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425 DX News #1017
30 October 2010

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3Y_ant - Lars, SM4TUV will  be  working  at  the  Norwegian  Polar  Reserach
         Station "Troll", Queen Maud Land (Antarctica) from  November  until
         December 2011 and will be active as  3Y8XSA.  QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX DX World]
9L     - Karl-Heinz, DK2WV and Heino, DJ9AF will be active as 9L0W from  the
         Banana Islands (AF-037) between 4 and 18  November.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-6  metres.  QSL  via  DK2WV.  [TNX]
9Q     - 9Q6CC is the new  callsign  issued  to  Christian,  CX2CC  for  his
         activity from Goma, Democratic  Republic  of  the  Congo.  He  will
         remain there for one  year  with  activity  on  80-10  metres  SSB,
         digital modes and QRS CW. QSL via home call (Christian  Cardarello,
         Avenida Italia 3319, 11600  Montevideo,  Uruguay).  Cards  will  be
         replied "after February 2012".
CY0    - Licensed since July 2010, Alan, VE1AWW  is  a  government  employee
         currently working at the Sable Island station until "more or  less"
         29 December. He is QRV during his spare time on SSB as  CY0/VE1AWW,
         with 100 watts into a vertical  antenna.  "I  am  not  on  the  air
         between 11 and 19z  (12-20z  once  Canada  switches  from  daylight
         savings to standard time)", he says, but "I  will  do  my  best  to
         operate at different times on the weekends  so  as  many  different
         areas as possible get an opportunity". QSL via  home  call,  direct
         or bureau.
DU     - Vincent, F4BKV will be  active  holiday  style  as  DU1/F4BKV  from
         Mindoro Island (OC-244) on 4-7 November. He will  operate  SSB  and
         PSK31 with 100 watts, home made dipoles for 15 and 20 metres and  a
         vertical for 40m. Expect him to be QRV mainly  during  his  evening
         hours. QSL via F4BKV, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  An  Online  QSL
         Request System for bureau cards can be found at  [TNX
         DX World]
JA     - A group of operators (JH6TKW, JR0UIU, JH5UPS and JA2WBE)  from  the
         Sony Kyushu ARC will be active as JF6ZNT  from  the  Danjo  Islands
         (AS-056) on 5-7 November. They will operate SSB,  CW  and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres. QSL direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
FJ     - Nick, VE3EY will be active as TO3A from Saint  Barthelemy  (NA-146)
         on 22-30 November. He will operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  160-10
         metres, and will take part in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX VE3EY]
PJ2    - Look for PJ2/K2TQC, PJ2/N2MF, PJ2/W1NG and PJ2/K2NV  to  be  active
         from Curacao (SA-099) on 4-11  November.  They  plan  to  emphasize
         RTTY and the low bands. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ5    - The website  for  PJ5/SP6IXF  and  PJ5/SP6EQZ  (St.  Eustatius,  18
         November-3  December)  [425DXN    1009]    can    be    found    at Janusz and  Wlodek  will  have
         Internet access and they will upload their logs on a  daily  basis.
         QSL via home calls.
S7     - Luca, I5IHE will be active  again  as  S79LC  from  Praslin  Island
         (AF-024), Seychelles  from  26  October  to  5  November.  He  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest on 15  metres;  before  and
         after the contest he will operate  holiday  style.  QSL  direct  to
SM     - Stephan, SM5YRA will be active as SM1YRA from Faro Island  (EU-020)
         and lighthouse on 7-19 November. He will operate holiday  style  on
         digital modes and SSB with 100 watts  and  dipoles.  QSL  via  home
         call (bureau preferred) and eQSL via SM1YRA/L. [TNX SM5YRA]
T6     - Paul Ewing, N6PSE has been issued the call sign  of  T6PSE  by  the
