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6 October 2007                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 857
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4U1    - 4U50SPACE was  active from  the United  Nations  HQ (4U1UN)  on  4-5
         October (but the  station on 30  metres at  around 23.30  UTC was  a
         pirate). This special  callsign celebrates the  50th anniversary  of
         the launch of the Sputnik, and  can be used  during the World  Space
         Week (4-10 October). QSL via HB9BOU. [TNX The Daily DX]
5X     - Arik, EK6DO (ex  YI/EK6DO and  5H3AA) is  now active  as 5X1AB  from
         Kampala, Uganda. QSL via K6EID. [TNX K6EID]
5Z     - Miki, YT1CS  expects  to  operate mainly  SSB  on  10-80  metres  as
         5Z4/YT1CS from Kenya starting on 6  October, presumably through  the
         end of the month. He intends  to be active  from IOTA group  AF-067.
         QSL via home call. [TNX YT1HA]
6W     - Albert, F5VHJ will be active as 6W1RY from Senegal on 22-28 October,
         including an entry in the CQ WW  DX SSB Contest. QSL via home  call.
         [TNX F5VHJ]
6Y     - Rick, N0NJY/6Y5 and JoAnne, KB0IRW/6Y5 will be active holiday  style
         from Jamaica on  12-14 October.  Expect them  to operate  SSB on  20
         metres between 17 and 21 UTC. QSL  via home calls. They have a  blog
         at http://jamaicadxpedition2007.blogspot.com/ [TNX N0NJY]
8Q7    - Claudio, HB9OAU reports he will operate holiday style as 8Q7AU  from
         Dhonveli Island, Maldives (AS-013) from 29 October to 10 November.
CE     - Roberto, YV5IAL will be active QRP as CE2/YV5IAL from Chile on 15-21
         October. He  plans to operate PSK31 daily on 14070.15 (from 22 to 00

