425 DX News issue #965

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31 October 2009                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 965
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5H     - Harald, DL7VSN (5H1HS) will be touring Tanzania  in  November,  and
         will operate mainly CW and RTTY on the HF bands with 100 watts  and
         various dipoles. He will be QRV probably from 1 November  from  the
         Kilimanjaro  area,  and  from  18  November  from  Serengeti    and
         Tarangire National Park. If flight/boat  plans  go  well,  he  will
         also try to go and operate from an IOTA group for one or two  days.
         QSL via home call. [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
9J     - Niko, S53A will be active  again  as  9J3A  from  Zambia  on  25-30
         November, CQ WW DX CW Contest included. QSL direct  to  S57S.  [TNX
CE_ant - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of  the  indipendence  of  Chile,
         the Radio Club de Concepcion  (http://www.ce5ja.cl/)  will  operate
         as XR9JA from the Chilean Navy  Base  "Arturo  Prat"  on  Greenwich
         Island,  South  Shetlands  (AN-010)  on  10-25  January  2010.  The
         operators  will  be  Dago/CE5COX,  Carlos/CE6UFF,  Luis/XQ5CIE  and
         Didier/F6DXE. They plan to operate on all bands SSB, CW and  PSK31,
         plus Satellite AO-51. QSL via CE5JA, direct or bureau. [TNX CE1KR]
CE0Y  -  Announced   frequencies   for  the  31  October-15  November   XR0Y
         DXpedition to Easter Island [425DXN 957] are as follows:
         CW    1826, 3505, 7005, 10120, 14005, 18073, 21005, 24893, 28023
         RTTY  3580, 7034, 14091, 18102, 21083, 24923, 28085
         SSB   1843, 3725, 7075, 14200, 18140, 21295, 24935, 28480
         There  are three QSL routes. [1] Stan, SQ8X will  handle  cards for
         Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania (direct and bureau). [2] The Radio
         Club  de  Chile will  handle  cards for  North,  Central  and South
         America  (direct  and  bureau).  [3]  An Online  QSL Request System
         (OQRS) will be activated on the expedition's website when XR0Y gets
         on the air. In addition, the XR0Y logs will be uploaded to LoTW and
         eQSL  sometime  in  2010.  Please visit http://rapanui2009.org/ for
         updates, further information and details on QSLling policy.
ES     - Ben, OZ5AAH will operate CW and SSB as ES1/OZ5IPA from Estonia  for
         the International Police Association Contest (7-8  November,  rules
         at http://www.ipa-rc.de). QSL via OZ5AAH. [TNX The Daily DX]
F      - The Radio Club Havrais (F8KHN) will be active  as  TM1TJV  will  be
         activated on 4-8  November  for  the  Transat  Jacques  Vabre,  the
         yachting  race  on  the  coffee  trading  route  between  Le  Havre
         (France) and Puerto Limon (Costa Rica). [TNX F8REF]
F      - Look for Didier, F4ELJ/p to  be  active  from  Wrac'h  Island  (not
         IOTA) and lighthouse on 7-8 November. QSL via home call, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX F4ELJ]
FK/C   - The TX3A license for the Chesterfield DXpedition [425DXN  962]  has
         been extended, and AA7JV  and  HA7RY  will  be  able  to  use  that
         callsign from 2 November until 6 December.  George  and  Tomi  left
         Gladstone (Queensland) on 26 October and reached Suamarez Reef  the
         day after. They had to stop  there  to  wait  for  the  weather  to
         improve; hopefully the voyage will  be  resumed  on  Saturday  with
         TX3A being expected to be QRV by 3 November in  the  local  evening
         hours.  QSL  via  HA7RY.  Bookmark  http://tx3a.com/  for   regular
GD     - Tom, GM4FDM and  Ronald,  PA3EWP  will  be  active  as  GD4FDM  and
         MD/PA3EWP from the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 6-9 November. They  will
         concentrate on the low bands CW, and  Tom  will  do  some  RTTY  as
         well. QSL GD4FDM via GM4FDM, QSL  MD/PA3EWP  via  PA7FM.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
HB0   -  Kazik (DL2SBY),  Tomi (HA4DX) and  Laci (HA0HW) will be  active  as
         HB0/homecall from Masessa, Liechtenstein  on  6-13  November.  They
         plan to operate CW  and  some  SSB  with  three  stations,  and  to
         concentrate on 160, 80 and 40 metres. QSL via  home  calls,  bureau
         preferred. [TNX HA0HW]
KP2    - Look for KP2/K1ZE, KP2/N3XF and KP2/W1EQ  to  be  active  from  St.
         Croix, US Virgin Islands on 4-11 November. QSL via home  calls  and
         LoTW. They will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  possibly  RTTY  on  160-10
