425 DX News issue #801

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                              425 DX News #801
                             09 September 2006 

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

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

                       >>> LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS 2007 <<<

The National  Institute  of  Amateur Radio  (NIAR)  has  announced  that  the
Lakshadweep Islands (VU7), the #2 Most Wanted DXCC Entity, will be  activated
in January 2007. Approximately 70 multinational  and 30 Indian operators  are
expected to travel from Kochin, India, by boat to Lakshadweep on or about  12
January. Plans are to operate as VU7RG (requested call, in memory of the late
Rajiv Gandhi, VU2RG, former Prime  Minister of India)  on 15-25 January  from
three  "excellent  equipped  and  well  organized  sites".  An  International
Advisory Committe (IAC) is constituted under the chairmanship of Mr. S. Suri,
VU2MY to organise the event successfully.  A Sub-Committee - including  Frank
Rosenkranz/DL4KQ (Chairman),  Kyoko  Miyoshi/JR3MVF, Martti  Laine/OH2BH  and
Glenn Johnson/W0GJ (members) and S. Ram  Mohan/VU2MYH (convenor) - will  deal
with requirements/coordination  of  all  international  participants  in  the
operations.  Further  information  will  be  released  exclusively  by   NIAR
(www.niar.org). [TNX DL4KQ]

4X      - The Israel  Amateur Radio  Club (IARC)  is hosting  a special  event
          museum station, 4X4IRS,  commemorating the 70th  anniversary of  the
          first radio broadcasts  in Israel. The  station is  active until  30
          September     from     the     Radio     Exibition     in      Holon
          (http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/4x4irs.htm). QSL  via 4X6ZK.  Other  two
          special      event       stations,       4X70R       and       4Z70R
          (http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/4x70.html),  will  be  active  on   7-21
          October. QSL via 4Z4TL. [TNX 4Z4TL]
5W      - Yu,  7K3BKY  is  active  as  5W0YY  from  Samoa  (OC-097)  until  13
          September. QSL via home call (Yuichi Yamamoto, 2-B Parmelhouse 440-1
          Aoyagi, Maebashi Gumma 371-0056, Japan). [TNX JH7OHF]
9H      - A large  group of  Dutch   amateurs will  be going  to Qawra,  Malta
          (EU-023) for  their 19th  holiday/DXpedition. They  will operate  on
          80-6 metres (possibily also on  160m) CW, SSB  and digital modes  as
          9H0VRZ (QSL  via  PB9ZR) between  9  September and  3  October.  The
          operators will be  PE1NGF (9H3X), PA0BEA  (9H3IE), PA0XYL  (9H3XYL),
          PE2HSB (9H3HS), PG9W (9H3ON), PE1OFJ  (9H3YM), PB9ZR (9H3ZR),  PA1SL
          (9H3AB) and PA3CUZ  (9H3YN). QSL for  the individual  9H3s via  home
          calls. They will  also be active  on 20  metres during  the WAE  SSB
          Contest using 9H9PA (QSL via PH2M). [TNX PH2M]
C9      - Marq, CT1BWW  will  be active  as  C91BWW  from  Maputo,  Mozambique
          bewteen 24  September and  7 October,  and as  C98BWW from  Bazaruto
          Island (AF-072) on 7-14 October. He plans to operate on 160-6 metres
          CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31 and  FM. Further information and  on-line
          logs at http://www.geocities.com/c98bww. QSL via CT1BWW.
EA      - Ten operators  (EA3AXZ,  EA3CXY,  EA3DTD,  EA3EIQ,  EA3ESZ,  EA3EVR,
          EA3GHZ, EC3AKY, EA3IM and EA5EOR) will be active as EF3IB from  Buda
          Island (not  IOTA, DIE  E-004) and  Cabo Tortosa  Lighthouse  (ARLHS
          SPA-050, FEA E-0377) on  9-10 September. QSL  via EC3AKY, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX EA3GHZ]
F       - Chris, F8EUK will be  active as F8EUK/p  from Houat Island  (EU-048)
          between 10 and 17 September. He  plans to operate CW  on 30, 20,  17
          and 15 metres, with some SSB on 20  metres. All of the QSOs will  be
          confirmed automatically via the bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
F       - Weather permitting, Jacques/F5JY, Daniel/F5LGQ and Alain/F6BFH will
          be active as homecall/p from Cordouan Island (EU-159) and lighthouse
          from around 16 UTC on 14 September until around 12 UTC on the  15th.
