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                              425 DX News #610
                              11 January 2003
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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            Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
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7Q      - Allan, G0IAS reports that Harry, 7Q7HB  will be active from  Malawi
           for some other eight weeks, while Les, 7Q7LA will be active from 14
           January for about three  months (looking this  time to give  people
           the chance of QSOs on 30  metres). QSL for both stations via  G0IAS
           (direct only).
A4      - Marco, IV3NCC is  active as  A4/IV3NCC from  Oman for  a couple  of
           months. He hopes  to operate soon  on the low  bands. QSL via  home
CE      - Fernando, XQ5SM says he will not be  part of the CE6M team that  is
           going to Mocha Island (SA-061) [425DXN  607]. The operation is  now
           scheduled to take place on 15-20  January. The operators will  work
           SSB (on +/-  28510, 24950, 21250,  18145, 14275,  7085, 7150,  3690
           KHz) during the first four days  and will concentrate on CW on  the
           19-20th.    Latest    information    will    be    published     at
           http://www.geocities.com/ce6ne/Mocha_Island. QSL to  P.O. Box  591,
           Temuco, Chile. [TNX CE6NE]
CX      - The CV1F activity from San Gabriel Island (SA-057) [425DXN 607]  is
           now scheduled to take place on 10-15 January. The operators will be
           CX1CV, CX1ABC, CX1SI,  CX2FR, CX2AM, CX3CE,  CX3AN, CX4CR,  CX4AAE,
           CX4AAJ, CX8FB and LU2NI. They will  be active on 160-2 metres  SSB,
           CW, PSK31 and RTTY if possible. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX CX2AM]
FG      - Jack, F6HMJ/TO2FG [425DXN 603] will be active (on 20 metres SSB and
           CW) as TO2FG/p from Marie Galante  (NA-102, DIFO FG-008) for a  few
           hours on 11 January, starting around 13 UTC. QSL via home call. The
           DIFO web page is at http://www.qsl.net/f5nod/difo.html
           [TNX F5NQL]
I       - Special call II1D will be aired by Carlo, IZ1CCE and others  during
           2003 to celebrate the European Year of the Disabled. QSL via IZ1CCE
           either direct (Carlo Sobrito, Via I Maggio 9, 10051 Avigliana - TO,
           Italy) or through the bureau. [TNX IZ1CCE]
KH9     - Chuck Brady, N4BQW is  expected to operate  as N4BQW/KH9 from  Wake
           Island (OC-053) on 15-25  January. QSL direct  to KB6NAN. [TNX  The
           Daily DX]
LU      - Look for Robert, 3A2MY to be signing LU/3A2MY on 16-23 January from
           Aconcagua, the highest peak (6959 metres asl) in the Andes.  Robert
           will use a home made  QRP transceiver (5  watts) supplied by  solar
           cells, and will operate  between 14280 and  14290 kHz. Special  QSL
           via home call. [TNX F5NQL]
LU_ant  - Dominik, DL5EBE reports that LU1ZG from "General Belgrano II"  base
           (WABA LU-08, IOTA  AN-016), LU1ZD  from "San  Martin" base  (LU-11,
           AN-016)  and  LU1ZV  from  "Esperanza"  base  (LU-06,  AN-016)  are
           expected to be on 21365 kHz at 22 UTC as follows:
           LU1ZG      15 January  and  14 February
           LU1ZD      24 January  and  28 February
           LU1ZV      28 January  and  18 February
           In the meanwhile, operator  Jose is active  as LU1ZA from  "Orcadas
           del  Sur"  base  (WABA  LU-14)  on  Laurie  Island,  South  Orkneys
           (AN-008); he is QRV almost daily between 22 and 23 UTC on 15 and 20
P2      - Bernhard, DL2GAC/P29VMS is currently active  as H44MS from  Honiara
           (OC-047), Solomon Islands and on 13 January he will go to Papua New
           Guinea. On 18 January he will leave Kavieng (New Ireland  Province)
           on board of a fishing vessel that  is due to call at Nissan  Island
           (OC-231), the Talun Islands (OC-???), the Nuguria Islands  (OC-???)
           and to return to Kavieng at  the end of January. Bernhard does  not
           know how long the ship will stop at each island, but he hopes to be
           able to operate for 1-2 days from some of these islands. These will
           be battery powered and solar recharged operations, and IOTA chasers
           are invited to work him only once per island. QSL via DL2GAC.  [TNX
PJ      - Lee Reisenweber, VP2VE  will be active  as PJ5/K3RGD  on all  bands
           from St. Eustatius (NA-145) from 10 January to 10 February. QSL via
           WA2NHA. Skeds may  be arranged  using VP2VE@AMSAT.ORG  with a  very
           short message (1 line - 75 characters). [TNX VP2VE]
ST      - Gerben, PA5NT will be active as ST2X from Khartoum, Sudan on  20-28
           January. He will operate on 40-10  metres mainly CW with some  SSB,
           activity on 80 and 6 metres will depending on local conditions. QSL
           via PA5NT (Gerben A. Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, The
           Netherlands). More information at http://dx.to/ (log search will be
           available during the operation). [TNX PA5NT]
VK      - Look for VK7KHZ/P to be active  (on 10, 12, 15,  17 and 20  metres)
           from Bruny  Island  (OC-233)  on  19-22  January.  QSL  via  EA7FTR
           (Francisco Lianez  Suero,  Asturias 23,  21110  Aljaraque,  Huelva,
           Spain). [TNX EA7FTR]
VP8_ant - Micky is currently QRV from VP8ROT,  "Rothera" base (WABA G-07)  on
           Adelaide Island  (AN-001), Antarctica.  He has  been active  on  20
           metres between 2 and 5 UTC. QSL via GM0HCQ.
XY      - Hiroo, JA2EZD (XW2A) will be active  as XY1M from Myanmar on  14-29
           January. He plans to concentrate on 6 metres and the low bands. QSL
           via XW2A (Hiroo Yonezuka, P.O.Box 2659, Vientiane, Laos). [TNX  The
           Daily DX]

