425 DX News issue #1179

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07 December 2013                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1179
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

1A     - An activity from the Sovereign Military Order of  Malta  (SMOM)  is
         being organized to take place on 2-7 January.  Further  information
         is expected in due course. [TNX DX Coffee]
8P     - KI1U (8P9IU), N1TA (8P9TA) and K0BJ (8P9BJ)  will  be  active  from
         Barbados (NA-021) on 9-16 December. They will  participate  in  the
         ARRL 10 Meter Contest as 8P8T  (QSL via KI1U). [TNX NG3K]
A3     - Klaus, DK1AX and Heidi, DK1MA  will  be  active  holiday  style  as
         A35AX from Tongatapu (OC-049) and Vava'u  (OC-064),  Fiji  from  24
         February to 7 March. They  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL
         preferably through the OQRS provided by Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
A9     - Celebrating "Manama, Capital of Arab Tourism", A92AA and A93LT  are
         active as A91MCAT  from  the  capital  city  of  Bahrein  until  31
         December. QSL via IZ8CLM.
OZ     - Ric, DL2VFR will be active from Romo  Island  (EU-125)  during  the
         New Year holidays. He will operate CW as OU1RAEM on 28-31  December
         (QSL via DF5LW, direct or bureau) and as OZ/DL2VFR on  1-3  January
         (QSL via home call, direct or bureau). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PJ2    - Once again Jeff, K8ND will be active from the Signal Point  contest
         station on Curacao (SA-099) on 6-8 December for the ARRL 160  Meter
         Contest and on 17-29 January  2014  for  the  CQ  WW  160-Meter  CW
         Contest. QSL PJ2/K8ND via home call and LoTW, QSL  PJ2T  via  W3HNK
         and LoTW.
PJ7    - Nigel, G3TXF will be active as PJ7/G3TXF from  Sint  Maarten  until
         11 December. He operates CW only with a focus  on  30,  17  and  12
         metres. QSL via G3TXF (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW.
PY     - Jose, PU5IKE will be active as ZV5WZZ (not ZW5AAA)  from  Ilha  dos
         Remedios (SA-027) on 7-8 December. He plans to operate  SSB  on  10
         metres. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX PT7WA]
S7    -  Igor, UA3DJY  will  be   active  as  S79ACR   from  Mahe  (AF-024),
         Seychelles for one month between mid-December and mid-January.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX DX World]
SP     - Slawek, SQ1KSM and Weronika, SQ1KSL will be active as  HF1ZIMA  and
         SN1ZIMA on 12-22 December.  Other  stations  participating  in  the
         "Welcome Winter" (zima  in  Polish)  award  are  3Z3ZIMA,  HF3ZIMA,
         SN0ZIMA, SN3ZIMA and SN5ZIMA. Further information on qrz.com
UA_ssh - Celebrating the 20th anniversary  of  the  Russian  Robinson  Club,
         Alex RW3RN and Oleg UA3HK/ZS1OIN will be  active  as  RI20ANT  from
         Bellingshausen Station  on  King  George  Island,  South  Shetlands
         (AN-010) on 17-31 December. Main activity will be on 20 metres  (on
         or around 14160 kHz) SSB and CW. QSL via RW3RN. [TNX UA9OBA]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) from 26 December to 1 January. He usually  operates
         CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
         Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
W      - Celebrating the ARRL's centennial year, the Maxim Memorial  Station
         in Newington (W1AW) will also use the callsign W100AW during  2014.
         When used from regional Centennial conventions and during the  IARU
         HF  Championship,  W100AW  will  have  portable   designators    as
         appropriate. Contacts with W100AW will be worth 100 points  in  the
         ARRL Centennial QSO Party (see below).
YB     - Look  for  Budi YF1AR/8  and  Imam YB4IR/8  to be active from Pulau
         Kisar, part  of  the  Terselatan Islands in  the wider Maluku Barat
         Daya  Islands group  (OC-272, new one for IOTA) on  21-25 December.
         They will  have  two transceivers running 100 watts on 40-10 metres
         SSB, CW  and the digital modes.  QSL YF1AR/8  via  N2OO  (logsearch
         On Club Log and  OQRS on http://df3cb.com/oqrs/n2oo/),  QSL YB4IR/4
         via  home  call   (OQRS  on   Club  Log).  Further  information  at
         www.yf1ar.com/2013/12/kisar-island-oc-272-new-iota.html [TNX YF1AR]
YN     - Scott, K7ZO will be active once again as  YN5Z  from  Nicaragua  on
         11-18  December.  He  will  be  QRV  on  20-10  metres,  and   will
         participate in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. QSL via  K7ZO  and  LoTW.
         [TNX NG3K]
ZD7    - Daniel, ZS1BBT expects to arrive on St. Helena Island  (AF-022)  on
         11 December, and to remain there for twelve days. He  plans  to  be
         QRV from the school station. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

