425 DX News issue #999

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26 June 2010                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 999
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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5V     - Silvano, I2YSB and his team (Alfeo  I1HJT,  Carlo  IK1AOD,  Vinicio
         IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA and Stefano IK2HKT) will  be
         active from Togo in October (dates and callsign TBA). They plan  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-10  metres  with  three  stations.
         Further  information  and  a  band/mode  survey  can  be  found  at
         www.i2ysb.com. QSL direct to I2YSB. Once again Arturo  IK7JWY  will
         be the pilot station for the expedition (it will  be  possibile  to
         contact    him    through    a     dedicated        forum        at
         www.hamradioweb.org/forums). [TNX IK7JWY]
9A     - Zik, VE3ZIK (DO7ZZ) will be once again active as as 9A/VE3ZIK  from
         Bilice, Croatia between 1  July  and  27  September.  Several  side
         trips to islands in  the  IOTA  group  EU-170  are  being  planned,
         including an activity  during  the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  DO7ZZ
         (e-mail  requests  for   bureau    cards    can    be    sent    to
         ve3zik[@]gmail.com), eQSL and LotW. [TNX VE3ZIK]
9J     - Katsumi, JF1OKX will be staying in Lusaka, Zambia until the end  of
         September 2011. He plans to start operations on the  amateur  radio
         bands (80-6 metres) as 9J2KK "during the first 10  days  of  July".
         He will concentrate on the digital modes (PSK31 or 62,  RTTY,  WSJT
         and SSTV), with some SSB and CW. QSL via JK1NSR. [TNX The Daily DX]
C5     - The C5E (requested callsign) DXpedition to The Gambia [425DXN  997]
         is delayed and the operators will not be  able  to  pick  up  their
         licence before 28 June. Expect them to be QRV late on that  day  or
         early on the 29th until 6 July. [TNX The Daily DX]
CT9    - Jose, CT1BOH will be active as CR3E from  Madeira  (AF-014)  during
         the IARU HF World Championship (10-11 July). QSL  via  W3HNK.  [TNX
D4     - Michel, HB9BOI will be active  again  as  D44TOI  from  Sal  Island
         (AF-086) on 1-13 July. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
DU_spr - Organized  by  the  South  Pacific  Contest  Club,  a  large  scale
         DXpedition will take place from Pagasa  (Thi  Tu  Island),  Spratly
         Islands (AS-051) between 6 and 24 January 2011. Chris, VK3FY and  a
         multi-national team of  about  30  operators  from  nine  countries
         divided up into three groups will be active as DX0DX on  all  bands
         and modes. The plan is to have four  CW  stations,  four  SSB,  two
         RTTY/digital modes and one VHF/UHF station.  The  website  for  the
         expedition is at www.dx0dx.net [TNX DX0DX]
EA8    - The Grupo DX Teide will  participate  in  the  King  of  Spain  SSB
         Contest (26-27 June, rules at www.ure.es) as  AN8T  from  Tenerife,
         Canary Islands (AF-004). QSL via  EA8NQ,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
F      - Special event station TM5RDL will be active on all bands and  modes
         on  10-18  July  to  celebrate  National  Day   (14    July)    and
         Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, the author of  the  French  national
         anthem. The special QSL cards will be  sponsored  by  the  city  of
         Lons-le-Saunier, where where Rouget de Lisle  was  born  250  years
         ago. QSL via F5SJB. [TNX F5SJB]
GJ     - Gordon G3USR (GJ3USR), Tom GM4FDM (GJ4FDM), Alex PA1AW  (MJ/PA1AW),
         Rien PA1BDO (MJ/PA1BDO), Ronald PA3EWP  (MJ/PA3EWP)  and  Jo  PA9JO
         (MJ/PA9JO) will be  active  from  the  Island  of  Jersey  (EU-013)
         between 29 June and 6 July. Their main focus will be on  6  metres,
         but they will also bring HF and 2m stations. QSL GJ3USR via  G3USR;
         QSL  GJ4FDM  via  GM4FDM;  all  others  QSL  via  PA1AW.    Further
         information is available at www.jersey-2010.info [TNX GM4FDM]
I      - Giovanni IZ0PSA, James KB0MZF,  Edmondo  VA3ITA  and  Laura  VA3LIA
         will be active as IB0Y from Ponza Island (EU-045,  IIA  LT-001)  on
         1-8 August. They will operate holiday style on 80-2 metres SSB,  CW
         and digital modes. QSL via IZ0PSA. [TNX VA3ITA]
IS0   -  Andrea,  IZ1MHY  will  operate  SSB,  CW  and   digital  modes   as
         IM0/IZ1MHY from Maddalena Island (EU-041) from 26 June to  3  July.
         QSL via home call. [TNX IZ1MHY]
J6     - Howard, WB4WXE will be active as J6/WB4WXE from St. Lucia  (NA-108)
         until 6 July. He operates on 6 metres, with some  activity  on  17,
         15 and 40 metres when 6m are closed. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
JA     - Nine HQ stations representing JARL  will  be  active  from  various
         regions of Japan for the IARU HF World Championship (10-11 July):
         Call   Band/Mode            Location
         8N1HQ  10m-CW               Minato-ku, Tokyo
