425 DX News issue #723

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                              425 DX News #723
                               12 March 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ (i1jqj@425dxn.org)

                     The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

8Q      - UN9LW, UA9CLB, UN4L, UA9CDV  and UA9CDC will  operate as 8Q7DV  from
          the Maldives (AS-013) on 17-29 March,  mainly during the Russian  DX
          and CQ WPX SSB contests. [TNX The Daily DX]
9H      - John, G4IRN will operate (mainly CW  on 10-80 metres) as 9H3RN  from
          Malta (EU-023) on 10-14 March. QSL Via home call. [TNX NG3K]
9H      - Andrea, IK1PMR and Claudia, K2LEO will be active as 9H3MR and 9H3LEO
          respectively from Gozo Island (EU-023) on 17-31 March. They plan  to
          operate on 80-10 metres  mainly CW (9H3MR)  and RTTY (9H3LEO),  with
          100w, 80/40/30m vertical and wires. QSL  both callsigns via  IK1PMR.
          Skeds     are     welcome.     Their     web     site     is      at
          http://www.ik1pmr.com/dx-peditions/9h3mr/  [TNX IK1PMR]
A2      - Hans, DL7CM and Sid, DM2AYO will operate as either A25/homecall from
          Botswana on 6-20 April.  They plan to be active with two stations on
          160-6 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK,  QSL via home  calls. Logs  will
          be available on www.QSL.net/dl7cm/A2.htm  [TNX DL7CM]
CE      - Marco, CE6TBN  will  be active  as  CE6TBN/7 from  Ascension  Island
          (SA-043, DICE ICE-704) on 19-20 March. He will operate on 40, 20 and
          15 metres SSB and CW (QRS). QSL via home call (P.O.Box 1234, Temuco,
 Chile). [TNX CE6TBN]
CE_ssh  - Dominik, DL5EBE reports that on 8 March Oleg/UA1PBA and Slava/UA1PAI
          made only 20 QSOs as CE9/R1ANF [425DXN 722] from the Chilean "Ardley
          Refuge" (CE-12 for  the Antarctica  Award) on  Ardley Island,  South
          Shetlands. They had to leave the island because of a snow storm  and
          return to Bellingshausen Base, but they  hope to get back to  Ardley
          when the weather improves. QSL via RK1PWA.
CO      - Jose, CO3VK has  had to postpone  his trip to  La Juventud  (NA-056)
          [425DXN 721]. Look for  him to operate  on 20 and  40 metres SSB  as
          CO3VK/4 in his spare time on 24-28 March. QSL via IZ8EBI. Jose might
          be joined by other  2-3 operators, who  will be signing  homecall/4.
          [TNX IZ8EBI]
DL      - Look for  DL2VFR/p  and DA0GLH/p  to  be aired  (CW  QRP)  from  the
          lighthouses at  Eckernfoerde  on 24-28  March.  Information  on  the
          German Lighthouses Award can be found at www.lighthouse-award.de QSL
          via bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
F       - Special call TM6OVN will be aired by the F6KPM ARS on 12-26 March to
          commemorate the  60th anniversary  of the  liberation of  the  North
          Vosges area of France. QSL via F6KPM. [TNX F5NQL]
F       - Jose/ON4CJK, Kenny/ON4DPX and Marc/ON5FP will be active from  Brehat
          Island (EU-074) from  29 July to  5 August,  IOTA Contest  included.
          Callsign TBA, but it is likely to be TM0EME. QSL via ON4ADN,  direct
          or bureau. [TNX ON5FP]
FG      - Jean-Louis, F5NHJ reports he  will operate (on  10-40 metres CW  and
          SSB) as  FG/F5NHJ/P from  Guadeloupe (NA-102)  from  25 March  to  2
          April. [TNX IK4WMH]
FR      - Jean-Marc, F5SGI will be active as FR/F5SGI from La Reunion (AF-016,
          DIFO FR-001) on 23-31 October.  He will operate  mostly CW with  100
          watts and dipoles. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, [TNX F5SGI]
FP      - Paul, K9OT  and Peg,  KB9LIE will  be  active as  FP/homecalls  from
          Miquelon Island (NA-032)  from 29 July  through 7  August, with  100
          watts and wire  vertical antennas, plus  a beam for  6 metres.  Main
          bands will be 80, 40,  and 30 metres  CW and 40,  20, and 17  metres
          SSB, with activity on 160 and the higher bands if they appear to  be
          open. They will be active  in the IOTA  contest as single  operators
          and as FP/K9OT in the CW NA QSO Party. QSL via home calls, direct or
          bureau. Their web page is at http://www.mhtc.net/~k9ot  [TNX K9OT]
FT*X    - The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team (namely 9V1YC, AG9A,  GI0NWG,
          HB9ASZ, M0DXR, N6MZ,  N0TT, SP5XVY,  VE3EJ, VK6DXI,  W3WL and  W7EW)
          left Durban,  South Africa  at 15  UTC on  9  March. The  voyage  to
          Kerguelen should take 9-10 days. [TNX The Daily DX]
I       - ARI Brescia  (www.aribrescia.it) will  operate as  IQ2CF during  the
