425 DX News issue #651click here to see the list of archived 425 DX News bulletins
425 DX News #651
25 October 2003
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH
Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information
(e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - BBS I1JQJ@I1YLM.IPIE.ITA.EU)
Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
3W - Eddy Visser, XV9DT has been authorized to operate as 3W22S until 31
December. This special event call celebrates the 22nd SEA (South
East Asian) Games hosted by Vietnam. On line logs will be available
at http://www.qsl.net/3w22s/logs [TNX 3W22S]
EA6 - Laci/HA6NL, Zsolt/HA6PS, Tibor/HA6ZV and Sanyi/HA7JJS will be active
as EA6/homecall/p from the Balearic Islands (EU-004) on 2-9
November. QSL via home calls. During the HA-QRP Contest they will be
signing EA6/HA5RT/p (QSL via HA6NL) on +/- 3511 kHz with 10 watts.
F - Look for Bruno, F5JYD/P to be active from a few islands in Normandy
on 27-30 October. He plans to operate QRP from the islands of Mont
St. Michel (not IOTA, DIFM MA-005), Rimains (not IOTA, MA-006) and
Landes (not IOTA, MA-034). QSL via home call. [TNX F5JYD]
F - Laurent, F8BBL reports he will be active as TM7W on 16-30 November,
CQ WW CW Contest included. QSL to F8BBL via bureau.
FR/E - Dany/F5CW, Eric/F5JKK, Phil/F5PHW, Christian/TR8SA, Stephane/F5KIN,
Freddy/F5IRO, David/F0CRS and Daniel/F1IWH are the operators for the
DXpedition to Europa Island [425DXN 647] which is now scheduled to
take place from 24 November to 15 December. They plan to operate on
160-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY with three stations (one for CW, one
for SSB and one for digital modes and 6 metres). Requested calls are
TO4E and TO4WW (the latter to be used during the CQ WW DX CW
Contest). Suggested frequencies, as well as other information, are
available at http://europa2003.free.fr/europa_2003-e.htm;
contributions will be gratefully accepted and can be sent to F5OGL
(Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7, 53320 Loiron, France), who will also
be the QSL manager for the operation.
GM - Look for Peter, GM3OFT/p to operate from the Isles of Fleet on 1-2
November. If conditions allow, Peter will be active from the
Murray's Isles (EU-123), otherwise he will be on the more accessible
island of Ardwal (EU-005). [TNX GM3VLB]
HB0 - Look for HB0/HA0HW/p (Laci), HB0/HA4DX/p (Tomi) and HB0/HA4XG/p
(Geza) to operate from Masescha (1350m a.s.l.), Liechtenstein on
2-10 November. They will be active on 160-10 metres (with an
emphasis on the low bands) CW, SSB and RTTY, using groundplanes and
wire antennas. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
HH - Manfred/DK1BT, Hans/DL7CM, Juergen/DL7UFN and Sid/DM2AYO will
operate as 4V200YH (Four Victor Two Hunderd Years of Haiti) from
Haiti (NA-096) from 28 January until 15 February. They will have
three stations active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV.
QSL via DL7CM. The web page for the operation is at
http://www.qsl.net/dl7cm/haiti2.htm [TNX DL7CM]
HL - Han/DS2GOO, Chae/DS5BSX, Ryu/DS4NYE and others will be active from
Soan Island (AS-085) on 1-4 November. They will operate as
homecall/4 (QSL via home call) or D90HE/4 with 100w transceivers and
various wire antennas. [TNX HL1VAU]
HP - Look for Mike, HP1/DL2OE (QSL via DL7CM) and Will, HP1/DJ7AA (QSL
via home call) to be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY from
Contadora Island (NA-072) until 29 October. [TNX NG3K]
HP - Special event station HP100RCP will be active on all bands and modes
on 1-3 November to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic
of Panama. QSL to Radio Club de Panama, P.O. Box 10745, Panama,
Panama. [TNX HP1AC]
