425 DX News issue #692

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                              425 DX News #692
                               7 August 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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3DA    - Dave, K4SV (7P8DA) and Neil, VA7DX (7P8NK) have cancelled their 7-11
          August operation  from Swaziland  [425DXN 680].  They will  stay  in
          Lesotho until 9 August  and will then  move directly to  Mozambique.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
9A     - Kresimir/9A7K, Branko/9A6BND and Damir/9A3LM have been active from a
          fes Croatian lighthouses and  islands (see http://www.twlhf.com  for
          the list)  since 3  August. Their  activity will  continue until  10
          August. QSL 9A0LH via 9A7K, others via home call. [TNX M3ZYZ]
9A     - Lada, OK1LO will be active as 9A5LO from Pasman Island (EU-170) until
          15 August. [TNX IT9DAA]
EI     - Hal, KC8FS will  operate SSB and  CW as EI/KC8FS/p  from Ireland  on
          13-23 August.  He plans  to  be active  from  Clifden, the  site  of
          Marconi's wireless station  used during the  early 20th century  and
          the Aran  Islands  (EU-006). Hal  has  also received  permission  to
          operate from the Mizen Head  Signal Station (IRE  053) on 21  August
          during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via  home
          call, direct or bureau. [TNX KC8FS]
ES     - Yaro, ES8AS reports that the following  18 special ES1924  callsigns
          will be aired through 31 August to celebrate the 80th anniversary of
          the birth of amateur radio in Estonia (5 August 1924):
          QTH                   CALL                COORDINATOR
          Tallinn               ES1924J        Jaak Meier, ES1FB
          Harju county          ES1924U       Arvo Saluri, ES1QV
          Laane county          ES1924H    Kuido Lehtmets, ES3AT
          Rapla county          ES1924F        Mart Osmin, ES3BM
          Jarva county          ES1924D      Ants Juriorg, ES3HZ
          Laane-Viru county     ES1924B     Ilmar Reimann, ES4RC
          Ida-Viru county       ES1924I   Anatoli Murasov, ES4RD
          Jogeva county         ES1924G        Tonno Vahk, ES5TV
          Tartu                 ES1924Q    Toomas Soomets, ES5RY
          Tartu county          ES1924T       Ulo Laumets, ES5LY
          Polva county          ES1924L      Aadu Jogiaas, ES6PZ
          Valga county          ES1924V      Ants Randmaa, ES6RQ
          Voru county           ES1924W     Andres Puusep, ES6PA
          Viljandi county       ES1924X       Hellar Luik, ES7FU
          Parnu county          ES1924P        Ako Pohako, ES8AY
          Saare county          ES1924M    Vello Priimann, ES1QD
          Hiiu county           ES1924Z      Ivo Kibuspuu, ES0NW
          ERAU                  ES1924ES         Tonu Elhi, ES1D
F      - Sebastien, F8DQZ  will  be active  as  F8DQZ/p  from  Vierge  Island
          (EU-105, DIFM MA-020) starting around 12  UTC on 9 August for  three
          days. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F8DQZ]
F      - Franck, F4AJQ  will be  active as  F4AJQ/p from  Noirmoutier  Island
          (EU-064) between 14  and 28  August. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GM     - Members of the  West of Scotland  ARS (GM4AGG) and  Scottish-Russian
          ARS (MM0DGR) will  be active on  all HF bands  (CW, SSB and  digital
          modes)  as   GB8RU   on  7-15   August,   before  and   during   the
          Scottish-Russian Marathon 2004 (see SRM 2004 below). QSL via  bureau
          or direct to  P.O. Box 7469,  Glasgow, G42 0YD,  Scotland, UK.  [TNX
GM     - Luigi,  IK2UVR  reports  he  will  operate  on  20  metres  SSB   as
          MM/IK2UVR/p from Great Cumbrae (EU-123) on 9 or 11 August.
HL     - A large group  of operators  from the  Gwangju DX  Club (6L0NJ)  are
          active on all bands and modes as 6L0NJ/4 from Oenaro Island (AS-060)
          until  8  August.  QSL  via  DS4AEN.  Logs  will  be  available   at
          http://www.dx.or.kr/ [TNX DS4DLK]
HL     - Look for HL0U/4 to be active on  10-40 metres SSB and CW from  Sonyu
          Island (AS-148) on  11-15 August. QSL  via HL0U,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX HL0U]
I      - Filippo, I4TDK  reports  he will  operate  as IB0/I4TDK  from  Ponza
          Island (EU-045, IIA LT-001) on 11-19 August. QSl via bureau.
