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                              425 DX News #666
                              7 February 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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(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 Johan Willemsen's (PA3EXX/VK4WWI) operation from Cato
Reef (OC-265) as well as the usual features and more besides.

5Z     - Sigi, DL3DF will be vacationing in Kenya from 16 February to 1 March
        and will operate as 5Z4HW on all bands (except 160, 30 and 6 metres)
        and modes. He will be running 100 watts into a ground plane or  wire
        antennas. QSL via home call. [TNX NG3K]
8P     - Peter, W0SA will be active as  8P9NX from Barbados (NA-021) from  11
        February to 11  March. QSL direct  to home call.  [TNX K1XN and  The
9M2    - Mirek, VK6DXI reports he will be on a business trip to West Malaysia
        on 8-14 February and plans to  operate (mostly on  20 metres CW)  as
        9M8DX/2 from Kuala Lumpur. QSL via VK6DXI.
9M2    - Ian, 9M2/G3TMA will be active from  Pulau Ketam (AS-074) on 6-7  and
         13-14 March. Operation  will be mostly  on CW. QSL  to Ian  Buffham,
         Bekay Court,  Lorong  Enau,  55000  Kuala  Lumpur,  Malaysia.  [TNX
C6     - Ivars, KC4PX will  be active (on  40, 20, 17,  15 and  6 metres)  as
        C6APX from the  Bahamas on 7-13  February. QSL via  home call.  [TNX
        OPDX Bulletin]
CO     - Nicola, I0SNY reports he will be active from Caibarien, Cuba on 9-27
        March. He plans to concentrate on 17, 12 and 6 metres. QSL via  home
CT     - Owing to bad weather, the operation from Ilha de Cabanas (not  IOTA,
        DIP AL-07) [425DXN  665] has  been rescheduled  to take  place on  8
        February. Look for CT1GFK/p, CT1GPQ/p and  CT2IUA/p to be active  on
         40, 20, 17 and 15 metres  SSB and CW  between 7 and 12 UTC. QSL  via
        home calls. [TNX CT1END]
CU     - Nigel, G3TXF  will  operate (CW  only)  as CU4/G3TXF  from  Graciosa
         Island (EU-175), Azores on  6-10 February. QSL  via home call.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
CX    - A group of operators from Uruguay will operate 160-6 metres from San
        Gabriel Island (SA-057) on 15-18 February. The callsign has not been
        given, but the QSL route will be via EA5KB. [TNX CX8FB]
D4     - Simon,  IZ7ATN  will  operate  as  D44/IZ7ATN  from  the   following
        lighthouses between 7 and 13 February: Ponta do Lobo (ARLHS CAP-006)
        on Sao Tiago Island (AF-005), Ponta  do Sino (ARLHS CAP-007) on  Sal
        Island (AF-086)  and Ponta  Temerosa (ARLHS  CAP-003) on  Sao  Tiago
        Island (AF-005). Look  for activity on  10, 12,  15, 17,  20 and  40
        metres SSB during local daylight hours. QSL via home call, direct or
        bureau. [TNX IZ7ATN]
FG     - Henri, F5DBC  will  be active  from  Marie  Galante  (DIFO  FG-008),
        Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 6-18 February. Plans are to operate daily  on
        +/- 10104, 14025,  14135 and 18075  kHz at least  between 22 and  24
        UTC. [TNX F5NQL]
FG     - Patrick, F6IRF  will  operate  on  CW  and  RTTY  as  FG/F6IRF  from
        Guadeloupe on 14-29 February.  This will be  a casual activity  with
