17 February 2007                                       A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 824
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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

BS7     - The operators for the late April BS7H DXpedition to Scarborough Reef
          [425DXN 823] are:
          Chen Peng, BA1HAM             Paul Pescitelli, K4UJ
          Fan Bin, BA1RB                Trey Garlough, N5KO
          David Chen, BA4RF             San Hutson, K5YY
          Chen Fang, BA4RC              Mike Mraz, N6MZ
          Terry Liang, BA7NQ            Wayne Mills, N7NG
          Ko Chih-Ta, BV6HJ             James Brooks, 9V1YC
          Bob Vallio, W6RGG             Massimo Mucci, I8NHJ
          Tom Berson, ND2T              Christian Entsfellner, DL3MBG
          Joe Blackwell, AA4NN          Eddie Valdez, DU1EV
          The group is seeking financial contributions to help defray the very
          significant of this DXpedition. Full details  on how contribute  can
          be found on the expedition web  site (http://www.bs7h.com). QSL  via
BY      - Look for BD1DRJ/7,  BA4ALC/7 and  BD7KLO/7 to  be active  on the  HF
          bands SSB and CW from Weizhou Island (AS-139) on 20-24 February. QSL
          via home calls. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
C6      - Look for  Peter, W2IRT/C6A  and Tom,  N2YTF/C6A  to be  active  from
          Nassau (NA-001)  from 24  February to  2  March. They  will  operate
          holiday style SSB, CW and RTTY, mostly on 17, 20 and 40 metres.  Tom
          may be doing some satellite and HF-QRP work as well. QSL via  W2IRT.
          Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
FG      - Look for F6GWV  and F6HMQ to  be once again  active from  Guadeloupe
          (NA-102) from 22 February to 6 March. They will be signing TO6T. QSL
          via F6HMQ. [TNX F6HMQ]
FT      - Gildas, TU5KG (FT5XQ and FT5WM) was expected to be in the  Kerguelen
          and Crozet areas until around mid-March [425DXN 822], but plans have
          changed. He is on his way  back to Reunion Island, where he  expects
          to arrive on 20 February; on the 26th  he will be in France for  ten
          days. [TNX VA3RJ]
HC      - Rick, NE8Z reports he will  be active again  as HC1MD from  Tumbaco,
          Ecuador between 24 February and 14 March. He plans to operate CW and
          SSB on 80-10 metres with 500  watts and a  Carolina Windom. QSL  via
I       - Special   station    II1MNA   (Museo    Nazionale    dell'Antartide,
          http://www.mna.it) will  be active  for the  4th Antarctic  Activity
          Week (19-25 February, see below) from the Antarctica National Museum
          in Genova. QSL via IZ1GJK.  Further information can  be found at  at
          http://www.qrz.com/callsign/II1MNA [TNX IZ1GJK]
UA      - Alexey/RA1QY,  Andy/RN1CW,  Serge/UA1AIR  and  Vlad/UA1CIO  will  be
          active as homecall/1  from Verperluda Island  (EU-133, RR-01-11)  on
          17-18 February. QSL via bureau or direct. [TNX RN1CW]
VP2M    - Phil, G3SWH has received the hard copy of the licence for the  21-28
          February activity from Montserrat [425DXN 823], and the call  issued
          is VP2MWH (not VP2MPW as previously advised). This callsign has been
          re-issued from 2006,  which could  cause confusion  with the  QSLing
          process. Consequently, Phil and Jim, G3RTE  will operate as  VP2MTE.
          Look for them on 160-10 metres CW, with some RTTY and PSK31. QSL via
          G3SWH, direct or  bureau (e-mail requests  for bureau  cards can  be
          sent to phil@g3swh.demon.co.uk). [TNX G3SWH]
ZB      - David, EB7AEY will once again be active as ZB2/4O3AL from  Gibraltar
          on 23-25 February. He plans to operate SS and RTTY on 80-10  metres.
          QSL via EB7AEY. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK  ---> The Worldwide  Antarctic Program has  announced
that the   fourth Antarctic   Activity Week   will be   held  from  19 to  25
February. The aim of this annual event is to promote worlwide interest in the
Antarctic continent. Several  special event callsigns  from around the  world
are expected to take part in this year's AAW. Participating stations (QSL via
operator's instructions) are announced from the following countries:
             OE3WWB/ANT, OE4VIE/ANT
Bulgaria     LZ04ANT
Canada       VA3ANTA, VA7ANTA
England      GB0ANT
             TM8ANT, TM8WAP
Germany      DR2007ANT
             IU2ANT, IU7ANT, IU8ANT
Romania      YQ2ANT
Russia       UE6ANT
Switzerland  HB9ICE
USA          K4A, K4Z/ANT, K9A, N5T/ANT
Full information on the AAW is available at http://www.ddxc.net/wap

