425 DX News issue #809

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                              425 DX News #809
                             04 November 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

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

8Q       - Michele, IK5ZUI will be active in his spare time as 8Q7IM from  the
           Maldives for the next 12 months. [TNX IZ8CCW]
C6       - Cay Sal Bank  (NA-219) - one  of the  rarest IOTA  groups in  North
           America - was activated for the first and only time by W5BOS/C6A in
           October 2000, when Lanny was able to operate for a few hours before
           bad weather conditions  forced him  to an  early QRT.  Bodo/DL3OCH,
           Rene/DL2JRM, Dan/DL5SE and Daniel/DL5YWM have announced their plans
           to be will be active (callsign TBA) from Elbow Cay early next year.
           They will be leaving Key Largo, Florida around 3 January and  plans
           are to be  QRV until the  9th (dates are  wetaher dependent).  They
           plan to have two stations active  on 160-10 metres CW and SSB,  and
           Bodo will also  have an EME  equipment for 70cm  and 23cm  contacts
           (skeds are  welcome). QSL  via DL3OCH,  direct or  bureau.  Further
           information,  including  how  to   contribute  to  this   expensive
           expedition, can be found at http://www.qslnet.de/na219 [TNX DL5YWM]
E5       - Mike, KM9D and Jan, KF4TUG have been active as E51QMA from  Penrhyn
           Atoll (OC-082), North Cook Islands since  26 October. They plan  to
           remain there "until  sometime this weekend"  and then  to set  sail
           towards Christmas Island (T32). QSL via OM2SA. [TNX The Daily DX]
E5       - E51PEN and E51PDX  are the callsigns  used by Bill,  N7OU and  Bob,
           W7YAQ during their operations fron the  Cook Islands [425DXN  808].
           Expect them to be active first  from Penrhyn Atoll (OC-082),  North
           Cooks on 4-18 November. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
F        - The Association des Radioamateurs de Paris  (http://arp75.free.fr/)
           will operate special event station 4U60UO to mark the conclusion of
           the 60th  anniversary celebrations  of UNESCO  (the United  Nations
           Educational, Scientific and  Cultural Organization,  founded on  16
           November 1945). The station will be  active on all bands and  modes
           from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 4-5 November.
F        - The Association des Radioamateurs de Paris  will be active as TM8KP
           on 11-26  November to  celebrate the  80th anniversary  of a  radio
           contact between Joseph Nadal, F8KP and  Barbara Dunn, G6YL, one  of
           the two first English YLs.
FM       - Lee, K5UN will be active as TO5X from Martinique (NA-107) on  21-30
           November, including a SOAB entry in  the CQ WW  DX CW Contest.  QSL
           via home call. [TNX K5UN]
FT*W     - Nicolas, F4EGX will  be working again on Possession Island,  Crozet
           between mid-November and December.  Expect satellite operations  by
           FT1WM during his  spare time.  QSL via  F4EGX. Further  information
           will be available at http://f4egx.homelinux.net/ [TNX F5UJK]
G        - Mick, G3LIK reports  he will be  active as GB4RN  10 November to  7
           December, which will  include the RNARS/INORC  Activity Contest  on
           18-19 November.
ON       - Look for BAFARA (Belgian Air Force Amateur Radio Association)  club
           stations ON60AF (QSL via ON6KN, bureau or direct), ON60AP (QSL  via
           bureau) and ON60BAF (QSL via bureau)  to be active until 1  October
           2007 to celebrate the  60th anniversary of  the Belgian Air  Force.
           [TNX ON6KN]
PJ4      - Dan/K1TO, John/K4BAI and Vic/N4TO will operate as PJ4/homecall from
           Bonaire (SA-006) on 21-28 November. They will participate in the CQ
           WW DX CW Contest as PJ4A (Multi-Single, High Power). QSL all  calls
           via K4BAI. [TNX K1XN]
SV       - SV1JG, SW1GZL,  SV1HHC and  SV1IZR have  joined the  SX8F group  of
           operators who  will be  active from  Falkonera Island  (EU-113)  on
           15-19 November [425DXN 807].  QSL via SV1HER.  The website for  the
