425 DX News issue #628

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                              425 DX News #628
                                17 May 2003
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
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3D2    - Andre, GM3VLB confirms he will be  active as 3D2LB from  Beachcomber
          Island (OC-121) [425DXN 621], Fiji on 26-29 May. QSL direct only  to
          home call.
7X     - A second attempt at operating from  the Habibas Islands (AF-???)  is
          scheduled to take place on 1-5 June. Last year the operation aborted
          at the very  last minute [425DXN  576]. The operators  (Ivan/OM3CGN,
          Afif/7X2RO  and  maybe  other  locals)  are  waiting  for  the  last
          permission to be issued. [TNX OM3JW]
9A     - Siggi/DL1AZZ,  Lutz/DL3ARK,  Mario/DL5ASE   and  Heiko/DG0OGM   plan
          operate from Dugi Otok (EU-170, IOCA CI-018) and Veli Rat lighthouse
          (CRO-183) on 24-31 May. QSL via  home calls, direct or bureau.  [TNX
9M2    - Tex, 9M2TO will be active as 9M2TO/P from Perhentian Island (AS-073)
          until 18 May. Contacts will be  confirmed automatically through  the
          bureau via JA0DMV. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
C6     - Duncan, EA5ON will  be active (on  160-10 metres  SSB) as  EA5ON/C6A
          from Freeport,  Grand  Bahama  (NA-080) on  22-26  May.  This  is  a
          business visit and operating time will  be restricted. QSL via  home
          call. [TNX EA5ON]
C9     - Vlado, ZS6MG reports he will participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest as
          C8A from  Maputo, Mozambique.  QSL via  ZS6MG (Vladimir  Karamitrov,
          P.O. Box 1788, Bramley 2018, South Africa).
CT     - Special event station CT1RVM/p will be active (on 40, 20, 15 and  10
          metres SSB) on 18 May from the Portuguese Air Force Museum. QSL  via
          CT1RVM, bureau or direct. [TNX CT1END]
G      - Special station GB300WES, celebrating the life of John Wesley,  born
          in 1703, will be active on 18 May, 24-26 May and various dates until
          September. QSL via  M0RHI either direct  (Royce Hunt, 24  Athelstane
          Crescent, Edenthorpe,  Doncaster DN3  2NG, South  Yorkshire, UK)  or
          through the RSGB bureau. [TNX M0RHI]
I      - Gianni, IZ8CGS will be  active (on 10-40  metres SSB) as  IG9/IZ8CGS
          from Lampedusa (AF-019, IIA AG-001) on 22-25 May. QSL via home call.
          [TNX IZ8CCW]
J7     - George, K5KG will be active on CW and SSB as J75KG from Dominica  on
          20-29 May. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as  J75A.
          QSL via KU9C. [TNX The Daily DX]
JW     - Terje, LA3OHA  is  organizing a  second  expedition to  Prins  Karls
          Forland (EU-063)  and is  looking for  operators. The  operation  is
          scheduled to  take  place  between 11  and  25  July;  please  visit
          http://www.dxpedition.org/dxjwpk for further information.
OH     - Finnish military  amateur radio  stations will  be active  with  the
          special prefix OI on 20 May.  A complete listing of stations can  be
          found at http://www.kolumbus.fi/srela/oi/. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ2    - Look for Jim, WI9WI to be  active as PJ2WI from Curacao (SA-006)  on
