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10 February 2007                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 823
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                         >>> SCARBOROUGH REEF 2007 <<<

The  following  announcement  comes  from  Tom  Harrell  (N4XP)  through  Don
Greenbaum (N1DG).
"After three years of effort to  obtain permission to  land and operate  from
the most  needed entity  in the  world, that  needed authorization  has  been
received. A multi-national team  led by W6RGG  will operate from  Scarborough
Reef for ten days in late April. BA1HAM and BV4FH have been
instrumental in bringing this operation to reality with ongoing support being
provided by N4XP, N1DG, K5YY and N6MZ.
A team is being assembled that will include members from Asia, Europe and the
As with any  DXpedition to a  location such as  this, transportation is  very
costly and will  be the largest  single expense. Success  will depend on  the
contributions of the DX community.
Please QRX for more information as it  becomes available and the web site  is

3B6     - The Polish operators who will be active from Agalega in  March-April
          [425DXN 821] are negotiating with  transport companies on  insurance
          and shipping costs. Their preliminary budget of EUR 70,000 seems not
          to be  sufficient, and  the team  is actively  seeking sponsors  and
          financial help. Details on the expedition  and on how to  contribute
          can  be   found  at   http://3b6.godx.eu  or   from  Witek,   SP9MRO
          (sp9mro@godx.eu). [TNX SP9MRO]
C6      - Bill, NE1B (C6AWB) and Tom, C6ANM will be active (mainly on 160  and
          80 metres, and the WARC bands) from the Bahamas from 21 February  to
          6 March, including  entries in the  CQ WW 160-Meter  DX SSB  Contest
          (24-25 February)  and the  ARRL DX  SSB  Contest (3-4  March).  Most
          operations will be from Eleuthera and New Providence (both count for
          IOTA NA-001),  but they  may also  make a  side  trip to  the  Berry
          Islands (NA-054) on 28 February. QSL for both via WA2IYO (logs  will
          be uploaded to LOTW).
CT3     - Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will  be active again as  CT3/DL3KWR
          and CT3/DL3KWF from  Madeira (AF-014) on  8-22 March.  They plan  to
          operate mostly CW  and on the  WARC bands.  Hardy will  try for  the
          first time in RTTY. QSL via  home calls. E-mail requests for  bureau
          cards can be sent to dl3kwr@darc.de or dl3kwf@darc.de  respectively.
          Their web  site is  at http://www.mydarc.de/dl3kwr  [TNX DL3KWR  and
E5      - Bob, G3PJT will be active as E51PJT (requested call) from  Raratonga
          (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 3-17  March. He will operate  mainly
          CW and for the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (10-11 March). QSL via home
          call, direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent
          to g3pjt@btinternet.com). [TNX G3PJT]
F       - Manu, F5NCU (CW)  and Gerard, F6EHJ  (SSB) will be  active on  10-90
          metres as TM7BA from Batz Island (EU-105) from 28 July to 4  August,
          IOTA Contest included.  QSL via F5NCU,  direct or  via bureau.  [TNX
GJ      - Look for Pete, K8PT and Craig, K3PLV to be active again from  Jersey
          (EU-013) on 14-22 March. They will  operate as MJ/K8PT and  MJ/K3PLV
          on 160-6 metres  CW, SSB and  RTTY, with  an emphasis  on the  lower
          bands. QSL via home  calls. Skeds can  be arranged at  k8pt@arrl.net
          before     they     leave.     Their     web     page     is      at
          http://users.adelphia.net/~crahill/ [TNX K8PT]
HH      - Dale, N3BNA and Ray, KC3VW plan  to operate in  their spare time  as
          HH7/N3BNA (focus on CW, QSL via KA2AEV) and HH7/KC3VW (focus on SSB)
          from southwestern Haiti starting on 12-13  February until the  24th.
          HH7/N3BNA will try to participate in  the ARRL DX  Contest as a  low
          power station. [TNX K1XN]
HI      - Fabio, IK4QJF  reports he  will be  active  as HI3/IK4QJF  from  the
          Dominican Republic (NA-096) between 22 February and 7 March.
HK      - Stan, AC8W and Hank, K8DD will operate as HK1/AC8W and HK1/K8DD from
          Cartagena, Colombia on 14-21 February. QSL via home calls. They will
          participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as a Multi-Single entry  (call
          for the contest to be decided). [TNX NG3K]
HP      - W9RE, N5OT,  W4OC  and N4GG  will  be active  as  HP1/homecall  from
          Contadora Island (NA-072) on 13-20 February.  Look for HP1XX  during
          the ARRL CW DX Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
HR      - Txema, EA5BWR and Luis, EA5KY will be working on "radio  solidarity"
