425 DX News issue #1025

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25 December 2010                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1025
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                      *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                      * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                      *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                      *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

3D     - Juha/OH1LEG, Kari/OH3RB and Tuomo/OH8KXK have been active as  3D2RB
         from Nadi (OC-016), Fiji Islands (not Rotuma!) since  20  December.
         They are expected to remain there until 5 January. QSL  via  OH3RB.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
6W     - Francis, F6BLP will be active holiday style as 6W7SK  from  Senegal
         on 8-21 January. He will operate mainly CW on 17,  20,  30  and  40
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  [TNX  F6AJA
         and Les Nouvelles DX]
9L     - The dates for the 9L5MS operation from Sierra Leone  [425DXN  1005]
         are 15 March-4 April. Arie/PA3A, Arie/PA3AN,  Ad/PA8AD,  Bas/PD0CAV
         and Dickson, EL2DT will operate on 160-6 metres 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 (plus LoTW one year  after  the  expedition).  An  OQRS  for
         direct  cards  will  be  available  on  the  expedition's  website.
         Further  information  on  the   project    can    be    found    at
9Q     - Barney, ZS6TQ is operating as 9Q0HQ/6 from the Democratic  Republic
         of the Congo until 11 January. He is QRV on 40,  20,  15,10  and  6
         metres, SSB, CW and PSK-31,  during  the  weekends  and  some  days
         after 18 UTC. QSL via K3IRV. [TNX K3IRV]
CY0    - The tentative dates for the third attempt at operating  from  Sable
         Island (NA-063)  are  7-15  March.  The  operators  will  be  Randy
         N0TG/CY0, Ron AA4VK/CY0 and Murray WA4DAN/CY0. Further  information
         and updates at www.cy0dxpedition.com [TNX NG3K]
HA     - Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth  of  Franz  Liszt,
         the renowned  Hungarian  composer  and  virtuoso  pianist,  special
         event callsign HG200LST will be  used  between  1  January  and  31
         December 2011 by a group of operators from the city of  Janoshalma.
         QSL via HA5GY. [TNX HA0HW]
HS     - Eddy, ON4AFU will be leaving Belgium on 9  January  for  a  3-month
         stay in Thailand, with a side trip to Cambodia (see XU below).  His
         main QTH in Thailand will be  Pathui,  where  he  will  operate  as
         HS0ZJF. From 20 January  to  20  February  he  will  be  active  as
         HS0ZJF/8 from two different islands (Samui and Tao) in  IOTA  group
         AS-101, while on 22-28 February he expects to be  QRV  as  HS0ZJF/9
         from IOTA groups  AS-126.  Dates  may  change  according  to  local
         circumstances. QSL via ON4AFU, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
I      - Special station IA7MM will be active throughout 2011  to  celebrate
         the 150th anniversary of the Italian Navy. QSL via IZ7AUH.  Further
         information at http://ia7mm.iz7auh.net [TNX IZ7AUH]
I      - Fred IK7JWX (SSB), Vincenzo I7PXV (SSB  and  CW)  and  Mike  IK7FPX
         (SSB) will operate as IO7DAI from  the  abbeys  of  Lecce  and  its
         province between 1 January and 31 March.  QSL  via  IK7JWX,  bureau
         preferred. Information on the Italian Abbeys Award  (Diploma  delle
         Abbazie Italiane) can be found at www.aribusto.it/dai_rules.htm
KH0    - Kan, JE1SCF will be active as KU2F/KH0  from  the  Mariana  Islands
         from 29 December to 1 January. He will  operate  holiday  style  on
         40-10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via JE1SCF,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
OA     - Martijn, PA3GFE will be active as OA4/PA3GFE  from Peru between  28
         December and 28 January. He will operate  holiday  style  on  40-15
         metres (possibly on 80 metres as well) using mainly CW and  digital
         modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
PA     - VERON Section 54 (Etten-Leur) celebrates its  30th  anniversary  in
         2011 and a number of special prefixed  callsigns  will  be  in  use
         between 1 January through 31 December: PA30ATG  (QSL  via  PA0ATG),
         PA30BR  (PA1BR),  PA30CPA  (PA1CPA),  PA30CVD   (PA2CVD),    PA30DD
         (PA9DD), PA30EBP  (PA3EBP),  PA30GBI  (PA3GBI),  PA30JSB  (PA5JSB),
         PA30LOU (PA0LOU), PD30GWF (PD1GWF), PH30B  (PH1B)  PI30ETL  (PI4ETL
         club station, QSL via PA1CPA). Details on the  relevant  award  can
         be found at http://a54.veron.nl/award [TNX PA1BR]
V5     - Ulmar, DK1CE will be  active  as  V5/DK1CE  from  Namibia  from  26
         December to 6 January. He will operate CW only  on  160-10  metres.
         QSL via homecall (bureau) or DH3WO (direct). [TNX NG3K]
XU     - Eddy, ON4AFU will be active  again  as  XU7AFU  from  Kampong  Som,
         Cambodia between 5 and 15 March. If circumstances  allow,  he  will
         also be active as XU7KOH from Koh Russei (AS-133) during that  time
         frame. QSL XU7AFU via ON4AFU, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
YB     - Dani, YB2TJV and several other operators will be active on  all  HF
         bands and modes as  YE2H  from  Klirong  Lighthouse  (Java  Island,
         OC-021) between 28 December and 4 January. QSL via  YB2TJV,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX YB2TJV]

