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Asunto:[dxcolombia] DX Bulletin No. 721
Fecha:Domingo, 7 de Agosto, 2005  19:35:25 (-0500)
Autor:Oscar A. Gaviria <hk6dos @.......co>

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.721
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 721

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 721
BID: $OPDX.721
August 8, 2005
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, WA2VQW, K3TRM, NG3K, W3UR & The
Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, NA5U, K6RIM, W6SZG, K8YSE, WØMM, DL1EK & The
DX News Letter, DL1EKC, EC8AUA, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT,
G6LVB, G0PSE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IZ6FUQ, IZ8CCW, IF9ZWA,
IZ0FKE, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, ON6UQ, VE3LWC, VA3RJ & ICPO and
VU2RBI for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 31st/July, through Sunday, 7th/August there were 205
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L,
4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8,
EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW,
FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6,
KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX,
OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1MV, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST,
SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TY, TZ,
UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E,
VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later" (WFWL).

5R, MADAGASCAR (IOTA Op). Dino, IZ4AKV, plans to be active as 5R8HS from
Nosy Be Island (IOTA AF-057) between August 25th and September 8th. Look
for activity on all HF bands. QSL via IZ4AKV (QRZ.com).

DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, announced that
the following operation has been approved for DXCC credit:
  T6EE - Afghanistan; Operation from September 19, 2004, to October 16, 2004

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Members of the Cayenne ARC will be active as FY5KAC
from the City of Sinnamary (on the road from Cayenne to Kourou, West French
Guiana), August 13-15th. They will have two HF stations on the air; one
on CW and the other on SSB. This is a three days exhibit to show "How to
become a ham". QSL via the French REF Bureau or direct via QRZ.com.

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Hein, DL2OBF, was invited by Alex, GD3UMW, and the Manx
Radio Club to operate GD6IA during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. High/Low-Power will be decided
shortly before the contest depending on the conditions. Do not expect
much activity before or after the contest. QSL for GD6IA is via PO Box 1,
Peel City, Isle of Man, British Isles. More information about the station
can be found on the Web page at:       
http://www.gd6ia.com

GREEK IOTA TOUR. Tony, IK8VRH, will begin his IOTA summer tour in Greece
this week as SV/IK8VRH. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters CW/SSB/RTTY.
QSL via his home callsign, by the ARI Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). His
schedule is as follows:
   August 10-11th - Skiza Island (EU-158)
   August 13-14th - Alefonnisos Island (EU-113)
   August 16-18th - Dokos Island (EU-075); lighthouse will be activated
   August 20-22nd - Kavalliani Island (EU-060)
   August 23-28th - Spetses Island (EU-075); lighthouse will be activated

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Members of the Eindhoven Student Radioamateur Club
(ESRAC) will be active from Sareiser Joch now through August 16th. They
will be signing as HB0/PA6TUE (QSL via PI4TUE) and possibly HB0/homecall.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters and UHF, with an emphasis on the lower
bands, 6 meters and the digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, JT6M).

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Roger/ON7TQ and Marcel/ON6UQ will be active as
HB0/ON7TQ and HB0/ON6UQ, September 17-24th. Activity will be on all HF
bands on CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV and maybe PSK32. QSL via their home callsigns.
They will put up a 3 element 3-band yagi, a R7, an inverted L (AKI) 40m
and dipoles for 80/160m. Rigs are: FT1000MP and TS850S with about 400W.

IOTA NEWS..............................
   AS-062.  Operators Vladimir/RV1CC, Serge/UA1ANA, Yuri/RA0FU and Elen/
            RV3ACA will be be active from Shikotan Island (RR-15-06),
            August 10-18th. All operators will sign homecall/0, except
            Yuri; he will sign RA0FU/p. QSL via their home callsigns.

   AS-079.  (Cancelled) Tack, JE1RXJ, had to cancel his activity to Miyako
            Island because of Typhoon No.9 approaching the island.

