425 DX News issue #682

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                              425 DX News #682
                                29 May 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
                        (e-mail i121171@425dxn.org)

CT     - A multi-national  team  (CT1APE,  CT1CJJ,  CT1EEB,  CT1ILT,  CT2GLO,
          EA1CA, EA1DKV, EA4ABE, EA4ST, plus possibly  ON5NT and others)  will
          participate in  the  IOTA Contest  as  CS7T from  Ilha  da  Berlenga
          (EU-040). On-line logs and further information will be available  at
          http://www.qsl.net/cs7t (currently under construction). [TNX CT1EEB]
DL     - Look for DG1RUG/p, DL2SWW/p and DL2VFR/p to operate CW and SSB  from
          Usedom Island (EU-129, O-013 for the German Islands Award) on  29-31
          May. Weather permitting, they plan to  go and operate also from  one
          of the three lighthouses near Peenemuende/Usedom that count for  the
          WLH Award. QSL via bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
EA     - Special stations  EG1FAS, EG2FAS,  EG3FAS, EG4FAS,  EG5FAS,  EG6FAS,
          EG7FAS, EG8FAS and  EG9FAS will be  active on 30  May for the  Armed
          Forces Day. QSL via EA4FAS. [TNX EA7HBC]
EI     - The WestNet DX Group will be active  (on the HF bands and 6  metres)
          as EJ7NET from Inis Mor in the Aran Islands (EU-006) on 18-22  June.
          QSL via EI6FR. [TNX EI6FR]
EI     - The East Cork Radio Group (EI7M)  will join forces with the  Bristol
          Contest Group and participate in the IOTA contest as EJ2MT from  the
          Martello Tower on Bere Island (EU-121). QSL via bureau or direct  to
          EI6HB. [TNX EI7M]
EL     - Pat, EI5IF reports he  plans to operate  as EL/EI5IF from  Monrovia,
          Liberia from June  until November  or December.  He will  try to  be
          active as much as he can during his spare time.
F      - La Gazette du DX reports  that, commemorating the  war events of  60
          years ago, the  following special  stations will  be activated  from
          TM6JUN   31 May-13 June     Utah Beach Museum   QSL via F5RJM
          TM6OGM   3-7 June           Sarthe              QSL via F5NLX
          TM6BMC   5-6 June           Mont Canisy
          TM6OVS   6 June             Vassieu en Vercors  QSL via F5RPB
          TM6SME   6-20 June          Sainte Mere Eglise  QSL via F6IPS
          TM6OCH   19 June - 2 July                       QSL via F6KFW
G      - The   Royal    Signals   Amateur    Radio   Society's    web    site
          (http://www.rsars.org.uk/specevts.htm) reports the following special
          stations to be activated in  the next weeks  to commemorate the  war
          events of 60 years ago:
          GB6DD  (D-Day)               1-28 June
          GB60OL (Operation Overlord)  1-7 June
          GB4OL  (Operation Overlord)  3-7 June
          GB6OL  (Operation Overlord)  from 6 June for four weeks
          GB4OL  (Operation Overlord)  1-28 July
          GB6LOG (Liberation of Guam)  from 21 July for four weeks
          GB6LOP (Liberation of Paris) from 25 August for four weeks
HL     - Han/DS2GOO, Son/DS3HWS, Chae/DS5BSX, Choi/6K2CLF and others will  be
          active from Kadok Island (AS-081) on  18-20 June. They will  operate
          as homecall/5 (QSL via home call)  or D90HE/5 (QSL via DS2GOO)  with
          100w transceivers,  a  vertical  and  various  wire  antennas.  [TNX
I      - Alfio, IT9EJW  reports  that the  IF9RGE  operation  from  Favignana
          [425DXN 680], originally scheduled to  take place from  29 May to  2
          June, has been postponed to a later date.
I      - Simone, IV3NVN  is currently  active  as IG9/IV3NVN  from  Lampedusa
          (AF-019, IIA AG-001) and will participate  in the CQ WPX CW  Contest
          as IG9B.  QSL for  both  calls via  N1IBM,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
I      - Special station II5LDV  will be activated  (on all  bands, 6  metres
          included, SSB  and  CW)  on  29-30  May  from  Leonardo  da  Vinci's
          birthplace. All  of the  QSOs will  be confirmed  automatically  via
