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25 February 2012

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
9G     - Rob, PA3DEW and Vincent, PA3FQX will  be  back  to  Ghana  on  1-20
         March. They will be active again as 9G1AA from the Dormaa  Hospital
         as time permits. QSL via PA3ERA, direct or bureau. [TNX PA3AWW]
C5     - Willy, ON4AVT will be active as C5AVT from near Banjul, The  Gambia
         between 28 February and 20 March. He will operate PSK only,  mainly
         on 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
C6     - George, K4IIO (GM0IIO) will be active as C6AZZ from the Bahamas  on
         1-8 March. He will participate in the ARRL DX  SSB  Contest  on  20
         metres; before and after the contest he will operate mainly  CW  on
         160-6 metres. QSL via K4IIO, direct only. [TNX NG3K]
CE     - Marco, CE1TBN has been forced to cancel this weekend's trip to  Las
         Huichas Island (SA-064) [425DXN  1085]  as  "roads  and  ports  are
         blocked" and there is no way for him  to  reach  Puerto  Chacabuco.
CY9    - CY9M is the callsign to be used from St Paul Island  [425DXN  1085]
         this summer. Ten operators will be active on all  bands  and  modes
         from 26 July  through  1  August.  QSL  via  M0URX.
FG     - Michel, F6GWV and Gildas,  F6HMQ  will  be  active  as  TO11A  from
         Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 2-16 March, ARRL DX  SSB  Contest  included.
         They also plan to be QRV on 6 metres. QSL via F6HMQ. [TNX DX World]
J3     - Harry, AC8G will be active as  J37K  from  Grenada  on  1-4  March.
         Since he will be in the ARRL SSB contest  during  the  weekend,  he
         plans to work non-USA/Canadian stations on 1-2  March.  QSL  direct
         to AC8G. Logs will be uploaded to  LoTW  shortly  after  return  to
         Stateside. [TNX AC8G]
KH0    - Look for AH0/AE6YW to be active from from Saipan (OC-086)  from  29
         February to 6 March. He  will  be  QRV  on  80-6  metres.  QSL  via
         JA6GMC. [TNX DX World]
HR & TG- Andrei, NC2N will be active  as  TG7/NC2N  from  Guatemala  on  3-8
         March (ARRL DX SSB Contest included) and as HR5/NC2N from  Honduras
         on 9-12 March. He will operate holiday style on  80-10  metres  CW,
         RTTY and SSB. He will upload his logs to LoTW as soon as  possible;
         paper QSLs via W3HNK or RW6HS. [TNX DX World]
PA     - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Open  Air  Museum
         in Arnhem, Fred PA0FAW will be active as PA100NOM  on  1-28  March.
         QSL via PA0FAW. [TNX VA3RJ]
PJ7    - Tom, AA9A will be active as PJ7/AA9A from Sint Maarten (NA-105)  on
         3-17 March. He will operate holiday style on 40-10  metres  CW  and
         SSB. QSL via AA9A and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Guenter, DL2AYK will  be  active  as  V31YK  from  Belize  from  27
         February to 11 March,  including  an  entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  SSB
         Contest. He will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly some  PSK31  on
         80-10 metres, maybe on 6m as well. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX NG3K]
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 28 February to 28 March. He will operate SSB on  80-6
         metres, and will participate in both the ARRL DX SSB  and  WPX  SSB
         contests as a SOAB  entrant.  His  wife  Cathy  will  also  operate
         occasionally as V47HAM. All QSLs via W5JON. [TNX NG3K]
V7     - Jim, K4FW will be working on Kwajalein (OC-028),  Marshall  Islands
         starting in March. He plans to be  active  in  his  spare  time  as
         either V73FW or V7/K4FW from the local club station. QSL via  K4FW,
         direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP2M   - Norbert DL2RNS  (VP2MSN),  Olaf  DL7JOM  (VP2MOM)  and  Rudi  DM2XO
         (VP2MXO) will be active from Montserrat (NA-103) from  27  February
         to 10 March. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
VU     - VU2SWS and other six operators will be active as ATBDW  (a  special
         callsign with no  number)  from  the  island  of  Bet  Dwarka  (Bet
         Shankhodar, AS-175, new  one  for  the  IOTA  programme)  on  17-23
         March. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and digital  modes.
         Further details are expected in due course. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - Peter, VE3IKV will be active as  W4/VA3RA  from  St  Simons  Island
         (NA-058) on 3-4 March and from Key West  (NA-062)  on  5-17  March.
         QSL via VE3IKV, direct or bureau. [TNX]
YV     - Homero YV4DHS, Dinorah YY4DEA,  Edgar  YY4ACU  and  Eduardo  YY6CHE
         will be active as YV4AJ/6 from Piritu Island  (SA-090)  during  the
         South American Lighthouses  Weekend    (24-26  February).  QSL  via
         YY6CHE. [TNX Grupo DX Bahia Blanca]
ZD7    - Nigel, G3TXF will be active again as ZD7XF from St Helena  (AF-022)
         from 29 February to 13 March. The two main purposes  of  this  trip
         are to take part in  the  RSGB's  Commonwealth  (BERU)  Contest  on
         10-11 March, and to operate as much  as  possible  on  160  and  80
         metres CW. The journey to St Helena is via Ascension Island,  where
         it is expected there will  be  some  occasional  operation  on  the
         higher WARC bands as ZD8XF. QSLs via G3TXF  (bureau  cards  can  be
         requested by emailing qsl[@] and LoTW.
ZF     - John, AD8J will be active as ZF2AG/ZF8 from Little  Cayman,  Cayman
         Islands (NA-016) on 1-10 March. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         20-10 metres. QSL via AD8J, direct or bureau, and  LoTW.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]

