425 DX News issue #1159

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20 July 2013                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1159
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - Roger, ZS6RJ and others will be active as 3DA0ET from Swaziland  on
         18-27 November, including and M/2 entry in the CQ  WW  CW  Contest.
         There will be three stations active on 160-6  metres  CW  and  SSB,
         and a fourth station entirely dedicated to RTTY and  PSK.  Complete
         details will be given in  due course, a  website is currently under
         construction. [TNX ZS6RJ]
5B     - Look for  Tamer  5B4AHE/p,  Pavlos  5B4AMF/p,  Spyros  5B4MF/p  and
         Philip 5B4ZN/p to be active with two stations from  Agios  Georgios
         Island (AS-120) from about 18 UTC on 19 July until around 3 UTC  on
         the 21st. They plan to be QRV mainly on 20 and 17 metres SSB,  with
         some QRS CW on 30 metres. QSL via  home  calls.  "We  will  try  to
         focus on DX stations needing  AS-120  for  an  all-time  new  one",
         5B4MF says. "If you work one of us please do not duplicate the  QSO
         with another one of us!". [TNX 5B4AHJ]
9M6    - Steve, 9M6DXX will be active again as 9M8Z (OC-088) on 24-29  July,
         including an entry  in  the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  M0URX  (OQRS
         preferred: http://m0urx.com/oqrs/). Logs will be uploaded  to  LoTW
         as soon as possible after the operation. [TNX 9M6DXX]
BV     - A large multi-national team will participate in  the  IOTA  Contest
         as BP0A from Peng Hu Island (AS-103). QSL to Amateur Radio  Taipei,
         see http://www.art.org.tw/en/qsl_en.aspx for instructions.
C3     - Special  callsign  C37UN  will  be  activated  on  26-28  July   to
         celebrate Andorra's 20th  anniversary  as  a  full  member  of  the
         United Nations. QSL via C37URA, direct or bureau.
CN     - Once again Richard, F8FGU will be active as CN2RN from  the  Middle
         Atlas range from 24 July to 20 August. He will operate SSB  and  CW
         on the HF bands. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX F8REF]
DL     - Mike, DG5LAC will be active as DG5LAC/p from the  island  of  Juist
         (EU-047) from 27 July to 9 August. He will be QRV on  40-10  metres
         SSB, with part time participation in  the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via
         home call, bureau or direct, plus LoTW and eQSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
EA8    - Andrew, G7COD  will  be  active  as  EA8/G7COD  from  Gran  Canaria
         (AF-004, WWL IL27dt) on 9-31 August. He will operate SSB and CW  on
         30-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau,  plus  eQSL  and
         LoTW. [TNX G7COD]
EI     - The Papa Lima DX Group will participate in the IOTA  Contest  using
         their brand new contest call, EJ1Y. The team (EI3KG, EI4GK,  EI5GM,
         EI5JQ,  EI7KD,  EI9FBB,  EI9KC,  SP7IDX  and  SP9NWN)  will  be  on
         Inishmore, Aran Islands (EU-009) on 23-29 July [425DXN  1153],  and
         will still be QRV as EJ0PL outside  the  contest.  QSL  via  EI5JQ.
         [TNX NG3K]
ES     - Juri, ES5GP will be active as ES5GP/8 from  Kihnu  Island  (EU-178)
         on 24-29 July, including and entry in the IOTA Contest. [TNX ES1QD]
G      - G0FDZ, G0PZA, G0UKN, G0VJG, G7GLW and M0UAT will be active from  St
         Mary's Island (EU-011) on 25-30 July. They will participate in  the
         IOTA Contest as M8C (QSL via G4DFI). [TNX M0UAT]
GM     - A team from the Cockenzie & Port  Seton  Amateur  Radio  Club  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest as GM2T from the  island  of  Tiree
         (EU-008). Before the contest they will be using MM0CPS/p.  QSL  via
         GM4UYZ. [TNX NG3K]
GM     - Gordon, MM0GPZ will be active from the Orkeny Islands  (EU-009)  on
         24-29 July. He will  participate  in  the  IOTA  Contest  as  MM2N,
         outside the IOTA event he will operate holiday style. QSL via  home
         call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GM     - Graham, M6GCS will be active as MM6GCS/p from  the  Outer  Hebrides
