425 DX News issue #973

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26 December 2009                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 973
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

9A     - Tom,  9A2AA  enjoys  operating   from  Croatian   islands  and  has
         activated more than 500 of them ("exactly 523") so  far.  For  this
         reason he  has  been  granted  permission  to  use  special  prefix
         callsign 9A500AA from 1 January through  31  December.  QSL  9A2AA.
         [TNX 9A2AA]
GJ     - ON4PQ, ON5HC, ON5MF, ON7PQ and ON7USB  will  operate  CW,  SSB  and
         RTTY on 80-10 metres as  MJ/OP9X/p  from  Les  Minquiers  (EU-099),
         Jersey from 31 March to 7 April. QSL via ON4PQ, direct  or  bureau.
         The web site for  the  operation  is  at  http://www.eu099.be  [TNX
HS     - Joerg, DL1MJF will be active again as HS0ZGQ from Thailand from  30
         December to 25 January, including a  one  week  side  trip  to  Koh
         Samui (AS-101). He will operate CW and SSB on  40-10  metres  using
         100 watts and a dipole. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
KL     - Yuri/UA9OBA, Merle/N6PYN and Yuri/N3QQ plan to  operate  as  KL7RRC
         from Chirikof, Semidi Islands (NA-235, new one)  in  late  July  or
         early August.  This  will  be  a  "typical  Russian  Robinson  Club
         operation" for about one week,  depending  on  weather  conditions.
         After the  Chirikof  operation  is  completed  they  might  go  and
         operate as  N6PYN/KL7  from  the  Seal  Islands  (NA-239).  Further
         information is expected in due course. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
OH     - Celebrating her 20th anniversary in amateur radio, Anne, OH2YL will
         be active again as OG20YL from 30 December  to 3 January. She  will
         operate CW on the HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX OH2YL]
PA     - Celebrating the 600th anniversary of the charter that granted  city
         rights to Purmerend, special event station PC600P  will  be  active
         on 1-27 January, 1-28 May and 1-28 September. QSL via  PA3HGP.  All
         of the QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL after  each  activity
         period, and will be confirmed automatically via  the  bureau  after
         the last activity period. Local operators are expected  to  operate
         under special prefix callsigns (i.e. PA600MIR,  PA601FR,  PA602SWL,
         PA603HGP, PD602YL, PE603HG,  etc)  during  the  same  time  frames.
         Information on the relevant short time award will be  available  at
         http://hamradio.nikhef.nl/afdeling/waterland/ [TNX PA0MIR]
PJ4    - Hennie, PE1MAE will be active  again  as  PJ4/PE1MAE  from  Bonaire
         (SA-006) for a couple of months  starting  around  10  January.  He
         will operate SSB mainly on 40 metres  around  00.00  UTC.  QSL  via
         PA2NJC, direct or bureau. [TNX PA2NJC]
PY0F   - Fred, PY2XB will be active as PY2XB/PY0F from Fernando  de  Noronha
         (SA-003) from 23 January to 3 February.  He  will  operate  on  all
         bands CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, and will  participate  in  the  CQ  WW
         160M DX Contest (CW) as PQ0F. QSL  via  PT7WA,  direct  or  bureau.
         [TNX PT7WA]
V8     - Jan, DL7JAN will be active as V88/DL7JAN from Bandar Seri  Begawan,
         the capital city of Brunei (OC-088), from 22 February to  3  March.
         He plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  160-10  metres.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX http://dx-hamspirit.com/]
VK     - The VK6IOA expedition to  the  Houtman  Abrolhos  (OC-211)  [425DXN
         964] has changed destination, and will  be  going  to  the  Wallabi
         group instead of  Robertson  Island.  The  operators  (Wally/VK6YS,
         Nigel/VK6NI and Bruce/KD6WW) expect to  be  QRV  by  4  UTC  on  31
         December. They plan to have  three  stations  active  at  the  same
         time. QSL via VK4AAR. The web page for the expedition can be  found
         at http://www.westozdx.net/index.html
VK     - VI2AJ2010 is the very special callsign to be used by  Scouts  under
         the guidance of Fishers Ghost Amateur Radio Club  members  (VK2FFG)
         during  the  22nd  Australian  Jamboree  (4-14  January).  QSL  via
         operator's instructions. [TNX VK2IA]
VP2M   - Mike, W1USN will be operate mainly SSB and  PSK31  as  VP2MPR  from
         Montserrat (NA-103) from 28 February to 13 March.  Bob,  AA1M  will
         operate mostly CW as VP2MPL on 3-11  March.  QSL  via  home  calls.
         [TNX AA1M]
XE     - Celebrating the  Centennial  of  the  Mexican  Revolution  and  the
         Bicentennial of Mexico's Independence,  the  Radio  Club  Queretaro
         (XE1RCQ) will operate as 4A1B from 1 January to  31  December.  QSL
         via LZ3HI. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
YI     - YI9PSE will be active from Erbil, Iraq [425DXN 971] on 3-11  April.
         Paul, N6PSE and others (for the time  being  AH6HY,  JH4RHF,  K3VN,
         N2WB, N6NU, N6OX, NI6T, W8HW and YI1UNH) plan to  operate  CW,  SSB
         and RTTY on 160-10 metres with at least three stations at the  same
         time.  QSL  via  N6NKT.   Further  information  can  be  found   at
         http://www.yi9pse.com/ [TNX http://dx-hamspirit.com/]

