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                              425 DX News #795
                               29 July 2006 

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

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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

Your editors  left on  Tuesday, July  25,  destination the  International  DX
Festival in Montenegro. This week's bulletin is shorter than usual, as it had
to be prepared  in advance with  the information available  through 24  July.
Many thanks to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA for distributing the bulletin on  our

               >>> KH8SI, SWAINS ISLAND: DXCC ENTITY #337 <<<

With the addition of Section II,  Criteria Rule 1c)  to the Political  Entity
criteria, certain former  separation entities  may now  qualify as  Political
Entities. One such entity has been determined to be American Samoa.  American
Samoa is now a Political Entity for DXCC purposes.
As a result of the reclassification of American Samoa, and upon the filing of
a request and substantiating evidence, and  with the concurrence of the  DXAC
and the Awards Committee, Swains Island has been added to the DXCC List.
Swains Island, entity number  337, qualifies as  the first separation  entity
from American Samoa, now  a Political Entity.  The distance between  American
Samoa and Swains  Island has been  determined to be  in excess of  350 km  as
required by DXCC Rules Section II,  Paragraph 2, Section  b). QSOs made  with
Swains Island on or after 0001Z, July 22, 2006 will count for DXCC credit.
For additional information please contact Bill Moore, NC1L (dxcc@arrl.org).

The first  operation from  this new  DXCC Entity  will  be conducted  by  Kan
(JA1BK), Uti (KS6FO), Paul (F6EXV), John (K1ER), Tets (AH7C) and John (K8YSE)
under the callsign KH8SI. The plan is to leave Pago-Pago on 25 or 27 July and
to be on the air (SSB and CW on 17-160 metres) for 3-4 days. QSL via JA1BK.

