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4 October 2008                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 909
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Gianni, I1UWF will be active as 3A/I1UWF from Monaco on 5  October,
         starting around 13 UTC. He plans to operate SSB on  +/-  14240  and
         18140 kHz, running 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via  home
         call. [TNX I1UWF]
3DA    - David, GI4FUM (EI4DJ) will be operating from  Swaziland  as  3DA0DJ
         on 17-27 October [425DXN 905].  The  callsign  that  will  be  used
         during the Jamboree On The Air (18-19 October) has been changed  to
         3DA0SS (Swazi Scouts). [TNX GI4FUM]
3X     - The  VooDoo  Contest  Group  (http://voodoocontestgroup.com/)  will
         enter the CQ WW CW Contest (29-30 November) from  Conakry,  Guinea,
         as 3X5A in the multi-multi category. This will be the group's  15th
         straight year in  multi-multi  from  West  Africa  and  their  20th
         straight year participating in CQWWCW. The usual  8-9  British  and
         American operators will have seven  one-KW  stations  and  a  dozen
         antennas.  They  will  also  be  active  as  3X5A   (no    personal
         call-signs) before the contest, including 30, 17 and 12 metres  and
         maybe some RTTY. QSL via G3SXW, direct or bureau  (e-mail  requests
         for bureau cards can be sent to g3sxw(at)btinternet.com). The  logs
         will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX G3SXW]
6W     - DK8YY, DL1WA, DL4JS, DL8AKI and DL8ALU will be active  as  6W/DL4JS
         and 6V7M (during the WAG and CQ WW DX SSB  Contests)  from  Senegal
         on 18-27 October. They will operate on all HF  bands  SSB,  CW  and
         RTTY. QSL via DH7WW. [TNX DL1WA]
8Q     - Miguel, CT1IUA will be active as 8Q71U (8Q Seven One  U)  from  the
         Maldives (AS-013) on 9-20 October. He will spend his  honeymoon  on
         Kuredu Island and he  plans  to  operate  holiday  style  on  80-10
         metres SSB and CW. QSL via home call. [TNX CT1IUA]
9L     - 9L1X is the callsign that will be used during  the  operation  from
         Sherbro Island  (AF-056),  Sierra  Leone  [425DXN  892].  The  team
         (I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA and IK2HKT) expects  to  have  three
         stations active on SSB (28450, 24925, 21295,  18130,  14260,  7050,
         3795 and 1840 kHz), CW (28025, 24895, 21025, 18080,  14025,  10105,
         7005, 3505 and 1823 kHz) and  RTTY  (14082  kHz).  QSL  via  I2YSB,
         direct only. Bookmark  http://www.i2ysb.com/  for  updates  on  the
A5     - Gerard/F2VX, Alain/F5LMJ, Jean-Louis/F9DK  and  Vincent/G0LMX  will
         be active again from Bhutan on 7-25 November. This time  they  will
         operate as A5100A to celebrate the  centenary  of  the  Kingdom  of
         Bhutan. On 7-17 November they will operate from Thimphu, then  they
         will meet  up  with  Pradhan,  A51PN  and  operate  /P  from  three
         different regions in the southern part of  the  country.  Equipment
         includes  three  transceivers,  two  1Kw  amplifiers,  a  5    band
         Spiderbeam and an 11-element  log  periodic.  QSL  via  F9DK.  [TNX
         F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
C5     - Andre, ON7YK will be active once again as  C56YK  from  The  Gambia
         from 13 October to 9 November. Expect  holiday  style  activity  on
         80-10 metres (and possibly 160m) SSB and PSK31, with some RTTY  and
         CW.  QSL  via  ON7YK,  direct  or  bureau.  His  web  page  is   at
         www.on7yk.net [TNX NG3K]
CT3    - Stan OK1JR will be active holiday style from  Madeira  (AF-014)  on
         3-13 October. He plans to operate as  CT3/OK1JR  on  80-10  metres,
         with an emphasis on 30, 17 and 12 metres CW. QSL  via  OK1JN.  [TNX
EA6    - Adrian, AA5UK will be active  as  EA6/AA5UK  from  Ibiza,  Balearic
         Islands (EU-004) on 15-29 October, CQ WW DX SSB  Contest  included.
         He will operate holiday style on 160-10 metres  SSB,  RTTY,  PSK31,
         SSTV, JT65A and WSPR. Look for satellite activity on AO51. QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. He will upload his logs to LoTW.  [TNX
G      - The Farnborough and District Radio  Society  will  operate  special
         event station GB1CODY on 13-19 October to celebrate  the  centenary
         of the first official flight of a heavier than air machine  in  the
         United Kingdom by  Samuel  F.  Cody  (16  October  1908).  QSL  via
         bureau.    Further    information    can    be      found        at
         http://www.qrz.com/gb1cody [TNX G0YYY]
HB0   -  Twelve operators from the Rhine Ruhr DX Association (www.rrdxa.eu/)
         will  be active for  the 25th time from  Triesenberg, Liechtenstein
