425 DX News issue #672

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                              425 DX News #672
                               20 March 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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3D2    - Brian, 3D2IZ will operate (on 80, 40,  30, 20, 15 and 10 metres  SSB
          and CW) from Namotu Island (OC-121), Fiji from 28 March to 3  April.
          More       information       will       be       published        on
          http://www.brianboschma.com/3d2iz.html [TNX NG3K]
3X     - Sebastien, F8DQZ  will  operate as  3XDQZ  (yes, Three  X-Ray  Delta
          Quebec Zulu)  from Guinea  between  18 April  and  2 May.  The  main
          objective of his trip is to operate from the Tristao Islands in  the
          unnumbered Guinee-Maritime Province  North group  (AF-???). QSL  via
          F8DQZ. His  web page  is  at http://f8dqz.chez.tiscali.fr/  [TNX  La
          Gazette du DX]
5T     - At least five members of the European Community ARC will operate  as
          5T0EU from Mauritania  between 25 March  and 3 April.  Plans are  to
          operate on 10-160 metres SSB and CW, possibly with some activity  on
          6 metres and PSK31 as well. QSL via OR5EU. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q     - Pierre, HB9QQ will be active gain  as 8Q7QQ from Velighoo,  Maldives
          on 13-27 April. He will operate on  30, 17 and 12 metres using  full
          size loops. QSL via home call. [TNX HB9PL]
9A     - Special event  stations  9A80ADE (QSL  via  9A3KR), 9A80Z  (QSL  via
          9A3KR) and 9A80ABD (QSL via 9A4A)  will be active until 31  December
          to celebrate the 80th anniversary of radio club "Zagreb". [TNX  OPDX
9M2    - Keith, 9M2/GM4YXI [425DXN 670] was active from AS-072 last  weekend.
          He expected to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar (AS-073) on 18 March
          and to operate on both the 19th and the 20th. QSL to Kim Larson,  22
          N Hidden Acres Dr, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA. [TNX N3SL]
DL     - Volker, DL9HO and Wolf, DK1IP will be active from Hallig Groede (N21
          for the German Islands Award) from  26 March to  1 April. They  will
          operate on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB and will participate  in
          the CQ WPX  SSB Contest "with  a rare German  prefix". QSL via  home
          calls, either  direct  or through  the  DARC bureau.  Logs  will  be
          available at http://www.dl9ho.de [TNX DL9HO]
EA8    - Herbert, DK2BR will be  active (on 10-40  metres SSB, possibly  with
          some BPSK) as EA8/DK2BR from El  Hierro (DIE S-015), Canary  Islands
          (AF-004) from 30  March to 15  April. QSL via  home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX DK2BR]
FG     - Look for FG/F6GWV and FG/F6HMQ to be active from Guadeloupe from  25
          March and 2 April. They will  participate in the CQ WPX SSB  Contest
          as TO7T. QSL via F6HMQ. [TNX F6HMQ]
FO0_cl - The DXpedition to Clipperton Island [425DXN 669] has been  postponed
          until 2005. This delay will give the organizers time to gather  more
          operators for the trip. If you would like to join the team going  to
          Clipperton in 2005,  please contact  Dave, K4SV  (K4SV2@Charter.net)
          for future information. [TNX K4SV]
GJ     - Hans/ON4ASG,  Wil/ON4AVA,   Dan/ON4ON,  Harvey/ON5SY,   Dries/ON6CX,
          Pat/ON7PQ and  Jean-Marie/ON7XT will  operate as  MJ/homecall/p  and
          MJ0DLQ/p from Les  Minquiers Islands  (EU-099) on  22-25 July.  They
          will participate in the IOTA Contest (24-25 July) as MJ0DLQ/p. Bill,
          ON9CGB might travel  with the  team as  far as  Jersey (EU-013)  and
          operate from there as  GJ0MEU/p. All QSLs  via ON4ON, direct  (Danny
          Commeyne, Rozenlaan  38, B-8890  Dadizele, Belgium)  or through  the
          bureau.     The      "Minkieboys"      web      site      is      at
          http://users.skynet.be/minkies/ [TNX ON9CGB]
GM     - Jurij/MMODFV and John/GMOWRR plan to operate  as MSODGR/p from  four
          EU-123 islands (namely  Fidra, Lamb,  Craigleith and  Bass Rock)  on
          20-23 March.  They  will  have two  transceivers  and  a  number  of
          portable antennas, and  will operate  on all  HF bands  CW, SSB  and
