425 DX News issue #616

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                              425 DX News #616
                              21 February 2003
                          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
                        (e-mail i121171@425dxn.org)

8P      - Look for 8P9NX to be active  (mainly on RTTY and CW) from  Barbados
           (NA-021) between 21 February and 6 March. QSL via W0SA. [TNX VA3RJ]
8P      - W2SC will participate  in the ARRL  DX SSB Contest  (1-2 March)  as
           8P5A (SOAB HP) from Barbados. QSL via NT1N. [TNX NG3K]
8Q      - Ivan, 8Q7VR has  been active from  the Maldives  (AS-013) since  16
           February and will be there until May. QSL via UR9IDX. [TNX RL3AW]
9A      - Boro, 9A3KB and Emir, 9A6AA will be active (on 40, 20 and 15 metres
           SSB) from  the  lighthouse  of  Plicina  Paklena  (LH-0708)  on  22
           February and from the lighthouse of Barbaran (LH-1018) on the 23rd.
           After that, they plan  to operate from  Sv. Nikola Island  (EU-110,
           IOCA CI-118). QSL via home calls. [TNX VA3RJ]
C9      - Depending on local  situation, Reinhard, DL6DQW  will be active  as
           C98RF from Mocambique  Island (AF-088) on  21-24 February and  from
           Quirimba Island (AF-061) between 25 February and 3 March.. QSL  via
           DL6DQW. [TNX NG3K]
CE      - The 3G5Q operators  [425DXN 615]  have been  granted permission  to
           start their activity from Quiriquina Island (SA-070, ARLS  CHI-025)
           a few hours earlier than  originally planned and  now they hope  to
           become QRV around 21 UTC on  21 February. They will try to  operate
           also on RTTY or  PSK31 and to  install a dipole  for 160 metres  in
           order to be  active during the  CQ 160M SSB  Contest. Logs will  be
           available at http://www.qsl.net/3g5q after  the operation. QSL  via
           XQ5SM (P.O. Box 2841, Concepcion, Chile).
CE      - Ferdy, CE4FXY will participate in the  ARRL DX SSB Contest as  CE4Y
           on 10 metres HP. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
CN      - Look for W7EJ  to participate in  the ARRL DX  SSB Contest as  CN2R
           from Morocco (SOAB HP). QSL via W7EJ. [TNX NG3K]
DU      - Ken, G3OCA  reports that  due to  some  delays with  the  licencing
           authority the callsigns  for the  March operation  from OC-120  and
           OC-092 [425DXN 613] have changed. The  new calls will be 4D2C  from
           Cuyo Island  (OC-120, 14-17  March) and  4D2B from  Babuyan  Island
           (OC-092,  20-26  March).  Two  DU  pilot  stations  will   announce
           frequency/mode/times on cluster for the duration of the operation -
           "this we  hope  will maximise  the  openings to  Europe  and  North
           America". QSL via G3OCA  either direct or  through the RSGB  bureau
           (cards for Russian stations will be handled by UA4SKW).
EA8     - Operators fron the Gran Canaria DX Group will be active on SSB  and
           CW as EA8OK/p from the lighthouse at Punta Sardina (ARLHS  CAI-055,
           FEA D-2816) on  23 February. QSL  via bureau or  direct to  EA8AKN.
           [TNX EA8AKN]
EA8     - Look for EA8/OH6XX (SOSB  15 metres) and EA8/OH9MM (SOSB 20 metres)
           to participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest from the Canary  Islands.
           QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
F       - Marc, F6HQP  expects to  operate as  F6HQP/P  from the  islands  of
           Ratonneau (EU-095, DIFM ME-03) and/or Pomegues (EU-095, DIFM ME-16)
           on 23-24 February. QSL via bureau. [TNX La Gazette du DX]
FO_aus  - Antoine, FO5RK reports he is planning to be active again from  Rapa
           Island (OC-051), Austral Islands on 1-20 March during his  holidays
           (which means more time to spend on the radio).
