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19 January 2008                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 872
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3Y0    - "Due to high QRM from Europe and allot of requests from people  with
         restricted licenses",  ZS6DXB says,  "we have  moved 3Y0E  operating
         frequency". With  immediate effect,  Petrus, 3Y0E  will call  CQ  on
         14260 kHz, working split 5 kHz  up. Operating times remain the  same
         (between 16 and 17.30 UTC), due to the availably of power on  Bouvet
         Island. Please check www.3y0e.com/ on a regular basis for updates.
BY     - Look for BY4JN/4 to be active from Tianheng Island (AS-150) on 25-28
         January. Expect activity on 80-15 metres SSB and CW. QSL via BG4JUU.
         [TNX BD5RV/4]
C2     - Udo, DL9HCU is now active as C21HC from Nauru (OC-031) for one week.
         Then he will return to West  Kiribati and be active again as  T30HC.
         QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE0Z   - Svein, LA6IKA  [425DXN 862]  is active  as CE0Y/LA6IKA  from  Easter
         Island (SA-001) until  20 January. Then  he will go  and operate  as
         CE0Z/LA6IKA from  Juan Fernandez  (SA-005) from  22 to  29  January.
         Svein plans  to operate  CW (14010,  21010 and  28010 kHz)  and  PSK
         (14070, 21070 and  28120) or other  digi modes. QSL  via home  call.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
CU     - CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, CU1CB, CU8AS and HB9CRV (CT3FN) will be active  from
         Albarnaz Lighthouse  on Flores  Island  (EU-089) on  20-29  January,
         including an entry in the CQ WW 160-Meter DX CW Contest as CU8A (QSL
         via CT1GFK). They plan to concentrate on the low bands CW and  RTTY.
         [TNX VA3RJ]
CU  -    CU8AS and HB9CRV (CT3FN) will be  active as CU7T from Cedros,  Faial
         Island (EU-175)  from  31 January  to  5 February.  Expect  them  to
         operate mainly CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via CT1GFK. [TNX VA3RJ]
DL_ant - This Antarctic summer "may very well be the last chance to work  the
         German base Neumayer II", Felix, DL5XL  says. The base is  scheduled
         to close in  February 2009,  and the  wintering team  2008 will  not
         include  amateur  radio  operators.  The  current  three   operators
         (Mirko/DG9BHQ, Torsten/DL1TOG  and Felix/DL5XL  himself) will  leave
         the base by 10 March. They are active as DP0GVN in their spare time,
         usually between 18 UTC and 22  UTC on 20, 30 or  40 metres. QSL  via
         DL5EBE, direct or bureau (logs are being uploaded to LoTW). There is
         an online  log check  for  all contacts  of  this summer  season  at
         http://www.rrdxa.eu/log (just enter your call sign).
J7     - Bill, W5SJ will be active  as J79SJ from  Dominica (NA-101) from  22
         January to 2 February, primarily for the CQ WW 160 Meter CW Contest.
         Outside the contest he will operate mainly on the low bands. QSL via
J7     - Seth, SM7XBI will be active again  as J79XBI from Dominica  (NA-101)
         between 26 January and 3 March.  He plans to  operate on all  bands,
         SSB only. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX SM0CCM]
S2     - John, KX7YT will be active in his spare time from Dhaka,  Bangladesh
         between 24 January and 11 March. He hopes to renew his S21YV licence
         and to operate mainly SSB, PSK31 and RTTY, with some SSTV and CW. He
         also plans to participate in the CQ WW WPX RTTY and the ARRL SSB  DX
         Contests. QSL via KX7YT, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded  to
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - The ARRL DX Bulletin reports that Mike, VE2XB is active as VE2XB/VY0
         from Southampton Island (NA-007) for several months. He operates  CW
         and SSB on 40, 30 and  20 metres as his  work schedule permits.  QSL
         via home call.
VP5    - Look for VP5/W3AVO (QSL via JA3AVO),  VP5/AE6XY (QSL via JA1CJA  and
         VP5/AE6YQ (QSL via JA3BZO) to be active from Providenciales,  Caicos
         Islands (NA-002) on 21-25  January. They plan  to operate on  160-10
         metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home calls. [TNX K1XN]
VK9W   - The same experienced  team of operators  who were  active as  VK9DNX
         (Norfolk Island, February 2007) is planning  a DXpedition to  Willis
         Island    (OC-007).    Markus/DJ7EO,    Heye/DJ9RR,    Chris/DL1MGB,
         Dietmar/DL3DXX,    Tom/DL5LYM,    Ben/DL6FBL,    Dieter/DL8OH    and
         Joerg/DL8WPX will be QRV as VK9DWX with four high power stations  on
         160-10 metres  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  9-27  October.  The  landing
         permission has been granted and a  suitable charter vessel has  been
         secured. QSL via  DJ2MX. Further details,  including information  on
         how   contribute   to    the   expedition,   can    be   found    at
         http://willis2008.dl1mgb.com/ [TNX DL1MGB]