          They plan to operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL
          via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F       - Special event station TM8ANG will be  active on 22-23 September  for
          the French Naval Air Force air show to be held at Nimes-Garons.  QSL
          via bureu to F6KQK. [TNX F5PHW]
FO      - Pierre, F5JFU will  operate holiday style  on 10, 15  and 20  metres
          (maybe also on 40m) CW, SSB  and maybe RTTY as FO/F5JFU from  French
          Polynesia from  21  October to  19  November. He  will  visit  three
          islands: Tahiti (OC-O46, DIFO FO-002), Moorea (OC-046, DIFO  FO-010)
          and Bora-Bora (OC-O67, DIFO  FO-003). QSL via  home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GM      - The Sands Contest Group (M0SCG)  will be active  as MS0SCG from  the
          Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides (EU-008) on 24-29 September. They
          hope to be operational on most modes and most HF bands. [TNX G0YLM]
I       - Walter, IN3XUG  reports  he will  operate  SSB  as  IF9/IN3XUG  from
          Levanzo Island  (EU-054,  IIA TP-009)  on  7-13 September.  QSL  via
          bureau to IN3XUG.
I       - Special station  II8MM will  be active  on 11-17  September for  the
          second     Mediterraneo     DX      Clu     b     HF      Convention
          (www.mdxc.org/meeting.asp), which will be held  at Nola (Napoli)  on
          16-17 September. QSL via IZ8FBS, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]
I       - Two teams  of  operators from  A.R.M.I.  (Associazione  Radioamatori
          Marinai Italiani,http://www.assoradiomarinai.tk) and  ARI La  Spezia
          will operate  special event  stations II1ARU  (QSL via  IS0PGF)  and
          II1ARD (QSL via IS0SDX) from 28 September to 1 October (from 6 to 20
          UTC). On 28-29 September the operations will take place from  aboard
          guided missile destroyers "Audace" and "Ardito", on 30 September and
          1  October  from  the  Italian  Navy  Base  at  La  Spezia.  Further
          information on the evnt and the relevant certificate can be found at
          www.qrz.com under the two callsigns. [TNX IT9MRM]
JT      - Zdenek/OK1CCK, Josef/OK1ES,  Milan/OK1FM  and  Josef/OK1XC  will  be
          active as JT800OK from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia from 8 September to  8
          October. They plan to operate on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY,  PSK31
          and  SSTV.  QSL  via  OK1XC.  On-line  logs  will  be  available  at
          http://www.shop73.com/jt800ok [TNX OK1FM]
LA      - Look for  LN3Z  to participate  in  the 2006  Scandinavian  Activity
          Contest (SAC) CW on 16-17 September as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via
          LA9VDA.  Full   details   on   the   contest   can   be   found   at
LA      - Tom (DL1DVE) and Mike (DL3VTA) will be active from an island in  the
          EU-055 group on 10-15 October. They plan to operate on the HF  bands
          CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31  with 100 watts  and several wire  antennas.
          [TNX DL3VTA]
OH0     - Hadi, DJ2PJ  will be  active again  as  OH0JWH from  Eckeroe,  Aland
          Islands (EU-002) from 26 September to  8 October. He plans to  focus
          on the  low bands,  especially 160  metres, and  to operate  CW  and
          digital modes. QSL via DJ2PJ, direct or bureau (e-mail requests  for
          bureau cards can be sent to oh0@dj2pj.de). [TNX NG3K]
OZ      - Look for Bernd, OZ/DL8AAV/p to be active from Laeso Island  (EU-088)
          on 17-30 September. He plans to operate CW and SSB on 80-10  metres.
          QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
SV      - Marco, IK1RAE  will  operate as  SV8/IK1RAE/p  from the  islands  of
          Corfu, Antipaxoi and Paxoi (all count for EU-052) on 9-16 September.
          Look for activity on 7045, 14245, 18145 and 21245 kHz. [TNX IW1DQS]
SV5     - Drew, GM3YOR  will  be active  as  SV5/GM3YOR  from  Chalki  Island,
          Dodecanese (EU-001) from 21 September to  4 October. This will be  a
          CW only holiday  style operation, depending  on conditions and  time
          available. [TNX GM3YOR]
T8      - Toshikazu, JE1SYN (T88YN) and Toshio, JP1IOF (T88AS) will be  active
