425 DX News issue #698

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                              425 DX News #698
                             18 September 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
                        (e-mail i121171@425dxn.org)

7X     - 7W0AD is the callsign issued to  the group of Spanish operators  for
          their 2-9  October  activity form  ALgeria  [425DXN  698].  QSL  via
          EA4URE. [TNX EA5KY]
EA     - Jose Manuel, EA4AAA will operate as EA4AAA/EA5/m from the lighthouse
          at  Cabo  de  Huertas  (ARLHS  SPA-016,   E-0166  for  the   Spanish
          lighthouses award) on 18  September starting around  15 UTC. All  of
          the QSOs  will  be confirmed  automatically  via  the  bureau.  [TNX
EL     - EL2PM is the  callsign issued to  Pat, EI5IF [425DXN  682]. He  will
          remain in Liberia for another three months. [TNX F5NQL]
FO     - Unfavourable weather conditions  caused Nando/IT9YRE,  Claudio/I1SNW
          and Alfio/IT9EJW to put off their departure for Hereheretue (OC-052)
          until 17 September at 6 a.m. Tahiti time. The voyage will take about
          48 hours  and  now  they  expect  to arrive  around  15  UTC  on  19
          September. [TNX KB5GL]
HB0    - Andy, LY2BVB will operate (on 80, 40,  20 and 15 metres CW and  SSB)
          as HB0/LY2BVB from Liechtenstein on 20-23 September. QSL via  bureau
          to LY2BVB. [TNX HA0HW]
I      - Gianni, IZ8CGS will  be active  from Lampedusa  Island (AF-019,  IIA
          AG-001, MIA MI-126) on 23-26 September. QSl via IK8VRN. [TNX IZ8CGS]
I      - IY4FGM,  the  station  at  the   Guglielmo  Marconi  Foundation   at
          Pontecchio, will be  activated during the  Italian HF-DX  Convention
          next weekend (www.ari-bo.it). QSL via IK4UPU.
JA     - Look for JQ6GXP/6 to operate from Kami-Koshiki Island (AS-037,  JIIA
          AS-037-003) from around  8 UTC on  18 September until 23 UTC on  the
          19th. He will the  go and operate  from Shimo-Koshiki (AS-037,  JIIA
          AS-037-007) until 21 September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
          [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Steve, K7USJ will be active (on 40-6  metres CW and SSB, as well  as
          FM on  29.300  MHz) as  7J1AIL/JR6  from Iriomote,  Yaeyama  Islands
          (AS-024) from 29 September through 2 October. QSL via K7USJ (direct)
          or 7J1AIL (direct or bureau). [TNX K7USJ]
JW     - LA7QI (JW7QI)  and LA8AW  (JW8AW) will  be active  from  Spitsbergen
          (EU-026)  until  20  September.  QSL  via  home  calls.  They   will
          participate in the Scandinavian Activty Contest CW as JW8D (QSL  via
S7     - Marco/HB9OCR, Piera/HB3YIY and possibly others will operate (on  the
          HF bands  SSB, 80  metres excluded)  as  S79MH from  Praslin  Island
          (AF-024), Seychelles from  24 October to  6 November, CQ  WW DX  SSB
          Contest included. QSL via HB9OCR. [TNX HB9OCR]
SM     - The SI9AM station (http://www.qsl.net/si9am) will be activated  will
          be activated during the SAC CW  (18-19 September, by SM3EAE,  SM3FJF
          and probably  other SM3s)  and SSB  (25-26 September,  by DF6JC  and
          DL1EJS). QSL via SM3CVM, direct or bureau. [TNX SM3CVM]
TA     - Berkin, TA3J will operate as TC2K4J from 24 September to 2 November.
          This special activity  will commemorate  forty silent-key  operators
          from Turkey.  QSL via  TA3YJ, direct  (no green  stamps, please)  or
          bureau.     Further     information     can     be     found      at
          http://www.geocities.com/tc2k4j/. [TNX TA3YJ]
TR     - The Daily  DX reports  that Dimitri,  F5SWB is  going to  spend  two
          months in Gabon and plans to operate as TR8DF on all bands CW during
          his spare time. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
UA     - Victor, RV3YR and other  operators from the  Fifth Ocean Flight  ARC
          and the Brjanskij Radio Club are active as UE3YGA and UE3YGA/p  from
          various Russian Districts in Brjansk region until 20 September.  QSL
          via RV3YR (Victor Borodin, P.O. Box  1, Bryansk-27, 241027  Russia).
          [TNX RV3YR]
W      - Chuck, ND7K will  be active (mostly  on 20 metres  SSB and CW,  with
          some 40m) as ND7K/P from Bailey  Island (NA-137) from  18 UTC on  19
          September to 16 UTC  on the 20th.  This will his  last visit to  the
          island this year. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]

