425 DX News issue #1091

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31 March 2012                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1091
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

6O     - The Intrepid-DX Group has  announced  that  their  next  DXpedition
         will  take  place  from  Hargeisa,  Somaliland  (Somalia)  on  6-14
         November. Twelve  operators  (namely  AH6HY,  E70A,  JH4RHF,  K1LZ,
         K3LP, K3VN, K6MM, N2WB, N6OX, N6PSE,  RA9USU  and  YT1AD)  will  be
         active as 6O3A  on  10-160  metres  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  with  five
         stations at the same time  on  different  bands  and  modes.  Their
         "primary objective  is  to  activate  Somaliland  with  a  goal  of
         providing as many DXers as possible a  'new  one'  with  this  rare
         DXCC entity  and,  as  a  secondary  objective,  to  give  as  many
         band-slots as possible". QSL via  W3HNK  (direct  and  bureau)  and
         LoTW. Further information, band/mode survey, log  search  and  OQRS
         can be found at www.intrepid-dx.com/6o3a/ [TNX N6PSE]
8Q     - Alex, UT5UY  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  8Q7UY  from  the
         Maldives (AS-013) on 12-21 April. He will operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX UT5UY]
9M     -  Vic,  R6AF  plans  to  operate  as  9M2/R6AF/p  from  Palau  Besar
         (AS-097), West  Malaysia  from  31  March  to  5-6  April,  and  as
         9M2/R6AF/6 from Sabah,  Borneo  (OC-088),  East  Malaysia  on  8-11
         April. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW with  some  SSB.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
A6     - Special event station A60DWC will be active  from  31  March  to  2
         April for the Dubai World Cup, "the world's  richest  horse  race".
         Look for activity on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY.
         QSL via NI5DX. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6     - Gabriele,  I2VGW  will be active as C6AGW from the Bahamas  between
         26 April and 6 May. Plans are to operate  holiday  style  on  80-10
         metres RTTY, PSK31 and  SSB  from  New  Providence  (NA  001),  the
         Bimini Islands  (NA-048),  the  Berry  Islands  (NA-054)  and  Long
         Island (NA-001). QSL via I2VGW, direct or bureau.  Log  search  and
         further  information   can  be  found  at  www.mdxc.org/c6agw  [TNX
         Mediterraneo DX Club]
CN     - Once again Richard, F8FGU will be active as CN2RN from  the  Middle
         Atlas range on 3-30 April. He will operate SSB and  CW  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX F8REF]
CY0    - Alan, VE1AWW will  be  back  to  Sable  Island  for  another  three
         months, between April and June. He will be active as CY0/VE1AWW  in
         his spare time. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
D6     - Fabrizio IW3SQY,  Paolo  IV3DSH,  Antonello  IT9YVO,Franco  IZ8GCE,
         Giorgio IZ4AKS, Les SP3DOI and Salvador C31CT/EA3QS will be  active
         on all bands and modes as D64K from the Comoro Islands (AF-007)  in
         August. QSL via IV3DSH. Further  information  is  expected  in  due
         course. A website is under construction at  www.d64k.com.  [TNX  DX
F      - Look for F/IZ2RLJ and F/IK1RGI to be active from the Mer  de  Glace
         glacier (Mont  Blanc  massif)  on  31  March,  weather  permitting.
         Battery powered activity is expected from 14 to 19 UTC, on  20,  40
         and 80 metres SSB. [TNX IK2QPK]
F      - Special callsign TM95BA will be active during the weekends  between
         7 April and 8 May  to  commemorate  the  95th  anniversary  of  the
         Battle of Arras during the First World War.  QSL  via  F6IEO.  [TNX
F      - Ivano I2RFJ, Alberto IV3BSY, Tony IZ2ESV and Andrea IZ2LSC will  be
         active as TM1F from Ratonneau Island (EU-095) on 21-25 April.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6  metres  with  three
         stations. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  Log  search
         and further information can be found at www.timpy.it/tm1f/
GI     - Special   event  station  GI100MGY  will  be  active  in  April  to
         commemorate the Titanic Centenary. The  memorial  station  will  be
         based in Belfast, the city where the ill-fated ship was  built  and
         launched. QSL via GI4FUE, direct or bureau.