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

5R8IC ---> A few  pictures  of  Eric's  (F6ICX)  latest  activity  as  5R8IC
(AF-090) can be found at http://f6kbk.free.fr/5r8ic/5r8ic.htm; a log  search
(including his activity in 2008) is available  at  http://logsearch.de  [TNX

CAROLINA DX ASSOCIATION ---> At its annual meeting held on 9  December,  the
Carolina  DX  Association  (http://www.cdxa.org/)elected    the    following
officers  to  serve  for  2010:  Ted  Goldthorpe/W4VHF    (President),  Paul
Ponak/AD4IE  (Vice  President),  Cliff  Wagoner/W3ZL  (Secretary-Treasurer),
John Scott/K8YC (Newsletter Editor), Dick Williams/W3OA  (Contest  Manager),
Joe  Simpkins/K4MD  and  Paul   Sturpe/W3GQ    (Cluster    Managers),  Wayne
Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]

OH CONTEST/DX CONFERENCE ---> The 15th annual  CCF  (Contest  Club  Finland)
and OHDXF (OH DXFoundation, http://www.ohdxf.fi)  Contest  &  DX  Conference
will be held at the Islande Hotel in Riga, Latvia on 22-24 January.  Further
information,  prices  and    registration    details    are    available  at

QSL C4SV --->  The  Cyprus  Amateur  Radio  Society  (CARS)  QSL  bureau  is
receiving significant numbers of QSLs for C4SV. The QSL manager for C4SV  is
SV2DGH, and QSLs should be sent to him at via  the  RAAG  (SV)  QSL  bureau.
C4SV QSLs should NOT be sent to the CARS bureau. At best, QSLs sent  to  the
CARS bureau will suffer significant delays. [TNX 5B4AHJ]

WILLIS ISLAND ---> Dave, VK9WBM [425DXN 970] has been on Willis  Island  for
a while and is experiencing unexpected problems. "I  am  slowly  getting  on
HF", he says, "but I am not there yet. I cannot erect a mast,  the  soil  is
coral rubble and sand and will not hold a guy peg. The soil is  a  bone  dry
insulator and I have been unable to get any viable earth. The  longwire  has
worked 2 stations and  is  to  be  removed  and  replaced  with  a  balanced
antenna. This will take a bit of work as I have no ATU except the Icom  AH4,
an unbalanced only auto ATU. On 6m I am unable to mount  the  beam  anywhere
useful. It can only point out to the ocean. I have built a 300ohm  slim  jim
and worked about 40 stations, mainly VK2 but with some VK3,4,5 and one  ZL2.
Listen for me in the afternoons on 6m, between 0400z and 0900z". When he  is
"reliably on HF", he anticipates it "will be 40m and harmonics  only".  [TNX

+ SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  Fritz  Zwingli
(HB9RE),  Roberto  Rossi  (I5RRE),  Giuseppe  Montuschi  (IK4EPI),  Gary  D.
Poorman (K4VT), Henry W. Herman (W3UJ) and Fred "Angus" Small (ZL3FS).


QSLs received direct or  through  managers:  3A2MD,  3D20CR,  3D2GM,  3D2KJ,
3D2MJ, 3D2NB, 3X5A, 4J3M, 4S7NE, 4U1ITU, 4X/N2TA,  5F1ROM,  5H3EE,  5H3VMB/5
(AF-074), 5K0T, 5N0OCH, 5Q1A,  5W0KH,  5X1VB,  6Y1V,  6Y5WJ,  7P8MM,  7P8VB,
7Q7HB, 8P9SS,  8R1PY,  9H3DB,  9J2FM,  9M6DXX/p  (OC-133),  9M6JC,  9M6XRO/p
(OC-133), A52FJJ, A71BU,  A92GR,  AI5P/VK9N,  AP2TN,  BA4TB,  BD4QH,  BU2AQ,
BW3/DJ3KR, C37URE, C6ATA,  C91VM/5  (AF-088),  CE1/K7CA,  CE2/K0MD,  CM6RCR,
(OC-127), HH7/N3BNA, HI8RV,  HV0A,  HZ1AN,  IM0A  (EU-165),  IY1NGM,  J20VB,
J68JA, J79ZG, JD1BMM, K5D, KH7XS, KL7RRC/p (NA-233), KV4FZ, LA2NK  (EU-044),
LX/PA6Z, OJ0B, OX3R, P29NI (OC-205),P29VCX (OC-102), P29VLR (OC-231),  P49Y,
PJ4A, PY0FF, PZ5M, S04R,  ST2R,  SU8LH,  SY2A,  T27OU,  T2G,  T30GM,  T77NM,
T88CW, TK9X,  TM0M,  TN5SN,  TO4X,  TO8YY,  TX5SPA,  TX5SPM,  TY1MS,  TZ6JA,
UA9UZZ, UU4JDD/p (EU-180), UU4JDD/P (EU-180), V47NT, V51AS, VK9DWX,  VP2MDG,


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