425 DX News issue #791

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                              425 DX News #791
                                1 July 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


According to DXCC Rules, any entity that is a United Nations Member State  is
considered a Political Entity under DXCC Section II, Part 1. At 15.12 UTC  on
28 June the United Nations admitted  the Republic of Montenegro as its  192nd
member, and this action automatically makes Montenegro the 336th current DXCC
Effective 28 June 2006 (UTC), ARRL  has added the  Republic of Montenegro  to
the DXCC List. QSOs made on  or after this date will  count for DXCC  credit.
Claims for DXCC credit will be accepted immediately.
Montengrin amateur radio operators may use their current callsigns until  the
International Telecommunication Union designates a new  prefix block for  the
new country. ARRL  will accept  any prefix  deemed legal  by the  appropriate
Montenegrin authorities; please note that Montenegro  is not a  participating
member of  CEPT, so  portable operations  by operators  from other  countries
(e.g. YU6/homecall)  are not  automatically authorized.  Current  Montenegrin
prefixes are 4O3, 4O6, YT3, YT6, YU3, YU6, YZ3 and YZ6.

5B      - Jim, WB2REM will operate SSB on 6-40 metres as 5B/WB2REM from Cyprus
          on 7-13 July. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX K1XN and The
9G      - Vlad, UY5ZZ will be active as 9G5UR from Accra, Ghana on 4-14  July,
          IARU HF World Championship included. QSL via home call. [TNX UY5ZZ]
9M6     - Following the RSGB IOTA Committee's recent announcement [425DXN 790]
          that Pulau Sebatik  would count  as a  new IOTA  group (OC-295P),  a
          DXpedition is to be mounted  to activate this  island for the  first
          time. Members  of the  Borneo Amateur  Radio Club  including  Steve,
          9M6DXX (ex-G4JVG, P29DX etc) and  John, 9M6XRO (ex-9M6/G3OOK),  will
          be active as 9M4SEB (callsign applied for) from approximately 11 UTC
          on 14 July until about 3 UTC on the 17th. Activity will be on  10-80
          metres, CW and SSB, using up  to three stations simultaneously.  One
          station will use a beam  antenna and two  will use 400W  amplifiers.
          QSL via M5AAV  direct (Graham  Ridgeway, 6  Pilgrim Street,  Nelson,
          Lancs BB9 0JQ, England) or bureau. [TNX 9M6DXX]
A7      - Bill, NM7H/G0MKT  will be  operating as  A7/G0MKT from  Qatar  until
          approximately 10 Septemeber. His primary bands and modes will be 40,
          30 and 20 metres CW and PSK, with some 15 or 10m if the  opportunity
          arises. QSL via NM7H. He has also been invited to operate PSK  using
          the special event call A72OO6 (QSL via EA7FTR). [TNX NM7H]
BY      - Four HQ stations will represent the Chinese Radio Sports Association
          (CRSA) during the 2006  IARU HF World  Championship: B1HQ (160m  SSB
          and CW, 80m SSB, 20m CW  and 15m SSB), B3HQ (80m  CW), B4HQ (40m  CW
          and 15m CW) and B7HQ (40m SSB, 20m SSB, 10m SSB and CW). QSL for all
          via BA4EG. Full information on the  awards issued for working  these
          stations can be found at http://www.crsa.org/2006_BnHQ/e.htm
CN      - M'hamed, CN8NK  reports he  will participate  in the  IARU HF  World
          Championship  as  5C8A,  representing  the  Association  Royale  des
          Radio-Amateurs du Maroc (ARRAM).
DL      - Hans-Peter, DC1HPS will  operate on  10-80 metres  as DC1HPS/P  from
