425 DX News issue #1153

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08 June 2013                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1153
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5R     - Flavio, IW2NEF will be active as 5R8NE  from  Nosy-Be  (AF-057)  on
         16-30 July. He will operate holiday  style  on  40-10  metres  SSB,
         IOTA Contest included. QSL via IK2DUW. [TNX IZ2DPX]
9A     - Sergio, IZ3NXC will be active as 9A8NXC from  Rab  Island  (EU-136)
         on 8-10 June. QSL via IK3GES.
A2     - Roger, ZS6RJ will be active as A25RJ from Botswana on  15-19  June.
         He will operate CW and RTTY on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via  ZS6RJ  and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
A5     - Once again Yuki, JH1NBN will be active as A52W from Bhutan on  9-19
         June. This is a business trip, and he will  be  QRV  in  his  spare
         time with 100 watts and a wire antenna,  mostly  on  SSB.  QSL  via
         home call (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
EI     - Michael EI3KG, Sean EI4GK, Adam EI5JQ, Robert  EI6KD,  Oleg  EI7KD,
         Dave EI9FBB, Arek EI9KC, Jacek M0PLX, Waldi SP7IDX,  Mietek  SP9NWN
         and Christopher SQ7NNM will be  active  as  EJ0PL  from  Inishmore,
         Aran Islands (EU-006) on 23-29 July, IOTA  Contest  included.  They
         plan to be QRV with three stations  on  80-6  metres  CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via EI5JQ, direct or bureau. [TNX SP7IDX
F      - Once again (for the 62nd year) the  Association  des  Radioamateurs
         de la Sarthe will operate a special event station for the 24  Hours
         of Le Mans. Look for TM24H on 10-23 June, with activity on SSB,  CW
         and digital modes. QSL via F6KFI. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Amateur Radio Club  F6KAP  will  be  active  as  TM350FDR  from  La
         Rochelle on 15-16  June.  The  suffix  stands  for  Filles  Du  Roy
         (King's Daughters), and  refers  to  the  young  French  women  who
         immigrated to New France as part of a program  sponsored  by  Louis
         XIV to boost Canada's population. The first group of 36 women  left
         France 350 years ago. [TNX F8REF]
H4    -  Greg,  VK1AI   is   once  again  active   as  H44PA  from  Honiara,
         Guadalcanal Island (OC-047) until 30 June. He likes CW and  digital
         modes, with some occasional SSB.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DX World]
H4     - The H44IOTA activity from the Russel Islands  (OC-168),  which  was
         planned to start on 6  June,  has  been  delayed.  Heavy  seas  are
         delaying the team's voyage, and on 7 June they said  to  expect  to
         reach their destination "in two days".  This  delay  is  likely  to
         affect also their plans for OC-158, originally scheduled for  10-13
         June. QSL via NR6M.
I      - Alex IK8YFU, Domenico IW8RAO and Salvatore IZ8CZR  will  be  active
         as II8LH from the lighthouse at  Capo  Vaticano  (WAIL  CL-005  and
         ARLHS ITA-047) on  8  June.  QSL  via  HB9FHZ  (bureau)  or  IK8YFU
         (direct), plus LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX Coffee]
I      - Weather permitting, IT9BWD,  IT9BWW,  IT9CVO  and  IT9HBS  will  be
         active from Isola dei Porri (EU-166) on 15 June. [TNX IT9HBS]
I      - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Project  DX  Team,  special
         callsign IB2PDT will be active from 21 June to  7  July  and  again
