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                              425 DX News #715
                              15 January 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

                              >>> 3Y0X DELAYED <<<

The 3Y0X team members were scheduled  to depart Punta  Arenas on 14  January,
and the activity from Peter I  Island was expected to  take place between  21
January and 4 February. The latest official reports indicate that there  will
be at least  a two and  one-half to three-week  delay, because problems  have
arisen with  completing the  renovation and  re-registration of  the ship  on
schedule. One of  the team members  is in Chile  gathering information and  a
second team  member  will arrive  on  17 January.  They  will travel  to  the
shipyard and  personally inspect  the vessel.  Updates  are expected  in  due
course. [TNX K0IR and K4UEE]

3V     - The Tunisian Scouts station 3V8ST will be activated as 3V8ST/p  from
         the City Hall in Tunis until  16 January, to celebrate the  Tunisian
         Childhood Week.  QSL  to  Scouts  Tunisiens,  P.O.  Box  339,  Tunis
         El-Mahrajen, 1082 Tunis, Tunisia. [TNX F5NQL]
3V     - Amateur radio operators from Tunisia have been authorized to use the
         special callsign TS1WHC during the World Handball Championship  from
         23 January to 2 February. QSL  via the ASTRA  bureau (P.O. Box  339,
         Tunis El-Mahrajen, 1082 Tunis, Tunisia). [TNX F5NQL]
9A     - DE0MST, DF9MV, DL5MFL, 9A3KB, 9A2WJ and 9A6AA will operate as  9A0CI
         (QSL via DE0MST) from Struga Island  (EU-016, IOCA CI-051) on  14-21
         May. [TNX 9A6AA]
9H     - Special event call 9H2NCC will be aired (on the HF bands plus 6  and
         2 metres) on 1-31 March to celebrate the World Carnival to be hosted
         in Nadur Gozo, Malta. QSL direct to 9H4DX. [TNX 9H4DX]
CE     - Marco, CE6TBN reports  he been forced  to cancel  his 14-16  January
         trip  [425DXN   713]  to   Ascension   Island  (SA-043)   owing   to
         transportation problems.  He will  operate as  CE6TBN/7 from  Chiloe
         Island (SA-018) until 17 January on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB
         and CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
CO     - From 27 to 31 January  Lazaro/CO2WL, Jorge/CO3LF, Jorge/CO3JN, Juan/
         CO3JN and Gamboa/CO3VK will be active  from Cayo Jutia (NA-093). The
         operators will be QRV on SSB (1950, 3770, 7090, 14260, 18145, 21260,
         24945, 28450) and PSK (1838, 3600, 10110, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920
         28120). QSL via EA3ESZ:  Juan Domingo Bautista Andreu,  Avd. Pio XII
         14-4-1, 43740 Mora D'Ebre, Tarragona, Spain (CO2WL)  and via IZ8EBI:
         Giuseppe Gerace,  P.O. Box 364,  87100 Cosenza - CS,  Italy  (CO3LF,
         CO3JN, CO3JN and CO3VK). [TNX IZ8EBI]
DL     - DL2SWW and DL2VFR will operate SSB and CW from Poel Island (O-02 for
         the German Islands Award) on 14-16 and 21-23 January. Side trips  to
         three lighthouses (FED-236, FED-092 and  FED-093) are possible.  All
         of the IOTA credits for Poel and its relevant group (EU-098) will be
         deleted from individual  scores shortly after  compiling the  Annual
         Listings for 2005. [TNX DL2VFR]
EA8    - A group of operators from the Canary Islands DX Society will operate
         as as  EF8BDX  from  Burrero  Rock  (AF-004,  DIE  S-349)  on  12-13
         February. Activity  will  take  place  on  15  metres  SSB,  as  the
         operators hold EC8 licences  and have not  full privileges. QSL  via
         EC8ADU (all QSOs  will be  confirmed through  the bureau).  Pictures
         will be posted on http://www.cidxs.com [TNX EC8AUA]
F      - Special event stations TM6OLW  (QSL via F5TFI)  and TM6OLS (QSL  via
         F5OCL) will be active from 23  January to 6 February to  commemorate
         the 60th anniversary of the liberation  of Wittenheim and  Sausheim.
         [TNX F5NQL]
F      - The Radio Club de Normandie  will operate as  F5KAR/P from the  rare
         Departement 48  (Lozere)  during the  French  CW  Contest  on  29-30
         January. Look for F5KAR/P.  All contacts will  be confirmed via  the
         bureau, F6GUF will handle direct QSLs if needed. [TNX F6GUF]
F      - Jean-Marc, F5SGI will operate (on 10-80 metres mainly CW) as F5SGI/P
         from Batz Island (EU-105, DIFM MA-018)  from 30 April to 6 May.  QSl
         via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5SGI]
FR/G   - The DXpedition  to the  Glorioso Islands  (AF-011) [425DXN  702]  is
         expected to take  plave between 15  and 30  May. A  team of  several
         French operators plans to be active with six stations (five for  the
         HF bands and one for 6 metres).  The list of operators has not  been
         finalized so far, but  it might include  F0CRS, F1AKK, F5AEP,  F5CW,
         The QSL route has changed, and  the QSL manager will be F5OGL.  [TNX
         La Gazette du DX]
JA     - Toshi, JM1PXG will operate as JM1PXG/1 from Hachijo Island  (AS-043)
