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12 April 2008                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 884
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9M6_spr - Halvard/LA7XK,  Erling/LA6VM  and  Just/LA9DL  will  be  active  as
          9M6/LA6VM, 9M6/LA7XK  and  9M6/LA9DL from  Layang  Layang,  Spratly
          Islands (AS-051) on 18-25 April. Expect 9M6/LA6VM to concentrate on
          CW, while 9M6/LA7XK and 9M6/LA9DL will operate SSB, RTTY and  BPSK.
          QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
GJ      - Kevan, 2E0WMG (2J0WMG) and Mark, M0MJH (MJ0MJH) will be active from
          Jersey (EU-013)  between  20  and  26  April.  There  is  also  the
          possibility of activity from Les Minquiers  (EU-099) at some  point
          during the  trip.  QSL  via home  calls,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
HS      - The Daily DX reports that Joerg,  HS0ZGQ (DL1MJF) [425DXN 883]  now
          expects to operate from Koh Samui (AS-101) on 22-25 April. QSL  via
          home call.
I       - Andrea/IZ0EHO, Vincenzo/IZ0FKE,  Alberto/IZ0FMA and  Claudio/IZ0GKX
          will be active  as IE9N from  Ustica (EU-051, IIA  PA-001) from  24
          April to 1 May. They plan to operate on the HF bands and 6  metres,
          with an emphasis on 12, 17,  30 metres and the  low bands. QSL  via
          IZ0FKE. Further information at http://www.ie9n.com [TNX IZ0FKE]
JA      - Look for JA2ZLF/2  to be active  on the  HF bands  from Oki  Island
          (AS-117) Aichi prefecture on 13 April. QSL via home call, direct or
          bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
OK      - Special callsign OL76CAV will be aired  on 20 April from the  Czech
          Republic  to  mark  the  76th  anniversary   of  the  founding   of
          Ceskomoravsti   Amateri   Vysilaci   (Czech-Moravian   Transmitting
          Amateurs, http://www.c-a-v.com/). QSL via OK1UU. [TNX OK1WCF]
OZ      - Stefan, DF8HS  will be  active as  OZ/DF8HS from  Langeland  Island
          (EU-172) on 14-26 April. He plans  to operate SSB, RTTY and PSK  on
          80-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
OZ      - Flemming, OZ5FM  will operate  as OZ5FM/P  on  20 metres  SSB  from
          Roesnaes (DEN-034) and  Asnaes (DEN-121)  lighthouses on  Sjaelland
          Island (EU-029) on 19 April. QSL  via home call, direct or  bureau.
          Updates will be available at http://oz7aei.qrz.dk [TNX OZ7AEI]
S2      - John, KX7YT will be active again  in his spare  time as S21YV  from
          Dhaka, Bangladesh on 14-21 April. He will be there until 1 May, but
          he is having difficulty extending his current licence. QSL via home
          call. [TNX NG3K]
TI      - Klaus, DK6AO will be in Costa Rica between 16 April and 17 May, and
          he will try to go and  operate from IOTA  groups NA-191 and  NA-117
          during that time frame. Main activity  will be concentrated  during
          the weekends,  possibly  on  17  metres.  The  QSL  route  will  be
          announced on http://www.dk6ao.de  after the end  of the  operation.
          [TNX DK6AO]
V8      - Gerben, PG5M will  be active  from the  lodge of  Ambran, V85SS  in
          Brunei (OC-088) on 18-21 April. He has applied for a callsign  TBA.
          QSL  via  home  call.  Further  information  and  updates  will  be
          available at http://www.dx.to [TNX PG5M]
VK      - Nick, VK1AA has obtained permission from the NSW Parks and Wildlife
          Group to operate  from Montague Island  (OC-223). The operation  is
          provisionally planned to start  on 15 April  for three nights,  but
          factors such as weather  conditions may change  the dates. He  will
          operate as VK1AA/2 mostly CW on 40, 30 and 20 metres, with 75 watts
          and a  vertical antenna.  QSL direct  to VK1AA,  or via  bureau  to
          VE3EXY. [TNX VK1AA]
W       - Look for  Ray, K9DUR  and Pam,  KC9JMA to  be active  from  Dauphin
          Island (NA-213)  on  17-22 April.  QSL  via home  call,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
YK      - Saad, N5FF will  be active as  YK1BA from Damascus,  Syria from  21
          April to  2 May.  He plans  to operate  at least  3-4 hours  a  day
          (between 20-23 UTC, 2-5 UTC and possibly some occasional activities
          between 12-14 UTC)  on 10-80  metres CW,  SSB and  RTTY. Given  the
          current band conditions and his operating times, he thinks he  will
          spend most of his radio time on 30, 40 and 80 metres. QSL via N5FF.
          [TNX K1XN]
ZD9     - Tom, KC0W (ZD7X) now says he will depart St. Helena [425DXN 879] in
          late June. His next DX location  will be Tristan da Cunha  (AF-029)
          and Tom plans  to be very  active as  ZD9X for  4-6 months,  "maybe
          longer". [TNX K1XN]

