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425 DX News #817
30 December 2006

A.R.I. Dx Bulletin
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                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        
1A      - The forthcoming 1A4A operation from the Sovereing Military Order  of
          Malta [425DXN 815] will  include MS activity  (sked requests can  be
          sent to to The team is arranging a 2m station for WSJT
          that will  be  active  on  6-7  January.  Further  details  will  be
          available at
3V      - Alex, GM0DHZ reports  he will be  active from 3V8SS  for five  weeks
          starting on  7 January.  He plans  to operate  SSB and  CW on  10-80
6W      - Bert, PA3GIO will be active (on 160-10 metres SSB) as PA3GIO/6W from
          the 6W7RV DX Shack in Somone (, Senegal  on
          3-10 January. QSL via home  call, direct or  bureau (please use  the
          QSL request form  at for  bureau cards).  [TNX
7X      - Mike, DB1JAW and  Nichael, DK5MH will  be active  from the  northern
          part of the Sahara as 7W0JAW  and 7W0MH on 2-10 February. They  will
          operate 24 hours a day on  80-10 metres, but their main  frequencies
          will be +/- 14185, 14290, 18120, 18150, 24950 and 24980 kHz. QSL for
          both calls direct only to DB1JAW. [TNX NG3K]
9M6     - Saty, JE1JKL  will  be active  again  as 9M6NA  from  Labuan  Island
          (OC-133), East Malaysia on  4-7 January. He  will concentrate on  80
          and 160 metres. QSL via home call (e-mail requests for bureau  cards
          can be sent to [TNX NG3K]
A3      - Nag, JA7GAX  (A35TN) has  been  active from  Niauatoputapu  (OC-191)
          since 26 December  and will remain  there until 2  January. He  will
          then move to Vava'u (OC-064)  until 4 January.  After that, he  will
          return to Fiji (3D2CX) on his  way back home  (15 January). QSL  via
          home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE      - Carlos, CE6AMN  and  other six  operators  (namely  CE3HDI,  CE6UFF,
          CE6UFY, CE6UZL, LU1EJ  and XQ3SA) will  be active as  XR7C from  the
          lighthouse at Punta Corona (ARLHS CHI-013) on Chiloe Island (SA-018)
          from 29 January until 5 February. They plan to operate SSB and CW on
          80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via CE6AMN. [TNX CE6AMN]
CE0_eas - Nao, JK1FNL  will  be  active  as  CE0Y/JK1FNL  from  Easter  Island
          (SA-001) on 4-7 January. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40, 20,
          and 17 metres. If he can get a  licence, he might also be active  as
          FO/NA8O from French Polynesia on 3 and 8 January. QSL via home call.
          [TNX JK1FNL]
DU      - Francisco, CT1EAT will be active as  DU1/CT1EAT from Romblon  Island
          (OC-244) on 1-17 January (but on  10 January he will  move to a  new
          location on the same  island, and he  says he might  not be able  to
          operate from there). He plans to operate holiday style SSB and  RTTY
          on 10-80 metres. QSL direct to  home call (logs will be uploaded  to
          LOtW). After 17 January he might go and be active from a rarer  IOTA
          group, but he cannot give more  details for the time being. The  web
          page for the operation is at [TNX CT1EAT]
HI      - Norm, W1BYH reports he  will be active  from the Dominican  Republic
          (HI3) on 6-12  January. He  plans to  operate holiday  style on  all
          bands, with an emphasis on the  WARC bands, RTTY and PSK31. QSL  via
          home call, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
HL      - HL22 is a  very special callsign  issued to Kim,  DS5SWL to  support
          PyeongChang  as  the   candidate  city  of   South  Korea  for   the
          organization of the  XXII Olympic Winter  Games to be  held in  2014
          (  HL22  will  be  aired  on  80-10
          metres SSB and  CW until 30  June 2007.  QSL via  DS5SWL, direct  or
HL      - Han/DS2GOO, Jeong/6K2ABX, Lee/6K2CEW and possibily a few others will
          be active as either HL0GHQ/2 and  homecall/2 from Paengnyong  Island
          (AS-122) between  31 December  and 2  January  (length of  stay  may
          change depending on weather conditions and transport). They plan  to
          operate CW,  SSB, RTTY  and some  PSK31 on  10-80 metres.  QSLs  via
          DS2GOO, direct or bureau. [TNX HL1VAU]
JT      - Ken, K4ZW  will return  to Mongolia  on 15-25  January and  will  be
          active (possibly as JT1/K4ZW) along with  Chak, JT1CO. They plan  to
