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28 April 2007                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 834
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                         <<< SCARBOROUGH REEF 2007 >>>

At 6 UTC  on 25 April,  the BS7H team  left Hong  Kong harbour  on a  60-hour
voyage to Scarborough Reef, from where  they intended to be  QRV for 9  days.
However, at 02.40  UTC on 27  April the  team was  located approximately  240
nautical miles  north west  of the  reef and  making less  than the  expected
progress because of extremely rough seas. Current estimated arrival to BS7 is
their Sunday morning  local time. Because  of rough seas,  there has been  no
maritime mobile operation.  The announcement that  they have commenced  radio
operations will appear on the expedition's website (www.bs7h.com). The roster
includes eighteen operators:
Chen Peng, BA1HAM         Tom Berson, ND2T
Fan Bin, BA1RB            Joe Blackwell, AA4NN
David Chen, BA4RF         Paul Pescitelli, K4UJ
Chen Fang, BA4RC          Mike Mraz, N6MZ
Terry Liang, BA7NQ        Mike McGirr, K9AJ
Ko Chih-Ta, BV6HJ         James Brooks, 9V1YC
Eddie Valdez, DU1EV       Martti Laine, OH2BH
Jun Moreto, DU1BA         Massimo Mucci, I8NHJ
Bob Vallio, W6RGG         Christian Entsfellner, DL3MBG
Scarborough Reef has unique and dangerous  attributes, and as such BS7H  will
not have online logs or pilots. All efforts  are on keeping the team safe  so
they can provide a new one to as many  hams as possible. QSL via KU9C.  Jose,
CT1BOH has created a set of interactive propation maps for BS7H.Select a time
and frequency, and the corresponding propagation  map will be displayed.  The
maps are accessible at http://www.qsl.net/ct1boh/propagation.htm

