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     Eddie,VK4AN, and his 13-year-old son Rajiv,VK4FRAJ, will activate the island Malolo-Lailai
     (OC-121) as 3D2A from May 17-31. They have 3 rigs:
     Two FT-450AT + ALS-500M PAs & FT-100 for 6m. Their announced QRGs are:
     in    CW: 2-5 kHz from the lower band edge,
     in   SSB: 3795, 7095, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24925, 28495 kHz,
     in  RTTY: 7042, 10112, 14082, 18102, 21082, 28082 kHz and
     in PSK31: 7042, 10112, 14072, 18102, 21072, 28072 kHz.
     Eddie and Rajiv will take part also in the upcoming WPX Contest.Their online log is hosted
     at http://hosenose.com/logic/logcheck/default.aspx
                                     QSLs for 3D2A should be sent direct or via bureau to VK4AN.

     Zoki,Z33F, and Momo,Z31MM, will visit the scout clubstation 3V8SS in Sousse from May 15-26.
     They want to become active in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK/SSTV on all bands (including WARC and 2m).
     Zoki,Z33F, plans to participate as single OP/single band (80m) in the WPX Contest on
     May 24/25. Momo,Z31MM, intends to take part in the EU PSK Contest (May 17/18).
                                                             The QSL route for 3V8SS is IZ8FWN.
     For updates and further details please visit their websites at:
                                   http://www.mdxc.org/3v8ss  and  http://www.z33f.blog.com.mk

    Franz, DC7NF, is now active as 5X7FN until the end of June. Activity is expected to be
    mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB. Most of his activity so far has been on 20 meters on
    various frequencies between 1700-2100z.             QSLs will go out when he returns home
    Steffen, 5Z4DX will be QRV from Shanzu Beach from May 14to June 11.Activity will be
    on all bands and modes.He also plans to possibly activate Wasini Island, IOTA AF 067,
    and Lamu Island, IOTA AF 040, on May 25 and 26.                          QSL direct.

8J  JAPAN (QRP Event)
     Look for special event stations 8J4P and 8J6P to be active until June 30th. Activity is to
     celebrate "QRP Day" (June 17th). Stations will run less than five watts output.
     Activity over the past week has been on 40/30/20 meters CW and PSK. QSL according to the
     operator's instructions.

    Rich,WA3FPK, will stay in Ruanda for three weeks starting on May 15. He is already holding
    the 9X0A license in his hands. During his little spare time you will find him working
    mainly in SSB on 20m - especially during the third week.        His QSL manager is KA1CRP.

    Alex, A45WD has been active on 30 meters using CW and PSK31 at various times throughout
    the day.                                                                    QSL via YO9HP.

    Look for special event stations BT1OB, BT1OJ, BT1OH, BT1OY and BT1ON to be QRV from
    May 18 to September 17 in celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.The last letter of
    each callsign corresponds to the color in Chinese of each of the rings of the Olympic flag.
                                                                               QSL via BA4EG.

C9  MOZAMBIQUE   -   Rodrigo, C91R is QRV until August 1.                      QSL via CT1BXT.

    Dieter (DK5PZ), Volker (DL1WH), Peter (DL2RPS) и Rene (DL7WR) будут работать из радиоклуба
    Совета Европы  TP2CE  16-18 мая.
    В основном они будут активны на НЧ диапазонах CW, SSB и цифровыми видами.   QSL via F5LGF.

    Harry, AC8G will be QRV as FJ/homecall from May 22 to 27.Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters
    using SSB during his morning hours.                                       QSL to home call.
    Geoff, G4ICD is QRV as GJ4ICD for about 10 days.Activity is on the HF bands with a focus
    on 6 meters.  He has a 6 meter beacon on 50140 kHz.                       QSL to home call.

    Special event station 8J50JARL is QRV until May 25 in celebration of the 50th JARL
    annual meeting in Kochi.  Activity is on all bands using CW, SSB, FM and AM. 
                                                                              QSL via bureau.
     Masa, JA6GXK is QRV as JD1BMM on Marcus Island until May 22.Activity is on 80 to 6 meters.
                                                                              QSL via bureau.
JW   SVALBARD  Juergen, DJ3KR will be QRV as JW/DJ3KR from May 20 to 26.      QSL to home call.

    LZ08KM will be QRV during the whole May celebrating the St.Kiril and Methodius Day (May 24).
    Kiril and Methodius are considered the inventors of the cyrillic alphabet and May 24th is
    an important holiday in Bulgaria. QSLs via LZ1PJ, direct, via bureau or LoTW.
                                       QSLs requests via e-mail are possible via 

    Members of the Radio Club Dobruska are QRV as OL1908D until May 31 in celebration of the
    100th anniversary of the railway system to the City of Dobruska.Activity is on all bands
    and modes, including V/UHF.                                              QSL via OK1KT.

