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                              425 DX News #652
                              1 November 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)

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The 425 DX News monthly edition (October 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 issue you can find a report
with  pictures  on  the  BQ9P  operation  from Pratas,  as well  as the usual
features  (the  October weekly  bulletins, QSL routes and addresses, calendar
and news from the web).

6W      - Karel, ON5TN will be active (on  10-40 metres CW with some SSB)  as
           6W/ON5TN from Toubacouta,  Senegal on 7-18  November. QSL via  home
           call. [TNX ON5TN]
EA8     - Cesare, I5WEA  will  be active  as  EA8BVY  from  Tenerife,  Canary
           Islands (AF-004) from 30 October to 1 December.
GM      - Peter, GM3OFT has had to cancel his 1-2 November trip to the  Isles
           of Fleet [425DXN 651] beacuse of bad weather. [TNX VA3RJ]
HA      - Gabor,  HA3JB   has   been  authorized   to   operate   as   HG3IPA
           (International Police Association) until 30 September 2006. He will
           be active  during  the IPA  Contest.  QSL direct  to  HA3JB  (Gabor
           Kutasi, P.O.Box 243, H-8601 Siofok, Hungary). [TNX HA3JB]
HL      - Eight operators from  the Incheon  DX Club  (namely HL2WP,  HL2IFR,
           HL2UOK, HL2XIQ, DS2AGH, DS2LGK, DS2PQP and  DS2QJS) will be  active
           as D90ID/2  from Sungbong  Island (AS-090)  from  31 October  to  2
           November. They plan to have two stations QRV on 10-160 metres.  QSL
           via HL2WP. [TNX HL2WP]
JA      - Look for 7N1NAI and JQ1QFO to be active (on 40, 30, 20 and 6 metres
           SSB and CW) from Mikura  Island (AS-008) on  1-2 November. QSL  via
           home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
PJ2     - Gerben, PG5M (ex-PA5NT and PA0GAM) will be active in his spare time
           as PJ2/PG5M from Curacao (SA-006) on 1-15 November.  QSL  via  home
           call, bureau or direct. [TNX PG5M]
TY      - ON4JM will be leaving for Benin  on 2 November, where he will  stay
           until 23 December. He plans  to operate in  his spare time  (during
           local evenings and on Sundays) as  TY4JM (requested call). QSL  via
           ON4JM, preferably via the bureau. [TNX NG3K]
VK      - Johan, PA3EXX/VK4WWI [425DXN  645] has revised  his plans and  will
           operate as VK4WWI/9  from Cato  Reef (Coral  Sea Islands  Territory
           South Group, OC-???) on 2-6  December. He will  be active on  10-80
           metres SSB  and CW.  QSL via  home call.  The trip  to Marion  Reef
           (Coral Sea Islands  Territory North Group)  has been cancelled  for
           this year. [TNX PA3EXX]
VP8_ssh - Dany, LZ2UU will be  working at the  Bulgarian Antarctic base  "St.
           Kliment Ohridski" on  Livingston Island,  South Shetlands  (AN-010)
           from mid November through late February  2004, and will operate  as
           LZ0A on all bands CW, SSB and RTTY. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

XU      - Jack, ON4AJT (XU7AJV) and Wim, ON6TZG (XU7TZG) plan to operate from
           Koh Poah (AS-133) starting on 1 November. The length of their  stay
           is not known. [TNX 9V1RH]

CARIBBEAN TOUR  --->  Pete,  VE3IKV/VA3RA  will  be  active  as  PJ7/VA3RA/m,
FS/VA3RA/m and  PJ6/VA3RA/m from  St. Maarten/St.  Martin (NA-105)  and  Saba
(NA-145) between 8  and 15  November. He  plans to  operate mainly  10 and  6
metres SSB and CW. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]

IOTA 2004 ---> Created back in  1964 by the late  Geoff Watts, BRS-3129,  the
IOTA Programme will celebrate its 30th anniversary through an on-air activity
event that will run from 1 January through 31 December 2004. The IOTA's  40th
Anniversary Awards Programme  (or IOTA 2004  for short) will  adopt the  same
format and rules as the very successful IOTA Millennium Programme (IOTA 2000)
and will be  administered by the  Chiltern DX  Club-The UK  DX Foundation  on
behalf  of  the  RSGB  IOTA  Committee.   For  full  details,  please   visit

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

QSL D2EB ---> There have been a few problems with the logs that needed to  be
sorted out. The backlog is now  expected to be cleared  in about two  months;
inquiries can be sent to iz3etu@libero.it [TNX D2EB]

