425 DX News issue #1027

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08 January 2011                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1027
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Josep, EA3BT and Nuria, EA3WL  will  be  active  as  3B8/EA3BT  and
         3B8/EA3WL from Mauritius Island (AF-049)  on  23-29  January.  They
         will operate SSB and digital modes, plus some CW, on 40-10  metres.
         QSL  via  EA3BT.  A  web  page  including  log  search  is    under
         construction at http://ea3bt.ure.es. [TNX EA3BT]
5H     - Maurizio, IK2GZU will be active from Ilembula,  Tanzania  (callsign
         TBA) from 2 February to 8 March, while  doing  volunteer  work  for
         the local mission. He will operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  using  the
         mission's 3-element tribander fixed to Europe,  plus  verticals  or
         dipoles "for the other bands" (160m and 80m are unlikely). QSL  via
         IK2GZU (bureau preferred) and LoTW. Log search and an  on-line  QSL
         request form will be  avilable  at  www.buffoli-pm.it/ [TNX IK2GZU]
8P     - "The Daily DX" Editor, Bernie McClenny (W3UR) and his  father  Tony
         (N3ME) will be active  from  Barbados  (NA-021)  in  late  January.
         Bernie will operate as 8P9UR (26 January-2 February) and Tony  will
         operate as 8P9ME (26 January-14 February);  both  will  be  QRV  in
         their spare time on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and  RTTY.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q     - Andy, G7COD is  active  again  as  8Q7AK  from  North  Male  Atoll,
         Maldives (AS-013) until 16 January. He is QRV in his spare time  on
         80-10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
9M8    - John, 9M6XRO, and Steve, 9M6DXX, will operate as 9M6XRO/8 (CW)  and
         9M8Z/p (SSB) respectively from Pulau Satang  Besar  (OC-165),  East
         Malaysia from 25 February until early UTC on the  28th.  They  will
         run two stations with linear amplifiers to a Hexbeam and  verticals
         located on the ocean. QSL for both callsigns via M0URX  (direct  or
         bureau), and LoTW.  Alternatively,  QSLs  may  be  requested  using
         M0URX's OQRS form at www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form [TNX 9M6DXX]
A6     - Gerry, VE6LB will operate as A6/VE6LB from Dubai  from  12  January
         to 9 February. It will be a "part time  holiday  style  operation",
         mainly CW with some digital, running 100 watts and  a  40-10  G5RV.
         QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX VE6LB]
CE     - Didier, F6DXE is travelling through Chilean call  areas  CE7,  CE6,
         CE4, CE5 and CE3 until 20 January. He is QRV daily for one hour  or
         so, especially when the propagation favours Europe;  look  for  him
         on CW (7025 and 14025 kHz) and SSB (7140, 14205,  21250  and  28450
         kHz). QSL via home call. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
CN     - Mounaim  CN8QY,  Leopoldo  I8LWL  (5C2L),  Ruggero  IK2PZC  (5C2P),
         Alfredo IK7JWX (5C2J) and Simon IZ7ATN (5C2SG) will  be  active  as
         CN2LWL (QSL via I8LWL) from Herne Island (AF-068) between 1  and  5
         February. Some team members might also  go  and  operate  from  the
         National Park of Dakhla using their  5C  callsigns  (QSL  via  home
         call). Look for updates to be posted to www.i8lwl.it [TNX IK7JWX]
D2     - Laci, OM5AM will be active as D2AM from  Luanda,  Angola  until  17
         March. So far he has been QRV on 20 metres RTTY and  SSB.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
DU_spr - The DX0DX team is still stuck in  Palawan,  Philippines.  Hopefully
         they will be able to depart for Thitu Island (Pagasa)  on  Saturday
         or  Sunday,  with  "activity  potentially  delayed  until   Monday,
         January 10th". In the meanwhile, some team members  have  withdrawn
         from the expedition. [TNX DX World]
DU    -  After  participating  in  the  DX0DX  DXpedition  to  the   Spratly
