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30 June 2007                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 843
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4O      - David, OK1FJD will  operate on the  HF bands and  6 metres as  4O6DJ
          from Montenegro on 7-14 July. QSL via OK6DJ. [TNX OK1FJD]
5B4     - Manos/5B4AFQ, Kostas/5B4AIR, Andreas/5B8AP and Marios/5B8BE will  be
          active as P3CA from Cape Akamas  Lighthouse (ARLHS CYP-001),  Cyprus
          (AS-004) on 7-8 July. They plan to operate SSB, CW and FM on the  HF
          bands, 6 and 2 metres and  APRS on 144.800 MHz, and  to and to  take
          part in the Aegean VHF Contest. [TNX 5B8BE]
8Q      - Al, JA9APS will be active as 8Q7NK from the Maldives (AS-013) on 6-9
          July. He plans to operate holiday  style on 40-6 metres SSB, CW  and
          RTTY. QSL via home call. [TNX JA1ELY]
9X      - Antonio, EA5RM announced that a multi-national  team is planning  to
          operate from Kigali, Rwanda "this summer".  Details are expected  to
          be provided in due course.
A2      - Announced  SSB  frequencies  where  the  5-20  July  operation  from
          Botswana [425DXM  841] might  be on  are: 1840,  3790, 7075,  14220,
          14265, 18145,  21270,  24935, 28450  and  50110. The  team  will  be
          signing  A25HQ  during   the  IARU  HF   World  Championship.   [TNX
C5      - Andre, ON7YK will be active again as C56YK from The Gambia on  14-27
          September. He will  operate SSB on  10-80 metres,  as well  as on  6
          metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
CE      - Claudio, CE1VIL will be active as 3G100S until 1 August to celebrate
          the 100th  anniversary  of the  scouting  movement. QSL  via  XQ1KY,
          direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
CN      - Claude, F5OGE  will be  active as  CN2GE  and CN2GE/m  from  Morocco
          between 13  and 29  July. He  will be  travelling from  Tangiers  to
          Rabat, Marrakech, Benni  Mellal, Fes, Tetouane  and again  Tangiers.
          Claude will operate CW and SSB, mainly on 40 and 20 metres, early in
          the morning and late in the evening (local time). QSL via home call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
DU      - Chris, VK3FY will  be in the  Philippines on 5-9  July and plans  to
          operate as VK3FY/DU1 (OC-042) and VK3FY/DU8 (OC-130). He might  also
          be active as VK3FY/DU8 from OC-235,  if he can find  the time and  a
          boat to take him there. [TNX VK3FY]
EI      - To commemorate  the  70th anniversary  of  the  first  transatlantic
          commercial passenger  test  flight, a  special  re-enactment  flight
          (http://www.transatlanticflightpby.com/index.php)  is   planned   to
          leave Botwood (Newfoundland) on 5 July, landing at Foynes  (Ireland)
          on the 6th. In conjunction with this event, the Limerick Radio  Club
          (www.qsl.net/ei4lrc) will operate as EI70FOY  on 6-8 July.  Activity
          will take place on on 10-80 metres. QSL via EI8EM. [TNX EI8EM]
EU      - Special event  callsign  EU940OR will  be  aired until  26  July  to
          celebrate the  940th  anniversary  of  Orsha,  the  oldest  city  in
          Belarus. QSL via UA3FDX.
FM      - Alain, F5LMJ  will be  active as  TO5J from  Martinique (NA-107)  on
          14-28 July. He plans to operate mainly CW and digital modes. QSL via
          home call (but all of the  QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via
          the bureau, and he will upload the log to LoTW). [TNX F5NQL]
GM      - A large group of operators from the Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur
          Radio Club  (http://www.cpsarc.com)  will participate  in  the  IOTA
          Contest (28-29 July) as GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (EU-008). Before
          the contest  they will  be signing  MM0CPS/P. QSL  GM2T via  GM4UYZ,
          direct or bureau. [TNX M0RNR]
HC      - Al, HC2SL will operate on 160 metres CW on 1 July, from 00 UTC to  5
          UTC. Top Banders should look for him on 1822 kHz. [TNX HC2SA]
HP      - Bert/CX3AN, Gus/CX2AM and Mario/CX4CR  have extended their  activity
          from Wichubwala Island (NA-170)  and will remain  QRV until 6  July.
          [TNX CX3CE]
HS      - Eric, SM1TDE will be  living and working  on Phuket island  (AS-053)
          from August 2007  to June 2008.  He expects to  be QRV  with a  HS0Z
