[425ENG] 425 DX News #868

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22 December 2007 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 868
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                         **** DX INFORMATION ****
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                          Edited by IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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>>> SAINT-BARTHELEMY, DXCC ENTITY #338 <<<

The French Ovearseas Department (Departement d'outre-mer, DOM) of Guadeloupe
included Guadeloupe (FG), as well as the island of Saint-Barthelemy (FJ) and
the French part of the island of Saint-Martin (FS).

On 7 December 2003, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy voted in favour of
autonomy from Guadeloupe, in order to form separate Overseas Collectivities
(Collectivites d'outre-mer, COM). On 21 February 2007, the French Parliament
passed a bill granting COM status to both Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin.
The new status took effect on 22 February, when the law was published in the
Official Journal.

As for DXCC, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy have formed one single Entity
for decades - until 14 December 2007. This is the official release from the
ARRL Headquarters, dated 19 December:

   The ARRL DXCC Desk is pleased to announce the addition of St Barthelemy
   (FJ) to the DXCC List, making the island entity number 338 with an
   effective date of 14 December, 2007. Cards with contacts dated December
   14, 2007 or after will be accepted for DXCC credit. New card submissions
   for St Barthelemy will not be accepted until January 1, 2008 in order to
   allow time for administrative adjustments.

   The "event date" that caused St. Barthelemy to be added to the DXCC list
   was December 14, 2007, the date the US State Department Fact sheet was
   updated by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This update added St
   Barthelemy to the List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty
   with its Administrative Center in Gustavia, qualifying it under DXCC rules
   in Section II -- 1 Political Entities (c).

   French St Martin (FS), while also added to the List of Dependencies and
   Areas of Special Sovereignty, will remain on the DXCC List, but it is now
   considered a Point 1 Political Entity under the same classification as
   that of St Barthelemy.

   Please direct any questions you may have about St Barthelemy, St
   Martin or the DXCC program to the ARRL DXCC Desk (dxcc_at_arrl.org).

3Y - Pilot station and Media Officer Rhynhardt Louw, ZS6DXB
         (zs6dxb_at_kats.za.net) reports that a five man Norwegian led research
         team has been on Bouvet Island since 13 December, and will remain
         there until around 14 February 2008. The medical officer is Petrus
         Kritzinger, ZS6GCM (newly licenced, previous call ZR6PK). He has an
         Icom IC-735 and a Hustler 4-BTV vertical antenna, but limited HF
         experience. He was given a brief training session on operating
         procedures a couple of days prior to departure. Petrus expects to be
         active on the amateur radio bands as time and availability of
         electrical power permit. The landing permission was granted months
         ago, and the callsign (3Y0E) was issued on 19 December. QSL via
         LZ3HI. Bookmark http://3y0e.com/ for further information, updates
         and hopefully on-line logs. [TNX http://www.sarl.org.za/]
5Z - Nao, JK1FNL says he will be active as 5Z4/JK1FNL from Masai Mara,
         Kenya on 26-29 December. He will be running 100 watts into dipoles
         or vertical antennas on 15-40 metres. QSL via home call, direct or
         bureau.
CN - Didier, F4ELJ will be active as CN4MC from Morocco from 27 December
         to 3 January. He plans to operate on 80-10 metres SSB. QSL via home
         call. [TNX F4ELJ]
EA8 - Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be active from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
         (AF-004) from 30 December to 6 January. He plans to operate holiday
         style on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL via IK2DUW, direct or
         bureau. [TNX IZ2DPX]
FJ - Martti, OH2BH and Olli, OH0XX (HP1WW) have been active as FJ/OH2AM
         from Saint-Barthelemy (NA-146), the newest DXCC Entity, since 18
         December. They have two stations (SSB and CW), and they are
         concentrating on giving the "new one" to as many people as possible.
         Their QRT date is not known at the moment, but operation could
         continue until 27 December, The Daily DX reports. QSL via OH2BN.
HS - Those who need Thailand on 80 metres CW can look for Don, HS0ZEE who
         is QRV daily on 3505-3507 kHz from 21 to 00.30 UTC. He runs a TS940S
         to a 30m high dipole and welcomes skeds (g3vfu_at_hotmail.com). See
         qrz.com for the QSL information. [TNX HS0ZEE]
JA - Look for JS6RRR and JI3DST/JS6 to be active from the Miyako Islands
         (AS-079) from 27 December to 7 January. The main QTH will be
         Miyakojima (JIIA AS-079-005), with side trips to Ikema-jima
         (AS-079-001), Kurima-jima (AS-079-003) and Ogami-jima (AS-079-006).
         QSL via bureau only. [TNX JI3DST]
PA - The following eight special Christmas callsigns will be aired from
         the Netherlands between 20 December and 6 January: PA07XMAS (QSL via
         PG7V), PC07XMAS (QSL via PA3AM), PD07SANTA (QSL via PD0AT), PD07XMAS
         (QSL via PD2J), PD08HNY (QSL via PD0EMR), PF07XMAS (QSL via PA1WLB),
         PG07XMAS (QSL via PA7JWC), PH07XMAS (QSL via PA4CHE). Information on
         the relevant Christmas 2007 Award can be found at
         www.pg7v.net/xmas2007 [TNX PG7V]
SP_ssh - Marek, SP3GVX has been back to the Polish "Henryk Arctowski"
         scientific station on King George Islans, South Shetlands (AN-010)
         since November, and will remain there until late next year. Expect
         him to be active as HF0POL when his workload permits. QSL via
         SP3WVL. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX SP3BGD]
UN - Rashad, 4J9M is on a business trip to Aktau, Kazakhstan and has been
         authorized to operate as UN/4J9M until 3 February 2008. QSL via
         DL7EDH. [TNX 4J9M]
ZL - Paul, ZL3TX and local Radio Clubs operators will be active as ZM6JAM
         during the 18th New Zealand/International Scouts Jamboree, to be
         held in Christchurch from 29 December to 5 January. The main
         activity will take place between 20-8 UTC each day, apart from New
         Years Eve when the station will remain active till 12 UTC. ZM6JAM
         will be active on 80-10 metres mainly SSB and Digital Modes, along
         with Echolink via the ZL3CAR repeater Node 101553 and ILRP on
         145.625 repeater Node 6900. QSL via ZL3TX. For further information
         or for those wanting to set up skeds please email zm6jam_at_yahoo.co.nz
         [TNX ZL3NB]

