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17 April 2010                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 989
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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9A     - Tony/IK2SNG, Augusto/IK4RQJ and Sergio/IZ4BBF  will  be  active  as
         9A/homecall from the island of Sveti Nikola (EU-110) on 13-17  May.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY on  the  HF  bands  with
         100 watts and vertical antennas. QSL via home calls.
9A     - A second activity from Sveti Nikola (EU-110) is  expected  to  take
         place  from  28  May  to  2  June.  Giovanni/I2OGV,    Ivano/I2RFJ,
         Giuseppe/I2ZBX, Diego/IZ2AMV  and  Andrea/IZ2LSC  will  operate  as
         9A/homecall on 80-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY,  with  three  or  four
         stations. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.  On-line  logs  and
         further information at www.timpy.it/eu110/
9M     - Mirek, VK6DXI will be active as 9M8DX from Kuching,  East  Malaysia
         on 16-20 April and as 9M8DX/2 from Kuala Lumpur, West  Malaysia  on
         20-23 and again on 26-29  April.  A  side  trip  to  Tioman  Island
         (AS-046) is planned for 24-26 April. Mirek will operate mainly  CW,
         with an emphasis on 12, 17 and 30 metres. QSL  via  SP5UAF,  direct
         or bureau.
9Y     - Look for Rolf, 9Y/DL2DBE to be active from San  Fernando,  Trinidad
         (SA-011) until the end of April. His activity so far  has  been  on
         10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 metres. QSL via DJ5BWD. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
CX     - Special callsign CV7G will be in use on 20 and 40 metres SSB  17-19
         April. It will commemorate  the  landing  of  the  Treinta  y  Tres
         Orientales (Thirty-Three Easterners) on Agraciada  Beach  in  1825,
         an insurrectional action for the indipendence of Oriental  Province
         that eventually led to the foundation of Uruguay as an  independent
         nation. QSL via CX7ABK.
DL     - DJ9MD, DK7JAN, DK8MIL and DK9BTX  will  be  active  as  DF0TM  from
         Amrum Island (EU-042) on 23-26 April. QSL via bureau; direct  cards
         should be sent to DK8MIL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
GM     - Graham/MM0GHM, Gordon/MM0GOR  and  Mark/M0UTD  will  be  active  as
         GM6TW/p from the Isle of Eigg (EU-008)  on  24-27  April.  QSL  via
         G0UZP. [TNX southgatearc.org]
I      - Patrizio,  I0KHP  will  participate  in  this  year's International
         Marconi  Day  (24  April,  see  below)  from  Villa  dei   Principi
         (Civitavecchia, Rome). QSL via home call, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
LA     - Helmut, DL5DSM and Bernhard, DL9UBF will  be  active  as  LA/DL5DSM
         (CW) and LA/DL9UBF (SSB) from Vardo Island (EU-141)  on  5-10  May.
         They will use 100 watts and ground plane  antennas.  QSL  via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rgsbiota.org]
OZ     - Dominic/ON4AZP,  Michel/ON4CAQ,  Francois/ON6VP,  Herman/ON7FH  and
         Maurice/ON7KS  will  be  active  as  OZ5K  from  Langeland   Island
         (EU-172) on 12-18 May. They will also operate from  Lolland  Island
         (EU-029) for one day  during  that  time  frame.  QSL  via  ON4AMM,
         direct  or  bureau.  Further  information  can    be    found    at
         on4dst.be/iota.html [TNX rsgbiota.org]
OZ     - Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active as OZ/homecall from  Lango
         Island, off Langeland Island (EU-172) on 15-24 May.  They  plan  to
         Operate SSB and digital modes 80-10 metres, with some activity on 2
         and  6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX PA1H]
OZ     - A couple of operations will took place from  Fano  Island  (EU-125)
         between May and June. Yogi, DB5YB will be active as  OZ/DB5YB  from
         21 May to 2 June (QSL via home call, bureau preferred), while  Tom,
         DL4VM will be active as OZ/DL4VM from 29 May to 12 June.  Tom  will
         operate CW on 40-15 metres, with 20 watts and  a  dipole.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
P2     - Mat/JA1JQY (P29VJY), Sasi JA1KJW (P29VKJ) and Kuni  JA8VE  (P29VEK)
         will be active from New Britain Island (OC-008), Papua  New  Guinea
         on 15-23 April. They will operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres  with
         two stations. QSL via home calls. [TNX JA1ELY]
PA     - Roland, DL1EAL will  be  active  as  PA/DL1EAL  from  Texel  Island
         (EU-038) between 23 May and 10 June, including an entry in  the  CQ
         WW WPX CW Contest. He will operate holiday style on  80-10  metres,
         using 100 watts and dipoles. CW is his favourite mode, but he  will
         also operate PSK, RTTY and  SSB.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
T2     - K6HFA's flight from Fiji to Tuvalu was  delayed,  and  Hugh  became
         active as T2A a couple of days later than planned [425DXN 981].  He
         should remain on Tuvalu until 21 April.  This  will  be  a  battery
         powered operation, as "his power supply has blown up  due  to  over
         voltage from an unregulated generator", The Daily DX reports.  Also
         "his key apparently has been damaged". QSL via K6HFA.
TA     - The  TC  Special   Wireless  Activity  Team  (www.tcswat.org)  will
         operate under three special callsigns  between  17  and  25  April.
         TB90MM will  be  active  on  17-25  April  to  celebrate  the  90th
         anniversary of the  Grand  National  Assembly  of  Turkey  (Turkiye
         Buyuk Millet Meclisi); TC1GLH will be active on  20-22  April  from
         Gelibolu Lighthouse (Sea of  Marmara);  TC57A  will  be  active  on
         23-25 April in remembrance of the role played by the 57th  Infantry
         Regiment of the Turkish Fifth Army during the Dardanelles  Campaign
         in 1915. QSL via TA1HZ.
UA     - Special event station R140L  will  be  active  on  17-25  April  to
         commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of  Vladimir  Ilyich
         Ul'janov, later known as Lenin. QSL via RW4HO.
UR     - Members of the Mountain  Rescue  team  of  Crimea  (UR5FIR,  UU1JN,
         UU3JS, UU5JA, UU5JHQ and UY7IQ) will run a training operation  from
         Mount Tyrke (1283m a.s.l.), Ukraine on 16-18 April.  They  plan  to
         be active as UU5JZA/p and homecall/p on the HF bands and 2  metres.
         [TNX DX World]
UR     - Irina, UY2RY and Vitaly, UT7RW will be  active  as  EN5R  on  20-27
         April from Redkovka, one of the many villages that  were  evacuated
         after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster back in 1986. [TNX UY2RA]
VK     - Special callsign VK100WIA will be operated from 1  May  through  31
         October  to  celebrate  the  100th  anniversary  of  the   Wireless
         Institute  of  Australia.  All  of  the  QSOs  will  be   confirmed
         automatically via the bureau. Direct cards with return postage  may
         be  sent  to  Wireless  Institute  of  Australia,  P.O.  Box  2042,
         Bayswater VIC 3153, Australia. Details on the  centenary  programme
         and the relevant operating award can be found on  the  WIA  website
VP8_so - The Micro-lite Penguins DXpedition Team will  be  active  from  the
         South Orkney Islands (AN-008) from 27 January to 8  February  2011.
         The  website  for  the  DXpedition  is  at  www.vp8o.com;   further
         information  will  be  available  after  this   coming    weekend's
         International DX Convention in Visalia.
ZS8    - Pierre, ZS1HF expected to reach Marion Island [425DXN  980]  on  15
         April. He will be there on a 12-month work assignment, but it  will
         take a few weeks before he can get on the amateur radio  bands.  He
         will be active as ZS8M during his spare time, and will operate  SSB
         and digital modes on 160-10 metres, plus 6 and 2 metres. He  has  a
         website at www.zs8m.com