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

17TH IOTA DINNER ---> The 17th Annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner  will
be held on Friday, 20 April 2011, at the Holiday Inn Hotel,  in  conjunction
with   the    63rd    annual    Visalia    International    DX    Convention
(  For  additional  information    regarding  this
event, please contact  Ray  Benny,  N6VR  (rayn6vr[@]  or  Will
Costello, WC6DX (wc6dx[@]

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (SSB)  --->  Objective  of  the  contest  is  for
amateurs around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces  and
countries as possible on 160 metres SSB (  This  year's
event will run from 22.00 UTC on 24 February through 22.00 UTC on the  26th.
Give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained  by  Bill,  NG3K

CQIR ---> In 2012 the Irish Radio  Transmitters  Society  (IRTS)  celebrates
its 80th anniversary. As part of the jubilee  celebrations  the  Society  is
organising an international radio contest, "CQIR - Ireland Calling",  to  be
held from 12 UTC on 17 March (Saint Patrick's  Day)  to  11.59  UTC  on  the
18th. Complete details can be found at

DX UNIVERSITY ---> The first session of DX University (DXU) will be held  on
20 April at the Holiday Inn in Visalia, California  [425DXN  1082].  "Places
are limited but there are still a few seats available. Reservations  can  be
made at As a bonus we will give away  several  hundred
dollars  of  door  prizes  on  the  day!".  Please   contact    Wayne,  N7NG
(n7ng[@]  or  Roger,  G3SXW  (g3sxw[@]  with  any
queries. [TNX G3SXW]

MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ DELETED ---> The ARRL announced on 23  February  that  Malyj
Vysotskij Island has been deleted from the DXCC Entity List.  "According  to
the Finnish Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the  Saimaa  Canal
Treaty between Finland and Russia has been  finalized  by  relevant  Finnish
and Russian authorities through ratification. The Treaty  has  entered  into
effect with a date of 17 February 2012.
Malyj Vysotskij Island (MVI), R1M, is no  longer  included  in  the  Treaty.
Thus, MVI will be deleted from the DXCC list as of 17 February 17 and  added
to the Deleted Entities List.
Administratively at HQ, we will not make the necessary changes to  the  DXCC
system until after the final data processing for 2011  is  complete  -  this
includes the tables shown in Logbook of The World.
DXCC members will see their current entity  totals  drop  by  one  on  their
Mixed awards, and on the bands and modes where MVI  credit  is  given.  They
will also see their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately".

NEPAL ---> The Daily DX  reports  that  the  following  licences  have  been
issued to nine Nepalese citizens: 9N1GJ  (Ganesh  K.  Gimi),  9N1KK  (Pravin
Joshi),  9N1KS  (Khagda  Sen  Oli),  9N1MM  (yes,  this  is  Father  Moran's
callsign, reissued to Ms. Kalpana Pokharel),  9N1NS  (Ms.  Nisha  Shrestha),
9N1NU (Ms. Niva Upretee), 9N1SP (Sanjeev Pandey), 9N1SS (Surya N.  Shrestha)
and 9N1TN  (Tara  B.  Neupane).  At  the  same  time,  Nepal's  Ministry  of
Information and Communications states that "that the license 9N1II  has  not
been issued to a foreigner or anyone else for that matter".

