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Friday, March 21, 2014

425 DX News #1194
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Mauro Pregliasco
12:07 PM (1 hour ago)

22 March 2014                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1194
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

A2     - Schalk, ZS1LL will be active as A22LL from Botswana on 5-30  April.
         QSL direct to home call and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
CN     - Frans, PA5CA  and  Leo,  PD0HPP  will  be  active  as  CN2CA  while
         travelling through the Moroccan desert on a 4×4 vehicle  between  5
         and 20 April. They plan to be QRV  on  80-6  metres  SSB.  QSL  via
         PA9M. See for  further  information.  [TNX  DX
DL     - A large group of operators will be active as DA0HEL from  Helgoland
         (EU-127) on 3-12 April. They  will  run  3-4  stations  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via DF6QC, bureau preferred. [TNX]
EA     - Cartagena Team will use special callsign EH5HCO on 24-30  March  to
         mark the 75th  anniversary  of  the  tragedy  of  SS  "Castillo  de
         Olite", whose death toll represents the greatest loss of life  from
         the sinking of a single ship in Spanish history.  QSL  via  EA5GUQ,
         direct or bureau.
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI  will  be  active  again  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,
         Ireland  (EU-115)  from  22  March  to  2  April  using  an  hybrid
         wind-solar power system from his caravan. He  will  participate  in
         the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as  EI1A.  QSL  for  both  callsigns  via
         PA3249.  Follow  his  activity  and  antenna  experimentation    on [TNX NG3K]
FH     - The F8REF Bulletin reports that Pierre-Louis,  F5NED  will  operate
         as TO5NED from Mayotte (AF-027) from 29  March  to  2  April,  with
         activity on the HF bands CW and SSB.
HC     - Rick, KK4GV (HC1GVT)  will  be  QRV  from  various  call  areas  of
         Ecuador (HC2-HC7) while visiting that country  until  4  April.  He
         plans to participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB  Contest  as  HC1GVT/HC3.
         QSL via KK4GV and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH0    - Jacek, SP5APW will be active as KH0/SP5APW from Saipan (OC-086)  on
         23-30 March. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
KH2    - Masa JA1MFR (AH6KY), Rio JG1ITH (NY8A),  Kaz  JH8PHT  (AH0KT),  Aki
         JR3QFB (W3JH) and Nori W6LJ  will  be  active  as  NH2KY  (QSL  via
         JR3QFB), NY8A/KH2 (QSL via JG1ITH) and W3JH/KH2  (QSL  via  JR3QFB)
         from Guam from 28 March to 1 April. They will  participate  in  the
         CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as KH2KY (QSL via JA1MFR). [TNX NG3K]
PA     - PH2014NSS (21-30 March) and PA6USA  (24  March-18  April)  are  two
         special event callsigns to be aired from  The  Netherlands  before,
         during and after the Nuclear Security Summit which will be held  on
         24-25 March. QSL PA6USA via PA7DA; QSL PH2014NSS via PA3EFR.
PJ4    - DJ2VO, DK7AN and  DL3KMS  will  be  active  as  PJ4H  from  Bonaire
         (SA-006) on 5-18 April. They will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
         160-10 metres. QSL via DL3KMS (logsearch and OQRS on Club Log)  and
PY     - Celo, PY1MT will be QRV as PY1MT/p from Ilha Jurubaiba (SA-029)  on
         29-30 March, with some activity during the CQ WW WPX  SSB  Contest.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]
T32    - reports that  Tov,  T32TV  has  moved  from  Christmas
         Island to the much rarer Washington (Teraina) Island  (OC-084).  He
         has been QRV on 10 metres SSB so far. QSL via KH6CG.
T6     - T6DD is the callsign issued for Dragan,  4O4A  to  use  through  15
         September. He will be QRV from from Mazar in the Balkh Province  of
         Afghanistan on 80-6 metres mainly CW. QSL via home  call  (direct),
         LoTW and eQSL; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.  The  operation  has
         been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA     - A snowmobile expedition to Litke  Island  (AS-089)  started  on  18
         March. A team including RW0BG,  UA0BA,  UA9KDF,  UA9KFX  and  other
         three operators will be active as RT9K/p on 80-10  metres  CW,  SSB
         and  PSK.  The  expedition's  progress  can    be    followed    on (search for UA9KDF-9). QSL via RX9KM. [TNX  Russian
         Robinson Club]
UN     - Sergey UN6GAO, Arthur UN6QC, Victor UN7GIT and  maybe  others  will
         be active as UP44WFF from the delta  of  the  river  Ili  on  21-24
         March. They will be QRV on 40-10 metres  from  the  Karoysky  State
         Reserve until 22 March, and then from  the  Balkhash  State  Nature
         Reserve until the 24th. QSL via bureau, direct (see,  LoTW
         and Information on the Kazakhstan Flora & Fauna  programme
         can be found at

