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16 May 2009                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 941
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4J     - The Federation of Radio  Sports  of  Azerbaijan  is  organizing  an
         expedition to Nagorno Karabakh from 28 May  to  1  June.  The  team
         will operate as 4K3K and 4J0K, including activity during the CQ  WW
         WPX CW Contest. QSL for both calls via RW6HS. [TNX 4J5T]
5B     - John/5B4AIS, Paul/DH9VA, Stelios/SV1AAU, John/SV1GE,  Chris/SV2DGH,
         Takis/SV2FWV and Sakis/SV2HNC will be active as  C4SV  from  Cyprus
         (AS-004) on 23-29 May. They plan to be QRV on all  bands  SSB,  CW,
         RTTY. QSL via SV2DGH. [TNX SV2DGH]
DL     - Thomas, DH1TS will be active as DH1TS/p from Amrum Island  (EU-042)
         on  20-28  May.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau   preferred.    [TNX
E7     - The Akademski Radio Klub (E74EBL) will operate special  event  call
         E709WRC on 17-24 May for the World Rafting Championship to be  held
         in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. QSL via E77E. [TNX E77E]
EI     - Stan, EI6DX (UA1OUT) will be active as EJ6DX from  Inis  Mor,  Aran
         Islands (EU-006) on 22-24 May and again  from  29  May  to  1  June
         (including an entry in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest on 40 metres).  QSL
         via  RX3RC,  direct  or  bureau.  Updates  will  be  available   at
         www.ei6dx.com [TNX EI6DX]
F      - A few special event stations are or  will  be  active  from  French
         department 59 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth  of
         radioactivity pioneer  and  Nobel  laureate  Pierre  Curie:  TM6RPC
         (until 22 May, QSL via  F8KOT),  TM8RPC  (until  24  May,  QSL  via
         F6KTN), TM2RPC (23 May-5 June, QSL via  F6BDM),  TM5RPC  (25  May-8
         June, QSL via F8KGS). [TNX F8REF]
FO    -  Les (SP3DOI), Jan (SP3CYY), Wojciech (SP9PT), Jozef (SP9-31029) and
         Michel/FO5QB will be active from the Austral and Marquesas  Islands
         between late September and late October:
         29/09-12/10  TX5SPA (requested call)  Tubuai (OC-152), Austral Isls
         16/10-22/10  TX5SPM (requested call)  Marquesas Isls (OC-027)
         They  will have three stations and will operate CW, SSB,  RTTY  and
         Possibly PSK31 on 160-10 metres, with an emphasis on working Europe
         on  the low bands. QSL for both calls via  SP9PT.  The web site for
         the expedition is at http://fo2009sp.pl [TNX SP9PT]
FR/G   - The long-awaited DXpedition to Glorioso (AF-011)  is  now  expected
         to take place in July.  Three  or  four  military  radio  amateurs,
         along with two film-makers from the Defence Press Service, will  be
         on the island on 9-28  July.  The  team  (including  F5PRU,  F5IRO,
         F5TLN, and  maybe  F4EGS  or  F5RQQ)  will  be  active  with  three
         stations on 160-6 metres on as many modes as possible. Callsign  to
         be announced, QSL via F5OGL. A log search  will  be  available  and
         updated on a  daily  basis  at  http://glorieuses2008.free.fr  [TNX
G      - John, M0XIG and Tony, 2E0SBS will  operate  special  event  station
         GB2CT on 21-23 May from  the  site  of  the  optical  telegraph  at
         Chalton, Hampshire (England). The  Chalton  Shutter  Telegraph  was
         one of a number that operated  as  a  communication  link  for  the
         British Admiralty between  London  and  Plymouth.  QSL  via  M0XIG,
         direct or bureau.
G      - Promoting  geological  heritage  to  the  general  public,  special
         station GB6GEO will be  on  the  air  on  23-24  May  from  "Kent's
