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16 Apr 2016

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9Q     - Elvira, IV3FSG will be  active  from  the  Democratic  Republic  of
         Congo for one month. She will operate SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on  80-10
         metres as 9Q0HQ/1 (22-30 April) and 9Q0HQ (1-22 May). QSL for  this
         operation via IK3GES. Logsearch on Club Log.
DU     - Bodo, DF8DX [425DXN 1293] realized  that  his  DU1WQY  licence  had
         expired "only one day before going to OC-128", and  hopes  to  have
         it renewed on 15 April. So activity  from  OC-128  could  not  take
         place, but he still plans to operate as DU1WQY/8 from OC-130  until
         19 April, and then as DU1WQY from OC-042 until the  24th.  QSL  via
E5_sc  - Doug, W6HB will be active again as E51DLD from Rarotonga  (OC-013),
         South Cook Islands from 24 April  to  10  May.  He  will  be  guest
         operating from the shacks of E51AND and E51JD. QSL via W6HB.
HA     - Humgarian  special  callsigns  HG225MSE,  HG225A,  HG225E,  HG225L,
         HG225M, HG225O, HG225R, HG225S and HG225U will be active  on  14-27
         April to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the birth  of  Samuel
         Morse. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW and eQSL;  paper  cards,
         if needed, should be sent direct only to HA5AGP before 31  October.
         Information on  the  Samuel  F.B.  Morse  Award  can  be  found  on
HB0    - For the fourth year in a row, a team from  the  PI4RAZ  Radio  Club
         will  be  active  from  Liechtenstein.   Look    for    HB0/PA2HGJ,
         HB0/PA2RDK, HB0/PA3CNO, HB0/PA3HK, HB0/PE0MGB and HB0/PE1FLO to  be
         active on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and PSK31 on 16-23 April.  QSL  via
         PE1FLO. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I      - IU7GSN, IW7EGQ and IZ7XIQ will be  active  as  IL7/IQ7NK  from  the
         Tremiti Islands (EU-050) on 17 April. QSL  via  IW7EGQ,  direct  or
         bureau; OQRS on Club Log. [TNX]
I      - ARI Fidenza ( will be active as  IQ4FE  on  18-28
         April to commemorate the Battle of  Collecchio-Fornovo,  fought  in
         late  April  1945  with  the  contribution   of    the    Brazilian
         Expeditionary Force. QSL via bureau to IQ4FE. [TNX IK4CIE]
JD1_oga- Koji, JI1LET,  will  be  active  agai  as  JD1BOI  from  Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 26 April to 6 May.  He  will  operate  CW,
         SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via JI1LET, direct or bureau.
T8     - Tak, JR1EFG will be active as T88FG  from  Koror  Island  (OC-009),
         Palau on 21-25 April. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via JR1EFG and LoTW. [TNX JR1EFG]
TN     - Philippe, F5MVB and Joel, F5AOW are planning to be active as  TN2MP
         and TN2BJ respectively from the Congo Republic sometime  in  "April
         or May". Exact dates are still to be confirmed. [TNX DX World]
V3     - Andre DL1AS (V31DL), Martin DM4IM (V31IM) and Erwin  DK4BX  (V31BX)
         will be active from Belize from 20 April to 20  May.  "While  there
         they plan to help launch the Belize Amateur Radio  Club  (BARC)  in
         support of reestablishing IARU membership for the V3 Amateur  Radio
         society",  and  they  will  also  be  QRV  as  V3V  (the  new  club
         callsign). QSL V3V via V31BZ, others via home calls and LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
V3     - Mike, VO1OK will be active as V31OK from Belize in late April-early
         May.  He will start  on 25 April  from  Belize City, and  then will
         move to  Ambergris Caye  (NA-073)  from  28 April to 3 May. QSL via
         home call.
VU     - Special callsign AU6HAP will  be  in  use  from  the  UNESCO  World
         Heritage Site of Hampi,  the  capital  of  the  Vijayanagar  Empire
         (1336-1556),  on  17-20  April.  Six  operators  (VU2BRJ,   VU2DSI,
         VU2KOC, VU3KOD, VU3NXU and VU3WON) will be QRV on 40,  20,  15  and
         10 metres. QSL via VU2DSI (direct). [TNX NG3K]
YB     - Look for Robby, YD4IRS to be active as YD4IRS/5 from  North  Pagai,
         Mentawai Islands (OC-215) on 19-23 April. He  will  operate  CW  on
         80, 40, 15 and 10 metres, maybe with some SSB on 80  and  40m.  QSL
         direct to YD4IRS (OQRS on Club Log), eQSL and LoTW. [TNX DX World]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE  --->  The  March  2016  issue  is  now  available  for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

