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23 February 2008                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 877
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A      - Carlos, EA1DVY will be active as  3A/EA1DVY from Monaco between  23
          February and 3 March. He will  concentrate on 160 metres SSB  (look
          for him around 1843 kHz), and  will participate in  both the CQ  WW
          160M SSB and ARRL DX SSB contests. QSL via home call. [TNX EA1DVY]
5Z      - Sigi, DL7DF will be active as 5Z4HW from Diani Beach, Kenya from 27
          February to 11 March. He plans  to operate "as often as  possibile"
          on all bands and modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Sigi's
          website is at http://www.dl7df.com [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
6W      - Alessandro, IK4ALM  will be  active as  6W/IK4ALM from  Senegal  on
          16-27 March. He plans to operate holiday style on 10-40 metres with
          100 watts to a groundplane.  QSL via home  call, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX IK4ALM]
BV      - Expect BU2AI to  operate again as  BU2AI/9 from  the Matsu  Islands
          (AS-113) between 1  and 20 March.  He operates  CW and  SSB in  his
          spare time, and during his first  activity (5-19 February) he  made
          some 1200 QSOs. QSL via home  call, direct or bureau. Please  visit
          Visit http://bu2ai.tripod.com/BU2AI-9-Matsu-2008.htm for updates.
C9      - Frosty/K5LBU (C91CF),  Tom/NQ7R (C91TK),  Jay/W5SL (callsign  TBA),
          Bill/NZ5N (callsign  TBA)  and Hal/ZS6WB  (callsign  TBA)  will  be
          active from Mozambique between 16 and 31 July. They plan to operate
          CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY on  160-6 metres with  two stations. QSL  via
          home call. If interested in joining the expedition, please  contact
          K5LBU (frosty1@pdq.net)  for more  details. The  web page  for  the
          operation is at http://www.tdxs.net/C9.html
FS & FJ - Yannick, F6FYD (HH2FYD) will leave Haiti early next month.  Between
          8 and 12 March  he  will be  on St. Martin  (FS) and St.  Bathelemy
          (FJ) before heading back to France. [TNX F6AJA]
GD & GJ - Peter, K8PT and Craig, K3PLV will be active as MD/K8PT and MD/K3PLV
          from the Isle of Man (EU-116)  on 19-21 March,  and as MJ/K8PT  and
          MJ/K3PLV from Jersey (EU-013) on 22-27  March. QSL via home  calls.
          Check    http://home.roadrunner.com/~crahill/    for     additional
          information. "Since this  is our first  time on the  Isle of  Man",
          Peter says, "we would be interested  as to what needs there are  in
          the DX community (bands/modes). Please e-mail k8pt@arrl.net".
HK0     - Six members of the Texas DX  Society (namely Bill/K5WAF,  Jim/N4AL,
          Keith/NM5G, Paul/W5PF, Chuck/W5PR and  Cal/WF5W) will operate  from
          San Andres  Island  (NA-033) on  1-6  March, ARRL  DX  SSB  Contest
          included. They  plan to  use two  separate stations  with beam  and
          vertical antennas.  After the  contest,  they will  use  individual
          callsigns on  SSB, CW  and digital  modes on  the major  HF  bands.
          Callsign assignments are pending. QSL for  all via W5PF. Logs  will
          be uploaded  to  LoTW.  The  web page  for  the  expedition  is  at
J8      - Dave, G3TBK will be active as  J88DR from St. Vincent (NA-109)  for
          the ARRL DX SSB Contest. During the week after the contest he  will
          operate CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV on all bands. [TNX NG3K]
OH      - Jukka, OH4MFA  will  be active  as  OH4MFA/1  from  Kustavi  Island
          (EU-096) on  23-24  February. He  will  participate in  the  CQ  WW
          160-Meter SSB Contest  and will also  operate CW on  20, 30 and  40
          metres, with 100 watts  and vertical antennas.  QSL via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
OK      - Back in March  1978 Vladimir Remek  was the  first Czechoslovak  in
          space, as well as the first cosmonaut from a country other than the
          Soviet Union  or  the United  States.  To commemorate  that  event,
          special station OL30SPACE  will be active  on 1-30  March. QSL  via
          OK1TIR. [TNX OK1TIR]
PJ7     - Look for Bil, PJ7/W8EB (and Dorothy, W8DVC) to be active from  Sint
          Maarten (NA-105) from 24  February through 23  March. Plans are  to
          operate CW,  SSB,  PSK31  and RTTY  on  10-160  metres.  W8EB  will
          participate in the ARRL SSB DX  Contest as PJ7B. All QSL via  W8EB.
          [TNX NG3K]
TI      - Twelve members of the Southeastern DX Club will be operating TI50DX
          during the ARRL DX Phone contest (1-2 March). This activity is part
          of the celebration of the SEDXC's  50th anniversary. QSL via  N4NX.
          Look for the operators using their  individual call signs prior  to
          the contest. [TNX NG3K]
V2      - Nobby, G0VJG (V25V) reports he will be back to Antigua (NA-100)  on
          28-30 March, for the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via G4DFI.
V3      - Michael, DF8AN will be active (on the HF bands mainly CW) as  V31MN
          from Caye Caulker (NA-073) and Ambergris Caye (NA-073), Belize from
          23 February to 9 March. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
V3      - John, W5JON  and  his wife  Cathy,  W5HAM will  be  vacationing  on
          Ambergris Caye (NA-073), Belize on 26-31 March. John will be active
          again as V31FB on 160-6 metres  SSB, including a SOAB entry in  the
          CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX W5JON]
VK      - The VK6 DX Chasers Club (DXCC) will be active as VK6FAU from  Faure
          Island (OC-206) from 26 March to 1 April, including a  Multi-Single
          entry in the CQ WW WPX  SSB Contest. The operators (VK6JX,  VK6APK,
          VK6NU, VK6YEL,  VK6EH, VK6TT,  VK6HRC, VK6HTW  and VK6XI)  will  be
          active on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes, and they will also
          give 160m a try. QSL via VK6NE, direct or bureau. They have a  blog
          at http://vk6fau.wordpress.com/ [TNX VK6APK]
VP5     - Bill/KX4WW, Vic/W4VIC, Noll/W9RN and Bruce/W4OV  will be active  as
          VP5/homecall from 24 March to 1 April. QSL via home call. They will
          participate in the CQ WW WPX  SSB Contest as VQ59W (QSL via  KX4WW,
          direct only; logs will be uploaded to LoTW). [TNX N1BAA]
VP8_fi  - Ulli, DL2AH will  be active  from Pebble  Island, Falkland  Islands
          (SA-002) from 26 February to 13  March. He will operate mainly  SSB
          with some  RTTY on  40-10  metres. QSL  via  home call,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX NG3K]
YN      - Roberto, IV3IYH will be active as H7/IV3IYH from Nicaragua from  28
          February to 11 March, including an entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest
          as HT2N. Outside the contest  activity will be  mostly CW with  and
          emphasis on 12, 17, 30 metres and the low bands. QSL both callsigns
          via IK2ILH, direct or bureau. E-mail requests for bureau cards  can
          be sent to ik2ilh@libero.it [TNX IV3IYH]
YN      - Alex/YV5SSB, Jose/YV5TX and possibly others will be active as YN2YV
          from Granada, Nicaragua on 17-21 March. Plans are to have at  least
          two stations 160-10 metres,  plus 60 and  6 metres. Experienced  CW
          and/or RTTY  operators who  may be  willing to  join the  team  are
          invited to send an e-mail  to 4m5dx@gmail.com; further  information
          can be found at http://www.yn2yv.4m5dx.info. QSL via IT9DAA. Logs
          will be uploaded to LoTW.

