425 DX News issue #1137

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16 February 2013                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1137
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Jim, W8ERI will be active as  3D2ZF  from  Taveuni  (OC-016),  Fiji
         Islands on 17-23 February. He will operate  SSB  on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via W8ERI. [TNX The Daily DX]
3V     - Alfredo,  IK7JWX   and  several  other  operators  (I8LWL,  IK2DUW,
         IK6JRI, IK8GQY, IK8TEM,  IS0AGY,  IW2NLC,  KF5EYY,  3V8ESG,  3V8SA,
         3V8SF and 3V8ST) will be active on all bands  and  modes  as  TS8TI
         from Djerba Island (AF-083) between 29 April and  6  May.  QSL  via
         IK2DUW. [TNX IK7JWX]
A6     - Alex, SQ9UM will be active as A6/SQ9UM on 16-22 February.  He  will
         operate mainly CW and  RTTY,  with  some  SSB  and  PSK,  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
CE     - Manuel, CE2UNE will be active  as  XR2BH  from  the  lighthouse  at
         Caleta  Hornilla  (Puerto  Aldea)  on  20-24  February,   including
         participation in  the  South  American  Lighthouses  Weekend.  [TNX
CN     - EA5CP, EA5YU and EA9BLJ are active as 5C5T from  Morocco  until  18
         February, including a Multi-Single LP  entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest. QSL via EA5YU. [TNX NG3K]
CT9    - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR  and  Hardy,  DL3KWF  will  be  active  as
         CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) from 7 March  to  3
         April. They plan to operate mostly in CW and digital modes  with  a
         focus on 12,  17  and  30  metres.  QSL  via  home  calls.  E-.mail
         requests for bureau  cards  can  be  sent  to  dl3kwr[@]darc.de  or
         dl3kwf[@]darc.de respectively. [TNX DL3KWR]
CX     - A team from Radiogrupo Sur (www.radiogruposur.org) will  be  active
         on all bands and modes as CV5A  from  Flores  Island  (SA-030)  and
         lighthouse on 21-24 February. QSL via  CX2ABC,  direct  only.  [TNX
ES     - Celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Estonian Republic, a  large
         number of callsigns with special prefix ES95 will  be  active  from
         15 February to 3 March. Information on the relevant award  will  be
         published  on  the  Estonian  Radio  Amateurs    Union's    website
         (www.erau.ee). [TNX ES2TI]
F      - A team from the Lanester Amateur Radio Club (F6KPQ) will be  active
         on all bands and modes as TM2BI from Belle-Ile-en-Mer  (EU-048)  on
         24-31 July,  IOTA  Contest  included.  QSL  via  F6KPQ,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX F4FFZ]
FO_ci  - Announced frequencies for the TX5K DXpedition to Clipperton  Island
         [425DXN 1136] are:
         CW   1833  3523  7023  10103  14033  18083  21033  24903  28033
         SSB    -   3785  7185    -    14185  18165  21285  24975  28515
         RTTY   -     -     -   10137  14087  18097    -      -      -
         The team expects to arrive  at Clipperton  on 28 February.  It will
         take  at least  one day  to  land and get  the camp set  up, so QRV
         should not  be expected before  1 March.  Bookmark www.tx5k.org for
FR     - A group of FR operators will be active as TO1PF from  Piton  de  la
         Fournaise, a 2600m high volcano  on  Reunion  Island  (AF-016),  on
         23-24 February, 11-12 May and 3-4 August. QSL via FR1GZ.
H4     - Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active as H44KW from Guadalcanal
         (OC-047), Solomon Islands on 18-28  February  [425DXN  1117].  They
         will operate CW only on 80-10 metres: "please  make  only  one  QSO
         per band", they say. "Duplicate QSOs will not be  logged".  Subject
         to a reliable Internet connection, they  will  upload  the  log  to
         Clublog and  www.g3swh.org.uk  on  a  daily  basis.  Otherwise  the
         complete log will be uploaded after the expedition. QSL via  G3SWH,
         direct or bureau (OQRS for both direct and bureau cards  on  Phil's
         website). The log will be uploaded to  LoTW  as  soon  as  possible
         after they return home. [TNX G3SWH]
HL     - Rocky, HL1VAU is staying on Kanghwa Island (AS-105) until  the  end
         of February. He is on a business trip and will operate  on  the  HF
         bands mainly CW as HL1VAU/2. QSL via home call. [TNX HL1VAU]
IS0    - Special stations II0IDP from Cagliari (EU-024, QSL via IS0IGV)  and
