425 DX News issue #639

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                              425 DX News #639
                               2 August 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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The 425 DX News monthly edition (July 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
special articles and pictures from several IOTA operations (Chuk/AS-168, La
Isla/SA-056,   Long   Beach/NA-111,   Los   Monjes/SA-015,    Bugio/EU-040,
Habbibas/AF-094) as well as the usual features (the July weekly  bulletins,
QSL info and addresses, calendar and news from the web).

3A     - Christophe, F8ASY reports he will operate as 3A/F8ASY from  Monaco
          on 12-16 August. QSL via 3A2MD.
3DA0   - For two days  starting tonight  (1 August)  Dave, K4SV/3DA0SV  and
          Neil, VA7DX/3DA0WC [425DXN 637] will be on 160 and 80 metres  most
          of the night. Their low band antenna is placed high on the hill so
          it sees North America, Europe and  Japan very well. Look for  them
          on 1825.5 KHz starting at 21  UTC on the  hour (2100, 2200,  2300,
          0100, 0200, 0300, 0400 Z) and on 3505 KHz starting at 21.30 UTC on
          the half hour (2130, 2230,  2330, 0130, 0230,  0330, 0430 Z).  QSL
          3DA0SV via K4YL, QSL 3DA0WC via VA7DX. [TNX QRZ-DX]
3DA0   - Michael, NA5U will be travelling to South Africa and Swaziland  in
          September. He plans to operate  SSB, CW and  RTTY as ZS6/NA5U  (on
          the 4th  and again  on 9-12  September) and  as 3DA0MT  (requested
          call) on 5-8 September;  he will be  working bands of  opportunity
          with focus on the WARC bands. QSL via home call. [TNX NA5U]
4K     - Lutz Graupner, GM0GNY reports  he will operate  as 4K0GNY from  20
          August during  his work  on Chirag-1,  a drilling  and  production
          platform in the Caspian Sea (locator LN50OC). His working schedule
          is 28 days offshore and 28  days at home  in Scotland, and  during
          his time on  the platform Lutz  will be mostly  on 40,  20 and  17
          metres SSB  and CW  between 15  and 18  UTC. QSL  via GM0GNY.  For
          future information please visit http://www.qrz.com/ (4K0GNY).
7Q     - Nick, G4FAL will be in Blantyre,  Malawi from 13 to 30 August  and
          will be active  as 7Q7NT. This  is a family  holiday so  operation
          will be for fairly short periods,  mostly on 20  and 15 metres  CW
          and SSB. [TNX G4FAL]
8Q     - Uwe, DJ9HX will  operate as 8Q7HX  from Lhaviyani Atoll,  Maldives
          (AS-013) on 3-16 August. Expect activity on 10-40 metres. QSL  via
          home call  (e-mail  requests  for  bureau  cards  are  welcome  at
          dj9hx@darc.de). [TNX DJ9HX]
9A     - Look for Fredi, 9A5KV to  be active as  9A5KV/p from Sipan  Island
          (EU-016) on 1-30 August. [TNX 9A5KV]
9A     - Marco, IK1ACX reports the will operate  from the island of  Losinj
          (EU-136) on 16-23 August.
C6     - Ian, N8IK will be active (on 40 metres CW only) as C6AMK from Coco
          Cay, Bahamas on 8-9 August. QSL via N8IK. [TNX NG3K]
CT     - Marq/CT1BWW, Jaime/CT1ECT  and Carlos/CT1CSY  will participate  in
          the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (16-17 August) from
          the lighthouse on  Bugio Island  (EU-040). Look  for them  signing
          either homecall/p and CS5E. [TNX CT1BWW]
DL     - Two German lightships will be activated on 11-17 August, including
          participation in the  International Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend.
          Look for DF0DA (QSL via DL1WH) from "Laeso Rende" (ARLHS  FED-142)
          and DL0FFF (QSL  via DL2RPS) from  "Fehmarnbelt" (ARLHS  FED-141);
          both stations will operate SSB and CW mainly on 20 and 40  metres.
          [TNX DL1WH]
DU     - Look for Peter, DU9/DK2PR/P (CW) and Bert, DU9/DK2BR/P (SSB) to be
          active on 15 and 20 metres  from Samal Island (OC-235) during  the