         UTC) and ocasionally  on 10, 15  and 40 metres.  QSL via home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX YV5GRB]
CT     - Arlindo, CT1EGW  will be  active as  CT7EPO  on 19-21  October.  The
         special callsign celebrates the Gold Jubilee of the JOTA Scout event
         (EPO stands for Escoteiros de Portugal).  QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX CT1EGW]
E5     - Bill, N7OU will be active as  E51NOU from Rarotonga (OC-013),  South
         Cook Islands  from 8  October to  3  November, including  a  "casual
         effort" in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  He plans to run low power  and
         to operate mostly CW on 80-10 metres. During weekdays operating will
         be limited to his spare time. QSL via N7OU. [TNX NG3K]
EI     - On 17  October  1907 Guglielmo  Marconi  sent his  first  commercial
         message from the station at Clifden, Ireland. In celebration of this
         historic event, members of the Galway Radio Experimenters Club  will
         be running a special  event station on  13-17 October from  Clifden.
         The callsign EI100MFT has been issued  for the event, MFT being  the
         last callsign used on the original station. [TNX VA3RJ]
FO0    - The French authorities have granted the landing permit to TX5C,  the
         Clipperton 2008  DXpedition  [425DXN  839].  Departure  date  is  28
         February, arriving  on  Clipperton around  4  March.  Plans  are  to
         operate 12-14 days depending on  conditions, with 100,000+  contacts
         as a  goal. The  current roster  includes N6OX,  N7CQQ, K4SV,  N2WB,
         N6HC, W8AEF, WA1S,  K6SGH, K3VN, VE7VR,  F5AHO, F5PAC, AD6E,  VA7DX,
         F6BFH, F5JY, F8FDN, FM5CD and F6FVY. The web site for the expedition
         is at www.clipperton2008.org
G      - Mick, G3LIK reports  he will be   active as GB4RN on 1-21  November,
         which will include the RNARS CW  Activity Contest on 17-18  November
         (rules at http://www.rnars.org.uk/RNARS_Contest_2007.htm).
HB9    - Special event station HB9SPACE will be active during the World Space
         Week (4-10 October)  from the Amateur  Radio Club at  the Swiss  Air
         Force Museum in Payerne, Switzerland. This is to celebrate the  50th
         anniversary of  the  launch  of  Sputnik  1,  the  first  human-made
         satellite. QSL via HB4FR (bureau).
HR     - Javier, HR2J  reports that  his announced  one-month HQ8R  operation
         from Swan Island (NA-035) [425DXN 856] has been cancelled. Read  the
         details on qrz.com under HQ8R.
JA     - Look for JF6OID/6, JF6TPI/6, JK6IJE/6, JH6ATP/6  and JE6AUG/6 to  be
         active from Oki Island (AS-036, JIIA AS-036-006) on 6 October.  They
         will operate SSB  on the HF  bands. QSL  via home  calls, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
J5     - The F6KOP Team will be active  as J5C from Bubaque Island  (AF-020),
         Guinea Bissau  on  10-21 January  2008.  Fifteen  operators  (namely
         F2VX, F9IE, N2WB, N6OX and OE8KDK)  will be active on 160-10  metres
         SSB, CW, digital  modes, SSTV  and FM  with five  stations. QSL  via
         F5TVG, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AML]
OH0    - Hans, SM0BYD will operate  CW as OH0/SM0BYD  from the Aland  Islands
         (EU-002) for 24 hours during the weekend of 13-14 October. He  plans
         to be QRV on as many HF bands as  time permits, and on 6 metres,  if
         possibile. QSL via home call. [TNX SM0BYD]
PA     - Special  event  station  PA50JOTA  (www.scoutnet.nl/~jota)  will  be
         active on 17-31  October from  Nieuweroord to  celebrate the  Golden
         Jubilee of the Jamboree On The Air. QSL via PA3EFR. [TNX PA3EFR]
PA     - Special  event  callsign  PF30FRG  will  be  aired  in  December  to
         celebrate the 30th  anniversary of the  Frisian Radio Amateur  Group
         (FRAG) in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. QSL via PI4FRG. [TNX PE1OLM]
PZ     - The 4M5DX  Group is  organizing an  expedition  to take  place  from
         Suriname during the first half of  January. The multi-national  team
         will  include  Pedro/HK1X,  Diego/LU8ADX,  Olli/OH0XX,  Ramon/PZ5RA,
         Spiros/SV8CS,   Ramon/XE1KK,    Alex/YV5SSB,   Paquale/YV5KAJ    and
         Jose/YV5TX. They plan to have three stations active for ten days and
         to operate  as PZ5YV  on 160-6  metres CW,  SSB  and RTTY.  QSl  via
         IT9DAA, direct or  bureau. Financial assistance  is being sought  to
         help  offset  the  costs;  for  further  information  please   visit
         http://pz5yv.4m5dx.org/ [TNX IT9DAA]
S7     - Leo/IZ5FSA, Stefano/IW5DPF and Luca/I5IHE will  be active as  S79LL,
         S79SO and S79LC  from Praslin Island  (AF-024), Seychelles on  14-19
         October. QSL via home calls, direct only. [TNX IZ5FSA]
T31    - Toshi, JA8BMK has  cancelled his  trip to  Central Kiribati  [425DXN
         855] because  his amplifier  broke. He  left Tarawa,  West  Kiribati
         (T30XX) and is  currently in Fiji  (3D2WW) "for a  few days"  before
         returning home. [TNX The Daily DX]
T6     - John, KE6GFF will  be in  Afghanistan for  the third  time and  will
         operate from Kabul  as T6EE from  about 18 October  to 12  November.
         Look for him on or around 14210 kHz. QSL via home call (John Kountz,
         1065 van Dyke Dr., Laguna Beach,  CA 92651, USA). The QSL cards  for
