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25 August 2007                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 851
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Tomas, LY1F/VK2CCC will  be active as  3D2MT from  the Fiji  Islands
         from 28 August  to 4 September.  He plans  to operate  mostly CW  on
         80-17 metres, and  to participate in  the All Asian  DX SSB  Contest
         (1-2 September).  QSL via  VK2CCC (direct)  or LY1F  (bureau).  [TNX
5Z     - Chris, DL2MDU  will be  active as  5Z4/DL2MDU  from Kenya  on  10-24
         September. He  plans to  operate holiday  style mainly  CW. QSL  via
         bureau to home call. [TNX DL2MDU]
8Q     - Andrew, G7COD  will be  active  for the  third  time as  8Q7AK  from
         Embudu, Maldives (AS-013) from 30 September to 12 October. He  plans
         to operate mainly SSB with some  CW on 30-12 metres, tipically  from
         8.30 to 10.30  UTC and from  13 to 15.15  UTC. QSL via   home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX G7COD]
9A     - Tony, IN3YGW will be active from Rab Island (EU-136) from 25  August
         to 8 September. He plans to operate SSB and CW on the HF bands and 6
         metres. QSL via home  call (outstanding QSOs  will be confirmed  via
         the bureau after a couple of years). [TNX IN3YGW]
9A     - Niko, DD1MAT will operate holiday style as 9A/DD1MAT from Dugi  Otok
         (EU-170, CI-018) on 1-15 September. QSL via home call. [TNX DD1MAT]
9A     - Francois, ON4LO will be active as 9A/ON4LO from Mali Losinj (EU-136)
         on 8-28 September. Expect activity on the  HF bands as well as on  6
         metres. [TNX ON4LO]
9A     - Look for 9A/OK1JK, 9A/OK1UXH, 9A/OK1JST and  9A/OK1HWS to be  active
         from Porer Island (EU-110) on 9-14  September. They plan to  operate
         SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on 80-10 metres. QSL via OK1JST. [TNX F5NQL]
9M2    - Aziz, 9M2AU  will  operate as  9M50MB  on 31  August.  This  special
         callsign celebrates the 50th anniversary of Malaysian  indipendence.
         [TNX 9M2AU]
A3     - Ron, ZL1AMO plans  to operate  holiday style  from Lifuka  (OC-169),
         Tonga from  27 August  to 16  September. He  hopes to  have his  old
         callsign (A35EA) renewed. [TNX The Daily DX]
BY     - BD7KLO will  be joined  by BA4ALC,  BA4ED and  BD4HD for  the  23-26
         August operation  from Pingtan  Island (BY5,  AS-138) [425DXN  850].
         They plan to operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres. [TNX BA7NQ]
BY     - BG7JSQ expects  to go  and  operate CW  only  on 10-40  metres  from
         Xiachuan Island (AS-131) on 24-25 August. [TNX BA7NQ]
DL     - Marcel, DJ5MS  will  operate SSB  as  DJ5MS/p  from  Helgoland-Duene
         (EU-127) on 27-29 August. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
EA     - Five special callsigns - namely AN0EB, AN4EB, AN5EB, AN6EB and AN7EB
         - will be aired between 1 and 16 September for EuroBasket 2007,  the
         Basketball European  Championship  that will  be  held  in  Granada,
         Sevilla, Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), Alicante and  Madrid.
         QSL for all callsigns via EA4RCH,  direct or bureau. Information  on
         the relevant  award can  be found  at www.radioclubhenares.org  [TNX
EI     - Celebrating the  75th anniversary  of  the Irish  national  society,
         EI75IRTS will be aired on 29-30 September as HQ Station for the CQIR
         Contest (see below). QSL via EI6HB.
F      - Special event call TM8CDX will be  aired between 8 and 22  September
         for the 29th Convention of  the Clipperton DX  Club, that this  year
         will be  held at  Puyloubier on  21-22  September (full  details  at
         www.cdxc.org/Conventions/2007-Puyloubier/puyloubier2007-e.htm).  All
         of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically via the bureau;  direct
         requests should be sent to F5CQ. [TNX F5CQ]
GM     - Look for Ed, GM0WED/p and Glenn MM3XUI/p to be active on 17, 20,  30
         and 40 metres CW and SSB from North Ronaldsay Island (EU-009)  until
         around 14 UTC on 25 August. QSL via home calls. [TNX GM3VLB]
GM     - Jim, MM0BQI will be active as  MM0BQI/p from Lunga, Treshnish  Isles
         (EU-108) on 1-3 September. He plans  to operate on 80-15 metres  all
         modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
HR     - A team from the Radio Club  de Honduras and four operators from  the
         US plan to  be active from  the rare Swan  Island (NA-035) on  23-28
         September, weather permitting. A special callsign (HQ0S or HQ6S) has
         been requested. Further information will be published in due course.
         [TNX HR2J]
I      - Marco, IK1RAE (10, 12, 15, 17,  20  and 40  metres) and Max,  IZ4JMA
         (80-6 metres SSB,  RTTY and PSK31)  will be  active as  IL7/homecall
