425 DX News issue #797

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                              425 DX News #797
                              12 August 2006 

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

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                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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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

4L      - 4L9MR is the callsign that  Eugene, UX3MR will  be using during  his
          10-31 August  activities from  Georgia [425DXN  796]. QSL  via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX UX3MR]
CE      - Hector, CE3FZL and Ricardo, CE3HDI will operate on all bands as CE2P
          (SSB) and CE2F (CW) respectively from the lighthouse at Punta  Panul
          (ARLHS  CHI-073)  during   the  International   Lighthouse/Lightship
          Weekend on 19-20 August. QSL  CE2P via EA5KB,  QSL CE2F via  CE3HDI.
          [TNX EA5OL]
CT3     - Richard, PA0RRS will be active as  CT3/PA0RRS from Madeira  (AF-014)
          on 17-31 August. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX PA0RRS]
DL      - A group of about ten operators will be active as DF0WFB from  Hallig
          Oland Island  (EU-042) on  17-20 August.  QSL to  DF0WFB, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
DL      - DH3WO, DJ2HD, DL7JAN, DG0UFA and  DJ2BQ will operate  CW and SSB  on
          80-10 metres as DA2006LH from  Staberhuk Lighthouse (ARLHS  FED-226)
          on Fehmarn Island (EU-128) for the ILLW. QSL via bureau or direct to
          DG0UFA. [TNX DL7JAN]
DL      - Helmut, DL7VOX  reports  he will  operate  CW on  160-10  metres  as
          DL7VOX/p from Usedom  Island (EU-129, O-013  for the German  Islands
          Award) on 3-15 September.
EX      - The Amateur Radio Union of Kyrgyzstan reports that memorial  station
          EX15ID will be active from 25  August to 5 September to  commemorate
          the 15th anniversary of the indipendence of the Kyrgyz Republic. QSL
          via EX8AB. [TNX EX8AB]
F       - Weather and tide  permitting, Bernard/F9IE and  Frank/F4AJQ will  go
          and operate SSB and CW (for  a few hours only, starting around  6.30
          UTC) as  F6KOP/p  from  Pilier  Island  (EU-064,  DIFM  AT-030)  and
          lighthouse on 12 August. QSL via F6AML. [TNX F5NQL]
F       - Franck, F8ADY reports he will  be active as  F8ADY/p from Re  Island
          (EU-032, DIFM AT-022) from 26 August  to 1 September. He also  plans
          to operate from a few DPLF (Diplome des Phares du Littoral Francais,
          http://www.wlota.com/dplf/dplf.htm) lighthouses  (Les Baleines,  St.
          Martin de Re, La Flotte and maybe others). Franck is also active  in
          the   French    Mills    (Diplome    des    Moulins    de    France,
          http://f5pez.free.fr/index2.htm) and Castles  (Diplome des Forts  et
          Chateaux   de   France,   http://f6fna.club.fr/dfcfa2.html)    award
          programmes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
F       - Special event call TM8CDX will  be aired on  2-16 September for  the
          28th Clipperton  DX  Club (http://www.cdxc.org/)  Convention,  which
          will be held at at Arcachon on 16-17 September. All of the QSOs will
          be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct requests should be
          sent to F5CQ. [TNX F5NQL]
FH      - Sam Serge, F6AML  will be active  as TX6A from  Mayotte (AF-027)  on
          5-17 October.  He  plans to  operate  CW and  SSB  on  80-10  metres
          (suggested frequencies:  3514,  7014, 10115,  14014,  18071,  21014,
          24892 and  28014 kHz;  3785, 7057,  14266, 18140,  21266, 24966  and
          28444 kHz) and to pay special attention to North America and  Japan.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AML]
FP      - Look for  Billy, FP/VE1AAO  (QSL direct  to  home call)  and  Duane,
          FP/WV2B (QSL direct via KA3QLF)  will be active  with 100 watts  and
          simple verticals from  the island of  St. Pierre  (NA-032) on  10-13
          August. They will  operate CW and  SSB on various  bands, but  their
          activity is most likely to concentrate on 20, 30 and 40 metres.
G       - The Chippenham & District Amateur Radio Club  (http://g3vre.org.uk/)
          will operate as GB2LI from  Lundy Island (EU-120)  off the coast  of
