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Friday, April 10, 2015

11 April 2015 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1249 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW 3D2 - Wes, ZL3TE will be active as 3D2SE from Viti Levu (OC-016), Fiji on 10-13 April. Main activity will be during the Japan International DX Contest (CW), which will run from 7 UTC on 11 April until 13 UTC on the 12th. Outside the contest ther contest there will be some "casual operating" on CW and RTTY. QSL via ZL3TE (direct) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. 3D2 - Mark, ZL3AB will be active holiday style as 3D2XT from Malolo Lailai (OC-121), Fiji on 12-17 April. He will operate CW, SSB and maybe RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX] 3D2 - Aki, JA1NLX will be active again as 3D2YA from Yangeta (OC-156), Fiji on 23-28 September. Plans are to operate CW, RTTY and SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via JA1NLX (direct only) and LoTW. An OQRS for direct and bureau cards will be available at Club Log ((bureau cards will be sent through Global QSL). Updates will be published on [TNX NG3K] 5T - Jean, 5T0JL has been authorized to use special callsign 5T2MM between on 17-20 April; look for him especially during the CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest (18-19 April). QSL via PY4KL. 7P - Gert, ZS6AYU will be active holiday style as 7P8GF from Katse Dam, Lesotho on 14-17 April. He will operate CW on 40-6 metres. QSL via ZS6AYU. [TNX NG3K] 9M2 - 9M2RDX and others will be active as 9M4TI from Redang Island (AS-073), West Malaysia on 23-26 April. They will operate CW, SSB and BPSK on 80-10 metres. QSL via 9M2RDX, direct only. A5 - Look for A52AEF (QSL via JH3AEF, direct or bureau), A52ARJ (QSL direct to JA3ARJ), A52IVU (QSL via JA3IVU, direct or bureau) and A52LSS (QSL via JH3AEF, direct or bureau, and LoTW) to be active from Bhutan from 30 April to 6 May. They will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. [TNX NG3K] DU - A group of operators from the PUPHAM Radio Communications Group, the amateur radio club of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, will be active as 4G0PUP from Mindoro Island (OC-244) on 17-19 April. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via DX1PUP. F - Jean-Paul, F5BZK ( and others will be active as TM1IO from the Chassiron lighthouse on Oleron Island (EU-032) on 18-19 April. The first operation took place on 4-5 April, and others will follow in June, July and August. QSL via F5BZK, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF] I - ARI Torino will operate special event station II1SAP from the submarine "Andrea Provana" on 12 April. Laid down in 1915 and launched in 1918, she was decommissioned in 1928, and her central section with the conning tower has been located in Torino, on the bank of the river Po, since then. QSL via bureau to IQ1TO. JA - Look for Take, JI3DST to be active as JI3DST/5 (SSB and CW) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM) from Shodo Island (AS-200) on 11-13 April. QSL via bureau (preferred) or direct (OQRS on Club Log). [TNX JI3DST] PY - A team of five (PU2KFL, PU2KKE, PU2XIZ, PY2AE and PY2DS) will be active as PW2C from Ilha do Cambriu (SA-024) on 1-3 May. They will be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 metres SSB and CW. QSL via PY2DS, direct or bureau. SV - SX150ITU is the special callsign the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) will use until 30 April to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union. QSL via bureau (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW. Information on the relevant award can be found on SV9 - Martin, SQ9AC and other operators from Poland, along with SV9IOQ and SV9AHZ, will be active as SX9PL from Crete (EU-015) on 18-24 April. They will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via SP9KAT, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K] TA - A number of special TC100 callsigns are being used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. All of them will be activated on 21-26 April and again on 6-10 August: TC100A, TC100GLB, TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT and TC100VKZL will be located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (European Turkey), while TC100K, TC100B, TC100TC and TC100E will be on the Asian side of the Dardanelles. See for further information. UA - Sergey R1OO, Vasily R7AA, Alex RA1QY, Vasily RA1ZZ and Alexander RA3AV will be active from IOTA groups EU-160 and EU-188 in late July-early August. They will depart Severodvinsk on 18 July and be back on 6 August, with planned operations as RI1PK from Korga Island (EU-160) and/or RI1PC from Chaichiy Island (EU-160) for three days, followed by RI1PT from Timanets Island (EU-188) for two days. They will operate CW and SSB mainly on 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via R7AA (OQRS on Club Log). Bookmark for updates. [TNX] V6 - Sho, JA7HMZ will be active again as V63DX from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 17-25 April. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres. QSL direct to JA7HMZ. [TNX NG3K] V6 - Lance, W7GJ will be active as V6M from Falalop Island (OC-078), Micronesia from 26 August to 3 September. This will be a 6m EME DXpedition, celebrating his 50 years of VHF DXing. "In order to provide sufficient advance planning for stations wishing to contact me while I am in Micronesia, I am providing plenty of advance notice of this DXpedition", he says. "I urge you to gain experience with JT65A and especially review the QSO procedure that I use most effectively on these DXpeditions". QSL direct to home call. See for details and updates. VE - Cezar, VE3LYC is planning an operation to take place from Melville Island (NA-248, new one for IOTA) between 3 and 10 August. Complete information is expected in due course. [TNX DX World] VK - Charlie, VK3ZD is active as VK9NW ( from North West Island (OC-142), part of Queensland's Capricornia Cays National Park, until 20 April. QSL to home call (direct), eQSL and LoTW. W - Jeff, N3JS (ex KS4TL) will be active as N3JS/4 from the beach on the southern end of Assateague Island (NA-139) on 12 April, starting around 16 UTC for 3-4 hours. Look for him around 14254 kHz; if conditions are bad he will try 17m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. When using his unmodified call, N3JS is operating from his home QTH on Chincoteague Island (NA-083). [TNX VA3RJ] YB - Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first Asian-African Conference, special event station YE60AA will be active from Bandung, West Java on 18-19 April. QSL via YB1LZ, direct or bureau, eQSL and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. YB - A team of 13 operators will be active as YB5M from Pasumpahan Island, which has been confirmed to count for IOTA group OC-262, on 14-17 May. They plan to be QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. Logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. Further information on [TNX W2FB] YN - Dave, WJ2O will be active as YN/WJ2O from Nicaragua on 22-30 April. He will operate CW only with a focus on 6m, 160m and the WARC bands. QSL via N2ZN. [TNX NG3K] ZL - Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli and the formation of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), special callsign ZL100ANZAC will be active from 25 April for one month. It will be used by several ZL operators from their own QTHs. QSL via ZL3PAH, direct or bureau (preferably through the OQRS provided by Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX] =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW CQ MM DX CONTEST ---> The fifth edition of the CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest, sponsored by the the Juiz de Fora CW Group, will be held on 18-19 April. It will run from 12 UTC on Saturday through 23.59 on Sunday on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Complete details on HOLYLAND DX CONTEST ---> The 24th Holyland DX Contest will be held on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 metres CW, SSB and Digital (RTTY and PSK31) from 21 UTC on 17 April to 21 UTC on the 20th. Complete information can be found on the IARC website at ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3B9FR, 5A1AL, 5E7R, 5W0UU, 5X8EW, 5Z4/DJ4EL, 5Z4/EA4ATI, 8J1RL, 9G5AG, 9M2RDX, 9N7CJ, 9Q0HQ, 9X0PY, A43MI (AS-014), A71AM, A71BO, A71ME, A92GE, A92HK, B9/BY9GA, BV7GC, BX4AD, C37NL, C5X, C5YK, C6ADX, C6ATS (NA-054), CE0Y/UA4WHX, CE2/CX1EK, CO8LY, CP4WHX, CY0/VA1AXC, DO5PAD, E20HHK/p (AS-145), E20WXA/p (AS-107), E21YDP, E51HDJ, E72NATO, EA9EU, EJ0PL, EJ1Y (EU-007), EP6T (AS-166), ES3AX, EU1A, EU5C, FK8DD, FM5WD, FO/JI1WTF, FO4BM/p, FP/W6HGF, FR4NT, FT4TA, FY5KE, GD3YUM, GP0STH, HC2ANT/8, HC8ART, HF70OMG, HG1S, HH2/N3BNA, HH5/KC0W, HK0/UA4WHX, HR5/NO7B, HS0ZCW, HZ1FI, J38GA, JD1BMH, JT5DX, JY4NE, JY9FC, K4KGG (NA-139), KG4HF, KG4YL, KH2JU, LT0H, OD5NH, OG0A, OH8T (EU-184), OJ0AM, OT500AV, OX3YY, P4/W6HGF, PY0F/UA4WHX, PZ5VB, R7AL/1 (EU-119), RA2FF, RA2FIA, RI1ANT, S79AC, S79LCA, SU9VB, SV5BYR/5, T32AZ, T32RL, TC0MI (AS-201),TI5/N3KS, TI8/AA8HH, TR8CA, TX4A (OC-218), TX7G, TY2BP, UK9AA, V6G, VK4/DF2UU, VK5CE/8, VK6ISL (OC-294), VP8LP, VP9KF, VU2SMN, XF1P (NA-124), XR2T (SA-086), YB3MM/8 (OC-247), YB8XM/p (OC-076), YF1AR/5 (OC-215), YM3KM, YP0F (EU-191), YW5B, YW5PI, Z81X, ZA/YU7CM, ZD7FT, ZK3E, ZK3Q. **************************************************************************** 425 DX NEWS HOME PAGE: 425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE: **************************************************************************** 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 "425 DX News" or "425DXN" receive proper credit Contributors are invited to send their DX information to Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ ( 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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