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    425DX News #1099 - May 26th, 2012

    26 May 2012                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                     No 1099
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                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    5B     - Members of the Paphos District of the Cyprus Amateur Radio  Society
           will be active as P3EU between 1 July and 31 December to  celebrate
           the first Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the European  Union.
           QSL via 5B4AHO, direct or bureau. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
    CT     - CT1EPV, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CT1IUA and CT3FN will participate  in  this
           weekend's CQ WPX CW Contest as CS2W from Culatra  Island  (EU-145).
           QSL via  HB9CRV and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
    DL     - Mike,  DG5LAC  will  be  active  as  DG5LAC/p  from  Usedom  Island
           (EU-129) on 27-29 July. He will be QRV  on  80-10  metres  SSB  and
           will participate in the IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
           DG5LAC]
    EI     - "Father Ted" was a popular  sitcom  set  on  the  remote  fictional
           Craggy Island. EI0TED  (EJ0TED)  is  the  callsign  issued  to  the
           Craggy Island DXpedition Group,  whose  members  are  dedicated  to
           activation of offshore islands around the coast of  Ireland.  Their
           inaugural activity will be on 27  May  from  Glenquin,  Co.  Clare,
           main  island  of  Ireland  (EU-115).  Announcements    of    future
           operations will be posted to www.galwayvhfgroup.com
    F      - Keith, G3TTC will visit and be  QRV  from  several  French  islands
           between 26 May and 22 June:
           26 May     F/G3TTC/p   Cezembre  (EU-157)
           28 May     F/G3TTC/p   Brehat (EU-074)
           2 June     F/G3TTC/p   Batz (EU-105)
           5 June     F/G3TTC/p   Molene (EU-065)
           6 June     F/G3TTC/p   Ouessant (EU-065)
           9 June     F/G3TTC/p   Sein (EU-068)
           12 June    F/G3TTC/p   Glenan Islands (EU-094)
           14 June    F/G3TTC/p   Houat (EU-048)
           16-22 June F/G3TTC     Chausey Islands (EU-039)
           He will operate SSB on 40 metres and higher  bands.  QSL via G3TTC,
           direct  or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    F      - Commemorating  the   100th  anniversary  of  the  wireless  station
           established by radio pioneer Roberto Clemens Galletti  di  Cadilhac
           at Leschaux (Savoie), special callsign TM6GAL will be  active  from
           28 May to 10 June. QSL via F6HQP. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
    F      - Diego, F4HAU and Gil, F4FET will  be  going  on  a  "Morbihan  Gulf
           Island Tour" on 1-8 June. They plan to be  active  as  TM0MIT  from
           Moines Island (DIFM AT-014, not IOTA), which  will  be  their  main
           QTH, as well as from other ten non-IOTA islands in that  area.  QSL
           via F5CWU.  Details  can be  found at  http://tm0mit.webs.com/ [TNX
           F4FET]
    FO     - Pat, F4EBT will operate as FO/F4EBT from French Polynesia  on  1-24
           June. He will visit and be active holiday style  from  the  islands
           of Tahiti  (OC-046),  Moorea  (OC-046),  Raiatea  (OC-067),  Huaine
           (OC-067), Bora-Bora (OC-067) and Maupiti  (OC-067).  QSL  via  home
           call. [TNX NG3K]
    HL     - Kei, HL2UVH and another operator will be active from Ch'ung  Island
           (AS-060) on 26-27 May. Look for HL0V during  the  WPX  CW  Contest,
           while HL0A will be used outside the CQ event. QSL via HL2UVH.  [TNX
           DX World]
    I      - ARI Fidenza will participate  in  the  Museum  Ships  Weekend  (2-3
           June) as II1WIL from  La  Spezia,  where  the  former  presidential
           yacht USS Williamsburg has been moored  for  nearly  twenty  years.
           QSL via IQ4FE, direct or bureau. Further information can  be  found
