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15 March 2008                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 880
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CE0Z   - Ulli, DL2AH  will  be  active  as  CE0Z/DL2AH  from  Juan  Fernandez
         (SA-005) from 18 March to 7 April. He plans to operate holiday style
         on 40-10 metres mainly SSB and  RTTY. QSL via  home call, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX NG3K]
EA6    - Joan/EA3GHZ, Enrique/EA5EOR and Dina/EC5BME will operate SSB and  CW
         as EA6/homecall  from  Ibiza, Balearic  Islands  (EU-004)  on  20-24
         March. They will have two complete stations, and will concentrate on
         160, 80, 40 and 30 metres from 18 UTC until the early morning hours.
         QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX www.dxfun.com]
EL     - Bruno, HB9BEI  (EL8BK)  and Chris,  HB9AUZ  (EL8CB) will  be  active
         during their  spare time  from Liberia  between  18 March  and  late
         April. [TNX The Daily DX]
FO0    - Extreme heat  alternating to  heavy rain  caused  the TX5C  team  to
         become QRV from Clipperton  later than expected.  The first QSO  was
         logged at 00.28 UTC on 9 March. The team experienced very  difficult
         conditions  on  the  island.  Multiple  major  thunderstorms  caused
         several problems and  damages - the  generators went  down, the  15m
         SVDA at the SSB camp was destroyed, two CW keyers and two amplifiers
         died. Operations are now due to  stop at local dawn  on 15 March,  a
         couple of days earlier than planned. Sunrise at Clipperton is around
         13.30 UTC. The on-line log now  contains 59,669 QSOs (latest  update
         13  March  at  23.43).  The  website   for  the  expedition  is   at
I      - Special stations  II0IGU  (QSL via  IK0JFS),  II0IDP  (via  IS0SDX),
         II1ICS (via I1SAF), II1IGG (via I2AZ),  II7ICT (via IZ7EDQ),  II8ICN
         (via IZ8FAV) and II9ICF (via IT9MRM) - all representing former coast
         radio stations of the Italian Navy  - will be active on 22-30  March
         for   the    Italian    Navy   Coastal    Radio    Stations    Award
         [TNX IT9MRM]
JD1_mt - Look for Masa, JD1BMM to operate CW, SSB and digital modes on the HF
         bands from Minami Torishima (OC-073) for three weeks starting on  17
         March. QSL  via the  address at  http://www.qrz.com/jd1bmm [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
OZ     - Ben, DO1BEN will be active as OZ/DO1BEN from Lolland Island (EU-029)
         on  22-28  March.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
SV5    - Three operators from the Aegean DX Group (namely  Alexandros/SV8CYR,
         Vassilis/SV8CYV and  Vagelis/SV5CJQ) will  be active  as SX5AI  from
         Agathonisi Island (EU-001) on 21-26 March.  This island also  counts
         for GIOTA DKS 063 (see "Good to Know"). They plan to operate SSB and
         digital modes on 20, 40 and 80 metres,  plus 10 and 6 metres SSB  if
         the bands are open. All of the QSOs will be confirmed  automatically
         via the  bureau. Direct  requests should  be  sent to  SV8CYV.  [TNX
UA     - R9J is currently being  aired during "The  Great Northern Route",  a
         scientific expedition that  started from St.  Petersburg on 4  March
         and will end on 7 April after 4,800 kilometres. Look for activity on
         3600, 7070, 14120 and 14180 kHz. R9J/1 is also expected to be  aired
         from Vaygach  Island  (EU-086). QSL  via  RV9JD. A  free  of  charge
         certificate for working R9J on two different bands will be available
         (see http://www.dxawards.com/REALSHORT.htm#North). [TNX UA9OBA]
YI     - Carlos, N4THW says he is going back to Al Falluja, Iraq and will  be
         active again as YI9HW on 160-10 metres. QSL via home call.

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  latest issue (February 2008) is now  available
at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles and pictures should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

DXCC NEWS ---> ZL1GO/8  (Kermadec Island, 2007  operation) has been  approved
for DXCC credit. If you had  this operation rejected in a recent  submission,
please send a note to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list for update.

GIOTA ---> For  complete information on  the Greek Islands  On The Air  award
programme, please  visit http://www.5-9report.gr/giota/index.htm  or  contact
the GIOTA Manager, Vassilis Tzanellis (SV8CYV) at tzanellis@sam.forthnet.gr

IOTA AT VISALIA ---> The 13th annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will be
held on Friday,  25 April in  the Birch  Room of  the Holiday  Inn Hotel  and
Conference Center, Visalia, in conjunction with the 58th annual International
DX Convention. Reservations for this event  are not required and will not  be
taken.  Please  contact  Jim  Zimmerman,  N6KZ  (jimzim1@mindspring.com)  for
further information. [TNX N6KZ]

LOGS ---> The Texas DX Society's  5J0E recent operation  from San Andres  now
has a log search page online (http://www.tdxs.net/hk0.html). Log includes all
QSOs during the ARRL International DX Phone Contest. [TNX W9DX]

QSL VIA IT9DAA  ---> All of  the direct  requests for  YW6YL (December  2007,
SA-090) have been processed and mailed.  PZ5YV (January 2008) will follow  in
the second half  of March. Corrado,  IT9DAA now accepts  PayPal payments  for
direct cards - details at http://www.qrz.com/it9daa [TNX IT9DAA]

