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13 March 2010                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 984
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4J     - 4J0WFF will be active on 40-10  metres  CW,  SSB  and  PSK-31  from
         National Reserve Yanar Dagh, Azerbaijan starting on  20  March  for
         "no less than three  days",  depending  on  local  conditions.  QSL
         direct to 4J5T. [TNX 4J5T]
4S     - Alex, UX4UL has been active as 4S7ULG from near Colombo, Sri  Lanka
         (AS-003) since 10 March and will remain there  until  7  April.  He
         operates BPSK, RTTY, CW on 20-10 metres. QSL via UY5ZZ. [TNX UY5ZZ]
9Q     - Anton, ON6NL and Henk,  ON4AHF  are  currently  in  the  Democratic
         Republic of Congo  working  with  Medecins  Sans  Frontieres.  They
         expect to stay a further ten days and to  operate  CW  and  SSB  as
         9Q0AR/6 (from the South Kivu region)  and  9Q0HQ.  These  are  club
         callsigns, and the QSL route for this activity  is  via  ON6NL  for
         both. [TNX dx-world.net]
DL     - DB5BZ, DF9TM, DJ4RU, DK7LV, DL1BGC, DL2SWW, DL2VFR and DL4BBH  will
         be active as DA0GLH and DF0WFF from  Neuwerk  Island  (EU-127)  and
         the Hamburg Wadden  Sea  National  Park  (www.wff-dl.de)  on  19-21
         March. They will operate SSB, CW and PSK on the HF bands,  as  well
         on 2m/70cm FM, from the  lighthouse's  700-year-old  building.  QSL
         via the DARC bureau for both calls. Direct requestes should  go  to
         DL2VFR. [TNX DL2VFR]
FM     - Dim, UT5UGR will be active as FM/KL7WA from Martinique (NA-107)  on
         19-29 March, including entries in the Russian DX  Contest  and  the
         CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest  (as  TO7A).  QSL  for  both  callsigns  via
         UT5UGR. [TNX UT5UGR]
GI     - Once again the the Foyle & District ARC will be  active  as  GB5SPD
         on 15-17 March to celebrate St.  Patrick's  Day.  QSL  via  MN0AKU,
         direct or bureau.
GM     - MM0DGR/p will be working  from  Kirkconnell  Flow  National  Nature
         Reserve on 13 March. Look for activity  on  160-10  metres  BPSK31,
         BPSK63,  CW  and  SSB.  QSL  via  MM0DFV.  Further  information  is
         available at www.gmff.org [TNX MM0DFV]
HR     - Andrei, NP3D will be active as  HR2/NP3D  from  Honduras  on  19-29
         March. He will operate on all bands and modes, with a focus on  160
         metres, and will participate in the Russian DX, BARTG  Spring  RTTY
         and CQ WW WPX SSB contests as HQ2T. QSL via  W3HNK  or  RW6HS,  and
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
I      - Special station IR1C will be active from 15 March  to  31  December
         in conjuction with a solidarity  project  in  the  Central  African
         Republic. QSL via IK1APO. Further information at www.ir1c.com
OA     - Daniel, DL5YWM will in Peru between 20 March and 15 May.  He  plans
         to operate in his free time as OA4/DL5YWM from Lima; side trips  to
         different call  areas  are  possibile,  as  well  a  "last  minute"
         operation from an island. [TNX dx-world.net]
OH     - Members of the The University of Oulu Radio Club  (OH8TA)  will  be
         active as OH8T from Hailuoto Island (EU-184) on 12-14  March.  They
         will be QRV mostly  on  the  HF  bands  with  100  watts  and  wire
         antennas. QSL via OH8TA, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PJ6   -  Southeastern DX Club's and K5D  team's members  Bob (K4UEE),  Gregg
         (W6IZT) and George (N4GRN) will be active as PJ6/homecall from  the
         island  of Saba  (NA-145) on  11-15  March.  Their  purpose  is  to
         "finalize plans and begin building a station  for  the  anticipated
         political  realignment  in  the  Netherlands  Antilles  later  this
         year". QSL via home calls. [TNX K4UEE]
T32    - Nils, SM6CAS has had to withdraw from the IOTA  DXpedition  to  the
         Southern Line Islands [425DXN  982],  due  to  his  wife's  health.
         "Nils is very keen for this DXpedition to go ahead even  though  he
         cannot join us",  the  other  four  operators  say.  He  "has  been
         planning this for several years and he is the  major  financier  of
         the project", and will still be the QSL manager for  all  callsigns
         (T32MI, T32CI, T32SI and T32VI).
         Announced frequencies are 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 10103,
         7030  and 3530 kHz (CW);  28460/28495, 24950, 21260,  18128, 14260/
         14195, 7078 and 3795 kHz(SSB). 9M6DXX will operate  SSB only, while
         the other members (G3KHZ, G4EDG, K9AJ) are  primarily CW operators.
         They  will  "have  up to  four stations  operating simultaneously",
         9M6DXX says, "but since there are only four of us this is likely to
         be only at peak times. We  hope  to  run  two  stations most of the
         time  and at least one will be on CW. Three of the stations will be
         100W, and one station will have an  Acom  1010 amplifier. This will
         normally be used on SSB but may also  be used on CW if no-one is on
         SSB. All antennas will be verticals  situated close  to the ocean".
         They  do not know in which order they will be visiting the islands,
         as  that  "will be decided by the captain and based on the  weather
         and sea conditions". However, they hope to be  able to  update  the
         website  (t32line.webnode.com)  with the precise dates of operation
         as they approach each island in turn.
TA     - The TC Special Wireless  Activity  Team  (www.tcswat.org)  will  be
         active as TC18M on 16-18 March to commemorate the 95th  anniversary
         of the naval  battle  of  18  March  1915  during  the  Dardanelles
         Campaign. TA3AX will operate mainly CW, while TA1HZ might be  using
         BPSK31 and SSB. QSL via TA1HZ. [TNX TA1HZ]
TG     - Roberto, IV3IYH will be active as TG9IRP  from  Guatemala  from  20
         March to 1 April, including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest.  He
         will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  IK2ILH,
         direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be  sent  to
         ik2ilh@libero.it), or LoTW. [TNX IV3IYH]
VE     - John, VE8EV will be active as CK8G from Greens Island  (NA-182)  on
         15-20 April. Activated only once back in 1993, this IOTA group  has
         been claimed by only 5.3% of current IOTA  participants.  "While  a
         summer  operation  would  be  far  easier,  more  comfortable,  and
         (probably) cheaper", John says, "I wanted to go in  April  to  take
         advantage of  the  better  spring  time  propagation".  He  expects
         "around-the-clock propagation on  20m  so  I  will  concentrate  on
         Europe during their sunrise and sunset, North America during  their
         sunset, and Asia right after their sunrise". He  will  operate  SSB
         only using a 3-element yagi  antenna  and  an  amplifier.  QSL  via
         VE8EV,  direct  or  bureau.  Updates  and   further    information,
         including details on how contribute to  this  expensive  operation,
         can be found at ve8ev.blogspot.com/search/label/IOTA [TNX VE8EV]