         (EU-010) on 24-31 July, including an entry  in  the  IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via M6GCS, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GM     - Paul, M3KBU will be active as  MM3KBU/p  from  the  Outer  Hebrides
         (EU-010) between 26 July and 2 August. He will participate  in  the
         IOTA Contest from South Uist. QSL  via  M3KBU,  direct  only.  [TNX
GM     - Lanarkshire Contest  Group's  members  GM0ELP  and  M0GBK  will  be
         active as MM3T from the Isle of Bute (EU-123)  on  27-28  July  for
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via eQSL only, as 'we do not have  paper  QSL
         cards' (but IOTA chasers will be able to claim credit  online  once
         the contest logs are uploaded to www.rsgbiota.org).
HR     - Dan, HQ8D went QRT from Vivorillos Cay (NA-223) around 8 UTC on  18
         July, after being QRV for some 48 hours.  He  will  return  to  the
         island this coming week, for the last time. As  always,  his  plans
         depend on the Honduran Navy's schedule. After NA-223,  Dan  expects
         to be QRV for the  IOTA  contest  from  NA-160  as  HQ3W.  QSL  via
         KD4POJ. Bookmark http://hriotas.com/ for updates.
I      - Look for Marco IV3/IZ3GNG and Joris IV3/IZ3QHA to  be  active  from
         Grado Island (EU-130) on 20-21 July.  They  will  operate  SSB  and
         digital modes on 40-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX IZ3GNG]
I      - ARI Verona DX Team's members  Walter  I3VJW,  Silverio  IK3IUL  and
         Ampelio IK3JBP will participate in the IOTA  Contest  as  II3VR/IV3
         (CW and SSB) from the island of Santa Maria  di  Barbana  (EU-130).
         For a few hours before and after the contest they will  operate  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via IQ3VO  (e-mail  requests  for  bureau
         cards  can  be  sent  to veronadxteam[@]ari.verona.it). [TNX I3VJW]
IS0    - Massimo, I0PNM will be active as IM0/I0PNM  from San Pietro  Island
         (EU-165) from 20 July to 20 August. He will be QRV on 20-10  metres
         SSB, RTTY and PSK31, and will participate in the IOTA Contest.  QSL
         via home call (direct).
OH     - Jari,  OH1JO  and  Juha,  OH1LEG  will  be  active  as  OH1K   from
         Kaunissaari Island (EU-140) on 25-31 July, IOTA  Contest  included.
         They will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB and digital modes, with 20m  as
         the main band. QSL via OH1JO, direct or bureau.
ON     - King Albert II of the Belgians will formally  end  his  twenty-year
         reign on  21  July  and  leave  monarchy  to  Prince  Philippe.  To
         celebrate this event, Belgian amateur radio operators  may  replace
         their ordinary ON prefix with OO (Oscar Oscar) from 21  July  until
         20 September. [TNX ON4CAS]
ON     - Special event  station  OQ4CLM  will  be  active  from  between  16
         October and 15 November. The suffix stands for Canadian  Liberation
         March, the annual event  that  celebrates  the  liberation  of  the
         Belgian town of Knokke on 1 November 1944. QSL via  ON3AIM,  direct
         or bureau. Further information on the  activity  and  the  relevant
         award can be found on qrz.com. [TNX ON4RO]
OY     - Ulf, DL3UB will be active holiday  style  as  OY/DL3UB    from  the
         Faroe Islands (EU-018) from 29 July to 9 August.  He  will  operate
         mainly CW on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Olaf, DL7CX will be active as OZ/DL7CX  from Mors  Island  (EU-171)
         from 20 July to 1 August, including an entry in the  IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
OZ     - Olaf, DL4HG and Andy, DL7AT will be  active  as  OZ0TX  from  Mando
         Island (EU-125) on 26-28 July,  including  an  entry  in  the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via DL7AT. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
OZ     - Look for OZ7BQ/p to be active from Fur  Island  (EU-171)  on  26-29
         July.  QSL  via  home  call  (bureau  preferred)  and  LoTW.   [TNX
OZ     - Lars, OZ1IVA  will  be  active  holiday  style  from  Laeso  Island
