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27 January 2007                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 821
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B6     - The group of operators for the  Agalega (AF-001) expedition  [425DXN
          811]    includes    Witek/SP9MRO,    Danuta/SP9SX,     Marek/SP9BQJ,
          Bogdan/SP3IQ, Wojtek/SP5BFX and Wojtek/SP9PT.  They will operate  on
          160-10 metres as 3B6/SP9MRO (QSL via  SP9SX) and 3B6/SP9PT (QSL  via
          SP9PT) for about 11 days starting  on 22 March. Further  information
          and details on how contribute to  help defray the significant  costs
          of this DXpedition can be found at http://3B6.godx.eu.
4S      - Joel, F5PAC  will active  again as  4S7PAG from  Sri Lanka  on  2-22
          February. Expect activity on 17 and 20 metres. He will operate  from
          the main island (AS-003)  with a side  trip to AS-171  on 10 and  11
          February. QSL via F5PAC. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
5B      - The Nicosia  Amateur  Radio Club  (5B4NC)  will operate  from  Agios
          Georgios (AS-120) at the end of July, IOTA Contest included. Further
          information is expected in due course. [TNX 5B4MF]
6W      - Jacques, F6HMJ will operate as 6W/F6HMJ from Senegal from 9 February
          to 13 March. He will be active on 10-80 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
          via F6HMJ. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
8Q      - Noel, F6BGC will  be active as  8Q7NC from  Angaga Island,  Maldives
          (AS-013) from  30 January  to 5  February. It  will be  a  "suitcase
          dxpedition" with  75  watts and  a  multi-dipole, and  he  plans  to
          operate on  40, 20  and 15  metres. QSL  via  home call,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F6BGC]
C6      - Bob, N4BP (C6AKQ) and Pete, N8PR (C6AHR) will be active on all bands
          from the Bahamas on 12-19 February,  while Kevin, K4PG (C6APG)  will
          join them on the 15th. They will participate in the ARRL DX  Contest
          (CW): Bob on 40 metres, Pete  on 160 metres and  Kevin on 80  metres
          (look for him on 6 metres before the contest and during the  contest
          when 80m is  closed). QSL  via home  calls, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
C9      - Jose, CT1APE and Filipe, CT2GLO will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31
          as C98APE and C98GLO respectively from  Bazaruto Island (AF-072)  on
          18-24 February. QSL via home calls. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
EA8     - Andrea, IK1PMR and Claudia,  IZ1GLO (K2LEO) will  be active (CW  and
          RTTY) holiday style  as EA8/IK1PMR  and EA8/IZ1GLO  from the  Canary
          Islands (AF-004) from 8 February to 8 March. They might take part in
          a few contests (low power).  QSL via IK1PMR  direct or bureau.  [TNX
G       - GB6OTR with be used from 1 February through 31 December to celebrate
          the  60th   anniversary  of   the  Torbay   Amateur  Radio   Society
          (http://www.tars.org.uk).  On  the  anniversary  day  (24  February)
          GB6OTR will be active all day from the Society's HQ in Newton Abbot,
          Devon; the remaining time it will  be used from the QTHs of  various
          members. QSL via bureau or via G3LHJ. [TNX G3LHJ]
J2      - Announced  frequencies  are  for  the  1-15  February  J20M  &  J20R
          operation from Moucha Island (AF-053), Djibouti [425DXN 819] are  as
          BAND   SSB     CW      RTTY
           10m   28450   28025     -
           12m   24925   24895     -
           15m   21295   21025     -
           17m   18130   18080   18105
           20m   14190   14025   14085
           30m     -     10105   10140
           40m    7050    7005     -
           80m    3795    3505     -
          160m    1840    1823     -
          The website for  the expedition is  at http://www.i2ysb.com/j2;  QSL
          via I2YSB, direct or bureau.
J5      - Jack, F6BUM will  be active as  J5BI from  Bubaque Island  (AF-020),
          Guinea Bissau on 14-27 March. He plans to operate with 100 watts and
          dipoles on  40-10  metres SSB  (other  modes availabe  on  request).
          Further information at ttp://www.f6bum.net (click on "Guinee-Bissau"
          on the left). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F6BUM]
JT      - Nicola/I0SNY, Giampiero/I5NOC  and Pino/I8YGZ  will be  active  from
          Mongolia from 14 April until 3  May. They will operate as JT1Y  from
