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31 December 2011

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
   
3DA    - Phil, G3SWH and John, EA5ARC (G3OLU) will be active from  Swaziland
         on 21-29 February. The two will be using a  single  callsign  (TBA)
         and will operate CW only on 80-10 metres  with  two  stations.  QSL
         via G3SWH, preferably via the OQRS  facility  on  Phil's  web  site
         (www.g3swh.org.uk), otherwise direct or bureau. Subject to  a  good
         Internet connection, there will be on-line log on Phil's  web  site
         and daily uploads to LoTW. [TNX G3SWH]
9X     - Carl, SM6CPY will be active holiday  style  as  9X0PY  from  Rwanda
         from 24 December to  7  January.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DX World]
JA     - Look  for  JS6RRR  and  JS6RRR/6  to  operate  from  Miyako  Island
         (AS-079) from 23 December to 5 January. Activity will be  on  160-6
         metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31  and  FM.  Side  trips  to  the  nearby
         islands of Ikema and Kurima are also being planned. QSL via bureau.
P4     - The IARU affiliated Aruba Amateur Radio  Club  (P43ARC)  "has  been
         lobbying, for over  15  years,  to  update  the  current  and  very
         outdated legislation governing Amateur Radio in Aruba".  A  special
         event activity under the callsign P41HQ is taking place  "in  order
         to raise awareness with our officials  and  to  show  international
         support". All of the QSOs will be confirmed via I2MQP; if you  want
         to show your support, even if you do not work P41HQ, please  follow
         the special instructions at http://qrz.com/db/p41hq
VK     - John, VK6HZ will be active again as  VK6ARI  from  Rottnest  Island
         (OC-164) on 23-30 December.  QSL  via  home  call  and  LoTW.  [TNX
         rsgbiota.org]
VP6    - On 12 January the VP6T team [425DXN 1056] will  start  the  journey
         to French Polynesia, with the first stop in Tahiti (OC-046)  for  3
         days before taking a small airplane to Mangareva  Island  (OC-063).
         They plan to be active from Tahiti - and if time permits also  from
         Mangareva - as TX6T (QSL via G3TXF).
         From Mangareva, they will sail for approximately 3 days;  depending
         on weather, they expect to be QRV from Pitcairn Island (OC-044)  on
         or around  20 January.  The stay on Pitcairn has been extended  for
         one extra week, and VP6T will be on air until 4 February. Plans are
         to have three stations active round-the-clock  on 160-10 metres CW,
         SSB and RTTY. Efforts will be made  to  give  this  extremely  rare
         Entity on as many bands as possible,  but  especially  on  the  low
         bands.  QSL  via  G3TXF,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.   QSLling
         instructions  and   further  information,  including details on how
         contribute to this expensive project, can be found at www.vp6t.org

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Additionally to the VP6T expedition,  Vincent  F4BKV  will
be active from the following locations:
9 February     E51BKV from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks
10-15 February E51BKV from Mangaia (OC-159), South Cooks
16 February    E51BKV from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks
18-25 February FK/F4BKV from Ouvea (OC-033), New Caledonia
26 February    FK/F4BKV from Noumea (OC-032), New Caledonia
He will operate SSB, RTTY and PSK31 running 500 watts to  monoband  VDA  for
17, 15, 12 and 10m,  and monoband verticals for 40, 30 and 20m. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau, and LOTW. Logsearch and OQRS  (for bureau cards only)
can be found at www.f4bkv.net [TNX DX World]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The November  2011  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

DXPEDITION OF THE YEAR ---> The  poll  for  the  "DXpedition  of  the  Year"
as    voted    by    readers    of   DX    World.net   can   be   found   at
http://dx-world.net/2011/dx-world-dxpedition-of-the-year-2011/. The criteria
behind  the  poll  is  to  remind  operators of the many notable DXpeditions
which  occurred  during the last 12 months and to vote  for their favourites
(*five* choices overall). Poll closes on 15 January 2012. [TNX MM0NDX]

ET3AA: STUDENT LICENSE PROJECT RESULTS  --->  The  results  of  the  US  FCC
Amateur Radio License examinations  administered  for  62  students  at  the
Institute of Technology of the University of Addis Ababa on  10-13  December
are as follows: 5 Extra Class, 36 General  Class  and  16  Technician  Class
Licenses issued; five did not receive a license.
"After we get our logs combined", K3LP says, "we'll upload  the  results  to
the Logbook of the World plus post the results as a search function.  Thanks
to everyone for their understanding regarding the low bands. A  future  goal
will be set to operate from  a  remote  location  with  exceptional  receive
antennas". QSL ET3AA and ET3SID via N2OO for 8-13 December 2011 only.

