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19 September 2009                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 959
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3W    -  The  3W6C  team  members   are  starting   to  make  the  extensive
          preparations necessary for the 10-18 April 2010 DXpedition  [425DXN
          948] to Con Co (AS-185), Vietnam. A large group of  operators  will
          be running four stations 24 hours a day, with a  target  of  60,000
          QSOs on as many different bands as possible, including 160  and  80
          metres.  Such  an  extensive  operation    requires    considerable
          financial resources, and fund raising has  just  started.  Detailed
          information on how contribute to the expedition  can  be  found  at
          www.3w6c.qrv.ch [TNX HB9DST]
7Q     - Barrie, G4AHK will operate holiday style as 7Q7BJ while  travelling
          around Malawi, from 23 September through 12 October.  He  plans  to
          focus on 160, 80 and 40 metres. QSL via G4AHK. [TNX The Daily DX]
9M6    - Steve, 9M6DXX, will operate (SSB only) as 9M8Z from  Sarawak,  East
          Malaysia (OC-088) on 22-26 October, including a SOAB HP  unassisted
          entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via M0URX direct,  bureau  or
          LoTW (see www.m0urx.com  for  details  on  e-mailing  requests  for
          bureau cards). [TNX 9M6DXX]
9M6    - Steve, 9M6DXX, and John, 9M6XRO will be active  from  Pulau  Labuan
          (OC-133) on 6-8 November (and possibly for one or  two  hours  from
          00.00 UTC on 9 November). Look for 9M6DXX/p on  10-80  metres  SSB,
          and for 9M6XRO/p on 10-160 metres CW and RTTY. They will  be  using
          linearamplifiers to a multi-band vertical and  a  160m  inverted-L,
          both mounted very  close  to  the  ocean.  They  hope  it  will  be
          possible to operate on 160m CW at the  same  time  as  SSB  on  the
          other bands. QSL both 9M6DXX/p and 9M6XRO/p via  M0URX,  direct  or
          bureau or LoTW. [TNX 9M6DXX]
A4     - San/A45WH (VU2CEO) and Manoj/VU2MCJ, along with a couple  of  SWLs,
          will be active as A45WH/p from Masirah  Island  (AS-014)  on  22-24
          September. Expect activity on 160, 80, 40, 30  and  20  metres  CW,
          SSB and didgital modes. QSL direct to A45WH. [TNX The Daily DX]
C3     - A large group of operators from Spain will participate  in  the  CQ
          WW DX RTTY Contest as C37URE from  Andorra.  This  operation  is  a
          joint effort between the two IARU societies of  Andorra  (URA)  and
          Spain (URE) in celebration  of  URE's  60th  anniversary.  QSL  via
          EA4URE,    direct    or    bureau.    Further    information     at
C9     - Marco, IK1RAE says he will be active as C91VM  from  Mozambique  on
          5-23 October. He will operate  SSB  on  40-10  metres  running  100
          watts into a vertical antenna. Side  trips  to  one  or  more  IOTA
          groups (AF-061, AF-066, AF-072, AF-088)  are  also  being  planned.
          QSL direct only, as proceeds will be donated to charity project  in
          the village of Malangute (QSLling policy details  to  be  announced
          on qrz.com under C91VM).
ET     - Jim, WU0I is a US Foreign Service Officer  presently  stationed  in
          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He expects to  be  QRV  as  ET3JD  by  about
          October, and to operate  PSK31  and  possibly  RTTY  (for  contests
          mostly), SSB and CW ("my CW is pretty rusty", he says,  "so  please
          be patient with me!"). He will try to get on 40, 20 and 15  metres,
          plus 30 and 17 metres, using home-made wire  antennas.  QSL  direct
          to Jim DeLoach, 2030 Addis Ababa Place, Dulles VA  20189-2030,  USA
          (please indicate if you would like his card to come via  U.S.  mail
          or  Ethiopian  mail;  no  preference  stated  means  he  will   use
          whichever    is    cheapest    for    your    QTH).        Bookmark
          http://www.deloach.net/ET3JD.html for updates. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
G      - The Bittern DX Group will operate special event  station  GB2TX  on
