425 DX News issue #825

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24 February 2007                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 825
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B6     - The Polish expedition to Agalega [425DXN  823] is on hold: "we  will
          decide  on  March  15  whether  it  is  postponed  only  or   rather
          cancelled", Witek, SP9MRO  says. "The  decision is  due to  enormous
          costs of  the  expedition that  have  much  exceeded  the  estimated
          budget".  All  of  the  contributions  received  so  far  are  being
          refunded. The full press release is available at http://3b6.godx.eu
3DA     - A DXpedition to Swaziland from 16 to 25 March is being organized  to
          celebrate the 75th Jubilee of the Irish Radio Transmitters  Society.
          The group  will also  take part  in the  CQ WPX  SSB Contest  (24-25
          March). Operation will  be on  all bands  with particular  attention
          given to the WARC bands, digital modes and the LF bands. It is  also
          hoped to  have  some  activity on  EME,  2m  and  6m.  Participating
          operators are Paul/EI2CA (3DA0PM), Peter/EI7CC (3DA0PB), Aidan/EI8CE
          (3DA0AM),   David/EI4DJ/GI4FUM   (3DA0DG),   Rory/EI4DJB   (3DA0RH),
          Brendan/EI3GV (3DA0GV)  and Pete/GI4VIV  (3DA0GI). QSL  for all  via
          EI7CC, direct or  bureau. The web  pages for the  expedition can  be
          found at  http://www.irts.ie/cgi/afri75.cgi;  on-line logs  will  be
          updated on a daily basis. [TNX EI7CC]
5W      - YT1AD and other operators from the N8S team will be active as  5W5AA
          from Samoa (OC-097) on 20-24 April. QSL via YZ7AA. [TNX YZ1EW]
9M6     - Pete, SM5GMZ reports he will be active from East Malaysia in  March.
          On 13-21 March he will  be signing 9M6/SM5GMZ,  with an emphasis  on
          the low bands CW. On 22 March he will go to 9M8 and will participate
          in the CQ WPX SSB Contest together with Steve/9M6DXX (ex-G4JVG).
9U      - Baldur, DJ6SI (9U0X, CW) and Franz, DJ9ZB (9U9Z, SSB) will be active
          on 10-160 metres  from Burundi until  1 March. QSL  via home  calls.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
C5      - The OM0C  Contest Crew  will  be active  from  The Gambia  on  17-30
          October.  Six   operators   (Rich/OM2TW,   Bob/OM1KW,   Roman/OM2RA,
          Noro/OM6NM, Joe/OM5AW  and Dano/OM1NW)  will be  active as  C52C  on
          160-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes, with an emphasis on 160m and
          the low bands. They plan to have four well equipped stations on  the
          air and to  participate in the  CQ WW SSB  Contest. A  side trip  to
          Bijol Island (AF-060) is also being  planned. QSL via OM2FY,  direct
          or bureau. The web site for the expedition is at www.om0c.com/gambia
          [TNX OM2TW]
CT3     - Rolf, DK2ZF will operate as CT3/DK2ZF  from Madeira (JT65b) from  16
          March to 2 April.  He will be  there to check  out his portable  EME
          equipment for 144 MHz (4x11 el Yagis and 400 watts RF), but he  will
          also operate CW  on the WARC  bands. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX DK2ZF]
F       - F4ELJ, F0ELI  and  F0ELK  will be  active  as  TM4P  from  Pontusval
          Lighthouse (ARLHS  FRA-404)  on 10-11  March.  QSL via  F4ELJ.  [TNX
G       - Cray  Valley  Radio  Society's  members  Nobby/G0VJG,   Simon/M3CVN,
          Dave/G4BUO,  Richard/G7GLW  Justin/G4TSH  and  Chris/G0FDZ  will  be
          active as G3RCV/P from St. Mary's  Island, Isles of Scilly  (EU-011)
          from 24 July to 2 August. They will participate in the IOTA  Contest
          as M8C (QSL via G4DFI). [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM      - A large group  of operators from  the Sheffield  Amateur Radio  Club
          will be active  as GS3RCM from  the Isle of  Arran (EU-123) from  26
          July to 2 August. They will participate in the IOTA Contest as MM3M,
          and they will also try to  go and operate again  from the island  of
          Pladda. QSL via G3VCQ. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
HL      - Rocky/HL1VAU, Ryu/DS4NYE and  Han/DS2GOO will be  active from  Sonyu
          Island (AS-148) on 1-4 March. They will operate on 10-40 metres  CW,
          SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as homecall/4  and will participate in the  ARRL
          DX SSB  Contest as  D70LW/4 (possibily  as a  SOSB 20m  entry).  QSL
          HL1VAU/4, DS4NYE/4  and DS2GOO/4  via home  calls; QSL  D70LW/4  via
          DS4NYE. [TNX HL1VAU]
          will be active as IF9RGE from Favignana Island (EU-054, IIA  TP-011)
          on 21-23 April. They  plan to operate  on the HF  bands CW, SSB  and
          RTTY, plus 6 and 2 metres. QSL via IT9EJW, direct or bureau. Further
          information at http://www.rgetna.org/if9rge.htm [TNX IT9EJW]
JA      - Look for JH1DGY/1, JL1OVB/1, 7L3ATQ/1 and JA1YVT/1 to be active from
          Izu Oshima (JIIA  AS-008-008), North Izu  Islands (AS-008) on  24-25
          February. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - Take, JI3DST will be active as either JI3DST/JS6 or JS6RRR from  the
