425 DX News issue #890

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24 May 2008                                                A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 890
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5R     - Daniel, DF8UO will operate  CW and SSB  as 5R8UO from  Antananarivo,
         Madagascar (AF-013) on 22-28 May, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included. QSL
         via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
9M     - On 15  May  the Malaysian  Communications  &  Multimedia  Commission
         issued the  following eighteen  special callsigns  to celebrate  100
         Years of Scouting  in Malaysia:  for West  Malaysia 9M1CSA,  9M1CSB,
         9M1CSC, 9M1CSD,  9M1CSF,  9M1CSI, 9M1CSJ,  9M1CSK,  9M1CSM,  9M1CSN,
         9M1CSP (Penang Island, AS-015), 9M1CSR,  9M1CST, 9M1CSW, 9M1CSY  and
         9M1CSZ; for East Malaysia 9M1CSQ and 9M1CSS. They are valid until 31
         December and will be used especially  during JOTA events. The  first
         one (Malaysia Jamboree On The Air)  was held on 17-18 May, the  Asia
         Pacific JOTA and the World JOTA will follow on 2-3 August and  18-19
         October respectively.  The  national society  (MARTS)  provides  QSL
         Bureau service to all 9M1CSx stations. [TNX 9M2TO]
CT     - A large group of operators from  the Algarve DX Group will  activate
         seven different lighthouses on 31 May and 1 June. Special  callsigns
         to be used are CT7LHA (Ponta  do Altar), CT7LHF (Torre da Igreja  da
         Fuzeta), CT1LHM (Cabo  de Santa Maria),  CT7LHP (Ponta da  Piedade),
         CT7LHR (Vila Real de  Santo Antonio), CT7LHV  (Cabo de Sao  Vicente)
         and CT7LHZ (Alfanzina).  Expect activity on  40, 30, 20,  17 and  15
         metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL  via CT1GFK, direct or bureau.  Further
         information at www.ct7lh.no.sapo.pt [TNX CT1GFK]
F      - In June-July 1944 the BBC war  correspondents used the tower of  the
         chateau at Creully as a radio  studio, from where the first  reports
         of the  Battle  of  Normandy  were  broadcasted.  Look  for  special
         callsign TM5BBC to  be aired again  from Creully  from 30  May to  6
         June. QSL via F2UW. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Special event station TM6ACO will be  activated (for the 57th  year)
         on all bands SSB and CW  on 1-15 June for the 24  Hours of Le  Mans.
         QSL    via    bureau    to    F6KFI.    Further    information    at
         http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/ [TNX F5TJC]
OE     - Special event station 4U1WED will  be operated on  1-30 June by  the
         Vienna International  Amateur Radio  Club (4U1VIC)  celebrating  the
         World Environment Day  (5 June,  http://www.unep.org/wed/). QSL  via
         4U1VIC. [TNX JH4RHF]
OJ0    - OH0RJ, OH3BHL, and OH2PM will be active as OJ0J (QSL via OH0RJ)  and
         OJ0B (QSL via OH2BH) from Market Reef between 21 and 26 May.  Expect
         OJ0B to participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest, and OJ0J to be  QRV
         mainly on 12, 17 and 30  metres and RTTY  during the contest  hours.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
TA     - Urcun, TA0U will be active as  TC17GS on 1-15 June to celebrate  the
         17th title won by  Galatasary SK in  the national football  (soccer)
         championship. QSL via home call. [TNX TA0U]
V6     - Pohnpei's only airport has been closed to international air  traffic
         since 16 May,  when a Boeing  727 failed to  negotiate a  successful
         landing and nosed  down into the  water at  the end  of the  runway.
         Consequently, Shoji, JA7HMZ  (V63DX) has had  to cancel his  planned
         19-24 May operation from Micronesia [425DXN 887]. [TNX NG3K]
XX9    - Tomas, LY1F  (VK2CCC)  will  be  active  from  Macao  on  27-29  May
         (callsign to be issued upon arrival).  He plans to emphasize CW  and
         the low bands. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX The Daily DX]
YN     - Eric, K9GY has changed his destination for the CQ WW WPX CW Contest.
         He will be active as  H7/K9GY from Nicaragua,  not as C6AYM  [425DXN
         889]. "I was originally scheduled to  go to C6",  he says, "but  the
         hotel wanted to charge an extra  $150 for roof access  so I said  no
         thanks and then booked Nicaragua". [TNX NG3K]

