425 DX News issue #1241

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14 February 2015                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1241
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3X     - Michael, PA5M expects to be active again as 3XY5M from  Guinea  for
         the next couple of months, until around 10 April. He  will  be  QRV
         in his free time, typically  during  his  evening  hours.  QSL  via
         PA7FM. [TNX The Daily DX]
4U1ITU - The   International   Amateur   Radio  Club   of  ITU  HQ  (4U1ITU,
         www.itu.int/radioclub) was active as  4U0ITU  on  13  February  for
         World  Radio  Day,  which  also  marked  the  kick-off   for    the
         celebrations  of  the  150th  anniversary  of  the    International
         Telecommunication Union. IARC will be  using  the  callsign  4U0ITU
         for the rest of 2015,  until  the  World  Radio  Conference  WRC-15
         (2-27 November). See qrz.com for QSL information. [TNX SV3SJ]
7Q     - Ken, LA7GIA will be active again as 7Q7GIA  from  Malawi  on  21-28
         February. He will operate CW and  RTTY  on  80-10  metres,  with  a
         focus on 80, 40, 30 and 12m. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau,
         and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
C2     - Yuki, JH1NBN will be active again as C21BN  from  Nauru (OC-031) on
         18-28 February. He will be QRV on 60-10 metres  SSB  in  his  spare
         time. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
C5     - Alan, G4DJX will be active as C5DX from Banjul and  Farafenni,  The
         Gambia on 13-20 February. This will be a "limited operation  whilst
         on school trip", with activity on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL  via
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
C6     - Chris, NX4N will be active as C6AWW from Grand Bahama  (NA-080)  on
         20-23 February. He will focus on 80 metres CW during  the  ARRL  DX
         CW Contest; outside the contest he will be QRV mainly  on  30,  17,
         12 and 6 metres CW. QSL via LoTW or direct to NX4N. [TNX The  Daily
CT9    - Once again Rosel, DL3KWR  and  Hardy,  DL3KWF  will  be  active  as
         CT9/DL3KWR and CT9/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) from 5 March  to  1
         April. They plan to operate mostly in CW with a  focus  on  12,  17
         and 30 metres. QSL via home calls. Email requests for bureau  cards
         can be sent to dl3kwr[@]darc.de or  dl3kwf[@]darc.de  respectively.
         [TNX DL3KWR]
FG     - Michel, F6GWV and Gildas, F6HMQ will  be  active  as  FG/F6GWV  and
         FG/F6HMQ from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from  18  February  to  8  March.
         They will also use special callsign TO66R (QSL  via  F6HMQ)  during
         the ARRL DX SSB Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
FR     - Michel, F5PLC will  be  active  as  FR/F5PLC  from  Reunion  Island
         (AF-016) from 16 April to 16 June. He will operate  QRP  CW  mainly
         on 20 metres and possibly 30 metres. QSL via home  call.  [TNX  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
FY     - Christian, F5UII will be active as FY/F5UII from French  Guiana  on
         18-27 February. He will operate SSB and maybe RTTY on the HF  bands
         in his spare time, indicatively before 11 UTC, between  15  and  17
         UTC and after  22  UTC.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
         Logsearch on www.f5uii.net. [TNX DX World]
HR     - Will, AA4NC will be active as  HR5/AA4NC  from  Honduras  on  17-25
         February, including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.  Outside
         the contest he will operate RTTY, CW and SSB on 160-6  metres.  QSL
         via AI4U (direct) and LoTW. [TNX AA4NC]
J6     - Members of the J6DX Group will be  active  as  J64SLI/36  (for  the
         36th anniversary  of  the  indipendence  of  St.  Lucia)  on  21-23
         February. They will operate QRP on CW, SSB, PSK-31  and  RTTY.  QSL
         via WB5Q. [TNX DX World]
J7     - Jan, SM5DJZ plans to be active as J75D from  Dominica  (NA-101)  on
         18-25 February, including an entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.
         Outside the contest he will operate mainly CW "on most bands".  QSL
         via home call (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
JW     - Look for Bodo JW/DF8DX, Daniel JW/DJ4MF, Rene JW/DL2JRM and  Herman
