425 DX News issue #769

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                              425 DX News #769
                              28 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

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

3B8      - Jurgen, DJ5HD  will  operate  (on  10-80  metres  CW  and  SSB)  as
           3B8/DJ5HD from Mauritius Island (AF-049) on 3-15 February. QSL  via
           home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
9G       - Alan, G3XAQ  will be  active as  9G5XA from  Accra, Ghana  from  27
           January to 6  February. He will  operate CW on  the HF bands  using
           100W and a doublet. QSL via G3SWH. [TNX G3XAQ]
9M6      - Steve, 9M6DXX will be active as  9M6DXX/P from Pulau Gaya  (OC-133)
           on 18-19 March (approximately from 5 UTC on the 18th until 6 UTC on
           the 19th). QSL direct only to  Steve Telenius-Lowe, WDT 527,  88905
           Kota Kinabalu,  Sabah,  Malaysia (please  note  that  there  is  no
           functioning QSL bureau in East Malaysia, that old-type IRCs are  no
           longer exchangeable and that cards sent  via G4JVG will now not  be
           received, as mail  is no longer  being forwarded  from Steve's  old
           address in England). [TNX 9M6DXX]
9V       - The Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting  Society (SARTS) has  been
           issued the callsign S65X for use in contests. They will start using
           this call in  the PACC Contest  (11-12 February:  if time  permits,
           they will  make some  QSOs with  stations outside  The  Netherlands
           during that weekend).  Expect this call  to be aired  later in  the
           year during international  contests as well.  QSL via PA0KHS  (Henk
           van  Hensbergen,   Smaragdstraat   53,  6534   WN   Nijmegen,   The
           Netherlands). [TNX 9V1CW]
CE       - Marco, CE6TBN and Mario, CE6NE plan  to operate SSB and CW as  CE5S
           from Santa Maria Island (SA-070) on  7-10 February. QSL via  CE6NE.
           [TNX CE6NE]
CT3      - Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will be active again as  CT3/DL3KWR
           and CT3/DL3KWF from Madeira  (AF-014) on 9-23  March. They plan  to
           operate mostly CW and on the WARC bands. QSL via home calls. E-mail
           requests  for  bureau  cards  can  be  sent  to  dl3kwr@darc.de  or
           dl3kwf@darc.de    respectively.    Their    web    site    is    at
           http://www.mydarc.de/dl3kwr [TNX DL3KWF]
FG       - Jacques, F6HMJ will operate (on 10-80  metres CW, SSB and RTTY)  as
           TO2FG from Guadeloupe (NA-102) from 3 February to 7 March.  Between
           17 February and 3 March he expects to use TO2ANT for the Antarctica
           Activity Week. Jacques will also try to be active from La  Desirade
           Island. QSL via F6HMJ. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
FH & FR  - Nigel, G3TXF will be  active as FH/G3TXF  from Mayotte (AF-027)  on
           28-31  January  and  as  FR/G3TXF  from  Reunion  (AF-016)  on  1-5
           February. He will operate on 10-40  metres CW only. QSL via  G3TXF,
           direct or bureau (e-mail requests for  bureau cards can be sent  to
FO_mar   - Suggested frequencies  for  HA9RE's operation  from  the  Marquesas
           Islands, which is  due to start  on 28 January  [425DXN 765],  are:
           1815,5/1831,5, 3507/3511, 7007, 10117,  14040, 18084, 21040,  24914
           and 28040 (CW); 3789,  7047, 14240, 18114,  21255, 24940 and  28440
           (SSB); 14075, 21100 and  28075 (RTTY). Ely  will operate as  either
           FO/HG9G or with a special call issued by the local authorities. QSL
           direct only  to HA8IB  (a return  postage of  USD 2  is  required).
           Steve, HA0DU  will keep  a regular  sked with  Ely while  he is  in
           French  Polynesia;  information  and  requests   can  be  sent   to
           ha0du@dx.hu. [TNX HA8IB and HA0DU]
HI       - Dennis, K7BV, will  operate as  HI3TEJ in  the ARRL  DX CW  Contest
           (18-19    February)    from    the    HI3CCP    mountaintop     QTH
           (http://www.lomadeltoro.com/). Look for H3I/K7BV to be used outside
           contest. QSL HI3TEJ  via ON4IQ, QSL  HI3/K7BV via  home call.  [TNX
I        - Special station II1TPG (the official amateur radio station for  the
           IX Paralympic Winter Games) is active now through 31 March. QSL via
           IZ1CCE,  direct  or  bureau.  Information   on  the  "Torino   2006
           Paralympic     Games      Award"      can     be      found      at
           http://www.ii1tpg.it/eng/diploma/index.html [TNX IZ1CCE]
I        - The Mediterraneo  DX Club's  worldwide  membership is  growing.  To
           celebrate the 300th member mark the club organizes the second  MDXC
           Members Trophy, which will take place on 3-5 February. The MDXC  HQ
           station IR8M plus  several special event  stations are expected  to
           participate in the event: 3V8MDC,  4M5MDC, 4X0MDC, 9A0MDC,  ED3MDC,
           IR9MDC, IU9MDC, IX1MDC, SU8MDC, YB3ZMD, YE0MDC, YE3ZMD. All of  the
           QSOs made with these stations will  be confirmed automatically  via
           the bureau. Direct requests  should be sent  to the Members  Trophy
           Manager, Corrado Ruscica (IT9DAA). Information on the event and the
           relevant award can be found at http://www.mdxc.org/trophy.asp
I        - Carlo/IZ1GCZ (SSB), Sergio/IW1FSQ  (SSB), Vincenzo/IK1DYS (CW)  and
