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22 October 2005                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 755
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4J      - Rashad/4J9RI, Aleksandr/4J7WMF, Sergey/4J5A, Andrey/4K6DI, Igor/4K5D
          and possibly others will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest  as
          4K7Z (Multi-Single) from Baku, Azerbaijan. QSL via UA3FDX, direct or
          bureau. [TNX UA3FDX]
5B      - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG will  operate as 5B/DL7AFS and  5B/DJ7ZG
          from Cyprus (AS-004) from 28 October  to 16 November. Activity  will
          be on 160-6 metres mainly SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS,  direct
          or   bureau.   Further    information   will    be   available    at
          www.qsl.net/dl7afs [TNX VA3RJ]
9M2     - Rich, PA0RRS  will be  active from  Penang Island  (AS-015) from  28
          December to  8  March  2006. He  will  operate  as  9M2/PA0RRS,  but
          hopefully he will get an official  9M2 callsign. A trip to  Langkawi
          Island (AS-058) may be possible. QSL via home call, direct  (Richard
          Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121 NM Rijen, The Netherlands) or  bureau.
          [TNX PA0RRS]
C6      - Ron, WJ7R and Mark, N7MQ will operate as C6A/homecall from  Treasure
          Cay (NA-080),  Bahamas from  24 October  to  1 November.  They  will
          participate in the  CQ WW DX  SSB Contest as  C6ALH (15 metres)  and
          C6ALJ (80  metres)  respectively.  Outside  the  contest  theu  will
          concentrate on  the WARC  bands, CW  and RTTY.  QSL via  home  calls
          direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6      - Pete, W2GJ and Steve, AA4V [425DXN  735] will operate as C6APR  (QSL
          via W2GJ) and  C6ARV (QSL via  AA4V) from  Crooked Island  (NA-113),
          Bahamas from  26  October  to  1 November,  CQ  WW  SSB  DX  Contest
          included. Before and after the contest  they will concentrate on  CW
          and the WARC bands. [TNX The Daily DX]
CU      - Several Contest Club Finland (CCF) members will team up with  locals
          for a serious single-band effort as CU2A in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest
          from San Miguel  Island (EU-003),  Azores. Adding  to Jose/CU2CE  on
          160m,  Martti/OH2BH  will  be  on  80m,  Pertti/OH2PM  on  40m   and
          Toni/OH2UA on 20m. They  will continue preparing  the site for  next
          month's CQ WW CW all-band operation,  and their tentative CQ WW  SSB
          band selection  depends on  the weather  for getting  various  tasks
          completed successfully. [TNX OH2BH]
DU      - Roberto, IV3IYH will  be in the  Philippines from 27  October to  24
          November and  will try  to operate  as DU#/IV3IYH  from a  few  IOTA
          groups. He  expects to  be active  mostly on  the high  bands  (WARC
          included) CW, with some SSB and possibly RTTY. QSL via IK2ILH.  [TNX
EX      - Jaak, ES1FB and Oleg,  ES1RA will operate  as EX/ES1FB and  EX/ES1RA
          from Bishkek and Maili Suu,  Kirgiztan for two  weeks starting on  1
          November. QSL via hme calls. [TNX NG3K]
F       - Special event station  TM4ORA will be  active until  20 November  to
          celebrate the  40th anniversary  of the  French Blind  Radioamateurs
          National  Union  (Union  Nationale  des  Aveugles  Radioamateurs  de
          France). QSL via the bureau or direct  to Guy Couteau, 96 Rue du  19
          Mars 1962, F- 93220 Gagny, France. [TNX F8REF]
F       - The next  activity from  the radio  club at  the Council  of  Europe