          19-20 September as part of "Transmission 2009" to raise  money  for
          the    British    Wireless    for      the        Blind        Fund
          (http://www.blind.org.uk/). QSL via M0CNP. [TNX VA3RJ]
G      - Kevan, 2E0WMG will be active from St. Agnes, Scilly Isles  (EU-011)
          on 22-23 September. He will operate SSB  only  on  80,  40  and  20
          metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX K1XN]
KL     - Hugh, K6HFA says he will try  to  be  active  as  K7A  from  a  few
          islands in Alaska between 21 September and 5 October.  IOTA  groups
          mentioned include NA-236 (new one), NA-222, NA-216 and  NA-087.  He
          plans to operate CW and SSB on  20,  30  and  40  metres.  QSL  via
          K6HFA, direct or bureau (direct QSLling policy  at  qrz.com).  [TNX
OD     - The Radio Amateurs of  Lebanon  (RAL)  will  be  operating  special
          event station OD5F for the duration of the 6th  Francophone  Games,
          which will be held in Beirut from 27 September to 6  October.  QSLs
          will be handled by the RAL QSL bureau. [TNX IARU]
PA     - Special callsign PA08DWN will be aired on CW on 2-3 October  during
          the annual Furieade maritime event at  Maassluis,  near  Rotterdam.
          Operations will take place from the radio shack of  the  "Elbe",  a
          tugboat that is being restorated to serve as a museumship. QSL  via
          PA3ALM. [TNX PA9HR]
PJ5    - Dave, AH6HY will be active as PJ5/AH6HY from St Eustatius  (NA-145)
          from 26 September to 1 October. He will operate  holiday  style  on
          10-40 metres, mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via  home  call,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
SP     - Kris, SP6DVP (SO6V)  has  been  grated  permission  to  operate  as
          SN40DVP until 30 November to  celebrate  his  40th  anniversary  in
          amateur radio. QSL via SP6DVP, direct or bureau. [TNX SP6DVP]
SP     - Special event stations  SN2009B,  SN2009EM,  SN2009K,  SN2009L  and
          SN2009W will be active from Poland from 25 September to  4  October
          for the Women's Volleyball European Championship. On-line logs  and
          details on the relevant award can be found at http://www.sq7mzh.pl/
SV     - A group of 8 operators will be active on the HF bands SSB,  CW  and
          RTTY  as  SY2G  from  Mount  Paiko  on  19-21  September  for   the
          International Day of Peace. QSL  via  SV2JAO  (direct  only).  [TNX
T7     - Gerd/DJ5TT, Thomas/DK9FEC, Peter/DL1FX and  Rainer/DL1ZBO  will  be
          active as T70A from from  the  radio  club  of  San  Marino's  IARU
          Society  (http://www.arrsm.org/)  on  24-27  September.  They  will
          operate CW, SSB and various digital modes on  80-10  metres,  anche
          will participate in the  CQ  WW  DX  RTTY  Contest.  [TNX  ARRL  DX
V2     - Bud, AA3B will be active as V26K from Antigua (NA-100)  between  26
          November and 1 December, including an entry in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
          Contest. This will be an all CW operation on the contest  HF  bands
          only. QSL via AA3B. [TNX AA3B]
VP8_sg - Lars,  MM0DWF   (www.lars-boehme.de/vp8dif/index.html)   will    be
          working again at  Husvik,  South  Georgia  (AN-007)  between  early
          October and mid November. He expects to  operate  again  as  VP8DIF
          during his limited spare time, running  100  watts  to  a  G5RV  on
          RTTY, CW and SSB (in that order). QSL via DJ9ZB, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX G4DYO]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane, YT1AD and Miki, YU1DW will be travelling to  a  few
Pacific islands between 30 September and 8 October as follows:
30 September-1 October  KH8/N9YU (QSL via YT1AD)          American Samoa
2-3 October             5W8A (YT1AD) and 5W0DW (YU1DW)    Samoa
4-6 October             3D2AD (YT1AD) and 3D2DW (YU1DW)   Fiji
6-8 October             T30M (YT1AD) and T30W (YU1DW)     Western Kiribati
The main reason for this trip is to prepare all  necessary documents for the
expedition to T31,ZK3 and FW8 in September-October 2010 (www.yt1ad.info/t31)

