425 DX News issue #622

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                              425 DX News #622
                                5 April 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)

9A     - Ron, 9A5JR (OE3REB) and Emir, 9A6AA, Emir will be active (on 15,  20
          and 40  metres SSB)  from Dugi  Otok (EU-170,  IOCA CI-018)  on  7-9
          April. [TNX VA3RJ]
DU     - Frank, VE7DP reports  that his IOTA  operation from the  Philippines
          has been downscaled. Frank and Rey, 4F1FZ will operate as 4G6A  from
          Semirara Island (OC-125) on 5-7 April. QSL via VE7DP.
FO_mar - TX4PG is the  call issued for  the 25 April-9  May activity  [425DXN
          619] from the  Marquesas Islands (OC-027).  QSL via  I2YSB. The  web
          page for the operation is at http://digilander.libero.it/i2ysb [TNX
GM     - A group of operators from the Vital Sparks Amateur Radio  Expedition
          Group (namely John/ GM0WRR, Jurij/MM0DFV, Ross/MM0WED,  Ernie/GM0EZP
          and Alex/MM3OAW) is active  as MM0VSG/p from  Lismore Island in  the
          Inner Hebrides (EU-008) until 7 April. QSL via GM0WRR. [TNX MM0DFV]
H4     - Bernhard, DL2GAC/H44MS  reports  he expects  to  leave  the  Solomon
          Islands and return to Germany on 13 April.
HB     - The   Amateur    Radio   Club    of   Vaud    Canton,    Switzerland
          (http://www.hb9mm.com) has been authorized to  use the special  call
          HE2MM from 1  April through 31  December. All  of the  QSOs will  be
          confirmed automatically through the bureau. [TNX HB9DUC]
HC     - Fran, EA7FTR reports  that the  HCDX group  will be  active on  8-11
          April from Muisne Island (Esmeraldas Province) on 10, 15 , 20 and 40
          metres. Call not known but QSL  via EA7FTR (Francisco Lianez  Suero,
          Asturias 23,  21110 Aljaraque,  Huelva,  Spain). Please  note  that,
          according to  the latest  edition of  the IOTA  Directory, the  only
          island qualifying  for  SA-056 (Esmeraldas  Province  group)  is  La
I      - Special call IU7FM will be activated  on 11-18 May to celebrate  the
          4th Friendship Meeting that  will take place  nesr Porto Cesareo  on
          17-18 May. Details on the meeting at http://www.dreamingsea.it [TNX
          I7YKN and IK7JWX]
I      - ID9RGE is the call sign for the 24-27 April operation from  Filicudi
          Island (EU-017,  IIA  ME-003) by  IT9EJW,  IT9GAC,  IT9GIE,  IT9LCY,
          IT9TPJ, IT9VKY, IW9BCW, IW9BDV, IW9FY and  IW9HDS [425DXN 619].  QSL
          via IT9EJW either direct or through the bureau. [TNX IT9EJW]
I      - Antonio/IZ8CCW, Gianni/IZ8CGS and other members of the  Mediterraneo
          DX Club will be active (on 10-80  metres SSB, CW and RTTY) as  IB0DX
          from Ventotene  (EU-045, IIA  LT-011) on  25-27 April.  Web page  at
IS0    - The newly issued IQ0AH call will be aired for the first time on  5-6
          April.   This   club    call   belongs   to    Olbia   ARI    Branch
          (http://www.ariolbia.cjb.net) located in Sardinia  (IS0) and one  of
          the operators will be ARI Secretary General Ruggero Manenti, IS0RUH.
          QSL via bureau  or direct  to Sezione  A.R.I. Olbia,  P.O. Box  213,
          07026 Olbia - SS, Italy. [TNX IS0JMA]
J5     - Miguel, EA5IK reports he will be  working in Guinea Bissau on  12-15
          April and hopes to be able to operate duirng his spare time. QSL via
JA     - JA1KJW, JJ1JGI, JK1EBA and JN1IKT will be active (on 160-6 metres CW
          and SSB) as homecall/0 from Sado Island (AS-117) on 10-13 April. QSL
          via the bureau or direct to their home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA     - Taka, JR3TVH will  operate as JR3TVH/6  from Miyako Island  (AS-079)