(http://www.coe.int/t/e/tp2ce) will take place on 18-20 November.
Expect operations on SSB, CW, RTTY and Echolink with the call TP1CE. QSL via F5LGF. [TNX F6FQK] HC - Tono, EA9CP will operate as HC4/EA9CP from seven lighthouses (in chronological order ECU-037, ECU-026, ECU-012, ECU-030, ECU-028, ECU-016 and ECU-027) in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador mainland on 9-15 November. During the same time frame, Fernando, EA1BT will operate as HC4/EA1BT from Cojimies Islands (SA-056). [TNX EA5KY and OPDX Bulletin] HC8 - Tono, EA9CP will operate as HC8/EA9CP from a couple of lighthouses
(GAL-006 and GAL-007) on San Cristobal, Galapagos (SA-004) from 26
October to 8 November. He will be joined by Fernando, EA1BT, who will operate as HC8/EA1BT. [TNX EA5KY and OPDX Bulletin] HS0 - Special callsign HS0T [425DXN 752] will be aired from Ko Lanta Yai
(AS-053) on 24-28 November. Team members will be E20HHK, E20NTS,
HS0GBI, HS1CKC, HS4BPQ, HS6NDK and HS9IFG, and they will operate on 10-160 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via HS6NDK. [TNX F5NQL] I - Mauro, IK3SCB and Roberto, IK3TCH will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as IR3J (Multi-Single). QSL via IK3TCH, direct or bureau. [TNX IK3SCB] JA - Look for JN7VUJ/7 to be active from O-shima (AS-117, JIIA AS-117-058), Miyagi Prefecture on 22-23 October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR] JA - Look for 7L3ATQ/1 and others to operate from Miyake Island (AS-008, JIIA AS-008-006) on 3-5 November. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR] KH2 - The Guam Contest Club will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as AH2R (Multi-Single). The operators will be Aki/JI3ERV (NH2C), Kou/JH7QXJ, Masaki/JO1DFG (KH2XC) and Nozomu/JE8KKX (AH2K). QSL via JH7QXJ, direct or bureau. [TNX JE8KKX] KH5 - Kimo Chun, KH7U, and another radio amateur (to be determined), are to go to Palmyra on 5 November for two weeks. They will be conducting the annual maintenance and repairs to the island electronics for The Nature Conservancy. They are also going to install two BiggIR verticals, kindly sponsored by the NCDXF and SteppIR, and another tower. This is another phase in constructing two amateur HF stations on the island. Though access to these stations may be very limited, it is hoped that it will lead to more and regular operations from this rare DX entity. In their spare time they will try to operate one or two stations on SSB, CW and RTTY (it is not known if operations on 80/160m will be possible). QSL KH7U/KH5 via AH6NF. [TNX KH7U] PJ4 - DK1MM, OE2VEL, OE2GEN and OE9MON will operate as PJ4/homecall from 25 October to 1 November. QSL via home call. They will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as PJ4W in the Multi-Single category
(QSL via DK1MM). [TNX DK1MM]
S7 - Denise, F6HWU will operate mostly CW as S79WU from Praslin island
(AF-024), Seychelles from 11 November to 2 December. [TNX F6AJA and
Les Nouvelles DX] SV - Laci, HA0HW reports that a group of Hungarian amateurs will be active either as SV8/homecall (QSL via home call, direct or bureau) and with J48 calls from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 28 October to 8 November. They will operate on 80-10 metres CW, SSB, BPSK31 and RTTY. The J48 calls will be used as follows: J48RT on 80m CW, HA-QRP Contest (1-7 November) QSL via HA6KNX J48NL CQ WW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October) QSL via HA6NL J48PL CQ WW DX SSB Contest (29-30 October) QSL via HA7PL J48JJ Ukrainian DX Contest (5-6 November) QSL via HA7JJS J48PS Ukrainian DX Contest (5-6 November) QSL via HA6PS V3 - Jerald, K0BCN (V31MX) and Mike, WQ5C (V31MQ) will be active (on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres CW, SSB and PSK) from Caye Caulker
(NA-073), Belize between 26 October and 1 November. Look for V31MQ
to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (SOSB Low Power on 15 or 20 metres). QSL via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin] V4 - Andrei, EW1AR (NC2N) and Boris, UU5SY (KC2FVN) will operate from Nevis (NA-104) on 23-31 October. Andrei will be active (mostly on RTTY) as either V44/EW1AR and V44/NC2N, while Boris will be signing V44/KC2FVN. They will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as V49A (QSL via W3HNJ) on 80 metres and V44/KC2FVN (QSL via KC2FVN) on 10 metres respectively. [TNX EW1AR and NG3K] V5 - Marco, IK1RAE will operate as V5/IK1RAE from Namibia on 11-22 December. He plans to be active mostly during his evenings on +/- 14270, 18160, 21270, 7070, 28470, and 24970 will 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. V6 - Nao, JK1FNL will operate as V63O from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 28-31 December. Activity will be on 80 to 6 metres using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JK1FNL, direct or bureau. [TNX JK1FNL] VE - The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland station VO1MRC will be conducting an experiment on 60 metres on 22-23 October. A CW beacon will be in operation on 5269.5 kHz to determine the diurnal variations in propagation. Signal reports from local and distant stations will be gratefully received. VO1MRC will be open briefly for 2 way contacts with stations authorized to transmit on 60 meters starting 00.00 UTC each of these days and will operate simplex on 5260.5 kHz CW and receive also on 5346.5 USB. For further information, please visit http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~jcraig/5megex.html [TNX VA3RJ] VE - Heinz/VA7AQ, Fred/VE7IO, John/VE7JBB and Bob/VE7FWZ will participate in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (22-23 October) from Deas Island
(BC-045) using the Surrey Amateur Club's call (VE7SAR). [TNX VA7AQ]
VE - Ron, VE3AT will operate as VC3O between 28 October and 28 November to commemorate the 150th anniversary of beginning of oil wells in Canada, as included in the Ministry of Heritage's list of significant Canadian Anniversaries. QSL via VE3AT. [TNX VA3RJ] VP2M - Rick, G3VZT will be on Montserrat (NA-103) from 26 October to 4 November and will be active as VP2MRJ along with his wife Lynda, G0VDR (VP2MLJ) and his daughter Catherine, M3VZT (VP2MCJ). They plan to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest, hopefully as VP2M (which is now the call of the Montserrat Radio Society: if they cannot use VP2M, they will be signing VP2MRJ). QSL via G4WTD. [TNX NG3K] VP5 - Jack, N2VW and Frank, WA2VYA will operate as VP5/homecalls from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks & Caicos Islands from 25 October to 1 November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as VP5T. Outside the contest they will concentrate on CW and the WARC bands. QSL VP5/N2VW and VP5/WA2VYA via home calls, QSL VP5T via N2VW. [TNX The Daily DX] XU - Jacques/ON4AJV and Willem/ON6TZ will operate CW and SSB on all HF bands as XU7TAS from Koh Tas (AS-133) between 30 October and 10 November. QSL via ON4AJV. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org] YL - Ben, OZ5AAH plans to operate CW and SSB as YL/OZ5IPA from Latvia during the IPARC Contest on 5-6 November. QSL direct to home call. [TNX OZ5AAH] YO - Jean-Michel, F6AJA, Editor of Les Nouvelles DX, reports he will be once again active in his spare time as YO/F6AJA from club station YO3KPA on 2-8 November. QSL via home call. _____________________________________________________________________________ =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