         Cavern", England's oldest "home" situated in  the  English  Riviera
         Torbay). QSL via G3VOF. Details on  this  event,  as  well  on  the
         relevant certificate, can be found at qrz.com  under  GB6GEO.  [TNX
GJ     - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG are active as MJ/homecall  from  Jersey
         (EU-013) until 27 May. They will operate RTTY, PSK and SSB on  80-6
         metres. QSLs via DL7AFS, bureau  preferred.  Their  website  is  at
         http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs [TNX DXNL]
HB0    - Tina, DL5YL and Fred, DL5YM will be  active  as  HB0/homecall  from
         Liechtenstein from 20 June to 2 July.  They  will  operate  holiday
         style on the HF bands mainly CW, possibly with some RTTY.  QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX DL5YM]
HV     - A group of operators from ARI Saronno (namely I2OGV, I2RFJ,  I2ZBX,
         IK2DJV and IZ2LSC) will be active from HV5PUL,  the  amateur  radio
         station at the Pontifical Lateran University (Vatican City), on  1,
         3 and 4 June. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on  the  HF  bands
         and 6 metres. QSL to HV5PUL (see qrz.com). [TNX IW0DJB]
I      - IW2MZX, IZ2AJE, IZ2GLU and IZ2GMT  will  be  active  as  IF9E  from
         Levanzo Island (EU-054, IIA TP-009) on  21-24  May.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 10, 15, 20, 40  and  80  metres.
         QSL via IZ2GLU, direct and bureau. [TNX IZ2GMT]
I      - Special callsign II6AN will be aired from 27  May  to  10  June  to
         celebrate the 60th anniversary of ARI Ancona.  Expect  activity  on
         the HF, VHF, UFH and SHF bands SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL  via
         IK6VXO. [TNX I6GFX]
J6     - John, W5JON will be active on 160-6 metres as J68JA from St.  Lucia
         (NA-108) on 20-30 October, including a SOAB entry in the CQ  WW  DX
         SSB Contest. QSL via W5JON. [TNX W5JON].
KL     - Don, N6IC will be active as N6IC/KL7 from Douglas  Island  (NA-041)
         during a family visit  on  21-30  May.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
OH0    - DJ7JC, DJ9IE, DK3QZ, DL1EKC and PA0R will be active as OH0/homecall
         (QSL  via  home calls,  direct or bureau)  from  the  Aland Islands
         (EU-002) from 24 May to 3 June, including an entry in the CQ WW WPX
         CW  Contest  as  OH0EC (QSL via DL1EKC, direct or bureau). Look for
         them on 30, 17 and 12 metres CW outside the WPX event. [TNX DL1EKC]
ON     - Kurt,  ON4CB  and  Francois,  ON4LO  will  be  active  from   Lillo
         lighthouse (ARLHS BEL-028) on 23-24 May. They plan to  operate  SSB
         on 20, 40 and 80 metres. QSL via bureau. [TNX ON4LO]
OZ     - Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active as OZ/homecall from  Lango
         Island, off Langeland Island (EU-172) from 25  July  to  1  August,
         IOTA Contest included. They will operate SSB and digital  modes  on
         10-160 metres, with some activity on the VHF bands.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX PA1H]
SV     - Michael,  DF3IS  will  be  active  as  J48IS  from  Thassos  Island
         (EU-174) on 19-25 May. QSL via home call, bureau  or  direct.  [TNX
SV     - The White Tower DX Team (www.whitetowerdxt.com) will be  active  as
         SY2WT from Posidhion  Lighthouse  (ARLHS  GRE-111)  on  22-31  May,
         including an entry in the CQ WW WPX CW  Contest.  QSL  via  SV2FPU,
         direct or bureau. [TNX SV2FPU]
SV5    - Darren, G0TSM will be active holiday style as  SV5/G0TSM  from  Kos
         Island (EU-001) from 20 May to 3 June. He will focus on  6  and  12
         metres (SSB and CW), running 100 watts to a 3-element yagi  for  6m
