425 DX News issue #1040

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09 April 2011                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1040
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2_r  - Eddie, VK4AN   (3D2A)   says  that   a  team   of  Pacific    DXers
         (http://pacific-dxers.com) "have all  permits  in  place"  and  are
         planning operate from Rotuma for three weeks in June. The  callsign
         has not been assigned yet,  but  they  expect  to  be  issued  with
         either 3D2P or  3D20R,  with  3D2A/R  as  an  alternative.  Current
         operators  include  VK4AN,  3D2DD  and  VK4FW;  they  are   seeking
         expressions of interest from experienced CW, SSB and  digital  mode
         operators and possibly a 6m enthusiast. [TNX DX World]
5W     - An advance party of three T31A team members is currently  in  Apia,
         Samoa to  inspect  the  equipment  shipped  from  California.  They
         operate as 5W0JK (QSK via W2IJ), 5W0QQ (QSL  via  N7CQQ)  and  5W0X
         (QSL via W9IXX) as time allows. The entire team will leave Apia  on
         13 April; the voyage to Kanton (T31) will take about four days.
9A     - Look for 9A/HA5AUC, 9A/HA5BWW and 9A/HA7PC to be  active  from  Rab
         Island (EU-136) on 11-18 April. They will operate  mainly  CW  with
         some SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL  via  home  calls,  bureau  preferred.
         [TNX HA0HW]
9N     - Dov, 4Z4DX (9N7DX) and his wife Anat (9N7YL) will  be  active  from
         Nepal on 13-30 April. Dov plans to operate mainly on  20,  12,  15,
         10 and 6 metres CW, RTTY and PSK31, with some SSB. QSL  via  4Z4DX.
         The website for the operation is at www.9n7dx.com
A2     - Filip, ON4AEO and other seven  operators  from  Belgium  and  South
         Africa will be active as A25FC from Botswana on 14-18  April.  They
         plan to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         ON4CJK. [TNX NG3K]
DL     - DJ9MD, DK8MIL, DK7JAN and DK9BTX will be active as DF0TM from  Sylt
         Island (EU-042) on 15-18 April. QSL via bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F      - Special event call TM26UFT will in use on 10-24 April for the  26th
         annual general meeting of the Union Francaise  des  Telegraphistes,
         the French CW Society  (www.uft.net).  All  of  the  QSOs  will  be
         confirmed by the bureau and LoTW. Direct cards should  be  sent  to
         F6ICG. [TNX F5NQL]
FJ     - Anne, OH2YL will  be  active  as  FJ/OH2YL  from  Saint  Barthelemy
         (NA-146) on 15-27  April.  She  will  operate  CW  only  on  160-10
         metres. QSL via home call, bureau  or  direct,  and  LoTW.  Further
         information  and  OQRS  for  bureau  cards  can   be    found    at
         www.fjoh2yl.com [TNX DX World]
G      - Celebrating 45 years of the Havering & District  ARC,  GX4HRC/A  is
         active (CW only) from the QTH of Fred, G3SVK. QSL  via  G3SVK  (who
         still has the complete logs of the 3V8DX DXpedition in 1982).  [TNX
HI     - The Radio Club Dominicano will be active as HI1RCD from Isla  Beata
         (NA-122) from around 14 UTC on 9 April until 14 UTC  on  the  10th.
         Five operators will be QRV on 80-10 metres SSB. QSL via bureau.
KP4    - Special event station N4S will be active on 80-10 metres  SSB  from
         Puerto Rico on 11-12 April to commemorate the 50th  anniversary  of
         the first manned space flight by  Russian  cosmonaut  Yuri  Gagarin
         (12 April 1961) and the 30th anniversary of  the  first  flight  of
         the Space Shuttle Columbia (12 April 1981).  QSL  via  WP3GW.  [TNX
         OPDX Bulletin]
LA     - The 8-11 April LA6Q activity from IOTA group EU-079  [425DXN  1039]
         has been postponed to a later date.
SM     - Fred, SM7DAY  will  be  active  as  SM7DAY/p  from  Senoren  Island
         (EU-138) on 16-23 April. He will operate CW and/or SSB  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM7DAY]
T6     - The Intrepid-DX Group continues to move forward  with  their  plans
         to conduct the T6PSE DXpedition [425DXN 1017] to  take  place  from
         Afghanistan during ten days in May. Due to security  concerns,  the
         exact dates and location of the DXpedition will  not  be  announced
         until the eve of their activation. Their primary  objective  is  to
         provide as many DXers as possible a "new one" with this  rare  DXCC
         entity and, as a secondary objective, to give  as  many  band-slots
         as possible. "We anticipate that we  will  be  working  EU  amateur
         stations nearly around the clock", they say, "but we will  ask  for
         their cooperation to allow us  to  work  North  and  South  America
         during those brief periods each day when  propagation  will  permit
         us to work those far away regions". The website for the  expedition
         can be found at www.intrepid-dx.com/t6pse/index.php [TNX N6PSE]
VE     - The "NA-128 Contest Group" (www.qsl.net/na128cg/)will be active  as
         XM2I from Isle-aux-Grues (NA-128, C.Is.A  QC-038)  on  29-31  July.
         They will be operate SSB, CW,  RTTY,  PSK31  on  80-6  metres  with
         "many stations", including an entry in the IOTA  Contest.  A  short
         activity from  Isle-aux-Oies  (C.Is.A.  QC-038)  might  take  place
         after the contest. QSL via VE2CQ. [TNX VE2EBK]

