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10 July 2010

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A     - Ennio, IW1RBI will be active from Monaco on  12-25  July.  He  will
         operate holiday style on various bands SSB and digital modes.  [TNX
3B8    - Armin, DK9PY is active as 3B8/DK9PY from Mauritius  (AF-049)  until
         21 July. He operates only CW on 40-10  metres,  running  100  watts
         into dipoles and a longwire. Armin might go on a  2-day  side  trip
         to either Reunion Island (FR) and/or Rodriguez Island  (3B9).  [TNX
5B     - Celebrating his Golden Jubilee in Amateur Radio, Alan  5B4AHJ  will
         operate SSB and CW as 5B50J from 25  October  2010  to  25  October
         2011, the day that will mark the  50th  anniversary  of  his  first
         licence. QSL via 5B4AHJ. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
5V     - Franco, I1FQH will be active as 5V7DX from Kpalime, Togo  on  15-26
         July. He plans to operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres plus  6m.  QSL
         via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
9A     - Italo, IK6JNH and Andrea, IK6VXO are  active  as  9A/homecall  from
         Drvenik Mali (EU-016) until 13 July. They will participate  in  the
         IARU HF World Championship as 9A/IK6JNH;  outside  the  IARU  event
         they will use 9A/IK6VXO (SSB and RTTY). [TNX IK6VXO]
BV     - Celebrating the 100th anniversary  of  the  Republic  of  China,  a
         couple of special callsigns will be  in  use  from  Chinese  Taipei
         (Taiwan): BP100 (QSL via BX4AQ) from 10 July 2010  to  31  December
         2011, and BV100  (QSL  via  BV2KI)  from  10  October  2010  to  31
         December 2011 (further information on  the  latter,  including  the
         relevant award, can be found at [TNX The Daily DX]
BY     - Xizhu Wang, BH7NLD will be active as BH7NLD/7 from  Weizhou  Island
         (AS-139) until 13 July. He operates with  10  watts  and  a  ground
         plane between 2 and 14  UTC;  look  for  him  around  7055,  14260,
         21200, 28460, 29600 (FM) and 50110. QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX  DX
CT7    - Special event station CS29MR will be active on 12-18 July  for  the
         29th International Motorcycle Rally in Faro,  Portugal.  Operations
         are planned on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via  CT1EHX.  [TNX
DL     - Chris, DL4FO  to  be  active  as  DL4FO/p  from  Spiekeroog  Island
         (EU-047) on 11-16 July. He will operate QRP, mainly CW, on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via home call. [TNX]
F      - Special callsign TM8OU will be in use on 16-30  July  to  celebrate
         the 50th anniversary of the Radio Club  d'Albert.  QSL  via  F5KOU.
         [TNX F8REF]
F      - Jean-Marc, F5SGI will be active as F5SGI/p from Belle-Ile  (EU-048)
         on 18-30 July. He will operate mostly CW and  will  participate  in
         the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5SGI]
F      - F0GHK, F1SRC, F4EYQ, F6DZD and YT2WW will be active as  TM5KD  from
         Sein Island (EU-068) on 22-27 July, IOTA Contest  included.  Before
         and after the Contest they will concentrate on CW,  PSK31  and  the
         VHF bands. QSL via F5KKD. [TNX F4EYQ]
F      - Once again look for the Provins ARC  to  participate  in  the  IOTA
         Contest as TM7C from Noirmoutier  Island  (EU-064).  The  operators
         will be F4AJQ, F4TTR, F5AGB, F5NQL, F5VHQ, F6AML, F8IJV  and  F9IE.
         QSL via F5CWU. [TNX F5NQL]
FO     - Alain, FO5RH will be active as TX5TES on 11-25 July,  IOTA  Contest
         included. The special callsign's suffix stands for  Totale  Eclipse
         Solaire, the  total  solar  eclipse  expected  on  11  July.  Alain
         operates from Tatakoto (OC-066), French Polynesia. [TNX F6AJA]
G      - This year the  Radio  Society  of  Great  Britain  (RSGB)  will  be
         represented by GR2HQ in the IARU HF World  Championship.  Expect  a