   EU-010.  Dennis, M0LSB, will be active as MM0LSB/p from South Uist
            (SCOTIA HI-06 and IOSA OH-003), Outer Hebrides, August 8-11th.
            Activity will be on or near the usual IOTA frequencies.
            QSL via M0LSB.

   EU-011.  The special event station callsign, GB0SM, will be activated
            from St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, September 24th to October
            1st. Activity will be CW, SSB and possibly some Digital. Bands
            will be 160-6 meters. QSL via the Bureau, direct to G0PSE or
            by E-mail. G0PSE's address is: Tom Taylor, 19 Derwent Grove,
            Taunton, Somerset TA1 2NJ, England. E-mail requests for Bureau
            QSL go to:             
g0pse@qsl.net
            The on-line log will be updated to include the new QSOs AFTER
            the DXpedition members return home - so don't check to see if
            you are in the log until a further announcement is made that
            the log has been brought up-to-date. Web page is at:
                              
http://www.qsl.net/gb0sm

   EU-170.   Lada, OK1LO, will be active as 9A5LO/p from Pasman Island
             (CIA-34, CI-085 and MIA MC-291), now through August 15th.
             Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign,
             direct or by the bureau.

   NA-046.  Adam, K2ARB, will be active as K2ARB/1 from Martha's Vineyard
            (USI MA-005S), now through August 30th. Activity will be on
            CW on 80/40/30/20/17 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct
            or by the bureau.

   NA-052.  Karl/N1DL and Joe/KK9TT (signing K5MI) will be active from
            Marco Island (USI FL-025S, Collier County, Florida) through
            December 31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, CW, SSB, PSK
            and possibly RTTY. QSL for both callsigns via N1DL  direct.

   NA-092.  Phil, AD5X, will be active as AD5X/p from Mustang Island (USI
            TX-011S, Nueces County, Texas), August 13-16th. His activity
            will mostly be on 40/30/20 meters CW, with some SSB on 17
            meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

   NA-111.  Ross, K3HR, will be active as K3HR/2 from Long Beach Island
            until Sep 6. QSL via the bureau.

   NA-112.  Steve, W3HF, will be active as W3HF/4 from Bogue Banks now
            through August 13th. Activity will be QRP on 40-10 meters,
            mostly on PSK or SSB. QSL via the bureau.

   OC-NEW.  Members of "Team YE1P" will be going to Karimata Island and be
            active as YE7P between September 1-5th. The team consists of:
            YB5QZ, YB5NOF, YB2MTA, YB0A, YB0DPO, YB0ECT, YB0JS, YB0KLI and
            YB1TC (Team Leader and QSL Manager). It is requested that all
            EU chasers please send donations and QSL requests to IZ8CCW.
            For Japan please send to JN6RZM, and for NA & SA please send
            donations and QSL requests to Al-K6SIX. For more information and
            the online log, please visit the Web page at:
                         
http://www.orari.web.set

   SA-069.  (Cancelled) Members of the "Atacama Desert DX Group" have
            postponed their 3G1M operation from Santa Maria Island
            until October.

J7, DOMINICA. Mike, WA2VQW, informed OPDX that "While it is really too
early to be making a full, detailed announcement of our future return-trip
to Dominica, we are so excited about going BACK to J7 that we thought that
we would give everyone a 'heads-up'. The RZS Amateur Radio Club had such
a wonderful time last March (2005) in Dominica, that we have made plans
to return and reserved several cottages at Sea Cliffs for the March 2006
WPX. Last March we made 75 people very happy on 160 meters and several
hundred on 80 meters. Our total QSO number exceeded 6500 for all HF bands,
all with wire antennas that 'came out' of a suitcase! We will give full
details on our upcoming trip next February."

