425 DX News issue #766

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                              425 DX News #766
                              07 January 2006 

                             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

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

CE      - Marco, CE6TBN reports he will operate  as CE6TBN/7 from Las  Huichas
          (SA-064, DICE ICE-705) on 14-15 January.  Expect activity on 40  and
          20 metres CW and SSB. QSL via CE6TBN.
DL_ant  - Thorsten, DD1TG/DP0GVN [425DXN 760] will be leaving Neumayer Station
          on 7 January and there will be no amateur radio operator at the base
          for the rest of the season. [TNX DL5EBE]
GJ      - Look for Bert, PA3GIO to operate on 10-160 metres SSB as MJ/PA3GIO/p
          from Jersey Island (EU-013) on 10-15 January. QSL via home call (for
          bureau cards please use the easy QSL request form on his website  at
          http://www.pa3gio.nl/). [TNX NG3K]
I       - All of the fifteen special  IO1 calls (IO1ALP,  BIA, BOB, CRO,  CUR,
          FRE, FSK, HOC, JUM, LUG, NOR, SHO,  SKE, SNO and SPE) will be  aired
          between 10 January and 9 February. This will be the last leg of  the
          approach march to the XX Olympic  Winter Games that will take  place
          in Torino on 10-26 February. All  of  the  contacts  will  confirmed
          automatically via the bureau, direct cards should be sent to  I1JQJ.
          Full  information  on  the  Torino  2006  Award  can  be  found   at
JA      - Look for  Taka,  JR3TVH/JS6  to  operate  from  the  Miyako  Islands
          (AS-079) starting around 8 UTC on 6 January through around 1 UTC  on
          the 11th. He expects to be active on 6-160 metres SSB, CW, RTTY  and
          AM. [TNX JN6RZM]
JW      - Trond, LA9VDA will operate on all bands mostly CW and SSB as  JW9VDA
          from Spitsbergen Island  (EU-026, WLOTA JW-0125),  Svalbard on  9-16
          January. QSL via  home call, direct  (Trond Johannessen,  Helgedalen
          13, N-1528 Moss, Norway) or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards
          can be sent to la9vda2003@yahoo.no). Please note that 1 USD does not
          cover return  postage (European  destinations inclueed),  but 1  IRC
          does. [TNX LA9VDA]
LU_ant  - Henry, LU4DXU  reports  that new  staff  members  at  Melchior  Base
          (LU1ZB, LU-05  for the  Antarctica Award)  in the  Melchior  Islands
          (AN-012), Antarctica  and  Deception  Base  (LU1ZC,  LU-04  for  the
          Antarctica Award) on Deception Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) have
          just arrived. Both these bases are expected to show up on 14290  KHz
          shortly. QSLs via LU4DXU. [TNX DL5EBE]
LZ      - Special call LZ50KSB will be  aired on all  bands and modes  through
          the end of  the year to  commemorate the 50th  anniversary of  radio
          club LZ2KSB in Balchik,  Bulgaria. QSL via  LZ2SX direct or  bureau.
          [TNX LZ3FN]
SM      - Special event call SA2006EM will be  aired by SK6AG  and SK6AW on  6
          January, 6 February, 6 March, 6 April,  6 May and 6 June during  the
          countdown   to   the    19th   European   Athletics    Championships
          (www.goteborg2006.com) that will be held in Goteborg on 6-13 August.
          From 1 July through 13 August they will operate as 7S6EM and  8S6EM.
          QSL for all via SM6YOU, preferably via bureau. Further  information,
          including on-line logs  and details on  the relevant  award, can  be
          found at http://sm6.se/em [TNX SM6YOU]
T30     - The T30DX operation [425DXN 765] has been cancelled, because the  OH
          Pacific DX Team (http://www.ohpacificdx.com) has not been successful
          in securing  flights  for  the coming  weeks  to  and  from  Western
          Kiribati. "However, the  effort put in  by the team  and all of  you
          supporting us  will  not  be wasted",  they  say.  "We  are  already
          preparing a fresh new start to get back to Pacific before  Christmas
          2006". Details will be announced in due course.
T7      - Giovanni, T77CD will participate  in the ARRL  RTTY Round-Up on  7-8
          January. QSL  direct to  I0MWI (Stefano  Cipriani, Via  Taranto  60,
          00055 Ladispoli- RM, Italy). [TNX I0MWI]
T8      - Mike/JA6EGL (T88SM), Kazu/JH6WDG (T88AQ) and Taka/JA6CM (T88CM) will
          be active from Palau (OC-009) on 12-17 January. They plan to operate
          CW, SSB and  RTTY on 160-6  metres. QSL  via home  calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JN6RZM]
V3      - Gerd, DJ4KW and Gisela, DK9GG will  operate as V31YN (CW, mostly  on
          80 and 160 metres) and V31GW (RTTY) respectively from Belize from 12
          January to 20 February. On 1-8  February they will  be active on  40
          metres and higher from Southwater Caye (NA-180). [TNX The Daily DX]
V8      - Vladislav/G0KBO (V8FBO), Victor/UA6AF (V8FVV) and Yuri/RN6BR (V8FBR)
          will be active  from Brunei  on 8-16  January. QSL  V8FBO via  G0KBO
          (direct or bureau). QSL V8FVV via G0KBO (direct) or UA6AF  (bureau).
          QSL V8FBR via G0KBO (direct) or RN6BR (bureau). [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Members of the Mid Florida DX Association will operate on 20, 15 and
          maybe 17  metres  as  W4FDX from  Honeymoon  Island  (NA-034)  on  8
          January. QSL via W2NDP. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  latest issue (December 2005) is now  available
in .pdf  format  at  http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/.  Articles  and  pictures
should be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

