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                              425 DX News #714
                               8 January 2005
                          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

3C      - A station signing 3CAK (yes, this is the call - WFWL) is  currently
          active from  Malabo,  Bioco  Island  (AF-010),  Equatorial  Guinea.
          Reportedly the operator (home call not  given) expects to be  there
          until  April.  QSL  to  Vladimir  Arseniev,  Gagarina  St.   14A/1,
          Zelenogradsk 238530, Kaliningrad, Russia. [TNX IK2IQD]
ES      - Oleg/ES1RA and Vello/ES1QD will operate as ES1RA/0 and ES1QD/0 Muhu
          Island (EU-034) on 8-10 January. QSL ES1RA/0 to P.O. Box 806, 11702
          Tallinn, Estonia;  QSL ES1QD/0  to P.O.  Box 3739,  10508  Tallinn,
          Estonia. [TNX ES1RA]
I       - The 7-9 January IO9TA operation from  EU-166 [425DXN 712] has  been
          cancelled because of bad sea conditions. [TNX IZ8CCW]
KG4     - Jose, N4BAA and other two operators will be active from  Guantanamo
          Bay (NA-015) on  15-22 January. Callsigns  will be  KG4SB (QSL  via
          N4BAA), KG4AS (QSL via N4SIA) and  KG4WV (QSL via W4WV). They  will
          operate on 160-6 metres all modes. [TNX OPDX Bullettin]
JA      - Look for  JL3CRS/6 to  operate from  a few  AS-017 islands  on  7-8
          January. Islands mentioned include Henza  (JIIA AS-017-010) or  Ike
          (JIIA AS-017-01) on  the 7th, Yagachi  (JIIA AS-017-040) or  Sesoko
          (JIIA AS-017-035) on the 8th and Okinawa Honto (JIIA AS-017-033) on
          8 January  at night.  QSL via  home call,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
JA      - Look for JJ6FTT/6 and JK6RCO/6 to operate from Hime Island (AS-012,
          JIIA AS-012-013) on  9-10 January. QSL  via home  calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]
LU      - A group  of operators  from Radio  Club Argentino  (LU4AA) will  be
          active with two stations on 10-80 metres from Martin Garcia  Island
          (SA-055) and  Lighthouse (ARG-045).  Look for  LR4D (CW)  and  LR5D
          (SSB) from around  21 UTC on  13 January to  around 15  UTC on  the
          16th. QSL via LU4AA, direct or bureau. [TNX LU3DW]
LU      - LU9DA, LU5EW, LU1DWW and others plan  to operate (on 10, 15 and  20
          metres SSB) as LU2DT from  the lighthouse at  Punta Mogotes in  mid
          January. QSL via LU2DT (RC Mar  del Plata, P.O. Box 664, B7600  Mar
          del Plata, Argentina). [TNX LU9DA]
P2      - Jerry, P29ZAD will be  active from Tabar  Island (OC-099) on  18-27
          January. He will operate during his spare time, probably around  21
          and 8 UTC on +/- 14260  kHz. QSL direct to  Jerry Walker, P.O.  Box
          264, Ukarumpa, EHP 444, Papua New Guinea. [TNX The Daily DX]
ST      - Dane, S57CQ/ST2T is still in Sudan  and he is likely to be  working
          there for the next three months. He plans to operate RTTY soon. QSL
          via S57DX, direct or bureau. [TNX S57DX]
UA      - Mike, UA0MF reports he will operate as UA0MF/9 from Ural area  (RDA
          CB-54, GL MO04ew), near the border  with European Russia, on  10-20
          January. He will pay special attention to the low bands.
VE      - VE3JM and VE3EY will operate as VE2/homecall from Sept Iles, Quebec
          (Zone 2) on  13-19 January. Their  main focus  will be  on the  low
          bands. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
VK0_mi  - Dave, VK0MT  is currently  active from  Macquarie Island  (AN-005).
          Owing to his work commitments, he  has time for amateur radio  only
          during his evening hours. He operated  for a few days from a  small
          hut at  Water Fall  Bay, using  a long  wire  and a  vertical  whip
          antenna, but once back to the main research station, he should have
          access to better antennas.
          Victor, ZK1CG gave Dave times and  frequencies for some nets -  the
          Southern-Cross DX Net (14239 kHz at  11 UTC), the W7PHO Net  (14245
          kHz at 14 UTC), the ANZA Net (14183 kHz at 05.15 UTC), the 247  Net
          (14247 kHz at 21 UTC).
          Dave will be stationed on "Macca"  until the end  of March, and  he
          plans to be active on SSB, PSK  and some CW (QRS) on 2-160  metres.
          QSL via JE1LET (direct only). Full information on Macquarie  Island
          can be  found on  the Australian  Antartic Division's  web site  at
          http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=7151 [TNX JE1LET and ZK1CG]
VP8_sg  - Lars, DL9LB is sailing from the  Falkland Islands to South  Georgia
          (AN-007) aboard the RRS James Clark  Ross. He should get to  Husvik
          around 11-15 January and he  expects the remain  there for about  6
          weeks. Owing to his limited spare time, Lars says, he will be  able
          to spend only 30 minutes a day on the amateur radio bands. Look for
          VP8DIF around the IOTA frequencies. QSL via DB3LSP. [TNX DL9BL]
VU      - Arasu, VU2UR reports that Sagar Island  (AS-153) will be  activated
          on the HF bands on  10-16 January. The  Calcutta VHF Amateur  Radio
          Society  (http://www.calcuttahams.com)  has  participated  in   the
          annual Ganga Sagar Mela festival for  years now. They operate  upon
          request  from  the  district  administration  to  assist  them   in
          maintaining an emergency communication network and handling missing
          persons traffic. Activity on  the HF bands  (look around the  usual
          IOTA frequencies - 14260,  21260 etc.) will  take place during  the
          operators' spare time.
XU      - Peter,  NO2R  will  operate  as  XU7ACY   from  the  DX  Shack   in
          Sihanoukville, Cambodia on 9-21 January. He will concentrate on 40,
          80 and 160 metres. QSL via K2NJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB9     - Stan, YB0AJR  (OK1JR)  will operate  as  YB0AJR/9 Gili  Air  Island
          (claimed to count for OC-150) on 8-12 January. He will  concentrate
          on 40, 30,  20 and 15  metres CW, and  will try to  be active  also
          during the ARRL RTTY Roundup. QSL via OK1JN. [TNX YB0AJR]

