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425 DX News #1243
28 February 2015

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3W     - Jacek, SP5APW ( will be active as  3W2JK
        from Con Son Island (AS-130) on 11-17 March. He will  operate  SSB,
        PSK31 and RTTY on 40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
        bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
5X     - Alan, G3XAQ will be active as 5X1XA from Uganda on 11-18 March.  He
        will operate CW mostly on the high bands  and  "especially  in  the
        new SARL Africa DX Contest" that will run from 12 UTC on  14  March
        to 12 UTC on the 15th (exchange: RST  +  serial  number).  QSL  via
        G3SWH. Complete information on the Africa  All  Mode  International
        DX  Contest  can  be  found  in  the  SARL  Contest  Manual    2015
        ( [TNX The  Daily
5Z     - Nick, G3RWF will be active as 5Z4LS from  Nairobi,  Kenya  on  5-18
        March. He will operate mainly CW on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
        call (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
9K     - A team will be active as 9K2F  from  Faylakah  Island  (AS-118)  on
        11-16 March. QSL via 9K2HN (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX NG3K]
C5     - Dom, M1KTA will be active again as either C5/M1KTA  or  with  a  C5
        callsign from near Brufu, The  Gambia  on  12-17  March,  including
        participation in the RSGB Commonwealth  (BERU)  Contest.  He  might
        also go and operate as C5/M1KTA/p from the Bijol Islands  (AF-060);
        that would be a brief activity ("one morning or afternoon") on  15,
        17 or 20 metres SSB, depending on propagation. QSL via  home  call,
        direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX]
C9     - Paulo, C91PM  will  be  active  as  C91PM/p  from  Bazaruto  Island
        (AF-072) from 28 February to 3 March. [TNX]
D4     - Lukas, HB9EBT will be active as D44TEG  from  Sao  Tiago  (AF-005),
        Cape Verde on 15-27 March. He will operate CW on 40-10 metres.  QSL
        via home call, direct or bureau.
DU     - Marc, ON5SM  will  be  active  again  as  DU9/ON5SM  from  Mindanao
        (OC-130), Philippines from 16 March  to  25  April.  QSL  via  home
        call, direct or bureau.
E3     - The SEISA/Foundation for Global Children has announced that,  after
        "many months of careful planning and negotiations",  their  Eritrea
        Project 2015  will  include  an  amateur  radio  DXpedition  to  be
        conducted from Asmara on 6-17 March. A multi-national team of  nine
        operators (JH1AJT, N6PSE,  DJ9ZB,  JA1TRC,  JH1NBN,  JH1OGX,  NQ7R,
        RA9USU  and  WD5COV)  will  be  active  with  four  stations   with
        amplifiers, beam antennas for the high bands  (10-20m  )  and  four
        verticals for the low bands (30-160m). The callsign will be  issued
        upon arrival. QSL via  M0URX.  PayPal  donations  can  be  sent  to
        jh1ajt[@] [TNX JA1TRC]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI  will  be  active  again  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,
        Ireland (EU-115) between 1  March  and  2  April  using  an  hybrid
        wind-solar power system from his caravan. He  will  participate  in
        the ARRL International DX SSB, Russian DX and CQ  WW  WPX  contests
        as EI1A. QSL for both callsigns via PA3249, direct or  bureau,  and
        LoTW.  Follow  his  activity  and  antenna    experimentation    on
FM     - Rich, M5RIC will be active as  TO4C  from  Martinique  (NA-107)  on
        22-29 March, including an entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest.  QSL
        via M0OXO, OQRS preferred (
FR     - Guy, F5MNW will operate CW only as  FR/F5MNW  from  Reunion  Island
        (AF-016) from 19 March to 14 April. QSL via home  call,  direct  or
HB0    - ON4MW, ON6OM, ON6ZV and ON7EG  will  be  active  as  HB0/OO6P  from
        Liechtenstein on 21-26  June.  They  will  operate  SSB,  RTTY  and
        PSK63/PSK31 on all bands. QSL via ON6ZV,  direct  or  bureau.  More
        information at [TNX ON6OM]
HK0_sa - Joe, LU1FM will be active as 5J0B from San Andres  Island  (NA-033)
        from 21 March to 4 April. He will operate SSB and digital modes  on
        160-6 metres, and will take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest.  QSL
        direct to home call (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
HV     - HV0A will be activated by IK0FVC, IK0PRG, S53R  and  S53T  from  27
        February to 2 March, mainly during the  CQ  WW  160-Meter  Contest.
        Expect some CW activity outside the contest, with a  focus  on  the
        low bands. QSL via LoTW or direct to IK0FVC. [TNX NG3K]
J3     - Bob, G3PJT will be active once again as J34G  from Grenada (NA-024)
        on 12-25 March. He will operate mainly  CW  on  80-10  metres,  and
        will participate in the RSGB  Commonwealth  (BERU)  Contest  (14-15
        March). QSL via G3PJT and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ  will  be  back  to  the  weather  station  on  Minami
        Torishima (OC-073) and  be  active  as  JG8NQJ/JD1  from  mid-March
        until mid-June. He operates CW only in  his  spare  time.  QSL  via
        JA8CJY (direct) or JG8NQJ (bureau).
