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425 DX News #1347
25 Feb 2017

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5H     - Maurizio, IK2GZU  will  be  active  again  as 5H3MB  from Ilembula,
         Tanzania between 14 March and 12 April, while doing volunteer  work
         for the  local mission.  QSL via  Club Log's OQRS,  LoTW and  eQSL;
         traditional cards via IK2GZU (direct or bureau).
8Q     - DF1FF, DH6ICE, DK2CL, DK7TF and DK8ZZ will be active as  8Q7LH from
         the Maldives (AS-013) on 2-9 March.  They will operate  CW, SSB and
         digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred),
         or via DK8ZZ. [TNX DX World]
9M2    - The  Kuala Lumpur DX Team  will be  active as  9M4IOTA from  Tioman
         Island (AS-046), West Malaysia on 3-5 March.  They will operate CW,
         SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres. QSL direct to 9M2OOO.
9N     - The 9N7EI team report that they "have located a different QTH which
         has truly spectacular views in all directions. Sited at over 6,000'
         above sea level, we now have  the clear path  we were  looking  for
         towards NA/EU". The 12-operator team will be active  between  8 and
         20 March [425DXN 1343] with up to five stations on 80-10 metres CW,
         SSB  and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  M0OXO's OQRS  and   LoTW.  See for more information and updates. [TNX EI9FBB]
E5     - Dom, M1KTA ( will be active as E51KTA
         from the Cook Islands on 10-19 March.  His location  for  the  RSGB
         Commonwealth  (BERU) Contest  (11-12 March) will  be  on  Rarotonga
         (OC-013), South Cooks.  After that he might remain on Rarotonga, or
         move to other IOTA groups, either  in the  South Cooks or the North
         Cooks. "Listen hard to see which island it is", he says,  "I'll not
         advertise which one in advance". QSL via home call, Club Log's OQRS
         and LoTW.
EA9    - Nobu,  JA0JHQ  (  will  be   active   as
         EA9/JA0JHQ from Melilla on 20-21 March.  He will operate CW  and/or
         RTTY mainly on 17 and 15 metres, and possibly 40m.  QSL via JA0JHQ,
         bureau or direct, and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
ER     - Members of Radio Club Beskidzki's DX Team will  be active  as ER0PL
         from Donici, Moldova on 23-28 April. They will operate CW, SSB  and
         digital modes  on  80-10 metres.  QSL via SP9KAT, direct or bureau;
         logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
FT_ant - Francois, F4HLT is now  active as FT3YL  from the  Dumont d'Urville
         Station on  Petrels Island (AN-017), Antarctica [425DXN 1337].  For
         the time being he operates JT65 on 20, 15 and 10 metres; he expects
         to work  PSK31  and  SSB  later on.  His licence  is valid  until 1
         February 2018. He is QRV in his spare time, mainly between 9 and 11
         UTC. QSL via F6KPQ, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX F5NQL]
HR     - Dave, VE3VSM will be active holiday style as VE3VSM/HR9 from Roatan
         Island (NA-057) from 28 February to 5 March.  Last year he operated
         CW on 20, 15 and 40 metres. QSL via VE3VSM and LoTW.
I      - Special callsign II1TON will be active from  1 March to 30 June  to
         celebrate  the  90th anniversary of  ARI Torino (,
         founded  on  21 June 1927.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS and eQSL.  [TNX
JW     - Kamil, SQ8KFH will  be  working  at the  Polish  Polar  Station  in
         Hornsund,  Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), Svalbard  until 20 May.  He
         will be QRV as JW/SQ8KFH on  20 metres  SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL via
         home call (bureau preferred) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
JW     - Tom, OH6VDA (LA6VDA) will be  active  holidy style  as  JW6VDA from
         Spitsbergen (EU-026), Svalbard  on 1-22 March.  QSL via LoTW,  eQSL
         Club Log's OQRS or to OH6VDA. [TNX DX World]
KH2    - Santos, EA4AK as AH2P and Tony, EA5BY as KH2BY will be active  from
         Guam (OC-026) from 29 March to 10 April.  They will be QRV on  80-6
         metres (60m included) CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home calls
         (direct or bureau) and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log for both callsigns.
OZ     - Fred, SM7DAY  will  operate  CW  and some SSB  as OZ/SM7DAY/p  from
         Bornholm Island (EU-030)  on 3-10 May.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS  or
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
P2     - Haru, JA1XGI  will be  active  as  P29VXG  from  New Britain Island
         (OC-008) on 6-12 April. Usually he operates  mainly CW and  digital
         modes;  during this trip  he plans to focus on  working  Europe  on
         JT65. QSL via JA1XGI and LoTW; log search on Club Log.
PY     - PY2AE, PY2DS, PY2VOX and  PU2POP will  be active as  PX2CA (QSL via
         PY2VOX,  direct or bureau)  from  Ilha de Castilho (SA-024) on  2-3
         March.  They will operate  SSB, CW  and  digital modes on  the five
         classic bands  with  two  stations.  If local conditions allow, two
         team members  will  also  go  and be  QRV as  ZZ5FI (QSL via PY2AE,
         direct or bureau) from  Ilha da Figueira (SA-047) on 40, 20, 15 and
         10 metres SSB and CW. [TNX DX World]
PY     - PY2XIZ and others will  be  active  again  as  ZV2CV from  Ilha das
         Couves (SA-028) starting around 11 UTC  on 8 April  until around 14
         UTC on the 9th. They plan to operate CW, SSB and  digital modes  on
         80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via PY2XIZ, direct or bureau.
SM     - Look for SA6G/7 to be active  from  Ven  Island  (EU-137)  on  4-11
         June. He will operate CW on 40-6 metres.  QSL via SM6CUK, direct or
         bureau, and LoTW. [TNX]
T2     - Jacek, SP5EAQ and  Marek SP7DQR will  be active as  T2AQ (SSB only)
         And  T2QR (CW and RTTY)  from  Tuvalu (OC-015)  from  14 March to 4
         April (dates may change  "due to the unpredictability  of transport
         during the season of cyclones").  They will be QRV on 80-10 metres.
         QSL via  SP7DQR, direct or bureau, and LoTW;  logsearch and OQRS on The  logs  will be  uploaded also to
         Club Log. More information on
TI     - Matt, K0BBC will be  active as  TI7/K0BBC from  Guayabo, Costa Rica
         from 28 February to 7 March, including an entry in the  ARRL DX SSB
         Contest.  QSL via home call and LoTW.
UA     - Special station R80UPOL is active on 23-25 February  to commemorate
         the  80th  anniversary of  North Pole-1, the  first  Soviet  manned
         drifting station  in the  Arctic Ocean.  Its callsign was UPOL, and
         the radioman was the  legendary  Ernst Krenkel (RAEM).  The special
         station operates from Teply Stan near Moscow, where the  field-test
         of  the  expedition  took  place  in  February 1937.  QSL via RW3FS
         (direct or bureau) and Club Log's OQRS.
UA     - The Radio Marathon  "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is  running until 31
         December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870O (1-10
         March),  R1918M (11-20 March)  and  R1611M (21-31 March).  Detailed
         information on the event and the  award programme  can be found  at
UA_ant - Alex, UA1OJL  will be active  as RI1ANO from  Bellinghausen station
         on King George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) from  April 2017 to
         March 2018.  In his spare time he will operate CW, SSB  and digital
         modes. QSL via RN1ON, direct or bureau, and LoTW; OQRS on Club Log.
         [TNX RN1ON]
V3     - Iain, G4SGX  will be active  as V31GX from  Belize  on  9-14 March,
         including  participation  in the  RSGB Commonwealth (BERU)  Contest
         (11-12 March).  He  will operate CW only on  80-10 metres.  QSL via
         G4SGX and LoTW.
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from  16 March to 5 April.  He will operate SSB  on  160-6
         Metres (60m included), with planned activity  during the  CQ WW WPX
         SSB Contest. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VP2V   - Kevin, K6TOP is active  again as  VP2V/K6TOP from  Tortola, British
         Virgin Islands (NA-023) until 3 March. He operates holiday style on
         40, 30, 20, 17 and 10 metres CW.  QSL via  LoTW or  direct to NR6M.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
ZA     - Lisa PA2LS,  Lennart PD5LKM  and   Kees PE1KL  will  be  active  as
         ZA/PA2LS  from  Albania  on  22-29 March, CQ  WW  WPX  SSB  Contest
         included. They will operate SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY on  160-2 metres.
         QSL via PA2LS, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

