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24 April 2010

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CT8    - CU3CO, CU3DI, CU3DR, CU3EQ, CU3HV  and  CU3HY  will  be  active  as
         CR1FSC from Forte  Santa  Catarina  on  Terceira  Island  (EU-175),
         Azores from 30 April to 2 May. QSL via  CU3EQ,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX VA3RJ]
DL     - A group of operators from DARC Dessau (DK0ZAB) will  be  active  as
         DK0ZAB/p from the Middle Elbe Biosphere  Reserve  on  24-25  April.
         They will operate CW and SSB on  the  HF  bands,  with  100  watts,
         wires and verticals. QSL via DK0ZAB,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX  DX
EA     - The Federacion Digital EA  will  operate  special  stations  AO1EU,
         AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO0EU  on  1-20
         May to celebrate the 60th anniversary of  the  Schuman  Declaration
         (9 May  1950),  the  forerunner  of  the  European  Union.  Further
         information and QSLling instructions at  [TNX
         DX World]
F      - In April 1910, aviation  pioneer  Louis Paulhan  won the GBP 10,000
         prize offered for the first pilot to fly from London to  Manchester
         within 24 hours. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of that  flight,
         special callsign TM100P will be in use from 23 April to 7 May.  QSL
         via F6KEH. [TNX F8REF]
FM     - Nicolas, F5TGR will be active as FM/F5TGR from Martinique  (NA-107)
         from 25 April to 6 May. He plans to operate holiday style on  40-10
         metres CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
G     -  Special  callsign   GB10GKA  has  been  issued  to  mark  the  10th
         anniversary of the closure of Portishead Radio (callsign GKA),  the
         world's largest and busiest radiotelephony station opened in  1928.
         A group of ex GKA  radio-officers  (namely  G3YEC,  G3ZRJ,  GW3UOF,
         G3TJE and G4HLN) will be using  the  special  callsign  between  30
         April and 27 May from various locations  around  the  UK.  QSL  via
         G3ZRJ. Certificates for contacting GB10GKA on more than 4 HF  bands
         will  be  available  free  of  charge  (email  Tony,    G3ZRJ    at [TNX GW3UOF]
GM     - M0UTD will not be able to join the 24-27 April  DXpedition  to  the
         Isle of Eigg [425DXN 989]. Remaining operators (MM0GHM and  MM0GOR)
         are members of Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC, and the  call  will  now
         be  MM0KLR  instead  of  the  announced  GM6TW/p.  QSL  via  MM0KLR
         (bureau) or MM0GHM (direct). [TNX]
GM     - Jurij, MM0DFV and Alan, GM4TOQ will be active as  GB8RUM  from  Rum
         National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Rum (EU-008) from  30  April
         to 3 May. They will operate CW, SSB, and BPSK63  on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via MM0DFV. Further information is available at
GM     - GS3PYE/p will be the call used by a large group of  operators  from
         the Isle of Harris (EU-010) between 1 and 14 May.  QSL  via  M0VFC.
HI     - Ronny,  ON4ARV   will  be  active  as  HI7/OT4R  from  Punta  Cana,
         Dominican Republic (NA-096) on 1-22 May. He plans to operate  daily
         on 10, 15 and 20 metres. [TNX DX World]
HK     - Pedro, HK3JJH will be active as 5K8T from El  Morro  (SA-081)  from
         30 April to 4 May. He plans to concentrate  on  20  and  40  metres
         SSB. QSL direct to Pedro J. Allina, Cod  9906,  P.O.  Box  02-5242,
         Miami FL 33102-5242, USA. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]
IS0    - Fourteen  operators  (F1HRE,  F1NGP,  F2JD,  F4AJQ,  F4TTR,  F5AGB,
         F5NQL, F5UFX, F5VHQ, F6AXX, F8BJI, I2VGW, IS0AWZ  and  ON7RN)  from
         the Radio Club de Provins will be active as IS0R from Isola  Rossa,