INDEXA ---> The International DX Association, INDEXA (www.indexa.org) is pleased to announce the results of its 2005-06 election:

President             Judy Roush, AA7UC
Vice President        Ron Wright, ZL1AMO
Secretary-Treasurer Bill Jennings, W4UNP Directors: Bob Allphin, K4UEE (Chairman); Richard Grant, W9RG; Ron Wright, ZL1AMO; Franz Langner, DJ9ZB; Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI Executive Committee: Judy Roush, AA7UC; Bill Jennings, W4UNP; Ron Wright, ZL1AMO. KP1-5 PROJECT ---> On 19 October the House Committee on Resources approved H.R. 1183, the bill that, if passed into law, would reopen Navassa (KP1, NA-098) and Desecheo Island (KP5, NA-095) islands to limited public access, and potentially renewed Amateur Radio operations from those islands. KP1-5 Project Director Mike Thomas, NA5U said H.R. 1183 was approved because scores of Amateur Radio operators wrote and called their Congressmen. However, the hard work begins now and Thomas said Congress must hear from hams again: "If we don't send a new message to Congress to move the bill to the House floor, the Fish and Wildlife Service will keep Desecheo and Navassa closed for many years to come". For further information please contact Mike Thomas, NA5U (na5u@kp1-5.com) or visit http://www.kp1-5.com/.

