19 May 2007                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                    No 837
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3A      - Alberto, IW1RLF will  operate as  3A/IW1RLF from  Monaco during  the
          weekend. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
3B6     - 3B6DX is the  callsign issued to  the Polish team  of operators  who
          will be  active from  Agalega (AF-001)  in June  [425DXN 533].  They
          expect to reach Agalega on 5 June, to  be QRV by the morning of  the
          6th at the  latest and  tot leave  the island  on 18  June. QSL  via
          SP9SX. Bookmark http://3b6.godx.eu/ for updates. [TNX SP9MRO]
9M4     - The MARTS  (Malaysian Amateur  Radio Transmitter's  Society)  Penang
          Contest Team will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as  9M4DXX
          (Multi/Single) from  Penang  Island (AS-015).  QSL  via  bureau,  or
          direct to 9M2TO. [TNX 9M2TO]
CU      - CT1EPV, CT3MD, CU2HJA,  DJ2VO and HB9CRV/CT3FN  will participate  in
          the IOTA Contest (28-29 July) as  CU8T from the Albarnaz  lighthouse
          on Flores Island  (EU-089), Azores.  Outside the  contest they  will
          operate on 6-80  metres CW,  SSB, RTTY  and PSK31.  QSL via  CT1GFK,
          direct or bureau. [TNX CT1END]
E5      - Mike, KM9D (E51QMA) and  Jan, KF4TUG (E51TUG)  have been active  (CW
          and SSB) from  Suwarrow Atoll (OC-080),  North Cook Islands  [425DXN
          833] since 11  May. They plan  to remain  there at  least until  the
          21st. QSL via OM2SA, logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
F       - DJ2VO, DL1COP, DG3KAF, DL7KCM,  DO1KJB and DL3PS  will be active  as
          F/homecall/p from Porquerolles Island (EU-070) on 19-26 May. QSL via
          home calls. [TNX VA3RJ]
F       - The Castres DX  Gang's annual  activity from  Fort Brescou  (EU-148,
          DIFM ME-001) will take place on 24-28 May. The team will operate CW,
          SSB, RTTY, PSK31  as TM5B with  three stations. QSL  via F5XX.  [TNX
          F8REF]
F       - The Radio Club des Fourches  (F6KSU) will operate  as TM7AJ from  20
          May  to  3  June.  The  special  callsign  commemorates  the   100th
          anniversary of the death of writer Alfred Jarry (the author of  "Ubu
          Roi"). QSL via F6KSU. [TNX F8REF]
F       - Francois, ON4LO  will  be active  as  F/ON4LO/P from  Oleron  Island
          (EU-032) and Chassiron Lighthouse (ARLHS FRA-234)  on 23-29 May.  He
          plans to operate SSB and digital modes on 10-40 metres. [TNX ON4LO]
F       - In June-July 1944 the BBC war  correspondents used the tower of  the
          chateau at Creully as a radio  studio, from where the first  reports
          of the  Battle  of  Normandy  were  broadcasted.  Look  for  special
          callsign TM5BBC to be aired again from Creully on 1-15 June. QSL via
          F2UW. [TNX F4MBZ]
F       - Special  event  station  TM2RHC  (which  stands  for  2nd   Regiment
          Helicoptere Combat) will be active on  10-24 June before and  during
          the air show at Le Luc le Cannet (http://meeting-leluc.fr). QSL  via
          F4EUN. [TNX F4EUN]
G       - Chris, G1VDP will be in Cornwall from 26  May to 2 June and will  be
          active from the following lighthouses: Trevose Head (ARLHS  ENG-157)
          on 29 May,  Pendean (ARLHS ENG-100)  on the 30th  and Lizard  (ARLHS
          ENG-068) on the 31st. [TNX G1VDP]
G       - The Wakefield & District Radio Society  will be activating the  Holy
          Island of Lindisfarne (EU-120) on 21-22  July. It will be a  24-hour
          operation thanks to  special dispensation from  the National  Trust.