CQ WW   WPX CW   CONTEST  --->  The following stations  have announced  their
participation in this year's event (24-25 May):
Call         Category        DXCC            QSL VIA
3D2A         M/2             Fiji Islands    VK4AN
3V8SS        SOSB 80m        Tunisia         IZ8FWN
4L0A         SOAB HP         Georgia         UU4JMG
5P5X                         Denmark         OZ1ETA
5R8UO        SO              Madagascar      DF8UO
6Y1V         M/2             Jamaica         OH3RB
8P2T         SO              Barbados        G0TSM
9A/VE3ZIK    SO              Croatia         DO7ZZ
9M1CSP                       West Malaysia   9M2TO
AN7B         M/?             Spain           EA7BB
B4TB         M/S             China           BA4TB
CS2T         SOAB            Portugal        CT1ILT
CS9L         SOAB HP         Madeira         DJ6QT
CT9M         M/S             Madeira         CT3EE
CW5W         SOAB            Uruguay         CX6VM
CW7T         SOAB HP         Uruguay         K5WW
D4C          SOAB HP         Cape Verde      IZ4DPV
E77DX        M/2             Bosnia-Herz.    OE1EMS or T98U
EE2W         M/?             Spain           EB2BXL
EE8Z         SOAB            Canary Islands  VE3HO
EF8M         SOAB HP         Canary Islands  RX3DU
ES9C         M/2             Estonia         ES5RY
H7/K9GY                      Nicaragua       LoTw
II1H         M/S             Italy           I1HJT
IR9Y         M/S             Italy (Sicily)  IT9ABY
J48IS                        Greece          DF3IS
J49XF        SOAB LP         Crete           G3URA
JT1BV        SOAB HP         Mongolia        JT1BV
KH2/WX8C     M/S             Guam            WX8C
LN3Z         M/S             Norway          LA9VDA
LX0RL        M/2             Luxembourg      LX1KQ
LX7I         M/2             Luxembourg      LX2A
LY7A         M/M             Lithuania       LY2ZO
LZ9W         M/M             Bulgaria        LZ9W
M7A          M/S             England         M0NRC
MJ0LON       SOAB HP         Jersey          DF1LON
OG8X         M/S             Finland
OH0J         SOSB 10m        Aland Islands   OH1RX
OH0Z         SOAB (?)        Aland Islands   W0MM
OJ0B         SOAB            Market Reef     OH2BH
OL7R         M/2             Czech Republic  OK1WMV
OP5T         SOAB LP         Belgium         ON5UM
P33W         M/S             Cyprus          RA3AUU
PA143ITU                     The Netherlands PA3CAL
PA6Z         M/M             The Netherlands PA9M
PJ2T         SOAB HP         Neth. Antilles  N9AG
PR5W         SOAB HP         Brazil          PY5FB
PS2T         SOAB HP         Brazil          K3IRV
PT4C                         Brazil          PY4CEL
RL6YXX                       EU Russia       N3SL
TC37F        M/?             Turkey          LZ1NK
TC3D         SOAB            Turkey          TA3D
TF3CW        SOSB 20m        Iceland         LX1NO
TM0R         M/S             France          F5GGL
TM4Q         M/S             France          F6FYA
TM5CW                        France          F5SJB
TM5W         M/S             France          F5KIN
VB3E                         Canada          VA3RVK
VC2M                         Canada          VE2TZT
VP5E         SO              Turks & Caicos  K0OK
VP9/VE3DZ    SOAB LP         Bermuda         VE3DZ
WP3C         SOAB LP         Puerto Rico     W3HNK
XR3A                         Chile           CE3DNP
XW1B         SOSB 20m        Laos            E21EIC
YE1ZAT       M/S             Indonesia       YE1ZAT
YW4D         SOAB HP         Venezuela       EA7JX
ZD7X         SO LP           St. Helena      W0MM
ZD8RH        SO LP           Ascension Isl   G4DBW
ZF2AM        SOAB            Cayman Islands  K6AM
ZM2M         M/2             New Zealand     ZL2AL
ZY7C         M/S             Brazil          PT7WA
Do not forget to give a  look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2008.html - good contest to you