         from San Domino (IIA FG-001), Tremiti Islands (EU-050) between 1 and
         8-9 September.  Depending on  local conditions,  they might  go  and
         operate from other nearby islets. [TNX IK1RAE and IZ4JMA]
I      - ARI Frascati members will operate as II0ERN on 14-30 September.  The
         special  callsign  is  for  the  second  edition  of  the   European
         Researchers' Night,  that  will take  place  on the  28th.  QSL  via
         operators's instructions. [TNX IZ0DIB]
I      - ARI Spezia  and  local INORC  and  ARMi groups  will  be  active  as
         IY1SP/IP1 from  Palmaria  Island (not  IOTA,  IIA SP-001)  on  20-23
         September. Back in  1897 Guglielmo Marconi  carried out  experiments
         from the Navy arsenal at Spezia to the island and a few months later
         Palmaria hosted the first wireless coastal station in Italy. QSL via
         I1SAF. [TNX I1SAF]
I      - Helmut, OE1MHL  will  be active  holiday  style as  IC8/OE1MHL  from
         Ischia Island  (EU-031, IIA  NA-001) on  7-12 October.  He plans  to
         operate SSB on the HF bands between 5-9 UTC and again between  17-20
         UTC. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Logs will be available  at
         http://www.amrs.at [TNX OE1MHL]
IS0    - Piero, IZ1CRA reports  he will be  active mainly on  20 metres  from
         Palau, Sardinia (EU-024) from 26 August to 6 September. QSL via home
         call, bureau preferred.
J2     - Darko, T95A is on a work  assignment in Djibouti  and expects to  be
         there for at least one year. He plans on setting up a station in the
         near future  and will  be operating  as time  permits. The  callsign
         J28OO has been issued  to him and  the QSL route  will be via  K2PF.
         [TNX K2PF]
J3     - Gerd, DL7VOG will be  active as J3/DL7VOG  from Grenada (NA-024)  on
         27-31 August  and  then from  Carriacou  Island  in  the  Grenadines
         (NA-147) until 16 September. He plans to operate on 160-6 metres  CW
         and RTTY,  with some  SSB upon  request.  QSL via  homecall,  bureau
         preferred  (e-mail  requests  for  bureau  cards  can  be  sent   to
         qsl@dl7vog.de). [TNX The Daily DX]
JD1_mt - Masafumi, JA6GXK expects  to be  back to  Minami Torishima  (OC-073)
         from 27 August to 18 September.  He plans to  operate CW, SSB,  PSK,
         RTTY and SSTV on 10-80 metres as JD1BMM. [TNX The Daily DX]
ON     - Special callsign ON4WAR will be aired on 1-2 September as a  tribute
         to the Belgian resistance during World  War II. QSL via ON7RY.  [TNX
         OPDX Bulletin]
OZ     - Ric, DL2VFR will be  active as OZ/DL2VFR  from Romo Island  (EU-125)
         from 26 August to 1 September.  He will operate  mostly CW on  40-10
         metres, and  will concentrate  on working  Japan, the  Far East  and
         North America on 40  and 30 metres  between 19 and  22 UTC. QSL  via
         homecall through the DARC bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
OZ     - Stefan, DF8HS  will operate  SSB, PSK31  and RTTY  as OZ/DF8HS  from
         Samso Island (EU-172) from 26  August to 8  September. QSL via  home
         call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SM     - DL5ME and DG3HWO will be active ss SD7ME from Oland Island  (EU-037)
         on 6-11 September. They will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17
         metres. QSL route at qrz.com under SD7ME. [TNX DL5ME]
SP   -   A group of operators from the  Radio Club SP9PZU  will be active  as
         SN10IPA from  26  August  to 16  September  to  celebrate  the  10th
         anniversary of  the  foundation of  the  IPA  (International  Police
         Association) Slesian Provincial  Group. QSL via  SP9PZU (bureau)  or
         SQ9ZM (direct). [TNX SQ9IWT]
SU     - Gab, HA3JB (http://www.qsl.net/ha3jb) will be active as SU8BHI  from
         Cairo, Egypt from 21 September to  30 November. He plans to  operate
         CW, RTTY, SSTV, PSK and some SSB, and to participate in the CQ WW DX
         RTTY and CW contests. QSL via home call. [TNX HA3JB]
SV     - Geza, HA4XG will be  active (on the  HF bands plus  6 and 2  metres)
         from Greece  between  31 August  and  14 September.  First  he  will
         operate as  either J48XG  and  SV8/HA4XG from  Corfu/Kerkyra  Island
         (EU-052) from 31  August to 6  September. On 1-2  September he  will
         take part in the IARU VHF Contest. Then he will move to  Amaliapoli,
         on the mainland Thessalia, and be  active as J44XG and SV4/HA4XG  on
         7-14 September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
SV     - Vito, I3BQC  will be  active from  Limnos  Island (EU-049)  on  9-26
         September. [TNX I3BQC]
SV5    - Alberto, IW1RLF will operate as SV5/IW1RLF  from Rhodes (EU-001)  on
