425 DX News issue #1141

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16 March 2013                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1141
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

8Q     - Noel, F6BGC will be active as 8Q7NC from the Maldives  (AS-013)  on
         19-29 March. He plans to operate holiday style on 40-6m  with  100w
         and a vertical, using mostly SSB with some  CW  and  RTTY.  Further
         information can be found at http://f8kcf.free.fr/. QSL  via  F6BGC,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX F6BGC]
A3     - Jacek, SP5EAQ will be active  as  A3EAQ  from  Tongatapu  (OC-049),
         Tonga from 26 March to 16 April. He will operate SSB only on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  Further  information
         and logsearch will be available  at  http://sp5drh.com/a3eaq/  [TNX
CE     - Jose, CE8DMT expects to be QRV from Navarino Island (SA-050) on  23
         and 24 March Look for him on 21277 kHz at 13.30-15.30  UTC  and  on
         28477 kHz at 16-17 UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
E5     - Andy, AB7FS (E51AND) is moving to Rarotonga  (OC-013),  South  Cook
         Islands. "If all goes as planned I should have a good gain  antenna
         system", he says, "and I may  try  for  Palmerston  (OC-124,  North
         Cooks) or possibly  Pukapuka  (OC-098,  North  Cooks)  in  July  or
         August,  this  time  with  better  preparation  and  hopefully    a
         Hexbeam". According to his  qrz.com  page,  after  15  April  cards
         should be sent to Andy Duncan, P.O.  Box  618,  Avarua,  Rarotonga,
         Cook Islands.
E6     - Alan, VK4WR (E6RQ) and Graeme, VK4FI (E6SG)  will  be  active  from
         Niue (OC-040) on 22-29  March.  Their  main  focus  will  be  on  6
         metres. QSL both calls via VK4FI. [TNX DX World]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI will be  active  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,  Ireland
         (EU-115) from 24 March to 3 April using an hybrid wind-solar  power
         system  (see  www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB)  from  his  caravan.  He  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest  as  EI1A.  QSL  for  both
         callsigns via bureau to ON4EI.
FH     - Hartwig, DL7BC (www.qslnet.de/dl7bc)  will  be  active  again  from
         Mayotte (AF-027) between 26 March and 12 April. Until  9  April  he
         will be QRV as TO7BC (including  an  entry  in  the  CQWW  WPX  SSB
         Contest), after that he might operate as  FH/DL7BC.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau.
GM     - The Camb-Hams (http://dx.camb-hams.com) will  be  active  again  as
         GS3PYE/p from the Isle of Mull  (EU-008)  on  10-16  May.  A  large
         group of operators will be QRV  with  five  stations  on  600  (472
         kHz)-10 metres, as well as on 6m, 4m, 2m EME  and  some  70cm.  QSL
         via M0VFC (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
H40    - Part of the H44G team was expected to go and operate as  H40T  from
         Temotu Province on 12-23  March  [425DXN  1139].  However,  several
         flights  to  Santa  Cruz  were  cancelled  due  to   bad    weather
         conditions, and they were able to get bookings for 16 March, to  be
         confirmed on the 15th.  As  some  operators  "are  bound  to  fixed
         return flight dates", the new H40T team will include DL4WK,  DL7DF,
         DL7UFR and SP3DOI. Check http://dl7df.com/h4/news.php for updates.
H44    - The June 2013 Solomon Islands IOTA Tour [425DXN  1140]  has  become
         "The 3C Project" (Connect, Communicate, Coordinate):  "as  a  group
         of skilled and passionate amateur radio operators", the  organizers
         say, "we wanted to do more than just  go  to  exotic  locations  to
         operate from. Our Mission is  to  actively  seek  a  dialogue  with
         islanders and discuss and record the needs of  the  villagers  that
         we meet. This will be an expedition with a  difference".  The  plan
         is to activate (in  order)  IOTA  groups  OC-149,  OC-168,  OC-047,
         OC-127 and OC-285 (Stewart Islands, new one for IOTA). Exact  dates
         and the callsign to  be  announced.  Read  more  on  the  project's
         website at http://h44iota.com/
HA     - Special station HG52FC is active on all bands and  modes  until  31
         May for the 52nd FIRAC congress to be held in  Galyateto  on  16-20
         May (details at  http://www.firac.de/html/congress_2013.html).  QSL
         via HA5BSW, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX HA0HW]
HC     - Once again Rick, NE8Z will be active as HC1MD from Ecuador from  21
