425 DX News issue #835

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5 May 2007                                                 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 835
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A      - Special event station 3A7JO will  be active on  all bands and  modes
          from Monaco on 2-10  June for the  XII edition of  the Games of  the
          Small States  of Europe  (http://www.monaco2007.mc/). Activity  will
          take place on all bands and modes. All of the QSOs will be confirmed
          automatically via the bureau. Direct requests should be sent to  the
          ARM (Association des Radioamateurs de Monaco) QSL Bureau, B.P. 2, MC
          98001, Monaco Cedex. [TNX 3A2LF]
6W      - Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be active as  6W/IZ2DPX from Senegal on  12-22
          May. He plans to operate on  10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40,  80, 160 and  6
          metres from Le Calao amateur radio shack  (http://www.le-calao.com).
          QSL via IK2DUW, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ2DPX]
9A      - IK4ALM, IK4XCL, IZ4DYQ, IZ4HVM and IZ4HWA will operate SSB and CW as
          9A/homecall from the  Brijuni Islands  (EU-110) on  11-13 May.  [TNX
9A      - Michael/ON4CAQ,   Maurice/ON7KS,    Francois/ON6VP,    Herman/ON7FH,
          Dominic/ON7UZ, Jempi/ON8JP and  Cois/ON6KN, from  UBA section  Diest
          (ON4DST), will be active  as 9A8DST from  Losinj Island (EU-136)  on
          17-24 May. They also plan to go and operate from the nearby  islands
          of Male Srakane (EU-136, CI-062) and Vele Srakane (EU-136,  CI-138).
          QSL via ON4DST (bureau) or ON4AMM (direct). [TNX ON8JP]
A5      - Steve, W7VOA will be active as  A52SW from Thimpu  on 17-22 May.  He
          will operate on 80-6 metres CW,  SSB and, possibly, PSK, as well  as
          on 10  metres FM.  Steve  is a  news  correspondent based  in  India
          covering South Asia  and says  this will  be the  first of  numerous
          trips he plans to make to  Bhutan over the  next several years.  QSL
          via K2AU. [TNX W7VOA]
BS7H    - The team arrived  at the rocks  on 28  April at  sunset local  time,
          entered the  lagoon at  daybreak and  worked throughout  the day  in
          setting up the stations. They managed to get one station operational
          as darkness fell, and BS7H made the  first QSO on 29 April at  13.47
          UTC. By 2 May four stations (two of them dedicated to 20 metres)  on
          four  different  rocks  were  in  full  operating  mode.  All  radio
          operations will cease at 00.00 UTC on 6 May (8 a.m. BS7H time). On 3
          May Wolf  Harranth,  OE1WHC, from  the  Documentary  Archives  Radio
          Communications in Vienna,  did an interesting  interview with  James
          Brooks,  9V1YC,   one   of  the   BS7H   team  members   -   go   to
          http://www.dokufunk.org/ and  click on  the "mehr>>"  link. QSL  via
          KU9C (Steven M.  Wheatley, P.O. Box  31, Morristown, NJ  07963-0031,
          USA).   The   official    press   releases   can    be   found    at
F       - Jean-Philippe/F4EEK, Eric/F5LOW,  Laurent/F5MNK,  Fabrice/F5NBQ  and
          Bertrand/F6HKA will operate  as TM0A from  Aix Island (EU-032,  DIFM
          AT-023) on 12-19 May. They will  have three stations with a  variety
          of antennas,  and will  operate SSB,  CW and  digital modes  on  all
          bands, with an emphasis on the  low bands. QSL via F5OIU, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5UJK]
F       - Special station TM1VDM will be active on 14-28 May to celebrate  the
          100th anniversary of the birth of the writer Maxence Van der Meersch
          (1907-1951). QSL via bureau to F6KTN. [TNX F1SIU]
F       - Six radio clubs of the Association  Mosellane de Radioamateurs  will
          operate from seven forts on the  Maginot Line from 6  UTC on 18  May
          through 12 UTC on the  19th. Expects the  following callsigns to  be
          aired on all bands: TM1LM  (QSL via F8KGY),  TM2LM (QSL via  F6KAT),
          TM3LM (QSL via F6KFO), TM4LM (QSL via F8KOI), TM5LM (QSL via F6KAT),
          TM6LM (QSL via F6KFT), TM7LM (QSL via F6KFH). [TNX F8REF]
F       - Special event station TM6ACO will be  activated (for the 56th  year)
          on all bands SSB and CW on 3-17  June  for the 24 Hours of Le  Mans.
          QSL    via    bureau    to    F6KFI.    Further    information    at
          http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/ [TNX F5TJC]
GM      - Joachim, DH5JBR  will begin  his annual  Scottish island  activation
          tour on 6 May, and will be  active until the 26th. His itinerary  is
          not known, but  he is expected  to start as  MM/DH5JBR/p from  Great
          Cumbrae (EU-123). [TNX GM3VLB]
HI      - Flavio,  IW2NEF  will  operate  holiday  style  as  IW2NEF/HI7  from
          Bayahibe (FK58, NA-096), Dominican Republic on 3-9 June. He plans to
          be active for one or two hours daily on 10-40 metres, plus 6  metres
          if the band is open. [TNX IZ2DPX]