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

CQ HALLS OF FAME ---> The  CQ Amateur Radio Hall of  Fame was established  in
January 2001  to  recognize  individuals  -  radio  amateurs  or  not  -  who
significantly affected the course of Amateur Radio, as well as radio amateurs
who have made  significant contributions either  to amateur  radio, to  their
professional careers or  to some other  aspect of  life on  our planet.  This
year's inductees are:
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF                John Kanzius, K3TUP
L.B. Cebik, W4RNL (SK)               Charles (Chip) Margelli, K7JA
Gordon England, ex-W3AWO             Philip S. Rand, W1DBM (SK)
Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, N4OC       Vice Adm. Scott Redd (Ret.), K0DQ/A92Q
Gerald Griffin, MD, K6MD             Dr. Tony Tether, K2TGE
Larnelle Harris, WD4LZC              Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, HB9EHT
Lenore Jensen, W6NAZ (SK)            Dr. John Townsend, W3PRB
The CQ Contest  Hall of Fame  was established  in 1986  to recognize  Amateur
Radio operators who have made major contributions to contesting. This  year's
inductees are:
Paolo Cortese, I2UIY
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
The  CQ  DX  Hall  of  Fame  was  established  in  1967  to  recognize  major
contributions by DXers. This year's inductees are:
John Devoldere, ON4UN
Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI
Bob Schenck, N2OO

DX BANQUET ---> The "2008 DXers Banquet" will be held in Tokyo on 23  August,
in conjunction with the annual Ham Fair. Complete information can be found on
the Nippon DX Association's website (http://www.ndxa.net/modules/news/)  [TNX

DXCC NEWS ---> TI9KK (Cocos  Island, 2008 operations)  has been approved  for
DXCC credit. If you had cards rejected  for this operation send an e-mail  to
dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update. [TNX NC1L]

NEW DX SUMMIT  ---> Conceived, operated  and maintained  by Yasme  Excellence
Award recipients OH2BUA and OH5TB, the  OH2AQ DX Summit  has been a  reliable
tool for  DX spotting  for ten  years. It  was based  on  a concept  and  the
computing power of those  other days, and  will close down  soon. The New  DX
Summit, operated by Arcala Extremes (OH8X) and supported by Yasme  Foundation
Inc., boasts  a dramatic  increase in  computing power  - traffic  congestion
should be a thing of the past! Bookmark http://www.dxsummit.fi [TNX OH2BN]

OPERATOR NEEDED --->  Two Papua  New Guinea's  rare IOTA  groups (OC-181  and
OC-041) will be activated between 18 October and 4 November [425DXN 883], and
"due to a  cancellation we  can accommodate  one more  person", Derek,  G3KHZ
says.   If   interested   in   joining   the   team,   please   contact   him