          digital modes. QSL via bureau or  direct to MMODFV (Jurij  Phunkner,
          P.O. Box  7469,  Glasgow,  G42  OYD,  Scotland,  UK).  Pictures  and
          information on the activity will be posted on http://www.scotham.net
          [TNX MM0DFV]
GW     - The Wrexham and District Amateur Radio Society will operate  special
          event station GB2WFS on 27 March, during this year's  "Scientriffic"
          Festival (www.wrexhamsf.com), as part of National Science week.  For
          further information and pictures of the previous two years'  events,
          please visit www.qsl.net/gb2wsf [TNX M1LCR]
HR     - Gerard, F2JD is again active as HR5/F2JD from Honduras until 14 May.
          He will operate on all bands SSB,  CW and RTTY. QSL via F6AJA.  Logs
          will be available at http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr [TNX F6AJA]
IS0    - After their activity from San Marino  [425DXN 667] William/N2WB  and
          Bill/W4WX will operate as IS0/N2WB (QSL via N2OO) and IS0/W4WX  (QSL
          via home call) from Sardinia on 22-27 March. Look for them on the HF
          bands on CW, SSB and RTTY. [TNX W4WX]
P4     - Andy, AE6Y will be active as P40Y from Aruba on 24-30 March, CQ  WPX
          SSB Contest included. QSL via home call. [TNX AE6Y]
TJ     - Roger, G3SXW and  Nigel, G3TXF will  be active (on  10-80 metres  CW
          only) as TJ3G from Cameroon between  23 March and  1 April. QSL  via
          G3TXF. [TNX The Daily DX]
TJ     - Jack, F6BUM has been issued  the call TJ3MC  fro his April  activity
          from Cameroon [425DXN 668]. He will be leaving France on 2 April and
          he plans to operate from  Mondoleh Island (AF-???)  on the 10th  and
          the 11th, between 7 UTC and 16 UTC only, because he will not be able
          to stay overnight on the island. In order to maximise the number  of
          IOTA chasers logged  he will operate  CW the first  day and SSB  the
          second day, on the usual IOTA frequencies. [TNX F6BUM]
VK     - VK6EWI is the callsign to be  used during the 21-27 March  operation
          from Woody Island (OC-170) [425DXN 670].  Richard, VK6TT has  joined
          the original team  of six operators.  Look for them  on or near  the
          standard IOTA  frequencies  on 40-10  metres.  QSL via  VK6NE.  [TNX
VP5    - K5CM, N5KW  and W5AO  will be  active  as VP5/homecalls  from  North
          Caicos (NA-002) from 23 March to  7 April. They will participate  in
          the CQ WPX SSB Contest (27-28 March)  as VP51V (yes, VP Five One  V)
          in the Multi-Single category. QSL VP51V  to P.O. Box 88, Morris,  OK
          74445-0088, USA; others direct to home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
VU     - Basappa/VU2NXM and Arasu/VU2UR  plan  to  operate,  possibly with  a
          special call, from  Elephanta Island in  the unnumbered  Maharashtra
          State group (AS-???) on 25-31 March. They hope to receive the  final
          authorization in the next few days. [TNX VU2UR and VU2NXM]
XX9    - Yul/VR2MY (XX9TMY) and Wong/VR2KW (XX9TVR) will be active (on 160-10
          metres, with an emphasis on the low bands) from Macao from 10 UTC on
          25 March until 1 UTC on the 27th. QSLs via VR2KW (direct only). [TNX
          the Daily DX]
YB     - Adhi, YC3MM will operate (on 15 metres only, mainly SSB) as  YC3MM/5
          from Batam  Island (OC-075)  on 20-21  March. QSL  via IZ8CCW.  [TNX
ZS8    - Ludwig Combrinck (ZS6WLC) and Pieter Stronkhorst (ZR6PSR), two staff
          members of  the  Hartebeesthoek Radio  Astronomy  Observatory  Space
          Geodesy Programme,  will conduct  a  scientific expedition  to  from
          Marion Island (AF-021) in April.  They will depart  on 1 April  and,
          depending on offloading  of equipment and  other work load,  amateur
          radio operations as ZS8MI will commence on the 7th until around  the
          30th. Plans are to operate SSB  (3750, 7080, 14195, 21295 and  28495
          kHz) and 15 wpm CW (3750,  7080, 14195, 21295  and 28495 kHz).  They
          expect to leave the island on 2 May. QSL via ZS6M (Bernardus  Roode,
          P.O. Box 158, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa). Further  information
          (including on-line logs and direct QSLling  policy) can be found  at
          http://www.hartrao.ac.za/geodesy/marionweb/main.html [TNX ZS6WLC]

