425 DX News issue #1072

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19 November 2011                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1072
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5X     - Nick, G3RWF will be active again as 5X1NH  from  Uganda  for  three
         weeks starting on 23 November. Usually he operates CW  and  digital
         modes, with some SSB. This time he hopes to "make  a  dent  in  the
         low bands". QSL via home call and LoTW.
6V     - Jeff, N1SNB will be active as 6V7V from Senegal on 23-29  November,
         CQ WW CW Contest included. Outside the contest  he  will  focus  on
         160-80 metres CW and SSB. QSL via N1SNB. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
E5     - Bill, N7OU is now  active  as  E51MAN  from  Manihiki,  North  Cook
         Islands. Because of the delay in Rarontonga, Bill has moved up  his
         departure date from Manihiki to  6  December.  QSL  via  home  call
         (remember: all QSOs with E51NOU are South Cooks, and all QSOs  with
         E51MAN are North Cooks).
FO_ci  - Bob/KK6EK, John/N7CQQ and others will be active as  TX5Q  with  two
         stations from Clipperton  Island  for  approximately  one  week  in
         March 2012 (tentative QRV dates are 10-15 March). This  will  be  a
         "multi-disciplinary expedition", and the  team  "will  also  deploy
         and  use  the  innovative  satellite-internet  system  (DXA)    for
         real-time display of the expedition activities". They  are  looking
         for a doctor/DXpeditioner to act as informal  medic  for  the  trip
         (contact robert[@]schmieder.com if interested). Details  about  the
         DXpedition can be found at www.cordell.org/CI/ [NX N1DG]
FK     - Sam, FK8DD will operate as TX8NC from Lifou Island (OC-033)  during
         the CQWW CW Contest. He plans to be active on 27 November  from  00
         to 22 UTC. QSL via LZ1JZ. [TNX LZ1JZ]
GM     - Special event callsign GB2PG will be in use from 18 November to  15
         December to commemorate the 90th anniversary of  first  short  wave
         transatlantic amateur radio  transmission  sent  from  the  US  (by
         Minton Cronkhite, 1BCG)  and  received  in  to  Scotland  (by  Paul
         Godley, 2ZE). QSL via GM0DEQ. [TNX VA3RJ]
GM     - The Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society will operate  special
         event callsign GB0SA on 26-27 November  to  celebrate  St  Andrew's
         Day. Activity will take place from the  National  Wallace  Monument
         in the City of Stirling. QSL via GM4UYE. [TNX DX World]
I_ant  - Massimo, IW0HEU  is  active  as  II0MZ  from  the  Mario  Zucchelli
         Station at Terra  Nova  Bay,  Antarctica  (AN-016)  until  February
         2012. He perates SSB only mainly on  20  and  40  metres.  QSL  via
         IW0EFA, bureau preferred.
J6     - W0MU, N1NK and G0DVJ will be active as J6/homecall from  St.  Lucia
         (NA-108) from 21 November to 1 December. They will  participate  in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest as J6M (QSL via N1NK and LoTW); before  and
         after the contest they will operate SSB, CW and  digital  modes  on
         160-6 metres.
JD1_oga- Yoshi, JG4IQC will be active as JG4IQC/JD1 from Ogasawara on  23-25
         November. He will be QRV on 20-10 metres CW in his spare time.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX DX World]
KH6    - Dave, WJ2O  will  be  active  as  KH6/WJ2O  from  Hawaii  on  22-30
         November, CQ WW DX CW Contest included.  Outside  the  contest,  he
         will concentrate on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via WJ2O. [TNX NG3K]
PJ7    - Masa, K1GI (JN3NFQ) will  be  active  as  PJ7I  from  Sint  Maarten
         (NA-105) on 24-28 November. He will be QRV  on  80-10  metres  with
         500 watts. QSL via JG2BRI.
SV     - Special event station SX100A will be  active  on  2-4  December  to
         celebrate the 100th anniversary  of  the  Greek  warship  "Georgios
         Averof". The operation will take place from the ship's radio  room.
         QSL via bureau. [TNX SV1HER]
T8     - Arkady, UA4CC will be active as T8CC or T88UU from  Palau  on  7-16
         December. He plans to operate holiday style on 160-10  metres  (and
         maybe 6m as well) CW, SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  UA4CC,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX UA4CC]
TL     - TL8ES is the callsign issued to Elvira, IV3FSG,  who  has  been  in
         M'Baiki, Central African Republic for some time now. She  plans  to
         operate SSB, RTTY and PSK in her spare time. QSL via  IK3GES.  [TNX
TN     - TN9SN is the new callsign issued to Nicolas  Sinieokoff,  ex-TN5SN,
         by the new licensing authorithy in the Republic of Congo. He  plans
         to have it renewed for 2012, as he will be there until  July.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
VP2E   - Pete, VE3IKV will be  active  from  Anguilla  (NA-022)  between  25
         November and 3 December. He plans to operate  as  VP2EAT  on  40-10
         metres during the CQ WW DX CW Contest, and on  17,  12,  10  and  6
         metres afterwards. QSL via VE3IKV (direct). [TNX NG3K]
VP2V   - Art, N3DXX will be active as VP2V/N3DXX  from  the  British  Virgin
         Islands (NA-023) on 23-30 November, including an entry  in  the  CQ
         WW CW Contest. Outside  the  contest  he  plans  to  focus  on  160
         metres. QSL via AA7V, direct only. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Once  again  Joe, K5KUA  will be active as K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143)  on 18-23 November.  He  operates CW only.  QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XE     - Manuel, XE2HUQ will be active as XF1M from Santa  Margarita  Island
         (NA-078) from 29 November to 3 December. He  will  operate  CW  and
         SSB on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via XE2HUQ.
XZ     - "After one year  of  discrete  discussions  with  senior  officials
         within the Myanmar Ministry of Post & Telecommunications,  and  the
         Ministry of  Tourism,  I  have  received  an  invitation  to  visit
         Myanmar, and to operate a PSK31  'micro'  DXpedition  for  about  4
         days from the historic city of Bagan", Simon HS0ZIB  says.  "It  is
         possible that the date for  my  visit  will  be  very  soon".  This
         "initial operation would be on  20  metres  only,  using  about  50
         watts output power into a PAR wire antenna",  and  Simon  hopes  it
         "will be the first of many micro DXpeditions  by  me  to  Myanmar".
         [TNX DX World]

