425 DX News issue #1190

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22 February 2014                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1190
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9X     - Once again Nick, G3RWF will be active as 9X0NH from Rwanda on  3-12
         March. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB on the HF bands  (no
         160 metres) and 6m. Operations will include an entry  in  the  RSGB
         Commonwealth Contest. QSL via G3RWF (OQRS on Club  Log)  and  LoTW.
         [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
J6     - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the independence of  St  Lucia,
         special event station J6STL35 will be active for 48 hours  starting
         on 22 February. [TNX The Daily DX]
OM     - Roman, OM3TOW is active as OM44LTE until 31 December  to  mark  the
         introduction  of  the  4th  generation  LTE  standard  for   mobile
         communications in Slovakia. QSL  direct  to  OM3RP.  [TNX  ARRL  DX
PJ6    - K5AC, KB1ZOJ, N4GRN, NV9L and W6IZT will participate  in  the  ARRL
         DX SSB Contest (1-2 March) as PJ6A from Saba (NA-145). Outside  the
         contest  weekend  they  will  be  QRV  as  PJ6/K5AC,    PJ6/KB1ZOJ,
         PJ6/N4GRN, PJ6/NV9L and PJ6/W6IZT. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Orlando, PT2OP    will  be  active  as  ZZ8S  from  Santana  Island
         (SA-016) and lighthouse on 20-24 February. He plans to  be  QRV  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via home  call,  direct  (preferred)  or  bureau.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Andre, PY1CPF and Celo, PY1MT will  be  active  as  ZV1M  from  the
         lighthouse on Ilha de Jurubaiba (SA-029) on  21-23  February.  They
         will operate CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via PY1MT,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PZ     - Willy, ON4AVT will be active holiday style as PZ5VC  from  Uitkijk,
         Suriname as on 1-28 March. He will operate mainly PSK  31/63,  with
         some SSB. QSL via home call
UA     - Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) was the first  human  to  fly  into  outer
         space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed the orbit of the  Earth
         on 12 April 1961. Commemorating the 80th and 53rd anniversaries  of
         Gagarin's birth and spaceflight, special stations  R1934G,  R1961G,
         RG61PP, UE80G, UE80V and UE80YG will be active between 1 March  and
         30 April. See the event's  nice  website  (www.12april1961.ru)  for
         information on the relevant  certificate  (free  of  charge).  [TNX
VK9M   - The VK9MT DXpedition to Mellish Reef  [425DXN  1187]  is  scheduled
         for 28 March to 9 April. The latest  Press  Release  (19  February)
         reports that an advance team will arrive in  Mackay,  Australia  on
         18 March to begin the process of retrieving equipment from  storage
         and preparing for the  sea  voyage.  The  pilot  team  will  manage
         communication  between  the  island  team   and    DXers;    direct
         operational suggestions (do not ask them to verify  QSOs,  as  they
         will not have the logs) to the designated pilot for your region:
         - Chief Pilot and North America: Ralph W4HK (w4hk[@]windstream.net)
         - Europe: Col MM0NDX (dxer59[@]gmail.com)
         - New Zealand/Australia: Lee ZL2AL (leezl2al[@]gmail.com)
         - South America: Luciano PT7WA (pt7wa[@]globo.com)
         - Oceania: Stan KH6CG (stan[@]models.net)
         - Africa: Andre A51B (anro[@]iway.na)
         VK9MT's logs will be uploaded daily to  Club Log  (the  leaderboard
         will be disabled). QSL via M0URX and LoTW "at the earliest opprotu-
         nity". Furter information, including  QSLling policy and  operating
         plans, can be  found at http://vk9mt.com.  Like all DXpeditions  to
         rare  and  semi-rare   DXCC  Entities,  donations  are   gratefully
VP9    - G7VJR, M0VFC, M0BLF and G3ZAY are QRV as VP9/homecall from  Bermuda
         until 27 February. They operate CW and SSB with an emphasis on  the
         higher bands. All operators will upload to Club Log and  LoTW.  QSL
         VP9/G7VJR via M0OXO; QSL VP9/M0VFC,  VP9/M0BLF  and  VP9/G3ZAY  via
         home calls using Club Log OQRS (direct or bureau). [TNX G3ZAY]
XU     - John, KF0RQ will be active holiday style as  XU7ACQ  from  Cambodia
         from 25 February to 21 March. He will operate SSB, PSK31,  RTTY  on
         40-10 metres. QSL via KF0RQ; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
ZD9    - Pierre, ZS1HF (aka ZS8M from Marion Island in  2010-11)  is  taking
         up the position of radio technician on  Gough  Island  (AF-030)  to
         replace a member  of  the  current  over-wintering  team  who  died
         unexpectedly a few days ago. Pierre expects to depart Cape Town  in
         a few days' time and to remain on  the  island  until  October.  He
         will operate SSB and digital modes as ZD9M. QSL via  ZS1A.  Updates
         will be posted to www.qrz.com/db/ZD9M [TNX ZS4BS]

