425 DX News issue #764

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                              425 DX News #764
                             24 December 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

                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

5H      - Preparations  continue  for  the  5H1C  operation  (24  January-   2
          February) from  Zanzibar Island  (AF-032) [425DXN  761]. It  is  now
          possible to arrange skeds, but for 160 and 80 metres only. Send your
          requests (one request per band)  to Serge, F6AML  not later than  20
          January: e-mail F6AML@aol.com  and put  "Sked 5H1C"  in the  subject
          line. A propagation forecast (thanks to VE3NEA) will be available at
          http://5h1c.free.fr/trafic_uk.html. 5H1C will participate in the  CQ
          WW 160M CW Contest. [TNX F5NQL]
6W      - Motoko, JA1EVA  and Satoru,  JM3XAV will  be  active from  Le  Calao
          (http://www.le-calao.com/),  Senegal  on  23-25  December.  QSL  via
          JM3XAV, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
FR      - Jean-Marie, F8CHM will operate as FR5EZ from Reunion Island (AF-016)
          from 30 December to 3 January  and again on  11-17 January. On  3-11
          January he  will  be  active  (mostly on  30  and  17  metres)  from
          Rodrigues (AF-017). QSL via F8CHM. [TNX The Daily DX]
HS      - Special event station E25AJ will be active from 24 December  through
          3 January from  Hat Yao, Thailand  for the  25th Asia-Pacific  Scout
          Jamboree (www.aprjam25.org). They expect to  operate CW, SSB,  RTTY,
          PSK, SSTV and Satellite on all  bands (no WARC). QSL via E21EIC  and
          JR5XPG (for Japan only). [TNX E21EIC]
JA      - Take, JI3DST will operate  160, 80, 40,  17, 15, 12,  10 , 6  metres
          SSB/SSTV/RTTY/CW as JI3DST/JS6  from several islands  in the  AS-079
          group between 28  December and 8  January. His main  QTH will be  on
          Miyako-jima (JIIA  AS-079-005),  but he  also  plans  to  visit  and
          operate  from   Ikema  (AS-079-001),   Kurima  (AS-079-003),   Irabu
          (AS-079-002), Shimoji (AS-079-007) and  Ogami (AS-079-006). QSL  via
          bureau. [TNX JI3DST]
JD1_mt  - Operator Masa (and not Tak, JA1DDH, as reported in 425DXN 763]  will
          operate in his spare time from  JD1YBJ on Minami Torishima  (OC-073)
          from 20 December through mid-January. He plans to place an  emphasis
          on 160 metres. [TNX JH2RMU]
LU      - LR3DX is  the  special call  celebrating  the 100th  anniversary  of
          Recalada Lighthouse at Bahia Blanca (the tallest lighthouse in South
          America and one of the tallest  in the world) until 6 January.  [TNX
OH0     - Vincenzo, IZ0FKE will be active as OH0/IZ0FKE from the Aland Islands
          (EU-002) from 31 December to 4  January. He will be guest  operating
          from the  Alandia  Contest Team's  station.  QSL  via  IZ0FMA.  [TNX
T30     - The T30DX  team  members  [425DXN  760]  are  "literally  stranded".
          Kiribati relies entirely  on Air Nauru  for international  services,
          but it  seems  that the  airline  has gone  bankrupt  and  its  only
          aircraft has been repossessed owing to default in paying. The  T30DX
          group expected to  leave Finland  on 31  December and  to arrive  at
          Tarawa on 3 January. According to their web site, more information -
          and hopefully  new  travel  arrangements  -  will  be  available  on
          http://www.ohpacificdx.com after 29 December.
UA      - Gaston Bertels, ON4WF (ARISS-Europe chairman) reports that on  25-26
          December   ARISS    Russia   and    the   Russian    Space    Agency
          Roscosmos/Energia, set  up  a special  event  called  Space  Patrol.
          Several cosmonauts will  operate amateur radio  from Korolev  Rocket
          and Space Corporation Energia as well as from GCTC, the Yuri Gagarin
          Russian Cosmonaut  Training  Centre. On  25  December  Korolev  club
          station R3K will be operational  on HF at  12 UTC, frequencies  will
          probably be  7080, 14180  and  21280 kHz.  On  the 26th,  GCTC  club
          station  RK3DZB  will  possibly  be  operational  same  time,   same
          frequencies. Moreover, on  25 and  16 December,  during the  evening
          passes over Europe  and Russia, RS0ISS  will be  operating phone  on
          145.990 MHz simplex.
V5      - Frank, AH0W reports  that there will  not be a  Hollams Bird  Island
          IOTA operation  the last  ten days  of March  [425DXN 763].  However
          various operators  and  foundations, including  the  Midway-Kure  DX
          Foundation, are working  to make this  difficult location a  reality
          for IOTA chasers in the future.
V7      - Kaoru, JA3MCA will operate (on 80-10 metres SSB and CW) as V73Z from
          Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands from 29 December to 2 January. QSL
          via home call. [TNX JA3MCA]

