425 DX News issue #950

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

5B     - Alan, 5B4AHJ will participate in the IOTA Contest as P3J  from  his
         home  QTH on Cyprus (AS-004). Expect him to operate SSB and  CW  on
         all bands. QSL via 5B4AHJ. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
9A     - Jane/S57L, Goran/S52P,  Vinko/S53F,  Brane/S56UGB  and  Silvo/S50X,
         will be active as 9A8ZRS from Vela Palagruza (EU-090)  from  20  to
         31 July, IOTA Contest included. They plan to operate  CW,  SSB  and
         PSK31 on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, plus 6  and  2  metres.  QSL
         via operator's instructions. [TNX F5NQL]
9A     - Gert, OE3ZK  will operate CW, SSB and RTTY  as  9A/OE3ZK  from  the
         island of Korcula (EU-016) on 21-30 July, including an  entry  (CW)
         in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
A4     - A team from the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will  participate
         in the IOTA Contest as A43SI from Suwadi Island (AS-112).  QSL  via
         A47RS. [TNX A41MA]
CE     - The Radio Club Rancagua (CE4RG, formerly as Radio  Club  of  Chile)
         was  established  on  22  July  1936.  Celebrating    their    73rd
         anniversary, club members will operate with special event  callsign
         CE73RG for 73 days starting on 22 July. Expect activity on 80,  40,
         20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB, CW and PSK. QSL via CE4WJK.
CT9    - Twelve operators from Portugal and Madeira will be operate SSB,  CW
         and digital modes as CR3D  and  CR3R  from  Chao  Island  (AF-046),
         Madeira 24-26 July. Part  of  the  team  will  focus  on  the  IOTA
         Contest (with two stations), while the  rest  will  concentrate  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres, plus  6,  4  and  2  metres.  QSL  direct  to
         CT1BOL.  Further  information  at  http://www.qrz.com/db/CR3D  [TNX
EI     - A combined team from the South Dublin Radio Club and  the  City  of
         Belfast Radio Amateur Society will participate in the IOTA  Contest
         as EJ0GI from Inis Oirr, Aran Islands  (EU-006).  QSL  via  EI2SDR.
         Some team members may be active under their home calls  before  and
         after contest between 23 and 27 July: one of them  will  be  David,
         EI3GKB (GI8SKN), who will operate as EJ3GKB on  80-6  metres.  [TNX
EA8    - Celebrating the  opening  of  the  Gran  Telescopio  Canarias,  the
         largest    optical      telescope        in        the        world
         (http://www.gtc.iac.es/en/), special event callsign AO8GTC will  be
         used from the observatory at Roque de los Muchachos  on  La  Palma,
         Canary Islands (AF-004) on 25-26 July. Expect activity on  CW,  SSB
         and digital modes by four stations. QSL via EA8RCP. [TNX EA8NQ]
EA9    - Look for JR1AIB  to be active as EA9/DJ1AIB from Melilla  on  22-26
         July. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on  160-6  metres.  QSL
         via JR1AIB. [TNX NG3K]
ES     - ES1LS, ES1QV, ES2EZ, ES2DJ and ES2QN will participate in  the  IOTA
         Contest (25-26 July) as ES0U from  Saaremaa  Island  (EU-034).  QSL
         via ES2DJ, bureau preferred.
F      - On 25 July 1909 Louis Bleriot became the  first  person  to  fly  a
         powered aircraft across the English Channel from Calais  to  Dover.
         Commemorating the centenry of that historic flight, the Radio  Club
         of Cambrai (F8KGN) will be active as TM1LB until 27 July.  QSL  via
         the REF bureau. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Ed, GW3SQX will be active as TM7O from Oleron  Island  (EU-032)  on
         25-27 July, including a CW only entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL  via
