425 DX News issue #701

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                              425 DX News #701
                               9 October 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)

Many thanks to all those who have sent their congratulations and good  wishes
to 425 DX News on the  occasion of 425DXN #700.  You are far  too many to  be
thanked individually, but rest sure we  were very pleased  to read your  kind
words of appreciation.

4U_ITU - Hans, PB2T  will activate  4U1ITU from  26  October to  3  November.
          LA7JO, OM1AM and OM3CGN will join him for the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest,
          most likely as a M/S entry. [TNX PB2T]
5T     - Yves/F6GDC,  Pierre/F6CQX and  Eric/F5SSM  will be  active on  10-40
          metres SSB (CW on request) as 5T5DY from Mauritania from 26 December
          to 9 January. The first week they will operate from Nouakchott, Atar
          and Tergit;  during  the  second week Yves will  spend three days on
          Banc d'Arguin (AF-050). QSL via F6GDC. [TNX F6AJA  and Les Nouvelles
5Z     - Miki, YT1CS will be staying in Nairobi, Kenya until 18 November.  He
          is active as 5Z4YT1CS (yes, there is no / between 5Z4 and YT1CS)  on
          15 and 20 metres SSB. He might also go and operate from one or  more
          IOTA islands. QSL via YT1CS, direct or bureau. [TNX YZ1SG]
6O     - Joe, VA6JWT will be in Galkayo,  in the Puntland autonomous area  of
          Somalia [425DXN  693], starting  on 14  October  for six  months  at
          least. He plans to operate as  6O0JT from the Radio Galkayo  amateur
          radio club. [TNX The Daily DX]
9U     - QRZ-DX reports that "for unexplained  reasons" Pierre- Marie,  9U6PM
          (HB9DTM) went  QRT on  1  October and  left  Burundi, where  he  was
          expected to stay until February 2005 [425DXN 695].
A5     - Clipperton   DX   Club    members   Gerard/F2VX,    Jean-Louis/F9DX,
          Vincent/G0LMX and Alain/F5LMJ  will be  active from  Bhutan from  24
          October to 11  November, CQ WW  DX SSB Contest  included. They  will
          operate from "the ham center" in Thimphu until 31 October, then they
          will move to  Jakar, central Bhutan,  where they will  set up a  new
          radio club station.  QSL via F9DK,  direct or  bureau. Please  visit
          http://www.cdxc.org/dxp/2004-Bhoutan/a5-en.htm      or       contact
          bhoutan2004@cdxc.org if  you want  to  support their  project.  [TNX
BV     - Paul, BV4FH and others will operate (on 10, 15, 20 and 40 metres  CW
          and SSB) as BO0K from Kinmen  Island (AS-102) from  29 October to  1
          November. QSl via BV4YB. [TNX JI6KVR]
CN     - Jan, SM2EKM will be active as CN2KM from Morocco from 23 November to
          1 December. He will participate in the  CQ WW DX CW Contest as  SOSB
          on 20 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX SM2EKM]
DU     - DK6PD and  DL1PBC plan  to be  active on  all bands  CW and  SSB  as
          DU6/DL1PBC from the Visayan Islands (OC-129)  on 16-30 October.  QSL
          via DL1PBC. [TNX The Daily DX]
F      - TM8AKR will be aired (on 160-2 metres mainly CW, with some SSB, RTTY
          and PSK31)  on  10-24  October for  the  26th  Hamexpo  in  Auxerre,
          Burgundy (http://www.ref-union.org/auxerre/index.php).  All  of  the
          QSOs will be  confirmed automatically via  the bureau; direct  cards
          will be available after 1 January  2005 via F2WS. On 16-17  October,
          during the  actual  event, look  for  F5REF to  be  aired  from  the
          exibition venue. [TNX F5NQL]
FM     - Laurent, F5MUX will operate as TO7X from Martinique (NA-107) from 26
          October to 5 November, including a  SOAB High Power entry in the  CQ
          WW DX SSB  Contest. QSL via  home call (those  who work  TO7X on  at
          least four  bands  will receive  a  direct card  automatically,  all
          others will be confirmed via the bureau). [TNX NG3K]
FT*W   - Nicolas, F4EGX and  Jean-Paul, F5BU (FT5WG)  might operate from  the
          Crozet Islands in early 2005. Further information is expected in due
          course. [TNX N4AA and QRZ-DX]
