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18 August 2007                                             A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 850
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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

9A     - Look for 9A60K/p, 9A0LH and 9A7K  to be aired from several  Croatian
         islands and  lighthouses  between  17  and  23  August.  During  the
         International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  expect  activity  from
         Susak Island (EU-136) and lighthouse. QSL for all contacts via 9A7K.
         Further information can be found at http://www.9a7k.com [TNX 9A7K]
BY     - Vange, BD7KLO plans to operate from Pingtan Island (BY5, AS-138)  on
         23-26  August.  QSL   via  home   call,  direct   or  bureau.   [TNX
EA6    - EA6ZX, EA6AFB, EB6AGX and LU6EPR will  be active as ED6URB from  the
         lighthouse De la Mola during the ILLW. They will operate SSB on  all
         bands. QSL direct to EA6ZX. [TNX EA6/LU6EPR]
GM     - Glyn, GW0ANA will be cruising the  Outer Hebrides (EU-010) on  18-28
         August. He will be there on  holiday with friends and amateur  radio
         activity will be secondary, but "I  will try my hardest to  activate
         as many as  I can", he  says. He also  hopes to  activate St.  Kilda
         (EU-059). His call will be GM0ANA/p and he will operate SSB using an
         inverted V with battery power from a solar panel. QSL via home call.
         [TNX GW0ANA]
HB9    - HB9DLO, HB9DWR, HB9HLI, HB9OMI, HB9ONN and HB9AFI will be active  as
         HB9LH during the ILLW. They plan to operate SSB and CW from a couple
         of Swiss lighthouses  (ARLHS SWI-003 and  SWI-004). QSL via  HB9DLO.
         [TNX HB9AFI]
HL     - Song/6K2BWA, Lee/DS2GWM, Kwon/DS2GXU, Cho/DS2LLD and Kim/HL2CFY will
         be active as HL0LPM/3 from Taenanji Island (AS-080) on 19-21 August.
         They plan to operate CW, SSB  and RTTY on  160-6 metres, using  beam
         antennas and  amplifiers. QSL  via 6K2BWA,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
I      - Look for IU1L  to be aired  again from La  Lanterna (ARLHS  ITA-177,
         WAIL LI-005) during  the ILLW  on 18-19  August. QSL  via bureau  or
         direct to ARI Genova, P.O. Box 1117, 16121 Genova - GE, Italy.  [TNX
I      - Operators from ARI Fano and the  Adriatic DX Team will be active  as
         IQ6FU/p from Fano Lighthouse (WAIL MA-005, ARLHS ITA-065) during the
         ILLW. QSL via  bureau or direct  to P.O. Box  35, 61032  Fano -  PU,
         Italy. [TNX IZ6ASI]
I      - Look for  I6/IZ0DIB/p,  I6/IZ4IUS/p, IK6YXM/p,  IK6XGM/p,  IZ6ASI/p,
         IK6VGO/p, IK6OSZ/p,  IK6UBY/p, IK6XOU/p  and IK6EFU/p  to be  active
         from Senigallia  Lighthouse (ARLHS  ITA-181,  WAIL MA-004)  for  the
         ILLW. Expect them to operate CW,  SSB and digital  modes on 10,  15,
         20, 40 and 80 metres. [TNX IZ6ASI]
LU     - The Digital MDQ DX Group and  the Radio Club  Mar del Plata  (LU2DT)
         will participate in the  ILLW from the  lighthouse at Punta  Mogotes
         (ARLHS ARG-005). They plan to operate  SSB on 40 and 80 metres,  and
         PSK31 on 10, 15, 17, 20 and 40 metres. QSL to P.O. Box 664, 7600 Mar
         del Plata, Argentina. [TNX LW3ERT]
LU     - Jorge/LU4WG, Pedro/LU7WW and Juan/LU4WP will participate in the ILLW
         from the lighthouse at Punta Ninfas (ARG-055). They plan to  operate
         SSB,  digital  modes  and  possibily  CW   on  160-10  metres.   QSL
         information at qrz.com. [TNX LU4WG]
OH     - OH1BOI, OH1VL and OH1JJO will be active as OH1AV/2 from Vormo Island
         (EU-097) on 17-19  August. QSL via  OH1BOI, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
OZ     - Ric, DL2VFR will be  active as OZ/DL2VFR  from Romo Island  (EU-125)
         from 26 August to 1 September. He plans to operate on all HF  bands,
         mostly CW. QSL via home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
SM     - Hans, SM0BYD and others will be active as 7S0SFJ for the ILLW.  They
         will operate CW and SSB  on 80, 40,  30, 20 and  17 metres from  the
         Museum Lightship Finngrundet (SWE-043) in Stockholm. QSL via SM0BYD,
         bureau preferred. [TNX SM0BYD]
SM     - Jorgen/SM3CXS,  Classe/SM3GSK,   Staffan/SM3JGG,   Sten/SM3NXS   and
         Anders/SM3XGV will  be active  from  Grimskar Island  (EU-176)  from
         about 17 UTC on  24 August until  about 12 UTC  on the 26th.  Expect
         them to be signing SD3N (QSL via SM3NXS, bureau or direct) and  SG3U
         (QSL via SM3CXS, bureau or direct) on 80-10 metres CW and SSB.  [TNX
UA     - Jack/RW3QC, Valery/RZ6AU,  Yuri/RU6UR  and Alexander/RA6UF  will  be
         active as UE6UFO from the Kharabalinsky  district (RDA AO-16) and  a
         few inland islands (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/riia_e.htm) on
         20-27 August. They  plan to  operate SSB  and CW  on 40,  20 and  15
         metres. All  of the  QSOs will  be confirmed  automatically via  the
         bureau. [TNX RV6LFE]
YV     - The Association  of  Radioamateurs of  Venezuela  and the  Grupo  DX
         Caracas will  be active  as YW5AS  from  Las Aves  Islands  (SA-051)
         [425DXN 847] on 27-31 August. They will operate SSB, CW and  digital
         modes on the HF bands, plus VHF FM. QSL via DL3AMA. [TNX YV5EED]

