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                              425 DX News #658
                              13 December 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
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The 425  DX  News  monthly  edition  (November  issue),  edited  by  Maurizio
Bertolino  (I1-21171/IZ1CRR)  is  now  available   for  either  reading   and
downloading at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/

4W     - Michal, OM2AQ will  be active  as 4W2AQ  from Timor  Leste until  18
          December. Look for him around 9  UTC on 28480 kHz  and bear in  mind
          that he has no experience with DX operating. [TNX OM3JW]
9L     - Massimo,  9L1MS   reports  that,   weather  and   local   conditions
          permitting, he will  operate from  Banana Island  (AF-037) on  13-14
          December. He will use 100 watts, a battery and a windom antenna.
A5     - Dane, S57CQ (former  YI/S57CQ and YI9T)  expects to go  on a  3-week
          mission to Bhutan between 18 and  22 December. He plans to spend  as
          much of his  spare time as  possible on the  amateur radio bands  as
          A52CQ. QSL via  S57DX (Slavko Celarc,  Ob Igriscu  8, 1360  Vrhnika,
          Slovenia). [TNX S57DX]
CE     - Marco, CE6TBN (http://www.mdxc.org/ce6tbn/tour2004/)  expects to  be
          active (on 10, 12, 15, 17,  20 and 40 metres  SSB) as CE6TBN/8  from
          Riesco Island  (SA-091,  DICE ICE-804)  on  12-15 January  and  from
          Wellington Island (SA-032, DICE ICE-802) on  17-20 January. QSL  via
DL     - Look for Jo, DL1AB/p  to be active  (on 40 and  80 metres SSB)  from
          Baltrum Island (EU-047, N-06 for the  German Islands Award) from  25
          December to 2  January. QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
FR/E   - The station signing TO4E on 40 metres CW from 21.15 UTC to 23.53 UTC
          on 28 November  was a pirate.  Through 10 December  TO4E had  logged
          21851  QSOs  (3264/10m,  2239/12m,  6584/15m,  3203/17m,   2847/20m,
          1825/30m, 1412/40m,  351/80m  and 126/160m;  50%  CW, 39%  SSB,  11%
          RTTY), plus 4108 QSOs made by TO4WW during the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.
          The operators  will continue  to pay  special attention  to the  low
          bands (especially to 160m with a  dedicated station) SSB and CW  and
          will try to keep at least one  station up and running until the  end
          of  the  operation.   Latest  information  will   be  available   at
          http://europa2003.free.fr/ [TNX La Gazette du DX]
HA     - Tibor, HG4I will  be using special  "Happy New  Year 2004"  callsign
          HG04HNY until 12 January. Activity will  be on all bands and  modes,
          and he  will  try to  take  part in  various  HF contests  as  well.
          Contacts will count as a separate multiplier for the HA-HNY Activity
          Contest (rules at http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/). QSL direct only  to
          HG4I (Tibor Szabo, Budai u. 6., H-2465 Rackeresztur, Hungary).
HI     - Hiro, JA6WFM will be working in the Dominican Republic for the  next
          year and has  been authorized to  operate as  JA6WFM/HI8. QSL  route
          TBA. [TNX JI6KVR]
I      - Starting on 15 December IZ8CCW, IZ8EPX, IZ8ESZ, IZ8FWN and  possibly
          others will be active  from a few  Calabria region islands.  Further
          information will be available at http://www.mdxc.org [TNX IZ8CCW]
PA     - A group of  operators from  the Belgian  Radio Club  Leuven will  be
          regularly active from Bruinisse on Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146) until
          29 November 2004. Look for  PA/ON6UM, PA/ON4LO, PA/ON4LN,  PA/ON4BAG
          on SSB, with some CW and digital modes as well. QSL via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX ON6UM]
TA     - Martin, PA4WM (http://www.qsl.net/pa4wm) will be  in Turkey for  six
          months, on a four week  rotation schedule. He  operates SSB, CW  and
          RTTY as TA1/PA4WM with 100 watts into a g5rv. Despite the high level
          of QRM from a nearby industrial plant on the low bands, he plans  to
          to upgrade his antennas  with a vertical  and receiving antenna  for
          160 and 80 soon. QSL via home call. [TNX PA4WM]
VK     - David/VK4GL and Peter/VK4APG might operate as VK4GL/P from Cato Reef
          (OC-265, activated a few  days ago by  VK4WWI/P) on 14-17  December.
          Theirs will be a low profile operation on 20 metres SSB, and fishing
          may take precedence. QSL via VK4APG. [TNX VK4APG]