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Kan, AB2RF will operate as ZF2CJ from the Cayman  Islands
(NA-016) from 28 December to 1 January and as 6Y5/AB2RF from Jamaica (NA-097)
on 2-4 January. He plans  to concentrate on  RTTY/PSK and CW  and on the  low
bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

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

DESECHEO ---> Kam,  N3KS/KP5 and Dave,  K3LP/KP5 [425DXN  763] became  active
from Desecheo  around 04.30  UTC  on 16  December.  According to  first  hand
information collected by The Daily DX,  this was a working  trip and the  two
had received "formal permission to activate FCC approved radio communications
on a  'time permitting'  basis" and  "official  landing permission  from  the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service".  Although Kam and Dave expected  to
stay on the island for a minimum of 48 hours,  they went QRT at 17.30 UTC  on
17 December. The reasons that brought them  to a halt are unclear. The  Daily
DX reports  that  "the Police  served  the KP5  team  some kind  of  official
documentation" that supposedly  "came from  Washington DC  demanding the  KP5
team leave the  island immediately". Kam  and Dave made  about 7,300 QSOs  in
about 44 hours (total QRV time between the two operators). QSL to W3ADC. Read
the various updates issued by The Daily DX on http://www.dailydx.com/kp5.htm

GERMANY POSTAL RATES INCREASE ---> Effective 1 January 2006, the postage  for
a standard letter (20 grams) from Germany to other European countries will be
70 eurocents, and  1.70 EUR (barely  covered by  2 USD)  to the  rest of  the

QSL 3B9FR ---> Robert, 3B9FR continues to enjoy working DXers from around the
world from his hilltop QTH in  Citronelle, Rodrigues Island. He reports  that
that the postal authorities in Mauritius will no longer accept IRCs and  that
1 USD is  no longer sufficient  to cover postage  costs for  return QSLs.  He
regrets having to ask DXers to  cover the minimal postage  costs but with  no
more than 2 USD. Robert and  Frank AH0W/3B9R (who also resides in  Mauritius)
are working together to establish two permanent radio stations on one of  the
outer islands  of Mauritius  as part  of  a larger  humanitarian  initiative.
Further information is expected in due course. [TNX AH0W]

QSL 3C2MV ---> Gerry, VE6LB has received the late VE6JO's 3C2MV logs from his
widow. These  have been  uploaded to  LoTW for  those who  need an  immediate
confirmation. Vitality's VE6JO logs will be obtained in the new year.  Direct
and bureau cards for 3C2MV and VE6JO (and special prefixes) will be processed
and sent out early next year. [TNX VE6LB]

QSL 4L2M --->  Serge, UA9LP is  the QSL manager  for 4L2M as  far as  Russian
amateurs are concerned. He reports that 4L2M's logs are going to be  uploaded
to LOTW (in February-March 2006).

QSL VIA RW6HS  ---> Vasilij, RW6HS  reports he will  be the  QSL manager  for
UP1SAT and UP2SAT [425DXN 763], as well as for the other UP#SAT special event
stations that  will be  active  from Kazakhstan  from  26 December  until  15
January: UP3SAT  (operated  by UN7BF),  UP4SAT  (operated by  UN7BD),  UP5SAT
(operated by UN7BM) and UP0SAT (operated by UN0B). QSL direct only to Vasilij
M. Kasyanenko, P.O. Box 0, 357300, Novopavlovsk, Stavropolskiy kr., Russia.

