425 DX News issue #709

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                              425 DX News #709
                              04 December 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

3W     - JA7GAX is going to operate as 3W2GAX from Vietnam on 7-28  December.
          He will be based in Ho Chi Minh, but  he will be active also from  a
          couple of IOTA islands as follows:
          07/12    Ho Chi Minh   3W2GAX
          09/12    Con Son       3W2GAX/C              (AS-130)
          16/12    Ho Chi Minh   3W2GAX
          19/12    Phu Quoc      3W2GAX/4 or 3W2GAX/P  (AS-128)
          27/12    Ho Chi Minh   3W2GAX
          He will be leaving the country on 29 December. QSL direct to JA7GAX.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
4X     - Jan/4X1VF, Ilya/4Z1UF,  Shalom/4Z4BS, Mark/4Z4KX,  Ruslan/4Z5LA  and
          Yuli/4X6HP will operate as 4X0MS from the historical site of  Masada
          (www.bibleplaces.com/masada.htm) from 10 UTC on 24 December  through
          10 UTC on  the 26th. They  will have  two stations  active on  10-80
          metres CW and SSB. QSL via 4Z4BS. [TNX 4X1VF]
6O     - Joe, VA6JWT is now active as 6O0JT [425DXN 703] from Galkayo, in the
          Puntland autonomous  area of  Somalia. He  should be  there for  six
          months at  least.  QSL cards  should  be sent  to  Joe  Talbot,  VE6
          Incoming Bureau, Box  1515, Gibbons, Alberta  T0A 1N0, Canada.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
9L     - Massimo, 9L1MS reports he will operate again as 9L1MS/p from  Banana
          (AF-037) on 5 December.
A6     - Mohammed, A61AV and Ghis,  ON5NT expect to  operate as A61AV/p  from
          Sirat Al Khawr (AS-124) until around  12 UTC on 4 December. QSL  via
          ON5NT (Ghis Penny, P.O. Box 93,  BE-9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium).  [TNX
EA     - Operators  from  EA1URG   (Union  de   Radioaficionados  de   Gijon,
          http://www.ure.es/ea1urg) plan to operate on all bands and modes  as
          ED1PFA from the lighthouse at Cabo de Penas (ARLHS SPA-037) on 18-19
          December. QSL via bureau to  EA1URG.
          [TNX EA1KI]
EA8    - EA8/EA2CAR and EA8/EA2BXV will be active from Lanzarote (DIE S-007),
          Canary Islands (AF-004) on 5-12 December. They will operate CW,  SSB
          and PSK31 on the HF bands. QSL via homecalls, direct or bureau. [TNX
FG     - The  A.C.R.A  Guadeloupe  ARC  (http://site.voila.fr/acra-radioclub)
          will operate  from  the lighthouse  on  La  Desirade  (NA-102,  DIFO
          FG-004) on 18 December. Requested call is TO7DSR.
HA     - Tibor, HG4I will  be using special  "Happy New  Year 2005"  callsign
          HG05HNY between 10 December and 31 January. Activity will be on  all
          bands and modes, and he will also take part in various HF  contests.
          QSL direct to HG4I (Szabo Tibor,  Budai u. 6., H-2465  Rackeresztur,
          Hungary). [TNX HG4I]
I      - Sergio/IK4JPR, Giuseppe/IZ4CCO  and Vanni/IK4RUX  have been  granted
          permission to operate as IP1TI from Tino Island (EU-083, IIA SP-002)
          and lighthouse (WAIL LI-009) on 3, 4 and 5 December. Operating times
          are limited between 8.30 and 16.30; expect activity on 10-40  metres
          CW and SSB. QSL via IK4JPR. [TNX IK4RUX]
JA     - Look for  JL2LRO/6  and  JK2HVD/6  to  operate  from  Miyako  Island
          (AS-079, JIIA  AS-079-005 on  11-13 December.  QSL via  home  calls,
          direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KP2    - John, KL7JR has been active on  most HF bands as KP2/KL7JR from  St.
          Croix, US  Virgin  Islands (NA-106)  since  late October,  and  will
          reamin there through the end of April 2005. QSL direct to home call.
          [TNX KL7JR]
KP2    - Ann, W2AZK and Brian, KF2HC will  sign homecall/KP2 from St.  Croix,
          US Virgin Islands (NA-106) on 7-14  January. Look for them on  160-6
