425 DX News issue #640

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                              425 DX News #640
                               9 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
                        (e-mail i121171@425dxn.org)

4X     - Look for  Dov, 4Z4DX  to be  active from  Jaffa Lighthouse  (ARLHS
          ISR-005) during the International  Lighthouse & Lightship  Weekend
          (16-17 August). QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
9M6    - Look for  9M6KM and  9M6KTC (Kinabalu  Amateur Radio  Transmitting
          Society) to  be  active on  15  and 20  metres  from  Tiga  Island
          (OC-133) on 16-17 August. QSL via qrz.com [TNX JI6KVR]
CX     - Operators from  the  Centro  de  Radioaficionados  de  Rocha  will
          participate in the International Lighthouse and Lightship  Weekend
          as CX1TCR  from Cabo  Santa Maria  Lighthouse (URU-004).  QSL  via
          CX2TL (P.O. Box 29, 27000 Rocha, Uruguay). [TNX CX2TG]
EA     - Look for EA1EEY to be  active (SSB and  CW) from Vidio  Lighthouse
          (SPA-055, FEA  D-1641) on  16-17 August  during the  International
          Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. QSL via EA1CS. [TNX EA1WX]
EA6    - Lorenzo, IK6PTH  reports  he will  be  active as  EA6/IK6PTH  from
          Maiorca, Baleric Islands  (EU-004) on 18-24  August. QSL via  home
G      - Look for GB5PW to be aired form Pendeen Lighthouse (ARLHS ENG-100)
          on 16-17 August. QSL via bureau or to G0CAM. [TNX G0CAM]
GW     - GW0NWR/p will be active (on 80-6  metres SSB and CW) from  Bardsey
          Island (EU-124) and Lighthouse (LH-0685, WAL-001) on 17-23 August.
          QSL via GW0DSJ (E.  Shipton, 34 Argoed,  Kinmel Bay, Rhyl,  Conwy,
          LL18 5LN, Wales, UK). [TNX VA3RJ]
HL     - The Gwangju DX Club will be  active as 6L0NJ/4 from Choyak  Island
          (AS-060) on 15-17 August. Look for  them on 160-6 metres CW,  SSB,
          RTTY and  PSK31.  QSL  via  DS4AEN.  Logs  will  be  available  at
          http://www.dx.or.kr [TNX DS4DLK]
HS     - Choon, E20HHK will be active as  E20HHK/P from Koh Samui  (AS-101)
          on 14-17 August (E20HHK/8 in the SEANET Contest). QSL via  E21EIC.
          [TNX E21EIC]
I      - Paolo, IK3QAR will be active from Ottagono Abbandonato Is (EU-131,
          IIA VE-042) in the weekend. QSL via bureau or direct.
I      - Mario, IZ8DBJ will operate from the lighthouse at San Vito lo Capo
          (WAIL SI-026, ARLHS ITA-155) on 20-31  August. QSL via home  call,
          direct (Mario Pesce,  P.O. Box 15,  80070 Bacoli -  NA, Italy)  or
          bureau. [TNX IZ8DBJ]
I      - Operators from  ARI Trieste will  be active on all bands as  IQ3TS
          from Vittoria Lighthouse  (WAIL FV-001,  ARLHS ITA  174) on  16-17
          August. QSL via IV3LNQ direct or bureau. [TNX IV3LNQ]
KG4    - Cory McDonald (N1WON) and David Price (WA4ET) will be active  from
          Guantanamo Bay  (NA-015) on  14-21 August.  They will  operate  as
          KG4CM and KG4DP respectively on 6-80 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL
          KG4CM via N5FTR, QSL KG4DP via WA4ET. [TNX N1WON]
KH7K   - Kimo Chun,  KH7U along  with Pat  Guerin, NH6UY  are organizing  a
          DXpedition to  Kure  Atoll for  the  latter half  of  October.  An
          experienced team of 12-15 operators is  expected to be on the  air
          for about ten days, CQ WW SSB Contest included. They plan to  have