         8N1HQ  15m-Ph               Kimitsu-shi, Chiba
         8N1HQ  80m-Ph               Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa
         8N2HQ  10m-Ph               Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu
         8N3HQ  15m-CW               Nara-shi, Nara
         8N3HQ  160m-CW, 40m-CW      Kobe-shi, Hyogo
         8N3HQ  20m-CW               Miki-shi, Hyogo
         8N4HQ  80m-CW, 40m-Ph       Okayama-shi, Okayama
         8N8HQ  20m-Ph               Iwamizawa-shi, Hokkaido
         Each  station  may  be  heard  on  other  bands before the  contest
         starting on 1 July. [TNX VA3RJ]
JD1_oga- Koji,  JI1LET  will   be  active  as  JI1LET/JD1  from   Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara on 24-30 July. He  will  operate  SSB,  CW  and
         RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
J8     - Dave, W9DR as J8/W9DR and Mike, W8IF  as  J8/W8IF  will  be  active
         from Bequia (NA-025, FK93ja), St. Vincent from 28 June to  5  July.
         This will be a 6M operation only. Further information can be  found
         on the Midwest 6 Meter DX Group's website  (www.6meterdxgroup.com).
         QSL for both calls via KB3RHR (direct). [TNX www.MMMonVHF.de]
JW     - Toshi, JA8BMK will be active as JW/JA8BMK  from  Svalbard  on  1-11
         July. He plans to operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 20-6 metres. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX NG3K]
OJ0    - Celebrating his Golden Jubilee in  Amateur  Radio  (www.oh1vr.net),
         Seppo OH1VR will be active as OJ0VR from Market Reef (EU-053)  from
         about 20 UTC on 30 June until about 3 UTC on 3 July.  Markus  OH3RM
         will operate as OJ0A during same time period. QSL via  home  calls.
         [TNX NG3K]
OZ     - Andreas, DD8ZJ and his son Tommy, DL8KX will  be  active  from  Mon
         Island (EU-029) on 22-25 July. They will participate  in  the  IOTA
         Contest as OZ/DL8KX, while outside the contest  they  will  operate
         as  OZ/DD8ZJ.  QSL  via  home  calls,  direct  or   bureau.    [TNX
PY     - Orlando PT2OP (ZX8C, mainly SSB) and Fred PY2XB (ZX8W,  mainly  CW)
         will  be  active  from  Cotijuba  Island  (SA-060)  on  2-5   July,
         including the World Lighthouse On  The  Air  (WLOTA)  Contest.  QSL
         ZX8C via PT2OP, QSL ZX8W via PT7WA. [TNX PT7WA]
PY     - The Perdigueiros Radio Team will be active as  PR5D  from  Ilha  do
         Mel (SA-047)  on  23-25  July,  including  an  entry  in  the  IOTA
         Contest. They will operate SSB on 80, 40, 20,  15  and  10  metres.
         QSL via PY5DC, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
S7     - Juan Carlos, EA2RC will join  CT1BWW  (S79BWW)  on  Mahe  (AF-024),
         Seychelles on 18-31 July and will operate SSB and RTTY  as  S79SAL.
         QSL via EA2RC, direct or bureau. [TNX EA2RC]
SM     - Pontus, SM0RUX and Jaan, SM0OEK  will  be  active  as  SM0R/1  from
         Gotska Sandon Island (EU-020) on 2-4 July. Look for them on the  HF
         bands and 6 metres. QSL via SM0RUX. [TNX VA3RJ]
SV     - Look for Tony, SV8/DL2DQL  and  Gerhard,  SV8/DM3DL  to  be  active
         holiday style from the island of  Thassos  (EU-174)  from  27  June
         through 18 July, including  participation  in  the  IARU  HF  World
         Championship. QSL via home call,s direct or bureau, and LoTW.  [TNX
         DX Newsletter]
SV     - SV1GYG, SV1JG, SV1QN, and SV1RC  will  be  active  as  SV8/homecall
         from Proti Island (EU-158) on 22-26 July. During the  IOTA  Contest
         they will use SX8PR (QSL via SV1JG). [TNX SV1JG]
TK     - Fabrizo, IK5WOB reports he will be active  from  Algaiola,  Corsica
         (EU-014) on 3-11 July. He will operate only CW.
UA     - The fifty special callsigns to be used by the  teams  competing  in
         the World Radiosport  Team  Championship  are:  R31A,  R31D,  R31N,
         R31U, R31X, R32C, R32F, R32K, R32O, R32R, R32W, R32Z,  R33A,  R33G,
         R33L, R33M, R33Q, R33U, R34C, R34D, R34O, R34P, R34W,  R34X,  R34Y,
         R34Z, R36C, R36F, R36K, R36O, R36W, R36Y, R36Z, R37A,  R37G,  R37L,
         R37M, R37P, R37Q, R37U, R38F, R38K, R38N, R38O, R38W,  R38X,  R39A,
         R39D, R39M and R39R. Details  on  the  special  awards  and  prizes
         programme to encourage the amateur  radio  community  worldwide  to
         make contacts  with  WRTC-2010  participants  during  the  IARU  HF
         Championship (10-11 July) can be found at www.wrtc2010.ru.
VK     - Look for JA1NLX/VK4 to be  active  from  Dunk  Island  (OC-171)  on
         17-24 September. He plans to operate CW only on 80-10  metres  with
         a 5-metre long Buddistick and "lots of radials".  QSL  via  JA1NLX,
         direct or bureau and LoTW. [TNX JA1NLX]
W      - The 1900 Group  will  be  active  as  K3I  from  Assateague  Island
         (NA-139) on 25-27 June. They will operate SSB  (160,  80,  40,  20,
         15, 10 and 6 metres), CW (40 and 20 metres)  and  PSK  (40  and  20
         metres). This expedition has been specifically organized for  Field
         Day 2010. QSL via N3QO. Further information at www.k3i.us.