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

AUSTRALIAN POSTAL  RATES --->  "All DXers  should  be aware  that  Australian
postal rates increased by  10% starting 6th  September 2004", Alan  Roocroft,
VK4AAR reports.  "Please  make  allowances  for  this  when  enclosing  reply
postage. Also, it is not a good idea to attach Australian stamps to your  SAE
because 95% of  DXers get the  wrong series of  stamps and  the wrong  value.
Please let us do it ourselves. We know the system best and it is different to
most countries".

CDXC ---> At the recent annual general meeting of Chiltern DX Club, The UK DX
Foundation (www.cdxc.org.uk), the  following committee  was elected:  Neville
Cheadle/G3NUG (President),  John Butcher/G3LAS  (Chairman), Peter  Hart/G3SJX
(Secretary), Nigel Cawthorne/G3TXF (Treasurer), Martyn Phillips/G3RFX (Digest
Editor), Jim Kellaway/G3RTE, David Gould/G3UEG, Mark Haynes/M0DXR  (Committee
members). CDXC has  recently made an  Award of Merit  to the  3B9C team.  The
Award of Merit programme enables CDXC, on behalf of the UK amateur community,
to give  recognition to  deserving amateurs  "For outstanding  and  unselfish
contributions to the  field of HF  amateur radio and  DXing". Recent  winners
are: 2001 D68C Comoro Islands, 1999 ZL9CI Campbell Island, 1998 9M0C  Spratly
Island and 1997 VK0IR Heard Island DXpeditions. [TNX G3XTT]

DX MAGAZINE MOST  WANTED SURVEY  ---> The  DX Magazine's  annual Most  Wanted
Survey is  being  conducted  now  through 31  October.  The  survey  form  is
available at http://www.dxpub.com/dx_survey2004.html and the overall  results
will be published in early 2005. [TNX N4AA]

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit:
4W4JEG   Timor-Leste        7 October 2003 - 30 June 2004
T6RF     Afghanistan        1 July - 31 August 2004
TT8KR    Chad               7-14 September 2004.

EUCW CONTEST  --->  The  first contest  organized  by  the  Club  Francophone
Telegraphiste will  take  place  on  11  November from  5  to  15  UTC.  Full
information is available at http://www.on5cft.be.tf/ [TNX F5NQL]

EU SPRINT CONTESTS ---> The two Autumn events will be held on 20, 40 and   80
metres only from 15.00 UTC until 18.59 UTC on 2 October (Autumn SSB,  managed
by I2UIY) and  9 October (Autumn  CW, managed  by OK2FD)  Full details  (free
software included) can be found at http://www.qsl.net/eusprint

GM SPECIAL CONTEST CALLS ---> Jurij, MM0DFV (http://www.scotham.net) provides
the list of the current  special contest callsigns  (with their relevant  QSL
route) used by Scottish amateur radio clubs:
GM0B    MM0BHX         GM4V    MM0FVC         GM7V    M0CMK
GM0F    M0CMK          GM5A    GM3YTS         GM8W    GM4XZZ
GM0G    MM0SLB         GM5C    GM0DEQ         MM0Q    MM0BQI
GM2T    GM4UYZ         GM5V    GM3UTQ         MM2R    MM1AUF
GM2Z    MM0DFV         GM7M    MM0ERK         MM7I    GM3GBZ
GM3W    GM3JKS         GM7R    MM1AUF