OZ     - A group of seven operators (DC7VS, DF8LS,  DG2RON,  DG3AZ,  DO2MRC,
        DO9DCT and PP5/HB9CJX) will be active  as  5P7Z  from  Nationalpark
        Vadehavet on  Romo  Island  (EU-125)  on  14-21  March.  They  will
        operate SSB, CW, PSK31, JT65  on  160-6  metres.  QSL  via  DG2RON,
        preferably through the OQRS on Club Log.
PA     - Marcel, PD5MVH  will  be  active  as  PD38EU  from  Ameland  Island
        (EU-038) from 28 February to 14 March, inclufind  participation  in
        the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
        DX Newsletter]
PJ4    - Klaus, DG1SGW will be active as PJ4/DG1SGW  from  Bonaire  (SA-006)
        on  1-12  March.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX]
PY     - PS7AB (SSB) and PP1CZ (CW and digital  modes)  will  be  active  as
        PR70FEB on 1-31 March. This is the third  of  a  series  of  twelve
        special callsigns;  the  suffix  stands  for  Forca  Expedicionaria
        Brasileira,  the  Brazilian  Expeditionary  Force    that    fought
        alongside the Allied powers in Italy during World War II.  QSL  via
        PS7AB, direct or bureau (email requests for  bureau  cards  can  be
        sent to ps7ab[@], LoTW and e QSL. A  special  certificate
        will be emailed in 2016 to stations who work at  least  10  special
        callsigns, by mode (SSB, CW or digital)  or  mixed  (three  modes).
        [TNX PS7AB]
T8     - Tevfik, TA1HZ will be active again as T88HZ  from  Koror  (OC-009),
        Palau on 5-12  March,  including  an  entry  in  the  ARRL  DX  SSB
        Contest. QSL via TA1HZ (bureau preferred) and  LoTW;  logsearch  on
        Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Taka, JA8COE [425DXN 1237]  now  plans to be active  as V63CO  from
        Maap, Yap Islands (OC-012)  on 1-5  March  and from Falalop, Ulithi
        Atoll  (OC-078) on  6-8 March.  QSL via  JA8COE, direct  only  (see for the links to Club Log's OQRS), and LoTW. He has a  blog
V6    -  Ken,  JR1JYR  will  be  active  as  V63JYR  from  Pohnpei (OC-010),
        Micronesia on 5-11 March. He  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  digital
        modes on 20-10 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW.
VK9L   - Steve, G0UIH will be active holiday style  as  VK2IAY/9  from  Lord
        Howe Island (OC-004) on 16-23 December. Operation will be SSB  only
        concentrating on 10, 15, 17  and  20  metres.  Look  around  14260,
        21260, 28460 and 18145 kHz. On returning to Australia,  between  23
        December  and  16  January  2016,  "there  is  a  good  chance   of
        activating other IOTA references around VK,  although  nothing  has
        yet been confirmed". QSL via G0UIH, direct or bureau. [TNX G0UIH]
VP2M   - Rob, N7QT will be active as  VP2MQT  from  Montserrat  (NA-103)  on
        11-25 March. He will operate CW, SSB and  digital  modes  on  80-10
        metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
VP8    - Denis, ZL4DB is now QRV as VP8DOZ [425DXN 1238]  from  King  Edward
        Point, South Georgia Island (AN-007) until late March/early  April.
        Look for him daily on  18160 kHz around  20  UTC.  He  has  been
        given permission to operate from the base radio room, and  his  QRV
        time can vary "depending on official use of the HF  station".  [TNX
        The Daily DX]
VQ9   -  Bob,  N7XR  will   be  back  to   Diego  Garcia  (AF-006),   Chagos
        Archipelago and be active as VQ9XR on 19-27 March. He will  be  QRV
        on 80-10 metres  SSB,  CW  and  RTTY.  QSL  direct  only  to  N7XR,
        preferably through the  OQRS  on  Club  Log  (please  refrain  from
        choosing the bureau option, as "all  ClubLog  requests  for  bureau
        cards will not be processed"). [TNX NG3K]
VU4    - Organized by  the  National  Institute  of  Amateur  Radio  (NIAR),
        Hamtech 2015  is  an  International  Conference  on  Amateur  Radio
        Communications that will be held at  Port  Blair,  Andaman  Islands
        (AS-001) on 6-7 March along with DXpedition  activities  until  the
        18th. Two callsigns have been issued, VU4I (to be  used  by  Indian
        operators)  and  VU4A  (for  operators  from  abroad).   QSL    via
        operator's instructions.
YB     - Imam, YB4IR expects to be active  as  YB4IR/7  from  Temajo  Island
        (OC-252) on 14-18 March. Plans are to be QRV on  40-10  metres  CW,
        SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (see  for
        the link to Club Log's OQRS for direct cards).
YN     - Once again Jeff,  N6GQ  will  be  active  as  YN2AA  from  Grenada,
        Nicaragua on 4-8 March, ARRL DX SSB Contest included.  Outside  the
        contest he will be QRV on 160-6 metres.  QSL  via  NN3W  and  LoTW.
        [TNX NG3K]

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

FT4TA ---> The Tromelin Island 2014 Story can be  read  online,  and  it  is
also possible to order the hardcover book. "We  choose  to  write  a  report
which would tell in details all that one would like to  know  in  connection
with such adventure: the 'behind the scenes' of FT4TA!", the team says.  "In
these days with of DQRM, anonymous and nasty comments, it does not exists  a
better answer than explaining, and try to sensitize, show the work done  for
a  so  ambitious  project".  Please  visit   (French
version) and (English version).

