425 DX News issue #940

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09 May 2009                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 940
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5B     - Jan, OZ1IIL will be active as 5B/OZ1IIL  from  Cyprus  (AS-004)  on
         9-16 May. On 10 May, starting around 10 UTC, he will  operate  from
         the  lighthouse  at  Paphos  Point  (ARLHS  CYP-005).  Updates   on
         activity from other lighthouses will  be  posted  at  www.oz7aei.dk
         [TNX OZ7AEI]
GD     - GB5LB is a special event station on the Isle of  Man  (EU-116),  to
         promote awareness of the activities of the Royal National  Lifeboat
         Institute. Look for activity on 10 May, 4 June, 4  July,  12  July,
         26 July. QSL direct to Port St Mary Lifeboat, The Boat House,  Lime
         Street, Port St Mary, Isle of Man IM9 5EF, UK. [TNX VA3RJ]
GM     - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the  Scottish  Parliament,  the
         Cockenzie    &    Port    Seton    Amateur        Radio        Club
         (http://www.cpsarc.com/news.php)  will  be  running  special  event
         station GB10SP on 16-17 May. Operations will take  place  from  the
         Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, between 9 and  17  each
         day. QSL via GM4UYZ.
JA     - Ten special  event  stations  (8J040M-8J940M)  from  each  callsign
         district of Japan will be active between 16  May  and  20  July  to
         celebrate the expansion of  the  7  MHz  band  in  Japan.  QSL  all
         stations via the JARL bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
LZ     - Special event station LZ50BNT will be operated until 31 December to
         celebrate  the  50th  anniversary  of  the    Bulgarian    National
         Television, the national public television service of the  Republic
         of Bulgaria. QSL via LZ1HA, direct or bureau. [TNX LZ1HA]
OH     - Special callsign OF5POPOV will be  aired  on  14 May to commemorate
         Russian physicist and radio pioneer Aleksandr  S.  Popov.  QSL  via
         OH5VX. [TNX OH5FFT]
ON     - 9 May is Europe Day, and the European  Institutions  are open to the
         public  to  show  their activity  and celebrate the project  of  the
         European  integration.  Look  for  OR5EU, the European Union Amateur
         Radio  Club  in  Brussels, to participate in the celebrations and be
         active  on  40-10  metres SSB  and  digital  modes. QSL  via the UBA
         bureau. [TNX ON8VM]
PY     - A number of Brazilian special contest callsigns are expected to  be
         QRV during the Manchester Mineira All America  (MMAA)  CW  Contest,
         which will be held on 16-17 May [425DXN 935]:  PP4W  (PY4PW),  PQ4F
         (PY4FQ), PQ8W (PY2WAS, from the rarest Amapa State), PR5W  (PY5FB),
         PT5J (PP5KR group), PT5M (PY5MJ), PW1W (PY1WW), PW2B (PY2HL),  PW2P
         (PY2XAT), PX8XL (PY8MGB), ZW1V (PY1VHF),  ZW3F  (PY3VK)  and  ZW4KL
         (PY4KL group). This year's event is still  for  stations  in  South
         and North America, in 2010 it will be world wide. [TNX PY4WAS]
S2     - Ramon, DU1UGZ did operate as S21UGZ [425DXN 937] on 2  and  3  May,
         before being issued (on 6 May) another callsign, S21XR. He  expects
         to remain in Bangladesh until 20 June, and to be QRV in  his  spare
         time. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - A team of eight operators will be active as 7S6W  from  IOTA  group
         EU-043 on 14-17 May. They plan to operate on 80-2 metres with  four
         stations. QSL for this activity via SM6WET, direct or bureau.  [TNX
SP     - The amateur radio club of QTC, the Polish Radio  Amateurs'  journal
         (SP4KDX), will be active as HF59ED on 8-15 May to celebrate  Europe
         Day and the 59th anniversary of the European Union. QSL via  SP2FAP
         and eQSL.cc [TNX SP2FAP]
SP     - Special event station 3Z11EQSLCC will be  active  on  9-12  May  to
         celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Electronic QSL  Card  Centre.
         QSL via SP2FAP (and eQSL.cc, of course). [TNX SP2FAP]
UA     - A large number of Russian stations using special prefix  RP  (where
         the letter P stands for  "pobeda",  i.e.  "victory")  will  be  QRV
         until 10 May to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the end of  World
         War II. Expect many of them to  be  active  during  the  53rd  CQ-M
         International DX  Contest,  to  be  held  on  9-10  May  (rules  at
ZK2    - Chris, ZL1CT (GM3WOJ) is confirmed to be active as ZK2V  from  Niue
         [425DXN 923] next week. If the weather cooperates, he will land  on
         Saturday afternoon (16 May),  which  is  early  Sunday  UTC.  Chris
         plans to be QRV until 7 UTC on 19 June. His expedition aims  to  to
         give as many stations as possibile their first  QSO  with  ZK2.  To
         maximise QSOs, he will concentrate on CW and SSB on 80, 40, 30,  20
         and 17 metres. Further information and log search can be  found  at
         http://www.zk2v.com. Chris has been  told  he  will  have  Internet
         access from his QTH. If so, his plans are to upload  logs  to  LoTW
         on a daily or every other  day  basis.  QSL  via  N3SL,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX N3SL]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (April 2009) is now available  at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles and  pictures  should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA.

