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26 January 2008                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 873
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B8    - Gwyn, G4FKH will be active as 3B8/G4FKH from Mauritius (AF-049) from
         5 February to 14 March. He will operate holiday style with 100 watts
         and a  dipole on  10-40 metres,  CW only.  QSL via  home call.  [TNX
3W     - Jack, F6BUM (http://www.f6bum.net) will be active again as 3W3M from
         Vietnam between 20 March and 2 April. He plans to operate SSB and CW
         with 100  watts into  a vertical  antenna from  the following  three
         20 March (10 UTC) - 23 March (6 UTC): Con Co (AS-185, new one)
         25 March (08 UTC) - 28 March (6 UTC): Phu Quoc (AS-128)
         29 March (10 UTC) - 02 April (6 UTC): Dao Con (AS-130)
         Expect activity on 40,  30, 20, 17,  15, 12 and  10 metres. QSL  via
         F6BUM, direct or bureau. [TNX F6BUM]
6Y     - Rob, VE4GV  will be  active as  VE4GV/6Y5 from  Ochos Rios,  Jamaica
         (NA-097) on 11-18 February, ARRL DX CW Contest included. He plans to
         operate CW, SSB and possibly digital modes on 10-80 metres. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX W1AW]
9A     - Once again  Zik, VE3ZIK  will be  active as  9A/VE3ZIK from  Bilice,
         Croatia between 27 January and  1 February. He  plans to operate  CW
         and digital modes on 40, 30 and 20 metres during his evening  hours.
         QSL via DO7ZZ, direct  or bureau (e-mail  requests for bureau  cards
         can be sent to zik@tiscali.de). [TNX VE3ZIK]
9X     - The dates for the 9X0R expedition to Rwanda [425DXN 871] are from 16
         to 27  March. A  band/mode  survey has  been  added to  the  website
         (www.9x0r.com), and  its results  will help  the operators'  station
         configuration plans. The team  will be active  on 10-160 metres  CW,
         SSB and RTTY, with at least three stations operating  simultaneously
         on different bands and modes. QSL via EA5RM. [TNX EA5RM]
A5     - Torben, OZ1TL will be active as  A52TL from Bhutan  on 2-23 May.  He
         plans to operate 99% CW on  all bands. QSL via  OZ1TL. Logs will  be
         uploaded to LoTW. [TNX OZ1TL]
C5     - Andre, ON7YK (C56YK) and  Jose, ON4LAC (C56JC)  will be active  from
         The Gambia between 11 February and 6 March. Plans are to operate  on
         80-10 metres, with some activity on 160 and 6 metres as well. Expect
         C56JC to focus on PSK and RTTY. [TNX F5NQL]
E5_sc  - Richard, AD7AF will be active as E51WWA from the South Cook  Islands
         between 27 January and 21 February,  including an entry in the  ARRL
         DX CW Contest. He will operate  first from Rarotonga (OC-013),  then
         he will  move  on  to Mauke  (OC-083)  around  10  February.  Expect
         activity on 10-80  metres CW and  SSB. QSL via  home call. [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
FS     - Philippe, F5IYJ will be active as FS/F5IYJ from St. Martin  (NA-105)
         on 15-22 February. He might  also go and  operate as PJ7/F5IYJ  from
         Sint Maarten.  Expect  Philippe to  operate  holiday  style  and  to
         concentrate on CW.  Details will be  available at  http://f5iyj.com;
         QSL via home call. [TNX F5IYJ]
GU     - The Barry Amateur Radio Society (GW4BRS) will be active as GB0U from
         Guernsey (EU-114) on 19-25 April. Expect  activity on all bands  and
         modes. [TNX GW0ANA]
HA     - Special call  sign HG550REX  will be  aired by  members radio  clubs
         HA5KKC (Budapest)  and  HA8KVK (Janoshalma)  until  31  December  to
         celebrate the 550th  anniversary of the  accession of king  Matthias
         Corvinus, the  most  popular Hungarian  sovereign.  QSL  via  HA5GY,
         direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
HA     - Zoli, HA3HK will operate as HG1848I  from 1 February to 31  December
         to commemorate  the 160th  anniversary of  the Hungarian  Revolution
         (1848-49). QSL  via  home call  (direct  only).  Check  qrz.com  for
         information on the relevant award.
HB0    - Mario/DJ2MX,   Simon/DJ4MZ,   Manfred/DJ5MW,   Matthias/DK4YJ    and
         Christoph/DK9TN will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein on
         14-18 February. QSL  via home calls.  They will  participate in  the
         ARRL DX CW Contest as HB0/N0MX in the M/2 category (QSL via  DJ2MX).
         Full details on the operation, including on-line logs, can be  found
         at http://www.dk9tn.de/2008/hb0 [TNX DK9TN]
HB0    - Bart/ON3BA, Michel/ON3SMS,  Noel/ON4APU, Martin/ON4PO,  Peter/ON4TO,
         Jose/ON5SD, Rene/ON6OM, Fernand/ON6UF, Eddy/ON6ZV and Matihieu/ON8DB
         will be active as HB0/ON4IPA  from Liechtenstein from  28 June to  5
         July. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10  metres.
         QSL via ON6ZV, direct or bureau. Further information can be found at
         http://www.on6om.be/hb0-on4ipa [TNX ON6OM]
HC     - Rick, NE8Z will be active as HC1MD from Tumbaco, Ecuador on 7-14 and
         21-27 February (with  an in  between side  trip to  Rio de  Janeiro,
         Brazil, PY1/NE8Z). He plans to operate  CW and SSB on 80-10  metres.
         QSL via K8LJG. [TNX NE8Z]
