425 DX News issue #1196

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05 April 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1196
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5T     - Jean, ON8RA has been active again as 5T0JL from Mauritania since  1
         March. He operates CW only. See 5T0JL on qrz.com  for  his  QSLling
         policy and operating  habits.  Jean  has  been  authorized  to  use
         special callsign 5T1MM between  15  and  22  April;  look  for  him
         especially during the  CQ  Manchester  Mineira  DX  Contest  (19-20
9M2    - Victor,  R6AF  was  active  as  9M2/R6AF  from  Nusajaya  (mainland
         Malaysia) on 1-4 April. On 5-10 April he will be QRV as  9M2/R6AF/p
         from Tioman Island (AS-046). QSL via home call (OQRS on Club Log).
C5     - Pedro, ON7WP will be active again as C5WP from The Gambia between 7
         and 15 April. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB and  PSK.  QSL  via
         home  call,  direct  only.  See  www.qrz.com/db/C5WP  for   QSLling
         instructions. [TNX The Daily DX]
CY0    - The CY0P DXpedition team (VE1RGB, AI5P and WA4DAN)  has  donated  a
         complete HF station to  Aaron,  CY0/VA1AXC,  who  is  returning  to
         Sable Island around  16  April.  The  team  has  also  ordered  new
         antenna wire for his all band dipole. This is in  addition  to  all
         of the antennas and coaxial cables used  by  CY0P  and  donated  to
         Parks Canada at the conclusion of the  DXpedition.  Aaron  works  a
         rotating schedule for Parks Canada  (approximately  two  months  on
         the island, and two months back in Nova Scotia).  QSL  via  JE1LET,
         direct only.
F      - Special callsign TM29UFT will be is use on 6-20 April for the  29th
         annual meeting of the Union Francaise  des  Telegraphistes,  to  be
         held in Aubagne. Expect activity on 160-6 metres CW only.  QSL  via
         F6ICG; all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the  REF
         bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
HB0   -  Look for HB0/PA2HGJ, HB0/PA2HW, HB0/PA2RDK, HB0/PA3CNO, HB0/PA3DFR,
         HB0/PA3HK,  HB0/PE0MGB  and  HB0/PE1FLO  to  be  active  from Steg,
         Liechtenstein on 5-12 April.  They will operate  CW,  SSB and PSK31
         on 160-10 metres. QSL via PE1FLO (all of the QSOs will be confirmed
         automatically via the bureau in June).
HC8    - Vlad,  UA4WHX,  has  been  active  as  HC8ART  from  Isla  Isabela,
         Galapagos (SA-004) since 30 March. He operates RTTY,  CW  and  SSB.
         Length  of  stay  unknown.  See www.qrz.com/db/UA4WHX  for  QSLling
I      - Back in 1924, I1AA was the first  callsign  issued  to  an  amateur
         radio  club  in  Italy  -    the    "Society    of    Friends    of
         Radiocommunications" in Ferrara, nowadays ARI Ferrara  (IQ4FA).  To
         celebrate the 90th anniversary, Dario  IZ4UEZ  will  be  active  as
         II4AA on 4-6 April. QSL via IQ4FA, direct or bureau.
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/6 from  Uji  Island  (AS-067)
         on 11-15 April. QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JD_oga - JA2NQG  will  be  active  as  JD1AAI   from  Chichijima   (AS-031),
         Ogasawara on 9-17 April. He  will  operate  mainly  CW,  with  some
         activity  during  the  Japan  International  DX  Contest.  QSL  via
         JA2NQG. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Marcel, PD5MVH will be  active  as  PD5MVH/p  from  Ameland  Island
         (EU-038) on 5-19 April. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  [TNX
         DX Newsletter]
S7     - Wolfgang, OE1MWW to be active  as  S79WK  from  the  Seychelles  in
         April. On 6-11 and 19-25 April he  will  be  on  Praslin  and  Mahe
         respectively (both count for AF-024); on 12-19  April  he  will  be
         maritime mobile while cruising around the islands. He will  operate
         CW, SSB and PSK31 during his evenings. QSL via home call.
S7     - Pascal, F5JSD will be active  holiday  style  as  S79SD  from  Mahe
         (AF-024), Seychelles on 15-25 April. He will operate mainly  CW  on
         40-10 metres (and  possibly  6m)  during  his  local  mornings  and
         evenings. In  the  Seychelles  the  allocated  portion  of  40m  is
         7050-7100 kHz, so while operating CW  he  will  be  listening  down
         (around 7030). QSL via F5JSD, bureau preferred.  All  of  the  QSOs
         will be uploaded to LoTW when he returns home. [TNX F5NQL]
VK9L   - Preparations  for  the  2014  Lagunaria  DX  Group   13-29  October
         DXpedition to Lord Howe Island [425DXN 1887] are ongoing.  Michael,
         DL6MHW has joined the group, which now includes 16  operators.  Two
         callsigns have been issued: for the standard  DXpedition  operation
         they will use VK9DLX, while during the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest  they
         will use VK9LM (in memory of DJ5CQ, SK since 1995, who  was  active
         from Lord Howe Island with  this  callsign  several  times  in  the
         1980s and 1990s). Lord Howe  can  be  reached  by  plane,  but  the
         transport capacities on the flight are stricly limited to 14kg  per
         person. Most of the equipment will have to be shipped from  Germany
         to the island by sea freight, and donations to  help  offset  those
         costs  are  gratefully  accepted.  See  www.lordhowe2014.org    for
         further information and updates.
VP5   -  Steve, VE3OC will be active again as VP5/VE3OC from Providenciales,
         Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 9-14 April. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, paper
         QSLs go direct only to his home call.

