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11 August 2012

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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
4S     - Members of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka  plan  to  be  active  as
         4S7LGT from the lighthouse  on  Barberyn/Beruwala  Island  (AS-171)
         during  the  International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend    (18-19
         August). [TNX The Daily DX]
5H     - Ron, DL4ME will be active as 5H3ME  from Tanzania  from  14  August
         to 3 September. He will operate holiday style  on  80-6  metres  CW
         and digital modes. QSL via home call.
9A     - Vincenzo, IZ2WMW, will be  active  as  9A/IZ2WMW  from  Krk  Island
         (EU-136) on 18-25 August. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
CT     - CT1EJB and CT2JYX will be QRV as CR5WFF (
         from Berlenga Island  (EU-040) on 17-20  August. They will  operate
         SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via  CT1EJB. [TNX CT1END]
CX     - The Radio Club Uruguayo will be active as CW1R from Punta del  Este
         Lighthouse on 17-19 August for the ILLW. Look for activity on 80-10
         metres CW, SSB and digital modes with  at  least  two stations. QSL
         via CX1AA, direct or bureau. [TNX CX3AL]
DL     - Mike, DL4ABO will be active as DL4ABO/p from Foehr Island  (EU-042)
         on 18-25 August. He plans to be QRV during his evening  hours.  QSL
         via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX]
GM     - A team from the Grantham Amateur Radio  Club ( will
         be active as GB0BL and/or GS0GRC from  Bressay  Isle  (EU-012)  and
         lighthouse on 14-19 August. QSL via operator's instructions.
GM     - A team of YL operators will be active  as  GB2YLS  from  Fair  Isle
         (EU-012)  on 16-22 August, including the ILLW. They will operate CW
         and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via MM5YLO. [TNX DX World]
KL     - Look for Doc KL7XK/p, Chuck WL7CSJ/p,  Heinz  VA7AQ/NL5  and  Frank
         VE7DP/WL9 to be active  from  Pleasant  Island  (NA-161)  on  17-19
         August. They will operate CW and SSB on 30, 20, 17 and  15  metres.
         QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
OH0    - Normunds, YL3DQ will be active as OH0/YL3DQ from the Aland  Islands
         (EU-002) on 12-20 August. He will operate holiday  style  on  80-10
         metres CW and RTTY. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
OH     - Look for OH8T to be active from Marjaniemi lighthouse  on  Hailuoto
         island (EU-184) on 17-19 August for  the  International Lighthouse/
         Lightship Weekend. QSL via bureau. [TNX]
ON     - ON4YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) will be  in  use  on  19-26  August
         during a youth  radio  camp  to  be  held  in  Eeklo,  Belgium  and
         organized by UBA and VERON. QSL via ON9CFG. Further information  on
         this event can be found at  and  on  the  IARU  Region  1's
         website ( [TNX ON9CFG]
PJ2    - Louis, PJ2LS will be active as PJ2L from  Noordpunt  Lighthouse  on
         Curacao  (SA-099)  during  the  International  Lighthouse/Lightship
         Weekend on 18-19 August. QSL direct to EB7DX.
SP     - Jacek, SP5OXJ will be  active  as  SP5OXJ/1  from  Karsibor  Island
         (EU-132) on 10-19 August. He will operate  CW  and  digital  modes.
         QSL via home call, bureau preferred, and LoTW. [TNX]
TA     - The TC Special Wireless  Activity  Team  (  and  the
         Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club  will  be  active  as
         TC2ELH from Karadeniz Eregli Oluce Lighthouse on 18-20 August.  QSL
         via TA1HZ.
V3     - Travis, AF6WU (V31WU) and  Kjerstin,  AF6KJ  (V31DV)  will  operate
         mainly SSB from Caye Caulker  (NA-073),  Belize  on  16-20  August.
         QSLs via AF6WU, direct or bureau.
P4     - Jack, W6NF  (P40NF)  and  Shelley,  K7MKL  (P40S)  will  be  active
         holiday style  from  Aruba  (SA-036)  on  15-21  August.  She  will
         participate in the SARTG RTTY Contest; Jack will operate mainly  CW
         on 20, 15 and 10 metres (plus 6 metres,  if  there  is  an  antenna
         available). QSL via home calls and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VK     - Bill, VK4FW  will  be  visiting  his  daughter  on  Groote  Eylandt
         (OC-141) on 9 August for one week. Look for him  to  be  active  as
         VK8MM (CW only). QSL to VK4FW. [TNX QRZ DX]
VK     - Look for Tony, VK3VTH to be active  as  VK3VTH/7  from  the  Currie
         Lighthouse on King Island (OC-233) for the ILLW. He expects  to  be
         QRV on 16 and 17 August, for a few hours starting at 5  UTC  on  20
         metres SSB; then during the lighthouse  event  on  18  August  (0-9
         UTC) and on the 19th (0-7 UTC), on 40 and 20 metres  SSB.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau.
VK     - Mike, VK7FB and Anne, VK7BYL will  be  active  from  Tasman  Island
         (OC-233) and lighthouse on 18-25 August, including an entry in  the
         International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. [TNX]
VQ9    - Jim, VQ9JC (ND9M) is  back  on  Diego  Garcia  (AF-006)  until  mid
         November. The ham shack  was  closed  for  maintenance  during  his
         absence from the island, and he does not know yet when it  will  be
         re-opened.  In  the  meantime,  he  operates  from  two   different
         locations on the island, both of which are in  recreational  parks.
         All of his operating is currently  Field  Day  style,  "in  that  I
         bring all my gear (rig, power  supply,  antennas,  power  and  coax
         cables, keyer, laptop, and tools - about 40 pounds) with me in  two
         backpacks. There is no shortage of trees, but I can  only  get  the
         antenna up about 25 feet because of the density of the  palms".  He
         has to set up the station and then break it down each  day,  "which
         further limits  my  operating  time  to  1230-1615Z  on  most  days
         typically".  He  runs  100  watts  into  single-band  dipoles;   he
         operates mainly CW with some  SSB,  while  digital  modes  are  not
         available for the time being. QSL via ND9M. [TNX VQ9JC]
W      - The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (W2GSB) will be active  from
         the historic lighthouse on Fire Island  (NA-026)  on  18-19  August
         for  the  ILLW.  They  plan  to  have  three  stations    operating
         simultaneously on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and PSK31, plus  satellites.
         [TNX Southgate ARC]

