425 DX News issue #976

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16 January 2010                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 976
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3C0    - Elmo, EA5BYP and Javier, EA5KM will be active from  Annobon  Island
         (AF-039) in April. They will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY  on  160-10
         metres,  with  an  emphasis  on  the  low  bands  and  CW.  Further
         information is expected in due course. [TNX EA5YN]
9M6    - The North Borneo Worldwide DXers, a newly formed group composed  of
         operators from East Malaysia, West Malaysia  and  Brunei,  will  be
         active on various bands and modes as 9M4STA from the Crocker  Range
         Mountains (Borneo, East Malaysia) on 16-17 January. QSL via  NI5DX.
         [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
CE0Z   - CE0ZA is the callsign issued to Toshi, JA8BMK [425DXN 971] for  his
         activity from  Juan  Fernandez  (SA-005),  from  19  January  to  2
         February. He plans to operate SSB, CW and digital modes  on  160-10
         metres, with a focus on the low bands. [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
CE_ant - The XR9JA activity from the Chilean  Navy  Base  "Arturo  Prat"  on
         Greenwich Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) [425DXN  965]  has  been
         postponed owing to a chenge in the Navy  ship  schedule.  The  team
         expects to arrive around 30-31 January and to  be  QRV  around  1-2
         February until around 27-28 February.  QSL  via  CE5JA,  direct  or
         bureau. Further information can be found at www.ce5ja.cl
E5     - E51WWB is the callsign Dick, AD7AF  will  be  using  from  Manihiki
         (OC-014, North Cooks) on 3-15 February [425DXN 975].  Currently  he
         is active as E51WWA from Rarotonga (OC-013, South  Cooks)  until  1
         February. QSL via AD7AF and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
FO_aus - Wulf (DL1AWI), Peter (DL3APO)  and  Mat (DL5XU)  will be  active as
         FO/DL1AWI, FO/DL3APO and FO/DL5XU from Raivavae  (OC-114),  Austral
         Islands from 18 January to 5 February. They plan to operate on  all
         bands, with a special emphasis  on  160-30  metres.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. Further information,  logsearch  included,
         can be found at dl9awi.de/fo.htm [TNX DL3APO]
HA     - Gyuri, HA1CW will be active  as  HA2010S  until  31  December.  The
         special  callsign  celebrates   the    30th    European    Aquatics
         Championships that will be held in Budapest  on  4-15  August.  QSL
         via HA1CW. [TNX HA0HW]
LA     - Special event station LM50NRK will be  active  throughout  2010  to
         celebrate the 50th anniversary of regular television broadcasts  by
         the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). QSL via LA4FPA.  [TNX
PA     - Rene, PD2RKG reports he will operate special callsign  PH50YA  from
         16 January to 1 March to celebrate the 50th anniversary  of  Yaesu.
         QSL via PD2RKG, bureau only.
PY     - Ciro/PY7ZY, Fred/PY2XB, Jim/PY7XC and Andre/PY0FF  will  be  active
         as PW8J from Ilha dos  Lencois,  in  the  most  wanted  IOTA  group
         SA-041, on 9-15 June. They plan to have  three  stations  with  two
         amplifiers, verticals and wire antennas. On 16-18  June  they  will
         operate as PW8L from the island of Sao Luis (SA-016). QSL  to  P.O.
         Box 152, Joao Pessoa - PB, 58010-970, Brazil. The website  for  the
         expedition is at www.pw8j.com [TNX PS7AB]
T32    - Don, G3BJ will be active as T32BJ from Christmas  Island  (OC-024),
         East Kiribati on 20-26 January. He  will  operate  mainly  CW  when
         time allows, with a focus on LF and  Europe.  QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
TI     - Carlos, TI8II expects to operate SSB, RTTY and PSK as TI8II/p  from
         San Lucas Island (NA-116) on 15-18  January.  QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
V3     - Gerd, DJ4KW (V31YN) and Gisela, DK9GG (V31GW) will be  active  from
         Belize from 21 January  to  28  February,  including  a  number  of
         contests. On 2-7 February  look  for  V31YN/p  to  be  active  from
         NA-180. QSLs via home calls (direct or bureau), or LoTW.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]

