425 DX News issue #1084

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11 February 2012                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1084
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3C0    - Elmo, EA5BYP and Javier, EA5KM have announced the dates  for  their
         activities from Equatorial Guinea  and Annobon  [425DXN 1082]. They
         will leave Spain on 21 February, and be  active as 3C6A from Malabo
         (Bioko Island, AF-010) on 22-26 February. On  the  27th  they  will
         depart for Annobon Island (AF-039), where they will be QRV as  3C0E
         from 28 February to 11 March. They plan  to  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL for both callsigns direct to EA5BYP.  The
         log will be uploaded to LoTW "a few months after  the  DXpedition".
         The website for  the  expedition  is  at  www.gdgdxc.net/3c0e/  for
         updates. [TNX EA5BYP]
C6     - Look for K7RE, K4PG and N4BP to  be  active  as  C6ALK,  C6APG  and
         C6AKQ respectively from Grand Bahama (NA-080)  on  13-20  February.
         They will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as  C6AKQ;  outside
         the contest they will operate CW and possibly digital modes on  30,
         17 and 12 metres. QSL via home calls and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
C6     - Look for N2RFA, K2KJI and KC4PX to be active as  C6ABB,  C6ALC  and
         C6APX  respectively  from  Nassau  (NA-001),  Bahamas   on    13-23
         February. They will operate SSB, PSK31, RTTY, SSTV and JT65 on  80,
         20, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
CT8    - Mario, DL2UX will be active on  the  HF  bands  as  CT8/DL2UX  from
         Graciosa Island (EU-175), Azores on 14-22 February. QSL via DL2UX.
E5_sc  - John, N5JB plans to be active as E51NJB  from  Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands on 13-21 February  (possibly  extending  to  the
         25th.) He will operate mainly CW, including  participation  in  the
         ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via N5JB and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
FM     - Valery, R5GA will be active as FM/R5GA  from  Martinique  on  13-20
         February, including an entry in the ARRL DX  CW  Contest  as  TO5X.
         QSL via UA3DX and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
FW     - Laci, FW0NAR [425DXN  1082]  now  expects  to  go  and  operate  as
         FW0NAR/p from Futuna (OC-118) for three days starting on 13  or  14
         February. He plans to operate mainly CW on 40-10 metres;  owing  to
         limited space and weight restrictions on the aircraft, he will  use
         only 100 watts and a multiband wire antenna.  Please  refrain  from
         making multiple QSOs with FW0NAR/p! QSL via HA0NAR.
I      - Weather permitting, IT9BWD,  IT9CVO,  IT9HBS,  IT9MRZ,  IT9ZSB  and
         IW9CLF will be active from the lighthouse at Capo  Murro  di  Porco
         (WAIL SI-011, ARLHS ITA-029) on 12 February. QSL via  IT9MRZ.  [TNX
JW     - Mitko, LZ1UQ and Andy, LZ2HM will be  active  as  JW/homecall  from
         Svalbard on 15-21 February, ARRL DX CW Contest  included.  QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX NG3K]
KH0    - Sosho, JA4JWD  will  be  active  as  KH0/JA4JWD  from  the  Mariana
         Islands on 12-16 February. He plans to operate SSB,  digital  modes
         and maybe some CW on 80-6 metres. QSL via JA4JWD. [TNX NG3K]
J8     - Dave, G3TBK will be active  as  J88DR  from  St.  Vincent  (NA-109)
         between 15 February and 14 March. He will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY
         on the HF bands  (especially  30,  17  and  12  metres),  and  will
         participate in the ARRL DX CW, ARRL DX SSB and Commonwealth  (BERU)
         contests. QSL via G3TBK, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ7    - Gary, AK4GP will be active as PJ7/AK4GP from Sint Maarten  (NA-105)
         on 11-17 February. He will operate QRP CW on 40 and 20 metres.  QSL
         via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - JA9APS will be active as T88KF from Palau  on  17-21  February.  He
         plans to operate holiday style on 40-6 metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY.
         QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TG     - W0OR will be QRV as TG8/W0OR from Quetzaltenango,  Guatemala  until
         26 March. He  will  operate  mostly  CW,  with  some  SSB  as  time
         permits. He plans to take part in the ARRL DX CW  Contest,  and  to
         try to get on 160m ("space is somewhat restricted"). QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX NG3K]
V2     - Tom, AA9A (V25AA) and  Bob,  W4OWY  (V25WY)  will  be  active  from
         Antigua (NA-100) on 14-22 February. They will operate CW,  SSB  and
         maybe RTTY on 160-10 metres. Look for V25AA to  take  part  in  the
         ARRL CW DX Contest. QSL via home  calls,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
V3     - Will, AA4NC will be active again as V31RR  from  Placentia,  Belize
         on 16-26 February. He will  operate  CW,  RTTY  and  SSB  and  will
         participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via AI4U. [TNX NG3K]
V8     - Steve, 9M6DXX will be active as V85/9M8Z from Brunei (OC-088)  from
         around 9 UTC on 10  February  until  around  1  UTC  on  the  13th.
         Activity will be on 80-10 metres, SSB only. QSL  via  M0URX  direct
         or bureau (OQRS at http://m0urx.com/oqrs). Logs  will  be  uploaded
         to LoTW within a couple of days after the operation. [TNX 9M6DXX]
VP5    - N7OU, W7YAQ, K7AR and NE7D will be active as VP5/homecall on  15-22
         February. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres,  and
         will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as VP5OU (QSL  via  N7OU
         and LoTW). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - The Central Arizona DX Association (www.cadxa.org) has announced  a
         special event operation in celebration of  the  Arizona  Centennial
         on 13-19 February. Individual CADXA members will be operating  from
         their home stations using K7UGA, the  callsign  of  the  late  U.S.
         Senator,  and  a  native  Arizonian,  Barry  M.  Goldwater.  Expect
         activity on all bands and modes. QSL via K7BHM (direct).
XE     - Keith, K5ENS is active as  XE3/K5ENS  from  Isla  Mujeres  (NA-045)
         until 1 April. Look for him around 14260  kHz  during  his  evening
         hours. QSLling instructions at www.qrz.com/db/K5ENS. [TNX rsgbiota.
ZD8    - Jim, N6TJ and Rick, N6ND will be  active  as  ZD8Z  and  ZD8R  from
         Ascension Island (AF-003) between 13  and  28  February.  Look  for
         ZD8Z to participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL ZD8Z  via  AI4U,
         QSL ZD8R via N6ND. [TNX DX World]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  January  2012  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

