-- Tony, 3D2AG is QRV as 3D2AG/p until the end of January.  He is generally active
     on 20 meters using mostly CW but with some SSB as well, and on 40 and 17 meters
     using CW.                                                                QSL via FO5RK.
  -- 3D2AA, Aisea, is now at his vacation/retirement home near Suva, Fiji and is getting
     set up for both HF and 6 meters.

     Petrus, 3Y0E,е направил на 30 декември редица QSO с ZS и PY.Той не е работил в условия
     на pile-up и му е трудно, затова предприема тактика да вика CQ на 14200 kHz между 16 и
     17.30 UTC.Ще отговаря на същата честота като успее да запише call.Бъдете внимателни и
     достатъчно търпеливи ако се опитате да работите с него.Всички новини около неговата
     работа четете на http://3y0e.com/
     Hans, DL7CM will be QRV as 5H1CM from Uroa White Villa, Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032,
     from January 13 to 24.  He will be active holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
     SSB and RTTY.                                                        QSL to home call.
     Jacques, F6HMJ, will be active as 6W/F6HMJ until January 29th. Activity is usually
     on 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use an IC-706 MKIIG and HF9V.
                                                                 QSL via his home callsign.

     Special event call 9A35RKP is active until the end of 2008 in celebration of the 35th
     anniversary of the Pazin Radio Club.                                     QSL via 9A7P.

     Claus, CP4BT has been active on 30 meters around 0130 and 0300z.        QSL via EA5KB.

     Special event call DR8M is active until the end of 2008 to mark the 850th anniversary
     of the city of Munich. Информация за специалната диплома по случая вижте на:
     http://www.darc.de/distrikte/c/PDF/Diplom_Beding.htm                  QSL via bureau.

     Jim, EL2DX has been QRV on 160 meters around 2300 to 0700z.                QSL direct.

     Френския департамент "Град Париж" е бил създаден на 1 януари 1968 год.По случай 40 години
     от това събитие Операторите от Radio-Club de Paris (F6KVP) ще работят с пет специални
     инициала от 1 януари до 7 юни 2008  по следния график:
       TM8P  Jan  1-Jan 15
       TM4A  Jan 26-Feb 9
       TM1R  Feb 16-Mar 2
       TM2I  Mar 29-Apr 12
       TM7S  May 24-Jun 7
     Информация за съответната диплома може да намерите на сайта: http://arp75.free.fr/
                                                                             QSL via F6KVP.
     Yuichi, JR2KDN and Paul, F6EXV are QRV as TO5FJ.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters
     using SSB, with some CW and RTTY.                                       QSL via F6EXV.

     Jouko/OH1RX (and XYL Merja), Pertti/OH2PM (with XYL Kirsti), Veijo/OH6KN и Juha/OH8NC ще
     са QRV от Nuku Hiva,Маркизки о-ви (OC-027),с инициал FO/OH1RX от 9 до 22 януари 2008.
     Ще бъдат инсталирани 3 радиостанции за работа от 160 до 10 метра.Смятат да обърнат повече
     внимание на работа от 160 до 30 метра обхвати като ще използват верикални антени за
     предаване и beverages за слушане + 3 четири елементни ягита за горните обхвати.
     Ориентировъчните работни честоти: 1822, 3502, 3523, 7008, 7023, 10108, 14008,
     14023, 18068, 21008, 21023, 24898 и 28008 kHz (CW);
     1845, 3790, 7050, 19195, 18145, 21295, 24945 и 28495 kHz (SSB);
     14080, 21080 и 28070 kHz (RTTY).                                        QSL via OH2PM.

     Peter, DL9DAK, is expected to activate Ecuador (HC) and the Galapagos Islands (HC8)
     during the first half of January. His planned schedule is as follows:
                         January 2-9th   - Active as DL9DAK/HC1 from Quito, Ecuador
                         January 11-14th - Active as DL9DAK/HC2 from Guayaquil, Ecuador
                         January 15-18th - Active as DL9DAK/HC8 from the Galapagos Islands
                         January 19-21st - Active as DL9DAK/HC2 from Guayaquil, Ecuador
     Activity will mainly be on 20/17 meters (with some 40 meters) only on the digital modes
    (RTTY, PSK31/63, MFSK, Feldhell and Olivia500/1000) using only vertical dipoles and
     50 watts. Look for him to be active as DL9DAK/HC1 during the "ARRL RTTY Round-Up"
     Contest (January 6-7th). QSL via his home callsign. For more information, please visit
     the Web page at:  http://www.dl9dak.de

    Simone, IZ5JNQ, HI/IZ5JNQ ще е QRV от Санто Доминго,Доминиканска република,до 26 януари.
    Ще работи на SSB и цифрови видове работа на 10, 15 и 20 м.           QSL via home call.