ARRL 10 METER CONTEST ---> Object of the contest is for amateurs around  the
world to work as many stations as possible on  the  10m  band.  This  year's
event will be held on 14-15 December.  Complete  details  can  be  found  at

ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY ---> In conjunction with the 100th anniversary  of
the ARRL, the ARRL Centennial QSO  Party  is  a  year-long  operating  event
(from 00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59  UTC  on  31  December  2014)  in
which participants can accumulate points (all ARRL members  and  appointees,
elected officials, HQ staff and W1AW are  worth  points)  and  earn  awards.
W1AW will be on the air from every  state  (at  least  twice)  and  most  US
territories, and it will be easy to  work  WAS  solely  by  contacting  W1AW
portable    operations.    Complete    information    can    be    found  at

QSL 5B4AHY ---> Norman, 5B4AIE has taken  over  the  QSL  duties  for  David
Bunn, 5B4AHY, who became SK on 20 November. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

QSL ZC4LI ---> Phil, G3SWH has "at last finished importing all the  hundreds
of individual log files into a single file and uploaded it to both Club  Log
and LoTW". He has been able  to  recover  some  312,000  QSOs,  but  "it  is
obvious that there are a number of log files missing".  Check  the  on  line
log before requesting QSLs (www.g3swh.org.uk/zc4li.html). Also, please  note
that "following a decision by the RSGB QSL bureau not  to  process  outgoing
cards for non members, paper  QSLs  for  this  station  are  only  available
direct. OQRS is much preferred. Replies to  QSL  requests  received  so  far
will be mailed within the next few days". [TNX G3SWH]

QSL VIA ZL3CW ---> Jacky "is in the process of moving in to a  new  home  on
December 19th", The Daily DX reports. His  new  mailing  address  is:  Jacky
Calvo, PO Box 88, Waihi Beach 3642,  New  Zealand.  Mail  sent  to  his  old
address will be redirected for one year. ZL3CW is the QSL  manager  for  the
recent N8A, W8A and 5W8A DXpeditions.

VK9MT ---> Many activities are underway as planning continues for the  VK9MT
DXpedition to Mellish Reef (28  March-9  April  2014)  [425DXN  #1173].  The
latest Press Release (30 November) reports that Mike  WA6O  has  joined  the
operating team, and Luciano PT7WA has been added as the  pilot  station  for
South America. "We have written approval to land on Mellish  Reef  from  the
Australian government", the team  says.  As  for  fundraising,  "significant
recognition" has been received from a number of organizations, and "we  also
began receiving assistance from individual DXers". With a  total  budget  of
around 127,000 USD, the team  looks  forward  "to  hearing  from  interested
DXers, especially those that need Mellish Reef for an  All  Time  New  One".
Donations are welcomed through the website (www.vk9mt.com, to be updated  on
or about 8 December). [TNX K5GS]

YOTA ---> The Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) group  will  be  operate  several
special  callsigns  through  the  end  of  December:  EA7URA/YOTA,  EI0YOTA,
Information on the  relevant  awards  (free  of  charge)  can  be  found  at
www.ham-yota.com. [TNX ON9CFG]

+ SILENT KEYS + Dr. Carlos Eduardo Levy Vazquez (XE1YK) passed  away  at  62
years of age. He served as president of the  Federacion  Mexicana  de  Radio
Expermentadores (Mexico's IARU member society) on  2004-2008,  and  operated
twice from Revillagigedo (1973 and 2007).
Other recently reported Silent Keys include William H. Harper (K9IW),  Kevin
M. Bunin (K4PG/C6APG),  Carlo  Orfella  (IK1QQQ)  and  Alberto  Urano  Silva
(LU1DZ), originator and founding member of the Grupo Argentino de CW.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/G0TSM, 4S7TRG, 4S7VG,  4U1ITU,
5H1DX (AF-063), 6V1A (AF-045), 6V7Q, 6Y5WJ,  7P8GF,  7X2ARA,  8R1A,  9L1BTB,
9M2/OK1CZ, 9M2IDJ, 9M4DX, 9X0ZM, A71A, A92HK, BA7KW, CY9M,  E51AAR,  E51NOU,
E6AK, E6AY, EK2GO, ER5LL, EU3AR, FO/KH0PR (OC-062, OC-094,  OC-114,  OC-131,
OC-238), FO/UT6UD, FW5JJ, HB0/DL2SBY, HH5/KC0W,  HQ3W,  HQ8D,  HQ8S,  HZ1BW,
KG4HF, OD5ET, OD5NJ, PQ5M (SA-027),  RI1ANU,  SV5PFC,  T46C  (NA-204),  T6T,
TI5W, TM0SM, UK8ZC, V73AX,  VP2V/W9DR,  YB9GV/P  (OC-150),  YB9KA  (OC-150),
YC9IPY, YF1AR/6 (OC-245), YF1AR/9 (OC-275), YN2PX, YS1/AI5P,  Z21DXI,  Z81Z,


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