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7 July 2007                                                A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 844
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

1A0    - The 12-22  July  1A0KM activity  [425DXN  840]  from  the  Sovereign
         Military Order of Malta will be conducted by a team of operators led
         by IK0FVC and including DL5MAE, DL6RAI, G3SXW, G3TXF, I0JBL,  I2UIY,
         OH2BH. Plans are to operate from  160 metres to  23cm on all  modes,
         including EME activity  during the  first weekend.  QSL via  IK0FTA.
         Logs   will    be    uploaded    to    LoTW.    Online    blog    at
         http://1a0km.splinder.com/ [TNX I0JBL]
8Q     - 8Q7KN is the callsign Al, JA9APS will be using on 6-9 July from  the
         Maldives [425DXN 843]. This will be a family vacation, and his  wife
         (JR9GTD) will also operate as 8Q7KN, while his two sons (JE9AMG  and
         JE9AMH) will be active as 8Q7KF. [TNX JA1ELY]
9M4    - The MARTS  (Malaysian Amateur  Radio Transmitter's  Society)  Penang
         Contest Team will participate in the  IARU HF World Championship  as
         9M4DXX from Penang  Island (AS-015). QSL  via bureau,  or direct  to
ES     - Frank, DL1FT will be active as ES0FTZ from Saaremaa Island  (EU-034)
         on 11-21 July.  He plans to  operate on 15,  17, 20, 30,  40 and  80
         metres.   His    web   site    (in    German   language)    is    at
         http://www.funkexpedition.de/estland [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
G      - The Radio Society  of Great Britain  (RSGB) will  be represented  by
         GB7HQ in this year's IARU HF World Championship. Expect activity  on
         all the HF contest bands on both CW and SSB. QSL via G3TXF  (direct,
         bureau  and  LOTW).  Further   information,  including  the   awards
         programme for contacting GB7HQ on various bands/modes, can be  found
         at http://www.gb7hq.com [TNX G4IRN]
HL     - A group of  operators from the  Gwangju DX  Club will  be active  as
         6L0NJ/4 from Ch'ung Island (AS-060) starting around 6 UTC on 14 July
         through 3 UTC on the 17th.  They plan to be  active on 160-6  metres
         CW, SSB  and  RTTY.  QSL  via  HL4XM.  Logs  will  be  available  at
         http://www.dx.or.kr/ [TNX DS4DLK]
I      - Matteo/IZ5HSK, Riccardo/IZ5JMX and Massimo/IZ5ILF will be active  as
         IA5/homecall from Capraia Island (EU-028,  IIA LI-020) until  around
         16 UTC on 7 July. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ5HSK]
I      - Look for Diego, IZ5JOB/p and Luca, IZ5IPA/p to operate from  Scoglio
         dello Sparviero (EU-028, IIA GR-007) on 7 July. [TNX IZ5CYZ]
I      - Commemorating  the  70th  anniversary  of  the  death  of  Guglielmo
         Marconi, Luigi/IV3LNQ will operate as IA3GM until 30 September.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IV3LNQ]
JA     - Celebrating the  Sendai  Tanabata Festival,  special  event  station
         8J7VENUS will  be active  (on 80-10  metres  SSB with  some  digital
         modes, plus 6m) until 31 August. On 6-8 July look for 8J7VENUS/7  to
         be operated from Tashiro Island (AS-117,  JIIA AS-117-059). QSL  via
         JH7YES. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
KH0    - Kay, JH0MRP (AC5TB) and Nao, JK1FNL (NA8O) will operate as AC5TB/KH0
         and NA8O/KH0 from  Saipan (OC-086)  on 13-16  July for  the IARU  HF
         World Championship. Outside the contest they  will be active on  30,
         17, 12 and 6 metres. QSL via their Japanese home calls. [TNX JK1FNL]
KL     - Mike, W7ASF  and Richard,  N7TCO will  be active  as W7ASF/KL7  from
         Prince of Wales Island (NA-041), Alaska on 22-30 July, IOTA  Contest
         included. QSL direct or via bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
LX     - LX0HQ will be representing the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Society (RL)
         during this year's IARU HF World Championship. Four stations will be
         active from  two different  locations, Eschdorf  (QTH of  LX7I)  and
         Esebuer (QTH of LX0RL). QSL via LX1KQ. [TNX LX2A]
OY     - Roger, G3SXW and Nigel,  G3TXF will operate  CW only as  OY/homecall
         from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) on 6-8 July. This will be a  low-key
         CW-only activity, with OY/G3SXW  operating on 40  and 20 metres  and
         OY/G3TXF operating on 30 metres. As  their visit coincides with  the
         VHF Field Day, an attempt will  be made to be on  50 MHz during  the
         eight-hour 6m session  (14-22 UTC) on  7 July. QSL  via home  calls,
         direct or bureau. E-mail requests  for bureau cards  can be sent  to
         the addresses published on http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/OY/OY.html
PJ2    - Carsten/ DL6LAU,  Jan/DJ8NK and  Joachim/DL8OBQ  will be  active  as
