12 May 2007                                                A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 836
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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3X      - Michael, PA5M is  now working  for the  UN World  Food Programme  in
          Guinea until early June. He will operate as 3XY5M on 160-6 metres in
          his spare time, using 100  watts and wire  antennas. QSL via  PA7FM,
          direct (do not forget that 1 USD no longer covers return postage) or
          bureau. Logs and  further information can  be found at  www.pa7fm.nl
          [TNX PA7FM]
BY      - Look for BD1DRJ/2, BG2QMP/2 and BG2RHY/2 to be active from Changxing
          Island (AS-151) on 11-13 May. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 10,
          15, 20 and 40 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
G       - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB4VLX on 12-13  May
          in memory of Deryck  Buckley, G3VLX (also  F0RV, PA9TO, 9H3AM),  who
          became a silent  key in  April. Two  stations will  be active  using
          Deryck's equipment  on 10-80  metres. Special  QSL via  G4DFI.  [TNX
GM      - Drew, GM3YOR  will operate  CW only  (anche  when time  permits)  as
          GM3YOR/P from the Isle  of Islay, Inner  Hebrides (EU-008) on  19-26
          May. [TNX GM3YOR]
HL      - Special event station HL7WR will be active until 2 July to celebrate
          the 2007 World Rafting Championship which will held in  Sangdong-Ri,
          Inje, South Korea from 27 June  to 2 July  (http://www.2007wrc.com).
          QSL via DS2UAL, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I       - Look for IW8FFG/p to operate from  Portici lighthouse (WAIL  CA-015,
          ARLHS ITA-276) on 13 May, starting around 6.30 UTC on 40 metres SSB.
          [TNX IW8FFG]
I       - Michele/IZ4GWE,  Luigi/IZ4FTE,  Davide/IK4UNH  and  Paolo/I4EWH  and
          others will be active  as II4SDP from  Scanno di Piallazza  (EU-155,
          IIA FE-001) on 18-20 May. They plan to operate SSB and CW on 40, 20,
          15, 10 and 6 metres. QSL via IZ4GWE. [TNX IZ4GWE]
PA      - Special callsign  PA25UKSMG  will  be  aired  from  The  Netherlands
          between 19 May and 3 June  to celebrate the 25th anniversary of  the
          UK Six Metre Group (http://www.uksmg.org/). Expect activity on 160-2
          metres, including an  entry in the  CQ WW  WPX CW  Contest. QSL  via
          PA7FM (logs will be available at http://www.pa7fm.nl). Several other
          special callsigns  are expected  to be  used from  other  countries,
          especially during the UKSMG 6 Metre Contest during the first weekend
          of June. [TNX PA7FM]
SP      - Another special event station celebrating  the 750th anniversary  of
          Krakow's city rights [425DXN 831] is HF750C (QSL via SP9BRP),  which
          will be active from 14 May to 30 June. Expect also a large number of
          local operators  to use  special prefix  SN0 during  the year.  [TNX
SV      - Special  event  station  SX2SB  will  be  active  on  19-20  May  in
          remembrance of  those who  fought the  Battle of  Skra in  May  1918
          during World War I. Expect activity on all bands CW, SSB, PSK31  and
          RTTY. QSL via either SV7CUD or SV1EOS, direct or bureau.
YB      - Hans, PA0HOP will be active from Bali Island (OC-022) as YB9AQW  and
          YB9/PA0HOP between 15 May and 20 June. He will operate RTTY, BPSK31,
          FeldHell and OLIVIA (16 tones -  500 Hz) only. QSL via PA0HOP  (this
          applies also to  contacts made with  YB9AQW during  this time  frame
          only). [TNX PA0HOP]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The latest  issue (April 2007) is now available  at
http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. Articles  and  pictures  should  be
sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

