425 DX News issue #822

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    03 February 2007                                        A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 822
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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B9     - Nigel,  G3TXF  will  operate  as  3B9/G3TXF  from  Rodrigues  Island
          (AF-017) on  7-13 February.  Look for  activity (CW  only) on  80-10
          metres. QSL  via  G3TXF, direct  or  bureau (Nigel  welcomes  e-mail
          requests for bureau  cards, see "QSLling  Tips" on his  web site  at
6W      - Ingolf, DL4JS and  Rich, DK8YY will  be active  as 6W/homecall  from
          Senegal on 3-9 February.  They  plan to operate SSB, CW and  digital
          modes. QSL for both calls via DH7WW, direct or bureau. [TNX DH7WW]
C5      - Andre , ON7YK will be active  again from The Gambia from 9  February
          until 1 March.  He will collect  his licence upon  arrival and  will
          operate as time permits on 80 40, 20, 17 and 10 metres SSB with  100
          watts and dipoles. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
F       - Look for Christophe, F5UBH/p and Juan, F5IRC/p to operate CW and SSB
          on the HF bands from Batz Island (EU-105) on 9-11 February. QSL  via
          home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
FT      - Gildas, TU5KG has  left on a  new fishing campaign  in the  Southern
          Indian Ocean. He will be sailing  in the Kerguelen and Crozet  areas
          until around mid-March. When on land he will use his new  callsigns,
          FT5XQ (Kerguelen) and FT5WM (Crozet), otherwise  he will be  signing
          /MM. In April he will be  QRV as FR/TU5KG from Reunion Island  until
          he returns to France. QSL via F4EFI, direct or bureau. [TNX F4EFI]
J2      - I2YSB and  his  group became  active  from Moucha  Island  (AF-053),
          Djibouti on  1  February as  expected  [425DXN 821].  The  announced
          callsigns (J20M and J20R) have changed, and they will be using J20RR
          for CW/RTTY and J20MM for SSB. QSL via I2YSB, direct or bureau.
J7      - George/K5KG (J75KG, QSL  via KU9C),  Ron/KK9K (J79RV,  QSL via  home
          call), Jim/WI9WI (J79WI,  QSL via home  call), Charlie/K1XX  (J79XX,
          QSL via home call) and Don/W9IU  (J79IU, QSL via home call) will  be
          active from Dominica (NA-101) on 10-20  February. They will  operate
          CW and SSB on all HF bands, with  an emphasis on 160 and 80  metres.
          They will participate  in the ARRL  DX CW Contest  as J7OJ (QSL  via
          KU9C). [TNX The Daily DX]
OZ      - Jakob, OZ7AEI plans to operate on  20 and 40 metres SSB as  OZ7AEI/p
          from a  few  lighthouses in  the  Djursland area  between  5  and  9
          February. QSL via bureau. [TNX OZ7AEI]
V2      - Ed, N2ED  will be  active as  V26G on  10-21  February, ARRL  DX  CW
          Contest included. Look for him to be QRV on all HF bands,  including
          12, 17 and 30 metres before and after the contest.QSL via home call.
          [TNX KA2AEV]
V3      - Frank/DL2SWW (V31FG), Gerd/DJ4KW  (V31YN), Gisela/DK9GG (V31GW)  and
          Gabi/DF9TM  (V31DG)  will  be  active  from  the  Turneffe   Islands
          (NA-123), Belize on 8-13 February. QSL via operator's  instructions.
          [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VP5     - Jim, W9VNE  will  operate  CW as  VQ5FOC  from  the  Caicos  Islands
          (NA-002) from 21 UTC on 2  February through 21 UTC  on the 4th.  His
          main focus is  to participate in  the FOC Marathon,  but he will  be
          pleased to give a report to  prefix hunters as well. QSL via  W9VNE.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
YV0     - Corrado, IT9DAA reports  that the Venezuelan  Navy has modified  the
          transport plans for the DXpedition to Aves Island [425DXN 821].  The
          YW0DX team now expects to be QRV around 16 UTC on 9 February and  to
          leave the island on the 14th or the 15th.

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

3B7C ---> Two  members of the  Five Star DXers  Association (FSDXA)  recently
visited Mauritius to set up logistics  for the 7-24 September operation  from
St. Brandon [425DXN 814]. All the necessary permits and licences are in hand,
and a suitable ship has been located  to take the team members and  something
like 6 tonnes  of equipment  to the  island. The  full press  release no.  3,
issued by Don Field (G3XTT) on  30 January, will be  published in the  latest
425 Magazine (http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html).

ARRL NEWS ---> "Membership  and Volunteer Programs  Department" (MVP) is  the
official name for the ARRL newly born department that combines most functions
of the  former  Membership Services  Department  and  Field  and  Educational
Services [425DXN 821]. The MVP manager is Dave Patton, NN1N.

