425 DX News issue #621click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins
425 DX News #621
29 March 2003
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH
Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information
(e-mail email@example.com - BBS I1JQJ@I1YLM.IPIE.ITA.EU)
Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
3D2 - Andre, GM3VLB reports he will be active as 3D2LB from Beachcomber
Island (OC-121), Fiji on 26-30 May. QSL direct only to home call.
4X - Guenter, OE1GZA will be active on 10-20 metres as 4Z8GZ from Tel
Aviv, Israel on 4 and probably also on 5 April. QSL via home call.
5Z - Look for Tom, DL2RUM/5Z4BL and Jan, DJ8NK/5Z4BK to be active on CW,
SSB and RTTY from Kenya from 30 March to 12 April. No operation on
6, 30 and 160 metres. QSL via home calls. [TNX DJ8NK]
8P - Richard, G3RWL will be active (on 10-40 metres, plus 80 and 6 metres
if he can arrange the antennas) as 8P6DR from Barbados (NA-021) on
5-20 April. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q - Riccardo, IZ5EBL and Rossella, IZ5BRO will be active (on 10-40
metres SSB with some CW and PSK31) as 8Q7RL and 8Q7RC from the
Maldives (AS-013) on 13-21 April. QSL via home calls.
C9 - Look for Max, IZ4DPV (C93CM) and Filippo, IK4ZHH (C93FF) to be
active from Mozambique from 20 April to 4 May. They plan to operate
on 10-80 metres SSB and CW (possibly RTTY and 6 metres as well) and
to participate in the ARI DX Contest (3-4 May). QSL via home calls
either direct or through the bureau. [TNX IZ4DPV]
CT3 - Ben, DJ8FW will be active (on 15-80 metres CW, RTTY/PSK31 as time
permits) as CT3AS from Madeira on 9-21 April. QSL via home call.
CX - Daniel Rivero, CX2TG reports that CV1T will be aired during the CQ
WW WPX SSB Contest this weekend and from the lighthouse at Cabo
Polonio between 12 and 30 April. QSL via EA5KB.
DU - Frank, VE7DP will be making a short visit to the Philippines during
April and some of his partners from the 2001 activations will be
joining him again. Destinatins of interest are OC-126, also OC-202
or OC-207. Most of their activity will take place on 6-18 April.
More information will follow. [TNX VE7DP]
FO - Jean-Baptiste, F8DQL will be active (on +/- 28030, 21030 and 14030
kHz) as FO/F8DQL from Tahiti (OC-046, DIFO FO-002), French Polynesia
on 3-25 May. He also plans to go and operate from Moorea (OC-046,
DIFO FO-010) during that time frame. QSL via home call either direct
(Jean-Baptiste Jacquemard, 241 boulevard Voltaire, F-75011 Paris,
France) or through the REF bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GU - A group of operators from Scout Radio Club SP5ZCC (namely SP5UAF,
SP5LCC, SP5MBQ and SP5ULC/M0ULC) will be active from Guernsey
(EU-114) on 2-8 April. They will operate as MU/SP5UAF, MU/SP5LCC,
MU/SP5MBQ and MU0ULC (the latter to be used during the SP DX
Contest). QSL for all via SP5ZCC, preferably via bureau. [TNX
I - Alberto/IK5FTV, Giuseppe/IK5CBE and others will be active on 160-6
metres as IP1A from Palmaria Island (not IOTA, IIA SP-001) on 4-7
April. The web page for the operation is at
http://firstname.lastname@example.org [TNX IK5FTV]
I - Special event call IR3IDO will be aired between 24 May and 15 June
for the 75th anniversary of the North Pole expedition led by general
