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19 February 2011

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

  
5X     - Nick, G3RWF will be active again  as  5X1NH  from  Uganda  from  19
         February for eight weeks. He will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         80-10 metres (neither 160 nor 6 metres). QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX G3RWF]
6W     - Luc, F5RAV  will  operate  again  as  6V7T  from  Senegal  from  26
         February to 7  March,  including  activity  during  the  French  HF
         Championship (SSB) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via home  call,
         direct only. [TNX DX World]
EA     - EA3GHZ, EA5DTV, EA5EOR and EA5KA will be active as EG5CI  from  the
         Columbretes Islands (EU-069) on 7-10 April. QSL via  EA5EOR,  dirct
         or bureau. The  web  pages  for  the  operation  can  be  found  at
         www.dxciting.com
CY0    - The team (Randy/N0TG, Ron/AA4VK and Wayne/K8LEE, who  has  replaced
         WA4DAN) has set 7-15 March as the target schedule for  their  third
         attempt at operating from Sable Island  [425DXN  1031].  They  will
         travel to Halifax on 5  March  to  take  care  of  final  logistics
         details. The team has maximized their personal schedules to  be  as
         flexible as possible to adapt  to  any  potential  weather  delays.
         Updates will be posted to www.cy0dxpedition.com [TNX N0TG]
FO     - Ted, K8AQM will be active as FO/K8AQM from Moorea (OC-046),  French
         Polynesia on 20-25 February. He will  operate  holiday  style  with
         100 watts and a vertical on 20 and maybe 30 metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active from Ecuador between 23 February  and  12
         March. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10  metres  as  HC1MD
         from Tumbaco, Pichincha Province from 23 February to 3  March,  and
         again on 9-12 March. On 4-8 March he will be  active  as  HC1MD/HC4
         from Canoa, Manabi Province on 40-10 metres CW  and  SSB.  QSL  via
         K8LJG.
FS,PJ7 - Jeff,  VA3QSL  will  be   active  as   FS/VA3QSL  from  St.  Martin
         (NA-105) and as PJ7/VA3QSL from  Sint  Maarten  (NA-105)  on  23-27
         February. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
J5    -  Laci,  HA0NAR  [425DXN  1030]  is  now active as J5NAR from Guinea-
         Bissau  until  26 February.  He expects to operate  as J5NAR/p from
         IOTA  group AF-093 on 21-23 February. QSL via home  call.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
JA     - Take, JI3DST will  be  active  as  JI3DST/JI6  from  Kuchino-shima,
         Tokara Islands (AS-049) on 11-20 March. He plans  to  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK31 from two  different  locations  on  the  island.
         Indicatively, between 23 and 6 UTC he will be QRV  on  40-6  metres
         with an emphasis on 20, 17 and 15 metres; between 8 and 22  UTC  he
         will add 160 and 80 metres. QSL via home  call,  bureau  preferred.
         [TNX JI3DST and JR3TVH]
J7     - Lars, SM0CCM will be active as J73CCM from Dominica  (NA-101)  from
         21 February to 28 March. He will operate holiday style  mainly  CW,
         with some RTTY and SSB. He might also be QRV  as  J70SWD  from  the
         Carib Indian Territory for a few days. QSL via  home  call  (bureau
         preferred) and LoTW. On 14-28 March he  will  be  joined  by  Stig,
         SM3PHM, who will be active as J79M.  He  will  operate  mainly  CW,
         with a focus on 160 metres. QSL via home  call  (bureau  preferred)
         and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX & NG3K]
J7     - Jan, DL7JAN will be active as J79AN from Dominica from 23  February
         to 6 March. He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  40-10  metres
         (possibly on 80m as well), with a  focus  on  Asia.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Look for KG4AS (QSL via N4SIA), KG4KL (QSL via KN4KL),  KG4SS  (QSL
         via K4MIL) and KG4WV (QSL via W4WV) to be active on all  bands  and
         modes from Guantanamo Bay from 22 February to  8  March.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
LU     - Look for Ezequiel, LU1EEZ/D and Mark,  LU7CAW/D  to  be  active  on
         80-10 metres SSB  from  Martin  Garcia  Island  (SA-055)  on  23-28
         February. QSL LU1EEZ direct and LU7CAW through the bureau. [TNX  DX
         World]
PJ4    - Bert, CX3AN will be visiting Peter, PJ4NX on Bonaire (SA-006)  from
         20 February to 1 March. He will operate in his spare  time  with  a
         callsign to be announced upon arrival.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
         CX3AN]
PJ7    - Look for  Bil, PJ7/W8EB to be active  from  Sint  Maarten  from  21
         February through 19 March. He will  operate  holiday  style  mainly
         digital modes, and will participate in the ARRL DX SSB  Contest  as
         PJ7B. QSL via W8EB. [TNX NG3K]
