425 DX News issue #979

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06 February 2010                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 979
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Andrea, IZ1MHY will be active  as  3A/IZ1MHY  from  Monaco  on  6-7
         February. QSL via home call. [TNX IW1DQS]
9M2    - Wolfgang, OE1WWL will be active as 9M2/OE1WWL from Langkawi  Island
         (AS-058) on 24-28 February. He plans to operate some SSB  using  10
         watts and a  wire.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau  preferred.  [TNX
9U     - Henry/DL2RSI (9U1RSI),  Helmut/DL3KBQ  (9UXEV,  no  number  in  the
         call),  Peter/DH2KI  (9U1KI)  and  Juergen/DJ2VO  (9U1VO)  will  be
         active from Bujumbura, Burundi from 22 February to  6  March.  They
         will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  digital  modes  with  100  watss  and
         verticals. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
9Y     - Mike, DF8AN  will  operate  mainly  CW  as  9Y4/DF8AN  from  Tobago
         (SA-009) on 8-22 February. QSL via DF8AN, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
BY     - David, BA4DW will  be  active  as  BA4DW/4  from  Changxing  Island
         (AS-136) on 11-19 February. He will operate holiday style with  100
         watts and wire antennas. QSL via home call. [TNX BA4DW]
C2     - Dieter, DJ2EH, and his wife Anneli,DL8NBH will be active  as  C21DL
         and C21YL from Nauru (OC-031) until 14 February. Look for  activity
         on 160-6 metres CW, with some RTTY and SSB.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
C6     - Drew, N2RFA will be active as C6ABB from Nassau,  Bahamas  (NA-001)
         on 8-18 February. He plans to operate on 17, 20, 40 and 80  metres,
         and as "there is very little digital activity in the  Bahamas",  he
         will also operate some PSK31, RTTY, and SSTV. QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX N2RFA]
CE_ssh - Once  again   the  XR9JA  activity  from  Greenwich  Island,  South
         Shetlands (AN-010) [425DXN 976]  has  been  postponed  owing  to  a
         change in the Chilean Navy ship schedule. The team now  expects  to
         arrive on 10 February and to be QRV on the  12th  until  26  March.
         QSL via CE5JA, direct or bureau. Further information on www.qrz.com
CN     - Mat, MJ0ASP will be active as CN2MR from Morocco between  on  18-26
         February. He  will  operate  CW  only  on  40-10  metres,  with  an
         emphasis on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX MJ0ASP]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI (EI8GQB) will be active as EJ8GQB from  Bere  Island
         (EU-121) on 21-29 March. He will operate SSB  and  RTTY  on  160-10
         metres, and will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL  via
         ON4EI, bureau  preferred.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         www.qrz.com/db/ej8gqb [TNX ON4EI]
F      - Kurt, ON4CB and Francois, ON4LO will operate on all  bands  SSB  as
         F/OR9W/p from  Tombelaine  Island  (EU-156)  on  23-25  July,  IOTA
         Contest included. QSL via ON4CB, direct or bureau. [TNX ON4LO]
FG     - Michel, F6GWV and  Gildas,  F6HMQ  will  be  active  as  TO2T  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 24 February to 8  March.  QSL  via  F6HMQ.
         [TNX F6HMQ]
GM     - MM0DGR/p will be operating from the  Loch  Lomond  National  Nature
         Reserve on 6 February. Look for activity on 20, 30  and  40  metres
         BPSK63, CW and SSB. QSL via MM0DFV, bureau preferred. [TNX MM0DFV]
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active from Ecuador between 8 and  24  February.
         He expects to operate on 80-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY  and  PSK31  as
         HC1MD (from Tumbaco, Pichincha  Province),  HC1MD/HC1  (from  Mount
         Pichincha) and HC1MD/HC4 (from Punta Blanca, Manabi Province).  QSL
         via K8LJG. [TNX NE8Z]
HI     - Fabio, IK4QJF will be  active  as  HI3/IK4QJF  from  the  Dominican
         Republic from 20 February to 5  March.  He  will  operate  SSB  and
         digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IK4QJF]
J3     - Bill, K4LTA will be active as J37BO from Grenada from  11  February
         to 3 March, including a  Multi-Single  entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest as J38A along with NK4N. QSLs via K4LTA. [TNX QRZ-DX]
J6     - Bob, G3PJT will be active as J6/G3PJT from St.  Lucia  (NA-108)  on
         5-16 March. Main activity will  be  concentrated  during  the  RSGB
         Commonwealth Contest, outside the contest he will  operate  holiday
