425 DX News issue #655

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                              425 DX News #655
                              22 November 2003
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3X       - Vlad, UR5WCW reports that  Leo, 3XY1L plans  to operate as  3XY1L/p
           from Rooma  Island (AF-051)  on 30  November. Look  for him  on  10
           metres between 11 and 16 UTC.
4U_un    - Ray/W2RE, Frank/W2IX and Seppo/OH1VR will participate in the CQ  WW
           DX CW Contest from the United Nations HQ station (4U1UN). They will
           be active on  10-80 metres for  about 10-12 hours  on 29  November.
           [TNX QRZ-DX]
5B       - Sergey, RN3QO will be active as 5B4/RN3QO from Cyprus (AS-004) from
           22 November to 3 December. QSL via RN3QO (requests for bureau cards
           are welcome at rn3qo@contest.ru). [TNX RN3QO]
6Y       - N6BT, WA6O  and  K2KW will  be  active as  homecall/6Y5  (QSLs  via
           WA4WTG) from Jamaica (NA-097) from 23 November to 1 December.  They
           will participate in the CQ WW CW DX Contest as 6Y0A, 6Y8A and  6Y4A
           (SOSB QRP  or  LP,  bands will  depend  on  propagation,  QSLs  via
           WA4WTG). [TNX The Daily DX]
9M       - Special event station 9M4SEA  (QSL via E21EIC)  will be aired  from
           Johor Bahru,  West Malaysia  on 27-30  November during  the  SEANET
           Convention (http://www.seanet2003.com/).  Look for  9M4JB (QSL  via
           E21EIC) to be used by HS0ZDZ,  E21EIC, 9M2/G3TMA, VK8AV, 9V1UV  and
           possibly others during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. [TNX NG3K]
9N       - 9N7WE is the callsign issued to Janusz, SP9FIH, who will remain  in
           Kathmandu until 6 December [425DXN 653]. He is active on +/-  7073,
           7056, 14195, 18145 and 21295 kHz.  Janusz says he will look for  US
           stations on 20m at 12-14 UTC  and on 40m  around 13 UTC;  Europeans
           who need a 40m QSO should look for him at 22-00 UTC. QSL via SP9FIH
           (Janusz Wegrzyn,  P.O.  Box  480,  44-100  Gliwice,  Poland).  [TNX
9Y      - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG are active (on 80-6 metres mainly  SSB,
           RTTY and  PSK) as  9Y4/DL7AFS and  9Y4/DJ7ZG from  Tobago  (SA-009)
           until 6 December.  QSL via  DL7AFS, either  direct (Baerbel  Linge,
           Eichwaldstrasse 86,  D-34123  Kassel,  Germany)  or  via  the  DARC
           Bureau.  Their  web  site   is  at  http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs.   In
           February-March 2004 they will operate from Norfolk (VK9N) and  Lord
           Howe (VK9L), details will follow. [TNX DL2FAG]
CT3      - Ken, W8LU will operate as CT3/W8LU  from Santana on Madeira  Island
           (AF-014) from 25 November  through 2 December.  QSL via home  call.
           [TNX W8LU]
CU       - Goran, SM4DHF will participate in the  CQ WW DX CW Contest as  CU2F
           (SOSB 20m  LP) from  the  QTH of  CU2YK.  Expect some  activity  as
           CU2/SM4DHF around the contest weekend as CU2/SM4DHF. QSL via SM4DHF
           (logs will also be uploaded on LoTW). [TNX SM4DHF]
DU      - Look for Jon, DU9/N0NM to operate (on 10-80 metres CW) as 4D71/N0NM
           from Samal Island (OC-235) on 28-30  November, CQ WW DX CW  Contest
           included. QSL via W4DR. [TNX The Daily DX]
FM      - Boris,  T93Y  will  be  active  as  FM/T93Y  from  FM5BH's  QTH  on
           Martinique (NA-107) from 25 November to  2 December. His main  goal
           is participating in the CQ WW  DX CW Contest (SOAB LP); before  and
           after the contest he will operate CW  and SSB on the WARC bands  as
           well as RTTY  on the  usual frequencies.  QSL via  T93Y, direct  or
           bureau. More  information  about this  operation  is  available  at
           http://www.t93y.com/fm2003 [TNX T93Y]
HI       - Hiro, JA6WFH will be working in the Dominican Republic for the next
           year. Requested call is HI8J and  he hopes to  be QRV between  late
           November and early December. [TNX JI6KVR]
           6K5TET will be active as D88DX from Chebu Island (AS-105) on  28-30
           November, CQ WW DX CW Contest included. They will operate on  80-10
           metres CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL  via DS3FGV. For further  information
           please visit http://www.59dx.com/iota2003/index2.htm [TNX DS5EVU]
JW      - Erling, LA5RIA (http://www.qsl.net/la5ria) will be active as JW5RIA
           from Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard from the end of November  until
           June 2004. He  will operate  on 160-6  metres CW,  SSB and  digital
           modes. QSL preferably via bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
KC4_ant  - Bert, WA1O  is taking  part in  an effort  to pioneer  a 1000  mile
           overland route  from McMurdo  Station (Ross  Island) to  the  South
           Pole. Operations are expected to take  place until 25 January  2004
           and Bert should be active as  KC4/WA1O in his  spare time. QSL  via
           KA1CRP, direct or bureau. [TNX WA1O]
KH5      - Kimo/KH7U and Pat/NH6UY  have been  on Palmyra  since 19  November.
           They have a  busy working schedule  and can  operate amateur  radio
           only during their spare time, typically between 3 and 17 UTC.  They
           expected to be  active on 80-10  metres SSB and  RTTY with some  CW
           until   24   November.   The   pilot   station   is   Walt,   AH6OZ
