425 DX News issue #654

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                              425 DX News #654
                              15 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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We at 425DXN should like to open a new page on the website featuring the  QSL
cards with the 425DXN logo printed on either the front or back side. If  your
QSL has  the 425DXN  logo on  it, you  are invited  to  send a  scanned  copy
(preferably a  .jpg file  not larger  than 300Kb)  direct to  our web  master
Maurizio  Bertolino,  I1-21171/IZ1CRR   (i121171@425dxn.org).  The  logo   is
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3A     - Special event call 3A50ARM will be aired on all bands and modes from
          Monaco on 15-30 November  to celebrate the  50th anniversary of  the
          Association des Radio amateurs de Monaco (ARM). QSL via bureau. [TNX
5X     - Terry, K3JT is  active as 5X1X  from Uganda.  He will  be there  for
          about six weeks. QSL home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]
CE     - The 3G2D operation from  Damas Island (SA-086)  [425DXN 649] is  now
          confirmed  to  take   place  on  26-28   November.  XQ1IDM,   XQ4ZW,
          CE1URH,CA2WUI, CD0906 and CE6TBN plan to run three stations on 160-6
          metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL via CA2WUI  (P.O. Box 1037,  La
          Serena, Chile). Further information at http://www.qsl.net/3g2d [TNX
FR/E   - The DXpedition to Europa Island [425DXN  651] is still on a go.  The
          team (F5CW, F5JKK, F5NHJ, F5IRO and  F5PTM) will leave France on  15
          November, arriving at Europa  on the 24th.  Activity is expected  to
          start as TO4E (TO4WW will be used during the CQ WW DX CW Contest) on
          the 25th  and continue  until 15  December.  Please note  that,  for
          reasons beyond their control,  the operators might  go QRT thrice  a
          day (around 5, 10 and 16 UTC) for 30 minutes or more. QSL via F5OGL.
          The pilots  for the  operation are  Rafik/F5CQ  (europa2003@free.fr,
          Europe),   Frank/AH0W   (franxmith@worldnet.att.net,   USA    West),
          Floyd/N5FG   (floydgee@datasync.com,    USA   East),    Toshi/JA1ELY
          (ja1ely@bb.mbn.or.jp, Japan), Mike/UA0MF  (ua0mf@mail.ru, Asia)  and
          Lee/ZL2AL (leejen@paradise.net.nz, Oceania). Further information  at
I      - Look for IQ3AZ/p  to be aired  from Pampagnola  Island (EU-130,  IIA
          GO-016) during the weekend. QSL via bureau or direct to IV3WMI.
J3     - Ann, WA1S will be active (on 10-160 metres CW and SSB) as J38AA from
          Grenada between 22 November until 1 December, including an entry  in
          the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL  via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
KP2    - Slavek, OK1TN will operate as KP2/OK1TN  from St. Thomas, US  Virgin
          Islands from 15 November to 13  December, including an entry in  the
          CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX OK1TN]
R1_ssh - Oleg, UA1PBA is preparing for the  upcoming Antarctic summer  season
          as R1ANF. He expects to arrive to Bellingshausen Base (WABA  UA-004)
          on King George Island,  South Shetlands (AN-010)  between 21 and  24
          November. The R1ANF team this season will include also  Slava/UA1PAI
          and Aleksei/UA1PAW. If  work allows they  will be  active also  from
          other locations. [TNX DL5EBE]
VP2V   - Maciek, WQ7X (ex SP8EST and SP5EST) will be active as VP2V/WQ7X from
          the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) until 24 November. QSL via  home
          call. [TNX SP5UAF]
YB     - Look for YC0IEM/7 to operate from Borneo (OC-088) until 20 November.
          QSL via IZ8CCW. [TNX IZ8CCW]
YI     - Darran, M1DAZ is on  active duty with  the British Forces  Broadcast
          Services in Iraq and has obtained official authority to operate with
          the callsign YI9DAZ. He should be  there for another week or so.  He
          prefers PSK31 not  to disturb  his room  mate. QSL  via M1DAZ.  [TNX
YU     - 4N25K is the  special callsign celebrating  the 25th anniversary  of
          the radio club "Novi Beograd", Radio-section Kozara. QSL via  YU1SB.
          [TNX 4N1DX]
ZD8    - Jim, N6TJ will operate again as  ZD8Z from Ascension Island from  21
          November to 2 December, including a  SOAB entry in the  CQ WW DX  CW
          Contest. QSL via VE3HO. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZK1    - Vlad, UA4WHX/AC4LN  was active  from  Penrhyn Atoll  (OC-082), North
          Cooks and is now expected to go to Mangaia (OC-159), South Cooks, on
          17 November. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