ILLW & IOTA ---> The ILLW guidelines require that the station must be "at" or
"adjacent" to the light. Adjacent means  next to or as  close as possible  in
the field next door.  Rules about 'line  of sight' or  'within 1000m' do  not
apply to  this event.  Several stations  participating in  the  International
Lighthouse/Lighthsip Weekend  (18-19  August) will  be  operating  from  IOTA
islands: just  to  name  a  few,  7S6LGT  (EU-043),  7S6TL  (EU-043),  8S6LGT
(EU-043), 8S6LL (EU-043), CU8AS (EU-089), GB1SL (EU-124), GC4BRS/p  (EU-124),
LA1G (EU-061), SK2AU (EU-135), VK2LSB/4  (OC-137), VK3ILH/7 (OC-233),  ZS1RBI
(AF-064). Check  http://illw.net/2007_list.htm for  the announced  operations
listing including QSL routes.

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

ARCTIC CHALLENGE --->  The French Polar  Team has announced  a new  programme
called "The Arctic  Challenge" for working  amateur radio  stations from  the
Arctic. Full details are available at http://f6kdf.ath.cx/f5nod/ [TNX F5NOD]

DP0MSM ---> This is the official  callsign of the amateur radio club  station
on board the "Maria S. Merian",  a German research  vessel that is  currently
voyaging from Longyearyben  (Svalbard) to Kiel  (Germany). The crew  includes
four  licenced  amateurs   (Frank/DJ3FR,  Martin/DL7ARY,  Hermann/DH1HP   and
Steffen/DF1MSM). DP0MSM can be used only when the ship is outside the 12-mile
belt of territorial  waters, otherwise  the crew  members have  to use  their
personal callsigns /mm. The QSL cards for DP0MSM can be sent through the DARC
bureau. [TNX DL5EBE]

MEMORIAL UA4IF --->  Special callsigns R100AK  and R100IF (QSL  for both  via
RW4HB, direct or bureau) are being used to commemorate the 100th  anniversary
of the birth of amateur radio veteran Alexander Kamalagin, UA4IF. Information
on      the       relevant       award      can       be       found       at
http://www.samaraham.ru/main.php?d=awards/ua4if_memory_eng. [TNX RA4HT]