         10-17 September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IW1RLF]
SV9    - Dick, G3URA will operate mostly CW as SV9/G3URA from Crete  (EU-015)
         from 27 August to 4  September. He will  participate in the  Russian
         RTTY Contest  (1-2 September)  as J49X.  QSL  via G3URA,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX ARRL DX BUlletin]
T32    - Gordon West, WB6NOA  is expected to  operate as  T32GW from  Fanning
         Island (OC-084), East  Kiribati between 24  August and 3  September.
         This is not a DXpedition, and Gordon will be QRV in his spare  time,
         "as long as power is available". QSL via WB6NOA. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA     - TA1HZ will be active again as  TC25SG [425DXN 844] on 27-31  August.
         He expects  to operate  SSB on  17, 20  and 40  metres. The  special
         callsign celebrates the  25th anniversary of  the foundation of  the
         Turkish Coast Guard. QSL via home call. [TNX TA1HZ]
TK     - Wolfgang, DL1DVP and  Mike, DL3VTA will  operate SSB,  CW, RTTY  and
         PSK31/63 as TK/DL1DVP  and TK/DL3VTA from  Corsica (EU-014) on  7-14
         October. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL3VTA]
VE     - Linda, VE9GLF  and Len,  VE9MY will  be active  from Orleans  Island
         (NA-128, CISA QC-007)  on 2-3  September. Operation  will be  mobile
         with 100 watts on 20 and 40  metres, after 18 UTC depending on  band
         conditions. QSL via  home calls, direct  or bureau (e-mail  requests
         for bureau cards can be sent to ve9my@rac.ca). [TNX VE9MY]
VE     - George, K3GV will be  active as K3GV/VY2  from Prince Edward  Island
         (NA-029) on 2-15  September. Activity will  be on 15  and 20  metres
         around the  usual IOTA  frequencies. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX K3GV]
VE     - Juergen, DL7RV  will  be  active  as  VO2/NF6J  from  Battle  Island
         (NA-044) on 6-13 September. QSL via DL7RV. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VK     - Nobi, JA1JCF might  be active as  VK4JCF from  Horn Island  (OC-138)
         from 31  August  to  2  September.  "This  activation  is  not  very
         certain", he says, as  "there may be  unknown local difficulties  at
         the planned QTH". If he can be QRV, expect activity on 30, 20 and 17
         metres CW. QSL  via home call,  direct or through  the JARL  bureau.
         [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
VK9W   - George, AA7JV (VK2NU) and Tomi,  HA7RY plan to  be active as  VK9WWI
         from the Willis Islands (OC-007) between 24 Septmber and 4  October,
         depending on weather. Further information is expected in due course.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
VK     - Steve, G0UIH  will be  active again  as VK2IAY/4  from a  couple  of
         Australian IOTA groups  between mid-December  and mid-January.  Look
         for him  to  operate from  Great  Keppel Island  (OC-142)  on  16-22
         December and from South Molle (OC-160) on 7-11 January. As with  his
         previous DXpeditions, activity will be  centered around 14260,  with
         the possibility of 15 and 17 metres also. QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. Steve's website is at http://www.percy.me.uk [TNX G0UIH]
VU     - Celebrating the 60th anniversary Indian Independence, members of the
         National Institute of Amateur Radio in  Hyderabad will be active  as
         AT60MY until 17 November. QSL via VU2NRO. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
W      - Jeff, VA3QSL will  operate holiday  style as  VA3QSL/W4 from  either
         Chincoteague Island (NA-083) and Assateague Island (NA-139)  between
         27 and 31 August. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Rich, K3RWN will  be operating from  Isle of Palms  (NA-110) on  1-7
         September. Look for him on 10-40 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via
         K3RWN. [TNX The Daily DX]
W      - A large group of operators from the Tennessee Valley DX  Association
         (www.tvdxa.com) - namely N4HL, WA4RMC,  AD4F, WA4NFO, W4KRY,  AB4GG,
         WA4IVO, K0MAI, K2NAN, WA4AA, KB3PGU, K4VCM, W4FOA and KI4MPK -  will
         be active as N4R from Folly Island (NA-110) from about 23 UTC on  22
         September until sometime in the morning of the 29th. The group  will
         use 100 watt  transceivers and  plan to  be active  on 10-80  metres
         (SSB, CW  and digital  modes) and  6 metres  (SSB and  CW). QSL  via
         K4KWK, direct or bureau. [TNX WA4AA]
ZD9    - Brian, ZD9BCB is now expected to leave the SANAP weather station  at
         Gough Island (AF-030) around 14 September,  a couple of weeks  later
         than planned. According to his  QSL manager, Brian  is likely to  be
         found this Sunday on 14315  kHz at 17.30.  QSL SQ8AQD, direct  only.
         [TNX SQ8AQD]