4W      - Korea  DX  Club  members  Kim/6K5YPW,  Lee/DS2BGV,  Choi/HL5FUA  and
          Yoon/6K2AVL will be active as 4W6AAV (or with a 2-letter suffix call
          to be requested upon arrival) from  Dili, Timor-Leste (OC-148)  from
          30 May through 4 June. They plan to operate on 160-10 metres CW, SSB
          and digital modes with two amplifiers, verticals and beams:
          Band    CW              SSB     Digi
          160m   1822 (QSX 1824)  -         -
          80m    3515            3795       -
          40m    7015            7095       -
          30m   10115             -         -
          20m   14015           14195     14082
          17m   18075           18130     21082
          15m   21015           21295       -
          12m   24895           24950       -
          10m   28015           28460     28100
          QSL via HL5FUA. Logs will  be available at  http://dxpedition.co.kr/
          [TNX 6K2AVL]
F      - Franck/F5JOT, Daniel/F5LGQ  and  Claude/F6CKH will  be  active  from
          Ouessant Island (EU-065) from 28 April  to 1 May. They will  operate
          SSB and CW on the HF bands. QSL via home calls. [TNX F5LGQ]
HL      - Rocky/HL1VAU, Han/DS2GOO  and  Ryou/DS4NYE  plan  to  be  active  as
          homecall/3 from Anmyon Island  (AS-080) on 4-5  May. They will  have
          wire antennas and  a simple  barefoot mobile  transceiver, and  will
          concentrate on the WARC bands and digital modes. [TNX HL1VAU]
I       - Alessio/IZ0CKJ, Gianluca/IZ0JPE, Ivan/IZ0JNY  and Simon/IZ7ATN  will
          be active from  the island of  Palmarola, IB0  (EU-045, IIA  LT-008)
          from 27 April to 1 May. They  might go and operate also from  nearby
          satellite islands. QSL via IZ0JNY, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ0CKJ]
I       - Special event station  IR1ALP will be  active from  Cuneo, Italy  on
          1-31 May.  A special  postage stamp  will be  affixed on  the  cards
          confirming QSOs made on  12-13 May, during  the 80th Italian  Alpine
          troops gathering.  QSL  via  QSL  via  IK1AAS.  Information  on  the
          relevant  award,   sposored  by   ARI  Cuneo,   can  be   found   at
I       - IT9ATF, IT9ORA, IT9NPR, IT9PPG, IT9RZU and IT9WDC will be active  as
          IF9A from Favignana Island (EU-054, IIA TP-011) on 2-6 May. QSL  via
I       - IZ4AKS, IZ4DPV, IK8UND and IZ8GCB will operate as IC8/homecall  from
          Procida Island (EU-031, IIA NA-002) on 4-7 May. On 5-6 May they will
          team up with local  operators IC8DAK and  IC8OZM and participate  in
          the ARI DX Contest as IC8R. QSL via IC8OZM. [TNX IZ4AKS]
IS0     - ARI Olbia  will participate  in the  International Marconi  Day  (28
          April) as IY0GA from Cape Figari,  Golfo Aranci (Sardinia,  EU-024),
          where Guglielmo Marconi carried out a  microwave test with Rocca  di
          Papa (Rome) on  11 August 1932.  QSL via IS0JMA,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX IS0JMA]
LZ      - Special station LZ07KM will be active  on 1-31 May to celebrate  St.
          Kiril and Methodius' Day.  QSL via LZ1PJ,  direct or bureau  (e-mail
          requests for bureau cards can be sent to lz1pj@qsl.net). [TNX LZ1PJ]
ON      - UBA Section LGE will operate as ON60LGE/P from four different  World
          War II forts around Liege on  29 April, 13 May, 20  May and 27  May.
          QSL via ON5PO. [TNX ON6DP]
OX      - Valery  (RW3GW),  Andrey  (RW3AH),  Alexander  (RA3MR)  and  Artemiy
          (UA3MQM) will be  active as OX/NA1SA  from Kangerlussuaq,  Greenland
          (NA-018) on 4-10 May. They plan  to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and  PSK31
          on the HF bands, with an emphasis on the low and WARC bands. On 3-11
          May the team will operate as OZ/NA1SA from Copenhagen, Denmark.  QSL
          via operator's instructions. [TNX RZ3EM]
OZ      - Jurgen, DB5YB  will  be active  as  OZ/DB5YB  from  Bornholm  Island
          (EU-030) on 5-18  May. He  plans to  operate SSB  on 20,  17 and  15
          metres. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SP      - Special event  station  SN70MKK  will  be  active  on  1-10  May  to
          celebrate the 70th  anniversary of the  Morski Klub  Krotkofalowcow,
          the Maritime Radio  Club founded  on 5  May 1937  in Gdynia.  Expect
          activity on the HF bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via  SP2AVE.
          [TNX SP2DX]
TA      - Celebrating the  100th anniversary  of  the Fenerbahce  Sports  Club
          (http://www.fenerbahce.org/eng/), TA1HZ  and TA2RX  will operate  as
          TC100FB (QSL via TA1HZ) from  Istanbul on 1-31  May, and TA1CM  will
          operate as TA100FB (QSL via TA1CM) on 13-27 May from Tekirdag.  [TNX
UA      - RZ3EC, UA3EDQ, RZ3EM, RA1WU  and RA1WZ plan  to operate as  RK3EXA/1
          from Gorodets Island (RRA-23-05) between 28 and 30 April.  Depending
          on weather, they might also go and be active as UE3EDA/1 from  other
          islands. QSL via RZ3EC. [TNX RZ3EM]
UR      - Special event station EM50ARDF will be active from 1 May through the
          end of the  year to celebrate  the 50th anniversary  of the  Amateur
          Radio  Direction  Finding  in  Ukraine.   QSL  via  US0VA.   Further
          information at http://www.uarl.org.ua/ardf/english.htm [TNX US0VA]
V3      - Paul, AK1P will be active "casual  style" as V31PA from Belize  from
          29 April to 9 May.QSL via WA6GER. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
YV      - The Radio Club Venezolano will operate as YW4AJ from Cojedes, one of
          the rarest  Venezuelan states,  from 28  April until  1 May.  Expect
          activity on 80-6 metres  all modes, plus  satellite. QSL via  YV5AJ,
          direct  or  bureau.   Full  information  on   the  Diploma   Estados
          Venezolanos   (Venezuelan   States   Award)   can   be   found    at
          http://radioclubvenezolano.org/concurso.htm [TNX YV5AJ]

