425 DX News issue #900

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2 August 2008                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 900
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3X     - John, VE2EQL will be active as 3XY0D from  KanKan,  Guinea  on  3-9
         August. He plans to operate mostly on 20, 17 and  15  metres,  with
         some activity on 40 metres. Look for him around 10-11 UTC and  from
         23 UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
9Q     - Philippe, 9Q1TB (F5LTB) is going to leave the  Democratic  Republic
         of Congo after five years. His  next  assignment  will  be  in  the
         United Arab Emirates starting in early September, and he  hopes  he
         can get the A6 licence he has applied for. He is  still  active  on
         40-6 metres, typically between 7-8 UTC on 20  metres  SSB,  between
         15-16 UTC on 15 metres SSB and during his evenings on 40-10  metres
         depending on propagation. QSL via SM5DJZ. [TNX F6NQL]
EA     - Adolfo, EA7TV will be active on 20 and 40 metres as AO7TV/p from  a
         number  of  lighthouses  between  1  and  12  August:  Cabo   Roche
         (SPA-041), Cabo Trafalgar  (SPA-052),  Castillo  de  San  Sebastian
         (SPA-063), Barbate (SPA-071) and Puerto Sherry (SPA-338).  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX EA7TV]
EA     - The Demons DXers Team (http://www.demonsdxers.es/) will  be  active
         as EE1DD from Arosa Island (EU-080) on 5-6  August.  They  član  to
         operate SSB and CW  on  80-6  metres.  QSL  via  EA1YG,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
F      - In August 1908 Lieutenants Colin and  Jeance  of  the  French  Navy
         conducted  a  successful  radiotelephony  experiment  between   the
         wireless stations at Pointe du Raz (Brittany)  and  on  the  Eiffel
         Tower  in  Paris  (528  kilometres  away).  Celebrating  the  100th
         anniversary of that event, the Association de Amis de la  Radio  du
         Finistre will operate as TM8RAZ from Pointe du Raz on  2-3  August.
         QSL via F4FKD, direct or bureau. [TNX F8REF]
H4     - The Daily DX reports that soon Mike,  KM9D  and  Jan,  KF4TUG  will
         begin "their next sailing  season".  Their  first  stop  should  be
         Temotu Province (H40), and they hope to be  able  to  operate  from
         Vanikolo Island, in the rare OC-163 IOTA group.
F      - Dirk, ON4IMM will be active as  F/ON4IMM  from  Noirmoutier  Island
         (EU-064) on 10-13 August. Focus will be on 144 MHz meteor  scatter,
         but outside the meteor shower he will be QRV on the HF bands and  6
         metres. [TNX F5NQL]
HL     - Look for HL0Y/3 to be active from Sapsi  Island  (AS-080)  on  7-11
         August. Activity wil be on 20 metres SSB. QSL via  HL0Y.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
I      - Celebrating  the   5th  anniversary  of   the  Strange  Radio  Team
         (www.strangeradioteam.com, IQ8OM), a number  of  special  callsigns
         will be aired at avrious times bewteen 1  and  31  August:  II0SRT,
         IU3SRT, IU7SRE and IU8SRE.  From  outside  Italy,  EG3SRT,  GB0SRT,
         PD05SRT, V55SRT, W1SRT, YU05SRT and YX5SRT  are  expected  to  join
         the celebrations. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX IZ8EDJ]
I      - ARI  Ancona  will  operate   special   station   IY6GM  from  Monte
         Cappuccini (WAIL MA-003, ARLHS ITA-104) between 5  and  17  August.
         The  activity  will  celebrate  the  104th  anniversary   of    the
         experiments carried out by Guglielmo Marconi from that  place.  QSL
         via QSL via I6GFX, direct or bureau. [TNX I6GFX]
IS0    - Stefano, IK5PWQ and Stefano, IK5XCT will be active as  IM0/homecall
         from Maddalena Island (EU-041, IIA OT-008)  on  2-15  August.  They
         will be active holiday style on 40,30 and 20 metres CW,  with  some
         SSB. Side trips to nearby islands are  being  considered.  QSL  via
         home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IK5PWQ]
IS0    - Gherardo, IZ1DSH will be active as IM0/IZ1DSH from Tavolara  Island
         (EU-165) sometime between 9 and 17  August.  He  plans  to  operate
         mainly SSB on 10-40 metres. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX IZ1DSH]
JA     - Koh, JH3LBD, will be active from Nishinoomote City (rare  JCC  4614
         for the Japan Century Cities Award)  on  Tanega-shima  (AS-032)  on
         9-11 August. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
S2     - Look for S21SHQ, the Bangladesh Scouts club stations' callsign,  to
         be  aired  on  2-3  August  for  the  4th  Asia  Pacific   Regional
         Air-Internet Jamboree.  Expect  activity  on  40,  20,  15  and  10
         metres. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA    -  Urcun,   TA0U   says   he  will  participate  in  the  European  HF
         Championship  (http://lea.hamradio.si/~scc/euhf/euhfc.htm)  on    2
         August as TC1EU from European  Turkey.  He  will  operate  SSB  low
         power from the QTH of TA1HZ.
TK    -  Nicolas, F5TGR will be  active  as  TK/F5TGR  from  Porto  Vecchio,
         Corsica (EU-014) on 9-23 August. He will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
         10-40 metres, with possible side  trips  to  some  of  the  coastal
         islands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX  F6AJA  and  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
VE     - On 31 July Ken, G3OCA and Cezar, VE3LYC were stuck  in  Goose  Bay,
         Labrador, as the heavy fog at  Nain  precented  their  flight  from
         leaving. They were rebooked on a flight that could arrive  in  Nain
         on the early afternoon of 1 August. Ken and Cezar were supposed  to
         be active as VO2A [425DXN 895] from  Finger  Hill  Island  (NA-194)
         until 2 August. Then they will go and operate, again as VO2A,  from
         Paul Island (NA-205) on 3-5 August. QSL  via  VE3LYC.  For  further
         updates, including post-expedition information,  please  visit  the
         VO2A page on www.qrz.com [TNX VE3LYC]
VU     - Special callsigns AT25MY and AT25RG will be used until  22  October
         to celebrate the  Silver  Jubilee  of  the  National  Institute  of
         Amateur Radio (NIAR) of India. QSL via VU2NRO.
W      - On 3 August 1958 the world's first  nuclear  vessel,  USS  Nautilus
         (SSN-571), reached the North Pole after an historic voyage  through
         the  Northwest  Passage  and  beneath  the  polar  ice  pack.    To
         commemorate the 50th  anniversary  of  that  event,  special  event
         station N9N will be active on 2-3 August. QSL  via  N4KC  (direct);
         further information at http://www.qrz.com/n9n [TNX VA4RJ]
YV     - The YW5IOTA expedition to La Blanquilla (SA-037)  [425DXN  895]  is
         now expected to take place on 4-7 August. QSL via IT9DAA.  Complete
         details can be found at http://www.yw5iota.4m5dx.info
ZF     - Randy, K5SL will be active as ZF1SI from Grand Cayman  (NA-106)  on
         9-16 August. He plans to operate mostly on 17  metres  SSB  and  CW
         (+/-  18150  and  18077  kHz),  and  on  40  metres  CW  (+/-  7033
         kHz)around 4 UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX K5SL]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hide, JM1LJS  and  Junichi  JA3RAF  will  be  active  from
Wallis Island (FW) and Samoa (5W) in August as follows:
9-15 August    FW1W    QSL via JM1LJS   OC-054
               FW1Z    QSL via JA3RAF   OC-054
16-19 August   5W0HH   QSL via JM1LJS   OC-097
               5W0MJ   QSL via JA3RAF   OC-097
They plan to operate SSB, CW and possibly some digital mode (by  JA3RAF)  on
40-6 metres from both locations, plus 80 metres from Wallis Island. QSLs via
home calls (direct only). Further information (on-line logs included) can be
found at http://radio-dream.com/mini_pedi_2008/

