425 DX News issue #757

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                              425 DX News #757
                             05 November 2005 

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

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
                         (e-mail i1jqj@425dxn.org )
          Contributors are invited to send their DX information to

                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj@425dxn.org)

                     The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B8     - Richard/OM2TW, Rudi/OM3PC, Joe/OM5AW and  Bebo/OM5RW will be  active
          as 3B8/homecall from  Mauritius Island (AF-049)  on 18-28  November.
          They will operate on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV  with
          two separate stations and an emphasis on 160 and 80 metres. QSL  via
          home   calls.   Further    information   and    on-line   logs    at
          http://www.vhf.sk/3b8 [TNX OM3JW]
5H      - Hans, DL7CM will operate holiday style as 5H1CM from Zanzibar Island
          (AF-032), Tanzania from 23 November to  18 December. He plans to  be
          active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB  and RTTY. QSL via home call,  direct
          or      bureau.      Logs       will      be      available       at
9K      - Kees, PA5CW will operate on  all bands CW  as 9K2/PA5CW from  Kuwait
          from 10 to 30 November. QSL via home call. [TNX PA5CW]
A6      - Witek, SP9MRO will be active as A61/SP9MRO from Dubai, UAE on  16-26
          November. He also plans  to operate from  the local university  club
          station (A61AX). QSL via home call. [TNX SP3FAR]
DU      - Reportedly Gil, 4F2KWT has  changed his plans  [425DXN 756]. He  was
          supposed to  be signing  DX0TIC from  the Cagayan  Islands  (OC-207)
          until 10 November, but apparently he and Jun, 4F3BA are now on their
          way to Sarangani (OC-175). The callsign to be used should be  DX0ST,
          hopefully they will became QRV on 5 November. [TNX JN6RZM]
DU      - Roberto, IV3IYH [425DXN 755] is currently active as DU1/IV3IYH  from
          Palawan Island (OC-128) and expects to  remain there until around  8
          November. QSL via IK2ILH.
FH      - Serge, F6AUS, will be active  as TX0P from  Mayotte (AF-027) from  9
          November to  7 December,  including an  entry in  the  CQ WW  DX  CW
          Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
HB9     - Yves, HB9AOF and others will operate (mainly on 20 and 40 metres) as
          HE1G from Paquis Lighthouse on Lake Geneva (ARLHS SWI-001) on  12-13
          November. QSL via HB9AOF. [TNX F5NQL]
HK0     - Alex, DK8FD will  be on San  Andres (NA-033) from  21 November to  2
          December. He will participate in the CQ WW DX Contest, while  before
          and after the contest he  will operate holiday  style. QSL via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX DK8FD]
I       - Look for special calls IO1FRE, IO1FSK, IO1HOC, IO1JUM and IO1LUG  to
          be aired from 10 November through  9 December. These activities  are
          part of the approach march to the XX Olympic Winter Games that  will
          take place in  Torino in  February 2006.  All of  the contacts  will
          confirmed automatically via the bureau, direct  cads should be  sent
          to I1JQJ. Full information on the Torino 2006 Award can be found  at
I       - Look   for   Davide/IW9GUR,   Vincenzo/IW9EJP,   Angelo/IW9HLM   and
          Riccardo/IT9CVO to operate ID9/homecall from Lipari Island  (EU-017,
          IIA ME-001) on 10-80 metres (and  6 metres, if the band opens)  from
          around 19 UTC on 11 November until 12 UTC on the 13th. [TNX IW9GUR]
I_ant  -  Carlo, IK5DHM is  currently active as  II0AMZS from Mario  Zucchelli
          Station (I-01 for the Antarctica Award), Antarctica. He will  remain
          there through February. QSL via IK5VLO.
JA      - Look for  JA1EGG/1 to  be active  from Mikura  Island (AS-008,  JIIA
          AS-008-005) on 11-13 November. He plans to operate on 160-30  metres
          CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JW      - Roger, LA4GHA  is  currently  active as  T98GHA  until  the  end  of
          November. Between 1 December and June 2006 he will operate on  160-2
          metres CW, SSB and digital modes as JW4GHA Bear Island (EU-027). QSL
          to LA4GHA via  bureau or direct  to Roger  Bjoergvik, The  Registry,
          Court   of   BiH,   Kraljice   Jelene    88,   71   000    Sarajevo,
          Bosnia-Herzegovina. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
KH5     - Mike, KH6ND and Kimo, KH7U [425DXN 755] will be going to Palmyra  on
          5 November and will remain there until the 19th. They will active as
          KH6ND/5 (CW and  RTTY) and  KH7U/5 (SSB)  in their  spare time.  QSL
          KH7U/5 via AH6NF and KH6ND/5 via K2PF. [TNX QRZ-DX]
PA      - Special callsign PA2000N (PA "two thousand" N) will be aired from 26
          November to 11 December (including a  M/M entry in the  CQ WW DX  CW
          Contest) to  commemorate  the 2000th  anniversary  of  the  city  of
          Nijmegen. QSL via the Dutch QSL bureau or direct to PA0KHS (Henk van
          Hensbergen,   Smaragdstraat   53,   NL-6534   WN,   Nijmegen,    The
          Netherlands). [TNX PA0KHS]
R1M     - A large  multi-national  team  will  operate  as  R1MVW  from  Malyj
          Vysotskij Island (EU-117) on 15-28 November, including a Multi-Multi
          entry as R1MVC in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. They plan to be active on
          10-160 metres; expect also VHF MS activity during the Leonids meteor
          shower (15-19 November). QSL direct to  DK4VW (maildrop) or via  the
          UA2 QSL bureau (ROSTO Technical School, ul.Ozernaya 31, Kaliningrad,
          236029 Russia). Contributions  will be  gratefully accepted  (please
          contact Victor, RV2FW@gazinter.net);  a colour  certificate will  be
          available for those  who include  USD 5.00  or EUR  5,00 along  with
          their QSL card request. [TNX UA2FF]
S7      - Denise, F6HWU will operate  CW only during  her S79WU activity  from
          Praslin Island (AF-024), between 11 November and 2 December  [425DXN
          755]. Look for  her on 10-80  metres. QSL via  home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
T8      - Yutaka (JQ2GYU) and Mihoko (JJ2VLY) will operate as T88YU and  T88LY
          from Palau on 20-25 November. Expect activity on 6-80 metres CW  and
          SSB during their mornings and evenings.  QSL via home calls,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX JQ2GYU]
V4      - Kan, AB2RF (JJ2RCJ) will operate as V47CJ from St. Kitts (NA-104) on
          23-24 November and from Nevis (NA-104)  on 25-26 November. He  plans
          to concentrate on  RTTY, PSK  and CW  and on  30 and  40 metres  (80
          metres if possible). QSL via AB2RF. [TNX F5NQL]
V6      - JA1KJW, JA1JQY and JF1OCQ will operate (on 10-160 metres CW and SSB)
          as V63JQ, V63JY and V63VE from  Pohnpei Island (OC-010),  Micronesia
          on 19-24 November. QSL via  home calls, direct  or bureau. [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
V7      - JA1KJW, JA1JQY and JF1OCQ will operate (on 10-160 metres CW and SSB)
          as V73KJ,  V73JY and  V73VE from  Majuro Island  (OC-029),  Marshall
          Islands on 17-18  November. QSL via  home calls,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX JI6KVR]
VP8     - Don, VP8ON reports  that hopefully VP8LGT  will be  aired from  Cape
          Pembroke Lighthouse (ARLHS  FAL-001), Falkland  Islands (SA-002)  on
          3-4 December  to  celebrate  the  150th  anniversary  of  the  first
          lighting of its lamp (5 December 1855). QSL via VP8ON (Donald Betts,
          P.O. Box 809, Stanley, Falkland Islands, FIQQ-1ZZ, South Atlantic).