          metres SSB  and  CW with  special  emphasis on  the  WARC  bands  as
          conditions permit. QSL to their home calls direct or via the bureau.
          [TNX KF2HC]
KP2    - John, G4RCG and Bruce, KI7VR will operate as KP2/G4RCG and KP2/KI7VR
          from St.  Croix,  Virgin  Islands (NA-106)  from  21  January  to  6
          February. John will participate in the  CQ 160 CW Contest as  KP2ZZ.
          QSL for all calls via G4OOC, direct or via bureau. [TNX G4RCG]
OZ     - Jakob, OZ7AEI (http://oz7aei.qrz.dk) plans to operate  on 20 and  40
          metres  from  the  four  lighthouses  of  Thyboron  (ARLHS  DEN-083,
          DEN-188, DEN-189,  DEN-222) on  4 December  starting around  8  UTC.
          Later on the will  move to Nordjylland  Island (EU-171, NJ-001)  and
          activate the two lighthouses of Agger Tange (DEN-190, DEN-191). [TNX
P4     - Joseph,  P4/WF9V  (special  call  P40ZZ);  David,  P4/K9UK;   David,
          P4/WG9J; Thomas, P4/W9AEB (special call P40TP) and William, P4/WW9WW
          will operate from  Aruba (SA-036) on  10-16 December.  They will  be
          active on 160-6  metres CW and  SSB, with  emphasis on  the ARRL  10
          Meter Contest. QSL for all via WF9V. [TNX W9AEB]
PJ4    - Fred, WW4LL  and  John,  K4BAI  will  be  active  as  PJ4/WW4LL  and
          PJ4/K4BAI  from  Bonaire  (SA-006)  on  8-15  December.  They   will
          participate in the ARRL 10 Meter  Contest (11-12 December) as  PJ4Z.
          All QSLs via K4BAI. [TNX The Daily DX]
SV     - The Thessaloniki Amateur Radio  Group will be  active as SX2LH  from
          the Lighthouse of Megalou Emvolou (ARLHS  GRE-096) from 6 UTC on  10
          December until 18 UTC on the 11th. QSL via SV2AYT. [TNX VA3RJ]
T32    - Alan, K6SRZ and Doug, N6TQS  will operate on  10-80 metres as  T32CK
          and T32QS  from  Christmas Island  (OC-024)  on 7-13  December.  QSL
          direct via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
VU4    - The team at Port Blair, Andaman Island (AS-001) [425DXN 708]  became
          active as VU4RBI around 18.30 UTC on 2 December (which is 00.00 of 3
          December India Standard Time, their permitted start date). The other
          callsign is  VU4NRO,  and the  QSL  route for  both  is  via  VU2NRO
          (National Institute of Amateur Radio,  Raj Bhavan Road,  Somajiguda,
          Hyderabad 500082, India). Charly, K4VUD has advised the operators to
          "get on 20 metres and stay there  to service those who need VU4  for
          the first time", while the second station "will roam other bands  as
          propagation permits". Charly thinks that Bharathi, VU2RBI will  also
          do CW, "but other modes are not likely at this time". Donations  are
          still welcome and can be sent to NIAR or to K4VUD (Charles  Harpole,
          3100 N. Hwy.  426, Geneva, FL  32732, USA).  The web  pages for  the
          expedition can be found at http//www.niar.org and the contact e-mail
          address for this DXpedition is niarvu4@gmail.com.
W      - The Historical  Electronics Museum  ARC  (http://www.qsl.net/w3hem/)
          will commemorate Pearl Harbour  Day on 4-7  December using the  call
          sign W2W. [TNX VA3RJ]
YA     - Rene, DL2JRM will be active  again as YA7X  from Afghanistan from  7
          December to 5 January. QSL via DL1JJI.
ZK1    - Look for ZK1SDE, ZK1SDZ, ZK1WET and ZK1XMY to operate  from the Cook
          Islands as follows:
          31 Jan - 17 Feb  Aitutaki (OC-083), South Cook Islands
          17-24 Feb        Manihiki Atoll (OC-014), North Cook Islands
          24 Feb - 3 Mar   Aitutaki Island (OC-083), South Cook Islands
          They plan to active on 10-160 metres and to concentrate on 17 and 20
          metres; main mode will be SSB,  but ZK1WET will  operate CW and RTTY
          (CQWW RTTY WPX Contest included). QSL for all direct only via M3SDE.
          [TNX SM6WET]

