425 DX News issue #712

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                              425 DX News #712
                              25 December 2004
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

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Alessandro Scandelli, IW1FGZ  is updating the  page featuring  the QSL  cards
with the 425DXN logo printed on them. If your QSL has the 425DXN logo on  it,
you are invited  to send an  image (preferably a  .jpg file  not larger  than
300Kb)  direct   to   iw1fgz@425dxn.org.  The   logo   is   downloadable   at

3D2    - Jim, K6JAT and Lilah, KE6EHD  will operate as  3D2TJ and 3D2EG  from
          Matagi (OC-016), Fiji Islands  on 1-7 January.  QSL via home  calls.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
3Y0_p1 - The 3Y0X team  members [425DXN 696]  are scheduled  to depart  Punta
          Arenas on 14 January. The activity  from Peter I Island is  expected
          to take  place  between 21  January  and 4  February,  depending  on
          weather. Nine stations  will be  active on  the following  suggested
          1822.5 3523 7023 10103 14023 18073 21023 24893 28023       CW
          1842.5 3750 7073       14190 18165 21295 24987 28475      SSB
                           10148 14088 18105 21100 24949 28092  Digital
          These frequencies have been chosen to allow the team to occasionally
          activate as many as three stations on one band at the same time,  in
          order to take full advantage of  openings. There will be four  pilot
          stations, namely Don  Greenbaum/N1DG (don@goldtel.net,  for North  &
          South  America),  Klaus  Wagner/DL1XX  (dl1xx@gmx.net,  for  Europe,
          Africa & Middle East), Toshi Kusano/JA1ELY (ja1ely@bb.mbn.or.jp, for
          the Pacific Rim & Asia), Lee Jennings/ZL2AL (leejen@paradise.net.nz,
          for Australia &  New Zealand). QSL  via K4YL (Mike  Grose, P.O.  Box
          183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183, USA).
          For further information on the DXpedition, and how to contribute  to
          its success,  please visit  www.peterone.com (where on  line  logs,
          daily updates  and pictures  from the  team on  the island  will  be
          available in due course).
CU     - Ulf, DL5AXX will be active from  Faial Island (CU7, EU-175),  Azores
          from 27 December to 3 January. It will be a family vacation and  Ulf
          plans to operate CW running 100 watts into a vertical antenna.  [TNX
DL     - Tom, DL1DVE will be active on  or around 7065,  14265 and 21265  kHz
          from various lighthouses around Kiel and on Fehmarn Island  (EU-128)
          between 27 and 30 December. QSL via bureau or direct. Daily  updates
          will be posted at http://dl1dve.dk0kc.de [TNX DF2CK]
F      - Special event  station TM7VM  will be  active until  30 December  to
          celebrate     the     opening     of     the     Millau      Viaduct
          (http://www.viaducdemillaueiffage.com/),  the  highest  one  in  the
          world. QSL via F5UJZ. [TNX F5NQL]
FT5W   - Nicolas, F4EGX and Jean-Paul, F5BU (FT5WG)  [425DXN 701] now  expect
          to  arrive  on  Possession  Island  (DIFO  FT-009),  Crozet  Islands
          (AF-008) around 5 February. They  plan to be  active in their  spare
          time starting around  12 February until  the end  of March.  Nicolas
          (http://F4EGX.free.fr) will operate on 6m, 2m  and 70cm FM QRP  (QSL
          via F6APU), while Jean-Paul  will operate SSB,  mainly on +/-  14278
          kHz (QSL via F5BU). [TNX F5NQL]
I      - IT9SSI, IZ8CCW, IZ8CGS and IZ8FWN will  operate as IO9TA from  Isola
          Lunga (EU-166, IIA TP-021, MIA MI-055) on 7-9 January. They plan  to
          have two stations and to operate  on all bands SSB  and CW. QSL  via
          IT9SSI, direct (P.O. Box 27,  98071 Capo d'Orlando  - ME, Italy)  or
          bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]
J2     - Yves, F5PRU  is  active as  J20FH  (Juliet Twenty  Fox  Hotel)  from
          Djibouti for the next four months. He operates in his spare time  on
          10-80 metres  CW,  SSB  and maybe  digital  modes.  QSL  via  F5PRU,
          preferably through the bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
JA     - Look for Take, JI3DST to be active as JI3DST/JS6 from Miyako  Island
          (AS-079) from 29  December to  5 January.  QSL via  home call.  [TNX
JA     - Yoshiro Nishimura,  JA1AMP will  be active  as JA1AMP/6  from  Irabu
          Island (Miyako Islands,  AS-079) on  8-10 January.  He will  operate
          mainly CW with  some SSB and  RTTY on  40-6 metres.  QSL via  JA1AMP
          (bureau) or JL3SIK (direct). [TNX JA1AMP]
LZ_ssh - Jordan "Danny" Yankov, LZ2UU (VP8/LZ2UU) is once again stationed  at
          the Bulgarian base  St. Kliment Ohridski  (LZ-02 for the  Antarctica
          Award) on  Livingston Island,  South Shetlands  (AN-010). Danny  has
          served as radio engineer for the past eleven Antarctic seasons,  and
          this year he is also the  base commander. QSL via home call  (Jordan
          Radkov Yankov, P.O. Box 196, 7200 Razgrad, Bulgaria). [TNX IZ8CCW]
ON     - Belgian amateur radio  operators are allowed  to use  the OO  (Oscar
          Oscar) special prefix  from 1 January  through 31  December 2005  to
