22 February 2014 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1190 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
9X - Once again Nick, G3RWF will be active as 9X0NH from Rwanda on 3-12 March. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB on the HF bands (no 160 metres) and 6m. Operations will include an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. QSL via G3RWF (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin] J6 - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the independence of St Lucia, special event station J6STL35 will be active for 48 hours starting on 22 February. [TNX The Daily DX] OM - Roman, OM3TOW is active as OM44LTE until 31 December to mark the introduction of the 4th generation LTE standard for mobile communications in Slovakia. QSL direct to OM3RP. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin] PJ6 - K5AC, KB1ZOJ, N4GRN, NV9L and W6IZT will participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (1-2 March) as PJ6A from Saba (NA-145). Outside the contest weekend they will be QRV as PJ6/K5AC, PJ6/KB1ZOJ, PJ6/N4GRN, PJ6/NV9L and PJ6/W6IZT. [TNX NG3K] PY - Orlando, PT2OP will be active as ZZ8S from Santana Island (SA-016) and lighthouse on 20-24 February. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct (preferred) or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX] PY - Andre, PY1CPF and Celo, PY1MT will be active as ZV1M from the lighthouse on Ilha de Jurubaiba (SA-029) on 21-23 February. They will operate CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via PY1MT, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org] PZ - Willy, ON4AVT will be active holiday style as PZ5VC from Uitkijk, Suriname as on 1-28 March. He will operate mainly PSK 31/63, with some SSB. QSL via home call UA - Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) was the first human to fly into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed the orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Commemorating the 80th and 53rd anniversaries of Gagarin's birth and spaceflight, special stations R1934G, R1961G, RG61PP, UE80G, UE80V and UE80YG will be active between 1 March and 30 April. See the event's nice website (www.12april1961.ru) for information on the relevant certificate (free of charge). [TNX RW2L] VK9M - The VK9MT DXpedition to Mellish Reef [425DXN 1187] is scheduled for 28 March to 9 April. The latest Press Release (19 February) reports that an advance team will arrive in Mackay, Australia on 18 March to begin the process of retrieving equipment from storage and preparing for the sea voyage. The pilot team will manage communication between the island team and DXers; direct operational suggestions (do not ask them to verify QSOs, as they will not have the logs) to the designated pilot for your region: - Chief Pilot and North America: Ralph W4HK (w4hk[@]windstream.net) - Europe: Col MM0NDX (dxer59[@]gmail.com) - New Zealand/Australia: Lee ZL2AL (leezl2al[@]gmail.com) - South America: Luciano PT7WA (pt7wa[@]globo.com) - Oceania: Stan KH6CG (stan[@]models.net) - Africa: Andre A51B (anro[@]iway.na) VK9MT's logs will be uploaded daily to Club Log (the leaderboard will be disabled). QSL via M0URX and LoTW "at the earliest opprotu- nity". Furter information, including QSLling policy and operating plans, can be found at http://vk9mt.com. Like all DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare DXCC Entities, donations are gratefully accepted. VP9 - G7VJR, M0VFC, M0BLF and G3ZAY are QRV as VP9/homecall from Bermuda until 27 February. They operate CW and SSB with an emphasis on the higher bands. All operators will upload to Club Log and LoTW. QSL VP9/G7VJR via M0OXO; QSL VP9/M0VFC, VP9/M0BLF and VP9/G3ZAY via home calls using Club Log OQRS (direct or bureau). [TNX G3ZAY] XU - John, KF0RQ will be active holiday style as XU7ACQ from Cambodia from 25 February to 21 March. He will operate SSB, PSK31, RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via KF0RQ; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K] ZD9 - Pierre, ZS1HF (aka ZS8M from Marion Island in 2010-11) is taking up the position of radio technician on Gough Island (AF-030) to replace a member of the current over-wintering team who died unexpectedly a few days ago. Pierre expects to depart Cape Town in a few days' time and to remain on the island until October. He will operate SSB and digital modes as ZD9M. QSL via ZS1A. Updates will be posted to www.qrz.com/db/ZD9M [TNX ZS4BS]
CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Jack, KB8RJ and his wife Cristina, WD8KUR will be active holiday style as FS/KB8RJ and FS/WD8KUR from St. Martin (NA-105) from 24 February to 3 March, and as PJ6/KB8RJ and PJ6/WD8KUR from Saba (NA-145) on 4-10 March. [TNX The Daily DX]
PACIFIC TRIP ---> Tim, NL8F is heading to Australia on 6 March, with planned activity as VK4/NL8F/p from Fraser Island (OC-142) for 4-5 days. Next he will go to Norfolk Island (OC-005) and be active as VK9NF on 15-22 March. Then he will return to Christmas Island (OC-024) and be active as T32TM from 25 March to 2 April, CQ WPX SSB Contest included. QSL all calls via K8NA. [TNX DX World]
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CQ WW 160-METER CONTEST (SSB) ---> Objective of the contest is for amateurs around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces and countries as possible on 160 metres SSB (http://cq160.com/rules.htm). This year's event will run from 22.00 UTC on 21 February through 22.00 UTC on the 23rd.
DXCC NEWS ---> The recent FT5ZM operation from Amsterdam Island has been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]
DXPEDITION OF THE IOTA MARATHON ---> DX World's "DXpedition of the IOTA Maarathon" poll run for one month and closed closed on 20 February. See the results on http://dx-world.net/2014/result-dxpedition-of-the-iota-marathon. Specially engraved trophies will be awarded to the top three IOTA DXpeditons (HP0INT, LU6W and FO/KH0PR) at the RSGB IOTA Convention in July.
LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ---> The 6th South American Lighthouses Weekend will be held on 21-23 February. Details, including a listing of partecipating stations, can be found at www.grupodxbb.com.ar.
W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/7 from Washington and W1AW/0 from Kansas to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 26 February until 23.59 UTC on 4 March. In addition, W1AW/KG4 will be QRV from Guantanamo Bay during the same time frame. Complete information on the ARRL Centennial QSO Party can be found at www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party.
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F1NGP Yann Weber, 30 rue des Bleuets, 57070 Metz, France JA8BMK Toshihiko Fukuta, 65 Okawa-7, Yoichi-cho, Hokkaido, 046-0004, Japan JH1NBN Yosuke Uchiyama, 924-4 Yokokawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 193-0823, Japan KK4OK Paula K Marsh, 4308 Charity Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA LU7DSY Carlos Alberto Almiron, Salta 236, B8000HYF, Bahia Blanca, Argentina N7OU William J. Vanderheide, 333 NW 9th Ave Apt 913, Portland OR 97209, USA NE7D Rocky A. Evans, 4769 Circuit Rider Lane S, Salem OR 97302, USA W6HGF Al Danis, P.O. Box 220164, Chantilly VA 20153, USA