425 DX News issue #1067

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15 October 2011                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1067
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - Subject to licence approval, Gert ZS6AYU  (as  3DA0GF  on  CW)  and
         Hannes, ZS6BZP (as 3DA0HC on SSB) will be active from Swaziland  on
         21-24 October. They will be QRV  on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
         calls. [TNX NG3K]
5B     - Members of Pafos Radio Club will be QRV as  5B4PRC/p  for  the  WFF
         Programme from Lara Bay, Akamas  Peninsula,  on  20  October  (5-14
         UTC). [TNX 5B4AHJ]
6W     - Seb, F8IJV will be active once again as 6V7Q from Senegal  from  22
         October to 11 November, including an entry in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest. He will operate mainly SSB,  possibly  with  some  CW  and
         digital modes, on 160-6 metres. QSL via F8IJV,  direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
C2     - Joe, LA5UF plans to be active  as  C21UF  from  Nauru  (OC-031)  on
         17-24 October, and as CE0Y/LA5UF from  Easter  Island  (SA-001)  on
         3-11 November. He will  operate  mainly  CW  and  PSK31  from  both
         locations. QSL via home call.
E5     - Bill, N7OU will be active as E51NOU from Rarotonga  (OC-013,  South
         Cook Islands) between 17 October and 7 November.  He  will  operate
         CW only on 80-10 metres during his spare time. On 8-22 November  he
         will go and operate CW only on 160-10 metres  from  Manihiki  Atoll
         (OC-014, North  Cook  Islands),  with  a  focus  on  Europe  and  a
         callsign TBA. QSL via N7OU. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
EA6    - Mike, DL4ABO  will  be  active  as  EA6/DL4ABO  from  the  Balearic
         Islands (EU-004) on 19-24 October. He will operate  QRP  mainly  on
         30  metres  CW.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau   preferred.    [TNX
EA6    - Adrian, AA5UK will be active as EA6/AA5UK    from  Ibiza,  Balearic
         Islands from 20 October to 3 November, including an  entry  in  the
         CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  He  will  operate  holiday  style  on  80-10
         metres mostly SSB and  digital  modes,  with  100  watts  and  wire
         antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, plus LoTW and  eQSL.
         [TNX NG3K]
EA8    - Members of the Teide DX Group will be active  as  EG8FBN  from  the
         lighthouse "Buenavista  del  Norte",  Tenerife  (AF-004)  on  22-23
         October. They will operate SSB, CW and digital  modes  on  the  HF,
         VHF and UHF bands. All of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically
         via the bureau; direct cards  should  be  sent  to  EA8NQ.  Further
         information can be found at www.ea8ay.com/EG8FBN/ [TNX EA8NQ]
F      - The Radio Club Havrais  (F8KHN)  will  be active as TM2TJV on 24-30
         October for the Transat Jacques Vabre, the  yachting  race  on  the
         coffee trading route between Le Havre  (France)  and  Puerto  Limon
         (Costa Rica). [TNX F8REF]
F      - F5IL, F5IRC, F5THW, F5UBH and F5UPO will be active  as  TM5HT  from
         Houat Island (EU-048) on 28-30 October. They plan  to  operate  CW,
         SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via  F5THW,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX F8REF]
G      - Kev, M0TNX and Martin, M3POG will be active  again  as  GB2HI  from
         Hilbre Island (EU-120) on 21-23 October. They plan to operate  SSB,
         CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres, with an emphasis on the lower  bands.
         QSL via M0OXO, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX World]