         on 15-17 January.  Look for him  on 10-80 metres,  CW only. QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JM1PXG and www.islandchaser.com]
JT     - INORC President Antonio Zerbini, I1ZB (JT1FCZ) and Secretary Alberto
         Frattini, I1QOD  (JT1FCY)  will be  active  from Mongolia  on  10-18
         February. They will  operate from either  the club  station in  Ulan
         Bataar and Lake Hovsgol  in call area  7. Theirs will  be a CW  only
         activity, and  plans are  to operate  mainly on  80, 40,  30 and  15
         metres. [TNX I2AZ]
LU     - LU9DA, LU5EW and LU1DWW will operate  (on 10, 15 and 20 metres  SSB)
         as LU2DT from  the lighthouse at  Punta Mogotes  (ARG-005) on  22-23
         January.  QSL  via  LU2DT  (P.O.  Box  664,  B7600  Mar  del  Plata,
         Argentina). [TNX LU9DA]
PA     - Look for Bruno, F4CZU and Sylvain, F5TLN to operate on 10-40  metres
         from Schouwen Duiveland  (EU-146) on 29-30  January. QSL via  F5TLN.
         [TNX IZ8CCW]
ST     - Paul, ST2PN  is back  in Sudan.  He is  likely  to be  stationed  in
         Khartoum, which means he will have more time to spend on the amateur
         radio bands. Expect some RTTY activity in the future. QSL via  PA7FM
         (direct requests  received so  far are  being processed  right  now;
         bureau cards are not accepted for the time being). Logs and  several
         new pictures can be found at http://www.pa7fm.nl [TNX PA7FM]
SV     - Look for George SV1QN/8, Fotis  SV1AIN/8, Manolis SV1EQU/8,  Giannis
         SV1GYG/8 and Nikos SW1GYN/8 to operate  from Skyros Island  (EU-060)
         on 24-28 March. They plan to be active with three stations on 160-10
         metres SSB and  digital modes; 50.140  MHz SSB and  144.300 MHz  SSB
         will be monitored for possible band openings. [TNX SV1GYG]
TG     - Bill, NI4Y and his wife Tricia, AB4XQ will be active as  homecall/TG
         from Guatemala on 18-24 January. They  plan to operate mostly CW  on
         40, 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via NI4Y, direct or bureau. [TNX  OPDX
TZ     - Christian, TZ6SA is expected to be active from Mali starting  around
         mid January. QSL to Christian Saint-Arroman, BP E 1490, Bamako, Mali
         or  Christian  Saint-Arroman,  Christian  Saint-Arroman,  Chemin  de
         Mousteguy, F-64990 Urcuit, France. [TNX La Gazette du DX]
UA_ant - Aleksej, UA1PAC  [425DXN  695] is  currently  active as  R1ANC  from
         Russian base Vostok (UA-10 for the Antarctica Award), Antarctica. He
         operates barefoot as linear amplifiers can interfere with scientific
         equipments, but has a better antenna. QSL via DL5EBE. [TNX IZ8CGS]
V3     - Art, NN7A will operate  as  V31JZ/p from South Water Caye  (NA-180),
         Belize on 10-14 February. He plans to be  active on 10-40 metres  CW
         (with some activity on 80 and  160 metres, as well as  on 15 and  20
         metres SSB, conditions permitting) with  100 watts and  vertical and
         wire  antennas. QSL via   NN7A, direct (Art Phillips, P.O. Box  201,
         Flagstaff, AZ 86002, USA) or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
V4     - Mike/W1USN, Bob/AA1M and Scott/W1SSR will be active as  V4/homecalls
         from St. Kitts (NA-104) from 24  February to 4  March. They hope  to
         operate CW, SSB  and PSK on  all authorized HF  bands. QSL via  home
         calls, direct or bureau. [TNX AA1M]
XU     - Peter, XU7ACY (NO2R) [425DXN 713] reports he is experiencing a tough
         time on 80 metres; it is very hard  to find a hole that stays  clear
         for more than a few minutes, so  he has to move around alot.  Europe
         is very weak as are most  stations. Peter sleeps during the day  and
         is on all  night, alternating  between 80  and 160  metres every  15
         minutes or so trying to catch an opening to somewhere. Look for  him
         around 3509 and 1821.8 kHz. QSL via K2NJ. [TNX K2NJ]
XV     - Nag, JA7GAX [425DXN 711]  has received the  licence that will  allow
         him to operate from Conson Island  (AS-130), Vietnam. He will  leave
         Japan on 15 January and will operate as XV2G/C from the island (from
         around 16 January until around 17 UTC on the 23rd) and as XV2G  from
         the mainland (24-25  January). Look for  him on  40, 20,  15 and  10
         metres,  CW  only.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  only   (Takayoshi
         Nagashima, 3-8-18 Akasaka Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 989-3211,  Japan).
         [TNX JN6RZM and IZ8CCW]
ZS     - The Pretoria Amateur Radio Club will use ZS75PTA through 31 December
         to celebrate their 75th  anniversary. QSL either  via the bureau  or
         direct to PARC, P.O. Box 73696,  Lynnwood Ridge 0040, South  Africa,
         [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Elizabeth/VE7YL and Gwen/VK3DYL  will operate from  Vanuatu
Port Vila (OC-035)  and Aore (OC-035),  Vanuatu on 2-19  May. They will  then
move to Tonga and operate from Nuku'alofa (OC-049) and Vava'u OC-064) from 23
May to 7 June.  Callsigns and QSL  information will be  given in due  course.

