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14 July 2007                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 845
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9A     - Caudio, IN3DEI/W1ADX will operate holiday style  as 9A/W1ADX from  a
         few Dalmatian  islands (Dugi  Otok, Molat,  Pasman, Ugljan)  in  the
         EU-170 IOTA group  from 19 July  to 7 August.  QSL via IN3DEI.  [TNX
9A     - Laci/HA6NL, Gyuszi/HA2VR, Zsolti/HA6PS, Sanyi/HA7JJS and  Laci/HA7PL
         will be active as 9A6NL and 9A/homecall from Pasman Island  (EU-170)
         on 21-31 July. They will operate CW and SBB (plus some digital modes
         as well) on the HF bands and 6 metres. All of them will  participate
         in the IOTA Contest with different  calls, in different  categories.
         QSL 9A6NL via HA6NL, others  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
9A     - Leonardo, IW0QO will be active holiday style as 9A/IW0QO from Losinj
         Island (EU-136, IOCA CI-058) on 1-10 August. He plans to operate  on
         10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres.  QSL via home call, direct (to  IW0QO,
         c/o Sezione A.R.I.  di Perugia, P.O.  Box 113, 06100  Perugia -  PG,
         Italy) or bureau. [TNX IW0QO]
BY     - Dale/BA4TB, Jiang/BG4TBC, Dai/BG4TBJ, Mi/BG4TQX and Yun/BG1LKK  will
         be active  as homecall/4  from Chongming  Island (AS-136)  on  27-30
         July, IOTA Contest included. They plan  to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY
         on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX BA4TB]
EA6    - Jorge, EA8TL will be active as EA8TL/EA6 from Ibiza and  Formentera,
         Balearic Islands (EU-004)  from 31 July  to 24 August.  He plans  to
         operate on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 2 metres SSB. [TNX EA5KY]
FM     - The FM Ham Radio  Association (FM.HAM.R.A.) will  be active (on  80,
         40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB,  RTTY and PSK31, plus 6 and  2
         metres) as TO1YR from 29 July  to 5 August for  the annual Tour  des
         Yoles Rondes de la Martinique. QSL via FM1HN. [TNX F8REF]
GM     - Jim, MM0BQI will be active as MM0BQI/p from Tanera Mor, Summer Isles
         (EU-092) between 21 July and 4  August. He plans to operate CW,  SSB
         and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
GM     - MM0DFV, GM0WRR, GM4TOQ, MM0GDL, GM7WED, GM0VIQ, MM3LKV and  possibly
         others will be active from the  Isle of Islay in the Inner  Hebrides
         (EU-008) on 28-29 July. Two different callsigns (GM2Z and GM4A) will
         be used during the IOTA Contest,  while a separate PSK station  will
         operate as MS0EPC. QSLs via MM0DFV. [TNX MM0DFV]
GM     - Celebrating the  centenary year  of  the scouting  movement,  Geoff,
         M5GAC operate as GB5BBS from the Isle of Arran (EU-123) from 28 July
         to 8 August. He plans to be active on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres.  QSL
         via M5GAC, direct or bureau. [TNX IW1FGZ]
GM     - Colin, MM0NDX and Ian, GM1RIG will  participate in the IOTA  Contest
         signing MM0NDX/P from  Kerrera Island (EU-008).  QSL via home  call,
         direct only. [TNX MM0NDX]
I      - Guglielmo Marconi died in Rome on  20 July 1937, and two days  later
         the state funeral  was held  at the  basilica of  Santa Maria  degli
         Angeli (Our  Lady  of the  Angels).  On 22  July  2007, a  group  of
         operators from  ARI Frascati  will  activate special  event  station
         IY0SMA from inside the church. Expect them to be QRV on the HF bands
         SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via bureau to IZ0FVD. [TNX IK0ZCW]
I      - Eight operators  from  the  OM0C Contest  Crew  will  be  active  as
         IB0/homecall on  80-2  metres from  Ventotene  Island  (EU-045,  IIA
         LT-001) on 25-30 July. They will participate in the IOTA Contest  as
         IB0/OM0C. Further information at http://www.om0c.com/ventotene/
I      - Special event station II1TS will be  active on the HF bands SSB,  CW
         and FSK from Genova on 28-31 July for the Tall Ship Races 2007.  QSL
         via IZ1GJK,  direct or  bureau. Information  on  the event  and  the
         relevant award can be found at http://www.assoradiomarinai.tk/  [TNX
I      - Fabio, IK8HJC  will  be active  as  ID9/IK8HJC from  Vulcano  Island
         (EU-017, IIA ME-018)  from 25 August  to 1 September.  QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX IK8HJC]
JA     - Look for  JA6RGJ/6, JK6IIS/6  and JO6RGZ/6  to be  active from  Kuro