DXCC NEWS  --->  The  VU7LD operation  from  the  Lakshadweep  Islands  (1-30
December 2006) has been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

LAKSHADWEEPS 2007 ---> VU7RG  went QRT at  18.30 UTC on  24 January, after  9
days and 92,134 QSOs (65.1% CW, 29.1 SSB, 5.1 RTTY) made from the islands  of
Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat (all of them are AS-011 for IOTA). The VU7RG logs
can be found at  http://www.dx-pedition.de/lakshadweep2007/logs/logsearch.php
(logs are in the process of being checked). The band and continent breakdowns
are  as   follows  (full   statistics  for   VU7RG  are   now  available   at
Band     QSOs              Continent     QSOs
-------------              ------------------
10m      1727              AF             228
12m      4145              AN               0
15m     14186              AS           17041
17m     14050              EU           64286
20m     16035              NA            9377
30m     10915              OC             505
40m     19532              SA             677
80m      9300
160m     2241
VU7MY remained active  from Minicoy  (AS-106) until  around 15.30  UTC on  30
January, with a total of about 17,000 QSOs. The QSL routes for VU7MY are  the
same as for VU7RG; according to  the expedition website (www.vu7.in)  on-line
logs will be published sometime in February.

LX6 ---> Effective 1 January 2007,  this is the prefix  for the new  "Novice"
licence class in Luxembourg. LX6 licencees are allowed to operate on 160, 80,
15 and  10 metres  with 100  watts.  The first  licence  has been  issued  to
operator Lin,  LX6K. Full  information on  the LX  prefixes can  be found  at
http://www.rlx.lu/lx_prefix_assignment.htm [TNX LX1KQ]

QSL 4O3T ---> The last problem QSLs were sorted out this past week and should
reach their destinations by 15 February at the latest. It was also noted that
an unknown volume of direct requests were lost in the postal system somewhere
along the way. Over the next ten months the direct QSLing phase will continue
through sub-QSL managers: John,  N7CQQ (USA &  Canada); Martti, OH2BH  (Japan
and Asia); Hans, PB2T (Europe and the rest of the world). By the end of  2007
the rest will be released for distribution via the worldwide bureau  network.

QSL J79XBI ---> Please note that the  QSL route for contacts made between  16
January 2007  and  16 April  2007  is via  Leif,  SM0FWW,  direct  or  bureau
(SM0XBI/SM7XBI is the QSL manager for past operations).

QSL TG9AKH ---> Petr,  OK1DOT reports he  is now the  QSL manager for  Mario,
TG9AKH. QSL direct only to Petr Gustab, P.O. Box 52, Cesky Brod 282 01, Czech
Republic. Other stations served by  Petr include 3W3W,  9V1GO, HK1AR ,  NH6P,

QSL YX0A/YX0LIX ---> Steve, KU9C says that about 70% of the direct cards have
been mailed. There is stills a large pile of cards that include QSOs that are
not in log (it seems there  were at least  two major "slim"  runs, one on  15
metres and  one on  80 metres),  requests for  /mm cards,  requests for  YX0A
and/or YX0LIX and other cards that  he manages. Steve has not started  bureau
cards yet, and won't  for some time.  "I apologize for  the slow delivery  of
these cards", he says, "My hope was to be able to mail these a long time ago,
when I had some slack time  in my schedule, but  the process 'came  together'
just as some hectic work and personal commitments came into my schedule".

+ SILENT KEYS  + Peter McKay,  G3WQU passed away  in Lebanon  on 28  January.
While working for the United Nations,  he operated as E4/G3WQU, CN2PM,  S07PM
and 4W3CW.
Patrick de Verteuil, HH7PV died of a heart attack on 13 January. He lived  in
Haiti for 34 years and gave many DXers their first QSO with that Country.. He
was also very active on 6 metres.

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

3W3W:         Information  and  a  photo  gallery  for  last  weekend's   3W3W
              operation by  Eddy,  XV1X  and  Stan,  3W9JR  can  be  found  at
              http://3w3w.ok1jr.com/. There  is also  a  link to  the  on-line
              logs. [TNX XV1X]
LOGS:         On-line   logs    for    EO15PWC   are    now    available    at
              http://www.eo15pwc.borisinfo.net. QSL via bureau to UR4PWC. [TNX
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)

