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03 October 2009                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                  No 961
                        *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                        ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                         Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3V     - DF1LON, DJ7IK, DJ8NK, DJ9CB and DL9USA will be active as 3V3S  from
        Sousse, Tunisia from 23 November to 2 December, including an  entry
        in the CW WW DX CW Contest. They will operate from the premises  of
        3V8SS, and  they  will  donate  their  antennas  (verticals  and  a
        Spiderbeam) to that Radio Club. QSL via DL9USA. A website is  under
        construction at http://www.3V3S.tk [TNX DJ7IK]
4U1UN  - 4U1UN will be active on 19-25 October on all bands and  modes  with
        a large team of  operators  (F4EGD,  F5CWU,  G3SXW,  JK3GAD,  K2DO,
        K2LE, K2QI, KA2D, KA2RTD, LA4OFA, LA5IIA, N2GA, N2UN, N2YBB,  NN1N,
        OH0XX, OH2BH, OH2NB, OH6LI, PY5EG, UA9AB, W2VQ and WQ2N).  Antennas
        and security access to the building are heavily restricted but  the
        team will do their best to make  this  rare  station  available  to
        all. Activity will  be  from  8  a.m.  until  midnight  local  time
        (12.00-04.00 UTC) each day. All-night activity is  planned  for  23
        and 24 October. Some of the operators will  form  an  international
        team  for  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest  participation  in  the    "Two
        Transmitter" (M2) category. QSL via HB9BOU.  LoTW  upload  will  be
        done after the operation. [TNX OH2BN]
8R     - Ed/PU8TEP, Abilio/PV8AZ, Paulo/PV8DX,  Ivanildo/PV8IG,  Ivan/PY1YB,
        Anderson/PY2TNT, Alex/PY2WAS and  Peter/8R1WD  will  be  active  as
        8R1PY from Lethem, Guyana from 31 October to 4 November. They  plan
        to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and BPSK on 160-6 metres. QSL via  PY2WAS,
        direct or bureau. [TNX PY2WAS]
CO     - Celebrating the VII Conference of the Federacion de  Radioaficiona-
        dos  de  Cuba, the Camaguey City Radio Club will operate as T47C on
        3-4  and 10-11  October. Eight  operators  will be active on 160-10
        metres (plus 2 metres) CW, SSB,  PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via operator's
        instructions. [TNX CO7WT]
CT8    - The Radio Arcala team will be in action from the Azores starting  5
        October for one week. Look for Martti, CU2KG (OH2BH);  Juha,  CU2KH
        (OH8NC) and Toni, CU2KI (OH2UA) on a  variety  of  bands  during  a
        maintenance  operation  from    their    contest    station    CR2X
        (www.cu2a.com). QSL via home calls. [TNX OH2BH]
DL     - Peter, DL3APO/p and Gerd, DL5AWI/p  will  be  active  from  Hainich
        National Park on 5-7 October. They  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on
        various HF bands. All of the QSOs will be  confirmed  automatically
        via the bureau. [TNX DL3APO]
EA8    - Jean, ON5JV and Georgette, ON6AK will  be  active  as  EA8/homecall
        from Tijoco Bajo, Tenerife Island (AF-004) between 20 November  and
        10 February 2010. Activity will be on  40-10  metres  during  their
        evenings. They plan to use 100 watts into  a  vertical  14AVQ.  QSL
        via home calls, bureau preferred. [TNX ON5JV]
FP     - Eric, KV1J and Tom, W8TOM will be active as  FP/KV1J  and  FP/W8TOM
        from Miquelon Island  (NA-032)  on  20-27  October.  They  plan  to
        operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on 160-6 metres, and  to  participate
        in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as FP/KV1J. QSL via home calls,  direct
        or bureau. Their logs will be uploaded to LoTW  and  eQSL.  Further
        information at http://www.kv1j.com/fp/october09.html
G      - Dave, G4IAR and Judith, G4IAQ will be active as  G4LAB/p  from  the
        Isles of Scilly (EU-011) on 9-19 October.  QSL  via  G4IAR,  direct
        only. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
HB9    - Special event station HB9SPACE will  be  active  during  the  World
        Space Week (4-10 October) from the Amateur Radio Club at the  Swiss
        Air Force Museum  (http://www.hb4fr.ch)  in  Payerne,  Switzerland.
        QSL via HB4FR (bureau) or HB9ACA (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
I      - Valeriano/IK5ABG,  Giovanni/IK5BCM,  Beppe/IK5CBE,  Giovanni/IK5CRH
        and Enrico/IK5DFE will be active as IL7X  from  San  Domino  Island
        (EU-050, IIA FG-001) on  5-9  October.  They  plan  to  operate  on
