425 DX News issue #1127

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08 December 2012                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1127
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5W     - Neither 5W0RK nor 5W0KR (as he had  announced),  but  5W0W  is  the
         actual callsign eventually issued to Ralph,  H44RK  [425DXN  1126].
         He will be QRV from  Apia,  Samoa  (OC-097)  until  3  March,  with
         activity on 20-10 metres SSB and digital modes. QSL via NR6M.
7P     - After being QRV for 20 months as 9J2RI, Chris, ZS6RI  will  operate
         as 7P8RI from Lesotho starting  around  17  December.  He  will  be
         active in his spare time on a 2-week-on/2-week off  work  schedule.
         See qrz.com for QSL details.
C6     - C6AEE is the new callsign issued on 4 December  to  Gil,  N2GG  for
         his current activity from Grand Bahama [425DXN 1125]. His  previous
         callsign (C6AGG), which he used during the first days,  was  issued
         in error by the Bahama authority. QSL via N2GG.
DU     - Max,  M0GHQ  will  be  active  again  as  DU9/M0GHQ  from  Mindanao
         (OC-130) between 8 December and about 18 January. He  will  operate
         holiday style on various bands and modes. He also plans  to  pay  a
         visit to Simon, DU9AQQ on Samal  Island  (OC-235)  "at  some  point
         during that period". [TNX The Daily DX]
FG     - Nicolas, FG4NO will move permanently to Terre-de-Haut, Les  Saintes
         (NA-114), Guadeloupe on 1 January. QSL direct  to  FG4NO's  qrz.com
         address (for requests from IARU Regions II and III) and F4AVX  (for
         requests from IARU Region  I);  bureau  cards  via  F4AVX  for  all
I      - Special callsign II1M will be  used  by  ARI  Chivasso  (IQ1GJ)  on
         14-16 December to celebrate the  110th  anniversary  of  the  first
         radio message to cross the Atlantic from  North  America.  QSL  via
         IQ1GJ , bureau preferred. [TNX IZ1DNG]
OA     - Martijn, PA3GFE will be active holiday style as  OA4/PA3GFE    from
         Peru from 20 December to 1 February 2013. He  will  operate  mainly
         CW and digital modes on 40-10 metres, hopefully also on  80  metres
         if he gets "the antenna resonant". QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
OH     - OH9SCL (QSL via OH9AB )and OF9X (QSL via  OH2BH)  will  be  QRV  in
         December from the heart of Santa Claus Land, in the Lapland  region
         of Finland. The OF9X station is expected to be  activated  for  the
         first  time  on  7-20  December.  Further  information,   including
         details on how to receive "a slick  Santa  Claus  certificate"  for
         contacting  both  OH9SCL   and    OF9X,    can    be    found    at
S7     - Werner,  DC8QT  will  be  active  as  S79QT  from   Mahe  (AF-024),
         Seychelles from 19 December to 7 January. He will  operate  holiday
         style on 40-10 metres SSB, RTTY and  PSK31.  QSL  via  DC8QT.  [TNX
UA_ant - Alex, RD1AV is a member of  the  summer  team  at  Vostok  Station,
         Antarctica, and will be active again in his spare  time  as  RI1ANC
         from 22 December to 7 February. QSL via RN1ON,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX RN1ON]
XE     - Members from Radioclub Cancun will  operate  as  4A0MAYA  on  19-23
         December to mark the start of a new cycle of the  Maya  Long  Count
         Calendar. They will be QRV on 40-6 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL
         via XE3RCC. Further information at http://www.4a0maya.info/
XV     - Heli, DD0VR and Bigi, DE3BWR will be active as XV0VR  from  Vietnam
         between 12 December and 4  January.  They  plan  to  visit  several
         places, including the islands of Cat Ba  (AS-132,  18-20  december)
         and Phu Quoc (AS-128, 30 December-2 January),  and  to  operate  CW
         and SSB on 20-10 metres. QSL via DD0VR, direct or bureau. [TNX  The
         Daily DX]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  November 2012  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

