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Friday, April 17, 2015

18 April 2015 A.R.I. DX Bulletin No 1250 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW 9H - Goran, S55OO will be active as 9H3OO from Malta (EU-023) from 24 April to 2 May. He will operate holiday style on 40-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, LoTW and eQSL. [TNX S55OO] C6 - Gordon, G3USR will be active holiday style as C6AGM from Freeport, Grand Bahama (NA-080) on 22-28 April. QSL via G3USR, direct only. CX - CX90IARU is the callsign for the Radio Club Uruguayo to celebrate IARU's 90th anniversary. Various stations around the country will use this callsign on all bands and modes until 30 April. QSL via W3HNK. [TNX CX3AL] CY0 - Aaron, VA1AXC is once again active as CY0/VA1AXC from Sable Island (NA-063) "until around the first week of June". In his limited spare time he operates SSB only mainly on 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via JE1LET, direct only. [TNX The Daily DX] EA8 - Special event station EG8TRV will be active from 18 April to 9 May to promote Transvulcanica 2015, the long distance mountain race that crosses the island of La Palma, Canary Islands. QSL via EA8URA, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Log search on Club Log. EK - Look for EK/DL7UCX and EK/DK7AO to be active from Armenia from 23 April to 5 May. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via LoTW (preferably), otherwise via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K] FO/C - After his recent operations from Tahiti, French Polynesia (FO/ F6BFH) and the Marquesas Islands (FO/F6BFH/p), Alain F6BFH and his wife Danielle are now on Clipperton Island (NA-011) with the scientific expedition "Passion 2015". He plans to be active in his spare time as TX5P on 40-10 metres CW (7010, 10110, 14045, 18085, 21045, 24895 and 28045 kHz) and SSB (7080, 14270, 18145, 21270, 24970 and 28470 kHz), with some RTTY (14100, 18100, 21100, 24910 and 28100 kHz). Alain does not have access to the Internet, and logsearch will not be available during the operation. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (bureau cards requests can be sent to f6bfh[@], OQRS and LoTW. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX] GM - A team from the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will be active as MM0KLR from the Isle of Muck (EU-008) from 26 April to 2 May. QSL via MM0KLR (bureau) or MM0GHM (direct). [TNX] GW - Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from Flatholm Island (EU-124) on 24-27 April. On 25 April, they will use GB4MBC (QSL via MW0DHF) for the International Marconi Day. I - A team from the Mediterraneo DX Club (IC8ATA, IC8BMP, IC8DAK, IC8FGU and IC8FQU) will be QRV as IQ8MD/p from Vivara Island (EU-031) on 19 April. They will be active with two stations on 40-10 metres. QSL via IC8ATA (direct) or 9A8MDC (bureau). [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club] J5 - Livio, IZ3BUR has been active as J52HF from Guinea-Bissau since 11 April, and will remain there until the 30th. He is QRV in his spare time, mainly on 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres SSB and PSK31. The log will be uploaded to Club Log (with OQRS) when he returns home. Inquiries about QSOs and QSLs to veronadxteam[@] PA - Celebrated on 27 April, Koningsdag (King's Day) marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander and is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This year's main celebrations will be held in the city of Dordrecht, and a team of local operators is active as PA2015KDD until 12 May ( QSL via bureau; direct cards should be sent to PI4DEC. PY - PY1JR/p and PY1WX/p will be active from Ilha Seca (not IOTA, RJ-023 for the Brazilian Islands Award) on 18-21 April. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-2 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX PS7AB] PY0F - Leo, PP1CZ will be active again as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 20-27 April. He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX PP1CZ] W - KK4PLI, N4WKG, W3ENK and WO3F will be active as N4F from Bogue Banks (NA-112) for about nine hours on 25 April starting around 15 UTC. QSL via W4YMI (Carteret County Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 1302, Newport, NC 28570-1302, USA). [TNX] YB - Ferdy, YC9MKF and several YB9 and YC9 operators will be active as homecall/p from different islands in IOTA group OC-241 (Timor Barat's Coastal Islands) between 21 April and 20 May. Guest operators who are expected to join the activities include YB2BBY/9, YB3MM/9, YB6LAY/9, YB9BU/p and possibly others. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX YB3MM] YB - Din, YB8RW is currently on Ambon Island (OC-070); he will leave on 18 April and hopefully reach the Watubela Islands (OC-273) on the 19th. Plans are to operate SSB, CW and RTTY as YB8RW/p until 22 April. This activity is part of a long IOTA DXpedition Tour that will end around 25 May. QSL via YB8RW; see for the links to Club Log's OQRS. [TNX YB8RW] YB - JN6RZM ( reports plans for Imam, YB4IR to be active as YB4IR/8 from Wamar Island (OC-249) starting around 22 April. YJ - Ron, YJ8RN has been active as YJ8RN/p from the Torres Islands (OC-110) since 14 April. He will be heading home on the 19th. [TNX DX World] =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW 425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The March 2015 issue is now available for download at [TNX IZ3EBA] DX0P ---> The DX0P DXpedition team's departure from Palawan to Pagasa, Spratly Islands was delayed. The Philippine Navy ship eventually set sail on 15 April at 07.45 UTC, and DX0P started operations around 6 UTC on the 17th. Updates are being posted to DXCC NEWS ---> 3XY5M (Guinea, 2015 operation), C21EU (Nauru, 2015 operation) and E30FB (Eritrea, 2015 operation) have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NN1N] INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Spring 2015 issue of the International DX Association's (INDEXA) Newsletter is now available for download at This issue (#109) includes "a timely, thoughtful report" by Ralph Fedor (K0IR) on the K1N DXpedition to Navassa Navassa Island, as well details on the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation status recently granted to INDEXA (for U.S. tax payers it means that donations are now tax deductible). [TNX W3OA] INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It is not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make contacts with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques. This year's event will be held on 25 April, from 00.00 UTC through 23.59 UTC. Details, including information on the relevant Award Certificates and the listing of participating stations, can be found at QSL E30FB ---> "During the DXpedition the team experienced computer and network issues that could not be resolved on site", M0URX reported on 11 April. "A few days ago the laptops arrived back in Japan and the team have managed to get the raw logs to me for inspection. Around 1,000 QSOs that were missing have been recovered so far. These QSOs have been added to the log. QSL requests for both direct and bureau have been matched to the new QSOs found". Tim is working to recover more QSOs. Check Club Log to see if your QSOs are there. The OQRS for direct and bureau cards is open: QSL ZL7AAA ---> VE7NY is no longer dealing with QSLs for ZL7AAA (Chatham Islands, March 2014). Simon, ZL4PLM (zl4plm[@] now has "full access to Clublog and OQRS", so let him know "if you have a logging time issue or did not receive a paper card". The log has been uploaded to LoTW. [TNX DX World] VP8SGI & VP8STI ---> While plans for the VP8SGI & VP8STI DXpedition to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands [425DXN 1248] are "moving forward in all