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16 August 2008

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Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        
                                  
4S     - The Radio Society of Sri Lanka will operate SSB and  CW  as  4S7LGT
         from the Barberyn Lighthouse on  Beruwala  Island  (AS-171)  during
         the ILLW. QSL to 4S7LGT, Secretary RSSL,  P.O.  Box  907,  Colombo,
         Sri Lanka. [TNX The Daily DX]
5Z     - Valery, RW1AU is on  work  assignment  in  Nairobi,  Kenya.  He  is
         active as 5Z4/RW1AU from the 5Z4RS club station. At the  moment  he
         operates SSB, until he can find a keyer. Expect him to  be  QRV  in
         his spare time for the next several  months.  QSL  via  K5XK.  [TNX
         K5XK]
9A     - Tom, 9A2AA is active as 9A73AA/p from Korcula Island  (EU-016)  for
         two weeks. He also plans to operate from other  nearby  islands  as
         9A2AA/p. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX YT2A]
9A     - Look for Simon, 9A/IZ7ATN/p and Alessio, 9A/IZ0CKJ/p to  be  active
         from the Palagruza Islands (EU-090) on  16-23  August.  Their  main
         QTH will be Vela Palagruza and lighthouse, but they will  also  try
         to go and operate from the  nearby  island  of  Galijula  and  Mala
         Palagruza. QSL via home calls. [TNX IQ8OM]
A4     - Four members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will  operate
         as A43LH from Ayqah Lighthouse from  about  10  UTC  on  16  August
         until around 23 UTC on the 17th. QSL via A47RS. [TNX A41MA]
CX     - The Centro de Radioaficionados de Rocha (CX1TA) will be  active  as
         CW1T from the lighthouse  at  Cabo  Santa  Maria  during  the  ILLW
         (16-17 August). Expect activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15,  10  and  2
         metres, SSB, CW, AM, FM and BPSK31. QSL via CX1TA. [TNX CX2TG]
EA     - The Union de Radioaficionados  de  Valencia  will  operate  special
         event station AO5FI on 22-24 August for the Formula  1  Grand  Prix
         of Europe. QSL via EA5URV. Local  operators  are  expected  to  use
         special prefixes around that time frame: for instance,  EA5MB  will
         use ED5MB, while EA5WO will use AO5WO and ED5WO.
EA8    - Luis, EA8AY will be active as EE8AY from the  lighthouse  at  Punta
         Delgada (ARLHS CAI-034) on Alegranza, the northernmost land of  the
         Canary Islands (AF-004), on 22-24 August. He will operate CW,  SSB,
         FM and digital modes on the HF bands,  6  and  2  metres.  QSL  via
         EA8NQ, direct or bureau. Further information at  can  be  found  at
         http://www.isladealegranza.ea8ay.com/ [TNX EA8NQ]
F      - Philippe, F1TRE will be active as F1TRE/p from Ile  Verte  (EU-095)
         on 17-22 August. Main activity will be on 40,  20  and  17  metres.
         QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
FG     - The TO8S operation from Les Saintes Islands (NA-114)  [425DXN  891]
         went QRT around 22 UTC on  11  August,  a  few  days  earlier  than
         originally        planned        (log        search              at
         http://www.cdxc.org/dxp/2008-TO8S/to8s-fr_logs.htm). On   the  12th
         F5IRO and  F8CRS moved to Pointe des Chateaux, Guadeloupe (NA-102),
         where they will operate as FG/homecall  until  the  17th.  QSLs via
         F8CRS. [TNX F5NQL]
FR/G   - Didier, F5OGL  says  that  the  infrastructure  works  on  Glorioso
         [425DXN 886] will be finished at the end of this month.  Didier  is
         still "in very close contact" with the High Command for the  French
         armed forces in the  southern  Indian  Ocean;  "all  the  necessary
         authorizations are  in  hand"  and  the  DXpedition  has  not  been
         cancelled, but the exact dates will  depend  on  variables  of  the
         military transportation. Moreover, all the operators  are  military
         personnel, and their professional assignments  have  priority  over
         all. "No date is fixed to date, but I'm doing all my best  to  lead
         Glorioso 2008 before the end of this year", Didier says,  and  adds
         that  "without  all  combined  elements  gathered"  he  prefers  to
         postpone the operation as long as necessary. The press release  can
         be found at http://glorieuses2008.free.fr/ [TNX F5NQL]
GI     - Jim, GI0PGC and others will be active as GB0REL from  Rathlin  East
         Lighthouse at Altacarry  Head,  Rathlin  Island  (EU-122)  for  the
         ILLW. QSL via the bureau.  Further  information  can  be  found  at
         http://www.qsl.net/gi0rqk/GB0REL/GB0REL.html
JA     - Look for JA1YUC/1 to  be  active  from  Uki  Island  (AS-117,  JIIA
         AS-117-010), Chiba Prefecture from 17 August. They plan to  operate