          Devon on 16-21 September. They will  operate SSB, CW  and FM on  80,
          40, 30, 20, 15 and 2 metres (the generator will be off from 23 to  7
          local time). QSL via bureau. [TNX G3YBT]
GD      - The Worked All Britain Awards  Group will be  holding a joint  event
          with the Isle of Man  ARS and the  British Amateur Radio  Lighthouse
          Society on 19-26  August. Please visit  www.worked-all-britain.co.uk
          for further information on this  "Activity Week" as  well as on  the
          relevant awards. [TNX K1XN]
GM      - Tony, G0GFL  and Nicky,  M5YLO will  be active  as GB2SLH  from  the
          Sumburgh Lighthouse (ARLHS SCO-232) on  Shetland Island (EU-012)  on
          12-26 August. QSL via G0GFL, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
GW      - The Barry  Amateur Radio  Society will  operate  as GB5FI  from  the
          lighthouse on  Flatholm Island  (EU-124) on  18-20 August.  QSL  via
          GW0ANA. [TNX GW0ANA]
GW      - The Grantham  ARC  (http://www.garc.org.uk) will  operate  on  10-80
          metres all modes as GC0GRC/p and GC7GRC/p (from the lighthouse) from
          Skokholm Island (EU-124) on  26-29 August. They  plan to have  10-12
          operators involved in this activity. All contacts will be  confirmed
          automatically via the bureau,  the QSL manager  for direct cards  is
          G0RCI. [TNX G0RCI]
HA      - Special event  station  HG8SDS (http://www.qsl.net/hg8sds)  will  be
          activated  again  on  14-20  August  by   Veszto  Radio  Club   from
          Veszto-Magor during the "Sarret Days". QSL via HA8PH. [TNX HA8IC]
HP      - The Panama Canal Amateur Radio Association will operate as HO1L from
          the Miraflores Lighthouse (ARLHS PAN-030) on 19-20 August during the
          ILLW. QSL via HP1IBF. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I       - Nicola/I0SNY, Erica/IZ0EIK, Giuseppe/IW7EBE and Francesco/IZDTC will
          be active on 80m-6m from  La Chiaca Island  (IIA FG-011; WWL JN81BW)
          on 13-14 August. [TNX I0SNY]
I       - Sea    conditions    permitting,    Alessio/IZ0CKJ,    Simon/IZ7ATN,
          Paolo/IZ0EVI, Luca/IZ6DSQ and Angelo/IZ0ENB will  operate on 20  and
          40 metres from La Botte (EU-045,  IIA LT-003) on 13 August,  between
          10 and  18 UTC.  Other operations  from Palmarola  (IIA LT-008)  and
          other satellite  IB0 islands  (LT-006, LT-009,  LT-029, LT-026)  are
          possibile between  14  and 24  August.  QSL via  IZ0CKJ,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX IZ0CKJ]
I       - Stefano, IZ5FDE  will  be active  as  IA5/IZ5FDE  from  Elba  Island
          (EU-028, IIA LI-001) on 13-25 August.  QSL via home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
I       - A group of operators from ARI Piombino will be active on 80m-23cm as
          IP5P from Palmaiola Island (EU-028, IIA LI-007) and lighthouse (WAIL
          TO-005, ARLHS ITA-109)  on 18-20 August.  QSL via  IQ5BA, direct  or
          bureau. Pictures  and  further  information  will  be  available  at
          www.iq5ba.it [TNX IZ5FSA]
I       - ARI San  Benedetto  del  Tronto will  participate  in  the  ILLW  as
          IQ6SB/LGH from the  local lighthouse (WAIL  MA 001, ARLHS  ITA-154).
          QSL via bureau. [TNX I6HWD]
I       - IK8SHL, IZ8GUQ, IK8XSY, IZ2FEB, IW8CGX, IZ8EWD and possibily  others
          will operate as IQ8PZ from Santo Ianni (EU-144, IIA PZ-001) on 19-20
          August. [TNX IZ8ESK]
I       - Max, IZ5BTC will operate  BSK31 and RTTY  as IA5/IZ5BTC/p from  Elba
          Island (EU-028, IIA LI-001) from  29 August to  9 September. QSL  to
          home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ5BTC]
J7      - Karl, N1DL (J79DL) and George, W4LFK  (J79MD) will be operating  all
          modes  from  Dominica  (NA-101)  on   21-27  September.  They   will
          participate in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest as J7R. QSL via N1DL.  [TNX
JA      - Look for  JJ5BQN/5 to be active on 20 and 40 metres  from  Yo Island
          (AS-076, JIIA AS-076-005) on 19-20 August. QSL via home call, direct
          or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KL      - K6HFA and  K6HTM,  who have  been  active as  K7A  from  Fox  Island
          (NA-197) for a  few days, should  be active from  the town of  North
          Pole, mainland  Alaska starting  around  12 August.  Information  on