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

ANTARCTICA ACTIVITY  --->  The  Antarctica  Activity  2005  listing  includes
callsign,  Base name,  location,  IOTA Ref., QSL route  plus  much additional
information and a QSL card image for each Antarctic Base activate.  It can be
found at http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/activity/, along with the listing for
activities in 2004. [TNX IZ8CGS]

3CAK ---> Victor Loginov, UA2FM provides a few enlightening details on  3CAK.
The operator's name is really Vladimir  Arseniev, and his address is  correct
[425DXN 714]. 3CAK is not an amateur  radio call, but rather the callsign  of
the ship (the  "Djibloho") Vladimir operates  from. "Actually  he should  use
this call adding /mm", Victor says, and adds that Vladimir was a club station
operator over 20 years ago, and never had a personal callsign. Victor and his
friends at RK2FWA contacted him and explained that his operation is  illegal.
They told him to apply for a 3C licence and operate from the mainland, or  at
least to use an amateur radio call /mm.

CANADIAN POSTAGE ---> Effective 17 January the international postage rates in
Canada will increase (+ 5 cents). Nenad, VE3EXY says that 1 USD is not enough
to cover international mail from Canada. [TNX The Daily DX]

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> Jean-Marc, F8IXZ  says he is  not the  QSL manager  for
XW1PD, XW3PD or CN8PD. Apparently someone is playing games with him.

