425 DX News issue #697

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                              425 DX News #697
                             11 September 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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4S     - Twenty-five Japanese operators will be active on all bands and modes
          from Sri Lanka  on 18-25 September.  QSL via home  calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
7Q     - Renato, IN3BHR has joined Ely, IN3VZE (7Q7CE) [425DXN 693] and  will
          operate on 10-160 metres SSB as 7Q7RB from the Resort Club  Makokola
          (Lake Malawi) until 23 September. QSL  IN3BHR via IN3BHR, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX IN3VZE]
7X     - Angel/EA1QF,  Pere/EA3CUU, Paco/EA4BT,  Emilio/EA7AAW,  Julio/EA7JB,
          Juan Lucas/EA7TL and Ramon/EB4EPJ will be active from Algeria on 2-9
          October. They will operate from the QTH of 7X0AD, probably using his
          callsign. QSL via EA4URE.  The activity will be held in co-operation
9A     - Zik, DL/VE3ZIK  (4N1DX)  will be  active  again  as  9A/VE3ZIK  from
          Croatia on 12-19  September. It will  be a  holiday style  operation
          from Bilice, near Sibenik  (JN73WS). He will  try to concentrate  on
          the WARC bands  and 10m FM.  QSL via DL3PS,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
9K     - The Daily  DX reports  that the  announced 9K2F  (AS-118)  operation
          [425DXN 696] has been postponed.
CE     - A group of operators from the Atacama Desert DX Group and Radio Club
          La Serena will be active (on 10-80 metres CW, SSB, BPSK31 and  SSTV)
          as XR2G from Damas Island (SA-086)  on 25-26 September to  celebrate
          the 40th anniversary of IOTA. QSL via XQ1IDM. [TNX XQ1IDM]
          between URE and ARA. [TNX EA5KY]
CO     - Angel, EA1QF  and Carlos, EB1AA  will work  on a  "Radiosolidaridad"
          project in Cuba  on 12-25 October  and will operate as T42R in their
          spare time. QSL via EA4URE. [TNX EA5KY]
DL     - Look for Klaus, DJ4JI/p to operate on 80, 40 and 20 metres SSB  from
          Pellworm Island (EU-042)  on 12-18 September.  QSL via bureau.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
DL     - Look for DD6VSF/P to operate PSK, RTTY and SSB from Hiddensee Island
          (EU-057) on 19-26 September. QSL via bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
FK     - Mike, FK/KM9D and  Jan, FK/KF4TUG  [425DXN 696]  expects to  operate
          from Huon Island (OC-058), New Caledonia until around 15  September.
          QSL via OM2SA. Logs will be  uploaded to Logbook of the World.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
G      - Special event station GB200CLB  will be activated  on all bands  and
          modes from Cromer Lifeboat Station (JO02PW) on 30-31 October. Anyone
          interested in operating, logging or helping with the station, please
          contact David, M0CNP (david@m0cnp.fsnet.co.uk9. [TNX M0CNP]
HA     - Laci/HA0HW (J45HW), Tomi/HA4DX (J45DX) and a third HA operator  will
          be active (on  40-10 metres  CW, SSB,  RTTY and  PSK31) from  Rhodes
          (EU-001) from 26 September to 3 October. QSL via home calls,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
HB0    - Look for Roger, HB0/ON7TQ  and Marcel, HB0/ON6UQ  to be active  from
          Liechtenstein on 12-19  September. They  plan to  operate on  160-10
          metres SSB and CW. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
I      - Biella ARI Branch station  IQ1CM will be  activated on 19  September
          during the III "BiellaRadio" fair. QSL via bureau.
I      - Special call IR0SN will be activated  on 20-30 September as part  of
          the celebrations for the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the
          Abbey of  Grottaferrata.  QSL via  IZ0BTV,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
I      - Nuccio,  I7YKN  and  other  members  of   the  Strange  Radio   Team
          (Umberto/I0NZK,   Christine/I7OCD,   Luigi/IW8EQS,    Simone/IZ0BTV,
          Francesco/IZ7AUH,  Fabio/IZ7CRW,  Marco/IZ7DOK,  Oreste/IZ8EDJ   and
          Salvatore/IZ8GGF) will be active from three EU-091 islands in  early
          October. Expects activity from Isola del  Capezzone (IIA LE 004)  on
          the 1st, Chianca D' Abramo (LE 017)  on the 2nd and Grande di  Porto
