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425 DX News #670
6 March 2004
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH
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3DA - Charles/K5LBU (3DA0CF), Chuck/W4GMY (3DA0CG), Don/W0DM (3DA0DM),
Paul/N0AH (3DA0AX) and Andre/ZS6WPX (3DAWPX) will be active from
Swaziland on 12-22 March. They plan to have up to four stations up
and running on most bands, with an emphasis on the low bands. On
17-19 March they will take a break for a photo safari in Kruger
Park, where they might operate portable ZS6. QSl via home calls.
[TNX The Daily DX]
5V - The pilot stations for the current 5V7C operation from Togo [425DXN
- Bruno/F5AGB (Europe and French speaking countries: firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Floyd/N5FG (Americas: email@example.com),
- Mike/UA0MF (Asia: firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Toshi/JA1ELY (Japan: email@example.com) and
- Lee/ZL2AL (Oceania: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The team's plan for working 160 and 80 metres is as follows:
- 18.00-21.45 UTC Pacific and East Asia;
- 21.45-23.00 UTC Central Asia + Africa /Indian Ocean;
- 23.00-02.00 UTC Europe, West Asia + Africa;
- 02.00-04.00 UTC South and North America;
- 04.00-05.00 UTC North America (West Coast);
- 05.00-06.00 UTC KL7 and Pacific.
QSL via F5TVG (Franck Savoldi, P.O. Box 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex,
France). [TNX QRZ-DX]
7Q - Steve, G4EDG has joined the existing team (G4AXX, GU4CHY, M5RIC and
G4JVG) for the 18 April-1 May DXpedition to Malawi [425DXN 663].
Following numerous requests, they have decided to add 160 metres
(CW only) to the bands on which they will operate. The 7Q licenses
have been issued and are awaiting to be collected in Malawi. The
callsign will be announced on the expedition web site
(http://www.malawi.digital-crocus.com) shortly before the operation
commences. Donations continue to be requested (please contact
Steve, G4JVG at email@example.com), as those promised so far will
cover about 50% of the cost of printing QSL cards only.
9M & V8 - Derek/G3KHZ and Maury/IZ1CRR will be joining Ian, 9M2/G3TMA for the
IOTA trip [425DXN 657] to Pulau Muara Besar, (OC-184, Brunei) and
Pulau Satang Besar, (OC-165, East Malaysia). Operation from Muara
Besar is expected to commence on 21 April with Satang Besar
following a few days later. They plan to use two transceiver with
beam, vertical and dipole for CW and SSB modes to satisfy as many
IOTA chasers as possible. The callsigns will be announced later;
QSL via G3KHZ, direct or bureau. Surveys of both islands have
already been carried out. Muara Besar is uninhabited and they have
identified a site with good takeoff to Europe, Japan and North
America. Satang Besar has a resident population of two wardens
whose job it is to protect the turtles. Unfortunately this island
consists of a couple of hills which plunge steeply into the sea.
One corner of the beach has a reasonable takeoff for Europe, but
things are going to be tough for Japan and North America. The web
site for the operations is at http://www.425dxn.org/dxped/borneo/
9M2 - Keith, GM4YXI will be active again as 9M2/GM4YXI from Kuala Lumpur,
West Malaysia on 7-30 March. He also plans one or two IOTA trips on
13-14 and 20-21 March: target destinations are AS-073, AS-046
and/or AS-097, but it will depend on finding accommodation. When in
Kuala Lumpur he will operate mostly on 20 and 18 metres, when on
the islands he will be QRV on 20-12 metres CW and SSB. QSL via
N3SL. [TNX GM4YXI]
CE - Fred/HB9AAQ, Gusti/HB9AZA and Andy/HB9JOE will be active as
CE8/home call on 12-16 March. Plans are to be QRV on 10-80 metres
CW, SSB and PSK31 and they hope to operate from one of the IOTA
groups in that call area. QSL via home calls. [TNX HB9AAQ]
F - Look for Michel F5OA/p and Christophe F5UBH/p to be active from Cap
Levi (Fermanville) lighthouse (DPLF PB-086, ARLHS FRA-719) on 6-7
March. QSL via operators' instructions. [TNX VA3RJ]
GJ - Pete/K8PT and Craig/K3PLV will operate on all HF bands SSB, CW and
RTTY as MJ/K8PT and MJ/K3PLV from Jersey (EU-013) on 10-17 March.
