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425 DX News #1350
18 Mar 2017

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9A     - Radio Club Libertas 9A4J will be active  as 9A21RBM on  1-15 April.
         The special  callsign  is a  tribute  for  Ronald H. Brown,  the US
         Secretary of Commerce who  was killed, along  with  34 others, in a
         1996 plane crash near Dubrovnik. QSL via 9A4J or 9A5AX. [TNX 9A2AA]
A2     - Nobby, G0VJG and a large group of operators will be active again as
         A25UK ( from Botswana from 25 April to 5 May.
         They will  operate CW, SSB  and RTTY  on  160-6 metres  with up  to
         five  stations.  QSL  via M0OXO's  OQRS ( and
         LoTW. [TNX DX World]
DU     - Marc, ON5SM will be active again as  DU9/ON5SM from  Cagayan de Oro
         on the island of Mindanao (OC-130), Philippines from  4 April to 24
         May. He will operate SSB, digital and SSTV on 80-6 metres.  QSL via
         home call, direct or bureau. He will not use LoTW or Club Log. [TNX
         The Daily DX]
E5_nc  - Cezar, VE3LYC  plans to  be  active as E51LYC from  Pukapuka  Atoll
         (OC-098), North Cook Islands on 9-23 May. This IOTA group  was last
         activated  more  than 22 years ago. He will  operate CW and SSB  on
         40-10 metres. More information is  expected in due course.  [TNX DX
F      - Fought in France in April 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge  "awakened
         a sense of national identity in Canadians" which has been described
         as "the moment when Canada leapt in spirit  from colony to nation".
         Commemorating  the  centenary of Vimy Ridge,  special event station
         TM100VIMY will be  active  on  1-9 April.  A multi-national team of
         seventeen operators will operate  CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-6 metres
         around the clock.  QSL via N7RO, bureau,  Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
         See for more information.
JW     - Kaare, LA8EKA (JW8EKA)and Morten, LA9BX (JW9BX) will be active from
         Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard  on 21-22 March.  They will operate
         SSB  and  possibly  some  CW on  80-10 metres.  QSL via home calls,
         direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Look for PY2/LU9EFO, PU2KBD/p and PU7TDX/p  to be active  from Ilha
         de Sao Sebastiao (SA-028) on 24-26 March.  They will operate SSB on
         various bands. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX DX World]
S2     - S21ZED and S21ZEE (not S21GM and S21KW as previously announced) are
         the callsigns issued to the  15-27 March  DXpedition to  Bangladesh
         [425DXN 1346]: S21ZED will be the call for the seven days, followed
         by S21ZEE for the remaining five days.  Please refrain from working
         the second callsign on  the same bands  and modes  you have already
         worked the first one. Four stations will be active on 160-10 metres
         CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct and bureau)  or
         via YL2GN (direct and bureau, email  requests  for  bureau cards to
         yl2gn[@]; the  full  logs will  be uploaded to  LoTW within
         three months after the end of the expedition.  More information and
         updates on
SM     - Jef, DD2CW and  Dirk, ON3UN  will be  active  from SI9AM  (the King
         Chulalongkorn  Memorial  Amateur  Radio Society,  in
         Ragunda on 22-29 March. Main activity will be during the CQ WPX SSB
         Contest. QSL via SM3TIR, direct or bureau.
UA     - Special event station RY83HN  will  be  active  from  17 March to 2
         April for the 83rd Festival of the North (the "Polar Olympics")  to
         be held in Murmansk. QS via operator's instructions. [TNX]
UA     - The website for the R71RRC IOTA expedition to  Arakamchechen Island
         (AS-071) [425DXN 1345] is now up and running:
         Plans are for three operators to be QRV on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres
         CW  and  SSB  with  two  stations.  Depending on local  conditions,
         activity is expected to take place for  "at least 5-7 days" between
         7 and 17 April. QSL via UA3AKO, direct or bureau; OQRS on Club Log.
VP5    - John, AF3K and Ross, W2TT will be active as VP5/AF3K  and  VP5/W2TT
         from Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002)  on 23-30 March.  QSLs
         via LoTW or direct to W2TT.  Activity will be holiday style  except
         for operation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as VP5P (QSL via LoTW or
         W2TT). [TNX NG3K]
VQ9    - Jim, ND9M is going to be active  again from  Diego Garcia (AF-006),
         Chagos. His VQ96JC license is valid until July, but he will try and
         get VQ917JC, as he has used "year-specific special calls every year
         starting in 2007". Plans are to be QRV for about three hours during
         his evenings,  as he has t o  commute  between  his  ship  and  his
         operating location on the island, then set up  and break  down each
         time. He operates mainly CW, with some SSB  and digital modes.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
XE     - XF2L [425DXN 1340]  is confirmed to be active from  Isla  de  Lobos
         (NA-221)  on  24-26 March.  QSL  direct  to XE1SOV  (or use PayPal:
         ricardoorozcoc[@];  logsearch on  the Grupo Puebla DX's
ZF     - Royce KE5TC as ZF2TC (QSL via home call and LoTW) and Fred K5QBX as
         ZF2FL  (QSL via home call)  will be active  holiday style  from the
         Cayman Islands (NA-016)  on 21-26 March.  They will operate SSB, CW
         and digital modes. 

