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8 March 2008                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 879
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B      - Slavo, SP2JMB reports he will operate mostly CW as 3B9/SP2JMB  from
          Rodrigues (AF-017)  on  1-8 April  and  3B8/SP2JMB  from  Mauritius
          (AF-049) on 9-24 April.
5T      - Rich/DK8YY,  Oli/DL2ARD,  Rene/DL2JRM,  Ralf/DL3JJ,   Ingolf/DL4JS,
          Dan/DL5SE and Andi/DL7ZZ will be active from Nouakchott, Mauritania
          on 15-30 March,  CQ WW  WPX SSB  Contest included.  QSL via  DH7WW,
          direct  or   bureau.   Further  information   can   be   found   at
6W      - Six  members  of  SSRA,  Southwest  Scania  Radioamateurs   (namely
          Ronnie/SM7DKF,    Goran/SM7DLK,    Mats/SM7DXQ,    Christer/SM7KJH,
          Tore/SM7MPM and Michael/SM7TGA) will be active as 6V7I from Senegal
          on 6-12 April. They will operate from the QTH of 6W7RV and activity
          is planned on 10-160 metres SSB  and CW with two stations  equipped
          with one amplifier, monoband yagis for  10, 15 and 20 metres and  a
          Titanex vertical for the other bands. QSL via SM7DXQ. [TNX SM7MPM]
6Y      - Frank, K3TRM will be  active again from  Jamaica (NA-097) on  14-23
          March. He will operate as  K3TRM/6Y5 on 80-10  metres SSB, CW,  and
          RTTY, and he has also received  permission to operate on 60  metres
          for the first time from Jamaica.  QSL via my  home call, direct  or
          bureau. Logs will  be uploaded to  LoTW. Additional information  is
          available at http://www.k3trm.com/ [TNX K3TRM]
9M6     - John, 9M6XRO, and Steve,  9M6DXX will operate  as 9M6XRO/P (CW  and
          RTTY) and  9M6DXX/P  (SSB) from  Labuan  Island (OC-133)  on  16-17
          March, with a high-power station and  antennas close to the  ocean.
          The antennas are a Butternut  HF6V for 10-80  metres, a dipole  for
          17m and  an inverted-L  with 42ft  vertical  section for  80m.  QSL
          9M6XRO/P via M5AAV, direct or bureau. QSL 9M6DXX/P either via M5AAV
          (direct or bureau) or direct to Steve Telenius-Lowe, WDT 527, 88905
          Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. [TNX 9M6DXX]
9M6_spr - Ed, N1UR and  Christine, KB1PQN confirm  they will  be active  from
          Layang Layang,  Spratly  Islands (AS-051)  in  a  couple  of  weeks
          [425DXN 865]. They will  be using 9M6/N1UR  for both stations,  and
          activity will begin approximately at 8 UTC on 22 March until around
          00.00 UTC  on the  30th.  Although "with  a  small crew  and  light
          equipment", they say, this operation "will  be a serious one",  and
          will focus "on the most needed bands in North America and  Europe".
          There will be a station on 160 or 80 metres CW from 10.30-13.00 UTC
          and 21-23 UTC daily. Donations to help defray the significant extra
          baggage charges will be gratefully accepted. QSL via K2RET. The web
          site for the operation is at http://www.n1urspratly.com/ [TNX N1UR]
9X      - 9X0R will be  active from  Rwanda on  16-27 March  [425DXN 873].  A
          large group  of  operators  (namely  Roberto/EA2RY,  Gerard/EA3EXV,
          Manuel/EA4DRV, Ruben/EA5BZ, Javi/EA5KM, Toni/EA5RM,  Manuel/EA7AJR,
          Javi/EC4DX,    Bernard/F9IE,    Gianfranco/I0ZY,     Massimo/I8NHJ,
          Fabrizio/IN3ZNR and Dimitri/UY7CW) plans to  operate with at  least
          three stations at  the same  on different  bands and  modes on  the
          following announced frequencies:
          CW    28024  24894  21024  18074  14024  10104  7004  3504  1824
          SSB   28495  24945  21295  18145  14195    -    7065  3795  1845
          RTTY  28080  24920  21080  18100  14080  10140  7035    -     -
          QSL via EA5RM. Further information, on-line  logs included, can  be
          found at http://www.9x0r.com/
BV      - BV8BC, BV8BQ, BV8SE and BX8AD  will be active  as BV9O from  Orchid
          Island (AS-155) on 28-31 March. QSL via BV8BC. [TNX BV8BC]
CO      - Lazaro/CO2WL, Gamboa/CO3VK, Jorge/CO3LF, Sandor/CO7SF,  Josue/CO7RR
          and Gerardo/CO7GG will be active as T47C from Cayo Romano  (NA-086)
          on 24-27 April. They plan to  operate CW (1830, 3505, 7010,  10110,
          14020, 18070, 21010, 24895 and 28020  kHz), SSB (1850, 3720,  7050,
          14200, 18145, 21250, 24940  and 28490 kHz)  and RTTY (7035,  14080,
          18100 and  21080).  QSL  direct  to  IZ8EBI  (www.qslman.eu).  [TNX
DL      - Axel/DH8AK, Sebastian/DO6ELW, Dirk/DK4DJ and Henning/DK9LB will  be
          active as homecall/p from Fehmarn Island  (EU-128) on 14-21  March.