IOTA TOUR ---> Mikhail, VE7ACN will be active as  KL7/VE7ACN from  Prince of
Wales Island (NA-041)  on  8-20 March.  He will  be QRV on  160,  80 and  30
metres, as well as on the usual IOTA frequencies. On 21-26 March he  will be
QRV as VE7ACN/7 from Kaien Island (NA-061). QSL via home call;  OQRS on Club
Log. [TNX DX News]

RST SPECIAL EVENT ---> Members of the  North  Country DX Association (NCDXA)
will be active on  1-31 March from several  different  locations  in Alaska,
Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and  Greenland  using all  NCDXA "RST"
callsigns: KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST. QSL via LoTW or direct
to K7ICE.  See for  more  information. [TNX


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  4S7AB,  5H1WW (AF-032),  5R8GC,
5T5TI (AF-050), 5V7D, 5Z4/DL7KL,  7X5QB, 8Q7SP,  9G5AM, 9H1BT, 9H1XT,  9H6A,
9Y4/VE3EY, A70X (AS-088), A71YY, A93JA,  AT2SL (AS-176), EF9O,  EX8M, EY8MM,
GU3HFN,  H40GC,  H74B (NA-013),  H74W (NA-013),  HB0AFVL,  HG17EYOF,  J68GD,
JD1BMH,  PJ6/OH1VR,  T31T,  TM1CEZ (EU-157),  TM6G  (EU-048), TO5FP,  TT8FC,
YV1KK,  YV2CAR/1 (SA-089),  YV2CAR/4 (SA-058), ZA/ZA1P, ZB2FK, ZD7FT, ZD7VC,
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