425 DX News issue #716

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                              425 DX News #716
                              22 January 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

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                             >>> 3Y0X * UPDATE <<<

The renovations and modifications  taking place on  the vessel chartered  for
the expedition were not completed on  schedule, and the  ship could not  meet
the original sailing date. The charter  company says they expect to be  ready
to sail for Peter I on 10 February; the team of operators remains intact  and
is prepared to assemble in Punta Arenas,  Chile on the 8th (even though  they
are not entirely confident the work can be completed on time).
If all things go well, they  will arrive at the island  about 6-7 days  after
departure, depending  on  the route,  weather  and ice  conditions.  3Y0X  is
expected to be on the air as soon as  possible, but this too is dependent  on
the conditions on the island.
Despite the schedule change, the team still hopes to spend two full weeks  on
the island. "The  state of  preparation of  the ship,  the location,  complex
logistics, weather, and  sea ice are  all challenges and  largely out of  our
control", they say. "We will do all that is within our power to complete this
DXpedition   safely    and   within    this    new   time    frame".    Check
http://www.peterone.com/ for future updates.

3D2_rot  - 3D2RE/R is  the call  Charlie, HA8IB  and Eli,  HA9RE will  be  use
           during their 26 January-22 February operation from Rotuma  (OC-060)
           [425DXN 713]. Starting on the 23rd, they will operate as 3D2RE from
           the Fiji Islands for a few days. QSL via HA8IB. [TNX NG3K]
6O       - The tentative transmitting frequencies for  the 3-17 February  6O0G
           and 6O0CW activity from Somalia [425DXN 704] are:
           BAND  SSB    CW     RTTY
           6    50110  50100     -
           10   28450  28055   28080
           12   24960  24910   24935
           15   21270  21055   21080
           17   18140  18095   18120
           20   14210  14055   14079
           30     -    10115   10130
           40    7050   7005    7035
           80    3790   3505    3560
           160   1840   1820    -
           Proposed frequencies  have  been  chosen  in  order  to  avoid  any
           possible confusion with the  DXpedition  to Peter I (which  however
           now is  unlikely to  be concurrent  with  the 6O's).  Comments  and
           suggestions are  welcome (i2ysb@i2ysb.com),  and please  note  that
           new, different frequencies  might be selected  depending on  actual
           local  conditions.  The   web  site  for   the  expedition  is   at
           http://www.i2ysb.com/6o/ [TNX I2YSB]
9A       - Robert, 9A5E reports  that a team  of operators from  9A1A will  be
           active from Veli  Rat Lighthouse  (CRO-183) on  Dugi Otok  (EU-170,
           IOCA CI-018) on 27-30 January.
9H       - Roger, G4IPE  will operate  as 9H3RW  from Malta  (EU-023) from  24
           January to 2 February. QSL  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
EM       - Special event station EM60J will be  active on all bands and  modes
           on 4-11 February to commemorate the  60th anniversary of the  Yalta
           Conference during World War II.  QSL via UU5JYA  or direct to  P.O.
           Box 378, Yalta, 98600, Ukraine. [TNX UU5JK]
FM       - KC0W will operate as TO0O from Martinique (NA-107) from 27  January
           to 13  February, including  an entry  in the  CQ  WW 160  Meter  CW
           Contest (29-30 January). QSL direct to KC0W. [TNX NG3K]
GD       - G3NKC, G4XUM and M0BEW will participate  in the CQ WW 160 Meter  CW
           Contest (29-30  January) as  MD4K from  the Isle  of Man.  QSL  via
           G3NKC. [TNX NG3K]
GJ       - Look for  Bert, PA3GIO  /http://www.pa3gio.nl/MJ/) to  operate  (on
           80-10 metres SSB)  as MJ/PA3GIO/p  from Jersey  Island (EU-013)  on
           22-27 January. QSL via  home call, direct  or bureau (please  visit
           Bert's website for the bureau QSL request form and the details  for
           direct QSLling). [TNX PA3GIO]
I        - ARI  Versilia  ans  ARI  Ivrea  club  stations  (IQ5VR  and   IQ1IV
           respectively) will be activated between 23  January and 8  February
           for the 132nd Carnival of Viareggio. Details on the relevant  award
           are available at http://www.ariversilia.it/. QSL IQ1IV via  IK1YLO,
           bureau or direct. [TNX IK5ZPZ & IK1YLO]
I        - Alberto, IT9MRM  will be  visiting  Favignana Island  (EU-054,  IIA
           TP-011) on 1 February, and hopes to operate as IF9/IT9MRM on 15, 20
           and 40 metres SSB from the  lighthouse at Punta Marsala (ARLHS  ITA
           -35, WAIL SI-023) between 7 and  16 UTC. Logs will be available  at
           http://www.mondoradiomania.tk; QSL  via IT9MRM,  direct or  bureau.
           [TNX IT9MRM]
JA       - Look for JR2RKK/6 to  operate from the  Miyako Islands (AS-079)  on
           26-30 January. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
S2       - S3A is  the call  to be  used by  Manjurul, S21AM  and Dave,  EI3IO
           during their  4-7 February  operation  from Bhola  Island  (AS-140)
           [425DXN    710].     Logs     will     be     available     on-line
           (http://connogue.com/EI3IO/search_AS140.htm) after  the  operation.
           QSL via EI3IO, direct or bureau (please visit http://EI3IO.com for
           QSLling instructions).
VE       - Yuri, VE3DZ will be active again  as VE2IM from Sept-Iles (Zone  2)
           on 26-31 January, CQ WW 160 Meter CW Contest included. [TNX VE3DZ]
VK       - Australian amateur radio stations are allowed to use the AX  prefix
           from 00.00 to 24.00 local time on 26 January to celebrate Australia
VP8_ant  - It is possible that Mike, GM0HCQ/VP8CMH may operate as VP8ROT  from
           "Station R - Rothera" (G-07 for  the Antarctica Award) on  Adelaide
           Island (AN-001), Antarctica around 23 January. "An important  point
           to note", Mike says, "is that if I am able to work from the base it
           will only be for a few hours at most, in the evening". Keep an  eye
           on http://www.gm0hcq.com/ for updates. [TNX GM0HCQ]

