425 DX News issue #1030

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29 January 2011                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1030
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

1A0    - A group of operators  has  been  active  as  1A0KM,  the  Sovereign
         Military Order of Malta, since 27 January. They will  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK31 on 80-10 metres with three stations until  aroun
         15 UTC on 30 January. QSL direct to IK0FTA, and LoTW. [TNX I0JBL]
4X     - Special callsigns 4X20HC and 4Z20HC will  be  in  use  from  Israel
         between 1 February to 30 April to celebrate  the  20th  anniversary
         of the Holyland Contest. QSL via 4Z4TL. This  year's  contest  will
         be held on 15-16 April; rules can be found on  the  Israel  Amateur
         Radio Club's website (www.iarc.org).
8Q     - Andy, G7COD will  be  active  again  as  8Q7AK  from  the  Maldives
         (AS-013) from 5 to approximately 18 February. He  will  operate  CW
         and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
C6     - Randy, W6SJ will be active as C6AWS from Grand Bahama  (NA-001)  on
         3-9 February. He will operate holiday  style  "when  not  fishing",
         with a focus on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
D4     - John/IK5BCM, Beppe/IK5CBE and Giovanni/IK5CRH  will  be  active  as
         D44TBE from Sal Island (AF-086), Cabo Verde on 2-9  February.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres,  with  160m
         depending on the space available to them. QSL  via  IK5CBE,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. They have a website at  http://d44tbe.xoom.it/
         [TNX I5NXH]
FS     - George, W4LW and Fred, K4FMD will be active  as  FS/K4UP  from  St.
         Martin (NA-105) from 28 January to 5 February.  They  will  operate
         SSB on 20, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL  direct  to  K4UP.  [TNX  OPDX
HA     - Special  event   stations  HG2011A,   HG2011E,  HG2011EU,  HG2011I,
         HG2011N, HG2011O, HG2011P, HG2011R and HG2011U are active until  30
         June to celebrate the Hungarian Presidency of the  Council  of  the
         European Union. All of the QSOs  will  be  confirmed  automatically
         via the bureau. Information on the relevant award (free of  charge)
         can be found at qrz.com and www.mrasz.hu
HI     - The  Radio  Club  Dominicano  will  celebrate  the  Homeland  Month
         between 26 January (birthday of  Juan  Pablo  Duarte,  one  of  the
         founding fathers of the Dominican Republic) and 27 February  (167th
         anniversary of the declaration of indipendence). Look  for  HI1RCD,
         HI0RCD to be active on 160-10 metres SSB,  CW  and  digital  modes.
         QSL via bureau.
I      - Celebrating the club's 65th  anniversary,  as  well  as  the  150th
         anniversary of the unification of Italy, operators from ARI  Torino
         use special callsign II1TO until 31 December. QSL via bureau.  [TNX
J7     - J79AT (QSL via WG0AT), J79AVO (QSL  via  KB9AVO),  J79EA  (QSL  via
         K8EAB), J79FF (QSL via W3FF), J79HFP (QSL via  W6HFP),  J79UN  (QSL
         via N7UN), J79VG (QSL via KC4VG) and J79ZP (QSL via WZ1P)  are  the
         callsigns issued to the Buddies in the Caribbean  DXpedition  group
         for their 1-9 February activity from Dominica  [425DXN  1027].  The
         group specializes in 100 watt or less  low  power  radios  and  the
         Buddipole portable antenna  systems.  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.
JW     - Look for Jon LA8HGA and Andreas LA8AJA to be active as JW8HGA  (QSL
         via LA8HGA, direct or bureau) and JW8AJA (QSL  via  LA9VDA,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW) from the JW5E  club  station  at  Longyearbyen
         (EU-026), Svalbard  on  4-8  February.  They  plan  to  be  QRV  as
         conditions and time permit on 160-10 metres mainly  CW,  with  some
         RTTY and "very little SSB". Logsearch and QSLling  instructions  at
LA     - Special callsign LM11SKI will be used between  1  February  and  31
         March, in conjunction with the Nordic World  Ski  Championships  to
         be held in Holmenkollen, Oslo (23 February-6 March). QSL via  LA4O.
         [TNX QRZ-DX]
P2     - Allan, VK2GR and his wife Josette, VK2FXGR will be active again  as
         P29CW from Kiunga, in the Western  Province  of  Papua  New  Guinea
         (OC-034), from early February to early September. This  will  be  a
         low power operation on 80-10 metres CW, RTTY and SSB  conducted  on
         spare time basis while doing volunteer medical work for  Australian
         Doctors International.  QSL  via  VK2IR  and  eQSL;  logs  will  be
         available on http://www.p29cw.blogspot.com/. [TNX NG3K]
TJ     - TJ9PF is the callsign issued to the 10-20  February  expedition  to
         Cameroon [425DXN 1027]. Eighteen  operators  (F1HRE,  F1NGP,  F2JD,
         F4AJQ, F5EOT, F5PED, F5UFX,  F5VHQ,  F6BIV,  F6ENO,  F8BJI,  FM5CD,
         I2VGW, K4SV, N2WB, N6OX, ON7RN and DJ7JC, who  has  replaced  F2VX)
         expect to be active with six stations around the clock and a  focus
         on 160-30 metres and the digital modes. QSL via F5OGL. [TNX F5NQL]
V5     - A  team  from   the  Lufthansa  Amateur  Radio  Club  in  Frankfurt
         (http://wp.larc.ws/)  will  be  active  as  V55DLH  from   Omaruru,
         Namibia on 5-12  February.  Seven  operators  (namely  Georg/DD8ZX,
         Bernd/DF1FF,    Juergen/DH0RAK,    Juergen/DH6ICE,     Frank/DJ3FK,
         Rudi/DK7PE and Bernhard/DK7TF) plan to operate SSB, CW and  digital
         modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via DK8ZZ. [TNX DK8ZZ]
VE     - Amateur radio operators in the  Provice  of  Nova  Scotia  will  be
         permitted to use special prefixes CJ1 and  CK1  during  the  entire
         month of February to celebrate the 2011 Canada Games to be held  in
         Halifax. VA1 stations will be allowed to  use  the  special  prefix
         CJ1, while VE1 stations will  use  the  special  prefix  CK1.  [TNX
VP5    - Karol, G0UNU will be active holiday style as VP5/G0UNU  from  Grand
         Turk (NA-003) between 31 January and 6 February.  He  plans  to  be
         QRV around 12-14 UTC, and at other times depending  on  conditions.
         QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
W      - Dennis, WA2USA plans to be  active  as  WA2USA/4  from  St.  George
         Island (NA-085) between 3 February and 3 March. He will be  QRV  on
         160-10 metres RTTY, CW and  SSB.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
W      - Two  special  event  stations  willbe  active  from  California  to
         commemorate the centennial of former  US  president  Ronald  Reagan
         (1911-2004): the Ventura County ARS will operate  N6R  (QSL  direct
         to N6ZE) between 5 and 8 February,  while  the  Santa  Barbara  ARC
         will operate W6R on 4-7 February (QSL  to  SBARC,  P.O.  Box  3907,
         Santa Barbara CA 93130-3907, USA). [TNX WorldRadio]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Laci, HA0NAR will be active  from  Senegal  (6W/HA0NAR)and
Guinea-Bissau  (J5NAR) between  5 and 26 February,  with  side trips to IOTA
groups AF-078 (6W/HA0NAR/p) and AF-093 (J5NAR/p). He plans to concentrate on
160-30 metres, with a special focus on 160m from J5. QSL via home call. [TNX
OPDX Bulletin]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Bob, 5B4AGN will be active as T88ZM  from  Palau  (OC-009)
on  2-8 February and as  KH0/G3ZEM  from  Saipan  (OC-086) on 9-16 February.
He will operate CW only. QSL via M0URX. [TNX DX World]

