425 DX News issue #927

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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        



3B     - Piotr, SP2JMR and Slavo, SP2JMB will  be  active  as  3B9/homecalls
         from  the  Rodrigues  Islands  (AF-017)  on  1-8  April,  and    as
         3B8/homecalls from Mauritius Island (AF-049) on  9-17  April.  They
         plan to operate SSB and CW on all bands. [TNX SP2JMB]
9G     - Rob, PA3DEW and Vincent, PA3FQX will be active  again  from  Dormaa
         Ahenkro, Ghana starting on 14 February. They will be QRV  as  9G1AA
         in their spare time; look for them around 16 UTC on 14140 kHz.  QSL
         via PA3ERA. [TNX PA3AWW]
C3     - Finn, OV8FM and  Martin,  5P1M  will  be  active  as  C3/OV8FM  and
         C3/5P1M from Andorra on 10-13 February. They plan to  operate  SSB,
         RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV on 20 and 40 metres. QSL via OV1A. [TNX OV1A]
CE     - Members of Radio Club La  Portada  will  be  active  as  XR1A  from
         Puerto Antofagasta lighthouse  on  21-22  February  for  the  South
         American Lighthouses Weekend (see "Good to Know" below). They  will
         operate CW and SSB mainly on 20 and  40  metres.  QSL  via  XQ1IDM.
         [TNX XQ1IDM]
CN     - Russell, G5XW will be active again as CN2XW from Morocco  on  13-23
         February. This is another backpacking type holiday, so he  will  be
         running 100 watts into some sort of basic  antenna.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct only. [TNX G5XW]
CT     - CT1AHU, CT1EHX, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA and CT2IHP  will  be  active
         as CQ1A from the island of Nossa Senhora do Rosario (DIP AL-19)  on
         8 February. They plan to operate SSB and CW with  two  stations  on
         40 and 20 metres, from around 8 UTC to  13  UTC.  QSL  via  CT1GFK.
         [TNX CT1IUA]
D4     - Girts, YL2KL will be  active  as  D4C  from  Cape  Verde  on  11-22
         February, including SOAB entries in the ARRL DX CW and  CQ  WW  WPX
         RTTY contests. He hopes for some activity on  30  metres.  QSL  via
         IZ4DPV. [TNX NG3K]
DU     - David, BA4DW is currently active as DU9/BA4DW from Mindanao  Island
         (OC-130) until 10 February. He operates in his spare time with  100
         watts and wire antennas. QSL via home call. [TNX BA4DW]
FG     - Ilario, IV3CGJ will be active as  FG/IV3CGJ/p  from  Marie-Galante,
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 13-24  February.  QSL  via  bureau  to  home
         call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GD     - The Barry Amateur Radio Society will operate from the Isle  of  Man
         (EU-116)  from  28  March  to  4  April.  Thomas/DJ6OI,  Jan/DJ8NK,
         Franz/DJ9ZB, Alois/DL8RBL, Glyn/GW0ANA, Yasu/JR1AIB,  Curtis/MW0USK
         and Lois/MW3LOI will  be  active  on  160-10  metres  (6m  will  be
         monitored  for  openings)  SSB,  CW,  RTTY  and  PSK  under   three
         callsigns: GT4BRS for SSB and CW, GT6BRS for data  modes  and  GD8K
         during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March). All QSL  cards  via
         GW0ANA, direct or bureau.
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active again from Ecuador between late  February
         and early March. He will operate CW and SSB  on  160-10  metres  as
         HC1MD/HC4 from Same and  Tonsupa  (Esmeraldas  Province)  on  20-27
         February, and as HC1MD from Tumbaco (Pichincha  Province)  from  28
         February to 8 March. QSL via K8LJG. Information on the Ecuador  and
         Galapagos    DX    Awards      can        be        found        at
         http://webpages.charter.net/ne8z [TNX NE8Z]
HP     - The Radio Club  of  Panama  and  the  Panama  Canal  Amateur  Radio
         Association will be active on all bands  and  modes  as  H81L  from
         Miraflores  Lighthouse (ARLHS PAN-030) on 14-15 February.  QSL  via
         HP1RCP. [TNX HP1AC]
I      - Luigi, IV3LNQ is active as IA3GM until 31  December to  commemorate
         the 100th anniversary  of  the  Nobel Prize in physiscs awarded  to
         Guglielmo Marcnoni. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
I      - Celebrating the 141st anniversary of the birth of Paul  P.  Harris,
         the founder of Rotary International, Rotary  Club  "Siracusa  Monti
         Climiti" (Sicily) will be  active  on  20,  15  and  40  metres  as
         IO9ROTA between 19 April and 19 May. The operator will be  Adriano,
         IT9CCB. [TNX IT9CCB]
J7     - John, K3TEJ will be active as J7N from Dominica (NA-101)  on  11-27
         February, including a SOAB entry in either the CQ WW WPX  RTTY  and
         the ARRL DX CW contests. Outside the contests he  will  concentrate
         on 160, 30, 17 and 12 metres CW and  RTTY.  QSL  direct  to  K3TEJ.
         [TNX K3TEJ]
J8     - Nigel, G3TXF has been active as J88XF from Mayreau Island  (NA-025)
         since 5 February, and will remain there until the 9th. He  operates
         CW only, mainly on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres.  QSL  via  home  call.
         The  webpage   for    this    trip    can    be    accessed    from
KP2    - Look for John, KP2/K3CT (QSL via home call) to be active  from  the
         US Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 18-25 February, with an  emphasis  on
