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18 October 2008                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 911
                         *** 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 25  October
         for the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. He plans to operate  on  10,  15  and
         possibily 20 metres starting around 13 UTC, with 100 watts  into  a
         vertical antenna. QSL via home call. [TNX I1UWF]
3D2    - Aki, JA1NLX will be active as 3D2YA from Mana  Island  (OC-121)  on
         21-27 November. He will operate CW on or around 3505, 7015,  10115,
         14035, 18075, 21035, 24895 and 28035 kHz. QSL  via  JA1NLX,  direct
         or bureau. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX K1XN]
3W     - Mike/RL3BM and Arkady/UA4CC will be active as XV4BM and XV4CC  from
         Phu Quoc Island (AS-128), Vietnam on 5-13 November.  They  plan  to
         operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres, with 100  watts  into  vertical
         antennas and a 2-element wire vertical Yagi for 20m. This  will  be
         a family vacation, but the two will do their best to be on the  air
         as much as possible. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
4X     - Hal, W8HC and Jerry, K8OQL will return to Israel for another CQ  WW
         DX SSB Contest from the  Holyland.  In  commemoration  of  Israel's
         60th Anniversary, they have been granted permission to  operate  as
         4X0C as a special event/contest station from  atop  the  historical
         Masada National Park. Hal and Jerry will be hosted  and  joined  by
         Ruben, 4Z5FI for their M/S operation during the  contest.  QSL  via
         W8HC, direct or bureau. The logs will be  uploaded  to  LoTW.  [TNX
6Y     - Francesco, IZ7KHR will be active as 6Y7K from Jamaica  (NA-097)  on
         20-28 October. QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  He  is  this
         year's Young Ham selected to  participate  in  the  CW  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest from the 6Y1V station.
8Q     - Oku, JK1KSB will be active as  8Q7SO  from  the  Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 26 October to 1 November. He plans to  operate  holiday  style
         on 80-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX JK1KSB]
8Q     - Slavo, SP2JMB and his wife Dorota, SP2TO will be  active  as  8Q7SC
         from the Maldives (AS-013) from 25 November to 10 December,  CQ  WW
         DX CW Contest included. QSL via SP2JMB. [TNX SP2JMB]
9A     - Mike, DL3VTA and Wolfgang, DL1DVP will operate CW,  SSB,  RTTY  and
         PSK31 as 9A/DL3VTA and 9A/DL1DVP from Pag Island (EU-170) on  20-27
         October. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL3VTA]
9H     - Anne, OH2YL will be active as 9H3YL  from  Malta  (EU-023)  on  1-8
         November. She plans to operate CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL  via
         home call. [TNX OH2YL]
9L     - Karl, DK2WV and other operators from Germany and England, plus  one
         local operator, will be active as 9L0W from  Sierra  Leone  between
         21 October  and  11  November.  The  team  will  counduct  training
         courses in Amateur Radio at the University  of  Freetown.  Activity
         will be on 160-6 metres with up to three stations, with  amplifiers
         and different antennas. QSL via DK2WV, direct or bureau. [TNX  OPDX
9M8    - Steve, 9M6DXX will be active as 9M8Z from  Sarawak,  East  Malaysia
         on 22-26 October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest.
         Before the contest he will operate as time permits. QSL via  M0URX,
         direct or bureau. [TNX 9M6DXX]
A4     - A43ICEM will participate in the JOTA  event  (18-19  October)  from
         the International College of Engineering & Management.  QSL  direct
         to A41MA. [TNX A41MA]
EA8    - Stephan, DK3TNA will be active  as  EA8/DK3TNA  from  Fuerteventura
         (DIE  S-006),  Canary  Islands  (AF-004)  from  20  October  to   1
         November. He will operate CW and SSB  on  80-10  metres,  with  100
         watts and a dipole. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
EA8    - Jean/ON5JV and Georgette/ON6AK will be active as EA8/homecall  from
         Tenerife, Canary Islands (AF-004) from 22 November  to  3  February
         2009. Activity will be mainly on 20  and  40  metres  during  their
         evenings. QSL via home calls (bureau preferred). [TNX ON5JV]
FM     - Oliver, F6ARC, will be active as FM/F6ARC from Martinique  (NA-107)
         from  on  19-23  October.  He plans to  operate  CW with a focus on
         160-30 metres. [TNX F5NBU]
