425 DX News issue #1125

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24 November 2012                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1125
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Jacques, F1BCS will be active as 3B8/F1BCS  from  Mauritius  Island
         (AF-049) from 27 November to 14  December.  He  will  operate  SSB,
         RTTY and PSK mainly on 20 and 15 metres. [TNX F8REF]
3W     - Once again Retu, OH4MDY will be active as XV2RZ from  Vietnam  from
         23 November to 10 December. He will be QRV on 20-6  metres  with  a
         focus on digital modes. QSL via home call, direct only.
5W     - A large team of  German  operators  (namely  DF1AL,  DJ9HX,  DJ9RR,
         DK1AX,  DK1MA,  DK3CG,  DK7AN,  DL2HWA,  DL2RNS,  DL3KMS,   DL4SVA,
         DL7VEE, DL9GFB, DL9MS and DM2AYO)  will  be  active  as  5W0M  from
         Savaii, Samoa (OC-097) on 4-18 April  2013.  They  will  have  four
         stations QRV on 80-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY plus 2m EME.  QSL  via
         DL4SVA, direct or bureau; QSL for EME QSOs  via  DL9MS.  Logsearch,
         OQRS for direct/bureau cards and further information can  be  found
         at http://5w0m.hkmann.de/
8Q     - Claudio, HB9OAU will be active as 8Q7AU from the Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 26 November to 11 December.  He  will  operate  SSB  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
9Y     - Gerd, DL7VOG (www.dl7vog.de)  is  currently  active  as  9Y4/DL7VOG
         from Tobago (SA-009) until 3 December. His preferred modes  are  CW
         and RTTY, and can operate on 160-6 metres. He will  participate  in
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
C6     - Gil, N2GG will be active holiday style as C6AGG from  Grand  Bahama
         (NA-080) on 1-13 December. He will  operate  SSB  and  some  CW  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via N2GG. [TNX The Daily DX]
CN     - Special callsign 5G12ITD will be  in  use  from  Morocco  until  16
         December for the United Nations' International Day  for  Tolerance.
         QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
F     -  Celebrating   the   French   scientific   research  vessel   Tara's
         expeditions, F8DVD and F8IJV will be  active  as  TM1TARA  on  8-10
         December. They will be QRV on 20-10  metres  SSB.  QSL  via  F8DVD,
         direct or bureau. [TNX F8DVD]
H40    - Sigi,  DK9FN  will  be  active  again  as  H40FN  (CW)  from  Nendo
         (OC-100), Temotu Province between 22 December and  7  January.  His
         target frequencies will be 1825, 3505, 7005, 14005,  18075,  21005,
         24905, 28005 and 52000 kHz. All  of  the  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau; the QSL route  for  direct  cards  is
         via HA8DD. Further information and operating tips (they  are  worth
         a reading) at qrz.com under H40FN.
HP     - Olli, OH0XX is active as HP1WW from the QTH of HP1XX  on  Contadora
         Island (NA-072), and will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest
         on 10 metres. Gunter, HP1XX will move permanently  to  Panama  City
         in early December, "so this is the last operation from his  house".
         QSL HP1WW via OH0XX. [TNX The Daily DX]
J6     - 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 St.  Lucia  (NA-108)  on  2-11
         December. There will be fixed operations from a villa and  portable
         operations from various points on the island  using  CW,  SSB,  and
         RTTY or PSK on 160-10 metres. The group  will  participate  in  the
