425 DX News issue #685

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                              425 DX News #685
                                19 June 2004
                           Edited by I1JQJ&IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information
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9H - Jun, OE1ZKC (JH4RHF) will be active as 9H3RH from Malta (EU-023) from 25 J
uly to 8 August. He plans to operate on 40-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV on
                     request. QSL via OE1ZKC. [TNX OE1ZKC]
EA - Paco, EA1YY and Carlos, EA1ABS will participate in the IOTA Contest as EA1
YY/P and EA1ABS/P from Isla de la Deva (EU-142). They plan to concentrate on 20
               and 40 metres SSB. QSL via home calls. [TNX EA5KY]
EA8 - The Gran Canaria DX Group will operate SSB and CW as ED8GCR from Roque de
l Burrero (AF-004, DIE S-349) on 20 June for the DIE Contest. QSL via bureau to
                              EA8AKN. [TNX EA8AKN]
EA8 - Special event station ED8ERC will be activated by EA8ZS and others on 3-1
0 July to celebrate the second Canarias HamRadio Meeting (Encuentro de Radioafi
cionados de Canarias). Activity will be on all HF bands SSB, CW and possibly PS
K/RTTY and there will be one APRS station on air. [TNX EA8CAC] F - Special stat
ion TM0GP will be aired (on 10-80 metres CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSB) from 20 June
through 4 July for the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Magny-Cours. QSL via bureau to F
                               5KCH. [TNX F5JFU]
F - Derek, F5VCR and other operators from F6KHM Amateur Radio Club will partici
  pate in the IOTA Contest from Ouessant Island (EU-065) as TM4Z. [TNX F5VCR]
FO - FO5RN is the callsign issued to Vincent, F5MJV [425DXN 683]. He is in the
French Navy and will be touring the Pacific for one year starting on 1 July. Un
til mid September he will operate as FO5RN/p from Tahiti (OC-046), French Polyn
esia. Then he will visit East Kiribati - T32 (Christmas Island, OC-024), Hawaii
 KH6 - (OC-019), the Marshall Islands - V73 (Majuro, OC-029), Micronesia V6 (Po
hnpei, OC-010), the Philippines - DU (Luzon, OC-042), Palau T8 (Koror, OC-009),
 West Kiribati - T30 (Tarawa, OC-017) and American Samoa - KH8 (Tutuila, OC 045
). He will return to Tahiti around Christmas. QSL via F5NQL, direct or bureau.
                                  [TNX F5NQL]
G - The RSGB HQ station will again operate in the IARU Radiosport contest (10-1
1 July) from 10 different locations around the UK, looking to improve on last y
ear's second place. Awards can be gained by working GB5HQ on a minimum of 3, 6,
 9 or all 12 band/modes. Further details can be found at http://www.gb5hq.com.
                           QSL via G3TXF [TNX G4BUO]
GM - Andre, GM3VLB (http://www.gm3vlb.com) and Alex, GM0DHZ will visit and oper
ate from several islands in the Outer Hebrides (EU-010) starting on 22 June unt
il around 7 July. Side trips to the Monach Islands (EU-111) and St. Kilda (EU-0
59) are also planned, but it is impossible to give precise details or dates as
operations will depend on availability of transport and above all on weather co
             nditions. QSL direct only to home calls. [TNX GM3VLB]
HL - Operators from HL0C (Hanyang University Wave Research Club) will be active
 (on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and RTTY) as HL0C/4 from Cheju Island (AS
                -026) on 21-26 June. QSL via HL0C. [TNX HL1UVH]
I - Roberto/IK8BIZ, Salvatore/IZ8CLM and Alfonso/IZ8EFK will operate (on HF and
 6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY) as IF9/IQ8BI from Levanzo Island (EU-054, IIA TP-00
9, MIA MI-050) on 18-20 June. QSL via IQ8BI or IZ8CLM, direct or bureau. [TNX I
