425 DX News issue #608

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                              425 DX News #608
                              28 December 2002
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
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                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

                           + VICTOR RUSINOV, UT8LL +

The IOTA community world wide  mourns the sudden  passing of Victor  Rusinov,
UT8LL (UB5LGM), who  died in the  plane crash  on 23  December near  Esfahan,
while on a business trip to Iran. Over the years Victor was a keen  supporter
of the IOTA programme. He helped  his Ukrainian team-mates put on  operations
from EU-119  (4K3MI), AS-005  (4K4D), AS-086  (4K4I), AS-039  (EZ0Z),  AS-104
(4K4N), the Black Sea island groups EU-179, 180 and 182 (EM5UIA), as well as,
just a few weeks ago, AS-166  (EP6KI). Victor was a man with  a big heart,  a
huge sense of humour, and great charm.  With this went real generosity -  for
the IOTA Programme we shall always be grateful for the financial contribution
he made to fund an ongoing programme of annual trophies. [TNX G3KMA]

                          >>> 425 DX NEWS SURVEY <<<

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9N      - Kazu, JA8MWU will  be active (on  6-160 metres SSB  only) as  9N7WU
           from Kathmandu, Nepal from 30 December  to 6 January. QSL via  home
           call,  either  direct   (Kazunori  Abe,   12-5-9,  7-Jyo,   Kagura,
           Asahikawa, 070-8007 Japan)  or through  the JARL  bureau. [TNX  The
           Daily DX]
DL      - Tom, DL1DVE plans to operate from several ARLHS lighthouses located
           in the area around Hamburg and  Bremen between 27 and 30  December.
           See http://www.qsl.net/dl1dve  for  his  "current"  position.  [TNX
EA6     - Christian, DL6KAC will be active as EA6/DL6KAC from Mallorca Island
           (DIE E-021), Balearic  Islands (EU-004)  until 9  January. QSL  via
           home call either direct or through the DARC bureau. [TNX DL6KAC]
HS      - E20AJ is the  call sign of  the amateur radio  station at the  20th
           World  Scout   Jamboree  (http://www.worldscoutjamboree20.org)   in
           Sattahip,  Thailand  [425DXN   605].  Several   stations  will   be
           operational on  40,  20,  15  and  10  metres  (preferably  on  the
           international scouting frequencies of 7090, 14290, 21360, 28390 and
           28990 kHz),  plus the  following  segments on  80/160m:  3524-3526,
           3534-3536, 1834-1836 KHz. QSL direct to HB9AOF; bureau cards should
           be sent to E20AJ at the Thailand QSL Bureau (these will be  handled
           by HS7AHV). Packet messages for people at the Jamboree can be  sent
           to E20AJ@E20AJ.#STP.CBI.THA.AS [TNX HS0ZDZ/G3NOM]
I       - Weather permitting,  Antonio, IZ8CCW  will be  active as  I8/IZ8CCW
           from Scogli Coreca  (not IOTA,  IIA CS-004)  and Scoglio  Formicola
           (not IOTA, IIA CS-003) on 4-5 January. [TNX IZ8CCW]
JD1_oga - Those who need Ogasawara on 160 metres should look for 8N1OGA,  the
           special station celebrating  the 75th anniversary  of JARL  [425DXN
           592], to be active on 1-12 January from local sunset (around 8 UTC)
           to sunrise (around 22 UTC). [TNX UA0MF]
P4      - Alan, K4AVQ will  be active on  160-10 metres as  P40AV from  Aruba
           (SA-036) on 4-18 January.  Special attention will  be given to  160
           and 80 metres CW. QSL via K4AVQ. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PJ      - Chris, DL5NAM  will be  active (mainly  on RTTY  and 6  metres)  as
           PJ4/DL5NAM from Bonaire (SA-006) on 2-18 January. QSL via home call
           either direct or through the bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
R1A_ant - Wally, RU1ZC (R1ANZ)  will be staying  at Mirny  base (WABA  UA-07,
           IOTA AN-016) for another season until  2004. He can be found on  on
           14160 kHz around 15.30 UTC for  his daily sked with his friends  in
           Russia. [TNX DL5EBE]
S2      - Eric, VA7DZ expects to operate as S21/VA7DZ from Bangladesh on  1-7
           January. A side trip to St. Martin's Island (AS-127) is expected on
           3-4 January.  QSL via  VA7DZ (Eric  Manning, 2909  Phyllis  Street,
           Victoria, BC V8N 1Y8, Canada). [TNX The Daily DX]
SM      - Special call  7S7SAN  will be  used  from  Sandhammaren  lighthouse
           (SWE-055) for a few hours now and then until 5 January. QSL via the
           bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
ST      - Falk/DK7YY (CW), Dietmar/DL3DXX  (CW), Uwe/DL9NDS  (SSB and  RTTY),
           Felix/DL7FER (SSB and CW) and Chris/DL5NAM  (SSB and RTTY) will  be
           active as ST0RY (yes, it  is Sierra Tango  Zero Radio Yankee)  from
           Sudan for approximately three  weeks in March,  CQ WPX SSB  Contest
           included. They will concentrate on the low bands, WARC, RTTY and  6
           metres (in  this order)  with three  stations with  amplifiers  and
           several antennas.  They are  looking  for financial  assistance  to
           defray the high costs of the expedition; they are also looking  for
           support "in kind" as they want to leave some equipment, books, etc.
           to to the  national amateur  radio club.  If you  can help,  please
           contact Chris, DL5NAM at dl5nam@darc.de [TNX DL5NAM]
VP5     - Look  for  VP5/W6XK  (QSL  via  homecall)  and  VP5/N6EE  (QSL  via
           homecall) to  be  active  (on  all bands  RTTY,  with  CW  and  SSB
           operations mainly on the WARC and low bands) from the VP5B  contest
           station  on  North  Caicos  (NA-002)  on  1-7  January.  They  will
           participate in the ARRL RTTY Roundup as VP5NN (QSL via NN6NN). [TNX
           The Daily DX]
VQ9     - Larry, WD0HSP works on Diego Garcia (AF-006) and will be active  as
           VQ9LA for  at least  the next  year. He  plans to  operate on  80-6
           metres RTTY, SSB, CW and FM. QSL direct to DG21 Larry Arneson,  PSC
           466, Box 24, FPO AP 96595-0024, USA). [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Howie, K1VSJ will  be active (CW  and SSB)  from Martha's  Vineyard
           (NA-046) from 30 December to 1 January  [TNX The Daily DX]
W       - Barring any  major blizzards,  the state  of North  Dakota will  be
           activated during the ARRL RTTY Roundup (4-5 January) in a  portable
           operation by  the  team of  NW0L,  AE9B, K0LW  and  W0ZAP.  Contest
           callsign will be NW0L. QSL direct or via bureau. [TNX NW0L]
YB      - YC3MM, YC3DIK and YC3HAR expect to operate as either homecall/p  or
           YB3ZMI from Madura Island (OC-237) on 28 December. [TNX IZ8CCW]
ZS7_ant - Anton, ZS7/ZS4AGA will  be staying at  SANAE IV  base (WABA  ZS-03,
           IOTA AN-016)  until  the end  of  January. His  activities  on  the
           amateur radio  bands are  very limited  now, due  his busy  working
           schedule. He is expected to be back home in South Africa around  15
           February. QSL via ZS4A. [TNX DL5EBE]

