425 DX News issue #1081

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21 January 2012                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1081
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9M0    - Plans for the expedition to Layang Layang, Spratly Islands  [425DXN
         1063] are developing. A large  team  of  operators  from  Malaysia,
         Japan and England, divided up into three groups, is expected to  be
         active as 9M0L indicatively between 5 and 17 April.  A  website  is
         under construction at http://9m0l.legendchew.com/
9M2    - Taking  part   in  the  Chinese  New  Year  Cultural  and  Heritage
         Celebration, special event callsign 9M4CNY will  be  active  on  29
         January  from  Penang  Island  (AS-015),  West  Malaysia.    Expect
         operations on 40 and 20 metres SSB, from 7 to 16  UTC.  QSL  direct
         to the qrz.com address.
A3     - Sigi, DL7DF and other nine  experienced  operators  (namely  DK1BT,
         DK7LX, DL4WK, DL5CW, DL7KL,  DL7UFN,  DL7UFR,  SP3CYY  and  SP3DOI)
         will be active as  A35YZ  from  Tonga  on  7-24  March.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV on 160-6 metres with  several
         stations (one of them dedicated to digital modes). QSL  via  DL7DF,
         direct  or  bureau.  Further  information  can    be    found    at
C5     - Alan, G3XAQ will be active as C56XA  from  The  Gambia  between  27
         February and 15 March. He will operate CW  on  the  HF  bands.  The
         trip is primarily to take part in the  RSGB  Commonwealth  Contest.
         QSL via G3SWH. [TNX G3SWH]
CT8    - CU8AS,  HB9CQL  and  CT3FN/HB9CRV  will  be  active  as  CR2W  from
         Albarnaz lighthouse on Flores  Island  (EU-089),  Azores  on  27-29
         January for the CQ WW 160-Meter DX  CW  Contest.  QSL  via  HB9CRV,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW.
FR     - Pierre, F8APV will  be  active  as  FR/F8APV  from  Reunion  Island
         (AF-016) from 22 January to 10 February. Plans are  to  be  QRV  at
         01.00-04.00 UTC on 30 and 40 metres CW, and at 17.00-19.00  UTC  on
         20 metres SSB. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
FS     - Benoit,  F8PDR  will  be  active  as  FS/F8PDR  from   Saint-Martin
         (NA-105) on 5-16 February, with a side trip to Sint Maarten  (PJ7).
         He will focus on CW and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX F5NQL]
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         between  2 February  and 6 May.  He  plans to  be QRV on all  bands
         and modes.  QSL  via   F6AJA   (logsearch  will   be  available  at
         http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php). [TNX F6AJA]
J3     - The Buddies in the Caribbean DXpedition  group,  which  specializes
         in 100 watt or less low power radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable
         antenna systems, will be  active  from  Grenada  on  1-9  February.
         There will be fixed operations from a cliff-top villa and  portable
         operations from various points on the island  using  CW,  SSB,  and
         digital modes on  160-10  metres.  The  operators  will  be  K8EAB,
         KB9AVO, KC4VG, N7UN, W3FF, W6HFP, W7ZT  and  WG0AT.  QSL  via  home
         calls, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX N7UN]
KH0    - Albert, HB9BCK will  be  active  as  KH0/HB9BCK  from  the  Mariana
         Islands (OC-086) on 22-28 January. He plans  to  be  QRV  on  80-10
         metres CW, SSB, PSK and RTY. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX DX Coffee]
PY     - Leopoldo I8LWL, Paki IZ8GDO, Vespe IW8EZV, Angelo  PY2VA  and  Toni
