425 DX News issue #645

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                              425 DX News #645
                             13 September 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)

   13 September 2003                                                No 645
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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

! Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:                     !
!                                                                           !
! Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information                                   !
!       (e-mail i1jqj@425dxn.org - BBS I1JQJ@IK1MJJ.IPIE.ITA.EU)            !
! Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News WWW Pages                       !
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                             >>> PETER I 2004 <<<

The island of Peter  I (AN-004), discoverd  in 1821 and  named for Peter  the
Great of Russia, has been activated on the amateur radio bands only twice: in
1987  by  3Y1EE  (LA1EE)  and  3Y2GV  (LA2GV),  and  again  in  1994  by  the
multi-national team of 3Y0PI.
Bob Allphin, K4UEE  and Ralph Fedor,  K0IR now announce  they have  organized
another DXpedition this isolated island, which  is scheduled to occur  during
the upcoming Austral summer 2004. A 15-person team is expected to depart from
Ushuaia, Argentina on  3 January and  arrive at  Peter I  on approximately  9
January. This will be a high power DXpedition with an international group  of
experienced operators and multiple stations on all HF bands covering SSB, CW,
and RTTY modes.  The team  hopes for  a 3-week  stay on  the island.  Further
details will be given in due course.
Several operator positions are available. Also,  there are opportunities  for
ham or non-ham travelers to visit  Peter I, the Antarctic continent, and  the
South Shetland Islands  returning around  19 January  to Ushuaia,  Argentina.
Contact Bob, K4UEE at k4uee@arrl.net for information. [TNX K4UEE]

