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13 February 2010                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 980
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5Z     - Cato, LA9PF will be  active  as  5Z4/LA9PF  from  Kenya  for  three
         months starting on 11 February. He plans to operate  on  all  bands
         and modes running 100 watts into a 3-element beam  or  a  loop.  He
         also expects to operate as  7Q7PF  from  Malawi  during  that  time
         frame. QSLling information at qrz.com under LA9PF. [TNX QRZ DX]
6W     - Giovanni, I5JHW is active holiday style as  6V7V  from  La  Somone,
         Senegal until 23 February. He plans to take  part  in  the  CQ  WPX
         RTTY Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX I5JHW]
6W     - Luc, F5RAV will be active as 6V7T from Senegal from 18 February  to
         1 March. He will operate from 6W7RV's rental shack in  Somone.  QSL
         via home call, direct only.
9H     - DL4HG and DL5XAT will be active as 9H3TX from Gozo, Malta  (EU-023)
         on 17-24 February, including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.
         They will run 100 watts into vertical  antennas.  QSL  via  DL5XAT,
         direct or bureau and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
A9     - Dave, EI3IO is now active as  A92IO  from  Sar,  Bahrain  until  at
         least August 2011. "Operations will initially focus  on  the  bands
         3.5 MHz to 30 MHz", he says. He also intends "to be QRV on 1.8  MHz
         for the 2010/2011 winter season". QSL direct to A92IO (Dave  Court,
         P.O. Box 31183, Budaiya, Bahrain)  or  via  the  bureau  to  EI3IO.
         Direct cards may also to be sent  to  EI3IO,  "however  these  will
         only be actioned once or twice per year". Further  information  can
         be found at a92.ath.cx
C6     - Look for C6AKQ (QSL via N4BP), C6APG (QSL  via  K4PG),  C6ARU  (QSL
         via N4UM)  and  K4RUM  (C6AUM)  to  be  active  from  Grand  Bahama
         (NA-080), Bahamas on 15-22 February. C6AKQ, C6APG  and  C6AUM  will
         participate in the ARRL DX CW  Contest  as  single  band  entrants,
         while C6ARU is likely to  concentrate  on  60  metres  and  digital
         modes QRP. [TNX The Daily DX]
E4     - Antonio, EA5RM and the Tifariti Gang (EA2RY, EA5FX, EA7AJR,  EA7KW,
         F5CWU, F6ENO, F9IE, IN3ZNR and UT7CR) will be active  as  E4X  from
         Palestine from 28 May to 6 June. They plan to operate CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-6 metres, with at least three stations  active  at  the
         same time on different bands and modes. QSL via EA5RM. The  website
         for the expedition is at www.dxfriends.com/e4x/
F      - Frank, F4AJQ and a large group of operators from France, Italy  and
         the US (namely F1AFW, F1HRE,  F2VX,  F4DLM,  F4EAT,  F4FLF,  F4UKP,
         F5EOT, F5HTR, F6CEL, F6ENO, F8BJI, F9IE, I2VGW and  N6OX)  will  be
         active as TM7CC from Ouessant Island (EU-065) on 12-20 March.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10  metres.  QSL  via
         F9IE, direct  or  bureau.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         www.tm7cc.com [TNX F5NQL]
J8     - Once again Dave, G3TBK will be active as  J88DR  from  St.  Vincent
         from 18 February to 15 March. He will operate CW, SSB and  RTTY  on
         160-10 metres, and will participate in both the  ARRL  DX  Contests
         as well as the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. QSL via G3TBK. [TNX NG3K]
KP2    - Look for KP2/K3CT and KP2/K3TEJ to operate CW, RTTY  and  PSK31  on
         all bands from the US Virgin islands on  17-24  February.  QSL  via
         home calls. They will participate in the  ARRL  DX  CW  Contest  as
         KP2M (QSL via AI4U). [TNX NG3K]
T32    - Nils (SM6CAS), Derek (G3KHZ), Steve (G4EDG) and Mike  (K9AJ),  plus
         five Kiribati  Government  officials,  will  be  leaving  Christmas
         Island on 17 March on a long voyage to the Southern  Line  Islands.
         They plan to stop and operate  from  four  IOTA  new  ones,  namely
         Malden Island (OC-279), Starbuck Island (OC-280),  Caroline  Island
         (OC-281) and Vostok Island (OC-282). They  plan  to  be  active  on
         each island for four days. QSL direct via SM6CAS. The  voyage  will
         be almost 1,800 nautical miles and they will  return  to  Christmas
         on 20  April.  Further  information  is  expected  in  due  course,
         bookmark t32line.webnode.com  (currently  under  construction)  for
         updates. [TNX G3KHZ]
V3     - Ben, DL6RAI will be active as  V31RI  from  Consejo  Beach,  Belize
         until 2 March. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He will  opload
         his logs  to  LoTW  "some  some  time  after  the  activity".  [TNX
V3     - Will, AA4NC/W4MR will operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  as  V31RR  from
         Belize on 17-23 February, ARRL DX  CW  Contest  included.  QSL  via
         AI4U. [TNX AA4NC]
VP5    - Rick,  K6VVA  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  VP5/K6VVA  from
         Providenciales (NA-002) on 18-24 February. He will  participate  in
         the ARRL DX CW Contest as  VP5Z  (callsign  chosen,  he  says,  "in
         honor of my  longtime  friend  Jim  Neiger,  N6TJ/ZD8Z).  QSLs  via
         N6AWD. [TNX NG3K]
XE     - The XE2JA/XF1 activity from Alcatraz  Island  (NA-167),  which  was
         expected to take place on 11-14 February  [425DXN  978],  has  been
         postponed until further notice (xe2ja-xf1.blogspot.com).
YN     - Eric, K9GY  will  be  active  as  YN2GY  from  Nicaragua  on  18-22
         February, including a SOAB entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.  QSL
         via home call (direct) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
ZF     - Jeff, K0UU will be active as ZF2MN/ZF8 from Little Cayman  (NA-016)
         on 21-28 February. He will operate CW  on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via
         K0UU (direct) or LoTW. [TNX dx-world.net]
ZS8    - Pierre, ZS1HF will be  taking  dipole  antennas  to  Marion  Island
         [425DXN 979], in order  to  avoid  problems  with  high  winds  and
         birds. He should also have  a  small  amplifier,  even  though  his
         weight restriction for the entire year  on  the  island  is  100kg.
         ZS8M is expected to be QRV in late April-early May. Pierre will  be
         active in his spare time, and will operate SSB, possibly with  some
         RTTY. QSL direct to ZS1X. [TNX The Daily DX]