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

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

E35X ---> "It has come to my attention that  rumors  are  going  that  I  am
planning an expedition to Eritrea using the call sign  E35X",  Erling  LA6VM
says. "These rumors have no basis in any real situation". 
E35X was the callsign used by LA6VM (along  with  LA1EE,  LA7XK,  LA9DL  and
JF1IST) back in June 1993, soon after Eritrea declared its independence  and
gained international recognition.

ID9DXC ---> This is the callsign  the  DXCoffee  IOTA  team  will  use  from
various islands in the Eolie group (EU-017) in  2011  and  2012.  The  first
activity was expected to take place on 18 November from Panarea Island.  QSL
via IT9YVO, direct or bureau. Information at www.dxcoffee.com/id9dxc/

RADIO ARCALA & CQWW CW CONTEST ---> Radio Arcala (www.radioarcala.com)  will
deploy five six stations in this year's event: 9H9BH  from  Malta  (operated
by OH2BH), CR2X from the Azores (operated by OH2UA),  OH0X  from  the  Aland
Islands (operated by  OH2TA),  OH2BH  from  Southern  Finland  (operated  by
OH2IW), OH8X from  Northern  Finland  (operated  by  ES2RR)  and  TC2X  from
Asiatic Turkey (operated by OH2PM). [TNX OH2BN]