J7     - Jim, WI9WI (J79WI),  Don, W9IU (J79IU),  Kevin, WN9O (J79KM),  Paul,
         N4PN (J79PN) and  Charlie, NF4A (J79PC)  will operate from  Dominica
         (NA-101) on 11-19 February (QSL via home calls). Activity will be on
         all HF bands using CW and SSB, with an emphasis on 160, 80, 30,  17,
         and 12 metres. They will participate  in the ARRL  DX CW Contest  as
         J7DX (QSL via W9IU) in the Multi-Multi category. [TNX NG3K]
JD1_mt - Masa, JA6GXK will  be active again  as JD1BMM from  Minami-Torishima
         (OC-073) from 31  January to  19 February.  He will  operate in  his
         spare time, concentrating  on North America  and Europe  on the  low
         bands. [TNX The Daily DX]
JX     - Michael, G7VJR will be  active as JX/G7VJR  from Jan Mayen  (EU-022)
         between 27  June and  4 July.  Operating  conditions will  be  100W,
         vertical antennas, tents and generator. Main bands are likely to  be
         30 and 20 metres or higher  if conditions permit,  and a 6m  station
         plus beacon will be operated. QSl  via home call, direct or  bureau.
         For further details please visit http://www.jx08.eu/
KG4    - Tip/N4SIA  (KG4AS),   Bill/W4WV  (KG4WV),   Stu/K4MIL  (KG4SS)   and
         Emmett/KD4OS (KG4OS)  will be  active from  Guantanamo Bay  (NA-015)
         between 29 January and 12 February. They plan to operate mainly  SSB
         with some RTTY on 160-10 metres, and possibly on 60 metres as  well.
         QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
ON     - The very  special callsign  ON1000NOTGER will  be aired  through  31
         December by UBA Section LGE to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of
         the death  of Notger,  the first  prince-bishop and  founder of  the
         Principality of Liege.  QSL via  ON5VL (bureau)  or ON6DP  (direct).
         [TNX ON6DP]
P4     - Garry Fisher, K9WZB  and his wife  Sharon, K7WZB will  be active  as
         P40ZB from Aruba (SA-036) on 16-24  April. They them to operate  CW,
         SSB and RTTY  on 40, 20,  17, 15,  10 and  6 metres.  QSL direct  to
         K9WZB. [TNX K9WZB]
PJ4    - George/K8GG,  Gary/KD9SV  and   George/W8UVZ  will   be  active   as
         PJ4/homecall from Bonaire  (SA-006) from 31  January to 8  February.
         They plan to concentrate on 160, 80,  30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA     - The "TC Special Wireless Activity Team"  (http://tcswat.tripod.com/)
         will be active as TC800NH on 1-15 February for the 800th anniversary
         of Nasreddin Hoca, the famous Turkish  folk hero. Look for  activity
         mainly on 17,  20 and 40  metres, SSB and  CW. QSL  via TA1HZ.  [TNX
TT     - Phil, F4EGS has  been back to  Chad since  19 January,  and will  be
         active again as  TT8PK for a  couple of months.  Expect activity  on
         10-20 metres all modes. QSL via F4EGS, direct or bureau. [TNX F0CYT]
UA     - Look for  UE3YAR to  be aired  on 17-24  February to  celebrate  the
         Russian Army Day for the AFARU  (Armed Forces Amateur Radio   Union)
         activity programme. QSL via MM0DFV. [TNX RV3YR]
V3     - Rick, KT7G and Jake, N7WO will  be active on  160-6 metres as  V31TB
         and V31WO from Belize on 6-19  February. They will operate from  the
         QTH of V31MD and  to participate in  the CQ WW  WPX RTTY Contest  as
         V31TB and in the  ARRL DX CW  Contest as V31WO.  They will focus  on
         RTTY for the first week and on CW for the second week. QSL via  home
         calls and possibily LOTW. [TNX KT7G]
VK     - Amateur radio operators from Australia can use the special prefix AX
         in lieu of the normal VK prefix on 26 January to celebrate Australia
         Day. The  use of  the  prefix is  only  available from  midnight  to
         midnight local time.
VP6    - Yoshi, JJ8DEN is active as VP6PR  from Adamstown, Pitcairn  (OC-044)
         until 8 or 9 February. He operates CW, RTTY and PSK31 (no SSB)  with
         100 watts into an inverted-L or full size dipole for 160 and 80m,  a
         ground plane for 40m, a dipole for 30m,  and a beam for 20, 17,  15,
         12 and 10m. Mentioned frequencies are:
         CW    1821 3503 7003 10103 14003 18071 21003 24893 28003
         RTTY                       14083 18103 21083 24923 28083
         PSK                        14071 18101 21071 24921 28071
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX K1XN]
W      - Wade, AA8LL will operate as AA8LL/4  from Cedar Key (NA-076) on  2-5
         February. Expect holiday style activity on  40-15 metres, mostly  CW
         and RTTY. Wade will try to get Liz, K8LIZ/4 to operate some SSB. QSL
         via AA8LL, direct  or bureau. Logs  will be uploaded  to LoTW.  [TNX
YN     - Andrei, NP3D (EW1AR) will be active  from Nicaragua in February.  He
         will participate in the CQ  WPX RTTY Contest  as YN2S, while  before
         the contest (3-8 February) he will  operate RTTY, CW, PSK31 and  SSB
         on all bands  as H7/NP3D. QSL  via W3HNK. Logs  will be uploaded  to
         LoTW. The  six  stations (one  for  each continent)  collecting  the
         highest number of  different band/mode  slots for  YN2S and  H7/NP3D
         will receive "a special T-shirt". [TNX NP3D]