3V     - TS60HS is  the  special  callsign  to be  aired  on  28-30  July  to
         celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Hammam Sousse Scout Group. The
         activity will  take place  from Kuriat  Island (AF-092),  which  was
         activated only once back in June 2002 (3V8KO). The operators will be
         Anis/3V8ST, Halim/3V8SS, Achraf/3V8SF an  possibily others. QSL  via
         IZ8CCW.    Further    information     will    be    available     at
         http://www.mdxc.org/ts60hs/ [TNX IZ8CCW]
3X     - Dani, 6W/EA4ATI will be active as 3XY9B from Conakry, Guinea on  1-8
         August. He plans to operate on all HF bands plus some activity on  6
         metres. QSL direct to EA4ATI. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
9A     - Peter, HA9MDP  and Tamas,  HG9MET will  be active  as 9A/HA9MDP  and
         9A/HG9MET from IOTA group EU-170 on 3-13 August. They plan to  visit
         and operate from the islands of Pasman (CI-085) and Ugljan (CI-134),
         plus some others depending on local  conditions. Expect activity  on
         80-2 metres. QSL via bureau to their home calls. [TNX HA0HW]
9G     - Scott, AC3A reports  that he  will be  operating on  40-6 metres  as
         9G5SE from Accra, Ghana on 5-12 August.
C9     - Reinhard, DL6DQW and Ken, G3OCA will operate on 10-80 metres (plus 6
         metres, depending on propagation) SSB and CW as C94KF from Inhacamba
         Island in  the Mozambique-Zambezia  District (AF-103/pr),  the  last
         unactivated IOTA group  in Mozambique, on  5-14 August.  Propagation
         forecast have been prepared and particular attention will be paid to
         East and West  coast USA. QSL  via G3OCA, direct  or bureu  (Russian
         Federation stations may QSL via  UA4SKW). There might  be a one  day
         operation from AF-098 using  the call C93RF  (QSL via DL6DQW).  [TNX
G      - A group of operators from the Newbury & District ARS (namely 2E0KOP,
         G3ZGC, G4FON, G6FOP and M0DDT) will participate in the IOTA  Contest
         as G7N  from  the  Isle  of  Wight  (EU-120).  QSL  via  G5XV.  [TNX
GD     - The MD4K Contest Group (G3NKC, G4BWP, G4MJS, G4XUM, M0BEW and M0RHI)
         will participate in the IOTA Contest from the Isle of Man  (EU-116).
         QSL via G3NKC  (direct). The  on-line form  for bureau  cards is  at
         http://www.md4k.com/qslinfo.htm  [TNX NG3K]
GM     - The Orkney Amateur  Radio Club  (http://www.eu009.com) will  operate
         SSB and CW as MM0MWW from Cantick Head Lighthouse (ARLHS SCO-038) on
         the Isle  of Hoy  (EU-009) on  18-20  August for  the  International
         Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend. QSL via  GM0IFM (direct only).  [TNX
HR     - Dale, K4EQ will be  active as HR6/K4EQ  from Roatan Island  (NA-057)
         from 31 July to 4 August. This will be a QRP only operation,  mostly
         CW with some digital modes. Most  operating will be during his  late
         evening and early morning hours. Depending  on the band  conditions,
         he plans to  work 40,  30, 20,  and 17  metres. QSL  via home  call,
         direct only.  Further  information  at  http://www.k4eq.com/hr6.html
         [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
I      - Wave Master Team's member  Giovanni, IK1WEG will  operate on the  HF
         bands as IF9/IK1WEG/P from Favignana Island (EU-054, IIA TP-011)  on
         3-19 August. [TNX IW1FGZ]
I      - ARI Ancona will operate special station IY6GM from Monte  Cappuccini
         (WAIL MA-003, ARLHS ITA-104) between 5  and 20 August. The  activity
         will celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the experiments carried  out
         by Guglielmo  Marconi from that place. QSL via QSL via I6GFX, direct
         or bureau. [TNX I6GFX]
I      - Special callsign II5RW will be aired on 6-14 August for the Roverway
         Italia 2006  (http://www.roverway.it/inglese.htm).  QSL  via  I3GJJ,
         direct or bureau. [TNX IK0YQJ]
I      - Fabio, IW1DFU will be active as IA5/IW1DFU from Elba Island (EU-028,
         IIA LI-001)  from 14  August to  1 September.  He plans  to  operate
         mainly CW on 40, 30, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via home call, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX IW1DFU]
I      - Simone/IZ0BTV,   Giovanni/IW7DOL,    Marco/IZ7DOK,    Gianni/IZ7FLP,
         John/IK8LIU,     Franco/IK8WEJ,     Luigi/IW8EQS,     Oreste/IZ8EDJ,
         Francesco/IZ8EQF, Mario/IZ8EZP and Salvatore/IZ8GGF will participate
         in the  IOTA Contest  as  IC8S (QSL  via  IK8WEJ) from  Dino  Island
         (EU-144, IIA  CS-002). After  the contest,  they will  operate  from
         Isola  dei  Serpenti  (not  IOTA,  IIA  CS-007).  Pictures  will  be
         available  at  http://www.strangeradioteam.com  [TNX  Strange  Radio
I      - Flavio/I3JRF,  Ampelio/IK3JBP,   Andrea/IK3MZS,  Andrea/IW3IGT   and
         Jack/IZ3DBA will  operate  as  II4GOR  from  Goro  Lighthouse  (WAIL
         ER-007, ARLHS ITA-073) for the International Lighthouse &  Lightship
         Weekend (19-20 August). They plan to be active on 10-80 metres, plus
         6 and  2 metres  during the  field day.  QSL via  IK3MZS, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX IK3MZS]
IS0    - Emiliano/IS0BRQ, Gianni/IS0YUJ and possibily  others will be  active
         in the IOTA  Contest from San  Pietro Island  (EU-165, IIA  CI-009).
         [TNX IS0BRQ]
OH     - Mikko, OH1HJO will participate in the IOTA Contest as OH1HJO/P  from
         Putsaari Island  (EU-096). Expect  activity on  80,  40, 15  and  10
         metres (no 20 metres because of licence restrictions) SSB, with some
         CW upon request. QSL via OH1HJO, direct or bureau. The web page  for
         the operation is at http://www.lailanet.fi/mikko.kareniemi/index.php
         [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