EUROPEAN CASTLES DAY ---> The eighth edition of  the  European  Castles  Day
will be held on 17 May between 6 and 16 UTC. Several stations  are  expected
to  operate  from  fortresses  and  castles  in  France,  Belarus,  Belgium,
Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Portugal,  United  Kingdom  and  Switzerland.
Information on the event can be found on Jean-Pierre's (F6FNA) web  site  at

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards  on  Les  Nouvelles  DX's
web site has been updated. Twelve different galleries include cards for  The
ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (302 QSLs), the 58 deleted DXCC entities  (950
QSLs), obsolete prefixes (2578 QSLs), stations from  Magrebh  from  1947  to
1962 (308 QSLs), Antarctic bases (744 QSLs) &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and
Antarctiques Francaises, 246 QSLs), the various French DXCC island  Entities
in the Pacific Ocean (248 QSLs) &  the  Indian  Ocean  (95  QSLs),  pre-1945
countries (595 QSLs), French Departments (527 QSLs) and USA (50 QSLs),  plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by  DXCC  (106  QSLs).  Several  cards  are
still  needed  and  your  participation  is  encouraged   -    please  visit
http://LesNouvellesdx.fr and send your  comments  to  lesnouvellesdx@free.fr

QSL 4X0WFF ---> The QSL route is via 4X4JU for direct requests only.  Bureau
cards will be sent automatically via Global QSL (http://www.globalqsl.com/).

QSL 5H3RK ---> Ralph (C93Q, Z21HS, 9J2RK, SM0LRK, VK4VB) will be  going  QRT
from Tanzania in late May. Effective immediately, QSL cards  should  not  be
mailed to Ralph's address in the US any  longer,  but  to  Australia:  Ralph
Karhammar, 6 Sevenoaks Street, Taringa 4068, Australia. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL TA7KI ---> The QSL  route  for  contacts  made  during  the  recent  ARI
International DX Contest (2-3 May) is  via  TA3YJ,  direct  or  bureau.  The
operator   was    TA3J/7,    whose    log    search    can    be   found  at
http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.html [TNX TA3YJ]

UN2C ---> Vlad, UN6T says that Nick, UN2C  no  longer  uses  P.O.  Box  121,
which has been closed for some time  now.  Cards  should  be  sent  via  the
bureau. Those who cannot wait or have no access to the bureau  system  might
want to contact Vlad and see if he can help.

+ SILENT KEYS + CQ DX Hall of Famer Albert  "Lee"  Bergren,  W0AR  (ex-W9AIW
and W0AIW) passed away on  1  May  at  93  years  of  age.  "An  electronics
engineer, author, designer and advisor with special accomplishments  in  the
field of antenna and radio amplifier design", ARRL  says,  "Bergren  led  or
participated in many of the first Amateur Radio DXpeditions".
Other recently reported Silent Keys include  David  L.  Vest  (KZ4G),  Paulo
Reboucas Da Silva (PY6PRS),  Nikolaj  V.  Goldinov  (RW3QI),  Sandy  Donahue
(W4RU), Glenn Eisley (W6NDR) and Marion J. Henson (W6NKR).