         on the main island of Sardinia (EU-024), on  7-15  May.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres, with  three  stations  on
         the HF bands and one station  on  6m.  QSL  via  F5CWU,  direct  or
         bureau. They have a website at [TNX I2VGW]
JA     - Japanese special stations 8J1P, 8J4P and 8J6P  will  be  active  on
         various bands and modes from 28 April to 30 June to  celebrate  the
         International QRP Day (17 June). QSL via  operators'  instructions.
         [TNX VA3RJ]
JA     - Three operators from the Tokyo Dental College ARC  (namely  JE1SCF,
         JF1QQR and JG4IQC) will be  active  as  JA1YUC/1  from  Nii  Island
         (AS-008) on  1-4  May.  QSL  via  JA1YUC,  bureau  preferred.  [TNX]
JD1_oga- JG7PSJ will be active again as  JD1BMH  from  Chichijima  (AS-031),
         Ogasawara on 2-14 May. He plans to operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         40-10 metres. QSL to JD1BMH (bureau) or  JG7PSJ (direct). Logsearch
OE     - The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (4U1VIC) will  activate
         special event callsign 4U10NPT on 1-31  May  to  promote  the  2010
         Review  Conference  of  the  Treaty  on  the  Non-Proliferation  of
         Nuclear Weapons (NPT). QSL via OE1ZKC. [TNX OE1ZKC]
S7     - Vladimir, RA9LR will be active as S79LR from  the  Seychelles  next
         month. He will be QRV from Desroches (AF-033) on 1-7 May  and  from
         Mahe (AF-024) on 8-10 May. Plans are to operate  PSK63,  RTTY,  CW,
         and  some  SSB  with  100  watts  and  vertical  antennas,  and  to
         concentrate on the low bands. He also  expects  to  participate  in
         three contests (ARI International DX, Alessandro Volta RTTY DX  and
         CQ-M  International  DX).  QSL    to    Vladimir    A.    Vasil'ev,
         Electrosystem, P.O.  Box  3713,  Tyumen-46,  625046,  Russia.  [TNX
TL     - Jan, DJ8NK and Paul, F6EXV will be active from the Central  African
         Republic on 13-26 May. They will be guest operating  as  TL0A  from
         Christian's QTH, and will concentrate on RTTY (Jan) and  CW  (Paul)
         with two  stations.  Look  for  them  on  40-6  metres,  with  some
         possible activity on 80 and 160 metres (but  it  is  "late  in  the
         season for low bands, plus it is the rainy season in TL with  daily
         storms", Paul says). They are  unlikely  to  have  Internet  access
         from the station and  there  will  be  no  on-line  logsearch.  QSL
         direct to  Christian  Saint-Arroman,  Chemin  de  Mousteguy,  64990
         Urcuit, France (please note that neither Jan nor Paul will be  able
         to confirm any contact). Chris, TL0A expects to leave  definitively
         the Central African Republic in  July  and  probably  go  to  Niger
         (5U5U) next September. [TNX NG3K]
UR     - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the end of World War  II,  Andy
         (UR3MP) will be active as EM65MP (CW and  SBB)  and  Serge  (UR4IN)
         will be active as EM65IZ (CW, SSB, RTTY and BPSK 31) on  1-15  May.
         QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
V2     - Leslie, W2LPL, will be active as V26LPL from  Antigua  (NA-100)  on
         26-30 April. He will operate on 20 metres with 100 watts.  QSL  via
         home call. [TNX NG3K]
W      - The HAMCOW (HAM Radio Communications On Wheels,
         team will be active as W1ACT from Martha's  Vineyard  (NA-046)  and
         Gay Head Lighthouse from 30 April to 2 May. QSL via  N1JOY,  direct
         only. [TNX]
YV     - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of  Venezuela's  Independence,  a
         number of special callsigns will  be  in  use  until  31  December:
         4M200AJ (QSL via YV5AJ), YV200D (QSL via YV1DIG), YW200A  (QSL  via
         YV5SSF), YW200ER (QSL  via  YV8ER),  YW200L  (QSL  via  YV5LI)  and
         YW200T (QSL via YV5JBI). Information on the relevant award will  be
         available  at  [TNX   The
         Daily DX]