         on  18-31 October, including a  Multi-Multi  entry  in the CQ WW DX
         SSB Contest as HB0/HB9AON (QSL via DJ2YE). [TNX DK8EY]
JX     - Al, LA9SN will be active as JX9SN from Jan  Mayen  (EU-022)  for  a
         few hours on 8 October. He will operate CW  only,  probably  on  20
         and 30 metres. QSL direct only via home call. [TNX LA9SN]
KG4    - Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and  Ed,  KN4KL  (KG4KL)  will  be  active  from
         Guantanamo Bay on 7-21 October.  Expect  activity  on  all  the  HF
         bands SSB, RTTY and SSTV. Plus some 6 metres. QSL  via  home  call.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
LY     - Twelve  LY70  callsigns  are  being  aired  until  30  November  to
         celebrate the 70th anniversary  of  the  Lithuanian  Amateur  Radio
         Society (http://www.lrmd.lt): LY70A (LY5A), LY70AE (LY2AE),  LY70BY
         (LY3BY), LY70FE (LY2FE), LY70GW  (LY2GW),  LY70LRMD  (LY3W),  LY70M
         (LY3M), LY70PAX  (LY2PAX),  LY70Q  (LY4Q),  LY70QT  (LY2QT),  LY70W
         (LY5W) and LY70X (LY3X). Information on the relevant award  can  be
         found at http://www.qrz.com/LY70LRMD [TNX LY4Q]
OZ     - Ben, DO1BEN will be active again as OZ/DO1BEN from  Lolland  Island
         (EU-029) on 4-11 October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  His
         website    is    at     http://www.do1ben.de/index.html        [TNX
P2     - Mike, K6MYC has joined the IOTA DXpedition  to  Papua  New  Guinea,
         and will add EME (JT65) activity  to  the  planned  HF  operations.
         Depending on QRM he will use 50.250 MHz and 144.125 MHz.  The  team
         will also be making a big effort on 160 metres, with an  amplifier,
         Titanex and separate receiving antennas. Look for P29VLR  (QSL  via
         SM6CVX) from Garove (OC-161) between 20 and  26  October,  and  for
         P29NI (QSL via G3KHZ) from Hermit (OC-041) between 28  October  and
         3 November. Donations to help defray the significant costs of  this
         DXpedition    will    be     gratefully        accepted        (see
P4     - Sharon, K7WZB and Garry, K9WZB will be active as P40ZB  from  Aruba
         (SA-036) from 28 October to 6 November. They  will  operate  mostly
         40,  20,  15  and  10  metres,  with  possibly  6  metres  if  band
         conditions warrants. Operating modes will  be  SSB,  RTTY,  CW  and
         PSK31. QSL direct via K9WZB. [TNX K9WZB]
TT     - Jovica, E78A (aka 6W1SJ) will be  active  as  TT8JT  from  Chad  on
         10-18 October. This is a business trip and Jovica plans to  operate
         mostly CW on 40, 30 and 20 metres during his spare  time.  QSL  via
         E73Y, direct or bureau. [TNX E73Y]
V7     - Sei, JA7LU and Yohji, JH1AWN will be active as V73LU e  V73WN  from
         Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands on 10-13 October.  They  plan  to
         operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or via  the
         JARL bureau. [TNX CT1END]
VK     - Tad, VK2LNX and his wife Suzanne, VK2FSNJ are the latest  volunteer
         caretakers  for  the  lighthouse  located  on  Maatsuyker    Island
         (OC-233), off the southern  coast  of  Tasmania  (VK7).  They  will
         spend six months there, and will take some equipment with  them  in
         order to operate on the amateur radio bands. [TNX VA3RJ]
VU     - The first ever amateur radio  activity  from  a  National  Park  in
         India is taking place until 7 October. A group  of  nine  operators
         is QRV on  40  and  20  metres  CW  and  SSB  as  AT8WFF  from  the
         Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore.  QSL  via  VU2JHM.  [TNX
W      - Special event station N3A will be operated from  all  ten  US  call
         areas with the appropriate portable  designator  (N3A/1  to  N3A/0)
         during  the  whole  month  of  October  to  celebrate  the   fourth
         anniversary of the North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC).  QSL  direct
         to WY3H. Full details on the event and  the  relevant  certificates
         can be found at http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel/ [TNX WY3H]
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM will be active as YB3MM/9 from  the  radio  station  of
         YC9MKF on Timor Island  (OC-148)  on  4-7  December.  He  plans  to
         operate holiday style mostly on 20 metres. A  side  trip  to  Semau
         Island (OC-241) is also being taken  into  consideration.  QSL  via
         IZ8CCW. [TNX IZ8CCW]
ZS     - ZS08YL is the special callsign  for  the  annual  International  YL
         Meeting to be held in South Africa on  3-18  October.  The  station
         will  be  operated  from  three   different    locations,    namely
         Johannesburg,  Durban  and  Cape  Town.    QSL    via    operator's
         instructions. [TNX F5NQL]