          celebrate the 175th  anniversary of the  indipendence of Belgium.  A
          commemorative award, available to either licenced amateurs and SWLs,
          will be issued by UBA (http://www.uba.be/) for contacts made with OO
          stations. For  further information  please contact  Egbert  Hertsen,
          ON4CAS (UBA Award Manager, egbert.hertsen@pandora.be).
          [TNX ON4CAS]
PJ4    - Rick,  NE8Z  will  operate  as   PJ4/NE8Z  from  Bonaire   (SA-006),
          Netherlands Antilles on 4-13  February. He will  operate CW and  SSB
          mostly on  the WARC  bands and  6 metres.  QSL via  home call  (Rick
          Dorsch, P.O. Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139, USA). [TNX NE8Z]
SM     - John, SM7CRW/8S7A will operate  as SF50A from  1 January through  31
          December 2005  to  celebrate  his 50th  year  as  an  amateur  radio
          operator. QSL via W3HNK. [TNX W3HNK]
SP     - Robert, SQ9FMU will  operate as SQ75FMU  on 1-20  January and  again
          from 15 February to 15  March to celebrate  the 75th anniversary  of
          the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK). QSL via SQ9FMU, direct (Robert
          Prorok, P.O. Box 113, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland) or bureau. [TNX SQ9FMU]
SP     - George, SP2PI (http://republika.pl/sp2pi/spqsl.htm) will operate  on
          10-80 metres CW and SSB as HF2IARU from 25 January to 6 March.  Look
          also for activity  as HF70PRT (celebrating  the 70th anniversary  of
          Torun  Broadcasting  Station)  and  HF2PZK  (celebrating  the   75th
          anniversary of  PZK). QSL  for all  via  SP2PI (Jerzy  H.  Wojniusz,
          Matejki 56/39, 87-100 Torun, Poland). [TNX SP2PI]
SP_ssh - Voytek, SP5QF, who was active as HF0QF (QSL via SP7IWA), is now back
          at home.  The  new operator  at  the Polish  Antarctic  base  Henryk
          Arctowski (SP-01 for  the Antarctica Award)  on King George  Island,
          South Shetlands  (AN-010)  is Marek,  SP3GVX,  who  is  expected  to
          operate as  HF0POL through  November 2005.  QSL via  SP3WVL  (Tomasz
          Lipinski, skr. poczt. 78, 69-100 Slubice, Poland). [TNX IZ8CCW]
VU4    - The team at Port Blair, Andaman Island has now passed the 30,000 QSO
          mark, and has been  active on SSB,  CW, SSTV, RTTY,  and PSK on  all
          bands from 160 through 6 metres. VU4RBI is the call used by Bharathi
          (VU2RBI), while the  other team  members are  jointly using  VU4NRO.
          Three stations are active from three different locations (the hotel,
          a local college and the Port Blair Science Center, where the  public
          can watch the amateur radio action). They have a 7-element tribander
          at 60 ft above the hotel roof, inverted Vees everywhere, 80m dipole,
          SteppIR at  15  feet  above  the Science  Center  roof  and  a  WARC
          Cushcraft yagi installed at the college. The first and main goal  is
          to give  "that first  new one"  to as  many operators  as  possible,
          however 40  and  80  metres are  now  getting  more  attention.  The
          operation is due to finish on 31 December.
          Charles Harpole, K4VUD/VU3CHE, who is visiting the operators in Port
          Blair, says that he will explain LoTW to the team. At the moment the
          logs are being handwritten on paper, then a SWL volunteer types them
          into a  computer (but  the paper  logs will  be  kept to  solve  any
          questions that may come up as QSL requests come in).
          As for QSLling,  Mr. S. Suri,  VU2MY (the Chairman  and Director  of
          NIAR, who is also  visiting the DXpedition  team) confirms that  the
          NIAR (http://www.niar.org) address (National  Institute of  Amateur
          Radio, Rajbhavan Road, Hyderabad-500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India)  is
          all right, but  it is advisable  not to include  cash. According  to
          K4VUD, plans  are  still in  the  making to  have  also  alternative
          routes, but there's nothing definite at this time.
          Donations are  still possible  through the  NIAR or  K4VUD  himeself
          (Charles Harpole, 3100  N. Hwy. 426,  Geneva, FL  32732, USA).  [TNX
W      - Look for W5TLH to  be active on  20 and 40  metres SSB from  several
          lighthouses on three IOTA NA-092 islands (namely San Jose, Matagorda
          and Mustang)  between  27 December  and  2 January.  QSL  via  W5LTH
          (qrz.com). [TNX VA3RJ]
W      - K6KPH will be on the air (3545,  7050, 14050 and 21050 kHz) for  the
          Straight Key Night (www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2005/skn.html) this
          New Year's Eve. K6KPH uses the original transmitters, receivers  and
          antennas of  famous ex-RCA  coast station  KPH. QSLs  and  reception
          reports should  be sent  to Ms.  Denice .A.  Stoops, P.O.  Box  381,
          Bolinas CA  94924-0381, USA.  Further information  on K6KPH  can  be
          found at  http://www.radiomarine.org [TNX DL8AAM and W6AWO]
ZB     - DL4WK, DL7UFR and DL7VEE will  operate on 160-6  metres CW, SSB  and
          RTTY as ZB2/homecall from Gibraltar from 29 December until 4 January
          in the morning. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily


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

AA SOFTWARE ---> Gabriele Antonelli (I5-1990) is the author of the Antarctica
Award    software,     which     is    downloadable     for     free     from
http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/download.asp.  The  professionally  made  AA
software is  a log program  for contacts  made  with  Antarctic stations:  it
interacts with the AA Directory (it gives also the  DXCC Entiry and the  IOTA
Reference Number for each base) and makes the participation in the Antarctica
Award easier. [TNX I5-1990]

GERMAN ISLANDS AND LIGHTHOUSES  ---> The third  German Island and  Lighthouse
Trophy  will  start  on  1  January  2005.  Further  information  at   either
www.iota-post.com and www.lighthouse-award.de  [TNX DL2VFR]

LIGHTHOUSES ---> The World Lighthouse Program  (WLH) has changed its name  to
World Lighthouse On  The Air (WLOTA)  and the entire  list of lighthouses  is
being reviewed and corrected. More details and the rules will be available on
their new web site at http://www.wlota.com . [TNX DL2VFR]

LOTW ---> Rob, PA2R  has uploaded all  the following logs  to Logbook of  the
World (over  350,000  QSOs): 3D2PA  (2004),  6Y5/PA3ERC,  6Y5/PA3EWP,  8P9JR,
8P9JS, 8P9JT  ,  8P9JU, 8Q9RC,  8Q9WP,  9Y4/PA3BBP,  9Y4/PA3ERC,  9Y4/PA3EWP,
HB0/PA3ERC,  J3/PA3EWP,  J3/PA5ET,  J3/PA7FM   ,  J38PA  (2001),   J6/PA3BBP,
J6/PA3ERC, J6/PA3EWP, J75EA, J75ET, J75PA (2002), J75WP, J75ZH, J77C  (1996),
J79BP, J79QA,  J79RC,  J79WP, J8/PA3EWP,  J8/PA5ET,  J8/PA7FM,  J8PA  (2001),
OY7ET, OY7QA,  OY7TW,  OY7WB,  OY7WP,  OY8PA  (2003),  PA2R,  PA3ERC,  PA5ET,
T30PA (2004), T33PA (2004), TO5C (1996),  V26EA, V26ET, V26FM, V26WP,  V47CV,
VP45/PA3EWP, VP5/PA3BBP, VP5/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP,  VP5C (1995), ZF9/ZF2RC  and
ZF9/ZF2WP. The logs are still open for paper QSL requests. [TNX PA2R]