         SSB and CW on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call,  direct
         (JA1YUC    Tokyo  Dental  College  ARC,  1-2-2  Masago,   Mihamaku,
         Chiba-city 261-8502, Japan) or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KP2    - Jaime, WP3A says he will be active as KP2B  from  St.Croix,  Virgin
         Islands (NA-106) "after 20 August". He plans to operate CW  on  10,
         15, 20 and 40 metres, with some SSB on 10  and  15  metres.  Expcet
         activity after 4 UTC on 40 metres and after 11  UTC  on  the  other
         bands. QSL direct to EA7FTR.
OZ     - The EDR Radio Club Hurup  will  be  active  as  OZ5THY/p  from  the
         lighthouse of Lodbjerg (ARLHS  DEN-022)  on  Vendsyssel-Thy  Island
         (EU-171) on 16-17 August. Look for  main  activity  on  20  and  40
         metres SSB. QSL via bureau or direct. [TNX OZ7AEI]
OZ     - Jakob, OZ7AEI will be active as OZ7AEI/p  from  the  lighthouse  on
         Tuno Island (EU-172) on 16 August. He plans to operate  SSB  on  20
         and 40 metres strating around 12 UTC. QSL via home call, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX OZ7AEI]
P2     - Hugh, K6HFA will be on  Manus  Island  (OC-025)  on  4-9  November.
         Before that, he will participate in the IOTA trip [425DXN  895]  to
         OC-181 (P29VLR, 20-26 October)  and  OC-041  (P29NI,  28  October-3
         November).  The  expedition    now    has    a    web    page    at
         http://www.425dxn.org/dxped/p29_2008/ [TNX I1-21171]
SM     - Look for Jorgen, SM3CXS to be active as SG3U from  Grimskar  Island
         (EU-176) on 23-31 August. On 29-31 August  he  will  be  joined  by
         Sten, SM3NXS, who will be signing SD3N. Both stations will  operate
         CW and SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX SM3CXS]
TA     - Karl, WA2KBZ is active as  TA0/WA2KBZ  from  Buyukada  Island  (not
         IOTA) until 1 September. He operates mostly CW on 40,  30,  20,  17
         and possibly 15 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
TA     - Jacek, SP5OXJ will be active as TA4/SP5OXJ from Alanya,  Turkey  on
         17-20 August. He plans to operate CW and  "various  digital  modes"
         on 30-20 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. The log  will
         be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX SP5OXJ]
TF     - Once again the Icelandic  Radio  Amateurs  (IRA)  will  operate  as
         TF1IRA from the lighthouse of  Knarraros  during  the  ILLW  (16-17
         August). QSL via TF3GB, direct or bureau. [TNX TF3AO]
TN     - Nicolas, F8FQX (www.f8fqx.fr)  will  be  in  Congo  for  3-4  years
         starting on 20 August. He has applied for the  callsign  TN5SN  and
         hopes to be QRV  in  late  October-early  November.  Plans  include
         activity on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via IZ1BZV.
UR     - Garry, US0VA will operate as US0VA/p from Tarkhankutsky  Lighthouse
         on 15-19 August. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX US0VA]
VE     - Special callsign VC3RCS will be aired from  15  August  through  15
         September to commemorate the 50th anniversary  of  CFS  Alert,  the
         Canadian Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located  on
         Ellesmere Island. QSL via VE3SRS. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - The Old Barney ARC will operate special event station W2T from  the
         Tucker's Island  lighthouse  (USA-911)  located  in  the  Tuckerton
         Seaport (http://www.tuckertonseaport.org) on  16  August,  from  13
         UTC through 20.30 UTC. Operation will be primarily  on  40  and  20
         metres SSB and local 2m FM. QSL via N2OO. [TNX N2OO]
W      - Eagle Harbor Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-253) will be active  during  the
         ILLW (16-17 August) using the special call  K8E.  On  18-23  August
         expect activity to take  place also from other lighthouses in  that
         area. QSL  via N8MR, direct or bureau. Further  informatin  can  be
         found  at    http://www.kc8nah.com/Interests/EagleHarbor/illw08.htm
         [TNX N8MR]
ZD9    - 11 August was Tom's (ZD7X) last day on St.  Helena.  He  made  over
         45,000 QSOs on all HF bands since September 2007. Tom  had  planned
         on going to Tristan da Cunha after St.  Helena  [425DXN  902],  but
         according to his latest e-mail message to his  QSL  manager  (W0MM)
         "there is a 90% chance of no Tristan right now [...] Does not  look
         good due to a bunch of reasons!". If ZD9  cannot  be  done  Tom  is
         planning to go to Qatar (A7) and try to get  a  licence  there.  If
         that does not work, he will then head to Asia. [TNX W0MM]


