425 DX News issue #1087

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03 March 2012                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1087
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3C0    - Elmo, EA5BYP and Javi, EA5KM were active as 3C6A from Bioko  Island
         (AF-010), Equatorial Guinea from 22 February to 1 March.  The  trip
         to Annobon (3C0E) [425DXN 1084] has been  delayed  until  2  March,
         with activity apparently still planned to last until the 11th.  QSL
         via EA5BYP. [TNX The Daily DX]
3W     - Jacek, SP5APW  (http://as-128.blogspot.com/)  plans  to  be  active
         holiday style (requested call 3W4JK) from Phu Quoc Island  (AS-128)
         on 8-12 March. He  will  operate  SSB,  PSK31  and  RTTY  on  40-10
         metres, plus 6 metres if  time  and  conditions allow. [TNX SP5APW]
5N     - Bodo, DF8DX will be active again as 5N7Q  from  Abuja,  Nigeria  on
         7-14 March. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         DF8DX, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
7P     - Gert, ZS6AYU will be active as 7P8GF from Lesotho  on  8-13  March.
         He will operate CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL via ZS6AYU. [TNX NG3K]
9K     - Look for a team of operators  to  be  signing  9K2F  from  Faylakah
         Island (AS-118) on 7-12 March. QSL via 9K2HN. [TNX DX World]
9N     - 9N7BM is the new callsign that Toshi, JA8BMK [425DXN 1079] will  be
         using from Nepal until 9  March.  The  Daily  DX  reports  that  he
         "plans to be QRV after repairing a feedline which was  eaten  by  a
         mouse". QSL via JA8UWT.
9M6    - Steve,9M6DXX will be active once again as 9M8Z from  Sarawak  (East
         Malaysia, OC-088) on  23-28  March,  including  a  SOAB  high-power
         entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. QSL via M0URX,  direct  or  bureau
         (see www.m0urx.com/oqrs), and LoTW. [TNX 9M6DXX]
9Q     - Barney, ZS4U (ZS6TQ)  will  be  as  9Q6/ZS4U  from  the  Democratic
         Republic of Congo between 14 March and 8  April.  He  will  operate
         SSB, CW and PSK on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres. He plans to be  QRV
         daily between 13 and 15 UTC as work permits. QSL  via  K3IRV.  [TNX
6Y     - Allen, N2KW will be active  holiday  style  as  6Y0A  from  Jamaica
         (NA-097) on 5-23  March.  He  will  operate  mainly  CW  on  160-10
         metres, and will participate in the Commonwealth (BERU) Contest  on
         10-11 March. QSL via WA4WTG and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
7P     - Donovan, ZS2DL and other eight  operators  (DJ3CQ,  DL2MDU,  K5LBU,
         LZ1UQ, V51YJ, ZS1TT, ZS2DK and ZS6RJ) will be active as  7P8D  from
         Lesotho from 23 November to 3 December, including an entry  in  the
         CQ WW CW Contest. Plans are to operate CW, RTTY and SSB  on  160-10
         metres, with at least three stations  24/7.  QSL  direct  to  ZS2DL
         (Donovan van Loggerenberg, P.O. Box  29169,  Sunridge  Park,  6008,
         South Africa) and LoTW (logs  to  be  uploaded  "within  12  months
         after the expedition has been completed"). Further information  can
         be found at www.zs2dl.co.za/7P8D.html [TNX NG3K]
C6     - Al, N3EA and Steve, WA2EAJ will be active as C6AEA (CW)  and  C6AAJ
         (SSB and digital modes) respectively from Grand Bahama (NA-080)  on
         5-9 March. QSL both via W3HNK. [TNX The Daily DX]
DL_ant - Felix, DL5XL (DP1POL) left Antarctica on 27 February, but  Neumayer
         Station III will continue to be on the air.  Lars,  DL1LLL  is  the
         radio operator of the 32nd wintering team, and he  will  be  active
         as DP0GVN until February 2013. His preferred  mode  is  PSK31.  QSL
         DP1POL via DL1ZBO and LoTW, QSL DP0GVN via DL5EBE. [TNX VA3RJ]
E5_sc  - Before and  after  operating  as  E51M  (www.manihiki2012.de)  from
         Manihiki, North Cooks [425DXN 1079], the team  will  be  active  as
         E51EWP from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks. The dates, which  "may
         change a little depending on variation of  flight  schedules",  are
         23-26 March  and  11-14  April.  They  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         especially RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via DJ8NK. [TNX DJ8NK]
EI     - Cork Harbour was the last port  of  call  of  the  Titanic  on  her
         maiden and final voyage. EI100T  is  another  special  callsign  to
         commemorate the Titanic Centenary, and it will be  used  throughout
         2012 by members of the Cork  Radio  Club.  During  the  weekend  og
         14-15 April it will be operated as a  special  event  station.  QSL
         via EI4HQ.
GM     - Commemorating the Titanic Centenary, Lerwick Radio  Club  (Shetland
         Islands, EU-012) will be active on the HF bands as  GB2WG  on  8-20
         April. This special callsign's suffix stands for native  Shetlander
         Walter Gray, who was the officer-in-charge of  Marconi  station  at