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

AUSTRALIAN POSTAL RATES ---> Effective 4 April, the new  rates  for  airmail
letters are AUD 1.55 for destinations in  the  Asia/Pacific  zone,  and  AUD
2.25 for destinations in the rest  of  the  world.  Postage  calculator  and
currency  converter  on-line  services  are  provided  by    Australia  Post

BRITISH POSTAL RATES ---> Stamp price  rises  in  the  United  Kingdom  took
effect on 4 April. The new rates for airmail letters are as follows:
Up to 10 gr     Europe   GBP 0.68       Rest of the world   GBP 0.76
Up to 20 gr                  0.68                               1.10
Up to 40 gr                  1.00                               1.65

QSL NAVASSA 1993 ---> Jun, OE1ZKC (JH4RHF) reports that  the  original  logs
for the 1993 DXpedition to Navassa  Island  have  been  retrieved  from  the
widow of Vance LePierre (N5VL/W5IJU),  the  team  leader  and  QSL  manager.
Should you still need a card for KH2S/KP1, KH2W/KP1, KH2Y/KP1,  NF6S/KP1  or
W5IJU/KP1, you can send your request to Jun  Tanaka,  P.O.  Box  1200,  1400
Wien, Austria. "I will try to put all of log  data  into  electric  format",
Jun says, "and upload to LoTW. He can be contacted at jh4rhf[at]arrl.net

QSL SU1SK ---> Hawk, SM5AQD is the QSL route for SU1SK, but he  has  neither
the logs nor the blank QSL cards. He simply collects the QSLs (direct  only,
see qrz.com) and forwards the information to Said, who checks  his  log  and
mails the cards from Egypt. "I am very sorry", Hawk says, "but  a  QSL  card
via bureau is impossible to arrange for me and him". [TNX NG3K]

QSL V31JP ---> Lon Miller, KA9WON is no longer the QSL  manager  for  V31JP.
According to qrz.com, cards should be sent direct to Joseph L.  Pontek  Sr.,
P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize. Joe also uses LoTW.

QSL ZL8X ---> "Nearly 4,000 letters are  out  now",  DL1MGB  reported  on  4
April, "All direct OQRS requests until end  of  February  were  sent.  Mario
[DJ2MX] will continue now with the direct mail he received". Please  refrain
from sending emails about your cards' status, as they  will  go  unanswered.
"Please be patient until we sent out ALL QSL cards".

+ SILENT KEYS + Lothar Wilke, DL3TD (ex DM2DUK and Y24UK) died at  58  years
of age in his house fire in the early hours of 7 April. He was DARC  DX  and
Contest manager, and the driving force  behind  the  successful  DF0HQ/DA0HQ
contest station.
Gerard LeDrean (F6IJW) passed away a few days ago after a  long  illness  of
heart complications. Gerard was also active  in  the  1980s  as  FH8CL  from
Mayotte and FR5ER from Reunion Island.
Dianna R. Killeen (KB6NAN) passed away on  6  April  at  62  years  of  age.
"K6KLY, Russ, will be taking over QSLing chores as Dianna was a QSL  manager
for several stations", The Daily DX reports. "He expects to  have  the  logs
after April 23rd".