HIMALAYAN TRIP ---> Jim, W4PRO will  be active as A52PRO from Bhutan  between
23 March and 3 April, and  as 9N7PRO (requested call)  from Nepal between  10
and 13 April. He plans to operate mainly CW  on all bands from Bhutan and  on
10, 15,  20,  40  and  80  metres from  Nepal.  Updates  will  be  posted  on
http://www.w4pro.net/ [TNX N8CH and The Daily DX]

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

5V7C ---> The  5V7C team from  Togo went QRT  around 13.30 UTC  on 13  March,
after about 17,500 QSOs. A full report on the expedition will be published at
www.5v7c.free.fr in due course. [TNX F5NQL]

9U5M ---> Michael, PA5M went QRT from Burundi on 16 March. Complete logs  for
9U5M and YI/PA5M are on  line at http://www.pa7fm.nl;  QSL via PA7FM  (Dennis
Robbemond, Loggerhof 11,  3181 NS  Rozenburg, The  Netherlands). Please  note
that 1 USD does not cover  postage for outside  Europe; direct cards  without
sufficient return postage will be replied to via the bureau. [TNX PA7FM]

BANABA AWARD ---> The Banaba Award  is meant to encourage stations  worldwide
to make as many contacts as possible  with the T33C expedition between 4  and
16 April. The  Banaba Trophy will  be awarded to  the station  who makes  the
highest number of band-mode contacts (there  are 27 possible band-modes  that
count toward the Trophy), while certificates  of merit will be available  for
working   T33C    on   5,    10   or    15   band    slots.   Please    visit
http://www.dx-pedition.de/banaba2004/ for full information. [TNX K6SRZ]

DXCC NEWS  ---> DXCC  Manager  Bill Moore  NC1L  reports that  the  following
operations from Iraq have been approved for DXCC credit: YI/NG5L (10 April  -
9 June  2003), YI9L  (formerly YI/NG5L,  10 June  2003 -  27 February  2004),
YI9LEK (from 25 January 2004), YI/PA5M (from 14 August 2003).

QSL 4U1UN ---> Mohamed, KA2TRD confirms  that HB9BOU is  the QSL manager  for
contacts made with 4U1UN on or after 12 March 2004. Cards for past operations
should be sent to the www.qrz.com address for 4U1UN.

QSL AY1ZA ---> Henry, LU4DXU reports  he is receiving  many direct cards  for
his activity from the South Orkneys without sufficient return postage. Please
note that owing to the high postal rates  in Argentina, 1 USD does not  cover
return mail to overseas. [TNX DL5EBE]

QSL HC8L ---> Randy, W5UE is the new QSL manager (direct and bureau) for  all
past and future HC8L activities. QSL status for this and other stations Randy
manages can  be  found  at  http://www.datasync.com/~w5ue/qsl-w5ue.html  [TNX

