425 DX News issue #631

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                              425 DX News #631
                                7 June 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)

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The 425 DX News  monthly edition  (May issue), edited by  Maurizio  Bertolino
(I1-21171/IZ1CRR) is now available for free downloading in either.pdf or .doc
formats at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/  In this iusse you can find several
pics  (S05X, 9N7DX, D88S, KB5GL),  the complete  IOTA Annual Listing 2003  as

well as the usual features (the May weekly bulletins, QSL info and addresses,
calendar and news from the web).

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Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171/IZ1CRR (www.425dxn.org web master) has  launched
an experiment that could be useful and funny for DXpeditioners: if you have a
camphone (a cellular phone able to take  and send images), you can post  your
images istantly on the 425moblog site from any country and any provider. Send
your JPEGs to  425.dxn@tamw.com (do not  forget to  add your  callsign and  a
caption in the body of the message) and your real-time images will be  posted
on http://425.textamerica.com Pictures of shacks, antennas, hamfests, contest
activities, meetings, etc are welcome!

4U_un  - Fritz, DL4TT/N6UK will be in New  York City on 10 June and plans  to
          operate from the UN club station.  This will be a CW only  activity;
          the band choice will depend on  propagation and available  antennas.
          QSL to P.O.  Box 3873, Grand  Central Station, New  York, NY  10163,
          USA. [TNX The Daily DX]
9A     - Special event calls 9A0PAX (4-30 June)  and 9A100IP (5-9 June)  will
          be aired to  celebrate the 100th  pastoral visit (the  third one  to
          Croatia) of Pope John Paul II. QSL 9A0PAX via 9A7K, QSL 9A100IP  via
          9A1RKA. [TNX 9A6AA and VA3RJ]
9A     - Tibor, HA3HP plans to operate as 9A/HA3HP from the Croatian  islands
          of Ugljan  (EU-170,  IOCA CI-134)  on  7-11  June,  Pasman  (EU-170,
          CI-085) on 12 June, Murter (not IOTA, CI-074) on 13 June. His  plans
          also  include   Gubavci  (CI-487),   Maslinjak  (CI-256),   Prisnjak
          (CI-374), Prisnjak Mali (CI-488), Skoljic (CI-404), Tegina (CI-413),
          Vinik (CI-375)  and Visovac  (CI-486) on  14-15 June.  QSL via  home
          call. [TNX VA3RJ]
9H     - Andrea, IK1PMR plans to be active as 9H3?? from Gozo Island (EU-023)
          on 12-19 June. He will operate on 80-10 metres mainly CW, with  some
          SSB and RTTY/PSK. [TNX IK1PMR]
9M2    - Tex, 9M2TO will be active on 10-80 metres CW from Perhentian  Island
          (AS-073) on 7-8  June. QSL via  JA0DMV (all QSL  cards will be  sent
          automatically via bureau). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
CT     - Look for  CT1GFK/P, CT1GPQ/P  and CT2IHP/P  to operate  from  Armona
          Island (not IOTA,  AL-04 for the  Portuguese Islands  Award) on  7-8
          June. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX CT1END]
DL     - Volker, DL1WH reports he will be active as DF0MF from the  Lightship
          "Amrumbank" (ARLHS FED-012) in Emden on 10-17 June. QSL via DL1BIZ.
F      - Jacques, F6HMJ and  Andre, F6AOI will  be active as  TM3OR from  Ile
          d'Or (EU-070) on 13-15 June. QSL via F6HMJ. [TNX F6AJA]
FO     - Barry, ZS1FJ (G4MFW,  ZL1MFW) and Phil,  G3SWH will  be active  from
          Mangareva Island (OC-063), French Polynesia  and from Rurutu  Island
          (OC-050), Austral Islands between 10 and  22 July. The actual  dates
          of each operation are  to be decided,  but they hope  to be on  each
          island for at  least five  days. Propagation  permitting, they  will
          operate on  40-10 metres  SSB and  CW. Special  callsigns have  been
          applied for and will be announced as soon as they are known. The QSL
          route(s) will also  be announced later.  Donations towards the  high
          cost of this expedition are invited  and may be sent to G3SWH.  [TNX
G      - Marc, ON5FP and Jose, ON4CJK  will be active  as G0RLU and  M/ON4CJK
          from Lundy Island  (EU-120) [425DXN 617]  on 23-29  July. They  will
