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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        
                                                             
 
5Z       - Don, W4ZYT will operate in his  spare time as  5Z4ZK from Kenya  on
           9-19 April. Expected QRV times are 14-19 UTC (18077, 18137,  14007,
           14207 and 10107 kHz) and 2-4  UTC (7007, 7077  and 10107). QSL  via
           home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
7P       - ZS1ROY and ZS1ZL were unable to participate in the 5-12 April 7P8DX
           operation from Lesotho  [425DXN 829]. The  operators currently  are
           Shaun/ZS1RA,  Barry/ZS1FJ  and   Tony/ZS1APB.  This   has  put   an
           unexpected financial pressure on the 7P8DX team, and they are short
           of  some  500  Euros  (about  USD  700).  All  donations  would  be
           appreciated. QSL direct only  to 7P8DX, c/o  The Cape Town  Amateur
           Radio Centre, P.O. Box 2541, Clareinch, 7740, South Africa. Further
           information,   online    log   included,    can   be    found    at
           http://www.qsl.org.za/7p8dx/index.html [TNX ZS1RA]
9H       - Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF will  be active as 9H3RZ and  9H3EZ
           from Malta on 4-18 May. They plan  to operate mostly CW and on  the
           WARC bands, Hardy will also work  RTTY. QSL via home calls.  E-mail
           requests for  bureau  cards  can  be  sent  to  dl3kwr@darc.de  and
           dl3kwf@darc.de respectively. [TNX DL3KWF]
CU       - CT1CHT, CT1GRU, CT1GZI  and CT2JFR will  be active  as CU9RBL  from
           Corvo Island (EU-089), Azores on 11-16 April. They plan to  operate
           on 160-10 metres SSB, PSK31 and  RTTY and on  80-10 metres CW.  QSL
           via CS5RBL.
F        - Francois, F5JNE will be active from Belle Ile en Mer (EU-048,  DIFM
           AT-015) from 30 April for about two weeks. He expects to operate as
           F5JNE/p mainly CW on the HF bands during his evening hours. He also
           plans to  go and  operate, along  with Max/F5IRH,  from two  nearby
           islands: Ile des Grands  Cardinaux (EU-048, DIFM  AT-096) on 1  May
           and Ile aux  aux Chevaux (EU-048,  DIFM AT-109) on  5 May. QSL  via
           home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
FM       - Alex, VE3KF  reports  he will  operate  SSB and  CW  as  TO3T  from
           Martinique on 23-31 May, CQ WPX  CW Contest included. QSL via  home
           call, direct or bureau.
G        - Special event station GB95MGY  will be operated  (CW only on  80-15
           metres)  by  members  of  the  Wey   Valley  Amateur  Radio   Group
           (http://www.weyvalleyarg.org.uk) in  Godalming,  England  on  14-16
           April to commemorate  the 95th anniversary  of the  sinking of  RMS
           Titanic in  1912. The  station honours  the  memory of  the  ship's
           wireless operator, Jack Phillips, born and bred in Godalming, whose
           morse distress messages led to the  saving of more than 700  lives.
           QSL via  bureau or  direct to  G3IAF. Other  Titanic special  event
           stations will  be GB2MGY  (operated by  the City  of Belfast  Radio
           Amateurs Society  from from  the Blackhead  Lighthouse in  Northern
           Ireland) and W0S (operated by the Nixa Amateur Radio Club from  the
           Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri). [TNX G0EFO and OPDX Bulletin]
HL       - Jean-Pierre, F5AHO will be active as HL1/F5AHO from South Korea  on
           12-20 May. He plans  to operate SSB  on 15, 17  and 20 metres  from
           IOTA groups AS-081, AS-060, AS-026 and  AS-085. QSL via home  call,
           direct or bureau.
IS0      - Max, IK2YSE  will  be active  as  IM0/IK2YSE  from  Caprera  Island
           (EU-041, IIA OT-012)  on 3-5 May.  He will operate  CW QRS only  on
           10-40 metres; he will also try  6 metres (50200 kHz). QSL via  home
           call, direct or bureau. [TNX IK2YSE]
J5       - Tibi, HA7TM will  be active again  as J5UTM  from Guinea-Bissau  on
           14-21 April. He  plans to  operate with  500 watts,  DunaX GPs  for
           10-40 metres and dipoles for the lower bands. The on-line log  will
           be available at http://ha7tm.uw.hu/ [TNX HA0HW]
JA       - Look for JS6RRR/JS6 and JI3DST/JS6  to be active  (on 160, 80,  40,
           17, 15, 12, 10 and 6  metres SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV  and FM) from  the
           Okinawa Islands  (AS-017)  on  13-16  April.  Expect  JI3DST/6  and
           JS6RRR/6 to be used during the Japan International DX Contest (CW),
           to be  held on  14-15 April  (rules at  http://jidx.org/). QSL  via
           bureau only. [TNX JI3DST]
JA       - Look for JA6RGJ/6,  JK6IIS/6 and JO6RGZ/6  to be  active from  Taku
           Island (AS-012,  JIIA  AS-012-051) on  21-22  April. They  plan  to
           operate SSB and  CW on  the HF  bands and  6 metres.  QSL via  home
           calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA       - Look for JA1GLE/6, JA3BKM/6, JA4JBZ/6 and JR8GZU/6 to be active  on
           the HF  bands and  6 metres  from Taira  (JIIA AS-049-011),  Tokara