         Islands,  Christian EA3NT  and  Bjorn SM0MDG  will  be  active   as
         DU1/EA3NT and DU1/SM0MDG  from  Tablas  Island  (OC-244)  on  17-21
         January. They will operate CW and SSB on 40, 20 and 17 metres.  QSL
         for both via EA3NT. [TNX DX World]
F      - Francois, F8DVD  will  be  active  as  TM8AAW  on  12-28  February,
         including the 8th Antarctic  Activity  Week  (21-27  February).  He
         will operate on 40-10 metres mostly CW from his home QTH in  Macon,
         France. QSL via home call, direct or bureau .  Further  information
         at http://tm8aaw.monsite-orange.fr [TNX F8DVD]
H44    - Once again Bernhard, DL2GAC (H44MS) will spend three months in  the
         Solomon Islands, between 13 January and 12 April. He  will  operate
         SSB from Honiara, Guadalcanal (OC-047) with a  2-element  beam  for
         20, 17, 15, 12 and  10m,  dipoles  for  40  and  80m  and  maybe  a
         vertical for 160m. QSL via DL2GAC. [TNX The Daily DX]
HH     - The Radio Club  d'Haiti  will  activate  special  callsign  4V1  in
         remembrance of those who lost their  lives  during  the  earthquake
         that stroke Haiti on 12 January  2010.  Activity  will  take  place
         from different  locations  at  various  times  between  10  and  20
         January. QSL via N3OS. [TNX Southgate ARC]
J7     - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition  group,  which  specializes
         in 100 watt or less low power radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable
         antenna systems, will be active from Dominica on 1-9 February.  The
         operators will be K8EAB, KB9AVO, KC4VG, N7UN,  W3FF,  W6HFP,  WG0AT
         and WZ1P. J7 license applications are  currently  being  processed.
         There will be three fixed stations active  "at  various  times"  on
         160-10 metres CW, SSB, and RTTY.  During  the  day,  several  teams
         will be battery-only, field portable from either  Dominica  beaches
         or mountain tops. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to  the  operator's
         home callsign. A webpage is under development for  this  operation.
         [TNX N7UN]
LY    -  Several  LY13   stations   will  be  active  on  12-27  January  in
         remembrance of the tragic events occurred in Vilnius on 13  January
         1991 (see www.lrmd.lt/index_en.htm): LY13A (op. LY5A),  LY13B  (op.
         LY3BY), LY13E (op. LY3NX), LY13G  (op.  LY1G),  LY13H  (op.  LY2H),
         LY13J (op. LY3J), LY13M (op. LY3M), LY13O (op.  LY8O),  LY13Q  (op.
         LY4Q), LY13T (op. LY2QT),  LY13V  (op.  LY3V),  LY13W  (op.  LY3W),
         LY13X (op. LY3X) and LY13Z (op. LY2GV). [TNX LY8O]
P2     - CT1AGF, G3JKX, G3KHZ, G3UKV and SM6CVX will be  active  from  three
         IOTA groups in Papua New Guinea as follows:
         2-7 April    P29VCX  Feni Islands    (OC-101)  QSL via SM6CVX
         8-14 April   P29NI   Nuguria Islands (OC-257)  QSL via G3KHZ
         15-18 April  P29VLR  Green Islands   (OC-231)  QSL via SM6CVX
         They  plan  to  operate CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands, 6m included,
         with at least  four stations. After the three-island  tour,  SM6CVX
         will continue the trip as follows:
         22-25 April  P29VCX  Misima Island   (OC-117)  QSL via SM6CVX
         25-27 April  P29VCX  Loloata Island  (OC-240)  QSL via SM6CVX
         The website for  the  expedition  is  at  www.p29ni.weebly.com [TNX
PJ2    - Karl, OE3JAG will be active  holiday  style  as  PJ2/OE3JAG    from
         Curacao (SA-099) from 30 January to 11 February.  He  will  operate
         mainly CW on 40, 30, 20, 17 and  12  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
SM_ant - Mika, OH2FFP (OJ1ABOA) [425DXN 1021]  is  on  his  way  to  Swedish
         Station Svea (Antarctica). He should get there during  the  weekend
         and hopefully be active on the amateur radio bands for a few  days.
         [TNX DX World]
T30   -  Bill,  N7OU  and  Bob,  W7YAQ  will   be  teaming  up  for  another
         DXpedition  to  the  Pacific.  This  time  they  will  be    active