NCDXF ---> At its Board of  Directors meeting on  11 September, the  Northern
California DX Foundation re-elected the following officers and directors: Len
Geraldi/K6ANP   (President),   Al   Burnham/K6RIM   (Vice   President),   Tom
McShane/NW6P (Secretary),  Bruce Butler/W6OSP  (Trasurer), Rusty  Epps/W6OAT,
Dave   Pugatch/KI6WF,   Chuck   Ternes/N6OJ,   Glenn   Vinson/W6OTC,    Steve
Merchant/K6AW, Ken Anderson/K6TA and Tim Totten/N4GN (Directors). Information
pertaining  to  the  Northern  California  DX  Foundation  is  available   at
http://www.ncdxf.org/ [TNX K6RIM]

QSL 8J1RL ---> The QSL cards  for contacts made  with Syowa Station  (AN-015,
JA-02 for the Antarctica Award) from  February 2004 to  January 2005 will  be
forwarded to JARL Bureau in April  2005 after the operators return to  Japan.
On-line logs at http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-7_8j1rl/frame.htm

QSL VIA IZ8CCW ---> Antonio is  the QSL manager  for the following  stations:
5B/IT9SSI (AS-004 and AS-120), 5B/IZ8CCW (AS-004 and AS-120), 8A3M  (OC-250),
CO8TW  (NA-015),  CU3X  (AF-014),  ED8MDC  (AF-004),  H40AT  (OC-065),  H44AT
(OC-149), IB0DX (EU-045),  IB0MDC (EU-045),  IC8/IZ8CCW (EU-031),  ID8/IZ8CCW
(EU-144), II8CS,  II8MDC,  IL7M (EU-050),  IO8MDC  (EU-144),  IQ8ARI,  IQ8BP,
IT9/IZ8CCW (EU-025),  IU8MDC,  IU8W, J3/F4TVY  (NA-024),  J6/F4TVY  (NA-108),
J79TUY (NA-101),  KB5GL/5  (NA-089, Apr  03), RI0CM (AS-172), UN8GDR,  UN8GF,
UN8GU,  UP7GMDC,  V8AQZ (OC-088),  VU2DPM (AS-153,  Jan 02),  VU2HFR (AS-153,
Jan 02),  VU2JSH (AS-153, Jan 02),  VU2KFR (AS-153, Jan 02), VU2SKD  (AS-153,
Jan 02),  YB3ZES  (OC-021),   YB3ZES/P  (OC-237),  YB3ZMI  (OC-237),   YC0IEM
(OC-021),  YC0IEM/7 (OC-088), YC0IEM/9 (OC-022), YC0IEM/P (OC-145 and OC-148),
YC0LND  (OC-021), YC0UTC (OC-021),  YC3BDJ (OC-021), YC3DIK (OC-021), YC3DIK/P
(OC-237), YC3IZK (OC-021), YC3MM, YC3MM/5 (OC-075 and OC-245), YC3MM/P (OC-197
and OC-237), YC3OX (OC-021),  YC7SKM (OC-088), YC9MB (OC-151), YC9MT (OC-151),
YE3M (OC-021), YE5A (OC-262), YE5X (OC-075), YE5XMD (OC-075) and Z38M. Antonio
will attend the  HF-DX Convention in Bologna  next weekend  those who need one
or more cards  are invited to get in  touch with him  (iz8ccw@mdxc.org).  [TNX

QSL VIA VK4AAR ---> Alan is the QSL manager for the following stations: 9V0A,
9V1DX, C21RH,KH2VM,  P29RH, V63PD,  VI0ANARE,  VK0MM, VK6AN  (OC-266),  VK6BM
(OC-234), VK6BSI (OC-243), VK6LI (OC-071),  VK8AN, VK8AN/6 (OC-154),  VK8AN/8
(OC-229), VK8AV/3  (OC-136), VK8DP,  VK8MI  (OC-173), VK8RH,  VK8XC,  VU3RSB,
YJ8AA, ZK2JJ, ZK2PJ. QSL direct only  to Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box 421,  Gatton
4343, Australia.

UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST ---> Sponsored by  the Ukrainian Contest Club (UCC)  and
the Ukrainian  Amateur Radio  League (UARL),  it will  take place  on  160-10
metres (WARC bands  excluded) CW, SSB  and RTTY, from  12 UTC  on 6  November
through 12 UTC on the  7th. Full rules  are available at  http://urcc.com.ua/

+ SILENT KEY  + Captain Lee  E. Reisenweber,  K3RGD/VP2VE passed  away on  21
February at the  San Juan VA  Medical Center, San  Juan, Puerto  Rico. He  is
interred at Puerto Rico National Cemetery Bayamon. First licensed at the  age
of 12, Lee was president of the BVI Amateur Radio League. During the  Vietnam
War he  served in  the United  States Marine  Corps. Lee's  family asks  that
anyone knowing Lee  that have pictures  or stories they  can share to  please
send them to D. L. Borgman, 11111 NE 105th Avenue, Archer, Florida 32618, USA
or email to dlb@borgmangroup.com

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

ANTARCTICA:  A page of links to Antarctica  related web sites has been  added
              to the  Antarctica Award  page at  www.mdxc.org/antarctica  [TNX
LOGS:        On-line logs  for  IU1L's operations  from  La  Lanterna  (ARLHS
              ITA-177,  WAIL  LI-005)  in  the  2003  and  2004  International
              Lighthouse   &    Lightship    Weekends   are    available    at
              www.arigenova.it [TNX IZ1BZS]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3DA0RN      G4IRN       FO5RN       F5NQL       SV8/ON4BB   ON4BB
3Z0AIR      SP7L        FP/NN9K     NN9K        SV8/ON5JE   ON5JE
4J9RI       DL7EDH      FR1AN       N5FTR       SV8/ON5KH   ON5KH
4K5D        K2PF        FY5FU       F5JFU       SV9/PG5M    PG5M
4K6DI       DL7EDH      G6YB/P      G3SWH       SX2004A     SV1CIB
4K9W        DL6KVA      GD4MR/P     DL1CC       SX2004PA    SV3AQN
4L1GW       LZ1OT       GM4YXI      N3SL        SY1APG      SV1BKN
4L1MA       ON4RU       GM6UW/P     M0BLF       TM0FP       F4EEK
4N80RS      4N1RS       HF0QF       SP7IWA      TM4V        F5LHP
4X1UH       W3HNK       HF1PW       SP1PBW      TM5BDM      F5ASD
6W4RK       F5NPS       HF20KST     SP2ESH      TM5HN       F5UBH
7Q7CE       IN3VZE      HF60PW      SP5KCR      TM6OBG      F6KSV
7Q7CT       CT1ABE      HK8RQS      EA5KB       TM6OLL      F8KLY
7Q7RB       IN3BHR      HP1RIP      EA7FTR      TM6OSE      F5LGQ
9A/VE3ZIK   DL3PS       HS0ZFA      DJ4ER       TM8CDX      F5CQ
9G5OO       DL4WK       HZ1AN       DJ9ZB       TM8MB       F0DIA
9H0VRZ      PB9ZR       IQ1IM/P     I1ASU       TT8FC       EA4AHK
9H3AAG      PA3BLS      J42004Q     G4OBK       TT8FT       F6GYV
9H3X        PE1NGF      J43J        DJ5JH       TT8KR       K2PF
9H3YM       PE1OFJ      J73CCM      SM0CCM      TZ6M        PA7FM
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      J79XBI      SM0XBI      UA9QFF      W3HNK
9M6LSC      JN1WTK      JT100M      UA9OBA      UE0LPR      UA0LQJ
9U6PM       HB9DTM      JW1CCA      LA1CCA      UE1RRC/P    RA1QQ
9V1YC       N5ID        JY9QJ       DL5MBY      UE3DBP      RA3ARS
9Y4ZC       DL4MDO      K7ASU/KH9   K7ASU       UE3XEK      RK3XXA
A41KJ       N5FTR       K8C         KB8UYZ      UE3YMI/P    RA3YA
A71EM       EA7FTR      KG2DA/KH0   JA1GFD      UE4PFF      UA4PT
AH6JN/4     K4AMI       LA3SRK/P    SM5SIC      UE9XAK      UA9XC
AP2NK       W3HNK       LY7Z        LY2TA       UN7GKR      RW6HS
BA1RB/3     EA7FTR      LZ1JY       W0FS        UN7PCZ      DL8KAC
C30CAN      DF6EJ       N1KU/KH0    JE1KUC      V44KJ       WB2TSL
C4M         W3HNK       OG80AA      OH8AA       V63KZ       JA0VSH
C91EP       SM0EPU      OH0JWL      DL5FF       V63MP       JG0PBJ
CN8YR       K4KU        ON60P       ON4RSX      VE3QCWA     VE3IQ
CT1FMX      W3HNK       PA9MR       VE3MR       VP8SGB      GM0HCQ
D44TD       CT1EKF      R1MVI       RA3AMG      VP9BO       W4ZGR
D44TT       K1BV        R400T       RN9HM       VU3DJQ      EA7FTR
D4B         K1BV        R850D       RA3DKE      XQ6ET       W8UVZ
DU9/N0NM    W4DR        RA0FN       UA9OR       XU7TZG      ON4AJV
ED5AVW      EA4YK       RK3IWT/3    RV3IL       YB0AZ       W7TSQ
ED6SDC      EA1AUM      RK3QWM/p    RN3QO       YI9GT       SP9GTS
ED7VEA      EA7GRA      RK6YYA/6    RV6YZ       YI9JJC      N5JJC
EJ4GK       EI4GK       RW6AWT      W3HNK       YI9KT       SP8HKT
EM250V      UR7VA       RZ6LL/0     RW6HS       YI9WRV      W3HNK
EO1WRP      UT7WZ       S21B        KX7YT       Z38C        HA1RS
EY8MM       K1BV        SF30A       SM0AQD      ZA/IK0OKY   IW0BET
FK/JM1YGG   JM1YGG      SP0DIG      SP5CJQ      ZB2FX       G3RFX
FK/KM9D     OM2SA       ST2T        S57DX       ZD8I        G4LTI
FK8AH       W3HNK       SV0XAN/5    IK2WZD      ZK3DX       EB2AYV
FK8GX       W3HNK       SV0XAO      DJ5JH       ZX35O       PT2OP