          Miyako Islands (AS-079)  on 2-5 March.  He plans  to concentrate  on
          160, 80 and 40 metres. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
KH2     - Fukuda, JK2VOV and  Nose, JA2BNN will  be active  as KH2/JK2VOV  and
          KH2/JA2BNN from Guam (OC-026) on 16-19 March. They will  participate
          in the Russian DX Contest as  separate single operators, but  before
          that event they might operate on the WARC bands. QSL via home calls.
          [TNX JA1ELY]
KH8S    - The N8S team of operators (YT1AD, K3LP, K1LZ, N6TQS, RK3AD,  RA3AUU,
          SV2BFN, K6SRZ, YU7NU, YZ7AA, YZ1BX, UR0MC, UA4HOX, RU4SU and  YU1AU,
          plus possibly YU1DX  and YZ1EW) will  be active  from Swains  Island
          (OC-200) on  4-15 April  (give  a look  to  the latest  schedule  at
          http://www.yt1ad.info/n8s/ and note that UTC = KH8 time + 11 hours).
          They  will  have  six  stations  active  on  all  bands  and  modes.
          Contributions will be gratefully accepted; please contact  co-leader
          Dave, K3LP  (k3lp@yahoo.com).  One  more  operator  is  still  being
          sought. QSL via YT1AD. [TNX YZ1EW]
OZ      - A team  of German  operators will  be active  as OZ/DK0G  from  Romo
          Island (EU-125) from 26 February  to 6 March.  They will operate  on
          the HF, VHF and microwave bands, and will be active during the  ARRL
          DX SSB Contest on 160 and 80 metres. QSL via DK0G. [TNX W1AW]
PJ2     - Chad/WE9V, Scott/KA9FOX and Mike/K9NW will be active as PJ2/homecall
          from Curacao (SA-006) from 26 February  to 6 March. During the  ARRL
          DX SSB Contest they  will be QRV  as PJ2T in  the M/2 category.  QSL
          PJ2T via N9AG, others via home call. [TNX K9NW]
PJ7     - Look for Bil, PJ7/W8EB and Dorothy, PJ7/W8DVC to be active from  St.
          Maarten from 25  February through 25  March. They  will operate  CW,
          SSB, PSK31 and RTTY on 10-160  metres. W8EB will participate in  the
          ARRL SSB DX Contest as PJ7B. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
S9      - Luciano, CT1HHP will be active as  S92FM (callsign to be  confirmed)
          from Rolas Island (AF-023) between 26 February and 7 March. He plans
          to operate  mainly RTTY  and BPSK31  on 10,  15,  20 and  40  metres
          (possibily also 17 metres). [TNX CT1END]
SU      - A group of operators from the  Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club will  be
          active as SU8DLH from Egypt on  3-12 March. They  will be active  on
          all the HF bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via DK2CL. They will
          also guest operate from SU0ARA (QSL  for this activity via  DL1BDF).
          [TNX K1XN]
SV5     - Willi, DJ7RJ will be  active as SV5/DJ7RJ  from Kos Island  (EU-001)
          from 26 February to 17 March. He  will operate CW and SSB on  160-10
          metres, with an emphasis on the  low bands. QSL via home call.  [TNX
V6      - Nando/IT9YRE (V63RE),  Claudio/I1SNW  (V63WN) and  Mike/K9AJ  (V63J)
          will be active from Micronesia between 2 and 19 April. Plans are  to
          operate SSB and  CW from  Ngulu Atoll  (OC-180) for  36 hours,  from
          Sorol Atoll (OC-277, new one) for  three days and from Woleai  Atoll
          (OC-132) for another three days. QSL via home calls. The  expedition
          (website at www.mdxc.org/v63) is dedicated to the memory of the late
          Gianni Rizzi, I7RIZ.
VE      - Heinz, VA7AQ will  be active  on all  bands SSB  from Quadra  Island
          (NA-091) from 26 July to  1 August, IOTA  Contest included. QSL  via
          home call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VK      - John, VK6HZ will  be active holiday  style as  VK6ARI from  Rottnest
          Island (OC-164) on 5-11 March.  He plans to  operate SSB, PSK,  RTTY
          and possibly CW. QSL via VK6NE. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
XE      - Enrique/XE1IH,   Javier/XE1KOF,   Jose   Luis/XE1YJL,   David/XE1XR,
          Martin/XE2ML and Benjamin/XE2AUB  will be active  as 4A3IH from  the
          NA-183 IOTA group in May. Look for  them to operate on the HF  bands
          (CW, SSB  and digital  modes), as  well as  on 6  and 2  metres  and
          satellite, from La  Roqueta (ARLHS MEX-069)  on 14-19  May and  from
          Ixtapa on 21-26 May. QSL via IT9EJW, direct or bureau. The web  site
          for the  operation can  be found  at http://www.mdxc.org/4a3ih  [TNX
XV      - Rolf, SM5MX has just revived his  old callsign and will b active  as
          XV9SW from Hanoi, Vietnam until 30  April. He will operate CW on  20
          and 15 metres, but "the downtown electric smog is worse than  ever",
          he says, "so operation is  just barely possible  now and then".  QSL
          via home call (please note that he will return to Sweden in August).
          [TNX SM5MX]
ZF      - Bob, K3UL  will  operate again  as  ZF2UL from  the  Cayman  Islands
          (NA-016) on 1-7 March. He plans  to concentrate on CW operations  on
          30, 80 and 160 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZK3     - YT1AD and other operators from the  N8S team will be active as  ZK3A
          from Tokelau (OC-048) on 16-19 April. QSL via YU7NU. [TNX YZ1EW]

