425 DX News issue #650

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                              425 DX News #650
                              18 October 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)

4S      - Franz, DL9GFB and Joachim, DL9MS will be active (on 160-6 metres CW,
          SSB PSK31 and RTTY) as 4S7FBG  (QSL via DL9GFB) and 4S7JWG (QSL  via
          DL9MS) from  Sri  Lanka until  4  November, CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest
          included. Look  for them  to take  part in  the Worked  All  Germany
          Contest as 4S7WAG (QSL via DL9GFB). [TNX The Daily DX]
4W      - Yuu/JR2KDN, Yasu/JI1NJC and Shu/JH1SWD will operate as 4W2A (QSL via
          JR2KDN), 4W1SW (QSL via JI1NJC) and 4W4W (QSL via JI1NJC) from Timor
          Leste on 22-28 October. They will be active on 160-10 metres SSB, CW
          and RTTY. They will also be  QRV on 6 metres  (beacon on 50095  kHz)
          and via AO-40  satellite; Yuu, JR2KDN/4W2A  hopes to participate  in
          the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. [TNX JA1ELY]
5W      - Willi, DJ7RJ/T20MW [425DXN 649] is now  going to be active again  as
          5W0MW from Samoa (OC-097) on 21-27  October, then he will head  home
          to Germany. QSL via DJ7RJ, direct or bureau. [TNX AA1M]
9N      - Tohru, JA0UMV  and  Koji, JI1LET  will  be active  on  10-40  metres
          (requested callsigns 9N7MV and 9N7ET) from Katmandu, Nepal on  20-29
          October, CQ WW  DX SSB Contest  oncluded. Outside  the contest  they
          will concentrate  on CW  and RTTY.  QSL via  home calls,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JA1ELY]
C6      - Terry, W8JE will  be active (on  10-80 metres SSB,  CW and  possibly
          RTTY) as  W8JE/C6A  from Abaco  Island  (NA-080), Bahamas  on  20-27
          October, CQ WW DX SSB Contest included. QSL via home call, direct or
          bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
DL      - Martin, DL1ZU will be active  (on 80-10 metres  mainly CW, RTTY  and
          PSK) from Fehmarn Island (EU-128) on 19-26 October. QSL via  bureau.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
G       - G0NFL, G4VID, G0AQP and G4TTX will  be active as GB4LI from the  old
          lighthouse on Lundy Island (EU-120) until 20 October. [TNX NG3K]
GM      - Jim, MM0BQI  will  be  active as  MM0BQI/P  from  the  Summer  Isles
          (EU-092) on 18-27 October. He will  operate on 80-6 metres, with  an
          emphasis on  80  metres around  sunrise  and sunset.  Activity  will
          include entries in the CQ WW  DX SSB Contest as either MM0BQI/P  (80
          metres) and MM0Q (all bands low power). QSL via MM0BQI, direct  (Jim
          Martin, 3 Lismore Ave, Edinburgh, EH8 7DW Scotland) or bureau.  [TNX
HB0     - A large group of German operators  will be active from  Triesenberg,
          Liechtenstein on 19-31 October. Look for them to participate in  the
          CQ WW  DX  SSB  Contest  as  HB0/HB9AON  (QSL  via  DJ2YE).  Further
          information at For more see: http://dk8ey.dyndns.org/hb0 [TNX DK8EY]
I       - II1D, the special call issued for the European Year of the  Disabled
          [425DXN 610], will be aired  (on 10-40 metres,  all modes) on  16-19
          October, from 7 to 17 UTC.  QSL via IZ1CCE,  direct ot bureau.  [TNX
I       - Thirteen operators from Tikirriki Contest Club (namely I2IFT, I8QLS,
          IT9ZMX, JA3USA  and OL5Y)  will  participate in  the  CQ WW  DX  SSB
          Contest  as  IH9P  (http://www.ih9p.com) from  Pantelleria   Island
          (African Italy, Zone 33,  IOTA AF-018, IIA  TP-01) in the  Multi-Two
          category. Some CW and RTTY activity as homecall/IH9 will be possible
          before the contest, starting on 18 October. [TNX IT9BLB]
IS0     - A large  group of  German operators  (namely DF1LON,  DF4UM,  DH4JQ,
          DK2CRN, DL1ECG, DL1EK, DL1ELY, DL3EW, DL7AOS, DL9LR and possibly two
          others)  will  participate  in  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB  Contest  as  a
          multi-multi entry from  Sardinia. Callsign and  QSL route TBA.  [TNX
KP2     - K3NZ, W3FV and N2TK will be  active as homecall/NP2 from St.  Croix,
          Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 22-29 October.  QSL via home calls.  They
          will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as WP2Z (Multi-Two, QSL
          via KU9C). [TNX The Daily DX]
PY0_f   - Jose, CT1BOH reports he will be active as PT0F from PY0FF's  station
