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                              425 DX News #788
                               10 June 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

5H      - Dane, ST2T  (S57CQ) will  be active  as 5H1DN  from Zanzibar  Island
          (AF-032) on 7-14 July, IARU HF World Championship included. QSL  via
          S57DX. [TNX S57DX]
9M_spr  - Tex, 9M2TO will be active as  9M0/9M2TO from Layang Layang,  Spratly
          Islands (AS-051) from around 12 UTC on 9 June until around 22 UTC on
          the 12th. He plans to operate on  80-6 metres CW only, and since  he
          will be using a small airplane,  he will be limited  as to how  much
          gear and antennas he can take (namely  an FT-847, a G5RV for the  HF
          bands and a F9FT for 6 metres).  QSL via bureau to JA0DMV or  direct
          to 9M2TO (Tex Izumo, 2C-10-03 Mutiara Apt, Jalan Sungai Emas,  11100
          Batu Ferringhi, Penang Is, Malaysia). [TNX JA1ELY]
F       - Special station TM5AST will be operated on 17-18 June from Boissy le
          Sec     for      this     year's      edition     of      Astroradio
          (http://astroradio.free.fr/). QSL via F4DTL. [TNX F8REF]
FO      - Alain, FO5RH will  be active  again from  Tatakoto (OC-066),  French
          Polynesia on 6-25 June. [TNX F6AJA]
G       - Special event station GB50SAD will be active on 11 June to celebrate
          the 50th  anniversary  of the  Stevenage  & District  Amateur  Radio
          Society (www.g3sad.org). QSL via G2BKZ.
GM      - The IOTA expedition to Rockall (EU-189), which was expected to  take
          place between  16  and 28  June  [425DXN 777],  has  been  cancelled
          because   of    the   lack    of    sufficient   funding    -    see
HH      - Chris, W3CMP will operate as HH4/W3CMP from Haiti on 17-28 June.  He
          will concentrate on 6 and 2 metres, with some limited HF  operating.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
I       - Special station II2MM will be active  on 10-11 June for the  Italian
          Navy Day. QSL via IK2AQZ, direct or bureau. [TNX IK2AQZ]
I       - Giacomo, I4FGG will  be active  as IF9/I4FGG  from Marettimo  Island
          (EU-054, IIA TP-010) on 12-22 June. He plans to operate mainly on on
          15 and 20 metres CW. QSl via bureau to home call. [TNX I4FGG]
I       - Gianni, IZ8CGS  and  Maurizio, IZ8GBH  will  operate  as  IG9Z  from
          Lampedusa Island (AF-019, IIA AG-001)  from 26 June  to 2 July.  QSL
          via IZ8GBH. Logs will be available on www.mdxc.org/ig9z [TNX IZ8CGS]
JA      - Look for  JL1OVB/1 and  7L3ATQ/1 to  be  active from  Mikura  Island
          (AS-008, JIIA AS-008-005) on  17-19 June. The  island is diffult  to
          reach and in  case of  bad weather  they will  operate from  Hachijo
          Island (AS-008). QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KH0     - JA6CNL and JA6AGA will operate as KH0N and WH0C from Saipan (OC-086)
          on 16-20 June, All-Asian DX CW Contest included. Outside the contest
          they will  spend some  time on  the WARC  bands  and 160  metres  CW
          (1820/1910 KHz). QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
LU      - The Radio  Club Argentino  will be  operating  as LR4D  from  Martin
          Garcia Island (SA-055) on 6-9 July and will take part in the IARU HF
          World Championship as HQ station for Argentina. QSL via LU4AA.  [TNX
LX      - Amateur radio  operators from  France, Luxembourg  and Germany  have
          hold a meeting in Luxembourg since 1969. Look for special event call
          LX0SAR to be aired during this  year's event, which will take  place
          on 16-18 June at Weicherdange. QSL via DG8VE. [TNX F8REF]
OH      - The Radio Club  of Technical Students  (OH8TA), University of  Oulu,
          will operate as  OH8T from Hailuoto  Island (EU-184)  on 9-11  June.
          Expect activity on 80, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via OH8TA. [TNX VA3RJ]
OH      - OH6HJE, OH6MTG,  OH6NJ and  OH6UV will  be  active as  OH6AW/5  from
          Kaunissaari (EU-140) on 5-10 July. They  will operate mostly CW  and
          SSB, with some digital mode operation. [TNX OH6NJ]
SP      - Special event station  HF40PSL will  be active  from 10  June to  10
          September to celebrate the 40th aniversary of Radio Club SP5PSL. All
          of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, the  QSL
          manager for direct requests is SP5JXK. [TNX Info-Radio by I1SCL]
T6      - The  OPDX  Bulletin  reports   that  Ross  Ballantyne,   VK1UN/VK8UN
          (formerly known  as  4W6UN  and EX1UN)  is  now  working  in  Kabul,
          Afghanistan as a  Project Coordinator for  the United Nations.  Ross
          has been issued  the first official  licence of  the Afghan  Amateur
          Service, T61AA, and he says that the YA prefix will not be used  any
          longer. T61AA's operation, effective 23 May 2006, has been  approved
          for DXCC credit.
T6      - Mika, OH6MKL is active as T66T  from Afghanistan through July.  Look
          for him on 160-10  metres CW and  SSB. QSL via  home call. [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
TA      - Mill, LX1CC will operate on  all bands holiday  style as YM3CC  from
          Turkey on 9-28 June.. QSL via home call. [TNX F5NQL]
TF      - Fabio, IW5DCE  will be  in Iceland  from 8  June  for at  least  six
          months. He plans  to operate in  his spare  time as  TF/IW5DCE on  6
          metres and the HF bands (SSB and digital modes). QSL via home  call.
          [TNX IK5HHA]
VE      - Gregg, VE3ZZ  (ex-PA9ZZ) will  be active  as VE3ZZ/VY2  from  Prince
          Edward Island (NA-029) on 26-31 July,  IOTA Contest included.  Using
          the VY2TT  superstation, Gregg  will be  QRV  before and  after  the
          contest on the WARC bands. QSL via home call. [TNX VE3ZZ]
W       - Look for Kyle, W4KTF/p to be  active on 80-2 metres mainly SSB  from
          Emerald Isle/Bogue Banks (NA-112) on 11-17 June. He plans to operate
          on 20 metres around 19-21 UTC and anywhere on 20-10 metres around 13
          UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE  ---> The latest  issue (May 2006)  is now available  at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/. Articles  and  pictures  should  be  sent  to
Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