FT*Z   - Reportedly Sebastien, FT1ZL on Amsterdam Island [425DXN 681]  should
          be authorized to  operate on the  HF bands "soon".  If he shows  up,
          please remember that he does not  work CW and  above all be  patient
          with him, as he has no experience  at all of HF pile-ups. [TNX  N4AA
          and QRZ-DX]
GM     - Leo, W3LEO will once again be  active as MM0LEO from Portpatrick  in
          southwest Scotland from  about 10 October  to 15  November. He  will
          participate in the  CQ WW DX  SSB as GM3W  (contest callsign of  the
          Wigtownshire ARC). QSL via W3LEO for both calls, direct or bureau.
GM     - The Grantham ARC  (http://www.garc.org.uk) is looking  for one  more
          operator to participate in a 4-day operation from St. Kilda (EU-059)
          on 2-6 May 2005. They plan to  operate either as GM/G0GRC or with  a
          special call  TBA.  QSL via  G0RCI  (but all  of  the QSOs  will  be
          confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX G0RCI]
I      - Weather permitting,  Nicola/IZ3EBA  and Enrico/IZ3EAY  will  operate
          from Lazzaretto Nuovo (EU-131, IIA VE-038, MIA MI-307) on 9 October.
          [TNX IZ3EBA]
JA     - Look for  JQ6KJA/6  and JA6PNR/6  to  operate  from  Ioujima  Island
          (AS-012, new one for the Japanese  Islands Award) on 9 October.  QSL
          via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Steve, JA1SKY will operate (on 15, 20, 30, 40 metres SSB and CW)  as
          JA1SKY/6 from Kuroshima (JIIA AS-024-009), Yaeyama Islands  (AS-024)
          on 14-18 October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Look for  JR2RKK/6  to operate  from  the Yaeyama  Islands  (AS-024)
          starting on 19 October. He will be active first from Yonaguni  (JIIA
          AS-024-014) and  then, starting  on the  22nd, from  Hateruma  (JIIA
          AS-024-001). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - JE4NKF/4 and JL4GEL/4 will be active from Nomi Island (AS-117,  JIIA
          AS-117-024) on 31 October and 1 November. QSL via home call,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
JW     - Vegard/JW9LMA (QSL  via LA9LMA),  Roar/JW1EOA (QSL  via LA1OEA)  and
          Knut/JW6BKA (QSL via LA6BKA) will operate from Spitsbergen (EU-026),
          Svalbard on 7-14  October. The will  be active on  10-80 metres  and
          possibly also on  6 metres from  the club  station at  Longyearbyen.
          [TNX QRZ-DX]
KP4    - Bill/N1HRA,  Foster/N3KCJ,   Joe/K1JN,   Matt/WE1H,   Pat/WL7Z   and
          Dave/W1CTN will participate  in the CQ  WW DX SSB  Contest from  the
          NP3U "Mi  Casita" contest  station of  Carlos, WP4U.  Look for  some
          limited activity prior to the contest as homecall/KP4. QSL NP3U  via
          WP4U, others via home calls. [TNX K1JN]
P2     - Roger, G3SXW and Nigel, G3TXF  plan to operate  (on 10-80 metres  CW
          only) as  P29SX  and P29XF  from  Loloata Island  (OC-240)  on  8-14
          October. P29SX (QSL via  G3SXW) will operate  on the traditional  HF
          bands, while  P29XF (QSL  via  G3TXF) will  be  on the  WARC  bands.
          Operating frequencies,  where possible,  will be  "on the  three's":
          3503, 7003, 10103 (or 10123), 14023, 18073 (or 18083), 21023,  24893
          (or 24903),  28023  kHz.  The  web page  for  the  operation  is  at
          http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/P29XF/P29.html [TNX G3SXW]
P4     - Andy, AE6Y will operate as P49Y (new call) from Aruba (SA-036)  from
          26 October to 2 November, CQ WW DX SSB Contest included. [TNX AE6Y]
PA     - Will, PE1OPM  will operate  (on 80,  40, 20,  17 and  15 metres)  as
          PE1OPM/P from Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146) on 16-17 October. QSL  via
          PE1OPM, direct or bureau. [TNX MM0DFV]
PY0_fni- Mike, KQ0B  will  operate on  all  bands SSB  and  CW as  ZY0K  from
          Fernando de Noronha (SA-003)  on 11-14 October.  QSL via home  call.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - PY2ZX and  PU2OCZ  plan to  operate  as homecall/PY2  from  Comprida
          Island (SA-024, DIB  021) on 8-12  October. Their  activity will  be