          bureau. [TNX IK5AFJ]
I      - Special event  station IO1PDT  will be  activated (by  I1HYW,  I1RB,
          I1YRL, IK1JNP, IK1MJG,  IK1QLD, IK1ZNN, IW1FYN,  IZ1CCE, IZ1CQY  and
          IZ1ESH)  from   Torino   on  2   June   for   the   Paralympic   Day
          (http://www./paralympicday.it). Operations  are  expected  to  start
          around 7 UTC. QSL direct to IZ1CCE. [TNX IZ1CCE]
I      - The IR1PL operation  from Portofino Lighthouse  [425DXN 681] is  now
          scheduled to take place on 19 and 20 June. QSL via IW1RHG, direct or
          bureau. [TNX IW1RHG]
I      - Vanni, IK4RUX reports he will operate  (HF bands SSB) as  IF9/IK4RUX
          from Favignana (EU-054,  IIA TP-011) on  19-26 June.  Side trips  to
          other islands in  the Egadis as  well as  lighthouse operations  are
          also possible. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
I      - Giovanni/IK8MRA, Enzo/IK8YTG,  Oreste/IZ8EDJ and  Luigi/IW8EQS  will
          participate in the IOTA Contest as IC8M from Licosa Island  (EU-031,
          IIA SA-001, ARLHS ITA-89).  QSL via IZ8EDJ,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
OZ     - Herb, OZ7SM will  be active from  Bornholm Island  (EU-030) on  1-18
          June. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Jim, PY7XC will be active on  SSB, CW and  digital modes as  PY7XC/p
          from Itamaraca Island (SA-046,  DIB-18) for the  month of June.  QSL
          via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
ST     - Michael, PA5M is now in Sudan and  will be active in his spare  time
          as ST2DX  for  about one  month.  He will  use  100 watts  into  his
          vertical from the hotel or a  10-element log periodic from his  work
          QTH. QSL via PA7FM. Further information,  on-line logs included,  at
          http://www.pa7fm.nl/ [TNX PA7FM]
VK     - Bill, VK4FW  has  had to  postpone  his announced  VK4FW/p  activity
          [425DXN 677] from Cumberland Island (OC-160). The operation has been
          rescheduled to take place on 5-6 June. QSL direct only via home call
          (Bill Horner, P.O. Box 513, Nambour, 4560, Australia). [TNX VK4FW]
VK9L   - The  Oceania  Amateur  Radio  DX  Group  (http://www.odxg.org/)   is
          organizing a DXpedition to Lord Howe (OC-004) to take place for  two
          weeks between 25  September and 16  October (dates  to be  finalized
          soon). Seven operators will  be QRV on  SSB, CW and  RTTY on all  HF
          bands and 6  metres from "a  very good operating  site with a  large
          open paddock available to  erect antennae". Plans  are to have  four
          stations on air (two around the clock and two as often as possible).
          Two operators  (one  CW operator  and  one YL  operator)  are  still
          needed; if  interested  in joining  the  team, please  contact  Bill
          Horner,  VK4FW  (vk4fw@westnet.com.au)  for  further  details.  [TNX
W      - W9IMS, the official  Amateur Radio  Club of  the Indianapolis  Motor
          Speedway,  is  conducting  a  special  event  operation  on  various
          frequencies and modes through 30 May. They will also operate special
          event  stations  for   the  other  two   races  that  complete   the
          Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Triple Crown, namely the United States
          Grand Prix (Formula One) on 20  June and the Brickyard 400  (NASCAR)
          on 8 August.  Operations will start  about three  weeks before  each
          race and end the  respective Race Days.  QSL direct to  Indianapolis
          Motor Speedway ARC, P.O. Box 18495, Indianapolis, IN 46218-0495, USA
          (stations outside the US may QSL via the bureau).
W      - Peter, W1DAD and Jeanne, K1MOM will operate as K1D between 5 and  20
          June celebrate Kid's  Day (4 January)  and Amateur Radio  Awareness.
          Look for them on 28370, 21370,  14270, and 7230 kHz. QSL via  W1DAD,
          direct (Peter Schipelliti, 7 Dearborn Ridge Rd, Atkinson, NH  03811,
          USA) or bureau. [TNX W1DAD]