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

ASIA PACIFIC DX CONVENTION ---> The second APDXC will beheld  at  the  Osaka
International House in Osaka, Japan on 7-9  November.  Detailed  information
(including pictures and  videao  from  the  2005  event)  can  be  found  at
www.apdxc.org [TNX JA3USA]

DXCC NEWS ---> 5X4X (Uganda, current  operation  effective  2007)  has  been
approved for DXCC credit. If you had this  operation  rejected  in  a  prior
application, send a note to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the  list  for  an
update. [TNX NC1L]

HAMFEST INDIA ---> Hamfest  India  2008,  the  official  Hamfest  of  Indian
amateurs, will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the  11-12  October.  Full
details are available on http://www.hfi2008.com/ [TNX VU2GMN]

KL7DX ---> Mount Cleveland, the volcano  that  forms  the  western  half  of
Chuginadak Island (NA-234), erupted on 21 July. On  air  activities  started
on the 23rd, a couple of days later than expected, and  the  operators  went
QRT on the 27th. Pictures  are  available  at  http://na-234.ucoz.net/photo/
The QSL manager for this operation is AC7DX, direct or bureau (do  not  send
your requests to the  Alaskan address for KL7DX!).

LOGS:  A log search for  the  recent  8J9HGR  activity  from  Hegura  Island
(AS-117) can be  found  at  http://hegura.hp.infoseek.co.jp/search.htm  [TNX

LOGS:   A log search for RZ3AMW/1 (25 June-5  July  activity  from  Ryashkov
Island, EU-162) can be found at http://dx.qsl.net/ [TNX RZ3AMW]

QSL VIA M0CMK  ---> Effective 1 August, the  new  address  of  M0CMK    (QSL
manager for GM7V and GZ7V)  is:  Linda  Taylor,  18  Wyness  Avenue,  Little
Brickhill, Bucks. MK17 9NG, United Kingdom. [TNX GM3WOJ ]

TOP LISTS  --->  The  latest Topband,  Topmode and  Toplist  listings    are
now available  at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.   Please
note that QSOs confirmed through  LoTW or included in on-line logs  are  now
eligible for listing.  Send send  your scores,  as well  as  any request for
further information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)

+ SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Vito  Lombardo
(IT9LOM),  Steve Rasmussen (N0WY),  John F. Dormois  (W5SUS)  and  David  T.
Tremayne (ZL1AV).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3DA0OK      M3SDE       EJ9FBB      EI9FBB      MD4K        G3NKC
4L1FP       LZ1OT       EK6DM       DK6CW       MJ0AWR      K2WR
4L4WW       EA7FTR      EK6LP       IK2DUW      MJ0X        M3ZYZ
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       EM10QRP     UT2AB       MM0CPS/p    GM4UYZ
5C9FT       EA7FTR      ES2Q        ES5JR       MM0Q        MM0BQI
5H4BL       IV3RTL      ES5YG/P     ES5JR       MM3M        G3VCQ
5P5CW       DL5SE       ES8UD       OK1HDU      MS0EPC      MM0DFV
5Q2T        OZ0J        FM1II       ON4IQ       N1LI        K1DG
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      GB5FI       GW4ANA      N4A         N4YDU
5R8VE       F4EZG       GB8LMI      M3ZYZ       N5I         N5UR
5V7BR       F2VX        GI0MPG      EI7GY       N6KZ/p      N6KZ
6M0HZ/2     HL1IWD      GI3YS       MM0DHQ      N6VR/p      N6AWD
8J9HGR      JH9UYZ      GJ2A        GJ3DVC [c]  NP3D/W2     W3HNK
8N150IH     7K2GMJ      GJ2A        K2WR   [d]  NT6AA/p     NT6AA
9A/VE3ZIK   DO7ZZ       GJ6YB       G3SWH       OH0X        OH2TA