QSL via home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
GM - Jim, MM0BQI plans to operate as MM0BQI/P from Lunga, the largest
island in the Treshnish group (EU-108) from 30 April to 3 May. Jim
expects to be active on 80-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY with verticals
and wire dipoles. QSL via home call, direct (Jim Martin, 3 Lismore
Avenue, Edinburgh, EH8 7DW, Scotland) or through the bureau. All
surplus money from direct QSLs will be donated to the Hebridean
Trust, who own and work to preserve the islands and whose
permission to land and operate is gratefully acknowledged. Updates
will be posted at http://www.qsl.net/mm0bqi/eu108.htm [TNX MM0BQI]
HK(0) - Gerd, DL7VOG will operate as HK0GU/1 from Isla Palma (SA-078),
Colombia on 14-18 March and as HK0GU from Providencia (NA-049) from
19 March to 5 April. Updates will be posted on
http://www.qsl.net/hk0gu on a daily basis. QSl via home call,
direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM - Special calls SC0AG, SC1AG (Gotland Island, EU-020), SC2AG, SC3AG,
SC4AG, SC5AG, SC6AG and SC7AG will be aired throughout the year to
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Scandinavian CW Activity
Group (SCAG). QSL via operators' instructions. A special award will
be issued, information will be available at http://www.scag.se [TNX
V2 - Zig, KM9M will operate as V26CW from Antigua (NA-100) until 9
March, and again on 20-28 March. QSL via home call. [TNX KM9M]
VE - Special event call VB5C will be aired thorugh 30 March. to
commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Curling Brier. QSL
via VA5DX (Doug Renwick, P.O. Box 50, Clavet, Saskatchewan S0K 0Y0,
Canada) [TNX VE5RA]
VK - Six members of the VK6 DX Chasers Club (namely VK6NE, VK6NU,
VK6APK, VK6YEL, VK6KTN and VK6ZPP) will be active from Woody Island
(OC-170) from around 6 UTC on 21 March to around 16 UTC on the
27th. They plan to operate on 10-40 metres with up to three
stations. Callsign TBA, QSL via VK6NE. [TNX VK6APK]
VK - Wally/VK6YS [425DXN 669], Dan/VK8AN and Bruce/KD6WW will be active
from Viney Island in the Bonaparte Archipelago, Western Australia
State (North Coast) Centre group (OC-???) on 22-27 April. Then they
will go and operate from Long Island (OC-071) for about four days.
They are still looking for two more operators to join the team; if
interested please contact Wally at firstname.lastname@example.org [TNX The
XV - JP3AZA (XV3AZA) and JA9BV (XV3BV) will be active (on 15, 20, 40 and
80 metres SSB and CW) from Vietnam on 6-14 March. QSL via the
bureau or direct to JA3DYU. [TNX VA3RJ]
YV - Mike, K3UOC (ex-7Z5OO) is back living and working abroad again,
this time in Ojeda, on the Eastern shore of Lake Maracaibo. He
operates mostly CW as YV1/K3UOC in the local afternoons as time
allows and occasionally on weekends. QSL via W1AF. [TNX K3UOC]
ZA - IK0OKY is going to operate (SSB and CW on the HF bands, and soon on
6m, 2m and 70cm) as ZA/IK0OKY from Tirana, Albania. QSL direct to
IW0BET. [TNX IW0BET]
PACIFIC TOUR ---> Rolf, DK2ZF [425DXN 668] is currently active as 3D2ZF from
Fiji. His next stops will be Nauru as C21ZF (9-15 March), Western Kiribati as
T30ZF (15-30 March), Majuro (Marshall Islands) until 8 April, Pohnpei
(Micronesia) as V63ZF until 17 April and finally Guam as KH2/DK2ZF for three
days before returning home on 21 April. QSL direct to home call. [TNX OPDX
ARRL DX Phone Contest (6-7 March) ---> The following stations have announced
their participation in this year's event:
* SP8AJC as 3Z8Z (SOAB) from Poland. QSL via home call.
* Kevin/WN9O, Mike/WO9Z and Don/W9IU as 6Y8Z from Jamaica. QSL via W9IU.
* Tom, W2SC as 8P1A (SOAB HP) from Barbados. QSL via NN1N.
* Chad, WE9V as 9Y4ZC (SOAB HP) from Tobago Island. QSL (for this operation
only) via WE9V.
* CT3DZ (SOSB 80m), CT3KY (SOSB 10m) and CT3IA (SOSB 15m) from Madeira.
* Piero, W1NA (I8CZW) as EA8AK (80 metres) from the Canary Islands.
* The Gran Canaria DX Group as EA8ZS (Multi-Single). QSL via bureau.
* Gilbert, FM5FJ as SOSB (15m) from Martinique. QSL via KU9C.
* FY5FY, F1HAR, F5HRY, F5MZN and F6FVY as FY5KE (Multi-Two) from French
Guiana. QSL direct or bureau.
