425 DX News issue #670

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                              425 DX News #670
                                6 March 2004
                          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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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
          669] are:
          - Bruno/F5AGB (Europe and French speaking countries: 5v7c@free.fr),
          - Floyd/N5FG (Americas: floydgee@datasync.com),
          - Mike/UA0MF (Asia: ua0mf@mail.ru),
          - Toshi/JA1ELY (Japan: ja1ely@bb.mbn.or.jp) and
          - Lee/ZL2AL (Oceania: leejen@paradise.net.nz).
          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 g4jvg@ntlworld.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/
          [TNX IZ1CRR]
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  vk6ys@iinet.net.au  [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
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 -
          Badajoz, Spain
EA6ZX     Pau Balaguer, P.O. Box 240, 07080 Palma de Mallorca - Islas
          Baleares, Spain
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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