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1 March 2008                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 878
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

C6     - Randy, W6SJ will be active  as C6AWS from  Grand Bahama (NA-080)  on
         6-12 March. He plans to  operate holiday style  with an emphasis  on
         30, 17 and  12 metres, "as  there seems  to be  special interest  in
         them". QSL via home call. [TNX W6SJ]
DL     - Clubstation DARC Ortsverband will be active as DA0HEL and DL0IH from
         Helgoland Island  (EU-127) with  the special  DOK "HEL2008"  from  1
         through 31 March. QSL via DF6QC, bureau preferred. [TNX VA3RJ]
EA     - Adolfo, EA7TV  wil  be  active  as  EA5/EA7TV  from  Tabarca  Island
         (EU-093) on 6-9  March. Expect him  to operate mainly  on 20 and  40
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX EA7TV]
FO0    - The TX5C  team set  sail on  28 February  around 3.00  UTC and  will
         operate as  FO5A/mm while  en route  to Clipperton  Atoll  (NA-011).
         Conditions permitting, they should  be QRV from  the island on  7-17
         March. Announced frequencies are as follows:
                  CW      SSB         RTTY
         160m   1827     1847          -
         80m    3507     3797        3577
         40m    7007     7057        7037
         30m   10107      -          10127
         20m   14027    14197/14227  14077
         17m   18078    18147        18107
         15m   21027    21295        21077
         12m   24897    24947        24927
         10m   28027    28497        28077
         6m    50107    50127          -
         The pilots will be Dave Anderson/K4SV (k4sv@yahoo.com),  Jean-Michel
         Duthilleul/F6AJA  (f6aja@escaut.net)   and  Chris   Sauvageot/DL5NAM
         (force12@web.de). QSL via N7CQQ, direct  (P.O. Box 31553,  Laughlin,
         Nevada 89028,   USA) or bureau.  The log will  be uploaded to  LoTW.
         Bookmark http://www.clipperton2008.org/ for futher information,  log
         search and and regular updates.
FR     - Jean-Pierre, F5HIJ will operate as FR/F5HIJ from Reunion (AF-016) on
         3-31 March. Look for him to  be active between 18  and 20 UTC.  [TNX
H4     - Bernhard, DL2GAC will be  active once again  as H44MS from  Honiara,
         Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), Solomon Islands between 4 March and  28
         April. Hermann, DL2NUD will be  joining him until  7 April. The  two
         plan to operate 2 metre EME WSJT from grid locator QI90xn.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
HK0    - 5J0E will be  the callsign the  Texas DX Society  team [425DXN  877]
         will be using from San Andres during the ARRL DX SSB Contest. During
         all other times, they will  be signing HK0/homecall  on SSB, CW  and
         digital modes.  The operators  (WF5W, W5PF,  NM5G, K5WAF,  W5PR  and
         N4AL) will be on the island from 1 to 6 March. QSL for all callsigns
         via W5PF. [TNX W9DX]
KH9    - Colin, WA2YUN is on work assignment on Wake Island (OC-053) "for  an
         extended period".  He  will  be  operating  as  WA2YUN/KH9  as  time
         permits. QSL via K2PF. [TNX K2PF]
PJ2    - Chad, WE9V  is active  as PJ2/WE9V  from  Curacao (SA-006)  until  4
         March.  QSL  via  home  call  (direct,  bureau  or  LoTW).  He  will
         participate in the  ARRL DX SSB  Contest as  PJ2T (QSL  via N9AG  or
         LoTW). [TNX WE9V]
V2     - Chris, M0AJT will  be signing V26CC  from Antigua  (NA-100) on  1-14
         March, BERU Contest  included. He plans  to operate  mainly CW  with
         some SSB using 100 watts and a multiband vertical. [TNX K1XN]
VK     - John, K8UP  and  Marsha, N8FE  will  be active  holiday  style  from
         Australia on 3-13 March. Expect them to operate as VK4AIJ and VK4AII
         on 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB. QSL via N8FE; logs will be uploaded  to
         LoTW. [TNX N8FE]
W      - Curtis, KI6KUK and possibily other operators  from the Palos  Verdes
         Amateur Radio Club (www.palosverdes.com/pvarc) will operate as  K6PV
         from Santa Catalina  Island (NA-066) from  about 22 UTC  on 6  March
         through about 23 UTC on the 10th.  Expect activity on 20, 40 and  80
         metres SSB. QSL via K6PV. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX  CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the  contest is for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations  in as many DXCC  countries as possible  on
160, 80,  40,  20, 15,  and  10 metre  bands,  while foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in as many of the
48 contiguous states and provinces as  possible (complete rules can be  found
at   http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2008/intldx.html).   The    following
stations have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from  00.00
UTC on 1 March through 24.00 UTC on the 2nd):
Call         DXCC                QSL
3A/EA1DVY    Monaco              EA1DVY
5J0E         San Andres          W5PF
6Y1V         Jamaica             OH3RB
8P1A         Barbados            NN1N
C6ANM        Bahamas             qrz.com
CV5K         Uruguay             CX2ABC
CW6V         Uruguay             W3HNK
EA8OM        Canary Islands      DJ1OJ
HC8A         Galapagos           KU9C
HI3C         Dominican Republic  ON4IQ
HR2DMR       Honduras            HR2DMR
HT2N         Nicaragua           IK2ILH
IR9Y         Italy               IT9ABY
J37K         Grenada             AC8G
J88DR        St. Vincent         G3TBK
JT1BV        Mongolia            JT1BV
KP2M         US Virgin Islands   AI4U
LT1F         Argentina           AC7DX
P40A         Aruba               WD9DZV
PJ2T         Netherlands Ant.    N9AG
PJ7B         Sint Maarten        W8EB
S21YV        Bangladesh          KX7YT
T40C         Cuba                N1KI
TF3CW        Iceland             LX1NO
TO5A         Martinique          F5VHJ
TI50DX       Costa Rica          N4NX
TI8M         Costa Rica          TI2KAC
TM2B         France              F8CIL
UU5A         Ukraine             K2PF
V26X         Antigua             K1XX
VP9/W6PH     Bermuda             W6PH
WP4I         Puerto Rico         W3HNK
XW1B         Laos                E21EIC
Give also a look at the Announced Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K
at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2008.html