KH0 - Look for Jim, KG8RP/KH0; Nao, NA8O/KH0; Yutaka, KH0/JQ2GYU; Koko, KH0/JM1
MAC and Tomi, WH6CZC/KH0 to be active (on 40-6 metres) from Saipan, Northern Ma
rianas (OC-086) on 9-12 July. QSL KG8RP/KH0 via 7K4QOK, NA8O/KH0 via JK1FNL, WH
           6CZC/KH0 via JF1UMK, others via home calls. [TNX JJ1BDX]
OJ0 - A group from the World Wide Young Contesters (WWYC) will be active as OJ0
YC from Market Reef (EU-053) on 23-26 September. The operators will be OZ1AA, O
H6GDX, SM3WMV and KU5B; they plan to operate on all bands and modes and to part
icipate in the SAC (Scandinavian Activity Contest) SSB. QSL via OH6GDX (Patrik
Willfor, Langviksgatan 24 B13, FI - 65100 Vasa, Finland). Full details on the o
        peration are available at http://oj0yc.m3php.net/ [TNX OH6GDX]
OZ - Jakob, OZ7AEI (http://oz7aei.qrz.dk) will operate as OZ7AEI/P from both th
e Sillerslev lighthouses (DEN-064 and DEN-065) on Mors Island (EU-171, DIA NJ-0
02) on 20 June. Look for him on 40 and 20 metres starting around 9 UTC. [TNX OZ
SM - Martin, SM0DTK will be active as SM0DTK/1 from Gotland Island (EU-020) fro
m 24 June until 22 August. Skeds are accepted at sm0dtk@passagen.se [TNX SM0DTK
SM - Thomas, DL5MO (http://www.dl5mo.de) reports he will operate holiday style
as SM6/DL5MO from EU-043 on 12-23 July. He plans to focus on 40, 30 and 20 metr
es. QSL via home call. SM - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active (on 10-80 metres, CW a
nd SSB) as 7S5A from Stora Alo island (EU-177) on 21-28 July, IOTA Contest incl
uded. QSL via SM4DDS, direct or bureau. [TNX SM4DDS] ST - Michael, ST2DX (PA5M)
 will be leaving Sudan on 10 July. He is using a 10-element log periodic for 30
-6m metres and a long wire for 40-160m. Michael is having problems with his key
er and therefore operates more SSB than CW. QSL via PA7FM (direct requests from
 outside Europe should include 1 IRC or 2 USD); on-line log at http://www.pa7fm
                               .nl/ [TNX PA7FM]
SV - Daniele, IK0REH will operate (on 10-80 metres mainly CW) as SV8/IK0REH/P f
rom Zakynthos (EU-052) until 1 July. QSL via www.qrz.com [TNX IK0REH] UA - UE4L
KW and UE4LPR will be aired from 18 June to 2 July during the "Volga Cup" saili
ng regatta (http://www.volgacup.ru). There are also plans to visit and operate
  from a few islands located in the river Volga. QSL via UA4LCH. [TNX UA4LCH]
UA - Dima/RA0LQ, Oleg/RW0LL and Mike/UA0MF will operate as UE0LLH from the ligh
thouse (LH-2159) on Askol'd Island (AS-066, RDA PK-39) on 2-5 July, WLH Contest
                             included. [TNX UA0MF]
UA - Nick, RA1QQ and Dmitrij, RW1ZZ plan to operate as RA1QQ/1 and RW1ZZ/P from
 a few islands (possibily including Sosnovets, EU-161) and lighthouses in the B
arents Sea in early July. QSL via home calls. [TNX RA1QHJ] UR - UT3UZ, UT3UV, U
T4UO, UT7UW, UT5UAE, UT4UAA and UT4UBS will be active (on 80-6 metres CW and SS
B) as UT7UZZ/p from Ivankiv (URDA KO-16) and Poles'ke (URDA KO-25) districts on
                     18-20 June. QSL via UT3UZ. [TNX UT3UZ]
UR - UT0VE, UR5VAK, UR5VQG, EW2GI plan to operate from the Ukrainian islands of
 Zmytnycia (UIA DN-119) and Lypivski (UIA DN-044) between 19 and 25 June. [TNX
VE - Nenad, VE3EXY will operate as VE3EXY/2 from Zone 2 on 17-20 June and again
 on 1-4 July. He will participate in the All Asian CW Contest and in the Quebec
 QSO Party. Suggested frequencies are 3510, 7010, 10107, 14025, 18077, 21025, 2
4897, 28025 kHz (CW) and 14090, 21090, 28090 kHz (RTTY). On 21-30 June he will
be active (on or around 7010, 10107, 14025,18077, 21025 kHz CW and 14260, 21260
, 7060 kHz SSB) as VE2/VE3EXY/P from Anticosti Island (NA-077, CISA QC-001), wh
ich is not located in Zone 2. QSL via home call. [TNX VE3EXY and OPDX Bulletin]