* Harry, AC8G as J37K from Grenada. QSL via home call.
* Glenn/W0GJ and Paul/W0PJ as KP2A (Multi/Single) from the Virgin Islands.
QSL via W3HNK.
* Philippe, LX2AJ as LX7I (SOSB 80m) from Luxembourg. QSL via home call.
* NW0L, AE9B, W0CG, K8ND and WB9Z as PJ2T (Multi-Two) as PJ2T from Curacao,
Netherland Antilles. QSL via N9AG.
* The UA2 Contest Club as RW2F (Multi-Multi) from Kaliningrad. QSL via DK4VW.
* TI2KAC, K4UN, W4BD, K4WPM, N5VI and NA4BW as TI8M (Multi-two) from Costa
Rica. QSL via TI2KAC, direct or bureau.
* Albert, F5VHJ/NH7A as TO5A (SOAB) from Martinique. QSL via F5VHJ.
* W2OX and K3NM as V47KP from St. Kitts. QSL via K2SB.
* VP2V/K1NSS from the British Virgin Islands. QSL via home call.
* K4ISV and K4CN as VP5B (Multi-?) from North Caicos. QSL via N2AU.
* WE3C, N3FTI and KQ3V as VQ5A (Multi-Multi) from the Turks & Caicos Islands.
QSL via KQ3V.
* Tony, N2TK as WP2Z from the Virgin Islands. QSL via KU9C.
* Tom, ZP5AZL as ZP6Y (probably an all band entry). QSL via W3HNK.
Do not forget to give a look to the Announced Operations listing maintained
by Bill, NG3K at http://www.ng3k.com
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
DXCC NEWS ---> CE0Y/SP9PT and CE0Y/SP9EVP (Easter Island, October-November
2003) have been approved for DXCC credit.
PIRATE ---> Jack, F6BUM reports that his call has been repeatedly pirated on
80 and 160 metres (a band he hasn't even the antenna for).
QSL 5Z4HW ---> The correct QSL route is via Sigi, DL7DF (not DL3DF as
reported in 425DXN 668]. Many thanks to PA1MR for detecting the tyopo.
QSL IR0PS ---> Please note that this special call has been reissued recently
to the Italian Antarctic station "Baia Terra Nova" [425DXN 556] and the QSL
route for QSOs made this year is via IK0AIH (Filippo Corbelli, Via degli
Aceri 8, 00062 Bracciano-RM, Italy). The QSL manager for contacts made with
IR0PS (not from Antarctica) in previous years is IW0BET. [TNX IK0BAL and
QSL YI9MD ---> Effective 1 March W6OAT will be handling the QSLs for Jerry,
YI9MD (K6MD). Cards can be sent either direct (Rusty Epps, 651 Handley Trail,
Redwood City, CA 94062, USA) or through the bureau. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]
QSL ZF2DS ---> Jarda, OK2PBM reports he is the QSL manager for the February
2004 activity. Cards have been printed and requests can be send to him either
direct or through the bureau.
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*** NEWS FROM THE WEB ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
5V7C: The web site for the DXpedition to Togo is at
GITMO: The web site for the Guantanamo Bay Amateur Radio Club can be
found at http://members.visi.net/~verb [TNX N8CH]
LOGS: On-line logs for Kas, YI9ZF (including around 15,000 QSOs made
since 15 January through 27 February) can be found at
http://dx.qsl.net/logs/ [TNX SM1TDE]
XF4IH: The web site for the DXpedition to Socorro (Revillagigedo) is at
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******* QSL INFO ********
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER
3D2DD VE6RJP HC8L W5UE T94OM K2PF
3D2ZF DK2ZF HD8A NE8Z TG7/OH3JF OH3OJ
4L1GW LZ1OT HF0QF SP7IWA TI5N W3HNK
4L1MA ON4RU HI3NR KB2MS TO5D W7RJ
4W4JEG JR6ETW HI3TEJ ON4IQ UA3QJC/VR2 RW6HS
5H1BP HB9BXE HJ0KPG EA5KB UE1SAP/3 UA1RJ
5W0SB I2YSB HK1JKL EA5KB UE3PKV UA3PM
