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                              425 DX News #665
                              31 January 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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            Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
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                          >>> 425 DX NEWS TROPHY <<<

The 425DXN survey  for the best  DXpedition in 2003  (to be  chosen among  14
selected operations) has now reached the 1000th vote mark and will be up  and
running at http://www.425dxn.org/trophy_2003/ for a few more weeks.

4S     - Four members of the Lufthansa Amateur  Radio Club (DL0DLH) -  namely
          Frank/DJ3FK, Bernd/DK7TF, Karl/DL4FP and Rudi/DK7PE - will be active
          on all bands (160m will depend  on local situation) CW and SSB  from
          Sri Lanka on 3-8 February. [TNX NG3K]
7Q     - Harry, G0JMU  will be  active  again as  7Q7HB  from Malawi  from  8
          February for at least a couple of months. QSL direct only via G0IAS.
          [TNX G0IAS]
9A     - Look for 9A/DF9MV (Sven),  9A/DJ1MHS (Markus), 9A/DL5MFL  (Mathias),
          9A/DL9CHR (Chris), 9A2V/p (Vlado),  9A2WJ/p (Daki), 9A3KB/p  (Boro),
          9A5JR/p (aka OE3REB, Ron) and 9A6AA/p  (Emir) to operate CW and  SSB
          from Plocica  Island (EU-016)  and  Lighthouse (WLA  LH-0097,  ARLHS
          CRO-013) on  8  and 15  May.  They may  also  use 9A0CI  during  the
          operation.     More     details     will     be     available     at
          http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa [TNX 9A6AA]
9M6    - Saty,    JE1JKL     will     be    active     again     as     9M6NA
          (http://jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html)  from  Labuan  Island  (OC-133),
          East Malaysia from 17 February to 2 March. He will concentrate on 80
          and 160 metres and will take part in the ARRL DX CW Contest as  SOSB
          (80 metres). QSL via home call. E-mail requests for bureau cards are
          welcome at 9m6na@jsfc.org [TNX NG3K]
9Y     - Chad, WE9V reports will be  active as 9Y4/WE9V  (QSL via home  call)
          from Tobago Island (SA-009) from 29 February to 10 March. Plans  are
          to operate on all HF bands on  CW, SSB and RTTY, and to  participate
          in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as  9Y4ZC (SOAB HP). QSL 9Y4ZC (for  this
          operation only) via WE9V.
C6     - Bill, K1CN (C6AMM) and his wife Laurel, N1EBL (C6AWW) will be active
          again from Harbour Island (NA-001), Bahamas  on 6-20 February.  Look
          for activity on 40, 20, 15, 17, 12 and 10 metres SSB (CW if needed).
          QSL via K1CN, direct or bureau. [TNX K1CN]
C6     - Randy, W6SJ will be active (primarily on CW with an emphasis on  the
          WARC bands) as C6A/W6SJ from the Bahamas Islands on 17-21  February.
          He will then participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest (21-22  February)
          as C6AWS (SOAB Low Power). QSL via home call. [TNX W6SJ]
CE0_ei - Ralph, K0HML expects to be active  in his free  time (around 14  UTC
          and from 22  to 3 UTC)  from Easter  Island on  8-12 February.  [TNX
CT     - Weather permitting, CT1GFK/p and CT1GPQ/p will operate from Ilha  de
          Cabanas (not IOTA, DIP AL-07) on  1 February. Look for  activity  on
          40, 20, 17 and 15 metres  SSB and CW between 7 and  12 UTC. QSL  via
          home calls. [TNX CT1END]
F      - The Council of Europe Amateur Radio Club will be activated with  the
          call TP7CE on on 6-8 February. For further information please  visit
          http://ewwa.free.fr [TNX F6FQK]
FM     - Jacques, F5TRC  is  active  on 10.40  metres  CW  as  FM/F5TRC  from
          Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001) until 5  March. QSL via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
FO0    - A multi-national team of experienced operators led by Dave Anderson,
          K4SV will be active  from Clipperton Island  (NA-011) for 8-10  days
          starting on or around 8 March. The callsign and the web site will be
          announced just prior to leaving for the island. Activity will be  on
          10-160 metres on  CW, SSB, RTTY,  PSK and  also AO-40  (CW and  SSB)
          using five stations with amplifiers and beam/vertical antennas.  QSL
          via K4YL. Donations to help cover costs will be gratefully received;
          for more information please contact Dave, K4SV  (K4SV2@Charter.net).
          [TNX K4SV]
I      - ARI Aosta (IX1) club station IQ1VD  will be active on 30-31  January
          during the 1004th (!)  annual Fair of  Sant'Orso. Look for  activity
          from 8 to 18 UTC on  20, 40 and 80 metres SSB,  CW and PSK 31.  [TNX
          IX1OEN and IX1ESM]