    Chae, HL5YI/4 will be QRV from Sorok Island, IOTA AS-060, from January 18 to 21.
    Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.   QSL to home call.

    Simon, G6JFY is QRV as HS0ZIB from Phuket Island, IOTA AS-053.Activity is on the HF bands.
                                                              QSL via operator's instructions.
     Специалнатa станция II4TRI щe e QRV на всички обхвати и всички видове излъчвания
     до 20 януари послучай 211 години на първия италиански трикольор.        QSL via IK4SWX.

     F4AJQ (team leader), F5JSD, F5VHQ, F5TVG, F5PED, F8BUI, F8BJI, F8PDR, F8IXZ, F2JD, F2VX,
     F9IE, FM5CD, N2WB, N6OX and OE8KDK will be the OPs of an activity from Bubaque Island
     (AF-020,WLOTA 1145) in Guinea-Bissau from Jan 12-21. Their callsign will be J5C in
     SSB/CW/digital/SSTV/FM on 160-10m focusing on the lowbands. They plan to run five
     stations simul - taneously with verticals for 80/160m, Spiderbeams, dipoles, IC-7000,
     FT-480, TS-857 and four power amplifiers.
     The QSL manager is F5TVG, who confirms QSLs direct and via bureau.
     The DXpedition is dedicated to Gilles Simeon,F5PVP, former president of the F6KOP
     radioclub, who passed away in Sep 2007. The pilot stations F4TTR and F5AGB can be
     contacted via e-mail to: Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите.
     All information can be found online at: http://www.j5c.eu
     Following operating frequencies were announced (in MHz):
      Band     SSB      CW   RTTY      PSK
       10m  28.480  28.024  28.082  28.122
       12m  24.960  24.892  24.922  24.920
       15m  21.270  21.024  21.082  21.072
       17m  18.140  18.071  18.102  18.100
       20m  14.265  14.024  14.082  14.072
       30m          10.115  10.140  10.140
       40m   7.075   7.020   7.038   7.035
       80m   3.785   3.524   3.582   3.570
      160m   1.850   1.832*  (*For EU/NA/SA; 1.830 MHz for AS/OC)

     Peter, G3XJE is QRV as J8ARF until January 15. Activity is mostly on 20 meters during
     his spare time.                                                      QSL to home call.

     Helmuth, W6KDX, current radio operator at KC4AAA from Amundsen-Scott South Pole
     Antarctica Base can usually be found on 20 meters SSB (watch around 14177 or 14200 kHz)
     between 1700-0400z. Scotty, WK3N, recently talked to Helmuth and was told that
     Larry, K1IED, is the QSL route. He was also told that Larry has not answered cards
     currently, as many of the logs remained at the South Pole. Helmuth intends to gather up
     all logs he can find and have them sent to K1IED. Helmut says he likes to chat rather
     than run pile-ups. He also stated that some have received cards by using the direct mail
     route to the KC4AAA station.
     Les, GM3ITN, has put together a very nice "Antarctica QSL Gallery". Maybe you worked some
     of these stations. Take a look! You can visit the Web page at:
     The La Salle Radio Club has received a license to operate from the "Spanish Antarctic
     Base Juan Carlos 1" as ED3RKL. The Spanish scientific expedition will stay there
     until January 17th. Activity will be limited to operator's spare time.
     Ludwig, ZS6WLC, is expected to be active as ZS7BYRD from the SANAE IV Antarctic Base
     between now and February. Activity will be on 20 meters using CW, SSB and AM.
                                                             QSL via operator's instructions.
    JI5USJ and JI5RPT will be QRV from the Mariana Islands as KH0/JI5USJ and AH0V until
    January 14, 2008. Activity is expected on 6 through 80 meters, including the 60 meter
    band. They will be on CW and SSB. JI5RPT has a Web Blog at
                                             QSL KH0/JI5USJ via JI5USJ and AH0V via JI5RPT.
     Оператoрите на Balkan Contest Club от 1 януари до 31 март ще работят с инициал
     LZ130LO , послучай 130 години от края на руско-турската война, довела Освобождение
     на Българите от робство и създаване на Княжество България.
     По този случай е учредена диплома - условията вижте в qrz.com (LZ130LO).
                                                                            QSL via LZ1KZA.

