425 DX News issue #693

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                              425 DX News #693
                               14 August 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3B8    - Mart, DL6UAA/3B8MM  will  be back  to  Mauritius for  several  weeks
          between October and November. He might  also operate from  Rodrigues
          Island  (3B9MM),   if   there  is   still   demand.   Please   visit
          http://www.dl6uaa.com and let him know if  you still need 3B9.  [TNX
4X     - Look for  Dov, 4Z4DX  to be   active from  Jaffa Lighthouse   (ARLHS
          ISR-005) on 20-22 August. QSL via home call. [TNX 4Z4DX]
7P     - K4SV (7P8DA) and VA7DX (7P8NK) have decided to stay the entire  time
          in Lesotho [425DXN 692] and will continue to operate as much as they
          can, with a special effort on the low bands, until 16 August in  the
          morning. Please see www.k4sv.com for details. [TNX QRZ-DX]
7Q     - Harry, G0JMU will be active again as 7Q7HB from Malawi for at  least
          six weeks starting  on 11 August.  QSL direct only  via G0IAS.  [TNX
7Q     - Ely, IN3VZE will be active once  more as 7Q7CE  from Malawi on  9-23
          September. He plans to operate  SSB on 10-160  metres. QSL via  home
          call, direct (Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento -  TN,
          Italy) or bureau. [TNX IN3VZE]
8Q    -  Jan, DL7JAN and Andreas, DL3GA  will be active  as 8Q7JF and   8Q7GA
          from Kandooma, Maldives (AS-013) from 26 August to 7 September. They
          plan to operate on 10-80 metres CW, SSB and RTTY (possibly on  PSK31
          as well). QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DL7JAN]
9A     - Zoran, 9A2CY reports  he will operate  as 9A2CY/P  from Cres  Island
          (EU-136) from 13 August to 1  September. He also plans to visit  and
          operate from other islands located in the same IOTA group (Galijola,
          Trstenik and Zeca).
9H     - The Gozo  Amateur  Radio Society  will  take part  in  the  ILLW  as
          9H4GRS/P from Jordan's Lighthouse (ARLHS MLT-03) on 22 August.  [TNX
CT     - Jose Luis, CT2GZB and  Victor, CT1GPX will  operate as CQ0RLH  (SSB)
          and CT1GPX/LH (CW) from the lighthouse at Cabo Raso (ARLHS  POR-011,
          FES 04) on  22 August. QSL  via home calls,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
CU     - Look for CU6/CU3AA  and CU6/CU3EJ  to operate  SSB and  CW from  two
          lighthouses on Pico Island (EU-175), namely Ponta da Ilha  (AZO-013,
          FAZ-016) and Sao Mateus (AZO-024, FAZ-019), on 21-22 August. QSL via
          home calls. [TNX CU3AA]
CX     - The Centro Radioaficionados de Rocha (CX1TA) will participate in the
          International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW, 21-22 August) from
          the Lighthouse at Cabo  Santa Maria (ARLHS  URU-004). QSL to  CX1TA,
          P.O. Box 29, 27000 Rocha, Uruguay. [TNX CX2TG]
EA8    - Look for  ED8LGP  to be  aired  on all  bands  from  the  Barlovento
          Lighthouse (ARLHS CAI-029, FEA D-2846) on  La Palma (AF-004)  during
          the ILLW. QSL via EA8RCP, direct or bureau. [TNX EA8NQ]
F      - During the  ILLW the  F6KUM ARS  team will  be  active from  Cap  de
          l'Ailly Lighthouse (ARLHS  FRA-012, PB 009),  while Jean/F5IRC  will
          operate from Antifer lighthouse (ARLHS FRA-220, PB 050). [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Special  station  TM5BDM  will  be  active   on  4-5  September   to
          commemorate the 90th anniversary  of the first  Battle of the  Marne
          during World War I. QSL via F5ASD, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Special event station TM8CDX  will be active  on 4-18 September  for
          the annual Clipperton DX Club Convention, to be held at  Malataverne
          on 18  September  (see  http://www.cdxc/  for  information  on  this
          event). QSL via F5CQ. [TNX F5NQL]
F      - Francis, F6HKS will  be active  as F6HKS/p  from Leucate  Lighthouse
          (PB-147, ARLHS FRA-230) on 20-22 August. He will operate 80, 40, 30,
          20 and 15  metres CW with  some SSB. QSL  via home  call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
