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    425DX News #1097 - May 12th, 2012

    12 May 2012                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                     No 1097
                           *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                           ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    5X     - 5X5RO is the callsign  issued  to  Freddy  F5IRO  (J28RO)  for  his  current activity from Uganda [425DXN 1095].  He  operates  CW  (and possibily PSK) in his spare time, and according  to  Les  Nouvelles DX will remain in the country until 8 June. QSL via  F8DFP,  direct or bureau.

    6W     - Vlad, RK4FF will be active as 6V7S from Le Calao, Senegal on  16-28 May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80,  40,  20,  15  and  10       metres. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

    DL     - Hans, DL2RU will be active as DL2RU/p from Usedom  Island  (EU-129) on 19-26 May. On 20 May he  will  operate  for  a  few  hours  from Goermitz Island (same IOTA group but a different  counter  for  the German Islands Award). QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX DL2RU]

    DL     - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p  from  Baltrum  Island (EU-047) on 20-25 May. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau  [TNX  rgsbiota.org]

    EA     - EA2DXR, EA2JB, EA2KK, EA2RC, EA2TT and  EA2VE  will  be  active  as TM12O from Oleron Island (EU-032) on 18-20 May. They  will  operate  SSB and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via EA2TT.

    EA8    - Special event station EH8ITU will be active on 17-20 May from  Gran  Canaria (AF-004) to celebrate  TU's  World  Telecommunication  and Information Society Day (17 May). QSL via EA8ADL. 

    FO_ci  - Cordell  Expeditions  has  announced  plans  for  a  DXpedition  to Clipperton Island (NA-011) in March  2013.  A  team  of  up  to  24 operators will be  QRV  under  a  TX5  callsign  TBA  for  10  days        starting around 1 March. They will  be  active  on  all  bands  and modes with up to 8 stations, and will use an  advanced  version  of DXA, the satellite-linked system that displays  near-real-time  log data. For the time being the team includes  KK6EK,  DL1MGB,  NP4IW,  DL3DXX, DJ5IW, SP5XVY and DL8LAS,  and  more  operators  are  being sought. Further information at www.cordell.org/CI/index.html

    G      - Special event call GB60VUL is active until 27  May  celebrating  60 years of the Avro Vulcan bomber. The call is  being  operated  from six venues by the Newbury and District ARS,  with  some  help  from the Finningley ARS. QSL via bureau, or direct to M0JEC. [TNX M0JEC]

    G      - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB6MW from  Meopham  Windmill  on  12-13  May  for  the  Mills  on  the   Air    weekend  (www.mills-on-the-air.net). QSL via G4DFI. [TNX M0MCV]

    GM     - EI6FR, GM0DJG, GM3OZB, GM3YEH, GM3ZRT and MM0BIM will be active  as GM7WCO/p from the St. Kilda Islands (EU-059)  on  16-21  May.  They will operate CW, SSB and possibily RTTY on the  HF  bands  and  6m. QSL via GM7WCO, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org

    G      - Kev, M0TNX and Mart, M3POG will be  active  as  GB2HI  from  Hilbre Island (EU-120) on 17-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW, some  RTTY and a little PSK on 40-10 metres, and maybe a  bit  on  80  metres.
           QSL via M0OXO. [TNX M0TNX]

    GM     - Orkney Amateur Radio Club members will  be  active  as  GS5NB  from Ness Battery at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands (EU-009) on  19-21  May. They will have two stations active on  80-10  metres  CW,  SSB  and
    digital modes. They might be QRV for testing the previous  weekend, and at times during the week  preceding.  QSL  via  GM0WED  (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

    GM     - Glyn, GW0ANA will be active as  GM0ANA  from  Gigha  Island,  Inner Hebrides (EU-008) on 21-27 May. He will be QRV on  SSB,  RTTY,  PSK and SSTV. QSL via GW0ANA, direct or bureau. [TNX GW0ANA]

    I      - Guenter, DL3NBI will be active as IA5/DL3NBI from Isola del  Giglio (EU-028) on 15-23 May. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau  [TNX rgsbiota.org

    I      - IT9AHI, IT9AKC, IT9TFX, IT9YMM, IW9FSG and IZ8MWG  will  be  active as ID9Z from  Lipari  Island  (EU-017)  on  17-20  May.  They  will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands as well  as  on  6  and  2        metres. QSL via IT9TFX. 

