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03 March 2007                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 826
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2_rot  - Tony, 3D2AG (aka FO5RK) is  currently active (mostly  on 40 and  20
           metres CW) as FK/FO5RK from Noumea, New Caledonia until the end  of
           April. In May/June he plans to go to Rotuma and operate as 3D2AG/p.
           He says  there is  shortage of  fuel on  the island  and the  solar
           panels he used in the past do not work any longer. Tony is  looking
           for someone (individual amateur or DX club) who can help him obtain
           a few solar  panels (12V) to  charge his battery  and a small  beam
           antenna.  If   you   can  help   him,   please  contact   Tony   at
7X       - Yves, F5MSR is again active as 7X0MT from Algeria. He operates  QRP
           with a long wire, and prefers  CW and digital  modes. QSL via  home
           call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F        - The Radio Club  Nord Cotentin  (F6KFW) will  operate special  event
           station  TM4ORE  from  Cherbourg  on  5-11  March,  for  the   40th
           anniversary  of  SSBN  "Le  Redoutable".   Launched  in  1967   and
           decommissioned  in  1991,  the   first  French  ballistic   missile
           submarine is now used as a museum ship. [TNX F8REF]
F        - Three YL operators  will be active  on SSB,  CW and  RTTY from  the
           Council of Europe Radio  Club (TP2CE) on  9-11 March, to  celebrate
           the International Women's Day. QSL via F5LGF. [TNX F6FQK]
F        - TM5P will  be  the  callsign for  the  10-11  March  activity  from
           Pontusval  Lighthouse  [425DXN   825].  The  previously   announced
           callsign, TM4P, was used during the  latest CQ WPX RTTY Contest  by
           radio club  F6IPA. In  order to  avoid  confusion in  QSLling,  the
           lighthouse operators have applied for a new callsign. QSL TM5P  via
           F4ELJ. [TNX F4ELJ]
JA       - Look for JA6QDU/6 to operate CW and  SSB on the HF bands from  Aino
           Island (AS-012, JIIA  AS-012-002) on 4  March. QSL  via home  call,
           direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
J8       - Gary, W0AW will operate as J8/W0AW  from Bequia Island (NA-025)  on
           10-16 March. Activity  will be on  CW, RTTY and  some SSB on  10-80
           metres, plus 160m if antenna space is available. QSL via home call,
           direct or bureau. [TNX N0ODK]
SP       - Special callsign HF40PAZ will be  aired from 1  March to 30  April,
           and again on 1-30 September, to  celebrate the 40th anniversary  of
           club station SP6PAZ. QSL via SP6DVP, direct or bureau. [TNX SP6DVP]
TA       - Pavel/OK1MU,     Slavek/OK1TN,     Standa/OK1AU,     Zdenek/OK1FIA,
           David/OK1RK, Karel/OK1DG and  Vlada/OK1CW will be  active from  two
           IOTA island groups in Turkey as follows:
           4-6 March         YM0DX      Bozcaada      EU-099
           7-11 March        TC0DX      Gokceada      EU-186
           They will operate CW and SSB  on 40-10 metres.  QSL for both  calls
           via OK2GZ,  direct  or  (preferably)  through  the  bureau  (e-mail
           requests for bureau cards cand be sent to ok2gz@quick.cz).  Further
           information    and    on-line    logs     can    be    found     at
V8       - Kanzi, JA4ENL will once again operate as V85NL from Brunei on  8-12
           March. Activity  will  be  mainly  CW  on  all  bands  (160  metres
           included). QSL direct to home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VK       - 2-9 March  are  the new  dates  for John's  (VK6HZ)  activity  from
           Rottnest Island  (OC-164) [425DXN  525].  He will  operate  holiday
           style as VK6ARI.  QSL via VK6NE.  Logs will be  available after  12
           March at http://home.exetel.com.au/vk6hz [TNX VK6HZ]
W        - University of Mississippi ARC (W5UMS) members W5BJC, W5JMO,  WB5HSX
           and W5MPC will be active as  K5I from Horn Island (NA-082 on  10-11
           March. They expect to be  on the island  from around noon  Saturday
           through noon Sunday, and to  operate SSB, CW  and digital modes  on
           20, 40 and 80 metres. QSL via W5MPC. [TNX W5MPC]

