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28 February 2009                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 930
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5N     - Bodo, DL3OCH (KT3Q) will be working in Nigeria from 5  March  until
         24 July. He plans to operate EME and on the HF  bands  (160  metres
         included) probably as  5N/KT3Q.  Hopefully  he  will  also  go  and
         operate from IOTA group AF-076. QSL via DL3OCH. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6     - Harry, W6DXO will be active as W6DXO/C6A from South  Andros  Island
         (NA-001), Bahamas on 1-7 March. It will  be  a  part  time  holiday
         style operation with a focus on 12,  17  and  30  metres.  QSL  via
         KF6JOQ. [TNX NG3K]
DU     - Ed/4F1OZ, Roland/DU1KGJ, Jairus/DV1ERS and Frank/VE7DP plan  to  be
         active from Cujo Island (OC-120) from 4 UTC on 6 March to 2 UTC  on
         the 9th. They will operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20 and 17  metres.
         Callsign and QSL route TBA. [TNX VE7DP]
FP     - Eric, KV1J will be active again as  FP/KV1J  from  Miquelon  Island
         (NA-032) on 4-9 March. He plans to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and  PSK31
         on 80-6 metres, and to participate  in  the  ARRL  SSB  DX  Contest
         (SOAB). QSL via KV1J, direct or bureau. He will upload his  log  to
         LoTW.    The    webpage    for    the    activity      is        at
FR     - Stephane, F5UOW will be  active  holiday  style  as  FR/F5UOW  from
         Boucan Canot, Reunion  Island  (AF-016)  on  8-22  March.  He  will
         operate mainly CW on 20 metres. [TNX F6AJA]
JA     - Ken, JS3OMH has been active as JS3OMH/6  from  the  Tokara  Islands
         (AS-049) since 25 February. He first operated  from  Takara  Island
         and has now moved to Kodakara island until 28 February. He  is  QRV
         during his spare time on 40 metres CW  and  SSB  and  on  AO-51  FM
         Satellite. QSL via bureau. [TNX JR3TVH]
J7     - John, G3LZQ will be active holiday style  as  J79WR  from  Dominica
         (NA-101) between 5 and 25 March. He plans  to  concentrate  on  160
         and 80 metres,  and  to  participate  in  the  Commonwealth  (BERU)
         Contest on 14-15 March. QSL via G3LZQ. [TNX The Daily DX]
KG4    - Dan, W0CN (KG4CN)has had to postpone his  trip  to  Guantanamo  Bay
         [425DXN 929]. The new dates are 10-20 April (to be confirmed).
PY0F   - Bill, W9VA and Jim, K9PPY will be active as PS0F from  Fernando  de
         Noronha (SA-003) on 3-19 March, including a M/S entry in  the  ARRL
         DX SSB Contest. A special e-mail address  (ps0f@aol.com)  has  been
         set up; they will monitor it  before/during  their  stay  and  will
         consider email input in planning their operating schedule. QSL  via
         W9VA. [TNX QRZ-DX]
TT     - Frank, F4BQO will be active  again  as  TT8CF  from  Chad  from  27
         February to 1 July. He plans to  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL direct to F4BQO. [TNX F8REF]
V6     - Mike, KM9D (V63MY)  and  Jan,  KF4TUG  (V63TO)  have  left  Nukuoro
         (OC-259)  and  are  now  lying  to  anchor  at    Touhou    Island,
         Kapingamarangi Atoll (OC-163).
V8     - Special event station V85NBD25 is active until 12 UTC on  10  March
         to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Brunei as an  independent  and
         sovereign nation. Information on the relevant award  can  be  found
         on  the  Brunei  Darussalam  Amateur  Radio  Association's  website
         (http://www.bdara.net/). QSL via qrz.com [TNX The Daily DX]
V8     - Kanzi Takemasa, JA4ENL will be active as V85NL from Brunei  on  6-9
         March. He expects to operate mostly CW on all bands. [TNX K1XN]
VK     - John, VK6HZ (VK6ARI) will be active  holiday  style  from  Rottnest
         Island (OC-164) between 3 and 9 March. QSL via VK6NE.  A  logsearch
         will ve available at http://www.vk6hz.com [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP8    - John, G3VPW  will  be  QRV  as  VP8KF  from  the  Falkland  Islands
         (SA-002) on 5-31  March.  He  will  be  staying  with  the  McLeods
         (VP8LP/VP8AIB); the first two weeks  he  will  be  working  at  the
         Stanley Ionospheric Observatory,  the  further  ten  days  are  for
         "some DXing". He plans to operate CW and SSB on 10, 20, 15, 40  and
         80 metres, with  a  focus  on  the  contests  (ARRL  DX  SSB,  RSGB
         Commonwealth, CQ WW WPX SSB). QSL via home call. [TNX G3VPW]
XE     - Bernardo, XE2HWB will be active as XE2HWB/XF1 from  Isla  Magdalena
         (NA-078) on 28 February and 1 March. He will  operate  QRP  on  +/-
         14260 and 50120 kHz. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
YN     - Jeff, N1SNB will be active from Nicaragua on 5-9  March.  He  hopes
         to sign YN2NB during the ARRL DX SSB Contest  (SOAB)  and  H7/N1SNB
         outside the contest. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
YV0    - The YW0A DXpedition to Aves Island (NA-020) [425DXN 925]  is  still
         scheduled to take place in March.  The  team  is  waiting  for  the
         Venezuelan  Navy  to    give    the    actual    dates.    Bookmark
         http://yw0a.4m5dx.info for updates. [TNX IT9DAA]
ZF     - Bob, K3UL will be active holiday style as  ZF2UL  from  the  Cayman
         Islands (NA-016) between 27 February and 7 March. He  will  operate
         mainly CW, with a focus on 160, 80 and  30  metres.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

