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04 July 2009                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 948
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B7    - Rachid, 3B8FQ has received approval and will  be  active  as  3B7FQ
         from St. Brandon Island (AF-015) in August. This may  be  his  last
         visit to 3B7 for the next five years. It will be  a  working  trip,
         with time shared for maintenance  on  the  island's  meteorological
         equipment. He will depart Mauritius on 10 August  and  return  from
         St. Brandon on the 30th. Operation will be  SSB  and  CW  on  40-10
         metres. QSL via K5XK. [TNX K5XK]
3D2_cr - Conway Reef (OC-112) was activated for  the  first  time  in  April
         1989 by 3D2CR. Twenty years  after  that  event,  Hawa,  DK9KX  (ex
         3D2CR) will return to Ceva-I-Ra  along  with  six  other  operators
         (namely  Norbert/DJ7JC,  Jan/DJ8NK,    Dieter/DJ9ON,    Heye/DJ9RR,
         Hans/DL6JGN and Ron/PA3EWP). They plan to be active between  1  and
         10 October, depending on weather conditions, and  to  operate  SSB,
         CW, RTTY and PSK on 160-6 metres. The callsign  will  be  announced
         when the operation starts. QSL via DJ8NK, direct or bureau.  A  web
         page is under construction. [TNX DJ8NK]
3W     - In March 2008 XV3M (F6BUM) activated IOTA  group  AS-185,  but  was
         able to make only 577 QSOs under  difficult  circumstances  [425DXN
         886]. Those who did not work Jack will be given  a  new  chance  on
         10-18 April 2010, when Hans-Peter, HB9BXE  and  a  large  group  of
         operators from Switzerland, Germany and Vietnam will be  active  as
         3W6C from Con Co Island. Further information  is  expected  in  due
         course. For the time being,  please  visit  http://www.3w6c.qrv.ch/
         and consider supporting the project with a donation. [TNX HB9BXE]
4W     - Chris,  VK4FR  works   for  the  Australian  Armed  Forces  and  is
         currently stationed in Dili, East Timor (OC-148)  through  October.
         He operates SSB and digital modes as 4W6FR in his spare  time.  QSL
         via VK4FW. [TNX VK4FW]
8Q     - Pierre, HB9QQ is now active as 8Q7QQ from  the  Maldives  until  11
         July. He operates on 50183 kHz in JT65A mode (first period)  around
         moonrise and moonset in search of  Sporadic  E  and  EME  contacts.
         Other activities include 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via  mome  call.
         [TNX HB9PL]
9Y     - The Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society (TTARS) will  be  QRV
         during the IARU HF World Championship  (11-12  July),  probably  as
         9Y4HQ (callsign to be confirmed). IOTA  Chasers  please  note  that
         activity will take place  from  two  different  locations,  one  on
         Trinidad (SA-011) and the other on Tobago (SA-009). The station  on
         Tobago is most likely to operate on 40  and  80  metres.  [TNX  The
         Daily DX]
CT9    - Look for CT9/DB2TR, CT9/DK7TM, CT9/DL1CW, CT9/DL1SBF and  CT9/DL3ZH
         to operate SSB, CW and RTTY from Madeira (AF-014)  on  10-15  July,
         IARU HF World Championship included. QSL  via  home  calls,  bureau
         preferred. [TNX DL1SBF]
DL     - Harald, DF6BL will be  active  as  DF6BL/p  from  Langeness  Island
         (EU-042) on 6-13 July. QSL via home call,  bureau  preferred.  [TNX
DL     - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as  DL1AXX/p  from  Warder  Island
         (EU-128, O-32 for the German Island Award) on 11-18 July.  He  will
         operate CW only on 30, 40 and 80 metres. QSl via home call,  bureau
         preferred. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
DU     - Moj, PA3GZU  will  be  active  holiday  style  as  DU9/PA3GZU  from
         Mindanao Island (OC-130) from 6 July to  1  August.  QSL  via  home
         call, bureau preferred. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
EI     - Members of the Dalkey Island Contest Group  (namely  EI2CA,  EI5DI,
         EI6EW, EI7CC, EI7CD, EI8BP and EI8CE) will participate in the  IOTA
         Contest (25-26 July) as EJ1DD from Clare Island (EU-121).  QSL  via
         EI7CC. Before and after the contest, on 23-27 July,  look  for  the
         individual operators using EJ prefixes. [TNX EI7CC]
FT5G   - The much  anticipated  DXpedition  to  Glorioso  (FT5GA)  has  been
         postponed again, hopefully at the end of  August.  The  main  cause
         for this unexpected postponement is  a  stability  problem  of  the
         runway on Grande Glorieuse, which must be fixed in  early  July  in
         order to allow safe landings. However, the silver  lining  is  that
         two more operators (David, F8CRS and Bernard, F5LPY) will  be  able
         to join F4EGS, F5IRO, F5PRU, F5RQQ and F5TLN. They still expect  to