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

DIGITAL WEEKEND ---> The 30 Meter VK/ZL/Pacific Digital Weekend will start at
6 UTC on 9 February and  end at 19 UTC  on the 10th.  The frequency range  is
10138 to 10145 kHz, and modes are  PSK31, RTTY "or whatever digital mode  you
fancy". This is not a contest, but a "Free and Easy" activity whose main  aim
is the promotion  of the 30  metre band and  Digital communications. For  all
queries please  contact  Bill,  ZL3NB  (zl3nb@arrl.net  or)  or  Don,  KB9UMT
(dobson123@aol.com). [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's (http://www.dxpub.com) annual  Most
Wanted Survey was conducted in September-October  2007 [425DXN 854]. The  top
10 DXCC Entities are  North Korea, Yemen,  Navassa Island, Glorioso  Islands,
Bouvet Island, Marion Island, Desecheo Island,  Scarborough Reef, Crozet  and
Heard Island.
Give a look to the 100 Most Wanted  listing, which also shows the results  of
the 2006  survey for  comparison, at  http://www.dxpub.com/dx_news.html.  The
complete breakdown by  continent is  available in  the January/February  2008
issue of "The  DX Magazine"; a  breakdown by mode  will be  published in  the
March/April 2008 issue.

QSL BA4DW ---> The current mailing  address is: Yujian David Zhou,  703-5-241
XinGuang Road, Shanghai, 200080, China. The  entry on qrz.com was updated  in
due course, but cards are still arriving to David's old P.O. Box, which is no
longer in use. Please note that the post office will stop forwarding them  at
the end of January. [TNX BA4DW]

QSL FJ/OH2AM ---> The QSL cards were expected to arrive from the printers  on
15 January and direct requests will be processed immediately.
"We plan to make out all QSLs received during January as soon as possible but
no later  than the  end of  February", Jarmo,  OH2BN says.  "By the  20th  of
February we will release a status report to give an indication of the rate at
which QSL requests are being answered".
The log will be uploaded to LoTW later this year ("it can only be facilitated
by the ARRL  around May  2008 due  to LoTW  technicalities"). Statistics  and
pictures can be found at http://www.kolumbus.fi/oh2bn/barts.htm
The 2007 Honor Roll listings will  not be affected by  the QSLling status  of
FJ/OH2AM: "because of  the addition of  Saint Barthelemy to  the DXCC  List",
Bill Moore, NC1L said on 19  December, the listings  will be prepared  "based
upon applications postmarked no later than December 31, 2007".

QSL VIA  MM5PSL  ---> Peter,  MM5PSL  (Shetland Islands,  EU-012)  says  that
"several hundred  unaswered  QSL  cards  were  inadvertently  mixed  up  with
thousands of  answered cards"  and now  he "finds  it impossible  distinguish
which are which". Anyone  who has not  received a bureau  card for MM5PSL  or
GB2ELH (Eshaness  Lighthouse) between  2001 and  2006, please  send Peter  an
e-mail  (mm5psl-@tiscali.co.uk   or  peter.ley08@btinternet.com)   with   log
details. Please  be patient!  All GB2LHI  (Bressay Lighthouse)  for 2007  are
being answered.

VISALIA 2008 ---> Sponsored this year by the Southern California DX Club, the
59th Annual International DX Convention will take place on 25-27 April at the
Holiday Inn Hotel &  Conference Center in  Visalia, California. Please  visit
www.dxconvention.org for complete information and registration forms. If  you
have problems downloading  the registration form,  please send  an e-mail  to
visalia@dxconvention.org with you mailing address. [TNX N6DHZ]

VP6DX ---> "All equipment that was shipped  from Germany and the USA has  now
arrived in New Zealand, and everything  except the last air freight  shipment
(laptops, microKeyers) has cleared customs in Auckland. This equipment is now
traveling by  truck  to Tauranga,  the  home port  of  the  'Braveheart'.  On
Thursday night this week [17 January, ed] Robin WA6CDR flies from Los Angeles
to Auckland with  the radios and  a few other  last-minute items. Robin  will
sail with the 'Braveheart' when  it leaves New  Zealand January 21st.  During
the 2 weeks  of the  voyage from  Tauranga to  Magareva, Robin  will work  on
consolidating all the different shipments into  the needed order for  orderly
transport to shore".
Read the  rest  of the  latest  news bulletin  (#6,  13  January),  including
explanations on QSLling and background information on the Ducie Island  radio
site design, on the expedition's website (www.vp6dx.com).

+SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Jean Jaquenoud  (3A2BF),
Pierre Anderhalt (3A2CN), Bob Wille (NZ5E) and Rene Depre (ON6CW).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Y0E        LZ3HI       HI8/IZ5JNQ  EB7DX       SN0TOR      SP2PTU
4K9W        DL6KVA      HP3/K1YJ    W4JS        SN0WOSP     SP5PPK
4L1UN       EA7FTR      HP3AK       W4JS        SP0WOSP     SP9YGD
4M5RY       EA5KB       HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       T30HC       DL9HCU
5H1CM       DL7CM       HZ1IK       DK7YY       T88ME       7N1RTO
5W1SA       JH7OHF      HZ1MD       EA7FTR      TO5FJ       F6EXV
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      TR50R       F6AJA
7Z1UG       DG1XG       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      U4MIR       RN3DK
9A50KDE     9A1AA       HZ1YB       DK7YY       UE0AWW      RW0AQ
9J2CA       G3SWH       HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      UE1QSK      UA1RJ
9M2TO       JA0DMV      II4TRI      IK4SWX      UE1RDM      UA1RJ
9V1YC       N5ID        IQ0IPY      IZ0HAM      UE1RFF      UA1RJ
A60ISG      IZ8CLM      J20MB       F4FMI       UE70SVV     RU0SYL
AH0V        JI5RPT      J28JA       F5JFU       UE70UVV     RW0UM
C21HC       DL9HCU      J5C         F5TVG       UE70UWW     RW0UM
C6AGN       W1DIG       J8ARF       G3XJE       UE70VSV     RV0CD
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        KH0/JI5USJ  JI5USJ      V31YN       DJ4KW
CM6CAC      EA5KB       LM8EHC/1    LA1B        V55SRT      IZ8EDJ
CO6WD       W0SA        LM8EHC/2    LA2D        VI2BMARC50  VK2JP
CO7EH       AD4C        LM8EHC/3    LA2L        VK1ANU      JO2SLZ
CX6VM       W3HNK       LM8EHC/4    LA8D        VK2IAY/4    G0IUH
DA0BCC      DJ9MH       LM8EHC/5    LA2T        VP8DLB      2M1DHG
EP3PK       IK2DUW      LU8XW       WD9EWK      W2V         N2MUN
FO/OH1RX    OH2PM       NP4A        W3HNK       XU7TZG      ON7PP
FO5RU       F5CQ        OL600VB     OK2JS       YN2N        TI2OHL
FR/TU5KG    F4EFI       ON40BAF     ON6KN       YO/SE50A    SM4AIO
FT5XR/MM    F4EFI       OR1Z        ON6IX       YT3M        4N1SM
H44V/P      JA1PBV      OX3XR       OZ3PZ       YT3MA       4N1MA
HF0POL      SP3WVL      PP5EG       K3IRV       YT6M        YU1OJ
HF16WOSP    SP5ZDH      R245GS      RL3AB       ZL/IK1PMR   IK1PMR
HG0R        HA0NAR      R65SB       RZ4AWB      ZL/IZ1GLO   IK1PMR
HH2FYD      F6FYD       SE6Y        SM6DED      ZS1CT       ZS1RA

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

3D2AG   Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, c/o Sam Torope, P.O. Box 3040, 98846
        Noumea, New Caledonia
BV5BMV  Pan Gang, 2-404 Dasheng-xiaoqu, Lucheng district, Wenzhou 325000,
DL7CM   Hans-Rainer Uebel, Hartmannsdorfer Chaussee 3, 15528 Spreenhagen,
F5TVG   Franck Savoldi, P.O. Box 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex, France
F6EXV   Paul Granger, 4 Impasse Doyen Vizioz, 33400 Talence, France
OH2PM   Pertti Simovaara, Suomusjarventie 460, 25390 Kiikala, Finland


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