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

IOTA DINNER ---> The 19th Annual Islands On The Air (IOTA)  Dinner  will  be
held on Friday, 4 April  at  the  Visalia  Marriott  Convention  Center,  in
conjunction with the  65th International DX Convention. Details can be found
found  at  Last chance
to register in 28 March. [TNX N6VR]

NA-172 ---> "K9AJ  and  myself  both  now  have  other  QRL  and  priorities
necessitating a change in our longstanding plans  for  NA-172",  Rick  K6VVA
reported on 18 March. Their IOTA  expedition  has  been  postponed  to  July
2015. Their plans "will still require a  2  week  extended  lodging  on  the
mainland to wait out any bad solar condx or X-Flares  which  may  occur,  as
well as Auroral Oval positioning during our journey. There will be a  narrow
window of opportunity between when the local polar ice  actually  melts  and
the increasing fog problems in Northern KL7 as summer progresses".  Bookmark for updates.

NORTH KOREA ---> Rick, N6VVA has posted Info Update #3 to the "P5 CW Only  &
IOTA AS-197 Project" [425DXN 1141]. "As  behind-the-scenes  efforts  for  P5
license approval by my NGO contact continue along with  5  competing  groups
in the quest", he says, "I have made a final decision about  implementing  a
'Blacklist' should P5/K6VVA become a reality at some point  in  time".  Read
the complete release at, and  the
"Blacklist Clarification" at

QSL 3B9FR ---> HB9SLO is no longer the QSL manager for  3B9FR.  He  has  the
logs and can still confirm contacts made  from  23  October  2012  until  14
March 2014.

QSL UK8OM ---> 4Z5OG is no longer the QSL manager for  UK8OM.  Cards  should
be sent direct only to UK8OM's mailing address: Mike  Mejlumov,  Oina  Jahon
2, Namangan 160133, Uzbekistan.

VK9MT ---> The Advance Team arrived in Mackay on 18-19 March, and the  other
team members will be arriving over the next few  days.  "We're  loading  the
the boat in small  loads  rather  than  hiring  a  trucking  firm  to  bring
everything at once", they say. On  21  March  they  expected  to  "test  the
generators, assemble antennas that we received  directly  from  SteppIR  and
make final tuning adjustments to the folding hex beams that we  were  unable
to do in the US because of the cold and snow".
During the time at  sea  and  during  radio  operations  there  will  be  no
personal e-mail communications with the Team. Comment sections  on  Facebook
and the DXpedition's website will be turned off. The  auto-publish  function
of the Guestbook  entries  will  temporarily  deactivated.  Comments  and/or
suggestions will have to be directed to the Pilots (see,
who will not have access to the logs. All log inquiries should  be  directed
to the QSL Manager (M0URX) once the operation is QRT.

