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Friday, May 10, 2013

11 May 2013 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1149
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

8Q - Jim, G3VDB will be active again as 8Q7EJ from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 13-26 May. He will operate holiday style on 20 metres
CW and possibly SSB. Logsearch on Club Log; QSL via home call and
9A - Once again Jan, PA4JJ will be active holiday style as 9A/PA4JJ
from Porec (Croatian mainland) from 20 May to 6 June. He will
operate mainly digital modes on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via home
call. Logsearch at [TNX PA4JJ]
9A - Look for Stefano 9A/IV3LZQ, Paolo 9A/IV3PUT, Francesco 9A/IV3EDU
and Andy 9A3JH to be active from the island of Sveti Nikola
(EU-110) on 25-29 July. They will operate CW and SSB on 80-6
metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest as 9A/IV3LZQ. QSL
via IV3LZQ. Online logs will be available on
CO - CL6RLD, CO6EC, CO6LC, CO6LP, CO6WYR and CO6YAC will be active as
T46C from IOTA group NA-204 on 13-17 June. They will operate SSB,
CW and RTTY on all bands with three stations. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX
DL - Hans, DL2RU will be active as DL2RU/p from Schlossinsel (not IOTA,
GIA O-31 for the German Islands Award) on 19 or 20 May. He plans
to start around 13 UTC on 7028 kHz. [TNX DL2RU]
E5_sc - Tony, ZL2AGY will be active as E51AGY [425DXN 1148] from Rarotonga
(OC-013), South Cook Islands on 9-29 May. Being a member of the
First Class CW Operators' Club, he might also apply for and be QRV
as E51FOC to celebrate FOC's 75th anniversary. QSL via home call
EI - Lukas, IW3FWT will be active as EJ/IW3FWT from Bere Island
(EU-121) on 10-12 May. He will operate SSB and digital modes on
40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX
EX - Special event station EX20ARUK will be active on 12-18 May to
celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Union of
Kyrgyzstan. QSL via operator's instructions. Information on the
"Kyrgyzstan Award" at
(scroll down the page for the English version). [TNX EX8AB]
F - A group of operators from the Castres DX Gang will be active as
TM5FI from Ratonneau Island (EU-095) on 15-22 May. QSL via F5XX.
F - Gil, F4FET and Rodolphe, F0FMI will be active as TM0AI from
Anneret Island (EU-039) on 18-20 May. They plan to be QRV on 40,
20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via F4FET.
F - Gil, F4FET and Diego, F4HAU will be active as TM0BIG from La
Petite Ile (EU-107) from around 7 UTC on 4 June until around 13
UTC on the 5th. They will be QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres.
QSL via F4FET.
G - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB6MW from Meopham
Windmill on 11-12 May for the Mills on the Air weekend
( QSL via G4DFI. [TNX M0MCV]
GJ - Roger, G3SXW and Nigel, G3TXF will be active as GH4FOC (QSL via
G3SWH) from Jersey until 12 May. This operation is part of the
month-long 75th anniversary celebration activity being organised
by the FOC First Class CW Operators' Club. During the weekend
there may also be some operation as GJ3SXW (QSL via G3SXW) and
GJ3TXF (QSL via G3TXF). All logs will be uploaded to both Club Log
and LoTW.
GJ - Raf ON5RZ , Eddy ON6EF and Mick ON4RAW will be active as MJ/OT1S
from Saint Brelade, Jersey (EU-013) on 16-19 May. They will
operate mainly SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via ON6EF, direct or bureau.
HC8 - Two operators will be active as HD8A from the Galapagos Islands
(SA-004) on 15-19 May. QSL via HD2A.
HR - The tentative dates for HM2DMR's three IOTA operations [425DXN
1148] are as follows:
27-30 May HQ3W Cayos Cochinos (NA-160)
16-20 June HQ8S Swan Islands (NA-035)
16-20 July HQ8D Vivorillos Bank (NA-223)
QSL all calls via KD4POJ. Bookmark for updates
and further information.
I - A large multi-national team (HA1YA, IT9BUN, IW9ELR, JH5GHM, LZ1QN,
N3BNA, ON4LG, PC5A, PE1ETR, RT4RO, S52RU, S54W, S57UN and S59A)
will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island (AF-019) on 17-30
October. They will run four stations on 160-2 metres SSB, CW and
RTTY, and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a
Multi-Two entry. QSL via ON4LG, direct or bureau. QSLling
instructions and further information at
JA - Look for Masa, JF3ELH/6 to be active from Iki Island (AS-036) on
10-11 May. He will be QRV on 80-10 and maybe 6 metres mainly CW.
QSL via home call. [TNX JI3DST]
OZ - Noel, OO4O (ON4APU) will be active again as OZ/OO4O from Langeland
Island (EU-172) on 19-25 May. He will operate SSB and CW on the HF
bands. QSL via home call (bureau preferred) and LoTW. [TNX OO4O]
OZ - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as OU1RAEM from Samso Island (EU-172)
on 18-24 May. He will operate mainly CW. All of the QSOs will be
confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards go to DF5LW.
OZ - Tom, DL7UZO will be active as 5P9Z from Bornholm Island (EU-030)
from 25 May to 1 June. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on 80-10
metres. QSL via DL7UZO, direct and bureau. Further information and
logsearch at
PJ6 - Bob K4UEE, Steve VE7CT, Gregg W6IZT and Roger G3SXW will
participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as PJ6A from Saba
(NA-145). Activity is planned before and one day after the
contest. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW quickly after their return,
paper QSLs go via N4NX. [TNX K4UEE]
VP5 - Dave, W5CW will be active again as VP5/W5CW from the Caicos
Islands (NA-002) from 16 May to 11 June. He will operate CW and
SSB on 160-6 metres. [TNX DL6GV]
YB - Look for YB8RB/p, YB8REY/p, YB8RW/p, YB8STP/p, YB8TK/p, YB8TON/p,
YB8UFL/p, YC1BPO/p, YC8RRC/p, YC8RU/p, YC8RUC/p, YC8RUU/p,
YC8TV/p, YD8ROQ/p and YD8UBY/p to be active from Bunaken Island
(OC-236) until 12 May. They plan to operate SSB and possibly some
CW on 160, 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 metres. QSL via operator's
instructions. [TNX JN6RZM]
YB - Special event station YE30P ( will be
active from the city of Merauke (New Guinea, OC-034) on 15-17 May
to celebrate the 30th anniversary and congress of the Papua
Province branch of ORARI. Plans are to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on
80-10 metres with two stations. Logsearch will be provided by Club
Log; QSL via YB9WR direct to P.O. Box 4245 JKTM, Jakarta 12700,
Indonesia. [TNX YE30P]
YB - YB3BOA, YB3EDD, YB3GZS and YB3VPP will be active as YE3I from Gili
Ketapang (OC-237) on 7-9 June. QSL direct to YB3EDD.
YJ - Bill, K2PO will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as YJ0PO
from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres for a
few days before and after the contest. QSL via home call and LoTW.

