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425 DX News #1252
02 May 2015

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3B     - Jose, EA5IDQ will be active as 3B8/EA5IDQ from  Mauritius  (AF-049)
        on 10-18 May and as 3B9/EA5IDQ from  Rodrigues  (AF-017)  on  19-23
        May. From both locations he will  operate  SSB  and  RTTY  on  40-6
        metres. QSL via EA5IDQ, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club  Log).  [TNX
8Q     - Sascha, DG4ABE will be active holiday as 8Q7BI  from  the  Maldives
        (AS-013) on 10-17 May. He will operate  mainly  digital  modes  and
        some SSB on 20-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
F      - Dates have changed for the F/G6AY/p operation from Cezembre  Island
        (EU-157) [425DXN 1251], and activity is now expected to take  place
        on 16-19 August.  Jim  G3RTE,  Phil  G3SWH  and  Matt  MJ0ASP  will
        operate CW on 30-10 metres with two stations during their  daylight
        hours only. QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau (log  search  and  OQRS
        at, and LoTW. [TNX G3SWH]
G     -  The  RNARS  London Group ( will  run special event
        station  GB70VE  on 1-31 May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of
        VE Day (8  May 1945) that marked the end of World War II in Europe.
        QSL via G0TOC.
GM     - Elaine 2E1BVS, John G3WFK,  Glenn  G6HFF  and  Val  G6MML  will  be
        active as GB3WOI from the Isle of Westray, Orkney Islands  (EU-009)
        between 2 and 16 May. They will operate mainly SSB and PSK31 on  40
        and 20 metres, and maybe on other HF and VHF bands. QSL via G6MML.
GU     - The Guernsey Amateur Radio  Society  will  activate  special  event
        station GU70LIB on  8-10  May  for  the  70th  anniversary  of  the
        Liberation of Guernsey during World  War  II.  QSL  via  operator's
HL     - Special callsign DT50KJ will be activated from Seoul from 1 May  to
        30 June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the  normalization  of
        relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea. QSL via HL1IWD.
I      - II2EXPO is the special callsign  that  ARI  Milano  will  be  using
        during Expo Milano 2015, the Universal Exhibition that the city  of
        Milan will host from 1 May to 31 October. QSL via bureau to  IQ2MI,
        LoTW and eQSL. Information on the award  programme  on  A
        second special callsign, IR2EXPO  (QSL  via  bureau  to  9A8ARS  or
        direct  to  IK2TTO),  will  be  used  by  John,  IK2JYT  and  other
        operators during the same period.
JA     - Special event station 8N13ARDF will be active  from  1  May  to  30
        September for the 10th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships, that  will
        be held in Shibukawa-shi, Gunma in early September. All  QSOs  will
        be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards  should  be
        sent to JA1SVP.
LZ     - Special station LZ2015KM will be active on all bands and  modes  on
        1-31 May to celebrate St. Kiril and Methodius' Day  (24  May).  QSL
        via LZ1BJ (email requests for bureau  cards  to  lz1bj[@]
        and LoTW.
OZ     - Celebrating the 70th anniversary  of  the  end  of  World  War  II,
        OZ5MAY will be active on 4-5 May, after 17:30 UTC  on  40,  30  and
        possibly 20  metres.  QSL  via  bureau,  or  direct  to OZ1ACB. See  for   information   about  the
        certificate. [TNX OZ1IKY]
PJ5    - Jeff, NM1Y has been active as PJ6/NM1Y from Saba (NA-145) since  24
        April and will remain there until 11 May. So far he  has  been  QRV
        on 20, 15, 12 and 10  metres  RTTY  and  SSB.  QSL  via  home  call
        (direct) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - PS7AB (SSB) and PP1CZ (CW and digital  modes)  will  be  active  as
        PT70FEB on 1-31 May. This is  the  fifth  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), LoTW and eQSL. Information on  the  award
        [TNX PS7AB]
PY0F   - Celso, PU2WDX will be active as ZW0FWA  from  Fernando  de  Noronha
        (SA-003) on 3-7 May. He will operate SSB and digital modes  on  80,
        40, 15, 12 and 10 meters. QSL via LoTW or direct ot home call.
