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05 September 2009                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 957
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA0   - Arnold, WB6OJB will operate  SSB  only  as  3DA0JK  from  Swaziland
          until 8 September around 12 local time. QSL via  WB6OJB.  [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
5B     - Andy, LZ2HM will  be  active  as  5B/LZ2HM  from  Cyprus  on  10-15
          September. He will be QRV on 160-2 metres and will  participate  in
          the WAE DX SSB Contest as C4I. QSLs via home call. [TNX NG3K]
6W     - Sebastien, F8IJV will be  honeymooning  at  Le  Calao,  Senegal  on
          15-30 October and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest  as
          6V7Q. He might also be active (SSB and digital  modes)  before  and
          after the contest. QSL via F8IJV, direct or bureau. [TNX F6AJA]
8Q     - Andy, G7COD will be active again as  8Q7AK  from  Embudu,  Maldives
          (AS-013) on 11-25 October. He plans to operate SSB and CW on  80-12
          metres  (suggested  frequencies  and    operating    schedule    at
          http://www.qrz.com/db/8q7ak). QSL via home call, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX G7COD]
CE0Y   - The 31 October-15 November  DXpedition  to  Easter  Island  [425DXN
          953] has received permission to shorten their call  from  XR0YA  to
          XR0Y. This callsign was used twice in the  past  (1995  and  2000),
          and the QSL route for this year's event  will  be  announced  soon.
          Bookmark http://rapanui2009.org/ for updates,  further  information
          and details on how to contribute. [TNX MM0NDX]
CT7    - A  group  of  operators  from  the  Cambridge  University  Wireless
          Society (G3ZAY, M0BLF, M0HSW, M0RLM and M0TJH) will  be  active  as
          CT7/homecall from IOTA group EU-145 on 5-6 September. They plan  to
          operate SSB and CW on 40-10  metres  with  two  stations  and  wire
          antennas.   QSL  via  home  calls, direct  or  bureau.  Web page at
          www.domsmith.co.uk/amateur-radio/dxpeditions/2009/ct/ [TNX M0BLF]
CY0    - The 19-26 October  DXpedition  to  Sable  Island  [425DXN  938]  by
          WA4DAN, N0TG and AA4VK has  been  postponed  sine  die  because  of
          serious health problems affecting one  of  the  team  members'  son
          (read  the  news   release    at    http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/).
          Hopefully the operation will  be  rescheduled,  but  for  the  time
          being it is understandably being placed  on  'hold'  while  waiting
          for better times.
EA6    - Adrian, AA5UK  will  be  active  again  as  EA6/AA5UK  from  Ibiza,
          Balearic Islands (EU-004) on 14-29 October, including a SOAB  entry
          in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. He plans to operate holiday  style  on
          160-10  metres  SSB  and  digital  modes.  Activity   on    various
          satellites is also being planned. QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
          bureau. He will upload his log to LoTW and eQSL. [TNX IZ3EBA]
F      - The new dates for the operation from  Belle  Ile  (EU-048)  [425DXN
          947] are 4-7 September. Six operators will be active as F5KKD/p  on
          the HF and VHF bands, SSB, CW and PSK31.  QSL  via  F5KKD.  Further
          information at http://iota2009.crxcluster.com [TNX F5NQL]
F      - A group of operators from the Radio Club of Granville (F5KAQ)  will
          be active from Saint-Nicolas Island (EU-094)  on  11-18  September.
          Alain/F5HVI,    Jean-Jacques/F5NKX,    Denis/F5RJM,    Alain/F6ACH,
          Rene/F6CMC, Alain/F6ENO, Benoit/F8PDR and  Rolf/F9ZG  will  operate
          CW, SSB and digital modes on the HF bands, with activity also on  6
          and 2 metres. Expect them to be  signing  F5KAQ/p  and  homecall/p.
          QSL via F5RJM, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Special event callsign TM2NN will be aired on 12-22  September  for
          the 21st edition of  Les  Nuits  de  Nacre,  the  annual  accordion
          festival that takes place in the city of Tulle. QSL via F5KTU  [TNX
FS     - Look for Gregg, FS/W6IZT to  operate  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on  40-6
          metres from St. Martin (NA-105) on 5-13  September.  QSL  via  N7XG
          direct, bureau and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
G      - Special event callsign GB50ATG  has  been  celebrating  the  Golden
          Jubilee of BARTG, the British Amateur Radio Teledata  Group,  since
          1 July. GB50ATG will be on the air until 30 June 2010, and it  will
          be operated by four of the BARTG committee on a  rota  basis.  This
          month the call is being used by GW4SKA, who will  also  participate
          in the CQ WW DX  RTTY  Contest.  QSL  via  M5AEX.  Details  on  the
          GB50ATG certificate can be found  at  http://www.bartg.org.uk  [TNX
G      - Celebrating the 100th  anniversary  of  the  Girl  Guides,  special
          callsign GG100GN will  used  from  several  locations  through  the
          anniversary  year,  starting  on  5  September  at  Abington   Park
          (England). It is the first  ever  use  of  a  GG  prefix.  QSL  via
          bureau. [TNX MM0NDX]
G      - Depending on weather, Jon, M0OVL will be  active  as  M0OVL/p  from
          the Farne Islands (EU-109) on 25 and  26  September.  He  has  been
          granted permission to operate only between 10 and 14  UTC  on  both