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

3W6C ---> The 3W6C team on Con Co (AS-185) had to turn off the  CW  and  the
SSB sites on 13 April at 5 UTC "due to  security  political  reasons".  They
have been back on the air again since 5 UTC on 14 April, with  two  stations
(CW and SSB, 40-10 metres) located at the HQ  site,  which  only  permits  a
limited antenna layout. Follow the updates at www.3w6c.qrv.ch

CHINA EMERGENCY ---> The Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA)  has  asked
that the frequencies of 7050 kKHz and 7060 kHz be kept clear  for  emergency
amateur radio communications following the recent devastating earthquake  in
Yu Shu district, Qinghai province. [TNX southgatearc.org]

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club,
G4CRC/GB4IMD, the International Marconi  Day  (IMD)  is  a  24-hour  amateur
radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of  Guglielmo  Marconi  (25
April 1874). It is not a contest, but an  opportunity  for  amateurs  around
the  world  to  make  contacts  with  historic   Marconi    sites  using  HF
communications techniques. This year's event will be held on 24 April,  from
00.00 UTC through 23.59 UTC. Details, including information on the  relevant
Award Certificates and the listing of participating stations, can  be  found
at www.gb4imd.org.uk

JW5E ---> After the accidental death of Mathias (JW5NM),  his  widow  Inger,
JW8KT, is prepared to continue making the JW5E-hut available for  guests  of
the club and contest station  JW5E.  If  interested  to  rent  the  hut  and
station you can contact Inger via e-mail (ibjerr@online.no).

MY SUMMIT  --->  DX  Summit  has  added  a  new  application  ("My  Summit")
available to registered users. The new function establishes "a  new  two-way
personalized channel from you to DX Summit", and enables  users  to  specify
what DX information (e.g. needed callsigns,  DXCC  Entities,  bands,  modes)
they would like to receive and to be alerted when it  appears.  Details  and
instructions can be found at www.dxsummit.fi

PACIFIC ODYSSEY ---> Alex, UT5UY says that preparations for the  forthcoming
DXpedition [425DXN 984] are going "very  fine".  The  Pacific  Odyssey  will
include activity from Samoa as 5W0OX (18-19 May), Central Kiribati  as  T31X
and T31UR (22 May-1 June) and Tokelau as  ZK3X  (2-6  June).  All  QSLs  via
UR3HR, direct or bureau.  Financial  assistance  is  being  sought  to  help
offset  the  costs;  please  visit    www.uz1hz.com/pacificodyssey.html  for
further information.

+ SILENT KEYS + Recently reported Silent Keys include Hans  Pollak  (DJ0VZ),
Mike Docking (M0JMD), Stanley  Haase  (K8VI),  Leonard  H.  Elster  (VE3LA),
Wilson A. Brooks (VE3OQI), Wilbur William Lightbourne (VP9WL) and  Allen  T.
Rothschadl (W9WAQ).


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