QSL D4B &  D44AC ---> Mario,  IK3HHX is  receiving several  direct cards  for
contacts made with D4B and D44AC  in 2003. Please note  that the QSL  manager
for D4B is K1BV; as far as D44AC is concerned, IK3HHX can confirm (direct  or
bureau) only QSOs made from 21 March through 2 April 2002. [TNX IK3HHX]

QSL SM1TDE & SM1T ---> Eric has cleared  all the backlog for SM1TDE and  SM1T
(EU-020) dating back to summer 2002. All QSOs have now been confirmed via the
bureau. Eric will continue to be  active from Gotland  Island at least  until
mid-August 2004. He operates on al bands  mainly CW, with some RTTY and  very
occasional showings around 14260 kHz SSB. [TNX SM1TDE]

QSL TY3M & TY0T ---> As of 1 July 2003 Ciro, I8ACB can reply to direct  cards
only. Bureau cards can be sent to I8QLS. [TNX I8ACB]

QSL VIA VK4FW ---> Please note that effective immediately the new address for
all correspondance is: Bill  Horner, P.O. Box  513, Nambour 4560,  Australia.

SV2ASP/A ---> Dominik, DL5EBE reports that the campaign he and the German  DX
Foundation started at Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen resulted in an Icom IC-706
plus PTC  adapters which  were  donated to  Monk  Apollo, SV2ASP/A  in  early
September. Hopefully this new rig will encourage Monk Apollo to operate on  6
metres from  either the  Mount Athos  fire station  or the  new monastery  at
Sochos, near Thessaloniki.

TC80 ---> All TRAC Branch stations used the special prefix TC80 (e.g. TC80IST
for the TRAC Istanbul European Branch station) on 29 October to celebrate the
80th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. [TNX QRZ-DX]

TRIDENTUM AWARD --->  This award  is issued  by  ARI Trento,  information
at http://www.aritn.tk

