425 DX News issue #867

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15 December 2007                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 867
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5B     - On 1 January 2008 the  official currency of  the Republic of  Cyprus
         will change from  the Cyprus Pound  to the Euro.  To celebrate  this
         historic event, members of the Pafos District of the Cyprus  Amateur
         Radio Society  will  use the  call  C4EURO throughout  2008.  Expect
         activity on the HF and VHF bands, SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via
         5B4AGC. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
CT3    - Luis, CT3EE will  be active again,  mainly on 20  and 40 metres,  as
         CT9EPC on 22-28  December. This is  a special callsign  for the  EPC
         (European PSK Club, http://eu.srars.org/) members on Madeira Island.
         QSL direct to CT3EE. [TNX MM0DFV]
FO_mar - Jouko/OH1RX, Pertti/OH2PM, Veijo/OH6KN and Juha/OH8NC will be active
         from Nuku Hiva,  Marquesas Islands  (OC-027) on  9-22 January.  They
         plan to have  up to  three stations  running and  to concentrate  on
         160-30 metres. Suggested  frequencies are: 1822,  3502, 3523,  7008,
         7023, 10108, 14008, 14023, 18068, 21008, 21023, 24898 and 28008  kHz
         (CW); 1845, 3790,  7050, 19195, 18145,  21295, 24945  and 28495  kHz
         (SSB); 14080, 21080 and 28070 kHz  (RTTY). QSL via OH2PM, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX OH2PM]
HI     - Simone, IZ5JNQ  reports  he  will  be  active  from  Santo  Domingo,
         Dominican Republic  on 8-26  January. He  plans to  operate SSB  and
         digital modes on 10, 15 and 20 metres. QSL via home call.
I      - Special callsign II4TRI will be  aired on all  bands and modes  from
         Reggio Emilia on 5-20 January, to celebrate the 211th anniversary of
         the first Italian tricolour flag. QSL via IK4SWX, direct or  bureau.
         [TNX IK4MSV]
LU_so  - LU1ZA (operator Raul) is active from  the Argentine base Orcadas  on
         Laurie Island,  South  Orkneys (AN-008).  He  can be  found  on  the
         Antarctic DX Net  between 23  and 2  UTC on  +/- 7093  kHz. QSL  via
         LU4DXU. [TNX F5PFP]
LZ     - The Balkan  Contest Club  will operate  as  LZ130LO from  1  January
         through 31 March to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the end  of
         the Russo-Turkish War, which established  Bulgaria as an  autonomous
         principality. QSL via LZ1KZA. Information on the relevant award  can
         be found at qrz.com under LZ130LO. [TNX LZ1ZF]
OZ     - OZ7AEI, OZ5FM  and  naybe  others  will  be  active  from  the  four
         lighthouses as Aggertange on Vendsyssel/Thy (EU-171) on 15 December.
         They plan to operate on  20 and 40  metres (schedule information  at
         http://oz7aei.qrz.dk/). QSL via home calls,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
P4     - Marty, W2CG will  be active as  P40CG from Aruba  (SA-036) on  17-31
         December. He plans  to operate during  his evenings  (00-05 UTC)  on
         10-80 metres CW, SSB and maybe some RTTY. QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX W2CG]
PZ     - The PZ5YV expedition to Paramaribo, Suriname, organized by the 4M5DX
         Group [425DXN 857],  is planned  to take  place on  5-11 January.  A
         multi-national team of operators hosted by Ramon/PZ5RA  (Olli/OH0XX,
         Spiros/SV8CS,  Alex/YV5SSB,  Jose/YV5TX,  Juan/EA8CAC,  Ramon/XE1KK,
         Diego/LU8ADX) is expected  to have  three stations  active on  160-6
         metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via IT9DAA, direct or  bureau.
         Logs will  be  uploaded to  LoTW.  Complete  information,  including
         suggested  frequencies   and  on-line   logs,   can  be   found   at
T8     - Kazu, JA0VSH  and  his  wife Miyuki,  JG0PBJ  will  be  active  from
         Pohnpei, Micronesia (OC-010)  from 28  December to  3 January.  They
         will operate V63KZ (Kazu), V63MP (Miyuki) and V63BBQ (club call)  on
         160-10 metres  CW  and SSB.  All  QSLs direct  to  JA0VSH  (Kazuhide
         Maruyama, 1-25-49 Iruma, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004, Japan). [TNX JA1ELY]
V4     - Mike/W1USN, Bob/AA1M and Scott/W1SSR will be  active from St.  Kitts
         (NA-104) from 28 February to 7  March. They plan to operate CW,  SSB
         and PSK on 160-10 metres . QSL via home calls. [TNX AA1M]
VE     - Hisato,  JA1DOT  (ex-7K1WLE)  will  be  active  as  VY0/JA1DOT  from
         Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island (NA-009) on 18-27 December. He plans
         to operate CW, SSB and RTTY  with 500 watts and a vertical  antenna,
         and to concentrate  on the low  bands. QSL via  home call. [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
VE     - Igor, VE3ZF will be  active as VE2IDX  from Orleans Island  (NA-128,
         CISA QC-007) on 28-29 December during the RAC Canada Winter Contest.
         Before and  after  contest he  will  be signing  VE3ZF/2.  His  main
         frequencies will be  14260 kHz (daytime)  and 3795/7260 kHz  (during
         the night). QSL via home call. [TNX VE3ZF]
YV     - The Grupo DX Caracas  organizes an operation  from Mount Roraima  to
         take place  in the  second half  od  December. Mount  Roraima  (2810
         metres a.s.l.)  marks  the border  between  Venezuela, Brazil    and
         Guyana. Special station  YW6R will  be active for a  few days on  HF
         and VHF  from  the triple  border  point on  the  summit.   QSL  via
         operator's instructions. [TNX YV5EED]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest  issue (November 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).