           Marco/IZ1BVO (CW) will operate on 80,  40, 20, 17 and 15 metres  as
           IX1CNR from  the National  Research  Council's weather  station  at
           Plateau Rosa (Mount Cervino, 3580m a.s.l.) on 3-5, 10-12, 17-19  or
           24-26 February depending on weather. QSL  via IZ1GCZ. Pictures  can
           be found at http://www.iz1gcz.com/ix1cnr.htm [TNX IW1FGZ]
I        - Alessandro, IW7EGK (40 metres SSB) and Giovanni, IW7DOL (20  metres
           SSB) will  operate  from the  lighthouse  at Punta  Palascia  (WAIL
           PU-005, ARLHS ITA-137) on 5 February. [TNX IW7EGK]
J3       - Bill, VE3EBN will operate (on 10-40  metres RTTY, PSK, SSB and  CW)
           as J37LR from  Grenada from 1  February to  5 April.  QSL via  home
           call. [TNX NG3K]
JW       - Francois, F8DVD will be active for  the tenth time from the  Arctic
           in March. Look for him to operate as JW/F8DVD from the Longyearbyen
           ARC on Spitsbergen  Island (EU-026),  Svalbard on  24-31 March.  He
           plans to be active on all HF  bands CW and SSB, and to  participate
           in the CQ  WW WPX  SSB Contest  on 20  metres. QSL  via home  call,
           direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
KP2      - Joe/W8GEX, John/WZ8D and Janet/KD8CGN will be on St. Croix,  Virgin
           Islands until 31 January. Look for W8GEX/KP2 and WZ8D/KP2 on  160-6
           metres CW,  SSB  and  PSK,  plus 60  metres.  John  also  plans  to
           participate in the CQ WW 160M CW Contest. QSL durect to home calls.
           [TNX WZ8D and NG3K]
LU       - Chris, G0HFX and Jan, G0BBL plan  operate mostly CW as  LU/homecall
           from Tierra del Fuego (SA-008), Argentina on 3-13 February. Between
           13 February and  6 March  they will  visit various  islands in  the
           South Shetlands  (AN-010),  and plans  are  to  operate  as  either
           LU/homecall or with a VP8 callsign.  QSL via home calls, direct  or
           bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
P4       - Paolo, I2UIY will participate in either  the CQ WW WPX RTTY  (11-12
           February) and ARRL  DX CW (18-19  February) contests  as P40G  from
           Aruba (http://www.i2uiy.it/p40g.html).  He will  be on  the  island
           from 8 to 20 February. QSL via I2EOW.
PJ4      - John, K4BAI  and Jeff,  KU8E will  be active  as PJ4/homecall  from
           Bonaire (SA-006) on  14-21 February. They  will participate in  the
           ARRL DX CW Contest as PJ4R (QSL via K4BAI). [TNX KU8E]
T7       - From 1 June  1921 through 2  February 1936 a  detachment of  twenty
           "Carabinieri" were on duty in San Marino until the constitution  of
           the  local   police   force.  COTA   (Carabinieri   On   The   Air,
           http://www.cota.cc) and ARRSM (the local IARU society) will operate
           CW and SSB as T7COTA and  T70A from San Marino  on 3-5 February  to
           celebrate the event  of 60 years  ago. QSL T7COTA  via IZ8DDG,  QSL
           T70A direct. [TNX IZ6FUQ]
TY       - The web pages for the  15-30 March DXpedition  to Benin by  PA3EWP,
           IK1PMR,    K2LEO     and     GM4FDM     can     be     found     at
           http://www.ik1pmr.com/dx-peditions/ty/ .  There  are  plans  to  be
           active either as a team or as individuals in the BARTG RTTY Contest
           during the first weekend. [TNX GM4FDM]
UR       - Paul, UT1KY will operate as EM10KY from Ukraine on 3-12 February to
           celebrate  the  10th  anniversary  of  Akademik  Vernadsky  Station
           (previously British Station F - Faraday, transferred to Ukraine  on
           6 February 1996). QSL via IK1QFM, direct or bureau. [TNX I1HYW]
VU4      - DL7DF, DK1BT, SP3DOI, SP3GEM, SP3CCY and  maybe DL7UFR will  attend
           the Hamfest in the Andaman Islands on 18-20 April [425DXN 765]  and
           have applied for  all necessary permissions  and visa  in order  to
           operate from there.  "We got  an official  statement that  licenses
           will be available  for the period  of April 18  and May 17,  2006",
           Sigi, DL7DF says. "However we don't know yet which callsign(s) will
           be used". They  plan to have  three transceivers,  two linears  and
           various antennas, and to be heading to VU4 on 15 April. Sigi's  web
           site is at http://www.dl7df.com/
YB       - YC6JKV, YB6LYS, YB6PLG, YB1BOD and YC6LAY will be active from  Nias
           Island (OC-161) between 20 and 27  April. They plan to operate  for
           five days  on 10,  15, 20,  40 and  6 metres  SSB and  CW,  running
           barefoot and  using homebrew  directional antennas  for each  band.
           Details  on  Nias  Island  and  the  operation  can  be  found   at
           http://www.toba-dx-group.org/nias/;    contributions    will     be
           gratefully   accepted    (please    contact   Agus,    YC6JKV    at
           yc6jkv@toba-dx-group.org).  QSL   via   JN6RZM   (Shuji   Yamamoto,
           2-23-24-402 Nishijin Sawara, Fukuoka 814-0002, Japan). [TNX JN6RZM]
ZS       - During 2005, Durban  was selected  as the  venue for  the first  A1
           Grand Prix event to be hosted in South Africa. The Highway  Amateur
           Radio Club  (http://www.harc.org.za) will  be operating  a  special
           event station, using the callsign ZS5A1GP,  for the weekend of  the
           A1GP (27-29 January). QSL to Highway  Amateur Radio Club, P.O.  Box
           779, New Germany, 3620, South Africa. [TNX NJ1Q and ZS5BBO]