7Q     - Bill, KC4D will  be spending  three weeks  on a  missionary trip  in
          Malawi starting on 14 September.  He plans to  operate mainly CW  as
          either 7Q7WW  (QSL direct  via home  call) and/or  7Q7TX during  his
          evenings and mornings hours. [TNX The Daily DX]
BV9_pr - Confirmed operators for the 9-16 October  activity from from  Pratas
          Island [425DXN  642] include  BV4FH, BV3BW,  BV3FG, JI6KVR,  DL3DXX,
          DK7YY,  ZL4PO   and   OE1WHC   so  far.   The   web   page   is   at
          http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm [TNX JI6KVR]
CT     - Filipe, CT1ILT reports he will participate in the WAE DX SSB,  CQ/RJ
          WW DX RTTY, CQ WW DX SSB, CQ WW DX CW and ARRL 10 Meter contests  as
          CQ0T. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
CT3    - Braga/CT3HU, Helder/CT3HQ, Xavier/CT3JK and Jose/CT3MD will  operate
          as CS9C from Porto Santo (AF-014) on 20-27 September. QSL via CT3MD,
          direct or bureau. [TNX CT1END]
DL     - Juergen, DJ7JB will operate (on 10-160  metres SSB) as DJ7JB/p  from
          Borkum Island (EU-047) on 5-10 October. [TNX DL8AAM]
FK     - Masa, JF1UIO will be active (on 10, 12, 15, 17 and 40 metres SSB and
          CW) as FK/JF1UIO from Lifou Island (OC-033) on 14-20 September.  QSL
          via home call. [TNX JI6KVR]
FO     - Here are some details  of the forthcoming  IOTA expedition to  Maria
          (OC-???) and Hereheretue (OC-052) islands [425DXN 629]. Depending on
          weather  and  local  conditions,  Nando/IT9YRE,  Claudio/I1SNW   and
          Alfio/IT9EJW plan  to operate  from Maria  Island (Austral  Islands)
          between 30 September and 3  October; then they  expect to be  active
          from Hereheretue (French Polynesia) starting around 13 (local  time)
          on 9 October for two days.  From both the islands they will  operate
          SSB (FO/IT9YRE and FO/I1SNW) and CW (FO/IT9EJW) for as many hours as
          possible,  hopefully  around  the   clock.  Contributions  will   be
          gratefully accepted along  with direct  QSL requests.  QSL via  home
          calls. [TNX IT9YRE]
FS     - Claudio, IZ0EOU reports he will operate as FS/IZ0EOU from St. Martin
          (NA-105) till 15 September.  QSL via  home call.
G      - The Lightship "Planet" berthed at  Birkenhead, near Liverpool,  will
          be using the  ship's callsign VSXC3  on from 9  to 17  UTC on  13-14
          September for  the Merchant  Navy on-air  weekend.  This will  be  a
          crossband operation on CW (4521, 8516,  12788, 16954 and 22407  kHz)
          and SSB (4360, 8774, 13116, 17344 and 22563 kHz); listening on 3525,
          7025, 14020, 18075 and 21020 CW, 3755, 7085, 14270, 18145 and  21248
          SSB. QSL via M0CMW or bureau. [TNX G4XRX]
G      - MX0ROA and GB2LD will be active over the weekend of 13-14 September,
          commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic.  Look for them on  018/035
          kHz up, plus 10118, 18076 and  24093 kHz. QSL  via the RSGB  bureau.
          [TNX G3AWR]
G      - Members of the Taunton & District Amateur Radio Club will be  active
          as GB0SM from St Mary's  Island, Isles of  Scilly (EU-011) on  20-27
          September. Look for activity on  10-160 metres CW  and SSB. QSL  via
          bureau or direct to  G0PSE (Tom Taylor,  19 Derwent Grove,  Taunton,
          Somerset TA1 2NJ, England). [TNX G0PSE]
HL     - A group of operators from the Korea  DX Club and the Seorak DX  Club
          will operate (on 10-80 metres CW, SSB and RTTY) as DS0DX/2 from  Cho
          Island (AS-168) on 2-5 October. QSL via HL1XP. [TNX HL1IWD]
HS     - The Chumporn Amateuur Radio Society (HS8AC) will demonstrate amateur
          radio operations  during the  160th Langsuan  traditional long  boat
          racing on 11-12 October. Look for HS8AC/P on 40, 20,15 and 10 metres
          (80 and 160m are possible) CW,  SSB, RTTY, PSK-31 and SSTV. QSL  via
          E21EIC. [TNX E21EIC]
I      - Special station II2CH will be activated  from Campione d'Italia  (an
          Italian enclave in Swiss territory) on 13-14 September by  operators
          from ARI Como (Italy)  and TERA Radio  Club (Switzerland). Look  for
          activity on 2, 6, 10, 15,  20, 40 and 80 metres  SSB, CW and  PSK31.
          QSL via IK2AQZ. [TNX I2FUG]
I      - Paolo, IK5ZTT reports he will be active as IG9/IK5ZTT from Lampedusa
          (AF-019, IIA AG-001) on 13-19 September.  Look for him on or  around
          7070, 14270, and 21270 kHz.
I      - Alberto, IT9MRM  will  be  working  on  Lampedusa  Island  on  23-24
          September and plans  to operate (on  20 and  15 metres  SSB) in  his
          spare time as IG9/IT9MRM/p. QSL via  home call. His  web site is  at
          http://www.qsl.net/it9mrm/index.html [TNX IT9MRM]
J2     - Rene, DL2JRM will  be active (CW  only with 5  watts) as J20RM  from
          Djibouti until 14 September. When signing  J20RM/p he operates  from
          AF-053. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA     - Look for JN4RDX/4 to be active (on 20, 30 and 40 metres SSB and  CW)
          from Yashiro Island  (AS-117, JIIA AS-117-118)  until 25  September.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
J5     - Miguel, EA5IK  will  be  working in  Guinea  Bissau  for  two  weeks
          starting on 13  September. He  plans to  operate in  his spare  time
          (licence to be  collected upon arrival)  on 80-6  metres using  wire
          antennas. [TNX EA5BY]
JW     - Just/LA9DL, Erling/LA6VM and  Halvard/LA7XK will be  active as  JW5X
          from Longyearbyen,  Spitsbergen  (EU-026)  during  the  Scandinavian
          Activity Contest. QSL via LA5X, direct  or bureau. Before and  after
          the contest (25-29 September) they will be QRV with their individual
          JW calls (namely JW9DL, JW6VM and  JW7XK, QSL via home calls).  [TNX
KH0    - Kuro, JH0MGJ will operate /on 160-6  metres SSB and CW) as  AL5A/NH0