CQ WW 160-METER DX CONTEST (SSB) ---> Object of the contest is for  amateurs
around the world to work as many US States, Canadian provinces and countries
as  possible  on  160 metres SSB (rules at http://cq160.com/rules.htm).  The
following  stations  have announced their partecipation in this year's event
(from 22.00 UTC on 27 February through 22.00 UTC on 1 March):
Call         DXCC                         QSL via
4L0G         Georgia                      qrz.com
C6ANM        Bahamas                      WA2IYO
KP2M         US Virgin Islands            AI4U
P40A         Aruba                        WD9DZV
RW2F         Kaliningrad                  DK4VW
UU7J         Ukraine                      UU0JM
XE1RCS       Mexico                       qrz.com
ZF2AM        Cayman Isls                  K6AM
Do not forget to give a look at the Announced Operations listing  maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cq160s2009.html  - good contest to
you all!

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

BEAM HEADINGS ---> The North Jersey DX Association is provides  personalized
beam headings centered on your location to every entity on  the  DXCC  list.
The Beam Headings page can be found  on  the  redesigned  NJDXA  website  at
http://njdxa.org/dx-tools/beam-headings.php [TNX W2DEC]

K5D ---> On 25 February the team began  to  scale  down  the  operation  and
prepare for leaving the island, with  three  stations  remaining  QRV  until
local dawn on departure day.  K5D  went  QRT  at  around  09.40  UTC  on  26
February, after 115,728 QSOs (contact number 100,000 was made at  04.14  UTC
on the 24th.) The Online QSL Request System (OQRS) has been  activated,  and
now you are able to request your QSLs one of four ways:  OQRS  Direct,  OQRS
Bureau, direct mail to N2OO, or via bureau to N2OO.
A fourth interview with Glenn Johnson,  W0GJ,  expedition  co-leader,can  be
found  on  the  Documentary    Archive's    Desecheo    special    web  page
(www.dokufunk.org/desecheo). The interview was given via  satphone  to  Wolf
Harranth, OE1WHC on 23 February.