*  Filippo, IK0AIH is currently  active as IA0PS  from the Italian  Antarctic
    Station "Baia Terra  Nova" at Terra  Nova Bay, Victoria  Land. He will  be
    there until 28 February 2004 and usually can  be found on 14185 kHz. On  2
    January he will  take a side  trip to Concordia  Station at  Dome C  (East
    Antarctic Plateau), but for the time being he does not expect to have  any
    amateur radio equipment with him. [TNX IK0AIH]
*  VK0DX  is  currently  active  from the Australian Station "Davis"  (Ingrid
    Christensen Coast, Antarctica).
*  Alan, 9V1DX  (of  VK0LD/VK0MM Macquarie  Island  1999/2000 fame)  will  be
    active from  a  temporary base  camp  in the  Ellsworth  Mountains,  while
    supporting a team  of scientists and  mountainteers climbing Mount  Vinson
    (5140 metres a.s.l., the highest elevation in Antarctica). He will be from
    around 15  December to  around 10  January. He  will  use VP8PJ  (his  old
    callsign) exclusively on PSK-31 and 9V0A (special call) on CW and SSB. QSL
    route TBA.  For more  details,  please visit  http://www.sarts.org.sg  and
    http://www.geocities.com/vk0ld/2003.html [TNX 9V1DX]
*  Mike, GM0HCQ will be operating again as VP8CMH/MM from onboard the British
    Antarctic Survey ship  "RRS James Clark  Ross" and, all  being well,  from
    South Georgia (VP8SGK) and possibly from  Signy Island (South Orkneys)  as
    well. Full information will be  available at http://www.gm0hcq.com  before
    he departs on  20 January 2004  and a regular  update should be  available
    whilst he is away. [TNX GM0HCQ]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane, YT1AD (3D2AD)  and Boban, YZ1AU (3D2YU) were  active
from the Fiji Islands for  a few days  before going and  operate as T30M  and
T30Z from West Kiribati. Reportedly, they  expect to be back  to 3D2 for  the
ARRL 10 Meter Contest this weekend. Neither RTTY nor 160 metres will be  used
during this trip. QSL via home calls. [TNX VE3EXY]

PACIFIC TOUR  ---> Sara,  HA9SD and  Eli, HA9RE  will be  active from  Tuvalu
(OC-015) on 1-18 January (callsign TBA) and from Tonga (OC-049) as A35RE from
20 January to 4 February. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 80, 40, 30,  20,
15 and 10 metres with two stations. QSL direct only via HA8IB ("against 2 new
IRCs or 2 US$"). [TNX HA8IB]

ARRL 10-Meter  Contest  (13-14 December)  --->  The following  stations  have
announced their participation in this year's event:
* Shota, 4L6AM as Single Operator SSB. QSL via www.qrz.com
* Siso, HK3SGP (9H3GP) and other five operators from Malta as 9H9H.
* FY5FY as FY5KE (Single Operator SSB HP).
* Alan, VK8AV as VI8NT (CW only). QSL via VK6NE.
* K6LA as VY2TT (Single Operator HP Mixed) from Prince Edward Island. QSL via
* WP4DX, NP4CQ, KP4SQ, NP4BV and others as WP4DX (M/S) from Puerto Rico.  QSL
   via WP4F.
* Geoff, ZC4CW as ZC4T (Single Operator  High Power, Mixed Mode) from the  UK
   SBA on Cyprus. QSL via G3AB.
* Brazilian Scout Association Baependi (PY3UEB) as ZX3S. QSL via qrz.com

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

CAROLINA DX  ASSOCIATION --->  At its  Annual  Meeting/Christmas Party  on  6
December, the  Carolina  DX Association  (http://www.cdxa.org/)  elected  the
following  officers   for  2004:   Ted  Goldthorpe/W4VHF   (President),   Tom
Wright/N4HN (Vice  President), Jim  Miller/K4SQR (Secretary/Treasurer),  John
Scott/K8YC (Editor), Joe  Simpkins/K4MD (Cluster  Manager), Paul  Sturpe/W3GQ
(Associate Cluster Manager), Wayne Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]

IR7LH --->  The latest  activities were  from the  lighthouses at  Punta  San
Cataldo (WAIL PU-007, ARLHS  ITA-142) on 1,  15 & 21  November, and at  Torre
Sant'Andrea (WAIL PU-006 and ARLHS ITA-170) on 6 December. QSL via IK7JWX.