    Special callsign PA143ITU will be aired on 15-30 May celebrating the 143th anniversary of 
    ITU and  the World  Telecommunication Day  (17 May). Expect activity on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15,
    12 and 10 metres CW and SSB, with some RTTY. PA143ITU will also participate in the
    CQ WW WPX CW Contest.                                                      QSL via PA3CAL. 
    Duarte, CT1CPP is QRV as TT9/CT1CPP for about one year.Activity is on the HF bands.
                                                                             QSL to home call.
    Shoji, JA7HMZ will be QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, from May 19 to 24.
    Activity will be on all HF bands.                                         QSL to home call.
    Bob, K0OK will be QRV as VP5/K0OK from May 21 to 28 from Providenciales, IOTA NA-002.
    Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.During the upcoming CQ WPX CW contest,
    he will be active as VP5E.                                                QSL to home call.

   Jim, W6NRJ will be QRV as ZF2LJ from Grand Cayman, IOTA NA-016, from May 17 to 22. Activity
   is on all bands,with an emphasis on the newer bands.                       QSL to home call.
Island activities:
     The latest information says Tom,ZD7X (KC0W), will stay on St. Helena until the end of
     June (a little longer than planned). The next stop in his plans is Tristan da Cunha
     from where he plans to become active as ZD9X for four to six months.

AF-067,AF040 Hachijo Island,Lamu Island
     Steffen, 5Z4DX, will be active from Shanzu Beach between May 14th and June 11th. Activity
     will be on all bands and modes. He also plans to possibly activate Hachijo Island (AF-067 -
     May 25-26th) and Lamu Island (AF-040). QSL direct to his Iceland address at: Frank Steffen
     Gast, Eskifirdi, 735 Eskifjoedur, ICELAND.

     Lars, LA5LJA, will be active as JW5LJA and JW7FJA from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA
     LH-0125) from May 25th to June 1st. Look for activity on all HF bands, using CW, SSB and
     digital modes.                QSL both calls via LA5LJA, bureau preferred and also direct.
EU-136 Island Losinj
     Frans,ON6KN, will work in "holiday-style" signing 9A/OO6N from May 12-24.  QSL via ON6KN.
NA-036 Vancouver Isl.
     Some members are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Nanaimo ARA (VE7NA) by
     activating VE7NARA on Vancouver Island (CISA BC-001) from May 1-30.       QSL via VE7FCO.

OC-010 Pohnpei Island   
     Shoji,JA7HMZ, will show up as V63DX in all modes on all bands from  Pohnpei Island (OC-010)
     from May 19-24.                                                         QSLs via homecall.

     Masa,JA6GXK, is staying on Marcus Island (OC-073) again and can be found working as JD1BMM
     on 80-6m until May 22.                         Masa requests QSL cards via the JARL bureau.

OC-121 Malolo Lailai
     Eddie DeYoung, VK4AN, и его 13-летний сын Rajiv, VK4FRAJ, будут активны под позывным 3D2A
     с о-ва Malolo Lailai (OC-121), Фиджи, 17-31 мая, в том числе в CQ WW WPX CW Contest.
     Они планируют работать CW, SSB, RTTY и PSK31 на 160-6 м, используя два трансивера с
     усилителями на HF-диапазонах, плюс еще один на 6 м. Рабочие частоты и прочую информацию
     см. "3D2A" на  www.qrz.com
                                                           QSL via VK4AN, direct или через бюро.
     Логи будут ежедневно загружаться на адрес  http://hosenose.com/logic/logcheck/     
Special Olympic Callsigns

Starting May 18th, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Special Event Amateur Radio Stations will
begin activity. 
Five special calls, representing the five rings of the Olympic flag, will be QRV. 
The calls will be BT1OB, BT1OJ, BT1OH, BT1OY and BT1ON.The last letter of the callsign
corresponds to the color of each of the rings of the Olympic flag - Beibei (Blue),
Jingjing (Black), Huanhuan (Red), Yingying (Yellow) and Nini (Green). 
BA4EG will be the QSL manager for all stations.  QSLs can be sent either direct or via the
bureau and will begin to be answered in October. 
There will be a Website set up at www.bj2008ses.com.cn which should be up and running by
May 16th.
The website will include an on-line log search, and QSL card receive and sent status, along
with other information.  There will also be award criteria posted soon. 
Look for these five Olympic special event stations to be QRV through September 17th.
Italian Radio Amateurs gain new frequencies

425 DX News reports that Italian Amateurs can now use 7.1-7.2 MHz.
425 DX News says:
Effective 13 May 2008, Italian amateur radio operators are authorized to use 7100-7200 kHz
(for the time being on a secondary basis), using a total radiated power not exceeding 24 dbW.
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
A.R.I. HF & Award Manager
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Latest from Marion Island

We have confirmation from the authorities in charge of Marion Island that there are, in fact,
communications issues on the Island.
We did get a brief update that Petrus is very aware the world is waiting for him to be QRV,
but important matters in running the camp (he is in charge of the operation down there) are
taking up his waking hours.
Petrus is there for 11 more months and there will be plenty of time for dx-ing once these
issues are resolved.
Rhynhardt Louw ZS6DXB
ZS8T Press Officer, Logistical Support
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Sichuan Earthquake - Emergency Frequencies