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

DL7EDH    Alexander Spielmann, Hubertus Str. 5, D-85095 Denkendorf, Germany
DL7VOX    Helmut Radach, Riesaer Str. 93, D-12627 Berlin, Germany
EO150JPO  P.O. Box 330, Sevastopol 99057, Ukraine
F4EEK     Jean-Philippe Herbouille, 12 rue Francois Mauriac, 16100 Cognac,
G4LTI     Mike Coverdale, 1a Halton Chase, Westhead, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40
           6JR, England, UK
IN3VZE    Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento - TN, Italy
IQ1CM     Sezione A.R.I., P.O. Box 21, 13900 Biella - BI, Italy
IQ5LU     Sezione A.R.I., P.O. Box 303, 55100 Lucca - LU, Italy
JA0VSH    Kazuhide Maruyama, 1-25-49, Irima-cho, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004, Japan
JA4GXS    Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho, Yamaguchi, 753-0038 Japan
JG0PBJ    Miyuki Maruyama, 1-25-49, Irima-cho, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0004, Japan
JM1YGG    Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo Amateur Radio Club, 2-1-1 Marunouchi,
           Tokyo, 100-8310 Japan
M0BLF     Dominic Smith, Harrowstones, Harrowbeer Lane, Yelverton, Devon,
           PL20 6EA, England, UK
NN9K      Peter Beedlow, 741 Greenway Ave, Colona, IL 61241-9337, USA
PG5M      Gerben A. Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, The
RA3AMG    Denis Skobelkin, A.k. 698, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia
S57DX     Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
TT8FT     Francois Theveneau, Celtel Tchad, BP 5665, Ndjamena, Chad
UA9OR     Viacheslav Davidenko, P.O. Box 222, Novosibirsk-34, 630034, Russia
UR7GG     Victor Tkachenko, P.O.Box 73, Kherson 73000, Ukraine
UT7WZ     Miroslav Lupiy, P.O.Box 94, Lviv 79000, Ukraine

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