I      - Alberto, IT9MRM will be active from  Isola delle Palme (EU-025,  IIA
          SR-010) on 18-20 August. He plans  to operate on 10,  15, 20 and  40
          metres SSB between 6 and 22 UTC. [TNX IT9MRM]
I      - Look for  Francesco,  IF9/I5RDF to  operate  from  Marettimo  Island
          (EU-054, IIA TP-010) from 21 August to 10 September. [TNX I5RFD]
OZ     - Palle, OZ5MJ and  Jakob, OZ7AEI  will operate  from two  lighthouses
          (namely Enebaer  Odde/DEN-061  and Bogense/DEN-215)  on  Fyn  Island
          (EU-172, FY-001 for the Danish Islands Award) on 14 August. Look for
          them on 40 and 20 metres SSB starting around 8.30 UTC. [TNX OZ7AEI]
OZ     - Rick, DL2VFR  will  operate mostly  CW  as OZ/DL2VFR  from  Bornholm
          Island (EU-030) on 15-27 August. He will be joined by DL2SWW for the
          International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (21-22 August). QSL  via
          bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
PY_ssh - Roberto, PT2GTI expects  to operate from  the Brazilian  "Comandante
          Ferraz" Station on King George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010)  for
          5-6 days in early November. [TNX F5NOD]
ST     - Paul, ST2PN  is  now active  in  his limited  his  spare  time  from
          Khartoum, Sudan. Paul works for the  UN World Food Programme and  is
          often in Darfur, where radio operations are not allowed. QSL  direct
          to PA7FM (bureau is not possible for the time being). Dennis,  PA7FM
          (http://www.pa7fm.nl) also reports  that the ST2DX  cards have  been
          printed; direct requests received so far will be processed in a  few
          days' time.
SV     - Giannis, SV1AGU is  a member  of the  International Pharmacists  Ham
          Group (http://www.malpensa.it/iphg) and is  active as SY2004PHG  now
          through the end of the Olympic Games. [TNX IK2UVR]
SV5    - Wojtek, SP5MXZ will be operate (mostly  on 20 metres SSB and CW)  as
          either SV5/SP5MXZ  or J42004/SP5MXZ.  from Rhodes  (EU-001) on  8-20
          August. He will try  to be active  during the WAE  CW. QSL via  home
          call. [TNX SP5MXZ]
UA     - The RK3DZJ  Expedition  Group will  operate  as  RK3DZJ/1  (QSL  via
          RA3DEJ) and R3ARS/1 (QSL via RA3AKF) from IOTA EU-147 and EU-066 for
          7-10 days starting around 8 August. [TNX RA3DKG]
UA     - Special  event station  UE0LBP will be activated on 10-20 August for
          the  second  International  Bikers Festival in Kozina. QSL to Dmitry
          Lakhtionov, P.O. Box 119, Nakhodka-6, 692906, Russia. [TNX UA0LQJ]
UA     - RW6CT, RA6AU,  RA6AX, UA6LGR  and UA6MF  plan  to operate  on  40-10
          metres CW and SSB as either UE6WTI/p (QSL via UA6MF) and homecalls/6
          from Tyuleniy  Island (not  IOTA, RRA  RR-18-01) and  lighthouse  on
          13-16 August. [TNX UA6MF]
VK     - Johan,  PA3EXX/VK4WWI  reports  that  prior  to  his  8-12  November
          activity from Marion  Reef (OC-???)  [425DXN 680],  he will  operate
          from three Australian  Most Wanted  IOTA groups.  Look for  VK4WWI/8
          from Elcho Island  (OC-185) on  30-31 October,  VK4WWI/8 from  North
          Island (OC-198)  on  1-2 November  and  VK4WWI  from  Sweers  Island
          (OC-227) on 3-4 November. QSL via PA3EXX.
VP5    - Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV will operate as VP5/K7BV from the  VP5JM
          station (http://www.vp5jm.com/) on  Providenciales (NA-002) on  9-16
          August. He will concentrate on 6  and 2 metre  WSJT work during  the
          Perseid Meteor shower that peaks around  12 August, but HF will  get
          plenty of attention as well. QSL to K7BV. Further information at see
          http://www.qth.com/k7bv/turks [TNX K7BV]
YI     - Ryszard, SP8HKT/YI9KT will remain in Iraq for the next five  months.
          He runs 100  watts into a  vertical antenna, and  operates on  40-10
          metres mostly CW, with some SSB  upon request. Look for him  between
          7.30-9.30 UTC  and 16.30-20.30  UTC. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX SP2OVN]
YJ     - Clark, N5XX is now in Vanuatu for two months and will operate mostly
          CW on 20, 30 and 40  metres as YJ0XX. He is  currently at Port  Vila
          (Efate) and plans  are to visit  other islands in  the New  Hebrides
          (OC-035). QSL via W6YOO. [TNX The Daily DX]