         PJ2/homecall from  Curacao (SA-006),  Netherlands Antilles  on  9-16
         July. QSL via home calls. They  plan to participate  in the IARU  HF
         World Championship  (14-15 July)  as PJ2HQ  (QSL  via N9AG)  in  the
         Multi-Multi category. [TNX VA3RJ]
S5     - Slovenia (ZRS)  will  be represented  S50HQ  in the  IARU  HF  World
         Championship. A multi-op team will cover 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and  160
         metres both SSB and CW. QSL via bureau. [TNX S50U]
SM     - Eric, SM1TDE  will participate  in the  IOTA  Contest as  SA1A  from
         Gotland Island (EU-020). He will operate CW only. QSL via home call.
         [TNX SM1TDE]
SV9    - Paolo, IK2MLS reports he will be active holiday style as  SV9/IK2MLS
         from Crete (EU-015) on 15-27 July. He plans to operate SSB on the HF
         bands, 6 and 2 metres. QSL via home call.
T8     - Hide/JM1LJS  (T80W,  http://radio-dream.com/t80w/),   Motoaki/JE1EKS
         (T88EK) and Koya/JI5RPT  (T88PT, http://www.ji5rpt.com/t88pt/)  will
         be active from  Koror (OC-009), Palau  on 13-18 July.  They plan  to
         operate on 40-6  metres SSB  and CW,  plus satellite.  QSL via  home
         calls. [TNX JI5RPT]
TA     - TA1FR, TA1HZ  and TA2RX  will operate  as TC25SG  on 11-15  July  to
         celebrate the  25th anniversary  of the  foundation of  the  Turkish
         Coast Guard Command. All day multiband operation is planned for  the
         IARU HF World Championship weekend. QSL via TA1HZ, direct or bureau.
         [TNX TA1HZ]
TA     - The new dates  for YM1907FB  [425DXN 843]  are 19-26  July. QSL  via
         TA3YJ, direct or bureau. [TNX TA3YJ]
TK     - Jack, HB9TL reports he will  be active as  TK/HB9TL from Corsica  on
         18-30 July. He plans to operate  SSB on 10-80 metres. QSL direct  to
UA     - Mike, RW1AI will participate  in the IARU  HF World Championship  as
         RW1AI/0 from ITU  Zone 75. He  will remain  there until  mid-August,
         then he will  move to the  drifting station "North  Pole 35" and  be
         active as  R35NP  for several  months.  QSL via  home  call,  direct
         (Mikhail Fokin,  P.O.  Box 13,  St.  Petersburg 193312,  Russia)  or
         bureau. [TNX RW1AI]
UR     - Special callsign EM75IG  will be aired  on all bands  until 10  July
         from Gorlovka to  commemorate the  75th anniversary  of the  Donetsk
         region. QSL via UR7IA, direct or bureau. [TNX UR7IA]
UR     - Sam/UT9FJ, Alex/UR5FEL and Petro/UR5FCZ will be active as homecall/p
         from Berezan  Island (EU-179,  UIA BS-02,  ARLHS UKR-035)  on  25-30
         July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via home calls. [TNX UT9FJ]
V3     - Colin, KU5B will be active as  V31UB from Belize  on 12-17 July.  He
         plans to operate  most nights on  the HF bands  SSB and  CW, with  a
         minimal plan to operate on 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
V8     - Steve, 9M6DXX will be active as V8FEO from Brunei on 11-15 July.  He
         plans to operate on 10-80 metres SSB, and to participate in the IARU
         HF World Championship. QSL via M5AAV, direct or bureau. [TNX 9M6DXX]
VP2V   - Cal/WF5W, Paul/W5PF,  Bill/K5WAF,  Bob/WB5IUU  and  Nancy/WZ8C  will
         operate  as  VP2V/homecall  from  Tortola,  British  Virgin  Islands
         (NA-023) on 11-18 July. They will participate in the FISTS Sprint CW
         Contest (13 July) and in  the IARU HF  World Championship. All  QSLs
         via W5PF.  Logs will  be uploaded  to LoTW.  The  web page  for  the
         operation is at http://www.tdxs.net/VP2V.html
W      - The Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Operators North Society (BEARONS)
         will run a special event  station under their  club call, W7FLY,  to
         commemorate the rollout ceremony for Boeing's newest commercial jet,
         the 787 Dreamliner. Expect activity on  8-9 July, on  20, 40 and  80
         metres. QSL via KN7T. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Terry, W6WTG will be active as  W6I from Anacapa Island (NA-144)  on
         27-29 July, IOTA Contest included. He plans to operate on 20  metres
         SSB running battery power. QSL via N2OWL. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
W      - Manfred, VA3RMF will  participate in the  IOTA Contest as  VA3RMF/W1
         from Bailey  Island  (NA-137, USI  ME-022S).  Before and  after  the
         contest he will try to go  and operate from Orr's Island (not  IOTA,
         USI ME-038S). [TNX VA3RMF]
YB     - Special event callsign YE39AR will be  aired on all bands and  modes
         on 9-11  July  to  celebrate the  39th  anniversary  of  ORARI,  the
         Indonesian IARU  society, and  their  National Convention.  QSL  via
         bureau, or direct to P.O. Box  8000, Jakarta 11000, Indonesia.  [TNX
ZF     - Eddie, N2EK  will be  operating holiday  style as  ZF2EK from  Grand
         Cayman (NA-016) on 13-20 July. QSL home call. [TNX N2EK]

