63).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8DB, 3C0C, 3C9B, 3D2II,  3XM6JR,
4L0A,  4S7NE,  5N50K,  5V7DX,  5Z4/IZ2DPX,  7P8JK,  7S6W   (EU-043),  9A2ZRS
(EU-110), 9H3X, 9K2YM, 9M2CNC, 9M2GCN/6, 9M6JC,  9U2T,  9U4T,  9X0TL,  9Y4D,
A33A (OC-049  and  OC-123),  A41LD,  A43MI  (AS-014),  A65BD,  A71A,  AO5GL,
AT10BP, AT60MY,  C6ANM,  C91LW,  CO4SM,  CX/N3BNA,  D2EB,  DU9/DL5SDF,  E4X,
(EU-140), OH9AA/P (EU-126), OX1JA, P29VEK  (OC-008),  PR5D,  PX8J  (SA-041),
R1ANB, RA9LI/0 (AS-086), RP2F, S79BWW, SG3U,  SI0TA/2  (EU-139),  SP1/DL5AXX
(EU-132), T2A, T30GM, TF/DF6QV (EU-071), V31YY, V85TL,  VP5/W5CW,  VP9/N4SF,
YU40AF, YU40ED,ZB3B, ZF2UL, ZP6/N3BNA, ZS8M, ZW8B (SA-025).


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