          weekend. They expect to leave the island around 2 UTC on 4 August.
          QSLs via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL1BKK]
EA6    - Juan/EA6LP, Gori/EA6YW,  Biel/EA6DD  and Herbert/DK4TP    will  be
          active as ED6LGH from Cap  Salinas Lighthouse (BAL-070),  Mallorca
          (EU-004) on 15-17 August. QSL via bureau or to EA6LP. [TNX EA6LP]
EA8    - The Gran Canaria DX Group will  be active (on all bands, 6  metres
          included, SSB and CW) as ED8LPA from the lighthouse at Punta de La
          Aldea (ARLHS  CAI-032, FEA:  D-2814.7) on  16-17 August.  QSL  via
          bureau or to EA8AKN. [TNX EA8AKN]
FG     - EB2DTP, EA2RU  and  EA2RY  will  be  active  as  FG/homecall  from
          Guadeloupe (NA-102)  from 23  September to  9 October.  They  will
          operate SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV  and will participate in the  CQ
          WW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via EA2RY. [TNX EA2RY]
G      - John, G3HTA will operate (on  40-6 metres CW  and SSB) as  G3HTA/P
          from Saint Mary's Island (EU-011) from 30 August to 12  September.
          QSL via  G3RUV (Adrian  T. James,  37 Stratford  Avenue,  Whipton,
          Exeter EX4 8ES, England). [TNX G3HTA]
GM     - Look for Andre, GM3VLB/p and Alex GM0DHZ/p to be active from Pabay
          and several  others islands  in the  Inner Hebrides  (EU-008)  for
          about 10 days  starting on  5 August.  Plans are  to operate  from
          Harlosh, Tarner, Mingay, Isay, Ascrib, Rona, Ornsay and Skye.  QSL
          via home calls. [TNX GM3VLB]
GM     - Derek, GM0HLV and Chris,  GM3WOJ will be  active (on 80-10  metres
          SSB and CW  with two separate stations) as GS2MP/P from the island
          of Stroma (EU-123)  on 16-17 August.  Operation will  be from  the
          Stroma Lighthouse (SCO-228),  to coincide  with the  International
          Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via N3SL. [TNX GM3WOJ]
HL     - Operators from HL0Y (the Yonsei University Amateur Radio  Research
          Association) will be active (mainly  on 40 and  15 metres SSB)  as
          HL0Y/2 from Chawol Island (AS-105) on 8-12 August. QSL via HL0Y.
I      - Due to bad weather conditions, the operations from Pietra di Patti
          (EU-166, IIA ME-030) and Scoglio di Patti (EU-166, ME-038) [425DXN
          367] have been rescheduled to take place on 9-10 August.  Look for
          IK8PGM/9, IT9EJE/P, IT9EJW/P, IT9HLN/P  and IW9HDS/P (satellite)
          from ME-030, and for IT9FCC/P from ME-038. QSL for all via IT9EJW,
          direct  or  bureau.    The  web  page  for  the   activity  is  at
          http://www.printed.it/patti.html [TNX IT9EJW]
JW    - Look for LA6VJA to operate (mainly on 20, 17 and 15 metres SSB and
          CW, with some  activity on 6  metres depending  on conditions)  as
          JW6VJA from Svalbard  on 8-10 August.  QSL via  home call,  direct
          (IRC  only,   no   banknotes  please)   Further   information   at
JW     - LA7QI and LA8AW will operate as  JW7QI and JW8AW from  Spitsbergen
          (EU-026) on 16-22 September. They will  participate in the SAC  CW
          as JW8D. QSL JW7QI and JW8D via LA7QI, QSL JW8AW via LA8AW, bureau
          or direct. [TNX LA7QI]
KL     - The Daily DX reports that W6BK will be on Adak Island (NA-039)  on
          3-5 August. He expects to operate  SSB and CW with some PSK31  "at
          the 5 watt level".
OY     - Look for Karl, OY/DK4ARL to be active on CW and SSB from the Faroe
          Islands (EU-018) on  4-13 August. QSL  via the  DARC bureau.  [TNX
PY     - Look for ZV7AA to be active on all bands and modes from  Tamandare
          Lighthouse (ARLHS  BRA-102, DFB  PE-07) during  the  International
          Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend on 16-17 August. QSL via PY7AA (P. O.
          Box 1043, 51001-970 Recife - PE, Brazil). [TNX PY7XC]
SM     - Look for operators from Radio Club  SK6DW to be active (on HF  and
