425 DX News issue #1260

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27 June 2015                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1260
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9H     - Members of the  Gozo  Amateur  Radio  Society  will  be  active  as
         9H9GRS/p from Santa Marija Bay  on  the  island  of  Comino,  Malta
         (EU-023) on 27-28 June. They plan to have five stations  active  on
         80-4 metres, plus some 2m and UHF. QSL via bureau.
CO     - CO2LCR and a large group of operators will be active as  T41C  from
         the lighthouse on Cayo Jutias (NA-093) on 15-16 August  during  the
         International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. They  will  be  QRV  on
         all bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via N2OO. [TNX CO2LCR]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI will be active again as EI8GQB from Ireland on  4-13
         July using an hybrid wind-solar power system from his  caravan.  He
         will participate in the IARU HF World  Championship  as  EI1A.  QSL
         for both callsigns via PA3249, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  Follow
         his activity and antenna experimentation on  www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB.
         [TNX NG3K]
FR     - Celebrating  the 90th  anniversary  of  the  Reseau  des  Emetteurs
         Francais (REF, France's national IARU society), Mario,  FR4QT  will
         be active as TO90R from Reunion Island (AF-016) on 27-28  June  and
         again in July (11-12 and 14), October (24-25) and December  (12-13,
         19-20 and 26). QSL via FR4QT.
G      - The Durham and District Amateur Radio Society  will  take  part  in
         the "13  Colonies  Special  Event"  [425DXN  1258]  with  the  call
         GB13COL as a bonus station. Activity will start on 30  June  at  13
         UTC and end on 6 July at 4 UTC. QSL via G0VLF,  direct  or  bureau.
         See www.13colonies.info for information on the event and the  award
HC8    - Geoff, G8OFQ will be working again as  a  volunteer  at  the  Giant
         Tortoise Breeding Center  on  Isabela  Island,  Galapagos  (SA-004)
         from 1 July to 30 September. He will be QRV as HC8/G8OFQ  on  160-6
         metres during his spare time, indicatively between 21  and  5  UTC.
         QSL via operator's instructions.
HH     - Terry, K7TD will be visiting Haiti on 3-13 July  and  plans  to  be
         active holiday style as  HH2TD  from  various  locations.  He  will
         operate mainly CW with a focus on 30, 17 and  12  metres.  QSL  via
         K7TD (direct) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
I      - IT9AGZ will be active holiday style from  Levanzo  (EU-054),  Egadi
         Islands (IF9) on 4-17 July. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
JW     - Martin G3ZAY, Dom M0BLF, Hugo  M0HSW,  Tom  M0TJH,  Rob  M0VFC  and
         Gavin M1BXF will be active as JW/homecalls from the JW5E  shack  in
         Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 10-17  July.  They  will  arrive
         late in the evening of the 10th,  and  depart  very  early  in  the
         morning of the 17th. They will operate SSB and CW on 40-10  metres,
         and maybe some 6m if conditions allow. QSL via home  calls,  direct
         or bureau (please refrain from sending paper cards,  and  use  Club
         Log's OQRS instead).
KH5    - The DXpedition to Cooper Island, Palmyra Atoll  (OC-085)  has  been
         confirmed to take place on 11-26  January  2016  [425DXN  1251].  A
         team of Twelve highly experienced operators and  veterans  of  many
         DXpeditions (K0IR, K4UEE,  K6MM,  K9CT,  K9NW,  N2TU,  N9TK,  ND2T,
         W0GJ, W3OA, W8HC and WB9Z) will be active  with  five  stations  on
         160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes, using a  call  sign  to  be
         announced at a later date. Most of the equipment  (antennas,  coax,
         wire, connectors, and site material) has  already  been  purchased,
         tested and shipped to Palmyra.  It  is  estimated  this  DXpedition
         will incur costs of over 200,000 USD (plus individual and  personal
         expenses).  Support  has  been  already    received    from    many
         Foundations, Clubs  and  individuals,  but  on  25  June  the  team
         reported to be "about 30,000 USD short of our  need  for  the  next
         payment November 1st. So please donate as soon as possible to  help
         with the  upfront  costs".  See  www.palmyra2016.org  for  complete
         information on how to donate. [TNX W0GJ]
OZ     - Ralph, DL9MWG and his brother Manfred, DL3VJG  will  be  active  as
         OZ/DL9MWG from Bornholm Island (EU-030) on 4-11 July. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
OZ     - Dieter, DF2SD will be active holiday style as  OZ/DF2SD  from  Fano
         Island (EU-125) on 4-18 July. He will operate SSB and RTTY on  40-6
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW  and  eQSL.  [TNX
PY     - Joselito PS8BR, Milton PS8HF and Nelson PS8NF  will  be  active  as
         ZW8K from Ilha Grande de  Santa  Isabel  (SA-025)  on  23-26  July,
         including an entry in the IOTA Contest.  QSL  via  PS8HF  (OQRS  on
         Club  Log), LoTW and eQSL.  See  http://zw8d.webnode.com/ for  more
         information. [TNX NG3K]
S5     - Radio Club "KRN" Kobarid  (S59DAJ)  will  operate  special  station
         S5100WW  from  1  July  to  31  August  to  commemorate  the  100th
         anniversary of the Isonzo Front Battles during  World  War  I.  QSL
         via operators' instructions. [TNX ARRL DX News]
SM     - Anders, SM5EFX will be QRV as SF2X/p from Ledskar  Island  (EU-135)
         on 1-31 July. This will  be  a  "sporadic  activation",  with  main
         activity to take place during the IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  SM5EFX,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
SV     - Gabor, HA1YA will be active as SW8YA from  the  islands  of  Thasos
         (EU-174, WWL KN20hs) on  2-13  July  and  Samothraki  (EU-174,  WWL
         KN20sm) on 13-22 July. He will focus on 2  metres  (tropo,  ES,  MS
         and EME), with activity also on the HF bands, 6m  amd  70  cm.  QSL
         via HA1YA, direct only. [TNX VA3RJ]
SV9    - Goran, S55OO will be active as SV9/S55OO  from  Crete  (EU-015)  on
         8-19 July. Hw ill operate holiday style on 40-6 metres CW, SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW and  eQSL.
         [TNX S55OO]
W      - K5HM, K5NGU, K5SFV, N5NYV and W5RH will be  active  as  K5RDT  from
         Galveston Island (NA-143) on 26-28  June,  including  participation
         in the ARRL Field Day. QSL direct  or  via  bureau  to  K5HM.  [TNX

