425 DX News issue #770

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                              425 DX News #770
                             04 February 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

3Y_p1    - The 3X0Y team departed Punta Arenas on 1 February. They stopped  on
           King George Island (South Shetlands), boarded  the "DAP Mares"  and
           set sail at 1 UTC on 2 February. The voyage to Peter I should  take
           three days and  a half; it  is possible they  arrive around  midday
           (UTC) on 5  February and get  on the air  on the 7th.  The team  is
           signing  XR9A/mm  during  their  voyage.  QSL  via  N2OO.  Bookmark
           www.peterone.com for updates, on-line logs, pictures, etc.
9A       - The Croatian DX Club (9A1A) is celebrating its 15th anniversary and
           will be active as 9A15DX now through 31 December. [TNX 9A9A]
C6       - Ivars, KC4PX will participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest  (11-12
           February) as C6APX  from Nassau  (NA-001), Bahamas.  Expect him  to
           operate on 15, 20 and 40 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
F        - Special callsigns TM0TAF (QSL via F4TTR) and TM8TAF (QSL via F8BBL)
           will be  aired on  11-25 and  13-23 February  respectively for  the
           Antarctic Activity Week  [425DXN 769].  The suffix  TAF stands  for
           Terres Australes Francaises (French Austral Territories), but these
           calls will be used from France. [TNX F5NQL]
FT*W     - FT5WL is  the callsign  issued to  Gildas,  TU5KG (FT5XP)  for  his
           activity from Crozet [425DXN 767]. Gildas is on a fishing boat  and
           expects to be sailing in  the Crozet area  until early March.  [TNX
           F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
I        - ARI Torino  members  will operate  as  II1OWG from  10  through  26
           February during the XX  Olympic Winter Games.  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 http://www.ari-r1.it/torino2006
I_ant    - Carlo, IK5DHM (II0AMZS and IK5DHM/ANT)  will leave Mario  Zucchelli
           Station, Antarctica  in late  February [425DXN  757]. He  plans  to
           operate as IK5DHM/MM from the M/V "Italica" on his way back to  New
           Zealand. QSL via IK5VLO, direct or bureau. Pictures can be found at
           http://www.arimpt.org/ [TNX I1HYW]
J7       - Look for K5KG  (J75KG), KK9K (J79RV),  WI9WI (J79WI), W4IX  (J79XX)
           and K1XX  (J79IX) to  be active  from Dominica  on 11-21  February,
           including an entry as J7OJ in  the ARRL DX  CW Contest. QSL  J75KG,
           J7OJ and J79IX via KU9C; others via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
JT       - Naran, JT1BV/JV800BV  reports  that amateur  radio  operators  from
           Mongolia have been  authorized to replace  their prefix with  JV800
           for the rest of the  year to commemorate  the 800th anniversary  of
           Mongolian statehood initiated by Chinggis Khan in 1206. [TNX NG3K]
OH0      - Nine operators from Finland (namely OH2NAK, OH3BHL, OH6GAZ, OH6HJE,
           OH6HZH, OH6KTS, OH6OKSA, OH9MDV and OH9MM) will participate in  the
           CQ WW RTTY  WPX Contest  (11-12 February)  as OH0Z  from the  Aland
           Islands (EU-002). Theirs will be either a Multi-2 or a  Multi-Multi
           entry. QSL via W0MM. [TNX NG3K]
P2       - Jerry Walker (P29ZAD),  Norm Beasley (P29NB),  Tommy Logan  (P29TL)
           and Peter Holliday (P29KPH) will be  active on 80-6 metres as  P29K
           from Kranket Island (OC-258) on 17-20 March. QSL via LZ1JZ. Further
           information can be found at http://P29K.blogspot.com [TNX P29ZAD]
TZ       - Jack, F6BUM (http://www.f6bum.net) will operate CW and SSB as  TZ3M
           from Mali  on 10-27  February. QSL  via  F6CXJ. Jack  reports  that
           Chris, TZ9A will remain in the country for another three months.
UA_ant   - Vlady, R1ANN  (RU3HD/ANT) will  be leaving  Novolazarevskaya  Base,
           Antarctica [425DXN 762] on 15 February and board the M/V  "Akademik
           Fedorov". During the  voyage to Cape  Town, South  Africa he  might
           operate as R1ANN/MM and RU3HD/MM. QSL via RZ3DJ. [TNX I1HYW]
UN       - Franco, IZ2HAN will operate from the KPO International Club Station
           UN7MWU at  Aksai, Kazakhstan  on 5  February. Look  for him  around
           14200 kHz between 13 and 14 UTC. [TNX IK2SGV]
UR       - Four other  special  calls  will be  aired  from  Ukraine  on  3-12
           February to celebrate  the 10th anniversary  of Akademik  Vernadsky
           Station [425DXN  769]:  EM10UA (QSL  via  UT7UA), EM10LV  (QSL  via
           UR8LV), EM10HO (QSL via UX2HO) and  EM10KGG (QSL via UR5KGG).  [TNX
VP8_ant  - Mike, VP8DJB was supposed to leave Rothera Station [425DXN 758]  on
           31 January for a one week stay  at Station KG - Fossil Bluff  (G-19
           for the Antarctica Award) on Alexander Island (AN-018), Antarctica.
           Mike hopes to be able to operate on the amateur radio bands in  his
           limited spare time; he  says he will  try and join  the DX Nets  on
           14290/7093 if he is there during the weekend. QSL via F5PFP. Mike's
           Antarctic        blog        can         be        found         at
VU_ant   - Bhagwati, VU3BPZ will be leaving Maitri  Base, Antarctica in a  few
           days' time.  Expect  him  to be  signing  VU3BPZ/MM  from  the  M/V
           "Paardeberg" on his way back home via South Africa. QSL via VU3MKE.
           [TNX I1HYW]
YB       - Kardi, YB1TC and his team of  YE7P fame are planning to operate  as
           YE6P  from  Simeulue  Island  (OC-NEW)  on  12-16  April.   Further
           information is expected  in due course.  Those who  are willing  to
           contribute towards the  costs of this  operation are encouraged  to
           contact Kardi (simelue@dxpedition.com) for details. [TNX YB1TC]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (January 2006) 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).

