425 DX News issue #827

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10 March 2007                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 827
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2     - Len/UR3HR, Sergey/UR7HTX, Max/UR7HTZ, Alex/UT5UY and Alex/UX0LL will
          be active from the Fiji Islands as follows:
          27 April-3 May   3D2AP, 3D2TZ, 3D2UY       Taveuni Island (OC-016)
          3-7 May          3D2RI                     Yanuca Island  (OC-189)
          The Ringgold Islands (OC-189)  were activated for  the first and  so
          far only time by 3D2CK (I4LCK)  back in 1993.  Plans are to  operate
          CW, SSB and digital modes on or around the following frequencies:
          Band     CW       SSB          Digital
          160m     1820     1845           -
          80m      3530     3775           -
          40m      7020     7075          7035
          30m     10120      -           10145
          20m     14015    14260/14215   14090
          17m     18095    18135         18100
          15m     21015    21260/21280   21090
          12m     24905    24955         24925
          10m     28015    28460/28495   28120
          6m      50100    50115         50110
          QSL 3D2RI via UR3HR, direct (Leonid  Babich, P. O. Box 55,  Poltava,
          36000 Ukraine) or bureau; QSL 3D2UY via UT5UY, QSL 3D2AP via  UX0LL,
          QSL 3D2TZ via UR7HTZ. The pilot  station for this operation will  be
          Andy, UU0JM  (3d2ri@ukr.net). Further  information can  be found  at
3DA     - ON4AEO, ON7BK,  ZS6VWD and  ZS6EMH will  be  active as  3DA0FC  from
          Swaziland on 5-9 April.  QSL via ON4CJK,  direct or bureau.  Further
          information        at         http://www.3da0fc.be         and
          http://www.filipstattooshop.be/swaziland [TNX ON4AEO]
9M4     - The MARTS  (Malaysian Amateur  Radio Transmitter's  Society)  Penang
          Contest Team will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest as 9M4DXX
          from the QTH of Tex, 9M2TO on Penang Island (AS-015). QSL via 9M2TO.
          [TNX 9M2TO]
BY      - David, BA4DW will be active as BA4DW/7 from Xiachuan Island (AS-131)
          on 8-13  March. This  is a  holiday  style operation  with  activity
          mainly on 15 and 20 metres. QSL direct via home call. [TNX BA4DW]
BY      - Look for BD1DRJ/7, BA4ALC/7, BD7KLO/7, BG6IQD/7  and BG7JAC/7 to  be
          active from  Weizhou  Island (AS-139)  on  16-19  March.  They  will
          operate    SSB    and    CW    on    all    bands    (schedule    at
          http://bg1drj.spaces.live.com).   QSL   via    home   calls.    [TNX
C6      - Pete/W2GJ, Ed/K3IXD (C6AXD)  and Randy/K4QO (C6AQO)  will be  active
          from Crooked Island (NA-113) on 27-30 July. They will participate in
          the IOTA Contest as C6APR (QSL via K3IXD); look for C6AXD and  C6AQO
          on the WARC bands CW, SSB and RTTY and on 6 metres before and  after
          the contest. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
EU      - Special station EV5IPY is active to  celebrate the participation  of
          Belarus  in  the  4th  International  Polar  Year.  Operations   are
          conducted under  the aegis  of the  newly born  Department of  Polar
          Reasearches organized at  the Byelorussian  Geographic Society.  QSL
          via bureau  or direct  to EW4IDP  (Dmitrij Kuzneckij,  P.O. Box  19,
          230025 Grodno, Belarus). [TNX EW4IDP]
GM      - Dennis, M0LSB will  be active as  MM0LSB/P from  the Inner  Hebrides
          (EU-008) from 14 March to 2 April. He plans to go and operate SSB on
          10-80 metres from  three different islands,  namely Islay, Jura  and
          Gigha. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM      - MM0BHX, MM0GPZ, GM0ELP, GM0LIR, GM0NBM  and GM0OQV will  participate
          in the  IOTA Contest  (28-29 July)  as GM0B  from the  Isle of  Bute
          (EU-123). Expect them to operate SSB and CW on 10-80 metres. QSL via
          MM0BHX. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM      - Dennis, M0LSB will be active as  MM0LSB/P from Great Bernera in  the
          Outer Hebrides (EU-010) on 27-29 July,  IOTA Contest included.  Look
          for  him   on  80-10   metres  SSB.   QSL   via  home   call.   [TNX
H4      - Bernard, DL2GAC  (H44MS)  expects to  be  active  from  the  Solomon
          Islands until 25 April. QSL  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
HB0     - Dragan/9A2SX, Igor/9A3AXX, Hrle/9A6XX and Mark/9A8MM will be  active
          as HB0/homecall from  Masescha, Liechtenstein on  15-19 March.  They
          will be active on 10-80 metres  CW and SSB, and will participate  in
          the Russian DX Contest as HB0/9A8MM. QSL via bureau. They have a web
          page at http://www.rkp.hr/hb0 [TNX 9A6XX]