          24th annual fair at Montichiari on 12-13 March. QSL via bureau.
          IW8DGS and IW8DQY  will operate  as homecall/p  from the  historical
          Castel dell'Ovo on Megaride Island (not IOTA, IIA NA-022) on 2 April
          (8-17.30 UTC) and 3 April (7-14 UTC). They plan to be active on  15,
          20, 40 metres SSB and CW (digital modes and 80 metres if  possible),
          plus 2 and 6 metres SSB. QSL via bureau to home calls. Direct  cards
          should be  sent to  IW8DQY (Paolo  Di Salvo,  P.O. Box  1054,  80128
          Napoli - NA, Italy). A special wooden plaque will be available  upon
          request.     For      further     information      please      visit
          http://www.rblob.com/hamradio/ovo/ovo.htm  [TNX IW8DQY]
LA      - From 17 May to 7 June  amateur radio operators  from Norway will  be
          allowed to  replace  their  LA  and  LB  prefixes  with  LI  and  LJ
          respectively, in conjunction with the 100th  anniversary of the  end
          of the union between Norway and Sweden (7 June 1905). Rules for  the
          relevant award ("Norge 1905")  will be available  on the NRRL's  web
          site (www.nrrl.no, go to the English pages). [TNX QRZ-DX]
OX      - OH4JGE, OH4HJI and OH4MDY will operate (mostly CW on +/- 3507, 7003,
          10104, 14007,  21007, 24897,  and 28020  kHz) as  OX/home call  from
          Greenland on 23-30 March. Retu, OX/OH4MDY will participate in the CQ
          WPX SSB Contest as a single band entry. QSL via OH4MDY. [TNX OH4MDY]
OZ      - Look for  OZ/DJ4MG and  OZ/DL1TM to  be active  from  Vendsyssel-Thy
          (EU-171) from 27 March to 14 April. They plan to operate on 160, 80,
          40, 20 and 15 metres SSB and on 40 & 20 metres PSK31. QSL via bureau
          to home calls. [TNX DL2VFR]
ST      - Fernando, EA4BB (ex D2BB, 9Q5BB and TU5JL) went definitely QRT  from
          Angola in June 2004. His next  assignment was in Haiti (no  activity
          on the amateur radio bands) and now he  has been in Sudan for a  few
          weeks. Fernando shoud remain there for at least one year; he has got
          a licence (ST2BF), but he has not been active so far. QSL via W3HNK.
          [TNX ST2BF]
TT      - TT8M is the callsign Michael, PA5M will be using during his stay  in
          Chad [425DXN 722]. He has  been joined by  Pierre, HB9AMO, who  will
          operate as TT8AMO.  They will be  QRV in their  spare time from  the
          eastern part of  the country for  a couple of  months. QSL for  both
          calls via PA7FM. [TNX ON5NT]
VE      - Nenad, VE3EXY reports he will be active as VE2/VE3EXY/P from Orleans
          Island (NA-128) on 12-13 and 19-20 March. He will operate on 20,  30
          and 40 metres CW (typically 10 or 25 kHz off the band edge) and  SSB
          (14260 kHz). QSL via home call.
V8      - Kanzi Takemasa, JA4ENL will be active as V85NL from Brunei on  15-19
          March. He plans to operate mostly on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and  15
          metres CW. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]
VK      - Bill, VK4FW has been informed that  Little Solitary Island does  not
          seem to  qualify for  IOTA. The  16-21  March activity  from  OC-194
          [425DXN 722]  has  been  postponed  until  he  can  get  permissions
          necessary to go  onto one of  the other qualifying  islands. At  all
          events, he might go  and operate from  another IOTA group  (possibly
          OC-137  or  OC-142)  in   that  time  frame,   if  he  can   arrange
          transportation. [TNX VK4FW]
VP9     - W1HPH, WE1H, KO1H and N1HRA will  participate in the  CQ WW WPX  SSB
          Contest as  VP9I from  Bermuda (NA-005).  QSL  via N1HRA  (for  this
          contest only). On 24-25 March they  will be active as  homecall/VP9.
          [TNX NG3K]
XE      - Enrique/XE1IH,   Javier/XE1KOF,   Mucio/XE1VC,   Juan   Jose/XE1XNH,
          Erika/XE1XOX, David/XE1XTK,  Jose  Luis/XE1YJL,  Alfonso/XE1ZAO  and
          Javier/XE1ZJR will operate  on all bands  and modes  as XF2ZEX  from
          Sacrificios Island (NA-224) from 29 March to 3 April. [TNX XE1BEF]
ZB2     - Ronald, PA3EWP  and  Tom, GM4FDM  will  operate  as  ZB2/PA3EWP  and
          ZB2/GM4FDM fron  Gibraltar on   21-28  March, CQ  WPX SSB    Contest
          included. They plan to be active on 10-80 metres (and possibly 160m)
          CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls. [TNX PA3EWP]
ZS      - In celebration  of the  100  years of  Rotary,  the Rotary  Club  of
          Midrand (Johannesburg)  will  be active  as  ZS100RI from  12  March
          through February 2006. QSL via ZS6CKB. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]

