425 DX News issue #787

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                              425 DX News #787
                               03 June 2006 

                             A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                     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

7Q      - Bill, KC4D will operate as 7Q7WW from Malawi starting around 5  June
          until the 23rd.  He plans to  concentrate on  the low  bands and  to
          operate mostly  CW during  his evening  and morning  hours. QSL  via
          KC4D. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q      - Vangelis, SV2BFN will operate holiday style  as 8Q7/SV2BFN from  the
          Maldives (AS-013) from 21 June to 4 July. He plans to be QRV with  a
          vertical antenna on 10-40 metres RTTY and SSB, with some CW. QSl via
          home call. [TNX SV1CER]
9A      - Chris, HA5X plans to operate as 9A8XA from Croatia on 7-20 June. His
          main  QTH  will  be  Mlini,  near  Dubrovnik,  but  some  occasional
          IOTA/IOCA  activity  might  also  take  place  depending  on   local
          conditions. QSL via HA5X. [TNX HA5X]
9N      - Toshi, JA8BMK had to cancel his late April trip to Nepal because  of
          the political situation in  that country. Toshi  has now decided  to
          try again, and will be staying in Katmandu on holiday from 11 to  18
          June. He hopes to operate as 9N7WW on 10-40 metres SSB. QSL via home
          call, direct  (Toshihiko  Fukuta, 2115-3  Nobori,  Yoichi,  046-0002
          Japan) or bureau. [TNX JA1ELY]
CT      - Jose/CT1EHX, Toze/CT1GFK, Goncalo/CT1GPQ, Miguel/CT1IUA,  Rui/CT2IHP
          and Antonio/CT2IOU will operate SSB, CW  and RTTY on 80-6 metres  as
          CS25M on 17-23 July for the  25th International Motorcycle Rally  in
          Faro. QSL via CT1EHX, direct or bureau. [TNX CT1END]
CU      - A multi-national  team  of  11  operators  (namely  CT1AGF,  CT1EPV,
          CT1GFK, CT3FN, CU2HJA, DF6QV, DJ2VO, DL3MK, F6HMJ, G3KHZ, HB9FMU and
          VA2AM) will be active on 160-6  metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31  from
          Flores Island (EU-089, DIP AZ-008), Azores from 29 July to 8 August.
          They will operate as CU8F from  Albarnaz Lighthouse (ARLHS  AZO-016,
          WLOTA LH-0947, DFP  FAZ 02), while  the call to  be used during  the
          IOTA Contest (29-30 July) will be  as CU8T. QSL  for both calls  via
          CT1GFK, direct or  bureau. The web  pages for the  operation can  be
          found at http://www.to-mk.com/azores/ [TNX CT1END]
F       - Gilles, F5RPL and Daniel, F1IWH will operate as TM7OCR on 7-21  June
          to celebrate the 60th anniversary of  the French Air Force Base  106
          "Capitaine Croci" at Bordeaux-Merignac. QSL via F1IWH. [TNX F8REF]
F       - Special call TP20CE  will be aired  on 16-18 June  to celebrate  the
          20th anniversary of the  creation of the  Council of Europe  Amateur
          Radio Club.  QSL  via  F5LGF.  The  rules  for  the  relevant  "20th
          Anniversary       Challenge"       can       be       found       at
          http://ewwa.free.fr/council_of_europe_radio_club_20t.htm [TNX F6FQK]
FM      - Tom KC0W will  be active as  TO0O from Martinique  (NA-107) on  6-24
          June. He plans to operate CW and SSB on all the HF bands. QSL direct
          via KC0W. [TNX NG3K]
FO      - Yves, F6CTL gives a few details about his fourth trip to the Pacific
          [425DXN 779]. He and his wife will be leaving France on 18 June  and
          will be visiting the following islands:
          20-24 June  Hiva Oa         (OC-027)  Marquesas
          25-30 June  Rurutu          (OC-050)  Australes