9A70LPC     9A7KM       GM2T        GM4UYZ      OL600VB     OK2JS
9A73AA      9A2AA       GM2Z        MM0DFV      OX3XR       OZ3PZ
9A8TQF      HB9TQF      GM4A        MM0DFV      OZ0FR       DL2VFR
9G5ZS       ZS6EGB      GM4W        GM0NTL      PA/OQ4T/p   ON4TO
9K2GS       EA5KB       GM5C        GM0SEI      PA6Z        PA9M
9M6DXX/P    M3SDE       GM7A        GM7AAJ      PT6T        PY6KW
A35RK       W7TSQ       GM7V        M0CMK       RI1AA       UA1AIR
A71A        A71AN       GW8K        GW0ANA      S21B        KX7YT
A71CT       EA7FTR      GX4KPT/P    M0DOL       S21RC       EB7DX
AM1S        EA1OS       HB10DX      HB9AGH      SA1A        SM1TDE
AM8IL       EC8AMI      HB9BULA     HB9EKB      SK0HS/0     SM0MPV
AN8L        EC8AMI      HC2SL       EA5KB       SM6EQO/p    SM6EQO
AO2008EXPO  EA2URE      HF650N      SP9PKG      SP15QJM     SP8QJM
AP2DKH      W2FB        HF94KE      SP4YPB      SP7VC/1     SP7VC
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       HG1848I     HA3HK       SP8RX/1     DJ0IF
AY0DX       LU3DR       HI3K        KB2MS       SV0XAF/8    HB9EBC
B7P/7       BD7IXG      HK1FGE      EA5KB       SX5C        SV1HER
BO0M        BV2KI       HK4SAN      EA5KB       SX5P        SV5FRD
C31CT       EA3QS       HL14ARDF    HL2CFY      SX8R        HA0NAR
C4I         LZ2HM       IA5K        IZ5BTC      TA0GI       TA2MW
C4W         5B4WN       IC8R        IC8OZM      TF/DJ2VO    DJ2VO
C6APR       K3IXD       IG9/IT9HUV  IT9DQM      TF/DL3PS    HB9EHQ
C6AXD       K3IXD       IG9/IT9RBW  IT9DQM      TK5XN       F2YT
C91R        CT1BXT      II5EME      IW5EIJ      TM0FIL      F6KPQ
CG2I        VE2CQ       IM0S        IS0UWX      TM7C        F6KOP
CN2DX       EA7FTR      IM0T        IS0BMU      TM8BS       F6KRD
CO7PH/p     W3HNK       IO1DCI      IK1GPG      UA0AZ       W3HNK
CQ2I        CT1CJJ      IQ8OM/7     IZ8EDJ      UE1CBB      UA1AIR
CQ9U        CT1BOL      IR8TRT      IK8MRA      UE1OSV      UA1OIW
CS8DFG      CT1DRB [a]  IS0/IU3SRT  IZ3DBA      UE3LFF      UA3LAF
CS8DFG      EA4URE [b]  J28JA       F5JFU       UE3MFU      RK3MWI
CT95S       CT1BOL      J28OO       K2PF        UE6EFF      RW6HKF
CU1F        CT1GFK      J42POL      SV2JAO      UW2F/p      UT0FT
CU1T        CT1GFK      J48JJ       HA7JJS      VC1T        VE1RGB
CX2AQ       EA5KB       J48NL       HA6NL       VG1CHP      VA1CHP
CX2CC       EA5KB       J48P        HA7PL       VQ9RD       KI1G
D2NX        JH7FQK      J48PS       HA6PS       VX1AI       VE1AI
D80HQ       HL1OYF      J49A        SV9GPV      VX1OP       VE1OP
DP4D        DJ4MG       J79DP       HB9TPQ      VX1QD       VE1QD
DR6IOTA     DM5DX       JT1FDB      DD0CW       VY2TT       K6LA
E51AGY      ZL2AGY      JW7QIA      LA7QIA      W1AW/KL7    W1AW
E76AQ       E73TW       K4S         KP3S        XU7AJW      OR4U
EA8AK       W3HNK       K6IAA/KH2   JK1IAS      YM0T        TA2RC
EE1MI       EA1DR       K9AJ/VY0    K9AJ        YR5TF       YO5BFJ
EG1BBE      EA1GHI      KD6WW/VY0   KD6WW       YW6A        YV5AJ
EH5K        EA5KB       KH6ND       K2PF        YW6AJ       YV5AJ
EH8RDB      EC8AMI      KL7DX       AC7DX       ZA1E        I2MQP
EI0W        EI2JD       LA2008TSR   LA7J        ZC4DG       G0OAB
EI7JW       OK1TN       LA6Q        LA9VDA      ZP4KFX      IK2DUW
EJ0GI       EI2SDR      LZ130J      LZ2JB       ZS4U        K3IRV
EJ5GM       EI5GM       LZ5F        LZ1ZF       ZW6GK       PY7GK