           (walt@hawaii.rr.com). QSL  via  KH7U  direct  or  through  the  KH6
           bureau. [TNX QRZ-DX]
KP2      - John, K3TEJ and Darrell, AB2E will  participate in the CQ WW DX  CW
           Contest as  WP2Z  (Multi-Two, QSL  via  KU9C) from  the  US  Virgin
           Islands (NA-106). Look for  activity on the  WARC bands before  the
           contest and  on  160 metres  after  the contest  by  KP2/K3TEJ  and
           KP2/AB2E (QSL via home calls). [TNX NG3K]
KP2      - Curt, W3HQ (fclambert@infonale.com) will  operate as W3HQ/KP2  from
           the US Virgin Islands on 3-11  December. He will  be active on  40,
           30, 20  and  15 metres  CW  QRP and  will  welcome  skeds  with  DX
           stations, especially  from  Asia and  Oceania.  QSL via  home  call
           through the W3 bureau. [TNX NG3K]
KP2      - Mark, K4MCE and Dave, N4KZ will  operate special event station  N4Z
           from St.  Croix,  US Virgin  Islands  from 30  December  through  5
           January. They will be active on  160-6 metres SSB  and CW. QSL  via
           N4KZ. [TNX N4KZ]
OH       - Santa Claus  Land (OH9SCL)  will be  again  active from  the  Artic
           circle btween 17 and 21 December. Look for activity on 10-80 metres
           CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. The operators will be OH2BH, OH2NWG,
           OH3BHL, OH9KL, OH9MDV, OH9MM, OH9RJ and OH9VC. QSL via OH9UV.  [TNX
P4       - Kay/K6KO and Ken/K6TA will  be active from  Aruba (SA-036) as  P40K
           and P40TA respectively from  26 November to  17 December. Look  for
           P40TA to  participate in  the CQ  WW  CW DX  and  the ARRL  160  CW
           Contests, and  for  P40K in  the  ARRL 10  Meter  Contest.  Outside
           contests they will concentrate on 12, 17 and 30 metres and on RTTY.
           QSLs via WM6A. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ4      - Peter, PA3CNX will be active as  PJ4/PA3CNX from Bonaire  (SA-006),
           Netherlands Antilles  from  20  November  until  15  December.  His
           preferred frequencies are  3790, 7070, 14210  (14328 kHz for  Dutch
           skeds), 28440 and 29580 (FM) kHz. When the band is open, he will be
           on 50110 kHz. QSL via PA3CNX, direct or bureau. [TNX PA3CNX]
T32      - Look for T32MP (QSL via N0KV), T32WW (QSL via N0KV), T32KV (QSL via
           N0KV), T32N (QSL via KE4RHU), T32TF (QSL via KT0F), T32YL (QSL  via
           N0WBV), T32ZA (QSL via W0ZA) and T32ZM (QSL via N0ZM) to be  active
           (on 10-160 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK) from East Kiribati from 24
           November to 7 December, including a multi-two entry in the CQ WW DX
           CW Contest as T32WW. They will have three stations with  amplifiers
           and a wide range of antennas. [TNX The Daily DX]
V2       - Paul/WY7I and Steve/K7LXC will be active from Antigua (NA-100) from
           28 November to 1 December, including a Multi-Single entry in the CQ
           WW DX CW  Contest as V26DX.  They will  operate CW  only on  10-160
           metres, but due to the poor propagation forecast, they expect to be
           spending most of their time on 160, 80 and 40 metres. QSL via KU9C.
           [TNX NG3K and WY7I]
VE       - Linda/VE9GLF and Len/VE9MY  will be on  the island of  Newfoundland
           (NA-027) from 22 November to 1  December. During the weekends  they
           will try  to  go and  operate  mobile from  several  other  islands
           (NA-027, but NA-198 is also possible).  QSL via home calls,  direct
           or bureau. [TNX VE9MY]
VE       - Look for Andrew, VE8AE/VY0 to be active for the next two weeks from
           Baffin Island (NA-047, Zone 2). QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
V8      - Flo, V8AQZ will be active from Brunei for another week or so.
           QSL via IZ8CCW.
VK      - Trevor, VK7TS will operate as VK7TS/P from Bruny Island (OC-233) on
           21-23 November. Look for activity on 10, 15 and 20 metres SSB,  CW,
           PSK31, RTTY and  SSTV. QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
VK      - Steve, G0UIH/VK2IAY reports that the trip to Moreton Island [425DXN
           619] has been  cancelled, but an  activity from  Lamb Island  (also
           OC-137) has been scheduled on 16-18 December. Operation will be  on
           20, 17 and 15 metres SSB only (check out +/- 14260, 18145 and 21260
           kHz). QSL via G0UIH  either direct or  through the bureau.  Further
           infomation   can    be   found    at   http://www.percy.me.uk    or
           http://www.rsgbiota.org/ [TNX G0UIH]
W       - Andrei, NP3D reports he will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest
           from Long Beach Island (NA-111). QSL direct or via W3HNK.
XV       - Lee, N5PO will  be active as  XV2PO from Vietnam  from 25  November
           through 3 December. He will operate on 10, 15, 20 and 40 metres CW,
           and will participate  in the CQ  WW DX  CW Contest.  QSL via  N5PO,
           direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
YV0      - The  Radio  Club  Venezolano  (YV5AJ)   will  celebrate  its   70th
           anniversary in 2004 and  has announced plans  to operate from  Aves
           Island (NA-020) in early 2004. This should be an all-band  all-mode
           operation and  the licence  has been  already issued.  Details  are
           expected   in   due   course.   Inquiries   should   be   sent   to
           yv5aj-rcv@cantv.net. [TNX YV5AJ]