WEST AFRICA TOUR --->  Dominic,  M1TKA  will  be  active  as  M1KTA/6W  from
Senegal  on 15-22 August, and  from The Gambia (C5) on 22-29 August. He will
operate SSB, RTTY, PSK and CW on most  HF bands. One day side trips to Goree
Island  (AF-045,  6W)  and the Bijol Islands (AF-060, C5) are being planned.
While on the islands he will operate on 20 metres SSB (battery powered QRP).
QSL via home call,  direct or bureau.  Check
for updates.

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

7Z7AB ---> The website for the 5-11 October 7Z7AB expedition  to  Al-Dhahrah
Island  (AS-190) is now up and running at

ILLW  --->  The  15th  annual  International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend,
conducted under the sponsorship of the Ayr Amateur Radio  Group,  will  take
place from 00.01 UTC on 18 August until 23.59  UTC  on  the  19th.  Complete
information on  this  popular  event,  including  a  list  of  participating
stations (404 from 44 countries so far), can be found at

NCDXF ---> The Northern California DX Foundation (  has  added
two new Directors to fill vacancies created by retiring board  members.  The
eleven member Board of Directors, which oversees  all  of  the  Foundation's
business, now includes Rusty Epps  W6OAT  (President),  Glenn  Johnson  W0GJ
(Vice-President),  Kip  Edwards  W6SZN  (Secretary),  Don    Greenbaum  N1DG
(Treasurer), Ned Stearns AA7A, Steve Merchant K6AW, John  Miller  K6MM,  Ken
Anderson K6TA, Glenn Vinson W6OTC and newly elected Glenn Rattmann K6NA  and
Tom Berson ND2T. Since its founding in 1972, NCDXF has  supported  over  500
DXpeditions and donated in excess of one million dollars.

NIUE: NEW PREFIX ---> On 3 August the International Telecommunication  Union
(ITU) assigned the entire E6 prefix block (E6A-E6Z) to Niue  (ex  ZK2).  The
ARRL DXCC List and the  Award  Credit  Matrix  on  LotW  have  already  been
amended to reflect this change.

PT0S ---> A summary of the reconnaissance trip to St.  Peter  and  St.  Paul
Rocks [425DXN 1109] can be found  at  The  actual  4-hour
survey was conducted by AA7JV and PY2XB on 1 August.

