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425 DX News #1088
10 March 2012

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
3W     - Once again Retu, OH4MDY will be active as XV2RZ from  Vietnam  from
         14 March to 16 April. He says that this time he  will  pay  special
         attention to digital modes. QSL via  home  call,  direct  only.  He
         will upload his log to Club Log.
4K     - Axel, DL6KVA will be active  as  4K0CW  from  Azerbaijan  on  15-20
         March. He will operate CW only and will take part  in  the  Russian
         DX Contest. QSL via DL6KVA. [TNX NG3K]
6W     - Mike, RA9FW and Igor, UA9CDC will be active as  6V7Z  from  Senegal
         on 16-28 March, including entries in both  the  Russian  DX  (17-18
         March) and the CQ WW WPX SSB contests. QSL  via  RA9FW,  direct  or
7P     - Once again Peter, EI7CC will operate holiday style  as  7P8PB  from
         Lesotho from 15 March to 3 April. QSL via EI7CC, direct or  bureau.
         He plans to upload his log to LoTW and Club Log on a  daily  basis.
         [TNX EI7CC]
9M0    - The 9M0L expedition  to  Layang  Layang,  Spratly  Islands  [425DXN
         1085]  is  confirmed  to  take  place  on  10-24  April.   Thirteen
         operators will be active on 160-6 metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY  with
         four stations. Log search and further information can be  found  at [TNX 9M2TO]
A2     - Frosty K5LBU (A25CF), Joel N5JR  (A25JR),  Don  VE7DS  (A25DS)  and
         Keith VE7MID (A25KW) will be active from Botswana on  18-27  March.
         QSL via home calls. They plan to be QRV on  160-10  metres  and  to
         take part in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as  A25HQ  (QSL  via  K5LBU).
         [TNX NG3K]
CE     - Esteban, XQ7UP will be QRV  from  Coyhaique  (Patagonia)  on  17-25
         March. He will  operate  mainly  SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK31,  and  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home  call.  [TNX
D4     - Rick, N6KT will be active  as  D44TRS  from  Cape  Verde  on  17-29
         March. He will participate in the CQ WW  WPX  SSB  Contest  as  D4A
         (QSL via KU9C). [TNX NG3K]
DL     - Enrico, DL2VFR and others will operate  CW,  SSB,  RTTY,  PSK31  as
         DM50IOTA from Langeness Island (EU-042) on  16-18  March.  QSL  via
         DL2VFR, direct or bureau. [TNX]
FO     - Look for Hiro, FO/JI1JKW  to  be  active  from  Rangiroa  (OC-066),
         French Polynesia on 18-22 March.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX JE1LFX]
HR     - Mike, DF8AN will be active as HR9/DF8AN from the islands  of  Utila
         and Roatan (both count for NA-057) on  9-26  March.  His  preferred
         mode is CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
J5     - Nine operators from  the  Verona  DX  Team  (namely  I3LDP,  I3VJW,
         IK3ESB, IK3IUL, IK3RBE, IK3VVD, IK3VZJ,  IZ3BUR,  IZ3STA)  will  be
         active from the Franciscan mission at  Cumura,  Guinea-Bissau  from
         24 March to 6 April. The operation will concentrate on 144 MHz  EME
         (callsign J52EME), but a couple  of  stations  will  be  active  on
         80-10 metres (callsign J52HF), plus 6m. On the  HF  bands  activity
         will concentrate on RTTY and CW, with SSB mainly during the  CQ  WW
         WPX Contest.  QSL  via  I3LDP,  direct  or  bureau.  Logsearch  and
         further information can be found at
PJ2    - Andy, DK5ON will be active as PJ2/DK5ON  from Curacao  (SA-099)  on
         12-30 March. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on 40,  20,  17,
         15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
S7     - Claudia, DO5NEN and Tom, DL5NEN will be active as S79NEN from  Mahe
         and La Digue (both count for AF-024), Seychelles  on  12-28  March,
         CQ WW WPX SSB Contest included. QSL via DO5NEN.
V5     - Look for Mathias, DJ2HD to be active  as  V5/DJ2HD  (QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau) from Namibia on 17-27  March,  including  a
         multi-operator entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as V55V (QSL  via
         DJ8VC, direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
V5     - David GI4FUM, Gillian GI8MIV, Richard GI4DOH and Kalle  DM3BJ  will
         be active as V5/homecall from Namibia on  19-25  March.  They  will
         operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 from the  QTH  of  Andre,  V51B  in
         Oranjemund, and will also participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest
         as V55B. All QSLs for this operation should  go  via  GI4FUM.  [TNX
VU     - The website for the upcoming AT2DW IOTA expedition  to  Bet  Dwarka
         (Bet Shankhodar, AS-175) [425DXN 1087] is now  up  and  running  at Seven operators  (VU2SWS,  VU2IZO,  VU2NKS,
         VU2NXM, VU2LX, VU2CDP and VU2JHM) will operate SSB, CW and  digital
         modes using 2-3 stations and vertical antennas.  An  advance  party
         will reach the island on 15 March, followed  by  the  rest  of  the
         team; they will remain there until the 23rd.  QSL  via  VU2SWS.  An
         OQRS for both direct and bureau cards will be provided by  ClubLog.
         The logs will be uploaded to LoTW by 30 April.

