425 DX News issue #614

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                              425 DX News #614
                              8 February 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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6Y     - John, K3TEJ will be active (on  10-160 metres CW) as 6Y5/K3TEJ  from
          Jamaica (NA-097) on 11-18 February. He will participate in the  ARRL
          DX CW Contest as 6Y0T. QSLs via K3TEJ. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
9V     - John Davies,  9V1VV is  quite active  (CW only)  from Singapore.  He
          prefers 80, 40 and 30 metres and  his operating hours are 14 UTC  to
          about 22  UTC.  John  would  welcome  more  QSOs  with  Europe.  QSL
          information is at qrz.com [TNX 9V1VV]
CE     - Atacama Desert  DX Group  operators CA2WUI,  XQ1ZW, XQ1IDM,  CE1URH,
          CE1VLY, CE1RQB and CE1FLS will be active as 3G1P from Pan de  Azucar
          (SA-085) on 14-17 March. They will operate on 6-160 metres SSB,  CW,
          PSK31, RTTY and maybe SSTV. QSL via XQ1IDM (Nicolas Herrera G., P.O.
          Box 345, Antofagasta, Chile).  A web page  is under construction  at
          http://www.qsl.net/3g1p [TNX XQ1IDM]
CE0_eas- Ralph, K0HML will be active (mainly on 20 metres SSB, with some  17,
          15 and 10 metres) as CE0Y/K0HML from Easter Island (SA-0019 on 11-14
          February. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
CO     - The following nine special event stations  will be activated on  all
          bands and modes by the Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba  (FRC)
          to celebrate the 150th  anniversary of the  birth of Cuban  national
          hero Jose Marti: CO0J (8-9 February), CO0O (8-9 March), CO0S  (11-13
          April), CO0E (10-11 May), CO0M (14-15 June), CO0A (12-13 July), CO0R
          (9-10 August),  CO0T (13-14  September), CO0I  (11-12 October).  All
          QSOs will be confirmed automtically via bureau. A special award will
          be issued to  those who will  work all  of the  nine stations.  [TNX
D4     - UA3TT will  participate  in  the CQ/RJ  WW  WPX  RTTY  Contest  (8-9
          February) as D44AC (SOSB - 10 metres, LP) from the D44TT/D4B contest
          station. QSL via RW3TN. [TNX NG3K]
FG     - Marco, IK1ACX reports he will be active  (on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20  and
          40 metres) as FG/IK1ACX from Guadeloupe on 12-23 February.
FM     - Ed, AJ6V will be active as  FM5BH from Martinique (NA-107) on  11-18
          February, includin a SOAB entry  in the ARRL  DX CW Contest.  Before
          and after the  contest he will  concentrate on SSB.  QSL via  W3HNK.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
HP     - Jean-Michel, F6AJA from "Les Nouvelles DX  reports that Joel,  F5PAC
          is returning to  Panama from  23 February  until 24  March. He  will
          operate from a few IOTA groups as follows:
          25-27 February   NA-170      11-12 March   NA-071
          03-05 March      NA-202      15-16 March   NA-203
          08-09 March      NA-088      19-20 March   NA-072
          His web site is at http://www.qsl.net/f5pac
KG4    - Don W4ZYT/KG4ZK,  Chuck  N8CH/KG4NW, Gordon  KU4EC/KG4EC,  and  Chet
          N6ZO/KG4ZO  will  be  active  from  Guantanamo  on  11-19  February,
          including an  entry in  the ARRL  DX CW  Contest as  KG4DZ (QSL  via
          W4SD). [TNX QRZ-DX]
KH2    - Yuki/JH1NBN, Kaoru/JA3MCA  and Kai/JE3NJZ  will be  active on  160-6
          metres CW,  SSB  and  digital modes  from  Guam  (OC-026)  on  13-17
          February. The calls  will be  K3ZB/KH2 (QSL  via JH1NBN),  W3MCA/KH2
          (QSL via JA3MCA) and N3JZ/KH2 (QSL via JE3NJZ). [TNX JA1ELY]
OZ     - OZ0J, OZ2KL and OZ1ETA will participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest as
          OZ0Q (Multi-Single  HP).  QSL via  bureau  or direct.  Web  page  at
          http://www.oz7ham.dk [TNX OZ0J]
PJ4    - K2NG, K2TW, NO2R will participate in  the ARRL DX CW Contest  (15-16
          February) as  PJ4G (Multi-Single)  from  Bonaire (SA-006).  QSL  via
          WA2NHA. They will be active on  all bands also before and after  the
          contest. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP5    - Look for VP5/K3LP, VP5/WX3B, VP5/N3SB and VP5/N7DD to be active  (on
          160-10 metres CW, SSB and Satellite)  from North Caicos (NA-002)  on
          12-19 February. They will participate in  the ARRL CW DX Contest  as
          VP5LP. QSL direct only via N4ZH. [TNX The Daily DX]
XT     - Fred, G4BWP  is due  to leave  for Burkina  Faso on  10 February  to
          operate with his XT2WP call during  the ARRL DX CW Contest (SOSB  15
          metres). Time permitting beforehand he will be QRV from 11  February
          on 30, 17 and 12 metres  CW, as well as on 6  metres. He expects  to
          QRT on 17 February. QSL via G4BWP. [TNX The Golist]
ZS    -  Phil/G3SWH, David/G3UNA,   Vidi/ZS1EL, Kosie/ZS1SR,   Malcolm/ZS1MC,
          Andrew/ZS1AN and  Hester/ZS1ESU will   be  active  as   ZS1RBN  from
          Robben   Island  (AF-064) on  4-7  April. They  plan  to have    two
          stations active 24 hours a  day on 10-40 metres SSB and CW. QSL  via
          G3SWH,  either  direct  (Phil   Whitchurch,  21  Dickensons   Grove,
          Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5HQ, England) or through the RSGB  bureau.
          [TNX G3SWH]