BALTIC TOUR --->   Alberto, IZ0FMA  reports that  the next  stops during  his
current Finnish tour  will be as  OH6/IZ0FKE from Bjorko  Island (EU-101)  on
8-10 August,  as OH1/IZ0FKE  from Parainen-Pargas  Island (EU-096)  on  11-13
August and  as OH0/IZ0FKE  from Finstrom,  Aland  Islands (EU-002)  on  14-18
August. QSL  via  IZ0FMA, direct  or  bureau. MMS  pictures  live  update  at

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

AVES ISLAND ---> The YV0D team became active around 21.50 UTC on 1 August and
closed down around 10.45 UTC on the  4th, much earlier than the expected  QRT
date (6 August), because of a tropical storm approaching the island. The team
left  Aves   a   few   hours   later.

DX SPOTS ---> Rod Elliott, VE3IRF  has collected the  DX spots from the OH2AQ
Web Cluster since January 1997.  The collection  -  from  January 1997  up to
July 2004 - is available at http://www.425dxn.org/dxspots/.

MIA ---> Thanks  to Maurice, F5NQL  the rules for  the Mediterranean  Islands
Award are now  available in  French language.  For full  information on  this
award, please  visit http://www.mdxc.org/mia  or e-mail  mdxc@mdxc.org.  [TNX

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> Although compiled  by a  known and  reliable source  of
information for Spain, the list of stations managed by Pepe, EA5KB (published
in 425DXN 691) contains several mistakes.  Please take note of the  following
* EA5OL states he is the QSL manager  for CO2CI,  HK6PSG, XE2AC,  XE2AUB  and
   UA0FDX (up to 2003 only).
* The current and only QSL route  for UA0FDX is Victor  Komzuk, P.O. Box  29,
   Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 7, 693007, Russia (or via the bureau).
* The  current  and   only  QSL  route   for  LU8XW   (Radio  Club   Ushuaia,
   http://www.geocities.com/rcushu) is via WD9EWK  (Patrick Stoddard, 6938  W.
   Palo Verde Drive Glendale, AZ 85303-4405, USA). LU8XW is grateful to  EA5KB
   for handling QSL cards received  by the previous  QSL manager (EA5BD),  who
   passed away last year.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers and the
various parties concerned. [TNX EA5OL, VE3XB, LU6XV]

OC-052 --->  The  pilot  stations for  the  18-20  September  operation  from
Hereheretue (OC-052)  by  IT9YRE,  I1SNW and  IT9EJW  [425DXN  691]  will  be
Silvano/KB5GL (North America, South America  and Oceania) and  Gaetano/IT9GAI
(Europe, Asia and Africa). [TNX IT9YRE]

PIRATE ---> Per, LA7DFA is no loger active from Jan Mayen. His call  (JX7DFA)
has been pirated recently on 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB. [TNX OZ8ABE]

PIRATES ---> Recently Laurent, F8BBL and  Wolfgang, DL8USA were both  pirated
on the PacketCluster. Wolfgang's call was also used for intentional QRM on 40
metres during the YV0D operation.

PSK31 CONTEST ---> The Unio de Radioaficionats de Barcelona i Baix  Llobregat
(EA3MM) organizes the first edition of  the EA3MM PSK31  Contest, to be  held
from 00.00  UTC to  23.59 UTC  on 19  September (24  hours). Full  rules  are
available  from   the   radio  club   Secretary,   Jordi   Quintero,   EA3GCV
(ea3gcv@castelldefels.net). [TNX EA3GCV]

QSL 3B9C  --->  All QSL  requests,  both  direct and  via  the  form  on  the
expeditions' web  page, have  been  dealt with  as  of end-July.  Those  with
sufficient postage have been mailed direct, by air or surface as appropriate.
Others, including the  e-requests, will be  sent through  the bureau  system.
Over 48,000 QSOs  have been confirmed  so far,  of which  almost 37,000  were
direct. If you are still waiting  for a direct card,  please allow a  further
two weeks  before reapplying,  to allow  for possible  delays in  the  postal
system. [TNX G3XTT]