PACIFIC TRIP  ---> Bob,  W7YAQ and  Bill, N7OU  will operate  from the  South
Pacific as follows:
16-24 February   Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, as ZK1YAQ and ZK1NOU
26-28 February   Nadi, Fiji (OC-016) as  3D2NB and 3D2OU
1-10 March       Rotuma (OC-060) as 3D2RX and 3D2RO
11-13 March      Nadi, Fiji (OC-016) as 3D2NB and 3D2OU
Activity will be on 80-10 metres mainly CW, with some RTTY and SSB. They will
participate in either the ARRL DX CW (18-19   February) and ARRL DX SSB  (4-5
March) contests as Multi-Single entries (ZK1NOU and 3D2RX respectively).  QSL
via home call, direct or bureau. E-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent
to W7YAQ@arrl.net or N7OU@arrl.net as appropriate. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK  ---> The Worldwide  Antarctic Program has  announced
that the  third Antarctic  Activity Week  will be  held  from 20  through  26
February. The aim of this annual event is to promote worlwide interest in the
Antarctic continent; stations operating from the various Antarctic bases,  as
well as special event stations from  the rest of the  world, are expected  to
take part in the AAW. Announced special calls include 4O3ANT, AT3ANT, II0ANT,
UE6ANT. QSL via operator's instructions.
Full information  on the  AAW is  available at  http://www.ddxc.net/wap.  ARI
Cassino (http://digilander.libero.it/aricassino)  is  launching the  new  WAP
A.S.E.A. (Antarctic Special Event Award) for working these and other  special
event stations. [TNX I1HYW]