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2HC       DL9HCU      CN2FB       DK4VW       PJ5NA       K1NA
3D2RN       WB6JZY      CN2FF       DK4VW       R1FJM       RX3MM
3W3W        OK1DOT      CN2FW       DK4VW       R1FJT       UA4RC
3Y9SDA      LA9SDA      CO3LF       IZ8EBI      RK80X       RA9XX
4K6OF       UA3FDX      CO3VK       IZ8EBI      SC5L        SM5XSH
4L6AM       4Z5CU       CQ0ODX      CT2GZE      SU9HP       SC6A
4O1A        YU1EXY      CU2A        OH2BH       T30HC       DL9HCU
4O3M        OH2PM       CX1JJ       EA5KB       T32MO       OM2SA
5B/K3UY     RA3AUU      EI75IRTS    EI6HB       T80J        JR6XIX
5B4AGM      W3HNK       EK3GM       IK2QPR      T88ME       7N1RTO
5R8FL       G3SWH       EK6LP       IK2DUW      T88YK       JN1WTK
5R8GZ       G3SWH       EK6YL       SP9ERV      T93J        OE1EMS
5R8HG       DK2WV       ER0FEO      UU0JM       TC5C        W4JS
5X1GS       WB2YQH      ES5Q        ES5RY       TM7Z        F5CWU
5Z4KI       YO9AFH      EX2M        W3HNK       UN3M        EA7FTR
6H1AY       XE1AY       EY8/UN7FZ   UN7FZ       V31JP       KA9WON
6H1BY       XE1BY       EY8MM       K1BV        V73NS       WD8CRT
6H1CT       XE1CT       FK8AH       W3HNK       VE0CWL      VE1NB
6H1GZU      XE1GZU      FM1HN       K3PD        VP2MFF      NE1RD
6H1J        XE1J        GD3NKC      G3NKC       VP2MHF      NE1RD
6H1L        WA3HUP      GJ2A        K2WR   (a)  VP2MRD      NE1RD
6H1SDK      XE1SDK      GJ2A        GJ3DVC (b)  VP2MTC      NE1RD
6H1TD       XE1TD       HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       VP2MVG      NE1RD
6H1XR       XE1XR       HZ1GW       GW0RHC      VP2MVO      NE1RD
6H1ZVO      EA5KB       II0BH       IK0IZW      VP8/LZ1UQ   LZ1UQ
6I2EX       XE2EX       J20MM       I2YSB       VP9I        N1HRA
6Y1V        OH3RB       J20RR       I2YSB       WH2D        K3UOC
7Q7MT       NU5O        J28JA       F5JFU       XR7C        CE6AMN
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       KH8/N9YU    YT1AD       XT2CG       HB9ADJ
7Z1UG       DG1XG       KP2ZZ       G4OOC       XU7ADI      SM5GMZ
8P2K        KU9C        LQ0D        LU7DSY      XU7DXX      M5AAV
8Q7AK       G7COD       LZ2007EU    LZ1BJ       XU7XRO      M5AAV
8Q7NC       F6BGC       MD4K        G3NKC       XV2LC       VK6LC
9A60K       9A7K        MJ0ASP      F5SHQ       YB0ECT      K3AIR
9G5SW       DC8XL       MJ0AWR      K2WR   (a)  YI9CC/5     OK1DOT
9J2SZ       SP8DIP      MJ0AWR      GJ3DVC (b)  YI9SM       K5CW
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      OH0Z        W0MM        YT3B        UA3AB
9V1YC       N5ID        OM7M        OM3PA       Z22JE       K3PD
A45WD       YO9HP       OM8A        OM2VL       ZD8RH       G4DBW
C4M         W3HNK       ON60EKO     ON4EKO      ZF2BJ       K0BJ
C56NN       M3UNN       OP5T        ON5UM       ZL6QH       ZL2AOH
C6AWS       W6SJ        P33W        RA3AUU      ZP6/N3BNA   KA2AEV
CN2A        DK4VW       PJ2T        N9AG        ZY5100SCOUT PY5CA

(a) US     (b) others

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

9A7K     Kresimir Juratovic, P.O. Box 88, HR-48001 Koprivnica, Croatia
CE6AMN   Carlos Montesinos, P.O. Box 591, Temuco, Chile
DK4VW    Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, D-35041 Marburg, Germany
DL9HCU   Udo Moeller, Wennerstorfer Strasse 1, D-21629 Neu-Wulmstrof, Germany
G7COD    Andrew Kitchen, Cottage 4, Newton Hall Farm, Bank Newton, Skipton,
         North Yorkshire, BD23 3NT, England, UK
I2YSB    Silvano Borsa,  Viale  Capettini 1,  27036  Mortara -  PV,  Italy
LU7DSY   Carlos Almiron, P.O. Box 709, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires,
M5AAV    Graham Ridgeway, 6 Pilgrim Street, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 0JQ, England
NE1RD    B. Scott Andersen, 614 Old Stone Brook, Acton, MA 01718, USA
OK1DOT   Petr Gustab, P.O Box 52, Cesky Brod 282 01, Czech Republic
OM2SA    Juraj Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia
SM5XSH   Martin Bjorkman, Hogasvagen 209, 741 41 Knivsta, Sweden
WD8CRT   Neil Schwanitz, Box 8341, APO, AP 96557, USA

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