IPY ---> A number of special callsigns are expected to be aired starting on 1
March to celebrate  the 4th International  Polar Year.  For instance,  expect
Francois/F8DVD to operate  as TM4IPY (QSL  via home  call), Charles/M0OXO  to
operate as GB4IPY (QSL via  M3ZYZ), Svetly/LZ3SM to  operate as LZ07IPY  (QSL
via  home call), Adriano/I3XMQ  to  operate as IA3IPY (QSL via home call) and
Francesco/IZ7AUH to operate as IP7IPY (QSL via home call).

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST (SSB) --->  Object of the  contest is for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations  in as many DXCC  countries as possible  on
160, 80,  40,  20, 15,  and  10 metre  bands,  while foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in as many of the
48 contiguous states and provinces as  possible (full rules  can be found  at
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2007/intldx.html). The following  stations
have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from 00.00 UTC on  3
March through 24.00 UTC on the 4th):
Call         Category      DXCC           QSL
8P1A         SOAB HP       Barbados       NN1N
8P2K         SOSB 20m      Barbados       KU9C
AH7ZA        SOAB QRP      Hawaii         W8QZA
BD3APX       SO LP         P.R. China     BD3APX
C6AWB                      Bahamas        WA2IYO
C6ANM                      Bahamas        WA2IYO
CE4CT        M/S           Chile          EA5KB
CN3A         SOAB          Morocco        I2WIJ
CS7A         M/?           Portugal       CS1GDX
CU2A         M/S           Azores         OH2BH
CU2CR        SO HP         Azores         CU2CR
D70LW/4      SOSB 20m (?)  South Korea    DS4NYE
FY5KE        SOAB          French Guiana  FY5KE
HD2A                       Ecuador        EA5KB
HK3JJH       SOAB LP       Colombia       HK3JJH
HR2DMR       SOAB          Honduras       HR2DMR
OE4A         M/2           Austria        OE1EMS
OZ/DK0G      160 and 80m   Denmark        DK0G
P40A         SOAB          Aruba          WD9DZV
PJ2T         M/2           Neth. Antilles N9AG
PJ7B                       St. Maarten    W8EB
RK2FWA       M/M           Kaliningrad    DK4VW
SM0W         SOSB 80m      Sweden         SM0W
TO5A         SOAB HP       Martinique     F5VHJ
V26H                       Antigua        KU4BP
VP5H         M/S           Turks & Caicos WOGJ
VP9/W6PH                   Bermuda        W6PH
WP3C         SOSB 15m LP   Puerto Rico    W3HNK
ZP0R         SO            Paraguay       W3HNK
Z35T         SOSB          Macedonia      Z35T
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operation listing maintained by
Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2007.html

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

GERMAN LIGHTHOUSES ---> Detlev Hoepner, DL1RTW  is the new Award Manager  for
the German Lighthouses Award. Detais can be found at  www.lighthouse-award.de
or www.mydarc.de/dl0kwh [TNX DL2VFR]

QSL 8Q7GL ---> Gianluca, IK0XIH reports that the QSL cards will not be  ready
before late March at the earliest.

QSL VIA IK3GES  ---> Gabriele reports  that all  of the  direct requests  for
5V7SE have been processed and mailed (requests without return postage or with
expired IRCs have been sent via  the bureau). Elvira, IV3FSG (5V7SE) will  be
back to Togo on 5  March; then she  will go to  Burkina Faso (requested  call
XT2SE). QSL via IK3GES, direct (with SAE and sufficient postage) or bureau.