CQ WW 160M CW ---> The following stations have announced their participation
in this year's contest (28-29 January):
4X   - Alex, 4Z5KJ as 4Z5J from Israel. QSL via W0MM.
CU   - Martti, OH2BH as CU2A from the Azores. QSL via home call.
HB0  - T93M,  T93Y,  T94DX  (DJ2MX)  and  T94JJ  (OE1EMS)  as  HB0/T94DX  from
6O   - I1HJT, I2YSB and IK2CIO as 6O0N from Somalia. QSL via I2YSB.
9N   - Stig/LA7JO and Pop/YU7EF as 9N7JO from Nepal. QSL via qrz.com.
GD   - G3NKC, G4MJS, G4XUM and  M0BEW as MD4K  from the Isle  of Man. QSL  via
GJ   - Richard, K2WR  as  GJ2A from  Jersey.  QSL via  K2WR  (USA)  or  GJ3DVC
HB0  - T93M, T93Y, T94DX, T94JJ and T96Q as HB0/T94DX from Liechtenstein.
HS   - Ian, HS0ZGL (G3TMA) as Single  Operator Low Power.  The Thai band  goes
       only from 1.8 to 1.825 MHz. QSL via HS0ZGL.
KP4  - Alfredo, WP3C as Single  Operator High Power  from NP4A's station.  QSL
       via W3HNK.
LX   - DL4SDW, DL8SCG and LX2AJ as LX7I from Luxembourg. QSL via LX2AJ.
OH0  - OH9MM as OH0Z (QSL via W0MM) and  OH2BYS as OH0L (QSL via OH2BYS)  from
       the Aland Islands.
PJ2  - K8ND as PJ2T (SOHP) from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. QSL via N9AG.
SP   - Kaz, SP2FAX as SN2B. QSL via SP2PI.
SV9  - Tomas, LY1DF as J49W from Crete. QSL via bureau to LY1DF.
VQ9  - Larry, VQ9LA from Diego Garcia,  Chagos. QSL direct  to the address  at
ZL   - ZL2BSJ, ZL1AZE and others as  ZL6QH. QSL via  bureau or ZL2AOH.  Brian,
       ZL1AZE says that "the presence of  a local GPS differential  correction
       system on  1818 kHz  means that  we are  unable  to copy  weak  signals
       between 1816 and 1820 kHz".

Do not  forget to  give  a look  to  the list  maintained  by Bill,  NG3K  at

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

QSL JT1CS  --->  Effective  20  January,  the new  QSL  route  is  direct  to
Bat-Erdene Zevgee, P.O. Box 125, Ulaanbaatar-37, Mongolia. [TNX JT1CS]

QSL LA1IOTA ---> Rag,  LA6FJA reports that  the QSL cards  for the July  2005
operation from EU-079 have been sent to the NRRL outgoing QSL bureau. He also
would like to remind readers that the  QSL route for DU1/KI4KJP is via  WY4N,
while KM3X handles LA6FJA's cards for North America.