          4-6 stations (plus 6 metres) and to operate CW, SSB and RTTY  with
          special emphasis on Europe. Further information is expected in due
          course. [TNX KH7U]
LU     - LT7W is  the  special  callsign  Grupo  Titan  will  use  for  the
          International Lighthouse &  Lightship Weekend  from Punta  Delgada
          Lighthouse (ARG-015), Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia. Details can  be
          found at http://www.LT7W.tk [TNX LU4WG]
TF     - Look for Karl,  TF/DK4ARL to be  active from  Iceland (EU-021)  on
          14-21 August. QSL via the DARC bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
TF     - Once again the Icelandic  Radio Amateurs (IRA)  will be active  as
          TF1IRA from  Knarraros Lighthouse  (WWL HP93MT)  on 16-17  August.
          They will operate mainly on 40, 20 and 15 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and
          PSK31, but  they  will  also  have  equipment  for  6  metres  and
          satellite. [TNX TF3AO]
TZ     - URE President Angel Padin, EA1QF has joined the 12-23 August TZ6RD
          expedition to Mali [425DXN  636]. The team  now consists of  XE1L,
          N6TQS, EA1QF, EA5KM, EA5RD, EA5RM and  EA5XX. QSL via EA4URE.  The
          pilot for the operation is  Massimo, I8NHJ (i8nhj@pagus.it).  Logs
          will be available at http://www.pagus.it/tz6rd
UA     - Look for  RK0LXD/p to  be  aired (on  80m-70cm  SSB and  CW)  from
          Petrova Island (RRA 16-08, RDA PK-22) until 10 August. QSL  direct
          to UA0LQJ  (Dmitry Lakhtionov,  P.O. Box  119, Nakhodka-6,  692906
          Russia). [TNX UA0LQJ]
UA     - The Russian Robinson Club plans to  be active as R3RRC/9 from  the
          Polar Ural  Mountains between  14 and  25 August.  QSL via  UA3SGV
          (Andy Blinushov,  P.O. Box  180, Ryazan-35,  390035 Russia).  [TNX
VP5    - Look for Matt, VP5/IK2SGC to operate on 160-10 metres plus 6m from
          North Caicos (NA-002) on 10-19 August. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
VP5    - The VP5X contest group will participate in CQ WW DX CW Contest  as
          M/S entry from North Caicos  Island. For the  time being the  team
          includes David/KY1V, Kyle/WA4PGM, Kari/OH3RB and Juha/OH9MM.  This
          year they are sponsoring one young  amateur radio operator (18  or
          under) to receive an all expense paid trip (one full week) to join
          the team for the contest. See OPERATOR NEEDED (VP5X) in the  "Good
          To Know" section below. [TNX OH9MM]
Z3     - Twenty-six  Z3100   (Zulu  Three   One  Hundred)   special   calls
          (Z3100A-Z3100Z)  plus  three  club  calls  (Z3100IL,  Z3100MK  and
          Z3100KR) will  be  aired  through  31  August  from  Macedonia  to
          celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ilinden Revolution  against
          the Ottoman Empire. Mome, Z32ZM will  be using Z3100S mainly on  6
          metres, with QSL direct to I2JSB (for Russia and other former USSR
          countries via RA3AUM). [TNX Z32ZM]
ZK1_sc - Bill/K6KM (ZK1TOO),  Mark/AG9A (ZK1KAT),  Ralph/K9ZO (ZK1ZOO)  and
          Kenny/K2KW (ZK1TTT) will  operate from  Rarotonga (OC-013),  South
          Cook Islands on  18-27 August. Two  stations will  be active  when
          snorkeling permits on 10-40 metres CW and SSB. The team will  make
          extra efforts to work Europeans. All QSLs via WA4WTG. [TNX K2KW]

