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                              425 DX News #626
                                 3 May 2003
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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5H    - Ramesh, VU2RKS is active on 20 and 15 metres as 5H9KR from Mwanza, on
         the banks of  Lake Victoria in  northern Tanzania.  "I currenlty  QSL
         direct", he says, "and shall return direct QSLs by mid May".
9H    - Miki, YT1CS is active as 9H3CS from  Malta until 4 May. QSL via  home
         call (Stosic Miroljub-Miki, Jugoslovenska 70, Surdulica 17350, Serbia
         and Montenegro). [TNX YU1AS]
A4    - Younis, A41MA will  be active  from Mahoot  (Mahawt) Island  (AS-014)
         until 5 May. His web page is at
F     - Jean-Claude, F6HDH (SSB) and  Francis, F6HKS (CW)  plan to be  active
         from a couple of lighthouses as follows:
         2 May: Cap Ferret Lighthouse (DPLF PB-049, FRA-226)
         3 May: Hourtin Lighthouse (DPLF PB-055, FRA-105).
         QSL via home calls, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
I     - I0CUT,  IK0LNN,  IK0NFV,  IK0OER,  IK0PEA,  IK0SME  and  IZ0BXZ  will
         partecipate in the ARI Contest as  IR0N. QSL via bureau or direct  to
         IK0NFV. [TNX IK0LNN]
I     - The 11 May IP1TIN activity from Tino Island (EU-083) [425DXN 625] has
         been cancelled. Next operations are confirmed to take place on 25 May
         and on  26-27 July  (IOTA Contest  included). QSL  via IK5MDF  either
         direct or through the bureau. [TNX IK5MDF]
JA    - Yuki, JI6KVR  reports that  the 3-5  May  operation [425DXN  621]  by
         JM1PXG from Tokara Kuchino-shima (AS-049) has been cancelled.
JA    - Look for Yoshiro, JL3SIK/6 to be  active (on 40-6 metres CW and  SSB)
         from Yonaguni island (AS-024) until 2 May. [TNX JL3SIK]
JT    - Nicola, I0SNY and Gianni, I8KGZ have cancelled their 6-29 May trip to
         Mongolia [425dxn 623] due to the SARS emergency. [TNX I0SNY]
PY    - Look for ZW7AA to be activated (on 40-6 metres SSB and CW) from Ponta
         de Pedras Lighthouse  (PE-03 for the  Brazilian Lighthouse Award)  on
         9-11 May. QSL via PY7AA. [TNX VA3RJ]
SP    - Special event station HF6UE  is active through  10 June to  celebrate
         Poland's European Community Accession Agreement (the suffix UE stands
         for Unia Europejska, i.e. European Union).  QSL to SP6ZDA  preferably
         via bureau or direct to Scouts Radio Club SP6ZDA, P.O. Box 41, 51-673
         Wroclaw 9, Poland. [TNX SP6NIC and SP5UAF]
SV    - Terry, M0CLH  will  be active  as  SV8/M0CLH/P from  Skopelos  Island
         (EU-072) on 2-9 May. This will be a holiday style operation on  10-20
         metres SSB. Terry  will be running  5 watts into  dipoles and  ground
         planes. QSL via home call either  direct or through the bureau.  [TNX
SV5   - Steve, G0SGB will be active from Kos Island (EU-001) on 10-23 May. He
         plans to activate nine lighthouses while on the island and to operate
         15, 17, 20, 40  and 80 metres.  QSL direct only  via home call.  [TNX
SV9   - Dick, G3URA is active as SV9/G3URA  from Crete until 15 May. He  will
         be on RTTY during the ARI  and Volta contests; outside the  contests,
         he will be active again on  PSK31, including the WARC bands. QSL  via
         home call, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX G3URA]
UA    - Special call RL1A will be aired (on 10-160 metres SSB) on 1-31 May to
         celebrate the 300th anniversary of the city of Saint Petersburg.  QSL
         via RA1AG either  direct (Konstantin  A. Chudnovskiy,  P.O. Box  651,
         Saint Petersburg, 195269, Russia) or through the bureau. [TNX UA1AKJ]
UA    - Special event callsigns UE3QDG and  UE3QSY will be  aired on 6-8  May
         for the 350th anniversary of the Divnogor'e monastery. QSL to  RA3QSY
         via bureau. [TNX RA3QSY]
UR    - Crimea Contest Club  will activate  special event  station EO58JM  on
         5-11 May. QSL via KG6AR. [TNX KG6AR]
UR    - Special  event  call  EO58E   will  be  aired   on  all  bands   from
         Dnepropetrovsk on  5-12 May.  QSL via  UR5EDX (CW)  and UR7EP  (SSB),
         either direct or through the bureau. [TNX UR5EDX]
V3    - Mark, W7ZB will be active  as V31ZB from  St. George's Cay  (NA-073),
         Belize on 3-13 May. Look for him on  15, 20 and 40 metres SSB  during
         his afternoons and evenings. QSL direct ot home call. [TNX The  Daily
YB    - Mediterraneo DX Club members YC3DIK, YC3MM, YC3BDJ and YC3BCS,  along
         with other operators,  plan to be  active from Pisang  Island in  the
         Sumatra's Coastal Islands South group (OC-???) starting around 12 UTC
         on 11 May until the 17th at the latest. They will operate on 10,  15,
         40 and 80 metres SSB; a  special callsign has  been applied for.  QSL
         via IZ8CCW, [TNX IZ8CCW]
YJ    - Patrice, FK8HA is expected to be signing YJ0AHA from Vanuatu until 25
         May. [TNX OZ6M]

SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR ---> Jonathan, MM0OKG will be in Peru for about one  week
starting 5 May; he will then moving on to Bolivia for a further two weeks. He
will be active as OA/MM0OKG/p and with a CP  call to be confirmed on 20  (+/-
14280 kHz) and 10 metres SSB QRP  mainly in his late afternoon and  evenings.

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

9K2ZZ ---> Bob, 9K2ZZ is going to be spending the majority of his time in  YI
and A9 and has informed his  QSL manager (Raymond, W8CNL) that "all  requests
for confirmations go to the LOTW"  (Logbook Of The World). This includes  the
past K4CY/P  and K4CY/M  operations from  Iraq. Please  refrain from  sending
cards for K4CY/M to W8CNL, as he has neither logs nor cards. However, Raymond
has all the  9K2ZZ and 9K9Z  logs and  plenty of  cards (QSL  direct only  to
Raymond H. McClure, 5  McKenzie Circle, North  Augusta, SC 29841-4319,  USA).

ARBE ---> ARI Milano announces ARBE, "Amateur Radio Balloning Experiment", to
take place on 10 May (or on the 17th, if the weather is bad). A special  team
will apply APRS technology for  balloon ground   position monitoring. At  the
same time,  an operator  will fly  onboard   and operate  as IQ2MI/p  on  +/-
144.300 MHz USB  starting around 8-9  UTC for 1-3  hours. QSL via  operator's
instructions.  For   further   information   please   email   Tibor,   IK2SAI
(ik2sai@amsat.org) or visit http://www.arimi.it/rubriche/arbe.html.

DXCC NEWS  ---> DXCC  Manager Bill  Moore, NC1L  (nc1l@arrl.org) reports  the
following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
- 5X1CW (licence renewed through 1 March 2004)
- 9N7DX (22 April 2003 through 19 June 2003)
- YA1BV, YA1CQ and YA1JA (14 November 2002-31 March 2003)

ILLW ---> This year the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend will  take
place from 00.01 UTC on 16  August until 23.59 UTC on  the 17th. This  highly
popular  annual  event  attracts  hundreds   of  activated  lighthouses   and
lightships (316 in 45 countries last year), and the Amateur Radio  Lighthouse
Society offers several  awards and certificates  for achievements in  various
categories. If you decide to take part in this year's event, please  register
on-line at http://vk2ce.com/illw/ or  send the details  of your operation  to
illw@vk2ce.com.    Announced     operations     will     be     listed     at
http://vk2ce/illw/2003.htm [TNX GM4SUC]

KB5GL/5 ---> Silvano, KB5GL reports that, after struggling against winds  and
insects (158 bites), he made over 800 QSOs in 13 hours during his 25-26 April
operation from Breton Island (NA-089).

QSL 9V1YC ---> Please note that the new QSL route for James Brooks, 9V1YC  is
via N5ID: Joe Morris, 813 Highway 13, Wiggins, MS 39577, USA. [TNX 9V1YC]

QSL K1B ---> Some  11,000 QSOs and  2,300 cards have  been processed so  far.
Please contact Stephen, K4YL (K4YL@arrl.net) if you have any special  request
and remember that he handles  direct requests only  (Stephen Grose, P.O.  Box
183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183, USA).  Any small donations will be  gratefully
accepted towards printing cards, printing supplies and postage.

QSL PT5T  ---> Mac,  W3HC reports  he  will handle  the  QSL cards  for  PT5T
operation by CT1BOH  in November  2001 (5,509  QSOs). Cards  will be  ordered
within the week.