HS0AC ---> "After over five weeks of inundation by flood water at the  Asian
Institute of Technology campus at Kilometre 42 on Phaholyothin Road, a  team
of RAST members led by station manager Finn, OZ1HET and President  Chaiyong,
HS1QVD visited the club  station  there  on  Saturday,  December  10".  Finn
describes the  situation  as  follows:  "The  club  station  was  completely
destroyed, everything in there spoiled so we could only 'scrap' all  out  as
garbage. All furniture had fallen apart and everything was full of  mud  and
smelling very bad". The "HS0AC Horror Story", along with several  impressive
pictures, can be found at www.qsl.net/rast/

IOTA ANNUAL UPDATE ---> The deadline for the 2012  Honour  Roll  and  Annual
Listing approaches. Applications and updates submitted online on  or  before
31 January will count for the 2012 tables so long as  the  supporting  cards
sent to  checkpoints  are  postmarked  no  later  than  that  date.  Updates
postmarked after 31 January will be processed in the normal way  but  scores
will be held over to 2013. Listing in the  tables  is  restricted  to  those
participants who have updated their scores at least  once  in  the  previous
five years (in the case of the 2012 tables this means since the 2007  annual
listings). Please submit online and not on paper  -  card  volumes  are  now
such that paper applications place an unacceptable  burden  on  checkpoints.
The 2012 tables will appear on www.rsgbiota.org in the Spring.

QSL 3B7C & 3B9C ---> T32C has prompted renewed interest in  getting  missing
cards  from  those  trips.  The   following    have    taken    over  QSLing
responsibilities for the 3B7C (2007) and 3B9C (2004) DXpeditions: 3B7C  QSLs
should now be sent to M0ZAK (Jim Steel, 6 Central  Avenue,  Shepshed,  Leics
LE12 9HP, United Kingdom) and 3B9C QSLs should now be sent to  G3RAU  (Derek
Moffatt, Mill House, Middle Street,  Glentworth,  Gainsborough,  Lincs  DN21
5BZ, United Kingdom).

QSL KG4AJ ---> Buzz, NI5DX, has assumed the duties of QSL manager for  Norm,
KG4AJ, who expects to be at Guantanamo Bay for two years.  A  new  QSL  card
will be designed, and it will take about 4 weeks to receive the  cards  once
the order has been placed. Buzz is awaiting a log transfer from  Norm,  then
he will able to confirm all past contacts with KG4AJ.

QSL T32C ---> "The card  design  has been  finalised and  we plan  to  start
mailing cards in January after the Christmas postal rush", G3XTT  stated  in
the latest press release dated 11 December (see www.t32c.com).  "We  have  a
team of 10 QSL managers ready to start processing  the  T32C  cards  and  we
estimate that we will eventually confirm around 140,000 QSOs". As for  LoTW,
"we promised an upload within six months and, in practice, it will  be  very
much earlier. We wanted to upload as clean a log as possible and  have  made
some 500+ editorial changes to the log as a result of feedback from the  log
uploads to Club Log and notes received from many of the  Deserving.  But  we
are very conscious that many  of  you  want  to  do  a  DXCC  update  before
year-end. Therefore, LoTW permitting, we plan to  start  the  upload  on  15
December,  just  over  six  frenetic  weeks  after  our  return  from  T32C.
Uploading 213k QSOs is a huge task and we don't necessarily expect it to  go
smoothly first time (D68C, 3B9C and 3B7C all experienced problems),  so  the
upload may take several days to complete".

+ SILENT KEYS + Harry Berry, G0JMU (7Q7HB) died of a  massive  heart  attack
on 12 December. He was regularly active from Malawi for a few  months  every
year. "All of his logs are in my possession", his QSL manager (G0IAS)  says,
"any outstanding cards will be answered".
Other recently reported Silent  Keys  include  Benjamin  Alfonza  Shaver  Jr
(AA4XU), Derek Nicholls (G0GTC), Giulio Biagini (I5HUE),  George  J.  Wesley
(KB2VO), Don Schmidt (N8AC), Robert H. Ekleberry (W4CKD), John E. Hamlet  Jr
(W4ZW), Frank James Connelly (W7ND), W. H. Deverall (ZL1VS) and  Bert  Howes
(ZS6HS).

