425 DX News issue #1191

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01 March 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1191
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4S7    - DL7DF and his team  (DH7KU,  DJ6TF,  DK1BT,  DK1BT,  DK7LX,  DL4WK,
         DL7UFN, DL7UFR, SP3CYY and SP3DOI)  will  be  active  as  from  Sri
         Lanka (AS-003) on 10-23 March. They will be QRV on 160-6 metres  CW
         and SSB with several stations, with one station dedicated to  RTTY,
         PSK31 and SSTV. A side trip to Barberyn  Island  (AS-171)  is  also
         being planned. QSL via DL7DF , direct or bureau, and LoTW.  Further
         information, including logsearch and OQRS  for  direct  and  bureau
         cards, on www.dl7df.com/4s7/index.php
5B     - Dima, UR4MCK will be active as 5B/UR4MCK from Cyprus on  7-14  May.
         He will operate only CW near the QRP calling frequencies.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX UR4MCK]
5H     - Arne, OH2NNE is active as 5H2DK from Sanya Juu, Tanzania  until  23
         March. He is QRV on 80-10 metres SSB. QSl via home call;  logsearch
         on Club Log. [TNX DX World]
A3     - Masa, JA0RQV will be active as A35JP  from  Tongatapu  (OC-049)  on
         14-20 March. He will be QRV in his spare  time,  with  activity  on
         80-6 metres CW and SSB. QSL  via  JA0RQV,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. [TNX JA0RQV]
CT     - Members of the Portuguese DX Group (http://gpdx.blogspot.com)  will
         be active as CS5DX to commemorate their  20th  anniversary  between
         24 May and 15 June, including participation  in  the  Portugal  Day
         Contest. QSL to CS5DX, direct or bureau. [TNX CT4NH]
CT9    - Jean-Marc, F5SGI will be active as CT9/F5SGI from Madeira  (AF-014)
         on 5-12 April. He will operate mainly CW on 80-10 metres.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5SGI]
DL     - Robert, DK2RO will be active  as  DK2RO/p  from  Spiekeroog  Island
         (EU-047) on 2-7 March. He will operate mainly CW as  time  permits.
         QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
FH     - Hartwig, DL7BC will be active again as TO7BC from Mayotte  (AF-027)
         between 21 March and 4 April. He will operate mainly SSB with  some
         digital modes on 40-10 metres, and will  participate  in  the  CQWW
         WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
         Logsearch on Club Log.
GM    -  A  team   of  five   operators  from  the  Workington  Radio   Club
         (www.mx0wrc.org) will be active as MS0WRC from Tanera  Mor,  Summer
         Isles (EU-092) on 14-21 June.  QSL  via  G0MTD,  direct  or  bureau
         (email requests for bureau cards can be sent  to  g0mtd[@]aol.com).
         [TNX rsgbiota.org]
HK0/S  - AB1UH, N7QT, N7UN and W4VAB will be active holiday  style  as  5J0X
         from San Andres Island (NA-033) on 2-14 April.  They  will  operate
         CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via N7QT,  direct  or  bureau,  and
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
J3     - Bob, G3PJT will be active as J34G from  Grenada  (NA-024)  on  3-10
         March, including an entry in the  RSGB  Commonwealth  Contest  (8-9
         March). QSL via G3PJT and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KH8    - Lance, W7GJ will be  active  as  KH8/W7GJ  from  Tutuila  (OC-045),
         American Samoa on  13-28  July.  This  will  be  mainly  a  6m  EME
         operation, with activity expected to  concentrate  on  13-21  July.
         "In order to  provide  sufficient  advance  planning  for  stations
         wishing to contact me while I am in American Samoa, I am  providing
         plenty of advance notice of this DXpedition. I  urge  you  to  gain
         experience with JT65A and especially review the QSO procedure  that
         I use most effectively on these DXpeditions". QSL  direct  to  home
         call.  See   www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/AmericanSamoa2014.htm    for
         details and updates.
OE     - The  Amateur  Radio  Section  of  ORF  (the  Austrian  Broadcasting
         Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio  Communications/QSL
         Collection will  operate  special  event  station  OE14M  on  25-27
         April. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station  and
         contacts made on 26  April  will  count  for  the  IMD  Award  (see
         www.gb4imd.org.uk). QSL via OE1WHC. [TNX OE1WHC]