HI      - HI0C is the callsign to be used during the 11-17 June operation from
          Isla Cabras (NA-122) [425DXN 833]. QSL via ON4IQ.
HL      - Transportation problems have caused the 4-5 May activity for  Anmyon
          Island (AS-080) [425DXN 834] to be cancelled. [TNX HL1VAU]
I       - Giuseppe, I2AZ  will be  active as  IG9/I2AZ from  Lampedusa  Island
          (AF-019, IIA AG-001) on 5-21 May.  Expect him to  operate QRP CW  on
          +/- 3560, 7030, 14060, 21060 and 28060 kHz. [TNX IW1QN]
I       - Davide/IW9GUR, Angelo/IW9HLM, Andrea/IW9HQP  and Andrea/IT9RKR  plan
          to be active on 10-40  metres SSB as  homecall/p from Scoglio  delle
          Sirene (IOTA EU-025, IIA ME-040) on 19 May. QSL via IW9HLM.  On-line
          logs will be available at http://www.095dxteam.org [TNX IW9GUR]
I       - Wave  Master  Team   (http://www.wavemasterteam.com/IC8TO/ic8to.htm)
          members Giovanni/IK1WEG, Sergio/IW1FSQ, Marco/IZ1BWO,  Jerry/IZ1DSH,
          Carlo/IZ1GCZ, Veronica/IZ1KFF, Rosario/IC8FEM, Gianfranco/IT9SPB and
          Marco/IS0KEB will  be  active as IC8TO  from Ischia Island  (EU-031,
          IIA NA-001) on 25-27 May. They plan  to operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on
          15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 and 160 metres, plus 2 and 6m. QSL via IZ1GCZ
          (bureau preferred). [TNX IW1FGZ]
I       - Bruno/IZ0DIB,  Carlo/IW0CGT,  Alessandro/IZ0DKZ  and  Stefano/IK0UXQ
          will be using special  callsign II0VIS (Volontariato  Internazionale
          per lo Sviluppo, International Voluntary Service for Development) on
          26-27 May. Expect activity on 20 and  40 metres SSB and CW. QSL  via
          IZ0DIB. Operations  will took  place during  the Italian  Air  Force
          "Open Day" at Pratica di Mare (Rome). [TNX IZ0DIB]
JA      - Look for JN6CJR/8 to  be active on  the HF bands  and 6 metres  from
          Okushiri Island (AS-147, JIIA AS-147-007) on  4-6 May. QSL via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
OH      - Special station OH2EURO will be active on 11-13 May celebrating  the
          52nd edition of the Eurovision Song  Contest to be held in  Helsinki
          on the 12th. Two YL operators (Anne, OH2YL and Annika, OH2HSJ)  will
          operate SSB  with some  CW on  the HF  bands. QSL  via OH2HSJ.  [TNX
OZ      - A group  of German  radio  scouts will  be  active again  as  OZ1RDP
          (www.oz1rdp.de) from Romo Island (EU-125, DIA NS-001) on 26-29  May.
          They plan to  operate SSB and  CW, and possibily  PSK31 and RTTY  as
          well, on 160-10 metres. QSL via DL9BCP. [TNX DL9BCP]
PY      - Jose, PY2ZA will  operate as ZY2P  through 31 May  to celebrate  the
          visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the city of Sao Paulo (9-13 May).  QSL
          via PY2AA. [TNX PY2ZA]
TF      - Jeff (G4ELZ) and  Steve (G4EDG) will  be active  from Flatey  Island
          (EU-168) on  17-23 May.  They plan  to  operate as  TF4/G4ELZ/P  and
          TF4/G4EDG/P on  80-17  metres mainly  CW,  with 100  watts  to  wire
          antennas. QSL direct to G4ELZ. Logs  will be uploaded to LoTW.  [TNX
TI      - Starting 15 May,  K9KEJ and K5YG  will once again  operate from  the
          jungle on  Costa Rica's  east coast.  Calls  will be  TI6/K9KEJ  and
          TI6/K5YG, and they will operate on 40 and 20 metres SSB. [TNX K9KEJ]
UA      - The RZ1CXO  team will  be active  as UE1CDX/P  and/or RZ1CXO/P  from
          Ustinskiy lighthouse (ARLHS  ERU-143, RLHA RLE-072)  on 12 May.  QSL
          via RN1CW, direct or bureau. [TNX RN1CW]
UR      - Special call EN62EN will be aired on all bands from Ukraine on  5-13
          May to celebrate the 62th anniversary  of the end  of WWII. QSL  via
          UR4EYN. [TNX UR7EU]
V6      - JA7HMZ (V63DX), JA7AGO (V63GO) and JA7ZP  (V63ZP) will be active  on
          all bands and modes from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 21-26  May.
          QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
VE      - Pete, VE3IKV and Bill, W4TAA will  operate as VF0X from the  Belcher
          Islands (NA-196, Zone 2) between 29  June and 4  July. They will  be
          active on the HF bands and  6 metres, CW and  SSB, from grid  square
          FO06. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or bureau. [TNX VE3IKV]
VE      - Claude, VE2FK and Jean-Pierre,  VA2SG will be  active as VE2FK  from
          Ile aux coudres (NA-128) on 27-29 July, IOTA Contest included.  They
          will operate CW only on 80, 40 and 20 metres; if the propagation and
          the weather are good, they may  stay one more  day to operate  RTTY.
          QSL via VA2SG. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VP6     - Tom, ZL2HGR will operate (mostly PSK and hopefully CW) as VP6TD from
          Pitcairn Island (OC-044)  starting on 7  May until early  September.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Ron/W9QGB, Wilson/W7GAM  and  other members  of  the  St.  Augustine
          Amateur Radio Society  will participate in  the IOTA Contest  (28-29
          July) as  N4AUG from  Talbot Island  (NA-138). QSL  via N4AUG.  [TNX

