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                              425 DX News #755
                              22 October 2005 

                             A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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                     The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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

4J      - Rashad/4J9RI, Aleksandr/4J7WMF, Sergey/4J5A, Andrey/4K6DI, Igor/4K5D
          and possibly others will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest  as
          4K7Z (Multi-Single) from Baku, Azerbaijan. QSL via UA3FDX, direct or
          bureau. [TNX UA3FDX]
5B      - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG will  operate as 5B/DL7AFS and  5B/DJ7ZG
          from Cyprus (AS-004) from 28 October  to 16 November. Activity  will
          be on 160-6 metres mainly SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS,  direct
          or   bureau.   Further    information   will    be   available    at
          www.qsl.net/dl7afs [TNX VA3RJ]
9M2     - Rich, PA0RRS  will be  active from  Penang Island  (AS-015) from  28
          December to  8  March  2006. He  will  operate  as  9M2/PA0RRS,  but
          hopefully he will get an official  9M2 callsign. A trip to  Langkawi
          Island (AS-058) may be possible. QSL via home call, direct  (Richard
          Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121 NM Rijen, The Netherlands) or  bureau.
          [TNX PA0RRS]
C6      - Ron, WJ7R and Mark, N7MQ will operate as C6A/homecall from  Treasure
          Cay (NA-080),  Bahamas from  24 October  to  1 November.  They  will
          participate in the  CQ WW DX  SSB Contest as  C6ALH (15 metres)  and
          C6ALJ (80  metres)  respectively.  Outside  the  contest  theu  will
          concentrate on  the WARC  bands, CW  and RTTY.  QSL via  home  calls
          direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6      - Pete, W2GJ and Steve, AA4V [425DXN  735] will operate as C6APR  (QSL
          via W2GJ) and  C6ARV (QSL via  AA4V) from  Crooked Island  (NA-113),
          Bahamas from  26  October  to  1 November,  CQ  WW  SSB  DX  Contest
          included. Before and after the contest  they will concentrate on  CW
          and the WARC bands. [TNX The Daily DX]
CU      - Several Contest Club Finland (CCF) members will team up with  locals
          for a serious single-band effort as CU2A in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest
          from San Miguel  Island (EU-003),  Azores. Adding  to Jose/CU2CE  on
          160m,  Martti/OH2BH  will  be  on  80m,  Pertti/OH2PM  on  40m   and
          Toni/OH2UA on 20m. They  will continue preparing  the site for  next
          month's CQ WW CW all-band operation,  and their tentative CQ WW  SSB
          band selection  depends on  the weather  for getting  various  tasks
          completed successfully. [TNX OH2BH]
DU      - Roberto, IV3IYH will  be in the  Philippines from 27  October to  24
          November and  will try  to operate  as DU#/IV3IYH  from a  few  IOTA
          groups. He  expects to  be active  mostly on  the high  bands  (WARC
          included) CW, with some SSB and possibly RTTY. QSL via IK2ILH.  [TNX
EX      - Jaak, ES1FB and Oleg,  ES1RA will operate  as EX/ES1FB and  EX/ES1RA
          from Bishkek and Maili Suu,  Kirgiztan for two  weeks starting on  1
          November. QSL via hme calls. [TNX NG3K]
F       - Special event station  TM4ORA will be  active until  20 November  to
          celebrate the  40th anniversary  of the  French Blind  Radioamateurs
          National  Union  (Union  Nationale  des  Aveugles  Radioamateurs  de
          France). QSL via the bureau or direct  to Guy Couteau, 96 Rue du  19
          Mars 1962, F- 93220 Gagny, France. [TNX F8REF]
F       - The next  activity from  the radio  club at  the Council  of  Europe
          (http://www.coe.int/t/e/tp2ce) will  take place  on 18-20  November.
          Expect operations on SSB, CW, RTTY and Echolink with the call TP1CE.
          QSL via F5LGF. [TNX F6FQK]
HC      - Tono, EA9CP will  operate as  HC4/EA9CP from  seven lighthouses  (in
          chronological order  ECU-037,  ECU-026, ECU-012,  ECU-030,  ECU-028,
          ECU-016 and  ECU-027) in  Esmeraldas Province,  Ecuador mainland  on
          9-15 November.  During the  same time  frame, Fernando,  EA1BT  will
          operate as HC4/EA1BT from Cojimies Islands (SA-056). [TNX EA5KY  and
          OPDX Bulletin]
HC8     - Tono, EA9CP will operate as HC8/EA9CP  from a couple of  lighthouses
          (GAL-006 and GAL-007) on San Cristobal,  Galapagos (SA-004) from  26
          October to 8  November. He will  be joined by  Fernando, EA1BT,  who
          will operate as HC8/EA1BT. [TNX EA5KY and OPDX Bulletin]
HS0     - Special callsign HS0T [425DXN 752] will  be aired from Ko Lanta  Yai
          (AS-053) on 24-28  November. Team  members will  be E20HHK,  E20NTS,
          HS0GBI, HS1CKC, HS4BPQ, HS6NDK and HS9IFG, and they will operate  on
          10-160 metres CW, SSB, RTTY,  SSTV and PSK31.  QSL via HS6NDK.  [TNX
I       - Mauro, IK3SCB and Roberto, IK3TCH will  participate in the CQ WW  DX
          SSB Contest  as  IR3J (Multi-Single).  QSL  via  IK3TCH,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX IK3SCB]
JA      - Look  for  JN7VUJ/7  to  be  active   from  O-shima  (AS-117,   JIIA
          AS-117-058), Miyagi Prefecture on 22-23 October. QSL via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - Look for 7L3ATQ/1 and others to operate from Miyake Island  (AS-008,
          JIIA AS-008-006)  on 3-5  November. QSL  via home  calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KH2     - The Guam Contest Club will participate  in the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest
          as AH2R  (Multi-Single). The  operators will  be Aki/JI3ERV  (NH2C),
          Kou/JH7QXJ, Masaki/JO1DFG (KH2XC) and Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K). QSL  via
          JH7QXJ, direct or bureau. [TNX JE8KKX]
KH5     - Kimo Chun, KH7U, and another radio  amateur (to be determined),  are
          to go  to  Palmyra  on  5  November for  two  weeks.  They  will  be