AFD COMMUNICATIONS TEST ---> Celebrating the 57th anniversary of Armed Forces
Day (AFD), the US Army, Air  Force, Navy, Marine Corps,  and Coast Guard  are
co-sponsoring the annual  military/amateur radio communications  tests to  be
conducted on 12 May. The annual celebration features traditional military  to
amateur cross band communications SSB voice  tests and copying the  Secretary
of Defense  message via  digital  modes. Full  information  can be  found  at
http://www.netcom.army.mil/mars/docs/ARMEDFORCESDAYFinal.doc [TNX DL8AAM]

BS7H ---> Scarborough Reef  went QRT as  scheduled, at about  00.00 UTC on  6
May. The team made nearly 45,000 QSOs as follows:
        SSB     CW     RTTY
160m      0     54      0
80m     117     217     0
40m     509    3039     0
30m       0    3374     0
20m   10370   11434    54
17m    3277    3497     0
15m    3803    1986   268
12m     402     474     0
10m     841     724     0
       19319   24799   322
On-line logs  are available  at http://www.scarboroughreef.com/srlog.html;  a
few pictures can be found at http://www.scarboroughreef.com/srphotos.html

EUROPEAN CASTLES DAY ---> The sixth edition of the European Castles Day  will
take place on 20 May between 6 and  16 UTC. Several stations are expected  to
operate from  fortresses  and  castles  in  France,  Belgium,  Italy,  Spain,
Portugal, United Kingdom  and Switzerland. Information  on the  event can  be
found      on       Jean-Pierre's       (F6FNA)       web       site       at
http://f6fna.club.fr/jecruleanglais.html [TNX F6FNA]

FX4SIX ---> Thanks  to Claude/F5GTW, this  French 6m beacon  is QRV again  on
50315 kHz. It is located west of Poitiers (JN06cq), and it runs 25 watts into
a 5 element yagi pointed to east. Reports cand be sent to F5GTW. [TNX F5NQL]

MMAA CW CONTEST ---> The Manchester Mineira All America CW Contest, organized
by the Grupo Juizforano de CW, will take place from 15 UTC on 19 May  through
23.59   UTC   on   the   20th.   Full    information   can   be   found    at
http://www.powerline.com.br/cwjf [TNX PY4WAS]

QSL AP2TN ---> As of 1 May 2007, the new QSL route is via DJ9ZB. If you  sent
a QSL request direct to Tariq and have not received your card, please  e-mail
your QSO details to him (ap2tn@yahoo.com).

QSL 8Q7AK ---> Andrew, G7COD reports that all QSLs received for his last  two
activities from the  Maldives (October 2006  and January/February 2007)  have
now been posted direct if sufficient postage had been included. If not,  they
have been sent via the bureau. All QSLs received via the bureau will also  be
returned the  same  way. Andrew  will  be back  to  the Maldives  in  October
(details expected in due course).

QSL  VIA  IT9DAA  --->  Corrado  is   the  QSL  manager  for  the   following
stations/operations: YV1CTE,  YV1FM,  YV5MSG, YV5SSB  (4M5DX,  YW5CQ),  YV5TX
(4M5R), YV5WW (HP1WW,  OH0XX), YW0DX  (Aves Island,  NA-020), YW4C  (SA-058),
YX5IOTA (SA-044), YY1JGT. QSLling policy at www.qrz.com/it9daa [TNX IT9DAA]

+ SILENT KEY  + "Hillar Raamat,  N6HR passed  away on  6 May",  The Daily  DX
reports, "shortly  after  operating the  7  QSO party  with  his  wife  Elsie
(N7YX)". Born in 1932, "Hil  was originally from  Estonia, immigrated to  the
USA after WW2, and became a very successful engineer in the defense business,
and a real estate entrepreneur. He  made many operations from DX places  like
Marshall Islands, Ascension Island, and he was found active in many  contests
over the years. He was a DXer, contester and IOTA activator".

