425 DX News issue #921

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27 December 2008                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 921
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

F      - The French Blind Radioamateurs National Union (Union Nationale  des
         Aveugles  Radioamateurs  de  France)  will  operate  special  event
         station TM2LBR from 28 December to 11 January  to  commemorate  the
         bicentenary of Louis  Braille.  QSL  via  operator's  instructions.
         [TNX F8REF]
GM     - Terry, GM3WUX will be active as  GB2HLB  from  26  December  to  22
         January to celebrate the bicentenary of the  birth  Louis  Braille,
         whose  tactile  language  for  the  sightless  has  been    adapted
         world-wide. Each QSO made by GB2HLB  will  receive  a  special  QSL
         card depicting Braille and raising awareness of the Royal  National
         Institute of Blind People. A fund raising web page can be found  at
         http://www.justgiving.com/louisbraille [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HB9    - Celebrating the 80th anniversary of USKA, the Swiss  IARU  Society,
         amateur radio operators from Switzerland can replace their  HB9  or
         HB3 prefixes with HE8 and HB8 respectively. These special  prefixes
         will be in use from  1  January  through  31  December  2009.  [TNX
S2     - Korea  DX  Club  members   Kim/6K5YPW,   Kang/DS2AGH,   Lee/DS2BGV,
         Kim/HL3QP, Choi/HL5FUA and Yoon/6K2AVL will be active  from  Dhaka,
         Bangladesh on 7-12 March. They plan to operate  (callsign  TBA)  on
         160-10 metres CW, SSB and digital  modes,  with  three  amplifiers,
         verticals and beam antennas. Suggested frequencies are:
         Band   CW      SSB     Digi
         160m    1822     -       -
         80m    3515    3795     -
         40m    7015    7095     -
         30m   10115     -       -
         20m   14015   14195   14082
         17m   18075   18130   21082
         15m   21015   21295     -
         12m   24895   24950     -
         10m   28015   28460   28100
         QSL via HL5FUA. Logs will  be available at http://dxpedition.co.kr/
         [TNX 6K2AVL]
SP_ssh - According to the information posted by Henryk,SP9JPA  on  his  blog
         (http://sp9jpa.blogspot.com), Janusz,SP9YI is expected to  stay  at
         the Polish Antarctic station  "Henryk  Arctowski",  South  Shetland
         Islands (AN-010) until early November 2009.  QSL  via  SP9YI.  [TNX
T32    - Toshi, JA8BMK has been active as T32YY [425DXN 919] from  Christmas
         Island (OC-024), East Kiribati since 22 December  and  is  expected
         to remain there for a few more days.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct
         only. [TNX The Daily DX]
T8     - Hide, JM1LJS will be active as T80W from Palau (OC-009) between  28
         December and 5 January. He will operate CW and SSB on  80-6  metres
         in his spare time. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Amateur radio  operators  from  Canada  are  allowed  to  use  four
         special prefixes between 1 January and 28 February: VA can use  CF,
         VE can use  CG,  VO  can  use  CH,  VY  can  use  CI.  This  is  to
         commemorate Galileo's first use of  an  optical  telescope  and  to
         promote the International Year of Astronomy [TNX VA3RJ]
VQ9    - Jim, ND9M is back on Diego Garcia (AF-006),  Chagos  Islands  until
         April. He is active as VQ98JC through the end of  the  year,  after
         that he will use VQ9JC. Expect him to be QRV  in  his  spare  time,
         typically  on  12-16.30  UTC  (from  Sunday  to  Thursday)  and  on
         12-17.30  UTC  (Fridays  and  Saturdays).   Occasional    overnight
         operating will allow him to remain QRV until 1 UTC. QSL  via  ND9M.
         [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - VE3IKV will be active as  W4/VA3RA  from  Sanibel  Island  (NA-069)
         from 29 December to 3 January. He plans to operate primarily CW  on
         20  and  40  metres.  QSL  via  VE3IKV,  direct  or  bureau.   [TNX
W      - Special event call K3Y will be aired on 1-31 January  to  celebrate
         the third anniversary  of  the  Straight  Key  Century  Club,  "the
         fastest growing group of straight key, morse code operators in  the
         world". Information on the event and  QSLling  istructions  can  be
         found at www.skccgroup.com/k3y/
XE     - The  Daily  DX  reports  that  Ramon,  XE1KK  might  be  active  as
         XE1KK/XF1 from Isla Espiritu  Santo  (NA-124)  during  a  sea  lion
         photograph safari with his family on  31  December,  between  16.30
         and 23 UTC. He will operate QRP on 20 metres SSB for  a  couple  of
         hours only. QSL via XE1KK.
ZF     - Gary, W2VQ (ZF2VQ) and Paul, WQ2N (ZF2NN)will be active from  Grand
         Cayman Island (NA-016) from 28 December to  3  January.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  160-6  metres,  with  an  emphasis  on
         Europe and Asia. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