          The callsigns  will be  GB1HI and  GB5HI. QSL  for both  via  M3ZYZ,
          direct or bureau. [TNX M3ZYZ]
GU      - Chris, M0DOL and other members of the Northampton Radio Club will be
          active as either GP8LED/p and GP3GWB from castles and fortifications
          on the  island of  Guernsey (EU-114)  from 26  May to  1 June.  [TNX
          F5NQL]
HB0     - Look for  HB0/DL1GDS,  HB0/DO1ARS and  HB0/DK4SFW  to be  active  on
          10-160 metres from Liechtenstein on 26-30  May. QSL via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX DL1GDS]
HB0     - Six operators  from the  Flying Dutch  DX Group  will be  active  as
          HB0/PA0ABM from Triesenberg, Liechtenstein on 15-22 June. They  will
          operate on 160-10  metres CW, SSB  and some digital  modes with  two
          stations. Logs  will be  available at  http://www.logsearch.de/  and
          will be uploaded  to LoTW. QSL  via PA0ABM, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
          PA0ABM]
HP      - Uruguay DX Group members Bert, CX3AN and Mario, CX4CR will be active
          from the San Blas Archipelago (NA-170),  Panama on 22-28 June.  They
          plan to  operate  as either  HP2/homecall  or 3E2/homecall  on  80-6
          metres SSB  and  CW,  running  500  watts  into  vertical  and  wire
          antennas. [TNX CX3AN]
I       - Look for Davide, IW8FFG and Enzo,  IZ8LFI to be active on 40  metres
          SSB and possibly  CW from Portici  lighthouse (WAIL   CA-015,  ARLHS
          ITA-276) on 20 May. [TNX IW8FFG]
I       - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the scouting movement,  special
          callsign II3STV will  be aired  on all  modes by  scouts in  Treviso
          province on  20-30 May.  QSL via  IK3GES, direct  or bureau  (e-mail
          requests for  bureau cards  can be  sent to  ik3ges@alice.it).  [TNX
          IK3GES]
I       - ARI Versilia will activate special event station II5MD on 11-13 June
          for the "Meucci  Day". Antonio Meucci  was recognized  as the  first
          inventor of  the telephone  by the  United States  Congress, in  its
          resolution 269 dated 11 June 2002. QSL via operator's  instructions.
          [TNX IK5CON]
I       - Simone, IZ4DYQ  will  be  active  as  IA5/IZ4DYQ  from  Elba  Island
          (EU-028) on 2-13 July. He plans to  operate mainly SSB on 20 and  40
          metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX IZ4DYQ]
JA      - Look for JA1IOA/5, JA4PXE/5, JH4FRP/5, JH4WXV/5  and JS6RRR/5 to  be
          active from Iwaguro-Jima,  Shikoku Islands  (AS-076, AS-076-011)  on
          19-20 May. They  plan to operate  SSB, CW, RTTY  and PSK31 on  160-6
          metres. QSL via bureau. Takeshi, JS6RRR will then continue the  trip
          and operate as JS6RRR/JI4 from Kitaki-Jima (AS-117, JJIA AS-117-136)
          on 20-21 May. QSL via bureau. [TNX JS6RRR]
JA      - Look for JA1UNS/1, JI1PLF/1, 7N1GMK/1, 7L4PVR/1  and 7N4VPS/1 to  be
          active from Hachijo Island (AS-043, JIIA  AS-043-004) on 25-28  May.