          callsign, mainly CW on 40-10 metres  (WARC bands excluded). QSL  via
          SM1TDE, direct (he says he will  have a POB address in Thailand)  or
          bureau. [TNX SM1TDE]
HZ      - Mohamad, HZ1MD became  active as  HZ1MD/m from  the Farasan  Islands
          (AS-193, new one) on 28 June. He  is expected to operate SSB on  40,
          20, 17, 15 and 10 metres and to remain there through 1 July. QSL via
          PA2V. [TNX ST2NH/HZ1NH]
I       - Paolo, IK2QPR is active as IU2IPY until 6 December to celebrate  the
          4th International Polar Year. QSL via  home call, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX IK2QPR]
I       - The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) will be represented  by
          the following stations during the IARU HF World Championship  (14-15
          July): IU1HQ (20m CW, 80m CW, 160m CW & SSB), IU2HQ (40m CW),  IU4HQ
          (15m SSB & CW, 20m SSB, 40m SSB, 80m SSB) and IU9HQ (10m SSB &  CW).
          QSL via bureau. [TNX IK2HKT and IT9BLB]
I       - Oreste, IZ8EDJ and  several other operators  from the Strange  Radio
          Team will participate in the IOTA Contest as IC8DI from Dino  Island
          (EU-144, IIA CS-002). QSL via IK8WEJ.
IS0     - A group of operators from ARI Olbia  will be active on the HF  bands
          and 6 metres SSB, CW and  digital modes as IM0GG from  30 June to  1
          July. The special callsign celebrates the  200th anniversary of  the
          birth of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian patriot who led many of  the
          military campaigns that  brought about  the formation  of a  unified
          Italy. The operation will take place  from Caprera Island  ((EU-041,
          IIA OT-012), where Garibaldi died  and was buried  in 1882. QSL  via
          IS0JMA, direct or bureau. [TNX IS0JMA]
JA      - Five HQ  stations  representing JARL  will  be active  from  various
          regions of Japan for the IARU HF World Championship (14-15 July):
          Call  Band/Mode                Location
          8N1HQ 20m-CW, 10m-Ph           Kimitsu City, Chiba
          8N1HQ 160m-CW, 15m-Ph          Minato Ku, Tokyo
          8N3HQ 80m-Ph, 20m-Ph, 15m-CW   Nara City, Nara
          8N3HQ 40m-CW                   Kobe City, Hyogo
          8N4HQ 80m-CW, 40m-Ph, 10m-CW   Okayama City, Okayama
          Each station may be heard on other bands in the week before the
          contest. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
          [TNX JA1BPA]
LA      - Henk, PA3FMC  and  Ruud, PE1BTV  will  operate as  LA/homecall  from
          Utvaer Island (about 7 km  due west of  Ytre-Sula, EU-055) on  16-23
          August, International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend included. Plans
          are to operate SSB and PSK on  the HF bands, and meteorscatter on  6
          and 2 metres. They have a  web page at  http://la2007.dxpedition.nl/
          [TNX PA3FMC]
OE      - The  Amateur  Radio  Section  of  ORF  (the  Austrian   Broadcasting
          Corporation) and  the Documentary  Archives Radio  Communication/QSL
          Collection (http://dokufunk.org) will activate special event station
          OE16B from 31 August to 9 September, to celebrate the visit of  Pope
          Benedict XVI  to  Austria. Special  QSL  direct only  to  ORF/OE16B,
          A-1136 Wien, Austria (this is  a charity operation  for the El  Molo
          Mission and School in Kenya), all other reports will get a plain QSL
          via the bureau. [TNX OE1WHC]
OJ0     - Seppo, OH1VR and Markus, OH3RM will operate SSB and CW as OJ0VR  and
          OJ0/OH3RM from Market  Reef (EU-053) from  about 17 UTC  on 30  June
          until about 6 UTC on 3 July. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
PJ2     - Salvatore, DH7SA reports he will be active as PJ2/DH7SA from Curacao
          (SA-006) on 9-16 July. QSL via home call.
SM      - Special event station 8S3SYL will be  active on 23-26 August  during
          the Scandinavian  Young Ladies  Radio  Amateurs (SYLRA)  meeting  in
          Ostersund. QSL  via  SM3CVM, direct  or  (preferably)  bureau.  Full
          information    about    the    meeting     can    be    found     at
          http://www.sylra.se/_sgg/m1_1.htm [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
SV      - Andy, HA0IM  will  be active  as  SV8/HA0IM  from  Zakynthos  Island
          (EU-052) on 18-30 July. He  will operate mainly  CW with some  PSK31
