425 DX News issue #870

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5 January 2008                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 870
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Ghis, ON5NT will be active as 3A/ON5NT from Monaco on 23-27 January.
         He plans to  operate mainly during  his morning  and evening  hours.
         [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
3Y0    - Petrus, 3Y0E made a couple of contacts with ZS and PY stations on 30
         December. He is trying a  new strategy to  get Bouvet into  pileups:
         until further notice 3Y0E will call  CQ on 14200 kHz between 16  and
         17.30 UTC. Petrus will  work simplex until  he gets more  acquainted
         with the radio equipment. Please check http://3y0e.com/ for updates.
6W     - Jacques, F6HMJ  will be  active as  6W/F6HMJ  from Senegal  on  8-29
         January. [TNX f6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
9A     - Special  event  station  9A35RKP  will  be  active  during  2008  to
         celebrate the 35th anniversary of Croatian  radio club "Pazin".  QSL
         via 9A7P.
DL     - Special station DR8M will be active  until 31 December to  celebrate
         the 850th  anniversary of  the city  of Munich.  Information on  the
         relevant        award         can        be         found         at
         http://www.darc.de/distrikte/c/PDF/Diplom_Beding.htm [TNX DL8FA]
FJ     - Yuichi, JR2KDN and Paul, F6EXV will  be active from the newest  DXCC
         Entity, Saint-Barthelemy (NA-146) on 6-20 January. With the help and
         support of FJ5DX,  FJ5AB and FJ5KH,  they will operate  SSB, CW  and
         RTTY as TO5FJ 10-160 metres. QSL via F6EXV. Further information  and
         on-line logs at http://www.f6exv.org [TNX F6EXV]
FO_mar - The main targets for  the 9-22 January  operation [425DXN 867]  from
         Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (OC-027) are the low bands, Europe  and
         the US  East Coast.  The  Finnish team  (Jouko/OH1RX,  Pertti/OH2PM,
         Veijo/OH6KN and Juha/OH8NC)  is aiming at  logging 20-30k QSOs,  the
         40% on 1.8-10  MHz and the  30% with Europe.  They will  have up  to
         three stations running from two different locations on the following
         suggested frequencies:
         CW   1822 3523 7023 10108 14008 18068 21008 24898 28008
         SSB  1845 3790 7050   -   14195 18145 21295 24945 28495
         RTTY  -    -    -     -   14080   -   21080 28080   -
         The pilot station will be Martti, OH2BH (msg-60@oh2bh.fi).
         QSL via OH2PM, direct or bureau.  Complete information can be  found
         at http://sm0w.com/marquesas/.
HI     - Simone, IZ5JNQ says 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 EB7DX.
HS     - Simon Luttrell has been living permanently  in Thailand since  2002.
         He has held  a British licence  (G6JFY) for more  than twenty  years
         and, having just received his  Thai licence (HS0ZIB),  he is in  the
         process of setting up a permanent HF station at his hotel on  Phuket
         Island (AS-053). [TNX HS0ZIB]
J2     - Mala, F4FMI  will  operate as  J20MB  from Djibouti  through  March.
         Expect activity on 20, 17 et 15  metres SSB QSL via home call.  [TNX
VP6D   - The final countdown for the VP6DX Ducie Island team (DL3DXX, DL6FBL,
         UA3AB and WA6CDR) has started.
         The team  expects to  reach the  island at  the local  sunrise on  9
         February and to be QRV not earlier than the local night on the 11th.
         They  plan  to  set  up  seven  stations  on  two  widely  separated
         locations, with one 26m-tall vertical for 160m, five 4-Squares  (80,
         40 and 30m), five vertical dipole  arrays (20, 17,  15, 12 and  10m)
         and one 5-element Yagi for 6m.  Actual QRT time will be dictated  by
         weather and sea forecasts; if conditions  are good, operations  will
         end on 28 February.
         QSL via  DL6LAU,  direct only  (Carsten  Esch, Drosselweg  3,  21376
         Salzhausen, Germany).  Bureau card  requests will  be accepted  only
         through the Online QSL Request System, which can be used for  direct
         cards as well (see www.vp6dx.com for  full information on  QSLling).
         All of the remaining  QSOs will be  confirmed automatically via  the
         bureau after 8-12 months.
         "This is really quite a major serious expedition with a huge  amount
         of hardware intended  to make working  'everyone' possible",  DL6LAU
         says. "We are  doing all this  to make  a standout  presence on  the
         lowbands in particular, and all the  bands in general. We are  going
         to a major amount of  effort to make  simultaneous operation in  the
         same band not only functional, but darn near perfect". Donations are
         still being sought: details on how to contribute, news, on-line logs
         and much more can be found at http://www.vp6dx.com

CARIBBEAN TRIP  ---> Gregg,  W6IZT  will be  active  as PJ7/W6IZT  from  Sint
Maarten (NA-105) on 6-8 and 11-13 January  (QSL via AI4U) and from the  FJ5KH
club station on St. Barthelemy (NA-146) on 9-11 January (QSL via the  qrz.com
address). [TNX W3UR]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> DXCC Manager Bill  Moore, NC1L reports that the the  following
2007 operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
5L2MS  Liberia           S79UU  Seychelles
D2NX   Angola            S79AB  Seychelles