OJ0    - The   QLF    DX-Team   (Bjorn/LA5UKA,    Andy/LA8AJA,    Olav/LB8IB,
         Morten/LA9DFA and Trond/LA9VDA)  will operate as  OJ0LA from  Market
         Reef (EU-053) on  8-14 September. Expect  activity on 10-160  metres
         SSB, CW  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  LA9VDA,  direct  (Trond  Johannessen,
         Helgedalen 13, N-1528 Moss, Norway) or  bureau (e-mail requests  for
         bureau cards can be sent to la9vda2003@yahoo.no). The web  page  for
         the expedition  is at  http://www.la8aja.com/expeditions/oj0la_2006/
         [TNX LA9VDA]
ON     - Special call ON6BDC will be aired  on 5-8 August to commemorate  the
         mining disaster of 8 August  1956 at Bois  du Cazier in  Marcinelle,
         when 262 men (including 136 Italians and 95 Belgians) died in a coal
         mine fire. Activity will take place on 20 and 40 metres SSB, from  7
         to 12 UTC. All of the  QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the
         bureau. Further  information on  this activity,  as well  as on  the
         relevant certificate can be found at www.on4con.be [TNX ON4LFP]
OZ     - Michael, DL3FCG  will operate  CW and  SSB  as OZ/DL3FCG  from  Romo
         Island (EU-125) on  5-19 August.  QSL via  home call.  Logs will  be
         uploaded to LOTW. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SM     - Eric, SM1TDE  will participate  in the  IOTA  Contest as  SA1A  from
         Gotland Island (EU-020). His will be a SOAB Low Power CW entry.  QSL
         via SM1TDE, bureau preferred. [TNX SM1TDE]
SV     - Darren, G0TSM will operate CW and SSB as SV8/G0TSM/p from  Zakynthos
         (EU-052) from 25 July to  1 August, IOTA  Contest included. QSL  via
         home call, direct  or bureau. Logs  will be uploaded  to LOTW.  [TNX
SV     - Geza, HA4XG  and Gabi,  HA1YA will  operate  as either  SV8/HA4XG  &
         SV8/HA1YA and J48XG  & J48YA from  Thassos Island  (EU-174) on  5-19
         August. [TNX F5NQL]
UA     - UA1ANE,  UA1ATI,  RA1ANP,  RN1AW  and   RX1AW  have  changed   their
         destination and are no longer going  to Seskar Island [425DXN  793].
         Their 26  July-1  August activity  will  take place  from  Vikhrevoy
         Island (RRA 01-15, not listed in  the IOTA Directory) and  Povorotny
         Lighthouse. QSL via home calls. [TNX RN1AW]
VE     - Barry, VE1TRI will operate SSB from  Big Tancook Island (NA-081)  on
         28-30 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via bureau to home call. [TNX
VE     - Gordon, VE3RGG  will  operate  from  Cabot  Head  Lighthouse  (ARLHS
         CAN-067) on 1-6 August. Look for him in the late afternoon and early
         evening hours on  40 and 20  metres using low  power. QSL direct  to
         home call. [TNX VE3NQK]
VE     - Heinz, VA7AQ will operate as VA7AQ/VA9  from the islands of  Lameque
         and Miscou (both count for NA-068) on 2-6 August. QSL via home call.
         [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VE     - The Niagara Peninsula ARC will operate special event station  VE3WCD
         on 5-6  August during  the Canal  Days  festival at  Port  Colborne,
         Ontario. QSL via VE3JDF. [TNX VA3RJ]
VP5    - Kelly, N0VD and Alan, WB9JTK will  be active in their spare time  as
         VP5/homecall from  Providenciales (NA-002),  Caicos Islands  on  1-6
         August. VP5/N0VD will make a  special effort on  the low bands  with
         attention given to the EU sunrise and JA sunset. Both operators will
         be concentrating on CW with some operation in the US general  bands.
         QSL to home calls. [TNX N0VD]
VP9    - Frank, K3TRM will operate as VP9/K3TRM  from Bermuda on 3-8  August.
         Activity will be  on 160-6 metres  SSB, RTTY, and  CW. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. Additional information will be available  at
         http://www.k3trm.com/ [TNX NG3K]
W      - Sherman, W4ATL will operate from Sunset Beach (NA-112) from 30  July
         to 4 August. He plans to  be active late in the  IOTA Contest on  40
         and 20 metres CW, while he  will be 40-12 metres  mainly CW for  the
         rest of his stay. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
W      - The Old Barney ARC will be operating as N2OB from "Old Barney",  the
         Barnegat Lighthouse  (USA-039) on  Long  Beach Island  (NA-111,  USI
         NJ-001S) on 5 August from about 13 UTC until  22  UTC (rain date   6
         August). Most operation is planned for 20 and 40 metres SSB. QSL via
         N2OB. [TNX N2OO]
W      - Steve, W3HF will be active  as W3HF/4 from  Bogue Banks (NA-112)  on
         6-12 August. Operation  will be QRP  on 40-15  metres; primary  mode
         will be PSK, with some SSB  (stations who want SSB operation  please
         contact him before the  trip at w3hf@arrl.net).  QSL via home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
YB     - The Bekasi  DX Club  (namely Joz/YD1JZ,  Terry/YC1KAF,  Arif/YB1BAD,
         Ras/YE1BI, Yon/YB1CCF,  Hery/YB1KAR) will  participate in  the  IOTA
         Contest as YE1ZAT from Java (OC-021). [TNX YB1BAD]
YO     - YO3JW, YO8RIJ, YO9GJX,  YO9WF and YO9XC  will operate  as YP1W  from
         Sacalinu Mare  (EU-183)  from 26  July  to 6  August,  IOTA  Contest
         included. QSL  via  YO3JW. They  also  plan to  go  and  operate  as
         homecall/p from  a  couple  of  lighthouses  in  that  area  (Sfintu
         Gheorghe, ARLHS ROM-007 and Sulina, ARLHS ROM-008). [TNX YO3JW]
YV     - A group of  operators from the  4M5DX Group  (namely YV1CTE,  YV1FM,
         YY1JGT, YY1RDX, YY4MP, YY5HBO and YY5RED) along with the support  of
         the Mediterraneo DX Club will be  active on all  bands and modes  as
         YX5IOTA from La Tortuga (SA-044) on 24-30 September. QSL via IT9DAA.
         Further information can be  found at http://yx5iota.4m5dx.org/  [TNX

