425 DX News issue #1082

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28 January 2012                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1082
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Slavo, SP2JMB and Dorota,  SP2TO  will  be  active  as  3B8GY  from
         Mauritius Island (AF-049) on 5-25 February. They  will  be  QRV  on
         all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY, and will  participate  in  the
         ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via SP2JMB. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
3C0    - Elmo, EA5BYP and Javier, EA5KM have announced plans  to  be  active
         from  Annobon  Island  (AF-039)  in  February-March  (dates  to  be
         determined). They will travel to  Malabo  (Bioko  Island,  AF-010),
         Equatorial Guinea around mid-February and possibily be active  from
         there as 3C6A.  They  will  purchase  "all  needed  provisions"  in
         Malabo,  and  then  they  will  travel  to  Annobon  along  with  a
         "representative from the Ministry". While on the island  they  will
         be signing 3C0E on 160-6 metres CW, SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  for  both
         callsigns direct to EA5BYP. The log will be  uploaded  to  LoTW  "a
         few months after the DXpedition". Bokmark www.gdgdxc.net/3c0e/  for
         updates. [TNX EA5BYP]
4U1ITU - The International Amateur Radio Club  at  ITU  HQ  in  Geneva  will
         operate with special callsign 4U1WRC until 17 February, during  the
         World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12).  Operations  will  be
         on 160-6 metres all modes. Expect activity  during  this  weekend's
         160m contest. QSL via the HB9 bureau or direct to  IARC,  P.O.  Box
         6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
6Y     - Gerhard, OE3GEA will be active as OE3GEA/6Y5 from Jamaica  (NA-097)
         on 2-12 February. He will operate holiday  style,  mainly  CW.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
CE     - Marco, CE1TBN will be active as CE1TBN/7 from  Las  Huichas  Island
         (SA-064) on 18-20 February. He will operate SSB and some CW on  20,
         15 and 10 metres only. QSL via home call. [TNX islandchaser.com]
FJ     - JA1MZL and JJ1LIB  will  be  active  as  TO3J  from  St  Barthelemy
         (NA-146) on 1-6 February. They will operate CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         80-6 metres. QSL via JA1HGY, direct or bureau  (OQRS  through  Club
FW     - FW0NAR is the callsign to be used by  Laci,  HA0NAR  and  his  wife
         Susanne (the third team  member,  HA0DU,  cannot  join  them)  from
         Wallis Island (OC-054) [425DXN 1078]. The expected  QRV  dates  are
         28 January-20 February, with a side trip to Futuna Island  (OC-118)
         originally planned for 5-10 February with the  callsign  TW0F.  QSL
         via HA0NAR. Please visit www.fw0nar.blogspot.com for updates.
HS     - Eddy, ON4AFU (www.on4afu.net) is currently active as HS0ZJF/8  from
         Koh Samui (AS-101). On 5-14 February look for  him  to  be  signing
         again HS0ZJF/8 from Koh Butang (AS-126), while  on  16-25  February
         he will operate as XU7AFU from  Kampang  Song,  Cambodia.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau.
KG4    - Expect quite a bit of activity to take place  from  Guantanamo  Bay
         bewteen early February and early March as follows:
         4-18 Feb      KG4KL (op. KN4KL) SSTV, RTTY, SSB, PSK, maybe CW
         6-14 Feb      KG4DL (op. WB4DNL) mostly CW
         6-23 Feb      KG4WV (op. W4WV) SSB, PSK, RTTY, maybe CW
         18-25 Feb     KG4AS (op. N4SIA) SSB, RTTY, PSK and CW
         25 Feb-3 Mar  KG4OS (op. KD4OS) CW and SSB
         25 Feb-10 Mar KG4SS (op. K4MIL) RTTY, CW and SSB
         QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Celebrating the Brazilian Amateur Radio League's 78th  anniversary,
         the Federal LABRE station (PT2AA) will be active using the  special
         callsign ZY78AA on 1-29 February. Also  expect  special  operations
         by LABRE stations in the  various  States  to  take  place  on  1-5
         February. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via  the
         bureau. Direct cards should be sent to PT2AA. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TR     - Sebastien, F4EIH  will  be  in  Gabon  for  at  least  three  years
         starting on 1 February. He plans to operate SSB, PSK31 and JT65  on
         the HF and VHF (EME  and  Satellite)  bands.  [TNX  F6AJA  and  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
V3     - Alexandra, DO5ALX (V31RU) and Torsten  DG7RO  (V31TF)  plan  to  be
         active from Belize on 4-26 February. They plan  to  concentrate  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres RTTY and SSB, and to take part in  the  CQ  WW
         WPX RTTY Contest as a Multi-Two entry. QSL via home calls.
V6     - William, V63YWR, is a new  operator  resident  on  Federai  Island,
         Ulithi Atoll (OC-078), Micronesia. "He uses  amateur  radio  mainly
         for family phone patches with AH7G in Hawaii",  9M6DXX  says,  "but
         will happily exchange reports in a  relaxed  fashion  (not  pile-up
         style) with callers after the phone patch business is  over.  There
         are apparently no telephone lines  on  the  island  and  the  local
         inhabitants cannot afford to  use  satellite  phones".  At  present
         V63YWR runs 100 watts into a long wire, "but the KH6s are  shipping
         out a Hexbeam for him to improve his signal". AH7G will be  getting
         QSL cards printed for V63YWR later.

