425 DX News issue #1111

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18 August 2012                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1111
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Alex, IW5ELA (http://honeymoonafrica2012.jimdo.com/)will be  active
         as 3B8/IW5ELA from Mauritius (AF-049) on 5-12  September.  He  will
         operate holiday style mainly CW on 20, 17, 15 and  12  metres.  QSL
         direct to home call; email requests for bureau card should be  sent
         to iw5ela[@]gmail.com.
5R     - Moise, F4EZG  will be active as 5R8VE from Nosy  Alanana  (Ile  aux
         Prunes, AF-090) on 1-3 September. He plans to be QRV on 40, 20,  15
         and 10 metres SSB. QSL via F4EZG. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
5T     - SP2EBG,  SP3CYY,  SP3FXY,  SP3GEM,  SP6EQZ  and  SP6IXF,  with  the
         special participation of Jean 5T0JL, will be active as  5T0SP  from
         Mauritania from 24 November to 10 December. They  will  be  QRV  on
         160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY. A band/mode survey  can  be  found  on
         the expedition's website (http://5t0sp.dxing.pl/) [TNX NG3K]
9M2    - Rich, PA0RRS will be active once again again as 9M2MRS from  Penang
         Island (AS-015) from 30 October until 26 December. He will  operate
         CW, RTTY and PSK (plus SSB on request). QSL via home  call,  direct
         or bureau, as well as LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
CU     - An invited international group of 18  operators  together  with  11
         resident amateurs will be active from the  nine  populated  islands
         of  the  Azores  during  an  "activity  weekend"  from  12  UTC  29
         September to 12 UTC on the 30th (but the stations  will  be  active
         starting on 28 September, as  soon  as  they  become  operational).
         Look  for  CU1ARM  (Santa  Maria,  EU-003),  CU2ARA  (Sao   Miguel,
         EU-003), CU3URA  (Terceira,  EU-175),  CU4ARG  (Graciosa,  EU-175),
         CU5AM (Sao Jorge, EU-175), CU6GRP (Pico,  EU-175),  CU7CRA  (Faial,
         EU-175), CU8ARF (Flores, EU-089) and CU9AC (Corvo,  EU-089)  on  CW
         (7000-7015,  18080-18090,  14050-14065  kHz)  and  SSB  (7175-7195,
         18120-18135, 14250-14275 kHz).
         Those  making  a  QSO  with  at least 5 different islands will have
         a corresponding number of tickets placed into a lottery for a  free
         trip to the Azores. Additionally, the  first  25  operators  making
         QSOs with all 9 islands will be eligible for a second lottery.  The
         lottery will  be  drawn  on  15  October  (further  information  on
         www.dxsummit.fi). During or  immediately  after  the  weekend,  the
         logs will be posted  to  Club  Log.  All  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         through the  bureau  with  special  full-color  cards.  Direct  QSL
         requests should go to CU2CE. [TNX ON5NT]
CY0    - WA4DAN and AA4VK have received all of the needed  approvals  to  be
         active as WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0 from Sable  Island  (NA-063)  on
         8-17  October.  Their  operating  permit  includes   several    new
         restrictions  on antennas, to minimize the environmental impact  on
         the protected bird population. Details  of  their  operating  plans
         will be posted to www.cy0dxpedition.com
F      - Look for Marc, F6HQP/p to be active from  Yeu  Island  (EU-064)  on
         19-21 August. QSL via bureau. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
FO     - Didier, F6BCW will  be  active  from  French  Polynesia  between  2
         October and 8 November.  On  2-6  October  he  will  be  on  Tahiti
         (OC-046), with little to no activity expected. Then he  will  visit
         IOTA group OC-067 and operate CW only with 100  watts  and  dipoles
         from Huahine (6-15 October, 40-10m),  Raiatea  (15-19  October,  on
         30, 20 and 17m), Tahaa (19-22 October, on  40,  30,  20  and  17m),
         Maupiti (22-26 October, on 30, 20 and 17m) and  again  Huahine  (27
         October-8 November,  40-10m).  If  he  does  not  get  the  special
         callsign he has applied for, he will operate as FO/F6BCW.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GD     - Members of  the  Dundee  Amateur  Radio  Club  will  be  active  as