QSL 5R8FL---> Andreas, 5R8FL has terminated G3SWH's QSL managership  of  his
station effective 31 July 2012. "I have his logs  up  to  the  end  of  June
2012", Phil says, "and am awaiting the log for July.  I  will  be  uploading
the latest logs  to  LoTW  and  to  the  search  facility  on  my  web  site
( in the next few weeks". Phil has not been any reason  for
the termination, and he has "no information as to whether Andreas  has  made
any alternative arrangements for confirming his future QSOs". [TNX G3SWH]

RAC ONTARIO SECTION ---> Effective 1 September, the current Ontario  Section
of RAC (Canada's national amateur radio Society) will be  replaced  by  four
new Sections: Ontario North (ONN), Ontario East (ONE), Ontario South  (ONS),
and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). RAC Sections  are  separate  multipliers
for some contests, be sure to update your logging software.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
2O0WDS      2W0WDS      FG4NO       F4AVX       P3F         5B4AHJ
3B8CW       NI5DX       FP5BZ       F5TJP       P3R         5B4AHO
3G90AA      CE3AA       G0VJG/p     G4DFI       PA6FUN      PE1GUR
3Z0RKG      SP6FRF      GB1HF       G4RSE       PC25HR      PC2F
4K9W        DL6KVA      GB2VET      G0SWO       PF4C        ON4ON
4L0CR       DL8KAC      GJ2A        GJ3DVC      PJ5/K3TRM   K3TRM
5B/G4MKP    M0URX       GJ6YB       G3SWH       PJ7MF       IZ1MHY
5K4FF       HK4ECG      GM0B        MM0BHX      PR5D        PY5DC
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      GM2T        GM4UYZ      PX7C        PY7CRA
5P5CW/P     DL5SE       GM5X        N3SL        R1000M      RA4UVK
5Q2T        OZ0J        GM7A        GM7AAJ      R100WWS     RV3YR
5T0JL       ON8RA       GO1IOT      GW1IOT      R10RLHA     RA1QY
6K0HG       DS2CYI      GO2MP       N3SL        R1812SM     RV3LZ
6K13KJ      HL0CHD      GU7O        GW3SQX      R200BB      RK3CQ
9A/OM5AW    OM2FY       GZ5Y        GM4SSA      R200V       RK3LO
9A/VE3ZIK   DK8ZZ       H2T         5B4XF       R35CZF      RV9CVA
9H3EA       IK0PEA      H44USMC     H44RK       R50AGN      RK4YYY
9K2OD       EA7FTR      HG3IPA      HA3JB       R875R       RV3LO
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      HG460EV     HA6VA       RI0K        RW3RN
9M4CJB      9W2BUG      HG56OD      HA3OD       RI0K/p      UA9OBA
9M4SLL      M0URX       HH2/EK6KB   K6EID       SA1A        SM1TDE
9M6XRO      M0URX       HK3Q        W2GR        SB3X        SM0SHG
9N1FE       EA5ZD       HL8AIJ      HL2CFY      SF2CW       SM3DMP
A52SV       JA2PSV      HR2/NP3J    EA5GL       SK0HS/0     SM0MPV
AM1TSR      EA1COW      HT9H        TI4SU       SN0RKG      SP6OPZ
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       HZ1DG       EA7FTR      SN0RX       SP8RX
BI5P        BY5W        IA5Z        IV3ODE      SN63DNI     SP5NHV
BV0J        BM2JCC      IB0F        IZ8IQL      SO3UJF/p    DL9UJF
BY4DX/5     BD4HF       ID9A        IK2PGM      SU1IE       HA3JB
CN2YZ       IZ8CCW      II3PIC      IV3FIV      SX5P        SV5FRD
CN8IG       EA7FTR      IJ7A        IK7XIV      SZ8L        SV3DCX
CN8KD       EA5XX       IP1T        IZ5JLF      T32TV       KH6CG
CN8LI       EA7FTR      IS0/OM8A    OM2VL       TC0P        TA3X
CN8QN       EA7FTR      J49A        SV9GPV      TK/OT2A     ON4HIL
CN8YR       EA7FTR      J68HZ       K9HZ        TM7T        ON3NT
CO2GL       EB7DX       JT5DX       JT1CO       TO2U        VE3DZ
CO2JD       AD4Z        JW7XM       LA7XM       TP8CE       F5LGF
CO6LE       EA5GL       JX9JKA      LA9JKA      UT7E/p      UT7EZZ
CQ8PR       CU3AU       KB7OBU/KH2  JA3VXH      V31IZ       JO1CRA
CR3L        DJ6QT       KL7RRC/p    N7RO        V44KAI      W5TFW
CR5B        CT1BOL      LN4C        LA4C        V47JA       W5JON
CR6CNE      CT1DJE      LO2F        AC7DX       VC1X        VE1CDD
CR6R        CT1CJJ      LX75RL      LX2A        VK3MO       WA9BXB
CR6W        CS5DX       LZ0I        LZ1BJ       VK4NM       M0OXO
CS2W        HB9CRV      LZ40YG      LZ1YG       VP2MDD      M0AEP
CT7/CT3FN   HB9CRV      M7X         G0TSM       VQ9JC       ND9M
D64K        IV3DSH      MD4K        G3NKC       VR2/W8AY    R2AD
D9G         DS4GGM      MJ0NMS      LX1NO       VY2TT       K6LA
DA0T/p      DL7AT       MM3KBU/p    M3KBU       W1T         W1GLO
DM50IOTA    DL2VFR      MO6CRQ      MM6CRQ      W4O         N4YDU
DP87SIXD    DL3VU       MU0HTJ      2E0SQL      XL31812     VE3HKO
DR60BENE    DG2MEL      MX0HFC      G1EYY       XV9NPS      JA2NPS
DS0DX/2     HL1IWD      NL8F        K8NA        YB0AKM      EA7FTR
ED1T        EA1HLH      NP3CW       EB7DX       YB0AR       YB9BU
ED5K        EA5RKB      OD5ARMY     OD5NJ       YB0MWM      IK2DUW
EF8U        EA8URL      OD5JOTA     EA5BYP      YB0S        YF0JZS
EI1A        ON4EI       OD5PY       KU9C        YB67RI      YB2DX
EI25DB      EI9HQ       OG1G        R3AR        YB8FL       EA7FTR
EJ0PL       EI5JQ       OG5A        OH5AD       YF1AR       N2OO
EJ3Z        EI3Z        OH0I        OH3BHL      YI1RZ       IK2DUW
EM0LH       US4LGW      OH0V        OH6LI       YN2RP       NN3RP
EM200L      UT3LI       OH10TA      OH1MN       YV5ZV       EA5GL
EN5RFF      UT1RT       OJ0R        G3TXF       Z21BB       W3HNK
EO5UFF      US5UFF      OJ0W        OH3WS       ZA1TC       TA1HZ
ES0U        ES2DJ       ON12TRUDO   ON4TRC      ZF2GG       W4SIG
ES0W        SP7DPJ      ON40KS      ON7MFY      ZF2LC       W2SM
EV140OP     EW7DK       ON50HC      ON3AIM      ZP5AJR      PY4KL
EX2F        RW6HS       OP7V        ON7VA       ZV1M        PY1MT
F/OO5C/p    ON5HC       OX3LX       OZ1PIF      ZV2K        PY2SHF