EUCW 160M CONTEST  ---> The Union   Francaise   des Telegraphistes (UFT,  the
French EUCW society) sponsors the annual European CW 160 Meter Contest, which
will be held  on 5 January (20-23 UTC) and on 6 January (4-7 UTC). Rules  can
be found  at  http://www.uft.net, where  it  also possible  to  download  the
software written by Alain, F6ENO. [TNX F5NQL]

HAM INTERVIEWS ---> Rob Aartman, PA3GVI  has a nice collection of  interviews
to amateur radio operators on his website (http://www.sitekreator.com/pa3gvi)

IOTA BASH ---> The fourth annual IOTA Bash will be held on 14-15 March at the
QTH of AD5A, Mike Crownover in  Boerne, Texas. The agenda is being  finalized
and will include presentations on  some of the  most recent IOTA  expeditions
and a nice social programme. Details  will be available  on the IREF  website
(www.islandradio.org). [TNX AD5A]

LOGS ---> Thanks  to Tim Totten,  N4GN a log  search for  the 18-26  December
FJ/OH2AM operation from Saint-Barthelemy is now available at www.n4gn.com/fj/
- this is a "traditional" web search, but  you can also perform a web  search
with results  returned  via  e-mail  (www.n4gn.com/logsearches),  a  straight
e-mail search (fj-log@n4gn.com) and a search via mobile phone (wap.n4gn.com).

LOGS ---> Tony, XE1GRR reports that  the logs for the November-December  2007
activities from Socorro and Clarion, Revilla Gigedo Islands (6E4LM, XF4YK and
XF4YW) are now available at http://www.6e4lm.xedx.org

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)

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection  of QSL cards (more  than 4900) on  Les
Nouvelles DX's web  site has been  updated. Ten  different galleries  include
cards for the  ten Most  Wanted DXCC  Entities (160+  QSLs), each  of the  58
deleted DXCC entities (700+ QSLs), obsolete  prefixes (1900+ QSLs),  stations
from Magrebh from  1945 to 1962  (200+ QSLs), Antarctic  bases (600+ QSLs)  &
TAAF (Terres Australes  and Antarctiques Francaises,  230 QSLs), the  various
rare French DXCC island Entities (100+ QSLs), pre-1945 countries (250+ QSLs),
French  Departments  and  USA.  Several  cards  are  still  needed  and  your
participation is encouraged - please visit http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr  and
send send your comments to LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Frank, N3ZOM is willing to offer his services to  to
any amateur radio station outside the US. He can be contacted by e-mail using
the address at qrz.com [TNX N3ZOM]

QSL VIA RN3DK ---> Alexander says the new QSL cards for R3K, RS0ISS and NA1SS
are expected  from  the printer  in  late January.  Direct  requests  without
sufficient return postage (IRCs are better  than USDs) will be processed  via
the bureau. If you do not  receive your card(s),  please e-mail Alexander  at

QSL VIA  VK4FW  ---> Bill  Horner,  VK4FW says  that  "all  QSLing  has  been
postponed till further notice for all  calls I manage", as  he expects to  be
away from home for at least a couple of months. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

+ SILENT KEYS + Ad van Tilborg, PA0ADT passed away on 23 December at 64 years
of age. He was the PACC Contest Manager for years. The PACC will continue  in
his memory -  this year's event  will take place  on 9-10 February  (complete
details at http://www.dutchpacc.com)
Other recently reported Silent Keys include:
Jean Jaquenoud, 3A2BF          Dale A. Hoppe, K6UA
Pierre Anderhalt, 3A2CN        Tim Hulick, W9QQ
Antonio Quaranta, I7DQX        Bill Pickford, ZL4AW
Giuseppe Loreti, I0AOF

