425 DX News issue #601

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                              425 DX News #601
                              9 November 2002
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
          (e-mail i1jqj@425dxn.org - BBS I1JQJ@I1YLM.IPIE.ITA.EU)
            Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
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Many thanks to all those who have sent their congratulations and good  wishes
to 425 DX News on the  occasion of 425DXN #600.  You are far  too many to  be
thanked individually, but rest sure we  were very pleased  to read your  kind
words of appreciation.

5B   - Alan, G3PMR reports  he will be  active again, on  a casual basis,  as
        5B/G3PMR from Cyprus(AS-004) on 19-26 November. QSL via home call.
5W   - Paul, VK3DK is active as 5W0PV from Samoa (OC-097) until 16  November.
        QSL via VK3DK (P.O. Box 1068, Croydon, Victoria 3136, Australia). [TNX
        The Daily DX]
6W   - Jean-Marc, F8IXZ will be active from Djoudj National Park in  northern
        Senegal on 14-22 December. He plans to operate either as 6W4/F8IXZ  or
        with a 6W call  on 10-40 metres  mainly CW. He  might also operate  as
        6W1/F8IXZ from Dakar. QSL via home call. [TNX F8IXZ]
6Y   - Team Vertical  will be  active again  from Jamaica  (NA-097) on  16-26
        November. Operators include  K2KW, KE7X, N6BT,  N6XG, W6FOG, W6NS  and
        W7CB; their main goal will be QRP single band entries (as 6Y0A,  6Y1A,
        6Y2A, 6Y4A, 6Y8A, and 6Y9A) in the CQ WW DX CW Contest, while  outside
        the contest they will operate as homecall/6Y5 on all bands and  modes.
        There will be a  dedicated 6m station  (W6NS/6Y5, breakable beacon  on
        50.101 MHz) and two dedicated Satellite stations (W6FOG/6Y5) on  AO-7,
        AO-27, AO-40, FO-20, FO-29, and  UO-14. QSL all  QSOs via WA4WTG  (but
        USA satellite QSOs will be sent  via AMSAT). Details on the  operation
        are available at http://www.k2kw.com [TNX K2KW]
7X   - Mirek, 9V1XE will be back to Algeria from 15 November (evening) to the
        18th (morning) and will try to operate  (on 20 metres and up, SSB  and
        CW) as 7X0DX as time permits. QSL via DL4DBR. [TNX 9V1XE]
8Q7  - Juergen, DL8LE  will  active from  the  Maldives (AS-013)  during  his
        holidays from 17 November until 3 December. He will try to operate  on
        10-80 metres mainly CW, with some  SSB, RTTY and  PSK 31 depending  on
        local conditions. The call sign is  not known yet.  QSL via home  call
        either direct or through the bureau. [TNX DL8LE]
9A   - Charlie/NF4A, Paul/N4PN and  Tom/N4XP will be  active from Croatia  on
        18-24 November. They will  operate as 9A5PC  (NF4A), 9A4PN (N4PN)  and
        9A/N4XP from the  9A1A club  station in  Jarun, near  Zagreb and  will
        participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest with the 9A1A group. [TNX  OPDX
9M6  - Look for 9M6/OK2SG, 9M6/OK2WH and 9M6/OK2PBM  to be active on all  the
        HF bands  CQ, SSB,  RTTY and  PSK31 plus  6  metres from  Sabah,  East
        Malaysia until 25 November. QSL via home calls. [TNX OK2PBM]
BY   - David, BA4DW will be active from Changxing Island (which is not listed
        in the IOTA Directory, but has  been confirmed to qualify for  AS-151)
        on 8-14 November. He will concentrate on 12, 17 and 30 metres with 100
        watts and a HB9CV. QSL via BA4DW (David Y. J. Zhou, P.O. Box  040-088,
        Shanghai, 200040, China). [TNX BA4DW]
CE   - Ferdi, XQ5SM (Chairman of  the Southern Cross  DX Group) reports  that