          on Fernando  de Noronha  (SA-003) on  19-28 October,  CQ WW  DX  SSB
          Contest included. QSL via W3HC.
PZ      - K3BYV (PZ5DX) and N3CXM (PZ5JR) will be operating from Suriname from
          20 October to 4 November, including an Multi-Single Low Power  entry
          in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as PZ5JR from the QTH of PZ1AP. QSLs via
          K3BYV. [TNX NG3K]
SP      - Special  event  station  HF8KAF  is  active  until  31  December  to
          celebrate the 50th anniversary of radio club SP8KAF. On-line log  is
          available at http://www.republika.pl/ceo/log/log/search.htm; QSL via
          SP8KAF. [TNX SQ8GHY]
TJ      - Alfredo, IK7XGF  will  be  active  from  Cameroon  until  around  28
          October. He will operate on 10, 15  and 20 metres with a dipole  and
          on 6 metres with a 5-element  yagi. QSL to Alfredo Colapietra,  P.O.
          Box 13, 71036 Lucera - FG, Italy. Further information is expected to
          be posted on http://www.sixitalia.org/ [TNX IK0FTA]
UA      - Victor, RN1NU  and  Dmitry, UA1NFA  will  be active  as  UE1NFF  and
          homecall/p from Kivach  natural reserve  on 21-22  October. QSL  via
          RN1NU, direct or bureau. [TNX RN1NU]
UK      - Naoki, JE7RJZ will be visiting Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 24-29 October
          and hopes to be able to operate as UK/JE7RJZ during his spare  time,
          CQ WW  DX SSB  Contest included.  QSL  via JE7IDA  direct  (Kunihiko
          Nanao, 2-5-4  Mitsuwari, Morioka,  020-0011 Japan)  or bureau.  [TNX
UR      - Special station EM60QM will be active on 23 October to celebrate the
          60th anniversary of the liberation of  the city of Melitopol  during
          WW II.  QSL via  UX7QJ either  direct  (P.O. Box  30,  Melitopol-11,
          72311, Ukraine) or through the bureau. [TNX UR7QM]
V5      - Vlado/ZS6MG and Emil/ZS6EGB have been issued two special callsigns -
          V55E (Vlado) and V55V (Emil) - for their 23-27 October activity from
          Namibia [425DXN 647]. They have decided to use V55V during the CQ WW
          DX SSB Contest. [TNX ZS6MG]
VE      - "Team Zone 2" (http://www.qsl.net/teamzone2) will operate on  6-160
          metres from Northern Quebec on 21-27 October. Thirty operators  will
          participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as VB2C (Multi-Multi).  [TNX
VE      - VE3JM will operate as VO2WL from Zone 2 on 22-26 October,  including
          a SOAB HP entry in the CW WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX
VP5     - K4ISV, K1LZ,  K4CN, W5AO,  K4UU, K4RO  and WX3B  will be  active  as
          VP5/homecall (QSL  via home  calls) from  North Caicos  (NA-002)  on
          20-28 October,  including a  Multi-Two entry  in the  CQ WW  DX  SSB
          Contest as VP5B (QSL via N2AU). [TNX The Daily DX]
VP5     - The  North  Florida  DX  Association  will  activate  Middle  Caicos
          (NA-002) as VP5DX during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a  Multi-Single
          entry. QSL via NU4Y. The operators (K4UTE, N4KE, NU4Y, NF4L,  N4EPD,
          WA4ET, and AB4UF)  will start arriving  on 16  October and  everyone
          will leave by the 30th. Before  and after the  contest they will  be
          active as homecall/VP5 (QSL via home calls). [TNX NG3K]
VP9     - Mark, AA1AC and Tom, W1TC will operate from Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
          (NA-005) on 17-20  October. QSL via  home calls,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX AA1AC]
VP9     - N1HRA, WE1H,  N3KCJ and  K1JN  will be  active  on 6-160  metres  as
          homecall/VP9 from Bermuda (NA-005) on 23-28 October. They will  take
          part in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (callsign yet to be determined, QSL
          via K1JN).
ZK1_sc  - Dave/W6AQ and Don/K6IPV  will be active  as ZK1AQT  and ZK1IPV  from
          Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands  on 21-28 October,  including
          an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as ZK1SSB. They plan to operate
          on 10-160 metres mainly SSB, with some CW, RTTY and PSK-31. QSL  via
          W6ORD. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZP      - Special event  station ZP44CC  will be  active on  18-26 October  to
          celebrate the  44th anniversary  of  Comando de  Comunicaciones  del
          Ejercito Paraguayo. Look for activity on 80-6 metres. QSL via ZP5AA.
          [TNX ZP5RPO]