OL0ANT ---> Jarda, OK1FOW reports that his activity from Eco Base (AA  OK-01)
on Nelson Island [425DXN 711] finished earlier than planned. He was  expected
to  remain  in  Antarctica  until  10  January.  Pictures  are  available  at
www.mdxc.org/antarctica/ol0ant.htm  [TNX IZ8CGS]

PIRATE ---> A92Q has been repeatedly  pirated on 30 metres,  a band which  is
not authorized in Bahrain. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL  9N7CQ  --->  Bureau  cards  for   9N7CQ  can  be  requested  online   at
http://www.df3cb.com/9n7bcc/oqrs/  o by  e-mail from the  QSL manager,  IK2ILH
(ik2ilh@libero.it) . Please do  not send bureau  cards if you  request a  them
online or by  e-mail. QSLs have  been ordered and  should be ready  in a  few
weeks. [TNX IV3IYH/9N7CQ]

QSL CW5R  ---> The  QSL manager  for the  5-11 January  operation from  Lobos
Island (SA-039) [425DXN 710] will be CX2ABC. Latest news will be published at
www.dx-men.com  [TNX EA5RM]

QSL OC-052 ---> Direct cards  for IT9YRE, I1SNW  and IT9EJW's operation  from
Hereheretue Atoll (OC-052)  will be mailed  starting on 27  December, to  let
island chasers  receive them  before the  IOTA  annual update  deadline.  The
listings    of     QSL     cards     received     can     be     found     at
http://www.printed.it/oc052.html.  [TNX IT9YRE]

QSL VK4FRI ---> The Lockyer Valley  Radio & Electronics  Club are pleased  to
announce that QSL cards for  the IOTA operation  from Fraser Island  (OC-142)
have at long last been sent out. If you  are curious as to whether your  card
was  received   and   answered,  please   visit   the  club   web   site   at
http://www.lvrclub.org  and follow the link. QSL direct only to P.O. Box  101,
Laidley, QLD 4341, Australia. [TNX VK4CEJ]

QSL VK9LA &  VK9LW --->  Bill, VK4FW,  reports that  he is  half way  through
answering cards received. All cards are being done on a "as received by date"
basis. Statistics on the operation are available at http://www.odxg.org.

QSL VQ9M ---> The logbook for operations  in 2002 has been uploaded to  LOTW.
Direct requests (no IRCs please) may still be mailed to WB7OJV. [TNX WB7OJV]

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA
6 METRES:  Matt, OZ6OM collects  information on  6m operations  and makes  it
            available at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/dxnews.html
AA SCORES: The  Antarctica   Award  Score   tables  are   now  available   at
            www.mdxc.org/antarctica/award.asp. They  include   the  first   2
            Certificates of Excellence, 7 Honour Rolls, 31 Basic Awards and  3
            Operator Certificates issued so far. [TNX IZ8CGS]
CONTEST:   An excellent source of information is the  Contest Service  by Jan
            Eric Rehn, SM3CER (http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/)
LOGS:      On-line logs and  pictures of A52CDX  (October-November 2004)  are
            available at http://www.tuduri.net/f5lmj/Bhoutan2004/a52cdx-en.htm
            [TNX F5LMJ]
LOGS:      A collection of log searches for  Antarctic stations can be  found
            at http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/log.htm [TNX IZ8CGS]
QSL DB:    Boye Christensen,  OZ7C  has updated  his  QSL  DBase  (which  now
            contains 359,106 unique records) for  Packet Cluster. The  package
            can be  downloaded  at http://www.qsl.net/oz7c/qsl. A  web  based
            search  machine  can  be  found  at  www.qsl.dk/oz7c [TNX   OZ7C,