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (CW)  ---> Object of the  contest is for  amateurs
worldwide to work  as many  US States,  Canadian provinces  and countries  as
possible   on   160   metres    CW   (full   rules    cand   be   found    at
http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/NEW160_CntRules_200810207.pdf). The following
stations  have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from 00.00
UTC on 26 January through 23.59 UTC on the 27th):
Call         DXCC                    QSL via
C6ANM        Bahamas                 LOTW/qrz.com
CN2R         Morocco                 W7EJ
CT9M         Madeira                 CT3EE
CU2A         Azores                  OH2BH
CU8A         Azores                  CT1GFK
CW0TOP       Uruguay                 CX5BW
EF8M         Canary Islands          RX3DU
HI3C         Dominican Republic      ON4IQ
HQ9R         Honduras                K5WW
II5I         Italy                   IW5CWA
J79SJ        Dominica                W5FO
LX7I         Luxembourg              LX2A
LZ9W         Bulgaria                LZ1PM
OH0Z         Aland Isls              W0MM
OK2KRT       Czech Republic          OK2KRT
OL7T         Czech Republic          OK2KJU
RL3A         EU Russia               W3HNK
RW2F         Kaliningrad             DK4VW
T93J         Bosnia & Herzegovina    T98U or OE1EMS
TA2RC        Turkey                  TA2RC
TF3CW        Iceland                 LX1NO
VK6VZ        Australia               VK6VZ
VP9I         Bermuda                 N1HRA
VY2/N3DXX    Canada (PEI)            N3DXX
XE1RCS       Mexico                  XE1RCS
XW1B         Laos                    E21EIC
ZD7X         St. Helena              W0MM
Do not forget to give a  look to the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160c2008.html  - good contest  to
you all!

