425 DX News issue #1239

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31 January 2015                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1239
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5Z     - Bertrand, DF3FS and Oli, DL9OLI will be active  as  5Z4/DF3FS  (CW)
         and 5Z4/DL9OLI (SSB) from Kenya from 16 February to 8  March.  They
         will be QRV on 80-10 metres. QSL via home calls (bureau) or  direct
         to DF3FS (for both callsigns). Bureau cards  can  be  requested  by
         e-mail, see www.df3fs.de/5z-2015/index.html for instructions.  [TNX
6Y     - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as 6Y2T from Jamaica (NA-097)  on  17-24
         February. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY,  and  will  participate
         in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via VE3DZ. [TNC NG3K]
9M2    - A large group of operators from the Melaka DX Club and  the  KL  DX
         Team will be active as  9M4SI  from  Indah  Island  (AS-074),  West
         Malaysia from around 6 UTC on 7 February until around 3 UTC on  the
         9th February. They will operate CW, SSB, PSK/RTTY on 40-10  metres.
         QSL direct to 9M2YOT (OQRS on Club log).
9Q     - The Italian DXpedition Team (Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO,  Angelo
         IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA, Stefano IK2HKT and Alfeo I1HJT,  plus  Mac
         JA3USA for one week) will be active as 9Q0HQ  from  the  Democratic
         Republic of the Congo [425DXN 1232] on 10-25 March.  They  will  be
         QRV with 3-4 stations  on  CW  (1826,  3530,  7025,  10115,  14030,
         18068, 21030, 24893, 28030, 50102 kHz),  SSB  (3780,  7103,  14270,
         18155, 21310, 24975, 28420, 50123 kHz)  and  RTTY (14087 kHz).  QSL
         for  this activity  only via I2YSB (direct).  Further  information,
         survey, logsearch and OQRS can be found  at  www.i2ysb.com/idt. The
         pilot stations will be IK7JWY and IK0FTA (for 6m); dedicated  forum
         on www.hamradioweb.net.
9V     - Singaporean special prefixes S61 and 9V50, followed  by  the  usual
         callsign's prefix (e.g. S61PW for  9V1PW  and  9V50YC  for  9V1YC),
         will be in use until 31 December to celebrate the 50th  anniversary
         of the Republic of Singapore. As of 22 January  approved  callsigns
         are  9V50AN,  9V50DE,  9V50FJ,  9V50JA,  9V50PN,  9V50QQ,   9V50RM,
         9V50RN, 9V50WD, 9V50XB, 9V50XX, 9V50YC,  S61KK,  S61PW  and  S61TT.
         QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX 9V1PW]
C6     - Bob N4BP (C6AKQ), Tim N4UM (C6ARU) and Mike K4RUM (C6AUM)  will  be
         active from Grand Bahama  (NA-080)  on  9-24  February.  C6AUM  and
         C6AKQ will be primarily on CW, while C6ARU  will  be  primarily  on
         digital modes. QSL direct to home calls.
D4     - Henning, OZ1BII will be active as D44EE from  Sao  Tiago  (AF-005),
         Cape Verde on 19-24 February (www.oz1bii.dk/dx-d44ee.htm). He  will
         operate CW only on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the  ARRL
         DX CW Contest. QSL via OZ1BII,  direct  or  bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
         Log), LoTW and eQSL.
EI    -  In  celebration  of  the  150th  anniversary  of  the International
         Telecommunication  Union,  the  Irish  Radio  Transmitters  Society
         (IRTS) has  been  issued  special  callsign  EI150ITU  for  use  by
         amateur stations in Ireland throughout 2015. QSL via EI6AL.
F      - A Belgian team (ON4PQ, ON5HC, ON7PQ,  ON7USB  and  ON8AZ)  will  be
         active as TM5U from Brehat Island (EU-074) on 10-15  May.  QSL  via
         ON8AZ, direct or bureau. They will  operate  SSB,  CW  and  digital
         modes on 80-10 metres, plus 160 and 6 if conditions allow. QSL  via
         ON8AZ, direct or  bureau.  Logsearch  and  further  information  at
FG     - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from  Guadeloupe
         (NA-102) from 6 February to 16 March. He will be on 2m EME and  TEP
         but also on 160 metres and the HF bands. QSL via F1DUZ,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
GJ     - Rich, M5RIC will be active as MJ5RIC from Jersey (EU-013) on  11-16
         February,  with  a  focus  on  30,  17  and  12  metres.  He   will
         participate in the CQ WW  WPX  RTTY  Contest  (14-15  February)  as
         MJ7C.  QSL  for  both  callsigns via M0OXO. [TNX NG3K]
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan,  Honduras
         from 20 February to 14 May. He will operate CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         all    bands.    QSL    via       F6AJA;        logsearch        on
         http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
KH0    - Sean, EI2CR will be active again as KH0/EI2CR from Saipan  (OC-086)
         on 4-7 February. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
KH2    - Look for Fusa, KH2/JR3CNQ and Take, KH2/JS6RRR to  be  active  from
         Guam (OC-026) on 19-23 March. They plan to be QRV on  160-6  metres