4W0VB ---> Vlad, UA4WHX is now QRT from Timor Leste. He  was  QRV  as  4W0VB
from the main island of Timor (OC-148) between 11 January  and  8  February,
with a brief activity as 4W0VB/p from Atauro Island  (OC-232).  All  of  the
QSOs have been uploaded to LoTW. QSLling instructions for  paper  cards  can
be found at www.qrz.com/db/4W0VB

HK0NA ---> Malpelo 2012  went  QRT  around  17  UTC  on  5  February,  after
breaking the "tent and generator" DXpedition record set  by  VP6DX  back  in
2008 (183,686 QSOs). The preliminary QSO total for  HK0NA  is  192,089,  but
"we expect this number to rise a little as we sort things out". The OQRS  at
at www.hk0na.com has been turned on since 6 February; OQRS  direct  requests
will be processed first, but the cards "won't be  ready  for  some  months".
You can request your QSLs one of four ways: OQRS Direct,  OQRS  Bureau,  via
N2OO direct (Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton  NJ  08087-0345,  USA)  or
bureau. The HK0NA log is expected to be uploaded to  LoTW  "about  6  months
after the conclusion of the DXpedition".

IOTA BASH ---> The eighth annual IOTA Bash will be held on  23-24  March  in
Boerne, Texas, about 20 miles northwest of  San  Antonio.  The  agenda  will
include presentations on some of the most  recent  IOTA  expeditions  and  a
nice social programme. Details and registration form are  available  on  the
IREF website (www.islandradio.org). [TNX AB5EB]

QSL 7Q7HB ---> "I have been the QSL manager for quite a few 7Q7 stations  in
the past 21 years", Allan G0IAS says.  "With  the  death  of  Harry  (7Q7HB)
there is no one else active now in 7Q that I am the  manager  for.  From  12
December 2012, the anniversary of the death of Harry, I will no longer  send
out any QSL cards, for any of the 7Q7 stations I manage. I think that if  an
operator does not send for a card, he does not need it". QSL direct only  to
Allan Hickman, The Conifers,  High  Street,  Elkesley,  Retford,  DN22  8AJ,
United Kingdom. The Malawi stations  managed  by  G0IAS  are  7Q7AH,  7Q7BW,
7Q7BX, 7Q7FM, 7Q7HB, 7Q7JL, 7Q7LA, 7Q7MH, 7Q7RL and 7Q7RM.

VE3LYC ---> The RAC Board of Directors has announced the  selection  of  Dr.
Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC as the Canadian Radio Amateur  of  the  Year  for  2011.
"Dr. Trifu exemplifies the Canadian Amateur with numerous  IOTA  DXpeditions
since 2008 covering Canadian Islands and recently overseas islands.  He  has
raised the profile of Canadian Amateur operations world-wide with  thousands
of QSOs with DXCCs covering over six continents".

+ SILENT KEYS +  NASA  astronaut  Janice  Voss,  KC5BTK  passed  away  on  7
February at 55 years of age. She flew in space five times between  1993  and
2000, and participated in  making  amateur  radio  contacts  via  the  Space
Shuttle Amateur  Radio  Experiment  (SAREX),  the  precursor  to  the  ARISS
Richard "Dick" Kirby, W0LCT (HB9BOA) passed away on 26 January. He  was  89.
In  1974,  he  was  elected  Director  of  the  ITU's   International  Radio
Consultative Committee (since 1992 ITU-R), and served as Director until  his
retirement in 1995. While at the ITU, he also served  as  President  of  the
International Amateur Radio Club, 4U1ITU.
Other recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  James  Corney  (G0ICQ)  and
Vladislav A. Krasavin (RX4HZ).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8GY       SP2JMB      FR5DZ       F6CXV       PS5F        PP5BZ