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

3B7C --->  Plans  for  the  Five  Star  DXers  Association's  7-24  September
DXpedition to St. Brandon [425DXN 822] are progressing well. A suitable  boat
has been chartered  to take the  team and its  6 tonnes of  equipment to  the
island, the licence has been received, and all permits are in place. The team
will be operating from Isle du Sud, the southern end of what is shown on  the
charts as Cocos Island. Some of the previously-announced members have had  to
drop out of  the expedition.  The team  now includes  9M6DXX, DK7YY,  DL7AKC,
K3NA, MD0CCE, N6HC and  SM5GMZ. The full  Press Release no.  4, issued on  24
April, is available on the expedition's website, which is now up and  running
at http://www.3b7c.com [TNX G3XTT]

HS0ZCW ---> Charles, HS0ZCW (K4VUD)  will have an  antenna (a sloper  pointed
north) for 80 metres and is  asking for direct  replies to sked  suggestions.
The skeds must  be on Thailand  weekends (Thai amateurs  cannot operate  this
band unless there is a contest running,  and contests are almost all only  on
weekends). Thailand is UTC +7 hours.  The frequency must be between 3500  and
3535 kHz. Feel free to e-mail him suggestions of skeds (k4vud@hotmail.com).

J5BI ---> Jack,  F6BUM reports that  his recent J5BI  operation from  Bubaque
Island (AF-020), Guinea-Bissau has been approved for DXCC credit.

JT1Y ---> Andrea, IK1PMR and Claudia, IZ1GLO (K2LEO) went QRT at 11.09 UTC on
24 April and left Mongolia on the 25th. They made over 4,000 QSOs (600+ RTTY,
39 SSB, all others CW) on 160-12 metres, and their logs are already available
on line  (www.ik1pmr.com/logs/).  Please note  that  the other  JT1Y  station
(operated by I0SNY, I5NOC and I8YGZ) has  paper logs, and those QSOs are  not
online. [TNX IK1PMR]

PIRATE ---> Pasquale, IW0HEX reports that his callsign  has  been  repeatedly
pirated on the PacketCluster.

QSL CN3A  &  5D5A --->  Roberto,  I2WIJ reports  that  "the CN3A  direct  QSL
requests backlog has been cleared, and all  the cards are in the post  mail".
 From now on, new requests  for CN3A will  be answered once  a week. The  5D5A
direct QSL requests backlog will be processed starting on 2 May.

QSL VIA VK4AAR ---> Alan says  that one USD no  longer covers return  postage
from Australia to  any part of  the world. One  Euro does, but  "do not  send
coins!", Alan says,  because "banks only  accept and  exchange paper  money".
Alan is the QSL manager for 9V0A, 9V1DX, KH2VM, P29RH, V63PD, VI0ANARE, VK0MM
(Macquarie),  VK6AN  (OC-266),  VK6BM   (OC-234),  VK6BSI  (OC-243),   VK6DHI
(OC-206),  VK6LI  (OC-071),  VK8AN/6  (OC-154),  VK8AN/8  (OC-229),   VK8AV/3
(OC-136), VK8DP, VK8MI (OC-173)  and VP2V/W3HQ (the  logs for C21RH,  VU3RSB,
YJ8AA, ZK2JJ and ZK2PJ are now closed).