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                         **** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B7C ---> The 3B7C DVD, "a colourful and comprehensive account of life on Ile
du Sud, Saint Brandon, during the 3B7C DXpedition", is now available. Also
included is the 3B9C Rodrigues video. Each video runs for approximately 45
minutes. Complete details can be found at http://www.3b7c.com/DVD.htm [TNX
G3XTT]

C56JJ ---> Jan, PA4JJ says that his recent C56JJ operation from The Gambia
(1-10 December) has been approved for DXCC credit.

CAROLINA DX ASSOCIATION ---> At its Annual Meeting & Christmas Party held on
13 December, the Carolina DX Association (http://www.cdxa.org) elected the
following officers for 2008: Ted Goldthorpe/W4VHF (President), Paul
Ponak/AD4IE (Vice-President), Cliff Wagoner/W3ZL (Secretary-Treasurer), John
Scott/K8YC (Newsletter Editor), Dick Williams/W3OA (Contest Manager), Joe
Simpkins/K4MD (Cluster Manager), Paul Sturpe/W3GQ (Cluster Manager, North),
Wayne Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]

CLARION ISLAND ---> The team on Socorro Island (6E4LM, XF4YK and XF4YW) went
QRT on 16 December. On the 19th they operated from Clarion Island (NA-115)
for a couple of hours on 20 and 17 metres. On-line logs will be available on
http://www.6e4lm.xedx.org when the operators are back home. QSL XF4YK via
XE1YK, QSL XF4YW via XE2YW, QSL 6E4LM via XE2K.

FJ & CQ DX AWARDS ---> CQ DX Awards Manager Billy Williams, N4UF has
announced that the island of Saint-Barthelemy (FJ) has been added to the CQ
DX Awards entity list, effective immediately, for confirmed contacts with the
island made on or after 21 February 2007. For purposes of the CQ DX Field
Awards, Saint-Barthelemy is in grid field FK. For more information on the CQ
DX Awards, please visit http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/awards.html or the CQ
DX Awards homepage at http://home.earthlink.net/~bfwillia/page3.html.

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> The Annual Listings as at February 2007 are now
available on the IOTA Programme (http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/index.php) and
the IOTA Manager's (http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/) web sites. The
performance tables include the Honour Roll and the Annual Listing, as well as
the VHF/UHF, Club and SWL listings. Listing in the 2007 tables was restricted
to those members who had updated their scores since February 2002.

QSL 5L2MS ---> The first direct cards for 5L2MS (October 2007) are arriving.
Henk, PA3AWW would like to remind that one USD does not cover return postage
expenses and those direct requests will be processed via the bureau.

