425 DX News issue #779

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                              425 DX News #779
                               08 April 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

6O      - Mike, PA5M is now working in Somalia and will be active in his spare
          time as 6O0M.  He will operate  mainly CW with  100 watts into  wire
          antennas. Mike should be there for at least 6 weeks. QSL via  PA7FM.
          Pictures and  logs will  be posted  on http://www.6o0m.pa7fm.nl/ as
          soon as available. [TNX PA7FM]
9A      - Fredy (DE0MST),  Daki  (9A2WJ), Boro  (9A3KB),  Emir  (9A6AA),  Sven
          (DF9MV) and Mathias (DL5MFL), plan to be active as either 9A0CI  and
          homecall/p from Veli  Rat Lighthouse  (ARLHS CRO-183)  on Dugi  Otok
          (EU-170, IOCA CI-018) on 14-22 April.  QSL 9A0CI via DE0MST,  others
          via home calls. [TNX VA3RJ]
CE      - Zoli, HA1AG and Marco, CE6TBN will operate SSB and CW as XR4PI  from
          Pupuya Island in the O'Higgins/Maule IOTA group (SA-NEW) during  the
          weekend. They expect to be QRV late Friday evening (7 April) and  to
          operate until Sunday  (9 April) afternoon.  The exact schedule  will
          largely depend on  local conditions. Feedback  during the  operation
          can be sent to xr4pi@dx.hu (messages will be read by the pilots  and
          forwarded to the operators on the island). QSL via HA1AG, direct  or
          bureau. Further information can be found at  www.hg6n.hu/ha1ag/xr4pi
          [TNX HA1AG]
DL      - Look for Detlev, DL1RTW/p and Klaus, DL7UXG/p to operate SSB and  CW
          from Fehmarn Island (EU-128, O-01 for the German Islands Award) from
          29 April to 1 May. [TNX DL8AAM]
DU      - Rag, LA6FJA plans to operate (on  17, 20, 30, 40  and 80 metres  CW,
          SSB, RTTY  and  PSK31) as  DU1/KI4KJP  from Luzon  Island  (OC-042),
          Philippines from 6 April to 1 May. QSL via WY4N. [TNX The Daily DX]
EA8     - Michael/DL3FCG, Lars/DL6FCB,  Fred/DL8MG  and Reiner/DL4ZF  will  be
          active as EA8/homecall from Tenerife,  Canary Islands (AF-004)  from
          28 April to 5 May. QSL via home calls. [TNX DL3FCG]
EI      - The South Dublin Radio  Club (EI2SDR) will  operate as EI90GPO  over
          the Easter weekend to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Easter
          Uprising of 1916. Activity  will be on  all HF bands  from 80 to  10
          metres. [TNX F5NQL]
F       - Muriel, F0CXD and Arno, F4DCG will operate as TM4BFL on 9-19  April.
          This special call is in memory of Arnaud Smeulders, F4BFL, who  died
          several months ago  at 29 years  of age.  QSL via  F4DCG, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
FO      - Yves, F6CTL will  operate from the  Pacific between 18  June and  18
          July. He expects to be active  from the following islands (no  exact
          Marquesas          Hiva Hoa    OC-027
          Australes          Rurutu      OC-050
          French Polynesia   Tahiti      OC-046
          French Polynesia   Moorea      OC-046
          French Polynesia   Huahine     OC-067
          French Polynesia   Fakarava    OC-066
          French Polynesia   Mangareva   OC-063
          He plans to operate SSB and some CW on 10-40 metres using a vertical
          and dipoles. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
GM      - The Orkney Amateur Radio Club (http://www.eu009.com) will operate as