          Ulanbaatar and will  also be visiting  call areas 8,  9 and 0  along
          with members of  the JT1KAA radio  club. Expect  activity on  160-10
          metres CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via I0SNY. [TNX I0SNY]
OX      - Johan, PA3EXX will operate from Rathbone  Island in the  Greenland's
          Coastal Islands North East group (NA-243, new one for IOTA) on 21-24
          August. Johan has applied for a callsign in the new XP prefix  block
          (see "Denmark" in the Good To  Know section) Further information  is
          expected in due course. QSL via PA3EXX.
PJ      - Joeke, PA0VDV reports he plans to active as PJ4/PA0VDV from  Bonaire
          (SA-006) on 1-18 February. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
PY      - Maia,  PY5CA  reports  he  will  be   using  "super  special   call"
          ZY5100SCOUT from 1 February through the end of the year to celebrate
          the 100th anneiversary of the scouting movement. QSL via home call.
UA      - Look for   UE3YAR to be  aired on  23-25 February  to celebrate  the
          Russian Army Day for  the AFARU (Armed  Forces Amateur Radio  Union)
          activity programme. QSL via RV3YR. [TNX RV3YR]
VK      - Nick, VK1AA  reports he  will be  active as  VK1AA/2 from  Broughton
          Island (OC-212) on 25-28 February. He plans to operate CW and SSB on
          40, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via  home call (Nick Hacko, P.O. Box  900,
          Spit Junction 2088, NSW, Australia).
VP2M    - Budd/W3FF  (VP2MFF),  Chris/W6HFP  (VP2MHF),  Scott/NE1RD  (VP2MRD),
          Mike/KC4VG (VP2MVG),  Paul/KB9AVO (VP2MVO),  Tom/W4OKW (VP2MTC)  and
          Bob/AB7ST (VP2MST) will  operate 160-6  metres CW,  SSB and  digital
          modes from Montserrat (NA-103) from 29  January to 6 February.  This
          DXpedition will focus  on lightweight gear  and portable  operations
          from beaches, hilltops, and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.  QSL
          for all via NE1RD, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to  LoTW.
          The     web     site      for     the      expedition     is      at
T32     - T32MO - operated by Mike,  KM9D (CW) and  Jan, KF4TUG (SSB)  [425DXN
          820] - is expected go  QRT from from  Fanning Island (OC-084)  after
          the first week  in February. Mike  and Jan  will then  sail back  to
          Christamas Island. QSL via OM2SA.
W       - Dennis, WA2USA will be active as  WA2USA/5 from Grand Isle  (NA-168)
          on 8-19 February.  He will operate  CW and SSB  on 80-20 metres  and
          will participate in the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) on  80-10
          metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
XE      - On 30 July  2006 XE2WWW/XF2 and  XE2K/XF2 operated for  a few  hours
          from Larga Island in the Tamaulipas State group (NA-246). This was a
          reconnaissance trip in view of a  large scale operation that it  has
          been now announced to take place  on 23-25 February. Expect a  group
          of operators from Mexico and the  US to operate CW  and SSB as  XF2K
          with three stations. QSL via N6AWD. [TNX XE2K]
XU      - John/9M6XRO (XU7XRO, QSL via M5AAV),  Steve/9M6DXX (XU7DXX, QSL  via
          M5AAV) and Pete/SM5GMZ (XU7ADI,  QSL via home  call) will be  active
          from Cambodia from 31 January to  10 February. They plan to  operate
          on 160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. [TNX M5AAV]
YV0     - Announced frequencies  for  the  YW0DX  DXpedition  to  Aves  Island
          (NA-020), which is due to start  on 8 February [425DXN 820], are  as
          BAND     CW           SSB            RTTY       PSK       SSTV
          160m      1822-1825    1842            -         -          -
           80m      3523         3790            -         -          -
           40m      7020         7055           7040      7038        -
           30m     10103          -            10140     10137        -
           20m     14020        14190,14260    14090     14071      14232
           17m     18075        18145          18100       -          -
           15m     21020        21190,21295    21080     21070        -
           12m     24893        24950          24920       -          -
           10m     28020        28490          28090     28120        -
            6m     50110        50110          50290     50290        -
          QSL via IT9DAA, direct or bureau. The web site for the expedition is
          at http://yw0dx.4m5dx.org/

