425 DX News issue #818

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    06 January 2007                                     A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 818
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3Y_ant  - Dag, LA9SDA is currently stationed at the the Norwegian base  Troll
          (LA-10  for the  Antarctica  Award),  Antarctica (AN-016),  until 5
          February. He operates  PSK and  SSB on  20 and  40 metres as 3Y9SDA
          with  100 watt  into  a dipole  and a  ground  plane.  Look for him
          around 07.30 UTC and after 19 UTC. [TNX DL5EBE]
9G      - Franco, IK2BTI reports he will be  leaving for Ghana on 10  January.
          He has applied for  a licence and  plans to operate  SSB and CW  for
          several months.
9M      - 9M4SIX has been  issued to the  Malaysian Amateur Radio  Transmitter
          Society, for 6m  operation. The 9M4SIX  beacon, supported by  MARTS,
          JA1OCZ and JI1ETU, is up and  running on 50005 kHz  from the QTH  of
          Tex, 9M2TO. [TNX 9M2TO]
9M2     - Gerben, PG5M will be active as 9M2/PG5M from Pulau Pangkor  (AS-072)
          on 5-7 January.  He will operate  holiday style on  40-10 metres  CW
          only. QSL via PG5M, direct or bureau. [TNX PG5M]
GM      - Ken, G0ORH plans to operate as GM0ORH from Arran Island (EU-123)  on
          6-13 January. [TNX The Daily DX]
HL      - Kang, DS4DRE  [425DXN  794]  says he  will  remain  on  Hong  Island
          (AS-093) through 30 June. He is  active as DS4DRE/4 on 10-80  metres
          SSB and CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
I       - The Torino Paralympic Radio Sport Team will issue a special QSL card
          (available through the  bureau or direct  from IZ1CCE) for  contacts
          made with Carlo/IZ1CCE, Cataldo/IZ1DNR, Gianni/I1HYW, Gianni/IK1JNP,
          Luciano/IK1SOZ and Piero/IK1ZNN between 17 January and 1 March. They
          will promote  the XXIII  Winter  Universiade (the  World  University
          Games organized by the  International University Sports  Federation)
          to     be     held      in     Torino      on     17-27      January
          (http://www.universiadetorino2007.org/ENG/home.aspx). [TNX IZ1CCE]
JA      - Special event station 8J49JARL will be  aired between 7 January  and
          20 May  for the  49th JARL  Annual General  Meeting  to be  held  in
          Okayama. QSL via bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
LZ      - Radio Bulgaria's DX Editor Dimiter Petrov, LZ1AF will operate mostly
          CW as  LZ50DX through  the end  of the  year to  celebrate the  50th
          anniversary of  Radio Bulgaria's  DX Programme  (17 November  1957).
          Special QSL via the bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
OA      - After the C6ARI  operation from Elbow  Cay (NA-219), Daniel,  DL5YWM
          will travel to Peru. He plans to operate CW and SSB on 10-160 metres
          as OA4/DL5YWM in his spare time,  from 12 to 31 January.  Activities
          from Peruvian IOTA islands  are also possibile.  QSL via home  call.
          [TNX DL5YWM]
S2      - The S21XA team [425DXN 815] will depart on 7 January and expects  to
          start operations with three stations around 18 UTC on the 9th (local
          midnight   of    the   10th).    Updates   will    be   posted    at
          www.ea3bt.com/s21xa.htm; QSL via EA3BT.
UA      - A group  of operators  from  radio club  RK1OZM  will be  active  as
          RK1OZM/P from Russian District Mirny (RDA  AR-10) on 11-15  January.
          They plan to operate on 80-20 meters CW, SSB and some digital  modes
          with two stations. QSL via RK1OZM, direct or bureau. [TNX UA1PAC/1]
VU7     - The VU7RG team has been granted  permission to operate from  Minicoy
          Island (AS-106, the rarest IOTA  group in Asia),  which will be  the
          fourth VU7RG Operation Site with its own bandslots. IOTA chasers can
          expect 2-3 full equipped stations to be active on 10-40 metres  (SSB
          and CW)  as VU7RG/VU#xxx  starting on  16 January.  The other  three
          operating sites - Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat (all of them count for
          AS-011) - will use VU7RG. The operating frequencies for Minicoy  are
          as follows:
          40m      7030-7040  CW    7060-7070  SSB
          30m     10110-10120 CW        -
          20m     14045-14060 CW   14265-14295 SSB
          17m     18089-18108 CW   18138-18148 SSB
          15m     21045-21060 CW   21260-21290 SSB
          12m     24920-24930 CW   24952-24964 SSB
          10m     28030-28045 CW   28550-28575 SSB
          This means that the frequency plan for the other three locations has
          been  slightly  changed:  please  find   the  up-to-date  table   at
          http://www.vu7.in/ ("Operations" section). [TNX DL4KQ]
W       - A group  of operators  from the  Coastal Amateur  Radio  Association
          (http://www.whitehallrepeater.com) will be active on 15, 17, 20  and
          40 metres SSB as W4BWZ from  Pine Island (not IOTA), South  Carolina
          on 11-14 January. QSL via KG4WNL.
XT      - John, F5VHQ  (XT2HQ)  will  join  the  XT2C  team  [425DXN  809]  in
          Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso  for the  last days  (15-20 January).  The
          other ten operators expect to leave Paris at 15 UTC on 6 January and
          to be QRV the following morning. Their announced frequencies are  as
          Band      CW       SSB       RTTY      PSK
           6m     50096       -         -         -
          10m     28014     28444     28082     28122
          12m     24892     24966     24920     24920
          15m     21014     21266     21082     21072
          17m     18071     18140     18100     18100
          20m     14014     14266     14082     14072
          30m     10115       -       10140     10140
          40m      7014      7057       -         -
          80m      3514      3785       -         -
          160m     (*)        -         -         -
          (*)      AS/OC: TX 1830  RX 1820-1825
                   EU:    TX 1832  RX 1835-1840
                   NA/SA: TX 1832  RX 1833-1835
          QSL  XT2C  via  F9IE.   The  website  for   the  expedition  is   at
          http://xt2c.free.fr/ [TNX F5NQL]
YO      - Special event  station YR0UE  will be  active  until 10  January  to
          celebrate the accession of  Romania to the  European Union. QSL  via
          YO3KAA (bureau preferred). [TNX YO3JW]
YU      - YU60BCD and  YT60W  will be  aired  throughout 2007  by  Radio  Club
          "Mihajlo Pupin" (YU7BCD)  to celebrate their  60th anniversary.  QSL
          via YU7BCD, direct or bureau. [TNX YU7AU]

