425 DX News issue #1037

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19 March 2011                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1037
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4W     - David, VK2CZ plans to be active on 80-15 metres as 4W3A from  Timor
         Leste for some 40 hours  during  the  CQ  WPX  SSB  Contest  (26-27
         March). QSL via  M0OXO  (QSLling  instructions  at  www.m0oxo.com).
         [TNX NG3K]
8P     - Cal WF5W (8P9CW), Bill K5WAF (8P9WF), Bob WB5IUU (8P9UU)  and  Paul
         W5PF (8P9PF) will be active from Barbados (NA-021)  from  24  March
         to 3 April. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY, including  activity
         during the CQ WW WPX SSB contest. QSL for all callsigns  via  W5PF.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
BY     - BJ8TA is the callsign to be used by AMSAT-China during an  EME  and
         satellites  expedition  on  20-23  March  and  28  March-1   April.
         Activity will take place from Shangri-La  County  (NL97ut),  Yunnan
         Province and  from  the  Yunnan  Astronomical  Observatory  of  the
         Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengjiang County (OL14kq). QSL  via
         Alan Kung, BA1DU (P.O.Box 8091, Beijing 100088, China). [TNX BA1DU]
DL     - Special event callsign DL0YLWM will be activated from 1 June  until
         31 July for the FIFA Women's  World  Cup  -  the  women's  football
         (soccer) world championship - to be  held  in  Germany  between  26
         June and 17 July. Information on the relevant short term award  can
         be  found  at  qrz.com  under  DL0YLWM.  QSL   via    the    bureau
         (automatically) or direct to DL4CR. [TNX DF1DV]
DU     - In remembrance of the 69th anniversary of the  Bataan  Death  March
         during World War II, special event station 4D69DM  will  be  active
         from Mount Samat, Bataan (Luzon Island) on 9 April.  The  operators
         will be DU1IVT, DU1RP, DU1UGZ, DU3BS and DU3LCA. [TNX DU1UGZ]
F      - Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the discovery of  the  Ile  de
         la  Passion  (3  April  1711),  later  known  as  Clipperton,   the
         Clipperton DX Club will be active as TM300CDXC from 28 March to  11
         April. QSL via F5IL. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FG     - Gildas, F6HMQ will be active  as  TO11A  from  Guadeloupe  (NA-102)
         from 20 March to 1 April, CQ WPX  SSB  Contest  included.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX NG3K]
FH     - Jose PT9ZE, Ric PY2PT, Anderson PY2TNT, Alex  PY2WAS  and  Fernando
         PY4BZ will be active  as  TO2FH  from  Mayotte  (AF-027)  on  18-25
         April. They plan to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on 160-10  metres
         with three stations. QSLling instructions can be found  at  qrz.com
         under TO2FH.
GJ     - Pete, K8PT and Craig, K3PLV will be active as MJ/K8PT and  MJ/K3PLV
         from Jersey (EU-013) on 22-30 March. They will operate CW, SSB  and
         RTTY on all open bands. QSL via home calls. [TNX K8PT]
I      - IT9ATF, IT9NPR, IT9PPG and IT9WDC will  be  active  from  Favignana
         Island (EU-054) on 24-27 March, including a Multi Single  entry  in
         the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as IF9A (QSL via IT9ATF). [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Stefan, DL7AOS will be active as 5P5K  from  Romo  Island  (EU-025)
         from 20 March to 1 April. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres,  and  will
         take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via DL7AOS,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ2    - A team of six YL operators will be active  as  PJ2/NA6YL  from  the
         PJ2T station on Curacao  (SA-099)  on  18-21  March.  According  to
         their website (http://yldxpeditions.com/), they will be using  PJ2W
         for the Russian DX Contest. QSL via NA6YL, plus LoTW and eQSL.
PJ2    - Members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC) will  activate
         Signal Point Station on Curacao  between  22  March  and  6  April.
         Operators mentioned are W0CG  (PJ2DX),  N4RV,  K2PLF  and  possibly
         others. They will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest  (26-27
         March) as PJ2T (QSL via N9AG and LoTW), while outside  the  contest
         they will use PJ2/homecall or their personal  PJ2  calls  (QSL  via