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

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR  ISLANDS ---> Bharathi,  VU2RBI has returned  to Delhi,  as
planned, but several  more Indian amateur  radio volunteers  have joined  the
existing team to  activate stations for  emergency traffic (main  frequencies
14190 kHz and 7090-7095 kHz) on the tsunami hit islands. The Daily DX reports
that on 29  December all  Indian amateur  radio stations  were authorized  to
operate in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands to "assist the Civil Authorities  in
handling the messages pertaining  to the disaster",  and currently there  are
some 25-30 hams operating in various parts of the archipelago.
A few  interesting  local  and international  press  reports  on  the  active
involvement of amateur radio operators in  the tsunami disaster can be  found
at http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/01/04/2/?nc=1
As for the VU4RBI/VU4NRO DXpedition, Charles/K4VUD reports that the log books
"are safely now in Hydrabad at NIAR". Charles spoke directly with Suri, VU2MY
(Director of  NIAR), who  stated that  QSL cards  are  "arriving at  NIAR  in
Hydrabad with all kinds of contents  (green stamps, etc.)  in good order".  A
list of QSL cards received will be posted on the NIAR website  (www.niar.org)
as soon as they have personnel  to do this job, and there  also plans to  put
the logs on-line.

F5VHH ---> Once again F5VHH is participating in the Paris-Dakar Rally and has
been active as CN/F5VHH. Please note that Morocco - as well as other  African
countries he has  operated from -  does not issue  portable or mobile  calls.
"None of these operations count and will ever count for DXCC",  Maurice/F5NQL

OPERATORS NEEDED  ---> Charles  "Frosty" Frost,  K5LBU (www.dxsafari.com) is
putting together a team to operate from Swaziland for ten days in July,  IARU
contest (9-10 July)  included. He  hopes to  have 3  CW operators  and 3  SSB
operators  make  the   trip.  If   interested,  please   contact  Frosty   at
frosty1@pdq.net [TNX K5LBU]

QSL HC8N ---> You can check  on the status  of your HC8N  (http://hc8n.info/)
QSL request  on W5UE's  page at  http://www.datasync.com/~w5ue/qsl-w5ue.html.
HC8N also also  participates in  the ARRL  Logbook of  the World  initiative.
Direct cards  should  be  sent  to  Randy Becnel,  P.O.  Box  170,  Kiln,  MS
39556-0170, USA.

QSL MANAGER SURVEY ---> January is the last month to nominate your 5  choices
for The  Top 5  QSL Managers  for 2004  [425DXN 708].  The annual  survey  is
conducted by  the  "Golist, QSL  Manager  List"  (http://golist.net/); DXers
around the world are asked to submit the list of their nominees based  solely
upon their opinion of how the  QSL manager responded  to their QSL  requests.
Nominations should be sent to golist@golist.net (put TOP 5 NOMINATIONS in the
subject line), [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

QSL XF3T ---> Please note that  the correct manager  for this station,  which
was recently active from NA-200, is neither XE1KK (as reported by mistake  in
425DXN 712) nor W1NK, but N1NK (as reported in 425DXN 711).

QSL VIA S57DX ---> Slavko, S57DX  says he has no backlog  for any of  S57CQ's
operations. These include  9A/S57CQ, T9/S57CQ, 5B/S57CQ,  YI/S57CQ, YI9T  and
A52CQ (all of the QSOs have been confirmed direct or via the bureau) as  well
as ST2T (direct requests are processed on a daily basis).