QSL VIA LZ1AF --- Dim, LZ1AF  reports pilferage of  currency directed to  his
P.O. Box in Sofia. If QSLling direct, please avoid sending USD, but use 1 new
IRC instead. Dim also QSLs 100% via the bureau. [TNX K5XK]

QSL VIA  RN3RQ --->  Please note  that the  current QSL  manager for  RP3RST,
RX3RXX and UA3RAR is RN3RQ (Alex, RW3RN can confirm contacts made through  31
December 2002 only). [TNX RW3RN]

W-LKK-M --->  George Chlijanc,  UY5XE reports  that the  Lviv Shortwave  Club
(LKK) issues a certificate, available to  either licenced amateurs and  SWLs,
for contacts made with at  least 10 club  members (further details  available
from uy5xe@rambler.ru).

+ SILENT KEY + Phil Goetz, N6ZZ passed away unexpectedly on 27 February at 64
years of  age, after  suffering from  a brain  hemorrhage.  A CQ  WW  Contest
Committee member, he was  only one of  two radio amateurs  to operate the  CQ
World Wide DX Contest from all of the 40  CQ Zones. In his CQ WW  46-year-old
career he operated as follows (data provided by I2UIY):
Zone   Year     Mode   Call              Zone   Year     Mode   Call
  1     1988     Ph     KL7Y              10     1987     Ph     HC8DX
  2     1998     CW     VE2/N6ZZ                 1990     CW     HC5Z
  3     1965     CW     W6RW                     2004     Ph     HC8L
        1966     CW     W6RW              11     1989     Ph     ZW5B
        1967     CW     W6RW              12     1992     Ph     CE0Y
        1968     CW     W6GP              13     1991     Ph     LU4FM
        1969     Ph     W6UUI             14     1988     CW     CT2NH
        1969     CW     W6DQX/6           15     2002     Ph     TK4Z
        1970     CW     W6DQX             16     1999     Ph     R1MVZ
        1971     CW     W6DQX             17     2000     Ph     EY2A
        1972     Ph     W6DQX             18     2002     CW     RW9OWD
        1972     CW     W6DQX             19     2001     CW     RI0F
        1973     CW     W6ANN             20     1986     Ph     JY7Z
        1974     CW     W6DQX                    1987     CW     5B4TI
        1975     CW     W6ANN             21     1999     CW     A61AJ
        1981     CW     N6ZZ              22     1993     CW     4S7/N6ZZ
        1985     CW     N6ZZ              23     1995     Ph     JT1Z
        1986     CW     W6MKB             24     1998     Ph     XX9X
  4     1960     Ph     W9YT              25     2003     CW     JA1ELY
        1961     CW     W9YT              26     1996     Ph     HS1AZ
        1963     CW     W9EWC             27     2001     Ph     T88CC
  5     2004     CW     K1ZZ              28     1997     Ph     P29AS
  6     1975     Ph     6D2MX             29     1997     CW     VK6BAT
        1977     Ph     XE2MX             30     1993     Ph     VK9LI
        1980     CW     XE2MX             31     1973     Ph     KH6RS
        1983     Ph     XE2SI                    1974     Ph     KH6RS
        1983     CW     XE2SI             32     1990     Ph     5W1JJ
        1984     CW     XE2MX             33     1992     CW     EA9LZ
  7     1984     Ph     TI1C              34     1989     CW     SU1RR
  8     1970     Ph     HH9DL             35     2003     Ph     C5Z
        1976     Ph     6Y5BF                    2005     CW     9G5GJ
        1978     Ph     VP2VER            36     1996     CW     3C5A
        1979     CW     VP2VEQ            37     1991     CW     7Q7TT
        1980     Ph     KP2A              38     1994     Ph     3DA0Z
        1985     Ph     VP2VCW            39     1995     CW     3B8/N6ZZ
  8     2005     Ph     6Y2Z              40     2000     CW     OX/N6ZZ
  9     1994     CW     PZ5JR
        2006     Ph     PJ2T
        2006     CW     PZ5ZY

+ SILENT KEY + Ezzat Sayed Ramadan, SU1ER passed away a few days ago. He  was
the President  of  the Egypt  Amateurs  Radio Assembly  (EARA,  Egypt's  IARU
national society).