CQ WPX  CW    CONTEST  --->  The  following  stations  have  announced  their
participation in this year's event (29-30 May):
6Y  - Felipe, NP4Z as 6Y4OJ (Single operator QRP) from Jamaica. QSL via WC4E.
9H  - Con, DF4SA  as 9H3MM  (on 10-40  metres low  power) from  Gozo  Island,
       Malta. QSL via DF4SA (cards will  be sent automatically via the  bureau
       after the contest).
9M6 - Toivo, ES2RR as 9M6A (SOAB) from East Malaysia. QSL via N2OO.
9M8 - Mirek, VK6DXI as  9M8DX (probably SOSB  Low Power)  from Kuching,  East
       Malaysia. QSL via DL4DBR.
A4  - Alex, YO9HP as A45WD (SOSB 20m) from Oman. QSL via YO9HP.
A6  - G3SXW, K1ZZ,  K3EST,  PY5EG,  S50A,  S53R,  SM0CXU,  W6OAT,  W6OSP  and
       possibly others as A61AJ (Multi-Multi) from  the United Arab  Emirates.
       QSL via  K2UO (Americas) or DJ2MX (others).
CE  - Carlos, NP4IW/6 and Bob, K4UEE as XR0F from Chile.
CO  - Juan Carlos, CO8TW  as SOSB (20  metres) Low Power  from Cuba. QSL  via
       IZ8CCW; logs will be available at http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/
D4  - Al, 4L5A as D4B (SOAB High Power) from Cape Verde. QSL via K1BV.
EA6 - Announced operations from the Balearic Islands include:
       * Julio/EA3AIR, Wolf/OE2VEL and Juan/EA5BM as ED6IB (or AM6IB or AN6IB)
       in the Multi-Single category. QSL via EA6IB.
       * Jukka, OH2BR as EA6/OH2BR/P (SOAB Low Power). QSL via home call.
ET  - Michal, OK1HWB as ET3TK (SOSB 40 m) from Ethiopia. QSL via OK1CU.
HL  - HL2UOK, DS3DGA  and  DS5EVU/3 as  D80HQ/3  from South  Korea.  QSL  via
IS0 - Franc, S59AA as IS0/S52A (SOAB) from Sardinia. QSL via home call.
JW  - LA5LJA as JW3R from Svalbard. QSL via LA3R, direct or bureau.
KP2 - N4ES and N4ESS as WP2Z from the Virgin Islands. QSL via KU9C.
LA  - Rosel, DL3KWR  as  SJ9WL from  the  Morokulien station  on  the  border
       between Sweden and Norway. QSL via SM5DJZ.
OH0 - Announced operations from the Aland Islands include:
       * OH5DX as OH0Z, probably as  a SOSB entry on either  20 or 40  metres.
       QSL via OH5DX.
       * Toni, OH2UA as OH0B (SOAB High Power). QSL via OH2BH.
OJ0 - SM5AJV, SM0GNS, SM5HJZ and SM0HPL  as OJ0SM from  Market Reef. QSL  via
P4  - LY2CY and LY2TA as P40X from Aruba. QSL via LY2TA.
PJ4 - YL2KL, YL3CW, YL2GM, YL2GQT, YL2VW and  K7GEX as PJ4U (Multi-Two)  from
       Bonaire. QSL via YL2KL.
SM  - Hardy, DL3KWF  as  LG5LG from  the  Morokulien station  on  the  border
       between Sweden and Norway. QSL via SM5DJZ.
SV  - Announced operations from Greece include:
       * Tomi/HA4DX, Laci/HA0HW and Geza/HA4XG as J47DX, J47HW and J47XG.  QSL
       via home calls, bureau or direct.
       * The  Northern  Greece Contest  Team  (http://www.qsl.net/sv2ngct)  as
       J42T. QSL via SV2BFN.
SV9 - HB9IQB as J49PM (SOSB 15m Low Power) from Crete. QSL via home call.
T9  - T93M,  T93Y,  T94DX   (DJ2MX),  T97M  and   possibly  others  as   T93M
       (Multi-Single) from Bosnia. QSL via DJ2MX.
UR  - Nikolay, UX0FF as  EN35F from  Ukraine. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
VP5 - W5AO and K4RO as VQ5V (Multi-Single)  from the Turks & Caicos  Islands.
       QSL to P.O. Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088, USA.
VP9 - Lou, K1YR as VP9/K1YR (SOAB Low Power) from Bermuda. QSL via home call.
YI  - Kaspars, YI9ZF (YL1ZF)  as HN0Z  (SOAB Low  Power) from  Iraq. QSL  via
YU  - Rodja, YZ1AA as YZ200A (the special  callsign he will be using  through
       the end of the year). QSL via home call, direct
       (Rodoljub  Rankovic,  P.O.   Box  17,  11550   Lazarevac,  Serbia   and
       Montemegro) or bureau.
Z3  - Venci, Z32AF as SOSB from Macedonia. QSL via N8RKA.
ZC4 - Andy, G3AB as ZC4/G3AB from the Eastern Sovereign Base Area of  Cyprus.
       QSL via home call.
Give a look to the Announced  Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K  at
and visit http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com for the rules.