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

AEGEAN VHF CONTEST ---> The Aegean VHF  Contest  (6m,  2m  and  70cm)  takes
place on 3-4 July. Entrants are  expected  from  all  Greek  mainland  areas
(SV1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7), as well as from the Dodecanese (SV5), Crete (SV9)  and
other Greek islands (SV8). Further information can be found at Rules can  be
found at www.aegeanDXgroup.gr (click  on  "contest")  or  from  the  Contest
manager Leo, SV2DCD (sv2dcd[@]yahoo.com).  [TNX SV8CYV]

decades the behaviour of the radio amateurs on the bands  has  significantly
deteriorated. In 2008 John Devoldere (ON4UN) and Marc  Demeuleneere  (ON4WW)
wrote a comprehensive document entitled  "Ethics  and  Operating  Procedures
for the Radio Amateur", document aiming to  become  a  universal  guide  for
newcomers and old-timers alike  on  the  subject  of  operating  ethics  and
operating procedures. In 2008 this document was  accepted  by  the  IARU  AC
(Administrative Council, the highest body of the IARU) as  representing  the
point of view of the IARU on the subject. Two years  later  the  manual  has
been translated in more than 25 languages,  with  more  coming.  To  achieve
easier access to all of the existing versions, the authors  have  set  up  a
website (www.ham-operating-ethics.org). You can download PDF files  directly
from the site or via the  National  Societies'  websites  in  the  different

NCDXF ---> The newly designed Northern California DX Foundation  website  is
now on line (http://ncdxf.org). "We hope this new interactive  website  will
tell our story, provide resources for DXers, and enable everyone  to  follow
past and future DXpeditions that NCDXF has sponsored", Glenn  Johnson,  W0GJ
says. "Visitors to the website will find it both  informative  and  pleasant
to explore".

OMAN ON 6 METRES  --->  Abdalla  Darwish  Al  Qasmi  (A41KB),  IARU  Liaison
Officer for the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society, reports that  "the  Omani
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has allocated the band 50-52 MHz  to
the amateur service on a secondary basis".

QSL VIA AC7DX ---> Please note that the new mailing address for  Ron,  AC7DX
is Ron Lago, 1345 City  View,  Eugene,  OR  97402-0456,  USA.  The  list  of
stations Ron is the QSL manager for can be found at qrz.com under AC7DX.