        the following SCDXG members will be active over the weekend during the
        Japan International DX Contest (SSB): XQ5SM and CE4USW as 3G5A  (Multi
        Single), CE3NR on 10 metres, CE4EBJ on 40 metres, CE4PBB as CE4P on 20
        metres, CE4FXY as CE4Y on 15 metres, XQ1IDM on 15 metres. QSL via home
EA8  - Frank, DH5JG will be active as EA8/DH5JG/p from Lanzarote (DIE S-007),
        Canary islands (AF-004) on 18-29 November.  He will operate mostly  CW
        with some SSB on 10-40 metres and will participate in the CQ WW DX  CW
        Contest. QSL to DH5JG via bureau. [TNX NG3K]
FK   - Jean-Louis, FK/F5NHJ is currently active from Poindimie, New Caledonia
        (OC-032). On 13  November he will  move to Ile  des Pins (OC-032)  for
        three days; a side trip to either Mare and/or Lifou (OC-033) is  being
        planned for his last week in FK. He will be returning to France on  25
        November. [TNX La Gazette du DX]
FW   - Frank, FK8HC will be on Wallis  Island (OC-054) on 12-18 November  and
        plans to operate (callsign not given)  on 40-10 metres with 100  watts
        and a vertical antenna. QSL  via VK4FW (Bill  Horner, P.O. Box  1343,,
        Maroochydore, 4558, Australia). [TNX F5NOD]
GJ   - Rich, K2WR  will  be active  as  MJ0AWR (QSL  via  K2WR)  from  Jersey
        (EU-013) on 20-25  November. He will  participate in the  CQ WW DX  CW
        Contest as GJ2A (SOAB High Power), QSL via GJ3DVC. [TNX NG3K]
HC   - A group of  13 operators  from Ecuador  will be  active on  15 and  20
        metres SSB and CW as HC4T from  Playas de Tonsupa on 16 November.  QSL
        via EA7FTR. [TNX EA7FTR]
I    - Special callsign IR7TA  will be aired  on the  HF bands  and 6  metres
        through 30 November to celebrate the  30th anniversary of ARI  Taranto
        (http://www.aritaranto.it).  QSL  via  IK7AFM  either  direct   (Rocco
        Lucatorto, P.O. Box 2001, I-74100  Taranto/1o, Italy) or,  preferably,
        through the bureau. [TNX IZ7AUH]
I    - Vincenzo, IT9NVA plans to operate from Cozzo Spadaro Lighthouse  (WAIL
        SI-012) on 12 November in the morning. [TNX IT9NVA]
J7   - George, K5KG and John, W4IX  will be active  (on 10-160 metres  mainly
        CW) as J75KG (QSL via KU9C)  and J79JRC (QSL  via W4IX) from  Dominica
        (NA-101) on 16-26  November, including an  entry in  the CQ  WW DX  CW
        Contest as J75KG. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH0  - Yoshi, JK2VOC and Taka, JF2VAX will be active (on 80-6 metres SSB  and
        CW) as KH0/JK2VOC and KH0/JF2VAX from the Mariana Islands (OC-086)  on
        22-25 November.  Look for  them to  participate in  the  CQ WW  DX  CW
        Contest as separate entrants in the SOAB category. QSL via home calls,
        either direct  or through  the  JARL bureau.  The  web pages  for  the
        operation     are      at      http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~jk2voc/      and
        http://jf2vax.cside6.com/ [TNX JF2VAX]
KH8  - Mike, KM9D/KH8 became active from Swains Island (OC-200) [425DXN  600]
        early this week. This single operator activity is expected to continue
        at least through the weekend. Mike favours CW on 10-40 metres. QSL via
        OM2SA (George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia). [TNX OM2SA]
LU   - A   group   of   operators   from   the   Bahia   Blanca   DX    Group
        (http://www.geocities.com/bbdxgroup) will be  active from Gama  Island
        (SA-022) on  6-9  December. Look  for  LW3DKC/D,  LW4DRH/D,  LW4DRV/D,
        LU8EBK/D, LU8ECF/D, LU8EBJ/D, LU8EXN/D and LU9ESD/D on all bands.  QSL