        low power  and  wire  antennas. QSL  via  home  call.  Patrick  will
        participate in  the ARRL  DX CW  Contest as  FG5BG (category  to  be
        decided on the spot). [TNX NG3K]
I      - Club station IQ5RR will be operated by Franco, I5DOF on 8, 15 and 22
        February. Look for  activity on 40  metres between 8  and 14 UTC.  A
        special "QSL Certificate"  will be available  direct only via  I5DOF
        (Franco Donati, Via A. Fratti 205,  55049 Viareggio - LU, Italy:  he
        asks to include 5 Euros, as  proceeds beyond return postage will  be
        donated to charity). [TNX I5LGN]
J6     - Jack, K9JE will be in St. Lucia with the J6DX group for the ARRL  DX
        CW Contest. Look for him to be active on all bands with his own call
        (J68AR, QSL via K9JE) before and  after the contest,  from 11 to  25
        February. Also Gary, KI6T will be  with the J6DX group; outside  the
        contest he will be active as J68GS (QSL via KI6T), especially on the
        WARC bands. [TNX K9JE and KI6T]
J6     - Dale, G3VMK will be active (CW  only on the  higher bands) from  St.
        Lucia during his family holiday on 14-27 February. [TNX QRZ-DX]
JW     - Rag, LA5HE will  be active  again as  JW5HE from  Svalbard on  12-18
        February. He plans to concentrate on the low bands and CW. QSL via
        home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
KH6    - Witek, SP9MRO  reports  he will  operate  on all  bands  (except  30
        metres) as KH6/SP9MRO  from Hawaii on  8-17 February.  QSL via  home
        call. The QSL  cards for his  January activities  as YN1/SP9MRO  and
        TI2/SP9MRO will be processed and mailed not earlier than March.
KP2    - John/W8LBY and Norm/K8NI are active as KP2/homecalls from St. Croix,
        US Virgin  Islands (NA-106).
OA     - OA4BHY, OA4DJW, OA4SJ, OA4DM,  OA4BHN and OA4AHW  will be active  as
        OC3I from Los Chimus Island (SA-074) on 11-16 February. They plan to
        operate on 10-80  metres SSB, CW,  RTTY and PSK31.  QSL via  OA4DJW,
        direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
PA     - Bert,  PA1K  and  other  eight  Dutch  and  German  operators   will
        participate in the PACC Contest in  early February as PA6Z. QSL  via
        PA1K. [TNX PA1K]
SM     - SM4XIH, SM4RGD and possibly others will participate in the CQ/RJ  WW
        RTTY WPX Contest (14-15 February) as  SJ9WL (Multi-Single) from  the
        Morokulien station on the border between Sweden and Norway. QSL  via
        SM5DJZ. [TNX NG3K]
SV     - SV1QN, SV1AIN, SV1GYG, SV1EQU and SW1GYN will be active as SX8K from
        Kythira Island (EU-113) and Lighthouse on 20-28 March. QSL via SV1QN
        (all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via bureau). [TNX SV1QN]
UA     - Yuri, UA1ONY plans to visit and  operate from a few Novaya  Zemlya's
        coastal islands (EU-035). His expedition started on 3 February.  QSL
        via RZ3EC (Eugene Shelkanovtcev, P.O. Box 70, Orel 302028,  Russia).
        [TNX RZ3EC]
VP2V   - Look for Tony, N3ME to operate on 10-20 metres SSB as VP2V/N3ME from
        the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) until 12 February. QSL via  home
        call. [TNX The Daily DX]

