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Friday, February 1, 2013

02 February 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1135
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5V - Jack, F8AEJ will be active holiday style as 5V7JD from Lome, Togo
from 4 February to 15 March. QSL via home call and logsearch on
Club Log.
9M2 - Taking part in the Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage
Celebration, special event callsign 9M4CNY will be active on 16
February from Penang Island (AS-015), West Malaysia. Expect
operations on 40, 20 and 10 metres SSB, from 7 to 16 UTC. QSL
direct to the address.
C6 - Drew, N2RFA will be active as C6ABB from Nassau (NA-001), Bahamas
on 10-21 February. He will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 10 metres,
with "some digital work" (PSK31, JT65, RTTY and possibly SSTV).
QSL via N2RFA, eQSL and LoTW.
D4 - Mats, SM7GIB is currently active as D44TIB from Cape Verde until 7
February. He operates holiday style, typically during his early
morning hours on the low bands. QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ DX]
FG - Oliver, F6ARC will be active as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe (NA-102)
on 2-14 February. He will operate holiday style with a focus on 30
and 40 metres CW. QSL via bureau or direct (details on
[TNX DX World]
H4 - Ralph, H44RK (currently active as 5W0W) is planning an extensive
IOTA tour around the Solomon Islands, Temotu Province included, on
his sailing boat "Hafskip". It is expected to start in late
April-early May from Liapari, Vella Lavella (OC-149) and continue
through other IOTA groups, with 2-4 days of radio activity from
each of them, until they reach Honiara (Guadalcanal). Then the
plan is to get "selected crew/operators on board" and reach the
Stewart Islands (OC-285, new one for IOTA). Preliminary
information cen be found at
HA - Special station HG66MALEV (for Hungary flag carrier Malev, which
ceased flight activity in February 2012, after 66 years of
continuous operation) will be active until 31 March on 80-10
metres CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK31. QSL direct to HG4I. [TNX
HC - Elena, RC5A and Alex, RA1AGL will be active as HC2/homecall from
Ecuador between 10 February and 9 March. They will operate SSB and
CW on 160-6 metres, and Elena will participate in both the ARRL
Contests CW and SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX
J3 - Roy, KE4TG will be active again as J38RF from Grenada (NA-024)
from 6 February to 8 March. He will operate JT65HF, PSK31 and RTTY
on 80-10 metres, with some activity (SSB, CW and digital modes) on
60 metres. QSL via KE4TG and LoTW. [TNX]
J5 - A group of operators from the Verona DX Team (namely IK3RBE,
IK3VVD, IK3VZJ, IZ3BUR and IZ3STA) will be active again as J52HF
from Guinea-Bissau between 10 February and 2 March. In their spare
time they will operate SSB only on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL
via I3LDP.
J8 - Dave, G3TBK will be active once again as J88DR from St Vincent
(NA-109) from 14 February to 11 March, including participation in
the ARRL DX CW and SSB Contests. He will be QRV on all bands CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3TBK, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
LY - Celebrating the Act of Independence of Lithuania (16 February
1918), Sam, LY5W will be active as LY16W through February. QSL via
home call. [TNX LY5W]
PJ2 - Joeke, PA0VDV will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from Curacao
(SA-099) from 15 February to 22 March. He will operate CW only.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0VDV]
T2 - Rob GM3YTS, Tom GM4FDM, Gavin GM0GAV and Clive GM3POI will be
active as T2GM from Tuvalu (OC-015) on 12-23 March. They will
operate stations with amplifers and vertical antennas placed
either in or at the edge of the lagoon. QSL via GM4FDM, direct or
bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. The team will run a blog
( courtesy MM0NDX before and during the
expedition. [TNX DX World]
V6 - Bob, 5B4AGN will be active as KH2/G3ZEM from Guam on 9-13 February
and as V63ZM from Micronesia on 13-23 February. He will be QRV on
80-10 metres, plus 160 metres "if useful antenna arrangements can
be made". QSL via M0URX. [TNX NG3K]
VK_ant - Craig, VK6JJJ expects to arrive at the Australian Antarctic
station Mawson around 7 February and to remain there for
approximately twelve months. He plans to be QRV as VK0JJJ on 80-6
metres SSB and digital modes, with "a lot of priority given to 6m
operation". His plans include the installing of a 6m beacon
(VK0RTM) at 50w on 50.300 MHz to monitor openings. QSL via K7CO.
Further details can be found at; he also has
a blog at
VK9N - A group of ten Oceania DX Group members (namely Allan VK2CA,
Benton VK3CBV, Roy VK3GB, Lee VK3GK, Graeme VK3GL, Luke VK3HJ,
Peter VK3IJ, Chris VK3QB, Catherine VK4GH and John VK4IO) will be
active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005) on 3-12 May. They
plan to operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-10 metres, with four
stations "as often as possibile" and "at least two stations on-air
18 hours per day". QSL via VK2CA, direct or bureau (please use the
OQRS on Clublog). Logs will uploaded to LoTW "as soon as possible
after the DXpedition". Further information can be found at
VP5 - Jeff, K0UU will be active as VP5/K0UU from Grand Turk Island
(NA-003) on 13-21 February. He will operate CW with an emphasis on
30, 17 and 12 metres, and will participate in the ARRL DX W
Contest as VQ5RP. QSL via K0UU, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX
The Daily DX]
W - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be active as K5KUA/5 from
Galveston Island (NA-143) on 15-17 February. He usually operates
CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
W - Dave, K3FT and Rob, N3RW will participate in the ARRL DX SSB
Contest (LP Multi-Two) from the battleship "New Jersey" (NJ2BB)
moored at the Camden waterfront, in New Jersey. "We will be using
all WW2 original antennas and late model commercial transceivers",
they say, "maybe even a military HF transceiver as well". [TNX
XT - XT2TT is the callsign for the Italian DXpediton Team to use during
their activity from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso [425DXN 1125] from
21 February to 6 March. Eight operators (namely I1HJT, I2YSB,
IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP and JA3USA) will be active
on CW (1826.5, 3515, 7015, 10115, 14025, 18070, 21025, 24891,
28025 and 50105 kHz), SSB (3760, 7145, 14220, 18145, 21295, 24945,
28475 and 50125 kHz) and RTTY (14081 kHz) with four stations. The
pilot stations will be IK7JWY and (for 6m) IK0FTA; a dedicated
forum will be on Further information,
including real-time logsearch, QSLling details and OQRS for direct
cards, can be found at
XU - John, XU7ACQ will be active from Cambodia from 10 February to 18
March. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80-10 metres.
QSL via KF0RQ. [TNX DX World]
YB - YB6AR and several other operators will be active as homecall/p
from Pulau Bunta (claimed for IOTA group OC-245) on 15-17
February. They plan to be QRV on 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB
and RTTY. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX Mediterraneo DX
ZF - Dave, N4QS will be active as ZF2DP from the Cayman Islands
(NA-016) on 8-12 February. He will participate in the CQ WPX RTTY
Contest; before and after the contest he will also operate some CW
and SSB primarily on 30, 17 and 12 metres. Logserach on Clublog;
QSL via home call and LoTW.
ZK3 - Dieter, DJ2EH is active as ZK3T from Tokelau (OC-048) until 20
February. He is QRV on 160-10 metres mainly CW with some RTTY. QSL
via home call.