PIRATE ---> Alex  Skouridin, RW3AZ reports  that he  has been  pirated on  15
metres. He is currently active on VHF/UHF only. A listing of pirate  stations
is maintained by Alberto, IT9MRM at http://www.mondoradiomania.tk

QSL MANAGER  OFFERED  ---> Anatoly  Kopa,  US7IID is  willing  to  offer  his
services as  a  QSL Manager  for  someone in  need.  Please  contact  him  at
us7iid@mail.ru or P.O.Box 14, Kramatorsk, 84322, Ukraine.

QSL ZC4CW ---> Please  note  that  this  callsign  has been reissued recently
[425DXN 641]  and  the  QSL  route is via G3AB.  Its former holder (G4JFI) is
receiving  direct cards  for recent  QSOs; he  operated  in  the  1980s  from
Dhekelia and can only answer cards for that time.

QSL VIA RW3RN ---> Alex, RW3RN (http://www.tmb.ru/~i011f/service.html) is the
new QSL manager for the July  2000 R3ARC/1 and R1NWS operations from  EU-147.
He has  already received  logs and  QSL cards  (direct and  bureau) from  the
former QSL manager (UA3BZ).

QSL VIA  SP6GVU --->  Andy, SP6GVU  is the  QSL  manager for  DU1/SQ9BOP  and
CE0Y/SQ9BOP (not for CE0Y/SP9EVP and CE0Y/SP9PT!).  Cards can be sent  either
direct (Andrzej Kaleta, P.O. Box  498, 50-950 Wroclaw  2, Poland) or  through
the bureau. [TNX SP6GVU]

QSL VIA VA7DX ---> Neil VA7DX reports that the direct cards received for  his
7P8NK and 3DA0WC operations are all up to  date and have been sent by  return
mail. All remaining cards will be sent out via the bureau in January.

QSL VIA VK9NS ---> Jim, VK9NS reports that some 70% of his incoming QSL  mail
has insufficient postage for the rest of the world outside Asia and  Oceania.
Whereas one valid IRC will still  cover air mail postage,  one US dollar  has
been no longer enough for return postage for most of this year. Jim has tried
to keep mail  moving by either  paying the extra  out of his  own pocket  and
clearing many cards by bulk mailing to Larry, AH8LG. However, this  "catch-22
situation has to stop". In future Jim "will clear all cards with insufficient
postage, no SAE and so  on via the  bureau system. For  example my son  Bruce
will be here in February and  I will clear everything 'on  hand' to the  RSGB
Outgoing QSL bureau, he will take them back to the UK. Similarly I will  hand
carry any further cards to the RSGB system  when I return on vacation to  the
UK later in the year. That will take care of things for the next six months".
As for the endless  multi Band/Mode and  Multi log QSL  routines, Jim is  not
suggesting that he needs a separate card for  each QSO, but "there has to  be
just a moment of thought and consideration".

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

CQ LOG: Oleg N.  Silkin, RA3DCT  has just  released the  new version  of  his
         shareware logging software, "CQ Log".  He is also  the author of  "CQ
         Callbook". For further information please visit http://www.cqlog.com/
         or e-mail Oleg at ra3dct@cqlog.com
LOGS:   Online   logs   for    3G2D   (SA-086)   are    now   available    at
         http://www.mdxc.org/logsearch1.asp [TNX CE6TBN]
LOGS:   Online  logs   for   JY8YB,  JY9QJ   and   JY8B  are   available   at
V8AQZ:  The web page  for Flo,  V8AQZ is  at http://www.mdxc.org/v8aqz/  [TNX