MONTENEGRO ---> After the  dissolution of the  Socialist Federal Republic  of
Yugoslavia in 1992,  Montenegro went into  federation with  Serbia, first  as
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, then as  a looser State  Union of Serbia  and
Montenegro. On 3 June the Parliament of Montenegro declared the  independence
of Montenegro, formally confirming the result of a referendum on independence
held on 21  May. Montenegro has  begun the process  of seeking  international
recognition as well as a seat at international organizations. As far as  DXCC
is concerned, when Montenegro becomes a  UN member *or* is assigned a  prefix
block by the ITU, then it will be added to the DXCC list. Information on  the
history of Montenegro can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montenegro

POSTAL RATES (ITALY) ---> Effective 1  June, the postal rates for a  standard
letter (up to 20  grams) from Italy  are EUR 0.65  for Europe (plus  Algeria,
Cyprus,  Egypt,  Giordania,  Israel,  Libya,  Lebanon,  Morocco,  Syria   and
Tunisia), EUR 0.85 for other destinations in Africa & Asia and the  Americas,
EUR 1.00 for destinations in Oceania. Consequently, please note that 1 USD no
longer covers the postage for direct QSLs outside Europe.
*  Silvano, I2YSB (see the list of the stations  he is the QSL manager for  on
   http://www.i2ysb.com/) says he will honour direct  requests that include  1
   IRC + 1 USD, or 2 IRCs or 2  USD (otherwise they will be processed  through
   the bureau).
*  Andrea, IK1PMR (http://www.ik1pmr.com/) says he  will provide  on his  web
   site a secure PayPal-based system to allow interested DXers to send  needed
   extra-funds for postage. At all events,  "a reasonably quick reply via  the
   ARI QSL Bureau is guaranteed" to  those who have already sent their  direct
   cards without sufficient return postage.