HR     - Rick, AI5P will operate  holiday  style  as  HR9/AI5P  from  Roatan
         Island (NA-057), Honduras from 22 October to 5  November.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH2    - JA1OZK will  be  active  as  KH2KY  from  Guam  (OC-026)  on  22-29
         October. He will operate on the HF bands. QSL via JA1OZK.[TNX NG3K]
KL     - Subject to a few final details and  weather,  Rick  K6VVA  will  be
         active as K6VVA/KL7 from the Bethel County group (NA-240,  new  one
         for IOTA) on 28-30  June  2012.  Bookmark  www.k6vva.com/iota/na240
         for updates. [TNX islandchaser.com]
LU     - Special  callsign  L90AA  will  be  in  use  on  21-31  October  to
         celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Radio Club  Argentino  (RCA),
         one of the oldest amateur radio societies in  the  world  and  IARU
         founding member in 1925. Look for activity on all bands and  modes.
         QSL via LU4AA. [TNX LU1ARG]
FS, PJ7- Jean-Pierre, F5AHO will be active as  either  FS/F5AHO  from  Saint
         Martin (NA-105) and PJ7/F5AHO from Sint  Maarten  (NA-105)  between
         17 and 30 November. During the weekends (19-20 and 26-27  November)
         he plans to operate as FS/F5AHO/p from Tintamarre Island  (NA-199).
         He will operate SSB, RTTY and PSk31 on 20 and 17  metres.  QSL  via
         F5AHO. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
PZ     - Stefan, DK1MM will be active  as  PZ5MM    from  Suriname  from  25
         October to 1 November, including a SOAB entry  in  the  CQ  WW  SSB
         Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
TL     - Rudi, DK7PE will be active as TL0CW from  Bangui,  Central  African
         Republic from 26 October to 3 November. He plans to operate  CW  on
         160-10 metres, with an emphasis on  160  and  80  metres.  QSL  via
VE     - Once again Noel VE2BR and Gregg VE3ZZ will operate M/S in the CQ WW
         DX SSB  Contest  with the  special call  VC2Z from  Mercier, Quebec
        (Zone 5). QSL via VE2BR. [TNX VE3ZZ]
VK     - Laurie, VK7ZE and others plan to  be  active  as  VK7ZX  from  King
         Island (OC-233) on 3-7 November, weather permitting. They  will  be
         on air as much as possible, mainly on 20 and 40  metres.  "This  is
         not a  DXpedition",  he  says,  "just  a  few  friends  on  holiday
         participating in the  Cape  Wickham  lighthouse  150th  Anniversary
         celebrations". QSL via VK7ZE.
XE     - XE2HUQ, XE2HQI and XE2HVF will be active  as  XF1C  from  Coronados
         Island (NA-165) on 7-12 November. They plan to operate SSB  and  CW
         on 80-10 metres. QSL via XE2HUQ.
ZA     - Steve HA0DU, Joe HA0LC, Imi HA0MK, Laci HA0NAR and Fatos ZA1G  will
         be active as ZA20QA from  Vlore,  Albania  from  25  October  to  1
         November. They will operate CW, AAB and RTTY on 160-2  metres,  and
         will participate in the CQWW SSB Contest. The special callsigns  is
         in remembrance of HA0NNN and HA0MM,  who  back  in  1991  were  the
         leaders of the ZA1QA team. QSL via HA0NAR.
ZF     - OE2ATN, OE2SNL and OE2WNL will be active as ZF2OE from  the  Cayman
         Islands (NA-016) from 21  October  to  2  November.  They  plan  to
         operate on various bands, 160 amd 80 metres included, CW, RTTY  and
         SSB. QSL via OE2WNL, bureau preferred (QSLling policy can be  found
         at www.zf2oe.net).
ZK2    - Chris, GM3WOJ will be active again as ZK2V from Niue (OC-040)  from
         21 October to 20 December. QSL via N3SL  and  LoTW.  Keith,  GM4YXI
         will join him for the first two weeks and will  be  participate  in
         the  CQWW  DX  SSB  Contest  (29-30  October)  as  ZK2X.    Further
         information and updates can be found at www.zk2v.com

