425 DX News issue #1109

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04 August 2012                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1109
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9H     - IK0PEA will be active holiday style as 9H3EA  from  Bugibba,  Malta
         (EU-023) on 5-17 August. He will operate digital modes and  SSB  on
         the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
9M4_spr- Announced frequencies for the 7-13  August  9M4SLL  operation  from
         the Spratly Islands [425DXN 1107] are as follows:
         CW    3517 7017 10117 14007 18087 21007 24907 28007 kHz
         SSB   3803 7058   -   14180 18165 21295 24985 28495 kHz
         RTTY       7042 10135 14092 18107 21092 24927 28092 kHz
         QSL via M0URX and LoTW. QSLling policy  and other  information  can
         be  found at www.m0urx.com/9m4sll.html.
CT7    - CT1GZB, CT1CSY  and  CT2JXT  will  be  active  as  CR6LH  from  the
         lighthouse at Cabo da Roca for the ILLW on 18-19 August. They  plan
         to operate SSB, RTTY,  PSK31  and  QRS  CW  on  as  many  bands  as
         possible. QSL via CT1GZB, direct or bureau. [TNX CT1GZB]
D6     - Announced frequencies for the 8-21 August D64K operation  from  the
         Comoro Islands [425DXN 1107] are as follows:
         CW    1826 3506 7006  -  10106 14026 18076 21026 24896 28026 50103
         SSB   1845 3780 7060/7150  -   14150 18140 21270 24940 28470 50103
         RTTY    -    -  7035  -  10142 14080 18100 21080 24920 28080
         QSL via IV3DSH and LoTW. QSLling policy and other  information  can
         be found at www.d64k.net
DL     - Mike, DG5LAC will be active holiday style as  DG5LAC/p  from  Amrum
         Island (EU-042) on 11-24 August. He will be  QRV  on  80-10  metres
         SSB. QSL via home call. [TNX DG5LAC]
E5_sc  - Once again Henrik, OZ6TL will be active  holiday  style  as  E51TLA
         from  Rarotonga  (OC-013),  South  Cooks  from  18  November  to  8
         December. He will operate CW and RTTY.  QSL  via  OZ6TL  and  LoTW.
         [TNX OZ6TL]
F      - Look for F4BKV/p and F4FET/p to be active from Er  Island  (EU-107)
         on 4-5 August, from Raguenes Island (EU-074) on 6 August  and  from
         Batz Island (EU-105) on 7-8 August. Each station  will  have  about
         300w output and antennas for 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres.  As  for
         QSLlling,  direct  &  OQRS  via  F4BKV  only  (www.f4bkv.net/oqrs);
         bureau via individual callsign. [TNX F4BKV]
F      - F4FVI, F4GTD, F5TRO, F8BDB and HB9ELV  will  be  active  as  TM1NOI
         from Noirmoutier Island (EU-064) on 12-14 August. They plan  to  be
         QRV  on  80-10  metres  SSB.  QSL  via  F4FVI  (bureau)  or  HB9ELV
         (direct), plus LoTW and eQSL.
G      - Phil, G3SWH will activate the special call M0RSE in  18-19  August.
         He will operate CW only  on  all  bands.  Special  QSL  via  G3SWH,
         direct or bureau (OQRS  at  www.g3swh.org.uk);  all  QSOs  will  be
         uploaded to LoTW immediately after the weekend. [TNX G3SWH]
G      - John M5JON, Pete M0ILT, Ant MW0JZE and Chris G1VDP will  be  active
         as MX0LDG  from Lundy Island (EU-120) on 11-16 October.  They  will
         have two stations on the air from 6 to midnight (when the  island's
         power closes down) each day, and  will  operate  SSB  and  possibly
         some digital modes. QSL via M0URX (please use  his  OQRS  for  both
         direct and bureau cards at http://m0urx.com/oqrs)  and  LoTW.  [TNX
HL     - Tai, DS2NMJ  will  be  active  as  DS2NMJ/2  from  Yonghung  Island
         (AS-105) on 12-13 August. He will be QRV on 12 and 15  metres  SSB.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
HZ     - The 7Z7AB IOTA expedition to Al-Dhahrah Island  (AS-190,  new  one)
         [425DXN 1107] will take place on 5-11 October.  Look  for  activity
         on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL  via  7Z1CQ.  A  website  is
         under construction at www.dxcoffee.com/7z7ab/
I      - Paolo, IZ5NFD will be active holiday style as IA5/IZ5NFD from  Elba
         Island (EU-028) on 6-12 August. Look for him to operate  mainly  CW
         around 5 UTC and after 21 UTC on 40-2 metres. QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
I      - Once   again   ARI   Genova   (IQ1GE)   will  participate   in  the