    KL     - Rick, K6VVA reports he has postponed his  July  2012  "North  Slope IOTA Extravaganza" [425DXN 1080] until July  2013.  He  planned  to operate from  IOTA  groups  NA-172,  NA-050  and  NA-004,  but  the
           expedition  "has  now  been  rescheduled  for   hopefully    better propagation".

    LA     - Helmut, DL5DSM (CW) and Bernhard, DL9UBF (SSB) will  be  active  as LA/DL5DSM and LA/DL9UBF from Vardo Island (EU-141)  on  15-23  May. They  will  also  plan  to  go  and  operate  as  LA/DL5DSM/p   and        LA/DL9UBF/p from Hornoya (EU-141) during that time frame.  QSL  via home calls. [TNX rsgbiota.org

    LA     - Ric, DL2VFR  and  Norbert,  DL2RNS  will  operate  SSB  and  CW  as LA/DL2VFR and LA/DL2RNS from Hvaler Island (EU-061) on  16-21  May. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

    P4     - Michal OK7MT, Vit OK5MM and Petr OK2PP will be  active  from  Aruba (SA-036) on 17-31 May, CQ WPX CW Contest  included.  They  will  be signing P4/homecall and P40H (QSL via OK7MT, direct or bureau,  and  LoTW). [TNX OK7MT]

    S7     - Heye, DJ9RR will be active as S79RR from Mahe (AF-024),  Seychelles on 15-23 May. He will operate CW and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL  via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.

    SM     - A team of 6-8 operators will be active as 7S6W  from  Vinga  Island (EU-043) on 17-20 May. They will  have  three  stations  active  on 80-10 metres SSB with some CW and RTTY. Updates will be  posted  to        http://sm6.se/7s6w/. QSL via SM6MIS (bureau)  or  SM6WET  (direct).  [TNX SM6U]

    SV     - Once again Laci, HA0HW will be active as J48HW and  SV8/HA0HW  from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 24 May to 3 June. He will  participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest as J48HW; before and after the contest  he will be QRV on all HF bands  and  6  metres.  QSL  via  home  call, bureau preferred. [TNX HA0HW]

    SV     - Boyko, LZ1QN and possibily others will participate in the CQWW  WPX CW Contest as SW8A from Samothraki Island (EU-174). QSL via  LZ1QN. [TNX LZ1BJ]

    UA     - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of  the  Patriotic  War  of  1812 (the French invasion of Russia)  special  callsign  R200V  will  be active from 12 June to 12 September from various historical  places in the regions of Smolensk and Moscow. QSL via RK3LO (bureau,  LoTW and eQSL). [TNX RW2L]

    V2     - Darrell, AB2E will be active  as  V26E  from  Antigua  (NA-100)  on 23-30 May, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included. He plans  to  concentrate  on 30, 17 and 12m and low bands before and after  the  contest.  He       will also give RTTY a try on all bands. QSL via AB2E  (direct)  and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

    V4     - Once  again  John, W5JON  will be  active  as V47JA  from St. Kitts (NA-104)from  12 July  to 2 August.  He will  operate SSB  on  80-6 metres, and  will  participate in the IOTA Contest. His wife  Cathy       (W5HAM) will  also operate  occasionally  as V47HAM.  All  QSLs via W5JON  and  LoTW. [TNX W5JON]
    VE     - The "NA-128 Contest Group" (www.qsl.net/na128cg/)  will  be  activevas VX2I from  Ile  Verte  (NA-128)  on  26-29  July,  IOTA  Contest       included. The group will operate many stations from the  lighthouse keeper's quarters, with activity on all bands  SSB,  CW,  RTTY  and PSK63 before and after the contest. A station will be dedicated  to 6m. QSL   via VE2CQ, direct or bureau. [TNX VE2EBK]

    VK     - Wally, VK6YS will be active  as  VK6YS/p  from  West  Lewis  Island (OC-199) on 19-21 May. He plans to operate mainly SSB with some  CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]

    W    - Jeff, W6UX and other five operators will be active as  W6UX/p  from  Anacapa Island (NA-144) from around 22 UTC on 27 July until 12  UTC on the 29th, IOTA Contest included. Look for them on  10,  15,  20, 30 (Friday only), and 40 metres. QSL via W6UX. 

