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04 April 2015

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5V     - Baldur, DJ6SI as 5V7BD (CW) and Jan, DJ8NK as 5V7JH (SSB and  RTTY)
        are active from Togo until 8 April. Plans are to be QRV  on  160-10
        metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q     - Andy, LZ2HM  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  8Q7SA  from  the
        Maldives (AS-013) on 3-12 April. He will be QRV  on  40-10  metres,
        and will also give 6 and 60 metres a try. QSL via LZ3SM.
9K     - 9K90IARU is the special  callsign  for  the  Kuwait  Amateur  Radio
        Society (9K2RA) to use until 30 April in celebration  of  the  90th
        anniversary of IARU. QSl via 9K2HN. [TNX IARU Region 1]
CT7    - Special callsign CS2015WARD will be  active  on  13-19  April  from
        various locations around  Portugal.  QSL  via  CT1REP.  The  suffix
        stands for World Amateur Radio Day, which is  celebrated  every  18
        April (the day when  the  International  Amateur  Radio  Union  was
        formed in 1925).
D4     - Alexander, HB9FDT will  be  active  as  D44TDK  from  Ilha  do  Sal
        (AF-086), Cape Verde on 16-24 April. He will be QRV on 20,  15  and
        10 metres. QSL via home call.
HB9    - The Swiss national amateur  radio  society  (Union  Schweizerischer
        Kurzwellenamateure, USKA) joins the celebrations  for  IARU's  90th
        anniversary with special event callsign  HB90IARU,  which  will  be
        used until 31 December. QSL  via  LoTW,  eQSL  and  via  bureau  to
LX     - Also celebrating  IARU's  90th  anniversary  are  Radioamateurs  du
        Luxembourg (RL) as LX90IARU until 30 April. QSL via LX2A.
PJ2    - Anja, PJ2/DH2AK and Torsten,  PJ2/DL1THM  will  be  active  holiday
        style from Curacao  (SA-099)  on  3-23  April.  They  will  operate
        mainly SSB and RTTY on the high bands. QSL via home  calls,  direct
        or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
PJ7    - Kevin, K4BDR will be active  as  PJ7/K4BDR  from  Sint  Maarten  on
        12-17 April. He  will  operate  SSB  and  digital  modes  on  40-10
        metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Paulo, PY2WZR and others will be  active  as  ZV2VS  from  Ilha  da
        Vitoria (SA-028) on 11-12 April.  The  amateur  radio  activity  is
        within a solidarity project aimed at  providing  basic  necessities
        baskets for about twenty destitute families living on  the  island.
        QSL via PY2WZR.
UA     - On 7 May 1895 radio  pioneer  Aleksandr  S.  Popov  gave  a  public
        demonstration  of  the  receiving  apparatus  he  had    developed.
        Celebrating  the  120th  anniversary  of  Popov's  accomplishments,
        R1895R, R2015R and other 26 commemorative  Russian  stations  (from
        R120RA to R120RZ) will be active until 30  April.  Details  on  the
        awards  available  for  working    them    can    be    found    at  QSL  via  UA3DX  for  all  callsigns
        (including UP120R from Kazakhstan).
VP5    - Once again Steve, VE3OC will be active holiday style  as  VP5/VE3OC
        from Providenciales (NA-002) on 11-16  April.  QSL  via  home  call
        (direct only), LoTW and eQSL.
VU    -  Commemorating   the   150th  anniversary   of   the   International
        Telecommunications Union, special callsign AT150ITU  will  be  used
        until 31 December on a  roster  basis  by  various  operators  from
        different locations around India. Logsearch and OQRS on  Club  Log;
        traditional direct cards should be sent to VU2CDP.  A  special  QSL
        card will be printed later in  the  year,  and  all  QSOs  will  be
        uploaded to LoTW. More details will be published in due  course  on
        the Amateur Radio Society of India's website (  [TNX
YB     - Din YB8RW, who operated from IOTA group OC-250 from 24 March  to  2
        April, is now active as YB8RW/3 from Poteran Island (OC-237)  until
        around 8 UTC on 5 April. This is the last stop  of  his  trip.  See for the link to Club Log's OQRS. [TNX YB3MM]
YB     - Previously QRV from Lemukutan Island (OC-252),  Imam,  YB4IR/7  has
        extendend his trip and is now active from  Serutu  Island  (OC-269)
        until around 23 UTC  on  6  April.  Along  with  him  are  YB7AM/p,
        YC7BOA/p and YC7CPN/p. See YB4IR on for  the  direct  links
        to Club Log's OQRS. [TNX W2FB]
YB     - Budi, YF1AR ( will be active as YF1AR/4 from  Enggano
        Island (OC-204) and lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-197)  on  3-6  April.  He
        will operate mainly SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via the OQRS  on  Club
        Log (preferred) or N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> TI9/3Z9DX, the February 2015 DXpedition to Cocos Island,  has
been accepted for DXCC credit.

