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11 December 2010

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B     - Jacques, F6HMJ will be active as 3B9/F6HMJ  from  Rodrigues  Island
         (AF-017)  on  11-20  January,  and  as  3B8/F6HMJ  from   Mauritius
         (AF-049) on 5-10 January and again from 20 January to 21  February.
         He will operate CW, SSB and possibly RTTY on  all  bands.  QSL  via
         F6HMJ. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
9L     - Stephen, G7BXU will be active as 9L1BXU from Sierra Leone  from  19
         December to 7 January. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
C6     - Drew, N2RFA will be active as C6ABB from Nassau  (NA-001),  Bahamas
         on 7-17 February. He plans to operate SSB on  80,  40,  20  and  17
         netres, with some PSK31 and RTTY and possibly SSTV.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX N2RFA]
CE     - XQ7UP and other operators will be active as XR2A from Punta Angeles
         Lighthouse in Valparaiso on 11-12 December, for the ARRL  10  Meter
         Contest. Activity on other  bands  is  being  considered.  QSL  via
         CE3BBC, direct only. [TNX DX World]
DU     - Gerard, F2JD, who is active as DU1/F2JD from Manila,  will  operate
         CW and SSB on 20, 17 and 15 metres as DU2/F2JD  during  a  business
         trip to the Batanes Islands (OC-093)  on  14-19  December.  Between
         around 26 December until 2 January he will be in  the  province  of
         Zambales (Luzon Island, OC-042), then on 4  January  he  will  join
         the DX0DX expedition to the Spralty  Islands.  He  will  return  to
         Manila around 15 January, and on the 24th January he will fly  back
         to Paris. QSL via F6AJA. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
E5     - Compton, VK2HRX, will be active as E51HRX from Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands on 13-20 December. He plans to be QRV on 40,  20
         and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
TA     - The TC Special Wireless Activity  Team  will  operate  as  TC2010GT
         from Galata Tower on 10-12 December. This will be the last  special
         callsign celebrating Istanbul 2010  European  Capital  of  Culture.
         QSL via TA1HZ (but, as always, all of the QSOs  will  be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
TG     - Martin, DL5RMH will be active as TG9/DL5RMH from Guatemala  between
         16 December and 13 January. He will operate  CW  on  40-10  metres.
         QSL via DL5RMH. [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Markus, DJ4EL (V31ME) and Joe, DJ1JB (V31ML) will  be  active  from
         three IOTA groups in Belize between 10 and 26  January.  They  will
         operate SSB on 80-10 metres from Ambergris Caye (NA-073)  on  10-11
         January,  Caye  Caulker  (NA-073)  on  11-14  January,  Long   Caye
         (NA-123) on 14-18 January and from Tobacco Caye (South Water  Caye,
         NA-180) on 18-26 January. They will have two stations  running  100
         watts to homemade quads, a wire antenna and  a  vertical.  QSL  via
         home calls.
V4     - Mike, W1USN and Bob,  AA1M  will  operate  SSB,  CW  and  PSK31  as
         V4/homecall from St. Kitts (NA-104)  on  12-24  February.  QSL  via
         home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX AA1M]
VQ9    - Larry, VQ9LA will depart Diego Garcia(AF-006)  on  24  January.  He
         plans to operate as much as possible up to the last  day,  with  an
         emphasis on RTTY and  the  low  bands.  QSL  via  N0QM,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW. After leaving  Diego  Garcia,  Larry  will  spend
         part of  the  year  in  the  US,  and  part  of  the  year  in  the
         Philippines. He plans to operate  possibly  as  DU3/N0QM  on  40-10
         metres CW and RTTY ("low band operations will not be  possible  the
         first year due to small house"). Again,  QSL  via  N0QM  and  LoTW.
         [TNX VQ9LA]
XW     - Hiroo Yonezuka, JA2EZD is active as XWPA (yes, there is no  number)
         from Laos until 9 January. He is allowed to operate on 40,  20,  17
         and 15  metres  only,  as  the  licensing  fee  per  band  is  very
         expensive. QSL direct only.