SV     - Special callsign SX10TARG will be used on  3-17  May  to  celebrate
        the 10th anniversary of the Thessaloniki Amateur Radio  Group.  QSL
        via SZ2T.
V3     - Mike, VO1OK will be active as V31OK from Ambergris  Caye  (NA-073),
        Belize on 1-6 May. He will operate SSB on  40,  20,  10  and  maybe
        other  bands.  QSL  via  VO1OK  (direct),  LoTW  and  eQSL.    [TNX]
VK9L   - Christoph, DL1YAF will be on a "camping tour" starting on 4 May  in
        Perth (VK6), with plans to  "travel  all  the  way  up  to  Darwin"
        (VK8). From 30 May to 3 June he will be  active  holiday  style  on
        80-10 metres SSB  and  CW  as  DL1YAF/VK9  from  Lord  Howe  Island
        (OC-004). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
VK9X   - Nobuhaki, JA0JHQ (  will  be  active  as
        JA0JHQ/VK9 from Christmas Island (OC-002)  on  7-10  May.  He  will
        operate  CW  and  SSB  on  40-6  metres.  QSL  via  JA0JHQ,  bureau
        (preferred) or direct.
W      - Look for WA0SPG/4 to be active from the Dry  Tortugas  (NA-079)  on
        4-6 May. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF bands, and SO-50  and
        FO-29 satellites. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
W      - Tim, K5AC  will  be  active  from  the  Dry  Tortugas  (NA-079  and
        ARLHS-USA-316) on  7-8  May.  He  also  plans  to  be  active  from
        Loggerhead Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-236) for about four  hours  on
        8 May. QSL via home call. [TNX K5AC]
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM was active as YB3MM/9 from Kenawa  Island  (claimed  to
        count for IOTA group OC-150) on 30 April until  around  16.30  UTC.
        He then moved to Gili Meno Island (OC-150), where he expects to  be
        QRV until 2 May. See for QSLling options.
YB     - Budi, YF1AR ( will be active  as  YF1AR/7  from  Laut
        Island (OC-166) and Gunung Belingkar lighthouse  (IDO-105)  on  1-3
        May. He will operate mainly SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via  the  OQRS
        on Club Log (preferred) or N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]

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

8P6DR MISSING RTTY LOGS ---> There is a  problem  with  logs  for  the  2015
activity, Richard G3RWL (8P6DR) reports. Some RTTY QSOs  were  lost  in  the
backup process. If you think you had an  RTTY  QSO  with  8P6DR  during  the
following dates: 25 March to 2 April, 4-8 April  and  9  April  (from  16.22
UTC) to 13 April, but the QSOs do  not  appear  in  Club  Log,  then  please
contact him immediately (g3rwl[@] After a few  days  (to  correct
any broken, or missing, callsigns) he will upload to LOTW. Later  amendments
will not get onto LOTW. Other information  is  on  his  page.  [TNX

NEPAL ---> After the devastating earthquake that  hit  Nepal  on  25  April,
14205 and 14215 kHz are being used by controlled nets  for  emergency  radio
traffic. Also 14300 kHz might be used,  so please keep these  frequencies  5
kHz clear of all  transmissions unless you are directly involved in contacts
with Nepal.
"The ARRL along with other groups around the world are trying to respond  to
the request for VHF handhelds and other  equipment  which  has  been  passed
over the 20m emergency nets",  IARU  reported  on  30  April.  "However  the
process to get even basic emergency supplies and  Search  and  Rescue  Teams
into the area is hampered by restricted capacity at  Kathmandu  Airport  and
Customs procedures".

