425 DX News issue #963

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins

                          > > > 425 DX NEWS < < <


17 October 2009                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 963
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Gianni, I1UWF will be active as 3A/I1UWF from Monaco on 24  October
         for the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. He plans  to  operate  mainly  on  20
         metres, with some activity on 15 and 10 metres, running  100  watts
         into a vertical antenna. QSL via home call. [TNX I1UWF]
4X     - Yoshi, JE2EHP will be active as  4X/K1HP  from  Israel  between  29
         October and 5 November. He will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the  HF
         bands and 6 metres. QSL via JE2EHP, bureau preferred. [TNX JE2EHP]
5Z     - Enrico/5Z4ES, Frank/IK8TEO, Tony/IK8UHA and Antonio/IK8VRH will  be
         active as  5Z0H  from  Kenya  between  10  and  21  February  2010,
         including operations from Wasini Island (AF-067)  and  Lamu  Island
         (AF-040). They plan to have two stations active  on  160-10  metres
         CW, SSb and RTTY. QSL via IK8VRH (direct,  bureau  and  LoTW).  The
         website for the operation is at http://www.ddxc.it [TNX IK8VRH]
D6     - Sam Serge, F6AML will be active as D68F  from  the  Comoro  Islands
         (AF-007) on 13-23 November. He will operate CW (1828,  3520,  7020,
         10115, 14020, 18071, 21020, 24951 and 28020  kHz)  and  SSB  (3775,
         7075, 14265, 18140, 21265, 24960 and 28480 kHz), with  a  focus  on
         the low bands. QSL via F6AML, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AJA and  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
DU     - Alex, DV1UBY will be active as 4D1N during the CW WW DX SSB and  CW
         Contests. He will be also looking for DX contacts  on  15,  20  and
         40m with 10 watts until the end of the year.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX DV1UBY]
DU     - Manfred,DL4IAS will be active as DV7/DL4IAS  from  Bantayan  Island
         (OC-129) from 20 October to 5 November. He plans  to  operate  PSK,
         SSB and CW on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX  DX
EL     - Chris de Beer, ZS6RI is working on a project in Liberia,  and  will
         hopefully be  QRV  in  late  October-early  November.  He  will  be
         working six weeks in Liberia, and  then  three  weeks  at  home  in
         South Africa, for the forseeable future. He  plans  to  operate  CW
         QRP with vertical and wire antennas; if there seems to be  activity
         he might upgrade the antennas and the radio, and operate  also  SSB
         and maybe digital modes. [TNX ZS6RI]
FK     - Jean-Louis, F5NHJ will be active  as  VR2/F5NHJ  from  Cheung  Chau
         (AS-006), Hong Kong on 21-23  October  and  as  FK/F5NHJ  from  New
         Caledonia,  either  Grande  Terre  (OC-032)  and  Lifou  or    Mare
         (OC-033), from 26 October to 11 November. He plans to focus  on  30
         metres digital modes. QSL via F5NHJ. [TNX F5NQL]
G      - Jeff, G4SOF  will be running GB2BD for Bideford  Devon  Scouts  for
         this year's Jamboree On The Air  (17-18  October).  Information  on
         the 52nd JOTA can be found at http://www.scout.org/. [TNX G4SOF]
G      - Mick, G3LIK reports he will be active as GB4RN (GB4 Royal Navy)  on
         1-28 November, which  will include  the RNARS CW  Activity  Contest
         (rules at http://www.rnars.org.uk/RNARS_Contest_2009.htm)  on 21-22
GI     - Chris, M0DOL and Merv,  MI0TMW  will  be  active  as  GN4KPT/p  and
         EI/GN4KPT/p from a number of castles in Northern Ireland  and  Eire
         between 25 October and 4 November. QSL via M0DOL. [TNX MI0TMW]
GM     - Oscar Luis/EA1DR, George/EC2ADN,  Christian/EA3NT,  Col/MM0NDX  and
         Bjorn/SM0MDG are planning an operation to be held  from  rare  IOTA
         group EU-118 (Flannan Isles) in June 2010. Further  information  is
         expected in due course. [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
I      - Look for IU1CL to be aired from Camogli  Lighthouse  (WAIL  LI-015,
         ARLHS ITA-189) on 24-25 October. QSL via IZ1MLV, direct or  bureau.
         [TNX IZ1MLV]
KH0    - AA6CM/KH0 (operator  JA6CM),  KH0UV  (operator  JR6DRH),  KK6WW/KH0
         (operator JA6EGL) and WH0AA (operator JA6GLD) will be  active  from
         Saipan on 22-26 October. They plan to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres. QSL via  home  calls,  direct  or  through  the  JARL
         bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH0    - Yoshi, JK2VOC will  be  active  as  KH0/JK2VOC  from  the  Northern
         Marianas (OC-086) on 23-26 October, including and entry in  the  CQ
         WW DX SSB Contest. Before the contest he will  operate  on  30,  17
         and 12 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Special callsign PB65BP will  be  in  use  on  all  bands  SSB  and
         digital  modes  until  11  November  to  commemorate    the    65th
         anniversary of the liberation of Breda by the Polish  1st  Armoured
         Division (29 October 1944). QSL via PA1WLB. [TNX K1XN]
PY     - Jose/PY6HD, Beto/PY6RT and Nilzo/PY6AWU  will  be  active  as  ZZ6Z
         from the  Abrolhos  Archipelago  (SA-019)  from  29  October  to  2
         November (dates may vary depending on  Brazilian  Navy  schedules).
         Expect them to operate SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL  direct  to  PY6HD.
         [TNX PY6HD]
PZ     - Mike, AJ9C will be active as PZ5M from Suriname on  22-29  October.
         He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres, and  to  take
         part in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