QSL 3Y0X ---> On 6 June Bob Schenck, N2OO announced that 27,477 QSOs (the 32%
of all QSOs made by 3Y0X) have bee confirmed. He stimates that they have  now
answered approximately 65% of all requests received (this includes about  95%
of all 3Y0X contributor's cards). Another  QSL session will be scheduled  for
11 June and another mailing should be ready for the 12th. Please give a  look
to   the    QSL    Update    announcement    &    QSLling    procedures    at
http://www.peterone.com/qsl.htm, and  refrain  from e-mailing  N2OO  at  this
time, as it will only slow the process down.

THAILAND ---> The long-awaited permission to  operate on the WARC bands  (30,
17 and 12 metres) is just  around the corner, according to John  (Narissara),
HS1CHB,  who  said  that  the  NTC  (the  Thai  National   Telecommunications
Commission) has agreed to issue temporary permission for those radio amateurs
in Thailand who notify them of their desire to do so. This privilege includes
permission to operate on 80 and 160 metres, and the temporary permission will
be  valid  until  the  end  of   the  year.  The  yet-to-be-formed   National
Broadcasting Commission  would  need to  be  in place  before  any  permanent
spectrum changes could be made. [Source: http://www.qsl.net/rast]

WRTC 2006 ---> The results of the WRTC 2006 Contest (which will take place as
a part of the IARU contest on 8-9 July)  must be ready within 35 hours  after
the event. The organizers therefore need as many IARU logs as possible and as
soon as possible to verify the  logs of the WRTC  2006 competitors. All  IARU
Logs received direct to logs@wrtc2006.com or  via iaruhf@iaru.org until  they
cut-off the reception of the  IARU logs at  the WRTC 2006  HQ some time  late
Sunday/early Monday  (UTC)  will participate  in  a lottery.  All  IARU  Logs
received within 6 hours after the contest (i.e. before 18 UTC on 9 July) will
also be entitled to receive a few prizes. Further information can be found at
http://www.wrtc2006.com/release52.html [TNX PY5EG]

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

PHOTO GALLERY:  The Dayton Hamvention 2006  Photo Gallery is  now up with  214
                photos       collected       by       Tom,       K8CX       at
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)