          from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 21-24 September. They plan to  operate
          with two stations on 80-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL via  home
          calls. [TNX JF1OCQ]
TA      - Sei, JF1SQC/KH0DQ  will  operate  SSb,  CW  and  possibily  RTTY  as
          TA4/KH0DQ from Turkey on 9-15 September,  WAE SSB Contest  included.
          QSL via JF1SQC. [TNX ODPX Bulletin]
TK      - EA3CUU, EA4BT,  EA7AAW,  EA7JB, EA7LS  and  EB4EPJ will  operate  on
          160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY  from Corsica from 28 September to  6
          October. On-line logs will be available at http://www.dx4dx.com. QSL
          via EA4BT, direct or bureau. [TNX EA4BT]
TU      - Jean-Luc, F5LDY left  Paris on 4  September and will  stay in  Ivory
          Coast through  August 2007.  He has  been authorized  to operate  as
          TU2/F5LDY and he  plans to be  active on 160-10  metres CW and  SSB,
          hopefully with some  RTTY. QSL via  F1CGN (Fabrice  Plet, 58  Avenue
          Rene Lebail, 91210 Draveil, France). On-line  logs and updates  will
          be  available   at  http://f5kee.free.fr/tu2-f5ldy/tu2ldy.htm   [TNX
UA      - RA6AU, RA6UF, UA6VY and RU6UR  will operate on  40-10 metres CW  and
          SSB as either UE6WAA and/or homecall/6  from Nordovyj Island in  the
          Caspain Sea (not  IOTA, RRA RR-18-New  One) on  9-10 September.  QSL
          UE6WAA via RA6AU, others via home call. [TNX RZ3EM]
UA      - RN1CW, RN1CX,  UA1CBW and  UA1CIO will  operate as  either  UE1RLH/1
          and/or homecall/p  from  a couple  of  lighthouses on  16  September
          (Shepelevskiy,  ARLHS  ERU-007,  RLHA  RLE-007)  and  17   Septenber
          (Ustinskiy, ARLHS ERU-143,  RLHA RLE-072). QSL  UE1RLH/1 via  RA1QY,
          others via home calls. [TNX RN1CW]
V5      - Pierre, HB9QQ will  be visitng Namibia  on 7-30  September and  will
          operate as V5/HB9QQ on 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX
W       - The Kings County  Repeater Association (KC2RA)  sponsors the  annual
          September 11th Memorial Event, which this year will tale place on 10
          September from 9 to 15 local time. Expect activity on 21315,  14305,
          7230 and 3880 kHz. QSL to KC2RA 911 Special Event, P.O. Box  280288,
          Brooklyn, NY 11228-0228. Further information at http://www.kc2ra.com
          [TNX IZ1CRR]
W       - The Anaheim Police ARC (W6APD) will operate (on 14253, 18150, 21350,
          24950 and  28450 kHz)  as K6P  on 10-17  September for  the  POW-MIA
          Remembrance Day. QSL via KM6HB. [TNX KM6HB]
W       - Bob, W2IK  will  operate special  event  station W2IK/WTC911  on  11
          September in memory of those who  lost their lives during the  World
          Trade Center disaster. Expect activity on 15, 20 and 40 metres  SSB.
          W2IK was the first callsign to  be aired from Ground Zero (read  the
          story  at  http://hometown.aol.com/realhamradio/).  A  special   QSL
          certificate will be available  from W2IK (Robert  J. Hejl, P.O.  Box
          6731, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA). [TNX F5NQL]
XF4     - A large  group of  operators from   Mexico  (XE1AY, XE1FRF,  XE1FXF,
          XE1FXM, XE1FXZ,  XE1GRR, XE1HBU,  XE1MMB, XE1UN,  XE2K) and  Germany
          (DF7TH, DJ5IW, DK2WV,  DL1YFF, DL3DXX,  DL8LE) will  operate on  all
          bands and  modes (EME  and satellite  included) as  XF4DL from  Isla
          Socorro (NA-030), Revillagigedo from 17 October to 3 November.  They
          plan to have up  to five stations  operating simultaneously, and  to
          focus on the  WARC and low  bands, and  on digital  modes (RTTY  and
          PSK63).     Further     information     can     be     found      at
          http://www.xf4dl.xedx.org/. Weather permitting,  at the  end of  the
          operation they  will be  active "for  several  hours" as  XF4K  from
          Clarion Island (NA-115). QSL via XE1KK (Mexico only), N6AWD (rest of
          the Americas) or DL9NDS (rest of  the world). Contributions to  help
          defray the significant costs of this  DXpedition will be  gratefully
          accepted; please contact DL8LE  or XE2K for  details. [TNX XE2K  and

