425 DX News issue #1236

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10 January 2015                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1236
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

7Q     - Karl, DK2WV will be active again  as  7Q7VW  from  Malawi  from  26
         January to 6 February. He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres. QSL  via
C5     - Everything is on schedule for the  C5X  DXpedition  to  the  Gambia
         starting on 15 January through to the 26th [425DXN 1227]. With  two
         high-power stations, the team (G3VMW, G3XAQ, G3XTT and M0PCB)  will
         be QRV on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and  a  little  PSK31/63.  As
         the public beach area is not suitable for  VDAs,  antennas  include
         two Spiderbeams on the five HF bands and  dipoles  at  good  height
         for the lower bands. "We have not specified any TX  frequencies  by
         band", Steve G3VMW says,  "and  will  always  try  to  avoid  other
         DXpeditions that may be active. However, we will always work  split
         frequency, listening uo, normally between 1 to 5  kHz".  They  will
         also "make frequent checks on our TX frequency, and  if  necessary,
         move a few kHz lower or higher to clear the  QRM".  QSL  via  M0OXO
         (preferably through the OQRS at www.m0oxo.com); the  logs  will  be
         uploaded daily to Club Log and LoTW. [TNX G3VMW]
EP     - Announced frequencies for the  EP6T  expedition  [425DXN  1235]  to
         Kish Island (AS-166) are:
         SSB    3763, 7083, 14183, 18143, 21283, 24953, 28493
         CW     1823.5, 3503, 7013, 10123, 14033, 18083, 21013, 24903, 28033
         RTTY   7042, 10136, 14082, 18102, 21082, 24922, 28082
         QSL  via  M0URX and  LoTW "at the  earliest opportunity"; OQRS  for
         direct and bureau cards on www.m0urx.com and Logsearch on Club Log.
         The website for the DXpedition is at www.rockall.be.
FJ     - Gene, N9SW  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  FJ/N9SW  from  St
         Barthelemy (NA-146) on 17-25 January. He will operate mainly CW  on
         40-6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
FK0    - "Along with the skipper  of  'Evohe'  we  developed  our  tentative
         sailing  schedule",  the  Perseverance  DX  Group  [425DXN    1221]
         announced on 3 January. The equipment will be shipped  to  Auckland
         (New Zealand), where the boat will be loaded and sail  for  Noumea,
         (New Caledonia) on 17 September. The  team  expects  to  reach  the
         Chesterfield  Islands  on  1  October,  and  to  be  QRV  as   TX3X
         (requested callsign) on 2-12 October.  At  the  moment  the  roster
         includes seven operators (HA5AO, K5GS,  K6GFJ,  K6TD,  W1SRD,  W2LK
         and  WA6O),  and  others   will    be    added.    Please    e-mail
         chesterfield[@]pdxg.net if interested  in  joining  the  team.  The
         preliminary budget for this DXpedition is around USD  150,000.  The
         complete press release and other information  (QSLling  policy  and
         management, operating plan, instructions on how to donate)  can  be
         found at http://chesterfield2015.pdxg.net/. The  team  also  has  a
         Facebook page  at  https://www.facebook.com/chesterfield2015.  [TNX
KH8    - Zorro, JH1AJT will be active holiday style  as  KH8Z  from  Tutuila
         (OC-045), American Samoa on 12-19 January. He will  operate  mainly
         SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via JH1AJT, direct or bureau. [TNX JA1TRC]
P2     - Norbert, DH1NK will be working at  Finschhafen,  Papua  New  Guinea
         (OC-034) between 15 January and 15 June. In his spare time he  will
         be QRV as P29NK on 80, 40,  20,  17,  12  and  10  metres  SSB  and
         Pactor. QSL via DH1NK, bureau preferred. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - The Aroeira DX Group will be  active  as  PS06J  on  11-16  January
         during the VI Scout National Jamboree. Look  for  activity  on  80,
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY  and  PSK.  QSL  via  PR7JP.
         [TNX PS7DX]
TA     - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team  is  active  as  TC150ITU  on
         until 31 January and again  on  1-30  May.  As  usual  with  TCSWAT
         operations, all of the QSOs will  be  confirmed  automatically  via
         the bureau and LoTW.
TA     - Commemorating the 100th anniversary  of  the  Battle  of  Gallipoli
         during World War I, TA1CM is active  as  TC100GLB  from  1  January
         until 30 April.  He  operates  SSB  and  digital  modes  on  160-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
TG     - Dwight, VE7BV will  be  active  holiday  style  as  TG9/VE7BV  from
         Guatemala from 22 January to 17 February. He will  operate  CW  and
         SSB on "20, 17 and 15 metres at least". QSL via home  call,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 20 January to 1 March. He  will  be  QRV  on  SSB  on
         160-6  metres  SSB;  his  wife  Cathy  (W5HAM)  will  also  operate
         occasionally as V47HAM. All QSLs via W5JON (direct only) and  LoTW.
         [TNX NG3K]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) from 30 January to 1 February. Usually he  operates
         CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
         Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org
XW     - Ken, K4ZW will  be  active  again  as  XW4ZW  from  Laos  on  23-30
         January. Plnas are to focus on the low bands. QSL via K1SE,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The December  2014  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon  is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ  zones  during  the  calendar  year.  The  2015  edition
sterted at 00.00 UTC on 1 January and will end at 23.59 UTC on 31  December.
The deadline for log submission for the 2014 DX Marathon is  10  January  at
2359Z. Complete details can be found at www.dxmarathon.com.

