425 DX News issue #913

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01 November 2008                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 913
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - Dave, ZS6AVM will be active  as  3DA0VM  from  Swaziland  on  19-23
         November. He plans to operate SSB on 40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct only. [TNX NG3K]
3W     - Arkady, UA4CC (XV4CC) has had  to  cancel  his  trip  to  Phu  Quoc
         Island (AS-128) [425DXN 911].  Mike,  RL3BM  is  still  going,  and
         hopes to operate as XV4BM (licence to be  collected  upon  arrival)
         between 5 and 13 November. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
3W     - Hans-Peter, HB9BXE will be active as XV4BX  from  Phu  Quoc  Island
         (AS-128) on 22-30 November, CQ WW DX CW  Contest  included.  Expect
         activity on 160-10 metres mainly CW. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
5R     - Eric, F6ICX will be  active  as  5R8IC  from  Sainte  Marie  Island
         (AF-090) from 18 November to  14  December.  He  plans  to  operate
         mainly CW on 30-10 metres. QSL via home cal.  [TNX  F6AJA  and  Les
         Nouvelles DX]
9J     - S53A will be active as 9J3A from the Kafue  National  Park,  Zambia
         from 22 November to 2 December, CQ WW DX CW Contest  included.  QSL
         via home call. [TNX NG3K]
9K     - Markus/DL9RCF, Hartmut/DM5TI, Uwe/DL9NDS and Chris/DL5NAM  will  be
         active from the station of Hamad,  9K2HN  on  6-17  November.  They
         will participate in the WAE RTTY  Contest;  before  and  after  the
         contest they will operate RTTY, SSB and CW also on 12,  17  and  30
         metres.  QSL  via  9K2HN.  The  logs  will    be    available    at
         www.logsearch.de [TNX DL5NAM]
9L     - 9L0W will take a side  trip  to  Banana  Island  (AF-037)  on  2-10
         November. QSL via DK2WV. [TNX The Daily DX]
9M4    - Yoshiaki, JA1OCZ will  be  active  as  9M4DXX  from  Penang  Island
         (AS-015)  for  the  Japan  International  DX  SSB  Contest  on  8-9
         November (http://jidx.org/). He plans to operate on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via 9M2TO, direct or bureau. [TNX JF1OCQ]
CE0    - Merv, N6NO will operate mainly CW as CE0Y/N6NO from  Easter  Island
         (SA-001) on 7-16 November. Although amateur radio is  not  normally
         permitted on 30 metres in Chile, he has obtained special  temporary
         authorization  to  use  that  band  for  this  operation.  He  will
         therefore focus on 30m, but may also use 12-40m with 100  watts  to
         vertical and dipole antennas. QSL via home call. [TNX N6NO]
EA     - The first railway in Spain was the  line  Barcelona-Mataro,  opened
         in 1848.  Celebrating  that  anniversary,  special  event  stations
         EH3MB (from Mataro) and EH3BM (from Barcelona) will  be  active  on
         all bands and modes on 1-2 November.  QSL  EH3BM  via  EA3GLB,  QSL
         EH3MB via EA3APS. [TNX F5NQL]
E7     - Special event station  E760DPR  is  active  until  31  December  to
         celebrate the 60th anniversary of  Radio  Club  Trebinje.  QSL  via
         E73DPR. [TNX E73XL]
F      - The Radio Club of Fagnes (F5KDB) will be active as TM90AA  on  8-21
         November to commemorate the 90th anniversay  of  the  armistice  of
         World War I (11 November 1918). QSL via  F5SPW  (bureau)  or  F4FIU
         (direct). [TNX VA3RJ]
FR     - RA3AUU, RW3RN and UA4HOX  will  be  active  as  TO3R  from  Reunion
         Island  (AF-016)  from  25  November  to  6  December.  They   will
         concentrate on the low bands and will participate in the CQ  WW  DX
         CW Contest. QSL via RW3RN. [TNX NG3K]
FT5W   - Florentin, F4DYW says he will be working at Alfred  Faure  Base  on
         Ile de la Possesson, Crozet Islands  (AF-008)  between  1  December
         2008 and 30 November 2009. He plans to operate as FT5WO on  20,  15
         and 40 metres SSB during  his  spare  time,  using  100  watts  and
         dipoles. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
G      - The Thorpe Camp Amateur Radio  Group  will  operate  special  event
         station GB617SQN from 31 October until 27  November  for  the  64th
         anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Tirpitz by 9  and  617
         squadrons on 12 november 1944. The station  will  be  operating  on
         all bands and various  modes.  The  QTH  will  be  the  former  RAF
         Airfield,     known        as        RAF        Woodhall        Spa
         (http://www.thorpecamp.org.uk). QSL via 2E0PRD, direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX 2E0PRD]
G      - Mick, G3LIK reports he will be active as GB4RN (GB4 Royal Navy)  on
         1-23 November, which will include the RNARS CW Activity Contest  on
         15-16              November                (rules                at
HK0_sa - AA7JV,  HA7RY,  HA8MT  and  HK3JJH  will  be  active  as  5J0T  and
         HK0/HK3JJH from Roncador Bank (NA-133) on 18-21 November  and  from
         Bajo Nuevo (NA-132) between 23 November and 2  December.  The  DXCC
         Entity for  both  reefs  is  San  Andres.  They  will  operate  two
