425 DX News issue #699

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                              425 DX News #699
                             25 September 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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9G     - Kees, PA0CJH will be active (on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres SSB, CW
          and PSK31)  as 9G5JH  from  Accra, Ghana  from  29 September  to  13
          November. QSL via home call. [TNX PA0CJH]
9M     - Rich, PA0RRS will operate again from Malaysia in February and  March
          as follows:
          3-13 Feb       9M6/PA0RRS    East Malaysia
          13-26 Feb      9M6/PA0RRS/8  Sarawak (OC-088), East Malaysia
          27 Feb-19 Mar  9M6/PA0RRS/2  Penang Island (AS-015), West Malaysia
          QSL via home call, direct (Richard  Smeets, Schoorveken 100,  5121NM
          Rijen, The Netherlands) or bureau. All of the direct and bureau  QSL
          cards for his previous 9M6/PA0RRS activity  have been processed  and
          sent out. [TNX PA0RRS]
EA8    - Herman, ON4QX will operate as EA8/ON4QX  from Gran Canaria  (AF-004)
          on 9-24 October. [TNX ON4QX]
FH     - Andre, ZS6WPX will  operate as  FH/ZS6WPX from  Mayotte (AF-027)  on
          1-13 October. QSL direct only via home call. [TNX NG3K]
FT*X   - The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team of  VP8GEO (South Georgia)  &
          VP8THU (South  Sandwich Islands)  fame will  activate the  Kerguelen
          Islands next year. A multinational team of twelve highly experienced
          operators from  France,  Ireland,  Switzerland,  Canada,  Australia,
          Singapore, South Africa and the United States will operate on the HF
          bands between 15 March and 2 April 2005. "This DXpedition is  funded
          entirely by the  twelve team members  and a  generous and  exclusive
          grant by the Northern California DX Foundation," said James  Brooks,
          9V1YC, DXpedition Team Leader. "There are no other club, foundation,
          individual, manufacturer or QSL  sponsors." Additional details  will
          be released in the coming weeks. [TNX N4GN]
G      - The Cray  Valley Radio  Society will  be active  on 25-26  September
          using the special callsign GB2BF as  part of "Transmission 2004"  to
          raise money for  the British Wireless  for the Blind.  They will  be
          running two stations,  and the more  contacts they  made, they  more
          money they raise  for the  fund. Special  QSL via  G4DFI, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX M3RCV]
G      - Bill/G3WNI, Tom/G0PSE and Dave/M0AOD will operate (on 160-10  metres
          CW and SSB, possibly on 6 metres  as well) as GB0SM from St.  Mary's
          Island (EU-011) on  2-9 October. QSL  via G0PSE,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
GM     - Workington  &   District   ARC   members   Steve/G0MTD,   Joe/M0DHV,
          Malcolm/M0XAT and Mark/2E0MAX will operate on 80-10 metres SSB, plus
          VHF/UHF FM  as MS0WRC  from  the Isle  of  Arran (EU-123)  until  26
          September. QSL via the bureau or direct to G0MTD (Stephen Topping, 7
          Beckstone Close, Harrington, Workington, Cumbria CA14 5QR,  England,
          UK). [TNX MM0DFV]
HL     - Special event station DT04YL will be  aired on 6-16 October for  the
          YL Meeting 2004 to be held  in Seoul. 170  people from 20  countries
          are expected to  attend the  event, which  is organized  by the  the
          Korea        Ladies         Amateur         Radio         Club
          (http://www.ylnet.org/html/english-main.html).  QSL  via  HL1OYF  or
          HL1SFX. [TNX DL3KWF]
I      - The new dates for IG9/IZ8CGS (http://www.mdxc.org/ig9_iz8cgs) from
          Lampedusa (AF-019) [425DXN 698] are 24-27 September. QSL via IK8VRN.
          [TNX IZ8CGS]
I      - Look for Michele, IF9ZWA to operate (mainly on 20 and 40 metres SSB)