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

CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The fourth 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 19-20 April. 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] 

DXCC NEWS ---> 9X0HP (Rwanda, 2013 operation) has  been  approved  for  DXCC
credit. If had this rejected  in  a  recent  application,  send  a  note  to
bmoore[@]arrl.org for an update to your record. Please note  the  submission
date and/or reference to help expedite recovery  of  the  information.  [TNX

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club,
the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur  radio  event  held
annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It  is
not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs  around  the  world  to  make
contacts with historic Marconi sites  using  HF  communications  techniques.
This year's event will be held on 26 April, from  00.00  UTC  through  23.59
UTC. Details, including information on the relevant Award  Certificates  and
the listing of participating stations, can be found at www.gb4imd.org.uk

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid-DX  Group  (www.intrepid-dx.com)  is
pleased to announce the recipient of the 2nd annual Intrepid  Spirit  Award,
made  in  memory  of  James  McLaughlin,  WA2EWE/T6AF    (killed   in  Kabul
Afghanistan, on 27 April  2011).  This  year's  award  goes  to  Eric  Hall,
K9GY/T6MO, to recognize his "outstanding  efforts  to  activate  Afghanistan
during his tour  of  duty  as  a  US  Army  reservist,  making  over  41,000
contacts. We acknowledge Eric's pursuit  of  operating  excellence  and  his
quest to activate the rare and often dangerous entities". The award will  be
presented by David Collingham, K3LP at the Dayton Hamvention  DX  Dinner  on
16 May. [Paul S. Ewing N6PSE, President, The Intrepid-DX Group]

IOTA: NEW GROUPS ---> The key event at IOTA's 50th  Anniversary  Convention,
to be held from 4 to 6 July,  will  be  the  announcement  of  10  new  IOTA
groups, the first new tranche to be added since year 2000. Two of  these  10
will be  left  for  final  decision  at  the  Convention  on  the  basis  of
evidence-supported  representations  made  in  person  by    delegates.  All
additions to the list will conform with IOTA rules amended in  a  minor  way
in the new IOTA Directory to be published in  early  May.  It  is  envisaged
that much of the discussion between DXpeditioners attending  the  Convention
will be on their plans to activate these new groups  and  achieve  that  NEW
ONE badge. Join this exciting occasion by enrolling for  the  Convention  on
www.rsgbevents.org where the special discount price for attendance has  been
extended to 30 April. Decisions taken will be  notified  on  the  RSGB  IOTA
website after the Convention. [TNX G3KMA]

OC-219 ---> Budi, YF1AR and Adhi,  YB3MM  have  uploaded  to  Club  Log  the
YF1AR/8 and YB3MM/8 logs for their recent operation from IOTA group  OC-219.
OQRS is available for both of them.

POSTAL RATES (CANADA) ---> Effective 31  March,  the  new  base  prices  for
standard letter items up to 30g are CAD 1.20 (for destinations  in  the  US)
and CAD 2.50 (international). Stamps are subject  to  taxes  that  can  vary
from Province to Province. Actual rates can be calculated through the  "Find
a Rate" on-line service provided by Canada Post (www.canadapost.ca).