           expedition is at http://users.sch.gr/nkontopoul/sx8f [TNX SV1HER]
SV       - Special event station SX100VAR  will be active  from Greece from  1
           January to 31 December  to celebrate the  100th anniversary of  the
           Boy Scouts. QSL  via SV1VS. Details  on the relevant  award can  be
           found at http://www.qrz.com/callsign/SX100VAR [TNX SV1VS]
TA       - Berkin, TA3J pleans  to operate as  TA3J/0 on all  bands and  modes
           from Sican  Adasi  (AS-115) between  11  and 26  November  (weather
           permitting). QSL  via TA3YJ,  direct (no  green stamps  please)  or
           bureau. [TNX TA3J]
TK       - Christophe, F4DZY  will be  active from  Furiani, Corsica  (EU-014)
           until 25 November. He plans to operate mainly on the WARC bands  as
           TK/F4DZY in his spare time.  QSL via home  call, direct or  bureau.
           [TNX F4DZY]
TZ       - Bill, NG3K reports that the VooDoo  Contest Group will  participate
           in the CQ WW CW Contest  as TZ5A (Multi-Multi, QSL via G3SXW)  from
           Mali for  the second  year. Outside  the contest,  expect  activity
           between 18 and  30 November by  the various  operators using  their
           individual callsigns as follows:
           TZ6LF via KY7M                                            18-24 Nov
           TZ6NS via AA7A    (also QRV RTTY and 2m EME)      18-24 & 27-30 Nov
           TZ6MF via KC7V    (also QRV 160m and 2m EME)      18-24 & 27-30 Nov
           TZ6RF via GM3YTS  (also QRV 160m)                         18-24 Nov
           TZ6RN via G4IRN                                           21-24 Nov
           TZ6VT via K5VT                                            18-24 Nov
           TZ6WP via G4BWP                                           18-24 Nov
V5       - Klaus, DJ4SO  will operate  CW and  RTTY/PSK31 on  160-6 metres  as
           V51/DJ4SO from Namibia from 11 November to 1 December. He plans  to
           put a special emphasis on the  low bands and to participate in  the
           CQ WW DX  CW Contest. QSL  via DJ4SO,  direct or  bureau. [TNX  The
           Daily DX]
VP8_ant  - Alan Cheshire, VP8PJ (aka VK0LD, 9V0A, VK0MM, etc) reports he  will
           be  working  again  at  the  Patriot  Hills  Camp  (MN-01  for  the
           Antarctica Award), Antarctica until  approximately 10 December.  He
           plans to operate mainly CW  (7003, 10103 and  14003 kHz) every  day
           for an hour or so subject to  work load. QSL via DL5EBE. Alan  also
           hopes to be  active as CE9/VK0LD  from the  nearby Teniente  Parodi
           station of Chile (CE-NEW) and Vinson  Camp (MN-02). His website  is
           at http://www.geocities.com/vk0ld/home.html
W        - The Palos  Verdes ARC  (K6PV) will  be active  from Santa  Catalina
           Island (NA-066)  from  the afternoon  of  12 November  through  the
           morning of the 15th. Look for activity on 40 and 20 metres SSB. QSL
           direct to K6PV. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
XT       - Maurice, F5NQL reports that XT2C is the callsign issued to the 6-20
           January expedition  to Burkina-Faso  [425DXN 806].  The  individual
           callsigns for the operators are as follows:
           XT2BJ    Jean-Paul, F8BJI             XT2CI    Bob, N6OX
           XT2CA    Gerard, F2VX                 XT2CJ    Bill, N2WB
           XT2CC    Frank, F4AJQ                 XT2CK    Dieter, OE8KDK
           XT2CD    Franck, F5TVG                XT2IE    Bernard, F9IE
           XT2CE    Alain, F5LMJ                 XT2JD    Gerard, F2JD
YB       - Look for Pele, YB8TAF/P to be active from Celebes (Sulawesi) Island
           (OC-146) on 9-14 November. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX VA3RJ]
ZD9      - The Daily DX reports that Brian,  ZD9BCB expects to be active  from
           Gough Island (AF-030) "starting sometime next week" until September
ZS       - Joe, AA4NN reports he will participate  in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest
           as ZS3NN from a location  south of Port  Nolloth, South Africa.  CW
           only activity will start two days  prior to the contest, on  160-10
           metres WARC bands included. QSL via AA4NN.

