425 DX News issue #1044

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07 May 2011                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1044
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4X     - Special callsigns 4X13AR and 4Z13AR will be in  use  on  10-26  May
         during the 13th edition  of  the  Arthur  Rubinstein  International
         Piano Master Competition. Look for activity  on  80-10  metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY. QSL via 4Z5NS. [TNX Southgate ARC]
9M2    - Vlad, RA9LR plans to be active as 9M2/RA9LR  from  Langkawi  Island
         (AS-058) between mid-May and mid-July. He  plans  to  operate  PSK,
         RTTY, CW and some SSB. [TNX DX World]
9N     - Sam, K0YAK  is  active  in  his  spare time  as  9N7AK  from  Nepal
         (http://9n7ak.wordpress.com) until 4 July, while on work assignment
         at the US Embassy in Kathmandu. Activity is  on 20 to 10 metres SSB
         and PSK31. QSL to home call.
F      - Special callsign TM90LH will be in use  again  on  14-15  May,  4-5
         June and 9-10  July  to  celebrate  the  90th  anniversary  of  the
         Societe Havraise de  Telegraphie  Sans  Fil  (F6KOH),  one  of  the
         oldest amateur radio clubs in France. [TNX F8REF]
FJ     - Wim, OS1T (ON4CIT) will be active as FJ/OS1T  from  St.  Barthelemy
         (NA-146) on 14-22 May. He will  operate  mainly  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         40-10 metres, with a focus on 6 metres when conditions  allow.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. QSLling instructions  and  further
         information at http://cendyshop.be/FJ-OS1T.html  [TNX islandchaser.
G      - Ricky G0LZX, Paul G0WRE and Kev M0TNX will be active as GB0HI  from
         Holy/Lindisfarne Island (EU-120) from about 5 UTC on 14  May  until
         aout 5 UTC on the 15th. Plans are to operate SSB with some  digital
         modes and CW, on 40, 30, 20, 17  and  15,  plus  6m  if  conditions
         allow. QSL via M0OXO (see  www.m0oxo.com  for  instructions).  [TNX
I      - Ezio IK2AHB, Diego IW2MZX, Andrea IZ2AJE,  Enzo  IZ2GLU  and  Fabio
         IZ2GMT will be active on the HF bands and possibly 6m as IG9E  from
         Lampedusa Island (AF-019) on 18-23 May. They will operate  CW,  SSB
         and digital modes (PSK31 and RTTY) with  three  stations.  QSL  via
         IK2AHB, direct or bureau. Log  search  at  www.vbdxc.altervista.org
         [TNX IZ2GMT]
JX     - JX5O is  the  new,  special  callsign  issued  for  the  6-14  July
         operation from Jan Mayen  [425DXN  1043].  The  team  now  includes
         HB9ASZ,  NI1L,  SM0MDG,  SQ8X,  SQ9C,  SQ9DIE,  SV2KBS  and  TF3ZA.
         Further information  can  be  found  on  the  expedition's  website
         (http://janmayen2011.org/) [TNX SQ8X]
LZ     - Special  station LZ2011KM is active on all bands and modes until 31
         May  to  celebrate  St. Kiril  and  Methodius' Day.  QSL  via LZ1BJ
         (bureau preferred). [TNX LZ1BJ]
SV5    - The "DX Plus" Hellenic Amateur Radio Team will operate CW, SSB  and
         digital modes as SX5F from Farmakonisi (EU-001) on 14-22  May.  QSL
         via bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
VK9L   - The VK9HR expedition to Lord Howe  (OC-004),  originally  scheduled
         to take place on 8-17 July [425DXN 1041], has been postponed to  23
         July-2 August so that the team will be able to participate  in  the
         IOTA  Contest.  The  website   for    the    expedition    is    at
W      - Lighthouse special event station W3P will  be  operating  from  the
         annual Waterfront Festival at the  Piney  Point  Lighthouse  (ARLHS
         USA-601) on 14 May from 14 until 20 UTC. Look for activity  on  40,
         20 and 17 metres SSB and  PSK31.  QSL  via  KA3UNQ  (direct).  [TNX

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

AEGEAN RTTY CONTEST ---> The second edition of the Aegean RTTY Contest  will
be held from 12 UTC  on  21  May  through  12  UTC  on  the  22nd.  Complete
information  can  be  found  on    the    Aegean    DX    Group's  web  site
(www.aegeandxgroup.gr, click on  "contest")  of  from  the  Contest  manager
Alexander Karpathiou , SV8CYR (sv8cyr[@]gmail.com). [TNX SV8CYV]

AUSTRIA: POSTAL RATES ---> Postal rates in Austria raised on 1 May. The  new
prices for standard letter items up to 20 grams sent by  Priority  Mail  are
EUR 0.70 for destinations within Europe and EUR 1.70 for  the  rest  of  the

DXCC NEWS ---> 4A4A (Revillagigedo, 2011 operation) has  been  approved  for
DXCC credit.

