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01 May 2010                                               A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 991
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

5Z     - Tony, IK8VRH will be working in Kenya from 8 May until April  2012.
         Requested callsign is 5Z4RH (to be approved by  the  Communications
         Commission of Kenya). Information on a new amateur radio shack  for
         rent at a tourist resort in  Malindi  will  be  available  in  late
         June. [TNX IK8VRH]
7X     - Special event station 7U3GDW ("Great Desert of the World") will  be
         active from Djelfa, Algeria for  the  International  Amateur  Radio
         Meeting that will take place on 17-22 May. QSL via  7X2DD.  Further
         information on the event,  hosted  by  the  Radio  Club  of  Djelfa
         (7X2VFK), can be found at qrz.com under 7U3GDW.
9A     - Kiko/9A4KW and Felix/9A5BS will operate SSB and CW on  80,  40  and
         20 metres as homecall/p from Nature Park Zumberak-Samoborsko  gorje
         on 1 May. Koki/9A2TN,  Tiho/9A7GAE  and  six  teen-age  members  of
         Radio Club Osijek (9A1BOP) will be active as 9A1BOP/p  from  Nature
         Park Kopacki rit on 5 May. They plan to operate mainly SSB  on  80,
         40 and 20 metres. Franjo/9A2MF, Daki/9A2WJ and Emir/9A6AA  will  be
         active as homecall/p from National Park Krka on 7-8  May  and  from
         Nature Park Lake Vrana on 9 May. They plan to operate SSB,  CW  and
         PSK31 on 40, 30 and 20 metres. Information on  the  Croatian  Flora
         Fauna Program can be found at www.9aff.com [TNX 9A6AA]
CO     - Gustavo, CO2NO will be active through  May  every  odd  day  on  20
         metres BPSK31 (14070 kHz),  and  on  40  metres  BPSK31  and  JT65A
         (7038-7040 kHz) starting at 3 UTC. QSL direct to HA3JB. [TNX HA3JB]
CO     - CO2NO, CO2WL,  CO2IZ  and  CO2WF  will  participate  in  the  Volta
         Contest (8-9 May) as CO2FRC. QSL via bureau. [TNX HA3JB]
CT7    - A large  group of operators from the  Algarve  STAR  DX  Team  will
         activate six different lighthouses on 15-16 May. Special  callsigns
         to be used are CQ72LHA (Ponta do Altar),  CQ72LHM  (Cabo  de  Santa
         Maria on Culatra  Island,  EU-145),  CQ72LHP  (Ponta  da  Piedade),
         CQ72LHR (Vila Real  de    Santo  Antonio),  CQ72LHV  (Cabo  de  Sao
         Vicente) and  CQ72LHZ  (Alfanzina).  QSL  for  all  callisigns  via
         CT2HTN, direct or bureau.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         www.algarvedx.com [TNX CT1GFK]
FW     - JA2NQG, JH2BNL  and  JI2UAY  will  be  active  from  Wallis  Island
         (OC-054) on 14-24 July. Requested callsigns are  FW5M,  TO2BNL  and
         FW5FM respectively. They will try to go  and  operate  from  Futuna
         (OC-118) during their stay in FW. QSL via  home  calls.  They  will
         also be active from  from  Fiji  (3D2)  on  13-14  July  (callsigns
         unknown). [TNX NG3K]
G      - Kevan, 2E0WMG will be active from  Lundy  Island  (EU-120)  on  5-8
         May. This will be a battery-powered activity, and  operating  times
         will be limited as well as his  power.  He  plans  to  operate  SSB
         mainly on 80, 40, 20 and 17 metres with about  20W.  QSL  via  home
         call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
GM     - Five members of the Camb-Hams plan to activate the  Monach  Islands
         (EU-111) for 24 hours from approximately 14 UTC on 5  May.  If  the
         weather is bad the trip could  be  delayed  for  up  to  48  hours.
         Callsign will probably be GM3PYE/P and QSL manager will  be  M0VFC.
         The team plan to have two stations QRV simultaneously. [TNX G3ZAY]
GM     - Doug, GM0ELP (CW) and Simon, M0GBK (SSB) will  be  active  as  MM3T
         from the Isle of Bute (EU-123) on 24-25 July for the IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via eQSL only, as "we do not have paper QSL  cards"  (but  IOTA
         chasers will be able to claim credit online once the  contest  logs
         are uploaded to www.rsgbiota.org in 2011). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
H40    - Jacek, SP5DRH (H40KJ) and Jerzy, SP3BQ (H40BQ) will be active  from
         Pigeon Island (OC-065), Temotu Province on 7-22 October. They  will