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently  reported SIlent Keys  include Igor Falster  (DL1EE)
and Vladimir N. Goncharsky (U5WF).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
2E0PLA      N2RJ  [a]   EM5UCC      UY5ZZ       RA9LI/9     UA9LP
2E0PLA      ON4IQ [b]   ER5GB       W3HNK       RP3ABB      RA3BB
3A2MG       F9JS        FM5WE       K4FJ        RP3AM       RK3AWA
3D2A        VK4AN       GB1SRI      OM5FM       RP3GAZ      RN3GA
3V8SS       IZ8FWN      GB50RMM     G0FYX       RP3RZK      RN3RQ
4J7WMF      RX3RC       GB6MW       G4DFI       RP3XMV      UA3XAC
4K9W        DL6KVA      HA800LP     HA0LP       RP63RQ      RN3RQ
4L1FP       LZ1OT       HA800MO     HA0MO       RP63RTK     RN3RQ
4L3Y        DK6CW       HA800NAR    HA0NAR      RP63XO      RA9XF
4L4C        DJ1CW       HA801CW     HA1CW       RP6DSR      RA6DE
4L8A        K1BV        HA809PN     HA9PN       S21B        KX7YT
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HB10DX      HB9AGH      S52X        NI5DX
4X60ID      4Z5LA       HB2008AL    HB9AL       SJ60BE      SM5KNV
4X60ISR     4Z5LA       HB2008UU    HB9AOF      SN65GETTO   SP5UHW
4Z8BB       WC1X        HF0POL      SP3WVL      SU8AFR      SU1KM
5B8AD       W3HNK       HF9GA       SP9PLK      SV0JD/8     DL6NBA
5X1DX       PA7FM       HL0LPM/2    6K2BWA      SX1L        DL1JCZ
6Y1AY       XE1AY       HR9BFS      AI4U        TC1ATA      TA1KB
7X3WDK      EA5KB       IC8R        IC8OZM      TC37F       LZ1NK
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       IF9LI       IT9FXY      TM0IL       IZ1HGM
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       IF9Z        IT9YMM      TM0LOR      F6KFT
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      II1PJR      IZ1JIZ      TM1LOR      F8KGY
7Z1UG       DG1XG       II5MDC      IK2VUC      TM2LOR      F6KFO
8J3GOSE     JA3ZNJ      II8MDC      IK2VUC      TM3KOB      F5KOB
8P9TS       G0TSM       II9LXCT     IT9VCE      TM4DGJ      F5KFF
8Q7DW       DL5EBE      IO1WWC      IQ1IV       TM5B        F5XX
8S0ITU      SM0EXP      IO3MDC      IK2VUC      TM5EL       F6KHI
9A/OO6N     ON6KN       IO9MDC      IK2VUC      TM5TC       F6KGI
9A/VE3ZIK   DO7ZZ       IQ8MD       IK2VUC      TP2CE       F5LGF
9M4SAB      9M6TW       IQ9PA       IT9TQH      TY5ZR       IK2IQD
9M6/KE5CNK  DS4NMJ      IR0MDC      IK2VUC      UE3SPK      RK3SWS
9M6XRO      M3SDE       IR1MDC      IK2VUC      UE9MAY      RA9MC
9M8Z        M3SDE       IR2MDC      IK2VUC      UN3M        EA7FTR
9Z4FT       9Z4FZ       IR3GM       IK3GES      UN7MMM      EA7FTR
A45WD       YO9HP       IR8MDC      IK2VUC      UN7QF       EX2A
A52K        JA1CG       IR8TRT      IK8MRA      UN7QX       W7BO
AM1S        EA1OS       IR9GI       IT9TQH      UU0A        UU0JX
AN5N        EA5FX       IR9MDC      IK2VUC      V55SRT      IZ8EDJ
AO7T        EA7KJ       JW5NM       LA5NM       VR10AJ      VR2AJ
AY0DX       LU3DR       KB7OBU/KH2  JA3VXH      VR10UW      VR2UW
BT1OB       BA4EG       LY600W      LY5W        VR10VAC     VR2VAC
BT1OH       BA4EG       LY999X      LY3X        VR10XLN     VR2XLN
BT1OJ       BA4EG       M/F5KEE/P   F8ATS       VR10XMT     VR2XMT
BT1ON       BA4EG       NP4A        W3HNK       VR2S        VR2HKS
BT1OY       BA4EG       OA4TT       N6XQ        XE3RBA      EB7DX
BY1TTY      BG1LLB      OE2008FWV   OE9FWV      YI1OM       IK2DUW
CO6WD       8P9NX       OE2008HMC   OE1HMC      YI9NYC      N9NYC
CO8LY       EA7ADH      OE2008PGQ   OE8PGQ      YI9SV       N4JR
CP6AA       IK6SNR      OE2008PMI   OE7PMI      YR1C        YO4NA
E73MMM      E73TW       OH0CO       SM6CCO      YU8/LZ1BJ   LZ1BJ
E74EBL      T98U        OJ0/OG3A    OH3WS       ZD8RH       G4DBW
E77AA       9A2AA       OK4RQ       OK1DRQ      ZF2KD       N6KD
EA9EU       EA5KB       OL5COTA     OK2SJI      ZF2LJ       W6NRJ
EF8T        EA8BEX      OS0S        ON4ZD       ZL7M        VK2CZ
EG1BGP      EC1KR       OZ1RDP      DL9BCP      ZM80WB      ZL2AOH
EG4FSI      EA4RCU      PA143ITU    PA3CAL      ZP8VAO      EA7FTR
EG5Y        EA5CY       R35NP       RW1AI       ZS4U        K3IRV
EG7CDG      EA7DK       R90LPU      RX1CQ       ZS6MAL      ZS6SRL

[a]  North America      [b]  Others

7Z1HB   Herbert Baurmann, P. O. Box 61539, Riyadh 11575, Saudi Arabia
JA3VXH  Takashi Tsudaka, 2-7-17 Nigawatakamaru, Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0063,
LY5W    Saulius Zalnerauskas, P.O. Box 1081, Kaunas 49005, Lithuania
OH3WS   Pasi Bergman, Tuulipolku 4, FI-13500 Hameenlinna, Finald
RN3RQ   Jack Yatskiv, P.O. Box 30, Michurinsk 393760, Russia
VK4AN   Eddie DeYoung, 17 Ross St, Maryborough, QLD 4650 Australia


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