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

EU-119  --->  Nick,  RA1QQ  (ra1qq@cherepovets.ru)  plans  to  operate   from
Morzhovets Island (EU-119)  during the summer  and is  looking for  financial
assistance in order to charter the boat. [TNX RA1QHJ]

EU-169 ---> ZA0IS (operated by ZA1FD  on CW and ZA5G  on SSB) and  ZA0/IK7JWX
(SSB) logged  4804 QSOs  during their  18-23  December operation  from  Sazan
Island (EU-169, ARLHS ALB-004, WLHA LH-0028). QSL for both via IK7JWX  either
direct or through the bureau. [TNX IK7JWX]

GACW KEY DAY ---> The GACW KD will take place from 18 UTC on 23 February 2003
through 6  UTC  on the  24th.  This  is  not a  contest,  but  an  event  for
encouraging amateur radio  operators to log  as many QSOs  as possible  using
their straight keys. For further information  please e-mail Raul Diaz,  LU6EF

IOTA QSLS ---> Direct cards  for the following  IOTA operations have  already
been mailed or are being mailed right now, in order to reach the  "deserving"
in time for the IOTA Honour Roll annual update:
- IA5/IK4RUX (EU-028, August 2002), QSL via home call
- IA5/IZ4AIH (EU-028, August 2002), QSL via home call
- J48S (EU-049, July 2002), QSL via ON4AAC
- V63RE & V63WN (OC-253, October 2002), QSL via IT9YRE
- V63RE & V63WN (OC-254, October-November 2002), QSL via IT9YRE

JIDX CW CONTEST ---> In 2003 there will be the unification between the  Japan
International DX Low Band  CW Contest (which  used to be  held on the  second
weekend of January)  and the JIDX  High Band CW  Contest (to be  held on  the
second weekend of April). Following this  decision, contest rule will  change
(please visit http://je1cka.jzap.com/jidx/jidxrule-e.html)  and the JIDX  Low
Band will be  replaced by the  East Asia/160/80m DX  CW Contest (see  below).

