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07 March 2009

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        
5N     - Bodo's ,DL3OCH  (KT3Q)  trip  to  Nigeria  [425DXN  930]  has  been
         delayed and now expects to travel to Nigeria around 21  March.  The
         callsign for his EME activities will be 5N0EME,  while  on  the  HF
         bands he should be using 5N/KT3Q.
5X     - Nick, G3RWF will be active again as 5X1NH from Fort Portal,  Uganda
         starting on 11 March until 5  May.  This  time  he  may  also  give
         digital modes a try, and will try to improve his antennas  for  the
         low bands. QSL via home call. [TNX G3RWF]
6W     - Alessandro, IK4ALM will be active as 6W/IK4ALM from  Saly,  Senegal
         between 29 March and 9 April. He will operate SSB  and  QRS  CW  on
         40-10 metres with 100 watts and a ground plane. QSL via home  call.
         [TNX IK4ALM]
9A     - Look for Wolfgang, 9A/OE3WGC and Gert, 9A/OE3ZK to be  active  from
         Palagruza Island (EU-090) and lighthouse from 30  May  to  6  June.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY.  QSL  via  bureau  to  home
         calls. [TNX OE3ZK]
9M2    - Richard, PA0RRS will be moving permanently to Malaysia  on  1  May.
         He will be active as 9M2MRS from Penang Island (AS-015),  initially
         only on 20 metres with  a  dipole.  He  prefers  CW,  with  SSB  on
         request. QSL  via  9M2MRS,  either  direct  (Richard  Smeets,  Reef
         Apartment Building, 54-7-12 Jalan Low Yat,  11100  Batu  Ferringhi,
         Penang Island, Malaysia) or through the  bureau.  "Via  PA0RRS"  is
         still possibile, but you should be  patient,  as  Richard  will  be
         back to the The Netherlands only for  a  limited  time  each  year.
         [TNX PA0RRS/9M2MRS]
9M6    - Steve, 9M6DXX will operate as  9M8Z  from  Sarawak,  East  Malaysia
         (OC-088) on 26-29 March, including a SOAB HP entry  in  the  CQ  WW
         WPX SSB Contest. Outside the contest, look for Steve on  40  metres
         SSB, on which band he will be  using  a  3-element  Yagi.  QSL  via
         M0URX, direct, bureau or LoTW. [TNX 9M6DXX]
BV     - BV2DD and other six operators from Taiwan will be  active  as  BP0A
         from the P'enghu Islands (AS-103) on 27-30 March.  QSL  via  BV2KI,
         direct or bureau. [TNX]
CN     - Alfredo, IK7JWX and other eight operators will  be  active  on  all
         bands and modes from Mogador Island  (AF-065)  between  18  and  26
         April. They have been issued individual callsigns as follows:  5C2A
         (QSL via IK2AQZ), 5C2C (QSL via  IK6CAC),  5C2F  (QSL  via  I2FUG),
         5C2G (QSL via  IZ7GWZ),  5C2J  (QSL  via  IK7JWX),  5C2L  (QSL  via
         I8LWL), 5C2SG (QSL via IZ7ATN), 5C2Y (QSL via I0SNY) and 5C2Z  (QSL
         via I8YGZ). Their main QTH will be Essaouira on  mainland  Morocco;
         when on the island they will operate /p. They also plan to  operate
         /m from three lighthouses (ARLHS  MOR-019,  MOR-036  and  MOR-O40).
         Contributions  will  be  gratefully   accepted.    Please    e-mail  for  further  information,  or   visit (under  construction).  [TNX
CT     - CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA and CT2IHP will be active as CS6A  from  the
         lighthouse Murtinas Posterior (ARLHS POR-126) on 15 March,  from  7
         to 13 UTC. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 40,  30,  20  and  17
         metres with two stations. QSL via CT1GFK, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
CU     - Martti, OH2BH (CU2KG) and Juha, OH8NC (CU2KH)  are  in  the  Azores
         and will participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as CU2A  (20m)  and
         CU2X (80m). They may occasionally come on other bands to  hand  out
         multipliers. QSL both via OH2BH. [TNX OH2BN]
DU     - DY1C is the callsign Jairus/DV1ERS, Roland/DU1KGJ  and  Frank/VE7DP
         will be using during their  operation  from  Cujo  Island  (OC-120)
         [425DXN 930]. Their operating schedule  will  be  dictated  by  the
         boat schedule to the island and they anticipate to be QRV around  4
         UTC on 6 March until around 2 UTC on the 8th. Look for DY1C on  40,
         30, 20 and 17 metres CW and SSB. QSL via VE7DP, direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX VE7DP]
F      - Christophe/F5UBH, Juan/F5IRC and  Karim/F4CTJ  will  be  active  as
         TM2HC from Hoedic Island (EU-048) on  13-15  March.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on the HF  bands.  QSL  via  F5IRC,
         direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Amateur radio club CBK ( will operate  special
         event station TM0TAN from 27 March to 10  April  to  celebrate  the
         60th anniversary of the  Organisation  du  Traite  de  l'Atlantique
         Nord (OTAN), i.e. the North Atlantic  Treaty  Organization  (NATO).
         The activity also includes participation  in  the  CQ  WW  WPX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via F8KHH, direct or bureau. [TNX F5AEG]
FT5X   - Gildas, TU5KG  (FT5WP/mm)  expects  to  stop  at  Port-aux-Francais
         (Kerguelen) between 8 and 10 March. If he is able to land, he  will
         might be QRV as FT5XS (QSL via F4EFI). [TNX F4EFI]
H40    - The Daily DX reports that the Temotu team  -  namely  H40MS  (SSB),
         H40FN (CW) and H40HP (2m EME) - is operating from Pigeon Island  in
         the Reef Islands (OC-065), not from Nendo  (OC-100)  as  previously
         announced. QSL H40MS via DL2GAC; QSL H40FN  via  HA8FW;  QSL  H40HP
         via DL2NUD.
HH     - Jan, K4QD and and Don, AF4Z will be active  again  as  HH4/homecall
         from the Northwest Haiti Christian  Mission  from  23  March  to  3
         April. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres as  time
         and availability of AC power permit. They will also participate  in
         the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, and  are  working  with  HH2JR  and  the
         Radio Club Haiti in an attempt to obtain a special 4V4  prefix  for
         the contest. QSL via home calls. [TNX K4QD]
I      - Special stations II0IDP (QSL via IS0SDX), II0IDR (QSL via  IZ0FVD),
         II0IGU (QSL via IK0JFS), II1ICS (QSL via I1SAF),  II1IGG  (QSL  via
         I2AZ), II8ICN (QSL via IZ8JPV) and II9ICF (QSL via  IT9MRM)  -  all
         representing former coast radio stations  of  the  Italian  Navy  -
         will be active on 7-22 March  for  the  3rd  Italian  Navy  Coastal
         Radio Stations Award ( [TNX IT9MRM]
I      - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nobel  Prize  in  physiscs
         awarded to Guglielmo Marconi, special event station IY1GMN will  be
         QRV on 13-28 June from Sanremo  (  The  activity
         will coincide with a vintage-radio  exhibition  ("From  Marconi  to
         Nowadays") to be hosted at Villa Nobel, where  Alfred  Nobel  lived
         and died in 1896. QSL via operator's instructions [TNX I1UWF]
J3     - Colin, G3VCQ will be active as J38CW from Grenada on  12-26  March.
         He will operate holiday style on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and  possibly
         RTTY/PSK. He will  also  participate  in  the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
         Contest (14-15 March, rules  at  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX G3VCQ]
JA     - Look for JS6RRR and JI3DST/JS6 to operate on all  bands  and  modes
         from the Miyako Islands (AS-079) on 14-24 March.  QSL  via  bureau.
         [TNX JS6RRR]
KH0    - Look for KH0/KI3DNN (QSL via JI3DNN),  KH0/N3MU  (QSl  via  JA3CEK)
         and KH0/K2JA (QSL via JL3SIK) to be active from Saipan (OC-086)  on
         19-22 March. They plan to operate SSB, CW and  some  digital  modes
         on 160-6 metres. [TNX JL3SIK]
LU     - LU4GL, LU1JB/L, LU4LC, LU9GDN, LU7LC,  LU4LE  and  possibly  others
         will be active as  LT9L  (  the  nature
         reserve Esteros del Ibera on 21-23 March.  They  will  operate  CW,
         SSB, PSK, RTTY and SSTV on 80,  40,  20  and  15  metres.  QSL  via
         EA5FL.  The  operation  is  organized  by  Radio  Club   Corrientes
         (LU4LG), Radio Club Villa  Angela  (LU4GO)  and  Chaco  Radio  Club
         (LU4GF). [TNX LU5FZ]
OE     - The "Radio Club of America" was established in  January  1909,  and
         issued the first amateur radio licences in April of that  year.  To
         celebrate 100 Years of Amateur Radio, the Amateur Radio Section  of
         ORF  (Austrian  Broadcasting  Corporation)  and  the    Documentary
         Archives Radio  Communication/QSL  Collection  will  be  active  as
         OE100M on 1-30 April (contacts made on  the  International  Marconi
         Day, 25 April, will be valid  for  the  IMD  Award).  QSL  via  the
         bureau or direct to OE1WHC. [TNX OE1WHC]
PA     - Amateur radio operators from Ireland  (EI)  will  be  permitted  to
         operate digital modes on 30 metres starting  on  29  March,  and  a
         number of European Phase Shift Keying Club's  (EPC)  stations  will
         be  active  on  or  around  that  date  to  celebrate  that  event.