         remain on the island for  about  three  weeks,  and  to  have  four
         stations active 24/7 (three on the HF bands and one on  6  metres).
         [TNX F5NQL]
G      - The Wakefield & District Radio Society  will  be  active  as  GB1HI
         from Holy (Lindisfarne) Island (EU-120)  on  10-13  July.  QSL  via
HB0    - Alain, F5LMJ will be active as HB0/F5LMJ/p  from  Liechtenstein  on
         11-24 July. He plans to operate CW and  digital  modes  during  his
         evening and early morning hours. QSL via F5LMJ,  bureau  preferred.
         Alain will upload his log to LoTW. [TNX F5LMJ]
HK0_sa - The Daily DX reports that Dennis, 5J0BV  [425DXN 944] has  extended
         his stay and is now expected to remain active from San Andres until
         16 UTC on 6 July. QSL via K7BV.
I      - Andrea, IZ2LSC will be active  holiday  style  as  IH9/IZ2LSC  from
         Pantelleria Island (AF-018, IIA TP-001) on  20-31  July,  including
         an entry in the IOTA Contest.  He  will  operate  SSB  and  digital
         modes on 40-10 metres.  QSL  via  IZ2LSC  (bureau  only).  He  will
         upload    the    log    to    LoTW.    Andrea's    blog    is    at
         http://timpyblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/pantelleria-island.html  [TNX
JA     - Nine HQ stations representing JARL  will  be  active  from  various
         regions of Japan for the IARU HF World Championship (11-12 July):
         Call  Band/Mode            Location
         8N1HQ 15m-CW               Kimitsu City, Chiba
         8N1HQ 160m-CW, 10m-CW      Minato Ku, Tokyo
         8N1HQ 80m-Ph               Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa
         8N2HQ 10m-Ph               Nakatsugawa City, Gifu
         8N3HQ 15m-Ph               Nara City, Nara
         8N3HQ 40m-CW               Kobe City, Hyogo
         8N3HQ 20m-CW               Miki City, Hyogo
         8N4HQ 80m-CW, 40m-Ph       Okayama City, Okayama
         8N8HQ 20m-Ph               Iwamizawa City, Hokkaido
         Each  station may be heard on other bands in the  week  before  the
         contest. All QSOs will be  confirmed  automatically via the bureau.
         [TNX JA1BPA]
LX     - Once again  LX0HQ  will  represent  the  Luxembourg  Amateur  Radio
         Society (RL) in the IARU  HF  World  Championship.  There  will  be
         twenty operators for nine stations  from  Eschdorf  (QTH  of  LX7I,
         webcam at http://www.lx2a.com) and Esebuer (QTH of LX0RL). The  new
         QSL  route  is  via  LX2A.  Bureau  cards  can  be  requested    at
         lx0hqgrlx.lu and the log will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX LX2A]
OH     - Look for  UA1ANA,  RA1AGL  and  RV1AE  to  be  active  as  OH2DZ/p,
         OH/RA1AGL/p and OH/RV1AE/p from Reposaari Island  (EU-173)  on  3-6
         July. [TNX robinsons.ru]
S5     - Nineteen operators will  run  the  twelve  S50HQ  stations  (10-160
         metres CW and SSB) that will  represent  ZRS  during  the  IARU  HF
         World Championship (11-12 July). QSL via the Slovenian  QSL  bureau
         and LoTW. [TNX S50U]
SV    -  Alexandros/SV8CYR,  Vassilis/SV8CYV,   Ilias/SV8FMY  and  Giorgios/
         SV8IJZ will be active as SX8GR  from Samos Island (EU-049) for  the
         Aegean  VHF  Contest (4-5 July, rules at http://www.5-9report.gr/).
         They  will  operate  SSB and CW  on 6 and 2 metres, and on 40 and 80
         metres during their nights. QSL direct  to SV8FMY. [TNX SV8CYV]
SV     - Gabi, HA1YA will be active as J48YA from Zakynthos Island  (EU-052)
         on 8-21 July, and from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 25 August to  8
         September. He will operate on 6, 4 and 2 metres, as well as on  the
         HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX DL8EBW and MMMonVHF]
UA     - Alex, RA1QY plans to operate as RA1QY/1  from  several  islands  in
         Onega Bay, White Sea  on  4-11  July.  IOTA  groups  concerned  are
         EU-147 and EU-153, with Purluda Island  (EU-153)  as  main  target.
         Details can  be  found  at  http://robinsons.ru/  (click  on  "News
         RRA"). QSL via RA1QY ,direct or bureau. [TNX RA1QY]
YL     - Special callsign YL90AIR  will  be  used  through  31  December  to
         celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Latvian Air Forces.  QSL  via
         bureau and eQSL.cc [TNX YL3AD]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Gerben, PG5M reports that  the  dates  for  his  September
operations  from  Kiribati  and  Tuvalu  [425DXN 947] have been swapped. The
updated schedule is as follows:
06-07 September  Fiji              requested call 3D2G
08-14 September  Western Kiribati  T30G
15-16 September  Fiji              requested call 3D2G
17-23 September  Tuvalu            T2G
24-27 September  Fiji              requested call 3D2G
Gerben will operate CW only. QSL via PG5M, direct or  bureau.  Updates  will
be posted at http://www.dx.to/ [TNX PG5M]