        160-10 metres SSB, CW and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  IK5BCM.  [TNX
JW     - Arne/LA7WCA as JW7WCA, Maurits/LA3XIA as JW3XIA and  John/G4ATA  as
        JW/G4ATA will be active from Svalbard on 8-13  October.  They  plan
        to operate SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via home  calls.  More
        information is available at http://www.g4ata.co.uk [TNX G4ATA]
KH4    - The team for the 9-19  October  K4M  expedition  to  Midway  Island
        [425DXN 935] includes  9V1YC,  AA4NN,  DJ9ZB,  I8NHJ,  K6TD,  K9CT,
        KH7U, N1DG, N4PN, N4XP, N6HC,  N7CQQ,  ND2T,  W6KK,  W6OSP,  W8GEX,
        WA7NB and WB4JTT. Announced frequencies are:
        SSB  28475, 24945, 21295, 18145, 14200, 7078, 3799, 50115
        CW   28024, 24894, 21024, 18074, 14024, 10104, 7004, 3504, 1826.5,
        RTTY 28080, 21080, 18100, 14080, 10140, 7040
        An  Online  QSL  Request System (OQRS) will be  activated after the
        DXpedition goes QRT.  You will be able  to request your QSLs one of
        three  ways: OQRS Direct, OQRS Bureau, direct mail  to Midway 2009,
        Box 333, Bethlehem, Georgia 30620-9989,  USA. All of  the  contacts
        will  be uploaded to LoTW "within 12 months of the last QSO" at the
        latest (LoTW QSLling policy is detailed at www.midway2009.com).
KL     - The Alaska 50th Anniversary of Statehood Special Event will  be  on
        the air from 18 UTC on 18 October until 6 UTC on  the  19th.  There
        will be fifteen or more  stations  on  from  around  the  state  of
        Alaska all using KL5O on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY.  Operation
        will be scheduled to facilitate working  North  American  stations,
        though all stations worldwide are encouraged  to  participate.  QSL
        confirmation will be electronically via  LOTW  and  eQSL,  and  via
        mail to AC7DX. Further information on the event  can  be  found  at
        http://www.kl5o.com [TNX AC7DX]
OK     - Special station OL22ASE  (www.qrz.cz/ol22ase)  will  be  active  on
        1-15  October  for  the  Association  of  Space  Explorers'    XXII
        Planetary Congress to be held in Prague,  Czech  Republic  on  4-10
        October. QSL via OK1TIR, direct or bureau. [TNX OK1TIR]
PY0T   - Four operators from the Rio DX Group (namely  PY1NB,  PY1ON,  PY1YB
        and PY1ZV) will be active  as  ZY0T  from  Trindade  (SA-010)  from
        around 16 UTC on 11 October until around 6 UTC on the  16th  (dates
        may vary depending on the schedule of  the  Brazilian  Navy).  They
        plan to operate SSB and CW with two stations on 160-10 metres.  QSL
        via PY1NB (direct  only).  Further  information  can  be  found  at
        http://riodxgroup.dxwatch.com/trindade-2009 [TNX PY1NB]
SP     - Special event station HF35PEA will  be  active  on  all  bands  and
        modes  from  1  October  to  31  December  to  celebrate  the  35th
        anniversary of  Radio  Club  SP1PEA.  QSL  via  SP1NQF,  direct  or
        bureau. [TNX SP1NQF]
TK     - Look  for  Tony/IK2SNG,  Augusto/IK4RQJ  and  Sergio/IZ4BBF  to  be
        active as TK/homecall from  from  Calenzana,  Corsica  (EU-014)  on
        8-12 October. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and  PSK31  on  10-40
        metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IK4RQJ]
VE     - Noel, VE2BR and Gregg, VE3ZZ/Gregg  will  operate  Multi-Single  in
        the CQ WW DX SSB Contest with the special call VC2Z  from  Mercier,
        Quebec (Zone 5). QSL via VE2BR. [TNX VE3ZZ]
W      - Special event station  K4L  will  be  active  from  Hunting  Island
        (NA-110) on 17-18 October to commemorate the 150th  anniversary  of
        the  lighthouse.  QSL  via   K3LLH.    Further    information    at
        http://pws.prserv.net/K4L/ [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
W      - Members of the The St.  Augustine  Amateur  Radio  Society  (N4AUG,
        www.saarsham.net) will be active from Lacosta  Island  (NA-069)  on
        17-18 October. They plan to be QRV on 20, 40  and  80  metres  from
        about 12 UTC on the 17th until  about  19  UTC  on  the  18th.  QSL
        direct to N4AUG (St. Augustine  Amateur  Radio  Society,  P.O.  Box
        860084, Saint Augustine, FL 32086, USA). [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
YB     - YC0IEM expects to be active as YC0IEM/8 from Ambon Island  (OC-070)
        on 4-23 October. QSL via IZ8CCW.
YV     - The Radio Club Venezolano will  operate  as  YW8AJ    from  Monagas
        State  on  9-12  October.  QSL  via  YV5AJ,  direct   or    bureau.
        Information  on  the  Venezuelan  States  Award  can  be  found  at
        http://radioclubvenezolano.org/concurso.htm [TNX The Daily DX]