QSL A41OO ---> Effective 1 April 2014, NI5DX is no longer  the  QSL  manager
for A41OO. Cards should be sent to A61BK: Khalid  Khamis,  P.O.  Box  19037,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

VK9MT ---> After two full days of setting up equipment, VK9MT became  active
from Mellish Reef with five stations at 04.34 UTC on 30 March. 
Operations  might  stop  earlier  than  planned  due   to    severe  weather
conditions. It is extremely windy  on  the  island,  with  occasional  heavy
rain. "We will remain on the island for at least 18 more  hours",  the  team
announced at 02.50 UTC (12.50 Mellish Reef time) on 4  April.  "The  skipper
is watching the weather maps. He'll reassess the situation tomorrow  morning
and make a decision". 
At 11.30 UTC the team reported that while the  generators,  the  radios  and
the amplifiers "are doing well", they "experienced antenna  damage  and  are
reassessing the antenna situation".  They  are  "on  a  different  operating
plan, with frequent breaks because of the weather. You will hear us QRX  for
up to an hour, then return". Under the circumstances, requests for  specific
geographic/band operation will be almost impossible to fulfill.
Logsearch is up and running on  Club  Log.  Any  logging  issues  should  be
directed to the QSL manager (M0URX). He expects to upload the  full  log  to
LoTW as soon as the certificate has been granted.