          days. Look for him on 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB. QSL via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX M0OVL]
GM     - Ken, G0ORH reports he will be active as GM0ORH  from  the  Isle  of
          Arran (EU-123) on 20-27 September.
HL     - Mike, KE7WRJ will be active as HL9QST from Korea from 10  September
          to 13 November. He will operate CW and SSB  on  40-10  metres,  "at
          least  8  hours  a  day  during  the  week,  and  longer  over  the
          weekends". QSL via KE7WRJ. He will upload his  log  to  LoTW.  [TNX
I      - Peter,  DJ2OS  will  be  active  as  IC8/DJ2OS  from  Capri  Island
          (EU-031) on 10 September. He will operate QRP on 20 metres SSB  and
          CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DJ2OS]
IS0    - Sardinia QRP Club's members Alessandro, IS0ZAJ and  Franco,  IS0VSU
          will be active as IM0/IQ0QP from Isola dei  Cavoli  (EU-165)  on  6
          September. They plan to operate CW, SSB and PSK31 from around 9  to
          15 UTC on 20 and 40 metres. QSL direct (see qrz.com). [TNX IS0VSU]
ON     - The Radio Club de Binche will operate special event station  ON4WAR
          on  5  September  (7-16  UTC)  and  6  September  (6-14  UTC)    to
          commemorate the Belgian resistance during World  War  II.  QSL  via
          ON7RY, direct or  bureau.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
          http://www.on7ry.be [TNX ON9CDR]
OZ     - Michael, DK5NA will be active  again  as  5Q5NA  from  Romo  Island
          (EU-125)  on  6-25  September.  QSL    via    home    call.    [TNX
P4     - Roy/W3TEF and Bob/W3BTX will operate again  as  P41USA  from  Aruba
          (SA-036)  on  8-17  September.  The  special  callsign  marks   the
          anniversary of the tragic events occured on 11 September 2001.  QSL
          via W3TEF. [TNX NG3K]
PJ4    - Michiel/PG4M and Marco/PE2MC will be active  as  PJ4/homecall  from
          Bonaire (SA-006) on 10-16 September. They plan to operate SSB,  CW,
          RTTY and PSK on 80-10 metres and to participate in the WAE  DX  SSB
          Contest using the callsign of Peter, PJ4NX.  QSL  via  home  calls.
          On-line logs will  be  available  at  http://www.pi4cc.nl/pj4  [TNX
          OPDX Bulletin]
S7     -  Mauro,  HB9ENI  will  be  active  as  S79MI  from  Praslin  Island
          (AF-024), Seychelles  on  21-26  October,  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest
          included. He plans to operate SSB and RTTY on the HF  bands  and  6
          metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  He  will  upload  his
          log to LoTW. [TNX HB9ENI]
SV5    - Aegean DX Group members Alexandros/SV8CYR, Vassilis/SV8CYV,  Ilias/
          SV8FMY,  Giorgios/SV8IJZ,  Giannis/SW8MFF  and  Dirk/ON5CT  will be
          active as  SX5AG from  Agathonisi Island,  Dodecanese  (EU-001)  on
          4-7 September. They plan to operate SSB and  digital  modes  on  7,
          20, 40 and 80 metres, as well as on 12, 10  and  6  metres  SSB  if
          there is propagation. QSL via SV8CYR. [TNX SV8CYV]
T3     - Craig, N3BQR will be active  as  T31AA  from  the  Phoenix  Islands
          (Central Kiribati) on 10-25 September. According to The  Daily  DX,
          he will be "on some sort of research trip", and plans "to go to  at
          least six of the eight islands for one to two  days  each"  and  to
          operate mainly on 20 metres SSB.
TK     - Nicolas, F5TGR will be  active  as  TK/F5TGR  from  Porto  Vecchio,
          Corsica (EU-014) on 6-18 September. He plans to operate SSB and  CW
          on 40-10 metres, and a side trip to  IOTA  group  EU-100  is  being
          considered as well. QSL via the bureau. [TNX F6AJA]
TK     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as TK/DL2JRM/p from the main island  of
          Corsica (EU-014) on 10-13 September and from the coastal island  of
          San Cipriano (EU-164) on 14-15 September.  The  latter  will  be  a
          solar powered QRP operation on 40-10 metres, CW only. QSL via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VE     - Cezar, VE3LYC (VY0O) has been in the NA-230 area since  29  August.
          Everything was ready for the trip, but strong winds and heavy  rain
          prevented him and his crew from setting sail for  a  few  days.  In
          his latest report (3 September, 18.30  UTC)  Cezar  said  that  the
          weather was improving, and that if it would continue to do  so,  he
          hoped to set sail on 4 September in the local morning hours.
W      - The   Tri-County   Amateur   Radio   Club   of  North  Texas,  WC5C
          (http://www.wc5c.org/) will  be  active  from  Willow  Island  (not
          IOTA, USI TX061L) on  5  September  and  Greer  Island  (not  IOTA,
          TX058L) on 19 September, from around 14 to 22 UTC. Operations  will
          mainly be on 20 and 40 metres SSB, but they also operate  on  other
          bands and modes (PSK31 and CW). [TNX K1XN]
YV     - Look for Pasquale, YV5KAJ/7 to  be  active  from  Margarita  Island
          (SA-012) until 11 September. He operates on 40, 30  and  20  metres
          using digital modes. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZK2    - Koji, JM1CAX (ZL4NX) will be active as ZK2NX from Niue (OC-040)  on
          18-25 September. He plans  to  be  QRV  on  40-10  metres,  and  to
          concentrate on Europe especially on RTTY. QSL  via  JM1CAX,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX ZL4NX]