SOUTHEASTERN ASIA  ---> Hiroo  Yonezuka, JA2EZD/XW2A  will be  travelling  to
Vietnam and Cambodia from 10 February through the end of the month. He  plans
to operate as 3W2B and XU7AAA. QSL direct to P.O. Box 10003, Vientiane, Laos.
[TNX The Daily DX]

                       >>> ANTARCTIC OPERATIONS (*) <<<

ANTARCTICA       - Keii/JA6KTY and Sanae/JF6PMO have been active as EM1U from
                  the club  station at  the Ukrainian  "Akademik  Vernadsky"
                  base on Galindez Island (AN-006).
                  Information  and  pictures of this  Antarctic station  are
                  available          at           http://www.qsl.net/em1u/
SOUTH ORKNEYS    - Henry, LU4DXU is  now active as  AY1ZA from the  "Orcadas"
                  base on Laurie Island. His radio  is interfering with  the
                  commercial HF station and when both  are on the air  Henry
                  has to turn the  amplifier off and  run 10-15 watts  only.
                  QSL via LU4DXU. [TNX DL5EBE]
SOUTH SHETLANDS  - Ricardo, CE9R  will  be  at  the  Chilean  Antarctic  base
                  "Escudero" on King George Island until 23 February.  Those
                  who still need a QSO with him can contact Dominik,  DL5EBE
                  at DWeiel@t-online.de [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.

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

4U1UN ---> W3UR/Bernie, Christa/KB3JIU  and Steve/KU9C made  a total of  1062
QSOs during their one-day operation from  the United Nations Headquarters  in
New York City. Activity started at  14.30 UTC on 0 January  and went until  2
UTC on the 31st. Pirate operations were reported on 31 January (between 06-07
UTC on 30m and 80m, and again at 20 UTC on  20m) and 1 February(at 11 UTC  on
40m). [TNX The Daily DX]

DXCC NEWS --->  Bill Moore,  NC1L reports  that the  following operations  by
UA4WHX/AC4LN (2002 and 2003) are approved for DXCC credit:
3D2VB        Fiji                   November 6-7, 2003
3D2VB        Fiji                   October 16-20, 2003
3D2VB        Fiji                   October 4-6, 2003
3D2VB/R      Rotuma                 October 8-14, 2003
5W0VB        Samoa                  June 26-30, 2003
8R1/AC4LN    Guyana                 August 9-14, 2002
9Y4/AC4LN    Trinidad & Tobago      August 2-7, 2002
A35VB        Tonga                  July 10-18, 2003
FK/AC4LN     New Caledonia          September 21-October 3, 2003
FO/AC4LN     Austral Islands        December 11-13, 2003
FO/AC4LN     French Polynesia       December 16-25, 2003
FO/AC4LN     Marquesas Islands      December 2-7, 2003
FW/AC4LN     Wallis & Futuna        September 27-October 3, 2002
H40VB        Temotu Province        August 24-30, 2003
H44VV        Solomon Islands        August 18-23, 2003
HH2/AC4LN    Haiti                  July 23-27, 2002
HP8/AC4LN    Panama                 June 26-July 1, 2002
J3/AC4LN     Grenada                August 27-30, 2002
J6/AC4LN     St Lucia               July 17-20, 2002
J73/AC4LN    Dominica               August 20-23, 2002
KH0/AC4LN    Mariana Islands        May 27-31, 2003
P29VVB       Papua New Guinea       August 4-17, 2003
T20VB        Tuvalu                 October 29-November 5, 2003
T30VB        Western Kiribati       October 21-28, 2003
T88VV        Palau                  May 21-26, 2003
V31VB        Belize                 May 25-30, 2002
V63MB        Micronesia             June 2-10, 2003
V63MB        Micronesia             May 13-20, 2003
V73VV        Marshall Islands       June 12-20, 2003
YJ0VB        Vanuatu                September 5-18, 2003
YS1/AC4LN    Belize                 June 5-9, 2002
ZK1/AC4LN    North Cook Islands     November 9-15, 2003
ZK1/AC4LN    South Cook Islands     November 18-26, 2003
ZK2VB        Niue                   July 1-4, 2003
ZL/UA4WHX    New Zealand            July 19-31, 2003

DX SPOTS ---> Rod Elliott, VE3IRF  has collected the  DX spots from the OH2AQ
Web Cluster since January 1997.  The collection  -  from  January 1997  up to
Juanuary 2004 - is available at http://www.425dxn.org/dxspots/.

QSL 4L1DA ---> David, 4L1DA (http://www.qsl.net/4l1da/) reports that is  new
QSL manager is W7LPF: Joseph Lutz, 5421 RTE 711, New Florence, PA 15944, USA.