NEW 160/80M  CONTEST --->  The first  edition of  the  newly born  East  Asia
160/80m DX Contest, sponsored by "Five  Nine" magazine, will  be held from  9
UTC on 11  January through 22  UTC on  the 12th.  This is  a single  operator
(three categories) CW only competition and the objective, for DX statons,  is
to contact as many East Asia  amateurs as possible. "East Asia" includes  UA0
(Zone 19), HL1, HL2, HL3, HL4, HL5, HL0, P5, JA1 (including 7K1-7N4  prefix),
JA2, JA3, JA4, JA5, JA6, JA7, JA8, JA9, JA0, JR6/Okinawa (including JR6AA-NZ,
JR6QUA-ZZZ, JS6, 7J6CAA-CZZ,  while JR6AAA-QQZ count  as JA6),  JD1/Ogasawara
(not JD1/Minami Tori  Shima). For further  information, please contact  Toshi
Kusano, JA1ELY (ja1ely@bb.mbn.or.jp) or visit http://tamo.dip.jp [TNX JA1ELY]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Glenn, K5ZE  reports he no longer manages YB0GG,  YC1WAE
and YC0YAD. QSLs can be sent via the bureau.

PIRATE ---> Denise,  F6HWU has  received cards  for contacts  made with  S9WU
(Principe Island) on  16 November, around  20 UTC on  17 metres. Please  note
that the operator  was not  the genuine  Denise, do  not waste  your time  on
sending cards for this one.

QSL HT9T ---> Bob Myers, K2TV is receiving cards for this station, but he  is
not the QSL manager for HT9T (he was once the manager for HT9TM).

QSL P40K ---> Erminio, I2EOW is receiving direct cards for the recent [425DXN
604] P40K operation. Please note that the correct QSL route for this activity
is via WM6A.

QSL ZS7/ZS4AGA  ---> Please  note  a change  in  QSL management  for  Anton's
activities from Antarctica. Cards for contacts made with Anton operating from
SANAE IV base (WABA ZS-03) should be sent  as always to ZS4A, while from  now
on cards for contacts made with E-Base (WABA ZS-04) should be sent to  DL5EBE
(Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str. 13, D -  49808 Lingen, Germany).  Dominik
has already received the logs and a special QSL card is going to be  printed.

QSL VIA KU9C  ---> Please note  that Steve's old  address will  be closed  in
early 2003, at which time there will be  a short forwarding to him, and  then
the mail will  be returned to  the sender. As  already reported, his  current
address is: Steve Wheatley, P.O.  Box 31, Morristown,  NJ 07963-0031, USA.  A
complete list of the stations he manages is at http://www.ku9c.com

QSL VIA  VK3DYL --->  Gwen, VK3DYL,  QSL manager  for  the VK9YL  and  ZK1XYL
DXpeditions in  September/October, reports  that  all direct  requests  (with
return postage) received prior to Christmas  Day have been mailed back.  Gwen
also wishes to advise that it is the group's policy only to accept QSL  cards
sent direct or via the VK3 bureau, not as e-QSLs.

ZL1AMO --->  Judy, AA7UC  reports that  "As of  23  December the  ZL1AMO  Air
Ambulance Fund is  within $5,000 USD  of reaching  its goal  of $20,000  USD.
Funds received, as  of this date,  have been forwarded  to the air  ambulance
account in New Zealand and INDEXA  has covered the  expenses involved in  the
transfer of funds". Although still in  isolation, Ron "continues to  improve,
slowly but surely".

