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7 January 2012

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
   
3B9    - Erich, OE4AAC will be active as 3B9/OE4AAC  from  Rodrigues  Island
         (AF-017) on 14-21 February.  He  will  operate  CW  only  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
6W     - Francis, F6BLP will be active again as 6W7SK from Senegal  from  20
         January to 3 February. He plans to focus on the low bands  CW.  QSL
         via F6BLP. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
8P     - Mike, W1USN (8P9CI, QSL via home  call  and  LoTW)  and  Bob,  AA1M
         (8P9CK, QSL via home call) will be active  from  Barbados  (NA-021)
         from 23 February to 8 March. They  plan  to  operate  SSB,  CW  and
         PSK31. [TNX AA1M]
9N     - Toshi, JA8BMK will be active as 9N7FOX from Nepal from 29  February
         to 9 March. He will operate holiday style on 80-10 metres  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY. QSL via JA8UWT, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
9Q     - Sergiy, UV5EVJ will be stationed in the province  of  Katanga  with
         the  United  Nations  Stabilization  Mission  in  the    Democratic
         Republic of the Congo between 12 January and 9 May. He plans to  be
         QRV (callsign TBA) on 80-10 metres CW and SSB in  his  spare  time.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX UV5EVJ]
CE     - Luis, CX1EK will be active again as CE2/CX1EK between  January  and
         April. He operates mainly CW on 12 and 17  metres.  QSL  direct  to
         Luis Matho, 2303 Nordok  Place,  Alexandria  VA  22306,  USA.  [TNX
         CX1EK]
DL     - Special event station DL150BH is active  on  all  bands  and  modes
         until 31 December to celebrate the 150th anniversary  of  the  city
         of Bad Honnef. QSL via bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
DL     - Enrico, DL2VFR and others will operate  CW,  SSB,  RTTY,  PSK31  as
         DM50IOTA from Fehmarn Island  (EU-128)  on  16-18  March.  QSL  via
         DL2VFR, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
DU     - Special event callsign 4G0LD will be  in  use  throughout  2012  to
         celebrate the 50th anniversary  of  the  Philippine  Amateur  Radio
         League (PARL). QSL via bureau. Information on  the  relevant  award
         will be available on www.dx1l.dxhams.net [TNX DU1EV]
E5     - DJ8NK, DJ9HX, DJ9KH, DK9KX,  DL6JGN,  PA3EWP  and  SP3DOI  will  be
         active as E51M from Manihiki Atoll  (OC-014),  North  Cook  Islands
         from 28 March to 10 April. They will operate CW, SSB  and  RTTY  on
         160-6 metres with five stations. QSL via DJ8NK,  direct  or  bureau
         (plus LoTW "in due time"). Further information, including  an  OQRS
         for direct/bureau cards, can be found at  www.manihiki2012.de  [TNX
         DJ8NK]
F      - Euro coins and banknotes became legal tender in the Eurozone  on  1
         January 2002. The Radioclub de Tulle will be  active  as  TM10E  on
         7-21 January to celebrate that 10th  anniversary.  QSL  via  F5KTU.
         [TNX F5RBB]
G      - Special callsign GB80PW has been issued to celebrate the 80th  year
         in print of Practical Wireless magazine. It will be used  from  the
         editor's (Rob Mannion, G3XFD) home station once a month  throughout
         2012, on the PW publication day - the 2nd Thursday  of  the  month.
         Expect main activity on 40 metres SSB  and  PSK31.  QSL  direct  to
         G3XFD. [TNX Southgate ARC]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ will be  back  to  Minami  Torishima  (OC-073)  on  16
         January, and will remain there for three months. In his spare  time
         he will operate mainly CW with some SSB as JG8NQJ/JD1,  running  50
         watts  "in  order  not  to  interfere  with  the  weather   station
         equipment". QSL via JG8NQJ (bureau) or direct to JA8CJY.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
KL     - The KL7RRC expedition to IOTA group NA-240 [425DXN 1070]  has  been
         cancelled owing to bad weather conditions. The forecast looks  even
         worse, so Yuri (N3QQ)  and  Tim  (NL8F)  are  returning  home.  The
         equipment has been left with KYUK, the local radio and  TV  station
         in Bethel.
PJ4    - Announced frequencies for the  12-23  January  PJ4C  expedition  to
         Bonaire [425DXN 1063] are:
                CW           SSB          RTTY         PSK
         6m     50104        50145
         10m    28024        28480        28082        28122
         12m    24892        24960        24918        24920
         15m    21024        21295        21082        21072
         17m    18074        18140        18102        18100
         20m    14024        14145        14087        14072
         30m    10104                     10142        10142
         40m     7024         7120/7075    7038         7035
         80m     3524         3785         3585         3570
         160m TX 1826.5       1850         1842
              RX AS/OC 1821.5
              RX EU/NA 1834.5
         The equipment (600 kg) was  shipped on  12 December, and the  large
         team of operators will be able to use up to seven stations (six  on
         the HF bands  and  one on 6 metres:  look for PJ4C/B on 50104 kHz).
         QSL  via F9IE, direct  or bureau, and LoTW. PJ4C will use the  OQRS
         provided by ClubLog.  Bookmark www.pj4c.com for further information
         and updates. [TNX F5NQL]
T32   -  The  website for the 17 January-2 February activity from Kiritimati
         /Christmas  Island  [425DXN  1073]   is   now  up  and  running  at
         www.t32kiritimati2012.com. Look for  T32AU,  T32CO,  T32LJ,  T32TR,
         T32TX, T32WW and T32WW to be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and  RTTY.
         [TNX KG8CO]
TN     - Six operators  (namely  ON4BR,  ON4FG,  ON4HIL,  ON4IA,  ON6CC  and
         PA3EWP) will be active as TN2T from Congo from 22-31  January.  The
         will have three stations active on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and  RTTY,
         with a focus on 160 and 80m. Further information can  be  found  at
         www.tn2t.be. QSL via M0URX, preferably via  the  OQRS  facility  on
         his website (http://m0urx.com/oqrs) for either  direct  and  bureau
         requests. The log  will  we  uploaded  to  LoTW  "at  the  earliest
         opportunity".
V3     - Jeff, K0UU  will  be  active  as  V31SG  from  St  George's  Island
         (NA-073), Belize on 11-20 February. He  will  operate  CW  only  on
         40-10 metres, including an entry in the ARRL  DX  CW  Contest.  QSL
         via home call (direct) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Look for Wade, AA8LL/4 and Roger, K0RMK/4 to be active  from  Cedar
         Keys (NA-076) on 10-16 January. They will operate SSB, CW and  RTTY
         on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
XU    -  JA3BZO  (XU7AEN),  JA3ARJ   (XU7ARJ),   JA3AVO   (XU7AVO),   JA1CJA
         (XU7CJA), JA3HJI (XU7HJI) and JA3UJR (XU7UJR) expect to  be  active
         from Sihanoukville, Cambodia between 14 and 22 January.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres.
YS     - Luca, IW2CXJ will be active  as  YS3/IW2CXJ  from  El  Salvador  on
         11-24 January. He will operate holiday style on  40-10  metres  all
         modes. QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX DX Coffee]
ZL7    - Dave, VO1AU will operate CW and SSB as ZL7/VO1AU from  the  Chatham
         Islands (OC-038) on 8-13 March, including  an  entry  in  the  RSGB
         Commonwealth (BERU) Contest on 10-11 March.  QSL  via  VO1MX.  [TNX
         NG3K]