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2AD       YT1AD       CW4A        EA5KB       PJ5NA       K1NA
3D2ME       7N1RTO      CX1JJ       EA5KB       PJ7/N7DD    W7RJ
3D2YU       YZ1AU       CX9AU       KA5TUF      PJ7D        W7RJ
4A1AC       XE1BEF      D2PFN       KK5DO       PT2ZAW      OK1FWQ
4D71/N0NM   W4DR        D44TD       CT1EKF      PT5A        VE3HO
4J4K        4K9C        D4B         K1BV        RS0F        W3HNK
4L1UN       TA9I        D88DX       DS3FGV      S9SS        N4JR
4L8A        OZ1HPS      DA0BCC      DJ9MH       SU9BN       EA7FTR
4S7RO/6Y5   G0IAS       DL0OV       DJ2VO       SU9NC       OM2SA
4W2AQ       OM2AQ       DS0DX       HL1XP       SX8E        SV1EQU
4X6FR       4X6OM       E20HHK      E21EIC      T30M        YT1AD
5R8GT       DK8ZD       EA8/OH4NL   OH2BYS      T30Z        YZ1AU
5T5AFF      JA1AFF      ED3JSN      EA3GFP      T32WW       N0KV
5T5CPS      JA1CPS      ED4EA       EA4FAS      TA3/DK3KD   DL5JQ
5T5GDR      JR1GDR      ED8LGP      EA8RCP      TG0AA       TG9AXF
5T5RQ       JA6RQ       EM0U        UT3UZ       TI5/OK1DTP  OK1TD
5T5TY       JA1TY       EN1U        UX1UA       TI5N        W3HNK
5U5Z        G3SXW       EY8MM       K1BV        TI7/N1KO    W1ZS
5U7B        I2YSB       FO/AC4LN    UA4WHX      TK9A        S51TA
5U7LF       KY7M        FO/AC4LN/M  UA4WHX      TM0TLT      F6JOB
5U7MF       KC7V        FS/N7DD     W7RJ        TM5CW       F5SJB
5U7VT       K5VT        FS5UQ       W7RJ (e)    TM6X        F5VHY
5U7WP       G4BWP       GJ2A        GJ3DVC      TM7W        F8BBL
5VZBB       W2FUI       GM5A        GM0RLZ      TM9TLT      F6KUC
5X1X        K3JT        GZ7V        M0CMK       TO4E        F5OGL
6K0HG       DS2CYI      HC8N        W5UE        TO4WW       F5OGL
6Y0A        WA4WTG      HF2MSM      SP2PI       TO6M        F6AUS
6Y6X        KN5H        HJ0KPG      EA5KB       TS7N        DL9USA
6Y8A        WA4WTG      HL0KSJ      DS4CNB      TT8FC       EA4AHK
6Y9A        WA4WTG      HP3XBH      W4WX        TT8XZ       N5XZ
7S2E        SM2DMU      HS0/VK3DXI  DL4DBR      TY4JM       ON4JM
7X2ARA      DF4SA (a)   HS4BPQ/9    E21EIC      UU8AA       G3SWH
8P5A        NN1N        HV0A        IK0FVC      UV7M        US5MTJ
8P9AP       K2WE        HZ1AB       K8PYD       UY2VM       DL6MHG
8Q7KO       HB9KOF      II1H        I1HJT       V26DX       KU9C
8R1P        LA4P        IO4T        IK4XCL      V26K        AA3B
9A5PC       NF4A        IR4T        IK4IEE      V31LZ       LZ3RZ
9A5PN       N4PN        IR7LH       IK7JWX      V47KP       K2SB
9G5ZZ       DL1CW       IR9T        IT9GSF      V47UY       KJ4UY
9H3CL       DJ5CL       IU1A        IK1SPR      V73MJ       JF1NZW
9H3RR       DJ5CL       J20DA       DJ6SI       V8AQZ       IZ8CCW
9H3VE       DL2DVE      J38AA       WA1S        VK2IAY/4    G0UIH
9H3WW       DJ5CL       J41KID      SV1CEI      VK4WWI/9    PA3EXX
9H3YA       DJ5CL       J43J        DJ5JH       VK6AA       DL8YR
9L1DX       EA4CEN      J88DR       G3TBK       VK9CJ       JA1KJW
9M0SEA      E21EIC      J8DX        W8QID       VK9CV       JA1KJW
9M4JB       E21EIC      JW2PC       LA2PC       VP5X        OH3RB
9N7WE       SP9FIH      JW7VK       LA7VK       VP9I        KQ1F
9Y4/DJ7ZG   DL7AFS      JY8B        DL5MBY      WP2Z        KU9C
9Y4/DL7AFS  DL7AFS      JY8YB       DL5MBY      WP4DX       WP4F
9Y4ZC       DL1HCM (b)  K9C         AB9DU       XT2MF       KC7V
A61AR       UA6MF       KP2/N4EXA   DJ2MX       XT2VT       K5VT
AH2R        JH7QXJ      KP3Z        WC4E        XU7ACB      N2FF
AM25CE      EA7URM      LN8W        LA9VDA      XU7ACZ      OM3TZZ
AM4BA       EA4URE      LU2XX       LU1XS       XU7ADA      OM3DA
AP2ARS      JA1PBV (c)  LU3DFJ      EA5KB       XU7ADB      OM3TA
AP2AUM      9A4NA (d)   LU5FF       EA7JX       XV2NA       JE7IDA
AY8XW       WD9EWK      LU8XW       WD9EWK      XV2PO       N5PO
B4RF        BA4RF       LX/G3VQO    G3VQO       YA0J        JG1OWV
B4TB        BA4TB       LX7I        LX2AJ       YA1BV       JA1PBV
BW3/JD1BKQ  JR3PZW      LY7A        LY2ZO       YB0ECT      K5ZE
C4M         RW3RN       LY7Z        LY2CY       YI9XXX      W0XXX
CM8WAL      EA5KB       LY9Y        LY2CY       YT9X        YU1ZZ
CN2R        W7EJ        N2TA        NP3D (f)    Z31GX       DJ0LZ
CN8YZ       EA7FTR      NP4Z        WC4E        ZA1UT       OH2BH
CO8LY       EA7ADH      OH0Z        OH5DX       ZC4CW       G3AB
CO8TW       IZ8CCW      P40E        W3HNK       ZC4T        G3AB
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       P40R        NK4U        ZD8Z        VE3HO
CQ0T        CT1ILT      P40TA       WM6A        ZF1A        W5ASP
CT3/OL8R    OK1FCJ      PJ2/W9AEB   WF9V        ZF2AH       W6VNR
CT9L        DJ6QT       PJ2/WG9J    WF9V        ZF2TM       N3ME
CU2F        SM4DHF      PJ2/WW9WW   WF9V        ZS6FJM      CT1ABE
CV0OEA      EA5KB       PJ2T        N9AG        ZW0S        PS7JN

