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02 May 2009                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 939
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - JA1NLX will be active as 3D2YA  from  Mana  Island  (OC-121),  Fiji
         from 29 June to 3 July. He  will  operate  CW  and  RTTY  on  80-10
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  He  will  upload  the
         log to LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
5H     - Hermann, DL2NUD (5H1HP)and Joachim, DL9MS (5H1MS)  will  be  active
         from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) from 16 May  to  2  June.  They  will
         operate on 2m EME/MS, with activity also on  the  HF  bands  and  6
         metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DL9MS and DL8EBW]
9A     - Neno, 9A5AN and Tom, 9A2AA will  be  active  from  Drvenik,  Oblik,
         Zlarin and a few other islands in the EU-170 IOTA group  between  1
         and 5 May. [TNX 9A2AA]
A6     - Philippe, F5LTB reports that at the end of  the  day  the  callsign
         issued to him is A65BI (not A65BK  as  expected,  425DXN  938).  He
         will be in France on 6-20 May, and hopes to be QRV from the UAE  by
         the end of the month. QSL via SM5DJZ. [TNX F5NQL]
BV     - Rene, DL2JRM will  be  active  as  BW9/DL2JRM  from  Kinmen  Island
         (AS-102) until 3 May. He operates  CW  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via
         DL2JRM. [TNX The Daily DX]
BY     - David, BA3CE and several other operators will be active as  BY3CN/4
         from Heng Tian Island (claimed to count for  AS-150)  on  1-3  May.
         Expect activity on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10  metres  SSB,  CW  and
         RTTY. [TNX BA3CE]
BY     - Terry, BA7NQ will be vacationing with his family on  Hainan  Island
         (AS-094) on 24-26 May. Depending on local conditions, he  plans  to
         operate holiday style mainly on 20, 30 and 40 metres CW  around  4,
         10, 16 and 23 UTC (i.e. when his daughter sleeps!). [TNX BA7NQ]
DL     - DL2SWW, DF9TM and DL2VFR will be active as DF0WFF from  the  Nature
         Reserve of Flusslandschaft Elbe during  the  "Green  Days"  weekend
         (13-14 June). QSL via DL2VFR, direct or bureau.  Information  about
         the German World Flora & Fauna Award (WFF) activities can be  found
         at www.wff44.de [TNX DL2VFR]
ES     - Uwe,  DL3BQA  will  be  active  as  ES8/DL3BQA  from  Kihnu  Island
         (EU-178) on 15-22 June. He  will  operate  holiday  style  on  80-6
         metres, mainly SSB with possibly some  RTTY.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX DL3BQA]
F      - Look for a group of French operators to be  active  as  TM5EL  from
         Penfret Island (EU-094) on 8-10 May. They will be operate  SSB,  CW
         and digital modes with four stations (three for the  HF  bands  and
         one for VHF, UHF  and  SHF).  QSL  via  F6KHI,  direct  ot  bureau.
         Further  information  an  on-line  logs    can    be    found    at
F      - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of  the  Council  of  Europe,  the
         local amateur radio club (http://ewwa.free.fr)  will  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK as TP60CE on 8-10 May. QSL via F5LGF. [TNX F6FQK]
F      - Eight operators from the Charente DX Group  (namely  F1BLQ,  F4EEK,
         F5EOT, F5LOW, F5MNK, F5NBQ, F6HKA and  ON4ZD)  will  be  active  as
         TM0M from Molene Island (EU-065, DIFM AT-002) on  23-30  May.  They
         plan to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on 80-10  metres,  and  maybe
         on 6m as well. QSL via F6ANA. [TNX F5NBQ]
HL     - 6K5AQY, 6K5AYC, 6K5BHZ, DS4NMJ, HL2FDW and HL5BMX  will  be  active
         as 6M0W/5 from Jo Island (AS-081) on 1-3  May.  They  will  operate
         SSB, CW and RTTY  on  80-10  metres.  QSL  via  HL5BMX,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM     - 2E0JOX, 2E0TJX, G3VCQ, M0GAV, and M3VCQ will  be  active  from  the
         Isle of Arran (EU-123) on 23-27 July. They will participate in  the
         IOTA Contest as MM3M (QSL via G3VCQ), outside the IOTA  event  they
         might be signing GS3RCM/p. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GW     - The Barry Amateur Radio Society will  be  active  as  GB100BP  from
         Sully, Wales on 4-31  May.  The  special  callsign  celebrates  100
         years of British Petroleum. QSL via GW0ANA. [TNX GW0ANA]
I      - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nobel  Prize  in  physiscs
         awarded to Guglielmo Marconi,  Frank,  IZ7AUH  will  be  active  as
         IY7GM through the end of  the  year.  QSL  via  IZ7AUH,  direct  or
         bureau (see qrz.com under IY7GM for QSLling instructions). The  log
         will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [TNX IZ7AUH]
I      - A special activity by ARI Portici (Naples), IQ8PC, will  take  pace
         until 2 May for the 9th World Ranking Master Bowling  Championship.
         QSL via IK8JVG. A cancellation for philatelists  is  available  for
         contacts made on 1 and 2 May. [TNX IK8VRH]
I      - The fifth edition of the Mediterraneo DX Club's Members Trophy will
         take place on 16-17 May. The MDXC HQ  station  IQ8MD  plus  several
         special event stations are expected to participate  in  the  event:
         IU0MDC, IU1MDC, IU5MDC,  IU8MDC,  IU9MDC,  LQ5D,  PD05MDC,  SX1MDC,
         TM5MDC. All of the QSOs made with these stations will be  confirmed
         automatically via the bureau. Direct requests  should  be  sent  to
         the Members Trophy Manager, Giuliano Mondini (IK2VUC).  Information
         on  the  event  and  the  relevant  award  can    be    found    at