          activate three lighthouses  (ARLHS ENG 073,  074 and  075) and  Jose
          will participate in  the IOTA Contest  as single  operator. QSL  for
          both calls via  ON4ADN, either direct  or through  the bureau.  [TNX
GJ     - Ekki/DF4OR, Peter/DL1FX, Tilo/DJ5BX and Rainer/DL1ZBO have cancelled
          their 3-9 June operation [425DXN 629] from Jersey.
HB0    - A    group    of    operators    from    the    Pannon    DX    Club
          (http://www.pannondxc.hu/)    and    P.V.R.    Klub     Puspokladany
          (http://www.c3.hu/~ha0khw/) will operate from Liechtenstein on 22-27
          June. They will  have three  stations and  will be  active on  40-10
          metres  CW,  SSB  and  RTTY.  The  callsigns  will  be  HB0/HA0HW/p,
          HB0/HA0KHW/p  (operated   by  HG0ETA),   HB0/HA4DX/p,   HB0/HA4XG/p,
          HB0/HG4LGN/p, HB0/HA5BWW/p  and  HB0/HA7VK/p. QSL  HB0/HA0KHW/p  via
          HA0HW, others via home calls (direct or bureau). [TNX HA0HW]
          IC8FAX and IZ8AZB will be active on all bands and modes as IB0/IQ8BI
          from Ponza Island (EU-045, IIA LT-001) on 6-8 June. [TNX IW8EOB]
JA     - Look for JJ8DEN/6 to be active  (on CW and  RTTY) from Amami  Island
          (AS-023) on  21-23 June.  QSL via  JJ8DEN either  direct  (Yoshitake
          Izumi, Minami-24-7, Nishi-1, Obihiro-City, Hokkaido, 080-0011 Japan)
          or through the bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - JARL will participate in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July)
          with two special stations, 8N2JHQ and 8N3JHQ. Please do not send any
          QSL card, as all  QSOs will be  confirmed automatically via  bureau.
          [TNX JA1KSO]
JA     - Look for Taka, JR3TVH/8 and Natsue, JJ3NAW/8 to be active from Rebun
          and Rishiri Islands (AS-147) on 25-30 July. They will operate on 40,
          20, 27, 15, 20 and 6 metres SSB and CW. QSL via JR3TVH either direct
          or via the bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JD1_mt - JR8XXQ/JD1  is currently  active  from  Minami  Torishima  (OC-073),
          mainly on CW.
KH9    - Chuck Brady, N4BQW left Honolulu on 30 May for a 6-week stay on Wake
          Island. He  operates on  HF and  6 metres  in  his spare  time;  his
          favourite mode is SSB, but he can work some CW on his SSB  frequency
          when asked and the pileups are not too bad. Depending on demand  and
          on the  antenna situation,  he may  QSY to  the CW  portions of  the
          bands. Kimo Chun, KH7U welcomes "constructive comments or reports on
          reception" (kh7u@arrl.net),  but he  is neither  acting as  a  pilot
          station nor offering to schedule  QSOs for Chuck.  There will be  no
          web page  nor posted  logs for  this  operation. QSL  KH9/N4BQW  via
          KB6NAN. [TNX N4AA]
LA     - Look for Ulla, LA/DF6QP and Walter,  LA/DL8JS to be active from  the
          Lofoten (EU-076) and Vesteralen Islands (EU-033) until 20 June. They
          can be found on 14260-14277 kHz during their evening hours. QSLs via
          bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
LU     - Look for LU5DIT/D, LW5EE/D, LU6DBL/D, LU8EXJ/D, LU8ERH/D and LU3DR/D
          from Radio Club Tandil (LU2EE, www.qsl.net/lu2ee) to be active  from
          Secunda Barranca Lighthouse (ARG-067) on 13-16  June. QSL direct  to
          LU2EE or via bureau to home calls. [TNX LU3DR]
OZ     - Look for Palle, OZ5MJ/P and Jakob, OZ7AEI/P to be active from Hjarno
          Island (EU-172, JY-007 for the Danish Islands Award) on 7 June. They
          also plan to  operate from  Alro (not  IOTA, JY-010).  QSL via  home
          calls, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX OZ7AEI]
OZ     - OZ1HQ will be the Danish IARU  Society's HQ station during the  IARU
          HF World Championship on 12-13 July. QSL via OZ1ACB. Details and log
          search at http://www.oz0j.dk/oz1hq [TNX OZ0J]
OZ    -  On  12 June  Bjarne, OZ0BB  and  Jakob, OZ7AEI  will  be  active  as
          homecall/1 from the following islands (EU-171)  and lihhthouses: Fur
          (DIA NJ-003;  ARLHS / DLS DEN-073 / 143),  Mors (DIA NJ-002; ARLHS /
          DLS DEN-066 / 012) and Agero (DIA NJ-018). They plan to start around