          Pellworm Island (EU-042)  from 27 July  to 18  August, IOTA  Contest
          included. QSL via bureau to home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
DU      - Peter, DK2PR will operate holiday style  as DU9/DK2PR from  Mindanao
          Island (OC-130) between 28 July and 15 August. Side trips to islands
          in the OC-235  group are  possible, but  they will  depend on  local
          conditions. [TNX DK2PR]
EI      - John, G3LZQ will operate holiday style  on all bands CW as  EJ/G3LZQ
          from Inis More (EU-006)  on 28-31 July,  IOTA Contest included.  QSL
          via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
ES      - Frank, DL1FT will be active as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island  (EU-034)
          on 4-14 July. He plans to operate on  40, 20 and 10 metres SSB.  QSL
          via DL1FT. [TNX VA3RJ]
F       - Special event station  TM0GP will  be active  on 3-16  July for  the
          French Formula 1 Grand Prix at Nevers Magny-Cours. All QSOs will  be
          confirmed automatically via the bureau. [TNX F8REF]
FR/E    - Luc, FR5IZ reports he will be on Europa Island (AF-009) on 4-6  July
          and plans to operate as FR5IZ/E/p/  on the HF  bands with 100  watts
          and a dipole. QSL via home call, direct or through the  REF bureau.
FP      - Paul, K9OT and Peg, KB9LIE will  be active for  the sixth time  from
          Miquelon Island (NA-032) from 28 July to 6 August. They will operate
          as FP/K9OT and FP/KB9LIE CW and  SSB; both of them will  participate
          in the IOTA Contest, and Paul  will be active also during the  North
          American CW QSO Party. QSL via  home calls, direct or bureau.  Their
          web page is at http://www.mhtc.net/~k9ot/
G       - The Otley Amateur Radio Society will be taking part in the U.K   Air
          Ambulance Weekend (8-9 July). They will be supporting the  Yorkshire
          Air Ambulance Charity using the callsign  GB0YAA on the HF bands,  6
          and 2 metres. [TNX G0SNV]
G       - A group  of operators  from the  Cray Valley  Radio Society  (namely
          G4BUO, G4TSH,  G0FDZ, G0VJG,  G7GLW and  M3CVN)  will be  active  as
          either homecall/p and G3RCV/P (QSL via G4DFI) from St. Mary's Island
          (EU-011) from 26 July to 2 August. They will participate in the IOTA
          Contest as M8C (QSL via  G4DFI). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I       - Maico, HB9OAE reports he will operate as IA5/HB9OAE from Elba Island
          (EU-028, IIA LI-001) on 1-15 July.
I       - Davide, IK4DCT reports he will operate  on 10, 15, 20 and 40  metres
          mainly CW as  IA5/IK4DCT from Elba  Island (EU-028,  IIA LI-001)  on
          3-13 July. Side trips to other  islands in the  same IOTA group  are
I       - The  following   HQ  stations   will  represent   the   Associazione
          Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) during the IARU HF World Championship:
          IU1HQ     20 CW    80 CW & SSB    160 CW & SSB
          IU2HQ     15 SSB   40 CW
          IU4HQ     15 CW    40 SSB
          IU9HQ     20 SSB   10 CW & SSB
          The operators will be I1HJT, I1NVU, IK1HJS, IK1QBT, IK1YDB,  IK2HKT,
          IK2RZP, IK4ZHH, IT9EQO, IT9BLB, IZ4DPV and  others. All of the  QSOs
          will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [TNX IT9BLB]
I       - Virgilio, IC8OZM and Paolo, IC8DAK plan  to operate SSB and CW  from
          Vivara Island (EU-031, IIA NA-005) on 9 July, from 5 to 10 UTC.  QSL
          via home calls. [TNX IZ3EBA]