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

IOTA PLAQUE OF EXCELLENCE ---> "Islands  On  The  Air (IOTA)  Ltd  has  just
completed a very successful first year", G3KMA reported on the  IOTA website
( on 16 March, "and has decided that this needs to
be commemorated with a special offer to the IOTA Community.  For one year it
offers an  enhanced  opportunity to  everyone who  has put in  the long time
commitment and reached the 750 IOTA benchmark to purchase  the beautiful 750
Islands Plaque of Excellence at the  specially reduced  price of  GBP 90 (UK
recipient), GBP 100 (EU) and  GBP 110 (Rest of World).  These prices include
shipping and apply for purchases of the Plaque made between 1 January and 31
December 2017".

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3G1D        XQ1FM       ED7R        EA7IZJ      OF2IPA      OH4MDY
3V8CB       LX1NO       EE7P        EA7ATX      OH0AM       OH2BH
4J0SFR      4K4K        EL2DT       EL2FM       OP0PPY      ON7LX
4L8A        K1BV        EP2LMA      EA5GL       OR100LCI    ON8ZL
4M4C        YV4YC       ES0VB       UA4WHX      OX5T        OZ0J
5J0NA       LW9EOC      EY8MM       K1BV        OX7RST      K7ICE
5K0N        AA4NC       GB1SWC      M0URX       P40P        W5AJ
5T2AI       NI5DX       H40MS       DL2GAC      P49Y        AE6Y
5U5R        EA5RM       HC0E        HC1QRC      PJ4G        WA2NHA
5V7V        EA5GL       HH2/VA3MPG  VE3NLS      PJ7AA       AA9A
5X8C        ON6NL       HI3K        KB2MS       R1918M      RK3AW
5Z4/DL2RMC  DL1RTL      HI3MRV      EA5GL       RK90DR      R9XC
6E0C        XE1EE       HI3Y        RW6HS       RT9K/9      RX9KM
6Y1LZ       K1LZ        HK0/WJ2O    N2ZN        S21ZED      YL2GN
6Y4K        VE3NE       HK3C        NR6M        T2AQ        SP7DQR
8P1W        KU9C        HK3Q        W2GR        T2QR        SP7DQR
8P50B       KU9C        HK5/OZ1AA   OZ1ACB      T32AZ       KH6QJ
8P9IF       G3PJT       HR2DMR      KD4POJ      T88MZ       JH0CKF
9G5X        M0OXO       HV0A        IK0FVC      T88WI       JH1BGH
9H2017EU    9H1SP       II0ICH      IM0QMA      T88XH       JA0EKI
9H3YY       DL2JRM      II0IDP      IS0GFR      TC102GP     TA3AHJ
9N7EI       M0OXO       II0IDR      IZ0FVD      TI5M        TI2KAC
9Q6BB       W3HNK       II0MPO      9A8SST [b]  TM0CXX      F6FMT
9X0SS       EA5GL       II0MPO      IQ0XV  [d]  TM40LUB     F4PCM
A93JA       KE5JA       II1ICS      I1SAF       TM7F        F6KRC
AT3T        VU2PTT      II1IGG      I2AZ        TO3Z        F6HMQ
AT5M        VU2MUD      II3ICZ      IQ3GA       TO5A        F5VHJ
C37NL       C37URA      II5IDK      IQ5LI       TU7C        F1ULQ
C6AKA       K6UDA       II8GIRF     IK8HEQ      TY2AC       IZ1BZV
C6APY       M0OXO       II8ICN      IQ8XS       UI0L        RW0MM