          8 UTC and to operate on 40 and 20 metres. [TNX OZ7AEI]
PA     - Martin VE3MR will  be active  again as  PA9MR from  EU-146 on  12-30
          June. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Eric, SM1TDE will be active from Gotland Island (EU-020) between  30
          June and 15 August. He will  operate on 160-2 metres mainly CW,  and
          will participate  in  the  IOTA  Contest  as  SM1T.  QSL  to  SM1TDE
          (preferably via bureau). [TNX SM1TDE]
SV     - Look for SV8/DJ4PI/p to be active from Thassos Island (EU-174) until
          18 June. QSL via home call either direct or through the bureau. [TNX
          OPDX Bulletin]
T2     - George, OM2SA  reports that  Mike/KM9D  and Janet/KF4TUG  expect  to
          start being active (on all bands CW and SSB) as T21MY and T2YL  from
          Tuvalu (OC-015) next week. QSLs via OM2SA.
UA     - Operators from Vladivostok Radio Club will be active as RK0LWW/p and
          UA0LMO/p from  Lavrova Island (claimed as qualifying for AS-066) and
          Lighthouse  (ARLHS  ASR-093,  RLA-014  for  the  Russian Lighthouses
          Award)  on 7-9 June. QSLs via UA0LMO via direct (Yuri Pechenko, P.O.
          Box 23,  Vladivostok,  690041, Russia)  or  through the bureau. [TNX
UA     - RV3GW, RA3GD, RW3GU and  others plan to visit and operate (on 20 and
          40 metres CW and SSB) as  homecall/1 from  a few islands (3 new RRA)
          and lighthouses  (LH 0530 - Vasilisin,  LH 0441 - Sosnovo Shal'skiy,
          LH 0407 - Mihaylovets)  in Lake Onega  on 12-15  June.  The one day/
          one island  activity  will  be limited  (about 5 hours a day).  [TNX
VE     - Nenad, VE3EXY will be active as  CK2/VE3EXY/P  from  Orleans  Island
          (NA-128, Zone 4)  from around  22 UTC on 13 June until around 20 UTC
          on the 15th. He  will  operate CW, SSB and mostly RTTY on 20, 15 and
          10 metres during the ANARTS contest. QSL via home call. [TNX VE3EXY]
VK     - Eight operators from The VK6 DX Chasers Club will be active as VI6TI
          from Thevenard Island (OC-140) for one week starting around 7-8  UTC
          on 15  June.  Activity  will  be  on  or  near  the  usual  IOTA  HF
          frequencies and there will also be  activity on 6 metres (they  will
          monitor 50.110 Mhz) and via satellite (AO-40). QSL via VK6NE  either
          direct (Neil Penfold, 2  Moss Ct, Kingsley,  WA 6026, Australia)  or
          through  the   bureau.   Further   information   is   available   at
          http://www.qrz.com/callsign/vi6ti [TNX VK6NU]
VP5    - Paolo, IK2QPR reports will be active as IK2QPR/VP5 from VP5VAC's QTH
          on Providenciales (NA-002) on 16-23 August. He will operate SSB  and
          CW with an emphasis on the WARC bands. QSL via home call.
W      - Randy, KD8JN will be active on all bands (primarily SSB) as  KD8JN/4
          during his holidays  from Hatteras Island  (NA-067, USI NC-005S)  on
          19-26 July.  QSL  to  KD8JN  either  direct  (Randall  Phelps,  1226
          Delverne Ave  SW,  Canton, Ohio  44710-1306,  USA)  or  through  the
          bureau. [TNX KD8JN]
XU     - Danny, M0GMT and  Oliver, DJ9AO  - both  members of  the World  Wide
          Young Contesters Club (http://www.wwyc.net) - will operate (on 160-6
          metres CW and  SSB) from  Cambodia on  4-18 August.  Callsign to  be
          confirmed. QSL via G3SWH, either direct  or through the bureau.  For
          further     information      and      updates      please      visit
          http://www.geocities.com/dxpedition2003 [TNX G3SWH]
YA     - Masa, JG1OWV is helping a Japanese amateur radio operator named Sada
          to get back on the air after  twenty years. Sada will be staying  in
          Kabul, Afghanistan for one year and is currently waiting for  either
          his licence  to be  issued  and JG1OWV  to  send him  the  equipment
          (including low  bands).  Further  information  is  expected  in  due
          course. [TNX JG1OWV]
YB     - Special station YB35AR will be  active on all  bands and modes  from
          Jakarta on 6-13 July to celebrate the 35th anniversary of ORARI, the
          IARU national society of  Indonesia. QSL to  P.O. Box 8000,  Jakarta
          11000, Indonesia or via the YB bureau. [TNX YB0DPO]

