425 DX News issue #765

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                              425 DX News #765
                             31 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 )
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                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj@425dxn.org)

                     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

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

9A      - Special event station 9A150NT will be active on all bands and  modes
          from Croatia from  January through  December 2006  to celebrate  the
          150th anniversary of the birth of  the great inventor and  scientist
          Nikola Tesla. QSL via 9A6AA. Further information on this station, as
          well as  on  the relevant  award  and on  Tesla,  can  be  found  at
9A      - The members of the Amateur Radio Club Koprivnica (9A8K) will operate
          as 9A650C from 1 January through  31 December 2006 to celebrate  the
          650th anniversary  of the  town of  Koprivnica. QSL  via 9A7K.  More
          information on the  special call and  Koprivnica City  Award can  be
          found at http://www.9a7k.com [TNX 9A7K]
CE      - Carlos, CE6AMN and  others will operate  as CE6M  from Mocha  Island
          (SA-061) and  lighthouse  (ARLHS  CHI-024,  WLOTA  LH-0684)  on  1-5
          February. QSL via CE6AMN. [TNX EA4AAA]
CO      - CO3VK, CO3JN, CO3LF, CO3CJ,  CO2WL and possibily  others plan to  be
          active as homecall/1 from Cayo Jutias (NA-093) during the last  week
          of January. They will operate mainly on 15, 20 and 40 metres SSB and
          CW. They are looking for donations to help offesetting the costs  of
          the    operation;    more    information    can    be    found    at
          http://xoomer.virgilio.it/iz8_ebi/. QSL via IZ8EBI. [TNX IZ8CCW]
F       - Special call TM5OVA will be aired from 30 December to 12 January  in
          memory of Lucien,  F5OVA, who  passed away  two years  ago. QSL  via
          F0DTB. [TNX F8REF]
FO      - Ely, HA9RE will be actve from Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands  (OC-027)
          from 28 January to 18  February and from  Ahe (King George  Islands,
          OC-131),  French  Polynesia  for  about  ten  days  starting  on  20
          February. He plans to operate on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
          via HA8IB (Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary).
          [TNX HA0DU]
G       - Two special callsigns  will be aired  from various locations  around
          the UK  throughout 2006  to celebrate  the 60th  anniversary of  the
          International  Shortwave  League  (http://www.iswl.org.uk).  GB60SWL
          will be used  one day  per month  during twelve  public events  (the
          first one  will be  on 22  January from  the RAF  Montrose  Heritage
          Centre, in Angus, Scotland); GB6SWL will be used during the weekends
          and on every UK public holiday.  QSL for both  calls direct to  Alan
          Loveridge, 29  Courtiers Drive,  Bishops Cleeve,  Cheltenham,  Glos.
          GL52 8NU, England, UK, or via the RSGB bureau. [TNX BRS-96106]
GM      - To  celebrate  the  centenary  of  the  first  trans-atlantic  voice
          transmission and to mark Reginald  Fessenden's pioneering work  with
          the Machrihanish station, the special event callsign GB1FVT will  be
          activated during the  first week  in January  from the  Machrihanish
          transmitting site. Operation will be on all HF bands, CW and SSB.
          QSL via operators' instructions. [TNX GB2RS]
I       - Arcangelo, IZ0EAC reports he will operate  (on 20, 40 and 80  metres
          SSB) as II0IP during the weekends in January to honour the memory of
          the late  pope  John  Paul  II. QSL  to  IZ0EAC  (direct)  or  IQ0VT
JA      - Look for  JI2ZLM/2  and JF0BPT/2  to  be active  from  Shino  Island
          (AS-117, JIIA AS-117-008), Aichi prefecture on 2-3 January. QSL  via
          home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
LZ      - Special event station LZ13ARDF will be active on all bands and modes
          from 1 January through 31 December to celebrate the 13th ARDF  World
          Championships, which will be held at  Primorsko on 12-17  September.
          QSL via LZ1KZA (P.O. Box 36, Karlovo, 4300 Bulgaria). [TNX LZ1ZF]
S0      - A  group  of  operators  associated  with  Radio-Noticias   magazine
          (www.radionoticias.com) will  be active  from various  locations  in
          Western Sahara on 7-13 January.  They plan to  operate SSB on  3675,
          7085, 14310, 21175 and 28975 kHz.
T30     - The T30DX operation [425DXN  764] has not  been cancelled, at  least
          for the time being, but the  team's departure from Finland has  been
          put off. Jouko, OH1RX says that  "the team is continuously  pursuing
          alternative travel  arrangements  to get  to  the island  latest  11
          January". Updates will be posted on http://www.ohpacificdx.com/
TR      - Franck, F4BQO will be active as TR8FC from Libreville, Gabon from  1
          January until May. He plans to operate starting around 18 UTC on +/-
          14190, 21020  and 24900  kHz;  requests for  skeds  can be  sent  to
          f4bqo@orange.fr. QSL via home call. [TNX F8REF]
UA      - Look for  RA6LMF/P,  RW6MF/P and  UA6LP/P  to  operate  from  Vtoroy
          Stvorny  Rear  Lighthouse  (ARLHS  ERU-137,  RLHA  RLE-029)  on  2-3
          January. QSL via RA6LMF. [TNX UA6LP]
UA      - Radio Club  Vologda  is going  to  celebrate  the  Russian  Orthodox
          Christmas, which falls  on 7 January.  Special calls R1RDM  (Russian
          Ded Moroz, i.e. Grandfather  Frost, more or  less the Russian  Santa
          Claus) and R1SNG (Snegurochka, i.e.  Snow Maiden, granddaughter  and
          helper of Ded  Moroz) will be  aired starting on  6 January. On  6-7
          January look for UE1QSK to be aired from the Spaso Kamenny monastery
          on Kamenny Island, in Lake Kubenskoye. On 5-8 January UE1RDM will be
          active from the "home" of Ded  Moroz at Veliky  Ustyug. QSL for  all
          via UA1RJ. [TNX UA1QV]
VP9     - Kyle, WA4PGM will operate again as VP9/WA4PGM from Bermuda  (NA-005)
          on 26-30 January. He will be active on 160-6 metres with an emphasis
          on the CQ WW 160-Meter CW  Contest. QSL direct to Kyle Chavis,  P.O.
          Box 127, Farmville, VA 23901,  USA. Logs will  be uploaded to  LOTW.
          [TNX WA4PGM]
W       - Jerry, N9GGO and his wife Kathy,  KC9HIF will be active from  Amelia
          Island (NA-138) from  31 December until  2 January  and from  Jekyll
          Island (NA-058) on 3-7 January.  They plan to  operate on +/-  14260
          kHz between  12.30 and  16 UTC.  QSL via  N9GGO (Jerry  Breuss,  758
          Laguna, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, USA). [TNX N9GGO]
W       - Fred, WA1ZIC will be active on  10-160 metres as WA1ZIC/1 from  Goat
          Island (NA-031) on 2-3 January. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
W       - Rick, K6VVA reports that the weather-permitting target dates for the
          IOTA operation from South East Farallon Island (NA-178) [425DXN 763]
          are now 14-16 February. Mike, K9AJ  will be joining him and the  two
          will operate  as  K6VVA/6  and K9AJ/6  with  one  or  hopefully  two
          stations on  the  air around  the  clock. QSL  via  N6AWD.  Bookmark
          http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na178 for updates.
XU      - Peter, NO2R will be returning to Sihanoukville, Cambodia early  next
          year. He plans to operate mostly CW (with some SSB as well) on  160,
          80 and 40 metres as XU7ACY on 7-21 January. QSL via K2NJ, while W2EN
          will act as a pilot station. [TNX NG3K]

