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12 December 2009                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 971
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3V     - Commemorating the 10th anniversary  of  Scout  amateur  radio  club
         3V8ST, special station 3V10A will be active until 31 December  from
         the headquarter of  Tunisian  Scouts  in  Tunis.  QSL  direct  (see
         qrz.com) or bureau.
C5     - Eric, SM1TDE will be  active  holiday  style  as  C56SMT  from  The
         Gambia from 10 December to 3 January. He will operate mainly CW  (2
         kHz from the band edges), with some RTTY and SSB. QSL  via  SM1TDE,
         bureau preferred. [TNX SM1TDE]
C5     - Niels, OZ8KR will be active again as C56KR from Bakuto, The  Gambia
         on 5-24 March. He will operate holiday style on 80-10  metres  SSB.
         QSL via OZ8KR. [TNX OZ8KR]
CE0Z   - Lars, SM6CUK is now active  as  CE0Z/SM6CUK  from  Robinson  Crusoe
         Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago (SA-005) until 14  December.  He
         operates CW only on  all  bands  (160  metres  excluded).  QSL  via
         SM6CUK, direct or bureau. [TNX dx-hamspirit.com]
CE0Z   - Toshi, JA8BMK will be active as  CE0Z/JA8BMK  from  Juan  Fernandez
         from 19 January to 2 February. He plans  to  operate  SSB,  CW  and
         digital modes on 160-10 metres, with a  focus  on  the  low  bands.
         [TNX http://dx-hamspirit.com/]
CX     - Ghis, ON5NT will be active  as  CX5DNT  (not  CX5NT  as  previously
         announced) from Uruguay on 12-17  December.  He  plans  to  operate
         holiday style during the local evening and night  hours,  typically
         on 30 and 40 metres CW. QSL via ON5NT. [TNX ON5NT]
DU     - Lee, HL1IWD will be active as DU1/HL1IWD from  Manila,  Philippines
         from 31 December to 3 January. QSL via bureau to  home  call.  [TNX
GI     - Special event station GB1HF will be operated from Northern  Ireland
         starting on 14 December to celebrate the 100th anniversary  of  the
         first powered flight in Ireland  by  Harry  Ferguson  (31  December
         1909).  The  station  will  be  on  air  from  the  Harry  Ferguson
         Memorial, Dromore will operate SSB, CW and RTTY  on  80-10  metres.
         QSL via MI0SAI, direct, bureau and LoTW. [TNX www.southgatearc.org]
J6     - John, VE8EV will be active as J68/VE8EV from St. Lucia (NA-108)  on
         18-20 December. He will operate SSB and CW  on  all  bands,  mostly
         during the RAC Canada Winter  Contest.  All  contacts  are  welcome
         during the contest, stations outside of Canada just sent RS(T)  and
         a serial number. QSL to home call. [TNX VE8EV]
J6     - John, W5JON will be active  again as  J68JA from  Marigot Bay,  St.
         Lucia on 2-11 March. He plans to operate on 160-6 metres (including
         60 metres) and  to  participate  in  the  ARRL International DX SSB
         Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX W5JON]
JD1_mt - Masa, JD1BMM is active from Minami Torishima until 16 December.  He
         will return on 20 January 2010 and will remain until  mid-February,
         for what it is likely to be "the last chance to  make  a  QSO  with
         JD1/M" for some time, The Daily  DX  reports.  The  Japanese  Coast
         Guard radio station on the island closed down on  1  December,  and
         the amateur radio club will close in February.
JD1_oga - Harry, JG7PSJ (JD1BMH) and Makoto, JI5RPT (JD1BLY) will be  active
         from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 27 December to 1  January.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB and digital  modes  on  160-6  metres,
         with a focus on the low bands, and  via  satellite.  QSL  via  home
         calls. Further information,  including  on-line  logs  and  QSLling
         instructions,  can  be  found  at  http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/  (for
         JD1BLY) and http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh/  (for  JD1BMH).
         [TNX JI5RPT]
P4     - Marty, W2CG will be active as  either  P40C  or  P40CG  from  Aruba
         (SA-036) on 5-26 January. He plans  to  operate  primarily  CW  and
         RTTY on 80-6 metres, usually  between  12-14  UTC  and  20-24  UTC,
         other times as schedule permits. QSL via  W2CG,  direct  or  bureau
         (but LoTW preferred). [TNX W2CG]
SP     - Special event station HF150LZ will be active until 27  December  to
         celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth  of  Ludwik  Zamenhof,
         the inventor of Esperanto. QSL via SP4YPB.
TA     - The  TC  Special  Wireless Activity  Team (www.tcswat.org)  will be
         active as TC2IYK on 12-13 December from the  Istanbul  Sailing Club
         from  the  International  Naval Contest 2009. QSL via the bureau or
         direct to TCSWAT, PK 73 Karakoy, 34421 Istanbul, Turkey. [TNX TA0U]
VK     - The Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia will be  active
         as VI2BI from Broughton Island (OC-212) on 5-7 February.  The  team
         will include Tommy/VK2IR,  Peter/VK2NN,  Allan/VK2GR,  Raffy/VK2RF,
         Paul/VK2HV and John/VK3JHA, and they plan to operate  CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL direct to VK2CL. They have a web page  at
         www.vi2bi.blogspot.com [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
YI     - YI9PSE will be active from Erbil, Iraq  in  late  spring  or  early
         summer of 2010. Paul, N6PSE and others (for the time being  JH4RHF,
         N6NU, N6OX, NI6T, VE7CT and W8HW) plan to operate CW, SSB and  RTTY
         on 160-10 metres with at least three stations  for  7-9  days.  QSL
         via  N6NKT.  Details  can  be  found   at    http://www.yi9pse.com/
YV     - Celebrating his Silver Jubilee in amateur radio,  Pasquale,  YV5KAJ
         will be  active  as  YW5EID  from  La  Tortuga  (SA-044)  on  26-29
         December. This special callsign's suffix is  in  honour  Pasquale's
         Elmer, Anacleto Marrai (IW5EID), who  has  been  invited  as  guest
         operator. Look for activity on 12, 15, 17, 20,  30  and  40  metres
         usign SSB and digital  modes  (RTTY,  BPSK  and  Olivia).  QSL  via
         EA5KB. [TNX YV5KAJ]
ZL     - The new dates for the IOTA activity from  Stewart  Island  (OC-203)
         [425DXN 962]  are 12-23 March.  Ray, VK4DXA (ZL4TY) and Paul, ZL4PW
         (ZL4M) will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres.  Information
         at   http://www.zl4pw.orconhosting.net.nz/OC203/si_index.htm   [TNX