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

ARRL 10 METER CONTEST ---> The annual ARRL 10 Meter Contest will be held  on
11-12 December. Please note that this year's event  will  introduce  all  of
the 32 Mexican States as multipliers.  Complete  details  can  be  found  at

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC  credit:
3C0C (Annobon, 2010 operation), 3C9B (Equatorial  Guinea,  2010  operation),
3V0A (Tunisia, 2010 operation), 3V9A  (Tunisia,  2010  operation),  9Q/DK3MO
(Democratic Republic of the Congo, operations commencing in 2007 to  current
dates), TS7TI  and  TS7TI/p  (Tunisia,  2010  operation),  TS8P  and  TS8P/p
(Tunisia, 2010 operation), TS9A (Tunisia, 2009 operation).
If you had any of these operations rejected in recent applications,  send  a
note to dxcc[@] to have your record updated. Due to extremely  heavy
e-mail DXCC may not respond to your message.  Once  updated,  this  will  be
reflected in your LoTW account or in the live, daily DXCC Standings  on  the
website (

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Saulius,  LY5W  offers  his  services  to  stations
needing a QSL manager. He  can  be  contacted  at  ly5w.sam[@],  or
write to Saulius Zalnerauskas, P.O. Box  1081,  LT-49005  Kaunas,  Lithuania

QSL VIA K1IED ---> Larry is  the  QSL  manager  for  KC4AAA  (Amundsen-Scott
South Pole Station), KC4AAC (Palmer Station on Anvers  Island,  AN-012)  and
KC4USV (McMurdo Station on Ross Island, AN-011). "I want everybody  to  know
that I have and always have sent out any  cards  that  I  have  gotten  logs
for", he says. "It has been very dificult to  get  logs  from  some  of  the
stations. Some operators never even log the contacts. None of  the  stations
have a logging program so I have to wait  for  paper  logs  which  can  take
months or a spread sheet sent to me by the operator when he gets  around  to
it. I have not received any logs from KC4AAA or KC4AAC since January. I  did
get a short log from KC4USV in November and thoes cards  are  on  the  way".

SABLE ISLAND POSTPONED ---> The 6-13 December  activity  from  Sable  Island
( has been postponed. The island was hit  by  a  storm
on 5 December, and on  the  7th  the  team  (N0TG,  AA4VK  and  WA4DAN)  was
informed that the beach runaway on the island  would  not  be  suitable  for
landing for a couple of weeks at least. The  group  had  no  choice  but  to
return home. A new  approval  has  been  granted  for  a  third  attempt  at
accessing Sable Island in early March 2011.

+ SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Hamad  Salmeen
(9K2OZ), Rev. Fr. Donald R. Scherer (KD5OY),  Rimantas  "Rimas"  Mikalauskas
(LY4CW), William G. Cossette (N0BKL), Julius Cajka (OM3OM)  and  Richard  T.
Briggs (WA7MTF).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2MD,  3B9/IZ4AKS,  3C0C,  3D2GM,
4J3M, 4L8A, 4U1UN, 5J0BV, 5K0T, 5N6EAM, 5T5BV,  5V7TT,  6V7W,  7Q7BP,  7V2PI
(AF-097),  9G5SG,  9H3OG,  9H3UT,  9L0W  (AF-037),  9L1US,  9L7NS,  9M6DXX/p
(OC-295), 9X0TL, A25SL, AA4V/VP9, AH2R, BA8AG/4,  BG8FZ,  BV1EJ,  BW1/VR2RR,
BX4AA,  C56M,  CE6TC,  CN2RN,  CO8LY,  CP4BT,  D2SG,  D4C,    DU1IST,  E20AS
(AS-125)E51NOU, EJ185RNLI,  ER3ZZ,  EX2A,  EY7AD,  FM4NB,  FS/N4ECW,  FWD2A,
PJ7UQ, RL3A, SU/HA3JB, T88NA, TG9NX, TI5KS, TK5MH,  TO7ZG,  TS7TI  (AF-091),
TS7TI (AF-092), TX3A, TX5TES, TY5ZR, UK8OM,  V25Z,  V44KAI,  V51AS,  V63CJB,
V85TL,  VE7KDU/7  (NA-061),  VE7KDU/7  (NA-118)VK0KEV,    VP2MAH,    VP2MDG,
VP2V/N3DXX,  VP6DB,  VP6MW,  VY0X  (NA-208)WC8VOA,  XR6T,    XW1B,   XX9TLX,
















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