         March to 11 April. He will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  40-10
         metres.  QSL  via  K8LJG.  Information  on  the HC/Ecuador and HC8/
         Galapagos  DX  Diplomas  at http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z.  [TNX
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT (www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) will be  active  as
         JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 28 April to 4  May.
         He will operate CW, SSB and  digital  modes  on  40-10  metres  and
         satellite. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI5RPT]
KH9    - K9W is the  callsign  issued  to  the  DXpedition  to  Wake  Island
         [425DXN 1140], which is anticipated taking place at  the  beginning
         of October. The actual  days  of  use  will  be  announced  in  due
         course. Val, NV9L and Col,  MM0NDX  will  be  the  Pilot  Stations.
         Bookmark www.wake2013.org  for  further  information  and  updates.
         [TNX W8GEX]
OZ     - Once again the OZ1RDP Scout team  (www.oz1rdp.de)  will  be  active
         from Romo Island (EU-125) on 17-21 May. They plan to  operate  SSB,
         BPSK31 and maybe some CW on 80, 40,  30,  20,  17,  15,  10  and  6
         metres. QSL via DL9BCP, direct or bureau. [TNX DL9BCP]
PA     - Celebrating his  70th  birthday,  Joop  Tijpens  (PD0RKA)  will  be
         active on the HF bands as PD70JT from 16 March to 13 April. All  of
         the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau,  LoTW  and
PA     - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will formally end her reign on  30
         April, and leave  monarchy  to  Crown-Prince  Willem-Alexander.  At
         least a couple of special stations are expected  to  be  active  to
         celebrate the event: PA200KING from 18 April  to  5  May  (QSL  via
         PD5ROB), and PC13KING, operated by Contest Club Apeldoorn  from  22
         April to 2 May (QSL via PA1DV). [TNX PA7CW]
S7     -  Nobby,  G0VJG  will  be  active  as  S79VJG  from  Mahe  (AF-024),
         Seychelles on 4-17  April.  He  will  operate  SSB  only  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via G4DFI.
T2     - Clive, GM3POI made it to Tuvalu on 12  March,  with  a  transceiver
         (100 watts) and wire antennas, but he has not been reported  active
         so far. After many trials and tribulations, the  other  three  T2GM
         team members (GM3YTS, GM0GAV  and  GM4FDM)  were  finally  able  to
         reach Fiji and retrieve their lost luggage. They are booked on  the
         16 March flight to Tuvalu, which is their last chance of  going  to
         T2. Check http://t2gm.org/ for updates.
T2     - Tim, NL8F will operate mainly SSB from Tuvalu (OC-015)  between  19
         March and 2 April. The callsign is not known, as he  will  have  to
         collect his license upon arrival. QSL via K8NA. [TNX DX World]
T2     - Ingolf DJ4LS, Rick DK8YY and Detlef DL3ALI will be active  as  T2YY
         (requested callsign) from Tuvalu from 23 March  to  4  April.  They
         plan to  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  80-10  metres  with  two
         stations. QSL via DH7WW. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA     - Once again the TC Special Wireless Activity  Team  (www.tcswat.org)
         will  be  active  as  TC18M  on  16-18  March  to  commemorate  the
         anniversary of the  naval  battle  of  18  March  1915  during  the
         Dardanelles  Campaign.  All  of  the  QSOs  will    be    confirmed
         automatically via the bureau.
V7     - Ted, JF1CCH will be active as V73TS from the  Marshall  Islands  on
         21-26 March. He will operate mainly CW on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - David, VE3VID is QRV in his spare time as VY0/VE3VID from  Igloolik
         Island (NA-174) until 29 March. He uses a 20m dipole on  RTTY,  but
         has plans to have a  multiband  antenna  when  he  returns  to  the
         island in September/October. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) from 28 March to 1 April. He  usually  operates  CW
         only on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
ZD8    - Mick,  G1EUZ  will  be  active  as  ZD8RAF  from  Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) on 18-22 March. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
ZK3    - Hans, DL6JGN and Guenter,  DL2AWG  will  be  active  as  ZK3N  from
         Nukunonu,  Tokelau  (OC-048)  from    25    April    to    8    May
         (www.tokelau2013.de). They will operate CW, SSB and  digital  modes
         on 80-10 metres. QSL via DL2AWG.