         large group of operators from several DXCC Entities withing the  UK
         to be active on all the HF contest bands on both CW  and  SSB.  QSL
         via M0OXO, direct or bureau.  Further  information,  including  the
         awards programme for contacting GR2HQ on various  bands/modes,  can
         be found at
GU     - Frank, PA4N will active as MU/PA4N from Guernsey (EU-114) on  12-19
         July. He will focus on 80-10 metres CW, with some RTTY  or  SSB  as
         well as some activity on 160 or 6 metres. QSL via home  call.  [TNX]
GW     - The Strumble Head  DX  and  Contest  Group  (G1VDP,  G4LDL,  M0URX,
         MW0JRX, MW0JZE and MW0RLJ)  will  operate  as  MC0SHL  from  Ramsey
         Island (EU-124)  from  22  July  through  the  26th  or  27th  (all
         dependant on tides), including an entry  in  the  IOTA  Contest  as
         MW9W. They will  have  three  stations  with  amplifers,  and  will
         operate as MC0SHL on 17 and 12 metres during the contest  hours  to
         try to give as many contacts on these bands also.  Expect  them  to
         use mainly SSB, with some RTTY  and  CW.  QSL  via  M0URX.  Further
         information  and  QSLling  instructions    can    be    found    at [TNX G1VDP]
         IW9HLM and IW9HQP will participate in the IOTA Contest as  IT9EJW/p
         from Lachea Island (EU-166, IIA CT-002). QSL via IT9EJW, direct  or
         bureau. Further information at [TNX IT9EJW]
I      - Operators from ARI Trieste will be active as  IQ3TS  from  Vittoria
         Lighthouse (WAIL FV-001, ARLHS ITA 174) on  21-22  August  for  the
         12th annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend.  QSL  via
         bureau or direct (see [TNX IV3KAS]
I      - Flavio,  IW2NEF   will  be  active  as  IG9/IW2NEF  from  Lampedusa
         (AF-019) on 18-30 July. He  will  operate  holiday  style  on  40-6
         metres and will take part in the IOTA Contest. QSL via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX IW2NEF]
I      - Ruggero, IK2PZC will be active as IG9/IK2PZC from Lampedusa  Island
         (AF-019) on 22-31 July. He will operate  SSB,  RTTY  and  PSK,  and
         will participate in the IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  home  call.  [TNX
IS0    - Flaviano, I2MOV will be active as IS0/I2MOV from Sardinia  (EU-024)
         from 13 July through September. He will operate mainly CW  on  40-6
         metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
IS0    - Nicola IS0BMU, Raffaele IS0CPU, Gianni  IS0IGV,  Carlo  IS0JOO  and
         Claudio IZ1DNJ will be active  as  IM0K  from  San  Macario  Island
         (EU-165) on 23-25 July, including an entry  in  the  IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via IS0BMU. [TNX IZ1DNJ]
KL     - Mike AD5A and his two sons, Michael AB5EB and Jake KB5SKN, will  be
         active from Kalgin Island (NA-158). The expedition will be  on  the
         air sometime Friday,  6  August  and  will  QRT  during  the  local
         mid-afternoon on the 8th. They will have two stations  running  100
         watts, and will operate CW  (AD5A/KL5)  and  SSB  (AB5EB/KL0).  The
         team will be equipped to operate on 6m if the band  opens  up,  but
         it will not be a priority. The QSL route will be announced as  soon
         as it finalized. [TNX]
SM     - Aloys, PA3DAT and his wife Femma, PA3DWK plan  to  operate  from  a
         few islands during their holidays in Denmark and Sweden:
         15 July     OZ/PA3DAT     Faro     EU-029
         18 July     SM7/PA3DAT    Oland    EU-037
         23-25 July  SM0/PA3DAT    Singo    EU-084
         27 July     SM3/PA3DAT    Alnon    EU-087
         They will operate SSB mainly on 20 and 40m, and will  take part  in
         the IOTA Contest from EU-084. Further information  can be found  at [TNX NG3K]
SV     - Giovanni, IW7DOL  will  be  active  as  SV8/IW7DOL/p  from  Kerkyra
         Island (EU-052) on 12-17 July. He plans to operate SSB and  digital
         modes. QSL via home call. [TNX IW7DOL]