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

NOT VIA CT1GFK ---> Toze, CT1GFK says he  is  receiving  several  cards  for
CU4AT, a station he is not the QSL manager for. The list of  stations  whose
QSL route is via CT1GFK can be found at http://ct1gfk.no.sapo.pt/ct1gfk.htm

NOT VIA N3SL ---> In 425DXN #884 we published a list  of  stations  assigned
to N3SL when W3HC retired from being a QSL manager. Steve, N3SL now  reports
that "this information has turned out to be incorrect", and that he  is  NOT
the QSL manager for 7X5VRK, CO6AP, PS2T, PT5T, PY2KC, TU2XZ or  ZY100S.  "We
are sorry for the confusion", Steve says. All QSLs sent to  N3SL  for  these
stations are being returned.

QSL 9G5SW ---> The new QSL route is via OK1DOT, direct  only:  Petr  Gustab,
P.O.  Box  52,  Cesky  Brod  282  01,    Czech    Republic.    According  to
http://www.qrz.com/ok1dot the other stations Petr is  the  QSL  manager  for
are 3W22S, 3W3W, 9M2/G4VGO,  9V1GO,  EP4SP,  HK1AR,  HK3KAV,  NL7G,  TG9AKH,

QSL VK9DWX ---> The QSL manager will be  DJ2MX.  However,  to  minimize  the
workload, you are encouraged to use the Online  QSL  Request  System.  There
you will be  able  to  choose  between  direct  QSL  card  (donation  to  be
transferred on-line) and bureau QSL card, with no need for you to send  your
actual  QSL.  The  Online  QSL  Request  System  will    be    available  on
http://www.vk9dwx.de/ after the expedition.

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  eligible
for listing. Send send your scores, as  well  as  any  request  for  further
information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)

+ SILENT KEYS + Jens Palle  Moreau  Joergensen,  OZ5MJ  passed  away  on  21
September, at 77 years  of  age.  A  well-known  and  active  DXer,  he  was
particularly interested in island chasing and contributed to the  IOTA  list
revision back in 2000.
Other reported Silent Keys include Gyozi Macsuga (HA0MM), Nikolai  N.  Lapin
(RU1OL, formerly UW1OL) and Anthony Martin (M1FDE), who passed away  at  the
age of 41 on 20 September. He was responsible  for  the  RF  design  of  the
Personal Role Radio (PRR) introduced into the British Army in 2002.


QSLs received direct or  through managers: 3B7SP, 3D2AP/p  (OC-060), 3DA0OK,
3DA0VB, 3DA0ZO, 4L0A, 5D0IPY,  5H3VMB,  5N9NDP,  5R8VB,  5X1VB,  5Z4/UA4WHX,
6V7K, 7Q7VB, 8R1WD,  9G5MM,  9J2VB, 9M4SEB  (OC-295),  9M6/LA6VM,  9M6XRO/p,
9Q/SM7RME,  9U0VB,  9X0VB, A25OOK, A25VB, A43HI  (AS-010),  A71AN/p,  C31CT,
C31PP, C6APR, C91SL , C91VB, C91XO , CN8KD,  CX1AA,  CY0X  ,  D20VB,  D60VB,
E75DX, EF8M, ES1WN, FW1Z, HC1HC, HL14ARDF,  HQ8R  (NA-035),  HS0ZED,  IM0QMA
(EU-041), K7A, OY/LA9SN, P41USA , P49T , SD2O (EU-135),  SM3TLG/p  (EU-087),
TF/LA9SN  (EU-071),  TL8QC,  TM5EL,  TO5E,  TT8BP,  TX5C,  UE0ISL  (AS-059),
V4/G4FAL, V73NS, VC1T (NA-126), VK3AAL/3 (OC-136),  VK9CJW,  VP6DX,  VU2PAI,
W2REH  (NA-111),  XR7A  (SA-043),  XR7W  (SA-053),  XU7DLH,  XU7TZG,  YJ8TZ,


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