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (SSB)  ---> Object of the  contest is for amateurs
worldwide to work  as many  US States,  Canadian provinces  and countries  as
possible   on   160   metres    SSB  (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 24
February through 23.59 UTC on the 25th):
Call         DXCC              QSL VIA
6Y1V         Jamaica           OH3RB
C6AWB        Bahamas           WA2IYO
C6ANM        Bahamas           WA2IYO
CT9L         Madeira           DJ6QT
EB1WW        Spain             EA1EY
HI3C         Dominican Rep.    ON4IQ
OL4W         Czech Rep.        bureau
RK2FWA       Kaliningrad       DK4VW
XE1RCS       Mexico            qrz.com
ZD8QD        Ascension Isl.    K4QD
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operation listing maintained by
Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160s2007.html

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

NEW UK POSTAL RATES ---> Effective 2 April, UK postal rates will rise  across
the board by slightly more than 10%.  Whereas 1 USD has been insufficient  to
pay for the minimum return postage to countries outside Europe for some  time
now, this new increase will mean  that 1 USD is no  longer sufficient to  pay
for the minimum return postage  to countries *within*  Europe. The new,  2009
expiry IRCs are  still exchangeable  for the  minimum return  postage to  all
parts of the world. [TNX G3SWH]

NOT THE MANAGER (SU0FEC) ---> Tim, WD9DZV says he is not the QSL manager  for
SU0FEC. This station  was active on  40 metres CW  around 8-9 December  2006.
[TNX The Daily DX]

NOT THE MANAGER (TC5C) ---> Jack, W4JS says he has "absolutely no connection"
with TC5C. This station was repeatedly spotted on 40 and 20 metres CW between
late January and mid-February. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL CS5A  --->  Victor Diniz,  CT1AUO  apologizes and  says  he  can  confirm
contacts made with CS5A between 1991 and June 1994 only (not 2001-2004 as  he
previously stated, 425DXN 824).