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

QSL 8R1PY ---> The direct requests  received so far  have been processed  and
mailed, PY4KL says. He also reports he is not the QSL manager for HH/PS7EB.

VP6DX ---> VP6DX went QRT from Ducie Island on 27 February at 13.59 UTC after
logging nearly  183,700  QSOs and  breaking  several records,  including  the
record for the largest number of  contacts made by any radio expedition.  The
on-line log has been updated (www.vp6dx.com) and the band/mode breakdowns are
as follows:
         CW     SSB    RTTY     Band
160m   5097    1574       0     6671
80m    9756    8592       0    18348
40m   14487   14935       1    29423
30m   10576       0    3699    14275
20m   12852   17205    3479    33536
17m   11813   16603    3073    31489
15m   12366   15526       0    27892
12m    6046    7215       0    13261
10m    4301    4490       0     8791
6m        0       0       0        0
Mode  87294   86140   10252   183686

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A/EA1DVY   EA1DVY      FJ/SP3IPB   SP3IPB      LY90Y       LY2CY
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      FJ/SP6IXF   SP6IXF      LZ05ANT     LZ3SM
3Z10UM      SQ9UM       FJ/SP7VC    SP7VC       LZ08IPY     LZ3SM
4L1MA       ON4RU       FK8DD       LZ1JZ       LZ130LO     LZ1KZA
4S7BRG      HB9BRM      FK8GX       W3HNK       MJ0AWR      K2WR
4U1UN       HB9BOU      FR5EZ       F8CHM       N2D         N2MFT
5H1HD       OK1HDU      GB0ANT      M3ZYZ       N5T/ANT     W5BOS
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      GJ2A        K2WR        OL5COTA     OK2SJI
5W1VE       DL9HCU      GM7V        M0CMK       OY3QN       OZ1ACB
5X1NH       G3RWF       H7/IV3IYH   IK2ILH      P40LE       K2LE
5Z4HW       DL7DF       HA800LP     HA0LP       PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA
6W2SC       HA3AUI      HA800MO     HA0MO       PJ4O        N4GG
6Y1V        OH3RB       HA800NAR    HA0NAR      R3ANT       RN3ANT
7X5JF       DJ8QP       HA801CW     HA1CW       R6ANT       UA6HPR
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HA802ERO    HA2ERO      S01MZ       EA1BT
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      HA806NF     HA6NF       SB1658OZ    SK7JC
7Z1UG       DG1XG       HA80MRASZ   HA1DAE      SC1658OZ    SK7BQ
8J3GOSE     JA3ZNJ      HB0/N0MX    DJ2MX       SK1658OZ    SK7BQ
8P9JG       NN1N        HB9ICE      HB9BHY      ST2BSS      ST2M
8P9RY       AA6YQ       HC2SL       EA5KB       SU9HP       SC6A
8R1PW       G3SWH       HC2AQ       EA5KB       SY2V        SV2GJV
8S0PSK      SM0KCR      HG1848I     HA3HK       T32OU       N7OU
9A70LPC     9A7KM       HI3C        ON4IQ       T32YA       W7YAQ
9A73AA      9A2AA       HI3T        ON4IQ       T32Z        K3IRV
9K2PL       EA5KB       HR9/WQ7R    AI4U        T99D        DJ2MX
9K2YM       EA5KB       HS0AC       HS0ZFZ      TC2T        TA2MW
9K47NLD     9K2HN       IA0ANT      I0YKN       TM0ANT      F6KDF
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      IA0IPY      I0YKN       TM1ANT      F5SIH
9M6XRO      M5AAV       IA3GM       IV3LNQ      TM1R        F6KVP
9Q1TB       SM5DJZ      II1ANT      IZ1GJK      TM2OFL      F5KFL
9Q1EK       SM5DJZ      II2ANT      I2JJR       TM5H        F4ABC
A71EM       EA7FTR      II2EFA      IW2MNO      TM5ICE      F5IL
A71CT       EA7FTR      II3ANT      IZ3DBA      TM6M        F4DXW
AI4GN/AH0   7K3BKY      II5ANT      IZ5BTC      TM8ANT      F8DVD