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

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ANTARCTIC TOUR  --->  Antarctic veteran  Graham  Rumsey,  M0GCR  (VP8BF  from
Faraday in the Fifties) reports he will be leaving on 8 February on a  20-day
trip to  the  Antarctic Peninsula,  South  Shetlands,  South  Orkneys,  South
Georgia  and  Falkland  Islands.  The  exact  landing  spots/bases  will   be
determined by weather and ice conditions,  but he may be  heard from time  to
time signing  VP8BF.  Itinerary  should  include  stops  on  the  islands  of
Adelaide, Stonington, Horseshoe and Detaille (all count for AN-001), Galindez
(AN-006), Goudier and  Danco (both count  for AN-012),  Deception and  Aitcho
(both count for AN-010). [TNX IZ8CGS]

ANTARCTICA AWARD ---> The  Award Manager (Gianni Marruccella, IZ8CGS) reports
that all of  the  certificate requests  received as  of 31 December 2004 have
been  processed and  mailed along  with the  complimentary map of  Antarctica
published by the Australian Antarctic Division [425DXN 700]. Up-to-date score
tables are available at www.mdxc.org/antarctica/award.asp.

MDXC CONVENTION ---> The first Convention  organized  by  the Mediterraneo DX
Club will take  place at the  Pamaran Hotel,  Nola (Neaples)  on 9-10  April.
Please visit http://www.mdxc.org/meeting.asp  or e-mail meeting@mdxc.org  for
further information. [TNX IZ8CGS]

QSL F6ACC ---> Pierre-Jean  reports that he  has not used  his F6ACC since  5
january 2005, when he was given the call  F3MB. QSL to P. Jean Lafaurie,  100
Ave. Louis Barthou, F-33200 Bordeaux, France.

QSL VIA DL7FT  ---> The P.O.  Box for the  late Frank Turek,  DL7FT has  been
closed. Cards should be sent  direct to Frank's  wife, DL7CN: Sigrid  Handke,
Quakerstrasse 21, 13403 Berlin, Germany. [TNX DL2VFR]

SRT MEETING ---> The second Meeting organized by the Strange Radio Team  will
take place at the Sica Hotel, Montecorvino Rovella (Salerno) on 23-24  April.
Please visit www.strangeradioteam.com  or e-mail srt@strangeradioteam.com for
further information. [TNX IZ7AUH & IZ8EDJ]

UK DX RTTY CONTEST ---> The GM Contest  Club announces the second UK DX  RTTY
Contest which will  be held on  29-30 January (from  12 UTC to  12 UTC).  The
objective of the contest is to  establish as many  RTTY contacts as  possible
between radio amateurs  around the  world and  radio amateurs  in the  United
Kingdom. Full information  can be found  at http://www.ukdx.scotham.net [TNX