PIRATE ---> Maurice, F5NQL reports that VP8MM, supposedly operating from the South Orkney Islands, is a pirate. Save your time and money and do not QSL, as his announced QSL manager (Jean-Marc, F8IXZ) knows nothing about this activity.

QSL 3C2MV ---> Vitaly, VE6JO, has asked me Gerry, VE6LB to take over as QSL manager for his 3C2MV operation. Most direct cards are up to date, but no bureau cards have yet been processed. The plan is to keep all direct cards current and print a new run of QSLs for the bureau cards in the coming months. [TNX VE6LB]

QSL S79RRC ---> Four maildrops for the S79RRC/A, S79RRC/C and S79RRC/F operations have been established as follows:

K8SIX     North America, South America
VE6VK     North America
HA1AG     Europe

IZ8CCW Italy & Mediterraneo DX Club's members Any donations will be forwarded to Eugene, RZ3EC. [TNX K8SIX and IZ8CCW]

QSL VIA M5AAV ---> Graham, M5AAV (www.users.zetnet.co.uk/m5aav/index.htm) reports that with immediate effect he is the QSL manager for OK8XB and M5BXB (both calls direct preferred, but bureau cards will be honoured).

QSL VIA PS7JN ---> Joca, PS7JN reports that a few direct requests for his operations from St. Peter & St. Paul's Rocks got "lost" in the mail. He suggests to use IRCs instead of dollars. Those who want to add a donation to return postage are invited to read Joca's istructions on www.qrz.com/ps7jn

TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY ---> The Golist (http://golist.net/) sponsors this performance survey each year to bring recognition to those QSL Managers who gave outstanding service to the DX community in responding to QSL requests. This year's survey will run from 1 November 2005 through 30 January 2006. DXers are encouraged to send a list of up to 5 QSL Managers who gave outstanding response to their QSL requests during 2005. The winners will be awarded a wall plaque or a new plate for their existing plaque. Please send your list to golist@golist.net and place "Top 5 Managers" in the subject line. [TNX K1XN]

WRTC 2006 REFEREES ---> The WRTC 2006 organizers would like to have the referee team completed before the end of the year. Each of the 45 competing teams will have a full-time Referee to monitor implementation of the rules. Referees need to be fully conversant with all the rules and need to stay awake for 24 hours to monitor their team. They also need to have wide contesting-experience on both modes and to be on-site in time for the briefing meetings before the contest. Many applications for this position have already been received, but more would be welcomed, so that the most experienced can be selected for the job. Please send your brief contesting curriculum vitae to these three addresses: py5eg@inepar.com.br, k1zz@arrl.org, g3sxw@compuserve.com [TNX PY5EG]

QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3DA0NN, 3V8SM  (AF-083),  4K9W,
4S7EA, 5H3HK, 5R8GZ, 5T0CW, 5Z4WI, 7W0AD, 7X0RY, 8Q7NB, 9H1ZA, 9K2GS,  9M2AX,
9N7JO, 9U5D,  9Y4/DL8DYL, 9Y4/OM3TZZ,  A35DJ, A52JO,  C91CW, C93DY  (AF-098),
CS5A, CY0AA,  D70LW/2  (AS-105), DX0K,  ET3TK,  FG/DK1MM,  FM/JJ2RCJ,  FR1HZ,
KH2/KK2H,  KP4SQ,  N2OO/KH9,  N6MZ/KH9,  NP2I,  OC4WW,  OH0B,  OH0JFP,  OJ0J,
PY0F/CT1BWW, R1ANF (AN-010; AA UA-04),  R400T,  S01MZ, T20DX,  T88AT,  TF4M ,
TM0EME  (EU-074), V31RM, V73NS,  V8JIM, VK9XD,  VP2E, VR6BX,  VU2PHD, VU4NRO,
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