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21 April 2007                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 833
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B6      - Wojtek, SP9PT has  had to drop  out of the  group of operators  who
           will be active  from Agalega  in June  [425DXN 829].  The team  now
           includes SP9MRO, SP5BFX, SP3MGM, SP6EQZ, SP3RBR, SP9SX and  SP5XVY.
           They will leave Poland on 28 May and expect to be on the island for
           12-15 days starting around 6 June.  QSL via SP9SX. Updates will  be
           posted at http://3b6.godx.eu/
6W       - Dani, EA4ATI is returning to Dakar,  Senegal and will remain  there
           until April 2008. He expects to  be active as 6W/EA4ATI and  6W1EA,
           probably with a beam for 10, 15 and 20 metres, and dipoles for  the
           other bands. QSL direct via homecall. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
9A       - Gianfranco, I6GFX and Luca, I6QIZ will  be active as 9A/I6GFX  from
           Croatia on 23-28 June. Their main QTH will be on Murter Island (not
           IOTA, IOCA CI-074),  and they plan  to go  and operate  from a  few
           EU-170 counters:  Arta Vela  (CI-004), Kornat  (CI-042),  Murvenjak
           (CI-075), Radelj (CI-097), Vela Smokvica (CI-107), Vrgada  (CI-143)
           and Prisnjak Mali (CI-488).  QSL via home  call, sirect or  bureau.
           Logs at http://www.gianfrancogervasi.it/search.html [TNX I6GFX]
9H       - Ralph, DL9MWG will be active as  9H3RT from Malta (EU-023) from  28
           April through 11 May. Activity will  be on the  HF bands mainly  on
           CW. QSL via DL9MWG. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
9M2_spr  - Gerben, PG5M  (http://www.dx.to) will  be active  as 9M2/PG5M  from
           Pulau Layang Layang,  Spratly Islands (AS-051)  until 23 April.  He
           will operate CW only on 10-40  metres, with a vertical antenna  and
           possibly a G5RV  dipole. QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau.  He
           will start answering cards (including those for other 9M2  contacts
           from West Malaysian  islands) by the  middle of the  year, when  he
           ruturns to the Netherlands. [TNX PG5M]
9N       - Nob/JA2AAU, Yoshi/JA2AIC and  Iku/JA2ATE will be  active as  9N7AU,
           9N7IC and 9N7TE  respectively from Kathmandu,  Nepal on 10-15  May.
           They plan to operate SSB, CW,  RTTY and PSK31 on 10-40 metres.  QSL
           via home calls. [TNX JA1ELY]
BS7      - Suggested  frequencies for  the  forthcoming  BS7H operation   from
           Scarborough Reef [425DXN 824] are as follows:
           BAND    SSB     CW     RTTY
           160       -     1826.5  -
            80      3799   3504    -
            40      7057   7004    -
            30       -    10104  10142
            20     14185  14024  14080
            17     18145  18074    -
            15     21295  21024  21080
            12     24945  24894    -
            10     28475  28024  28080
           Expect activity  to  start  by  the  end  of  April.  Bookmark  the
           expedition's website, as official information will be posted there.
           QSL via KU9C. Logs will be available at http://www.bs7h.com/  after
           the end  of the expedition.
BY       - Kevin/BA4XA,   Mary/BA4XYL,   Roy/BA4VE,   Li/BD4XD,    Wang/BD4XW,
           Chang/BG6IQD and  Tiger/BG4VGJ will  be active  as homecall/4  from
           Dongxilian Island (AS-135)  on 1-7 May.  They will operate  holiday
           style on or around the usual IOTA frequencies using 100 watts  into
           a 2-element yagi, vertical and dipole antennas. QSL via home calls.
           [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
C9       - Eduardo, CU2AF will be active as C91AF from Maputo, Mozambique from
           27 April to 6 May.  He plans to  operate for a  few hours daily  on
           80-10 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home call. [TNX CU2AF]
CT       - CQ5MGP is the special callsign used by the Portuguese Navy  amateur
           radio group (Nucleo de Radioamadores da Armada, CS5NRA) during  the