         JW/DL2NUD to be active  from  Longyearbyen  (EU-026),  Svalbard  on
         18-25 February. They will operate mainly CW on all bands  from  the
         JW5E club station. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
KG4    - Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and  Al,  W6HGF  (KG4HF)  will  be  active  from
         Guantanamo Bay from 20 February to 6 March. They will operate  SSB,
         PSK, RTTY and CW on all bands. QSL via home calls (KG4HF  also  via
         LoTW) and logsearch on Club Log.
KH0    - JA1NVF and OH7WV are currently active  as  N0J  from  from  Tinian,
         Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086). JA1NVF will  operate  SSB  until
         16 February, and OH7WV will operate CW until  the  17th.  They  are
         QRV on the HF bands except 160 metres. QSL via JQ2GYU. [TNX NG3K]
KH8    - Ethan, K8GU will be  active  as  KH8/K8GU  from  Tutuila  (OC-045),
         American Samoa on 20-27 February. He  will  operate  in  his  spare
         time, most likely between 16 and 2 UTC. He  hopes  to  be  QRV  for
         Europe on 80 and 40 metre on the the gray line, and  to  enter  the
         ARRL DX CW Contest probably  on  15  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW.
PJ7    - Dave, WJ2O will be active as PJ7/WJ2O from  Sint  Maarten  (NA-105)
         on 18-25 February, inclding an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest.  He
         will be QRV on 40-10 metres, with a focus on 30, 17 and  12  metres
         outside the contest. QSL via N2ZN and LotW. [TNX NG3K]
LU     - Carlos, LU8DCH will be active as LU8DCH/D from Isla  Martin  Garcia
         (SA-055) on 18-22 February. He will operate SSB and PSK on  various
         bands. QSL direct to home cll. [TNX VA3RJ]
PY     - PU2TRX, PU2TYA, PY2HG, PY2LCD and PY2VM  will  be  active  as  ZW2R
         from  Icapara  Lighthouse  on  Ilha  Comprida  (SA-024)  on   20-22
         February. QSL via PY2LCD, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PY     - PY1MT and  PY1SG  will  be  active  as  ZV1M  from  Ilha  Jurubaiba
         (SA-029) on 21-22 February. QSL direct to PY1MT. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PY0F   - Ville, PY2ZEA and  Martti,  OH2BH  will  be  active  as  PW0F  from
         Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 20-25 February, ARRL DX CW  Contest
         included. QSL via OH2BH.
PY0T   - Fabio PP5BZ, Jaime PP5JD and Claudio PY3OZ will be active  as  PQ0T
         from Trindade (SA-010) on  3-6  April,  "but  confirmation  of  the
         exact date depends on the Brazilian Navy". They  will  operate  CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL route TBA.
S7     - Chak, JT1CO will be active as S79CO from the  Seychelles  on  14-25
         February. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
T7     - ARRSM members will operate T7DX from the  Republic  of  San  Marino
         during this year's major contests, starting with the CQ WW WPX  SSB
         (28-29  March).  QSL  direct  to  A.R.R.S.M.  Radio  Club,  Casella
         postale 77, 47890  San  Marino,  Repubblica  di  San  Marino.  [TNX
VK     - Special callsign VI110ROTARY has  been  granted  for  use  from  20
         February until 31 May to celebrate the 110th anniversary of  Rotary
         International. Members  of  Rotarians  of  Amateur  Radio  will  be
         launch it on 22 February at the Wyong Field Day (New  South  Wales)
         and other activities will  follow  from  various  locations  around
         Australia. [TNX Southgate ARC]
VP5    - Look  for  VP5/K0MD,  VP5/K0PC  and  VP5/AC0W  to  be  active  from
         Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 18-23 February. QSL  via
         home calls. Their main purpose is to enter the ARRL DX  CW  Contest
         as VP5S (QSL via K0MD). [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be  active  as  K5KUA/5  from  Galveston
         Island (NA-143) on 20-22 February. Usually he operates CW  only  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  Logsearch  on
         Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org
YB     - The mid-February  IOTA  operation  from  Lucipara  Island  (OC-274)
         [425DXN 1240] has been cancelled as one  of  the  operators  (Budi,
         YF1AR) has fallen ill. [TNX DX World]
ZF     - Martti, OH2BH will be active  as  ZF2BH  from  the  Cayman  Islands
         (NA-016) on 3-9 March. QSL via OH2BH, He will  participate  in  the
         ARRL DX SSB Contest along with Joe, ZF2AH  (QSL  via  W6VNR).  [TNX