          and RTTY on 80-6 metres. Signing  J48IM, he will participate in  the
          CQ WW VHF Contest (20-21 July) on  6 metres and in the IOTA  Contest
          (CW only). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
SV      - Laci, HA0NAR will be  active as SV8/HA0NAR  and J48NAR from  Thassos
          Island (EU-174) on 24-31  July, IOTA Contest  included. He plans  to
          operate SSB and CW on 80-6 metres. QSL via HA0NAR, direct or bureau.
          [TNX HA0HW]
SV5     - Special event callsign SX5RHO will be  aired on all bands and  modes
          from Rhodes, Dodecanese (EU-001) from 30 June to 7 July to celebrate
          the 12th edition of the Island Games. QSL via SV5FRD (but all of the
          QSOs will be confirmed automatically via  the bureau, and logs  will
          be uploaded to LoTW). [TNX SV5DKL]
SV9     - Theo, SV1EJD will  be active as  SV9/SV1EJD from  Crete (EU-015)  on
          3-17 July. He plans to operate SSB on 10-80 metres. QSL via  IZ8CCW,
          direct or bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]
TA      - Celebrating the  100th anniversary  of  the Fenerbahce  Sports  Club
          (http://www.qsl.net/ta3j/ym1907fb), Berkin, TA3J will  be active  as
          YM1907FB  from 19 July  to 2 August.  He  will  operate  all   modes
          on     160-10     metres,     plus     2m.     QSL     via     TA3YJ
          (http://www.geocities.com/qslservice/ta3yj), direct (no USD  please)
          or bureau. [TNX TA3YJ]
UA      - The RK1OZM team will be active as R50KP from the town of Mirny  (RDA
          AR-10) on 9-16 July  to celebrate the  50th anniversary of  Plesetsk
          Cosmodrome. They plan to operate  on 40-10 metres  CW, SSB and  some
          digital modes with three stations. QSL via RK1OZM, direct or bureau.
          [TNX UA1PAC]
UA      - Victor, UA6AF will operate as UA6AF/P  from Sudzhuk Island  (EU-185)
          on 27-30  July,  IOTA Contest  included.  QSL via  home  call.  [TNX
V3      - Dennis, K7BV  will be  active from  Caye Caulker  (NA-073,  EK57xr),
          Belize on 7-17 July. He will emphasize 6 metres (breakable beacon on
          50106 kHz), but there will be  plenty of HF activity when that  band
          is  not  open.   QSL  direct   to  W1JJ.   Further  information   at
          http://www.qth.com/k7bv/v3/ [TNX N4GN]
VE      - Tom, KV8Q will be active from Prince Edward Island (NA-029) on 11-16
          July. Expect  him  to operate    mainly CW  as    VY2/KV8Q,  and  to
          participate in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via  KC8UR.  [TNX
VP2M    - K3VX, K4NO,  K7NM,  AK9F, K9NR  and  K9CS plan  to  be  active  from
          Montserrat (NA-103) from 20 November  through 3 December,  including
          entries in CQ WW DX CW and ARRL 160 Meter CW contests. QSL via K9CS.
          Further information is expected in due course. [TNX K9CS]
VP6     - The VP6DX expedition to Ducie Island  is now expected  to be on  the
          air from 10  to 28  February 2008.  The team  currently include  ten
          operators  (DJ8NK,  DL3DXX,  DL6LAU,  DL8LAS,  K3NA,  OH2BH,  OH2PM,
          SP3DOI, UA3AB and WA6CDR), with other  three TBA. They plan to  have
          seven stations up and running on  160-6 metres, with a large  number
          of phased verticals and 4-squares. The budget for this operation  is
          over 200,000  USD and  donations are  being sought.  Details on  how
          contribute,  as  well  as  plenty  of  further  information  on  the
          expedition, can be found at www.vp6dx.com
VP9     - Seppo, OH1VR  will  operate mainly  CW  as  VP9/OH1VR  from  Bermuda
          (NA-005) on 19-21 August. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
VR      - To commemorate  the 10th  anniversary of  Hong Kong's  reunification
          with China,  Hong Kong  stations have  been  authorized to  use  the
          special prefix VR10  in replacement of  VR2 from 1  July 2007 to  30
          June 2008.
W       - Look for Matt, KM5VI and Bill,  N5LYG to be active from North  Padre
          Island (NA-092) on 27-30 July, IOTA Contest included. [TNX KM5VI]
W       - Look for Jeff, AI4U to be  active as K4I from Sunset Beach  (NA-112)
          on 11-17 August. He will operate on 10-40 metres SSB and CW as  time
          allows. QSL via home call. [TNX AI4U]
YB      - Adhi, YB3MM will  participate in the  IOTA Contest  as YB3MM/9  from
          Lombok Island (OC-150). He plans to operate SSB and CW on 15  metres
          only. QSL via IZ8CCW. [TNX NG3K]