BO0M     A.R.T. QSL Service, P.O. Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan
F5LCI    Jean-Marc Bourdereau, Le Petit Nuy, 23300 La Souterraine, France
IK7XIV   Roberto Paisio, Via Seneca 2, 73020 Cavallino LE, Italy
IV3DSH   Paolo Del Do, Vicolo Cantarutti 3, 33035 Torreano di Martignacco
         UD, Italy
N7RO     Richard J. Moen, 2935 Plymouth Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
PY1MT    Marcelo T. Santos, Rua Lucio Tavares 380 apt 101, Nilopolis - RJ,
         26530-060, Brazil
PY5DC    Vagner Adelino Alvares, Rua Padre Jose Lopacinski 715, Curitiba -
         PR, 81280-080, Brazil
RA1QY    Alexey M. Morozov, P.O. Box 24, Cherepovets, 162611, Russia
RW3RN    Aleksandr Y. Kuznetsov, Box 80, Tambov, 392000, Russia
UA9OBA   Yuri V. Zaruba, Box 201, Novosibirsk-73, 630073, Russia
VE8EV    John Boudreau, P.O. Box 3099, Inuvik NT X0E 0T0, Canada
VK4SWE   Lyn Battle, PMB 1 Karumba QLD 4891, Australia
YB2DX    Yohanes Budhiono, P.O. Box 123, Purwodadi Grobogan 58100, Indonesia
















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