[425ENG] 425 DX News #781

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  22 April 2006 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 781
                          *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
                          **** DX INFORMATION ****
                           Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

>>> YX0A & YX0LIX <<<
Jose Manuel Valdes Rodriguez, YV5LIX suffered a massive heart attack while on
Aves Island with the YX0A team and passed away at 57 years of age. The
operation is continuing under a new call - YX0LIX - as a tribute to his
memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jose's family and friends.

6W - Dani, 6W/EA4ATI will operate as 6W1EA from Goree Island (AF-045) on
          22-23 April. QSL direct to EA4ATI. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
9M6 - Mega, JA3EGZ and Yoko, JA3DFM plan to operate on 80-6 metres SSB and
          CW as 9M6/JA3EGZ and 9M6/JA3DFM from Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia on
          7-10 July. They will participate in the IARU HF World Championship
          as 9M6/JA3EGZ as a Multi Operator entry. QSL via home calls. [TNX
9N - Toshi, JA8BMK and Kazu, JA8MWU will be staying in Katmandu, Nepal
          between 23 April and 2 May. They hope to be active on 40-10 netres
          SSB, but the current political situation in Nepal may cause
          operating restrictons. Kazu's callsign is 9N7WU; Toshi used to be
          9N1BMK and 9N1WW, but he is not sure what callsign he will get this
          time. QSL via home calls. [TNX JA1ELY]
C9 - Frosty/K5LBU (C91CF), Wayne/W5KDJ and Tom/WW5L will be active from
          Mozambique from 29 June to 13 July (IARU HF World Championship
          included). They plan to operate on all bands and modes and if
          everything goes well, they will also be giving out C9 on EME.
          Additional operators are being sought; if interested in joining the
          team, please give a look to www.tdxs.net/C9.html and contact K5LBU
          (frosty1@pdq.net). [TNX K5LBU]
DL - Look for DG0OGM/p, DH8WW/p, DL1AZZ/p, DL2AMT/p, DL3ARK/p and
          DL4AMK/p to operate from Amrum Island (EU-042, GIA N-18) and
          lighthouse (LH-2464, ARLHS FED-032, GLH-002) from 27 April to 3 May.
          QSL via home calls. [TNX DL3ARK]
DL - Twelve special DR2006 stations and 25 special DQ2006 stations, plus
          special callsign DR2006J (for YL activities) will be active from 13
          May through 16 July to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, the football
          (soccer) world championship to be held in Germany in June-July
          (www.fifaworldcup.com). All of the QSOs will be confirmed
          automatically via the bureau, the QSL manager for direct requests is
          DF4ZL. Full information on the relevant "WM 2006 Award", sponsored
          by the DARC, can be found at
DL - Tom, DL8AAM reports that after the latest revision of amateur radio
          regulations in Germany, special callsigns may have up to 8
          characters (figures and/or letters) after the two-letter prefix.
          DA0HAMCAMP will be the very special callsign to be used from the
          "Ham Camp" during this year's Ham Radio at Friedrichshafen (23-25
          June). All licenced and registered visitors can operate from that
          station. QSL via bureau. Please contact hamcamp@darc.de for further
G - The Oxford and District ARS will be running special event station
          GB4MHS on 25-29 April (11.00-15.00 UTC) to celebrate the opening of
          the exhibition "Wireless World. Marconi and the Making of Radio" at
          the Oxford University's Museum of the History of Science (details at
          http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/). QSL via G4FON. [TNX M3LLM]
G - Keith, G3TTC will operate on 80, 40, 20 and 15 metres SSB as G3TTC/P
          from the Isles of Scilly (EU-011) from 30 April until 5 May. QSL via
          home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
GM - Jim, MM0BQI will operate as MM0BQI/P from Lunga, the largest island
          in the Treshnish group (EU-108) on 28-30 April. Activity will be on
          all 80-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY, running 100 watts into verticals
          and wire dipoles. QSL via MM0BQI, direct (Jim Martin, 3 Lismore
          Avenue, Edinburgh, EH8 7DW, Scotland, UK) or bureau. All surplus
          money from direct QSLs will be donated to the Hebridean Trust
          (www.hebrideantrust.org), who own and work to preserve the islands
          and whose permission to land and operate is gratefully acknowledged.
          [TNX MM0BQI]
GM - Marc, ON5FP and Jose, ON4CJK will be touring the Outer Hebrides
          (EU-010) from 29 July until 5 August. Their main QTH will be on
