425 DX News issue #691

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                              425 DX News #691
                                31 July 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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                            >>> KURE ATOLL 2004 <<<

The Pacific  DX Group  has announced  plans for  a DXpedition  to Kure  Atoll
(KH7K), from  mid  to late  October.  Kimo Chun  (KH7U)  and  Patrick  Guerin
(NH6UY), team leaders, will be joined by an experienced international team of
operators, including  a  number of  participants  in the  K5K  DXpedition  to
Kingman Reef in 2000. The team (about 15 operators) will be on the island for
a planned 10 to 11 days of operation.  The primary target will be Europe  and
operations will take place from 160-6 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and some PSK31.  A
website is under  construction, but  there will  be no  online logs.  Further
information is expected  in due course.  Questions regarding  funding can  be
sent to funds-kure@inix.com; general inquiries may  be made to  kh7u@arrl.net

5X     - Jay, K4ZLE will operate as time permits as 5X2A from Uganda on  3-21
          August. Some effort will be made to operate on the lower bands  this
          year, mostly on CW. Activity is  also planned for PSK31. QSL  direct
          via K4ZLE. [TNX K4ZLE]
C5     - Josep, EA3BT (C56BT) and Nuria, EA3WL  (C56WL) will operate as  C50I
          from Bijol Island (AF-060) [425DXN 690] on 31 July. They will be  on
          the island  during their  morning and  and for  a few  hours in  the
          afternoon. QSL via EA3BT. [TNX EA5KY]
C6     - Gill, NN4CW will be active as  NN4CW/C6A 20, 30 and 40 metres  (QRP)
          from Abaco Island (NA-080), Bahamas from  30 July to 6 August.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
C9     - C91DA and C91NK will be the  callsigns used by Dave, K4SV and  Neil,
          VA7DX during  their 12-17  August activity  from Mozambique  [425DXN
          680]. QSL for both via K4YL.
CU     - Look for Uwe, CU7/DH9YAT to be active on 40, 20 and 15 metres CW QRP
          from the Azores on 3-20 August. QSL via bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
F      - Jerome,  F5ASD  reports  his  operation  from  Noirmoutiers   Island
          (EU-064) [425DXN 689] will now take place from 31 July to 7  August.
          Look for F5ASD/p on 40-6 metres.  On 8-15 August  he will be  active
          from the  lighthouse at  Cap Frehel  (PB-087).  QSL via  home  call,
          direct or bureau.
F      - Special call  TM5JIM will  be  aired on  1-15  August for  the  27th
          edition of the "Jazz in Marciac" Festival. QSL via F6DJB, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Brian, M0ARK will be active F/M0ARK/P from Oleron Island (EU-032) on
          1-14 August and  from Re Island  (EU-032) on 14-24  August. He  will
          operate SSB on the HF bands,  but will concentrate on 6 metres  when
          the band is open. [TNX G0SNV]
FO     - Nando/IT9YRE, Claudio/I1SNW and Alfio/IT9EJW will go back to  French
          Polynesia on 16 September for their  second attempt to operate  from
          Hereheretue, Duke  of  Gloucester Islands  (OC-052:  the  most  Most
          Wanted IOTA  group  in Oceania).  Sea  conditions  permitting,  they
          expect to be active from around 12 UTC on 18 September until 24  UTC
          on the  20th. QSL  direct only  via home  calls. Donations  to  help
          offset the high costs of the expedition will be gratefully accepted.
          [TNX IT9YRE]
GD     - A large group of operators from the Wrexham and District ARS will be
          active 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.
          Operation will be on all HF bands, 50Mhz, 70Mhz and 144Mhz; the team
          expects  to  be  active  on   at  least  two   or  three  HF   bands
          simultaneously and to operate CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and some SSTV.  QSL
          via the  RSGB  bureau or  direct  (address TBA).  A  wide  range  of
          certificates  and  awards  will  be  available  for  contacting  the
          stations. Details can be found on the web site for the operation  at
          http://www.gb4iom.co.uk [TNX M1LCR]
GM     - Weather permitting,  Andre, GM3VLB  will  operate from  Ailsa  Craig
          (EU-123) from 30 July to 2 August  and from Lady Isle (EU-123) on  2
          or 3 August for about 24 hours. QSL direct only to Andre Saunders, 6
          Douglas Crescent, Kelso, TD5 8BB, Scotland, UK. [TNX GM3VLB]
GM     - Peter, GM3OFT expects  to operate  on 20  and 40  metres from  Barra
          Island (EU-010) during a family visit on 9-10 August. [TNX GM3VLB]
HB9    - Special call HE5IBC will be aired during August to celebrate the  10
          GHZ ATV  world  record of  1564  km made  on  1  July  2004  between
          I8/HE5IBC (JM89AD)  and  EA7/F4CXQ (IM97CP).  QSL  via  HB9MM.  [TNX
HL     - Look for DS1NMA/2, DS1PWW/2,  DS2BVY/P and D70IY/2  to be active  on
          40, 20,  15 and  10 metres  SSB from  Tokchok Island  (AS-090)  from
          around 3 UTC on 2 August until around 3 UTC on the 4th. [TNX DS1NMA]
