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28 June 2008                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 895
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4W     - The 4W6R DXpedition to Timor Leste  went QRT after some 16,000  QSOs
         despite poor propagation. It is hoped that the equipment left by the
         Radiosolidarity Project at the Universidade Nacional de Timor  Leste
         in Dili will encourage local students to bring 4W back on the  bands
         on a regular basis. For the  time being, and  until early August  at
         least, Jose'  Cardoso, CT1ERC  will be  bale  to operate  from  that
         station as either 4W6UTL  and 4W6ERC (QSL  via CT1ERC). [TNX  CT1END
         and EA3BHK]
6W     - Laurent, F8ATM will be active as  6V7L from Senegal on 8-22  August.
         He plans to operate SSB and RTTY on all HF bands. QSL via home call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX F8ATM]
A2     - Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Andy/DL5CW, Sigi/DL7DF, Frank/DL7UFR  and
         Leszek/SP3DOI will  operate  as  A25/DL7DF  from  Botswana  from  23
         September to  6 October.  They will  have four  transceivers,  three
         linear amplifiers and a wide range  of antennas, and will be  active
         on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. One station will  be
         exclusively  dedicated  to  digital  modes.   The  pilots  will   be
         Bernd/DF3CB and Floyd/N5FG. QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau. On-line
         logs,  updates   and   further   information   can   be   found   at
CT     - CS8HQ will be the HQ station for the Rede dos Emissores  Portugueses
         (REP) during the IARU  HF World Championship.  QSL via CT1REP.  [TNX
CT3    - Jorge/CT1BOL,     Jose/CT1DSV,     Paulo/CT1EFS,     Antonio/CT1ENV,
         Paulo/CT1FEK and Rui/CT1HFS will operate as CQ9U from the  Selvagens
         Islands (AF-047) on  24-27 July,  IOTA Contest  included. They  will
         have two stations active on the HF bands, and will also operate on 2
         metres. QSL via CT1BOL, direct or  bureau. On-line logs and  further
         information at http://www.cq9u.com/
CU     - Andrea,  IZ2LSC  will  be  active  as  CU2/IZ2LSC  from  Sao  Miguel
         (EU-003), Azores on 9-19 July. He  will operate holiday style on  20
         metres. QSL via home call, bureau only. Andrea will upload his  logs
         (http://www.timpy.it/logbook/log.html) to LoTW. [TNX IZ2LSC]
DL     - DO3HJW, DD8ZJ, DG5LAC,  DB1LPS, DK7LX and  DL4HG will  be active  as
         DA0T/p from Neuwerk Island (EU-127) on 25-27 July. They will operate
         on 10-80 metres CW and SSB. QSL via bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
E7     - E7HQ will be the HQ station for Bosnia & Hercegovina during the IARU
         HF World Championship. Expect activity on all bands SSB and CW. Note
         that the multiplier will be BH (not ARABH,  as it used to be in  the
         past). [TNX T98U]
EA     - Adolfo, EA7TV will be active as EA1/EA7TV from Arosa Island (EU-080)
         until 29 June. On the 28th  he might go  and operate as  EA1/EA7TV/p
         from the lighthouse at Punta Caballo  (ARLHS SPA-222). QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX EA7TV]
EA     - A large  team from  the OCV  DX Team  will be  active as  AM1S  from
         Sisarga Grande  (EU-077) during  the IOTA  Contest. QSL  via  EA1OS.
         Before the  contest the  operators (EA1DKV,  EA1DAX, EA1US,  EA1FDI,
         EA1NT, EA1CA, EA1JO, EA1FCH, EA1HP, EA1ADP, EA4TG, EA4ST and  EA1OS)
         might  be   active   as  homecall/p.   They   have  a   website   at
         http://sisargas.calandraca.com [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
F      - Juan, F5IRC  will be  active as  F5IRC/p  from the  Chausey  Islands
         (EU-039) on 5-6 July. He will participate in the WLOTA Contest  from