AO1WAP      EA1CS       IO2ANT      I2AZ        TO5A        F5VHJ
C21DL       DJ2EH       IO4T        IZ4JMA      TR8CA       F6CBC
C4EURO      5B4AGC      IO4WAP      IK4QIB      UE3YAR/P    MM0DFV
C6AGU       HA7RY       IP0ANT      IZ0HAM      UK8FF       W3HNK
C91R        CT1BXT      IP0WAP      IW1CYZ      UN3M        EA7FTR
CN2XW       G5XW        IQ8IPY      IK8WEJ      UN7QF       EX2A
CN3A        I2WIJ       IR0ANT      IK0JFS      V26F        W1MD
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      IR0IPY      IZ0HTW      V31JZ/p     NN7A
CN8IG       EA7FTR      IR1ANT      I1HYW       V31MN       DF8AN
CN8KD       EA5XX       IR2WAP      IK2FIQ      V31TP       WC0W
CN8SG       EA7FTR      IR8PS       I8ACB       V31YN/P     DJ4KW
CN8YE       EA7FTR      IR8WAP      IK8WEJ      V44KJ       WB2TSL
CO2WF       N1KI        IU8ANT      I8QJU       V49A        V44NK
CO7EH       AD4C        J20MB       F4FMI       V55SRT      IZ8EDJ
CO7PH       W3HNK       J28JA       F5JFU       VA2WAP      VE2LHP
CO8TW       HB9SVT      J28OO       K2PF        VA3AAO      VE3XN
CP6XE       IK6SNR      J37LR       VE3EBN      VA3WAP      VA3NQ
CT9L        DJ6QT       J37T        VE3EBN      VA7AAW      VE7IG
CV5K        CX2ABC      J47XCF      SV7FSK      VP6DX       DL6LAU
DA0ANT      DC2SF       J79XBI      SM5FWW      VP8DIF      DJ9ZB
DM800BFD    DL3JVN      J7DX        W9IU        VP8DLG      DL2AH
DR25RIN     DL8OBQ      JA6WFM/HC5  JA6VU       VU2BMS      DL2GAC
E51WWA      AD7AF       K4A         K6EID       W7G         W7BJN
EA8/OH6L    OH2BYS      K9A/ANT     K9PPY       WH2D        K3UOC
EE5E        K1DG        KG6WTW/KH2  JF1TEU      XU7ACY      W2EN
EF5K        EA5KB       KP2ZZ       G4OOC       XU7XRO      M5AAV
EG5Y        EA5CY       LQ5H        EA5KB       YB4IPY      I0YKN
EG7DCA      EA7URS      LR2F        LU2FA       YE2IPY      YB2TJV
EK3AA       IK2QPR      LX7I        LX2A        YQ2ANT      YO2BP
EK3GM       IK2QPR      LY90A       LY2ZZ       YU8/OH2R    OH2BN
EK6DM       DK6CW       LY90BY      LY3BY       YU8BH       VK1AA
EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      LY90CM      LY1CM       ZD7X        W0MM
ES90E       ES5JR       LY90FW      LY1FW       ZD8RH       G4DBW
ES90M       ES1QD       LY90M       LY3M        ZF2AH       W6VNR
ES90X       ES7FU       LY90MM      LY2MM       ZF2NE       W5ASP
ET3JA       OK3AA       LY90Q       LY4Q        ZP0R        ZP5AZL
EV5IPY      EW4IDP      LY90W       LY3W        ZP9EH       K5WW
EY8MM       K1BV        LY90X       LY3X        ZV8M        PT2OP

AD7AF   Richard L Lemke, P.O. Box 1038, Ocean Park, WA 98640, USA
DJ2EH   Dieter Hornburger, Grabengasse 7, 96185 Schoenbrunn, Germany
DL6LAU  Carsten Esch, Drosselweg 3, 21376 Salzhausen, Germany
DL9HCU  Udo Moeller, Mienenbuettel 4, 21629 Neu Wulmstorf, Germany
G3SWH   Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5HQ,
K2PF    Ralph G. Fariello, 23 Old Village Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4008,
K3IRV   Irving L. Mc Wherter, 11910 Coronada Place, Kensington, MD
        20895-2323, USA
N7OU    William J. Vanderheide, 333 NW 9th Ave Apt 913, Portland, OR 97209,
NN7A    Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert, CO 81418, USA
OH2BN   Jarmo J. Jaakola, Kiilletie 5 C 30, Helsinki 00710, Finland
T61AA   Ross Ballantyne, PO Box 99, World Trade Centre, Victoria 8005,
W7YAQ   Robert S. Norin, P.O. Box 2188, Sisters, OR 97759, USA


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