         Cape Race, Newfoundland, and in contact with the ship on  14  April
         1912. QSL via MM5PSL. [TNX MM5PSL]
J7     - Simon, G7SOZ will be active as  J79SZ  from  Dominica  (NA-101)  on
         7-15 March, including an entry in the  RSGB  Commonwealth  Contest.
         He will operate mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via G7SOZ,  direct  or
KH8S   - A large  team  of  experienced  operators  (AA4NN,  DJ7JC,  DL3DXX,
         I8NHJ, K5AB, K6MM, K6TD, K9CT, KH7Y, N2TU, N6HC, NA6M, ND2T,  NI6T,
         SM5AQD, W4BUW, W6KK, W8GEX, WB4JTT and  WB9Z)  will  be  active  as
         NH8S from Swains Island (OC-200) on 4-18 September.  They  plan  to
         operate six stations, from 160 to 6 metres on all  modes.  QSL  via
         AA4NN. Updates and further information, including  details  on  how
         contribute  to  this  expensive  expedition,  can  be   found    at
         www.nh8s.org [TNX QRZ DX]
KP2    - Look for NP2/N0TG, NP2/N1SNB and NP2/AA4VK to be  active  from  St.
         Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-016) on 7-14 March. They plan to  be  QRV
         on all modes and bands, 60 metres  included.  QSL  direct  to  N0TG
         (OQRS at www.n0tg.com). [TNX NG3K]
LZ     - Special event station LZ12FDAY is active until 22 July  to  promote
         the LZ HF QRP Field Day competition,  organized  by  the  Bulgarian
         Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) and to be held  in  Pravets  on
         20-22 July (www.lzhfqrp.org). QSL via bureau to LZ1BFR. [TNX LZ1BJ]
OZ     - Stefan, DL7AOS will be active as 5P5K  from  Romo  Island  (EU-025)
         on 10-24 March. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres, and will  take  part
         in the Russian DX Contest (17-18 March). QSL via DL7AOS, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TA     - A large  number  of  TC50TRAC/***  regional  branch  stations  (for
         instance TC50TRAC/34I from Istanbul and  TC50TRAC/06  from  Ankara)
         will be active until 31 December to celebrate the 50th  anniversary
         of Telsiz ve Radyo Amatorleri Cemiyeti, the Turkish  IARU  Society.
         Information on the award programme for  contacting  these  stations
         and TRAC members signing homecall/50 can be found on qrz.com  under
         TC50TRAC. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TA     - Members of the TC Special Wireless Activity Team  and  the  Giresun
         Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club will operate special  station
         TC2012WKD on 8 March for "World Kidney Day." Activity  will  be  on
         the HF bands using CW,  SSB,  BPSK31  and  SSTV.  QSL  via  bureau;
         direct cards to TA1HZ.
TT     - Elvira, IV3FSG is active as TT8ES from  N'Djamena,  Chad  until  18
         March. She is QRV on SSB and digital modes in her spare  time.  QSL
         via IK3GES. [TNX IV3FSG]
TZ     - The Italian DXpedition Team (namely Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio  IK2CIO,
         Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA and Stefano IK2HKT) will  be  active
         as TZ5T from Mali on 12-27 April. They plan to operate CW, SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL via I2YSB (direct)  or  IK2CIO  (bureau).
         Further information, band/mode survey and  OQRS  can  be  found  at
         www.i2ysb.com. Once again Arturo IK7JWY will be the  pilot  station
         for the expedition (it will be possibile to contact him through the
         dedicated forum at www.hamradioweb.org/forums/). [TNX IK7JWY]
V2     - Lot, DJ7ZG and Babs, DL7AFS will be  active  again  as  V21ZG  from
         Antigua (NA-100) on 5-31 March. QSL via DL7AFS. They  will  operate
         RTTY, PSK and SSB on 15-6 metres. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or bureau.
VK     - Craig, VK8AS (ex VK8PDX)  will  be  active  as  VK8BI  from  Bremer
         Island  (OC-185)  on  18-23  April.  QSL  via  home  call.  Further
         information can be found at http://oc185.blogspot.com/
VK0_m  - VK0TH has been approved for DXCC credit (if you had this  operation
         rejected in a recent application, send a note to  bmoore[@]arrl.org
         to have your  record  updated).  Trevor  will  be  going  QRT  from
         Macquarie Island in late March. He says he will  "post  a  schedule
         and frequencies for those wanting to get VK0/M in  the  log  before
         operations cease" on qrz.com.
VU     - AT2DW is the new callsign issued for the  IOTA  expedition  to  the
         island of Bet Dwarka (Bet Shankhodar, AS-175)  [425DXN  1086].  The
         special callsign has been granted for use between 15 and 31  March.
         [TNX DX World]
YB     - A large group of operators expect to be active on 160-6 metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY as YB8Y from Pulau Ohoiew,  Kai  Islands  (OC-221)  on
         19-26 March, including a Multi-Two entry  in  the  CQ  WW  WPX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via YB1GJS, direct or  bureau.  The  website  for  the
         expedition is at www.yb8y.com [TNX YB0ECT]