         II0ICH  from  La  Maddalena  (EU-041,  QSL  via  IM0QMA)  -    both
         representing former coast radio stations  of  the  Italian  Navy  -
         will be active on 2-17 March  for  the  7th  Italian  Navy  Coastal
         Radio Stations Award (www.assoradiomarinai.it). [TNX IS0IGV]
J8     - Mike, VA3MW will be active as J8/VA3MW from the  island  of  Bequia
         (NA-025) on 15-19 February. He  plans  to  be  QRV  on  20  and  15
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
PA     - Look for  Marcel,  PD5MVH/p  to  be  active  from  Vlieland  Island
         (EU-038) on 2-16 March. He will  operate  SSB  on  40,  20  and  10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PD5MVH]
PJ4    - Kazik, SP6AXW and Janusz, SP9FIH will be active on 160-6 metres  as
         PJ4/SP6AXW and PJ4/SP9FIH from Bonaire (SA-006) on 8-20 April.  QSL
         via  SP9FIH.  Logsearch  and  further information  can be found  on
         www.pj4-dxpedition.com [TNX SP9FIH]
PY     - Marcelo, PY2FN will be active as PY2FN/p  from  the  lighthouse  at
         Ponta da Sela on Sao Sebastiao Island (SA-028) on  22-25  February.
         He plans to operate CW only on 40-6 metres and  to  participate  in
         the South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via home  call,  direct
         or bureau.
V3     - Lee, N8LJ will be active as V31LJ from Placencia,  Belize  from  27
         February to 6 March. QSL via K8ESQ and LoTW.
V3     - Hernan V31HU, Ismael V31NV (XE1AY) and Enrique V32EE  (XE2AA)  will
         be active from Twin Cayes, South  Water  Cay  (NA-180),  Belize  on
         6-12 April. They plan to operate on the HF bands and 6 metres.  QSL
         via IT9EJW.
V4     - Once  again  John, W5JON will  be  active  as  V47JA from St. Kitts
         (NA-104)from 20 February to 21 March.  He will operate SSB on  80-6
         metres, and will  participate  in the ARRL DX SSB  Contest. QSL via
         W5JON and LoTW. [TNX W5JON]
V6     - Mike, WB7DXA will be active as V63DXA from  Micronesia  between  21
         February and 21 March. He plans to  operate  from  Kosrae  (OC-059)
         "for about a week", then hopefully from IOTA  group  OC-226  (Mokil
         and Pingelap Atolls, "but it all depends on WX and other  factors")
         and finally from Pohnpei (OC-010). Main activity is expected on  20
         metres SSB, possibly with some CW. QSL via home  call,  direct  and
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP2M   - Jack, KB8RJ (VP2MRS) and Crissie, WD8KUR (VP2MUR)  will  be  active
         from Montserrat (NA-103) from 20 February to 14  March.  They  will
         operate holiday style on 80-10 metres, mainly SSB with some  PSK31.
         QSL via KB8RJ.
W      - Members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate as K6PV/6  from  Santa
         Catalina Island (NA-066) on 20-24 February. They plan  to  run  two
         stations on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres,  possibily  also  on
         17, 12 and 6 metres. Main activity will be on SSB,  but  they  will
         be able to work CW, RTYY and PSK31 as  well.  QSL  via  K6PV.  [TNX
XE     - Ismael XE1AY, Benjamin XE1AU,  Armando  XE1CIC  and  Enrique  XE2AA
         will be active as XF2E from  Isla  de  Venados  (NA-171)  on  21-26
         April. They will be QRV on the HF  bands  and  6  metres.  QSL  via
XT     - JA3VWT  (XT2VWT),  JH3AEF  (XT2AEF),  JA3IVU  (XT2IVU)  and  JA1CJA
         (XT2CJA) will be active from Burkina Faso from  22  February  to  2
         March. They will  operate  SSB,  CW  and  digital  modes  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB     - Ucok YB6AR, Adhi YB3MM, Budi YF1AR and Evendi YC6EI will be  active
         as YE6A from Rondo Island (OC-245) on 9-17 March. QSL  via  IZ8CCW.
         They have a website at www.mdxc.org/oc-245/
YO     - Special  event   callsign  YO2013EYOWF  will  be  active  on  15-24
         February for the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival to be  held
         in Brasov, Romania. Expect activity on 80-10  metres  SSB,  CW  and
         digital modes. QSL via YO6MP. Information  on  the  relevant  award
         can be found at www.qrz.com/db/YO2013EYOWF
Z8     - Ken, K4ZW will be active again as Z81Z from Juba, South Sudan  from
         25 February to 6 March. He plans to be QRV  on  the  low  bands  as
         time permits. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

