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29 September 2012                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1117
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Nobby, G0VJG will be on a  "radio  only  trip"  to  Monaco  on  1-5
         October. He will operate SSB on the HF bands as 3A/G0VJG.  QSL  via
         G4DFI. [TNX NG3K]
3V     - Alfredo, IK7JWX reports he  is  organizing  another  expedition  to
         take place from Djerba Island (AF-083)  from  27  April  to  4  May
         2013. Plans are to operate as TS8IT  (requested  call)  on  the  HF
         bands and 6 metres SSB, PSK31, RTTY and CW. The  current  operators
         list  includes  I8LWL,  IK2DUW,  IK2PGM,  IK6CAC,  IK7JWX,  IK8GQY,
         IS0AGY, IT9SSI, IV3FSG and IW2NLC. If you want  to  join  the  team
         please contact Alfredo (ik7jwx2003[@]yahoo.it).
5H     - Arne, OH2NNE will be active as 5H2DK from Moshi, Tanzania  on  2-17
         October. He may also be QRV using a portable setup  from  different
         locations between 18 and 27 October. He will operate  SSB  only  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via home call.
5U     - Christian, 5U5U (ex-TL0A) is currently active  from  Niamey,  Niger
         until 15 October. On 1 October he will be  joined  by  Paul,  F6EXV
         (5U6E) and Jan, DJ8NK (5U8NK). They  will  run  three  stations  on
         160-6 metres on SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL 5U5U direct only  to
         Christian  Saint-Arroman,  Chemin  de  Mousteguy,  64990    Urcuit,
         France. QSL 5U6E via F6EXV (direct, bureau and LoTW; OQRS  on  Club
         Log). QSL 5U8NK via DJ8NK (direct, bureau and LoTW;  OQRS  on  Club
         Log). Further  information,  including  operating  frequencies  and
         logsearch, can be found at www.premiumorange.com/5u-2012/
5X     - A large multi-national team from the Radio Club de Provins  (F6KOP)
         will be active from Uganda on 6-18 February 2013. Thety  will  have
         six stations active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL  via
         F1NGP, direct or bureau (OQRS provided  by  Club  Log),  and  LoTW.
         Updates  and  further  information  on  http://www.5x2013.com/ [TNX
9M2    - Shou, JA1XXI will be active as 9M2/JA1XXI from Port  Dickson,  West
         Malaysia on 5-15 October. He plans to be QRV on 20, 15,  10  and  6
         metres. QSL via home call.
BY     - Dale BA4TB, Mi BD4TQ, Tim BD4TJ, Ni BD4TR and Zhou BG4TVT  will  be
         active  on  40-10  metres  from  Hengsha  Island  (AS-136)  on  1-4
         October. [TNX DX World]
C6     - Bob, W9XY will be active as C6AXY  from  New  Providence  (NA-001),
         Bahamas on 4-9 November. He will operate  holiday  style  on  40-10
         metres, CW and SSB with maybe  some  RTTY  and/or  PSK31.  QSL  via
         W9XY, direct or bureau. [TNX W9XY]
C6     - Rick, K6VVA  will  be  active  as  C6AVA  from  the  Berry  Islands
         (NA-054), Bahamas on 7-11 December. He operate mainly CW with  some
         SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via N6AWD, direct or bureau.
DL     - Peter, DK2RMP  will  be  active  as  DK2RMP/p  from  Usedom  Island
         (EU-129) on 7-14 October. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
FH     - Sam, F6AML will be active as TO2M from  Mayotte  (AF-027)  on  4-19
         October. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau (email requests  for  bureau  cards  can  be
         sent to qsldxped[@]yahoo.fr). [TNX DX World]
GU     - A team from the Martello Tower Group will be active as GP0PKT  from
         Herm Island (EU-114),  Guernsey  on  4-8  October,  2012.  QSL  via
         G6NHU, direct or bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as  soon
         as    possible.    Further    information    and    logsearch    at
H4     - Bernhard, DL2GAC (H44MS) is returning to the Solomon Islands for  a
         DX vacation from 18 October to 9 December. His  main  QTH  will  be
         Honiara (Guadalcanal, OC-047), with "short operations"  from  other
         IOTA groups (OC-127, OC-158 and OC-168) "if transportation  can  be
         arranged". QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DL2GAC]
H4     - Phil,  G3SWH   and  Jim,  G3RTE  will  be  active  as  H44KW   from
         Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands  18-28  February  2013.  They
         will operate CW only  on  80-10  metres;  plans  are  to  have  two
         stations on the air for as many hours every  day  as  is  possible.
         QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau (OQRS for both  direct  and  bureau
         cards can be  found  Phil's website). More  nformation and  updates
         at www.g3swh.org.uk/h44kw.html [TNX G3SWH]
HB0    - Frank, PA4N will be active as HB0/PA4N from Liechtenstein  on  8-14
         October. He will operate CW on 80-10 metres with a focus  on  Asia.
         QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
HS     - Eddy, ON4AFU will be active as HS0ZJF/8 from Koh Samui (AS-101)  on
         7-24 October and as HS0ZJF/9  from  Koh  Butang  (AS-126)  from  26
         October to 4 November. He will operate  CW  only  on  40-10  metres
         with 100 watts  and  wire  antennas.  QSL  via  ON4AFU,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
I      - IT9ATF, IT9BXR, IT9NPR, IT9PPG, IT9RDG and IT9WDC will  participate
         in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as IF9A (Multi-Single) from  the  island
         of Favignana (EU-054). QSL via IT9ATF.
KH0    - Kazuo, JH8PHT will be active as AH0KT from Saipan (OC-086)  on  4-9
         October. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres, with planned activity  also
         on 10 metres FM and AM. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Mike, DG5LAC  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  OZ/DG5LAC  from
         Langeland Island (EU-172) from 29 September to 5 October  and  from
         Nordjylland (EU-171) on 6-12  October.  Expect  activity  on  80-10
         metres SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
P2     - The IOTA expedition to Papua New Guinea  [425DXN  1102]  has  added
         one more group to the announced itinerary. The team  includes  Axel
         DL6KVA,  Hans-Peter  HB9BXE,  Eddy  K5WQG,  Derek  G3KHZ  and  Hans
         SM6CVX; their schedule is as follows:
         20-24 October  P29VCX  Emirau Island (OC-103)
         27-31 October  P29NI   Tatau Island (OC-099)
         2-4 November   P29VPB  Lihir Island (OC-069)
         The main team will fly home on 6 November, while Hans will continue
         the trip and be active from three other groups:
         6-9 November   P29VCX  Buka Island (OC-135)
         9-12 November  P29VCX  Manu Island (OC-025)
         12-13 November P29VCX  Loloata Island (OC-240)
         QSL  P29NI  and  P29VPB via G3KHZ;  QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX. Bookmark
         http://p29ni.yolasite.com/ for  further  information  and  updates.
         [TNX IZ1CRR]
PA     - The earliest allotment of call letters to  identify  countries  was
         made at the 1912 London International Radiotelegraphic  Convention.
         Commemorating this centennial, special  event  station  PB100PREFIX
         (www.pb100prefix.nl)will be active on 4-31 October. QSL via PB0P.
PA     - Ben, DO1BEN will be active as PD/DO1BEN from Texel Island  (EU-038)
         on 8-14 October. He will operate mainly  digital  modes  with  some
         SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PJ6    - Mike, G4IUF will be active as PJ6/G4IUF from Saba (NA-145)  between
         1 October and 1 November. He plans to operate CW, SSB  and  digital
         modes on 80-6 metres "most mornings and early afternoons". QSL  via
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV     - Special event station SX100A will be active  on  5-7  October  from
         the radio room of museum ship "Georgios Averof".  QSL  via  bureau.
         [TNX VA3RJ]
T8     - Kiichi, JF1LUT will be active as T88IK from Palau on 5-10  October.
         He plans to be QRV on 17, 15, 12, 10 and  6  metres  SSB.  QSL  via
         JF1LUT, direct or bureau.
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104)from 12 October to 1  November.  He  will  operate  SSB  on
         160-6 metres, and will participate in the CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest.
         His wife Cathy (W5HAM) will also operate  occasionally  as  V47HAM.
         All QSLs via W5JON and LoTW. [TNX W5JON]
VK     - Aki, JA1NLX will be  active  as  JA1NLX/VK4  from  Hamilton  Island
         (OC-160) on 18-23 October. He will operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-10
         metres.  QSL  via  home  call  and  LoTW.  Logsearch   (look    for
         JA1NLX/VK4_2012) and OQRS for direct and bureau cards on Club  Log.
         [TNX JA1NLX]
W      - Special event callsigns N1A, N2A, N3A, N4A, N5A, N6A, N7A, N8A, N9A
         and N0A will be activated from each of the US call  areas  on  7-13
         October to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the North American  QRP
         CW Club (NAQCC). QSL via operator's instructions.  Details  on  the
         event can be found at http://naqcc.info/ [TNX VA3RJ]
XX9    - Andrea, IK7YTT  will  be  active  as  XX9TTT  from  Coloane  Island
         (AS-075), Macau on 26-29 October. He will participate in  the  CQWW
         DX SSB Contest on 16 metres. QSL  via  IZ8CCW,  direct  or  bureau.
         Further information cen  be  found  at  http://www.mdxc.org/xx9ttt/
         [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
ZD9    - The  "Baltic Trader" - the cargo ship  that Rob, M0VFC/ZD9UW is  on
         [425DXN 1116] has been slightly delayed. They are now expecting  to
         reach Tristan da Cunha on 29 September.