CQ HALLS OF FAME ---> The CQ DX Hall of Fame (started in 1967)  and  the  CQ
Contest Hall of Fame (started in 1986) recognize  those  amateurs  who  have
made major contributions to  DXing  and  contesting,  respectively.  The  CQ
Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (started in 2001) recognizes those who have  made
major contributions to amateur radio as a  whole,  and  radio  amateurs  who
have made major contributions to  society  at  large.  Nominations  for  the
Halls of Fame  must  be submitted  by 1 March; instructions can be found  on

will be held on 15 May, followed by the 23rd Contest  Dinner  on  the  16th.
Both the events will take place at  the  Crowne  Plaza  Hotel.  Tickets  are
available  on  http://topbanddinner.com  and  on    http://contestdinner.com

FARALLON ISLANDS ---> K6F was active for a very short time on 20 metres  SSB
from the Farallon Islands (NA-178) on 6 January  [425DXN  1235].  "Sorry  it
was    such    a    short    operation",     K6EWN     says    on   Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/K6Fislands). "The work we  came  out  to  do  took
more time than expected, thus shortening our play time". QSL via W6TCP.

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's  annual  Most  Wanted  Survey  was
conducted in September-October 2014 [425DXN 1218]. The top 10 DXCC  Entities
1.  P5     North Korea        
2.  KP1    Navassa Island     
3.  3Y     Bouvet Island      
4.  FT5W   Crozet Isls        
5.  VK0    Heard Island       
6.  BS7H   Scarborough Reef   
7.  VP8    South Sandwich Isls
8.  FT5T   Tromelin Island    
9.  KH5K   Kingman Reef       
10. KH5    Palmyra            
Eight out of ten places are occupied by the same DXCC  Entities  listed  for
2013 and 2012, in four  cases  with  just  a  slight  varition  in  ranking.
Tromelin Island is still listed, because the survey  closed  on  15  October
and FT4TA became active on the 30th. Marion Island was in 8th place and  now
has moved down to the 19th (thanks to  the  activities  by  ZS8C,  ZS8Z  and
ZS8A); Amsterdam and St. Paul was in 4th place and now -  not  surprisingly,
after FT5ZM - is no longer listed among the 100 Most  Wanted  Entities.  ZS8
and FT5Z have been replaced by Kingman Reef  and  Palmyra  &  Jarvis,  which
last year were in 12th and 11th place  respectively.  The  100  Most  Wanted
listing  can   be  found   on  http://www.dxpub.net/MOST-WANTED-SURVEY.html.
Breakdowns  are  published  in  the  January/February  2015 issue  of The DX
Magazine  ("I  was  not  able to provide some  of  the breakdowns as in past
years  due to a computer malfunction", N4AA  says. "Some  of  the  data  was
corrupted and was not retrievable").