         style mostly on 80 and 30 metres CW. [TNX G3PJT]
J7     - John, K3TEJ will be active as J7N from Dominica  (NA-101)  from  24
         February to 11 March. Activity will be on all HF bands,  mostly  CW
         and RTTY,  but  will  also  include  participation  in  the  CQ  WW
         160-METER SSB and the ARRL DX SSB contests.  QSL  via  K3TEJ.  [TNX
OZ     - Eight operators from  the  Grantham  Amateur  Radio  Club  will  be
         active as OZ/G0GRC  from Fyn Island (EU-172) on 18-23 June. All  of
         the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the  bureau;  the  QSL
         route for direct requests is via G0RCI. [TNX G0RCI]
PJ     - Roger, N4RR will operate RTTY  and  CW  as  PJ4/N4RR  from  Bonaire
         (SA-006) on 10-15 February. He will participate in the  CQ  WW  WPX
         RTTY Contest (13-14 February) as PJ4R. QSL  both  calls  via  N4RR.
         [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VE     - John, KL7JR will be active as XK1RST from Yukon on 11-14  February.
         He plans to operate SSB on 80-10 metres  from  Destruction  Bay  or
         Jacquot Island in Kluane Lake  (not  IOTA).  QSL  via  KL7JR.  [TNX
VK     - The Yarra Valley Amateur  Radio  Group  (www.yarravalley.ar.org.au)
         will operate field station VI3KIAH from  Kinglake,  Victoria  on  7
         February. The suffix KIAH is an Aboriginal word meaning  'beautiful
         place', and the purpose of this  activity  is  to  acknowledge  the
         efforts of all who fought and  were  involved  the  Black  Saturday
         fires on 7 February  2009,  and  the  services  provided  by  radio
         amateurs. This was Australia's worst  ever  natural  disaster,  173
         people died as a result of the fires and 414 were injured. QSL  via
         VK3YVG. [TNX www.southgatearc.org]
VK     - Bill, VK4FW will operate mostly CW as  VK8MM  from  Groote  Eylandt
         (OC-141) on 14-20 February. After that, he will  be  active  for  a
         few  days  from  his  daughter's  home  in  Nhullunbuy    (mainland
         Australia). QSL via VK4FW. [TNX QRZ-DX]
VP5    - Alex, PY2WAS will be  active  as  VP5/PY2WAS  from  Providenciales,
         Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 20-23 May. He might be joined  by  Ivan,
         PY1YB. Expect activity in 80-10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via  PY2WAS,
         direct or bureau. [TNX PY2WAS]
VP5    - Jim, WB2REM and Glenn, KD2JA  will  be  active  as  VP5/WB2REM  and
         VP5/KD2JA from Providenciales (NA-002),  Caicos  Islands  on  10-17
         June. They will operate CW  and  SSB  on  160-6  metres,  and  will
         participate in the ARRL June VHF Contest  as  VQ5M.  Operation  for
         the contest will be on 6 meters SSB and CW  only.  QSL  via  KD2JA.
         [TNX WB2REM]
XU     - XU7KOH will be active again  from  Koh  Russei  (AS-133)  on  12-16
         February (operated by ON6NP, ON6TZ and XU7ACY) and  19-23  February
         (operated by ON6NP, ON6TZ, XU7ACY and F5PAC). QSL via  ON7PP.  Logs
         will be posted on www.xu7tzg.be after the operations. [TNX ON7PP]
YN     - Cal WF5W (YN2EA),  Mike K5UO (YN2UO),  Keith NM5G (YN2MG)  and Doug
         WB5TKI (YN2TKI) will be active from Nicaragua  on  4-9  March. They
         plan  to  operate  SSB,  CW and  RTTY  on  160-10  metres,  and  to
         participate in the ARRL DX SSB  Contest  as  YN2EA  (Multi-Single).
         During non-contest periods, they will have two stations  active  on
         all modes and bands. QSL for  all  callsigns  via  W5PF  and  LoTW.
         Further information and log search (available after the  trip)  can
         be found on the Texas DX  Society's  website  (www.tdxs.net).  [TNX
ZK3    - Bill, N7OU and Bob, W7YAQ will be active as from  Tokelau  (OC-048)
         from 17 February to 10 March  (exact  dates  may  change  a  little
         depending on boat schedule), including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW
         Contest. They will operate mostly CW, with some RTTY  and  SSB,  on
         160-10  metres  using  verticals  and  100  watts.  Before   (10-16
         February) and after (11-15 March) that trip, they  will  be  active
         from Apia, Samoa (5W). QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZS8    - Pierre, ZS1HF has announced he will be active as ZS8M  from  Marion
         Island (AF-021) "from the end of April once the  'SA  Agulhas'  has
         returned to Cape Town". Pierre says he is taking up  "the  position
         of radio/electronics technician for a  year".  Further  information
         is expected in due course.

