425 DX News issue #711

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                              425 DX News #711
                              18 December 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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

                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

3W     - Nag, JA7GAX [425DXN 709] has been  unable to get  a licence and  has
          cancelled his planned IOTA activities from  AS-130 and AS-128.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
5T     - Phil/G3SWH, Jim/G3RTE, Jean/ON8RA and  Adriano/ON5GA will be  active
          as 5T0CW  from Nuachachott,  Mauritania between  24 February  and  4
          March. They will operate CW only on all bands 160 to 10 metres  and,
          propagation permitting, they plan  to have at  least one station  on
          the air on a 24 hours a day  basis. QSL via G3SWH, direct or  bureau
          (e-mail   requests    for   bureau    cards   can    be   sent    to
          phil@g3swh.demon.co.uk). [TNX G3SWH]
8Q     - Paolo,  IK2QPR  will  operate  as  8Q7PR  from  Dunikolhu,  Maldives
          (AS-013) on 9-17 January. He will be active on 10-40 metres SSB  and
          CW. QSL via home call (Paolo  Fava, Via Bertani  8, 46100 Mantova  -
          MN, Italy). [TNX IK2QPR]
A6     - Look for A61Q/p to be aired from Al Siniyah Island (AS-021) on 17-20
          December. Abdullah/A61Q, Mohammed/A61AV and Alex/RV6LNA will  arrive
          in the local afternoon of the 17th, and will be joined by Ghis/ON5NT
          the day after. They will stay on the island until around 16.00 local
          time on the 20th (A6 time is GMT  +4). Plans are to operate SSB  and
          CW mainly on  21260, 14260, 7060,  21040, 14040, +/-  10103 and  +/-
          7003  kHz.  QSL  via  ON5NT  (Ghis  Penny,  P.O.  Box  93,   BE-9700
          Oudenaarde, Belgium). Please note that cards for A61Q from his  home
          QTH still go via EA7FTR. [TNX ON5NT]
I      - ARI Lecce and Salento DX Club members will operate as IQ7AF on 17-18
          December during the  Italian Telethon for  research against  genetic
          diseases. QSL via bureau. [TNX IK7JWX]
JA     - Look for JN4MBO/5, JA5BEX/5 and JF0BPT/5 to operate from the islands
          of Wasa, Nabe, Koyo and Yoshi (new ones for the JIIA award) on 23-26
          December. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
KC4_ant- Brent, KD4VMM/KC4 is currently active from  Palmer Station (K-10 for
          the Antarctica Award) on Anvers Island (AN-012), Antarctica. QSL via
          home call.
OK_ssh - Jarda, OK1FOW is currently active as OL0ANT from the small Eco  Base
          (http://www.antarctica.cz) of  the  Czech Republic  (OK-01  for  the
          Antarctica Award) located  on the  northern side  of Nelson  Island,
          South Shetlands  (AN-010).  He expects  to  remain  there  until  10
          January and  to  operate  with  a  battery  powered  transceiver,  a
          vertical antenna for 20, 15 and 10  metres and a dipole for the  low
          bands. QSl via OK1FOW. [TNX OK1FOW]
OZ     - Jakob, OZ7AEI plans to operate from  the lighthouses of Hvide  Sande
          (ARLHS DEN-087,  DEN-197,  DEN-198  and  DEN-199)  on  23  December,
          between around 8 UTC on 20 metres (later on 40m) an 13 UTC. Pictures
          of all the lighthouses activated by Jakob can be found in the  Photo
          Gallery at http://oz7aei.qrz.dk [TNX OZ7AEI]
PA     - Six special calls will be aired from The Netherlands during the last
          two weeks  of  2004  to  celebrate the  final  weeks  of  the  Dutch
          presidency of the  European Union.  Look for  PA6EU from  Amsterdam,
          PB6EU from The Haque and Scheveningen,  PC6EU from Rotterdam,  PE6EU
          from Valkenburg-Maastricht,  PF6EU  from Groningen  and  PG6UE  from
          Noordwijk. QSL via PA7DA. [TNX PA7DA and The Golist]
V4     - Larry, KJ4UY (V47UY)  expects to operate  on 160-6  metres from  St.
          Kitts and Nevis  (NA-104) between 23  December and  2 January.  [TNX
XE     - The ARRL DX Bulletin reports that  members of the Radio Club  Cancun
          are active (on 80-10 metres SSB,  RTTY and some Satellite) as  XF3CC
          from Holbox Island (NA-045) until 19 December. QSL via XF3RCC.
XE     - Yuri/XE1UN, Alberto/XE1NK and Ramon/XE1KK will operate as XF3T  from
          Tamalcab Island, in the rare Quintana Roo State South group (NA-200)
          between 18 UTC on 21 December and 00.00 UTCon the 24th. They  expect
          to be active  with two stations  on 10-40 metres  SSB, CW and  PSK31
          during the local daylight hours only. QSL via N1NK. [TNX XE1KK]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Aki, JA1KAJ reports  he will operate (on 80-10 metres  SSB,
CW, RTTY and SSTV) as YJ0AKA from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu from 27 December to
2 January. On  4-9 January he  will be  active from  New Caledonia  (OC-032),
callsign not know so far.