PR2I ---> Logs and pictures  from  the  recent  PR2I  activities  from  IOTA
groups SA-024 and SA-071 can be found at [TNX IK7JWX]

QSL VIA W2GR ---> The new QSL route for EA8AY, EF8USA, EF8X and EE8X is  via
W2GR, direct only. [TNX W2GR]

SOUTH SUDAN ---> On 21 February the  International  Telecommunication  Union
(ITU) assigned the callsign prefix block Z8A-Z8Z to the  Republic  of  South

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3C6A        EA5BYP      EH3FCM      EA3HP       OD5NJ       EA5BYP
3DA0PW      G3SWH       EI80IRTS    EI4GXB      OD5PY       KU9C
3G3O        CE3OPE      EM2G        UR7GO       OF150M      OH8DR
3W7W        W3HNK       FG4NO       F4AVX       OG73X       OH8L
4L9QQ       UR9QQ       FK8GX       W3HNK       OH0X        OH2TA
4S7KKG      DC0KK       FM/R5GA     UA3DX       OH0Z        W0MM
4X/UT5UDX   UT2UB       FM5WD       W3HNK       OH8X        OH2UA
5C2P        IK2PZC      FS/K4UP     W4LW        OR7B        ON6MG
5C5W        EA5XX       GB0ANT      M0OXO       P49V        AI6V
5D5A        IV3ZXQ      GB80PW      G3XFD       P49Y        AE6Y
5H3EE       DL4ME       GM7R        N3SL        PA63PSK     PA2LP
5N7M        OM3CGN      H40FK       DG1FK       PA6ANT      PA3FOE
5R8AL       G3SWH       H40FN       HA8DD       PA6NB       PA7JWC
6O3A        K2PF        HB9ICE      HB9BHY      PC12ANT     PA0RDY
6Y2T        VE3DZ       HC2SL       HD2A        PI4VPO      PA2CNR
7Z1TT       NI5DX       HC7AE       EA7FTR      PI6V        PI4EDE
8P5Y        K9CS        HF35APAS    SP9YI       PJ2/N0VD    W3HNK
8P9CS       K9CS        HF70TWARDY  SP8MI       PJ2T        W3HNK
8P9VX       K9CS        HF80HR      SP2ZCE      PJ4R        N4RR
8P9WH       K9CS        HI3DX       EB7DX       PJ4X        W1MD
8S50BQ      SM7BHM      HK1MW       K4AMW       PS2T        K3IRV
9H3XW       G5XW        HK1R        K6IPM       PV2PC       PT2OP
9K51NLD     9K2RA       HK3TK       F5CWU       PX7C        PY7CRA
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      HL5KY       W3HNK       PZ5RO       AI2N
A52JF       G4SGX       HP1WW       OH0XX       S01MZ       EA1BT
A61K        EA7FTR      HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       ST2AR       S53R
A61LL       EA5ZD       HZ1DS       DJ9ZB       SV0XCA/5    LZ1WL
A61QQ       IZ8CLM      HZ1NM       DJ9ZB       T6JP        5Q2J
A71BU       NI5DX       HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      T6MO        K9GY
AB0IH/KH2   JI3BAP      IB1A        IK1HJS      T88KF       JA9APS
AO1POL      EA1GHT      II0ALE      IW0EFA      TC8A        TA2FE
AO5ANT      EA5FL       II1MNA      IQ1GE       TF3W        TF3GB
C31CT       EA3QS       II2ANT      I2JJR       TI5N        W3HNK
C5YK        ON3TZ       II2V        IK2AQZ      TI5W        N3YIM
C6ABB       N2RFA       II3ANT      IZ3DBA      TJ3AY       F5LGE
C6AKQ       N4BP        II3CV       IK3HHX      TM6M        F4DXW
C6ALK       K7RE        II3MNA      IQ3TS       TM6X        F5VHY
C6ANM       WA2IYO      II5ANT      IZ5BTC      TM9WAP      F8DHE
C6APG       K4PG        IO5ANT      IW5EFX      TO5X        UA3DX
C6APX       KC4PX       IP8AAW      IK8FIQ      TR8CA       F6CBC
CN2JF       F6CTF       IQ5VZ       I5DOF       UA0YAY      IK2QPR
CN3A        IV3ZXQ      IR0ANT      IZ0EGC      UA2FL       RN3RQ
CN8QN       EA7FTR      IR1ANT      I1HYW       V25AA       AA9A
CO6LP       EA5GL       IR1SP       IK1NEG      V25DH       VA3EGG
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       IR2IR       IK2YVA      V25NS       DL2RNS
CP6LA       HA3JB       IR8ANT      I8ACB       V25WY       W4OWY
CQ3B        CT3EE       J37T        VE3EBN      V31AT       K5PI
CR2A        OH2BH       J38RF       KE4TG       V31RR       AI4U
CR2X        OH2BH       J47X        SV7BVM      V31RU       DO5ALX
CR3A        CT3EE       J88DR       G3TBK       V31SG       K0UU
CR3L        DJ6QT       JH1EYC      UA4WHX      V31TP       WC0W
CS2B        CT1BXE      JW6VJA      LA6VJA      V31WW       W2OX
CS2P        CT1BWU      JY4NE       K3IRV       V44KAI      W5TFW
CS4ODX/P    CU3HY       K0ANT       KB0MZF      V85/9M8Z    M0URX
CT7AEQ      CT1ARR      K4A         K6EID       VA7AAW      VE7IG
CT8/CT3FN   HB9CRV      K4K         K4MZU       VB3A        VA3ITA
CU2KG       OH2BH       K7UGA       K7BHM       VC3A        VE3AT
CW5W        CX6VM       KG4AS       N4SIA       VP2MMM      W3HNK
CX3TQ       IK2DUW      KH0WJ       JS3LSQ      VP5OU       N7OU
DX1J        JA1HGY      KH7X        K2PF        XU7DLH      DK7TF
E51NJB      N5JB        KH7Y        EA5GL       XV2QGF      JA6QFG
E77DX       OE1EMS      KL7OU       NI5DX       XV3AA       JA6UHG
ED5T        EA5ELT      KP2M        AI4U        XW4XR       E21EIC
EE4K        EA4ZB       LN8W        LA9VDA      YQ0ANT      YO2LIW
EE5E        EA5RS       LS1D        LW9EOC      YQ8ANT      YO8AZQ
EF3A        EA3KU       LY10ANT     LY3BY       ZD8R        N6ND
EF7X        EA7GYS      M5E         G0CKV       ZD8XF       G3TXF
EF8S        OH2BYS      M6T         G4PIQ       ZD8Z        AI4U
EF8USA      W2GR        NH2T        W2YC        ZF2AM       K6AM
EG1EDB      EA1HNP      NP4Z        N4AO        ZX2B        PY2MNL
EG1SPA      EA1GIB      OA4SS       KB6J        ZX2S        PT7WA