          01-06 July  Tahiti & Moorea (OC-046)  French Polynesia
          07-11 July  Magareva        (OC-063)  French Polynesia
          12-14 July  Fakarava        (OC-066)  French Polynesia
          14-16 July  Huahine         (OC-067)  French Polynesia
          On 17 July  they will depart  Tahiti on their  trip back to  France.
          Yves will  operate SSB  and some  CW as  FO/F6CTL/M, FO/F6CTL/A  and
          FO/F6CTL as appropriate, with a ground plane for 10-40 metres,  plus
          doublets and long wires depending on  local conditions. Expect  Yves
          to be QRV in his early mornings and late afternoons-evenings.
GM      - Gordon, G3USR  will  be visiting  the  Island of  Hirta,  St.  Kilda
          (EU-059) as part of a National Trust for Scotland working party from
          24 June to  6 July. He  plans to operate  SSB (mainly on  20 and  40
          metres) as GM3USR/P in his  spare time, which  will be "limited  and
          unpredictable". On 21-22 June and again  on 8 July he might  operate
          from the islands of Skye  (EU-008) and Harris  (EU-010), while on  9
          July he might be active from Great Cumbrae (EU-123). QSL via  G3USR.
          [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
I       - Operators from ARMI (http://www.assoradiomarinai.tk) and ARI  Formia
          will be active as IQ0FM/p from Terracina on 11 June during a special
          field day operation for the Italian Navy Day. [TNX IT9MRM]
I       - Expect IJ7/IZ7AUH, IJ7/IZ7EDQ and IJ7/IZ7FLP to  operate SSB on  the
          HF bands and 6 metres  from San Paolo  Island (IIA TA-001),  Cheradi
          Islands (EU-073) until 3 June. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
          [TNX IZ7AUH]
I       - ARI Versilia will activate special event station II5MD on 11-13 June
          for the "Meucci  Day". Antonio Meucci  was recognized  as the  first
          inventor of  the telephone  by the  United States  Congress, in  its
          resolution 269 dated 11 June 2002. QSL via IK5DND. [TNX I5WEA]
JA      - Special event station  8N4OKI will be  active from  the Oki  Islands
          (AS-041) between now and 31 July to celebrate the opening of the new
          Oki Airport. QSL via the JARL bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
JA      - Look for JJ8NNR/8 and others to operate from Rishiri Island (AS-147,
          JIIA AS-147-007)  on  15-16 July.  QSL  via home  calls,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KH0     - Nao (JK1FNL), Jim (7K4QOK)  and Takky (JE1KUC)  will be active  from
          Saipan, Nothern Mariana  Islands (OC-086)  on 7-10  July. They  will
          operate on 80-6 metres as NA8O/KH0 (JK1FNL), KG8RP/KH0 (7K4QOK)  and
          N1KU/KH0 (JE1KUC),  and  will  participate  in  the  IARU  HF  World
          Championship. QSL via their JA home calls. [TNX JK1FNL]
OZ      - Jef/ON4ACA, Francis/ON6LY and Marcel/ON6UQ will be active from  Romo
          Island (EU-125) from 29 July to  4 August. They will participate  in
          the IOTA  Contest as  OZ0ACA; then  look  for OZ/OP4A,  OZ/OP1A  and
          OZ0ACA to be  active on 80-2  metres on  all modes.  QSL OZ0ACA  via
          ON4ACA (direct or bureau), QSL OZ/OP1A via ON6UQ (direct or bureau),
          QSL OZ/OP4A via ON6LY (direct or bureau). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
SM      - Amateur radio operators  from Sweden  are allowed  to replace  their
          ordinary prefixes on 6 June (Sweden National Day) as follows: SM0  =
          SE0, SA0 =  SF0, SM =  SE, SA =  SF. This applies  only to  personal
          callsigns, not club callsigns. Do not  confuse these callsigns  with
          the Swedish vanity  calls, which are  also in the  SE and SF  prefix