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

DXCC NEWS --->  YI9QX (current operation  effective December  2007) has  been
approved for DXCC credit.

LICENCES --->  The worldwide  licensing information  pages by  Veikko  "Veke"
Komppa, OH2MCN (http://www.qsl.net/oh2mcn/license.htm)  contain detailed  and
up to date information on how  to get a radio amateur license  in all of  the
major DXCC entities.  It is the  most reliable source  of information for  DX
travellers and expeditioners.

LOGS:  On-line logs for the recent TR8CR and TR50R activities by activity  by
Roland, F8EN  are  available  at  http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php  [TNX

QSL 3D2AA ---> Russ, VE6VK reports  that Aisea, 3D2AA  will be looking  after
his own QSLling  from now  on. His  direct address  for QSL  cards is:  Aisea
Aisake, P.O. Box 786, Navua, Fiji.

QSL HV50VR ---> Alex, IW0GPN says  the cards arrived from  the printer on  18
January. He hopes to be able to clear the backlog by the end of the month.

QSL R1ANP & R1ANC ---> Dominik, DL5EBE says he is not the QSL manager for the
recent  activities  by  R1ANP  (Progress  Base)  and  R1ANC  (Vostok   Base),
Antarctica. The operator was Aleksej, UA1ZCK  and the QSL cards should go  to
Wally, RU1ZC.

QSL VIA NI5DX ---> Buzz Loeschman, NI5DX (formerly N5FTR) reports he has  the
logs and can confirm contacts made with the following stations only:
9K2AI       A45WG/P     J87CQ       OA4DHW     V31BR
9K2KO       A92GQ       KG4CM       P29BT      V31ML
9M8BT       AL7DB       KG4DD       P29BW      V47LDX
9M8FH       C91J        KL5E        P29KPH     YB1GJS
9M8LL       C9RJJ       KL7OU       P29SS      YI9JK
9M8YL       FG/FR1AN    N5FTR       P29ZAD     YI9WV
A41KJ       FR1AN       N5FTR/P     TF8SM      ZD7JP
A45WG       H75A        NH2PW       TU5GD

SRT DX CONVENTION ---> The 5th  International DX Convention, organized by the
Strange Radio   Team and celebrating  the club's 5th  anniversary, will  take
place on 12-13 April at the Best Western Hotel Esplanade, Paestum  (Salerno).
Please  visit www.strangeradioteam.com for full details on the programme,  or
e-mail srt@strangeradioteam.com for further information. [TNX IZ8EDJ]

VP6DX --->  The "planning"  phase has  finally ended  and the  expedition  is
underway! Robin, WA6CDR  and the "Braveherat"  departed New  Zealand and  are
expected to at Mangareva (French Polynesia)  around 1 or 2 February,  several
days before the remaining 12 operators.
Many expeditions,  including this  one, ask  the DX  community for  financial
assistance. The costs for equipping and executing the VP6DX expedition  total
about $330,000 (air transport and lodging for the operators excluded), almost
all of the costs must be paid or committed in advance and the current debt is
$125,000. Please consider supporting the VP6DX project with a donation.
Read the rest of the latest news bulletin (#8, 33 January), including details
on how contribute, on the expedition's website (www.vp6dx.com).