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

CAROLINA DX ASSOCIATION  ---> At  its annual  meeting in  December 2002,  the
Carolina DX  Association  (http://www.cdxa.org/) elected  the  following  new
officers for  2003:  Ted Goldthorpe,  W4VHF  (President); Bob  Burton,  N4PQX
(Vice-President); Jim Miller, K4SQR (Secretary-Treasurer); Joe Simpkins, K4MD
(Cluster Manager); John Scott, K8YC (Newsletter Editor). [TNX K8YC]

DARC  10M  CONTEST  --->  The  DARC  HF  Contest  Committee  invites  you  to
participate in the DARC 10M  Contest (CW and  SSB) to be  held on 12  January
from 9  UTC  through 10.59  UTC  (two hours  only).  Rules can  be  found  at
http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/fedcz.htm [TNX DL8WAA]

DUCIE ISLAND ---> In early March the operators for the second Ducie operation
will leave the Gambier Islands (French  Polynesia) via boat for Pitcairn  and
then Ducie. Several more operators will  be welcome, particularly one who  is
CW competent. Some SSB and  RTTY experience will  be helpful. Interested  and
experienced operators can contact Stu, WA2MOE (wa2moe@firstinter.net) with  a
brief outline of experience.

HR5/F2JD ---> Gerard, HR5/F2JD  has logged 5200+  QSO so far  (he will be  in
Honduras until early March) and hopes  to put up an  antenna for 160  metres.
Jean-Michel, F6AJA has received the first batch of logs. If you want to check
your QSO, send  an e-mail  to log.f6kpo@eudil.fr  (put your  callsign in  the
subject line). [TNX F6AJA]

K1BV DX AWARDS DIRECTORY ---> The 2003 Edition features hundreds of  changes,
especially from the  European countries  that adopted  the Euro  as a  common
currency last  year, as  well as  over 150  new awards.  Ted has  prepared  a
special page on his website which gives a better description of the  changes:

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Please note that DJ7DZ is not the QSL manager for  Yuri,

QSL HK3CW ---> Mike, W2GR reports he is now handling *direct* cards only  for
Rob, HK3CW. QSL to Mike Benjamin, 1064 99th Street, Niagara Falls, NY  14304,
USA. Bureau cards should go to HK3CW.

QSL 9U5D & 9Q0AR ---> Leif, SM5BFJ reports that "the Swedish Post Office  has
raised the  postage to  a level  that 1$  is not  enough to  cover my  return
postage". If you still need a QSL card, "please 2$ or 1 IRC".