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

3C0V ---> All of the four operators  (DJ9ZB, EA5YN, EA5FO and EA5BYP) of  the
ill-fated 3C0V DXpedition to Annobon are now back home safe and sound.  Elmo,
EA5BYP  says  they  had  proper  individual  licences,  as  well  as  written
authorizations and permits for the group to import and operate amateur  radio
equipments on Annobon for  two weeks (see  www.tabarca.es.mn). However, on  4
October at 10 UTC the military  authorities of the  island demanded that  the
group should dismantle the stations and leave for Malabo within four hours on
a Russian cargo plane. On 6 October DJ9ZB and EA5FO were allowed to leave the
country; EA5BYP and EA5YN remained in  Malabo until the 10th, when they  were
finally able to go back to Spain.

CD-ROM ---> Rony, PS7AB  (www.ps7ab.com.br) is the  author of "Amateur  Radio
Online", a  collection of  information  (including QSL  routes,  DXpeditions,
islands, special calls, awards and hundreds of pictures) about the history of
amateur radio in  Brazil. For further  information on the  4th edition  (July
2003) of the CD-Rom, please contact Rony at ps7ab@yahoo.com

PIRATE ---> "I have been off the air for almost three years", Stephen  Wilson
(XE1UFO) says, "and just got back on about  a month ago. I am receiving  many
QSL cards for  the three  years that  I was  off the  air. My  callsign is  a
permanent one (since  1989), and  not temporary  as some  tourists who  visit
Mexico  are   issued.   If   you  are   in   doubt,   please   E-mail   first
(xe1ufo@hotmail.com)". [TNX IT9MRM]

QSL 9M2TO ---> Tex, 9M2TO is having a problem with cards being sent direct to
his Penang address. All of his QSOs are confirmed automatically via the  JARL
bureau; those who need a direct card should send their request to JA0DMV (Tex
Izumo, 827 Nakanojyou UEDA, Nagano 386-0034, Japan). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

QSL TX0AT  ---> Direct  requests  for the  October  2002 operation  from  the
Chesterfield Islands are being processed  and mailed. If  you do not  receive
your QSL within a reasonable mailing time, please contact  iz7atn@vodafone.it
before sending any duplicate card. [TNX IZ7ATN]

QSL MANAGER  OFFERED --->  Gale Zeiler,  WB0YEA would  like to  become a  QSL
manager for  a DX  station. For  further information,  credentials  included,
please contact him at gzeiler@austin.rr.com

YA1D ---> Sada,  YA1D is  on a  leave in  Japan and  will be  back to  Kabul,
Afghanistan after 30  October. He plans  to install an  HexBeam for the  high
bands and a vertical for the  low bands, besides  his existing wire  dipoles.
QSL  via  JG1OWV,  whose  current  address  is:  Masahiro  Wada,  391-C-1204,
Shibacho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0012, Japan. [TNX JG1OWV]

YB9BU ---> This  is Kadek, YC9BU,  who has upgraded  his licence  and is  now
allowed to operate on 20 metres. [TNX IZ8CCW]

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

PZ5A:   Complete information on  the 20-28 October  Magnolia DX  Association's
        activity from Suriname (PZ5CQ, PZ5FF, PZ5UE and PZ5A) [425DXN 637] can
        be found at http://www.mdxa.org/pz_2003.html