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

G3SWH:   Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH has announced the  launch of his new web  site
         (www.g3swh.org.uk), where operators  can view the  QSL cards,  search
         the logs of most and request bureau QSLs for all of the 85  callsigns
         that he currently manages.
N8S:     Three nice  photo  galleries  can  be  found  on  team  member  Roman
         Tkachenko's (UR0MC) website at http://www.ur0mc.com/ru/photo.php
TM5CI:   On-line logs  for  TM5CI,  EU-039  (22-25  March)  can  be  found  at
         http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.html. All  of  the  contacts  will   be
         confirmed automatically  via the  bureau, direct  requests should  be
         sent to F5UBH. [TNX F5NQL]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2HC       DL9HCU      CN8IG       EA7FTR      NH6P        W6YM
3XD2Z       RW3AZ       CN8NK       EA5XX       NH8/K3LP    K3LP
3XM6JR      UA6JR       CN8SG       EA7FTR      OH0JJS/1    OH6LI
3Z50OP      SQ6QQ       CO2NB       EA5KB       OH10TA      IZ0EHO
4L1QX       RW6HS       CO2VQ       EA5KB       OH8T        OH8TA
4M0R        IK2VUC      CO2WF       N1KI        OL75CAV     OK1UU
4O3ZZ       K1ZZ        CO6DW       EA5KB       OY/DL3OCH   DL3OCH
4O6CW       UA6LCW      CO6RD       AD4C        PA70HYG     PA1JOS
4W6AAD      VK3ZGW      CO6WD       W0SA        R1AND       RU1ZC
4X0MDC      IK2VUC      CP6XE       IK6SNR      R3CA/1      UA9OBA
5H3RK       VK4VB       CQ0ODX      CT2GZE      R40WK       RA9SC
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      CU9RBL      CS5RBL      RU0LL       IK2DUW
5W0AA       YZ7AA       DF0TM       DK7JAN      SN0CFP      SP9CFP
5W0CK       K6SRZ       DH150HZ     DL5KUA      SN0FY       SP9FY
5W0JT       JT1CO       DR150HZ     DL3PS       SN0RQH      SP9RQH
5W0NU       YU7NU       DR400PG     DM3ZF       ST100S      ST2M
5W0QS       N6TQS       EA9EU       EA5KB       ST2R        S57DX
5W0SV       SV2BFN      EE3RCG      EA3GM       SU0ARA      SU1KM
5W1SA       JH7OHF      EE8AKN      IK2VUC      SU8DRM      SU1KM
5W5AA       YZ7AA       EG5URE      EA5HT       SX1MDC      IK2VUC
5W5LP       K3LP        EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      T88KL       JN3JBC
6W1SE       JR2KDN      EV5IPY      EW4IDP      TC57ALAY    TA1HZ
6W2SC       HA3AUI      EW6GF       DL8KAC      TF/DL3OCH   DL3OCH
7X5JF       DJ8QP       EY8MM       K1BV        TF3ZA       KT6YL
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       GB2MGY      GI4GOS      TK/HA0HW    HA0HW
7Z1UG       DG1XG       GB95MGY     G3IAF       TK/HA4DX    HA4DX
9H3DD       M1DDD       HC2SL       EA5KB       TK/HA4XG    HA4XG
9J2BO       G3TEV       HF30PIK     SP2FAX      TK/LZ1PJ    LZ1PJ
9K2YM/P     EA5KB       HH2FJM      F5RPB       TL8PB       LA0HF
9M2/PG5M    PG5M        HK1X        EA7FTR      TM5FRM      F0DTB
9M6XRO      M5AAV       HP3DX       W4WX        TM5OIS      F5KRH
A52AM       JA0JHA      HP3FTD      AI4U        TM5PDB      F8KFJ
A52K        JA1CG       HV0A        IK0FVC      TT8FC       EA4AHK
A61C        W4JS        I0SPQR      I0YCB       UE3XAA      UA3XGM
A61CK       PE1BSX      IB0/IY0TC   I0KHP       UN7MMM      EA7FTR
A61R        EA7FTR      IF9RGE      IT9EJW      UN7QF       EX2A
A61TX       W4JS        II9MDC      IK2VUC      UN7QX       W7BO
A71CT       EA7FTR      IO0MDC      IK2VUC      UO1E        RX3RC
AO5AAB      EC5AAB      IO1MDC      IK2VUC      V44KJ       WB2TSL
AO5AMH      EA5AMH      IO2MDC      IK2VUC      V63LR       JK1QLR
AO5AOP      EA5AOP      IO3MDC      IK2VUC      VA7PX       VE7AXU
AO5AT       EA5AT       IO9MDC      IK2VUC      VP5/PY2XB   PT7WA
AO5EH       EA5EH       IQ3EY       IZ3DBA      WH2D        K3UOC
AO5ET       EA5ET       IQ6SB/IQP   I6HWD       XW1A        E21EIC
AO5FFC      EA5FFC      IQ8MD       IK2VUC      YB1GJS      NI5DX
AO5FJT      EA5FJT      IQ8PQ       I8TWB       YB8TAF      EA5KB
AO5FKQ      EA5FKQ      IR2MDC      IK2VUC      YC0IEM/4    IZ8CCW
AO5FQS      EA5FQS      IR8MDC      IK2VUC      YN2N        TI2OHL
AO5GKT      EA5GKT      IS0MCD      IK2VUC      YU07HST     YU1FJK
AO5GL       EA5GL       J5UTM       HA7TM       YV1CTE      IT9DAA
AO5GS       EA5GS       JE2HCJ/JD1  JE2HCJ      YV1RDX      IT9DAA
AO5GU       EA5GU       JT1Y        I0SNY       YV5TX       IT9DAA
AO5HE       EA5HE       JT6Y        I0SNY       YZ160SRS    YU1SRS
AO5KB       EA5KB       KH2/W2FJP   JA2FJP      Z21FO       K3PD
AO5KV       EA5KV       KH2F        JA2TBS      Z21GC       K3PD
AO5MB       EA5MB       KH6/Z32ZM   I2JSB       Z29KM       EA7FTR
AO5NK       EA5NK       KH8/AI4VU   JT1CO       Z33F        IZ8FWN
AO5OL       EA5OL       KH8/N9YU    YT1AD       Z36A        DJ0LZ
AO5XU       EA5XU       KP2M        AI4U        ZF2BI       K4BI
AO5YJ       EA5YJ       LU2FLN      EA5KB       ZP6CW       ZP6CU
CM6CAC      EA5KB       N3L         KA3UNQ      ZP6DYA      PY2ZK