         focus on 160 and 80 metres CW, with operations on the higher  bands
         (including some  digital  modes  activity  on  20  and  30  metres)
         depending on propagation. QSL via home  calls,  direct  or  bureau.
         Further information can be found at www.sp5drh.com/h40 [TNX SP5DRH]
HB0    - Johannes, DF5AU will be active as HB0/DF5AU from  Liechtenstein  on
         8-12 May. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands, with a  focus
         on 80 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DF5AU]
KH5    - Founded by Eric Scace (K3NA) and Carsten  Esch  (DL6LAU)  in  2007,
         Radio Expeditions, Inc is a permanent, non-profit  organization  of
         volunteers whose first project was the 2008  VP6DX  record  breaker
         expedition to  Ducie Island. The second project is a DXpedition  to
         Jarvis Island (OC-081), which is planned to take place  between  17
         November  and 1 December (depending on weather and sea conditions).
         The  dates were chosen to maximize propagation openings on both low
         and high  bands to Europe. A large group of operators will staff 12
         stations  on  CW, SSB and  RTTY  on  160-6 metres. Applications for
         the required government permits have been submitted to the US  Fish
         & Wildlife Service. No individual contributions are being solicited
         until the permits have been received. [TNX DX World]
KP4    - The Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League (www.prarl.org)  will  operate
         special event station K4C from 4 July to 1 August to celebrate  the
         XXI Central American and Caribbean Games that will  take  place  in
         Mayaguez. QSL via KP4ES.
OA     - Hans,OE3NHW has been in  Peru  since  mid-March,  and  will  remain
         there until the end of June. He operates  as  OA6/OE3NHW  from  the
         Andes and as OA4/OE3NHW  from  Lima.  QSL  via  home  call,  bureau
         preferred. [TNX DX Newsletter]
OE     - Special callsigns OE50AMRS,  OE50XAM,  OE50XCL,  OE50XCW,  OE50XLC,
         OE50XMA and OE50XRM will be activated on all bands and  modes  from
         1 September until 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniversary  of
         the Austrian Military Radio Society. QSLs via OE4RGC  (all  of  the
         QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX OE1MHL]
OZ     - Al, LA9SN will be active as OZ/LA9SN/p from Laeso  Island  (EU-088)
         on 19-24 May. He will operate CW and SSB on the HF  bands,  running
         high power from his car. QSL via home call. [TNX LA9SN]
OZ     - DG3XA, DH8HD, DL4HG,DL7AT and DO3HJW will be  active  as  OZ/DA0T/p
         from Mando Island (EU-125) on 22-27 July.  They  will  operate  SSB
         and CW and will take part  in  the  IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  DA0T,
         bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
PA     - Jelle, PD5JFK and Bernard, PD7BZ will be  active  as  PD6MILL  from
         windmill "De Eendracht" on 8-9 May for the Dutch National  Windmill
         Weekend (www.wota2010.tk). They will operate SSB and digital  modes
         on 10, 20 and 40 metres, and on 2 metres SSB. All of the QSOs  will
         be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards  should  be
         sent to PD7BZ. [TNX PD7BZ]
PA     - Frans, PC2F will be active as PC100AR from 29 May  to  26  June  to
         celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo, the  famous  Italian
         automaker founded on 24 June 1910. QSL via PC2F, direct or  bureau.
         [TNX PC2F]
S7    -  Marq,  CT1BWW  will  be  active  as  S79BWW  from  Mahe   (AF-024),
         Seychelles on 17-31 July. He plans to operate CW, SSB and  possibly
         RTTY on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.  Further
         information can be found at www.ct1bww.com/s79bww/ [TNX DX World]
TA     - Celebrating the  150th  anniversary  of  Sile  lighthouse,  the  TC
         Special Wireless Activity Team (www.tcswat.org) will  operate  SSB,
         CW, PSK and RTTY as TC150SLH on  1-9  May,  24-25  July  and  21-22
         August. Information on the relevant award can be found  at  qrz.com
         under TC150SLH.
TK     - Five members of the  Valle  Brembana  DX  &  Contest  Team  (namely
         Claudio/IK2AOO,  Diego/IW2MZX,  Andrea/IZ2AJE,   Enzo/IZ2GLU    and