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Steve, HA0DU and Laci, HA0NAR will be active as 6V2R from
Senegal and as J5NAR from Guinea Bissau starting around 9 February. They
also plan to operate as 6V2R/p from Carabane Island (AF-078) and as J5NAR/p
from Jeta Island (AF-093). QSL for both calls via HA0NAR, direct or bureau.

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

BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL HF CUP ---> The Black Sea International HF Cup,
organized by the Black Sea Contest Club, will be held on 2-3 February, from
12 UTC on Saturady through 11.59 UTC on Sunday. Complete information at [TNX UV5EOZ]

DX ACROSS AFRICA ---> Jon, TF3ZA is part of a 15-man team travelling in an
ex-military vehicle from Reykjavik, Iceland to Cape Town, South Africa.
This 20,000 km trek will take about six months, with planned activity on
160-6 metres CW and SSB from CN, 5T, 6W, 3X, TU, 9G, 5V, TY, 5N, TJ, TR,
TN, 9Q, 9J, Z2, A2 and ZS. QSL via TF3ZA. Details can be found at

QSL 4W3DX & 4W6MM ---> Phil, G3SWH has been appointed as QSL manager for
Thor's (TF4M) operations from Timor Leste between 2000 and 2003 as 4W3DX
and 4W6MM. Logsearch for both calls at [TNX G3SWH]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 2O12L, 2O12W, 3B9SP, 3D2C,
4L1MA, 4L4WW, 4L8A, 4M5CW, 4O7VB, 4S7BRG, 4S7NE, 5C2P, 5K4T (SA-084), 5K8T
(SA-081), 5N7M, 5T0SP, 5T5BV, 5U5U, 5V7TH, 5W0RK, 5W0W, 5W1SA, 5Z4/DL7UCX,
7P8D, 7X4AN, 7Z7AB (AS-190), 9Y4/DL7VOG, AH0/N0AT, AH0BT, BM0LF, BV7GC,
BY1CQ/2 (AS-158), BY1WXD/0, C50C, C5A, C6AVA, C91JD, CY9M, D44TXR, D64K,
E40V, E40VB, EA9UG, ED5RKB (EU-093), EK6TA, EK7DX, EY7AD, F4BKV/p (EU-107),
HH8/N3BNA, HI3/KL7JR, HL2DC, HS0ZEE, HT9H, IM0/F4BKV (EU-041), J75Z, J79IX,
P29NI, P29VCX, P29VPB, PJ5J, PJ7XK, RI0K (AS-061), RI0K/p (AS-092),RI1ANF,
XQ1KZ, XT2RJA, YB8Y (OC-221), YU9VB, YW5AS (SA-051), YW5F (SA-081), Z21HS,
Z38VB, Z81D, ZD7VC, ZD9AH.




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Direttore Responsabile
Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
Giornalista Professionista - Tessera n. 071675
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Roma, Italia


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