I - Alfredo, IK7JWX reports he will be signing IR7LH from various
lighthouses during the weekends between November 2003 and April
2004. QSL via IK7JWX, bureau or direct.
KH6 - Max, KH6ZM is QRV for Southern Europe daily on 80 metres CW around 5
UTC. QSL direct only via I0MWI (http://www.qsl.net/i0mwi) [TNX I0MWI]
OA - Jack, F6BUM (http://www.f6bum.fr.st) will be active on CW, SSB and
RTTY as OA4-7/F6BUM from Peru from 5 November until 5 December. On
17-21 November he will operate from the island of Suasi (not IOTA)
in Lake Titicaca. QSL direct only to home call. [TNX F6BUM]
PA - A group of operators from ON4IPA (the Belgian branch of the
International Police Association) will be active on 10-80 metres CW,
SSB and digital modes as PA/homecalls from EU-146 between 31 October
and 2 November. They will participate in the IPA Contest as
PA/ON4IPA (QSL via ON6ZV). [TNX ON6ZV]
T33 - Rob Snieder, PA2R (ex-PA5ET) will lead the international team of 21
operators to activate Banaba (OC-018) as T33C for two weeks during
April 2004 [425DXN 629]. The expeditioners will travel by air to
Fiji, and then to Tarawa (T30), from where they will be active
during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. From Tarawa, the operators will go
to Banaba by chartered vessel. Because of severe weight restrictions
on flights to Tarawa, most of the equipment is being shipped ahead
by container from Rotterdam.
The expedition will be a major effort, featuring 24 hour a day
operation. CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, and SSTV will be used as appropriate
on all bands 160 through 6 metres and AO-40. There will be seven
separate stations, including a dedicated station for the digital
modes and another for 6 metres, equipped with amplifiers and a
variety of transmitting and receiving antennas.
Logs will be transmitted daily to Australia for publication on the
Internet. The T33C group is seeking volunteers to operate pilot
stations in Asia, Oceania and South America.
The expedition still needs contributions to cover costs.
Contributions may be sent to F5CWU (Flo Moudar, 25 Rue du Castel
Salis, 37100 Tours, France). For further information, please visit
http://www.dx-pedition.de/banaba2004. [TNX K6SRZ, email@example.com]
V6 - Cal/WF5W and Paul/W5PF will be active as V63WC and V63PF
respectively from Yap Island (OC-012), Micronesia on 22-29 November.
They will run 100 watts into wire dipoles for 30 and 40 metres and a
2-element yagi for 20-6 metrws. Operation will be CW and SSB; some
limited activity in the CQ WW DX CW Contest may be possible. QSL via
W5PF. [TNX W5PF]
V7 - Brian, K9QQ will be active as V73/K9QQ (QSL via home call) from
Kwajalein Atoll (OC-028), Marshall Islands until 28 October. He will
participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as V73AZ (QSL via K9JS).
[TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
ZL - Chris, GM3WOJ will operate (on 40 and 20 metres CW and SSB) as
ZL1CT/4 from Stewart Island (OC-203) on 11-15 January. For further
information please visit http://www.qsl.net/gm3woj/ [TNX GM3WOJ]
CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (25-26 October):
ZONE 02 - VE2CVI, VE2PGI and VE2GTZ as VE2CVI (http://www.qsl.net/ve2cvi).
ZONE 05 - Bill/N1HRA, Matt/WE1H, Foster/N3KCJ and Joe/K1JN as VP9I from
Bermuda. QSL via K1JN.
ZONE 06 - XE1NK (EA1DLD), XE1UN and XE1NTT (N6AN) as 6D9X (Multi-Single) from
ZONE 07 - WQ7R as HQ9R on all bands low power from Roatan Island (NA-057),
Honduras. QSL via N6FF.
ZONE 07 - Announced operations from Costa Rica include:
* K8LEE, WA8NJR, and W8GEX as TI5A. QSL via TI5AA.
