425 DX News issue #634

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins

                              425 DX News #634
                                28 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)

9A     - Tom, 9A2AA reports he plans to  operate from a few Croatian  islands
          during the weekend.
CO     - Members of the  Pina Colada Contest  Club (KP2AA)  will join  forces
          with the Federacion  de Radioaficionados de  Cuba in the  first-ever
          joint Cuban-U.S. Field  Day operation  on 28-29  June. Operating  as
          CO0US (and T42FD  for the "Get  On The Air"  newcomer station),  the
          team will operate near Havana on  80-2 metres. QSLs direct to  K7JA.
          [TNX N6DHZ]
F      - Special event station TM5AR will be aired from 28 June to 6 July  to
          celebrate      the       "Armada       Rouen       2003"       event
          (http://www.mairie-rouen.fr/pre_armada/armada.htm). QSL via  bureau.
          [TNX F5NQL]
FO     - Phil, G3SWH gives the details of the forthcoming activities from the
          Pacific [425DXN 631]. The operators will  be Barry/ZS1FJ (aka  G4MFW
          and ZL1MFW),  Deon/ZS1ZL  and  Phil/G3SWH  himself.  They  will  use
          FO/G4MFW (SSB and  RTTY, QSL via  ZS1FJ) and FO/G3SWH  (CW, QSL  via
          G3SWH) as follows:
          11-14 July from Tubuai (OC-152), Austral Islands,
          15-22 July from Mangareva (OC-063), French Polynesia,
          23-24 July from Tahiti (OC-046), French Polynesia.
          A short operation may also  take place from  Rurutu (OC-050) in  the
          Austral Islands. Around  25-26 July they  will be  on Great  Barrier
          Island (OC-201), New Zealand. Announced frequencies are:
          28495, 24945, 21295, 18145, 14195, 7095, 3795 kHz (SSB)
          28025, 24895, 21025, 18075, 14025, 10105, 7005. 3505, 1830 kHz (CW)
          28075, 24922, 21085, 18102, 14075 kHz (RTTY)
          Four pilot stations (namely G3XTT, W0DM, KH6FKG and ZS1AU) have been
          appointed to assist the expedition members in the efficient flow  of
          traffic and information.  Donations towards  the high  cost of  this
          expedition will be  gratefully accepted and  may be  sent to  G3SWH.
          Further  information   and  daily   updates   will  be   posted   at
I      - Look for Alex,  IK8YFU/P to be  active from the  lighthouse at  Capo
          Vaticano (WAIL CL-005, ARLHS ITA 047 ) until 30 June.
I      - Look for Vesuvio DX Team member IZ8FDH to be active as IF9/IZ8FDH on
          all bands, 6  metres included, from  Favignana (EU-054, IIA  TP-011)
          from 29 June  to 6 July.  QSL via  home call,  either direct  (Paolo
          Capobianco, Via  Enrico Cocchia  26, 80124  Napoli -  NA, Italy)  or
          through the bureau. [TNX IZ8DDG]
I      - I8ACB, IK8OZZ,  IK8VRH,  IK8YTA, IZ8CGS  and  IZ8EBI will  be  using
          special call  IR8DX between  1 July  and 30  October. They  plan  to
          operate as IR8DX/P from islands located in either EU-031 and  EU-144
          during this time frame. QSL via IK8VRH either direct or through  the
          bureau. [TNX IK8VRH]
I      - A few I7 operators plan to be active from Isoal degli Scheletri (not
          IOTA; IIA LE-016) and Isolotto Cuccio (not IOTA; IIA LE-018)  during
          the coming week.
I      - Operators from ARI Trapani will be active on all bands as IF9MI from
          Marettimo Island (EU-054, IIA TP-010) on  4-6 July. QSL direct  only
          to IT9FXY. [TNX IW9FMW]
OZ     - Look for Jakob, OZ7AEI/P  to be active  from several Danish  islands
          and  lighthouses  on  28  June  starting  around  7.30  UTC:   Strib
          Lighthouse (DEN-047, DLS  100) on Fyn  Island (EU-172, DIA  FY-001),
          Helnaes  Island  (FY-024)   and  Lighthouse   (DEN-015,  DLS   106),
          Vindbyoere BF (DEN-162, DLS 132) on Tasinge Island (EU-172, FY-015),
          Sio (EU-172, FY-021), Langeland (EU-172, FY-019), and Thuro (EU-172,
          FY-016). QSL  via home  call, direct  or vureau  (cards for  all  of
          Jakob's activities in 2003 will be printed around Christmas).
TF     - Look for Gulli, TF8GX (http://www.gi.is/tf8gx/) to operate as  TF7X
          from the Westman Islands (EU-071) from  30 June to  4 July. QSL  via
          K1WY. [TNX The Daily DX]
UR     - Look for US0ZZ/p, UT5ZA/p, UT4ZG/p, UR5ZGR/p  to operate SSB and  CW
          from  Konstantynivska  Batteria  (Battery  Island,  PB-02  for   the
          Ukrainian Islands Award) on 27-29 June. QSL via US0ZZ. [TNX ER5OK]
VE     - Len, VE9MY and Linda, VE9GLF expect to be active from Lemeque Island
          (NA-068) on 1 July, starting around 20.30 UTC for a couple of hours.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VE9MY]
VE     - Paul, K1WO plans to operate from the Tusket Islands (NA-126) or,  if
          transportation cannot be arranged, from Brier Island (NA-127) on 1-4
          July. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Industry Canada has authorized the use of special event prefixes  to
          celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Military Communications in Canada
          between 1 July and 31 August. The prefixes will be XM for all VE, XL
          for all VA, XN for all  VO and XO for all  VY. For more  information
          pertaining  to  the  other  celebrations   planned  for  the   100th
          anniversary, visit the webpage at http://www.commelec.2003.ca. [TNX
VK     - The Darwin Amateur Radio Club of  the Northern Territory,  Australia
          will operate special event  station VI8NT to  celebrate 25 years  of
          self government from 1 July through 31 December. QSL via VK6NE. [TNX
          OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Jeff, KU8E reports he will be operating mobile from St Simons Island
          (NA-058) on 5-8 July. Most of  his activity will  probably be on  20
          metres CW.
YI     - Steve, OM3JW  reports  that his  son  Mike, OM2DX  is  now  back  to
          Baghdad. His activity will be limited to a few weeks because  Slovak
          Ambassy in Baghdad  was totally destroyed.  His power amplifier  and
          antenna systems are lost and Mike  expects to operate as YI1BGD  (or
          with his personal call, which he hopes to receive soon - see  "Iraqi
          PTT" below) from the club station.  Further information and  updates
          will be posted at http://www.qsl.net/om2dx