    XE     - Zalo, XE3N plans to be active from Cayo  Culebra  (NA-200)  on  1-3 June. He will  be  QRV  on  80-6  metres  SSB,  RTTY  and  possibly Satellite. QSL via EA5FL. [TNX DX World]

    XZ     - Simon, HS0ZIB [425DXN 1095] reports he will be in Myanmar  from  14 May. He has been granted permission to be active as XZ1K, but  with an emphasis by the authorities on a 'low-key'  style  of  operation       (SSB and possibily PSK).  Please  visit  www.xz1k.org  for  further  information. [TNX DX World]

    YV     - A group of YL  operators  (namely  YV4AW,  YY5AA,  YY5ALO,  YY5ANG, YY5CMO, YY5EBV, YY5ILN and YY5SRR) will be  active  as  YW5YL  from Isla la Playita on  18-20  May.  They  will  operate  SSB,  CW  and digital modes. QSL via YV5AJ, direct or bureau.

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

    DXCC NEWS ---> 7O6T (Yemen,  current  operation)  and  6O3A  (Somalia,  2012 operation) have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

    EFC 2012 ---> Celebrating the 14th UEFA European Football  Championship,  to be hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine, a  very  large  number  of  special callsigns with 3Z2012, HF2012, SN2012, EM2012, EN2012  and  EO2012  prefixes will be active between 1 June and 5 July. Detailed information on  the  "EFC 2012 On The Air" event, organized by PZK and UARL, and the  relevant  awards can be found at http://efc2012.pzk.org.pl/. [TNX SQ2RH]

    QSL ZL2WL ---> NI5DX, is the QSL manager for  Wayne,  ZL2WL.  Once  the  log file is transferred and the cards are printed, Buzz  will  be  able  to  all past and future contacts made with ZL2WL.

    + SILENT KEY + Lawrence A. Gandy (AH8LG) passed away on 8 May  at  80  years of age. The president  of  the  American  Samoa  Amateur  Radio  Association (ASARA), Larry was an active DXer and over the years he helped quite  a  few DXpeditioners travelling to Pacific destinations.


    QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/SP2FUD, 3D2T, 3DA0NJ,  3DA0NW,
    4L0A, 5C2S (AF-068), 5C2SG, 5H3RK, 5H3VMB,  5N6/YL2SW,  5R8UI,  5Z4/IZ7ATN/p
    (AF-040), 5Z4EE, 6O3A,  6Y1V,  7P8GF,  7U1MA,  7X2ARA,  8Q7DV,  9J2BO,  9L0W
    (AF-037), 9M6/OH2YY, A71CM, BA5CJ/5 (AS-141),  C21HA,  C5YK,  C6AKQ,  C6ALK,
    C6AZZ, C91NW, CN8KD, CO6LC, DU1IST,  E51BKV  (OC-159),  E51M,  E51Z,  EA9AI,
    EE9Z,  ET3AA,  ET3SID,  FJ/N2IEN,  FJ/VE3EY,  FK/F4BKV  (OC-033),  FP/M0VFC,
    GR100MGY, GS3PYE/p (EU-123), GU3UOQ, HC2/W7SE, HI8A, IJ7DX (EU-073),  J79WE,
    JG8NQJ/JD1, JS6SRY (AS-024), JT1DN, JX5O, KG4DL, KG4KL, OD5WPX, OJ0B,  OJ0X,
    PJ2/K8ND,  PJ2T,  PJ5/DL7VOG,  PV2PC  (SA-028),  PZ5RO,  SU9VB,    SV0XCC/9,
    SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR, T2T, T32C, T6BP, T88ZO, TC150SLH, TC2BK,  TG8/W0OR,  TI5N,
    TL0CW, TO3A, TO5G (SA-020), TT8M, TU2T, TX3T,  TX7M,  TY1KS,  V25AA,  V85TL,
    VU2PAI,  XR0Y,  XV1X,  XV2RZ,  XW0ZJZ,  YC0BNX,  ZB2FK,  ZD7VC,  ZK2C,  ZX2S


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