BQ9P VIDEO --->  A BQ9P video  showing the "major  challenges" the team  went
through just to air this rare entity is now available (DVD or VHS). The video
also shows  some of  the beauty  of the  island as  well as  some  historical
information. Please visit  http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage64.htm for  the
details. [TNX JI6KVR]

EUCW 160M CONTEST  ---> The third  edition of  the EUCW  160 Metres  Contest,
sponsored by  the Union  Francaise des  Telegraphistes  (http://www.uft.net),
will be held on the first weekend of January (from 20 to 23 UTC on 3  January
and  from  4  to  7  UTC  on  the  4th).  Complete  rules  are  available  at
http://perso.club-internet.fr/jacar/eucw_160m.html [TNX F5NQL]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Brendan McCartney, G4DYO (a former editor of the DX News
Sheet) has been  QRT for many  years, yet he  still receives  QSL cards  from
people who believe he is a QSL Manager. "Usually they are for D6  callsigns",
he says, "but today I received one for a D4 call. All of the stations must be
pirates because I have never heard of them and I am not a QSL Manager for any
station for many years".

OD5/I1HJT ---> Alfeo reports that his  September 2003 operation from  Lebanon
has been approved for DXCC credit.

QSL KL7Y ---> All known requests  for QSO confirmations  with KL7Y (SK)  have
been mailed. This  includes requests that  were sent to  KL7Y, direct or  via
bureau, or to other QSL managers, including W8LU. "I believe I have all  KL7Y
logs with the exception of his contest  logs prior to 1994", Ken, W8LU  says.
He will be happy to respond to any requests either direct or via the  bureau.

QSL NA-225 ---> Jim, K9PPY and Mike, K9AJ are currently answering the  direct
requests for their  K9PPY/VY0 and K9AJ/VY0  operation. QSL  requests via  the
bureau will be answered as they arrive. Those who are interested in receiving
a confirmation for  their 2004  IOTA Annual  Update, should  send their  card
direct for a quick response. [TNX K9PPY]

QSL OJ0LA ---> Bureau cards for the September 2003 operation from Market Reef
can be requested by e-mail to la9vda2003@yahoo.no [TNX LA9VDA]

QSL YC7SKM ---> Antonio, IZ8CCW reports that effective immediately he is  the
new QSL manager for YC7SKM (OC-088).

QSL YJ8MN ---> After working in Vanuatu for about three years, Masahiro Nada,
YJ8MN (JH3IIU) will leave that country and  go back to Japan on 21  November.
Do not use his Port Vila address any  longer, but send your cards to  JH3IIU,
direct or through the JARL bureau. [TNX YJ8MN/JH3IIU]

QSL VIA N6AWD ---> Fred, N6AWD says that the QSL cards for XF1K (NA-162)  and
V73T (OC-263) are presently at the printers and should be arriving by the end
of the month. Fred has over 1500 envelopes to process and he expects to  have
them all out before the end  of the year. Please be patient  and do not  send
second requests. [TNX Islands On The Web]

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

MOST WANTED SURVEY:  The 2004 edition of the  425DXN Survey will  concentrate
                      on  Europe.  Go  to  http://www.425dxn.org/surv_eu and
                      select the  European  entities  you  have  never  worked
                      and/or confirmed from  the list of  the top most  wanted
                      European DXCC Entities, as resulted from the 2003 global
DX SPOTS:            Rod Elliott,  VE3IRF has  been collecting  the DX  spots
                      from the  OH2AQ  Web Cluster  since  January  1997.  The
                      collection -  up  to October  2003  -  is  available  at
                      http://www.425dxn.org/dxspots/, as  well  the  software
                      that enables you to handle the files.
TS7N:                The web page  for the upcoming  TS7N operation from  the
                      Kerkennah  Islands   (AF-073)   [425DXN   641]   is   at

