425 DX News issue #1255

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23 May 2015                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1255
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

6Y     - Armin, DK9PY will be active as 6Y6N from Jamaica (NA-097)  from  27
         May to 2 June. He will operate CW only,  and  will  participate  in
         the CQ WW WPX CW Contest.  Outside  the  contest  he  will  be  QRV
         around 10-14 UTC and after 22 UTC. QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
8Q     - Nobby, G0VJG will be active as 8Q7CQ from the Maldives (AS-013)  on
         5-18 June. He will operate SSB and some PSK on the HF bands  and  a
         special effort on 6 metres. QSL via G4DFI. [TNX NG3K]
C6     - Eric, K9GY will  be  active  as  C6AYM  from  Grand  Bahama  Island
         (NA-080) from 27 May to 1 June. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-6
         metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest.  QSL  via
         K9GY and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
CE     - Marco, CE1TBN and others will be active as  XR1T  from  Isla  Santa
         Maria (SA-069) on 23-26 July, IOTA Contest included. They  plan  to
         operate CW and SSB with three stations. QSL via CE3OP. [TNX CE1TBN]
EI     - Jeremy. EI5GM and Dave, EI9FBB will be active as EJ5GM  and  EJ9FBB
         from Little Saltee Island (EU-103) on 23-25 May. They will  operate
         CW and SSB on 40-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
F      - A Belgian team from Club Radio Durnal will  be  active  as  TM08CRD
         from Fort de La Ferte, a World Ward II memorial  in  the  Ardennes,
         on 24 May. QSL via bureau to ON4CRD. [TNX ON4BEN]
F      - Keith, G3TTC will be touring France between 30 May and 4 July,  and
         hopes to be able to  operate  as  F/G3TTC/p  from  a  few  islands:
         Saint-Nicolas (EU-094, 31 May),  Sainte  Marguerite  (EU-058,  9-10
         June), Porquerolles (EU-070, 12-13 June), Ratonneau (EU-095,  16-17
         June), Banc d'Arguin (EU-159, 27-28 June)  and  maybe  others.  All
         dates are indicative. Look for him on or  around  14260  and  18140
         kHz. QSL via G3TTC, direct or bureau. Requests for bureau cards can
         be sent to keithorchard2[@]talktalk.net. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
FS     - Once again John, K9EL will be active as  FS/K9EL  from  St.  Martin
         (NA-105) from 28 May to 18 June. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
         Log), LoTW  and  eQSL.  Follow  his  daily  activities  on  Twitter
HL     - Han, DS2GOO will be active as DS2GOO/4 from Sangch'uja Do  (AS-084)
         on 27-29 May. He plans to run low power on  80-10  metres  CW,  SSB
         and digital modes. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
GJ     - Special event station GJ15IG will be active from 27 June to 3  July
         to support the XVI Island Games that will be held  in  Jersey.  QSL
         via LoTW; paper QSL cards should be requested  by  using  the  OQRS
         privided by Club Log.
GM     - Seven operators from the Cray Valley Radio Society  (G0FDZ,  G0VJG,
         G2NF, G4BUO, G4TSH, M0TBS and M0TGV) will operate  SSB  and  CW  on
         the HF and VHF bands as from Hirta,  St  Kilda  (EU-059)  on  22-28
         July (dates might change owing to weather  conditions).  They  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest as MM8C (QSL  via  G4DFI);  outside
         the contest they will use GM3RVC/p, and will also try  and  operate
         from Conachair, the highest point in the archipelago. [TNX NG3K]
GM     - A large team will be active from the  Isle  of  Arran  (EU-123)  on
         23-26 July. They will participate in the  IOTA  Contest  as  GM5TO,
         outside the contest they will use GM2AS. QSL  via  G3PHO  for  both
         callsigns. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GW    -  The  Strumble  Head DX  and Contest  Group (www.mc0shl.com) will be
         active  once again as  MC0SHL  from Ramsey Island (EU-124) on 19-22
         June. Plans are to have three stations on  air 24/7.  QSL via M0URX
         (OQRS on www.m0urx.com/oqrs/).
I      - Members of the Calabria DX Team and ARI Vibo  Valentia  have  plans
         to be active as ID8/IQ8HP from  Scoglio  Mantineo  (EU-144)  on  23
         May. QSL via IW8PQ, direct or bureau. [TNX DX IZ8IYX]
I      - Launched in 1904, the 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam  yacht  that
         Guglielmo  Marconi  used  as  a  floating  laboratory   for    many
         experiments. Part of her  keel  stands  in  the  grounds  of  Villa
         Griffone, at Pontecchio near  Bologna,  from  where  special  event
         station II4MB will be activated by ARI Fidenza  (www.arifidenza.it)
         during the Museum Ships Weekend on 6-7 June. The  special  callsign
         is  in  memory  of  the  late  Maurizio  Bigazzi,  for  many  years
         technical  and  scientific  advisor  at  the   Guglielmo    Marconi
         Foundation's Museum. QSL via IQ4FE, direct or bureau. [TNX IK4CIE]
JT     - Special event station JV150ITU is active  until  31  December  from
         Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to celebrate the  150th  anniversary  of  the
