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29 September 2007                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 856
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3C     - The  website  for  the  5-14  October  DXpedition  to  Bioko  Island
         (AF-010),  Equatorial   Guinea  [425DXN   849]  can   be  found   at
         http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/ea5yn/3c7y.htm.   The   team
         will run three stations (one for  SSB, one for CW  and one for  RTTY
         and 6 metres) with two amplifiers, yagis for 10, 15 and 20 metres, a
         5-element yagi for 6m, a rotative dipole for 40m and dipoles for the
         other bands. QSL via EA5BYP.
5R     - Willi, DJ7RJ will  be active again  as 5R8RJ from  Nosy Be  (AF-057)
         from 26 September to 26 October. Expect activity on 160-10 metres CW
         and SSB. QSL via home call. [TNX DJ7RJ]
EA6    - Javi, LU5FF reports he  will be active  as EA6/LU5FF from  Mallorca,
         Balearic Islands (EU-004) until 16 November. He will operate CW  and
         SSB on 30-10 metres. QSL via EA7FTR.
EL     - The 5L2MS team members [425DXN 849]  have received their  individual
         callsigns: EL2AK (Arie/PA3A),  EL2AG (Ad/PA8AD), EL2AN  (Arie/PA3AN)
         and EL2AO  (Henk/PA3AWW). The  expedition will  take place  on  3-24
         October. Their goals are  to activate Liberia  on 160-10 metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY, to raise  funds for a  charity project in  cooperation
         with   Mercy  Ships, and  to   support  the  Liberia  Radio  Amateur
         Association (LRAA) with equipment. Bookmark www.liberia2007.com  for
         further information, updates and on-line logs. QSL via PA3AWW.
FM     - FM5LD is  the  callsign  issued  to  Philippe,  F8EFU,  who  is  now
         stationed on Martinique  (NA-107). For  the time  being he  operates
         mainly CW on 30 metres, using 50 watts into a wire which he hopes to
         replace with a  new antenna  as soon  as possibile.  QSL via  FM5LD,
         direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
FO     - Hiro, JI1JKW will operate as FO/JI1JKW from Raiatea (OC-067), French
         Polynesia from 30  Septenber to  4 October.  He plans  to be  active
         holiday style on 40-6 metres SSB  and CW. QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX JE1LFX]
H40    - Mike, KM9D and Jan, KF4TUG are now going to Tikopia Island (OC-178),
         Temotu Province. They will be active as H40MY, but "their  estimated
         time of arrival, length of stay  and operating plans are unknown  at
         this time". [TNX The Daily DX]
HR     - The announced  23-28  September multi-operator  activity  from  Swan
         Island (NA-035)  was cancelled  [425DXN 855],  but Javier,  HR2J  is
         still determined to go and operate from this rare IOTA group. He now
         hopes to reach the island by a Navy ship, while the return trip will
         be by  an  Air  Force  plane.  Javier  will  be  running  a  one-man
         expedition from 7 October to 8  November, and he expects to  operate
         barefoot as HQ8R on all bands for at least four hours a day. Further
         information can be found on qrz.com under HQ8R. QSL direct to HR2J.
HV     - Francesco, IK0FVC has  been authorized  to use  a special  callsign,
         HV50VR (where  VR  stands  for  Vatican  Radio),  to  celebrate  the
         fiftieth anniversary of  the opening of  the Vatican's  broadcasting
         centre at Santa Maria di  Galeria. Activity on  all bands and  modes
         will start on 27 September,  and the special  callsign will be  used
         also during the main contests. QSL via IW0GPN (direct); logs will be
         uploaded to LoTW.
         Francesco has been also authorized to set up a new station with  the
         callsign HV6SP. QSL via  IK0FVC (direct), logs  will be uploaded  to
         LoTW. [TNX I0JBL]
I      - ARI Ivrea  is  active  as  IU1ARI through  the  end  of  October  to
         celebrate the  80th  anniversary of  the  Associazione  Radioamatori
         Italiani. QSL via IQ1IV, bureau or direct. [TNX IK1SOW]
JA     - Look for JH0IEW/6 to operate from the Daito Islands (AS-047) from 28
         September to  9  October.  He will  be  active  from  two  different
         islands, namely Minami-Daito (JIIA AS-047-002, until 2 October)  and
         Kita-Daito (AS-047-001) QSL  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
SM     - Tom, DL2RTK will be signing SD7T (instead of SE7TK) during the  6-13
         October activity from  Ven Island (EU-137)  [425DXN 855]. The  other
         operators  are  Fred/SM7DAY  (SM7DAY/7),  Frank/DL2SWW  (SD7W),  and
         Ric/DL2VFR (SD7V).  On 6  October they  will be  QRV with  only  one
         antenna and possibly low power, as  the QTH they have chosen  (close
         to Hakens Fyr, ARLHS SWE-168) will be available on the 7th. QSL  via
         home calls, bureau preferred. [TNX DL2VFR]
SV5    - Look for Ermanno, SV0XAN/5 to be  active from the islands of  Lipsi,
         Agathonisi and Arkoi (Dodecanese, EU-001) on  2-20 October. QSL  via
         IK2WZD. [TNX IZ2ABN]
T30    - Toshi, JA8BMK has arrived on Tarawa, West Kiribati and is now active
         as T30XX [425DXN  855]. The  Daily DX  reports that  he will  remain
         there "for about three weeks before heading over to Central Kiribati
         (T31)". QSL via JA8UWT.
VE     - Brent, VY2HF (ex-VE1JH)  and Ken, VE3HLS  on Miscou Island  (NA-068)
         from 28  September to  5 October.  They plan  to operate  as  either
         VY2HF/VE9 or VE3HLS/VE9 on 6 metres, SSB and CW. [TNX F5NQL]
VK     - Christoph, DK2CRN  (VK2AMB)  and George,  DL1ECG  (VK2ALU)  will  be
         active from  Australia  on 9-27  October.  They plan  to  visit  and
         operate holiday style from Fraser Island (VK4, OC-142), Heron Island
         (OC-142), Hamilton  Island  (VK4,  OC-160)  and  Dunk  Island  (VK4,
         OC-171) between 16  and 26 October.  QSL via home  calls, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX DL1ECG]
W      - Look for  K1AN/p to  operate QRP  CW (14040-14060  kHz) from  Pomham
         Rocks  Lighthouse  (ARLHS  USA-643)   and  Sabin  Point   Lighthouse
         (ARLHS-715), Rhode Island on 6 October,  from 15 to 19 UTC. QSL  via
         W1AL. [TNX W1AL]
W      - The W5-National Wildlife Refuge ARC will  operate from the  Hagerman
         National Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/
         texas/hagerman/index.html)  on   12-14   October.   This   operation
         coincides with the National Wildlife Refuge  Week and is in  support
         of the KP1-5  Project and the  US national  wildlife refuge  system.
         Look  for  W5NWR  on  SSB,  CW,  RTTY  and  PSK  on  frequencies  of
         opportunity. QSL via  NA5U. Other  stations will  be operating  from
         wildlife refuges across the nation. Look for additional  information
         on this operation and  other on www.pilgrimriver.com/nwr2007/.  [TNX