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

DX SUMMIT ---> In the process of making the DX Summit service  more  focused
on younger user segments and  non-amateur  radio  population,  two  features
have been added recently  to  the  Radio  Arcala  (OH8X)  DX  Summit  portal
(http://www.dxsummit.fi/).  Each  spotting    and    spotted    callsign  is
automatically linked  to  qrz.com,  providing  a  more  human  link  to  the
personal profiles of people and to their pictures. Additionally,  each  line
carries the name of the DXCC country spotted.
In a few months time, custom  selected  filters  will  be  provided  to  the
public allowing users to receive personalized  spots.  While  initially  the
selected spots will be sent to your personal e-mail  address,  the  ultimate
aim is to offer an SMS (short message service) option to DX Summit users.
This service is a non-profit exercise for Radio Arcala, but  donations  will
be  gratefully  accepted.  A  Help  Desk  for  regular  users  and  for  S/W
developers is being set up, and support is currently channelled through  the
relevant button: donations will be used to  help  fund  exclusively  the  DX
Summit Help Desk function, and OH8X  will  send  you  a  Radio  Arcala  wall
calendar postpaid to those who donate. Support related to  the  calendar  is
limited to the months of July and August 2009. [TNX OH8X]

NCDXF ---> The Northern California  DX  Foundation  Board  of  Directors  is
pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Muns, W0YK, as an Advisor  to  the
NCDXF Board of Directors. Ed's primary duty, along with Doug  Bender,  WW6D,
will be working with the NCDXF  website  (http://www.ncdxf.org).  Since  May
2008, NCDXF has provided financial help to  4W6R  (Timor  Lorosa'e),  VK9XWW
(Christmas Island),  VK9CJW  (Cocos-Keeling),  OJ0B  (Market  Reef),  VK9DWX
(Willis  Island),  A5100A  (Bhutan),  E44M  (Palestine),  FW5RE   (Wallis  &
Fortuna), K5D (Desecheo Island), VK9LA (Lord Howe Island) and S04R  (Western
Sahara). Contributions can now easily be made on-line using  a  SSL  secured
web server (https://www.ncdxf.org/donate). [TNX W0GJ]

QSL 4S7BRG ---> The new QSL route for Mario, 4S7BRG is via LZ3HI. Cards  can
be requested direct (Emil Stoikov, P.O. Box 8, 6000 Stara Zagora,  Bulgaria)
or via the bureau.