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

FT5GA ---> The first batch of QSOs (1049 contacts made between 06.04.23  UTC
on 15 September  and  02.04.40  UTC  on  the  17th)  has  been  uploaded  to

KP2 QSL BUREAU ---> The ARRL US Virgin Islands  Incoming  QSL  Bureau's  new
address is: Virgin Islands QSL Bureau, P.O. Box  25782,  Christiansted,  St.
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00824. Comments or  questions  on  this  bureau's
operation may be directed to Ann Keegan, KP2YL (kp2yl@arrl.net). [TNX NC1L]

PIRATE ---> Toze, CT1GFK reports that a large number of  stations  (many  of
them from France and Italy) worked a pirated 4W6AL on 20 metres  SSB  on  12
September, while  the  genuine  4W6AL  only  made  4  QSOs.  Check  the  log
(http://algarvedx.com) before sending your QSL.

PIRATE ---> "I'm sorry to have to inform you that the activity on 20  metres
CW earlier this month by a station signing ZF2NT was  a  pirate  operation",
Phil/G3SWH says. "Bruce is still in California".

QSL 9M2MRS ---> Rich, 9M2MRS (PA0RRS) reports  that  his  incoming  mail  is
being tampered with and green stamps are being stolen. Direct  QSL  requests
should  be  sent  to  his  address  in  the  Netherlands    (R.W.L.  Smeets,
Schoorveken 100, 5121 NM Rijen, The Netherlands). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

SURINAME ---> Ramon, PZ5RA is sorry to be no longer able  to  help  visiting
amateurs to get a licence, which he has done for ten years. He will  try  to
have    a    licence    permanently     issued        for    guests  to  use
(http://dxholiday.com/sa/pz.htm), but those who want an  individual  licence
will have to apply direct to TAS  (Telecommunications  Authority  Suriname).

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported  Silent  Keys  include  Gianfranco  Chiodi
(I0CHF), Valerij P. Radashkevich (RU9WM),  F.  Martin  Hankins  (W5HTY)  and
Vincent Mattera (WB2AAP).


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3D2AG/p,  3DA0EL,  3V9A,  4T6I,
5B4/AJ2O, 5B4/R3CC, 5B4AII,  5H3VMB,  5J0BV,  5K0T,  5K5T  (SA-017),  6H1IM,
6W6JX, 7O1YGF, 7P8CF,  7P8R,  7Q7CE,  7Q7SI,  7Z1SJ,  9J2VB,  9V1YC,  A35XR,
A35ZS, A45XR, A61Q, BD1HFP/2, C6AGU, CE2/K0MD,  CO8LY,  D4C,  E73M,  EA8CQS,
N3DXX/6Y5, OH0E, OJ0B, OJ0J, PV8ADI,  PX6B  (SA-080),  PX6T  (SA-080),  PX8M
(SA-041), PZ5RA, R1ANR, R7HQ, RW2F, S79NS, SV2ASP/A,  T30XX,  T31DX,  T77NM,
TC4X,  TG9NX,  TK/I4GAD,  TL0A,  TM5EL  (EU-094),  TN5SN,   TO3R,   UA0IDZ/p
(AS-059),  UA9ZZ,  V51AS,  V63TO,  V85SS,  VC8B,  VI2BV90,  VK9GMW,  VK9WWI,
VP8YLG,  VP9/VE3DZ,  VQ9JC,  VR10XMT,  VR2008O,  VR2009EAG,  VR2XMT,  VU7RG,


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