425 DX News issue #1161

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03 August 2013                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1161
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - The website for the 18-27 November 3DA0ET DXpedition  to  Swaziland
         [425DXN 1159] is now up and runnig  at  www.swazidx.org.  A  survey
         (link on the homepage at the top on the right) is being run  asking
         DXers some questions about where they need  3DA0ET  the  most.  The
         organizers are looking for more team members, and  "would  like  to
         have  some  great  RTTY  operators  along".  If  interested  please
         contact  Roger  ZS6RJ  (roger.jones[@]vodamail.com)    or    Frosty
4O     - Look for 4O/YT4RA and 4O/YT7AW to  be  active  from  Montenegro  on
         6-15 August. Focusing on 30, 17 and 12 metres  and  digital  modes,
         they will operate from the Durmitor  National  Park,  "followed  by
         seaside activity, with possible stopover  on  IOTA  group  EU-163".
         QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
4O     - Jacek, SP5OXJ will  be  active  holiday  style  as  4O/SP5OXJ  from
         Budva, Montenegro on 13-20 August. He will be QRV on  40-20  metres
         CW and digital modes. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. [TNX SP5OXJ]
9M2    - A team of ten operators from the Melaka DX Club will be  active  as
         9M2MI from Undan Island (AS-097) and lighthouse  on  16-18  August.
         They will be QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres  SSB  and  CW.
         QSL via 9M2YOT (direct only).
9M2    - Once again Rich, PA0RRS  will  be  active  as  9M2MRS  from  Penang
         Island (AS-015) from 31 December until 23 February  2014.  He  will
         operate CW, RTTY and PSK  on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, as well as LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
9M6    - Dave, G4BUO will be active as 9M6/G4BUO from Gaya  Island  (OC-133)
         on 4-6 August. He will operate CW only, "fitting  in  with  holiday
         arrangements". QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
CN     - The Council of Europe Radio Amateur  Club  (CERAC)  in  partnership
         with the Association Royale des  Radio-Amateurs  du  Maroc  (ARRAM)
         will be active as 5C0CE on 19-21 August. QSL via  F5LGF,  logsearch
         on www.tp2ce.eu [TNX F6FQK]
DL     - Ben, DL7BY will be active holiday style as SM6/DL7BY/p  from  Orust
         Island (EU-043) on 4-16  August.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
E5_sc  - Fabio, IZ0YIV will be active  holiday  style  as  E51YIV  from  the
         South Cook Islands in October. He  will  operate  SSB  and  digital
         modes mainly on 20, 17 and 15 metres from Rarotonga  (OC-013,  9-13
         October) and Aitutaki (OC-083, 13-17 October). QSL via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX IZ0YIV]
F      - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the twinning between the  Radio
         Club de Neuville et du Haut Poitou (F5KFL) and  the  Amateur  Radio
         Club of Ronse/Renaix (ON4RSX), special event station  TM20RSX  will
         be active on 10-17 August on all bands and  modes.  QSL  via  F5KFL
         and eQSL. [TNX VA3RJ]
GM     - GM8SRS/p is the  callsign  to  be  used  from  the  Isle  of  Coll,
         (EU-008) on 4-10 August [425DXN 1160]. Mike 2E0MPC, Andy M1LOL  and
         Ray M1REK will be active  on  80-10  metres  CW,  SSB  and  digital
         modes. QSL via M1REK, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JD1_mt - Once again Take, JG8NQJ is active in his spare time  as  JG8NQJ/JD1