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

DESECHEO 2008 ---> First hand information delivered  by  a  reliable  source
indicates that "there is a tentative agreement to facilitate access  to  the
Desecheo Island National Wildlife  Refuge  by  amateur  radio  operators  in
conjunction  with  future  U.S.  Fish  and  Wildlife   Service    management
activities in the refuge. The plan would allow amateur radio  activation  of
Desecheo for  up  to  14  days  under  strict  guidelines  and  close  USFWS
supervision.
USFWS expects to grant a Special Use Permit for amateur radio operations  to
one group selected from  among  large  number  of  prior  applicants.  These
applicants have recently been contacted by the agency and provided a  number
of stringent requirements that must be met. They were told that if they  are
still interested in operating from Desecheo they had 45  days  to  submit  a
proposal. The letter was dated 30 June 2008, with an August  14th  deadline.
The final selection will be made based upon which  proposal  best  satisfies
USFWS requirements.
The timing of this operation is still uncertain, but is likely to be in  the
September through  December  2008  time  frame.  The  actual  dates  of  the
operation are dependent on a number of variables, but  the  team  and  DXers
should have a minimum of 30 days notice. We are not sure, but we believe  as
many as a  dozen  proposals  have  been  submitted.  Apparently,  the  final
selection will be made by a three person panel".

MICRO-DXPEDITIONING UNCOVERED ---> Low-cost airlines have brought us  a  new
era, along with modern technology which provides us  with  high-calibre  100
watt  transceivers  for  less  than  three    kilos.    "Micro-DXpeditioning
Uncovered", the new book (100+  pages,  with  pictures)  by  Roger  Western,
G3SXW, collects the stories of  visits  to  over  20  mostly  European  DXCC
entities, all done on the cheap, mostly just day-trips or over-night  stays.
For further information, please contact G3SXW (e-mail address at qrz.com).

LOGS --->  Pictures  and  log  search  for  the  25-30  June  operations  by
OY/LA7WCA and OY/LA6FJA  from  Elduvik,  Faroe  Islands  are  now  available
on-line (http://www.la6fja.eu/dx/oy.html). QSL via  home  calls,  direct  or
bureau. Please  note  that  whilst  1  IRC  covers  return  postage  to  all
destinations, 2 (two) USD no longer do. [TNX LA6FJA]

LOGS  ---> The log search for the recent YU8/S56M operation can be found  at
http://s50clx.infrax.si [TNX S50U]

ROCKALL 2009 ---> A new  attempt  at  landing  and  operating  from  Rockall
Island (EU-189) is being organized by Andy  Strangeway,  aka  "Island  Man",
tentatively  between  19  May  and  1  June.  Details   can    be  found  at
http://islandmanrockallexpedition2009.com/.

YO DX HF CONTEST ---> The Romanian Amateur Radio  Federation  (FRR)  invites
amateur radio operators all over the world to participate in the  annual  YO
DX HF Contest, which will be held on 30-31 August (from 12 UTC to  12  UTC).
Participants in the contest who meet the  award  requirements  will  receive
the YO All Districs Award (1st  class)  free  of  charge.  Complete  contest
rules  and  results  of    lats    year's    edition    can    be  found  at
http://www.hamradio.ro/ [TNX YO2DFA]

+ SILENT KEYS + Bob Leek, VE3TFD, a 25-year  veteran  of  the  Toronto  Fire
Department, lost his life in the response to a propane depot explosion  that
occurred on 10 August.
Steve Baily (N0US) and his wife  Carolyn  (N0LAL)  were  killed  in  a  home
attack on 10 August. The alleged murderer has been arrested.
Other recently reported Silent Keys include  Doug  M.  Hill  (G3ZWH),  Glenn
Swanson (KB1GW) and William R. Moore (W8KVU).