          limited to 2m, 70cm and possibly 6m. QSL via home calls. [TNX PY2ZX]
TG     - Look for  TG7M and  TG7I to  be aired  from the  Mayan Biosphere  in
          norther Guatemala from 30 October to 1 November. Expect activity  on
          SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV, on 40,  20, 17, 15 and 6 metres.  QSL
          via TG9ANF direct only (P.O. Box  50-C, Guatemala City,  Guatemala).
          [TNX TG9ANF]
TJ     - Lionel, F5PSA will be stationed in Cameroon until February 2006.  He
          operates as  TJ3SL in  his  spare time.  QSL  via F5PSA,  bureau  or
          direct. [TNX F8BPN]
UR     - UX0FF, UR5FAV and  UR5FGW will  operate on  all bands  and modes  as
          homecall/p from Ankudinov Island (EU-182) on  7-10 October. QSL  via
          home calls. [TNX UX0FF]
V2     - Bud, AA3B will operate as V26K from Antigua on 24-28 November.  This
          will be an all CW operation, including a SOAB Low Power entry in the
          CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX AA3B]
V5     - Vladimir, ZS6MG (http://zs6mg.hobby.com.mk) will participate in  the
          CQ WW DX  SSB Contest as  V55V from Namibia.  QSL via Z33AA  (Zlatko
          Andonov, P.O. Box 55, 1480 Gevgelija,  Macedonia). This will be  his
          last contest operation from Africa, as  Vlado will be moving to  the
          US at the end of the  year. His stateside  callsign is KB1ILN.  [TNX
VK9_lh - VK9LA (for the OMs) and VK9LW (for the YLs) are the callsigns to  be
          used during  the  9-23 October  Oceania  DX  Group's  (www.odxg.org)
          operation from Lord Howe [425DXN 699]. QSL to Oceania Amateur  Radio
          Dx Group Inc, P.O. Box 513, Nambour 4560, Australia. [TNX VK4FW]
VK9_xms- Burt, W0MY will be joining Charlie, W0YG on Christmas Island [425DXN
          669] from 22 November to 2 December. They will operate as VK9XG with
          two stations,  and will  participate  in the  CQ  WW DX  CW  Contest
          probably as a single band entry. Burt will return to the States on 2
          December, while Charlie will  remain active until  the 9th. QSL  via
          W0YG (direct only). [TNX W0YG]
W      - Look for Jeff, VA3QSL/W4 to operate from Estero Island (NA-069,  USI
          FL-035S) on 11-13  November. QSL via  home call,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX VA3QSL]
XU     - Bruce, AA4XR will  operate on  all bands  and modes  as XU7ADF  from
          Cambodia from  21  November to  2  December, CQ  WW  DX  CW  Contest
          included. QSL via AA4XR. [TNX AA4XR]
YA     - John, KE6GFF will be active as T6EE from Kabul, Afghanistan until 11
          October. According to K6ICS, John expects  to "xmit/rcv on 14.2  MHz
          from 0600 PM PST to 1100  PM PST". QSL via  home call (John  Kountz,
          1065 Van Dyke Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA). [TNX K6ICS]
YO     - Jean-Michel   Duthilleul,   F6AJA,  Editor  of  "Les  Nouvelles  DX"
          (http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr),  reports  he  will  once  again  be
          active  from  Romania  on 2-7  November. He will operate in his free
          time as YO/F6AJA from the YO3KPA radio club. QSL via F6AJA.
ZD7    - DL9GFB, DL7UVO and DL3NRV will arrive  on St. Helena (AF-022) on  15
          October. They plan  to operate (with  100 watts on  CW, SSB,  PSK31,
          RTTY and possibly SSTV)  as ZD7F, ZD7J  and ZD7T respectively.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
ZK1_sc - Mark, VK2GND will operate as ZK1GND  from Rarotonga (OC-013),  South
          Cook Islands on 24-30 December. He expects to be QRV mostly on 14195
          and 14273 kHz. QSL via home call. [TNX VK2GND]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Ratko, YU1NR will operate as V29NR from Antigua  (NA-100)
(V29NR) from 26 October to 1 November, including a SOSB (15m) entry in the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest. Before and  after the contest he  will operate on  various
digital modes, especially SSTV. On 2-4  November he will be active as  VP2MNR
from Montserrat (NA-103). [TNX YU1ZZ]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