+ SILENT KEYS  + ARM  Secretary General  Claude Passet  (3A2LF) reports  that
Henri "Henky" van Klaveren, 3A2AH passed away on 8 March at 84 years of  age.
A founding member of the Association  des Radioamateurs de Monaco (ARM)  back
in 1953, he  had also served  as IARU Region  I liaison  officer for  several
years until 1996.
Other recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Francisco  "Paco"  Fernandes
(CO6FA), Louese Bloom (KA6ING) and Vytas Matonis (LY2IC).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4A2S        W7RJ        GB5CC       G4BJM       SO9DX       UA3FDX
4K5D        K2PF        GI5K        MI0LLL      ST2AC       ST2M
4K9W        DL6KVA      GP0STH      G4DIY       T40C        N1KI
4L6DL       LZ1OT       GT4KPT      M0DOL       T6AB        IT9YVO
4S7DXG      UR9IDX      GT8LED      M0DOL       T88ME       7N1RTO
5J0E        W5PF        H44MS       DL2GAC      TF/RK3MWL   RD3MA
5R8FL       G3SWH       HB10DX      HB9AGH      TF3CW       LX1NO
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HC8A        KU9C        TF3ZA       KT6YL
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HG550REX    HA8VK       TI50DX      N4NX
6V7E        RW3TN       HP3DX       W4WX        TI8M        TI2KAC
6W1SE       JR2KDN      HQ9R        K5WW        TL8CG       IK1APO
8P1A        NN1N        HR1AAB      EA7FTR      TM2B        F8CIL
9A7OLPC     9A7KM       HS0ZEA      OE2REL      TM5PN       F5JEG
9H3JT       G3PJT       HT2N        IK2ILH      TX5C        N7CQQ
9J2BO       G3TEV       J37K        AC8G        TY5ZR       IK2IQD
9J2M        PA7FM       J45RDS      SV5AZP      UE4FCR      UA4FU
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       J8/DJ7ZG    DL7AFS      UE9MPS      UA9NA
9M2IDJ      JA6IDJ      J8/DL7AFS   DL7AFS      UK8IZ       IK2QPR
A35RK       W7TSQ       J88DR       G3TBK       UK8OK       EA7FTR
A92HB       GM6TVR      JY4NE       K3IRV       V25OP       W9OP
AO1A        EA1AHO      K0K         W5IF        V25WY       W4OWY
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       KP2M        AI4U        V26CC       M0AJT
BU2AI/9     BU2AI       LP1H        EA5KB       V26X        K1XX
C56KR       OZ8KR       LT1F        AC7DX       V47CD       G4FAL
C6ANM       WA2IYO      LV6D        EA5KB       V47KP       K2SB
C6AWS       W6SJ        LY90BFV     LY2BFV      V51LK       DJ4LK
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      MN0EPC      MM0DFV      V63SC       JM1LBO
CO3CJ       EB7DX       OL30SPACE   OK1TIR      V73NS       WD8CRT
CO8LY       EA7ADH      ON70REDSTAR ON4OSA      VC3E        VE3AT
CV5K        CX2ABC      P40A        WD9DZV      VP5H        W0GJ
CW6V        W3HNK       P41YL       AI6YL       VP8ROT      GM0HCQ
CX/N3BNA    KA2AEV      P49MR       VE3MR       VQ5FOC      W9VNE
D2NX        JH7FQK      P49V        AI6V        VQ5XF       G3TXF
DA0HEL      DF6QC       PJ2MI       W2CQ        VQ9JC       ND9M
DL0IH       DF6QC       PJ2T        N9AG        WA2YUN/KH9  K2PF
DL2008BY    DF6JF       PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA      XU7TZG      ON7PP
EA8/G3XAQ   G3SWH       PJ4/N0VD    W3HNK       XV3AA       JA6UHG
EA8OM       DJ1OJ       PJ4G        WA2NHA      XW1B        E21EIC
EF1W        EA1WS       PJ4NX       PA3CNX      YP9W        YO9WF
EF3RCG      EA3GM       PJ5NA       K1NA        YT5C        YT7AW
EK6LP       IK2DUW      PJ7B        W8EB        ZF2XY       KE1F
EY8AW       DJ1MM       PW2D        PY2VM       ZK3HC       DL9HCU
EY8CQ       DJ1MM       R1FJT       UA4RC       ZL3A        ZL3WW
FM5BH       W3HNK       RK1G        RZ3LC       ZP6CW       ZP6CU
GB4IPY      M3ZYZ       S21XF       LA5YJ       ZW5F        PP5BZ

3B8GT   Alexey Averkin, P.O. Box 10, Queen Mary Avenue, Floreal, Mauritius
5U5U    Christian Saint-Arroman, Chemin de Mousteguy, F-64990 Urcuit, France
BU2AI   Jenchieh Hsing,  P.O. Box 51-41 Taipei, Taipei  City 11099, Taiwan
GM6TVR  John Black, Solway View, Carlisle Road, ANNAN, DG12 6QX, United
N7CQQ   John. P. Kennon, P.O. Box 31553, Laughlin, NV 89028, USA
RV9JD   Valery V. Nesterov, P.O. Box 1156, Nizhnevartovsk-16, 628616, Russia
TR8DB   Didier Belles, BP 55-SP 85701, 00864 Armees, France
V31XX   Olli Rissanen, Apartado 0860-00432, Villa Lucre, Panama, Panama
V51AS   Frank Steinhauser, Am Rosenkothen 17, 40880 Ratingen, Germany


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