CROATIAN ISLANDS TOUR ---> Kresimir/9A7K, Phil/F5OGG and Branko/9A6BND expect
to be  active  (also  as  9A0LH) from  the  following  Croatian  islands  and
lighthouses on 21-30 June (have also a look to http://www.qsl.net/9a7k):
Babac        EU-170  CI-005     Murter               CI-074
Barjak Mali          CI-399     Murvica              CI-457
Bisevo       EU-016  CI-007     Palagruza    EU-090  CI-084
Blitvenica           CI-156     Pasman       EU-170  CI-085
Cres         EU-136  CI-012     Prisnjak             CI-374
Daksa        EU-016  CI-165     Susac        EU-016  CI-109
Grebeni      EU-016  CI-174     Susak        EU-136  CI-108
Host         EU-016  CI-174     Sv. Andrija  EU-016  CI-216
Losinj       EU-136  CI-058     Ugljan       EU-170  CI-134
Mulo                 CI-458     Vis Island   EU-016  CI-142
QSL 9A7K and 9A6BND via homecalls;  QSL 9A/F5OGG/p via  LX1NO; QSL 9A0LH  via

SAMOA TOUR ---> Ulli,  DL2AH will be  active (on 10-40  metres SSB) as  5WOAH
from Samoa (OC-097) on 3-15 and  25-29 July (IOTA Contest included) and  from
Ofu Island (OC-077), American Samoa (KH8) on 17-23 July. [TNX NG3K]

THE AFRICAN DOUBLE JUMP ---> Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Aldo/IK2ANI and Joe/AA4NN  will
be active as A25FV (IN3ZNR),A25NI (IK2ANI) and A25NN (AA4NN) from Botswana on
2-6 July and as 7P8NR (IN3ZNR), 7P8NI (IK2ANI) and 7P8NN (AA4NN) from Lesotho
on 7-11 July. They plan to operate CW and  SSB with two stations on HF  (with
an emphasis on 80 and 160 metres CW) and 6 metres (50.110 MHz). QSLs via home
calls. Further information is  available at http://www.africanjump.org/  [TNX

VK9 TOUR ---> Gwen, VK3DYL and  other YL operators will  be active as  VK9XYL
from Christmas Island on 13-27 October  and as VK9CYL  Cocos Keeling from  27
October to  10 November.  More details  will follow  in due  course. QSL  via

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

6 METRES --->  Matt, OZ6OM has  been the editor  of the  OZ50MHz DX  Bulletin
since 1989 and has maintained a DX News page on his web site for the last few
months. He  has now  decided it  is "time  for a  break" and  recommends  the
following sites for  6m enthusiasts:  http://www.algonet.se/~sm7aed/info.htm,
http://www.uksmg.org/index.html and  http://www.smirk.org/.  Many  thanks  to
Matt for providing useful information for such a long time.

ARI CONTESTS ---> The ARI Field Day and the ARI Branches Contest will be held
on 7-8 June and 14-15 June respectively.

IN MEMORY OF VK4BP ---> Chris Wright, VK2UW (vk2uw@iprimus.com.au) is putting
together a CD for June, VK4SJ/ZK1AYL in memory of her husband Doug/VK4BP, who
lost his life while on the DXpediton  to the Cook Isands [425DXN 630].  Chris
needs a  recording done  in MP-3  format of  name, callsign  and message  (no
longer than one minute in length).