         the lighthouse located on the main  island of that archipelago.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - The Association des Amis de la Radio du Finistere will be active  as
         TM0BRZ on 10-21 July for the  tall-ship Maritime Festivals at  Brest
         and Douarnenez. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically  via
         the bureau. [TNX F8REF]
F      - Special event callsign  TM5BS will be  aired on 15-29  July for  the
         FIFA  Beach   Soccer   World   Cup   to   be   held   in   Marseille
         (http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/index.html). QSL via F6KRD.
         [TNX F8REF]
G      - Walt, G3NYY will be active as GB50OT (GB-Fifty-OT) on 6 and 13  July
         to celebrate the  fiftieth anniversary of  RAOTA, the Radio  Amateur
         Old Timers' Association. Activity will be on 80-6 metres CW, SSB and
         digital modes. QSL via bureau, or direct to G3VBE. [TNX G3NYY]
G      - The Wakefield  & District  Radio Society  will be  active as  either
         GB1HI and GB5HI  from Holy  (Lindisfarne) Island  (EU-120) on  18-20
         July. It is their intention to operate SSB, CW and PSK31 on most  of
         the HF  bands, and  CW, SSB,  PSK31  and FM  on  VHF/UHF on  2m  and
         possibly 6m and 70cm. QSL via M3ZYZ. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM     - Peter, GM3OFT  will be  active from  Arran Island  (EU-123) on  6-11
         July. He plans to operate SSB  and CW on  15-80 metres as  GM3OFT/p.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX GM3OFT]
HL     - HL0HQ will represent the Korean Amateur  Radio League (KARL)  during
         the IARU HF World Championship.  All of the  QSOs will be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau. [TNX HL1VAU]
JW     - Mika, OH2FFP expects to be stationed  at Kinnvika on  Nordaustlandet
         Island (EU-063), Svalbard for about twenty days in July. [TNX F5PFP]
JT     - JT1KAA  will  participate   in  the  IARU   HF  World   Championship
         representing the  Mongolian Amateur  Radio  Society. QSL  direct  or
         LoTW. [TNX JT1CD]
OZ     - Roald, OZ1BLO and Karl,  LA8DW will be  active from Bornholm  Island
         (EU-030 ) on  21-26 July. Plans  are to  operate SSB,  CW, RTTY  and
         PSK31 on 80-10 metres. QSL via bureau. [TNX LA8DW]
P2     - The team for the IOTA expedition to PNG [425DXN 883] is now complete
         and includes AD6E, CT1AGF, G3KHZ, K6HFA and W5GAI, plus one  non-ham
         traveller. The MV Barbarian II will leave Kokopo, New Britain on  18
         October and  they expect  to be  QRV as  P29VLR from  Garove  Island
         (OC-181) on 20-26 October.  The  boat will then  sail to the  Hermit
         Islands (OC-041); operation  from there is  expected to  be from  28
         October to 3 November using P29NI.  The final leg  will be to  Manus
         Island (OC-025), from where there may  be some operation before  the
         team fly home. [TNX G3KHZ]
PJ6    - Kenny, K2KW  and  Stephanie, KD8GKM  will  be  vacationing  on  Saba
         (NA-145) on 1-7 July.  Expect casual activity  as PJ6/K2KW on  17-40
         metres, with an emphasis on 6  metres. They might operate also  from
         St. Maarten (PJ7) on 8-10 July. QSL via WA4WTG. [TNX NG3K]
SM     - SM5EFX, SM5XZB and SM5XZC  will be active  as SM5EFX/2 from  Ledskar
         Island (EU-135) on 1-31 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via SM5EFX.
         [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SM     - Rob, PE9PE will operate  SSB and CW  from SI9AM (King  Chulalongkorn
         Memorial Amateur Radio  Society) in Utanede  on 4-11  July. QSL  via
         SM3CVM, direct or bureau  (e-mail requests for  bureau cards can  be
         sent  to  info@si9am.se).  Further  information  can  be  found   at
         http://www.si9am.se/ [TNX SM3CVM]
SV     - Wolfgang, DK9VZ will operate mostly CW from Corfu Island (EU-052) on
         1-15 July. He will participate in the IARU HF World Championship  as
