425 DX News issue #767

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                              425 DX News #767
                              14 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

3Y0     - The DXpedition to Peter I (3Y0X) has been given a substantial  grant
          by the ARRL/Colvin  Award, which is  is important  to their  overall
          DXpedition financing. The team has been assigned the special Chilean
          Antarctic call sign of XR9A for use to/from Peter I. They hope to be
          QRV from Punta Arenas for a few days and then maritime mobile to and
          from the island. There is a  possibility that the team will also  be
          QRV from the South Shetlands for a few days after the DXpedition  is
          complete. The latest first hand news and updates on 3Y0X, as well as
          information on how to contribute to the DXpedition, can be found  at
6O      - The 6O0N team of operators [425DXN  759] now includes I1HJT,  I2YSB,
          IK1AOD, IK1HJS, IK2DIA, IK2CIO and IK2CKR. They expect to arrive  at
          Galkayo around noon on 19 January  and to be QRV  with the first  of
          their three stations in the late  afternoon. Plans are to be  active
          until 1 February, as their flight back is scheduled to leave on  the
          2nd. Look for 6O0N to participate  in the CQ WW  160M CW Contest  on
          28-29 January. QSL via I2YSB, direct or bureau. Further  information
          and updates can be found at http://www.i2ysb.com/6o0n/
C6      - Bob/N4BP  (C6AKQ),  Kevin/K4PG   (C6APG),  Bruce/W4OV  (C6AOV)   and
          Pete/N8PR (C6AHR) will be active from the Bahamas between 13 and  20
          February. They will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as  single
          band entries on 160, 80, 40  and 15 metres. Before the contest  they
          will try to  operate extensively  on the  WARC bands.  QSL via  home
          calls. [TNX N8PR]
CE      - Salvatore, IZ8CLM will operate in his spare time on the HF bands  as
          CE3/IZ8CLM from Chile until 18 January. [TNX IZ8CCW]
CE0_jf  - Suggested frequencies  for  the 20-28  January  CE0Z  DXpedition  to
          Robinson Crusoe  Island (Juan  Fernandez)  [425DXN 762]  are  50110,
          28040, 24890, 21040, 18080,  14040, 10010, 7020,  3540 and 1820  kHz
          (CW); 50110, 28495, 24945, 21295, 18145, 14195, 7060, 3795 and  1840
          kHz   (SSB).   The   web   site   for    the   expedition   is    at
CT3     - Herm, HB9CRV and Rudi, HB9CQL will  operate as CT3FN and  CT3/HB9CQL
          from Madeira Island (AF-014) from 20 January to 1 February. On 21-22
          January Herm  will  operate as  CT3FN/p  from the  Sao  Jorge/Rosais
          lighthouse (ARLHS MAD-008).  QSL via home  calls, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX VA3RJ]
EA8     - Members of the Canary Islands  DX Society will  be active (on  10-80
          metres SSB with some RTTY and  PSK 31) as ED8CSF from San  Francisco
          Castle in  Las  Palmas  de  Gran  Canaria  on  22  January.  Further
          information can  be  found  at  http://www.qrz.com/ed8csf. QSL  via
          EC8AUA (all QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically via the  bureau).
          [TNX EC8AUA]
FT      - Gildas, TU5KG is  back to  the Southern  Indian Ocean  on a  fishing
          boat. Between 15 January and 3  February he will  be sailing in  the
          Kerguelen area, then he will be in the Crozet area until early March
          and back  to Kerguelen  until the  end of  March.  When on  land  he
          expects to operate as FT5XP from  Kerguelen and as (probably)  FT5WK
          from Crozet. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
G       - The call  sign GB1CPB  will be  active through  11 January  2007  on
          various bands and modes to celebrate the 100 years of operation  for
          the Portland  Bill lighthouse  (ARLHS ENG-273).  QSL via  bureau  or
          direct to G5XW. [TNX VA3RJ]
GU      - Paul, F6EXV  and Jan,  DJ8NK will  be active  as MU0EXV  and  GU0VNK
          respectively from  Guernsey  (EU-114) on  20-30  January.  The  will
          operate SSB, CW  and digital modes  on 160-10 metres.  QSL via  home
          calls. [TNX NG3K]
HB0     - Look for HB0/T93M  (N4EXA), HB0/T93Y,  HB0/T94DX (DJ2MX),  HB0/T94JJ
          (OE1EMS) and  HB0/T96Q  to operate  from  Liechtenstein  between  25
          January and 2 February. They will participate in the CQ WW 160 Meter
          CW Contest as HB0/T94DX. Before and after contest they will  operate
          with three stations  on all bands  with an  emphasis on  80 and  160
          metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