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 12,441  cards
for the ten Most  Wanted  DXCC  Entities  (2004-14),  the  61  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes,  stations  from  Maghreb  from  1945  to  1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations  commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the  Pacific  Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970),  pre-1945  countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a  gallery  for  cards  not  accepted  by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA]

VK0EK ---> A comprehensive FAQ page  has  been  addedd  to  the  2015  Heard
Island DXpedition  website  (http://vk0ek.org/faq/).  Radio  operations  are
expected to be conducted approximately  from  22  November  to  8  December.
After the stay on Heard Island, there are plans for the team  to  visit  and
be QRV from Kerguelen for 3-4 days, "assuming permits can be obtained".

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS  AND  GRANTS  --->  In  2008  The  Yasme  Foundation
(www.yasme.org) established the Yasme Excellence Awards, to  be  awarded  to
individuals  who,  through  their  own  service,  creativity,    effort  and
dedication, have made a  significant  contribution  to  amateur  radio.  The
contribution  may  be  in   recognition    of    technical,    operating  or
organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio  to
grow and prosper. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the form of a cash  grant
and  an  individually-engraved  crystal  globe.  The   latest    recipients,
announced on 5 January, are:
- Kimo Chun,  KH7U,  for  his  20  years  of  behind-the-scenes  support  to
  DXpeditions  to  Pacific  entities,  including   logistics,  organization,
  equipment, local contacts and planning.
- Dick Flagg, AH6NM, for his years of working with the amateur radio on  the
  International Space Station (ARISS) and  Shuttle  Amateur Radio Experiment
  (SAREX) groups and in supporting NASA's  Radio Jove project, all  designed
  to introduce amateur  radio  to the public,  particularly students of  all
- Florin-Cristian Predescu, YO9CNU and Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, for their  work
  in organizing and promoting Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) and amateur radio
  youth activities.
The YASME Foundation also has made supporting grants to the following:
- the California Historical Radio Society, to fund the Maxwell  Library  and
  Maxwell Archives Room in support of Jim  Maxwell's,  W6CF  (SK) efforts to
  maintain the history of amateur radio.
- the Foundation for Amateur Radio, to be used in its scholarship programme.
- the International Amateur Radio  Union  Region  1,  in  support  of  youth
  activities in amateur radio
- Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, for providing web-based services to the amateur  radio
- IARU Region 1, earmarked for the support of  the  Egyptian  Radio  Amateur
  Society for Development (ERASD).
- the World Wide Radio  Operators  Foundation  (WWROF),  in  recognition  of
  their support for the Yasme Foundation and other amateur radio groups, its
  support of international radiosport activities, and for providing webinars
  to the amateur radio community.
- the ARRL Foundation, in support of its scholarship programme;
- the ARRL Second Century Campaign, for the support of amateur radio in  the
  next 100 years.