           Islands (AS-049) on 3-8 May. QSL via home calls, direct or  bureau.
           [TNX JI6KVR]
JD1_oga  - Hide/JM1LJS  (JD1BLK),   Koya/JI5RPT  (JD1BLY)   and   Harry/JG7PSJ
           (JD1BMH) will be active from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara from 29
           April (6 UTC)  until 4 May  (22 UTC).  They will  operate on  160-6
           metres CW,  SSB, RTTY  and PSK31,  plus satellite.  QSL JD1BLK  via
           JM1LJS, QSL JD1BLY via JI5RPT, QSL JD1BMH via JG7PSJ. The web pages
           for    the     three     operators     can     be     found     at:
           http://radio-dream.com/jd1blk/,     http://www.ji5rpt.com/      and
           http://sapphire.ganko.tohoku.ac.jp:8080/jd1bmh/ [TNX JG7PSJ]
KH8S     - The N8S team arrived at Swains Island around 23.30  UTC on 3 April.
           and became  active around  6 UTC on  the 4th. The expedition pilots
           monitor  the  guestbook  (www.yt1ad.info/n8s/index.html), where you
           can leave your comments  and suggestions. On-line logs are expected
           to be available on the website above, and to be updated once a day.
           QSL via YT1AD.
OH       - Markus/OH1MN,    Peter/OH0JFB,    Matteo/IW0HJH,     Simone/IZ0BTV,
           Andrea/IZ0EHO and  Vincenzo/IZ0FKE will  be active  as OH10TA  from
           Pargas (Parainen) Island (EU-096) on 25-29  April. QSL via  IZ0EHO,
           direct  or  bureau.   Further  information  an   on-line  logs   at
           www.oh10ta.com [TNX IZ8EDJ]
OK       - Special callsign OL75CAV will be aired  on 22 April from the  Czech
           Republic  to  mark  the  75th  anniversary   of  the  founding   of
           Ceskomoravsti   Amateri   Vysilaci   (Czech-Moravian   Transmitting
           Amateurs, http://www.c-a-v.com/news.php).  They will  be active  on
           all bands, CW and SSB, with some RTTY and PSK. QSL via OK1UU.
OZ       - Ela/DL1TM  and  Tor/DJ4MG  will  be  active  as  OZ/homecall   from
           Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) on  10-26 April. QSl  via home calls.  [TNX
           OPDX Bulletin]
P2       - Hans (SM6CVX) and Derek (G3KHZ) are organizing a DXpedition to take
           place  from   a  couple   of  remote   PNG   IOTA  news   ones   in
           September-October. The  team is  expected to  include four  amateur
           radio operators. They plan to be active for six days each from  the
           islands of Nukumanu (OC-284) and Takuu  (OC-283). If time  permits,
           they will also  stop and operate  from Kilinailau Island  (OC-256).
           The cost of mounting this expedition will total US$30,000 plus  the
           cost of  travel  to and  accommodation  in  Rabaul  (New  Britain).
           Further details are expected in due course. [TNX IZ1CRR]
SP       - On 5 June 1257 Krakow received city rights under the Magdeburg Law.
           To commemorate that event, special stations SN750C and SN750BK will
           be  active  from  1  May  to  31  July.  QSL  via  SP9PKZ.  Further
           information on the  event and the  relevant award can  be found  at
           http://www.sp9pkz.republika.pl/750e.html [TNX SP9GKM]
UA       - Nick, RA1QQ  is  active  this year  as  UE1SNA  (which  stands  for
           Smerdov, Nicolaj  Anatolievich)  to celebrate  his  50th  birthday.
           Expect him to operate as UE1SNA/P from RRA islands and as  UE1SNA/1
           from IOTA islands. QSL via home call. [TNX RA1QY]
VQ9      - Jim,  ND9M  (VQ9JC)  is  returning  to  Diego  Garcia  for  another
           four-month tour. His operating  time on 10-80  metres tends to  run
           about 85% CW,  10% SSB, and  5% digital. Usually  he cannot be  QRV
           before 12  UTC,  and must  QRT  by 16.35  UTC  on  Sundays  through
           Thursdays, and by 17.35 UTC on Fridays and Saturdays. From time  to
           time he will stay overnight to work early morning DX. QSL via ND9M,
           direct or bureau. [TNX ND9M]
W        - KA3UNQ, KD3CQ and W3REG will  operate as N3L  from the Pt.  Lookout
           Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-628) on 14 April,  from 14 to 20 UTC.  Expect
           activity on 80, 40, 20 and  17 metres SSB,  PSK31 and possibly  CW.
           QSL direct to KA3UNQ. [TNX KA3UNQ]
YB       - Rich, PA0RRS will be active as YB9/PA0RRS from Bali Island (OC-022)
           from 26 August  to 24  September. Most  activity will  be on  40-10
           metres, but Rich will also give 80 and 6 metres a try. QSL via home
           call. Rich  reports  that on  4  April he  started  processing  and
           mailing out  the cards  for his  recent  activity as  9M2MRS.  [TNX
           PA0RRS]
YK       - Saad, N5FF will be active  as YK1BA from  Damascus, Syria on  10-27
           April. He plans to operate at least 3-4 hours a day (between  20-23
           UTC, 2-5 UTC and possibly some occasional activities between  12-14
           UTC) on  10-80 metres  CW, SSB  and RTTY.  Given the  current  band
           conditions and his operating times, he thinks he will spend most of
           his radio time  on 30, 40  and 80 metres.  QSL via  N5FF. [TNX  The
           Daily DX]
YU6      - Hans PB2T reports he will be  signing 4O6T from Montenegro on  9-13
           April. QSL via home call.

