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23 January 2010                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 977
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CE0Z   - XR0ZA is the final callsign issued to Toshi,  JA8BMK  [425DXN  976]
         for his current activity from  Juan  Fernandez  (SA-005),  until  2
         February. QSL via JA8BMK.
CE0Z   - Al,  LA9SN  (www.la9sn.com)  will  be  active  as  CE0Z/LA9SN  from
         Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez on 10-23 March. He plans  to
         operate  mostly  CW  on  80-10  metres.    QSL    via    operator's
         instructions. [TNX LA9SN]
DL     - The city of Essen and  the  Ruhr  have  been  designated  "European
         Capital of Culture" for 2010 and three special callsigns  (DR2010L,
         DR2010O and DR2010N) will be activated through the end of the  year
         to celebrate  that  event.  All  of  the  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau. Further  information,  including  the
         rules for a short term award, can be found at  www.dr2010o.de  [TNX
E7     - Mario, DJ2MX will be part of the E7DX (QSL via E77E)  contest  team
         for the CQ WW 160-Meter CW event. Before and after the  contest  he
         will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres as E73DX (QSL  via  DJ2MX,
         direct or bureau.  If  QSLling  direct,  please  use  his  new  POB
         address: Mario Lovric, P.O. Box 801143, 81611  Muenchen,  Germany).
         [TNX DJ2MX]
F      - Francois,  F8DVD  will  be  active  as  TM7AAW  on  13-28 February,
         including the 7th Antarctic Activity Week (22-28 February). He will
         operate from his  home QTH  in Macon,  France.  QSL via home  call,
         direct or bureau . Further information  at tm7aaw.monsite.orange.fr
         [TNX F8DVD]
FO_aus - The German team (DL1AWI, DL3APO and DL5XU)  started  activity  from
         Raivavae, Austral Islands [425DXN 976] without essential  parts  of
         their equipment, which were lost  in  transit.  The  missing  items
         (including the  antennas,  an  amplifier  and  a  mast)  are  being
         recovered, but on 21  January  they  were  still  waiting  for  the
         antennas to arrive and were  still  using  wires.  They  have  been
         granted a special callsign (TX3D), which will be  in  use  from  23
         January through the  end  of  the  expedition.  QSL  FO/DL3APO  via
         DL3APO,  QSL  TX3D  via  DL1AWI.  Updates  can    be    found    at
         dl9awi.de/FO.htm [TNX FO8RZ]
GM     - MM0DFV and GM0WRR will be active  as  MM0DGR/m  from  the  Braehead
         Moss National Nature Reserve on 23 January. They will  operate  CW,
         SSB, RTTY and PSK on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  MM0DFV,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX MM0DFV]
HL_ssh - Lee, DT8A [425DXN 969] tested his R7  antenna  on  21  January  and
         made a few QSOs with stations in Europe, North and  South  America.
         He is stationed at the Korean Antarctic base King  Sejong  on  King
         George Island , South Shetlands (AN-010), and hopes  to  have  more
         time to spend on the bands. QSL via HL2FDW. [TNX DT8A]
I      - Paolo, IK2QPR  reports  he  will  be  active  as  IU2ANT  on  15-28
         February,  including  the  7th  Antarctic  Activity  Week.  He will
         operate from his home  QTH  in  Mantova, Italy. QSL via home call.
J3     - Ulf, DL5AXX will  be  active  as  J38XX    from  Grenada  on  10-23
         February.  He  plans  to  concentrate  on  the  low  bands  and  to
         participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via  home  call,  direct
         or  bureau  (the  OQRS  for  bureau  cards  can   be    found    at
         www.dl5axx.de/dxlog).  A  logsearch   will    be    available    at
         www.clublog.org [TNX DL5AXX]
J6     - The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DX group, which specializes  in  100
         watt or  low  power  radios  and  the  Buddipole  portable  antenna
         system, is off again to a new  DXpedition.  K8EAB,  KB9AVO,  KC4VG,
         N7UN, NE1RD, W3FF, W6HFP, WG0AT and WZ1P will be  active  from  St.
         Lucia (NA-108) on 2-10 February. They plan to operate CW,  SSB  and
         digital modes as J6/homecall. QSL via home calls, direct,  LoTW  or