          conducting  the  annual  maintenance  and  repairs  to  the   island
          electronics for  The  Nature Conservancy.  They  are also  going  to
          install two  BiggIR verticals,  kindly sponsored  by the  NCDXF  and
          SteppIR, and another  tower. This is  another phase in  constructing
          two amateur  HF  stations on  the  island. Though  access  to  these
          stations may be very limited, it is hoped that it will lead to  more
          and regular operations from this rare DX entity. In their spare time
          they will try to operate one or two stations on SSB, CW and RTTY (it
          is not  known  if  operations on  80/160m  will  be  possible).  QSL
          KH7U/KH5 via AH6NF. [TNX KH7U]
PJ4     - DK1MM, OE2VEL, OE2GEN and OE9MON will  operate as PJ4/homecall  from
          25 October to 1 November. QSL  via home call. They will  participate
          in the CQ  WW DX SSB  Contest as PJ4W  in the Multi-Single  category
          (QSL via DK1MM). [TNX DK1MM]
S7      - Denise, F6HWU will operate  mostly CW as  S79WU from Praslin  island
          (AF-024), Seychelles from 11 November to 2 December. [TNX F6AJA  and
          Les Nouvelles DX]
SV      - Laci, HA0HW  reports that  a group  of  Hungarian amateurs  will  be
          active either as SV8/homecall (QSL via home call, direct or  bureau)
          and with J48 calls from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 28 October to 8
          November. They  will operate  on 80-10  metres CW,  SSB, BPSK31  and
          RTTY. The J48 calls will be used as follows:
          J48RT on 80m CW, HA-QRP Contest (1-7 November)   QSL via HA6KNX
          J48NL CQ WW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October)       QSL via HA6NL
          J48PL CQ WW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October)       QSL via HA7PL
          J48JJ Ukrainian DX Contest (5-6 November)        QSL via HA7JJS
          J48PS Ukrainian DX Contest (5-6 November)        QSL via HA6PS
V3      - Jerald, K0BCN (V31MX) and Mike, WQ5C (V31MQ) will be active (on  20,
          17, 15,  12  and 10  metres  CW, SSB  and  PSK)  from  Caye  Caulker
          (NA-073), Belize between 26 October and  1 November. Look for  V31MQ
          to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (SOSB Low Power on 15  or
          20 metres). QSL via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
V4      - Andrei, EW1AR (NC2N)  and Boris,  UU5SY (KC2FVN)  will operate  from
          Nevis (NA-104) on 23-31  October. Andrei will  be active (mostly  on
          RTTY) as either V44/EW1AR and V44/NC2N, while Boris will be  signing
          V44/KC2FVN. They will  participate in the  CQ WW DX  SSB Contest  as
          V49A (QSL via W3HNJ) on 80 metres and V44/KC2FVN (QSL via KC2FVN) on
          10 metres respectively. [TNX EW1AR and NG3K]
V5      - Marco, IK1RAE  will  operate as  V5/IK1RAE  from  Namibia  on  11-22
          December. He plans to be  active mostly during  his evenings on  +/-
          14270, 18160, 21270, 7070, 28470, and 24970 will 100 watts and  wire
          antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
V6      - Nao, JK1FNL will operate as V63O  from Pohnpei (OC-010),  Micronesia
          on 28-31 December. Activity will be on 80 to 6 metres using CW,  SSB
          and RTTY. QSL via JK1FNL, direct or bureau. [TNX JK1FNL]
VE      - The Marconi  Radio  Club of  Newfoundland  station  VO1MRC  will  be
          conducting an experiment on 60 metres on 22-23 October. A CW  beacon
          will be  in  operation  on  5269.5  kHz  to  determine  the  diurnal
          variations in  propagation. Signal  reports from  local and  distant
          stations will be  gratefully received. VO1MRC  will be open  briefly
          for 2 way contacts with stations authorized to transmit on 60 meters
          starting 00.00 UTC each of  these days and  will operate simplex  on
          5260.5  kHz  CW  and  receive  also  on  5346.5  USB.  For   further
          information, please visit  http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~jcraig/5megex.html
          [TNX VA3RJ]
VE      - Heinz/VA7AQ, Fred/VE7IO, John/VE7JBB and Bob/VE7FWZ will participate
          in the  W/VE Islands  QSO Party  (22-23  October) from  Deas  Island
          (BC-045) using the Surrey Amateur Club's call (VE7SAR). [TNX VA7AQ]
VE      - Ron, VE3AT will operate as VC3O  between 28 October and 28  November
          to commemorate the 150th  anniversary of beginning  of oil wells  in
          Canada,  as  included  in  the  Ministry   of  Heritage's  list   of
          significant Canadian Anniversaries. QSL via VE3AT. [TNX VA3RJ]
VP2M    - Rick, G3VZT will  be on  Montserrat (NA-103)  from 26  October to  4
          November and will  be active as  VP2MRJ along with  his wife  Lynda,
          G0VDR (VP2MLJ) and his daughter Catherine, M3VZT (VP2MCJ). They plan
          to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest, hopefully as VP2M (which
          is now the call of the Montserrat Radio Society: if they cannot  use
          VP2M, they will be signing VP2MRJ). QSL via G4WTD. [TNX NG3K]
VP5     - Jack, N2VW  and Frank,  WA2VYA will  operate as  VP5/homecalls  from
          Providenciales (NA-002), Turks & Caicos Islands from 25 October to 1
          November, including an entry in the  CQ WW DX  SSB Contest as  VP5T.
          Outside the contest they will concentrate on CW and the WARC  bands.
          QSL VP5/N2VW and VP5/WA2VYA via home calls, QSL VP5T via N2VW.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
XU      - Jacques/ON4AJV and Willem/ON6TZ will  operate CW and  SSB on all  HF
          bands as XU7TAS  from Koh  Tas (AS-133)  between 30  October and  10
          November. QSL via ON4AJV. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
YL      - Ben, OZ5AAH plans  to operate CW  and SSB as  YL/OZ5IPA from  Latvia
          during the IPARC Contest on 5-6  November. QSL direct to home  call.
          [TNX OZ5AAH]
YO      - Jean-Michel, F6AJA, Editor of Les Nouvelles  DX, reports he will  be
          once again active in his  spare time as  YO/F6AJA from club  station
          YO3KPA on 2-8 November. QSL via home call.