          from 7 UTC on 11 April  to 1 UTC on the 13th.  He will be active  on
          10-40 metres SSB, CW and RTTY, but the main objective of this  visit
          is to work on 6 metres  focusing on Europe  and Africa. A  breakable
          beacon will be activated on  50.138 MHz. While  on the island,  Taka
          can be contacted  by e-mail to  jr3tvh@arrl.net. QSL  via home  call
          either direct or through the bureau.
JA_ant - Obi, JA0WJN  is currently  active as  8J1RF from  Dome Fuji  Station
          (WABA  JA-04),  Antarctica.  Established  in  February  1995,   this
          research station is located at  77.19S-39.42E, some 1000  kilometres
          inland from  the Antarctic  coastline and  at an  altitude of  3800m
          a.s.l. Obi will be stationed at Dome Fuji until mid-January 2004. He
          can operate on 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV,
          as well  as  satellite (AO40).  Typically  his operating  times  are
          09.30-10.00 UTC, 12.30-13.00 UTC, 17.00-20.00 UTC during the week,
          13.00-20.00 UTC on Saturdays and 07.00-20.00Z on Sundays. All of the
          QSOs will be  confirmed automatically through  the JARL bureau  when
          Obi returns to Japan (after May 2004). [TNX 8J1RF]
J7     - Jon, AA1K and  Jeanie, AB1P will  be active  as J79K  and J79P  from
          Dominica (NA-101) on 5-12 April. This will be a vacation and  casual
          DXpedition, but they plan to operate a bit on 160-6 metres. Jon will
          focus on CW, especially on the  WARC bands, and Jeanie will do  some
          phone operating. The second radio will  be monitoring 50.110 MHz  or
          CQing on 50.102 MHz. QSL via home calls. [TNX AA1K]
OH0    - Ben, SM6CCO will  be active (mainly  on CW  and the  WARC bands)  as
          OH0CO from his QTH on the Aland Islands (EU-002) on 10-16 April. QSL
          via home call either direct or through the bureau. [TNX NG3K]
PA     - Look for Peter, PA/DL4FCH to be active from Texel Island (EU-038) on
          11-17 April. He plans to operate on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres CW.
          Further information  and  logs at  http://www.niksch.de/dl4fch [TNX
PY     - Operators from  CRANHA Group  will be  active (on  40, 10,  6 and  2
          metres, plus 70 cm) as PY3CNH  from Rolante (GG40rj), Rio Grande  do
          Sul on  12-13 April.  QSL via  bureau or  direct to  P. O.  Box  83,
          93180-000 Portao - RS, Brazil. [TNX PY2ZX]
W      - Andy, NP3D is expected to be signing NP3D/W5/m from Galveston Island
          (NA-143) starting on 4 April. This is a business trip and he will be
          active in the evenings when time permits. [TNX NP3D]
W      - John, WA4JA will activate Shell Island (NA-085) for one day  between
          7 and 11  April. He will  also try to  operate from Okaloosa  Island
          (NA-142, FL003S) during the same week.  QSL direct to WA4JA (but  DX
          stations with bureaux will be QSLled via the bureau  automatically).
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
YB     - YE5XMD is a special call currently aired from Batam Island  (OC-075)
          to celebrate  the  5th  anniversary  of  the  Mediterraneo  DX  Club
          (www.mdxc.org). QSL via IZ8CCW.
ZC4    - Colin Brown,  GM0RLZ/ZC4CB is  currently  stationed at  the  Western
          Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus. Due to security restrictions, the QSL
          route is only via the ZC4  bureau. "If people want to arrange  skeds
          for  the   low   bands   etc",   he   says,   "let   me   know   via