CE3WW       XQ4CW       II9ICF      IT9MRM      V26M        W3HNK
CI1AAA      KC1CWF      II9IGA      IT9CKA      V31GX       G4SGX
CO6HZ       EA5ZD       II9IGJ      IT9MRM      V31PS       2E0SDV
CO6LC       IZ1GDB      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      V3A         M0OXO
CQ8M        CU2ARA      KL7/VE7ACN  VE7ACN      VE100VIMY/VO1  N7RO
CS2C        OK1RF       KL7SB       NI5DX       VE100VIMY/VY1  N7RO
CU2KG       OH2BH       KP3Z        N4AO        VP5H        W0GJ
CV7S        CX7SS       KP4RV       WP4PGY      VR2USJ      JF1RCY
CX9AU       EA5GL       LA1742K     LA6K        VY1RST      K7ICE
DM60BER     DL1BWU      LU4ZS       LU4DXU      XO1X        KC1CWF
DR0F        DM4DL       LY27A       LY5A        XR5M        IK2DUW
DR0HARZ     DF5AN       LY27W       LY5W        YR0UCRR     YO5KDV
DU1KA       NR6M        LZ139LO     LZ1KCP      ZB2CN       DJ9WH
E51ANQ      DJ5NQ       NP4A        W3HNK       ZD8RH       G4DBW
E51DWC      OK1DWC      NP4DX       W3HNK       ZF2AG       AD8J
E51KTA      M1KTA       OA4SS       KB6J        ZF2BI       K4BI
EA8BH       OH2BH       OA6Q        OE3NHW      ZF2CA       G4CWH
EA9/DJ6TF   DL7DF       OE11SO      OE6WIG      ZV2C        PY2CX
EA9/DL7DF   DL7DF       OE11WG      OE6XRG      ZV2K        PY2SHF
EA9/DL7UFN  DL7DF       OE40SO      OE6XMG      ZW8T        PS8HF
EA9/DL7UFR  DL7DF       OE40WG      OE6XUG      ZX5J        NZ4DX

DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, 12621 Berlin, Germany
EA5RM    Antonio Gonzales, Apartado 930, 03200 Elche (Alicante), Spain
EL2FM    Joe Brown, 10 Oldhams Lane, Bolton, BL1 6PN, United Kingdom
FS/VE1KG Serge Szpilfogel, 50 Fader Road, Bayside, NS B3Z 1L7, Canada
GP0STH   Ron Bennett, 17 Truro Close, St. Helens, WA11 9EL, United Kingdom
H40FN    Siegfried Hari, Postfach 1224, 63488 Seligenstadt, Germany
HP1XT    G. Erik Janssens, PO Box 1074, Brackettville TX 78832, USA
II0CXX   Fabio Bonucci, Via delle Sterlizie 10, 00053 Civitavecchia RM,
IK2DUW   Antonello Passarella, Via M. Gioia 6, 20812 Limbiate MB, Italy
M0OXO    Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG,
         United Kingdom
RX9KM    Aleksandr A. Kovalevsky, 14 mkrn 8-24, Gubkinsky, Yamalo-Nenetsky
         AO, 629831, Russia
SP7DQR   Marek Niedzielski, Skr. Poczt. 25, 25-030 Kielce 10, Poland
TU5AX    Christian Saint-Arroman, 123 Chemin de Mousteguy, Chemin Comexa, 
         64990 Urcuit, France
VE7ACN   Mikhail Zavarukhin, 7581 Mark Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5A 1Z2, Canada
VK9VKL   Cliff Tindall, P.O. Box 752, Christmas Island WA 6798, Australia
YL2GN    Ziedonis Knope, P.O.Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia
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