POSTAGE RATES (FRANCE) ---> Gil, F5NOD reports that effective 1 June 2003 the
new postage rates from France to abroad are as follows:
to the rest of Europe and Africa = 0,75 Euros
to the rest of the world = 0,90 Euros

QSL 3G1P  --->  Nick, XQ1IDM  (QSL  manager for  the  March  2003  3G1P  IOTA
operation from SA-085) reports that the cards are at the printer's. Some  600
direct cards  have  been received  so  far; please  be  patient  and  do  not

QSL T32Z ---> Effective  5  June  2003 the new QSL manager  for T32Z is K3PD.
Previous  requests sent  to  Janice, N7YL  (now inactive) are  believed to be
lost, so please resubmit to K3PD - but  do not send any request for QSOs made
before 2002, as no older logs exist. [TNX K3PD]

QSL VIA CT1BWW ---> Manuel, CT1BWW  reports he still has  logs and cards  for
the following operations: CQ1BWW, CQ2BWW, CQ4BWW, CQ5BWW, CQ5H, CQ5L, CQ6BWW,
CT7B, CT7BWW, CT7JUN, CT8BWW, CT8FCI and CT98BWW. Cards are available  either
direct (Manuel A.  C. Marques,  P.O. Box  41, 2780-901  Oeiras, Portugal)  or
through the bureau.

QSL VIA IK2QPR ---> Paolo, IK2QPR is the new QSL manager for Rasul, UK8OB and
club station UK8OWA. Other stations from Uzbekistan he manages include UK8OM,
UM8OM, RI1OA, UI8IZ,  UI8OAA, UK8GH, UK8ICO,  UK8IZ. QSL to  Paolo Fava,  Via
Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova - MN, Italy. [TNX IK2QPR]

ZW8M ---> 9000+ QSO were made  during the recent ZW8M operation from  Mexiana
Island (SA-042). Logs will be NOT available on line; inquiries can be sent to
Samuel, CT1EEN (ct1een@mail.telepac.pt).

+ SILENT  KEY  +  Junji  Saito, JA7SSB  reports  that  Hal  Ohkouchi,  JP1BJR
(ex-J2JJ) died on 1 June in  Tokyo at 87 years of age.  A pioneer of  amateur
radio in Japan, professor  Ohkouchi was a  past president of  JARL and a  FOC
member until a few years ago.

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

MCC:         The new web site of the  Marconi Contest Club is up and  running
              at http://www.mcc.is.it [TNX I4JMY]
QSL ROUTES:  Paolo, IK3QAR  maintains and  updates on  a  daily basis  a  QSL
              information     DBase      on      his     web      site      at

QSLs received  direct: 3B8MM,  3C2MV, 3D2AG/p  (OC-060), 3XY1L,  3XY7C,  5I3A
(AF-087), 5N99MSV, 5T5HC,  5U7JK, 5X1CW, 5Z4BK,  8P6DR, 8Q7ZZ, 8R1AK,  9G5KW,
9H1ZA, 9K2MU,  9N7YJ,  9Y4/IV3IYH  (SA-009),  9Y4AT,  9Y4SF,  A35XX,  A41MA/P
(AS-014), A45WD,  A71AW, A71EM,  A71EZ, AH3D,  AI5P/M (NA-046),  AL1G,  BI5H,
C31LJ, CE9/R3CA,  CN2MP,  CN2R,  CP4BT,  CV5Y,  CX7BF,  CY9DH,  D2CR,  D44TT,
DS3HWS/4 (AS-084),  E44/HA1AG,  EA9HA,  ES5TV,  F/HB9BMY/P  (EU-105),  FY5FY,
GD4EIP, HC4/NP3D, HQ8V  (NA-223), HV5PUL, IF9/I5RFD/P  (EU-054, IIA  TP-010),
II7GR  (EU-091),  IK7JWX/P  (EU-091,  IIA  LE-001),  IK7JWX/P  (IIA  LE-005),
OH0R,  OJ0SM,  OY7ET,  P49MR,   PZ5CM,  PZ5RA,  RK6CZ/P(RR-24-03),   RV6ASX/P
(EU-185), S58T, S9SS, SV9/OH1VR/P, T70A, T77C, T7IARU, TJ2RSF, TR8SA, UE0SAA,
UO0L, UP0L,  UP4L, V31MX,  VE2IM, VI5WCP  (OC-201), VI5WCP  (OC-261),  VP5LP,
VQ9LA, XT2ATI,  XV3AA, XW1IC,  ZA/Z35M, ZA0IS  (EU-169), ZA1B,  ZA1E,  ZB2FK,
ZD8R, ZD9IR, ZL7C, ZP40Z, ZP6CW, ZS1RBN (AF-064).

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