* TI2KAC, K4UN, W4BD, K4WPM, K4ZJ, N5VI and W4KTR as TI8M
(Multi-Two). QSL via W4BD, direct or bureau.
ZONE 08 - Announced operations from Barbados include:
* Tom, W2SC as 8P1A (SOAB High Power), QSL via NT1N.
* Dean, 8P6SH as 8P2K (SOSB 15m or 40m), QSL via KU9C.
ZONE 08 - Eduardo/CO8LY, Juan/CO8TW and others as CO8LY (Multi-Two) from
Cuba. QSL via EA7ADH.
ZONE 08 - Craig, AH8DX as FS/AH8DX (SOAB) from St. Martin.
ZONE 08 - Jim, N6TJ as KP2A (SOSB 20m) from the Virgin Islands. QSL via
ZONE 08 - Al, F5VHJ (NH7A) as TO5A (SOAB) from Martinique. QSL via F5VHJ.
ZONE 08 - KC5EA, N5HGB, N5AU, N5KO, N5TJ and K5MR as VP2E from Anguilla
(Multi-Single). They will be trying for a new North American record
score. QSL via N5AU.
ZONE 08 - WP3C as SOAB LP from Puerto Rico. QSL via W3HNK.
ZONE 09 - FY5FY, F1HAR, F5HRY, F5LND, F5MZN, F6FGZ and F6FVY as FY5KE
(Multi-Single) from French Guiana. QSL to FY5KE, direct or bureau.
ZONE 09 - Announced operations from Aruba include:
* KK9A as P40A (SOSB 20m), QSL via WD9DZV.
* W2GD as P40W (SOAB High Power), QSL via N2MM.
ZONE 09 - N8BJQ, WC4E, N8BJQ, W1MD, K1AR and PJ2DX from the PJ2T station in
Curacao as a Multi-Two entry. QSL via N9AG.
ZONE 10 - Dave, NN1N as HC8N (SOAB high Power) from the Galapagos Islands.
QSL via W5UE.
ZONE 13 - A large group of eighteen operators from Argentina as LT1F
(Multi-Multi). QSL via AC7DX.
ZONE 14 - Announced operations from Portugal include:
* CT1EHX, CT1ERY, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ and CT2IHP as CT7A (Multi-Single).
QSL via CT1GFK.
* Filipe, CT1ILT as CQ0T (SOAB). QSL via home call, direct or
ZONE 14 - Announced operations from Luxembourg include:
* Philippe, LX2AJ as LX7I (SOSB 40m). QSL via home call.
* Phil, LX1AQ as LX5A (SOSB HP 80m) and Robert, LX1RQ as LX9SW
(SOSB HP 20m). QSLs via LX1RQ or through the LX bureau.
ZONE 14 - G0HSS, G1GEY, G3NKC, G4XUM and M0BEW as MD4K (Multi-Two) from the
lighthouse at Point of Ayre on the Isle of Man. QSL via G3NKC.
ZONE 14 - M5RIC as MJ2Z (SOAB High Power) from Jersey. QSL via home call.
ZONE 15 - I6UNR, IZ8BRI, IZ8CCW, IZ8CGS, IZ8DEJ, IZ8DWL, IZ8EPY and IZ8EPX as
IR8M (Multi-Single, http://www.mdxc.org/ir8m). QSL via IZ8BGY.
ZONE 15 - UA2FB and others as RW2F (Multi-Two) from Kaliningrad. QSL via
ZONE 15 - Pertti, OH2PM as ZA1A (SOAB) from Albania.
ZONE 16 - Valery/UT1ML and Vitaly/US5MTJ as UV7M on all bands from Ukraine.
QSL via bureau to US5MTJ.
ZONE 17 - Nodir, EY8MM as SOSB (80 metres) from Tajikistan. QSL via K1BV.
ZONE 17 - UN9GC, UN7GM, UA9MA and others as UP5G (Multi-Two) from Kazakhstan.
QSL via LZ1YE.