JW, SVALBARD. Operators Mathias/JW5NM, Ragnar/JW7FD and Peter/JW7QIA will
be active as JW5E during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as
a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JW5NM: Box 498, 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway.
PLEASE NOTE: Postage to Norway-USA = 1.70 USD and Norway-Europe = 1.5 Euro

JW, SVALBARD. Howard, G6LVB, will be travelling to Svalbard in the next
few weeks (current plans, August 26-28th) to do some minor upgrades to a
satellite station at:              
http://www.svalsat.com
He is intending to take some LEO satellite gear with him, so if you'd like
to add JW to your DXCC list let him know at:   
howard@howardlong.com
Howard states,"Despite its northerly location, it has coverage to Canada
and the North Eastern U.S. as well as Japan. I will definitely be active
on AO-51, SO-50, AO-27, PO-28 (let's hope) and if I have room for SSB
equipment I will operate FO-29, VO-52 and possibly AO-7. The ISS never
travels far enough North for me to take a shot at it. There are no plans
to take any HF gear, whatever that is ;-)."

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITIES.......................
  Jerome, F5ASD, will be active several hours a day from now through
  August 15th, from the Cap Frehel Lighthouse (DPLF PB-087 and ARLHS
  FRA-085). QSL via the bureau or direct (QRZ.com).

  Look for special event station, IY6GM, to be active from Monte Cappuccini
  - Ancona (WAIL MA-003 and ARLHS ITA-104), August 12-14th. Activity will
  be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. The activity will celebrate the 101st
  anniversary of the experiments carried out by Guglielmo Marconi from
  this place. QSL via IZ6CRK, direct (c/o Sezione ARI di Ancona, P.O.
  Box 122, 60100 Ancona - AN, Italy) or bureau.

  Look for IR7LH/p to be activated from Isola Traversa (EU-091, BR-001,
  MI-137, WAIL PU-028, ARLHS ITA-175 and WLOTA L-0005) during the
  International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend.

  Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active as IF9ZWA/p from Punta Libeccio Lighthouse
  on Marettimo Island (ARLHS: ITA133, EU-054, MI-056, TP010, SI025 and
  WLOTA 1215) during the International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend
  (August 20-21st). Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters SSB only.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Marcus, DL1EKC, will be active as LX/DL1EKC/P from August
10-26th. Operation is planned on the classic bands from 80-10 meters.
Marcus will enter the WAEDC as a Single-Op/Low-Power station. There might
be some 6 meters activity after the contest.

MICROLITE BALTIC TOUR (2005). Vincenzo, IZ0FKE, informs OPDX that it is
getting too hot in Italy during the summertime, and it is time take a break
(holiday) and maybe cool off in Scandinavia. He plans to activate a couple
of islands and rent cottages very close to the Baltic Sea (just meters of
coaxial from the radio to the antennas). This will be a microlite setup
(Yaesu FT-857 and wires antennas). His current schedule is as follows:
  August 8-13th  - Active as OH1/IZ0FKE from Parainen-Pargas Island (Turku
                   Group), IOTA EU-096 (Number 4 on the Top 10 Most Wanted
                   European Islands).
  August 13-20th - Active as OH0/IZ0FKE from Aland Islands (Aland Main
                   Island), IOTA EU-002.
Acivity will be on HF SSB and 6 meters with "Live Media Coverage by MMS
Pictures 1,2 Megapix." Visit his interesting Web page for more details
and maps and photos at:           
http://www.iz0fke.com
His operations are supported by some DX Clubs in Italy:
     Strange Radio Team,
http://www.strangeradioteam.com
     ARI Frascati Crazy Demon DX Group, http://www.arifrascati.it
Also, Scandinavia support: Alandia Contest Team, OH0AZ; Mr. Peter OH0JFB;
      TURKU Contest Club, OH1AA; and Mr. Markus. OH1MN.
Chief Operations Supporter and QSL Manager is Alberto, IZ0FMA. QSL via
the Italian Bureau or direct. His Web page is:
http://www.iz0fma.info