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/ON4LAC  ON4LAC      D90ID/2     HL2WP       T88DR       JF2SDR
3B8/ON5AX   ON5AX       EA6/HA5RT/p HA6NL       TA3DD       K3PD
3B8/PA0VHA  PA0VHA      EA8BVY      I5WEA       TA5FA       TA1KA
3B8/PA3BAG  PA0VHA      EA8BYR      WA1ECA      TM1NDL      F8CSD
3B9/PA0VHA  PA0VHA      ED1SML      EA1CP       TM2QM       F6KBG
3B9/PA3BAG  PA0VHA      EI2VNO      NN5O        TO0O        KC0W
3D2LL       JA2LLK      EN60UGL     UX7UN       TO6M        F6AUS
3D2VB       UA4WHX      EN60ULP     UT4UZA      TP6CE       F6FQK
3V8SM       DL1BDF      EN60UPS     UT4UWC      TR8CA       F6CBC
3W9HRN      DL1HRN      EN60UWO     UY2UA       TU2OJ       F5IPW
4D71HBC     DU1HBC      EN750WKD    UT7WZ       TY4JM       ON4JM
4K9W        DL6KVA      ET3BN       DL1JRC      UE9XWN      UA9XS
5H3AA       K6EID       EX8QB       IK2QPR      UN5A        DL8KAC
5H6BA       DL4MMT      G6PZ        M5AAV       UN9LV       RW6HS
5H6IZ       DL4MMT      HA645D      HA6ZQ       UU8AA       G3SWH
5H9IR       ZS6EZ       HC8/N1KO    W1ZS        UY2VM       DL6MHG
5U7B        I2YSB       HG3IPA      HA3JB       V26B        WT3Q
5V7BR       F5RUQ       HP100RCP    HP1RCP      V26EM       W2SN
5VZBB       W2FUI       HS0ZDZ      GM4FDM      V26G        N2ED
5W1SA       JH7OHF      HZ1AB       K8PYD       V26KEN      N2KEN
5X1X        K3JT        IR7LH       IK7JWX      V26OC       N3OC
6W/ON5TN    ON5TN       JT1FDD      RW6HS       V26R        KA2AEV
6Y5/4S7RO   GOIAS       KF0R/YU8    N2OW        V26U        W2UDT
8Q7JE       JA1KAW      KH6BK/AH8   VE3HO       V31LZ       LZ3RZ
9G5JH       PA0CJH      KK2H/KH2    JL1UXH      VK9CYL      VK3DYL
9K2MU       WA4JTK      LU3CU       LU4AA       VK9XG       W0YG
9M6A        N2OO        LU3XQ       WD9EWK      VQ9CJ       N5JED
9M6AAC      N2OO        LZ100JVA    LZ1PJ       VR2EH       RW6HS
9M6OO       N2OO        MB2HFC      G4BWP       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
9M6US       N2OO        MJ/PA3HHT   PA3HHT      XU7AJV      ON4AJV
9Q1MC       ON5SE       MU/PA3HHT   PA3HHT      XU7TZG      ON4AJV
9Y4/DL8DYL  DL8DYL      ON4PTC      ON7YB       YA1RS       ZL1RS
9Y4/DL9DRA  DL9DRA      PA3GIO/VP9  PA3GIO      YI9X        OM3JW
AP2ARS      JA1PBV      PJ2/PG5M    PG5M        YL85GN      YL2GN
CD1C        CE1VLY      PJ7/VA3RA/m VE3IKV      YL85UZ      YL2UZ
CO3JN       IZ8EBI      R1ANB       RU1ZC       YL85XN      YL1XN
D2BB        W3HNK       R3ARS/3     RA3AKF      YQ0IPA      YO3AS
D2CR        RK3BR       RK3DZJ/3    RA3DEJ      ZA1A        OH2BH
D2PFN       KK5DO       S9SS        N4JR        ZK1/AC4LN   UA4WHX
D2U         CT1BFL      T20VB       UA4WHX      ZV6AA       PY6AA

(*) CQWW SSB 2003

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

EA1CP   P.O. Box 474, 33400 Aviles, Spain
HA3JB   Gabor Kutasi, P.O.Box 243, H-8601 Siofok, Hungary
JA1KAW  Katsuhisa Kurose, 1864-6 Yamamiya Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-0075 Japan
JL1UXH  Setsu Yoshimura, 6-13-14 Minami-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
         140-0004, Japan
LZ3RZ   Vasco Gechev, P.O. Box 1, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
M5AAV   Graham Ridgeway, 37 Highfield Gardens, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3SN,
NN5O    James Carmody, 15910 Congo Lane, Jersey Village, TX 77040, USA
PA3GIO  Bert vd Berg, Parklaan 38, NL-3931 KK Woudenberg, The Netherlands
PG5M    Gerben A. Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, The Netherlands
RK3BR   Vladimir Eremeev, P.O. Box 26, Moscow, Russia
SP9FIH  Janusz Wegrzyn, P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
VK3DYL  Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Court, Mt. Waverley, Victoria, 3149 Australia
VK4FW   Bill Horner, P.O. Box 513, Nambour 4560, Australia
W8LBZ   Sandusky Radio Experimental League, 2909 West Perkins Ave., Sandusky,
         Ohio 44870, USA

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