         CW, SSB, FM and maybe RTTY. QSL via home calls (bureau preferred).
P4     - Jack, WX3P will be active as P40JP  from Aruba  (SA-036)  on  14-19
         February. He will operate QRP on 40-10 metres. QSL via  home  call.
         [TNX WX3P]
PA     - Commemorating the 70th anniversary of  Operation  Veritable  during
         World War II, special event station PA70OV will be  active  on  6-8
         February. QSL via the bureau  (preferred),  or  direct  to  PA3ETC.
         Further information can be found at www.pa2p.nl/pa70ov/
PA     - Frank  (PC2D),  Arnold  (PD2C),  Rudi  (PA4UNX),  Gerard   (PA7CW),
         Monique (DO3MKT)  and  William  (DO3WKS)  will  be  active  Ameland
         Island (EU-038) on 13-16 February. They will operate SSB and CW  on
         160-10 metres, and will participate in the Dutch  PACC  Contest  as
         PC2D.  Outside  the  contest  they  will  use   their    individual
         callsigns. See qrz.com for QSL information. [TNX PA7CW]
PJ2    - Sascha, DH6TJ will be active as  PJ2/DH6TJ  from  Curacao  (SA-099)
         from 5 February to 30 March. He will operate SSB on 20, 15, and  10
         metres. QSL via LoTW or direct only to home call.
PY     - PS7AB will be active as PQ70FEB  on  1-28  February.  This  special
         callsign's suffix stands for Forca Expedicionaria  Brasileira,  the
         Brazilian Expeditionary Force  that  fought  alongside  the  Allied
         powers in Italy during World War II. He will  operate  SSB  on  40,
         20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PS7AB,  direct  or  bureau,  LoTW
         and e QSL.
PY     - Look for PR5P (QSL via PT2OP), PR5X  (QSL  via  PT7WA)  and  ZW5WIM
         (QSL via PU5IKE) to be active from Ilha da Paz  (SA-027)  on  19-23
         February. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
TI9    - The operators for the 16-23 February  DXpedition  to  Cocos  Island
         (NA-012) [425DXN 1230] are Dom/3Z9DX, Dmitri/RA9USU, Przemek/SP8SIW
         and  Jorge/TI2HMJ.  They  will be  active  as  TI9/3Z9DX  with  two
         stations  on 160-10  metres CW, SSB and RTTY.  There might  be also
         some  activity  on 6 metres.  QSL via  3Z9DX (OQRS  for  direct and
         bureau  cards  on Club Log). Further  information  can be found  on
UA2F   - Special callsigns UE2AT (QSL via R1BAL), UE2BF  (QSL  via  RA2FDX),
         UE2GC (QSL via RA2FU), UE2IT (QSL via UA2FR), UE2MW (QSL via  UC2K)
         and UE2SK (QSL via UF2F) will be active from Kaliningrad  until  25
         April to commemorate the 70th  anniversary  of  the  East  Prussian
         Offensive and the Battle of Konigsberg during World  War  II.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
VK     - Christian EA3NT, Chris VK3FY and  Tim  VK4HFO  will  be  active  as
         VK7FG  from  Flinders  Island  (OC-195)  on  6-9  March.  QSL   via
         M0OXO(OQRS on www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/: please note  that  bureau  cards
         must be requested through the  OQRS,  and  not  sent  to  the  RSGB
         bureau]. [TNX M0OXO]
VK9L   - OH1TV and OH2YY will  be  active  (callsign  TBA)  from  Lord  Howe
         Island (OC-004) on 22-28 February. They  will  operate  mainly  SSB
         with some CW with two stations  on  40-6  metres.  QSL  via  OH2YY,
         direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
W      - W9SMR, KC9UR, W2DEN and  N2RDX  will  be  active  as  W9SMR/4  from
         Gasparilla Island (NA-069) at Boca  Grande  Lighthouse  for  a  few
         hours (13-23 UTC) on 9 February. They will operate SSB and  digital
         modes on 40-10 metres. QSL direct to W9SMR,  LoTW  and  eQSL.  [TNX
W      - Members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate as K6PV/6  from  Santa
         Catalina Island (NA-066) on from 25 February to 1 March. They  plan
         to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and maybe PSK31 on 160-10 metres. QSL  via
         K6PV. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM has been active as YB3MM/8 from Sailusa  Besar,  Tengah
         Islands (OC-247) since 28 January. He will be there until  the  UTC
         evening of the 31st, with main activity on 20  and  15  metres  SSB
         and CW. See www.yb3mm.com for QSLling options.
YB     - Emmanuel, F5LIT will be active on 20-10 metres  as  YB9/F5LIT  from
         the island of Bali (OC-022) on 4-17 February. QSL  via  home  call,
         direct only. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
ZD8    - DJ9KH, DK9BDN and DL6KAC will all be active as ZD8D from  Ascension
         Island (AF-003) from 2 February to 6 March. They will  operate  CW,
         RTTY and SSB on 160-6 metres, with a focus on  160-40  metres.  QSL
         via DL9HO. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7    - Alain, F8FUA will be active as ZL7/F8FUA from the  Chatham  Islands
         (OC-038) on 7-13 February. He will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY  when
         time permits. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]

