425 DX News issue #1049

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11 June 2011                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1049
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2_r  - A large multi-national team  will  be  active  from  Rotuma  Island
         (OC-060) in late September-early October. "Hrane  Milosevic,  YT1AD
         has recently visited Fiji and has obtained the license of 3D2R  and
         a landing permit. We have  received  the  Rotuma  Island  Council's
         official approval as well as from the Prime Minister's Office.  The
         team of 19 operators will meet in Fiji on 24 September and sail  to
         Rotuma with an arrival slated for the 27th. We will  be  active  on
         all bands and modes from 27 September to 7 October. We  will  focus
         on the low bands at this time of  the  year  and  will  make  every
         effort to satisfy the needs of EU operators. At this time,  we  are
         seeking Foundation, Club and Individual Sponsors to help us  defray
         the costs of carrying out this  DXpedition".  QSL  via  YT1AD.  The
         website for the  expedition  is  at  www.yt1ad.info/3d2r/index.html
         [TNX N6PSE]
BY     - A group of eight operators will be active as  BY4QA/5  from  Tantou
         Shan Island (AS-137) from 30 June to  3  July.  They  will  operate
         mainly SSB with some CW on the HF bands. QSL via BD4QK,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
BY     - A large team of operators will be active  as  BY1RX/4  from  Furong
         Island (AS-160) on 2-9 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on
         160-6 metres with four stations. QSL via  BA4TB.  More  information
         at http://www.qrz.cn/as160 [TNX BA7JS]
C2     - NJ7N, NL8F, VK4AN, VK4FW and two more operators will be  active  as
         C21AA from Nauru (OC-031) from 10  November  to  6  December.  They
         will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-6  metres,  with  three
         complete stations on the  HF  bands  as  well  as  a  dedicated  6m
         station.  QSL  via  VK4FW  -  direct,  bureau  or   through    OQRS
         (instructions  at  www.vk4fw.com/oqrs.php).  The  website  for  the
         expedition can be found at http://c21.pacific-dxers.com/C21AA.html
C6     - N5KM and N4BP will  be  active  as  C6A/N5KM  and  C6AKQ  with  two
         stations from  Freeport,  Grand  Bahama  (NA-080)  until  13  June,
         including an entry in the ARRL June VHF Contest as C6AKQ  (QSL  via
         N4BP). Outside the contest they operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres.
DL     - Hans, DL2RU will be active as DL2RU/p from Usedom  Island  (EU-129)
         on 12-17 June. He also plan to visit Ruden Island (EU-057) for  one
         day. Look for him around 7028, 10122, 14040/14044  and  18086  kHz.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
GM     - Bob, G0BUX will be active as GM0BUX/p from North Uist  (EU-010)  on
         12-17 June. He will operate SSB, CW and PSK31 on the HF bands,  but
         will also  participate  in  the  Practical  Wireless  144  MHz  QRP
         Contest on 12 June  (www.pwcontest.org.uk).  QSL  via  G0BUX.  [TNX
GU     - The PA6Z Contest and  DX  Team  will  be  active  as  MU/PA6Z  from
         Guernsey (EU-114) on 23-30 October, including a  Multi-Multi  entry
         in the CQ WW SSB Contest. They will operate CW  and  SSB  on  160-6
         metres with up to seven stations. QSL via PA9M, direct  or  bureau.
         Further information can be found at www.pa6z.nl/guernsey_2011  [TNX
HB0    - DG1SFJ, DJ8KI, DL4ML and DL4MP will be active as HB0/homecall  from
         Liechtenstein on 18-21 June. They will be QRV on 80-2  metres  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSk31. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
I      - Special station II3NKE will  be  active  on  18-19  June  from  the
         premises of the former Nike Hercules Missile NATO Base  "Tuono"  at
         Passo Coe, near Folgaria. QSL via IN3SJG, direct or bureau.
I     -  Giovanni, IK5BCM   and   Valeriano,  IK5ABG   will   be  active  as
         IF9/IK5BCM and IF9/IK5ABG from Favignana  Island  (EU-054)  on  2-9
         July. They will operate SSB, CW and digital  modes.  QSL  for  both