SV5    - Martin, ON4PO will  be  active  as  J45PO  from  the  SX5P  contest
         station on Rhodes Island (EU-001)  on  21-29  October,  before  and
         after the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
V2     - Tom, K7ZZ will be active as V25Z from  Antigua  (NA-100)  on  19-28
         October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest.  Outside
         the SSB event the will concentrate on CW. QSL direct to home  call.
         He will upload his log to LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Pete, K8PT will be QRV as V31PT from Ambergris  Cay  (NA-073)  from
         24 November to 6 December. This will be a holiday  style  operation
         on 40-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via K8PT. [TNX K8PT]
V6     - JA7HMZ (V63DX) and JA7GYP will be active with a focus  on  the  low
         bands from Pohnpei(OC-010), Micronesia on 25-31  October.  QSL  via
         home call. A part time participation in the CQ WW  DX  SSB  Contest
         as V6B is being considered. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - The Vancouver Olympics Amateur Radio  Group  (VOARG)  is  promoting
         and coordinating  the  operation  of  a  series  of  special  event
         callsigns to commemorate the  Vancouver  2010  Winter  Olympic  and
         Paralympic Games to be held in February and March next year.  Three
         special callsigns will be activated by amateur radio operators  and
         groups resident in British Columbia as follows: VG7V (1  October-30
         November 2009), VG7W (1 December 2009-31  January  2010),  VG7G  (1
         February-31 March 2010). A web  site  with  additional  details  is
         under construction. QSL direct (VOARG, 9362-206A St.,  Langley,  BC
         V1M 2W6, Canada) or bureau. All of the QSOs  will  be  uploaded  to
         LoTW. [TNX http://dx-hamspirit.com]
VE     - Yuri, VE3DZ plans to operate as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, Quebec  (Zone
         2) on 21-26 October, including  an  entry  in  the  CW  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via VE3DZ. [TNX NG3K]
VK9X   - Rene/DL2JRM, Tom/DL2RMC, Sid/DM2AYO and Harry/DM5TI will be  active
         as VK9XX from Christmas Island  (OC-002)  from  21  November  to  5
         December, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest  as  VK9XW.
         They plan to have two  stations  up  and  running  24/7  on  160-10
         metres, with a focus on the low bands and CW.  QSL  both  callsigns
         via DL1RTL, direct or bureau. The logs will be  uploaded  to  LoTW.
         Further information at http://www.dl2rmc.com/tom/VK9X2009/
VK9X   - Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be  active  from  Christmas  Island
         (OC-002) on 20-27 February 2010. They  will  both  use  the  single
         callsign of VK9X/G6AY, and they  will  operate  CW  only  on  80-10
         metres (no activity on 160 metres).  Propagation  permitting,  they
         plan to have two stations on the air for as many  hours  every  day
         as is possible. QSL via  G3SWH,  direct  or  bureau  (requests  for
         bureau cards can be submitted by using the relevant form on  Phil's
         website). Please visit  www.g3swh.org.uk/christmas-island.html  for
         further information. [TNX G3SWH]
VP2M   - George/K2DM (VP2MDG), Peter/K3ZM (VP2MZM), Glen/W4GKA (VP2MKA)  and
         Jim/AD4J (VP2MIJ) will be active from Montserrat (NA-103) on  20-28
         October, including a  Multi-Single  entry  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as VP2MDG. Outside the contest look for VP2MDG  on  6m  SSB
         and for VP2MZM on 160m CW. QSL via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP2V   - Steve, KN5H and Art, N3DXX will be  active  from  Tortola,  British
         Virgin Islands on 21-28 October. They will participate  in  the  CQ
         WW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Single entry,  and  will  operate  CW,
         RTTY and on 30, 17 and 12 metres before the contest. QSL direct  to
         KN5H. [TNX KN5H]
VP5    - Look for VP5/WA2VYA, VP5/W2WAS  and  VP5/N2VW  to  be  active  from
         Providenciales  (NA-002),  Turks  and  Caicos  Islands  on    20-27
         October. They will participate in the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest  as
         VP5T. [TNX The Daily DX]
XU     - Peter, XU7ACY and Wim, XU7TZG will participate in the CQ WW DX  SSB
         Contest as XU7KOH from Koh Russei  (Bamboo  Island,  AS-133),  with
         some CW activity before the contest. QSL via ON7PP  (direct  only).
         [TNX NG3K]
YN     - Mike,  K9NW  will  be  active  from  Nicaragua  on  22-27  October,
         including  a SOAB entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. Callsigns will
         be  HT2N (QSL  via  K9NW for  this year's  event only)  during  the
         contest and YN2NW (QSL via K9NW) before and after the contest. [TNX
YV     - The Grupo DX Caracas (http://gdxc.org/) will celebrate  their  20th
         anniversary by operating as YW5F From Farallon  Centinela  (SA-058)
         on 6-9 November. They will be active on on 80-2 metres SSB, CW,  FM
         and digital modes. QSL via DM4TI. [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
Z3     - IT9SSI, IT9YVO, IZ5MOQ, IZ8CCW, IZ8CGS, IZ8IYX  and  IZ8JAI,  along
         with Z36W and Z35X, will participate in the CQ WW  DX  SSB  Contest
         as Z37M. All of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically  via  the
         bureau. Direct cards for this operation  only  should  be  sent  to
         IQ8MD  (Mediterraneo  DX  Club,  Ufficio  Cosenza  Veneto,  Casella
         Postale 360, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy). [TNX IZ8CCW]