                         *** 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 (January 2010) is  now  available
at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles and pictures should  be  sent
to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba @ iz3eba.it)

AF-075 ---> Igor (UA3DJY) and Mike  (5H3EE)  operated  as  5I3A/3  (QSL  via
RK3AOL) and 5H3EE/3 (QSL via  DL4ME)  from  Bongoyo  Island  (AF-075)  on  7
February. They made some 600 QSOs in four  hours.  A  few  pictures  can  be
found at dx-world.net

CONTEST UNIVERSITY  ITALY  --->  After  the  successful  CTU  2009,  another
Contest University will be held in Italy on 13 March  at  the  Centro  Fiera
del Garda in Montichiari (Brescia). Admission to CTU is free of charge,  but
advance registration is required. Details at  www.contestuniversityitaly.tk.

LOGS ---> A log search for Mirek, Z21DXI (SP5IXI/VK6DXI)  can  be  found  at
www.sp5ixi.dxing.pl/z21dxi/ [TNX SP5UAF]

QSL P29CS ---> Effective 16 January 2010, the new QSL route for Andy,  P29CS
(Lihir Island, OC-069) is via M0URX, direct  (Tim  Beaumont,  P.O.  Box  17,
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8  1SF,  England)  or  bureau  (request  form  at
www.m0urx.com). Cards for QSOs made before that date should be  sent  direct
to Andy Martin, P.O. Box 268, Lihir Island, New Ireland Province, Papua  New

QSL W2WTC ---> Hank, K2HJB reports that all bureau and direct cards for  the
special event station W2WTC (World Trade Center)  have  been  processed  and