         stations with amplifiers on 160-6 metres, with a focus on  the  low
         bands, especially 160m. Antennas will  be  verticals  mounted  over
         salt water. Expect 5J0T to be active during the CQ WW  CW  Contest.
         QSL 5J0T via HA7RY (direct or  bureau),  QSL  HK0/HK3JJH  via  home
         call (direct or bureau).  The  website  for  the  operation  is  at
         http://www.5J0T.com/ [TNX AA7JV]
I      - Celebrating the last flag-lowering ceremony that  will  take  place
         on 19 November, special event station II1ADV will  be  active  from
         the Italian Navy frigate "Carabiniere" on  15-19  November.  Expect
         SSB, CW and PSK activity from 8 to 19 UTC. QSL via  IW1RLR,  direct
         or bureau. Information on  the  relevant  award  can  be  found  at
         http://www.assoradiomarinai.tk [TNX IT9MRM]
I      - Look  for   Davide/IW9GUR,  Angelo/IW9HLM,  Andrea/IW9HQP,  Andrea/
         IT9RKR and Enzo/IT9GCG to  operate  as   ID9/homecall  from  Salina
         Island  (EU-017,  IIA  ME-015)  from  about  11 UTC on 21  November
         until about 11 UTC  on  the  23rd.  QSL  via  home calls, direct or
         Further information,  including  live audio and video, can be found
         at www.095dxteam.org [TNX IW9GUR]
J3     - Look for Hans, DL7CM and Sid, DM2AYO to be active as  from  Grenada
         (NA-024) on 6-25 November. They plan to  operate  as  J3/DL7CM  and
         J3/DM2AYO on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, with two  stations
         with amplifiers. QSL via home  calls.  They  have  a  web  page  at
         http://www.qsl.net/dl7cm/J3/J3.htm  [TNX DL7CM]
         will be active from Guam  (OC-026)  on  8-12  November.  They  will
         operate SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF  bands,  apparently  as
         either K6Y  (QSL  via  JA1OZK)  and/or  under  personal  callsigns.
         According to http://www.ncvec.org/, K6Y  is  for  celebrating  "the
         60th anniversary of Yokohama opening a port". [TNX NG3K]
OX     - Nigel,  G3TXF   reports   he   will  be  active  as  OX/G3TXF  from
         Kangerlussuaq,  Greenland  (NA-018)  on  6-10  November.  He   will
         operate CW, but he also hope  to  participate  in  the  Worked  All
         Europe (WAE) RTTY Contest (8-9 November). QSL via  home  call.  The
         web    page      for        the        activity        is        at
S7     - Iwa, JA0UH (S79UH) and Tohru, JA0UMV (S79MV) will  be  active  from
         Praslin Island (AF-024), Seychelles on 9-14 November. They plan  to
         operate SSB and CW on 160-10 metres with 400 watts.  QSL  via  home
         calls. [TNX JA0UH]
SP     - Celebrating the 90th  anniversary  of  Poland's  independence,  the
         following eighteen special event stations will be  active  on  3-23
         November: 3Z1918PR, 3Z2008PR, 3Z90PR, HF1918PR,  HF2008PR,  HF90PR,
         SN1918PR, SN2008PR, SN90PR, SO1918PR, SO2008PR,  SO90PR,  SP1918PR,
         SP2008PR, SP90PR, SQ1918PR,  SQ2008PR  and  SQ90PR.  Contacts  made
         with them are eligible for the Polonia Restituta Award,  issued  by
         the Association of Polish  Radio  Amateurs  (PZK)  and  the  Polish
         Defence League (LOK). Information on the  award  can  be  found  at
         http://www.sp5kcr.piwko.pl [TNX SP5PB]
UA_ant - Alex, RV1ZC (ex-UA1ZCK) is going to winter  again  at  the  Russian
         Antarctic station Vostok. He will operate once  more  as  R1ANC  on
         the HF bands CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via RN1ON  (ex-UA1PAC),
         direct or bureau. [TNX RN1ON]
V8     - Ian, G3YBY will operate as V8FKT  from  Brunei  on  9-21  November.
         Activity will be mainly SSB and RTTY  on  40-15  metres  using  100
         watts to elevated verticals. QSL via home call. [TNX G3YBY]
VP9    - Juhani, OH3SR will be active as  OH3SR/VP9  from  Bermuda  (NA-005)
         from 25 November to 2 December. He will operate  holiday  style  on
         all bands SSB, CW and RTTY; some casula activity during the  CQ  WW
         DX CW is also planned. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
VU     - On 6-14 November, after their  VU4RG  activity  from  the  Andamans
         [425DXN  910],  Helmut/DL5DSM  and  Norbert/DJ7JC  will  be  active
         respectively as VU3NLG and VU3NLF from Panjim (Goa).  Helmut  plans
         to concentrate on the low bands, while Norbert will operate  mostly
         on 40 metres and higher bands. QSL via home calls.
         and JH3PBL (XU7PBL) will be active from Cambodia on 6-10  November.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB and digital  modes  on  160-6  metres;
         XU7CJA has special permission  to  operate  on  Satellite  for  the
         first time in Cambodia. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
YJ     - Suggested   frequencies  for  YJ0AVE  and  YJ0AQY's  activity  from
         Vanuatu (31 October-6 November) [425DXN 912] are 1818, 3507,  7007,
         10117, 14007, 18077, 21007, 24897, 28007 kHz (CW), and 3798,  7080,
         14170, 18135,  21270,  24940,  28470  kHz  (SSB).  QSL  YJ0AVE  via
         JF1OCQ, QSL YJ0AQY via JA1JQY.