         GT4AAF/p from the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 18-25 August. QSL is  via
         bureau or direct to GM0BKC. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
HL     - The Gwangju DX Club  will  be  active  as  D7G  from  Kogum  Island
         (AS-060) on 17-19 August. Look for activity on 80-6 metres SSB,  CW
         and RTTY. QSL via HL4CEL.
I      - IB0E will  be  active  from  Ventotene  Island  (EU-045)  on  25-31
         August. Plans are  to  operate  SSB  and  digital  modes  on  80-10
         metres,  hopefully  with  two  stations.   QSL    via    operator's
I      - Celebrating the 30th anniversary  of  the  adoption  of  the  MB339
         aircraft by the National Aerobatic  Patrol  (the  Tricolour  Arrows
         aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force), special  callsign  II3PAN
         will be in use  on  1-20  September.  QSL  via  IV3IUM,  direct  or
         bureau.   Information   on   the   relevant   award can be found at
JA     - Take, JI3DST will be  active  as  JI3DST/JI1  from  Shikine  Island
         (AS-008) on 12-16 September. He will operate CW, SSB, FM, RTTY  and
         PSK31 on 40-10 metres, and  will  take  part  in  the  Scandinavian
         Activity Contest (15-16 September) as JI3DST/1. QSL via home  call,
         bureau preferred. [TNX JI3DST]
KH0    - Mike, JA6EGL and Yu, JE6DND will be active as  KK6WW/KH0  and  KH0R
         from Saipan (OC-086) on 6-9 September. They  will  operate  CW  and
         SSB on 30-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct only. [TNX JN6RZM]
KL     - Look for KL7/KJ4OAP, KL7/W2NAF and KL7/K8GU to be active from  Adak
         Island (NA-039) from 23 August to 12 September.  They  plan  to  be
         QRV in their spare time  on  40-6  metres  mainly  CW  and  digital
         modes. QSL via home calls and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
LX     - Anne, OH2YL will be active as LX/OH2YL  from  Luxembourg  on  24-31
         August. She will operate CW on 80-10 metres.  QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX NG3K]
SM     - Jorgen, SM3CXS will operate  CW  and  SSB  as  SG3U  from  Grimskar
         Island (EU-176) on 23-26 August. QSL direct or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         [TNX SM3CXS]
SV     - The White Tower DX Team  will  operate  as  J48SV  from  Samothraki
         Island (EU-174) on 24-27 August. QSL via SV2FPU, LoTW and eQSL.
T6     - Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex YI9LZ) will be active as  T6LG  from  Afghanistan
         from September 2012 to February 2013. He plans to  be  QRV  on  all
         bands SSB and CW. QSL  via  LZ1ZF,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Instructions for direct QSLling on qrz.com under T6LG.
VK9X   - Pekka,  OH2YY  will  be  active  on  40-10  metres  as  VK9XM  from
         Christmas Island (OC-002) on  6-12  October.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX OH2YY]
W      - Look for W1S to be active from  the  lighthouse  on  Seguin  Island
         (NA-137) during the ILLW (18-19 August). QSL direct to AK4KP.  [TNX
W      - The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club (W4LX) will  participate  in  the
         ILLW  from  the  Boca  Grande  lighthouse  on  Gasparilla    Island
         (NA-069). [TNX VA3RJ]
XE     - Manuel, XE2HUQ and other operators will be active as XF1F from  San
         Francisco Island (NA-124) on 7-13 October. They plan to be  QRV  on
         160-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via XE2HUQ.
YO     - A group of Romanian operators will be active as YP1S from  Sacalinu
         Mare Island (EU-183) on 23-29  August.  QSL  via  YO9FNP.  [TNX  DX
YV     - Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active as  YW5B  from  Isla
         La Blanquilla (SA-037) on 22-27 August. They plan to be QRV on  all
         bands and modes. QSL via DM4TI.
ZA     - Look for ZA/OK1DX (QSL via home call), ZA/OK1FCJ (QSL  via  OK1DRQ)
         and ZA/OK6DJ (QSL via via home call, LoTW and eQSL)  to  be  active
         on  all  bands  from  Albania  from  27  September  to  3  October,
         including participation in the CQ WW RTTY Contest as  ZA/OL8R  (QSL
         via OK1DRQ). [TNX NG3K]