DXCC NEWS --->  The following operation  has been approved  for DXCC  credit:
YI9VCQ (Iraq), from 30 November 2004 through 5 November 2005. [TNX NC1L]

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's (http://www.dxpub.com) annual  Most
Wanted Survey was conducted in September-October  2005 [425DXN 749]. The  top
20 Most Wanted DXCC Entities are Scarborough Reef, Lakshadweep Islands, North
Korea, Peter I Island, Yemen, Navassa Island, Desecheo Island, Bouvet Island,
Glorioso Islands, Andaman  & Nicobar Islands,  Kure Island,  Prince Edward  &
Marion Islands, Heard Island, Crozet Islands,  St. Paul & Amsterdam  Islands,
Mount Athos, South  Orkney Islands,  Kermadec Islands,  Willis Island,  South
Sandwich Islands.

QSL MANAGER OFFERED  ---> Corrado  Ruscica, IT9DAA  is willing  to offer  his
services to stations in need. He can be contacted at it9daa@libero.it

WRTC ---> In order to honour  the organizing committees  of all WRTC  events,
the WRTC-2006 Selection Criteria calls for  five team leaders to be  selected
by the organizing committees of  the five WRTC  events. The criteria  specify
that the  teams  will be  selected  by the  National  Societies in  the  host
countries. Since two  WRTC events have  been held in  the United States,  the
ARRL was asked to select two  teams. To maximize the  honour, the two  groups
that organized the first  and second WRTC  events were asked  by the ARRL  to
choose team captains and teammates.
 From the  organization involved  in the  first-ever  WRTC, Seattle  in  1990,
Western Washington DX Club  President Denny Bowman,  W7SNH has announced  the
selection of  Ward Silver,  N0AX as  their Team  Captain.  Ward has  in  turn
selected Chris  Hurlbut, KL9A  as his  teammate. From  the organization  that
hosted the  second WRTC  in the  Bay Area  in 1996,  The Northern  California
Contest Club has selected Dean Straw, N6BV as Team Captain. Dean's  selection
for teammate is  Mark Obermann, AG9A.  [Released by Dave  Sumner, K1ZZ,  ARRL
Chief Executive Officer]

+ SILENT KEY + Russ, VE6VK reports that Bill Spars, WA9FXH passed away on  11
January at 88 years of age. He was a very keen DXer and active in the US  and
Canadian Islands programmes, as well as IOTA.