PJ7    - Jan/DJ8NK, Paul/F6EXV, Kan/JA1BK and Rich/K2WR will be active  from
         Sint Maarten  between  26  October  and  9  November,  including  a
         Multi-2 entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They  will  operate  CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres, with  two  stations  and  possibly  a
         third one during peak periods. Their primary callsign will be  PJ7X
         (QSL via F6EXV); other callsigns will  be  PJ7NK  (to  be  used  on
         digital modes, QSL via DJ8NK) and PJ7J (to be used  on  80  metres,
         QSL via JA1BK). All logs will be uploaded  to  LoTW  a  few  months
         after completion of the operation. The website  for  the  operation
         can be found at www.pj7-2011.org [TNX F6EXV]
PY     - A group of seven operators from the Cantareira  DX  Group  will  be
         active as PR2M from Ilha da Moela (SA-071) for the  South  American
         Lighthouses Weekend on 25-27 February. QSL via  PY2DEZ,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX PY2ZA]
PY     - Orlando, PT2OP will be active as ZW8SM from Sao  Marcos  lighthouse
         (ARLHS BRA-191) on Sao Luis Island (SA-016) on 25-27 February,  and
         as as ZY8P from Preguicas lighthouse  (ARLHS  BRA-089)  between  28
         February and 5 March. Expect him to operate SSB on 40, 20,  17,  15
         and 10 metres. QSL via PT2OP. [TNX VA3RJ]
SV9    - Willi, DJ7RJ will be active again as SV9/DJ7RJ from  Crete  between
         24 February and 15 March. He will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  160-6
         metres, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via home call.  [TNX  DX
         World]
V5     - Klaus, DJ4SO will be active as V5/DJ4SO  from  Namibia  between  22
         February and 23 March. He will operate on 160-10 metres  mostly  CW
         and RTTY/PSK31, with some possible SSB. QSL via home  call  (direct
         or bureau) and LoTW. E-mail requests for bureau cards can  be  sent
         to klaus[@]dj4so.de [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VE     - Jay, VY1JA will  be  active  again  as  VY0JA  from  CFS  Alert  on
         Ellesmere Island (NA-008) for  about  five  weeks  starting  on  26
         February. He will operate mainly CW and digital modes  running  low
         power into wire antennas. QSL via N3SL (Japanese  stations  can  go
         via JA3JM).
VK     - Craig, VK4LDX will be active as VK4LDX/p from Horn Island  (OC-138)
         on 10-14 March. He will operate SSB, PSK31 and RTTY on 40,  20,  15
         and 10 metres. "I'll be on the bands as much as possible,  probably
         18 hours per day", he says.  He  also  plans  to  update  his  blog
         (http://vk4ldxoc138.blogspot.com/) on a daily basis  while  on  the
         island, "to let people know what the band openings  are  likely  to
         be and where to find me". QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
VP9    - Mark, AA1AC will be  active  as  VP9/AA1AC  from  Hamilton  Parish,
         Bermuda (NA-005) on 7-12  March.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX AA1AC]
W      - Members of the Palos Verdes ARC will operate  as  K6PV  from  Santa
         Catalina  Island  (NA-066)  on  24-27  February.  It  will  be   "a
         dedicated but simple operation"  with  two  stations  using  mainly
         dipoles. QSL via K6PV. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
XU     - Nob, JA1FMZ will be active as XU7FMZ from Cambodia on  2-28  March.
         He will operate holiday  style  on  20-10  metres  SSB,  with  SOSB
         entries in both the ARRL DX SSB and CQ WW  WPX  SSB  contests.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX NG3K]
YB     - Joni, YB9WZJ plans to take part in the IOTA  Contest  (30-31  July)
         as YB9WZJ/p from Doom Island (OC-239). QSL via  home  call,  direct
         only. [TNX NG3K]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (January 2011) is  now  available
at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK ---> The Worldwide Antarctic Program  has  announced
that the eighth  Antarctic  Activity  Week  will  be  held  from  21  to  27
February. The aim of this annual event is to promote worldwide  interest  in
the Antarctic continent. Several special event  callsigns  from  around  the
world are expected to take part in this year's AAW.  Participating  stations
(QSL  via  operator's  instructions)  are  announced  from  the    following
countries:
Bulgaria        LZ08ANT
Canada          VA3WAP, VA7AAW, VB3ANT
England         GB0ANT
France          TM0WAP, TM8AAW
Germany         DA0ANT
India           AU8ANT
Italy           II0AAW, II2ANT, II3ANT, II3MNA, II5ANT, II8AAW, IO2ANT,
                IO5ANT, IP1METEO, IP1NAVY, IP2ANT, IP3ANT, IP8AAW, IR0AW,
                IR1ANT, IR2IR, IU1ANT
Lithuania       LY100SP
Romania         YO8ANT, YQ2ANT
Slovenia        S50ANT
Spain           AO1AAW, EG1WAP
Switzerland     HB9ICE
Ukraine         EM15U
USA             K4K, K0ANT, N5T
Complete information on the AAW can be found at www.waponline.it