ANTARCTICA  --->  The  "R7C  Foundation"  is  conducting  an  expedition   to
Antarctica, which should  finish on 15  January. The  amateur radio  operator
(Igor, UA6DX) is expected to be active 30,  20 and 15 metres as CE8/R7C  from
Punta Arenas (Chile),  CE9/R7C from  Patriot Hills  (Antarctica) and  KC4/R7C
from the  South Pole.  QSL to  P.O. Box  2007, Moscow,  101000, Russia.  [TNX

PACIFIC TRIP  --->  Hrane, YT1AD  is  going to  the  Pacific  for  the  final
arrangements   for   the    April   N8S   expedition    to   Swains    Island
(http://www.yt1ad.info/n8s). He  will operate  as 3D2AD  from Fiji  on  25-26
January, as KH8/YT1AD from American Samoa between 27 January and 1  February,
as with a 5W1 callsign TBA from Samoa on 1-5 February. [TNX YZ5W]

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

425DXN: NEW SEARCH TOOL ---> Leonardo Lastrucci, IZ5FSA (iz5fsa.leo@tele2.it)
reports he has  developed a piece of  software which allows to query the  425
DX News  Archive now  maintained on  www.ari.it from  the PacketCluster.  The
commands are:
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                    reference number,  an island  name, an  Antarctic base,  a
                    lighthouse, etc.

