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20 December 2008                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 920
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

7P     - Danny, ZS6AW  will  be  active  as  7P8AA  from  Lesotho  on  24-27
         December. Main activity will be on 20  metres  SSB.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
JA     - JS6RRR/JS6  will  be  active  from  Okinawa  Island  (AS-017,  JIIA
         AS-017-033) on 23 December (4-23 UTC). Then expect  JS6RRR/JS6  and
         JI3DST/JS6 to operate from the  Miyako  Islands  (AS-079)  from  24
         December to 5 January. The main QTH will be on Miyako Island  (JIIA
         AS-079-005), but activity  is  also  planned  to  take  place  from
         Ikema-jima  (AS-079-001)  and  Kurima-jima  (AS-079-003).  QSL  via
         bureau. [TNX JS6RRR]
JD1_mt - Masa, JA6GXK will be active again as JD1BMM  from  Minami-Torishima
         (OC-073) from 23 December to 6 January.  He  will  operate  in  his
         spare time on all bands and modes with 500 watts  and  a  focus  on
         the low bands. QSL via JD1BMM,  direct  (Masafumi  Ishihara,  2-305
         Loran, 2-5-35 Miyazaki, Chuo-ku, Chiba, 260-0806 Japan) or  through
         the JARL bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
OA     - Fred, DL1NL is currently active as OA4/DL1NL from  Peru  until  the
         end of this month. He operates CW only. QSL via home call.
OH     - Jouni/OH4KZM and  Jukka/OH4MFA  will  be  active  as  OH4JT/1  from
         Kustavi Island (EU-096) on 26-30 December. Their preferred mode  is
         CW, and they will try to be on the air on as many bands and for  as
         many hours  as  possible.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         http://personal.inet.fi/surf/oh4mfa/oh4jt-1.htm.  QSL  via  OH4MFA,
         direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
PA     - Special event station PA30KST is active  through  the  end  of  the
         year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of VERON  club  Kanaalstreek
         (PI4KST). QSL via PE9DX. [TNX PD7BZ]
PJ4    - Randy,  K7LNR  will  be  active  from  Bonaire  (SA-006)  on  21-27
         December. He plans to operate mainly on 20 and 30 metres PSK.  [TNX
PJ4    - Larry, WO0Z will be active as PJ4/WO0Z from Bonaire  (SA-006)  from
         26 December to 4 January. He intends to concentrate on  17  and  30
         metres in this holiday style DXpedition using all  modes.  QSL  via
         WO0Z (Whiskey Oscar Zero Zulu). [TNX WO0Z]
TA     - The TC-Special Wireless Activity Team will be active from a  number
         of lighthouses around Istanbul as follows:
         20-21 December   TC1KLH    Karaburun (TUR-036)
         27-28 December   TC1KLH    Karaburun (TUR-036)
         17-18 January    TC2SLH    Sile (TUR-046)
         24-25 January    TC2ALH    Anadolu (TUR-014)
         21-22 February   TC1ALH    Ahirkapi (TUR-056)
         21-22 March      TC1RLH    Rumeli/Turkeli (TUR-053)
         04-05 April      TC2FLH    Fenerbahce (TUR-021)
         Stations  contacting  four  or  more  lighthouses will receive  the
         "Istanbul Lighthouses On The Air Award" (details to be announced on
         http://tcswat.tripod.com). [TNX TA1HZ]
W      - Members of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club  (www.obarc.org)  will
         be operating as N2OB/150  (or  N2OB/LH)  on  all  bands  and  modes
         available starting at 00.00 UTC on 27 December  through  23.59  UTC
         on 4 January. This will be to  celebrate  the  relighting  and  the
         150th anniversary of the  Barnegat  Lighthouse.  N2OB/150  stations
         will be operating from various locations around Ocean County.  Some
         operations from the lighthouse property may be  possible  and  will
         use N2OB/LH, which will count for working the lighthouse  and  IOTA
         NA-111. QSL via N2OB, direct or bureau. [TNX N2OO]
XE     - The DXXE Group (http://www.dxxe.org/) will operate as 4A1DXXE  from
         25 December to  6  January  to  celebrate  their  4th  anniversary.
         Expect SSB, CW and RTTY activity on all bands. QSL  via  N7RO.  The
         logs will be uploaded to LoTW.