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
2D0WMG/p    2E0WMG      EV8DP       UA3FDX      RP3YGA      RV3YR
3A2CWG      3A2LF       EX/DM3VL    DM3VL       RP3YVF      RA3YC
3A2XO       pirate      EX7MA       IK2QPR      RP4AWR      RZ4AR
3D2AD       YT1AD       FM1HN       NI5DX       RP4DTA      RK4CYW
3D2ZW       OK2ZAW      GB0GMD      MW6VHF      RP4H        RW4HB
3V8SF       IZ8CCW      GB100BP     GW0ANA      RP4HRT      RZ4HXM
3Z0LH       SP1TMN      GB100FAA    G4ZMP       RP64PR      RA3ATX
4K51V       UA3FDX      GB6MD       GM4FDM      RP64X       UA9XC
4L6QC       LZ1OT       GB8GM       M0DOL       RP6AMZ      RX6AM
4M5M        W4SO        HC2A        EA5KB       RP6YW       UA6YW
4O6T        PB2T        HC2AQ       EA5KB       RP9J        RV9JD
4U1UN       HB9BOU      HF10GZB     SP8ZBX      RP9LL       RW9LL
4X0WFF      4X4JU       HF15PB      SP9YGD      RP9M        RA9MC
4Z5J        W0MM        HK1NK       EA5KB       RP9OMP      RZ9OJ
5C5W        EA5XX       HK1X        EA7FTR      RP9Q        UA9QCQ
5F1ROM      EA7FTR      HL9A        WX8C        RP9QA       RW9QA
5R8FL       G3SWH       HP1RIS      EA5KB       RP9SBR      RA9SBR
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HS0ZEA      OE2REL      RP9XG       UA9XOM
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       RP9XKF      RA9XF
5V7BR       F2VX        HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      RP9YAF      RU9YF
6M0W/5      HL5BMX      ID9N        IZ0GKN      S21B        KX7YT
8Q7DV       UA9CLB      II0DIVA     IQ0RM       S21UGZ      DU1UGZ
8Q7SV       SV1JG       II2ERBA     IQ2ER       SD3N        SM3NXS
9A0CI       DE0MST      II4CRI      IZ1JKW      SN0DO       SQ2CFL
9A430KA     9A6Z        II5W        IZ5DKG      SN0PSP      SP9PNS
9G5SW       DC8XL       IL3T        IQ3SD       SN7OSP      SP7PKI
9H3KJ       W0MM        IY7GM       IZ7AUH      SN80TPRO    SP9PKZ
9J2BO       G3TEV       J28JA       F5JFU       SP1933ANH   SP5PSL
9J2FM       JA4ATV      JD1BLK      JM1LJS      SV0XBM/9    W3HNK
9J2YO       YO4ATW      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      T30M        YT1AD
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      T80K        JN3JBC
A35KL       W6ZL        JD1BMT      JE4SMQ      T88YK       JN1WTK
A35RK/p     W7TSQ       JI1LET/JD1  JI1LET      TA3J/7      TA3YJ
A52DT       JA1DOT      KH0UA       JF1UCV      TF/4Z5KJ    W0MM
A61C        W4JS        L21D        LU7DSY      TF3CW       LX1NO
A61E        EB7DX       LM9K75Y     LA9K        TF3ZA       KT6YL
A65BD       G5LP        LY1000A     LY5A        TI3/WA7UZO  AI4U
A65BE       G3XHZ       LZ18HR      LZ1YE       TI6/K9KEJ   EB7DX
A65BM       W4JS        LZ2009KM    LZ1PJ       TJ3SL       F5PSA
AL7DB       NI5DX       LZ24MAY     LZ1KZX      TM5ACS      F4CVA
AX0BP       VK2CA       MS0TJT/p    GM4ZNC      TM5EL       F6KHI
BW9/DL2JRM  DL2JRM      OA4TT       N6XQ        TM6KBK      F6GCP
