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Friday, March 15, 2013

16 March 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1141
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

8Q - Noel, F6BGC will be active as 8Q7NC from the Maldives (AS-013) on
19-29 March. He plans to operate holiday style on 40-6m with 100w
and a vertical, using mostly SSB with some CW and RTTY. Further
information can be found at QSL via F6BGC,
direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX F6BGC]
A3 - Jacek, SP5EAQ will be active as A3EAQ from Tongatapu (OC-049),
Tonga from 26 March to 16 April. He will operate SSB only on 80-10
metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Further information
and logsearch will be available at [TNX
CE - Jose, CE8DMT expects to be QRV from Navarino Island (SA-050) on 23
and 24 March Look for him on 21277 kHz at 13.30-15.30 UTC and on
28477 kHz at 16-17 UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
E5 - Andy, AB7FS (E51AND) is moving to Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook
Islands. "If all goes as planned I should have a good gain antenna
system", he says, "and I may try for Palmerston (OC-124, North
Cooks) or possibly Pukapuka (OC-098, North Cooks) in July or
August, this time with better preparation and hopefully a
Hexbeam". According to his page, after 15 April cards
should be sent to Andy Duncan, P.O. Box 618, Avarua, Rarotonga,
Cook Islands.
E6 - Alan, VK4WR (E6RQ) and Graeme, VK4FI (E6SG) will be active from
Niue (OC-040) on 22-29 March. Their main focus will be on 6
metres. QSL both calls via VK4FI. [TNX DX World]
EI - Olivier, ON4EI will be active as EI8GQB from Fethard, Ireland
(EU-115) from 24 March to 3 April using an hybrid wind-solar power
system (see from his caravan. He will
participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as EI1A. QSL for both
callsigns via bureau to ON4EI.
FH - Hartwig, DL7BC ( will be active again from
Mayotte (AF-027) between 26 March and 12 April. Until 9 April he
will be QRV as TO7BC (including an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest), after that he might operate as FH/DL7BC. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau.
GM - The Camb-Hams ( will be active again as
GS3PYE/p from the Isle of Mull (EU-008) on 10-16 May. A large
group of operators will be QRV with five stations on 600 (472
kHz)-10 metres, as well as on 6m, 4m, 2m EME and some 70cm. QSL
via M0VFC (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX]
H40 - Part of the H44G team was expected to go and operate as H40T from
Temotu Province on 12-23 March [425DXN 1139]. However, several
flights to Santa Cruz were cancelled due to bad weather
conditions, and they were able to get bookings for 16 March, to be
confirmed on the 15th. As some operators "are bound to fixed
return flight dates", the new H40T team will include DL4WK, DL7DF,
DL7UFR and SP3DOI. Check for updates.
H44 - The June 2013 Solomon Islands IOTA Tour [425DXN 1140] has become
"The 3C Project" (Connect, Communicate, Coordinate): "as a group
of skilled and passionate amateur radio operators", the organizers
say, "we wanted to do more than just go to exotic locations to
operate from. Our Mission is to actively seek a dialogue with
islanders and discuss and record the needs of the villagers that
we meet. This will be an expedition with a difference". The plan
is to activate (in order) IOTA groups OC-149, OC-168, OC-047,
OC-127 and OC-285 (Stewart Islands, new one for IOTA). Exact dates
and the callsign to be announced. Read more on the project's
website at
HA - Special station HG52FC is active on all bands and modes until 31
May for the 52nd FIRAC congress to be held in Galyateto on 16-20
May (details at QSL
via HA5BSW, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX HA0HW]
HC - Once again Rick, NE8Z will be active as HC1MD from Ecuador from 21
