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23 August 2008                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 903
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Patrice, F5RBB says he will be active as 3A/F5RBB  from  Monaco  on
         1-10 September. He will operate on 40, 20, 15 and  10  metres.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau.
7Q     - Once again Ely, IN3VZE will be active holiday style as  7Q7CE  from
         Malawi from 29 August to 11 September. He plans to operate SSB  and
         digital modes on all bands depending on propagation. QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX IN3VZE]
8Q     - Werner, DL1BKK and his wife Brigitte, DL1BKI will  celebrate  their
         40th wedding anniversary and 30 years of  amateur  radio  operating
         holiday style as 8Q7KK from  Kuramathi  Island,  Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 29 August to 17 September. QSL via DL1BKK,  direct  or  bureau
         (please note that 8Q7KK has been reissued, and Werner will be  able
         to confirm contacts made only in 2008). [TNX DL1BKK]
9A     - Jan/OK1JK, Jiri/OK1JST,  Jarda/OK1JIM,  Standa/OK1AGE,  Tom/OK1JRA,
         Vojta/OK1JKV and Radek/OK1MRK will be active  as  9A/homecall  from
         Porer Island (EU-110) and lighthouse on 6-13 September.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK  on  80-10  and  2  metres.  QSL  via
         OK1JST. Further information can be  found  at  http://jan.kepic.cz/
         [TNX OK1JK]
9V     - Special event station  9V1F1  (9V1  Formula  One)  will  be  active
         between 26 August and 30 September for the  Formula  1  Grand  Prix
         (http://www.singaporegp.sg/)  that  will  be  held   in    downtown
         Singapore on 28 September. The QSL  cards  will  be  sent  via  the
         bureau starting in October. Direct cards should be sent  to  either
         the Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting  Society  (Robinson  Road,
         P.O. Box 2728,  Singapore  904728,  Singapore)  or  the  individual
         operator's callsign.
EI     - Dave/EI4BZ,  Jeremy/EI5GM,  Dave/EI9FBB  and  Mark/G4AXX   will  be
         active as  EJ3HB  from  Great  Blasket  Island  (EU-007)  on  10-14
         September. They will operate SSB and CW on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         EI9FBB, direct or bureau.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         http://blasketisland2008.blogspot.com/ [TNX G4AXX]
F      - Gerd, DK8NT will be active as F/DK8NT from Oleron  Island  (EU-032)
         from 24 August to  5  September.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
F      - Benoit/F8PDR,  Jean-Jacques/F5NKX,  Denis/F5RJM,  Rolf/F9ZG, Alain/
         F5HVI, Rene/F6CMC and Alain/F6ACH will be active on all  bands  and
         modes as F5KAQ/p  from  Brehat  Island  (EU-074) on  1-8 September.
         QSL via F5RJM, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
F      - Special event callsign TM2NN will be aired on 15-28  September  for
         the 20th edition of  Les  Nuits  de  Nacre,  the  annual  accordion
         festival that takes place in the city  of  Tulle.  QSL  via  F5KTU.
         [TNX F5RBB]
GM     - Special event station GS8R will be activated on  80-10  metres  SSB
         and CW by the Orkney Amateur Radio Club (http://www.eu009.com/)  on
         22-24 and 29-31 August to commemorate the 850th anniversary of  the
         death of St. Rognvald,  the  Norse  Earl  who  founded  St.  Magnus
         Cathedral in Kirkwall. QSL  direct  to  GM0WED.  A  sister  special
         event station (LA8EARL) is expected  to  operate  from  Bringsvaerd
         (Norway), which is where Rognvald was born in 1100.
GM     - Four members of the Cambridge University Wireless  Society  (namely
         G3ZAY, M0ERY, M0FFX and M0SCH) hope to be active  as  GM6UW/p  from
         the Monach Islands (EU-111) from mid-afternoon on 27  August  until
         mid-morning on the 28th. The operation will take place only if  the
         wind and sea conditions improve. [TNX G3ZAY]
HL     - A group of eight Korean operators (namely  Kim/HL2CFY,  Lim/DS2HRE,
         Kweon/DS2GXU, Han/DS2GOO, Seok/6K2GDT, Cho/6K2FNN, Song/6K2BWA  and
         Jeong/6K2ABX) will be active as either D9D and homecall/5 from  Tok
         Island (AS-045) on 13-18 September. They will operate CW, SSB,  FSK
         and PSK31 on 80-10 metres with  four  trasnceivers,  two  amplifers
         and various vertical and wire antenna systems. QSL D9D via  6K2BWA,
         others via home call. [TNX DS2GOO]
PZ     - Rich/OM2TW, Joe/OM5AW,  Steve/OM5AA,  David/OK1RK  and  Vlada/OK1NY
         will be active as PZ5Z from Suriname on  21-30  October,  including
         an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They will operate SSB and  CW
         on 160-10 metres, plus 6 and 2 metres, with an emphasis on the  low
         bands and  2m  EME.  QSL  via  OM2FY,  direct  or  bureau.  Further
         information    (logsearch    included)    can    be    found     at
         http://www.om0c.com/suriname/ [TNX NG3K]
SV     - Laci, HA0HW will be active as  J48HW  and  SV8/HA0HW  from  Thassos
         Island (EU-174) from 30 August to 10  September.  He  will  operate
         mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as well, on the  HF  bands
         (mainly on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres) and on 6 metres. QSL via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW] bureau or direct.
UA     - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the end of the Nazi  occupation
         during World War II, special event station  R65BO  will  be  active
         from  Bryansk  and  its  surroundings  between  25  August  and  25
         September. QSL via UA3YY. [TNX RV3YR]
V4     - Dave, AH6HY will be active as  V4/AH6HY  from  St.  Kitts  (NA-104)
         from 26 September to 3  October.  He  will  operate  SSB  on  10-40
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - George, K3GV, will be active as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward  Island
         (NA-029) on 1-22 September. Activity will be on 15  and  20  metres
         around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX K3GV]
XU     - Yuichi, 7K3BKY will be  active  as  XU7YYY  from  Cambodia  on  3-8
         September. He will operate mainly CW, but will also  give  the  All
         Asian DX SSB Contest a try. QSL via home call,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX NG3K]
ZP     - Jan, DL7UFN and Rolf, DL7VEE plan  to  operate  as  ZP6/DL7UFN  and
         ZP6/DL7VEE from the QTH of Tom, ZP5AZL  in  Asuncion,  Paraguay  on
         4-14 September. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY on  160-10  metres.
         QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL7VEE]