          from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands  (OC-086) on 20-22  September.
          He might also  be active as  KG6SA on RTTY  and SSTV.  QSL via  home
          call. [TNX JH0MGJ]
OH0    - Look for Tomi,  OH6EI to participate  in the  both the  Scandinavian
          Activity Contests (20-21  September CW and  27-28 September SSB)  as
          OH0Z  from  the  Aland   Islands.  QSL  via   OH5DX,  web  page   at
          http://www.qsl.net/oh0z [TNX NG3K]
OH0    - Jukka, OH6LI will participate in  the Scandinavian Activity  Contest
          SSB (27-28 September)  as OH0V  on 15  metres. QSL  via OH6LI.  [TNX
PJ4    - Look for Chris PJ4/DL5NAM, Uwe PJ4/DL9NDS and Klaus PJ4/DL7NFK to be
          active (on 80-6 metres CW,  SSB and RTTY)  from Bonaire (SA-006)  on
          16-26 October. QSL via home calls.  They plan to participate in  the
          CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest  with  a  special  contest  call.   Further
          information will  be available  at  http://www.dxpeditions.dl9nds.de
          [TNX DL9NDS]
SV     - Look for special call SX8PLH to be aired from Passas Lighthouse (WLA
          LH-0130, ARLHS GRE-104) between 15 and 19 September. QSL via SV8DTD.
          [TNX VA3RJ]
SV5    - Look for SV5/ON4BB, SV5/ON5JE  and SV5/ON5KH to be active on   10-20
          metres from Kos Island, Dodecanese (EU-001) on 15-29 September.  QSL
          via  home calls. [TNX ON5JE]
TI     - Harry/AC8G,  Ron/WA8LOW,   W8ILC/Ron,   Brian/KA7KUZ,   Kecko/TI5KD,
          Tony/VE3RZ,   Jorge/CX6VM,    Ed/K1EP,   Tom/ZP5AZL,    Juan/ZP5MAL,
          Dale/N3BNA and  Dave/WT8R, will  participate in  the  CQ WW  DX  SSB
          Contest  (25-26  October)  from  the  TI5N  contest  station  as   a
          multi-multi entry. QSL via W3HNK. For a day or two before and  after
          the contest, the individual operators  will be signing  TI5/homecall
          as time  permits. Expect  a higher  level of  CW and  other non  SSB
          modes, as well as activity on 6 metres and the WARC bands. QSLs  for
          the individual QSOs should go to the callbook address unless advised
          otherwise. Please  do not  mix the  contest QSL  with ones  for  the
          individual contacts. [TNX KA2AEV]
UA     - Yuri, UA0LMO and a group of operators from the Vladivostok ARC  will
          be active as UA0LMO/P and RK0LWW/P Bryusa Lighthouse (ARLHS ASR-018,
          RLHA RLA-016) on 12-14 September. They  plan to operate CW, SSB  and
          RTTY on 10-40 metres. QSL via UA0LMO, direct or bureau. [TNX UA0LMO]
V2     - Doug/W3CF,   Jay/WX0B,    Sharon/N5CK,   Irwin/KD3TB,    Andy/KD3RF,
          Thomas/DL2BO and  Zig/KM9M will  activate the  Royal Antiguan  Radio
          Club Station, V26DX,  for the CQ  WW DX SSB  Contest (Multi-Two  Low
          Power). A  "Top  Gun" plaque  will  be given  to  the  first  single
          operator station to work them on 6 bands; "Top Gun" T-shirts will be
          awarded to  the  next nine  fastest  6 band  single  operator  QSOs.
          Operations will begin  on 19 October  until 1  November. Before  and
          after the contest look for activity  on 6 metres and the WAC  bands.
          QSL V26DX  via KU9C  (direct or  bureau); QSL  individual calls  via
          operator's instructions. [TNX KM9M]
VE     - Yoshiro, N1VF  will  be  active  as  VE2/N1VF  from  Orleans  Island
          (NA-128) on  17-19  September and  as  VY2/N1VF from  Prince  Edward
          Island (NA-029)  on 20-23  September. He  plans to  operate on  40-6
          metres SSB and CW. QSL via bureau to home call or direct to  Yoshiro
          Nishimura, Takemidai 4-2-6, Suita City, Osaka 565-0863, Japan.  [TNX
VK     - VI5BR is  the  call sign  to  be used  during  the  25-29  September
          operation from  the Baudin  Rocks/Godfrey Islands  (OC-228)  [425DXN
          644]. QSL  via VK3QI  direct or  through the  VK3 QSL  bureau.  [TNX
VK     - Johan, PA3EXX will  operate as VK4WWI/9  from two IOTA  new ones  in
          early December. Look for him to be active from Cato Reef (Coral  Sea
          Islands Territory South Group) on 2-4 December and from Marion  Reef
          (Coral Sea Islands Territory North Group)  on 6-8 December. QSL  via
          PA3EXX (Johan Willemsen, Belmolendijk 12,  1693 DJ Wervershoof,  The
          Netherlands). [TNX PA3EXX]
VP5    - Dave, AH6HY will be active  (on 10-40 metres SSB) as VP5/AH6HY  from
          Grand Turk Island (NA-003) from 26  September to 4 October. QSL  via
          home   call,   direct   or   bureau.   His    home   page   is    at
          http://www.qsl.net/ah6hy/ [TNX AH6HY]
W      - Larry, K2KGB will operate special event station K2K on 27  September
          (13-24 UTC) for the International SAR  (Search & Rescue) Radio  Day.
          QSL direct to K2KGB (Larry R. Cohen, 15 Canterbury Drive, Coram,  NY
          11727-2307, USA)
YB     - Special call YE32OB will be aired (on  10, 15 and 20 metres SSB,  CW
          and digital  modes)  from Batam  Island  (OC-075) on  10-12  October
          during the  Ham Festival  held  by the  local  ORARI branch  and  to
          celebrate    the    32th    anniversary    of    "Otorita     Batam"
          (http://www.batam.go.id). QSL direct  via IZ8CCW.  Those  who  work
          YE32OB on three bands or three modes are entitled to have a souvenir
          from  Otorita Batam.  Inquiries  should  be  directed to Adhi Bimbo,
          YC3MM (yc3mm@mdxc.org). [TNX IZ8CCW]
YJ     - Mike, KM9D and Jan, KF4TUG  have arrived in  Port Vila, Vanuatu  and
          are waiting for their licences to  be issued. Their operating  plans
          include something "meaningful to IOTA collectors", namely the Torres
          Islands (OC-110). [TNX WB6RSE]
ZK1_sc - Allen, K6USN will be active (on  10-40 metres SSB and CW) as  ZK1USN
          from the  South Cook  Islands, namely  Rarotonga (OC-013)  on  18-21
          September and then Aitutaki Island (OC-083)  for nine days. QSL  via
          K6USN. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