March to 11 April. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10
metres. QSL via K8LJG. Information on the HC/Ecuador and HC8/
Galapagos DX Diplomas at [TNX
JD1_oga- Once again Makoto, JI5RPT ( will be active as
JD1BLY from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 28 April to 4 May.
He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres and
satellite. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI5RPT]
KH9 - K9W is the callsign issued to the DXpedition to Wake Island
[425DXN 1140], which is anticipated taking place at the beginning
of October. The actual days of use will be announced in due
course. Val, NV9L and Col, MM0NDX will be the Pilot Stations.
Bookmark for further information and updates.
OZ - Once again the OZ1RDP Scout team ( will be active
from Romo Island (EU-125) on 17-21 May. They plan to operate SSB,
BPSK31 and maybe some CW on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6
metres. QSL via DL9BCP, direct or bureau. [TNX DL9BCP]
PA - Celebrating his 70th birthday, Joop Tijpens (PD0RKA) will be
active on the HF bands as PD70JT from 16 March to 13 April. All of
the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, LoTW and
PA - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will formally end her reign on 30
April, and leave monarchy to Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander. At
least a couple of special stations are expected to be active to
celebrate the event: PA200KING from 18 April to 5 May (QSL via
PD5ROB), and PC13KING, operated by Contest Club Apeldoorn from 22
April to 2 May (QSL via PA1DV). [TNX PA7CW]
S7 - Nobby, G0VJG will be active as S79VJG from Mahe (AF-024),
Seychelles on 4-17 April. He will operate SSB only on 80-10
metres. QSL via G4DFI.
T2 - Clive, GM3POI made it to Tuvalu on 12 March, with a transceiver
(100 watts) and wire antennas, but he has not been reported active
so far. After many trials and tribulations, the other three T2GM
team members (GM3YTS, GM0GAV and GM4FDM) were finally able to
reach Fiji and retrieve their lost luggage. They are booked on the
16 March flight to Tuvalu, which is their last chance of going to
T2. Check for updates.
T2 - Tim, NL8F will operate mainly SSB from Tuvalu (OC-015) between 19
March and 2 April. The callsign is not known, as he will have to
collect his license upon arrival. QSL via K8NA. [TNX DX World]
T2 - Ingolf DJ4LS, Rick DK8YY and Detlef DL3ALI will be active as T2YY
(requested callsign) from Tuvalu from 23 March to 4 April. They
plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres with two
stations. QSL via DH7WW. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA - Once again the TC Special Wireless Activity Team (
will be active as TC18M on 16-18 March to commemorate the
anniversary of the naval battle of 18 March 1915 during the
Dardanelles Campaign. All of the QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau.
V7 - Ted, JF1CCH will be active as V73TS from the Marshall Islands on
21-26 March. He will operate mainly CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via
home call. [TNX NG3K]
VE - David, VE3VID is QRV in his spare time as VY0/VE3VID from Igloolik
Island (NA-174) until 29 March. He uses a 20m dipole on RTTY, but
has plans to have a multiband antenna when he returns to the
island in September/October. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
W - Once again Joe, K5KUA will be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (NA-143) from 28 March to 1 April. He usually operates CW
only on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
ZD8 - Mick, G1EUZ will be active as ZD8RAF from Ascension Island
(AF-003) on 18-22 March. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
ZK3 - Hans, DL6JGN and Guenter, DL2AWG will be active as ZK3N from
Nukunonu, Tokelau (OC-048) from 25 April to 8 May
( They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 80-10 metres. QSL via DL2AWG.