I      - Scout station IU1J will be activated from Genua on 4-12 August.  QSL
          via bureau. [TNX IZ1BZS]
I      - Look for IU1L  to be aired  again from La  Lanterna (ARLHS  ITA-177,
          WAIL LI-005) during this year's International Lighthouse & Lightship
          Weekend on 21-22  August. QSL via  bureau or direct  to ARI  Genova,
          P.O. Box 1117, 16121 Genova - GE, Italy. [TNX IZ1BZS]
JA     - Weather permitting,  expect JF0BPT/0  to  be active  from  Tobishima
          (AS-117, JIIA  AS-117-088)  on 3-5  August.  QSL  via  bureau.  [TNX
J7     - Florida DXPedition Group  members Bill/W4WX (J75WX),  Clarence/W9AAZ
          (J79AA), Larry/W1LR (J79LR), Cory/N1WON  (requested call J79CM)  and
          Vance/N5VL (requested  call J79VL)  will operate  on all  bands  and
          modes from Dominica (NA-101) from 26 October to 2 November. QSL  via
          home calls. They  will participate in  the CQ WW  DX SSB Contest  as
          J75J (QSL via KR4DA). [TNX W4WX]
KG4    - Bill, W4WX will operate as KG4DX from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba  (NA-015)
          on 10-14  August. Look  for him  on SSB,  RTTY, and  PSK-31 on  most
          bands. QSL via home call. [TNX W4WX]
LX     - Look for LX/ON6QX,  LX/ON4LO and LX/ON6UM  to operate  on all  bands
          except 6  metres from  Luxemburg on  18-21 September.  QSL via  home
          calls, direct or bureau. [TNX ON6UM]
OE     - Falk/DK7YY, Hajo/DJ9MH  and Rolf/DL7VEE  expect  to operate  on  all
          bands CW, SSB and RTTY from the Vienna International Centre station,
          4U1VIC, on 13-15 August. They plan to use two stations (one of  them
          will participate in the WAE CW Contest) with amplifiers and vertical
          antennas nearly around the clock. QSL  via CBA or bureau to  OE1ZKC.
          [TNX DL7VEE]
SV5    - Goran, SM0CMH will be active as SV5/SM8C from Kalymnos (EU-001) from
          7 August to 4 September. He  will operate mainly CW on 10-80  metres
          (and on 160 metres if he can find a plcae for the antenna). QSL  via
          SM0CMH, either  direct  (Goran  Lundell,  Algovagen  11,  SE-133  36
          Saltsjobaden, Sweden) or through the bureau. [TNX SM0CMH]
UA     - Look for R3ARC/p  to be  QRV on  29-31 July  from Russian  Districts
          MO-42 and MO-92. QSL route at www.qrz.com [TNX RA3AKF]
UA     - RA0CS, UA0AOZ/0 and UA0CB will operate as RA0C from Ustritsa  Island
          (RR-14-04) on 7-11 August. [TNX RA0CS]
UA     - Vlad, UA0FZ reports he is  active as UB40FSU  to celebrate his  40th
          anniversary on the  amateur radio bands.  He was  first licensed  in
          1964 as UB5FSU. QSL via UA0FZ.
UR     - Alex, UT3UZ and other ten operators will operate on 160-6 metres  CW
          and SSB as EM0U/p from Chernobyl on 6-8 August. QSL via UT3UZ  (P.O.
          Box 240, Kiev-232, 02232 Ukraine). [TNX UT3UZ]
V4     - Larry, KJ4UY will be vacationing on  Nevis Island (NA-104) on  20-28
          August. He  plans  to  operate  as V47UY  on  all  bands,  6  metres
          included, and different modes. QSL direct to home call. [TNX KJ4UY]
V7     - Aki, JA1KAJ will operate (on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY) as  V73V
          from Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands on 11-16 August. QSL via home
          call. [TNX JA1KAJ]
VE     - VE3RGG plans to operate from Cabot  Head Lighthouse (ARLHS  CAN-067)
          on 7-8 August. [TNX VE3NQK]
VU     - Arasu, VU2UR reports that a team  of 13 operators will be active  as
          AT0RI from  Rameswaram,  Pamban  Island  in  the  Tamil  Nadu  State
          (AS-???) on 23-31 August. Hopefully they will have a 3-element  beam
          along with wire antennas. More details  are expected in due  course.
          [TNX VU2RS & JI6KVR]
YU     - From  1  July  through  31  August  amateur  radio  operators   from
          Montenegro are allowed  to add "100"  in their prefix  (e.g. YT6A  =
          YT6100A, YU6RKB = YU6100RKB) to celebrate  the 100th anniversary  of
          Guglielmo Marconi's  first  contact between  Bari  (Italy)  and  Bar
          (Montenegro). The official  commemorative station  is 4O6100BB.  QSL
          route for all of the special  prefixes is via YT6A;  he is also  the
          award manager  for  the "Marconi  Montenegro  100  Award"  which  is
          available    for    working     these    stations.    [TNX     YT6A,
YV0    - The operation from Aves  Island [425DXN 690]  will start later  then
          originally planned  as  the team's  departure  for  the  island  was
          delayed until  22.39  UTC  on  29  July,  with  a  targeted  landing
          scheduled for local sunrise on the 31st. The DXpedition team led  by
          YV1DIG consists of  nine YV  operators and  three foreign  operators
          (K6MYC, OH2BH and OH0XX), as the  fourth guest operator (K4UEE)  had
          to return to the United States for family reasons. Look for YV0D  to
          hit the airwaves on several bands and modes until 8 August. QSL  via
          KB6NAN, direct or bureau. [TNX OH2BN]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