Nobile. As many will recall, radio was instrumental in the search
and rescue operation for the expeditioners who had survived the
airship "Italia" disaster. QSL via IK3OYY either direct (Fabrizio
Bottaro, Via A. Manzoni 4, 35041 Battaglia Terme - PD, Italy) or
through the bureau). [TNX IK3OYY]
JA - Look for Samy, JR8KJR/8 to be active (on 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 40 and
80 metres) from Rebun Island (AS-147) on 1-4 April. QSL via JR8KJR
either direct or through the bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA - Due to a change in the ferry schedule, Toshi, JM1PXG/6 will be
active from Tokara Kuchino-shima (AS-049) [425DXN 619] until around
00.00 UTC on 5 May. Operations are due to start on the 3rd. QSL via
home call. [TNX JI6KVR]
J3 - Hugo, HB9AFH and Uli, HB9CGA will be active, possibly as J3/HB9CGA,
from Grenada (NA-024) on 12-23 April. They plan to operate on 10-80
metres mainly CW with some SSB. QSL via HB9CGA, either direct or
through the bureau. [TNX DJ5AV]
J7 - Jon, AA1K and Jeanie, AB1P will be active from Dominica (NA-101) on
5-12 April. They plan to operate on 160-6 metres, especially CW on
the WARC bands. Callsigns unknown, but QSL via home calls. [TNX The
JA - Look for Nobu, JQ1EYN/6 to be active from Kamaka, Okinawa Islands
(AS-017) on 27-28 April. Hi main frequencies will be 21260 and 7030
kHz, but he plans to be QRV also on other HF bands as well as on 6
metres. QSL via home call either direct or through the JARL bureau.
Web site at http://www.chinenmarine.co.jp/local/komaka.htm [TNX
KH2 - Look for Yoshi, JE2EHP to be active (on 80-6 metres SSB and CW) as
K1HP/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) on 11-14 April. QSL via JE2EHP
(preferably through the bureau). [TNX JE2EHP]
KH3 - The Daily DX reports that John, KH3/KT6E will be on Johnston Island
"until sometime this summer". He operates in his free time with 100
watts and a long wire. QSL via the address at www.qrz.com
PY - Luc, PY8AZT reports the 27 March-3 April ZY8C operation from Caviana
Island (SA-042) [425DXN 618] has been cancelled. The operation from
Mexiana (SA-042) [425DXN 613] is still expected to take place on
21-25 May (web page at http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/mexianaisland).
S0 - Marq/CT1BWW, Fernando/EA1BT, Juan Carlos/EA2RC, Toni/EA5RM,
Julio/EA5XX, Max/I8NHJ, Jordan/KD7RCD, Doug/N6TQS, Mahafud/S01MZ,
Hrane/YT1AD and Miki/YU1AU will be active as S05X from Western
Sahara on 15-21 April. They plan to operate 24 hours a day on all
bands 6 metres included CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Special attention
will be paid to the low bands, as well as to openings towards the US
West Coast. QSL via EA4URE; questions and comments to
email@example.com [TNX EA5XX]
T8 - Bill, T88BA is scheduled to go to all of the south-west Islands of
Palau (Sonsorol, Pulo Anna, Meriil and Tobi/Hatohobei, all OC-248)
for a week leaving 24 April, depending on local weather conditions.
He plans to be QRV around 14004 kHz CW and 14320 Khz SSB, with
possibly some 15m activity. Bill says that this time his workload
should be light so there should be a good bit of time for operating,
but unfortunately he cannot specify operating times. QSL via G4OHX.