         International Telecommunication Union. QSL via LoTW  or  direct  to
         JT1CD. [TNX JT1CD]
JW     - Erik, LA2US will be working  on  Hopen  Island  (EU-063),  Svalbard
         from the first week of June for six months. "When  work  and  other
         tasks permit"  he  will  operate  CW  as  JW2US,  around  the  IOTA
         frequencies or at the lower band edges. QSL  via  LA2US  (OQRS  for
         bureau and direct cards on Club Log), LoTW and eQSL.
KL     - Jeff, KL2HD will be active as KL7NWR from Amchitka Island  (NA-070)
         on 9-11 June and as KL2HD/p from  Adak  Island  (NA-039)  on  18-21
         June. He plans to operate SSB on 20 or 17  metres  with  100  watts
         ("500w  if  amp  fits  in  luggage")  and  a  homebrew   adjustable
         quarterwave  vertical  on  the  beach.  These    activations    are
         "concurrent with a full work load", and Jeff will be  QRV  "in  the
         evenings after work as weather and scheduling allow". QSL for  both
         callsigns via KL2HD. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
LX     - Mark, ON7SS will be active as LX/OO9O from Luxembourg from  28  May
         to 2 June, including participation in the CQ  WW  WPX  CW  Contest.
         Before and after  the  contest  he  will  operate  RTTY  and  other
         digital modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via  ON7SS  (direct
         or bureau, OQRS on Club Log), LoTW and eQSL.
LY     - Special callsign LY10LHFA will be used from 1 June to  30  July  to
         celebrate 10th anniversary  of  the  Lithuanian  Hill  Forts  Award
         programme. Further information, including QSL  routes  and  details
         on the award programme, can be found on qrz.com. [TNX LY2KM]
OZ     - Henning, OZ1BII (www.oz1bii.dk) will  be  active  as  ZA/OU2I  from
         Albania from 27 May to 1 June, including an entry in the CQ WW  WPX
         CW Contest.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
P4     - N4QS and NU4N will be active as  P4/N4QS  and  P4/NU4N  from  Aruba
         (SA-036) from 26 May to 2 June, CQ  WW  WPX  CW  Contest  included.
         Activity will be on 160 to 6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL
         via home calls and LoTW.
PY     - In  celebration  of  the  90th  anniversary  of  the  International
         Amateur Radio Union, Mario, PY2DV will be active as  ZZ90IARU  from
         30 May to 30 June. QSL via home call.
SM     - Dominic, M1KTA will be active as  SM7/M1KTA  from  Flakskar  Island
         (EU-138, JO76ub) on 23-26 July. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-6
         metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest as SD7B.  QSL  via
         home call (OQRS for direct and bureau cards on Club Log) and  LoTW.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
UA     - Special callsign UE40SA  will be active on 1-20 July  to  mark  the
         40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first  joint
         U.S.-Soviet space flight. QSL  via  RV3YR  (Russian  stations)  and
         GM0WRR (others). [TNX RV3YR]
VE     - The  NA128  Contest  Group  will  be  active  again  as  XM2I  from
         Isle-aux-Grues (NA-128) on 23-26  July.  Main  activity  will  take
         place during the IOTA Contest. QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW.
VK     - Rob, VK4AAC will be on Kangaroo Island (OC-139) from 1  June  until
         around 25 August. He plans to be  QRV  as  VK4AAC/5  mainly  around
         7100 and 14244 kHz, from about 4 UTC. QSL  via  VK4AAC,  direct  or
         bureau (see instructions on qrz.com). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
VP2M   - Pete, K2PS and George, K2DM will be active  as  VP2MDG  and  VP2MPS
         from  Montserrat  (NA-103)  from  27  May  to  1  June.  They  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as  VP2MDG.  QSL  via  home
VP2M   - N0KV, W0ETT, W0ZA and WD0E will be active from Montserrat  (NA-103)
         on 10-19 June. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on  80-6  metres
         with two stations; activity will include participation in the  ARRL
         VHF Contest on 6 and 2m and some satellite  operation  (details  on
         qrz.com). A 6m beacon will be active  on  50102  kHz.  The  primary
         callsign will be VP2MKV, while VP2MTT will probably be  used  on  6
         metres. QSL via N0KV, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Larry, K4KGG will be active from  Santa  Rosa  Island  (NA-142)  on
         29-31 May. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on  40-10  metres.  QSL
         direct to home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
YB     - Look for YB4IR/7, YB7NUS/p and YB7KE/p to be active from  Marabatua
         Island (OC-268) until 25 May. QSLs via YB4IR; three direct links to
         Club Logs's OQRS can be found on www.qrz.com/db/yb4ir. [TNX YB4IR]
ZF     - Erik, N5WR will be active holiday style as ZF2WA  from  the  Cayman
         Islands (NA-016) from 27 May to 7 June. He will operate  mainly  CW
         on the HF bands, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX  CW  Contest
         with the ZF1A team. QSL ZF2WA via N5WR.

