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18 April 2009                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 937
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Jan, OK2ZAW will be active from the Fiji Islands between  1  and  8
         May. His itinerary is as follows:
         1   May   Viti Levu         OC-016   3D2ZW/p
         2-4 May   Mamanuca Group    OC-121   3D2ZW/p
         4-8 May   Yasawa Group      OC-156   3D2ZW
         8   May   Viti Levu         OC-016   3D2ZW/p
         He will be running 100 watts into a vertical  antenna and  dipoles.
         QSL via OK2ZAW, direct or bureau.
8Q     - Cliff, SV1JG will be active as 8Q7SV  from  the  Maldives  (AS-013)
         from 29 April to 5 May. He plans to operate mostly CW  and  digital
         modes, on all bands. QSL via home  call,  direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
9A     - Aniko/HA5TAA, Feri/HA5AZZ, Neno/9A5AN,  Livio/9A3KS  and  Tom/9A2AA
         will be active from a number of Croatian islands  for  a  few  days
         starting on 18 April. Islands named are Krk (EU-136,  IOCA  CI-046)
         and Sv. Marko (EU-136, IOCA CI-117), but the team  plans  to  visit
         and operate from several other nearby islands. [TNX 9A2AA]
C6     - K3IXD, K4QO, W2GJ and W3PP  will  be  active  from  Crooked  Island
         (NA-113), Bahamas on 23-27 July. They will participate in the  IOTA
         Contest as C6APR; before and after the IOTA event C6APR will be  on
         80-10 metres CW and SSB. The team  will  sign  C6AXD  on  RTTY  and
         C6AQO on 6 metres (grid FL22). The calls are  good  for  Bird  Rock
         Lighthouse (ARLHS BAH-005). All QSLs via K3IXD. [TNX K3IXD]
CE0Z   - CE6TBN, LA5FJA, LA6EIA, LA6FJA, LA7WCA, LA8BCA and  RA0FU  will  be
         active as XR0ZN from Juan Fernandez (SA-005) from 24 November to  3
         December, CQ WW CW Contest included.  QSL  route  TBA.  Preliminary
         information can be  found  at  http://www.la6fja.eu/dx/XR0ZN/  [TNX
CT     - The Algarve S.T.A.R. DX Team (http://algarvedx.com) will be  active
         as CS6A from the lighthouse Doca Olhao W.  (ARLHS  POR-129)  on  18
         April, from 7 to 13 UTC. They plan to operate SSB  and  CW  on  40,
         30, 20 and 17 metres with two stations. QSL via CT1GFK,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX CT1END
DL     - Helmut, DL7VOX will  be  active  as  DL7VOX/p  from  Usedom  Island
         (EU-129) from 27 April to 16 May. He  will  operate  holiday  style
         mainly CW on 160-10 metres, with 100 watts and wire  antennas.  QSL
         via DL7VOX, direct or bureau. [TNX DL7VOX]
EA9    - Look for EE9IB (QSL via EA9IB), EE9RY (QSL  via  EA9RY)  and  EE9CF
         (QSL  via  EA9CF)  to  be  active  from  Bonete  Lighthouse  (ARLHS
         CEU-011), Melilla on 18-19 April. [TNX The Daily DX]
GM     - Charlie/MM0GNS, Willie/GM4ZNC and Rodger/GM3JOB will be  active  as
         MS0TJT/p from the Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides  (EU-008)  on  3-8
         May. They hope to be QRV  on  80-6  metres,  and  plan  to  operate
         mainly SSB, with a little CW and PSK. QSL via GM4ZNC. [TNX GM3JOB]
HB0    - Look for Kasimir,  DL2SBY  and  Georg,  DF1SR  to  be  active  from
         Liechtenstein from  24  April  to  4  May.  They  will  be  signing
         HB0/DL2SBY on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY  and  HB0/DF1SR  on  13
         and 23cm via EME. [TNX DL2SBY]
I      - Ezio/IT9OJW,   Sebastiano/IT9ZIR,  Dario/IT9ZZO,   Vincenzo/IW9EJP,
         Filippo/IW9FRB,  Giovanna/IW9GVP  and  Ferdinando/IW9HSK  will   be
         active as IG9/homecall from Linosa Island (AF-019, IIA  AG-003)  on
         24-26 April. They plan to  operate  SSB,  PSK  and  RTTY  on  10-80
         metres.  QSL  via  home  calls.  They  have  a    web    page    at
         www.iw9frb.it/linosa.htm [TNX IT9EJW]
I      - Giordano/IK0XFD,  Alberto/IK0ZCW,  Andrea/IZ0EHO,  Vincenzo/IZ0FKE,
         Alberto/IZ0FMA and Claudio/IZ0GKX  will  be  active  as  ID9N  from
         Vulcano Island (EU-017) on 25-30 April. They plan  to  operate  CW,
         SSB and digital modes on 160-6 metres, with  a  focus  on  the  low
         bands.  QSL  via  IZ0GKN.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         www.id9n.com [TNX IZ0EHO]
I      - Claudio, IZ0KRC will b active  as  IC8/IZ0KRC  from  Ischia  Island
         (EU-031) from 29 April to 4 May. He plans to  operate  SSB  on  10,
         15, 20 and 40 metres. QSL via home  call,  bureau  preferred.  [TNX
JD1_oga- Koji,  JI1LET  will  be  active   as  JI1LET/JD1  from   Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 29 April to 5 May.  He  plans  to  operate
         SSB, CW and RTTY on 40-10 metres, and on 6  metres.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI1LET]
JW     - Francois, F8DVD will once again be  active  as  JW/F8DVD  from  the
         Longyearbyen ARC on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026), Svalbard on  19-25
         April. He plans to operate CW and SSB on  all  HF  bands.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
OZ     - Dominic/ON4AZP,  Michel/ON4CAQ,  Francois/ON6VP,  Herman/ON7FH  and