GW     - The Strumble Head  DX  and  Contest  Group  (http://www.mc0shl.com)
         will  participate  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB   Contest    as    MW9W
         (Multi-Multi). On 22-28 October they will operate on 160-10  metres
         using the club call, MC0SHL. QSL via M0URX. [TNX G1VDP]
GW     - Chris, M0DOL and others will be active on all bands  and  modes  as
         GB4HI from both Holy Island (EU-124) and Anglesey (EU-005) for  one
         week starting on 24 October. QSL via M0DOL.
HC     - JA6GCE, JA6SOV and JM6EBU  will  be  active  as  homecall/HC5  from
         Ecuador between 24 October and 2 November. They will  operate  SSB,
         CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls.  They  will  also
         participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as HD5J  (QSL  via  JA6GCE)
         along with HC5WW. After the contest,  and  until  1  November,  the
         four of them will be visiting the Galapagos Islands (SA-004),  with
         some limited activity as homecall/HC8.  QSL  HC5WW/HC8  via  JA6VU,
         others via home calls. [TNX JA1ELY]
HC    -  SM6FKF,  SM6LJU,   SM7BUA   and  SM7NDX,  along  with  HC2SL,  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as HD2M  (Multi-Multi)  from
         Nobol, Ecuador. Before the contest, starting on 25  November,  they
         will operate as HC2/homecall, with a focus on the low bands CW,  as
         well as on 12, 17 and 30 metres and  RTTY.  QSL  HD2M  via  SM6FKF,
         others via  home  call.  Further  information  will  be  posted  on
HK0_sa - Dennis, K7BV will be active again as 5J0M from San Andres  (NA-033,
         EK92dm) from 19 June to 5 July 2009. Dennis will concentrate  on  6
         metres, but he may also be QRV on  the  HF  bands.  QSL  direct  to
         W1JJ.  Further  information  at  http://www.qth.com/k7bv/caribe2009
         [TNX K7BV]
I      - Silverio, IK3IUL  will  be  active  as  IK3IUL/p  from  Pellestrina
         Island (EU-131, IIA VE-033) on  18-19  October.  He  is  likely  to
         operate CW only, running 5 watts into  a  vertical  antenna  on  30
         metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX IK3IUL]
I      - IT9ATF, IT9NPR, IT9PPG and IT9WDC  will  be  active  as  IF9A  from
         Favignana Island (EU-054, IIA TP-011) on 24-26  October,  including
         an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL  via  IT9ATF,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
I      - Special event call II20CJ will be aired between 25 October  and  30
         November  to  celebrate  the  20th  anniversary  of  ARI  Cinisello
         Balsamo (IQ2CJ). Expect activity on the HF bands and 2  metres,  as
         well as during the CQ WW DX SSB and CW contests.  QSL  via  IW2HAJ,
         direct or bureau. [TNX IK2JUB]
I      - Special event station IY1EY will be active  on  1-9  November  from
         Loano (www.ariloano.it) to commemorate  the  experiments  conducted
         by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht "Elettra" in  the  Ligurian  Sea
         between 1919 and 1936. Expect activity on all bands CW,  SSB,  RTTY
         and PSK31. Special QSL via IK1QBT. [TNX IK1QBT]
S2     - The expedition to St. Martin's Island (AS-127) [425DXN 904] is  now
         scheduled to take  place  from  29  November  to  4  December.  The
         operators will be S21RC, S21AM, S21DM and S21S, and  they  plan  to
         be active on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80  metres  SSB  and  RTTY.
         QSL  via  EB7DX.  Sponsors  are  being   sought,    please    visit
         http://s2iota.eb7dx.com/ or e-mail eb7dx@eb7dx.com  if  willing  to
         help them.
SM     - ON4ACA and ON6UQ will be  active  from  SI9AM  (King  Chulalongkorn
         Memorial Amateur Radio Society,  http://www.si9am.se/)  in  Utanede
         on 23-27 October, including a Multi-Single entry in the  CQ  WW  DX
         SSB Contest. All of the QSOs will be  confirmed  automatically  via
         the bureau; direct requests to SM3CVM. [TNX ON4ACA]
SP     - HF30JP will be the callsign used by members  of  the  SP9YCW  Radio
         Club to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the  pontificate  of  the
         late Pope John Paul II. Look for activity  on  15-31  October.  QSL
         via SP9BRP. [TNX SP9BRP]
SV9    - I0UZF, IK0EFR, IK0FUX, IK0YUT, IZ0FWD, SV1BJW  and  SV1RP  will  be
         active as J49I from  Crete  (EU-015)  between  26  November  and  1
         December. Expect them to operate mainly CW on  160-10  metres,  and
         to participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL  via  IK0EFR.  [TNX