QSL KL7DX ---> Ron Lago, AC7DX will be  the QSL manager for KL7DX, which  has
been re-issued to the Alaska DX Club  in memory of Robert L. Rapuzzi,  former
holder of the call. [TNX AC7DX]

QSL VIA PY1NEZ ---> Pete, PY1NEW became a Silent Key on 15 December 2003  and
his QSLs  are  now  handled  by  Lima,  PY1NEZ  (direct  or  bureau).  Pete's
operations under other calls include PR1W,  PR500W, PT0Z, ZW0W, ZW1NEW,  ZY2C
and ZZ1Z (CW QSOs),  as well as  PY1NEW/2 and PY1NEW/PP1.  [TNX K1XN and  The

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

F6BUM:       Pictures and information on  Jack's recent vist  to Peru can  be
            found at http://www.f6bum.fr.st
IIA SURVEY:  The Mediterraneo DX Club, with the  support of 425 DX News,  has
            launched a survey  concerning the Italian  Islands Award  (IIA).
            Details can be found at www.mdxc.org/iiasurvey.asp [TNX IZ8CCW]
LOGS:        On-line logs for CE6TBN/8 (SA-032 and SA-091) are now  available
            at http://www.mdxc.org/logsearch.asp

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3DA0DX      ZS5WI       H44XX       VE3EXY      T94OM       K2PF
3Z2EFU      SP2EFU      HC1AJQ      EA7FTR      T98DXA      YU1FW
4L1BR       DL2RMG      HR1FJC      EA7FTR      T98GTH      IV3GTH
4S7CWG      DK7PE       HS0ZDZ      GM4FDM      TA2ZF       UT2UB
4V200YH     DL7CM       IK7JGQ/mm   IK8OZZ      UE9SDG      RZ9SWP
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      J28XX       DL2JRM      V25VY       G4BVY
5VZBB       W2FUI       J43BSF      SV1CIB      V26OY       KF8OY
9G5XA       G3XAQ       J73CCM      SM0CCM      V31YN/P     DJ4KW
9V0A        VK4AAR      K9Y         N9TN        VK1AA/2     VE3EXY
9Y4/DF6QP   DF6QP       KC4/IK7JGQ  IK8OZZ      VK1AA/4     VE3EXY
9Y4/DJ8OT   DJ8OT       KG4AS       N4SIA       VK9LX       VE3EXY
9Y4/DJ8VC   DJ8VC       KH0A        JF1MIA      VK9LX/9     VE3EXY
9Y4/DL8JS   DL8JS       KH0U        JA1QNV      VP5/HA5JI   HA8FW
AY1ZA       LU4DXU      KP2CW       K6VVA       VP5/VE3NE   HA8FW
BW3/JD1BKQ  JR3PZW      LU1DZ/L     EA3RE       VP5/VE3NZ   HA8FW
C31LJ       VE3GEJ      LX5A        LX1RQ       VP5JI       HA8FW
C56/G0VUH   G0VUH       LX7I        LX2AJ       VU3VLH      OK1TN
C6AGN       W1DIG       M0SDX       UT2UB       VY2ZM       K1ZM
C6AMM       K1CN        MD4K        G3NKC       W2GD        W2CG (f)
C6AWW       K1CN        OH0CO       SM6CCO      W2NDP/4     W2NDP
CM8WAL      EA5KB       OH0I        OH3BHL      XF1K        N6AWD
CN8KD       EA5XX       P29KPH      N5FTR       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
CN8NK       EA5XX       PJ2S        G0CKP       XU7ACY      K2NJ
CT3AS       DJ8FW       PR0F        W5SJ        XV2J        JR1TAG
DU9/N0NM    W4DR        PS8NF/PR8   PS8NF       YA1BV       JA1PBV
EA8BH       OH2BH       RT0Q        UA3DX       YI3Q        W3HNK
EM0U        UT3UZ (a)   SN0PCK      SP1EG       YI9LEK      KC0LEK
EM0U        UT7UW  b)   SO1VAF      DL7VAF      YI9YMA      K7YMA
EM5U        UT2UB       ST2NH       EA7FTR      YI9ZF       SM1TDE
EO12ID      US7IGF      ST2YL       EA7FTR      YM2ZF       UT2UB
EO58IS      US7IGF      SX1A        SV1DPI      YS1EJ       W4GJ
EY7AF       RW6HS       T88AQ       JH6WDG      YU0HST      YU1AST
FK8GX       W3HNK       T9/9A3GZ    T98U (c)    YV5ANF      EA7FTR
H40XX       VE3EXY      T9/KG6KZK   T98U (d)    Z33F        IZ8FWN
H44MS       DL2GAC      T9/YT3AA    T98T (e)    Z36A        DJ0LZ