         Afghanistan Ministry of Telecom, and is planning  a  multi-national
         DXpedition  to  take  place  over  ten  days  in  May    2011.    A
         multi-national team of nine operators (AH6HY,  K1LZ,  K3LP,  N6PSE,
         W0UCE, W5KDJ, WO1S, YI1UNH and YT1AD)  will  be  active  on  160-10
         metres CW, SSB and RTTY with up to five stations at the  same  time
         on different bands and modes. QSL via W3HNK, direct or bureau,  and
         LoTW. Further information can be found at
TA     - The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will  operate  as  TC87TC  on
         29-31  October  to  celebrate  the  87th   anniversary    of    the
         proclamation of  the  Republic  of  Turkey  (Turkiye  Cumhuriyeti).
         Expect activity during the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest.  QSL  via  TA1HZ
         (but all of the  QSOs  will  be  confirmed  automatically  via  the
         bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
TA     - IRESC (International Radio  Emergency  Support  Coalition)  Turkiye
         will be active with five stations during the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest:
         TA2I, TC3I, TC4I, TC5I, TC8I. Further information can be  found  at [TNX TA0U]
V2     - Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from Antigua  (NA-100)  on  24-29
         November, including a SOAB Low Power entry  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
         Contest. This will be an all CW operation on the contest  HF  bands
         only. QSL via home call. [TNX AA3B]
V5     - Klaus, DJ4SO will be active again as V5/DJ4SO from Namibia  from  3
         November to 1 December. He plans to operate  CW,  RTTY,  PSK31  and
         some SSB on 160-6 metres, and  to  take  part  in  the  WAEDC  RTTY
         (13-14 November) and CQ WW DX CW Contests. QSL  via  DJ4SO,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Special event station CG3MUG will be active throughout November  to
         celebrate  the  100th  anniversary  of  Thunder  Bay  MCTS   Centre
         (Canadian Coast Guard Radio Station). MUG was the callsign  of  the
         original marine station, built in  1910  by  the  Canadian  Marconi
         Company at  Port  Arthur.  Further  information  can  be  found  at [TNX Southgate ARC]
VK9_c  - Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active  as  VK9C/G6AY  from  the
         Cocos (Keeling) Islands (OC-003) between 22 February  and  5  March
         2011. They will  operate  CW  only  on  80-10  metres.  Propagation
         permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for  as  many
         hours every day as possible. QSL via G3SWH, direct or  bureau.  "We
         are happy to meet the costs of transport to and from the  islands",
         Phil  says,  "but  are  seeking  sponsorship  and  donations   from
         individuals,  DX  clubs  and  organisations  towards  our    living
         expenses on the  island,  printing  QSLs  and  the  like".  Further
         information can be found at    [TNX
YS     - YS1YS, HU1YS and special event  callsign  YS1FRACAP  will  be  used
         during the  FRACAP  (Federacion  de  Radio  Aficionados  de  Centro
         America y Panama) Convention that will be held on 5-7  November  in
         San Salvador. QSLs via YS1GMV. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7    - Toshi, JE1SYN and Hiro, JF1OCQ  will  be  active  as  ZL7/W1SY  and
         ZL1WY/ZL7 from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) on 2-9  December.  They
         plan to operate on 160-6 metres CW, SSB,  RTTY,  PSK  and  FM.  QSL
         ZL7/W1SY via JE1SYN, QSL ZL1WY/ZL7 via JF1OCQ. Further  information
         at [TNX JE1SYN]
ZS8    - Pierre, ZS8M is now QRT until he can install the equipment  at  the
         new base. At the moment it has been removed from the old  base  and
         is in storage at the new site. [TNX G3SVD]

CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST  --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (30-31 October):

ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY            QSL VIA
01     KL7/N0HJZ     M/S          Alaska               N0HJZ
02     VE2IM         SOAB HP      Canada               VE3DZ
04     VC3X          SO           Canada              VE3SSJ
04     VC6A          SO           Canada               VE6SV
05     AA4V/VP9      M/2          Bermuda        see
05     FP/KV1J       SOAB HP      Miquelon              KV1J
05     VC2Z          M/S          Canada               VE2BR
05     VP9/N1SV      SOAB LP      Bermuda               N1SV
07     HQ2W          SOAB HP      Honduras            HR2DMR
07     TE8I          SOAB LP      Costa Rica           TI8II
07     TI0RC         M/2          Costa Rica          TI2KAC
07     V31BD         M/2          Belize                K5WW
07     V31MH         SO           Belize               W7ASF
07     YN2AA         SOAB HP      Nicaragua             NN3W
08     8P5A          SOAB HP      Barbados              NN1N
08     CO6LP         SOSB 15m LP  Cuba                 CO6LP
08     CO8TW         SOAB LP      Cuba                HB9SVT
08     J3/AA8LL      SO HP        Grenada              AA8LL
08     J3A           M/?          Grenada               WA1S
08     KG4EM         SO LP        Guantanamo Bay       KG4EM
08     KP2B          SOAB LP      Virgin Isls          K2DER
08     KP2M          MO           U.S. Virgin Isls      AI4U
08     KP3Z          SOAB HP      Puerto Rico           N4AO
08     KP4/KH2RU     M/?          Puerto Rico           NP3O
08     NP2B          M/S          Virgin Isls           NP2B
08     TO7A          SOAB         Martinique          UT5UGR
08     V26B          M/S          Antigua             KA2AEV
08     V47JA         SOAB         St. Kitts            W5JON
08     VP2MDG        SOAB HP      Montserrat            K2DM
08     VP5DX         M/?          Caicos Isls           NU4Y
08     VP5I          SOSB 15m     Turks & Caicos       I8UZA
08     VP5T          M/M          Caicos Isls           N2VW
08     WP3C          M/S          Puerto Rico          W3HNK
08.    CO8LY         SOSB 15m LP  Cuba                EA7ADH
09     8R1K          SOSB 10m     Guyana               OH0XX
09     HK1R          SOSB 15m     Colombia             EA5KB
09     HK1T          SOSB 40m     Colombia             EA5KB
09     HK1W          SOSB 80m     Colombia             EA5KB
09     HK1X          SOSB 20m     Colombia            EA7FTR
09     P40B          SOSB 40m     Aruba                KE5OG
09     P40P          SOSB         Aruba                 W5AJ
09     P40W                       Aruba                 N2MM
09     P49Y          M/S          Aruba                 AE6Y
09     PJ2T          M/M          Curacao               N9AG
09     PJ4X          M/S          Bonaire               W1MD
09     YV7/UY5ZZ     SO           Venezuela            UY5ZZ
10     HC8A          SOSB         Galapagos Isls        KU9C
11     PW2D          M/S          Brazil               PY2VM
11     ZY5Z          M/M          Brazil              PP5JAK
12     CE1A          MO           Chile               XQ1IDM
12     CE1D          M/M          Chile               CE1VIL
12     CE3G          M/S          Chile               CE3WDH
12     CE4CT         M/2          Chile                EA5KB
12     XR6T          M/S          Chile               CE3FED
13     CV5D          M/2          Uruguay             CX2ABC
13     CW5W          M/S          Uruguay              CX6VM
14     C37N          M/M          Andorra             EA4URE
14     CR2X          SOAB         Azores               OH2BH
14     GJ2A          M/S          Jersey         see
14     GM2V                       Scotland              N3SL
14     GW9T          SOAB         Wales                 LoTW
14     HB0/HB9AON    M/M          Liechtenstein        DJ2YE
14     LX9DX         SOSB         Luxembourg            LX2A
14     MW1LCR        SOSB 10m     Wales               MW1LCR
14     PA30RCK                    The Netherlands     PI4RCK
14     SI9AM                      Sweden              SM3CVM
15     4O3A          SOAB         Montenegro            AI4U
15     IF9A          M/?          Italy               IT9ATF
15     IM0C          M/?          Sardinia            IS0AFM
15     IO5O          M/S          Italy               IK5RLP
15     IR8R          SOSB 20m     Italy               IK8HCG
15     IR9X          M/S          Sicily              IW9HLM
15     IR9Y          M/2          Sicily              IT9ABY
15     IU9T          M/S          Sicily              IT9ESW
15     OG1M          M/S          Finland              OH1VR
15     OH0/SP7VC     SOAB HP      Aland Isls           SP7VC
15     OH0B          SOAB         Aland Isls           OH2BH
15     OH0YY         SOSB         Aland Isls           OH2YY
15     OH0Z          SOAP HP      Aland Isls            W0MM