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

2009 CQ DX MARATHON ---> Submissions for the 2009 edition of  CQ  Magazine's
DX Marathon will be accepted until 31 January. All  participants  are  urged
to review their scoresheets carefully as many submissions  already  received
have zone errors, especially with regards  to  Zone  2.  Please  also  watch
submissions for Zones 3, 4 and 5, as the  prefix  for  US  stations  is  not
necessarily an indication of the actual station's location.    Please  check
the zone carefully for any Antarctica QSOs as well. The DX Marathon  website
(www.dxmarathon.com) provides details on countries and  zones,  including  a
special page just for Zone 2 stations. If  errors  are  discovered,  revised
scoresheets may be submitted until 31 January. The  callsigns  of  submitted
logs will be posted on the DX Marathon web site and  updated  on  a  regular
basis until 31 January.  High claimed  scores  will  be  posted  after  that
date. [TNX K9EL]

ANTARCTIC CRUISE ---> Mehdi Escoffier, F5PFP is organizing  another  amateur
radio 6-week Antarctic cruise to take place in  February-March  2011.  Plans
are to visit and operate from several  Antarctic  bases.  If  interested  in
participating in this  adventure,  please  e-mail  Mehdi  (f5pfp@orange.fr).

HAITI EMERGENCY ---> Following the devastating earthquake  that  struck  the
island nation of Haiti on 12 January, a few frequencies are being  used  for
emergency traffic and should be kept clear: 3720, 3977,  7045,  7265,  14265
and 14300 kHz. Additional frequencies may be activated  on  different  bands
at different times of day. A team  from  Radio  Club  Dominicano  (RCD)  and
Union Dominicana de Radio Aficionados (UDRA) is going to  Port-au-Prince  to
install an emergency radio communications station (HI8RCD/HH) and  a  mobile
As for local radio amateurs, both Jean-Robert Gaillard  (HH2JR)  and  Father
John Henault (HH6JH), as  well  as  Pierre  Petry  (HH2/HB9AMO),  have  been
reported safe. A recording of a phone patch between HH2JR and  W3ZU  can  be
heard on the Southgate Amateur Radio Club's website (www.southgatearc.org).

K1BV DX AWARDS DIRECTORY ---> Ted Melinosky, K1BV announces that his  online
DX Awards Directory (www.dxawards.com)with the  rules  for  more  than  3000
awards is now open to all at no charge. He asks for your  help  to  identify
new awards, or rules changes so the Directory can be kept up to date and  as
accurate as possible. [TNX K1BV]

QSL 5H3RK ---> Ralph (C93Q, Z21HS,  9J2RK,  SM0LRK,  VK4VB)  went  QRT  from
Tanzania in May 2009. According to qrz.com, QSL cards should not  be  mailed
to Ralph's  address  in  Australia  any  longer,  but  to  Ralph  Karhammar,
Elisenbergveien 30, 0265 Oslo, Norway.

QSL KH6ZN ---> Stefano, I0MWI reports he is the QSL  manager  for  the  Pu'u
O'o Radio Club (KH6ZN). Cards  should  be  sent  to  Stefano  Cipriani,  Via
Taranto 60, I 00055 Ladispoli RM, Italy. Logsearch at www.qsl.net/i0mwi