GM     - The Scottish Ham Portal (http://www.scotham.net) provides a detailed
          (with pictures  and historical  information) list  of stations  that
          will be  activated  during  the  ILLW:
          Call     QTH                               ARLHS       QSL VIA
          GB2DL     Dunollie Lighthouse                SCO-064    MM1AVR
          GB2ELH    Eshaness Lighthouse (EU-012)       SCO-075    WA7OBH
          GB2GNL    Girdle Ness Lighthouse             SCO-089    GM4JLZ
          GB2LBN    Barns Ness Lighthouse              SCO-015    GM4UYZ
          GB2LT     Turnberry Lighthouse               SCO-248    GM0JHF
          GB2MSL    Kinnaird Head Old Lighthouse       SCO-113    GM1JNS
          GB2NCL    North Carr Lightvessel             SCO-151    GM3NHQ
          GB2RRL    Rubha Reigh Rua Reidh Lighthouse   SCO-191    GM4CHX
          GB2SHL    Stoer Head Lighthouse              SCO-226    GM8UPI
          GM3TKV/p  Kingston Beacon                    SCO-new    GM3TKV
          MM0MWW    Hoxa Head Lighthouse (EU-009)      SCO-103    MM0EAX
          MM1HMV    Toward Point Lighthouse            SCO-245    MM1HMV
          MM3STM    Ardrossan Pier Head                SCO-317    MM3STM
GM     - Nigel, 2M0NJW and David, GM4RQI plan  to operate (on 20, 30, 40  and
          80 metres CW and SSB) from  St. Kilda (EU-059) on 22-25 August.  QSL
          via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
GW     - The Barry Amateur Radio Society will operate as GB5FI from  Flatholm
          Island (EU-124) from  27 August to  1 September  inclusive. QSL  via
          GW0ANA, direct or bureau. [TNX GW0ANA]
HA     - Special event  station  HG8SDS (http://www.qsl.net/hg8sds) will  be
          activated  again  on  16-21  August  by   Veszto  Radio  Club   from
          Veszto-Magor during the "Sarret Days". QSL via HA8PH. [TNX HA8IC]
HH     - Florida DXpedition Group member  Jan Heise, K4QD  will be active  as
          HH4/K4QD on  most bands  SSB and  CW from  Haiti (NA-096)  on  16-27
          August. He is  travelling to the  Northwest Haiti Christian  Mission
          where he will operate as time  permits. Jan will  leave a six  meter
          station monitoring  50.125  MHz  for  openings  and  activity  while
          working on  other projects.  QSL via  K4QD, direct  or bureau.  [TNX
HL     - DS1NPP, DS4NMJ, DS5EVU, DS5LRJ  and 6K5TET will  be active as  D88DX
          from Sonanji Island (AS-080) on 13-16  August. They will operate  on
          80-10 metres CW  and SSB. QSL  via DS3FGV.  For further  information
          please visit http://www.59dx.com/ [TNX DS5EVU and JI6KVR]
HP     - The Panama Canal Amateur Radio Association (PCARA) will operate SSB,
          CW and PSK31  as HP2L  from Gamboa  Lighthouse in  the Panama  Canal
          (ARLHS PAN-027) during the ILLW. QSL via HP1IBF. [TNX HP1AC]
HS     - E20HHK/p is active from Samui Island (AS-101). QSL via E21EIC.
I      - Look for  IT9GL to  be aired  from Isolotto  Colombaia (EU-025,  IIA
          TP-017) until 16 August. QSL direct to P.O. Box 200, 91100 Trapani -
          TP [TNX IT9JLG]
I      - Maurizio, IK2MLR reports he will be active on 10-40 metres SSB  with
          some QRS  CW as  IG9/homecall from  Linosa (AF-019,  IIA AG-003)  on
          16-30 August.
I      - Look for Fabrizio,  IA5/IK5WOB (CW) and  Carlo, IA5/IK5FTL (SSB)  to
          operate from Isola d'Elba (EU-028, IIA LI-001) on 21-29 August.  QSL
          via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX IK5WOB]
I      - IQ7AF will  be  aired on  4-5  September during  the  amateur  radio
          meeting organized by ARI Lecce (http://www.arilecce.it) [TNX Salento
          DX Team]
LU     - Look for LT7W to be aired  by Grupo Titan (http://www.lt7w.tk) from
          Golfo Nuevo Lighthouse (ARLHS ARG-038), Patagonia during  the  ILLW.
          QSL direct to  P.O. Box 4,  9120 Puerto  Madryn, Chubut,  Argentina.
          [TNX LU4WG and LU5WW]
LU     - The Bahia Blanca DX  Group (http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/) will  take
          part in the ILLW  from three different  lighthouses in Buenos  Aires
