425 DX News issue #638

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                              425 DX News #638
                                26 July 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
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3D2    - Mike/KM9D and  Jan/KF4TUG are  currently active  as 3D2MO  CW  and
          3D2BT from Vanua Levu (OC-016), Fiji. They plan to participate  in
          the IOTA Contest as 3D2BT. QSLs via OM2SA. [TNX The Daily DX]
9A     - A group of operators from Radio Club "Josipovac" will  participate
          in the IOTA Contest as 9A6K from Kakan Island (EU-170). Before and
          after contest, until 31 July, will operate as 9A6K/p from  several
          other Croatian  islands.  QSL  via  bureau  to  9A3QB.  [TNX  OPDX
9A     - S50R (http://lea.hamradio.si/~s50r/) and S50K will participate  in
          the IOTA  Contest from  Vis Island  (EU-016). QSL  via S50R.  [TNX
9A     - Aco, 9A/DJ0LZ/p will be  active from Pag  Island (EU-170) from  26
          July to 9 August. [TNX DJ0LZ]
BV     - Several operators  will  be  active on  all  bands  and  modes  as
          BV2B/BV9W from P'engchia Yu (AS-155) on 25-28 July. QSL via BV2KI,
          direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
BY     - BA4TA, BD4RS,  BD5RV, BA5RX,  BD5RT and  some other  BY5s will  be
          active as BI5P from  Pingtan Island (AS-138)  on 25-28 July.  They
          will have two stations on 160-10 metres (WARC bands not  included)
          SSB and  CW and  will participate  in the  IOTA Contest.  QSL  via
          BA4RD, direct  or bureau.  Further details  can  be found  on  the
          Jiangsu DX Club's web site  at http://www.jsdxc.org; comments  and
          inquiries can be sent to Dave,  KA5TQF (ka5tqf@arrl.net) or  Deal,
          BA4TB (ba4tb@arrl.net). [TNX BD5RV]
CT     - Mor/CT1AHU,   Joao/CT1BOP,   Alex/CT1DIZ   and   Luis/CT4NH   will
          participate in the IOTA Contest as  CS4B (the same call they  used
          back in 1993, when they won the first edition of the contest) from
          Bugio Island (EU-040, DIP ES-004, LH-647). [TNX CT4NH]
CU     - CU3AK and CU3DJ will  operate as CU9X  from Corvo Island  (EU-089)
          until 28  July. QSL  via CU3AK  (Jaime  Eloy, Largo  Dr.  Teotonio
          Machado Pires,  9760-544 Praia  da Vitoria,  Terceira,  Portugal).
          [TNX CT1END]
EA     - Gabriele, IK3GES reports he will participate  in the IOTA  Contest
          as EA1/IK3GES/p from  Arosa Island  (EU-080). QSL  via home  call,
          direct or bureau.
F      - Look for F5JOT, F5LGQ and F6CKH to operate as homecall/p from  Ile
          du Large (DIFM  MA-001, WLH 060),  Saint Marcouf Islands  (EU-081)
          until around 16  UTC on 27  July, IOTA Contest  included. QSL  via
          home calls. [TNX La Gazette du DX]
F      - ON5MF and  ON6NN  will  be  active  as  F/homecall/p  from  Sainte
          Marguerite (EU-058) on 25-27 July, including an entry in the  IOTA
          Contest as F/ON5MF/P. QSL  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
FP     - Look for  Paul, FP/K9OT  and Peg,  FP/KB9LIE  [425DXN 625]  to  be
          active from Miquelon  Island (NA-032) from  27 July  to 5  August,
          including an entry by FP/K9OT in the CW North American QSO  Party.
          They will operate CW and SSB on 160-6 metres (emphasis on 40,  30,
          17, and 12m) with 100 watts and a variety of antennas. Six  metres
          will have a breakable beacon around 50.120 MHz. Special  attention
          will be paid to Asia and  Oceania. QSL via  home calls, direct  or
          bureau.  Their  web  page  is  at  http://www.mhtc.net/~k9ot  [TNX
GD     - G0HSS, G1GEY, G3NKC,  G4MJS, G4XUM and  M0BEW will participate  in
          the IOTA Contest as MD4K from  the Isle of  Man (EU-116). QSL  via
          G3NKC  (e-mail   requests  for   bureau   card  are   welcome   at
          http://www.md4k.com). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