           Portuguese Navy Day Contest. This year's event will be held on  5-6
           May (rules can be found at www.nra.pt).
DL       - DK8MIL, DK7JAN, DJ9MD, DG7BBU  and others will  be active as  DF0TM
           from Usedom (EU-129) on 20-22 April. They will operate on 20 metres
           SSB and on  other HF bands.  QSL via  DF0TM (bureau)  or direct  to
           Jan-H. Kossow,  Heinrich-Laakmann-Str. 8,  D-28832 Achim,  Germany.
           [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
DL       - Karen, DL8HK  (CW)  and  Alfred, DB1VQ  (SSB)  will  be  active  as
           DL0EFA/p from Usedom  Island (EU-129, O-13  for the German  Islands
           Award)  from   26   April  to   1   May.  QSL   via   DK9VB.   [TNX
E5       - Mike,  KM9D  (E51QMA)  and  Jan,  KF4TUG  (E51TUG)  have   departed
           Christmas  Island  (T32)   for  the  North   Cook  Islands.   Their
           destination is Suwarrow  Atoll (OC-080); they  expect to arrive  in
           2-3 days and  to remain  there "until  sometime in  May". [TNX  The
           Daily DX]
EA       - Pascual, EA5FKQ (AO5FKQ) and several  others operators in  Valencia
           and its province are active until  7 July using  the prefix AO5  to
           celebrate  the  32nd  edition  of  the  America's  Cup,  the   most
           prestigious regatta in the sport of sailing.
F        - The Union  Francaise  des Telegraphistes  will  hold  their  annual
           general meeting at Plouguernau on 28-29 April. A few attendees will
           go and operate (on 20 and 40 metres  CW and SSB) as F8UFT from  Ile
           Vierge (EU-105, DIFM MA-020) between 12 and 16 UTC on the 28th. QSL
           via F6ICG. [TNX F5NQL]
F        - Antoine, F5RAB and others will be  active as TM5EL from both  Belle
           Ile en Mer  (EU-048, DIFM AT-015)  and Ilot  des Poulains  (EU-048,
           DIFM AT-089)  on 28-30  April. They  plan to  operate CW,  SSB  and
           digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6KHI. [TNX F5NQL]
FS       - John, K9EL will be active from St. Martin (NA-105) from 27 April to
           6 May and and will operate holiday style as FS/K9EL on 10-80 metres
           mainly CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX K9EL]
G        - Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America,
           was founded in 1607. Members from  a number of amateur radio  clubs
           from the  east coast  area of  the UK  will operate  special  event
           station GB400AA (Anniversary  of America,  http://www.gb400aa.net/)
           on 11-13 May. Expect activity on various HF bands (primarily 20, 40
           and 80 metres) using CW and SSB. GB400AA might also participate  in
           the CQ WW WPX CW Contest and  be active at other times during  May.
           QSL via G0SBW. [TNX VA3RJ]
GD       - Colin, MW0JNI and Mike, GW6NLP will  be active as GB100TT  (special
           callsign celebrating  the  100th anniversary  of  the Isle  of  Man
           Tourist Trophy races) from the Isle of Man (EU-116) from 25 May  to
           6 June. They will be based  at Scarlett Point Tower in  Castletown,
           and they  plan to  operate SSB  from HF  through 2  metres. A  full
           operating schedule  will  be on  either  the Wrexham  ARS'  website
           (www.qsl.net/wars)    or     the     Scarlett     Point     website
           (www.scarlettpoint.com). QSL via MW0JNI. [TNX MW1MDH]
GM       - Jim, MM0BQI will be active as  MM0BQI/p from Shuna Island  (EU-008)
           from 28 April to 5  May. He plans  to operate RTTY,  CW and SSB  on
           17-80  metres.  QSL   via  home  call,   direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
HI       - Costantino, HI3CCP  and others  plan to  operate on  all bands  and
           modes from Isla Cabras (NA-122) on  11-17 June. A special  callsign
           (HI0**) has been requested. QSL via ON4IQ. [TNX HI3CCP]
HR       - A  group   of   operators  from   the   Radio  Club   de   Honduras
           (http://www.qsl.net/hr2rch) will be active as HQ9L from Little Cay,
           Bahia Islands (NA-057) on 4-6  May. They will  operate SSB. CW  and
           digital modes on 160-10 metres. QSL  via HR2RCH, direct or  bureau.