3D2HC       DL9HCU      FR5FC       EA7FTR      R4YWI       RK4YYY
3V8SS       LX1NO       FW0NAR      HA0NAR      RI1ANC      RN1ON
4J85K       4K4K        GB4SEN      G4AMT       RK3FWD      RD3FI
4K6DI       DL7EDH      GJ2A        K2WR        S540DKR     S59DKR
4K9W        DL6KVA      HE5LC       HB9LC       SN51BTY     SQ7BTY
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      HF15SRKJ    SP8KLJ      SN51FBX     SP7FBX
5P12EU      OZ0J        HF8J        SQ8JLA      SN51LTL     SQ5LTL
5V7V        I1FQH       HI0UD       ON4IQ       SN51OEK     SQ7OEK
6V7S        RK4FF       HR1AAB      EA7FTR      SN51OTA     SQ7OTA
6Y3M        VE3NE       HS0ZIQ      ZB2JK       SN51SDA     SP7PSW
7P8GF       ZS6AYU      HS0ZJF/8    ON4AFU      SN51SEW     SP7SEW
7Q7BP       G3MRC       HU2DX       DH7WW       SN51WPA     SQ7WPA
7X0AD       EA5KB       HZ1DG       EA7FTR      T32XX       KB8TXZ
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      T88ME       7N1RTO
8Q7HU       CX3AN       IP2ANT      IK2QPR      T88WG       JH1WGP
9A209DX     9A9DX       J28AA       K2PF        T88ZO       JA1IST
9A20HRS     9A3JB       J28RO       F8DFP       T88ZT       JA9BFM
9A55AX      9A4J        J28UC       F5RQQ       TI2/NA7U    W6WU
9H1KZ       G2BKZ       J38A        K4LTA       TM1T        F5TRO
9Q0HQ/7     UV5EVJ      J38AT       WG0AT       TM22P       F4EUG
9V1YC       W5UE        J38AVO      KB9AVO      TM2B        F8CIL
A61BS       IZ8CLM      J38AZ       8P6AZ       TM2OP       F8DVD
AP2NK       W3HNK       J38EA       K8EAB       TM2T        F6KDF
BV20HQ      BM2JCC      J38ER       8P6ER       TM57M       F-11734
C21HA       HA5UK       J38FF       W3FF        TM5FFT      F6KPQ
CE2/VE7SV   VE7WY       J38HFP      W6HFP       TM6GGR      F4SGU
CP4BT       EA5KB       J38UN       N7UN        TM70TRS     F6KHX
CP6XE       IK6SNR      J38VG       KC4VG       TM9AAW      F8DVD
CR2V        HB9CRV      J38ZT       W7ZT        TO3J        JA1HGY
CR2W        HB9CRV      KC4AAA      K1IED       TO4M        IK5CRH
CR6K        CT1ILT      KC4USV      K1IED       UP0L        DL8KAC
CS2C        OK1RF       KG4DL       WB4DNL      UP2L        UA9AB
CT1AHU      PT7ZT       KG4KL       KN4KL       V31JZ/p     NN7A
CX7CO       WB3CDX      KG4WV       W4WV        V31TF       DG7RO
D2EB        IZ3ETU      KP2B        NP3O        V31YN/p     DJ4KW
D2QR        RW6HS       LO2F        AC7DX       VK8NSB      M0URX
D2QV        UT0EA       LX7I        LX2A        VP8DMH      M0PRL
DU1/JJ5GMJ  JH5RXS      LY16W       LY5W        VQ9FT       WA3LCO
E51BKV      F4BKV       MJ0AWR      K2WR        WH7M        K1YR
EA5URO      EA5HOX      MX0HFC      G1EYY       XV1X        OK1DOT
ED1R        EA4RCH      NH0J        JQ2GYU      XV2CNH      JA6CNH
ED9NA       EA9GW       NP2X        K5WW        XV4Y        OK1DOT
EK3GM       IK2QPR      OD5O        EA5BYP      YB8XM       YB9BU
EK85WH      EK7DX       OH0R        OH2PM       YI1RZ       IK2DUW
EK85ZZ      EK7DX       OL1FOC      OK1TN       YN9SU       TI4SU
EM0BSCC     UU0JM       OX3DU       OZ1DKU      YT16IARU    YU1EA
EM0UBC      UR4UXD      P33W        UA3DX       ZF2GQ       W3GQ
EM4IFF      US5IQ       P40LE       K2LE        ZF2GT       W3HGT
EM5U/p      UT2UB       P40YL       AI6YL       ZF2LC       W2SM
EM80UKO     UR7UC       P49X        W0YK        ZK2C        DL7JAN
FP5CJ       K9OT        PR2I        IK7JWX      ZV5AJT      JH1AJT