          They plan to operate SSB and  PSK31 on 10-80  metres, plus 2m  SSB.
          QSL via home calls, direct or by the bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
FO0     - The TX5C team dropped anchor at Clipperton Atoll at 06.45 UTC on  5
          March. They have decided to set up all the equipment before  making
          the first QSO. According to the  latest update on the  DXpedition's
          website, dated 7 March, the operators expect to "be on the air most
          likely starting this evening" (local time, i.e. in the UTC  morning
          of  8  March).  Check  out  www.clipperton2008.com  for   pictures,
          personal journal entries from team members, up to date  information
          and more.  QSL  via N7CQQ,  direct  or bureau.  The  logs  will  be
          uploaded to LoTW.
FR/G    - The expedition to the Glorioso Islands (AF-011), originally planned
          to take  place  in May  2005  and postponed  twice,  has  not  been
          cancelled. Jean-Michel, F6AJA, editor of Les Nouvelles DX,  reports
          first hand  information  and  says  that  "the  crew  has  got  the
          permission  to   land"  and   is  currently   working  to   arrange
          transportation for an early May trip.  The expedition is likely  to
          start between  5-9 May  and remain  active  "for some  weeks".  The
          operators (F5PTM,  F5IRO, F6KIN,  F8CRS, F5PRU  and possibly  three
          others) will try to have three or four stations. Sponsors are being
          sought and can contact Didier, F5OGL. A nice collection of Glorioso
          QSL cards  can  be  found  on  http://lesnouvellesdx.fr  (click  on
          Galerie de QSL).
FJ      - Patrick, F6CMH  will  be active  as  FJ/F6CMH from  St.  Barthelemy
          (NA-146) on 13-22 March. He plasn  to operate mainly SSB on 20  and
          40 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX F5NQL]
HH      - Yannick, F6FYD  (HH2FYD)  will  try to  be  active  once  again  as
          HH2FYD/6 from Ile a Vache (NA-149)  on 21-23 March, before  leaving
          Haiti on the 26th. QSL via F6FYD. [TNX F5NQL]
HH      - Jan, K4QD and Don, AF4Z  will be at  the Northwest Haiti  Christian
          Mission from 24 March to 4 April. They will operate as HH4/K4QD and
          HH4/AF4Z on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY as time permits. The will
          also participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via home  calls,
          direct, LoTW or bureau. [TNX K4QD]
HR      - The HQ8R expedition to Great Swan Island (NA-035)  [425DXN 866]  is
          confirmed to take  place for a  few days between  15 and 23  March.
          Participating operators include HR2DMR, HR2DX, HR2J, HR2MD, HR2PAC,
          HR7REA, HR9BFS, HR9OGS, K9IMM, NZ5N, W9GL  and WQ7R. There will  be
          up to six stations from 160  to 2 metres.  Expect activity on  SSB,
          CW, RTTY,  EME and  satellite. QSL  via HR2RCH,  direct or  bureau.
          Complete  details  and  information  on   how  contribute  to   the
          expedition can be found at http://www.hondurasdx.com
J8      - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG are  currently active as J8/DL7AFS  and
          J8/DJ7ZG from St.  Vincent (NA-109)  until 20  March. They  operate
          RTTY, PSK and SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or bureau.