QSL HQ9R ---> It seems that quite a few people are still sending  cards  for
HQ9R to the former QSL manager (N6FF), who  has  been  a  Silent  Key  since
August 2007. Please note that the correct QSL route is via K5WW. [TNX K5WW]

QSL VK9LA ---> "After much haggling with the Australian Customs  Department,
we have finally received the QSL cards from Czech  Republic",  Bill  Horner,
VK4FW says. He had planned to have all direct QSLling done  by  the  end  of
June, but this is no longer possible.  On  2  July  Bill  left  home  for  a
two-month family holiday. He processed and mailed as many cards as he  could
before leaving, so "many of you will receive your cards within a  few  days,
but there will be also many that will not". Please be patient.

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 (306 QSLs), the 58 deleted DXCC entities  (961
QSLs), obsolete prefixes (2613 QSLs), stations from  Magrebh  from  1947  to
1962 (315 QSLs), Antarctic bases (768 QSLs) &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and
Antarctiques Francaises, 248 QSLs), the various French DXCC island  Entities
in the Pacific Ocean (251 QSLs) &  the  Indian  Ocean  (96  QSLs),  pre-1945
countries (631 QSLs), French Departments (535 QSLs) and USA (50 QSLs),  plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by  DXCC  (107  QSLs).  Several  cards  are
still  needed  and  your  participation  is  encouraged   -    please  visit
http://LesNouvellesdx.fr and send your  comments  to  lesnouvellesdx@free.fr

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)

VY1JA QRT ---> Jay, VY1JA (N8JA) says his work stint in VY0  has  concluded,
and he is back home in the Yukon.  His  last  logged  QSO  was  made  on  19
October 2008 and he is retiring from amateur radio.  His  station  has  been
dismantled, and he is giving/selling everything  to  "younger  Yukon  hams".
Steve, N3SL will continue to keep his logs  and  answer  QSLs,  while  Akio,
JA3JM handles QSLling for Japan. [TNX N3SL]

WHQS AWARD ---> "QTC", the Polish Amateur Radio Journal, sponsors  the  2009
W-HQ-S award for working at least ten HQ stations during the  upcoming  IARU
HF  Contest.  Rules  and  picture  of  the  certificate  can   be  found  at
http://www.skjkc.pl/pga/index.php?go=news&dzial=swiat&id=362 [TNX SP2FAP]

ZK2V ---> Chris, ZL1CT reports that,  despite  "flat"  band  conditions,  he
made 15817 QSOs (including 1279 QSOs on RTTY) 160, 80, 60, 40,  30,  20,  15
and  12    metres    during    his    recent    ZK2V    DXpedition  to  Niue
(http://www.zk2v.com/).  Jeff,  N8CC  was  the  overall    leader   with  16
band-slots out of a possible 20. QSL via N3SL, direct or  bureau.  All  QSOs
have been uploaded to LoTW, resulting in more than 2000 QSO matches.