IS0     - Simone, IW5EDI reports he will operate  as IS0/IW5EDI from  Sardinia
          (EU-024) until 7 July. QSL via bureau.
IS0     - Wave Master  Team  member Giorgio,  IZ1DXS  will operate  as  either
          IS0/IZ1DXS from  Sardinia  (EU-024) and  IM0/IZ1DXS  from  Maddalena
          Island (EU-041) on 2-10 September. [TNX IW1FGZ]
IS0     - Massimo, I0PNM  will operate  as IM0/I0PNM  from San  Pietro  Island
          (EU-165, IIA  CI-009)  from  29 July  to  16  August,  IOTA  Contest
          included. He  alsoplans  to operate  from  the  lighthouse  at  Capo
          Sandalo (WAIL SA-011). [TNX I0PNM]
JA      - Look for  JA5BEX/5  to operate  SSB  on the  HF  bands  from  Oshima
          (AS-076, JIIA AS-076-003),  Kagawa Prefecture on  1-2 July. QSL  via
          home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JW      - Hans, SM3TLG will be active as JW/SM3TLG from Longyearbyen (EU-026),
          Svalbard on 5-10 July. He plans  to operate on all bands and  modes.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM3TLG]
LX      - Ivo/ON6UM, Guido/ON4BAG, Peter/ON4PVH, Jan/ON6RJ and Rob/ON6QX  will
          operate  as  LX/OQ0A,   LX/OP7A,  LX/OO7A,   LX/ON6RJ  and   LX/OR9Q
          respectively from Wiltz, Luxembourg on 8-10 September. They plan  to
          operate CW, SSB and  RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10  metres. QSL  via
          home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX ON6UM]
ON      - UBA Section LGE members  will operate as  ON12FORTS from the  twelve
          fortresses around Liege between 2 July and the end of the year.  The
          first activity will take place on 2 July from the Fort of  Flemalle.
          QSL via ON5VL. [TNX ON6DP]
SM      - SM1WXC, SM1DVV, SM1CQA and SM1MUT will operate as SF1SKI from  Stora
          Karlso Island (off Gotland Island) and lighthouse (ARLHS SWE-371) on
          19-20  August  during  the  International  Lighthouse  &   Lightship
          Weekend. QSL via bureau. [TNX SM1TDE]
SV9     - Theodoros, SV1EJD will  be active  as SV9/SV1EJD  from Crete  Island
          (EU-015) on 6-20 July. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 10-80  metres
          with 100 watts. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]
T7      - A joint team of operators (T77C, T77CD, T77EB, T77GO, I4FYF,  I4TJE,
          IK4UNH, IK4WMH, IZ4AKS  and K5GN) will  participate in  the IARU  HF
          World Championship  as T70HQ,  representing the  local IARU  Society
          (ARRSM). They will  operate CW  and SSB  on all  bands. Expect  some
          activity as T70A before the contest. QSL via T70A, direct or bureau.
          [TNX IK4MGP]
UA      - The UE3EDA and UE1NEW team of  operators will be  active from a  few
          islands (not IOTA) located in Lake  Ladoga and Lake Onega between  1
          and 15 July. Expect activity  by RK3EXA/1 during  the IARU HF  World
          Championship.   Further    information    will    be    posted    at
          www.hamradio.ru/rrc and www.mdxc.org/edxg [TNX RZ3EM]
UA      - Sergej, UA3QUO  reports  he will  operate  as  UE3QMP  from  Russian
          districts VR-07 (Borisoglebsk), VR-11 (Povorino) and VR-16 between 1
          July and  20 August.  QSL  via home  call,  direct or  bureau.  Full
          information  on  the  Russian  Districts  Award  can  be  found   at
V7      - Rev. Bill  Burton, formerly  known as  DU3/G4CWA and  T88BA, is  now
          V73WJ from Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands and expects to be there