           [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
I        - Look for Marconi memorial station IY0TC to be active from Il  Pirgo
           (IIA RM-001) on 25 April and from Civitavecchia on the 28th for the
           International Marconi Day. QSL via I0KHP. [TNX IK0CNA]
I        - ARI Frascati will participate in the International Marconi Day  (28
           April) as IY0ORP from the Geophysical Observatory at Rocca di  Papa
           (Rome). QSL via I0DJV. [TNX IK0ZCW]
I        - Fabio, IW1DFU  will  be  active  as  IA5/IW1DFU  from  Elba  Island
           (EU-028) on 25-30  April. Expect him to operate mainly CW on 20 and
           30 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
I        - Marcello/IT9ABY, Giuseppe/IT9BLB, Giuseppe/IT9PAD,  Antonio/IT9YMM,
           Maurizio/IT9IAS, Stefano/IT9ISR and Carmelo/IT9TFX will operate  as
           IQ9PA on all bands and modes from Isola delle Femmine (EU-166,  IIA
           PA-004) on 19-21 May. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX IT9ABY]
JA       - Look for JS6RRR/JS6 and JI3DST/JS6  to be active  (on 160, 80,  40,
           17, 15, 12, 10, 6 and 2 metres SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV and FM) from the
           Miyako Islands (AS-079) from 27 April  to 7 May  (00 UTC). QSL  via
           bureau only. [TNX JI3DST]
JT       - JT1Y has been active since 14 April with two HF stations. The first
           one is operated by IK1PMR  and IZ1GLO (K2LEO)  on 160-10 metres  CW
           and  RTTY  (skeds  via  www.ik1pmr.com/feedback/);  their   typical
           schedule includes the following:
           00.00-01.00 UTC   10104 or 14083 RTTY
           01.00-03.00 UTC   14001 or 14083 RTTY
           08.00-09.45 UTC   18070 or 18102 RTTY for EU/JA
           09.45-10.00 UTC   checking 12m for JA (24900 CW)
           10.00-13.00 UTC   14001  CW  or  14083  RTTY  (worked  a  few   USA
           13.00-14.00 UTC   20m or 30m CW/RTTY
           14.00-17.00 UTC   10104 CW or 10142 RTTY
           17.00-18.30 UTC   10104 + checking 7004 and 3504
           The second station is  operated by I0SNY,  I5NOC, I8YGZ and  JT1KAA
           club members on 40-6 metres SSB and CW; they can be found on  14195
           kHz around  00.00-02.00  UTC looking  for  North America.  QSL  via
           I0SNY. [TNX IK1PMR]
OE       - OE3XQC,  the  club  station  of  the  Documentary  Archives   Radio
           Communications in Vienna (www.qsl.at and http://dokufunk.org), will
           be one  of  the official  stations  participating  in  this  year's
           International Marconi Day  (28 April). QSL  direct to OE1WHC.  With
           more than 6,000,000  cards, the Research  and Documentation  Center
           for the History  of Radio Communications  and the Electronic  Media
           (http://www.qsl.at) boasts the largest QSL collection in the world.
           [TNX OE1WHC]
OH       - OH8GZQ, OH8GZN, OH8WM, OH8HWI, OH8HQL and others will be active  as
           OH8T from  Hailuoto  Island (EU-184)  on  20-22  April.  They  will
           operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on 10-80 metres, possibily on  2
           and 6 metres as well. QSL via OH8TA. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
PA       - Kees, PA3EEQ  and Age,  PA0XAW will  be  active from  Texel  Island
           (EU-038) and Lighthouse NET-024 on 28-29  April. They will  operate
           CW and SSB on 80, 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via home calls,  direct
           or bureau. Full information on the Dutch Lighthouses Award cand  be
           found at http://www.dutchlighthouseaward.nl [TNX PA0XAW]
SM       - Tomas/SM6XMY,     Rolf/SM6IQD,      Sten/SM6MIS,      Janne/SM6YOF,
           Magnus/SM6WET,   Rick/SM6U,   Pierre/SA6AOA,   Daniel/SA6ABU    and
           Christer/SM7YLS will  be active  as 8S6KOS  from Nordkoster  Island
           (EU-043)  on  11-13  May.  They  will  have  three  stations   with
           amplifiers and good antennas, and main  activity will be on 80,  40
           and 20  metres  SSB. QSL  via  SM6YOU (bureau  preferred).  Further
           details  at   can  be   found  at   http://sector7.nu/8s6kos   [TNX