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         *******  QSL INFO  ********
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2BV       JA1PBV      EY8CQ       DJ1MM       R1ANR       RZ3BJ
3D2HC       DL9HCU      EY8DQ       DJ1MM       R450W       RZ9WWH
3Y0E        LZ3HI       FJ5KH       FJ5DX       R450WA      RW9WA
4K5D        K2PF        G6PZ        GM4FDM      R450WB      RV9WB
4L1FP       LZ1OT       GJ4FDM      GM4FDM      R450WW      RU9WW
4U1UN       HB9BOU      H44V        JA1PBV      R450WZ      RU9WZ
4X8AY       F5LGE       HB10DX      HB9AGH      S566D       S59DKR
5B8AD       W3HNK       HB50S       HB9AOF      SC0XMAS     SM0OGQ
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HC2SL       EA5KB       SE2T        SM2YIZ
6W1SE       JR2KDN      HF80SLK     SP9PNB      SI6T        SM7LZQ
6W1SJ       T93Y        HG200B      HA3HK       T22V        JA1PBV
9A735Z      9A2DM       HV50VR      IW0GPN      T32Z        K3PD
9A73AA      9A2AA       HV6SP       IK0FVC      T88RY       I2DMI
9A950DM     9A1CCJ      II3NIK      IZ3JJD      TM8P        F6KVP
9A950JB     9A3JB       II9CAR      IW9FRA      TR8CA       F6CBC
9H3HW       DJ6OZ       J28OO       K2PF        TT8CF       F4BQO
9J2BO       G3TEV       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      TT8FC       EA4AHK
A45WD       YO9HP       JY4NE       K3IRV       TY5ZR       IK2IQD
A61Q        EA7FTR      K3N         N3YIM       UE3DDX/1    RZ3FR
A71EM       EA7FTR      KC4AAA      K1IED       UE3GMF      RA3GJ
AL7R        K9IT        KG4GY       N5GUY       UE3SGK      UA3SDY
AT0BSG      VU2RBI      LA/LX9EG/P  LX1NO       UE9CRK      RV9CQ
C31CT       EA3QS       LZ130LO     LZ1KZA      UE9WFJ      RX9WN
C33IU       G4KEE       MJ/F4EGD    F4EGD       UK8FF       W3HNK
C4EURO      5B4AGC      MJ/F5CWU    F5CWU       UK8OK       EA7FTR
C4N         W3HNK       MJ/F5MOO    F5MOO       UN7AB       DL8KAC
CN4MC       F4ELJ       OC1I        DL5WM       UN7MMM      EA7FTR
CN8IG       EA7FTR      OC6I        DL5WM       UN7QF       EX2A
CN8KD       EA5XX       OF2IPA      OH4MDY      UN7QX       W7BO
CN8NK       EA5XX       OJ1ABOA     OH2FFP      V63BBQ      JA0VSH
CN8YE       EA7FTR      OL70AMYD    OK1DOL      V63KZ       JA0VSH
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      OX3YY       OZ7YY       V63MP       JA0VSH
CO6DW       EA5KB       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      V73NT       JJ2NYT
CP4BT       EA5KB       P40CG       W2CG        V73QB       JK2TQB
CT3AS       DJ8FW       P40GH       WA2TTI      V73RY       N7RO
CT9EPC      CT3EE       P49X        W0YK        VE2IDX      VE3ZF
CU1CB       EA5KB       PA07XMAS    PG7V        VK7AAP      IK1PMR
CU6NS       EA5KB       PA25HSG     PA4PS       VK7CLA      IK1PMR
D2NX        JH7FQK      PC07XMAS    PA3AM       VQ9JC       ND9M
DM50KWF     DL3KWF      PD07XMAS    PD2J        W5TLH       W5AZN
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      PD08HNY     PD0EMR      WH0DX       JM1LJS
DQ50SAAR    DK8VR       PF07XMAS    PA1WLB      XV9TH       SK7AX
E7/YT2ED    T96C        PF30FRG     PI4FRG      XW1B        E21EIC
EA8/G3XAQ   G3SWH       PG07XMAS    PA7JWC      YB5AQB      OK1DOT
EA8/IZ2DPX  IK2DUW      PH07XMAS    PA4CHE      YI9MI       AD7MI
EA8/OH4NL   OH2BYS      PI4H        PA4PS       YI9QX       SP8WQX
EK3GM       IK2QPR      PI4MRC      PA8MO       YQ9W        YO9WF
EK6LP       IK2DUW      PI9NOZ/A    PA3FZV      Z22JE       K3PD
EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      PJ5NA       K1NA        Z29KM       EA7FTR
ET3JA       OK3AA       PY0FF       W9VA        ZD7X        W0MM
EY8AW       DJ1MM       PZ5YV       IT9DAA      ZM6JAM      ZL3TX

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8GT   Alexey Averkin, P.O. Box 10, Queen Mary Avenue, Floreal, Mauritius
3D2AG   Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, c/o Sam Torope, P.O. Box 3040, 98846
        Noumea, New Caledonia
3DA0TM  Andy Cory, P. O. Box 1033, Mbabane, Swaziland
4S7AB   Kamal Edirisinghe, 82 B Walaliyadda, Ellakkala 11116, Sri Lanka
4S7NE   Nelson Ranasinghe, 18 Katana Housing Scheme, Demanhandiya 11270, Sri
9J2QQV  Ryuji Shishito, C/O JICA-ZI Project, P.O. Box 910062, Mongu, Zambia
DL5WM   Gottfried Gerth, Obere Dorfstrasse 13 A, D-09648 Gruenlichtenberg,
FJ5DX   Phil Delcroix, P.O. Box 213, F-97096 Saint-Barthelemy Cedex, France
I2DMI   Francesco Di Michele, P.O. Box 55, 22063 Cantu' - CO, Italy
IT9DAA  Corrado Ruscica, P.O. Box 1 (Succ. 1), 96018  Pachino - SR, Italy
JA0VSH  Kazuhide Maruyama, 1-25-49 Iruma, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004, Japan
JG7PSJ  Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1,Mikamine, Taihaku, Sendai, Miyagi 982-0826,
LZ3HI   Emil Stoikov, P.O. Box 8, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
OH2FFP  Mika Kalakoski, Naapurintie 3 B 10, 00940 Helsinki, Finland
VE3ZF   Igor Slakva, 105 La Rose Avenue, PH #1410, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P
        1A9 Canada


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