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations  W1AW/1  from  Massachusetts
and W1AW/4 from Virginia to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on  9  April
until 23.59 UTC on the 15th. In  addition,  W1AW/KP4  will  be  active  from
Puerto Rico during the same time frame. Complete  information  on  the  ARRL
Centennial QSO Party can be found at www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8FQ       K5XK        GW9T        GW6NLP      PJ4DX       M0URX
3B8MM       DL6UAA      H2T         5B4XF       PR5D        PY5DC
3B9FR       M0OXO       HB14SAF     HB9ACA      PS2T        K3IRV
3D2FJ       K0UU        HC1GVT      KK4GV       PV2P        PY2DY
3G1B        HA1AG       HC2AO       RC5A        PV7M        PT7ZT
3G3O        CE3OP       HC2SL       HD2A        PW5G        PP5VB
3Z50AYP     SP7DQR      HC8ART      UA4WHX      PX2C        M0OXO
4H1T        DU1IVT      HF15NATO    SP1EG       PX2F        PY2PT
4L0A        EA7FTR      HF1MTGB     SP9PBH      PX5E        AI4U
4M5W        IT9DAA      HG0R        HA0NAR      R1961G      RK3LO
4O7TC       UA3TCJ      HG1A        HA1ZN       RI1ANC      RN1ON
4S7KKG      DC0KK       HG1T        HA1TNX      RI1ANP      RN1ON
4U4F        S57DX       HG7T        HA7TM       RI1ANT      RW1AI
4V1JR       W3HNK       HG8R        HA8JV       S567O       S50E
4X0A        4X1VF       HH2/N5JC    N5JR        SI9AM       SM3TIR
5B4AIF      EB7DX       HK1NA       K6IPM       SJ2W        SM2LIY
5B4AJC      UA3DX       HK1R        K6IPM       SK3W        SM5DJZ
5E5E        W7EJ        HK1T        EA5KB       SK6AW       SM6PPS
5J0X        N7QT        HK1X        EA7FTR      SN2M        SP2XF
5V7BJ       F5AOW       HK3TK       F5CWU       SN8B        SP8CUR
5V7MP       F5MVB       HP1RN       IZ8CLM      SN8W        SP8CUW
5W0CW       VK2ACH      HR2WW       KD4POJ      SN95ZSO     SP3PGR
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HS0ZKX      W2EN        SO2O        SQ2GXO
5Z4T        EA4YK       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      SO4R        SP4PND
7P8Z        ZS4TX       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      SO9Q        SP9QMP
8P2K        KU9C        IB2A        I2PJA       SO9T        SQ9ORQ
8P5A        NN1N        IB9T        IT9TQH      SP0CFF      SP2FAP
8P6DR       G3RWL       II2E        IK2FTB      SP8R        SP8YB
8S0C        SM0MPV      II2S        IZ2FOS      SP9YFF      SP9WAN
9A18RBM     9A4J        II4AA       IQ4FA       SX8PSR      SV8GXQ
9A73P       9A2NA       II4I        IZ4ZZB      SX8V        SV1JG
9A8M        9A3JB       II4K        IZ4AMS      SZ3P        SV3CYL
9A90Z       9A3JB       II5P        IZ5PXX      T32AZ       KH6QJ
9H5G/C6A    NI5DX       II9P        IT9CHU      T32TM       K8NA
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       IO3X        IV3JCC      T32TV       KH6CG
9M2SM       9M2GET      IO5O        IK5RLP      T42R        EA7FTR
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      IR2R        IZ2EWR      T6DD        4O4A
A41OF       A61BK       IR4M        I4IFL       T6EU        AK4JK
A73A        A71A        IR5A        IK5AFJ      T6MH        W2GR
A91WMD      IZ8CLM      IR6T        IK6VXO      T6RH        NI5DX
AH0YL       JP3AYQ      IR9W        IW0HBY      T6T         RW6HS
AL1G        AC7DX       IR9Z        IT9VCE      T88IK       JF1LUT
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       IY1GMS      IK1SPR      T88TY       JA8JTZ
B1W         BA1GA       J28NC       F5RQQ       T88WZ       JA8JTZ
B4L         BA4EG       J400EG      SV2HTI      TC3D        TA3D
B7M         BG7LHY      J43TR       SV3DCX      TC3P        TA3X
B7P         BA4EG       J52HF       I3LDP       TI5M        TI2JCY
C4A         5B4KH       J79DB       DB4BJ       TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
C91GBA      EA4GBA      JW4OFA      LA4OFA      TJ3TS       PA3249
CE1TT       EA5KB       JW7XM       LA7XM       TM0R        F5GGL
CE3CT       EA5KB       JW8G        LA8G        TM0T        F4DXW
CN2AA       UA2FM       JW9GY       LA9GY       TM6M        F4DXW
CN2CL       CT1QP       JY5MM       IK2DUW      TM7F        F6KRC
CN2PM       UA2FM       JY9FC       E73Y        TM850CS     F6FNA
CN2TX       UA2FM       KH2KY       JA1MFR      TM8A        F8DVD
CN8YZ       6K5YPD      KH7XX       EB7DX       TO4C        M0OXO
CO6HLP      EA7FTR      KH7Y        EA5GL       TO5NED      F5NED
CQ3L        DJ6QT       KP4BD       NP3O        TO7BC       DL7BC
CQ7A        CT1DSV      KP4ROS      NP3O        TR8CA       F6CBC
CQ8X        OH2BH       L33M        LU3MAM      TZ6BB       W3HNK
