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  • Saturday, May 19, 2012

    425DX News #1098 By I1JQJ and IK1ADH

    19 May 2012                                               A.R.I. DX Bullet
    No 1098


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       ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
     Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
     Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    6O     - "Due to the recent activation of Somalia by the 6O0CW group",  Paul

           N6PSE says, the Intrepid-DX  Group  has  decided  to  cancel  their

           plans to conduct a DXpedition in November as  6O3A  [425DXN  1091].
           "We feel that the  need  for  6O  contacts  has  been  sufficiently
           diminished to make it worth-while to continue with  our  plans.  In
           the coming days, we will refund 100% of all donations made  to  us.
           We hope to make other rare  activations  for  2013".  Darko,  J28AA
           (E70A) still holds the 6O3A licence, and is expected to  be  active
           again from Hargeisa on 25-31 May, including  participation  in  the
           CQ WPX CW Contest. See qrz.com for QSLling instructions.

    6Y     - Sergey, UT5UDX will be active as 6Y/UT5UDX  from  Jamaica  (NA-097)
           on 20-30 May. He will participate in  the  CQ  WPX  CW  Contest  as
           6Y3W. QSL via RA4LW. [TNX NG3K]

    A5     - JH1AJT, JJ1LIB, KL2A, VR2KF (JH1OGX) and  ZL1GO  (JA4EKO)  will  be

           active as A5A from Bhutan from 24 May to 6 June. They will  operate

           SSB, CW and RTTY on  80-6  metres  with  three  stations.  QSL  via
           JH1AJT, direct and  bureau,  and  LoTW.  QSLling  instructions  and
           further information can be found  at  www.bhutan2012.com  [TNX  The
           Daily DX]

    GM     - Andre, GM3VLB will return to the Orkney (EU-009) group  to  operate
           from the islands of  Muckle  Green  Holm,  Linga  Holm,  Eynhallow,
           Faray and Calf of Eday between  21  May  and  7  June  (but  he  is
           prepared to remain  longer,  if  necessary).  QSL  via  home  call,
           direct only. [TNX VA3RJ]

    JT     - Five Russian operators will be active on the  HF  bands  as  JT7WFF
           from the Khovsgol Nuur National Park on 18-20 May. QSL  via  RZ0SB.
           [TNX DX World]

    LA, SM - Ron, DL6AUK and Sven, DJ2AT will be  active  as  either  LG5LG  and
           SJ9WL from Morokulien, the station on  the  border  between  Sweden
           and  Norway  (www.sj9wl-lg5lg.com)  on  22-31  May.  QSL  for  both
           callsigns via LA4EKA. [TNX DX World]

    P2     - Another Papua  New  Guinea  IOTA  DXpedition  is  planned  for  mid
           October for 3 weeks. G3KHZ and SM6CVX are organising this 7th  trip
           to P29, and they may have a vacancy for one more  operator.  Anyone
           interested please contact Derek, G3KHZ. Islands to be visited  will
           be St Matthias (OC-103), Tabar (OC-099) and  Lihir  (OC-069).  Hans
           may make an  additional  side  trip  after  the  end  of  the  main
           DXpedition. More information is expected in due course. [TNX G3KHZ]

    PA     - Marcel, PD5MVH will be active as PD5MVH/p from  Goeree  Overflakkee
           (EU-146) between 19 May and 2 June. He will be  QRV  mainly  around
           14245 and 28555 kHz, and on 144.300 MHz. QSL via home call,  direct
           and bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]

    PZ     - Serge, RX3APM will be active as PZ5P from Surinam on 24-29 May,  CQ
           WPX CW Contest included. QSL via UA4LU and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

    SV     - Jeff, N6GQ will be active as SV5/N6GQ from the Dodecanese  (EU-001)
           on 23-28 May, including a SOAB QRP  entry  in  the  CQ  WW  WPX  CW
           Contest, and as SV8/N6GQ from "various IOTAs" between  28  May  and
           17 June. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

    SV5    - Bob OK2BOB, Vilda  OK2BC  and  Jindra  OK1AMM  will  be  active  as
           SV5/homecall from Kos Island (EU-001) from 22 May to 1  June.  They
           will operate mainly CW and SSB on the HF bands and  6  metres.  QSL
           via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OK2BOB]

    TA     - The TC  Special  Wireless  Activity  Team  and  the  Giresun  Radio
           Amateurs and  Nature  Sports  Club  will  be  active  from  various
           lighthouses in the Western Black Sea region between  May  and  late
           September. The first two operations will be on 18-20 May as  TC1ILH
           from Igneada Lighthouse and as TC6KLH from Kerempe Lighthouse.  QSL
           via TA1HZ. Information on  the  relevant  award  can  be  found  at

    TA     - Dmitry, R3GM will be active as TA7/R3GM from Turkey on  24-27  May.
           He will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres, and  will  participate
           in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as TC7C. QSL both callsigns via  RA1QQ.
           [TNX RA1QY]

    V3     - Colin, KU5B will be active as V31UB on 23-29 May. He  will  operate
           CW, SSB, and RTTY on 160-6 metres, and will take part in the CQ  WW
           WPX CW Contest. QSL direct to home call or LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

    V6     - Look for JA7HMZ  (V63DX)  and  JA7ZP  (V63ZP)  to  be  active  from
           Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 25-29  May.  QSL  via  home  calls.
           They plan to be QRV on 40-6 metres; JA7HMZ will take  part  in  the
           CQ WPX CW Contest as V6A (QSL via JA7HMZ). [TNX NG3K]