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

15TH IOTA DINNER ---> The 15th Annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will
be held on Friday, 16 April 2009, at the Holiday Inn  Hotel  and  Conference
Center, in  conjunction  with  the  61sh  annual  Visalia  International  DX
Convention (http://dxconvention.org/). For additional information  regarding
this event, please contact Ray Benny, N6VR  (rayn6vr@cableone.net)  or  Will
Costello, WC6DX (wc6dx@sbcglobal.net). [TNX N6VR]

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC  credit:
D44TXF, D44TXI, D44TXO, D44TXP,  D44TXQ,  D44TXR  and  D44TXS  (Cape  Verde,
March 2009). If you had  one  of  these  operations  rejected  on  a  recent
application, please send  a  note  to  dxcc@arrl.org  to  have  your  record
updated. [TNX NC1L]

EPC WW  DX  CONTEST  --->  The  European  PSK  Club  invites  amateur  radio
operators all over the  world  to  participate  in  the  second  EPC  WW  DX
Contest, to be held on 27-28 February (from 12 UTC to  12  UTC).  Object  of
the contest is to work as many stations as possible using the BPSK125  mode.
Complete information can be found at www.epcwwdx.srars.org

QSL VIA UZ1RR ---> The QSL route for UT6UE/mm and  UT6UF/mm  is  via  UZ1RR,
direct only (Vladimir A. Stepanenko, P.O. Box 28, Chernihiv-postamt,  14000,
Ukraine). Andrej e Yurij are on a 16-month voyage on sailing yacht  "Kupava"

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.  Please  note
that QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line  logs  are  eligible
for listing. Send send your scores, as  well  as  any  request  for  further
information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@fastwebnet.it)

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Norman Fitch  (G3FPK),
John  Dunlop  (GM0WDF/GM6LNM),  Robert  J.  King  (K5IY),  Terry  P.  Morton
(KJ6OW), David Charles Blanchard (N3II), Rudol'f A. Yanson  (RW0IZ),  Viktor
T.  Korostyljov  (UN7QB),  Judge  L.  Bodycote  (W1PEA),  Kenneth  M.  Smith
(W7HRY),  James  M  Durante  (W9NB),  Alonso  Ulloa  Mireles   (XE1ZZA)  and
Francisco Lopez Diaz (XE2NLD).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3B8GT,  3D20CR,  3D2A  (OC-121),
3D2JS, 3D2KJ, 3D2MJ,3V3S, 4K4K, 4L/UU4JMG,  4S7KKG,  4U1UN,  4U1WB,  4U64UN,
4W6AL,5H3RK, 5N0HQ, 5N0OCH, 5N7/5N0OCH, 5R8HX, 5R8IC (AF-090), 5T5BV,  5U5U,
5Z4/RW1AU,7P8AO, 7P8CF, 8R1PY,9G5TT, 9G5XX (AF-084),  9J2BO,  9J2CA,  9J2VB,
9J3A, 9L7NS,  9M2AX,  9M6OO,  9U0VB,  9V1VV,  9V1YC,  9X0VB,  9Z4AM,  A65BE,
A65DLH, A92GR, AI5P/VK9N, AY0DX, BA4TB/5 (AS-137), BG5BMV/5  (AS-141),  C4I,
D2NX, DP1POL, DT5A (AS-081), E51JD (OC-013), E51QQQ (OC-014), EA9IE,  ES1WN,
ET3JA,  ET3SID,  EX2A,  EX8AD,    EX8MJ,    EY7AF,    FG5/F2PI,    FH/DJ7RJ,
FJ/WQ2N,FK/NA8O,FK8HN,  FM/JE1JKL/p,  FM5AA,  FM5LD,   FO/DJ7RJ    (OC-027),
FT5WO, FT5YJ/P (AN-006), FY/IW1BND,  GD6IA,  GI5K,  H40FN,  H44MS  (OC-047),
KG4SS,  KH0/KI6TIU,  KH7XS,KP2/NY6X,  LU/F6BFH  (SA-049),    LU1ZA,   LU1ZV,
N5BEK/TI7, OH0/PA3ALK, OH0/PB5A, OJ0J,  OX2A,  OX3DB,  OY2J,  OY3AA,  P29NI,
P29VCR, P29VCX, P29VLR, P4/W1XP,  P43JB,  PJ5/AH6HY,  PW2IO  (SA-071),  PW6C
(SA-062),PX8W,PZ5RA,  PZ5Z,  R0L  (AS-066),  R1FJM,   S79NS,    S92LX,  SD2O
(EU-135), SU1KM, SU9NC, SV2ASP/A, SV8FMY, T2G, T30IW, T32CXX,  T32DAS,  T47C
(NA-086), T6YA, T88DX,T88GH, TF3CW, TF4M,TG9ADM,  TL0A,  TO5T,TO7RJ,  TR8JD,
UN7QF,  V63PR  (OC-010  and  OC-011),  V73NF,  VE8RCS/VY0  (NA-008),  VK6IOA
(NA-230), W2VJP/KH2, WP3C, XU7KOH, XU7MDY, XV2JR,  XV2RZ,  XV3RRC  (AS-157),


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