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

DXCC NEWS ---> D2QMN's current operation from Angola has been  approved  for
DXCC credit. Anyone who  had  this  operation  rejected  in  a  recent  DXCC
submission can send a message to dxcc@arrl.org to be placed on the  list  to
be updated. [TNX NC1L]

FT5GA --->  The  on-line  log  (http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=FT5GA)  now
contains 37285 QSOs (latest QSO at  15.20  UTC  on  1  October)  with  12171
unique callsigns. The team will remain on the island until  8  October.  QSL
via F5OGL, direct or bureau.  As for LoTW, "uploading is not on  the  agenda
to day", the FT5GA team says, "but  we  never  said  the  log  will  not  be
uploaded in the future. We will have a lot of things to  do  before,  for  a
long long time". [TNX F5NQL]

QSL ZK2V ---> The entire batch of direct ZK2V cards (about  1400  envelopes,
confirming 2979  QSOs)  was  expected  to  be  to  the  post  office  on  29
September, "with the exception of about 100-125 cards that require  'special
handling'". Bureau cards will be tackled next. [TNX N3SL]

QSL STATISTIC ---> The idea beyond this service (http://adok.dyndns.org)  is
"to share the information stored in your local logger database  with  others
- so when deciding wheter to send your paper QSL to a station you  can  take
a look how others have received cards from that station". [TNX RX9TX]

QSL VIA W5KDJ  ---> Wayne, W5KDJ (3DA0KDJ, 5R8KD,  A25KDJ,  C91KDJ,  SV0WWW,
TF2WJN, YN2KDJ) says he does not accept QSL cards via the  bureau.  He  will
only confirm direct cards with SASE or SAE + return  postage,  or  via  eQSL
and LoTW.

SWL CLUSTER ---> DX Watch (http://www.dxwatch.com/),  the  popular  Internet
access for amateur radio DX cluster with additional tools, now has  a  newly
born  brother  cluster  devoted  to  SWL  and  general  listening  activity:
http://swl.dxwatch.com [TNX PY2ZX]

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)

VHF-DATABASE ---> The latest issue of the VHF-DATABASE (2.60 -  10/2009)  is
now available to private users as well as  DX-Cluster  Sysops  on  MMMonVHF,
the        VHF-DX-Portal.        Information        can      be    found  at
http://www.mmmonvhf.de/dbase.php [TNX DL8EBW]

XV#RRC ---> Typhoon Ketsana affected  the  plans  of  the  Russian  team  in
Vietnam. The XV6RRC operation from Ngu Island (AS-185)  was  cancelled,  but
they were able to log  2149  QSOs  operating  as  XV7RRC  from  Cham  Island
(AS-162) for 17 hours on 26 September, then  the  weather  deteriorated  and
forced them to leave the island before it was too late.  On  28  September-1
October they made 10543 QSOs as XV3RRC  from  Tam  Island  (AS-157).  A  log
search for both activities can  be  found  at  http://xv6rrc.com/;  QSL  via

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Mehmed Cosovic  (T99A,
ex-YU4CA, a  doyen  of  amateur  radio  in  Bosnia),  Vladimir  I.  Kuzichev
(UY5IA), John G. Marshall (W0JM) and Travis G. Casanova (W5GED).

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0EL,  3DA0MH,  3DA0MM,  3DA0TB,
3DA0VA, 3G1M (SA-069), 4S7NE, 4X4DK,  4X4WN,  5K0T,  5V7PRF,  7P8MM,  7P8OK,
7P8YI, 7Q7BP, 7Q7HB, 7X4AN, 8Q7DV, 9J2FM, 9L1X,  A25/DL7DF,  A35ZS,  A43DLH,
A45XR, A92HB, AH6RQ, B1Z, BA7IO/4  (AS-136),  BX0ZR,  BX5AA,  C21TI,  C6AGU,
CG200I (NA-128),  CQ2I,  CU2A,  D44AC,  D44TXS,  DY1C  (OC-120),  EA9/KH0AM,
GI0KOW, GJ6YB (EU-013), H44MY  (OC-162),  HA0NAR,  HC8N,  HR9/WQ7R,  HV5PUL,
JD1BMH, K5D, K7C, N6PYN/KL7 (NA-239), OJ0B,  OJ0J,  OY/LA6FJA,  P29NI,  PR5D
(SA-047), PV8ADI, PX6T (SA-080), PX8M (SA-041), S04R,  TI2KI,  TJ3SL,  TL0A,
TM2HC, TM5EL (EU-094), TO3R, TO8YY, TY5ZR, UA0AV, UP5G, V31WC, V51YJ,  V55X,
V63MY (OC-259), V7XX, V85SS, V8AQM, VK0BP,  VK9CNC,  VK9GMW,  VK9LA,  VK9NI,
ZK2V, ZK3AH, ZL7/SP5EAQ, ZX8A (SA-016).


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