         Island (AS-012, JIIA AS-012-028), Nagasaki prefecture on 28-29 July.
         They will operate SSB and CW on the  HF bands and 6 metres. QSL  via
         home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Special event station 8J1ESP will be  operated on 40, 20, 15 and  10
         metres by PY3DF, JA1FXZ and a group from the International League of
         Esperantists        Radio         Amateurs 
         (http://www.esperanto.org/internacia/ILERA/) between 31 July and  31
         August. On  4-12  August activity  will  take place  from  the  92nd
         Esperanto World Conference  in Yokohama. QSL  via JA1YAR or  JA1FXZ,
         bureau or direct. [TNX PY3DF]
JD1_mt - Masafumi, JA6GXK will be active as JA6GXK/JD1 from Minami  Torishima
         (OC-073) from 18 July  to 2 August  and again from  29 August to  30
         September. [TNX The Daily DX]
JW     - Martin, G3ZAY and Michael, G7VJR will be active as JW/homecall  from
         Svalbard on 15-22 July. Conditions permitting,  they will be  trying
         to use the WARC  bands and 6  metres, as well  as the contest  bands
         from the club station  JW5E in Longyearbyen  (EU-026). QSL via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX G7VJR]
KL     - Mike, W7ASF and Richard, N7TCO will  operate SSB only on 80, 40,  20
         and 15  metres during  their 23-31  July activity  from Thorne  Bay,
         Prince of Wales Island (NA-041)  [425DXN 844]. "Rich  and I are  not
         experienced DXers", Mike says, but "we  do take operating  seriously
         and will be doing our best for IOTA". Mike is a fan of vintage gear,
         so he will be using  1963 Hallicrafters Hurricane  as the main  rig.
         QSL via W7ASF, direct or via bureau. [TNX W7ASF]
LA     - The Norsk Radio Relae Liga  (NRRL) will be  represented by LN2HQ  in
         the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via bureau. Further  information
         on planned operating frequencies can  be found at  www.nrrl.no/ln2hq
         [TNX LA6FJA]
LA     - Yogi, DB5YB will be  active as LA/DB5YB  from Stord Island  (EU-055)
         from 28 July to 9 August. He plans to operate holiday style on 10-20
         metres SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DB5YB]
LU     - Representing the Radio Club Argentino (RCA), a 28-operator team will
         participate in the IARU HF World Championship as LR4A. Nine stations
         will be activating the six bands on both CW and SSB. QSL via  LU4AA.
         [TNX LU8ADX]
OH     - OH7JR, OH6UM, OH2JA and OH1RX will  participate in the IOTA  Contest
         as OH2U/5 from Kuorsalo Island (EU-140). Some limited activity might
         start on the Friday evening before the contest. QSL via OH2IW.  [TNX
P2     - Two additional operators,  namely Steve (G4EDG)  and Luis  (CT1AGF),
         will be joining Hans (SM6CVX) and  Derek (G3KHZ) on their IOTA  trip
         to Papua New Guinea [425DXN 831]. They will be active as P29VCX from
         Nukumanu Island (OC-284, new one) on  23-29 September, and as  P29NI
         from Takuu Island (OC-283, new one) from 30 September to 5  October.
         They might go and operate  also from the  Tulun Islands (OC-256)  on
         6-9 October (callsign to be decided). Expect them to operate on  all
         bands, including  160  and  80  metres,  with  three  stations,  two
         amplifiers, verticals and a multiband dipole. QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX,
         QSL P29NI via G3KHZ. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - For the  third year  in a  row Jack,  PD2J  and JanJaap,  PG7V  will
         operate as PC6IOTA from  Texel Island (EU-038).  They will be  there
         from 24 July to 1 August, and will concentrate their activity during
         the IOTA Contest. All  of the QSOs  will be confirmed  automatically
         via the  bureau,  direct  cards should  be  sent  to  PG7V.  Further
         information at http://www.pc6iota.net [TNX PG7V]
PA     - On August 1  a vast  network of  amateur radio  stations around  the
         world  will  support  Scouting's  Sunrise  into  the  new  Centenary
         (for  further  information   please  visit  http://www.scout.org/en/
         Wil/PA0WBS, Wim/PA2GON, Dirk/PA3DHR, Kees/PD3MRS and Dominic/PD0LDC,
         from  Scouting  Radio   Spijkenisse  (http://www.pi9srs.eu/),   will
         participate in  this  event under  the  special call  sign  PA100WSJ
         (World Scouting Jamboree).  They will operate  on several bands  and
         modes from 7 UTC through the end of the day. [TNX PD0LDC]
PY     - The 12-15 July  activity from Santana  Island (SA-077) [425DXN  841]