         Maurice/ON7KS will be active as OZ5K from Romo  Island (EU-125)  on
         17-23 May. They will operate on 80-10 metres, as well as on 2m. QSL
         via ON4AMM, direct or bureau. The web pages for the activity are at
         http://www.on4dst.be/iota_eu125_1.html [TNX ON4CAQ]
PY     - Nine operators (namely PY1ZV, PY1NB, PY1YB, PY1IBM,  PY1KN,  PY2WC,
         PY2NDX, PY4OG and PY4OY) will be active  as  PT1R  from  Ilha  Rasa
         (SA-079, DIB RJ-07) on 1-4 May. They plan to be be  QRV  on  160-10
         metres SSB, CW and digital modes with two stations,  while  another
         station will be active on 6 and 2 metres during the  Araucaria  VHF
         Contest (details at http://www.avhfc.com/). QSL via  PY1NB,  direct
         or  bureau.  The  web   page    for    the    operation    is    at
         http://riodxgroup.dxwatch.com/rasa [TNX PY1NB]
S2     - Ramon, DU1UGZ will be  active  as  S21UGZ  from  Dhaka,  Bangladesh
         until 20 June. He operates in his  spare  time  using  a  low  band
         dipole. For the time being, he will focus on 40 and 80  metres  SSB
         and RTTY, but in May he should get a beam for 10, 12,  15,  17  and
         20 metres and hopefully a linear amplifier as well.  QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX NG3K]
SM     - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active as 7S5A from Boko Island  (Stora  Alo,
         EU-177) on 17-19 April. He will operate CW and SSB on 10-80  metres
         using a G5RV. QSL via SM4DDS, direct or buro. [TNX SM4DDS]
TI     - TI7KK  is  the  callsign to  be used by Klaus/DK6AO, Gunter/TI7WGI,
         Andy/DH8WR,  Norbert/DL2RNS,  Rene/DL2JRM and  Daniel/DL5YWM during
         their  17-20  April  IOTA  activity  from  the  Murcielago  Islands
         (NA-191)  [425DXN 927].  They  plan  to operate around the clock on
         160-10  metres  SSB,  CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL  via DK6AO, direct or
         bureau.  The  website  for  the expedition is at www.ti7.info. [TNX
TI     - Look for Orrin, TI6/K9KEJ (QSL via EB7DX) and Don, TI6/W9YOR to  be
         active on 40, 20 and 17 metres SSB from Costa Rica  from  28  April
         to 1 May. [TNX K9KEJ]
TK     - Manu, F4FLQ will operate holiday style as TK/F4FLQ from Corsica  in
         11-29 May. Plans are to concentrate on the digital  modes  and  30,
         17 and 12 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX F4FLQ]
TK     - Gabriele,  IZ5FDD  and  Alessandro,  IW5ELA  will  be active as TK/
         homecall from Corsica (EU-014) on 20-24 May.  They  plan to operate
         SSB  and  CW  on  40-10  metres, plus 2m. Their planned activity on
         50 MHz [425DXN 935] has been  cancelled as   6m  are not allowed in
         Corsica. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ5FDD]
V6     - Look for JA7HMZ (V63DX) and JH7IOS (V63CW) to  be  active  on  40-6
         metres from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia  on  11-16  May.  QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX NG3K]
VE     - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the George Massey  tunnel,  the
         Delta Amateur Radio Club  (www.deltaamateurradio.com)  from  Delta,
         British Columbia will be active as CG7GMT from  Deas  Island  (CisA
         BC-045) on 23-24 May.  Look  for  activity  on  80  and  20  metres
         between 17 and 1 UTC. QSL via VE7SUN. [TNX VE7HRA]
VE     - Eight members of the "NA-128 Contest Group" (VA2RC, VA2ZO,  VE2EDA,
         VE2EBK, VE2FSK, VE2TKH,  VE2MTK  and  VE2QRA)  will  be  active  as
         CG200I  from  Ile  Verte  (NA-128)  on  23-26  July,  IOTA  Contest
         included. The special callsigns celebrates  the  200th  anniversary
         of the lighthouse  located  on  the  island,  and  the  group  will
         operate many stations from the lighthouse keeper's  quarters.  Look
         for them on 160-6 metres  all  modes.  QSL  via  VE2CQ,  direct  or
         bureau. Further information  can  be  found  at  www.qrz.com  under
         CG200I. [TNX VE2EBK]
VK     - Nao, JK1FNL will be  active  as  JK1FNL/VK4  from  Hamilton  Island
         (OC-160) on 5-9 May. QSL via home call. [TNX JK1FNL]
W      - Eight  operators  from  QCWA  Chapter  119  (K4CQW,  K4MIL,  K5VIP,
         KE4AZL, KI4RXC, W4TVG, W4VIC and W8RJL) will be active as W4T  from
         Tangier Island (NA-083) on 23-26 July, IOTA Contest included.  They
         will run three stations on 80-6 metres CW, SSB, and RTTY.  QSL  via
         K5VIP. [TNX W4VIC]
XU     - Wim, XU7TZG will be active again as XU7KOH from Koh Russei  (Bamboo
         Island, AS-133) from 17 April until around 5 UTC on  the  20th.  He
         plans to operate SSB with some PSK31 on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12  and
         10 metres. QSL via ON7PP. Log search  and  further  information  at
         www.xu7tzg.be [TNX K1XN]
YV     - The Asociation de Radioaficionados de  Venezuela  will  participate
         in the International Marconi Day  (25  April)  as  4M5M.  Look  for
         activity on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL  via  W4SO
         (mail drop). [TNX YY5RNC]