(a) SSB and CW
(b) RTTY and PSK
(c) 22-23 November 2003, 06-07 December 2003, 20-21 December 2003
(d) 25-26 October 2003
(e) 21-22 June 2003
(f) CQ 160M CW 2004

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

4U1UN   Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 3873, New York, NY 10163, USA
9L1MS   P.O. Box 15312, 00143 Roma - RM, Italy
BD1ES   Hsinyu Mu, 10#19D Dist. 4 Yuanda Garden Century Town, Beijing 100089,
EA3RE   Antonio Herrera, Travesera de Montigala 48, Apt. A, Piso 4to,  08917
       Badalana - Barcelona, Spain
EA7FTR  Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain
G0CKP   Steve Knell, P.O. Box 7373, Tonbridge, TN10 4UT, UK
IK8OZZ  Luigi Cervasio, Via Martiri d'Africa 32, 80059 Torre del Greco - NA,
K1IED   Larry F.Skilton, 72 Brook Street, South Windsor, CT-06074, USA
LU4DXU  Horacio Enrique Ledo, P.O. Box 22, 1640 Martinez - Buenos Aires,
LU6UO   Hector Ombroni, Calle 18 n. 275, 6360 General Pico - La Pampa,
LW2DX   Fernando Fernandez, Granville 685, 1846 Jose Marmol - Buenos Aires,
N6AWD   Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
N9TN    Bill Borgstrom, 1330 W Columbia Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
OX2KAN  P.O. Box 551, 3955 Kangaatsiaq, Greenland
PA0RRS  Richard Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121 NM Rijen, The Netherlands
PA0VDV  Joeke van der Velde, Delleburen 1, 8421 RP Oldeberkoop, The
SM1TDE  Eric Wennstrom, P.O. Box 94, SE-62016 Ljugarn, Sweden
SM5DJZ  Jan Hallenberg, Vassunda Andersberg, SE-741 91 Knivsta, Sweden
SV1DPI  Kostas Stamatis, P.O. Box 66, 30100 Agrinio, Greece
T98T    Zeljko Repic, N. Pivasevica 26, 78430 Prnjavor, Bosna i Hercegovina
T98U    Robert Babec, Plitvicka 7, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosna i Hercegovina
US7IGF  Slava Shevchenko, P.O. Box 591, Slavyansk-12, Donetsk reg. 84112
UT2UB   Andrej Lyakin, P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
UT3UZ   Alex I. Arbuzov, P.O. Box 240, Kiev-232, 02232 Ukraine
UT7UW   Yuri Zaskaleta, P.O. Box B-32, Kiev-1, 01001 Ukraine
UY5XE   George A. Chlijanc, P.O. Box 19, Lviv 79000 Ukraine
VE3EXY  Nenad Stevanovic, P.O. Box 65046, Nepean, Ontario K2G 5Y3, Canada
VK4AAR  Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia
YF1AR   Budi Santoso, P.O. Box 3, BNKA-TNG 15821, Indonesia

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