CQ WW RTTY DX CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from 00.00 UTC  on  29
September through 24.00 UTC on the 30th (rules at www.cqwwrtty.com).  Please
visit www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2012.html for  the  Announced Operations  listing
maintained by Bill NG3K. The following stations are expected to participate:
05   VP9I                   Bermuda         N1HRA
05   VY2/WC3O               Canada          K3MJW
07   HQ2N        SO LP      Honduras        EA5GL
08   8P2K        SOSB 10m   Barbados        KU9C
08   VP2V/AA7V   SOAB HP    BVI             NR6M
09   P40G        M/S        Aruba           LoTW
12   3G1Z        M/?        Chile           CE1WNR
13   LS1D        M/?        Argentina       AC7DX
14   CR2X        SOAB       Azores          OH2BH
14   LX7I        M/2        Luxembourg      LX2A
15   ES9C        M/S        Estonia         ES5RY
15   II9P        M/S        Sicily          IT9CHU
15   IQ1RY       M/2        Italy           IW1FNW
15   OG0Z        SOSB 10m   Aland Isls      W0MM
15   OH0I        SOSB 20m   Aland Isls      OH3BHL
15   OH0KAG      SOSB 40m   Aland Isls      OH1KAG
15   OH0Z        SOSB 15m   Aland Isls      W0MM
15   ZA/OK1DX or ZA/OK6DJ   Albania         hc
17   EY0A        SOSB 15m   Tajikistan      UA4LCH
20   SW9XB       SO         Crete           DJ9XB
20   TA4/HA3JB   SOSB       Turkey          HA3JB
24   BV2A/4      M/S        Taiwan          qrz.com
26   HS8FLU      SOSB 20m   Thailand        HS8FLU
26   HS8JYX      SOSB 15m   Thailand        HS8JYX
27   NH2T        SOAB HP    Guam            W2YC
32   ZL3X        M/S        New Zeland      ZL3PAH
33   CR3L        M/M        Madeira         DJ6QT
35   6V7X        SO LP      Senegal         IK2FIL
37   5Z4EE       SOAB HP    Kenya           NV7E
40   TF2RR       M/S        Iceland         TF3AO