aspects", the Intrepid DX Group's team has annouced their "Early Donor program for donations prior to departure to the islands. For all donations of $25 or more, we will perform an early LoTW upload and we will include all $25 donors in the first batch of QSL processing". See for detailed information. + SILENT KEY + Miroslaw "Mirek" Rozbicki, VK6DXI died of a heart attack on 14 April. First licensed as SP5IXI in 1975 at 18 years of age, in 1982 he emigrated to Australia, and became VK3DXI (Melbourne), VK2DXI (Sydney) and finally VK6DXI (Perth) since 2002. He travelled a lot, mainly on business, and over the years he operated from more than fifty DXCC Entities, notably Singapore (9V1XE), Algeria (7X0DX), Zimbabwe (Z21DXI) and Malaysia as either 9M8DX from Kuching and 9M8DX/2 from Kuala Lumpur (but also from IOTA groups AS-046, AS-058 and AS-015). He participated in two major DXpeditions, FT5XO (Kerguelen 2005) and ZL8R (Kermadec 2006). [TNX SP5UAF] =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** ******* QSL ROUTES ******* =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW =================================================================== CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER =================================================================== 3B8MM DL6UAA FG4NO F4AVX R120RO UA3DX 3B9FR M0OXO FK8CE NI5DX R120RP UA3DX 3D2SE ZL3TE FK8DD NI5DX R120RQ UA3DX 3D2XT ZL3AB GB2SUM MM5PSL R120RR UA3DX 3Z14KBS SP9KDU HB0/PA3CNO PE1FLO R120RS UA3DX 4G0PUP DX1PUP HB0/PA3HK PE1FLO R120RT UA3DX 4O7AB UA3AB HB0/PE0MGB PE1FLO R120RU UA3DX 4U1WB KK4HD HB90IARU HB9JOE R120RV UA3DX 4X67TT N4GNR HE200GE HB9AOF R120RW UA3DX 4Z67LA 4Z5LA HL60HQ HL0HQ R120RX UA3DX 5R8SV G3SWH HS0ZKG F6AXX R120RY UA3DX 5T2MM PY4KL HZ1FI DL2RMC R120RZ UA3DX 5V7BD DJ6SI HZ1HX E73Y R1895R UA3DX 5V7JH DJ8NK II1SAP IQ1TO R2015R UA3DX 5W0JY JA1JQY II3FPN IV3EHH R90IARU UA6YW 5W0KJ JA1KJW J42AGM SZ2TSL S21B KX7YT 5W0MA JA3MCA J52HF I3LDP SK7DX SM7DXQ 5W0VE JA8VE J68HZ K9HZ SN0MD SP1PNW 5X1JM EA5GL J88PI GW4DVB SN0WFF SP5X 7P8GF ZS6AYU JY4CI K2AX SU9IG OM3CGN 7U7WARD 7X2VB JY9FC E73Y T88MZ DU1CKF 8Q7SA LZ3SM KH0XG JL1RXW TM22TSF F6HRO 9A88AA 9A2AA KH0YB JO1AEC TM30UFT F6ICG 9A9DX EB7DX LX90IARU LX2A TM35AMRA F-11734 9H3BL IZ5EBL OD5QB YO3FRI TM90IARU F6KMF 9K90IARU 9K2HN P29ZAD NI5DX TT8CY F5PRU 9M4WSB 9W2PD P4/IV3IYH IK2ILH TU5JM DB1DT 9N1AA N4AA PQ150ITU PR7AYE TY2CD ZS6ARF A91WARD IZ8CLM PW150ITU PR7AYE UE54AG RA4DR AM990BO EA5KB PY90IARU OZ1HHH UE54GP UA4CGR AT150ITU VU2CDP R120RA UA3DX V63DX JA7HMZ CO6HLP EA7FTR R120RB UA3DX VK9NW VK3ZD CP4IC EA5KB R120RC UA3DX XV4Y OK1DOT CS2015WARD CT1REP R120RD UA3DX XV5HS EA5KD CU5/CU3DX CU3EJ R120RE UA3DX YB200T W2FB CX90IARU W3HNK R120RF UA3DX YJ0XG JA1XGI CY0/VA1AXC JE1LET R120RG UA3DX YW5RY EA5KB DL0WFF DL2JIM R120RH UA3DX Z21LS DE1ZHB DU1/JA3FJE JN3VQM R120RI UA3DX Z81B IZ0EGA DX0P WA6LOS R120RJ UA3DX Z81D OM3JW EI1KARG EI9FVB R120RK UA3DX ZD8N G3ZVW EM44WFF UT4WA R120RL UA3DX ZF1DX W8BLA ER120R ER1FF R120RM UA3DX ZV2VS PY2WZR FG4NN NI5DX R120RN UA3DX ZW70FEB PT2ADM DX1PUP P.O. Box 972, Manila CPO, 1099 Manila, Philippines JA1XGI Haru Uchida, 2-30-11 Shintomi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken, 350-0043, Japan JA7HMZ Shoji Igawa, 17 Shirogane-cho, Yokobori, Yuzawa-shi, Akita-ken, 019-0204, Japan JE1LET Masahiko Otokozawa, 985-7 Kuno, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0055, Japan PY2WZR Paulo Waizer Novaes, Rua Professor Humberto Souza Leal 30, Mogi das Cruzes - SP, 08735-580, Brazil VK3ZD Charles E. Savage, P.O. Box 122, Oakleigh South VIC 3167, Australia WA6LOS Leo M. Almazan, 8190 Torrey Gardens Place, San Diego CA 92129, USA ZL3AB Mark Sullivan, 64 Broadhaven Avenue, Parklands, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand **************************************************************************** 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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