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (CW) ---> Object of the contest  is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC countries 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 (full rules can be  found
at complete rules can be found at www.arrl.org/arrl-dx). This  year's  event
will run from from 00.00 UTC on 19 February through 23.59 UTC on  the  20th.
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2011.html - good contest to you all!

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The third South American  Lighthouses  Weekend  will
be held on 25-27 February. A listing of partecipating stations can be  found
at www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros2011/index.htm [TNX LU7DSY]

QSL ZP6CW ---> Dough, ZP6CW says he has sent out over 18,000  QSLs  via  the
bureau for each QSO in 2010 and 2011. Logs also uploaded to LoTW  and  eQSL.
Direct QSLs go via ZP6CU.

SOUTHERN SUDAN 2011 ---> On 9-15 January Southern Sudan  held  a  referendum
to decide whether to continue to be part of the Republic of Sudan  or  chose
independence as a separate nation. The poll was agreed as  part  of  a  2005
peace agreement to  end  two  decades  of  war,  and  the  results  show  an
overwhelming vote for secession. The new country is set to formally  declare
its independence on 9 July. When  Southern  Sudan  meets  the  current  DXCC
criteria, it will be a new Entity and two announcements of DXpeditions  have
already been made.
* First Bernie, W3UR reported that "a working group has been established  to
enable Amateur Radio to enter the  scene  with  a  professional,  supportive
role in the context of introducing the new country to the world  of  Amateur
Radio. It should be noted that this potential new country is  emerging  with
a limited administrative structure, and the first Amateur  Radio  activation
should - prior to the operation - be  accompanied  with  a  well-thought-out
plan prepared in partnership with  Southern  Sudan's  relevant  authorities,
such as telecommunications, security and education.
The group  of  Alex  5Z4DZ  (PA3DZN),  Robert  S53R  and  Martti  OH2BH  has
organized such an effort in discussions with Southern  Sudan's  institutions
and other related parties in the region. The  group  will  also  be  holding
discussions about the  provision  of  potential  help  to  Southern  Sudan's
prospective Amateur Radio Service with several entities, such as  NCDXF,  in
addition to obtaining resources from Japan.
Updates will be released from time to time between now and July, and  it  is
predicted that prospects for a new DXCC counter are some  months  away  with
preparations well underway".
* Then Paul, N6PSE announced that the Intrepid-DX Group and the  DX  Friends
are planning a joint operation "to take place on or after  July  9th  2011".
This is intended to be "a major effort, with a target of more  than  150,000
QSOs. There will be up to ten stations on the air,  using  amplifiers  along
with high performance beams and vertical dipole arrays, 24 hours a day,  for
almost three weeks". While continuing "to move forward in our planning  with
representatives of the new Southern  Sudan  Government  and  the  ITU/IARU",
they "are not seeking  donations  or  support  until  we  have  an  official
operating permit/license in hand". The website  for  the  DXpedition  is  at
www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011/