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

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

7O6T VIDEO --->  The  7O6T  DXpedition  video  is  now  available  for  free
download from two different sites. The  High  Definition  can  be  found  on
https://vimeo.com/61384528, while  the  Standard  Definition  video   is  on
www.intrepid-dx.com [TNX N6PSE]

CASS AWARD --->  Presented  annually,  the  Cass  Award  (www.cassaward.com)
[425DXN 1102] honours  the  wisdom  and  spirit  of  Cass  WA6AUD  (SK)  and
encourages DXPeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked with  a  $1000
prize  for  the  Single-Operator  DXpedition  that  works  the  most  unique
callsigns. The 2012 Cass Award has been  won  by  Rob  Chipperfield,  M0VFC:
"from the remote South Atlantic island of  Tristan  Da  Cunha  as  ZD9UW  in
October 2012, Rob worked 3362 unique stations  over  his  4-day  DXpedition,
demonstrating  an  outstanding  effort  to  log  as  many    individuals  as
possible". [TNX AA6YQ]

CLIPPERTON 2013 ---> TX5K started operations on 40m SSB around 06.15 UTC  on
2 March and went QRT at 00.00 utc on the 10th. The team  hit  the  100,000th
QSO mark around 12.15 UTC on 8 March, and finished with  a  grand  total  of
113,844 QSOs (60227 CW, 45030 SSB and 8587 Digi).

DX DINNER ---> David Patton, NN1N will be the featured speaker for the  28th
annual DX Dinner, sponsored by the Southwest Ohio DX   Association  (SWODXA)
and to be held in conjunction with the 2013 Dayton Hamvention on Friday,  17
May at the Dayton Marriott Hotel. Details can be found on the SWODXA  Events
website (www.swodxaevents.org) and updates will be sent  out  regularly  via
Twitter (@SWODXA). [TNX W8GEX]

HAM RADIO 2013 ---> The 38th International Exibition for  Radio  Amateurs  -
Europe's premiere gathering for amateur radio enthusiasts - will take  place
on  28-30  June  at  Friedrichshafen  (www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de).  As
usual, there will be a big flea market and commercial  exhibitors,  as  well
as many lectures and presentations. Ham Radio 2013  will  be  combined  with
the 64th Bodensee Convention organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club.

NORTH KOREA ---> Rick, K6VVA has posted Info Update #2 to the "P5 CW Only  &
IOTA AS-197 Project" [425DXN 1105 and 1106]  he  has  been  working  on  for
seven years now. "Recent 'circumstances'  in  P5  during  the  last  several
months have made this Project even more challenging, for  obvious  reasons",
he says, "Yet  a  new  alternative  route  to  potential  success  has  also
materialized, and I decided to unleash the full 'long term' plan, which  has
been to activate ALL of  the  four  P5  IOTA  Designators  (AS-195,  AS-196,
AS-197 and AS-198)".
Over the past 18 months, Rick has been part of  a  discussion  group  (N7NG,
G3SXW, ON4UN, ON4WW, W6SJ,  ST2AR/S53R  and  others  all  with  considerable
DXpedition and/or DX QTH operating experience) and spent "considerable  time
in analyzing and discussing  the  observed  cause  and  effect  relationship
between the  operating  'styles'  (and  errors)  of  many  major  DXpedition
operators,  which  always  result  in  the  same  predictable    anti-social
behaviors and chaos occurring in all pileups". Rick plans to produce  a  web
viewable video soon, "summarizing my perspective of the reality  of  things,
which will also be the basis for any P5 operations and  Pileup  Management".
Read the full release at www.k6vva.com/p5/p5infoupdates.html

QSL OX3XR ---> OZ3PZ  is  no  longer  the  QSL  manager  for  Peter,  OX3XR.
Effective 1 April, the new QSL route will be via  SWL  PA3249,  direct  only
(see qrz.com for details). You can also use the "Get a  Card  In  the  Mail"
service provided by eQSL.  Bureau  QSL  requests  will  go  unanswered,  but
electronic confirmations will still be available through LoTW and  eQSL.  As
for XP3A, neither direct nor bureau paper cards are available, and QSOs  are
confirmed only via LoTW and eQSL.

WAPC ---> The second Worked All Provinces of China (WAPC)  DX  Contest  will
be held on 20-21 April (from 6 UTC on the 20th to 05.59 UTC  on  the  21st),
on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB and CW. Complete details  can  be  found
on the Mulan  DX  Club's  website (www.mulandxc.org). Last year's event  saw
participating stations from  32  out  of  34  Chinese  provinces,  municipal
cities, autonomous regions and special administration regions. [TNX BA7JS]


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3D2C,  3D2ZY,  3V8BB,  3XDQZ/p
(AF-096, 2004)4A0MAYA, 4K12SONG, 5T0SP, 5U5U, 5U6E,  6W/M1KTA,  6Y3M,  7O6T,
7Z7AB (AS-190), 8R1AK, 9J2BO, 9M2RDX, A63HI (AS-021),  A71BO,  CO8WN,  EF8S,
(AS-159), TC0P  (AS-099),  TR8CA,  TZ6BB,  UK9AA,  V31JQ,  WA2YUN/KH9,  XF1F
(NA-124), XP1A, XU1A, YB8Y, ZB2FK, ZD7VC, ZL9HR.


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