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

DXCC NEWS  ---> DXCC  Manager Bill  Moore, NC1L  reports that  VP6DIA  (Ducie
Island, 8-13 March) has been approved for DXCC credit.

GB50 --->  The  Cray  Valley Radio  Society  (www.cvrs.org) has  released  a
professionally produced interactive CD ROM  as a record  of last year's  very
successful GB50 (Golden Jubilee) special event station (www.gb50.com). The CD
costs  USD 10, EUR 10 or GBP 6 (including postage and packing) and copies are
available  by  post  from  G3SXE  (Paul  Lethbridge,  24  Furze  Road,   High
Salvington, West Worthing, Sussex BN13 3BH, England). [TNX G3XTT]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Natan, W6XR says  he has received many requests for  QSL
cards for C31XR, "which is a pirate operation.  My call was given as the  QSL
manager but I am not a QSL manager for anyone".

QSL 8Q7ZZ ---> Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH  is pleased to announce that the  8Q7ZZ
QSL cards were delivered from the printers on 1 April. "Needless to say, I am
very embarrassed about  the delay in  sending out the  cards", Phil says.  "I
have not  been  responsible for  the  design or  printing  of  them,  as  the
expedition operators wanted to do this themselves. I will get on with the job
as fast  as I  can now  they are  to  hand, but  please  do NOT  send  second
applications, as they  will not be  answered. As you  will imagine, there  is
quite a large backlog of requests to  answer, which will take many weeks  (if
not months) to work through, so please have patience."

QSL C34SD ---> Please  note that CT1AMK  is the QSL  manager only for  C31SD.
Cards for C34SD  (as well  as for  any other  special C34  prefix) should  be
routed via URA (Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans). [TNX CT4NH]

QSL EM0U ---> This is callsign  issued to the club  station at the  Ukrainian
State Center of Radio Frequencies (UCRF)  and QSL cards should be routed  via
UT3UZ (not UT3UW  as mistyped in  425DXN #616) either  direct or through  the

QSL LU1ZA ---> Rick, NE8Z has brought back from Argentina a few hundred LU1ZA
cards, which he will mail out in the next few days. Henry, LU4DXU is only the
manager for  the most  recent LU1ZA  QSOs made  by operators  Jose Luis  (who
returned to Buenos Aires three weeks  ago) and now  Anibal. Henry stopped  by
SARA (LU2CN) and picked up all  of the outstanding LU1ZA  QSLs waiting to  be
confirmed, He was able to find  some of their old logs, but  many of the  old
logs from prior to the mid 1990's are not available. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL UU2JQ ---> Rustam, UU2JQ reminds DXers that his former QSL manager (Andy,
KZ1L) has been a SK since 2001. QSLs  should be sent to UU2JQ himself  either
direct or through the bureau.

QSL MANAGER OFFERED --- Gianfranco  Lai, IK8VRN is  willing to volunteer  his
services as a QSL manager. He  can be contacted at either ik8vrn@mdxc.org  or
P.O. Box 5, 80034 Marigliano - NA, Italy.

ST0RY ---> The team went QRT at 17.45 UTC on 31 March, earlier than expected.
The online log contains 49,153 QSOs, but one fragment (contacts made  between
23.53 UTC on 30 March and 05.53 UTC on the 31st) is missing.
As for direct QSLs, please send only one card with all QSO information on it.
European stations can enclose 1 Euro  or 1 Dollar, otherwise the German  cost
of return airmail postage is $ 2. The QSL manager is DL5NAM (Chris Sauvageot,
Guttenburg 19, D-91322 Graefenberg, Germany); bureau  cards can be  requested
on-line  (www.df3cb.com/st0ry).  Individual  donations   would  be   greatly
appreciated to help  defray the great  cost of getting  #18 on  the 100  Most
Wanted List to a lot DXers. [TNX K4WLS]