CQ WW DX RTTY CONTEST --->  The  following  stations  have   announced  their
participation in this year's event (29-30 September):
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     DXCC                 QSL VIA
07     HR2/K2BB      SO           Honduras             K2BB
07     HR2/LT0E      SOAB         Honduras             HQ2LAS
07     HR2DMR        SOSB 20m LP  Honduras             HR2DMR
08     8P6DR         SO           Barbados             G3RWL
08     HI3T          SO LP        Dominican Republic   ON4IQ
08     KP2/AH8DX     SO           US Virgin Islands    AH8DX
08     KP2/NP3D      M/?          US Virgin Islands    W3HNK
08     ZF2DF         M/2          Cayman Isls          W4YCH
13     CX1CCC        M/?          Uruguay              EA5KB
14     HB0/DF4OR     M/S          Liechtenstein        DF4OR
14     LX7I          M/2          Luxembourg
15     4O3A          M/M          Montenegro
15     OF2AG         M/?          Finland
15     OH0Z          SOAB         Aland Islands        W0MM
15     T77CD         SO           San Marino           I0MWI
16     UU7J          M/?          Ukraine              UU0JM
20     4X2Z          M/S          Israel               4X6UU
20     J49XB         SOSB 15m     Crete                DJ9XB
21     4K8F          SO           Azerbaijan           4K8F
33     AO8X          SOAB HP      Canary Islands       EA8AUW
33     CT9L          M/?          Madeira              DJ6QT
35     D4C           M/S          Cape Verde
40     TF4M          M/2 or M/S   Iceland              TF4M
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operations  listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at  http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2007.html - good contest to you