*** 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 2013 issue is now available for
download at [TNX IZ3EBA]

9M2SE ---> A web page, with pictures, video and wrap-up of the recent
Malaysian Special Expedition Team's activity as 9M2SE from Perhentian Besar
Island (AS-073) can be found at [TNX 9M2PJU]

AMSTERDAM 2014 ---> Two new team members - Neil VA7DX and Andy UA3AB - have
joined the FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdam Island [425DXN 1147]. The team will
assemble in Perth, Australia on 10-11 January 2014 and depart for their
9-day voyage on the 15th. Once ashore, they will have 18 days to set up,
conduct the DXpedition and tear down for departure. "Thus far, we have only
raised just over 53% of the money that we need to complete this DXpedition",
the team says. "As payments on the vessel begin next month, we must ask the
world-wide DX community for their support. Visit our website at and contribute whatever you can. We need your help".

GRENADA ---> AC8G and J39AL are putting together a team to cover the CQ WW
SSB contest from Grenada, with time for individual DX activity. The group
will have access to antennas and amplifiers "for a major entry in the
contest", but each member will have to provide transceivers, related
accessories and computers. Please contact Harry, AC8G for detailed
information (htflasher[@], Skype flasher-ac8g). [TNX AC8G]

W9DXCC DX CONVENTION ---> A six session class, designed for both new and
experienced DXers, will be held on 20 September in conjunction with the 61st
W9DXCC DX Convention. Each session will cover a different aspect of DXing,
including operating practices, digital DXing, chasing awards, QSLling,
antennas and propagation. Registration for the class may be done online at
the W9DXCC web site ( when Convention registration is active.
Please contact W9MU (jack[@] for additional information. [TNX K9EL]

WAKE 2013 ---> K9W, the Commemorative DXpedition to Wake Atoll in early
October [425DXN 1141], "is progressing nicely. The initial phase of the
operation, planning, is essentially complete and the team has moved into
equipment procurement and staging operations". Read the latest information
(Press Release #3) and details on how contribute to this expensive project
on the expedition's website ( [TNX W8GEX]

YASME ---> At its annual meeting held at the International DX Convention in
Visalia, the Board of Directors elected Ward Silver, N0AX, as its new
President. The remaining officers were re-elected. Fred Laun (K3ZO,
Director and Vice-President), Rusty Epps (W6OAT, Director and Treasurer),
Kip Edwards (W6SZN, Director and Secretary), Martti Laine (OH2BH,
Director), Mac McHenry (W6BSY, Director) and Robert Vallio (W6RGG,
The necessity of an election for a new President was occasioned by the
resignation of Wayne Mills, N7NG. Wayne has founded DX University
( and takes over as the new DX Editor for CQ Magazine.
The Board also decided to acknowledge Mr. Mills' many years of service to
the Yasme Foundation by making a contribution to DX University in support
of the goals shared by the two organizations. Additional information about
The Yasme Foundation can be found at [TNX W6SZN]

+ SILENT KEY + Maurizio Potenza, I1YUM is one of the victims of the tragic
accident occurred at the port of Genoa on 7 May, when a container ship
smashed into the 50m control tower, bringing it crashing down. Seven people
died, four were injured and two are still missing.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0C, 3B8/HB9ARY, 3B9/OH1LEG,
3D2C, 3D2RX, 4L1MA, 5W0AP, 5X8C, 6Y5WJ, 7Z7AB (AS-190), 8P6DR, 9K2/SP4R,
FH/DL7BC, H44KW, H44RK, HC1HC, HD2A, HK0/F6BFH, HK6F, HS0ZKG (AS-101),
RI1ANC, S21XV, S79VJG, T2TT, T46RRC (NA-204), T47RRC (NA-086), T48RRC
(NA-218), TB4/DJ7RJ, TF3FIN, TM7CC (EU-065), TO7BC, TR8CA, TT8TT, TU2T,
(OC-078), V73TS, VK0JJJ, VK3TZ/3 (OC-136), VK9/OH1VR, VP2EMR, VU2PAI,
(OC-236), Z81D, ZK3T, ZL9HR, ZP6/IZ1GLO, ZP9MCE.




425 DX News is a free of charge weekly bulletin
edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ and Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH

Its contents may be used, reproduced and distributed
in part or full provided that
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Contributors are invited to send their DX information to
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The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays


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


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