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

INDEXA --->  The International  DX  Association, INDEXA  (www.indexa.org)  is
pleased to announce the results of its 2005-06 election:
President             Judy Roush, AA7UC
Vice President        Ron Wright, ZL1AMO
Secretary-Treasurer   Bill Jennings, W4UNP
Directors: Bob Allphin,  K4UEE (Chairman); Richard  Grant, W9RG; Ron  Wright,
ZL1AMO; Franz Langner, DJ9ZB; Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI
Executive Committee: Judy  Roush, AA7UC;  Bill Jennings,  W4UNP; Ron  Wright,

KP1-5 PROJECT ---> On 19  October the House  Committee on Resources  approved
H.R. 1183, the  bill that, if  passed into  law, would  reopen Navassa  (KP1,
NA-098) and Desecheo Island (KP5, NA-095)  islands to limited public  access,
and potentially renewed  Amateur Radio operations  from those islands.  KP1-5
Project Director Mike Thomas, NA5U said H.R. 1183 was approved because scores
of Amateur Radio operators wrote and  called their Congressmen. However,  the
hard work begins now and Thomas said Congress must hear from hams again:  "If
we don't send a new message to Congress to move the bill to the House  floor,
the Fish and Wildlife Service will keep Desecheo and Navassa closed for  many
years to  come". For  further information  please contact  Mike Thomas,  NA5U
(na5u@kp1-5.com) or visit http://www.kp1-5.com/.