         30, 12 and 17 metres before and after the ARRL DX  CW  Contest.  He
         will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as KP2M (QSL via  AI4U).
         [TNX K3CT]
PA     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as PA/DL2JRM/p from Schouwen  Duiveland
         (EU-146) on 14-15 February. He will operate  CW  on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
PJ     - Jan, PA4JJ, will be active  as  PJ2/PA4JJ  from  Curacao  (SA-006),
         Netherland's Antilles between  31  March  and  11  April.  He  will
         operate holiday style on various bands, with a focus on 30, 17  and
         12 metres and RTTY/PSK31. QSL via home call. A  logsearch  will  be
         available at http://www.pa4jj.nl/ and the log will be  uploaded  to
         LoTW. [TNX PA4JJ]
PY     - PT2OP (as PX6T) and PY6KW (af PY6KW/p or with a  special  callsign)
         will be active from Tinhare Island (SA-080) on 20-24  February  and
         from Boipeba Island (SA-080) from 25  February  to  1  March.  They
         plan to operate SSB mainly on 20 and  40  metres,  with  100  watts
         into G5RV.  QSL via home calls. [TNX PT7WA]
SV     - Demetrius, SV2GWY and other  operators  will  be  active  as  SX2CM
         14-15 February, 10-11 May, 24-25 May  and  5-7  July.  The  special
         callsign is in honour of the brothers saints Cyril  and  Methodius.
         All of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically  via  the  bureau;
         the QSL manager for direct cards  is  SV2GWY.  Further  information
         can be found at http://sx2cm.blogspot.com [TNX SV2GWY]
TI     - Klaus/DK6AO, Gunter/TI7WGI,  Andy/DH8WR  (EA2CRX),  Norbert/DL2RNS,
         Rene/DL2JRM and Daniel/DL5YWM will be active with  a  TI7  callsign
         TBA from San  Jose,  Murcielago  Islands  Island  (NA-191)on  17-20
         April. They plan to operate around the clock on 80-10  metres  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via DK6AO, direct or  bureau.  The  website
         for the expedition is at www.ti7.info. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
UA     - A few activities for the World Flora  Fauna  Award  (www.wff44.com)
         are expected to take place between  6  and  8  February.  Look  for
         UE1RFF/3 to operate CW and SSB on 20, 40 and 80 metres  from  three
         different locations. QSLs via UA1RJ. [TNX RW3GW]
V2     - Peter, G3TKK will be active holiday style  as  V25TK  from  Antigua
         (NA-100) from 27 February to 12 March. He plans to  operate  CW  on
         40-17 metres. QSL via G3TKK, direct or bureau. [TNX G3TKK]
V3     - Phil/AB7RW  (V31RW),  his  wife  Barbara/AC7UH  (V31UH),  Rick/KT7G
         (V31TB) and  Jake/N7WO  (V31WO)  will  be  active  from  Placencia,
         Belize on 10-24 February. They will participate in the  CQ  WW  WPX
         RTTY Contest as V31TB (QSL via KT7G) and in the ARRL DX CW  Contest
         as  V31WO  (QSL  via  N7WO).  Outside  the  contests  QSL  via  the
         operator's instructions. [TNX N7WO]
V4     - Nick, G4FAL will be active as V4/G4FAL from Rawlins Plantation, St.
         Kitts (NA-104) on 12-17 March, including participation in the  RSGB
         Commonwealth Contest (BERU) on 14-15 March as V47CD.  He  plans  to
         operate only CW on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home  call
         or LOTW. [TNX G4FAL]
V5     - Klaus, DJ4SO will be active again as V5/DJ4SO from Namibia from  14
         February to 12 March. He will operate mostly CW and  RTTY/PSK31  on
         160-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. The  logs  will
         be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
V8     - Sam, G4OHX  will be  active as V8FHX from Brunei on 11-23 February.
         He plans to  operate  mainly CW on 80, 40 and 20 metres, but he may
         also get on 30m. QSL via home call (direct only).[TNX The Daily DX]
VK9C   - Bernd, VK2IA reports the will be active again as VK9AA  from  Cocos
         (Keeling) (OC-003) on 14-27 March. He will operate CW  and  SSB  on
         160-10 metres. QSL via DL8YR.
VK9N   - Willy,  ON5AX  and   his  wife  Magda,  ON3AX  will  be  active  as
         VK9N/ON5AX from Norfolk Island (OC-005) on  15-22  March.  QSL  via
         ON5AX. [TNX ON5AX]
VP2V   - Rick,  K6VVA  will  celebrate  his  65th  birthday  operating  from
         Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 20-24 February.  Expect
         him to operate mostly CW as VP2V/K6VVA  (QSL  via  N6AWD),  and  to
         participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as VP2VVA  (QSL  via  N6AWD).
         [TNX NG3K]
VU     - VU2DSI, VU2ROE, VU2SMN and VU2SMS will  be  active  as  AU30SHI  on
         21-22 February to commemorate  the  birth  of  Chhatrapati  Shivaji
         Maharaj (19 February 1627), the  founder  of  the  Maratha  Empire.
         They  will  operate  from  Shivneri  Fort,  the  historic  military
         fortification where Shivaji was  born;  suggested  frequencies  are
         7070, 14250, 14215,21280 and 28290. QSL via VU2DSI. [TNX VU2DSI]
W      - Dennis,  WA2USA  will  be  active  as  WA2USA/4  from  Bogue  Banks
         (NA-112) on 12-24 February. He plans to operate RTTY,  CW  and  SSB
         on 160-10 metres, and to participate in the ARRL DX CW  and  CQ  WW
         WPX RTTY contests. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX

ANTARCTIC VOYAGE ---> Willy, ON5AX and his wife Magda, ON3AX will be  active
as OR3AX and OR4AX from on board the "Spirit of Enderby"  and  from the Ross
Sea  region  in  Antarctica between 9 February and 10  March. QSL via ON5AX.

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Bill, N7OU and Bob, W7YAQ will  be  active  as  3D2OU  and
3D2NB from the Fiji Islands on 11-16  February.  From  17 February through 2
March  they  will  operate from Tuvalu (T2, callsigns  TBA), including a M/S
entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest. Operation will  be 160-10 metres, mostly CW
with some  SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  home calls. [TNX NG3K]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (January 2009) is  now  available
at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles  and  pictures  should
be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA.

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
A5100A      Bhutan       2008 operation
T6EE        Afghanistan  2006 and 2007 operations [*]
TN5SN       Congo        Current operation effective October 2008
TT8HA       Chad         2007 and 2008 operations
TT8SK       Chad         2008 and 2009 operations
ZA/F4DTO    Albania      2008
ZA0/I0SNY   Albania      2008
ZA0/I8LWK   Albania      2008
ZA0/I8YGZ   Albania      2008
ZA0/IK2AQZ  Albania      2008
ZA0/IK7JWX  Albania      2008
[*] Additional documentation has been received from  T6EE  to  include  2006
and 2007 operations. If you had a QSO rejected for these dates send  a  note
to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update.
The DXCC Blog has been renamed Century Club Awards Web, and its new  URL  is
http://www.arrl.org/blog/Century%20Club%20Awards [TNX NC1L]

HE8CIC ---> "After 600 QSOs and two contests with the call HE8CIC  it  seems
that most of the amateurs  are  not  informed  about  the  HE8  activities",
Josef, HB9CIC says. "Very often I had to repeat many times  the  prefix  and
lost a  lot  of  time".  Please  note  that  amateur  radio  operators  from
Switzerland can  replace  their  HB9  or  HB3  prefixes  with  HE8  and  HB8
respectively  until  31  December  [425DXN  921],  to  celebrate   the  80th
anniversary of USKA, the Swiss IARU Society.