         GW3SQX, direct only. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
F      - Jan, ON7JA will  be  active  as  F/ON7JA  from  Ile  de Noirmoutier
         (EU-064) on 25-27 July. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.  [TNX
G      - Commemorating Louis Bleriot's historic flight,  the  Dover  Amateur
         Radio Club (http://www.darc.org.uk/)  will  operate  special  event
         station GB100LB on 25-26 July. QSL via operator's instructions.
GI     - John/EI4GK, Pete/EI4GZB,  Joe/EI7GY,  Declan/EI9HQ  and Pete/GI4VIV
         will participate in the IOTA Contest from Rathlin Island  (EU-122).
         They will operate as GI0MPG from Rathlin East Lighthouse.  QSL  via
         GI0MPG. Prior to the contest some of the operators  may  be  active
         using MI/homecall. [TNX EI4GK]
GM     - Doug, GM0ELP (CW) and Simon, M0GBK (SSB) will  be  active  as  MM3T
         from the Isle of Skye (EU-008) on 25-26 July for the IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via eQSL only, as "we do not have paper QSL  cards"  (but  IOTA
         chasers will be able to claim credit online once the  contest  logs
         are uploaded to www.rsgbiota.org in 2010). [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM     - Paul, M3KBU will participate in the IOTA Contest as  MM3KBU/p  from
         the Isle of  Mull  (EU-008).  He  will  also  be  visiting  several
         islands in  either  the  Inner  (EU-008)  and  the  Outer  Hebrides
         (EU-010) on 1-16 August. Please check  MM3KBU  at  www.qrz.com  for
         updates. QSL via M3KBU. [TNXwww.rsgbiota.org]
HB0    - David, ON4DN will be active as HB0/ON4DN/p  from  Liechtenstein  on
         24-26 July. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 metres  SSB  and
         digital modes, with a focus on 30m. QSL via home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX ON4DN]
HL     - Han/DS2GOO, Yang/DS4CDA, Ryou/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU and a few  other
         guest operators will be active  as  homecall/4  from  Pigum  Island
         (AS-060) on 25-27 July. They will have two complete  stations  with
         a dozen of verticals near saltwater, and will operate CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes on 80-10 metres; if the  band  is  opend,  they  will
         also give 6m a try. QSL via home calls.  During  the  IOTA  Contest
         they will use D93I (QSL via DS4NYE). [TNX HL1VAU]
IS0    - Massimo, I0PNM will participate in the IOTA  Contest  as  IM0/I0PNM
         from San Pietro Island (EU-165).  He  will  operate  SSB  on  40-10
         metres. In the following weeks, and  especially  on  15-16  August,
         expect him to operate from the lighthouse at  Capo  Sandalo  (ARHLS
         SAR-018) on 40-10 metres SSB and PSK31. QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
IS0    - Emiliano, IS0BRQ says he will be  active  from  Ferraglione  Island
         (EU-024, IIA CA-033) for part of the  IOTA  Contest.  He  plans  to
         operate QRP starting early in the morning of 26 July.
LZ     - Gabriele/IK3GES, Boyan/LZ1BJ and Lyuben/LZ1ZC  will  be  active  as
         LZ/IK3GES, LZ1BJ/1 and LZ1ZC/1 from the island of Sveta  Anastasiya
         (EU-181) on  24-27  July.  They  plan  to  run  100  watts  into  a
         10-element log-periodic on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres, with  some
         possible activity on 40, 30 and  6  metres.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         bureau preferred. [TNX LZ1BJ]
OZ     - Jakob, OZ7AEI will be  active  as  OZ7AEI/p  from  Bornholm  Island
         (EU-030) on 19-26 July. He plans to operate on  20  and  40  metres
         SSB from a few lighthouses (updates on activations to be posted  at
         http://www.oz7aei.dk). QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
