425 DX News issue #774

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                              425 DX News #774
                               04 March 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

3D2_rot  - Bob, W7YAQ (3D2NB) and Bill, N7OU (3D2OU) were expected to  operate
           as 3D2RX and 3D3RO from  Rotuma starting on  1 March [425DXN  769].
           However, their flight  has been  cancelled and  they are  currently
           stuck at Nadi (Fiji Islands). They  have been told the next  flight
           to Rotuma is due to leave on 6 March. [TNX The Daily DX]
DU       - A group of operators from the Philippines and Japan will be  active
           as  DZ1JP  on  10-12  March   to  celebrate  the   Philippine-Japan
           Friendship Year,  commemorating 50  years of  diplomatic  relations
           between the two countries. This operation  will concentrate on  160
           metres and EME (on 6 and 2 metres). QSL via JA1HGY. [TNX DU1EV]
FR/G     - In February 2005, an outbreak of chikungunya (a form of viral fever
           spread by mosquitoes) was recorded on Reunion and around the 20% of
           the residents have been hit by  the virus, and with 77 deaths  have
           been associated to chikungunya. A conditional clearance to organize
           the DXpedition  to  Glorioso  (http://glorieuses2005.free.fr/)  has
           been given  by the  military HQ  on Reunion.  However, the  current
           health situation  in  the  area  (neither  specific  treatment  nor
           vaccine  are  currently  available  for  chikungunya)  advises  the
           organizers not  to make  the trip  now, but  to  put off  it  until
           October or November. [TNX F5CQ]
JA       - Look for  Takeshi,  JI3DST to  operate  as JI3DST/JS6  from  Miyako
           Island (AS-079) until around 7 UTC  on 6 March. QSL via home  call,
           preferably through the JARL bureau.
           [TNX JI3DST]
OH       - Martti Laine, OH2BH  will celebrate  his 60th  birthday later  this
           year, and the Finnish Telecom Authority  has released OH60BH to  be
           used from  March. Several  interesting activities  are planned  for
           this Jubilee year,  including one more  rare DX  counter that  will
           hopefully serve as the actual venue for the party (ten years ago it
           was the Republic  of Nauru,  C21BH) For  the time  being, look  for
           Martti to operate as V31BH from Belize, ARRL SSB Contest  included.
           QSL via OH2BN. [TNX OH2BN]
P4       - Look for P40D (requested call) to be aired on all bands CW, SSB and
           digital modes from Aruba  (SA-036) on 6-16  March. QSL via  WD9DZV.
           [TNX NG3K]
P4       - Tom, W7YW will be operating  as P40TW from  Aruba (SA-036) on  7-24
           March. Tom will  be accompanied by  his wife Bonnie,  W7BWW and  he
           plans to be  active on all  bands SSB, RTTY  and CW  from the  P40L
           contest station. QSL direct to home call. [TNX W7YW]
TY       - TY4TW, TY5LEO, TY5MR and TY5WP are the callsigns issued to  GM4FDM,
           K2LEO, IK1PMR and PA3EWP for their 15-30 March activity from  Benin
           [425DXN 769].  Teir equipment  now includes  two amplifiers  and  a
           Spiderbeam for  20,  17, 15,  12  and 10  metres,  in  addition  to
           monobanders for 160, 80, 40 and 30 metres. Propagation  predictions
           and      other      information      can      be      found      at
           www.ik1pmr.com/dx-peditions/ty/ [TNX IK1PMR]
UR_ant   - Dmitry, UR8UC  will operate  CW, SSB  and digital  modes as  either
           EM1UC and  EM1U  from Akademik  Vernadsky  Station (UR-01  for  the
           Antarctica Award)  on Galindez  Island (AN-006),  Antarctica  until
           February 2007. [TNX UT7UA]
VK9_ni   - The Oceania  Amateur  Radio DX  Group  Inc  (http://odxg.org/)  are
           planning to operate on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY as VI9NI  from
           Norfolk Island (OC-005) from 25 May  until 20 June  as part of  the
           commemoration of the 150th  anniversary of the  landing of the  HMS
           Bounty mutineers. It is possible to accommodate extra operators for
           various times  during  this month  long  operation,  thos  who  are
           interested in participating in this activity are invited to contact
           vi9ni@westnet.com.au;  donations  to  help   offset  the  cost   of
           freighting all the equipment are also being sought. [TNX VK4FW]
W        - Look for Wade, AA8LL/4  and Liz, K8LIZ/4  to operate holiday  style
           (on 10-40  metres SSB  and possibly  CW and  RTTY) from  Cedar  Key
           (NA-076) from  around 21  UTC on  3-5 March.  QSL via  home  calls,
           direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
XE       - XE7T is the special callsign that  has been issued for the ARRL  DX
           SSB Contest to the  Hermosillo Contest Group,  a group of  amateurs
           from Hermosillo, Mexico who will have  their first experience at  a
           major contest. Special  effort will be  made on top  band. QSL  via
           N7BXX. [TNX N7DD]