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Jack, KB8RJ  and  his  wife  Cristina,  WD8KUR  will  be
active holiday style as FS/KB8RJ and FS/WD8KUR from St. Martin (NA-105) from
24 February to 3 March, and as PJ6/KB8RJ and  PJ6/WD8KUR from  Saba (NA-145)
on 4-10 March. [TNX The Daily DX]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Tim, NL8F  is  heading  to  Australia  on  6  March,  with
planned activity  as  VK4/NL8F/p from  Fraser Island (OC-142)  for 4-5 days.
Next he will go to  Norfolk Island (OC-005) and be  active as VK9NF on 15-22
March. Then he  will  return  to  Christmas Island (OC-024) and be active as
T32TM from 25 March to 2  April,  CQ WPX SSB Contest included. QSL all calls
via K8NA. [TNX DX World]

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CQ WW 160-METER CONTEST  (SSB)  --->  Objective  of  the  contest  is    for
amateurs around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces  and
countries as  possible on 160 metres SSB (http://cq160.com/rules.htm).  This
year's event will run from 22.00 UTC on 21 February  through  22.00  UTC  on
the 23rd.

DXCC NEWS ---> The recent FT5ZM operation from  Amsterdam  Island  has  been
approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

DXPEDITION OF THE IOTA MARATHON ---> DX  World's  "DXpedition  of  the  IOTA
Maarathon" poll run for one month and closed closed on 20 February. See  the
results on  http://dx-world.net/2014/result-dxpedition-of-the-iota-marathon.
Specially  engraved  trophies  will  be  awarded  to  the  top   three  IOTA
DXpeditons (HP0INT, LU6W and FO/KH0PR) at the RSGB IOTA Convention in July.

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 6th South American Lighthouses Weekend  will  be
held on 21-23  February.  Details,  including  a  listing  of  partecipating
stations, can be found at www.grupodxbb.com.ar.

