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31 January 2009                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 926
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B7    - License in-hand, Rachid (3B8FQ) expects to be active as 3B7FQ  from
         St. Brandon Island (AF-015) from  30  January  until  12  February.
         This will primarily be  a  working  trip  for  maintenance  on  the
         meteorological station on St. Brandon, with  on-air  operations  as
         time allows. Rachid expects the 30, 20 and 17  metre  bands  to  be
         the most productive, but will try all bands (80-10m), SSB  and  CW.
         He will be using 100 watts and a G5RV. QSL via K5XK. [TNX K5XK]
5H     - Sigi, DL7DF will be active as 5H1DF from Zanzibar Island  (AF-032),
         Tanzania on 3-13 February. It will be a holiday trip, but he  plans
         to operate "as often as possibile" on 160-10 metres CW,  SSB,  RTTY
         and SSTV. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Further  information
         can be found at http://www.dl7df.com/5h/index.html
9A     - Special event station 9A48IFATCA will be active until  31  December
         to celebrate the 48th annual conference (Cavtat,  20-24  April)  of
         the  International  Federation  of   Air    Traffic    Controllers'
         Associations, the worldwide  organisation  representing  more  than
         fifty thousand Air Traffic Controllers in 130  countries.  QSL  via
         9A4WW. [TNX 9A4WW]
9M6    - John,  9M6XRO,  and  Steve,  9M6DXX,  will  be  active  from  Sabah
         (OC-088) between 7 and 10 February. 9M6XRO will operate  on  10-160
         metres mainly CW from 7 to 10 February,  concentrating  on  80  and
         160m CW; 9M6DXX will operate on 10-80 metres SSB only on  7  and  8
         February, concentrating on 40 and 80m. They will  use  one  station
         with full legal power (400W) to  a  Butternut  HF6V  vertical  very
         close to the ocean on 10-80m, and a 17m-high  inverted-L  on  160m,
         again within a few metres of the ocean. Sunset in 9M6 is  at  10.27
         UTC, sunrise is at 22.33  UTC.  QSL  both  9M6XRO  and  9M6DXX  via
         M0URX. [TNX 9M6DXX]
CU     - The Union of Radioamateurs of the Azores  will  operate  as  CU3URA
         from Contendas Lighthouse on 31  January  and  1  February.  Expect
         activity of all bands SSB, CW and digital modes. [TNX CT1END]
FR     - Gerhard, OE3GEA will operate CW only as as FR/OE3GEA  from  Reunion
         Island (AF-016) on 1-13 February. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
FT     - Gildas,  TU5KG  has  left  for  another  fishing  campaign  in  the
         Southern Indian Ocean. His new callsigns  are  FT5WP  (Crozet)  and
         FT5XS (Kerguelen). He will  be  sailing  in  the  areas  of  Crozet
         (until about 7 March) and Kerguelen (between about 10 March and  15
         April), but it is not clear if he will be able to land and  operate
         from the islands, or if his  activities  will  be  limited  to  /MM
         operations. QSL via F4EFI, direct or bureau. [TNX F4EFI]
G      - Tim, G4STH and his wife Hazel, G4YLO will be active as GB5OBH  from
         3 February until 3 March. The special  callsigns  commemorates  the
         50th anniversary of the death of the singer Buddy  Holly.  QSL  via
         G4STH, direct or bureau. [TNX G4STH]
KC4    - KC4USV from McMurdo Station on  Ross  Island  (AN-011),  Antarctica
         will be QRV for Europe on 31 January and 1 February from 17  to  18
         UTC on 14243 kHz. QSL via K1IED. [TNX VA3RJ]
P2     - Jerry, P29ZAD expects to be active  in  his  spare  time  from Buka
         Island (OC-135) on 7-26 February. QSL via NI5DX, direct or  bureau.
         [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
PJ6    - Chris/W6HFP,  Steve/N0TU  and   Guy/N7UN,  all  part  of  the  4-11
         February DXpedition to Saint Martin and Sint Maarten [425DXN  925],
         will take  a  side  trip  to  Saba  Island  (PJ6,  NA-145)  on  6-7
         February. The "Buddies in the Caribbean" DX group has a  blog  page
         at http://caribbeanbuddies.blogspot.com [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Johnny, LA5IIA (NQ2G) will be active holiday style  as  V31IA  from
         Placencia, Belize on 2-6 February. Expect  him  to  operate  CW  on
         80-30 metres and RTTY on 20 metres. QSL via LA4YW. [TNX  The  Daily
ZL7    - A team of nine operators  from  New  Zealand  (namely  John/ZL1ALZ,
         John/ZL1BYZ,  Mike/ZL2CC,  Lee/ZL2LE,  Phil/ZL2RVW,    Wayne/ZL2WG,
         Mark/ZL3AB and team leaders Lee/ZL2AL and  Morrie/ZL2AAA)  will  be
         active as ZL7T from Kaiangaroa, Chatham Islands  (OC-038)  on  6-11
         March. They will have four stations with amplifiers and  be  active
         on 160-10 metres CW,  SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK.  Their  pilot  will  be
         Duncan, ZL3JT (zl3jt@paradise.net.nz). Further information  can  be
         found at http://www.zl7t.com; a logsearch will be  available  after
         the team returns home. QSL via ZL2AL, direct or bureau.  Logs  will
         be uploaded to LoTW by September. [TNX ZL2AL]