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

3D2RI ---> This is the callsign of the new Rotuma Island  High  School  Club
Station, established thanks to the equipment donated by the 3D2R  DXpedition
team. The new Club Station has been active since 6 October. QSL via KH6CG.

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE --->  The September 2011 issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

Anniversary IOTA Marathon [425DXN 1042, ed.] starting in  January  it  would
be great if we could get together a  list  of  organisations  who  would  be
prepared in principle to help fund operations from  the  rarer  IOTA  groups
during this two year period. Without lots of operations from  this  tier  of
IOTA groups the marathon will not achieve the success it deserves. For  this
purpose we have decided that "rarer IOTA  groups"  means  groups  worked  by
less than 33% of record-holders at the start of  day  1  of  the  operation.
Would DX funding bodies and individuals who are prepared  to  contribute  to
this two year IOTA initiative please let me know  on  g3kma[@]dsl.pipex.com.
The intention is that grants would be made directly by contributors  to  the
operation involved as is  current  usual  practice,  not  through  the  IOTA
Committee. However if we get a good response,  we  will  consider  providing
some additional funding from  a  source  of  funds  available  to  the  IOTA
Committee." Full details on the 50th Anniversary Marathon can  be  found  at
(www.rsgbiota.org). [TNX G3KMA]

MS0INT (ROCKALL 2012) POSTPONED ---> "With careful  consideration  and  much
deliberation, we have decided to postpone our  intended  activation  of  the
islet for at least one year", Col MM0NDX says  (see  www.eu189.com  for  the
complete release issued on 8 October). "This decision was not  taken  easily
considering our planning and organisational  aspects  were  going  extremely
well. Suffice to say, we believe an activation so  soon  after  the  Belgian
effort [MM0RAI/p, ed.] now makes Rockall a less attractive target - that  is
the crux of our decision. It is not lost on us  that  the  majority  of  the
world, outwith a proportion of Europe, still require EU-189 for  their  IOTA
scores. With that in mind, this planned  activity  will  not  be  cancelled,
only postponed".
Instead of Rockall, MM0NDX and his team are  organizing  an  operation  from
"another excellent  location",  which  "involves  a  rare  DXCC  and  IOTA".
Further information will be released "one week  before  departure,  sometime
in mid-2012".
Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC reports that "a comprehensive Rockall  web  page  from
early plans  in  the  mid-60's  (with  hinterto  unpublished  documents)  to
MM0RAI/p including an interview with Patrick, ON4HIL" has been  compiled  by
Documentary  Archives  Radio  Communications   and    can    be    found  at

QSL AT0ULH ---> The QSL cards  for  the  19-21  August  operation  from  the
lighthouse at Uttan Point have been printed and Deepak,  VU2CDP  is  mailing
them  out.  Email  requests    for    bureau    cards    can    be  sent  to
vu2cdp[@]yahoo.co.in.  He plans to send out the bureau cards "as part of  my
annual dispatch to the VU buro in December". [TNX VU2CDP]

SPRINT CONTEST ---> The Michurinsk Contest Group and Tambov division of  SRR
organize an Autumn Sprint Contest that will be held on 21 October,  from  14
to 18 UTC, on 160,80 and 40 metres CW  and  SSB.  Complete  details  can  be
found at http://rw3rq.tamb.ru/sprint_eng.htm [TNX RN3RQ]

T32C ---> "We  have  been  asked  to  be  more  precise  about  our  80/160m
scheduling at  European  sunrise",  the  T32C  team  wrote  on  14  October.
"Starting today (Friday 14 October), we will operate CW on 80m for two  days
at European sunrise, then we will operate 1 day on SSB. The pattern will  be
repeated, so CW days will be 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21,  23,  24  October.  SSB
days will be 16, 19, 22, 25 October. On 160m we are always on  CW  from  our
sunset to Western European sunrise".
T32C now has over  131,000  QSOs  in  the  log,  including  70k  with  North
America, 25k with Asia and 30k with Europe:  "as  the  JA  and  US  pile-ups
continue to diminish", the  team  reported  on  10  October,  "we  hope  the
percentage of EU will increase.  However,  the  decline  in  solar  activity
since we first started has not helped. That said, we are on track to set  at
least a few new records".
They continue "to cover as many band/mode  openings  as  we  can,  with  the
equipment we carried here. We are currently able  to  operate  two  stations
simultaneously on 10, 15 and 20 and are looking at  being  able  to  do  the
same on 12 and 17 to make the most of  the  main  band  openings,  but  with
limited coaxial cable
 (it's heavy to hand carry!)  we  are  having  trouble
achieving the antenna separation we ideally  need".  Read  the  latest  news
from the island at www.t32c.com 

+ SILENT KEYS + Jose Castejon Lara (YV5ANT) passed away at 70 years of  age.
He was one of the best CW operators and contestmen in  Venezuela,  and  took
part in several expeditions to YV islands, including  four  operations  from
Aves between 1979 and 2006.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include  Vladimir  I.  Shamalo  (RX6AV),
Stojan Cvetkovic (YU1SW), Metodija Najceski (Z31VL), Craig "Tex" B.  Kennedy
(N5TX, President Emeritus and Co-founder of Six  Meter  International  Radio
Klub) and Paul Zrobok (G0UZP), who died suddenly on 6 October  at  57  years
of age.


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3A2LF,  3B8FQ,  4L1BR,  4L1MA,
4M5CW, 4O/G3SXW, 4O3ANT, 5B50J, 5J0T,  5W0NU,  6Y1LZ,  7Z1SJ,  8P9AA,  8R1A,
9H0HSJ, 9K2HN, 9K50UU, 9L0W, 9L5VT, 9M2CQC, 9M6XRO,  9Y4LAS,  A35KL,  A71BU,
A92GE, BA1KW, BU2AQ, C31CT,  C6ABR,  CP4BT,  CS2W  (EU-150),  EA9EU,  EH9AI,
GB5TI (EU-108), HB60RF, HC1HC, HC2AQ,  HH2/PY1ZV,  HH7/N3BNA,  J38A,  J79WE,


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