QSL HZ1MD ---> Effective 1 January 2008, Peter, PA2V will no longer be the
QSL manager for HZ1MD. However, Peter will honour all the QSL requests for
HZ1MD's activity from the Farasan Islands (AS-193). The cards are expected
from the printer between late December and early January. [TNX VE3LYC and
www.islandchaser.com]

QSL SU8BHI ---> Gabi, HA3JB expects to receive the new QSL cards for SU8BHI
(see www.qsl.net/ha3jb/news.html) at the end of January. QSL direct only to
HA3JB (Kutasi Gabor, P.O. Box 243, H-8601 Siofok, Hungary). If you do not
receive your card, please e-mail him at ha3jb_at_t-email.hu [TNX HA3JB/SU8BHI]

QSL YB0ZZ & YE0X ---> Pri, YB0ECT reports that the "P.O. Box 8000 Jakarta
11000" address is no longer valid. The new address for both YB0ZZ (ORARI DKI
Jakarta Club Station) and YE0X (Contest ORARI Daerah DKI Jakarta) is: Jl.
Suryo Pranoto No.8 Gedung Prasada Sasana Karya Lantai 10, Jakarta Pusat
(10130), Indonesia

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                         ******* QSL INFO ********
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                          Edited by IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

===================================================================
CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
===================================================================
3B8FQ K5XK EM10KDR RU6UR R10KDR RU6UR
4L1FP LZ1OT ER10KDR ER3GS R1AND RU1ZC
4L1UN EA7FTR ES1A ES1AJ S05A EA1BT
4L4WW EA7FTR ES1WN ES1AX SY2TSL SZ2TSL
4L8A DJ1CW ET3JA OK3AA T88GS JE1PGS
4S7DXG UR9IDX FJ/OH2AM OH2BN T88LY JJ2VLY
5H9PD W8FV FK8DD LZ1JZ T88PR JJ8DEN
5N8NDP IK5JAN FK8GX W3HNK T88RA JH1RMH
5P0MF DH1LAO FM1II ON4IQ T88YU JQ2GYU
5R8FL G3SWH FM5CD F5VU TF3CW LX1NO
5R8FU SM5DJZ FM5WD W3HNK TF3ZA KT6YL
5R8GZ G3SWH FO5RH F2HE TM7VT F6KJX
5X1AB K6EID GB6GW GW0TKX TN/9Q1TB/P SM5DJZ
5X4X DF5GQ GB80GKZ 2E0NCG TN6X DJ6SI
9G1YK PA3ERA HF50SSM SP9KJM TN9Z DJ9ZB
9J2CA G3SWH HF85GN SP5ZDH TR8CA F6CBC
9L1BTB SP7BTB HG70LL HA3KNA TR8CR F6AJA
9M2TO JA0DMV HK4OBA EA5KB UN3M EA7FTR
9V1YC N5ID HR9/WQ7R AI4U V44KJ WB2TSL
A92BND A92GR HS0ZDR W4FOA V55SRT IZ8EDJ
A92GT EA7FTR HZ1SK IZ8CLM VK2IAY/4 G0UIH
A92HB GM6TVR HZ1ZH EA7FTR VP5E K0OK
AI4VU/HI3 JT1CO II0TH I0YCB VP9/VE3ZF VE3ZF
BP100S BX4AN II1C I1OJE VQ9JC ND9M
CE0ZAA CE2AA KH0/AB2WE JI1JPJ W1VX/KH0 JF1OCQ
CO2CI WD4OIN LU1ZD LU4DXU W8XGI/KH2 JA1XGI
CO2NB EA5KB LY10KDR LY3W XT2WC F1IQH
CO2WL IZ8EBI LZ07IPY LZ3SM XV1X OK1DOT
CO6XN N3ZOM LZ40VP LZ2VP YE9FCCC YB1GJS
CV5K CX2ABC N3YS/KH0 JE1SYN YI9MI AD7MI
CW2C IK1PMR OH9SCL OH9UV YI9QX SP8WQX
CX7CO KA5TUF OJ1ABOA OH2FFP YU60BCD YU7BCD
DQ10KDR RU6UR OX3XR OZ3PZ YW6YL IT9DAA
E4/OM2DX OM3JW P40GH WA2TTI Z29KM EA7FTR
EA8/8S8L SM0DXT PA25HSG PA4PS ZL1HY EA7FTR

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                         ******* ADDRESSES *******
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                          Edited by IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2AG Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, c/o Sam Torope, P.O. Box 3040, 98846
        Noumea, New Caledonia
DL7EDH Alexander Spielmann, Hubertusstr. 5, D-85095 Denkendorf, Germany
GM6TVR John Black, Solway View, Carlisle Road , Annan DG12 6QX, Scotland, UK
IT9DAA Corrado Ruscica, P.O. Box 1, 96018 Pachino (Succ.1) - SR, Italy
JD1BMM Masafumi Ishihara, 2-305 Loran, 2-5-35 Miyazaki, Chuo-ku, Chiba
        260-0806, Japan
OH2BN Jarmo J. Jaakola, Kiilletie 5 C 30, Helsinki 00710, Finland
OM3JW Stefan Horecky, Mlynska 2, Stupava 900-31, Slovak Republic
OZ7AEI Jakob Pedersen, Naltoftevej 15, DK-7500 Holstebro, Denmark
SP7BTB Zbigniew Blechacz, Os.Sadkow 1 m 10, 26-603 Radom 5, Poland
TZ6JA Makoto Obara, P.O. Box 59, Tama, Tokyo, 206-8691 Japan

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