QSL VIA ON4AAC (CORRECTION) ---> Please note that Frank, ON4AAC is  the  QSL
manager for J48T (Thassos Island, EU-174) only for the  QSOs  made  in  June
2001, and for J48S (Samos Island, EU-049) for the QSOs  made  in  July  2002
(not 2009, as stated in 425DXN #998). Should  you  still  need  a  card  for
these operations, you can email Frank (on4aac[@]uba.be) in order to  receive
a bureau card. [TNX ON4AAC]

SABLE ISLAND 2010 ---> "Everything continues to  move  along  preparing  for
operations October 22-31", Randy (N0TG)  says.  "The  charter  aircraft  has
been booked as well as travel arrangements  for  the  team  to  meet  up  in
Halifax a couple days prior.  The Battle Creek  Special  has  been  received
early from the W8 group.  Additional items are also being acquired and  will
be shipped later this summer to Halifax.  Logistics  coordination  is  being
provided by the Halifax Amateur Radio Club's support and point  of  contact,
Gary (VE1RGB)". Individual donations to  assist  the  DXpedition  are  still
appreciated. Additional details and updates  at  www.cy0dxpedition.com  [TNX

SOUTH  ORKNEYS  2011  --->  The  Microlite  Penguins  DXpedition   team  has
announced the major equipment sponsors  for  their  upcoming  South  Orkneys
DXpedition (27 January-8 February 2011). Equipment will include a  full  set
of Elecraft K3 transceivers and a set of Acom 1010 amplifiers  ("which  will
help overcome some of the low-band difficulties and help  keep  our  signals
above the noise"). As for the antenna field, they will have a  complete  set
of verticals from 40m through 10m supplied by  DX  Engineering  complemented
by two BigIR vertical antennas (which "will  allow  us  maximum  flexibility
with propagation, and two stations active  within  the  same  band  whenever
possible"); on 80 and 160m they will have the Battle Creek Special,  one  DX
Engineering's 4-square receive antenna system plus vertical wires  supported
by 60-foot  and  and  85-foot  Spiderbeam  fiberglass  masts  ("this  allows
simultaneous CW and SSB operation on 80 and gives us  redundancy  on  160").
Donations are gratefully accepted (details at www.vp8o.com). [TNX N1DG]

WSJT8 ---> This  piece  of  software  is  an  experimental  version  of  the
familiar weak-signal communication program WSJT. It offers new protocols  or
"modes" optimized for meteor scatter, ionospheric scatter, EME,  microwaves,
and QRP at HF. Like the modes in previous versions of  WSJT,  the  new  ones
are intended for making minimal QSOs, not for rag-chewing. WSJT8  modes  are
not compatible with those in WSJT7. To use the new modes,  transmitting  and
receiving stations must both use WSJT8. A  beta  release  of  WSJT8  is  now
available at www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/

+ SILENT KEYS +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Giovanni  Scotti
(I2JZS), Vladimir I. Solodovnikov (UA9MAZ) and Valentin N. Bojko (UY5EI).


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3A2LF,  3B9WR,  3D20CR,  3D2MJ,
4A5M, 4O3A, 4U1UN, 4U50SPACE, 4U64UN, 4Z4BS,  4Z5LA,  5H1S,  5K4T  (SA-084),
5V7PM, 7P8AO, 7Q7HB,  7Q7VB,  7Z1CQ,  9G5TT,  9G5XA,  9H3OG,  9H3TX,  9K2HS,
9K2YM, 9M6XRO,  9X0LX,  A25NW,  A61BK,  AH8DX,  BA7IO/4  (AS-136),  BG3CVG/2
(AS-151), C21TI, C4N, C56KR, C6ANX,  CE0Y/LA9SN,  CE1/K7CA,  CK8G  (NA-182),
CP6XE, CR2A, CR2X, CU2AG, CU2KG, D2EB, D44TXF,  D4C,  D60VB,  DU1EV,  E20AS,
FK8GX, FM5AA,  FO/G3BJ,  FO8RZ,  FS/F6AUS,  FT5WO,  H44MS,  H44MY  (OC-127),
JD1BNK, JD1BNM, K4T (NA-079), L33M, LY2BAW, NP4A, OD5/DL6SN, OD5NH,  OF50RR,
OG0A,  OJ0B,  OL35OLP,  OR4TN,  OT6A,  P29TL,  P29VKJ  (OC-008),   PJ2/N4QQ,
TX3A, TY1MS, TZ6EI, V21ZG, V26E, V44KAI, V63MY  (OC-260),  V88/DL7JAN,  VC1W
(NA-154), VC8B (NA-129), VK9XX, VP2MCC, VP5/W5SL, VP6AL, VQ9LA, VR2PX,  VX8X
(NA-192), XU7ACY, YI9PSE, YN2EA, ZC4VJ, ZK3YA, ZZ6Z (SA-019).


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