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Michel Guchez  (F2GM),
Mike Gotch (G0IMG), Jozsef "Joci" Skultety (HA7PB),  Michael  R.  Greenfield
(N9JIY), Francisco Das Chagas M. Rodrigues (PV8ADG), Chandrika  Neelakanthan
(VU2CNN) and Edward R. "Ron" Sebol (W3HXO).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A2MG       F9JS        EM0VFF      US0VA       SN18WOSP    SQ8JCB
3Z0FCH      SP7PAD      EN1UCF      UR7UT       SN80PZK     SP5PPA
3Z0RADIO    SP9SX       ER3WFF      ER3GS       SN85IARU    SP4OZ
3Z100HP     SP5ZRW      EV9WFF      EW4DX       SO80PZK     SP7PCA
3Z85IARU    SP2JMB      FO8RZ       F8BPN       SP80PZK     SP0PZK
4A1B        LZ3HI       FR/TU5KG    F4EFI       SQ0WOSP     SP7YLD
4J9M        DL7EDH      GM4YXI      N3SL        SQ85IARU    SP3MGM
4K6OF       UA3FDX      GS2MP       N3SL        ST26ASC     ST2M
4K9W        DL6KVA      HF100ZHP    SP6ZDA      SU1KM       DK7YY
4W6AAD      VK3ZGW      HF12HAITI   SP2FAP      SU9HP       SC6A
5B/OM2AQ    OM3XX       HF3WOSP     SP3KET      T6AF        WA2EWE
5N50K       LZ1CL       HF80JMR     SP2JMR      T88DX       JI3DLI
5N7M        OM3CGN      HI8LAM      EA5NI       TG9NX       N4FKZ
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HQ2W        HR2DMR      UE1QSK      UA1RJ
6W7FZ       DK6ZZ       HS0ZGQ      DL1MJF      UE1RFF      UA1RJ
7P8BA       ZS6BQI      HV0A        IK0FVC      UE6MCA      RA6LW
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       IQ1RY       IK1HXN      UK8FF       W3HNK
8P6CF       8P9NX       IR7DLI      IK7JWX      UN5J        W3HNK
8Q7CE       EB7DX       J28AA       K2PF        VI2AJ2010   VK2KDP
9A500AA     9A2AA       J79XBI      SM0XBI      VU2RBQ      DJ9RB
9J2CA       G3SWH       JT70AS      JT1AS       XE2K        XE2DN
9K2/SP4R    SP4GFG      LZ10ARDF    LZ1ZF       XU7FMZ      JA1FMZ
9K2AI       NI5DX       NL8F        K8NA        XU7KOH      ON7PP
A61BK       NI5DX       OE1KIDS     OE1XIC      XX9TLX      DK7LX
A65BI       SM5DJZ      ON50RN      ON7PP       YB1ALL      W2FB
AL1G        AC7DX       OR4TN       ON5TN       YI1RZ       IK2DUW
AL7R        K9IT        OY1OF       M0URX       YR5EPC      YO6AJI
AM7LE       EA7URD      OY3AA       OZ1ACB      YT40CW      YT1E
AN5CRM      EA5URL      P40CG       W2CG        YT40E       YT1E
BA1RB       EA7FTR      PA30EPC     PA4JB       YT40W       YT3W
C56SMT      SM1TDE      PA50RNARS   PA0VLA      YU40A       YU8A
CN8QY       I8LWL       PA600MIR    PA0MIR      YU40AA      YU1AA
CN8VX       EA7FTR      PC50RNARS   PA3CTK      YU40AF      YU7AF
CO3JN       EB7DX       PH50RNARS   PA0HRM      YU40CW      YT1E
D80Y        6K5YPD      PC600P      PA3HGP      YU40DW      YU1DW
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      PD602YL     PD2YL       YU40ED      YU1ED
DQ750UEM    DL2VC       PH50RNARS   PA0HRM      YU40GM      YU5GM
DR775TMG    DJ8QP       PJ4/PE1MAE  PA2NJC      YU40RJ      YU1RJ
DU1/K3RAG   WY4N        R3ARS       RA3AKF      Z21LS       7Z1HB  [a]
DX1J        JA1HGY      RA9LI/0     UA9LP       Z21LS       DE1ZHB [b]
E51WWA      AD7AF       S21B        KX7YT       ZC4VJ       M0URX
EG0AV       EA1EG       SJ10SJ      SM6WXA      ZS1REC      OK1DOT
EL8RI       ZS6RI       SN100HP     SP5ZIP      ZX2B        PY2MNL

[a] direct
[b] bureau

7Z1HB     Herbert Baurmann, Jadawel International, P.O. Box 61539, Riyadh
          11575, Saudi Arabia
AD7AF     Richard L. Lemke, P.O. Box 1038, Ocean Park, WA 98640, USA
DK7LX     Georg Knoess, Am Weiderweg 12, 35510 Butzbach, Germany
DK7YY     Falk D. Weinhold, P.O. Box 700343, 10323 Berlin, Germany
DL7EDH    Alexander Spielmann, P.O. Box 400005, 12631 Berlin, Germany
J39BS     Derek Steele, P.O. Box 536, St.George's, Grenada
J6/VE3CZF Derek N. Kirkham, P.O. Box 249, Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia
LZ1CL     Vassil Shatarov, P.O Box 185, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
NI5DX     William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton, TX 77515, USA
WY4N      Adam Hoffman, P.O. Box 506, Upton, NY 11973, USA
ZC4LI     Steve Hodgson, 4 Nikolau Michael Street, 5523 Dasaki Achnas,


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