          MM0MWW from the Isle of Shapinsay (EU-009) on 13-17 April. They plan
          to be QRV with two stations on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10  metres
          CW    and    SSB.    QSL    direct     only    to    GM0IFM     (see
          http://www.eu009.com/qslpolicy.htm for their  QSLling policy).  [TNX
HA       - Chris, HA5X will operate as HA50MHZ  until 31 December to  celebrate
          the  long-awaited  legalization  of  6  metres  for  amateur   radio
          operators in Hungary. QSL via home call. [TNX HA5X]
HH      - Glauber, PS7EB will operate  as HH/PS7EB from  Haiti between 19  May
          and 25 November. He works for  the Brazilian Army  and has joined  a
          group of Brazilian military forces that will work together with  ONU
          on a peace mission in Haiti.  Glauber plans to  operate CW, SSB  and
          digital modes using a multiband vertical antenna. QSL via home call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX PY7RP]
I       - ARI Sala  Consilina (Salerno)  members  will operate  special  event
          station IO8VAT  from  15 April  to  15 May  to  celebrate  the  75th
          anniversary of Vatican Radio. QSL via  IZ8AJQ (bureau) or direct  to
          P.O. Box 11, 84036 Sala Consilina - SA, Italy. [TNX IZ8AJQ]
I       - Fabio, IW1DFU  reports  he will  operate  as IA5/IW1DFU  from  Isola
          d'Elba (EU-028, IIA LI-001) on 23-29  April. Expect activity on  15,
          20 and 30 metres.
J5      - Simone, IV3NVN and Fabrizio, IV3DHD have  been in Guinea-Bissau  for
          one week, and expected  to operate as  J5UCW and J5UAF  respectively
          from Pecixe Island  (AF-093) on 1-5  April. This was  a "spare  time
          operation" with 100  watts into verticals,  and the two  experienced
          many problems with the generator. On 9-12 April they will be  active
          (again in their limited spare time) from Caboxangue on the mainland.
          Fabrizio will sign J5UAF, while Simone will use J5UDX. QSL J5UCW and
          J5UDX via IK2ILH (direct or bureau), QSL J5UAF via IV3DHD.
JA      - Look for JA1KJW/6,  JJI1JGI/6, JH1VVW/6 and  possibily others to  be
          active from Tsushima (AS-036, JIIA AS-036-022), Nagasaki  prefecture
          on 21-23 April. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - Look for  JA1KJW/4, JJ1JGI/4  and 7N4AGB/4  to  be active  from  Oki
          Island (AS-041, JIIA AS-041-003), Shimane  prefecture from 29  April
          to 8 May. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - Look for JA4ZKI/4 and JE6QIG/4 to operate from Oshima (AS-117,  JIIA
          AS-117-108), Yamaguchi prefecture on 13-14 May. QSL via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - Look for JA1UNS/1,  JI1PLF/1, 7NGMK/1, 7L4PVR/1  and 7N4VPS/1 to  be
          active Hachijo Island (AS-043, JIIA AS-043-003)  on 19-22 May.  They
          plan to operate  CW and SSB  on the HF  bands. QSL  via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
OZ      - Mike/DK6QW,  Claus/DF8QJ   and  Reinhard/DL6YFB   will  operate   as
          OZ/homecall  from  Fano  Island  (EU-125)  on  15-22  April.  Expect
          activity on  80-10 metres  CW, SSB,  RTTY and  PSK31. QSL  via  home
          calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
S0      - Hitoshi, JH2UVL  will  be  the  pilot  station  for  Japan  for  the
          forthcoming SO1R DXpedition to Western Sahara [425DXN 775]. Bookmark