          21-27 May, including a single operator n  entry in the CQ WW WPX  CW
          Contest. QSL via WI9WI, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
SM     - Martin, SM0DTK  will  be active  as  SM0DTK/1  from  Gotland  Island
          (EU-020) on 24-31 May. Skeds can be arranged via  sm0dtk@passagen.se
          [TNX SM0DTK]
SP     - Special event station HF25KVW is QRV until 31 July to celebrate  the
          25th anniversary  of the  SP5KVW Radio  Club of  Ostroleka. QSL  via
          SP5KVW. [TNX SP5XSD]
SP     - Special memorial  operations  will be  take  place  from  Poland  to
          commemorate Polish  scientist Ignacy  Lukasiewicz, whose  first-ever
          kerosene lamp was used for the first time on 31 July 1853 in Lviv:
          through 30 June         HF8IL (QSL via SP8PJG)
          1 July-15 August        HF150IL (QSL via SP8PJG)
          25 July-4 August        3Z0IL (QSL via SP8ZBX)
          25 July-4 August        SN0IL (QSL via SP9PEE)
          20 August-10 September  HF8IL (QSL via SP8PJG)
          Another special  event station,  EN3WLL (QSL  via UR4WXQ),  will  be
          activated from  Lviv, Ukraine  between 25  July  and 4  August.  The
          anniversary celebrations are supported by the Podkarpacie Branch  of
          PZK and Lviv Radio  Amateur Club. For  further details please  visit
          http://www.ot5.cq.pl/ [TNX SP5UAF and SP9JPA]
VE     - Dana, VE1VOX reports he plans to be active as VE1OTA/VY2 from Prince
          Edward Island (EU-029) and other nearby islands on 16-18 May.
VE     - Look for VA2BY and K8DD/VE2  to be QRV  from Waskaganish, James  Bay
          (Zone 2) on 20-23 May. Yhey will operate on 10-40 metres SSB and CW.
          QSL  via   K8DD.   The   web   page  for   Team   Zone   2   is   at
          http://www.qsl.net/teamzone2/ [TNX NG3K]
VE     - Andy, AE6Y will be active as VC1R from VE1JF's QTH in Nova Scotia on
          21-26 May, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included. QSL via VE1JF. [TNX AE6Y]
VE     - Industry Canada has authorized the use of special event prefixes  to
          celebrate the 50th  Anniversary of  the National  Library of  Canada
          between 24 May and 27 July. The prefixes  will be CK for VE, CY  for
          VO, CJ for VA and CZ for VY. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VE     - This  is  the   latest  information  on   the  June  operations   by
          Andre/GM3VLB,  Alex/G0DHZ  and  Niall/VP8NJS  from  a  few   British
          Columbia (VE7) islands  [425DXN 621]: Denman  (NA-036) on 4-5  June,
          Malcolm (NA-091) on 6-7 June, Campbell  (NA-061) on 8-9 June,  Denny
          (NA-061) on  9-11  June, Gabriola  (NA-075)  on 12-14  June.  Please
          e-mail Andre (5z4kl@ukonline.co.uk) before 22 May for possible skeds
          or further information on possible QRV times. [TNX GM3VLB]
W      - Ken, W8KL will be operate mobile from the North Carolina State  East
          Group  (NA-067) on 18-22 May.  Look for him on  or around 14260  kHz
          during his afternoons  and evenings,  while during  the mornings  he
          will look for JA/VK stations. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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