          series, but with one or two letter suffixes. [TNX SM5LWC]
SU      - Said, SU1SK will be active again  as SU8IOTA from White Rock  (Norus
          Island) in the Matruh Region  group (AS-099) between  20 June and  1
          July. He plans to operate on 20, 15 and 17 metres SSB, possibly with
          some CW. He will not be able  to camp on the island, and  operations
          will have to  stop before  sunset. QSL  direct only  to SU1SK  (Said
          Kamel, P.O. Box 190, New Ramsis Center, Cairo 11794, Egypt). Updates
          will  be  posted  at  http://www.qrz.com/su8iota; information   and
          pictures   of   last    year's   operation   can    be   found    at
          www.qsl.net/su1sk/page2.htm [TNX SU1SK]
SV9     - Theodoros, SV1EJD will be active as  SV9/SV1EJD from Crete  (EU-015)
          on 7-20 July.  He plans to  operate SSB and  possibly RTTY on  10-80
          metres.     Further     informtion     will     be     posted     on
          http://www.sv1ejd.gr/crete.htm [TNX SV1EJD]
TA      - Bekir, TA2RX reports he will operate  as TC150HP between 30 May  and
          30 June to celebrate the 150th  anniversary of Turkish railways  and
          the 100th anniversary of Haydar Pasha railway station. Main activity
          is expected on  20 and 40  metres, typically after  14 UTC. QSL  via
TK      - Gerry, IZ1DSH will operate as TK/IZ1DSH from Porto Vecchio,  Corsica
          (EU-014) on 3-15 August. Main activity  will be on 40 and 20  metres
          SSB. QSL via bureau to home call. [TNX IW1FGZ]
TZ      - Chris, TZ9A reports he will  be leaving Mali  in late August.  Chris
          has been active from there since  late March 2005,  and he has  made
          some 45,000  QSOs  on 80-6  metres.  QSL via  qrz.com.  Starting  in
          September he will  be travelling to  several countries,  and he  has
          already the licences for a couple of them (TU5AX for Ivory Coast and
          TR8SA for Gabon).
VE      - Canadian  amateur  radio  operators   will  have  special   prefixes
          available for use  from 10 June  to 9  July to  celebrate the  100th
          anniversary of Canadian born Reginald Fessenden's voice transmission
          by radio. The regular/special prefixes for this event are: VE =  VX,
          VA = VG, VY = XK, VO = XJ. [TNX VA3RJ]
W       - Terry/W6WTG, Larry/KF6JOQ and Mark/KG6ZBL will be active as W6C from
          Santa Cruz Island (NA-144) on 9-11 June. They plan to operate on 20,
          2 and 6 metres SSB. QSL via N2OWL, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
XU      - After visiting  Nepal (see  9N above),  Toshi,  JA8BMK will  go  and
          operate as XU7BMK from Cambodia on 20-21 June. QSL for this activity
          via JA8UWT  (Kimiko  Saitoh, 4-16-2-22  Kamui,  Asahikawa,  070-8014
          Japan). [TNX JA1ELY]
YO      - Xavier, ON4XA  reports he  will operate  as YO2/ON4XA  from  Romania
          (Arad and Timis districts) on 5-15  July. From 29 July to 12  August
          he and  his  fiancee Bea,  YO2MBO/ON4BEA  will operate  as  F/ON4XA,
          F/YO2MBO and F/ON4BEA from France (Department 34).
ZK1     - Jim, ZK1JD and Victor, ZK1CG had hoped  to be QRV with their new  E5
          callsigns on 1  June. However, according  to first hand  information
          collected by Bernie McClenny, W3UR, editor of The Daily DX, it seems
          that "the new calls may not actually be officially issued until July
          Hector, EA3EKS reports  he will be  active as ZK1EKS  from the  Cook
          Islands (not mentioned  if from the  South or North  Cooks) on  8-13
          June. He plans to be active  on 10, 15 and  20 metres (28275,  21275
          and 14275 kHz). QSL via EA3EKS.