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

LOGS:        Logs  for   PI4COM,   PA6HQ   and   PI4HQ   are   on   line   at
LOGS:        The first logs for the current multi-operator activity from  the
              Faroe  Islands   are  available   on   the  LLDXT   website   at
              http://www.qsl.net/lldxt/oy_2003/ [TNX PA1AW]
QSL ROUTES:  A collection of QSL routes for stations active during the recent
              CQ   WW    WPX    SSB    Contest    is    now    available    at
S05X:        The web site for the forthcoming DXpedition to Western Sahara is
              now up and running at http://www.pagus.it/s05x. If you need this
              DXCC  Entity  on  any  particular  band/mode,  please  click  on
              "Survey" and let the DXpeditioners know where you would like  to
              work them.  "425 DX News" supports this  DXpedition  through the
              pilot station Maurizio, IZ1CRR/I1-21171 (i121171@425dxn.org)
                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8MM       DL6UAA      FM5FJ       KU9C        PJ5NA       K1NA
3D2IZ       N6IZ        G8A         G0DBE       PS5K        PY3FOX
3W2ER       G4ZFE       H44H        P29KM       PS5S        PP5MQ
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      H44V        JA1PBV      PV2I        EC5AHA
3XY1L       UY5XE       H7A         TI4SU       PX2W        PY2YU
3Z6V        SP6DVP      HC1CB       EA7FTR      PX5E        PP5JR
4J85YGA     UT3UY       HC8N        W5UE        PZ5DK       PA0DKA
4K6DI       W3HNK       HF2VL       SP2PI       R9/N5XZ     N5XZ
4Z8GZ       OE1GZA      HI3CCP      AD4Z        RA9LI/9     DL6ZFG
5Z4BK       DJ8NK       HQ9R        N6FF        RM0A        UA0ANW
5Z4BL       DL2RUM      HU1M        DK7AO       SO6A        SP6IHE
6W1RT       VE2XO       II8A        IC8JAH      ST0RY       DL5NAM
8P2K        KU9C        IO3T        IZ3ESV      ST2CF       IV3OWC
8P6DR       G3RWL       IO4T        IK4VET      SV5/SM8C    SM0CMH
8Q7RC       IZ5BRO      IO7J        IK7JWX      SX1R        SV1XV
8Q7RL       IZ5EBL      IQ4AX       IZ4EFN      SZ3PTR      SV3AQN
8Q7VR       UR9IDX      IR1MDC      IZ8CCW      T30ONM      W4WET
9G5MD       F5VCR       IR2G        IZ2BHQ      T88JB       JA1CJB
9K2AI       N9NU        IR2MDC      IZ8CCW      T88RE       JA4RF
9K2GS       W6YJ        IR5MDC      IZ8CCW      TM9OO       F5BKC
9K2MU       WA4JTK      IR6MDC      IZ8CCW      TO3M        DJ2MX
9K2ZZ       W8CNL       IR8M        IZ8CCW      TO4T        F6HMQ
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      IR8MDC      IZ8CCW      TU5CD       F8BON
9M2/G4ZFE   G4ZFE       IU9S        IT9BLB      UK8CAD      RW6HS
9M2/GM4YXI  N3SL        J37K        AC8G        UK8CWA      RW6HS
9N7YJ       LA5YJ       J5UDX       IV3NVN      UN7MM       RW6HS
9V1YC       AA5BT       JU1DX       JT1BV       UO1E        RW6HS
9Y4/DL7DF   DL7DF       JW8G        LA9GY       UP9L        RW6HS
A35WE       SP9FIH      K5C         K2FF        UU0JM       W1TE
A35XM       DL8YRM      L71F        AC7DX       UW6N        UR5NX
A61AJ       N4QB        LU1ECZ      EA5KB       V31MX       K0BCN
A61AS       YO3FRI      LU1NDC      EA7FTR      V51/ZS4NS   ZS4NS
A71AW       W3HNK       LU3XQ       WD9EWK      V60A        I2YDX
A71EM       LZ1YE       LU6XQ       WD9EWK      V60Z        IK2WXZ
A92GQ       N9NU        LX4B        LX1TI       V63JE       KI0RO
A92ZE       K4SXT       M8C         G4DFI       VK8AA       VK2CZ
AN8OK       EA8AKN      MD/NC7M     W0RDS       VP2E        N5AU
AY9H        LU9HO       MD4K        G3NKC       VP55W       KX4WW
C53CW       YL3CW       MU/SP5LCC   SP5ZCC      XF2IH       XE1IH
C53KL       YL2KL       MU/SP5MBQ   SP5ZCC      XT2TI       EA4YK
C53ZF       YL1ZF       MU/SP5UAF   SP5ZCC      XU7ACO      G4GUA
C56TA       LY2TA       MU0ULC      SP5ZCC      XX9TRR      OH2PM
C5P         YL2KL       OH0B        OH2BH       XY4KQ       DL4KQ
C91W        N1FHJ       OR3R        ON4ADN      YB0AJR      OK1JN
CB4Y        CE4FXY      OY7ET       PA5ET       YB2MTA/p    EA7FTR
CB5A        XQ5SM       OY7QA       PA5ET       YC2CJQ/p    EA7FTR
CL9C        K8SIX       OY7TW       PA5ET       YC4FIJ      YC9BU
CN2R        W7EJ        OY7WB       PA5ET       YE3M        IZ8CCW
CO2OJ       K8SIX       OY7WP       PA5ET       YE8A        YB8BRI
CQ9K        CT3EE       OY8PA       PA5ET       Z24S        W3HNK
CS6RPA      CT1EAT      P29SI       JA1PBV      ZK1BWG      DL2BWG
CV1T        EA5KB       P3A         W3HNK       ZK1HCU      DL9HCU
D44TT       K1BV        P40A        WD9DZV      ZK1VRL      DL7VRL
D4B         K1BV        P40Y        AE6Y        ZL4IR       W8WC
D88S        DS4CNB      P41P        I2MQP       ZP40Z       W3HNK
DX1F        JA1HGY      PA6HQ       PA3CAL      ZS0M        ZS6MG
EA9URM      DL1CC       PA6WPX      PA3CAL      ZS1RBN      G3SWH
EW5HST      EU1SA       PI4COM      PA3CAL      ZW2TV       PY2TV
EX0V        N6FF        PI4HQ       PA3CAL      ZW90S       PY3ARD
EX2M        W3HNK       PJ2C        N9AG        ZY2Z        PT2FM
FM/T93M     DJ2MX       PJ2T        N9AG        ZY7C        PT7WA