BILL WINDLE QSO PARTY (FOC) --->  FOC is pleased to  announce that the  "Bill
Windle QSO Party" will take place from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC on 16  October.
VHF bands are included but WARC bands are excluded. This operating event (not
a contest) is open to all radio amateurs world-wide and aims to encourage the
use of  and  excellence in  Morse  code. Full  information  can be  found  at
http://www.firstclasscw.org.uk/ [TNX I7ALE]

DXCC NEWS ---> The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
9U5PM    Burundi                         effective 20 August 2004
YV0D     Aves Island                     1-4 August 2004
ZS8MI    Prince Edward & Marion Island   1 April - 9 May 2004

IOTA 2004 --->  The IOTA  40th Anniversary  Award Programme  has entered  the
final three  months,  but  there  is  still  time  to  join  in  and  earn  a
certificate.  Full  details  of  the  various   awards,  and  how  to   apply
(certificates will not  be issued until  after the end  of the  year) can  be
found on the  CDXC Web pages  (http://www.cdxc.org.uk, follow  the IOTA  2004
links).  Any   questions   can  be   addressed   directly   to   Don,   G3XTT

IOTA/WLH MEETING ---> The 6th IOTA/WLH - DL Freundschaftstreffen will be held
in Lenggries  on  15-17 October.  The  programme  includes  presentations  on
Palagruza (EU-090),  Greenland (NA-220),  Scandinavian islands  (DJ8QP),  Sri
Lanka (AS-171), Mexico (NA-045, 135, 189, 226) and Europa Island (AF-009), as
well as the  presentation of the  Antarctica Award made  by Rick, DL2VFR  and
Emir, 9A6AA  (local  checkpoints for  Germany  and Croatia).  Information  at
http://www.iota-post.de/Lengries/hauptteil_lengries.html   of   from   Fredy,
DE0MST (fresti@t-online.de). [TNX IZ8CCW]

QSL 3XY7A ---> Fred, VE3WFN is still receiving cards for Dan, VE3DYS (3XY7A),
who has been back home for a few years. Please note that VE3WFN simply  acted
as a collect point  and that the  cards are handled  by VE3DYS himself.  [TNX

QSL C93Q ---> The QSL route  is via VK4VB, but please  note that his  current
address is in  the US [425DXN  656]: Ralph  Karhammar, 1306  34th Street  NW,
Washington, DC 20007-2801, USA.

QSL HK0TU (MALPELO 1990) ---> The  following statement (signed the  President
of the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados,  Ignacio Barraquer, HK3CC)  comes
from HK3SGP:  "Several Colombian  ham  radio operators  have  inappropriately
spoken on  behalf  of  the  Liga  Colombiana  de  Radioaficionados  and  have
misinformed the world amateur radio community about the status of the Malpelo
1990 DXepedition logs.
The board of directors of the  Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados, at  their
meeting of September 30, 2004, decided to keep these logs open until December
31, 2004. The newly appointed QSL Manager is Mr. Francisco Hennessey, HK3SGP,
whose address can be found in QRZ.com.
We regret the inconvenient  that this misinformation  could have caused  you,
and suggest the DXers that require a QSL card to request it at their earliest