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

QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards  (4200+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
              web site  has been  updated.  Nine different  galleries  include
              cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (150+ QSLs), each of
              the 58  deleted DXCC  entities  (700+ QSLs),  obsolete  prefixes
              (1800+  QSLs),  Antarctic  bases  (600+  QSLs)  &  TAAF  (Terres
              Australes and Antarctiques  Francaises, 230  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)

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/RX3DD   RX3DD       FS5KA       W3HNK       R80PK       UA3PM
3W9R        OK1JN       GB0ANT      M3ZYZ       RA1QY/1     RA1QY
4J15TX      4J4K        GB4IPY      M3ZYZ       RD1AC       RA1ARI
4L1DA       W7LPF       GB6OTR      G3LHJ       RK2FWA      DK4VW
4L1MA       ON4RU       HB9ICE      HB9BHY      RN1CW/1     RN1CW
4O1A        YU1EXY      HC1MD       K8LJG       S92FM       CT1HHP
4S7PAG      F5PAC       HC2SL       EA5KB       SB300L      SM7CRW
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HG6PUSKAS   HA6ZQ       SC5L        SM5XSH
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HI3/IK4QJF  IK4QJF      SN150BP     SP6ZDA
5R8VB       UA4WHX      HI3C        ON4IQ       ST2A        T93Y
5W0RE       HA8IB       HI3HN       OE7NHT      SV0XAO      DJ5JH
6H1L        WA3HUP      HK1/AC8W    AC8W        SV5/DJ7RJ   DJ7RJ
6H1XR       XE1XR       HK1/K8DD    K8DD        T88CA       7N4GHH
6I2EX       XE2EX       HK1FGI      EA5KB       T88RA       JH1RMH
6I2MVS      XE2MVS      HL1VAU/4    HL1VAU      TI4CF       W3HNK
6I2MX       K6VNX       HQ2R        EA4URE      TM0ANT      F6KDF
6M22        DS2TXG      IA0IPY      I0YKN       TM0TAF      F4TTR
6Y0B        W2GB        IA2IPY      I2MQP       TM1ANT      F5SIH
6Y1V        OH3RB       IA3IPY      I3XMQ       TM2ANT      F4DNW
7X5ST       7X2LS       IA6IPY      IZ6GSQ      TM3ANT      F5PFP
8J8WSC      JE8KQR      IA8IPY      IK8WEJ      TM4ANT      F6BFH
9A60K       9A7K        II0ANT      I0NZK       TM5ANT      F5NOD
9A950JB     9A3JB       II1ANT      IZ1GJK      TM5TAF      F6AXX
9G1AA       PA3ERA      II1MNA      IZ1GJK      TM5Z        F5RMY
9J2BO       G3TEV       II2ANT      I2JJR       TM6X        F5VHY
9J2CA       G3SWH       II4ANT      IK4QIB      TM8ANT      F8DVD
9U0X        DJ6SI       II5ANT      IZ5BTC      TM8WAP      F5XL
9U9Z        DJ9ZB       II8ANT      IZ8GGF      TO6T        F6HMQ
A61AB       IZ8CLM      IO0ANT      I0YKN       TU2/F5LDY   F1CGN
A61AS       YO3FRI      IO2ANT      I8YGZ       U4MIR       RN3DK
AP2NK       W3HNK       IO8IAA      IK8WEJ      UA1CIO/1    UA1CIO
BP100S      BX4AN       IP7IPY      IZ7AUH      UA1ONY      RZ3EC
C31CT       EA3QS       IR0ANT      I0YKN       UE1RDO      UA1RJ
C56YK       ON7YK       IR1ANT      I1HYW       UE3YAR      RV3YR
C6ANM       WA2IYO      IR2ANT      IK2DUW      UE6ANT      UA6HPR
C98APE      CT1APE      IR4ICE      IZ4DPV      UK8FF       W3HNK