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

9A4NA      Zeljko Curkovic, Vukovarska 125, HR-21000 Split, Croatia
A92ZE      Gus Gostel, PSC 451, Box 1198, FP0 AE 09834, USA
DL5NAM     Chris Sauvageot, Guttenburg 19, D-91322 Graefenberg, Germany
EA5KB      Jose F. Ardid Arlandis, P.O.Box 5013, 46080 Valencia, Spain
G3SWH      Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol BS49
            5HQ, England
G4ZFE      Richard Everitt, #2601 PNB Darby Park Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur
            50450, Malaysia
I2MQP      Mario Ambrosi, Via delle Querce 41, 20090 Rodano Millepini - MI,
IV3NVN     Simone Candotto, P.O.Box 4, 33050 Castions di Strada - UD, Italy
JA1HGY     Nao Mashita, 8-2-4 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
K4SXT      J. Gostel, PSC 451, B 1198, FPO AE 09834, USA
LA5YJ      Bjorn Hugo Ark, Rute 504 - Paulsrud, 2840 Reinsvoll, Norway
LA9GY      Morten Antonsen, Hallsetreina 6, N-7027 Trondheim, Norway
LU4DXU     Horacio "Henry" Ledo, P.O. Box 22, Martinez 1640, Buenos Aires,
LY2TA      Andrius Ignotas, P.O. Box 15, Kursenai, LT-5420 Lithuania
ON4ADN     G. Decru, Sint Laurentiusstr 18, B-8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium
P29KM      Kazuo Miyamura, P.O. Box 321, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
PA5ET      Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS Voorburg, The
PP5MQ      Mario Marquardt, P.O. Box 212, 89201-972 Joinville - SC, Brazil
PS7AHR     P.O. Box 2021, 59094-970 Natal - RN, Brazil
PY2YU      Hamilton Oliveira Martins, Rua Rui Coelho de Oliveira Filho 131,
            Jd. Panorama, 18030-020 Sorocaba - SP, Brazil
PY3ARD     Associacao dos Radioamadores da SOGIPA, Rua Barao do Cotegipe 400,
            90540-020 Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil
SP9FIH     Janusz Wegrzyn, P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
SV1XV      Costas Krallis, P.O.Box 3066, GR-10210 Athens, Greece
UR5NX      Konstantin Khokhlov, P.O. Box 8100, 21050 Vinnitsa, Ukraine
UY5XE      George Chlijanc, P.O. Box 19, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine
VK4DX      Mike Sivcevic, P.O Box 4485, Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113,
W3HNK      Joseph L. Arcure Jr., P.O. Box 73, Edgemont, PA 19028, USA
XE1IH      Enrique Garcia Munive, P.O. Box 118-481, 07051 Mexico D.F., Mexico
XE3RCC     P.O.Box 1883, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500, Mexico
YB8BRI     Prof. Dr. Ir. H. M. Ramli Rahim, M. Eng, P,O. Box 88 TB, Makassar,
            South Sulawesi 90233, Indonesia
Z37M       R.C "Nikola Tesla", P.O. Box 71, 2000 Stip, Macedonia

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