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B7C ---> 3B7C closed down at 03:31 UTC  on 25 September, one day later  than
originally planned. The on-line log has  been updated to include all QSOs  up
to QRT time. There are now 135,718 QSOs in the log (50888 SSB, 78411 CW, 6419
RTTY). Band breakdowns  are: 10m 7499,  12m 8810, 15m  18773, 17m 20605,  20m
30887, 30m 13385, 40m  19613, 80m 13227,  160m 2919. "When  I get the  actual
logs from the logging PCs in a few  days time", John, G3WGV says, "then  I'll
be able to publish on-line logs based on those".

A52VE ---> Nao, JA1HGY reports that Kunio Saito, A52VE (JA8VE) went QRT on  3
September and returned to Japan because  of health problems. He was  expected
to remain in Bhutan until March 2009.

INDEXA --->   The International DX  Association, INDEXA (www.indexa.org)  has
announced the results of its 2007-08 election:
President:           Gary Dixon, K4MQG
Vice President:      John Scott, K8YC
Secretary-Treasurer: Bill Jennings, W4UNP
Directors: Nellie De Lazard/XE1CI, Bob  Allphin/K4UEE, Lynn Lamb/W4NL,  Franz
Langner/DJ9ZB, Carl Smith/N4AA, Richard Grant/W9RG. [TNX K8YC]

OD5NJ-10 ---> Gaby, OD5NJ reports that  on 21 September,  thanks to the  help
offered by OD5NA and OD5RW, he was the first station in the Middle East to go
mobile on a Bike Shopper Honda using APRS as OD5NJ-10. Search for OD5NJ-10 on

OJ0B ---> OJ0B went QRT at  14 UTC on 23 September.  This completed the  2007
OJ0B Market Reef operations, bringing the  total to 30,000 QSOs. Once  again,
if you are a stamp  collector or wish  to receive your  QSL card with  unique
Market Reef  stamps, you  may send  an SASE  with 7  Euros (10  USD) as  your
postage/donation      to      the       Finnish      Lighthouse       Society
(http://www.lighthousesociety.fi/eng/) via QSL manager OH2BH. [TNX OH2BN]

QSL 9Q1TB & 9Q1EK ---> John,  SM5DJZ  has  replaced  the  late  SM5DQC as QSL
manager  for  both  9Q1TB and  9Q1EK.  Direct cards should  be  sent  to  Jan
Hallenberg,  Vassunda  Andersberg, SE-741 91  Knivsta, Sweden.  Logs will  be
available on www.logsearch.de and will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX SM5DJZ]