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QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0KM, 3B8FQ,  3C0C,  3D2A,  4L0A,
4S7AB, 4Z5LA, 5B4AIF, 5B50AIF,  5B8AD,  5C5W,  5R8RJ,  5R8WW,  5R8X,  5T0JL,
5V7TT, 5W0BR, 5W0JT, 5X0CW, 5X1NH,  5Z4/G4OHX,  6V7T,  6V7Z,  7P8OK,  8Q7FF,
9H3UM, 9K2HN, 9K2YM,  9L1BTB,  9L7NS,  9Y4VU,  A25SL,  A25ZY,  A31A,  A35AY,
A45XR, A73A, B7P, BT4EXPO, C50C, C56E,  C5A,  C6AKQ,  C6ANM,  C91DL,  C91JR,
CE0Y/DK7ZB,  CE1/K7CA,  CE3FZ,  CN8KD,  CO8LY,  CO8ZZ,  CR2X,  CR8X,  CX5CW,
CY0/VE1AWW, D44AC, D44TBV, DT8A, E4X, EK3SA,  ER3ZZ,  ER4ER,  FG8AR,  FO5QB,
FO5RH, FR/DJ7RJ, FR5BT,  FR5DZ,  FS/K9NB,  GP0DTH,  GW7X,  HH2/OH2TA,  HI3K,
HI3TEJ,  HK0GU,  HK0GU/1,  HK1R,  HK1X,  IM0/OL5Y,  J5V,  J68JA,  JA1PBV/6W,
JA1XGI/VK9X,  JD1BMH,    JT1JA,    K3TRM/6Y5,    KC4AAA,    KC4USV,   KG4WV,
KL7RA,KL7RRC/P  (NA-233),  KL7RRC/P  (NA-235),  LQ0D   (SA-021),    LU7DSY/W
(SA-065), LY3M, MJ/PA3EWP, MU/F5CWU, N9BX/4 (NA-052), OA4TT,  OD5ET,  OD5KU,
OD5NH, OD5NJ,  OH0B,  OH0X,  OJ0B,  OY1CT,  PJ2/K2NV,  PJ2/K8LEE,  PJ2/K8ND,
PJ2/N2MF, PJ2T, PJ4/W9NJY, PJ4B, PJ4W,  PJ4X,  PJ5/AH6HY,  PJ6/W6IZT,  PJ6A,
PJ7/K1GI, PJ7/KC0VKN, PJ7E, PX8J, PX8L, PZ5T,  RI1FJ,  S21YX,  S79GB,  T6LR,
T70A, T80W, T8CW,  TF3SG,  TG9NX,  TI5/KU0DM,  TI5N,  TI9KK,  TL0A,  UA0YAY,
UK8AR, UK8OM, V47KP, V51AS, V73QQ, V73RRC  (OC-278),  V73TM,  V8AQM,  VK5AUQ
(OC-139),  VK9XA,  VK9XXY,  VP2E/K1XM,  VP2EMR,  VP2V/DL7VOG,    VP2V/N3DXX,
VP5/WA2VYA, VP8LP,  VY2ZM,  WP4N,  XF1RCS  (NA-171),  XR0Y,  XU7MDY,  XV2RZ,
XV4SP, XV9DT, XX9TLX,  YB0AKM,  YB2IQ,  YK1BA,  YN4SU,  ZB3B,  ZB3R,  ZD9AH,
ZD9GI, ZD9T, ZL7VR, ZP5RPO, ZS8M.

		

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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