ARCTIC  --->  Serge,  RZ6MF  and  Oleg,  UA6LP  are  participating  in   the
"Arktika-2008" expedition  (17 August-30 September)  to   the  Arctic  basin
region, and are  active  as  UE6MAC/mm  while  on board  the research vessel
"Akamik Fedorov". In early  September  they  expect to be signing   UE6MAC/0
from  the new Russian drifting station "North Pole-36". Depending on weather
and  sea  conditions, they  might  also operate from Wrangel Island (AS-027)
and/or Franz Josef Land (EU-019). QSL via RZ6MF. [TNX UA6LP]

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

CANADA ---> At it  July  2008  meeting  the  Board  of  Directors  of  Radio
Amateurs of Canada (RAC) adopted a new HF Band Plan, which can be  found  at
http://www.rac.ca/service/bandplans/hfband_e.php [TNX VA3RJ]

QSL VIA LA5YJ ---> Over the past few years Hugo, LA5YJ  operated  as  9N7YJ,
JW5YJ, MI0YJR, S21XF, ST2YJ and XU7ACW. The QSL route  for  ST2YJ  is  still
via LA4YW, the other callsigns are handled by Hugo himself. The blank  S21XF
cards were expected to arrive from the printer earlier  this  week.  All  of
the bureau cards for 9N7YJ and XU7ACW have been  sent  out.  The  9N7YJ  log
will be closed on 31 December 2008, if you still need a QSL card  please  go
direct (Hugo B. Ark, Rute 509, N-1766 Halden, Norway). [TNX LA5YJ]

