425 DX News issue #783

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                              425 DX News #783
                                6 May 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

3D2_rot  - Didier/F4ELJ, Andre/F0ELK  and  Christophe/F0ELI  will  operate  as
           3D2BD from Rotuma (OC-060) on 5-17  August. On their way back  home
           they will stop and be active also from Suva, Fiji Islands (OC-016),
           from 18 to  21 August.  QSL via  F4ELJ, direct  or bureau.  Further
           details will be posted at http://3d2bd.free.fr [TNX F4ELJ]
6W       - Patrick/F6CMH  (6V7B),  Jean-Marc/F1HDI  (6V7A)  and  Jacques/F1BCS
           (6V7C) will  be active  from  Senegal on  7-13  May. They  plan  to
           operate SSB, digital modes and EME. QSL via W7MAE (US stations)  or
           F6CMH (all others). [TNX The Daily DX]
9A       - Once again  Zik, VE3ZIK (http://www.qslnet.de/ve3zik) will  operate
           CW and SSB on all bands  as 9A/VE3ZIK from Bilice, Croatia on  6-22
           May. He will also try to be active  on PSK31, RTTY and 10m FM.  QSL
           via DL3PS, direct or through the DARC bureau. [TNX VE3ZIK]
9A       - Livio/9A3KS, Boro/9A3KB and Tom/9A2AA plan to operate from  several
           islands in the Istra group (EU-110) starting on 9 May. QSL via home
           calls. [TNX 9A2AA]
BY       - BD4VE, BD4XA and  BD4VC will  operate as  BY4XSL/4 from  Dongxilian
           Island (AS-135) on 4-6 May. Expect  activity on 40, 20, 15, 10  and
           maybe 80 metres CW and SSB. QSL via BD4XA. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
BY       - BG1DRJ operated as BG1DRJ/4 from Furong Island (AS-160) on 1-2  May
           (1014 QSOs). He is now active as BG1DRJ/4 from Sang Island (AS-146)
           and should remain  there until 7  May. QSL via  home call. His  web
           page is at http://spaces.msn.com/bg1drj [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
EA8      - Simone/IZ0BTV,  Gianni/IZ7FLP,  Alfredo/EC8ADS,  Peter/EC8ADW   and
           Eduardo/EC8AUA will be active as ED8OTA  from Gran Canaria,  Canary
           Islands (AF-004) on 11-14 May. They also plan to operate from a few
           satellite islets (details at www.strangeradioteam.com/ed8ota).  QSL
           via IZ7FLP. [TNX IZ8EDJ]
F        - Francois, F5JNE will operate from Belle-Ile en Mer (EU-048) on 7-21
           May. Look for him on 40 and 20 metres CW during his evening  hours.
           QSL via home call. direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F        - Special event station TM6ACO will be activated on all bands SSB and
           CW on 4-18  June for the  24 Hours of  Le Mans. QSL  via bureau  to
           F6KFI. Further information at http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/ [TNX
FG       - The A.C.R.A  club   (http://acra-radioclub.site.voila.fr)  will  be
           active as TO7AES on 27 May to celebrate the abolition of slavery on
           Guadeloupe. Expect activity on the HF  and VHF bands on SSB,  PSK31
           and CW. [TNX JI6KVR]
G        - Mike, M1CCF and  Lawrie, G4FAA, with  expertise and operators  from
           Cray Valley Radio Society, will be  active as GB150VC on 1-28  June
           to celebrate the 150th anniversary of  the Victoria Cross from  the
           Museum of the Royal Artillery at Woolwich, south east London. There
           will be two separate stations on HF (80-10 metres) and VHF (6 and 2
           metres). QSL  via G4DFI.  Details on  the relevant  awards will  be
           available at www.cvrs.org [TNX M3RCV]
GW       - Derek, G3KHZ and Steve, G4EDG will operate as GW3KHZ/P from the St.
           Tudwal's Islands (EU-106)  on 12-15 May  (weather could modify  the
           dates a little). Derek and Steve are CW operators and so there  may
           not be any SSB activity. QSL direct to G4EDG or LOTW. [TNX IZ1CRR]
GW       - The Grantham ARC (www.garc.org.uk) will operate as either GW0GRC or
           GB0SK from Skokholm Island (EU-124) on  26-29 August. They plan  to
           have 12 operators involved in this  activity. All contacts will  be
           confirmed automatically via the bureau, the QSL manager for  direct
           cards is G0RCI. [TNX G0RCI]
HH       - Fabio, PY1ZV will be active as HH/PY1ZV from Port-au-Prince,  Haiti
           (NA-096) from 31 May to 8 June. He plans to operate on 80-10 metres
           in his  spare time.  Fabio works  for the  Brazilian Army  and  has
           joined the  Brazilian military  forces  involved in  MINUSTAH,  the
           United     Nations     Stabilization      Mission     in      Haiti
           (http://www.minustah.org/). After  that  Fabio will  be  going  and
           operate, most likely as PJ2/PY1ZV, from  Curacao (SA-006) on  10-14
           June. QSL  for all  activities via  PY4KL, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
I        - Isido/I1XOI,    Piera/IK1AIF,     Mario/IW1PZC,     Alberto/IW1PRT,
           Mauro/IW2KVT, Emanuele/IW2NOD  and  Giuseppe/I2AZ will  be  QRV  as
           IG9/homecall from Lampedusa  Island (AF-019, IIA  AG-001) on  13-19
           May. They plan to  be active on  SSB, CW and  digital modes on  all
           bands from 160 metres to 23 cm, and to operate from two lighthouses
           (WAIL SI-020 & ARLHS ITA-025, and WAIL SI-021 & ARLHS ITA-123). QSL
           for all via  IW2NOD, direct or  bureau. Requests for  skeds can  be
           sent to I2AZ (alfazebra1@virgilio.it) not later  than 11 May.  [TNX
I        - Special event station II2CSV will be active from 15 May to 15  June