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (CW) ---> Object of the contest is  for  amateurs
around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces and countries
as possible on  160  metres CW  (http://cq160.com/rules.htm).  The following
stations have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from 22.00
UTC on 28 January through 22.00 UTC on the 30th):
Call         Country                      QSL via
3V8SS        Tunisia                      LoTW
4L0A         Georgia                      EA7FTR
4L8A         Georgia                      K1BV
4S7LRG       Sri Lanka                    SM6LRR
C6ANM        Bahamas                      LoTW
CE1/K7CA     Chile                        NW7O
CR2X         Azores                       OH2BH
EE1R         Spain                        EA4RCH
EF8M         Canary Islands               UA3DX
ER4A         Moldova                      RA4LW
HS8JYX       Thailand                     HS8JYX
IT9/LY5W     Sicily                       LY5W
JT5DX        Mongolia                     JT1CO
LS1D         Argentina                    LW9EOC
LX7I         Luxembourg                   LX2A
OH1VR/VP9    Bermuda                      OH1VR
OH5Z         Finland                      LoTW
PJ2T         Curacao                      N9AG
RW2F         Kaliningrad                  DK4VW
SV5DKL       Dodecanese                   SV5DKL
T70A         San Marino                   T70A
TF4X         Iceland                      G3SWH
UA2FW        Kaliningrad                  UA2FW
UT5A         Ukraine                      UR5AS
UU7J         Ukraine                      UU0JM
V31YN        Belize                       DJ4KW
WP3C         Puerto Rico                  W3HNK
XT2RJA       Burkina Faso                 K3QF
YE1C         Indonesia                    YE1C
Do  not  forget  to  give  a  look  at  the  Announced  Operations   listing
maintained by Bill, NG3K at www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160c2011.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