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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> DL5NAM is  not the QSL  manager for  ST2BSS, cards  are
being returned to the sender. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

QSL 3D2CC --->  Fred, 3D2CC is  no longer QRV  from OC-121,  but Russ,  VE6VK
still has a  few of his  old cards. QSL  direct only  (with 1  USD for  North
American stations, 2 USD or 1 new IRC for overseas) to Russ. A. Wilson,  1235
Richland Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 5M5, Canada. [TNX VE6VK]

QSL AH8A  ---> Ron,  AC7DX reports  that cannot  confirm QSOs  made after  24
October 2002 because he has been unable  to secure AH8A's logs for 19  months
QSL VIA N1DG ---> Don Greenbaum, N1DG will no longer reply to bureau requests
for the following stations: A61X, A61AO, A61AQ and A61AD. "Since 1989 I  have
answered over  55,000 bureau  cards for  these stations  at a  personal  cost
exceeding $2,000.00",  he  says.  "The  advent of  LOTW  now  makes  this  an
unnecessary expense". If  a paper QSL  is still required,  send your  request
direct with SAE and return postage.

QSL VIA VK4AAR ---> Alan, VK4AAR  reports that the QSL  cards for the  recent
IOTA operations from Viney (VK6AN, OC-0266) and Pasco (VK6LI, OC-071) islands
have been printed. Requests received so far are being processed and will  all
be in the mail very shortly. QSL direct only to Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box  421,
Gatton, 4343, Australia. [TNX VK4AAR]

+ SILENT KEY + The Portuguese amateur radio community mourns the loss of Raul
Costa, CT1BBR, who has passed away  at 83 years of age.  A keen CW  operator,
"he was a mentor for many of us", Manuel Marques, CT1BWW says.

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

AS-067: A photo gallery for the recent operation from Uji Island (AS-067) can
         be  found   at   http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage067uji.htm  [TNX
F6BUM:  The Cameroon page on Jack's web site (http://www.f6bum.fr.st) is  now
         available in either French and English language. Cards for his recent
         TJ3MC are expected to arrive soon from the printer. [TNX F6BUM]
LOGS:   Juan, EA9IE celebrates this  year his Silver  Jubilee on the  amateur
         radio bands  and  has made  all  of his  212,576  QSOs  available  at
         http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.html. QSL direct  or bureau: if  QSLling
         direct, you can send cards for either CN2MP and EA9AM (his wife's two
         callsigns) in the same envelope. [TNX EA9IE]