          North Uist, and plans are to go and operate also from Barra,
          Benbecula, Berneray, Eriskay, Lewis & Harris, South Uist and
          Vatersay. Look for Marc to be signing MM/OS1A, while Jose will be
          using MM/OP0J (including an entry in the IOTA Contest from North
          Uist). On 6 August, while on their way back home, they will operate
          from Skye in the Inner Hebrides (EU-008). QSL via ON4ADN (direct or
          bureau). [TNX ON5FP]
HC - Bruce, KD6WW will attempt to be active as HC3/KD6WW from IOTA SA-034
          between 26 and 28 April, and as HC4/KD6WW from IOTA SA-033 between
          28 and 29 April. The time on each island will be limited, because he
          will be there on a holiday and not a DXpedition. QSL via home call
          direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to
          kd6ww@inreach.com). [TNX KD6WW]
HH - Ned, N4LS reports he will be active as HH4/N4LS from northern Haiti
          on 1-8 June. He plans to operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres during
          his spare time.
I - Alessio, IZ0CKJ plans to operate as IB0/IZ0CKJ from Palmarola Island
          (EU-045, IIA LT-008) on 22-26 April. QSL via home call, direct or
          bureau. [TNX IZ0CKJ]
I - Special event station IU9MSS will be active from Pergusa (Enna),
          Sicily from 24 April to 1 May.
I - ARI Sestri Levante will operate special event station II1HCA on
          25-28 May for the 39th edition of the Hans Chrisian Andersen Prize,
          one of the world's most prestigious prizes for children's
          literature. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
IS0 - ARI Olbia will participate in the International Marconi Day (22
          April) as IY0GA from Cape Figari, Golfo Aranci (Sardinia, EU-024),
          where Guglielmo Marconi carried out a microwave test with Rocca di
          Papa (Rome) on 11 August 1932. QSL via IS0JMA. [TNX IS0JMA]
JA - Taka, JR3TVH will operate as JR3TVH/JS6 from Tarama (JIIA
          AS-079-008) and other islands in the Miyako group (AS-079) from 22
          April to 2 May. QSL via bureau to home call. [TNX JR3TVH]
JA - Takeshi, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/JS6 from Okinawa (AS-017,
          JIIA AS-017-033) on 27 April (from 1 to 13 UTC) and from the Miyako
          Islands (AS-079) from 28 April (7 UTC) to 7 May (00.00 UTC). His
          main QTH will be Miyakojima (AS-079-005), side trips to Ikema-jima
          (AS-079-001), Kurima-jima (AS-079-003), Ogami-jima (AS-079-006) and
          Tarama (AS-079-008) are also being planned. QSL via bureau to home
          call. [TNX JI3DST]
J5 - Hisato, JA1DOT (J5DOT) and Hiroyuki, JP1TRJ (J5TRJ) will be active
          from Guinea-Bissau from 25 April through 4 May. They plan to operate
          CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL for both calls via JA1DOT.
          The web page for the operation is at
          http://www.NDXA.jp/pedi/j5-2006/ [TNX The Daily DX]
OY - PI4CC Contest Club (http://www.pi4cc.nl) members PA2A, PA2AM, PA2VMA
          and PA0VHA will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 as OY/homecall from
          Eysturoy, Faroe Islands (EU-018) from 29 May to 8 June. QSL via
          PA0VHA (Hans Vernhout, Ph. de Goedestraat 54, NL3132XR Vlaardingen,
          The Netherlands). [TNX PA0VHA]
TA - Berkin, TA3J will operate as YM125ATA between 23 April and 10
          November to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of
          Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Expect activity
          on all band and modes. QSL via TA3YJ, direct (SAE plus 1 IRC. no
          green stamps please) or bureau. [TNX TA3J]
UA - Special station RK50SAB will be active on 1-31 May to celebrate the
          50th anniversary of the amateur radio club station at the Ryazan
          Radioengineering Academy. QSL via RK3SWB. [TNX RU3SD]
UR - A number of Ukrainian operators will be active as EM20U from
          Chernobyl on 24-27 April for the 20th anniversary of the disaster at
          the local nuclear power plant. QSL via UT3UZ (Alex Arbuzov, P.O. Box
          7, Kiev-232, 02232, Ukraine). [TNX UT3UZ]
VE - Doug, VA7DP reports he will operate as VA7UNEF from 5 June to 5 July
          to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UN
          Emergency Force. QSL via home call, direct only.
W - N4AAC, N4MAA, N4NSS and K8QV will operate on all bands and modes as
          W4Z from Mullet Key (NA-034, USI FL-1325) on 24-25 June (from 14 UTC
          to 14 UTC) during the ARRL Field Day. QSL direct to K8CXM.
YB - The YE6P DXpedition to Simeulue Island (OC-270) has been rescheduled
          to take place on 24-29 May. QSL via YB1TC, direct or bureau.
          Bookmark http://dxpedition.orari.web.id/simeulue/ for detailed
          information and updates.