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

DXCC NEWS ---> 6O0M (Somalia 2011), 9U3TMM (Burundi,  December  2011-January
2012) and T6BP (Afghanistan, current operation commencing in 2011), as  well
as AX/VK0TH (Macquarie Island), have been approved for DXCC credit.  If  you
had either of these operations rejected in  a  recent  application,  send  a
note to bmoore[@] to have your record updated.  Once  updated,  this
will be reflected in your LoTW  account  and/or  in  the  live,  daily  DXCC
standings on the website (

LoTW ---> Jacques, F1VEV says he is in the process of uploading to LoTW  his
logs for TR8CJ (1988-90) and V85CJ (1990-94).

PY0S ---> Amateur radio activities have been banned from St Peter & St  Paul
Archipelago. The Brazilian Interministerial Commission for the Resources  of
the Sea's  programme  aimed  at  "the  exploration,  use,  conservation  and
management of natural resources in the  archipelago  and  its  surroundings"
specifically excludes amateur radio expeditions as they  "do  not  meet  the
objectives" of the  programme  itself  (
LABRE and Brazilian DX groups  are  mobilizing  the  support  of  government
representatives to try and reverse the decision. [TNX PY2YP]

RSGB COMMONWEALTH CONTEST ---> The 75th edition of the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
Contest ( will be held on 10-11 March, from  10  UTC  to  10
UTC, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Only operators located  within  the
Commonwealth or British Mandated  Territories  are  eligible  to  enter,  so
please check the list  at  before

TZ5T CANCELLED ---> The 12-27 April expedition to  Mali  [425DXN  1087]  has
been postponed indefinitely for security reasons, as the country is  in  the
midst of an uprising by separatist Tuaregs and the conflict is worsening.

+ SILENT KEYS + The DX community worldwide mourns the loss  of  Ron  Wright,
ZL1AMO, who passed away on 6 March at  75  years  of  age.  A  top-notch  CW
operator, for some 25 years he conducted  countless  DXpeditions  throughout
the Pacific, and was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1985.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include Hiroshi Kuroda (JA1FRQ) and  Wan
Morhisham bin Mokhtar (9W2GL), president  of  the  Malaysian  Amateur  Radio
Transmitters' Society (MARTS).

