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  • Friday, July 6, 2012

    425 DX News #1105

    07 July 2012                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                      No 1105
                            *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                            ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                             Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                           Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    3D2_cr - The 3D2C team [425DXN 1080] now includes sixteen  operators  (AD6E,
            AH6HY, K6MKF, K6SRZ,  K9CT,  LZ1CG,  N6NKT,  N6PSE,  PY5CC,  RW3RN,
            RW4NW, RZ3FW, UA4HOX, WD5COV  and  YT1AD).  They  will  leave  Suva
            (Fiji Islands) for Conway Reef on  24  September  around  18  local
            time (6 UTC), and  will  return  in  the  night  between  5  and  6
            October. Their "primary objective is to provide as  many  DXers  as
            possible a  'new  one'  with  this  rare  DXCC  entity"  and  their
            "secondary objective is to give as many  band-slots  as  possible".
            They will  target  European  contacts  during  those  periods  when
            propagation is possible. Plans are to upload  their  logs  to  Club
            Log on a daily basis. QSL via YT1AD. There  will  be  an  OQRS  for
            direct and bureau QSL cards. Band plan and further  information  ca
            be found at http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html [TNX N6PSE]
    7X     - Special event stations 7T50I  (operated  by  Radio  Club  Algiers),
            7U50I and 7V50I (both  operated  by  Radio  Club  Laghouat),  7W50I
            (operated by Radio Club Bou-Saada) and  7Y50I  (operated  by  Radio
            Club Mostaganem) will be active through the  end  of  the  year  to
            celebrate the 50th anniversary  of  the  indipendence  of  Algeria.
            Information on the relevant  award  can  be  found at qrz.com under
            any of the callsign above. [TNX IARU Region 1]
    BV     - Look for BO0M to be active from  Matsu  Island  (AS-113)  on  27-30
            July, IOTA Contest included.  QSLling instructions can be found  at
            http://art.ham.org.tw/en/qsl_en.aspx [TNX NG3K]
    EI     - Olivier, ON4EI will be active as  EI8GQB  on  7-31  July  using  an
            hybrid  wind-solar  power  system  from  his  caravan.   He    will
            participate in the IOTA Contest as EI1A.  QSL  for  both  callsigns
            via bureau to ON4EI. A Live Information Banner  as  well  as  daily
            updates  with  pictures  and  videoes  will   be    available    at
            http://www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB [TNX ON4EI]
    ES     - RD1AR, SP7DPJ, SQ7OXU and UA1ANA will be active as ES0W from  Ruhnu
            Island (EU-178) on 26-30  July,  IOTA  Contest  included.  QSL  via
            SP7DPJ, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
    F      - To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the French Army  Signal  Corps
            and  to  honour  French  radio    pioneer    and    army    general
            Gustave-Auguste Ferrie (1868-1932), special  event  station  TM70TE
            will be active on 12-14  July  from  the  3rd  level  of  the  Tour
            Eiffel. Expect activity on the HF and VHF bands, SSB  and  CW.  QSL
            via F5KBB, direct or bureau.
    F      - Jacky, F4EGH (SSB) and Leon, ON4ZD (CW) will  be  active  as  TM0BI
            from Fort Boyard Island (EU-032) on 25-26 July. They  will  be  QRV
            from 7 UTC to 16 UTC each day, as they  are  not  allowed  to  stay
            overnight. QSL via ON4ZD, direct or bureau. [TNX ON4ZD]
    F      - Peter ON8ZZ and his son Frederik ON3NT will  be  active  as  F/OT9Z
            from the Chausey Islands (EU-039) on 27-29  July.  They  will  also
            participate in the IOTA Contest as TM7T. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    F      - Look for F6KUF/p to be active from Noirmoutier Island  (EU-064)  on
            20-21 August.  Activity  will  be  on  80-10  metres  SSB,  CW  and
            possibily PSK/RTTY. QSL via home call. [TNX F5TRO]
    FM     - Lars, K9FY will be active holiday style  as  TO5U  from  Martinique
            (NA-107) on 11-18 July. He will be QRV on all  bands  SSB  and  CW.
            QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
    G      - In the IARU HF World Championship (14-15  July),  and  transmitting
            from several DXCC Entities within the UK, the RSGB HQ team will  be
            using the special callsign GO2HQ to celebrate the London  Olympics.
            QSL via M0OXO  and  LoTW.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
            www.gr2hq.com. [TNX GM3WOJ]
    G      - 2O12L (Two Oscar One Two Lima) will be the callsign of  the  London
            amateur radio station for the Olympic and  Paralympic  Games.  Five
            stations (three on HF and two on VHF) will be active from  25  July
            to 9 September. QSL via G4WNF, direct or  bureau  (e-mail  requests
            for bureau  cards  can  be  sent  to  g4wnf[@]mac.com),  and  LoTW.
            Further information at www.2o12l.com
    HA     - HA0BW, HA0DX, HA0KA and HG0NAZ will be active as  HG0WFF  from  the
            Hevesi Fuves Pusztak nature reserve on 13-16  July.  They  plan  to
            operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands with up  to  four
            stations. QSL via HA0HW, bureau preferred. [TNX HA0HW]
    HB9    - The teams of  HB9IRC  and  Insubria  Radio  Club  (IQ2IR)  will  be
            operating from Mount  Bar,  in  southern  Switzerland,  during  the
            weekend. HB9IRC will be located at hut and will be  active  on  7-8
            July, while a second station will be  activated  as  HB9SOTA  on  8
            July from the summit of Mount Bar. Expect activity on the HF  bands
            CW and SSB and on 145.350 MHz. [TNX HB9TZA]
    HC     - Celebrating their 81st anniversary, members  of  Quito  Radio  Club
            (HC1QRC) will be active as HD081QRC on 14-22  July.  They  will  be
            QRV on all bands CW and SSB, using both modern equipment  and  some
            vintage radios "beautifully restored by Gustavo,  HC1BG".  QSL  via
            HC1JQ, direct or bureau. [TNX NE8Z]