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

CIS DIPLOMA ---> Sponsored by the  Scottish-Russian ARS (srars@srars.org)  it
is for contacts made with amateur radio  stations in all 12 countries of  the
Commonwealth of Independent  States (Azerbaijan,  Armenia, Belarus,  Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,  Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,  Ukraine,
Uzbekistan). Full rules are available at http://www.srars.org/webdocs/cis.pdf

CIS DX CW CONTEST ---> The   Scottish-Russian ARS (srars@srars.org)  sponsors
the CIS DX CW Contest, which  will be held on  5 December (00.00-24.00  UTC).
The objective of the contest is to establish as many CW contacts as  possible
between  radio  amateurs  around  the  world   and  radio  amateurs  in   the
Commonwealth   of    Independent   States.    Rules   can    be   found    at
http://www.srars.org/cisdxc.htm [TNX MM0DFV]

IREF ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation (http://www.islandradio.org)
is the only organization dedicated  solely to the  support of expeditions  to
rare and new IOTA qualifying islands.  In 2004 IREF sponsored XF1K  (NA-166),
3XDQZ/p (AF-096), OX/DL2VFR (NA-220), OD5RMK (AS-108), YE1P (OC-237) and OC3I
(SA-074). IREF  has also  committed to  support expeditions  in 2005  to  the
Rennell Islands  (SA-NEW)  and to  two  rare groups  in  Mexico  (NA-164  and
NA-165). The total of expeditions supported in 2004 and committed to in  2005
approaches $3,000.  Donations  are welcome  (US  amateurs  please  note  that
contributions are tax deductible  as IREF is  a 501(c)(3) organization):  you
can contribute either  with a  check or  money order  made out  to IREF  (709
Coveney Trail, Boerne, TX 78006, USA)  or you can contribute online with  you
major credit card  using the PayPal  service through the  IREF website.  [TNX

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Ron, AC7DX is receiving many QSL requests for  KH9/AH8H,
but he is not and has never been  the manager for this station. Cards  should
be sent to George Talbot, P.O. Box  45, APO AP  96555-0045, USA.

NOT THE  MANAGER --->  Vlad, UA0ACG  is not  the manager  for JT1JA.  He  can
confirm contacts made on 8-9 September 2002 only. [TNX UA0ACG]

OPERATORS NEEDED  ---> Charles  "Frosty" Frost,  K5LBU (www.dxsafari.com) is
putting together a  team of at  least three other  operators to operate  from
Botswana (A2) or  Mozambique (C9)  in July  2005, IARU  contest included.  If
interested, please contact Frosty at frosty1@pdq.net [TNX K5LBU]

QSL 3D2RK & A35RK ---> The  complete logs for  Paul, A35RK (4  May 1994 -  30
November 2004) and 3D2RK (1 July 1997 - 30 November 2004) have been  uploaded
to the ARRL Logbook  of The World,  and will be  updated monthly. Paul's  QSL
manager (W7TSQ) will  continue to process  paper QSL  card requests  received
with sufficient return postage, "but only for initial (first) contact for NEW
DXCC or NEW IOTA confirmation. For  subsequent QSL requests - for new  bands,
new modes, contests, 'first time this  year', etc - please use LoTW".  Bureau
cards via W7TSQ, except for  duplicate requests, will  be answered as  usual,
about once a year. Questions, comments,  sked requests, NIL resolution,  etc,
go to w7tsq@aol.com [TNX A35RK/3D2RK]

QSL 5N0NHD  ---> Peter,  JK1UWY/5N0NHD is  now back  in Japan.  The Daily  DX
reports that those who "have been waiting half a year or more for a QSL  from
his manager  (JH8BKL)"  may  contact Peter  (direct  only):  Hisao  P.  Noda,
1-1-B909 Sanda-machi, Hachioji,  Tokyo, 193-0832 Japan.  Please note that  he
does not QSL for contest QSOs,  and that return postage  is not required  for
160m or 6m QSOs.

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA
V6O:      Information and pictures  of the  recent V6O  operation from  Pulap
           Island   (OC-155)by   Lanny,W5BOS can be found at
           http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage90v6o.htm  and www.mdxc.org/v60

QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3A2MD,  3A2MW,  3D2VB/R,  4J3M,
5B4AHA, 5T5SN, 5W0DL,  5W0TR, 7P8SR, 7S7V,  9I40Z,8Q7LM, 9H3K, 9H9PA,  9J2KC,
9L1MS/P, 9Y4NZ, A22/JA4ATV,  A61AJ, AY1ZA, BA1RB/3  (AS-134), BI2J  (AS-151),
BI7DX (AS-139), C21NI, C6DX, CB5A, CN8KD, CX1AV, D2PFN, D44TD, D4B  (AF-086),
EA5KB/7 (EU-152), EK3GM, EL2CB, EL2ET, F5JOT/P (EU-159), FK/KF4TUG  (OC-079),
FK/KM9D  (OC-058),  FK8GM,  FM5BH,  FO5RJ  (OC-046),  FP/W8MV,  FY5KE,  GB2LI
(EU-120), GT0STH, H8A, HK3PSA, HS0/IK4MRH  (AS-053), JW0HS, KH6ZM,  KH8/AH7C,
KH8/N5OLS, LY3UM,  MD4K,  ND7K/P (NA-137),  OX3DB,  OY4TN,  OZ1ING  (EU-171),
P29KPH (OC-034), P29SX (OC-240), P29XF (OC-240), PE1DTU (EU-038), PJ2T, PT0F,
PZ5RA,  R1MVI,  RW1ZZ/p  (EU-082),   RX3AJL/1  (EU-033),  SM0JHF/HI9,   ST2T,
SV9/I2WIJ, SY8DX, T20VB, T33C, T48K, T5W,  TF3W, TF4M, TI5RVV, TT8PK,  TZ6RD,
UA6LO, UX0FF/p (EU-182), V31MD, V63NS (OC-010), V73V, VC3E, VK4WRE  (OC-171),
(OC-197), YE1P (OC-237), YI9ZF, YJ0VB, YJ8MN (OC-035), YV0D (NA-020),  ZB2FX,
ZB300FX, ZF2AH, ZK1CG (OC-013), ZS8MI.

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