QSL YW0DX ---> Corrado says that too many direct requests for YW0DX (as  well
as for the other stations he his the QSL manager for) do not comply with  the
instructions given at http://www.qrz.com/callsign/it9daa; these requests will
be processed through the bureau in due course.

QSL VIA RW3RN ---> Alex, RW3RN  reports his new  address is: Alex  Kuznetsov,
P.O. Box  80, Tambov,  392000, Russia.  He is  the QSL  manager for  5B/AJ2O,
5B/NN3AA, 5B4/R3CC,  5B4/RV3MA, 5B4/RW3QC,  5B4/UW3QC, 5B4AGM  (IARU  Contest
2003), 9H3QC, C4M (CQWW CW 2003,  CQ WPX SSB  2004), FG/RW3QC, R1MVC  (2002),
R1NWS (EU-147), R3/DL5XJ,  R3ARC/1 (EU-147), R3CC,  R3CC/6, R5CC, R7HQ  (2003

QSL VIA UU2JQ ---> Those who  still need a card  from the following  stations
can contact  Rustam, UU2JQ  (uu2jq@aport.ru):  EN5J, EO10J,  EO50JS,  EO55JM,

SWODXA DX DINNER ---> The SouthWest Ohio DX Association is pleased to sponsor
the 22nd annual  DX Dinner to  be held in  conjunction with  the 2007  Dayton
HamVention. The dinner will be Friday  evening, 18 May,  at the Crowne  Plaza
Hotel. Further information may be obtained from Jay Slough, K4ZLE (k4zle 
yahoo  com) or at http://www.swodxa.com

UBA 60  AWARD --->  UBA radio  club stations  are  allowed to  replace  their
ordinary prefix with  ON60 (Oscar November  Six Zero) to  celebrate the  60th
anniversary of  the  Union Belge  des  Amateurs-emetteurs [425DXN  808].  The
commemorative UBA  60 Award  is  issued to  licenced  amateurs and  SWLs  for
working at least five different ON60 stations during the calendar year  2007.
Details can be  found at  http://www.uba.be/hf/awards/awards_fr.html or  from
the UBA Award Manager, Egbert Hertsen, ON4CAS (on4cas@uba.be).


QSLs received direct or through managers:  3B8CF, 3D2AY, 3D2MO, 3W3W,  3XD2Z,
3XM6JR, 3Y0X, 4O3B, 4O3T, 4O60BH, 4S7CF,  4S7NE, 5A7A, 5J1W, 5R8RJ  (AF-057),
5U5Z, 5Z4DZ, 6W1EA, 6Y1V,  6Y5WJ, 7W2OM, 7X4AN,  7Z1SJ, 7Z1UG, 8Q7DV,  8R1EA,
9J2BO, 9K2HN,  9M6DXX, 9Q1D,  9Q1EK, AP2TN,  BY1TX/2 (AS-158),  C31CT,  C56X,
C6APG,  C6APR,  C6ARI  (NA-219),  CN8IG,  CU2A,  DQ2006C,  DQ2006K,  DQ2006M,
DQ2006Q, DQ2006S,  DQ80IARU,  DR2006B, DR2006O,  DS4DRE/4  (AS-093),  E51PDX,
E51QMA, EI7M, EP3HF, EX8MJ, FG5FR,  FO/KM9D (OC-057), FS/WY3P,  HB0/DL2OBO/p,
J6/KD7WPJ, J79AG,  JD1AMA,  JJ8DEN/6, JJ8DEN/JD1,  JT1CO,  JT800OK,  JV800CS,
JW0HS, JW4GHA, KG4DX,  KH0PR, KH6/KF7E,  KH8Q, KH8SI,  KP2ZZ (NA-106),  LT7W,
S58Q, SV9CVY,  SV9GPV,  SY8GE  (EU-113),T21MY,  T30XX,  T31MY,  T77C,  T88CM,
VP2MHX, VP5DX,  VP8CMH/MM, VP8ROT  (AN-001),  VP8SGK (AN-007),  VP9F,  VQ9JC,
(AS-075), YI9KT,  YJ0AMY,  YJ0IR, YN4SU,  YN4SU/9,  YS3/I2JIN,  YT6A,  YU6AO,


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