         his past  activities (2004  and 2006)  are being  sent out,  "albeit
         slowly". [TNX KE6GFF]
T8     - Francesco, I2DMI reports he  will be active  holiday style as  T88RY
         from Koror (OC-009), Palau from 26 December through 1 January  2008.
         He will operate RTTY only on the HF bands and 6 metres. Depending on
         propagation, look for  him 3582, 7037,  14082, 21082, 28082,  10139,
         18102, 24922 and 50602 kHz, split  up 2 (or  2-10, depending on  the
         pile-up).      Logs       will      be       available       on-line
         (http://dx.qsl.net/cgi-bin/logform.cgi?t88ry) and  will be  uploaded
         to LoTW during  the second week  of January. QSL  via I2DMI.  Bureau
         cards will be sent out in March;  those who prefer to go direct  can
         mail their  requests to  Francesco Di  Michele, P.O.  Box 55,  22063
         Cantu' - CO, Italy.
UN     - UP50SAT will be  aired during the  month of  October from  Baykonur,
         Kazakhstan to  celebrate  the 50th  anniversary  of  the  launch  of
         Sputnik 1. The operators are UN7SW, UA9LAK/UN, UN7FW, EU1FC,  RV3AR,
         RN3ADS and RU3AWD. QSL via RV3AR, bureau preferred.
V4     - Scott, NE1RD will  operate as V4/NE1RD  from St.  Kitts (NA-104)  on
         24-31 October, CQ  WW DX SSB  Contest included. QSL  via home  call,
         direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Further information
         can be found at http://dxpedition-v4.com [TNX NG3K]
VE     - Igor/VE3ZF, Ken/VE3FDX,  Bill/K5YG,  Travis/W5GED,  John/VA2MCJ  and
         Eugene/N2AA will be  active from  Orleans Island  (NA-128) on  18-21
         October. They will  be signing VE3ZF/2  (CW and  SSB) and  W5GED/VE2
         (RTTY and  PSK), while  during the  W/VE  Islands QSO  Party  (20-21
         October) the callsign will be VE2IDX.  QSL VE2IDX via VE3ZF,  others
         via   home   call.   The   website   for   the   operation   is   at
         http://www.ve2z.com/ [TNX VE3ZF]
VE     - Igor/VE3ZF, Ken/VE3FDX,  Bill/K5YG,  Travis/W5GED,  John/VA2MCJ  and
         Eugene/N2AA will  be active  from Port  Cartier  (Zone 2)  on  24-28
         October. They  will be  signing VE8DX/2  (CW and  SSB) and  K5YG/VE2
         (RTTY and PSK), while during the  CQ WW DX SSB Contest the  callsign
         will be VE2Z. QSL VE2Z via VE3ZF, QSL VE8DX/2 via N5FG, QSL K5YG/VE2
         via   home   call.   The   website   for   the   operation   is   at
         http://www.ve2z.com/ [TNX VE3ZF]
VE     - Noel, VE2BR and Gregg, VE3ZZ will  participate in the  CQ WW DX  SSB
         Contest as VC2Z from Mercier, Quebec  (Zone 5). QSL via VE2BR.  [TNX
VK9L   - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as VK9GLX from Lord Howe Island (OC-004)
         on 19-22 October. He plans to  operate CW, SSB and digital modes  on
         40, 30 and  20 metres. QSL  via JA1XGI (direct  or bureau) or  W8XGI
         (direct only). [TNX W1AW]
VP5    - Bob, K0OK and Dale, KB7UB, will be active as VP5/K0OK and  VP5/KB7UB
         from Providenciales  (NA-002),  Turks and  Caicos  Islands  on  6-11
         December. Look for activity on 6 through 160 metres CW and SSB. They
         will be operating in the ARRL  10 Meter Contest  as VP5E (K0OK)  and
         VP5UB (KB7UB). QSL via home calls. Online logs will be available  at
         http://www.dxer.com/dxlogs/; all QSOs will be uploaded to LOTW. [TNX
VP6D   - The VP6DX  team (Ducie  Island, February  2008) is  still very  busy
         preparing the  equipment for  a shipment  in November.  The  current
         roster includes DL3DXX, DL6FBL, DL6LAU,  DL8LAS, ES5TV, K3NA,  N5IA,
         RA3AUU, SP3DOI, SP5XVY, SV1JG, UA3AB and WA6CDR. Donations are being
         sought, as the team is  still needing about  US$ 50,000. Details  on
         how to contribute  and updates  on the  expedition can  be found  at
W      - N3A will be  operated through the  end of October  to celebrate  the
         third anniversary of the North American  QRP CW Club. QSL via  WY3H.
         Further information at http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel/ [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Special  event  station  W3B  will  operate  from  the   Blackistone
         Lighthouse on St. Clements Island (USI MD-028R, not IOTA) from 14 to
         20 UTC on 13 October. Operation will cover 40, 20 and 17 metres SSB.
         QSL via KA3UNQ (see QSLling instructions at qrz.com). [TNX KA3UNQ]
YB     - Hans, PA0HOP/YB9AQH [425DXN  852] reports  he will  operate CW  only
         until 27 October. Look for him mainly around 14020 and 18071 kHz. He
         is on Bali Island (OC-022). QSL via PA0HOP, direct or bureau.
YV     - The Radio Club Venezolano  will be active  as YW3AJ from  Portuguesa
         State (FJ59mp) on 11-14 October. Four stations will be active around
         the clock on 160-6 metres  all modes, plus  VHF/UHF. QSL via  YV5AJ,
         direct  or  bureau.   Full  information  on   the  Diploma   Estados
         Venezolanos   (Venezuelan   States   Award)   can   be   found    at
         http://radioclubvenezolano.org/concurso.htm [TNX YV5AJ]
YV     - A group of five YL operators from Venezuela (namely YY4LCG,  YY4AND,
         YY5EVA, YY4CVI  and YY5ALO)  will be  active as  YW6YL from  Chimana
         Grande (SA-090) on 12-16 December. QSL  via IT9DAA. The website  for
         the operation is at http://yw6yl.4m5dx.org/ [TNX 4X4-2238]