         has beeen cancelled because of a serious health problem occurend  to
         one of the operators. [TNX VA3RJ]
SM     - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active again  as 7S5A from Boko Island,  Stora
         Alo (EU-177) on 16-23 July. Activity will be on 10-80 metres CW  and
         SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM4DDS]
SV     - George, SV1QN  and Giannis,  SV1GYG will  be active  as SV1QN/8  and
         SV1GYG/8 from Samos Island (EU-049) from  26 July to 4 August.  They
         will operate CW,  SSB, RTTY  and PSK31  on 160-10  metres, and  will
         participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home calls. [TNX SV9AHZ]
SV5    - A large  group of  operators (namely  SV1JG, SV1RC,  SV1RP,  SV1EEX,
         SV1GRM, SW1GZL, SV1HER and SV1JCZ) will be active as SX5AS from  the
         three Astakida islets (EU-001) on 17-23  July. They plan to  operate
         on all bands (160m-23cm) and modes. QSL via SV1HER. [TNX SV1HER]
SV9    - A group of operators from  the Radio Amateur  Society of Crete  will
         participate in the IOTA  Contest as J49A  from Dia Island  (EU-187).
         QSL to RASC, P.O. Box 1390, GR-71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.  [TNX
UA     - A group of operators from the  Student Radio Club "Sporadik" of  the
         Kursk State Technical University  will be active  as RI1SI from  the
         Solovetsky Islands  (EU-066) until  16 July.  QSL via  RW3WWW.  [TNX
UA     - Vasiliy/RA6AU, Victor/RU6AX  and  Alexey/RA1QY plan  to  operate  as
         homecall/1 from  several  Russian islands  on  18-22  July.  Islands
         mentioned include three EU-153 counters  - Baklan, Bol'shoy  Kaynets
         and Khedostrov (RR-new one) - plus  Lekh-Luda and Paskanets  (RR-new
         one). QSL via home calls. [TNX RA1QY]
UA     - RW3WW, RA3WOK, R3W-128, RL3WX, RA3WKJ and  a group of climbers  from
         the Kursk State Technical University will  conduct an expedition  to
         the mountains of the Elbrus  region between 28  July and 11  August.
         They will  operate on  20 and  40 metres  SSB as  R6SE, RW3WW/6  and
         RL3WX/6. On  8-10 August  they will  be  climbing the  Mount  Elbrus
         itself. QSL via R6SE via  RW3WWW, others via  home calls, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX RL3WX]
VE     - Special event station VO1J will be active from Fogo Island  (NA-198)
         from 21 July to 20 August to  mark the opening of the Fogo  Wireless
         Interpretation Centre (http://www.town-fogo.ca/marconisite.htm). The
         operators   will   include   Dan/VO1MX,   Wayne/VO1TA,   Ken/VO1KVT,
         Jason/VO1JNS and Dave/VO1AU. Expect VO1J to participate in the  IOTA
         Contest. QSL via VO1AU.
VE     - Dana, VE1VOX  will operate  as VE1OTA/VE9  from Grand  Manan  Island
         (NA-014, CIsA NB-003) and lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-491) on 26-29  July.
         Expect activity on 15, 20 and  40 metres. QSL direct via home  call.
         [TNX VE1VOX]
VE     - Fred, ON6QR will participate in the  IOTA Contest as VO1/ON6QR  from
         New Foundland (NA-027). He will operate CW QRP. [TNX ON6QR]
VK     - VK4NDX, VK4HMU and VK4FEAT will operate as VK4HAM/LGT from the  Cape
         Moreton Lighthouse  (ARLH AUS-039)  on  Moreton Island  (OC-137)  on
         17-20 August, International  Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  included.
         Expect activity on 10, 15, 20,  40 and 80  metres. QSL via  VK4FEAT.
         [TNX VK4FEAT]
W      - Rick, N5EYT will be active from Mustang Island (NA-092) and possibly
         other islands in that area between  14 July and 4 August.  Operation
         will be on and off during the day depending on conditions and family
         activities, but he will be operating a lot during the IARU HF  World
         Championship and the IOTA Contest.
W      - Jon, WB8YJF will be  active again from  Ocracoke Island (NA-067)  on
         22-29 July, IOTA  Contest included. He  will operate CW  and SSB  on
         80-10 metres.  QSL  via  home call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX  OPDX
W      - The Motorola Amateur  Radio Club (Florida  Chapter) will operate  as
         K4L from Cape  Florida lighthouse  (ARLHS USA-118)  on Key  Biscayne
         (NA-141) on  18 August  for the  International  Lighthouse/Lightship
         Weekend. They plan to be active from 13  UTC to 23.30 UTC on 40  and
         20 metres  CW, SSB  and  digital modes.  QSL  via W4MOT,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX N4II]