SV     - Giannis, SV2FPU will be  active  as  SV2FPU/8  from  Limnos  Island
         (EU-049) and Plaka Lighthouse on 21-31 July.  He  will  operate  on
         40-6 metres, possibly with some activity during the  IOTA  Contest.
         QSL via home call, direct only. [TNX SV2FPU]
TA     - The TC Special Wireless  Activity  Team  (  will  be
         active as TC2010VS until 11 July for the Volvo Youth  Sailing  ISAF
         World Championship that is being held in Istanbul. [TNX TA0U]
TA     - Members of Manisa branch of TRAC will be  active  through  July  as
         TC90AA to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Anadolu  Ajansi,  the
         Turkish state news agency. QSL via TA3KO, direct  or  bureau.  [TNX
V3     - Ray, WQ7R (HR9/WQ7R and HQ9R) left Roatan  Islan  (NA-057)  and  is
         moving to San Ignacio, Belize. His new callsign is  V31BD  and  the
         QSL route will still be via K5WW. [TNX The Daily DX]
V3     - Bob/W5UQ (V31UQ), San/K5YY (V31YY) and Bill/W5SJ  (V31SJ)  will  be
         active from Placencia, Belize on 12-19 July. They plan  to  operate
         CW and SSB on 80-6 metres. QSL V31YY via K5YY; QSL V31SJ and  V31UQ
         via W5JAY. [TNX DX World]
VE     - After his eventful trip to  East  Pen  Island,  Cezar  VE3LYC  will
         travel again to  the  Canadian  Arctic,  this  time  attempting  to
         activate the Nunavut (Kitikmeot Region) East  IOTA  Group  (NA-208,
         CQ Zone 2). This group was activated for the first  and  only  time
         fifteen years ago. For this project Cezar retained the services  of
         local guides and applied for VY0X callsign, aiming to  operate  for
         up to 3 days, between approximately 11-14  August.  The  island  he
         will operate from will be decided on site, to  ensure  unobstructed
         propagation to various regions  around  the  world.  Cezar  reminds
         everyone that weather conditions and  safety  concerns  can  affect
         the outcome of this project.  At  this  time,  he  is  looking  for
         donors who understand and appreciate the  nature  of  his  attempt,
         and wish to join in the effort. You can support the expedition  via
         PayPal at tiberius.trifu[@] [TNX VE3LYC]
VK     - Andrew VK4HAM, Peter VK4FSSB  and  Ryan  N0OJ  will  be  active  as
         VK4HAM/p from Fraser Island (OC-142) on 23-27  July,  IOTA  Contest
         included. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres  with  verticals,  wires
         and 100 watts. Further information at QSL  via
         VK4HAM. [TNX VK4HAM]
VQ9    - Jim, VQ9JC (ND9M) reports he has received a temporary license  "for
         what's turning into an annual special prefix  operation".  He  will
         be active on all bands, including  the  satellites,  as  VQ90JC  on
         10-25 July.  Jim  will  participate  in  both  the  IARU  HF  World
         Championship and the IOTA Contest (Diego  Garcia  is  AF-006),  and
         will be on all  bands  (if  open)  including  the  satellites.  All
         operation will have to fall outside his normal work hours and  will
         typically be 1200-1730 UTC, although he "might be able  to  squeeze
         in some extra time outside those hours". QSL via ND9M.
W      - The Nutley Amateur  Radio  Society  (W2GLQ)  will  be  active  from
         Sheffield Island (NA-136) on 17-18 July. QSl via  KD2C,  direct  or
         bureau. [TNX KC2LSD]
XT     - Andre HB9CVC (XT2CVC), Ludo HB9EOU (XT2LW) and Pierre-Andre  HB9HLV
         (XT2HLV) from the VHF DX Gang (HB9EME) will  be  active  as  XT2EME
         from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 15 July to 2 August. They  will
         operate SSB, CW and PSK on 80,  40,  20,  17,  15,  12,  10  and  6
         metres. QSL via HB9EOU. Proceeds from QSLling  and  donations  will
         be given to "La Maison du Coeur",  the  orphanage  the  group  will
         operate from. Further information is available  on the expedition's
         website at

IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ---> The Finnish WRTC 2002  gang  in  association
with Radio Arcala, OH8X will activate four DXCC  Entities  and  ITU zones in
the IARU HF World Championship:
CQ8X   Azores         QSL via OH2BH  op.  CU2DX
OH0X   Aland Islands  QSL via OH2TA  op.  OH2PM
OX8XX  Greenland      QSL via OH2BH  ops. OH2BH, OH2MM, OH2TA, OX3KQ
TF4X   Iceland        QSL via G3SWH  ops. OH1RX, TF4M

IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ---> This year's event (rules  can  be  found  at will run  from 12 UTC on 10 July until 12
UTC on the 11th.  The following IARU Member Society HQ stations are expected
to participate:
Call     DXCC                 Mult
3V8HQ    Tunisia              CAST
8N1HQ    Japan                JARL
8N2HQ    Japan                JARL
8N3HQ    Japan                JARL
8N4HQ    Japan                JARL
8N8HQ    Japan                JARL
9A0HQ    Croatia              HRS
CR5HQ    Portugal             REP
E7HQ     Bosnia & Hercegovina ARABiH
EM5HQ    Ukraine              UARL
GR2HQ    United Kingdom       RSGB
HB0HQ    Liechtenstein        AFVL
HL0HQ    South Korea          KARL
IU1HQ    Italy                ARI
IU2HQ    Italy                ARI
IU4HQ    Italy                ARI
IU5HQ    Italy                ARI
IU8HQ    Italy                ARI
IU9HQ    Italy                ARI
JV1HQ    Mongolia             MRSF
LX0HQ    Luxembourg           RL
LY0HQ    Lithuania            LRMD
NU1AW    USA                  IARU
OE1A     Austria              OVSV
OH2HQ    Finland              SRAL
OZ1HQ    Denmark              EDR
PC6HQ    The Netherlands      VERON
PG6HQ    The Netherlands      VERON
TM0HQ    France               REF
VK4WI    Australia            WIA
VU2PAI   India                ARSI
W1AW/8   USA                  ARRL
Z30HQ    Macedonia            RSM
ZL6HQ    New Zealand          NZART

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

FRANCE: 40 METRES EXPANDED ---> Effective  30  June,  French  amateur  radio
operators are allowed to operate on 7100-7200 KHz on a primary  basis.  [TNX

FRANCE: POSTAL RATES ---> Jean-Michel, F6AJA reports that  postal  rates  in
France have increased since 1 July.  The  new  prices  for  standard  letter
items up to 20 grams are as follows:
Metropolitan France                                           EUR 0.58
French overseas departments, collectivities and territories   EUR 0.58
European Union and Switzerland                                EUR 0.75
Other European countries and Rest of the world                EUR 0.87

IARU  HF  WORLD  CHAMPIONSHIP  --->  In  order  to  promote    the  IARU  HF
Championship and HQ stations activity, the teams of the  national  societies
of Bosnia & Hercegovina (E7HQ), Croatia (9A0HQ) and  Austria  (OE1A)  agreed
to sponsor three plaques on behalf of IARU Region 1. They  will  be  awarded
to the stations who will make most QSOs with HQ stations in the first  hour,
in first 12 hours and in the 24 hours of the contest.  The  number  of  QSOs
will be  determined  from  HQ  logs  after  deadline  and  winners  will  be
announced as soon as possible. [TNX 9A5K, IARU R1 Contest Manager]

LOGS ---> The logsearch for the recent ZX8W activity  from  Cotijuba  Island
(SA-060) is now available at [TNX PT7WA]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> "I am receiving hundreds of  QSLs  via  buro  and  also
some direct", DF4SA says, "but I am not the QSL manager for 7X2ARA". He  did
operate from the 7X2ARA club station back in 2003 (24-30 November, CQ WW  DX
CW Contest included), and all of those QSOs have already been confirmed.  "I
can not confirm any other QSLs for any other date and time", Con says.