SAC 2008 --->  Organized  this  year  by  SSA,  the  Swedish  Amateur  Radio
Society, the 50th edition of the Scandinavian Activity  Contest  (SAC)  will
take place on 20-21 September (CW) and 27-28 September (SSB).  To  celebrate
the Golden Jubilee, three special Anniversary Awards will be  available  for
contacts made  with  Scandinavian  stations  during  the  contest.  Complete
information can be found at http://www.qrq.se/sac [TNX SM6LRR]

ZS8T ---> This  is  the  latest  press  release  posted  by  Rhynhardt  Louw
(ZS6DXB) on http://zs8t.net/ (21 August):
"In April, Petrus ZS6GCM arrived on Marion Island to begin a year  of  work.
Sometime in May he erected the SteppIR vertical he took along and  ran  into
a few difficulties. He did make one contact during the month but efforts  to
resolve these difficulties were unsuccessful and  Petrus'  work  commitments
impeded our efforts to communicate via other methods with Petrus.
It has been over two months since we have heard from Petrus and are as  much
in the dark as the DX Community as to his plans.
At this point we are at a loss why Petrus has not been able to find time  to
put ZS8T on the air, he certainly made the  efforts  to  obtain  permissions
and training before leaving for the  Island.  We  must  assume  his  job  as
administrator  to  the  scientific  community  was    much    more  than  he
contemplated. Petrus is on Marion Island for 7 more months.
If and when Petrus surfaces we will inform  the  DX  Community.  We  are  as
disappointed as you".

+ SILENT KEYS + Famous Belgian sailor Willy de  Roos  (ON8RP  and  VK9XR/mm)
passed away on 4 August at 85 years of age. In  1977-78,  aboard  his  ketch
"Williwaw", he sailed through the Northwest Passage, from Greenland  to  the
Bering Straight, and then went on to  round  Cape  Horn  and  sail  back  to
Begium, thus becoming the first one to circumnavigate the  Americas  counter
Other recently reported Silent Keys  include  Doug  M.  Hill  (G3ZWH),  Pete
Weymouth (M1SOM), Vic Dubois (N4TO), Alan P. Burgstahler (N7BF)  and  Valery
F. Shishlov (RA1PAW).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3D2VB,  3DA0VB,  3W2BMK,  4M5IR,
4O3A, 5H3VMB, 5R8VB, 5T5DC, 5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 6W1SJ,  7Q7VB,  8Q7SH,  9J2M,
9J2VB, 9K2/SP4R, 9L0W, 9M6/N1UR, 9U0VB, 9X0R, 9X0VB,  A25VB,  A35RK,  A35VB,
A45WD, A92GR, C91OK, C91TK, C91VB, CO8LY, D20VB, D60VB, DK6AO/TI7  (NA-191),
KG4WV,  KL2R,  KL7HBK  (NA-004),  KP2/W5IF,  N1YC/VK9X,  N6VR/p    (NA-144),
OA4BHY/3    (SA-074),    OH0/PA2A,    OH0/PA3BAG,        OH0/PB5A,    P29VVB
(OC-025),PE7T/VK9X, PJ6/K2KW, PT5A,  R1FJT,  R35NP,  S79JE,  SD2O  (EU-135),
ST2VB, T32Z, T88PR, TF/DL2VFR (EU-168), TM5B (EU-148), TX5C, TX7LX,  UT0FT/p
(EU-182),  V51VV,  V73VV,  VK6FAU  (OC-206),   VP5/WB2REM,    VP6DX,  VP6PR,
YL3FT, YN2KDJ, Z2/UA4WHX, Z21BC, ZB3B, ZD8Z, ZK1/AC4LN (OC-082).


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