          province. Expect  activity as  homecall/D from  Recalada  Lighthouse
          (ARG-009, operators LU4DRH, LU5DEM, LU6DRD, LU5DRV, LU6EPR,  LU7EVP,
          LU8EBK and LU8EHQ), El Rincon Lighthouse (ARG-036, operators LU4ETN,
          LU8EBJ, LU9ESD,  LW3DKC, LW8DMK  and  LW9EVA) and  Segunda  Barranca
          Lighthouse (ARG-067,  operators LU1EUU,  LU7AC, LU7DSY,  LU8DWR  and
          LW8EAG). QSL for all via  LU7DSY (P.O. Box  709, 8000 Bahia  Blanca,
          Buenos Aires, Argentina). [TNX LU8DWR]
OH     - YL2FB, YL2CI, YL2GQG and YL1ZF will operate (on all HF bands CW, SSB
          and RTTY, VHF/UHF operation on 6m,  2m and 70cm is planned as  well)
          as OH/YL2FB from  an island  in the  Etela-Suomi (Uusimaa)  Province
          group (EU-097)  on  15-19  August.  Weather  permitting,  they  will
          participate in the ILLW from  Soderskar lighthouse (ARLHS  FIN-057).
          QSL via YL2FB. [TNX YL1ZF]
PA     - Cees, PA3FXO and others will participate in the ILLW as PI4LDN  from
          the lighthouse  at Noordwijk,  The Netherlands.  QSL via  bureau  to
          PA7DA. [TNX PA3FXO]
PY     - ZX35O is the special call Daniel, PT2OP will be using from 18 August
          to 16 September  to celebrate his  35th anniversary  on the  amateur
          radio bands. QSL via PT2OP, direct or bureau. [TNX PS7AB]
SV     - Stavros, M0BBB/5B4AFM  will operate  as J42004A  from from  Skopelos
          (EU-072) and Athens from 17  August to 1  September. QSL via  M0BBB,
          direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
SV     - ON4BB, ON5JE  and  ON5KH  will  operate  as  SV8/homecall  from  the
          Kyklades (EU-067).  On 8-18  September they  will be  on Naxos  (MIA
          MG-075), while on  19-21 September  they will  operate from  Mykonos
          (MIA MG-074). QSL  home calls, preferably  through the bureau.  [TNX
SV5    - Wojtek, SP5MXZ is  active (on 20  metres CW and  SSB) as  SV5/SP5MXZ
          from Rhodes (EU-001)  until 20 August.  During the  weekend he  will
          operate as SX5A (special call  of the local  club station) and  nezt
          week he will use J42004/SP5MXZ. QSL via home call. [TNX SP5XSD]
T9     - Babs/DL7AFS, Lot/DJ7ZG  and  Chris/Z31GX will  be  active  on  160-6
          metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31  as T98LBC on 2-12 September.  Before
          going to Bosnia & Hercegovina, Babs and Lot expect to operate for  a
          few  days  as  Z38Z  from  Macedonia.   QSLs  via  DL7AFS.   Further
          information at www.qsl.net/dl7afs [TNX DJ7ZG]
UR     - Look for  Andy, UT/RZ3EM  and Serge,  UT2FA to  operate from  a  few
          Ukrainian  lighthouses   (ARLHS   UKR-036/037/045   and,   possibly,
          UKR-054/055/056) on 14-15 August. [TNX RV3ACA]
UR     - Look for UU9JWM/P to be aired  from Khersonesskiy Lighthouse  (ARLHS
          UKR-022, ULA  021) during  the ILLW.  QSL via  bureau or  direct  to
          UT5JAJ (P.O. Box 72, Sevastopol - 55, 99055 Ukraine). [TNX UT5JAJ]
VK     - The official list of stations that are expected to take part in this
          year's ILLW (http://illw.net/2004_list.htm) includes VK9MI, which is
          announced to be active from Montague  Island (OC-223, an IOTA  group
          activated for the first and  only time by  VK2IOM back in  September
          1997). QSL via bureau or direct  to P.O. Box 22, Bodalla, NSW  2545,
W      - Look for Chuck,  ND7K to  operate on  20 metres  SSB and  CW and  40
          metres CW from Bailey Island (NA-137) on 15-16 August. QSL to either
          P.O. Box 347,  East Boothbay, ME  04544, USA  or his  CBA. [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
W      - Eagle Harbor Lighthouse  (USA-253) will  be active  during the  ILLW
          using the special 1x1 call K8E.  Modes of operation include  HF/VHF,
          CW/SSB, FM Satellite  and possible HF  digital. Collectors of  ARLHS
          numbers  can  get  credit  for  three  upon  request:  Eagle  Harbor
          Lighthouse USA-253, Front Range  Light USA-254 and Rear Range  Light
          USA-255. QSL  via  buro or  direct  to N8MR.  The  web  page  is  at
          http://www.kc8nah.com/Interests/illw04.htm [TNX N8MR]