TA     - Special station TC85TC will be active  between  23  October  and  2
         December to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the  proclamation  of
         the Republic of Turkey (29 October 1923). Look  for  main  activity
         on 17, 20 and 40 metres. QSL via TA1HZ.  A  special  postage  stamp
         will be affixed on the envelopes for  the  first  85  direct  QSLs.
         [TNX TA1HZ]
T32    - Tom, NY0V and Rod, K0DAS will be active as T32CXX and  T32DAS  from
         Kiritimati (Christmas Island, OC-024) on 21-28  October,  including
         a M/S entry in the CQ WW SSB Contest  as  T32CXX.  QSL  T32CXX  via
         W0CXX, QSL T32DAS via K0DAS. [TNX The Daily DX]
T6     - Frank, PA2MRX says he will be active as T6/PA2MRX from  Afghanistan
         between 17 October and 2 November. He plans to operate  QRP  on  20
         metres, mainly PSK31 and RTTY,  in  his  spare  time  (indicatively
         from 14.30 to 17.30 UTC). QSL via  bureau  to  home  call.  Further
         information at http://members.home.nl/mmarx/PA2MRX/PA2MRX.htm  [TNX
T8     - JK2VOC and JA2BNN will be active as T88FY and T88AC from  Palau  on
         23-28 October, including entries in the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest.  QSL
         via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Lee, HL1IWD and Harry, WX8C will be active as T88YB and T88OO  from
         Palau on 24-27 October. They will  operate  CW,  SSB  and  possibly
         some RTTY on 80-10 metres, including an entry in the CQ WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as T88YB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.  [TNX  OPDX
V3     - Jay/K0BCN (V31MX), Tom/AB5XZ and possibily others  will  be  active
         from Cay Caulker (NA-073),  Belize  on  22-29  October.  They  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest,  most  likely  as  V31MX
         (Multi-Single). QSL V31MX via K0BCN. [TNX The Daily DX]
V4     - John, W5JON will be active as V4/W5JON from St. Kitts  (NA-104)  on
         22-31 October. He plans to operate  SSB  on  160-6  metres  and  to
         participate in the CQ WW SSB Contest. [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Shoji,  JA7HMZ  will  be  active  as  V6B  from  Pohnpei  (OC-010),
         Micronesia from 26 October to 1 November. He might  participate  in
         the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
VP5    - Ken/K2WB, Jack/N2VW, Tony/W2WAS and Frank/WA2VYA will be active  as
         VP5/homecall from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks &  Caicos  Islands
         on 21-28 October. They  will  participate  in  the  CQ  WW  SSB  DX
         Contest as VP5T (QSL via  N2VW);  outside  the  contest  they  will
         concentrate on 12, 17 and 30 metres CW and on 60  metres.  QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP9    - Irv, K3IRV will be active as VP9/K3IRV  from  Bermuda  (NA-005)  on
         22-28 October. He will operate holiday style on 80-10  metres  SSB,
         with some activity during the CW WW DX SSB Contest.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX NG3K]
XU     - Look for Retu, OH4MDY to be active again as  XU7MDY  from  Cambodia
         from 23 October to 8 November. He plans to operate on the HF  bands
         and 6 metres using CW, SSB, RTTY and  PSK3.  Suggested  frequencies
         for CW are 1822, 3502, 7006, 10104, 14007, 21007, 24897  and  28020
         kHz. QSL via OH4MDY, direct only. [TNX OH4MDY]
YJ     - Mat, JA1JQY (QSL via home call) and Kuni, JA8VE  (QSL  via  JF1OCQ)
         will be active from Vanuatu from 31 October  to  6  November.  They
         will collect their licences upon  arrival.  Plans  are  to  operate
         SSB, CW and possibly RTTY  on  80-10  metres;  depending  on  local
         conditions, they might also give 160 metres a try. [TNX JA1ELY]
YL     - Latvian amateur radio operators can use special event  prefix  YL90
         on  1-30  November  to  celebrate  the  90th  anniversary  of   the
         proclamation of the Republic of Latvia  (18  November  1918).  [TNX
ZA    -  Look for ZA0/IK7JWX, ZA0/I0SNY, ZA0/I8YGZ, ZA0/I8LWL and ZA0/IK2AQZ
         to be active from Sazan Island (EU-169) on 23-29 October. They plan
         to  operate on the HF and VHF  bands,  using  SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31.
         QSL  via  home  calls,  direct  or  bureau.  They have a website at
         http://www.sazan2008.altervista.org [TNX IK7JWX]
ZD8    - Steve, G3ZVW will be active again as  ZD8N  from  Ascension  Island
         (AF-003) on 12-27 January 2009. Activity will be on  CW,  RTTY  and
         SSB, mainly on the HF bands (30-10 metres). [TNX G3ZVW]