          for at least a year. He operates on 20 metres (14056 and 14320  kHz)
          as well as on 17 and 15 metres conditions permitting, using  dipoles
          (but  he  hopes  to  erect  a  triband  beam  donated  by  a   local
          Marshallese). QSL direct to G4OHX. [TNX V73WJ]
VE      - VO1MX (operators VO1TA,  VO1KVT, VO1JNS  and VO1MX)  will be  active
          from Exploits Island (NA-198) on 27-30 July, IOTA Contest  included.
          QSL via VO1MX. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VP5     - Bill, W5SJ will operate as VP5/W5SJ from Providenciales (NA-002)  on
          5-11 July. Primary  activity will be  on 6 metres  with a  7-element
          beam, and he will frequently "beacon"  CQ on 50.102 MHz.  Otherwise,
          he will operate mostly CW on 80-10 metres when conditions allow. QSL
          via W5FO. [TNX W5SJ]
W       - Howie, K1VSJ is now active from  Martha's Vineyard (NA-046)  through
          31 August. He  will participate in  the IOTA Contest.  QSL via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Jon, WB8YJF will operate CW, RTTY and SSB as WB8YJF/4 from  Ocracoke
          Island (NA-067) on 23-30 July, IOTA  Contest included. QSL via  home
          call, direct (Jon Severt, 5586 Babbitt Rd., New Albany, Ohio  43054,
          USA) or bureau. [TNX WB8YJF]
W       - N6VR, N6KZ, N6AWD, WB9AWX, KI6VC and  WA6SC will operate from  Santa
          Cruz Island (NA-144)  on 27-30 July.  They will use  N6VR/P for  the
          IOTA Contest and home callsigns  at other times.  They plan to  have
          three stations (one for the WARC bands and two for the other  bands)
          and to  operate SSB  and CW  (during the  contest  they will  use  a
          triband yagi for SSB and amplifier, and a vertical on CW). QSL  N6VR
          via N6AWD, others via home calls. [TNX N6VR]
W       - Mark, KO1U will be active in the IOTA Contest from NA-137. He  plans
          to operate from  either Cousins  (USI ME-041S)  and Littlejohn  (USI
          ME-065) islands.  QSL via  home call,  direct or  bureau. [TNX  OPDX
XX9     - XX9A will be the HQ station for the Associacao dos Radioamadores  de
          Macau (ARM) during  the IARU  HF World  Championship. Four  stations
          will be operated from Taipa Island (AS-075). QSL via XX9BB. [TNX The
          Daily DX]
YB      - Special callsign  YE1O will  be  used on  7-9  July (IARU  HF  World
          Championship included)  to  commmemorate  the  38th  anniversary  of
          ORARI. Operations will  take place  on 10-160  metres from  Cikoneng
          Lighthouse. QSL via YC1RIV. [TNX YB1TC]
YO      - YR0HQ will  be the  Federatia Romana  de Radioamatorism's  (FRR)  HQ
          station for the IARU HF World Championship. Logs will be uploaded to
          LOTW. A free of charge award  will be issued for contacts made  with
          YR0HQ,        please         contact         Adrian,         YO3APJ
          (adrian.sinitaru@electricaserv.ro) for the details. [TNX YO3APJ]
ZA      - Giuseppe/I2AZ, Pino/I8YGZ, Alfredo/IK7JWX and Gian Carlo/IK7QMJ will
          be active as ZA/homecall on all bands and modes from Albania on 7-17
          July. They plan to operate from a few rare locators as well as  from
          some lighthouses, and to  participate in the  Six Club Contest,  the
          IARU HF World Championship and the CQ WW VHF Contest. They are  also
          trying to get  the final  permission to  go and  operate from  Sazan
          Island (EU-169). QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IK7JWX]

