425 DX News issue #683

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                              425 DX News #683
                                4 June 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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CE0_ei - Scott, AC3A will  operate (on  40-10 metres  with an  emphasis on  6
          metres) as CE0/AC3A from Easter Island  (SA-001) on 20-24 June.  QSl
          via home call. [TNX AC3A]
CT     - CT1GFK, CT1GPQ,  CT2ITZ and  CT2IUA will  operate as  CS0RCL/P  from
          Pessegueiro Island (EU-167) on 11-13 June.  QSL via CS0RCL  (bureau)
          or CT1GFK (direct). Further information at http://www.qsl.net/ct1gfk
          [TNX Boletim Portugues de DX]
CT     - Special call CS5E will be  used on 12  June from Gibalta  Lighthouse
          (ARLHS POR-022, DFP FES-09). Expect  activity on 10,  15, 20 and  40
          metres SSB. QSL via CT1CSY. [TNX CT1END]
CT     - Joe, DL8HCZ  will  be active  as  CQ14HZE (special  prefix  for  the
          Football European Championship)  from Portugal  from 12  June and  3
          July. He plans to operate on 20-20 metres, plus 6 and 2 metres,  SSB
          and CW. Special QSL direct  to Funk-Telegramm, Gruetzmuehlenweg  23,
          D-22339 Hamburg, Germany or via bureau to DL8HCZ. [TNX DL8HCZ]
EA8    - Look for Herman, EA8/ON4QX to operate on all bands mostly RTTY  from
          Gran Canaria (AF-004) on 12-26 June. QSL via home call. [TNX ON4QX]
F      - Special event station TM6ACO will be activated on all bands SSB  and
          CW on 5-13 June for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. QSL via F6KFI.  Further
          information at http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/ [TNX F5TJC]
F      - Michel, F6IPS will  operate as TM6SME  (TM6 Sainte  Mere Eglise)  on
          6-20 June for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. QSL via home call. [TNX
          La Gazette du DX]
F      - Francois, F8DVD will participate in the IOTA Contest (24-25 July) as
          TM8N from  Noirmoutier Island  (EU-064, DIFM  AT-20). QSL  via  home
          call, either direct  (Francois Bergez, 6  rue de  la Liberte,  71000
          Macon, France)  or through  the bureau.  If QSLling  direct,  please
          enclose 1 IRC,  or 1 USD  (Europe) or 2  USD (outside Europe).  [TNX
FO     - Vincent, F5MJV is  in the  French Navy  and will  be touring  French
          Polynesia, the  Marquesas  and the  Austral  Islands  for  one  year
          starting on 1 July. A FO5 callsign has been applied for and he plans
          to operate in his spare time mainly CW with 100 watts and a vertical
          antenna. Vincent  expects to  visit and  operate from  various  IOTA
          groups, including a few rare ones. Further information will be given
          in due course. QSL via F5NQL, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
G      - Chris, G1VDP plans to operate from  The Lizard Lighthouse  (ENG-068)
          on 26 July and Trevose Head  Lighthouse (ENG-157) on 2 August.  Look
          for him on or around 7064 kHz in  his mornings and 21265 kHz in  his
          afternoons. If he can get his  G5RV erected, he will try also  14263
          kHz. [TNX G1VDP]
GD     - Members of the Wrexham and District ARS will be operating as  GB4IOM
          and GB4SPT from Scarlett Point, a disused Coast Guard look out tower
          on the  Isle of  Man (EU-116),  on 1-8  September. They  plan to  be
          active on all HF Bands (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and some SSTV) with three
          stations, plus  50Mhz, 70Mhz,  144Mhz  and 432Mhz,  with  particular
          attention being paid  to 160 and  80 metres. QSL  via the bureau  or
          direct  to   M1LCR.  Th   web  site   for   the  operation   is   at
          http://www.gb4iom.co.uk [TNX NG3K]
GM     - Weather permitting, Peter, GM3OFT will operate  on 15-80 metres  SSB
          as GM3OFT/P from several islands - namely Bressay, West Burra,  East