H4      - Bernhard, DL2GAC/H44MS has been back in  the Solomon Islands  since
           21 February and expects to  remain there for  the next two  months.
           During the next week he will  reduce his activity while  recovering
           from malaria ("I do hope the worst is over, but I still feel weak",
           he says). Our best wishes to him.
HR      - Henry/HR2HM,    Eduardo/HR2EMC,    Cesar/HR2CPS,     Carlos/HR2CSB,
           Byron/HR5LBR, Rene/HR5RJC and Manuel/HR5MJC will be active as  HQ8V
           from Cayos  Vivorillos (Gracias  a Dios  Department group,  NA-???)
           from around 22 UTC on 21 March  through around 12 UTC on the  24th.
           They will operate  mainly on 40,  20, and  15 metres  SSB. QSL  via
           HR2CPS (Cesar  Pio Santos  Andino, P.O.  Box 747,  21105 San  Pedro
           Sula, Cortes, Honduras). [TNX HR2CPS]
JA      - Look for JS6QVP (QSL via JI5USJ),  JS6QVQ (QSL via JI5RPT) and  and
           JI5RPT/6 (QSL via home call) to be active (on 160-6 metres CW, SSB,
           RTTY and PSK31)  from the Daito  Islands (AS-047)  [425DXN 611]  on
           4-11 March. Cards  can be sent  either direct or  through the  JARL
           bureau. More information is available at
           http://www.aa.alpha-net.ne.jp/ji5rpt/as-047/ [TNX JI6KVR]
KP2     - Tony, N2TK will be operating at WP2Z  (QSL via KU9C) for  the  ARRL
           DX SSB Contest. Before and after  the contest he will be active  as
           N2TK/NP2  (QSL via home call). [TNX N2TK]
LU      - Mariano, LU4EJ will be active as LU4EJ/D from Martin Garcia  Island
           (SA-055) on  20-22 March.  Suggested  frequencies are  3680,  7090,
           14200, 21300,  28460 and  50110 kHz.  QSL via  LU4EJ either  direct
           (Mariano Viva, Independencia 1193, Mar  del Plata 7600,  Argentina)
           or through the bureau. [TNX LU4EJ]
OZ      - Look for  Jakob,  OZ7AEI/P to  be  active from  the  lighthouse  of
           Griseta odde (DEN-075, DLS-030) on 22  February starting around  15
           UTC on +/- 14270 kHz. QSL via bureau or direct. [TNX OZ7AEI]
PJ      - K1NA plans  to be active  as PJ5/K1NA or  PJ5NA from St.  Eustatius
           (NA-145) during  the ARRL  DX SSB  Contest. It  will be  a  "casual
           effort" in  the SOAB category. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
V2      - Doug, W3CF (V26DX) and  a group of  Team Antigua operators  (namely
           Jay/WX0B, Jim/N2EA, Irwin/KD3TB  and Sharon/N5CK)   will activate
           V26DX as   a Multi Two  entry for 2003  ARRL DX   SSB Contest  from
           Antigua. They plan  to be on the air by 26 February. QSL V26DX  via
           KU9C. [TNX NG3K]
W       - Several    members     of    the     Magnolia    DX     Association
           (http://www.mdxa.org) will  be  active  as  K5C  from  Cat  Island
           (NA-082, USI  MS002S) on  4-6 April.  They  will operate  on  10-80
           metres CW and SSB from multiple stations. QSL via K2FF. The K5C QSL
           cards for  the  September 2002  operation  [425DXN 592]  have  been
           received from  the  printer  and  all  direct  requests  have  been
           answered and put into the mail on 13 February. Future requests will
           continue to  be answered  the same  way  received. "Cards  for  the
           upcoming trip will be ordered in  advance", Randy, W5UE says,  "and
           we hope to be able to  answer direct requests  within weeks of  the
           end of the expedition".
ZF      - John, K0DQ  will participate in  the ARRL DX  SSB Contest as  ZF2DQ
           (SOAB HP) from ZF2NT's QTH in the Cayman Islands (NA-016). On 26-28
           February, while preparing for the contest,  he plans to operate  on
           12 and 17 metres. QSL via K0DQ. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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