Following the devastating earthquake in Sichuan a request has been made keep 14.270, 7.050 and
7.060 MHz clear for emergency traffic.
This email has been posted on the internet:
A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Sichuan, China on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 06:28:04 UTC.
Casualties and loss unknown up to now. According to Chinese Radio Sports Association, 14.270,
7.050 and 7.060 Mhz are preserved for amateur radio emergency service in the rescue.
Please spread this message as far as you can and keep the frequencies clean for emergency use.
 Thank you.
Yesterday, 05:57 PM
BG8AAS from Chengdu, Sichuan reported that local UHF repeater survived in the disaster.
It keeps functioning from the 1st minute and more than 200 local radio hams are now on that
repeater. A group of hams from Chengdu has headed for Wenchuan, the center of the quake, trying
to setup emergency communication services there.
BA8AB, also from Chengdu, Sichuan, is active on the 40m emergency frequency. Up to now,
no further information available from the center zone of the quake. There are a few radio
amatuers there, but all of the communications have been cut out, including amatuer radio.
Yesterday, 06:58 PM
According to BG8AAS, local UHF repeater in Chengdu keeps busy running after the quake.
It helps to direct social vehicles to transport the wounded from Dujiangyan, Beichuan,
and other regions. Another UHF repeater also starts its working in Mianyan, supported by
generators. However, they are going to face a shortage of gas.
Damage in Chengdu remains in the lowest level, but the situation is very very bad in
the counties around. A few towns are said to be destroyed completely. More than 7000 died in
the town of Beichuan. Casualties in several other towns are still unknown and not counted in
the published numbers.
It is a long and sad day.
Today, 08:31 AM
Your attention please! 14.270Mhz is now reserved for ARES in 5.12 earth quake in Sichuan, China.
Please help to keep this frequency clear.
A group of radio amateurs is now transmitting from Wenchuan, the center of quake.Its signal is
reported to be very weak. They tried to keep communication with BY8AA in Chengdu, seeking for
all resources needed. During a contact finished a few minutes ago, they were asking for
raincoats, water, tents, and outdoor living facilities.

Michael Chen, BD5RV/4
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Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA)
Randy Thompson, K5ZD, named Director of CQ WPX Contests

Contesting luminary Randy Thompson K5ZD,has been named Director of the CQ World Wide WPX Contests,
effective immediately.
Randy succeeds Steve Merchant K6AW, who has been WPX Contest Director since 2002 and who needed
to step aside due to business obligations.
Randy has been a contester for more than three decades and has multiple wins to his credit in
the single-op, all-band categories of both the CQ World Wide DX Contest and the CQ WPX Contest,
in both CW and SSB modes.
Randy is also a past editor of the "National Contest Journal" (a post he has held three separate
times) and a co-founder of the eHam.net website.He is a longtime member of
the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and an instructor at K3LR's Contest University.
In the past year,Randy has been working with Steve Merchant behind the scenes on the WPX contests,
so he is already familiar with the program from the administrative side.
Any questions regarding the 2008 WPX Contests (SSB weekend was held last March; CW weekend is
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We thank K6AW for his years of dedicated service to the WPX Contests and look forward to a
seamless transition to K5ZD's administration of the event

Richard Moseson, W2VU
Editor of CQ Amateur Radio

New DXpedition to Christmas Island, VK9

A major DXpedition to Christmas Island has been announced for 8 to 20 July 2008.
The team includes CT1BWW, EA3GHZ, EA5EOR and EC5BME.
Three stations will be active on 160 to6 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.
Call signs will be VK9XWW, VK9XHZ, VK9XOR and VK9XME.
More information can be found on the web at www.dxciting.com/vk9x
Antarctic HAM expedition 2009
 F5PFP with friends are preparing an Antarctic cruise expedition in 2009.The main goal of the
expedition is to operate about 5 to 7 hours per a base BUT also adventure,sailing,trekking,
photos etc. Departure 18/02/2009 from Ushuaia ; Arrival to Ushuaia 17/3/2009.
They plan is very extensive and several bases could be cancelled due to weather and sailing
conditions but each area will be visited.
ANTARCTICA (Mainland) AN-016 - Videla station, Danco coast and Almirante Brown station,
Danco coast
PALMER Archipelago AN-012 - Yelcho station, Doumer island and Port Lockroy,Wiencke island
SOUTH SHETLAND Archipelago AN-010 - Macchu Picchu station, King George island; Republica del
Ecuador refuge, King George isl; Gurruchaga refuge, Nelson isl; Maldonado station,Greenwich isl;
Juan Carlos station, Livingston isl; Station B, Deception island and Risopatron station,
Robert island
Yacht "Le Boulard" - is 14 meters long with GPS, phone sat, automatic pilot and can take away
6 passengers + 1 or 2 crew members. The french skipper Jean Monzo who lives in Ushuaia speaks
english and spanish is probably one of the most experienced sailor of the antarctic penninsula
sailing every summer season in that zone since 1992 with the same yacht.
It is possible to take part to this expedition as operator but also as tourist.
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