OH0    - Look for OH3BHL, OH7WW and OH9MM to participate in the CQ/RJ WW RTTY
          WPX Contest (7-8  February) as  OH0I (Multi-Single)  from the  Aland
          Islands. QSL via OH3BHL. [TNX NG3K]
OX     - Allan, OX3KV (OZ8A) will be active  (on all HF  bands mainly CW)  as
          OX2KAN for the rest of the  year to celebrate the 175th  anniversary
          of Kangaatsiaq. There are are also plans to operate from NA-134. QSL
          via bureau or direct to P.O.  Box 551, 3955 Kangaatsiaq,  Greenland.
          [TNX OZ8ABE]
P4     - Paolo, I2UIY and Jacobo, P43P will participate in the CQ/RJ WW  RTTY
          WPX Contest  (14-15 February)  as P40G  from  Aruba. Look  for  P40G
          (single-operated by I2UIY) during the  ARRL DX CW  as well. QSL  via
          I2EOW, bureau or direct.
P4     - Andy, AE6Y will be operating  as P40Y from  Aruba (SA-036) on  15-22
          February, including an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via home
          call. [TNX AE6Y]
PJ7    - Bill, W8EB and his wife Dorothy, W8DVC will be on the island of  St.
          Maarten (NA-105) from 15 February to 21 March. They will operate  as
          PJ7/W8EB on 160-10 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31; look for Bill  to
          participate in the ARRL DX CW  Contest (21-22 February) as  PJ7/W8EB
          (SOAB), and for K8RLM and W8EB to multi-operate in the ARRL DX Phone
          Contest (6-7 March) as PJ7B. QSLs via W8EB. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Look for Nelson/PS8NF, Dalton/PS8DCA and Glauber/PS8DEL to be active
          (on 10-80 metres SSB) as PS8NF/PR8 from Aracagi Lighthouse (DFB 007)
          on Sao Luis Island (SA-016, DIB-007) until 1 February. QSL via  home
          call. [TNX PY8AZT and PT7WA]
SV     - SV1CIB, SV3FUO and SV3BSF will participate in the CQ/RJ WW WPX  RTTY
          Contest (7-8  February) as  J43BSF (Multi-Single).  QSL via  SV1CIB.
          [TNX SV1DPI]
SV     - Kostas, SV1DPI  reports he  will be  signing SX1A  in contest  until
          June. He plans to participate in the  CQ/RJ WW WPX RTTY, ARRL DX  CW
          and ARRL DX SSB events as SOAB LP. QSL via SV1DPI (Kostas  Stamatis,
          P.O. Box 66, 30100 Agrinio, Greece).
VK9    - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG will  be active as VK9LB from Lord  Howe
          Island (OC-004) on 16-27 February and  as VK9NB from Norfolk  Island
          (OC-005) starting on  1 March for  two weeks. Look  for activity  on
          80-6 metres SSB, RTTY and  PSK. All QSLs  via DL7AFS, either  direct
          (Baerbel Linge,  Eichwaldstrasse  86, D-34123  Kassel,  Germany)  or
          through   the    DARC    bureau.    Their    web    site    is    at
          http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs [TNX DL7AFS]
VP5    - Dennis, K7BV will be active (with  an emphasis on  the WARC and  6/2
          metre bands) as VP5/K7BV from  the Turks &  Caicos Islands on  19-26
          February. He expects to participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest  using
          VP5M   (approval    pending).   Updates    will   be    posted    on
          http://www.qth.com/k7bv/Turks; QSL via KU9C. [TNX K7BV]
W      - Look for  a group  of operators  from the  Hillsborough County  (FL)
          Sheriff's  Tactical  Amateur   Radio  Club,  the   Long  Island   DX
          Association (NY) and The  Brandon Amateur Radio  Society (FL) to  be
          active as W2NDP/4  from Honeymoon Island  (NA-034) on 7-8  February.
          They plan to run two stations during local daylight hours on 10,  15
          or  20  metres and one  station on  40 meters  during local  evening
          hours. QSL direct to W2NDP. [TNX W2NDP]
XF4    - The web pages for the XF4IH  DXpedition to Socorro Island  (NA-030),
          Revillagigedo   [425DXN    660]    are   under    construction    at
          http://xf4ih.xedx.net/. The all-band all-mode operation is confirmed
          to start on 3 March. QSL via XE1IH (Enrique Garcia Munive, P.O.  Box
          118-481, 07051 Mexico - D.F., Mexico). [TNX XE1IH]
YI     - George, K7YMA has been active as  YI9YMA from Iraq since 29  January
          and will remain there through 15  April. He will  operate on 10,  15
          and 20 metres SSB only as  duties permit. QSL  via K7YMA, direct  or
          bureau. George will submit his log  to LOTW upon return to his  home
          QTH. [TNX K7YMA]
YV0    - The Daily DX reports that the DXpedition to Aves Island [425DXN 655]
          is now delayed until late February or (more likely) March.
ZD8    - Glenn, K6NA  will be  active again  as  ZD8A from  Ascension  Island
          (AF-003) on 13-17 February and again from 28 February to 2 March. He
          will operate on on all HF bands,  mostly CW. QSL via N6CW. [TNX  The
          Daily DX]