           to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ARI Vigevano. [TNX IK2AVH]
JA       - Look for  JA5BEX/5 to  be active  from  Turu Island  (AS-076,  JIIA
           AS-076-New), Ehime  Prefecture,  on 4-6  May.  QSL via  home  call,
           direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA       - Look for JA6RGD/6 to operate from  Naga Island (AS-012),  Kagoshima
           Prefecture on 6  May. QSL  via home  call, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
ON       - The first four stages of the 88th edition of the Giro d'Italia (the
           long distance  road bicycle  race for  professional cyclists)  will
           take place in Belgium (Wallonie). The UBA-section CPN will use  the
           special call  ON6GIRO on  6-9 May.  Expect activity  on 20  and  40
           metres SSB. QSL via ON4CPN. [TNX VA3RJ]
OZ       - Tom, DL7UZO  will be  active as  OZ/DL7UZO from  the Jylland  North
           Group (EU-171) on 13-20 May.  He plans to  operate CW, SSB,  PSK31,
           RTTY and WSJT on  80-10 metres, 50  MHz and 144  MHz. QSL via  home
           call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
PA       - Members of VERON Department A54 "Etten-Leur" (PI4ETL) will  operate
           as PI25ETL between 24 June and  9 July (including  an entry in  the
           IARU HF World Championship) to celebrate their 25th anniversary.  A
           special award  will  be available  for  working PI4ETL  or  PI25ETL
           during the  months of  May, June  and July;  please contact  PA0ATG
           (pa0atg@amsat.org) for the details. [TNX PA0LOU]
SM       - Special callsign SK60CG will be aired in May to celebrate King Carl
           Gustaf's 60th  birthday. QSL  via SM6JSM,  bureau or  direct.  [TNX
SM       - Tomas/SM6XMY, Rolf/SM6IQD, Sten/SM6MIS, Daniel/SA6ABU, Janne/SM6YOF
           and Rick/SM6U  will  operate as  8S6KOS  from  the  Koster  Islands
           (EU-043) on 9-11 June. Expect main activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres
           SSB, with some CW. They  plan to run  two stations with  amplifiers
           and decent antennas. QSL via  bureau to SM6YOU.  The home page  for
           the operation is at http://sector7.nu/8s6kos [TNX SM6U]
T9       - Zik,  VE3ZIK  will  operate  as  T9/VE3ZIK  from  Ljeb,  Bosnia   &
           Herzegovina on 27-30 May, CQ WPX CW Contest included. Look for  him
           mostly on 40 and 80 metres.  QSL via DL3PS,  direct or through  the
           DARC bureau. [TNX VE3ZIK]
TK       - Vasek, DL4FF will be active again as TK/DL4FF from Corsica (EU-014)
           from 15 May to 9 June. He will operate on 10-160 metres CW and SSB,
           and will be active during the  CQ WW WPX CW  Contest. QSL via  home
           call, direct or bureau. [TNX DL4FF]
UR       - Slava/US7IGF, Roman/UR7IJQ,  Alexandr/UR7IKV and  Roman/UY7IQ  will
           operate (on 40-17 metres SSB and CW) from Blakytnyi Island  (BlL-01
           for the Ukrainian Islands Award) on 8 May. QSL via home calls. [TNX
VE       - VE1AI, VE1AST, VE1DHD, VE1FHW, VE1PEI, VE1QD, VE1RGB and VY2RU will
           operate as VE1FO from Janvrin Island (NA-010, CISA NS-010) on 11-15
           May. [TNX VE9MY]
VK9_ni   - The VI9NI team [425DXN 774] includes VE7NS, ZL2IFB, VK2BAA,  VK4AN,
           VK4DV, VK5PO  and VK4FW.  All equipment  has been  sent to  Norfolk
           Island and  they expect  to arrive  on 24  May.  Look for  them  to
           operate CW (1822,  3523, 7023, 10103,  14023, 18073, 21023,  24893,
           28023 and 50125 kHz)  SSB (1822, 3785,  7093, 14195, 18140,  21295,
           24940, 28475 and 50125 kHz) and RTTY (10103, 14084, 21084 and 28084
           kHz). QSL via VK4FW, direct (Bill  Horner, P.O. Box 612,  Childers,
           4660, Australia)  or  bureau.  Direct  requests  should  include  a
           minimum of 2 USD. [TNX VK4FW]
VK9_ni   - June 2006 marks the 150th anniversary of the landing of the  people
           of Pitcairn  Island, the  decendants of  the Bounty  Mutineers,  on
           Norfolk Island. To help celebrate the event the HIDXA Club has been
           issued with the special callsigns of VI9NL and VI9NS for the  whole
           month of  June covering  the period  of the  celebrations.  Kirsti,
           VK9NL and Jim, VK9NS will use these special callsigns and will both
           try to be as active as possible during the period. [TNX VK9NS]
W        - The Mid  Florida DX  Association has  been invited  to  demonstrate
           Amateur Radio at Honeymoon Island (NA-034)  on 6 May. Expect  W4FDX
           to be active with two stations  on 20, 15  and possibly 17  metres.
           QSL via W2NDP. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB       - Hotang, YC0IEM will be on Bali Island (OC-022) from 8 to 25 May and
           will operate  from  YB9AY's station.  QSL  via  IZ8CCW,  direct  or
           bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]
ZA       - Pino, I8YGZ reports that he plans  to operate SSB and CW from  four
           different lighthouses during his stay in Albania [425DXN 782]:  Gji
           Dukatit  (ARLHS  ALB-013),  Kep  I   Palermos  (ALB-001),  Kepi   I
           Treporteve (ALB-003) and Lume Vijose (ALB-011). QSL via home  call,
           direct or bureau.
ZP       - Alfeo, I1HJT reports he will participate  in the ARI  International
           DX Contest as ZP0R (QSL for  this activity via I1HJT). Outside  the
           contest he might also operate as  ZP6/I1HJT in his spare time  (QSL
           via home call).