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

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS ---> On 30 December the Indian National Institute
of Amateur Radio (NIAR) released their first "Information Circular" about the
Hamfest [425DXN 744]  that will be  held at  Port Blair,  Andaman Islands  on
18-20 April.  The  purpose of  this  conference is  to  provide a  forum  for
presentation and discussion on  the various aspects  of amateur radio.  Other
major attractions during the  event include arena  for exhibitors to  display
and demonstrate amateur  radio communication technologies,  as well as  allow
foreign hams to operate from the  Andaman and Nicobar Islands. NIAR  requests
amateur radio organizations  and individual hams  interested to operate  from
Port Blair,  Andaman and  Nicobar Islands  to e-mail  a letter  of intent  to
niarhamfest@gmail.com as soon as possible: all of the relevant details can be
found at http://www.niar.org/hf_vu4_06.html

CANADA POSTAL RATES INCREASE ---> Effective 16 January 2006, the postal rates
for standard letters up to 30 grams  will change as follows: within Canada  =
0.51 cents, to the  US = 0.89  cents, to other  destinations = 1.49  Canadian
dollars. All prices are subject  to a tax  of 7%. One  US dollar brings  only
1.22 Canadian dollars. [TNX VE3HO]

HNY 2006 PARTY --->The "Happy New  Year 2006 Party",  sponsored by Polish  MK
QTC Magazine, will  take place from  18 UTC on  31 December  to 18  UTC on  1
January. For  details and  a  picture of  the  relevant award,  please  visit
y&image=FO03-SNR2006.jpg [TNX SP2FAP]

QSL EA6IB --->  Juan, EA5BM reports  that "confusion" at  the post office  in
Ibiza has caused major delays  in QSLling. A  few days ago  a large batch  of
"lost" SASEs was found: those  envelopes "will be  mailed inmediately" and  a
new more reliable QSL route is expected to be publicized through  www.qrz.com
in a few weeks' time. [TNX UA4ARL]

QSL OC-084 --->  Nando, IT9YRE reports  that the  QSL cards  for the  October
operation from Fanning Island (T32S and T32SNW) are coming out.