3D2C ---> The International DX Association has been given  the  first  video
of the Conway Reef DXpedition (3D2C) from September  2012.  This  25  minute
video is on the INDEXA web  site  (www.indexa.org)  and  can  be  viewed  by
clicking on the "DXpedition Videos" tab. [TNX K4MQG]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the 10th Antarctic Activity Week will be held from 18 to  24  February.
The aim of this annual  event  is  to  promote  worldwide  interest  in  the
Antarctic continent. Special callsigns  (QSL  via  operator's  instructions)
are expected  to  be  aired  during  this  year's  AAW  from  the  following
Australia        VK2ANT
Bulgaria         LZ10ANT
Canada           VA3WAP, VA7AAW
France           TM10AAW, TM10WAP
India            AT3ANT
Italy            II2ANT, II5ANT, IO5ANT, IO5SP, IP2ANT, IP8AAW, IR0WAP,
                 IR1ANT, IR1SP, IR7WAP
Poland           HF0A
Romania          YQ0ANT, YQ8ANT
Spain            AO1ICE, AO4HAG, AO7WAP, EG1WAA
Switzerland      HB9ICE
The Netherlands  PA6ANT, PF13ANT
USA              K0ANT, K4A, K4K, N6A
Complete information on the AAW can be found at www.waponline.it

CO8DM & LOTW ---> Doug, CO8DM is converting his paper logs  into  electronic
format and uploads them to LoTW. This is an error-prone exercise, so if  you
cannot find a match on LoTW, please email your QSO data to Doug for  him  to
correct any error. [TNX CO8DM]

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit: 
5X8C (Uganda, current operation), T6BP  (Afghanistan,  operation  commencing
in 2011), T6TJ (Afghanistan, operation commencing in 2012),  Z81A  and  Z81D
(Republic of South Sudan, current operations commencing in 2012).

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the period  October  2012/January
2013 have provided acceptable validation  and  are  therefore  approved  for
IOTA credit: RA4HKM/0 (AS-025), C6AVA (NA-048 & NA-054),  YB4IR/5  (OC-075),
L22D (SA-022) and LU6W (SA-096). SA-096 is now confirmed  as  a  valid  IOTA
group. [TNX G3KMA]

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The fifth South American  Lighthouses  Weekend  will
be held on 22-24 February. Details, including  a  listing  of  partecipating
stations, can be found at www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros2013/index.htm

QSL VIA F5OZC ---> Alain, F5OZC   has  logs  and  cards  for  the  following
operations by F8DQZ: 3XD02 & 3XD02/p (AF-051, April 2003), J5UAT  &  J5UAT/p
(AF-020, April-May 2003), 3XDQZ/p (April 2004, the first  and  so  far  only
operation from IOTA group AF-096) and F8DQZ/p  (EU-105,  August  2004).  QSL
direct only to Alain Rebondy, 4 rue  des  Violettes,  49260  Breze,  France.


QSLs received direct or  through managers: 1A0C,  2O12L, 3C0C,  3D2C,  3W2J,
4S7KM, 4S7NE, 5T0SP, 5T5BV, 5U5U, 5W1SA, 5Z4/DL7UCX, 6W7/N1SNB, 6Y5IC, 7O6T,
7P8D,  7P8JA,  7W50I,  7Y50I, 7Z1SJ, 8P6SH,  9J2BO, 9M2/JA1PVI,  9M6/JA4DND,
9M6YBG, 9N7MD, 9Y4/DL8DYL, 9Y4/DL9DRA, A92GR, AH0/N0AT, AH0KT, BV7GC, C31CT,
C50C, C5A,  C6AVA, CP4BT,  CP6XE, D64K,  DS3HWS, EK6TA,  ES9C, ET3AA, FM5BH,
FR4NT,  H40FN,  H44MS,  HH2/9A7GAE, HK3C,  HV0A, IS0/K7QB,  J28NC,  J6/N7QT,
OJ0R, OX3LX,  P29VCX (OC-025, OC-103,  OC-135, OC-240), PJ4LS,  PJ5J, PZ5RA,
RI0FM (AS-149), RI1FJA, T30PY, T77NM, T88CP,  T8CW, TC0KLH (AS-159),  TG9NX,
TI8AA , TJ3AY, TK5MH, TY2BP, UA0QBA (AS-028), V26E, V26HS, V5/DL3DXX, V63XG,
YN2AA, Z21BB, Z81D, Z81Z, ZD9UW.


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