CARIBBEAN TOUR  --->  Frank, K3TRM  will  be active  as  V26RM  from  Antigua
(NA-100) until 10 July, and - hopefully as VP2MRM - from Montserrat  (NA-103)
on 11-14 July. He operates SSB, CW, RTTY on 80-6 metres (he has also received
permission to operate on 60 metres from Antigua). QSL for both calls via home
call, direct or  bureau. Further information  can be  found at  www.k3trm.com

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

AEGEAN VHF CONTEST ---> The Aegean VHF Contest (the Greek VHF and 6m contest,
SSB and CW) takes  place on 7-8  July. Entrants are  expected from all  Greek
mainland areas (SV1, 2, 3, 4,  6, 7), as well as  from the Dodecanese  (SV5),
Crete (SV9) and other Greek islands  (SV8). Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A might  give
out a few points from Mount Athos. [TNX SV8CYV]

QSL ST2R --->  Slavko, S57DX says  that direct  requests for  ST2R are  being
replied to  right now.  The address  for direct  cards is  Slavko Celarc,  Ob
Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia.

QSL ZA/Z35M ---> Vlado went QRT from Albania on 27 June, after five years and
113,000 QSOs. QSL direct to  Vladimir Kovaceski, P.O.  Box 10, Struga,  6330,
Macedonia. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

QSL VIA PG5M ---> Gerben (www.dx.to) has received from the printer the  cards
for his 9M2/PG5M  operation from Sibu  and Rawa  (AS-046), Pangkor  (AS-072),
Ketam (AS-074) and Spratly (AS-051). All direct requests are in the mail, and
he will now start processing all bureau  requests. Please note that 1 USD  is
not enough to cover the postage for  a 0-20 gram letter outside Europe.  [TNX