QSL 4L5O ---> Beginning with 2009, the new QSL route for Omari, 4L5O is  via
N3SL. Omari was very active into 2000, when  he  took  leave  of  radio  for
family obligations. N3SL does not  have  access  to  any  logs  prior  to  1
January  2009,  but  current  logs    are    in    hand    (log   search  at
http://www.qsl.net/n3sl/manager.htm) and cards  are  on  the  way  from  the
printer. [TNX N3SL]

QSL EA8BWW ---> Buzz, NI5DX is the new QSL manager for Damian, EA8BWW.  Once
logs are transferred, Buzz will be able to confirm all  contacts  made  with
EA8BWW. QSL cards will be ordered, so expect a delay of 6 weeks or  more  to
receive your EA8BWW card. [TNX K1XN]

QSL NA-059 ---> Tim Tillman, NL8F (previous callsign NO7F/KL7) is  the  only
full  time  resident  amateur  radio  operator  active  from  Dutch  Harbor,
Unalaska Island in the rare NA-059 IOTA group. QSL via K8NA (Theodore  Pauck
Jr, 2820 Lenox Drive, Troy, MI 48098, USA). [TNX K8NA]

QSL TG9/IV3IYH ---> All  direct  and  e-mail  QSL  requests  for  TG9/IV3IYH
received as of 27 February have been  answered  and  logs  are  uploaded  on
LoTW.  Bureau  QSL  cards  can  be    requested    via    email   to  IK2ILH
(ik2ilh@libero.it), including the QSO details. Please do not send your  card
when requesting a QSL via email. [TNX IV3IYH]