NCDXC --->  Recently the  Northern California  DX  Club (NCDXC)  elected  the
following officers for the 2007/2008  year: John Eisenberg/K6YP  (President);
Risto Kotalampi/W6RK (Vice President); Craig Bradley/AE6RR (Secretary); Steve
Jones/N6SJ   (Treasurer);   Phil   Steffora/K6PTS   (DXer   Editor);    Risto
Kotalampi/W6RK (Webmaster); Curt  Kolovson/W6RQ, Jim  Abraham/W6EB and  Dewey
Churchill/KG6AM (Directors).
The Northern  California  DX Club  was  the sponsor  of  this  year's  highly
successful Visalia DX  Convention. The club  is continuing the  theme of  the
convention ("Elmering New DXers is Job #1) with presentations oriented to new
DXers at the  club meetings  in addition  to the  periodic DXpedition  talks.
Further information can be found at http://www.ncdxc.org [TNX AE6RR]

OJ0B --->  The OJ0B  (Market Reef)  operation  blog, featuring  several  nice
pictures, can be found at www.sm0w.com

OPERATORS NEEDED FOR TI9 ---> A DXpedition to Cocos Island (NA-012) is  being
organized to take place for six days  in February 2008. SSB, CW and  digimode
operators are  being  sought; details  can  be found  at  www.ti9.eu.com  and
www.qsl.net/ti2hmg/cocos.htm. [TNX DH8WR]

QSL 5X4A & 5X4B --->  Tom, DL8AAM says  that "a great  part" of the  original
paper logs went lost during the civil war in northern Uganda, where 5X4A  and
5X4B were located.  Tom has a  large box of  QSL requests he  is not able  to
reply to, and,  after ten years,  there is not  much hope  to retrieve  those

QSL PY5EG --->  After more  than ten  years, Mac/W3HC  is no  longer the  QSL
manager for Atilano de Oms, PY5EG (aka PY2OMS, ZW5B, PS2T). The new QSL route
for all of his callsigns and  operations is via  K3IRV (Irv McWherter,  11910
Coronada Pl, Kensington, MD 20895-2323, USA). [TNX K3IRV]

QSL TM7A  --->  Please note  that  F8BBL is  the  QSL manager  only  for  the
operation that  took place  in  May 2003  from  Banc d'Arguin  (EU-159).  The
callsign was reissued and used again  from 24 February to  9 March 2007.  The
QSL routes  for contacts  made this  year are  via F5RPB  (bureau) and  F5PSC
(direct). [TNX F5NQL]

YO DX CONTEST ---> The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) invites  radio
amateurs worldwide to participate in the annual YO DX HF Contest, which  will
be held on 25-26 August from  12 UTC to 12 UTC. Full  rules are available  at
http://www.radioamator.ro/contest/us/yodxhf2007rules.html [TNX YO2DFA]