425DXN: THE SPANISH EDITION ---> The website of the Union de Radioaficionados
de Gijon  (EA1URG, http://www.ea1urg.com/)  now  hosts the  Spanish  language
version of 425 DX News. Many  thanks to Fabian,  EA1/LW6DX (web editing)  and
Miguel, EA1KI (translation).

ARRL NEWS ---> On 30 December Wayne Mills, N7NG announced that, effective  16
January, he resigns his position as  ARRL Membership Services Manager.  "Such
an early  departure  had  not  been  my  plan",  he  says,  "but  had  become
necessary". Wayne had  succeeded Bill  Kennamer, K5NX  on 2  May 2000,  after
serving as chairman of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee for three years.  First
licensed in  1953 at  age  of 10,  he  is best  known  for his  operating  on
DXpeditions over the past 20 years  - XZ1A (1995), BV9P (1995), BS7H  (1997),
H40AA (1998), TX0DX (2000)  just to name  a few. Wayne  will be returning  to
Jackson Hole (WY): "I hope to regenerate an active interest in Ham Radio back
in Wyoming", he says, "Maybe there'll  be another DXpedition or two as  well,
and look for N7NG to be an active Wyoming contributor to LoTW as long as it's
in business".

EUCW 160M  CONTEST --->  The Union  Francaise  des Telegraphistes  (UFT,  the
French EUCW society) sponsors the annual European CW 160 Meter Contest, which
will be held  on 6 January  (20.00-23.00 UTC) and  on 7 January  (04.00-07.00
UTC). Rules can  be found at  http://www.uft.net, where it  also possible  to
download the software written by Alain, F6ENO. [TNX F5NQL]

MARS ---> N. Khosbayar, JT1CD reports that a new organization, the  Mongolian
Amateur Radio Society (MARS), was established on 18 November 2006. "Once  all
licensed amateur radio operators of Mongolia  have switched their  membership
from MRSF [the Mongolian Radio Sport Federation, ed] to MARS, we hope that we
can change the name and keep  IARU membership", he says. "MARS will  continue
to pay its due to IARU and the QSL bureau will be working permanently in  the
future". JT1CD is the Secretary General  of the newly born organization,  and
held the same position at MRSF.

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Dieter, DK3SF says  he has been receiving QSL cards  for
contacts made with C31GN since April  2006. Dieter operated as C31GN in  July
1973 and  July 1975,  but has  nothing  to share  with  the 2006  station  (a

NOT VIA K1WY ---> Paul  Marshall, K1WO is  one of the  sorters for the  first
call area QSL Bureau in the US. "We continue to receive hundreds of QSLs from
Europe and Asia" for a number of stations that K1WY no longer manages. Please
refer to the  usual sources  of QSL  information (www.qrz.com, etc) for  the
following stations, and  refrain from sending  them via the  bureau to  K1WY:
4L0DXP, 4L4KW,  4L5O,  5A3O, 5N0AIP,  5N0NAS,  5R8ET, AX1TX,  BV4FH,  GI0PCV,

OPERATORS NEEDED ---> Frosty, K5LBU is organizing his annual trip to  Africa,
possibly Botswana (A22) or Lesotho (7P8). Plans  are to arrive on 9 July  and
depart on  the  23rd, which  means  two weekends  on  the air  (IARU  Contest
included). Please contact Frosty (frosty1@pdq.net)  if interested in  joining

+SILENT KEY  +  Dewald Voigt,  ZS1FRD,  a 25-year-old  antenna  engineer  and
scientist, was  killed in  a transport  accident  shortly after  arriving  at
SANAE, the South African Antarctic station. [TNX www.qrz.com]