DXCC NEWS  ---> The  following operations  from Iraq  are approved  for  DXCC
and YI/SM5WTI.

MOST WANTED SURVEY ---> The DX Magazine's annual Most Wanted Survey is  being
conducted  now  through  15  October.  The   survey  form  is  available   at
http://www.dxpub.com and the overall results will  be posted on the web  site
in early 2004. [TNX N4AA]

PIRATE ---> Bob, N5BJ reports that apparently his call has been pirated again
on CW. "I have not done  CW since 1988",  he says, "and  any contact in  that
mode attrubuted to me after that date is not valid".

QSL IIA  ME-017  ---> The  QSL  routes (direct  or  bureau)  for  the  August
operations  from  Strombolicchio  (EU-017,  IIA   ME-017)  are  as   follows:
ID9/IT9FCC via home call, ID9/IK8PGM via IK8PGM, ID9/IW9BBX via IK8PGM. Cards
for ID9/IT9FCC already sent to IK8PGM will be forwarded, there si no need  to
resubmit. [TNX IK8PGM]

QSL JR8XXQ/JD1 ---> Kimi, JR8XXQ logged  6480 QSOs on  80-10 metres while  on
Minami Torishima (OC-073) between early June and 18 August. Cards can be sent
either via  bureau or  direct; in  the latter  case, please  note Kimi's  new
address: Kimikazu  Saito,  501-43,  1-4,  Saiwai-cho,  Nemuro-city,  Hokkaido
087-0021, Japan. [TNX JA7SSB]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED  ---> Graham, M5AAV  is the  RSGB SubManager  for the  M5
series of calls and offer his  services as a QSL  manager if anyone  requires
them. He can be reached at either m5aav@zetnet.co.uk or qsl@zetnet.co.uk. His
web page is at http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/m5aav/index.htm