          VHF SSB and CW) as 8S6BAS  from Bastungen Lighthouse (SWE 434)  on
          15-17 August. QSL  preferably via bureau  to SK6DW,  if direct  to
          SM6BZE. [TNX SM6BZE]
SV5    - Andrea, IK7YTT  reports  will operate  (on  10-40 metres  SSB)  as
          SV5/IK7YTT from Rhodes (EU-001) on 4-13 August. QSL via home call.
SV5    - Goran, SM0CMH, will be active as  SV5/SM8C from Kalymnos  (EU-001)
          from 9 August through 5  September. He will  operate mostly CW  on
          10-160 metres.  QSL via  home call  either direct  or through  the
          Swedish bureau. [TNX SM0CMH]
TA     - Ferdy, HB9DSP will operate as TA4/HB9DSP  from Antalya, Turkey  on
          3-17 October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. His web site is
          at http://www.gtoevolution.ch/hb9dsp [TNX HB9DSP]
UT     - Serge, UT5UIA will be active as  UT5UIA/p from Rybachy  Lighthouse
          (ARLHS UKR-027 and  ULA-038 for the  Ukrainian Lighthouses  Award)
          until 17 August. Plans are to operate on 10-40 metres CW only. QSL
          via home call, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX UT3UZ]
VE     - Jack, W2NTJ is expected to be active as VY0/W2NTJ from Long Island
          (NA-173). Operations will  depend on  his work  schedule. QSL  via
          VE3LYC. [TNX VE3LYC]
VP9    - Gino, IK2RZP will operate as VP9/IK2RZP  from Bermuda (NA-005)  on
          3-25 August. He will  operate mainly RTTY  (including an entry  in
          the SARTG  Contest) and  e PSK31.  QSL via  home call,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX IK2RZP]
VP9    - Mark, AA1AC  will  operate  as  AA1AC/VP9  from  Hamilton  Parish,
          Bermuda on 10-13 August. QSL via home call. [TNX AA1AC]
W      - Steve, W3HF  will be  active as  W3HF/4  from Bogue  Banks  Island
          (NA-112) on 10-16 August. He will  operate on 40-15 metres  mainly
          PSK, with some SSB (stations who want SSB operation please contact
          Steve at w3hf@arrl.net so that he can have an idea of the demand).
          QSL via homecall, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - The Old Barney ARC (http://www.obarc.org) will be operating as W2T
          from  the  Tucker's  Island  Lighthouse  (ARLHS  USA-911)  at  the
          Tuckerton Seaport  in  Tuckerton, NJ  from  13 UTC  on  16  August
          through 23 UTC on the 17th. Primary frequencies will be +/-  7240,
          14240 and 14030  kHz. QSL  via N2OO  (Bob Schenck,  P.O. Box  345,
          Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA). [TNX N2OO]
W      - Look for W4L  to be  active (on  HF SSB  and CW,  plus possibly  6
          metres) from  the  Cedar Key  lighthouse  (WL 2741,  USA  745)  on
          Seahorse Key during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
          on 16-17 August. QSL  via W4DFU, University  of Florida, Box  J-12
          JHMHC, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
YI     - Steve, OM3JW reports  that his son  Mike, OM2DX  has obtained  his
          personal licence  (YI/OM2DX) as  well as  a special  contest  call
          (YI2X). He will be active (on all bands CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK  31)
          for the next three years from  the Slovak Ambassy in Baghdad.  QSL
          for both callsign (and for his activity as YI1BGD) via OM3JW.
ZF     - Steve, K8FFO will be active (on  20 and 17 metres  CW and SSB)  as
          ZF2FF from Grand Cayman (NA-016) on 5-11 August. QSL to home call.
          [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
ZL     - The  Otago  Branch  of  the  New  Zealand  Association  of   Radio
          Transmitters is  one of  the oldest  Amateur  Radio clubs  in  New
          Zealand and  is  celebrating ts  75th  anniversary. Look  for  the
          special celebration  call ZM4A  to be  aired  in August.  QSL  via
          bureau or direct  to ZM4A, P.O.  Box 5485,  Dunedin, New  Zealand.
          [TNX ZL4KS]

