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25 April 2009                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 938
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

A3     - Dave, W6ZL will be active as  A35KL  from  Vava'u  (OC-064),  Tonga
         from 25 April to 6 May. He will operate mainly CW on  40-17  metres
         with 100 watts and a vertical dipole; QSL via home  call  or  LoTW.
         Also expect Paul, A35RK to operate CW and SSB as A35RK/p  from  the
         same location until at least 1 June; QSL via W7TSQ  or  LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
A5     - Hisa, JA1DOT will be active as A52DT from Bhutan from 24  April  to
         6 May. He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10  metres.  QSl
         via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CN     - Darouf, CN8VO will be active as 5F1ROM from 26 April to 10 May  for
         the FIA Touring Car Grand Prix that will be held  in  Marrakech  on
         1-3 May. QSL via EA7FTR. [TNX F8REF]
CY0    - The expedition  to  Sable  Island  (NA-063)  [425DXN  925]  is  now
         scheduled to take  place  on  19-26  October.  Look  for  N0TG/CY0,
         WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0 to be active on 160-10 metres CW, SSb  and
         RTTY with three stations (one station will be operated  during  the
         CQ WW DX SSB Contest). QSL for all callsigns via N0TG. The  website
         for the  expedition  is  at  http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/.  On  30
         April-2 May the team will conduct  a  "CY0  simulation  test"  from
         Core Banks (NA-067, see below).
DL     - Look  for  Juergen,  DL1IAI/p  to  be  active  from  Borkum  Island
         (EU-047) between 27 April and 18 May.  He  also  plans  to  operate
         from DL0BRF, the club  station  on  the  lightvessel  "Borkumriff",
         during that time frame. QSL via bureau. [TNX DXNL]
F      - F4EKT, F5SL, F6GCP, F6GCT and F6ICX will be active as  TM6KBK  from
         25 April to 10 May to  celebrate  the  40th  anniversary  of  their
         radio club (F6KBK). Expect activity on all  of  the  HF  bands  CW,
         SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via F6GCP. [TNX F6GCP]
F      - Johann, F4FEP will be active as F4FEP/p from  Saint-Nicolas  Island
         (EU-094) on 1 May (13-16 UTC) and again on 19 May  (9-16  UTC).  He
         plans to operate with 100 watts battery  powered  into  a  vertical
         antenna on the beach. Look for him on  20  metres  SSB  (+/-  14260
         kHz). QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX  www.rsgbiota.org]
         [TNX F4FEP]
G      - On 7th May 1909 the Admiralty began a process that was to  lead  to
         the formation of the Fleet Air Arm. Celebrating the centenary  year
         of Naval Aviation, the  Royal  Naval  ARS  (www.rnars.org.uk)  will
         operate special event station  GB100FAA  on  1-15  and  19-21  May.
         Expect activity on 80-10 metres CW  and  SSB.  QSL  via  operator's
         instructions. [TNX VA3RJ]
GD     - Mark/M0MJH,  Kevan/2E0WMG,  Matt/2E0XIS  and  James/M0ZZO  will  be
         active from the Isle of Man (EU-116) from 26 April to 1  May.  They
         will operate SSB on the HF bands (mainly  80,  40  and  20  metres)
         from most  locations  across  the  island,  with  the  addition  of
         VHF/UHF during SOTA activities.  Look  for  them  to  sign  MD0MJH,
         2D0WMG, 2D0XIS and MD0ZZO, as well as  GT3CO  and  GT7SRA.  Updates
         will be posted to http://m0mjh.blogspot.com/ [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
I      - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nobel  Prize  in  physiscs
         awarded to Guglielmo Marconi, ARI Frosinone (IQ0FN) will be  active
         as IY0NGM between 25 April and 20 July. [TNX IZ0EWJ]