QSL VIA WC4H ---> Please note that Carl, WC4H has taken over QSL chores  from
John, N0JT, who is no longer a QSL  manager. Forty-seven logs and 120 lbs  of
blank cards have  been sent  to WC4H,  who handles  all submissions  as of  4
September 2003. N0JT  will forward  all received  mail to  WC4H until  things
settle down. Stations effected  are: 3E1AA, 3E1CW,  3E1DX (including many  of
his contests), 3E500XVH, 3F2XVH, EL2RR, FS5PL,  (including his many  contests
and IOTA trips)  HH2/N3SIY, HI8FHD (on  14247 only),  HJ0QGL, HK0OEP,  HP1MM,
HP1XVH, J3/KB0QNS, J3/N3SIY, LX1RQ (North America only), M0ADG, MQ0ADG, PT1TF
(on 14247 only), TO9PL and XE1/W6EFR. [TNX N0JT]

WAE DX CONTEST ---> The 49th WAE DX Contest (SSB) is scheduled to take  place
on 13-14  September.  Rules and  last  minute information  are  available  at

+ SILENT KEY + Oscar, HK6DOS reports the  sad news of the passing of  Alvaro,
HK8HIX (Pablo's, HK8RQS father), who became a SK on 8 September.

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

3G2D:    The web  site for  the 17-19  October  operation from  Damas Island
          (SA-086) [425DXN 641] is at http://www.qsl.net/3g2d/ [TNX CE6TBN]

DX SPOTS: Rod Elliott, VE3UW (ex VE3IRF)  has collected the DX spots from the
           OH2AQ Web Cluster since January 1997. The collection - from January
           1997 up to August 2003 -  is available at  www.425dxn.org/dxspots/,
           as well  the software (DXINFO v1.9) which will enable you to handle
           the files (instructions at the URL above).

LOGS:    Jean-Michel, F6AJA and Yves, F6CYV have been the QSL managers for a
          number of  stations for  more than  fifteen years.  Seventy-five of
           these  logs   (240,000+   QSOs)   are   available   on   line   at
           http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

QSLs received  direct: 3A2MW,  3D2RK, 3DA0SV,  3G1A, 3G1P  (SA-085),  3XD02/P
(AF-051), 3XY6A, 4G6A (OC-125), 4H1LC (OC-244),  4W2DN, 5H3RK, 5N6NDP,  5T6M,
5T6M, 5U3T,  5U7JK, 5V7TD,  5Z4BL, 6W/F6AXX,  6W1RT, 7P8DA,  7P8IZ,  9A8RR/p,
9H3OA, 9L1BTB, A35TL,  A61AJ, A61AO, A71AW,  A92GM, C56R,  CN2R, D44TA,  D4B,
DX4CN (OC-202), EH6DD, EP3UN, ET3BN, EU6MM, EU7SA, F6DWR (EU-048),  FO/DL7FT,
FO/G35WH/P, FO5PS, FP/K9OT,  FP/KB9LIE, H40H, H44H,  H7A, HK3JJH/2  (SA-082),
HL1VAU/2  (AS-168),  IE9/IZ8DBJ,  IU3X,  J3/DJ7RJ,  J5UAT/P  (AF-020),  J5UCW
MU2A, OA4/DL9FAW/P (SA-052), OA4WW, P29CC, P29KM, PJ2/KD4D, PJ2Y,  PJ6/DJ4SO,
RU1A, RW1AI/ANT, ST0RY,  SU9NC, T88DX,  TF7X (EU-071),  TG1AXF, TU2CI,  TY3M,
UK8IZ, UN9LW, V21PA,  V31WD, V73BL, VK7TS/p  (OC-233), VK9LS, VP6DIA,  VP6DN,
VP9BO, VQ9LA,  VR2MY,  W2/NP3D  (NA-111),  W2AZK/KP2,  XT2ATI,  XT2WP,  XY4KQ
(AS-167), YB8NA/p  (OC-213),  YE5A  (OC-262),  YI/AB8DY,  YI/KV4EB,  YI/NG5L,

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