        via  LY7DSY  (Carlos   Almiron,  P.O.Box  709,   8000  Bahia   Blanca,
        Argentina). The current postage from Argentina  to the US is USD  1,25
        and to the rest of the world USD 1,40. [TNX LU8DWR]
PY0_f- Tony, PY8IT will be active as PY0FT from Fernando de Noronha  (SA-003)
        on 8-10 December. He plans to concentrate on RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL
        via JA1ELY. [TNX NG3K]
S9   - Paul, K1XM  (S9MX)  and Charlotte,  KQ1F  will operate  from  Principe
        Island (AF-044)  from  around  19  November  to  the  27th,  including
        activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. They may also be active  from
        Sao Tome (AF-023) from 28 November to 1 December. [TNX NG3K]
ST   - William, ZS5WC/ST0F is now back in Sudan until at least Christmas. His
        web site is at http://www.qsl.net/st0f/. QSL via ZS4TX. [TNX The Daily
SU   - Francisco, EA7FTR reports that Roger, G3PVU is active as SU9VU from El
        Gorah, Egypt. QSL via EA7FTR.
SV5  - Goran, SM0CMH will be active (on  40-10 metres mainly CW, possibly  on
        80 and 160 metres as well) as SV5/SM8C from the Dodecanese (EU-001) on
        16-29 November, including  and entry in  the CQ  WW DX  CW Contest  as
        J45KLN. QSLs via  SM0CMH either direct  (Goran Lundell, Algovagen  11,
        SE-133 36 Saltsjobaden, Sweden) or through the bureau. [TNX SM0CMH]
T8   - Maciek "Mark" Rozmilowski,  WQ7X will be  active as  T88SP from  Palau
        (OC-009) on 20-25 November. He plans to operate on 80-10 metres plus 6
        metres SSB and CW. QSL via  SP5DRH (Jacek Kubiak,  P.O. Box 4,  00-957
        Warsaw 36, Poland). [TNX WQ7X]
V2   - Bud, AA3B will be active (CW  only) as V26K  from Antigua (NA-100)  on
        21-24 November, CQ WW DX CW Contest included. QSl via home call.
V3   - Joe Pontek,  K8JP will  be  back to  Belize  from around  20  November
        through April 2003. He will  operate as V31JP  on 6-160 metres  mainly
        CW, with some SSB and, maybe, some RTTY as well. QSL direct to KA9WON.
        His web page  is at  http://mywebpage.netscape.com/v31jp/homepage.html
        [TNX K8JP]
VE   - Yuri, VE3DZ reports he will  be active again  as VE2IM from  Sept-Iles
        (Zone 2) on 20-25 November, CQ WW DX CW Contest included.
VP9  - Tom, W9AEB reports he will operate as VP9/W9AEB from Bermuda (NA-005)
        on 21-30 November. He plans to be active on 10-40 metres SSB and
        CW. QSL via WF9V.
W    - Look for  Ron, K0NEO/p  to operate  from Held's  Island (USI  MO-New),
        Gasconade County, Missouri on 19 November  starting around 6 UTC.  QSL
        via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
XT   - Dani, XT2ATI [425DXN  600] also  operates CW,  but please  QRS and  be
        patient with him as this is not his favourite mode. Logs are available
        at http://www.qsl.net/ea4ati/ [TNX EA4CWN and EA4YK]
ZF   - Pete, N2LM will be active (on 10-80  metres SSB and CW) as ZF2PD  from
        the Cayman Islands (NA-016) from 23 November until 1 December. QSL via
        home call, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX N2LM
ZS   - A total eclipse of the sun will be visible from the Northern and North
        Eastern regions of Limpopo Province, South Africa, on 4 December,  and
        a group of operators from ZS5 and ZS6 will air the special event  call
        ZS6SOL from  30 November  through 7  December.  QSL via  ZS5WI  either
        direct (P.O.  Box 1064,  Eshowe 3815,  South  Africa) or  through  the
        bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