         J48D. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV5    - Nikiforos/SV1EEX,   John/SV1GE,    Theodoros/SV1GRM,    John/SV1GYG,
         Sotirios/SV1HER,  Daniel/SV1JCZ,   Cliff/SV1JG,   Spiros/SV1RC   and
         George/SV1RP will be active  as SX5C from  Ipsili lighthouse on  the
         islet of Strogili (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-001,  grid square KM46tc)  from
         25 July to 4 August. They plan to operate all modes on 160-2 metres.
         QSL via SV1HER. [TNX SV1HER]
TK     - Chris, F8DZY  will  be active  as  TK/F8DZY  from  Furiani,  Corsica
         (EU-014) between 9 July and 3 August. He will operate CW and SSB  on
         40-10 metres in his spare time. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
         [TNX F8DZY]
UA     - UA0AGA plans to be active, probably as RK0AXK, from several  islands
         (not IOTA,  but new  ones for  the Russian  Robinson Award)  in  the
         Yenisei River area during July. QSL via UA0AGA. [TNX RZ3EM]
UA     - Mike, RW1AI will participate  in the IARU  HF World Championship  as
         R35NP from the drifting station "North Pole 35" (central Arctic, ITU
         Zone 75). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX N2TA]
V3     - Eddy, K5WQG and Colin, KU5B will  be active as V31MR and V31UB  from
         Placencia, Belize on 7-21 July, including a M/S entry in the IARU HF
         World Championship. Operation will be mostly  CW, with some SSB  and
         RTTY. QSL V31UB via KU5B, QSL V31MR via N5ET. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Dick, AD7AF will be  active as V63WWA  from Kosrae Island  (OC-059),
         Micronesia from about 6 July until  about the 24th. He will  operate
         on 80-10 metres mostly CW, with  some SSB, PSK31  and RTTY. QSL  via
         AD7AF. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Igor, VE3ZF (VE2IDX)  says he will  be active as  XM2A from  Orleans
         Island (NA-128) on 1-6 July,  including an entry  in the Canada  Day
         Contest. QSL via VE3ZF.
VE     - VO2A will be the callsign that Cezar, VE3LYC and Ken, G3OCA will  be
         using during their forthcoming IOTA DXpedition [425DXN 879].  Expect
         them to operate  from Finger Hill  Island (NA-194)  and Paul  Island
         (NA-205) between 31  July and 5  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]
VU     - On behalf of the Amateur Radio Society of India, Prasad, VU2PTT will
         be active  in  the IARU  HF  World Championship  using  his  special
         callsign AT6T as the HQ station.  Look for him  giving out the  ARSI
         multiplier on 80-10m CW and SSB.  Prasad has permission to use  this
         callsign  from  1  July  until  the  end  of  September,  and   will
         participate in other contests such as  SAC and WAE. QSL via  VU2PTT,
         direct (use IRCs,  not green stamps!)  or bureau. All  QSOs will  be
         uploaded to LoTW. [TNX VU2PTT]
W      - Stan, N2US, will be active as N2US/p from Assateague Island (NA-139)
         for the IOTA  Contest. He will  operate CW  and SSB.  QSL direct  or
         bureau. [TNX N2US]
YV     - The 4M5  DX Group  will  be active  as  YW5IOTA from  La  Blanquilla
         (SA-037) in early  August. The team  (OH0XX (YV5WW), YV1FM,  YV5ANT,
         YV5EU, YV5MSG, YV5SSB, YV5TX, YY4MP and YY4RN) expects to be QRV  on
         160-6 metres SSB,  CW and digital  modes, indicatively from  4 to  9
         August (actual dates will depend on  the schedule of the  Venezuelan
         Navy). QSL via  IT9DAA, direct or  bureau. The team  is looking  for
         sponsors/donors for  this  operation, complete  information  can  be
         found at http://yw5iota.4m5dx.info/ [TNX IT9DAA]
ZD8    - Jim, N6TJ will be active  once again as  ZD8Z from Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) on 1-15 July, IARU HF  World Championship included.  Expect
         activity on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via AI4U (new QSL route). [TNX
         The Daily DX]