          http://www.s01r.com/ for the latest updates and meews. [TNX EA5RM]
SM      - Bernd, DL8AAV will  be active  as SM1/DL8AAV/p  from Gotland  Island
          (EU-020) for two weeks starting on 24 May. [TNX DL8AAM]
SV      - Special event  station  SX2P  will  be  active  on  15-17  April  to
          commemorate the  century  anniversary of  the  Intercalated  Olympic
          Games that took place in Athens in 1906. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA      - Look for R3K to be aired  from Korolev Rocket and Space  Corporation
          Energia on 10-16 April to commemorate  the 45th anniversary of  Yuri
          A. Gagarin's first human flight  in space (12  April 1961). QSL  via
          RN3DK, direct or bureau. [TNX RN3DK]
VE      - Dana, VE1VOX will be active (on  15, 20 and possibly 40 metres  SSB)
          as VE1OTA from IOTA group  NA-081 on 14-16  April. Which islands  he
          will operate from will be decided upon arrival to the area. QSL  via
          home call, direct preferred. [TNX VE1VOX]
VU4     - VU4AN will be the "prefix" for  the 18-25 April activities from  the
          Andaman Islands [425DXN  777]. According to  first hand  information
          collected by Charles Harpole, K4VUD (HS0ZCW), all licenced operators
          will have a VU mainland callsign that will be prefixed with  VU4AN/:
          for instance Charles will be signing VU4AN/VU3CHE, while IK1PMR will
          use VU4AN/VU3TLY, IZ1GLO (K2LEO) will  use VU4AN/VU3PLM, AA4NN  will
          use VU4AN/VU3JLW, DL4KQ will use VU4AN/VU3FRK, etc.
W       - John, NY6DX will operate  as NY6DX/1 from  Block Island (NA-031)  on
          11-14 April. QSL direct via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Scott, NE1RD and  Dave, KZ1O  will be  active as  K1P (Patriots  Day
          special event call) from Deer Isle (NA-055) on 10-17 April. QSL  via
          NE1RD, [TNX VA3RJ]
YB      - The YE5P team (17 members, including two from Malaysia and one  from
          Singapore) will operate from Berhala Island (claimed to qualify  for
          OC-107) starting on 7 April. They  plan to be active  on 15, 20,  40
          and 80 metres, mostly SSB with some CW and digital modes. QSL direct
          to P.O. Box  154, Batam 29400,  Indonesia, or via  the bureau.  [TNX
YJ      - Guenter, DL2AWG will  operate as either  YJ0AWG or  YJ0WG from  Port
          Vila (OC-035), Vanuatu from 19  April to 1  May. Expect activity  on
          10-40 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL2AWG. [TNX NG3K]
YV0     - Ramon/YV5EED, Edgar/YV2IF,  Rey/YV5AMH,  Jose/YV5ANT,  Pablo/YV5IVB,
          Jose/YV5LIX,   Antonio/YV5LMW,   Eduardo/YV5MHX,    Federico/YV5NCZ,
          Gregorio/YV5OHW, Alex/YV5SSB, Victor/YV5ZV, Jig/AD6TF and  Ray/DL2GG
          are the operators  for the  forthcoming operation  from Aves  Island
          [425DXN 777].  YX0A should  be  QRV starting  on  19 April  and  the
          expedition should end around 1 May. Suggested frequencies are 28475,
          24987, 21295, 18145, 14190, 7093, 3750 and 1842.5 kHz (SSB);  28023,
          24893, 21023, 18073, 14023, 10103, 7023,  3523 and 1822.5 kHz  (CW);
          3570, 10137, 14085, 18100, 21085, 24920 and 29580 kHz (RTTY);  3580,
          10140, 14071, 18100, 21071, 24920 and 28071 kHz (PSK). The operators
          will also be listening for openings on 50110 kHz. QSL via KU9C.  The
          web page for the expedition is at http://www.yv0.info/