W1AW WAS ---> Look for ARRL Centennial stations W1AW/0 from Iowa and  W1AW/1
from Vermont to be on the air starting at 00.00 UTC on 26 March until  23.59
UTC on 1 April. Complete information on the ARRL Centennial  QSO  Party  can
be found at

+ SILENT KEYS + Charles E. Dewey Jr, W0CD passed away  on  16  March  at  96
years of age. A major Top Band DXer (297  DXCC  Entities  confirmed  on  160
metres), along with K8GG and W8UVZ he developed  the  Battle  Creek  Special
antenna used by several DXpeditions.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include Patricia A. Colvin  (AF9H),  Uli
Tillmann (DJ7QX), Franco Cento (I1IOF) and Gabriella Mollura (IK3CXG).

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER      CALL        MANAGER      CALL        MANAGER
3V8BB       LX1NO        EM70GF      UT3GF        RA80KEDR    RM5D
3W1D        SP5PB        EN200IT     UT1IWF       RC80KEDR    UA3X
3Z70MC      SP5ZRW       EN200UT     US7UU        RF1A        RQ1AP
4K6AG       RW6HS        EO200CN     UR5CN        RG80KEDR    RZ3LC
4L1AN       NI5DX        EO200CT     UT4CF        RI1ANR      RK1PWA
4L1MA       ON4RU        EO200IT     US1ITU       RK80KEDR    RU0A
4L8A        K1BV         EO200LT     UR4LBL       RO80KEDR    RN1ON
4S7DFG      DL7DF        EO200RT     UX1RX        RS80KEDR    RA3CW
4S7FRG      DL7DF        EO200ST     UR5SD        RT80KEDR    RT3F
4S7LXG      DL7DF        EO200TT     UR5TM        RV80KEDR    RW3VA
5H3MB       IK2GZU       EO200WT     UR4WWE       S01A        EA2JG
5R8UI       IZ8CCW       ER4A        ER1FF        SN100LP     SP3PGR
5V7DX       I1FQH        ER80KEDR    ER1FF        SP25KUP     SP9KUP
6W7SS       F6AFH        ES5G        ES5TV        T88TK       JH7MOX
7P8PB       EI7CC        EW6GF       DL8KAC       T88XT       VK3BY
8Q7TS       JF1CCH       FG/F6ARC    FE11DX       T88YR       JH7EQW
9K2/SP4R    SP7DQR       FM4KA       NI5DX        TM25CFT     F5KMY
9L1A        9A2AA        FO4BM       F4FJH        TM400M      F1EOY
9Q6AL       DF9TA        GB0BB       G1TDN        TM82DCPF    F5MSS
9V1YC       W5UE         GW0A        GW4SKA       TX6G        G3TXF
A35JP       JA0RQV       GW7O        GW3SQX       TZ6BB       W3HNK
A61AS       YO3FRI       GW9X        MW1LCR       UE91L       RW3YW
A61CK       IZ8CLM       H27A        RT9T         UP0KEDR     RW6HS
A61DD       EA7HBC       HD5AC       HC5VF        UP1KEDR     RW6HS
A61Q        EA7FTR       HI3CC       ON4IQ        UP2KEDR     RW6HS
A61QQ       IZ8CLM       HL5KY       W3HNK        UP3KEDR     RW6HS
A61SM       A61BK        HP1A        HP1RCP       UP4KEDR     RW6HS
A61ZX       IZ8CLM       HP3AK       W4JS         UP5KEDR     RW6HS
A65BD       G5LP         HR5/F2JD    F6AJA        UP6KEDR     RW6HS
A65CA       RV6AJJ       HS0ZJF      ON4AFU       UP7KEDR     RW6HS
A71EM       EA7FTR       II0ICH      IM0QMA       UP80KEDR    RW6HS
A92AA       IZ8CLM       II0IDP      IS0IGV       V31SQ       KC1SQ
AH0J        JA1NVF       II0IDR      IZ0FVD       VK0JJJ      K7CO