         ARRL 10m Contest as J68UN. The  eight  operators  will  be  Everett
         J6/W6ABM, Robert J6/N7QT, Hugh  J6/W4VAB,  Bryan  J6/WB8ISG,  Scott
         J6/KA9P, Jerry J6/W5TDY, Budd W3FF (J68FF) and  Guy  N7UN  (J68UN).
         QSL via home calls, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX N7UN]
KH0    - OH6RX and OH7WV will participate in the CQ  WW  DX  CW  Contest  as
         AH0DX (QSL via WX8C) from Saipan (OC-086).  Time  permitting,  they
         might be QRV one day before and one day  after  the  contest.  [TNX
ON     - Special callsigns OR200HC (QSL via ON3AIM) and OP200HC (QSL  direct
         to ON2CYV) will be active on 1-31 December to celebrate  the  200th
         anniversary of the birth of Belgian writer Hendrik Conscience.
OX     - Graham, G4MFX is on a business trip  to  Aasiaat  Island  (NA-134),
         Greenland until 26 November. He plans to be QRV as OX/G4MFX in  his
         spare time, especially  on  24  November  around  21  UTC,  and  to
         operate QRP SSB on 17 and 20 metres. QSL via home call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DX World]
T6     - Mike,KI4MRH is active as T6MH from Afghanistan until October  2013.
         He operates SSB and digital modes  (PSK-31/PSK-63/JT-65)  on  80-10
         metres (not on 30m). QSL direct to W2GR. [TNX W2GR]
V4     - Andy, N2NT/V47NT has had to cancel his 19-26 November trip  to  St.
         Kitts [425DXN 1124] as "the road to the station is out and  no  way
         to get to the hill". [TNX NG3K]
VU     - Special callsign AU2JCB will be used by VU2DSI between 24  November
         and 10 December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist  and
         radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. Look for activity on  40,  20,
         15, 12 and 10 metres SSB, plus 6m FM on 51500 kHz.  QSL  direct  to
         VU2DSI. [TNX VU2DSI]
XT     - Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team  (www.i2ysb.com/idt)
         will be active from Burkina Faso on all bands  and  modes  for  two
         weeks in February-March 2013. Further information  is  expected  in
         due course. [TNX IK7JWY]
ZL9    - Announced frequencies for the ZL9HR expedition to  Campbell  Island
         (28 November-9 December) are:
         CW    1825 3528 7030 10125 14035 18080 21035 24905 28035 50107
         SSB   1840 3793 7185   -   14200 18145 21295 24965 28495 50145
         RTTY    -  3630 7035 10145 14090 18105 21090 24925 28090   -
         The team (9M6XRO, HA5AO, K3EL,  K5GS, KE4KY,  VE7DS, VK2IR,  VK3YP,
         W2LK  and ZL3CW)  is scheduled  to leave  on their  40-hour  voyage
         around 12 (local time) on 26 November. They  must  comply with  the
         conditions  of  the  landing  permit  issued  by  the  New  Zealand
         Department of Conservation. No antennas are allowed in or  near the
         water, and  the  team will have to  shuttle back and forth from the
         island as  no overnight  stays  are  allowed  (unless  the  weather
         prevents return to the boat). Information  about  antenna placement
         and propagation can be found  at www.campbell2012.com (click on the
         "Plans" tab).  During  the DXpedition  daily  traffic with the team
         will  be  handled by the designated Pilot  stations  (listed on the
         "Team"  page). Plans are to upload logs by satellite phone from the
         island to Club Log.  You will be able to  request your QSLs  one of
         four  ways: OQRS  Direct,  OQRS Bureau, via EB7DX  direct or bureau
         Logs will be uploaded to LoTW "shortly after the DXpedition".