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

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the 12th Antarctic Activity Week will be held from 16 to  22  February.
The aim of this annual  event  is  to  promote  worldwide  interest  in  the
Antarctic continent. Special callsigns  (QSL  via  operator's  instructions)
are expected  to  be  aired  during  this  year's  AAW  from  the  following
Australia        VK2ANT
Austria          OE88WAP, OE89ANT, OE90AAW
Canada           VA3WAP, VA7AAW
France           TM12WAP, TM60TAAF
Italy            II1MNA, II2ANT, II5ANT, II6ANT, IR1ANT
Poland           HF0A
Spain            AO4HAG, EG1LSP, EG5ANT, EH5ANT
Switzerland      HB9ICE
The Netherlands  PA6ANT, PF15ANT
USA              K0ANT, K4C, WK3N/AAW
Complete information on the AAW can be found at www.waponline.it.

BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD ---> Sponsored by DX Coffee (www.dxcoffee.com)  and
DX University, it  takes  into  account  the  Public  Relations  side  of  a
DXpedition, i.e. the information (daily reports, pictures,  videos,  forums,
propagation hints, online logs,  operating  advice,  etc)  provided  to  the
amateur radio community through the DXpedition website and  other  channels.
The 2014 Best Communication Award went to FT5ZM  (Amsterdam  Island),  whose
website was made "to satisfy any curiosity that one could  have"  about  the
DXpedition as well as the island itself. "Special mentions"  went  to  other
five DXpeditions that have distinguished themselves for their  communication
through dedicated websites and/or the social media: A35V & A35X, YW5D  (Isla
La Tortuga), VK9MT (Mellish Reef), VK9DLX (Lord Howe) and FT4TA  (Tromelin).
The award presentation will take place at the DxCoffee Party  on  12  April,
hosted by the Florence HamFest (www.florencehamfest.com). [TNX IZ8IYX]

BOUVET 2016 ---> While still  working  on  his  one-man  DXpedition  project
[425DXN 1235], Mark, ON4WW has published "An  update  and  a  reflection  on
DXpedition funding" which is worth  a careful reading.  It is quite long, so
please have a look at it: http://www.on4ww.be/bouvet2016_pr3.html.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The  Winter  2015  issue  of  the  International  DX 
Association's  (INDEXA)    Newsletter    is    available    for    download:
www.indexa.org/newsletters.html.  This  issue  (#108)  recounts   the  VK9MT
DXpedition to Mellish Reef in April 2014  that  was  shortened  by  a  major
cyclone: "imagine sitting on a sand coral island barely 6  feet  (2  meters)
above sea level that is about 600 miles (1150 Km) from terra  firma  with  a
tent flapping so loud from the  wind  that  you  can  barely  hear  a  radio
communication even with earphones on your ears". [TNX K8YC]

K1N  --->  Thanks  to  OE1WHC,  the  second  of  three  scheduled  exclusive
interviews  with  Glenn  Johnson,  W0GJ  is  available  on  the  Documentary
Archives Radio Communications': www.dokufunk.org/navassa-e.
K1N  will be in "full-swing" through their  local Friday evening.  The beams
will come down on  Saturday  at  dawn, and three outbound helicopter flights
are planned for that day. This will leave  three people on the island (K9CT,
WB9Z and W0GJ), with three stations on the air using wire antennas. K1N will
look specifically for those who  need  Navassa as an All Time New One: on 13
and 14 February on 15 metres SSB (22-24 UTC, for Asia and Oceania only), and
on 14 February  on  14240  kHz  (13-24  UTC, worldwide).  The operation will
close down on 15 February  at  the  break of dawn (Navassa time). Club Log's
latest  statistics  (13  February  at  00.43 UTC)  show  125,071 QSOs (59.6%
NA  and  31.5% EU) with 32,578 unique callsigns. Updates and pictures can be
found at www.navassadx.com.