[a] direct              [c] others
[b] bureau              [d] USA stations

AC7DX    Ron G. Lago, P.O. Box 25426, Eugene, OR 97402, USA
AN1C     P.O Box 742, 36200 Vigo, Spain
CT1BOL   Jorge Lopes, Rua Andre  de  Resende  187-3  Esq.,  4150-069  Porto,
DJ2VO    Jurgen Borsdorf, Bornheimerstr. 102, D-53119 Bonn, Germany
EA5KB    Jose Ardid Arlandis, P.O. Box 5013, Valencia 46080, Spain
EC8AMI   Antonio Candelaria Mendoza, C/Blas Herrera 23, 35330  Teror  -  Las
         Palmas, Spain
HB9EHQ   Franz  Johannes  Brechtken,  Limmataustrasse  13,  8952  Schlieren,
IS0UWX   Marco Murtas, Via Bandello 19, 09131 Cagliari - CA, Italy
K9AJ     Michael J. McGirr, 3441 W Oak Hill Dr, Crete, IL 60417, USA
KD6WW    Bruce D. Lee, 17520 Kennison Ln, Lodi, CA 95240, USA
LA9VDA   Trond Johannessen, Helgedalen 13, N-1528 Moss, Norway
MM0DFV   Jurij Phunkner, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow G42 0YD, Scotland, UK
N4YDU    Nathan G. Moreschi, 133 Madeline Court Youngsville, NC 27596, USA
N5UR     A. E. Buzz Jehle, 8 Leisure Ln, Houston, TX 77024-5123, USA
N6AWD    Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
N6KZ     James A. Zimmerman, 2316 W Dallin St, Lancaster, CA 93536, USA
NT6AA    David G. LaBat Sr, 24070 Rotunda Road, Valnecia, CA 91355, USA
PY6KW    Marcelo  de  Oliveira  Mendonca,  Rua  Alfredo  Gomes  de  Oliveira
         307/201, 41750-090 Salvador (BA), Brazil
PY7GK    Cristovao H.  C.  Freire,  Rua  Teles  Junior  475/1502,  52050-040
         Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
VQ9LA    Larry Arneson, PSC 466 Box 24 (DG-21 Annex 30), FPO AP  96595-0024,
YL2PN    Peteris Negitis, 2-11 Lacu Street, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
ZC4LI    Steve Hodgson, 4 Nikolau Michael Street, 5523 Dasaki Achnas, Cyprus


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