UA - Victor, RV3YR and other operators from the Fifth Ocean Flight
Amateur Radio Club (http://www.qsl.net/5ocean) will operate special
station RP3YGA from Brjansk region on 5-12 May, CQ-M International
DX Contest included. QSL direct only to RV3YR. [TNX RV3YR]
UA - Vlad, UA1RG and other operators from Radio Club Vologda plan to be
active with two stations as R1PQ from Novaya Zemlya (EU-035) for ten
days between 15 July and 15 August. Further information is expected
in due course. [TNX UA1RJ]
V6 - Joe (I2YDX) and Robert (IK2WXZ) report V60A and V60Z have been
issued to them in addition to their announced calls (V63DT and
V63ZR) [425DXN 620]. They will be active as V60A and V60Z from
Nukuoro Atoll (OC-???) on 29 March until 1 April. On 3 April, on
their way back to Pohnpei, they will stop for few hours at Oroluk
(OC-???). They expect to tbe there from around 00.00 UTC until 6.00
UTC, but they will try to do their best and remain QRV until around
8 UTC in order to give Europe the best chance. They also plan to be
active as V63DT and V63ZR from Mokwil (OC-226) on 6-7 April. QSL via
VE - Andre/GM3VLB, Alex/G0DHZ and Niall/VP8NJS will be active as
VE7/homecall from the following British Columbia islands: Denman
(NA-036) on 4-5 June, Malcolm (NA-091) on 5-7 June, Campbell
(NA-061) on 8-9 June, Denny (NA-061) on 9-11 June and Thetis
(NA-075) on 12-14 June. [TNX GM3VLB]
VE - Mike, K9AJ and possibly another operator will be in the Nunavut
region (VY0) of Northern Canada in July and are planning to activate
Somerset Island (NA-???) and Southampton Island (NA-007). Further
information is expected in due course. [TNX K9AJ]
VK9_xms- Due to the many expeditions to Christams Islands that are scheduled
to take place in 2003, Steve, VK3OT/VK3SIX [425DXN 613] says he will
concentrate his 7-21 April VK9XI activity on CW for HF and 6 metres
with an extended schedule.
Details http://members.datafast.net.au/electronics/path.htm; logs
will be online at http://www.qsl.net/vk4cp/vk9xi/logbook.htm
VK9_xms- Four members of Yamato ARC (JA1ZEK) will be active from Christmas
Island (OC-002) from 26 April to 2 May. Look for VK9XC (Karl,
JA3MCA), VK9XE (Kuni, JA8VE), VK9XK (Sasi, JA1KJW) and VK9XY (Mat,
JA1JQY) to operate on 160-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY with four
stations. Suggested frequencies are 1822, 3507, 7007, 10007, 14007,
18077, 21007, 24897, 28007 and 50110 (CW); 3799, 7080, 14170, 18130,
21270, 24940, 28470 and 50110 (SSB); 14080 and 21080 (RTTY). A
becaon will be activated on 50110 kHz. QSL via home calls. [TNX
XZ - Frank, DL4KQ (XY4KQ) [425DXN 619] will be staying in Myanmar from 1
to 15 April. On 2-4 April he will be in Yangoon, then he will move
to Chaungtha and remain there from the 6th to the 14th. Frank plans
to be active on 10-80 metres (maybe on 6 metres as well) SSB and CW.
During this time frame (actual dates will depend on local situation)
he will take a side trip and operate for four days from the
Yangon/Irrawaddy/Pegu Region group (AS-???). QSL via DL4KQ, direct
or bureau. Updates will be posted on http://www.dx-pedition.de [TNX
YS - Holger/DL7IO and Birgit/DL7IQ will be operating as HU1M for the
whole period of their stay in El Salvador (i.e. not only for the CQ
WW WPX SSB Contest), until 11 April [425DXN 619]. On 5-6 April they
will be active as HU1M/3 Meanguera Island (NA-190). The dates for
the side trip to NA-060 (Honduras) are not known, however they plan
to operate as either HQ4M or HR4/homecall. QSLs via DK7AO. [TNX OPDX
ZC4 - Bill, G4EHT will be visiting his son Dez, ZC4DW between 14 and 28
April. Bill will be on a family holiday but hopes to schedule in
some time on HF CW. He will be operating from the Eastern Sovereign
Base club using their club callsign ZC4ESB. Please be patient with
Bill as he has not worked pile-ups for many years. QSL via G4EHT:
Bill Watson, 7 Darwin Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7ET,
England. [TNX ZC4DW]
ZS - Announced frequencies for the ZS1RBN operation from Robben Island
are +/- 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 KHz SSB;
+/- 3530, 7026, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 KHz CW.