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

BY CALLBOOK:   QSL information  for  Chinese  stations  (including  addresses
                given  in  both   English  and  Chinese)   can  be  found   at
                http://www.chinaqrz.com [TNX The Daily DX]
LOGS:          Online logs  for the  recent ZW8P  operation from  SA-060  are
                available at http://www.zw8p.hpg.ig.com.br [TNX PT2ND]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z5WKD      SP5PMU      HF70A       SP9PRO      R1ANZ       RU1ZC
4L1FX       DJ1CW       HF70E       SQ9AOJ      RA9LI/9     DF6ZFG
4L8A        OZ1HPS      HF70G       SP2DNI      RI4M        RN4LP
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HF70I       SP6IHE      S21AR       JA1UT
5U7JB       ON5NT       HF70M       SP2PI       SN70A       SP9EVP
5X1Z        SM6CAS      HF70N       SP7CVW      SN70E       SP6CDP
6J1YYD      EA5KB       HG03HNY     HG4I        SN70G       SP1PBT
8P9HT       K4BAI       HP1AC       EA5KB       SN70I       SP5PPK
8P9Z        K4BAI       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       SN70M       SP5ZCC
9A0M        9A2F (a)    HS0ZCW      K4VUD       SN70N       SP6JKH
9A0M        9A6WW (b)   HZ1HZ       K8PYD       SW1W        SV1CIB
9A1CAL      9A2F (a)    IK7JWY      IK7JWX      TI9JJP      TI2JJP
9A1CAL      9A6WW (b)   IU5ONU      I5KKW       TK1C        F5MZN
9G1UW       DL8UP       IU7M        IK7JWX      TM1P        F8BON
9J2BO       G3TEV       J37K        AC8G        TM9W        F8NAN
9N7YJ       LA5YJ       JT1FBB      W9JOE       TO2FG       F6HMJ
A92ZE       K4SXT       K1D         W1DAD       UA0AZ       W3HNK
C6ANK       W9AU        KC4/N2TA    N2TA        UA9YAU      W4CMB
CN8NK       EA5XX       KG4DX       W4WX        UK8DAN      RW6HS
CO8TW       IZ8CCW      KH0/JA1HOD  JA1HOD      UN8PY       DL8KAC
CX3UG       EA5KB       KH0/JA1UII  JA1UII      UN9L        LZ1YE
D44TD       CT1EKF      KH0/JA3MVI  JA3MVI      UN9PQ       IK2QPR
D88S        DS4CNB      KH0/JJ1CDY  JJ1CDY      UT1QK       DJ0LZ
DU1KT       KU9C        LP7H        EA7FTR      V31MX       K0BCN
EA9EU       EA9AZ       LQ7D        AC7DX       W2C         W2AGN
EX8NP       IK2QPR      LT0H        EA7FTR      XT2ATI      EA4YK
FM5GU       KU9C        LU1ZA       LU4DXU      XU7ACE      ES1FB
FM5WD       W3HNK       LU6XQ       WD9EWK      XW1IC       E21EIC
FO5VO       W6OM        LX5A        LX1RQ       YM2RC       TA2RC
FP5BZ       F5TJP       LZ0A        LZ1KDP      Z32FD       DJ0LZ
GB2APL      G0PSE       MD4K        G3NKC       ZA0/IK7JWX  IK7JWX
GM4YXI      N3SL        MD6V        G3NKC       ZA0IS       IK7JWX
HA40ZH      HA1ZH       P40B        I2MQP       ZK3SA       JH7OHF
HC1HC       NE8Z        PV7G        PY7XC       ZW8P        PT2PS

(a) HF + 6m
(b) 144 MHz and up

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

7P8ZZ   Andre van Wyk, P.O. Box 1220, JHB International Airport 1627, South
DJ0LZ   Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany
DS4CNB  Lee Dae Ryung, P.O Box 30, Tongyung 650-600, South Korea
E21EIC  Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
         10903, Thailand
EA4YK   Ricardo J. Hartasanchez, P.O.Box 41079, 28080 Madrid, Spain
EA7FTR  Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain
HG4I    Tibor Szabo, Budai u. 6., H-2465 Rackeresztur, Hungary
IK7JWX  Alfredo De Nisi, P.O. Box 218, 73100 Lecce - LE, Italy
IT9YRE  Ferdinando Rubino, P.O. Box 30, 96012 Avola - SR, Italy
JH3PAS  Kiyotaka Ichikawa, 1-74-3 Issiki-Nishi Hiraoka, Kakogawa, 675-0117
LA5YJ   Hugo Bjorn Ark, Rute 504, Reinsvoll, N-2840 Norway
LU4DXU  Horacio "Henry" Ledo, P.O. Box 22, Martinez 1640, Buenos Aires,
NE8Z    Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139, USA
ON5NT   Ghis Penny, P.O. Box 93, B-9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium
PY7XC   Jemesson Faria, Rua Dhalia 228 AP401, 51020-290 Recife - PE, Brazil
SP1PBT  ZOT PZK - SP1PBT, P.O. Box 599, 70-952 Szczecin 2, Poland
SV1CIB  Dimitris Lianos, P.O. Box 127, 30100 Agrinio, Greece
TI2JJP  Jose Pastora, P.O. Box 2048-2050, San Pedro Montes Oca, San Jose,
         Costa Rica
UA0LCZ  Vlado Miroshnichenko, P.O. Box 41-21, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia
UA0SJ   Yuri A. Maltsev, P.O. Box 2304, Bratsk-city, 665700, Russia
V63USA  P.O. Box 1480, APO AP 96555, USA
VK3DYL  Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Crt, Mt Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia
W1DAD   Peter Schipelliti, 7 Dearborn Ridge Rd, Atkinson, NH 03811, USA
W2AGN   John L. Sielke, 1353 Samuel Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA
WA8REI  Ken Louks, 10475 Tittabawassee Rd, Freeland, Michigan 48623, USA

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