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3C0E        EA5BYP      EG7DCA      EA7URS      SN2B        SP3CGK
3G1D        EA5GL       EH7MDA      EA7URM      SN3R        SP6HEQ
3G1Z        CE1WNR      EI7M        EI6HB       SN9P        SQ9GAI
3G3M        VE7WY       EK6LP       RN4LP       SO4M        SP4MPG
3G3TV       CE3OEV      EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      ST2UOK      EA7FTR
3G5L        CE5PHI      EM80L       US0LW       T48K        DK1WI
3W4JK       SP5APW      EO20RAN     UZ9RR       T6BP        9A6AA
3Z10ITA     SQ9NIS      ER4DX       RA4LW       T88XG       JA0EKI
4L5O        N3SL        FG4NN       NI5DX       T88XH       JA0EKI
4M5W        IT9DAA      FM5BH       W3HNK       TC2012WKD   TA1HZ
4M6CQ       YV6BXN      G3V         G3VER       TG7/NC2N    W3HNK
5B4AIF      EB7DX       GB4R        M0DOL       TI8M        TI2KAC
5H3MB       IK2GZU      GI5K        G3SWH       TM0T        F4DXW
5N7Q        DF8DX       GW9T        GW6NLP      TM1T        F5TRO
5R8UI       IZ8CCW      HB75FG      HB9FG       TM1W        F5HRY
6V7T        F5RAV       HC2SE       W7SE        TM210VH     F4GFE
6Y0A        WA4WTG      HF8J        SQ8JLA      TM22P       F4EUG
6Y1V        OH3RB       HI3K        KB2MS       TM2B        F8CIL
6Y5CN       N1QAE       HL2/F4AAR   6K2EJJ      TM2OP       F8DYD
7P8GF       ZS6AYU      HQ2GL       W9GL        TM2T        F6KDF
8P5A        NN1N        HQ2N        EA5GL       TM44RT      F5KBB
8P9CI       W1USN       HS0ZIQ      ZB2JK       TM55M       F0ESV
8P9CK       AA1M        II0ICH      IM0QMA      TM57M       F-11734
9A55AX      9A4J        II0IDP      IS0IGV      TM5E        F8KGS
9A5PC       NF4A        II5IDK      IQ5LI       TM5FFT      F6KPQ
9G1AA       PA3ERA      II9ICF      IT9MRM      TM6C        F6KMB
9H3C        G3PHO       II9IGA      IT9YEM      TM6GGR      F4SGU
9J2BO       G3TEV       II9P        IT9CHU      TM7F        F6KRC
9K2F        9K2HN       J79SZ       G7SOZ       TM7X        F5BSB
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      J7Y         K1LI        TO11A       F6HMQ
9N7BM       JA8UWT      JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY      TO5A        F5VHJ
9N7WU       JA8MWU      KL7J        N3SL        TP8CE       F5LGF
9Q0HQ/7     UV5EVJ      KP4MS       W4DN        TT8ES       IK3GES
9V1YC       W5UE        LP1H        EA5KB       V21ZG       DL7AFS
9Y4W        DL4MDO      LR9D        LU9ESD      V26M        W3HNK
A35YZ       DL7DF       LT1F        AC7DX       V31SU       N7MSU
A52SV       JA2PSV      LT5X        WD9EWK      V31YK       DL2AYK
A65BD       G5LP        LX75RL      LX2A        V47JA       W5JON
A65OO       NI5DX       LX7I        LX2A        VP2EC       N5AU
A73A        EA7FTR      LZ12FDAY    LZ1BFR      VP2MDD      M0AEP
AH0/AE6YW   JA6GMC      LZ134GO     LZ1KZA      VP2MOM      DL7JOM
AO3MWC      EA3RKB      NH0S/KH2    JF2SKV      VP2MSN      DL2RNS
C56XA       G3SWH       NH7O        EA5GL       VP2MXO      DM2XO
C5AVT       ON4AVT      NN1X/KH6    JG3JLC      VP5H        W0GJ
C5LT        F5RAV       NP2/AA4VK   N0TG        VQ9FT       WA3LCO
C6AAJ       W3HNK       NP2/N0TG    N0TG        XP1A        OZ1ACB
C6AEA       W3HNK       NP2/N1SNB   N0TG        XP2I        OZ1BII
C6AML       W2ML        ON35WR      ON7WR       XR4CA       CE6AMN
C6AZZ       K4IIO       ON44NUTS    ON4RCA      XU7ACY      W2EN
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        ON50HC      ON3AIM      XV4Y        OK1DOT
CK975LC     VE9MY       P40L        WA3FRP      YB1TJ       EB7DX
CN8KD       EA5XX       P40V        AI6V        YI1RZ       IK2DUW
CS2C        OK1RF       P40W        N2MM        YN5ZO       K7ZO
CV5K        CX2ABC      PA100NOM    PA0FAW      Z21DKJ      EA4DKJ
CW5Z        CX2ABC      PI4MRC      PF9A        ZD7XF       G3TXF
DM50UEA     DL3BUA      PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA      ZF2AG/ZF8   AD8J
DP775BLN    DL7AUB      PJ4G        WA2NHA      ZF2RA       K2HYD
DQ0STRATEX  DK4REX      PJ7PT       SP9PT       ZL7/VO1AU   VO1MX
DR7B        DL2AGB      PJ7TM       K2GSJ       ZP6VT       EA7FTR
E51YNB      N6NB        PR2X        PY2ADR      ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
E7DX        E77E        PT5T        K3IRV       ZW6AJU      PP6AJM
ED1R        EA4RCH      PW7T        PT7WA       ZW6SE       PP6PP
ED3B        EA6DB       PX5E        AI4U        ZW7REF      PR7ZAJ
ED5M        EA5FL       RI1ANA      RK1PWA      ZY7FFF      PS7KC

9K2HN    Hamad Al-Nusif, P.O. Box 38305, 72254 Abdulla Al-Salem, Kuwait
DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, 12621 Berlin, Germany
EA4DKJ   Alfonso Hervas, Avenida del Planetario 32 4B, 28045 Madrid, Spain
EA5BYP   Elmo Bernabe Coll, P.O.Box 3097, 03080 Alicante, Spain
IK3GES   Gabriele Gentile, Via Baratta Vecchia 240, 31022 Preganziol TV,
JA8CJY   Susumu Sanada, 5-17 Shinei 5-Jo 4-Chome, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi,
         Hokkaido, 004-0835, Japan
OK1DOT   Petr Gustab, P.O. Box 52, 282 01 Cesky Brod, Czech Republic
SP9PT    Wojciech Klosok, P.O. Box 131, 44-200 Rybnik, Poland
VO1MX    Dan Goodwin, 30 Bowater Drive, Site 4 Box 15, Appleton NL A0G 2K0,
















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