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

NCDXF ---> At its annual board  meeting  at  the  Visalia  International  DX
Convention last weekend, the Northern California DX Foundation  elected  two
new directors (Kip Edwards, W6SZN  and  John  Miller,  K6MM),  bringing  the
board compliment back to eleven members. W6OAT and  K6ANP  recently  retired
after many years of dedicated service to NCDXF. [TNX W0GJ]

QSL EK6LP ---> RN4LP is the new QSL manager for EK6LP. QSL  direct  only  to
Vladislav V. Lakeev, P.O.Box 208, Dimitrovgrad, 433512, Russia. [TNX RN4LP]

QSL FM4KA ---> Effective immediately, NI5DX is the QSL  manager  radio  club
station  FM4KA  (  in  Martinique.  All  QSL   requests  for
contacts made with the club station in the past or in the future  should  be
sent to NI5DX. Buzz is waiting for past logs to be sent. Cards  will  either
be shipped to Buzz from Martinique or will have to be printed. [TNX K1XN]

SOUTH ORKNEYS 2011 --->  The  Microlite  Penguins  DXpedition  team  (9V1YC,
I8NHJ, K0IR, K9ZO, N0AX, N1DG, N4GRN, N6MZ,  ND2T,  VE3EJ,  W3WL,  W7EW  and
WB9Z) will be activating the South Orkney Islands (AN-008) from  27  January
to 8 February 2011. Safe and  reliable  Antarctic  transportation  has  been
secured by the experienced RV Braveheart, and activity will  be  on  all  HF
bands 160m-10m using SSB, CW and RTTY.
"Those who have enjoyed our operations over the last  8  years",  they  say,
"may recall that our methods and  philosophy  are  somewhat  different  from
other DXpeditions. Though our overall goal is still to provide  a  new  DXCC
entity on as many bands and modes as possible, we also  strive  to  increase
the fun factor by focussing on operational simplicity and radio skill.
In the past we kept the Microlite Penguins  DXpeditions  non-commercial  and
confined the financial burden to ourselves and a single sponsor, the  NCDXF.
But today, with the astronomical cost  of  Antarctic  travel  and  a  budget
approaching  USD 300,000, this  single-sponsor  approach  is  no   longer  a
reality. To make this DXpedition happen, we must  break  our  tradition  and
ask for support  of  the  entire  amateur  radio  community.  All  financial
support, no matter what the  amount  will  be  welcome".  DXers,  clubs  and
foundations can donate online - please visit

WWROF ---> The World Wide Radio  Operators  Foundation  (  has
been created as "an independent organization devoted to the  skill  and  art
of radio operating", with a focus on contesting. "We  believe  that  amateur
radio contests provide a means of testing operating skill", they  say,  "and
that worldwide  contest  sponsors  can  benefit  from  the  support  we  can
provide". [TNX The Daily DX]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Cleo  M.  "Chris"
Christensen (AC0M), Ludwik Nowak (SP9ADV), Shailer A.  Herrick,  Jr  (W1NHJ)
and Boyd E. Bettes (WD0EIL).

QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3B8FQ,  3B9WR,  3D2GM,  4A1DXXE,
4K9W, 4L6AA, 4T6I, 5B/G3RWF, 5X1NH, 5Z0H, 6V7S, 6Y1LZ,  6Y5/AI5P,  7M3QQP/4,
7P8MM, 8P9RY, 9G5TT, 9L0W, 9L1NH, 9L7NS, 9Q5BQ, 9X0LX, A25NW, A35KL,  A43ND,
A61BK, A65DLH, A7/M0FGA,  A71BU,  AL7R,  AP2DKH,  B4TB,  BA4DWI/4  (AS-135),
FS/K1XM,  FT5GA,  G5O,  GJ0KYZ,  H40FN  (OC-065),  HC8GR,  HF0POL  (AN-010),
HH4/K4QD,  HI3/N3SY,  HK4CZE,  HL2DC,  HQ2T,   HR2/NP3D,    HR7/WQ7R,  HV0A,
J3/DL5AXX, J3G,  J6/N7UN,  J79SB,  J7N,  J88DR,  J88XF,  JA7DAY/JA8,  JD1BIE
(AS-030), JD1BMM, JI1FGX/DU9, JT1BH, K2V, K4M, KG4JB,  KH2L,  KH6LC,  KH7XS,
OX/EA4NA, OX3MC,  P29CS  (OC-069),  PJ2/K8LEE,  PJ2/K8ND,  PY2XB/PY0,  PZ5M,
R1ANC, R1FJM, RD0C, RW0CD, ST2AR, SV0XBM/9, SV2CXI,  T30GM  (OC-017),  T6AG,
T77C,  TF8SM,  TG9ADM,  TI5/NP3D,  TI8II/p  (NA-116),  TK5EP,   TM7C,  TO1BT
(NA-107), TO7RJ (AF-027), TX3A, TX4T, UK7F,  UN7AM,  UN7PL,  V31WV,  VE6SZR,
VK6IOA (OC-211), VK9XOR, VP2V/KG9N, VP5/K5CM, VP5/W5CW, VP5/W5SL,  VP9400HW,