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX  CONTEST (CW) --->  Object of the  contest is for  W/VE
amateurs to work as many stations  in as many DXCC  countries as possible  on
160, 80,  40,  20, 15,  and  10 metre  bands,  while foreign  amateurs  (also
including KH6, KL7, CY9 and CY0) work as many W/VE stations in as many of the
48 contiguous states and provinces as  possible (full rules  can be found  at
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2007/intldx.html) The  following  stations
have announced their partecipation in this year's event (from 00.00 UTC on 17
February through 24.00 UTC on the 18th):
Call         Category        DXCC                QSL
4L0N         SOAB HP         Georgia             MM3AWD
4U1UN        M/S             United Nations HQ   HB9BOU
A35RK        SOSB 80 or 15m  Tonga               W7TSQ
C6AKQ        SOSB 40m        Bahamas             N4BP
C6AHR        SOSB 160m       Bahamas             N8PR
C6APG        SOSB 80m        Bahamas             K4PG
CN2WW        M/S             Morocco             EA7FTR
CN3A         SOAB            Morocco             I2WIJ
CT9L         M/?             Madeira             DJ6QT
CW7T         SOSB 15m        Uruguay             K5WW
EA8/OH4NL    SOSB 20m        Canary Isls         OH2BYS
EA8EW        M/2             Canary Isls         RX3DU
FM5BH        SOSB 80m        Martinique          W3HNK
FS5KA        M/?             Saint Martin        W3HNK
HR2DMR       SOAB LP         Honduras            HR2DMR
IS0/K7QB     SOSB 160m       Sardinia            AA4NN
J7OJ                         Dominica            KU9C
KP2/K3MD                     Virgin Isls         K3MD
LR2F         M/S             Argentina           LU2FA
LX7I         M/S             Luxembourg          LX2A
OH0R         SO              Aland Isls          OH2PM
OM7M         M/2             Slovakia            OM3PA
P40W         SOAB HP         Aruba               N2MM
P49Y         SOAB            Aruba               AE6Y
PJ2T         M/2             Neth.               N9AG
PJ4A         SOAB HP         Neth. Antilles      K4BAI
PJ4/KU8E     SOSB 160m       Neth. Antilles      K4BAI
RK2FWA       M/M             Kaliningrad         DK4VW
TI5N                         Costa Rica          W3HNK
V26G                         Antigua             N2ED
V31TP                        Belize              WC0W
V49A                         Nevis               V44NK
V73ZZ                        Marshall Isls       K7ZZ
VP9/W6PH                     Bermuda             W6PH
WP2Z         M/2             Virgin Isls         KU9C
WP3C         SOAB LP         Puerto Rico         W3HNK
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operation listing maintained by
Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2007.html

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

ANTARCTICA AWARD ---> The Award Manager (Gianni Marruccella, IZ8CGS) reports
that all of  the certificate requests  received as of  31 December 2006 have
been processed  and mailed  along with the complimentary  map of  Antarctica
published by the Australian Antarctic Division [425DXN 700].Up-to-date score
tables are available at www.mdxc.org/antarctica/award.asp.

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Victor Diniz, CT1AUO (contact him at  ct1auo@netcabo.pt,
if you need a QSL manager) is receiving (and returning to sender) many bureau
cards for CS5A he cannot reply to.  Please note that he can confirm  contacts
made with CS5A between 2001 and June 2004 only.