3Y0X PRESENTATION ---> Back in  late November, while  at the Asia-Pacific  DX
Convention in Japan, Bob Allphin (K4UEE) gave a presentation on the  planning
of the upcoming 3Y0X DXpedition to  Peter I. This presentation can be  viewed
on www.peterone.com  via streaming  video. A  version  on DVD,  suitable  for
amateur radio club  meeting programmes, is  now available  from Bob  Schenck,
N2OO. If there are any clubs interested in getting a copy of this DVD, please
drop Bob an e-mail (n2oo@arrl.net). [TNX N2OO]

CDXC CONVENTION ---> The 28th Clipperton  DX Club DX Convention will be  held
at  Arcachon   on   15-17  September.   For   full   details   please   visit
http://www.cdxc.org/Conventions/2006-Arcachon/arcachon2006-e.htm  or   e-mail
convention@cdxc.org [TNX F8BBL]

CQ DX MARATHON ---> John Sweeney, K9EL  has been appointed as Manager of  the
new CQ DX Marathon programme [425DXN  729]. Last run in 1948,  the new CQ  DX
Marathon is a year-long DX hunt,  with participants competing to see who  can
work the greatest  number of  countries ("entities")  and CQ  zones over  the
course of a full year, then starting again  at zero at  the beginning of  the
next year. This year's Marathon began  at 00.00 UTC on 1  January 1 and  will
end at 23.59 UTC on 31 December.  QSLs are not required and submissions  must
be made electronically, using the downloadable  entry matrix form to be  made
available on  the CQ  website. The  CQ  DX Marathon  rules  can be  found  at

IREF ---> The  Island Radio Expedition  Foundation is  the only  organization
dedicated solely  to  the  support  of  expeditions  to  rare  and  new  IOTA
qualifying islands. In 2005 grants totalling $3,150 were made to XF1K (NA1-64
and NA-165), CE8A  (SA-094), 7V2SI (AF-097),  C93DY (AF-098), SY8M  (EU-158),
CO3VK (NA-093),  DX0TIC  (OC-207),  DX0ST  (OC-175),  VU2HFR  (AS-153),  YB7M
(OC-268) and YE7P  (OC-269). IREF continues  to provide  critical support  to
IOTA expeditioners who would otherwise have  little or no access to funds  to
help with the expenses of their expeditions. Details on how to contribute can
be found on the IREF's website at http://www.islandradio.org [TNX AD5A]

PIRATE ---> Do not waste time and money on 5T5T (repeatedly spotted on 20 and
40 metres CW as well  as on 20m  RTTY). Maurice, F5NQL  reports that the  QSL
manager's callsign (F5DIF) has not been  issued to anyone, while Jean,  5T0JL
says that the  only two  other operators  duly licenced  are Feng  Wang/5T0WF
(ON6WFO, who will be in Mauritania until 15 January) and Nicolas/5T5SN  (plus
5T5BN, Bernard, still pending). A further licence is expected to be issued to
Fernando, EA1BT in the near future.

