425 DX News issue #1249

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11 April 2015                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1249
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Wes, ZL3TE will be active as 3D2SE from Viti  Levu  (OC-016),  Fiji
         on  10-13  April.  Main  activity  will  be  during    the    Japan
         International DX Contest (CW), which will run  from  7  UTC  on  11
         April until 13 UTC on the 12th. Outside the  contest  ther  contest
         there will be some "casual operating"  on  CW  and  RTTY.  QSL  via
         ZL3TE (direct) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
3D2    - Mark, ZL3AB will be active  holiday  style  as  3D2XT  from  Malolo
         Lailai (OC-121), Fiji on 12-17 April. He will operate CW,  SSB  and
         maybe RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call and  LoTW;  logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
3D2    - Aki, JA1NLX will be active again as 3D2YA  from  Yangeta  (OC-156),
         Fiji on 23-28 September. Plans are to operate CW, RTTY and  SSB  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via JA1NLX (direct only) and LoTW.  An  OQRS  for
         direct and bureau cards will be  available  at  Club  Log  ((bureau
         cards will be sent through Global QSL). Updates will  be  published
         on http://ja1nlx-aki.blogspot.jp/search/label/3D2YA_2015 [TNX NG3K]
5T     - Jean, 5T0JL has been  authorized  to  use  special  callsign  5T2MM
         between on 17-20 April; look  for  him  especially  during  the  CQ
         Manchester Mineira DX Contest (18-19 April). QSL via PY4KL.
7P     - Gert, ZS6AYU will be active holiday style as 7P8GF from Katse  Dam,
         Lesotho on 14-17 April. He will operate CW on 40-6 metres. QSL  via
         ZS6AYU. [TNX NG3K]
9M2    - 9M2RDX and others will  be  active  as  9M4TI  from  Redang  Island
         (AS-073), West Malaysia on 23-26 April. They will operate  CW,  SSB
         and BPSK on 80-10 metres. QSL via 9M2RDX, direct only.
A5     - Look for A52AEF (QSL via JH3AEF, direct  or  bureau),  A52ARJ  (QSL
         direct to JA3ARJ), A52IVU (QSL via JA3IVU, direct  or  bureau)  and
         A52LSS (QSL via JH3AEF, direct or bureau, and LoTW)  to  be  active
         from Bhutan from 30 April to 6  May.  They  will  be  QRV  on  80-6
         metres SSB, CW and digital modes. [TNX NG3K]
DU     - A group of operators from the PUPHAM  Radio  Communications  Group,
         the amateur  radio  club  of  the  Polytechnic  University  of  the
         Philippines, will be active as 4G0PUP from Mindoro Island  (OC-244)
         on 17-19 April. Plans are to be QRV on  40-6  metres  SSB,  CW  and
         RTTY. QSL via DX1PUP.
F      - Jean-Paul, F5BZK (www.f5bzk.fr) and others will be active as  TM1IO
         from the Chassiron lighthouse on Oleron Island  (EU-032)  on  18-19
         April. The first operation took place  on  4-5  April,  and  others
         will follow in June, July and August.  QSL  via  F5BZK,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX F8REF]
I      - ARI Torino will operate  special  event  station  II1SAP  from  the
         submarine "Andrea Provana" on 12  April.  Laid  down  in  1915  and
         launched in 1918, she was decommissioned in 1928, and  her  central
         section with the conning tower has been located in Torino,  on  the
         bank of the river Po, since then. QSL via bureau to IQ1TO.
JA     - Look for Take, JI3DST to be active as JI3DST/5  (SSB  and  CW)  and
         JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM) from Shodo Island (AS-200) on  11-13  April.
         QSL via bureau (preferred) or  direct  (OQRS  on  Club  Log).  [TNX
PY     - A team of five (PU2KFL, PU2KKE, PU2XIZ, PY2AE and  PY2DS)  will  be
         active as PW2C from Ilha do Cambriu (SA-024) on 1-3 May. They  will
         be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2  metres  SSB  and  CW.  QSL  via
         PY2DS, direct or bureau.
SV     - SX150ITU is the special callsign the Radio Amateur  Association  of
         Greece (RAAG) will use  until  30  April  to  celebrate  the  150th
         anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union. QSL  via
         bureau (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW.  Information  on  the  relevant
         award can be found on www.qrz.com/db/SX150ITU 
SV9    - Martin, SQ9AC and other operators from Poland,  along  with  SV9IOQ
         and SV9AHZ, will be active as SX9PL from Crete  (EU-015)  on  18-24
         April. They will operate CW and  SSB  on  the  HF  bands.  QSL  via
         SP9KAT, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
TA     - A number of special TC100 callsigns are being used  to  commemorate
         the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during  World  War
         I. All of them will be activated on 21-26 April and again  on  6-10
         August: TC100A, TC100GLB, TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT  and  TC100VKZL
         will be located  on  the  Gallipoli  Peninsula  (European  Turkey),
         while TC100K, TC100B, TC100TC and TC100E will be on the Asian  side
         of the Dardanelles. See www.goncasuyu.org for further information.
UA     - Sergey R1OO, Vasily R7AA, Alex RA1QY, Vasily  RA1ZZ  and  Alexander
         RA3AV will be active from IOTA groups EU-160  and  EU-188  in  late
         July-early August. They will depart Severodvinsk on 18 July and  be
         back on 6 August, with  planned  operations  as  RI1PK  from  Korga
         Island (EU-160) and/or RI1PC  from  Chaichiy  Island  (EU-160)  for
         three days, followed by RI1PT from  Timanets  Island  (EU-188)  for
         two days. They will operate CW and SSB mainly on 20, 17, 15 and  10
         metres. QSL via R7AA (OQRS on  Club  Log).  Bookmark  www.ri1pc.org
         for updates. [TNX qrz.ru]
V6     - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
         Micronesia on 17-25 April. He will  be  QRV  on  80-6  metres.  QSL
         direct to JA7HMZ. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Lance, W7GJ will be active as V6M  from  Falalop  Island  (OC-078),
         Micronesia from 26 August to 3 September. This will  be  a  6m  EME
         DXpedition, celebrating his 50 years of VHF  DXing.  "In  order  to
         provide  sufficient  advance  planning  for  stations  wishing   to
         contact me while I am in  Micronesia,  I  am  providing  plenty  of
         advance notice of this DXpedition", he says. "I urge  you  to  gain
         experience with JT65A and especially review the QSO procedure  that
         I use most effectively on these DXpeditions". QSL  direct  to  home
         call. See www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Micronesia2015.htm for  details
         and updates.
VE     - Cezar, VE3LYC is planning an operation to take place from  Melville
         Island (NA-248,  new  one  for  IOTA)  between  3  and  10  August.
         Complete information is expected in due course. [TNX DX World]
VK     - Charlie, VK3ZD is active as VK9NW (www.vk9nw.com) from  North  West
         Island (OC-142), part of  Queensland's  Capricornia  Cays  National
         Park, until 20 April. QSL to home call (direct), eQSL and LoTW.
W      - Jeff, N3JS (ex KS4TL) will be active as N3JS/4 from  the  beach  on
         the southern  end  of  Assateague  Island  (NA-139)  on  12  April,
         starting around 16 UTC for 3-4 hours. Look  for  him  around  14254
         kHz; if conditions are bad he will try  17m.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct  or  bureau.  When  using  his  unmodified  call,  N3JS   is
         operating from his home QTH on Chincoteague Island  (NA-083).  [TNX
YB     - Commemorating the  60th  anniversary  of  the  first  Asian-African
         Conference, special  event  station  YE60AA  will  be  active  from
         Bandung, West Java  on  18-19  April.  QSL  via  YB1LZ,  direct  or
         bureau, eQSL and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
YB     - A team of 13 operators will  be  active  as  YB5M  from  Pasumpahan
         Island, which has been confirmed to count for  IOTA  group  OC-262,
         on 14-17 May. They plan to be QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15 and  10  metres
         CW,  SSB  and  RTTY.  Logsearch  and  OQRS  on  Club  Log.  Further
         information on www.yb5m.com. [TNX W2FB]
YN     - Dave, WJ2O will be  active  as  YN/WJ2O  from  Nicaragua  on  22-30
         April. He will operate CW only with a focus on  6m,  160m  and  the
         WARC bands. QSL via N2ZN. [TNX NG3K]
ZL     - Commemorating the centenary of the  Battle  of  Gallipoli  and  the
         formation of the Australian and New  Zealand  Army  Corps  (ANZAC),
         special callsign ZL100ANZAC will be active from 25  April  for  one
         month. It will be used by  several  ZL  operators  from  their  own
         QTHs. QSL via ZL3PAH, direct  or  bureau  (preferably  through  the
         OQRS provided by Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The fifth edition of  the  CQ  Manchester  Mineira  DX
Contest, sponsored by  the the Juiz de Fora CW  Group, will be held on 18-19
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 on www.cqmmdx.com.