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Toshi, JP1IOF will be active as KH0WW from Saipan  (OC-086)
on 10-13 May, and as WH7P/KH2  from Guam (OC-026) on 13-15  May. He plans  to
operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX

RDA TRIP --->  The RK6YYA  team (including  DL6KVA, RA6AR,  RU6CQ, RV6YZ  and
UA0QBD) will be active as RK6YYA/0  and RK6YYA/0/m from 22 Russian  Districts
Award areas in Yakutsk oblast from 13 June to 7 July. Additionally, RV6YZ and
RU6CQ will be  active as RK6YYA/6/m,  RK6YYA/4/m, RK6YYA/8/m, RK6YYA/9/m  and
RK6YYA/0/m on 4-12 June from a large number (137!) of RDA-areas on the  route
from  Krasnodar  to  Neryungri.  QSL  via  RX3RC,  direct  or  bureau.   Full
information on this trip and on the  Russian Districts Award can be found  at
http://rdaward.org/indexeng.htm [TNX RX3RC]

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

ANGOLA ---> On a recent trip to Angola Steve (SO5AS) obtained a licence and a
callsign (D2AS). A return visit with  rig is being planned. More  information
is expected in due course. [TNX SO5AS]

ARI INTERNATIONAL  DX CONTEST  --->  The Associazione  Radioamatori  Italiani
(ARI) invites  amateur  radio  operators  and SWLs  all  over  the  world  to
participate in  the 2007  A.R.I. International  DX Contest,  which will  take
place on 5-6 May (from 20 UTC on Saturday thorugh 19.59 UTC on Sunday).  Full
information, free software included, can be found at  www.qsl.net/contest_ari

QSL 9M4SDX ---> All of the direct requests received so far for the 9-19 March
operation from the Spratly Islands have been processed and mailed. Tex, 9M2TO
reports many cases  of "missing in  action" return  postage, especially  from
Spain, and advises that IRCs are better than US dollars.

QSL ST2R ---> Slavko, S57DX made about 18,000  QSOs (many of them on the  low
and WARC bands)  during his activity  from Sudan,  between 3  January and  17
April. "Maybe the total number of QSOs is  not very high", he says, "but  all
contacts were  made with  100 W  and  almost all  of  them with  simple  wire
antenna". The  QSL cards  are being  printed, then  Slavko will  process  the
direct requests  received so  far. Direct  requests received  without  return
postage or with old IRCs will be answered via the bureau. [TNX S57DX]

+ SILENT KEY  + Earl Cunningham,  K6SE passed away  on 29 April.  He was  the
developer of the "flag" and "pennant" receiving antennas used for low bands.

                          *** 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
              (1900+  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)


QSLs received direct or  through managers: 1A4A, 3C0M (AF-039), 3D2OK, 3DX2Z,
3XM6JR, 3Y9SDA, 4K9W, 4L8A,  4O3T, 5A7A, 5C8M,  5F50SG, 5R8GZ, 5V7SE,  5W0RE,
5Z4ES, 8P2K, 8P6SH,  8P7A, 8R1AK/P  (SA-068), 8R1ZUM,  9M2MRS, 9M6XRO,  9U0X,
9U9Z, A22/JA4ATV, A45WD, A61AJ, A61NT, A92GR, AH2L, BA4DW/7 (AS-131), BP100S,
PJ2/N0KE, PJ5NA, R1FJM, R1FJT,S21XA, S53F, ST2A,  T32MO (OC-084), T5W,  T77C,
T88MR, TG9NX, TI8II,  TR8CA, V31FG,  V31JZ/p (NA-180),  V31MD, V31TR,  V51AS,
YT6A, YU6AO, YW0DX (NA-020), YX0LIX, YX5IOTA  (SA-044), ZF2AH, ZK2VB,  ZK3RE,


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