CARIBBEAN VACATION  ---> Kan,  AB2RF/JJ2RCJ will  operate as  FG/JJ2RCJ  from
Guadeloupe (NA-102) on  3-7 August and  as V47/AB2RF from  Nevis (NA-104)  on
8-12 August. He plans to focus  on RTTY, CW and 30/40  metres. QSL direct  to
AB2RF (no IRCs please). Logs will be uploaded to LOTW. [TNX NG3K]

EA9 & EUROPEAN TOUR ---> Slavo, SP2JMB will  operate on 160, 80, 40, 30,  20,
15 and 10 metres CW and SSB between 2 and 25 August while visiting Gibraltar,
Ceuta & Melilla, Spain,  Monaco and Liechtenstien.  QSL for these  activities
via SP2PI. [TNX SP2PI]

                    <<< RSGB IOTA CONTEST (29-30 JULY>>>

The following  stations have  announced their  participation in  this  year's
event (from  12 UTC  on 29  July through  12 UTC  on the  30th).  Information
arrived later than 24 July has not  been included, as your editors left  home
on   the   25th.   For   lastest   additions   please   give   a   look    to
http://www.rsgbiota.org/, to  the IOTW  Calendar maintained  by John,  WD8MGQ
(http://www.islandchaser.com/iotw/calendar2/) and to the announced  operation
lists maintained by
Ric, DL2VFR (http://www.iota-post.de/iotatest/hauptteil_iotatest.html) and
Bill, NG3K (http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2006.html).

Other groups will be  activated during the  weekend, but advance  information
did not mention if the operators participate in the  contest. Full details on
the contest can be found at http://www.contesting.co.uk/hfcc/iota.shtml

SWLs please note that the IOTA  SWL Contest, discontinued  in 2005, 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. Please visit http://www.mdxc.org/swl for full information  (software

Good luck to you all!