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

DESECHEO 2009 ---> K5D is the callsign reserved for the  upcoming  operation
from Desecheo Island, which is due to begin late in the day on  12  February
[425DXN 923].
In their latest press release, dated 26 January, the  team  asks  "that  you
not contact the DXpedition on any band/mode that you have confirmed  from  a
previous DXpedition", in order to "allow the people who really  need  a  new
DXCC entity a better opportunity to  get  through  the  pileups".  K5D  will
neither try "to  establish  a  world  record  for  contacts"  nor  encourage
"competitions for  most  band/mode  QSOs",  so  "if  you  have  KP5  already
confirmed on a particular band/mode, we respectfully ask that  you  exercise
The team has encountered higher  expenses  than  anticipated.  These  mainly
involve the  transportation  and  feeding  of  other  personnel  (about  ten
people) that will be on the island with K5D to provide  security  and  carry
out field research. Please consider a  contribution  to  the  DXpedition  to
help with these incremental expenses - just  go  to  http://www.kp5.us/  and
click "How you can Help". [TNX K4UEE]

FW5RE ---> The Hungarin team on Wallis Island became active as FW5RE  around
5 UTC on 27 January. They have a websiste at http://ha0du.com, where  it  is
possibile to find updates and latest information. QSL via HA8IB.

LOGS ---> The log search for  ZS8T  (http://zs8t.net/online-logsearch/)  now
includes the QSOs Petrus logged through 25 January.

MIDWAY ATOLL ---> The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced  that  they
would once again allow amateur radio operators  an  opportunity  to  operate
from Midway Atoll "on a trial basis". To ensure the safety of  the  wildlife
on the Refuge,  the  USFWS  said  that  Amateur  Radio  operations  will  be
permitted for two weeks only, from 5 to  19  October  2009.  Read  the  full
story on http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/01/27/10596/?nc=1

QSL ZA1KP ---> Please note that Alfredo, IK7JWX is not the QSL  manager  for
ZA1KP. QSL direct only to  Miftar  Fana,  Klub  Partizani,  P.O.  Box  1439,
Tirana, Albania. [TNX IK7JWX]