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      HF80JS/8    SP9PTA      SY8V        SV1HER
4H1LC       DU1COP      HH/PS7EB    PS7EB       T40C        N1KI
4L1QX       RW6HS       HK6PSG      EA5OL       T68G        LA4YW
4O2A        4N1SM       HZ1IK       DK7YY       T9/VE3ZIK   DL3PS
4U1WB       KK4HD       IH9N        OK1MG       TC150HP     TA2RX
5B/NN3AA    RW3RN       II0CC       IZ8DGG      TM1SME      F6GIN
5H3AA       K6EID       IQ0PG       IK0AZG      TM3JB       F5MMF
5V7BR       F5RUQ       J48DX       HA4DX       TM5BBC      F2UW
6L0NJ/4     HL4XM       J48HW       HA0HW       TM5CSP      F6KGI
6P73M       pirate      J48PJ       LZ1PJ       TM6ACO      F56KFI
6W7RV       F8CMT       KH2/K1IWD   HL1IWD      TM6SME      F6IPS
7P8VB       UA4WHX      KP4RV       AI4U        TM7OCR      F1IWH
7Q7HB       G0IAS       LA3Z        LA9VDA      TM8BBB      F4ERQ
7W2OM       OM2VL       LN3Z        LA9VDA      TO0O        KC0W
8J4P/4      JA4FKX      LZ80R       LZ1BJ       TR8CA       F6CBC
8S6KOS      SM6YOU      OF6AA       OH6AA       UE1RRR      UA1RJ
9H3UT       DL9GDB      OH0/SK3SN   SM3KIF      UE3LMG      RV3LZ
9K2PL       EA5KB       OH0V        OH6LI       UN7QX       W7BO
9V1YC       N5ID        OH0ZZ       N6ZZ        V26HS       WB4WXE
A6/A92DU    PE1BSX      ON11FAF     ON6NR       V31RM       KN5H
A61M        A61AV       ON84WMM     ON7SA       VA7UNEF     VA7DP
A61Q        EA7FTR      OP1W        ON6CW       VC3L        VE3AT
A72OO6      EA7FTR      OP2A        ON5CD       VI9NI       VK4FW
A92C        A92GR       OP7B        ON7BJ       VI9NS       VK9NS
BA4DW/5     BA4DW       OQ5T/P      ON4CQ       VK4ADF      HA3LN
BV50CRA     BV2KI       OX3XR       OZ3PZ       VP2MMH      GM3TAL
C21AV       6K2AVL      OY/PA0VHA   PA0VHA      VP2MRT      KB4CRT
C56W        DK2WV       OY/PA2A     PA0VHA      W4P         NA4DR
C6AYM       K9GY        OY/PA2AM    PA0VHA      W6C         N2OWL
CS2006BWU   CT1BWU      OY/PA2VMA   PA0VHA      WH0W        JP1JFG
CT1HZE      DL8HCZ      OZ1RDP      DL9BCP      WP3C        W3HNK
CU2A        OH2BH       P49Y        AE6Y        XU7AIJ      DK8ZD
ED1SVS      EA1URG      PJ2T        N9AG        XU7BKV      F4BKV
ED2PFX      EA2URD      PX5Z        PP5BI       YI1EM       EA7FTR
ED8CID      EA8AUW      R1ZSM       UA1ZJW      YR100YRS    YO3HKW
EF8CID      EA8AUW      R60FC       UA2FC       YT0TESLA    YU1EXY
EG0URH      EA4URH      RP1CKK      RX1CQ       YV5EU       DL3AMA
EG6FAS      EA4FAS      RV3LO/9     RV3LO       YZ150T      YU1SB
EG8FAS      EA4FAS      S65X        PA0KHS      Z32A        YT1AD
EJ9FBB      EI9FBB      SA2006EM    SM6YOU      Z36A        DJ0LZ
ET3TK       OK1CU       SF40A       SM5DYC      ZA/UT7DW    DK6CW
F/ON6JUN/P  ON5SD       SJ4C        SM4BZH      ZB2FX       G3RFX
G6PZ        M5AAV       SN0LED      SP3OL       ZC4DG       G0OAB
GB150VC     G4DFI       SO1CC       DL1CC       ZF1A        W5ASP
GB4HAA      G0VIX       SV0XAN/5    IK2WZD      ZF2JO       W4YCH
GB6OOO      G3CSA       SX1CS       SV1DBY      ZF2MO       K4MBO

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

BA4DW     David Y. J. Zhou, P.O. Box 040-088, Shanghai, 200040, China
F6ELE     Didier Bas, 11 Rue des Petites Maisons, F-17230 St. Ouen D'Aunis,
F6IPS     Michel Le Balc'h , 16 Hameau Mace, F-50310 Emondeville, France
JX9NOA    Ole Martin Pedersen, FLO/IKT, N-8099 Jan Mayen, Norway
K6EID     Phil Finkle, 3353 Forest Creek Dr., Marietta, GA 30064-2441, USA
N2OWL     Sharon Godley, 2701 Fordham, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
PA0VHA    Hans Vernhout, Ph. de Goedestraat 54, NL3132XR Vlaardingen, The
PS7EB     Glauber Fernandes, P.O. Box 251, 59010-970 Natal - RN, Brazil
SM6YOU    Rickard Dahlstedt, Ekebergsgatan 4D, 417 02 Gothenburg, Sweden
SV2ASP/A  Monk Apollo, Docheiariou Monastery, 63087, Dafni - Mount Athos,
SV1HER    Sotirios Vanikiotis, Korai 31, GR-12137 Peristeri (Athens), Greece
VA7DP     Doug Pichette, 533 Nelson Ave, Penticton, Canada
VK4FW     Bill Horner, P.O. Box 612, Childers, 4660, Australia

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