425 DX News issue #1039

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02 April 2011                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1039
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4W     - 4W6A is the callsign  to  be  used  from  Atauro  Island  (OC-232),
         Timor-Leste on 16-26 September [425DXN 1032].  Steve  9M6DXX,  John
         9M6XRO, Tim M0URX, Ant MW0JZE, Oliver VK8DX and Stuart VK8NSB  will
         operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 10-160 metres with four stations.  This
         is not specifically  an  IOTA  DXpedition,  rather  it  is  a  DXCC
         DXpedition that happens to be from a rare IOTA group and  the  team
         will try "to give amateurs around the world a  new  DXCC  band-mode
         counter on as many bands as possible". QSL  via  M0URX,  direct  or
         bureau. The entire log will be uploaded to LoTW  "at  the  earliest
         opportunity". The group is requesting donations from DX  clubs  and
         individuals who wish to help, in order to cover the  high  cost  of
         generator hire, fuel for the generators and  the  boat  charter  to
         and  from  the  island.  Further  information,  including   QSLling
         instructions, can be found at www.4w6a.com [TNX 9M6DXX]
5V     - DL3MBG, DL5MEV, DL5MGH and DL9MBI will  be  active  as  5V7CC  from
         Togo from mid-April until the 28th.  They  will  operate  SSB,  CW,
         RTTY on 160-10 metres and EME. QSL via DL9MBI, bureau preferred.
9A     - Alessandro IZ4AMS (9A8AMS), Sergio  IZ4BBF,  Gus  IK4RQJ  and  Luca
         IK3AES will be active from the island of Sveti Nikola  (EU-110)  on
         7-15 May. Look for 9A/IK4RQJ, 9A/IZ4BBF and  9A/IK3AES  to  operate
         CW, SSB an  digital  modes  on  40-10  metres,  while  9A8AMS  will
         concentrate on 160, 80 and 6  metres.  QSL  via  home  calls.  [TNX
9L     - The 9L5MS team will be QRV later than  planned,  "hopefully  during
         the weekend of  April  2nd."  Custom  clearance  of  the  container
         carrying antennas, food,  water  and  generators  is  not  expected
         before 4 April. For the  time  being,  they  will  use  "a  minimal
         antenna farm" consisting of three fiberglass  verticals  for  40-10
         metres. As soon as the other gear arrives, they  "will  concentrate
         on the low bands,  using  beams  and  receiving  arrays".  Bookmark
         www.sierraleone2011.com for updates.
CE     - Cezar, VE3LYC and Dino, CE3PG are in  the  planning  stages  of  an
         operation from Pupuya Island  (SA-095).  The  activity  could  take
         place during the second half of November  for  four  days.  Further
         information is expected in due course. [TNX DX World]
CT7    - A group of operators from Portugal, Germany  and  Switzerland  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest (30-31 July)  as  CR6W  from  Insua
         Island (EU-150). QSL via CS1GDX. Some operators will  stay  on  the
         island a few more days after the contest. [TNX CT4NH]
DL     - DB5BZ, DJ4FO, DJ4RU, DL1BGC, DL2VFR and DL4BBH will  be  active  as
         DF0WFF from Langeness Island (EU-042)  on  8-10  April.  They  will
         operate CW and SSB on the HF, VHF and UHF bands.  QSL  via  DL2VFR,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F      - Twelve operators from France and Belgium will  be  active  as  TM1G
         from the Glenan Islands (EU-094) from 27 July  to  3  August,  IOTA
         Contest included. Their main QTH will be St  Nicolas  Island  (DIFM
         AT-010); side trips to the islands  of  Bananec  (AT-064),  Cigogne
         (AT-061)  and  Penfret  (AT-059)  are  planned  after  the  contest
         weekend. QSL via ON6DP.
FM     - Oliver, F6ARC will be active as FM/F6ARC from  Martinique  (NA-107)
         on 6-21 April. He will operate holiday style, using mainly CW.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
FO     - Yves, F6CTL will be active as FO/F6CTL in June-July as follows:
         18-22 June      Ua Pou     Marquesas Isls    OC-027
         22-26 June      Ua Huka    Marquesas Isls    OC-027
         27-29 June      Raitea     French Polynesia  OC-067
         30 June-3 July  Bora Bora  French Polynesia  OC-067
         3-7 July        Rangiroa   French Polynesia  OC-066
         7-10 July       Tahiti     French Polynesia  OC-046
         11-14 July      Rimatara   Austral Isls      OC-050
         He will be running 100 watts into a  vertical or a dipole, and will
         operate holiday style mainly SSB and digital  modes.  QSL  via home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
FR     - Olivier, F4FLF will be active holiday style as  TO2Z  from  Reunion
         Island (AF-016) on 9-22 April. He plans to  operate  SSB,  PSK  and
         RTTY during his evenings. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
HI     - Marcello, IK8DNJ will be active as HI7/IK8DNJ  from  the  Dominican
         Republic from 30 April to 13 May. He will operate holiday style  on
         10, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 40 metres SSB and  digital  modes.  QSL  via
         IZ8LKL. [TNX IK8DNJ]
I      - Special station II1ECO will be active during the  weekends  between
         2  April  and  15  May  for  the   "Ecolimpiadi"    sports    event
         (www.ecolimpiadi.it)  to   be    held    in    Casale    Monferrato
         (Alessandria). QSL via IZ1KIM, direct or bureau. [TNX TK1WNQ]
JD1_oga- Mokoto JI5RPT (JD1BLY),  Harry  JG7PSJ  (JD1BMH)  and  Masa  JE4SMQ
         (JD1BMT)  will  be  active  from  Chichijima  (AS-031),   Ogasawara
         between 30 April and 13 May as follows:
         JD1BMT   30 April-4 May
         JD1BLY   30 April-7 May
         JD1BMH   4 May-13 May
         They will be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital  modes. QSL via
         home calls. Logsearches to be found on their personal websites:
         JD1BLY: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/
         JD1BMH: http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/
         JD1BMT: http://homepage3.nifty.com/maaberu/logsjd1/logsearch.html
         [TNX JI5RPT]
JW     - Morten, LA9DFA will be active as JW9DFA from  Spitsbergen  (EU-026)
         on 14-19 September. He will be QRV on the HF bands and possibly  6m
         using mainly CW, with some RTTY and SSB.  He  will  participate  in
         the Scandinavian Activity Contest CW  (17-18  September)  as  JW3C.
         QSL both calls via LA9DFA, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX LA9DFA]
LA     - Bjorn, LA5UKA and Trond, LA9VDA will be active as  LA6Q  from  IOTA
         group EU-079 on 8-11 April. They will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via LA9VDA. [TNX LA9VDA]
LA, SM - A group of five Dutch operators will be active as either LG5LG  and
         SJ9WL from Morokulien, the station on  the  border  between  Sweden
         and Norway (www.sj9wl-lg5lg.com), on 10-16 April Activity  will  be
         on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL for  both  callsigns
         via LA4EKA, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
P2     - Tim, KD5SSF will spend a couple of years  in  Ukarumpa,  Papua  New
         Guinea, and will be active as P29ZL. He will operate PSK31 and  SSB
         in his evenings and  during  the  weekends,  using  100  watts  and
         inverted V antennas for 10, 15, 20, and 40 metres. [TNX DX World]
TA     - Memorial station TC2J will be active on 7-10  April  to  honour  S.
         Fazyl Turkan,  TA2J  (1950-2006),  an  outstanding  member  of  the
         Turkish amateur radio community who passed away five years ago.  He
         was "keen CW operator", TA1HZ  says,  and  "an  elmer  who  enjoyed
         sharing his knowledge and experience with others". QSL  via  YM7KK,
         direct or bureau. Information on the relevant free of charge  award
         can be found on qrz.com under TC2J.
XV     - Mal, VK6LC will be active from Vietnam in April.  He  will  operate
         holiday style on 20 metres CW and SSB as XV2LC  from  Ho  Chi  Minh
         City on 10-15 April and as XV4LC from the  Mekong  delta  on  20-25
         April. QSL via VK6LC. [TNX DX World]