          Cesareo (LE-017) on the 3rd. QSl  via I7YKN, direct or bureau.  [TNX
          IZ8EDJ and I6YOT]
JA     - Look for Kenji, JA4GXS/4 to operate (on 80, 40, 30, 20 and 15 metres
          CW and SSB) from Otsu Island  (AS-117, JIIA-AS-117-110) starting  on
          19 September around 8  UTC until 23  UTC on the  20th. QSL via  home
          call, direct (Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho, Yamaguchi, 753-0038
          Japan) or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
S9     - Jorge, CT1EFV  will  take part  in  the  "Latitude  Zero  Equatorial
          Challenge 2004"  humanitarian  mission to  Sao  Tome.  He  plans  to
          operate as S92LZ on 19-26 September, depending on local  conditions.
          QSL via CT1EFV. [TNX CT1END]
ST     - Dane, ST2T (S57CQ) [425DXN 684] is still in Sudan and, according  to
          his QSL  manager,  will remain  there  for another  2-3  months.  He
          expects to operate in the WAEDC SSB Contest during the weekend.  QSL
          via S57DX. [TNX S57DX]
SU     - Gab, HA3JB will operate as SU8BHI from Egypt from 21 September to 20
          December. He plans to be QRV on CW,  PSK, RTTY and some SSB, and  to
          participate in  the CQ/RJ  DX RTTY  and CQ  WW DX  CW contests.  QSL
          direct only  via  home call  (Kutasi  Gabor, P.O.  Box  243,  H-8601
          Siofok, Hungary). Logs will be available at http://www.qsl.net/ha3jb
          [TNX HA0HW]
SV     - Mike, G8VHB will operate on 40  and 20 metres SSB as SV8/G8VHB  from
          Thira/Santorini (EU-067) on 14-20 September. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
TT     - TT8KR is the callsign  issued to Robert,  S53R [425DXN 697].  Expect
          him to be active from N'Djamena  until 14 September. He will try  to
          operate on 160 metres, but the roof  of the hotel is very low.  [TNX
UR     - Special event call EO1WRP will be  aired on all  bands and modes  on
          10-14 September. QSL via UT7WZ, direct (Miroslav Lupiy, P.O.Box  94,
          Lviv 79000, Ukraine) or bureau. [TNX UR5WCW]
UR     - Look for  Tom (UT3IB/P),  Mike (UT9IO/P),  Alex (UX2IQ/P)  and  Igor
          (UY9IA/P) to be active from Berezan  Island (EU-179, UIA BS-02)  and
          Lighthouse (ULA-009,  ARLHS UKR-035)  on  11-19 September.  QSL  via
          UX2IQ, direct (P.O. Box 370, Yenakiyevo,  86420 Ukraine) or  bureau.
          [TNX UT3IB]
VE     - Look for special event call  VE3QCWA to be  aired from 17  September
          through 17 October for the QCWA  International Convention that  will
          be held in Ottawa on 15-17 October. QSL via VE3IQ. Founded in  1947,
          the Quarter Century  Wireless Association is  open to amateur  radio
          operators who have been licenced for at least 25 years (please visit
          http://www.qcwa.org/ for full information). [TNX VA3RJ]
VE     - Ken, G3OCA  expects to  be active  as VE7/G3OCA  from Quadra  Island
          (NA-091) for a couple of days between 20 and 25 October. [TNX G3OCA]
VK     - The Northern Corridor Radio Group (VK6ANC) will activate the special
          callsign VI6175WA to celebrate the 175th anniversary of existence of
          the state of Western Australia. The  callsign will be aired for  the
          first time in the Oceania DX SSB Contest; after that it will be used
          on the HF bands by individual  members of the club  for the rest  of
          October. More information will be posted on  http://www.ncrg.org.au.
          QSL via VK6NE, direct or bureau. [TNX VK6APK]
VK     - Paul, G0WRE plans  to operate (mostly  on +/- 14260  and 21260  kHz)
          from Magnetic  Island  (OC-171) and  maybe  from an  island  in  the
          Queensland State (South Coast) North Group  (OC-160). The dates  are
          not sure as yet but it will be between 14 and 20 October. Paul  will
          collect his  licence  upon arrival.  Those  wishing a  contact  with
          OC-171 for a new one can  e-mail Paul (g0wre@blueyonder.co.uk).  QSL
          via G0WRE (all  QSOs will be  confirmed automatically  via the  RSGB
          bureau). [TNX G0WRE]
XU     - Wim, ON6TZ (XU7TZG) expects to operate on +/- 7075, 14220 and  21320
          kHz from Cambodia on 11-28 September. QSL via ON4AJV. [TNX The Daily
Z3     - Zoli, HA1CA will be active as  Z38C from Macedonia for the next  two
          years. QSl via HA1RS. [TNX HA0HW]