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST  (CW)  --->  Objective  of  the  contest  is  for
amateurs around the world to work as many US States,  Canadian provinces and
countries  as possible on 160 metres CW (cq160.com/rules.htm). The following
stations have announced their participation in this year's event (from 22.00
UTC on 27 January through 22.00 UTC on the 29th):
Call         DXCC             QSL via
3V8SS        Tunisia          LX1NO
4L5O         Georgia          N3SL
9A7T         Croatia          9A2EU
C6ANM        Bahamas          WA2IYO
CR2W         Azores           HB9CRV
D2QV         Angola           UT0EA
ED1R         Spain            EA4RCH
EF8X         Canary Isls      EA8AY
GB4SEN       England          G4AMT
GJ2A         Jersey           K2WR
HK0NA        Malpelo          N2OO
HK3W         Colombia         HK3W
LS1D         Argentina        LW9EOC
LX7I         Luxemburg        LX2A
NH0J         Mariana Isls     JQ2GYU
PI4W         Netherlands      PA8F
PJ2T         Curacao          W3HNK
RA0FF        AS Russia        RA0FF
T32XX        East Kiribati    KB8TXZ
UU7J         Ukraine          UU0JM
V31JZ/p      Belize           NN7A
V31YN        Belize           DJ4KW
VK3EGN       Australia        VK3EGN
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160c2012.html

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

CLIPPERTON  2012  CANCELLED  --->  The  10-15  March  TX5Q   operation  from
Clipperton Island [425DXN  1072)  has  been  cancelled,  "due  to  unforseen
problems with logistics and costs.  We  will  plan  to  carry  out  a  major
DXpedition to Clipperton in  early  2013.  If  you  are  interested  in  the
project, please contact KK6EK at cordell.org".

DX UNIVERSITY ---> The first session of DX University  (DXU),  twin  to  the
very successful Contest University (CTU), will be held on 20  April  at  the
Holiday Inn in Visalia, California. Among the  lecturers  are  AA7A,  G3SXW,
K4UEE, K9LA, N7NG, W3UR, W6OAT,  W9KNI  and  XE1KK.  Learn  the  secrets  of
operating techniques for working DX,  optimizing  stations  &  antennas  for
DXing, about propagation, information sources, awards,  and  ethics,  remote
operating, QSLing and much more. You will also get the  DXpeditioner's  view
of how DXers should operate to get into the log. Over half  of  the  limited
student places have already been reserved since  Registrations  opened  only
three weeks ago. Complete information can be found  at  www.dxuniversity.com

LOTW & CQ AWARDS ---> The ARRL and CQ  Communications,Inc.  have  signed  an
agreement to begin providing support for CQ-sponsored  operating  awards  by
the ARRL's Logbook of the World electronic confirmation system. CQ's  awards
will be the first non-ARRL awards supported by LoTW and will be  phased  in,
beginning with the CQ WPX award.  Additional  CQ  awards  will  follow.  The
target date for beginning LoTW support for WPX is  1  April  2012.  Amateurs
will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to  be
submitted for WPX credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and CQ award  fees  will

QSL 3B8FA ---> Patrice "Pat" Momple, 3B8FA has  been  inactive  for  a  long
time and is now QRV again. He has chosen Buzz, NI5DX, as  his  QSL  manager.
He will be able to confirm only contacts made with  3B8FA  from  23  January
2012 onward. Buzz will be designing a card and having it  printed;  it  will
take about 5 weeks for him to receive the cards from the printer.  [TNX  The