         eQSL. The group has weblog at caribbeanbuddies.blogspot.com  and  a
         website at sites.google.com/site/caribbeanbuddies/home [TNX N7UN]
J7     - Gaynell, KK4WWW is back to Dominica for  a  mission  trip  until  4
         February. She is active as J79WWW as much as  possible  during  her
         spare time. QSL via N4USA. [TNX WO2N]
KH0    - Mega, JA3EGZ will be active as KH0/JA3EGZ from Saipan  (OC-086)  on
         3-8 February. He plans to concentrate on 40  and  80  metres.  [TNX
ON_ant - Karel,  OR4TN  (ON5TN)  has  extended  his  staying  in  Antarctica
         [425DXN 970], and will remain at Princess Elisabeth  Station  until
         25  February.  Updates  on  his  activity  can    be    found    at
         www.qrz.com/db/or4tn. QSL via ON5TN. [TNX ON5NT]
PA     - PI65RTD and other 17 callsigns with special prefix PA65,  PD65  and
         PH65 will  be  aired  on  bands  and  modes  until  30th  April  to
         celebrate VERON Rotterdam's 65th anniversary.  Information  on  the
         relevant award can be found at www.65years.webklik.nl
SM     - Jan, SM3CER and Jorgen, SM3FJF will  be  active  from  SI9AM  (King
         Chulalongkorn Memorial  Amateur  Radio  Society,  www.si9am.se)  in
         Ragunda on 5-6 February. They plan to operate CW and SSB  on  80-17
         metres. QSL via SM3CVM, direct or via bureau. [TNX SM3CVM]
SP     - Mariusz, SP5XSL will be active as SP80XSL from  1  February  to  30
         April to celebrate the  80th  anniversary  of  the  Polish  Amateur
         Radio  Union  (PZK).  QSL  via  home  call.  Information  on    the
         commemorative  award  issued  by    PZK    can    be    found    at
         www.qrz.com/db/sn80pzk [TNX SP5XSL]
T8     - Mike, JA6EGL and Hiro, JA6KYU will be active  as  T88SM  and  T88HS
         respectively from Koror Island (OC-009), Palau on  10-16  February.
         They plan to operate CW and SSB  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct only. [TNX JN6RZM]
V3     - Art, NN7A will be active  as  V31JZ/p  from  the  Turneffe  Islands
         (NA-123), Belize from 24 February to 3 March. He  will  be  running
         100 watts into vertical and wire antennas from  a  cottage  on  the
         beach. Operation will be mostly CW on 40-17 metres,  with  some  80
         and 160m as well as some  SSB  on  20  and  15  metres,  conditions
         permitting.  This  will  be  Art's  fourth  trip  to  the  Turneffe
         Islands. Previous trips were in 1996, 1999 and 2000. QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. There will be no on-line  logs,  and  email
         contact will not be possible while on the island. [TNX NN7A]
VP2M   - Nick, G4FAL will be active as VP2MCC from  Montserrat  (NA-103)  on
         10-17 March, including an entry in the  RSGB  Commonwealth  Contest
         (13-14 March). The contest is  for  operators  located  within  the
         Commonwealth or British  Mandated  Territories,  so  Nick  says  he
         "will be keen to work  other  stations"  outside  the  BERU  event.
         Activity is likely to be restricted to 80-10 metres CW, however  if
         he can organise an aerial for 160m then he may be able to try  some
         morning greyline contacts with Europe on CW on 15 or 16 March.  QSL
         via G4FAL (direct or bureau) and LoTW. [TNX G4FAL]
W      - Members  of   the   Camden  County  Amateur  Radio  Society,  KB4CC
         (www.ccars.org) will be  active  from  Cumberland  Island  (NA-058)
         30-31 January. They plan to  operate  SSB  and  CW  on  20  and  40
         metres. QSL via KB4CC. [www.rsgbiota.org]
XU     - Wim, XU7TZG is active again as  XU7KOH  from  Koh  Russei  (AS-133)
         until around 1 UTC on 25 January. Look for him on 40,  30,  20,  17
         and 15 metres SSB and PSK31. QSL direct to ON7PP. [TNX F5NQL]
YN     - Stan/AC8W (YN2WW, QSL via K8DD), Hank/K8DD (YN2DD, QSL  via  K8DD),
         Jim/KB8TXZ (YN2TX, QSL via KB8TXZ) and  Lee/N8LJ  (YN2LJ,  QSL  via
         K8ESQ) will be active from Nicaragua on 16-25  February,  including
         a Multi-Single entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21 February)  as
         YN2WW. Before and after the contest they  will  be  active  on  all
         bands. In particular, look for YN2DD on 17m CW and RTTY,  YN2WW  on
         30m, YN2LJ on the low bands CW and YN2TX on SSB. [TNX K8DD]