         metres, and will  participate  in  the  ARRL  CW  Sweepstakes  (7-9
         November) as KP2M (QSL via AI4U). [TNX NG3K]
LY     - Orlando, PY2TJ, will be active on the HF  bands  as  LU/PY2TJ  from
         Tierra del Fuego (SA-008) on 1-7  November.  QSL  via  PT2OP.  [TNX
PY     - Special callsign PW2SIDC will be  in  use  from  several  Brazilian
         States,  including  Fernando  de  Noronha,  until  22  November  to
         celebrate the V Seminario Internacional de Defesa Civil to be  held
         in Sao Paulo. QSL via PS7YL, direct or bureau. [TNX PS7YL]
PY     - Fred, PY2XB and Alex, PY2WAS will be  active  as  PW2IO  and  PW2TA
         respectively from Cabras Island (SA-071) on  19-23  November.  They
         will operate SSB and CW with two separate stations, mainly  on  15,
         17, 20, 30 and 40 metres. Landing on the island  is  difficult  and
         the operation may be postponed in case of bad  weather.  QSL  PW2IO
         via PT7WA, QSL PW2TA via PY2WAS. [TNX PT7WA]
SM     - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nobel  Prize  in  physiscs
         awarded to  Guglielmo  Marconi,  eight  special  callsigns  (SI0GM,
         SI1GM, SI2GM, SI3GM, SI4GM, SI5GM, SI6GM and SI7GM) will  be  aired
         from Sweden between 9 November and  10  December.  Details  on  the
         relevant award offered by the Swedish Amateur Radio Society can  be
         found at http://awardmanager.se/
T8     - Pista, HA5AO will be active as T88CI  from  Koror  (OC-009),  Palau
         between 25 November and 10 December. He plans  to  operate  holiday
         style mainly CW on 80-10 metres, and to participate in  the  CQ  WW
         DX CW Contest. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Logsearch will be available at http://ha5ao.novolab.hu/ [TNX HA0HW]
UA_ant - Mike,  RW1AI   expects   to  depart  St.  Petersburg  aboard    the
         oceanographic research ship "Akademik Fedorov"  on  on  1  November
         and to reach Progress station (Antarctica) around 16  December.  He
         plans to be active from the local club station  (R1ANP)  throughout
         2010. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK     - Special event callsign VI50LZ will  be  in  use  on  the  HF  bands
         between  31  October  and  8  November  to  celebrate   the    50th
         anniversary of the Elizabeth Amateur Radio  Club.  QSL  via  VK5LZ,
         direct or bureau. [TNX W1AW]
VP2M   - Tom/DL2RUM (VP2MUM), Rudi/DM2XO  (VP2MXO)  and  Jan/DJ8NK  (VP2MNK)
         will be active from Montserrat  (NA-103)  on  3-15  November.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on  160-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP9    - Look  for  Paul, VP9KF  to  operate  CW  only from Hamilton Parish,
         Bermuda (NA-005) on 4-18  November.  QSL  direct  only  to W4/VP9KF
         (Paul  Evans,  6809 River  Road,  Tampa,  FL 33615,  USA).  Further
         information can be found at http://vp9kf.com
XV     - Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Andy/DL5CW, Sigi/DL7DF and  Frank/DL7UFR
         will be active as XV4D from Phu  Quoc  (AS-128),  Vietnam  on  4-17
         November. They will operate on 160-10 metres with two stations  for
         CW and SSB, and a third station for RTTY, PSK31  and  SSTV.  Bernd,
         DF3CB will be the pilot for the expedition. QSL via  DL7DF,  direct
         or bureau. Further information and updates at http://www.dl7df.com/
YU     - Alex/HA7JJS (YU9JJS), Laci/HA6NL (YU9NL),  Laci/HA7PL  (YU9PL)  and
         Zsolt/HA6PS (YU9PS) will be active from Serbia from 30  October  to
         8 November. Special  callsign  YT36QRP  will  be  used  during  the
         HA-QRP Contest on 80 meters CW  (1-7  November).  QSL  YT36QRP  via
         YU7CM, others via home calls (direct or bureau). [TNX HA0HW]
Z2     - Fernando, EA4BB has been active as Z21BB from Harare, Zimbabwe  for
         a few days and expects to remain  there  for  the  next  couple  of
         years. "For the time being I have only dipoles and delta loops  for
         10, 15 and 20", he says. "I plan to build  new  antennas  for  WARC
         bands as well as two loops for 40 and 80,  and  maybe  to  increase
         power (for the time being I am limited to  100W).  Also,  later  in
         the year I hope I will put up a 3-element beam for 10, 15  and  20.
         For now I am mostly on CW, but I will scale up SSB operations as  I
         improve my antenna system". QSL via W3HNK. [TNX Z21BB]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> 3D20CR and 3D2CV  (Conway  Reef,  2009  operations)  and  K4M
(Midway Island, 2009 operation) have been approved  for  DXCC  credit.  [TNX

