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12 June 2010                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 997
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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4J     - Depending  on  local  conditions,  Serge  4J5A,  Natig  4J5T,  Alex
         4J6WMF, Boris 4K4K and Igor 4K6OF will be  active  as  4J0WFF  from
         either Absheron and/or Gala Reserves on 11-14 June.  They  plan  to
         operate CW, SSB and PSK on 40-10 metres.  QSLling  instructions  at
         qrz.com [TNX 4J5T]
4O     - 9A6XX, 9A8MM, DJ4MZ, DL2MLU and  DL6RAI  will  participate  in  the
         IOTA Contest (24-25 July) as 4O1OTA  from  Sveti  Nikola  (EU-163),
         Montenegro. QSL via IK2ILH. [TNX NG3K]
9H     - Markus, OH1MN will be active as 9H3MK from Malta (EU-023)  from  19
         June to 3 July. He will operate holiday style on  80-6  metres  SSB
         and digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
C5     - Arliss/W7XU and Ed/W0SD, along with  their  wives  Holly/N0QJM  and
         Edith/W0OE, will be active from The  Gambia  (grid  square  IK13ql)
         from 26 June through 5 July.  Requested  callsign  is  C5E  (to  be
         released upon arrival). The  primary focus  will  be  on  6  metres
         (50103 kHz), and they will have a beacon on during all  sporadic  E
         hours listening for stations calling. "We have lost  many  contacts
         in the past on six meters as signals have faded out before  we  get
         a report", W0SD says,  "so  it  is  very  wise  to  concentrate  on
         sending 'just' our signal report  rather  than  you  grid  square".
         There is some HF  SSB  and  CW  activity  planned  for  late  night
         non-Sporadic E hours,  while  RTTY  (17  and  20  metres)  will  be
         concurrent with the 6m operations. QSL via W7XU. [TNX W0SD]
DL     - Ric, DL2VFR will participate in the Green Day  event  [425DXN  996]
         from Nature Parks Luneburger Heide (DF0WFF, 12 June)  and  Sudheide
         (DL2VFR/p, 13 June). He will operate CW only with 70  watts  and  a
         vertical antenna. QSL via  bureau.  Information  about  the  German
         World Flora  &  Fauna  Award  (WFF)  activities  can  be  found  at
         www.wff44.de [TNX DL2VFR]
DU     - Gerard, F2JD is back to Manila (OC-042), Philippines for  at  least
         six months. He will be active as DU1/G0SHN on all bands and  modes,
         and will try to go and operate from a  few  IOTA  groups.  QSL  via
         F6AJA. [TNX F6AJA]
EI     - Members of the Dalkey Island Contest Group  (namely  EI2CA,  EI7CC,
         EI7CD, EI8BP, EI8CC and EI8CE) will again take  part  in  the  IOTA
         Contest from Clare Island (EU-121) using the  callsign  EJ1DD.  QSL
         via EI7CC. [TNX EI7CC]
F      - The Association Mosellane des Radio  Amateurs  will  be  active  as
         TM70LM from Hackenberg (12-13 June, QSL  via  F8KGY)  and  Bambesch
         (26-27  June,  QSL  via  F8KOI),  two  of   the    many    ouvrages
         (fortifications) of the Maginot Line. [TNX F8REF]
F      - The 23-25 July F/OR9W/p operation from Tombelaine  Island  (EU-156)
         [425DXN 979] has been postponed to 12-14 August. QSL  via  QSL  via
         ON4CB, direct or bureau. [TNX Southgate ARC]
G      - In  June  1920  world  renowned  opera  singer  Dame  Nellie  Melba
         appeared  on  a  pioneering  radio  show  from  Marconi's   factory
         (callsign MZX) in Chelmsford. To celebrate the 90th anniversary  of
         that historic  broadcast,  the  Chelmsford  Amateur  Radio  Society
         (G0MWT) will  be  active  as  GB90MZX  on  12  and  15  June.  [TNX
         Southgate ARC]
GM     - GB4DTD (Dawn to Dusk) is the callsign Bob,  GM0DEQ  will  be  using
         while operating from  several  Scottish  islands  in  various  IOTA
         groups on 14 June using a sea plane as transport. He  will  operate
         SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via GM0DEQ.  Further  information  can  be
         found at www.gdram.com
GM     - MS0INT, the IOTA expedition to the Flannan Isles  (EU-118)  [425DXN
         969],  is  confirmed  to  take  place  on  18-21   June,    weather
         permitting. Col, MM0NDX and other  five  operators  (EA2TA,  EA3NT,
         F4BKV, IZ7ATN and SM0MDG) will be active from Eilean Mor  on  160-6