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                          ***  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).
DX SPOTS:          Rod Elliott, VE3UW  has collected  the  DX spots from  the
                   OH2AQ Web Cluster  since  January 1997.  The  collection -
                   from January 1997  up to  January 2006 -  is  available at
                   www.425dxn.org/dxspots/, as well the software (DXINFO v2.0)
                   which will  enable you to handle the files (instructions at
                   the URL above).
HOLYLAND CONTEST:  The Holyland DX Contest  2005 results can  be found on  the
                   IARC web  site at  http://www.iarc.org. This  years'  event
                   will be held on 15 April (00.00-23.59 UTC). [TNX 4Z4KX]
LOGS:              On-line    logs    for    9A150NT    are    available    at
                   http://www.hamradio.hr/9a150nt; information on this special
                   event       station       can       be       found       at
                   http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa/9a150nt.htm [TNX 9A6AA]
LOGS:              On-line logs for TU5KG's last activity from Gabon as  TR8CR
                   are now  available  at  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr [TNX
QSL GALLERY:       The large collection of QSL cards  (3100+) on Les  Nouvelle
                   DX's web site has been  updated. Eight different  galleries
                   include cards  for each  of the  58 deleted  DXCC  entities
                   (600+ QSLs), the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (100+ QSLs),
                   obsolete prefixes (1200+ QSLs), Antarctic bases (500+ QSLs)
                   & TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises,  200+
                   QSLs),  pre-1945   countries   (200+   QSLs)   and   French
                   Departments, US 48  States before 1945.  Several cards  are
                   still needed  and your  participation is  welcome -  please
                   visit  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr and  send  send  your
                   comments to LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]
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)

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3V8DLH      DJ3FK       ED8CSF      EC8AUA      LW2DFH      EA5KB
3V8MDC      IT9DAA      ED8MDC      IT9DAA      LZ13ARDF    LZ1ZF
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      EK3SA       DJ1CW       MD4K        G3NKC
4A7L        WA3HUP      EM10HO      UX2HO       MU0EXV      F6EXV
4K0VB       UA4WHX      EM10KGG     UR5KGG      OH0L        OH2BYS
4L0B        UA4WHX      EM10KY      IK1QFM      OZ0MF/LH    DH1LAO
4L6VV       UA6EZ       EM10LV      UR8LV       P40LE       K2LE
4L8A        DJ1CW       EM10UA      UT7UA       PJ2T        N9AG
4M5DX       IT9DAA      EW6GF       DL8KAC      PJ5NA       K1NA
4S7AVG      JA3AVO      FH/G3TXF    G3TXF       PY0S/PS7JN  PS7JN
4S7GGG      JA3ART      FK8GJ       F6CXJ       S79GRE      DL9GRE
4S7LSG      JH3LSS      FO/DL5XU    DL3APO      S79HP       DL2NUD
4S7QHG      JR3QHQ      FO/DL9AWI   DL3APO      S92RI       CT1APE
4S7RO/6Y5   DJ9ZB       FO/HG9G     HA8IB       S9SS        N4JR
4S7TAG      JA3TJA      FR1AN       N5FTR       SN2B        SP2PI
4S7UJG      JA3UJR      GB0SUB      G0VIX       ST0RM       T93Y
4X0MDC      IT9DAA      GJ2A        GJ3DVC (a)  SU8MDC      IT9DAA
4Z5J        W0MM        GJ2A        K2WR   (b)  SX8BBC      SV8CYR
5B4AIA      UA6MF       GU0VNK      DJ8NK       T41JM       IZ8EBI
5H1C        F5TVG       HB0/T93M    DJ2MX       T70COTA     IZ8DDG
5T0JL       ON8RA       HB0/T93Y    T93Y        TM0C        F6KOP
5W1VE       DL9HCU      HB0/T94DX   DJ2MX       TO2FG       F6HMJ
5X1RI       WD4ELG      HB0/T94JJ   DJ2MX       TR8CA       F6CBC
6O0N        I2YSB       HB0/T96Q    T93Y        TT8PK       F4EGS
7Q7VB       UA4WHX      HC1HC       NE8Z        TU5JD       IK2IQD
7X0RY       OK1DYW      HC2SL       EA5KB       TZ6PVI      ON4LN  (c)
8P9NX       W0SA        HG06MDC     IT9DAA      TZ6PVI      ON7ASL (d)
8Q7IS       JA3JTA      HK6PSG      EA5OL       UE15UWC     RW0UM
8Q7KE       JA3ART      HP1BYS      EA5KB       UE3RAA      RK3RWA
8Q7NM       JA3AVO      HR2/KC4CD   N4AA        UK8OAH      IK2QPR
8Q7SK       JA3ATJ      HS0ZDJ      W2YR        UN5A        DL8KAC
8Q7TT       JR3QHQ      IF9MDC      IT9DAA      UN8GF       IZ8CCW
9A0MDC      IT9DAA      II0MDC      IT9DAA      UN9LFF      LZ1YE
9G5XA       G3SWH       II1TPG      IZ1CCE      UP0AFG      DL8KAC
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      II7MDC      IT9DAA      V25AKG      AK7G
9M2TO       JA0DMV      II8MDC      IT9DAA      V25CSV      N4CSV
A41KJ       N5FTR       IO0MDC      IT9DAA      V25G        G4OOC
A71CT       EA7FTR      IO1MDC      IT9DAA      V26VR       G4OOC
AT6MM       VU2JHM      IO6MDC      IT9DAA      V31GW       DJ4KW
BU2/JJ1TBB  JL1ANP      IO8MDC      IT9DAA      V31JP       KA9WON
C6AGN       W1DIG       IR0MDC      IT9DAA      V31YN       DJ4KW
CE6M        CE6AMN      IR2MDC      IT9DAA      V8FMP       NZ7X
CN2US       NJ2D        IR3MDC      IT9DAA      VO2AC       VE3FU
CN8IG       EA7FTR      IR5MDC      IT9DAA      VP5NA       N5OT
CN8KA       EA7FTR      IR6MDC      IT9DAA      VP8CMH/MM   GM0HCQ
CN8SG       EA7FTR      IR7MDC      IT9DAA      WP3C        W3HNK
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      IR8M        IT9DAA      XF1K        N6AWD
CO2WL/1     IZ8EBI      IR8MDC      IT9DAA      XR9A/MM     N2OO
CO3JN/1     IZ8EBI      IR9MDC      IT9DAA      XU7ADI      SM5GMZ
CO3LF/1     IZ8EBI      IU9MDC      IT9DAA      YB3ZMD      IT9DAA
CO3VK/1     IZ8EBI      IX1MDC      IT9DAA      YE0MDC      IT9DAA
CT3FN       HB9CRV      J49W        LY1DF       YE3ZMD      IT9DAA
CT9F        CS3MAD      JW0IC       RV1CC       YI1OM       IK2DUW
CU1AAD      EA5KB       JW4GHA      LA4GHS      YT150YT     YT7YT
CU2A        OH2BH       JW9DL       LA9DL       Z32ID       DJ0LZ
CU2DX       CU2AA       KG4SB       EA7JX       ZB2FX       G3RFX
DP5Z        DL6GV       KG4WV       W4WV        ZL6QH       ZL2AOH
DR06SOCCER  DH2ES       LU/K4SV     K4YL        ZS2BS       DJ5MS
ED3MDC      IT9DAA      LU8XW       WD9EWK      ZS5A1GP     ZS5NK