          Burra, Trondra, Papa Stour, Vaila, Foula, Outer Skerries, Unst, Uyea
          (on 27-28 June, first time activation), Linga (on 28-29 June,  first
          time activation), Fetlar, Yell, Whalsay, Muckle  Roe and Mainland  -
          in the  Shetlands (EU-012)  from 17  June to  1 July.  His  detailed
          itinerary is  available at  http://www.gmdx.org.uk/iosa/shet2004.pdf
          [TNX GM3OFT]
HB0    - Dov, 4Z4DX will be active as  HB0/M0DOV from Liechtenstein on  27-28
          June. He plans to concentrate on RTTY/PSK31 and the WARC bands.  QSL
          via 4Z4DX. [TNX NG3K]
HI     - ON4IQ, ON4QX, HI8ROX and HI3TEJ will participate in the IOTA Contest
          as HI3/ON4QX from Hispaniola (NA-096),  Dominican Republic. QSL  via
          ON4QX. [TNX ON4QX]
I      - Look for IA5/IK5PWQ,  IA5/IK5WOB and  IA5/IK5XCT to  be active  from
          Elba Island (EU-028, IIA LI-001) for about 12 hours on 13 June. They
          plan to operate on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30 and 40 metres CW and  SSB.
          QSL via home calls. [TNX IK5PWQ]
I      - IK2DUV, IK2UVT and  IK4JPR will  operate from  Palmaria Island  (not
          IOTA, IIA SP-001) on 18-21 June. Main activity on 6 metres, but they
          will operate on the HF bands as well. QSL via bureau. [TNX IK2DUV]
I      - ARI Ancona will operate special station IY6GM from Monte  Cappuccini
          (WAIL MA-003,  ARLHS  ITA-104) on  6-10  August. The  activity  will
          celebrate the 100th  anniversary of the  experiments carried out  by
          Guglielmo Marconi from that place. QSL  via I6GFX, direct (P.O.  Box
          122, 60100 Ancona - AN, Italy) or bureau. [TNX I6GFX]
IS0    - Freddy, IZ1EPM reports he will operate  again as II0P from  Sardinia
          (EU-024, JN41OF) from July to September. His main focus will be on 6
          metres, but he will operate on HF  as well, with an emphasis on  the
          WARC bands. He also plans to participate in several contests.
OZ     - Look for Jakob, OZ7AEI to be active as OZ7AEI/P from Jegindo  Island
          (EU-171, NJ-006) on 5  June. He plans  to start around  7 UTC on  40
          metres and  to QSY  on 20m  later.  Further information  on  Jakob's
          island   and    lighthouse    operations    can    be    found    at
          http://oz7aei.qrz.dk [TNX OZ7AEI]
OZ     - OZ1HQ will  be the  Experimenterende Danske  Radioamatoerer's  (EDR)
          Headquarter station during this year's  IARU HF Championship  (10-11
          July).   QSL    via    OZ1ACB.   Details    can    be    found    at
          http://www.oz0j.dk/oz1hq [TNX OZ0J]
PY     - ZX7AA and ZW7AA will be aired on all bands and modes from  Fortaleza
          Dos Reis Magos on 11-13 June.  QSL via PS7KC, direct (P.O. Box  251,
          59010-970 Natal - RN, Brazil) or bureau. [TNX PS7AB]
S7     - Davide, IZ3EFL  is currently  active as  S79DF from  the  Seychelles
          (AF-024). Look for him during his evening hours on 20 metres SSB. He
          expects to  remain there  for  quite some  time  and he  might  also
          operate from Aldabra (AF-025). QSL via IV3TDM, direct or bureau.
SV9    - Panos, SV8DTL  will  operate  (on  20,  15,  10  and  6  metres)  as
          SV9/SV8DTL from  Crete (EU-015)  on 5-15  June. QSL  via home  call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX SV8DTL]
VP9    - Tom, W9AEB  reports  he  will  operate  as  VP9/W9AEB  from  Bermuda
          (NA-005) until 11 June. QSL via WF9V.
W      - The Jefferson Amateur Radio Club will operate as W5D on 5-6 June  to
          commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. The special event station
          will be  located  in  the  National  D-Day  Museum  in  New  Orleans
          (http://www.ddaymuseum.org/) and will be  on the air  from 14 to  23
          UTC each day. QSL via W5GAD (Jefferson Amateur Radio Club, P.O.  Box
          73665, Metarie, LA 70033, USA). [TNX F5NQL]