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

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
4W2AQ Timor Leste Operation from 18 June to 17 December 2003
D68JC Comoros Operation from 23 October to 8 November 2001
D6/WB4MBU Comoros Operation from 24 May to 27 October 2001
YI9AQ Iraq Current operation effective 21 September 2004

IOTA CONTEST ---> This year's event will take place on 29-30 July, from 12
UTC on the Saturady until 12 UTC on the Sunday. It is a combined SSB/CW
contest, and includes the bands 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m. Every year
expeditioners activate many island groups, and it is easily possible to
qualify for the basic IOTA-CC-100 Award during the contest weekend. During
the 2005 contest, for example, at least 162 island groups were active, and
over 1500 entrants submitted logs. For full rules please visit
http://www.contesting.co.uk/hfcc/iota.shtml or contact the Contest Manager,
Don Field, G3XTT (iotacontest@rsgbhfcc.org). A free logging program (SDI, SD
for IOTA) designed especially for the contest is available at

IOTA SWL CONTEST ---> Discontinued in 2005, it has been picked up by the
Mediterraneo DX Club (SWL Section), in cooperation with the RSGB HF Contests
Committee, and it will be held in parallel with the IOTA Contest (29-30
July). The "Geoff Watts Plaque", as well as a number of certificates, will be
presented by the MDXC. Please visit http://www.mdxc.org/swl for full
information (software included), or e-mail the Contest Manager Dan Rolla,
I1-12387 (iw1qla@tin.it).

LKK-80 AWARD ---> The Lviv Shortwave Club (Ukraine) and MK QTC Magazine
(Poland) sponsor the LKK-80 Award to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the
club. The award is for working a number of special stations in either Ukraine
and Poland, as well as current and honorary LKK members, from 1 to 31 May.
Full information is available at http://lkk-80.prv.pl/ [TNX UY5XE]

PIRATE ---> Hani, OD5TE reports that OD5RT was reported as being active on 30
metres (11 March) and 40 metres CW (9 and 20 February). Please note that this
was not the genuine Riad Tabbara, OD5RT (whose QSL route is not via OD5LN).

QSL VIA RU3SD ---> Vasily, RU3SD reports he still has logs and cards for
UA3SDK/0's activities in 1999 (Severnaya Zemlya, AS-042 and North Pole). He
is also the QSL manager for RU3SD/1, UE3SFF/ and UE3SDA. Direct requests
should be sent to Vasily Bardin, P.O. Box 1, Ryazan' 390000, Russia.

                          *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
                          *** NEWS FROM THE WEB ***
                           Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

DT8A: On-line logs and a nice photo gallery of DT8A (DS4NMJ),
                currently stationed at King Sejong Station (HL-01 for the
                Antarctica Award) on King George (South Shetlands), are
                available at http://www.dt8a.com/main.html
S01R: The latest expedition to Western Sahara (11-16 April) logged
                28,742 QSOs on CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. Logs, pictures and
                statistics are available on http://www.s01r.com/ [TNX EA5RM]
VP6DI & KH8SI: John, K1ER reports that "multiple virus attacks destroyed all
                the old files" and the web pages for VP6DI (Ducie Island) and
                KH8SI (Swains Island) have had to be reconstructed. They are
                now available at http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/ (two videos
VU4AN/VU3xxx: On-line logs for Sigi, DL7DF and his team mates are now
                available at http://www.dl7df.com/vu4/log.php: VU4AN/VU3NZC
                (SP3DOI), VU4AN/VU3RWN (SP3GEM), VU4AN/VU3RYB (DL7DF),
                VU4AN/VU3RYG (SP3CYY) and VU4AN/VU3SIE (DK1BT). QSL all five
                calls via DL7DF.

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/OM5RW, 4K9W, 4X411A, 5B4AGC,
6W/G4WFQ, 7X0RY, 8Q7DV, 8R1EA, 9K2HN, 9L1JT, 9M2CNC, 9N7JO, 9V1YC, BA4DW/2,
HH4/W4WX, HI3/K7BV, J88DR, KG4SB, KH2K/AH0, LU1ZB (AN-012; AA LU-05), MU0EXV,
TO9A, TT8PK, TT8ZZ, TU2CI, TU2OJ, UR0MC, V25G (NA-100), V31TP, V44/EW1AR,
V73CW, V73VE, V8ASV, VP8PJ, VQ9LA, WP3R, XF1K (NA-124), XF3NN (NA-135),

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