425 DX News issue #607

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                              425 DX News #607
                              21 December 2002
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

4W   - Alan, VK4AAR reports that the 4W6AN  activity from East Timor  [425DXN
        606] has  been postponed.  Further information  will be  given in  due
9N   - Kiyo, JH3PAS will be active (on 6-160 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK-31)
        as 9N7AS from Kathmandu, Nepal on  23-30 December. QSL via home  call,
        either  direct  (Kiyotaka  Ichikawa,    1-74-3  Issiki-Nishi  Hiraoka,
        Kakogawa, 675-0117 Japan) or through the  JARL bureau. [TNX The  Daily
CE   - CA6TBB (Gladys),  CE6AMN  (Carlos), CE6TBN  (Marco),  CE6AKH  (Jaime),
        XQ5SM (Fernando) and CE6NE (Mario) will  be active as CE6M from  Mocha
        Island (SA-061)  on 15-18  January. They  plan  to operate  on  160-10
        metres SSB and CW. QSL to P.O.Box 591, Temuco, Chile. [TNX CE6NE]
CX   - Look for  CV1F  to be  aired  from San  Gabriel  Island  (SA-057)  and
        Lighthouse (URU-025) on 10-13 January. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX EA5KB]
G    - As part of the "Lighthouse Christmas  Lights 2002" event, Anvil  Point
        Lighthouse (ENG-001) will  be activated  on 27-30  December. Look  for
        GB2APL  on 10-160 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via G0PSE either
        direct or through  the bureau (e-mail  requests for  bureau cards  are
        welcome at g0pse@qsl.net). [TNX G0PSE]
G    - Scout special event station GB2COS  from the City  of Chester will  be
        active on most HF bands, but  especially on 10, 15  and 20 metres,  on
        4-5 January in  order to link  up with the  World Jamboree Station  in
        Thailand [425DXN 605].  QSL via the  bureau or direct  to G7BQY.  [TNX
JA   - Look for Takeshi, JI3DST to  be active (on  40, 17, 15,  12, 10 and  6
        metres SSB) as JI3DST/6 from Miyako Island (AS-079) from around 6  UTC
        on 29  December  to  00.00  UTC  on 5  January.  QSL  via  home  call,
        preferably via the JARL bureau. [TNX JI3DST]
KH0  - Nozomu, JE8KKX  will be  active as  AH2K/KH0 from  Saipan (OC-086)  on
        28-30 December. He plans to operate on 40-6 metres and to  concentrate
        on RTTY.  QSL  via home  call  either direct  (Nozomu  Takahashi,  2-5
        5-chome 18-jo Toko,  Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 078-8358  Japan) or  through
        the JARL bureau. [TNX JE8KKX]
KP2  - Joe Pater, W8GEX and John Walker, WZ8D will be active as N8Z from  St.
        Croix, Virgin Islands  (NA-106) from 30  December to  8 January.  They
        will be at the QTH of WP2Z and will operate on 6-160 metres. John will
        will monitor 50.125  for the USA  and 50.110 for  Europe; if the  band
        opens look for him on 50.122 CW or SSB. QSL direct to WZ8D. [TNX WZ8D]
PY   - A group of operators from LABRE-Pernambuco and the Guara DX Group will
        be active as  PV7G, from Itamaraca  Island (SA-046, DIB  18) until  22
        December. They plan to have to stations active on 80-10 metres SSB, CW
        and RTTY.  QSL  via  PY7XC (Jemesson  Faria,  Rua  Dhalia  228  AP401,
        51020-290 Recife - PE, Brazil). [TNX PY7XC]
V6   - Bert, V73GOD will be active (mostly on 6, 10, 12 and 17 metres SSB) as
        V63USA from Kosrae Island (OC-059), Micronesia from 26 December  until
        1 January. QSL to P.O. Box 1480, APO AP 96555, USA. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP8  - Martin, G3ZAY left  England early this  week on a  3-week trip to  the
        Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetlands and Antarctic
        Peninsula. The exact landing spots/bases will be determined by weather
        and ice conditions,  but he may  be heard  from time  to time  signing
        VP8DFK. [TNX G3ZAY]
W    - John, W2AGN  will  operate as  W2C  during the  "Lighthouse  Christmas
        Lights 2002" event.  He plans to  to be active  between 14  UTC on  21
        December to 19  UTC on the  22nd from  Finn's Point  Rear Range  Light
        (USA-285), Salem  County, NJ.  QSL via  W2AGN  (John L.  Sielke,  1353
        Samuel Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA). [TNX VA3RJ]
W    - Special event call K1D will be aired (on 28380, 21380, 14270 and  7230
        kHz) between  21 December  and 5  January to  celebrate Kid's  Day  (4
        January) and  Amateur Radio  Awareness. The  operators will  be  Peter
        (W1DAD)  and  Jeanne  (K1MOM)  Schipelliti.   QSL  via  W1DAD   (Peter
        Schipelliti, 7  Dearborn  Ridge Rd,  Atkinson,  NH 03811,  USA).  [TNX
W    - Steve, K2ZPF/p plans to be active  (mainly on 17  and 20 metres)  from
        three Florida islands between 23 and  31 December. His prime  location
        will be on St. George Island (NA-085, USI FL-007S), and he will try to
        operate also from St. Vincent Island  (not IOTA, USI FL-006S) and  Dog
        Island (not IOTA, USI FL-005S).  QSL via home  call, either direct  or
        through the bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
XU   - Jaak  Meier,  ES1FB  reports  he  will   be  active  as  XU7ACE   from
        Shianoukville, Cambodia unitl 27 December. QSL via ES1FB either direct
        or through the bureau.
ZK3  - Atsu, 5W1SA  is finally  active as  ZK3SA from  Tokelau (OC-048).  His
        original plans  [425DXN 604]  were to  remain there  for a  couple  of
        weeks. QSL via JH7OHF.
ZL   - Steve, G4EDG will be active as ZL4/G4EDG from Stewart Island  (OC-203)
        from 17 January for approximately four full days. He will run 100w and
        operate CW only mostly on 20 metres. QSL via home call, either  direct
        or through the bureau. [TNX ZL4HU]