          further activities, as  well as  the QSL  route, will  be posted  at
LA      - Bernd/DH1ND,  Bernd/DJ8LG,  Gerd/DG1XG,  Ralf/DK4DV,  Juergen/DJ5HD,
          Manfred/DL6HBX,  Wolfgang/DJ5ZWS,   Jan-Ole/DB8JO,  Jorn/DG5XJ   and
          Helmut/DL8RM will operate on all bands and modes as LA/homecall from
          Fedje Island (EU-055) on 17-22 August. They will participate in  the
          ILLW (19-20 August) from Hellisoy  Fyr (ARLHS NOR-022,  WLOTA-0496).
          QSL     via     home      calls.     Further     information      at
          http://www.qslnet.de/member/dg1xg/fedje.html [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
LA      - The Norwegian Expedition  Club (http://www.la1nec.no/) will  operate
          as LA1NEC from  Jomfruland (EU-061) on  18-20 August  for the  ILLW.
          Plans are to operate from  both the lighthouses  on the island.  QSL
          via bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
LU      - The  Bahia  Blanca   DX  Group  (http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar)   will
          participate in the ILLW from five different lighthouses. From Rincon
          (ARLHS ARG-036)  the  special callsign  LR3DX  will  be  used;  from
          Recalada  (ARG-009),  Baliza  Chica   (ARG-083)  and  Punta   Tejada
          (reference number  TBA) the  operators will  be signing  homecall/D;
          from Hipasam  (ARG-040) they  will use  homecall/V QSL  for all  via
          bureau or direct to LU7DSY (Carlos Almiron, P.O. Box 709, 8000 Bahia
          Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina). The Bahia Blanca DX Group sponsors
          the "Province of Buenos Aires Lighthouses Award". [TNX LU9ESD]
OH      - Vincenzo, IZ0FKE reports he will operate  as OH1AA (QSL via  IZ0EHO)
          from Parainen-Pargas (EU-096) on 9-11 August and as OH0/IZ0FKE  (QSL
          via IZ0FMA) from  Odkarby, Aland Islands  (EU-002) on 12-23  August.
          Further information at http://www.iz0fke.com
ON      - Members of UBA Section OSA (ON4OSA, www.osa.uba.be) will operate  as
          ON9BD from the lighthsip "Westhinder  III" berthed at  Bonapartedok,
          Antwerp on 19-22 August for the ILLW and the Tall Ships Races  2006.
          [TNX ON4QE]
SP      - Look for SN2NP to be  aired from the  historic lighthouse at  Gdansk
          Nowy Port  (ARLHS POL-033)  on 18-20  August. QSL  via SP2BIK.  [TNX
UA      - A team of Russians  will be signing  RK0LXD/p from Putyatina  Island
          (AS-066) on 17-21 August. They plan  to operate CW and SSB on  10-80
          metres. QSL via  UA0LQJ (Russian stations)  or IK2DUW  (rest of  the
          world). [TNX UA0LQJ]
VE      - Kevin, WD0AAV  will be  active as  WD0AVV/VYO from  Iqaluit  (Baffin
          Island, NA-047), Nunavut on 14-18 August. Activity will be on  40-10
          metres mainly CW. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
VE      - Guy, VE2QRA plans to operate on  80-6 metres mostly SSB as  VE2QRA/p
          from Anticosti Island (NA-077)  on 12-18 August.  QSL via home  call
          (direct). [TNX VA3RJ]
W       - The Hiawatha  Amateur Radio  Association will  be active  as K8G  on
          19-20 August for the ILLW. The operation will be from Granite Island
          (not IOTA,  USI MI-080L)  and lighthouse  (ARLHS USA-333).  QSL  via
          K8PT.     Further      information     can      be     found      at
          www.qsl.net/k8lod/graniteisland.html [TNX VA3RJ]
XV      - Hiro, JA1DHY (XV3DHY)  and Oshima,  JA1EKK (XV3EKK)  will be  active
          from Vietnam from 31 August to  6 September. Look  for XV3DHY on  6,
          15, 17, 20, 30 and 80 metres  CW and SSB, while XV3EKK will  operate
          on 6, 15 and 20 metres  SSB and SSTV. QSL via  home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JA3AFJ]
YU6     - Ace, DJ0LZ will be in Montenegro  on 14-25 August  and has plans  to
          operate on the  HF bands and  6 metres SSB.  He is  waiting for  the
          licence (YT6/DJ0LZ or 4O3LZ). [TNX N3CZ]
ZA      - Emilio, IK0OKY has  been back to  Albania since 9  August, and  will
          remain there until mid-September. He operates as ZA/IK0OKY mostly on
          6 and 2 metres. QSL via IW0BET, direct or bureau. [TNX IK0OKY]
ZS      - Matt, ZS1MJJ and Derrick, ZS1DUP will  operate again as ZS1RBI  from
          Robben Island (AF-064) and lighthouse on 20-21 August. [TNX F5NQL]