TL8DPA ---> Claudio, IV3OWC made  about 2000 QSOs  during his 20-27  November
activity from a mission at Bangui, Central Africa. He reports that all of the
equipment he had shipped before his departure "disappeared". Claudio hopes to
be able to  operate again next  year. Six  photo galleries  are available  at

US POSTAL RATES INCREASE ---> The  new rates will be  effective on 8  January
2006. First Class mail in the US will be  39 cents, one ounce letter mail  to
Canada and  Mexico will  be 63  cents; one  ounce letter  mail to  all  other
countries will go from the current 80 cents to 84 cents. [TNX QRZ-DX]

WRTC 2006 --->  The deadline  for applications  to participate  in the  World
Radiosport  Team  Championship   2006  (http://www.wrtc2006.com/)  has   been
extended to 20 January. [TNX PY5EG]

+ SILENT KEY + Mike Dalrymple, GM4SUC passed away on 21 December. He was  the
founder and organizer  of the  popular International  Lighthouse &  Lighthsip
Weekend (http://illw.net), which is held annually  on the third full  weekend
in August. The ILLW will continue in his memory. [TNX OZ4EL]

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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/F8DHM   F8DHM       HA200CVM    HA0NAR      R1ANF       RK1PWA
3Z8IARU     SP8AQA      HF8IARU     SP8MI       R1ANN       RZ3DJ
4KR60S      4J5A        HS0T        HS6NDK      R1ANT       RW1AI
4L0ABC      K3PD        HZ1IK       DK7YY       S9SS        N4JR
4U60UN      HB9BOU      IO1NOR      bureau      SA80IARU    SM1TDE
4X1FQ       AA4V        IO1NOR      I1JQJ  (a)  SI9AM       SM3CVM
4X411A      4Z4BS       IO1SHO      bureau      SP15BSP     SP6YFU
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      IO1SHO      I1JQJ  (a)  T88AH       JA3IFT
5R8GZ       G3SWH       IO1SKE      bureau      TF3ZA       KT6YL
5X1GS       WB2YQH      IO1SKE      I1JQJ  (a)  TJ3SL       F5PSA
5Z1A        PA1AW       IO1SNO      bureau      TM1JV       F4CEI
6W/HA7TM    HA7TM       IO1SNO      I1JQJ  (a)  TO7R        F5KIN
6W1SA       F4BIT       IO1SPE      bureau      UE3DDX      RZ3FR
7Q7VB       UA4WHX      IO1SPE      I1JQJ  (a)  UE3GMF/P    RA3GJ
7Z1UG       DO1HEN      IR0CRI      IZ0EHL      UN9M        RW6HS
9J2BO       G3TEV       JW4GHA      LA4GHA      V31JP       KA9WON
A43XA       A47RS       JX7D        LA7VFA      VP8PJ       DL5EBE
A92BND      A92GR       K3LP/KP5    W3ADC       VP9/AA1AC   AA1AC
C6AYM       K9GY        KH2VL/KH0   JM1LJS      VQ9DY       KE9VB
CN8IG       EA7FTR      LR3DX       LU7DSY      VQ9JC       ND9M
CN8PA       EA7FTR      LU1ZD       LU4DXU      VQ9ZX       WJ7S
CO6LPB      EA7FTR      LU1ZR       LU4DXU      XF3NN       N6AWD
CP6XE       IK6SNR      LU1ZS       LU4DXU      XU7TAS      ON4AJV
DR3RADIO    DL2KXA      LX5A        LX1RQ       YB8ZC       YB8HZ
DR50BUND    DL1WH       N3KS/KP5    W3ADC       YI1OM       IK2DUW
EK3GM       DK6CW       OH0PM       OH2PM       YI3SRA      IZ8EDJ
EK6YL       SP9ERV      OH9SCL      OH9UV       YS3/I2JIN   I2JIN
EL2PM       EI5IF       OK4RQ       OK1DRQ      Z2/UA4WHX   UA4WHX
EW6GF       DL8KAC      OY3QN       OZ1ACB      ZF2SC       KA9P
EY8CQ       DJ1MM       P41CW       OH1VR       ZS6CCY      OK1DOT

(a) direct

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

A25LR    Rene, Private Bag Br.17, Gaberone, Botswana
DL5EBE   Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str.13, D-49808 Lingen, Germany
EA7FTR   Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, Aljaraque, Huelva 21110, Spain
I2JIN    Roberto Torri, Via I Maggio 40, 22038 Tavernerio - CO, Italy
JA4GXS   Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cyo, Yamaguchi-City, 753-0038 Japan
ON4AJV   Jack Vandenabeele, P.O. Box 1, 8400 Oostende 2, Belgium
UA9LP    Serge Abyshev, P.O. Box 698, Tyumen, 625000 Russia
W3ADC    John F. King, P.O. Box 64, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
YI1IRQ   P.O. Box 55072, Baghdad-12001, Iraq


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