425 DX News issue #1135

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02 February 2013                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1135
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5V     - Jack, F8AEJ will be active holiday style as 5V7JD from  Lome,  Togo
         from 4 February to 15 March. QSL via home  call  and  logsearch  on
         Club Log.
9M2    - Taking  part  in  the  Chinese  New  Year  Cultural   and  Heritage
         Celebration, special event callsign 9M4CNY will  be  active  on  16
         February  from  Penang  Island  (AS-015),  West  Malaysia.   Expect
         operations on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB,  from  7  to  16  UTC.  QSL
         direct to the qrz.com address.
C6     - Drew, N2RFA will be active as C6ABB from Nassau  (NA-001),  Bahamas
         on 10-21 February. He will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 10  metres,
         with "some digital work" (PSK31, JT65,  RTTY  and  possibly  SSTV).
         QSL via N2RFA, eQSL and LoTW.
D4     - Mats, SM7GIB is currently active as D44TIB from Cape Verde until  7
         February. He operates holiday style,  typically  during  his  early
         morning hours on the low bands. QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ DX]
FG     - Oliver, F6ARC will be active as FG/F6ARC from  Guadeloupe  (NA-102)
         on 2-14 February. He will operate holiday style with a focus on  30
         and 40 metres CW. QSL via bureau or direct  (details  on  qrz.com).
         [TNX DX World]
H4     - Ralph, H44RK (currently active as 5W0W) is  planning  an  extensive
         IOTA tour around the Solomon Islands, Temotu Province included,  on
         his sailing boat  "Hafskip".  It  is  expected  to  start  in  late
         April-early May from Liapari, Vella Lavella (OC-149)  and  continue
         through other IOTA groups, with 2-4 days  of  radio  activity  from
         each of them, until they  reach  Honiara  (Guadalcanal).  Then  the
         plan is to get "selected crew/operators on  board"  and  reach  the
         Stewart  Islands  (OC-285,  new  one   for    IOTA).    Preliminary
         information cen be found at www.qrz.com/db/H40RK
HA     - Special station HG66MALEV (for Hungary flag  carrier  Malev,  which
         ceased  flight  activity  in  February  2012,  after  66  years  of
         continuous operation) will  be  active  until  31  March  on  80-10
         metres CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK31. QSL direct to  HG4I.  [TNX
HC     - Elena, RC5A and Alex, RA1AGL will be active  as  HC2/homecall  from
         Ecuador between 10 February and 9 March. They will operate SSB  and
         CW on 160-6 metres, and Elena will participate  in  both  the  ARRL
         Contests CW and SSB. QSL via home calls,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
J3     - Roy, KE4TG will be active again  as  J38RF  from  Grenada  (NA-024)
         from 6 February to 8 March. He will operate JT65HF, PSK31 and  RTTY
         on 80-10 metres, with some activity (SSB, CW and digital modes)  on
         60 metres. QSL via KE4TG and LoTW. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
J5     - A group of operators  from  the  Verona  DX  Team  (namely  IK3RBE,
         IK3VVD, IK3VZJ, IZ3BUR and IZ3STA) will be active  again  as  J52HF
         from Guinea-Bissau between 10 February and 2 March. In their  spare
         time they will operate SSB only on the HF bands and 6  metres.  QSL
         via I3LDP.
J8     - Dave, G3TBK will be active once again  as  J88DR  from  St  Vincent
         (NA-109) from 14 February to 11 March, including  participation  in
         the ARRL DX CW and SSB Contests. He will be QRV on  all  bands  CW,
         SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3TBK, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
LY     - Celebrating the Act  of  Independence  of  Lithuania  (16  February
         1918), Sam, LY5W will be active as LY16W through February. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX LY5W]
PJ2    - Joeke, PA0VDV will be  active  again  as  PJ2/PA0VDV  from  Curacao
         (SA-099) from 15 February to 22 March. He  will  operate  CW  only.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0VDV]
T2     - Rob GM3YTS, Tom GM4FDM, Gavin  GM0GAV  and  Clive  GM3POI  will  be
         active as T2GM from Tuvalu  (OC-015)  on  12-23  March.  They  will
         operate  stations  with  amplifers  and  vertical  antennas  placed
         either in or at the edge of the lagoon. QSL via GM4FDM,  direct  or
         bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW.  The  team  will  run  a  blog
         (http://t2gm.org/)  courtesy  MM0NDX  before   and    during    the
         expedition. [TNX DX World]
V6     - Bob, 5B4AGN will be active as KH2/G3ZEM from Guam on 9-13  February
         and as V63ZM from Micronesia on 13-23 February. He will be  QRV  on
         80-10 metres, plus 160 metres "if useful antenna  arrangements  can
         be made". QSL via M0URX. [TNX NG3K]
VK_ant - Craig,  VK6JJJ  expects  to  arrive  at  the  Australian  Antarctic
         station  Mawson  around  7  February  and  to  remain  there    for
         approximately twelve months. He plans to be QRV as VK0JJJ  on  80-6
         metres SSB and digital modes, with "a lot of priority given  to  6m
         operation". His  plans  include  the  installing  of  a  6m  beacon
         (VK0RTM) at 50w on 50.300 MHz to monitor openings.  QSL  via  K7CO.
         Further details can be found at www.qrz.com/db/vk0jjj; he also  has
         a blog at http://craighayhow.blogspot.com.au/
VK9N   - A group of ten  Oceania  DX  Group  members  (namely  Allan  VK2CA,
         Benton VK3CBV, Roy VK3GB, Lee  VK3GK,  Graeme  VK3GL,  Luke  VK3HJ,
         Peter VK3IJ, Chris VK3QB, Catherine VK4GH and John VK4IO)  will  be
         active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island  (OC-005)  on  3-12  May.  They
         plan to operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY  on  80-10  metres,  with  four
         stations "as often as possibile" and "at least two stations  on-air
         18 hours per day". QSL via VK2CA, direct or bureau (please use  the
         OQRS on Clublog). Logs will uploaded to LoTW "as soon  as  possible
         after  the  DXpedition".  Further  information  can  be  found   at
VP5    - Jeff, K0UU will be  active  as  VP5/K0UU  from  Grand  Turk  Island
         (NA-003) on 13-21 February. He will operate CW with an emphasis  on
         30, 17 and 12 metres,  and  will  participate  in  the  ARRL  DX  W
         Contest as VQ5RP. QSL via K0UU, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
W      - Once  again  Joe,  K5KUA    will  be    active  as    K5KUA/5  from
         Galveston Island (NA-143) on 15-17 February.  He  usually  operates
         CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
W      - Dave, K3FT and Rob, N3RW  will  participate  in  the  ARRL  DX  SSB
         Contest (LP Multi-Two) from the  battleship  "New  Jersey"  (NJ2BB)
         moored at the Camden waterfront, in New Jersey. "We will  be  using
         all WW2 original antennas and late model commercial  transceivers",
         they say, "maybe even a military  HF  transceiver  as  well".  [TNX
XT     - XT2TT is the callsign for the Italian DXpediton Team to use  during
         their activity from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  [425DXN  1125]  from
         21 February to 6  March.  Eight  operators  (namely  I1HJT,  I2YSB,
         IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP and JA3USA) will  be  active
         on CW (1826.5, 3515,  7015,  10115,  14025,  18070,  21025,  24891,
         28025 and 50105 kHz), SSB (3760, 7145, 14220, 18145, 21295,  24945,
         28475 and 50125 kHz) and RTTY (14081 kHz) with four  stations.  The
         pilot stations will be IK7JWY and  (for  6m)  IK0FTA;  a  dedicated
         forum  will  be  on  www.hamradioweb.org.   Further    information,
         including real-time logsearch, QSLling details and OQRS for  direct
         cards, can be found at www.i2ysb.com/idt
XU     - John, XU7ACQ will be active from Cambodia from 10  February  to  18
         March. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via KF0RQ. [TNX DX World]
YB     - YB6AR and several other operators  will  be  active  as  homecall/p
         from  Pulau  Bunta  (claimed  for  IOTA  group  OC-245)  on   15-17
         February. They plan to be QRV on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10  metres  SSB
         and RTTY. QSL via operator's  instructions.  [TNX  Mediterraneo  DX
ZF     - Dave, N4QS  will  be  active  as  ZF2DP  from  the  Cayman  Islands
         (NA-016) on 8-12 February. He will participate in the CQ  WPX  RTTY
         Contest; before and after the contest he will also operate some  CW
         and SSB primarily on 30, 17 and 12 metres.  Logserach  on  Clublog;
         QSL via home call and LoTW.
ZK3    - Dieter, DJ2EH is active as ZK3T  from  Tokelau  (OC-048)  until  20
         February. He is QRV on 160-10 metres mainly CW with some RTTY.  QSL
         via home call.