NCDXF ELECTION (Press Release by: Al Burnham, K6RIM, NCDXF VP). At its
Board of Directors meeting on August 5, 2005, in Corte Madera, CA, the
Northern California DX Foundation re-elected the following officers and
directors:
   President               Len Geraldi             K6ANP
   Vice President          Al Burnham              K6RIM
   Secretary               Tom McShane             NW6P
   Treasurer               Bruce Butler            W6OSP
   Director                Rusty Epps              W6OAT
   Director                Dave Pugatch            KI6WF
   Director                Chuck Ternes            N6OJ
   Director                Glenn Vinson            W6OTC
   Director                Steve Merchant          K6AW
   Director                Ken Anderson            K6TA
   Director                Tim Totten              N4GN

Information pertaining to the Northern California DX Foundation is
available at:                   
http://www.ncdxf.org

P4, ARUBA. By the time you read this, operators Gerard/KE9I (P40QX),
Eric/K9GY (P40GY), Mike/AJ9C (P40C), Nancy/KB9NSC, and Phil/N9LAH
(P4/N4LAH) should be active until August 20th. They will be active
in the WAE CW Contest (possibly as P40QX in remembrance of Leo/N9QX
who passed away this year [father of KE9I]).

P5, NORTH KOREA. The following was sent out early in the week by Mike,
NA5U, on August 2nd.

  The Lone Star DX Association in conjunction with Dr. David Borenstein
  announces the following:

  Dr. David Borenstein, KA2HTV, will be traveling to Pyongyang, Democratic
  People's Republic of Korea, "North Korea" during the month of August. He
  has received written permission from the "North Korean" government to
  operate as P5/KA2HTV during his stay. While radio operating is not the
  primary reason for his visit, Dr. Borenstein hopes to be able to operate
  1-2 hours a day and will stay an additional three days devoted entirely
  to radio operation. For security reasons, he will only operate SSB and
  primarily 20 meters. Dr. Borenstein will arrive on August 9th and depart
  on the 23rd. QSL requests should be sent to KK5DO. Operation from P5 is
  at the pleasure of the host country, so the DX community should keep their
  collective fingers crossed that all goes well.

  The ARRL has reviewed the Dr. Borenstein's plan, and if and when P5/KA2HTV
  occurs, it will likely count.

  Dr. Borenstein notes that while his operating time will be limited, the
  success of this operation will lead to further P5 operations in the
  near future. Much of the equipment being taken will remain there, pre-
  positioned for subsequent operations.

  The Lone Star DX Association (LSDXA) is the sponsoring DX organization
  for this operation. For information about the LSDXA, visit the Web page
  at:             
http://www.dxer.org/lsdxa/index.html.

  ADDED NOTES: Bruce, KK5DO, reports (via his Web page) that Dave, KA2HTV,
  will operate as P5/KA2HTV from North Korea on August 9-23rd. Online logs
  will not be avialable during the operation, as  Dave uses paper logs and
  the data will have to  be entered into a computer when he gets back. QSL
  via KK5DO: Bruce Paige, P.O. Box 310,  Alief, TX 77411-0310, USA. "Please
  limit your contacts to one", Bruce says. "Many hams were not able to work
  Ed, P5/4L4FN. Please allow those that did not get P5 before a chance to
  work P5 now. If you are in the P5/4L4FN log, do not send for a QSL card
  from this operation". The KK5DO Web page is:
                     
http://www.amsatnet.com/p5a.html
  As this bulletin was being written/prepared, word was released on Friday,
  August 5th, that Dave was now enroute to North Korea. Reports from Dave's
  neighbor is that he left for China Friday morning at 5:00 AM where he
  will spend 5 days before taking the next leg to North Korea. Once Dave
  enters North Korea, he will no longer have internet or cellphone usage.
  He will be able to operate from 1 hour before sunset until 1 hour after
  sunrise. Remember that the last 3 days of the trip are extra days that
  Dave will use for as much operating as possible.

PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Here is an early announcement! Look for Jeff,
K8ND, to be active as PJ2T from from Signal Point, Curacao, during the
CQ WW 160 CW Contest (January 28-29th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via N9AG or LoTW. Visit the Caribbean Contesting Consortium at:
                       
http://www.pj2t.org

PJ2,NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Operators Jonathan/K9JS, Ian/K5ZM, Lewis/WW4LL
and Darrell/K9MUG will be active as PJ2B during the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY
Contest (September 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Look for the operators
to be active before the contest on 160-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY, September
20-23rd.

QRP MOUNTAIN DXPEDITION.  Alain, F6ENO, will be active portable and QRP
from the Condamine Summit in the French Alps, August 15th or 16th, weather
permitting. Activity is scheduled to start around 1200z until his power
cells run out of power. He will be QRP on 40 meters using a HM 2 watts
CW transceiver powered by a pack of two 2Ah cells, and a 2X10 meters dipole
at 1.5 meters above ground (but at more than 3000 meters ASL). He is limited
to 15Kg of gear that he can carry in his rucksack which is prepared for a
two day journey (included food, tent and pegs, ice axe, cords, snap hooks
etc....). The second rucksack, which is his wife Odile's, is devoted to
photography gear. The callsign to be used is the French CW Society (the
Union Francaise des Telegraphistes'): F8UFT/p. All QSOs will be confirmed
with a special QSL. QSL via F6ICG.

QSL INFO AND NEWS............................
  Oscar, EA4TD, reports that the first batch of QSOs logged by the 3V8SM
  Spanish team is now available online at:
http://www.ea4td.com/logs.php
  The QSOs are valid for the Mediterranean Islands Award, MT-013. Also,
  the 3V8SM Spanish Team (active between July 26th and August 1st) want to
  remind everyone that the QSL Manager for this period is EC4DX. QSL by
  the URE Spanish Bureau or direct to: Javier Prados, C/. Las Flores,9-1ªA,
  Cp. 28.340 Valdemoro - Madrid, Spain. They have recently noticed that
  some radio forums and cluters are listing others managers. Save your
  money and use the right QSL Manager.

  The TM380 QSL cards for the first A380 aircraft take off celebration
  have been received over the past weekend from the printer. The first
  batch for direct QSL will be answered very quickly. Bureau cards will
  be answered just after. QSL TM380 via F5GNY: Michel Valette,
  1 rue des Mimosas, F-31850 Beaupuy, France.

  Reports indicate that the CY0AA Sable Island logs (good through August
  4th) are now online at:       
http://www.wb8xx.com/sable/log.htm

  Spencer, W6SZG, informed OPDX that he received a nice reply to an E-mail
  inquiry about the QSL status for the brief Clipperton Island, FO0/F8UFT,
  operation in March 2005. Maurice, F5NQL, told him the cards are being
  printed, and all QSLs will be answered shortly.

  Effective August 1, 2005, Laurent, W0MM, is the QSL Manager for OH0Z.
  QSL is "OK" direct or via the bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW
  later in the year. QSL cards are being designed and should be ready
  within a month.

SPECIAL EVENT. The Parry Sound Amateur Radio Club will operate special
event station, VE3CGPS, on August 20th, from 1400z to 2100z from the
Canadian Coast Guard Base located in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. Activity
is to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Base. The station will also
operate at unscheduled times between August 21-25th.

SPECIAL EVENT. The special callsign TM2QP will be aired to commemorate
20 years of ATV DXpeditions led yearly by F2QP at the pass of Pailheres,
in the Pyrenean mountains, (2000m ASL, WWL: JN02XR), between the Ariege
and Aude Departments. There will be two activities conducted for this
commemoration.
  August 11-15th - The ATV team of Toulouse (F2QP, F5AXPs and possibly
                   others), will be active on both 438 MHz and 1.2 GHZ.
  August 10th (1600z) through 14th (1100z) - HF activity will be conducted
                   by the F5KSE ARS (ops F6EPH, F4DTY, F6IHY and F4DQG) on
                   80-10 meters SSB.
QSL both activities via F5GNY, by the bureau or direct (w/SASE + postage
or IRC) to: Michel Valette, 1 Rue des mimosas, F31850  BEAUPUY, France.
PLEASE NOTE: Qne U.S. dollar is not enough to cover the return of a card
from France to outside of Europe and Africa.