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

                        >>> NEWS FROM WWW.425DXN.ORG <<<

The web site is in an advanced state of reconstruction and we are working  on
the new  mailing list,  which we  hope  should be  up  and running  in  early
January. For the time being, we are grateful to the Mediterraneo DX Club  for
hosting and distributing 425 DX News  on their mailing list. Many thanks  for
bearing with this temporary solution.

ANTARCTICA ACTIVITY  --->  The  Antarctica  Activity  2004  listing  includes
callsign,  Base name,  location,  IOTA Ref., QSL route  plus  much additional
information and a QSL card image for each  Antarctic Base  activated in 2004.
It can be  found at www.mdxc.org/antarctica/activity2004 . [TNX IZ8CGS]

CDXA ---> On  9 December the  Carolina DX Association  (http://www.cdxa.org/)
held its Annual Meeting along  with its annual  Holiday Party. The  following
were nominated and elected to serve  as officers for the 2005 calendar  year:
Ted Goldthorpe/W4VHF  (President),  Tom  Wright/N4HN  (Vice  President),  Jim
Miller/K4SQR (Secretary/Treasurer), John Scott/K8YC (Newsletter Editor),  Joe
Simpkins/K4MD (Cluster Manager), Paul Sturpe/W3GQ (Assoc. Cluster Mgr), Wayne
Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]

IOTA TOOLS  ---> Francesco  Giacoia, IZ7AUH  has  developed two  useful  IOTA
search tools that  allow to find  the IOTA reference  numbers for either  the
Italian islands valid for the IIA  (Italian Islands Award) and the  Antarctic
bases valid for the Antarctica Award. Both  the search tools can be found  on
our home  page (http://www.425dxn.org). Comments and  suggestions  can
be  sent  to
iz7auh@tin.it [TNX IZ7AUH]

PIRATES ---> Paulo, CT2ITZ has been repeteadly pirated on the packet  cluster
in the past few days, typically for spots about VU4RBI and VU4NRO on bands he
is not even allowed to operate on. [TNX CT1GFK]

QSL SU9FL ---> The QSL manager for Greg, SU9FL is WD9DZV (Timothy M. Garrity,
5407 W. Rosedale Ave., Chicago, IL 60646-6525, USA). He has received the logs
and will be sending cards out immediately. Please e-mail wd9dzv@arrl.net  for
further questions. [TNX WD9DZV]

QSL TZ6JA ---> The Daily DX reports that JA3EMU is no longer the QSL  manager
for TZ6JA. Cards should  be sent to  Makoto Obara, P.O.  Box 59, Tama,  Tokyo
206-8691, Japan.

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA
AS-124:   Pictures of  the  recent A61AV/p  operation  from  Sirat  Al  Khawr
           (AS-124) can be found at http://www.mdxc.org/a61av-p
DX SPOTS: Rod Elliott, VE3UW (ex VE3IRF) has collected the DX spots from  the
           OH2AQ Web Cluster since January 1997. The collection - from January
           1997 up to November 2004 - is available at www.425dxn.org/dxspots/,
           as well the software (DXINFO v2.0) which will enable you to  handle
           the files (instructions at the URL above). [TNX IZ7AUH]
GACW:     The  web   site   for   the   Grupo   Argentino   de   CW   is   at
           http://gacw.no-ip.org (Spanish and English versions). [TNX LU6EF]
PS7AHR:   The new  web  site  for  the  Brazilian  Amateur  Radio  Historical
           Archive, the  only  organization  in  Brazil  that  is  devoted  to
           documenting and preserving  the history  of amateur  radio in  that
           country, is at http://www.radioamador.org.br [TNX PS7AB]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2NA, 3D2VB, 4J9RI, 4S7NE, 5N0HVC,
5N0NHD, 5T5SN, 5W0DL,  6W1RY, 7X4AN, 8Q7LM,  9K2MU, 9N7MS, 9V1GO,  9Y4/N9LAH,
A35RX (OC-169),  A61AJ, A61AR,  A71BX, AH2R, AP2IA, AY1ZA (AN-008; AA LU-14),
BI7DX  (AS-139), C21DL, C50I (AF-060), C6AKQ, C91Z, CN8KD, CT8T,D2PFN, D44TD,
DU3NXE, EA5KB/7 (EU-152), ET3TK, EX8MLE, EY8CQ,  EY8MM,  FK/KF4TUG  (OC-079),
(AN-010; AA SP-01),   HK1XX,  HK3SGP,  HP3XBS,  J73CCM, J75J, KG4WW, KM9D/KH8
(OC-200), LT0H, LW4EU,  LY1FW, N1VF/KH0, OH0RJ, OH0Z, OZ5EV,  P29SX (OC-240),
PZ5RA, R0PA, RW2F,  S9SS, SK7AX, ST2T, SU1SK,  SY8DX  (EU-174), T20VB,  T30M,
TA1ED/0  (AS-098), TF3YH,  TF4MM, TF8VET, TI5N,  TJ3FR, TJ3SP,  TU2WL, TU2XZ,
TY5M,  TZ6M, UA2FX,  V47KP,  V6O (OC-155), VK4WWI  (OC-227), VK4WWI/8 (OC-185
& OC-198),  VK4WWI/P (OC-267),  VK9LA,  VK9LW,  VK9XG,  VQ5C,  VQ9LA,  VQ9MJ,
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