         from Minami Torishima (OC-073) until mid-September. He operates  CW
         mainly on 17 metres, with some activity on 15, 12  and  10  metres.
         QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or JG8NQJ (bureau).
ON     - Kurt, ON4CB and others will be active on  80-10  metres  as  OR9W/p
         from  lighthisp  "West-Hinder  I"  on  17-18   August    for    the
         International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.  QSL  via  ON4CB.  [TNX
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Greenland in  August.
         According to the tentative schedule published  on  on  his  website
         (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped), he plans to be QRV
         from Kangerlussuaq (NA-018) on  4-5  August (HF bands and 6 metres)
         and from Aasiaat Island (NA-134) on 5-9  August (HF bands and maybe
         some 6m), while  from  around the 15th  until  the 23rd he plans to
         plans to operate  from either NA-018 (main island)  and/or  NA-243,
         with a focus on 2m EME and MS. QSL via OZ1PIF.
OX     - A group  of  YL  operators  (HL1KDW,  JR3MVF,  LA6RHA,  SM6KAT  and
         WA0WOF) will  be  active  as  OX5YL  from  Kangerlussuaq  (NA-018),
         Greenland on  16-20  August.  QSL  via  PA5YL,  direct  or  bureau.
         Please  visit  http://home.online.no/~la6rha/greenland2013.htm  for
         further information.
OZ     - Dieter, DF2SD will be active holiday style  as  OZ/DF2SD  from  the
         island of Fano (EU-125) on 17-30 August. He will  operate  RTTY  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres only (possibly with some SSB).  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
P2     - JA1NLX, Akira, will be active  as  P29VNX  from  Lissenung  Island,
         Bismarck Archipelago (OC-008) on 8-13 September.  He  will  operate
         CW, RTTY and PSK31 on 30-10 metres. QSL via  JA1NLX  (direct  only)
         and LoTW. An OQRS for direct and bureau cards will be available  at
         Club Log (bureau cards will be sent through Global QSL). He  has  a
         webpage on www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm
SM     - Ric, DL2VFR will operate CW  with  some  SSB  as  SD7V  from  Oland
         Island  (EU-037)  on  10-23  August.  Some  activity  during    the
         International  Lighthouse  Lightship  Weekend  is  possible,   most
         likely from Tokenas Udde. QSL via DL2VFR, direct  or  bureau,  plus
         LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DL2VFR]
UA     - Special event station UE80RWW will be active until 15 September  to
         commemorate the 80th anniversary of the beginning  of  broadcasting
         in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad). QSL via  R4AAS.  Logsearch  and
         further information can be found at http://ue80rww.cqvlz.ru/en/
UA      - Valery RG8K, Victor RW0BG and Igor  UA9KDF  will  be  active  from
         Zhuravlinyy Island (AS-109) on 5-11 August,  using  two  callsigns:
         RT9K/p (5-8 August, QSL via RX9KM) and R20RRC/8 (9-11  August,  QSL
         via RZ3EC). They plan to  be  QRV  on  80-10  metres  CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes. Follow them  on  www.aprs.fi  (search  for  ua9kdf-2
         while moving and rt9k-14 while on the island). [TNX DX World]
W      - Members of the Old Barney ARC (www.obarc.org) will be operating  as
         N2OB from "Old Barney",  the  Barnegat  Lighthouse  on  Long  Beach
         Island (NA-111) on 3 August from about 13 UTC  to  21  UTC.  Expect
         main activity on 20 and 40 metres  SSB,  QSL  via  N2OB.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]

