425 DX News issue #813

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                              425 DX News #813
                              2 December 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

9M2     - Rich, PA0RRS  (9M2MRS)  will be  active  again  from  Penang  Island
          (AS-015) from 1 January to 28 February. QSL via home call, direct or
          bureau. [TNX PA0RRS]
BY      - BA4XA, BA4VE, BD3APX, BD4IXA, BG4VES and BG6IQD will operate as BI4N
          from Lingshan Island (AS-150) on 6-10 December. QSL direct to BA4XA.
          [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
C6      - Janet/W8CAA, Jim/K8FL, Phil/W9IXX (C6AXX) and Joe/W8GEX (C6DX)  will
          operate on all bands and modes  from Eleuthera (NA-001), Bahamas  on
          5-13 December. They plan to to  have two stations running on the  HF
          bands and one on 50125 kHz. QSL C6DX via W8GEX, QSL C6AXX via W9IXX.
          [TNX QRZ-DX]
J6      - Oleh, KD7WPJ reports he will be  active as J6/KD7WPJ from St.  Lucia
          (NA-108) on 21-27 December. QSL via home call.
JA      - Look for JA6WFM/6, JM6EBU/6 and JF6YME/6 to operate SSB, CW and RTTY
          on the  HF  bands  from  Yoron  Island  (AS-023,  JIIA  AS-023-013),
          Kagoshima Prefecture on 4-7 December. QSL via home calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
LU      - Alberto/LU1DZ, Tito/LU7EE and Fernando/LW2DX will operate CW and SSB
          as  LR50U  and  LR5U  on  7-12  December  to  commemorate  the  50th
          anniversary of the  first activity by  an Argentine amateur  (LU3ZY)
          from the South  Sandwich Islands. QSL  direct only  via EA5NI.  [TNX
SV      - Look for Steve, SV8/G4EDG/P and Jeff, SV8/G4ELZ/P to operate CW only
          from  Aegina  Island  (EU-075)  on  4-10  December.  QSL  direct  to
          homecalls (but logs will also be uploaded to LOTW). [TNX G4EDG]
TN      - The Daily  DX  reports that  Baldur,  DJ6SI and  Franz,  DJ9ZB  have
          postponed their trip to  Congo [425DXN 812]  because they are  still
          waiting for their licenses.
UR      - The  Ukrainian  Amateur  Radio  League   is  celebrating  its   15th
          anniversary and EM15UARL, as well as a number of EM15, EN15 and EO15
          callsigns, will be aired between 15 and 25 December. For information
          on the  relevant  "UARL-15" short  term  award please  contact  Vlad
          Ageyev, UR5WCW (LRU_award@ukr.net).
VE      - Igor, VA3YDX reports he  will operate as  VE2IDX from Bizard  Island
          (not IOTA, QC-027 for the Canadian Islands Award) on 29-30 December.
          His main goal is to participate  in the Canada Winter Contest.  Look
          for him on +/- 14260, 3795 and 7260 kHz. QSL direct to VA3YDX.
VP9     - Mark, AA1AC will  be operating  as AA1AC/VP9  from Hamilton  Parish,
          Bermuda (NA-005) on 9-13 December. QSL via home call. [TNX AA1AC]
VU7     - The first batch of ARSI operators (including VU2DMP, VU2GGM, VU2IZO,
          VU2VKU, VU3ENB, VU3KKZ  and VU3SGS) has  been active from  Kavaratti
          Island, Lakshadweeps (AS-011) since around 18.30 UTC on 30  November
          (i.e. on 1 December at noon local time). They have been required  to
          sign VU7LD/homecall,  but  this  is  not  an  Andaman-like  activity
          (different operations under different callsigns, with different  QSL
          routes and  different  QSL cards):  so  there is  no  need  to  work
          multiple VU7LD/hc's on  the same  band and  mode, as  they would  be
          duplicate QSOs. Suggested frequencies are as follows:
          Band      CW      SSB     RTTY   SSTV    PSK
          160m     1822    1845      -       -       -
           80m     3502    3795    3570     -      3580
           40m     7002    7060    7035     -      7037
           30m     10102     -     10137     -     10140
           20m     14022   14260   14085   14230   14071
           17m     18072   18150   18100     -     18100
           15m     21022   21260   21085     -     21085
           12m     24892   24940   24920     -     24920
           10m     28022   28495   28080     -     28120
          QSL via  W3HNK  (Joseph  L.  Arcure,  115  Buck  Run  Road,  Lincoln
          University,    PA     19352,     USA).    Keep     an     eye     on
          http://www.arsi.info/vu7/index.shtml (the first logs are expected to
          be posted on 2 December).
W       - The Alphalpha Repeater Group (http://n4maa.us)  will operate as  W4A
          from the Tierra Verde Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-1335) on Cunningham  Key
          (NA-034, USI FL-284S)  on 8-11  December. Expect  activity on  3875,
          7235, 14310 and 21330 kHz. QSL via K8CXM. [TNX VA3RJ]
W       - Before going  and  operate from  Elbow  Cay (NA-219)  [425DXN  809],
          Bodo/DL3OCH, Rene/DL2JRM, Dan/DL5SE and Daniel/DL5YWM will be active
           as  W4/homecall  from Key  West  (NA-062) from  29  December  to  2
          January. They also plan to operate from a few ARLHS lighthouses  and
          USI islands during that time frame. QSL via home calls. [TNX DL5YWM]