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Ulli, DL2AH will be  active (on 40-10 metres SSB and  RTTY)
from Niue (ZK2)  from 29 September  to 12 October,  from the Chatham  Islands
(ZL7/DL2AH) on 16-30 October  and then  from Norfolk  Island (VK9ANH) on 1-14
November. [TNX DL2AH]

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

CQI-IRELAND CALLING --->  The Irish Radio Transmitters Society celebrates its
75th anniversary this  year and invites  all radio amateurs  to take part  in
CQIR - a once-off contest.  Anyone with 75 or more QSOs logged has the chance
to win a  free trip to  Ireland (travel and  accommodation included) for  two
people for one week. CQIR takes  place on 29-30 September from  12 UTC to  12
UTC. Rules at http://www.irts.ie/cgi/cqir.cgi [TNX EI5DI]

ROCKALL 2008 ---> A team is  being assebled for another attempt at  operating
from Rockall (EU-189) for a couple  of days in  June 2008. Current  operators
include MM0NDX,  DD1MAT,  EC3ADC and  EC2ADN.  Further  information  will  be
available at http://eu189.bravehost.com/ [TNX 4X4-2238]

QSL RA1QKI/1 &  UA1QV/1 --->  Direct cards  for either  RA1QKI/1 and  UA1QV/1
should be sent to UA1QV's address:  Mike S. Koutjumov,  P.O. Box 23,  Vologda
160000, Russia.

QSL YC5XIP  ---> Fulvio,  I1WFF is  still able  to confirm  contacts made  by
Syafry, YC5XIP from the following IOTA groups:
OC-106   11, 12, 23, 24, 27 October 1997; 28 November 1997; 6 September 1998;
         23-25 October 1998
OC-107   5-11 April 2000
OC-109   2-4 October 1997, 30-31 October 1998, 1-2 November 1998
Please contact  Fulvio at  fulvio.i1wff@alice.it before  sending your  direct
request. [TNX I1WFF]

TU2/F5LDY ---> Jean-Luc, F5LDY is expected to  go QRT from Ivory Coast on  25
AUgust, after more than 20,000 QSOs.  On-line logs and pictures can be  found
at http://f5kee.free.fr/. QSL via F1CGN, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]

WRTC 2010  --->  The  selection  criteria  for  the  next  World  Radio  Team
Championship, to be held in Russia, can be found at http://www.wrtc.info/

+ SILENT KEY + Sigi Kleine, DL3AMA  passed away unexpectedly on 14 August  at
66 years of age. Please note that he was to be the QSL manager for the  27-31
August YW5AS IOTA operation from SA-051; the new QSL manager is DM4TI.


QSLs received  direct or  through managers:  1A4A, 3B7SP,  3B8/OM5RW,  3D2ER,
3XD2Z,  4A3IH,  4U1UN,  4W6AAV,  5B4AIF,   5H3EE,  5W0AA,  5W0NU,   5Z4/9A3A,
5Z4/IK4ALM, 5Z4DZ, 8R1K, 8S30JC, 9A2AA/p, 9J2BO,  AA4V (NA-110), BS7H,  C52T,
FR5ZU/T, FW5ZL,  HC7AE, HK1/AC8W,  HK1X, HR4/TI5KD,  J20RR, J8/W6JKV,  J88DR,
JD1BMM, JW0HU, K1VSJ  (NA-046), KH8/AI4VU, KH8/K6SRZ,  LU8XW, N2US  (NA-083),
PZ5RA, R1FJ,  RK2FWA, RU1A,  S21XA, S53EO,  S92FM, SM6EQO/p  (EU-043),  ST2R,
SU9HP, T77GO,  TF9AFX,  TI5N, TR8CA,  V26HS,  V31LZ,  V44KAI,  V85SS,  V8ASV,



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