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Steve, HA0DU and Laci, HA0NAR will be active as 6V2R  from
Senegal  and  as  J5NAR  from Guinea Bissau starting around 9 February. They
also plan to operate as 6V2R/p from Carabane  Island (AF-078) and as J5NAR/p
from Jeta Island  (AF-093). QSL for both calls via HA0NAR, direct or bureau.

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

BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL HF CUP ---> The  Black  Sea  International  HF  Cup,
organized by the Black Sea Contest Club, will be held on 2-3 February,  from
12 UTC on  Saturady  through  11.59 UTC  on Sunday.  Complete information at
www.bscc.in/index/black_sea_cup_international_oficial_page/0-54 [TNX UV5EOZ]

DX ACROSS AFRICA ---> Jon, TF3ZA is part of a 15-man team travelling  in  an
ex-military vehicle from Reykjavik, Iceland  to  Cape  Town,  South  Africa.
This 20,000 km trek will take about six months,  with  planned  activity  on
160-6 metres CW and SSB from CN, 5T, 6W, 3X, TU, 9G, 5V,  TY,  5N,  TJ,  TR,
TN, 9Q, 9J, Z2,  A2  and  ZS.  QSL  via  TF3ZA.  Details  can  be  found  at

QSL 4W3DX & 4W6MM ---> Phil, G3SWH has been appointed  as  QSL  manager  for
Thor's (TF4M) operations from Timor Leste between 2000  and  2003  as  4W3DX
and 4W6MM. Logsearch for both calls at www.g3swh.org.uk [TNX G3SWH]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 2O12L, 2O12W,  3B9SP,  3D2C,
4L1MA, 4L4WW, 4L8A, 4M5CW, 4O7VB, 4S7BRG, 4S7NE, 5C2P, 5K4T  (SA-084),  5K8T
(SA-081), 5N7M, 5T0SP, 5T5BV, 5U5U, 5V7TH, 5W0RK, 5W0W,  5W1SA,  5Z4/DL7UCX,
7P8D, 7X4AN, 7Z7AB (AS-190),  9Y4/DL7VOG,  AH0/N0AT,  AH0BT,  BM0LF,  BV7GC,
BY1CQ/2 (AS-158), BY1WXD/0, C50C, C5A, C6AVA,  C91JD,  CY9M,  D44TXR,  D64K,
E40V, E40VB, EA9UG, ED5RKB (EU-093), EK6TA, EK7DX, EY7AD, F4BKV/p  (EU-107),
FM5WD,  GN0ADX/P  (EU-122),  H44RK,   H44USMC,    HB0/HB9LCW,    HH2/9A7GAE,
HH8/N3BNA, HI3/KL7JR, HL2DC, HS0ZEE, HT9H, IM0/F4BKV (EU-041), J75Z,  J79IX,
J79WE, JD1BLY, JD1BMH, JR1NHD, JY8VB, KL2HD/p (NA-039),  LT0X,  NH8S,  OJ0R,
P29NI, P29VCX, P29VPB, PJ5J, PJ7XK, RI0K (AS-061),  RI0K/p  (AS-092),RI1ANF,
UA0ZC, UK8LA, UK8OWW, UP0L,  UP4L,  V26HS,  V31WV,  V84SMD,  V85AVE,  VK0TH,
XQ1KZ, XT2RJA, YB8Y (OC-221), YU9VB, YW5AS (SA-051), YW5F  (SA-081),  Z21HS,
Z38VB, Z81D, ZD7VC, ZD9AH.


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