I      - The 24-26 April activity form Linosa Island (AF-019)  [425DXN  937]
         has been postponed and is now scheduled to take place on  1-3  May.
         IT9OJW, IT9ZIR, IT9ZZO, IW9EJP, IW9FRB, IW9GVP and IW9HSK  plan  to
         operate as IG9/homecall on 10-80 metres SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX IT9EJW]
I      - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the local ARI  branch,  special
         callsign II2ERBA will be aired on the HF bands SSB, CW and  digital
         modes from Erba (Como) on 1-25 May. QSL via IQ2ER. [TNX IZ2DPX]
I      - Members of ARI San Dona di  Piave  will  be  active  as  IL3T  from
         Torcello Island (EU-131, IIA VE-011) between 1 and 31 May. QSL  via
         IQ3SD,    direct    or    bureau.       Log        search        at
         http://www.arisandona.it/il3t.html [TNX I5JKI]
         IZ4OSA will operate special event station II4CRI from  Piacenza  on
         2-8 May for the World Red Cross Day and to  commemorate  the  150th
         anniversary of the Battle of Solferino,  whose  terrible  aftermath
         (some 40,000 soldiers died or were wounded) eventually led  to  the
         establishment of the  International  Red  Cross.  QSL  via  IZ1JKW,
         direct or bureau. [TNX IZ1JKW]
LU     - The Bahia Blanca DX Group will  be  active  as  L21D  from  Ariadne
         Island (SA-021)  on  1-3  May.  Seven  operators  (LU1EUU,  LU4DBP,
         LU4DBT, LU4ETN, LU5DEM, LU7DSY and LU8DWR) will be  active  on  80,
         40, 20, 15 and 10 metres SSB, CW and PSK31. QSL via LU7DSY,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX LU7DSY]
SP     - Seven operators from Poland and Germany will  be  active  as  3Z0LH
         from Chelminek Island (not IOTA) and several  lighthouses  from  30
         April to 9 May. QSL via SP1TMN. [TNX The Daily DX]
UR     - Commemorating the 64th anniversary of the  end  of  World  War  II,
         UU2JQ, UU5DX and UU5WW will operate special  event  station  EO64JM
         on 1-15 May. QSL via K2PF. [TNX K2PF]
VE     - Steve, VE2TKH will be active as XO0ICE/2 from Quebec City (CQ  Zone
         5) until 3 May and  again  on  14-31  May  to  celebrate  the  50th
         anniversary of the entry in service of  the  St.  Lawrence  Seaway.
         QSL via LoTW only (paper QSLs  will  not  be  available).  [TN  The
         Daily DX]
W      - N0TG, WA4DAN and AA4VK will be  active  from  Core  Banks  (NA-067)
         from 23 UTC on 30 April through 15 UTC on  2  May.  The  island  is
         similar in environment (terrain, sand, sea,  remoteness,  etc.)  to
         Sable Island, and the purpose of the operation will be a "test"  of
         seven potential antennas for use at  CY0  in  October.  AA4VK  will
         also test the feasibility  of  including  operating  FM  satellites
         (SO-50, AO-51, and AO-27) in the CY0  operations.  Frequencies  and
         modes  of  operation   from    NA-067    will    be    posted    to
W      - The Fall River Amateur Radio Club will be active  as  W1ACT/p  from
         Martha's Vineyard (NA-046) on 1-3 May, including  the  New  England
         QSO Party. QSL via N1JOY. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Randy, AJ4RW and a couple of other operators will be active  for  a
         few hours from Cumberland Island (NA-058) on 2 May.  They  plan  to
         be QRV on 20 and 40 metres SSB from around 15 UTC until  around  19
         UTC. [TNX AJ4RW]
YJ     - Kaku, JA6REX will be active as  YJ0KS  from  Vanuatu  between  late
         April and early May. He will operate CW, SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK31  on
         160-6 metres from Espiritu Santo (OC-035) on  28  April-3  May  and
         from Tanna Island (OC-035) on 5-7 May.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX

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

A65 ---> The Daily DX reports that a few A65 callsigns have been  issued  to
foreign residents in the United Arab Emirates (A61  is  for  UAE  nationals,
A62 for clubs and A60 for special event stations): G4BWP is A65BD  (QSL  via
G5LP), G3XHZ is A65BE (QSL via G3XHZ), G4THN is A65BF, PA5M  is  A65BG  (QSL
via PA7FM), F8CUP is A65BH (QSL via F8CUP), F5LTB is A65BK (QSL via SM5DJZ).

HZ1FS/P ---> A photo gallery of the 19-26 March operation from Hibar  Island
(AS-192) can be found at http://www.laselki.net/vb/showthread.php?t=3680

MDXC DX CONVENTION ---> The 4th DX Convention organized by the  Mediterraneo
DX Club will take place on 23-24 May  at  the  San  Luca  Hotel  &  Congress
Centre,    Battipaglia    (Salerno).    Details       can    be    found  at

NEW IRCS ---> The new International Reply Coupons (the "Nairobi model",  see
www.dailydx.com/images/2008-08-08_irc.jpg) will go on sale on 1  July  2009,
and are expected to remain valid until 31 December 2013. They  will  replace
the current IRCs (see  www.dailydx.com/images/irc2007.jpg),  which  must  be
redeemed before the end of the year, as they  will  expire  on  31  December

QSL A61BK ---> Effective immediately, NI5DX is the QSL manager  for  Kahlid,
A61BK. Kahlid has send his log file already, but there will be  a  delay  in
replying until the new cards arrive from the  printer.  [TNX  K1XN  and  The

QSL HG1S ---> MTTOSZ Radio Club  of  Gyor  ((http://www.mttosz.t-online.hu/)
is receiving a large number of cards for QSOs made with HG1S that cannot  be
confirmed as they are not-in-logs. Since HG1S is a  "direct  only"  station,
you'd better check the on-line log  and/or  e-mail  the  Radio  Club  before
running the risk of wasting your money. Also please note that local  postage
stamps cannot be used in Hungary! [TNX HA1DAE]

S04R ---> The expedition to Western Sahara went  QRT  around  5  UTC  on  18
April, after five days and 37,005 QSOs (20274 CW, 14342 SSB and 2389  RTTY).
The most productive bands were 20m (7650 QSOs), 17m  (6914)  and  30m  (6389
QSOs); 1332 contacts were made on 160 metres. A log search can be  found  at

USA POSTAL RATES ---> Effective 11 May, the postal  rates  in  the  US  will
increase. First-Class Mail for a letter up to one ounce  (28.3  grams)  will
cost USD 0.44; First-Class Mail International for a letter up to  one  ounce
to Canada will cost USD 0.75, to Mexico USD 0.79 and to all other  countries
USD 0.98.

VK9GMW: QSO DATA LOST ---> While on Mellish Reef, the VK9GMW  team  realized
that there was "some issue" with the WriteLog file for  the  period  between
20.20 UTC on 9 April and 09.20 UTC on the 10th. They hoped to fix it  later,
but unfortunately their "support team's efforts to recover the WriteLog  QSO
data have not produced results yet" and they  are  now  "seeking  help  from
WriteLog". In the meantime, please refrain from sending  any  QSLs  or  OQRS
requests for any  contact  that  took  place  during  those  13  hours:  "we
apologize, understanding how this may disappoint those  who  have  made  the
QSOs, but as long as we can not recover the data, we will not  able  to  QSL
these QSOs".