QSL LX/PA6Z --->  Bert, PA1KW reports  that the QSL  cards for the  September
2002 operation from Luxembourg are going  to be sent out  in the next  coming

QSL R1ANC --->  Please note that  cards for R1ANC  from Vostok  base are  via
DL5EBE, while cards for Alan's (UA1PAC) portable operations should be sent to
Alan V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box  88, Amderma, 166744,  Russia. Alan is  currently
active as R1ANC/p  from Lake Vostok  until 15 January;  he also  plans to  be
active as KC4/UA1PAC from McMurdo base  and as ZL3/UA1PAC from  Christchurch,
New Zealand for a few days in late January. [TNX UA1AKE]

QSL RU0SYL ---> Nadia, RU0SYL operates on 10, 15 and 20 metres from near  the
city of Bratsk,  Zone 18. Her  QSL manager  is UA0SE  (Serge Karpov,  P.O.Box
5247, Angarsk 665819, Russia). [TNX UA0SE]

QSL V63RE & V63WN ---> Bewteen Christmas  and the New Year Nando, IT9YRE  was
hospitalized and had to  undergo two operations.  Nando is slowly  recovering
and expects to leave the hospital very soon, but he is still extremely  weak.
Gaetano, IT9GAI  is helping  him with  the QSL cards, and  the two  are doing
their best to send out the cards so that they reach their destination in time
for the IOTA Honour Roll annual update.

QSL VIA N9NU ---> Tim is the QSL manager  for KH6XT (not KH6X as reported  in
425DXN 610). He apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. Online
logs are available at http://www.n9nu.net/logsearch/logsearch.html

QSL VIA  UA4WHX  ---> Vladimir,  UA4WHX/AC4LN  apologizes for  the  delay  in
answering the  QSL  requests for  his  summer operations  (V31BV,  TG4/AC4LN,
HP1/AC4LN, AC4LN/6Y5, HI8/AC4LN, AC4LN/HH2, 9Y4/AC4LN, 8R1/AC4LN,  8P9/AC4LN,
8P9BV, J6/AC4LN, J73/AC4LN, J8/AC4LN, AC4LN/J3). The  QSLs have been  printed
but their quality was so low that the whole order had to be placed again, and
this might take  an extra while.  If you are  interested in  knowing if  your
QSL(s) has/have  been received,  please drop  Vladimir (ua4whx@vem.udm.ru  or
ua4whx@mail.ru) a note with the call and the date/time of the QSO(s). QSL  to
Vladimir M. Bykov, P.O. Box 2040, Izhevsk 426000, Russia. [TNX UA4WHX]

WORLD LIGHTHOUSE AWARD  ---> Developed by  F5OGG, F5SKJ,  F6DGT, F-17511  and
W9DC, the  World  Lighthouse Award  (WLH)  is available  to  either  licenced
amateurs and  SWLs for  confirmed contacts  made  with valid  WLH  lighthouse
expeditions since 1 July 1997. Further information, including the WLH list of
valid lighthouses, is available at http://wlh.online.fr [TNX F5OGG]

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

CQ CALLBOOK: Oleg N.  Silkin, RA3DCT  is the  author of  a shareware  logging
              software ("CQ Log") and a new  programme called "CQ Callbook"  -
              please  visit  http://www.cqlog.com/cqcallbk/cqcallbk.html   for
              further information
CT1EEB:      Pictures and short  stories from Jose's,  CT1EEB (aka 4W6EB  and
              VK8CS) operations are available at http://www.qsl.net/ct1eeb
I QRP CLUB:  The  new web site for the I(taly) QRP Club is up and running  at
              http://www.arimontebelluna.it [TNX I3FFE]
LICENCES:    The worldwide  licensing  information  pages  by  Veikko  "Veke"
              Komppa, OH2MCN  (http://www.qsl.net/oh2mcn/license.htm)  contain
              detailed and  up to  date  information on  how  to get  a  radio
              amateur license  in 250+  countries. Latest  changes regard  C5,
              5Z4, 9V1, V85, 9M and VK.
LOGS:        The C53M & C56R logs are now available at http://dx.qsl.net [TNX