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2AP       UX0LL       FM1HN       K3PD        RP3DPW      RK3DXG
3D2RI       UR3HR       GB2EXP      G4SSH       RP3DTF      RK3DWE
3D2TZ       UR7HTZ      GB400AA     G0SBW       RP3DWR      RN3BR
3D2UY       UT5UY       GB4MDI      GW0ANA      RP3EOD      RU3EJ
3XY5M       PA7FM       GB6GW       GW0TKX      RP3MAK      RK3MWI
4J4KM       RW6HS       GB6MD       GM4FDM      RP3NPP      RA3NZ
4K6AZ       RW6HS       HB9CC       HB9XOK      RP3QUP      RK3QWW
4K6CD       DK6CW       HG200B      HA3HK       RP3QWK      N2UCK
4L1FL       4Z5CU       HH2FYD      F6FYD       RP3RTK      RN3RQ
4L1FP       LZ1OT       HK3AXY      W2GR        RP3RZK      RK3RWA
4L1MA       ON4RU       HL7WR       DS2UAL      RP3V        RK3VWA
4L4WW       EA7FTR      HP1JRA      EA5KB       RP3W        RW3WWW
4X1FQ       AA4V        HQ9L        HR2RCH      RP3XMV      UA3XAC
5B4AHI      RX3RC       HR9/WQ7R    N6FF        RP3YGA      MM0DFV
5H3EE       DL4SM (a)   HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       RP3ZOR      RK3ZZM
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      HZ1EA       DJ9ZB       RP4AKD      RZ4AWA
6W7FZ       DK6ZZ       HZ1IK       DK7YY       RP4H        RA4HTZ
6W7RV       F8CMT       HZ1PS       IZ8CLM      RP4HDP      RX4HJ
7Q7AM       NU5O        HZ1SK       IZ8CLM      RP4HIL      RD4HD
8Q7QQ       HB9QQ       HZ1ZH       EA7FTR      RP4P        RA4PO
8Q7YK       JA3EZJ      IC8R        IC8OZM      RP62DP      RK3DXZ
8S6KOS      SM6YOU      IG9/I2AZ    I2AZ        RP62DPR     UA3CS
9G1YK       PA3ERA      IR1ALP      IK1AAS      RP62DWM     RN3BR
9H3EZ       DL3KWF      IR8TRT      IK8MRA      RP62X       UA9XC
9H3RT       DL9MWG      IY0GA       IS0JMA      RP6GPK      RK6HWR
9H3RZ       DL3KWR      IY0IMD      IK0WGF      RP6Y        RA6YJ
9M2CP       9V1CP       IY0ORP      I0DJV       RP6YW       UA6YW
9N7AU       JA2AAU      IY0TC       I0KHP       RP9A        UA9APA
9N7IC       JA2AIC      IY1SP       I1SAF       RP9J        RV9JD
9N7TE       JA2ATE      IY1TTM      IW1RIK      RP9JGS      UA9JLL
9N7WU       JA8MWU      IY4FGM      IK4UPU      RP9W        RV9WB
9Q1EK       SM5DQC      J88DR       G3TBK       RP9X/1      RA9XX
9U0VB       UA4WHX      JD1BLK      JM1LJS      RP9XPO      RA9XF
A52VE       JF1OCQ      JD1BLY      JI5RPT      SD3N        SM3NXS
A61NT       ON5NT       JD1BMH      JG7PSJ      SJ30LW      SK5LW
AN9JCC      EA9CE       KH0/W1FPU   7L1FPU      SJ9WL       LA4EKA
AO5AUB      EA5URV      KH0WW       JP1IOF      SN70MKK     SP2AVE
AO5BJU      EB5BJU      KH6ZM       I0MWI       SN750C      SP9PKZ
AO5CFM      EC5CFM      LG5LG       LA4EKA      SO1EKO      DL1EKO
AO5CSW      EC5CSW      LU1ECZ      EA5KB       ST2A        T93Y
AO5DQH      EB5DQH      LZ07KM      LZ1PJ       SU9FL       WD9DZV
AO5GKT      EA5GKT      OE3XQC      OE1WHC      SU9GD       DJ2AVB
AO5MB       EA5MB       OH2EURO     OH2HSJ      T80K        JN3JBC
BS7H        KU9C        OL32OLP     OK1DRQ      T93J        OE1EMS
CX6VM       W3HNK       OL40RZ      OK2RZ       TC100FB     TA1HZ
DL0KQ5KS    DJ3AS       ON60LGE     ON5PO       TF3IMD      TF3VS
DP0GVN      DL5EBE      ON8SUB      ON6PQ       TI2AXX      DL3AXX
DR400PG     DM3ZF       PA6IMD      PA5V        TI4CF       W3HNK
E51QMA      OM2SA       PY0FF       W9VA        TM5EL       F6KHI
E51TUG      OM2SA       R150M       RA6YJ       TR8CA       F6CBC
EA8NA       W1NA        R1FJM       RX3MM       UE1RFF      UA1RJ
ED7URR      EA7DA       R1FJT       UA4RC       UE3EDA/m    RZ3EC
EM50ARDF    US0VA       RP0S        RW0SP       UE3XGV      RU3XP
EN62EN      UR4EYN      RP0Y        UA0YAY      UE4ABF      RZ4AWB
EN62NW      UT4NW       RP1A        RZ1AWF      UN7AD       RW6HS
EO62C       UT7CCW      RP1CC       RV1CC       UN7RT       RW6HS
EO62G       UR3GM       RP1CKK      RX1CQ       V31PA       WA6GER
EO62NT      UT8NT       RP1N        RN1NU       VP8ROT      GM0HCQ
EO62R       UR4RZZ      RP1VIC      RV1AC       VR2VTN      JM1FYH
EO62X       UT3XX       RP1WPP      RA1WU       W4J         KU4FP
ER9V        ER1DA       RP1Z        RZ1ZZ       YE1AA       ON4RU
EV6ZK       UA3FDX      RP1ZP       RW1ZQ       YW4AJ       YV5AJ
EV7DP       UA3FDX      RP3AB       RL3AB       YY4MP       EA5KB
EV8DP       UA3FDX      RP3ABT      RA3BT       Z22JE       K3PD
EX8AB       RX3RC       RP3D        RA3FO       ZA/UT7DW    DK6CW
EX8QB       IK2QPR      RP3DBA      RK3DYB      ZP6GBA      EA5KB
F8UFT       F6ICG       RP3DJY      UA3DJY      ZY2P        PY2AA