DXCC NEWS  ---> DXCC  Manager Bill  Moore, NC1L  reports that  the  following
operations from  Iraq  are approved  for  DXCC  credit:  YI/EK6DO,  YI/EK6KB,
YI/VK4KMT. Pictures and other  information on the  UN World Food  Programme's
workers in Iraq can be found at http://www.wfpdx.org/

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2003  ---> Ham  Radio (the  biggest  amateur radio  event  in
Europe) 2003  will take  place at   Friedrichshafen  on 27-29  June.  Further
information is available at

LOTW ---> The long-anticipated "Logbook of the World" (LoTW) - ARRL's  secure
electronic contact-confirmation system  - is being  opened for beta  testing.
While a formal  unveiling is  set for  the Hamvention  DX Forum  (17 May)  in
Dayton's Hara Arena, LoTW now is available to all who wish to participate  in
the beta testing program, expected to last 60 days. Visit the ARRL Logbook of
the World Web  site (http://www.arrl.org/lotw/#top) to  learn more,  download
the necessary software and take part in the beta testing effort.

NEW BOOKS ---> Idiom Press has  announced publication of "Up Two.  Adventures
of a DXpeditioner"  by well known  contester, DXer and  world traveler  Roger
Western, G3SXW (256  pages) and the  third updated edition  of "The  Complete
DX'er" by Bob Locher, W9KNI  (228 pages). Complete  details are available  at

QSL 9Y4TBG  &  9Y4/DL4MEH --->  Andy,  DL4MEH reports  he  is going  to  move
permanently to Trinidad  & Tobago,  West Indies.  Effective immediately,  QSL
cards for the following operations should be routed via Wolfgang Utz,  DL4MDO
(either direct or, preferably, through the bureau):
9Y4TBG       CQWW CW 1999, CQWW SSB 2001 & 2002, ARRL DX CW & SSB 2003
9Y4/DL4MEH:  all operations from 1999 onwards.
Those who want to QSL direct  to Andy ("please  only stamp collectors,  hi"),
should use  the following  address (not  earlier than  August 2003):  Andreas
Kretzschmar, #5  Estate Ave.,  Cassleton  Gardens, Trincity,  Trinidad  W.I.,
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

QSL  AH3D  --->  Vertex  Standard  (Yaesu)  will  host  the  distribution  of
full-color  AH3D  folded-QSLs  at  their  booth  (#535)  during  the   Dayton
Hamvention. Martti  Laine/OH2BH,  Toni Linden/OH2JTE  and  Daily  DX  editor,
Bernie McClenny/W3UR are prepared to serve you with a smile. [TNX N4GN]

QSL K5C ---> The Magnolia DX Association reports that the QSL cards for their
4-6 April operation from Cat  Island (NA-082) have  arrived from the  printer
(give a look to http://www.mdxa.org/k5c_03.html).  Glenn, K2FF is  processing
direct cards and expects to make a mass mailing on 17 May.

QSL VIA VE7DP  ---> Frank, VE7DP  provides an update  on the  QSL routes  for
recent IOTA activations from the Philippines:
4G6A   OC-125  via  VE7DP
DX4CN  OC-202  via  VE7DP
4H1LC  OC-244  via  VE7DP or DX1CW
Frank has several listed addresses, but  the preferred one is: Frank  Toplak,
General Delivery, Winfield, BC V4V 1M6, Canada.

UFT ---> The newly elected officers of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes
(the French National CW Society, http://www.uft.net) for 2003/04 are: Raymond
Talazac/F6BQV (President),  Norbert  Laurent/F6AXX (Vice  President),  Pierre
Gallo/F6FXS  (Treasurer)  and   Jean  Pierre  Auxentides/F5TFP   (Secretary).
Assistant Board  members  include Ghislain/F6CEL,  Alain/F6ENO,  Alain/F6EQV,
Gerard/F6ICG, Andre/F5AKL,  Bernard/F5HEW, Vincent/F5MJV,  Maurice/F5NQL  and
Martial/F5SIE. Honorary Past  President Jean-Claude Perrotey,  F9IQ has  been
appointed as the UFT's CW consultant for REF (the IARU French Society).  [TNX

VISALIA 2004  --->  The  Southern  California  DX  Club  (www.scdxc.org)  has
announced that the 55th Annual  International DX Convention  will be held  at
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center Visalia on 23-25 April 2004. Online
reservation information can be found at www.visaliaholidayinn.com [TNX N6DHZ]