         callsigns via IK5BCM, direct or bureau. [TNX I5NXH]
I      - Alex, IK8YFU will be active as  ID9/IK8YFU  from  Stromboli  Island
         (EU-017) on 23-30 July. He plans to be QRV on 40-10m as well as  on
         6m. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX IK8YFU]
KH0    - Tony, JA6CNL will be active as KH0N from Saipan (OC-086),  Northern
         Marianas on 17-21 June. He will participate in the All Asian CW  DX
         Contest, with a focus on 80, 30, 17 and 12 metres  CW  outside  the
         contest. QSL via JA6CNL. [TNX The Daily DX]
OJ0    - This coming Saturday (11  June)  Martti  OH2BH,  Pertti  OH2PM  and
         Pekka OH2TA will land on Market Reef (EU-053)  for  three  days  to
         finalize the semi-permanent antenna installation and  to  test  the
         new power plant.  They  will  have  two  stations  active  as  OJ0B
         primarily for 30, 17 and 20metres CW and SSB. It is  also  expected
         that one of the lighthouse keepers, Harri OH6VM/OH0VM  will  follow
         the group for another week with the beam. OJ0B QSL via OH2BH.  [TNX
OZ     - Jakob, OZ7AEI (www.oz7aei.dk) will be active as OZ7AEI/p  from  the
         lighthouse on Fur Island (EU-171) on 11-12 June. Look  for  him  on
         40 and 20 metres SSB. [TNX OZ7AEI]
PA     - The PG6N team will  be  active  from  Noordwijk  Lighthouse  (ARLHS
         NET-019) on 11-18 June. They will be QRV on the HF  bands  as  well
         as on 6 and 2 metres. QSL via PA7DA (bureau  preferred).  [TNX  The
PY0F   - Marcelo, PY2FN will be active as PY0FO  from  Fernando  de  Noronha
         (SA-003) on 2-9 July. He will operate CW only on 160-6 metres.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  He  has  a  website  at
         www.py0fo.com.br [TNX QRZ DX]
SM     - Bernd, DL8AAV will be active as SD1B/5 from Aspoja Island  (EU-177)
         from 19 June to 1 July. QSL via  DL8AAV,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
T8     - Nao, JK1FNL says he will be active again as  T88NA  from  Palau  on
         18-20 June. QSL via home call.
TK     - Marco, IW2IGA and Sebastiano, IK2WZM will be  active  as  TK/IW2IGA
         and TK/IK2WZM from  Corsica  (EU-014)  on  18-25  June.  They  will
         operate holiday style on 80-10 metres SSB and  digital  modes.  QSL
         via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IW2IGA]
V2     - David K9UK (V25DD), David W9DR (V25DR)  and  Thomas  W9AEB  (V25TP)
         will be active holiday style from Antigua (NA-100) on  14-28  June.
         Look for V25DR to concentrate on 6 metres SSB and CW,  while  V25DD
         and V25TP will operate SSB, CW and PSK31 on 80-10 metres. They have
         a website at www.6meterdxgroup.com/Antigua_DXpedition.html; QSL via
         home calls.
VK     - Aki, JA1NLX  will  be  active  as  JA1NLX/VK4  from  Lizard  Island
         (OC-187) in 19-23 August. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW  (7015,
         10115, 14040, 18095, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz)  and  SSB  (14260,
         18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460). QSL via home call (all of the  QSOs
         will be confirmed via the bureau  and  LoTW).  He  has  a  blog  at
         http://ja1nlx-aki.blogspot.com/ [TNX JA1NLX]
W      - Howie, K1VSJ will be active  from  his  QTH  on  Martha's  Vineyard
         (NA-046) from 16 June until 5 September. He plans to be QRV  during
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Look for Todd, N4LA (www.n4la.com) to be active  from  Bogue  Banks
         (NA-112) on 19-25 June. He will  operate  holiday  style  on  40-10
         metres SSB. QSL direct only, or LoTW. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
ZD7    - Nigel, G3TXF plans to be active as ZD7XF from the  QTH  of  Barrie,
         ZD7MY on St Helena  (AF-022)  between  22  and  30  June.  He  will
         operate CW only mainly on the HF bands, but he will also be  taking
         antennas for 80 and 160 metres as well as for 6m.  There  will  not
         be any Internet access in the shack; logs will be uploaded to  both
         LoTW and ClubLog whenever practical. QSL via G3TXF  .  The  webpage
         for this activity is at http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/ZD7XF/ZD7.html

