425 DX News issue #1101

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins
09 June 2012                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1101
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Chas, NK8O will be active as 5H9CP from  Mwanza,  Tanzania  between
         11 and 22 June. He is primarily a CW operator, and QRV  times  will
         depend on his "responsibilities and schedule at the Nyakato  Health
         Center". QSL via EA7FTR and LoTW.
9K     - The  Kuwait  Amateur  Radio  Society  will  operate  special  event
         station 9K2KCBB on 13-15 June to celebrate World Blood  Donor  Day.
         QSL direct to 9K2RA.
A6     - Tom, DL2RMC is currently active as A6/homecall from Abu  Dhabi.  He
         operates from the artificial island of Yas, which does not  qualify
         for IOTA and should not be misunderstood for Sir Bani Yas (AS-021).
A6     - Ulli, DL9WVM will be active as A6/DL9WVM from Dubai on 10-30  June.
         He will be QRV on 80-10  metres.  Ulli  and  Abdullah,  A61Q  might
         "investigate whether it is possible to activate Dibba Rock  in  the
         Gulf of Oman". This uninhabited rocky  islet  of  difficult  access
         could count for IOTA group AS-124. [TNX DX Newsletter]
CT7    - The Associacao de Radioamadores do Distrito de Leiria will  operate
         as CS5FAT from the Shrine of Fatima on 10-13 June. QSL via  CT6ARL,
         direct or bureau.
DU     - Dandy, K6ZRH plans to be active as K6ZRH/DU1  from  Palawan  Island
         (OC-128) on 10-30 June. He will be QRV on  40,  20  and  15  metres
         SSB. QSL direct to home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
EA8    - Five operators will be active as EH8TID from Teide  volcano  (3,555
         metres a.s.l.) from 30 June to 2  July.  The  Teide  National  Park
         (Tenerife,  Canary  Islands)  was  included  on  the  UNESCO  World
         Heritage List five years ago. Expect activity on  80-6  metres  CW,
         SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK31.  All  of  the  QSOs  will   be    confirmed
         automatically via the bureau; direct cards to EA8NQ. [TNX EA8NQ]
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be  active  as  JA8COE/8  from  Yagishiri  Island
         (AS-147) on 16-19 June. He will operate SSB and BPSK on 40, 20,  17
         and 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JA8COE]
KH0    - Tony, JA6CNL will be active as  KH0N  from Saipan (OC-086) on 15-18
         June. He will  operate  CW  only  on  80-6  metres. QSL via JA6CNL.
         [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Alain, F5LMJ will be active as 5P5J from  Lolland  Island  (EU-029)
         on 14-28 July. QSL via  home  call  (bureau  preferred),  LoTW  and
         eQSL. [TNX F5LMJ]
SM     - Tetsu, JH8SGR will be active  as  SM1/JH8SGR  from  Gotland  Island
         (EU-020) on 11-13 June. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
SM     - Bernd, DL8AAV will be active as SD1B/6 from Orust  Island  (EU-043)
         on 18-30 June. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SV     - Mike, SV1RK and Stavros, SV3CJU  will  be  active  as  J48SAI  from
         Sapientza Island (EU-158) on 8-10 June. They will operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL  via  SV1RK,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
SV9    - Special callsign SX9S will be active from 1 July to 31 December  to
         celebrate the 50th anniverasry of the Samaria Gorge  National  Park
         on Crete (EU-015). QSL via SV9AUE. [TNX SV9AHZ]
TF     - Bill, W4TAA and  Pete,  VE3IKV  will  be  active  as  TF/VX3T  from
         Iceland (EU-021) on 17-30 June. They will operate CW and SSB  on  6
         metres. QSL direct to VE3IKV. [TNX NG3K]
V7     - Steve, G3ZVW is active as V73/AF6SU until the  end of June from the
         V73AX club station  on Kwajalein Atoll  (OC-028), Marshall Islands.
         QSL via G3ZVW, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
VE     - Special prefixes CJ3 and CK3 will be in use  rom  the  Province  of
         Ontario, Canada between 12 and 26 June to celebrate the  Centennial
         of the City of Kitchener. QSL  via  operators'  instructions.  [TNX
W      - Mike, W2GR will be active as N2W on 10-24  June,  i.e.  during  the
         week before and the week after Nik Wallenda's  attempt  at  walking
         across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Mike  will  operate  CW,  RTTY
         and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via W2GR. [TNX W2GR]
XX9    - Jose, EB5BBM will be active as XX9TBM from Macau on 8-10  June.  He
         plans to operate SSB on 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via  EB7DX.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]

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

APOLLO PROGRAM ---> ARI Tortona (IQ1TW) will commemorate  the  Apollo  Space
Program (1961-1972) between 1  and  31  July.  Further  information  on  the
relevant award can be found at http://aritortona.xoom.it or from Pier  Paolo
Liuzzo (IZ1XBB, iz1xbb[@]tiscali.it). [TNX IZ1XBB]

DXCC NEWS ---> XX9E (Macao, 2012  operation)  has  been  approved  for  DXCC
credit. [TNX NC1L]

IDXC 2013 ---> Sponsored by  the  Northern  California  DX  Club,  the  64th
Annual International DX Convention will be held at  the  Visalia  Conference
Center in downtown Visalia, California on 19-21  April  2013.  Please  check
the IDXC website (www.dxconvention.com) during  the  week  of  18  June  for
details about booking hotel rooms for the Convention.