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

AH3D ---> The three operators were  due to leave  the island at  23 UTC on  4
February. Their schedule was to shut  down around 19 UTC,  but they went  off
the air at about 12 UTC, packed up gear and antennas, and after six hours  of
sleep got back  on the air  using the equipment  at the  local amateur  radio
club. They were able to operate until almost 00 UTC, when they were told  the
airplane was ready to  board. AH3D made  a total of  28,808 QSOs (17744  SSB,
10295 CW, 769 RTTY) in six days of operating. [TNX The Daily DX]

CELTIC CONNECTIONS --->  The GMDX  Group introduces  "Celtic Connections"  to
encourage activity  by all  radio amateurs  worldwide to  contact areas  with
Celtic origins:  Galicia and  Asturias (Spain),  Ireland, Brittany  (France),
Cornwall (England), Isle of Man, Northern  Ireland, Scotland, Wales and  Nova
Scotia (Canada). This "activity weekend" is  to be held on the third  weekend
in April each  year (in 2003  it will start  00:00 UTC on  19 April and  last
until  24.00  UTC  on  the  20th).  Reports  on  activity  are  welcome   and
certificates of participation will be awarded to anyone who submits a report.
Further details from GM3YOR (Drew Givens,  5 Langhouse Place, Inverkip,  PA16
0EW, Scotland, UK) or from the GMDX Group web site  (http://www.gmdx.org.uk).

DXCC HONOR ROLL ---> In order to appear in the next list, that will appear in
August 2003 QST, you must be  current on the DXCC Honor Roll  as of 31  March
2003. Applications  must  be received,  or  postmarked, 31  March.  With  the
addition of Ducie Island in 2002, the minimum number of entities required  is
326, and these include only current  entities. Deleted entities do not  count
towards Honor  Roll. For  Number One  Honor Roll,  the total  is 335  current

NEW AWARD  ---> The  GMDX Group  announces the  new "Celtic  Knot Award"  for
working stations in lands generally agreed to be those of the Celtic peoples,
namely Scotland (GM), Northern Ireland (GI), Ireland (EI), Isle of Man  (GD),
Wales (GW), Cornwall  (G), Brittany (F),  Galicia and Asturias  (EA1) and  to
celebrate its Scottish heritage, Nova Scotia  (VE1). The GMDX Group  sponsors
also the "Worked All Scottish Prefix  Award", which is available to  licenced
amateurs and SWLs  for confirmed/heard contacts  with radio amateur  stations
located in Scotland. Requirements and further information are available  from
the GMDX Group web site (http://www.gmdx.org.uk). [TNX GM3YOR]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Gary, NM7G has not  been manager for James, Z21CA for  a
decade. "I have received no logs  since 1992", he says.  "James is now  9J2CA
and has no manager to my knowledge".