HC      - Luis, EA7OC will be active (probably  as HC2/EA7OC) from Ecuador  on
          10-27 February. His  main QTH  will be  Guayaquil, but  he may  also
          operate from other locations in the Guayas province. QSL via  EA7OC,
          direct or bureau. [TNX EA5KY]
HI      - Tibor, HA7TM will operate as HA7TM/HI9 from the QTH of HI9CF in  Las
          Terrenas, Samana,  Dominican  Republic  between  18  January  and  2
          February. He may put up  a 160 metre  dipole, depending on  location
          conditions. [TNX HA0HW]
HK      - Girts, YL2KL reports he will operate  as HK1/YL2KL from HK1AR's  QTH
          on 10-20 February, including two SOAB  HP entries in  the CQ WW  WPX
          RTTY and ARRL DX CW Contests.  He plans to emphasize  on 40, 80  and
          160 metres. QSL via YL2KL.
JA      - Special event station 8J8NST will be active between 16 January and 1
          February to celebrate  the 61st Winter  National Sports Festival  in
          Tomakomai. QSL via the JARL bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
KG4     - Jose, N4BAA (KG4SB)  and Bill, W4WV  (KG4WV) will  operate on  160-6
          metres all  modes from  Guantanamo Bay  on 21-31  January. Look  for
          KG4SB to  participate in  the CQ  160 Meter  Contest. QSL  via  home
          calls. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]
ON      - Special call ON40DST will be used until 31 December to celebrate the
          40th anniversary of UBA Diest section.  Expect activity during  "all
          sorts of contests", ON8JP  says. QSL via  ON4AMM, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX ON8JP]
PJ2     - Joe/W9JUV and Bill/W9VA will operate from  the Signal Point  Station
          (http://www.pj2t.org) on Curacao (SA-006) on 19-27 January. QSL  via
          home calls. Jeff/K8ND will also be  operating from the Signal  Point
          Station on 23-31 January, including a  single-operator entry in  the
          CQ WW 160  Meter CW Contest.  Before and after  the contest he  will
          focus on 40 and 80 metres  and wil test receiving antennas on  160m.
          QSL PJ2/K8ND via home call (or  LOTW), QSL PJ2T via N9AG (or  LOTW).
          [TNX K8ND]
SM      - Special event call 8S30JC will be aired throughout 2006 to celebrate
          the 30th anniversary of the Western  Blekinge County Radio  Amateurs
          (SK7JC).  QSL   via   bureau   or   direct   to   Vaestra   Blekinge
          Saendareamatoerer, Aadalsvaegen 28, SE-375 33 Moerrum, Sweden.  [TNX
V7      - Kunio, V73VE will operate (on 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres SSB and RTTY)
          as V73VE/p from  Jaluit Atoll  (OC-028), Marshall  Islands on  13-17
          January. QSL via JF1OCQ. [TNX JF1OCQ]
VP2V    - Jim, G3RTE and Phil, G3SWH will be active as VP2V/G6AY from  Anegada
          Island in the  British Virgin Islands  (NA-023) between 23  February
          and 1 March. Operation will  be primarily CW  on 80-10 metres,  with
          some SSB and the possibility of some CW operation on 160m. They will
          have two 100 watt stations and they hope to be on the air as much as
          possible, propagation permitting. QSL via  G3SWH, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX G3SWH]
VP8     - Expect activity  on  40  to 10  meters  from  the  Falkland  Islands
          (SA-002) during the weekend, as Bob, VP8LP has got together a  group
          of ten  operators, who  are  going to  operate  a station  on  13-15
          January. They will be using their own callsigns. [TNX VP8ON]
VP8     - Mike, GM0HCQ reports he has rejoined the Royal Research Ship  "James
          Clark Ross" on 11 January. She expects to leave the Falkland Islands
          on the  13th,  and once  back  at sea  Mike  will be  QRV  again  as
          VP8CMH/MM  from  the  Antarctic  waters.  Check  www.gm0hcq.com for
          regualr updates  and  daily pictures.  QSL  via  GM0HCQ,  direct  or
W       - Rick, K6VVA and Mike, K9AJ are proceeding ahead with a QRV dates  of
          14-16 February  from South  East  Farallon Island  (NA-178)  [425DXN
          765]. They  have  new sponsors  on  board, with  some  great  prizes
          donated for the fundraising raffle programme which will be  unveiled
          soon. They have obtained approval to operate two stations during the
          daytime hours. Rick and Mike have  decided to use only one  callsign
          (K6VVA/6)  during   the   operation.   QSL   via   N6AWD.   Bookmark
          http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na178 for updates. [TNX K6VVA]
ZK1_sc  - Olav, LA9VFA  will operate  SSB and  digital  modes as  ZK1VFA  from
          Raratonga (OC-013), South  Cook Islands  on 19-28  January. QSL  via
          home call. [TNX QRZ-DX]