QSL 4UITU, 4U1UN & D44TOI ---> Get your missing QSLs for  QSOs  with  4UITU,
4U1UN and D44TOI (2009 and 2010) at  the  Swiss  DX  Foundation's  booth  at
Hamradio 2011 (Friedrichshafen) on 24-25 June. Bring your QSO data with  you
and observe the working hours of the QSL manager (to  be  available  at  the
booth). [TNX HB9BOU

QSL 9M6JC ---> As of 18 April, Buzz (NI5DX) is no longer  the  QSL   manager
for 9M6JC. John has decided to handle the QSL duty himself. [TNX The Golist]

QSL EU-094 ---> All  of  the  contacts  made  by  F/ON6DP/p  ,F/ON7PC/p  and
F/ON4LRG/p  on  9-10  April  from  St  Nicolas  Island  (EU-094)  have  been
confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct  cards  are  via  home  call.

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 (333 QSLs), the 58 deleted  DXCC  entities
(1257 QSLs), obsolete prefixes (3327 QSLs), stations from Magrebh from  1947
to 1962 (372 QSLs), D5 and  DL5  stations  from  1945  to  1962  (62  QSLs),
Antarctic bases  (827  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises, 264 QSLs), the  various  French  DXCC  island  Entities  in  the
Pacific Ocean (338 QSLs) & the Indian Ocean (97  QSLs),  pre-1945  countries
(1183 QSLs), French Departments (675 QSLs) and  CONUS  (200  QSLs),  plus  a
gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC (126 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]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Ken, G3OCA offers his services  as  a  QSL  Manager
for any station in need (particularly IOTA  expeditions).  Both  bureau  and
direct cards accepted. He can be contacted at g3oca1[@]ntlworld.com

QSL VIA EB7DX & EA7FTR ---> Owing to  a  serious  health  problem  in  their
family, David, EB7DX and his  father  Francisco,  EA7FTR  expect  to  be  "a
little slower" than usual in processing QSL requests for the  stations  they
manage. Please be patient. [TNX EB7DX]

T6PSE CANCELLED ---> Given  the  current  circumstances,  and  with  careful
consideration, the team has decided to cancel their plans for  a  DXpedition
from Afghanistan. "There is just too much uncertainty in the region  for  us
to continue to move forward with our plans", Paul N6PSE says. "In  the  next
several weeks, I will refund all donor/sponsor monies that have  been  given
to support our plans". See www.intrepid-dx.com for the press  release  dated
2 May.

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)

+ SILENT KEYS + A Charter member  and  the  first  President  of  the  North
Jersey DX Association, Benjamin H. Stevenson (W2BXA) passed away  on  5  May
at 97 years of age. He had a total of 390 DXCC Entities,  and  obtained  the
first CQ WAZ and the first Satellite DXCC.
Other recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Vakhtang  "Vakho"  Sakhokia
(4L5T,  ex-UF6DG),  Kesang  Namgyel  (A51KC),  Sydney  Sefton  (G3ZBA),  Ray
Forrester (K4RRF), Aleksej A. Starkov (UA1BX)  and  George  Wesley  Johnston