SV       - Eight    operators    from    the     White    Tower    DX     Team
           (http://www.whitetowerdxt.com) will  be  active on  all  bands  and
           modes as SY8WT from Skyros Island  (EU-060) on 17-22 June. QSL  via
           SV2HPP. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SV       - Holger/DL7IO, Birgit/DL7IQ and a groupf  of friends (DJ7TO,  DK3WW,
           DK7AO, DL6MHW, DL7AU, DL1AXL  and DL3ABL) will  be active as  J48IO
           and J48YL from Proti  Island (EU-158) on  26-31 July, IOTA  Contest
           included. They plan  to run two  stations simultaneously on  160-10
           metres.  QSL   via  DK7AO,   preferably   via  the   bureau.   [TNX
TF       - Bodo, DL3OCH will be active as TF/DL3OCH from Iceland (EU-021) from
           24 April to 2 May. He plans to operate CW only on 10-160 metres and
           23cm EME (EME activity on 24-26 April from 18 UTC until 21 UTC). On
           his way to Iceland, on 23  April, he will stop for  a few hours  at
           the Faroe Islands (EU-018) from 6 UTC until 17 UTC, and he might be
           able to operate as OY/DL3OCH for  a few hours.  QSL via home  call,
           direct or  bureau. His  web site  is at  http://www.dl3och.de  [TNX
UA       - The expedition  "Polar  Ring 2007",  organized  by  the  Expedition
           Centre "Arctic", started  a few days  ago and is  moving along  the
           Barents Sea coast. Between 22 and 24 April they might be on Vaygach
           Island (EU-086) for one or two days, and the radio operator  (Oleg,
           UA3ATS) might be active on 20  metres (+/- 14260 kHz SSB and  14060
           kHz CW) ss R3CA/1. The expedition itinerary can be followed on-line
           at http://www.ec-arctic.ru/pr2007eng/index.php [TNX UA9OBA]
UA       - Special event call RP3YGA/p will be aired (on 160-10 metres SSB, CW
           and digital modes) again around 9  May (including participation  in
           the CQ-M International DX Contest on  12-13 May) in remembrance  of
           the air force pilots who lost their lives during WWII in the region
           of Brjansk. QSL direct to MM0DFV. [TNX RV3YR]
UT       - Anatoly/UT3IB, Mike/UT9IO and Alex/UX2IQ will operate as homecall/p
           from Zmeiny  Island  (EU-182, UIA-07)  on  24-30  July.  They  will
           participate in the IOTA Contest as UX2IQ (QSL via home call, direct
           or bureau); before and after the  contest they will operate CW  and
           SSB on the WARC bands. [TNX UT3IB]
VK       - The Hornsby & Districts ARC will be operating special event station
           VK2IMD on  the International  Marconi Day  (28 April).  It will  be
           located close  to  Wahroonga, the  location  of the  first  contact
           between Britain and Australia in 1918. [TNX VK2YJS]
VP9      - Paul, G4BKI  will  be operating  CW  only as  VP9KF  from  Hamilton
           Parish, Bermuda  (NA-005) from  15 May  to 5  June,  CQ WW  WPX  CW
           Contest included. QSL  to W4/VP9KF  (Paul Evans,  6809 River  Road,
           Tampa,  FL  33615,  USA).  Further  information  can  be  found  at
           http://vp9kf.com [TNX VP9KF]
W        - Celebrating the  400th anniversary  of the  founding of  Jamestown,
           Virginia the Williamsburg Area ARC and  the Dominion DX Group  will
           operate special event stations  W4J (4-25 May,  QSL via KU4FP)  and
           K4J (11-13 May, QSL via KS4RX)  respectively. Information on  other
           special event  stations participating  in the  celebrations can  be
           found      at      on      the      ARRL      Virginia      Section
YB       - Kees, PA5CW reports he plans to operate CW from Bali (YB9,  OC-022)
           from 25 April to 10 May.
ZS       - A team of ten operators from the Boland Amateur Radio Club  (namely
           and ZS1OLI) will  be active as  ZS1HELL on 27-30  April. They  will
           operate on 160, 80, 40 and 20 metres from "The Hell", also known as
           Gamkaskloof or Gamka's Valley, situated in the Swartberg  Mountains
           of the Southern  Cape. QSL via  P.O. Box 273,  Strand, 7140,  South
           Africa. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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