         from 20 September to 6 October.  QSL  via  bureau  to  IQ2LZ.  [TNX
I      - I8LWL, IK6JRI, IK7JWX,  IT9DFI  and  IZ8LFI  will  be  active  from
         Ustica Island (EU-051) on 24-29 July, including  an  entry  in  the
         IOTA  Contest  as  IE9/IK6JRI.  Outside  the  contest  they    will
         concentrate on 30, 17, 12 and 6 metres (WWL  JM68oq),  and  digital
         modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IK7JWX]
JA     - Ted, JF1CCH will operate mainly CW as JF1CCH/1 from Hachijo  Island
         (AS-043) on 14-17 June. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be  active  as  JA8COE/8  from  Yagishiri  Island
         (AS-147) on 20-24 June (weather  permitting)  and  again  on  25-29
         July for the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
JW     - Svein, LA9JKA will be active as JW9JKA from Bear  Island  (EU-027),
         Svalbard for six months (from mid-June to  mid-December).  QSL  via
         home call (direct). [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Look for KG4RX (QSL via K4RX), KG4TO  (QSL  via  AC4TO)  and  KG4AS
         (QSL via N4SIA) to be active from Guantanamo  Bay  on  22-29  June.
         They will operate CW on 6 metres and on the HF bands. QSL via  home
         calls. [TNX NG3K]
KH0    - Tony, JA6CNL will be active as KH0N from  Saipan (OC-086) on  13-17
         June. He will operate on the HF bands  and will participate in  the
         All Asian DX CW Contest. QSL via JA6CNL. Complete contest rules are
         on www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/2013AA_rule.htm.
         [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
LY     - Heiko DG1BHA, Fred  DH5FS,  Olli  DH8BQA,  Oliver  DL1EJA  and  Uwe
         DL3BQA will be active as LY44WFF  from  Klaipeda  and  the  Nemunas
         Delta Regional  Park  on  12-18  June.  They  will  put  a  special
         emphasis on 6 (look for them around 50183 kHz SSB  and  CW)  and  2
         metres, but will also be QRV on the HF bands "around the usual  WFF
         frequencies". QSL via DH8BQA.
PY     - Special event call PS2013CCB will be in use on  15-30  June  during
         the 9th FIFA Confederations Cup football (soccer) tournament.  Look
         for activity on 40-10 metres SSB, CW and  digital  modes.  QSL  via
         PS7AB (bureau only), LOTW  and  eQSL.  Email  requests  for  bureau
         cards can be sent to ps7ab[@]yahoo.com. [TNX PS7AB]
SM     - Lars, SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island  (EU-137)  on
         10-17 June. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SP     - Back in 1338 the town of Blonie  received  city  rights  under  the
         Magdeburg Law. To commemorate that event,  special  station  SN675B
         is active until 30 June. QSL via bureau to SP5KOG. [TNX SP5CGN]
T33    - Announced QRV dates  for  the  T33A  DXpedition  to  Banaba  Island
         (OC-018) [425DXN 1143] are 5-18 November. The large  multi-national
         team (AA4FL, AD6E, DJ5IW,  DK1II,  DL5EBE,  DL6KVA,  HA0NAR,  K3VN,
         KD6XH, N1EMC, N6HC, N6HD, N9NS, VK3FY, W2IJ, W6KK, WA1F,  WA1S  and
         WA6FGV) will have six stations at two sites operating CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via W2IJ  (OQRS  on  Clublog).  Bookmark
         www.t33a.com for further information and updates.
TN     - Arie PA3A, Ad PA8AD, Angelina  PA8AN  and  Marian  PD1AEG  will  be
         active as TN5MS from Pointe Noire, Republic of the  Congo  from  28
