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425 DX News #1339
31 Dic 2016

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5N     - Tom, PA3TG  will  be  active  as  A65TG  from Sharjah,  United Arab
         Emirates  on  2-5 January.  Then  he  expects  to return  to Lagos,
         Nigeria and operate SSB and CW as 5N40TG. QSLs via PA3TG, direct or
6W     - Michel, F6AFH will be active again as 6W7SS from La Somone, Senegal
         between early January and April. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
9A     - Both Josip, 9A5AX and Tom, 9A2AA begun their  adventure in  amateur
         radio sixty years ago, in 1957. Look for them to be signing  9A57AX
         and 9A1957AA  from 1 January until  31 December to celebrate  their
         "diamond jubilee". [TNX 9A2AA]
9G     - Bob 5B4AGN, Steve G3VMW, Alan G3XAQ, Fred G4BWP, Neil G6MC and Iain
         M0PCB will be active  as 9G5X from  Ghana on 7-21 March.  They will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres with three stations.  QSL
         via M0OXO's  OQRS (direct or bureau) and  LoTW (logs to be uploaded
         during the expedition on a daily basis);  traditional  cards should
         go direct only to M0OXO. Logsearch on  Club Log (hopefully  updated
         at  least  twice a day),  where the  Leaderboard  function will  be
         turned on. [TNX G3VMW]
E5     - Erik, K7ADD has extended  his  trip  to  the  Cook Islands  [425DXN
         1326], and E51AMF will now be active also from  Rarotonga (OC-013),
         South Cooks on 5-9 January  and  again  on  8-18 February.  From 11
         January to 6 February  activity  will  be  from  Manihiki (OC-014),
         North Cooks. He will operate SSB a nd  RTTY on  80-10 metres ("160m
         possible, not guaranteed)". QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS and eQSL;
         traditional cards via K7ADD, direct or bureau. Further  information
         at [TNX NG3K]
F      - The  Association  Mosellane  des Radio Amateurs  will be active  as
         TM57H, TM57A, TM57N and TM57D on 15-29 January  for the  25th World
         Men's Handball Championship that  will be  held in France.  QSL via
         F-11734. [TNX F1NGP]
GM     - GB2KW will be active from near Inverness, Scotland between 1 and 28
         January, using a  variety of  different  vintage  transceivers  and
         Transmitters  manufactured by  KW Electronics Ltd during the  1960s
         and 1970s.  Activity will  be mainly on  80, 40 and 20  SSB and CW,
         with  some  AM operation  and some  160m  operation  possible.  See  for more  information.  All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW,
         eQSL and Club Log. Paper QSL cards will not be available.
HA     - The MTTOSZ Gyor Varosi Radioklub will use special callsign HG17EYOF
         until 31 August to celebrate the European Youth Olympic Festival (a
         biennial multi-sport event for youth  athletes  from the 48  member
         countries of the association of European Olympic Committees)  which
         will be held in Gyor on 23-29 July. QSL direct only to  MTTOSZ Gyor
         Varosi Radioklub, Gyor, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 27, 9027, Hungary. See for more information. [TNX HA1DAE]
HK     - Liga Radio Manizales (HK6RM) will be active as 5K6RM on 1-9 January
         for the annual Manizales Fair. Activity will be on  80, 40, 30, 20,
         15, 10, 6 and 2 metres using SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV.  QSL direct or
         bureau, or via eQSL.
HR     - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from  Copan, Honduras
         from 27 January to 24 April.  He will operate CW, SSB and digimodes
         on all bands.  QSL via F6AJA;  logsearch  on
         (click on "Logs en ligne"). [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
I      - Once again the Extreme DX & Contest Group will use special callsign
         II3CV on 11-28 February  to celebrate  the Carnival of Venice.  QSL
         via IK3HHX, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log. Details on the
         award at[TNX IZ3EBA]
JW     - Erik, LA2US has been back to  Hopen Island (EU-063), Svalbard since
         early December and will remain  there for six months.  In his spare
         time he operates CW as JW2US around the IOTA frequencies  or on the
         lower  band  edges.  QSL via LoTW,  eQSL  and  Club Log's OQRS (the
         bureau request service will be open  while  Erik is on  the island,
         the direct request service will be available  when he returns  home
         in June).
LZ     - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special
         callsigns  throughout 2017  to honour  as many different  Bulgarian
         saints: LZ552SGO (January),  LZ235SIR (February),  LZ303MA (March),
         LZ303SA (April),  LZ395SG (May),  LZ121SBS (June), LZ284SKD (July),
         LZ55UPB (August), LZ100SK (September), LZ251MKP (October),  LZ307MU
         (November) and LZ710SG (December). QSL via bureau or direct to P.O.
         Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria.  Details  on the  "All Saints 2017"
         award can be found at