(a) 24-30 november 2003         (d) CQ WW DX CW 2003
(b) CQ WW DX CW 2003            (e) CQ WW DX CW 2003
(c) CQ WW DX CW 2003            (f) CQ WW DX CW 2003

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

3B9FR   Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Citronelle, Rodriguez Island, Republic
         of Mauritius, Indian Ocean
4W3CW   Peter McKay, UNMISET, P.O. Box 2436, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia
9A1A    Croatian DX Club, P.O. Box 108, Zagreb 10001, Croatia
9J2KC   Dr. Hisashi Hayashi, School of Built Environment, Copperbelt
         University, P.O. Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia
BA4TB   D.S. Yu, 40-501 Xicheng-sancun, Wuxi 214041, China
DF4SA   Cornelius Paul, Adelberger Weg 3, D-73104 Breech, Germany
DS2CYI  Kwon Dae-Geun, P.O. Box 67, Suwon, Gyeonggi 440-600, Korea
F5OGL   Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7, 53320 Loiron, France
IT9MRM  Alberto Mattei, Via Enrico Millo 20, 96011 Augusta - SR, Italy
JI1ETU  Masaru Funakubo, 2-10-11 Tsujidou-Motomachi, Fujiwara, Kanagawa,
         251-0043 Japan
MD0BXX  David Walton, Kissonerga Sea View C003, No3, Yianni, Irodotou Street,
         8574 Kissonerga, Cyprus
PA3EXX  Johan Willemsen, Belmolendijk 12, 1693 DJ Wervershoof, The
PS7JN   Joaquim das Virgens Neto, Rua Carlos Serrano 1969, 59076-740 Natal
         RN, Brazil
RW3RN   Alex Kuznetsov, P.O. Box 57, Tambov-23, 392023 Russia
T93Y    Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, Sarajevo BA-71000, Bosnia and
TA2IJ   P.O. Box 82, Kiziltoprak 81031, Istanbul, Turkey
TG9AXF  Edgar Morales, P.O. Box 57, Mixco 01957, Guatemala

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