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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore  Responsabile  I2VGW

AA SCORES ---> The  new  Antarctica  Award  score tables are now available at
http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/award.asp They  include  the  Certificates  of
Excellence,  Honour Rolls,  Basic Awards  and   Operator Certificates  issued
through November 2005. [TNX IZ8CGS]

ARI DX CONTEST ---> The results of the ARI DX Contest 2005 are now  available
at http://www.qsl.net/contest_ari  and  http://www.ari.it

DXCC NEWS ---> The DX0K operation the Spratly Islands (1 February through  30
April 2005) has been approved fro DXCC credit.

FOUNDATION LICENCE  IN  AUSTRALIA  --->  Australia  has  introduced  the  new
Foundation Licence  (full information  is available  on www.wia.org.au)  with
four-letter callsign suffixes. The first Foundation  Licence has been  issued
to Amanda  Gray,  VK4FRST from  Brisbane,  Queensland, followed  by  VK4FIRE,
VK4FINX, VK4FOXX  and  VK4FROG. Foundation  licence  operators can  only  use
commercially manufactured equipment and are allowed to operate SSB, AM, FM or
"hand keyed" CW on 80, 40, 15, 10 and 2 metres, plus 430-450 MHz, with  power

MIA SCORES ---> The new  MIA (Mediterranean Islands  Award) score tables  are
now available at http://www.mdxc.org/mia/classifies.htm [TNX IT9DAA]

OH CONTEST/DX MEETING  --->  After the wonderful  feedback from the  previous
meeting, the  11th  annual  CCF  (Contest Club  Finland)  and  OHDXF  (OH  DX
Foundation) Contest & DX Meeting will  be held once  again aboard the  Viking
Line m/s Gabriella on 20-22 January 2005.  The ship will travel from  Finland
to the  Aland Islands  to Sweden  and back.  Preliminary agenda,  prices  and
on-line      registration      form      are      now      available       at
http://www.qsl.net/ccf/meet11th.htm  [TNX OH2UA]

PIRATE ---> Jim Martin, MM0BQI reports that MM0Q (the contest call  belonging
to the Summer Isles Radio Club) has been  pirated (mostly on 20 metres CW)  a
number of times over the past week.  On 24 October alleged activity was  from
St. Kilda (EU-059)  and 12 minutes  later from the  Summer Isles (EU-092),  a
journey which would take more than 12  hours, while on 31 October the  pirate
said to be on the Monach Islands (EU-111).