CHANNEL ISLANDS ---> MJ/EA1AP and MJ/EA1SA from  Jersey  (EU-013)  on  12-17
June,  and  as MU/EA1AP and MU/EA1SA from  Guernsey (EU-114) on  17-21 June.
They  will operate CW,  SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres, and will participate in
the IARU 50 MHz Contest from Guernsey. QSL via home  calls. The website  for
the operation is at www.gdgdxc.net/channel_islands/

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

DXCC NEWS ---> TJ9PF (Cameroon, 2011 operation) has been approved  for  DXCC
credit. Special note: "We have been notified that the TJ9PF QSL labels  have
been printed with the year 2001 instead of 2011. This is  a  known  software
bug that has been fixed. Regardless, we do not believe the integrity of  the
TJ9PF logs or operation are affected  by  this  printing  error.  Also,  the
TJ9PF logs have now been uploaded to LoTW, providing  a  primary  source  of
QSO confirmations. We will add instructions to the  DXCC  system  internally
to note this operation's correct year. No one wants to promote  the  wasting
of resources to reprint labels or cards, or to require  resending  of  cards
to fix an error which has little effect on the  program.  DXCC  will  accept
TJ9PF QSLs showing the date as 2001". [TNX NC1L]

DXCC NEWS ---> VK0KEV (Macquarie Island, 2011 operation) has  been  approved
for DXCC credit.  "If  you've  had  this  operation  rejected  in  a  recent
application please send a  note  to  dxcc[@]arrl.org.  You  can  verify  the
update to your record either by checking your LoTW account, or,  you'll  see
a change in the live daily listing on the DXCC web site". [TNX NC1L]

J48O ---> The website for the  17-25  June  operation  from  Othonoi  Island
(EU-052) [425DXN 1047] can be found at www.j48o.com

MARKET REEF ---> "A group of Finnish DXers  have  agreed  with  the  Finnish
Lighthouse Society (FLS), the folks currently operating and  renovating  the
Market Reef lighthouse, that a permanent SteppIR  beam  can  remain  on  the
roof of the building and can be used by visiting DX groups at  the  cost  of
modest  compensation  to  the  FLS.  New  services  also   include  a  large
generator/battery plant able to supply 3x 230 VAC 10A each (6KW) on  a  24/7
basis for visiting groups.
In spite of inclement weather with icy storms,  the  SteppIR  beam  survived
another winter season (2010/2011), and you can see its location  by  looking
up  the  daily  diary  of  the   lighthouse    for    April    25,  2011  at
FLS encourage radio visits to Market Reef from Aland Islands.  If  you  plan
to make a trip of your life as a small group and get into  instant  pileups,
please contact the Finnish Lighthouse Society  (info[@]majakkaseura.fi)  for
more details". [TNX OH2BN]

QSL ZL8X ---> The last 1,000 envelopes have been  mailed,  and  all  of  the
direct requests (through OQRS or by mail) have been processed.  So  "if  you
don't have your QSL card in your mail in 10 to 15 days", DL1MGB reported  on
7  June,  "please  contact  us  via  our  contact  form   on    our  website
(www.kermadec.de). We already started with processing  all  bureau  requests
which were received through our Online QSL  Request  System.  They  will  be
sent via bureau around end of June". A photo book  containing  140  pictures
"from the beginning of the adventure till the last sunset" can be  purchased
on the website.