GM     - The Camb-Hams (http://dx.camb-hams.com) will be active as  GS3PYE/p
         from the Isle of Mull (EU-008) between 28 April and 5 May. A  large
         group  of  operators  will  be  QRV  on  160-10  metres  with  five
         stations, as well as on 6m, 4m, 2m and 3cm. A side-trip  to  Lunga,
         Treshnish Isles (EU-108) is  planned  on  29-30  April,  when  five
         operators (G3ZAY, G4HUN, M0BLF, M0MJH and M1ACB) will be active  as
         GS6PYE/p. QSL for  both  callsigns  via  G3PYE  (bureau)  or  M0VFC
         (direct). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GU     - A group of operators from the Telford and District Amateur  Society
         will be active as GP3ZME/p from Guernsey (EU-114)  on  22-27  June.
         They will be QRV on 160-10 metres, as well as on VHF (6m will be  a
         priority), UHF and SHF. QSL via G3ZME (bureau) or  M0PNN  (direct).
         Further information can be  found  at  qr.com  under  GP3ZME.  [TNX
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be  active  as
         JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 29 April to 5  May.
         He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX NG3K]
LZ     - The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs  will  activate  special
         callsign LZ1WARD between 1 and  30  April  to  celebrate  the  87th
         anniversary of the International Amateur  Radio  Union  (IARU)  and
         World Amateur Radio Day (18 April).
OZ     - Francois, ON4LO will be active as 5P4LO from Romo  Island  (EU-125)
         on 15-20 April. He plans to operate SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
UA     - Igor UA9KDF, Valery RG8K, Artyom UA9KAM and others will  be  active
         as RT9K/p from Zhuravlinyy Island (AS-109) on  1-5  April.  All  of
         the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via  the  bureau.  Direct
         cards should be sent to RX9KM. Log search  on  Club  Log.  [TNX  DX
W     -  Mark,  AA1AC   will   be  active  from  Aquidneck  Island  (NA-031)
         beginning at 11 UTC on 31 March. QSL direct, bureau and LOTW.  [TNX
W      - Look for Jerry,  N1QLL/p  to  be  active  from  Great  Wass  Island
         (NA-055) on 1 April, starting around 17 UTC. He will be QRV  on  40
         and 20 metres SSB (and CW,  "if  the  phone  bands  are  hopelessly
         crowded"). QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Joe, K5KUA will be active again as K5KUA/5  from  Galveston  Island
         (NA-143) on 5-8 April. He plans to be  QRV  on  80-10  metres  SSB,
         with some CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
XE     - 6D0LM is a special callsign issued to the  Federacion  Mexicana  de
         Radio Experimentadores (FMRE) to  celebrate  the  80th  anniversary
         since its foundation. It will be used throughout the year  by  FMRE
         state societies and affiliated radioclubs. During  the  weekend  on
         31  March-1  April  look  for  6D0LM  to  be  operated  from    the
         Iztaccihuatl volcano by four stations active on SSB, CW  and  RTTY.
         [TNX DX World]
XV     - JA7LU will be active as XV2LU from Vung Tau, Vietnam on 5-8  April.
         He plans to operate SSB and RTTY  on  20-6  metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct only.
YV     - The Grupo DX Caracas will be active as  YX5P  from  Isla  de  Patos
         (SA-048) on 19-22 April. They plan to  be  QRV  on  all  bands  and
         modes. QSL via DM4TI.
ZL9    - The  Hellenic Amateur Radio of Association  of  Australia  (HARAOA)
         is organising a DXpedition  to  take  place  from  Campbell  Island
         (OC-037) between 17 and 30 November. The ZL9HR  team  will  consist
         of a total of nine members. Tommy, VK2IR (Team  Leader)  and  John,
         VK3YP (Team Co-Leader) are "inviting any experienced operators  who
         would  like  to  attend  this    DXpedition    to    email    Tommy
         vk2ir[@]vk2ir.com for  more  information".  They  have  a  blog  at
         www.zl9hr.com [TNX VK3YP]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> In April Hrane,  YT1AD  will  visit  and  be  active  from
American Samoa, Samoa and Rotuma in preparation of the September  DXpedition
to Conway Reef (3D2C):
7-9 April    KH8/N9YU  Tutuila Island (OC-045)
9-11 April   5W7A      Upolu Island (OC-097)
13-20 April  3D2R      Rotuma (OC-060)
While on Rotuma, he will help students at the local High School ARC  (3D2RI)
with new donations.