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

COOK ISLANDS  (PREFIX CHANGE)  ---> Victor  Rivera,  ZK1CG reports  that  the
prefix change from ZK to E5 for the Cooks Islands was officially announced in
the local newspapers on 28 June. Please be advised that as of 1 July 2006 the
new prefix for the North and South Cook  Islands will be E5 (Echo Five),  but
only the first two characters will change,  while the rest will remain as  it
is. So ZK1CG,  ZK1USA and ZK1JD  will become E51CG,  E51USA and E51JD.  Local
amateur  radio  operators  normally  get  2-letter  callsigns  and   visiting
operators get 3-letter calls. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

IOTA SWL CONTEST  ---> Discontinued in  2005, it has  been picked  up by  the
Mediterraneo DX Club (SWL Section), in cooperation with the RSGB HF  Contests
Committee, and  it will  be held  in parallel  with the  IOTA Contest  (29-30
July). The "Geoff Watts Plaque", as well as a number of certificates, will be
presented  by  the  MDXC.  Please  visit  http://www.mdxc.org/swl  for   full
information (software included),  or e-mail  the Contest  Manager Dan  Rolla,
I1-12387 (iw1qla@tin.it).

NOT THE  MANAGER --->  Joe, AA4NN  (manager for  the W4  incoming QSL  Bureau
single letter prefixes)  reminds readers  that W4AO  is not  the manager  for
OD5NH, N4QB is not the manager for A61AJ and N4BP does not want QSL cards.

QSL UE1RLH  --->  The  QSL  manager  for  UE1RLH/1  and  UE1RLH/2  lighthouse
operations is  RA1QY,  direct (Alexey  M.Morozov,  P.O. Box  24,  Cherepovets
162611, Russia) or bureau. [TNX RA1QY]

QSL VIA IT9DAA ---> Corrado reports  that all of the  contacts made with  the
various special calls  that were active  for the MDXC  Members Trophy on  3-5
February are being  confirmed automatically  via the  bureau. Please  refrain
from sending your own QSL, unless you need a direct card. The results of this
year's event can be found at http://www.mdxc.org/trophyresults2006.asp

QSL VIA IZ8CCW ---> Antonio, IZ8CCW reports that all of the QSOs made by YE5M
(OC-215), TO7IR  and PZ5CY  have been  confirmed. Direct  requests have  been
processed and  mailed, and  the  rest of  the  contacts have  been  confirmed
automatically via the bureau.

WRTC 2006 ---> Thanks to Veijo Kontas,  OH6KN and Risto Lund, OH3UU from  the
Contest Club Finland (CCF), during the IARU HF World Championhsip you will be
able to follow  the WRTC 2006  Contest standings on  the Internet. The  Score
Board demo version (during the contest it will be live) is available for  you
to see at http://www.hagasoft.com. [TNX PY5EG]

+ SILENT KEY + Eugene Zvontsov, EZ8BO passed  away on 11 June. Born in  1931,
he was the oldest amateur radio  operator in Turkmenistan.  Those who need  a
QSL card for  EZ8BO as well  as for EZ75BO,  EZ21BO, EZ10BO, EY9YBO,  EZ56BO,
EZ60BO and EZ8AZ can send their request to Stan, RU4SS. [TNX RU4SS]

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

DXCC DIALOG:  The ARRL DXCC  Desk has  inaugurated the  "DXCC Dialog  Weblog",
              containing news and  notes about the  ARRL DXCC programme.  This
              page will have up-to-date information about the DXCC  program;me
              it does not provide for users to post responses, but authors and
              e-mail addresses are listed. The blog will be updated as  needed
              to inform  and  update the  DXing  community regarding  news  of
              interest. Give a look to  http://www.arrl.org/blog/DXCC%20Dialog
              [TNX N7NG]
DJ6SI:        A QSL collection of Baldur's past operations (from 1964 to 2005)
              can be found his new web  site at http://www.pileup.de.com  [TNX

QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3A/DJ7RJ,  3D2NB, 3D2RX,  3DA0NW,
3W9HRN, 3Y0X, 4L8A,  5H3EE, 8P5A, 9M6/SM5GMZ,  A92GR, AP2MIZ, BD7KLO,  C31CT,
C56JHF, CE0Z,  CE9/F2JD,  DU1/IV3IYH  (OC-090),  ES3RFL,  FG/K9NW,  FO/DL1AWI
(OC-114), FO/DL5XU, FO/DL9AWG,  FO/DL9AWI (OC-114),  FS/DL7DF, J5DOT,  J5TRJ,
(OC-258), R1MVC, R1MVW, RU9TC, S01MZ, S58N, S79RJ, SV9CVY, T68G, T94KC, TB0DX
(AS-123), TG9NX, TL8DPA,  TM8ANT, TY2AB, TY4TW,  TY5MR, UA9MA, V51AS,  V85SS,


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