QSL V51AS ---> The new QSL route  [425DXN 823] should be all right  effective
10 March.  Send  your cards  to  Frank Steinhauser,  Schlossstr.  68A,  82140
Olching, Germany and be prepared to wait a bit: this is not a QSL manager, so
it may be up to four months before you will hear back from Frank, but it is a
reliable route. [TNX WE7K]

QSL VIA I2WIJ ---> Roberto, I2WIJ  reports that "due to unpredictable  delays
in QSL card printing", he is  currently unable to confirm contacts made  with
CN3A and 5D5A. Hopefully the QSL cards  will be available before then end  of
March. Please be patient.

QSL VIA IV3SKB  ---> Cards for  contacts made  with IU3A  operated by  IV3HAX
between 2001 and 2005 should be sent direct to IV3SKB. Do not send any bureau
or direct card to Mauro, IV3HAX, because he cannot receive them. [TNX IV3HAX]

QSL VIA IZ8CLM ---> Sal, IZ8CLM  reports that all of  the contacts made  with
S79RS  (May-June  2006)   and  CE70RG   (July  2006)   have  been   confirmed
automatically via the bureau. Sal also  has the complete logbooks for  Samir,
OD5SK from 1983 to date.

+ SILENT KEY + Gianni Rizzi, I7RIZ (ex  I8RIZ) passed away on 13 February.  A
personal friend of your trulies for several years, he was a serious DXer with
337/351 (current/deleted)  credited DXCC  Entities, as  well as  a keen  IOTA
enthusiast. We will miss his presence on  the pile-ups and at the various  HF
meetings and conventions he and his wife  Marisa used to attend on a  regular

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

LOGS:      On-line  logs  for  DX0JP  (Spratly  Islands)   can  be  found   at
LOGS:      The on-line log search for VU7MY (Minicoy Island, Lakshadweeps)  is
           now up and running at www.vu7.in  (moreover, 800 QSOs from a  paper
           log have been added to the VU7RG data base). [TNX DL4KQ]
ON6TT:     Peter Casier, ON6TT is writing a number of short stories about  his
           travels. Many of them are in the background of his DXpeditions  and
           DX activities in the  past years (FO0CI,  AH1A, VK0IR, 3Y0PI,  D3T,
           9Q5TT, YA5T, 5X1T, AP2ARS, etc). The short stories can be found  in
           blog-format at http://theroadtothehorizon.blogspot.com/