QSL VE1OTA ---> This callsign is used by Dana, VE1VOX  when  operating  from
an IOTA qualifier. The new QSL route for contacts made  after  January  2009
is via VE3EXY (direct or bureau). Cards for  contacts  made  before  January
2009 still go to VE1VOX. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2HC       DL9HCU      HD2A        EA5KB [c]   PJ2T        N9AG
3V8SS       IZ8CCW      HD2A        N3ZBK [b]   PP5EG       K3IRV
4F4PA       VE7DP       HE8ICE      HB9BHY      PS6T        PY6KY
4L4WW       EA7FTR      HG3M        HA3MY       PX200JMU    PY6KW
4L6QC       LZ1OT       HG6N        HA6KNB      PX6B        PT2OP
4M4C        YV4GLD      HG7T        HA7TM       PX6T        PT2OP
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HI3TEJ      ON4IQ       PY2VA       I8LWL
5B/G4MKP    M0URX       HI8LAM      EA5NI       R1ANB       RN1ON
5B8AD       W3HNK       HL5/VK6DXI  DS5UCP      R1ASP       RA1AD
5C5W        EA5XX       HP3DX       W4WX        RU0LL       IK2DUW
5D0IPY      I0YKN       HP3TA       KG6UH       RW0CWA      RW0CF
5N9EAM/2    IK2IQD      HQ9R        K5WW        RW2F        DK4VW
5Z4KI       YO9AFH      IA0IPY      I0YKN       S50IPY      S51RU
6V7O        ON4BAG      II1CQD/7    I1SAF       S79JF       DL7JAN
6V7P        ON4HIL      II2ANT      I2JJR       SN2K        SP2YWL
6Y1LZ       K1LZ        II2CV       IW2HAJ      SN3A        SP3GEM
7J1AAI      W1NN        II2EFA      IW2MNO      SN3O        SP3WVC
7Q7AH       G0IAS       II2V        IK2AQZ      SN3R        SP6HEQ
7Q7HB       G0IAS       II5AM       IK2IWU      SN5G        SP5KCR
8P0P        8P9NX       II5ANT      IZ5BTC      SN6Z        SP6RZ
8P9FW       W2XYZ       IO4T        IZ4JMA      SN8W        SP8GWI
8P9KP       W2KQ        IP9IPY      IT9YMM      SO4M        SP4MPG
8P9MD       WR2DX       IR0IPY      IZ0HTW      SO8A        SP8YB
8Q7FM       M0BBB       IR1ANT      I1HYW       SV0XBM/9    W3HNK
9A3B        9A1AA       IR1WAP      IZ1GJK      SX2CM       SV2GWY
9A5Y        9A7W        IR1Y        IK1YDB      SY2V        SV2GJV
9A8M        9A3JB       IR2WAP      IK2FIQ      T27A        W7YAQ
9G1AA       PA3ERA      IR4M        IK4WMH      T27OU       N7OU
9J2CA       G3SWH       IS0/K7QB    IN3QBR      TC1ALH      TA1HZ
9K2GS       EA5KB       IU2ANT      IK2QPR      TF3CW       LX1NO
9K48NLD     9K2RA       IU8ANT      I8QJU       TF8GX       KT6YL
9Q1EK       SM5DJZ      IY8WAP      IK8WEJ      TI5N        W3HNK
A35HA       CX3AN       J28OO       K2PF        TM1OOL      F6KPQ
A41KJ       NI5DX       J37BO       K4LTA       TM2R        F6KKN
A61NA       UA6MF       J37LR       VE3EBN      TM5ICE      F5IL
A71BX       EA7FTR      J37T        VE3EBN      TM6M        F4DXW
A71CV       A71AN       J38A        K4LTA       TM6X        F5VHY
AL1G        AC7DX       J38AR       KT4E        TM8ICE      F8DVD
AN8R        EA8AY       J38JR       AK4Z        TP60CE      F5LGF
AP2NK       W3HNK       J42T        SV2BFN      TY2SF       IK2IQD
AU30SHI     VU2DSI      J79XBI      SM0XBI      UA0IDZ      RW0IZ
C4N         W3HNK       J7N         K3TEJ       UE0SFF      RZ0SB
C56YK       ON7YK       J88DR       G3TBK       UE0SYL      UA0SE
C6AKQ       N4BP        K4A         K6EID       UE0SYY      RZ0SB
C6AMM       K1CN        K5D         N2OO        UE1QFF      RA1QQ
C6ANM       WA2IYO      KH6LC       AI4U        UE3YAR      RV3YR
C6APG       K4PG        KH6MB       AI4U        UE3YRA      RA3YC
CE1/K7CA    NW7O        KH6ZM       I0MWI       UK8IZ       IK2QPR
CE2P        EA5KB       KH7X        K2PF        UN9PQ       IK2QPR
CM6RCR      W3HNK       KL5O        AC7DX       UO6P        UN7PBY
CO2WF       N1KI        KP2B        EA7FTR      UP70F       UN8FB
CO3RX       AD4C        KP2M        AI4U        V26G        N2ED
CO8LY       EA7ADH      LQ4D        LU4DQ       V31AT       K5PI
CO8TW       HB9SVT      LS1D        LW9EOC      V31TP       WC0W
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       LT0H        EA7FTR      V31WO       N7WO
CP4BT       EA5KB       LT2F        EA5KB       V31YN/p     DJ4KW
CS2C        OK1RF       LV6D        EA5KB       V47KP       K2SB