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

C91TX ---> New pictures and a Log Search web page for the  recent  Texas  DX
Society's    operation    from      Mozambique        can    be    found  at
http://www.tdxs.net/c91.html [TNX W9DX]

H44MS ---> Bernard, DL2GAC (H44MS) is back home. His activity from the
Solomon Islands finished on 9 April, earlier than planned, because he could
not extend is visa beyond three months. [TNX DL2GAC]

QSL GI5K & MI0LLL ---> With immediate effect, G3SWH is the new  QSL  manager
for GI5K and MI0LLL. Phil will add a log search page for  each  callsign  to
his web site (www.g3swh.org.uk). He is also arranging  for  any  unanswered,
direct QSL requests to be forwarded to him  and  for  the  RSGB  QSL  bureau
sub-manager to forward cards directly to him. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

QSL KB5GL/4 ---> Silvano operated from IOTA group NA-213 on 26-28 March.  He
should like to remind island chasers that he QSLs  direct  (Silvano  Amenta,
5028 Hearst Ave, Metairie, LA 70001, USA) provided that  return  postage  is
included (he says 1 USD or 1 IRC for the US, others 2 USD or 2 IRC)

SRT DX CONVENTION ---> The 6th International DX Convention organized by  the
Strange  Radio    Team    (18    April)    will    be    broadcast  live  on
www.strangeradioteam.com and www.mogulus.com/idxclive starting  at  12  UTC.