AT5LH       NI5DX        II1ICS      I1SAF        VK4/NL8F    K8NA
C4W         5B4WN        II1IGG      I2AZ         VK9NF       K8NA
C91GR       ZS6AYU       II1TLA      I1YRL  [CW]  VP2V/SP2FUD SP2FUD
CB3N        XQ7UP        II3ICZ      IQ3GA        VP2V/SP6CIK SP6CIK
CE2AWW      N7RO         II5IDK      IQ5LI        VP2V/SP9FIH SP9FIH
CJ3A        VE3AT        II7ICT      IZ7AUH       VP2V/SP9WZS SP9WZS
CN2R        W7EJ         II9ICF      IT9MRM       VP8ROT      GM0HCQ
CN2XA       DL2DXA       II9IGA      IT9YEM       VU4K        W4VKU
CO8LY       EA7ADH       II9IGJ      IT9MRM       VY0/VE3VID  VE3VID
CP4MG       EA5KB        IR8IDXC     IK8WEJ       W1AW/KH2    W1AW
DV1IMA      K6ZRH        JT5DX       JT1CO        XF1T        IT9EJW
EA8OM       DJ1OJ        JW2US       LA2US        XU7AAJ      IW3SNW
ED1C        EA1AJV       JW7QIA      LA7QIA       XV9NPS      JA2NPS [b]
ED5LD       EA5LD        KH6/N3UJ    JH1URT       XV9NPS      JA2ODB [d]
EF8S        OH2BYS       LU5FF       EA5KB        XZ1Z        JH1AJT
EG5ATC      EA5IDQ       LX/OO9O     ON7SS        YE1NZ       NI5DX
EH3DWN      EA3HKY       LY24A       LY2A         YL2014B     YL2BK
EH7PDL      EA7URA       LZ136LO     LZ1KZA       YL2014L     YL2LW
EK3GM       IK2QPR       LZ60KSP     LZ1JZ        YL2014X     YL2HX
EL2DT       EL2FM        MA0GHM/m    MM0GHM       YR80KEDR    YO8AXP
EM200BT     UR4BYU       MJ5Z        M0CFW        YS1/NP3J    EA5GL
EM200KT     UT5KT        NH7O        EA5GL        YU100CER    YU1HQR
EM200RT     UZ1RM        OH0W        OH2BH        YU120STEPA  YU1BBV
EM200TT     UR5TX        P40JH       JR3QFB       ZF2MT       W4VAB
EM200U      UT0UM        P40R        JS6RRR       ZF2XF       G3TXF
EM200UT     UR4UT        PG200KMAR   PA9LUC       ZL7/OE2SNL  OE2SNL
EM200UTS    UT9UZ        R155AP      RK9CL        ZL7AAA      VE7NY
EM200VT     UR3VZ        R155PM      RA9FDR       ZV2014YL    PY2AA

DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, 12621 Berlin, Germany
EA2JG    Arseli Echeguren  Bardeci, Barrena 6 - 1 izq., 01408 Luiaondo
         (Alava), Spain
EL2FM    Joe Brown, 10 Oldhams Lane, Bolton, BL1 6PN, United Kingdom
G3TXF    Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons, St George's Avenue, Weybridge, KT13 0BS,
         United Kingdom
GM0HCQ   Mike  Gloistein, 27 Stormont Way, Scone, Perth, PH2 6SP, United
I1FQH    Franco Prete, Strada Valenza 1, 15033 Casale Monferrato AL, Italy
IT9EJW   Alfio Bonanno, Via della Regione 20, 95028 Valverde CT, Italy
JH1AJT   Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken,
         259-0111, Japan
LU9DA    Ricardo Suarez, Calle Savio 1158 Dto 2, B7608BDX, Mar del Plata,
OE2SNL   Franz Schmiderer, Hans-Hunt-Gasse 6, 5760 Saalfelden, Austria
VE7NY    Sandro Nitoi, 2435 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3A9,
W4VKU    Krishna  Kanakasapapathi, 102 Brook Creek Dr, Cary NC 27519, USA


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