OC-274 ---> Departure was delayed for 12 hours, and  YB4IR  and  YB8RW  left
Ambon around 2 UTC on 27 April. Apparently bad weather conditions  prevented
them from landing for quite some time, as they started activity  as  YB4IR/8
and YB8RW/p from Pulau Bingkudu, Penyu Islands (OC-274, new  one  for  IOTA)
on 29 April around 5 UTC. Then "a bad storm hit the islands", and they  were
off the air for over 24 hours as they "spent the  entire  day  drying  their
equipment". Operations resumed around 8 UTC on 1 May. The latest  report  on adds that Imam and Din now plan  to  stay
on the island until 3 May.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A90IARU    3A2ARM      E51SUA      N7SUA       SN85PZK     SP3POW
3B8CW       NI5DX       EG1WRD      EB1CAM      SN90IARU    SP1PMY
3D2KM       W6ZL        EG2WRD      EA2DOP      SO70VD      SP5ZIP
3XY5M       PA7FM       EG3WRD      EB3CW       SO85PZK     SP9HQJ
3Z0VD       SP5ZHJ      EG4WRD      EA4TD       SO90IARU    SQ6PWJ
3Z0WARD     SP6IEQ      EG5WRD      EA5HJY      SP0VD       SP5KAB
3Z70VD      SP5KOG      EG8TRV      EA8URA      SP70VD      SP5KCR
3Z85PZK     SP4JCP      EG90IARU/#  EA4URE      SP85PZK     SP0PZK
3Z90IARU    SP6JIU      EH90IARU/#  EA4URE      SP90IARU    SP7AH
4L5P        UT7QF       EI0IMD      EI1NC       SQ70VD      SP5ZRW
4L8A        K1BV        EI150ITU    EI6AL       SQ85PZK     SP3KWA
4M5M        W4SO        EI90IARU    EI6AL       SQ90IARU    SP7PTM
4O7TC       UA3TCJ      EK/DK7AO    DK7AO       ST2NH       EA7FTR
4O90IARU    4O7JAZ      EK/DL7UCX   DL7UCX      SX9PL       SP9KAT
5B4AAB      G8CLY       FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      T6MH        W2GR
5T0ITU      ON8RA       GB100MFA    G0UVX       T88DF       JH2DFJ
6Y5JH       EA5GL       GB1STG      M0PZT       TM0GA       F5MAG
7X4RJ       EB7DX       H44MS       DL2GAC      TM1IO       F5BZK
7X5KBS      EA7FTR      HF10GALEON  SP2YWL      TM2F        F4GTT
8P2K        KU9C        HF85PZK     SP7PGK      TM4JD       F8KGS
9G1AA       PA3ERA      HF90IARU    SP1MGM      TM6CFG      F5FAB
9H3OO       S55OO       HG90IARU    HA5MA       TM70IO      F5BZK
9M2/R6AF/P  R6AF        II0SPQR     IZ0YCB      TM80D       F4ELK
9M2TO       JA0DMV      II7AQP      IZ7ECL      TM80OIS     F5INJ
9M4CBP      9M6MZ       IR0IAR      IK6IJF      TM9B        ON4ZD
9M4MIA      9M2ESM      IY0GA       IS0JMA      TT8FC       EA3GWK
9M4TI       9M2RDX      IY0IMD      IZ0QPO      TX5P        F6BFH
A52AEF      JH3AEF      IY0ORP      IZ0FVD      UP70GA      UN8GA
A52ARJ      JA3ARJ      IY1MG       IQ1DI       UP70MIR     RW6HS
A52IVU      JA3IVU      IY1SP       I1ANP       UP70MM      UN7MAU
A52LSS      JH3LSS      IY4FGM      I4KMW       UP70O       UN1O
A9150ITU    IZ8CLM      IY5PIS      IW5AOT      UP70V       RW6HS
AH0J        JA1NVF      IY6GM       IK6VXO      UP7GN       RW6HS
AM890OM     DJ1OJ       IY7M        IZ7XNB      V31CS       HB9CLA
AO150A      EA4URE      J49TSL      SV2DGH      V31MA       M0OXO
AO150E      EA4URE      J79AUS      F6AUS       V47GIW      W4GIW
AO150G      EA4URE      J79WTA      HB9MFM      V63DX       JA7HMZ
AO150H      EA4URE      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      VK9NT       VK2CA
AO150I      EA4URE      JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      VP8VPC      VP8LP
AO150N      EA4URE      JW/UA3IPL   RW6HS       VQ9ET       DU7ET
AO150O      EA4URE      KB7OBU/KH2  JA3VXH      XV5HS       EA5ZD
AO150R      EA4URE      LY90IARU    LY3BY       YC8UTI      YB3MM