QSL 4J9RI --->  Effective 31  July 2004  the new  QSL manager  for Rashad  is
DL7EDH (Alexander Spielmann, Hubertus Str.  5, D-85095 Denkendorf,  Germany),
who can confirm  also past QSOs.  Also please note  that Rashad's address  in
Turkey is no longer valid. [TNX 4J9RI]

QSL VIA KG6D ---> Kevin Gehrke, KG6D (P.O. Box 2561, Manteca, CA 95336,  USA)
reports he is the new QSL  manager for Solofo Randrenjason, 5R8ET and  Marvin
"Chip" Crockett, P29CC.

QSL VIA SM1TDE ---> Please note that effective 10 AUgust, the new address for
Eric, SM1TDE will be: Eric Wennstrom, Tradgardsgatan 249, SE - 621 54  Visby,
Sweden. [TNX SM1TDE]

SEANET CONTEST ---> The 2004 SEANET Contest takes place from 12.00 UTC on  21
August to 12.00 UTC  on the 22nd.  This contest is  associated with the  32nd
Annual SEANET Convention to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-21  November.
Full rules are available at http://www.seanet2004.com [TNX HS0ZDZ/G3NOM]

SRM 2004 ---> The Scottish-Russian ARS sponsors the Scottish-Russian Marathon
as well as  several SRM awards  to encourage activity  by all radio  amateurs
worldwide to contact  areas of Scotland  and Russia. This  year the  Marathon
will start at 00.00 UTC on  9 August and  last until 24.00  UTC on the  15th.
Details    can    be    found    at    http://www.srars.org/srmee.html    and
http://www.scotham.net [TNX MM0DGR]