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/7 from  Washington  and
W1AW/0 from Kansas to be on the air starting at 00.00  UTC  on  26  February
until 23.59 UTC  on  4  March.  In  addition,  W1AW/KG4  will  be  QRV  from
Guantanamo Bay during the same time frame. Complete information on the  ARRL
Centennial QSO Party can be found at www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
2W0VOW      EB7DX       D44CF       SM0JHF      OA4SS       KB6J
3B8BAE      K5XK        D70LW       DS4NYE      OC0I        LU7DSY
3G1B        HA1AG       DX1J        JA1HGY      OD5NJ/p     KK4OK
3G3O        CE3OP       EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OE88WAP     OE3KKA
3V8BB       LX1NO       ED1R        EC1KR       OE89ANT     OE3AIS
3W2DX       JA8BMK      ED7P        EA7PP       OE90AAW     OE3SGA
3W3B        E21EIC      ED9K        EA7LS       OG0Z        W0MM
3Z50AYP     SP7DQR      EF5F        EA5FV       OM44LTE     OM3RP
3Z51MOC     SP7MOC      EF5A        EA5DY       P40L        WA3FRP
3Z51OXU     SQ7OXU      EF5T        EA5HT       P40W        N2MM
3Z51P       SP7AH       EF8G        EA8TC       PA14C       PH7Y
3Z51PFD     SP7PFD      EF8S        OH2BYS      PA14CC      PA7HPH
3Z51POS     SP7POS      EF8USA      W2GR        PA14TSS     PD2RKG
3Z51PSW     SP7PSW      EG1WAS      EA1GIB      PA400SM     PA0FAW
3Z51S       SP7SEW      EG3ANT      EA3LD       PA6ANT      PA3FOE
3Z70MC      SP5ZRW      EH5ANT      EA5FL       PH44ZU      PC4DX
4L1UN       EA7FTR      EK3GM       IK2QPR      PJ4/PE1MAE  PA2NJC
4L8A        K1BV        FK/K1HP     JE2EHP      PJ4DX       M0URX
5B4AHL      M0URX       FK8CE       LZ1JZ       PJ4F        M0URX
5C5W        EA5XX       FK8DD       LZ1JZ       PJ4X        W1MD
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      FK8RO       F5IRO       PJ5W        K5WE
5R8XB       ON8XB       FP/W6HGF    W6HGF       SN0RN       SQ5M
5Z4PL       DJ0TA       FP5BZ       F5TJP       SU1HZ       KB9GSY
6W/MM0NDX   IW7EGQ      H27A        RT9T        TI5W        N3YIM
6Y2T        VE3DZ       HB9ICE      HB9BHY      TM11WAP     F8DHE
7P8ID       DK3ID       HF51SDA     SP7PTM      TO22C       F6HMQ
7P8US       N2DE        HG0A        HA5JI       TO4YL       F5GN
8Q7KB       DL2SBY      HI3/W3XS    K3SWZ       TO7CC       F1NGP
9H5G/C6A    NI5DX       HK1NA       K6IPM       TZ6BB       W3HNK
9K53NLD     9K2RX       HL5KY       W3HNK       V26M        W3HNK
9L1A        9A2AA       II0AW       IK2DUW      V31AT       K5PI
9M2PJU      K2AU        II1MNA      IQ1GE       V31RU       DO5ALX
A61DD       EA7HBC      II2ANT      I2JJR       V31TP       WC0W
A91WRD      IZ8CLM      II3CV       IK3HHX      V47JA       W5JON
AO4HAG      EA4GKV      II3MNA      IQ3TS       V51WH       DK2WH
AY1DZ       LW3DG       II5ANT      IZ5BTC      V63AQ       JH1NBN
C4Z         G3SWH       II6ANT      IW6NZY      V6T         JH1NBN
C6ABA       W3BA        IP8AAW      IK8FIQ      VK2ANT      VK2FR
C6ABB       N2RFA       IQ0OT       9A8AOT      VK8NSB      M0URX
C6AKQ       N4BP        IR1ANT      I1HYW       VP2ETE      W3HNK
C6ALP       W8QT        IR1SP       IK1NEG      VP2EZZ      N2IEN
C6ANM       WA2IYO      IR2A        IK2JYT      VP5S        K0MD
C6AZZ       KQ8Z        J28NC       F5RQQ       VP9/G7VJR   M0OXO
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        J79TA       SM0T        XR2V        N7RO
CN2AA       UA2FM       JY9FC       E73Y        XW0YJY      E21EIC
CN2PM       UA2FM       K0ANT       KB0MZF      YJ0OU       N7OU
CO6CAC      PY4WAS      K4K         K4MZU       YJ0ZZ       NE7D
CO6HLP      EA7FTR      KH2/N2NL    W2YC        YN2NC       AI4U
CP4BT       DJ2BW       KH6ZM       I0MWI       YQ8ANT      YO8AZQ
CR2A        OH2BH       KH7XX       EB7DX       YS1YS       YS1GMV
CR2X        OH2BH       KP2B        NP3O        ZF2DF       N2ZN
CR3L        DJ6QT       LW5HR       EA5GL       ZF35EJ      K6AM
CU2KG       OH2BH       LX9DX       LX2A        ZM90DX      M0OXO
CV3D        CX2ABC      NH0S/KH2    JF2SKV      ZY5M        IK2ILH
CY0/VE1AXC  JE1LET      NP4Z        N4AO        ZZ80AM      PT2AA

F1NGP    Yann Weber, 30 rue des Bleuets, 57070 Metz, France
JA8BMK   Toshihiko Fukuta, 65 Okawa-7, Yoichi-cho, Hokkaido, 046-0004, Japan
JH1NBN   Yosuke Uchiyama, 924-4 Yokokawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo,
         193-0823, Japan
KK4OK    Paula K Marsh, 4308 Charity Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA
LU7DSY   Carlos Alberto Almiron, Salta 236, B8000HYF, Bahia Blanca,
N7OU     William J. Vanderheide, 333 NW 9th Ave Apt 913, Portland OR 97209,
NE7D     Rocky A. Evans, 4769 Circuit Rider Lane S, Salem OR 97302, USA
W6HGF    Al Danis, P.O. Box 220164, Chantilly VA 20153, USA


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