QSL OD5RMK ---> The QSL cards for the July 2004 operation from Ramkin  Island
(AS-108) have been printed and  requests are being  processed right now.  The
QSL route  is via  I1HJT,  direct (Alfeo  Caputo,  P.O.Box 111,  17014  Cairo
Montenotte - SV, Italy) or bureau. Full information on the activity,  on-line
logs included,  can  be  found  at  www.qsl.net/ik1qbt/ramkin_index.htm  [TNX

QSL TZ6VV & TZ6YL ---> Larry, TZ6VV and Trish, TZ6YL went QRT from Mali March
2000. Those who still need a card  can send their request to Larry's  current
address: Larry  Erwin,  Residence Les  Horizons  II, Batiment  D,  Route  des
Sanguinaires, 20000 Ajaccio, France. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL VU2GSM ---> Kanti, VU2GSM reports  that W7GSM is not  and has never  been
his QSL manager. Cards should be sent direct to G. Srikantha Murthy, Flat  No
202, Chitramala  Apartments,  Jayanagar 1st  Block  East,  Bangalore  560011,

QSL ZC4DX  ---> The  Daily DX  reports that  this  call, previously  held  by
Dov/4Z4DX, has been reissued. Cards for QSOs made from 1 October 2004 onwards
should be sent direct to ZC4DX, J6 HQ BFC, BFPO 53, United Kingdom.

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

ON4WW:       Mark,   ON4WW   reports   he   has   updated   his   web    site
              (http://www.on4ww.be, http://www.qsl.net/on4ww) with information
              on his trips to the Middle East (2003) and updates on WRTC 2002,
              Gambia, Djibouti and his home station.
S50CLX:      The S50CLX "Teletext cluster" [425DXN 677] has a new website  at
              http://bonaparte.infrax.si:41115/index.html [TNX S50U]
SCREENSAVER: A nice screensaver,  made of Antarctic  QSL cards, is  available
              for download at http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/download.asp [TNX
XR2G:        On-line logs  for  the recent  XR2G  operation from  SA-086  are
              available at www.mdxc.org/logsearch1.asp. The  web page for  the
              expedition is at www.mdxc.org/xr2g [TNX IZ8CCW]

QSLs received direct or  through managers: 3C0R,  3DA0TM, 3G2D, 4K9W,  4L1FX,
4S7PAG (AS-171),  4V200YH, 5U5Z,  5U7JB,  5W0SS, 6W/F6BEE,  6W1RW,  6Y5/W6FA,
7P8DA, 7P8NK, 7Q7HB, 7X5JF, 8P2K, 8P6SH, 9K2RR, 9L1MS/p (AF-037),  9M2/G4ZFE,
9M6NXT, 9V1GO, 9Y4/AJ9C,  A22/JA4ATV, A71BX, A71EM,  A92GR, AA1NY/KH2,  AT0RI
(AS-173),AY1ZA, C53KL,  CE0/AC3A,  CP6XE,  CT9D  (AF-046),  CT9M/P  (AF-046),
DL2GCA/HI3,  EJ7NET  (EU-006),  EK6GC,   EM1HO,  ER5AL,  FM5BH,   FO/AC4LN/A,
KN5G/P (NA-143), KP2D, LA/DJ8QP (EU-141), LU6EF,  LX5A, LY7Z, LZ2TU,  MM0XAU,
OC3I (SA-074), OJ0J, P29KM, P3A, P49MR, PY7XC (SA-046),RI0CM (AS-172), RI0IMA
(AS-170),  RI9KM  (AS-089),  T33C,T5X,  TN6X,  TO7T,  TR8CA,  TT8PK,  UA3YH/0
(AS-005), UN7PCZ, UU7J,  V31KG, V44KJ, V51AS,  V63MP (OC-010), V73MJ,  V8AJV,
VO2/AD5A (NA-044),VP2V/N3ME,  VP5JM,  VQ9LA,  VQ9MZ,  WL7CPA,  XF4IH,  XQ6ET,
XX9BB, YB0DX,  YK1BC, YW6C  (SA-090), ZA1A,  ZA1DX, ZA1UT,  ZD8R,  ZK1/AC4LN,

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