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         *******  QSL INFO  ********
                          Edited by  IK1ADH & I1JQJ
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2AA       VE6VK       HB100JAM    HB9DNA      R30ZF       RZ9CVA
3Z1TSR      SP1PBT      HB100S      HB9AOF      R41WP       RA3LBA
3Z90ZIM     SP5ZIM      HC2AQ       EA5KB       RK1B/0      RV1CC
4O6AA       9A6AA       HC2SL       EA5KB       RS9O        UA9OBA
5H0RS       IT9YVO      HF100S      SPSZPZ      SA25QW      SK6QW
5H3WA       SM0HPL      HF1TSR      SP1TMN      SB250TT     SM6JSM
5P0MF       DH1LAO      HF580LP     SP5XSL      SC300VL     SK6HD
6F75A       EA5KB       HF63PW      SP5KCR      SF89IB      SM6CLU
6O0F        ON4TA       HF63PW      SP5KCR      SI89B       SM6CLU
7O/G4HCL    G4HCL       HG15SD      HA8PH       SN2JS       SP5KCR
7X5ST       7X2LS       HH2FYD      F6FYD       SN2K        SP2YWL
9A60K       9A7K        HK4QMH      EA5KB       SN2NP       SP2BIK
9A950JB     9A3JB       HK6DOS      EA5KB       SV9/OO9O/p  ON7SS
A45WD       YO9HP       HR1AAB      EA7FTR      T88NT       JJ2NYT
A52SW       K2AU        IA2IPY      I2MQP       T88TX       JI2TXU
A61Q        EA7FTR      II8IPY      I8ACB       TM2HRH      F6KTN
A61TT       IZ8CLM      IP8IPY      I8QJU       TM5VIN      F9KH
A71BX       EA7FTR      IR0IPY      IZ0HTW      TO1USB      F1JXQ
A71CT       EA7FTR      IR1IPY      IZ1GJK      TU2/F5LDY   F1CGN
A71EM       EA7FTR      IR2IPY      IK2DUW      UA0YAY      IK2QPR
AN7AL       EA7NL       IU0IPY      I0YKN       UA9ZZ/P     RW3RN
CO6DW       EA5KB       IU2FV       IQ2MI       UE1NLO      RN1NA
CO6WD       W0SA        IY0ORP      I0DJV       UE1RLH/1    RA1QY
CO8LY       EA7ADH      IY6GM       I6GFX       UE1SNA/1    RA1QQ
CS5FAT      CT6ARL      J79PAK      HB9CUA      UE3SFF/1    RU3SD
CT3AS       DJ8FW       JW1CCA      LA1CCA      UE4CGT      UA4CDV
DA0HEL      DF6QC       K4I         AI4U        UE6DOO      RW6BJ
DA0WWYC     DC1RJJ      LX2007G     LX1KC       UN3M        EA7FTR
DL0B        DL8QY       LZ07IPY     LZ3SM       VE1OTA/W1   VE1VOX
DR100DAN    DC6BV       N7C         N7HG        VP6AL       ZL1UFB
DR100SC     DH8IAT      OD5XX       W9RG        VP8DIZ      G7KMZ
E51AKY      HL5KY       OJ0B        OH2BH       XV9TH       SK7AX
E51ASN      HL5KY       OJ0MI       OH2HAN      XX9TJS      JM1LJS
E51BTF      HL5KY       OK8XB       M5AAV       XX9TTR      VR2RR
E7/N4EXA  K2PF / DJ2MX  OL60HI      OK2PO       YP0IP       YO8TLC
EG1SMP      EA2BT       OL60PO      OK2PO       YV4GMG      EA5KB
EL2DT       WA4TII      OL60SJI     OK2PO       Z22JE       K3PD
EP4MRG      EP3PTT      ON50EU      ON7YX       Z360M       Z37M
EX2F        RW6HS       ON60EKO     ON4EKO      ZD9BCB      SQ8AQD
EX2M        W3HNK       ON60NOK     ON7YX       ZF2JW       AF9H
GB2PF       G7GSX       OQ5M        ON5ZO       ZL4IR       W8WC
GC3GWB      M0DOL       OS8A        ON8VK       ZP4KFX      IK2DUW
GC8LED/P    M0DOL       PJ2/G3TXF   G3TXF       ZP8VAO      EA7FTR
HA50KNA     HA3KNA      PJ2G        G3TXF       ZS4U        K3PD

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

4O4A    Dragan Djordjevic, Bjelisi bb (kod Maras), MNE-85000 Bar, Montenegro
4O6DZ   Miodrag-Rajko Radulovic, Bjelisi 75, MNE-85000 Bar, Montenegro
9A6AA   Emir Mahmutovic, Slovenska 15, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
G4HCL   Chris Lorek, P.O. Box 400, Eastleigh SO53 4ZF, UK
ON4TA   Filip Rogister, Kroendaalplein 4, Overijse 3090, Belgium
RV1CC   Vladimir Sidorov, P.O. Box 127, Saint-Petersburg, 191186, Russia
RW4HB   Serge Golobokov, P.O. Box 37, Samara 443099, Russia
UA1QV   Mike S. Koutjumov, P.O. Box 23, Vologda 160000, Russia
V51AS   Frank Steinhauser, Heinrich-Heine-Strsse 35, 72555 Metzingen, Germany


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