[425ENG] 425 DX News #823

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10 February 2007 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 823
                          *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
                          **** DX INFORMATION ****
                           Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW


The following announcement comes from Tom Harrell (N4XP) through Don
Greenbaum (N1DG).
"After three years of effort to obtain permission to land and operate from
the most needed entity in the world, that needed authorization has been
received. A multi-national team led by W6RGG will operate from Scarborough
Reef for ten days in late April. BA1HAM and BV4FH have been
instrumental in bringing this operation to reality with ongoing support being
provided by N4XP, N1DG, K5YY and N6MZ.
A team is being assembled that will include members from Asia, Europe and the
As with any DXpedition to a location such as this, transportation is very
costly and will be the largest single expense. Success will depend on the
contributions of the DX community.
Please QRX for more information as it becomes available and the web site is

3B6 - The Polish operators who will be active from Agalega in March-April
          [425DXN 821] are negotiating with transport companies on insurance
          and shipping costs. Their preliminary budget of EUR 70,000 seems not
          to be sufficient, and the team is actively seeking sponsors and
          financial help. Details on the expedition and on how to contribute
          can be found at http://3b6.godx.eu or from Witek, SP9MRO
          (sp9mro_at_godx.eu). [TNX SP9MRO]
C6 - Bill, NE1B (C6AWB) and Tom, C6ANM will be active (mainly on 160 and
          80 metres, and the WARC bands) from the Bahamas from 21 February to
          6 March, including entries in the CQ WW 160-Meter DX SSB Contest
          (24-25 February) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (3-4 March). Most
          operations will be from Eleuthera and New Providence (both count for
          IOTA NA-001), but they may also make a side trip to the Berry
          Islands (NA-054) on 28 February. QSL for both via WA2IYO (logs will
          be uploaded to LOTW).
CT3 - Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will be active again as CT3/DL3KWR
          and CT3/DL3KWF from Madeira (AF-014) on 8-22 March. They plan to
          operate mostly CW and on the WARC bands. Hardy will try for the
          first time in RTTY. QSL via home calls. E-mail requests for bureau
          cards can be sent to dl3kwr_at_darc.de or dl3kwf_at_darc.de respectively.
          Their web site is at http://www.mydarc.de/dl3kwr [TNX DL3KWR and
E5 - Bob, G3PJT will be active as E51PJT (requested call) from Raratonga
          (OC-013), South Cook Islands on 3-17 March. He will operate mainly
          CW and for the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (10-11 March). QSL via home
          call, direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent
          to g3pjt_at_btinternet.com). [TNX G3PJT]
F - Manu, F5NCU (CW) and Gerard, F6EHJ (SSB) will be active on 10-90
          metres as TM7BA from Batz Island (EU-105) from 28 July to 4 August,
          IOTA Contest included. QSL via F5NCU, direct or via bureau. [TNX
GJ - Look for Pete, K8PT and Craig, K3PLV to be active again from Jersey
          (EU-013) on 14-22 March. They will operate as MJ/K8PT and MJ/K3PLV
          on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, with an emphasis on the lower
          bands. QSL via home calls. Skeds can be arranged at k8pt_at_arrl.net
          before they leave. Their web page is at
          http://users.adelphia.net/~crahill/ [TNX K8PT]
HH - Dale, N3BNA and Ray, KC3VW plan to operate in their spare time as
          HH7/N3BNA (focus on CW, QSL via KA2AEV) and HH7/KC3VW (focus on SSB)
          from southwestern Haiti starting on 12-13 February until the 24th.
          HH7/N3BNA will try to participate in the ARRL DX Contest as a low
          power station. [TNX K1XN]
HI - Fabio, IK4QJF reports he will be active as HI3/IK4QJF from the
          Dominican Republic (NA-096) between 22 February and 7 March.
HK - Stan, AC8W and Hank, K8DD will operate as HK1/AC8W and HK1/K8DD from
          Cartagena, Colombia on 14-21 February. QSL via home calls. They will
          participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as a Multi-Single entry (call
          for the contest to be decided). [TNX NG3K]
HP - W9RE, N5OT, W4OC and N4GG will be active as HP1/homecall from
          Contadora Island (NA-072) on 13-20 February. Look for HP1XX during
          the ARRL CW DX Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
HR - Txema, EA5BWR and Luis, EA5KY will be working on "radio solidarity"
          project in El Progreso, Honduras on 14-21 February. They will
          operate on 10-80 metres SSB, CW and RTTY as HQ2R in their spare