IARU   HF   WORLD   CHAMPIONSHIP   --->   This   year's   event   (rules   at
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2007/iaru.html) will run from 12 UTC on 14
July through  12  UTC on  the  15th. The  following  IARU Member  Society  HQ
stations are expected to participate:
Call    DXCC            Multiplier      Call    DXCC            Multiplier
----------------------------------      ----------------------------------
4L0HQ   Georgia         NARG            LR4A    Argentina       RCA
8N1HQ   Japan           JARL            LX0HQ   Luxembourg      RL
8N3HQ   Japan           JARL            LY0HQ   Lithuania       LRMD
8N4HQ   Japan           JARL            LZ7HQ   Bulgaria        BFRA
A25HQ   Botswana        BARS            NU1AW   USA             IARU
AM1HQ   Spain           URE             OE1A    Austria         OVSV
AM2HQ   Spain           URE             OH2HQ   Finland         SRAL
AM3HQ   Spain           URE             OL4HQ   Czech Republic  CRC
AM4HQ   Spain           URE             OM7HQ   Slovakia        SARA
AM5HQ   Spain           URE             OZ1HQ   Denmark         EDR
AM7HQ   Spain           URE             PA6HQ   The Netherlands VERON
BV0HQ   Taiwan          CTARL           PJ2HQ   Curacao         VERONA
CS7HQ   Portugal        REP             R9HQ    Asiatic Russia  SRR
DA0HQ   Germany         DARC            S50HQ   Slovenia        ZRS
DX1HQ   Philippines     PARA            SK9HQ   Sweden          SSA
EI0HQ   Ireland         IRTS            SN0HQ   Poland          PZK
GB7HQ   U.K.            RSGB            TI0HQ   Costa Rica      RCCR
HB9HQ   Switzerland     USKA            TM0HQ   France          REF
HR2HQ   Honduras        RCH             VR10HK  Hong Kong       HARTS
HS0AC   Thailand        RAST            W1AW/4  USA             ARRL
IU1HQ   Italy           ARI             YL4HQ   Latvia          LRAL
IU2HQ   Italy           ARI             YR0HQ   Romania         FRR
IU4HQ   Italy           ARI             YV5AJ   Venezuela       RCV
IU9HQ   Italy           ARI             ZF1A    Cayman Islands  CARS
LN2HQ   Norway          NRRL            ZW2HQ   Brazil          LABRE