POSTAL RATES (UK) ---> Postal rates in the  United  Kingdom  have  increased
since 30 March. The new rates for standard airmail letters are as follows:
               Europe   Rest of the world
up to 10 grams  GBP 1.00 GBP 1.00
up to 20 grams  GBP 1.00 GBP 1.33
up to 100 grams GBP 1.52 GBP 2.25
A Price Finder on-line tool is provided by Royal Mail (

QSL VIA LY5W ---> Sam is the QSL  manager  for  6Y2M  and  6Y5/VE8DX.  Cards
should be sent direct only to Saulius Zalnerauskas, P.O. Box 1081,  LT-49006
Kaunas, Lithuania. See for a list of other callsigns  he
manages. [TNX LY5W]

VK0EK ---> The Northern California DX Foundation has announced  a  grant  of
$50,000 to VK0EK, the Heard Island  DXpedition  [425DXN  1237]  planned  for
November 2015 ( "the grant is  contingent  on  completing
the  contract  with  the  vessel,  but  this  is  considered  a   relatively
straightforward process, probably complete  by  mid-April",  the  organizers
say. "With that, the expedition has obtained  its  major  components  (team,
transportation, finances), so preparations  of  facilities,  equipment,  and
logistics will move forward".

VP8  2016  --->  VP8STI  and  VP8SGI  are  the  callsigns   issued  for  the
Intrepid-DX Group to use during  their  DXpedition  to  South  Thule  Island
(South Sandwich) and South Georgia Island  [425DXN  1241].In  addition,  the
team will use VP8IDX (Intrepid DX Group) from Stanley, Falkland Islands  and
during their voyage to South Sandwich  and  South  Georgia.  The  DXpedition
will take place in January-February 2016. The team will be  on  each  island
for ten days, with eight full days of radio. "Our plans are  moving  forward
in all aspects including our team's first  $54,000  installment  to  the  RV
Braveheart being paid on April 1, 2015", they say. "To date, we have  raised
$90,000 towards our goal of raising  $215,000.  This  puts  us  40%  of  our
target. We would welcome additional support from the many  DX  Clubs  around
the globe, particularly those in Europe and Asia who have not yet  supported
our efforts". See for complete details.  [TNX