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Wulf/DL1AWI, Mat/DL5XU and  Erik/DL9AWI will operate  from
the Marquesas, the Austral Islands and New Zealand as follows:
15-28 January         Ua Pou, Marquesas (OC-027)
1-14 February         Raivavae (OC-114), Austral Islands
17 February-2 March   North Island (OC-036)
They will have three transceivers, two  linear amplifiers, vertical  antennas
and Beverages. The three plan to operate SSB and CW on 160-10 metres, and  to
focus on the  lower bands, especially  160m. All QSLs  go via DL3APO,  either
direct (Peter Kohde, Adolph-Menzel-Str. 2, 04157 Leipzig, Germany) or via the
DARC bureau. Further information, updates  and on-line logs  can be found  at
http://www.radioklub.de/cgcg/ [TNX DL3APO]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Three YL operators (namely Nobuko/JR6XIX, Chizue/JA1EYL and
Noriko/7K3EOP) plus Yoshiki/JR6XIW will be active  as KH2/homecall from  Guam
(OC-026) on 17-18  January. Then  they will  operate from  Palau (OC-009)  as
T88AO, T88CY, T88OP and T88AI respectively on 19-22 January. [TNX VK3DYL]

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

DAYTON HAMVENTION AWARDS ---> The Dayton Hamvention is accepting  nominations
for its Amateur of  the Year, Special  Achievement, and Technical  Excellence
Awards. The deadline for nominations is 20 February. Further information  and
nomination forms are available at http://www.hamvention.org/nominate.htm

DXCC NEWS ---> D2DX from Angola  (current operation as  of 15 December  2004)
and KH9/W0CN from Wake Island (17-28  September 2005) have been approved  for
DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

GERMANY POSTAL  RATES INCREASE  ---> Axel,  DL6KVA reports  that effective  1
January 2006, the new postal rates  from Germany to other European  countries
is EUR 0,70, while from Germany  to destinations outside Europe is EUR  1,70.
He adds that with the current exchange rate, 2 USD (= EUR 1,65) do not  cover
postage for outside Europe, while one IRC does.

QSL 3Y9YBA ---> Trond,  LA9VDA is the  new QSL manager  for contacts made  by
Aage, 3Y9YBA (LA9YBA) from Antarctica back in 1993-94. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL 5B4AHJ --->  Alan, 5B4AHJ  (P3J) has  recently moved  QTH and  has a  new
address for direct QSLs: Alan  Jubb, Psathi Village,  8749 Pafos, Cyprus.  He
also QSLs via the bureau and LOTW.

+ SILENT KEY  + Long time  DXer and RTTY  enthusiast Jules Freundlich,  W2JGR
passed away on 9 January at 88 years of  age. First licenced in 1935, he  was
hit by the RTTY bug in the early Eighties. Jules was one of the VK2SG RTTY DX
Notes editors (1992-2003) and he was  instrumental in persuading the ARRL  to
establish the RTTY Honor Roll.

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

LOGS:         On-line logs,  pictures and  information  on the  recent  A52CDX
              operations     from     Bhutan      can     be     found      at

QSLs received  direct or  through managers:  3A/N0FW, 3A/N9NS,  3B8CF,  3V5A,
4K4K, 4S7AB, 4U1UN,  4X/W8HC, 4X17B,  5B/DJ7ZG, 5H9PD,  5U7JB, 5Z4DZ,  6O0CW,
6Y5/K1YCM, 8P7A, 8R1W, 9G5TF, A35YL, A6/ON5NY, A71EM, BA1RB/3, C37JPE,  C6ASM
(NA-080), CN2MP, CW5T, CX6VM, CY0AA, CY0MM, DX0ST (OC-175), DX0TIC  (OC-207),
FR1AN,  FS/K9EL,  H79W/YN4  (NA-228),  HC1AJQ,  HC1HC,  HP1/WN6K,  KH5/DL6FK,
KH6ND/KH5, KH6ZM, KH7U/KH5,  KH9/W0CN, LA6Q (EU-062),  LZ9W, P29NI  (OC-116),
P40TA, P43JB, PJ2/WB9Z,  PJ5NA, PJ7/K7ZUM, PZ5RA,  SU9BN, T77C, TA1ED,  TA3D,
TZ9A, V31TG,  V63JY, V6A,  VK9AA, VK9CG,  VK9XG, VP8DIZ,  VQ9LA, VR2BG,  W2W,


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