ITALIAN DX CONVENTION ---> The XX Italian HF-DX Convention will take place in
Bologna and Pontecchio Marconi on 25-26 September. Presentations will include
"V8PMB & 9M8PSB - Borneo 2004" by Maurizio Bertolino (IZ1CRR/I121171);  "T33C
- Banaba  2004" by  Andrea  Panati (IK1PMR),  Claudia  Fava (K2LEO)  and  Joe
Blackwell (AA4NN);  "425  DX News"  by Mauro Pregliasco (I1JQJ) with Leonardo
Lastrucci (IZ5FZS)  and Francesco  Giacoia (IZ7AUH);  "40 Years  of IOTA"  by
Mauro  Pregliasco  (I1JQJ);   "Contest  40  &   80"  by  Maurizio   Bertolino
(IZ1CRR/I121171); "IA0PS -  The Italian Expedition  to Antartica" by  Filippo
Corbelli (IK0AIH); "3B9C- Rodrigues Island DXpedition" by Bob Beebe (GU4YOX);
"The New ARI Contest Team" by  Stefano Casari (IK2HKT).  The US licence  exam
session will  take  place at  10  local time  on  25 September.  For  further
information please contact Anton Salmi, IK4UPU (ik4upu@amsat.org).

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Chris, KG6AR  reports that effective 27  July, he is  no
longer the QSL manager for  EM3J, EO10J, EO55JM,  EO56JM, EO57JM, EO58JM  and
UU2JZ. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

OPERATOR NEEDED (VP5X) ---> The VP5X contest group will participate in the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest from North Caicos Island and they are sponsoring again  one
young amateur radio  operator (21 or  under) to receive  an all expense  paid
trip to join the team. Young operators worldwide can apply for the Young  Ham
Contest Program  by sending  a  500+ word  essay  describing how  he/she  got
started in  amateur radio,  naming his/her  Elmer  (mentor) and  telling  why
he/she should be  selected for this  year's contest  operation. Please  visit
http://www.vp5x.com/contests.htm for complete information. [TNX N0VD]

QSL CS0RCL/P ---> Toze, CT1GFK reports  that the first  direct cards for  the
11-13 June operation from  Pessegueiro Island (EU-167)  [425DXN 683] will  be
mailed on Monday. Check http://www.qsl.net/ct1gfk/cs0rcl.htm for on-line logs
and further details.