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 7th South American Lighthouses Weekend  will  be
held on 20-22  February.  Details,  including  a  listing  of  partecipating
stations, can be found at www.grupodxbb.com.ar.

VP8 2016 ---> The Intrepid-DX Group announced their plans to activate  South
Sandwich and South Georgia early next year [425DXN  1238].  "The  activation
of these two rare islands will be very expensive. The 14  team  members  are
contributing $210,000 towards the $425,000 total  cost  of  the  DXpedition.
The team has a critical decision to make. We have a  non-refundable  deposit
of $54,000 due to pay for our vessel charter. We fully intend to go  forward
with our plans however we need indications  from  the  global  DX  Community
that you support our plans. While we are pleased with the  support  of  some
individuals and a few clubs so far, we are now asking those of you who  have
not yet done so to please  consider  donating  to  our  fund,  or  pledge  a
donation. We ask that the  DX  Clubs  and  Associations  of  the  global  DX
community lend us  their  support.  We  must  feel  confident  that  we  can
successfully raise enough funds for this exciting  endeavor  before  we  can
commit to the non-refundable charter deposit. You can  see  how  to  make  a
donation here: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8/sponsors.php.  If  you  cannot
donate at this time, but  wish  to  make  a  pledge,  please  let  us  know:
intrepiddxgroup[@]gmail.com.  If  you  wish  your  donation  to  be  US  tax
deductible,  consider  making  a  directed  donation  through  the  Northern
California DX Foundation (www.ncdxf.org). Without significant  support  from
the global DX Community, we will not be able to go forward with our  plans".


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9/F4HAU, 3B9FR,  4W/N1YC,  4X0W,
4X7R, 5B4AHL, 5B4ZI, 5R8M, 5T0JL,  7O2A,  8P2K,  9M8DX/2,  A61E,  AH2/AB2RF,
ER3MM, EU7LA, F4HAU/p (EU-068 and EU-107), FR4PV, FT5ZM, GJ8DX, GM5X,  HI2DX
(NA-122),  HK1NA,  HK7/AL4Q,  HR9/WQ7R,  HV0A,    HV5PUL,    J48TSL,  J79SB,
JA0JHQ/VK9N, JA8COE/8 (AS-147), JT1AA/3,  JT1AA/5,  KC4/K6REF,  KH8Z,  MW5R,
OC0I, OY1CT,  PJ2/DL5AXX,  PJ7PK,  RI0F  (AS-062),  S01WS,  SF3HF  (EU-087),
SU0ERA, SV2ASP/A, T88SM, TM0O (EU-065), TO2R (AF-016), TO4R,  TU5DF,  UN8PY,
V26M,  V44KAI,  VC1S  (NA-126),  VK9/G7VJR,  VK9DLX,  VK9LM,  VO2CQ,  VO2NS,
VP2ERJ, VP2V/SP6CIK, VP8AIB/100, VP8LP/100, VR2UW,  VU4CB  (AS-033),  VU4KV,
VY0/RK0BWW/p  (NA-008,  NA-009  and  NA-043),  XR0YJ,  XR2T,   XW4ZW,  XX9R,
YB8/DL3KZA  (OC-146),  YB8/JA1PBV,  YB8RW/p  (OC-209  and  OC-210),  YB8XM/p
(OC-070), Z21DXI, Z81X, ZB2FK, ZD7DL, ZD8O, ZS8Z.


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                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
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                                Roma, Italia


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