The team (Phil/G3SWH, David/G3UNA, Vidi/ZS1EL, Kosie/ZS1SR,
Malcolm/ZS1MC and Andrew/ZS1AN) plans to have two stations on the
air on a 24 hours a day basis. One station will operate SSB and one
will operate CW on 10-80 metres. Operations are due to start around
14 UTC on 4 April until 6 UTC on the 7th. Robben Island (AF-064) is
listed amongst the top 500 most wanted IOTA groups in the latest
IOTA Directory; additionally, the lighthouse on the island counts
for ARLH SAF-023. QSL via G3SWH. [TNX G3SWH and ZS1AN]
CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (29-30 March):
5B - RA0AM, RA9JX, RW4WR, RW9UP, RZ9OA, RZ9UA, UA9OTM and UA9UR as P3A
(Multi-???) from Cyprus. QSl via W3HNK.
9M2 - GM4YXI, G4ZFE and G3TMA as 9M2RPN (Multi-Two) from West Malaysia. QSL
route at qrz.com
AP - Willy, 9A4NA/T98N will participate in the contest using Asad's, AP2AUM
call. QSL via 9A4NA (Zeljko Curkovic, Vukovarska 125, HR-21000 Split,
CE - Announced operations from Chile include:
- CE4FXY as CB4Y (http://www.qsl.net/cb4y) on 10 metres High Power.
QSL via home call.
- Ferdi, XQ5SM as CB5A (SOAB Low Power) from Chile. QSL via XQ5SM.
CN - W7EJ as CN2R (SOAB HP) from Morocco. QSL via W7EJ.
CT - CT1EAT, CT1ERK, CT1ETE, CT1GQN and CT2IAF as CS6RPA (Multi-Single)
from Mendro Mount in Alentejo, South Portugal. QSL via CT1EAT.
CT3 - Nine operators from Madeira (namely CT3BD, CT3DL, CT3EE, CT3EN, CT3HK,
CT3IA, CT3IQ, CT3KU and CT3KY) as CQ9K (Multi-Single). QSL via CT3EE,
or CT3BD, or CT3DL.
D4 - Carlos, D44AC will partecipate in the contest on SOSB 20 metres. QSL
via home call.
EA9 - Jim, N6TJ as EA9LZ (SOAB). QSL via VE3HO (this operation only).
FM - Announced operations from Martinique (NA-107) include:
- Joachim, FM5FJ as SOSB (15 metres); QSL via KU9C.
- Al, F5VHJ (NH7A) as TM5A (SOAB); QSL via F5VHJ.
GD - G0HSS, G3NKC, G4MJS, G4XUM and M0BEW as MD4K from the Isle of Man
(EU-116). QSL via G3NKC.
HI - HI3CCP, HI3HCE, HI3TEJ and HI8ROX as HI3CCP (Multi-Single) from the
Dominican Republic. QSL via AD4Z.
I - Announced opertaions from Italy include:
- Alfredo, IK7JWX as IO7J. QSL via home call.
- Giorgio, IZ2BHQ as IR2G. QSL via home call.
- Giuseppe, IT9BLB as IU9S (SOSB 20m HP). QSL via IT9BLB.
LU - Announced operations from Argentina include:
- Walt/LU8NA and Ed/LU1NDC as LU1NDC (Multi-Single). QSL via EA7FTR.
- A group of 15 operators as L71F (Multi-Multi). QSL via AC7DX.
LX - LX1TI, LX1AQ, LX1RQ, LX1KQ, LX1JH, PY3IQ, OH2PQ, DL1LE and DK2OY as
LX4B (Multi-Two) from Luxembourg. This is the 10th anniversary of
LX4B, the Joke and Fun Contest Team (http://www.qsl.net/lx4b). QSL via
P4 - John, KK9A as P40A from Aruba (SA-036). QSL via WD9DZV.
PJ2 - Steve/N8BJQ and Bob/N8NR from Curacao as PJ2T and PJ2C respectively.
QSL for both via N9AG.
PY - Announced operations from Brazil include:
- Mario, PP5MQ as PS5S (SOSB 10m LP). QSL via home call.
- Ton, PY2YU as PX2W (SOSB 10m). QSL via home call.