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

4W6AAB ---> Michael,  PA5M (4W6AAB) went  QRT from Timor  Leste earlier  than
expected. On  27 May  he and  the rest  of the  UN WFP  (World Food  Program)
personnel were  evacuated  from the  country  because of  security  concerns.
4W6AAB made 456 QSOs and his log is available at http://www.4w.pa7fm.nl/. QSL
via PA7FM.

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The IOTA  Annual Listings as at  February 2006 are  now
available on the IOTA  Manager's web site  (http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/).
The performance tables  include the Honour  Roll and the  Annual Listing,  as
well as the VHF/UHF, Club and  SWL listings. Listing in  the 2006 tables  was
restricted to those members who had updated their scores since February 2001.

IRC  --->  The  new   design  (http://www.dailydx.com/2007irc.jpg) for   the
International Reply Coupon (IRC)  has been selected  by the Universal  Postal
Union. The new IRC is expected to be available on 1 July 2006 and it will  be
good     through     31      December     2009.      The     current      IRC
(http://www.upu.int/irc/en/2002_version.html)  is  good  through  31 December
2006. [TNX The Daily DX]

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> The  W1 QSL  Bureau has  been receiving  many QSLs  for
K1HP/KH2 and K1HP/KH0.  The correct route for these operations (and also  for
K1HP) is via JE2EHP. The W1  Bureau forwards these cards  via the JA  Bureau.

NOT THE MANAGER ---> The W1  QSL Bureau continues to  receive QSLs for  CU2AA
and CU3AA, but KA1HFL is not the manager for these stations. The W1  Bureau's
current information is  that neither CU2AA  nor CU3AA  has a  QSL manager  at
present. [TNX K1HT]

VI9NL & VI9NS ---> Kirsti, VK9NL and Jim, VK9NS both applied and were  issued
two licences for the  callsigns VI9NL and  VI9NS to be  used for the  current
celebrations on Norfolk Island  [425DXN 783]. However  they were notified  by
the National Licensing and Allocations Branch that "the ACMA does not usually
allow more than  one Special  Event Licence  to one  organisation [the  Heard
Island DX Association in this case, ed.] for the same event." Kirsti and  Jim
have relinquished the use of VI9NL basically  as Kirsti will not be here  for
the complete month.  HIDXA retains the  use of VI9NS  for the  month of  June
2006. [TNX VK9NS]

YV5EU --->  This is  the new  callsign for  Ray, DL2GG/YV5.  QSL via  DL3AMA,
direct or bureau. Give a look to the expedition stories and nice pictures  on
Ray's website at http://www.hfdx.org/

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

LOGS:         On-line logs for the recent YE6P operation from Simeulue  Island
              (OC-270) are now available at
QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards  (3500+) 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, USA 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]

QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3B8/OM3PC,  3B9FR, 3C5DX,  3D2AG,
3D2OU,  3DA0NW,  3G1M, 3Y0X (AN-004; AA MN-08)), 4J5A, 4KR60RS, 4L2M, 4S7BRG,
4T4V, 4X4PP, 5T5AFF, 5T5HC,  5X1RI, 5X1T,  5Z4DZ, 5Z4JW,  6O0N, 9G5LF, 9H1ZA,
9M0F,  9M2CNC,  9M6/G3OOK,9V1VV, 9Y4/KE9I, A45XR, A61AS, A71AW, BA1RB, BV4FH,
BX2AK,  C21SX,  C31BO,  C6AKU,  CU6NS,  DS5USH,   EA9IB,  EK6TA,   ER4/UX2HO,
FG/F5CVI,  FM5FJ, FO/DL5XU (OC-027),  FO/DL9AWI  (OC-114), FO0ARE,  FS/DL7DF,
IU3G,  J5DOT, J5TRJ, J5UCW, J68AS,  J68RI,  J79AG,  JD1BMB,  JT1CO,  JV800BV,
JW0HZ,  K6VVA/6 (NA-178), K7C, KG4RN, KH0/JK2VOC,  LR5U,  MJ/N1NK, OA4/DJ3KR,
OH0Z,  OM3EY, OX3DB, OY/DL5LYM, P29SX, P29YDX (OC-102  and  OC-101),  PI4TUE,
PJ7/DL7DF, PJ7/ND5S,  PZ5XX,   R1ANF (AN-10; AA UA-04), R1MVC,  R1MVW,  S9SS,
SE5DEC,  ST0RM,  SU1SK,  SU9HP,  SV3RF, SV5/DJ7RJ,  T30R, T68G,   T6X, T94KC,
UK8AJ,  UN7QX,  V26AS,  VK0MT (AN-005),  VK0SEE  (AN-016;  AA VK-03),  VK9LA,


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