+ SILENT KEYS + Chris Walters, N0HVK is one of the five men who were  killed
in the explosion  at  the  Kleen  Energy  Plant  in  Middletown  (CT)  on  7
February.  Other  recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include    Erich  Recaen
(DL5RBR), Jacky Gargot (F5OIU),  Edward  R.  Hill  (W3FEG),  Russell  Kellam
(W4UBC) and and Herbert "Pete" Hoover III (W6ZH), the  grandson  of  Herbert
Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, and the son of former  IARU
and ARRL President Herbert Hoover Jr.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z0RADIO    SP9SX       H40MS       DL2GAC      RC9O        UA9PC
3Z100HP     SP5ZRW      HA100KONE   HA5AZZ      RD0C        UA0CA
3Z85IARU    SP2JMB      HC1MD       K8LJG       RF4M        UA4LKU
4A1B        LZ3HI       HF680TAR    SP9PTA      RW0A        RA0ALM
4J3M        DL7EDH      HF80ABG     SQ5ABG      RW2F        DK4VW
4J9M        DL7EDH      HF80BRP     SP9BRP      S51ZZ       NI5DX
4L2M        EA7FTR      HF80BUJ     SP5BUJ      SE0X        SM0MDG
4M1M        YV1CTE      HF80GBG     SQ8GBG      SI9AM       SM3CVM
4M5RY       EA5KB       HF80IU      SP2IU       SJ2W        SM2WMV
4S7BRG      LZ3HI       HF80PZK     SP5PSL      SK3W        SM5DJZ
4Z5J        W0MM        HF80RJP     SQ3RJP      SN100HP     SP5ZIP
5B/OM2AQ    OM3XX       HF90Z       SP2YWL      SN3A        SP3GEM
5B4AIF      EB7DX       HG0WFF      HA0HW       SN3R        SP6HEQ
5E50SA      EA7FTR      HK1NK       EA5KB       SN51FBQ     SP7FBQ
5H3EE/3     DL4ME       HZ1IRH      HZ1BT       SN51LFT     SP7LFT
5I3A/3      RK3AOL      IQ4AX       IZ4EFN      SN51MHN     SQ7MHN
5N50EAM     IK2IQD      J28AA       K2PF        SN51OGP     SP7OGP
5N50K       LZ1CL       J37BO       K4LTA       SN51OS      SP7PFD
5N50OBA     OK1DOT      J37LR       VE3EBN      SN51SEW     SP7SEW
5N7M        OM3CGN      J37T        VE3EBN      SN51SP      SP7RJK
5R8GZ       G3SWH       J38XX       DL5AXX      SN80MXC     SQ8MXC
5W0OU       N7OU        J47XCF      SV7FSK      SN80PZK     SP5PPA
5W0YA       W7YAQ       J5NAR       HA0NAR      SO80J       SP3J
5Z0H        IK8VRH      J5UAP       HA3AUI      SO80PZK     SP7PCA
6V7V        I5JHW       J79CBS      SM7CBS      SO8R        SQ8JLA
6W/HA0NAR   HA0NAR      J79SB       NI5DX       SP40EIY     SP6EIY
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       J79XBI      SM0XBI      SP80MI      SP8MI
9A0HRS      9A3JB       JA2ZL/JD1   JA2ZL       SP80MJX     SP7MJX
9A1CCB      9A7W        JD1BMV      JK1EBA      SP80PSU     SP4OZ
9A8WW       S54G        JD1BNB      JA3MCA      SP80PZK     SP0PZK
9J2BO       G3TEV       JM1YGG/JD1  JM1YGG      SP80UXB     SP9UXB
9J2CA       G3SWH       JW9DL       LA9DL       SP80XSL     SP5XSL
9X0CW       DK7PE       KH6ZM       I0MWI       SP85IARU    SP9PNB
9X0LX       DK7LX       KP4JRS      EA7FTR      SQ80JKS     SQ9JKS
A60ISG      IZ8CLM      LN3Z        LA9VDA      SQ80KV      SQ6KV
A61BK       NI5DX       LU9XT       WD9EWK      SQ80MKW     SQ3MKW
AP2DKH      W2FB        LX7I        LX2A        SQ80PZK     SP9YGD
C21DL       DJ2EH       LZ10ARDF    LZ1ZF       SQ80UM      SQ9UM
C21YL       DL8NBH      LZ170HD     LZ2VP       SQ85IARU    SP3MGM
C4M         W3HNK       LZ9A        LZ2HM       SX1L        DL1JCZ
C4N         W3HNK       LZ9W        LZ1PM       T30HC       DL9HCU
C5YK        ON7YK       N7I         KL7JR       T88HK       JE6DND
C6ABB       N2RFA       NP4A        W3HNK       T88HS       JA6KYU
C6APX       KC4PX       NP4Z        N4AO        T88SM       JA6EGL
CE2WZ       W3HNK       OE9R        OE9XRV      T8CW        JH0IXE
CN10NY      EA7FTR      OH0X        OH2TA       TC10VF      TA1HZ
CN2BG       F8ALU       OH0Z        W0MM        TF3CW       LX1NO
CN2R        W7EJ        OH2U        OH2IW       TF4X        G3SWH
CN8YE       EA7FTR      OL0W        OK1DSZ      TF8GX       KT6YL
CO3CJ       EB7DX       OL3Z        OK1HMP      TG9NX       N4FKZ
CQ0ODX      CT2GZE      OL4A        OK1DSX      TM57M       F-11734
CR2X        OH2BH       OL7M        OK1YM       TM6M        F4DXW
CR5CQK      CT1CQK      OM7M        OM3PA       TX4T        G3TXF
CR6A        CT1GFK      OM8A        OM2VL       TY5ZR       IK2IQD
CT3AS       DJ8FW       ON50RN      ON7PP       UA0AV       W3HNK
CU6NS       EA5KB       OO7W        ON4AUP      UE3FWC      RD3FI
CX4AAJ      EB7DX       OO9O        ON7SS       UE6MCA      RA6LW
D80Y        6K5YPD      OP4A        ON6LY       UN9PQ       IK2QPR
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      OP4F        ON4AEF      UP2L        UA9AB
DR1A        DL6FBL      OQ5M        ON5ZO       V31CB       AC0BV
E51WWB      AD7AF       OQ7T        ON7TQ       V31RI       DL6RAI
E70R        E77E        OR0A        ON6ZK       V31SU       N7MSU
E73DX       DJ2MX       OR5EU       ON4HVO      V85NL       JA4ENL
E73E        YT8BB       OR7D        ON7DDG      VI2BI       VK2CL
E77DX       E77E        OS8A        ON8VK       VI3KIAH     VK3YVG
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OT7G        ON5MA       XE1FSK      EA5KB
ED5M        EA5FL       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      XE1LM       XE2AU
EF8M        UA3DX       OY6A        OY2J        XE2K        XE2DN
EH7AL       EA7NL       P33W        RA3AUU      XE2S        WD9EWK
EI2GBW      EI9JO       P40LE       K2LE        XE3RR       EB7DX
EI7DAR      EI2JD       PA50RNARS   PA0VLA      XK1RST      KL7JR
EI7M        EI6HB       PA6Z        PA9M        XU7KOH      ON7PP
EK3GM       IK2QPR      PA75HV      PA0FAW      XU7XRO      M0URX
EN1IFF/P    UR3IBV      PC50RNARS   PA3CTK      XV9DX       OM3JW
ES9C        ES5RY       PD65JP      PD4JP       YB0AZ       W7TSQ
F8UFT       F6ICG       PE50RNARS   PA3EBA      YI1RZ       IK2DUW
FK8DD       LZ1JZ       PF50RNARS   PF9A        YR5N        YO5PBF
FM5WD       W3HNK       PI4W        PA8F        Z21DXI      SP5UAF
GD0MAN      GD0HYM      PJ2T        N9AG        Z32ID       DJ0LZ
H2E         5B4AGE      PQ0F        PT7WA       ZD8RH       G4DBW
H40FK       DG1FK       PY7ZBK      HB9BEI      ZS1EL       K4YL
H40FN       HA8FW       R1FJM       RX3MM       ZS2DL       NI5DX