          DS4QGX, DS5EVU  and DS5LRJ  will be  active as  D88DX from  Anmyon
          Island (AS-080)  on 25-28  July, IOTA  contest included.  QSL  via
          HL0CAC. Logs  will  be available  at  http://www.59dx.com/iota2003
          [TNX DS5EVU]
HL     - Lee,  HL1IWD  and  other  operators  from   Korea  DX  Club   will
          participate in  the IOTA  Contest as  DS0DX/2 from  Yongyu  Island
          (AS-105). Look for  them on either  CW and SSB.  All QSOs will  be
          confirmed automatically via bureau. [TNX HL1IWD]
I      - Enzo/I7PXV (CW), Michele/IK7FPX, Alfredo/IK7JWX,  Gilberto/IK7LMX,
          Elvira/IV3FSG,   Frank/IZ7AUH   and   Angelo/IZ7CTE   (CW)    will
          participate in the IOTA Contest as  IZ7AUH/p from Isola Grande  di
          Porto Cesareo (EU-091, IIA LE-001). QSL  via home call, direct  or
          bureau. Outside the  contest they will  operate also  on 6  metres
          from JN80WG.  Pictures  and on  line  logs will  be  available  at
          http://www.iz7auh.com/iota-20003 [TNX IZ7AUH]
I      - Paolo/IV3DSH,  Stefano/IV3LZQ,  Giovanni/IV3ODE  and  Paolo/IV3PUT
          will participate in the IOTA Contest  as IQ3UD/p from EU-130.  QSL
          via IV3LZQ. [TNX IV3LZQ]
IS0    - Rough seas  prevented  the IM0M  operation  from  Isola  dei  Meli
          (EU-165, IIA CA-006) from taking place on 18-21 July [425DXN 637].
          A second attempt is scheduled on 25-28 July. QSL via IS0BMU.  [TNX
          IS0AGY and IS0BMU]
IS0    - Alberto, IK4HPU will be active as IS0/IK4HPU from Sardinia on 3-21
          August. He  plans to  operate also  on 6  metres  and from  a  few
          islands for the Italian Islands Award programme.
JA     - Taka, JR3TVH and  Natsu, JJ3NAW are  sorry to report  that due  to
          serious family problems they will  not be able  to go and  operate
          from AS-147 on  25-30 July as  previously announced [425DXN  631].
          Hopefully  the  activity  will  take  place  in  autumn,   further
          information is expected in due course.
KH9    - Jake, N6XIV/KH9 should once again be QRV from Wake Island (OC-053)
          beginning on or about 26 July  if all goes  as planned. His  visit
          will run approximately four weeks  and will be  his last KH9  work
          assignment  for  2003.  Jake  will  operate  (SSB  only)  whenever
          possible during his very limited spare time. QSL via K2FF,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX K2FF]
OH0    - Harry,  OH6YF  (http://www.oh6yf.com)  is  celebrating  his   20th
          anniversary as an amateur radio operator  and will be active  from
          the Aland  Islands  (EU-002) as  OH0MYF  on 24-28  July.  He  will
          participate in the IOTA Contest as OH0Y. QSL via OH6YF. Logs  will
          be available at http://logs.oh6yf.com [TNX OH6YF]
OZ     - OZ2TF, OZ7KDJ and  OZ9V will participate  in the  IOTA Contest  as
          OZ8MW/P (CW and SSB)  from Anholt Island  (EU-088, NK-001 for  the
          Danish Islands Award). QSL direct or via bureau. [TNX OZ9V]
PA     - PA7BT, ON4IA, ON5UM, ON6CC and ON6NL will participate in the  IOTA
          Contest as PI4HQ from Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146). QSL via PA3CAL.
          Pictures   of   last   year's   operation   can   be   found    at
          http://www.qsl.net/on5ll [TNX ON6NL]
PA     - Look for  PA/DJ1YFK/P (SOAB  CW 12h)  to participate  in the  IOTA
          Contest from Texel Island  (EU-038). QSL via  bureu to home  call.
          [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Eger, PY2EX and  others will participate  in the  IOTA Contest  as
          PS2I (CW  and SSB)  from Santo  Amaro (SA-071).  IOTA  enthusiasts
          please note that credit  for contacts made  with this island  will
          continue to be allowed until 1 February 2005 only. QSL via PY2BEG.
          [TNX PY2EX]
PY     - PR2C (QSL via PY1NEZ) and ZY2C (QSL via PY1NEW) are the new  calls