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

LOGS:  Complete logs for the recent TX4PG  operation (12607 CW, 8901 SSB  and
        1029 RTTY QSOs) from the Marquesas Islands (OC-027) are now  available
        at http://digilander.libero.it/i2ysb; discrepancies in QSO data should
        be reported to Silvano, I2YSB (i2ysb@libero.it).
YE5A:  An audio file  from the YE5A  operation (OC-262) is  available on  the
        Meditearraneo DX Club's web site at http://www.mdxc.org [TNX IZ8CCW]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3V8SF       DL1BDF      HF650O      SQ4NR       RP4NKF      RA4NAJ
3V8SQ       DL1BDF      HF6UE       SP6ZDA      RP9LTK      RU9LA
3XY1L       UY5XE       HG50MT      HA3HK       RP9W        RW9WA
4H1LC       VE7DP       HP1RIP      EA7FTR      RP9X        UA9XW
4K7Z/F8LPX  F8LPX       HS4BPQ/9    E21EIC      S92UN       CT1CPP
5B4/S57CQ   S57DX       II3NAV      IQ3VE       SN0UNP      SP5PPK
5N6NDP/9    IK5JAN      IO7J        IK7JWX      TA1ED/0     TA1ED
5U7JB       ON5NT       IR0N        IK0NFV      TM5I        F5PTI
5U7JK       I2YSB       IU7FM       I7YKN       TM7R        F6KOP
5Z4PV       PA3CBH      JD1BLK      JM1LJS      TP6CE       F5LGF
7X0AD       EA4URE      K4C         KP4ARN      TT8FC       EA4AHK
8Q7AV       DK6AV       KH2/AC4LN   UA4WHX      TX4PG       I2YSB
9A0CI       DE0MST      KH6/AC4LN   UA4WHX      UA1ONY      RZ3EC
9H3CS       YT1CS       LU1ZG       LU4DXU      UE3QDG      RA3QSY
9N7DX       4Z4DX       LZ03KM      LZ1BFR      UE3QSY      RA3QSY
9V1SM       W3HNK       N6XIV/KH9   K2FF        UE3SFF      RU3SD
9V1YC       N5ID        OH0WK       OH3WK       UE9ORQ      UA9ORQ
A41KJ       N5FTR       OJ3JF       OH3JF       UE9OWQ      UA9ORQ
A41MA/P     A41MA       P29KH       WD9DZV      UN7QX       W7BO
A61AR       UA6MF       PQ2Q        PY2WC       US4IXQ      WB7QXU
AP2AUM      9A4NA       PV2AA       PY2AA       UV7M        US5MTJ
BV9AAC      BV2KI       R0PA        UA1ADQ      V31ZB       W7ZB
C91AA       WZ8P        R300SP      RU1AE       V44KCB      NT5W
CO0E        bureau      RA9LI/9     DL6ZFG      V63GO       JA7AGO
CU3DJ/P     KZ5RO       RL1A        RA1AG       V63MB       UA4WHX
CX7OV       EA5KB       RL1B        RU1AB       V63ZP       JA7ZP
DU1ZV       JA1BRK      RL1C        RV1CC       VK6CN/4     AC6DD
E20HHK/8    E21EIC      RL1D        OH5ZZ       VK9LS       VK7TS
EA6UN       EC6TK       RL1F        RU1AS       VQ9TP       N5TP
ED1EK       EA1CCW      RL1G        RA1AR       W2H         W2CE
EM0U        UT3UZ (a)   RL1J        RZ1AWF      XU7ACE      ES1FB
EM0U        UT7UW (b)   RL1K        UA9KG/1     XV2M        SP5JTF
EM1U        UT7UA       RL1L        RZ1AYA      XV3AA       JA6UHG
EM4IZA      UR7IA       RL1M        UA1ANA      YA1CQ       JA1CQT
EM5U        UT2UB       RL1N        RA1ABC      YB2DX       YB2LAB
EO58E       UR5EDX (c)  RL1O        RZ1AWO      YB9AY       YC9BU
EO58E       UR7EP (d)   RL1P        RZ1AP       YC0EEX      WB4HAM
EO58G       UR3GM       RL1Q        RV1AQ       YC8RRK      YC9BU
EO58HK      UT1HT       RL1R        RA1ALA      YE5A        IZ8CCW
EO58I       UR6IM       RL1S        UA1AES      YI/ON4WW    KU9C
EO58IS      US7IGF      RL1T        RX1CQ       YI/S53R     K2PF
EO58JM      KG6AR       RL1U        RA1AOL      YI/S57CQ    KU9C
EO58JS      KD5RBU      RL1W        RW1AI       YI/S57CQ    S57DX
ER0ITU      ER1DA       RL1X        RX1AX       YI/VK4KMT   KU9C
ER9V        ER1DA       RP0Q        RA0QC       YV4DDK      EA5KB
EV5V        DL8KAC      RP1COP      RN1CX       Z32AF       N8RKA
EW5HST      EU1SA       RP1N        RK1NWA      Z38Z        DL7AFS
F6KNL/P     F0DVX       RP1NKF      RZ1NWT      ZD7DP       W1ZT
FG5FC       F6DZU       RP3AM       RK3AWA      ZD8C        EA1DGZ
FO/F5RQQ    F8NAN       RP3FIA      RU3DG       ZK1AYL      VK4SJ
FY/XT2DT    F1NGP       RP3PTP      UA3PW       ZK1SIM      VK4SJ
FY5GS       F6FNU       RP3XMV      UA3XAC      ZW1AA       PY1AA
GB100MAS    MM0ERK      RP3YGA      RV3YR       ZW7AA       PY7AA