                         *** 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 (March 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).

BEACON --->  9H1LO/B is  a new  beacon active  24/7  from Sliema,  Malta  (TX
28.224.50 MHz, mode A1A, power 5 watts, antenna vertical GP). Reports can  be
sent via the beacon page on http://www.9h1lo.net [TNX 9H1LO]

IOTA HONOUR  ROLL  ---> The  Annual  Listings as  at  February 2008  are  now
available on the IOTA  Manager's web site  (http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/).
The performance tables  include the Honour  Roll and the  Annual Listing,  as
well as the VHF/UHF, Club and  SWL listings. Listing in  the 2008 tables  was
restricted to those members who had updated their scores since February 2003.

LOTW ---> Contest QSOs made by CN3A  in 2006 and 2007 (40,000 contacts)  have
been uploaded to LoTW, and updates  will be made after future contests.  5D5A
and 5F3COM will follow as soon as possible. [TNX IK2QEI]

QSL VIA N3SL ---> Mac, W3HC is retiring from being a QSL Manager, and the QSL
Manager's Society (http://www.qsl.net/qslmanagers/) is acquiring the logs and
cards from him. All calls will be assigned to new managers, but it could take
a few weeks.  The new  QSL route  for the  following callsigns  is via  N3SL:
7X5VRK, CO6AP, PY2KC,  PS2T, PT5T, TU2XZ,  YL2EC and ZY100S.  Those who  have
already sent a  QSL via W3HC  do not  need to  resend, the  others please  be
patient and stand  by until all  of the new  QSL routes  are announced.  [TNX

TX5C --->  Several photo  galleries of  the recent  DXpedition to  Clipperton
Atoll can be found at http://va7dx.bcwarn.net/cgi-bin/photo/index.cgi

+ SILENT KEYS + W. G. Hall, G8JM passed away  on 6 April. Active in the  IOTA
Programme from its inception in 1964  until around 2001,  Bill was the  first
amateur to get the IOTA-100 Islands certificate (14 August 1966), followed by
seven other No. 1 or No. 2 certificates.  "G8JM was a part of IOTA's  history
who will be sadly missed", RSGB IOTA Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA says.
Other recently reported  Recently reported Silent  Keys include Ulrich  "Uli"
Adelung (DK2OC),  Jose Antonio  Sabater (LU7MAO),  Cirilo Braga  (PP7IE)  and
Kjell Rasmusson (SM7BAE).