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (CW)  ---> Object of the  contest is for  amateurs
worldwide to work  as many  US States,  Canadian provinces  and countries  as
possible   on   160   metres    CW   (full   rules    cand   be   found    at
http://cq-amateur-radio.com/160%20Meter%20link.html). The following  stations
have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from 00.00 UTC on 27
January through 23.59 UTC on the 28th):
- Eddy, XV1X and Stan, 3W9JR as 3W3W from Vietnam. QSL via OK1DOT.
-  YU1XX, YZ1BX, YT1XX and YU1EW as  4O1A from Serbia. QSL via YU1EXY.  Please
   note that Serbian  amateurs are now  allowed to operate  from 1810 to  2000
- RV2FW, UA2FB and UA2FF as CN2A from Morocco. QSL via DK4VW.
- CT3FN, DJ8VC and HB9CQL as CT3FN from Madeira. QSL via HB9CRV.
- Martti, OH2BH as CU2A from the Azores. QSL via home call.
- UR5FEO as ER0FEO from Moldova. QSL via UU0JM.
- ES5TV and ES5RY as ES5Q from Estonia. QSL via ES5RY.
- Nodir, EY8MM from Tajikistan. QSL via K1BV.
- Rich, K2WR as GJ2A from Jersey. QSL via K2WR (USA) or GJ3DVC.
- DL4SDW, DL8SCG and LX2A as LX7I from Luxembourg. QSL via LX2A.
- G3NKC, G4MJS and G4XUM as MD4K from the Isle of Man. QSL via G3NKC.
-  Juha/OH1JT, Jouko/OH1RX, Mika/OH2JA  and Ari/OH5DX as  OH0Z from the  Aland
   Islands. QSL via W0MM.
- OM2VL ,OM3BH, OM3GI, OM3NA and OM3RM as OM8A from Slovakia. QSL via OM2VL.
- RA3AUU as P33W from Cyprus. QSL via home call.
-  Jeff, K8ND and Jim, W8WTS as  PJ2T from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.  QSL
   via N9AG.
-  Jovica/T98A (ST2A), Fernando/EA4BB (ST2BF) and Slavko/S57DX (ST2R) as  ST2A
   (Multi-Single) from Sudan. QSL via T93Y. Expect ST2R (QSL via S57DX) to  be
   on the top band on Friday before the contest, while ST2A and ST2BF (QSL via
   W3HNK) will do their best to  be active on 160 metres for  the rest of  the
   low bands season during their weekends (Thu/Fri and Fri/Sat nights).
- Emir, OE1EMS as T93J from Bosnia-Hercegovina. QSL via OE1EMS.
-  Mitko, LZ1UQ as  VP8/LZ1UQ from the  South Shetland Islands.  QSL via  home
- WA4PGM as VP9I from Bermuda. QSL via N1HRA.
- Peter, NO2R as XU7ACY from Cambodia. QSL via K2NJ.
- Andy, UA3AB as YT3B from Montenegro. QSL via home call.
- Bruce, K0BJ as ZF2BJ from the Cayman Islands. QSL via home call.
-  ZL2BSJ and ZL1AZE as ZL6QH from  New Zealand. Expect them around  1830-1835
   kHz at their local sunset, and around 1810-1815 kHz or 1821-1825 kHz  later
   in the evening, when the  band opens to  Japan. QSL via  ZL2AOH or via  the
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operation listing maintained by
Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160c2007.html