BS7H &  ZL8R --->  The BS7H  (Scarborough Reef  2007,  58 minutes)  and  ZL8R
(Kermadec Islands 2006, 46 minutes) videos,  produced by James Brooks,  9V1YC
are finished; purchase information can be found at http://www.dxvideos.com/

CQ DX  MARATHON  ---> The  CQ  DX  Marathon is  a  year-long  DX  hunt,  with
participants competing to see who can  work the greatest number of  countries
("entities") and CQ zones over the course of a full year, then starting again
at zero at the beginning  of  the  next year. This  year's Marathon began  at
00.00 UTC on 1 January and  will end at 23.59 UTC on  31 December. It is  now
time to start  gathering your country  and zone  contacts made  in 2007,  and
enter  them  onto  the  official  DX   Marathon  score  sheet  available   at
http://www.dxmarathon.com. All  logs  must be  submitted  no  later  than  31
January 2008. The 2008 Marathon will  start at 00.00 UTC  on 1 January.  [TNX

CROATIAN CW CONTEST ---> Hrvatski Radioamaterski Savez, the Croatian  Amateur
Radio Association, invites radioamateurs all over the world to participate in
12th Croatian CW Contest on 15-16 December (from 14 UTC to 14 UTC).  Complete
details can be found at http://www.9acw.org [TNX 9A6XX]

LOGS ---> On-line logs and pictures  of Yannick, HH2FYD (F6FYD) can be  found
on      the      Clipperton       DX      Club's       web      site       at
http://www.cdxc.org/dxp/2007-HH2FYD/hh2fyd-fr.htm [TNX F5NQL]

LOGS:   On-line  logs for CW2C  (WAE RTTY +  ARRL 10m), IK1PMR/CX,  K2LEO/CX,
LU/IK1PMR, ZP0R (CQWW  CW + TARA  Melee), ZP6/IK1PMR and  ZP6/IZ1GLO are  now
available at http://www.ik1pmr.com/logs/.  The QSL cards  will be printed  in
January. [TNX IK1PMR]

NEW AWARD ---> The "World Lakes Award" will soon be available from Paco  Gil,
EA5OL. Information can be found at http://worldlakes.info [TNX EA5OL]

QSL VIA W3HNK ---> Effective immediately,  Joe Arcure, W3HNK  is the new  QSL
manager for the  following calls: J3/N0VD,  KE9KD, N0VD, PJ2/N0VD,  PJ4/N0VD,
VP5/N0VD and VP5D. Kelly,  N0VD still has  a handful of  direct QSLs that  he
will be replying to shortly. If  you have sent a bureau card  for any of  the
above calls, it will be forwarded to Joe and you should have a reply back  to
your bureau soon. [TNX N0VD]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include:
Franklin J. Phillips, AB5J         William D. Snyder, W0LHS
Derek Wintle, GU4GG                William A. Kuning, W3BY
John M. Fisher, K2JF               Diehl Martin, W4TI
Roger Bowe, LX1BI                  Chuck Bailey, W7YU
Antoni Czech, SP9ERV               Dan Umberger, Sr., W8ZCQ
Wolf Baron, TI2BY                  T.K.S. Sidey, ZL4AZ


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B7C, 3B8CF, 3D2WW, 3DA0VB, 3DA0VM,
4L0B, 4O3A,  4S7HIG,  5H1BC (AF-032),  5H3VMB,  5H3VMB/3  (AF-075),  5H3VMB/5
(AF-074),  5N8NDP,  5R8RJ,  5X1NH,  5X1VB,  5Z4/UA4WHX  (AF-040),  5Z4/UA4WHX
(AF-067), 7P8JF,  7Q7CE,  7Q7VB, 8J0N,  9G5AC,  9G5ZS, 9J2BO,  9J2VB,  9K2HN,
9L1JT,  9U0A,  9X0VB,  A22/JA2ATV,  A41MX,  AH0BT,  AO9IB,  BD7KLO/7,   C6AQO
(NA-113), C91KDJ,  C91VB,  C98BWW, CN2R,  CN8KD,  CV5D, CX3AN,  D20VB,  D88S,
FW0MO (OC-054), GH6UW (EU-099), H40MY, HC2SL,  HC8N, HL0LPM/3 (AS-080),  HQ9R
(NA-057), HR9/KJ4XP, HV0A,  J20VB, J39BS, JW/G3SXW,  JW/G3TXF, K1B,  KD3CQ/p,
KH7XS, KL7HBK, KP2/K3TEJ, KP2/W2UDT, LX7I, N8S, OA6/IZ7ATN/p (SA-098),  OH8L,
OJ0B,  OX3XR,  OY3QN,  P29NI  (OC-283),  P29VCX  (OC-284),  P29VLR  (OC-256),
PJ7/K1XM, PZ5XX,  R1AND,  RA0ALM, RA0AZ,  RK1B/p  (EU-133),  RU6DX/p,  RV9FQ,
S79SG, SK6M/p (EU-043),  T77C, T88DJ, T93J,  TA4HZ, TC0DX, TI/DL2AWG,  TI4CF,
(OC-139),  VK6CHI  (OC-193),  VK6YS/p   (OC-164),  VO1J,  VP2MRT,   VP5/W5SJ,
VP8/LZ1UQ, VQ9LA,  VY0/KH0PR (NA-047),  VY0ICE/VE2, W4USI,  W4ZYT/VP9,  WP3C,


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