VISALIA 2006  ---> The  Southern California  DX Club  (http://www.scdxc.org/)
sponsors the 57th annual International DX  Convention, which will be held  at
the  Holiday  Inn  Hotel  &  Conference  Center,  Visalia  on  21-23   April.
Information will be posted at http://www.dxconvention.org/

WF5E DX  QSL SERVICE  ---> Les  Bannon, WF5E  is forced  to raise  his  rates
because the US Postal Service is raising  theirs on 8 January. The new  rates
for his service are 3 QSLs for $1.00, or 15 QSLs for $5.00 or EUR 5,00.  Full
information  on  the   QSL  Service  provided   by  Les  can   be  found   at

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

DX CALENDAR:  An interactive DX Calendar based on 425 DX News is available  at
              http://www.dxwatch.com/ (a webcluster with an extensive range of
              filters plus a customized dxcluster spot delivering service).
TOP LISTS:    The  latest  Topband,  Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
              available  at   http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.
              Please send  your scores,  as well  as any  request for  further
              information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4K9W        DL6KVA      GI0RTN/P    G0RTN       S79NC       9V1NC
4KR60S      4J5A        HC2SL       EA5KB       ST/ZS5ADU   ZS5ADU
4L4CH       LZ1OT       HF75PZK     SP3IQ       ST0RM       T93Y
4N150AA     YT1AA       HK3ARR      YV5ARR      SU9FL       WD9DZV
4N150NT     YU1SRS      HR1RQF      EA7FTR      SU9GD       DJ2AVB
4U60UN      HB9BOU      HS0T        HS6NDK      SU9HP       SM0CFO
5H9PD       W8FV        HS0ZFI      SM5GMZ      SY2EEC      SV2KBB
5T0WF       ON6WFO      HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       T30HC       DL9HCU
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      HZ1IK       DK7YY       TB9CHU      TA4ED
5T5T        pirate      HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      TI8CBT      EA7FTR
5U7JB       ON5NT       II0AMZS     IK5VLO      TL8QC       F5NRY
5X1RI       WD4ELG      II0IP       IQ0VT   (a) TM5OVA      F0DTB
6W8CK       DH7WW       II0IP       IZ0EAC  (d) TM7VM       F5UJZ
7Q7BP       G3MRC       II1TPG      IZ1CCE      TR8CA       F6CBC
7S2AT       SK2AT       II2F        IW2MVS      TR8CR       F8EN
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      IO1NOR      bureau      TR8FC       F4BQO
8J1RL       bureau      IO1NOR      I1JQJ   (d) TT8PK       F4EGS
8J3UKB      bureau      IO1SHO      bureau      TY5ZR       IK2IQD
8J5MC       bureau      IO1SHO      I1JQJ   (d) UA8TWW      UA0SE
9A650C      9A7K        IO1SKE      bureau      UE1RDM      UA1RJ
9J2BO       G3TEV       IO1SKE      I1JQJ   (d) UE3DDX      RZ3FR
9J2CA       G3SWH       IO1SNO      bureau      UE9FPK      RA9FDR
9M2CNC      G4ZFE (a)   IO1SNO      I1JQJ   (d) UK8OM       IK2QPR
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      IO1SPE      bureau      UN5A        DL8KAC
9N7JO       HS0ZGD      IO1SPE      I1JQJ   (d) UN5J        W3HNK
9V1YC       N5ID        JT1FBX      JG5PJJ      UN8GF       IZ8CCW
A35RK       W7TSQ       JW4GHA      LA4GHA      UN9L        LZ1YE
A71BX       EA7FTR      JW5NM       LA5NM       UN9M        DL8KAC
BU2/JJ1TBB  JL1ANP      K3N         WX3B        UO0AIK      DL8KAC
BV50CRA     BV2KI       LR3DX       LU7DSY      V25OHX      G4OHX
C6AGN       W1DIG       LU1ZD       LU4DXU      V26AAV      AA4V
CN8NK       EA5XX       LU1ZR       LU4DXU      V44KJ       WB2TSL
CN8YR       K4KU        LZ13ARDF    LZ1KZA      V63O        JK1FNL
CO3JN       IZ8EBI      MM0XAU      DJ6AU       V73RY       N5LE
CO3VK       IZ8EBI      NA8O/KH2    JK1FNL      V73VE       JF1OCQ
CO6WD       W0SA        NP4A        W3HNK       V73Z        JA3MCA
CX1JJ       EA5KB       NU4SC       K3IXD       V8FRF       EA7FTR
CX2AQ       EA5KB       OC4BQE      EA4BQ       VK3AAL/4    OE1DIA
D2DX        OH2BAD      OH0/IZ0FKE  IZ0FMA      VK8NSB      VK6NE
D2EB        IZ3ETU      OX3XR       OZ3PZ       VP8DII      ON5AX
DP4K        DK3DM       P29CQ       W7VMI       VP8PJ       DL5EBE
DU1IST      JF1IST      P49X        W0YK        YN4MG       WK6O
DU1ZV       JA1BRK      PJ2/WB9Z    AF9H        YT0TESLA    YU1EXY
E25AJ       JR5XPG  (b) R1ANF       RK1PWA      YU150NT     YU1SRS
E25AJ       E21EIC  (c) R1ANT       RW1AI       YV5SSB      EA5KB
EA9EU       EA9AZ       R1RDM       UA1RJ       YZ150T      YU1SB
FK8HW       VK4FW       R1SNG       UA1RJ       ZF2CJ       AB2RF
FR1AN       N5FTR       R3K         RN3DK       ZL4WW       W6YJG
GB1MGD      G0FLP       RU0SYL      UA0SE       ZP8VAO      EA7JX