CQ WW DX CW  CONTEST  --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (24-25 November):

ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY              QSL VIA
02     VE2EKA        SOAB LP      Canada               VA2WDQ
05     VC2T          SO           Canada               LoTW
05     WB4DNL/VP9    SO           Bermuda              WB4DNL
07     HP1WW         SOSB 10m     Panama               OH0XX
07     HQ2N          SOSB 10m     Honduras             EA5GL
07     HQ9R          SOSB 40m LP  Honduras             K5WW
07     TG9IDX        SOAB LP      Guatemala            DL5RMH
07     TI5A          SOAB         Costa Rica           TI5KD
07     YN2CC         SOAB LP      Nicaragua            AJ9C
08     8P9DF         SOAB LP      Barbados             WJ2O
08     C6AKQ                      Bahamas              N4BP
08     C6AQQ         SOAB LP      Bahamas              ND3F
08     C6ARU                      Bahamas              N4UM
08     C6AUM                      Bahamas              K4RUM
08     FS/K9EL                    St. Martin           K9EL
08     FS/K9NB                    St. Martin           K9NB
08     J34K          SOAB QRP     Grenada              LoTW
08     J75Z          SOAB LP      Dominica             K7ZZ
08     KP2M          M/S          Virgin Isls          AI4U
08     KP2MM         SO           Virgin Isls          LoTW
08     NP3X          SOSB 20m LP  Puerto Rico          NP3O
08     NP4Z          SO HP        Puerto Rico          N4AO
08     PJ7/VA3RA     SO           Sint Maarten         VE3IKV
08     R4WAA/HI7                  Dominican Rep.       R4WAA
08     T40C          M/S          Cuba                 N1KI
08     TO7A          SOAB         Martinique           UT5UGR
08     V26K          SOAB LP      Antigua              AA3B
08     VP2MMM        SO           Montserrat           W3HNK
08     VP2V/AA7V     M/S          British Virgin Isls  NR6M
08     VP5CW                      Turks & Caicos       W5CW
08     ZF1A          M/S          Cayman Isls          K6AM
09     9Y4/DL7VOG    SO           Trinidad & Tobago    DL7VOG
09     FY5FY         SOSB LP      French Guiana        FY5FY
09     FY5KE         SOSB HP      French Guiana        FY1FL
09     HK1AR         SOSB 10m     Colombia             RW6HS
09     HK1NA         M/M          Colombia             K6IPM
09     P40F          SOAB         Aruba                UA3DX
09     P40W          SOAB         Aruba                N2MM
09     P49Y                       Aruba                AE6Y
09     PJ2T          M/?          Curacao              W3HNK
09     PJ4A          M/?          Bonaire              K4BAI
09     PJ4D                       Bonaire              W3HNK
09     PZ5T          SOAB         Suriname             VE3DZ
10     HD2A          M/2          Ecuador              HD2A
11     ZP9MCE        SOSB 10m     Paraguay             EA5ZD
13     CW5W          SOAB HP      Uruguay              CW5W
13     CW90A         M/?          Uruguay              CX2ABC
13     CX2DK         SOSB 20m LP  Uruguay              EA5GL
13     CX3AL         SOSB 15m HP  Uruguay              CX3AL
13     CX5TR         SOSB 15m LP  Uruguay              EA5KB
13     CX7ACH        SOSB 10m LP  Uruguay              CX7ACH
13     CX7CO         SOSB 10m HP  Uruguay              WB3CDX
13     LS1D          M/S          Argentina            AC7DX
13     LT1F          M/S          Argentina            AC7DX
13     LU8YE         M/2          Argentina            LU8YE
14     4U1ITU                     ITU HQ               bureau
14     CR2X          SOAB HP      Azores               OH2BH
14     ED1R          M/2          Spain                EC1KR
14     EF7X          M/S          Spain                EA7GYS
14     F6KOP         M/M          France               F6KOP
14     GJ2A          SOAB HP      Jersey               qrz.com
14     GU4CHY        SOSB 10m     Guernsey             GU4CHY
14     GU4YOX        SOSB 15m HP  Guernsey             GU4YOX
14     LN8W          SOAB HP      Norway               LA9VDA
14     LX7I          M/S          Luxembourg           LX2A
14     MD2C                       Isle of Man          MD0CCE
14     MJ0ASP        SOAB         Jersey               MJ0ASP
14     MZ5B          SOSB 10m     Shetland             G3TXF
14     OP4K          M/S          Belgium              OP4K
14     OU2A          SOAB HP      Denmark              bureau
14     OY1CT         SO HP        Faroe Isls           OY1CT
14     OZ5E          M/M          Denmark              LotW
15     9H3PP         SOSB         Malta                HA5PP