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

ARRL NEWS --->  Several organizational  changes at  ARRL Headquarters  became
effective on 22 January.  A new department,  tentatively called the  Programs
and Services Department, will combine most functions of the former Membership
Services Department and  Field and Educational  Services. Dave Patton  (NN1N)
has been named  manager of the  combined department, and  Norm Fusaro  (W3IZ)
will become assistant manager of the combined units.

DENMARK ---> The Danish IT and  Telecom Agency has opened the possibility  to
apply for  new prefix  block callsigns.  They should  start being  issued  by
mid-March, so don't be caught unawares if you hear OU, OV, 5P and 5Q stations
from Denmark, as well as XP  callsigns from Greenland  and OW callsigns  from
the Faroe Islands.

DXCC HONOR ROLL ---> The  deadline to be  shown in the  next DXCC Honor  Roll
listing is 31 March. Submissions must  be postmarked 31  March 2007 for  your
submission to count for this listing. The DXCC Honor Roll list will appear in
August 2007 QST.  There are 337  entities on the  DXCC list and  you must  be
within the numerical  top 10 DXCC  entities to qualify.  The current  minimum
requirement for Honor Roll is 328  current entities (deleted entities do  not
count towards this level). [TNX NC1L]

LU2ERA/Z ---> Henry (LU4DXU) says that  he saw that Hugo  was at the  Orcadas
Base in the South Orkney Islands, he suggested him to operate on the  amateur
radio bands "without knowing that he  never went to renew his LU2ERA  license
and lost it. This callsign has now been issued to another individual. As soon
I received this information I spoke with him to cancel the operation. All QSL
cards received will  be returned to  the sender. Mistakes  happen and I  hope
that Hugo eventually  renews his license  and is able  to activate such  rare
Bases in the near future". [TNX NE8Z]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Graham, M5AAV says  that with immediate effect he is  no
longer the QSL Manager for G6PZ, GX6PZ and GB6MD.

QSL EU-179 ---> As of 20 January,  Alex (UX2IQ) had processed and mailed  all
of the direct requests for UT3IB/p, UT9IO/p & UX2IQ/p. Anyone still needing a
card can apply for one either direct with adequate return postage and SAE, or
via the UARL bureau. [TNX UT3IB]

QSL XF4DL --->  The cards for  the latest Revillagigedo  operation have  been
printed in Germany,  and the QSL  manager for the  Americas (N6AWD) is  still
waiting for them to arrive. Hopefully  he will receive them  in the next  2-3
weeks, for the time being please be patient and do not resubmit. [TNX XE2K]

USA DROPS CW --->  The Federal Communications  Commission (FCC) has  modified
the Amateur Radio Service rules and  eliminated Morse code exam  requirements
for all  amateur  licence classes.  The  new rules  become  effective  on  23
February. Full information can be found at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/morse/.

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

LOG:       Igor, UA9CDC  reports  that the  on-line  log for  the  2006  8Q7DV
           operation is now available at http://radio-8q7dv.narod.ru
LOG:       The final  logs  for  XT2C  (56,287  QSOs)  are  now  available  at
LOG:       The on-line log for YR0UE can  be found on the Federatia Romana  de
           Radioamatorism's web site at http://www.hamradio.ro/ [TNX YO3JW]


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3B8CF, 3D2VB, 3DA0TM, 3V6T,  4O3B,
4O3T, 4O60BH, 4Z0J, 5A7A,  5H3EE, 5K0Z, 5R8RJ,  7P8DJ, 9H3MR, 9K2HN,  9M2CNC,
A35XX, A61Q, A71EM, A92ZE, BY1DX, C6APR,  C6ATA, C6DX, C98BWW, CP8XA,  D44AC,
(OC-057), FO/KM9D (OC-114), FR5ZU/T, FS/VA3RA, FS5HL/P, FS5UQ, FY1FL,  H44VV,
HC1JQ, HC8N,  HK0GU,  HQ4R (NA-060),  J2/WB9Z,  J20DA, J28JA,  J37LR,  J5UAF,
JT1CO, JW4GHA  (EU-027), JW5E,  KC4AAA, KG4DX,  LU1ZV, LU4ZS,  MD4K,  OH60BH,
P29ZAD, P49MR, PJ2/N1ZZ,  PJ4E, RV2FW/1 (EU-133),  ST2A, T70A, T70HQ,  T88VV,


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