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

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

A35A ---> Paul Kidd, A35A (A35RK) went QRT on 30  December  and  will  leave
Tonga on 16 January with "no  definite  return  date".  He  will  be  living
California and will be QRV as KK6H starting in February.  QSL  via  LoTW  or
W7TSQ. [TNX The Daily DX]

DAYTON CONTEST DINNER ---> The 20th Annual Dayton  Contest  Dinner  will  be
held on 19 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Tickets  are  only  available  on
http://contestdinner.com

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2011  can  be  found  at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2011/; the collection of 130 clips covers the  major
DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 14 full years  of  sound
clips available.

PILEUP!  --->  The  latest  issue  of  Contest  Club  Finland's  newsletter,
"PileUP!", is now available  at  http://www.helsinki.fi/~korpela/PU/PU.html.
"It is in English for the most part and includes  fresh  air  from  the  Far
North", Martti OH2BH says, and it is quite worth a look.

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include nearly  9700
cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-10), the 60  deleted  DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from  1947  to  1962,  D5
and DL5  stations  from  1945  to  1962,  Antarctic  bases  &  TAAF  (Terres
Australes and Antarctiques  Francaises),  the  various  French  DXCC  island
Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from  1945
to 1970), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS. plus  a  gallery
for cards not accepted by DXCC. Several cards  are  still  needed  and  your
participation is encouraged - please visit  www.LesNouvellesdx.fr  and  send
your comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available  at  www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.   QSOs    confirmed
through LoTW or included in on-line logs  are  eligible  for  listing.  Send
your scores, as well as any request  for  further  information,  to  Erminio
Pandocchi I2EOW (i2eow[@]fastwebnet.it).