+ SILENT KEY  + Hanina  Luria, 4X4MU,  one of  the best  known amateur  radio
operators in Israel, passed away a few days ago. [TNX 4X6ZK]

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

C6ARI:        A video of the C6ARI  operation from Cay  Sal Bank (NA-219)  is
              available at http://www.qslnet.de/c6ari [TNX DL5YWM]
IOTA WEBSITE: The new IOTA website (www.rsgbiota.org) has been up and running
              since 21 June.  It includes many  innovative improvements,  and
              contains also many new features including  the ability to  view
              one's own record of  island groups confirmed.  Soon it will  be
              possible - for registered users -  to claim additional  credits
              on-line and even to claim credit for IOTA Contest QSOs  without
              the need  for QSL  card verification.  The site  was  developed
              primarily  by  Dominic  Smith  (M0BLF),  with  Martin  Atherton
              (G3ZAY) acting as the liaison between the project team and  the
              IOTA Committee. Enquires  about the website  can be emailed  to
QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards (4500+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
              web site  has been  updated.  Ten different  galleries  include
              cards for the ten Most Wanted  DXCC Entities (150+ QSLs),  each
              of the 58 deleted DXCC entities (700+ QSLs), obsolete  prefixes
              (2000+ QSLs), stations  from Magrebh  from 1945  to 1962  (150+
              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

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3G100S      XQ1KY       EU940OR     UA3FDX      SN600P      SP4KCM
3V8SS       DD9HK  (a)  FO/N1DL     N1DL        SN750BK     SP9PKZ
3Z50KCR     SP5KCR      GC3SBL/p    G8VPR       SN750C      SP9PKZ
4L3Y        DK6CW       HC1HC       NE8Z        ST2A        T93Y
4L4WW       EA7FTR      HF15SZL     SP5PSL      ST2KSS      ST2M
4N160SRS    YU1SRS      HF1HF       SP1DTG      SV0JD/8     DL6NBA
4O3DX       YU1FW       HF1PBW      SP1DPA      SV0LR       HB9LDR
5H0RS       IT9YVO      HG46FC      HA5BSW      SX5RHO      SV5FRD
5H3EE       DL4SM  (b)  HK4QMH      EA5KB       T77GO       I4ZQS
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      HP2/CX2AM   CX2AM       T94CT       K2PF
5P1DX       OZ6B        HP2/CX3AN   CX2AM       T960ARA     T94GB
5P6PI       OZ6PI       HP2/CX4CR   CX2AM       TM4KAR      F5KEK
5X1GS       WB2YQH      HV0A        IK0FVC      TM5MRP      F5KGR
5Z4ES       K3PD        HZ1MD/m     PA2V        TM5VDM      F6KMB
6M0W        HL5BMX      IM0GG       IS0JMA      TM7EO       F1HP
6M22        DS2TXG      IQ1DR/p     IW1DQS      TM8VDM      F6KJU
7U5CI       OM3CGN      IQ4AX       IZ4EFN      U4MIR       RN3DK
7X2EB       EA7FTR      IR1OS       IZ4HWA      UE1CDX      RN1CW
9G5ZS       ZS6EGB      IR9P        IW9HMQ      UE1OTA      RZ1OA
9M6XRO      M5AAV       IU2IPY      IK2QPR      UE1RFF/1    UA1RJ
A25SL       W5SL        J79RM       NA9N        UE1RLH      RA1QY
AN1A        EA1AST      JW1CCA      LA1CCA      UE3OFF/1    RA3QSY
AO5AAB      EC5AAB      LG5LG       LA4EKA      UE3QRP/3    UA3LMR
AO5BJU      EB5BJU      LU4DX       EA5KB       UE6MAC      RZ6MF
AO5EH       EA5EH       MJ0ASP      F5SHQ       UE9CXK      DL6XK
AO5ET       EA5ET       NP4A        W3HNK       UN3M        EA7FTR
AO5FKQ      EA5FKQ      OH0Z        W0MM        UN7MMM      EA7FTR
AO5GS       EA5GS       OJ0/OH3RM   OH3RM       UQ8GU       UN8GU
AO5KB       EA5KB       OJ0VR       OH1VR       V44KJ       WB2TSL
AO5KV       EA5KV       ON60AF      ON6KN       V73NS       WD8CRT
AO5TT       EA5TT       ON60EKO     ON4EKO      V8MQM       W3HNK
AO5YJ       EA5YJ       ON60NOK     ON7YX       VC3R        VA3VKK
AO7A        EA7NL       OP0P        ON6DP       VE2IDX      VE3ZF
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       OP1W        ON6CW       VE9DX       K2NJ
BD3APX/2    BD3APX      OQ7M        ON7EM       VF0X        VE3IKV
CN4P        EA5XX       OQ7Q        ON7RN       VK9LWE      VK1PWE
CO6DW       EA5KB       OR6C        ON6CR       VP2EDH      W7XU
CO7PH       W3HNK       OX3PG       WA0SMQ      VP2EREM     WB2REM
CX6VM       W3HNK       OX3YY       OZ7YY       VP6TD       ZL2HGR
D2EEX       CT1EEX      PB6KNRM     PA7DA       VP8DIZ      G7KMZ
DA0UBOOT    DK9OS       PC650EDAM   PD3BL       VR10BG      VR2BG
DL100DAN    DK1QO       PC6REC      PA9DX       VR10NN      WA4WTG
DU3NXE      W3HNK       R41WP       RA3LBA      VR10PX      VR2PX
EA8/G7COD/A G0OYH       R70PW       UA9AB       VR10UW      VR2UW
EI70FOY     EI8EM       SC300VL     SK6HD       VR10VAC     VR2VAC
EJ/G3ZAY    G3ZAY       SJ9WL       LA4EKA      VR10XLN     VR2XLN
EJ/M0HSW    M0HSW       SN0EL       SP1KRF      VR10XMT     VR2XMT
EJ/M0TJH    M0TJH       SN0FY       SP9FY       WP4NRT      WP4NRX
EK3GM       IK2QPR      SN100S      SP9ZHR      XV2JX       JM3UML
EM75IG      UR7IA       SN10P       SP9KJU      YP1900D     YO5BFJ
EM75ISI     UT5SI       SN10POW     SP6ZJP      ZA/UT7DW    DK6CW
EN80AL      UT8AL       SN1LH       SP3VT       ZB2FX       G3RFX
EN80AS      UT8AS       SN50PTU     SP2PTU      ZY5P        PP5BZ