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

EP6T ---> Club Log's statistics for EP6T show 68,046 QSOs (34199  CW,  28355
SSB and 5492 RTTY) made with 16,780 unique callsigns from 15.05  UTC  on  16
January until 03.08 UTC on  the  27th.  The  entire  log  has  been  already
uploaded to LoTW, and QSL requests are  being  pre-processed  while  waiting
for the Cards to be printed. Please use M0URX's Online QSL  Request  Service
(www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) for either direct and bureau cards (do not send  cards
to the RSGB bureau).

K5LBU ---> Charles "Frosty"  Frost,  K5LBU  -  well  known  for  his  annual
expeditions to Africa (3DA0CF, 7P8CF, A25CF, C91CF) - is in critical  health
conditions.  A  fund  has  been  set  up    for    his    medical  expenses:


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4A5XX,  4W/N1YC,  4W/NB3MM,  5R8M,
5W0AF, 5Z4/JH0CJH, 7N2JZT/6  (AS-047),  7QNL,  8R1A,  9M6NA,  9N7BM,  A41KJ,
BD1RX,  BY4AA/4  (AS-136),  BY4IB  (AS-146),  C21GC,  C6AYL,   CO6LC,  DX8DX
(OC-188), EG2INT (EU-134), FK8IK, FM5WD, FR/F5MNW, GJ8DX, HB0/DL2SBY,  HI8A,
HI8RV,  HQ3W  (NA-160),  HR9/WQ7R,  J48TSL  (EU-060),  J6/AA4W,   J6/DL7VOG,
OC0I, OD5ZZ, OX/OZ1LXJ,  P4/W6HGF,  PJ2/DL1NX,  PJ6/K4UEE,  PJ7PK  (NA-247),
RI0F  (AS-062),  RI1ANC,  S01WS,  SU0ERA,  SV2ASP/A,  T30D,    T88HZ,  TC0MI
(AS-201), TI5/N3KS, UN8LYA,  V63YY  (OC-010),  V6P,  V6T  (OC-132),  VK9DLX,
VK9EC,  VK9EX,  VK9LM,  VP9/K4KGG,  VU4CB   (AS-033),    VY0/RK0BWW/p,  XR2T
(SA-086),  XX9R  (AS-075),  YB4IR/8  (OC-157),  YB4IR/8  (OC-224),   YB8XM/p
(OC-076, OC-070, OC-224), YB9KA (OC-150), YN5Z, Z21DXI, ZD8JR, ZK3Q.


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