PIRATE ---> OD5CM,  who has  been active  for several  months on  160 and  80
metres CW, appears to be a pirate. RAL President OD5CN states that this  call
"belongs to John  Turner, an American  who left Lebanon  35 years ago".  [TNX

QSL 6W#/F8IXZ --->  Jean-Marc, F8IXZ reports  that all of  the 6W1/F8IXZ  and
6W4/F8IXZ direct cards were sent out  between 31 January and 3 February.  The
remaining  QSOs  have  been  confirmed  automatically  through  the   bureau.
Jean-Marc logged 1350 QSOs during his trip to Senegal in December 2003.

QSL FW8FP ---> The  QSL cards are  expected to arrive  from the printer  this
coming week and Bill, VK4FW will  start processing the requests  immediately.
All mail received has been put in date  order and will be answered the  same.
Please do not send second cards. [TNX VK4FW]

QSL HK6PSG  ---> Due  to the  cost of  the mail  in Colombia,  all QSL  cards
(direct and  bureau) for  Luis, HK6PSG  should be  sent to  his QSL  manager,

QSL K1B (SSB) ---> "I completely understand the problems that many of you are
having  getting  the  SSB   K1B  QSL  cards",   Roman  Thomas,  RZ3AA   says.
"Unfortunately the  mail  situation in  my  country certainly  has  room  for
improvement. In hindsight it was probably not a good choice to use a  Russian
QSL address". Roman and  Dave, K4SV (ex  KW4DA, a K1B  team member) have  now
arranged for a QSL manager in North America to handle K1B SSB QSL cards. Send
your QSL card,  plus SAE and  return postage (SASE  for US  stations) (1  USD
preferred, 1 large IRC accepted) to  K4YL (ex W4SMG): Stephen M. Grose,  P.O.
Box   183,   Flat    Rock,   North   Carolina    28731-0183,   USA    (e-mail
K4YL@Highstream.net). All  cards will  be processed  in  the order  they  are
received and depending on the demand,  some delay might result if  additional
cards have to be printed. Please note that  this QSL route is for DIRECT  SSB
CARDS ONLY: bureau cards still go to RZ3AA, while CW and Digital requests are
still to be sent to YT1AD. [TNX K4SV]

QSL KL7J & VY1JA ---> As of 1 February 2003, Kim Larson, daughter of N3SL, is
the QSL manager  for "J", VY1JA  and Les, KL7J.  She is handling  all of  the
VY1JA cards EXCEPT for Japan, which  remain with Akio,  JA3JM. QSL direct  or
bureau. QSLs for KL7J are via  direct ONLY. The address is  Kim Larson, 22  N
Hidden Acres Dr, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA. The logs of both of these  active
stations,   al    well   as    QSL   instructions,    can   be    found    at
http://www.qsl.net/n3sl/manager.htm [TNX N3SL]

QSL ZL7C ---> "Please be patient regarding the issue of ZL7C QSL cards",  Ken
Holdom, ZL4HU says. The cards have been received and Ken is working on  them.
Do not send 2nd QSL requests, as they cause further delays in processing.

QSL MANAGER OFFERED  ---> Peppe Gerace,  IZ8EBI is willing  to act  as a  QSL
manager   for    one   or    more   stations.    His   web    site   is    at
http://space.virgilio.it/iz8ebi@tin.it/  and   he   can   be   contacted   at

S.I.A. ---> The  Sicilian Islands Award  (SIA) is sponsored  by ARI  Siracusa
(http://siracusanet.it/arisiracusa)  and  is  available  to  either  licenced
amateurs and SWLs. Further  information is available  from the Award  Manager
Salvo Costantino, IT9HLR (e-mail it9hlr@simail.it)