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS ---> In 2008 The  Yasme  Foundation  (www.yasme.org)
established the Yasme Excellence Awards, to be awarded "to  individuals  who
through their  service,  creativity,  effort  and  dedication  have  made  a
significant contribution to  amateur  radio.  The  contribution  may  be  in
recognition of technical, operating or  organizational  achievement  as  all
three are necessary for amateur radio  to  grow  and  prosper".  The  latest
recipients, announced on 2 January, are Roger Balister  (G3KMA)  and  Martin
Atherton (G3ZAY), for their many years of dedicated service to  the  Islands
on the Air (IOTA) awards programme.
The YASME Board of Directors also announced  supporting  grants  to  The  DX
Summit, HS0AC (Radio  Society  of  Thailand's  Headquarters  Club  Station),
ClubLog,  NCDXF  Beacon  Project  and  N4MC's  VanityHQ  callsign   database
project. [TNX W6SZN]

+ SILENT KEYS + Ken Duggan (MM0RZZ), "a keen  CW  DXer  and  a  elmer"  says
MM0LBX, suddenly passed away on 17 December. Other recently reported  Silent
Keys include Ronald P. Marra (AA5DX), Rui Xisto (CT1QK),  Jacobus  "Koos"  J
Berrevoets (KK3S), Marilia  de  Aguiar  Magalhaes  (PY4AKL),  Gilbert  Frank
Montgomery (W5JWM), Bill Schuchman (W7YS)  and  Vasile  Ciobanita  (YO3APG),
for twenty years General Secretary of the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation.

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QSLs received  direct  or  through  managers:  3A2MD,  3B8CF,  3B8MM,  3D2R,
3DA0GF, 3XY1D, 4A4A, 4L0A, 4S7AB, 4U1ITU, 4W6A,  5B4AHL,  5N6/YL2SW,  5R8IC,
5T0JL, 5U7JB, 5W0OJ, 5X1GS, 5X1NH, 6O0M, 6W/HA0NAR,  6W2SC,  7Q7GM,  7X2ARA,
7Z1AA (AS-191), 8P3A, 9H9OB, 9K2GS, 9N7DX,  9Q50ON,  9Y4VU,  A25HQ,  A52ATV,
A52DL, A61Q, A71A, A71EM, A73A, A92GR, AH0BT, B3C,  B4S,  BA4DW/7  (AS-139),
BD4CQ,  BD4QH,  BP100,  BY1RX/4,  C21UF,  C6ANM,  C91JR,  C91R,  CE0Y/LA5UF,
CN2IPA, CP4BT, CP4DR, D2QV,  DU1IST,  DV1UD,  E51IWC,  EA9PY,  EI6S,  EK6LP,
EK6TA,  EL2A,  EL2DT,  ES1TU,  ES5QD,  ET3BN,  F/DJ2VO  (EU-070),  FO/F6CTL,
FP/W6HGF, FR/DJ7RJ, FR1LB, GW9T, H74LEON, H77REX, H7A,  HC2/SM6FKF,  HK4CZE,
HP1WW, HR9/AI5P, HV0A, HZ1FS, HZ1MD/p (AS-193),  IG9/IZ0UIM,  J39BS,  J48HW,
J5NAR, J5NAR/p (AF-093), J5UAP, JF6YME/6 (AS-023), JT5DX,  K5D,  KF6ZWD/HC2,
KH0O, LX/PA3EWP, LX1DA, LX85RTTY, OA1F, OD5NJ, OH9AA (EU-126), OJ0X,  OK1WS,
OX3XR,  OY1CT,  P29CW,  PJ2/DL1THM,  PJ2/DM3HZN,    PJ2/K2PLF,    PJ2/K2TQC,
PJ2/K8LEE, PJ2T, PJ4/JH5GHM, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4J, PJ7/DB4BJ,  PQ8XB,  PY6/PY1JR,
RA2FF, RI1ANC, RI1FJA, ST0R, SU/HA3JB, SV5BYR, SX8R, SY7R, SY7STAR,  SZ7SER,
TA1CQ, TA1FA, TF3IG, TF8GX, TJ3AY, TK5MH, TM0INT (EU-156),  TM2BI  (EU-048),
UA2F, V51GB,  V55A,  V63T,  V6B,  V85TL,  VK0TH,  VK4LDX/p  (OC-172),  VK7ZX
(OC-233), VK9CM, VK9CX, VP5/W5CW, W6HGF/KH0, XE3MAYA, XR0ZA, XU7SSB,  XV2RZ,
XV4YY, YB1ALL, YL2GP, Z21DXI,  ZB2FK,  ZB2LGT,  ZB3R,  ZD7BG,  ZD7VC,  ZD8F,
ZF2AH, ZK2V, ZS8M.
 

		

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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