YASME  EXCELLENCE   AWARDS  --->   On  18   January  the   Yasme   Foundation
(www.yasme.org) announced the winners of the  first Yasme Excellence  Awards,
given for  service and  dedication  to amateur  radio  as recognized  by  the
foundation's Directors. The prizes are in the form of a plaque and a monetary
* Joseph L. Arcure, Jr., W3HNK $2,000 for his long service to DXers as a  QSL
  manager. Joe's efforts on behalf of DXer's everywhere promote international
  goodwill by  facilitating cultural  exchanges  between operators  that  may
  never meet in person, yet share a common bond of DX operation.
* Sheldon C. Shallon, W6EL  $2,000 for his  work with propagation  prediction
  software. By  making propagation  more accessible,  Shel has  done much  to
  advance the technical skills of HF operators in understanding the  physical
  environment of radio.
* James Brooks,  9V1YC $2,000  for DXpedition  organization and  videography.
  James' professional videos make the skills  and excitement of DX  operating
  and expeditioning more accessible to hams that haven't yet tried DXing  and
  to non-hams alike.
* Jukka  Salomaa,  OH2BUA  and  Antti  Kantola,  OH5TB  $2,000  (shared)  for
  conceiving, operating, and maintaining the DX Summit, the first widely-used
  Web-based spotting network portal. They created  a tool that  fundamentally
  changed the nature of HF operating, a true advancement of the radio art.

+ SILENT KEY + Alan Wright, 9H1AW died tragically on 22 January when he  fell
from his tower. He was 71 and an active 160m and VHF DXer. He is survived  by
his wife Maureen, 9H1JN. [TNX W9DX]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3C7Y, 3D2OK, 3D2XA,  3DA0RH,
3W3W,  3XA8DX,  4L1MA,  4O7A,  4W6GH,  5J0A,  5L2MS,  5R8GZ,  5R8RJ,   5X1NH,
5Z4/JK1FNL, 6F75A,  6V7D,  6V7H, 6W1SE,  7Q7BP,  7Z1HL, 8P2K,  8P9MN,  8P9NX,
8R1XR, 8R1XT, 9G5XA,  9J2BO, 9M2/PG5M/6, 9M6XRO,  9U0X, 9X0VB, A71BX,  AX6XX,
(EU-070), FR/OH2YY,  FS5KA, G7GLW/P  (EU-011), GJ0KYZ,  H40MY, HC2AQ,  HC2SL,
HI3C, HI3TEJ, HK0/K3WT, HK0/N0AT, HK0/W0OR, HK6K, HR2DMR, HR9/WR7R  (NA-057),
HZ1MD/m (AS-193), J20RR, J28JA, J3/SP9BQJ,  J5X, J6/DL7AFS, J8/W6JKV,  J88DR,
JD1BMM, K9RR/4 (NA-058), KC4AAA, KH0/JR4GPA, KL2R, KL7J, KP2/K5YG,  KP2/NY6X,
KP4SQ, LQ5H, LR4A,  LS2D, LX/PA2CW, MU0FAL,  N4R (NA-110),  N8S, OE1A,  OF0Z,
RA0ALM, RW1AC,  RW2F, S07X,  S50U, SJ9WL,  T30XX, T32Z,  T77C, T88IW,  T88PR,
YS/K9GY,  Z29KM,  ZB2X,  ZD7X,  ZD8QD,  ZF2PI,  ZK1KAT,  ZK3RE,   ZL7/SP9BQJ,


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