SOUTHEASTERN ASIA  ---> Hiroo  Yonezuka, JA2EZD/XW2A  will be  travelling  to
Cambodia and Vietnam  between 30 June  and 13 July.  He plans  to operate  as
XU7ADX and 3W2B. QSL direct to  his new address:  P.O. Box 10003,  Vientiane,
Laos. [TNX JI6KVR]

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

4W3DX ---> Thor, 4W3DX (formerly 4W6MM)  left Timor Leste  on 26 June,  after
some 60,000 QSOs (15,000 as 4W3DX). QSL direct only to TF3MM. [TNX The  Daily

BRAZIL DX NET ---> Pedro, PP5SZ  reports it is now held  by Daniel, PT7BI  on
Saturdays and Sundays from 18.30 to 20.30 UTC on 14270 kHz.

I.I.A. ---> Frank, IZ7AUH/p  and Fulvio, IZ7FLT/p  were active  from Isolotto
Chianca d'Abramo (EU-091; IIA LE-017) on 25 June.
Gianni, IZ77FLP/p was active from  Scoglio di Torre dell'Ovo (IIA TA-003; not
IOTA) on 27 June.

IRAQI PTT ---> The Daily DX reports that Fred Matos, W3ICM "is on  assignment
in Baghdad, Iraq with the U.S.  government, tasked with  setting up an  Iraqi
'FCC' (PTT), including issuance of ham  radio licenses and callsigns. On  his
first day there, he assigned himself the callsign YI3DX".