ISLANDS &  LIGHTHOUSES --->  According to  the latest  issue of  the  World
Lighthouse  Award  Bulletin   (http://wlh.free.fr/), the  following   IOTA
island/lighthouse stations are expected to be active on 15-17 August:
- 8S6LGT from Maseskar (EU-043, LH 1347), QSL via SM6PVB;
- DF0WLG from Greifswalder Oie (EU-057, LH 0114), QSL via bureau;
- DK0KTL from Peenemunde (LH 2520), Usedom Island (EU-129), QSL via bureau;
- OH1F/P from Sappi Sebbskar (EU-173, LH 0612), QSL via OH1AF;
- SK2AU from Gasoren (EU-135, LH 0433), QSL via bureau;
- ZS1ESC from Robben Island (AF-064, LH 0025), QSL via home call.

VK9 TOUR ---> Gerd/DJ5IW, Hartmut/DM5TI, Tom/DL2RMC and Andy/DL8LAS will be
active as VK9XW from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 4-11 October and as VK9CD
from Cocos-Keeling (OC-003) on 11-23 October. They will have three stations
with amplifiers, beams  and verticals  and will  operate on  all bands  and
modes.  The  web  site  for  the  expedition is at http://www.qsl.net/vk9xt

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

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
3XD02 (Guinea),  19  March-31 April  2003;  3XY1L  (Guinea),  1  January-31
December 2003; 5X2A (Uganda), 24  June 2002-1 July  2003; D2CR (Angola),  1
January-31 December 2003; J5UCW and J5UDX (Guinea-Bissau), 8 March-6  April
2003;  ST2CF  (Sudan),  17  March-2  April  2003;  YA/N4SIX  (Afghanistan),

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.  Full
details can be found  at http://lighthouses.net.au/illw/index.html; a  list
of stations that  have confirmed their  participation in the  event can  be
found at http://lighthouses.net.au/illw/2003.htm

NOT THE MANAGER --->  Hermann HB9CRV (CT3FN)  is receiving regularly  cards
for the CS5C (EU-145) operation during  the IOTA Contest 2001. Please  note
that all QSLs for CS5C, including the latest activity, go via CT1AHU.

QSL TM5T  --->  ON4GO is  the  QSL manager  (direct  and bureau)  for  TM5T
operating from the Chausey Islands (EU-039)  during the 1998 and 2003  IOTA
contests only. [TNX ON7RN]

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

IL7M:       Pictures and logs  for the recent  IL7M IOTA Contest  operation
             from are available at http://www.mdxc.org/il7m/index.htm
LOGS:       On line logs for Jaak's, ES1FB/1,  operation from Aegna  Island
             (EU-149)   during   the   IOTA   Contest   are   available   at
TOP LISTS:  The  latest  Topband,  Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  (August
             update) are now available at
             http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist.html -  please  send  your
             scores, as  well as  any request  for further  information,  to
             Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@fastwebnet.it)

QSLs received direct:  3B8MM, 3B9FR, 5U0T,  5U1A, 5U2K,  5U3T, 5U4R,  5U5A,
5U7JK, 5V7BR, 5W1SA,  5X1DC, 7X2LS,  8R1USA, 9G1ZW,  9G5GA, 9L1BTB,  9L1DX,
A35XM, A61AJ,  AH3D,  AP2IA, AP2ZA,  C6AIE,  C98DC, CP6XE,  DP1POL,  EK3SA,
(AS-125), HP2/F5PAC  (NA-170), HP2CWB,  HP3/F5PAC (NA-071),  HR1LW,  IB0DX,
KH0/JA3MVI,  LU1ZG,  LU1ZV,  LU4ETN/D   (SA-022),  LU6FFL,  P29KM,   P29VMS
(OC-258), PJ4M,  PW0T,  PY0ZFO, PZ5RA,  R1AND,  RU1A, S51UF,  S9MX,  ST0RY,
ST2CF, SU9NC,  T30ONM,  T31MY, T32Z,  TX4PG,  TY5ZR,  UN7MO,  VE2A,  VI5WCP
XW1IC, XX9TEP, XY4KQ (AS-167), YE5A (OC-262), Z38Z, ZK1AYL, ZK1CG,  ZK1USA,

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