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Bernhard, DL2GAC is  once again going  to the Pacific.  He
will operate as  H44MS from the  Solomon Islands on  4-12 March  and then  as
P29VMS from Papua New Guinea until late March or early April. He plans to  be
active from a  few IOTA groups  while in PNG,  including Bougainville  Island
(OC-135), the Shortland Islands (OC-162) and possibly others. QSL via DL2GAC.
[TNX The Daily DX]

ARRL DX  SSB CONTEST  ---> Do  not forget  to give  a look  to the  Announced
Operations for this  year's event  (4-5 March)  maintained by  Bill, NG3K  at

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

3A: CHANGES TO FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS --->  Claude Passet, 3A2LF  (Association
des Radioamateurs de Monaco, Secretary) reports that the following changes to
the spectrum available to radio amateurs  in the Principality of Monaco  have
been announced, effective 26 January 2006:
160 metres:  1.850-2.000 MHz
             1.810-1.850 MHz  (primary, exclusive)
             1.850-2.000 MHz  (secondary, shared)
6 metres:    50.000-52.000 Mhz
             50.000-51.200 Mhz
             51.200-52.000 Mhz (secondary, shared)
4 metres     70.000-70.500 Mhz (secondary, shared)
The 135.7-137.8  KHz  segment was  allocated  to the  Amateur  Radio  Service
several years ago as a secondary shared band.

3Y0X ---> The final helicopter load  from the island  was completed at  18.59
UTC on 24  February. On the  28th the DAP  Mares stopped for  a few hours  at
Deception Island  and then  resumed the  voyage to  King George  Island.  Bad
weather conditions are preventing the team from catching their flight back to
Punta Arenas, and as of 3 March they were still on KGI. Meanwhile a few  team
members operated as CE9/homecall from Bellingshausen station.

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
T6X      Afghanistan   Current operation effective 8 March 2005
D2DX     Angola        Current operation effective 15 December 2004
TS3A     Tunisia       24-28 March 2005
TT8PK    Chad          27 December 2005 - 11 February 2006
XW1A     Laos          Current operation effective 29 October 2005
XW1LLR   Laos          Current operation effective 29 October 2005
XW1X     Laos          Current operation effective 29 October 2005
XW1M     Laos          Current operation effective 29 October 2005

QSL VIA IK2QPR ---> Paolo provides  the up-to-date list  of the stations  for
which he is the current QSL manager (direct and bureau):
4L0DX           EX8MF          UC2WO          UL7OB
5B4/UN2O        EX8MLE (d)     UF6FFL         UL7PJQ
8Q7PR           EX8NK          UI8IZ          UM8DX
EK1700GM (a)    EX8NP          UI8NH          UM8MFO
EK3GM (b)       EX8QB          UI8OAA         UM8OM
EK8WB (c)       EX8QF          UK7PBH         UM8QB
EO2CWO          EZ/UN2O        UK8GH          UN0F
EU6MM           FO/IK2QPR      UK8ICO         UN0N (f)
EW6BN/P         II2R (e)       UK8IZ,         UN2O
EW6CM/P         LU1QS          UK8OAH         UN7FW
EW6GB           RC4/UC1WWO     UK8OB          UN7JX
EW6WW           RF6FU          UK8OM          UN7PJQ
EX2FU           RI1OA          UK8OWA         UN8FE
EX2U            RL2O           UL0OB          UN9PQ
EX5T            UA0LEO         UL7FCW         UO100OIL
EX7MA           UA0YAY         UL7JGJ         UP50O
EX7MK           UA3UW          UL7NAN         V25PR
EX8DX           UC1WWO         UL7OAO         VP5/IK2QPR
(a) until 20 May 2002          (d) until 1 April 2002
(b) until 20 May 2002          (e) until 1995
(c) until 1 May 1999           (f) until 2 February 2001