    I      - Look for Dario, IZ4UEZ to be active  holiday  style  as  ID9/IZ4UEZ
            from Lipari Island (EU-017) on 6-11  July.  He  will  operate  SSB,
            possibily with some RTTY. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.
            [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    I      - Members of ARMI Taranto and the 599 DX Team will be active as  IJ7T
            from San Pietro Island (EU-073) on 20-22 July.  They  will  operate
            SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via  IK7WDS.  An
            OQRS for direct and bureau cards will be  available  on  Club  Log.
            Further  information  will  be  available  at  www.armi.ta.it  [TNX
    LA     - Thomas, SM3DMP will be  active  holiday  style  as  LA/SM3DMP  from
            Otroy (EU-056) on 18-20 July. He will operate mainly CW on  30,  20
            and  17  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
    LA     - Waldi, SP7IDX and Mek,  SP7VC  will  be  active  as  LA/SP7IDX  and
            LA/SP7VC from Mageroya (EU-044) on 20-29 July.  They  will  operate
            SSB  and  RTTY  with  two  stations  on  80-6  metres,  and    will
            participate in the IOTA Contest. During their travel  to  Mageroya,
            on 19-20 July, they might  stop  and  be  active  as  SM/SP7VC  and
            SM/SP7IDX from Seskaro Island (EU-139). QSL via  home  calls.  [TNX
            DX Coffee]
    LX     - Radioamateurs du Luxembourg will be  represented  in  the  IARU  HF
            World Championship (14-15 July) by LX75HQ. This is the  HQ  special
            callsign  celebrating  the  LX  Amateur  Radio  Association's  75th
            anniversary.  Information  on  the  award  for  contacting  LX75HQ,
            LX75RL and ordinary LX stations during the year 2012 can  be  found
            at www.rlx.lu. [TNX LX2A]
    OZ     - DL2JRM,  DO2XX  and  DO6XX  will  be  active  as  OZ/homecall  from
            Vendsyssel-Thy  (EU-171)  on  7-21  July.  Look  for  OZ/DO6XX  and
            OZ/DO2XX on 80-10 metres SSB, while  OZ/DL2JRM  will  also  operate
            CW. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org
    PA     - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Open  Air  Museum
            in Arnhem, Fred PA0FAW will be active as PC100NOM  until  29  July.
            QSL via PA0FAW, direct and bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
    PY     - The Perdigueiros Radio Team will be active as  PR5D  from  Ilha  do
            Mel (SA-047) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL  via  PY5DC,
            direct only. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    PY0S   - Fred/PY2XB, Peter/PP5XX (PY5CC), Tomi (HA7RY)  and  George  (AA7JV)
            will be active as PT0S from St. Peter and St. Paul  Rocks  (SA-014)
            for two weeks in the late November to mid-December time frame.  The
            actual  dates  will  depend  on  weather  conditions  and  will  be
            announced  on  the  PT0S  website  (see  below).   Amateur    radio
            activities are still banned from  the  archipelago  [425DXN  1088],
            but the the Araucaria DX Group has been given a special  permit  to
            conduct this DXpedition. The operation will have a strong low  band
            focus. There will be a dedicated station operating  on  160  metres
            from sunset to sunrise. A second station  will  be  on  80  and  40
            metres at night. During the day there will be two stations  on  the
            higher bands - and 6 metres - depending on  conditions.  RTTY  will
            also be supported. QSL via HA7RY (OQRS for direct and bureau  cards
            will be available on the  website)  and  LoTW  (the  logs  will  be
            uploaded "generally within 36 hours of the QSO taking place").  For
            further  information   and    regular    updates    please    visit
    SM     - Lars, SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island  (EU-137)  on
            25-30 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
            bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
    SV     - The Radio  Amateur  Association  of  Greece  (RAAG)  will  activate
            special callsign SX1GR from the Acropolis of Athens on 18-22  July.
            Expect activity on the HF bands SSB, CW, RTTY and  PSK31,  as  well
            as on 6 and 2 metres. QSL via bureau. [TNX SV1RP]
    SV9    - Claude, HB9CRX will be active as SV9/HB9CRX  from  Kissamos,  Crete
            (EU-015) on 9-21 July. He will operate CW QRP on 30-6  metres.  QSL
            via home call. [TNX F5NQL]
    TA     - TC0KLH (and  not  TC2KLH  as  previously  announced)  will  be  the
            callsign to be used from Kefken  Island  (AS-159)  on  27-29  July,
            IOTA Contest included [425DXN 1102].  QSL  preferably  via  the  TA
            bureau. [TNX TA1HZ]
    UA     - Special callsign UE95K will be in use on 14-22  July  from  Bryansk
            in memory of Pavel M. Kamozin, World War II fighter ace  and  twice
            Hero of the Soviet Union. QSL via RV3YR. [TNX RV3YR]
    UA     - Members of the Russian Robinson Club  are  planning  to  be  active
            from IOTA groups AS-061 (Ratmanova/Big Diomede Island)  and  AS-092
            (Bering Sea Coast South group) in July-August. A special  callsign,
            RI0K, has been granted for use bewteen 15 July and 28 August.  [TNX
            DX World]
    UA     - Vladimir,  UA0LCZ  will  be  active  as  RI0NZ  from  Popov  Island
            (AS-066)  on  24-30  July.  Before  the  IOTA  Contest   he    will
            concentrate on CW (3507, 7007, 10107, 14017,  18067,  21017,  24897
            and 28017 kHz). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX UA0LCZ]
    V3     - Henry W5HNS (V31WH), Jay K0BCN  (V31MX)  and  Marty  W5MRM  (V31MO)
            will be active from Caye Caulker (NA-073) on 23-31 July. They  will
            operate CW, PSK and SSB on 40-10 metres. During  the  IOTA  Contest
            they will use V31MX and alternate SSB and CW. QSL  via  home  calls
            or LoTW. [TNX W5HNS]
    W      - Jon, WB8YJF, will  be  active  as  WB8YJF/4  from  Ocracoke  Island
            (NA-067) on 22-29 July, IOTA Contest included. He will operate  CW,
            RTTY and SSB on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  and
            bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