          as IF9ZWA/p  from Punta  Libeccio  Lighthouse (ARLHS  ITA-133,  WAIL
          SI-025) on  Marettimo  (EU-054, IIA  TP-010,  MIA MI-056)  on  25-26
          September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ7ATN]
I      - II1TPG (www.ii1tpg.it) will  be the official  amateur radio  station
          for the IX Paralympic Winter Games,  which will be hosted in  Torino
          in 2006.  The station  will be  aired for  the  first time  from  28
          September to 3 October to  open the count  down towards the  olympic
          event, and again on 3-5 December. QSL via IZ1CCE, direct or  bureau.
          A web site is under construction at www.ii1tpg.it [TNX IZ1CCE]
KH9    - The Daily  DX reports  that Terry,  K7ASU/KH9 and  George,  KH9/AH8H
          (V73GT) are working on Wake Island (OC-053) and will be QRV in their
          spare time for  another four weeks.  Terry plans  to concentrate  on
          Europe between 7 and 9.30 UTC  on on 20 metres  CW. QSL KH9/AH8H  to
          George Talbot, P.O. Box  45, APO AP  96555-0045, USA; QSL  K7ASU/KH9
          via K7ASU.
LX     - Six Dutch operators will be active on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and PSK31
          as LX/PA6Z from Luxembourg on 2-8  October. QSL via PA1K, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX PA5R]
OA    -  Eric, SM1TDE will be active (on  80-10 metres CW with some RTTY  and
          SSB) as SM1TDE/OA4 from Lima, Peru between 22 February and 5  March.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX SM1TDE]
OZ     - Look for Palle, OZ5MJ/p and Jakob, OZ7AEI/p to operate on 20 and  40
          metres from several EU-172 islands and lighthouses on 27  September.
          Islands  mentioned  are  Thuroe  (DIA  FY-016,  ARLHS  DEN-220   and
          DEN-221), Taasinge  (FY-015,  DEN-161 and  DEN-162),  Sioe  (FY-021,
          DEN-218) and  Langeland  (FY-019,  DEN-163),  and  they  might  also
          operate from  a couple  of DIA  new  ones. Information  on  OZ7AEI's
          activations can be found at http://oz7aei.qrz.dk [TNX OZ7AEI]
S9     - Marq, CT1BWW will  operate on  all bands  and modes  as S92BWW  from
          Rolas Island  (AF-023)  on 1-15  October.  QSL  via  CT1BWW,  direct
          (Manuel A. C. Marques,  P.O. Box 41,  2780-901 Oeiras, Portugal)  or
          bureau. Further information at http://www.geocities.com/ct1bww  [TNX
SM     - Hakan, SM5AQD is celebrating his 30 years of amateur radio and  will
          operate as SF30A until 31 December. QSL via home call. [TNX SM5AQD]
SM     - Fred, SM7DAY and Jan, SM7NGH will  operate on most bands CW and  SSB
          from Ven Island  (EU-137) on 27-29  September. QSl  via home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX SM7NGH]
SV     - Look for SV8/DF7XE to be active (on 10-80 metres CW, SSB, PSK31  and
          RTTY) from Thassos  Island (EU-174) on  1-13 October.  QSL via  home
          call. [TNX The Daily DX]
T30    - Tom, K7ZZ will operate as T30T  from Tarawa (OC-017), West  Kiribati
          from 25 October through 9 November,  CQ WW DX SSB Contest  included.
          Outside the contest he will concentrate on the WARC bands and CW. It
          will be  a  low power  operation,  but Tom  will  have  two  element
          vertical arrays on 40-10 metres, a  single vertical on 80m and  wire
          on 160m. QSL  via K7ZZ (direct  only); the  logs will  be placed  on
          Logbook of the World. [TNX K7ZZ]
TY     - Michael, PA5M went QRT from Mali (TZ5M) on 20 September. After a few
          days in Ghana  (no operation planned),  he will go  to Benin and  be
          active in his spare time as  TY5M from 30  September to 21  October.
          QSL via PA7FM and on-line logs at http://www.pa7fm.nl [TNX PA7FM]
V2     - Team     Antigua     will      once     again     activate      V26B
          (http://n3oc.dyndns.org/v26b/) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as  a