HB0     - DJ4MZ, DK4YJ, DK5TX, DK9TN and DL5RMH  will operate as  HB0/homecall
          from Liechtenstein  on 16-19  March. They  will participate  in  the
          Russian DX Contest as HB0/DK4YJ (Multi/2).  All of the QSOs will  be
          confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via home  call.
          Further information can be found at www.dk9tn.de/hb0 [TNX DK9TN]
HH      - Jan, K4QD  will operate  as HH4/K4QD  from  the NW  Haiti  Christian
          Mission on 19-30 March. Operations  will be on  80-10 metres CW  and
          SSB. QSL via home call (direct, LOTW or bureau). [TNX K4QD]
I       - Ampelio/IK3JBP, Calogero/IW3ILP and Andrea/IK3MZS will operate  from
          the lighthouse at Porto Garibaldi (WAIL ER-005, ARLHS ITA-116) on 10
          March. [TNX IK3MZS]
I       - Special stations II0IDP (QSL via IS0SDX),  II0IGU (QSL via  IK0JFS),
          II1ICS (QSL via  I1SAF), II7ICT (QSL  via IZ7AUH),  II9ICF (QSL  via
          IT9MRM) and II9IGJ (QSL via IT9MRM) - all representing former  coast
          radio stations of the Italian Navy - will be active from 17 March to
          1 April for the the Italian  Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award  (see
          http://digilander.libero.it/assoradiomarinai/coastal/home.htm     or
          contact    the    Award    Manager,    Alberto    Mattei,    IT9MRM:
          it9mrm@libero.it). [TNX IT9MRM]
J5      - Jack, F6BUM says he will operate SSB, CW and digital modes (SSTV  on
          request) during his 14-27 March activity as J5BI from Bubaque Island
          (AF-020) [[425DXN 821]. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
JT      - Andrea, IK1PMR and  Claudia, K2LEO/IZ1GLO will  be joining the  JT1Y
          expedition to Mongolia organized by I0SNY  (14 April-3 May)  [425DXN
          821]. Andrea and Claudia will operate  CW and RTTY from Ulaan  Bator
          for about 12 days. QSL via I0SNY. [TNX IK1PMR]
PA      - A group of operators from Antwerp  will be active as PA/ON4OSA  from
          Schouwen-Duiveland (EU-146,  ARLHS  NET-029)  on  7-14  April.  [TNX
ST      - Slavko, S57DX is still active mainly  on CW as ST2R from Sudan,  and
          will remain there through 20 April.  He has made about 9500 QSOs  so
          far, many of  them on the  low and WARC  bands. QSL  via home  call,
          direct or bureau. He expects to process and mail out direct cards in
          late May; requests with expired IRCs or without return postage  will
          be sent via the bureau. [TNX S57DX]
TF      - Kent,  SM5ELV  will  operate  as  TF7/SM5ELV  from  Heimaey   Island
          (EU-071), Iceland on 10-13 June. He will be active on as many  bands
          and modes as possible with 100 watts, a vertical antenna and maybe a
          dipole. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
V2      - Nigel, G3TXF (V25XF) is on Antigua (NA-100) for the BERU Contest. He
          arrived on 8 March and will  be leaving on  Monday morning. QSL  via
          home call. His web site is at http://www.g3txf.com/
V2      - Mark, W9OP and  Bob, W4OWY will  be active -  probably as V25OP  and
          V25WY respectively - from Antigua (NA-100) on 19-25 March. They will
          operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls.  [TNX
V3      - K4VU and K0LAA will operate as V31RG from Belize on 21-28 March,  CQ
          WW WPX SSB Contest included. Look  for CW, PSK and RTTY outside  the
          contest weekend. QSL to K4VU. [TNX K4VU]
V7      - Keisuke, JK1QLR will be active as V73KN from Majuro Island (OC-029),
          Marshall Islands on 16-22 March. QSL  via JK1QLR, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VK      - Babs, DL7AFS (VK6LB)  and Lot,  DJ7ZG (VK6ZG)  are currently  active
          from Kangaroo  Island,  reportedly until  12  March.  They  will  be
          touring Australia  through  the  end of  the  month  and  more  IOTA
          activities are  possibile, depending  on local  conditions. QSL  via
W       - Look for Wade, AA8LL/4 to be active from Cedar Key (NA-076) on  9-13
          March. He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres with 100
          watts and wire  antennas. QSL via  AA8LL (direct,  bureau or  LOTW).
          [TNX AA8LL]
W       - The Mid Florida DX Association (http://www.w4fdx.com/) will  operate
          as N2D ("Now 2 Dan", in  memory of founder and first club  President
          Dan Manfre ,  W2NDP, who became  a Silent Key  in August 2006)  from
          Honeymoon Island (NA-034) on 17 March.  Expect activity from 13  UTC
          until 19 UTC on 14260 or 21260. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZL7     - Yoshi, JJ8DEN  is currently  active as  ZL7/KH0PR from  the  Chatham
          Islands (OC-038) until 13 March. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]