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

ANTARCTICA AWARD ---> The Mediterraneo DX Club announces that the newly  born
Antarctica Award will  be presented during  the amateur radio  meeting to  be
held in Lecce  on 4-5 September.  The first  certificate will  be awarded  to
Filippo Corbelli, IK0AIH (the first time operator from Concordia Base at Dome
C) during the XX Italian HF-DX  Convention (Bologna, 25-26 September).  Rules
and full information on this award will be available on www.mdxc.org as  soon
as the site reconstruction is finished. [TNX MDXC]

DXCC NEWS ---> Effective immediately, the  ARRL DXCC Branch will accept  QSLs
for operations taking place in Somalia (6O/T5). This includes the  Somaliland
(northwestern Somalia) and Puntland  (northeastern Somalia) autonomous  areas
as well as  the southern and  central areas  of Somalia.  DXCC will  accredit
operations possessing written permission from  any recognized authority  that
is acknowledged to  be in control  of a  particular region.  These QSLs  will
count for the Somali Democratic Republic (Somalia). QSLs for past  operations
will be  accepted where  proper documentation  has  been submitted.  This  is
subject to change based on future developments in Somalia.

IIA TP-019 ---> Momo,  IT9GNG operated (first  time activation) from  Scoglio
Mal Consiglio (EU-025, IIA TP-019) on 11 August.