SV - Costas, SV1XV as SX1R. QSL via home call either direct (Costas
Krallis, P.O.Box 3066, GR-10210 Athens, Greece) or through the bureau.
TI - Phil/N0KE, William/N0ZA, William/TI2WGO and Carlos/TI5KD as TI5N
(Multi-Multi HP) from Costa Rica. QSL via W3HNK.
UA - Allen, N5XZ as R9/N9XZ from Zone 18 in Asiatic Russia. This will be a
multi-op entry along with RA9JP and RW9QW/9. QSL via N5XZ.
V3 - Jay, K0BCN as V31MX (SOSB 15m LP) from Caye Caulker (NA-073), Belize.
QSL via home call.
VP2E - Sheila/N5HGB, Gordon/N5AU and Ray/KC5EA as VP2E (Multi-Single) from
Anguilla (NA-022). QSL via N5AU.
VP5 - William/KX4WW, Bruce/W4OV and Charles/W4SAA as VP5WW (Multi-Single)
from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks and Caicos Islands. QSL via KX4WW.
YB - Stan, OK1JR as YB0AJR (SOAB). QSL via OK1JN.
Do not forget to give a look to the list of announced operations maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
NOT THE MANAGER ---> Jose, EA5KW has been receiving for one month now QSL
cards requests for stations from Colombia, Venezuela, Chile and other South
American countries. He says he is not and has never been the QSL manager for
operators in South America.
PIRATE (A4WD) ---> Alex, A45WD (YO9HP) reports that on 23 March around 20.10
UTC someone pirated his call on 30 metres. Alex says he was not QRV at that
time, and above all 30 metres are not allowed in Oman.
PIRATE (ON4RO) ---> Guy, ON4RO is receiving QSLs for RTTY contacts never made
by him. He only works CW and SSB and apparently someone has been pirating his
call on RTTY for quite some time.
PIRATE (TT8FC) ---> Paco, EA4AHK (firstname.lastname@example.org) has received several QSL
cards for CW contacts made with TT8FC. Please note that Francisco, TT8FC does
not work on that mode. [TNX N2OO]
QSL D44TT & D4B ---> 4L5A and EY8MM have asked Ted Melinosky, K1BV to handle
cards for these operations. Ted currently has the February-March 2003 logs
for D44TT and is awaiting those for D4B. He does not have cards yet, but he
hopes to get them shortly. QSL either direct or through the bureau. [TNX
QSL VIA N9NU ---> Tim, N9NU reports he has taken over direct and bureau QSL
services for 9K2AI and A92GQ. Online logs can be found at
QSL VIA Z35M ---> Vlado reports that all direct requests for ZA/Z35M and Z35M
received by 22 March have been answered. Cards should be sent to Vladimir
Kovaceski, P.O. Box 10, Struga 6330, Macedonia. [TNX IZ8CCW]
VISALIA 2003 ---> The International DX Convention at Visalia, California will
take place on 2-4 May 2003. Details and registration information are
available at http://www.ncdxc.org/Ncdxc/Convention/index.htm
WRTC2002 QSL CARDS, T-SHIRTS & PLAQUES ---> All OJ1 through OJ8 QSL cards are
printed and ready for release. Those who still like to obtain their QSLs
direct should send their request so that it reaches OH2JTE (Toni Linden,
Ohratie 16E218, 01370 Vantaa, Finland) by 15 April.
The plaque and T-shirt winners as well as Early Bird submission winners can
be viewed at http://www.n4gn.com/wrtc/
T-shirt winners are requested to select their size and inform Ari, OH5DX
(email@example.com); if no further information is received by 1 April, XL-size
T-shirt will be mailed. If your postal address has changed over the past 12
months, you may wish to inform OH5DX accordingly.
YB0AJR ---> This is Stan Matejicek, OK1JR (http://www.ok1jr.com/) who will be
staying at the Czech Embassy in Jakarta for another few months. He plans to
be active on 160-6 metres and to operate from other Indonesian islands. QSL
via Stan's Father, OK1JN.