QSL TO4E &  TO4WW ---> Some  13,200 direct  requests have  been received  and
Didier, F5OGL is currently processing them in his spare time. It takes  time,
as the QSL cards are handwritten, so please be patient and do not send second
requests. [TNX F5OGL]

QSL VIA  EA5KB --->  EA5KB (Jose  F. Ardid  Arlandis,  P.O. Box  5013,  46080
Valencia, Spain) is the QSL manager for the following stations:
3W5KVR     CO2VQ       CV1Z        HI8CNT      LU2HC       UN0F
6J1YYD     CO3JR       CV5Y        HJ0KPG      LU2HI       UN3F
7X3WDK     CO3ME       CW0Z        HJ1RRL      LU2HNP      UN7DA
9G1OH      CO6BR       CW1OO       HJ3ISB      LU2QX       UN7JJ
AY1ECZ     CO6FU       CW4A        HK1AA       LU3DFJ      UQ1D
AY1QS      CO6HF       CX/LU2FA    HK1JKL      LU3HV       UX5VL
AY4DX      CO6RD       CX1CCC      HK1RRL      LU3OE       XE1YYD
AY5DT      CO6TH       CX1JJ       HK3TU       LU4DX       XE2AC
AY9RBI     CO6TY       CX1JK       HK3WPC      LU5DT       XE2AUB
CE2GLR     CO6YY       CX1UA       HK6DOS      LU5EUL      XE2KB
CE2LZR     CO8CH       CX1UI       HK6ISX      LU5MDV      XV3C
CE2SQE     CO8CY       CX2AM       HK6KKK      LU6DAT      YB1HDF
CE5CSV     CO8EJ       CX2AQ       HK6PSG      LU7FJ       YB1HLF
CM2FN      CO8OT       CX2PI       HK70DOS     LU7YS       YC1DYY
CM6QN      CO8OY       CX2SA       HK70RQS     LU8XW       YC1HDF
CM6YD      CO8PN       CX2TG       HK8JEH      LU9HWM      YC7TO
CM8WAL     CO8UN       CX2UI       HK8RQS      LU9RBI      YC9NBR
CO2AJ      CO8WAL      CX3ACS      HP1AC       LW2DFH      YE1T
CO2AV      CO8XI       CX3ET       L44DX       LW5DQ       YF1T
CO2CI      CP4AY       CX3UG       L55DR       LW5DR       YS1MF
CO2CL      CP4BT       CX3VB       LU/CX2AM    OA6CY       YV4DDK
CO2CR      CP4IC       CX4NF       LU1DAF      PT8ZCB      YV5SSB
CO2FN      CU5AM       CX4UY       LU1ECZ      TG9AAK      YV6AZC
CO2FU      CU5AOA      CX5AO       LU1HI       TG9AMD      ZP3CTW
CO2GL      CV0OEA      CX5UR       LU1HK       TI3M        ZP6GBA
CO2GP      CV0Z        CX7OV       LU1QS       TI3TLS      ZP6VLA
CO2SX      CV1F        HC3AP       LU2DAL      TZ6BAX
CO2UG      CV1T        HC5CR       LU2FA       UA0FDX

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

LOTW:   Toni, EA5RM reports that the logs for either S05X and TZ6RD have been
         uploaded to Logbook Of The World.
MDXC:   The web site for the Mediterraneo DX Club (www.mdxc.org) is currently
         off-line as it is under reconstruction.

QSLs received direct or through managers:  3A2MD, 3B8MM, 3B9C, 3B9FR,  3B9MM,
3D2ZF, 3XDQZ/P (AF-096),  4S7EA, 4U1ITU, 5T0EU,  5V7C, 5V7RF, 5W0UU,  7J2YAF,
7X4AN, 8Q7QQ, 8R1AK, 9A/S52DG/p (EU-136), 9L1MS/P (AF-037), 9M8PSB  (OC-165),
9Y4ZC, A61AJ, AC8W/C6A (NA-080), AP2NK, C56TA, CV5D, CX0B, D2/UR5TY,  DK1IP/p
(EU-042), EP4SP,  ET3TK, EX2M,  EZ4XX,  F5TLN/TU8, FG/DL2AWG,  FK8HC,  FM5WD,
R1FJ, RI0ZKR (AS-095), RK4FF, S79DF, S9SS, SU9BN, SX8K (EU-113), T2T,  T30WB,
T30ZF, T32WW,  T33C,  TG/OH3JF, TJ3G,  TO4E,  TO4WW, UA0IA/0,  V31RG,  V44NK,
V63TXF, V73GJ,  V8JIM, V8PMB  (OC-184),  VE7/F5IDM (NA-091),  VK9CQ,  VR2XMT,

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