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2YA       JA1NLX      DP3SSKW     DK7FK       RZ4HZW      RX4HJ
3W1M        OM3JW       E74KC       E73Y        SN09A       SP2ZIE
3Z0FLIS     SP8BBK      ED5T        EA5ELT      SN09C       SP2ZIE
3Z50KPN     SP5ZRW      ED9NA       EA9GW       SN09E       SP2ZIE
4L1FL       EA7FTR      EE1E        EA1GFP      SN09H       SP2ZIE
4L1FP       LZ1OT       EE5G        EB5GG       SN09I       SP2ZIE
4U1WED      4U1VIC      EF1W        EA1WS       SN09L       SP2ZIE
4W6FR       VK4FW       EF5K        EA5KB       SN09P       SP2ZIE
4X0X        4Z5AX       EG8FSA      EA8RKL      SN09R       SP2ZIE
5B4AIF      EB7DX       EH3AA       EA3EVR      SN09S       SP2ZIE
5J0BV       K7BV        EI7DAR      EI2JD       SN09T       SP2ZIE
5N9NDP      IK5JAN      EN300H      UR0HA       SN0DK       SP7PKI
5R8FL       G3SWH       EN50KSR     UT1KY       SN0DM/1     SP1BPW
6W1SE       JR2KDN      EO9P        UT5PW       SN0HS       SP5KP
8Q7LR       UA9LP       EY8MM       K1BV        SN0SZ       SP1PBW
8Q7QQ       HB9QQ       GB0RMM      G0FYX       SN10SKPO    SP6ZJP
8R1TO       N3DB        GB0YG       G0RCI       SN2009TSR   SP2ZIE
9A/OO5S     ON4ON       GB250RB     MM0DHQ      SN50ZAGLE   SP2ZIE
9A4C        9A7W        GB2MOF      GM4UYZ      SO3BMK      JA8BMK
9A800VZ     9A7A        GB2NWA      G0TOC       SP09A       SP2ZIE
9A8XA       M0XXA       GB2OH       M0CNP       SP09L       SP2ZIE
9G1YK       PA3ERA      GB2RI       G3LUW       SP09S       SP2ZIE
9H3EP       IV3EPO      GB6WRS      M3ZYZ       SQ09S       SP2ZIE
9J2FM       JA4ATV      GB70VI      G0OOO       SV0LR       HB9LDR
9K2YM       EA5KB       HB0/4Z5KJ   W0MM        SX2MT       SV2KBB
A61TT       IZ8CLM      HF1759BPK   SP3PJW      SX2TMN      SV2GWY
A92C        A92GR       HG7DANUBE   HA7VY       SY2O        SV2FLQ
AM1A        EA1URG      HK1RRL      EA5KB       T88AC       JA8BNN
AM1S        EA1OS       HV0A        IK0FVC      TM0FDB      F6KHS
AO5B        EA5BZ       IY3GM       IW3RUA      TM5DUM      F5SRH
AO7C        EA7HMD      IY3MG       IZ3DBA      TM7RPC      F6KJU
AO7K        EC7AMT      LZ01WFF     LZ1ZF       TO8YY       DH7WW
BV2009WGK   BV7GC       LZ50BNT     LZ1HA       TZ6EI       W7XU
BX2AAL      NI5DX       OE100TMW    OE1XIC      UA0IDZ      RW0IZ
C4Z         G3SWH       OL07RRR     OK2RZ       UE6III      RK6FZ
CN2AB       HB9OAB      OL50CASTLE  OK1KPU      US5D        UT7DX
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      ON16FF      ON6KN       V29JKV      W6JKV
CN8ZG       EA7FTR      ON60ARSG    ON7KC       V44KAI      K2SB
CO6XN       N3ZOM       OX3YY       OZ7YY       V6P         JH1NBN
CR57FAP     CT1REP      P40OZ       W2OZO       VE3FRED     VE3NOO
CR6A        CT1GFK      PA123OLS    PE1NCP      VK6AU       N1DT
CX7CO       WB3CDX      PP5EG       K3IRV       VR2009EAG   VR2XMT
D2QMN       RZ3EC       R6SC        RW3WWW      XV1X        OK1DOT
D44TOI      HB9BOI      RZ1CWC/p    RN1CW       Z30V        DJ0LZ

4U1VIC   Amateur Radio Club, Vienna International Centre, P.O. Box 500,
         A-1400 Vienna, Austria
DH7WW    Ulrich Moeckel, Muldenstr. 1, 08304 Schoenheide, Germany
G0RCI    Alan Gibson, 1 Oakleigh Rd, Grantham, NG31 7NN, England
JD1BMM   Masafumi Ishihara, 2-305 Loran, 2-5-35  Miyazaki, Chuo-ku, Chiba
         260-0806, Japan
JY5CC    Abdalla Farmawi, P.O. Box 616, Amman 11118, Jordan
K7BV     Dennis R Motschenbacher, 3627D Aspen Valley Way, Santa Ana, CA
         92704, USA
N3DB     David Craig, 4931 Mariners Drive, Shady Side, MD 20864, USA
TL0A     Christian Saint-Arroman, Chemin de Mousteguy, F-64990 Urcuit,
VK4FW    Bill Horner, P.O. Box 612, Childers 4660, Australia
VQ9LA    Larry Arneson, PSC 466 Box 24 (DG-21 Annex 30), FPO AP 96595-0024,
VR2XMT   Charlie C.M. Ho, P.O. Box 900, Fanling Post Office, Hong Kong
W7XU     Arliss N. Thompson, 45720 268TH St, Parker, SD 57053, USA


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