425 DX News issue #1136

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09 February 2013                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1136
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CO     - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Russian  Robinson  Club,  a
         large team of operators (namely CO2WF, CO6LC,  CO8ZZ,  N3QQ,  R3FA,
         RA3NAN, RK7A, RW3RN, RZ3EC, RZ3EM and UA3EDQ) will be  active  from
         three Cuban IOTA groups as follows:
         11-14 February  T48RRC  Moa Grande Island (NA-218)
         14-16 February  T47RRC  Coco Island (NA-086)
         16-18 February  T46RRC  Santa Maria (NA-204)
         They plan to be active on 160-10 metres  CW,  SSB and digital modes
         with three stations, and to  participate in the  ARRL DX CW Contest
         as T46T from Santa Maria Island. QSL via OQRS  (to be activated for
         both bureau and direct requests on http://cuba2013.ru/)  and  LoTW;
         traditional direct requests to Eugene Shelkanovtcev, P.O.  Box  70,
         Orel, 302028, Russia. [TNX RZ3EM]
FM     - Gildas, F6HMQ and Michel, F6GWV and will be active  as  TO22C  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 17 February to 3 March. They  plan  to  be
         QRV on all bands, with a focus on 160 metres. QSL via  F6HMQ.  [TNX
FM     - Valery, R5GA will be active as FM/R5GA from Martinique (NA-107)  on
         11-17 February, including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest  as
         TO5X. Outside the contest, he is likely to concentrate  on  30,  17
         and 12 metres. QSL via UA3DX and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
FO0_ci - The TX5K DXpedition to Clipperton Island [425DXN 1129] is  expected
         to start on 18 February, when the vessel "Shogun"  will  leave  San
         Diego, with planned QRV dates from 28 February  to  10  March.  The
         current list of operators  includes  DD2CW,  DJ2HD,  DJ5IW,  DJ7EO,
         DJ9RR, DL1MGB, DL3DXX, DL5CW, DL5LYM, F1NGP,  I5JHW,  KE3D,  KF4ZZ,
         KK6EK, N6XG, NP4IW, OZ1IKY,  SP5XVY,  US0VA,  US5WDX,  W7GJ,  WA6O,
         WJ2O and XE1L. There will be two operating sites, ten  complete  HF
         stations with verticals on the beach and one separate  station  for
         6 metres (including EME). TX5K will  use  an  advanced  version  of
         DXA, the satellite-linked system that displays  near-real-time  log
         data (it can be accessed from the home page below, or  directly  at
         www.dxa2.org). QSL via N2OO. The logs  will  be  uploaded  to  LoTW
         within  six  months  after  the  end  of  the  DXpedition.  Further
         information, including a link to the expedition blog where to  read
         and enter comments) can be found at www.tx5k.org.
HK     - Alain, F6BFH was active as HK0/F6BFH from San  Andres  (NA-033)  on
         5-8 February, and  is  now  active  with  the  same  callsign  from
         Providencia (NA-049) until the 11th.  On  13-15  February  he  will
         operate as HK1/F6BFH from Tierra Bomba (SA-040,  with  HK1/HK3JJH).
         QSL via home call, direct or  bureau  (email  requests  for  bureau
         cards to f6bfh[@]f6bfh.net). [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
HA     - Celebrating the 30th anniversary  of  club  station  HG1S,  special
         callsign HA30S will be in use until  the  end  of  the  year.  More
         information on qrz.com [TNX HA1DAE]
KG4    - The Guantanamo Bay ARC  station  suffered  extensive  damages  when
         hurricane Sandy hit  Cuba.  Ed  KN4KL/KG4KL  (16-23  February)  and
         Bill, W4WV/KG4WV (17 February-1 March) will be there  to  "get  all
         antennas fixed and the shack back  in  operating  condition".  They
         plan to be QRV "as time permits after repairs are  completed".  QSL
         via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ2    - Look for PJ2DX, PJ2/N0VD, PJ2/W9VA, PJ2/NP2L,  PJ2/K9KM,  PJ2/K9QVB
         and PJ2/W9NJY to be active  be  active  from  Curacao  (SA-099)  on
         13-20 February, including participation in the ARRL DX  CW  Contest
         as PJ2T. QSL PJ2DX via LoTW (or to Geoff  Howard,  P.O.  Box  1147,
         Coeur d'Alene ID 83816-1147, USA),  QSL  PJ2/N0VD  via  W3HNK,  QSL
         PJ2/W9NJY via WD9DZV, QSL PJ2T via  LoTW  (or  W3HNK),  others  via
         home call.
VP2M   - Will, AA4NC will be  active  as  VP2ME  from  Montserrat  on  13-20
         February, including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.  Outside
         the contest he will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and  on  30,  17  and  12
         metres. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
XV     - A team  from  the  Lufthansa  Amateur  Radio  Club  (namely  DD8ZX,
         DH6ICE, DH0RAK, DK7TF and DK8ZZ) will  be  active  as  XV2DLH  from
         Vietnam on 16-25 February. QSL via DK8ZZ and LoTW.
ZS8    - Contrary to the  previous announcement  [425DXN 1133], ZS1BCE  will
         not join the overwintering team on MarionIsland this year. However,
         Carson ZR6CWI  has been appointed  as the Space Weather Engineer at
         Marion  from  April 2013  to  May  2014.  He plans to be QRV on the
         amateur  radio  bands,  "at this stage  SSB only". No call sign has
         been  allocated  yet, but  his QSL manager  will  be ZS1HF. [TNX DX
ZS_ant - Adam, ZS7V is taking up the position of electronic engineer &  team
         leader  at  the  South  African  National  Antarctic   Expedition's
         station SANAE IV. He plans to be QRV (SSB only) in  late  February,
         and to remain at the base until February 2014. QSL via ZS1HF.