SOUTH SUDAN ---> The Intrepid-DX Group  and  the  DX  Friends/Tifariti  Gang
(www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011)continue to  move  forward  with  their
plans to activate Southern Sudan. "We have held several successful  meetings
with representatives of the Government  of  Southern  Sudan",  they  say  in
their Press Release #3 dated 6 June. "We have been issued an  amateur  radio
license for the purpose of this DXpedition. The Government  of  South  Sudan
is very supportive of our plans to visit Juba and  to  help  them  celebrate
the birth of their new country. 
The Government of South Sudan will declare their independence from Sudan  on
July 9th, 2011. They have applied to  the  UN  for  admission  as  a  member
state. The UN General Assembly and Security Council will vote on the  matter
in the weeks following the declaration of independence. 
While there have been attacks and fighting in the disputed border region  of
Abyei, these issues are not expected to derail the  emergence  of  this  new
We plan to be in the new capital of Juba  and  to  be  ready  to  start  our
DXpedition upon admission by the UN. We will  have  18  operators  operating
24X7 on seven active stations. 
At this time, we are seeking Foundation, Club  and  Individual  Sponsors  to
help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition". [TNX N6PSE]

+ SILENT KEYS + Alexey A. Voronkin (UR5EDU) lost his life on  8  June,  when
he fell from his tower while trying  to  fix  the  antenna.  Other  recently
reported Silent Keys include Kurt Klement (HS0ZIE/SM7WGP), Jack  L.  Sheldon
(KG7X), Sergei P. Velikanov (RX6CU), Vladimir E. Pakhorukov  (UA9YC),  Terry
Young (VP6TY), Guy J. Shields (W4GBU), Russell W. Shepherd, Jr. (W4SKW)  and
John W. Lynch (WA3G).


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3A/F8ATS,  3D2A,  4A0IARU,  4A4A,
4L1MA, 4O3A, 4S7BRG,  4Z20HC,  4Z5RT,  5B4AIF,  5H0RS,  5H1HS,  5H1Z,  5K3W,
5M2TT, 5R8HL, 5X1NH, 7X2BK, 7X4AN, 7Z1TT, 9H4JX,  9L0W,  9M2CQC/p  (AS-072),
9N7AN, 9N7DX, 9N7JO,  9Q50ON,  9V1DR,  9V1YC,  9Y4D,  A25AN,  A25HQ,  A41KJ,
A41OO, A45XR, A61BK, A65CA, A71BU, A92GR, AH0/AB2RF, AP2MB, B7P/7  (AS-131),
BD2BT,  BH7PAZ,  C37NL,  C4N,  C56FR,  CE2/CX1EK,  CE9/PA3EXX   (SA-031  and
SA-097), CE9/VE3LYC (SA-031 and SA-097), CO6CAC, CO6WR, CW3TD,  CW5R,  CW5W,
HH4/AF4Z, HK6K, HP1/IQ6CC,  HS0ZCW,  HV4NAC,  IS0HQJ,  J28RO,  J38A,  J5NAR,
J5NAR/p  (AF-093),  J79AN,  J7A,  J88DR,  JT1CS,  JT5DX,  JX9NOA,   K6VVA/6,
OY1CT, P29NI (OC-257), P29TL, PJ2/DL6LAU, PJ2/K6AM, PJ2MI, PJ2T,  PJ4/K4IQJ,
S51V,   S9DX,  SU1SK,  SV2ASP/A,  SV5/IK2WZD,  
T30AQ,  T32TV,  T6JC,  T88AA,
TC3WFF, TE6U  (NA-155),  TE8CH  (NA-116),  TE8CI  (NA-117),  TG9AHM,  TI5KD,
UK8VA, V31TP, V51KC, V55DLH, V63JY, V85/9M6XRO, V73NJ, V73NS, V85SS,  V85TL,


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