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

HAMATLAS:     Dariusz "Darek" Milka, SP6NVK is the author of the "Internet Ham
              Atlas",  containing  complete  information   on  all  337   DXCC
              Entities, over  3000 pictures  and 1100  maps.  Give a  look  to
              http://www.hamatlas.eu/ [TNX NG3K]
QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards  (4100+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
              web site  has been  updated.  Nine different  galleries  include
              cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (140+ QSLs), each of
              the 58  deleted DXCC  entities  (700+ QSLs),  obsolete  prefixes
              (1700+  QSLs),  Antarctic  bases  (600+  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres
              Australes and Antarctiques Francaises,  220+ QSLs), the  various
              rare French DXCC island Entities (100+ 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]
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)
VIDEOS:       A couple  of nice  videos  of VK3QI  and  his team  mates'  IOTA
              operations from Australian island groups (OC-220 and OC-228) are
              now available at http://www.youtube.com/: search for VI5PN  and
              VI5BR, and enjoy the show (VI5WCP and VI3JPI are expected to  be
              added soon). The video of the recent ZY6T operation from  SA-023
              is also available.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
1A4A        IZ4DPV      DT8A        HL2FDW      OY3QN       OZ1ACB
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      DU1/CT1EAT  CT1EAT      P40W        N2MM
3Y9SDA      LA9SDA      DZ50HBC     DU1HBC      P49X        W0YK
3Z2JMB      SP2PI       EA9/EA7RU   EA7RU       PJ2/WB9Z    AF9H
4K6OF       UA3FDX      ED1NVA      EA1URV      R1ANF/P     RK1PWA
4L1UN       RW6HS       EI100S      EI3IP       R1FJT       UA4RC
4N1856T     YU1BM       EK3GM       IK2QPR      RW9FWR/4/m  RA9FDR
4N500ZZ     4N7ZZ       EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      S07EA       EA1BT
4S7UCG      DL7UCX      ES1WN       ES1AX       SC0XMAS     SM0OGQ
4X4DK       VE3MR       EY8MM       K1BV        SC300VL     SK6HD
5H3VMB/5    UA4WHX      FO/NA8O     JK1FNL      SD40JZ      SM5DJZ
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      FS/KN5G     KN5G        SN55ATR     SP2CA
5R8GZ       G3SWH       G6PZ        M5AAV       ST2R        S57DX
6F75A       EA5KB       GB1FVT      GM3TNT      ST2T        S57DX
6H1AY       XE1AY       GC8LED/P    G8LED       T30XX       JA8UWT
6H1CL       XE1CL       GI0RTN      G0RTN       TI4CF       W3HNK
6H1J        XE1J        HA501DAE    HA1DAE      TM0ZK       F5OZK
6I2EX       XE2EX       HA503FIN    HA3FIN      TM3WRC      F4ELU
6I2HUM      XE2HUM      HA508VK     HA8VK       UA0KBA/3    RL3DZ
6I2IA       XE2IA       HA509PN     HA9PN       UE3DDX/3/P  RZ3FR
6W1SE       JR2KDN      HF740KO     SP1NQF      UE3GMF      RA3GJ
6W7RV       F8CMT       HG1956R     HA3HK       UN7MMM      EA7FTR
7Q7BP       G3RMC       HK1XX       EA7FTR      V31JP       KA9WON
7S5CF       SK5AA       HL0GHQ/2    DS2GOO      VE2IDX      VA3YDX
7Z1UG       DG1XG       HL22        DS5SWL      VI3JAM      bureau
8J3YAGI     JA3YKC      HS0AC       HS0ZFZ      VK1AA/4     VE3EXY
8S30JC      SK7JC       HS0ZDY      SM3CVM      VP8/LZ1UQ   LZ1UQ
9A35Y       9A5CY       HS0ZFI      SM5GMZ      VP8CMH/MM   GM0HCQ
9G5SW       DC8XL       HZ1IK       DK7YY       VP8DIZ      G7KMZ
9J2BO       G3TEV       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      VP9BO       W4ZGR
9J2CA       G3SWH       IY4FGM      IK4UPU      VP9F        N1HRA
9K2GS       EA5KB       J28JA       F5JFU       VQ9JK       G4FJK
9K2YM       EA5KB       K0B         KI0HV       VQ9NL       W4NML
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      K1Y         K4VD        W5TLH       W5AZN
9M6NA       JE1JKL      K3N         N3VOP       YB0AR       YB9BU
9M6XRO      M5AAV       KE0A/KP2    KE0A        YI1DZ       OM3JW
9V1YC       N5ID        KV2AA       W3HNK       YI9KT       SP8HKT
A35GN       VK2GND      LU1ZV       LU4DXU      YN2N        TI2OHL
A35TN       JA7GAX      LX2007L     LX1DA       YN4SU/9     TI4SU
A52K        JA1CG       LY7M        LY2BW       YR0UE       YO3KAA
A61AB       IZ8CLM      LZ0A        LZ1KDP      YR1A        YO3JR
A71EM       EA7FTR      LZ2007EU    LZ1BJ       YT150AT     YT1AT
C6ARI       DL3OCH      N0FW/KP2    W8QID       YT150YT     YT7YT
CE0Y/JK1FNL JK1FNL      ON4DAMIAN   ON4CP (a)   YT60W       YU7BCD
CN2DX       EA7FTR      ON4DAMIAN   ON4LN (b)   YU60BPQ     YU7BPQ
CO2JD       AD4Z        OQ5M        ON5ZO       YV1RDX      IT9DAA
CQ0ODX      CT2GZE      OR1Z        ON6IX       ZF2SC       KA9P
D2NX        JH7FQK      OT4A        ON4AEK      ZS5IE       ZR6OTB
DK2006TZ    DL1SBF      OX3PG       WA0SMQ      ZS90DW      ZS4SM
DR06XVI     DM6HK       OX3XR       OZ3PZ       ZY6T        PY7GK