          On-line logs are available at http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/
JA      - Look for JS6RRR/JS6  and JI3DST/JS6 to  be active from  Miyako-Jima
          (AS-079) on 18-24 March. Side trips  to Ikema-jima and  Kurima-jima
          are also being planned. QSL via bureau. [TNX JS6RRR]
KL      - KL5O is the special event callsign the Alaska DX Club will be using
          to celebrate Alaska's  50th anniversary  of admission  as the  49th
          state of the United States of America. QSL via AC7DX. [TNX AC7DX]
OH0     - Look for OH0/PA0VHA  (Hans), OH0/PA3BAG  (Jack), OH0/PA2A  (Steve),
          OH0/PA2AM (Wim), OH0/PA3ALK (Wil) and OH0/PB5A (Teun) to be  active
          from the Aland Islands (EU-002) from 24 May to 6 June. They plan to
          operate SSB,  CW,  RTTY and  PSK31  on 160-6  metres  with    three
          stations and a special emphasis on 30, 17 and 12 metres. They  will
          also participate in the CQ WW  WPX CW Contest. QSL via home  calls,
          or direct  to  PA0VHA.  The  web  site  for  the  operation  is  at
          http://www.pa2am.nl/ [TNX PA2AM]
ON      - The radio club OSA in Antwerp will be active as ON70REDSTAR for the
          rest of the year. This special  callsign commemorates the Red  Star
          Line, a  ship  company that  operated  between  Belgium  and  North
          America from 1873 to 1934 (http://www.redstarlinememorial.be/). QSL
          via ON4OSA, direct or bureau. [TNX ON7SS]
SP      - Poland is divided  into 16 provinces,  379 districts  and and  2478
          municipalities. A  newly born  award  programme, the  PGA  (Polskie
          Gminy Award), is issued for contacts  made with stations  operating
          from the various "gminy"  (municipalities). Special event  stations
          SN0PGA (QSL via SP9YJC) and SP0PGA (QSL via SP2FAP) will be  active
          on 11  March-15 May  and 15  March-15 April  respectively.  Further
          information at www.qrz.com/callsign/SP0PGA [TNX SP2FAP]
SU      - Mustapha, DL1BDF will be active from  SU0ARA (the Egyptian  Amateur
          Radio Assembly's club station) on 11-19 March. He is trying to  get
          an authorization to operate on 80 metres, as this band is  reserved
          to the military. [TNX F5NQL]
T8      - Mat/JA1JQY (T88JY), Sasi/JA1KJW (T88KJ) and Kuni/JA8VE (T88VE) will
          be active from Palau (OC-009) on 16-19 April. They will have  three
          transceivers and  one  small amplifier,  with  dipoles  for  160-30
          metres and beams  for the other  bands. Expect T88JY  and T88KJ  to
          operate CW, while  T88VE will operate  SSB and RTTY.  QSL via  home
          calls. [TNX JA1ELY]
TA      - The "TC Special Wireless Activity Team" (http://tcswat.tripod.com/)
          will be active  as TC18M  on 15-19  March to  commemorate the  93rd
          anniversary of the naval battle of 18 March during the  Dardanelles
          Campaign. They will operate mainly on 17, 20 and 40 metres SSB  and
          CW from the  University of  Canakkale on  the Asiatic  side of  the
          Dardanelles, overlooking the  straits where the  battle took  place
          back in 1915. QSL via TA1HZ. [TNX TA1HZ]
TF      - Alex (RA3MR), Artem (RD3MA), Dmitry (RA3MF), Helen (RV3ACA), Valery
          (RZ6AU) and Serge (UA1ANA) will be  active as either TF/RK3MWL  and
          TF/homecall from Iceland on 11-18 March. They plan to emphasize 30,
          17 and 12 metres, as well  as the low bands. They will  participate
          in the Russian DX Contest  (15-16 March) as  TF4Y. QSL via  RV3ACA.
          Complete information  on the  Russian DX  Contest can  be found  at
          http://www.rdxc.org/ [TNX RD3MA]
TF      - Al, LA9SN will be active around the usual IOTA frequencies from the
          Faroe Islands  (EU-018)  on 28  April,  from  the  Westman  Islands
          (EU-071, TF7)  on 1-8  May  and from  the  main island  of  Iceland
          (EU-021) on 9-13  May. He will  operate CW  and SSB  from his  car,
          using a vertical antenna and high power. QSL via home call,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX LA9SN]
TK      - Dragan (9A2SX), Igor (9A3AXX), Hrle (9A6XX) and Marko (9A8MM)  will
          be active as TK/homecall from Corsica (EU-014) on 13-17 March. They
          will participate in the Russian DX Contest as TK/9A8MM. All of  the
          QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [TNX 9A6XX]
TK      - Anne, OH2YL will be active as TK/OH2YL from Corsica on 16-22 March.