5Q2J     Jorgen Louis Christensen, Holmager 34, 4171 Glumsoe, Denmark
AI2N     Redd S. Swindells, 134 E Seneca St, Oswego NY 13126, USA
AI4U     Jeffrey R. Folk, 233 North St, Lewisville NC 27023, USA
DC0KK    Peter Vossen, Vossberg 1, 33100 Paderborn, Germany
DG1FK    Hans Peter Galster, Ratleikstr. 8b, 63500 Seligenstadt, Germany
EA5BYP   Elmo Bernabe Coll, P.O.Box 3097, 03080 Alicante, Spain
G3SWH    Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49
         5HQ, United Kingdom
HA8DD    Berenyi Geza, Hodmezovasarhely, Rudnay Gy. u. 53., 6800, Hungary
K3IRV    Irving Mc Wherter, 121 Sonora Dr, Lillington NC 27546, USA
K7BHM    Bob Davies, 1623 N. Los Altos Ct., Chandler AZ 85224, USA
LU1EEZ   Ezequiel Miguel Lucero, Calle Alicia Moreau de Justo 3442,
         B1752CEN, Lomas Del Mirador, Argentina
S53R     Robert Kasca, P.O. Box 23, SI-5280 Idrija, Slovenia
W2GR     Michael J. Benjamin, 1064 99th St, Niagara Falls NY 14304, USA
W3HNK    Joseph L. Arcure, 115 Buck Run Road, Lincoln University PA 19352,
















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