         Announced stations include PA30EPC (from  28  March  to  24  April,
         operated by Richard/PA3GWH on 10-80 metres PSK) as well as  CS2EPC,
         DK0EPC, K1EPC, M0EPC, MI0EPC, N4EPC, and possibly others.  QSL  via
         operator's instructions. [TNX PA3GWH]
S2     - S21KD is the callsign for the Korea DX Club's DXpedition to  Dhaka,
         Bangladesh [425DXN 921]. Four  operators  (namely  6K2AVL,  6K2GCW,
         6K5YPW and HL5FUA) will be active from 7  to  14  March  on  160-10
         metres the following suggested frequencies:
         CW       1822, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14015, 18075, 21015, 24895, 28015
         SSB      3793, 7095, 14195, 18130, 21295, 24950, 28460
         Digital  7035, 10140, 14082, 18100, 21082
         QSL via HL5FUA, direct or bureau.  The webpages for the  expedition
         can  be found at
SV     - Andreas/SV2JAO, Archelaos/SV2KBB,  Kostas/SV2LLB  and  Litsa/SW2MIN
         will be active as SX2MT from the Royal  Tombs  Museum  at  Vergina,
         the capital of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, on 20-21  and  27-28
         June for the International Museums Weekend. QSL via SV2KBB,  direct
         only. [TNX SV2KBB]
TA     - The TC  Special  Wireless  Activity  Team  (
         will be active as TC18M on 17-19  March  to  commemorate  the  94th
         anniversary of the  naval  battle  of  18  March  1915  during  the
         Dardanelles Campaign. They will operate SSB and CW on the HF  bands
         from Canakkale on the Asiatic side  of  the  Dardanelles.  QSL  via
         TA3FB. [TNX TA1HZ]
UA     - Special event station R150ASP will be active  from  Gogland  Island
         (EU-133) on 14-17 March to celebrate the 150th anniversary  of  the
         birth of Russian physicist and radio pioneer  Aleksandr  S.  Popov.
         Look for activity on the HF bands SSB, CW and  digital  modes.  QSL
         via RF3C, direct or bureau. [TNX RA3DOX]
V2     - Bob, W4OWY (V25WY) and Mark, W9OP (V25OP) will be active  on  160-6
         metres from Antigua (NA-100) on 10-19 March. QSL  via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau. They will also upload  their  logs  to  LoTW  and
         eQSL. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - John/VE8EV, Wally/VE8DW and Gerry/VE8GER will  be  active  as  VX8X
         from Ellice Island (NA-192) on 20-23 March. They  plan  to  operate
         around the clock, with an  expected  focus  on  20m  SSB  and  some
         activity on CW as well. They will  also  have  a  vertical  for  40
         metres. The QSL route will be announced at and  updates
         will be posted on  [TNX]
VE     - VY0A is the callsign Cezar, VE3LYC will  be  using  during  his  31
         March-3 April activity from Fox Island (NA-186)  [425DXN  929].  He
         will operate SSB and CW with 100 watts and  a  multi-band  vertical
         antenna, with a focus on 20, 30 and 40 metres. This IOTA group  was
         activated only once and very briefly sixteen years ago.  The  costs
         associated with this operation are considerable and both group  and
         individual donors are being sought. QSL via VE3LYC.
VP5    - Dave, W5CW will be active on 160-6 metres CW and  SSB  as  VP5/W5CW
         from Providenciales (NA-002), Caicos Islands from  24  March  to  8
         April. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest  as  VP59V;
         before and after the WPX event he will concentrate on 160,  30,  12
         and 17 metres. QSL via home call (direct only). [TNX W5CW]
W      - Pete, VE3IKV (VA3RA) will operate from St. Simons  Island  (NA-058)
         on 7 March.  On  9-13  March  he  will  be  active  from  Key  West
         (NA-062), with a possibility of a side trip  to  the  Dry  Tortugas
         (NA-079) during that  time  frame.  Expect  him  to  be  active  as
         W4/VA3RA on 40 metres CW, between  21  UTC  and  2  UTC,  from  all
         locations. [TNX VE3IKV]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is  for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations in as many DXCC countries as  possible  on
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and  10  metre  bands,  while  foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in  as  many  of
the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible (full rules can be  found
at  This  year's  event
will run from from 00.00 UTC on 7 March through 24.00 UTC  on  the  8th.  Do
not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained  by
Bill, NG3K at - good contest  to  you