Ref.No.  Call/Ops       QSL           Ref.No.  Call/Ops       QSL
------------------------------        ------------------------------
AF-004   EA8/DJ2CK/P    DJ2CK         EU-127   DF0TX
AF-019   IG9/IZ7FLQ/p   IZ7FLQ        EU-128   DJ7YT/p        DJ7YT
AS-081   HL5BMX/p       HL5BMX        EU-129   DR6IOTA        DM5DX
AS-105   D80HQ/2        HL1OYF        EU-132   SP4JWR/1       SP4JWR
AS-115   TA3J/0         TA3YJ         EU-132   SQ4GXE/1       SQ4GXE
AS-117   JA4GXS/4       JA4GXS        EU-143   ED7SPI         EC7AEJ
AS-122   D7C            HL2IFR        EU-144   IC8S           IK8WEJ
AS-129   BD7KLO/7       BD7KLO        EU-146   PB2T/p         ON6NL
EU-001   SX5P           SV5FRD        EU-146   PE1OPM/P       NL-12339
EU-002   OH0Z           W0MM          EU-149   ES2U
EU-003   CU2CR          CU2CR         EU-165   I0PNM/IM0      I0PNM
EU-006   EJ/G3LZQ       G3LZQ         EU-165   IS0BRQ/IM0
EU-006   EJ3GKB/p       GI8SKN        EU-165   IS0YUJ/IM0
EU-008   GM2Z           MM0DFV        EU-170   9A/HG3X        HA3FIN
EU-008   GM4A           MM0DFV        EU-171   OZ7BQ/p        OZ7BQ/p
EU-010   GM3PPG/P       G3PPG         EU-172   OZ/DL4FO       DL4FO
EU-010   GM7V           M0CMK         EU-174   J48IM          HA0IM
EU-010   MM/OP0J        ON4ADN        EU-174   J48JJ          HA7JJS
EU-011   M1KTA/p        M1KTA         EU-174   J48NAR         HA0NAR
EU-011   M8C            G4DFI         EU-174   J48NL          HA6NL
EU-013   GJ2A       K2WR or GJ3DVC    EU-174   J48PL          HA7PL
EU-014   TK/IW0HK       IW0HK         EU-174   J48PS          HA6PS
EU-016   9A7B           9A4W          EU-179   UX2IQ/P        UX2IQ
EU-020   SA1A           SM1TDE        EU-182   EM5F           UX0FF
EU-031   IC8WIC         IC8WIC        EU-183   YP1W           YO3JW
EU-034   ES0/DK2ZF      DK2ZF         NA-002   VP5/K4ZGB      K4ZGB
EU-038   PC6IOTA        PG7V          NA-029   VE3ZZ/VY2      VE3ZZ
EU-040   CT6B           CS1GDX        NA-031   AA1AC/p        AA1AC
EU-042   DC1HPS/P       DC1HPS        NA-032   FP/K9OT        K9OT
EU-043   SM6/SP4AAZ/p   SP4AAZ        NA-032   FP/KB9LIE      KB9LIE
EU-049   SV8/PA9M/p     PA9M          NA-038   VC2W           VE1RGB
EU-052   SV8/G0TSM/p    G0TSM         NA-038   VE7SAR/VE2
EU-052   SV8/IK2XYG     IK2XYG        NA-046   K1VSJ          K1VSJ
EU-054   IF9ZWA         IF9ZWA        NA-046   W2JU/1         W2JU
EU-055   LA/DB7TF       DB7TF         NA-055   N1DX           N1DX
EU-057   DL/PC2T        PC2T          NA-067   N4YDU/4        N4YDU
EU-064   TM7C           F4AJQ         NA-067   WB8YJF/4       WB8YJF
EU-068   F/ON4ON/p      ON4ON         NA-081   VE1TRI         VE1TRI
EU-077   ED1CA          EA1CA         NA-083   K4VAC          K4VAC
EU-088   OZ/DL2VFR      DL2VFR        NA-092   KA5GUD/p       KA5GUD
EU-088   OZ8MW/P        OZ8MW         NA-092   KI5JF/p        KI5JF
EU-089   CU8T           CT1GFK        NA-112   W4ATL          W4ATL
EU-092   MM0Q           MM0BQI        NA-112   W4KTF/p        W4KTF
EU-096   OH1HJO/P       OH1HJO        NA-113   C6APR          K3IXD
EU-116   MD4K           G3NKC         NA-137   KO1U           KO1U
EU-120   G7N            G5XV          NA-140   W3RFA          W3RFA
EU-121   EJ2MT          EI6HB         NA-144   N6VR/P         N6AWD
EU-122   GN0ADX/P       GM0ADX        NA-144   KI6VC/p        KI6VC
EU-123   GM0B           GM0EGI        NA-198   VO1MX          VO1MX
EU-123   MM0OVL/P       MM0OVL        OC-021   YE1ZAT
EU-123   MM3M           G4FAL         OC-022   YC3MM/9        IZ8CCW
EU-124   GW5X           M3ZYZ         OC-097   5W0XX (?)      JF3MYU
EU-124   GW8K           GW0ANA        OC-245   YE5R           YB5NOF
EU-125   OZ0ACA         ON4ACA        SA-070   CE5S           HA1AG
EU-127   DA0T

ON5FP, OPDX Bulletin, SM1TDE, Strange Radio Team, TA3J, The Daily DX,  UT3IB,
UX0FF, VA3RJ, VA7AQ,  VE3ZZ, WB8YJF, www.islandchaser.com,  www.rsgbiota.org,
YB1TC, ZL1CT and others.

QSLs received direct or through managers:  3V8DLH, 3W9HRN, 3Y0X, 4K9W,  4T4V,
5H3AA, 5R8GA, 5R8GZ, 5U7B, 6W7/F8PDR, 6W8CK, 8R1WD, 9H3MR, A22/JA4ATV, A71EM,
GM0DHZ/p (EU-123), HB9BQR, HF0POL (AN-010),  HQ9F, IS0GQX, JD1BLK,  JW/DJ3KR,
S79GRE, ST2X, SV2ASP/A,  SV5/DJ7RJ, T32TF,  T33MR, T98T,  TC2T, TM6VER,  TO0O
(NA-107), TP20CE, TU2XZ, TY5LEO, TY5MR, UA0FAI (AS-018), UN7LZ, V47KP, V51LK,

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