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4B2ANT      XE2ANT      DK50IFA     DL7AHF      S520AKR     S59AKR
4L8A        K1BV        DX1J        JA1HGY      SN0FO       SP6OPZ
5K4T        HK3JJH      EA5URE      EA5HT       SN0HS       SP5KP
5N50EAM     IK2IQD      EG3TCT      EA3CXY      SN0ISS      SP9ZHQ
7Q7RS       IT9YVO      EK6YL       SP9LJD      SN0WFF      SP5X
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       EM0MFF      UX7MA       SN90SHL     SP7PKI
8P55AW      8P6AW       EN1UCF      UR7UT       SP2010CY    SP5BMU
8Q7NA       RA3NAN      EV9WFF      EW4DX       SV5/SM8C    SM0CMH
9A500AA     9A2AA       FM1HN       NI5DX       SX2WFF      SV2GWY
9G1AA       PA3ERA      GB0MPA      GW0ANA      T2A         K6HFA
9H3VC       DJ8VC       GB4SG       M0DOL       T32AJ       K9AJ
9M6RHM      NI5DX       HA25NAR     HA0NAR      T32SI       SM6CAS
9M8DX       SP5UAF      HB9IRC      HB9OCR      T6AF        WA2EWE
9U1P        ON4LN       HB9SOLAR    HB9ACA      T6AG        EA3GHZ
9Y/DL2DBE   DJ5BWD      HF2010WECK  SP2QCW      T6YA        F5OGL
A43WARD     A47RS       HF21ITC     SP7PGK      T88NY       JA4CZM
A65BM       W4JS        HF71MOKRA   SQ9NIS      TA2ZAF      OK1TN
A65BP       UA6MF       HG0WFF      HA0HW       TA2ZF       UT2UB
A65CA       RV6AJJ      HH2JEA      N8JEA       TC1GLH      TA1HZ
A6WAD       IZ8CLM      HR9/WQ7R    K5WW        TC57A       TA1HZ
A7/M0FGA    NN1N        IY0ORP      IZ0FVD      TM4FFU      F8FKD
A71A        A71AN       J28KO       F6DKI       TN5SN       IZ1BZV
A71BU       NI5DX       KP4AO       W3HNK       TO2R        F5UOW
A71CT       EA7FTR      LY11GV      LY2GV       UA0AV       W3HNK
A71CV       A71AN       LY11MM      LY2MM       UA0YAY      IK2QPR
A71EL       A71AN       LY11QT      LY2QT       UN8LWZ      RW6HS
A71EM       EA7FTR      LY20INDP    LY1CT       V63DQ       JA1ADT
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       LY20PSK     LY3X        V63DX       JA7HMZ
BX2AAL      NI5DX       LZ19HR      LZ1YE       V63T        JA7GYP
C35CA       C31CA       LZ22SO      LZ2VP       V85AVE      EA7FTR
C35JM       C31JM       OE10M       OE1WHC      VQ9JC       ND9M
C35KC       C31KC       OH100S      OH3RM       VQ9ZZ       N1ZZZ
C35LM       C31LM       ON175BR     ON7BR       XU7AAJ      IW3SNW
C35US       C31US       OV1CDX      OZ1GML      XU7ACY      W2EN
C36AR       C31AR       OX3XR       OZ3PZ       YB0JS       W4JS
C36AT       C31AT       P29CS       M0URX       YI9ATX      KC7Z
C36JS       C31JS       P29VEK      JA8VE       YI9VDW      W4VDW
C36PP       C31PP       P29VIM      YO5BIM      YI9VEU      KI4VEU
C36VM       C31VM       P29VJY      JA1JQY      YP1WFF      YO5OED
CK8G        VE8EV       P29VKJ      JA1KJW      YS3CW       I2JIN
CM3RPN      EB7DX       PA100ROVER  PC2S        YV200ARV    W4SO
CR5CQ       CT1FJL      PA65FREE    PD1WAT      Z21BB       W3HNK
CR6A        CT1GFK      PI4WBR      PA3FTX      Z21BC       NI5DX
CU3DX/p     CU3EJ       R140L       RW4HO       Z21FO       K3IRV
CU6NS       EA5KB       R1FJM       RX3MM       Z21GC       K3IRV
CV7G        CX7ABK      R4CG        RK4CYW      ZD8RH       G4DBW
D2CQ        CT1IUA      S520A       S59AKR      ZS6TQ       K3IRV

HK3JJH   Pedro J. Allina, Cod 9906, P.O. Box 02-5242, Miami FL 33102-5242,
IZ1BZV   Giorgio Tabilio, Ufficio La Spezia Centro, Casella Postale 95,
         19121 La Spezia SP, Italy
JA1JQY   Shigeo Matsui, 2-31-10 Shimoseya, Seya, Yokohama, 246-0035, Japan
JA1KJW   Hisashi Nakayama, 1-17-8 Sibuya, Yamato, 242-0023, Japan
JA8VE    Kunio Saito, 2-26-5-554 Nishitsuruma, Yamato, 242-0005, Japan
K3IRV    Irving L. Mc Wherter, 121 Sonora Dr, Lillington NC 27546, USA
NI5DX    William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton TX 77515, USA
ON4LN    Eric Lauwers, Benedictijnenlaan 25, 3010 Kessel-Lo, Belgium
SP5UAF   Tomasz Barbachowski, Zeromskiego 10, 05-070 Sulejowek, Poland
VE8EV    John Boudreau, P.O. Box 3099, Inuvik NT X0E 0T0, Canada
YB1ALL   Agus S. Gustian, Juntihilir 39 Katapang, Soreang 40971, Bandung,
















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