J20RR & J20MM  ---> Silvano, I2YSB  reports that the  recent J20RR and  J20MM
operations from Djibouti have been aprroved for DXCC credit.

N8S ---> Swains Island went QRT around 18.30 UTC on 15 April. The latest  log
update at  http://logsearch.de/  includes 117,136  out  of the  117,205  QSOs
logged during  the  expedition. The  first  pictures of  the  DXpedition  are
available on The Daily DX's web site at www.dailydx.com

PIRATE --->  Marco  Giocondi,  IK2DFZ reports  that  his  callsign  has  been
repeatedly pirated on the PacketCluster, typically for N8S spots.

QRS  CW  PARTY  --->  The  European  CW  Association  (EUCW)  and  the  FISTS
(http://www.fists.org) organize the annual  QRS Party, this  year to be  held
from 00.01 UTC  on 23 April  through 23.59 UTC  on the  27th. This  is not  a
contest - just enjoy plenty of slow Morse activity (maximum speed 14 wpm) for
a period of five days. Full information on the event and relevant awards  can
be found at http://www.agcw.org/eucw/euqrs.html

QSL J79XBI  ---> Please  note that  Leif, SM0FWW  can confirm  contacts  made
between 16 January and 16 April  2007. The QSL route  for past operations  is
via SM7XBI.

QSL YV5TX ---> Jose Robaina, YV5TX reports that the new QSL manager for  both
his callsigns (YV5TX and 4M5R) is IT9DAA.

TG0WARD ---> This special callsign  was aired by  TG9ANF, TG9AXF, TG9ADQ  and
TG9SM on 18 April to celebrate the  World Amateur Radio Day. QSL direct  only
to P.O. Box 24-C, Guatemala City. Guatemala (send you card whithin 31 May  to
receive a special certificate along with the QSL card). [TNX TG9ANF]

US POSTAL RATES  ---> Effective 14  May, U.S. postal  rates will increase  as
follows: First Class mail within the US = USD 0.41; Mail to Canada and Mexico
= USD 0.69;  International Airmail =  USD 0.90;  International Reply  Coupons
(IRCs) = USD 2.00. [TNX The Daily DX]

WORLD ROBINSON CUP 2007 --->  The Russian Robinson  Club sponsors the  "World
Robinson  Cup"  (wrc_rrc@mail.ru)  for  contacting  stations  operating  from
islands between 1 April and 30 September 2007. The national island programmes
considered by WRC 2007 are BIA  (Belarus), CIsA (Canada), DIA (Denmark),  DIB
(Brazil), DICE (Chile), DIE (Spain), DIFM and DIFO (France), DIP  (Portugal),
GIA (Germany), IIA  (Italy), IOCA (Croatia),  IOSA (Scotland), JIIA  (Japan),
RRA (Russia),  SPIA  (Poland), UIA  (Ukraine),  USIA  (United  States).  Full
information  is  available   on  the   Russian  Robinson   Club's  web   site
(http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/wrc_e.htm). [TNX RZ3EM]


QSLs received direct or  through managers: 1A4A,  3C0M, 3Y9SDA, 4J5A,  4K0KW,
4U1UN, 5H1Z,  5T5DY, 5W0AK,  5W5AA, 5Z1A,  5Z4DZ, 9L1US,  9M2AX, 9U0X,  9U9Z,
(1989), ED1CI (EU-080), EK3GM, EL2AR, EY8MM,  FK/FO5RK, FK8CP, FK8GX,  FO5RK,
JA3AOP (AS-117),  JT1ZW, JW/DJ3KR,  JY4NE,  KP2/N0FW, LU5FF,  LZ0A,  MJ/K8PT,
N0FW/KP2, OA4/DJ3KR, OH0Z, P40A, PJ2T, R1FJM, S21XA, ST2A, SU8IOTA  (AF-099),
UT3MD, V25WY,  V47KP,  V49A, V51AS,  V63UA,  VE1/F5PAC (NA-126  and  NA-127),
VE1OTA (NA-154), VK1AA/2 (OC-212), VK9DNX, VP2MRD, VP57V, WP4U, XE3ARV,  XF2K
(NA-246), XF4K (NA-115),  XR7C (SA-018), XT2C,  XU7MWA, XX9C, YI9RKB,  YL2SM,


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