OZ     - Tom,  DL4VM  will   be  active  as  OZ/DL4VM  from  the  island  of
         Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on 10-24 May and again from  30  August  to
         20  September.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or   bureau.    [TNX
P4     - Aki, JR3QFB and Take, JS6RRR will be active from Aruba (SA-036)  as
         P40JH and P40R (requested callsigns) on 13-18 March. They  plan  to
         operate SSB, CW, FM and digital modes  on  160-6  metres.  QSL  via
         home calls, direct or bureau,  and  logsearch  on  Club  Log.  [TNX
SM     - Bernd, DL8AAV will be active as SD1B/7 from  Aspo  Island  (EU-138)
         on  17-29  June.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
T8     - David, VK3BY will be active  holiday  style  as  T88XT  from  Palau
         (OC-009) on 8-14 March. He will operate SSB only  on  80-6  metres.
         QSL via VK3BY, direct or bureau, and eQSL.
TI     - Mike, W1USN and Bob, AA1M  will  be  active  as  TI8/homecall  from
         Costa Rica from 21 March to 1 April. They  will  operate  SSB,  CW,
         PSK31 and maybe some RTTY on 80-10 metres. Look  for  TI8/W1USN  to
         participate in the CQ WW WPX  SSB  Contest.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX AA1M]
UA_ssh - Alexander  Sinyakov,  RX0QM   participates  in   the  59th  Russian
         Antarctic Expedition, and around 10 March  he  will  replace  Oleg,
         RI1ANU at Bellingshausen  station  on  King  George  Island,  South
         Shetlands (AN-010). He will be active as RI59ANT;  his  licence  is
         valid through 26 November 2014. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
V2     - Christian, DD3CF  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  V25CF  from
         Antigua (NA-100) until 12  March,  with  SSB  operations  on  20-10
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Jim, NN5O will be active as V31AJ  from  Ambergris  Caye  (NA-073),
         Belize on 1-8 March. He will  operate  CW  and  SSB  QRP  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via NN5O. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Dave, VO1AU will operate as VO2AAA from CQ Zone 2  on  6-10  March,
         including an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth  Contest  (8-9  March).
         QSL via VE3AAQ. [TNX NG3K]
VP2M   - Iain, M0PCB and Steve, M0SPF,  will  be  active  holiday  style  as
         VP2MXI (CW) and VP2MZR (SSB and RTTY) from Montserrat  (NA-103)  on
         5-10  March,  including  participation  in  the  RSGB  Commonwealth
         Contest. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, direct  via  M0PCB  or  via
         the bureau to home calls. [TNX M0PCB]
VP8_ant- Will, M0ZXA has been at Halley VI Research Station, Antarctica  for
         a couple of months now. He plans to be QRV  as VP8DOI in his  spare
         time  and "on  the basis  of not  interfering  with the  scientific
         research experiments". Once the Antarctic summer season is over, he
         says,  "I will be able  to get a better idea of where I can site  a
         radio and what antenna systems will be feasible". Logsearch will be
         provided by Club Log. Bookmark www.vp8doi.com for updates.
W      - Louis, W0FK will be active holiday style as  W0FK/4  from  Longboat
         Key (NA-034) from 15 March to 1 April. QSL via  home  call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
YB     - Din, YB8RW/p [425DXN 1188] operated from the  islands  of  Marampit
         and Miangas (both count for OC-209)  on  14-22  February.  Then  he
         went to Tahuna, Sangihe (OC-210) and  is  now  active  from  Marore
         (OC-210). His  travelling  and  operating  plans  depend  on  local
         conditions. QSL via YB9BU.
YB     - Previously  announced  for  23-30  March   [425DXN  1189],  YB4IR's
         operation from Enggano Island (OC-204)  is  now  expected  to  take
         place on 12-18  March  (but  the  ship's  schedule  "can  still  be
         changed at the last second", Imam says). Look  for  YB4IR/p  to  be
         active on 40-10 metres CW and SSB. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW.
YL     - Riga, the capital city of Latvia, is a European Capital of  Culture
         for 2014, and a number of special YL2014 callsigns will be  in  use
         between  1  March  and  30  November.  The  "HamRadio  Riga   2014"
         programme will be available  at  http://riga2014.ham.lv  around  23