(a) bureau             (c) others
(b) Japan only         (d) direct

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

9A7K         Kresimir Juratovic, P.O. Box 88, HR-48001 Koprivnica, Croatia
9M2CNC       Richard Everitt, #2601 PNB Darby Park, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
             50450 Malaysia
A22/JA4ATV   Take Maga, Private Bag 00369, Gaborone, Botswana
AB2RF        Kan Yokota, 11 Hyatt Ave, Harrison, NY 10528, USA
DL5EBE       Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str.13, D-49808 Lingen, Germany
EA7FTR       Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias #23, Aljaraque, Huelva 21110,
F0DTB        Gerard Brunet, 13 Rue de la Croix du Moulin, 08000 Warcq, France
F4BQO        Franck Claude, 56 Rue de la Treille, 95490 Vaureal, France
F5NRY        Christian Quintin, 89 Ave du General de Gaulle, Pornichet 44380,
HS0ZGD       Stig Lindblom, Jum Changphimai, 147/1 - Moo 3, Tambon Boot, Ban
             Ta Bong, Phimai, TH-30110 Nakhon Ratchashima, Thailand
IK5VLO       Paolo Ceccarelli, Via del Piano 10A, I-51020 Piano Ontani - PT,
IZ1BZV       Giorgio Tabilio, P.O. Box 95, 19100 La Spezia - SP, Italy
IZ3ETU       Carlo Larosi, Via Catullo 25, 35036 Montegrotto Terme - PD, Italy
LA4GHA       Roger Bjorgvik, Herman Wildenveysgt 12-B, 3022 Drammen, Norway
LU4DXU       Horacio E. Ledo, P.O. Box 22, 1640 Martinez, Buenos Aires,
N9GGO        Jerry Breuss, 758 Laguna, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, USA
OH6DX        Ari Hyvonen, Viklonkuja 4F18, FI-78880 Kuvansi, Finland
SM6YOU       Rickard Dahlstedt, Ekebergsgatan 4D, 417 02 Gothenburg, Sweden
UA0SE        Serge Karpov, P.O. Box 5247, Angarsk, 665819, Russia
WD4ELG       Mark Lunday, 2309 Becketts Ridge Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278,
YV5ARR       Anibal Dos Ramos, P.O. Box 20030, 1020 Caracas, Venezuela


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