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3D2HC       DL9HCU      EO20IO      UX3IO       OR4TN       ON5TN
3G3TV       CE3OEV      EO20K       UR4KWA      OZ2SPACE    OZ7AKT
4J85K       4K4K        EO20M       UX7MA       P29FR       I2RFJ
4J85W       DL6KVA      EO20UD      UR7UD       P40TA       WM6A
4JRA29      4J5T        EO20UU      UT7UU       PA100SP     PA3FOE
4KRA29      4J5T        EO20X       UT5XA       PB11XMAS    PB5X
4L1HD       DL8KAC      ET3AA       N2OO [*]    PJ4/KU8E    K4BAI
4L1MA       ON4RU       ET3SID      N2OO [*]    PJ4/PE1MAE  PA2NJC
4M2L        YV5YMA      FG4NO       F4AVX       S21B        KX7YT
5R8FL       G3SWH       FR5DZ       F6CXV       ST2UOK      EA7FTR
5R8IC       F6ICX       FY8DK       F5TJP       SV8GKE      SV3DCX
7Z1TT       NI5DX       GB2PG       GM0DEQ      T6MO        K9GY
8P9CC       G0KOK       GB65ISWL    G6XOU       T88IK       JF1LUT
9H3RM       LY4Q        GJ6UW       M0BLF       T88NU       SM0GNU
9V1YC       W5UE        GM5XW       G5XW        T8CC        UA4CC
A61QQ       IZ8CLM      GW7X        GW3SQX      TI5N        W3HNK
A71BU       NI5DX       GW9T        GW6NLP      TJ3AY       F5LGE
A71CM       NI5DX       HA50HH      HA0HH       TM0R        F5GGL
AY8A        LU8ADX      HB9SOLAR    HB9ACA      TM0T        F4EFI
B7P         BA4EG       HF100MSC    SP1NQF      TM100SP     F8DVD
BA1BJ       K1NIU       HG6N        HA6KNB      TM22P       F4EUG
BM100       BM2JCC      HP3AK       W4JS        TM2T        F6KDF
BW/N3QQ     N7RO        HS0ZDG      K4YT        TM38O       F6ITD
C5YK        ON7YK       HV5PUL      IW0DJB      TM6CCA      F6FMT
C91IW       ZS1WY       II0UI       IZ0TTE      TM7F        F6KRC
CS4ODX      CU3HY       II1IAME     IZ8QNX      UA5A        UA3DX
CX3TQ       IK2DUW      II5RT       IZ5BTC      UP20B       UN7BWA
CX7CO       WB3CDX      J49OFH      SV9MBH      UP20BCF     UN7BCF
D2EB        IZ3ETU      J68FF       W3FF        UP20BI      UN7BI
D2QMN       RZ3EC       J68UN       N7UN        UP20C       UN8CWN
DU1IST      JA1HGY      JT1RF       VE7YBH      UP20CAD     UN7CAD
E44PM       HB9IQB      KB7OBU/KH2  JA3VXH      UP20EME     UN9L
E51DKX      HB9DKX      KB7OVT/KH2  JH3AWA      UP20I       UN7IU
E51NOU      N7OU        KH6/K3BI    JJ3AZA      UP20L       UN7LZ
E51RMH      ZL2RMH      KH6BB       K1ER        UP20PL      UN7PL
ED4T        EA4CWN      KP2VI       EB7DX       UP20Q       EA5KB
ED7FCD      EA7URS      L33M        LU1MA       UP20R       UN7RL
EE5URB      EA4URE      L40E        EA5KB       UP20TB      UN7TB
EG0FCD      EA7URS      L73D        EA5KB       UP20TK      UN7TK
EG2ISC      EA2VE       LO0DZ       LU1EEE      UP20TZ      UN7TZ
EH5DC       EA5KB       LO7H        LU7HW       V25R        K6IF
EM20L       US0LW       LQ5H        EA5KB       V31NB       EB7DX
EM20UARL    UT7UT       LR2F        LU2FA       V63QQ       K7JA
EM20UJ      UR5UJ       LR4E        EA5KB       V63RR       K7JA
EM20UKR     UR7UC       LT5X        WD9EWK      VP2ETN      JN1RVS
EM20UU      US7UU       LU1ECZ      EA5KB       VU9LHF      VU2JHM
EM20V       UR2VA       LU1FAM      AC7DX       W2W         K3NEM
EN1EPC      UR3LTD      LU6FOV      EA5KB       W6W         KM6HB
EN20C       UX7CQ       LU8DCF      EA5KB       W8XGI/KH2   JA1XGI
EN20UARL    UT5UIA      LW3DN       EA5KB       XU7ACQ      KF0RQ
EN20UP      UT4UP       LW5HR       EA5GL       XV2CNH      JA6CNH
EN20UZ      UR5UZ       LY100SP     LY3BY       ZF2AH       W6VNR
EN20W       UR5WA       M3I         G0ORH       ZM2V        AI6V
EO20IGN     US7IGN      NY8A/KH2    JG1ITH      ZP5X        ZP5DBC
EO20IM      UW5IM       OH0B        OH2BH       ZY2C        PY2ADR

[*] 8-13 December 2011

3D2AG    Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, P.O. Box 10842, Laucala Beach Estate,
         Suva, Fiji
DL2RUM   Thomas Lindner, In der Ritzbach 30, 65510 Idstein, Germany
HB9IQB   Perikles Monioudis, Hohlstr. 86 B, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
J67ZF    Derek Kirkham, P.O. Box 949, Gablewoods South, Vieux Fort 00121,
         St Lucia
N2OO     Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton NJ 08087-0345, USA
N7JAL    Hiroshi Takada, Kugahara 1-12-3-504, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 146-0085, Japan
N7RO     Richard J. Moen, 2935 Plymouth Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

		

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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