BLACK SEA CUP ---> The Black Sea Contest Club sponsors  the    Black    Sea 
Cup International Contest, which will be held from 12  UTC  on  5  February 
through 11.59 UTC on  the  6th.  For  further  information  please    visit 
http://bscc.in/ [TNX UR5EAW]

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's  annual  Most    Wanted    Survey 
was conducted in September-October 2010 [425DXN  1010].  The  top  10  DXCC 
Entities are North Korea (P5),  Navassa  (KP1),  Bouvet  (3Y),  Yemen  (7O),
Heard Island (VK0), Amsterdam & St. Paul (FT5Z), Marion Island (ZS8),  South
Sandwich Islands (VP8), Crozet (FT5W) and Scarborough  Reef  (BS7).  Give  a
look at the 100 Most Wanted listing, which also shows  the  results  of  the
2009 survey for  comparison,  at  www.dxpub.com/dx_news.html.  The  complete
breakdown by continent is available in the January/February  2011  issue  of
"The DX Magazine"; a breakdown by mode will be published in the  March/April

QSL A25XX ---> Lorenzo, IK1MDF says that the A25XX cards  arrived  from  the
printer on 21 January. Owing to  the  recent  major  postal  rates  increase
[425DXN 1027], 2 USD do not cover return postage  any  longer  to  the  vast
majority of international destinations. At all events, he says, all  of  the
QSOs will be confirmed through the bureau and will be uploaded  to  LoTW  as
soon as possible.

QSL HH2/PA5M ---> The QSL cards have arrived from  the  printer,  after  the
first batch got lost in the mail. Direct  requests  with  sufficient  return
postage will be processed "soon", PA5N says, while "all buro cards  will  be
answered soon after".

QSL ZL8X ---> Hopefully the QSL cards will be ready by early March:  "as  we
will have a special QSL card, the design also takes a little bit  more  time
than usual", DL1MGB  says.  "Please  be  patient,  it  is  worth  waiting!".
QSLling policy, including LoTW, is detailed at www.kermadec.de

SPFF ---> The website for the Polish Flora and Fauna  Award  (SPFF)  can  be
found at http://spff.eham.pl/ [TNX SP2FAP]

+  SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  W.P.  "Paddy"
Gunasekera (4S7PB, past president of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka),  Drago
Grabner (E73F, ex YU4VGD and  T94GB),  Willy  Fiallo  (HI8MWF),  Alberto  Di
Pietra (IW9FC) and William B. "Bill" Wilson (WA8YTM).