    CHANNEL ISLANDS ---> Peter ON8ZZ and his son Frederik ON3NT will  be  active
    as MU/OT9Z from Guernsey (EU-114) on 16-20 July. They also plan  to  operate
    from the islands of Herm (17  July),  Sark (18 July) and Alderney (19 July).
    On 20-26 July they will be  active as MJ/OT9Z from Jersey (EU-013). QSLs via
    ON3NT, direct or bureau, and LoTW. They have a website at

    NORTHERN EUROPE TOUR ---> Paolo, I2AE is touring  northern  Europe  (Sweden,
    Finland,  Norway and Denmark) until late July, and plans to  operate holiday
    style from a number  of  WFF  sites, islands, lighthouses etc. "he will find
    on  his  way". Look for him  around 14244 and  7144 kHz, with some possibile
    activity also on 6 metres. [TNX I2JJR]

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

    DX WORLD GUIDE ---> The  third edition  of the  "DX World Guide",  by  Franz
    Lagner (DJ9ZB), is the first edition using color throughout and the first to
    be entirely in English. The 384-page book includes detailed entries for well
    over  300  DX "entities".  It  is available  in  both print and digital (CD)
    formats;  orders can  be  placed on the  CQ Communications  on-line store at

    LOTW & WPX ---> The ARRL  launched the  integration of  Logbook of The World
    (LoTW) with CQ Magazine's  Worked All Prefixes (WPX) Award  on 2 July. A WPX
    account has  automatically  been created  for Logbook users on their  awards
    page, and  they will  be able  to use LoTW  to  generate lists of  confirmed
    contacts  to be submitted  for WPX credit.  Standard LoTW credit fees and CQ
    award fees will apply. Further information on www.arrl.org (News section).