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A2CWG      3A2LF       EV25G       EW8OG       OG0I        OH2TA
3A5DG       3A2LS       EV25M       EW8OM       OH0I        OH3BHL
3Z100MSC    SP8AQA      EY8DX       UA4LCH      OL100VP     OK1DRQ
3Z55JNK     SQ1PSE      FG4NO       F4AVX       OL2011VP    OK1DRQ
4F9HXB      DL5SDF      FM1HN       NI5DX       OL950CHEB   OK1KWN
4JS0RGE     4K4K        FM4LV       W3HNK       OM2011IHWC  OM0CS
4JV3AM      RW6HS       FM5CD       F5VU        OM2011IIHF  OM5CD
4JV6NS      4K4K        FM5WD       W3HNK       OM55TV      OM3MB
4K3AC       YL2GM       GB0MGY      G6UT        P29VCX      SM6CVX
4L0CR       DL8KAC      GB0MPA      GW0ANA      PC65ISWL    PA0FAW
4L1MA       ON4RU       GB0TSP      M0OXO       PD6DIG      PD1EVL
4L6DL       LZ1OT       GB2GM       2E0GSD      PP0T        EB7DX
4M5CW       W4SO        GB2SWF      MM0SMD      PT7ZAP      PZ7ZT
4M5M        W4SO        GB4M        M0DOL       R1945HS     RW6HS
4T100MP     OA4O        GB4MBC      MW0DHF      RP66A       RK1OWA
5C5W        EA5XX       GB4MDI      GW0ANA      RP66D       UA3DPX
5N4LRJ      G8JWT       GB4MIW      GX0BAR      RP66LR      RX1CQ
5R8AL       G3SWH       GB4SWF      GM3KHH      RP66NMZ     UD6A
5R8FL       G3SWH       GB5RST      M0XIG       RP66O       RZ3EC
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      GB5TI       MM0BQI      RP66S       RV3LZ
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      GC4BRS/p    GW0ANA      RP66W       RK3QWW
5T0JL       ON8RA       GR4PRB      EI7CC       S21B        KX7YT
5W1SA       JH7OHF      GR4RCG      M0OXO       S79DF       IV3TDM
6J5M        XE1AMF      GS2MP       N3SL        SN0BJP      SP8YWK
6W2SC       HA3AUI      GS3PYE/P    M0VFC       SN0JPIISS   SP9PKZ
9A8CW       UA6LCW      H77REX      TI4SU       SN100MSC    SP3GVX
9G5LL       PA2LS       HB60RF      HB9DDS      SN1OSP      SP9PNS
9G5LM       PA2LS       HF0BJP      SQ1RMM      SN2OSP      SP9PNS
9K2GS       EA5KB       HF0JP       SP4ICP      SN3OSP      SP9PNS
9K2YM       EA5KB       HF1JPII     SP2ZAO      SN4OSP      SP9PNS
9M2ADX      JH8PHT      HF4BJP      SP4FKS      SN5OSP      SP9PNS
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       HF9WNF      SP3DG       SN6OSP      SP9PNS
9M4SAB      9M6TW       HG650D      HA0KA       SO100MSC    SP2FAP
9M8DX/2     SP5UAF      HI7/IK8DNJ  IZ8LKL      SP100MSC    SP2JMR
9Q6CC       CX2CC       HL0A        HL2UVH      SQ100MSC    SP5XSL
9V1DR       JF3DVR      HR2DMR      OK1DOT      T31DF       N1EMC
A41MX       EB7DX       HZ1FI       DL2RMC      T6JC        S57J
A65BM       W4JS        IC8MD       IC8ATA      T88CR       JA8CCL
A65CF       EA7FTR      II3AC       IK3GES      T88KR       JL1KRA
A71EM       EA7FTR      II5O        IQ5PO       T88RA       JH1RMH
AH0/AB2RF   JJ2RCJ      IP2XX       IK2DUW      T88TW       JE8NTJ
AH0J        JA1NVF      IY0ORP      IZ0FVD      T88VU       JH4VUC
C31CT       EA3QS       IY1TTM      IW1RIK      TC7ZLH      TA1HZ
CM3RPN      EB7DX       J5UAP       HA3AUI      TM13JNR     F8KHG
CW1GM       CX2ABC      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      TM7FDM      F5MSS
D2QR        RW6HS       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      TR8CA       F6CBC
D2QV        UT0EA       JD1BMT      JE4SMQ      TT8PK       F4EGS
D2SG        GM4FDM      JW/SE5E     SM5AJV      UN7MMM      EA7FTR
EA9EU       EA5KB       KH0PR       JJ8DEN      UQ50P       UN7PL
EI0IMD      EI3GAB      KH8/N9YU    YT1AD       V85/9M6XRO  M0URX
EI5IMD      EI9FBB      KP4ED       EB7DX       VC2CQ85     VE2CQ
EI66P       EI4JY       KP4MS       W4DN        VE1WFF      VE1WT
EM0UBC      UR4UXD      LA6Q        LA9VDA      VE2CSI      M0URX
EM25U       UT3UZ       LX8RTTY     LX1DA       VK6ANC      VK6IR
EM25UC      UR7UC       LZ11RF      LZ1YE       VK8NSB      M0URX
EM3WFF      UT4WA       LZ12EYAC    LZ1BJ       VP2VV       VP2VQ
EM44U       UT7UT       LZ66P       LZ1BJ       VP5/NY6X    JN1RVS
EM90AB      UR5AW       MR0CCE      MD0CCE      W3JH/KH2    JR3QFB
EN25R       UY2RA       MR0EPC      MM0DFV      XV4Y        OK1DOT
EN50IG      US3IZ       MR0FAL      MU0FAL      YB0AKM      EA7FTR
EO0UD       UR7UT       MS0KLR      MM0GHM      YB5OUB      RX3RC
EO66JM      K2PF        N3UJ/KH6    JH1URT      YI9NS       W3HNK
EO66JP      UU4JXI      NH0J        JQ2GYU      YL11WCA     YL2IU
EP3MJ       IK2DUW      NL8F        K8NA        YV7/UX4UL   UY5ZZ
EP3PK       IK2DUW      NP4A        W3HNK       ZP8AE       EA7FTR
ER44WFF     ER1RR       OE11M       OE1WHC      ZS2DL       NI5DX
ER9V        ER1DA       OE150HTL    OE8XEK      ZW7R        PR7ZAJ

3A2LF    Claude Passet, 3 allee Guillaume Apollinaire, 98000 Monaco, Monaco
9M6JC    John Lee, Lot.10 Taman Mewah, Lorong Hiburan 2, Jalan Penampang,
         88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
F4EGS    Philippe Koch, La Boubiniere de Cottereau, 37320 St Branchs, France
ON8RA    Jean Lewuillon, avenue Emile Verhaeren 110/1, 1030 Bruxelles,
PA2LS    Lisa Leenders, Hof van Polanen 12, 5165 EE Waspik, The Netherlands
SM6CVX   Hans Olof Hjelmstrom, Kalltorpsvagen 2, SE-543 35 Tibro, Sweden


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