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Howard, WB4WXE will be active as J68HS  from  St.  Lucia
(NA-108) on 25-29 June and again on 10-14 July, and as  J79XE from  Dominica
(NA-101) between 29 June and 10 July. He will operate on 6 metres and the HF
bands. QSLs via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

IOTA TOUR ---> Jean-Pierre, F6CTF  was  active  as  ES0/F6CTF  from  Hiiumaa
(EU-034) on  20-22  June.  His  current  tour  in  northern  Europe includes
activities from OH0, the Aland Islands (EU-002), on 28-30 June,  followed by
SI9AM  (mainland Sweden,  QSL via SM3TIR)  on 2-3  July.  He will then go to
Norway  and operate from  Mageroya (EU-044)  on 8-10 July, Senja (EU-046) on
13-14 July, the Lofoten Islands (EU-076) on 16 July  and Godoya (EU-056)  on
22-23 July. QSL via home call (direct).

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

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List,  generated  on
25  June,  is  avalable  at  https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php.  The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (as of 23  June  there
were 298.8 million log entries  available  for  analysis)  and,  to  improve
quality, only QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked.

DXCC NEWS ---> Sharon  Taratula,  Awards  Manager  at  the  ARRL  Radiosport
Department, provides a list of "recent DXCC approvals": 5J0B  (2015),  9N7JX
(2014), 9N7TB (2015), 9Q0HQ  (2015),  CE0Y/RW3RN  (2015),  E41MT  (2014-15),
E41WT (2014-15), FO/K8PGJ (2015),  T6/IV3FHA  (2015),  TT8CY  (2015),  TT8ES
(2012-14), YJ0MT (2015) and ZD9ZS (2014). If any of  these  operations  have
been rejected, please contact staratula[@]arrl.org.

POSTAL  RATES  (USA)  --->  Effective  31  May,  the  U.S.   Postal  Service
(www.usps.com) has implemented another postage rate increase. The  rate  for
First-Class Mail letters  up  to  1  oz  (28  grams)  to  all  international
destinations is 1.20 USD apiece.

QSL VIA IK7JWX  --->  Alfredo  reminds  he  is  the  QSL  manager  for  5C2J
(2009-11), 5C2J/p (AF-068 2011), 5H1JRI (AF-032 2015), 5I0DX (AF-032  2014),
TS7TI (2010), TS7TI/p (AF-091 and  AF-092  2010),  TS8P  (AF-083  2010)  and
TS8TI (AF-083 2013), as well as  for  IC8/IK7JWX  (EU-031  2009),  IE9/IQ7AF
(EU-051  2013-14),  IO7DAI  (2011),  IO7J  (2010),  IP7W/p    (2011),  IQ7AF
(2011-14), IQ7AF/p  (EU-091  2014),  IR7DLI/p  (2009-10),  IR7ITA/p  (2011),
IR7WFF/p (2010) and IY7NGM/p (2009).

VK9WA ---> Due to a schedule change with the charter vessel, VK9WA  will  be
QRV from the Willis Islands [425DX 1254] on 14-23  November,  including  two
full weekends. The website for the DXpedition is at http://vk9wa.com/.