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

IOTA BASH ---> The sixth annual IOTA Bash will be held  on  26-27  March  at
the QTH of AD5A, Mike Crownover  in  Boerne,  Texas.  The  agenda  is  being
finalized and will include presentations on some of  the  most  recent  IOTA
expeditions and a nice social programme. Details will be  available  on  the
IREF website (www.islandradio.org).

LOGS ---> A logsearch for D2CQ is now available at  algarvedx.com/logonline.
The QSL manager (CT1IUA) reports  that  the  first  200  direct  cards  were
posted on 19 January.

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's  annual  Most  Wanted  Survey  was
conducted in September-October 2009 [425DXN 957]. The top 10  DXCC  Entities
are North Korea (P5), Navassa KP1), Marion (ZS8), Bouvet (3Y),  Yemen  (7O),
Heard (VK0), Crozet (FT5W), Glorioso (FT5G), Amsterdam &  St.  Paul  (FT5Z),
South Sandwich Islands (VP8/S). Give a look at the 100 Most Wanted  listing,
which also  shows  the  results  of  the  2008  survey  for  comparison,  at
www.dxpub.com/dx_news.html.  The  complete  breakdown    by    continent  is
available in the  January/February  2010  issue  of  "The  DX  Magazine";  a
breakdown by mode as well as a listing for the low bands will  be  published
in the March/April issue. 
Les Nouvelles DX's relevant QSL  Gallery  (lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php)
has been updated and now includes more than 300 cards for the Top  Ten  Most
Wanted for the past eight years (2002-09).

MS0INT ---> The web site for the 18-21 June IOTA expedition to  Eilean  Mor,
Flannan  Isles  (EU-118)  [425DXN  969]  is  now    up    and    running  at
www.ms0int.com/index.php. Five operators (EA1DR, EA2TA,  EA3NT,  MM0NDX  and
SM0MDG)will be active on 80-10 metres  CW  and  SSB  with  two  simultaneous
stations on the air. QSL via M0URX, direct or bureau  (QSLling  instructions
on the web site).

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Ted, SP4GFG says he no longer is the  QSL  manager  for

OH8X INVITATION ---> Radio  Arcala  (www.radioarcala.com),  OH8X  will  host
four or five younger contest types participating as  a  multi  team  in  the
ARRL DX (CW)  Contest  (20-21  February).  The  event  will  start  Thursday
evening on the 18th and finish on Monday the 22nd. SSB/WARC  operating  will
also be available on those days, including on a  limited  scale  during  the
contest weekend. Drop a note  and  explain  your  desire  as  well  as  your
potential as an operator on a multinational CW  team:  send  your  email  to
team leader Marius Hauki, LB3HC (mhauki@gmail.com)  and  he  will  give  you
more details. Please contact Marius no later than 30 January. [TNX OH2BN]