          project in  El  Progreso, Honduras  on  14-21  February.  They  will
          operate on 10-80  metres SSB, CW  and RTTY  as HQ2R  in their  spare
          time. QSL via EA4URE, bureau or direct. [TNX EA5KY]
J7      - Igor, VA3YDX reports he will be active as J79DX from Dominica  until
          18 February. QSL direct only to home call.
JW      - Look for Maria Teresa, JW/IN3TCH (RTTY)  and Mauro, JW/IN3SAU  (SSB)
          to operate from from the JW5E club station on Longyearbyen (EU-026),
          Svalbard on 8-11 March. They will concentrate on the low bands.  QSL
          via IN3SAU. [TNX IN3SAU]
KP2     - John, K3CT and John, K3TEJ will be active as KP2/K3CT and  KP2/K3TEJ
          from St. Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 14-21 February. They will
          operate CW, RTTY and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via home calls. They
          will also be active as WP2Z  (QSL via KU9C) in  the ARRL DX  Contest
          (CW). [TNX K3TEJ]
PJ      - Alex, PY1WAS/PY2  will be  active as  PY1WAS/PJ7 from  Sint  Marteen
          (NA-105) on 18-21 February. He plans to operate mainly CW with  some
          SSB on 40,  30, 20, 17,  15, 12  and 10  metres. QSL  via bureau  or
          direct to PY2AA. [TNX PY1WAS/PY2]
TZ      - Makoto "Mac" Obara will be active again as TZ6JA from Mali on  13-21
          February. He plans to operate SSB  mainly on 40 and 80 metres,  with
          some 20m and  15m activity. QSL  direct to Mac  Obara, P.O. Box  59,
          Tama, Tokyo, 206-8691 Japan. [TNX JA1ELY]
TZ      - Eric/ON4LN  (TZ2T),  Ivo/ON5CD  (TZ1T),  Stefaan/ON4FG  (TZ4T)   and
          Bart/ON3VK, plus  Paul, TZ6PVI  (ON7ASL) will  operate SSB,  CW  and
          digital modes on 160-10 metres from Bamako, Mali on 2-7 April.  They
          plan to  have  at least  two  stations on  the  air. QSL  via  ON4LN
          (direct) or  via home  calls (bureau).  Further information  can  be
          found at http://mali2007.obox.be/
V3      - K5PI (V31AT),  AB5K  (V31TG), W5ZL  (V31ZL)  and WC0W  (V31TP)  will
          participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest (17-18 February) as V31TP from
          Cahal Pech, Belize. Before and after  the contest they will  operate
          under their individual calls. QSL via home calls. [TNX W5ZL]
V7      - Tom, K7ZZ will be active as V73ZZ from the Marshall Islands on 12-19
          February, ARRL DX CW  Contest included. Before  the contest he  will
          concentrate on the WARC bands. QSL via K7ZZ. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP2M    - Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active as VP2MPW from  Montserrat
          (NA-103) on 21-28 February. They plan  to operate on  160-10  metres
          CW,  with the  possibility  of  some  RTTY  and  PSK31.  Propagation
          permitting, they plan to have two  stations on the  air for as  many
          hours every day as is possible. QSL   via G3SWH,  direct or   bureau
          (e-mail   requests    for   burea    cards    can   be    sent    to
          phil@g3swh.demon.co.uk). [TNX G3SWH]
VP2V    - Steve, AK0M and Sandy,  KC0RD will be  active as VP2V/homecall  from
          Anegada, British  Virgin Islands  (NA-023) on  12-18 February.  They
          plan to operate holiday style on  40, 30, 20, 17, 15,  12, 10 and  6
          metres primarily CW. QSL via AK0M, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
VP2V    - Andreas, DL2AU will  be active as  VP2V/DL2AU from Anegada,  British
          Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 13-22 February. He plans to operate  SSB,
          PSK31 and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
          The web  site  for  the  activity  is  at  http://www.vp2v.com  [TNX
XU      - Fujimori/JA3PPH and Mega/JA3EGZ (from the Himeji Amateur Radio Club)
          and YL operator Yoko/JA3DFM (from the JARL Kobe Club) will be active
          from Sihanoukville, Cambodia  on 16-19 March.  They will operate  CW
          and SSB as XU7PPH, XU7EGZ and XU7DFM on 160-10 metres (possibily  on
          6 metres as  well). Direct cards  for all shoudl  be sent to  Himeji
          Amateur Radio  Club, P.O.  Box 6,  Himeji, 670-8691  Japan. The  QSL
          routes for bureau cards  are XU7DFM via  JA3DFM, XU7EGZ via  JA3EGZ,
          XU7PPH via JA3EGZ. [TNX JA1ELY]
ZD8     - Bill, W4WX and  Jan, K4QD will  be active  as ZD8WX  and ZD8QD  from
          Ascension Island (AF-003)  on 19-27 February.  They plan to  operate
          CW, PSK-31, RTTY and SSB on  all bands. QSL  ZD8WX via W4WX  (direct
          only), QSL ZD8QD via K4QD (direct or bureau). [TNX W4WX]
ZL8     - Jacky, ZL3CW (F2CW) and Aki, ZL1GO (JA4EKO) will be active as  ZM8CW
          and probably  ZL8GO from  Raoul  Island, Kermadec  Islands  (OC-039)
          between 22 and 27 March. QSL via ZL1AMO. [TNX The Daily DX]