          They plan to operate SSB and  CW on the HF bands  and 6 metres.  QSL
          via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA      - JA1KJW/JR6, JJ1JGI/JR6, JK1EBA/JR6 and 7N4AGB/JR6 will operate  from
          Okinawa Island  (AS-017, JIIA  AS-017-033) on  28 May  and again  on
          15-18 June. From 29 May to 14 June they will be active from Ishigaki
          Island (AS-024, AS-024-004). Expect activity on  the HF bands and  6
          metres SSB  and CW.  QSL  via home  calls,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
          JI6KVR]
LA      - DL1DWR, DG4VX  and DG0CH  will be  active as  LA/DL1DWR from  Tromoy
          Island (EU-061)  on 25-29  May. Activity  will  be on  160-2  metres
          mostly digital modes with some CW, SSB and FM. QSL via DL1DWR.  [TNX
          www.rsgbiota.org]
OZ      - OZ5JR, OZ7KDJ and OZ9V  will be active  from Anholt Island  (EU-088,
          DIA NK-001) on 25-30 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest as
          OZ8MW/P. They will  operate SSB  and CW  on 80,  40, 20,  15 and  10
          metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX OZ9V]
SV      - Cliff, SV1JG will be active as SV8/SV1JG from Milos Island  (EU-067)
          on 18-28 May. He plans to  operate mostly CW and digital modes,  and
          to participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. [TNX SV1JG]
SV      - Laci, HA0HW  will  be active  as  either J48HW  and  SV8/HA0HW  from
          Thassos Island (EU-174) from 27 May to 5 June. He will operate CW on
          the HF bands (mainly on 40,  30, 20 and 17  metres), with some  SSB,
          RTTY and PSK31 as well, and 6m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
          [TNX HA0HW]
SV      - The White  Tower DX  Team's operation  from Skyros  Island  (EU-060)
          [425DXN 833] is expected to take place on 16-22 June. Nine operators
          (SV0XAW, SV2FPU, SV2HNZ, SV2HOB, SV2HPP, SV2HPY, SV2HRT, SV2HSV  and
          SV2GNQ) will be active as SY8WT  with six stations, five  amplifiers
          and a wide range of  beams, verticals and  dipoles. QSL via  SV2HPP,
          direct or bureau. Operating frequencies and further information  can
          be  found  at   http://whitetowerdxt.com/content/view/50/87/lang,en/
          [TNX AI4PP/SV0XAW]
SV9     - Wolfgang, DL5MAE plans to operate as  SV9/DL5MAE from Gavdos  Island
          (EU-187), Crete for one week around the end of May (exact dates will
          depend on the ferry schedule). QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
TA      - The landing  of Mustafa  Kemal Ataturk  at Samsun  on 19  May  1919,
          marked the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence and heralded
          the establishment of the republic in 1923. Samsun operators will air
          special callsign TC1919ATA on 19 May to commemorate that event.  QSL
          via the TRAC bureau. [TNX TA1HZ]
UA      - Look for RV3ATS, RV3ATT and RU3AVF to operate on 10, 15, 20, 40,  80
          and 2  metres  as RV3ATS/p  from  16 mountains  located  in  various
          different Russian Districts between 19 June  and 21 July. They  also
          plan to participate in a number of contests on the VHF and HF bands.
          Their  itinerary  can  be  found  at  www.rv3ats.com;  please  visit
          http://www.mountain.ru/radio/rma/engl.shtml for  information on  the
          Russian Mountains  Award. QSL  via RV3ATS,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
          RV3ATS]
UR      - Special Ukrainian callsign EO20R will be aired from 28 May to 3 June
          for the  20th anniversary  of Slavutych,  the city  built after  the
          Chernobyl nuclear  disaster to  host the  survivors  who had  to  be
          relocated from  the  evacuation zone  around  the reactor.  QSL  via
          UY2RO. [TNX UY2RO]
VP5     - Maciek, WQ7X will be active as  VP5/WQ7X from 24 May  to 5 June.  He
          plans to operate CW and SSB on 10-80 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX
          NG3K]
VQ9     - Jim, VQ9JC (ND9M) has received written permission to use the special
          callsign VQ97JC from  23 May through  5 June. The  "7" added to  the
          prefix reflects the year, and  apparently this is  the first time  a
          special prefix has been  authorized for use  from Diego Garcia.  Jim
          can only  operate  during  his  spare  time,  which  normally  means
          12.00-17.30 UTC. However, he hopes to make the VQ97 prefix available
          at least ten evenings during that  period, and to stay overnight  at
          the shack both nights during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest QSL via  ND9M,
          direct or bureau (but cards will not be printed at least until after
          he returns home in August). [TNX VQ9JC]
W       - The Yankee Clipper Contest Club celebrates its 30th anniversary  and
          its members may sign homecall/30 (e.g. K1RX/30) for the rest of  the
          year. A  special certificate  will be  available for  contacting  at
          least 10 members; details can be found at http://www.yccc.org/
W       - W9IMS, the official  Amateur Radio  Club of  the Indianapolis  Motor
          Speedway, will conduct special event operations for the three  races
          that make up the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Triple Crown,  namely
          the Indianapolis  500 (25-27  May), the  United States  Formula  One
          Grand Prix  (15-17 June)  and the  Brickyard 400  (27-29 July).  QSL
          direct  to  Indianapolis  Motor  Speedway   ARC,  P.O.  Box   18495,
          Indianapolis, IN 46218-0495,  USA (stations outside  the US may  QSL
          via the bureau). Further information at www.qrz.com/w9ims
YB      - Pri/YB0ECT, Dudy/YB0DPO, Jo/YC0LOW, Andry/YB1TX and Ray/YD0NQO  will
          participate in the CQ WW WPX  CW Contest from Ayer Island  (OC-177).