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A/F4FET    F4FET       DG150ZRS    DL1MIL      P33W        UA3DX
3A/F4HAU    F4HAU       DU1/A61DJ   A61BK       P3F         M0URX
3A90IARU    3A2ARM      DU1IST      JA1HGY      P3N         RW3RN
3G3O        CE3OP       E2X         E20GMY      P40L        WA3FRP
3G5EC       CE5PHI      E50A        E51AND      PA70ASN     PC9C
3V8SS       LX1NO       E51ANQ      DJ5NQ       PJ4/KU8E    K4BAI
3W3W        JA1WBW      E7DX        E77E        PJ4/WW4LL   K4BAI
3XY5M       PA7FM       ED1R        EC1KR       PJ4DX       M0URX
3Z6V        SP6DVP      ED2C        EA2RCF      PJ4Z        K4BAI
4A5XX       XE1EE       ED7R        EA7IZJ      PJ7PL       WA1ZAM
4D1R        A61BK       ED8T        EA8CZQ      PJ7TM       K2GSJ
4H1T        DU1IVT      ED9CA       EB9PH       PQ0T        PP5BZ
4L2IKA      EA7FTR      EF1W        EA1WS       PQ2ZXT      PR8ZX
4L2M        EA7FTR      EF7A        EC7ABV      PR5D        PY5DC
4L5O        N3SL        EF7T        EC7AKV      PS5A        PY5VC
4M5W        IT9DAA      EF8R        EB7DX       PS70FEB     PS7AB
4S7KKG      DC0KK       EF8S        OH2BYS      PV150ITU    PR7AYE
4U5F        S57DX       EF8Z        EA8AVJ      PV7M        PT7ZT
4X2M        4X4DZ       EG90IARU    EA4URE      PW2D        M0OXO
4X7A        4Z4OQ       EH90IARU    EA4URE      PX150ITU    PR7AYE
4X7R        4X6OM       EI1A        PA3249      PX2A        PY2VM
4Z0DX       4Z4DX       ER4A        ER1FF       PX2F        PY2PT
4Z6T        N4GNR       ET3AA       N2OO        PX5E        AI4U
5B4AJC      UA3DX       EX8TR       RW6HS       PX5Z        PP5BI
5E5E        W7EJ        FM5BH       W3HNK       S01WS       EA2JG
5H3EE       DL4ME       G2F         G8HDK       S0S         EA2JG
5J0B        LU1FM       G9V         M0PCB       S570Z       S59DKR
5R8AL       G3SWH       GD3NKC      G3NKC       S61KK       JH1ILX
5W1SA       JA1DXA      GX4TSW      G4RRA       SK3W        SM5DJZ
5X8B        DL3YM       H27A        RW3RN       SN2M        SP2XF
6W1SR       F6EPY       H2T         5B4XF       SN3A        SP3GEM
6Y4DX       VA3EGG      H44QQ       DF5UG       SO4M        SP4MPG
6Y4W        5B4WN       HB75FCTCP   HB9EFJ      SO9Q        SP9QMP
7Q7BP       G3MRC       HC0E        HC1JQ       SO9T        SQ9ORQ
8P6DR       G3RWL       HC2AO       RC5A        SU9VB       UA4WHX
8Q7NT       DL1RNT      HG7T        HA7TM       SX3B        SV1BDO
8S0C        SM0MPV      HI0UD       W2CCW       SX9C        SV9COL
9A19RBM     9A4J        HK1R        K6IPM       SZ3P        SV3DCX
9A73A       9A2RD       HK3TK       F5CWU       T6MH        W2GR
9H3KA       SP6AXW      HL2ZBD/3    JK3IJQ      T6T         RW6HS
9H3PA       SQ6OXC      HO1C        HP1CQ       T71DX       I4ZQS
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      HO2C        HP2BWJ      TC100GLB    TA1CM
9M2QQ       DF5UG       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       TF3CW       LX1NO
9M2SI       9M2OOO      HS0AC       HS5NMF      TG9IIN      K4TI
9M4DX       JA6IDJ      HV0A        IK0FVC      TM0T        F4DXW
9M6XRO      M0URX       HZ1HZ       N7RO        TM17CV      F8FZC
9M6ZAE      W3HNK       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      TM1A        F6KOP
9V50XX      9V1XX       IB2A        I2PJA       TM2F        F4GTT
9Y4W        DL4MDO      IB9T        IT9TQH      TM33A       F1UJS
A25GF       ZS6AYU      II2S        IZ2FOS      TM5A        F5VHJ
A60A        IZ8CLM      II6T        IZ4EFP      TM6M        F4DXW
A61QQ       IZ8CLM      II9P        IT9CHU      TM77M       F5MUX
A61SM       IZ8CLM      IK2SGL/OA8  IK2AQZ      TM7D        F6CQU
A61ZA       IZ8CLM      IO2X        IK2FTB      TO4C        M0OXO
A61ZX       IZ8CLM      IO7T        IZ7ECL      TO6D        F6ITD
A62A        IZ8CLM      IO9A        IT9YVO      TR8CA       F6CBC
A65BP       UA6MF       IR4M        I4IFL       UN0LL       W3HNK
A65DR       N4GNR       IR9W        IW0HBY      UP0L        DL8KAC
A71BX       EA7FTR      J79KL       KI2L        UP120R      UA3DX
A71EM       EA7FTR      J79WTA      HB9MFM      UP2L        UA9AB
AF1Y/KH0    DU1CKF      JD1BOW      JA0JHQ      V21ZG       DL7AFS
AH0YL       JP3AYQ      JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  V31MA       M0OXO
AP2NK       W3HNK       JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ [b]  V6Z         N3SL
B3C         DL8UI       KH2KY       JA1MFR      V73NS       W3HNK
B4W         BA4WL       KL5DX       N5XZ        VK4KW       N3SL
BV0J        BM2JCC      KP2DX       EB7DX       VK5CE/p     VK5CE
C21EU       DL2AWG      KP4BD       NP3LT       VP2ETE      W3HNK
C4A         5B4KH       KP4RV       AI4U        VQ9XR       N7XR
C4Z         G3SWH       L47H        EA5KB       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
C5YK        ON6EG       LO7H        LU7HW       WP2Z        KU9C
CB2S        CE2AND      LQ4D        LU4DQ       WP3C        W3HNK
CB3F        CE3PDF      LQ7E        EA5KB       WP4X        NP3O
CB7R        CE7FKG      LR0DX       EA5KB       XE2B        EA5OL
CE2AWW      N7RO        LT0H        EA7FTR      XL3A        VE3AT
CE3CT       EA5KB       LT7F        EA5KB       XP1A        OZ1ACB
CE3WW       XQ4CW       LT7H        EA5GL       XW1IC       E21EIC
CN2AA       UA2FM       LU1FAM      AC7DX       XX9O        XX9AU
CN2AT       EA9AA       LU5FF       EA5KB       YB9/DJ7XJ   OZ7XJ
CN2CO       UA2FM       LX4B        LX1TI       YP0AS       YO3AS
CN2EA       OH0XX       LX7I        LX2A        YP0C        YO3CZW
CN2ES       LU9ESD      LY90IARU    LY3BY       YP3A        YO3KPA
CN2HA       EA9HA       LZ883PI     LZ1KCP      YP7P        YO7LFV
CN2OT       LU8EOT      LZ90IARU    LZ1BJ       YR1A        YO3JR
CN2R        W7EJ        MD4K        G3NKC       YU178SB     YU1KN
CN2XR       M0DXR       MJ5Z        M0CFW       YW4D        EA7JX
CN3A        IV3ZXQ      NH2KY       JR3QFB      YW5N        W4SO
CO6LC       IZ1GDB      NP2X        K5WW        ZF1A        K6AM
CO8DM       KU9C        NP3A        WD8CW       ZL7E        ZL1ALZ
CO8LY       EA7ADH      NP4A        W3HNK       ZM2IO       DK7AO
CQ3L        DJ6QT       NP4Z        N4AO        ZV150ITU    PR7AYE
CR5A        CT1FFU      NR7DX       N9RV        ZV2K        PY2SHF
CR5L        CT1DSV      OD5ZZ       NI5DX       ZV5D        PY5JR
CR6T        CT1ESV      OH0B        OH2BH       ZW150ITU    PR7AYE
CS2C        OK1RF       OK7Z        OK2ZI       ZW5B        K3IRV
CT9/UA9CDC  G3SWH       OL7M        OK1YM       ZW5T        PY5ZD
CV3D        CX2ABC      OL9A        OK2ZAW      ZW7NDG      PS7AW
CV5A        CX2ABC      OM7M        OM3PA       ZX150ITU    PR7AYE
CX9AU       EA5GL       OP0P        ON6DP       ZX2B        PY2MNL
D44TBO      SM6MCW      OP2A        ON5CD       ZY150ITU    PR7AYE
D4C         IZ4DPV      OU0POLIO    OZ1ACB      ZY2A        PP2BO
D7G         6L0NJ       OY1OF       M0URX       ZY2B        PY2UD
DC0LGST     DF0CK       OZ90IARU    OZ0J        ZZ150ITU    PR7AYE