          She will operate SSB and CW on  all bands. QSL via home call.  [TNX
V2      - Bob, W4OWY  (V25WY) and  Mark, W9OP  (V25OP)  will be  active  from
          Antigua (NA-100) on 11-17 March. They  plan to operate CW, SSB  and
          RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX VA3RJ]
V6      - Mat/JA1JQY (V63JY), Sasi/JA1KJW (V63JQ) and Kuni/JA8VE (V63VE) will
          be active from Yap  (OC-012), Micronesia on  9-15 April. They  will
          have three transceivers and one small  amplifier, with dipoles  for
          160-30 metres and beams for the other bands. Expect V63JQ (QSL  via
          JA1KJW) and V63JY (QSL via JA1JQY) to operate CW, while V63VE  (QSL
          via JF1OCQ) will operate SSB and RTTY. [TNX JA1ELY]
VE      - The Club Radio Amateur de  Quebec (http://www.craq.qc.ca) has  been
          granted permission to operate as VC2VQ  on 1-30 April to  celebrate
          the 400th anniversary  of the foundation  of Quebec  City. QSL  via
          bureau to VE2CQ. Also, all amateur radio operators in the  Province
          of Quebec have been  authorized to use  special prefixes; Look  for
          VA2 stations to use VG2, and  VE2 stations to  use VX2. [TNX  VA3RJ
          and VA2RC]
VE      - Cezar, VE3LYC  and Ken,  G3OCA will  be  active as  VE3LYC/VO2  and
          VO2/G3OCA from two most wanted IOTA groups this summer. Expect them
          to operate  from  Finger  Hill  Island  (NA-194)  and  Paul  Island
          (NA-205) between 30 July and 4  August. They intend  to be QRV  for
          three days from each island, with two stations on the air from 6 to
          40 metres, CW and SSB. QSL  via VE3LYC, direct or bureau  (stations
          in the UK can confirm via G3OCA). [TNX VE3LYC]
VK      - Bill, VK4FW  might be  active late  next week  for four  days  from
          Fraser Island  (OC-142).  "I  will be  only  barefoot  so  it  will
          primarily be a CW operation when time permits", he says.
VK      - John, VK6HZ  will  operate  holiday   style  (SSB,  PSK,  RTTY  and
          possibly CW) as VK6ARI  from  Rottnest  Island (OC-164) between  27
          March and  3 April,  including an  entry   in the  CQ WW   WPX  SSB
          Contest. He plans to emphasize  17 and 12  metres before and  after
          the contest. Online logs will be available at http://www.vk6hz.com;
          QSL via VK6NE. [TNX VK6HZ]
VK9N    - Masa, VK1ANU (JO2SLZ) will be active as VK9ANU from Norfolk  Island
          (OC-005) from 19 March to 2  April. He will operate  CW and SSB  on
          80-10 metres, with 100 watss into wire beams for the high bands and
          vertical antennas for the  low bands. He  will also participate  in
          the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via JO2SLZ. [TNX VK1ANU]
VP2E    - Franz, DL9GFB (VP2EFB) and Jan, DJ8NK (VP2ENK) will be active  from
          Anguilla (NA-022) from 26 March to  6 April. They will operate  CW,
          SSB, RTTY and PSK on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DJ8NK]
VP2M    - After his  28-30 March  V25V activity  from Antigua  [425DXN  877].
          Nobby, G0VJG will go and operate  (SSB only on the  HF bands and  6
          metres) as VP2MAD from Montserrat (NA-103) on 1-3 April. QSL direct
          to via G4DFI. [TNX NG3K]
VP5     - Nigel, G3TXF will  participate in  the   RSGB Commonwealth  Contest
          (BERU) as VQ5XF from Providenciales,  Caicos Islands (NA-002).  The
          contest runs on CW from 10 UTC on 8 March to 10 UTC on the 9th, and
          it is for QSOs between stations  in the Commonwealth. QSL via  home
ZA      - George, EC2ADN and Kepa, EA2DCF will be active as ZA/homecall  from
          Albania on 15-22 March. They will  operate mainly on 10, 20 and  40
          meters, but they might give 17 and 30 metres a try. [TNX EC2ADN]
ZD9     - Tom, KC0W  (ZD7X) will  depart St.  Helena in  April. His  next  DX
          location will be Tristan da Cunha  (ZD9) and Tom  plans to be  very
          active from  the  island for  4-6  months. Further  information  is
          expected in due course.