QSL WL7M ---> Cards  for contacts made  with WL7M from  May 1995 through  May
2003 should  be sent  to Joe,  WD0M (formerly  WL7M).  Please note  that  the
callsign has been reissued to John Pfeifer, and cards for contacts made after
May 2003 should be sent to the new licence holder. [TNX WD0M].

QSL VIA DJ1CW --->  Effective 1 January  2006, Dmitri, DJ1CW  is the new  QSL
manager for EK3SA and 4L8A. He  also handles the QSL  cards for 4L1FX,  4L1DX
and 4J8DX.

QSL VIA G3SWH ---> Phil Whitchurch,  G3SWH has taken  over the QSLing  duties
for 9G5XA and 3C5XA with immediate effect. He has copies of all the past logs
and is awaiting delivery of cards from the operator (G3XAQ). Direct  requests
with SAE and adequate return postage is preferred, but bureau cards will also
be processed.

+ SILENT KEY - Charles Mellen, W1FH passed away on 21 January at 92 years  of
age. First licenced in 1930, in 1947 he was the first to obtain DXCC on  both
Mixed and Phone after the beginning of post war DXCC. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

5H1C:      Updates and pictures  of the current  5H1C operation from  Zanzibar
           Island can be found at http://5h1c.free.fr/flash_uk.html
DX COINS:  DXCoins will mint a coin for  all 335 DXCC Entities, starting  with
           Peter I. A substantial percentage of  each sale will be donated  to
           the 3Y0X team to offset the  most expensive DXpedition in  history.
           Details can be found at www.dxcoins.com [TNX K7CO]
HB0:       The  website  for  the  current  activity  by  the  T9  team   from
           Liechtenstein   [425DXN    767]    is    up    and    running    at
           http://www.t93y.com/hb0.  On-line   logs  and   pictures  will   be
           available after the operation.
NA-178:    The full-blown "official"  website for the  14-16 February  K6VVA/6
           expedition to  the  Farallon  Islands is  now  up  and  running  at
           http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na178.   It   includes   lots   of   very
           interesting information on this most wanted IOTA group (see  "About
           NA-178") and this long awaited activation (see "Operational Info").
           This operation  is extremely  expensive, and  full details  on  the
           raffle organized in  order to assist  fundraising can  be found  at
ST0RM:     The web site for ST0RM (http://www.t93y.com/st0rm) has been updated
           with several new sections. [TNX T93Y]

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3A/K4ZLE, 3W2ER, 4K9W, 4L3Y, 4S7PAG
(AS-171), 4U60UN, 4Z5LA/P (AS-100), 5T0ID/M, 6Y0A, 7X0RY, 8P1A, 8P9NX, 9J2BO,
9N7JO, 9V1RH, CO8DM,  CU8/IZ5CML (EU-089), CX1AV,  CX7AF, DU1/IV3IYH  (OC-090
and OC-128),  DU9/IV3IYH (OC-235),  DX0ST (OC-175),  DX0TIC (OC-207),  ET3TK,
EU2MM, FR1AN, FY5KE,  H79W/YN4 (NA-228), HB0/DL2OBO/p,  HK0FD, IS0N,  IS0SDX,
J6/G3TBK, J88DR, K7C, K9AJ/VY0 (NA-225), KG4NW,  KP4BME,  LO2F, LU1FAM, LU1ZB
(AN-012; AA LU-05), LU1ZR (AN-013; AA LU-12), LU1ZS (AN-010; AA LU-17), LU8XW
NP2/W9UI, PJ2T, R1ANN (AN-016; AA UA-08), R1MVC, RA3NN/1 (EU-119 and  EU-162)
RA3XR/0 (AS-005),  RK6AM/P (EU-185),  RU3HD/ANT (AN-016; AA UA-08), S79RRC/A,
TZ6JA,  TZ6MF,  TZ6NS,  V26G, V47NS, V51KC,  V73VE (OC-029),  VP2EAZ,  VP8LP,
ZD8A, ZL5CP (AN-011).


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