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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

===================================================================
CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
===================================================================
3XY0D       VE2EQL      D8TG        HL0BHQ      MC0SHL      M0URX
3Z9CESJ     SP9ZHR      DL2008BY    DF6JF       N9N         N4KC
4D75J       DV1JM       DL50DRAX    DF6LI       OD5ARZ      K3IRV
4K5D        K2PF        DP6M        DK9IP       OD5ET       EB7DX
4K9W        DL6KVA      DR0X        DL2SD       OE5J        OE5FSL
4L0A        EA7FTR      DR1A        DL6FBL      OG2P        OH2PM
4L1BR       DL2RMG      DR3X        DL1DSW      OG50F       OH1F
4L4WW       EA7FTR      DT4TG       HL0BHQ      OH0CO       SM6CCO
4L6DL       LZ1OT       E77AA       9A2AA       OH2DZ/p     UA1ANA
4O8A        S50A        E77GS       IV3GTH      OH8X        OH6KN
4U1UN       HB9BOU      EB5KB/p     EA5KB       ON1708M     ON5TN
4W6AAB      PA7FM       EE1DD       EA1YG       ON40KS      ON4XMJ
5B4ABP      OE2GEN      EE5Y        EA5CY       PD05SRT     PD5CW
5B4AIF      EB7DX       EF8T        EA8BEX      PI9NOZ      PA3FZV
5K4FF       HK4ECG      EG5K        EA5WO       PW2D        PY2VM
5N9NDP      IK5JAN      EI100SI     EI3SI       R100MAR     RK3MWI
5R8GZ       G3SWH       EJ3HB       EI9FBB      R65PS       RZ3EC
5X1NH       G3RWF       EL2AR       EL2BA       RA9LI/9     UA9LP
5Z4/IK8VRH  IK8VRH      EN5R        UY2RA       RI0F        RA0FU
5Z4/RW1AU   K5XK        EO0UD       UR7UT       RP65WKB     RK3WWA
6K0ON       DS4DRT      ET3JA       OK3AA       S21SHQ      EB7DX
6L0NJ/4     HL4XM       FG/F5IRO    F8CRS       S51ZZ       NI5DX
6V7L        F8ATM       FG/F8CRS    F8CRS       SN630R      SP5PPK
6W1SE       JR2KDN      FH1LE       F6BFH       SY7ISDE     SZ7SER
7P8BA       ZS6BQI      FM1HN       ON4IQ       SY8NAX      SV1FXN
7Q7BP       G3MRC       FW1W        JM1LJS      T88GH       JR0KVU
7S0SRT      SM0IMJ      FW1Z        JA3RAF      TC4X        OH2BH
7S5A        SM4DDS      HF64PW      SP5KCR      TF/G3ZAY    G3ZAY
7X2EB       EA7FTR      HL0Y/3      HL0Y        TF/M0BLF    M0BLF
7Z1HB       DE1ZHB      HV50VR      IW0GPN      TF/M0SCH    M0SCH
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      TM0WPC      F5KEB
8J3GOSE     JA3MQY [a]  II0SRT      IS0LFZ      TM5F        F1IKA
8J3GOSE     JA3ZNJ [b]  II2AC       IZ2HPZ      TM5VIN      F9KH
9A7BP       KA2DZR      II2SRT      I2JJR       TM8RAZ      F4FKD
9G5MM       DL5XX       II3GG       IV3YIM      TO8S        F8CRS
9G5SW       DC8XL       II3PIAV     IK3GES      UE1RLH/1    RA1QY
9H9PYSM     9H1AJ       II5SRT      IZ5BTC      UE1RST      UA1RJ
9J2BO       G3TEV       IO4T        IZ4JMA      UE3YAR/p    RV3YR
9J2CA       G3SWH       IO5SRT      IK5ZTT      UE4PWR/P    RA4PO
9K2/SP4R    SP4GFG      IO7Y        I0SNY       UE9CZF      RV9CVA
A45WD       YO9HP       IQ3GO       IV3YWT      UE9RDA      RK9QWW
A61Q        EA7FTR      IQ8OM       IZ8EDJ      UN7AB       DL8KAC
A61TX       W4JS        IR1SRT      IZ1GJK      UN7MMM      EA7FTR
A7/M0FGA    NN1N        IR2A        I2UIY       UN7QX       W7BO
AT25MY      VU2NRO      IR3SRT      I5JKI       V55SRT      IZ8EDJ
AT6T        VU2PTT      IR4E        IK4ZHH      V73NS       WD8CRT
AT8LH       VU2JHM      IU0SRE      I0YKN       VO2A        VE3LYC
BD6IQD      BA4EG       IU3SRT      IZ3DBA      VR2008O     VR2XMT
BT1OB       BA4EG       IU7A/p      IK7JWX      VR2O        VR2HK
BT1OH       BA4EG       IU7SRE      IZ7CRW      W1SRT       W3IZ
BT1OJ       BA4EG       IU8SRE      IK8WEJ      YI9AJ       OM3JW
BT1ON       BA4EG       IY6GM       I6GFX       YI9WV       NI5DX
BT1OY       BA4EG       JD1/JF1QZX  DM1LHK      YL130DA     IK2DUW
CN33M       EA7FTR      JD1BLX      JI5USJ      YT30FOC     YT1E
CN8NK       EA5XX       JD1BLY      JI5RPT      YT8A        YU1EA
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      JW2L        LA2L        YT8AA       YT1AA
CO2GL       EB7DX       JX9JKA      LA9JKA      YU05SRT     YT3W
CO8LY       EA7ADH      KH7X        K2PF        YU8/S56M    S57U
CP6XE       IK6SNR      KL5DX       N5XZ        YW5IOTA     IT9DAA
CQ35MD      CT3MD       LQ0F        EA5KB       ZD7X        W0MM
CS95BD      CT3BD       LR5D        LU4AA       ZF2SI       K5SL
CU1/CT3FN   HB9CRV      LS1D        LW9EOC      ZL2MAT      K3IRV
CU1/CU8AS   HB9CRV      LX7I        LX2A        ZL4IR       W8WC
CU30AA      CU3AA       LY4A        LY2FY       ZP8VAO      EA7FTR
D4C         IZ4DPV      LZ5FF       LZ1PM       ZS6CCY      K3IRV