         (EU-088) from 27 July to 4 August. Main  activity  will  be  during
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PA     - Ron, ON6CQ will participate  the  IOTA  Contest  as  PA/ON6CQ  from
         Schouwen-Duiveland (EU-146). QSL via home call  (bureau  preferred)
         and LoTW. [TNX ON4TO]
PA     - Special callsign PA6SAIL will be active between 19  August  and  10
         September for the Sail de Ruyter, the annual gathering of  historic
         ships in Vlissingen. Look for activity on the  HF  bands  CW,  SSB,
         PSK and RTTY, plus 6m and 2m. QSL via  PA3GEO,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX PA7XG]
PY     - Celebrating the World Youth Day to  be  held  in  Rio  de  Janeiro,
         special event station ZX1WYD is active until  31  July  on  the  HF
         bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL VIA PY1AA and LoTW.
SV     - Rich, M5RIC will be active as SW8CC from the  island  of  Zakynthos
         (EU-052) on 23-30 July. He will  operate  SSB  and  RTTY  on  80-10
         metres, and will participate in the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  home
         call (direct).
SV9    - Gordon, MM0GOR will be active  as  SW9GG  from  Crete  (EU-015)  on
         23-30 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest.  QSL  via  home
         call, bureau preferred.
TN     - The TN2MS expedition to the Republic of  the  Congo  [425DXN  1157]
         has been rescheduled, and is now expected to take  place  on  12-24
         October. Bookmark www.tn2ms.nl for further information and updates.
UA     - Vasily R7AA, Alexei RN1ON, Igor  UA3EDQ  and  Aliy  UA6YW  will  be
         active as R20RRC/1 from the  Morzhovets  Islands  (EU-119)  [425DXN
         1158] on 24-28 July. They will participate in the IOTA  Contest  as
         RT6A/1. A side trip to Sosnovets Island (EU-161) is planned for  25
         July, if the weather is fine. QSL R20RRC/1 via  RZ3EC,  QSL  RT6A/1
         via R7AA. [TNX RN1ON]
UA     - RA1ZZ/p, RA3AV/1, RK3AW/1, RW3QNZ/1, RZ1ZZ/p and  UA1ZZ/p  will  be
         active  from  Glov  Island  (EU-162)  on  24-29  July.  They   will
         participate in the IOTA Contest as  R20RRC/1  [425DXN  1158].  [TNX
UR     - UR3GO, UR4QTP, UR8GX, US0GM, UT7GV, UV5QAW and UV5QQ  will  operate
         as homecall/p from the Kalanchakskiye  Islands  (EU-179)  on  24-31
         July, with activity during the IOTA Contest. [TNX UR5GDX]
V2     - Tim, VE6SH will be active as V29SH from Antigua  (NA-100)  from  26
         July to 3 August. QSL via LoTW or direct to VE6SH.
VK     - Miles, VK6MAB  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  VK6MAB/p  from
         Rottnest Island (OC-164) on 26-28 July. He will be QRV on  40,  20,
         15 and 10 metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
W      - Jon, WB8YJF will be active again as WB8YJF/4 from  Ocracoke  Island
         (NA-067) on 21-28 July. He will operate mainly CW on 80-10  metres,
         and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home  call.  [TNX
XE     - Andrea, IZ2LSC will be  active  as  XF3/IZ2LSC  from  Isla  Mujeres
         (NA-045) on 24-31 July. Activity as XE3/IZ2LSC between  16  and  23
         July is from mainland Mexico. He will operate  CW  (QRS),  SSB  and
         digital modes on 30-6 metres. QSL  via  EB7DX  (direct)  or  IZ2LSC
         (bureau), and LoTW. Further information via Twitter (@iz2lsc) and
         at http://www.timpy.it/xf3/. [TNX IZ2LSC]
XW     - Steve, 9M6DXX, and James, 9V1YC will be active as XW8XZ  and  XW1YC
         from Laos on 5-10 September.  They  will  use  two  stations,  with
         XW8XZ operating SSB and XW1YC operating mainly CW  with  some  SSB.
         QSL XW8XZ via M0URX, QSL XW1YC via W5UE. [TNX 9M6DXX]
YO     - YO4AR, YO4HAB, YO4HAI, YO5OHO, YO8AXP, YO8SGZ  and  YO8SS  will  be
         active as YP13S from Sacalinu Mare (EU-183)  on  24-29  July.  They
         will be QRV on 80-10 metres CW and SSB, including an entry  in  the
         IOTA Contest. QSL via YO8AXP (direct only). Logsearch  and  further
         information at www.amatoradio.ro [TNX YO5OHO]