VQ9JC ---> Jim, ND9M is back at Diego Garcia (AF-006),  Chagos  Islands  and
expects to be QRV at least until 1 March 2012. The  local  licensing  office
renewed his regular license (VQ9JC) for two years and  also  issued  another
short-term special prefix callsign (VQ91JC) for him to use from 19  November
through 4 December. This will include a SOAB Low Power entry in  the  CQ  WW
CW Contest.
His usual QRV hours are 12.00-16.30 UTC on most days. He operates  from  the
club station, where  the  current  situation  is  far  from  being  optimal.
"Visitors over the last few months disconnected a number of coax  and  other
cables without labeling them first", he says, "so I'm doing a lot  of  cable
tracing (and labeling!). Much of the cabling work that VQ9LA  did  over  the
years has been removed for no apparent reason.
The finals in both amps (Alpha  99  and  AL80B)  have  failed,  so  I'll  be
running barefoot for the foreseeable future.  The  amps  are  owned  by  the
Navy, but the Navy hasn't provided any equipment repair support for  several
years, and I'll have to buy the replacement finals out of pocket,  but  that
won't happen for several months.
Also, the log periodic (10-30 MHz) works well, but the rotator binds  around
020 degrees when turning clockwise (from north  towards  east).  There's  an
apparent issue with strain on the coax caused by  turning  the  rotator  and
maybe even the connection  at  the  top  of  the  30-meter  tower;  the  SWR
skyrockets when the rotator is turned beyond 020 degrees as it moves to  the
For now, the antenna will be left facing northwest rather than risk  causing
permanent damage until I can get up there. This heading favors the  path  to
Europe and the Americas, but obviously hurts the paths to JA  and  VK/ZL  to
the east as well as Long Path to NA to the south, but it can't be helped  at
this point.
The single remaining HF rig is an IC-760 which has a lot of years and  miles
on it, but its performance is still  adequate.  (There's  an  FT-920  that's
barely good enough for QRP on a couple bands.)  I  brought  an  FT-857  from
home which I'm using to work the LEO satellites. It will  also  serve  as  a
back up for HF should the 760 come into hard times.
I'll be putting up a 5-element 6M beam. That antenna won't be on the  tower,
but should still be high enough to take advantage of the openings that  have
finally started appearing. I'll use the FT-857 for working  6M  as  well  as
the satellites".