          for the 25 July-3 August operation  from Comprida Island  (SA-024)
          [425DXN 635], IOTA Contest included. [TNX PY2NEZ]
SM     - Look for SM7BHM and SM7GXR to  participate in the IOTA Contest  as
          SK7A/P from Lindoe Island (EU-137). QSL via SK7BQ. [TNX SM7BHM and
SP     - Look for SP2Y/1 (Marek), SP2CYK/1 (Andy) and club station SP2PIT/1
          to be  active (on  10-80  metres SSB  and  CW) from  Wolin  Island
          between 28 July and 2 August. [TNX SP2OVN]
SV     - Kostas, SV1DPI will be active as SV1DPI/p from Zakynthos  (EU-052)
          between 25 July  and 3 August,  including a  participation in  the
          IOTA Contest. QSL preferably via bureau. [TNX SV1DPI]
TA     - Look for TA2MW and TA2RC to  be active during the IOTA Contest  as
          TA0GI and  YM0T from  Giresun Island  (AS-154) and  Kefken  Island
          (AS-159) respectively. [TNX TA2RC]
UA     - R1PQ [425DXN  635] will  continue  operations from  Novaya  Zemlya
          (EU-035) until 30-31 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest.
          QSL via UA1RJ. [TNX NC5K]
UA     - Look for RK0LWW/p  to be active  from Reyneke  Island (AS-066)  on
          25-28 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via bureau. [TNX The  Daily
UK     - Mikhail Mejlumov, UK8OM has  got a licence  for 6 metres  (MN51UA)
          and can  be  found daily  around  50115 CW.  Write  for  skeds  to
          uk8om@uzpak.uz [TNX UK8OM]
UR     - Look for US0ZZ, UT4ZG, UX0ZX, UR5ZJL, UR5GHK and ER1OO to  operate
          on 80-6 metres CW and SSB from the Kalanchakskiye Islands (EU-179,
          UIA BS-08)  on  25-28 July.  They  will participate  in  the  IOTA
          Contest as UW0G. [TNX ER5OK]
VE     - Debbie, N7FL  and Ralph,  N7KGA are  active from  Herschel  Island
          (NA-193) and will  participate in  the IOTA  Contest as  VY1/N7FL.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     - Mike, K9AJ/VY0 was unable to operate from NA-009 [425DXN 633], but
          will be QRV from Southampton Island (NA-007) for the IOTA  Contest
          until early on 28 July. He  will operate on 15,  17 and 20  metres
          mainly CW. [TNX IZ8CCW]
W      - Stan, N2US  reporst he  will participate  in the  IOTA Contest  as
          N2US/3 from Assateague Island (NA-139). Look  for him on 26  July,
          from 12 to 24 UTC.
W      - Look for John, WA4JA/p,  to be active  from Shell Island  (NA-085)
          for about 10 hours on 26 July during the IOTA contest. Outside the
          contest he will be operate from Okaloosa/Santa Rosa (NA-142).  QSL
          via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - Jeff, KU8E reports  he has planned  a last minute  trip to  NA-058
          (either Jekyll or St Simons  Island) for the  IOTA Contest. He  is
          likely to be in the CW Only - 12 Hour category.
W      - Look for Ron, K0IOA/p to be active (mainly on 40 and 20 metres CW)
          from Santa Cruz Island (NA-144) on 26-27 July. QSL via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - The Old  Barney ARC  (http://www.obarc.org) will  be operating  as
          N2OB from the  Barnegat Lighthouse (ARLHS  USA-039) on Long  Beach
          Island (NA-111, USI NJ001S) on 2 August (or the 3rd, if it  rains)
          from 13 to  23 UTC. Operation  will be primarily  on +/- 7240  and
          14240 kHz. QSL via N2OB (P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087,  USA).
          [TNX N2OO]
YB     - YE5X is  the special  call issued  to  YC3MM, YC5YAS,  YC5WUH  and
          YD5NGQ  for  their  IOTA  Contest  operation  from  Galang  Island
          (OC-075) [425DXN 637]. QSL via IZ8CCW (YB stations can send  their
          cards to P.O. Box 254, Batam 29400). [TNX YC3MM]
YV     - A group of operators is active  as YV5JBI/P (QSL via YV5JBI)  from
          Piritu Afuera (SA-090) until 12 UTC on 26 July. Then they will use
          YW6P (QSL via EA7JX) for the IOTA Contest. [TNX YV1DIG]