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

CS7T:          The Berlenga  Island  (EU-040)  DXpedition  web  site  is  now
                complete with on-line  logs, photos, AVI  videos and  stories.
                Give a look to http://www.qsl.net/ct1eeb/cs7t [TNX CT1EEB]
EU-099:        Bill, ON9CGB  reports  that the  new  website for  the  recent
                activity by  the  Minkieboys  from  EU-099  can  be  found  at
LOGS:          On-line logs  for Joel's  (F5PAC)  recent activity  as  4S7PAG
                (AS-171)         are         now         available          at
                http://www.qsl.net/f5pac/4s/index.html#log [TNX HB9EAA]
LOGS:          On-line logs and pictures for the recent OD5RMK operation from
                Ramkin Island (AS-108),  as well as  for OD5/I1HJT,  OD5/I1NVU
                and       OD5/IK1QBT,       can       be       found        at
                QSL via I1HJT. [TNX I1HJT and IK1QBT]
POSTAL RATES:  The new  address for  Foreign Postage  Rates, a  tool to  help
                DXers determine how much postage is  needed for returns  QSLs,
                is http://www.k4hb.com/postage.html [TNX K4HB]
RI0CM:         Pictures of the recent operation from the Malminskiye  Islands
                (AS-172) are now available on the  Mediterraneo DX Club's  new
                web site  at http://www.mdxc.org/ri0cm/photos_cm.asp.  On-line
                logs include  some 1000  QSOs out  of  1300, the  others  will
                follow in the next few days. [TNX IZ8CCW]
QSL GALLERIES: An impressive collection  of 1900+ QSL  cards is available  on
                Les Nouvelle DX's  web site. Six  different galleries  include
                cards for each of  the 58 deleted  DXCC entities (350+  QSLs),
                obsolete prefixes (700+  QSLs), Antarctic bases  (250 QSLs)  &
                TAAF  (Terres  Australes  and  Antarctiques  Francaises,  180+
                QSLs), pre-1945 countries (200+ QSLs) and French  Departments.
                Several cards  are  still needed  and  your  participation  is
                welcome - please visit http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr and  send
                send your comments to LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
4O6100BB    YT6A        EN60W       UT7WZ       SN50BPN     SP9PGB
4S7PAG      F5PAC       EW6GF       DL8KAC      SV0XAO      DJ5JH
5C5MC       bureau      FO5RN       F5NQL       SV8/M0DOV   4Z4DX
5Z4DZ       PC1A        G3RCV/P     G4DFI       SY2004A     SV1DZB
6W4RK       F5NPS       GB5FI       GW0ANA      T94OM       K2PF
7P8DA       K4YL        HE5IBC      HB9MM       TA3/LZ4SA   LZ2HM
7P8NK       K4YL        HI3/KB2MS   KB2MS       TA4ZT       DK1AR
8J7MW       JA7BZU      HI3NR       KB2MS       TF8/LX9EG/P LX1NO
8S9M        SM0NJO      HS0ZCW      K4VUD       TM4Z        F4DXW
9A/Z32FD    DJ0LZ       IA5/IK0YUJ/P IK0YUJ     TM5JIM      F6DJB
9A1V/P      9A4RV       II2KK       IK2AQZ      TM5RDL      F5SJB
9A2004YC    9A5AEI      IM0A        IS0BMU      UB40FSU     UA0FZ
9A425KA     9A6Z        IQ3AZ/P     IV3WMI      UE0QCA      RK0Q
9A5DJ/P     OK1DJG      IR8SRT      IZ8EDJ      UE0YAB/P    RA0WA
9A6NL       HA6NL       IY6GM       I6GFX       UE4HDA      RW4HB
9H3RH       OE1ZKC      J42004ZFG   DL6ZFG      UE4HFC      RW4HO
9N1HA       N5VL        J48DOV      4Z4DX       UE9XVA      UA9XC
BI5D        BA4RD       K8F         W8BRS       UN100KTZ    UN7BN
BW0WSM      BX4AN       LZ120AK     LZ2VP       UU7J/P      W1TE
BW9W        BV2KI       MD4K        G3NKC       UW0G        US0ZZ
BZ4DHI      pirate      MM0CWJ/P    WA3RHW      V8FDX       JM1LJS
C50I        EA3BT       MM0XAU      DJ6AU       VE3WCR      VE3JDF
C56BT       EA3BT       N9L         W5AZN       VQ9WM       WB4NCW
C56WL       EA3BT       NB6A/KH2    JE1RXJ      VY0/KD6WW   KD6WW
CN8YR       K4KU        OD5RMK      I1HJT       YI1RM       DJ0LZ
CO6LPB      EA7FTR      OH/SM0W     SM0WKA      YN6KNA      EA1MR
CO6XN       N3ZOM       OH0Z        OH5DX       YT6100T     YT6A
CS7T        CT1ILT      P29KPH      N5FTR       YV0D        KB6NAN
E20HHK/P    E21EIC      RI0BDI      RA3XR       Z32ID       DJ0LZ
E20KIR      HS1OMT      RI1NU       RN1NU       ZB2X        OH2KI
EJ4F        EI4GK       SK6M        SM6DYK      ZB300FK     ZB2FK
EL2DX       K8SJP       SM3S        SM3GSK      ZB300IF     ZB2IF
EM0U/p      UT3UZ       SM7CRW      W3HNK       ZC4CW       G3AB
EM2B/P      UX0BB       SN0CHJ      SP3BVA      ZX5PGA      PY5PDC

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

AT0BI   P.O. Box 6073, Bangalore 560060, India
CT1ILT  Filipe Monteiro Lopes, Rua Manuel Jose da Silva-Espinheira, 3720-537
         Sao Martinho da Gandara, Portugal
DJ0LZ   Ace Jevremov, P.O. Box 14, D-82378 Peissenberg, Germany
DL4AO   Heinz Habisch, Nelkenweg 8, D-27299 Langwedel, Germany
F5GTW   Claude Touyeras, 23 rue des Chardonnerets, Cite de la Diete, 86130
         Jaunay Clan, France
F5PAC   Joel Sutterlin, 1 Rue du Rossberg, 68310 Wittelsheim, France
F6DJB   Claude Bonne, Garderes 3 Vallees, 32230 Monlezun, France
IK0YUJ  Riccardo Bruzzichini, P.O. Box 59, 06012 Citta' di Castello - PG,
JE1RXJ  Takeshi Goto, 15-11 Saiwai, Hiratsuka-City, 254-0804 Japan
K4YL    Stephen M. Grose, P.O. Box 183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183, USA
KB6NAN  Dianna R. Killeen, P.O. Box 911, Pescadero, CA 94060-0911, USA
UT3UZ   P.O. Box 240, Kiev-232, 02232 Ukraine
W9IMS   Indianapolis Motor Speedway ARC, P.O. Box 18495, Indianapolis, IN
         46218-0495, USA
YT6A    Ranko Boca, Nikole Ljubibratica 78, Herceg Novi 85340, Montenegro,
         Serbia and Montenegro

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