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9/G3TXF   G3TXF       DX0JP       JA1HGY      PX8I        PV8IG
3D2TE       WB6JZY      DX0JP       JA1RJU  (a) R0UPOL      F8DVD
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      ED6GRM      EA6SB       R1AND       RU1ZC
3W9JR       OK1JN       EF8A        EA8AUW      RA9LI/9     UA9LP
4K5D        K2PF        EK6TA       DJ0MCZ      RK3AWL      W3HNK
4K9W        DL6KVA      EL/DL8USA   pirate      ST2BF       W3HNK
4L8A        DJ1CW       EX8AB       RX3RC       ST2R        S57DX
4N160SRS    YU1SRS      FM5CD       F5VU        SU0ARA      DL1BDF
5C5W        EA5XX       FT5XQ/MM    F4EFI       SV5/SM8C    SM0CMH
5N2/SQ8JCA  SQ8JCA      GB0ANT      M3ZYZ       T20HC       DL9HCU
5N6EAM      IK2IQD      HH2FJM      F5RPB       T80W        JM1LJS
5T5DY       F8PDR       HH7/N3BNA   KA2AEV      T88XX       JA6ENF
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      HI3TEJ      ON4IQ       TC5C        W4JS
5W0IM       YU1KX       HJ4OBA      EA5KB       TM0TAF      F4TTR
5W0KD       Z32AU       HK1X        EA7FTR      TM4ANT      F6BFH
5W5AA       YT1AD       HS0ZGG      SM3CVM      TM5TAF      F6AXX
5Z4/9A3A    9A2AA       HV0A        IK0FVC      TM8ANT      F8DVD
5Z4DZ       PA1AW       HZ1EX       SM0BYD      TM8WAP      F5XL
6H1YYD      EA5KB       HZ1NH       EA7FTR      TR8CA       F6CBC
6V7E        RW3TN       IO2ANT      I8YGZ       TT8FC       EA4AHK
6W/DK8YY    DH7WW       IR7ANT      IZ7AUH      TU5JD       IK2IQD
6W/F6HMJ    F6HMJ       IR8ANT      I8ACB       UE3DRS      RZ3FR
6W/RW3TN    RW3TN       J20MM       I2YSB       V26G        N2ED
6W1SA       F4BIT       J20RR       I2YSB       V31AT       K5PI
7X/DB1JAW   DB1JAW      J37LR       VE3EBN      V31DG       DL2SWW
7X/DK5MH    DB1JAW      J37T        VE3EBN      V31FG       DL2SWW
9G1YK       PA3ERA      J43BSF      SV1CIB      V31GW       DK9GG
9K2YM/P     EA5KB       J46J        SV1BJW      V31KO       K4NO
9Q1D        SM5BFJ      J75KG       KU9C        V31TG       AB5K
9Q1EK       SM5DQC      J79DX       VA3YDX      V31TP       WC0W
9Q1TB       SM5DQC      J79IU       W9IU        V31YN       DJ4KW
A35DR       JA2BDR      J79RV       KK9K        V31ZL       W5ZL
A35JN       JA2EWE      J79WI       WI9WI       V44KJ       WB2TSL
A35LS       JA1CJA      J79XBI      SM0FWW      V73ZZ       K7ZZ
A61NT       ON5NT       J79XX       K1XX        VK9DNX      DJ2MX
A61TX       W4JS        JW5NM       LA5NM       VP2V/DL2AU  DL2AU
A71EM       EA7FTR      JW5QFA      LA1MFA      VQ5FOC      W9VNE
C56YK       ON7YK       JW9DL       LA9DL       W4MOT/4     W4MOT
C6AHR       N8PR        KH7X        K2PF        XU7TZG      ON7PP
C6AKQ       N4BP        LT0H        EA7FTR      XW1A        E21EIC
CE2P        EA5KB       LU1FAM      AC7DX       XW1LLR      E21EIC
CN8IG       EA7FTR      LU1QS       IK2QPR      YI9GT       SP3GTS
CN8SG       EA7FTR      LU5FF       EA7JX       YI9SV       N4JR
CO8LY       EA7ADH      LZ170VL     LZ1KZA      YN4SU       TI4SU
CT3AS       DJ8FW       NP4A        W3HNK       YT60W       YU7BCD
CT9M        CT3EE       OH0PM       OH2PM       YW0DX       IT9DAA
CU1CB       EA5KB       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      YW0DX       YV5TX   (b)
D2DX        OH2BAD      P29ZAD      N5FTR       YY4DCA      YV4AJ
D60VB       UA4WHX      P40LE       K2LE        Z24S        W3HNK
D90HE/2     DS2GOO      P49V        AI6V        ZK3RE       HA8IB
DT0HF       HL2FDW      P49X        W0YK        ZL6FF       ZL2TX
DU9/N0NM    W4DR        PJ4/KU8E    K4BAI       ZW150BP     PU1KGG

(a) EME QSOs only       (b) YV stations (direct)

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

DB1JAW   Mike Weiler, Stormstrasse 126, D-47445 Moers, Germany
DH7WW    Ulrich Moeckel, Muldenstr. 1, 08304 Schoenheide, Germany
DJ2MX    Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, 81671 Muenchen, Germany
F8PDR    Benoit Lebourgeois, Route de Chevry, F-50420 Tessy sur Vire, France
G3TXF    Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons,  St George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
         0BS, England
HA8IB    Szabo Karoly, Aradi u. 42, H-5525 Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary
I2YSB    Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
IT9DAA   Corrado Ruscica, P.O. Box 1, 96018 Pachino (Succ. 1) - SR, Italy
JA1HGY   Nao Mashita, 8-2-4-2A Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
ON7YK    Andre Bourdon, Schotenhofdreef 18, B-2900 Schoten, AN, Belgium
S57DX    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
TZ6JA    Mac Obara, P.O. Box 59, Tama, Tokyo, 206-8691 Japan
RX3RC    Roman A. Novikov, P.O. Box 21, 392000 Tambov, Russia
YV5TX    Jose Manuel Robaina,  Apartado Postal  65603, 1066-A,  Caracas,  Edo.
         Miranda, Venezuela

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