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

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC entities  as  possible  on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and  10  metre  bands,  while  foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in  as  many  of
the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (complete  rules  can  be
found at www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This year's event will run from  from  00.00
UTC on 1 March through 23.59 UTC on the 2nd. Do not forget to  give  a  look
at  the  Announced  Operations  listing  maintained    by    Bill,  NG3K  at
www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2014.html - good contest to you all!

GAGARIN  ACTIVITY  DAYS  --->  Celebrating  the  80th  anniversary  of  Yuri
Gagarin's birth, several special callsigns with 80 in  their  prefix  and/or
KEDR as their suffix (KEDR  was  Gagarin's  callsign  during  the  Vostok  1
mission) will be in use from  Russia,  Kazakhstan  and  Moldova  during  the
"Gagarin Activity Days" between 9 March  and  14  April,  including  the  YG
International  DX  Contest.  Details  on  this  event   can    be  found  at

QSL VK0TH ---> Joe, WL7E has taken over the QSL  duties  for  VK0TH  [425DXN
1189]. He already has the logs, which will be uploaded to LoTW,  eQSL,  Club
Log. New cards will be printed  for  those  who  need  a  paper  QSL:  "this
process is in the initial stages", he says, "and more  information  will  be
posted" to qrz.com.

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 77th edition of the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
Contest (www.beru.org.uk) will be held on 8-9 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.

W1AW WAS ---> Look for  ARRL  Centennial  stations  W1AW/7  from  Idaho  and
W1AW/4 from Kentucky to be on the air starting  at  00.00  UTC  on  5  March
until 23.59 UTC on the 11th. Complete information  on  the  ARRL  Centennial
QSO  Party  can  be   found    at    www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party;  the
leaderboard website is at https://centennial-qp.arrl.org.

WRTC2014 ---> With 58 of the 59  competing  teams  for  WRTC2014  announced,
there is only one spot remaining. Sponsorship of  the  final  team  will  be
made available by auction on 9 March. The winner of the  auction  will  earn
the right to name their  team  for  the  WRTC2014  competition  (subject  to
approval  by  the  WRTC2014  organizing  committee).  Anyone  interested  in
participating in the auction must register in advance. Contact  Doug  Grant,
K1DG, (k1dg[@]wrtc2014.org) to register  or  to  request  more  information.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0KM, 3A2LF,  3A2MG,  3B8/HB9ARY,
3B8CF, 3D2KV, 3DA0ET, 3W1T,  3XY1D,  4L5LL,  4U1GSC,  4U1ITU,  5A1AL,  5J0R,
5T0SP, 5X1NH, 5X8C, 5Z4HW, 6O0CW, 6V7S,  6Y2T,  7O2A,  7O6T,  7T9A,  9M2MRS,
A25JK, A35YZ, AU2MQT (AS 153),  BY4IB/4  (AS-146),  C82DX,  C91HKN,  CE0YHO,
CM2XT, CO2IR, CO4LS (NA-056), CR9X, CW5GI  (SA-039),  CX3DAM,  CY0P,  DU7ET,
J28NC, J3/WJ7R, J69DS, J79MP,  J79WI,  J88HL,  JX9JKA,  JY4CI,  JY9FC,  K9W,
T32RC, T33A, T6T, TA3AX, TG9NX, TK4LS, TN2MS,  TO2TT,  TR0A,  TT8TT,  TU5AX,
TX5D, V31NB, V5/DL3DX, V63XG, VU7AG, XF1P (NA-124), XR0YY, XR0ZR,  XR150CBS,
XT2DJ, XT2FCJ,  XV2RZ,  XV4Y,  XZ1Z,  YB0AI/8  (OC-273),  YB4IR/8  (OC-145),
YB8EL, YB9Y (OC-276),  YE3I,  YS1JBL,  Z36T,  Z60A,  Z68BH,  Z81X,ZA/IZ4JMA,


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