5X7JD    Jack Dunigan, P.O. Box 100, Masaka, Uganda
AD7AF    Richard L. Lemke, P.O. Box 1038, Ocean Park, WA 98640, USA
DG1FK    Hans Peter Galster, Ratleikstr. 8b, 63500 Seligenstadt, Germany
DK7LX    Georg Knoess, Am Weiderweg 12, 35510 Butzbach, Germany
DK7PE    Rudolf Klos, Ulrichstr. 26, 55128 Mainz, Germany
DL2GAC   Bernhard Stefan, Moeggenweilerstr. 18, 88677 Markdorf, Germany
F-11734  Marc Nogent, 60 rue Foch, 57390 Audun-le-Tiche, France
HA8FW    Mihaly Bela, Csongradi SGT. 122/A, 6724 Szeged, Hungary
IK8VRH   Antonio Bosso, Ufficio Marano di Napoli, Casella Postale 173,
         80016 Marano NA, Italy
LZ1JZ    Tony Stefanov, P.O. Box 43, 6450 Harmanli, Bulgaria
OM3JW    Stefan Horecky, Mlynska 2, 900 31 Stupava, Slovak Republic
P29TL    Tommy Logan, SIL - Box 115, Ukarumpa 444 EHP, Papua New Guinea
SP5UAF   Tom Barbachowski, Zeromskiego 10, 05-070 Sulejowek, Poland
VK2CL    Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia Inc., P.O. Box 13,
         Sans Souci NSW 2219, Australia
XW3DT    Alex Sinchukov, G/F, 151 Tai Peng Old Village, Lamma Island, Hong
YE1C     West Java DX Association, P.O. Box 1042, Bandung 40010, Indonesia


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