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

ICELAND ---> Jonas Bjarnason  (TF2JB),  President  of  the  Icelandic  Radio
Amateurs (IRA), reports that the Icelandic Post and  Telecom  administration
has extended access to the 500 kHz  (493-510  kHz),  70  MHz  (70.000-70.200
MHz) and 5 MHz bands by two  years,  until  31  December  2012.  As  for  60
metres, TF operators have been granted 150 kHz (5360-5410  kHz)  instead  of
the previous eight fixed channels, but the maximun power  allowed  has  been
reduced from 200 to 100 watts.

LOTW ---> ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW) is once  again  accepting  DXCC
and WAS applications. The system had  been  down  earlier  this  week  while
undergoing testing before adding capabilities to apply for awards  based  on
Maidenhead grid squares, such as the VHF/UHF Century Club awards (VUCC)  and
the Fred Fish Memorial Award. Testing for the addition  of  these  functions
is still ongoing.

QSL VIA IK2QPR ---> Paolo is the QSL manager (direct  and  bureau)  for  the
following, currently active stations: EK3AA,  EK3GM,  EU6MM,  EW6BN,  EW6GB,
UN7FET, UN7FW, UN7JX, UN8FE and UN9PQ. Also, the logs for his operations  as
FO/IK2QPR, HR9/IK2QPR, IU2ANT, IU2IPY, V25PR and VP5/IK2QPR are still  open.

WCA ---> Effective 1 January, the certificates for both  the  World  Castles
Award and COTA-Russia will be available either  printed  and  in  electronic
format (free of charge). Details can  be  found  at  http://www.wcagroup.org

+ SILENT KEYS +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Otto  W.  Morroy
(PZ1AC), Vladimir V. Terent'ev (RU1AX) and Claude H. Chambers (ZL3ACC).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  4L5O,  4O50A,  5B50AIF,  5N6EAM,
5V7TT, 5Z4FM, 6Y5WJ,  7Z1TT,  8R1RPN,  9G5SG,  9L0W,  9M2MT,  9M6BG,  9Q0AR,
9V1SV, A43DI (AF-112),  A43GI  (AF-119),  A43HI  (AF-010),  A73A,  AB5EB/KL0
(NA-158), AO1DX/5 (EU-093), BU2AQ, C21DL, C91WW, E51NOU,  EY7AD,  FJ/SM5ENX,
FK8CP, FP/KV1J, FWD2A, GM3PYE/P (EU-111), GS3PYE/P (EU-010), HC1HC,  HI3TEJ,
OA1F,  OA4SS,  OG5A  (EU-140),  P40L,  PJ2/DF7ZS,    PJ2/K2NV,    PJ2/K2TQC,
PJ5/SP6EQZ, PJ5/SP6IXF,  PJ6A,  PJ7/K4UWH,  PJ7E,  PJ7MF,  R3GM/1  (EU-082),
R6AF/P  (EU-185),  S52WW,  T6MB,  TC03W  (AS-154),  TC07DX  (AS-115),  TM5KD
(EU-068), TO7ZG, TS7TI/p (AF-091),  TY5ZR,  UA0FUA  (AS-025),  V26B,  V47KP,
VE7DP/7  (NA-061  and  NA-118),  VE8EV/p  (NA-129),  VP2E/W1UE,  VP2M/AA4NC,
VP2MDG, VP5NC, VP8DMH (AN-001), VP9MT, VQ9LA, VY0X (NA-208), XU7TZG,  XV2RZ,


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