QSL VIA  UA0LCZ --->  Vlado, UA0LCZ  (Vlado Miroshnichenco,  P.O. Box  41-21,
Vladivostok, 690041, Russia) says that direct requests for RI0MC  (Chishachev
Island, 20-26  July 2004)  and RI0MR  (Popova Island,  July 2003)  are  being
processed and mailed. [TNX UA0MF and UA0LCZ]

VUCC/R ---> The Central States VHF Society is sponsoring the new VUCC/R(over)
award. Its  purpose  is  to  recognize  the  contribution  of  rover  station
operators to the  world of  grid hunting.  Rovers are  folks operating  while
mobile in motion or temporarily parked  to give out grids to fixed  stations.
Contacts made  on  1  January  1983  or  later  qualify.  Rules  and  contact
information are  available  on the  CSVHFS  website at  www.csvhfs.org. [TNX

+ SILENT KEY + Gerben, PG5M  reports that Geert Heemstra, PA0GIN passed  away
on 23 December. A long time radio amateur  and a great CW enthusiast, he  was
the inspiration for many aspirant ham  radio operators and the driving  force
behind many activities, contest station PA0GN (later PI4GN) included.  Gerben
himself was one of the many people who received a CW training from Geert, who
later acted as his QSL manager (for PA0GAM/ST2, etc.).

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA
QSL GALLERIES: An impressive collection  of 2100+ QSL  cards is available  on
               Les Nouvelle DX's  web site. Six  different galleries  include
               cards for each of  the 58 deleted  DXCC entities (400+  QSLs),
               obsolete prefixes (800+ QSLs), Antarctic  bases (300+ QSLs)  &
               TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises, 190 QSLs),
               pre-1945 countries (200+ QSLs) and French Departments. Several
               cards are still  needed and  your participation  is welcome  -
               please visit http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr and send send  your
               comments to LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2EG       KE6EHD      EZ8CW       RU4SS       PJ7/AA4V    AA4V
3D2FF       DL4RDJ      FK/JA1KAJ   JA1KAJ      RU3HD/ANT   RZ3DJ
3D2TJ       K6JAT       FR5/DK4CD   DK4CD       ST2T        S57DX
3Z75GFI     SP9GFI      GB6BOB      G0SWY       T6KBLRM     DL2JRM
3Z75Z       SP8AJC      HC1AJQ      EA7FTR      T6RM        DL2JRM
4J9RI       DL7EDH      HF70PRT     SP2PI       TM7VM       F5UJZ
4L1MA       ON4RU       HF75PZK     SP3IQ       TR8CA       F6CBC
4L6AM       4Z5CU       HF7IARU     SP7LFT      TT8FT       F6GYV
4N35CW      YU1BM       HF9IARU     SQ9ACH      UE1QSK      UA1RJ
5H3AA       K6EID       HS0ZCW      K4VUD       UE1RDM      UA1RJ
5H9PD       W8FV        HS0ZDJ      W2YR        UE3SSM      UA3SDY
5T5DY       F6GDC       HV0A        IK0FVC      V47UY       KJ4UY
5V7PK       F4EGS       HZ1IK       DK7YY       V51KC       IZ8EDJ
6W8CK       DH7WW       I0QHM/KC4   IK8OZZ      V73VE       JF1OCQ
6Y5/KN5G    KN5G        J20FH       F5PRU       VK6ASG      G3ASG
9K2/JR0NMR  JR0NMR      JA6WFM/HI3  JA6VU       VP8DIA      GM3EIY
9K2MU       WA4JTK      K1ZT/KH6    JE1SPY      XF3T        N1NK
9L1BTB      SP7BTB      KF2HC/KP2   KF2HC       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
A35RK       W7TSQ       OD5UT       K3IRV       XU7AAA      XW2A
A61R        EA7FTR      OO4UN       ON4UN       YB5/9V1GO   OK1DOT
C21HC       DL9HCU      OO5UR       ON5UR       YI9VCQ      KA5VCQ
CN2JD       F5BTK       OO6UR       ON6UR       YI9WRV      W3HNK
CN8PD       F8IXZ       OO7XT       ON7XT       YJ0AKA      JA1KAJ
CN8SG       EA7FTR      OY1OF       ON5UR       YU35ZZ      YU1ZZ
CO7EH       AD4C        OY4TN       ON5UR       ZB2/DL4WK   DL4WK
CW5R        CX2ABC      P4/W6LD     K5WW        ZB2/DL7UFR  DL7UFR
EM1HO       I2PJA       P40X        W0YK        ZB2/DL7VEE  DL7VEE
ET3AA       qrz.com     PA60SHB     PI4SHB      ZD7ZA       G3ZAY
ET3BN       DL1JRC      PA6EU       PA7DA       ZD8ZA       G3ZAY
EY8/F5NHJ   F5NHJ       PJ5NA       K1NA        ZF2PD       N2LM
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                         *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

CX2ABC   P.O. Box 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
G0SWY    M. I. Humphrey, 4 Bluebell Road, Bassett, Southampton, Hampshire
         SO16 3LQ, England, UK
RZ3DJ    Dmitry Tsyplakov, P.O. Box 5/3, Pushkino - 5, 141205, Russia
S57DX    Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia
SQ9FMU   Robert Prorok, P.O. Box 113, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
UA1RJ    Yuri G. Sinitso, P.O. Box 10, Vologda 160000, Russia

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