         International Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  (18-19  August).  This
         year they will be QRV as II1PV from the lighthouse at Punta  Vagno,
         as their traditional location (La Lanterna) is being renovated  and
         it is closed to public. QSL direct or bureau. [TNX IZ1BZS]
IS0    - Massimo, I0PNM will be active as IM0/I0PNM from San  Pietro  Island
         (EU-165) from 10 August to 3 September. He will operate  SSB,  RTTY
         and PSK31 on 20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL  via  home  call  (direct).
         [TNX I0PNM]
JW     - Torkel, LA6VJA and Fredrik, LA6TMA will be  active  as  JW6VJA  (CW
         and  some  SSB)  and  JW6TMA  (digital  modes)  from   Longyearbyen
         (EU-026), Svalbard on 10-12 August. QSL via home  calls.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
OJ0    - Pasi, OH3WS will be active in his spare time as  OJ0W  from  Market
         Reef (EU-053) on 4-10 August. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Marco, IZ3GNG will be active on 40-6 metres SSB as  PA/IZ3GNG  from
         Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146) on 8-12 August and  from  Texel  Island
         (EU-038) on 13-16 August.  On  18-20  August  he  will  operate  as
         HB0/IZ3GNG from Liechtenstein (WARC bands only). [TNX IZ3GNG]
PY0S   - The PT0S DXpedition to St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks  [425DXN  1105]
         will be on the air from approximately  10  November  to  the  22nd.
         Exact  dates  are  subject  to  weather  conditions    and    other
         circumstances that may occur on a  boat  trip.  In  the  meanwhile,
         AA7JV and PY2XB made a reconnaissance trip to the archipelago.  For
         further  information   and    regular    updates    please    visit
SM     - SA0AEK, SA0AEX and  SA0ASG  will  be  active  as  SC0UT/5  on  4-10
         August. They will operate SSB  on  80-12  metres  from  Scout  Camp
         Boomerang 2012 on  Vassaro  Island  (EU-084).  QSL  via  bureau  to
         SC0UT. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SM     - Tomas, SM3DMP will be active as SF2CW from Holmon  Island  (EU-135)
         on  6-9  August.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
SV     - Fabio, IZ7FLQ will be  active  as  SV8/IZ7FLQ  from  various  Greek
         islands  on  8-18  August:  Lefkada  (no  IOTA),  Ithaki  (EU-052),
         Meganisi (EU-052), Kefallonia (EU-052) and maybe  others.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau.
TK     - Jack, IZ3DBA will now be active as TK/IZ3DBA from Corsica  on  4-17
         August. He will operate holiday style 80% CW and 20% SSB.  QSL  via
         home call.
VK     - VK3VCE, VK5KC, VK5LOL, VK5PAS,  VK5SN,  VK5VW  and  VK5YX  will  be
         active as VI5CW from the lighthouse at Cape Willoughby on  Kangaroo
         Island (OC-139) on 17-20 August. They will be QRV on 80-10  metres.
         QSL via VK5PAS, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW.  Further  information
         can be found at www.wix.com/simmopa/capewilloughby
         will operate CW and SSB as  VK4ILH  from  the  lighthouse  at  Cape
         Moreton on Moreton  Island  (OC-137)  on  17-19  August,  including
         participation in the International Lighthouse & Lightship  Weekend.
         QSL via VK4MIA, direct or bureau, and LoTW. They have a website  at
VQ     - Chuck, W4XP will be active as VQ9XP from the VQ9X club  station  on
         Diego Garcia (AF-006) on 9-25  August.  He  plans  to  focus  on  6
         metres, with some activity in the HF bands if  times  permits.  QSL
         via home call and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VU7    - A group of operators from the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club  (namely
         VU2GGM, VU2GSM, VU2JHM, VU2LU, VU2LX and VU2UR)  has  been  granted
         permission to operate from the Lakshadweep Islands.  They  will  be
         active as VU7M from  Minicoy  Island  (AS-106)  and  lighthouse  on
         13-22 August with a "humble HF station". QSL  via  VU2JHM.  Further
         information and updates on qrz.com.
YB     - Celebrating the 67th anniversary of the proclamation of  Indonesian
         indipendence (17 August 1945), special event  station  YB67RI  will
         be active on 10-17 August on all bands and  modes.  QSL  via  YB2DX
         (direct) and LoTW.