ZONE 18 - Andy, UA0ANW as RM0A (SOAB HP). QSL via UA0ANW, direct or bureau.
ZONE 20 - Marios, 5B4WN as C4W (SOAB High Power) from Cyprus. Logs are
expected to be placed on Logbook Of the World
ZONE 20 - I2WIJ, IK8HCG and IK8UND as J49Z (Multi-Single HP) from Crete
(EU-015). QSL via IK8UND.
ZONE 20 - Announced operations from Greece include:
* George/K6SV, Xenofon/SV3BEF, Dimitris/SV3BEH and Vangelis/SV3BEG
as J43GRC (low power) QSL via K6HRO.
* SV8CS, SV2DCD, IK2QEI, IK4MTF, IK2SGC and IZ2AAJ as SY8A
(Multi-Single) from the QTH of Spiros, SV8CS on Zante Island
ZONE 21 - Alex, YO9HP as A45WD (SOAB Low Power) from Oman. QSL via YO9HP.
ZONE 21 - A61AJ, N2AA and several operators from the Slovenia Contest Club as
A61AJ (Multi-Multi) from the United Arab Emirates. QSL via K2UO
(USA) and DJ2MX (others).
ZONE 24 - BW3/JD1BKQ (SOAB) from Taiwan. QSL via JR3PZW.
ZONE 25 - DS3GLW, DS4NYE, HL3VQ, HL3AHQ, HL3AMO and HL3SEO as D70LW (Multi
operator class to be decided) from South Korea. QSL via HL3VQ.
ZONE 27 - Guam Contest Club members JI3ERV, JR7OMD, JP1JFG, JG3RPL, JH7QXJ,
JR8VSE, JE8KKX as AH2R (Multi-Two) from Guam. QSL via JH7QXJ,
direct or bureau.
ZONE 27 - PA0CYW/DU2 (SOAB) from the Philippines. QSL via home call.
ZONE 28 - YB0AI, YB0DPO, YF0ANA and YB0ECT as YB0ZDA (the ORARI Kebayoran's
club station) in the Multi-Single category. QSL via YB0AI.
ZONE 29 - David, VK2CZ as VK9XD from Christmas Island.
ZONE 31 - Brian, K9QQ as V73AZ (SOAB High Power) from the Marshall Islands.
QSL via K9JS.
ZONE 32 - VK4TI, VK2IR, VK3FY, VK3WA and possibly others as YJ0X
(Multi-Single) from Vanuatu. QSL via VK4TI.
ZONE 33 - W7EJ as CN2R (SOAB) from Morocco. QSL via home call.
ZONE 33 - Walter, DJ6QT and others as CT9L (Multi-Two) from Madeira. QSL via
ZONE 33 - Announced operations from the Canary Islands include:
* Pekka/OH1RY as EA8AH (SOSB 40m), QSL via home call.
* Martti/OH2BH as EA8BH (SOSB 80m), QSL via home call.
* Ville/OH2MM as EA8EA (SOSB 15m), QSL via home call.
ZONE 33 - IT9GSF and possibly others as IG9A from Lampedusa (AF-019), African
ZONE 34 - SU9NC (Tom, N9NC) as Single Operator All Bands Low Power from
Egypt. QSL via OM2SA.
ZONE 35 - Announced operations from Cape Verde include:
* Al, 4L5A as D4B (SOAB HP). QSL via K1BV.
* Fabio, I4UFH as D44TD (SOAB). QSL via CT1EKF.
ZONE 37 - Paul/K1XM (5H1X/3), Charlotte/KQ1F and others from the 5I3A club
station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as a Multi-Multi entry.
ZONE 38 - Edwin, ZS5BBO as ZS5T (SOSB 20m). QSL via home call.
