425 DX News issue #1145

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13 April 2013                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1145
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Bodo, DF8DX will be  active  from  Tanzania  on  20-28  April.  His
         tentative itinerary is as follows:
         20 April     5H1DX/3     Dar Es Salaam
         21 April     5H1DX/3     Bongoyo Island (AF-075), from 9 to 19 UTC
         22-26 April  5H1DX       Pemba Island (AF-063)
         26-28 April  5H1DX       Zanzibar (AF-032)
         He will operate mainly CW  on the IOTA  frequencies, with 100 watts
         and vertical antennas. QSL via DF8DX and LoTW.
5Z & 6O- Roger, LA4GHA is now active from  Kenya  (5Z4/LA4GHA)  and  Somalia
         (6O0LA) while on a work assignment for the  United  Nations  Office
         on Drugs and Crime. He is QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB  and  digital
         modes until December 2014. QSL via LA4GHA. [TNX LA4GHA]
6W     - Luc, F5RAV will be active again as 6V7T from Senegal from 26  April
         to 5 May. He will operate SSB and PSK and will participate  in  the
         Helvetia Contest (27-28 April). QSL via  home  call,  direct  only.
         [TNX F8REF]
9A     - Look for Pista 9A/HA5AUC, Ed 9A/HA5BWW  and  Karl  9A/HA7PC  to  be
         active from Rab Island (EU-136) on 21-27 April. They  will  operate
         mainly CW on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home calls,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV will be  active  as  A35JP  from  Tongatapu  (OC-049),
         Tonga on 5-22 May. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres  CW  and  SSB  in
         his spare time, typically during his evening-night hours, with  100
         watss and a GP. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         [TNX JA0RQV]
CT9    - Costantino, IW2NXD and  Antonio,  IK2ZJR  will  be  active  holiday
         style as CT9/IW2NXD and CT9/IK2ZJR from Madeira (AF-014)  on  12-20
         May. They will operate SSB, CW  and  PSK31.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         bureau preferred. [TNX IK2XDE]
DU     - Dindo, DV1UD was active as  DX8DX  from  Bongao,  Tawi  Tawi  group
         (OC-174) on 9-11 April.  The  operation  from  the  Turtle  Islands
         (OC-225)  is  now scheduled for 12/13-15 April. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS
         for direct and bureau cards at www.m0oxo.com)
F      - TM114M will  be  active  during  the  International  Marconi  Day's
         weekend to celebrate the 144th anniversary of  the  first  wireless
         transmissions across the Channel (27 March 1899).  QSL  via  F5JYD,
         direct or bureau. [TNX F5JYD]
FT5Z   - FT5ZM is the callsign issued to  the  Amsterdam  Island  DXpedition
         planned for January-February 2014 [425DXN  1144].  The  website  is
         now up and running at www.amsterdamdx.org
GJ     - Peter ON8ZZ, Frederik ON8ZL and  Frank  ON5NQ  will  be  active  as
         MJ/OT9Z from Jersey (EU-013) on 2-9 August. They will operate  SSB,
         CW and digital modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL  via  ON8ZL,
         direct or  bureau,  and LoTW.  Further information can be found  at
         www.dxpeditionchannelislands.weebly.com [TNX ON8ZL
JA     - Toku, JA6TNY will be active as JA6TNY/0 from  Awa  Island  (AS-117)
         from around 7 UTC on 20 April until around 3 UTC on  the  21st.  He
         will operate CW  and  SSB  on  160-10  metres,  with  planned  main
         activity on 20m. [TNX JN6RZM]
KH0    - Yutaka, JQ2GYU and his wife Miho, JJ2VLY will  be  active  as  NH0J
         from Tinian (OC-086) between 27 April  and  1  May.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB amd RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL  via  JJ2VLY,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Wim,  PA0WRS  will  be  active  as  PA0WRS/p  from  Ameland  Island
         (EU-038) on 19-26 April. QSL via  home  call,  direct  and  bureau.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PA     - Bob, PA5V  will  be  active  as  PA6IMD  on  19-22  April  for  the
         International Marconi Day, and as PA75FOC on 4-31 May to  celebrate
         the 75th  anniversary of FOC  (www.g4foc.org) [425DXN  1143].  [TNX