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

K3WWP:      John's Ham Radio Activities web site is now in its eighth year of
             operation and has recently changed its  URL. Now it can be  found
             at http://home.alltel.net/johnshan/ [TNX K3WWP]
LOGS:       The complete 3C0V logs (SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK) are now  available
             at http://www.tabarca.es.mn [TNX EA5YN]
LOGS:       The   BQ9P   (Pratas   2003)   logs   are   now   available    at
             http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm [TNX JI6KVR]
LOGS:       The    PZ5A    contest    logs     are    now    available     at
QSL ROUTES: A collection of QSL routes for stations active during the  recent
             CQ WW DX SSB Contest is now available at
             http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj/ [TNX EA5EYJ]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3XY1L       UY5XE       GU5W        G4JVG       SC0UT       SM0WKA
4L1FX       DJ1CW       H7A         TI4SU       SN0VC       SP7VC
4S7FBG      DL9GFB      HB0/HB9AON  DJ2YE       SN8M        SP8MI
4S7JWG      DL9MS       HC1/EW1AR   W3HNK       SV0IE       DL2YAG
4S7WAG      DL9GFB      HC1/NP3D    W3HNK       T20VB       UA4WHX
4W1SW       JI1NJC      HC1HC       NE8Z        T30VB       UA4WHX
4W2A        JR2KDN      HC8/N1KO    W1ZS        TA3DD       K3PD
4W4W        JI1NJC      HC8N        W5UE        TC80IST     TA6RU
4X6FR       4X6OM       HF8KAF      SP8KAF      TC80KNK     TA3BN
5J0X        N1WON       HG10SVK     HA8RJ       TC80KOC     TA2KI
5N0HVC      OK1DXE      HI3NR       KB2MS       TF3W        TF3GB
5N0NHD      JH8BKL      HK0/N2WB    N2OO        TI5N        W3HNK
5N43EAM     IK2IQD      HP1/DL2OE   DL7CM       TI8M        W4BD
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HP1LR       DL7CM       TM5CRO      F5RMY
5U7JB       ON5NT       IH9P        KR7X        TM5MCL      F6CPX
5V7BR       F5RUQ       II1D        IZ1CCE      TM7Z        F5CWU
5W0MW       DJ7RJ       IL7X        IK0WHN      TO5A        F5VHJ
5W0UU       OH3UU       IO7J        IK7JWX      TR8CA       F6CBC
5W0ZY       JA2ZL       IR8M        IZ8BGY      UA0CW       W3HNK
6W1RD       EA7FTR      IR9U        IT9CHU      UE1NFF      RN1NU
8P1A        NT1N        J42EVO      SV2EVS      UK/JE7RJZ   JE7IDA
8P2K        KU9C        J42T        SV2BFN      UP5G        LZ1YE
9H3SB       DL5XAT      J42X        SV2GNC      UT2FA/P     UX3FW
9H3UD       DL5OB       J43GRC      K6HRO       UV7M        US5MTJ
9J2GS       PA3CPG      J43J        DJ5JH       V25C        KU9C
9J2KC       JL1NKC      J49Z        IK8UND      V26B        WT3Q
9K2GS       W6YJ        KH0A        JF1MIA      V26CW       KM9M
9M6A        N2OO        KH0AA       JA5DQH      V26DX       KU9C
9M6OO       N2OO        KH0C        JA2KCT      V26EM       W2SN
9N7ET       JI1LET      KH2VL/KH0   JM1LJS      V26G        N2ED
9N7MV       JA0UMV      KP2A        W3HNK       V26OC       N3OC
9N7XD       JA7KXD      KP3Z        WC4E        V26R        KA2AEV
A45WD       YO9HP       LT1F        AC7DX       V26U        W2UDT
AH2R        JH7QXJ      LU1DZ/P     EA3RE       V47DM       K2DM
AM1SAT      EA1EG       LU7EGY/D    LU1DMA      V47KP       K2SB
AN0MPM      EA7ZM       LW5EOL/D    LU1DMA      V47NS       W9NY
AN7MPM      EA7ZM       LX5A        LX1RQ       V55E        ZS6EGB
AT0AAG      VU2JOS      LX7I        LX2AJ       V55V        ZS6MG
B1Z         JA4HCK      LX9SW       LX1RQ       V63DX       JA7HMZ
BV0BSF      BV8BC       MB2HFC      G4BWP       V63TN       JA7GAX
BW0HCS      BV2KI       MD4K        G3NKC       V73AZ       K9JS
BW3/JD1BKQ  JR3PZW      MJ2Z        M5RIC       VB2C        NB1B   (a)
C4W         5B4WN       MM0LEO      W3LEO       VB2C        VE3TPZ (b)
C5Z         K6VNX       MM0Q        MM0BQI      VK9CYL      VK3DYL
CE0Y/SP9EVP SP9EVP      NP2SH       N3ZNI       VK9XD       VK2CZ
CE0Y/SP9PT  SP9PT       OA4WW       OH0XX       VK9XG       W0YG
CE0Y/SQ9BOP SP6GVU      OH0B        OH2BH       VO2WL       VE3JM
CN2PD       G3LDO       OH0V        OH6LI       VP2E        N5AU
CN2R        W7EJ        OH0Z        OH5DX       VP2EJF      K5MR
CN8YR       K4KU        OH5B        OH5AB       VP2ETG      N5TJ
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      OK8BWW      CT1BWW      VP5B        N2AU
CO8LY       EA7ADH      OM9AMI      SP8MI       VP5DX       NU4Y
CQ0T        CT1ILT      OX3UB       OZ1GER      VP5T        N2VW
CT3/OZ5IPA  OZ5AAH      OY4TN       ON5UR       VP9I        K1JN
CT3AS       DJ8FW       P29AM       NU5O        VU3SNM/VP9  W3HNK
CT7A        CT1GFK      P29VR       W7LFA       WH0J        JA2QAO
CT7ECP      CT1FIJ      P40A        WD9DZV      WH0L        JO2JDJ
CT9ASA      CS3MAD      P40B        I2MQP       WH0M        JG3DOR
CT9CNE      CS3MAD      PA/ON4IPA   ON6ZV       WP2Z        KU9C
CT9EPM      CS3MAD      PA0SSB      PE1MPI      WP3C        W3HNK
CT9L        DJ6QT       PJ2T        N9AG        XE1L        WA3HUP
D2BB        W3HNK       PJ4/DL5NAM  DL9NDS      XU7ACE      ES1FB
D44TD       CT1EKF      PJ4/DL7NFK  DL9NDS      YB0ECT      K5ZE
D44TT       K1BV        PJ4/DL9NDS  DL9NDS      YB0ZDA      YB0AI
D70LW       HL3VQ       PJ4T        DL9NDS      YJ0OMN      W4WET
EA8AH       OH1RY       PT0F        W3HC        YN4SU       TI4SU
EA8BH       OH2BH       PY0FF       W9VA        YO2LEA      K3PD
ED1ISS      EA1RKV      PZ5A        W5UE        ZA0IS       ZA1FD  (c)
ED1SIC      EA1URV      PZ5CQ       KD5CQT      ZA0IS       IK7JWX (d)
ED4FTC      EA4GU       PZ5DX       K3BYV       ZC4CW       G3AB
ED5TAT      EA5ELT      PZ5FF       K2FF        ZK1AQT      W6ORD
ED5TTE      EA5GQK      PZ5JR       K3BYV       ZK1IPV      W6ORD
EM60QM      UX7QJ       PZ5UE       W5UE        ZK1SSB      W6ORD
EN750WKD    UT7WZ       RM0A        UA0ANW      ZK2ZY       JA2ZL
EY8MM       K1BV        RW2F        DK4VW       ZP44CC      ZP5AA
FM5WE       K3PD        S79AX       ON5AX       ZS5T        ZS5BBO
FP5BZ       F5TJP       S9SS        N4JR        ZY5JP       PY5ZHP