OPERATOR NEEDED ---> John, VE8EV is about to  start  planning  for  an  IOTA
trip to the rare Northwest Territories' Inuvik Region  East  Group  (NA-182)
in late April. "While another SSB-only  solo  operation  would  be  OK",  he
says, "I'm thinking it might be fun to  bring  along  a  good  CW  operator.
Ideally the 2nd operator would also be able to  coordinate  fundraising  and
not be afraid of a little winter camping in  the  Arctic".  If  you  have  a
serious interest in participating,  please  contact  John  (ve8ev@arrl.net).
[TNX www.islandchaser.com]

QSL VIA W3HNK ---> The new QSL route for UU4JMG and 4L/UU4JMG is via  W3HNK.
"Joe should have the logs any day now", The Daily DX reports, "and plans  to
have QSLs in several weeks". Joe is now handling also  the  QSL  chores  for

QSL VK6IOA ---> Alan, VK4AAR says that the QSL cards  for  the  recent  IOTA
operation by VK6IOA (OC-211) have arrived from  the  printer.  He  hopes  to
clear the backlog by this weekend; requests  arriving  after  that  will  be
attended to within 24 hours, as per Alan's standard policy.

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Antun Kvakan  (9A4EQ),
Vadim A. Mohov (RU1AP), Aleksandr V. Ivanov (UA3GGQ), CQ Magazine  columnist
David  L. Ingram  (K4TWJ)  and  Spanish  amateur   radio  doyen  Rafael  Van
Baumberghen Yanes (EA4CH).


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3B8CF,  3D20CR,  3D2KJ,  4K8M,
4S7EA, 4U1ITU, 5K0T, 5N0OCH, 5R8GZ, 5R8IC  (AF-090),  5T5BV,  5W0KH,  6Y1LZ,
6Y5/K4BAI, 7P8BA, 7P8CF, 8P9SS, 8R1PY, 9G5TT, 9G5XX (AF-084), 9H4JX,  9L1NH,
9L1X, 9N7RB, 9V1YC, A61BK, AI5P/VK9N,  AL7R,  AP2TN,  BA4TB,  C21TI,  C31CT,
C4I, C91LW, CO6RD, CO7PH/p (NA-201), CR2X, CU2A, CU2X, CX5BW,  DS1REE,  DT5A
(AS-081), E51NOU, E71A, E73MMM, E7DX, EA9/OL8R, EA9IE, EA9LA, EL8RI,  EP3BN,
(OC-127), H44MY (OC-149), H6VA, H7/K9NW,  H7A,  HC2AQ,  HC8GR,  HG1S,  HI3A,
ID9N, IO5O, J20SE, J28JA, J28KO, J5V, J79WW,  J79ZG,  JD1BMM,  JK2VOC/BA4TB,
JX9JKA, K4L (NA-141), K8CC/C6A, KH0/JK2VOC, KH7B,  KH7XS,  KH8/N9YU,  KL7RA,
KL7RRC/p (NA-233), KP2/KZ5D, KP2YL,  KP4AO,  KV4FZ,  LU1ZA,  LU1ZV,  MS0WRC,
OD5NJ, OD5PL, OH0/DK1MAX, OH0PM, OH0R, OJ0B, OY9JD, P29NI  (OC-205),  P29VLR
(OC-231),  P29VCX  (OC-102,  OC-116,  OC-240),  PA6Z,  PJ2/K9NW,  PJ5/AH6HY,
PJ6/K2KW, PS0F, PW6C (SA-062), RA9LI/0 (AS-086),  RX9FM,  ST2KSS,  SV2ASP/A,
T27OU, T30IW, T32CXX, T32DAS, T77C, TA3D, TF4M, TL0A,  TN5SN,  TO7RJ,  TX5C,


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