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

CY9M ---> Bad weather forecast for 1 August caused CY9M close  down  earlier
than expected, at 16.23 UTC on 31 July, and to leave St. Paul Island  a  few
hours later.  The  team  logged  about  33,200  QSOs  in  136  hours  -  see
www.cy9m.com/log/ for log search.

DXCC NEWS ---> The recent H44UD operation from the Solomon Islands has  been
approved for DXCC credit.

on a major reorganization of its  editorial  content  in  order  to  publish
contest results significantly sooner", Editor Rich Moseson (W2VU)  announced
on 1 August. "On average, contest results will  appear  four  months  sooner
than at present. The new schedule will be phased in over the course of  2013
and    will    be    fully    in    place    by     2014".    Read  more  at

RI0K ---> The  RI0K  team  brought  forward  their  operation  from  Alyumka
(AS-092), and were active as RI0K/p for 14 hours on 28 July (1376 QSOs).  On
30 July they were finally able to fly to Lavrentiya, and then to  reach  and
become active from Ratmanova (AS-061) at 7 UTC on the 31st. They planned  to
QRT around 23.30 UTC on 2 August, but the flight back to  the  mainland  was
cancelled because of bad weather. On 3 August RZ3EM reported that "it  looks
like the team will stay longer on Ratmanova, probably for two more days".

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). 

WUST AWARD --->  The  Metro  DX  Club  sponsors  the  Worked  United  States
Territories (WUST) Award. The 16 WUST territories effective 1  January  2012
are: KG4 (Guantanamo Bay), KH0  (Mariana  Islands),  KH1  (Baker  &  Howland
Islands), KH2 (Guam),  KH3  (Johnston  Island),  KH4  (Midway  Island),  KH5
(Palmyra & Jarvis Islands), KH5K (Kingman Reef),  KH7K  (Kure  Island),  KH8
(American Samoa), KH8S (Swains Island),  KH9  (Wake  Island),  KP1  (Navassa
Island), KP2 (US Virgin  Islands),  KP4  (Puerto  Rico)  and  KP5  (Desecheo
Island). Complete information at www.metrodxclub.com/wust_award.htm;  e-mail
questions should be sent to awards[@]metrodxclub.com. [TNX W9ILY]

+ SILENT KEYS + Stephen  J.  Powlishen  (K1FO),  best  known  for  his  Yagi
antenna designs and amplifiers for 432 MHz, passed away on  28  July  at  60
years of age.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3B8FE, 3C0E,  3C6A,  3D2YA,
4A3RCC (NA-200), 4JS0NG, 4Z1UF, 4Z5MU,  5W0DP,  6O0CW,  6O0N,  6V7S,  8P9NX,
8R1PY, 9L0W, 9M2AX, A5A, BD4KRB/4  (AS-146),  CO3JN,  CO6RD,  CO7EH,  CO8LY,
D2QV, D3AA, D4C, E51M, F4BKV/p (EU-159), FJ/W6JKV, FK/F4BKV,  FK8CE,  FK8DD,
FP/NM7N, FR4NT, FW0NAR (OC-054), FW0NAR/p  (OC-118),  HK0NA,  HS0ZIN,  HV0A,
J28AA, J52HF, J69N, JR7ISY/JD1, JT1CO,  KG4DL,  KP4RV,  LA/DM2AUJ  (EU-076),
MJ/DL3SEM, OD5NJ,  OY1CT,  PJ2/N0YY,  PJ2/NA6YL,  PJ5/SO6X,  PS5F  (SA-088),
SV2ASP/A, TF/VE3IKV, TO3X,  TX1B,  V31IZ,  VP2MQR,  VP2MQR,  VP6T  (OC-044),


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