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425 DX News #1295
27 Feb 2016

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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4W     - Bert, PE7T and James, 9V1YC have been active again as  4W/PE7T  and
         4W/N1YC from Timor Leste since 21 February, and will  remain  there
         until 1 March. They  operate  SSB  and  CW  on  80-10  metres.  QSL
         4W/N1YC via W5UE and LoTW, QSL  4W/PE7T  via  bureau  to  PE7T  and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
4X     - Amir, 4X6TT and possibly others will be active as 4X429DS from  the
         Dead Sea, Earth's lowest elevation on land (429  metres  below  sea
         level), on 3-6 March. QSL via N4GNR.
7X     - Operators from the Algerian Amateur  Radio  Union  will  be  active
         from five lighthouses in the  next  coming  months.  They  will  be
         using speciall callsigns whose suffixes form the word  "lighthouse"
         as follows: 7Y9LI from Cap Ivi (28 April-2  May),  7Y9GH  from  Cap
         Tenes (19-23 May), 7Y9TH from Ras Afia  (14-18  July),  7Y9OU  from
         Cap Fer Marsa (18-22  August)  and  7Y9SE  from  Cap  Sigli  (15-19
         September). QSL for all callsigns via SM4VPZ.  Information  on  the
         free of charge certificate available  for  working  these  stations
         can be found at
9A     - To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the  Croatian  Association  of
         Technical Culture, several stations have been allowed to  add  "70"
         to their prefix and use this special callsign until the end of  the
         year. For instance, Tom 9A2AA will be active as 9A702AA,  and  9A0A
         (Croatian national society) will use 9A700A. [TNX 9A2AA]
CE     - Martin,  LU9EFO  will  be  active  as  XR7LU  from  Isla  Ascension
         (SA-043) on 18-22 March. QSL via F4BHW. [TNX DX World]
E5_sc  - Don, VE7AQA will be active holiday style as E51AQA  from  Rarotonga
         (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 4-19 March. He will operate SSB  on
         the HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
FK     - Arnaud, JG1XMV is active as FK/JG1XMV from  New  Caledonia,  namely
         Ile des Pins  (OC-032,  26-29  February)  and  Ouvea  (OC-033,  1-3
         March). QSL via JG1XMV. [TNX DX World]
HC     - Bill, W0OR will be active again as HC1WDT from  Cotacachi,  Ecuador
         from 2 March to 29 April. He will operate mainly CW with some  RTTY
         and SSB on 80-10 metres, with a focus on 30, 17 and  12m.  QSL  via
         W0OR (direct) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
HS     - A team from the Southern Thailand DX Club (STDXC)  will  be  active
         as E20HHK/p from  Maeo  Island  (AS-145)  on  3-5  March.  QSL  via
         E20HHK. [TNX The Daily DX]
IS0    - A number of ARI  club  stations  from  Sardinia  (EU-024)  will  be
         active on 28  February:  IQ0AG/p  (Cagliari),  IQ0AI/p  (Carbonia),
         IQ0AK/p (Porto Torres), IQ0AL/p  (Capoterra),  IQ0AM/p  (Quartu  S.
         Elena), IQ0EH (Arbatax), IQ0SS/p (Sassari).  If  you  work  any  of
         them, make sure you log them properly as  Sardinia  (IS0)  and  not
         Italy. [TNX IS0JMA]
JW     - Look for Manfred JW/DK1BT, Wolf JW/DL4WK, Sigi JW/DL7DF  and  Frank
         JW/DL7UFR to be active from Longyearbyen  (EU-026),  Svalbard  from
         30 March to 4 April. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and  PSK31  on
         160-10 metres with two stations. QSL via DL7DF (logsearch and  OQRS