IOTA CHARGES ---> IOTA charges, most of which have remained unchanged  since
2007,  will  rise  on  1  January  2013.  The  full  list  can  be  seen  at
http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/directory/charges-en.pdf. The new fees will  be
applied automatically  through  the  charging  module  to  all  applications
received on or after 1 January.  The  RSGB  regrets  the  need  to  increase
charges  but  the  current  financial  climate  makes   this    unavoidable.
Applications/updates received before that date  will  attract  the  previous

IRON HAM CONTEST ---> Drawing inspiration from the Ironman Thriatlon  races,
the Araucaria DX Group introduces the WW Iron  Ham  Contest,  a  competition
that combines the main operating modes (Phone, CW and RTTY) into one  single
contest to be held on 29-30 December (from 12 UTC on Saturday through  11:59
UTC on Sunday). The  24-hour  contest  is  organized  to  have  8  hours  of
operation on each mode  in  periods  no  shorter  than  one  hour.  Complete
details can be found at www.araucariadx.com/ih/ [TNX PY5EG]

PT0S ---> A summary of the PT0S  DXpedition to St. Peter &  St.  Paul  Rocks
can be found at http://pt0s.com/PT0S_Summary.pdf

QSL NA-161 ---> All direct requests  for  the  17-19  August  activation  of
NA-161 (KL7XK/p, VA7AQ/NL5, VE7DP/WL9) have been mailed.  Please  note  that
some of the VA7AQ/NL5 cards have a typo-error: check your card  and  if  the
label reads VA7AQ/NL7, please contact Heinz by email. Provide your  complete
mailing address and and you will receive another  QSL.  Email  requests  for
bureau cards can be sent to va7aq[@]yahoo.ca and ve7dp[@]rac.ca. [TNX VE7DP]

QSL UA0QBA ---> Igor,  EW4DX  has  logs  and  blank  QSL  cards  for  UA0QBA
(Kotelny Island, AS-028). Logsearch  at  http://logbook.ew4dx.org/  and  QSL
direct   to   Igor   Artsyman,  P.O.Box 57,  230023  Grodno,  Belarus.  [TNX

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available    at     http://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).

ZL9HR ---> The  team  arrived  at  Campbell  Island  around  18  UTC  on  30
November, and came on the air  at  about  04.30  UTC  on  1  December  using
minimum equipment. The following day the full range of  masts  and  antennas
were installed. ZL9HR is expected to QRT on 9 December at 08.00  local  time
(19 UTC on 8 December). The decision is  based on the weather  forecast,  as
they need  to get favourable  conditions for the voyage back to New Zealand.
On 7 December at 02:43 UTC the logsearch  on  Club  Log included 35,607 QSOs
with 13,456 unique callsigns.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 2O12L, 3D2C, 3D2GC,  3D2ZY,  4J0K,
4S7LSG, 4S7NE, 4U1ITU, 4Z5OQ, 5C13SG, 5H1HS, 5H1HS/3, 5H2DK, 5H3CMG,  5T5BV,
5U5U, 5U6E, 6V1A, 6Y5WJ, 6Y9X, 7O6T, 7Q7BP, 7T50I/p (AF-097),  8P2K,  8R1AK,
9J2GR, 9K24P, 9K2GS, A5A, AP2IA, C4M, C50C, C5A, C5YK, CN8LL,  CP8MW,  CW5W,
D2QR, D3AA, D64K, DS5FNE, DS5USH,  E51AIU  (OC-083),  EA9IB,  EK6GC,  EK6YL,
EW6DX, EY0A, F4BKV/p (EU-105), F4BKV/p (EU-107), FM5WD, FR5ZL,  GD6IA,  GM0B
(EU-123),  H44RK,  HR9/WQ7R,  JA1NLX/VK4  (OC-160),  JG8NQJ/JD1,  KH8/JA2ZL,
NH0J, NP4A, ON30NOL,  PJ2/KD8DXU,  PJ2L,  PJ2T,  PJ4D,  PJ4W,  PJ7I,  PZ5RA,
XV29FM, XV9DT, XX9THX (AS-075), Z21BB, Z21GF, Z30U, Z81D, ZB2FK, ZL7A.


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