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3C5XA       G3XAQ       D88S        DS4CNB      PJ2/W0CG    N9AG
3G5A        XQ5SM       E20AJ       HB9AOF (a)  PT2ZAW      OK1FWQ
3W2XK       W9XK        E20AJ       HS7AHV (b)  R1ANB       RU1ZC
4L1MA       ON4RU       ED6FAN      EA6ZX       S21YY       JM1HXU
4L4L        TA9I        EM0U        UT3UZ       S9SS        N4JR
4W6MM       TF3MM       EU6MM       IK2QPR      T88HA       JK1FNN
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      EW8AF       DL8KAC      T97M        K2PF
5R8GZ       G3SWH       EX0V        N6FF        TF3CW       LX1NO
5U7JB       ON5NT       EY1HQ       DJ1MM       TL8CK       F6EWM
5W1/VK2GND  VK2GND      FK8KAB/P    FK8AH       TO2FG       F6HMJ
5W1SA       JH7OHF      FK8VHY      F8CMT       TP3CE       F5LGF
6J3D        XE3D        FP5EJ       K2RW        UA0AZ       W3HNK
7X5AB       F6BFH       GB2COS      G7BQY       UE4HNY      UA4HUR
7Z1AB       KN4F        GN4SIW      GI4FUM      UK8FC       RW6HS
7Z2AB       K1SE        H2G         5B4AGC      UN7MO       EA7FTR
7Z5OO       W1AF        H44MS       DL2GAC      UU9CW       KD5RBU
9H1EL       LA2TO       HF55KAB     SP5KAB      V31JP       KA9WON
9H3UW       G3RJQ       HG2HNY      HA2NC       V51HK       DL6OBS
9J2BO       G3TEV       HS0ZCW      K4VUD       V73MJ       JF1NZW
9K2ZZ       W8CNL       HZ1AB       K8PYD       VP2EY       HB9SL
9N7AS       JH3PAS      HZ1HZ       N7RO        VP2VE       WA2NHA
9N7WU       JA8MWU      IY4FGM      IK4UPU      VP5NN       NN6NN
9N7YJ       LA5YJ       J79BEY      G1SSL       VQ9CJ       VQ9X
A45WD       YO9HP       J79SSL      G1SSL       VQ9DT       VQ9X
A71AW       W3HNK       JD1YBJ      JH1EFP      XT2HB       F5RLE
AH2K/KH0    JE8KKX      JT9BH       JT1BH       XV9NA       JE1JKL
AT0NG       VU2JOS      JW0HU       SP3WVL      YA1BV       JA1PBV
B7K         W2AY        JY9QJ       DL5MBY      YA1JA       JA1CQT
BA7NQ       W2AY        KH0/KB9LQG  SP5EWX      YC4VD       LZ1YE
BD7NQ       W2AY        LU1ZA       LU4DXU      YR500       YO9KPD
C21HC       DL9HCU      LX/PB5CW    PA1TO       YR9P        YO9HP
C31LJ       VE3GEJ      N8Z         WZ8D        YS1/N4BP    N4BP
CB4Y        CE4FXY      N9N         KG9N        YS2ZKK      DK2KK
CE2LZR      EA5KB       NA7DB/HP4   NA7DB       YS3VE       N3TUK
CE2SQE      EA5KB       OH0B        OH2BH       Z22JE       KZ5RO
CE3N        CE3NR       OH0R        OH2PM       Z33Z        DJ0LZ
CN2MK       DL3APO      OP0GS       ON5GK       ZC4VG       G0UVX
CO2CI       WD4OIN      OR3T        ON4UN       ZD7DP       W1ZT
CO6XN       HK6DOS      OY4TN       ON5UR       ZL1/PA3GIO/p PA3GIO
CP4BT       EA5KB       P29KPH      K5YG        ZL5CP       AI3P
CP6AA       IK6SNR      P3F         5B4AGN      ZS7/ZS4AGA  DL5EBE (c)
CP6XE       IK6SNR      P40AV       K4AVQ       ZS7/ZS4AGA  ZS4A (d)
CV1F        EA5JB       P49MR       VE3MR       ZW1NE       PY1NE

(a) direct only
(b) bureau
(c) E-Base (WABA ZS-04)

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

AP2IA   Ijaz Akram, 5 Haroon Road, Saroba Gardens, 17KM Ferozpur Road, Lahore
         54760, Pakistan
DJ0LZ   Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany
DL5EBE  Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str. 13, D - 49808 Lingen, Germany
DS4CNB  Lee Dae Ryung, P.O Box 30, Tongyung 650-600, South Korea
JA8MWU  Kazunori Abe, 12-5-9, 7-Jyo, Kagura, Asahikawa, 070-8007 Japan
JE8KKX  Nozomu Takahashi, 2-5 5-chome 18-jo Toko, Asahikawa, Hokkaido,
         078-8358 Japan
LU8VCC  Alejandro Rocca, Calle 217 Bis 1128, 8332 General Roca, Rio Negro,
PA3GIO  Bert vd Berg, Parklaan 38, NL-3931 KK Woudenberg, The Netherlands
SM5DJZ   Jan Hallenberg, Vassunda Andersberg, SE-741 91 Knivsta, Sweden
UA3CS   Serge A. Ivanov, Ul. Vokzalnaya D.11 Kv.25, Zavety Il'icha, 141254,
         Pushkino, Moskovskaya Obl., Russia
UA4HUR  Eugene Vihanov, P.O. Box 1228, Togliatti, 445032, Russia
VA7DZ   Eric Manning, 2909 Phyllis Street, Victoria, BC V8N 1Y8, Canada
YO9HP   Alex Panoiu, Pleasa, Prahova RO-2038, Romania

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