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

XY2A:  Pictures  from  XY2A  are  available  at  http://qth.com/dxshack  [TNX

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HH6/DL7CM   DL7CM       SX1R        SV1XV
5T5HC       JA0HC       HH6/DM2AYO  DM2AYO      T31MY       OM2SA
6J2AC       EA5OL       HK6DOS      EA5KB       T88RH       JA5ROH
7Q7LA       G0IAS       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       T88TM       JA5AUC
7Q7QB       G0IAS       HS0/OZ1HET  OZ1ACB      TU5JD       IK2IQD
9K2AI       N9NU        II1D        IZ1CCE      UE6YAA      UA6YW
9N7YJ       LA5YJ       J3/DJ7RJ    DJ7RJ       UO60SB      RW6HS
A41KJ       N5FTR       J37LR       VE3EBN      UP57EX      RW6HS
A45WD       YO9HP       J75PL       AA1M        UP58EX      RW6HS
A51B        W0GJ        J79RJ       DJ7RJ       UQ1EDX      RW6HS
AH3D        OH2BH       JW0HU       SP3WVL      V2/K4UP     K4UP
AM9CE       EA9CE       KG4IZ       WA5PAE      V31KQ       pirate
C6AGN       W1DIG       KG4MO       K4ZLE       V31YN       DJ4KW
C6APX       KC4PX       KH6XT       N9NU        V51XG       DL8AL
CN8NK       EA5XX       MM0XAU      DJ6AU       VP6EM       W2SN
CO2CI       WD4OIN      N4BQW/KH9   KB6NAN      VP8CSA      DL1SDN
CO8CY       EA5KB       OD5/OK1MU   OK1TN       XE2AC       EA5OL
CO8EJ       EA5KB       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      XF1K        N6AWD
CO8LY       EA7ADH      P40RH       W6FRH       XT2ATI      EA4YK
CP6XE       IK6SNR      PJ5/K3RGD   WA2NHA      XY5D        JH6QIL
CT3FN       HB9CRV      PR0F        W5SJ        XY6J        JH6QIL
CU2AA       KZ5RO       RO4M        RN4LP       YA/F6EAY    F6ITD
D88S        DS4CBN      RP4AMK      UA4ACP      YB0GJS      N9NU
ER60SB      ER1DA       S21YV       KX7YT       YE0X        YB0AJR
EY8MM       K1BV        SN8M        SP8MI       ZS03CWC     ZS1AU
FM5GU       KU9C        ST2X        PA5NT       ZX3S        PY3CQ

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

4S7NE     Nelson Ranasinghe, 18 Katana Housing Scheme, Demanhandiya 11270,
           Sri Lanka
DL2GAC    Bernhard Stefan, Moeggenweiler Str. 18, 88677 Markdorf, Germany
DS4CNB    Lee Dae Ryung, P.O Box 30, Tongyung 650-600, South Korea
EA4YK     Ricardo J. Hartasanchez, P.O.Box 41079, 28080 Madrid, Spain
ER1DA     Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD-2071, Moldova
G0IAS     Allan Hickman, The Conifers, High Street, Elkesley, Retford, DN22
           8AJ Notts, UK
G3UOF     M.R. Wadsworth, 67 Station Road, Bardney, Lincoln LN3 5UD, England
IT9NVA    Vincenzo Altamura, P.O. Box 216, 96100 Siracusa - SR, Italy
IZ1CCE    Carlo Sobrito, Via I Maggio 9, 10051 Avigliana - TO, Italy
JS6PXB    Mat Hosokawa, 2-39-3-306 Aragusuku, Ginowan City, Okinawa 901-2201,
KB6NAN    Dianna R. Killeen, P.O. Box 911, Pescadero, CA 94060-0911, USA
LA5YJ     Hugo Bjorn Ark, Rute 504, Reinsvoll, N-2840 Norway
N6AWD     Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
N9NU      Tim Dickerson, 900 Vincent Drive, Sandwich, IL 60548, USA
OM2SA     George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia
PA5NT     Gerben A. Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, The
RN4LP     Vladislav Lakeev, P.O. Box 208, Dimitrovgrad 433512, Russia
RU3SD     Vasily Bardin, P.O. Box 1, Ryazan 390000, Russia
RZ3EC     Eugene Shelkanovtcev, P.O. Box 70, Orel 302028, Russia
SM5DJZ    Jan Hallenberg, Vassunda Andersberg, SE-741 91 Knivsta, Sweden
SP8MI     Wojciech W. Gello, P.O. Box 27, PL 38-700 Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland
SV2ASP/A  Monk Apollo, Docheiariou Monastery, 63087 Dafni, Mount Athos,
UR3UN     Sergei Petlevanny, P.O. Box 3, Fastov-5, 08505, Ukraine
VK4FW     Bill Horner, P.O. Box 1343, Maroochydore, 4558, Australia
W5SJ      Bill Priakos, 424 Garrison, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901, USA
YO9HP     Alex Panoiu, Pleasa, Prahova, RO-2038, Romania

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