          Multi-Two entry.  QSL  via KA2AEV  (direct  only,  as  they  "cannot
          guarantee a  timely  response  for  QSLs  received  via  the  bureau
          route"). Before and after the contest  (from about 26 October  until
          about 3 November) the operators will be active with their individual
          calls; they will make special attempts to be active on RTTY,  PSK31,
          160 metres and the WARC bands.  There is also a possibility of  some
          satellite operations  on AO-7  and AO-51.  Look  for V26A  (QSL  via
          WB3DNA), V26B (QSL via KA2AEV), V26EM (QSL via W2SN), V26G (QSL  via
          N2ED), V26KEN (QSL via N2KEN), V26OC (QSL via N3OC), V26OX (QSL  via
          K3OX) and V26R  (QSL via KA2AEV),  plus a few  new members who  will
          announce their  QSL  routes when  their  Antiguan  callsigns  become
          finalized. [TNX KA2AEV]
V6     - Neil, V73NS (WD8CRT) will operate as V63NS from Pohnpei (OC-010)  on
          7-10 October. QSL via V73NS (qrz.com). [TNX VA3RJ]
VE     - Nenad, VE3EXY will operate as VE3EXY/2 from Zone 2 from about 23 UTC
          on 23  September until  about 13  UTC on  the  28th, CQ/RJ  DX  RTTY
          Contest included. Look for him on  3510, 7010, 10107, 14025,  18077,
          21025, 24897 and 28025 CW; 14090, 21090 and 28090 RTTY. [TNX VE3EXY]
VK     - Gary, VK4PY  will  be active  (SSB  only) in  his  spare  time  from
          Melville Island (OC-173) for the next few weeks. QSL direct to VK4FW
          (Bill Horner, P.O. Box 513, Nambour, 4560, Australia). [TNX VK4FW]
VK     - The state of Western Australia is celebrating its 175th  anniversary
          of existence this year.  As part of  the celebrations, the  Northern
          Corridor  Radio  Group  Inc  (VK6ANC,  http://www.ncrg.org.au)  will
          operate as VI6175WA during October, starting with the Oceania DX SSB
          Contest. After that it will be  used on the  HF bands by  individual
          members of the club. QSL via VK6NE, direct or bureau. [TNX VK6APK]
VK     - During his  3-4 November  visit to  Sweers Island  (OC-227),  Johan,
          PA3EXX (VK4WWI) will be active with resident YL operator Lyn, VK4SWE
          (www.sweers.com.au). QSL VK4SWE via home  call, direct (Lyn  Battle,
          Sweers Island,  PMB  1  Karumba,  Gulf  of  Carpentaria,  QLD  4891,
          Australia) or bureau. [TNX PA3EXX]
VK9_lh - After weeks of  preparation, all the  equipment for  the Oceania  DX
          Group's (www.odxg.org)  operation from  Lord Howe  [425DXN 688]  has
          been delivered to the boat. It will be stored on the island awaiting
          the team to arrive on 9 October in the late local afternoon.  G3UML,
          IK6CAC, IV3FSG, VK2IVK, VK3SU, VK4FW and  VK4NEF plan to operate  on
          the following frequencies:  1812, 3512, 7012,  10107, 14012,  18072,
          21012, 24912 and 28012  kHz (CW); 3785,  7045, 14260, 18140,  21260,
          24950 and 28495 kHz (SSB); 7080,  10120, 14090, 18100 and 21090  kHz
          (RTTY). A Yaesu FT 857 with  beacon will cycle on 50.100 MHz  giving
          everyone a  chance to  call. One  more  operator would  be  welcome;
          enquiries should be sent to vk4fw@westnet.com.au [TNX VK4FW]
W      - Magnolia DX  Association members  K2FF, W5UE,  W8JE and  KK5EW  will
          operate as K5R from Round Island (NA-082, USI MS-001, ARLHS USA-711)
          on 1-3  October.  Expect activity  on  10-80 metres  (plus  160m  if
          possible) CW and SSB,  with three stations.  QSL via W5UE.  Updates,
          pictures    and     on-line    logs     will    be     posted     on
          http://www.mdxa.org/k5r_2004.html [TNX W5UE]
YB     - Hotang, YC0IEM is currently in Kupang  on Timor Island (OC-148)  for
          two weeks. He operates as YC0IEM/9 on 15 and 10 metres from the  QTH
          of YC9MKF. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]