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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2XX       W6YOO       HS72B       E20NTS      SY8DX       SV2DGH
4K6OF       UA3FDX      IR8DX/p     IK8VRH      TA1ED/0     TA1ED
4S7DRG      DK9DR       IY4FGM      IK4UPU      TA3BN/0     TA3BN
4U1UN       HB9BOU      J47DX       HA4DX       TA3FB/0     TA3FB
5H3EE       DL4SM       J47HW       HA0HW       TL8ALD      W1DV
6W4RK       F5NPS       J47XG       HA4XG       TL8DV       W1DV
6W8CK       DH7WW       J48DX       HA4DX       TM1X        F4EEK
8P6GY       KU9C        J48HW       HA0HW       TM4P        F6CXJ
8Q7AV       DK6AV       J48XG       HA4XG       TM5B        F5XX
8S0ITU      SK0CC       J79FWW      SM0FWW      TM5CC       F6KKH
9M2TK       JA7IV       J79XBI      SM0XBI      TM9GS       F8KKV
9M6AAC      N2OO        JW1CCA      LA1CCA      TU2OJ       F5IPW
A61AS       YO3FRI      JW5LJA      LA5LJA      TU2WL       IN3ASW
AO0FL       EA4RCU      JW7FJA      LA7FJA      UE6MAS      UA6MC
AP2NK       W3HNK       JY8MZ       S51GL       UN9PW       UN5PR
AX3ITU      VK3ER       KH0Y/TG9    JA1WSX      V63DX       JA7HMZ
C30CAN      DF6EJ       KH0Y/YS     JA1WSX      VC6X        VE6BF
CN2OA       F3OA        LU1DZ/Q     EA3RE       VE7KVL      VA7DP
CO6FU       EA5KB       LZ2TU       WB2RAJ      W2H         W2HC
CP4BT       EA5KB       LZ35ZF      LZ1ZF       W8XGI/KH2   JA1XGI
D44TT       K1BV        MM0BNN/P    M0BNN       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
D77A        DS3EXX      OD5/I1HJT   I1HJT       XX9TST      VR2ZST
D90HS       DS2LGK      OH0EC       DL1EKC      YA1AB       pirate
DU3NXE      W3HNK       OH0I/OJ0    OH3BHL      YA1D        JG1OWV
ED1LYF      EA1AUM      OH0PM       OH2PM       YI9MC       N2OO
ED1SPR      EA1URV      OJ0VR       OH1VR       YI9RVT      KE4RVT
ED5AEF      EA5FHK      ON8CE       ON7VZ       YI9WRV      N4ZNH
ED7IPE      EA7GOG      P40KI       N2KI        YI9ZF       SM1TDE
ED8GCR      EA8AKN      RP1ZM       RZ1ZZZ      YN4SU       TI4SU
EG1PAL      EA1EUR      RP9XPS      RV9XJ       YS1EJ       W4GJ
EJ4GK/p     EI4GK       S79DF       IV3TDM      Z21FO       K3PD
EM1HO       I2PJA       SN3KR       SP3VT       Z21HL       G8VHB
ET3TK       OK1CU       SNOLED      SP3OL  (a)  Z22JD       K3PD
EV60OB      EW1ABA      SNOLED      SP3POH (b)  Z22JE       K3PD
FO/F6CTL    F6CTL       SV5/SM8C    SM0CMH      ZC4DG       G0OAB
FO/ON4AXU   ON4AXU      SV9/OZ5IPA  OZ5AAH      ZD8I        G4LTI
GM3YOG/P    G3YOG       SX7A        bureau      ZF2AM       K6AM
GM6TW/P     G0UZP       SX8A        bureau      ZV10AS      PY2DBU
HC1AJQ      EA7FTR      SX9A        bureau      ZW10AS      PT2ADM

(a) direct   (b) bureau

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

DF4SA   Cornelius Paul, Adelberger Weg 3, D-73104 Breech, Germany
F4EEK   Jean-Philippe Herbouille, 12 rue Francois Mauriac, 16100 Cognac,
IN3ASW  Gianni Fattore, Via del Sera' 4, 38051 Borgo Valsugana- TN, Italy
JA4GXS  Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho, Yamaguchi 753-0038, Japan
OH1VR   Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, 33100 Tampere, Finland
ON4AXU  Gerard Dijkers, Hobosstraat 28, 3900 Overpelt, Belgium
OZ5AAH  Preben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, DK-3300 Frederiksvaerk, Denmark
PT2ADM  Gustavo de Faria Franco, Sqs 210 Bl "E" Apt 501, Brasilia 70273-050 -
         DF, Brazil
SM0FWW  Leif Lindgren, Brantingsgatan 54/21, SE-11535 Stockholm, Sweden
SM0XBI  Seth Sjoestroem, Asavaegen 10, SE-13244 Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden
VE6BF   Bill Metcalfe, 5704 48 Avenue, Beaumont, AB T4X 1C3, Canada
W1DV    David A. Vittum, 5 Resthaven Drive, Phelps, NY 14532, USA
XQ3BRN  Sergio Curina, Juan Bautista Pastene 3101, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

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