CARIBBEAN CRUISE  --->  Mek/SP7VC,  Tadeusz/SP3IPB  and  Aga/SQ3WN  will  be
sailing  the  Caribbean  Sea  on  a 40-feet  yacht between 17 October and 15
November.  They  plan  to  visit and  possibly  operate  from  various  DXCC
Entities: the  British  Virgin  Islands  (VP2V)  until 26 October, then Saba
(PJ5),  Saint Martin  (FS),  St.  Marteen (PJ7),  St. Eustatius (PJ6), Saint
Barthelemy  (FJ), Antigua (V2), Montserrat (VP2M), Guadeloupe (FG), Dominica
(J7) and Martinique (FM). QSL via home calls. [TNX SP5UAF]

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

ARCALA EXTREMES ---> "The world's northernmost  contest  alliance  is  ready
with a mission and team to be part of this  year's  CQWW  SSB  battle.  Just
this week they will be augmenting their already impressive firepower with  a
100-meter (330 ft) massive rotating tower going up adorned with a  full-size
3-L 160M beam and 5-L 80M beam which they claim to be  the  first  of  their
This marks the team's latest frantic effort to boost  the  signal  from  the
worst  propagation  region  in  the  world.    You    can    visit  them  at
While OH8X will be operated by Marko, OH4JFN,  their  sister  stations  CU2A
(Azores Islands) and TC4X (Asian Turkey) will be  operated  by  Toni,  OH2UA
and Pertti, OH2PM respectively while OH0E (Aland Islands) will be manned  by
Ville, OH2MM and CN2B (Morocco) by  Martti, OH2BH.
Their strategies and categories still remain to some extent on  the  drawing
A series of full-color QSL cards can be obtained as follows:
OH8X  via  OH2UA
CU2A  via  OH2BH
TC4X  via  OH2BH
OH0E  via  OH2MM
CN2B  via  OH2BH
The team wish the world's contesters  every success in their efforts to
contact Arcala Extremes". [TNX OH2BH]

OH CONTEST/DX MEETING ---> The 14th annual CCF (Contest  Club  Finland)  and
OHDXF (OH DXFoundation, http://www.ohdxf.fi) Contest & DX  Meeting  will  be
held once again aboard the Viking Line M/S Gabriella on 16-18 January  2009.
The ferry will travel from Helsinki to the Aland Islands  to  Stockholm  and
back. Further information, prices and registration details are available  at

PIRATE ---> Pasquale, IW0HEX says that  his  callsign  is  being  repeatedly
pirated on either the PacketCluster and the major DXpeditions'  transmitting

PMC CONTEST ---> The International Association  of  Peace  Messenger  Cities
(www.iapmc.org) was established twenty years ago to recognize and  encourage
the role and responsibility cities have in creating a culture of peace.  The
Radio Club Slovenj Gradec, S59DCD (ex YU3DCD) sponsors the WW  PMC  Contest,
to promote contacts between stations located in the Peace  Messenger  Cities
(currently 93) and the rest of the world. The contest (CW and SSB)  will  be
held on 12 UTC on 7 February 2009 until 12 UTC on the 8th. Complete  details
can be found at http://www.s59dcd.si/english/index.php [TNX S54X]