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

AEI NEW MANAGER ---> Founded on 27 October 1993 by Pedro Sirzanink  (PP5SZ),
the  Associacao  de  Expedicionarios  Ilheus  (AEI,  Island    Expeditioners
Association) sponsors the DIB  (Brazilian  Islands  Award),  DFB  (Brazilian
Lighthouses Award) and DFH  (Brazilian  Historical  Fortifications)  awards.
The new AEI and award manager is Ronaldo Reis, PS7AB.  Details  and  contact
information can be found at http://www.aei.radioamador.org.br [TNX PS7AB]

BLACK SEA CUP ---> The Black Sea Contest Club sponsors  the  Black  Sea  Cup
International Contest, which will be held on 7-8 February on  160,  80,  40,
20, 15 and 10 metres SSB  and  CW.  For  further  information  please  visit
http://www.bscc.ucoz.ru  or    contact    Alexander    Shevchenko,    UR5EAW
(alex@ur5eaw.com) [TNX UR5EAW]

CAROLINA DX ASSOCIATION ---> At its annual meeting held on 11 December,  the
Carolina  DX  Association  (http://www.cdxa.org/)elected    the    following
officers  to  serve  for  2009:  Ted  Goldthorpe/W4VHF    (President),  Paul
Ponak/AD4IE  (Vice  President),  Cliff  Wagoner/W3ZL  (Secretary-Treasurer),
John Scott/K8YC (Newsletter Editor), Dick Williams/W3OA  (Contest  Manager),
Joe  Simpkins/K4MD  and  Paul   Sturpe/W3GQ    (Cluster    Managers),  Wayne
Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]

EUCW 160M CONTEST ---> The Union  Francaise  des  Telegraphistes  (UFT,  the
French EUCW society) sponsors the annual  European  CW  160  Meter  Contest,
which will be held on the 3rd (20-23 UTC) and the 4th (4-7 UTC) of  January.
the dedicated piece of software, written  by  by  F6ENO,  can  be  found  at
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/f6eno/UFT.html and the rules  can  be  found  at
http://www.uft.net; [TNX F5NQL]

LOGS ---> A log search for the recent A5100A operation from  Bhutan  is  now
up and  running  at  http://www.f5lmj.net/a5100a.htm,  along  with  a  photo
gallery, MP3 files and other information [TNX F6AJA]

LOGS ---> A log serach for the recent AT2RS IOTA  expedition  to  Nachugunta
Island (AS-199) is now up and running at  http://www.vu3rsb.org/.  The  team
made 2811 QSOs (1456 SSB, 1349 CW, 6 RTTY) between 4  and  8  December.  QSL
via W3HNK (for North and South America) and DL4KQ (rest of the world).

MEXICO RTTY INTERNATIONAL CONTEST ---> Sponsored by the Federacion  Mexicana
de Radioexperimentadores, it will be held on 7-8 February (from  18  UTC  to
17.59  UTC).  Complete  rules  can  be  found  on  the  FMRE's   website  at
http://www.fmre.org.mx/concursos/2009/rtty/rules-rtty-2009-eng.pdf      [TNX

QSL ZL7/SP5EAQ ---> Jacek, SP5EAQ operated as ZL7/SP5EAQ  from  the  Chatham
Islands back in October 2007. If you are still waiting for  a  direct  card,
please contact him (e-mail address on qrz.com) as it look like  that  a  few
envelopes got "lost" at his local post office. [TNX SP5EAQ]