GACW KEY DAY  ---> The GACW  KD will take  place from 18  UTC on 22  February
through 6  UTC  on the  23rd.  This  is  not a  contest,  but  an  event  for
encouraging amateur radio  operators to log  as many QSOs  as possible  using
their straight keys. More information at http://gacw.no-ip.org

HOLYLAND CONTEST --->  The results of  the Holyland  DX Contest  2002 can  be
found   on    the    Israel   Amateur    Radio    Club's    web    site    at
http://www.iarc.org/contest. This  year the  Contest will  take place  on  19
April, from 00.00 UTC through 24 UTC. [TNX 4Z4KX]

IR4X ---> Due  to a bureaucratic  misunderstanding, the  Monte Capra  Contest
Team - formerly  IQ4A and IR4A  [425DXN 615] -  has had to  change again  its
callsign. The new call is IR4X and it will be used starting from the ARRL  DX
SSB Contest on 1-2 March. The QSL route for either IR4A (for the 2003 ARRL DX
CW Contest *only*) and IR4X is via IK4QJH. [TNX I4VEQ]

QSL CO3CJ ---> Peppe, IZ8EBI (http://space.virgilio.it/iz8ebi@tin.it) is  the
new QSL manager for Juan Carlos,  CO3CJ. Cards can be  sent either direct  or
through the bureau. [TNX IZ8EBI]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Being retired, Bob Smith, W0VU has "lots of time  to
do cards" and is willing to  act as a QSL manager for  one or more  stations.
Bob can be contacted at rsmith55@iland.net

QSL VIA I3BQC ---> Vittorino, I3BQC  reports that he  has neither direct  nor
bureau backlog for any of his past operations.

QSL VIA W1TE ---> The following are  now being handled by Charley, W1TE  (QSL
either direct or through  the bureau): UU0JM  (all operations), UU7J/P  (IOTA
Contest 2002 from EU-180), UU7J (all operations starting this year).  On-line
logs are available at  http://www.w1te.com/search.html (additional UU0JM  and
UU7J logs will be added as they are received). Charley is not the manager for
V47NS (QSLs at this time continue  to go to W9NY), but  he handles the  cards
and post the logs. [TNX W1TE]

ST2X ---> There  is a possibility  that Gerben,  PA5NT/ST2X will  go back  to
Sudan after  16 March.  Latest information  and  final announcement  will  be
available at  http://www.dx.to/ For  the time  being, "The  ST2X Story"  with
results of Gerben's recent  activity can be  found at the  URL above (it  can
also be downloaded as .pdf file).

WARD AWARD --->  The WARD (World  Amateur Radio Day)  Award commemorates  the
World Amateur Radio Day celebrated by IARU  on 18 April each year. The  award
is sponsored by  MK QTC (the  Polish Amateur Radio  Journal) with the  Polish
Amateur Radio Union's support, and it is issued to licenced amateurs and SWLs
for contacts made/heard  between 00.00 and  24 UTC on  18 April. For  further
information please e-mail Sylwester Jarkiewicz, SP2FAP at qtc@post.pl

YI1BGD ---> The  Slovak Embassy in  Baghdad has  been closed  down and  Mike,
OM2DX, who was active from YI1BGD,  has left Baghdad.  Steve, OM3JW will  get
the log for Mike's  last days of  operation after his  arrival at home.