         September to 11 October. They plan to operate on 160-10 metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY, using three stations with amplifers and several  beam
         and vertical antennas. The team  will  provide  support  and  raise
         funds for a Mercy Ships Charity Project. QSL via PA3AWW, direct  or
         bureau. The log will  be  uploaded  to  LoTW  6  months  after  the
         operation. An OQRS for  direct  cards  will  be  available  on  the
         expedition's website. Further information on  the  project  can  be
         found at www.tn5ms.nl
TU     - Dim, F5SWB will be active as TU5DF from  Cote  d'Ivoire  from  late
         June until the end of October. He  will  operate  mainly  CW,  with
         some SSB and PSK31 on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct  only.
         Logsearch on Clublog.
UA     - Look for  Victor,  UA1OEJ/p  to  be  active  from  the  Solovetskiy
         Islands (EU-066) until 13 June. He operates CW, SSB, PSK  and  RTTY
         on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX UA1OIW]
UA    -  R290PM   is   active   throughout  June  to  celebrate  the  290th
         anniversary of the city of Perm (European Russia, CQ Zone  17).  On
         12 June  a  number  of  special  stations  with  callsigns  in  the
         R290FA-R290FZ series will  be  QRV  from  all  of  the  seven  city
         districts.  QSL  via  operators'  instructions.  Details  on    the
         relevant award can be found on http://qrz-e.ru/forum/38-1611-1 [TNX
UN    -  Members   of   the   Kazakhstan  Traveling  Radio  Amateurs   Group
         (http://un-dx-news.ucoz.com) will be active as  UP44WFF  from  Peak
         Amangeldy in the Zailiysky mountain range on 7-8  June.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL  via  UN6QC,
         direct and bureau, and LoTW.
UR     - Look for EM5F to be active from Ochakovskiy Island (EU-182) on  7-9
         June.  QSL  via  UR5FAV  (email  address    for    bureau    cards:
         orionua[@]orion.od.ua) and LoTW.
V3     - Jim, W8ERI  will be active as V31ZF from  Ambergris  Caye  (NA-073)
         on 12-19 June. He will operate holiday style on 80-10  metres  SSB.
         QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP2V   - Dave, W9DR will be active on 6 metres as  VP2V/W9DR  from  Anegada,
         British Virgin Islands (FK78tr) on 14-28 June. He will operate  SSB
         on 50115 kHz SSB and CW on 50115,6  kHz  (where  he  will  also  be
         running a beacon). QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Look for Nathan, N4YDU   to  be  active  as  from  Ocracoke  Island
         (NA-067) on 25-28 July.  He  will  operate  SSB  and  CW  on  80-10
         metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest as  W4O.  QSL  via
         N4YDU (direct only). [TNX NG3K]
YB     - A team of operators will be active  as  YE0EDAM  from  Damar  Besar
         Island  (formerly  known  as  Edam),  one  of  the  Seribu  Islands
         (OC-177), on 27-30 June. QSL direct to YB0JZS. Further  information
         can be found at http://ye0edam.blogspot.com
ZP     - Radio Club Paraguay Filial  Itapua  (ZP9EE)  will  operate  special
         station ZP99E from the Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad  de
         Parana and  Jesus  de  Tavarangue  (UNESCO  World  Heritage  Sites)
         between 12 June and 21 July. Look for activity on 40,  30,  20,  15
         and 10 metres SSB, CW and some PSK31. QSL via EA5ZD.