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

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC countries as  possible  on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands, while  DX  stations  work  as  many
W/VE stations in as many of  the  48  contiguous  states  and  provinces  as
possible (full rules can be  found  at  www.arrl.org/arrl-dx).  This  year's
event will run from from 00.00 UTC 3 March through 23.59 UTC on the 4th.  Do
not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained  by
Bill, NG3K at www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2012.html

CY9M ---> The website for the 26 July-1 August DXpedition to St Paul  Island
[425DXN 1086] is now up and running at www.cy9m.com.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries  include  more  than
9800 cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-11), the  61  deleted
DXCC Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1947  to  1962,
D5 and DL5 stations from 1945  to  1962,  Antarctic  bases  &  TAAF  (Terres
Australes and Antarctiques  Francaises),  the  various  French  DXCC  island
Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from  1945
to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS. plus  a  gallery
for cards not accepted by DXCC. Several cards  are  still  needed  and  your
participation is encouraged - please visit  www.LesNouvellesdx.fr  and  send
your comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSL TU5KG ---> The new QSL route for Gildas, TU5KG (as well as for  F/TU5KG,
FR/TU5KG, TM0T and the FT5X and FT5W callsigns he uses while operating  from
the the waters around Crozet and Kerguelen) is via F4DXW, direct  only.  The
previous QSL manager (Gwenael, F4EFI) says he has cleared  the  backlog  for
either direct and bureau cards.

SENEGAL: 6 METRES ---> The band 50-51 MHz has been officially  allocated  at
WRC-12 to the amateur service on a primary basis in Senegal. As of 1  March,
the Saly Amateur Radio Club station is allowed to operate with the  callsign
6V7SIX. This is a temporary authorization valid  until  the  new  ITU  Radio
Regulations come into force. 6V7SIX is expected  to  be  QRV  on  50110  and
50210 kHz. [TNX QRZ DX]

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available  at  www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.   QSOs    confirmed
through LoTW or included in on-line logs  are  eligible  for  listing.  Send
your scores, as well as any request  for  further  information,  to  Erminio
Pandocchi I2EOW (i2eow[@]fastwebnet.it).

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Emil Neuerer  (DJ4PI),
Curio Levorato (IZ3AYY), Arnoldo "Tito"  Jorge  Corda  (LU7EE,  ex  LU4DLH),
Julio Cesar de Assis Ross (PY1BOJ), Ernest T. Hufman  (W4WH)  and  Earle  W.
Smith (VE6NM), who served as President of  Radio  Amateurs  of  Canada  from
late 2004 through 2007.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2R, 4C1JPG, 4L1MA,  4L3Y,  4O3A,
4S7KM, 4S7NE, 4U1WRC,  5H3RK,  5R8AX,  5R8UI,  5T0JL,  5U5U,  5W0OJ,  7X4AN,
7Z1SJ, 7Z7AA (AS-191),  8P9MS,  9H5BZ,  9J2QQV,  9K2YM,  9M2/KM9D  (AS-058),
9M2MRS (AS-015), 9M6XRO, 9N7MD, A31A, A61QQ,  A62ER,  A65BP,  BM100,  BN100,
BO100, BQ100, BU100, BV0EXPO,  BV100ROC,  BW100,  BX100,  BY1RX/4  (AS-160),
C5A,  C6ANI,  CE2/VE7SV,  CE3FZ,  CE4A  (SA-095),    CN8KD,    CO0OM,  CR2X,
FG4NO, FK/KF4TUG (OC-079), FK8CP,FO0MOT (OC-063),  FO5RH,  FP/W6HGF,  FW0MO,
FW0YL, GJ6UW,  GU4CHY,  H40KJ  (OC-065),  H40MY  (OC-163),  H44MY  (OC-127),
HV5PUL, J28DA,  J79KT,  J79WE,  J8/N2IEN,  JD1BMH,  JG8NQJ/JD1,  JI1LET/JD1,
JT1DA, JT1RF, K6VVA/KL7 (NA-242), KG4WV, KP2B, KP4MS, LY1R, N6HD/TG7,  NH0Z,
OA4/DJ2VO, OE3GEA/6Y5, OH0X,  OJ0B,  OJ0X,  OY1CT,  P29FR,  P33W,  PJ2/W6XK,
T88NU, TA2ZF, TA3D, TI8II, TN2T, TU2T, TX3T,  TX5A,  TX7M,  TX8NC  (OC-033),
TY1KS, UA0IT, UK/UA1ZEY, UN1L, UN7MMM, UN8GV, V63MY (OC-260),  V63QQ,  V63T,
(NA-165), XU7UJR,  XX9LQ,  YB1CCF,  YB6NE,  YC1KI,  YC1YU,  YC2BGI,  YD1XUH,
YE1ZAW,  YG1CRR,  YL2GUV,  YS1/HB9KNA,    YU1AST,    ZA1UT,    ZB3R,  ZC4LI,


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