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8MM       DL6UAA      FK8GX       W3HNK       RG50C       RA4CEO
3DA0MF      ZS6AAG      FP5BZ       F5TJP       RG50D       UA3FA
3G3P        CE3PG       GB0MPA      GW0ANA      RG50F       RT3F
3V1A        YT1AD       GM5X        N3SL        RG50K       RW4HB
3W7W        W3HNK       GS4MWS/p    M0PAI       RG50P       RA9FDR
3Z100MSC    SP8AQA      GW5R        GW3YDX      RI1ANC      RN1ON
4H1T        DU1IVT      GW9T        GW6NLP      RW0AJ       W3HNK
4H9RG       DU9RG       GZ5Y        GM4SSA      S520SCC     S57U
4J0LH       4J5T        H22H        5B4MF       S520SLO     S57U
4L1MA       ON4RU       H2E         5B4AGE      SN0MD       SP1PNW
4L4ZA       DJ1CW       H2T         5B4XF       SN2B        SP2PI
4M5IR       YV5KG       HD2A        EA5KB       SN2Q        SP2HYO
4W3A        M0OXO       HF800Z      SP6CES      SN3A        SP3GEM
5B/US7IDX   RN3QO       HG200LST    HA5GY       SN3S        SQ3LVO
5B4AIF      EB7DX       HQ9R        K5WW        SN3X        SP3SLA
5C5W        EA5XX       HS0AC       HS0ZFZ      SN5N        SP5KP
5D5A        I2WIJ       HS0ZDG      K4YT        SN5V        SQ5EBM
5F6SIA      G5XW        HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       SN7H        SP7PHP
5H3CMG      ZR6CMG      HZ1FS       EA7FTR      SN7Q        SP7GIQ
5H3EE       DL4ME       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      SN7S        SP7IDX
5M2TT       I2YSB       IF9A        IT9ATF      SN8B        SP8CUR
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      II1ECO      IZ1KIM      SN8F        SP8FHK
5N7M        OM3CGN      II5P        IZ5ICH      SN8R        SP8ONZ
5P3WW       DL1YAW      II9K        IT9HBT      SN9U        SP9UMJ
5R8FL       G3SWH       II9T        IT9ESW      SN9W        SP9KTL
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      IO4C        IZ4DPV      SO100MSC    SP2FAP
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      IO4UI       I4JEE       SO2R        SP2PI
5T0JL       ON8RA       IO5O        IK5RLP      SO3RM/1     DL2JRM
5V7BR       F2VX        IP2XX       IK2DUW      SO6I        SP6JIU
5W0JK       W2IJ        IQ1RY       IK1HXN      SO7A        SP7MOC
5W0QQ       N7CQQ       IR2CUI      IQ2ER       SO8A        SP8YB
5W0X        W9IXX       IR2M        IZ2FDU      SO8N        SP8KAF
5Z4ES       K3IRV       IR4C        IZ4NIC      SO9G        SP9DTE
5Z4KI       YO9AFH      IR4M        I4IFL       SP100MSC    SP2JMR
7S0X        SM0MDG      IR4X        I4EAT       SU1HZ       F4FJH
8P5A        NN1N        IR6T        IK6VXO      SX1L        DL1JCZ
8P9CW       W5PF        IR7ITA      IK7JWX      SX5P        SV5FRD
8P9PF       W5PF        IR9W        IW0HBY      SZ3P        SV3DCX
8P9UU       W5PF        IR9Y        IT9ABY      T6TL        N6FF
9A25TA      9A3TA       IU9A        IT9SSI      T88TW       JE8NTJ
9K2GS       EA5KB       IY4FGM      IK4UPU      TC2J        YM7KK
9K2K        EA5KB       J28RO       F8DFP       TC3C        TA3HM
9L5MS       PA3AWW      J5UAP       HA3AUI      TC7TC       TA1HZ
9Q6CC       CX2CC       J6/W0SA     8P9NX       TJ3AY       F5LGE
9V1YC       W5UE        KG4EM       KB7GJ       TL8CG       IK1APO
9Y4SRR      KD4UDU      KH0/KH7ERI  JF1VGZ      TM300CDXC   F5IL
A5          JH1AJT      KH0/WN1Y    JF1VGZ      TM95BV      F6KUP
A60A        NI5DX       KL7J        N3SL        TO5A        F5VHJ
B1Z         EA7FTR      KP2M        AI4U        U5ARTEK/A   UT7UT
B7M         BG7LHY      KP2TM       AI4U        UK8FF       W3HNK
BJ8TA       BA1DU       KP3Z        N4AO        UN1L        W3HNK
CA3KHZ      EA5KB       KP4WW       W3HNK       UP4L        UN7LZ
CE1A        XQ1KZ       L73D        EA5KB       UP9L        RW6HS
CE3G        CE3WDH      L90AA       LU4AA       UQ50P       UN7PL
CN2BC       DL7BC       LP1H        EA5KB       V3M         WB2REM