         (callsigns TBA) from Tarawa  (OC-017),  Western  Kiribati  on  8-22
         February,  including  a  Multi-Single  entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest. They plan to operate mostly CW with some RTTY and  SSB  on
         160-10 metres, using 100w and verticals. QSL via home  calls.  [TNX
T7     - DxCoffee (www.dxcoffee.com) invites  amateur  radio  operators  and
         their families to join its first  anniversary  celebrations  to  be
         held in  San  Marino.  The  Birthday  Party  weekend  will  include
         activity under the special callsign T70DXC, which will  be  in  use
         on the HF bands and 6 metres between 00.01 UTC on 12  February  and
         20 UTC on the 13th. Plans are  to  have  at  least  three  stations
         active with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres, as well as on the  low
         bands and digital modes. QSL via  IZ8IYX  (direct  or  bureau)  and
         LoTW.  Detailed  information  on  the  event  can  be   found    at
T8     - Tack, JE1RXJ will be active as T88RX from Palau on  21-26  January.
         He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres (beacon on 50.119  MHz)  CW  and
         SSB, with a focus on the low bands CW. QSL via  home  call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX JE1RXJ]
TJ     - Frank F4AJQ, Seb F5UFX  and  a  large  team  of  operators  (namely
         F1HRE, F1NGP,  F2JD,  F2VX,  F5EOT,  F5PED,  F5VHQ,  F6BIV,  F6ENO,
         F8BJI, FM5CD, I2VGW, K4SV N2WB, N6OX  and  ON7RN)  from  the  Radio
         Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be  active  from  Kribi,  Cameroon  on
         10-20 February. Requested call is TJ3C. They plan to  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK on 160-10 metres, with six stations active  around
         the clock and a focus on 160-30 metres and the digital  modes.  QSL
         via F5OGL. A dedicated website is under construction. [TNX F5NQL]
UN     - A number of special  event  callsigns,  each  of  them  denoting  a
         different sport, will  be  active  on  all  bands  and  modes  from
         Kazakhstan between 30 January and 6 February to celebrate  the  7th
         Asian Winter  Games  that  will  be  held  in  Astana  and  Almaty:
         UP2011AS (QSL via UN8GU), UP2011BN (QSL via UN7QCC), UP2011CS  (QSL
         via UN6GAE), UP2011FG (QSL via UN8GZ), UP2011HB  (QSL  via  UN6GT),
         UP2011IH (QSL via UN2G), UP2011SJ  (QSL  via  UN6QC)  and  UP2011SO
         (QSL via UN8GC). The Almaty Amateur  Radio  League's  club  station
         will be active as UN2011G (QSL via UN0GL). Further  information  at
         www.un-dx.ucoz.com [TNX UN6QC]
V3     - Gerd, DJ4KW (V31YN) and Gisela, DK9GG (V31GW) will be  active  from
         Consejo Shores, Belize from 7 January to 27 February,  including  a
         number of contests (CQ WW 160m DX CW and SSB, FOC Marathon,  CQ  WW
         WPX RTTY, ARRL DX CW). On 2-8  February  look  for  V31YN/p  to  be
         active from Southwater Caye (NA-180). QSL via  home  calls  (direct
         or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
V8     - John, 9M6XRO, and Steve, 9M6DXX will operate from  Brunei  (OC-088)
         for two days (22 February and 2 March),  while  travelling  to  and
         from OC-165 (see 9M8 above). Callsigns are  yet  to  be  confirmed,
         but may be V85/GD3OOK and V85/G4JVG  or  V85/9M6XRO  and  V85/9M8Z.
         QSL for both callsigns via M0URX  (direct  or  bureau),  and  LoTW.
         Alternatively, QSLs may be requested using  M0URX's  OQRS  form  at
         www.m0urx.com/qsl-request-form [TNX 9M6DXX]
         JH3PBL (VK9XL), JI3DNN (VK9XN), JA3ARJ (callsign  TBA)  and  JA3HJI
         (VK9XJ) will be active from  Christmas  Island  (OC-002)  on  14-20
         January. Expect them to operate SSB, CW and digital modes on  160-6
         metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
XU     - Wim, XU7TZG will be  active  as  XU7KOH  from  Koh  Russei  (Bamboo
         Island, AS-133) until around 2 UTC on 10 January. He  operates  SSB
         and PSK31 on 80-10 metres. QSL via ON7PP. [TNX DX World]