                         *** 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  (September  2009)  is  now
available   at    http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html.    Articles  and
pictures should be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba @ iz3eba.it)

DXCC NEWS ---> The recent FT5GA operation from Glorioso  has  been  approved
for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

NWRW 2009 ---> The National Wildlife  Refuge  Week  (11-18  October)combines
Amateur Radio communication capabilities with enjoyment of the  outdoors  to
help others learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Amateur  radio
stations (including  K4M  from  Midway)  are  operating  from  a  number  of
wildlife refuges this week under guidelines established in cooperation  with
the U.S. Fish  &  Wildlife  Service.  Information  on  this  special  event,
including  details  on  the  relevant  certificate,    can    be   found  at
http://www.nwrweek-radio.info [TNX K4RT]

QSL HR9/WQ7R ---> Effective 14 October, the new QSL manager for HR9/WQ7R  is
Erik, K5WW (no longer via AI4U). [TNX K5WW]

QSL ZC4VJ ---> Cards received at the PO Box address in Cyprus will  continue
to be answered, but the new QSL route is via M0URX (QSLling details  can  be
found at http://www.m0urx.com). LoTW logs will continue to  be  uploaded  by
Andy, ZC4VJ. [TNX ZC4VJ]

QSL VIA XQ1IDM ---> The following logs for Atacama Desert  DX  Group's  IOTA
activities (http://www.addxg.cl/) are  still  open:  3G1M  (SA-069,  October
2005), 3G1P  (SA-085,  March  2003),  3G2D  (SA-086,  November  2003),  XR2G
(SA-086, September 2004).  QSL  requests  can  b  sent  to  XQ1IDM  (Nicolas
Herrera G., P.O. Box 345, Antofagasta, Chile). [TNX XQ1IDM]

+ SILENT KEYS + "Mr Svalbard", Mathias Bjerrang (JW5NM) died after a  tragic
accident on 11 October. He was 67.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0EL,  3DA0MH,  3DA0MM,  3DA0TB,
3DA0VA, 5V7PM, 6I7CQ, 6J2T, 7P8MM, 7P8OK, 7P8YI, 7X4AN, 9A7A,  A45WD,  A61Q,
A73A, C21TI, C31PP, CC0Y, DU9/DL5SDF (OC-130), EA9/KH0AM,  EA9IB,  FJ/VE3EY,
FW8AA, HK3CQ, JT1CO, K5D, KH7XS,  KL1V,  KL7J,  LY20W,  OH0R,  OY2J,  OY3AA,
PX6T, PY0FF, S92LX,  SG3U  (EU-084),  T6AD,  TC098A  (AS-098),  TI2KI,  TM0M
(EU-065), TO8YY, TT8FC, TU5JM, TY5ZR, V51AS,  V7XX,  VC1W  (NA-154),  VE8EV,


                425 DX NEWS HOME PAGE:  http://www.425dxn.org
                425 DX NEWS ARCHIVES:   http://list.425dxn.org
                425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE:   http://www.425dxn.org/monthly


               425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
      edited by Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH and Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ

            Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
                        in part or full provided that
               "425 DX News" or "425DXN" receive proper credit

          Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj@425dxn.org)
                      The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


                                MAILING LIST

                   Please visit the "Mailing List" page at
       and follow the step by step subscribe/unsubscribe instructions
                  or contact the Mailing List Administrator
                  Stefano Turci, IK4WMH (ik4wmh@425dxn.org)


                           Direttore Responsabile
                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 057216
                      Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                Roma, Italia



        *** The PacketCluster network 425 DX News search tool commands ***

SH/425 CAL          shows the 425DXN Calendar "current" activities;
SH/425 BULL [num]   where [num] is the bulletin issue number;
SH/425 [text]       where [text] should be replaced with  a callsign, an  IOTA
                    reference number,  an island  name, an  Antarctic base,  a
                    lighthouse, etc. 

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins

go back