          concentrate on the low bands, with a special emphasis on 160 metres,
          especially to those areas most difficult to work from Zone 23.  [TNX
LX      - Luxemburg and the  Greater Region will  be the  European Capital  of
          Culture  2007  ( Special  event   stations
          LX2007L (district of Luxembourg) LX2007G (district of  Grevenmacher)
          and LX2007D (district  of Diekirch) will  be active  from 1  January
          through 31 December to celebrate this event. All of the QSOs will be
          confirmed automatically via the bureau. Information on the  relevant
          award, issued  by the  Reseau  Luxembourgeois des  Amateurs  d'Ondes
          Courtes, can be found in the Awards section at
PJ4     - Kelly, N0VD will be active as PJ4/N0VD from Bonaire (SA-006) on 6-13
          January. This is a business trip so activity will be as time allows.
          QSL via home call. [TNX N0VD]
PJ4     - Jeff, KU8E and John, K4BAI will operate (mostly CW on 160-10  metres
          and possibly  CW and  SSB  on 6  metres)  as PJ4/homecall  from  the
          K2NG/PJ4G rental  QTH  on Bonaire,  Netherlands  Antilles  on  13-20
          February. During the  ARRL DX CW  Contest John will  be QRV as  PJ4A
          (SOAB HP) full time and Jeff will be QRV as PJ4/KU8E part time.  QSL
          for all via K4BAI. [TNX K4BAI]
ST      - Slavko, S57DX will be in Sudan  from January through April and  will
          try to be active on the amateur radio  bands as much as he can.  His
          callsign will be ST2R, QSL via home call. Please note that Slavko is
          also the QSL manager for ST2T: "don't worry", he says, "all requests
          will be answered for sure" once he returns home. [TNX S57DX]
TA      - Charlie, GI4FUE  will  operate  holiday  style  as  TA4/GI4FUE  from
          Marmaris, Turkey  from 30  December until  11  January. He  will  be
          active on 17 and 20 meters  CW with some SSB, and  he also hopes  to
          have a dipole ready to take for possible 30m operation. [TNX GI4FUE]
VE      - John, VE7JZ  will be  active on  20 and  40 metres  from IOTA  group
          NA-061  on  7-20  January.  QSL  direct  or  via  the  bureau.  [TNX
VK9_nor - A  group  of  operators  from  the  Bavarian  Contest  Club  (namely
          Markus/DJ7EO,    Heye/DJ9RR,    Christian/DL1MGB,    Dietmar/DL3DXX,
          Tom/DL5LYM and Dieter/DL8OH) will be active  as VK9DNX from  Norfolk
          Island (OC-005) from 15 February to  3 March. They will operate  CW,
          SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres,  with a focus on  the low bands.  QSL
          via DJ2MX, direct or  bureau (an Online  QSL Request System  service
          will be available for bureau cards). Further information and on-line
          logs can be found at [TNX DL1MGB]
W       - Special event  station  K1Y  will  be  active  on  1-31  January  to
          celebrate the first  anniversary of  the Straight  Key Century  Club
          ( All  special  event  operators  will  be  using
          straight keys and bugs. QSL via K4VD.
XE      - In 2007  the  Federacion Mexicana  de  Radioexperimentadores  (FMRE,
          formerly known  as  Liga  Mexicana  de  Radioexperimentadores)  will
          celebrate its 75th anniversary. Amateur  radio stations from  Mexico
          have been  allowed  to replace  their  ordinary  prefixes  with  the
          following ones: 6H1 for XE1, 6I2 for  XE2, 6J3 for XE3, 6E4 for  XF4
          (Revillagigedo). In addition, expect 6G1LM  (FMRE club station)  and
          6F75A (FMRE contest station) to be  aired from 1 January through  31
          December. Next  year Mexico  is also  likely to  establish ten  call
          areas (from XE1 through XE0) to replace the current four. TNX K1XN]
XU      - Peter, NO2R will operate  CW and SSB  as XU7ACY from  Sihanoukville,
          Cambodia on 7-30 January. He plans  to concentrate on the low  bands
          and to participate  in the CQ  WW 160-Meter DX  CW Contest. QSL  via
          K2NJ. Doug, W2EN will act as his pilot station. [TNX NG3K]
YB      - Club station YC2ZBM will celebrate the  71st anniversary of  Kebumen
          Regency in Central Java on 6-10  January with a special activity  on
          40 and 15  metres. A large  QSL certificate will  be available  from
          YC2TJV (P.O.  Box 123,  Kebumen 54300,  Indonesia), details  can  be
          found at [TNX YC2TJV]
YS      - Roberto, I2JIN  will  operate CW  only  from El  Salvador  on  10-31
          January. [TNX I2FUG]