ZONE 40 - TF3AO and others as TF3W (Multi-Single) from Iceland. QSL via
Other announced operations, mentioned in past issues of 425 DX News, include:
DXCC CALL CATEGORY QSL VIA
ZONE 02 - Canada VB2C M/M
ZONE 02 - Canada VO2WL SOAB HP VE3JM
ZONE 07 - Costa Rica TI5N M/M W3HNK
ZONE 07 - Honduras VE3BW/HR6 VE3BW
ZONE 07 - San Andres & Providencia 5J0X M/2 N1WON
ZONE 08 - Antigua & Barbuda V26DX M/2 KU9C
ZONE 08 - Antigua & Barbuda V26B M/2 WT3Q
ZONE 08 - Bahamas W8JE/C6A W8JE
ZONE 08 - Turks & Caicos VP5T M/M N2VW
ZONE 08 - Turks & Caicos VP5B M/2 N2AU
ZONE 08 - Turks & Caicos VP5DX M/S NU4Y
ZONE 08 - Virgin Islands WP2Z M/2 KU9C
ZONE 09 - Bonaire PJ4T DL9NDS
ZONE 09 - Suriname PZ5A M/2 W5UE
ZONE 09 - Suriname PZ5JR M/S K3BYV
ZONE 09 - Trinidad & Tobago 9Y4ZC SOAB HP DL6FBL
ZONE 11 - Fernando de Noronha PT0F W3HC
ZONE 14 - France TM9AF F5SM
ZONE 14 - Liechtenstein HB0/HB9AON DJ2YE
ZONE 14 - Norway LA/N0HJZ SOAB LP N0HJZ
ZONE 14 - Scotland MM0Q SOAB LP MM0BQI
ZONE 14 - Scotland MM0LEO W3LEO
ZONE 15 - Aland Islands OH0Z SOAB OH5DX
ZONE 15 - Malta 9H3SB DL5XAT
ZONE 15 - Malta 9H3UD DL5OB
ZONE 15 - Sardinia IS0A M/M
ZONE 15 - Sardinia IS0/.... M/M
ZONE 17 - Uzbekistan UK/JE7RJZ JE7IDA
ZONE 22 - Nepal 9N7MV JA0UMV
ZONE 22 - Nepal 9N7ET JI1LET
ZONE 22 - Sri Lanka 4S7FBG DL9GFB
ZONE 22 - Sri Lanka 4S7JWG DL9MS
ZONE 26 - Cambodia XU7ACE ES1FB
ZONE 27 - Mariana Islands KH0AA M/2 JA5DQH
ZONE 28 - Papua New Guinea P29AM
ZONE 28 - Timor Leste 4W2A JR2KDN
ZONE 32 - Samoa 5W0ZY JA2ZL
ZONE 32 - South Cook Islands ZK1SSB W6ORD
ZONE 32 - Vanuatu YJ0X M/S VK4TI
ZONE 33 - Italy IH9P M/2
ZONE 38 - Namibia V55V ZS6EGB
ZONE 39 - Seychelles S79AX ON5AX
ZONE 40 - Greenland OX3UB OZ1GER
Do not forget to give a look to the list of announced operations maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2003.html
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
BQ9P ---> The Pratas Island DXpedition went QRT at 6 (local time) on 16
October, after some 27,000 QSOs. A photo gallery is now available at
http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm [TNX JI6KVR]
NCDXA ---> At the October meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX
Association (http://www.qsl.net/ncdxa/) elected the following officers to
serve in 2004: Dick Mayott, W2YE (President); Terry Hines, N2ZH (Vice
President); Brian Bayus, N1KC (Treasurer); George Vincent, K3GV (Secretary).
MARIA ISLAND ---> IT9YRE, IT9EJW and I1SNW logged about 1800 QSOs in 36 hours
during their recent and unfortunate operation from Maria Island (OC-264, new
one for IOTA). Over the last couple of weeks 425 DX News has received a few
inquiries from IOTA chasers who are willing to send a donation in order to
compensate the operators for part of their losses (two transceivers and two
antennas fell overboard and sank). Donations can be sent either along with
the QSL cards (QSL via home calls) or to Gaetano, IT9GAI (Gaetano Giudice,
Via dei Mille 94, 96017 Noto - SR, Italy), who has offered to help collecting
contributions. Direct requests that are being received will be processed in
time for the cards to reach the "deserving" before the IOTA annual update
deadline. [TNX IT9GAI]
NOT THE MANAGER ---> Danny, LZ2UU is not and has never been the QSL manager
for ZA1MM [425DXN 650]. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have
caused Danny and our readers. [TNX LZ3SM]
PY1OW ---> This is the new call sign of Antonio Da Silva, formerly known as
PY1XP, from the island of Itacuruca (SA-029).