OH     - OH100FIN is the special callsign for club station OH2AP members  to
         use  during 2017  to celebrate  Finland's  100th anniversary as  an
         independent state. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau.
OZ     - Special callsigns OZ90EDR, 5P90EDR and OX90EDR (from Greenland)will
         be in use on 11 February-15 May and again on  15 August-15 November
         (and maybe also at other times  during 2017) to celebrate  the 90th
         anniversary of the Danish  IARU  society, Eksperimenterende  Danske
         Radioamatorer (EDR). Joining the celebrations during the year  will
         also be  OV90EDR  and  OZ7D (on JT modes only).  All QSOs  will  be
         uploaded to LoTW and eQSL on a regular basis.  QSLs via  Club Log's
         OQRS  (direct and bureau);  traditional  cards should  be  sent  to
         OZ1ACB.   See  for  the   activity   calendar   and
         information on the award programme.
PJ4    - Peter, PA8A will be active again as PJ4B from  Bonaire (SA-006)  on
         8-25 January. He will operate holiday style  on  40-10 metres.  QSL
         via PA8A, direct only. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Look for T88HS, T88SM, T88TK, T88UW and  T88WM (YL operator)  to be
         active from Koror (OC-009), Palau  on 12-18 January.  QSL T88HS via
         JA6KYU (direct only).  QSL T88SM direct only to  Hakata Radio, P.O.
         Box 232, Hakata, 812-8799, Japan.  QSL T88TK  via JI6BFF (direct or
         bureau). QSL T88UW via JH7IPR (direct or bureau),  LoTW,  eQSL  and
         Club Log's OQRS. QSL T88WM via JQ6FQI (direct or bureau).
V6     - Look for JA3ARJ (V63ARJ), JH3LSS (V63LSS),  JA3AVO (V63AVO), JH3PBL
         (V63PBL) and  W7AYA (V63AYA) to  be  active from  Pohnpei (OC-010),
         Micronesia between 4 and 22 January. They will operate CW, SSB  and
         digital modes  on  160-6 metres.  QSL via  operator's instructions.
         [TNX DX World]
VE     - XK150YUKON is a special callsign for the  Yukon CanAm Contest  Club
         (VY1AAA)   to  celebrate   the   150th  anniversary   of   Canada's
         Confederation from 1 January to 1 March. QSL via KC1CWF or LoTW.
VK     - Previously  announced  for  1-5 November [425DXN 1333], the VK5CE/8
         DXpedition to North Island (OC-198) has been brought forward to 12-
         16 October to fit in with the  scheduling and  availability of  the
         boat. Bookmark for further information
         and updates. [TNX VK5CE]
XE     - Radio Club Queretaro (XE1RCQ) will be active as 6E0C from 1 January
         to  30  April  to  commemorate   the   100th  anniversary  of   the
         Constitution  of  Mexico,  drafted in Santiago de Queretaro  by the
         Constitutional Congress and promulgated on 5 February 1917. QSL via
         Club Log's OQRS, or via XE1EE (direct or bureau).
YB     - Leo, YC9MLL will be active  from  Flores Island (OC-151)  on 21, 22
         and 24 January, and again for a few days around 11-12  and/or 21-24
         July. He will  operate mainly  SSB on 15 metres, but  he might also
         give 20 and 40 metres a try. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (
YJ     - YJ0AA (home call JH2BNL), YJ0FM (home call JI2UAY) and  YJ0WW (home
         call JA2NQG) will be active from  Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu  on 20-23
         January.  They will operate  CW, SSB, RTTY and FM on  160-10 metres
         with three  stations.  QSL YJ0AA  via LoTW, others  via home calls.
         [TNX NG3K]
ZF     - Pete, K8PGJ will be active again as ZF2PG from  the Cayman  Islands
         (NA-016) on  14-22 January.  He will be QRV  on 160-10 metres  SSB,
         with holiday style activity except  during the  North American  QSO
         Party  (from 18 UTC on  21 January to  6 UTC on the 22nd).  QSL via
         LoTW or direct to home call.
ZF     - Also QRV from the Cayman Islands  will be  Stan, K5GO, who  will be
         active again as  ZF9CW from  22 January to  23  February.  He  will
         participate in the  CQ WW 160-Meter CW Contest (27-29 January)  and
         the  ARRL DX CW Contest  (18-19 February, low power).  Outside  the
         contests he will  concentrate on 160m.  QSL via LoTW  or direct  to
         K5GO; logsearch on Club Log.

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

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon  is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ zones during  the calendar year.  The 2017 edition  will
start at 00.00 UTC on 1 January  and will end  at 23.59 UTC on  31 December.
The deadline for log submission for the  2016 DX Marathon  is 10 January  at
2359Z. Complete details can be found at

VK IOTA ---> Craig, VK5CE has  decided to operate  from five IOTA groups  in
2017. Already planned activities  will include  VK5CE/p from OC-228 (various
short visits during  the day in  January and February),  VK5CE/3 from OC-196
(31 January-1 February, see  425DXN 331]  and  VK5CE/8  from  OC-198  (12-16
October). "That means I need your help to choose two more IOTAs in 2017", he
says. So visit  and  let Craig  know what  VK
IOTA groups you still need. The poll closes at the end of January.
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