PACIFIC TRIP: Rick, AI5P will be active from the Pacific between 15 March and
16 April as follows:
15-23 Mar      AI5P/KH2      Guam (OC-026)
24 Mar-5 Apr   V73PX         Kwajalein (OC-028), Marshall Islands
7-16 Apr       AI5P/KH0      Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086)
He might participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from V73. QSL for all calls
via AI5P. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

4S7DXG ---> A  copy of Ivan's  licence, covering the  period 1 January-1  May
2008, can be found at http://i121171.blogspot.com/. In late December  [425DXN
869] the Radio Society  of Sri Lanka's  Secretary Victor Goonetilleke,  4S7VK
reported that 4S7DXG (UR9IDX) was "operating  without a valid licence".  [TNX

DXCC NEWS ---> DXCC Manager  Bill Moore, NC1L  reports that 3C7Y  (Equatorial
Guinea, 2007 operation) has been approved  for DXCC credit. If you had  cards
rejected for this operation, please send a note  to DXCC to be placed on  the
list for update.

TOP LISTS  ---> The  latest Topband,  Topmode and  Toplist listings  are  now
available  at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.  Please  note
that from now on QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line logs  are
eligible for  listing. Send  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 5200) on  Les
Nouvelles DX's web site has been updated. Twelve different galleries  include
cards for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (200+ QSLs), the 58 deleted  DXCC
entities (800+ QSLs), obsolete prefixes (2100+  QSLs), stations from  Magrebh
from 1945 to  1962 (200+ QSLs),  Antarctic bases (650+  QSLs) & TAAF  (Terres
Australes and Antarctiques  Francaises, 230+ QSLs),  the various French  DXCC
island Entities  in the  Pacific Ocean  (170 QSLs)  & the  Indian Ocean  (90+
QSLs), pre-1945 countries (350 QSLs), French Departments (400+ QSLs) and USA,
plus a gallery for cards not accepted  by DXCC (80+ QSLs). Several cards  are
still  needed  and   your  participation   is  encouraged   -  please   visit
http://LesNouvellesdx.fr  (NEW  ADDRESS)  and  send  send  your  comments  to
lesnouvellesdx@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSL V51AS  ---> Frank  Steinhauser,  V51AS has  a  new maildrop  address:  Am
Rosenkothen 17, 40880 Ratingen, Germany. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include:
Luigi Cascio, IT9HXI               Guy De Boeck, ON5UD
Terry R. Hackworth, K5HP           R. Z. Kabraji, VU2BK
Frank Wolk, N5FW                   Bob Lindstaedt, W6PGK
Harvey D. Hetland, N6MM            Stephen G. Sevougian, W8HN


QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A0KM, 3C7Y, 3D2BV, 3DA0TM, 3DA0ZO,
3XD2Z, 3Y0E, 4L0A, 4L1UN,  4L4KA, 4L8A, 4M5RY,  4S7NE, 4U1WRC, 5L2MS,  6E4LM,
7X4AN, 8P9AG,  9A4SS,  9J2CA, 9J2VB,  9N7BV/p,  9X0VB, A25VB,  A45WD,  A45XR,
A61Q/M, AL7R, AP2TN, BY1TX/4, C4M, C50C (AF-060), C52C, CE0Y, CE0Z, CE1/K7CA,
FM5WD,  FO/AC4LN,  FS/EA5YH,  GB5HQ,  GD4PTV,  H40MY  (OC-178),H44V,   H44V/p
KH6FI, KH6ZM,  KP2/K3TEJ,  KV4FZ, LU1ZA,  LU2DVI,  LX1KC,  LX2007D,  LX2007G,
S79AB, SN3A,  SP3J, SU8BHI,  SV9CVY, T22V,  T32Z, T77NM,  T88FY, T93J,  TA3D,
TG9NX, TN9Z, TO5FJ, TR50R, TR8CR, TU5IJ, UA6AF/p (EU-185), UE1RFF/1 (EU-102),


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