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

DXCC NEWS ---> VU7KV (Lakshadweep Islands, May 2013) has been  approved  for
DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

GALILEO SPECIAL EVENT  --->  Detailed  information  on  the  European  Space
Agency's Amateur Radio 2013 Galileo Special Event, running through  2013  to
"celebrate the achievements of the Galileo  satellite  navigation  project",
can  be  found  at  https://sites.google.com/site/hamradiogalileo/home.  The
second activity period will be on 14-23 June, with  expected  operations  by
PI9ESA and II0ESA. QSLling instructions can be found on  the  website.  [TNX

NA-181 POSTPONED ---> Klaus, VE7KDU and Frank, VE7DP were expeted to be  QRV
from Barnard Island  (NA-181)  on  7-9  June  Howeve,  "the  latest  weather
forecast for northern B.C. coastal  areas  is  indicating  several  days  of
gale-force winds", so the activation  has  been  postponed  "until  a  later
date". [TNX VE7DP]

OC-285 ---> Nando, IT9YRE (H44S) and Mike, K9AJ  (H44AJ)  were  active  from
Sikaiana Atoll (OC-285, new one for IOTA) on 4-6 June and  made  5945  QSOs.
QSL  via  home   calls.    A    log    search    will    be    available  at

RA9ODD/0 ---> UA9OBA reports that owing to plenty of heavy ice  in  the  Sea
of Okhotsk, the M/V 'Spirit  of  Enderby'  is  delayed  and  her  course  is
changing. The stop at Iony Island (AS-069) [425DXN 1152] is postponed  until
10 June. The ship locator is on www.heritage-expeditions.com

QSL 4U1ITU, 4U1UN & 4U1WRC ---> Get your missing QSLs for QSOs with  4U1ITU,
4U1UN and 4U1WRC (2012) at the Swiss DX Foundation's booth at Hamradio  2013
(Friedrichshafen) on 28-30 June. Additionally you can  also  get  QSL  cards
for 3B9SP, 3B9FR (only for QSOs made on October 2012  and  later),  HB9SOLAR
and HB9SPACE. Bring your QSO data with you and observe the working hours  of
the QSL manager (to be available at the booth). [TNX HB9BOU]

QSL HH2/HB9AMO ---> Tim, M0URX has recently taken over as  QSL  manager  for
Pierre's activities from Haiti as HH2/HB9AMO  ("it  has  become  clear  that
some QSL cards were not sent out from previous QSL  management").A  new  QSL
card has been designed and  will  soon  be  printed.  QSL  via  M0URX,  OQRS
preferred (http://m0urx.com/oqrs/).

QSL TX5K ---> "The TX5K QSLs for  the  March  Clipperton  Island  DXpedition
should start to flow out sometime around the  end  of  June",  Bob  Schenck,
N2OO reports. "Please save your inquiries until after you hear that  we  are
current on the processing". Read the complete release on http://ky6r.com/

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND ---> Organized by the World  Castles  Activity  Group,
it will be held on 15-16 June. Several  stations  are  expected  to  operate
from fortresses and castles around Europe. Information on the event  can  be
found at www.wcagroup.org. [TNX RN1CW]

+ SILENT KEY + Veteran storm researcher Tim Samaras  (WJ0G)  lost  his  life
when a violent tornado hit the Oklahoma  City  metro  area  on  31  May.  He
"brought to the field  a  unique  portfolio  of  expertise  in  engineering,
science, writing and videography", the US National Oceanic  and  Atmospheric
Administration commented in a statement issued on 3 June.  A  collection  of
his "Stunning  Tornado  Videos"  can  be  found  the  National  Geographic's
website (www.nationalgeographic.com)


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3D2GC,  3D2MM,  4X4FR,  5B75FOC,
5H1DX (AF-063), 5H3MB, 5U9AMO, 5X8C, 6V7S, 6W2SC, 7X5KBS,  9J2GR,  9K2/SP4R,
9K2HN, 9M4SLL, 9N7SZ, 9U4U,  A35UD,  A3EAQ,  A71AE,  A92IO,  BA4DW,  CE2AWW,
CV5D, CW3D, CW90A, CX9AU, D4C,  DL6UNF,  DX8DX  (OC-174  &  OC-225),  EA6SX,
EI9O, EP3SMH, FK8GX, FR4NT, H40T, H44G, H44KW, H44MY, H70ORO,  J49C,  J52HF,
J5UAP, J69MV, JD1BMH, JS6RRR (AS-079), JX9JKA, LU5FC,  LX1HD,  LY23A,  OF3I,
OK2BTS, OL2HQ,  OY1OF,  P29NI  (OC-099)  ,P29VCX  (OC-103),  P29VPB(OC-069),
PJ4M, PJ4NX, PT0S, SV0XCC/9, T2GM, T2YL, T6LG, TG9NX, V51AS,  V51WH,  V63MY,
V63T, V73TS, VK9CZ, VP8LP, XR0Y, XW0ZJZ,  XW8XZ,  YB8XM/p  (OC-271),  YB9YKI
(OC-147), YL3BF, YO3YX, YW5YL, Z60K, Z61DX, Z81Z, ZG2FK, ZK3T, ZL7A, ZS2AL.


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