         and a quad loop for 12m. QSL via home call. [TNX G0TSM]
TA     - TA0U, TA1FR, TA1HZ, TA2DJ,  TA2JN  and  TA2RX  will  be  active  as
         TC2009UC on 16-20 May. The special callsign  celebrates  the  final
         match of the 2008-09 UEFA Cup football (soccer)  tournament  to  be
         played in Instanbul on 20 May. QSL via TA1HZ. [TNX TA1HZ]
TA     - Special  callsign  TC2ATAM  will  be  activated  on  17-19  May  to
         commemorate  the  90th  anniversary  of  Mustafa  Kemal   Ataturk's
         arrival  to  Samsun,  the  city  where  he  initiated  the  War  of
         Independence. Main activity  will  be  on  20-40  metres.  QSL  via
         TA1KB. [TNX TA1HZ]
TA     - Ondra (OK1CDJ),  Frantisek (OK1DF),  Zdenek (OK1FIA), Pavel (OK1MU)
         and Slavek (OK1TN) will be active as TC098A from  Kara Ada (AS-098)
         on 17-22 May. They will operate  SSB  and  CW  on 10-40 metres, and
         possibly via ES on the VHF bands. They plan to be on  the  air  for
         about 16-18 hours a day with two stations. QSL  via  OK2GZ,  direct
         or    bureau.    Further    information    can    be    found    at
         http://www.okdxf.eu/expedice/tc098a/en/ [TNX OK1MU]
TK     - Eva, HA3FRE and Tomi, HA4DX will  be  active  as  TK/homecall  from
         Ersa, Corsica (EU-014) on 16-23 May. They plan  to  operate  mainly
         on 30 and 40 metres CW during their evenings and  nights.  QSL  via
         home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
TK     - Enrico, I4GAD will be sailing in the TK waters between  17  and  23
         May. He hopes to be able to  operate  as  TK/I4GAD  from  the  main
         island  (EU-014)  and  either  the  Cerbicales  (EU-100)  and   the
         Sanguinaires (EU-104) islands. Activity will be  for  a  few  hours
         only, mainly CW. [TNX I4GAD]
TZ     - Ed/W0SD, Arliss/W7XU and possibly others will be  active  as  TZ6EI
         from Mali from 26 June to 5 July. Their primary  focus  will  be  6
         metres on 50103 kHz, with some HF operation planned for late  night
         non-Sporadic E hours. "Please  just  send  us  your  RST/RS  signal
         report", they say, "we do not need your grid square".  Due  to  the
         lack of an internet connection no on-line  logs  are  planned.  QSL
         via W7XU. [TNX W0SD]
UR     - Crisna, IZ3GWJ says he will be active as  UT/IZ3GWJ  from Ternopil,
         Ukraine until 30 May. He plans to  concentrate  on  20,  10  and  6
         metres (locator KN29).
UR     - Special event station EM5UCC will be active on all bands and  modes
         on 20-25 May for the 19th Conference of the Ukrainian Contest  Club
         that will be held in Kiev. QSL via UY5ZZ. [TNX UY5ZZ]
V3     - Terry, W6WTG (V31UR)  and  Sharon,  N2OWL  (V31WL)  have  postponed
         their July trip to Caye Caulker  [425DXN  915].  New  dates  to  be
VE     - Dick/VE1AI,  Frank/VE1FHW,  Ella/VE1PEI,  Scott/VE1QD,  Gary/VE1RGB
         and Ken/VY2RU will  be  active  from  Brier  Island  (NA-127,  CIsA
         NS-011) on 22-25 May. [TNX VY2RU]
VK9N   - A group of operators from the Hellenic  Amateur  Radio  Association
         of Australia will be active as VK9AAA from Norfolk Island  (OC-005)
         on 22-29 July, IOTA Contest included. They plan to be  active  with
         multiple stations on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via  W3HNK.
         Further information  can  be  found  at  http://vk9aaa.blogspot.com
         [TNX NG3K]
YB     - YB7IM and others will be active as YE7M from Payung Payungan,  Laut
         Kecil Islands (OC-268) on 22-24  May.  They  plan  to  operate  SSB
         (7080, 14260, 18150, 21260 and 28360  kHz)  and  CW  (7023,  14040,
         18098, 21040 and 28040 kHz). QSL via YB7KNV.