    NORTH KOREA ---> Rick, K6VVA has been working for quite  some time on  a "P5
    CW Only & IOTA AS-197 Project"  which now  appears  to be having interesting
    developments. "It has been a very long 6 years thus far", Rich says,  "but I
    believe the time has finally come to fish or cut bait". Rick is "not seeking
    any donations at this point, but rather only  an indication of the  level of
    potential   contributions  for  the  related  humanitarian  purposes  likely
    required  in  order  for  approval  of  this project  and  issuance  of a P5
    license". Read the details at www.k6vva.com/p5/

    QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's web
    site has been updated. Fourteen different galleries include more than 10,000
    cards  for  the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-11), the 61 deleted DXCC
    Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Magrebh from 1947 to 1962, D5 and
    DL5  stations  from 1945  to 1962 (soon to be enlarged to include D2/DL2 and
    D4/DL4 stations), Antarctic bases & TAAF (Terres Australes and  Antarctiques
    Francaises), the  various  French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
    the  Indian Ocean  and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
    French Departments and CONUS. plus a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC.
    Your participation is encouraged  -  please visit www.LesNouvellesdx.fr  and
    send your comments to lesnouvellesdx[@]free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

    QSL MANAGER OF THE YEAR ---> The Golist QSL Manager Data Service is reviving
    its QSL Manager of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize
    the  service  provided  by  QSL managers to the world wide DX community. The
    definition  of a  QSL Manager  for this  award is  "any person who  confirms
    contacts via printed QSL card for any station other than their primary  call
    sign". A plaque, donated by DX Publishing, Inc., publisher of QRZ-DX and The
    DX Magazine, will be awarded to the QSL Manager of the Year selected, at the
    W4DXCC Convention held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in September 2012.
    Nominations will be accepted from DX and Contest clubs, which are encouraged
    to poll their members for their nominations for  the Top 5 QSL Managers  for
    2012. Each club should tabulate the votes of their members and submit to the
    Golist the Top 5 vote getters. The deadline is 1 August 2012.
    The recognized  format  for  clubs  submission is:  Club Name;  Club Officer
    (Name, Call Sign, club office and email address); Top 5 QSL Manager Nominees
    (list name and callsign); put  QSL Manager of the Year-2012  in the  subject
    line and sent the message to golist[@]gmail.com. [TNX K1XN]

    TOP LISTS ---> The latest  Topband,  Topmode and  Toplist  listings are  now
    available   at  www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.   QSOs   confirmed
    through LoTW or included in on-line logs are eligible for listing. Send your
    scores, as well as any request for further information,  to Luciano  Lucini,
    IK2QPO (ik2qpo[@]425dxn.org).

    + SILENT KEYS + Gian Carlo Bavassano (I1RBJ)  passed away  on 5 July  at  66
    years of age.


    QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A2LF, 3C0E, 3C6A, 3DA0FC,  3V8BB,
    3Y8XSA,  4W0VB, 4Z5MU, 5N7M, 6O0CW, 6O3A, 6V7S, 7X5QB,  8P6EX,  9K2YM, 9L0W,
    9M0L, 9M2AX,  9M6YBG, 9Q6AL,  9Y4LAS,  A43MI (AS-014),  A52JY, A52KJ, A92GE,
    AA1BU/KP2, AP2JZB, BA1KW, BX4AD, BY8AC, C31CT, C31PP, C6AGW (NA-048), C91JD,
    CE2WQ,  CP4BT, CU3AK,  CX2TQ,  E51NNN,  EA9EU, EA9IB,  EI100T, EK6TA, EK7DX,
    ER1DA, ES1TU,  ES3AX,  EY7AD, EY8MM, FG8NY, FR1LB, FS/K9EL, FW0NAR (OC-054),
    FW0NAR/p (OC-118), HI6PLE/7, HK0NA, HR5/F2JD, HS0ZKG (AS-101), IH9WKH,  J5V,
    J6/NX8L,   J69MV,  J79IU,  J79XB,  JY5HX,  KG2A/VP9,  KH6/VE7AHA,  KH8/N9YU,
    LA/DL5DSM/p (EU-141), LX1NJ, MM0XAU, MU0FAL, OD5NJ,  OD5PY, OM7M,  PJ5/SO6X,
    SV2ASP/A,  SV5BYR/5, T30D, TA3J/0 (AS-115), TJ6RM, TX8CW, UA0BA, UA0C, V26E,
    V31IZ,  V5/DH3WO, V5/DJ2HD,  V85SS,  VK6YS/p (OC-199),  WP3Y,  XU7DLH,  YB8Y
    (OC-221), YI1RZ, YJ0VK, YV1FPT, YW3Y, YW5PI (SA-048),  ZA100I, ZD7VC,  ZK2C,


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                    Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (425dxn@alice.it)
                         The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


                              Direttore Responsabile
                               Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
                  Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
                         Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
                                   Roma, Italia