SOUTH AMERICA  TOUR --->  Andrea, IK1PMR  and Claudia,  IZ1GLO/K2LEO will  be
touring South America between early November and early December. They plan to
take part in the  major CW/RTTY contests,  with CW/RTTY on  the WARC and  low
bands on week-days. Their tentative schedule is the following:
10-11 November   WAE RTTY: CW2C (multi) or K2LEO/CX & IK1PMR/CX
17-18 November   LZ DX: IK1PMR/LU & K2LEO/LU (requested)
24-25 November   CQWW CW: ZP0R (op IK1PMR); ZP6/IZ1GLO RTTY operations
01-02 December   ARRL 160m: ZP0R (op IK1PMR); TARA RTTY: ZP6/IZ1GLO
08-09 December   ARRL 10m: CW2C (multi) or IK1PMR/CX & K2LEO/CX
Updates will be posted on www.ik1pmr.com,  as they will have Internet  access
from all locations. [TNX IK1PMR]

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

HS0ZHR ---> Eric, SM1TDE/HS0ZHR reports he is  back in Sweden, as he has  had
to leave Thailand much earlier than planned [425DXN 854].

QSL EA6/LU5FF ---> The  correct QSL route  is via home  call, LU5FF (not  via

QSL UE0LAA ---> Vlado, UA0LCZ reports  that he has  received the blank  cards
for UE0LAA (Chikhachev Island, 1-6 August 2007) from the printer. QSL  direct
(Vladimir Miroshnichenko, P.O. Box 41-21, Vladivostok-41, 690041, Russia)  or

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)

+ SILENT KEYS  + The Daily DX reports that Dimitar Terziev, LZ5AZ, one of the
founding members of the World Wide Young Contesters (WWYC), passed away at 23
years of  age. Other  recently reported  silent keys  include Ukrainian  DXer
Alexsandr Kuznetsov,  UY5EG  and Spanish  EME  enthusiast  Jose  Maria  Prat,


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0KM, 3B7SP, 3B8CF, 3D2ER,  4A3IH,
4L1MA, 4N6FZ, 5B4AIF,  5N6EAM, 5Z4RT,  6F75A, 6W2SC,  7U5CI (AF-104),  7X4AN,
7Z1HL, 9M6XRO, A25OOK,  A61Q/p, BS7H,  C6AXD, C98GLO  (AF-072), CN2BC,  CS6V,
CU2M, CU3ABR,  CU7/DL5AXX, DP0GVN,  E51QMA (OC-080),  EJ2MT (EU-121),  EK3GM,
HD2A, HH2FYD, HI0C (NA-122), HI3CCP, HP2/CX2AM (NA-170), HP3EFS, HR1LW, HV0A,
OJ0VR, OX/PA3EXX/P  (NA-243),  OX2A, P33W,  P3A,  P41USA,  PJ2/KA9FOX,  PJ2G,
(EU-185), UE1RFF/1 (EU-102),  UN7JX, UN9PQ, UP0F,  V31M, V63JJ, V63M,  V73NS,
V73Y, VE1AWP/1  (NA-126),  VO1PJN,  VP2ETL,  VP2MRM,  VP5DX,  VP8CQS,  VQ9LA,


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