QSL W2A & W2AA ---> The W2 Incoming Bureau asks not send any cards for W2A  &
W2AA for  the operating  period of  24 October  1997 -  5 March  2001.  These
stations are "are not interested in  replying to these cards" and,  according
to Bill, W2AY, "the only communication  we have had with them  is for the  W2
Incoming Bureau to trash the cards".

QSL VIA F6JOB ---> Bill, W2AY reports that Patrice, F6JOB (patrice@f6job.net)
has assumed QSL duties for F6EPY's March 2001 operations as 5W0DA and  ZK1EPY
(Rarotonga, South Cooks). His mailing address  is Patrice Nowak, 3 Allee  des
Tuyas, 17520 Germignac, France.

YASME BOOK  --->  Commissioned  by the  YASME  Foundation  [425DXN  523]  and
published by ARRL, "YASME. The  Danny Weil and  Colvin Radio Expeditions"  by
Jim Cain,  K1TN  highlights  the adventures  of  YASME  pioneer  Danny  Weil,
ex-VP2VB, and of the late husband-and-wife DXpedition team of Lloyd and  Iris
Colvin, W6KG  and W6QL.  The  book (320  pages  with illustrations)  will  be
available via the ARRL on-line catalog  as well as  through dealers who  sell
ARRL publications. Limited copies will be  available at the International  DX
Convention in Visalia (2-4 May). [TNX N7NG]

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

IB0DX: Pictures from  the recent  operation from  Ventotene (EU-045)  can  be
        found at http://www.mdxc.org/ib0dx [TNX IZ8CCW]
LOGS:  Logs for  8J1RF (Dome  Fuji Station)  and  8J1RL (Syowa  Station)  are
        updated 2-3 times a month at
        [TNX JA0WJN/8J1RF]
LOGS:  The logs for  the recent ZW0S  operation from St.  Peter and St.  Paul
        Archipelago are available at http://www.qsl.net/ps7jn/logs/search.html
NCDXF: The new and greatly improved  web site of  the Northern California  DX
        Foundation (NCDXF) is at http://www.ncdxf.org/ [TNX K6RIM]

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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4A2Q        WD9EWK      GD4OBK/P    G4OBK       TX4PG       I2YSB
4S7YSG      JA2SWH      GS2MP       N3SL        UE6IAA      RA6AU
4X0R        4X6HI       HI8A        K3WGR       UE6IKI      RA6AU
4X55I       4Z4SZ       HJ3ISB      EA5KB       UN5J        W3HNK
5H9IR       ZS6EZ       IB0DX       IZ8CCW      V21BBQ      V21ARC
5J3GC       HK3OVP      ID9RGE      IT9EJW      V44KJ       WB2TSL
5N0EVR      LZ3XV       II3SM       IQ3VE       VI5WCP      VK3ZZ
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      IP1TIN      IK5MDF      VK6CN/P     AC6DD
5U7JB       ON5NT       IZ4CUK      IK4BWC      VK9XC       JA3MCA
5X1CW       F6GQK       J20LA       DL2LAH      VK9XE       JA8VE
5Z4DE       G0IAS       J5UAT/P     F8DQZ       VK9XK       JA1KJW
9A0CI       DE0MST      J79AK       8R1AK       VK9XY       JA1JQY
9G1YK       PA3ERA      JM1LJS/JD1  JM1LJS      VO1BZM      VO1HE
9N7DX       4Z4DX       JW/F8DVD    F8DVD       W1ACT       N1JOY
A61AR       UA6MF       JY9QJ       DL5MBY      W6C         K6AO
AP2ARS      K2PF        KH9/N6XIV   K2FF        XQ6ET       W8UVZ
C93CM       IZ4DPV      KP4SQ       KD8IW       XU7ACG      7N4QHA
C93FF       IK4ZHH      L44DX       EA5KB       XU7ACS      JS1DYB
CN2CT       F1CNH       LU1ECZ      EA5KB       XV2M        SP5JTF
CN8NK       EA5XX       LU1ZV       LU4DXU      YA1CQ       JA1CQT
CU3DJ/P     KZ5RO       LW9DA       AC7DX       YB0AJR      OK1JN
CV1T        EA5KB       LZ03KM      LZ1BFR      YB2DX       YB2LAB
CX4NF       EA5KB       M0SDX       UT2UB       YB7N        WB7B
D2CR        RK3BR       MM0BNN/P    M0BNN       YC3MM/5     IZ8CCW
D44TD       CT1EKF      MM0CRG      G3TAY       YC4FIJ/P    YC9BU
DX4CN       VE7DP       NL7RT       AC7DX       YC8RRK      YC9BU
ED1SSA      EA1AUM      PJ2MI       W2CQ        YS1EJ       W4GJ
ED5SJF      EA5URL      R1ANB       RU1ZC       YV5A        YV5NWG
EL2AB       IK0PHY      RP1COP      RN1CX       YW5NN       YV5NWG
EM0U        UT2UB       S92UN       CT1CPP      ZA1B        OH2BH
EM13UCC     UY5ZZ       S9SS        N4JR        ZD8A        N6CW
FG5FC       F6DZU       T88KL       JN3JBC      ZD8R        N6ND
FO/JJ8DEN   JJ8DEN      TA2ZF       UT2UB       ZD8Z        VE3HO
FP5BZ       F5TJP       TL8CK       F6EWM       ZK1AYL      VK4SJ
GB2LBL      M0CMW       TP6CE       F5LGF       ZK1SIM      VK4SJ
GB2SJ       M0BWI       TR8CA       F6CBC       ZW1AA       PY1AA