5X2Q SM0UXX HK3TU EA5KB UN7BL RW6HS
8P9JA K4MA HK3WPC EA5KB UN7BU RW6HS
8Q7SG I3SGR HR5/OH3JF OH3OJ UN7ECA RW6HS
8Q7YY IV3YYK HR9/N0HJZ N0HJZ UN8BG RW6HS
9A80ABD 9A4A II1M IK1SOW UN8BR RW6HS
9G5HF PA2JFD J37LR VE3EBN V26DX KU9C
9H1PF K5YG J79JRC W4IX V26G N2ED
9H3H EI2FS J7OJ KU9C V26O N5NJ
9J2GS PA3CPI J88DR G3TBK V26ZM K3ZM
9J2KC JL1NKC JA6PSI JI5RPT V31DK K0ZV
9K43NLD 9K2RR JT1FDD RW6HS V31LZ LZ3RZ
9M6AAC N2OO JW5RIA LA5RIA V44KJ WB2TSL
9M6NA JE1JKL JY9QJ DL5MBY V47KP K2SB
9Q0AR SM5BFJ (a) K9L K9LSB VK9LB DL7AFS
9U5M PA7FM KG4PC N0VPC VK9NB DL7AFS
9Y4/WE9V WE9V KH0AC K7ZA VP5/K4CN N2AU
A45WD YO9HP KP2/K2ZZ W1QJ VP5/K4ISV N2AU
A61AJ DJ2MX (a) KP2CW K6VVA VP5/K7BV KU9C
A61AJ K2UO (b) LG5LG SM5DJZ VP5K K9QVB
A61X N1DG LU2HNP EA5KB VR2EH RW6HS
C6ANM WA2IYO LU5FF EA7JX WP2Z KU9C
C6ASB AK0M LX5A LX1RQ XF4IH XE1IH
C6AWB WA2IYO MJ0ASP F5SHQ XQ3JB W3HC
C6AWS W6SJ MW5EPA W2GR XU7ADI SM5GMZ
CN2TK JH8PHT N0MLW/KH0 JK3NSD XV2M SP5JTF
CO2SX EA5KB OD5UU LZ1YE XZ1DA DL1DA
CS6V DL5AXX P29VR W7LFA XZ6ST DK6ST
CX4TO IK2DUW P40A WD9DZV YA3R K3KN
D2GG CT1GG P40G I2EOW YA8G LA4YW
DA0BCC DJ9MH P40W N2MM YB0JS W4JS
ED4ADB EA4DOI P40Y AE6Y YI1RM DJ0LZ
ED6DLL EA6ACF PJ2T N9AG YI9GS EA5BYP
ED6OSN EA6ZX PJ5NA K1NA YI9WRV N4ZNH
ET3TK OK1CU PJ7B W8EB YI9ZF SM1TDE
EV3W EW3LN RA0CAH RW6HS YU0HST YU1AST
EY8DQ DJ1MM RM6A W3HNK YV5LIX EA7FTR
EY8MM K1BV S21YY JM1HXU ZD8A N6CW
FG5FC F6DZU SQ0NATO SP1EG ZD8R N6ND
FK8GJ F6CXJ SX1A SV1DPI ZD8Z VE3HO
FP5BZ F5TJP SX3Z SV1ELF ZF2AH W6VNR
FS/K3LP K5KV T32BI KH6DFW ZF2BI K4BI
GJ2A GJ3DVC T32I KH6GMP ZF2NE W5ASP
H2G 5B4AGC T88LZ JR1LZK ZF2UL K3UL
HC1HC/HC8 NE8Z T88XZ JE1HXZ ZS10RSA KK3S
(a) operator SM5DIC (b) rest of the world (c) Americas
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******* ADDRESSES *******
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
9M2/G3TMA Ian Buffham, Bekay Court, Lorong Enau, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AI6V Carl Cook, 10112 Old Blue Road, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
DJ0LZ Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany
DJ2MX Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, D-81671 Munich, Germany
DL7AFS Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstrasse 86, 34123 Kassel, Germany
EA4DOI Juan Duran Hereda, C/ Juan Carlos I 9, 06130 Valverde de Leganes -
EA6ZX Pau Balaguer, P.O. Box 240, 07080 Palma de Mallorca - Islas
EA7FTR Francisco Lianez Suero, Asturias 23, 21110 Aljaraque, Huelva, Spain
I2YSB Silvano Borsa, P.O. Box 45, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
I3SGR Giancarlo Salvadori, P.O. Box 32, 31100 Treviso - TV, Italy
JK3NSD Tamotsu Ando, 1-15-12 Akutagawa, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1123, Japan
K2UO George R. Oliva Jr, 5 Windsor Drive, Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
NE8Z Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139, USA
PA7FM Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181NS Rozenburg, The Netherlands
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
UA3PM Valery Konnov, P.O. Box 410, Tula, 300034, Russia
UX1IL Konstantin Morozov, P.O. Box 7931, Donetsk 83055, Ukraine
W0GLG Tom Quinlan, 24825 Shiloh Lane, Conifer, CO 80433, USA
XE1IH Enrique Garcia Munive, P.O. Box 118-481, 07051 Mexico - D.F.,
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