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

18TH IOTA DINNER ---> The 18th Annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner  will
be  held  on  Friday,  19  April  at  the  Visalia  Conference   Center,  in
conjunction  with  the 64th International DX Convention. Further information
on this event at www.dxconvention.com/pages/dinners-iota.html [TNX N6VR]

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  January  2013  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

AFGHANISTAN ---> Salvatore, IZ1BWB is  the  operator  of  the  Italian  Army
Alpine Brigade "Taurinense" station YA/IZ1CCK in Herat, Afghanistan. He  and
Stefano, I0KTE will be QRV on 10 February at 9 UTC on  21195  kHz.  QSL  via

HELP NEEDED ---> Antoine, 3D2AG plans to be active  again  as  3D2AG/p  from
Rotuma  in  late  March/April.  He  is  looking  for  spare  parts  for  his
"14-years-old ICOM 706-MKII, which is faulty (no TX).  If  anyone  can  help
please contact me, so that I can be operational  on  6m  from  Rotuma".  His
email address is on qrz.com

INTERNATIONAL  DX  CONVENTION  --->  The  9th  International  DX  Convention
organized by DX Italia will take place  on  28  April  at  the  Savoy  Beach
Hotel, Paestum (Salerno). Please visit www.dxitalia.it for full  details  on
the programme, or e-mail  iz8edj@gmail.com  for  further  information.  [TNX

QSL VIA G3SWH ---> Phil, G3SWH has been also been appointed as  QSL  manager
For  TF4M's  various   operations  as  follows:  4U/TF1MM, 4U1ET,  4X/TF1MM,
9A/TF1MM,  9A6MM,  OD5/TF1MM,  TF1MM,  TF1MM/4L,  TF1MM/YU1,  TF1PS, TF1PSN,
TF3MM,  TF4MM,  TF6MM, TF6PS,  TF7PS, VK8CW. There are  log searches for all
activities at www.g3swh.org.uk [TNX G3SWH]

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).