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

LOGS:      The AH3D  log search  is now  up and  running: send  an e-mail  to
            ah3d-log@n4gn.com (type your call in the subject line, the body of
            message should be blank) and you will receive a response back,  in
            the form of an e-mail, stating your QSOs that are in the AH3D log.
ROMANIA:   The Romanian  Amateur  Radio Federation  has  a new  web  site  at
            http://www.hamradio.ro - the  YO callbook is  available there,  as
            well as the final results for  the the International  Championship
            of Romania 2002. [TNX N2YO/YO3FWC]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/DK7AO   DL3APO      EA8BH       OH2BH       SX1R        SV1XV
3V8SQ       DL1BDF      ED2TPA      EA5CVN      SY8A        SV8CS
3W3ZZ       JA1EUI      ED5MHE      EA5ZD       T31MY       OM2SA
4J9NM       K2PF        EK60SB      EA7JX       T77CD       I0MWI
4K9W        DL6KVA      EK6DZ       EA7JX       T88AQ       JH6WDG
4L1MA       ON4RU       EM0U        UT7UW       T88DY       JA5SUD
4L8A        OZ1HPS      ES85L       ES6PZ       T88EI       JA5EIY
5B4/RA6LUX  UA6LCW      ES85V       ES6DO       T88RH       JA5ROH
5B4/UA9MA   UA9MA       ES85X       ES7FU       T88TM       JA5AUC
5H9IR       ZS6EZ       EU5F        DL8KAC      TF8GX       K1WY
5N6EAM      IK2IQD      EY8MM       K1BV        TI9MOT      TI6MOT
5T5CPS      JA1CPS      FM5BH       W3HNK       TM3QK       F5UJY
5T5HC       JA0HC       FY5GS       F6FNU       TR8CA       F6CBC
5T5KHT      JK1KHT      HF2VL       SP2PI       TR8SA       F5OGL
5T5PBV      JA1PBV      HK6PSG      EA5OL       TT8FC       EA4AHK
5T5RUZ      JA8RUZ      HP1/DJ7AA   DL6MYL      TZ8FT       F2YT
5T5U        JA1UT       HS0ZDZ      GM4FDM      UA0BD       RW6HS
5T5UPA      JA1UPA      IO4T        IK4XCL      UE6YYW      UA6YW
5V7BR       F5RUQ       J42A        SV2AEL      UK8IZ       IK2QPR
5X1DC       DL7AFS      K3ZB/KH2    JH1NBN      UN7MO       EA7FTR
5X1GS       WB2YQH      KH4/NH6D    N6FF        V25LR       W1LR
6Y0T        K3TEJ       LT1F        LU1FKR      V25WX       W4WX
7Q7LA       G0IAS       LU1FAM      AC7DX       V26EW       N2ED
8Q7CR       DF5JR       LU1NDC      EA7FTR      V31DJ       W1LLU
8S5X        SM5HJZ      LU1ZA       LU2CN       V31DK       N0UGX
9G5GA       DL3GA       LU5FF       EA7JX       V31FG       DL2SWW
9G5ZZ       DL1CW       LX9UN       LX1NJ       V31JP       KA9WON
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      MJ0ASP      F5SHQ       V47DD       K8DD
9Q1A/2      F2YT        MM0XAU      DJ6AU       V47KP       K2SB
9Y4/DL6RAI  DL6RAI      N3JZ/KH2    JE3NJZ      V47WW       AC8W
9Y4/IV3IYH  IK2ILH      OH0R        OH2PM       V51KC       WD4AWO
9Y4TBG      DL4MEH      OH0Z        OH5DX       VK3FY/DU8   EA7JX
A51B        W0GJ        OI3SVM      OH3JF       VK9LBJ      VK2BJ
A71MA       KZ5RO       OX3FV       OZ5FV       VP5/N3SB    N4ZH
C6AGN       W1DIG       OY3QN       OZ1ACB      VP5/WX3B    N4ZH
C6AKQ       N4BP        P29VMS      DL2GAC      VP5LP       N4ZH
C6ALK       K7RE        P3F         5B4AGN      VP8DES      VP8LP
C6AMM       K1CN        P40T        VE3HO       W3MCA/KH2   JA3MCA
C6APX       KC4PX       P49MR       VE3MR       XF1K        N6AWD
C6AQX       WA8SQX      P49V        AI6V        XT2SX       G3SXW
CN2MP       EA9AM       PJ2/N8LGP   W8TTS       XT2WP       G4BWP
CN2R        W7EJ        PJ2T        N9AG        YA1CQ       JA1CQT
CO8EJ       EA5KB       PJ4/K2NG    WA2NHA      YB0IR       W4JS
CO8TW       IZ8CCW      PJ4/NO2R    WA2NHA      YC3BDJ      IZ8CCW
CS6V        DL5AXX      PJ4G        WA2NHA      YN4SU       TI4SU
CX1JJ       EA5KB       PJ5/K3RGD   WA2NHA      YV5LIX      EA7FTR
D2GG        CT1GG       PJ7/KF5LG   ND5S        YV5OHW      EA7FTR
D2YY        CT1YWI      PY0ZFO      W9VA        Z24S        W3HNK
D44AC       RW3TN       R1ANF/P     RK1PWA      ZC4VG       G0UVX
D44TT       4L5A        RO4M        RN4LP       ZF1DZ       VE3DZ
D4B         4L5A        RO4M/6      RN4LP       ZK3HC       DL9HCU
DL2GG/YV5   DL3AMA      S07V        DK2WV       ZS03CWC     ZS1AU
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      SU9BN       EA7FTR      ZS90SAP     ZS6ZYM
E21CJN      W3PP        SU9NC       OM2SA       ZY0T        PY1YB