    VK9L   - Chris VK3FY  will  be  active  as  VK9LHI  from  Lord  Howe  Island
           (OC-004) between 27 May and 2 June. He plans  to  operate  CW,  SSB
           and some RTTY in his spare time. QSL via VK3HF. Pat VK2PN and  Miro
           OK1NG will be on the island on 23-30 May, and  will  be  active  as
           VK9PN also during  the  CQ  WW  WPX  CW  Contest.  They  will  have
           antennas for 160-10 metres, and will operate mainly  CW  with  some
           SSB and RTTY. QSL VK9PN via VK2PN. [TNX DX World]

    VU     - Manju, VU2SMS is active on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB,  PSK  and
           CW as AU50GOA until 31 May.  The  special  callsign  celebrates  50
           years of independence from Portugal. Goa is a  Diamond  DXCC  Award

           entity. QSL direct to VU2SMS. [TNX NG3K]
    W      - The San Francisco Amateur Radio  Club  (W6PW,  www.sfarc.org)  will
           operate special event station W6G on 26-27  May  to  celebrate  the
           75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. They will be active  on
           10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB and CW. QSL via K6BV.
    XE     - PT2OP, XF3PAS and XE3N will be active as XF3LH from Cozumel  Island
           (NA-090) on 22-24 May. They will be QRV on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via
           PT2OP. [TNX The Daily DX]
    XE     - Members of Radio Club Cancun will be active  as  4A3RRC  from  Cayo
           Culebra (NA-200) on 1-3 June. They plan to operate SSB and RTTY  on
           80-6 metres. QSL via EA5FL. [TNX XE3N]

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

    425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE  --->  The  April  2012  issue  is  now  available  for
    download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

    7O6T ---> The expedition to Socotra Island, Yemen went QRT at 21 UTC  on  15
    May, as expected. In fifteen days 162,029 QSOs  (72997  SSB,  80237  CW  and
    8795  RTTY)  with  37,863  unique  calls  were  made  from  three  different
    locations. As part of the operating agreement, the  expedition  was  limited
    to six radios and ten operators total. The planning began in February  2010,
    and "this trip came about as a result of focusing on  being  a  good  person
    and building meaningful relationships in the Republic of Yemen".

    CQ 2012 HALL OF FAMERS ---> CQ Magazine announced on 18 May  the  2012  Hall
    of Fame inductees. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall  of  Fame  was  established  in
    January 2001 to  recognize  individuals  -  radio  amateurs  or  not  -  who
    significantly affected the  course  of  Amateur  Radio,  as  well  as  radio
    amateurs who have made significant contributions either  to  amateur  radio,
    to their professional careers or  to  some  other  aspect  of  life  on  our
    planet.  This  year's  inductees  are:  George  Badger  (W6TC),  Bill  Brown
    (WB8ELK), Robert Brown (NM7M, SK), Evelyn Gauzens (W4WYR), Richard  Garriott
    (W5WKQ), William W. Hansen (no call, SK),  Richard  Kirby  (ex-W0LCT/HB9BOA,
    SK),  Fred  Maia  (W5YI,  SK),  Steve  Mendelsohn  (W2ML),  Larry  Mulvehill
    (WB2ZPI), Rowley Shears (G8KW, SK), Mike  Staal  (K6MYC),  Frederick  Terman
    (ex-6FT, W6AE, W6XH, SK), Patrick Tice (WA0TDA),  Louis  Varney  (G5RV,  SK)
    and William A. Wilson (K6ARO, SK).
    The CQ Contest Hall of Fame (established in 1986) and  the  CQ  DX  Hall  of
    Fame (established in 1967) honour those  amateurs  who  not  only  excel  in
    personal performance in these major areas of amateur  radio,  but  who  also
    "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. This year's inductees  in  the
    CQ Contest HoF are Jim Reisert (AD1C) and  Lothar  Wilke  (DL3TD,  SK).  The
    2012 inductees to the CQ DX HoF are Don Chesser (W4KVX, SK),  Glenn  Johnson
    (W0GJ) and Carl Smith (N4AA).

    HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> Cordell Expeditions has  announced  a  DXpedition  to
    Heard Island, in early 2014. This project follows the very successful  VK0IR
    expedition carried out in 1997. "We have assembled  a  core  team,  arranged
    for the vessel, and are awaiting the landing  permit  and  radio  callsign",
    Bob, KK6EK says. "We will be active on all bands and all modes, implement  a
    variety of innovative real-time communications  technologies,  and  field  a
    variety of scientific projects that are designed  to  observe  and  document
    some of the unique resources on this extraordinary island". The website  for
    the 2014 DXpedition is at www.cordell.org/HD/. If interested in joining  the
    expedition, please contact KK6EK at schmieder[@]cordell.org.

    QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL PREFIXES ---> Alan, 5B4AHJ has  compiled  an
    "almost complete" list of 2Q, GQ and MQ prefixed callsigns for stations  NOT
    located in  England.  The  operating  period  for  these  special  callsigns
    celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of  Queen  Elizabeth  II  ends  on  10  June
    [425DXN 1094]. The list is at www.clublog.org/docs/dashboard.action

    TOP LISTS ---> Luciano Lucini, IK2QPO is the new manager  for  the  Topband,
    Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  (www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html).
    Send  your  scores,  as  well  as  any  request  for  further   information,
    ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org. [TNX I2EOW] ....F Radio, Ham Radio, Amateur Radio, VEC, ARRL, JARL, Yaesu, Icom, AES, Amateur Electronic Supply, GigaParts, Kenwood, DX, Yagi Antennas, Low Band DXing, Ten Tec, RF Amplifiers