425 DX News issue #1089

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17 March 2012                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1089
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4J     - Celebrating the 57th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest  to  be
         held in Baku, Azerbaijan in May, club stations 4K7Z and  4J4K  will
         use special callsigns 4KS0NG and 4JS0NG respectively until 15 June.
8R     - Anderson, PY2TNT and Alex, PY2WAS will  be  active  as  8R1PY  from
         Guyana on 5-8 April. They will operate SSB and CW on 80-10  metres.
         QSL via PY2WAS. Further information and OQRS for bureau and  direct
         cards are available at http://www.mdxc.org/8r1py/
C5     - Jan, OZ1IIL is active as C56LH from The Gambia until 26  March.  He
         can operate SSB only on 80-10 metres, and is QRV mostly during  his
         morning and evening hours. QSL via OZ1IIL. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE0Y   - Tim, NL8F will be active as CE0Y/NL8F from Easter  Island  (SA-001)
         on 21-26 March, CQ WW WPX  SSB  Contest  included.  He  might  also
         operate from some other South American IOTA  group  before  leaving
         Chile on 3 April. QSL via K8NA. [TNX The Daily DX]
CX     - Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo will  be  active  as  CW4R  from
         Isla Gorriti (SA-039) on 23-25  March,  including  activity  during
         the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. They will operate CW,  SSB  and  digital
         modes on the HF bands. QSL via CX1AA, direct or bureau. [TNX CX3AL]
DL     - A large group op operators will be active as DA0HEL from  Helgoland
         Island (EU-127) on 21-28 March. They will be QRV on  all  HF  bands
         with four stations, with an additional station on  2  metres.  They
         will also go and operate as DL0IH from  nearby  Duene  Island.  QSL
         via DF6QC. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F      - On 10 April 1912 the RMS Titanic (radio  callsign  MGY)  called  at
         port  of  Cherbourg  during  her  ill-fated  maiden  journey.    To
         commemorate that event,  the  Radio  Club  Nord  Cotentin  will  be
         active as TM5MGY on 7-21 April. QSL via F6KFW,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX F5NQL]
FM     - Vlad, RC0F will be active as FM/RC0F from  Martinique  (NA-107)  on
         20-28 March. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB as TO5K.  QSL
         via home call and LoTW.
G      - Look for Kevan, 2E0WMG to be active as 2E0WMG/p from  Lundy  Island
         (EU-120) on 27-31 March. He will operate SSB only on 80-10  metres.
         QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GW     - Commemorating the Titanic's centenary,  the  Blackwood  &  District
         ARS (GW6GW) will be active as GB100GGM with two stations  on  14-15
         April. SSB and CW activity will take place from Gelligroes Mill  in
         Pontllanfraith, the place where Arthur  Moore  heard  the  distress
         signal from  the  sinking  ship,  much  to  his  fellow  villagers'
         disbelief. QSL via MW0LAO, direct or bureau.
JD1_oga- Harry, JG7PSJ will  be  active  again  as  JD1BMH  from  Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 22 April to 4 May.  He  plans  to  operate
         CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL  via  bureau  to  JD1BMH,  or
         direct  to  JG7PSJ.  Logsearch  and    further    information    at
         http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/ [TNX JG7PSJ]
JX     - Svein, LA9JKA will be based on Jan Mayen (EU-022)  starting  on  29
         March until around 20 March 2013. He plans to be active as  JX9JKA.
         QSL direct only to  Svein  Rabbevag,  Brendlia  12,  6013  Alesund,
P4     - Helmut, DF7ZS, will be active  as  P4/DF7ZS  from  Aruba  on  21-27
         March. Main activity will take place during the CQ WPX SSB  Contest
         (24-25 March) using the callsign P41P. QSL P4/DF7ZS via home  call,