SCANDINAVIA TOUR ---> Mec,  SP7VC  and  Kasia,  SQ7OYL  will  be  travelling
through northern Europe between 26 July and 27 August. Their first stop will
be  in  Lithuania,  followed  by  Latvia,  Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark and Germany.  They plan to operate from several islands and locators
on the  HF bands,  plus 50, 70, 144  MHz and microvawes. Tentative dates for
island operations are:
30-31 July    OH/SP7VC    Orslandet      EU-097
2 August      OH/SP7VC    Anttoora       EU-173
3 August      OH/SP7VC    Borsskar       EU-101
4 August      OH/SP7VC    Hailuoto       EU-184
6-7 August    LA/SP7VC    Vardo          EU-141
8-10 August   LA/SP7VC    Mageroya       EU-044
11-15 August  LA/SP7VC    Loppa          EU-044
16 August     LA/SP7VC    Senja          EU-046
17-18 August  LA/SP7VC    Lofoten        EU-076
19 August     LA/SP7VC    Hitra / Froya  EU-036
20-21 August  LA/SP7VC    Vigra          EU-056
22 August     LA/SP7VC    Gurskoy        EU-079
23 August     LA/SP7VC    Stord          EU-055
24 August     SM/SP7VC    Tjorn / Hono   EU-043
25 August     OZ/SP7VC    Sjaelland      EU-029
26 August     OZ/SP7VC    Fyn            EU-172
Further information at www.qrz.com/db/SP7VC