                       >>> ANTARCTIC OPERATIONS (*) <<<

ANTARCTICA      - The three operators (namely Filippo/IK0AIH,  Fabrizio/I0HJC
                   and Michele/IK7JGQ) at the Italian Antarctic station  "Baia
                   Terra Nova" are now active as IR0PS (new call). They can be
                   found around 17.30-18.15 UTC on 14185 kHz, where they  plan
                   to be  QRV also  between 7.30  and  8.30 UTC  (long  path).
                   Michele, IK7JGQ reports he expects to board and operate /mm
                   from the polar ship "Italica"  starting around  30 January.
                   [TNX IK7JCQ]
SOUTH ORKNEYS   - Henry (Horacio),  LU4DXU eventually  left  Ushuaia  for the
                   South  Orkneys  in the  late  UTC hours  on 26 January.  He
                   expected to be QRV as AY1ZA [425DXN 663] from Laurie Island
                   (AN-008) around 31 January.  Look for  him on  14250 kHz at
                   01.30 UTC. Henry plans to operate SSB (28390, 24930, 21190,
                   18130, 14290,  7090, 3785 kHz),  CW  (28035,  24905, 21035,
                   18090,  14035, 10120,  7025, 3515, 1835 kHz),  RTTY (28120,
                   21090,  14090  kHz)  and  PSK31  (21070, 14070 kHz)  with a
                   linear amplifier, a 4-element yagi,  a rhombic  antenna and
                   some wire  antennas. QSL via  LU4DXU: Horacio Enrique Ledo,
                   P.O. Box 22, 1640 Martinez -  Buenos Aires, Argentina). For
                   further information, please visit www.ay1za.dxers.com.ar/
SOUTH SHETLANDS - Oleg/UA1PBA,   Alex/UA1PAW   and   Slava/UA1PAI   will   be
                   overwintering at  Bellingshausen  station (R1ANF)  on  King
                   George Island (AN-010). They should be  able to spend  more
                   time on the amateur radio bands starting in late  February;
                   operations from the German Dallmann Laboratory (King George
                   Island) and the Argentine Ballve Refuge (Ardley Island) are
                   also being planned. [TNX DL5EBE]

(*) As far as base names, locations and accessory information  are concerned,
the  reference  source  is  the  WABA  Directory   2003  (which  is  also  an
acknowledged   reference  source  for the  RSGB  IOTA  Programme).  The  WABA
Directory is downloadable at http://www.425dxn.org, but please note that  425
DX News is  not and has  never been involved  in WABA  management, so  please
refrain from contacting us on WABA matters.