C98GLO      CT2GLO      IR7ANT      IZ7AUH      UN7MMM      EA7FTR
CN2WW       EA7FTR      IR8ANT      I8ACB       V26H        KU4BP
CN3A        I2WIJ       IU0ANT      IZ0BTV      V49A        V44NK
CN8PA       EA7FTR      IU2ANT      IK2QPR      VA3ANTA     VE3XN
CO6WD       W0SA        IU7ANT      IK7JWY      VA7ANTA     VE7IG
CT8CNE      CT1DJE      IU8ANT      I8QJU       VK1AA/2     VK1AA
CT8CNE      CT1DJE      J7OJ        KU9C        VK9DNX      DJ2MX
CT9L        DJ6QT       J88DR       G3TBK       VP2E        N5AU
CX2AQ       EA5KB       JW1MFA      LA1MFA      VP2EST      KT8Y
D60VB       UA4WHX      K4A         K6EID       VP2MTE      G3SWH
DB150HZ     DL7UGO      K4Z/ANT     W4DKS       VP8DJU      K9PET
DH150HZ     DL5KUA      K9A/ANT     K9PPY       VP8DJV      W3ASA
DK150HZ     DH2ES       KL2R        N1TX        VP8DKG      W3WKP
DQ50SAAR    DO7VLR      LR2F        LU2FA       VY0ICE/VE2  VE2TKH
DR150HZ     DL3PS       LX2007D     LX1KC       WP2Z        KU9C
DR2007ANT   DH8BM       LX2007G     LX1KC       XF2K        N6AWD
DS2GOO/4    DS2GOO      LX2007L     LX1KC       XV9SW       SM5MX
DS4NYE/4    DS4NYE      LX7I        LX2A        YI9CC/5     OK1DOT
DU3NXE      W3HNK       LZ04ANT     LZ3SM       YI9TU       N2OO
EA8/OH4NL   OH2BYS      N5T/ANT     W5BOS       YQ2ANT      YO2BP
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       OM7M        OM3PA       Z36A        DJ0LZ
EE5E        EA5RS       P40A        WD9DZV      ZA/Z35M     Z35M
EE7CAV      EC7DND      P40W        N2MM        ZB2/4O3AL   EB7AEY
EF8M        RX3DU       P49Y        AE6Y        ZD8QD       K4QD
EK8WA       SP9ERV      PJ2/N8LGP   W8TTS       ZD8WX       W4WX
EN20EXD     US4EXD      PJ2T        N9AG        ZF2AH       W6VNR
FK8AH       W3HNK       PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA      ZF2LC       W2SM
FM1II       K3PD        PJ4A        K4BAI       ZF2UL       K3UL
FM5BH       W3HNK       PJ7/PY1WAS  PY2AA       ZK2PR       JJ8DEN
FM5JC       F5CWU       PJ7TM       K2GSJ       ZK3RE       HA8IB
FR/TU5KG    F4EFI       R1FJT       UA4RC       ZL4IR       W8WC

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

DJ2MX   Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, 81671 Muenchen, Germany
G3LHJ   Derrick Webber, 43 Lime Tree Walk, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4LF,
         England, UK
HA8IB   Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary
K8LJG   John C. Kroll, 3528 Craig Drive, Flint, MI 48506, USA
K9PPY   James Model, 749 Willow St., Itasca, Illinois 60143, USA
N6AWD   Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr, Bakersfield CA 93309, USA
ON7YK   Andre Bourdon, Schotenhofdreef 18, B-2900 Schoten, AN, Belgium
RW3RN   Alex Kuznetsov, P.O. Box 80, Tambov, 392000, Russia
SM5XSH  Martin Bjorkman, Hogasvagen 209, 741 41 Knivsta, Sweden
V51AS   Frank Steinhauser, Schlossstr. 68A, 82140 Olching, Germany
VK1AA   Nick Hacko, P.O. Box 900, Spit Junction 2088, NSW, Australia


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