VK - The Central Goldfields ARC will operate special event station VI3JA from 8
 July to 8 August to celebrate 150 years of the naming of the Township of Maryb
             orough, Victoria. QSL via VK3JA or VK3PA. [TNX VK3PA]
VP5 - Dave, AH6HY (http://www.qsl.net/ah6hy) will be active on 10-20 metres SSB
 as VP5/AH6HY from Salt Cay in the Turks Islands (NA-003) from 23 September to
2 October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX AH6HY] VP9 - Kyle, WA4PGM
will operate (on 160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY). as VP9/WA4PGM from Bermuda (NA-00
5, FM72) on 9-19 July, IARU and NAQP RTTY Contests included. QSL direct to P.O.
                Box 127, Farmville, VA 23901, USA. [TNX WA4PGM]
VU - Rainy season permitting, Basappa/VU2NXM and possibly others will be active
 again as AT0BI from Elephanta Island (AS-169) on 23-28 July, IOTA Contest incl
                              uded. [TNX VU2NXM]
W - Eight members of the Tennessee Valley DX Association (namely WA4RMC, W4KRY,
 KOMAI, K4VCM, WA4NFO, AB4GG, K4KWK and WA4AA) will operate as W4D from Dauphin
 Island (NA-213) from 19 UTC on 24 September till the 27th. The group will use
100w transceivers with various antennas and plans to be active on 80-10 metres
SSB. QSL via WA4AA or bureau. [TNX WA4AA] YA - Sada, YA1D/YA0J will be leaving
Afghanistan by the end of this month. He will take down his antennas immediatel
    y after the upcoming All Asia CW contest. QSL via JG1OWV. [TNX JG1OWV]
YI - Kaspars, YL1ZF/YI9ZF expects to leave Baghdad on 1 July after almost six m
onths and some 42,000 QSOs (so far), mainly on CW. QSL via SM1TDE. Logs will be
     uploaded to LoTW and are available at http://www.qsl.net [TNX SM1TDE]
ZA - ZA1DX will be aired through 23 June for the DX Convention which is taking
place in Tirana. QSL via OH2BH. ZL - Ed, G3SQX will participate in the IOTA Con
test as ZL/G3SQX in the CW Section from Waiheke Island (OC-201). QSL via home c
 all; e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to ed@g3sqx.net [TNX G3SQX]
PACIFIC IOTA TRIP ---> Following on from the VK IOTA DXpeditions of 2002 and 20
03, Steve, G0UIH (www.rsgbiota.org webmaster) has announced his plans for his t
hird trip to the Pacific. He will operate as 3D2FI from the Fiji Islands as fol
lows: Viti Levu (OC-016) 28 November (7-14 UTC) Nacula Isl. (OC-156) from 29 No
vember (6 UTC) to 5 December (14 UTC) Viti Levu (OC-016) 6 December (8-15 UTC)
Beachcomber Isl. (OC-121) from 7 December (6 UTC) to the 10th (14 UTC) Viti Lev
u (OC-016) 11 December (4-10 UTC) He will also be active as VK2IAY/4 from one o
f the Queensland IOTA groups (details to be announced). The operation is likely
 to be around 14260 and 21260 kHz and there may also be some 17m SSB. QSL via G
0UIH, direct or bureau. Details and updates at http://www.percy.me.uk [TNX G0UI
  H] _______________________________________________________________________

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                                                  Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

5X1CW ---> Christian, F6GQK/5X1CW reports he went QRT from Uganda on 12 June an
d will be back to France in July. More than 14000 QSOs have been
logged and QSL processing is under way. His current address is listed at www.qr

MIA CONTEST ---> The Mediterranean Islands Contest, organized
by the Mediterraneo DX Club, will take place from 12 UTC on 18
September to 12 UTC on the 19th. Rules can be found at http://www.mdxc.org/cont