15     9H3TX         M/2          Malta                DL5XAT
15     E7DX          M/S          Bosnia and Herzeg.   E77E
15     ES6Q          SOAB LP      Estonia              ES5RY
15     II1A          M/?          Italy                IK1SPR
15     II9P          M/S          Sicily               IT9CHU
15     IQ1TO         M/?          Italy                qrz.com
15     LY7A          M/M          Lithuania            LY2ZO
15     OE3K          SOAB         Austria              OE3DIA
15     OH0V          M/2          Aland Isls           OH6LI
15     OH0X          SOAB         Aland Isls           OH2TA
15     OH0Z          SOAB HP      Aland Isls           W0MM
15     OH8X          SOAB         Finland              OH2UA
15     UA2KW         SOSB 20m     Kaliningrad          qrz.com
15     Z6/S56A       SOAB LP      Kosovo               S56A
16     ER4A          SOAB HP      Moldova              LoTW
16     EU1AA         SOAB QRP     Belarus              W3HNK
16     RT7T          SOSB 10M     EU Russia            RY7G
17     EY8MM         SOSB 10m     Tajikistan           K1BV
19     RU0FM         M/2          AS Russia            RU0FM
20     J43J          SOSB 10m     Greece               DJ5JH
20     P3N           SOAB HP      Cyprus               RW3RN
20     TC2M          M/2          Turkey               LZ1NK
21     4K6FO         SOAB         Azerbaijan           4K6FO
21     T6LG          SOAB LP      Afghanistan          LZ1ZF
21     T6MO          SOAB LP      Afghanistan          K9GY
22     VU2PTT        SOAB HP      India                VU2PTT
24     BA7JS         SOSB 160m HP China                BA7JS
24     BY5CD         SOAB HP      China                BD4HF
26     3W2J          M/S          Vietnam              LoTW
26     E21YDP        SOAB LP      Thailand             E21YDP
26     HS4DDQ        SOSB 10m     Thailand             HS4DDQ
26     XU7AEO        SO           Cambodia             VK6LC
26     XV1X          SOSB 10m     Vietnam              RW6HS
27     AH0DX         M/2          Mariana Isls         WX8C
27     AH2R          M/S          Guam                 JH7QXJ
27     KG6DX         SOSB 10m HP  Guam                 KG6DX
27     KH2/JK2VOC    SOAB LP      Guam                 JK2VOC
27     NH2T          SOAB HP      Guam                 LoTW
27     T8NS          SOAB         Palau                TBA
27     V6A           SOAB         Micronesia           JA7HMZ
28     9M2/E21EIC    SOAB         West Malaysia        E21EIC
28     9M6NA         SOAB         East Malaysia        JE1JKL
28     YB0ECT        SOSB 10m LP  Indonesia            W2FB
29     VK6AA         SOAB LP      Australia            DK2BJ
29     VK8GM         SOAB HP      Australia            VK8GM
30     VK9/OG1M      SOSB 10m LP  Lord Howe            OH1VR
30     VK9/OH3X      SOSB 160m HP Lord Howe            OH3JR
31     KH7M          SOAB HP      Hawaii               qrz.com
31     V73AX         SO           Marshall Isls        WH0AI
32     TX1CW         SO           New Caledonia        LZ1JZ
32     ZM4T          M/M          New Zealand          ZL2AL
33     3V8BB         SOAB LP      Tunisia              LX1NO
33     CR3E          SOAB         Madeira Isl          W3HNK
33     CR3L          M/2          Madeira              DJ6QT
33     EA8CUU        SOSB         Canary Isls          OH6CS
33     ED9Z          M/S          Ceuta & Melilla      HA1AG
33     EF8S          SOSB 160m LP Canary Isls          OH2BYS
33     EF8X          SOAB         Canary Isls          W2GR
33     IH9R          SOSB 40m     African Italy        IZ1GAR
35     6V7V          M/S          Senegal              N1SNB
35     9G5XA         SOSB 10M     Ghana                G3SWH
35     C5A           M/M          The Gambia           OM2FY
35     D4C           M/?          Cape Verde           IZ4DPV
35     EL2A          M/M          Liberia              G3SXW
36     9J3A          SO LP        Zambia               S57S
36     D3AA          SOAB         Angola               UA1QV
36     ZD8W          SOAB         Ascension Isl        W6NV
37     5X1NH         SO           Uganda               G3RWF
37     5Z4EE         SOAB HP      Kenya                NV7E
38     7P8D          M/?          Lesotho              ZS2DL
38     ZS4TX         SOSB 15m     South Africa         LoTW
40     JW5E          M/S          Svalbard             JW5E
40     RI1FJ         SOSB 15m LP  Franz Josef Land     UA2FM
40     TF3CW         SOAB         Iceland              LX1NO
40     TF4X          M/2          Iceland              G3SWH