WRTC2014  JUDGING  COMMITTEE  --->  Te  judging  committee    that  will  be
responsible for certifying the results of the  2014  World  Radiosport  Team
Championship competition  will  be  formed  by  David  Sumner  (K1ZZ,  Chief
Judge), Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh (EY8MM), Don Field (G3XTT),  Dan  Street  (K1TO)
and Dick Norton (N6AA). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2NB       W7YAQ       CR2W        HB9CRV      OA6Q        OE3NHW
3D2OU       N7OU        CS2F        DK4VW       OH0R        OH2PM
3D2RX       W7YAQ       CT7/UA2K    DK4VW       OH0Z        W0MM
3G8JAM      CE1VIL      CV5K        CX2ABC      OH8X        OH2UA
3V8BB       LX1NO       CW90A       CX2ABC      OJ0H/mm     OH2BH
3Z51S       SP7SEW      CX4ACH      IK2DUW      OO7W        ON4AUP
4L1HD       DL8KAC      CX7CO       EA5GL       OU2I        OZ1BII
4L8A        K1BV        D44TIB      SM7GIB      P40LE       K2LE
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       DB100AWPB   DO6NIK      P49MR       VE3MR
4U1GSC      9A2AA       DU6/OE9MON  LZ1JZ       PF100ZOO    PA3FAW
5H1Z        F6AML       DU9AQQ      EA5GL       PJ2T        W3HNK
5R8XB       ON8XB       E7DX        E77E        PJ7MF       IZ1MHY
5V7JD       F8AEJ       EA8/G3XAQ   G3SWH       PT5T        K3IRV
5W0W        NR6M        EH3FCM      EA3HP       PY2ZEA      OH2MM
5X8C        F1NGP       EI13CLAN    EI6AL       PY7ZBK      HB9BEI
6Y3T        VE3DZ       EM70LL      UX4LL       R1943SO     RW3ZC
7P8US       N2DE        ES6TZ       YL2GN       RA4HKM/0    RW4HW
7P8ZM       JO1CRA      EU1AA       W3HNK       RI1FJ       UA2FM
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      EY8MM       K1BV        S01MZ       EA1BT
8P9DG       KB9AVO      FG/F6ARC    FE11DX      S79AN       EB7DX
8P9EA       K8EAB       FH4VOS      DL7BC       ST2UOK      EA7FTR
8P9FF       W3FF        FM1II       NI5DX       SU0ERA      SU1SK
8P9HF       W6HFP       G100C       M0OXO       TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
8P9RT       WG0AT       G5W         G3BJ        TM10AAW     F8DVD
8P9UN       N7UN        GM100RSGB   M0VFC       TM2T        F6KDF
8P9VG       KC4VG       HF5IPA      SQ9ITA      TM38O       F6ITD
8P9WZ       WZ1P        HG3IPA      HA3JB       TM39PVJ     F8GGZ
A52SV       JA2PSV      HG4F        HA4FF       TM55M       F0ESV
A62A        IZ8CLM      HG66MALEV   HG4I        TM850N      F4GFE
AM2CRB      EA2RY       HI0UD       ON4IQ       UP2L        UA9AB
AX5PAS      M0OXO       IO5SP       IW5EFX      UP4L        UN7LZ
AX6AA       DK2BJ       IP2ANT      IK2QPR      V31JQ       HR2J
BM0LF       BM2JCC      IR7WAP      IK7XNF      V31YN       DJ4KW
C4N         W3HNK       J38A        K4LTA       V51WH       DK2WH
C6AYL       W8GEX       J42T        SV7LOS      VK2ANT      VK2FR
C6AZZ       KQ8Z        J5UAP       HA3AUI      W7SW        W3HNK
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        J79SB       NI5DX       XU7TZG      ON7PP
CM2CCA      EA7TV       J88DR       G3TBK       YU15OTC     YU1Q
CN2JF       F6CTF       KH2RU/KP4   NP3O        Z81B        IZ0EGA
CN8IG       EA7FTR      KP2/KH0WJ   JS3LSQ      ZD8N        G3ZVW
CO2NO       HA3JB       LU7YS       EA7HBC      ZF2BJ       K0BJ
CO2WL       HA3JB       LY16W       LY5W        ZF2LC       W2SM
CO8WN       HA3JB       LZ13FDAY    LZ1YQ       ZF2TA       K8AQM
CQ7DOM      CT1ECT      LZ20TRC     LZ1YE       ZK3T        DJ2EH
CR2V        HB9CRV      LZ60RCP     LZ1JZ       ZW7REF      PR7ZAJ

DJ2EH    Dieter Hornburger, Grabengasse 7, 96185 Schoenbrunn, Germany
DK4VW    Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, 35041 Marburg, Germany
F1NGP    Yann Weber, 30 rue des Bleuets, 57070 Metz, France
FE11DX   Stephane Laigneau, 1 Residence Francois Foreau, 28110 Luce, France
HA3JB    Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, Koch R. u. 10/A 1/4, 8600, Hungary
IZ0EGA   Alessandro Colasanti, Via Pia Nalli 30, 00134 Roma RM, Italy
N7OU     William J Vanderheide, 333 NW 9th Ave Apt 913, Portland OR 97209,
W7YAQ    Bob Norino, P.O. Box 2188, Sisters OR 97759, USA


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