(a) except for VE
(b) except for USA
(c) 1998
(d) 2002

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

5I3A     Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 2958, Dar es Salaam,
9V1GO    Bob Marshall-Read, Potong Pasir Avenue 1, Block 115, Flat 11-882,
          Singapore 350115, Singapore
CT1ILT   Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva - Espinheira,
          3720-537 Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
CX1TA    P.O. Box.29, 27000 Rocha, Uruguay
DJ2MX    Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, D-81671 Munich, Germany
DK7JQ    P.O. Box 101318, D-42784 Leichlingen, Germany
EA1RKV   URE Vigo, P.O. Box 742, 36200 Vigo - Pontevedra, Spain
EA1URV   Union de Radioaficionados de Valladolid, P.O. Box 495, 47080
          Valladolid, Spain
EA4GU    Manuel Montero Rayego, C/Condes Cifuentes 25, Urb. Tarrago Chalet
          Medina Azahara, 19420 Cifuentes - Guadalajara, Spain
EA5ELT   Delegacion Local URE Torrente, P.O. Box 110, 46900 Torrente -
          Valencia, Spain
EA5GQK   Francisca Martinez Magana, P.O. Box 2117, 03080 Alicante, Spain
EA7ZM    Manuel Camberos Marfil, P.O. Box 262, 29080 Malaga, Spain
G4JVG    Steve Telenius-Lowe, 27 Hertford Road, Stevenage SG2 8RZ, England
HP100RCP Radio Club de Panama, P.O. Box 10745, Panama, Panama
JA0UMV   Tohru Kataoka, 15-9 Sakae, Kamo, 959-1382 Japan
JA2ZL    Anci Yamada, 17-8-2 Takirocho, Tajima, 507-0813 Japan
JA5DQH   Akito Nagi, P.O. Box 88, Tokushima, 770-8691 Japan
JE7IDA   Kunihiko Nakano, 2-5-4  Mitsuwari, Morioka, 020-0011 Japan
JH1SWD   Shuichi Matumoto, 2-15-16 Nakanaru, Hitachi, 316-0007 Japan
JI1LET   Koji Iijima, 7-12 Tenma, Gyoda, 361-0076 Japan
JI1NJC   Yasuyuki Iizuka, P.O.Box 3, Naka, 311-0100 Japan
JR2KDN   Yuichi Yoshida, 4th Floor, Kato Building, 529 Rokugaike, Nagoya,
          462-0002 Japan
JR8XXQ   Kimi Saito, 501-43, 1-4, Saiwai-cho, Nemuro-city, Hokkaido,
          087-0021, Japan
K2UO     George Oliva, 5 Windsor Drive, Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
K3PD     Pete DeVolpi, 408 Hillside Ave., New Cumberland, PA 17070-3036, USA
LU1DMA   Luis Fernandez, O. V. Andrade 1638, 1718 S.A de Padua - Buenos
          Aires, Argentina
MM0BQI   Jim Martin, 3 Lismore Ave, Edinburgh, EH8 7DW Scotland, UK
NB1B     Dennis Egan, 3 Keith Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-4517, USA
NE8Z     Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139, USA
OH5AB    Radiamateur Club Saimaan Viitoset Ry., Lappeenranta, Finland
OZ5AAH   Preben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, DK-3300 Frederiksvaerk, Denmark
PE1MPI   E.G.E.C.A. Herwegh, Schooldreef 30, 4566 AR Heikant, The Netherlands
SP6GVU   Andrzej Kaleta, P.O. Box 498, Wroclaw 2, Poland
SP8MI    P.O. Box 27, PL 38-700 Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland
UT7WZ    Miroslav Lupiy, P.O.Box 94, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
UX7QJ    P.O. Box 30, Melitopol-11, 72311, Ukraine
V73NS    Neil Schwanitz, Box 8341 APO, AP 96557, USA
VE2CVI   Raphael Cloutier, 239 Place Cotnoir, Boisbriand, QC  J7G 1L5, Canada
VE3TPZ   James Davidson, 65 Youngs St, Stratford, ON N5A 1J5, Canada
VK3DYL   Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Court, Mt. Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
WW9CW    Craig Wilkins, 2507 214th St N lot 6, Port Byron, IL 61275, USA

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