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A2MG       F9JS        DP1POL      DL1ZBO      PJ4C        F9IE
4J9M        DL7EDH      DQ0STRATEX  DK4REX      PJ4M        DJ7JC
4L0CR       DL8KAC      EI80IRTS    EI4GXB      PJ7TM       K2GSJ
5H3CMG      ZR6CMG      EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      PX7C        PY7CRA
5N7M        OM3CGN      EK85DX      EK7DX       S01MZ       EA1BT
5R8AL       G3SWH       EK85GB      EK7DX       SI9AM       SM3CVM
5R8FL       G3SWH       EK85GM      EK7DX       SN2012WW    SP9KRT
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      EK85H       EK7DX       SN4DWZR     SP4KSY
6W7SK       F6BLP       EK85KE      EK7DX       ST2AR       S53R
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      EK85RL      EK7DX       SV0XCA/5    LZ1WL
9A201A      9A1A        EK85TA      EK7DX       SV0XCC/9    LZ1YE
9A205K      9A5K        EW6DX       EB7DX       SX1912K     SZ2RCP
9K2/SP4R    SP7DQR      EY8MM       K1BV        T32AU       VO1MX
9K2GS       EA5KB       FK8DD       LZ1JZ       T32CO       KB8TXZ
9K2UU       EA5ZD       FO4BM       F4FJH       T32LJ       K8ESQ
9K2YM       EA5KB       GB0PLB      MW0RHD      T32TR       KB8TXZ
9N1AA       N4AA        GB1FBS      M0EDU       T32TX       KB8TXZ
A31GQ       DK7AO       GB1LBC      G4USW       T32WW       KB8TXZ
A31IO       DK7AO       GB2LBC      MX0WRC      T6BP        9A6AA
A31YL       DK7AO       GB2RNLI     G4YHP       T6JM        CT1FKN
A52SV       JA2PSV      GB4OL       GM0IFM      T6KK        KE7KUS
A61AD       N1DG        GB5LBC      G4USW       TN2T        M0URX
A61AM       NI5DX       GB5SLB      M6KAH       TR8CA       F6CBC
A61K        EA7FTR      HG7SNOW     HA7PL       TT8FC       EA3GWK
A61LL       EA5ZD       HK0NA       N2OO        TX6T        G3TXF
A61Q        EA7FTR      HL0A        HL2UVH      UN9PQ       IK2QPR
A61QQ       IZ8CLM      II3CV       IK3HHX      VP6T        G3TXF
A61R        EA7FTR      JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY      VP8DNT      JH1AJT
AH0J        JA1NVF      JT5DX       JT1CO       VP9HE       W2AF
AX0TH       JE1LET      KG4AJ       NI5DX       VQ9JC       ND9M
C5YK        ON3TZ       KG4JR       KJ4TLB      WP3A        NP3O
C6AKM       N5KM        KH2L        W3HNK       WY2X/KH0    JF1CDX
C6AKQ       N4BP        KH7Y        EA5GL       XU7AEN      JA3BZO
C6ANM       WA2IYO      KP4LH       KP4UNO      XU7ARJ      JA3ARJ
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        KT3Q/6      DF8DX       XU7AVO      JA3AVO
CM8CAD      EA7TV       LZ133SOF    LZ1KZX      XU7CJA      JA1CJA
CN2OS       PD0JOS      N2Y         K1NIU       XU7UJR      JA3UJR
CN8CZM      EA7FTR      NA1AA/KH2   JL3LSF      YS3CW       I2JIN
CN8QN       EA7FTR      NH0Z        JJ2VLY      Z21BB       W3HNK
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      NP3X        NP3O        ZF2JS       N4BFR
CO8WZ       EA7TV       OX3OA       OZ1FAO      ZF2KO       N4EWT
CT8/CT3FN   HB9CRV      P29FR       I2RFJ       ZF2TE       W7TAE
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      PI9SRS      PD9RAY      ZL3FRI      JA3FRI

9A6AA    Emir Mahmutovic, Slovenska 15, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
DL7EDH   Alexander Spielmann, P.O. BOX 400005, 12631 Berlin, Germany
EA1BT    Fernando Rebolo, P.O. Box 4, 33600 Mieres (Asturias), Spain
EK7DX    Karen Karapetyan, Abovyan 26A apt 5, 0001 Yerevan, Armenia
F9IE     Bernard Chereau, B.P. 211, 85330 Noirmoutier en l'Ile, France
G3TXF    Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons, St George's Avenue, Weybridge, KT13 0BS,
         United Kingdom
HZ1HN    Hani Ahmad Alzahrani, P.O Box 10214, Khamis Mushait 61961, Saudi
JA8CJY   Susumu Sanada, 5-17 Shinei 5-Jo 4-Chome, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi,
         Hokkaido, 004-0835, Japan
M0URX    Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, CV8 1SF, United Kingdom
N2OO     Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087-0345, USA
ON3TZ    Eddy Generet, P.O. Box 86, 4800 Verviers, Belgium


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