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

4L0G ---> Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M reports that NARG's (National Association
Radioamateurs of Georgia)  club station 4L0G  is now  regularly active  via
satellite. [TNX IZ1EGT]

BRAZIL DX NET ---> Pedro, PP5SZ  reports it  is now held  by Daniel,  PT7BI
on Saturdays and Sundays from 18.00 to 20.00 UTC on 14222 kHz.

CHILTERN DX CLUB ---> At  the Annual General  Meeting of CDXC  - The UK  DX
Foundation held on 19 July 2003 the following were elected to the 2003/2004
committee:  Neville  Cheadle,  G3NUG   (President);  John  Butcher,   G3LAS
(Chairman);  Shaun  Jarvis,  M0BJL  (Secretary);  Nigel  Cawthorne,   G3TXF
(Treasurer); Martyn Phillips,  G3RFX (Digest Editor);  Jim Kellaway,  G3RTE
and Mark Haynes, M0DXR (Committee Members). CDXC contributes around  $4,000
each year to DXpeditions and has  supported 84 DXpeditions since 1992.  The
club also supports IREF in recognition of the interest in IOTA  activities.
There are  now  over 600  members.  The  CDXC web  page  can  be  found  at
http://www.cdxc.co.uk [TNX G3XTT]

NEW AWARDS (9A)  ---> 9A7K (Kresimir  Juratovic, P.O.  Box 88,  HR -  48001
Koprivnica. Croatia) is the Award Manager for two new awards, both of  them
available to either  licenced amateurs and  SWLs. The 9A-PFX  Award is  for
working Croatian amateur radio stations with different prefixes, while  the
Croatian Islands Award (CIA) is for  contacts made with stations  operating
from Croatian  islands  with  residents.  For  further  information  please
contact 9A7K  (kresimir.juratovic@kc.htnet.hr  or  9a7k@qsl.net)  or  visit
http://www.qsl.net/9a7k or http://www.hamradio.hr/ [TNX 9A7K]

OPERATOR NEEDED (VP5X) ---> If you are 18 or younger, hold a valid license,
can copy 20+ WPM CW and  can write an essay in English,  you can send  your
application to join the  VP5X team on  a free DXpedition/Contest  vacation.
Send an  e-mail to  david  @ vp5x.com  (spaces  inserted to  prevent  spam)
containing an essay of 500 words or more describing how you got started  in
amateur radio, describe your Elmer, and explain why you should be  selected
for the multi-single CQ WW CW  Contest operation at VP5X. The deadline  for
applications is  15  September. More  information  about  this  DX  contest
operation can be found at http://www.vp5x.com [TNX OH9MM]

OPERATORS NEEDED  (PRATAS) --->  The Chinese  Taipei Amateur  Radio  League
(CTARL) is planning an expedition to Pratas Island in October and they need
four experienced foreign operators for this activity. If interested  please
contact Paul Pai, BV4FH at bv4fh@ms2.hinet.net as soon as possible. The web
page for the operation is at http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm [TNX

QSL 5B4AGM --->  The QSL route  for contacts made  during the IOTA  Contest
2003 is via RW3RN (Alex Kuznetsov, P.O. Box 57, Tambov-23, 392023  Russia).

QSL IF9MI ---> IT9FXY has received from  the printer the QSL cards for  the
recent operation from  Marettimo Island  (EU-054, IIA  TP-010). QSL  direct
only to Gaetano Fino, Via Grotta del Toro 15/A, 91025 Marsala - TP,  Italy.

QSL  UW0G  --->  The  QSL  manager  for  the  recent  operation  from   the
Kalanchakskiye Islands (EU-179)  [425DXN 638] is  US0ZZ: Oleg I.  Koshevoy,
Sadovaya str.  17 B,  57273 Mirnoe,  Nikolaevskaya obl.,  Ukraine. The  QSL
cards will be available in a couple of weeks. [TNX ER1MF]

QSL ZK1EAA ---> Nik, HB9EAA reports that all direct requests for his  March
2003 activities from the Cook Islands  have been processed and mailed.  The
first batch of bureau cards will be sent out in late August. Check the  QSL
status at http://www.qsl.net/zk1eaa

QSL VIA DL5AXX ---> Ulf, DL5AXX reports that all direct requests for either
CT3/DL5AXX and CS6V  will be  processed and  mailed in  late August.  While
e-mail requests for bureau CT3/DL5AXX cards are welcome at  dl5axx@darc.de,
there is no need to send any CS6V QSL, as all of the remaining QSOs will be
confirmed automatically via bureau.

WAE DX CONTESTS  ---> The dates  for this  year's events  are: 9-10  August
(CW), 13-14  September  (SSB)  and 8-9  Movember  (RTTY).  Full  rules  are
available at http://www.waedc.de [TNX DL6RAI]

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

IC8M:    Pictures of the recent operation from  Licosa Island can be  found
          at http://www.mdxc.org/ic8m/photo.htm [TNX IZ8EDJ]
LOGS:    On-line logs for K4SV's recent operations as 7P8DA and 3DA0SV from
          Lesotho and Swaziland are available at http://www.K4SV.com
LOGS:    On-line   logs    for    CS5F   (EU-145)    are    available    at
          http://ct1end.netpower.pt/eu145_culatra_2003/ and
          http://www.portal-dx.web.pt [TNX CT1END]
LOGS:    On-line  logs   for   EG9IC  (AF-036)   are   now   available   at
LOGS:    The AS-168  (Chuk Island)  log search  is now  up and  running  at