PA     - PD5CW, PE1OPM and PE1OXV will be  active  from  Schouwen  Duiveland
         (EU-146) on 24-26 July, IOTA Contest included.  Look  for  activity
         on 80-10 metres SSB and CW. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SM     - John, G3LAS will operate SSB and CW as SM5/G3LAS from Fogdo  Island
         (EU-084) on 23-27 July, IOTA Contest included. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Kent, SM5ELV and Leif, SM5FWW   will  be  active  as  SM5ELV/5  and
         SM5FWW/5  from  Aspoja  Island  (EU-177)  for  the  IOTA   Contest.
         Non-contest activities will include  PSK  and  6  metres.  QSL  via
         bureau. [TNX SM5ELV]
SV     - Cliff, SV1JG and George, SV1RP will be active as  SX8M  from  Milos
         Island (EU-067) on 24-27 July,  including  an  entry  in  the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via SV1JG, direct or bureau. [TNX SV1JG]
TA     - Special event callsign TC21BSR will be on  the  air  from  Istanbul
         until 20 July for the 21st annual Bosphorus Race.  QSL  via  TA1HZ.
         [TNX TA1HZ]
UA     - A team of Russian operators will be active as UE1CBB from  Bol'shoy
         Berezovyy Island (EU-133) on 22-27 July. They will  participate  in
         the IOTA Contest as RI1AA.  QSL  for  both  callsigns  via  UA1AIR,
         direct or bureau. [TNX UA1AIR]
VE     - Ken/W8ND, Butch/N8CHS and Kelly/K8MCN will be  active  as  W8ND/VE1
         from Big Tancook Island (NA-081) on  23-26  July.  QSL  via  K8MCN,
         direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
VE     - Frank, VE7DP and Heinz, VA7AQ will take part in  the  IOTA  Contest
         from Taxeda Island (NA-091). [TNX VA7AQ]
VE     - Cezar, VE3LYC plans to operate as  VY0O  from  the  Ottawa  Islands
         (NA-230, new one) for three  full  days  between  25  July  and  10
         August. Specific island's name and exact dates  are  not  available
         at this time, but they will be announced a few days id  advance  of
         the operation. This will be Cezar's  most  difficult  operation  to
         date.  The  islands  are  12-14  hours  away   from    shore    and
         transportation  requires  a  large  boat.  Traditionally   unstable
         weather pattern, unknown local landing conditions, high  seas,  the
         presence of ice chunks in Hudson Bay, potential presence  of  polar
         bears, all these  and  other  logistical  aspects  make  this  trip
         extremely  challenging.  At  this  time  Cezar  seeks  group    and
         individual donors who understand and appreciate the  difficult  and
         expensive task ahead and are willing to be  part  of  this  effort.
         "Past support from  EU  stations  has  been  disproportionate  with
         their QSO demand (45% of QSOs but only 25% support for  VY0A)",  he
         says, but hopefully this situation will improve. [TNX VE3LYC]
VE     - VE1VOX  and  VE1AOE  will  be  active  as  VC1W  from  Welsh Island
         (NA-154) on 12-16 August (depending on  weather  conditions).  They
         will  have  two  stations  and  more  operators  might  join    the
         expedition. QSL via VE3EXY. [VE1VOX]
W      - Steve, W3RFA  and  Bob,  KB3NYX  will  operate  from  Smith  Island
         (NA-140) on 25-26 July  for  the  IOTA  Contest.  This  will  be  a
         micro-expedition with limited equipment, as  they  are  getting  to
         the island by sea kayak. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
YJ     - Chris, VK3QB  plans  to  be  active  (requested  call  YJ0QB)  from
         Vanuatu on 20-27 July. He will operate  holiday  style  during  his
         afternoons and evenings on 40 metres CW, with possible activity  on
         30, 20 and 15 metres if the bands are open. [TNX The Daily DX]