          They will single-operate  on 40, 80  and 160 metres,  and there  may
          also be some SSB as well as RTTY  and PSK31  activity on the  higher
          bands. Expect them  to be signing  homecall/0. QSL  via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX YB0ECT]
YB      - Fuadi, YC7IM and others will be active as YE7M from Payung Payungan,
          Laut Kecil Islands (OC-268) on 22-24  June. They plan to operate  on
          40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via YC7IM (H.M. Fuadi Yatrin, P.O.
          Box 195, Banjarmasin 70000, South Borneo, Indonesia). [TNX G3KMA]
YO      - Jean-Michel, F6AJA, Editor of Les Nouvelles  DX, reports he will  be
          once again active in  his spare time  as YO/F6AJA from  the QTH   of
          Silviu, YO8FZ in Suceava, Romania on 20-26 May. QSL via F6AJA.
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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

                                 >>> BS7H <<<

The recent operation from Scarborough Reef has been approved for DXCC credit.
Quite a number of QSOs (1380, most of them on  30m) did not make it into  the
initial on-line log.  The problem has  been fixed  and the  log now  contains
45,820 QSOs  from  13.48  UTC  on  29  April  through  23.54  UTC  on  5  May
(http://www.scarboroughreef.com/srlog.html) with 17,884 unique callsigns. The
new band/mode breakdowns are as follows:
Band      SSB       CW   RTTY    TOTAL
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160m        0       54      0       54
  80m      121      217      0      338
  40m      509     3039      0     3548
  30m        0     4226      0     4226
  20m    10391    11435     54    21880
  17m     3325     3744      0     7069
  15m     4011     1985    268     6264
  12m      402      474      0      876
  10m      841      724      0     1565
         19600    25898    322    45820
The continental breakdowns are: Asia 21112, Europe 16329, North America 6918,
Oceania 948, South America 301, Africa  212. Several statistic tables can  be
found at http://www.scarboroughreef.com/srstats.html, and photo galleries are
available   on    the    expedition's   web    site    as    well    as    on
http://picasaweb.google.com/paul.pescitelli/K4UJScarboroughReef
As for the  cards, please refrain  from e-mailing  inquiries to  the the  QSL
manager (KU9C), as he is not  in a position to answer whether  you are in  or
not in the  log at the  moment. "If you  are not in  the web  log", he  says,
"don't give up, put down EVERY QSO you believe you had, and I'll do the rest.
If the web log shows 20 SSB, put down EVERY qso you think you had on 20  SSB,
not  just   the  first".   In  case   of  busted   calls,  Steve   will   use
"well-established judgement in  issuing the  card, and  may ask  you to  help
confirm that the person whose call appears did not make a QSO". Finally,  "if
you DO  NOT HAVE  ANY detail  besides what  is in  the web  log online,  it's
impossible for me to give you credit for the card - I'm not in a position  to
issue a QSL to you 'just because' the web log says you're there. Not the  way
it works".