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

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overlays, is a most comprehensive set of world prefix maps, packed full  of
features for all amateur radio enthusiasts.  It is now freely available  in
the demo version at http://www.qsl.net/ei8ic/

QSL 4U1UN ---> The OPDX  Bulletin reports that  Jerry, WB8LFO has  returned
all the 1986-1996 logs to the UN. QSL requests for those years should  sent
to P.O. Box 3873, Grand Central Station New York, NY 10163, USA.

QSL OZ1HQ --->  QSL Manager  Allis Andersen,  OZ1ACB reports  that the  QSL
cards for OZ1HQ  (IARU Contest 2003)  will not be  ready until sometime  in

QSL XF2IH --->  Enrique, XE1H reports  he has  received the  cards for  the
March 2003 operation from Isla  de Enmedio (NA-224)  from the printer.  The
first batch of about 300 direct QSLs was mailed on 19 July. QSL to  Enrique
Garcia Munive, P.O. Box 118-481, 07051 Mexico - DF, Mexico.

QSL ZL4/G4EDG ---> Steve, G4EDG reports that direct cards for his operation
from OC-203 were posted on 24 July. Bureau cards will be processed as  they

QSL VIA IT9NVA  ---> Those who  need a direct  card for  one of  Vincenzo's
several operations from  Italian lighthouses and  islands are requested  to
use the following address: Vincenzo Altamura, P.O. Box 216, 96100  Siracusa
- SR, Italy. [TNX IT9NVA]

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

9A/I6GFX:   Information on Gianfranco's recent activity from the islands of
             Lastovo    and    Mrcara     (EU-016)    is    available     at
             http://www.gianfrancogervasi.it/ioca.htm [TNX I6GFX]
DIFI:       The official  web  site for  the  French Inland  Islands  Award
             (D.I.F.I.: Diplome  des  Iles  Francaises  Interieures)  is  at
             http://perso.wanadoo.fr/difi/. The Award Manager is Jean-Pierre
             Tendron, F5XL.
DX HOLIDAY: DX Holiday (http://www.dxholiday.com) is  a website that  lists
             information on where  to operate  overseas. Categories  include
             Rent-a-QTH, Ham Friendly Locations,  Club Stations and  General
             Information. The website has been updated with new  information
             by Kenny K2KW.
LOG:        The log for IM0/IK5PWQ's recent activity from San Pietro Island
             (EU-165,  IIA   CA-013)   is   now   available   on   line   at
             http://www.qsl.net/ik5pwq/logs/Logs.html. Cards  will  be  sent
             out in September. [TNX IK5PWQ]
LOG:        Vagelis, SV8DTP reports  he has made  available his logbook  on
             line at http://www.qsl.net/sv8dtp/qsos/default.htm