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

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon  is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ zones during the calendar year. The 2011  editionstarted
at 00.00 UTC on 1 January  and  will  end  at  23.59  UTC  on  31  December.
Complete  rules   and    submission    information    can    be    found  at
www.dxmarathon.com - and do not forget to submit  your  2010  scores  by  31
January 2011. High claimed scores will be posted on the  website  after  the
submission deadline. Winners for 2010 will be announced mid-year 2011 in  CQ
Magazine. [TNX K9EL]

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2010  can  be  found  at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2010/; the collection of 131 clips  covers  all  the
major DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 13 full  years  of
sound clips available. There are also some clips from the  Sixties  and  the
Seventies  available  from  the  homepage:  "If  anyone  has    any  old  HF
recordings" Tom says, "I would be interested in hearing from them".

ITALY: POSTAL RATES ---> Italian postal rates for standard letter items  (up
to 20g) mailed abroad have increased since 1 January:
0.75 EUR    Europe and countries in the Mediterranean basin (3V, 4X, 5A,
            5B, 7X, CN, JY, OD, SU, YK)
1.60 EUR    rest of Africa and Asia, Americas
2.00 EUR    Oceania

LOTW MANAGER SERVICE ---> Would you like to use LoTW,  but  you  think  that
the account creation is too complicated? Frank, W6BBS offers "to set up  and
manage a Logbook of The World account for you", and "will gladly  work  with
any DXpeditions as well". Visit http://home.comcast.net/~w6bbs/lotw.htm  for
complete details. [TNX K4XL]

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)

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 (331 QSLs), the 58 deleted  DXCC  entities
(1168 QSLs), obsolete prefixes (3200 QSLs), stations from Magrebh from  1947
to 1962 (363 QSLs), D5 and  DL5  stations  from  1945  to  1962  (61  QSLs),
Antarctic bases  (821  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises, 262 QSLs), the  various  French  DXCC  island  Entities  in  the
Pacific Ocean (328 QSLs) & the Indian Ocean (96  QSLs),  pre-1945  countries
(1060 QSLs), French Departments (647 QSLs) and  CONUS  (136  QSLs),  plus  a
gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC (122 QSLs). Several cards  are  still
and your participation is encouraged -  please  visit  www.LesNouvellesdx.fr
and send your comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS ---> In 2008 The  Yasme  Foundation  (www.yasme.org)
established the Yasme Excellence Awards, to be  given  "to  individuals  who
through their own service, creativity, effort and  dedication  have  made  a
significant contribution to  amateur  radio.  The  contribution  may  be  in
recognition of technical, operating or  organizational  achievement  as  all
three are necessary for amateur radio  to  grow  and  prosper".  The  latest
recipients, announced on 4 January, are: Ramon  Santoyo  V  (XE1KK),  Makoto
"Mako" Mori (JE3HHT), Bruce Horn (WA7BNM),  Rick  Meuthing  (KN6KB),  Mikael
Styrefors (SM2O), Alex Shovkoplyas (VE3NEA) and Pepe Ardid (EA5KB).

ZL DX HALL OF FAME ---> The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame  was  establihed  in
2009 to honour those outstanding ZL DXers and contesters who  have  excelled
in our radio sport hobby  over  many  years.  After  much  deliberation  the
judges (ZL1AIH, ZL3JT and ZL3NB were unanimous in their selection  and  have
elected the next three ZL radio amateurs to the New Zealand DX Hall of  Fame
for 2011: John N. Shaw  (ZL1BYZ),  Bryan  Anderson  (ZL2AFT)  and  Peter  W.
Watson (ZL3GQ, SK).  Details at www.nzart.org.nz/activities/dx-hall-of-fame/

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3D2A, 3D2RR,  3DA0TM,  3W6C
(AS-185), 5K5T, 5X1NH, 6W/HA0NAR/p (AF-078), 7Z1TT,  8R1RPN,  9J2KK,  9Q0AR,
9Q50ON,  9U0A,  9X0SP,  AH0BT,  AL7R,  AO1DX/5,    C91JR,    C91KHN,  C91WW,
CE0Y/DK2ZF,  CE4CT,  CN2R,  CY0X,  E51NOU,  E77DX,  ER3ZZ,    ES1QD,  EX8AB,
OG5A,  PJ2/DF7ZS,  PJ2/DL5DRO,  PJ2/K2NV,  PJ2/K2TQC,  PJ2/K8LEE,  PJ2/N2MF,
RI1FJ, SN3A, SV1JGX, SV2GNC, TC03W (AS-154),  TI9KK,  TM5KD,  TO3GA,  TO7ZG,
TR50R, V31BD, V44KAI, V63CJB (OC-011), V73TM,  VE7KDU/7  (NA-118),  VE8EV/p,


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