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY ---> Organized by  the Cornish Radio Amateur  Club,
G4CRC/GB4IMD, the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur  radio
event held annually  to celebrate the  birth of Guglielmo  Marconi (25  April
1874). It is not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the  world
to  make  contacts  with  historic  Marconi  sites  using  HF  communications
techniques. This  year's event  will be  held on  28  April, from  00.00  UTC
through 23.59  UTC.  Details, including  information  on the  relevant  Award
Certificates and  the listing  of participating  stations,  can be  found  at
http://www.gb4imd.org.uk/

SRT DX CONVENTION ---> The 4th  International DX Convention organized by  the
Strange Radio  Team  will take  place  on 5-6  May  near Rome.  Please  visit
www.strangeradioteam.com  for  full  details  on  the  programme,  or  e-mail
srt@strangeradioteam.com for further information. [TNX IZ8EDJ]

+ SILENT KEYS + Dewitt L. Jones, W4BAA passed away on 29 January at 90  years
of age.  An  IOTA enthusiast  from  the very  beginning,  he served  as  IOTA
Committee Member for North America  from 1990 until  2001. Other silent  keys
reported recently include Tatsuro Yamasaki, JA5BJC (1 April), owner of one of
the biggest multi-multi contest stations in Japan; Peter VanGemert, VK2ALL (2
April); Masashi  Sakurada,  JR2GMC/AH0K (26  March),  another  well-known  JA
contest and DX operator.

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                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

J5BI:         Pictures of F6BUM's recent activity from Bubaque Island (AF-020)
              can be found at
              www.f6bum.net/fr/une/guinee-bissau/guinee-bissau.html;   on-line
              logs are available at www.f6bum.net/logbook/search.html
TOP LISTS:   The  latest  Topband,  Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
              available  at   http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.
              Please send  your scores,  as well  as any  request for  further
              information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)

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QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  1A4A, 3B9/G3TXF,  3C0M,  3XD2Z,
3XM6JR, 3Y9SDA (AN-016), 4K9W, 4O3T, 4S7KAG, 4U1UN, 4X1FQ, 5A7A, 5T5DY, 6Y1V,
9A8A, 9J2BO, 9Q1D,  9Q1EK, 9Q1TB, AH2L,  BX0ZR, BX5AA,  BY4RB (1989),  C31MO,
C6ARI, CG2FET, CT9L, CX5TR, DX0JP, EA9/EA7RU, FK8CP, FM5BH, FS5HL, HC1MD/HC7,
HK1/AC8W, HK1/K8DD,  HK4KDO,  HQ9P  (NA-057),  HS0ZDY,  HV0A,  J20MM,  J20RR,
J6/KD7WPJ,  JF2QNM,  JT1CO,  JT1ZW,  K7LAZ/VP5,  KL7HBK  (NA-004),  KP2/K3CT,
KP2/K3MD, LU/R1ANF, LX/PA6A,  LZ0A, MM0XAU (EU-012),  OA4CC, PJ4/KU8E,  PJ4A,
R1ANF,  R1ANF/P,  R1ANF/VP8,  R1MVC,  S21XA,   SV9CVY,  TA3D,  TI5N,   TR8CA,
TU2/F5LDY, TY2SF,  UA9SC, UK9AA,  V25V,  V31FG, VE7IG/VE1  (NA-010),  VK1AA/2
(OC-212), VP2EST, VP8DIZ, VP8LP, VP9/K9CC,  VP9/W6PH, VQ9LA, VR2XMT,  VU2BGS,
VU2YK,  VY2LI,  W2IRT/C6A,  W4PL  (NA-112),  WB8YJF/4  (NA-067),  WH2D,  XR7C
(SA-018), XT2C, XU7ACY, YI9IZE, YI9KT, YT6A,  YW0DX (NA-020), YX0A  (NA-020),
YX0LIX (NA-020), ZD8I, ZK2QQ, ZP6CW.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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