         QSL P41P via W3HNK. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ4    - K4BAI, N4OO, W4DXX and WW4LL will be operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY  as
         PJ4/homecall from  Bonaire  (SA-006)  on  21-27  March.  They  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest  as  PJ4Z.  QSL  for  all
         callsigns via K4BAI. [TNX The Daily DX]
PZ     - Serge, RX3APM will be active as PZ5P from Suriname on 21-26  March,
         including an entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via UA4LU  and
         LOTW. [TNX NG3K]
S5     - Special callsigns S555E and S55CERKNO will be used throughout  2012
         to  celebrate  the  55th  anniversary  of   Radio    Club    Cerkno
         (www.s50e.si). All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via
         the  bureau  and  LoTW.  Direct  cards  should  be  sent  to   S50E
         (Radioklub Cerkno, P.O. Box 16, SI-5282 Cerkno, Slovenia).
TA     - Once again the TC Special Wireless Activity  Team  (www.tcswat.org)
         will  be  active  as  TC18M  on  17-18  March  to  commemorate  the
         anniversary of the  naval  battle  of  18  March  1915  during  the
         Dardanelles Campaign. Expect activity on the HF bands SSB,  CW  and
         BPSK31 modes. QSL via TA1HZ. [TNX TA1HZ]
VP2M   - 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 Montserrat  (NA-103)  on  8-16
         April. There will be fixed operations from  a  villa  and  portable
         operations from various points on the island  using  CW,  SSB,  and
         digital modes  on  160-10  metres.  The  eight  operators  will  be
         Budd/VP2MFF  (W3FF),  Guy/VP2MUN  (N7UN),  Paul/VP2MVO    (KB9AVO),
         Larry/VP2MLR (W7DGP), Russ/VP2MQR (N7QR), Tom/VP2MTM  (K2GSJ),  and
         Chris/VP2MYZ (N2YYZ). QSL via home calls, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX N7UN]
VP5    - Dave, W5CW will be active as VP5/W5CW from 20 March  to  11  April.
         He will operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres,  and  will  participate
         in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as VP52V. QSL  direct  to  W5CW.  [TNX
W      - David, K2DBK will be active as K2DBK/4 from Lido  Key  (NA-034)  on
         21-23 March. He will operate holiday style  on  20  and  15  metres
         SSB, around 17-22 GMT. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
         and other three Japanese operators  will  be  active  from  Burkina
         Faso on 21-28 March. QSL via home calls. They plan  to  be  QRV  on
         80-10 metres SSB and some digital mode,  with  activity  also  from
         the Amateur  Radio  Association  of  Burkina  Faso's  club  station
         (XT2CEFIG). [TNX The Daily DX]
XU     - Sei, JA7LU (XU7NPC) and Hiroo, JA2VWG (XU7DDD) will be active  from
         Cambodia on 22-28 March. They will operate SSB  and  digital  modes
         on 40, 20, 10 and 6 metres from Sihanoukville until 26  March,  and
         then from Rong Samloem Island (AS-133). QSL via  home  calls.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
XX9    - Ruben, EA5BZ and other  eight  operators  (namely  EA1ACP,  EA5CEE,
         EA5FX, EA6DD, EA7FTR, EB5BBM, EB7DX and F5VLY) will be active  from
         Coloane Island (AS-075), Macau on 17-23 May  (callsign  TBA).  They
         will be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY  with  at  least  3
         stations at the same time on different bands  and  modes.  QSL  via
         EB7DX and LoTW. Further information at www.adxg.org/xx9/
YJ     - A team of  six  operators  (namely  VK3QB,  VK3HJ,  VK3GK,  VK3GHM,
         VK3CBV and VK2CA) will be active once again  as  YJ0VK  from  Efate
         (OC-035), Vanuatu from arounf 7 UTC on 21  April  until  around  23
         UTC on 4 May. They plan to operate  three  stations  "as  often  as
         possible"  on  160-10  metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY/PSK31,  with  an
         emphasis on 12, 17 and 30 metres. QSL via VK2CA, direct or  bureau,
         and LoTW. Log search  and  further  information  can  be  found  at