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

AMSTERDAM 2014 ---> Since their last Press Release in early May,  the  FT5ZM
DXpedition team has made significant progress.  They  have  begun  receiving
supplies and  equipment  at  their  Atlanta  staging  area,  the  networking
framework for the two station sites has  been  completed,  as  well  as  the
plans for several low band receiving systems ("we will be hearing and  being
heard very well  from  FT5ZM  on  the  low  bands"),  and  the  "on  island"
procedures are progressing well. As for fundraising, "at this  time  we  are
about 2/3 of the way to our goal. Taking into account what  we  expect  from
direct QSL requests and OQRS, we are about $75,000 short. This  is  of  some
concern". More  information  on  the  DXpedition  budget  can  be  found  at
http://www.amsterdamdx.org/why-does-this-dxpedition-cost-so-much/ [TNX K0IR]

CO2WF & T40C ---> "I have relinquished my position as QSL manager for  CO2WF
and T40C", Phil N1KI says. "Please send QSLs via operator's instructions".

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
4S7NZG   Sri Lanka (renewal, 2013 operation)
6O0LA    Somalia (2013 operation)
9M4SLL   Spratly Islands (2012 and 2013 operations)
9Q6CC    Democratic People's Republic of the Congo (2010-11 operation)
9X0EME   Rwanda (2013 operation)
T6JM     Afghanistan (2012 operation)
XW0YJY   Laos (2013 operation)
XW4XR    Laos (current operation)
Z80ID    South Sudan (special operation for Independence day celebration,  9
         July 2013)
If you have had any of these rejected in a prior application,  send  a  note
to bmoore[@]arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update to your  record.
Also, please note the submission date  and/or  reference  number  where  the
rejection was noted to expedite the search for any rejected QSOs. [TNX NC1L]

FOCUS75 ---> During the month of May 2013  the  First  Class  CW  Operators'
Club hosted a CW QSO  Party,  FOC75,  to  help  celebrate  the  Club's  75th
Anniversary. Over 60 stations around the world signed with the *FOC  prefix,
making over 200,000 CW QSOs and leading to over 1,600 applications  for  the
commemorative certificate.  FOC  publishes  a  quarterly  magazine  for  its
members called "FOCUS", edited by Gabor, S57WJ. But  this  FOC75  event  met
with such huge success that we have decided to  publish  an  extra  edition,
called  "FOCUS75",  which is  available  to all: just go to www.g4foc.org to
download it.  You can  also download  a poster with pictures of some of  the
operators who used the special *FOC calls. [TNX G3SXW]

IOTA NEWS ---> The following operations in the period  June/July  2013  have
provided acceptable validation and are therefore approved for  IOTA  credit:
FO/UT6UD (OC-027 & OC-050), H44IND (OC-158), HQ8D (NA-223),  HQ8S  (NA-035),
K6VVA/KL7 (NA-152), T46C (NA-204),  YB3MM/7  (OC-166)  and  YP13S  (EU-183).

OO  AWARD  --->  The  Belgian  Amateur  Radio  Society  (UBA)  sponsors   a
commemorative award for contacts made with ON stations using special  prefix
OO from 21 July to 20 September 2013 [425DXN 1159]. Only OO  callsigns  with
2  or  3  letters  in  their  suffix  count  towards  this   award.  Belgian
amateurs/SWLs need 25 different  stations  with  at  least  5  different  OO
prefixes, amateurs/SWLs in the rest of Europe  need  15  different  stations
with at least 3 different OO prefixes, amateurs/SWLs  in  the  rest  of  the
world need 7 different stations with at least 2 different OO  prefixes.  The
award will be issued in electronic (PDF) format  and  it  will  be  free  of
charge. Log extracts should be mailed before the end  of  2013  to  the  UBA
Award Manager, Egbert  Hertsen  ON4CAS  (Egbert.hertsen[@]telenet.be).  [TNX

SLOVAK QSL  BUREAU  --->  Effective  1  August,  the  Slovak  Amateur  Radio
Association's  QSL  Bureau  has  a  new  postal  address:    Slovensky  Zvaz
Radioamaterov (SZR), P.O.Box 14, 900 31 Stupava,  Slovakia.  However,  those
who use courier services must not use the POB, but send the cards direct  to
the QSL Bureau Manager (OM3JW): Stefan Horecky, Mlynska 2, 900  31  Stupava,
Slovakia. [TNX OM3JW]