         PY2YW will be active as PR2I from Ilha Comprida  (SA-024)  from  30
         January to 2 February, and from Ilha Peruhibe (SA-071) from 3 or  4
         February until the 7th. QSL via IK7JWX. [TNX IK7JWX]
PY     - PP5BK, PP5BZ, PP5VK, PP5ZB, PU5ATX and  PY3OZ  will  be  active  as
         PS5F from Santana de Fora Island (SA-088)  on  3-6  February.  They
         will operate CW and SSB  on  40-10  metres,  and  possibly  digital
         modes and 6m. QSL via PP5BZ. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Orlando, PT2OP and Fred, PY2XB will operate SSB  and  CW  on  40-10
         metres as PV2PC (QSL via PT2OP, direct or  bureau)  and  ZX2S  (QSL
         via PT7WA, direct or bureau)  from  the  island  of  Sao  Sebastiao
         (SA-028) on 23-27 February.
T6     - Jose, CT1FKN is in  Afghanistan  with  the  International  Security
         Assistance Force, and has been active as T6JM since 17 January.  He
         will be QRV mainly on 20 metres SSB and digital modes. His  licence
         expires on 13 June. [TNX NG3K]
V3     - Art,  NN7A  will  be  active  as  V31JZ/p  from  South  Water  Caye
         (NA-180), Belize from 27 January to 1 February, including an  entry
         in the CQ WW 160-Meter DX CW Contest. He will operate mainly CW  on
         160-10 metres, possibly with some SSB on 20 and 15 metres. QSL  via
         NN7A, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
VK0_m  - "Pile ups have been much more controlled of late and  I  thank  you
         for  the  efforts",  Trevor,  VK0TH  (Macquarie  Island)  says.  "I
         continue to try to do at least an hour or two of radio a day  after
         my  working  day  has  finished.  Operating  hours  are   typically
         0700-1200  UTC.  Current  Modes  SSB,  CW,   RTTY,    PSK,    Hell.
         Occasionally I will visit  the  ON4KST  chat  room.  I  won't  take
         individual requests in the chat room or via email however am  happy
         to work the bands when they are open and let you know where I  am".
         Trevor will be active as AX0TH on 26 January (Australia  Day).  QSL
         direct to JE1LET.
VK9L   - Chris, VK5CP will be active holiday  style  as  VK5CP/9  from  Lord
         Howe Island (OC-004) until 24 January. Plans are  to  focus  on  30
         metres digital modes (mostly PSK31  and  RTTY),  20  and  6  metres
         depending on conditions. QSL via home call,  plus  LoTW  and  eQSL.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Dennis, WA2USA will be active again as  WA2USA/4  from  St.  George
         Island (NA-085) on 1-27 February. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XT     - The IARU Region 1 site reports that the Amateur  Radio  Association
         of Burkina Faso's (ARBF, www.ar-bf.org) club  station  will  be  on
         the air with the special call sign XT2CEFIG on  21  January.  While
         waiting for the equipment  donated  by  IARU-R1's  Support  to  the
         Amateur Radio Service, they will use "a wide  band  dipole,  an  HF
         transceiver and a VHF station borrowed from a kind radio  amateur".
         Look for SSB activity on 7085, 14120-14240, 21120  and  10  metres.
         Be patient with the operators, as  "you  will  have  to  deal  with
         novices without any experience".
ZF     - Daryl, W7TAE will be active  as  ZF2TE  from  Grand  Cayman  Island
         (NA-016) on 22-27 January. He will operate SSB with some CW on  20,
         17, 15, 12, 10  and  6  metres  (especially  during  the  ARRL  VHF
         Contest on 22 January). Look for him during his early mornings  and
         afternoons. QSL via home call.