JA     - Look for JA1YVT/4, JL1OVB/4 and 7L3ATQ/4  to  be  active  from  Oki
         Island (AS-041), Shimane prefecture  until  4  May.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Look for Take, JS6RRR to be  active  on  all  bands  and  modes  as
         JS6RRR, JS6RRR/JS6 and JI3DST/JS6 from the Miyako Islands  (AS-079)
         until  11  May.  His  main  QTH  will  be  on  Miyako-jima,   (JIIA
         AS-079-005), but he also plans to go and  operate  from  Ikema-jima
         (AS-079-001) and Kurima-jima (AS-079-003).  QSL  via  bureau  only.
         [TNX JS6RRR]
KH2    - Lee, HL1IWD and Harry, WX8C will operate CW, SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK31
         as AH2Y and KH2/WX8C from Guam from 29 May to  2  June.  They  will
         participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as AH2Y  (QSL  via  HL1IWD;
         all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau).
KP2    - Look for K3VX/KP2, W3WH/KP2, W3WN/KP2, W9UK/KP2 and K9CS/KP2 to  be
         active from the US Virgin Islands (NA-106) from 28 May to  2  June,
         including an entry in the CQ  WW  PWX  CW  Contest  as  NP2SH.  QSL
         W3WN/KP2 via W3WN, all others via K9CS. [TNX K9CS]
LZ     - Special station LZ2009KM will be active on all bands  and modes  on
         1-31 May to celebrate St. Kiril and  Methodius' Day. QSL via LZ1PJ,
         bureau  preferred.  Logs  will    be  uploaded  to  LoTW.   Further
         information at http://www.qrz.com/db/LZ2009KM [TNX LZ1BJ]
OH     - Special callsign OH5POPOV will be aired on 24  May  to  commemorate
         Russian physicist and radio pioneer Aleksandr  S.  Popov.  QSL  via
         OH5VX. [TNX OH2KI]
OZ     - DF9TM, DL2SWW and DL2VFR will operate CW  and  SSB  as  OZ0FR  from
         Romo Island (EU-125) on 23-26 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL  via
         DL2VFR, direct or bureau. Further information will be available  at
         www.iota-expedition.de [TNX DL2VFR]
P2     - The dates and callsigns  for  the  IOTA  DXpedition  to  Papua  New
         Guinea [425DXN 934] will be as follows:
         22-26 October   P29VCX   Tanga Islands (OC-102)   QSL via SM6CVX
         27-31 October   P29VLR   Green Islands (OC-231)   QSL via SM6CVX
         2-9 November    P29NI    Woodlark group (OC-205)  QSL via G3KHZ
         Expect  activity  on  160-10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. The operators
         will  be  Luis/CT1AGF,  Derek/G3KHZ,  Gordon/G3USR, David/M0VTG and
         Hans/SM6CVX. Webpage at www.425dxn.org/dxped/p29_2009/index.html
P2     - While the main team  will  leave  for  home  after  operating  from
         OC-205, Hans (SM6CVX) plans to continue the trip. He would like  to
         go and operate as P29VCX from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands  (OC-116)
         on 11-13 November. QSL via home call.
PA     - VERON Section 54 (PI4ETL) will  operate  special  callsign  PH100EL
         from 18 June to 12 July to celebrate the 100th anniversary  of  the
         first flight of aviation pioneer Charles count de Lambert,  who  on
         27  June  1909  at  Etten-Leur  opened  the  aviation  era  in  the
         Netehrlands. QSL via PD0PVQ. Information on the relevant award  can
         be found at http://www.qrz.com/db/PH100EL [TNX PA1BR]
PY     - Seven  operators  from  the  Associacao  Paulista  de Radioamadores
         (namely  PY2IAB, PY2OMT, PY2TLB,  PY3NZ, PU2OVA, PU2TEA and PU2TJQ)
         will be  active  as PT2T from Ilha da Moela (SA-071) on 11-14 June.
         They plan to be QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15, 12 and 10  metres  SSB  with
         two stations, with a third station active on 6  and  2  metres. QSL
         via  PY2OP, direct  or bureau.  The  web  page  for  the  operation
         is at http://www.apre.com.br/moela [TNX PU2TJQ]
SV5    - Ralph, DL9MWG will be active holiday style from Rhodes (EU-001)  on
         3-17 May. He will operate mainly CW on the HF bands. QSl  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX DXNL]
T7     - I4UFH, I4YSS,  IK2NCJ,  IK4UPB,  IW2MJQ,  IZ4DPV  and  IZ4EFN  will
         operate from  T70A,  the  club  station  of  the  Republic  of  San
         Marino's IARU Society, on 1-3 May. This will include  an  entry  in
         the ARI International DX Contest. Look for them on 10, 15, 20,  40,
         80 and 160 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via qrz.com
UA     - A number of UE80 callsigns will be aired from Omsk until 31 May  to
         celebrate  the  80th  anniversary  of  the  local  airport:  UE80MB
         (UA9MBQ), UE80MC (UA9MC), UE80MD (UA9MD),  UE80ME  (RW9MC),  UE80MK
         (RA9MKL), UE80MO  (UA9MAX),  UE80MP  (RU9MP),  UE80MT  (RA9MC)  and
         UE80NS (UA9NS). QSL via home calls.  Information  on  the  relevant
         award can  be  found  at  http://www.dxawards.com/inet2009.htm#OMSK
         [TNX RA9MC]
W      - Bill, WD2E and Sofia, AI4KQ will be active as WD2E/4 from  the  Dry
         Tortugas Islands (NA-079) on 8-14 May.  QSL  via  WD2E,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
YS     - Nigel/G3TXF, Bob/MD0CCE and Michael/G7VJR will  be  active  on  all
         bands, 160m included, as YS1G from El Salvador on 16-23  May.  They
         will be joined by Mario, YS1MAE who will do  some  SSB,  while  all
         other activity will be CW. QSL via G3TXF. The log will be  uploaded
         to LoTW. [TNX G7VJR]
ZD8    - Karol, G0UNU will be  active  in  his  spare  time  as  ZD8KR  from
         Ascension Island (AF-003) on 4-11 May. He plans to operate  CW  and
         SSB mainly on 20  metres  (14010  and  14150  kHz),  with  possible
         activities on 30 and 40 metres. QSL via G0UNU, direct or bureau.