IARU R1 BAND PLAN ---> The IARU Region  1  new  HF  Band  Plan  will  become
effective    on    29    March      2009.        It    can    be   found  at

K5D ---> A third interview with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ,  expedition  co-leader,
can be  found  on  the  Documentary  Archive's  Desecheo  special  web  page
(www.dokufunk.org/desecheo). The  interview  was  given  to  Wolf  Harranth,
OE1WHC on 6 February.

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The first South American  Lighthouses  Weekend  will
be held from 12 UTC on 20  February  until  24  UTC  on  the  22nd.  A  list
("Listado Oficial") of partecipating stations  and  further  information  on
the event can be found at http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros.htm

PMC CONTEST ---> The International Association  of  Peace  Messenger  Cities
(www.iapmc.org) was established twenty years ago to recognize and  encourage
the role and responsibility cities have in creating a culture of peace.  The
Radio Club Slovenj Gradec, S59DCD (ex YU3DCD) sponsors the WW  PMC  Contest,
to promote contacts between stations located in the Peace  Messenger  Cities
(currently 93) and the rest of the world. The contest (CW and SSB)  will  be
held on 12 UTC on 7 February 2009 until 12 UTC on the 8th. Complete  details
can be found at http://www.s59dcd.si/english/index.php [TNX S54X]

QSL 7X0DX & 9M8DX ---> The new QSL route, for either past and  future  QSOs,
is  via  SP5UAF,  direct  (Tomasz  Barbachowski,  Zeromskiego    10,  05-070
Sulejowek, Poland) or  bureau.  The  former  QSL  manager  (Tadeusz  "Teddy"
Barczyk, DL4DBR) passed away on 2 January [425DXN  925].  Those  who  worked
7X0DX in September 2008 and sent their cards to  Teddy,  please  be  patient
and do not send second requests. Teddy's wife (Renia, DL3DBR) will send  the
QSLs and other documents to SP5UAF as soon as possible. [TNX SP5UAF]

QSL LY70W ---> Sam, LY5W says that the QSLs for LY70W (72,000  QSOs  in  two
months) arrived from the printer on 4  February.  The  first  batch  of  180
direct cards was mailed on the 5th, bureau cards will follow.

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.  Please  note
that QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line  logs  are  eligible
for listing. Send send your scores, as  well  as  any  request  for  further
information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@fastwebnet.it)


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8GT, 3DA0VB, 3X5A, 3XD2Z,  4A3A,
4L0A, 4O3A, 4S7NE, 4W6R, 4X4DK, 5H3VMB,  5N/LZ1QK,  5R8IC  (AF-090),  5R8IG,
5R8VB, 6V7M, 6W/DL4JS, 7Q7VB, 7X4AN, 7X5VRK, 8P5A,  8R7USA,  9J2VB,  9L1BTB,
9L1X, 9M6NA, 9U0VB, 9V1F1, 9X0VB, A25/DL7DF, A25VB,  A5100A,  A71AN,  A71CV,
A73A, A92GE, A92GR, AM5KB, AP2DKH,  AT2RS  (AS-199),  BD7JSQ,  C57R,  C91VB,
CE0Y/N6NO, D20VB, D44CF, D60VB, DU1ZV, E51PDX, E51QQQ, E76AQ, EA6SX,  EA6VQ,
HK3CQ, HK3JJH/HK0A (NA-132), HK3JJH/HK0B (NA-133),  HQ3Z,  J3/DM2AYO,  J68V,
KP2/NY6X, KP2/W3AVO, LX1KC, N3MK (NA-139), NE8Z/4 (NA-034),  NP2N,  OA4BHY/2
(SA-075), OJ9JD, OY/DD1LD, OY9JD,  PJ7/W6JKV,  PW2M,  PZ5RA,  RV9FQ,  S53MM,
SV8FMY (EU-049), SV9/DL5AXX, T04X, T88IW,  TF3CW,  TN5SN,  TT8JT,  TU5KC/FR,
TY5MR, UA2FCC, UN1L, V26B, V31XX,  V51AS,  V51VV,  VE1AI/1,  VP2ETN,  VR2PX,
YJ0AQY, YN2Z,  YW1TI  (SA-066),  Z29KM,  ZF2BJ,  ZK3AH,  ZP6/IK1PMR,  ZP6CW,



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