(a) bureau   (b)  direct

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA0TM   Andy Cory, P.O. Box 1033, Mbabane, Swaziland
8P9NX    Peter Cross, 90 Greenpoint, St. Philip, Barbados
9H1SP    Paul Spiteri, 'Wideacre' Depiro Gourgion Street, Lija. BZN10, Malta
9N7JO    Stig Lindblom, Jum Changphimai, 147/1 Moo 3, Tambon Boot, Ban Ta
         Bong, Phimai, TH-30110 Nakhon Ratchashima, Thailand
CT1EAT   Francisco Costa, Apartado 172, 7801-902 Beja, Portugal
DL3OCH   Bodo Fritsche, Erlenweg 2, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany
HK3W     Siso Hennessey, P.O. Box 02-5242, Miami, FL 33102, USA
HS0ZCW   Charles Harpole, P.O. Box 1, Nakhon Chaisi, Nakhon Pathom 73120,
IZ4DPV   Massimo Cortesi, P.O. Box 24, 47100 Forli' Centro - FC, Italy
LZ1UQ    Dimitar Rusev Raitchev, P.O. Box 334, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria
PG5M     Gerben A.Menting, Brandparken 2, 9351 XM Leek, The Netherlands
PY7GK    Cristovao H. C. Freire, R. Teles Junior 475-1502, 52050-040 Recife
         (PE), Brazil
SV2ASP   Monk Apollo, Docheiariou Monastery, 63087 Mount Athos, Greece
TI8II    Carlos S. Bedoya, P.O. Box 119, Puntarenas 5400, Costa Rica
VA3YDX   Igor Slakva, 105 La Rose Avenue #803, Etobicoke, Ontario M9P 1A9,
W1F      P.O. Box 121, Plainview, NY 11803, USA
YU7BCD   Radio Club "Mihajlo Pupin", P.O. Box 17, 26001 Pancevo, Serbia

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