THE END OF AN ERA ---> "The Voodoo  Contest  Group  has  taken  part  in  CQ
World-Wide CW Contest from West Africa each November for the past 19  years,
operating in  ten  different  countries.  We  have  won  the  Multi-Operator
contest six times. Thirty different operators  have  participated  over  the
years, travelling from UK and USA.
In 2004 we published a book:  'Contesting  in  Africa:  Multi-Multi  on  the
Equator' describing the first ten years.  It  is  now  time  to  update  the
story. The timing of this is important because we have now come to  the  End
of an Era, so to speak: we will no longer return to West Africa to take  our
large stock-pile of equipment out of storage for the 20th time. It has  been
donated to the Liberian Amateur Radio Association. 
The modern form of 'book' is a web-site - so  we  have  developed  one.  The
group offers a huge vote of thanks to John Warburton G4IRN for investing  so
much skill, time and energy into this project. The site comprises  offerings
from many of the Contest group and tells, hopefully in detail  but  also  in
an entertaining way, the story of these past 19 years.
Visit http://voodoocontestgroup.com to join us on  those  amazing  journeys,
laugh with us, take part in our  celebration  of  two  decades,  almost  two
sunspot cycles, of Contest Dxpeditioning". [TNX G3SXW]

YASME SUPPORTS DEVELOPER OF VIEWPROP ---> The  Board  of  Directors  of  The
Yasme Foundation (www.yasme.org) is pleased to announce that it has  made  a
grant  to  support  further  development  of  ViewProp, a  new  utility  for
propagation visualization developed by Rick Kiessig, ZL2HAM.
ViewProp  (http://zl2ham.wikispaces.com/) integrates  information  from  the
Reverse Beacon Network and worldwide spotting networks with station location
information  from QRZ.com and mapping through DXAtlas. The result is a real-
time, worldwide  view of amateur radio signals and operation. [TNX W6SZN]

+ SILENT KEYS + "The Voice of Pitcairn" that over the years gave many  DXers
their first QSO with this DXCC Entity is no longer with us.  Tom  Christian,
VP6TC/VR6TC, MBE passed away on 7 July at 78 years of  age.  First  licensed
in 1957,  he  was  the  President  of  the  Pitcairn  Island  Amateur  Radio
Association when Ducie Island became  eligible  for  DXCC  credit  (November
2001) as a result of a favourable vote to accept PIARA as  an  International
Amateur Radio Union member-society. He also served for forty  years  on  the
Pitcairn Island Council as the Governor's Representative.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3D2RX,  4L1MA,  4O3A,  5B4AFM/p
(AS-120), 5B4AHL, 5N7M, 5R8IC, 5T0SP, 5W0M,  6Y6T,  7T5OI/p,  7T9A,  7X5KBS,
8Q7KP, 9L1BTB, 9M2CNC, 9M4SLL,  9N7JO,  9Q6CC,  9U4U,  A3EAQ,  A41OO,  A61Q,
A73A, AH7G, BV1EK, C31CT, C4W, CE2/CX1EK,  CR3L,  CR5FC,  CY9M,  DU6/OE9MON,
E21EJC, E21YDP, E51EWP, E51M,  EA6SX,  EE8X,  EF8M,  EP3SMH,  ER1LW,  ES1TU,
ET3AA,  EX2F,  EY8MM,  FJ/K5WE,  FJ/N5WR,  FR1LB,  FS/K9EL,   GD6IA,  GH3IT,
GS3PYE/P (EU-008), H40T, H44G,  H44IOTA  (OC-047),  H44IOTA  (OC-149),  H44S
(OC-285), HC2/RC5A, HC2IWM/8,  HK1R,  HS0ZEE,  HT2N,  IA5A  (EU-028),  J35X,
J39BS, J49C, J69DS, J69MV, J75PX, KH2/N2NL, KH6MB, LY5A, NH8S, NP4Z,  OA6TT,
(AS-149), RI1ANU, SU1IE, SU8N, SU9AF, SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR,  T31A,  T5TC,  T6MO,
(OC-237), YB8P (OC-208), YS1/NO7B, Z81X, ZA/UA4WHX, ZB2FK, ZD7DL.


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