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                          *******  QSL INFO  ********
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3Z60LOK     SP5KCR      I0QHN/KC4   IK8OZZ      SU9BN       EA7FTR
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       IY4W        I4LEC       SU9FL       WD9DZV
4X0MS       4Z4BS       K6B         KM6HB       T42D        K8SIX
5B/KI0BP    UA6MF       KD4VMM/KC4  KD4VMM      T49C        K8SIX
5R8FL       G3SWH       KH0PR       JJ8DEN      TA2ZF       UT2UB
5R8GZ       G3SWH       L25FF       EA7JX       TG9NX       N4FKZ
8J1RL       bureau      L45FF       EA7JX       TI4CF       W3HNK
9G5ZS       ZS6EGB      L59EOC      EA7JX       TR8CA       F6CBC
9J2BO       G3TEV       L73F        EA7JX       TR8FC       F8BUZ
9M2TO       JA0DMV      LP0H        EA7FTR      TT8SK       F6CIS
9V1YC       N5ID        LQ0F        EA7JX       UN8GF       IZ8CCW
A61Q/p      ON5NT       LR2F        LU2FA       V31LZ       LZ3RZ
AY5FF       EA7JX       LU5FF       EA7JX       V51KC       IZ8EDJ
CL9C        K8SIX       LW9EOC      EA7JX       V51WM       DJ7KP
CO2OJ       K8SIX       M0SDX       UT2UB       VK2IAY/4    G0IUH
CO3JO       EA7JX       OH9SCL      OH9UV       VK3FY       EA7JX
CO8LY       EA7ADH      OL0ANT      OK1FOW      VK3FY/DU8   EA7JX
CT3AS       DJ8FW       ON60M       ON4AYL      XF3CC       XF3RCC
CV5D        CX2ABC      OY3QN       OZ1ACB      XF3T        XE1KK
CX2AQ       EA5KB       P4/K9UK     WF9V        YA/EA4FAS   EA4FAS
D2U         EA7JX       P4/WG9J     WF9V        YA5Y        DL5SE
ED1NDC      EA1FFE      P40K        WM6A        YA7X        DL1JJI
ED1PFA      EA1URG      P40TA       WM6A        YB1HDF      EA5KB
EF8TDX      EC8AUA      P40TP       WF9V        YN9HAU      EA7JX
EM1HO       I2PJA       P40WW       WF9V        YV1DIG      EA7JX
EM5U        UT2UB       P40ZZ       WF9V        YW1D        EA7JX
EY8CQ       DJ1MM       PC100H      PA1HR       YW6P        EA7JX
FO/F6COW    F6COW       PJ2T        N9AG        YX1DIG      EA7JX
FO/F6EPY    F6EPY       PJ4Z        K4BAI       ZC4LI       G0LII
FO/F6GNZ    F6GNZ       PT2ZAW      OK1FWQ      ZD7ZA       G3ZAY
G1W         UT2UB       PY0FT       JA1ELY      ZD8ZA       G3ZAY
HF100PG     SP2PZH      R1ANN       RZ3DJ       ZF2AH       W6VNR
HG05HNY     HG4I        ST2YJ       LA4YW       ZK1GND      VK2GND
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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

DL5SE   Daniel Schirmer, Mittelweg 3, D-09573 Erdmannsdorf, Germany
F6COW   Michel Perrin, 28 blvd de Mesnildot, F-44560, Paimboeuf, France
F6EPY   Dominique Auprince, 4 allee de la Genestriere, F-91600 Savigny sur
         Orge, France
F6GNZ   Kar Radivoj, 50 rue de Jatteau, F77550, Moissy Cramayel, France
KD4VMM  Brent A. Evers, 5211 Al Jones Drive, Shady Side, MD 20764, USA
LU4FPZ  Sebastian Pablo Rubio, 1 de Mayo 2128, Rosario SF 2000, Argentina
OK1FOW  Jaroslav Jirus, Angolska 609, CZ - 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
ON5NT   Ghis Penny, P.O. Box 93, BE-9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium
TO7DSR  Radio Club A.C.R.A Guadeloupe, BP 126 Messagerie Pointe-A-Pitre
         Cedex, 97110 Guadeloupe
TZ6JA   Makoto Obara, P.O. Box 59, Tama, Tokyo 206-8691, Japan
UT2UB   Andrej Lyakin, P.O. Box 99, Kyiv-10, 01010 Ukraine
WD9DZV  Timothy M. Garrity, 5407 W. Rosedale Ave., Chicago, IL 60646-6525,
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