CR2T        CU2AF       L73D        EA5KB       UK8OA       UK8OM
CR3A        EA5GL       LI3C        LA9DFA      UK8OWW      UK8OM
CR6T        CT1ESV      LM1814      LA2G        UK8ZC       RW6HS
CS2C        OK1RF       LN1K        LA1K        UN3M        EA7FTR
CV3D        CX2ABC      LO5D        LU8EOT      UP0L        DL8KAC
CW30A       CX2ABC      LP1H        EA5KB       UP2L        UA9AB
CW5W        CX6VM       LQ5H        EA5KB       V31MA       M0OXO
CX2TQ       IK2DUW      LQ7E        EA5KB       V55A        M0OXO
D2EB        IZ3ETU      LR0DX       EA5KB       V73NS       W3HNK
D3AA        UA1QV       LT1F        AC7DX       VB7R        VA7AAA
D44TEG      HB9EBT      LU1FAM      AC7DX       VC6R        VE6SV
D4C         IZ4DPV      LU4ZS       LU4DXU      VC6Z        VE6BF
DA0HEL      DF6QC       LZ111RF     LZ1YE       VE2CSI      M0URX
DJ60DXMB    DL7UXG      LZ5K        LZ1RAY      VK6ARI      VK6HZ
DK40ECH     DL4MDO      LZ5R        LZ1YQ       VK9MT       M0URX
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      LZ5X        LZ1DCW      VP2EC       N5AU
DR800BI     DL1YFF      LZ60KSP     LZ1JZ       VP2VAK      SP9FIH
E750EBL     E77E        M4D         G4ATA       VP8DBR      G0SWC
E7A         E77E        M8C         G4DFI       WP2Z        KU9C
EA8/WP3A    NP3O        MM2N        MM0GPZ      WP3C        W3HNK
EA9KB       EA7FTR      MS0OXE      M0URX       XP1A        OZ1ACB
EA9LZ       EA5KB       NH2KY       JR3QFB      XT2IVU      JA3IVU
ED1R        EC1KR       NH6P        KH7Y        XT2VWT      JA3VWT
ED5K        EA5RKB      NH7A        F5VHJ       XV2RZ       OH4MDY
ED9K        EA7LS       NH7O        EA5GL       XV5HS       EA5ZD
EE3A        EA3ATM      NP4A        W3HNK       XW0YJY      E21EIC
EE5T        EA5URT      OA4SS       KB6J        YB0ECT      W2FB
EE7Y        EA7ISH      OD5/EA1CYK  EA7LS       YB0JS       W4JS
EE8E        EB7DX       OD5ZZ       NI5DX       YB0MWM      IK2DUW
EF1W        EA1WS       OE6V        OE6WIG      YL2014J     YL3DJ
EF7X        EA7PP       OE6Z        OE6CLD      YP7P        YO7LFV
EH1CM       EA1RKA      OG0Z        W0MM        YP8T        YO8KGA
EH1GRG      EA1OK       OG1D        OH1JD       YP9L        YO9GJY
EH5HCO      EA5GUQ      OG73X       OH8LQ       YP9W        YO9WF
EI1A        PA3249      OG90AA      OH8AA       YR88CV      YO7KAJ
EI7M        EI6HB       OH9A        OH1NOA      YV4NN       EA5HRT
EI8GQB      PA3249      OL4A        OK1DSX      YW5T        YV5JBI
EM200FT     UX0FF       OM150JM     OM7AX       ZC4MIS      AG6IP
EM200GT     UR8GX       OU4ZZ       DL4ZZ       ZF1A        K6AM
EM90WF      UR5WA       OY4TN       M0URX       ZF2DX       K0DEQ
EO90WF      US5WE       P29FR       I2RFJ       ZM1A        ZL3CW
ES9C        ES5RY       P29LL       EA7FTR      ZM90DX      M0OXO
ET3AA       N2OO        P29NO       EA5GL       ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
EX7ML       RW6HS       P33W        UA3DX       ZR9C        EA7FTR
FK8CE       LZ1JZ       P40W        N2MM        ZV2K        PY2SHF
FM1HN       NI5DX       P49Y        AE6Y        ZV5WPX      PP5JR
FR4NT       F4DXW       PA6USA      PA7DA       ZW8T        PS8HF
FR5DZ       F6CXV       PC73X       PC1EMR      ZX2F        PY2FN
FW5JJ       F5RXL       PG6G        PA3GVI      ZY2B        PY2UD
G2F         G8HDK       PH2014NSS   PA3EFR      ZZ2T        PY2MNL
G9V         M0PCB       PH65PH      PA7HPH      ZZ5T        PY3OZ
GS0NWM      M0URX       PJ2T        W3HNK       ZZ5Z        PP5JAK

9N7AA    Andy Gromov, P.O. Box 873, Brooklyn NY 11230, USA
BP0P     A.R.T., P.O. Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan
C7A      Vienna International Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 200, 1400 Wien,
GT8IOM   Island Radio Club, Fairfield, Jurby Road, Lezayre, Ramsey, Isle of
         Man, IM7 2EB, United Kingdom
I3LDP    Lucio Bresciani, Via Locchi 29, 37124 Verona VR, Italy
KH6CG    Stan Schwartz, P.O. Box 25756, Honolulu HI 96825, USA
M0URX    Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, CV8 1SF, United Kingdom
OA1F     Elena P. Moran, c/ Luis de Requesens 4/A 3 A, 15406 Ferrol (A
         Coruna), Spain
OH4MDY   Reijo Laitinen, Mantytie 13, FI-76940 Nenonpelto, Finland
PA3249   Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
SZ7SER   R.A.A.S., P.O. Box 1063, 621 10 Serres, Greece
SZ8LSV   Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean, P.O. Box 46, 811 00 Mytilene,
UA2F     Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker Str, 35041 Marburg, Germany
UK8OM    Mike Mejlumov, Oina Jahon 2, Namangan 160133, Uzbekistan


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