FT4JA  --->  Started  on  30  March,  the  DXpedition   to    Juan  de  Nova
( went QRT on 10 April around  21  UTC,  after  105,570
QSOs (50,309 CW, 45,251 SSB, 10,010 RTTY) and 23,8% of unique  callsigns  in
the log. Club Log's OQRS for direct and bureau has been enabled.

R3CA/0 ---> "The Great  Northern  Way"  expedition  [425DXN  #1299]  is  now
progressing eastward along the coast of Yakutia to  Chukotka.  Depending  on
local conditions, there are plans to operate  from  several  islands  -  the
first one is expected to be Bol'shoy Begichev (AS-152).  Other  IOTA  groups
mentioned are AS-082, AS-163, AS-029, AS-164 and AS-070. On 18 April  UA9OBA
will  join  the  expedition,  whose    progress    can    be    followed  on [TNX]

VK0EK  --->  Started  on  23  March,  the  DXpedition    to    Heard  Island
( went QRT on  11  April  around  1  UTC,  after  75,344  QSOs
(56,114 CW, 15,812 SSB and 3,412 DIGI) and 28% of unique  callsigns  in  the
log.  The  OQRS  for  direct  and    bureau    cards    can    be  found  on

VK0LD ---> On 4 April Mike Coffey, KJ4Z, operated as VK0LD from his home  in
Palo Alto (California), remotely controlling  one  of  the  VK0EK  operating
positions. He worked 41 stations on 20m CW in 50 minutes.  The  licensee  of
VK0LD is Alan Cheshire, VK6CQ, who was a  team  member  of  VK0EK  on  Heard