         home calls). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ2    - Look for Jan-Willem, PA7JWC and Monique,  PD7DB  to  be  active  as
         PJ2/homecalls from Curacao on 15-22 April. They will  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK on 80-10 metres. QSL via  home  calls  (plus  LoTW
         for PJ2/PA7JWC). [TNX NG3K]
S2     - S21YZ is the callsign the FGC DX Group  is  using  from  Bangladesh
         [425DXN 1036]. A multi-national  team  will  be  active  with  four
         stations on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY until 30 March. QSL  via
         JH1AJT. Further information, including  logsearch  and  details  on
         how  contribute  to  this  expensive  project,  can  be  found   at
SV5    - Martin ON4PO will be operate mostly SSB  with  some  PSK  as  J45PO
         from Rhodes (EU-001) from 23 March until  2  April.  QSL  via  home
         call. He will take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest with the  SX5P
         contest team. [TNX NG3K]
V3     - Jim WB2REM (V31MM), Glenn KD2JA  (V31GB)  and  Paul  W4PGM  (V31PM)
         will be active from Placentia, Belize on 23-30 March, including  an
         entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as V31MM.  They  will  operate  SSB
         and CW on 160-6 metres, with a focus on 30,  17,  12  and  6m.  QSL
         direct to home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Noel, VE2BR and Gregg, VE3ZZ will participate in  the  CQ  WPX  SSB
         Contest as VC2B from Mercier, Quebec (Zone 5). QSL via VE2BR.  [TNX
VK     - John, VK6HZ will be  active  holiday  style  from  Rottnest  Island
         (OC-164) on 20-27 March. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 metres with  a
         focus on 17-10 meters  CW  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  VK6IR.  [TNX  OPDX
VK     - Craig, VK4LDX (VK8PDX) will be active as homecall/p  from  Magnetic
         Island (OC-171) on 17-20 April. He  will  operate  SSB,  PSK31  and
         RTTY  "on  whatever  bands  are  open".  QSL  via  VK8PDX.  Further
         information at http://vk4ldxoc171.blogspot.com/
VK9L     -  A  group  of  operators  from  the  Hellenic  Amateur  Radio  of
         Association of Australia (HARAOA) will  be  active  as  VK9HR  from
         Lord Howe Island (OC-004) on 8-17 July. They plan  to  operate  "on
         multiple  bands  simultaneously".  Details  will  be  available  at
         www.vk9hr.com by late April. [TNX VK3YP]
VP5    - Dave, W5CW will be active as VP5/W5CW from 23 March  to  20  April.
         He will operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres,  and  will  participate
         in the CQ WW WPX SSB, SP DX (2-3 April), JIDX CW (9-10  April)  and
         YU DX (16-17 April) contests as VQ51V. QSL  direct  to  W5CW.  [TNX
W      - Another Bataan Death  March special event station will be activated
         by  the  Mesilla Valley Radio Club of  Las Cruces, New Mexico on 27
         March, in conjunction with the 22nd annual Memorial March. Look for
         K5B to be QRV on  +/- 3893, 7225, 14330 and 21337 kHz SSB and 14070
         kHz PSK.  QSLling  information  can be found at www.n5bl.org/bataan
        [TNX WB4AEJ]
W      - Rick, K6VVA plans to be active as  K6VVA/6  from  St.  George  Reef
         (NA-184) on 8-9 April. He will operate CW and  some  SSB  on  40-15
         metres. QSL via N6AWD. The operation is weather dependent,  because
         of the helicopter transportation involved. In case of bad  weather,
         he says, "only one more attempt can  be  made  before  the  end  of
         April  (after  the  Visalia  Convention)    due    to    Government
         restrictions. Should that happen, the NA-184 activation  trip  will
         be rescheduled  for  November,  when  flights  can  resume".  Check
         www.k6vva.com/iota/na184 for updates. [TNX K6VVA]
XE     - The DXXE Group (www.dxxe.org) will be active as  4A0IARU  on  18-24
         April. The special callsign celebrates World Amateur Radio Day  (18
         April)  and  the  86th  anniversary  of  the  founding    of    the
         International Amateur Radio Union. QSL via N7RO.
ZF     - Adrian, AA5UK will be  active  from  the  Cayman  Islands  (NA-016)
         between 23 March and 5 April. Current plans are to operate  holiday
         style on the FM/SSB satellites from  Grand  Cayman  as  ZF2AE,  and
         primarily on the HF bands (40-10 metres SSB, RTTY and  PSK31)  from
         Little Cayman as ZF2AE/ZF8, including an entry in  the  CQ  WW  WPX
         SSB Contest. QSL via AA5UK (direct or bureau), LOTW and eQSL.