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8MM       DL6UAA      EF5J        EA5YJ       SP0DXC      SP7DQR
3V8BB       YT1AD       EF5K        EA5KB       SP0PZK      SP2UKB
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      EH6R        EA6AZ       SP75C       SP7DQR
4D75B       DU1BP       EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      SP75E       SP7DQR
4D75D       DV8AIK      EP4HR       I2MQP       SP75N       SP7DQR
4L0A        EA7FTR      EW6GF       DL8KAC      SP75O       SP7DQR
4L2M        EA7FTR      EY8CQ       DJ1MM       SP75S       SP7DQR
4L2M        UA9LP  [a]  FR/TU5KG    F4EFI       SP75T       SP7DQR
4L2M        UT7QF  [b]  GX4KPT      M0DOL       ST2DZ       OM3JW
4O3A        AI4U        H44MS       DL2GAC      SU9NC       OM2SA
4S7DXG      UR9IDX      HB10DX      HB9AGH      SX1L        DL1JCZ
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       HF150LO     SP3SLD      SX3Z        SV1ELF
4Z8AY       F5LGE       HG1848I     HA3HK       SY8A        SV8DTD
5C5W        EA5XX       HG25STT     HA7JJS      T20HC       DL9HCU
5D0IPY      I0YKN       HI3C        ON4IQ       T49C        K8SIX
5D5A        I2WIJ       HI3T        ON4IQ       TC3D        TA3D
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      HL0HQSC     HL2CFY      TC7KA       TA7KA
5R8GT       DK8ZD       HP1BYS      EA5KB       TG0WPX      TG9AJR
5R8HT       F4DBJ       HP3DX       W4WX        TL8QC       F5NRY
5V7BR       F2VX        HQ2W        HR2DMR      TM0R        F5GGL
6V7E        RW3TN       HS0AC       HS0ZFZ      TM2I        F6KVP
6V7I        SM7DXQ      HS0ZHI      N1DX        TM6M        F4DXW
6Y1V        OH3RB       HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       TM7F        F6KRC
7P8FC       ON4CJK      HZ1IK       DK7YY       TM8LHC      F6KAR
7S50S       SM6EGJ      HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      TO1C        ON4IQ
7Y3HM       7X2ARA      HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      TO5A        F5VHJ
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       II8ANN      I8LWL       TO5RZ       W2RZS
7Z1UG       DG1XG       IR0IPY      IZ0HTW      TO6T        F6HMQ
8P1A        NN1N        IR6T        IK6VXO      TY5ZR       IK2IQD
8Q7AE       RU0AE       IR9Y        IT9ABY      UE1RAP/P    UA1RJ
8R1K        HP1WW       JX9JKA      LA9JKA      UE1RFF      UA1RJ
9A60A       9A7A        KL5O        AC7DX       UN7MMM      EA7FTR
9A70LPC     9A7KM       LN2G        LA2G        UN7QF       EX2A
9H3HG       DJ1HN       LR2F        LU2FA       UN7QX       W7BO
9M6XRO      M3SDE       LS2D        EA5KB       UO70F       UN7FW
9M8Z        M3SDE       LS4DX       EA5KB       UP4L        UN7LZ
A62ER       IZ8CLM      LT1F        AC7DX       UP6P        UN7PBY
A7/M0FGA    NN1N        LU5EVK      WD9EWK      V25V        G4DFI
A71CT       EA7FTR      LU5FF       EA5KB       V48M        K2SB
A73A        EA7FTR      LV6D        EA5KB       V63JQ       JA1KJW
A92C        A92GR       LX7I        LX2A        V63JY       JA1JQY
A92HB       GM6TVR      LZ08IPY     LZ3SM       V63VE       JF1OCQ
AH0BT       7L1FPU      OD5PL       HB9CRV      VB3E        VE3AT
AN7B        EA7BB       OG0R        OH2PM       VC2VQ       VE2CQ
AO7T        EA7KJ       OG5B        OH5BM       VP2E        N5AU
AO8A        EA8AH       OG5M        OH5XT       VP2MAD      G4DFI
AY0DX       LU3DR       OH0I        OH3BHL      VP2MAH      N3DXX
AY8A        LU8ADX      OL600VB     OK2JS       VQ58V       W5CW
B7M         BG7LHY      ON1000NOTGE ON5VL  [c]  VQ59W       KX4WW
BP0P        BV2KI       ON1000NOTGE ON6DP  [d]  VR2C        WA4WTG
BP0W        BX6AP       ON40BAF     ON6KN       WE8A/KH2    JJ5CVM
CN2BC       DL7BC       OT7G        ON4MRX      XR3A        CE3DNP
CN2R        W7EJ        P33W        RA3AUU      XU7MDY      OH4MDY
CN8IG       EA7FTR      P49V        AI6V        XU7TZG      ON7PP
CN8YE       EA7FTR      P49Y        AE6Y        YB0ZDA      YB0AI
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      PJ2T        N9AG        YB1ALL      W2FB
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      PJ4/W9NJY   WD9DZV      YI1RAZ      IK2DUW
CP6XE       IK6SNR      PJ5NA       K1NA        YI9SV       N4JR
CQ3T        CT3KN       PS2T        K3IRV       YI9WV       NI5DX
CQ95F       CS3MAD      R3K         RN3DK       YJ8TZ       VK3TZ
CS2T        CT1ILT      R41WP       RA3LBA      YK9G        G3TXF
CT6P        CT2HKN      S21XF       LA5YJ       YW4M        W4SO
CT9L        DJ6QT       S50IPY      S51RU       ZB2CN       DJ9WH
D4C         IZ4DPV      S566D       S59DKR      ZD7X        W0MM
D73D        DS5TOS      SF700BF     SK6NL       ZF1A        K6AM
DR700LH     DJ7YB       SM50BFJ     SM5BFJ      ZF2UL       K3UL
EA9EU       EA5KB       SN75T       SP7DQR      ZM2M        ZL2AL

[a] for Russia    [b] for Ukraine    [c] bureau    [d] direct

5H3RK   Ralph Karhammar, The World Bank Group, DARWB, P.O. Box 27839,
        Washington, DC 20038-7839, USA
EA7FTR  Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, Aljaraque, Huelva 21110, Spain
G3TXF   Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons, St George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
        0BS, England
JJ5CVM  Kunihiko Itaya, 5-1-35, Daikaidori, Kobe, 652-0803, Japan
M3SDE   Tim Beaumont, P.O. Box 17, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1SF, England
NI5DX   William M. Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton, TX 77515, USA
OH4MDY  Reijo Laitinen, Mantytie 13, 76940 Nenonpelto, Finland


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