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
1A0KM       IK0FTA      CR2X        OH2BH       OY4TN       M0URX
3B8/EA3BT   EA3BT       CR5WFF      CT1EJB      OY6FRA      OY1JD
3B8/EA3WL   EA3BT       CR6A        CT1GFK      P29CS       M0URX
4J8VHF      RW6HS       CU2KG       OH2BH       P40CG       W2CG
4L5O        N3SL        CU6NS       EA5KB       P40YL       AI6YL
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       CX7OV       EA5KB       PJ2/DF7DQ   EA5GVH
4S7KKG      DC0KK       DQ1175E     DL5DCL      PP5EG       K3IRV
4S7LRG      SM6LRR      E51KJD      KE6KJD      PR150PLM    PR7AYE
5B4AIF      EB7DX       E51SC       G4KIU       PR5S        PR7JP
5B4AJC      UA3DX       E76MB       E77E        PY7ZBK      HB9BEI
5H1Z        F6AML       E79D        E77E        RI1ANC      RN1ON
5H3EE       DL4ME       EA8OM       DJ1OJ       RI1ANR      RK1PWA
5N7M        OM3CGN      EK6LP       RN4LP       RI1FJ       UA2FM
5R8FL       G3SWH       EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      RL3A        W3HNK
5R8HL       SM1ALH      EM44U       UT7UT       SI9AM       SM3CVM
5R8PR       IK2QPR      EP3PK       IK2DUW      SP9YFF      SQ9IDG
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      ER4KAA      RA4LW       SV0XCA/5    LZ1WL
5W8A        YT1AD       EX8VZ       RW6HS       T30HC       DL9HCU
7P8JW       N6JW        FH/DH1BL    DL7BC       T88ME       7N1RTO
8P9ME       N3ME        FM4LV       W3HNK       T88RX       JE1RXJ
8P9UR       W3UR        FM5WD       W3HNK       T88TF       JA1VND
8Q7VR       UR9IDX      FO8RZ       F8BPN       TG9NX       N4FKZ
9A3BSL      N2RIT       GB0LB       G0BRC       TT8FC       EA4AHK
9J2KK       JK1NSR      GB2HLS      M0HFC       TY5ZR       IK2IQD
9K50UU      9K2UU       GX4KPT      M0DOL       V31BD       K5WW
9M2/R6AF    R6AF        H2E         5B4AGE      V44KAI      W5TFW
9M2ADX      JH8PHT      H44DX       VK4FEAT     V85AVE      EA7FTR
9M6RHM      NI5DX       H44MS       DL2GAC      V85RY       EA7FTR
9M6TMT      NI5DX       HG3DX       HA1DAE      VK6ANC      VK6IR
9M6XRO      M0URX       HI0UD       ON4IQ       VK8NSB      M0URX
A41OF       NI5DX       HK1MW       K4AMW       VK9XA       JA3BZO
A61Q        EA7FTR      HK3JCL      DK8LRF      VK9XL       JH3PBL
A73A        EA7FTR      HP3AK       W4JS        VP8ORK      VE3XN
AX6IR       VK6IR       HV0A        IK0FVC      VU3DJQ      EA7FTR
C6AGN       W1DIG       HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      VY2NU       YT6W
C6AGU       HA7RY       JW7QIA      LA7QIA      XT2RJA      K3QF
C6AKQ       N4BP        JY4NE       K3IRV       XU7KOH      ON7PP
C6ANM       WA2IYO      KH0WW       JP1IOF      XX9LT       XX9AH
CN2DJ       F8AEJ       KL5DX       N5XZ        YB0AKM      EA7FTR
CN8KD       EA5XX       KP2M        AI4U        YI1RZ       IK2DUW
CN8NK       EA5XX       KP4BD       EA7FTR      YS3CW       I2JIN
CN8QN       EA7FTR      LZ12EYAC    LZ1BJ       ZF2LC       W2SM
CO6WD       8P9NX       NP3CW       EB7DX       ZL9BI       pirate
CO8LY       EA7ADH      NP4A        W3HNK       ZL9BS       pirate
CP4BT       EA5KB       OY1OF       M0URX       ZP5KO       PY4KL

4S7NE     Nelson Ranasinghe, 140 Armitage Drive, Glendenning NSW 2761,
7X4AN     Mohamed Boukhiar, P.O. Box 30133, 08080 Barcelona, Spain
8R1Z      Lennox O'Brian Smith, Lot 74 D'Urban Street, Wortmanville,
          Georgetown, Guyana
9Y4VU     Franklyn Brooker, 45 Sea View Drive, Battoo Lands, Marabella,
          Trinidad and Tobago
A45XR     Krzysztof Dabrowski, P.O. Box 2038, CPO 111, Oman
A92IO     Dave Court, P.O. Box 31183, Budaiya, Bahrain
EA3NT     Christian Cabre, P.O. Box 1243, 43080 Tarragona, Spain
IK0FTA    Sergio Roca, Ufficio Roma Nomentano, Casella Postale  7132, 00162
          Roma RM, Italy
TC2011EWU P.O. Box 76, 16105 Gencosman / Bursa, Turkey
VE3XN     Garry Vernon Hammond, 5 McLaren Avenue, Listowel ON N4W 3K1,


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