QSL R1ANC ---> Please note that the  QSL route has changed. The new  operator
at Vostok Base is  Aleksej  Turkeev, UA1ZCK, and the QSL  route for R1ANC  is

QSL UU9JWM/P ---> The QSL manager for UU9JWM/p operations from lighthouses is
UT5JDS. E-mail requests  for bureau cards  can be sent  to uu9jwm@ua.fm  [TNX

QSL VIA AI4U  ---> Effective 1  January 2006 Jeff,  AI4U will  take over  QSL
duties from VE3HO for PP5JR,  ZX5J, PT5A and  PX5E. ZX5J logs  for CQ WW  SSB
2005 and 10M Contest 2005, as well as PT5A logs for CQ WW SSB 2005 are  still
awaited. [TNX VE3HO]

SJDXA ---> At the December meeting  of the South  Jersey DX Association,  the
following officers were elected for 2006: Bob Schenck, N2OO - President; Tony
de Biasi,  K2SG -  Vice  President; Steve  McGarry,  W2USF -  Secretary;  Bob
Pantazes,  W2ARP  -   Treasurer.  The   web  page   for  the   SJDXA  is   at
http://www.qsl.net/n2oo/sjdxa.htm [TNX N2OO]

YASME & WRTC 2006 ---> Because radio contesting needs to attract and  support
youth, the YASME  Foundation (http://www.yasme.org) announces  a donation  of
$10,000  to  WRTC   2006  (http://www.wrtc2006.com)  in   support  of   youth
participation. These funds will be used to help Young Contesters from  around
the world attend and participate in  WRTC 2006, to be held in  Florianopolis,
Brazil  in  July  2006.  WRTC  2006  has  dedicated  three  two-person   team
allocations  to  Young  Contester  teams.  Additional  Young  Contesters  may
participate as part of multi-operator teams. We encourage young amateurs with
a strong  interest  in  contesting  to  make  their  applications  for  those
positions by  20 January  2006. The  qualifications  and criteria  for  Young
Contesters to apply to multi-operator teams will be announced shortly.  While
the multi-operator teams will operate at  existing stations in Brazil,  Young
Contesters qualifying  for the  WRTC 2006  competitor teams  are expected  to
bring their own equipment. [TNX N0AX]

ZR LICENCEES ---> Several ZR  restricted licence holders  have been heard  on
frequencies not allocated to them. ZR  licensees are permitted to operate  on
1810-1850 kHz, 3500-3800 kHz, 7000-7100  kHz, 14.070-14.099 kHz,  14225-14250
kHz, 21070-21120 kHz, 21300-21450 kHz, 28050-28150  kHz and 28300-28500  kHz.
The final release  of the amended  Amateur Radio  regulations, permitting  ZR
licence holders to access the HF spectrum, was published on 4 February  2005.
These new regulations also affect the  way ZS licences  are issued and  bring
South Africa in line with many other countries around the world who no longer
only use Morse code for granting access to HF. [TNX ZS4BS]

ZY6GK --->  Cris,  PY7GK  has cancelled  his  27-30  December  activity  from
Itaparica Island [425DXN 759] owing to the failure of his radio equipment. He
hopes to be able to go to the island for the IOTA Contest. [TNX PY7RP]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

LOGS:    The 3C2MV logs  are now available  online at  http://dx.qsl.net/logs/
         [TNX VE6LB]
LOGS:    On-line logs for  4S7PAG (including all  QSOs made in  2004 and  2005
         from  either  the  main  island  and  Barberyn  Island,  AS-171)  are
         available at http://www.qsl.net/f5pac/4s7/ [TNX HB9EAA]

QSLs received  direct or  through managers:  3A0CE, 4L4KW,  588AT,  5B/G4ODV,
5H1JCH, 5Z4DZ,  6W1RW, 7P8/JH4RHF,  9G5TF, 9H1ZA,  9M2AX, 9M6DXX,  9Y4/YL2GM,
BA1RB/3 (AS-134), C21DL, C21SX, C6AIE, CN2R, CX9AU, CY9SS, D70YT,  DK1NR/HI7,
K2GSJ/PJ7,  KH6ND/KH5,  KH7U/KH5,  PY0FF, R1ANN  (AN-016; AA UA-08),  R750KG,
RU3HD/ANT (AN-016; AA UA-08),ST0RM, SU8BHI,  SU8IOTA (AF-099), T88YU, TG9AFX,
TJ3FR, TK5EF, TZ5A,  UA2FX, V31LZ,  V31MD, V51AS, V73GE, V73VE, VP2E, VP2ECM,


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