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

CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The second edition of the  CQ  Manchester  Mineira  DX
Contest, sponsored by the the Juiz de Fora CW Group, will be held  on  21-22
April. It is a  continuation  of  the  Manchester  Mineira  All  America  CW
Contest, initially limited to Brazil (1993-1996),  then  expanded  to  South
America (1997-2006), to the Americas (2007-2010) and finally  to  the  world
(2011). Il will run from 12 UTC on Saturday through 23.59 on Sunday, on  80,
40,  20,  15  and  10  metres  CW.  Complete  details   can    be  found  at
www.cqmmdx.com [TNX PY4WAS] 

DXCC NEWS  --->  XW1A  and  XW0ZJZ  (Laos,  current  operations)  have  been
approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The 2012 Honour Roll and  Annual  Listings  have  been
uploaded to both the IOTA Manager's (www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com) and  the  IOTA
Programme's (www.rsgbiota.org) websites.

IRON HAM CONTEST ---> Drawing inspiration from the Ironman Thriatlon  races,
the Araucaria DX Group introduces the WW Iron  Ham  Contest,  a  competition
that combines the main operating modes (Phone, CW and RTTY) into one  single
contest to be held on 29-30 December (from 12 UTC on Saturday through  11:59
UTC on Sunday). The  24-hour  contest  is  organized  to  have  8  hours  of
operation on each mode  in  periods  no  shorter  than  one  hour.  Complete
details can be found at www.araucariadx.com/ih/ [TNX PY5EG]

MARION ISLAND 2014 ---> "Depending on permission granted by  the  Department
of Environmental Affairs (Antarctic Islands), a DXpedition to Marion  Island
is now being planned for early 2014. This would be  a  six  weeks  in  total
journey, with four weeks activity from the island. A team of  between  4  to
10 operators is a possibility and DXpeditioners are  now  being  sought.  If
interested please email  your  name/call  to  dxer59[@]gmail.com  with  'ZS8
DXpedition' as the subject. Full details to follow in due course".  [TNX  DX

NEW DXCC FEE STRUCTURE ---> The ARRL has announced that  effective  2  April
the way DXCC fees are assessed will change. These changes will include  both
rate increases and rate decreases.
ARRL HQ will very soon launch an Online DXCC Application, which  will  allow
the client to supply the data from  traditional  paper  QSLs  in  a  digital
form. The Online DXCC Application will have rates that are half those  of  a
traditional paper QSL application. "Hybrid applications" (a  combination  of
LoTW  and  paper  QSL  credits)  will  no  longer  be   allowed.  Each  DXCC
application - be it paper QSLs, LoTW or Online DXCC  -  will  be  considered
separate applications with separate application fees, and there will  be  no
more surcharges added to the second or subsequent applications. Details  can
be found at www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-announces-new-dxcc-fee-structure

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2R, 3DA0NJ, 4L1BR, 4O3A,  5M2TT,
5R8X, 5T0JL, 5V7SI, 5V7TT,  5W1SA,  5X0CW,  7Z7AA  (AS-191),  8Q7DV,  9G5SI,
9G5TT, 9L0W, 9L1X, 9M2/KM9D, 9N7MD,  9Q50ON,  9X0PY,  A25AN,  A31IO,  A52AB,
A61E, AP2IA, AP2NK, C37NL, CN2MR,  CN2R,  CO8LY,  CP4BT,  CR2X,  CY0/VE1AWW,
D2R, E51CG, E51JD, E51MAN,  E51NJB,  EK6TA,  EP2MKO,  EP3PK,  ER1LW,  ER3ZZ,
HK1/EA7ATX  (SA-040),  HZ1EX,  IS0AFM,  J8/JA7SGV,  JG8NQJ/JD1,    K6VVA/KL7
(NA-242), KC4AAA, KG4AJ, KG4AS, KG4WV, KH2L, KP2M,  LO2F,  MJ0USP,  MU/PA9M,
MU0ASP,  N6HD/TG7,  OA4/DJ2VO,  OH1VR/VP9,  OJ0B,  OJ0X,  OY9JD,  PJ2/W5MPC,
TN2T,  TO3A,  TO3J,  TU2T,  TX3T  (OC-046),  TX7M  (OC-027),  TY2SI,  UA0YM,
UA1PBA/0 (AS-055), UA2F, UA2KK, V25RV, V25WY, V31NB,  V31RI,  V31RR,  V63KZ,


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