SU     - Sparky, RW3AH is now active as SU9AF from  Egypt.  His  license  in
         valid until 31 December, and is allowed to operate on 160, 40,  20,
         17, 15, 12 and 10 metres (80, 30 and 6 metres are  not  permitted).
         He runs 100 watts into a delta loop for 20 and 10m, and a  vertical
         for the other bands (no antenna  yet  for  160m).  QSL  via  UA3DX.
         Further information and logserach at http://www.cqdx.ru/su9af/
SV     - Francois, ON4LO will be active as SV3/ON4LO/p from the  Peloponnese
         from 15 April to 30 May. He plans to operate SSB  on  40-6  metres,
         with activity from various lighthouses. QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
SV     - Five members of the Sands Contest Group (namely Ian  G0VGS,  Barrie
         G1JYB, Stephany G1LAT, Bob G1OCK and Hughie G4UME) will operate  as
         SZ8S from the Aegean Radio  Association's  Radio  House  at  Zervou
         Point on Samos Island (EU-049) between 16 and 30 May. QSL for  this
         operation via G1LAT (direct) or M0SCG  (bureau),  plus  eQSL.  [TNX
UA     - RA9LR, UA9LAC, UA9LEW, UA9LP, UA9LT,  UB9LAG  and  UB9LBS  will  be
         active as RT9L/8 from Nature  Park  "Bazhovskiye  mesta"  on  17-21
         April. They will operate CW,  SSB  and  digital    modes  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via UA9LP (email requests for bureau cards can be  sent
         to ua9lp[@]mail.ru). [TNX UA9LP]
UA     - A large number of callsigns with R27, RA27, RT27 and  RU27  special
         prefixes will be active between 18 April and 17 July  to  celebrate
         the XXVII Summer Universiade (the World University Games  organized
         by the International University Sports Federation) to  be  held  in
         Kazan, Russia on 6-17 July.
V6     - Look for JA7HMZ  (V63DX)  and  JA7GYP  (V63T)  to  be  active  from
         Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 15-20 April. QSL  via  home  calls.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-6 metres. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) on 26-28 April. He  usually  operates  CW  only  on
         40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or   bureau.    [TNX
XE     - Celebrating World Amateur Radio Day  and  IARU's  88th  anniversary
         (18 April), the DXXE Group (www.dxxe.org) will be active  on  160-6
         metres and satellites as 4A8DMR on 18-21 April. QSL  via  N7RO  and
XW     - A multi-national multi-operator DXpedition to Vientiane,  Laos,  is
         being planned for  6-16  September.  Team  members  9M6DXX,  9V1YC,
         EA2TA, EA3NT, EA5KA, F4BKV, G3XTT and MM0NDX plan to  operate  five
         stations from 160m to 6m on CW, SSB and RTTY. A  website  is  being
         produced and will be  available  soon.  The  callsign  and  further
         details will be announced later. [TNX 9M6DXX]
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM and Teti, YB2TET expect  be  active  holiday  style  as
         YB3MM/2 and YB2TET/p from  Karimunjawa  (OC-186)  on  13-16  April.
         They plan to be QRV on 15 metres SSB between 10  and  23  UTC.  QSL
         via IZ8CCW.
YN     - Eric, K9GY will shut down his T6MO station on  28  April  and  then
         leave Afghanistan. On 22-28 May  he  will  operate  as  YN2GY  from
         Nicaragua, including a SOAB Low Power entry in the  CQ  WW  WPX  CW
         Contest. Outside the contest he will concentrate on 30, 17, 12  and
         hopefully 6 metres CW. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
ZS8    - On 10 April Carson, ZR6CWI (ZS8C) and David, ZS1BCE (ZS8Z)  [425DXN
         1140] left Cape Town for Marion Island (AF-021). They expect to  be
         QRV around mid-May, after  the  current  overwintering  team  heads
         back home. They will be QRV in their spare time, with  activity  on
         SSB and digital modes using "the commercial  broadband  HF  antenna
         at the base". QSL for both  via  ZS1HF.  More  information  can  be
         found  on  their  respective  qrz.com  sites.  Pierre,  ZS1HF  also
         reports that "Carson's girlfriend, Nadia,  and  the  team's  diesel
         mechanic, Marius"  will  take  their  Radio  Amateur's  Examination
         (RAE) while on the  island,  so  "there  will  eventually  be  four
         active hams on Marion Island during the next year".