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

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations are accepted for DXCC credit:
3Y0X      Peter I Island   Operation from 8 February through 19 February 2006
6O0N      Somalia          Operation from 18 January through 18 February 2006
YI/OM2DX  Iraq             Operation from 27 July through 21 September 2003
YI3SRA    Iraq             Operation commencing 3 October 2003

RD1AL/0 --->  Victor Karassev,  RD1AL is  signing RD1AL/0  from a  scientific
drifting station in the Central Arctic Ocean  until the end of April. Vic  is
running 100W into a vertical  antenna. QSL via  RD1AL (Victor Karassev,  P.O.
Box 73, St. Petersburg, 191119 Russia). [TNX DL5EBE]

QSL R45G ---> The new QSL route for R45G is via RK3DZB, direct (P.O.Box  159,
Zvyozdny Gorodok, 141160, Russia) or bureau. [TNX RU3DNN]

QSL U4MIR ---> The  correct QSL route  for U4MIR is  via RN3DK (not  RK3DZB).

QSL MANAGEMENT SERVICE ---> Tim Beaumont, M3SDE offers a full package service
to help  cut costs  in  QSL posting  especially  for DXpedition  teams,  IOTA
stations, etc. Please e-mail qslm@btopenworld.com for detailed information.

QSL VIA PA0RRS ---> Richard has started processing sending out the cards (all
of the direct and the first 1000  bureau QSLs) direct and burafor his  recent
activities as 9M2/PA0RRS  and 9M2MRS  (8600 QSOs).  Those who  need a  direct
card, please note that his address his: Richard Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121
NM Rijen, The Netherlands (he still receives cards sent to his old address in
Alphen, which has been no longer valid for eight years now!).

SRT MEETING --->  The third International  Meeting organized  by the  Strange
Radio Team    will  take  place  in Taranto  on  22-23  April.  Please  visit
http://www.strangeradioteam.com/meeting/srm-2006_eng.asp    for      further

UK POSTAL RATES ---> Mike, G3TEV  reports that effective  3 April, UK  postal
rates for overseas  are as follows:  to Europe  = 44p  (up to  20 grams),  to
destinations outside Europe = 50p (up to 10 grams).

WARD AWARD --->  The WARD (World  Amateur Radio Day)  Award commemorates  the
World Amateur Radio Day celebrated by IARU  on 18 April each year. The  award
is sponsored by  MK QTC (the  Polish Amateur Radio  Journal) with the  Polish
Amateur Radio Union's support, and it is issued to licenced amateurs and SWLs
for contacts made/heard between 00.00 and 23.59 UTC on 18 April. For  further
information please visit http://ward-award.prv.pl/ [TNX SP2FAP]

WORLD ROBINSON CUP 2006 --->  The Russian Robinson  Club sponsors the  "World
Robinson  Cup"  (wrc_rrc@mail.ru)  for  contacting  stations  operating  from
islands between 1 April and 30 September 2006. The national island programmes
considered by WRC 2006 are BIA  (Belarus), CIsA (Canada), DIA (Denmark),  DIB
(Brazil), DICE (Chile), DIE and DIEI  (Spain), DIFM, DIFI and DIFO  (France),
DIP (Portugal), GIA  (Germany), IIA and  ILIA (Italy),  IOCA (Croatia),  IOSA
(Scotland), JIIA (Japan),  RRA (Russia), SPIA  (Poland), UIA (Ukraine),  USIA
(United States). Full information is available on the Russian Robinson Club's
web site (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/wrc_e.htm). [TNX RZ3EM]