QSL VIA DL7AFS  ---> Please note  that the  correct address  for DL7AFS  (QSL
route  for  the  recent  VK9LB  and  VK9NB  operations)  is  Baerbel   Linge,
Eichwaldstrasse 86, D-34123  Kassel, Germany (the  address at  qrz.com is  no
longer valid). Cards can be sent either direct or through the DARC bureau; if
QSLling direct, do not forget that  1 USD does not  cover return postage  for
outside Europe. [TNX DL2FAG]

THE DAILY DX ---> Congratulations to Bernie McClenny, W3UR who celebrated the
seventh  anniversary  of  his  "The  Daily  DX"  on  17  March.  For  further
information on this first rate DX bulletin please check out  its homepage  at

+ SILENT KEY + Dragan, Z32XX reports  the untimely death of Vane, Z31RC,  who
passed away on 16 March at 48 years  of age. An active DXers and  contestman,
he was one of the founders of Z30M (Z37M).

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

LOGS:  On-line  logs   for  either   ZK3SB  and   5W0SB  are   available   at
        http://www.qsl.net/i2ysb [TNX I2YSB]
LOGS:  On-line log for YI9ZF at http://www.qsl.net. has been updated and  now
        includes contacts made through 14 March (20269 QSOs since 15 January).
        QSL via SM1TDE.
R1FJ:  On-line logs and  updates on the  current operation  from Franz  Josef
        Land can be found at http://www.dl6zfg.de/exp.htm [TNX DL6ZFG]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8MM       DL6UAA      HK0GU/1     DL7VOG      TZ6BOE      LA7OF
3B9C        FSDXA  (a)  HK5QGX      JA0MGR      UE4NNJ      RW4NJ
3B9C        RSGB   (b)  HR5/OH3JF   OH3OJ       UN50BF      UN7BF
3B9MM       DL6UAA      HS0ZDJ      W2YR        UN50E       UN2E
3DA0AX      N0AH        HZ1AB       K8PYD       UN8CK       RW6HS
3DA0CF      K5LBU       HZ1MD       PA2V        UN8PO       UN5PR
3DA0CG      W4GMY       J37K        AC8G        V26CW       KM9M
3DA0DM      W0DM        J88DR       G3TBK       V26DX       KU9C
3DA0WPX     ZS6WPX      JT1CS       JA0CGJ      V31AD       N5DD
3Z8Z        SP8AJC      JW0HZ       SQ5TA       V47KP       K2SB
4K9W        DL6KVA      KP2A        W3HNK       V73MJ       JF1NZW
5R8GZ       G3SWH       L24FF       EA7JX       V8JIM       G3SWH
5V7C        F5TVG       L45FF       EA7JX       V8NOM       GM4FDM
5X1CW       F6GQK       L59EOC      EA7JX       VB5C        VA5DX
5Z4DZ       PC1A   (c)  L73F        EA7JX       VI3GP       VK3ER
6Y8Z        W9IU        LQ0F        EA7JX       VK3FY       EA7JX
8P1A        NN1N        LU1ECZ      EA5KB       VK3FY/DU8   EA7JX
8Q7BC       OE1HBC      LU1FAM      AC7DX       VK4FRI      VK4FJ
9A80ABD     9A4A        LU5FF       EA7JX       VP5B        N2AU
9A80ADE     9A3KR       LW9EOC      EA7JX       VP5VAC      WA4JTK
9A80Z       9A3KR       LX7I        LX2AJ       VQ5A        KQ3V
9G1AA       PA3ERA      MM0LEO      W3LEO       VQ9GB       K7GB
9Q0AR       SM5BFJ      OD5QB       YO3FRI      WP3R        W3HNK
9Q1KS       F2YT        OD5UR       LZ1YE       XF4IH       XE1IH
A35DA       DL5DAN      OH0I        OH3BHL      XU7AJV      ON4AJV
A35DH       DH3WO       OH0R        OH2PM       XU7POS      ON4AJV
A35DJ       DJ2HD       OL7X        OK1XC       XU7TZG      ON6TZG
AY5FF       EA7JX       P40A        WD9DZV      XW1A        E21EIC
BV9O        BV8BC       P40L        W6LD        YA7X        DL1JJI
C91EP       SM0EPU      P40RH       W6FRH       YA8G        LA4YW
CN2R        W7EJ        PA3GIO/HI9  PA3GIO      YB0DPO      K5ZE
CO3JO       EA7JX       PJ2T        N9AG        YC3BDJ      IZ8CCW
D2DB        EA7JX       PS2T        W3HC        YI3Q        W3HNK
D2PFN       KK5DO       R1/UY0YU    US5WEP      YI9MD       W6OAT
D2U         EA7JX       R1FJ        DL6ZFG (d)  YI9RVT      KE4RVT
DP1ANF      RK1PWA      R1FJ        UA3AKO (e)  YN9HAU      EA7JX
EK60SB      RW6HS       RA6AX       W3HNK       YU0HST      YU1AST
EK6DZ       RW6HS       RW2F        DK4VW       YV1/K3UOC   W1AF
EK6LX       RW6HS       S07V        DK2WV       YV1DIG      EA7JX
EM1HO       I2PJA       SC1AG       SM6CTQ      YW1D        EA7JX
ER10ARM     ER1DA       SC3AG       SM6CTQ      YW6P        EA7JX
ET3TK       OK1CU       SC4AG       SM6CTQ      YX1DIG      EA7JX
EX2M        W3HNK       SC5AG       SM6CTQ      ZB2FX       G3RFX
EX8MLE      IK2QPR      SU1CS       9K2CS       ZC4CW       G3AB
EY8MM       K1BV        SU9BN       EA7FTR      ZD8I        G4LTI
FK8GX       W3HNK       T30ZF       DK2ZF       ZF2AH       W6VNR
FM5FJ       KU9C        T48RAC      VE3ESE      ZF2JC       NC8V
GB4SPD      GI0VLE      T94OM       K2PF        ZF2ZL       W8ERI
GB750CC     GW0ANA      TI8M        TI2KAC      ZK1SHJ      K6SHJ
GH0STH      G4DIY       TM7Z        F5CWU       ZK3HC       DL9HCU
HG2004HUN   HA1CW       TO5A        F5VHJ       ZP6Y        W3HNK
HI3TEJ      ON4IQ       TR8CA       F6CBC       ZS10RSA     KK3S