+ SILENT KEYS + Hartmut "Hal" Weber (DJ7ST), the founder of the QRP  Contest
Community  (www.qrpcc.de),  passed  away  on  9th  January.  Other  recently
reported Silent Keys include: Solofo  Randrenjason  (5R8ET),  John  A.  Crux
(G3JAG), Bob Okas (W3CD), Gary N. Gompf (W7FG),  Mohammad  Balbisi  (JY4MB),
Stan Zway (ZS6SDZ) and Joseph J. Brohman (W2PUX),  who  passed  away  on  11
January at the age of 100.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 1A4A,  3B8/SP2JMB,  3B8CF,  3D2JU,
3DA0OK,  3DA0VB,  3X5A,  4J4K,  4S7NE,  4U1UN,  4W6AAB,  5H3VMB,  5N/IZ5CMB,
5N/LZ1QK, 5R8VB, 5X1GS, 5X1VB, 6V7M, 6W/DL4JS, 6Y1V,  7P8BA,  7Q7HB,  7Q7VB,
7U5CI, 7X5VRK, 8Q7IU, 9G5ZZ, 9H1SP,  9H1XT,  9J2VB,  9L1X  (AF-056),  9M2AX,
9M6/N2BB, 9U0VB, 9V1F1, 9X0VB, A25VB, A5100A,  A92GR,  AH0V,  AP2DKH,  AT2RS
(AS-199), BD1DRJ/4 (AS-135), BU2AI, BY1TX/3, C57R,  C6AAQ,  C6AMS  (NA-080),
C6APR (NA-113), C6ATA,  C91VB,  C91VB/4,  C91XO,  C98RF,  CK7IG/1  (NA-010),
CP6AA, CW2C, D20VB, D4C, D60VB, D9D (AS-045), DV1JM, E27EK, E51NOU,  E51QQQ,
FS5KA, GB4HI  (EU-124),  GM3VLB/P  (EU-123),  H44MY,  HC1HC,  HC1JQ,  HC2FN,
HF0POL (AN-010), HK3JJH/HK0B (NA-133), HQ3Z,  HQ7R,  HS0ZEE,  J20VB,  J28JA,
J3/DL7CM, J37T, J39BS, J49XB, J6/W0SA, J68V, J79WI, JD1BLY,  JD1BMM,  JT1BV,
JT1KAI, JX9JKA,  K5S  (NA-082),  K7A,  KC4AAA,  KH0AB,  KH0ABT,  KH6/JA6REX,
KH6LC, KH6MA, KP2M, MD0CCE, MD4K, MS0DGR (EU-123), N3MK  (NA-139),  OA4BHY/2
(SA-075), OD5/F5PTM, OD5PL, OX/G3TXF, OX3KQ,  OX3XR,  OX5AA,  OY9JD,  P29NB,
P29VLR, P40CG,  P40TA,  P40Y,  PJ2T,  PJ7/K1XM,  PZ5TT,  R35NP,  S1A,  S79NS
(AF-024), S79NS/p (AF-033), S79WF,  SK3W,  SV1CQN,  T209DX,  T22ZL,  T32CXX,
T88CI, T88OO, TC4X, TL8CK, TM6M, TN5SN, TO2HI (NA-114), TO4E,  TO4X,  TO5DX,
TT8DX, TT8JT, TT8PK, TY5MR,  TY5ZR,  UA2FFW,  V26B,  V31TP,  V51AS,  VK9CJW,
WP3C, WP4SK, XU7MDY, XV4BM (AS-128),  XV4BX,  XW1B,  YJ0AQY,  YL2GB,  YN2BT,
YN2I, YO5BRZ, YS4/K9GY, YS4RR, YU8/OH2R, Z2/UA4WHX,  Z33A,  Z36N,  ZA0/I0SNY
(EU-169), ZA0/I8LWL (EU-169), ZK2QQ,  ZK3MW,  ZL/IK1PMR  (OC-210)ZP6/IK1PMR,