PACIFIC ODISSEY ---> Sergey, UX0HX and five other operators  (namely  RK3FA,
UR3HR, US7UX, UT1HF and UT5UY)  will be active from  Samoa, Central Kiribati
and Tokelau as follows:
18-19 May      5W0OX            Samoa (OC-097)
22 May-1 June  T31X and T31UR   Central Kiribati (OC-043)
2-6 June       ZK3X             Tokelau (OC-048)
They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres.  QSL  for  all
Callsigns  via UR3HR, direct or bureau. More information, including  details
on how contribute  to  the expedition,  at www.uz1hz.com/pacificodyssey.html

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

EA9IE ---> A few days ago Juan, EA9IE reached the 250,000th QSO mark and  on
11 March he uploaded his full log to LoTW. "QSLling from my  side  does  not
change", he says. Cards can still be  sent  direct  or  through  the  bureau
system. His on-line log search is at http://dx.qsl.net/ [TNX EA9IE]

OPERATION CANCELLED (T31) ---> It  is  with  great  regret  that  David/K3LP
(Co-Leader) and Hrane/YT1AD (Leader)  must  inform  the  DX  Community  that
after  16  months  of  planning,  their   DXpedition    to    Canton  Island
(www.yt1ad.info/t31/),  slated  for  11  days  in  October   2010,  will  be
cancelled. "We planned 6 stations fully equipped for HF plus two  additional
stations for UHF/VHF/Satellite plus 13-14 operators", they  say.  "Our  goal
was to make 100,000 plus QSOs much like our N8S,  Swains  Island  DXpedition
in 2006. This decision is  based  on  the  announcement  by  the  T31X  team
planned for June 2010. Unfortunately, it is cheaper to send a  smaller  crew
with three radios and two amplifiers. In light of this recent  announcement,
the total cost of the trip versus the uniqueness  will  evaporate  prior  to
our arrival. For this reason, we will pick another  location  for  a  future
date.  Minus  some  team  member  partial  cash  contributions  and  planned
equipment sponsors, there were no  cash  donations  made  that  need  to  be
refunded. We will forfeit our $40K cash deposit on the boat and  seek  other
places in 2011". [TNX YT3W]