[a] direct   [b] bureau

AH2L     Edward H Poppe Jr, 25 Kristina Ln, Yona, GU 96914, USA
C37RC    Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150,  AD  553  Andorra
         la Vella, Andorra
C37URA   Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150,  AD  553  Andorra
         la Vella, Andorra
EL2BA    H. Walcott Benjamin Sr, 285  St.  Marks  Place,  Apt.  4-L,  Staten
         Island, NY 10301, USA
EL2DX    James Alpine, 8800 Monrovia Place, Dulles, VA 20189-8800, USA
F1IKA    Jean-Michel Sentuti, 2 Rue du Bac, Appt. 3, 31700 Blagnac, France
F8CRS    David Bonnet, 18 rue du Carmel, 67240 Bischwiller, France
HB9BOU   Herbert Aeby, Rte du Moulin 1, CH 1782 Belfaux, Switzerland
IT9DAA   Corrado Ruscica, P.O. Box 1 (succ. 1), 96018 Pachino - SR, Italy
JA3RAF   Junichi Murawaki, 3-21-6 Miyashita Nishi-ku, Kobe 651-2146, Japan
JM1LJS   Hideyuki  Kai,  4-22-15  Takata-Higashi,  Kohoku-Ku  Yokohama-City,
         223-0065, Japan
K3IRV    Irving  L.  McWherter,  11910  Coronada  Place,  Kensington,  MD
         20895-2323, USA
K5XK     Ron Evans, 2 Pembroke Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715-8823, USA
KH7XS    Big Island Contest Club, P.O. Box 490, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA
UA1QV    Mike Koutjumov, P.O. Box 23, Vologda 160000, Russia
VE3LYC   Cezar-Ioan Trifu, 410 College  Street, Kingston, ON K7L 4M7, Canada

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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