QSL AS-153 --->  The operators expected  to be involved  in this year's  IOTA
activity from Sagar Island (AS-153) [425DXN 714] were VU2DPM, VU2EWS, VU2HFR,
VU2JSH, VU2KFR, VU2NKI  and VU2SKD.  The QSL  manager for  this operation  is
N6AWD (Fred K. Stenger, 6000  Hesketh Dr, Bakersfield,  CA 93309, USA).  [TNX

QSL VI3GP ---> The Club handling this callsign apologizes for the long  delay
in acknowledging cards received.  All direct cards  with return postage  have
now been sent out. Bureau cards will follow shortly [TNX VK3DYL]

QSL VIA EA5KB ---> Pepe reports he is  now the QSL manager for 4C2M,  LU7VCH,

QSL VIA EB2AYV ---> George reports  that he expects  to start processing  the
5000+ 3D2EA, A35DX, T20DX and ZK3DX  requests received so far in January.  He
apologies for the  dealy, but he  had to  wait for  the operator  (Christian,
EC3ADC) to return to Europe. [TNX DJ5IH]

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 as well as ST2T. He welcomes bureau cards.

QSL MANAGER  OFFERED  ---> Vasilij,  RW6HS  offers his  services  to  Russian
amateur radio  stations  needing  a  QSL manager.  He  can  be  contacted  at

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA
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 December 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]
LOGS 3G0:  On-line logs of  3G0YP and 3G0YM  from Easter Island  (SA-001) are
           available at  http://www.qsl.net/3g0ym/logs.htm [TNX IZ8CCW]
LOGS CW5R: On-line logs and  pictures of CW5R from  Lobos Island (SA-039) are
           available at http://www.dx-men.com [TNX EA5RM]

QSLs received  direct or  through managers:  3DA0CG, 3W22S,  4S7DUG,  4U1ITU,
4U1UN, 5N0NHD, 8Q7GA,  9K2MU, 9L1MS/P  (AF-037), 9N7CQ,  9V1GO, A35RK,  A43HI
(AS-010),  A43SI (AS-112),  A61AJ,  AL1G,  AY1ZA (AN-008; AA LU-14),  BA4DW/4
(AS-146),  BG9BA,   C6DX,  C91CG,  CN2R, D44TD, DF0WLG (EU-057), EI7M, EI9JF,
ES5TV, FK/IK3FSG  (OC-079), FK/IK6CAC (OC-079),  FK/KM9D,  FO/I1SNW (OC-052),
FO/IT9EJW (OC-052), FO/IT9YRE (OC-052), FR5DX,  FS/AH8DX,  FY/F5AHO (SA-020),
HC8L,  HV0A,  ID9/HB9DOZ/P (EU-017), J28XX,  J48Z, J75WX,  JI1NJC/TF,  JT1BE,
JT1CO,  JT1DA,  JT1JA,  K5R (NA-082),  KH2/WX8C,  KH7X,   KH8/AH7C,  LA/OK1WF
(EU-036), LT1F,  LU1ZA (AN-008; AA LU-14),  LY4AA, N7OU/HI9, P40W,  PJ2/N4GG,
PJ2/WB9Z,  PJ7D  (NA-105),  R1ANF (AN-010; AA UA-04),  S79RJ,  SU9NC, SV9CVY,
(EU-179), V26G, V47KP, V73GE, V73NS (OC-028),  VK4FRI (OC-142), VK9LA, VK9LW,
VP5/AH6HY,  VP9/K1XM,  VP9/W4OV,  VP9I,  VR2BG. XR2G (SA-086), XT2MF, XU7GAX,
XV1X, XV2NA,  XV9DT,  YA7X, YE8A  (OC-242), YS3/I2JIN, YV0D  (NA-020), ZF2NT,
ZK1AQT, ZK1DKF (OC-083), ZP0R, ZX8M (SA-045).
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