DXCC NEWS ---> At its last meeting the ARRL Programs and Services  Committee
decided that administratively the concept of "deleted  entities"  should  be
returned to the DXCC programme. The concepts for deleting an entity  do  not
change. If an entity is deleted it will be added  to  the  Deleted  Entities
List and the statistical records for  DXCC  participants  will  be  adjusted
accordingly, just as they had been in the years  prior  to  2000  (when  the
change from "deleting entities"  to  "removing  entities"  was  introduced).
Read Bill Moore's, NC1L full release on the Century Club  Awards  Weblog  at

FH/G3SWH ---> Phil (G3SWH) and Dick (G3RWL) arrived back from their trip  to
Mayotte with over 10,000 QSOs in the log. "Looking at  the  DX  Summit  spot
database", Phil says, "we appear to have been the victim  of  some  piracy".
Please note that there was neither  activity  by  FH/G3RWL  (both  operators
used FH/G3SWH) nor SSB activity whatsoever.

K5D POSTLOGUE ---> "The K5D DXpedition (12-26 February 2009) netted  115,783
QSOs,  including  one  QSO  with  the  International  Space    Station.  The
DXpedition ranks #7th for all-time number of QSOs,  and  the  #1  DXpedition
with the  most  30m  contacts.  More  importantly,  we  are  confident  that
thousands of radio amateurs worldwide now have a QSO with  Desecheo  for  an
all-time new one - our overall #1 goal!
Desecheo was #2 Most Wanted in Asia and #3 Most Wanted  in  Europe.  We  are
happy to report that 40% of  our  contacts  were  with  Asia  and  Europe  -
another important goal achieved!
The QSL card is in the final stages of design and will be available  in  the
next few weeks. You may QSL directly to N2OO, but online  QSL  requests  are
available  and  highly  recommended (details at
Logs  will be uploaded to LoTW early next year. The Desecheo 2009 team wants
to thank everyone for working  us  and  helping to make this DXpedition such
a success!" [TNX K4UEE and W0GJ]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Twelve different galleries include cards for  the
ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (301 QSLs), the 58 deleted DXCC entities  (939
QSLs), obsolete prefixes (2547 QSLs), stations from  Magrebh  from  1947  to
1962 (304 QSLs), Antarctic bases (723 QSLs) &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and
Antarctiques Francaises, 246 QSLs), the various French DXCC island  Entities
in the Pacific Ocean (245 QSLs) &  the  Indian  Ocean  (95  QSLs),  pre-1945
countries (533 QSLs), French Departments (522 QSLs) and USA (50  QSLs)  plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by  DXCC  (105  QSLs).  Several  cards  are
still  needed  and  your  participation  is  encouraged   -    please  visit and send  your comments  to

QSL VIA NI5DX ---> Buzz, NI5DX is  the  new  QSL  manager  for  ZC4TS  (logs
transferred,  cards  being  ordered)  and  FM1II  (logs  transferred,  cards
expected "in the not too distant future"). [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available at  Please  note
that QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line  logs  are  eligible
for listing. Send send your scores, as  well  as  any  request  for  further
information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (

VK9NS ---> Bruce Smith, G3HSR, son  of  the  late  Jim  Smith,  recalls  his
father's life on  the  Documentary  Archive  Radio  Communication's  website
( The interview was given to  Wolf  Harranth,
OE1WHC on 5 March,

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent  Keys  include  Karl-Heinz  Moeding
(DJ9CZ), John S. Kanzius (K3TUP), Harry K.  Nishiyama  (KH6FKG),  Victor  A.
Babenko (RV6AB),  John  D.  Peebles  (W0LBA),  Leonid  I.  Zverev  (UA8TAB),
Vasilij A. Spirin (UA9TE), George Smith (VE3CAO) and John Metcalfe (VE3HWW).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF,  3DA0EI,  4L/UU4JMG,  4L0A,
4L4WW,4L8A, 4X/K2LS, 5B4AGL,5N/LZ1QK, 5T5DC,  6W1SJ,  7Q7HB,  7Q7JL,  8R1AK,
9A2X, 9A5W, 9J2BO, 9M2MRS, 9M6/N2BB, A71BX, BD4JUU, BG1DRJ/2, C31CT,  C91LW,
E51KAJ, E51QQQ, E73TW,E74KC, E76AQ,  ER4DX,  ER4ER,  ES1WN,  ES5QX,EY8/K4ZW,
HC8A,  HI3T,  HI9/EA3BT  (NA-122),   HI9/EA3WL    (NA-122),    HK3CQ,  HQ8R,
(NA-137),NP2/AK2P, OA4BHY/2 (SA-075),  OY9JD,  P29NI  (OC-041  and  OC-181),
PJ4E, PV8AZ, RU6DX/p (EU-185), S79AB,  S79NS,  S79NS/p,  ST2A,  T70A,  T77C,
TX7LX (AF-027), UK9AA, V73NS, V85TT, VI9NI, VK9DWX, VP5/N0VD,  VP5W,  VP6PR,
















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