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

4Z4DX   Dov Gavish, 27 Hamitnahalim St, Ramat Hasharon 47203, Israel
CT1CPP  Antonio Duarte Prates Bebiano, Estrada dos 4 Marcos 17, Sarilhos
         Grandes, 2870 Montijo, Portugal
DE0MST  Fredy Stippschild, P.O. Box 1406, D-83657 Lenggries, Germany
DL2SWW  Frank Dreyer, Gartenweg 9, D-19069 Alt-Meteln, Germany
DL4KQ   Frank Rosenkranz, Blumenstr. 25, D-50126 Bergheim, Germany
E21EIC  Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
         10903, Thailand
F8DVD   Francois Bergez, 6 rue Liberte, 71000 Macon, France
I2YSB   Silvano Borsa, P.O.Box 45, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
IN3DEI  Claudio Daddario, P.O.Box 1, Succ. P.T. n. 10, 39100 Bolzano BZ,
IQ2VA   Sezione ARI, P.O. Box 125, 21052 Busto Arsizio - VA, Italy
IQ3VE   ARI Venezia, P.O. Box 227, 30100 Venezia - VE, Italy
IR4A    c/o Sezione ARI, P.O. Box 178, 42100 Reggio Emilia - RE, Italy
IT9EJW  Alfio Bonanno, P.O. Box 18, 95028 Valverde - CT, Italy
IZ1BZV  Giorgio Tabilio, P.O. Box 95, 19100 La Spezia - SP, Italy
IZ8CCW  Antonio Cannataro, P.O.Box 360, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
JA1JQY  Matsui Shigeo, 2-31-10 Shimoseya, Seya, Yokohama, 246-0035 Japan
JA1KJW  Nakayama Hisashi, 1-17-8 Shibuya, Yamato, 242-0023 Japan
JA3MCA  Tachibana Kaoru, 1-7-5-403 Tsukimino, Yamato, 242-0002 Japan
JA8VE   Saito Kunio, 2-26-5-554 Nishitsuruma, Yamato, 242-0005 Japan
JJ8DEN  Yoshitake Izumi, Minami-24-7, Nishi-1, Obihiro-City, Hokkaido,
         080-0011, Japan
JQ1EYN  Nobuhiko Hiruma, Engel Kawasaki Glandia 1405 Higasida-chou,
         Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, 210-0005 Japan
KB5GL   Silvano Amenta, 5028 Hearst Ave, Metaire, LA 70001, USA
LZ1BFR  P.O.Box 830, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
M0CLH   Terry Martin, 40 Palmers, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7HB, England, UK
N1JOY   Roland Daignault, 19 Davis Road, Westport, MA 02790, USA
NK1N    Glen S. Johnstone, 555 Kappock St 16A, Riverdale, NY 10463, USA
RK3BR   Vladimir Eremeev, P.O. Box 26, Moscow, 121609, Russia
RN1CX   Konstantin A. Lisovsky, P.O. Box 215/6, Sosnovy Bor, 188540, Russia
SM0FWW  Leif B.Lindgren, Brantingsgatan 54, Stockholm SE-11535, Sweden
UT2UB   Andrej Lyakin,  P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
UY5ZZ   Vladimir F. Latyshenko, P.O. Box 4850, Zaporozhye, 69118, Ukraine
VE3MIS  Mississauga ARC, c/o Michael Brickell (VE3TKI), 2801 Bucklepost
         Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5N 1X6, Canada
VK4SJ   June Sim, P.O. Box 406, Caloundra 4551, Queensland, Australia
W3IYQ   John L. Sielke, 1353 Samuel Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA
W4ALZ   Lee Zehmer, 2321 Mill House Lane, Matthews, NC 28104, USA
W5EW    Ray Husher, 202 Washington Ave, Thibodaux, LA 70301, USA

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