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The February 2013 issue is now available for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

7O6T VIDEO ---> The 7O6T DXpedition video is now available for free
download from two different sites. The High Definition can be found on, while the Standard Definition video is on [TNX N6PSE]

CASS AWARD ---> Presented annually, the Cass Award (
[425DXN 1102] honours the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD (SK) and
encourages DXPeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked with a $1000
prize for the Single-Operator DXpedition that works the most unique
callsigns. The 2012 Cass Award has been won by Rob Chipperfield, M0VFC:
"from the remote South Atlantic island of Tristan Da Cunha as ZD9UW in
October 2012, Rob worked 3362 unique stations over his 4-day DXpedition,
demonstrating an outstanding effort to log as many individuals as
possible". [TNX AA6YQ]

CLIPPERTON 2013 ---> TX5K started operations on 40m SSB around 06.15 UTC on
2 March and went QRT at 00.00 utc on the 10th. The team hit the 100,000th
QSO mark around 12.15 UTC on 8 March, and finished with a grand total of
113,844 QSOs (60227 CW, 45030 SSB and 8587 Digi).

DX DINNER ---> David Patton, NN1N will be the featured speaker for the 28th
annual DX Dinner, sponsored by the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA)
and to be held in conjunction with the 2013 Dayton Hamvention on Friday, 17
May at the Dayton Marriott Hotel. Details can be found on the SWODXA Events
website ( and updates will be sent out regularly via
Twitter (@SWODXA). [TNX W8GEX]

HAM RADIO 2013 ---> The 38th International Exibition for Radio Amateurs -
Europe's premiere gathering for amateur radio enthusiasts - will take place
on 28-30 June at Friedrichshafen ( As
usual, there will be a big flea market and commercial exhibitors, as well
as many lectures and presentations. Ham Radio 2013 will be combined with
the 64th Bodensee Convention organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club.

NORTH KOREA ---> Rick, K6VVA has posted Info Update #2 to the "P5 CW Only &
IOTA AS-197 Project" [425DXN 1105 and 1106] he has been working on for
seven years now. "Recent 'circumstances' in P5 during the last several
months have made this Project even more challenging, for obvious reasons",
he says, "Yet a new alternative route to potential success has also
materialized, and I decided to unleash the full 'long term' plan, which has
been to activate ALL of the four P5 IOTA Designators (AS-195, AS-196,
AS-197 and AS-198)".
Over the past 18 months, Rick has been part of a discussion group (N7NG,
G3SXW, ON4UN, ON4WW, W6SJ, ST2AR/S53R and others all with considerable
DXpedition and/or DX QTH operating experience) and spent "considerable time
in analyzing and discussing the observed cause and effect relationship
between the operating 'styles' (and errors) of many major DXpedition
operators, which always result in the same predictable anti-social
behaviors and chaos occurring in all pileups". Rick plans to produce a web
viewable video soon, "summarizing my perspective of the reality of things,
which will also be the basis for any P5 operations and Pileup Management".
Read the full release at

QSL OX3XR ---> OZ3PZ is no longer the QSL manager for Peter, OX3XR.
Effective 1 April, the new QSL route will be via SWL PA3249, direct only
(see for details). You can also use the "Get a Card In the Mail"
service provided by eQSL. Bureau QSL requests will go unanswered, but
electronic confirmations will still be available through LoTW and eQSL. As
for XP3A, neither direct nor bureau paper cards are available, and QSOs are
confirmed only via LoTW and eQSL.

WAPC ---> The second Worked All Provinces of China (WAPC) DX Contest will
be held on 20-21 April (from 6 UTC on the 20th to 05.59 UTC on the 21st),
on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB and CW. Complete details can be found
on the Mulan DX Club's website ( Last year's event saw
participating stations from 32 out of 34 Chinese provinces, municipal
cities, autonomous regions and special administration regions. [TNX BA7JS]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2C, 3D2ZY, 3V8BB, 3XDQZ/p
(AF-096, 2004)4A0MAYA, 4K12SONG, 5T0SP, 5U5U, 5U6E, 6W/M1KTA, 6Y3M, 7O6T,
7Z7AB (AS-190), 8R1AK, 9J2BO, 9M2RDX, A63HI (AS-021), A71BO, CO8WN, EF8S,
(AS-159), TC0P (AS-099), TR8CA, TZ6BB, UK9AA, V31JQ, WA2YUN/KH9, XF1F
(NA-124), XP1A, XU1A, YB8Y, ZB2FK, ZD7VC, ZL9HR.




425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
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Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
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