IQ1DX ---> This is the new club call assigned to Alba ARI Branch.

QSL OZ/G0GRC (EU-171) ---> "In my  hurry to get cards  printed I omitted  our
callsign!", Alan Gibson, G0RCI is sorry  to report. Appropriate measures  are
being taken;  should you  receive a  card without  a callsign  on it,  please
e-mail Alan at g0rci@yahoo.com

QSL T94DJ ---> Ralph Fariello, K2PF reports he is now handling QSL cards  for
Dejo, T94DJ.

QSL UK/JI2MED ---> Manabu prefers cards being sent to his home call,  JI2MED,
via the JARL bureau. Those who need  a direct card should send their  request
to Manabu Shimoyashiro,  107-B, Amir Temur  str., Tashkent 70084,  Uzbekistan
(do not send direct cards to Manabu's home address in Japan). [TNX JJ1BDX/3]

QSL VIA  G0SGB --->  Steve, G0SGB  says that  QSL  cards for  his  lighthouse
operations from EA8, LZ, SV5 and EA6 should  be sent direct only to his  home
address. Bureau cards "will be ignored due to high return costs".

QSL VIA IZ8CCW ---> Antonio maintains  a list of  stations whose request  for
direct cards do not include appropriate or sufficient return postage. If  you
find your call  listed on http://www.mdxc.org/iz8ccw/b.htm, be advised  that
you will receive your cards via bureau.

RRC CUP 2003 ---> The Russian  Robinson Club celebrates its 10th  anniversary
and sponsors  the  "RRC Cup  2003"  for contacting  stations  active  in  the
following award programmes:
Russian Robinson Award (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rra_e.htm)
Russian Lighthouse Award (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/rlha/)
Russian Flora-Fauna Award (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rffa_e.htm)
Russian Mountain Award (http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rma.htm).
Contacts should  be  made  between  1 July  and  30  September.  For  further
information  please   contact   the  RRC   Cup   2003   Manager,   RW3PN   at
rw3pn@efremov.tula.net [TNX RZ3EM]

VENEZUELAN INDIPENDENCE DAY CONTEST ---> It  will take place on 5-6 July  (CW
and   SSB).   Rules    and   a   contest    program   can    be   found    at
http://www.radioclub.venezolano.org (look under "concursos"). The Radio  Club
Venezolano is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, and a special QSL
will be issued to confirm QSOs with YV5AJ, their HQ station.

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

DX INFO:  A weekly  overview of  DXpeditions/Special  Event Stations  can  be
           found on Marek's, DH9SB new web site at http://www.dx-info.de