(a) others      (b) USA
(c) direct      (d) bureau

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

CE6AMN   Carlos Montesinos Rozas, P.O. Box 591, Temuco, Chile
DJ1CW    Dmitri Poliakov, P.O. Box 3441, 49024 Osnabrueck, Germany
DJ2MX    Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, D-81671 Munich, Germany
DJ3FK    Frank Kosidowski, Ina-Seidel-Str. 115, D-40885 Ratingen, Germany
DJ5HD    Jurgen Dittmer, Egestorfer Landstr 16, 21376 Garlstorf, Germany
DL3APO   Peter Kohde, Adolph-Menzel-Str. 2, 04157 Leipzig, Germany
F5TVG    Franck Savoldi, P.O. Box 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex, France
G3TXF    Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons, St George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
         0BS, England
GB60SWL  Alan Loveridge, 29 Courtiers Drive, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Glos.
         GL52 8NU, England, UK
GB6SWL   Alan Loveridge, 29 Courtiers Drive, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Glos.
         GL52 8NU, England, UK
GM0HCQ   Mike Gloistein, 27 Stormont Way, Scone, Perthshire PH2 6SP, Scotland,
HA8IB    Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary
HS0ZGL   Ian Buffham, 62/70 Soi Sukhumvit 13, Sukhumvit Road, Klangtoey Nua,
         Bangkok 10110, Thailand
IK5VLO   Paolo Ceccarelli, Via del Piano, 3, 51020 Piano degli Ontani - PT,
IT9DAA   Corrado Ruscica, Via Cap. Salemi 41, 96019 Rosolini - SR, Italy
IZ8DDG   Orlando Balisciano, Via Villa Bisignano V Traversa Nr. 21, 80147
         Napoli- NA, Italy
IZ8EBI   Giuseppe Gerace, P.O. Box 364, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
JT1CS    Bat-Erdene Zevgee, P.O. Box 125, Ulaanbaatar-37, Mongolia
N6AWD    Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
ON4LN    Eric Lauwers, Benedictijnenlaan 25, 3010 Kessel-Lo, Belgium
T93Y     Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, BA-71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and
UR3UN    Sergei Petlevanny Slabinuka str.35, 08505, Fastov-5, Ukraine
VU3MKE   Manoj Kumar Dhaka, Trupati Valley No 7, D-Lane, Kewal Vihar,
         Dehradun, Uttaranchal 248001, India


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