IOTA EU-155 ---> Back in October 2011 [425DXN 1069] the  RSGB  IOTA  Manager
reported that "following information  received  from  a  local  operator  in
Italy that the only two islands listed as qualifying for EU-155,  Baron  and
Scanno di Piallazza, no longer  existed,  we  would  not  be  accepting  for
credit any new operations claiming to  take  place  from  EU-155  pending  a
final check. This has now been carried  out  and  it  confirms  the  report.
Under IOTA rules we have no option but to withdraw EU-155 from the  list  of
valid IOTA groups and to amend scores down. However we have noted  that  the
Po Delta  is  a  remarkably  fragile  natural  environment  with  a  varying
sedimentation rate influenced by river flow, tide and  storm  and  have  not
ruled out the possibility of one of the islands reforming in  time.  In  the
circumstances, we have decided to remove EU-155 credit from all scores on  1
September 2012 but to retain the  QSO  information  on  the  database  in  a
non-counting format in case the situation should change. We will review  the
position periodically. In the meantime, while credit will not be  given  for
new operations, we will allow credit for  pre-October  2011  operations  for
certificate purposes  only  in  applications  received  before  1  September
2012". [TNX Roger Balister, G3KMA, RSGB IOTA Manager]

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the period February to  May  2012
have provided acceptable validation and  are  therefore  approved  for  IOTA
credit: AT2DW (AS-175), XF1AA (NA-189), 4A3RCC (NA-200), KL7RRC/P  (NA-240),
4W0VB/P (OC-232), and CW5GI (SA-039). The  7O6T  (AF-028)  operation,  which
has been accepted for DXCC, is also approved. [TNX G3KMA]

QSL 4U1ITU, 4U1UN & 4U1WRC ---> Get your missing QSLs for QSOs with  4U1ITU,
4U1UN and 4U1WRC (2012) at the Swiss DX Foundation's booth at Hamradio  2012
(Friedrichshafen) on 22-24 June. Bring your QSO data with  you  and  observe
the working hours of the QSL manager (to be available at  the  booth).  [TNX

TOPBAND MOST  WANTED  SURVEY  --->  All  160m  enthusiasts  are  invited  to
participate in the 2012 Topband Most Wanted Survey  conducted  by  NI6T  and
K8UT. The survey will be running  until  31  August  and  can  be  found  at
http://survey.hamdocs.com/?sid=11389.  The  results  will  be  available  in

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  Luciano
Lucini, IK2QPO (ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org).

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND ---> Organized by the World  Castles  Activity  Group,
it will be held on 16-17 June. Several  stations  are  expected  to  operate
from fortresses and castles in the Azores, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia,  Czech
Republic, France, Germany,  Hungary,  Ireland,  Italy,  Kazakhstan,  Latvia,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia,  Spain,  Switzerland,
The Netherlands, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Information  on  the  event
can be found at www.wcagroup.org. [TNX RN1CW]

+ SILENT KEYS + Gene Zimmerman (W3ZZ), "an icon in ham radio  contesting  in
the Washington, D.C. area and beyond", as well as "an avid VHF man",  passed
away on 3 June at 71 years of age.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include  Peter  Kallfelz  (DL8YR),  Joel
Oulie (F6FHP), Luciano Montanari (I4MNK) and Abel Aguirre (LU8EDK), a  radio
operator during 18 summer and 6 winter Antarctic campaigns between 1953  and


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8DB, 3C0E,  3C6A,  3D2R,  4J0LH,
4L3Y, 5N7M, 5V7V, 6H6IARU, 6O3A, 6W2SC, 6Y0A, 7P8GF, 7Q7PRO,  7X5QB,  8R1AK,
8R1Z, 9H1SP, 9L0W (AF-037), 9M6/JA1PBV, 9X0PY, A25JR, A35XG,  A35YZ,  A45XR,
A71BU, A92IO, AP2NK, AT2DW (AS-175),  C21HA,  C31AT,  C31CT,  C31PP,  C6ANM,
FW0NAR/p (OC-118),  GR100MGY,  HB0/DL2SBY,  HK0NA,  HS0ZCW,  HV5PUL,  J38ZT,
UP65P, V26M, V31WW, V31YK, V5/DJ2HD, V73NS, V85SS, VK8BI/p,  VK9XS,  VP2MMM,


                425 DX NEWS HOME PAGE:  http://www.425dxn.org
                425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE:   http://www.425dxn.org/monthly


               425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
      edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

            Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
                        in part or full provided that
               "425 DX News" or "425DXN" receive proper credit

          Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (425dxn@alice.it)
                      The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


                           Direttore Responsabile
                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
                      Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                Roma, Italia

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins

go back