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

HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> Updates of  the  team  and  the  Project  Description
(version 4.3) are now available at www.heardisland.org.  "You  will  see  in
the Project Description that we have  developed  a  wide-ranging  scientific
program,  including  radio   operations    (the    DXpedition),    real-time
communications, mountain science, biological science,  atmospheric  science,
astronomical  science,  documentation,  and  educational  outreach.  We  are
proposing that the AAD collaborate on some of the research.
We are interested in establishing a collaboration with any person  or  group
that can fit into the research program (or extend it). The next NEWS  update
will be on 15 September. The next round of team members  will  be  announced
on 15 October, but if you are interested in joining the team (on the  island
or offsite), we invite you to contact us anytime."

PT0S & 6 METRES ---> The PT0S team will be making a special  effort  to  put
St. Peter and  St.  Paul  Rocks  on  6  metres  during  its  12-24  November
operation. "We have experienced 50MHz operators", they  say,  "and  will  be
taking high performance gear to effectively exploit openings. We'll  operate
on SSB and CW and an additional effort will be made for 6m EME,  during  the
time when the moon is at the horizon".  Please  visit  http://pt0s.com/  for
further information.

QSL HK0NA ---> As of 8 August,  all  traditional  direct  requests  received
through 31  July  (with  appropriate  return  funds)  and  all  OQRS  direct
requests received through 5 August have been processed and mailed - a  grand
total of 74,190 QSOs. "The QSL process has been temporarily  'paused'  while
we give all of our special QSL processors and handlers some time off",  N2OO
says. "We will re-start direct QSLing in early September, then start on  the
OQRS bureau requests soon after". The logs  were  uploaded  to  LoTW  on  10
August, but some QSOs are missing. N2OO is  aware  of  the  problem  and  is
workimg on this with ARRL.

QSL VU7M ---> The new address where to send direct  cards  for  the  current
DXpedition to Minicoy Island (AS-106), Lakshadweeps [425DXN 1109]  is:  9026
Phillip Dorsey Way, Columbia MD 21045, USA. This is just  a  mail  drop,  as
the actual QSL cards will be mailed from India.  Include  a  self  addressed
label (SAE non required) and at least two US dollars.

QSL YV7/UA9YAB & YV5/UA9YAB  --->  The  QSL  cards  for  the  late  UA9YAB's
operations from IOTA groups  SA-012  (YV7/UA9YAB)  and  SA-035  (YV5/UA9YAB)
will be handled by UA9YPS. QSL direct only to  Aleksandr  Y.  Shishkin,  ul.
Kalinina 18-18, Rubtsovsk, Altajskij kr., 658213, Russia.

+ SILENT KEY +  Aleksandr A. Vedernikov,  UA9YAB  (aka  XU7AEQ  and  JT0YAB)
died unexpectedly on 9 August during his vacation in  Venezuela  (YV7/UA9YAB
and YV5/UA9YAB) [425DXN 1099]. He was only 50 years old, and  leaves  behind
his wife Nataliya and two  children.  DX  World.net  has  now  set  aside  a
dedicated page  (http://dx-world.net/ua9yab-family/)  for  donations  to  be
sent to help offset the high costs for returning Alex's body home.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3G7C  (SA-018),
4S7AB,  4S7BRG,  5B8AD,  6O0CW,  6V7Z,  6Y5WJ,  9G5TT,  9J2KC,  9K2HN,  9L0W
(AF-037), 9Y4HQ, A35CT, A52JY,  A5A,  C21XF,  CO7EH,  CO8LY,  CO8ZZ,  CX7CO,
FK8CE,  FW0NAR,  GR100MGY,  H44UD,  HC2/KF6ZWD,  HH4/W3CMP,   HK0NA,  HK1MW,
HP1AVS, HV0A, J52HF, JD1BLY,  JT1CO,  JX5O,  KH8/N9YU,  KP4RV,  KP4VP,  N5K,
NH0Z, OD5NH, OD5NJ, PJ5/SO6X, PJ7DX, PY0FF, S21YX, SA6G/7  (EU-137),  SU9VB,
SV2ASP/A, T32C, T32TX, T32XX, TA3X, TO5T, TX4T, UA9MA, UN3M,  V73AX,  V73NS,
YB8Y (OC-221), YI9EO, ZD7XF, ZL2WL.


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