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

7Z1CQ    Abdulhafiz Kashkari, P.O. Box 138763, Jeddah 21323, Saudi Arabia
A52EGV   Takuma Mama, C/O Bhutan Post, Thimpu, Bhutan
BY7KPI   Amateur Radio Club Station, Zhuhai Polytechnic College, 42 Bailian
          Road, Jida Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519015 China
DK7JAN   Jan-H. Kossow, Heinrich-Laakmann-Str. 8, D-28832 Achim, Germany
ER/RW3AH Andrey Fedorov, Attemsgasse 7 D-03, Vienna A1220, Austria
IK2VUC   Giuliano Mondini, P.O. Box 10, 21052 Busto Arsizio - VA, Italy
IT9EJW   Alfio Bonanno, Via della Regione 20, 95028 Valverde - CT, Italy
IZ0EHO   Andrea Pellegrini, V.le del Tintoretto 88/C/B, 00142 Roma - RM,
JA1CG    Haruo Takahashi, 1-1-15 Yamazaki, Midori, Saitama City, Saitama,
          Japan 336-0903
JK1QLR   Keisuke Nagase, 480-60 Totsuka-cho, Totsuka-Ku, Yokohama 244-0003,
JT1CO    Ch. Chadraabal, P.O. Box 905, Ulaanbaatar-23, Mongolia, via Japan
K3LP     David  R. Collingham, 12410 Glissans Mill Road,  Mt Airy, MD  21771,
K6SRZ    Alan Eshleman, 1541 Keoncrest Drive, Berkeley, CA 94702-1226, USA
N6TQS    Doug Faunt Jr, 6405 Regent St, Oakland, CA 94618-1313, USA
PG5M     Gerben A.Menting, Brandparken 2, 9351 XM Leek, The Netherlands
S57DX    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
SU1KM    Mohammed El Kafrawi, P.O. Box 70, Magless El Shabb Post Office,
          Cairo 11516, Egypt
SV2BFN   Vangelis Gekas, P.O,. Box 50750, Thessaloniki 54014, Greece
TG0WARD  P.O. Box 24-C, Guatemala City. Guatemala
TT8HA    Hans Helland, B.P. 1248, N'djamena, Chad
UN2C     Nick Shevtsov, P.O. Box 121, Petropavlovsk, 642023, Kazakhstan
VK4VB    Ralph Karhammar, 2123 R St NW, Washington, DC 20008-1908, USA
YT1AD    Hrane Milosevic, 36206 Vitanovac, Serbia
YU7NU    Mladen Bogdanov, Beogradska 21/18, Pancevo, 26000, Serbia
YZ7AA    Stevan Stepanov, Temerinska 22, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
ZS1HELL  P.O. Box 273, Strand, 7140, South Africa


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