(a) 21 June-5 July      (b) bureau

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

5H3EE   Mike Stange, P.O. Box 78364, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
6M0MM   Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety Club Station, 19 Gusungdong, 
        Yousunggu, Daejeon 305-338, Korea
E21EJC  Kob, P.O. Box 20, Siam University, Bangkok 10163, Thailand
EL2BA   H. Walcott Benjamin Sr., 285 St. Marks Place, Suite 4-L, Staten 
Island, NY 10301, USA
HS0ZCW  Charles Harpole, 86/1 Moo 4, Tambon Bankok, Amper Meung, Samut Sakhon 
        74000, Thailand
IW9HMQ  Mauro Platania, Via Etnea 447/a, 95030 Gravina di Catania - CT, Italy
N1DL    Karl Geng, 285 Grande Way #1803, Naples, FL 341210, USA
RX3RC   Roman A. Novikov, P.O. Box 21, 392000 Tambov, Russia
UA1RJ   Yuri G. Sinitso, P.O. Box 23, Vologda, 160000 Russia
UA4WHX  Vladimir M. Bykov, P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk, 426000, Russia
UR7IA   Leonid Aniskin, P.O. Box 1901, Gorlovka-46, 84646 Ukraine
UX3IA   Alex V. Bataron, P.O. Box 34, Gorlovka-1, 84601 Ukraine
VE3ZF   Igor Slakva, 105 La Rose Avenue, PH #1410, Etobicoke, Ontario M9P 
        1A9, Canada
VK1PWE  A.S. Whitton, 34 Haystack Crescent, Palmerston Act 2913, Australia


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