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

6Y1V ---> Once again the 6Y1V  team  sponsors  one  young  operator  (21  or
under) to receive an all expense paid trip to operate in the 2009  CQWW  SSB
or CW contest from Jamaica. The deadline for applications is  30  September.
Complete details can be found at http://www.6y1v.com/youth.htm

DX MAGAZINE MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX  Magazine's  annual  Most  Wanted
Survey is being conducted  now  through  15  October.  The  survey  form  is
available at http://www.dxpub.com/dx_survey2009.html (please  note  that  it
is not a complete list of all DXCC Entities: if you need something  that  is
not listed, simply use the "Additions or Comments" space at the end  of  the
form). The overall top 100 will be posted on the web site around 15  January
2010. [TNX N4AA]

EZ8CQ ---> Alexander, EZ8CQ says he now uploads his  logs  to  LoTW.  Should
you  not  being  able  to  find  a  QSL  record,  please  drop  him  a  line

OY2J ---> Trygvi, OY4TN reports that this is not a pirate, but  the  genuine
Johan, OY2J, who is once again active on the amateur  radio  bands.  He  had
been QRT for several years, but now, being in retirement, he has  found  the
time to set up his station. [TNX W1AW]

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 (313 QSLs), the 58 deleted DXCC entities  (969
QSLs), obsolete prefixes (2652 QSLs), stations from  Magrebh  from  1947  to
1962 (319 QSLs), Antarctic bases (789 QSLs) &  TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and
Antarctiques Francaises, 248 QSLs), the various French DXCC island  Entities
in the Pacific Ocean (270 QSLs) &  the  Indian  Ocean  (96  QSLs),  pre-1945
countries (682 QSLs), French Departments (551 QSLs) and USA (50 QSLs),  plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by  DXCC  (108  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 4J0FR ---> Please note that Jean-Michel, F6AJA is not  the  QSL  manager
for the recent operation (QSL via F6FYD).  Jean-Michel  only  has  logs  and
blank cards for the activities of August 1995 and December 1997-January 1998
(log search at http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php). [TNX F6AJA]

QSL J79PAK ---> Effective immediately,  the  new  QSL  route  for  the  late
J79PAK (HB9CUA) is via EA7FTR. There is no need to  resubmit  cards  already
mailed to HB9CUA or HB9HLM [425DXN 955], as all of the direct requests  will
be forwarded to EA7FTR. Please be patient, as the hand written log is  being
typed by N1NK and a new QSL card is being designed.

TONGA ---> A35A is the first special callsign, to be  used  during  contests
and special events, issued to Paul, A35RK under  the  new  Tongan  licensing
procedures that became effective a few  days  ago.  Citizens  and  long-term
residents will get A35xx (ordinary callsigns) and A35x (special  callsigns),
while visiting operators  will  get  A31xx  (ordinary  callsigns)  and  A31x
(special callsigns for visiting groups of operators). [TNX The Daily DX]

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)

WAEDC ---> The SSB leg of the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC)  will  be
from 00.00 UTC on 12  September  until  23.59  UTC  on  the  13th.  Complete
details can be found at http://www.waedc.de/


QSLs received direct or through  managers:  3D2AG/p,  3V8BB,  3V9A,  4J15TX,
4L8A, 4T6I (SA-098), 4U1UN, 5H2WK, 5J0BV, 5K0T  (NA-132  and  NA-133),  5K5T
(SA-017), 5R8KD, 6W1SJ, 7O1YGF, 7P8CF,  7P8R,  9J2CA,  9Y4D,  9Y4VU,  A35ZS,
A71AN, AX0BP, C37NL, CG200I  (NA-128),  CM6YAC,  CP1FF,  CV5A,  D44TD,  DY1C
(OC-120),EK6TA, EU5ROPE,  HD2M,  HK7AAG,  HZ1FS/p  (AS-192),  IL7G,  IY8WAP,
T31DX,TI7KK (NA-191), TL0A, TO3R, TO5E, TZ6EI, UN6P, V29JKV,  V31NL,  V63MY,
V63TO,  VC8B  (NA-129),  VE1/DL2JRM/p  (NA-127),    VE3DZ/VP9,    VE8RCS/VYO
(NA-008),VK9GMW, VP8DLM, VP8KF, VQ9LA, WX3B/p (NA-139), XW1B,  YN2N,  YO9HP,
ZC4RAF, ZF1A, ZZ6Z (SA-023).


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