WRTC 2006:  THE TEAMS  ---> The  teams for  the  next World  Radiosport  Team
Championship (http://www.wrtc2006.com) were announced on 1 April.
* National Special Invited Teams
   USA                   K1DG / N2NT
   Russia                RA3AUU / RV1AW
* National WRTC2006 Teams
   USA                   N6BV / AG9A
   USA                   N0AX / KL9A
   Slovenia              S50A / S59AA
   Finland               OH1JT / OH2IW
   Brazil                PY2YU / PY1NX
* Bi-National Young Teams
   Brazil / ...          PY2NDX / TBA
   Italy / ...           IZ3EYZ / TBA
   Croatia / Germany     9A6XX / DJ1YFK
* Special Sponsored Young Team
   Denmark / Sweden      OZ1AA / SM0W
* Special Sponsored Lady Team
   Aruba / USA           P43E / WA1S
* Bi-National & National WRTC 2006
   USA-West            W2SC / K5ZD       EU-2-Germany          DL6FBL / DL2CC
   USA-West            N6MJ / N2NL       EU-2-Poland           SP7GIQ / SP2FAX
   USA-East            K4BAI / KU8E      EU-2-Czech Rep.       OK1FUA / OK2RZ
   USA-East            K1ZM / K1KI       EU-2-Romania          Y09GZU / Y03JR
   USA-Central         N9RV / K3LR       EU-1-Serbia           YT6A / YT6T
   USA-Central         K5TR / KM3T       EU-1-Bulgaria         LZ4AX / LZ3FN
   SA-Brazil           PY2NY / PY2EMC    EU-1-Italy            IK2QEI / IK2JUB
   SA-Argentina        LU1FAM / LU5DX    EU-1-Croatia          9A8A / 9A5K
   OC- Hawaii / USA    KH6ND / K9PG      EU-1-France / USA     F6BEE / W2GD
   NA- Canada          VE3EJ / VE7ZO     CA-Panama / USA       HP1WW / N5ZO
   EU-3-Estonia        ES5TV / ES2RR     CA- Mexico            XE1KK / XE1NTT
   EU-3-Russia         RW3QC / RW3GU     AS-JA-Japan           JK2VOC / JA2BNN
   EU-3-Lithuania      LY2TA / LY2CY     AS-BY-China           BA4RF / BA7NQ
   EU-3-Finland        OH2UA / OH4JFN    AS-Russia             UA9AM / RZ3AA
   EU-3-Latvia         YL2KL / YL1ZF     AS-Cyprus             5B4WN / 5B4AFM
   EU-2-Ukraine        UT4UZ / UT5UGR    AF-So. Africa/Georgia ZS4TX / 4L5A
The  Sponsored  Team's  auction  will  be  the  weekend  of  8-9  April.  The
Multi-National Multi-Single (MN MS) Teams will be announced soon.

YU DX CONTEST ---> The  results of the  2005 YU DX  Contest are available  at
http://arenaqs.com/yudx/index.htm. This year's  event will be  held on  15-16
April, the rules can be found at the same URL. [TNX VE3EXY]

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

BENIN 2006:   The TY DXpedition (TY5LEO, TY4TW, TY5WP  and TY5MR) went QRT  on
              30 March at  22.59 UTC with  24,000 QSOs in  the log,  including
              4332 QSOs  on the  low  bands and  3298  on RTTY.  Online  logs,
              detailed statistics and more than 100 pictures are available  at
              http://www.ik1pmr.com/dx-peditions/ty/ [TNX IK1PMR]
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  March  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).
QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards  (3300+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
              web site  has been  updated. Eight  different galleries  include
              cards for each of the 58 deleted DXCC entities (650+ QSLs),  the
              ten Most  Wanted DXCC  Entities (120+  QSLs), obsolete  prefixes
              (1300+  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     encouraged      -     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)

QSLs received direct or  through managers: 3B8CF,  3V5A, 3V8KO, 5H2AG,  5U1A,
5U7JB, 5X1RI,  6O0N,  6V6U, 6W6/K3IPK,  7P8ZZ,  8R1EA, 9G1MR,  9G5OO,  9J2CA,
KL1V,  KL7/NO7F,  KP4SQ,  LU1ZB (AN-012; AA LU-05), LU1ZD (AN-016; AA LU-11),
LU1ZR  (AN-013;  AA LU-12),  LU1ZS  (AN-010;  AA LU-17),  MJ/K3PLV,  MJ/K8PT,
AA UA-07), R1ANF (AN-016; AA UA-04), R1ANN (AN-016; AA UA-08), R1ANT (AN-016;
AA UA-07),  R1ANZ (AN-016; AA UA-07),  R1MVC,  R1MVW, ST2BF,  SU1SK,  SU8GFTN
(AF-101),  SU9ZZ,  SV9CVY,  T88AT, T88VC, T88WX,  T88ZX, TL8QC, TM8TAF, TS3A,
TZ3M,  TZ5A,  V25G,  V26EA, V26VR, V31JP,  V4/AA1M,  V51AS,  V7/K7ZZ,  VK9NS,

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