+ SILENT KEY + Mike Goode, N9NS passed away on 11 April. He was 68  and  had
been  lincenced  since  1966.  Over  the  years  he  took  part  in  several
DXpeditions - FO0CI (Clipperton 1992), N9NS/KH5K (Kingman Reef 1993),  E30GA
(Eritrea 1998), FO0AAA (Clipperton  2000),  K4M  (Midway  1997),  K7K  (Kure
1997), KH8Q (American Samoa 2006), T31A (Central  Kiribati  2011)  and  T33A
(Banaba 2013) to name a few.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8MM       DL6UAA      EP4MMM      WA3FRP      RK55GG      RZ3LC
3B9FR       M0OXO       ER55G       ER1FF       RL55GC      R3LA
3D2SE       ZL3TE       EV30M       EW8OM       RT55GC      RT3F
4J1926HR    4J5A        FW5JJ       F5RXL       RU55GC      UA4CIF
4J90RD      4K8M        GB2LGR      G4NRZ       RV55GC      RW3VA
4J90UD      DL6KVA      GP4BRS      DJ6OI       S21ZBA      JH1NBN
4JRA29      4J5A        GS8VL       GM4FDM      SK50BP      SM3TLG
4K1926HR    4K4K        GU4FOC      G3SWH       SN1050CP    SP3PGR
4KA90HR     4K4K        H44MS       DL2GAC      SN1050D     SP1DMD
4KRA29      4K4K        HF100PP     SP5PPK      SN1050DG    SP3DG
4U0WFP      S57DX       HF2SDM      SP9PKZ      SN1050KWA   SP3KWA
4W/7K4QOK   JJ2VLY      HH2/VA3MPG  VE3NLS      SN1050LVK   SP4LVK
4W/JE4CKA   JJ2VLY      HL4ZHC      JA0JHQ      SN1050M     SP6IEQ
4W/JI1AVY   JJ2VLY      J42AGM      SZ2TSL      SN1050PBW   SP1PBW
4W/JJ2VLY   JJ2VLY      J88PI       GW4DVB      SN1050PDL   SP7PDL
4W/JQ2GYU   JJ2VLY      JA0RQV/6Y5  M0OXO       SN1050PGK   SP7PGK
5B4PRC      5B4AHO      JW6VDA      OH6VDA      SN1050PRR   SP9PRR
5R8SV       G3SWH       JW8EKA      LA8EKA      SN1050PZK   SP0PZK
5W1SA       JA1DXA      JX2016A     pirate      SN1050SLU   SP3SLU
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       KH6BWG      AH6NF       SN1050ZT    SP6ZT
8Q7NT       DL1RNT      KH8/KC0W    KC0W        SN200SG     SP9PDG
8R1A        W1CDC       LX/ON4WRC   ON4ON       SX210RCK    SV2BXZ
8R1RPN      OH0XX       MD0RLA      M0OXO       T88MZ       DU1CKF [d]
9A8GHJ/p    OE7GHJ      MU0REN/p    DJ6OI       T88MZ       JH0CKF [b]
9A96RBM     9A4J        NP4A        W3HNK       T88UW       JH7IPR
9J2HN       JR2KDN      OE90OVSV    OE6HLF      TC2016ANT   TA4ED
9M0O        OH2YY       OX5T        OZ0J        TC2016EXPO  TA4ED
9M6XRO      M0URX       PA65DUIN/J  PI4DHG      TM31UFT     F6ICG
9V1KK       JH1ILX      PF16GIRO    PA0FIW      UE30CH      RW3YW
A25UK       M0OXO       PX36C       PY1MT       UK8OWW      UK8OM
A60SHD      IZ8CLM      R12APR      R3LO        UN55G       UN0GL
A91WARD     A92AA       R1566O      R2EA        UO55G       UN0GL
AM1MDC      EC1CSV      R1934G      R3LC        UP50LWZ     RW6HS
AP2NK       W3HNK       R1961G      RV3LZ       UP55G       UN0GL
CP4IC       EA5KB       R1961GP     R4CR        UP55GC      RW6HS
DL20GDXF    DL6DH       R30CHA      RZ5D        XU7AKC      SP5APW
EA6/IZ7CTH  IZ7DOK      R55CPK      UA3LMR      XW4XR       E21EIC
EL2DT       EL2FM       RA30CH      RA1ALA      YB9K        DL3KZA
EM10UFF     UR7UT       RA55GC      RN3DK       YI1RZ       pirate
EM30UC      UR7UC       RC30CH      RW3YS       YR55GC      YO8AXP
EM30UT      UR4UT       RC55GC      UA3X        ZF2LC       W2SM
EN30A       UR7AV       RG55GC      RZ3LC       ZP9MCE      EA5ZD
EN30U       US0UX       RG61PP      RZ3LC       ZY83BJO     PY2AA

CV5A     Casilla de Correos 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
EL2FM    Joe Brown, 10 Oldhams Lane, Bolton, BL1 6PN, United Kingdom
HV0A     Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
HV5PUL   Luca Della Giovampaola, Via Cremera 11, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
JJ2VLY   Mihoko Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, Susono-shi, Shizuoka-ken,
         410-1299, Japan
KC0W     Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
SP5APW   Jacek Krupa, ul. Zalesna 66, 05-507 Borowina, Poland
T88SM    Mike S. Miyake, Hakata Amateur Radio Association, P.O.Box 232,
         Hakata, 812-8799, Japan
TS60ID   ASTRA, B.P 800, 1000 Tunis, Tunisia
W1CDC    Alex M. Kasevich, 7008 Wildwood Lane NE, Albuquerque NM 87111, USA
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