SV5, DODECANESE. Hubert, DK9NCX, will be active as either SV5/DK9NCX or
J45R from the Island of Rhodes (IOTA EU-001, MIA MGD-028), now through
August 20th. Look for activity on 160-10 meters, with an emphasis on the
lower bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

SV5, DODECANESE. Giannis, SV5FRI, will be active from Symi Island (MIA
MGD-030), August 15-24th. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15 meters. QSL
via address on QRZ.com.

V73, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Jeff, KA1GJ (aka V73GJ), informs OPDX that he will
be leaving the Marshall Islands after "four great years of DX."  Jeff
also mentions that all QSL requests should now go to his new mailing
address:  Jeffrey Parker, 19 Old Forge Lane, Sudbury, MA  01776, USA.

VP9, BERMUDA. Frank, K3TRM, will be active as K3TRM/VP9 while on vacation
from August 20-28th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the WARC
bands using SSB, RTTY, and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the bureau. Additional information is available on his Web site at:
                           
http://www.k3trm.com/

VP9, BERMUDA. Kyle, WA4PGM, will be active as VP9/WA4PGM from September
9-13th. His activity will include entries in the WAE SSB, ARRL VHF and
NA SPRINT CW contests. Outside of the contests, look for him on 160-6
meters CW/SSB. QSL direct with return postage to his PO Box address only:
Kyle Chavis, POB 127, Farmville, VA 23901. His Web page is:
                       
http://www.wa4pgm.us

VP9, BERMUDA. Operators Al/K7AR, Robert/W7YAQ, Scot/K9JY and Will/N7OU
will be active as VP9/K7AR, from VP9GE's QTH, during the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY
Contest (September 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry.  By ops: K7AR, W7YAQ,
K9JY, N7OU.

VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS (Hamfest in Portblair!). The editor of the "Daily
DX" received a letter from Mr. S. Suri, VY2MY, Chairman of the National
Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), informing him of a possible hamfest
in Portblair, Andaman Islands, during the Christmas and New Year holiday
between December 25, 2005, and January 10th, 2006 (any 3 days in between).
This will also include possible foreign amateurs radio activity from
VU4-land. The reason: It seems that the Indian Government was quite
impressed with the VU4 Dpedition and Tsunami relief operations, as well
as the operators, government and NAIR officials favorable welcome at the
USA's 2005 Dayton HamVention and the 2005 German Hamradio (Friedrichshafen).
NIAR is now conducting a dialogue with the government of India on a regular
basis. The officials are interested in knowing how many foreign Hams would
be serious in attending a Hamfest, as well as granting them special
permission to operate their amateur radio stations during Hamfest and
possibly thereafter. If interested in attending and operating, NIAR
suggests to E-mail Prof. Ram Kapse, Lieutenant Governor of Andaman &
Nicobar Islands, at Port Blair, India, via :    
lg@and.nic.in
                                               ramkapse@and.nic.in
Please send a copy to NIAR for follow-up and further action at:
                             
vu2nro@gmail.com
Bharathi, VU2RBI, also suggests to send an E-mail to the following address
for more information at:           
niarindia@hotmail.com

XQ, CHILE (COTA Op). Sergio, IZ6BRN, C.O.T.A. member, will be active as
XQ3/IQ6CC now through December 2005. Activity will be mainly on SSB
17/15/12/10 meters. QSOs are good towards the C.O.T.A. (Carabinieri
On The Air) award. QSL via IZ8DDG, by the bureau or direct to: Orlando
Balisciano, Villa Bisignano 5°Traversa, 21 80147 Napoli - Italy.

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