         for bureau and direct cards on  and  LoTW.  [TNX
P4     - Aruba's national flag and anthem were adopted in March 1976;  on  1
         January  1986,  Aruba  gained  "status  aparte"  and    became    a
         constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  in  its  own
         right (and, DXCC wise, a new Entity was  born).  Celebrating  these
         anniversaries, special callsign  P40AUA  will  be  active  on  1-31
         March. QSL via P43E.
PZ     - K0BBC and N0AT will be ative as PZ5W from Suriname  on  2-8  March.
         They will operate CW, SSB  and  PSK  on  160-10  metres,  including
         activity during the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL  via  N0AT  and  LoTW.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
S9     - Bruno, HB9BEI has been on Sao  Tome  since  25  February,  but  his
         luggage did not arrive. Hopefully it will on Sunday, with  activity
         as S9BK [425DXN 1293] expected to start on 29 February or 1  March.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Fred, SM7DAY will be active again as SM7DAY/p from  Senoren  Island
         (EU-138) on 12-18 March. He operates mainly CW, but  will  also  be
         QRV on SSB and PSK. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau;  OQRS  on
         Club Log. [TNX SM7DAY]
T8     - Ken, BM2JCC as T88KH and Hagen, DL2KUH  as  T88KU  will  be  active
         from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 17-21 March.  QSL  T88KH  via  BM2JCC
         and Club Log's OQRS; QSL T88KU via DL2KUH (bureau preferred),  LoTW
         and eQSL.
UA     - Special event stations R12APR (QSL via  R3LO),  R1934G    (QSL  via
         R3LC), R1961G (QSL via RV3LZ),  R55CPK  (QSL  via  UA3LMR),  RG55GC
         (QSL via RZ3LC), RG61PP (QSL via RZ3LC),  RK55GG  (QSL  via  RZ3LC)
         and RL55GC (QSL via R3LA) will be active from 1 March to  30  April
         to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first  manned
         flight into outer space (12 April  1961).  See  for
         complete information on the event  and  the  relevant  certificates
         and plaque. [TNX RV3LZ]
UA     - Mike, UA1QV will be active as RI1PA from  Kolguev  Island  (EU-085)
         on 5-19 March. QSL via home  call,  logsearch  on  Club  Log.  [TNX
UA     - Andrey R9XC, Yuri UA0KBG and Victor UA3AKO plan  to  be  active  as
         RT92KA  from  Alyumka  Island  (AS-092)  for  at  least  five  days
         indicatively between 20 and 25 April. Actual dates will  depend  on
         local conditions. They will operate CW and SSB on 40,  30,  20,  17
         and 15 metres with two stations. QSL via UA3AKO, direct  or  bureau
         (OQRS). [TNX]
UA     - Celebrating Russian Robinson Club's 23rd  anniversary,  a  team  of
         four (R7AL, RA1ZZ, RA3AV and UD0XAA)  will  be  active  as  UE23RRC
         from Kambal'nyy (Toporkov) Island (AS-142)  on  9-14  August.  This
         IOTA group was  activated  only  once,  back  in  1999.  They  will
         operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and  10  metres  with  two
         stations. Logsearch and OQRS for direct and bureau  cards  on  Club
         Log. Further information on
W      - Erik, N5WR will be active as N5WR/4 from  Dauphin  Island  (NA-213)
         on 11-18 March. He will operate mainly CW. QSL via home call.  [TNX
         DX World]
YB     - Imam, YB4IR plans to  be  active  as  YB4IR/3  from  Bawean  Island
         (OC-197) on 23-27 March. QSL via home call, direct or  bureau  (see for the link to Club Log's OQRS for direct cards). [TNX  DX

SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA TRIP --->  Daniel,  DL5YWM  will  be  travelling  to
Peru,  Honduras and  El Salvador in March.  He will be active  as OA4/DL5YWM
from Lima on 12-25 March, as HR4/DL5YWM from  Isla del Tigre (NA-060) on 25-
27 March and as YS3/DL5YWM from Isla Meanguera (NA-190) on 27-31 March.  QSL
via home call, direct or bureau.

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

7P8C ---> Club Log's OQRS for the recent  DXpedition  to  Lesotho  has  been
activated. >From 8 to 17 February 50180  QSOs  with  17297  unique  callsigns
were made (26908 SSB, 19236 CW and 4036 RTTY). Further  information  on  the
operation and a photo gallery can be found at

FT4JA ---> "Last month, we reached a milestone with the shipment by  sea  of
our equipment which marks a definite point of  no  return  for  the  project
both for logistical and financial support", the FT4JA team  reported  on  23
February. Departure  for  Juan  de  Nova  is  expected  on  26  March,  with
operations planned between  29  March  and  11  April.  There  will  be  six
stations active on the HF bands, and one station  for  6m.  Read  the  Press
Release  on,  and  pay  attention  to  the  band  plan
coordinated  with  VK0EK.  Further  information,  including  QSL  route  and
real-time monitoring, is expected a few days before departure.

VK0EK & AUDIOLOG ---> "This service enables us to call on a  telephone  from
any location (including from Heard Island), and  make  an  audio  recording.
The system automatically captures the audio track, and  provides  it  online
for anyone to listen with  any  browser.  You  can  listen  to  the  initial
recordings by going to". The Audio Log entries  will
be  posted  daily  to  DXpedition's website ( in the  News

VP8STI/VP8SGI & LOTW ---> "Although our previous policy  was  to  give  LoTW
only to those who requested a QSL card and then do a  full  LoTW  upload  in
September", the Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team announced  on  28  February,  "we
have just now decided to do a full upload to  LoTW  as  our  way  of  saying
'thank  you'  for  everyone's  generous  support!  We  have  just  completed
uploading the entire VP8STI and VP8SGI logs to Log Book of the World.  Soon,
we will upload VP8IDX and VP8DRC logs to LoTW as well.  We  hope  that  this
gesture will negate the need to send us bureau  cards  which  we  feel  will
someday be replaced by Log Book of the World. It is our  hope  to  encourage
and promote this development. Soon, you will be able  to  read  accounts  of
our journey and we will produce a nice video which we will  share  with  you
at no cost".

+ SILENT KEY + Norman Pascoe, G4USB passed away on 11 February. He  was  one
of the founders and the yearly organiser of the International  Marconi  Day,
one  of  the  most  popular  events  in  amateur  radio.  Both  the  event's
( and the Cornish Radio Amateur Club's ( websites  are
currently offline. "We are trying to sort this and  gain  access  to  them",
Steve G7VOH says, "but it will take some considerable time.  For  those  who
have already registered there is have nothing more to do but if anyone  need
to register please email crac.imd[@] and they will be  added to the
list". [TNX RSGB]


QSLs received  direct  or  through  managers:  3B9FR,  3D2RJ,  3W1D,  3W3MD,
3W3MD/p (AS-062), 3XY5M, 5E2E,  5H3EE,  6Y4K,  7Q7BP,  BU2AW,  C37N,  C92ZO,
(AS-090), DS2GOO/4 (AS-093),  DU7ET,  EI90IARU,  EP6T  (AS-166),  FM/DL7VOG,
GD6IA, H44MY, J6/DL7VOG,  J6/K4ZGB,  J87GU,  JD1BMH,  K5P  (OC-085),  KL7KY,
PX8K (SA-042), R7AL/0 (AS-172),  RT22MC,  RT9K/0  (AS-203),  S79C  (AF-119),
S9TM  (AF-023),  ST90IARU,  SV2ASP/A,  SV5BYR,  T2GC,  T2TT,  T45FM,  T46FY,
T88UW,TA2AO/4, TI9/3Z9DX, TK/S53XX, TX3X,  TZ4AM,  TZ9A,  V5/DL3DXX,  V63TO,
V73D, VK6BP/p (OC-071), VY0M (NA-248), W100AW, W1AW/KH8, W7D, XE2X,  YJ0AFU,
YT5W, YT90NS, YW5Z (SA-059), ZA/YT5Z, ZD8W, ZF2MJ.
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