QSLS ---> Giovanni, IZ2DPX and Stefano, IK5PWQ report that the cards for
their ZA3/IZ2DPX (May-June 2003) and IM0/IK5PWQ (July 2003, EU-165)
operations have been printed and direct as well as bureau requests are being
QSL VIA JE7IDA ---> The correct address for JE7IDA, QSL manager for UK/JE7RJZ
[425DXN 650], is: Kunihiko Nakano, 2-5-4 Mitsuwari, Morioka, 020-0011 Japan.
QSL VIA YL2GN ---> Don, YL2GN has received the C5P and FG/YL2KL cards from
the printer and the relevant logs from YL2KL. Direct cards will be processed
first, bureau cards will follow (requests for the latter are welcome at
Ziedonis.Knope@lattelekom.lv). [TNX YL2GN]
SV2ASP/A ---> Monk Apollo is back on the air thanks to the help provided by
George Varvitsiotes, K6SV. George has taken Monk Apollo a new transceiver and
power supply to replace the broken gear [425DXN 635]; he also planned to
install all the antennas that were previous donated in order to get SV2ASP/A
back on the air "in a big way". [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TJ OPERATION CANCELLED ---> Alfredo, IK7XGF has had to cancel his 16-28
October operation from Cameroon [425DXN 650], as "after the initial struggle
for the license, other problems of family nature added on top and forced a
quick return home". [TNX IK0FTA]
WRTC 2006 ---> The World Radiosport Team Championship Sanctioning Committee,
the Liga de Amadores de Radio Emissao (LABRE) and the Araucaria DX Group
(GADX) have announced that the fifth WRTC competition will be held in
Florianopolis, capital of the Santa Catarina State, in July 2006.
+ SILENT KEY + Enzo Tancredi, IK6BOB, one of the most active DXers in Italy,
becane a SK on 14 October. [TNX IK6DEN]
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
*** NEWS FROM THE WEB ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
LOGS: The 3C0V logs for CW, RTTY and PSK31 are available at
http://www.tabarca.es.mn; SSB contacts will follow. [TNX EA5BYP]
QSLs received direct: 3A2MD, 3B9ZL, 3G1P (SA-085), 4L5T, 4S7NE, 4W3DX, 5R8EY,
5T5KG, 5V7BR, 5W0DA, 5X2A, 7Q7CE, 7X0AD, 8A3M (OC-250), 9J2BO, 9Y4/IV3IYN,
A35XX (OC-064), AP2ARS, AP2HA, BN0F, CS4B (EU-040), CY0MM (NA-063), E4/DF3EC,
EP3SMH, FH/G4IRN, FO0TOH, J72JOT, JR8XXQ/JD1, JT1BV, KB5GL/5 (NA-089),
KD6WW/VY0 (NA-131), MJ0AWR, R1ANC, S05X, S79MX, S9SS (AF-023), T5X, TI2NA,
TR8BAR, TR8JPF, TX0AT, UA0ACG, UA0FZ, UN7AM, V63SC (OC-010), V63SC (OC-010),
V63TXF, V63TXF/p (OC-078), VK9XAB, VK9YL, VQ9LA, W5BOS/AL5 (NA-121), XV9DT,
YC9MB (OC-151), YE5A (OC-262), YI/KV4EB, YI/OM2DX, YJ8MN (OC-035), Z37M,
ZC4RR, ZD9VC, ZF2TR, ZW0S, ZW8M (SA-042).
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