QSL VIA PA7FM ---> The backlog for direct QSL requests for PZ5PA, PZ5WP, PZ5C
and PZ5C/P (SA-092) (November-December 2005) has  been cleared. New  requests
are being processed and mailed in a few days' time. Please note that 1 USD no
longer covers postage for extra-European  destinations; direct cards  without
enough return postage  will be sent  through the bureau.  The final logs  for
these activities can be found at http://www.pa7fm.nl/pz2005/ [TNX PA7FM]

QSL VIA W3HNK  ---> Effective 1  March, the new  address for  Joe, W3HNK  is:
Joseph Arcure Jr, 115 Buck Run Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352, USA.  [TNX
K1XN and The Golist]

+ SILENT KEY + Tim Chen,  BV2A, founder of the  Chinese Taipei Amateur  Radio
League (CTARL) and first amateur radio  operator from Taiwan, passed away  on
22  February,   at  92   years   of  age.   Condolences   can  be   sent   to
bv2a@ctarl.org.tw, and  CTARL HQ  will forward  them  to Tim's  family.  [TNX

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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                delivering service).
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                OH2AQ  Web  Cluster  since   January 1997.  The  collection -
                from  January  1997  up  to  Februar 2006 -  is  available  at
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                161-image     photo     gallery,     are     available      at
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                HB0/T9xxx  http://www.t93y.com/hb0
                HG1S       http://w3.enternet.hu/mttosz/ANGOL/HG1S.htm
                HQ9F       http://personal.inet.fi/private/oh3jr/hond.html
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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
1Z9J        WA6TYJ      HC1HC       NE8Z        TJP7PG      IK2IQD
3B8/F6EPY   F6EPY       HQ9F        OH3MKH      TM0ANT      F6KDF
3B8/IW1GIO  IW1GIO      HZ1IK       DK7YY       TM0C        F6KOP
3D2NB       W7YAQ       II0ANT      I0NZK       TM0TAF      F4TTR
3D2OU       N7OU        II1ANT      IZ1GJK      TM1ANT      F5SIH
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      II1OWG      bureau      TM2ANT      F4DNW
4N1856T     YU1BM       II1TPG      IZ1CCE      TM3ANT      F5PFP
4O3ANT      YZ1SG       II2ANT      I2JJR       TM4ANT      F6BFH
4O4T        YU4DPR      II2V        IK2LNJ      TM5ANT      F5NOD
4O6TESLA    YU6GAA      II4ANT      IK4QIB      TM6ANT      F6ELE
4U1WB       KK4HD       II5ANT      IZ5BTC      TM7ANT      F6CKH
4Z5J        W0MM        II7ANT      IZ7AUH      TM8ANT      F8DVD
5R8SB       PA0SSB      II8ANT      IZ8GGF      TM8TAF      F8BBL
5Z4/OM2DX   OM3JW       IO0ANT      I0YKN       TM90BV      F5LPY
5Z4/OM2NW   OM2NW       IO2MET      IK2IWU      TM9ANT      F5PAC
6V6U        K3IPK       IO8ANT      IK8WEJ      TO1T        F6HMQ
6W7FZ       DK6ZZ       IR0ANT      IZ0EGC      TO2ANT      F6HMJ
7P8/IZ7ATN  IZ0CKJ      IR1ANT      I1HYW       TO5A        F5VHJ
7S3F        SM3AF       IR8ANT      I8ACB       TO7IR       IZ8CCW
8Q7SH       DJ2BC       IU0ANT      IZ0BTV      TU5JD       IK2IQD
8R1EA       AH8DX       IU8ANT      I8QJU       UE0SZI      UA0SR
8R1ZUM      K7ZUM       J37K        AC8G        UE1OPI      UA1OJL
9A15DX      9A1A        J5UAP       HA3AUI      UE1OTA      RZ1OA
9H3RY       W5PF        JD1BLX      JI5USJ      UE3YAR/P    RV3YR
9H3V        W5PF        JD1BLY      JI5RPT      UE6ANT      UA6HPR
9H3W        W5PF        JW4GHA      LA4GHA      V31BH       OH2BN