                         *** 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 (February 2011) is now  available
for download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

JAPAN EMERGENCY TRAFFIC ---> Due to  the  Japanese  earthquake  and  tsunami
disaster, it is recommended/suggested to please stay clear of the  following
emergency frequencies:  3520-3530,  7025-7035,  14090-14110,  21190-  21210,
28190-28210, 50100 and 51000 kHz, as  well  as  144.100,  145.000,  145.500,
430.100, 433.000 and 433.500 MHz. It is also suggested  to  stay  away  from
the IARU Region 3 Emergency Centre  of  Activity  frequencies  (3600,  7110,
14300, 18160 and 21360 kHz).

MONK APOLLO PROJECT ---> Rick, NE8Z has been  issued  a  "pilgrim  visa"  to
enter Mt. Athos and will be visiting Monk Apollo (SV2ASP/A) on  9-16  April.
"I will be taking him radio equipment accessories to compliment his  present
ham radio station", Rick says, "Monk Apollo has shown the desire to  operate
from portable locations in Mt. Athos so that  he  can  work  Asia  which  is
partially blocked  by  a  mountain  behind  his  Monastery".  The  Southeast
Michigan DX Association has adopted the project of helping  Monk  Apollo  to
improve his permanent and portable stations. Details on the  project  and  a
PayPal link for donations can be  found  at  http://live.semdxa.org/  (click
the "Monk Apollo Project" button). [TNX NE8Z]

PIRATE ---> Do not waste your time on working HS0ZDZ.  "The  last  entry  in
his log that I have is 31 July 2004", his QSL manager (GM4FDM)  says.  Three
months later the genuine Ray Gerrard,  HS0ZDZ  (G3NOM)  suffered  a  serious
stroke and is no longer active. GM4FDM is "slowly putting  Ray's  logs  onto
LoTW. HS0ZDZ and HS0/G3NOM are already there".

QSL 8P6QL ---> The Yasme Foundation is not the QSL manager for  any  current
or recent 8P6QL operation. The Colvins (Lloyd, W6KG  and  Iris,  W6QL)  used
the callsign back in October 1981.  Yasme  can  handle  QSLs  for  the  1981
operation, but nothing since. [TNX N7NG]

QSL VK4LDX/P ---> Please note that the cards for VK4LDX/p's recent  activity
from Horn Island (OC-138) should be sent to VP8PDX (Craig  Edwards,  P.O.Box
285, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia).

+  SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Thomas  Klaus
(DL2RTK), Reg Moores (G3GZT), Don T. Hayter (G3JHM), Mike  Wheaton  (G4ZPE),
Charles  Kenneth  Rollins  (K8LGT),  Jose  Daniel  Bernardini  (LU8EDR)  and
Vladimir I. Prihod'ko (UA4HAU).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3B8/EA3BT,  3B8/SP2FUD,  3DA0HC,
3G3FZ, 3W6C, 4L/UU0JM, 4L5O,  4O3A,  4O50A,  4U1UN,  5J0BV,  5N4EAM,  5X0CW,
6Y1LZ, 7Z1HL, 8P9AG, 8P9ME, 8P9UR, 9J2BO, 9M6/KM0O, 9M6YBG,  9Q50ON,  A25BI,
A25DF, A35AY, A35KL (OC-169), BT4EXPO, C21TI, C31LJ, C4SV, C5YK,  CE3/VE7SV,
E51SC, EG1OTA (EU-142),  EK7DX,  EP2MKO,  ER240C,  ET3JA,  FG5GP,  FJ/VE3EY,
HZ1DG/p (AS-193), J38XX,  J6/K8EAB,  J6/W3FF,  J68UN,  JT5DX,  JW5E,  JW7XM,
JW8AJA, JY4NE, KH2/N2NL,  KH7Y,  KL7RRC/p  (NA-235),  OH1K  (EU-173),  OJ0B,
OX2A,  OX3DB,  PJ2/N1ZZ,  PJ2/N2MF,  PJ2/OH1VR,  PJ2/W0NB,  PJ2/W8AV,  PJ2A,
PJ2MI,  PJ2T,  PJ4/PG4M,  PJ4D,  PJ4I,  PJ4N,  PJ4R,  PJ5/AA4NC,  PJ5/AH6HY,
T30OU, T70A, T88CW, T94MZ, TG9NX, TO2HI, UK8UC, V31YN, V31YY,  V48M,  V51AS,
V73NS, V73RRC,  VE1AWW/CY0,  VK0KEV,  VP2MSC,  VP5/G0UNU  (NA-003),  XE2WWW,
XF1RCS (NA-171), YI9PSE, YN2DD, YS4/N0AT, Z23MS, Z24EA, ZD9AH, ZD9T,  ZK3YA,


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