QSL VIA RX1CQ ---> Dmitry is the QSL  manager  for  R90LPU,  RA1ZM,  RP1CKK,
RV9JE, UA1CAK, UA9JKA and  UE1CFZ.  The  address  for  direct  requests  is:
Dmitry Sokolov, P.O. Box 13, Zarechnay  9,  Sertolovo,  Leningradskay  obl.,
188655, Russia [TNX RX1CQ]

the author of 'World Licensing and Operating Directory',  a  new  book  that
should be of interest to those who are planning to operate from  abroad.  It
has an A-Z listing of countries and provides details  of  how  to  obtain  a
guest licence in as many of those countries  as  possible  (over  200).  The
final section of the  book  provides  details  of  as  many  of  the  rental
stations around the world that Steve could find out about  through  research
on the web and through personal contacts. Further information can  be  found
at www.rsgbshop.org

+ SILENT KEY + "Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, has too many Top 10 finishes to  list.
Off the air, he served for more than a decade as the HF Contest Manager  for
Associazione  Radioamatori  Italiani,  Italy's    national    Amateur  Radio
association and IARU Member-Society. Cortese wrote a book on contesting  and
has been a member of the CQWW Contest Committee since 1990,  co-director  of
the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest and CQ WPX RTTY Contest since 2005". This was  the
reason for Paolo's induction into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in  May  2008.
Above all, Paolo was one of our best friends, and we are devastated  by  the
news - unfortunately not unexpected - of his untimely passing on 12  October
after a short illness, at only 48 years of age. We will miss  his  brilliant
mind  and  witty  sense  of  humour,  his  wide  knowledge    and  versatile
intelligence. Rest in peace, Paolo, and thank you for your friendship.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AP/p,  3D2VB,  3DA0JK,  3DA0VB,
3V8SS, 4K9W, 5H3VMB, 5J0E, 5J0M, 5R8VB,  5W0HH,  5W0VB,  5X1VB,  5Z4/UA4WHX,
6E4LM,  7Q7VB,  7S2S  (EU-139),  7X0RY,  8J3YAGI,  8P9/AC4LN,  8R1Z,  8S6KOS
(EU-043), 9G5MM, 9H3F, 9J2VB, 9K2MU, 9L0W, 9M2GCN, 9Q/SM7RME, 9U0VB,  9X0VB,
9Y4/AC4LN, A35VB, A43DI (AS-112),  A43GI  (AS-119),  A43HI  (AS-010),  A43MI
(AS-014),  A45WD,  AC4LN/HR2,  AI5P/KH2,  BU2AI/9  (AS-113),   C91R,  C91VB,
C91VB/6 (AF-088), CN8KD,CO8LY,  CP6UA,  CT9L,  CX2ABC,  CY0X,  D20VB,  D60VB
(AF-007), DS1JFY, E7HQ, EI7M, ER5GB,  ES1WN,  FJ/OH2AM,  FO/AC4LN  (OC-152),
FR5DX, FW1W, FW1Z, GJ6YB, H40VB (OC-065), H44VV (OC-158), HC1MD,  HI8/AC4LN,
HL14ARDF, HP3AK, HQ8R  (NA-035),  HS0ZBS,  HV50VR,  IM0/IK5PWQ,  IM0/IK5XCT,
IS0/IU3SRT, J20VB, JA1KJW/JD1, JD1BLY, JW4LN, JX/G7VJR, K7A (NA-042,  NA-087
and NA-241), KG4GY, KL7DX (NA-234), KL7HBK (NA-004), KP2AD, LX/DJ9VA,  OJ0B,
OX3MC, OY3JE, P4/W1XP,  PT0F,  R4/UT5UDX,  ST2VB,  T209DX,  T20VB  (OC-015),
T70A, T88GH, TF3CW, TO5E, TO5RZ, TX5C, UK8FF, UN1L,  V44KAI,  V51AS,  V51VV,
V51VV/p  (AF-070),  V73RY  (OC-028),  VE8RCS/VY0  (NA-008),  VE9DX,  VK9CJW,
(SA-037), Z2/UA4WHX, ZD8LP, ZK1/UA4WHX (OC-082 and OC-159), ZK2VB (OC-040).


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