LIGHTHOUSES  --->  Lighthouse   enthusiasts  may  find   this  of   interest:

OPERATIONS CANCELLED ---> Carl,  N4AA (QRZ-DX) and  Rolf, DL7VEE report  that
the following announced operations have been cancelled:
13-15 August  4U1VIC, by DK7YY, DJ9MH and DL7VEE [425DXN 691]
12-17 August  C91DA & C91NK, by K4SV & VA7DX [425DXN 691]
10-14 August  KG4DX, by W4WX [425DXN 691]

PIRATE ---> "Whoever was active as TF8/LX9EG on 9 August was a pirate",  says
Norby,  LX1NO.  "I  was  sitting  at  home  and  I  was  listening  to   'my'

QSL BORNEO 2004 ---> Derek, G3KHZ  and Maury, IZ1CRR inform  that all of  the
V8PMB (OC-184) and 9M8PSB (OC-165) direct requests received so far have  been
processed and mailed.

QSL IR1CL ---> This  station was active  on 7 August  from the lighthouse  at
Capo delle  Mele  (WAIL LI-003,  ARLHS  ITA-015). All  of  the QSOs  will  be
confirmed automatically  via  the bureau.  Direct  cards should  be  sent  to

QSL VIA OK1MU ---> Pavel, OK1MU says he  still has about 500 blank cards  for
his past activities  as 5N0/OK1MU and  5N35/OK1MU. Cards can  be sent  either
direct (Pavel Prihoda, Okruzni 331,  Solnice 517 01,  Czech Republic) ov  via
the bureau.

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

ITA:    ARI Pompei sponsors the Italian Towns Award (I.T.A.); information  on
         valid operations and pictures can be found at http://www.aripompei.it
         [TNX ARI POMPEI]
LOGS:   On-line logs for Marconian station IY6GM  [425DXN 683] are  available
         at http://antares.fastnet.it/enti/ari-an/search.html [TNX I6GFX]
LOGS:   The YV0D logs (18,447 QSOs from 21.49 UTC on 1 August to 10.10 UTC on
         the  4th)  are  now  available  at  http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.html
         (direct access from http://www.radioclubvenezelano.org).

QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3B9C, 3D2VB,  3D2VB/R,  3XDQZ/P
(AF-096), 4U1UN,  4W3CW, 4Z9DBI,  5T0EU, 5W1SA,  6Y8Z, 7Q7MM,  9L1MS,  9M8PSB
(OC-165), 9U5D, 9Y4/DJ7ZG, A35VB, C6AGN, CO2OJ, CS0RCL/P (EU-167),  CU8/DJ6SI
(EU-089), EL2WW, ET3TK,  EU3AR, F5LPY/TU8, FG1GW,  FK/AC4LN (OC-079),  FK8GX,
G4IUF/HC8, GH8KGC/P (EU-099), GM3OFT/P (EU-012), H40VB (OC-065), H44VV, HK0GU
(NA-049), HK0GU/1  (SA-078),  HK3JJH/0B  (NA-133),  HL2UOK  (AS-105),  IA0PS,
IV3LZQ/P (EU-130), J79KV,  JA6WFM/HI8, JH4WXV/6  (AS-067), K1FWE/1  (NA-217),
KB5IQJ/p (NA-092),  KC4/IK0AIH,  KU8E/p   (NA-085),  N2MUN  (NA-026),    ND7K
(NA-137), OA4WW, P29KM,  P29VVB (OC-258), P4/W1XP,  R1FJ, RK1PWA/p  (EU-086),
S9SS, SV1CEI/8  (EU-067),  SV8/IK0REH/P  (EU-052),  T20VB,  T48RAC,    T88VV,
TG7/OH3JF, TJ3MC/P  (AF-095),  TO4E, TO4WW,  V31RG,  V63MB,  V8PMB  (OC-184),
VE2/VE3EXY/P (NA-077),  VK6AN  (OC-266), VY2ZM,  WA4JA/p  (NA-142),  WB8YJF/4
(NA-067), XF4IH,  XW1IC,  XZ7A, YI9L,  YI9ZF,  YJ0VB, YM0KA  (AS-099),  ZB3B,

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