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

8P6DR ---> Richard, G3RWL made  about  3,000  QSOs  during  his  2-23  April
activity from Barbados. He says he had a computer failure "and the last  800
QSOs were made with hand-keying and a paper log". All but about 10  CW  QSOs
from the computer are OK on his backup, but all his RTTY QSOs are  still  on
the computer with no backup. QSL requests will not be confirmed until  after
Richard has investigated (and hopefully fixed) the problem. [TNX G3RWL]

Dumpleton, 2E0NCG is the winner of the Radio Arcala  Essay  Contest  [425DXN
929].   You    can    read    Mark's    piece    and    his    interview  at
http://www.radioarcala.com (click on the "Young People Terms" button).

ANARTS RTTY CONTEST ---> The last running of  the  ANARTS  WW  RTTY  Contest
will be held on 13-14 June (rules at http://www.anarts.com.au/rules2009.htm)
and for this year only the contest  will  be managed by John Barber, GW4SKA,
the  BARTG  Contest  Manager.  From 2010 the  BARTG HF RTTY Contest  will be
moved from March to the second weekend in June. [TNX F5NQL]

ANTARCTICA ---> Bob, K4MZU, Antarctic chaser and QSL manager for several  US
Antarctic stations,  has  set  up  an  interesting  website  (www.k4mzu.net)
featuring QSL galleries and an Antarctic Hams & Bases album. The site is  in
the  beginning  stages,  and  an  Antarctic  DX   Chasers    page  is  under
construction.  Anyone  having  photos  of  US  amateur  radio  operators  in
Antarctica is encouraged to  send  them  to  Bob  (oldbibles@aol.com).  [TNX

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
S04R    Western Sahara      2009 Operation
E51QQQ  North Cook Islands  2009 Operations
If you have had any QSLs rejected in a recent DXCC submission,  please  send
an e-mail to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the  list  for  an  update.  [TNX

L33M ---> This is Dan's, LU3MAM recently issued contest  callsign.  QSL  via
LU1MA (Radio Club Cuyo, P.O. Box 232, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina). [TNX LU3MAM]

MM0RAI/P  --->  The  Belgian  IOTA    DXpedition    to    Rockall   (EU-189,
www.rockall.be)  [425DXN  935]  has  been  cancelled.  The   team   departed
Stornoway on 27 April with flat seas, but two days later, when they  reached
the island, the waves were too high for them  to  attempt  a  landing.  "The
weather is worsening by the hour and the weather  forecast  for  the  coming
days does not give any hope", Theo (ON4ATW) said.