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

A5100A ---> The website for the 7-25 November A5100A  activity  from  Bhutan
[425DXN 909] can be found at www.f5lmj.net/a5100a.htm  [TNX F5LMJ]

EU-169 ---> The operators on Sazan Island (I0SNY, I8LWL, I8YGZ,  IK2AQZ  and
IK7JWX) went QRT after 15,228 QSOs.  A  log  search  will  be  available  at
http://www.sazan2008.altervista.org [TNX IK7JWX]

INORC CONTEST ---> The 28th Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club's Contest  will
take  place  on  15-16  November.  Complete    rules    can    be  found  at

LOG VU7SJ ---> The log search for VU7SJ (Lakshadweep Islands) can  be  found
at www.dl9grb.de/vu3/search.html.

OQRPC ---> The QRP Contest Community invites QRP enthusiasts to  participate
in the 25th Original QRP Contest (OQRPC), which will  take  place  on  27-28
December (from 15 UTC to 15 UTC) on the CW portions of the 80,  40  and  20m
bands. For further information please visit  http://www.qrpcc.de  or  e-mail
Hartmut Weber, DJ7ST (dj7st@darc.de). [TNX DJ7ST]

QSL GM7R ---> Effective immediately, the QSL route for contest station  GM3R
is  via  Kim  Larson,  daughter  of  N3SL,  via  N3SL's    callbook  address
(http://www.qsl.net/n3sl/manager.htm). [TNX N3SL]

QSL TO5DX ---> The Texas DX Society is getting a lot of QSL  cards  to  K5DX
for phone contacts actually  made  with  TO5DX,  the  recent  DXpedition  to
Saint-Barthelemy. The QSL Mgr for TO5DX is AA4NN, stations in  doubt  as  to
who they worked can check the online logs for TO5DX at  www.to5dx.com.  [TNX

VK4 QSL BUREAU ---> The new VK4 QSL Bureau Manager is VK4HDX, whose  address
is: Ray Crawford, 53 Moore St, Kingaroy, QLD 4610, Australia. [TNX VK4AN]

VK9DWX ---> The DXpedition to the Willis Islands (OC-007)  went  QRT  around
19.45 UTC on 25 October. The on-line log now contains 95312 QSOs (53783  CW,
32904 SSB and 8625  RTTY)  with  23128  unique  callsigns.  The  Online  QSL
Request   System    (OQRS)    is    now    available    on    their  website
(http://www.vk9dwx.de/): please use it in order to help the QSL  manager  to
minimize the workload! You can choose whether to receive  your  card  direct
or through the bureau.

VO2A ---> The story  of  VO2A  (NA-194  and  NA-205)  is  now  available  on
IZ1CRR's blog at http://i121171.blogspot.com/

SILENT KEYS ---> Italian VHF guru Gino Lipari (IT9JLG)  passed  away  at  63
years of age. Other recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  John  Jackson
(G3TZZ) and George C. Stone (VE6GCS).


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3DA0OK,  3DA0VB,  3V8SS,  4L0A,
4S7DXG, 5J0M, 5X1VB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 6E4LM, 6J1J, 7Q7VB, 7Z1CQ, 8J3YAGI,  9J2VB,
9K2/SP4R, 9K2MU, 9M6JC, 9X0R, 9Z4FE, A43GI,  A43MI,  A43SI,  A45WG,  AP2JZB,
BT1OB, BT1OH, BT1OJ, BT1ON, BT1OY,  C6APR  (NA-113),  C91R,  CQ2I  (EU-150),
CT9L, CY0AA, CY0X,  D20VB,  D44AC,  D44TD,  D9D  (AS-045),  E51KJE,  E51NOU,
HR9/WQ7R, HS0AC, HV50VR, JX/G7VJR, K6UMO/KL7  (NA-070),  K7A,  KH7XS,  KL7DX
(NA-234), KL7HBK (NA-004),  KL8C,  KP2/NY6X,  LX/DJ9VA,  OA4/DL5YWM,  OA4TT,
UA2FFW, V36M, V63VE,  V8AQM,  VE7XT  (NA-036),  VE8RCS/VY0,  VK9XHZ,  VP6DX,
XF2K,  XF4DL,  XU7ABN,  XU7YYY,  XW1B,  YB1ALL,  YI9WV,  YL2MR,    YU8/OH2R,


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