15     OH8X          SOAB         Finland              OH2UA
15     RW2F          M/?          Kaliningrad          DK4VW
15     T70A          M/2          San Marino            T70A
15     ZA/YT1CS      SOAB         Albania              YT1CS
16     ER0WW         SOAB HP      Moldova              RA4LW
17     EY8/UA4LCQ    SOSB 10m     Tajikistan          UA4LCH
17     EY8CC         SOSB 15m LP  Tajikistan           EY8CC
17     EY8DD         SOSB 15m LP  Tajikistan           EY8DD
17     EY8MM         SOSB 80m     Tajikistan            K1BV
19     RC0F          SOAB         Russia (Asia)         RC0F
20     H22H          SOAB LP      Cyprus               5B4MF
20     P3N           SOAB         Cyprus               RW3RN
20     SX5P                       Rhodes              SV5FRD
20     TA2/DL7BC     SOAB LP      Turkey               DL7BC
20     TA2I                       Turkey
20     TA7KA         M/S          Turkey               TA7KA
20     TC3I                       Turkey
20     TC4I                       Turkey
20     TC5I                       Turkey
20     TC87TC                     Turkey               TA1HZ
20     TC8I                       Turkey
21     4L0A          SOAB HP      Georgia             EA7FTR
21     4L8A          SOSB 20m     Georgia               K1BV
21     9K2HN         M/S          Kuwait               9K2HN
22     VU2PAI        SOAB HP      India               VU2PAI
24     B7P           M/M          China               BD7IXG
24     BV100         M/M          Taiwan               BV2KI
24     BX5AA         SOAB HP      Taiwan               BX5AA
26     3W1M          SOSB 15m     Vietnam              OM3JW
26     E2E           M/S          Thailand            HS0ZFZ
26     HS8JYX        SOSB LP      Thailand            HS8JYX
26     XU7ACY        SOAB LP      Cambodia              W2EN
26     XW1B          SO LP        Laos                E21EIC
27     AH0BT         M/2          Mariana Isls        7L1FPU
27     AH2R          M/S          Guam                JH7QXJ
27     KG6DX         SOSB 10m HP  Guam                 KG6DX
27     NH2T          SO           Guam                  W2YC
27     T88DL         SO           Palau               DL2OBO
27     T88OM         SOAB         Palau               JA1FMZ
27     V63CJB        SOAB         Micronesia          JJ2CJB
27     V6B           M/S          Micronesia          JA7HMZ
28     9M6LSC        SOAB HP      East Malaysia       JF2QNM
28     9M8Z          SO           East Malaysia        M0URX
28     V85ZX         SOSB 20m LP  Brunei               V85ZX
28     YE0X          M/2          Indonesia           bureau
28     YE2R          M/2          Indonesia            EB7DX
29     VK8NSB        SOAB         Australia            M0URX
31     KH7CW         M/2          Hawaii                K2WR
31     WH7V          SOSB 40m     Hawaii              WA6WPG
32     3D2A          M/S          Fiji Isls            VK4AN
32     FO8RZ         SO HP        French Polynesia     F8BPN
32     ZM4T          M/2          New Zealand          ZL2AL
33     3V8SS         SOAB LP      Tunisia             IZ8CCW
33     5C2P          SO LP        Morocco             IK2PZC
33     AO8A          M/2          Canary Isls          EA8AH
33     CN2R          SOAB HP      Morocco               W7EJ
33     CN3A          M/2          Morocco              I2WIJ
33     CQ3L          SO LP        Madeira              DJ6QT
33     CQ9T          M/S          Madeira               LoTW
33     CR3A          M/?          Madeira               LoTW
33     CR3L          SOAB HP      Madeira              DJ6QT
33     EA8/DL6MHW    SO           Canary Isls           LoTW
33     EA8CMX        SOSB 80m     Canary Isls         OH2BYS
33     EF8A          SOSB 15m     Canary Isls         EA7FTR
33     IG9D          SOSB         African Italy       IZ8TDP
33     IG9S          SOSB         African Italy       IZ8GCE
33     IH9/IK1ZNM    SOSB         African Italy       IK1ZNM
33     IH9YMC        SOSB         African Italy         eQSL
34     ST2AR         SOAB LP      Sudan                 S53R
35     6V7T                       Senegal              F5RAV
35     6W1RY         SOAB HP      Senegal              F5VHJ
35     D4C           M/?          Cape Verde     see
37     5Z4EE         SOAB LP      Kenya                 NV7E
37     C91WW         M/?          Mozambique          GI4FUM
37     J28RO         SOAB HP      Djibouti             F8DFP
38     A25HQ         M/S          Botswana             K5LBU
38     Z2/AC7GP      SO           Zimbabwe             AC7GP
38     ZD9AH         SO           Tristan da Cunha     DL2AH
38     ZS9X          M/2          South Africa         K3IRV
39     5R8X          M/S          Madagascar           OH2BH
39     S79K          M/?          Seychelles           G3NKC
39     S79LC         SOSB 15m HP  Seychelles           I5IHE
40     TF3CW         SOSB 20m     Iceland              LX1NO

Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at - good contest to you all!

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

LOG IG9/IV3TMM ---> A logsearch  for  Francesco's  activity  from  Lampedusa
Island (15-19 August) is available at The
cards  have  been printed and the QSOs will be confirmed through the bureau.

QSL UA0FUA ---> The cards have been printed and  the  QSL  manager  (IK2QPR)
has started processing the requests received so far.  UA0FUA  operates  from
Iturup Island, AS-025.

QSL VIA RU6UR ---> QSL cards for  DQ10KDR,  EM10KDR,  ER10KDR,  LY10KDR  and
R10KDR (December 2007) should be sent direct to  RU6UR  (Yury  V.  Kamenski,
ul. Nemova d. 12A kv. 13, Astrakhan, 414028, Russia). [TNX RU6UR]

SABLE ISLAND CANCELLED ---> "Today, prior to our planned departure to  Sable
Island on Saturday, a major safety issue was  discovered  with  the  charter
aircraft that requires repair before  we  can  fly",  N0TG  reported  on  22
October. "It is estimated that acquiring parts and  completing  the  repairs
will extend as much as three weeks or longer". The team (AA4VK,  AI5P,  N0TG
and VE1RGB) had no choice but to return home. They hope they  will  be  able
to reschedule the DXpedition, but for the time being they  cannot  even  say
if it will be possible. All  of  the  donations  received  so  far  will  be
refunded. Updates will be posted to 


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2LF, 3C0C, 3D2II,  4K9W,  7P8JK,
7V2PI, 8Q7SO, 9K2YM, 9V1YC,  9X0LX,  9X0TL,  A33A  (OC-123),  A52XX,  A92GE,
A92IO, AT60MY, B4R/5 (AS-138),  C35JM,  CR2T,  DU1IST,  E4X,  EA8TB,  ER3ZZ,
K7A (NA-042 and NA-241),  K9YNF/KL7  (NA-197),  KG4WV,  KH2/N2NL,  KL5/AD5A,
KP4YI, LA/DL3BRE (EU-141), LY2BAW, LY5A,  PJ2/OH1VR  (SA-099),  PJ5NA,  PX8J
(SA-041), R1FJM, S79BWW,  S79SAL,  S92LX,  T32CY,  TA4P,  TG9ADM,  TK/DL4FF,
TS8P, V26AO,  V31SJ,  V31YY,  V51B,  VB1H,  VP8DMH,  XT2EME,  XV9DT,  YK1BA,
ZA/HA5X, ZA0/HA5X (EU-169), ZG2FK, ZL5CP, ZS8M.
















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