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2012.html - good  contest  to you all!

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

PT0S ---> The team was aiming to remain QRV for the CQWW contest,  but  they
were not permitted to stay during the weekend and PT0S  went  QRT  at  10.30
UTC on 23 November. "Most of our plans  went  out  the  window  the  day  we
landed", the team reported on the 20th. "We had to improvise because  things
have changed since our  July  survey  trip.  We  ended  up  with  a  totally
different basing, antenna and operating plan". Read  about  the  trials  and
tribulations the team had to endure at http://pt0s.com/.  Log  updates  were
very difficult to send. The latest, but not final update  on  Club  Log  (22
November at 08.45 UTC) includes 40922 QSOs (23649 CW, 15676 SSB, 1597  RTTY)
with 13116 unique calls. Logs are sent to LoTW at the same time as  they  go
to the online logsearch,  but  there  is  several  days  of  delay  at  ARRL
processing the files. The OQRS for both direct and bureau cards  is  now  up
and running on the DXpedition's website.

QSL 4L1AN  ---> As of 21 November, Buzz NI5DX, is the QSL manager  for  Joni
4L1AN. They will work on designing a card and getting it printed.  This  may
take up to 6 weeks. NI5DX will not be  able  to  answer  any  card  requests
prior to 21 November 2012. [TNX The Golist]

QSL ZL2HAM ---> Effective immediately, Buzz NI5DX, is the  QSL  manager  for
Rick ZL2HAM  (including  his  contest  callsigns  ZL1G  and  ZM1G).Rick  has
forwarded his past logs, so Buzz will be able to answer any  request  for  a
card. The QSL cards should be available to send out in about a  month.  [TNX
The Golist]

V26B ---> Team Antigua  is  saddened  to  announce  that  the  V26B  contest
station was totally destroyed by fire on 18 November. Luckily,  no  one  was
seriously hurt. The station Owner, Roy V21N, received minor injuries due  to
smoke inhalation but is OK now. As of now, the  future  of  the  station  is
uncertain. It may be possible to rebuild it,  as  the  antennas  and  towers
were not damaged. However the interior and all equipment,  tools  and  spare
parts were  totally  destroyed.  Pictures  of  the  fire  can  be  found  at
Also, Mike KA2AEV (QSL manager for V26B) reports that he has not "yet  begun
to answer any QSL requests that I have received".  He  does  not  anticipate
being able to do so for "maybe another two weeks"  because  of  his  current
work commitments ("Hurricane Sandy hit my area hard", he says, and  "I  work
for the local Power Company").

VP8SGK ---> Mike, GM0HCQ (VP8CMH/mm) was able  to  operate  as  VP8SGK  from
King Edward Point, South Georgia on 20 November, from about 17.30 UTC  until
about 19 UTC. He was QRV on 10, 17 and 20 metres SSB. QSL direct  to  GM0HCQ
(Mike  Gloistein,  27  Stormont  Way,  Scone,  Perthshire  PH2  6SP,  United

+ SILENT KEYS + Rod Newkirk, W9BRD/VA3ZBB passed away on  19  November.  The
editor of QST Magazine's "How's DX?"  column  from  1947  to  1978,  he  was
inducted into both the CQ DX Hall of Fame (1984) and the  CQ  Hall  of  Fame
(2002). He was credited with coining the term "Elmer" (meaning  someone  who
provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be hams)  back  in  1971.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  1A0C,  3A/G0VJG,  3D2C,  4L1MA,
5B/W2TAA, 5B4AII, 5C13IG, 5C13KD,  5C13YR,  5U5U,  5U6E,5U8NK,  6O3A,  7O6T,
8P6DR, 8Q7OE, 9M8DX, 9Y4D, 9Y4W, A5A, A71CV, BD1BYV, C4M, C50C, C5A,  CO2QU,
CY9M, D3AA, D64K, E21EJC,  E51AND  (OC-124),  EA6UN,  ER1LW,  EX8MLE,  EY0A,
FG5FR, IP1T  (EU-083),  J28AA,  J28NC,  J39BS,  JA1NLX/VK4  (OC-160),  JT1E,
P3N, PJ6/G4IUF, PJ7DX, RI1FJ, T6JC, T6JP,  T6LG,  T77C,  TF3W,  TK9R,  TO2D,


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