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

CLUB LOG OQRS AND BUREAU CARDS ---> Club Log is conducting  a  survey  about
bureau cards requested through its Online QSL Request  System.  At  present,
two important rules apply to all users who wish to use CL OQRS:  (1)  Bureau
cards must be offered, and (2) No-one may charge for a  bureau  card  in  CL
OQRS. Club Log is now considering allowing users to  choose  to  charge  for
bureau  cards, or  choose  not to offer bureau  cards.  Please complete  the
survey  at https://cdxc.wufoo.eu/forms/bureau-cards-via-oqrs/  and  let them
know what you would prefer.

H44IOTA (OC-168) ---> This note was published on qrz.com  on  16  July:  "We
regret to inform all those stations that made contact  with  us  on  OC-168,
that a validation for  this  IOTA  may  not  be  possible  due  to  computer
hardware failure and human error. We are seeking  your  understanding  while
we do the best we can to retrive what is possible. In the meanwhile,  please
wait with sending cards".

QSL Z81X ---> Some 400 OQRS envelopes were mailed on 16 July  and  the  rest
will be completed within the next few days. Direct QSLing has  also  started
and several hundred envelopes are mailed out  daily.  Turnaround  times  for
both OQRS and direct are just a day  or  two.  OQRS  bureau  cards  will  be
answered only after this initial phase. Traditional direct cards  should  be
sent to OH0XX: Olli Rissanen, Salmelankuja 14, FI-90940 Jaali,  Finland.  It
is also reported that plans for the upcoming South Sudan CQWW  and  low-band
operations remain on track and the operator roster will  be  finalized  this
month. [TNX OH2BH]

QSL VIA G3SWH ---> With immediate effect, Phil G3SWH is the new QSL  manager
for G0ORH, M3I and MM3I (which will be QRV from the Isle of  Arran,  EU-123,
during the IOTA Contest). There are  already  pages  with  log  searches  on
Phil's website (www.g3swh.org.uk). OQRS is preferred, but  traditional  mail
or RSGB bureau will also work. [TNX G3SWH]

Ethiopia came back on the air May  30,  2011  with  the  re-opening  of  the
Ethiopian  Amateur  Radio  Society  station  ET3AA.       To    support  the
re-establishment  of  amateur  radio  in  Ethiopia,  the  Yasme   Foundation
(www.yasme.org) made a grant  to  pay  for  the  fees  associated  with  the
license examination for 25 club members.  Many  were  successful  but  under
Ethiopian  regulations  could  not  receive  a  license  without   proof  of
ownership of an amateur radio station.
To further support amateur radio in Ethiopia,  the  Board  of  Directors  is
pleased to announce that it has made an  additional  grant  to  be  used  to
purchase amateur radio transceivers for three club members so that they  can
satisfy the requirements of  the  Ethiopian  licensing  process.  The  Board
acknowledges with appreciation the substantial  efforts  of  Ken  Claerbout,
K4ZW, in facilitating the acquisition of the  equipment  and  mentoring  the
EARS members, as shown here with club member Adula at the microphone  during
the 2013 IARU HF Championship contest. [TNX W6SZN]


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3D2RX,  3D2XC,  3DA0VB,  4K9W,
5H1DX, 5H3VMB, 5N7M, 5N7Q,  5Q4B,  5R8VB,  5W0M,  5X1VB,  5X8C,  5Z4/UA4WHX,
7P8VB, 7P8ZM, 7Q7VB, 7T50ARA, 7Z1SJ,  8Q7DV,  8Q7EJ,  8Q7KP,  8Q7QX,  8R1AK,
9A17RBM, 9N7SZ, 9Z4M, A25RJ,  A41KJ,  A71AM,  A73A,  A92HK,  AL7RT,  AN7EUR,
BX5AA, C31KC,  C50C,  C5A,  C6AGN,  C6AGU,  C98RF,  CE3SX,  CQ7OA  (EU-040),
CT9/DL7JAN,  CX1AA,  CX6DZ,  CY0/VE1AWW,  D20VB,  D60VB,   D85C    (OC-085),
DU1/R6AF/p (OC-090), E51FOC, EA9IB, EH7ITU,  EK5KE,  EL2DT,  EP3SMH,  ET3AA,
H40T, H70ORO,  HC2/RC5A,  HC3/DL5YWM  (SA-034),  HP1/S54ZZ,  HR1AGC,  J20VB,
J69DS,  J69MV,  J79WTA,  J87GU,  J88DR,  J8DX,  JD1BMH,  JE8DVU/8  (AS-147),
LP5D, LT1F, LU1DMG (SA-055), LU7HF, LU8HH, LV6E, NP4A,  OA6Q,  OJ0R,  OJ0UR,
ST2AR, ST2VB, SU8N (AF-109),  SU9AF,  SU9VB,  SV2ASP/A,  SV5/DJ7RJ,  T46RRC,
T48RRC, T6MO, TA4AU, TG7/NC2N, TG9AHM,  TK0INT  (EU-100),  TK1INT  (EU-104),
TK2INT (EU-164), TK5JJ, TL0A,  TN2T,  TO7RJ,  TX5K,  TZ6BB,  UA9FAR,  V51AS,
V51VV, V85TL,  V85XD,  VK9CZ,  VK9NT,  VP2ETE,  VP5/W5CW,  VP53V,  VP9/W6PH,


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