PIRATE ---> Maurice, F5NQL reports that VP8MM, supposedly operating from  the
South Orkney Islands, is a pirate. Save your  time and money and do not  QSL,
as his  announced QSL  manager (Jean-Marc,  F8IXZ) knows  nothing about  this

QSL 3C2MV ---> Vitaly, VE6JO, has asked me  Gerry, VE6LB to take over as  QSL
manager for his 3C2MV  operation. Most direct  cards are up  to date, but  no
bureau cards have yet been processed.  The plan is to  keep all direct  cards
current and  print a  new run  of QSLs  for the  bureau cards  in the  coming
months. [TNX VE6LB]

QSL S79RRC  --->  Four maildrops  for  the S79RRC/A,  S79RRC/C  and  S79RRC/F
operations have been established as follows:
K8SIX     North America, South America
VE6VK     North America
HA1AG     Europe
IZ8CCW    Italy & Mediterraneo DX Club's members
Any donations will be forwarded to Eugene, RZ3EC. [TNX K8SIX and IZ8CCW]

QSL VIA  M5AAV  ---> Graham,  M5AAV  (www.users.zetnet.co.uk/m5aav/index.htm)
reports that with immediate effect he is the QSL manager for OK8XB and  M5BXB
(both calls direct preferred, but bureau cards will be honoured).

QSL VIA PS7JN --->  Joca, PS7JN reports  that a few  direct requests for  his
operations from St.  Peter &  St. Paul's  Rocks got  "lost" in  the mail.  He
suggests to use IRCs instead of dollars. Those who want to add a donation  to
return postage are invited to read Joca's istructions on www.qrz.com/ps7jn

TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY --->  The Golist (http://golist.net/) sponsors  this
performance survey each year to bring  recognition to those QSL Managers  who
gave outstanding service to the DX  community in responding to QSL  requests.
This year's survey  will run from  1 November 2005  through 30 January  2006.
DXers are  encouraged to  send  a list  of  up to  5  QSL Managers  who  gave
outstanding response to their QSL requests  during 2005. The winners will  be
awarded a wall plaque or a new  plate for their existing plaque. Please  send
your list to  golist@golist.net and  place "Top  5 Managers"  in the  subject
line. [TNX K1XN]

WRTC 2006  REFEREES --->  The WRTC  2006 organizers  would like  to have  the
referee team completed before the end of  the year. Each of the 45  competing
teams will have a full-time Referee  to monitor implementation of the  rules.
Referees need to  be fully conversant  with all the  rules and  need to  stay
awake for  24 hours  to monitor  their  team. They  also  need to  have  wide
contesting-experience on  both  modes and  to  be on-site  in  time  for  the
briefing meetings before  the contest.  Many applications  for this  position
have already been  received, but more  would be  welcomed, so  that the  most
experienced can be selected for  the job. Please  send your brief  contesting
curriculum   vitae   to    these   three   addresses:    py5eg@inepar.com.br,
k1zz@arrl.org, g3sxw@compuserve.com [TNX PY5EG]

QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3DA0NN, 3V8SM  (AF-083),  4K9W,
4S7EA, 5H3HK, 5R8GZ, 5T0CW, 5Z4WI, 7W0AD, 7X0RY, 8Q7NB, 9H1ZA, 9K2GS,  9M2AX,
9N7JO, 9U5D,  9Y4/DL8DYL, 9Y4/OM3TZZ,  A35DJ, A52JO,  C91CW, C93DY  (AF-098),
CS5A, CY0AA,  D70LW/2  (AS-105), DX0K,  ET3TK,  FG/DK1MM,  FM/JJ2RCJ,  FR1HZ,
KH2/KK2H,  KP4SQ,  N2OO/KH9,  N6MZ/KH9,  NP2I,  OC4WW,  OH0B,  OH0JFP,  OJ0J,
PY0F/CT1BWW, R1ANF (AN-010; AA UA-04),  R400T,  S01MZ, T20DX,  T88AT,  TF4M ,
TM0EME  (EU-074), V31RM, V73NS,  V8JIM, VK9XD,  VP2E, VR6BX,  VU2PHD, VU4NRO,

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