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

DX UNIVERSITY ---> The first session of DX University (DXU) will be held on
20 April at the Holiday Inn in Visalia, California [425DXN 1086]. "Over  120
'Students' have already reserved  their  place  so  we  have  increased  the
room-size. Instead of shutting out late-comers, everyone is now  welcome  to
book their seat at this ground-breaking event, the first of  its  kind.  But
pre-registration  is  required  and  there's  only  three    weeks  to  go!"
Reservations can be made  at  www.dxuniversity.com.  Please  contact  Wayne,
N7NG (n7ng[@]bresnan.net) or Roger, G3SXW (g3sxw[@]btinternet.com) with  any
queries. [TNX G3SXW]

LOTW & CQ AWARDS ---> The announced target date for beginning  LoTW  support
for the CQ WPX Award (1 April 2012) [425DXN 1082] is being  pushed  back  to
mid-April. This delay has been made necessary by  the  ARRL's  "decision  to
launch its new DXCC fee structure on April 2 and  online  DXCC  applications
on April 3.  There  have  been  no  reported  technical  problems  with  the
software needed to use LoTW for WPX, and  beta  testing  of  the  system  is
planned for early April. Additional CQ awards will be added later, one at  a
time". Further updates will be provided when more information is  available.
[TNX CQ Newsroom]

PIRATE ---> The station signing TO4E "from  Europa  Island"  over  the  past
weekend was - of course - a pirate. The genuine TO4E  operation  dates  back
to 2003, and it was the last duly authorized activity  from  Europa.  Should
any legal operation took place nowadays, it would be under the  FT5E  prefix

PY0S ---> Cesar, PY2YP is collecting the logs for past operations  from  St.
Peter and St. Paul Rocks. He uploads them to LoTW and to the log  search  on
the dedicated page at www.py2yp.com. So far Cesar has added ZY0SW,  ZY0SS  &
ZY0SY (May 1989); ZY0SK & ZY0SP (February 1994);  ZY0SK  &  ZY0SG  (February
1997); PS0S (August 2000).

UK POSTAL RATES ---> Postal rates in the United Kingdom will increase on  30
April. The new rates for standard airmail letters will be as follows:
                  Europe           Rest of the world 
up to 10 grams    GBP 0.87         GBP 0.87
up to 20 grams    GBP 0.87         GBP 1.28
A Price Finder on-line tool is provided by Royal Mail (www.royalmail.com)

+ SILENT KEYS + CQ Contest Hall of  Famer  John  H.  Thompson  (W1BIH/PJ9JT)
passed away on 8 March at 97 years of age. He was a contester and  DXer  for
over 70 years, competing - and often winning - from either his home  QTH  or
in Curacao.
Also Edward R. Hawkins (K6ZO) became a Silent Key on  8  March.  He  was  96
years old, and had an amazing total of 394 DXCC Entities confirmed.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include Marcel Pouchoux (F9MD),  Charles
V. Kelley (HS0ZCX/W3IAO), Paolo Eduardo  Junqueira  de  Moraes  (PY2ZZ)  and
Victor V. Filippov (RU0ZX).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3D2R, 3XY1D, 4L1FL,  4S7AB,
4W0VB, 5H0PD,  5H3EE,  5M2TT,  5W0OU,  5W0RE,  5W1SA,  5Z4HW,  7P8GF,  7Z7AA
(AS-191), 8P9AA, 8Q7DV, 8R1EA, 9G5ZZ,  9J3A,  9M6JC,  9N7DX,  9N7MD,  9V1YC,
A31IO,  A41OO,  A52DL,  AP2IA,  BX100,  C21HA,  C21YY,  C31BO,   C37N,  CE4A
(SA-095), CE9/VE3LYC (SA-031 and SA-097), CN2R, CO6LC, CP4BT,  CX5TR,  D2AK,
D2CQ, E51MAN, E51NOU,  E74KC,  EA9EU,  EK6TA,  EK7DX,  EL2A,  ET3AA,  ET3JA,
FR/DJ7RJ,  FR4NT,  FR5FD,  FW5RE,  FY5FY,  GJ6UW,   H40FK,    H40KJ,  HC1HC,
HK0/DL5YWM, HV0A,  HV50VR,  HV5PUL,  HZ1MD/p,  J6M,  J8/JA7SGV,  JG8NQJ/JD1,
(EU-036),  OA4TT,  OY1CT,  PJ2T,  PJ4/K5WE,  PJ4/WA1Z,  PJ4A,   PJ4C,  PJ4T,
PJ5/SP6EQZ, PJ5/SP6IXF, PJ7/W4BUW, PP5/KH0WF, PW2M  (SA-071),  PZ5T,  R1ANF,
S21DX (AS-127), ST0R,  SU9VB,  T32C,  T6TL,  T88XC,  T8CC,  T8XX,  TG7/N6HD,
TG9ANF, TG9NX, TL0CW, TN2T, TO3J,  TS7TI,  TS8P,  TU2T,  TX3T,  TX5A,  TX6T,
TX6T/p, TX7M, V25RV, V31JZ (NA-180), V31RU, V63DX,  V85TX,  VP2MDG,  VP2MTL,


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