WEST INDIES ---> Look  for DL1EFD to  be active from  Aruba (SA-036) and  the
Netherlands Antilles (SA-006) as follows:
   11-17 November  P4/DL1EFD
   18-22 November  PJ4/DL1EFD/p
   23-24 November  PJ4W as SOAB Low Power in the CQ WW DX CW Contest
   26-29 November  PJ2/DL1EFD/p
QSLs via DL1EFD  either direct  or through  the bureau  (e-mail requests  for
bureau cards are welcome at dl1efd@rrdxa.de). [TNX NG3K]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> The Low-Land DXpedition Team's (http://www.qsl.net/lldxt)
Caribbean tour to Dominica and  Montserrat ended on  2 November, after  16539
QSOs (plus the loss of one amplifier and several blackout hours) from J7  and
31886 QSOs from VP2M, including some  7700 contacts during the  CQ WW DX  SSB
Contest. Complete on-line logs are available on the web site above.

GALAPAGOS ---> A  DXpedition rental  QTH is  now available  in the  Galapagos
Islands at the hotel "Hogar de Don  Guido", owned and operated by the  family
of Guido Rosillo, HC8GR in the  seaside town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno  (San
Cristobal  Island).  Reservations  are  being  handled  by  Trey,  N5KO.  See
http://www.donguido.com/ for additional details.

PARIS-DAKAR  --->  "La  Gazette  du  DX"  reports  that  Jean-Gabriel,  F5PNI
(f5pni@wanadoo.fr) and  Marko, S52SK  (s52sk@yahoo.com) will  compete in  the
25th Paris-Dakar rally and are looking for a third radioamateur to join them.
Amateur radio activity is expected to  take place from the various  countries
involved in the rally. Further information at

QSL 8A3M ---> Antonio, IZ8CCW reports that the first batch of 500 direct  QSL
cards for 8A3M (Masalembu Island, OC-250) was mailed on 5 November. The  rest
will follow within the end of the month.

QSL EU-165 ---> Roberto, IS0JMA and Alberto, IK4HPU operated as  IS0/homecall
from  Isola  del  Fico  (EU-165,  IIA  SS-103)  on  18  August  (pictures  at
http://www.ariolbia.cjb.net). They  report that  all of  the direct  requests
have been replied to,  remaining QSOs have  been confirmed automatically  via

QSL HK3JJH ---> Carl, N4AA is receiving cards for Pedro's IOTA operations  in
2002 from  SA-040,  SA-078 and  SA-093.  Please note  that  cards  for  these
activities should be  sent direct only  to HK3JJH himself  (Pedro J.  Allina,
P.O. Box 81119, Bogota, Colombia). [TNX HK3JJH]

QSL PW6AI ---> Lunkes,  PT2HF, President of  the Brazilian DXpedition  Group,
reports that the  QSL cards for  the February PW6AI  operation from  Abrolhos
Archipelago (SA-019) are being sent out right now. The QSL manager is  PT2GTI
(Roberto F. Stuckert,  QI 07, Conj.  12, Casa  14, 71515-120  Brasilia -  DF,

QSL TO5A ---> Jack, F6BUM  operated as TO5A  in July 1996,  but the call  has
been reissued. Please note that cards for the recent TO5A activity should  be
routed through F5VHJ.

QSL UU5YL ---> Effective 1 November 2002, KI6T will handle North American QSL
cards for Olga,  UU5YL. Gary can  probably help if  you have any  outstanding
QSLs prior to November. [TNX KI6T]

QSL VY1JA --->  Joe, JJ1BDX/3 reports  that QSLs for  VY1JA from JA  stations
should be routed to JA3JM either direct (Akio Shimizu, P.O. Box 76 Fujiidera,
Osaka 583-8691, Japan) or through the JARL bureau (e-mail requests for bureau
cards are welcome  at ActiveHams@aol.com).  Akio also  handles the  following
callsigns: VC1JA, VG1JA,  VY1A, VY1RAC, VY3JA,  VY5JA, VY5OJA, VY7JA,  CG1JA,

QSL ZK1MA ---> Please note that, as repeatedly mentioned in 425 DX News,  the
QSL route for all QSOs with ZK1MA is  via W7TSQ. Tuatai, ZK1MA does not  have
the cards  and he  is starting  to get  some direct  QSLs he  has no  way  of

QSL VIA DJ0LZ ---> DJ0LZ is the QSL manager for Z36A, Z34M, Z31GX and  Z31PK.
He also handles  cards for Z31VP,  Z31RB, Z31VJ  and EK6LF  (from 1991).  QSL
direct only to Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany.  [TNX

QSL VIA UA1RJ ---> Yuri reports that all  of the direct cards for R16S,  R17O
and RK21Z (activities by Radio Club Vologda) have been mailed.