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B9ZL       FR5ZL       ED5SCN      EA5AOK      SN28SMS     SP3ZAH
3D2MO       OM2SA       EG03PFG     EA3MM       SV8/OL8R/P  OK1FCJ
3DA0DX      ZS5WI       EG6CEN      EA6NY       T32SC       JA0SC
3DA0SV      K4YL        EG9IC       EA4URE      TA2ZF       UT2UB
3DA0WC      VA7DX       EJ5E        EI2SDR      TE8IP       TI2KAC
3XY1L       UY5XE       EJ7M        EI6HB       TK/F8KGM    F5USK
3XY8B       KA5BQM      EJ9HQ       EI9HQ       TM0MN       F6JOB
3Z0I/1      SP6ZDA      EN3WLL      UR4WXQ      TM3ON       ON4ON
3Z0IL       SP8ZBX      ES8X        ES2NA       TM5T        ON4GO
3Z0PW       SP5KEH      F/ON6NN/P   ON5MF       TM7Z        F5CWU
4D71HBC     DU1HBC      FM/IV3JVJ   IV3TDM      TU43CI      TU2CI
4D71LA      DU7LA       FM5GU       KU9C        UE0SAA/P    RA0WA
4J6ZZ       UT3UY       FP/K9OT     K9OT        UR4PWC/P    UT5PW
4K0CW       DL6KVA      FP/KB9LIE   KB9LIE      UT2HZT/P    UX2HB
4L1RK       RW6HS       GB5FI       GW0ANA      UW0G        US0ZZ
4L5O        K1WY        GJ2A        GJ3DVC      V25A        K9MDO
4O8AA       UA3DX       GM5C        GM0DEQ      V25YL       WB9YBL
5H3RK       VK4VB       GU8D        G3LZQ       V73MJ       JF1NZW
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      GW8K        GW0ANA      VC3XXV      VE3JDF
5R8GZ       G3SWH       H44V        JA1PBV      VE9ND       VE9XA
5Z4PV       PA3CBV      HF750MP     SP3PKK      VP2MID      W8QID
7P8DA       K4YL        HL0C/5      HL0C        VP2MLE      K8LEE
7Q7BP       G3MRC       HL0Y/2      HL0Y        VP2MPF      W9IXX
8P6FH       WB2KSK      HL9CW       N7RO        VP2MVU      W8KVU
8P9JG       NT1N        IB0P        I5JHW       VP2MX       N8QET
8Q7HX       DJ9HX       IC8M        IZ8EDJ      VP2VFM      G0IAS
9A5DJ/P     OK1DJG      IL7M        IZ8CGS      VY1JA       N3SL
9A6K/P      9A3QB       IM0M        IS0BMU      VY2TT       K6LA
9A7T/p      9A2EU       J42REG      SV2CLJ      VY2ZM       K1ZM
9H3JR       DJ0QJ       J49DIA      SV9ANK      W2/NP3D     NP3D
9H3TM       DL1ASA      JD1YAB      JA1MRM      W3I         AE4MK
AP2NK       W3HNK       JW6VJA      LA6VJA      WR3W/KH2    JA0DAI
BI4HS       BY4AJT      JW7QIA      LA7QIA      XM9WGS      VE9WGS
BI5P        BA4RD       KD6WW/VY0   KD6WW       XU7ACT      G3SWH
BN0F        JL1ANP      KG4NL       N2NL        XU7ACU      G3SWH
BV2B/BV9W   BV2KI       LG5LG       SM5DJZ      XU7ACW      LA5YJ
C6AMK       N8IK        LZ1KSL      LZ4BU       YC0IEM/9    IZ8CCW
C6ASB       AK0M        M/ON4CJK    ON4ADN      YE2Y        YB2UJY
C6ASC       AK0M        MD4K        G3NKC       YE5X        IZ8CCW
CO0R        bureau      MM5PSL      WA7OBH      YI/KV4EB    K0JN
CO3VK       IZ8EBI      N6XIV/KH9   K2FF        YI/NG5L     K1QS
CO6XN       N3ZOM       OA4WW       OH0XX       YI/OM2DX    OM3JW
CS4B        CS1GDX      OH0TA       OH2TA       YN4SU       TI4SU
CS5C        CT1AHU      OH0Y        OH6YF       YW6P        EA7JX
CS5F        HB9CRV      P29VVB      UA4WHX      Z3100A      Z31A
CT6B        CT1EEN      PA6Z        PA1KW       Z3100F      Z33F
CT7RW       CT1HXB      PI4HQ       PA3CAL      Z3100G      Z33A
CT9D        CS3MAD      PR2C        PY1NEZ      Z3100I      Z31CZ
CT9M        CS3MAD      PS2I        PY2BEG      Z3100J      Z35G
CU9X        CU3AK       R1100PS     RA1WZ       Z3100K      Z34M
CY9A        N5VL        R1PQ        UA1RJ       Z3100M      Z35M
D44TD       CT1EKF      RI0MR       UA0LCZ      Z3100MK     Z37FAD
DU9/DK2BR   DK2BR       RI1CA       UA3DX       Z3100O      DJ0LZ
DU9/DK2PR   DK2PR       RI1CGR      RN1AW       Z3100X      Z32XX
E21CJN      W3PP        RK3IWT/1    RV3IL       Z3100Z      DJ0LZ
E4/DF3EC    DF3EC       S79IRN      G4IRN       ZF2FF       K8FFO
ED1MFG      EA2ICA      SK0HS/5     SM0MPV      ZL1MFW      ZS1FJ
ED1ONS      ED4URJ      SN0IL       SP9PEE      ZY2C        PY1NEW