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

CCIA  --->  The  Five  Argentine  Islands  Award  (Certificado  Cinco   Islas
Argentinas) is  issued by  the Grupo  Argentino de  Radiotelegrafia for  five
contacts made  on  CW with  as  many stations  located  on  LU  islands.  See
http://gacw.no-ip.org/islas.html for further details. [TNX GACW]

CHILEAN ISLANDS ---> Marco,  CE6TBN his planning  his future IOTA  operations
and would like to know which Chilean groups (SA-001, SA-005, SA-008,  SA-013,
SA-018, SA-031,  SA-032,  SA-043, SA-050,  SA-053,  SA-061,  SA-064,  SA-069,
SA-070, SA-083, SA-085, SA-086 and SA-091) are most needed by island chasers.
Check your logs and send your list to iota@surnet.cl [TNX CE6TBN]

DXCC HONOR ROLL DEADLINE ---> The deadline to be shown in the next DXCC Honor
Roll list is 31 March 2004. There are 335  entities on the DXCC list and  the
current minimum requirement for Honor Roll is 326 current entities. The  DXCC
Honor Roll list will appear in August 2004 QST.

DXCC NEWS --->  Bill Moore, NC1L  reports that the  following operations  are
approved for DXCC credit: TO4E and TO4WW (25 November-21 December 2003)  from
Europa Island; YI/N2OBM  (starting January 2004),  YI9ABL (starting  December
2003), YI3Q  (starting January  2004), YI9YMA  (starting January  2004),  and
YI9ZF (starting January 2004) from Iraq.

NOT XF4 ---> Jean-Michel, F6AJA reports that Alain, F6BFH and the other three
French operators who  are currently  in Mexico  (Yves/F5TYY, Andre/F6AOI  and
Bernard/F9IE) were  never active  from Revillagigedo.  Apparently the  XF4/hc
spotted on the cluster were either pirates or "wishful thoughts".

PORTUGUESE NAVY HF CONTEST ---> It will be held from 8 UTC on 15 May  through
23 UTC on the 16th. Details are available at http://www.qsl.net/cq5mgp. [TNX

QSL T94OM ---> Ralph Fariello, K2PF reports that effective immediately, he is
the QSL manager for Ado, T94OM.

QSL Z33F --->  Pietro, IZ8FWN reports  he is the  new QSL  manager for  Zoki,
Z33F. He confirm QSOs made from 1 January 2001 onwards.

QSL VIA VE3EXY ---> Effective  immediately, Nenad takes  over all QSL  chores
from Nick, VK1AA (ex VK2ICV). This  includes the following callsigns:  H40XX,
H44XX, VK1AA/2,  VK1AA/4, VK9LX,  VK9LX/9. Cards  can be  sent either  direct
(Nenad Stevanovic, P.O. Box 65046, Nepean, Otario K2G 5Y3, Canada) or through
the Canadian bureau. At the moment  Nenad has VK9LX,  H44XX, and H40XX  blank
QSL cards, while VK9LX/9, VK1AA/2 and  VK1AA/4 are still in process of  being
printed. Multiple requests are OK, but keep in mind that Canada Post  accepts
only 30 gr letters for basic international rate (please note that 1 USD is no
longer sufficient for an international overseas letter from Canada). The list
of Nenad's QSL  clients is  at http://www.magma.ca/~ve3exy/clients.html [TNX

QSLs received direct  or through managers:  1A0KM, 3B8/PA0VHA, 3B9FR,  3B9ZL,
3C0V, 3D2BT, 3D2MO,  3V8BB, 3XD02/P (AF-051),  4H1LC (OC-244), 4K2BY,  4S7AB,
4W1SW, 5T5HC, 5W0UU, 6W/ON5TN, 7W4HI (AF-094), 7X4AN, 9J2BO, 9M6NA  (OC-133),
9M6OO, 9N7YJ, A61AJ, BQ9P, CE8/R3CA (SA-091), CN2R, CY9A, D4B, D88S,  DP1POL,
EL2AR,  ER0/DL6MHG,  ES1QD,  FK8HN,   FM/T93Y,  FM5BH,  FO/DL1IAN   (OC-152),
FO/IT9YRE (OC-264), FR5FD,  FR5ZL, FW5ZL, HC8GR,  HC8N, J20DA, J20RM,  J37VG,
PZ5UE, S79NS,  S9SS, T21MY,  T5X, T88VC,  T94JJ, TA0/F5SNY  (AS-098),  TA2DA,
TA2IJ, TG0AA, TX0AT,  V31DJ, V31FG,  V73GE, V73NS,  VK4GL/p (OC-265),  VK9CD,

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