         Fabio/IZ2GMT) will be active  as  TK9E  from  Corsica  (EU-014)  on
         26-31 May, including activity during the  CQ  WW  WPX  CW  Contest.
         They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 80, 40, 30, 20,  17,
         15 and 10 metres. QSL via IZ2GLU, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ2GMT]
UA     - Valery, RZ9DX  is  now  active  as  RZ9DX/0/A  from  the  Medvezh'i
         Islands (AS-005), length of  stay  unknown.  So  far  he  has  been
         active on 20 metres CW and SSB, but reportedly he  intends  to  fix
         antennas for other HF bands. [TNX DX World]
UA     - A very large number of Russian stations  using  special  prefix  RP
         (where the letter  P  stands  for  "pobeda",  i.e.  "victory")  are
         expected to be QRV on 1-10 May to celebrate  the  65th  anniversary
         of the end of World War II. The Michurinsk Contest  Group  will  be
         active as RP3RQ, RP3RTG, RP3RZK and RP65RTK (QSL for all  callsigns
         via RN3RQ; e-mail rn3rq@tamb.ru for  information  on  the  relevant
         free or charge award). The  long  list  (in  Russian)  of  stations
         expected to participate in the Victory-65 Memorial can be found  on
         the    Russian    Amateur    Radio    Union's       web        site
UN     - Vadim, UN7FW has been granted permission to operate as UP25F  until
         30 November. The special callsign is for the  25th  anniversary  of
         Vostochny opencast coal mine  in  Ekibastuz,  Kazakhstan.  QSL  via
         IK2QPR. [TNX IK2QPR]
UR     - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the end of World  War  II,  ten
         members of the Radio Amateur Association  of  the  Ukrainian  State
         Centre of Radio Frequencies will operate  under  special  callsigns
         on 1-15 May: EM65E  (QSL  via  UR5EDX),  EM65IM  (QSL  via  UT5IM),
         EM65JX (QSL via UU0JX), EM65L (QSL  via  UR5LO),  EM65MP  (QSL  via
         UR3MP), EM65P (QSL via UT4PR), EM65QX (QSL via UR4QX), EM65TO  (QSL
         via UR7TO), EM65UZ (QSL via UT3UZ) and EN65L (QSL via UT5LO).  [TNX
V8     - Yoshi, JJ8DEN has been active as V85/JJ8DEN  from  Brunei  (OC-088)
         for a few days. From 30 April to 7 May he and some local  operators
         will go and operate as V84PMB  from  Palau  Muara  Besar  (OC-184),
         with expected activity on 160-6 metres SSB,  CW,  RTTY  and  PSK31.
         QSL this operation via JJ8DEN (direct only). He  will  then  return
         to OC-088 until 10 May. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE    -  The NA-128 Contest Group will operate as XL2I from Isle-aux-Coudres
         (NA-128)  on 23-25 July,  IOTA Contest  included.  Several stations
         will  be  active on  80-6 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and  PSK31.  QSL via
         VE2CQ, direct or bureau.
VK     - Gerard, VK4TGL will be active from Moreton Island (OC-137) on  8-15
         May. He will operate holiday style using a light weight QRP CW  rig
         and concentrating around the QRP frequencies on 40, 30, 20  and  17
         metres. QSL via home call. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
W      - John, K8LJG will be active as K8LJG/4 from Amelia  Island  (NA-138)
         on  1-25  May.  He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  around  the   IOTA
         frequencies on 20-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX NE8Z]
W      - Lindy,  WW5AA  will  be  active  as  WW5AA/4  from  Dauphin  Island
         (NA-213) on 9-10 May. He expects to operate on 160, 80, 40, 20,  17
         and 15 metres, and possibly on 12 or 10 metres,  as  time  permits.
         QSL direct to WW5AA. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZF     - Sam, W5CU  will  be  active  as  ZF2CU  from  Grand  Cayman  Island
         (NA-016) on 1-8 May. He plans to operate mainly CW on  40,  30  and
         20 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
ZS8    - Pierre, ZS1HF is now on Marion Island and  is  active  sporadically
         as ZS1HF/8 until around 12-15 May ("no QSL  cards  will  be  issued
         under this callsign", he says). After the SA Aughulas departs  from
         the island, he will use ZS8M on SSB and digital  modes.  "Operating
         times will be after work and during weekends".