CENTRAL AMERICA TOUR  ---> Larry, WO0Z  will be  active as  P40LL from  Aruba
(SA-036) from 30 September  to 6 October,  and as V31LL  from Belize on  7-21
October. He plans to operate on 80-10  metres CW, SSB, and perhaps RTTY.  QSL
via home call. [TNX WO0Z]

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

QSL 9J2BO ---> Mike, G3TEV says that  because of "the extremely high cost  of
getting bureau cards due to  the recently greatly  increased mail charges  in
the UK, I will not be accepting bureau cards for 9J2BO". Please refrain  from
sending cards by this route "as they will not get an answer".

QSL YZ6AMD ---> The new QSL route for contacts made from 1 September 2006  is
via EA7FTR. [TNX K1XN and the Golist]

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

IIA:    The Italian  Island Award  list and  DBase, as  well as  the  relevant
        software, are available at http://www.ari.it/hf/diplomi/
LOGS:   On-line logs for VP8DJB (Rothera Station  on Adelaide Island,  AN-001)
        are now available at http://f5nod.chez-alice.fr/antarctica_vp8djb.html
        (the VP8DJB/P  QSOs made  on  4 February  2006  from Fossil  Bluff  on
        Alexander Island, AN-018, are also listed there). [TNX F5NOD]


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3B8MM, 3D2AV, 3G1M (SA-069),  3G1P
(SA-085), 3W2LWS, 3XY7C, 3Y0X, 4J5A, 4KR60S, 4L8A, 4O6DX, 5B4FL, 5T5U, 5W0DP,
5W0JB, 6L0NJ/4 (AS-084),  6W/F6ELE, 6W/HA3AUI, 6W/RW3TN,  6W2SC, 6Y1V,  9G5A,
9G5UR, 9K2HN, 9M4SEB  (OC-295), 9M6XRO,  9N7JO, 9V1JA,  9Z4FZ, A45WD,  A45XR,
BD1WC, BD4ALC/5 (AS-137), BY4RSA/4 (AS-150), C56W, C5DXC, C6DX, C91JR, C91TK,
(EU-106), H40HL,  H44HL, HB0/T93Y,  HC3/KD6WW (SA-034),  HC4/KD6WW  (SA-033),
HC8N, HQ9F,  HS0ZEE, HS2SL,  J37K, J5UAP,  J68AS, JJ1JGI/4  (AS-041),  KH6ZM,
KH7X, KH8SI,  KL7WV,  LU/F2JD,  NY3A  (NA-140),  OA4/DL5YWM,  OC5I  (SA-073),
P29ZAD,  PS0S,  PT7AZ,  PY0S/PS7JN,  PZ5PI  (SA-092),  R1AND,  R1ANF,  R1ANP,
RZ0IWZ/p (AS-059), S01R,  T30AV, T99C, TA3J/0  (AS-115), TF4M, TJ1AM,  TM0HQ,
TR8CA, UK8AJ,  UU4JXM/P (EU-180),  V44KJ,  V47/AB2RF, V73Z  (OC-029),  VI9NI,
(SA-086), XR9A, XW3DT, YE6N (OC-161), YE6P (OC-270), YI9LZ, YU6AO, YZ6AMD.

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