ANTARCTIC CHALLENGE  ---> Gil,  F5NOD reports  that the  Antarctic  Challenge
scores are up-to-date at http://f6kdf.ath.cx/f5nod/index.htm

HELP KADEK  ---> Island  chasers  and hams  throughout  the world  have  been
saddened by the news of  Kadek's (YB9BU) material  losses following the  fire
that destroyed his house in early  April. "Help Kadek" initiative  represents
our way to show a friend that we care and that we do appreciate his long time
dedication to the IOTA community. We  hope that our  support will help  Kadek
rebuild his radio shack and bring him back  on the air. Please visit our  web
page at http://www.mdxc.org/yb9bu to find more  about this initiative and  to
contribute to this fund through one of the regional collection points.

MONTENEGRO ---> Quoting a spokesman from  the ITU Radiocommunication  Sector,
The Daily  DX  reports  that  the 4O0-4O9  callsign  prefix  block  has  been
allocated to Montenegro.  Serbia will continue  to use  YT0-YT9 and  YU0-YU9,
while the 4N and YZ prefixes  have been withdrawn and given  back to the  ITU
for future use to another nation.

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Petr, OK1DOT  (Petr.Gustab@seznam.cz) is willing  to
offer his services  to a station  in need.  He can  provide QSL  cards at  no
charge to the stations he manages.  Information on his QSLling policy can  be
found at http://www.qrz.com/ok1dot [TNX OK1DOT]

QSL XT2SE & 5V7SE ---> Elvira, IV2FSG will attend this year's Ham Radio event
at Friedrichshafen  and will  be able  to confirm  contacts made  during  her
activities from Togo and Burkina Faso. Look for her at the Croatian booth  on
22-23 May (14.00-16.00) and on 24 May (10.00-12.00). [TNX IK3GES]

QSL VIA I2WIJ ---> Roberto,  I2WIJ reports that  as of 11  May, the CN3A  and
5D5A direct QSL requests backlog has been fully cleared.
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QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  1A4A, 3B9/G3TXF,  3C0M,  3XD2Z,
3XM6JR, 4O3T,  4O3ZZ,  4U1UN,  5A7A,  5B4AGC,  5B4AIA,  5D5A,  5W0RE,  5Z4ZK,
6W/DM2AYO, 7X/DK5MH,  8P1A,  9M4SDX, 9Q1D,  9Q1EK,  9U0X,  9U9Z,  A22/JA4ATV,
A35AX, BA4DW/7 (AS-131),  BD4RCS, BP100S, BX5AA,  C21DL, C38JM, C52T,  C56NN,
C6DX, C91Z, CN2A, CN2FB, CN2FW, CN3A, CO8LY, CP4BT, EA9EU, EF8M, EK0B, ES1QD,
EY8MM, GB95MGY, HC8N,  HH2FJM, HH4/K4QD, HH7/N3BNA,  HI8LAM, HK6ISX,  HK6KKK,
HK8HIX, HQ9H,  HR9BFS,  HZ1AN, HZ1IK,  J20MM,  J20RR, J20SA,  J5BI  (AF-020),
J5UAR, J5UTM,  J79IU,  JX9NOA, K1VSJ  (NA-046),  K8SCH/1  (NA-055),  KA3UNQ/p
(NA-031), KE0A/KP2, KH0/K3UY, KH8Q (OC-045), KP2/K3TEJ, KP4VP, LU1ZAB,  MD4K,
MI0SRR, OX60AD,  PJ4/K2NG,  PJ7/DL1VWR, PZ5ZY,  R1FJT,  S21XA,  S92FM,  ST2A,
SV5/DJ7RJ, SV5/SM8C, TA3D, TF4M, TG0AA, TM5CI (EU-039), UA2FW, V25WY, V31FG/P
(NA-123), V31LG, V47KP, V47NT, V63UA, VK9DNX,  VP2E, VP2MFF, VP2MRD,  VP2MTC,
VP2MVG, VP5/W5CW,  VP8DIN, VP8DJU,  VU7MY  (AS-106), VU7RG  (AS-011),  VY1MB,
WP3C, XT2C, XU7DXX, XU7MDY, XX9A, YK1BA, YL7X, YU1XA, YW0DX, Z36A, ZB2/ON5UR,
ZF2BI, ZK3RE, ZP6CW, ZS9X.
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