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

ARI CONTEST ---> The ARI International  DX Contest will be  held on 6-7  May,
from 20.00 UTC on Saturday through 19.59 UTC on Sunday. Full information  can
be  found   at   http://www.ari.it/hf/contests/ari/DX_rul_ing_new.html  [TNX

ON40DST ---> UBA Section Diest  (ON4DST) sponsors an  award to celebrate  its
40th anniversary. The award is for  working UBA-DST members and ON40DST,  the
special call  issued  to  the  club. Further  information  can  be  found  at
www.qrz.com under ON40DST. [TNX ON8JP]

QSL VU4AN/  --->  There is  conflicting  QSL information  for  a  few  VU4AN/
stations. Apparently not all of the operators who were supposed to use  F5CWU
as their  QSL  manager (http://www.dx-pedition.de/andaman2006/)  have  agreed
upon  this  route.  First  hand  information  collected  from  the  operators
concerned is that cards for VU4AN/VU3PLM (operated by Claudia,  IZ1GLO/K2LEO)
and VU4AN/VU3TLY (operated by Andrea, IK1PMR) can go via IK1PMR, while  cards
for VU4AN/VU3RWO (operated by Dave, K3LP) should go via N3ST.

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

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  April 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).
LOGS:         Bernie McClenny,  W3UR (aka  VU4AN/VU3OHA)  has put  together  a
              collection  of  log   searches  for  VU4AN/   stations:  go   to
              http://www.dailydx.com/vu4.htm and  follow  the  link  to   the
              callsign you are looking for.
LOGS:         On-line  logs  for  JW/F8DVD  (24-31  March)  can  be  found  at
              http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr (click on  "logs en ligne").  [TNX
LOGS:         On-line logs  for  YX0A and  YX0LIX  are now  available  on  the
              DXpedition's  web  site  (http://www.yv0.info/).  They   contain
              45,414 QSOs from 20  April (12.38 UTC)  through 29 April  (03.16
              UTC), but the logs may not be complete.
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: 1A0KM,  3B8/OM5RW, 3D2OU,  3D2RO,
3DA0RN, 4L1MA, 4S7AB, 4Z5FL, 5H1C, 5T5AFF, 5U3T, 5X1DF, 5Z4DZ, 5Z4LS,  6W1RW,
6Y3R, 6Y5PA, 7P8AD,  7X0RY, 8Q7DV,  9G1MR, 9H1ET,  9K2MU, 9M2/G4ZFE,  9M2CNC,
9M2RPN, A22/JA4ATV, A6/ON5NT, AT0AI (AS-169), BD7KLO/7 (AS-129), CN2R, CO3VK,
CO8ZZ, CQ9K, CT9F, CT9M, DS5KJL, DT8A (AN-010; AA HL-01), E30NA, EK8WA, ER1Q,
ES1QD,  FG5FR,  FK8HN,   FM/K3TEJ,  FO/HA9G   (OC-027),  FO/HA9RE   (OC-131),
HK0FD, HP3XUG, HQ9H, HR9/N0STL, J6/K8LEE, J68AR,  J75KG, J79AG, J79CW,  J7OJ,
J88DR, JT1CO, JV800BV,  K7C, KH7X, KP2/K3TEJ,  LY3UM, N8TP/J6, OD5LN,  OH0PM,


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