          time. QSL via EA4URE, bureau or direct. [TNX EA5KY]
J7 - Igor, VA3YDX reports he will be active as J79DX from Dominica until
          18 February. QSL direct only to home call.
JW - Look for Maria Teresa, JW/IN3TCH (RTTY) and Mauro, JW/IN3SAU (SSB)
          to operate from from the JW5E club station on Longyearbyen (EU-026),
          Svalbard on 8-11 March. They will concentrate on the low bands. QSL
          via IN3SAU. [TNX IN3SAU]
KP2 - John, K3CT and John, K3TEJ will be active as KP2/K3CT and KP2/K3TEJ
          from St. Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 14-21 February. They will
          operate CW, RTTY and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via home calls. They
          will also be active as WP2Z (QSL via KU9C) in the ARRL DX Contest
          (CW). [TNX K3TEJ]
PJ - Alex, PY1WAS/PY2 will be active as PY1WAS/PJ7 from Sint Marteen
          (NA-105) on 18-21 February. He plans to operate mainly CW with some
          SSB on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via bureau or
          direct to PY2AA. [TNX PY1WAS/PY2]
TZ - Makoto "Mac" Obara will be active again as TZ6JA from Mali on 13-21
          February. He plans to operate SSB mainly on 40 and 80 metres, with
          some 20m and 15m activity. QSL direct to Mac Obara, P.O. Box 59,
          Tama, Tokyo, 206-8691 Japan. [TNX JA1ELY]
TZ - Eric/ON4LN (TZ2T), Ivo/ON5CD (TZ1T), Stefaan/ON4FG (TZ4T) and
          Bart/ON3VK, plus Paul, TZ6PVI (ON7ASL) will operate SSB, CW and
          digital modes on 160-10 metres from Bamako, Mali on 2-7 April. They
          plan to have at least two stations on the air. QSL via ON4LN
          (direct) or via home calls (bureau). Further information can be
          found at http://mali2007.obox.be/
V3 - K5PI (V31AT), AB5K (V31TG), W5ZL (V31ZL) and WC0W (V31TP) will
          participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest (17-18 February) as V31TP from
          Cahal Pech, Belize. Before and after the contest they will operate
          under their individual calls. QSL via home calls. [TNX W5ZL]
V7 - Tom, K7ZZ will be active as V73ZZ from the Marshall Islands on 12-19
          February, ARRL DX CW Contest included. Before the contest he will
          concentrate on the WARC bands. QSL via K7ZZ. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP2M - Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active as VP2MPW from Montserrat
          (NA-103) on 21-28 February. They plan to operate on 160-10 metres
          CW, with the possibility of some RTTY and PSK31. Propagation
          permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many
          hours every day as is possible. QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau
          (e-mail requests for burea cards can be sent to
          phil_at_g3swh.demon.co.uk). [TNX G3SWH]
VP2V - Steve, AK0M and Sandy, KC0RD will be active as VP2V/homecall from
          Anegada, British Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 12-18 February. They
          plan to operate holiday style on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6
          metres primarily CW. QSL via AK0M, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
VP2V - Andreas, DL2AU will be active as VP2V/DL2AU from Anegada, British
          Virgin Islands (NA-023) on 13-22 February. He plans to operate SSB,
          PSK31 and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
          The web site for the activity is at http://www.vp2v.com [TNX
XU - Fujimori/JA3PPH and Mega/JA3EGZ (from the Himeji Amateur Radio Club)
          and YL operator Yoko/JA3DFM (from the JARL Kobe Club) will be active
          from Sihanoukville, Cambodia on 16-19 March. They will operate CW
          and SSB as XU7PPH, XU7EGZ and XU7DFM on 160-10 metres (possibily on
          6 metres as well). Direct cards for all shoudl be sent to Himeji
          Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 6, Himeji, 670-8691 Japan. The QSL
          routes for bureau cards are XU7DFM via JA3DFM, XU7EGZ via JA3EGZ,
          XU7PPH via JA3EGZ. [TNX JA1ELY]
ZD8 - Bill, W4WX and Jan, K4QD will be active as ZD8WX and ZD8QD from
          Ascension Island (AF-003) on 19-27 February. They plan to operate
          CW, PSK-31, RTTY and SSB on all bands. QSL ZD8WX via W4WX (direct
          only), QSL ZD8QD via K4QD (direct or bureau). [TNX W4WX]
ZL8 - Jacky, ZL3CW (F2CW) and Aki, ZL1GO (JA4EKO) will be active as ZM8CW
          and probably ZL8GO from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands (OC-039)
          between 22 and 27 March. QSL via ZL1AMO. [TNX The Daily DX]

David/W3WKP (VP8DKG) will be cruising in the Southern Ocean between 11
February and 4 March. Expected stops include the South Shetlands, the
Antarctic Peninsula, the South Orkneys, South Georgia and the Falkland
Islands. They plan to operate CW, SSB and PSK either as homecall/KC4 and with
their personal VP8 calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