                         *** 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 (June 2009) is now  available  at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles and  pictures  should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA.

QSL R1ANL ---> "Since most  of  the  QSL  requests  for  the  1997-99  R1ANL
operation by Nikolay Zinin (RW6ACM) from Novolazarevskaya Base  (Antarctica)
remained unprocessed by the previous QSL manager (UA6AH), I  took  over  the
QSL management of this activity", Dominik, DL5EBE says. "After  some  delay,
I finally managed to  enter  the  handwritten  log  (14000  QSOs)  into  the
computer and upload all contacts to LoTW". Those who need a paper  QSL  card
can send their request to DL5EBE, direct (see  qrz.com)  or  bureau  (e-mail
requests for bureau cards can be sent to weield@mac.com). [TNX DL5EBE]

QSL VIA TA3J ---> Nilay Mine Aydogmus, TA3YJ  has  transferred  all  of  her
duties as a QSL manager to her husband Berkin, TA3J. Affected callsigns  are
listed at http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htm [TNX TA3J]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Jean-Luc  Maingot
(F5PC), Roy S. Hartley (G0HDX), Jim Leist (KB5W), Richard R.  Clay  (KC0TJ),
Thomas F. McDuffie (KM6K), Ernest J. Zingleman (KS4Q), Buck  Barto  (N9PLJ),
Antoni Zebik (SP7LA), Henry L. Luhrman (W4PZV) and James E. Mullin (W8KKK).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z8WFF      SP8AJC      EG2EPC      EC2AMN      PJ2T        N9AG
4C50C       XE1J        EG9CLP      EA9CE       PX8M        PT2OP
4L0A        EA7FTR      EM300Q/p    UR6QS       SE2T        SM2YIZ
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       EN350AKB    UR5AKU      SG3U        SM3CXS
4U1UN       HB9BOU      ET3JA       OK3AA       SK9HQ       SM6JSM
4U1WB       KK4HD       EV5OP       DL7VFM      SM200PAX    SK2AT
4U30VIC     4U1VIC      EV6ZK       UA3FDX      SN0WFF      SP5X
4Z8BB       WC1X        EX9FF/p     EX8AB       SN50DBT     SP2AGA  [1]
5N0HQ       DL3OCH      FY5LH       F5KDR       SN50DBT     SP2ZAO  [2]
5N0OCH      DL3OCH      GB1HI       M3ZYZ       SO1EKO      DL1EKO
5R8KD       W5KDJ       GB7HQ       G3TXF       SU9GI       IK2ZYC
7S5A        SM4DDS      HE8HLM      EA7FTR      SV0JD/8     DL6NBA
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HF50BORY    SP2IU       SX1L        DL1JCZ
8J0YUI      JH0ZSM      HF94JCQ     SP4JCQ      SX2CM       SV2GWY
8Q7DI       I8ACB       HF94KE      SP4YPB      SX8GR       SV8FMY
9A/VE3ZIK   DO7ZZ       HF94OLP     SQ4OLP      TK5UX       F5MUX
9A430KA     9A6Z        HP3AK       W4JS        TM0HQ       F8CRH
9A48IFATCA  9A4WW       HP3DX       W4WX        TM1LB       F8KGN
9H1KZ       G2BKZ       HP3TA       KG6UH       TM1MV       F5KPO
9J2BO       G3TEV       HQ2W        HR2DMR      TM1OOL      F6KPQ
9J2CA       G3SWH       HR9/WQ7R    AI4U        TY5ZR       IK2IQD
9K2/SP4R    SP4GFG      II0DIVA     IQ0RM       UE2FVW      DK4VW
9K9HQ       9K2CQ       J28KO       F6DKI       UE9CAA      RU9DX
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      J48YA       HA1YA       UE9KFF      RX9KM
9M6BG       VR2BG       J79PAK      HB9CUA      UN7DA       EA5KB
9Y4HQ       DF2RG       JI1FGX/DU9  JF1LZQ      UN7QF       EX2A
A35AB       VK3SN       JW6RHA      LA6RHA      V6C         JH1NBN
A61Q        EA7FTR      LM9K75Y     LA9K        VE3MOON     VE3OIJ
A71BU       NI5DX       LX0HQ       LX2A        VK7WI       VK7ZE
AM1VIG      EA1RKV      LX8RTTY     LX1DA       VP2MSJ      W5JAY
AN3FCB      EA3LD       LY0HQ       LY8O        VP9400KD    VP9KD
AT1HQ       VU2PTT      LY1000G     LY1G        W3STX/KH0   JR3STX
C37NL       C37URA      LZ40ATSA    LZ1PJ       XX9LT       XX9AH
CE1TT       EA5KB       LZ7HQ       LZ1BJ       YI1RZ       IK2DUW
CE4CT       EA5KB       MD9Y        GD3YUM      YN2N        TI2OHL
CR3L        DJ6QT       NL8F        K8NA        YP1WFF      YO3JW   [3]
CR5HQ       CT1REP      OE1A        OE3KAB      YP1WFF      YO7GNL  [4]
CS28MCF     CT1EHX      OH0B        OH2BH       YP1WFF      YO9WF   [5]
CX1AA       W3HNK       OH0R        OH2PM       YP30S       YO7LCB
CX2AL       HB9IBG      OH0T        JA8BMK      YR0HQ       YO3FRI
DQ11APOLLO  DF3JO       OH2DZ/p     UA1ANA      Z21SI       JA1PBV
DX1J        JA1HGY      ON175BR     ON7BR       ZL6HQ       ZL1BHQ
E73EPA      YT8BB       OP4K        ON4JZ       ZP15MWC     PA0HEL
E7HQ        E77E        OZ1HQ       OZ1ACB      ZP5CGL      IK2DUW
ED5D        EA5FL       P40HQ       P43JB       ZW5HQ       PY5CA
ED8RC       EA8LE       PA6HQ       PA3CAL      ZX8A        PT2OP

[1] direct
[2] bureau
[3] 2 July 2009
[4] 1-3 May 2009
[5] 13-14 June 2009

CR5NRA   Nucleo de Radioamadores da Armada, ETNA - Base Naval de Lisboa,
         2801-001 Alfeite, Almada, Portugal
DF2RG    Gerhard Jaeger, P. O. Box 1425, 92405 Schwandorf, Germany
DL3OCH   Bodo Fritsche, Mardelaeckerstr. 14, 5417 Untersiggenthal,
HA1YA    Draskovits Gabor, Karpati K. u. 43, 9700 Szombathely, Hungary
PA0HEL   Helmich de Vries, Knoopshofte 4, 7605 AN Almelo, The Netherlands
PT2OP    Orlando Perez Filho, SHIGS 706, BLOCO L, Casa 22, 70350-762
         Brasilia - DF, Brazil


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