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3C0V        DJ9ZB       ER8C        ER1DA       S79NS       DL2RNS
3D2VB       UA4WHX      EX8MLE      IK2QPR      S92LZ       CT1EFV
3D2VB/R     UA4WHX      FO/IT9EJW   IT9EJW      S9SS        N4JR
4K0GNY      GM0GNY      FO/IT9YRE   IT9YRE      SO25JP      SP9W
5B4/RK9CWA  UA9CGA      FO/I1SNW    I1SNW       T20MW       DJ7RJ
5N43EAM     IK2IQD      GB4LI       G4TTX       T88ZX       K7ZZ
5N43NDP     IK5JAN      GP0STH      G4DIY       TA0KA       DJ6QT
5U7B        I2YSB       HF25JP      SP9PKZ      TA2ZF       UT2UB
5U7DW       I2YSB       HF650O      SQ4NR       TM9AF       F5SM
5U7JB       ON5NT       HF8JP       SP8QED      TX4PG       I2YSB (f)
5U7JK       I2YSB       HK6KKK      EA5KB       TX4PG       IK2DIA (g)
5U7JW       I2YSB       HQ9R        N6FF        UT0U        UT2UB
5U7RW       I2YSB       HR1FJC      EA7FTR      UT5UDX      UT2UB
7Q7PF       LA9PF       HR2JGG      EA7FTR      V63UG       K7ZZ
7Q7RS       IW9BBX      HS0ZEO      OE1GZA      V63ZT       K7ZZ
8P9AM       UT2UB       HS8AC/P     E21EIC      VI3BVS      VK3WI
9H3JH       OH2BR       IG9L        IZ7CDE      VK0EE       pirate
9H3MH       OH2BAD      II1D        IZ1CCE      VK4SRW      PA0RRS
9N1HA       N5VL        II8PAX      IZ8CLM      VK9CD       DJ5IW
A61AJ       DJ2MX (a)   JT3AA       pirate      VK9XW       DL2RMC
A61AJ       K2UO (b)    K1J         K1DG        VK9XYL      VK3DYL
A61AR       UA6MF       K6A         WM6A        VP9BO       W4ZGR
AH2J        JR1VAY      KH0T        JA1SGU      VU4BH       pirate
BA7NQ       W2AY        KH0V        JJ1KZI      XQ3SIX      NI6V
BQ9P        KU9C        KH7X        K2PF        XU7ACD      JH6QIL
C5WW        ON4WW       LU1DZ/P     EA3RE       XU7ACG      7N4QHA
C91Z        ZS6WPX      LU1ECZ      EA5KB       XZ7A        DL7DF
CN2R        W7EJ        LU3OE       EA5KB       YC9MT       IZ8CCW
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      LU5FII      WD9EWK      YE32OB      IZ8CCW
CO0I        bureau      M0SDX       UT2UB       YI1BGD/5    G0MMI
CT3AS       DJ8FW       N1B         W1QWT       YI9L        K1QS
CU2L        DL4FP       N1S         W1QWT       YJ0AMY      OM2SA
CX3HF       EA5XX       NH0B        JI1JMK      YJ0ATU      OM2SA
D44TT       K1BV        NP2SH       N3ZNI       YM2ZF       UT2UB
D703BN      DS3EXX      OH0JWH      DJ2PJ       YO2LEA      K3PD
D88S        DS4CNB      OY3QN       OZ1ACB      ZA1MM       LZ2UU
DA0HC       DL6KAC (c)  OZ0AIS      DL6KAC (e)  ZK1TLA      OZ6TL
DL0AS       DL5KUA      PJ4/DL5NAM  DL9NDS      ZK2BH       DL2NBH
DN2EI       DL6KAC (d)  PJ4/DL7NFK  DL9NDS      ZK2BR       DL6NBR
EA3URL/P    EA3CYE      PJ4/DL9NDS  DL9NDS      ZK2GB       DH3NB
ED2TER      EA2BIB      PS7/ZY2A    PT2AA       ZL6FF       ZL3CED
ED2ZFP      EA2ICA      R0PA        DL5EBE      ZM8CW       ZL1AMO
ED5MHE      EA5ZD       R10RRC      RV3ACA      ZV5OKT      PP5ZP
EG1CPD      EA1URO      RK3DZJ/3    RA3DEJ      ZY2A        PT2AA
EM5U        UT2UB       S21YY       JM1HXU      ZY5JP       PY5ZHP