TRIP TO AFRICA ---> Peter, HA3AUI will be going back to Africa in late
February. He will be active as either 6W2SC (from Senegal) and J5UAP (from
Guinea-Bissau) starting around 25 February until around 30 April or maybe
longer. Peter plans to operate digital modes with some SSB on all bands. QSL
via HA3AUI, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LOTW. His web site is
under construction at http://cqafrica.net. [TNX NG3K]

CQ WW RTTY WPX CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (10-11 February):
* 5C5W Morocco QSL via EA5XX
* 8P4B SOSB 20m Barbados QSL via KU9C
* CT9M M/S Madeira QSL via bureau
* EF8A M/2 Canary Islands QSL via EA8AUW
* ER0FEO Moldova QSL via UU0JM
* KH7X SOSB 80m Hawaii QSL via K2PF
* HQ9R SOAB Honduras QSL via N6FF
* J20RR M/S Djibouti QSL via I2YSB
* J43BSF M/S Greece QSL via SV1CIB
* OH0Z Aland Isls QSL via W0MM
* R7C/3 M/S European Russia
* TI5N Costa Rica QSL via W3HNK
* WP3C SOAB LP Puerto Rico QSL via W3HNK
* YW0DX M/S LP Aves Island QSL via IT9DAA
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrjwpx2007.html - good contest to
you all!

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest issue (January 2007) is now available
at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles and pictures should
be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba_at_ari.it).

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
ZL9BSJ/P Auckland and Campbell Islands 12 September 2006
5A7A Libya 15-20 November 2006
VU7LD Lakshadweep Islands 1-30 December 2006
VU7RG Lakshadweep Islands 14-26 January 2007
YU6AO Montenegro Operation effective 28 June 2006
Anyone who has submitted cards for YU6AO, and had them rejected, can send an
e-mail to dxcc_at_arrl.org for corrective action. [TNX NC1L]

QSL 4L6AM ---> Joseph Obstfeld, 4X6KJ reports that the IARC (Israel Amateur
Radio Club) QSL bureau is receiving cards for 4L6AM routed through 4Z5CU.
Please note that 4Z5CU is not and has never been a member of IARC and has no
access to the bureau service. Cards should be sent direct only (details at

QSL EX8AB ---> The new QSL route for Bek is via RX3RC, direct (Roman A.
Novikov, P.O. Box 21, 392000 Tambov, Russia) or bureau. All previous routes
are no longer valid. Roman's web site is at http://rdaward.org/qslmng.htm

QSL IP5P ---> All of the outstanding QSOs made with IP5P (Palmaiola Island,
EU-028) in August 2006 have been confirmed automatically via the bureau.

QSL V51AS ---> The Daily DX reports that Frank, V51AS has "a new more
reliable QSL route now. It is not a QSL manager and will take a little longer
but should be steadfast". Cards can be sent to Steinhauser, Schlobstr. 68A,
82140 Olching, Germany.

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

C6ARI: On-line logs and a photo gallery for the 2-8 January C6ARI
           operation from Cay Sal Bank (NA-219) are available at


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3V8SF, 3XM6JR, 4O3T, 5A7A, 5N6EAM,
5R8RJ, 6W/RW3TN, 6Y1V, 6Y3R, 7Q7BP, 7W2OM, 8P9A, 8Q7DV, 9M2AX, 9M6NA, 9Q1EK,
A22/JA4ATV, A61Q, A70RRY, B1HQ, B4EG, C21HC, C52T, C53M, C56R, C6AKX, C6APG,
C6APR, C6AXX, C91Z, CE0Y/JK1FNL, DS4DR/4 (AS-093), DU9/N0NM, E51APX, E51NOU,
F5TLN/TU8, FG5DH, FO/KM9D (OC-114), FS/WY3P, FY5KE, HK0GU (NA-049), HK0GU/1
(SA-040), HP1/DL2OE, HP1AC, HR2/LU1DY, J28JA, J5UAF (AF-093), JD1AMA, JW4GHA,
K7C, KH8Q, LA/DL3VTA (EU-055), LA0CX, LT0H, LY3M, OX3XR, PJ7/K4UJ,
TU2/F5LDY, TU2CI, TZ6LF, TZ6MF, V26B, V31FG/P (NA-123), V5/DJ4SO, V51AS,
VE1//F5PAC (NA-154), VP2MRD (NA-103), VP5X, VP8LP, VP8ROT (AN-001), VP8SGK,
VP9KF, VQ9LA, VU7LD, VU7RG, W4PL (NA-112), XF4DL (NA-030), XU7ABN, YA4F,
YB1A, YB5AQB, YB5NOF/p (OC-106 and OC-108), YC3DIK (OC-021), YN2EJ, YU6AO,
YX0A (NA-020), YX0LIX (NA-020), ZA/DL2RMC, ZD8A, ZK2PX, ZL6QH, ZL8R (OC-039),


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