SOUTHERN  OCEAN  TRIP  --->  Marc/K9PET  (VP8DJU),  Jim/W3ASA  (VP8DJV),  and
David/W3WKP (VP8DKG)  will  be cruising  in  the Southern  Ocean  between  11
February and  4  March.  Expected stops  include  the  South  Shetlands,  the
Antarctic Peninsula,  the  South Orkneys,  South  Georgia  and  the  Falkland
Islands. They plan to operate CW, SSB and PSK either as homecall/KC4 and with
their personal VP8 calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

TRIP TO  AFRICA --->  Peter, HA3AUI  will be  going back  to Africa  in  late
February. He will be active as  either 6W2SC (from  Senegal) and J5UAP  (from
Guinea-Bissau) starting around  25 February until  around 30  April or  maybe
longer. Peter plans to operate digital modes with some SSB on all bands.  QSL
via HA3AUI, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LOTW. His web site  is
under construction at http://cqafrica.net. [TNX NG3K]

CQ WW RTTY WPX  CONTEST ---> The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (10-11 February):
* 5C5W                     Morocco           QSL via EA5XX
* 8P4B      SOSB 20m       Barbados          QSL via KU9C
* CT9M      M/S            Madeira           QSL via bureau
* EF8A      M/2            Canary Islands    QSL via EA8AUW
* ER0FEO                   Moldova           QSL via UU0JM
* KH7X      SOSB 80m       Hawaii            QSL via K2PF
* HQ9R      SOAB           Honduras          QSL via N6FF
* J20RR     M/S            Djibouti          QSL via I2YSB
* J43BSF    M/S            Greece            QSL via SV1CIB
* OH0Z                     Aland Isls        QSL via W0MM
* R7C/3     M/S            European Russia
* TI5N                     Costa Rica        QSL via W3HNK
* WP3C      SOAB LP        Puerto Rico       QSL via W3HNK
* YW0DX     M/S LP         Aves Island       QSL via IT9DAA
Do not forget to give a  look to the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrjwpx2007.html - good  contest to
you all!