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

5B4AGC     George Beasley, P.O. Box 61344, 8133 Paphos, Cyprus
9A9R       Vladimir Pavlica, P.O. Box 312, HR-51001 Rijeka, Croatia
BA4DW      David Y. J. Zhou, P.O. Box 040-088, Shanghai, 200040, China
CP6EB      Luis R. Skultety, P.O. Box 291, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
DL1ZBO     Rainer Hilgardt, Hans-Sachs-Weg 38, D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany
DL2GAC     Bernhard Stefan, Moeggenweiler Str. 18, 88677 Markdorf, Germany
DL2SWW     Frank Dreyer, Gartenweg 9, D-19069 Alt Meteln, Germany
EA7FTR     Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva,
EA7JX      Rodrigo Herrera, P.O. Box 47, 41310 Brenes, Sevilla, Spain
F2YT       Paul Herbet, 9 Rue de l'Alouette, 62690 Estree-Cauchy, France
F5PAC      Joel Sutterlin, 1 rue du Rossberg, 68310 Wittelsheim, France
F5RUQ      Thierry Lesnier, 31 rue des Bleuets, 22190 Plerin, France
F6KHS      Radio Club Cyrano, 97 rue neuve d'Argenson, 24100 Bergerac, France
I0MWI      Stefano Cipriani, Via Taranto 60, 00055 Ladispoli - RM, Italy
JA3KAB     Taka K. Shimazu, 10-36 Kizuri 3-chome Higashiosaka, Osaka
            577-0827, Japan
JH6QIL     Shin-Ichi Kusumoto, 1777-289, Nishi-Mochida, Aira-cho, Aira-Gun,
            Kagoshima, 899-5431 Japan
K4YL       Stephen M. Grose, P.O. Box 183, Flat Rock, North Carolina
            28731-0183, USA
KB2FB/DU7  David J. Collins, Pons Garcia Building, CPG Ave, Tagbilaran 6300
            Bohol, Philippines
KL7J       c/o Kim Larson, 22 N Hidden Acres Dr, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA
N6AWD      Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
OH5DX      Ari Korhonen, Kreetalank. 9A1, FIN 29200 Harjavalta, Finland
OM2SA      George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia
OZ7AEI     Jakob Pedersen, Hvamvej 47, DK-7500 Holstebro, Denmark
RN4LP      Vladislav Lakeev, P.O.Box 208, Dimitrovgrad, 433512, Russia
SV1XV      Costas Krallis, P.O.Box 3066, GR-10210 Athens, Greece
SV2AEL     Savas Pavlidis, P.O. Box 22013, Thessaloniki 55310, Greece
TG0AA      C.R.A.G., P.O. Box 115, Correo Central, Guatemala City 01001,
UA0BA      Andrej N. Moiseev, P.O. Box 645, Norilsk, 663317, Russia
UA1RJ      Yuri G. Sinitso, Box 10, 160000 Vologda, Russia
UA6LCW     Serge Belikov, P.O.Box 504, Rostov-on-Don, 344002, Russia
UN2O       Leo. V. Welikanov, P.O. Box 1, Atyrau 465002, Kazakhstan
UT7UW      Yuri Zaskaleta, P.O. Box B-32, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
VE3HO      Garth Hamilton, P.O. Box 1156, Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0, Canada
VY1JA (*)  c/o Kim Larson, 22 N Hidden Acres Dr, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA
W9AE       Wayne Estes, 18673 W. Meadow Lane, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA
Z35M       Vladimir Kovaceski, P.O. Box 10, Struga 6330, Macedonia
ZS6ZYM     Jan Swanepoel, P.O. Box 14393, Zuurfontein 1912, South Africa

(*)  JAs via JA3JM

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