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4J9M        DL7EDH      ED1PK       EA1URV      OJ1ABOA     OH2FFP
4L6QC       LZ1OT       ED5T        EA5ELT      OM8A        OM2VL
4U1UN       HB9BOU      ED6URB      EA6ZX       OP0P        ON6DP
4Z5J        W0MM        EG1OFV      EA1DST      P40LE       K2LE
5B4AHS/P    RA3AUU      EI100CQD    EI0MAR      PC25DIG     PI4DIG
5B4PRC      5B4AHO      EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      PI4NAF      PA3GKB
5K0CW       W5PF        EN20IZZ     UT5SI       R0/UT5IA    UT5IA
5V7BR       F2VX        ER0/UT0FT   UT0FT       R1ANR       RZ3BJ
6W/DL2RMC   DL1RTL      ER0FEO      UU0JM       RK2FWA      DK4VW
6W2SC       HA3AUI      ER0WW       RA4LW       S21DX       EB7DX
7Q7BP       G3MRC       ER4DX       RA4LW       SK7DX       SM7DXQ
7Q7HB       G0IAS       ER5WU       W3HNK       SN1I        SP1NQF
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       ES9C        ES5RY       SX1L        DL1JCZ
7Z1SJ       EA7FTR      ET3JA       OK3AA       SY9CVD      SV9GPV
9K2/SP4R    SP4GFG      EW6GF       DL8KAC      TA4R        TA4KA
A41MO       EA5KB       FM1FV       W3HNK       TA4ZT       DK1AR
A41MX       EB7DX       FW5RE       HA8IB       TC2ALH      TA1HZ
A61Q        EA7FTR      GB4RB       M3INO       TC2SLH      TA1HZ
A71BX       EA7FTR      GB4RNLI     G0OOO       TM6C        F6KMB
A71CT       EA7FTR      GB5CQD      G0OKF       TM6M        F4DXW
A71CV       A71AN       H6VA        TI4SU       TT8SK       F5OZF
A71EL       A71AN       HA130HALLO  HA5KHC      UE0SFF      RZ0SB
A71EM       EA7FTR      HG3X        HA3IN       UN3F        EA5KB
AP2AHSF     DL7UPN      HG5BAMAKO   HA5BSC      UN3M        EA7FTR
AP2TN       DJ9ZB       HI9/EA3BT   EA3BT       UN5J        W3HNK
AT8FD       VU2IIH      HI9/EA3WL   EA3BT       UN7QF       EX2A
AX0BP       VK2BP       HK1KYR      EA5KB       UN8LYA      UA9AB
AX6ANC/P    VK6NE       HK1NK       EA5KB       UN9M        DL8KAC
AX6JB       M0URX       HK1RRL      EA5KB       UP0L        DL8KAC
C21HC       DL9HCU      HR9/WQ7R    AI4U        UU7J        UU0JM
C6ANM       WA2IYO      HS0ZGQ      DL1MJF      UW2M        UR0MC
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      V31YN       DJ4KW
CG3AT       VE3AT       HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      V63AQ       JH1NBN
CG3XN       VE3XN       II1CQD      I1SAF       V8AQM       W3HNK
CM6RCR      W3HNK       II2RAI      IQ2RD       VI2BV90     VK2BV
CN3A        I2WIJ       J20SE       IK3GES      VK6AU       N1DT
CN8IG       EA7FTR      J79XBI      SM0XBI      VP8DLS      PA7DW
CN8KD       EA5XX       J88DR       G3TBK       VP8DLT      G0UKB
CN8YE       EA7FTR      JW5NM       LA5NM       VP8YLB      M0ACL
CO6DW       EA5KB       K4I         W4AVA       VP8YLC      direct
CO8LY       EA7ADH      KL5DX       N5XZ        VP8YLD      LA6RHA
CO8TW       HB9SVT      KP2/AE6XY   JA1CJA      VP8YLE      M5YLO
CS6BWW      CT1BWW      KP2/AE6YQ   JA3BZO      VP8YLG      SV2KBS
CT9M        CT3EE       KP2/W3AVO   JA3AVO      VP8YLH      PA3GQG
CU2KG       OH2BH       LU8EGS      EA5FL       VP8YLI      IT9ESZ
CU2X        OH2BH       LX7I        LX2A        VQ9JC       ND9M
CU3HQ       EA3GHZ      LX8RTTY     LX1DA       VY2ZM       K1ZM
CU5T        CT1GFK      LY1000GV    LY2GV       W3A         W3DQ
CU8A        CT1GFK      LY1000NX    LY3NX       XR5L        CE6AMN
CU8W        CT1GFK      LY1000W     LY3W        XT2WC       F1IQH
CV5A        CX2ABC      LY7A        LY2ZO       XU7ACY      W2EN
CX2AQ       EA5KB       LY7M        LY2BW       XW1B        E21EIC
DP3D        DK3KD       LZ17ARDF    LZ1ZF       YR1C        YO4NA
DR3M        DG7TG       LZ8WHST     LZ1PJ       YR5N        YO5PBF
DR60GER     bureau      MD4K        G3NKC       YS3CW       I2JIN
E51QQQ      JA1KAJ      NP4A        W3HNK       ZC4DG       G0OAB
E77CFG      E72U        NP4Z        WC4E        ZD8RH       G4DBW
E77DX       E77E        OD5ET       EB7DX       ZF2BJ       K0BJ
E7DX        E77E        OH0E        OH2MM       ZP6DEM      K2DER
EA8AH       OH1RY       OH8X        OH2UA       ZS8T        LZ3HI

EA3BT    Josep Gibert del Pino, Col-legi 1, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru
         (BCN), Spain
EA5KB    Jose Ardid Arlandis, P.O. Box 5013, 46080 Valencia, Spain
EA7FTR   Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain
EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, P.O.Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
FW8DX    Satoru Shinozaki, 1-39-14-201 Heiwadai, Nerima Tokyo, 179-0083,
HA8IB    Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary
JD1BMM   Masafumi Ishihara, 2-305 Loran, 2-5-35 Miyazaki, Chuo-ku, Chiba,
         260-0806 Japan
LZ3HI    Emil Stoikov, P.O. Box 8, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
RA4LW    Vladimir V. Ryabov, P.O. Box 2, Dimitrovgrad, 433508, Russia
SV0XAI/9 Hans Saetrevik. P.O. Box 531, 74100 Rethymno, Greece
VP8YLC   VP8 YLC Club, 75 Davis Street, P.O. Box 474, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ,
         Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic
VQ9LA    Larry Arneson, PSC 466 Box 24 (DG-21 Annex 30), FPO AP  96595-0024,
W3HNK    Joseph L. Arcure Jr, 115 Buck Run Road, Lincoln  University, PA
         19352, USA
ZC4LI    Steve Hodgson, 4 Nikolau Michael Street, 5523 Dasaki Achnas, Cyprus
ZC4VJ    Andy Chadwick, P.O. Box 36575, 5526 Dasaki Achnas, Cyprus


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