ISS COMMEMORATIVE EVENT  ---> The Amateur  Radio on  the International  Space
Station (http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov/)  international  team has  announced  an
on-the-air event to commemorate Roy Neal, K6DUE, who died on 16 August  2003.
A noted NBC  news correspondent,  producer and  executive, Roy  Neal had  the
vision to  make  Amateur  Radio a  permanent  feature  on  human  spaceflight
missions. The  ISS Commemorative  Event will  take place  on 29-30  November.
Those contacting the ISS by voice (NA1SS) or packet (RS0ISS) through the  end
of December will  be eligible for  a special  anniversary event  certificate.

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

DXCC NEWS  --->  The recent  3C0V  operation from  Annobon  Island  has  been
approved for DXCC credit.

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Henryk, SQ1GYH is still receiving cards for T99C, but he
is not the QSL manager for this station. [TNX SQ1EUG]

YI9T & YI/S57CQ ---> Dane, S57CQ has  left Iraq and expects to go  "somewhere
in Africa" next  month. Both YI9T  and YI/S57CQ have  been approved for  DXCC
credit. QSL via S57DX (Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika,  Slovenia).

QSL D2EB & D3SAF ---> Carlo, IZ3ETU reports that the backlog has been cleared
and all the oustanding requests have  been processed and sent out.  Inquiries
can be sent to iz3etu@libero.it

QSL ZA3/IZ2DPX --->  Giovanni, IZ2DPX  (http://www.qsl.net/ik2duw/iz2dpx.asp)
reports that all of the direct cards have been processed and mailed.

QSLs received  direct: 3B9FR,  3C1GS (AF-010),  3G1P (SA-085),  3XY1L,  4T4V,
4U1ITU, 5B4/RK9CWA, 5N6EAM, P40A (SA-036), 5V7VJ, 5X2A, 5Z4FM, 6Y5IC,  7P8NK,
8A3M (OC-250), 9H1EL, 9J2KC, 9L1AB, 9L1JT, 9M2TO, 9N7YJ, 9U5D, A61AJ,  C56JJ,
GU7X, H74C (NA-013), HG1S, HK0/W9AAZ, HK3JJH (SA-082), HU1M/3 (NA-190), HV0A,
HZ1AB, J6/SM5BOQ, JR8XXQ/JD1,  JY8FX, K9PPY/VY0  (NA-225), KB5GL/5  (NA-089),
KC4/N2TA (AN-016), KM9D/KH8, LY7A, MD4K, NP3A, OA4WW, RW1AI/ant, S9SS,  T31MY
(OC-043), T77C,  T97M, TI5/N0KE,  TO2FG, TP6CE,  TU2XZ, TX0AT,  TZ6L,  UA0AZ,
UA0FF, UE0XYZ  (AS-091),  UE1RRC/1  (EU-119),  V26B  (NA-100),  V51AS,  V63CP
(OC-010), V63TXF, VK9CV,  VK9ML, VK9XAB, VP2MNS,  VP2VE, VP5/AH6HY  (NA-003),
VQ9LA, VY0/K9AJ  (NA-007),  W5BOS/AL5  (NA-121),  W6BK/KL7  (NA-039),  XW1IC,
YB8NA/P (OC-213),  YB9NA (OC-146),  YE5A (OC-262),  YI/KV4EB, YS/YN4SU,  YW8D
(SA-063), ZA3/IK2DUW, ZB2FK, ZC4DW, ZC4RAF, ZF2AH, ZK2MO, ZW8M (SA-042).

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