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (SSB) --->  Object of the contest is for  amateurs
worldwide to work  as many  US States,  Canadian provinces  and countries  as
possible   on   160   metres   SSB   (full    rules   cand   be   found    at
http://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 23 February through 23.59 UTC on the 24th):
Call         DXCC                    QSL via
3A/EA1DVY    Monaco                  EA1DVY
5K3W         Colombia                HK3W
C6ANM        Bahamas                 qrz.com
CN3A         Morocco                 I2WIJ
HI3C         Dominican Republic      ON4IQ
HI3T         Dominican Republic      ON4IQ
IH9/W1NA     (African) Italy         W1NA
IH9YMC       (African) Italy         IH9YMC
LQ5H         Argentina               EA5KB
LX7I         Luxembourg              LX2A
OH4MFA/1     Finland                 OH4MFA
TC2T         Turkey                  TA2MW
VP6DX        Ducie Island            DL6LAU
YW5CQ        Venezuela               IT9DAA
ZD7X         St. Helena              W0MM
ZP0R         Paraguay                ZP5AZL
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing maitained by
Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160s2008.html - good contest to  you

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

DXCC NEWS ---> The 3Y0E operation from Bouvet Island (December  2007-February
2008) has been approved for DXCC credit.  If you had cards rejected for  this
operation, please send  an e-mail to  the ARRL DXCC  Desk (dxcc@arrl.org)  to
have your DXCC record updated.