TYRRHENIAN SEA CRUISE ---> HA0HW reports that Tomi, HA4DX will  be  cruising
the Tyrrhenian Sea between 15 and 22 May. He plans to stop and operate  from
Corsica and a few Italian islands as follows:
15 May     IA5/HA4DX   Elba Island (EU-028)
16 May     IA5/HA4DX   Capraia Island (EU-028)
17-18 May  TK/HA4DX    Corsica Island (EU-014)
19 May     TK/HA4DX    Giraglia Island (EU-164)
20 May     IA5/HA4DX   Elba Island (EU-028)

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

EPC-FYCM ---> A large number of EPC-suffixed special or club callsigns  will
be aired between 1 and 30 June to  celebrate  the  4th  anniversary  of  the
European PSK Club. The list of stations participating  in  the  "EPC  Fourth
Year Celebration Month" can be found at www.eu.srars.org [TNX MM0DFV]

LOGS ---> On-line logs for the recent T32CI, T32MI,  T32SI  and  T32VI  IOTA
operations can be found at t32line.webnode.com

QSL 4X6HP ---> EA7FTR is not the QSL manager for Yuli, 4X6HP.  Cards  should
be sent direct (Yuli Kaplan, Even Ezra 38/12,  46504  Herzliya,  Israel)  or
via the IARC bureau. Yuli also uploads his log to LoTW on a regular basis.

SP QSL GALLERY ---> A large collection of QSL cards of Polish amateur  radio
stations, split into 14 separate galleries, can be found at qsl.eham.pl

+ SILENT KEYS + The amateur radio and  DX  community  worldwide  mourns  the
loss of Vinson C. Thompson (K5VT), MD, who passed away on  24  April  at  67
years of age, after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia.  A  founding
member of the Voo Doo Contest Group and a long time member of  the  ARRL  DX
Advisory Committee, Vince was a well-known DXpeditioner, who  operated  from
many rare locations. A memorial  web  page  can  be  found  on  the  Central
Arizona DX Association's web site (www.cadxa.org).
Other recently reported Silent Keys include  Alf  Wilson  (5B4AFB),  Jay  S.
Stevens (AC8L), George E. Jensen (K0VPR), Paul T. Varney (K8PV), DM  Hemayet
(S21DM), Charlie Edwin Johnson (VE7WO), Allen W. Moore, Jr.  (W3QO),  Bernie
J. Sasek (W7KQ) and George Goldstone (W8AP).


QSLs received direct  or  through  managers:  3B8CF,  3B9WR,  3DA0VB,  4J3M,
5E50SA, 5H3EE, 5H3VMB, 5H3VMB/5, 5Z0H, 6W1SJ, 7P8AO,  7Q7VB,  8P9NX,  8P9RY,
9J2FM, 9J2VB, 9L1BTB, 9M6JC,  9U0VB,  9UXEV,  9X0LX,  9X0VB,  9Y4VU,  A25NW,
A65BM, AP2NK, BD1TCC, BG5BNJ/5 (AS-141), C31CT, C31PP, C56KR, C6AMS,  C6AUM,
C6AWS, C91VB/6, CO8LY,  CR3E,  CT3NT,  CV5A  (SA-030),  CX7CO,  D2CQ,  D2EB,
D44TD, D44TXP, D60VB, E51WWA, E74A,  EA9IB,  EK6LP,  ET3SID,  EY8MM,  FG8AR,
J28AA, J37BO, J39BS, J6/N7UN, J88DR, JT1CO, KP4SQ, LX30AL, OD5/DL6SN,  P29CS
(OC-069), P29TL, P40A, P40LY, P40V,  P40YL,  P49V,  PJ5NA,  PJ6/W6IZT,  PV1S
(SA-077),  PX0F,  PY1NEZ/p  (SA-077),  R1AND,  RA0CL,  RU0LL,  S54E,  ST2AR,
SV2ASP/A, T77C, T88SM, TR8CA, TX3A, TY6A, UA0ZS,  V21ZG,  V51VV,  VK9X/G6AY,


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