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2SJ       K4ZLE       CN2OS/p     PD0JOS      N3QQ/p      N7RO
3W1M        OW3JW       CO4SM       HA3JB       NP4DX       W3HNK
4M6M        YV5MM       CP4BT       EA5KB       OD5KU       EB7DX
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       CX1JJ       EA5KB       OF150M      OH8DR
5B4AIF      EB7DX       D2QV        UT0EA       OL60OU      OK2BMI
5C5W        EA5XX       DX1J        JA1HGY      ON30CLM     ON3AIM
5K3R        HK3R        E51MAN      N7OU        P29FR       I2RFJ
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      E51NOU      N7OU        P3N         RW3RN
5N7M        OM3CGN      EA6DX       EB7DX       P40GH       WA2TTI
5R8IC       F6ICX       EG1GCA      EA1DST      PA25OSK     PI4WAL
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      EG5VOR      EA5KB       PJ7GH       W4BUW
7X2VX       F4EPP       EM150LF     UT2LF       PJ7MF       IZ1MHY
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       EM2G        UR7GO       R300ML      RN1ON
7Z1TT       NI5DX       EU8ZZ       EW8DD       RI1FJL      RX3MM
7Z7AA       7Z1CQ       FG4NO       F4AVX       SU1HZ       F4FJH
8P9MS       DL9MS       FM5CD       F5VU        SU1SK       SM5AQD
8Q7ZB       JH1NBN      FO4BM       F4FJH       SU9VB       UA4WHX
8S7A        W3HNK       GP0STH      G4DIY       SV0XCC/9    LZ1YE
9A04JB      9A3JB       GT1IOM      GD1MIP      T2T         VK4FW
9A20V       9A6DR       HA40KKC     HA5MA       T32TV       KH6CG
9J2RI       ZS6RI       HB0/HB9EYR  IZ3AHY      T6BP        9A6AA
9K2/SP4R    SP7DQR      HB60LU      HB9DWL      T6MO        K9GY
9K2UU       EA5ZD       HB9STEVE    HB9DHG      TJ3AY       F5LGE
9K2YM       EA5KB       HC7AE       EA7FTR      TM40KFH     F6KFH
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      HF1918RO    SP3POW      TY2BP       IK2IQD
9N7DX       4Z4DX       HG0WFF      HA0HW       V63KZ       JA0VSH
9N7MD       IK2VUC      HK1/EA7ATX  EA7ATX      V63MP       JA0VSH
A41KJ       NI5DX       HK1MW       K4AMW       V85AVE      W3HNK
A61AM       NI5DX       HK1N        EA5KB       V85NL       JA4ENL
A61AS       YO3FRI      HK1R        K6IPM       V85RY       EA5KB
A61BR       EA5ZD       HP2BWJ      EA5GL       VK9CM       OH2YY
A61BS       NI5DX       HS0ZJS      HB9PHJ      VK9XM       OH2YY
A61E        EB7DX       HZ1MD/p     EA7FTR      VQ9JC       ND9M
A61K        EA7FTR      II4LXV      IZ4OUL      XF1C        XE2HUQ
A61LL       EA5ZD       J37LR       VE3EBN      XU7ACQ      KF0RQ
A61Q        EA7FTR      J79KT       JN1NDY      XU7AEO      VK6LC
A61ZX       IZ8CLM      J79WTA      HB9MFM      XV2CO       DL5CO
A65BD       G5LP        J79YK       JN1NDY      YB26SEAG    YB1GJS
A71CT       EA7FTR      K4E         KP4ES       YI9EO       N4EO
AH0BW       JA3JND      KE7V/p      N7RO        YL2EC       N3SL
AH2J        JR1VAY      KH0/KH2F    JA2TBS      Z24EA       DL4EA
AP2NK       W3HNK       KH0O        JA2FJP      ZD8F        W6HGF
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       KP4JRS      EA7FTR      ZD8ZZ       K7ZZ
BA5HAM      IK2DUW      KP4MS       W4DN        ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
CE2/VE7SV   VE7WY       LX8RTTY     LX1DA       ZX50CRASC   PT2OP

7Z1CQ    Abdulhafiz I. Kashkari, P.O. Box 138763, Jeddah 21323, Saudi Arabia
EA7ATX   Paco Lara, P.O.Box 309, 11500 Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz), Spain
F6ICX    Eric Adnin, 56 Grande Rue, 77169 Chauffry, France
HB9DHG   Fulvio Galli, In Piancamara, 6945 Origlio TI, Switzerland
IK2VUC   Giuliano Mondini, Ufficio Busto Arsizio, Casella Postale 10, 21052
         Busto Arsizio VA, Italy
JA0VSH   Kazuhide Maruyama, 1-25-49 Irima-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, 182-0004,
JN1NDY   Rui Takashi Fujiki, 3-6-27 Tadao, Machida-shi, Tokyo, 194-0035,
K7ZZ     Tom Meier, 13271 Woodland Lane SE, Turner OR 97392, USA
ND9M     Jim Clary, P.O. Box 18095, Panama City Beach, FL 32417, USA
OA4DKW   Roger Wieler, Los Flamencos 619, Santa Anita, Lima 43, Peru
OH2YY    Pekka Ahlqvist, Vapaalanpolku 8B, 01650 Vantaa, Finland
SM5AQD   Hakan Eriksson, Hovgarden, SE-740 10 Almunge, Sweden
VK4FW    Bill Horner, 13 McConnell Rd, Maidenwell QLD 4615, Australia
VK6LC    Malcolm Johnson, 28 Harrison Road, Mount Richon WA 6112, Australia
W6HGF    Al Danis, P.O. Box 220164, Chantilly VA 20153-0164, USA
XE2HUQ   Manuel Palos, Lerdo de Tejada 289 Pte., 23600  Ciudad  Constitucion
         BCS, Mexico


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