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys  include  Marcus  D.  Leuchter
(AA5XM), Renato Rogna (I1ROP, former  President  of  ARI  Piemonte  &  Valle
d'Aosta), Richard F. Ray (KB1IGN), Charles O. Fulcher  (KE6SE),  Russell  R.
Mc Donald (N5SCQ), Viktor L. Kozlov (R9WU), Alexander V. Pakhomov  (UA3GEV),
Anatoly A. Abramov (UA9SU), Vladimir N.  Serdyuk  (UR7ISG),  Fernand  Plante
(VE2FVD), Robert K. Golder (W1WYZ) and Robert V. Edwards (W8KIC).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8JB       SM6JBC      EA9EU       EA5KB       ON1000NOTGER ON6DP [a]
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      ED6URB      EA6ZX       ON40BAF     ON6KN
3Z83NKP     SP2FAP      EG3CTV      EA3RKR      P29SS       NI5DX
4L1FP       LZ1OT       EH3CT       EA3KG       P29VR       W7LFA
4L1MA       ON4RU       ER4DX       ER1DA       P40K        WM6A
4L1UN       EA7FTR      ET3JA       OK3AA       PJ2Y        G3SWH
4L3Y        DK6CW       FK8DD       LZ1JZ       PY0FF       W9VA
4L6DL       LZ1OT       FM5CD       F5VU        RI1OTA      UA9XC
4L6QC       LZ1OT       FM5FJ       KU9C        RP3APR      RA3ATX
4L8A        K1BV        FR1AN       NI5DX       T47C        W3HNK
4Z8AY       F5LGE       FT5YI       F4EGX       TI2TL       IN3DEI
5N/LZ1QK    LZ1CL       H6VA        TI4SU       TI3/WA7UZO  AI4U
5N9NDP      IK5JAN      HB10DX      HB9AGH      TT8FC       EA4AHK
5R8IC       F6ICX       HC2AD       EA5KB       TT8JT       E73Y
5W0UK       SM6CUK      HC2AQ       EA5KB       UE1RFF/1    UA1RJ
7S3F        SM3AF       HC2SL       EA5KB       UE6FFF/p    RK6FZ
7S5CF       SK5AA       HF0APAS     SP9YI       UE6IPY      UA6HPR
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      HG1848I     HA3HK       UE6MAC      RZ6MF
9M2MRS      PA0RRS      HG80MRASZ   HA1DAE      UN3F        EA5KB
A35KL       W6ZL        HI3A        ON4IQ       UN7AB       DL8KAC
A61NA       UA6MF       HI3TEJ      ON4IQ       UN7CC       KI6Y
A61TX       W4JS        HK4OBA      EA5KB       UN7QX       W7BO
A71CV       A71AN       HP3AK       W4JS        UX2IO       RV3DHC
A92BND      A92GR       HP3DX       W4DX        V44KJ       WB2TSL
AM1LE       EA4URE      HQ2GL       W9GL        VK0BP       VK2CA
AM7CE       EA7URM      HQ2W        HR2DMR      VK6ANC      VK6NE
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       IG9W        IZ1GAR      VO1AA       VO1HE
AY8A        LU8ADX      IG9X        IK1QBT      VP5JM       W3HNK
C31CT       EA3QS       II0SB       IS0MKX      VQ98JC      ND9M
CE1TT       EA5KB       J28KO       F4FUD       W8XGI/KH2   JA1XGI
CM6RCR/p    W3HNK       JY4NE       K3IRV       XE2S        WD9EWK
CN8IG       EA7FTR      KH6BB       K1ER        XT2MSF      F5CWU
CN8KD       EA5XX       KH6BK       JA1BK       XU7XRO      M0URX
CN8LI       ON4IQ       KH8/KK6H    W7TSQ       XU7XXX      KC0W
CN8NK       EA5XX       KT3Q/4      DL3OCH      XV9TH       SK7AX
CN8YE       EA7FTR      L50E        LU2EE       YI1RAZ      IK2DUW
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      LO7D        LW1DRH      YI9AJ       OM3JW
CO7PH/p     W3HNK       LS2D        EA5KB       YN4SU       TI4SU
CO7RR       KU9C        LT0D        LU6DU       YT30FOC     YT1E
CS95BD      CT3BD       LT0H        EA7FTR      YW1TI       IT9DAA
CT7FFG      CT1GFK      LV5V        LU5VV       Z21BC       NI5DX
CX7CO       KA5TUF      LV6D        EA5KB       Z22JE       K3IRV
D22CW       K1BV        LW3EWZ      EA5KB       Z29KM       EA7FTR
D2QMN       RZ3EC       MJ0AWR      K2WR        ZA1E        I2MQP
DR0X        DL2SD       MM0XAU      DJ6AU  [b]  ZF2AH       W6VNR
DU1MGA      K3IRV       OA4SS       KB6J        ZP6CW       ZP6CU
E51KAJ      JA1KAJ      OD5RZ       YO3FRI      ZS2DL       NI5DX
E51QQQ      JA1KAJ      OD5SK       IZ8CLM      ZX1SG       PY1RJ
E74AW       E77E        ON1000NOTGER ON5VL [b]  ZY7EAM      PY7GK

[a] direct      [b] bureau

ER1DA     Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD-2071, Moldova
ET3AA     Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 60258, Addis Ababa,
ET3BN     Peter Haferkorn, P.O. Box 150194, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ET3SID    Sid May, P.O. Box 60229, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
F4EGX     Nicolas Chatelain, 1D rue des Vosges, 67800 Hoenheim, France
HV5PUL    Luca  Della  Giovampaola,  Responsabile  Tecnologia  Informatica,
          Pontificia Universita' Lateranense, Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano
          4, 00120 Citta' del Vaticano
IK1QBT    Tony Gallo, Via Capo Santo Spirito 1/16, 17052 Borghetto Santo
          Spirito - SV, Italy
IK5JAN    Marcello Ceccherini, Via Torricella 165, 50017 Campi Bisenzio -
          FI, Italy
IT9DAA    Corrado Ruscica, P.O. Box 1 (succ. 1), 96018 Pachino - SR, Italy
IZ1GAR    Emilio Borea, Via Volta 75/21, 18038 Sanremo - IM, Italy
KC0W      Tom Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka, MN 55345, USA
LZ1CL     Vassil Shatarov, P.O. Box 185, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
MM0XAU    Hans Stoeteknuel, Garderhouse, Eshaness, Shetland ZE2 9RS,
          Scotland, UK
PA08XMASS Clemens Cornelissen, Hoogstraat 21, 5462 CW Veghel, The
UA9XC     Andrey Pervakov, P.O. Box 73, Syktyvkar, 167023, Russia


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