9K45NLD     9K2RR       JW5E        LA5NM       V31JP       KA9WON
9V1CW       PA0KHS      JW6Q        LA9VDA      V31PP       OH2PM
A41KJ       N5FTR       JW8AJA      LA9VDA      V44KJ       WB2TSL
A6/OD5TX    W4JS        JW9DFA      LA9DFA      V7/K7ZZ     K7ZZ
A61C        W4JS        JW9VDA      LA9VDA      V73WQ       JL1WQO
AT3ANT      VU2UR       KG4RN       W9RN        VE2CRAQ     VE2CQ
AX3MCG      VK3WI       KH2VL/KH0   JM1LJS      VK0JLX      VK2JLX
AX8NSB      VK6NE       KH6BB       K1ER        VP2V/G6AY   G3SWH
C6ALC       K2KJI       KH6YY       K2PF        VP8DIZ      G7KMZ
C6ANM       WA2IYO      KP3/N2BA    WA3RHW      VP8DJB      F5PFP
C6ASB       AK0M        LU8XW       WD9EWK      VP8DJO      G0JLX
CE9/F2JD    F6AJA       LZ128LO     LZ1KZA      VU2PEP      KF9TC
CE9/HB9BXE  HB9BXE      LZ13ARDF    LZ1KZA      WP3C        W3HNK
CE9/N2WB    N2OO        LZ9C        LZ1PM       XE1UN       N1NK
CM6CAC      EA5KB       OH0E        OH2MM       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
CP4BT       EA5KB       ON100BOIC   ON4CRD      XR9A/MM     N2OO
D2DX        OH2BAD      ON4DAMIAN   ON4CP (b)   XU7TZG      ON4AJV
D2U         EA7JX       ON4DAMIAN   ON4LN (c)   XV9TH       SK7AX
DA0FIFA     DL9ZEA      P40A        WD9DZV      YB8SI       YB9BU
DR50BUND    DL1WH       P40CW       F5CWU       YJ0ADX      DL9NDS
DT8A        HL2FDW      P49MR       VE3MR       YK3R        pirate
DU7/DF5WA   DF5WA       PJ2T        N9AG        YQ9W        YO9WF
DU9/N0NM    W4DR        PJ5NA       K1NA        YS1ECB      EA7BO
EA8AH       OH1RY       PZ5CY       IZ8CCW      YT150YT     YT7YT
EM10HO      UX2HO       PZ5ZZ       IZ8CCW      YU80F       YU1EFG
EM10KGG     UR5KGG      RA1QQ/1     RA1QQ       ZD8QD       K4QD
EM10KY      IK1QFM      RA1QY/1     RA1QQ       ZD8WX       W4WX
EM10LV      UR8LV       RK3SWA/P    UA3SDY      ZF2AH       W6VNR
EM10UA      UT7UA       S9SS        N4JR        ZF2NE       W5ASP
EP3PTT      OK1LO (a)   ST0RM       T93Y        ZF2NT       G3SWH
EY8MM       K1BV        SU9GD       DJ2AVB      ZF2UL       K3UL
FK8AH       W3HNK       SV0XAO      DJ5JH       ZK1NOU      N7OU
FO/HA9RE    HA8IB       SY9A        SV9COL      ZK1WWA      AD7AF
FS/DL7DF    DL7DF       T40C        N1KI        ZK1YAQ      W7YAQ
FS5AK       W1SJ        T68G        LA4YW       ZL4IR       W8WC
FS5UQ       W3HNK       T80X        DJ2EH       ZL4WW       W6YJG
FT5XP       F4EFI       TI4CF       W3HNK       ZP6/N3BNA   KA2AEV
HB0/DL2SBY  DL2SBY      TI8M        TI2KAC      ZP9/N3BNA   KA2AEV

(a) 23-26 February 2006
(b) bureau
(c) direct

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

9K2RR    Faisal al-Ajmi, P. O. Box 1124, 80000 al-Farwania, Kuwait
AP2IA    Ijaz Akram, 5 Haroon Road, Saroba Gardens, 17 Km Ferozepur Rd.,
         Lahore 54760, Pakistan
DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany
HA8IB    Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary
JI5RPT   Makoto Koyanagi, 5-42-203, Kadan, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-0815
JI5USJ   Toru Koyanagi, 400-6-1119 Nagasoneminami, Hikone Shiga, 522-0052
LA9DFA   Morten Kvenmoen, Brodbol, N-2224 Austmarka, Norway
LA9VDA   Trond Johannessen, Helgedalen 13, N-1528 Moss, Norway
OH3MKH   Seppo Sunikka, Raitasenpolku 6, 11100 Riihimaki, Finland
RA1QQ    Nick A.Smerdov, P.O. Box 24, Cherepovets 162611, Russia
RZ1OA    Vlad Sadakov, P.O. Box 48, Arkhangelsk, 163040, Russia
TI2KAC   Carlos Alfaro, P.O. Box 633-1007, Centro Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica


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