(a) SSB and CW     (b) RTTY and PSK     (c) CW     (d) SSB

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

4Z4DX     Dov Gavish, 27 Hamitnahalim St, Ramat Hasharon 47203, Israel
9M2/G3TMA Ian Buffham, Bekay Court, 7 Lorong Enau (off Jalan Ampang), 55000
           Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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
E21EIC    Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
           10903, Thailand
EA1CCW    Ramon Ruiz Ursuequia, Colonia El Impulsor 490 - 4 Izda, 39317
           Sierrapando, Cantabria, Spain
EA6ZX     Pau Balaguer, P.O. Box 240, 07080 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
ER1DA     Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD-2071, Moldova
F8DQL     Jean-Baptiste Jacquemard, 241 boulevard Voltaire, F-75011 Paris,
G4OBK     Phil Catterall, Wayside, Lendales Lane, Pickering, YO18 8EE,
I2YSB     Silvano Borsa, P.O. Box 45, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
IQ3VE     ARI Venezia, P.O. Box 227, 30100 Venezia - VE, Italy
IZ8CCW    Antonio Cannataro, P.O. Box 360, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
JT1CH     Sh. Chuluunbat, P.O. Box 421, Ulaanbaatar-38, Mongolia
LU4DXU    Horacio Ledo, P.O. Box 22, 1640 Martinez - BA, Argentina
N5ID      Joe Morris, 813 Highway 13, Wiggins, MS 39577, USA
N8RKA     Arthur Barbetta, 2395 Liberty Rd, Stow OH 44224, USA
PY2AA     P.O. Box 22, 01059-970 Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil
RA1AG     Konstantin A. Chudnovskiy, P.O. Box 651, Saint Petersburg, 195269,
RA3AR     Dmitry K. Darkov, ul. Borisovskie prudy 10-1-108, 115211, Moscow,
S57DX     Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
SP5KVW    Radioklub SP5KVW, P.O. Box 56, 07-410 Ostroleka, Poland
SP6ZDA    Scouts Radio Club SP6ZDA, P.O. Box 41, 51-673 Wroclaw 9, Poland
SQ4NR     Grzegorz Gawel, ul. Herdera 16/14, 10-691 Olsztyn, Poland
UA9ORQ    Vladimir Volosozhar, P.O. Box 868, Novosibirsk, 630089, Russia
UR3GM     Igor Pulin, P.O. Box 23, Kherson, 73022 Ukraine
UR5EDX    Sergej Grachev, P.O. Box 464, Dnepropetrovsk, 49005 Ukraine
UR7EP     Yuri Stetsenko, P.O. Box 6512, Dnepropetrovsk, 49128 Ukraine
UR7IA     Leonid Aniskin, P.O. Box 1901, Gorlovka-46, 84646 Ukraine
UT2UB     Andrej Lyakin, P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
VK4SJ     June Sim, P.O. Box 406, Caloundra 4551, Queensland, Australia
YT1CS     Stosic Miroljub-Miki, Jugoslovenska 70, Surdulica 17350, Serbia and


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