     До 31 януари и от 1 до 15 май 2008 година, ще работи радиостанция със специален инициал
     R245GS послучай 245 години от създаването на Генерален щаб на Въоръжените сили на
     Руската федерация.                                                      QSL via RL3AB.
T32  EAST KIRIBATI    La Marr, T32Z is QRV until January 23.                  QSL via K3PD.
     Station V55SRT is QRV until September 2008.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB,
     RTTY and PSK.                                                          QSL via IZ8EDJ.

     Special event station  VI2BMARC5O will be active on 18-28 January to celebrate
     the 50th anniversary of the Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club  VK2HZ,
     http://www.bmarc.org/ .                                                QSL via bureau.

     Andrea, IK1PMR (VK7AAP), и Claudia, IZ1GLO/K2LEO (VK7CLA),през целия януари ще пътешестват
     из Австралия и Нова Зеландия.Ето и ориентировъчния график за тяхната работа :
                 - 6 януари  VK7AAP/4 и VK7CLA/4    о-в Bribie (OC-001)
                7-13 януари  ZL/IK1PMR и ZL/IZ1GLO  Оклънд, Нова Зеландия (OC-036)
               14-16 януари  ZL/IK1PMR и ZL/IZ1GLO  о-в Waiheke (OC-201)
               17-20 януари  VK7AAP/3 и VK7CLA/3    Австралия
               21-31 януари  VK7AAP и VK7CLA        Тасмания (OC-006)
           1 февруари - ???  VK7AAP/3 и VK7CLA/3    Австралия

     Salvatore,YA/IZ1BWB, is positioned in Kabul until August 2008. He is regularly working
     for about two hours starting around 0830 UTC. His equipment consists of a FT-897D with
     100 watts and a folded dipole. He has been spotted in CW on 20m already.
                                                      QSLs via his homecall, also via bureau.

     Bob, I2JIN, отново ще бъде активен с инициал YS3/I2JIN от Салвадор от 13 до 27 януари.
     Той планира да работи на всички обхвати само на  CW.

     Tom,ZD7X (KC0W), intended to stay on St. Helena for several years but news spread around
     that he will go QRT already in April 2008. You can find him especially on 80m (3.502 MHz)
     and in all major contests.                             QSL via W0MM, direct or via bureau.

Island activities:
AF-014, Teneriffa, Canary Islands
      Niels,EA8/OZ7FOC, is QRV from Jan 14-26.

EU-018 Faroe Islands
      Otto,OY9R, is resident on Streymoy Island and can be found on 14260 kHz (+/-QRM) from
      time to time.                                                       QSL via OZ bureau.
NA-075  Entrance Island
     Richard, VA7MJR, will be active from Entrance Island (BC) until Jan 20th.
     Activity will be limited due to work, but look for him on 80-6 meters SSB. Other
     reference numbers are: Canadian Island Award - BC 176, Grid Square CN89cf and
     Lighthouse CAN-171.

OC-137 QLD State (S. Coast) South Group
     Tim,VK4HFO, is resident on Lamb Island.                         QSL direct via homecall.
Lighthouse activities (WLOTA/ARLHS):
HL5YI/4   LH 1252               Jan 18-21.2008
VA7MJR/p  LH-1908  CAN-171        -Jan 20.2008
EA8/ON5JV LH 1276                 -Jan 31.2008 
EA8/ON6AK LH 1276                 -Jan 31.2008   
ZF2XD     LH 1042                  -11.02.2008
5H1CM     LH 1080               Jan 13-24.2008
HQ9R      LH-1671  HON-008      Jan 26-27.2008
HR9/WQ7R  LH-1671  HON-008      Jan 26-27.2008
PW2M      LH 1335  BRA 043        Feb 1-8.2008
OY9R               FAR 029      resident
JS6RRR    LH 0249  JAP 1110     resident
3B8CF     LH 0595               resident  