OPERATIONS CANCELLED (CE0Z & ZA) ---> Harald, LA9SN has had  to  cancel  his
16-25 March  activity from Juan Fernandez  because  of  the  recent  tsunami
that hit the island. Also,  Frank/F4DTO  and  Patrick/F4GFE  have  cancelled
their 15-24 April activity from Albania - their home was  flooded  when  the
Xynthia storm devastated western France in late February. [TN Xthe Daily  DX
and F5NQL]

QSL VIA M0OXO ---> Charles, M0OXO has taken over QSLing duties for  Michael,
G7VJR. This  covers  the  following  expeditions  G7VJR  previously  handled
himself: CU2/G7VJR (EU-003), EI/G7VJR  (EU-006),  GB75UW,  GD7VJR  (EU-116),
GJ7VJR/p  (EU-013),  GM7VJR  (EU-008),  GU7VJR  (EU-114),  GW7VJR,  JW/G7VJR
(EU-026), JX/G7VJR (EU-022), JX/SQ4MP (EU-022), OY/G7VJR (EU-018),  TF/G7VJR
(EU-021), VP8DMN (SA-002) and ZD8UW (AF-003).  A  few  expeditions  are  not
changing: YS1G is still managed  by  G3TXF,  and  GH6UW  (EU-099)  is  still
managed by M0BLF. Also, no change on K3VOA (short term guest). G7VJR's  page
on qrz.com sums up the correct routing for all cards. Any QSLs that  are  in
the  mail  already  will  receive  a  reply,  and  no  cards  will  be  left
unanswered. [TNX G7VJR]

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 73rd edition of the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
Contest (www.beru.org.uk) will be held on 13-14 March, from  10  UTC  to  10
UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Only operators located  within  the
Commonwealth or British Mandated  Territories  are  eligible  to  enter,  so
please check the list  at  www.rsgbcc.org/hf/information/codes.shtml  before

+ SILENT KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Michel  Pronier
(F5ODS), Sue C. Persing  (K3SUE),  Nikolaj  I.  Tranevskij  (RA6AGF),  Peter
Linsley (SV0XBM/9), Herman M. Shelchkov (UA3GM), Kim D.  Bednarcik  (UA4OH),
David Toth (VE3GYQ) and Daniel R. "Bob" Dorsey, Jr. (W4RQ, ex K4UVT).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER

3B9WR       G3LZQ       EH2JSG      EA2MH      PA65VERON   PA3CAL
3Z0PDXA     SP3POZ      EM0X        UT2XQ      PJ2/WB9Z    AF9H
4A2S        W7RJ        EO2FFF      UT2FA      PJ2T        N9AG
4K5D        K2PF        ES75ERAU    ES1QD      PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA
4L0G        EA7FTR      FP5BZ       F5TJP      PJ4G        WA2NHA
4L2IKA      EA7FTR      GB0VUL      G8JIP      PJ7B        W8EB
4L5O        N3SL        GB0WWF      M0OXO      PJ7MF       IZ1MHY
4S7ULG      UY5ZZ       HA100KONE   HA5AZZ     PY7ZBK      HB9BEI
5B4AIF      EB7DX       HC1HC       NE8Z       PZ5LP       PA1LP
5C5W        EA5XX       HF100HP     SP1ZCV     R1FJM       RX3MM
5E50SA      EA7FTR      HG0WFF      HA0HW      RK1G        RZ3LC
5H6CC       IN3ATM      HH2/LA5IIA  LA4YW      RW2F        DK4VW
5N50EAM     IK2IQD      HH2/PA5M    PA7FM      RZ1CWC/p    RN1CW
5N50K       LZ1CL       HI3K        KB2MS      SN50SPP     SP9PSJ
5N7M        OM3CGN      HK1N        EA5KB      SP9YFF      SQ9IDG
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      HL105KRC    DS5FNE     SZ3P        SV3DCX
5V7BR       F2VX        HS0AC       HS0ZFZ     T46A        CO6LC
5W5A        K6HFA       II0IDP      IS0SDX     T88ME       7N1RTO
6W1SJ       E73Y        II0IDR      IZ0FVD     TF2CT       EA7FTR
6Y9V        WD9DZV      II1ICS      I1SAF      TF3CW       LX1NO
7P8AO       HA5AO       II1IGG      I2AZ       TF3ZA       KT6YL
8P0P        8P9NX       II3ICZ      IW3IE      TF8GX       KT6YL
8P55AW      8P6AW       II4A        IK4ADE     TI5N        W3HNK
8P5A        NN1N        II8ICN      IK8JPV     TI8M        TI2KAC
8P9JG       NN1N        J28AA       K2PF       TM7CC       F9IE
8P9RY       AA6YQ       J37BO       K4LTA      TO5A        F5VHJ
9A0HRS      9A3JB       J37K        AC8G       TP60CE      F5LGF
9G5XA       G3SWH       J5UAP       HA3AUI     TY2SF       IK2IQD
9M2ADX      JH8PHT      J68JA       W5JON      UN5J        W3HNK
9M4STE      9W2ZE       J7Y         K1LI       UN7AB       DL8KAC
9Q0AR/6     ON6NL       JI1FGX/DU9  JF1LZQ     UN7CC       KI6Y
9Q0HQ       ON6NL       JW5HE       LA5HE      V26M        W3HNK
9V1UV       N5UCF       KH0AC       K7ZA       V63MY       OM2SA
9Y/DL2DBE   DJ5BWD      L21D        LU7DSY     V63TO       OM2SA
A61R        EA7FTR      LP1H        EA5KB      VG6XDX      VE6LB
A65BD       G5LP        LR2F        LU2FA      VK6AU       N1DT
AP2NK       W3HNK       LT0D        LU6DU      VK9C/NL8F   K8NA
AY8A        LU8ADX      LU6FOV      EA5KB      VK9CF       K8NA
BX2ABD      JN3TVX      LW3DC       EA5KB      VP2MCC      G4FAL
C37NL       C37URA      LW3DN       EA5KB      VP2MPL      AA1M
C56KR       OZ8KR       LW5EE       EA5FL      VP2MPR      W1USN
C6ALT       K1CTT       LW7H        EA5KB      VP5H        W0GJ
C6AMM       K1CN        LX7I        LX2A       VU3DJQ      EA7FTR
C6AWS       W6SJ        LY11A       LY5A       W1M         N7UN
CE1Z        CE1TKL      LY11BY      LY3BY      W2R         AB2IO
CM3RPN      EB7DX       LY11GV      LY2GV      XR2A        CE3BBC
CN2DP       CT1CDP      LY11MM      LY2MM      XV9DX       OM3JW
CN3A        I2WIJ       LY11QT      LY2QT      YI9VDW      W4VDW
CN8WL       I0YKN       LY20INDP    LY1CT      YN2EA       W5PF
CO2WL       HA3JB       LY20NX      LY3NX      YN2MG       W5PF
CO6CAC      EA5KB       LY20PSK     LY3X       YN2TKI      W5PF
CR2A        OH2BH       LZ132GO     LZ1ZF      YN2UO       W5PF
CR2X        OH2BH       LZ44WFF     LZ1ZF      YU140Z      YU1AVQ
CX/N3BNA    KA2AEV      OC4FA       OA4O       Z36T        DJ0LZ
CX1JJ       EA5KB       OC4FZ       OA4O       ZK3OU       N7OU
DR200HU     DG8MH       OD5O        OD5NJ      ZK3YA       W7YAQ
DR775TMG    DJ8QP       ON30ON      ON4CAS     ZL4M        ZL4PW
E71DX       E77E        OV1CDX      OZ1GML     ZP0R        ZP5AZL
E72W        E77E        OX2A        OZ1ACB     ZP6CW       ZP6CU
ED5M        EA5FL       OY3QN       OZ1ACB     ZP8VAO      K2DER
EG1AAW      EA1GIB      P3J         5B4AHJ     ZS6CCY      K3IRV
EG7DCA      EA7URS      P40A        WD9DZV     ZV7C        PT7JP
EG7EA       EA7URM      P40N        W3HNK      ZX1MH       PT2OP

8P6AW    Amateur Radio Society of Barbados, P.O. Box 814E, Bridgetown,
EA6SX    Miguel Garcia Castaner, P.O. Box 5031, 07080 Palma de Mallorca
         (Illes Balears), Spain
F5TJP    Ronan Darchen, B.P. 109, 22700 Perros-Guirec, France
F9IE     Bernard Chereau, B.P. 211, 85330 Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile, France
G3LZQ    John Dunnington, P.O. Box 36, Gilberdyke, Brough, HU15 2WX, United
HA3JB    Kutasi Gabor, Siofok, P.O. Box 243, 8601, Hungary
HA5AO    Gaspar Istvan, Budapest, Rakoczi u. 85., 1196, Hungary
HC5AI    Pablo Villavicencio Zambrano, P.O Box 0101-1300, Cuenca, Ecuador
HK3W     Siso Hennessey, P.O. Box 02-5242, Miami FL 33102, USA
K4T      AROA, 10534 Dogwood Trail, Jupiter FL 33478, USA
K6HFA    Hubert R. Clark, 545 W Vassar Ave, Fresno CA 93705, USA
OM2SA    Juraj Sipos, P.O. Box 29, 946 03 Kolarovo, Slovak Republic
PA1LP    Peter Leppers, Lindelaan 164, 6043 GN Roermond, The Netherlands
TT8ET    Elke Takatsch, B.P. 123, N'Djamena, Chad
W5PF     J.Paul Frantz III, 20016 Hilltop Ranch Dr., Montgomery TX 77316,
ZL4PW    Paul Ormandy, 13 Swift St, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand


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