                          *** 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 (October 2006) is now available at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles  and  pictures  should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

DXCC NEWS ---> Bill Moore,  NC1L reports that  the following operations  have
been approved for DXCC credit:
3V6T       Tunisia                 5-15 July 2006
3V6T       Tunisia                 22-31 October 2006
3V6T       Tunisia                 22-30 November 2006
3V7A       Tunisia                 22-31 May 2006
9G5UR      Ghana                   current operation effective 22 Sep 2006
9M0/9M2TO  Spratly Islands         9-12 June 2006
9Q1NT      Dem. Rep. of the Congo  current operation effective 22 Sep 2006
C91TL      Mozambique              29 June-13 July 2006
FO/F8UFT   Clipperton Island       1-31 March 2005
OJ0LA      Market Reef             9-15 September 2006
ZA/IK7JWX  Albania                 10-30 July 2006
ZL9BSJ     Auckland & Campbell I.  12 September 2002

KL7HBK ---> John was active from Endicott/Endeavor Island (NA-004) on 24  and
31 October, and  from Barter  Island (NA-050)  5-6 August,  16-17 August  and
17-20 October. QSL  via home call  (John D. O.  Larey, P.O.  Box 813,  Anchor
Point, AK 99556, USA).

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

IRC/GS CHART:  Bill Heinzinger (W9OL)  has updated  his IRC/GS  Chart. This  a
               listing of information collected  from amateur radio  operators
               in foreign countries  explaining the  amount of  IRCs or  Green
               Stamps they  need to  return a  QSL  request. It  is  available
               http://www.qsl.net/w9ol/ in  either .htm and .xls formats.
QSL GALLERY:   The large collection of QSL cards (3800+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
               web site has  been updated. Eight  different galleries  include
               cards for each of the 58 deleted DXCC entities (700+ QSLs), the
               ten Most Wanted  DXCC Entities (130+  QSLs, including a  series
               for the Lakshadweep Islands),  obsolete prefixes (1600+  QSLs),
               Antarctic bases  (600+  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and
               Antarctiques Francaises, 200+  QSLs), pre-1945 countries  (200+
               QSLs) French  Departments  and USA.  Several  cards  are  still
               needed and  your participation  is  encouraged -  please  visit
               http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr and  send send  your comments  to
               LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSLs received direct or through managers:  3Y0X, 4O3T, 4O6DX, 4U1UN,  4W6AAB,
5H1HS/1, 5R8FU,  5U7JB,  5W0DP, 5W0JB,  5W0KI,  5W0TR, 5W0TT,  5W0YY,  5W1SA,
5X1GS, 7Q7CE, 9G5A/P (AF-084), 9H3LEO, 9Q1NT,  9V1JA, A52JO, A6/ON5NT,  A61M,
A61Q, A61Q/p (AS-021), AH2J, AY1ZA, AY8A, BG1DRJ, BG4BRN, C31JS, C56X, CN8NK,
DT8A,  EI7M,  ER4/SP4R,  ER4DX,  FG/ON5NT,  FM1HN,  FT5XP,  G3RCV/P,   HC1JQ,
K6VVA/6 (NA-178),  KH7X,  KH8SI, KP5/N3KS,  LU1DMG  (SA-055),  LU1ZD,  LU1ZI,
RA0ZD/p  (AS-095),   RK9UE,  RZ0ZWA/p   (AS-095),  SV5/OM2TW,   T32Z,   T80W,
(NA-047), XE2K/XF2 (NA-246),  XE2WWW/XF2 (NA-246),  XF3NN (NA-135),  XR9A/MM,


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