+ SILENT KEY + Franz Brechtken, DL3PS (HB9EHQ) died of heart  attack  on  10
April, at 45 years of age. He operated from  many  locations  in  the  past,
including TF/DL3PS from EU-071 and  EU-168  (July-August  2008)  and  D44TXS
(11-25 March 2009).  A  group  of  his  friends  will  try  to  confirm  the
outstanding QSL requests, especially those  for  the  most  recent  activity
from Cape Verde.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include Robert J.  Hajek,  Sr.  (K9LTN),
David C. Zulawski (KA5TQF) and Jivanlal N. Adiecha (VU2JF).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      AO8DMR      EA4URE      KH6TE       AI4U
4K5D        K2PF        AO9DMR      EA4URE      KH8/N9YU    YT1AD
4K7Z        UA3FDX      C6AAA       N4AA        KL7Z        W7IAN
4L1AN       EA7FTR      C6AYL       W8GEX       LM2T70Y     LA2T
4L1MA       ON4RU       C6DX        W8GEX       LN2G        LA2G
4L4WW       EA7FTR      C92IO       ZS6HB       LU8XW       WD9EWK
4L8A        K1BV        CN22TMC     EA7FTR      LZ09BR      LZ1KZA
4X0X        4Z5AX       CN8YE       EA7FTR      MN0NID      MI0SAI
5B4AIF      EB7DX       CS6A        CT1GFK      NP4A        W3HNK
5C2A        IK7JWX      CU1CB       EA5KB       OD5/IZ3JHP  IK3GES
5C2B        IK7JWX      CX/PY2TJ    PT2OP       ON175BR     ON7BR
5C2C        IK7JWX      CX7CO       WB3CDX      ON4AZW      ON7YB
5C2F        IK7JWX      EE9CF       EA9CF       P29ZAD      NI5DX
5C2J        IK7JWX      EE9IB       EA9IB       PT2ZXR      DJ0XR
5C2L        IK7JWX      EE9RY       EA9RY       PY0FF       W9VA
5C2SG       IK7JWX      EG1IYA      EA1GIB      R150DMP     RV9DC
5N/LZ1QK    LZ1CL       EG2IPY      EA2RC       R3K         RN3DK
5N0OCH      DL3OCH      EG3ACM      EA3EVL      R4CG        RK4CYW
5Z4ES       K3IRV       EH5SVF      EA5URR      RK1G        RZ3LC
5Z4KI       YO9AFH      EX8AB       RX3RC       RO9O        RZ9OO
6W1SE       JR2KDN      FM5FJ       KU9C        RW0A        RA0ALM
6W1SJ       E73Y        FT5WO       F4DYW       S04R        EA5RM
6W2SC       HA3AUI      GS3PYE/P    G4HUN       SI9AM       SM3CVM
6W7RV       F8CMT       HC2SL       EA5KB       TA4ZT       DK1AR
7Q7BP       G3MRC       HC7AE       EA7FTR      TC57A       TA1HZ
7S5A        SM4DDS      HF110OSP    SP9YST      TI7KK       DK6AO
8Q7HN       7M2VPR      HF64CGS     SP6OPZ      TM5KDB      F5SPW
9A/VE3ZIK   DO7ZZ       HP1DCP      EA5KB       TM5OIS      F5KHR
9K2YM/P     EA5KB       HP3AK       W4JS        TT8FC       EA4AHK
9M2TI       EA4ATI      HR9/WQ7R    AI4U        TY5ZR       IK2IQD
A43WARD     A47RS       IY1SP       I1SAF       UK8FF       W3HNK
A60WARD     IZ8CLM      IY8GM       IK8WEJ      UK8LA       RW3RN
A61OO       IZ8CLM      J42ARET     SV2GWY      UN7DA       EA5KB
AO1DMR      EA4URE      J88DR       G3TBK       VK0BP       VK2CA
AO2DMR      EA4URE      JT1AGO      JA7AGO      XU7FMZ      JA1FMZ
AO3DMR      EA4URE      JT1AWN      JH1AWN      XW1B        E21EIC
AO4DMR      EA4URE      JT1LU       JA7LU       YV5SSB      IT9DAA
AO5DMR      EA4URE      JT1ZP       JA7ZP       Z30MCWG     Z35M
AO5VAA      EA5YU       JY4NE       K3IRV       ZF2ZB       K9WZB
AO6DMR      EA4URE      K4E         W4NSC       ZS2DL       NI5DX
AO7DMR      EA4URE      KH0O        JA2FJP      ZS6CCY      K3IRV

DK6AO    Klaus Rosenplaenter, Elisabeth-Miehe-Weg 8, 38644 Goslar, Germany
EA5RM    Antonio Gonzales, P.O. Box 930, E-03200 Elche, Spain
EA7FTR   Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain
IK7JWX   Alfredo De Nisi, P.O. Box 218, 73100 Lecce Centro - LE, Italy
JD1BMM   Masafumi Ishihara, 2-305 Loran, 2-5-35 Miyazaki, Chuo-ku, Chiba
         260-0806, Japan
K3IRV    Irving L. Mc Wherter, 121 Sonora Dr, Lillington, NC 27546, USA
TL0A     Christian  Saint-Arroman, Chemin de Mousteguy, F-64990 Urcuit,


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