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

CQ WW CONTEST PROPOSED RULES  CHANGES  --->  The  CQ  WW  Contest  Committee
provides a preview of the rules for the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB & CW.  The
direct link to the draft can be found at http://cqww.com/blog/.  This  is  a
public review period to invite any  comments  before  the  final  rules  are
announced on 1  June.  Please  send  any  feedback  to  questions[@]cqww.com
before 30 May.

QSL VIA NR6M ---> NR6M is the new QSL manager for ZS6WN  and  ZR9C.  He  has
all the logs and will handle all direct  and  bureau  requests.  Club  Log's
OQRS has been enabled and the QSL cards are being designed.

SV2/YL7A ---> A group of Latvian operators had announced  plans  to  be  QRV
from Mount Athos on 19-28 May [425DXN 1254], but on the 21st  the  operation
was  cancelled.  See http://www.lral.lv/exped/sv2/yl7a/  for  a  preliminary

YB8RW/P ---> Din, YB8RW is continuing his IOTA DXpedition Tour and has  been
active from Obi Island (OC-222) since 21  May.  He  is  expected  to  remain
there until the 23rd. QSL via YB8RW; the direct  link  to  Club  Log's  OQRS
will be published on qrz.com in due course.

+ SILENT KEY + Former  Vice  President  of  the  Radio  Amateur  Society  of
Thailand Ray Gerrard, HS0ZDZ (G3NOM) passed away on 20 May, aged 75. He  had
only partially recovered from  a  heart  attack  that  he  had  suffered  in
November 2004. Ray became  actively  involved  in  the  activities  of  RAST
shortly after his arrival in Thailand on a work assignment around  1990.  He
also operated as 9M2OM and participated in  several  DXpeditions,  including
XZ0A in 2000 (Thahtay Kyun, AS-144), E29AL in  2001  (Koh  Tarutao,  AS-126)
and XW1HS in 2002.


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  1A0C,  3B9FR,  3Z2014DK,  5W0JY,
5Z4/DF3FS, 6V1A (AF-045),  9A8DV  (EU-016),  9M2MSL,  9N7CC,  9N7FD,  9Q0HQ,
9Y4/VE3EY, BY1WJ, C21EU,  CO6YI,  CV5A  (SA-030),  D44KS,  DU9AQQ  (OC-235),
GS6PYE/p (EU-112), H42NT (OC-127), H44MS, H44NT (OC-047),  HC1PF,  HC2RAT/8,
HH2/HB9AMO, HS3NBR, HZ1HX, J28NC,  J79MM,  JA6TBE/6  (AS-037),  K1N,  PJ7AA,
UA2F, V5/DK1CE, V63MJ (OC-059), VK5CE/p (OC-220),  VK7FG  (OC-195),  VK9DLX,
VP2V/N2IEN, VP8YLI, XU7TZG, YB3MM/9 (OC-241), YB4IR/8 (OC-249  and  OC-274),
YB8RW/3 (OC-237), YB8RW/P (OC-274), YD1DXL, Z81Z, ZL7E.


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