HOLYLAND DX CONTEST ---> The 24th Holyland DX Contest will be held  on  160,
80, 40, 20, 15, 10 metres CW, SSB and Digital (RTTY and PSK31) from  21  UTC
on 17 April to 21 UTC on the 20th. Complete information can be found on  the
IARC website at http://www.iarc.org/iarc/#HolylandContest.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3B9FR, 5A1AL, 5E7R,  5W0UU,
5X8EW, 5Z4/DJ4EL, 5Z4/EA4ATI, 8J1RL, 9G5AG,  9M2RDX,  9N7CJ,  9Q0HQ,  9X0PY,
A43MI (AS-014), A71AM, A71BO, A71ME, A92GE, A92HK, B9/BY9GA,  BV7GC,  BX4AD,
C37NL, C5X, C5YK, C6ADX,  C6ATS  (NA-054),  CE0Y/UA4WHX,  CE2/CX1EK,  CO8LY,
CP4WHX, CY0/VA1AXC, DO5PAD, E20HHK/p (AS-145),  E20WXA/p  (AS-107),  E21YDP,
E51HDJ, E72NATO, EA9EU, EJ0PL, EJ1Y (EU-007), EP6T  (AS-166),  ES3AX,  EU1A,
K4KGG (NA-139), KG4HF, KG4YL,  KH2JU,  LT0H,  OD5NH,  OG0A,  OH8T  (EU-184),
OJ0AM,  OT500AV,  OX3YY,  P4/W6HGF,  PY0F/UA4WHX,  PZ5VB,  R7AL/1  (EU-119),
(AS-201),TI5/N3KS, TI8/AA8HH, TR8CA,  TX4A  (OC-218),  TX7G,  TY2BP,  UK9AA,
V6G,  VK4/DF2UU,  VK5CE/8,  VK6ISL  (OC-294),  VP8LP,  VP9KF,  VU2SMN,  XF1P
(NA-124),  XR2T  (SA-086),  YB3MM/8  (OC-247),  YB8XM/p  (OC-076),   YF1AR/5
(OC-215), YM3KM, YP0F (EU-191), YW5B, YW5PI, Z81X,  ZA/YU7CM,  ZD7FT,  ZK3E,


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