VK9GMW ---> George, AA7JV and Tomi, HA7RY went QRT from Mellish  Reef  at  4
UTC on 13 April, after fighting storms, strong winds and  heavy  rains  over
the last few days on the island. They made 20,058 QSOs (2,028  were  on  160
metres). The Online QSL Request System (OQRS) has been  activated  for  both
direct and bureau  cards  (check  http://www.vk9gmw.com  for  details).  The
ordinary QSL route is via HA7RY.

VK9LA ---> Band and mode statistics for the 22 March-3 April  expedition  to
Lord Howe Island can be found  at  http://www.odxg.org/vk9la.htm.  The  most
productive band was 40m (9111 QSOs), followed by 20m  (6714  QSOs)  and  30m
(4458 QSOs). The grand total is 30,160 QSOs (18842 CW,  9261  SSB  and  2057
A special piece of VK9LA memorabilia is being  auctioned  (see  the  website
for the details). The money raised from the auction will be used  to  repair
equipment that failed whilst the team was on the island.  The  closing  date
for placing your bid is 30 April.

+ CONDOLENCES + We are close in thoughts  and  prayers  to  Lucio  Antonini,
IK6SNR, whose daughters Genny (24 years  old)  and  Giusy  (22)  lost  their
lives in the earthquake that struck L'Aquila on 6 April.

+ SILENT KEY + Philippe Lutty, LX2A reports the passing  of  his  uncle  and
mentor Charly Hausemer, LX1AJ. The  doyen  of  amateur  radio  operators  in
Luxembourg, Charly passed away on 7 April at 89 years of age.  He  had  been
licensed for more than 60 years and was a  founding  member  of  the  Reseau
Luxembourgeois des Amateurs d'Ondes Courtes.


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3B8CF,  3D2NB,  3D2OU,  3DA0VB,
3G1F, 3V8BB, 4K9W, 4O/K1ZZ, 4O3A, 5B/AJ2O, 5B4AII, 5H3EE,  5L2MS,  5N/LZ1QK,
5W0K, 5Z4/DL8NBE, 6W/DL2RMC,  6Y1LZ,  9H1LC,  9J2BO,  9J3A,  9M2AX,  9M2MRS,
9M6/N2BB, 9V1F1, 9V1RA, 9X0W,  9Y4D,  A25/DL7DF,  A25VB,  A43DLH,  A62ER/ND,
A92GE, AH0F/KH2, C4N, C6AKQ, C91LW, C91VB, C98LW,  CE1/K7CA,  CM6RCR,  CN2M,
CO8LY, CW5W, D20VB,  DU3NXE,  E44M,  E51SIX,  E74AW,  E74EBL,  EA9PY,  EF8M,
(NA-057), HR9/K0UU (NA-057), HR9/WQ7R (NA-057), J20SE,  J20VB,  J39BS,  J7N,
J88XF, JA7GAX/6  (AS-047),  JD1BMM,  JT1CO,  KL7RA,  KP2/K3CT,  KP4MS,  L0W,
OX2A, P29NI (OC-181), P29NI  (OC-283),  P29VCX  (OC-153),  P29VCX  (OC-284),
P29VLR (OC-256), P40YL,  PJ5NA,  PX200JMU  (SA-080),  PY6KW,  R35NP,  RW0AJ,
RW0CN, RW0CWA, RW3QC, S21DX (AS-127), S21RC/p  (AS-127),  ST2VB,  SV9/DJ7RJ,
SV9COL, T20RE, T27A,  T27OU,  T30XX,  T31DX,  T33ZZ,  T88CD,  T88CJ,  T88WW,
TF3GB, TI5N, TN5SN, TO3R, UA0CW, UA0SR,  V25OP,  V26G,  V26MN,  V47NT,  V6C,
V6P, V6T, V73M, V7XX, V85SS, VE0ICE (NA-047), VE0ICE/VE2,  VE2XAA/2,  VK9AA,
VR2O/p (AS-006), VR2XMT, VU7SJ, XQ4CW, XR5L (SA-070), XV4BX (AS-128),  XW1B,
ZS1JX, ZS6BQI,  5B4XF,  5N/LZ1QK,  6Y5/W5ZL,  7P8BA,  AH2R,  E51QQQ,  ES1RA,


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