           at qrz.com [TNX IK4VFB]
    I      - Gianni  I7PHH,  Davide  IK4DCT,  Andrea  IK4OLQ,  Vin  IK7IMO,  Art
           IK7JWY, Piero IK7VJX, Roby IK7XIV, Bartolo IW7ECA and Luigi  IZ7PDX
           will be active as IJ7A from San Pietro  Island  (EU-073)  on  26-29
           July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via  IK7XIV.  Further  information
           can be found at http://ij7a.jimdo.com/
    JA     - Kan, JE1SCF and Yoshi,  JG4IQC  will  be  active  as  JE1SCF/6  and
           JG4IQC/6 from the Daito Islands (AS-047) from 29 June  to  2  July.
           They will operate CW and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via  home  calls,
           direct or bureau. [TNX JN6RZM]
    JT     - Alex UA9YAB (JT0YAB) and Alex UA9YPS (JT0YPS) will be  active  from
           the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park from  31  May  to  4  June.  See
           qrz.com for QSLling instructions. [TNX UA9YAB]
    KH8    - Yuri, N3QQ and Dick, N7RO plan to be active in their spare time  as
           KH8/KL7RRC from Tutuila (OC-045), American Samoa for  one  week  in
           late May or early June. When in Pago Pago,  they  will  be  meeting
           FWS  officials  and  boat  owners  discussing  the  possibility  of
           activating Rose Atoll (OC-190) in December/January. [TNX DX World]
    KL     - Rick, K6VVA has "suspended for an indefinite period" his 28-30 June
           expedition to IOTA group NA-240  [425DXN  1067]  for  a  number  of
           reasons. "In considering ALL factors now and  the  costs  involved"
           he says, "re-activating  NA-240  at  this  time  is  simply  not  a
           prudent decision" (read the details  at  www.k6vva.com/iota/na240).
           He adds that "with few exceptions,  future  IOTA  activations  will
           NOT be announced in advance. Notification will be made just  before
           leaving  for  the  airport,  or  while  in  route  to   the    IOTA
           destination". You may want to check Twitter (@k6vva).
    OZ     - Once again the  OZ1RDP Scout  team (www.oz1rdp.de)  will be  active
           from Romo Island (EU-125) on 25-29 May. They plan to operate SSB on
           10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and maybe 160 metres, and BPSK31  on 30  metres.
           QSL via DL9BCP, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
    SM     - Look for 8S0DAY to be active from Rindo Island (EU-084) on 26  May.
           QSL via SM0MPV, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    SV9    - Look  for Alex, SV9/SQ9UM to be active from  Crete  (EU-015)  until
           28 May. He operates mainly CW and RTTY on  40-6  metres,  and  will
           take part in the CQ WPX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
    VP5    - Look  for  VP5/W9RN and VP5/KX4WW to  be  active  on  160-6  metres
           from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks and Caicos Islands from 31  May
           to 7 June. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
    VU     - The Malabar Amateur Radio  &  Scouting  Society  (VU2MLQ)  will  be
           active field day style as 8T1M on 27-30 May. They plan to  run  two
           stations on the HF bands CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via VU2MLQ and LoTW.
    W      - The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (KK5W) will  operate  SSB  and
           CW on 40-10 metres from the radio rooms of USS Cavalla  (submarine)
           and USS Stewart (destroyer escort) during the Museum Ships  Weekend
           on 2-3 June. The ships are  located  at  Seawolf  Park  on  Pelican
           Island (NA-143). QSL direct to KK5W. [TNX KF2TI]
    YB     - Kadek, YB9BU and others are expected to be QRV  from  Wamar  Island
           (OC-249) on 25-28 May. [TNX JN6RZM]
    YV     - Alex, UA9YAB and Alex, UA9YPS will be active  from  two  Venezuelan
           island groups between 2 and 9 August. Look for them to  be  signing
           YV7/homecall from Margarita (SA-012) and as YV5/homecall  from  Los
           Roques (SA-035). QSL via home calls. [TNX UA9YAB]