QSL VIA VK4AAR  ---> Alan reports  he is now  the QSL manager  for VK8XC  and
VK8DP. QSL  direct  only  to  Alan  Roocroft,  P.O.  Box  421,  Gatton  4343,

V63RE & V63WN  ---> Nando, IT9YRE  (V63RE) and Claudio,  I1SNW (V63WN) logged
some 1600 QSOs from Nomwin Island (OC-253)  and some 3000 QSOs from Ta Island
(OC-254) during their recent trip to  Micronesia. Due to circumstances beyond
their control, the operation from Nomwin  had to close down much earlier than
planned and they apologize to those island  chasers who were not able to work
them. The activity from Ta risked being cancelled due to other local problems
that were eventually  sorted out  overrunning the  budget by  a few thousands
dollars. Donations to offset the high  cost will be gratefully accepted along
with your QSL cards, which should  be sent (for either  V63WN and V63RE, from
either OC-253 and OC-254)  to IT9YRE:  Ferdinando Rubino,  P.O.Box 30,  96012
Avola - SR, Italy. [TNX I1SNW & IT9YRE]

+ SILENT KEY + The Daily DX reports the tragic death of 66-year-old Ronald S.
Ford, G3NKO (C56RF), whose body "was  discovered in a shallow grave near  the
Senegal-Gambia border" a couple of weeks ago. "Police have arrested four  men
in connection  of the  murder.  Initial reports  state  that Ford  was  shot,
possibly during a robbery".

+ SILENT  KEY +  We are  sad to  report the  news of  the sudden  passing  of
54-year-old Daniel  K. Robbins,  KL7Y, who  was killed  on  31 October  in  a
motorcycle accident in Hawaii. Dan, "Alaska's amateur radio ambassador to the
world" (WA2GO), had  operated the CQ  WW SSB DX  Contest from  KH7R. His  QSL
manager, Ken/W8LU has Dan's complete log back through 1994 and will  continue
to respond to requests for confirmation of QSOs with him. [TNX WL7E and W8LU]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

ANTARCTIC QSLS: A nice Antarctic QSL Gallery can be found on the web site  of
                 the    French    bulletin     "Les    Nouvelles    DX"     at
                 http://lesnouvellesdx.free.fr/ [TNX F5NOD]
247 DX GROUP:   The 247 DX group and  Chuck Degard, K7PT  have new web  pages
                 dedicated to amateur radio. The URLs are
CQWW SSB:       Pascual, EA5EYJ  reports  that  a  list  of  QSL  routes  for
                 stations active during the CQ WW  DX SSB Contest 2002 is  now
                 available at http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj
CY0MM:          The web page for the forthcoming  DXpedition to Sable  Island
                 is at http://dx.fireroute.com/cy0mm (it will be updated on  a
                 daily basis, on-line logs included).
GACW CONTEST:   The reults of the first edition of the GACW (Grupo  Argentino
                 de CW) Contest  are available  at http://gacw.no-ip.org  [TNX
LOGS:           On-line logs for the current 3XY7C operation from Guinea
                 [425DXN 577] are at http://www.qsl.net/dl7df/
LOGS:           Logs for  the  recent C98RF  and  C98DC  operations  are  now
                 available at http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/Log_C9.html

QSLs received direct: 3B8/S51OI, 3B9FR, 3V8KO  (AF-092), 3XA8DX, 4K5D,  4K9W,
4L1FX, 4S7BRG,  4U1ITU,  5B4/DL1CW,  5B4AHA,  5B4KH,  5C2MI  (AF-065),  5C8A,
5N6EAM, 5T5U,  5W0DL,  5W0TR, 5X1T,  6J1L,  6J1YYD, 6Y5WJ,  7O/OH2YY,  7Q7DX,
9A2YM, 9L1BTB, 9U0X, A25/DJ6SI, A71MA, AH8A,  AP2IA, BA7JA/7 (AS-094),  BQ9P,
GB50, HR1/W4CK, HR1RTF, IS0/IS0JMA (EU-166; IIA  SS-103), J3A, J75KG,  JA6DJD
(AS-023), JW5NM,  JX7DFA,  JY9QJ, K1B,  KH7X,  LX1KC,  N6XIV/KH9,  OA7/DL1CW,
(AS-066), RK2FWA, S07U,  S07X, S21AR, SN800R,  SU9US, SV5/DL8KWS,  SV9/DJ9XB,
SV9/SV1QN (EU-187),  T5X, T77C,  T77CD, T77M,  TA1BM, TG/DL1CW,  TL8DV,  TM5Y
XY0TA (AS-165),  XY3C, XY7V,  YM3LZ, YW1T  (SA-066), ZC40DW,  ZC40VG,  ZD7VC,
ZD8Z, ZK1KDN (OC-082), ZK1NCP (0C-082), ZW5B.

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