CT9L        DJ6QT       LW6DW       EA5KB       V48M        K2SB
CU7AAF      EA5KB       LY1000GV    LY2GV       V49A        V44NK
CW1A        CX1AA       LY1000M     LY3M        V63MY       OM2SA
CW5W        CX6VM       LY1000NX    LY3NX       VA3AAO      VE3XN
DA0ANT      DC2SF       LY1000QT    LY2QT       VA7AAW      VE7IG
DQ4W        DK9TN       LY1000W     LY3W        VC2E        VE2SB
DR09ANT     DL5MHQ      LY6A        LY2BM       VK0BP       VK2CA
DR800GRZ    DL1ARJ      LY9Y        LY2CY       VP2E        N5AU
DU1MGA      K3IRV       LZ06ANT     LZ3SM       VP2ETN      JN1NDY
DU1ZV       JA1BRK      LZ40ATSA    LZ1PJ       VP2MPL      AA1M
DU3NXE      W3HNK       LZ6W        LZ4ZP       VP2MPR      W1USN
E21EIC/8    JR5XPG [a]  LZ7J        LZ1JZ       VP2V/K6VVA  N6AWD
E21EIC/8    E21EIC [b]  LZ9A        LZ2HM       VP2VVA      N6AWD
E70R        E77E        LZ9R        LZ3YY       VP5DF       WJ2O
E74A        K2PF        M1A         G4BAH       VP8DLM      F5PFP
E77A        9A2AA       M6T         G4PIQ       VQ9RD       KI1G
E77DX       E77E        N5T/ANT     W5BOS       VY2ZM       K1ZM
E79D        E77E        NL7G        OK1DOT      W6A         K6HFA
EF8M        RD3AF       NP3U        WP4U        WH2D        K3UOC
EF8R        EA8CAC      OA0/FT5YJ   F5PFP       XR1A        XQ1IDM
EG2ANT      EA2RC       OA4SS       KB6J        XW1B        E21EIC
EG3LB       EA3RKR      OA4TT       N6XQ        YA/IW0HPJ   IW0EFA
EG7DCA      EA7URS      OA4WW       HP1WW       YB0ECT      K3AIR
EG7LB       EA3RKR      OG2P        OH2PM       YN2DD       K8DD
EK3SA       DJ1CW       OH0B        OH2BH       YN2LJ       K8ESQ
EK6LP       IK2DUW      OH0PM       OH2PM       YN2S        W3HNK
EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      OH0R        OH2PM       YN2TX       KB8TXZ
EM50KFF     US0KW       OH4A        OH6LI       YN2WW       K8DD
ER0WW       RA4LW       OH8X        OH2UA       YR2X        YO2LEA
ES5Q        ES5RY       OJ1ABOA     OH2FFP      YR5N        YO5PBF
ES5RR       ES2RR       OK5R        OK1RI       YR5O        YO5BRZ
EW6GF       DL8KAC      OL0A        OK1CZ       YR80HCS     YO6KNE
FH/G3SWH    G3SWH       OL0W        OK1DSZ      YR9P        YO9HP
FM/KL7WA    UT5UGR      OL1A        OK1DF       YS4M        K9GY
FM5BH       W3HNK       OL1C        OK1AN       YV1FM       IT9DAA
FM5KC       F5VHJ       OL3Z        OK1HMP      YW5RTTY     IT9DAA
G6PZ        GM4FDM      OM7M        OM3PA       Z29KM       EA7FTR
GB0ANT      M3ZYZ       OM8A        OM2VL       Z30MCWG     Z35M
GM3W        GM3JKS      OP4K        ON4JZ       ZF2AM       K6AM
GM7R        N3SL        OQ5M        ON5ZO       ZM1A        ZL1AMO
GX4KPT/p    M0DOL       OR1Z        ON6IX       ZM2B        ZL2BR
H7A         TI4SU       P29VR       W7LFA       ZM3A        ZL3WW
H81L        HP1RCP      P40LE       K2LE        ZM4A        ZL4AA
HB9AV       HB9DUR      P40R        N4RR        ZP6CW       ZP6CU
HC1MD       K8LJG       P40YL       AI6YL       ZW5B        K3IRV
HC2AD       EA5KB       P49V        AI6V        ZY7C        PT7WA
HC2SL       EA5KB       PJ2DX       W0CG        ZZ6Z        PY6HD

[a] Japan
[b] rest of the world
[c] Europe, Asia, Africa

EL2DX    James Alpine, 8800 Monrovia Place, Dulles, VA 20189-8800, USA
F5PFP    Mehdi Escoffier, Les Closures, 38440 Saint Jean de Bournay, France
G0IAS    Allan  Hickman, The Conifers, High Street, Elkesley, Retford,
         Nottingham DN22 8AJ, UK
G3SWH    Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49
         5HQ, UK
K3TEJ    John L. Bednar, 340 Mac Arthur Dr, Orwigsburg, PA 17961, USA
N2OO     Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA
N7OU     William J. Vanderheide, 333 NW 9th Ave Apt 913, Portland, OR
         97209, USA
TL0A     Christian Saint-Arroman, Chemin de Mousteguy, F-64990 Urcuit,
US0KW    Alex Betsan, P.O. Box 3, Rivne 33028, Ukraine
W7YAQ    Robert S. Norin, P.O. Box 2188, Sisters, OR 97759, USA
Z35M     Vladimir Kovaceski, Sava Kovacevic 47g/55, Skopje 1000, Macedonia


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