BX2AAL      NI5DX       OE100M      OE1WHC      TN5SN       IZ1BZV
C31CT       EA3QS       OL25LP      OK2FB       TP60CE      F5LGF
CE1TT       EA5KB       OL77AL      OK1AL       TR8CA       F6CBC
CO6CAC      EA5KB       ON100PES    ON4TRC      UE1RFF/3    UA1RJ
CO6WD       W0SA        ON769MS     ON6MS       UE80MB      UA9MBQ
CQ5CQK      CT1CQK      OX3XR       OZ3PZ       UE80MC      UA9MC
CS7FTD      CT2FTD      PE25KP      PE2KP       UE80MD      UA9MD
CU3HQ       EA3GHZ      PJ7MF       IZ1MHY      UE80ME      RW9MC
CW1GM       CX2ABC      PT1R        PY1NB       UE80MO      UA9MAX
D80Y        6K5YPD      R3ARS/3     RA3AKF      UE80MT      RA9MC
DL0YLQ      DK2YL       R75AH       RK3AWH      UE80NS      UA9NS
DM50PSF     DL5JAN      R7M         R3AWA       UE9CAP      RK9CYA
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      RP1A        RD1AW       UE9FDR      RA9FDR
DR775TMG    DJ8QP       RP1AL       UA1CEI      UN5J        W3HNK
DU1/KI6TIU  JA1PBV      RP1CC       RV1CC       UN8LYA      UA9AB
DX1J        JA1HGY      RP1F        UA2FFX/1    UR6LFF/p    US4LGW
EG1SPA      EA1EG       RP1OS       UA1OAM      VK2IA       DL8YR
EG2OO       EC2AMN      RP1VIC      RV2FW/1     VK6XRM      G3KOJ
EG4DCM      EA4CT       RP1ZZ       UA1ZZ       W3D         N3ME
EG4MAD      EA4RCU      RP3ABB      RA3BB       WH6R        AI4U
EG7SCC      EA7URC      RP3AF       UA3DX       XU7XXX      KC0W
EI6DX       RX3RC       RP3DY       RW3DY       XX9TET      EA3NT
EM5U/p      UT2UB       RP3EOD      RU3EJ       YI9TM       WT4M
EN500I      UT7IL       RP3GMW      RA3GJ       YJ0EM       YO8CYN
EO64JM      K2PF        RP3LPP      UA3LMR      YJ0KS       JA6REX
EO64L       UT2LY       RP3LPS      RZ3LA       YO4ATW      9J2YO
EO64MF      UR0MM       RP3QUP      RK3QWW      YP1WFF      YO7GNL
ER4DX       RA4LW       RP3RQ       RN3RQ       YV7ABC      EB7DX
ET3JA       OK3AA       RP3UNN      RK3UWA      ZD8KR       G0UNU
EV5V        UA3FDX      RP3V        RK3VWA      ZF2BI       K4BI
EV6ZK       UA3FDX      RP3XMV      UA3XAC      ZS3Y        SQ8X
EV8D        EW8CY       RP3YBL      RA3YBW      ZW8BBC      PS8DX

DE0MST   Manfred Stippschild, Sylvensteinstr. 9, D-83661, Lenggries, Germany
ET3BN    Peter Haferkorn, P.O. Box 150194, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
LU7DSY   Carlos A. Almiron, P.O. Box 709, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires,
OK2ZAW   Jan Sustr, Palachova 7/4, Zdar N.S. 59101, Czech Republic
PS8DX    Raimundo Jose Cunha Araujo Junior, Rua Cinegrafista Marques 1145,
         64049-510 Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
PY1NB    Felipe Ceglia, Estrada Nova 220, 25970-580 Teresopolis - RJ, Brazil
T70A     A.R.R.S.M. Radio Club, P.O. Box 77, 47890 San Marino, Republic of
         San Marino
W6ZL     David L. Lee, 1626 Warwick Lane, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
W7TSQ    Robert C. Preston, 809 Cary Rd, Edmonds, WA 98020, USA


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