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

CLUB LOG OQRS ---> "There has been an update to Club  Log  which  may  prove
useful to international expedition teams (outside NA) who  want  to  receive
OQRS  payments  in  their  home  currency",  Michael  G7VJR  says.  From  23
September 2012, Club Log OQRS has support for US Dollars  (USD),  GB  Pounds
(GBP), Euros (EUR), Australian Dollars (AUD) and Japanese  Yen  (JPY),  thus
removing the  overheads  for  expeditions  who  use  these  currencies.  "In
future, when you request a card from Club Log, you might be asked to pay  in
one of the currencies above instead of dollars.  Don't  forget  that  PayPal
will show you how much you're paying in your own currency  before  you  send
funds overseas".

DXCC NEWS ---> "Congratulations to the  team  which  helped  to  reintroduce
Amateur Radio to Kosovo, and welcome back to the airwaves to  the  returning
Hams. As of this time Z60K, and/or any other Z6 station, will not count  for
any entity for DXCC awards purposes as they do not qualify  under  the  DXCC
rules. Any future change in  Kosovo's  DXCC  status  will  be  announced  by

+ SILENT KEYS + Michael Owen, VK3KI passed  away  on  22  September,  at  75
years of age. He was IARU Region 3 Chairman and President  of  the  Wireless
Institute of Australia (WIA), and he also  served  as  IARU  Vice  President
from 1989-1999.
Sid T. May, ET3SID, Chairman of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society  (EARS),
passed away on 25 September. An electrical  engineer,  Sid  established  the
first Ethiopian radio club in 1993. The club station ET3AA  was  enjoyed  by
many different elementary  schools  before  it  was  moved  to  its  current
location, the Institute of Technology at the  Addis  Ababa  University.  Sid
taught Amateur Radio licensing classes in Ethiopia for more than  15  years.
He administered RSGB and ARRL license exams sessions, and got more than  120
students pass the examination.
Thirty-nine-year-old Maj. Goran Savic, YT2A (YZ1SG)  lost  his  life  on  26
September, when a Serbian military aircraft on  a  training  flight  crashed
into a residential area northwest of Belgrade. If there were no  causalities
among the residents, it is because he made an effort not  to  hit  buildings
until the very last moment before ejecting.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  4J0SFR,  4L1MA,  4O7VB,  5T0JL,
9A205AN,  9A8VB,  9M2/R6AF/p  (AS-097),  9M4SLL  (AS-051),   9M6XRO,  9V1YC,
EA1CYK/P (AN-010),  FK8CP,  GS6PYE/p  (EU-108  ),  GW3LEW,  H44UD  (OC-149),
HB0/HB9AON,  HC5VF,  J68HZ,  J69MV,  J88CG,  JG8NQJ/JD1,    JY8VB,   KL2HD/p
(NA-039),  KP2/KZ5D,  MW0YVK,  OH0JV,  OH2DZ/p  (EU-096,   EU-097,   EU-126,
EU-184), OJ0R,  P4/WA2NHA,  P43A,  PJ2/DF8ZH,  R6AF/p  (EU-185),  SM/OH2DZ/p
(EU-139), ST2AR, SU9VB,  T88HK,  T8CC,  TA3J/0  (AS-099),  TF/OH2DZ,  TG9NX,
TJ3AY, TK/DL1RTL (EU-164), TX7M, V5/DJ2HD,  V85TL,  VK6LW,  VK9NMZ,  VU2PAI,
XE1ZW, XF1C (NA-165), YL2BJ, YW5PI (SA-048), Z38VB, ZA1TC, ZD7DL.


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