4U1WRC   IARC, P.O. Box 6, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
DH7WW    Ulrich Moeckel, Muldenstrasse 1, 08304 Schoenheide, Germany
DJ4KW    Gerd R. Sapper, Gumbinner Str. 5a, 21337 Lueneburg, Germany
DL7JAN   Jan Foerderer, Alte Poststr. 34, 69254 Malsch, Germany
F4BKV    Vincent Colombo, 32 rue de Gibrand, 17350 Port d'Envaux, France
HA0NAR   Radocz Laszlo, Debrecen, Rozsavolgy u. 130, 4225, Hungary
I1FQH    Franco Prete, Strada Valenza 1, 15033 Casale Monferrato AL, Italy
IK5CRH   Giovanni Alessi, Via Don Pio Vannucchi 81, 59100 Prato PO, Italy
IK7JWX   Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza 4/D, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
IZ8CLM   Salvatore Rapacciuolo, Ufficio Pompei, Casella Postale 10, 80045
         Pompei NA, Italy
NN7A     Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert CO 81418, USA
PP5BZ    Fabio Martins, Rua dos Acorianos 276, Vila Nova, Imbituba - SC,
         88782-000, Brazil
RW6HS    Vasily M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 0, g. Novopavlovsk, Stavropolskij
         kr., 357300, Russia
YB9BU    Kadek Kariana SP., P.O. Box 106, Singaraja 81100, Bali, Indonesia
ZS6AYU   Gerard D. Roux, P.O. Box 34393, Erasmia, 0023, South Africa
UA4WHX   Vladimir M. Bykov, P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426033, Russia


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                                Roma, Italia

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