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

CUBA ---> Cuban radio amateur service  regulations  have  been  modified  to
permit access  to  the  80  and  40m  bands  to  the  third  class  operator
licensees, holders of CL prefixed callsigns. They are allowed to operate  on
3550-3750 kHz and 7100-7125 kHz, running a maximum of 10  watts  on  CW  and
phone. [TNX CO8ZZ]

DX DINNER ---> The Southwest Ohio DX  Association  (SWODXA)  is  pleased  to
again sponsor the DX Dinner, to be held in conjunction with the 2012  Dayton
Hamvention on Friday, 18 May at the Dayton Marriott Hotel.  Details  can  be
found at www.swodxa.org [TNX W8GEX] 

MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ TO BE DELETED ---> Back in  2010  a  new  agreement  on  the
lease of the Russian part of the Saimaa Canal zone to Finland was signed  by
the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Finland and the  Russian  Federation.
The exchange of the instruments of ratification finally  took  place  on  17
January, and the the new agreement will come into  force  one  month  later.
The new lease no longer includes Malyj Vysotskij Island, which therefore  no
longer satisfies the criteria under under which it was  added  to  the  DXCC
List. "It's unlikely that any DX pedition  will  come  on  from  the  island
before the deletion", OH2BU says.

QSL VIA RU3SD ---> The late Vladimir Ulyanov, UA5DX (ex UA3FDX) was the  QSL
manager for quite a number of stations. The following have been  taken  over
by RU3SD: 4J0AUM, 4J0DX, 4J0DX, 4J1S, 4J56V, 4J57V,  4J60AA,  4K1AZI,  4K1V,
4K49V, 4K50V, 4K51V, 4K52V, 4K53V, 4K60AA,  4K6OF,  4K70DWZ,  4K7DWZ,  4K7Z,
4K80ADR, 4KP7Z, 9A/EW6MR, ES5FDX, EU5F, EU5ROPE, EU5RUB, EU6MM (for  C.I.S),
EU940OR, EV3DP,  EV5V,  EV5ZK,  EV60BR,  EV60GO,  EV60OG  (operator  EW8ZZ),
RW3SR, RW3SR/1, SO9DX, SV9/UA3FDX, T9/RW3SR, UA3FDX  and  UC2WAY.  [TNX  The
Daily DX]

SABLE ISLAND ---> "We are in the process  of  rescheduling  the  operation",
the CY0 team reported on 14 January. "The goal is to  select  a  time  after
the winter weather conditions to increase the certainty next time  of  being
able to travel to Sable Island without delay  from  a  winter  storm".  They
also plan "to recruit a CW operator, with DXpedition or contest  experience,
to 'round out' the team". The plan is for WA4DAN to operate 70% SSB and  30%
CW, AA4VK to operate 100% SSB and the third team member to  operate  70%  CW
and 30% SSB. Bookmark www.cy0dxpedition.com for updates.

VISALIA 2012 ---> The 63rd Annual International DX Convention, sponsored  by
the Southern California DX Club,  will  be  held  at  The  Holiday  Inn  and
Conference  Center  in  Visalia,  California   on    20-22    April.  Online
registration and further information can be found at www.dxconvention.org

+ SILENT KEYS + Viesturs "Tur" Gailis (YL2UZ) passed away on  9  January  at
only 49 years of age. He was the  station  manager  of  YL4HQ,  the  Latvian
Amateur Radio League's HQ  station.  Other  recently  reported  Silent  Keys
include Fritz  Demuth  (HB9SL),  Eugenio  Andorlini  (I5ANK),  Bruno  Boccia
(IK2PZG), Gary J. Strong (KO0Q), Johan "Joop" Bok (P43JB) and James  Gatidis
(9M6TW), former President of the Borneo Amateur Radio Club.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3A2LF,  3B8/F6HMJ,  3B8GT,  3D2R,
3XY1D, 4K9W, 4L1MA, 4S7AB, 4S7NE, 5N7Q, 5R8IC, 5R8UI, 5T0JL,  5V7MA,  5W0OJ,
5Z4EE, 5Z4HW, 6W/AA1AC, 6Y3M, 7P8BA,  7Q7GM,  7Q7HB,  7X4AN,  7X5QB,  7Z1HL,
7Z7AA, 8P0P, 8Q7NC, 9G5MP,  9G5XA,  9H9OB,  9K2YM,  9M2AX,  9M2IDL,  9M6XRO,
9V1YC, A25FC, A52ATV, A52PP, A52VM, AH0BT, AH6V,  BY1RX/4  (AS-160),  C21UF,
C31CT,  CE0Y/LA5UF,  CN8KD,  CO2NO,  CO4SM,  CO8WZ,  CP6AA,    CR2X,  CU2KG,
DU3/N0QM, E4X, E51MAN, E51NOU, EK6TA,  EL2A,  EL2DT,  EL2ES,  EL2LF,  EL2WS,
(AN-011), KG4AJ, KH2/N2NL, KH8/AI5P, KL7LF, KP4LH, MJ/K3PLV, MU/PA9M,  OA1F,
OD5ET, OD5NJ, OJ0B, OJ0X, P29VCX (OC-101, OC-117, OC-240)  PJ4/K4BAI,  PJ4J,
PJ5/SP6IXF, PJ7/W4FC, PJ7N, PJ7NK, R3BY/0  (AS-066),  RI1FJA,  RK9UN,  ST0R,
TR8JH, TU2T, TX8NC (OC-033),  TY1KS,  UA0MF,  UA2FR,  UN8GV,  V44KJ,  V51AS,
V51YJ, V55A, V85SS, V85TL,  V85TX,  VK0TH,  VK2CL  (OC-223),  VK7ZX,  VK9CX,
VR2ZQZ/p (AS-006), VU2PAI, W1ASB/p (NA-136), WP4U,  XR0ZA,  XU7ACY,  XU7MDY,


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