QSL UN8FE --->  Paolo Fava,  IK2QPR reports  he is  the new  QSL manager  for
Leonid, UN8FE.

TORINO 2006 PARALYMPIC  GAMES AWARD --->  The "Torino  2006 Paralympic  Games
Award" is a permanent award  available to either  licenced amateurs and  SWLs
for contacts made with II1TPG (the official amateur radio station for the  IX
Paralympic Winter Games) and the countries  that hosted the Paralympic  Games
in     the     past.     For     further     information     please     visit
http://www.ii1tpg.it/eng/diploma/index.html or e-mail the Award Manager Carlo
Sobrito, IZ1CCE (award@ii1tpg.it). [TNX IZ1CCE]

+ SILENT KEYS + Bob Reed, W2CE, passed away on 30 October at 55 years of age.
A very active DXer, he was part of the team - along with W2DEC, K2BF (SK) and
KF2TI - who took over VE7TCP's original DX reflector in August 1998.
Vitaly "Willy" Markhasin, VE6JO passed away on  30 October. He was 64 and  in
November-December 2002 he  operated as  3C2MV from  Bioko Island,  Equatorial
Guinea. All outstanding and new QSLs for VE6JO and 3C2MV will be answered  by
Gerry, VE6LB in due course, please be patient.
Last but not  least, Gaetano, IT9GAI  reports that old  timer Bertram  "Bert"
Padovani, 9H1CE passed away a few months ago.

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                           ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5R8HH:     QSL  and  pictures  of  the  recent operation  from  Nosy Be Island
           (AF-057) by Gianni, I5JHW can be found at  www.mdxc.org/5r8hh/

DX SPOTS:  Rod Elliott, VE3UW has collected the  DX spots from the  OH2AQ  Web
           Cluster since  January 1997.  The collection - from January 1997 up
           to October 2005 -  is available at  http://www.425dxn.org/dxspots/,
           as well the software  (DXINFO v2.0) which will enable you to handle
           the files (instructions at the URL above).

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3B8FQ, 3B8GL, 3B9FR,  3D2RR,
3W9HRN,  4K4K,  4K8F,  5K0Z,  5R8HS  (AF-057),  5T0JL,  5T5SN,  5U7JB,  5X1B,
6W/DK8YY, 6W1RW,  7P8DA,  7Q7CE, 7X0AD,  7X0RY,  7X4AN, 8P2K,  8Q7NB,  9J2BO,
9L1ADA, 9M2/G4ZFE, 9M2AX, 9M2CNC, 9M6NA, 9Y4/N3BNA, A22/JA4ATV, A61R,  A92GR,
AH6HY/W3 (NA-140), AY1ZA (AN-008), C21SX, C21XF, C31CT, C6AMM, C91CW,  C93DY,
CE8A (SA-094), CU2JT, CU7/G3TXF, CY9SS (NA-094), ET3TK, EY8CQ, EZ4XX,  FG5FR,
FK8GM, FO/N6JA,  FS/W2JJ, GJ4L  (EU-099), GX0AAA,  HK3JJH/2 (SA-082),  HL0O/5
(AS-081), HP1/WN6K, HR1/W4CK,  HS0/IK4MRH, HZ1EX,  IQ7FG (EU-050),  J3/K5AND,
K6AA/P (NA-066), K9AJ/VY0 (NA-175 and NA-227), KD6WW/VY0 (NA-175 and NA-227),
KH9/W0CN, LU4ZS  (AN-013),  M4Z, MS0IRC/p  (EU-189),  MW5A,  OH0JFP,  OH2DZ/p
(EU-140), OH6AW (EU-101), OZ/DL1AZZ (EU-125),  R0K (AS-174), R0K/P  (AS-038),
RV3ACA/0 (AS-062), RX0AXX,  RX3AJL/1 (EU-086),  S01MZ, SA3W  (EU-176),TF3XEN,
TO0R, TT8AMO,  V51/DJ4SO, VP9/N0ED,  VR2PX, VU4NRO,  VU4RBI, W1AUS  (NA-069),
WH2A, XF4IH, YB7M (OC-268), YB9BU, YC4FIJ,  YE3K, YE7P (OC-269), YK0RJ,  YW4C
(SA-058), ZC4DW, ZC4LI, ZD9BV.


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