CN3A        I2WIJ       LQ5H        EA5KB       V85AVE      W3HNK
CO2IZ       EA1EAU      LR2F        LU2FA       VC2B        VE2BR
CP6AA       IK6SNR      LR4E        EA5KB       VC3Z        VE3MIS
CQ3L        DJ6QT       LS1D        LW9EOC      VC6X        VE6BF
CQ8X        OH2BH       LT1F        AC7DX       VP2EH       N5AU
CR2T        CU2AF       LT4S        LU8SAN      VP9HE       W2AF
CR3A        CT3EE       LT5X        WD9EWK      VP9I        N1HRA
CR3L        DJ6QT       LV6D        EA5KB       VQ51V       W5CW
CR5ED       CT1ETE      LX0RL       LX1KQ       VR2RJ       JH1BED
CS2C        OK1RF       LX7I        LX2A        VU2PEP      W3HNK
CV5D        CX2ABC      LX8RTTY     LX1DA       WP2Z        KU9C
D2AM        OM5AM       MD2C        MD0CCE      WP3C        W3HNK
D2CQ        CT1IUA      MM1REK/P    M1REK       XP1A        OZ1ACB
D2QV        UT0EA       MW5A        G3TXF       XR3P        CE3PG
D2SG        GM4FDM      MW9W        M0URX       XR6T        CE3FED
DK150RB     DL1SBF      NH6P        KH7Y        XU7AAA      XW0A
E7DX        E77E        OA4TT       N6XQ        XU7ACY      W2EN
EA9EU       EA5KB       OD5PY       KU9C        XU7FMZ      JA1FMZ
EB8AH       EA8ZS       OG0Z        W0MM        XU7SSB      XW0A
ED1A        EA1AST      OH0YY       OH2YY       XV2RZ       OH4MDY
ED1T        EA1HLH      OH0Z        W0MM        XV2W        W6NWS
ED2C        EA2RCF      OK6Y        OK2PTZ      YB0AKM      EA7FTR
ED2V        EA2CJ       OK7Y        OK1FDY      YB8FL       EA7FTR
ED5K        EA5RKB      OL1911VP    OK1DRQ      YN2ER       N5ET
EE1A        EA1HDD      OL2011VP    OK1DRQ      YN2ET       N5ET
EE3A        EA3ATM      OL4A        OK1DSX      YN2MG       N5ET
EE3EA       EA3HIF      OM2011IIHF  OM5CD       YW5T        YV5JBI
EE3T        EA3DTD      OM5M        OM2RA       Z21BB       W3HNK
EE5J        EA5YJ       OT5A        ON7LR       Z23MS       UA3DX
EE7R        EA7FTR      OU5A        YT2T        ZD8PRL      M0PRL
EF2O        EA2AOO      P29CW       VK2IR       ZF1A        K6AM
EF5K        EA5KB       P29VCX      SM6CVX      ZF2AE/ZF8   AA5UK
EF7A        EC7ABV      P40L        WA3FRP      ZF2LC       W2SM
EF7V        EA7HHV      P40M        W3HNK       ZM3T        ZL3TE
EG5CI       EA5EOR      PJ2T        N9AG        ZP9EH       K5WW
EH3O        EA3GEG      PR5B        PY2BW       ZS6CCY      K3IRV
EI6DX       RX3RC       PT5O        PP5KR       ZS6TQ       K3IRV
EI7M        EI6HB       PT5T        PP5EG       ZS9Z        ZS1OIN
EN50UG      UX5UO       PT6TS       PY6KY       ZW4O        PY4OG
EV7B        EW7BB       PV2P        PY2DY       ZW5B        K3IRV
EW6GF       DL8KAC      PX2V        PY2KJ       ZW8T        PS8HF
FH4VOS      DL7BC       R1961G      RV3LZ       ZX5J        AI4U
FK8DD       LZ1JZ       R3K         RN3DK       ZX5ZZ       PY5PDC

5R8KH    Karl Heinz Cordes, UNDP Madagascar, GCS PO Box 1608, New York, NY
         10163-1608, USA
5Z4FM    Jim Stewart, P.O. Box 63363 Muthaiga, 00619, Nairobi, Kenya
5Z4JC    John Cassar, P. O. Box 7, Garissa, 70100, Kenya
EA5EOR   Juan Enrique Adell, P.O. Box 91, 12580 Benicarlo (Castellon), Spain
F4FJH    Eric Meheust, 8 Lotissement Les Elians, 22100 St Helen, France
F5TJP    Ronan Darchen, P.O. Box 109, 22700 Perros-Guirec, France
I2YSB    Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara PV, Italy
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
         United Kingdom
OH4MDY   Reijo Laitinen, Mantytie 13, 76940 Nenonpelto, Finland
PA3AWW   Henk van Oosterhout, Meelbeshof 8, 3355 BD Papendrecht, The
SM6CVX   Hans Olof Hjelmstrom, Kalltorpsvagen 2, SE-543 35 Tibro, Sweden
WE8A     Kunihiko Itaya, 5-1-35 Daikai-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken,
         652-0803, Japan
XW0A     Hiroo Yonezuka, Box DD 153, Huang Sathai, Vientiane, Laos


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