QSL VIA W2FB ---> Effective 5 July,  Steve  Busono,  W2FB  us  the  new  QSL
manager for Pri, YB0ECT and  Dudy, YB0DPO.

THAILAND ON 6 METRES ---> The  Radio  Amateur  Society  of  Thailand's  club
station (HS0AC) has been authorized to operate on 6 metres  for  the  CQ  WW
VHF Contest to be held from 18 UTC on 17 July through 21 UTC  on  the  18th.

SILENT KEYS ---> K. C. "Selva" Selvadurai (9V1UV), passed away  on  30  June
at the age of 77. Past President and a  founding  member  of  the  Singapore
Amateur Radio  Transmitting  Society,  he  also  served  as  IARU  Region  3
Director. Other recently reported Silent keys include Savo Torbica  (9A3IR),
Anibal Da Rocha Arijon (PY1QP), Michael B. Kaczynski  (W1OD)  and  James  E.
Olson (W4JO/ZF2JO).


QSLs  received  direct  or  through  managers:  3B8/SP2FUD,  3W6C  (AS-185),
4A1DXXE, 4K0VB, 4L0B, 4M5M, 4O7A, 4S7ULG,  4Z4UR,  5B/UT0U,  5H1S  (AF-032),
5H3EE, 5H3VMB,  5K4T  (SA-084),  5K8T  (SA-081),  5N7M,  5X1VB,  5Z4/UA4WHX,
6W/HA0NAR, 6Y3Z, 7P8AO, 7Q7VB, 7X2RO, 7X4AN,  7Z1SJ,  8Q7CE,  8Q7IA,  8Q7NA,
8Q7QQ, 9H3OG, 9H3TX, 9J2FM,  9U1KI,  9X0CW,  A71CV,  A71EL,  A92GR,  AO8FLH,
AP2TN, AX5CP, C56KR, C91LW, C91LW/p, CE1Z,  CE4CT,  CF3NAVY,  CN8KD,  CO4SM,
CP6IB, CR2X, CU2A, CX2FB, DA0HEL,  E20AS  (AS-125),  E21YDP,  EA6SX,  EA9IB,
HR9/WQ7R (NA-057), HS0ZBS, J20VB, J39BS, J5V, J88DR, JD1BMH, JD1BNQ,  JT1CS,
JT1DA, JV800CS, JY4NE, K4T (NA-079), K8LJG/4 (NA-138), LY11A, NP2KW,  OA4TT,
OD5/UA4WHX, OD5UE, P29TL, PY0FF,  R1FJM,  RA9LI/0  (AS-086),  RK2FWA,  RW2F,
SQ6ILC, ST2EB,  ST2VB, SU1SK, SV5AZP,  T31K,  T32AJ,  T32CI,  T32MI,  T32SI,
T32VI, T88CI, TA0/WA2KBZ,  TA1C/2,  TC2010OCCA,  TO2R,  TO7RJ,  TX3A,  TX3D,
UK8AR, V63DX, V63MY (OC-260), V84PMB, V85/JJ8DEN, V85DX, VG7G,  VG7V,  VG7W,
VK4SWE (OC-227), VK7GN, VK9LL,  VK9XX,  VP8DMH,  VP8DNA,  W1ASB/P  (NA-136),
XR0Y, XU7ACY, XW1B, YB9WAN, YI9PSE, YN2EA,  YV400D,  YW5F  (SA-058),  YW8AJ,
















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