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

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)

DIE CONTEST ---> The 13th DIE Contest will be held from 6 to 12  UTC  on  19
June (80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB). There are  a  few  changes  in  the
rules. Islands, lighthouses and  EA  prefixes  will  count  as  multipliers;
premium QSO points will be given for working them as well as for  contacting
special  event  DIE   stations.    Contest    rules    can    be   found  at
www.diplomadie.net [TNX EA5KB]

VK7DI ---> Hazardous sea conditions in the  Bass  Strait  caused  the  VK7DI
team heading  for  Deal  Island  (OC-195)  [425DXN  1038]  to  reverse.  The
operation has been postponed to October, further information is expected  in
due course.

VP8DMH ---> Mike, VP8DMH was QRV from the British  Antarctic  Survey's  King
Edward Point Base, close to the old  whaling  village  of  Grytviken,  South
Georgia, on 23 March. This was a stop-off en  route  from  Rothera  to  Port
Stanley, Falkland Islands, at the end of Mike's posting to Rothera. QSL  via

5M2TT    http://www.i2ysb.com
9N7AN    http://logsearch.de/index.php/logsearch
S21YZ    http://www.s21yx.com/log.php
S79UFT   http://www.uft.net/1-s79/searchlog_adif.php

+ SILENT KEYS +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Robert  Williams
(G4LVQ/EA7FGS), Wah How  "Howie"  Lee  (KH6CD),  Yury  G.  Sinitso  (UA1RJ),
Krishnappa Ramaswamy (VU2BRK) and Michael  R.  Koss  (W9SU),  the  owner  of
Industrial Communication Engineers (ICE), who passed away on 28 March at  57
years of age.


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3A/K3OX,  3C0CW,  3G1M,  3G1P,
4O1OTA  (EU-163),  4L5O,  4S7KG,  4Z5AD,  5H3VMB,    5R8FJ,    5R8HL,  5R8X,
6Y5/KC2VLC, 7P8CF, 7Z1HL, 9J2BO, 9J2VB, 9J2YO, 9Q50ON, A25DF,  A35AY,  A35KL
(OC-169),  A52RY,  AA1AC/VP9,  AH0J,  AP2ARS,  BU2AQ,  C50C,  C6AGN,  C91VB,
FR5WO, FW5RE, GW6W, HB0/T93Y, HC2/SM0COP, HH2/PY3SB, J39BS ,  J68PJ,  J68UN,
J88DR,  JW/OK1IEC,  K3NT/V73,  KG4KL,  KH2L,  KH6MB,  KP2M,  LP2F,  LY100SP,
PJ4G, PJ4I, PJ4W, PJ6/K4UEE, PJ7E, R1FJM, R35NP, RI1FJ, S50O, ST2AR,  T30OU,
T30YA, T6MB, TC0W,  TG7/N6HD,  TI5KS,  TK5MH,  TL0A,  TM6M,  TS8P  (AF-083),
TT8DX, UA0CA, UT9NA, V44KA, V44KAI, V73QQ (OC-087), V73RRC (OC-278),  V73TM,


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