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                         *******  QSL INFO  ********
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B7C        G3NUG       FT5XM       pirate      SG5W        SM5IMO
3D2WW       JA8UWT      GB2TX       G0GFQ       SG5X        SM5AQD
3Z0CW       SP1DPA      HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      SI5P        AI5P
3Z80KKK     SP9PKZ      IB0/IQ0VL   IK0WHN      SI7T        SM7LZQ
4K5D        K2PF        II0ERN      IZ0DIB      SL0W        SM0AJU
4L1QX       RW6HS       IR4OS       IZ4HWA      SU8BHI      HA3JB
5B8AD       W3HNK       IY1SP/IP1   I1SAF       SV5/SM8C    SM0CMH
5R8FL       G3SWH       J49XB       DJ9XB       T30XX       JA8UWT
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      J6/DJ7ZG    DL7AFS      T80W        JM1LJS
6Y1LZ       K1LZ        J6/DL2ZAE   DL7AFS      T99D        DJ2MX
6Y1V        OH3RB       J6/DL7AFS   DL7AFS      TF/G3SXW    G3SXW
7S100ALA    SK7CN       JW5X        LA5X        TF/G4IRN    G4IRN
8P6DR       G3RWL       JW7XK       LA7XK       TI4CF       W3HNK
8Q7GS       IZ7ATN      JW9DL       LA9DL       TM2OOT      F5PTI
8S0C        SM0MPV      K3B         WX3B        TM5ECL      F6KWP
9H20        PB9ZR       K6O         KB9CR       TU5JD       IK2IQD
9H3S        PA3HGP      K6P         KM6HB       UE1SNA/3    RA1QQ
9H3WC       G3VCQ       KL7OU       NI5DX       UE3LDS      RV3LO
9H3WX       PA5W        KP2/NP3D    W3HNK       UE3YGA/P    RV3YR
9H3WY       PD5W        LN3Z        LA9VDA      UE6FFF/M    RK6FZ
9M6BRC      9M6TW       LZ170VL     LZ1KZA      UE6GSK      RW6HS
9M6XRO      M5AAV       LZ50DX      LZ1AF       VK1ANU/5    JO2SLZ
9N7BN       JH1NBN      N4R         K4KWK       VK9WWI      HA7RY
9U0A        DL7DF       OD5NF       HB9CRV      VP8CXV      GM0TQJ
A41KJ       NI5DX       OD5PL       HB9CRV      VY0ICE/VE2  VE2TKH
A62ER       IZ8CLM      OF1N        OH1BOI      W6H         KY5Q
A71CT       EA7FTR      OH0X        OH2TA       W6K         AE5MH
A71EM       EA7FTR      OH0Z        W0MM        W6O         K0DEW
AM3MM       EA3MM       OJ0B        OH2BH       W6P         KG0KP
AT60MY      VU2NRO      OL5DIG      OK1AR       YB9AQH      PA0HOP
C91R        CT1BXT      ON47FOUGA   ON6KN       YU07HST     YU1FJK
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      ON63POL     ON3CYV      Z360M       Z37M
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       OR1Z        ON6IX       Z36A        DJ0LZ
D2NX        JH7FQK      OV3X        OZ8AE       ZB2X        OH2KI
DR80AMA     DK3DM       P29VCX      SM6CVX      ZD7X        W0MM
EI75IRTS    EI6HB       PP5/DJ4CW   AI4U        ZF2BO       W6BO
EM65MG      UR4MWA      R100IF      RW4HB       ZF2DF       W4YCH
EO1100R     UR4RZU      R35NP       RW1AI       ZF2JD       W6JND
EP3PK       IK2DUW      R3K         RN3DK       ZF2JO       W4JO
EW905B      EW2EO       R41WP       RA3LBA      ZF2LH       W6OMF
EY8MM       K1BV        R450KC      UA6EM       ZF2MH       K6SUE
FO5RU       F5CQ        RA9LI/FJL   UA9LP       ZW2IARU     PT2AA

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                         *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4O1A    Gojko Mitrovic, Crnojevia 4, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
DL5ME   Mario Borstel, Zur Tonkuhle 57, D-39130 Magdeburg, Germany
DL7DF   Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany
EA1APV  Marcos Suarez Fernandez, P.O. Box 90, 33080 Oviedo, Spain
F5CQ    Rafik Djandji, Les Revergis, F-35360 La Chapelle du Lou, France
FM5LD   Philippe Schlegel, Caserne Redoute - BP 616, 97261 Fort de France,
        Martinique, France
G3NUG   Neville Cheadle, Lower Withers Barns, Middleton on the Hill,
        Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0HY, UK
IQ0QP   P.O. Box 81, 09047 Selargius - CA, Italy
IW0GPN  Alessandro Carletti, Via Morlupo 81, 00060 Capena - RM, Italy
JA8UWT  Kimiko Saitoh, 4-16-2-22 Kamui, Asahikawa-City, Hokkaido 070-8014,
SM6CVX  Hans Olof Hjelmstrom, Kalltorpsv. 2, 543 35 Tibro, Sweden
VE2TKH  Steve Toupin, 110 Chemin de la Baie, St-Boniface, QC G0X 2L0, Canada
Z35M    Vladimir Kovaceski, Sava Kovacevic 47 G / 55, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia


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