 Solar physicists, who have been waiting for an appearance of a reversed-polarity sunspot,
 state that this event has taken place on January 4th. This reversed-polarity sunspot signals
 the start of a new solar cycle. However, this mark may indicate the beginning of
 "Solar Cycle 24", but does not mean we may see large increases in solar activity right away.
 "Space Weather News" states, "Solar cycles usually take a few years to build from solar
 minimum (where we are now) to Solar Max (expected in 2011 or 2012). It's a slow journey,
 but we're on our way!" For pictures of the new sunspot and updates, please visit the
 following Web page at:    http://spaceweather.com

 You may want to pick up a copy of the January/February 2008 "The DX Magazine".
The magazine has the results of the top 100 "Most Wanted Countries" for the year 2007.
The survey's breakdown and results were done by Carl Smith/N4AA (DX Mag's editor),
Roger Western/G3SXW and Tim Kirby/G4VXE. The "Top Ten" countries (entities) in the
"World-Wide" ranking mixed modes are as follows (listed with last year's results): 
2007 Rank DXCC Entity           2006 Rank
      1   North Korea      (P5)      3
      2   Yemen            (7O)      4
      3   Navassa          (KP1)     5
      4   Glorioso         (FR/G)    6
      5   Bouvet           (3Y/B)    7
      6   Marion Island    (ZS8)     9
      7   Desecheo         (KP5)     8
      8   Scarborough Reef (BS7H)    1
      9   Crozet           (FT8W)   11
     10   Heard Island     (VK0/H)  10
From the looks of the list, last year's top 5 entities have moved up two. Why?
Two major operations in 2007 have caused this change in the list. First was the Lakshadweep
(VU7) operations in late 2005 and early 2007. VU7's ranking last year was 2, but now it
is 64 (Wow! What a drop.). Then there was Scarborough Reef (BS7H) in May 2006. BS7H went
from a ranking of 1 to 8. This number is real deceiving. After further looking at the
breakdown of the regional charts, BS7H's ranking (*w/2006) are as follows: Europe Only -
28 (1), Asia Only - 39 (7) and North America - 3 (1). No charts were published in the
article for the VK/ZL, South America and Africa. North American stations may find this
interesting. Ranking by time zones: Pacific - 20 (4), Mountain - 8 (3), Central 3 (1) and
Eastern 3 (1). For more details on the results, please pick-up a copy of this super
publication. Also, Carl, N4AA, editor of "The DX Magazine" and "QRZ DX Newsletter",
will usually have a listing of the results on the following Web page at:

It is fair to say that Petrus ZS6GCM has created a great deal of excitement with his
operation as 3Y0E within a number of Amateur Radio operator circles around the world.
The 3Y0E.com website has received over 16 000 unique visitors with 50 000 page views since
December 19.
Petrus has been making remarkable progress with a great number of lucky radio hams in his
logbook and he is getting better at working pileups and numbers day by day.
Following a great number of e-mails and a lot of hard work from the support team behind
3Y0E reality hit us in the face! All the equipment that Petrus is currently using is
sponsored equipment and it will need to be returned on his return home. What will happen on
his next research trip to an extreme and rare place in the world? So as a thank you we
thought we’d start a donation fund for him, where upon his return we can set up proper
amateur radio kit for his next trip which is just around the corner, with some decent
antennas, radio and amplifier!
Bouvet Island is, of course, one of the top five most wanted DXCC’s. Without Petrus being
there, we dare say in the coming years, Bouvet could top the charts again…
This is our way to say thank you to our dear friend Petrus ZS6GCM who is making 3Y0E a reality!
If you would like to make a donation please visit the website at http://3y0e.com/ and
follow the easy steps
Rhynhardt Louw ZS6DXB
3Y0E Pilot station and Media Officer
50-MHz band in Germany now free for all Class A-licencees

Following in the switch-off of the last two German analogue TV-transmitters on VHF
channel 2, German BNetzA has now officially lifted the 200 by 200 km wide protection zones
around these transmitters.
On November 27, and on December 13 German Television "Das Erste" switched off its analogue
TV-transmitters Grunten/Allgau and Gottelborner Hohe in Saarbrucken and replaced them by
new digital DVB-T-transmitters.
This gives all German class A-licencees a free and undisturbed 6-m-band.
Gerd Latzin,DL2SB, of the DARC International Liaison Committee states that
the 70 MHz band has been assigned to amateur radio on a secondary basis in
Estonia since Dec 23. This regulation applies to the license classes A, B
and D. Foreign radio amateurs with a CEPT license may operate on 70 MHz as
well. Permitted operating modes include CW, SSB, AM, FM and MGM. The maximum
output power allowed is 100 watts for the license classes A/B and 10 watts
for class D on 70140 to 70300 kHz. The Estonian band plan can be found at:
II3NIK Special Event Station