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

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

9G5UR & 9G5A/P ---> Vlad, UY5ZZ reports  he made 10,370 QSOs during his  4-14
July activities  from Ghana.  He  operated as  9G5UR  from the  mainland  and
participated in the  IARU HF World  Championship (1750 QSOs);  on 12 July  he
logged 970 QSOs as 9G5A/p from Nunu (Abokwa) Island (AF-084). The cards  have
been printed. QSL  via home  call, direct  (Vladimir F  Latyshenko, P.O.  Box
4850, Zaporozhye, 69118, Ukraine) or bureau.

DXCC NEWS ---> KH8SI (Swains Island) has been approved for DXCC credit.  Also
approved  are  K1ER/KH8,   KS6FO,KH8,  WH7S/KH8,   K8YSE/KH8,  AH7C/KH8   and
KH6BK/KH8, from 28 July through 2 August 2006. [TNX NC1L]

ILLW ---> This year the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, dedicated
to the memory of its founder and organiser, the late Mike Dalrymple (GM4SUC),
will take place from from 00.01 UTC on 19 August until 23.59 UTC on the 20th.
Full   information    on   this    popular   event    can   be    found    at
http://illw.net/index.html.    Announced    operations    are    listed    at

KH8SI ---> A brief travel report  and a few pictures  of the KH8SI  operation
from Swains Island can be found at http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/. Talking of
KH8SI, it  appears that  a  piece of  information  circulated last  week  and
reported by the DX media (425DXN included) was a fake: "we are not stupid  to
run generators near  island residents",  Kan, JA1BK  says. "Both  CW and  SSB
station tents are  located on beach  and residents house  are located in  300
meters away".

QSL G3XAQ/6Y5 --->  Phil, G3SWH has  recently acquired the  logs and a  small
number of  cards for  G3XAQ/6Y5's operations  from Jamaica  back in  December
1992, November/December 1995, December 1996  and November/December 1999.  The
logs are on paper and they  will not be uploaded to  LoTW. As always,  Phil's
QSL policy is: direct preferred, bureau  is OK or E-mail  for a bureau  card.
[TNX OPDX Bulletin]

QSL VQ9LA ---> Larry Arneson, VQ9LA says that after 1 September 2006 he  will
no longer accept  IRCs. Diego  Garcia has  no place  to redeem  them and  his
contact stateside no longer will buy his coupons. All QSL cards with IRCs for
VQ9LA, VQ9X  and VQ9IO  received after  1 September  will  be placed  in  the
outgoing QSL bureau.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3D2KT, 3V7A, 3Y0X, 5B/G3SXW,
6W/F6ELE (AF-078),  8R1WD,  9A8A, 9G1AA,  A22/JA4ATV,  A41MX,  BD4XA,  BD5WW,
EX2A, FK8GJ, H40HL, HA5JI (6m), HP1WW, HQ9F, J5DOT, J79VQ, JT1Y, K3WI, KG4RN,
KH6/KU0J, KH6ND/KH5, KL7/WF9A, KP4/K3TRM, MU0FAL, OC5I (SA-073), OH0B,  OH0E,
OH0ZZ, OY9JD,  P29VV  (OC-181), PS7JN/PY0S,  PY0FF,  PY0S/PS7JN,  PY0S/PY7JC,
PY1OTO/PY0T, R1ANC, R1ANN, R1MVW, S01R, S50K,  S92RI, SV2ASP/A, T20FW,  T80X,
TA3DD, TG9AFX,  TZ6DEL,  TZ9A, UK8AJ,  V26HS,  V31BH, V44KAI,  V44KJ,  V8FMP,

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