AFRICA TRIP  ---> Joe,  AA4NN and  Chuck, W4GMY  will operate  as 3DA0NN  and
3DA0CG from Swaziland on 18-22  November. Then they  will move to  Mozambique
and be active as C91NN and C91CG on 24-26 November. They will participate  in
the CQ WW DX CW Contest as C91F (Multi-Single). [TNX AA4NN]

ANTARCTIC OPERATIONS ---> Antarctica Award manager Gianni Marruccella, IZ8CGS
reports that, while the austral summer  season is approaching, the  following
bases continue being active on the amateur radio bands:
* 8J1RL from Syowa Station (JA-02) on East Ongul Island (AN-015), QSL via the
   JARL bureau;
* EM1HO from Akademik Vernadsky Station (UR-01) on Galindez Island (AN-006),
   QSL via I2PJA;
* HF0QF from Henryk Arctowski  Station (SP-01) on  King George Island,  South
   Shetlands (AN-010), QSL via SP7IWA;
* R1ANB from Mirny (UA-07) on Queen Mary Coast (AN-016), QSL via RU1ZC;
* R1ANF from Bellingshausen  (UA-04) on King  George Island, South  Shetlands
   (AN-010), QSL via RK1PWA;
Please use the Antarctica Award reference  number (e.g. JA-02) when  spotting
these and  other Antarctic  stations, in  order  to make  reasearches  easier
through  the  cluster  commands  and  in  the  cluster  spot  archives.  Full
information on the  reference numbers can  be found in  the Antarctica  Award
Directory, which is downloadable at www.mdxc.org/antarctica [TNX IZ8CGS]

CQ/RJ DX  RTTY  CONTEST --->  The  following stations  have  announced
their participation in this year's event (25-26 September):

ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     DXCC                 QSL VIA
02     VE3EXY/2      SO           Canada               VE3EXY
09     PJ4/W9ILY                  Bonaire              W9ILY
10     HC8N          M/2          Galapagos Islands
14     LX5A          SOSB 20m     Luxembourg           LX1RQ
14     LX8M          SOSB 80m     Luxembourg
15     OH0I          M/2          Aland Islands        OH3BHL
17     EY8MM         SOSB 20m     Tajikistan           K1BV
20     J49XB                      Crete                DJ9XB
20     P3B                        Cyprus               RA3AMG
20     SY9Y          SOAB LP      Crete                SV9FBM
21     9K2YM         SOSB 20m     Kuwait               direct
26     E21EIC   SOAB or SOSB 15m  Thailand             E21EIC
26     HS0EHF        SOSB 20m     Thailand             HS0EHF
26     HS72B         M/2          Thailand             E20NTS
33     CT9R                       Madeira              EA2RY
33     CT9L                       Madeira              DJ6QT
34     SU8BHI                     Egypt                HA3JB
Give a look to the Announced  Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K
at http://www.ng3k.com.

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

3Y0X ---> The 2005 Peter I DXpedition  [425DXN 696] has been awarded a  major
sponsorship grant by the Northern California DX Foundation, Inc. (NCDXF). The
DXpedition is  funded  principally by  the  contributions of  its  twenty-one
members plus this very generous grant; however, because of the  extraordinary
cost of chartering the vessel and its helicopter to travel safely to and from
this remote location, additional  assistance is still  being sought from  the
world-wide DX community. For further information  on the DXpedition, and  how
to contribute to its success, please visit www.peterone.com [TNX N4GN]

NCDXF --->  The  Northern  California  DX  Foundation,  Inc.  (www.ncdxf.org)
announced on 18  September at the  W9DXCC DX Convention  that it has  awarded
major sponsorship grants, for the 2005  Kerguelen Islands (FT/X) and Peter  I
(3Y0X) DXpeditions. Together, these grants exceed $100,000, and represent the
largest grants made in the  history of the  NCDXF. "These exceptional  grants
were awarded in light of the  rarity of operations from these locations,  the
significant  individual  contributions   being  made   by  the   participants
themselves, as well  as the very  high cost of  mounting DXpeditions to  such
remote locations," said NCDXF President Len Geraldi, K6ANP. [TNX N4GN]

NOT THE  MANAGER --->  Fred, DL1DBF  is receiving  3V8  cards for  which  the
correct QSL route is via Mustapha, DL1BDF. [TNX DJ2YA]

NOT THE  MANAGER --->  Marco, IV3NCC  says he  is receiving  cards for  Omani
stations (A47RS included)  for which he  is not and  has never  been the  QSL
manager. He  can confirm  only contacts  made during  his own  A4/IV3NCC  and
A4/IV3NCC/p (Suwadi Island, AS-112) operations.

QSL LU1ZA --->  The new address  for LU2CN is:  SARA -  Servicio Auxiliar  de
Radioperadores de la Armada, Avda Comodoro Py 2055, Piso 12, Oficina 42, 1105
Buenos Aires, Argentina. LU2CN is the  QSL route for  LU1ZA, the Orcadas  del
Sur Navy Detachment (LU-14)  on Laurie Island,  South Orkneys (AN-008).  [TNX

QSL ST2T  ---> Dane,  ST2T (S57CQ)  will remain  in Sudan  for the  next  two
months, and QSL cards will not be printed before the end of his activity. His
QSL manager (S57DX) also reports that many are sending useless old style IRCs
to cover return postage expenses. So  please be patient,  do not send  second
cards and above all do use new style coupons. [TNX S57DX]