K1N ---> An interesting interview with Glenn Johnson,  W0GJ  on  the  recent
DXpedition to Navassa Island can be found  on  the  Mediterraneo  DX  Club's
website: It gives  good
food for thought, and it's definitely worth reading.

QSL VIA NR6M ---> Rex is  the  new  QSL  manager  for  A6/N2IEN,  FJ/KB2HZI,
logs have been uploaded to Club Log, and the OQRS has been enabled.

WRTC 2014 ---> Produced by  James  Brooks  (9V1YC),  the  WRTC2014  official
documentary  video  (59  minutes)  is  now   available    for    viewing  at James  took  advantage  of  nine  roving  video
teams to capture high definition footage of action at headquarters  and  out
in the field, artfully telling the WRTC2014 story  using  the  participants'
own words. Plans are to make a downloadable version available  in  the  near
future, to help facilitate use at club meetings.

+ SILENT KEYS + Hans Berg, DJ6TJ passed away on 18 February at 72  years  of
age. He was Chairman of the old IARU Region  1  HF  Working  Group  and  the
Region 1 HF Committee  from  1984  until  1993.  He  was  also  the  Foreign
Relations Committee Chairman of DARC (1982-2003).
Sandor "Alex" Gyorfi, HA7UW died unexpectedly  on  20  February.  "Alex  had
been a conscientious IOTA checkpoint since October  2005  and  during  these
ten years had shown himself to be a great supporter  and  friend  of  IOTA",
G3KMA says. He also "served the HA amateurs over a very long period  as  the
chief of the QSL bureau, setting a gold  standard  that  was  impossible  to


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3B8CF,  3B8DB,  3B8HC,  3B8MU,
3B9HA, 3D2AG/p (OC-060),  3D2ER,  3D2KM,  4L8A,  4S7VG,  4W/NB3MM  (OC-148),
4X266POPE, 4X6YY, 5R8M, 6W7SK,  7O2A,  7P8OC,  8P0P,  8Q7SN,  9H9NC,  9K2HN,
9M2SM, 9M2TO (AS-015), 9M4DX, 9N7AA, 9Z4A, A63DI (AS-021),  A63RI  (AS-124),
A71BX, A71EM, AT5RP  (AS-173),  B1Z,  BV7GC,  C21GC,  C6AWU,  C91JR,  CN8QN,
E77DX, EA9KB, EF0JC, EF6, EF6A,  ER3ZZ,  ES0/OH7KA,  EX8M,  FJ/N9SW,  FK8CE,
HV0A,  J28NC,  J3/AI5P,  J42SOE,  J6/DL7VOG,  J6/K9AW,   JD1BMH    (AS-031),
JF3ELH/6,  JT1CO,  JT5DX,  JW8G,  JY9FC,  KP4EIT,  KS4S/p  (NA-112),  MS0WRC
(EU-092),  N9BX/p,  NP4DX,  OD5NJ/p  (AS-108),  OK2AN,  OZ/PD7YY   (EU-172),
PJ2/K2PLF, PJ4VHF, PJ75M, PJ7PK (NA-247), PZ5RA, PZ5VB,  S01WS,  S0S,  T30D,
T32TV,  T6T,  T77BB,  TA7I,  TY1AA,  UP0L,  UP80DEDR,  V4/WJ2O,   V55V,  V6T
(OC-132), V85TL, VK9DLX, VK9LM, VP2EAQ, VP2ERJ, VP2MDX,  VP2WT,  VP8RAF/100,
VR2/IV3TAN  (AS-006),  VR2XAN,  VU2CVS,  VU4CB  (AS-033),  VU4KV,  VX9MOSKVA
(NA-068), WB8YJF (NA-067), WP4JCF,  WP4WW,  XR2T  (SA-086),  XW4ZW,  YB4IR/5
(OC-106, OC-107,  OC-109  and  OC-122),  YB4IR/8  (OC-076,  OC-145,  OC-157,
OC-222 and OC-224),  YB4IR/p  (OC-204),  YB8RW/p  (OC-070,  OC-076,  OC-145,
OC-157, OC-208, OC-209, OC-210, OC-213, OC-222 and  OC-224)YB9NBR  (OC-148),
YF4KHZ (OC-144), YL2014W, YS1/NP3J,  Z320E,  Z81D,  ZF2AH,  ZP5AJR,  ZP9MCE,
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