CASHOTA IRELAND ---> The Irish CASHOTA (Castles and  Stately  Homes  on  the
Air) will be launched on 1 January 2009. The web site  for  this  new  award
can be found at http://cashota-ireland.org/ [TNX F5NQL]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Ted, K1BV says he is not  the  QSL  manager  for  D22CW
[425DXN 920], which is suspected of beng a pirate. [TNX The Daily DX].

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Valery, ER1DA says he is not the QSL manager for  ER4DX
[425DXN 910]. We apologize to them for any misunderstandings.

RAEM CONTEST --->  Sponsored  by  Soyuz  Radioljubitelej  Rossii  (SRR,  the
Russian IARU  society),  the  Ernst  Krenkel  Memorial,  RAEM  International
Contest will be held on 28 December, from 2 UTC to 09.59  UTC,  on  80,  40,
20, 15 and 10 metres CW. Complete  rules  (pay  attention  to  the  exchange
report!)  can  be  found  at  http://www.srr.ru/CONTEST/cup_raem_engl_08.php

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys  include  Vladimir  Viktorovic
Michajlov (RK3ABY), Valentin Ivanovic Skvortsov (RW4CTT),  Jurij  Nikolaevic
Kromin (RW9WF), Luciano Losi (SU9LL and EA7CHR),  Viktor  Komzjuk  (UA0FDX),
Damir Abdulchaevic Khajretdinov (UA3ABW), Boris Nikolaevic  Baranov  (UA4WE)
and William E. Sadler (VK3AMH).


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3C7Y,  3D2YA  (OC-121),  3DA0JK,
3V8BB, 5H3AP/3 (AF-054), 5H3G, 5H3VB, 5H3VMB,  5H3VMB/3  (AF-075),  5H3VMB/5
(AF-074), 5U5U,  5X1NH,  5X1VB,  5Z4/UA4WHX,  7Q7VB,  7X2GX,  8Q7FD,  8Q7XR,
8R1PW,  8S6KOS  (EU-043),  9A/S51FB  (EU136),  9H3YL,  9J2BO,   9J2VB,  9L1X
(AF-056), 9M2AX, 9M2MRS, 9M6XRO/p, 9U0VB,  9X0VB,  9Y4W,  A25/DL7DF,  A35ZS,
B10DX, BG7JSQ, BT1OB, BT1OH, BT1OJ, BT1ON, BT1OY, BU2AI,  BY4JN/4  (AS-150),
C21DL, C31CT, C31JM, C91TK, C91VB, C91VB/6 (AF-088), CE0Y/JJ2NYT,  CE1/K7CA,
CN2IPA, CN8IG,  CQ9U  (AF-047),  D20VB,  D4C,  D60VB,  E73M,  EL2DX,  ER4DX,
FM/F5LGE, FM5CD,  FM5LD,  H7/AJ9C,  HC5WW/HC8,  HQ9R,  HT2N,  J20VB,  J28JA,
J88DR, JD1BMM,  JY4NE,  KP2M,  L50E,  LA/F4BKV/p  (EU-056),  N3MK  (NA-083),
OH1VR/VP9, OJ0B, OJ0J, OY1CT, P29NI  (OC-041  &  OC-181),  PJ7/K2GSJ,  PW2M,
PY0FF,  PZ5RA,  PZ5Z,  R1ANR,  RA2FF,  RZ3AMW/1  (EU-162),   S79UH,  SU8BHI,
SV2ASP/A, T32CXX, T77C, T80X,  T88IW,  TB37F,  TF4M,  TI9KK,  TO5DX,  TR8CA,
TY5ZR, TY6A, UN7/JH4RHF, V25WY, V26B, V44KAI,  V51VV,  VE2XAA/2,  VE8RCS/VY0
(NA-008), VO2A, VP2ETN,  VP6DX,  VP9KF,  VQ9LA,  VU7SJ,  VY2ZM,  WA2YUN/KH9,
YK9G,  YL2KO,  YU8/OH2R,  Z2/UA4WHX,  Z29KM,  ZD7X,  ZF2AH,  ZK1EHH,  ZK3AH,


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