IOTA TRIP ---> Simon, IZ7ATN reports he is  leaving on an IOTA trip to  Chile
and Peru. He plans  to be active  as CE4/IZ7ATN/p from  Pupuya Island in  the
O'Higgins/Maule Region  Group  (SA-095,  new one)  around  15  March  and  as
OA6/IZ7ATN/p from an island in  the Arequipa/Moquegua/Tacna Department  Group
(SA-098, new one) around 20-22 March. He will concentrate on 20 and 17 metres
SSB, plus 15 and 10 metres if the bands are open and 40 metres if he can have
a decent antenna. QSL via home call.

                          *** 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  (February 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).

BS7H ---> In its latest press release, dated 2 March, the BS7H team announced
a third easy  way to support  the late April  expediton to Scarborough  Reef.
Through  the  assistance   of  the  Mediterraneo   DX  Club,  their   website
(http://www.mdxc.org/bs7h/) can accept Paypal donations in Euros. This is  in
addition to the US Paypal system on the main BS7H site and the two collection
points in  America  (Paul Pescitelli,  K4UJ)  and  Germany  (Markus  Dornach,
DL9RCF)  for   mail   in   donations.  Full   details   can   be   found   at
http://www.bs7h.com/: "as we enter the  60 day window  for our activation  of
the number one country on the DXCC  list", the BS7H team says, "your  support
is now more vital than ever".

LOW BANDS PERMIT (THAILAND) ---> HF  operators in Thailand are authorized  to
use 80 and 160 metres during  contests through 31 December  2007 (this is  in
addition to the 40, 20, 15,  and 10m regular permits).  They can transmit  on
1800-1825 and 3500-3536 kHz on  both SSB and  CW (receive splits  permitted).
They are not allowed to operate on 6, 12,  17 or 30 metres, unless a  special
permission is granted. [TNX HS0ZCW]

QSL T88CA ---> Please note that this callsign has been reissued. Hide, JM1LJS
reports it was  issued on 23  January 2007 to  operator Atsuro  Ono, who  was
active from Koror  between 28 February  and 5  March. QSL  this activity  via
7N4GHH. The QSL route for QSOs made with T88CA (operator Norio Ogawa, JK1BKB)
in 2006 is via WB6Z (direct).

QSL UE1OTA/P ---> UE1OTA/p was active on 4 March from Kumbysh Island (EU-153,
RR-02-42). The QSL route is via RZ1OA, and direct cards should be sent to his
new address: Vlad Sadakov, P.O. Box 48, Arkhangelsk, 163045, Russia. Vlad  is
the QSL manager also for 4K3/RZ1OA,  4K3/UA1OLM, RK1OWA/p, RZ1OA/a,  RZ1OA/p,
UA1OLM/a, UA1OLM/p and  UE1OTA (operations from  EU-066, EU-119, EU-153,  and
several different RRA islands and RDA districts). [TNX RZ1OA]

VISALIA TOPBANDERS' DX DINNER ---> The Topbanders' DX Dinner will take  place
on Friday, 27  April at 6:30  PM in  the banquet  room at  the Sizzler  Steak
House, 2121  W. Caldwell  Ave. in  Visalia, CA  during the  International  DX
Convention there (http://www.dxconvention.org). To ensure adequate seating if
you plan to attend, please contact  Earl W Cunningham, K6SE  (k6se@juno.com).


QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3B8/LA7MFA,  3D2CX, 3D2WW,  3V6T,
3V8BB, 3XD2Z,  3XM6JR,  4H1LC (OC-244),  4O3T,  4U1UN, 4W6AAB,  4X6ZM,  5A7A,
5H1HW, 5H3AA, 5V7SE,  5W0CX, 7X0RY, 7Z1SJ,  8Q7DV, 9A/HA5BWW/p, 9G5UR,  9Q1D,
9Q1EK, A35LS,  A35TN  (OC-049), A35TN/N  (OC-191),  A35TN/V  (OC-064),  A61Q,
CP4BT, CX9AU, D2DX, D90HE/2 (AS-105), DU3NXE, E51PDX, E51PEN, E51QMA, E51YAQ,
ER/RW3AH, ER570C, ES7/W5WW,  FK/KF4TUG (OC-079),  FO/KM9D (OC-114),  FS/WY3P,
HR2DMR, HS0T,  HZ1FS, JA7NI,  K4VAC  (NA-083), KH8/JA7GAX/M  (OC-077),  KH8Q,
KL1V, KM9D/KH8 (OC-200),  KN5G/FS, LQ0D (SA-021),  LU/R1ANF, LY2IJ,  MJ/K8PT,
OD5NH, OH0PM,  OH0R,  OY3QN, P40Z,  PJ4/KU8E,  PZ5C/p, PZ5RA,  R1ANF,  ST2BF,
SV8/G4ELZ/p (EU-075),  SV8/SP6GVU  (EU-174), SY8GE,  T30XX,  T32MO  (OC-084),
TU2/F5LDY,  TZ5A,   UN3M,  UN7AM,   V6T1,  VP9/K9CC,   VQ9LA,   VU4AN/VU3RYJ,
WA2USA/5(NA-168), XE1RCS,  XE3ARV,  XF4DL  (NA-030),  XF4K  (NA-115),  XQ1KY,


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