(a) bureau

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

5H3EE    Mike Stange, P.O. Box 78364, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
HR2RCH   Radio Club de Honduras, P.O. Box 273, San Pedro Sula, Cortes 21105,
IK1AAS   Bruno Giraudo, Corso Barale 35, 12011 Borgo San Dalmazzo - CN, Italy
JA2AAU   Noboru Kanno, Shikata 1785-61, Kitanagoya, 481-0004 Japan
JA2AIC   Yoshiyasu Iwata, Minamiaoki 30, Sotowarida, Kisogawa, 493-0007 Japan
JA2ATE   Seiji Morishima, Tonomachi 1-8, Ichinomiya. 491-0848 Japan
JG7PSJ   Hiroyuki Kawanobe, 1-4-1, Mikamine, Taihaku, Sendai, Miyagi 982-0826,
JI5RPT   Makoto Koyanagi, 5-42-203, Kadan, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0815,
JM1LJS   Hideyuki Kai, 4-22-15, Takata-Higashi, Kohoku-ku Yokohama-City,
         223-0065, Japan
KU9C     Steven M. Wheatley, P.O. Box 31, Morristown, NJ 07963-0031, USA
LZ1PJ    Ivan Ivanov, P.O. Box 15, BG-1324 Sofia, Bulgaria
PA7FM    Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, The Netherlands
UR3HR    Leonid Babich, P. O. Box 55, Poltava, 36000, Ukraine
UR4EYN   Nick I. Golub, P.O. Box 548, Ordzhonikidze, 53300, Ukraine
US0VA    Igor Lazarev, P.O. Box 11, Kiev 04111, Ukraine

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