(a) direct
(b) bureau
(c) ex PA1AW
(d) all others
(e) Russia and CIS countries

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

BV8BC   Bill-Chen, P.O. Box 222, Taitung 950, Taiwan
CT1GFK  Antonio J. R. Guerreiro, Apartado 1111 - Zona Industrial, 8700-240
         Olhao, Portugal
DF8AN   Michael Noertemann, Neustadt 18, D-37154 Northeim, Germany
DL6ZFG  Rolf Rahne, P.O. Box 15, 39241 Gommern, Germany
EA7ADH  Francisco de la Serna Martinez, calle Cristobal Colon, 28A, 41710
         Utrera - Sevilla, Spain
F5TVG   Franck Savoldi, P.O. Box 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex, France
IK8PGM  Roberto Duca, Viale Europa 184, 80053 Castellammare di Stabia - NA,
SM6CTQ  Kjell Nerlich, Parkvagen 9, SE-546 33 Karlsborg, Sweden
UA3AKO  Victor Slabodchikov, P.O Box 867, Moscow, 119334, Russia
VA5DX   Doug Renwick, P.O. Box 50, Clavet, Saskatchewan S0K 0Y0, Canada
VE3ESE  Don Fisher, 48 Lucerne Dr., Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1B3, Canada
VK3ER   Eastern Mountain District Radio Club, P.O. Box 87, Mitcham 3132,
         Victoria, Australia
VK4FRI  P.O. Box 101, Laidley, QLD 4341, Australia
W6OAT   Rusty Epps, 651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA
XE1IH   Enrique Garcia Munive, P.O. Box 118-481, 07051 Mexico - D.F., Mexico
YU1AST  P.O. Box 76, 18106, Nis, Serbia and Montenegro


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