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (November 2009) is now  available
at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles  and  pictures  should
be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba @ iz3eba.it)

BAHRAIN & 6 METRES  --->  The  Daily  DX  reports  that  radioamateurs  from
Bahrain can now operate  on  6  metres  (50.0-50.5  MHz  on  a  primary  and
exclusive basis, and 50.05-52 MHz on a secondary basis)  and  on  additional
frequencies on 136 KHz, 1.8 MHz, 7 MHz, 430 MHz and higher bands.  They  can
not operate on these newly allocated frequencies until  their  licenses  are

INDIA & 30 METRES ---> The Wireless Planning &  Communication  Wing  of  the
Ministry of Communications in India has written  to  the  President  of  the
Amateur Radio Society of India (VU2GMN) to  inform  that  10.100-10.150  MHz
has been allocated to Amateur  Services  on  a  secondary  basis  in  India.
Earlier, temporary permissions were issued from time to time for 10 MHz.  It
has also been communicated that the 50-52 MHz (6m) band cannot be  allocated
now  since  it  has  already  been  allocated  to   other    services.  [TNX

+ SILENT KEYS + The ARRL reports that  William  A.  "Bill"  Wilson  (K6ARO),
passed  away  on  5  December  at  95  years  of  age.  First  appointed  as
presidential envoy to  Rome  in  1981,  he  was  appointed  the  first  full
ambassador to the Holy See in  1984,  serving  until  1986.  Other  recently
reported Silent Keys include Attilio Sacco (I1BAY), former President of  ARI


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3D2GM,  3D2KJ,  3D2MJ,  3D2OU,
3DA0JK, 4L8A, 4U1UN, 4W6AL, 5B4KH,  5H3EE,  8J1RL  (AN-015),  8R1DB,  A41MX,
A52FJJ,  AH0BT,  AL7R,  BD2RJ/2  (AS-151  and  (AS-158),  C31CT,  CT8/DL7JAN
(EU-175),  CU3EJ,  D2NX,  E51QMA,  E51TUG,  E7/KX7M,  ES1WN,  ES3AX,  ET3JA,
FJ/WQ2N, FK/JA1NLX (OC-033), FM5LD, FO/SP9PT  (OC-046),  FP/G3ZAY,  FP/KV1J,
JY4NE, K9RR/4 (NA-138 and NA-142), KH0/JR4GPA, KH7C, KL7HBK,  KV4FZ,  LU5OM,
LX/PA6Z, LX1NO, LY2ZZ,  MJ/OH2KI,  N2OB  (NA-111),  OH1AA  (EU-096),  OX3XR,
PZ5M, R1ANB, R1ANC,  R1AND,  R1ANY,  SV5/G0TSM,  T2G,  T30GM,  T68G,  TF3CW,
TG0AA, TG9NX, TI7DBS,  TM0M  (EU-065),  TX5SPA  (OC-152),  TX5SPM  (OC-027),
TY1MS, UA0FAI (AS-018), UA0ZC, UA2FFW,  UN8GV,  VE1/G3ZAY  (NA-126),  VK9LA,
VP2VVV, VP8DIZ, VY0O (NA-230),  W3FO/KH2,  WN1Y/NH2,  WP4U,  YW5F  (SA-058),


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