+ SILENT KEY + Manolo Calero, I4CMF, one of the founders of the
PacketCluster network in Italy, passed away unexpectedly. [TNX IK4SDY]
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
*** NEWS FROM THE WEB ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
LOGS: On-line logs for the recent 3G1P operation from SA-085 (7192 QSOs)
can be found at http://dx.qsl.net/logs [TNX XQ1IDM]
LOGS: The HH4 team from the Florida DXpedition Group made over 18,000
contacts on 160-10 metres on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK-31 and 10m FM. Log
checking can be accessed from the Team Haiti web site at
LOGS: The VP6DIA logs are now available at
http://vp6di.hp.infoseek.co.jp/scan2.html (reportedly a few browsers
do not work with this page)
QSLs received direct: 3B9FR, 3C0R, 3G1A (SA-069), 4M7X, 4T0I (SA-052), 5H3RK,
5T5PBV, 5W0IR, 5Z4DZ, 6D2X, 6Y9X, 7Q7DX, 7X0DX, 7X4AN, 8P8P, 8P9KW, 8P9NX,
9H0A, 9K2OD, 9L1BTB, 9L1DX, 9M6/7M2VPR, 9N1HA, 9Q1YL, 9S1X, 9V1YC, A22EW,
A41MA/p (AS-112), A45WD, A71MA, A92ZE, BA7JA/7 (AS-094), BQ9P, C53M, C56R,
C6A/K7RE, C6AKQ, C6ALK, C98DC (AF-072), C98RF (AF-061), CE6M (SA-061),
CE9/R1ANF (WABA CE-10), CO8LY, CP1WG, CP5NU, CX4DX, CY0MM, D2AI, D2BB,
DU7/KB2FB, DU9/N0NM, EP6KI (AS-166), ER6A, ET3PMW, EU6MM, EW3BF, FG/JR3IXB/p,
FG/T93M, FG5DH, FG5XC, FM5DN, FO0PT, FW/G3SXW, FY5KE, HC8A, HH4/W4WX,
HH6/DL7CM (NA-149), HQ2AHC, HR5/F2JD, HV5PUL, J28UN, J3/DJ7RJ, J6/KI6T,
J6/VK2IR, J6R, J75ET, J75PA, J75WP, J75ZH, JA1KJW/JD1, JT1BJ, JT1CO, JT1DA,
JT1R, JW/SM1TDE, JW5HE,JX7DFA, K1B, K8O (OC-077), K8T (OC-045), KG4IZ, LX0LT,
LX5A, LY2ZZ, LZ9W, N4BQW/KH9, NH6D/KH4, OA8V, OD5/OK1MU, OH0/W3UR, OH0R,
OI0/OH3GZ, OZ/DL5XJ/p (EU-125), P43P, P49V, PJ2/WB9Z, PJ5NA, PT0F, PV0F,
PW0T, PY0FF, PY0ZFO, PZ5RA, R1ANC, R1AND, R1ANF (WABA UA-04), R1ANF/A (WABA
CX-01 and BY-01), R1ANF/P (WABA PY-03), R1FJL (EU-019), S9MX (AF-023 &
AF-044), SV2ASP/A, T77C, TG9/N0AT, TG9NX, TI5/K7AR, TI5N, TL5A, TT8FC, TT8ZZ,
TU2XZ, TY3M, UA1PBP/9 (AS-089), UA9JKA, UK9AA, UN9LFF, V25WX, V26G, V26TB,
V31DJ, V31ME, V31MF, V31MX, V31YN, V47KP, VC2C, VK9XC, VK9XE, VK9XK, VK9XY,
VP2EREM, VP2MCV, VP2MEA, VP2MET, VP2MPA, VP2MWM, VP2MWP, VP9/W6PH, VS5OO,
W0YK/6Y5, XT2WP, XW1IC, XY2WP, YA5T, YI1BGD, YI9OM, YV4GLD, Z24S, Z36A,
ZB2JO, ZC4DW, ZF1A, ZF2DS, ZF2NT, ZK1AKX, ZK1CG, ZK1VVV (OC-014), ZK2TO,
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