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Bill, K8ZBY  says he is still  getting cards for  9K2FM,
but he is not and has never been the QSL manager for this station.

active from Kosova with licences issued by UNMIK (the United Nations  Mission
In Kosovo) on 16-21 February, "in  an effort to  support and help  revitalize
Amateur Radio locally".  QSL YU8/homecall via  home calls,  QSL YU8/OH2R  via
OH2BN. As for the DXCC status  of Kosova, it will be added  to the DXCC  list
(1) it becomes a member of the UN, or (2)  if it receives a prefix bloc  from
the ITU. The date upon which either (1) or (2) occurs will be the event  date
(see http://www.arrl.org/blog/DXCC%20Dialog).

QSL HV50VR ---> Please note that the new address for the QSL manager (IW0GPN)
is: Alessandro Carletti, P. O. Box 123, 33085 Maniago - PN, Italy.

QSL SU8BHI ---> Gab, HA3JB (http://www.qsl.net/ha3jb) has received the  cards
from the printer and direct requests  are being answered. If  you do not  get
your card, please feel free to e-mail him (ha3jb@t-email.hu)

QSL ZB2EO ---> John, ZB2EO (G4JTC)  says that RW6HS is  not his QSL  manager.
Cards should be sent direct only to John J. Bautista, 47 Valiant House, Varyl
Begg Estate, Gibraltar.

QSL VIA K3IRV ---> Effective immediately,  due to the  illness of the  former
QSL manager  (K3PD),  Irv, K3IRV  has  taken over  the  QSL  duties  for  the
following calls: 5N0NAS, 5Z4ES, 9Z4DI, BX2/NE3H, C95WH, EL2JH, FM5WE,  OX3SA,
ZS6CCY and ZS9X. Irv will answer all  cards received either direct or by  the
bureau. Any cards received without sufficient return postage will be returned
via the bureau. [TNX K3IRV]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported  Silent Keys include Harvey Hiller  (K6QK),
Bob Cheek (W3VT), John R. Beck  (W4AI), Jordan Mash (WB2QLP) and Rod  Dinkins
(AC6V), the creator  of the world-renowned  "Amateur Radio  and DX  Reference
Guide" (www.ac6v.com).


QSLs received    direct or    through managers:  3B7C,  3C7Y,  3DA0ZO,  3Y0E,
4L/UU4JMG, 4O3A, 4O3B,  4S7NE, 4U1WRC, 4X4BL,  5B4AGC, 5B4AHA, 5B8AD,  5H1CM,
5L2MS, 5N8NDP, 5R8GZ, 6E4LM, 6W1SJ, 8P5A,  9G5ZZ, 9H20, 9J2VB, 9M2AX,  9X0VB,
9Y4AA, A45WD, A45XR,  AA8LL/4 (NA-076),  AH0V, AH2L,  BY1TX/4 (AS-146),  C4N,
HP4/W4JKC (NA-088),  HQ9R,  HV50VR, HV5PUL,  J28OO,  JD1BMH,  JT1CO,  KC4AAA,
KG6DX, KL1V,  LU2QC,  LU7YS, MM0EAX  (EU-009),  OJ0B, OM4EX,  OX/NA1SA,  P3F,
RA1QQ, RW0LT, S51IV, S59A, S79AB, S79UU,  ST2A, SV2ASP/A, SV9/DL6FBL,  T77NM,
T88LY, T88RY, T88YU,  TA3J, TN6X, TN9Z,  TO5FJ, TR50R,TR8CA, UA0ZC,  UE1SNA/1
(EU-162), US5XD, V31BH,  V63LR, V73KN,  V73NT, V8FWP,  V8FWU, VI9NI,  VK9ANH,
YI9X, YL2SM, YL3FT,  YM1907FB, YN2S,  YN9H, YS3/I2JIN,  Z22JE, Z29KM,  ZB2FK,


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