         metres SSB and CW, with at  least  two  simultaneous  stations  and
         special attention to be paid to Asia.  QSL  via  M0URX,  direct  or
         bureau. QSLling instructions and other information can be found  at
HR     - HR2AW, HR2CSB, HR2DX, HR2H, HR2J, HR2MS and HR2PAC will  be  active
         as HQ3C from Cayo Pequeno, Cayos Cochinos (NA-160) on  18-20  June.
         The plan to operate on the HF bands SSB  and  some  digital  modes.
         QSL via HR2RCH, direct or bureau. [TNX HR2RCH]
I      - Sea conditions  permitting,  Claudio,  IZ1DNJ  will  be  active  as
         IZ1DNJ/p from Gallinara Island (EU-083) on 19 and 20 June. He  will
         operate on 40-10 metres during daylight hours, as he  will  not  be
         able to stay overnight.
I      - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National  Aerobatic  Patrol
         (the Tricolour Arrows aerobatic team of  the  Italian  Air  Force),
         special callsign II3PAN will be in use from 1  September  until  31
         October. QSL via IV3IUM,  direct  or  bureau.  Information  on  the
         Relevant   award  at  www.iv3ium.it/freccetricolori/index.htm  [TNX
I      - A team from  ARI  Vinci  (I5FCK,  I5HQG,  IK5GFC,  IK5UIK,  IK5YOJ,
         IK5ZUB, IZ5AJP, IZ5BRO and IZ5EBL)  will  be  active  as  IA5/IQ5LV
         from Pianosa Island (EU-028, IIA LI-016)  on  3-5  September.  They
         will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on all bands, including  50,
         144, 433 and maybe 1200 MHz. [TNX IZ5EBL]
KH2    - Dave, N2NL is returning to Guam  (OC-026)  on  17  June,  and  will
         remain there for three years.  He  plans  to  be  active  on  160-6
         metres as either KH2/N2NL and NH2T (in contest, starting  with  the
         RSGB IOTA event on 24-25 July). QSL via W2YC and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KP2    - Icko, JA1BPA will be active on the HF bands as KP2/JA1BPA from  St.
         Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-106) for the WFF Green Day (12-13  June).
         All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau  and
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
SV     - Giannis, SV2FPU and others will  be  active  as  J48S  from  Guruni
         lighthouse on Skopelos Island (EU-072) on 19-26 June. They plan  to
         operate  on  160-6  metres  CW,  SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK    (announced
         frequencies on qrz.com under J48S) with a large number of  antennas
         and a focus on Asia and the Americas. QSL  via  SV2FPU,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX SV2FPU]
UA     - Vlad, RZ1OA and Dima, UA1OLM will operate as RZ1OA/1  and  UA1OLM/1
         from Sosnovets island (EU-161) on 18-22 June. QSL via RZ1OA.
VK     - Craig, VK4LDX (VK8PDX) will be active  as  VK4LDX/p  from  Magnetic
         Island (OC-171) on 24-25 July. His main purpose is  to  participate
         in the IOTA Contest, using 100 watts into verticals for 40, 20,  15
         and 10 metres SSB as a SOAB LP 24-hour entry. He hopes  to  set  up
         early on Saturday to operate from 00.00 UTC using PSK on 20 and  15
         metres; then he should be on the ANZA DX Net (05.15  UTC  on  14183
         kHz) and after that he should be back  to  20  and  15  metres  PSK
         until  around  11.00  UTC.    Updates    will    be    posted    to
         vk4ldx.blogspot.com. QSL via home call. [TNX VK4LDX]
VP2M   - Graham, M0AEP will  be  active  again  as  VP2MDD  from  Montserrat
         (NA-103) from 14 June through 12 July. He  will  concentrate  on  6
         metres, but he will also operate on 10-80  metres  (60m  included).
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX W8GEX]
W      - A group of operators from the Stamford  Amateur  Radio  Association
         will be active as W1EE/p  from  Sheffield  Island  (NA-136)  on  13
         June. QSL via W1ASB. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Dave, AC0QG will be active  as  AC0QG/5  from  South  Padre  Island
         (NA-092) on 19-21 June. He will operate mainly PSK31 on 17, 20  and
         40 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rgsbiota.org]
W      - Look for Dragan, K0AP/4 and Vlado, N3CZ/4 to be active  from  Fripp
         Island (NA-110), South Carolina on 3-10  July.  They  will  operate
         holiday style on 80-6 metres mainly CW and SSB, with a  possibility
         for RTTY/PSK. [TNX N3CZ]