+ SILENT KEY + Renato Paramithiotti, I1XQ passed away on  6  January  at  93
years of age. A doyen of amateur radio in Italy, he had  been  licensed  for
more than seven decades.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
1A0C        IZ7KHR      DK65DARC    DF1QR       PP70FEB     PS7AB
3B8CW       NI5DX       DL0WRTC     DF1QR       PQ60ICN     PS7GL
3Z0WOSP     SP5ZRW      DL65DARC    DF1QR       PY0F/PP1CZ  PP1CZ
3Z0YL       SP9SX       DM700LSW    DH3FEN      R73RDA      RW3FB
3Z2015NY    SP6IEQ      DR50RRDXA   DJ6QT       R900BL      R1BAL
3Z50AYP     SP7DQR      DU1KA       NR6M        RI1ANZ      RN1ON
3Z85PZK     SP4JCP      DU3LA       N0QM        S01WS       EA2JG
3Z90IARU    SP6JIU      E50A        E51AND      SN3WOSP     SP3CGK
4L1HD       DL8KAC      EA6/G3SZU   M0OXO       SN40KRF     SP1KRF
4L8A        K1BV        EA6UN       EC6TK       SN85PZK     SP3POW
4O7CC       UA4CC       EG5RMC      EA5FIV      SN90IARU    SP1PMY
4X6TT       N4GNR       EI1100WD    EI2HZB      SO85PZK     SP9HQJ
5R8SV       G3SWH       EI30T       EI3CTB      SO90IARU    SQ6PWJ
5Z4FV       N3ZS        EM44WFF     UT4WA       SP85PZK     SP0PZK
6Y5JH       EA5GL       EX/HB9DUR   HB9DUR      SP90IARU    SP7AH
7Q7BP       G3MRC       EX2F        RW6HS       SQ0WOSP     SP7YLD
7S400K      SM7BHM      FG4NN       NI5DX       SQ85PZK     SP3KWA
7X2BDX      IK2DUW      FK8DD       NI5DX       SQ90IARU    SP7PTM
7X3WPL      7X3DL       FO/KK6BT    KE8G        SV9RNG      LZ1YE
9A88AA      9A2AA       G50FRS      G0YYY       T88HS       JA6KYU
9J2BO       G3TEV       HA60KWO     HA8LKM      T88KO       JS1OHI
9J2HN       JR2KDN      HC1WDT      W0OR        T88RR       JA6UBY
9K2GS       EA5KB       HE200GE     HB9AOF      T88SM       JA6EGL
9N1AA       N4AA        HF7SIEMA    SP7PTK      TC5OCK      TA5FA
9V1PW       JH4PHW      HF85PZK     SP7PGK      TI5/HB9FIH  DL3LAH
A41KJ       NI5DX       HF90IARU    SP1MGM      TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
A61QQ       IZ8CLM      HR1AAB      EA7FTR      TM400M      F1EOY
A71EM       EA7FTR      HR1RQF      EA7FTR      TM5CW       F5SJB
A82YOTA     OM2FY       HZ1BL       IZ8CLM      TX5W        KE8G
A92AA       IZ8CLM      HZ1FI       DL2RMC      VK8NSB      M0URX
AH0CO/KH8   JA0JHQ      J79MM       EI4JY       VP8ROT      GM0HCQ
AH2/AB2RF   JJ2RCJ      J79XBI      SM5DJZ      VP9/K4KGG   W3HNK
AH2Y        HL1IWD      JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      VU2RBQ      DJ9RB
C31CT       EA3QS       KL7SB       NI5DX       XU7TZG      ON7PP
C5YK        ON6EG       KP2BH       EB7DX       XV4Y        OK1DOT
C6ATS       NI5DX       LZ290MB     LZ1KCP      YP1989TM    YO2KQT
C98RF       DL6DQW      NP4A        W3HNK       YT0PUPIN    YT7WA
CX2AQ       EA5KB       NP4G        NP3O        YT90NS      YU7BPQ
CX7OV       EA5KB       OD5PY       KU9C        ZD9A        ZS1LS
CX9AU       EA5GL       OD5ZZ       NI5DX       ZF2DX       K0DEQ
D3AM        UA1QV       OG30OJ      OH3OJ       ZF2LC       W2SM
DG150ZRS    DL1MIL      P49X        W0YK        ZF2NT       G3SWH
DJ90IARU    DL2VFR      PH44ZU      PC4DX       ZV5WSC      PU2KKE

DL6DQW   Reinhard  Fendler, Waldteichstr. 34/21-15, 01468 Moritzburg OT
         Boxdorf, Germany
EA2JG    Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava), Spain
EI4JY    Aleksandr Labunskij, 100 Priory Court, Eden Gate, Delgany, Co.
         Wicklow, Ireland
GM0HCQ   Mike Gloistein, 27 Stormont Way, Scone, Perth, PH2 6SP, United
HB9DUR   Andrea Bianchi, Via Arbostra 23 E, 6963 Pregassona, Switzerland
IZ7KHR   Francesco Cozzi, Via Nazionale 8/o, 70128 Bari BA, Italy
JG7PSJ   Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
         Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
JR2KDN   Yuichi Yoshida, Kato Building 4F, Rokugaike-cho,  Kita-ku,
         Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 462-0002, Japan
KE8G     Jim Blanca, 11209 Sharon Drive, Parma, OH 44130, USA
ZS1LS    Allan Saul, P.O. Box 55206, Sunset Beach, 7435, South Africa


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