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  latest issue (June 2007)  is now available  at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles  and  pictures  should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

4 METRES IN ITALY ---> The Italian Ministry of Communications has  authorized
amateur radio transmission experiments to be conducted on the 70 MHz band  (4
metres) until 31  December 2007.  The frequencies  are 70.100  MHz (+/-  12,5
kHz), 70.200 MHz (+/- 12,5 kHz) and 70.300 MHz (+/- 12,5 kHz).

4L6VV ---> Mamuka  Kordzakhia, 4L2M,  President of  the National  Association
Radioamateurs of Georgia (NARG), says that  4L6VV "is a pirate station".  The
operator's name is  Yuri and the  given QTH is  Tkvarcheli, but according  to
Kordzakhia "he is without Georgian license".

HELP KADEK ---> The "Help Kadek' project [425DXN 837] has ended  successfully
with a total of USD 6,318 received from 104 donors in 16 countries. "I  would
like  to  use  this  opportunity  to  thank  all  the  IOTA  enthusiasts  who
contributed generously", Cezar  (VE3LYC) says, "I  have no  doubt that  Kadek
will put this  help to very  good use". The  list of donors  is available  at

PIRATE --->  Tony,  T77C reports  that  the station  signing  T77BL  on  SSTV
(between 15 May and 29 June)  and PSK31 (between  28 June and  7 July) was  a
pirate, as the genuine T77BL does not operate those modes.

QSL DU7LA ---> Peter, DU7LA has moved back to the US and cards should be sent
to his new call, KD0AA. [TNX KD0AA]

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

DX NEWS SERVICE: Paul Pescitelli, K4UJ has  created a blog  designed to be  a
                 central and free distribution point for DX news. The type of
                 content intended  would  be  DXpedition  announcements  (new
                 announcements,  updates,  etc.),   stories  of   DXpeditions
                 general news  stories  related  to  happenings  in  rare  DX
                 locations. Give a look to http://www.dx-is.com/news
IM0GG:           A video and  a photo gallery  for the  recent activity  from
                 Caprera     [425DXN     843]     can     be     found     at
                 http://picasaweb.google.it/ariolbia [TNX IS0JMA]
IOCA TOUR:       On-line logs and  pictures of I6GFX's  recent activity  from
                 seven    Croatian     islands     can    be     found     at
                 http://www.gianfrancogervasi.it/radio.htm [TNX I6GFX]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2RI (OC-189), 3V8SF, 4O3B,  5A7A,
5H3EE, 7Z1UG, 9M2/PG5M (Spratly Islands), 9Q1EK, 9U0X, 9Z4BM, BD7KLO,  CE2WQ,
N8S, NP4A, OH3BHL/1 (EU-096), ST2A, TI8II,  TK5MH, UN3M, V26HS, V44KAI,  V63J
(OC-012), V63J (OC-132), V63J (OC-180), V63J (OC-277), V73NS, VK0JLX, VK9DNX,
ZD9BCB (AF-030).


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