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

DRCG LONG DISTANCE CONTEST ---> The final run of the ANARTS WW RTTY  Contest
took place in June 2009. The DL-DX RTTY Contest Group (DRCG) has decided  to
continue this popular contest with some rule changes and a  new  name:  DRCG
Long Distance Contest (DLDC). It will be held  on  12  and  13  June  during
three separate 8-hour  periods:  0800-1559  UTC  (Saturday),  0000-0759  UTC
(Sunday) and 1600-2359 UTC (Sunday). Complete information can  be  found  at
www.drcg.de [TNX DX Newsletter]

MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ---> On 27 May an agreement on  the  lease  of  the  Russian
part of the Saimaa  Canal  zone  to  Finland  was  signed  in  Lappeenranta,
Finland by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Finland  and  the  Russian
Federation. The new 50 year agreement supersedes the initial lease  of  1963
which is due to expire in 2013. The  new  lease  no  longer  includes  Malyj
Vysotskij Island, the present R1MV DXCC entity. The coming  into  effect  of
the agreement is subject to ratification by the parliament  of  Finland  and
the Russian duma later this year. [TNX OH2BN]

QSL ZS1REC ---> As of January 2010 the new QSL manager for Raoul, ZS1REC  is
Robert, W2ARP. [TNX W2ARP]

QSL ZS8M ---> The POB number has changed and the new address is as  follows:
Pierre D. Tromp, P.O. Box 1151, Worcester, 6850,  South  Africa.  Those  who
have already sent a request to POB 1481 do NOT  need  to  resubmit.  Further
QSLling information on qrz.com under ZS8M.

SANTA BARBARA NAVAL CONTEST 2009 ---> Owing to serious family problems,  the
Manager for the ARMI International Naval Contest "Santa  Barbara"  has  been
unable to adjudicate last  year's  edition.  Those  who  took  part  in  the
contest are requested to  submit  again  their  log  and  Summary  Sheet  to
s.barbara[@]aribassolazio.it (deadline for submission:  20  September).  The
6th edition of this contest will be held on 4-5  December;  information  can
be found at www.aribassolazio.it/sbarbara-contest.html [TNX IW0HP]

T31UR & T31X ---> "We are Ukrainians, persistent people": according  to  the
Pacific Odyssey's web  site  (www.uz1hz.com/pacificodyssey.html),  the  team
has found a new boat for the voyage  from  Apia  (Samoa)  to  Kanton  Island
(Central Kiribati), which is expected to start on 8 September.

+ SILENT  KEYS  +  Recently  reported  Silent  Keys  include  David  Rollitt
(G3XYP), Giampiero Pozzi (IK1ZNN), Yury F. Rakcheyev (RU4AY) and  Aleksandar
Gligorcuk (Z32CB).


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