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

QSL 3V8SS ---> Thanks to DL1DBF's help and support, Daniele, IK0REH  operated
CW only from the 3V8SS premises in Sousse, Tunisia between 5 and 17 June. QSL
for this activity direct only to  IK0REH (Daniele Casini, P.O. Box 31,  06010
Citerna - PG, Italy); proceeds will  be donated to the  club station to  help
them purchase amateur radio equipment. On-line log and a few pictures can  be
found at www.aricdc.it/3v8ss.  Daniele can  also confirm  contacts made  with
3V8SM on 20-21 June 2006, when he guest operated from Djerba Island  (AF-083,
www.aricdc.it/3v8sm). [TNX IK0REH]

QSL VIA F6AJA ---> All  QSLs for HB0/F2JD,  HB0/F5JY, HB0/F6BFH and  HB0/N6OX
are  via   F6AJA,  direct   or  bureau.   On-line  logs   are  available   at
http://lndx.free.fr/voirlogs.php [TNX F6AJA]

QSL VIA RX3RC ---> Roman, RX3RC reports he  is the new QSL manager for  4J6WZ
and 4K8DWW. Cards can be send either  direct (Roman A. Novikov, P.O. Box  21,
392000 Tambov, Russia) or via the bureau.

QSL VIA UA4WHX ---> Vlad, UA4WHX says he is going back home - after almost 26
months and 310,000 QSOs from 21 DXCC entities. Callsigns used include 3DA0VB,
4K0VB, 4L0B,  5H3VMB, 5H3VMB/3  (AF-075),  5H3VMB/5 (AF-074),  5R8VB,  5X1VB,
5Z4/UA4WHX, 5Z4/UA4WHX/P (AF-067), 5Z4BU, 7P8VB, 7Q7VB, 9J2VB, 9U0VB,  9X0VB,
A25VB, C91VB,  C91VB/4  (AF-103),  C91VB/6  (AF-088),  D20VB,  D60VB,  J20VB,
OD5/UA4WHX, ST2KSS, ST2VB, V51VV, V51VV/P (AF-070),  Z2/UA4WHX (see also  the
list available for download www.dailydx.com). His QSLling instructions are as
1.  Vlad accepts cards sent through the Russian QSL bureau, as well as  bureau
    shipments mailed directly from societies or  organizations to his  address
    (Vladimir M. Bykov, P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426000, Russia). To keep track
    and make certain nothing is missing when a big batch is on the way, it  is
    advisable to contact him (ua4whx@mail.ru).
2.  He recommends sending requests  direct rather than  going via the  bureau.
    Cards will  be  arranged and  replied  to by  senders,  direct/bureau  put
    together. If there  is enough  postage, the  bureau will  join the  direct
3.  Please avoid sending  cash, use IRCs  instead ("I can  technically send  7
    pieces of QSLs with one IRC", he says).
4.  It is even possible  to use credit  cards (Visa or  Master Card). "I  will
    keep records of  the transaction together  with your  QSL requests",  Vlad
    says. "The  transaction is  100% secure  and will  be done  electronically
    through Svezhy Veter Travel Agency".
5.  Those who made multiple QSOs, can  send only one card  along with the  QSO
    list on a sheet of paper.
6.  Vlad did not use a computer, and all QSOs are on paper logs. He will  have
    a few people to help help him with  the QSLing. He will let everyone  know
    when the first cards are out.

UK POSTAL RATES  ---> Mike, G3TEV  (QSL manager for  9J2BO) reminds  stations
that send  for direct  QSL cards  that due  to the  current exchange  rate  a
minimum of 2 USD or 1 IRC is required for postage to anywhere outside the UK,
Eire and rest of Europe included. The new postal rates became effective on  2
April 2007.


QSLs received direct or through managers:  1A4A, 3B8/OM0C, 3B8CF,  3B9/G3TXF,
3C0M, 3D2RI  (OC-189),  3D2RW (OC-095),  3D2TZ,  3DA0AM, 3V8SF,  4N8A,  5H1Z,
5W0CK, 5W0JT, 6H1MW,  7Q7AM, 7Q7BP, 7X0RY,  7X4AN, 9A3B,  9A8A, 9Q1D,  9Q1TB,
9U0X, A22/JA4ATV,  A41LD,  A71EM, BX5AA,  BY7KPI  (AS-131 ),  C21HC,  C98BWW,
(OC-129), JJ8DEN/JD1, JT1BV, KH2JU, KH7DX,  KH8/AI4VU, KH8/K6SRZ, N8S,  OM8A,


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