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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

10 YEARS OF 9A ---> 2002 marks the  10th anniversary of allocation of the  9A
prefix to  Croatia and  the Croatian  Amateur  Radio Association  sponsors  a
special award (http://www.hamradio.hr/award.asp)  for contacts  made with  9A
stations between 5 July and 31 December. The first 97 awards have been mailed
and  the   deadline   for  applications,   to   be  sent   to   Denis,   9A3Z
(9a3z@hamradio.hr), is 31 March 2003. The  9A CW Contest, which is held  this
weekend, is a good opportunity to work the award. [TNX 9A3Z]

40 METRES --->  John, NT5C,  one of  the more  successful 40m  SSB US  DXers,
reminds non-US stations where to transmit on  40 meters in order to be  heard
in the USA: "below 7100, most  integral multiples of 5KHz (7050, 7055,  7065,
7085, etc) are 'owned' by nets  and ragchewers in  Central and South  America
and Canada. The odds are  much better for  the DX if  they get between  those
integral 5KHz multiples.  Good frequencies to  try are 7047,  7052 and  7057,
which are above most of the CW, but below the RTTY."

KH6GMP/KH3 ---> Gary, KH6GMP ended up  his activity from Johnston Atoll  with
just a little less than 3000  QSOs. He lost his main  antenna on 13  December
and had to go with a very low wire multiband that had been installed probably
many years ago and only 2 or 3 feet above the steel reinforced concrete  roof
of the building. By the way,  The Daily DX reports  that "the building  which
houses the radio  station will be  demolished in January  and no station  nor
antennas will remain". [TNX YO3/DL4AAZ]

PIRATE --->  QRZ-DX reports  that someone  pirated 9S1X  on 80  metres on  13
December. Patrick, 9Q1A and his wife  Nicole, 9Q1YL are moving from  Kinshasa
to Matadi [425DXN  603] and expect  to resume activity  on the amateur  radio
bands in early January.