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

BA4RD    Ken Wang, P.O. Box 538, Nanjing 210005, China
CS1GDX   P.O.Box 1156, 2736-996 Agualva, Portugal
CS3MAD   Associacao de Radioamadores da Regiao da Madeira, P.O.Box 4694,
          9000 Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal
CU3AK    Jaime Eloy, Largo Dr. Teotonio Machado Pires, 9760-544 Praia da
          Vitoria, Terceira, Portugal
DL6KVA   Axel Schernikau, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring 187, 18146 Rostock, Germany
E21EIC   Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
          10903, Thailand
EA7JX    Rodrigo Herrera, P.O. Box 47, 41310 Brenes, Sevilla, Spain
ED4URJ   Seccion Comarcal URE Jarama, P.O. Box 123, 28700 San Sebastian de
          Los Reyes (Madrid), Spain
G0IAS    Allan Hickman, The Conifers, High Street, Elkesley, Retford, DN22
          8AJ Notts, UK
GW0ANA   Glyn Jones, Nirvana, Caste Precinct, Llandough, Cowbridge, CF7
          7LX, Wales, UK
HB9CRV   Hermann Stein, Brueelmatten 13, CH 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
IK8PGM   Roberto Duca, Viale Europa 184, 80053 Castellammare - NA, Italy
IT9EJW   Alfio Bonanno, P. O. Box 18, 95028 Valverde - CT, Italy
IZ8CGS   Gianni Marruccella, P.O. Box 5, 80029 S. Antimo - NA, Italy
K4YL     Stephen Grose, P.O. Box 183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183, USA
K9PPY    James S. Model, 749 Willow St., Itasca, Illinois 60143, USA
LU4DXU   Horacio E. Ledo,  P.O. Box 22, Martinez 1640, Buenos Aires,
N2OB     P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA
NP3D     Andy Stchislenok, 219-58 74 Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364, USA
OM2SA    George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia
ON4ADN   Geert Decru, Sint Laurentiusstr 18, B-8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium
ON4ON    Danny Commeyne, Rozenlaan 38, B-8890 Dadizele, Belgium
PA1KW    Bert v. Holst, Ien Dalessingel 357, 7207 LJ Zutphen The
PY1NEW   Emanuel Tavares Filho, Apartado Postal 100659, 24001-970 Niteroi,
          RJ, Brazil
PY1NEZ   Rogaciano de Lima Correa Filho, Calle Belizario Augusto 91 apto.
          1101, 24230-200 Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
RA3NN    Andre Hudyacov, P.O.Box 1, Sharya, Kostromskaya obl., 157500
RA6XB    Serge G. Kamenev, P.O. Box 501, Prokhladny, 361043, K B R, Russia
RA6XE    Yuri G. Nesterenko, ul. Golovko, 519, Prokhladny, 361043, K B R,
RN1AW    Victor Tsarevsky, P.O. Box 114, Pushkin-8, 196608 Russia
SP6ZDA   HKL Wroclawskie Orleta, P.O Box 41, 51-673 Wroclaw 9, Poland
UA1RJ    Yuri Sinitso, P.O. Box 10, Vologda 160000, Russia
UA3DX    Nick Averyanov, P.O. Box 39, Odintsovo-10, 143010, Russia
UR4WXQ   P.O.Box 7072, 79018 Lviv, Ukraine
US0ZZ    Oleg I. Koshevoy, Sadovaya str. 17 B, 57273 Mirnoe, Nikolaevskaya
          obl., Ukraine
UT2UB    Andrej Lyakin, P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
UY5XE    George Chlijanc, P.O. Box 19, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine
VK4VB    Ralph Karhammar, 6 Seven Oaks Street, Taringa, QLD 4068, Australia
ZM4A     P.O. Box 5485, Dunedin, New Zealand
ZS5WI    P.O. Box 1O64, Eshowe, 3815, KZN, South Africa

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