ANTARCTIC TOUR ---> Mike  Gloistein, GM0HCQ is  leaving again for  Antarctica
onboard the RRS "James Clark Ross". He should be able to operate from  VP8SGK
(South Georgia), VP8SIG (Signy Base in the South Orkneys, Antartica Aw. G-05,
AN-008) and  VP8ROT (Rothera  Base on Adelaide  Island, - Antartica Aw. G-07,
AN-001).  QSLs via  GM0HCQ, direct  or  bureau.   Updates  on  his  itinerary
will be published on http://www.gm0hcq.com [TNX GM0HCQ]

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

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EU-163 ---> Goran, YZ1SG operated as YT2A/LGT from Katic Reef (20-22  August)
and as YZ1SG/P from Sv. Nedjelja  (31 August). Both  count for ARLHS  YUG-009
and IOTA EU-163. QSL via YZ1SG, direct or bureau. [TNX YZ1SG]

HTC-QRP SPRINT CONTEST  ---> This CW  only event, organized  by the  Helvetia
Telegraphy Club (HTC), will take place (on 20,  40 and 80 metres) from 13  to
19 UTC  on 11  September. Details  can be  found at  http://www.htc.ch/ [TNX

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. The MIA Contest software, for both licenced amateurs (thanks  to
IK6CAC)   and   SWLs   (thanks   to   I5-1990),   can   be   downloaded    at

QSL 4K6DI ---> Effective 1 September, W3HNK is no longer the QSL manager  for
Andrew, 4K6DI. The new QSL route is via DL7EDH (Alexander Spielmann, Hubertus
Str. 5, D-85095 Denkendorf, Germany), who is able to confirm also past  QSOs.

QSL EO150JPO ---> All of the contacts with this special event station will be
confirmed automatically via the bureau. Those  who need a direct card  should
send their requests to P.O. Box 330, Sevastopol 99057, Ukraine. [TNX UT5JDS]

QSL RA0FN  --->  UA9OR  is the  current  callsign  of  Viacheslav  Davidenko,
formerly known as RA0FN. He has moved to the UA9 area and his current address
is: Viacheslav Davidenko, P.O. Box 222, Novosibirsk-34, 630034, Russia.  Logs
and QSL cards for RA0FN are still available.

QSL VIA EA7FTR ---> Please note that Fran, EA7FTR will be the QSL manager for
the 17-21  September operation  by HC4CB  and  HC4/EA9CP from  Isla  Cojimies
(SA-056) only.  All of  the other  calls that  Antonio, EA9CP  will be  using
during his South America trip [425DXN 696] will be managed by EA9CP  himself.

SRT EVENT  ---> The Strange Radio Team special event will run from 00.00  UTC
on 22  October through  24 UTC  on the  24th. Proceeds  beyond  out-of-pocket
expenses  will  be   donated  to   charity.  Information   is  available   at
http://www.strangeradioteam.com or  from the  Event Manager  Marco De  Carlo,
IZ7DOK (iz7dok@libero.it) [TNX IZ8EDJ]

+ SILENT KEYS + The Daily DX reports  that Frank Turek, DL7FT passed away  on
17 August. Over  the years he  visited and operated  from many DX  locations,
usually with FT  suffixes (e.g.  TT8FT, ZK2FT,  A35FT, etc).  The DL7FT  Post
Office Box  will not  be closed,  as Frank's  wife  Siegrid (DL7CN)  will  be
handling QSL duties.
Mike, ZP5YW informs that  Gary, ZP5ZR passed  away on 8  September. He was  a
well known DXer, with special interest  for 6 metres and the satellite  bands

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

QSL DB:       Boye Christensen, OZ7C  reports that his  QSL DBase (more  than
               355,000 records) has been  moved to the  Danish DX Group's  web
               site at http://www.ddxg.dk/oz7c/.

QSLs received direct or through managers:  5U7B, 5W0KE, 5W0KE, 5W0SS,  5Z4DZ,
7P8DA, 7Q7MM, 7X2RO,  9M2BX, 9Y4/DL1HCM,  9Y4TL, A35RE,  A43GI (AS-119,  2002
QSO), A43HI (AS-010), A92GR, CO5DX, CO8DM, CS0RCL/P (EU-145), EA1AKS, EA1AQO,
EA5RJ, EA8AOQ, EA8BH, ES5RW, FG/AI5P, FK8GJ, FO5RH (OC-066), FO5RK  (OC-051),
FR1AN,  HA8IB,  HB9RDE,  HC8N,  HR2RCH/3  (NA-160),  HS72B  (AS-125),  HS72B,
IF9/IK4RUX (EU-054),  IS0/DL6FBK, JT1CO,  K4T, KH0/JS1CYI,  KH8/DF2SS,  KP2L,
LA5UKA (EU-056), N2OB (NA-111), OA4BQE, OC3I (SA-074), OH0B, OH0I/OJ0, OH2BH,
OJ0J, OY3QN, P40L, R1FJ, RA0FX (AS-018),  RI0IMA (AS-170), RK6CZ/p  (EU-185),
SV1DPI, SV2ASP/A,  T20RE,  T33C, T44I,  TA2ZF,  TM5B (EU-148),  TO4E,  TO4WW,
TT8DX,  TT8DX,  V31AD,  V47SS,  VA3RMF/W1  (NA-055),  VP5/K5CM,  VY2TT,   W7W
(NA-169), YB9AY, YB9BU, YC4FIJ, YC9BU, YV4A,  YV4AZF, YV7QP (SA-012),  Z32XX,
ZW8M (SA-042), ZX7XX (SA-046), ZY6GK (SA-023).


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