      QSL 3B9C ---> A large number of cards are already in the mail, with
      over 11,000 QSOs already confirmed. It is expected that all direct
       cards received to date will have been answered and mailed by late
        June. Electronic QSL requests received via the expedition's web
      site (www.3b9c.com) are being dealt with and the complete 3B9C log
     will be uploaded to the ARRL's Logbook of the World in good time for
        the September DXCC annual deadline. 3B9C made a grand total of
       153,113 QSOs (CW 77610, SSB 66826, RTTY 5280, PSK-31 2172, others
        1225), of which well in excess of 130,000 were unique band/mode
       slots. Unique calls in log are 37,040. The band breakdowns are as
follows: 160m = 2288, 80m = 7509, 40m = 18366, 30m = 11375, 20m = 21594, 17m= 2
0154, 15m = 29920, 12m = 16858, 10m = 23535, 6m = 1448, 70cm EME & Satellite =
                                66. [TNX G3XTT]

     QSL 3D2XX ---> This was the call used during the first DXpedition to
       Rotuma (22 October - 5 November 1988) and the original holder was
      Eddie, VK4AN. This callsign has been reissued to Clark Straw, N5XX.
    Obviously VK4AN can QSL only for the 1988 operation; cards for contacts
        made with 3D2XX operated by Clark go to W6YOO (direct) or N5XX

      QSL 4C2X ---> The QSL manager for this station, which was active on
      12-13 June, is Hector, XE2K. He advises that direct cards should be
     sent to his address in the US: Hector Garcia, 317 Heffernan Ave., PMB
                        12924, Calexico, CA 92231, USA.

        QSL 9H3MM ---> Con, DF4SA participated in the CQ WPX CW Contest
        2004 as 9H3MM. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
    bureau. Those who need a direct card please note that 2 USD are needed
        for destinations autside Europe. His address is Cornelius Paul,
            Adelberger Weg 3, D-73104 Breech, Germany. [TNX DF4SA]

        QSL EU-042 ---> The QSL cards for DL9HO/p, DK1IP/p and DN0IU/p
                                  (CQWPX SSB
   2004) from Hallig Groede Island (EU-042, GIA N-21) have been printed and
 requests are being processed right now. Please note that direct requests from
  outside Europe must include 2 USD or 1 new IRC. Bureau cards are accepted.
                                  [TNX DL9HO]

    QSL II7ANT ---> Cards for this special event station, which was active
      during the Antarctica Activity Week (22-28 February) should be sent
                         to IZ7AUH, direct or bureau.

       QSL OD5UE ---> Effective 17 June, Antonio, IZ8CCW is the new QSL
    manager for Hussein, OD5UE. Antonio is trying to recover Hussein's old

        QSL T49C ---> Al Bailey, K8SIX is the QSL manager for the T49C
       operation during last weekend's VHF QSO Party. Please do not send
                cards to SM5KCO for this operation. [TNX K8SIX]

     QSL VIA PA0RRS ---> Richard, PA0RRS reports that direct cards for his
    past operations (9M6/PA0RRS etc) continue to arrive to his old address
        at Alphen which he left five years ago. The correct address is
        Richard Smeets, Schoorveken 100, 5121NM Rijen, The Netherlands.

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 LOGS: On-line logs for the recent TM7BDX operation from EU-159 are available
            at http://www.f5kbw.org/pagesperso/bdxgrp/ [TNX F8BBL]

        QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B9C, 3B9FR, 3D2VB/R,
3DA0FR, 3DA0TM, 3G2D (SA-086), 3W7TK, 4S7VK, 4U1UN, 5R8FL, 5R8FU, 5V7C, 5W0VB,
7P8ZZ, 8N1OGA, 8P1A, 8P9/AC4LN, 9M2/G4ZFE, 9M6CT, 9Q1YL, A35VB, A52PRO, A61AJ,
0), P29VVB, P49MR, PX2A, R1ANF (AN-010),R1ANZ(AN-016), R1FJ, S01HA, S07L, SN7Q,
                     SV2ASP/A, T30VB, T32KV, T32WW, T32YL,
TA3J, TF3GB, TJ3MC/p (AF-095), TO4E, TO4WW, TU2WL, TX0AT, UA1TAN/1(EU-162),UM8L
A, V31RR, V44KCB (NA-104), V85SS, V8JIM (OC-088), VI5BR, VK6EWI, VK9LB, VK9LU,
-226), XF1/F6AOI/XF3 (NA-135), XF1K, XF4IH (NA-030), XQ3/IZ6BRN, XU7ACU, XU7ADI

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