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4K6FO       DC9RI       FR4NT       F4DXW       RU9CZD      G3SWH
4M4C        YV4YC       GB0FP       G1TDN       SN0ENIGMA   SP3PGR
4O7CC       UA4CC       GB0HGB      2E0HPI      SN0HS       SP5KP
4W/JA7LU    JA7LU       GB0HMG      G0AGO       SN1956PC    SP3PGR
4W/JI1AVY   JI1AVY      GB0PAM      G3XIX       SP73VOT     SP5PBE
5P9X        OZ9GA       GB0WCT      M0DLT       SU0ERA      SM5AQD
5W1SA       JA1DXA      GB150CM     G4DFI       T88WJ       JS3LSQ
7X2JV       SM4VPZ      GB1JSS      M0PZT       T8CW        JA0FOX [b]
7Z1BB       IZ8CLM      GB2HBT      M0FZW       T8CW        JH0IXE [d]
9A70DP      9A1IW       GB2MOF      GM4UYZ      TF2SYL      TF3VS
9H5G        NI5DX       GB2NWA      G0TOC       TG9/OZ1AA   OZ1ACB
9J2BO       G3TEV       GB2WRM      G0FYX       TJ3SN       IZ1BZV
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       GS2MP       N3SL        TM277DA     F4EFL
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      H2X         IZ4AMS      TM53IMW     F6KSU
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      HB0/ON4IPA  ON6ZV       TY2CD       ZS6ARF
9V50RM      9V1RM       HB0/OO6P    ON6ZV       UA1QV/1     UA1QV
9X0WA       SM0HPL      HF0GUIDO    SP9PBH      V31AE       EB7DX
AF1Y/KH0    DU1CKF [d]  HF0TYTUS    SP3PJW      V47JA       W5JON
AF1Y/KH0    JH0CKF [b]  HF10PAT     SP5PAT      V73NS       W3HNK
AH0I        JF1IRW      II2IARU     IK2AQZ      V73RG       VK2RG
C6AUX       VE3IKV      J79MM       EI4JY       VE1AI/9     VE1AI
CN8KD       EA5XX       JD1BOW      JA0JHQ      VP2MTT      N0KV
CN8SG       EA7FTR      JV150ITU    JT1CD       XR3LU       CE3AA
CO8LY       EA7ADH      JW2US       LA2US       XR44COPA    CE3TKV
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       KH0R/KH2    JE6DND      YB0/KY1A    E21EIC
CP4BT       DJ2BW       MC0SHL      M0URX       YB5QZ       W3HNK
CP6XE       IK6GPZ      OH0/SK3SN   SM3KIF      YL390GAZ    YL3GAZ
CV5K        CX2ABC      OH0X        OH2TA       YP0IPA      YO3AS
CX2BR       EA5GL       OL21UEFA    OK2KYD      YU178SB     YU1KN
E6AB        ZL2HM       OL40A       OK1MR       Z21GC       K3IRV
EH4MCG      EA4DCU      ON700VAART  ON5JE       Z81B        IZ0EGA
EI0CAR/p    EI4JR       OX3LX       OZ1PIF      ZL1SLO      EA5ZD
EM300WLP    UT3WJ       PA2015BEACH PI4HAL      ZL2IO       DK7AO
EM44WFF     UT4WA       PI25COM     PA3CAL      ZY2WCI      PU2VJI
EN150ITU    UT5UIA      RA1QQ/1     RA1QQ       ZY8P        PT2GTI

AO10EURAO Federacion Digital EA, P.O. Box 3050, 08200 Sabadell (Barcelona),
JA7LU     Sei Suzuki, 2-5-9 Kaga, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken, 277-0051, Japan
JH0IXE    Ryosei Aimiya, 4595-41 Kamikatagiri, Matsukawa-machi,
          Shimoina-gun, Nagano-ken, 399-3301, Japan
JI1AVY    Hidehiko  Koguchi, 3-6-19 Kakinokizaka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo-to,
          152-0022, Japan
LA2US     Erik Sommerseth, Kvitlyngvn 11 B, 8209 Fauske, Norway
PT2GTI    Roberto Franca Stuckert, SHIN QI 7 Conjunto 12 Casa 14, Brasilia -
          DF, 71515-120, Brazil
RA1QQ     Nikolay A. Smerdov, P.O. Box 24,  Cherepovets,  Vologodskaya obl.,
          162611, Russia
UA1QV     Mikhail S. Kutyumov, P.O. Box 19, Vologda, 160000, Russia
UE44Y     P.O. Box 1, g. Tashtagol, Kemerovskaya oblast, 652990, Russia
VE1AI     Dick Grantham, 16 Camilla Court, Dartmouth NS B2X 3K3, Canada
VE7DP     Franc Toplak, P. O. Box 209, Cedar BC V9X 1W1, Canada
VE7KDU    Klaus Urbantke, P.O. Box 751, Terrace BC V8G 4R1, Canada
VK4AAC    Robert N. Janoska, 181 Rainbow Street, Sandgate QL 4017, Australia
ZL2HM     Peter Moore, 13 Ruataniwha Street, Waipawa 4210, New Zealand


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