QSL TR8CX ---> Please note that  the new address for Xavier, F5PBQ/TR8CX  is:
Xavier Cholat,  Les Thermes,  Domaine Saint-Jean,  73230 Saint-Jean  d'Arvey,
France. [TNX F5PBQ]

QSL VK8AN ---> The list of stations managed by VK4AAR [425DXN 698] was  taken
from Alan's automatic signature, which included  VK8AN by error. Please  note
that Dan manages  his own QSLs  for operations  from his  home, while  VK4AAR
looks after the DXpeditions to islands  (VK6AN, VK8AN/6 and VK8AN/8).  VK4AAR
has neither logs nor cards for VK8AN. [TNX VK4AAR]

QSL VK9CJ --->  Uwe, DJ9HX  reports he  is receiving  lots of  cards for  the
November/December 2003  VK9CJ operation.  Please note  that Uwe  can  confirm
contacts made  during his  own operation  (July/August 1995),  while the  QSL
route for last year's activity is via JA1KJW.

QSL ZK3DX ---> Erik, SM0AGD can  confirm only contacts  made with ZK3DX  (and
ZK3CW) in October 1999. The callsign has been reissued and the QSL route  for
the current ZK3DX is via EB2AYV.

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  and  results  are  available  at
http://urcc.com.ua/ or http://www.qsl.net/ut1ia/ [TNX UY5ZZ]

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

TWLHD: The  World  Light  House  Diplom  software,  written  by   Jean-Pierre
        Lehembre/F6FNA,  can  be  downloaded  from   the  World  Light   House
        Foundation's web site at http://www.twlhf.com [TNX 9A7K]

QSLs received direct or  through managers: 1A0KM,  3B9C, 3D2TN, 3DA0FR,  3G1P
(SA-085), 3G2D (SA-086), 3W50K (AS-132), 3XDQZ/p (AF-096), 4J3M, 4K9W, 4L1MA,
4L8A, 4U1ITU, 4W//OK1FIA/P,  4W3CW, 5H3EE, 5V7C,  5W0SS, 5X1GS, 6Y8Z,  7P8DA,
7P8NK,  7Q7MM,  7X0AD,  8Q7WP,  9A6NL   (EU-170),  9M8PSB  (OC-165),   A22BP,
A4/IV3NCC/p  (AS-112),  AB5EB/P  (NA-137),  AC4LN/6Y5,  AL1G,  AP2JZB,  AT0BI
(AS-169), AY1ZA (LU-14), BV2B/9, BV9AAC, BY1DX, C21AT, C50I (AF-060),  C6AIE,
CE0Z, CT9M/p  (AF-046),  DU9RG, EG9IC  (AF-036),  EJ2MT  (EU-121),  EO150JPO,
(OC-066), FS/KM3T, GB5FI  (EU-124), GM4RQI/p (EU-059),  GM7V, GZ7V  (EU-012),
HK0GU,  HO1A,  HS72B  (AS-125),   I7RIZ/IL7  (EU-050),  IF9/IQ8BI   (EU-054),
IM0/IZ5FKK  (EU-041),  J28XX,  J87AB,  JU45D,  JW1CCA,  JW5E,  JW5NM,  JY9NX,
KD6WW/VY0 (NA-130),  KH2T, KH8/DF2SS,  KH8/DL1VKE, KL7J,  MJ0DLQ/p  (EU-099),
N1DX (NA-137), NC2N  (NA-111), OD5IU,  OD5NH, OD5RMK  (AS-108), P29KM,  PJ7M,
PJ8/KG8XV, PY0FF,  R1FJ,  RI0CM  (AS-172),  RI0IMA  (AS-170),  RK2FWA,  S07L,
SV8/OK1FCJ/p (EU-067), T32LN, T33C, TA1ED/0 (AS-098),TJ3G, TL8DV, TN3S, TN3W,
TN4NW, TR8CA,  TU2MA, UA0FAI,  V47KP, V60A  (OC-259), V63DT  (OC-226),  V8PMB
(OC-184),  VA3RMF/W1  (NA-055),  VI5WCP  (OC-261),  VK6LI  (OC-071),   VK9XK,
VO2/AB5EB (NA-044), VP5/IK2QPR (NA-002), VP8LGT, VQ9LA, WJ7H (NA-065), XF4IH,
ZP6CW, ZS8MI, ZT6T, ZY6GK (SA-023).

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