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

CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The third edition of  the  CQ  Manchester  Mineira  DX
Contest, sponsored by the the Juiz de Fora CW Group (www.cwjf.com.br),  will
be held on 20-21 April. It is a continuation of the Manchester  Mineira  All
America CW Contest, initially limited to Brazil (1993-1996),  then  expanded
to South America (1997-2006), to the Americas  (2007-2010)  and  finally  to
the world (2011). It will run from 12  UTC  on  Saturday  through  23.59  on
Sunday, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Complete details  can  be  found
at www.cqmmdx.com [TNX PY4WAS] 

NEW IOTA CHECKPOINT ---> With effect from 1 May  2013  Tony  Ritchie,  G4VMX
will be stepping down as checkpoint for Scotland, Wales,  Northern  Ireland,
Channel Islands, Isle of Man and all British SWLs. He will  be  replaced  by
Bob Barden, MD0CCE who has agreed  to  take  over  responsibility  for  this
checkpoint area. Bob's address is correct  on  QRZ.com.  There  will  be  no
other change to UK checkpoints. [TNX G3KMA]

QSL T48K ---> Raul, CO8ZZ reports that DK1WI is no longer  the  QSL  manager
for T48K (he still manages all T48K operations from 1999 until  last  year's
CQ WW VHF Contest). The QSL route for contacts made during  the  CQ  WW  WPX
SSB Contest 2013 is via F5FYO, direct (Hugo O. Gomez, P.O. Box 50033,  33191
La Reole CEDEX, France) or bureau.

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).

+ SILENT KEYS + Hermann Sachse (5Z4RT), passed away  on  4  April.  "He  had
been in Kenya for  decades",  says  Ted  Alleyne,  5Z4NU,  Chairman  of  the
Amateur Radio Society of Kenya, "was a Life  Member  of  ARSK  and  ran  our
Sunday morning nets for many years as well as being involved  in  a  medical
net based in Germany".
- Nusret Abadzic E73N (ex T93N, YU4BN) passed away on 6 April after  a  long
illness at 82 years of age. For many years he was the IARU  liaison  officer
for ARABiH, Bosnia-Hercegovina's national amateur radio society.
- Alan R. Leith (VE1AL) passed away unexpectedly  on  11  April,  apparently
from a heart attack, at 66 years of age. Over the years  Al  edited  several
DX publications, and in 1988-89 he participated in  the  CY9DXX  and  CY0DXX
DXpeditions  to St.  Paul and Sable  islands. In paying  their tribute to "a
true gentleman in every sense  of the word",  the CY9M  team says that  last
year's expedition to St. Paul "would not have happened without Al's help and
- Mike Bazley, VK6HD passed away  on  12  April.  one  of  Australia's  most
successful DXers, he was the first station from Oceania to  obtain  DXCC  on
160 metres.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3D2MF,  3D2PT  (OC-121),  4L8A,
4S7NE, 4W0VB, 5N0NH, 5N7YZC,  5X8C,  5Z4/DL1QW,  6Y3M,  7O6T,  8Q7TB,  9U4U,
9X0NH,  A63HI  (AS-021),  BV1EL,  CE6WUW,  CT9/DL5AXX,  CW5X,  D2QR,  DU9AQQ
(OC-235), E51E, E51WL, ED5K (EU-093),  ED5RKB  (EU-093),  EU3DN,  EX/UA4WHX,
KH2/G3ZEM, KL7DX, L22D (SA-022), LX1HD, MI0MVP,  OF9X,  OH0RJ,  OJ0X,  OO7P,
PJ2T,  RA0R,  RI0K  (AS-061),  RI0K/p  (AS-092),  RI1FJ,   RV3EFH/0,  S21XV,
S5300TP, T6LG, T88TF,  TX0HF,  TZ6BB,  UK/UA4WHX  V25A,  V63ZM,  VP2V/KE2VB,


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