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Steve,  9M6DXX  (G4JVG)  will  operate  as  FK/G4JVG  from
Noumea  (OC-032)  from  22 May  until 3 June,  and as G4JVG/VK4  from  North
Stradbroke  Island  (OC-137)  on  7-9 June.  Both operations will be holiday
style  while  celebrating  his  25th wedding  anniversary  with Eva, 9M6EVA.
Activity will be SSB only, using 100 watts to 'fishing rod' verticals on 40,
20,  17  and  perhaps  15 metres.  QSL both  operations via M0URX, direct or
bureau. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX 9M6DXX]

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

CQ HALLS OF FAME ---> The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame was  established  in
January 2001 to  recognize  individuals  -  radio  amateurs  or  not  -  who
significantly affected the  course  of  Amateur  Radio,  as  well  as  radio
amateurs who have made significant contributions either  to  amateur  radio,
to their professional careers or  to  some  other  aspect  of  life  on  our
planet. This year's inductees are:
Bill Baker, W1BKR                   Jack Kilby
Loy Barton                          Alois Krischke, DJ0TR
Frank Bauer, KA3HDO                 Walt Maxwell,W2DU
William Bridges, W6FA               Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, K4IC (SK)
Fernando Fernandez Martin, EA8AK    Wilse Morgan, WX7P
George Floyd, WA4DGA (SK)           Ron Parise, WA4SIR (SK)
Eric Haseltine, AB3DI               Clay Whitehead, W6WW (SK)
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH
The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in  1986  to  recognize  Amateur
Radio operators who  have  made  major  contributions  to  contesting.  This
year's inductee is the Rev. Paul Bittner, W0AIH.
The  CQ  DX  Hall  of  Fame  was  established  in  1967  to  recognize major
contributions by DXers. This year's inductees  are  Neville  Cheadle,  G3NUG
and Tom Harrell, N4XP.

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC  credit:
J20SE    Djibouti   2009 Operation
A52DT    Bhutan     2009 Operation

QSL 8P6DR ---> Richard, G3RWL says that all logs  have  now  been  recovered
[425DXN 939] and all outstanding QSL requests have been answered.

QSL 9V1YC ---> The QSL route is via N5ID, but serious health  problems  have
prevented Joe from responding to QSL requests for several months now.  Randy
Becnel,  W5UE  is  "temporarily  taking  over  answering  Joe's  backlog  of
requests", starting with direct cards for 9V1YC (bureau  cards  will  follow
as time allows). Once he has the blank cards, he will also answer  N1YC/VK9X
and 9V9HQ requests. [TNX Xthe Daily DX]

WRTC ---> Next year's World Radiosport Team  Championship,  to  be  held  in
Russia on 8-12  July,  will  be  for  the  first  time  a  Field  Day  style
competition. The 50 teams will be scattered on  a  wide  area  in  the  open
country  to  the  south  of  Moscow.  The  website  for  the   event  is  at


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8MM, 3C0M, 3V8BB,  4K0CW,  4K9W,
4L1FP, 4L6QC, 4S7FMG, 4U1UN, 5H1DF,  5N0EVR,  5T5JA,  5U7JB,  5V7BR,  5W0DP,
5X1NH, 7Q7LA, 7Z1HL, 7Z1SJ,  8P5A,  8P9KA,  9J2CA,  9J2YO,  9K2/SP4R,  9L0W,
(OC-065), H44MS (OC-047), H7/K9NW, HC1MD, HC8N,  HH4/AF4Z,  HI3/N3SY,  HI3A,
KG4GY, KH2/JF2CRP, KH6/K9FD, KL7J, KL7Y, KP2/K3CT, LM9K75Y, N2OB/150,  OA4O,
OH0R, OM8A, OX/G3TXF, OX2A, OX5AA, OY9JD,  P29VCX,  P40K,  P40TA,  PJ2/N4QQ,
T32BE, T77C, T88NF, T88WW, T8CW, TF3CW, TF4M, TS7C (AF-073),  TY5ZR,  UK9AA,
UN7QX, V26G, V31FB, V31WA, V63WW,  V73M,  V88HTL  (OC-088),  V8AQM,  VK9DWX,


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