MONGOLIAN DX  CONTEST  --->  The  Mongolian  Amateur  Radio  Society  (MARS)
invites licensed amateurs and  SWLs  to  participate  in  the  Mongolian  DX
Contest, to be held on 160-10 metres CW, SSB  and  RTTY  on  21-22  November
(from 00.00 UTC on Saturday through 23.59  UTC  on  Sunday).  Please  e-mail
jt1kaa@gmail.com fro further information. [TNX JT1CD]

PIRATE ---> The station signing TL8/IZ2EVL on 26 October was a  pirate.  The
genuine Emanuela, IZ2ELV was in Italy and she does not operate CW.

QSL VIA F4EFI ---> Gwenael, TU5KG operated from  France  as  TM0C  and  TM0T
during this year's CQWW RTTY and CQWW SSB respectively. The QSL manager  for
both these activities is F4EFI, direct or bureau. [TNX TU5KG]

QSL VIA W3HNK ---> W3HNK is taking over as QSL manager for either  CR3E  (to
be QRV during the CQ WW DX CW Contest) and CT3NT. [TNX CT1BOH]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys  include  Tito  Livio  Esteves
Xavier (CT1VM), Odoardo Tiberi (I0TIC), Dorando Guidotti  (I5BKB),  Raffaele
Cafaro  (IZ8CET),  George  Hanna  Hakim  (OD5RL),  Boleslaw  R    Stolkowski
(SP2CCO), Viktor I. Mudrenko (UA0LDX) and Paul Vydareny (WB2VUK).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4S7NE,  5B/AJ2O,  5B4AIF,  5B4AII,
5C5W, 5H3EE, 5K0T, 5Q1A, 5W0JT, 5X1VB, 6W/DL4SJ, 7P8R, 9H3QC,  9N7JO,  9Y4W,
HI3/LY3UM, KG4NL, KL7J, N7RO/p (NA-169), NH8/K3LP, OD5NJ, OF200AD  (EU-140),
OH0R, OY2J, PY0FF, PZ5TT, R7HQ,  RW2F,  T6AB,  T77NM,  T88ZS,  TO3R,  TO5AA,


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