                          *** 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  (January 2007) 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 ---> The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
ZL9BSJ/P    Auckland and Campbell Islands    12 September 2006
5A7A        Libya                            15-20 November 2006
VU7LD       Lakshadweep Islands              1-30 December 2006
VU7RG       Lakshadweep Islands              14-26 January 2007
YU6AO       Montenegro                       Operation effective 28 June 2006
Anyone who has submitted cards for YU6AO, and had them rejected, can send  an
e-mail to dxcc@arrl.org for corrective action. [TNX NC1L]

QSL 4L6AM ---> Joseph Obstfeld, 4X6KJ  reports that the IARC (Israel  Amateur
Radio Club) QSL  bureau is receiving  cards for 4L6AM  routed through  4Z5CU.
Please note that 4Z5CU is not and has never been a member of IARC and has  no
access to the bureau service. Cards  should be sent  direct only (details  at

QSL EX8AB --->  The new QSL  route for  Bek is  via RX3RC,  direct (Roman  A.
Novikov, P.O. Box 21, 392000 Tambov,  Russia) or bureau. All previous  routes
are no longer  valid. Roman's  web site  is at  http://rdaward.org/qslmng.htm

QSL IP5P ---> All of the  outstanding QSOs made with IP5P (Palmaiola  Island,
EU-028) in August 2006 have been confirmed automatically via the bureau.

QSL V51AS  ---> The  Daily DX  reports  that Frank,  V51AS  has "a  new  more
reliable QSL route now. It is not a QSL manager and will take a little longer
but should be steadfast". Cards can  be sent to Steinhauser, Schlobstr.  68A,
82140 Olching, Germany.

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

C6ARI:     On-line logs  and  a  photo  gallery  for  the  2-8  January  C6ARI
           operation  from   Cay   Sal  Bank   (NA-219)   are   available   at


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3V8SF, 3XM6JR, 4O3T, 5A7A,  5N6EAM,
5R8RJ, 6W/RW3TN, 6Y1V, 6Y3R, 7Q7BP, 7W2OM, 8P9A, 8Q7DV, 9M2AX, 9M6NA,  9Q1EK,
A22/JA4ATV, A61Q, A70RRY, B1HQ, B4EG, C21HC, C52T, C53M, C56R, C6AKX,  C6APG,
C6APR, C6AXX, C91Z, CE0Y/JK1FNL, DS4DR/4 (AS-093), DU9/N0NM, E51APX,  E51NOU,
F5TLN/TU8, FG5DH, FO/KM9D (OC-114), FS/WY3P,  FY5KE, HK0GU (NA-049),  HK0GU/1
(SA-040), HP1/DL2OE, HP1AC, HR2/LU1DY, J28JA, J5UAF (AF-093), JD1AMA, JW4GHA,
K7C,  KH8Q,  LA/DL3VTA   (EU-055),  LA0CX,  LT0H,   LY3M,  OX3XR,   PJ7/K4UJ,
PT7BZ/PY0F,  PY0S/PS7JN,  R1MVC,  RK2FWA,  S50O,  S50U,  S59A,  ST2A,  TI4CF,
TU2/F5LDY, TU2CI,  TZ6LF, TZ6MF,  V26B,  V31FG/P (NA-123),  V5/DJ4SO,  V51AS,
VE1//F5PAC (NA-154), VP2MRD (NA-103), VP5X,  VP8LP, VP8ROT (AN-001),  VP8SGK,
VP9KF, VQ9LA,  VU7LD, VU7RG,  W4PL (NA-112),  XF4DL (NA-030),  XU7ABN,  YA4F,
YB1A, YB5AQB, YB5NOF/p  (OC-106 and OC-108),  YC3DIK (OC-021), YN2EJ,  YU6AO,
YX0A (NA-020), YX0LIX (NA-020), ZA/DL2RMC, ZD8A, ZK2PX, ZL6QH, ZL8R (OC-039),


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