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

5A7A ---> The DXpedition went QRT around  7 UTC on 29 November. On-line  logs
are now  complete  and  the band/mode  breakdowns  are  as  follows  (source:
          CW      SSB     RTTY    PSK     SSTV   FM     WSJT   FSK441  Totals
160m     6344     928    283     98      0      0      0      0         7653
80m      9925    7243    377      4      0      0      0      0        17549
40m     12843   11689   1273    222      0      0      0      0        26027
30m      7553       0    490      9      0      0      0      0         8052
20m      8322    8687   1490     11     71      0      0      0        18581
17m      4231    4598    802     55      0      0      0      0         9686
15m      6388    8227    205      0      0      0      0      0        14820
12m      1872    1616      0      0      0      0      0      0         3488
10m      1893    1318      0      0      0      0      0      0         3211
6m         41       8      0      0      0      1      2      0           52
2m          2       6      0      0      0      0     63    210          281
70cm        1       6      0      0      0      0      2      0            9
Totals  59415   44326   4920    399     71      1     67    210       109409

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> Pierre, F6CXJ  is receiving  a large  number of  bureau
cards for TZ9A, but he is not the QSL manager for Chris. Cards should be sent
to Christian Saint-Arroman, Chemin de Mousteguy, 64990 Urcuit, France.

QSL 4O3T ---> The QSL cards for the International DX Festival Montenegro 2006
are being distributed right  now. If you  do not receive  your card(s) by  20
December, please contact Ranko, YT6A (yt310sky@yahoo.com). [TNX YT6A]

QSL 5V7SE ---> Gabriele,  IK3GES reports receiving  direct card requests  for
Elvira, 5V7SE that include "old style"  IRCs expiring on 31 December.  Please
note that if  Gabriele can get  the logs before  the end of  the year,  these
requests will be hounoured, otherwise they will be replied to via the bureau.

QSL R7C ---> The correct QSL route is not  via RW3GW, but HQ Academy &  Found
"The World Encyclopedia of  Travel", P.O. Box  2007, Moscow, 101000,  Russia.
Cards can also be sent via the bureau. [TNX RW3GW]

QSL VIA  TA3YJ --->  Nilay  reports having  problems  with the  incoming  QSL
bureau. She has not received any card  for several months now; should you  be
in urgent need of a card, she recommends to go direct. The current status  of
the  incoming/outgoing  QSL  traffic  handled  by  Nilay  can  be  found   at

VQ9JC ---> Jim, VQ9JC (ND9M) expects to leave Diego Garcia on 5 December  for
a four-month holiday with  his wife in  Florida. He should  return to VQ9  in
April 2007 for another four-month tour. "I've been active from VQ9 for  eight
months out of the past  year", he says,  "and so far  logged 26,000 QSOs.  CW
accounts for 85%, with SSB at 13%, and 2% were using digital modes. About 40%
have been on 20m, 20% were on 15m, and another 20% were split between 30  and
40m. Considering  what  propagation conditions  have  been  like,  I'm  quite
pleased with the results". All direct  mail QSLs received at his Florida  QTH
as of 10 November have been  answered. The requests received after that  date
will be answered when Jim gets home. Bureau cards received as of 10  November
have also been processed and will be  mailed to the Outgoing Bureau. All  QSL
requests go via ND9M.

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

LOGS:       On-line  logsearch  for  HK0GU  (Providencia)  can  be  found   at
LOGS:       On-line   logserach   for   Eric,   J20SA   can   be   found    at
            http://users.telenet.be/on4knp/ [TNX ON4ZD]
TOP LISTS:  The latest Topband, Topmode and Toplist listings are now available
            at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html. Please  send
            your scores, as well  as any request  for further information,  to
            Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)

QSLs received direct or through managers:  4O3T, 5R8FK, 5R8GZ, 5T0JL,  5X1GS,
7P8/G3RWF, 8P9NX, 8R1EA, 9J2BO, 9K2YM, 9Q1D,  9V1VC, A25/DF3GY, BV0O,  C33IU,
FW8AA, GT0STH,  H40HL,  HO1L,  J68MS,  J7R,  K9AJ/VY0  (NA-156  and  NA-195),
KD6WW/VY0 (NA-156 and NA-195), KH0AC, KH0HQ, KH8SI, KL7AA, KL7J, LU8XW, NL7G,
OX/OZ8AE, OX3HI, P29NI  (OC-115), P29VCX (OC-153),  P4/WA2NHA, P40W,  SM5EDX,

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