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3V8SM       F8DVD (a)   D2BB        W3HNK       T5X         DJ6SI
3W2FM       UA0FM       DX1F        JA1HGY      TK/S52A     S59AA
3W3/UA3GIB  UA3GIB      ED1SML      EA2BT       TM0GAY      F8IXZ
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       EV5B        EW1ABA      TM0GP       F5KCH
4U1WRC      4U1ITU      FP5BZ       F5TJP       TM1JNM      F5PEZ
5H4CM       IV3RTL      FS/K3LP     K5KV        TM6ACO      F6KFI
5U7JK       I2YSB       GB2MOF      GM4UYZ      TM6D        F5RPB
5V7BR       F5RUQ       GB2NSC      G8ATE       TM6SME      F6IPS
5W0VB       UA4WHX      GB300WES    M0RHI       UA1ONY      RZ3EC
6K2BYF/3    6K2BYF      GS3ZBI/P    G3OCA       UE0ZLH      UA0ZC
7Q7/10JUNE  ZS6AMX      H44H        P29KM       UE3QFF      RN3QO
7S6QW       SK3QW       II0W        IW0BET      UE3RFF      RK3RB
7X0AD       EA4URE      JD1YAB      JA1MRM      UE3SFF/P    RU3SD
8P6FH       WB2KSK      K1D         W1DAD       UE4HZS      RK4HM
9A/F5OGG    LX1NO       K2H         K2TD        UE9ORQ      UA9ORQ
9A0LH       9A7K        KP5WW       pirate      UE9OWQ      UA9ORQ
A61AF       DL7UFR (b)  LU1FAM      AC7DX       V25XX       WB8XX
A61AJ       N4QB        LU1ZV       LU4DXU      V73VV       UA4WHX
BU2/JJ1TBB  JL1ANP      LX0SAR      DJ8VH       VC3MCC      VE3UUH
BW0NIU      BV1ED       M0HEN/MM    PA3BLS      VC7K        VE7SMP
C31VQ       EA2NA       N4BQW/KH9   KB6NAN      VE2/G3ZAY   G3ZAY
C6AHR       N8PR        OK8TW       K0TW        VE2/M0BLF   M0BLF
CE2LZR      EA5KB       OX3SA       KZ5RO       VI6TI       VK6NE
CK2/VE3EXY  VE3EXY      OZ9TR       pirate      VP6TC       K6RPF
CO0M        CO2FRC      P40WP       KC9IL       YA1BV       JA1PBV
CO2WL       EA3ELM      PA9MR       VE3MR       YA1CQ       JA1CQT
CO3VK       IZ8EBI      PJ7/K3LP    K5KV        YA1JA       JA1CQT
CO6XN       N3ZOM       RF3QFF      RA3QSY      YE9R        YC9BU
CO8EJ       EA5KB       RK6YYA/6    RV6YZ       YI/EK6DO    K6EID
CP6XE       IK6SNR      S92UN       CT1CPP      YI/ON4WW    KU9C
CQ0QXL      CT4IS       SX8X        SV8ENI      YI/S57CQ    S57DX
CQ3J        CT3MD       T21MY       OM2SA       YW8D        W4SO
CW1EJA      CX5JF       T2YL        OM2SA       ZF2BB       KZ4ZZ

(a) 23 June-4 July 2003 only
(b) 17-18 June 2003 only (op. DF5JT)

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

3B9FR   Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Citronelle, Rodrigues Island, Republic
         of Mauritius
6K2BYF  Maeng Seong Youl, P.O. Box 12, Pocheon 487-600, South Korea
JA1MRM  Saburo Asano, 3-26-8, Toyotama-Kita, Nerima, Tokyo, 176-0012 Japan
JJ8DEN  Yoshitake Izumi, Minami-24-7, Nishi-1, Obihiro-City, Hokkaido,
         080-0011 Japan
JR8XXQ  Kouichi Saito, 505-11, 3-15-111, Musa, Kushiro, Hokkaido, 085-0806
RA3NN   Andre Hudyacov, P.O. Box 1, Kostromskaya obl., Sharya 157500, Russia
RA3QSY  Igor Makeev, P.O. Box 2, Voronezh, 394010, Russia
RN3QO   Sergey Popov, P.O.Box 22, Voronezh, 394077, Russia
S57DX   Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
UA9ORQ  Vladimir Volosozhar, P.O. Box 868, Novosibirsk, 630089, Russia
VE3UUH  Robert Calver, 419 Bates Road, R.R. #3, Jasper, Ontario K0G 1G0,
VK6NE   Neil Penfold, 2 Moss Ct, Kingsley, WA 6026, Australia
W1DAD   Peter Schipelliti, 7 Dearborn Ridge Rd, Atkinson, NH 03811, USA
YC9BU   Kadek Kariana SP, P.O. Box 106, Singaraja 81100, Bali, Indonesia
OM2SA   George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia

          425 DX NEWS WWW PAGE ---> http://www.425dxn.org


                     425 DX NEWS REFLECTOR SUBSCRIPTIONS

              If you want to subscribe please send a message to
                                  with either
                subscribe 425eng (for the English version) OR
                subscribe 425ita (for the Italian version)
              in the Subject (leave the body of the message blank)

             If you want to unsubscribe follow the same procedure and
                 replace subscribe 425eng or subscribe 425ita with
             unsubscribe 425eng or unsubscribe 425ita respectively

©425DXN by I1JQJ since 1991

click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins

go back