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                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    DXPEDITION COSTS ---> The enlightening  presentation  given by Don, N1DG  at
    the recent Dayton hamvention is now available  for download  on the Northern
    California  DX  Foundation's  website (www.ncdxf.org) - it's  good food  for
    thought.

    GRENADA ---> Harry, AC8G (J37K) is planning a 6 (can be more) night stay  in
    Grenada for the  CQ  WW  SSB  Contest  (27-28  October),  with  considerable
    operating the days before the contest with  emphasis  on  non-contest  bands
    and  modes.  If interested  in  joining the team,  please  contact  Harry at
    hflasher[@]dayton.net for more details. [TNX AC8G]

    MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored by the  Battleship  New  Jersey  Amateur
    Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will  be  held  from
    00.00 UTC on 2 June until 23.59 UTC on the 3rd. Information  on  the  event,
    including the relevant certificate and the listing of  participating  ships,
    can be found at www.nj2bb.org

    QSL 7O6T ---> The OQRS (Online QSL Request System) for 7O6T is  now  up  and
    running at www.yemen2012.com/log.php, and can be used for either direct  and
    bureau cards. Traditional requests  can  be  sent  to  UA3DX,  direct  (Nick
    Averyanov, P.O. Box  39,  Vlasikha,  Moskovskaya  obl.  143010,  Russia)  or
    bureau. The entire log will be uploaded to LoTW by the end of November.

    QSL HK0NA ---> The QSL cards have been printed  and  delivered  to  the  QSL
    manager (N2OO). Approximately 35,000 QSOs have been  pre-processed  so  far,
    and the first mailings will start going out around 2 June. "LoTW  upload  is
    scheduled for sometime around early September 2012", N2OO says. "This  gives
    us proper time to purify  the  log".  Bookmark  www.sjdxa.org/hk0na.htm  for
    updates.

    RADIO ARCALA & CQWW WPX CW CONTEST ---> Radio  Arcala  (www.radioarcala.com)
    will deploy five stations in this year's event: OH0X from the Aland  Islands
    (operated by OH2TA), OH10X from Finland  (operated  by  OH6KZP),  OH8X  from
    Finland (operated by OH2UA), PW0F from  Fernando  de  Noronha  (operated  by
    OH2MM/PY2ZEA) and TC2X from Asiatic Turkey (operated by OH2PM). [TNX OH2BN]

    + SILENT KEYS + Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML passed  away  on  23  May.  A  former
    First Vice President of ARRL, one week ago  he  was  inducted  into  the  CQ
    Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Other  recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include
    Xavier Paradel  (EA3ALV),  Masahisa  "Maza"  Matsubara  (JA1BHK),  David  G.
    Gardner (K6LPL), Homer D. Wibel (K9ECE), James M. Mozley (W2BCH), Ronald  C.
    Williams (W9YZ), Lou Grubb (WA7HZO) and B.A.N. Raju (VU2NR).

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    QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/SP2FUD,  3C0E,  3C6A,  3DA0NW,
    4K8M, 4L0A, 4L8A, 4W0VB, 5R8RJ, 5X4B, 6O3A, 6Y0A, 7X5QB, 8Q7DV,  9M6/JA1PBV,
    9N7MD, A25JR, A35XG, A35YZ, A52JR,  A65OO,  A71BU,  AT2DW  (AS-175),  B4R/5,
    C21HA, C6AKQ, C6ANM,  C91NW,  CE9VPM,  CO6LE,  CO6LP,  CP4BT,  CR6K,  CX5BW,
    D44AC, DP0GVN, DP0GVN/A, DV1UD, E51BKV, E51EWP, E51M,  E74X,  EA9AI,  ES3AX,
    ET3SID,  EY7AD,  FK/F4BKV,  FK/I2GPT,  FK8GN,  FR/DJ7RJ,  FW0NAR   (OC-054),
    GR100MGY, HB0/DL2SBY, HC2/W7SE, HK1AA,  HV5PUL,  IS0/DL2SBY,  J28AA,  J88DR,
    KP2/W1EQ, LU1ZI, LY1FW, PJ2T, PJ4X, R0/US0IW (AS-039), R2KW,  S01MZ,  SU9VB,
    SV2ASP/A, SX5P, T2T, T6BP, T6RH, T88ZO, TA0/WA2KBZ, TC3HQ,  TI5/KI7Y,  TO4M,
    TT8ES, TX6T/p, UK8AR, UM20Y,  UN7QX,  UP2L,  V25AA,  V26M,  V5/DJ2HD,  V55V,
    V73/KJ6BBP, V85SS, VK0TH, VK8BI/p (OC-185), VK9/ZL1RS, VK9XS, VP2MMM,  VP6T,
    VP9/W6PH, VR2KF, XR0Y, XV1X,  XV2RZ,  XW3DT,  YN2NW,  YS3CW,  Z32KI,  ZD7FT,
    ZD7XF, ZD8XF, ZF2OE, ZK2C, ZL1RS, ZL7J, ZX2S (SA-028).

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