9M2M     Hairil Anuar Abdul Hamid, 49 F Jalan 2, Taman Sri Mawar, 02600
        Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
BP0P     A.R.T. QSL Service, P.O.Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan
CX2ABC   Lupo Bano Negreira, Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo,
DL2AWG   Guenter Gassler, Eichertstrasse 8, 07589 Muenchenbernsdorf, Germany
HK3C     John Bartlett, P.O. Box 25242, Miami FL 33102-5242, USA
I4ZQS    Stefano Lino Muccini, Via Primo Maggio 3, 47853 Coriano RN, Italy
LU1FM    Jose Luis Murano, Calle M. Belgrano 7656, S3004GPT, Santa Fe,
N3SL     Kim Larson, 22 N Hidden Acres Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51108, USA
PP5BZ    Fabio Martins, Rua dos Acorianos 276, Vila Nova, Imbituba - SC,
        88782-000, Brazil
PR7AYE   Murilo Martins Ferreira, Av. Sabiniano Maia 715, Guarabira - PB,
        58200-000, Brazil
UA2F     Ulrich Mueller, 13 Kreutzacker, 35041 Marburg, Germany
V63KI    A4maniax, c/o Sankei Koshinsya Co Ltd., 6-20-6 Hirai, Edogawa-ku,
        Tokyo, 132-0035, Japan
VK5CE    Craig Edwards, P.O. Box 2160, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
ZL1ALZ   John Balsillie, 48 Fraser Road, Pokeno 2471, New Zealand
F6EPY    Dominique Auprince, 24  Boulevard des Molieres, 46200 Souillac,
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