(a) Rest of the world
(b) North, Central, South America, the Caribbean
(c) ILLW 2002 and 2003 only
(d) WAG Contest 2001 only
(e) August 2003 only
(f) Direct
(g) Bureau

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

4M9YY   Pakmail 10012, P.O. Box 025304, Miami, FL 33102-5304, USA
DF6IC   Joachim Ney, Salierstr. 80, D-67354 Roemerberg, Germany
DH3NB   Peter Butka, Hanauer Str. 73, D-63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany
DJ2MX   Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, D-81671 Munich, Germany
DL1IAN  Markus Zappe, Hauptstr. 84, D-74937 Spechbach, Germany
DL2NBH  Robert Kraus, Ebersbacher Str. 61, D-63743 Aschaffenburg, Germany
DL2RMC  Thomas Hitzner, Anton-Moosmueller-Str. 1, D-84571 Reischach, Germany
DL2RNS  Norbert Strauch, Brueckenstr. 4, D-15732 Schulzendorf, Germany
DL3GA   Andreas Gille, Beethovenstr. 11, D-77815 Buehl, Germany
DL6KAC  Christian Buenger, Im Schiefengarten 3, 53639 Koenigswinter, Germany
DL6NBR  Wolfgang Faust, Steinrueckenstr. 15, D-63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany
E21EIC  Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
         10903, Thailand
EA1URO  Union de Radioaficionados de Ourense, P.O. Box 345, 32080 Ourense,
EA2BIB  Ricardo Espin Bueno, C/Ronda de Sevilla, 4-2-Izq., 44002 Teruel,
EA2ICA  Asociacion Radioaficionados Aragon, P.O. Box 10263, 50080 Zaragoza,
EA3CYE  Juan Gallart Coll, C/Los Abetos, 2 Urb. La Miranda, 25110 Alpicat -
         Lleida, Spain
EA5ZD   Miguel Rabadan Mendez, Ctra. Del Palmar, 119-3-A, 30010 Murcia, Spain
EA7FTR  Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Huelva, Spain
ER1DA   Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD - 2071, Moldova
F5SM    Christiane Michel, 1 rue de l'Ocrerie, Les Pilles, F-89240 Parly,
I1SNW   Claudio Scaglia, P.O. Box 161, 14100 Asti - AT, Italy
I2YSB   Silvano Borsa, P.O. Box 45, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
IT9EJW  Alfio Bonanno, P.O. Box 18, 95028 Valverde - CT, Italy
IT9YRE  Ferdinando Rubino, P.O. Box 30, 96012 Avola - SR, Italy
IW9BBX  Antonello Scauso, P.O. Box 34, 98057 Milazzo - ME, Italy
IZ7CDE  Marco Fiore, Via Bach 16, 73010 Porto Cesareo - LE, Italy
JA7AQR  Yoshihiro Tanaka, 1-10-6 Minamihara, Yamagata, 990-2413 Japan
JH6QIL  Shin-Ichi Kusumoto, 1777-289 Nishi-Mochida, Aira-cho, Kagoshima,
         899-5431 Japan
K2UO    George R. Oliva Jr, 5 Windsor Drive, Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
KU9C    Steve Wheatley, P.O. Box 31, Morristown, NJ 07963-0031, USA
NZ5T    P.O. Box 1181, Whitney, TX 76692, USA
OM2SA   George Sipos, 93013 Trhova Hradska 550, Slovakia
ON4AXU  Gerard Dijkers, Hobos straat 28, B-3900 Overpelt, Belgium
ON5NT   Ghis Penny, P.O. Box 93, BE-9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium
PA0RRS  Richard Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121 NM Rijen, The Netherlands
RV3ACA  Elen V. Boychenko, P.O. Box 13, Moscow 127521, Russia
SQ4NR   Grzegorz Gawel, ul. Herdera 16/14, 10-691 Olsztyn, Poland
UA9CGA  Serge V.Stikhin, P.O. Box 1035, Ekaterinburg 620063, Russia
UT2UB   Andrej Lyakin, P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
VA3RMF  Manfred Rick, P.O. Box 336, Merrickville, Ontario  K0G 1N0, Canada
VK3DYL  Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Court, Mt. Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
ZL3CED  Charlie E. Dawson, 26 Taranaki Drive, Woodend, North Canterbury, New

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