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3A/DL3OCH   DL3OCH      ED7CK       EA7HBC      TM7VM       F5UJZ
3G0YM       LA6EIA      ED7MCM      EA7CFU      TR8CA       F6CBC
3G0YP       LA6EIA      EG4CAZ      EA4GU       TT8FC       EA4AHK
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      EP4HR       I2MQP       UE9XXX      RV9XX
3Z0IU       SP2IU       EY8/F5NHJ   F5NHJ       UN8GF       IZ8CCW
3Z75IWA     SP7IWA      FM5JC       F5CWU       V25PR       IK2QPR
4C2M        EA5KB       FO/JI8MVL   JI8MVL      V31JK       K1JN
4J60AA      UA3FDX      HF75PZK     SP3IQ       V31YN       DJ4KW
4N35GM      4N1GM       HF9IARU     SQ9ACH      V51HK       DL6OBS
5A1A        pirate      HG05HNY     HG4I        VK0MT       JE1LET
5N8NDP      IK5JAN      HG3UHU      HA3MQ       VP5/KZ3AB   WA3EOP
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HZ1EX       SM0BYD      VP5/N4BQW   KB6NAN
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      J20FH       F5PRU       VP5AZ       KN4UG
5U7JB       ON5NT       KG4AS       N4SIA       VP8KF       G3VPW
5VZBB       W2FUI       KG4JC       ND9M        VU2DPM      N6AWD (a)
5Z4DZ       PC1A        KG4SB       N4BAA       VU2HFR      N6AWD (a)
6W7RV       F8CMT       KG4WV       W4WV        VU2RBQ      DJ9RB
6W8CK       DH7WW       KH2V/KH0    JA8RWU      VU2SKD      N6AWD (a)
8P9HR       K4BAI       KP2/G4RCG   G4OOC       VU3JRA      DJ3KR
8P9Z        K4BAI       KP2/KI7VR   G4OOC       XE2AFR      EA5KB
9G5CR       4L4CR       KP4SQ       KD8IW       XE3ARV      EA5KB
9G5OO       DL4WK       LR4D        LU4AA       XF1K        N6AWD
9H3CT       G0WKJ       LR5D        LU4AA       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
9H3JR       DJ0QJ       LU1YNE      W0HFG       XT2DM       OZ4LP
A22/JA4ATV  JA4ATV      LU7VCH      EA5KB       XU7ACY      K2NJ
BN0F        JL1ANP      LX9SW       LX1RQ       XV2G/C      JA7GAX
C21HC       DL9HCU      P49MR       VE3MR       XX9TST      VR2ZST
CE6TBN/7    CE6TBN      P49T        W3BTX       YA1BV       JA1PBV
CO2WL       EA3ESZ      PJ4Z        K4BAI       YA3Y        DL6SBQ
CO3CJ       IZ8EBI      R1ANC       DL5EBE      YB0AJR/9    OK1JN
CO3JN       IZ8EBI      S9SS        N4JR        YC8TAF      EA5KB
CO3LF       IZ8EBI      SN75NWN     SP9NWN      YI9AQ       OM3XX
CO3VK       IZ8EBI      ST2T        S57DX       YI9IZE      KF4IZE
CU1CB       EA5KB       ST2YJ       LA4YW       YU35ZZ      YU1ZZ
ED3URT      EA3TE       SU9HP       SM0CFO      YZ35AU      YZ1AU
ED5MUC      EA5URM      T30HC       DL9HCU      Z24S        W3HNK
ED6MCC      EA6SB       TI2VW       EA7FTR      ZA1E        I2MQP
ED6TSP      EA6ZX       TI8CBT      EA7FTR      ZL1CT       N3SL

(a) Sagar Island 2005
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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

3V8ST   Scouts Tunisiens, P.O. Box 339, Tunis El-Mahrajen, 1082 Tunis,
4L4CR   Mike Janverdashvili, D. Agmashenebeli 26, 2600 Kaspi, Georgia
CE6TBN  Marco A. Quijada Q., P.O. Box 1234, Temuco, Chile
DL5EBE  Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str. 13, D-49808 Lingen, Germany
EA3ESZ  Juan Domingo Bautista Andreu, Avd. Pio XII 14-4-1, 43740 Mora D'Ebre,
         Tarragona, Spain
ES1QD   P.O. Box 3739, 10508 Tallinn, Estonia
ES1RA   P.O. Box 806, 11702 Tallinn, Estonia
HG4I    Szabo Tibor, Budai u. 6., H-2465 Rackeresztur, Hungary
IK2QPR  Paolo Fava, Via Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova - MN, Italy
IZ8EBI  Giuseppe Gerace, P.O. Box 364, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
JA7GAX  Takayoshi Nagashima, 3-8-18 Akasaka Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 989-3211,
LA6EIA  Ole Forr, Frya, N-2647 Sor-Fron, Norway
N6AWD   Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesket Dr., Bakersfield , CA 93309, USA
P29ZAD  Jerry Walker, P.O. Box 264, Ukarumpa, EHP 444, Papua New Guinea
TS1WHC  P.O. Box 339, Tunis El-Mahrajen, 1082 Tunis, Tunisia
UA0LCZ  Vlado Miroshnichenco, P.O. Box 41-21, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia
UA0MF   Mike Filippov, P.O.Box 20, Vladivostok, 690021, Russia
UA3FDX  Vladimir A. Ulyanov, P.O. Box 10, Moscow, 121615 Russia
ZS75PTA Pretoria Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 73696, Lynnwood Ridge 0040,
         South Africa
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