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9ZL       FR5ZL       DS4NYE/2    HL1OYF      R1100PS     RA1WZ
3D2BT       OM2SA       EG03PFG     EA3MM       R3R         RU3AX
3D2MO       OM2SA       F6KNL/P     F8BBL       RA4CF/0     UA0IFC
3D2RK       W7TSQ       FO/G35WH    G3SWH       RA9LI/9     DL6ZFG
4D71HBC     DU1HBC      FO/G4MFW    ZS1FJ       RI0MR       UA0LCZ
4J9NM       K2PF        FP5BZ       F5TJP       RK3DZJ/1    RA3DEJ
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       FS/VA3YDX/M VA3YDX      RL3AA/1     UA3DX
4X0IS       4X1GA       G0RLU       ON4ADN      S01HA       EA2JG
5R8FL       G3SWH       GB5FI       GW0ANA      S50KBS      S57L
5R8GZ       G3SWH       GB600SBY    G3SRT       SD5DS       SM5BDY
5U7JB       ON5NT       HF150IL     SP8PJG      SN28SMS     SP3ZAH
5W0AH       DL2AH       HF25KVW     SP5KVW      SV0JD/SV8   DL6NBA
5W1SA       JH7OHF      HF650O      SQ4NR       T88AY       JA7AYE
7P8AD       IK2ANI      HF750MP     SP3PKK      T88XP       JS1CYI
7P8CF       K5LBU       HI3TEJ      ON4IQ       TA1ZK/0     HB9DUR
7P8DA       K4YL        HI8ROX      ON4IQ       TA3AX       DL7JAK
7P8EW       KA2UCA      HL1EJT/2    HL1OYF      TE8IP       TI2KAC
7P8IZ       W0IZ        HL1OYF/2    HL1OYF      TM1OOP      F5SUL
7P8MJ       W5MJ        HL1TXQ/2    HL1OYF      TM9ES       F5GTW
7P8NK       VA7DX       HL1VAU/2    HL1OYF      UA1TAN/1    UA1TAN
7P8NN       AA4NN       HL3QP/2     HL1OYF      UP5QHT      UA3TT
7P8NR       IN3ZNR      HL9DX/2     HL1OYF      V31MX       K0BCN
7P8TA       WW5L        IO7J        IK7JWX      V31UA       N5WD
8Q7LC       VK6LC       IU0HQ       I2MQP       V31WD       N5WD
9A/IN3DEI   IN3YGW      IU2HQ       I2MQP       V44KJ       WB2TSL
9A0LH       9A7K        IU3HQ       I2MQP       VP2E        N5AU
9A6NL       HA6NL       IU4HQ       I2MQP       VP2MDO      K9MDO
9K2K        W6YJ        IU9HQ       I2MQP       VP2MHX      W4WX
A22AN       IK2ANI      J49PC       OM3PC       VP2MNS      N9NS
A22FV       IN3ZNR      JD1YAB      JA1MRM      VP2MWB      N2OO
A22NN       AA4NN       JX2IJ       LA2IJ       VP2VFM      G0IAS
A35VB       UA4WHX      JY4NE       K3IRV       VP5FEB      KZ5RO
BD5RI/5     BD5RI       K9AJ/VY0    K9AJ        VQ9NA       N2NA
BN0F        JL1ANP      K9PPY/VY0   K9PPY       VU3DJQ      EA7FTR
BU2/JJ1TBB  JL1ANP      KH8/DL2AH   DL2AH       W5BOS/AL5   W5BOS
BV4CT       NO0C        KP4SQ       KD8IW       WR3W/KH2    JA0DAI
BW3/JR3PZW  JL1XMN      LV0N        LU2NI       XL2ZO/XO2   VA2ZO
C6ASB       AK0M        MJ0AWR      K2WR        XU7ACW      LA5YJ
C6ASC       AK0M        N1S         KB1LN       YA6RF       F6ITD
CL6BIA      N3ZOM       N8L         W5AZN       YC0EEX      WB4HAM
CN8KD       EA5XX       OA4WW       OH0XX       YI1BGD      OM3JW
CS5F        HB9CRV      OJ0U        OH1VR       YW5M        W4SO
CS9FSF      CT3FJ       OJ0VR       OH1VR       ZA1A        OH2BH (a)
CT9M        CS3MAD      OZ4DI       OZ1HPS      ZA1B        OH2BH (b)
D90HC/2     DS2BGV      P40CJ       KU5B        ZW2VP       PT2AAA
DS1EVQ/2    HL1OYF      PJ2HQ       N9AG        ZW5B        W3HC
DS1KOQ/2    HL1OYF      PJ7/VA3YDX  VA3YDX      ZW7S        PY2RAR
DS3BGI/2    HL1OYF      PT2ZAW      OK1FWQ      ZY5X        IV3NVN

(a) IARU 2003
(b) 6m QSOs 1-7 July 2003

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

3B9FR   Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Port Mathurin, Victoria St, Rodriguez
         Island, Republic of Mauritius
7Q7RS   Romeo Siufrido, c/o Chimanga Project, P.O. Box 61, Balaka, Malawi
CP1AA   Radio Club La Paz, P.O. Box 2111, La Paz, Bolivia
HB9CRV  Hermann Stein, Brueelmatten 13, CH 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
HL1OYF  Kim Duck-nam, P.O.Box 54, Dong-jack 156-600, Seoul, South Korea
IK5XCT  Stefano Macerini Papini, Via Sarzanese Valdera 64/M, 56032 Cascine
         di Buti - PI, Italy
IV3NVN  Simone Candotto, P.O. Box 4, 33050 Castions di Strada - UD, Italy
K0BJ    Bruce Frahms, 1553 County Road T, Colby, KS 67701, USA
KD8JN   Randall Phelps, 1226 Delverne Ave SW, Canton, Ohio 44710-1306, USA
PY2RAR  Ronan A. Reginatto, Avenida 1, 2091 Rio Claro, SP 13503-250, Brazil
RA1WZ   Al Trubchaninov, Rizhskij pr. 51-104, Pskov, 180016, Russia
UA3TAE  Alex N. Polozov, P.O. Box 66, Dzerjinsk-15, 606015, Russia
VA3YDX  Igor Slakva, 2900 Bathurst Street, Apt. 307, Toronto, Ontario, M6B
         3A9 Canada
W5BOS   Lanny Phillips, 8381 FM 2101, Quinlan, TX 75474-4836, USA
Z35G    Jane Atanasov, P.O. Box 73, 2300 Kochani, Macedonia
Z36W    Venco Stojcev, Ivo Loa Ribar 92, Stip 2000, Macedonia

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