QSL HL1VAU --->  Han, HL1VAU is  working on the  QSL cards  received for  his
HL1VAU/4 (AS-093, April 2002) and HL1VAU/3 (AS-080, July 2002) operations and
hopes to process  them all  within the  end of  the year.  Bureau cards  will
follow. He apologizes for the delay, due to circumstances beyond his control.

QSL VY0/W2NTJ ---> As the QSL manager for VY0/W2NTJ's operations in 2000  and
2001, Cezar, VE3LYC has received a lot of inquiries regarding his  operations
in 2002. Jack did not contact VE3LYC before  his departure to VY0, and as  of
19 December Cezar had received neither  information nor logs regarding  these
activities. "I  suggest for  now that  you restrain  yourselves from  sending
direct QSL requests for contacts with  him made this year", Cezar says.  [TNX

QSL VIA DJ0LZ ---> Those who still need a  QSL for YU1KW, YU1CV or YU8DX  can
send theirs to DJ0LZ, who also handles cards for Z32FD and UT1QK. QSL  direct
only to Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany. [TNX DJ0LZ]

QSL VIA LU8VCC ---> Effective 1 January 2003 the new address for LU8VCC  (QSL
manager for  LT5V)  is: Alex  Rocca,  217 Bis  1128,  8332 Roca,  Rio  Negro,
Argentina. [TNX LU8VCC]

ZL1AMO --->  Judy, AA7UC  reports that  Ron's conditions  are improving.  His
tracheal tube has been removed and as a result he looks better, feels  better
and can talk.

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

FO/JA4GXS:     A photo gallery  for the October  2002 operation by  FO/JA4GXS
                from   Rangiroa    Island    (OC-066)    is    available    at
                http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage40.htm [TNX JI6KVR]

QSLs received  direct:  3B8CF, 3B9FR,  3D2CY,  3D2IR,  3DA0TM,  4L1UN,  4L3Y,
4U1ITU, 5B4AHA, 5H3RK, 5K0Z, 5N42EAM, 5W0IR, 5Z4DZ, 6K5REL/5 (AS-081),  6V6U,
6W6/K3IPK, 6Y5/VK2IR, 7Q7CE,  7X4AN, 8Q7TB, 8R1AK,  8R1AK/P (SA-068),  9G5MD,
9J2BO, 9K2ZZ, 9L1AB,  9L1BTB, 9Q1A, 9Q1YL,  9S1X, 9U0X,  A22HH, A45WD,  AH0B,
C21ZM, C31BO, C6AKP, C98DC (AF-066 & AF-072), CE0ZIS, CE8/R3CA, CY9DH,  D2BB,
HI9/T93M, HK0/EA4DX, HK3JJH/4 (SA-093), HK8RQS/p (SA-081), HR8/YN4SU, HV5PUL,
J3/G3TBK, J38AA, J3A,  J6/G3TBK, J6/VK2IR, J79LR,  J79MM, J88DR, JT1CO,  K1B,
KH8/VK2IR, KL7J, N4BQW/KH9, NP4A, OH0/W6YA, OX3DB, OY3QN, P40E, P40RM,  P40W,
P5/4L4FN, PA3GIO/HI9  (NA-096),PJ2/K8NZ,  PJ2T,  PJ7/PA3GIO/M  (NA-105),PT0F,
PW0T,  PW6AI  (SA-019),  PZ5DK,  R1ANT,   R3CA/0  (AS-163),  RA0FN,   RK4HM/0
(RR-21-04), RW3TT/0 (RR-07-02),  S79JDC, SU9BN, T77C,  T77CD, T7IARU,  T94DO,
T97M, TF8SM,  TI1C,  TI4CF, TI5/VE3RZ,  TI9CF,  TK5EP,  TN3B,  TN3W,  TY0CDX,
TY22DX, UK7F,  UK8OM, UN2O,  V21CW, V47KP,  VI3JPI (OC-251),  VK9YL,  VP2MDC,

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