PIRATE ---> Pasquale, IW0HEX is  receiving  cards  for  contacts  made  with
5Z4/IW0HEX (30m CW) in August  2008.  Please  note  that  his  callsign  was
pirated, as he never operated from Kenya. [TNX IW0HEX]

TI7KK ---> On-line logs and two photo galleries for the  recent  TI7KK  IOTA
activity from Isla San Jose, Murcielago Islands (NA-191) are  now  available
on the expedition's website (http://www.ti7.info/). The team made 7757  QSOs
(4990 CW, 2483 SSB, 284 RTTY) between  17  and  21  April.  QSL  via  DK6AO,
direct or bureau.

UN2C ---> One of our readers is looking for a reliable QSL route  for  UN2C:
I "have sent two times to Box 121  (all  DX  lists)",  he  says,  "but  both
returned as undeliverable". Is there anybody who can help?

TOP LISTS ---> The latest Topband, Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
available at  http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.  Please  note
that QSOs confirmed through LoTW or included in on-line  logs  are  eligible
for listing. Send send your scores, as  well  as  any  request  for  further
information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@fastwebnet.it)

V63TO ---> A few images of V63TO from Kapingamarangi Atoll (OC-167)  can  be
found at http://dx-hamspirit.com/. Mike (KM9D) and Jan (KF4TUG) were  active
from there on 5-15 March, with additional QSOs made on 4 April using  a  QRP
transmitter and  a  newly  constructed  antenna  for  17  metres.  They  are
currently  in  Honiara  (OC-047),  Solomon  Islands,  where  they  hold  the
callsigns H44MY and H44TO.

WPX-CT AWARD ---> It is available to either licenced amateurs and  SWLs  for
contacts made  with  different  callsign  prefixes  allocated  to  Portugal,
including Madeira and the Azores.  Complete  information  can  be  found  at
http://www.geocities.com/ct1bww [TNX CT1BWW]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2NB, 3D2RX, 3V8BB, 4L5O,  5B8AD,
5D0IPY, 5H1DF, 5N/LZ1QK, 5N0EVR, 6Y1LZ, 7Z1SJ, 8P9NX, 8Q7AK, 9H4CM,  9M6XRO,
A41MX, A43DLH, A61Q, A71BX/NDQ,  A71CT,  A71EM/NDQ,  A92GR,  AH0F/KH2,  C4N,
C6AGU, CG2I (NA-128), CN2R, CN89NY,  CN8YE,  CO8LY,  CQ3T,  CX3CCC,  DS1REE,
DV5PO, E51COF  (OC-013),  E51KAJ  (OC-013),  E51QQQ  (OC-014),  E70T,  E7DX,
FW5RE,  G4GIR/KH9,  H44MS,  H6VA,  HD2A,  HH4/AF4Z,  HI3/N3SY,   HK0/EA7HEJ,
HL1VAU/4 (AS-060), HR1AAB, HV5PUL, HZ1EA, J79WR,  J7N,  J88XF,  JA1XGI/VK9X,
NP4A, OA4O, OA4TT, OY9JD, P29IO, P40W, PJ2T, PJ4/K8GG,  RO9O,  S79MV,  SN3R,
SU1KM, SV5/SM8C, SV9/DJ7RJ, SV9/HA6OI, T27A, T27OU, T32YY, T88WW,  TF/G3SXW,
TF3CW, TF3GC, TG9AHM, TG9NX,  TI8II,  TJ3SL,  TM7C  (EU-064),  TN5SN,  TO4X,
V31YN/p (NA-180), V63WW, V6P,  V73M,  V7XX,  V85NL,  VK3IO,  VK9AA,  VK9CNC,
VK9DWX,  VP2E,  VP2EC,  VP2V/SP3IPB,  VP5/W5CW,   VP8KF,    VQ9JC,   VU2PAI,
VU4AN/VU3RWP, W3A, XF3PAS  (NA-090),  XR3P,  XR5L  (SA-070),  XU7ACY,  XW1B,


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