AO150T      EA4URE      LZ102SIB    LZ1KCP      YE60AA      YB1LZ
AO150U      EA4URE      LZ112RF     LZ1YE       YN/WJ2O     N2ZN
AO150V      EA4URE      LZ90IARU    LZ1BJ       YN5SU       TI4SU
AO2015WRD   EA4URE      MM0KLR      MM0GHM      YO90IARU    YO3KAA
AX5PAS      M0OXO       OE15M       OE1WHC      YP90IARU    YO3KAA
AX8AA       M0OXO       OE2015WCUP  OE3VSW      YQ90IARU    YO3KAA
AX9NT       VK2CA       OP0PPY      ON7LX       YR90IARU    YO3KAA
BI4WTTC     BA4EG [b]   OZ90IARU    OZ0J        Z21DX       PA3CPI
BI4WTTC     BD4SX [d]   PA2015KDD   PI4DEC      Z81Z        K4ZW
C6AGM       G3USR       PA45FREE    PD7YY       ZD8RH       G4DBW
C6AMR       N4MJR       PC45FREE    PD7YY       ZD9A        ZS1LS
CP6AA       IK6GPZ      PD45FREE    PD7YY       ZF2CI       M0URX
CP6XE       IK6GPZ      PF45FREE    PD7YY       ZF2LC       W2SM
CR6PS       CS5NRA      PV150ITU    PR7AYE      ZF8/ZF2CI   M0URX
CW1GM       CX2ABC      PX150ITU    PR7AYE      ZL100ANZAC  ZL3PAH
CX20U       EA5GL       R1945HS     RW6HS       ZV150ITU    PR7AYE
DJ90IARU    DL2VFR      R70ADS      R3DO        ZW150ITU    PR7AYE
DK0RZ       DL5HAQ      RM30SM      R3LO        ZW2WCA      PY2DS
DK65DARC    DF1QR       SN0VD       SP5PSL      ZX150ITU    PR7AYE
DL0DFF      DL3HBZ      SN0ZGP      SP6OPZ      ZY150ITU    PR7AYE
DL65DARC    DF1QR       SN70VD      SP5PEP      ZZ150ITU    PR7AYE

5V7SM    C.A.R. Marc, BP 1013, 87050 Limoges Cedex 2, France
9M2RDX   Mohd Rizal Mahmud, D-7-8 QTRS Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
        28000 Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia
DK7AO    Frank Proschmann, Waltersdorf 5, 07589 Lindenkreuz, Germany
DL7UCX   Ben Bruhn, Am Busch 34, 15806 Dabendorf, Germany
DU7ET    Robert M. Wright, P.O. Box 7, Valencia, 6215 Negros Oriental,
EK100    P.O. Box 22, 0002 Yerevan, Armenia
F6BFH    Alain Duchauchoy, 21 rue de la Republique, 76420 Bihorel, France
JA3ARJ   T. Ohkushi, 4-3-2-1305 Higashiizumigaoka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu,
        561-0861, Japan
JA3IVU   Jusei Kitai, 3-2-39-1202 Yasunaka-cho, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu,
        581-0085, Japan
JA7HMZ   Shoji Igawa, 17 Shirogane-cho, Yokobori, Yuzawa-shi, Akita-ken,
        019-0204, Japan
JG7PSJ   Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1 Mikamine, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi,
        Miyagi-ken, 982-0826, Japan
JH3AEF   Junichi Tojo, 1-16-20 Ajiro-kita, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka-fu,
        577-0058, Japan
JH3LSS   Kunio Miyagawa, 5-4-201 Kawanishi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken,
        662-0951, Japan
JI5RPT   Makoto Koyanagi, 37-1 S-507 Negishiasahi-dai, Naka-ku,
        Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 231-0854, Japan
PA3CPI   Peter Godlieb, Klaas Casterkomstraat 3, 1785 NC Den Helder,
PA7FM    Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, Netherlands
R6AF     Viktor Y. Kravchenko, ul. Mira d. 27, pos. Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka,
        Novorossysk, Krasnodarsky kray, 353997, Russia
VI4AE2   P.O. Box 343, Laidley QLD 4341, Australia
VK2CA    Allan Meredith, P.O. Box 890, Mudgee NSW 2850, Australia
VK3UUI   Shane Hean, 113 Tampa Road, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, Australia
W2GR     Michael J. Benjamin, 1064 99th St, Niagara Falls NY 14304, USA
ZS1LS    Allan Saul, P.O. Box 55206, Sunset Beach, 7435, South Africa
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