IOTA TOUR ---> Once again Gabriele,  IK3GES will be active from several  IOTA
groups while touring  northern Europe  starting on  30 June  until around  12
August. This  year's plans  include activities  from IOTA  groups located  in
Germany (EU-128), Denmark  (EU-029), Sweden (EU-037,  EU-087, EU-138,  EU-139
and EU-177), Norway (EU-033, EU-044 and EU-076) and Finland (EU-096,  EU-101,
EU-173 and EU-184), as well as from the Aland Islands (EU-002). Look for  him
on +/- 14260 kHz  during his mornings  and afternoons, and  on +/- 14085  kHz
RTTY/PSK31 during his  evenings. QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau.  [TNX

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

PI9NOZ/A --->  This  callsign was  used  on 27  June  by  the  KPN  Broadcast
Services' amateur radio club for a special event activity from the station at
Zeewolde Flevoland  (http://www.pi6atv.com/pi9noz). The  Dutch KPN  Broadcast
Services discontinued its shortwave transmissions from  that site at the  end
of 2007, and the station will be totally dismantled later this year.  Special
QSL via PA3FZV, direct or bureau.

QSL VIA AI5P ---> Rick says that the QSL cards for his recent AI5P/KH2, V73PX
and AI5P/KH0 operations  are expected from  the printer in  about six  weeks.
[TNX The Daily DX]

QSL VIA NI5DX ---> As of  21 June 2008 Buzz, NI5DX, Buzz  is the QSL  manager
for Eric, Z21BC. Buzz can answer any QSLs from the beginning of his  activity
(January 2007). When QSLing to NI5DX  from outside the  US, please include  a
self-addressed envelope  and a  minimum  of $1  or  IRC. US  requests  should
include a SASE at a minimum. Buzz only sends cards to the outgoing bureau one
time a year, usually in January. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

QSL VIA OM3JW --> Steve, OM3JW says that the ST2DZ and YI9AJ blank cards  are
expected to arrive  from the  printer in  August. Steve  anticipates he  will
start confirming QSOs in late August, please be patient. [TNX OM3JW]

SPRATLY 2009 ---> The website for  the March 2009 Spratly Islands  DXpedition
by 9M6DXX, 9M6XRO, 9V1YC, SM5GMZ and W5SL [425DXN 889] is now up and  running
at www.spratly2009.com [TNX 9M6DXX]

UR DX  DIGI CONTEST  ---> Organized  by the  Ukrainian Amateur  Radio  League
(UARL), the Ukrainian  Contest Club, the  Kiev Contest Group  and the  Izmail
Radio Club, the Ukrainian DX Digi Contest will be held on RTTY and PSK63 from
12 UTC on 28 June to 12 UTC on the 29th. Complete information can be found at
http://www.izmail-dx.com/ [TNX UX0FF]

+ SILENT KEY  + Henk van  Hensbergen, PA0KHS passed  away on  22 June.  "Henk
managed the QSL cards for my 9V1CW, 9M2/PF5X and VK6ERA activities in a  very
reliable and  responsive  way",  Enno, PF5X  says.  "He  also  managed  S61FD
(2005/06) and S65X (PACC 2006) on behalf of SARTS". If you need cards for the
above mentioned activities, please send your request to PF5X (Enno J.  Korma,
De Strengen 34, 6581 JZ Malden,  The Netherlands). All logs will be  uploaded
to LoTW in autumn.
Other recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Witold  "Witek"  Perzanowski
(SP5LCC) and Raymond H. McClure (W8CNL).


QSLs received direct or through managers:  1A3A, 1A4A, 3B7C, 3D2AG/p,  3D2MD,
3DA0ZO, 3X5A, 4L8A, 4O3A,  4U1UN, 4X0C, 5J0A,  5R8FL, 5R8GZ, 5R8HA,  5R8HA/p,
5R8O, 5T0CW,  5X1NH,  5Z1A, 5Z4/W0NB,  6K5XZE,  6V7I,  6W/IK4ALM,  6Y5/K4BAI,
7P8FC, 7Z1CQ, 8P2K, 8P6SH, 8Q7ZZ, 8R1PW,  8S0HRA, 9A950JB/p (EU-136),  9G5XA,
9J2BO, 9J2CA, 9L/EC1DIR, 9X0X, 9Y4D, A92GE, AH0BT, C4M, C4N, C91KDJ,  CE4WJK,
G4WFQ/6W, GM0BOE/p  (EU-108), GX6YB,  H44MS,  H7/K9NW, HP3DX,  HP3FTD,  HQ2A,
J28OO, J3/G3TXF,  J37K, J6/G3XAQ,  J79IU,  J79KM, J7DX,  JD1BMM,  JI1LET/JD1,
JW/F8DVD, LZ1JZ  (EU-174), NH0DX,  OA4/N6XQ, OA4BHY/3  (SA-074), OC1I,  OC6I,
OX3XR, P29NB, P40G,  P40LE, RW2F, SB300L,  SV2BOH, SV8/G3SWH, SV9CVY,  SY8JZ,
V31UZ, V63CP  (OC-012),  V63TR,  V73RY,  V8FRO,  VP2MRD,  VP2MTE,  VP2V/G6AY,
VP5/G3TXF, VP6PR,  VP8/LZ1UQ,  VR10XLN, VR10XMT,  XE83IARU,  XF4YW  (NA-115),
XU7ACY, XU7KOH (AS-133), XU7TAS (AS-133),  XW1B, XX9TRR, YS/K9GY,  YU8/G3TXF,


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