Nike Hercules Memorial Year
The last symbol of Cold War left the launcher of an Italian Air Force base last
November 24th 2006.
The Nike Hercules missile system was a Silent Guardian of the European N.A.T.O. skies
and some Asian states for all of the second half of the last Century.
This special event station will be on the air until June, 30th 2008.
QRG: 80m/40m/30m/20mbands
Modes: SSB / CW / PSK31 mode.
All the contacts made with the II3NIK special event station will be confirmed via
bureau or via direct to the address of the manager:
IZ3JJD Andrea Zecchinato
Vicolo Gorizia 1/A
35020 Albignasego (PD) ITALY

If you send your request via direct, please follow this checklist:
1) Ensure that the QSO information on your card is clear and correct;
2) Enclose a self-addressed envelope;
3) Enclose a sufficient fund to meet postage costs by airmail or surface mail as
appropriate example: 2 USD or 1 Euro, please no expired IRC's! QSL received direct but
 without a self-addressed envelope or without sufficient return postage or expired IRC,
 will be confirmed via the bureau.
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See Andrea's website for more info on this subject: www.iz3jjd.eu/

Dear Radioamateur OM,
on behalf of the contest committe of HA-DX contest I would like to inform you that the next
HA-DX contest is going to be organized between 19th Jan 1200 GMT and 20th Jan 2008 1159 GMT.
We ask you to take part in the contest and propagate and popularize the contest among your
radioamateur friends.
The most important issues regarding the contest:
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 m.
Mode: CW and SSB.
Contest exchanges for non HA stations: RST + serial number from 001.
HA stations send their county abbreviations.
Cabrillo logs can be sent to Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите. as attachment
or can be uploaded on the contest home page: http://www.ha-dx.com
The e-mail address above is only for submission of Cabrillo logs, if you have any questions
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If someone cannot create a Cabrillo log he/she also can type the QSOs into a form on the
home page.
On behalf of the contest committee:
 Tibor Finta HA1AH
Tom, K8CX, noted for his great "Ham Gallery" Web site, has added a new page of interest for
DXers. He now provides 111 DX Sound Clips from DXpeditions that took place in 2007.
Visit the new page at:    http://hamgallery.com/dx2007/          All were recorded by K8CX.
 Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page
 to see more than 4900 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004, 2005, 2006) with more than 160 QSLs
- At least, one card, for each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than 400 QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 1900 QSLs)
- More than 600 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 230 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Françaises).
- More than 100 QSL for the rare French islands such as FK/C, FO/C, and FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 250 cards for the old timer with more than 110 countries before 1945.
- A card from the French Department before 1945.
- One card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is :  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome.
Please visit their site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to:
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Thirteen operators are still preparing for their large operation to this remote island which
takes place in February. The VP6DX international team consists of Dietmar/DL3DXX, Ben/DL6FBL,
 Carsten/ DL6LAU, Andy/DL8LAS, Tonno/ES5TV, Eric/K3NA, Milt/N5IA, Harry/RA3AUU, Les/SP3DOI,
 Robert/SP5XVY, Cliff/SV1JG, Andy/UA3AB and Robert/WA6CDR. All operators will fly to Mangareva
 on February 5th and board "Braveheart" (already waiting in port).
After clearing French Polynesia customs, the team will set sail to Ducie Island (as early as
February 6th, but no later than February 9th). Weather and sea conditions permitting,
the team should be at the island early Saturday morning at sunrise (but no later than the 11th).
The schedule for the beginning of the tear down will be February 27th.
They will have two operating sites with possibly 7 stations on the air. Activity will be on
160-6 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL6LAU, Direct only to:
                                  Carsten Esch, Drosselweg 3, 21376 Salzhausen, Germany.
For Bureau QSL cards, they request you use the "Online QSL Request System" found on their
Web site (See the Web site for details). They will confirm the online QSL requests for bureau
cards at the very last after the direct requests are processed (probably 8-12 month after
the expedition). PLEASE DO NOT send cards via the bureau! The team is still looking for
contributions because of the very high cost of this operation. For details on how to donate
funds, up-to-date news, profiles of the operators, and an on-line log search during the
operation, please visit the VP6DX Web page at:      http://www.vp6dx.com

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