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

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2004  ---> Ham  Radio (the  biggest  amateur radio  event  in
Europe) 2003  will take  place at   Friedrichshafen  on 25-27  June.  Further
information is available at

NEW 9A  AWARDS --->  The  Croatian Counties  Award  is for  working  stations
located in the 21 Croatian counties  and the Worked 9A  DIG Members Awars  is
for contacting Croatian members  of the Diplom  Interesse Gruppe (DIG).  Both
the awards are issued to  either licensed amateur  radio operators and  SWLs.
Please visit http://www.qsl.net/9a7k  for full  details or  e-mail the  Award
Manager   Kresimir   Juratovic,   9A7K   (kresimir.juratovic@kc.htnet.hr   or
9a7k@hamradio.hr). [TNX 9A7K]

QSL NA-220 ---> The QSL cards for OX/DL2SWW and OX/DL2VFR (Maniitsoq  Island)
have been printed  and requests are  being processed right  now. Please  note
that direct requests must include 2 USD or 1 new IRC for non Europeans, 1 USD
or 1 new IRC for  Europeans. Direct cards  without sufficient return  postage
will be replied to via bureau.  Correct addresses for either DL2SWW (the  one
at   www.qrz.com    is    wrong)    and    DL2VFR    can    be    found    at
http://www.iota-expedition.com [TNX DL2VFR]

QSL UK/JI2MED ---> The preferred QSL route is to JI2MED via the JARL  bureau.
Direct cards should be sent  to Manabu Shimoyashiro,  107-B Amir Temur  str.,
Tashkent 70084, Uzbekistan. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL V8JIM ---> Phil, G3SWH reports that all the direct QSL requests  received
to date have been processed and that the cards themselves will be mailed over
the course of the next few days.

QSL XU7ACE ---> Cards for  all of XU7ACE's  operations (including the  latest
one in May) can be received through Oleg, ES1RA (XU7ARA). His address is Oleg
Mir, P.O. Box 806, 11702 Tallinn, Estonia. [TNX ES1RA]

ZT6T ---> This special callsign, issued  at the very last  minute on 28  May,
was used by Vlado, ZS6MG  on 40 metres  during the CQ  WPX CW Contest.  Vlado
says thet the "new callsign will be used only in international HF  contests".
QSL via ZS6MG  (Vladimir Karamitrov, P.O.  Box 1788,  Bramley 2018,  Gauteng,
South Africa).

+ SILENT  KEY +  The IOTA  community mourns  the passing  of Rurik  Lonnroth,
OH2QQ, who died on 27 May at 78 years of  age. A keen IOTA enthusiast for  30
years, Rurik ranked  among the 50  top island chasers  in the  world and  his
callsign will be dearly missed in  the pile-ups. Condolences  can be sent  to
his surviving  wife Irmeli  Lonnroth,  Marjalehdentie 9,  SF-00930  Helsinki,
Finland. [TNX SM5DJZ]

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

QSL ROUTES:    QSL routes for stations active during the latest CQ WW WPX  CW
                Contest listed at http://www.contesting.info [TNX DL/VE3ZIK]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8CF, 3B9FR, 3C0V, 3D2YU,  3DA0CG,
4L6AM, 4V200YH,  5U4R,  5U7JB,  5V7C,  5W0IR,  5W0SB,  5Z4HT,  8P6EX,  9L1AB,
9M2/G3TMA (AS-074), 9M2/GM4YXI, 9Q0AR, 9Q1A,  9U5M, 9V0A, 9V1UV,  9Y4/DL7AFS,
AB9DU/VE1 (NA-010), AH3D, C21HC, C6AKQ, CE0ZZZ, CN2R, CP4BT, D44AC  (AF-086),
D88S, DP1ANF (AN-010), EM1HO (AN-006), EP2MKO,  EP4SP, ER10ARM, ER1DA,  ES5Q,
ET3TK, EZ8BO,  F6HQP/P  (EU-095), FG/EA2RY,  FG5DH,  FG5FC,  FG5FR,  FM/T93M,
FO/OH6KN, FO5EM, FO5VO,  FY5FY, FY5KE, H40T  (OC-100), H44LB (OC-047),  H44ZG
(OC-047), HH4/K9MDO, HH6/DM2AYO (NA-149),  HK0GU (NA-049), HK6PSG,  HR5/F2JD,
J38AA, J6/G3XAQ, J6DX, J79BK, JD1BLK (AS-031), JT1CO, JY9QJ, K2ZR/4 (NA-079),
KE6TNN/YI0, KL7J, LX1DA/6W,  LZ03KM, MU/SP5LCC,  MZ5A, OZ/DL1EBR/p  (EU-171),
P29VVB (OC-025  and  OC-034), P40Y,  R0AEM,  R1AEM, R1ANF/VP8,  R6AEM,  RG9A,
RN6BY, RW2F, S9SS,  SV9CVY, T30M, T30NN,  T32KV, T32WW,  T94FC, TF3GB,  TF3W,
TJ3G, TO4E,  TO4WW, UA0QJG/0  (AS-029), UK8OAR,  V25YL, V26B,  V31JP,  V31LW,
V73NS, VI5BR  (OC-228),  VK6AN (OC-266),  VK6EWI  (OC-170),  VK6LI  (OC-071),

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