TRIP TO AFRICA ---> Sid/DM2AYO,  Mel/DL6CT and Hans/DL7CM will be active from
Senegal (Cap Skirring, IK12pi)  and Guinea Bissau  (north of Varela,  IK12qh)
between 3 and 23 March. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK as 6W/DM2AYO,
6W/DL6CT and 6W/DL7CM (QSL via  home calls, direct  or bureau) 160-6  metres,
and as J5UAR  (QSL via DL7CM,  direct or  bureau) on  160-10 metres.  Further
information on their trip can be found at

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

HK3W ---> This  is the  new callsign  issued to  Francisco "Siso"  Hennessey,
HK3SGP. QSL to Siso Hennessey, P.O.  Box 02-5242, Miami, FL 33102, USA.  [TNX

QSL 8Q7GL ---> Gianluca, IK0XIH reports that the QSL cards will not be  ready
before early February at the earliest.

QSL JX9NOA ---> Ole Martin Pedersen, LA9NOA (JX9NOA) has been very busy since
he left Jan Mayen in October. In a note sent to Tom, NU2W he says that he has
"now processed all the QSLs  sent to me"  and that the  actual cards will  be
mailed when he comes back from his 5-week business trip to Africa (first week
of February).

QSL NH6P ---> Petr, OK1DOT reports that effective 1 January he is the new QSL
manager for NH6P.

SJDXA  --->  The  2007   officers  for  the   South  Jersey  DX   Association
( are Bob  Schenck, N2OO (President);  Bob Tomkovich,  K2RET
(Vice President); Arnie  Oberson, W2OB  (Secretary) and  Bob Pantazes,  W2ARP
(Treasurer). [TNX N2OO]

VU7LD  --->   The  ARSI   operation  from   Kavaratti,  Lakshadweep   Islands
( went QRT  at 13 UTC  on 27 December,  a
few days earlier than  originally planned. On-line  logs currently cover  the
entire period of the DXpedition: if you do  not find yourself in the log  and
believe you have a valid QSO,  please send a message to  with
your detailed log  entry (including the  VU7LD/operator you  worked) for  the
team to verify if a mistake was made while entering the log.

VU7RG --->  The  following table  shows  the  Operating  Frequencies  (source, latest update  24 December) for  the 15-25 January  VU7RG
activity for  the Lakshadweeps.  "As announced  earlier  we have  made  clear
agreements with  all involved  VU7 stations  how we  are going  to share  the
frequency band to avoid chaos because  of overlapping frequencies", the  team
says. Please note that:
- all sites will operate exclusively within their frequency slots and
- always at the beginning of their slot;
- split window never will exceed upper slot boundary;
- stations calling VU7RG outside the slot  windows will not get logged -  for
example, Site 1 operates on 1821  kc and the upper  split window boundary  is
1832 kc: call on 1830 kc  and will get your chance, call  on 1833 kc and  you
will not be considered at all.

BAND    SITE 1                SITE 2                SITE 3
160m     1820-1832 CW              -                 1832-1845 CW
         1820-1832 SSB             -                 1845-1860 SSB
             -                     -                 1905-1915 QSX
80m      3500-3520 CW              -                 3520-3540 CW
         3640-3670 SSB             -                 3670-3700 SSB
             -                     -                 3775-3825 QSX
40m      7020-7030 CW          7010-7020 CW          7000-7010 CW
             -                     -                 7040-7050 DIGI
         7050-7060 SSB         7070-7080 SSB         7080-7090 SSB
         7225-7250 QSX         7250-7275 QSX         7175-7225 QSX
30m     10100-10110 CW        10120-10130 CW        10130-10140 CW
        10100-10110 DIGI           -                10140-10150 DIGI
20m     14000-14015 CW        14030-14045 CW        14015-14030 CW
        14070-14085 DIGI           -                14085-14100 DIGI
        14200-14230 SSB       14235-14265 SSB       14150-14180 SSB
        14230 SSTV                 -                14233 SSTV
        14313-14331 SSB       14331-14350 SSB       14295-14313 SSB
17m     18088-18098 CW        18068-18078 CW        18078-18088 CW
        18158-18168 DIGI           -                18108-18118 DIGI
        18148-18158 SSB       18128-18138 SSB       18118-18128 SSB
15m     21000-21015 CW        21030-21045 CW        21015-21030 CW
        21070-21085 DIGI           -                21085-21100 DIGI
        21230-21260 SSB       21320-21350 SSB       21290-21320 SSB
12m     24910-24920 CW        24890-24900 CW        24900-24910 CW
        24976-24990 DIGI           -                24930-24940 DIGI
        24976-24990 SSB       24940-24952 SSB       24964-24976 SSB
10m     28045-28060 CW        28015-28030 CW        28000-28015 CW
        28070-28085 DIGI           -                28085-28100 DIGI
        28475-28500 SSB       28500-28550 SSB       28450-28500 SSB

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

LOGS:      On-line    logs    for     5V7SE    are     now    available     at
 ; the QSL cards will not be  printed
           before the end  of January at  the earliest.  Direct requests  with
           expired IRCs will be processed via the bureau. [TNX IK3GES]

QSLs received direct or  through  managers: 3V6T, 4J6ZZ, 4O3T, 4U1UN,  7P8JF,
9H3MR, 9K2HN,  9L1MS,  9Q1D, 9Y4AA,  A22/JA4ATV,  C4M,  C6AQC,  C6AQQ,  C94KF
(AF-103), CT9L, CX6VM, D2DX, ES5RY, EZ8AQ,  FG5FR, FK8GM, J28JA, J3A,  KG6DX,
(AF-099), T32GW, TK5MH,  TM5F (EU-095), TY5LEO,  TY5MR, TZ6LF, TZ6MF,  UA2DC,














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