CARIBBEAN TOUR ---> Karl, N1DL is  visiting a number of Caribbean islands  in
March. He will be operating CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY as N1DL/HI7 (NA-096), V25DL
(NA-100), V44/N1DL (NA-104), VP2V/N1DL (NA-106),  J79DL (NA-101) and  FJ/N1DL
(NA-146), as well as from St. Lucia  (J6, NA-108). QSL via home call,  direct
(Karl Geng, 695  Embassy Ct, Marco  Island, FL  34145, USA)  or bureau.  [TNX


                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  latest issue (February 2005) is now  available
in either .pdf and .doc  formats at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/.  Articles
and pictures should be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@libero.it).

GOLIST NEWS RELEASE ---> The Golist  has announced a new  program for DX  and
Contest Clubs. This new program provides  the members of  the Club access  to
the full Golist Web database and  other incentives that the  Club may use  as
features for their  members. Club officers  are encouraged  to contact  K1XN,
John (golist@golist.net)  for additional  information about  the  Club/Golist
Partnership Program. [TNX K1XN]

RUSSIAN DX CONTEST ---> The 12th edition will be held on 19-20 March (from 12
UTC to 12 UTC). Full information can be found at http://www.rdxc.org

QSL JT1FCZ  ---> Cards  should be  sent direct  only to  the operator,  I1ZB:
Antonio Zerbini, Via De Amicis 5/2, 17027 Pietra Ligure - SV, Italy.

QSL VI5BR &  VI3JPI ---> Peter,  VK3QI reports  that all  VI5BR (OC-228)  and
VI3JPI  (OC-251)  direct  cards  have  been  answered,  including  about   30
outstanding requests for VI3JPI  they were able  to get hold  of only now.  A
batch via the bureau system will be mailed in about 3 weeks. Peter also  says
that they have received quite a few returns from the Australian Post  Office,
stating  that  the  SAE  could  not   be  delivered  "due  to   inappropriate

QSL VK4CY --->  Jon, VK4CY  is currently  re-erecting station  & antennas  at
Moorina (OC-001), after being active from Lamb Island (OC-137) from  December
1987 until December 2002. He has still  some 3000 QSL cards for this  island;
if you need  one, please  send your  request to  Jon Walton,  P.O. Box  1023,
Burpengary DC, Queensland 4505, Australia. [TNX VK4CY]

QSL VIA M5AAV ---> Graham Ridgeway, M5AAV reports that with immediate  effect
he is the  QSL manager for  9H3IC, M2Z,  M5RIC, MD5RIC,  MJ2Z, MJ5RIC,  MU2Z,

QSL VIA N9NU ---> Tim, N9NU is the QSL manager (direct and bureau) for KH6XT,
A92GQ, 9K2AI, 9K9A, YB0GJS and UA9CKN,  but for the last  five months he  has
been unable to contact anyone to get  logs. Apparently he has no valid  email
addresses for any of those stations now. If you have any information,  please
contact Tim at n9nu@n9nu.net [TNX N9NU]

QSL VIA RX3RC ---> Roman, RX3RC reports he is the new QSL manager for UA0ANW,
RM0A, UA0AZA and RK0AYB. Cards can  be sent either direct (Roman A.  Novikov,
P.O.Box 21, 392000 Tambov, Russia) or through the bureau.

QSL VIA W3HNK ---> Effective immediately, W3HNK is the QSL manager for  UA0AV
and 9V1NC. [TNX K1XN and The Golist]

VU2RBI HONOURED --->  Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI  is the winner  of the  Special
Achievement Award this year at the Dayton HamVention for her Andaman disaster
communication work and the VU4 DXpedition, as well as a lifetime of  teaching
ham radio to school children. [TNX K4VUD]

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

LOGS:    On-line log  for  SM1TDE/OA4  (1797 CW  QSOs)  is  now  available  at
         www.qsl.net; cards  will  be ready  within  the end  of  March.  [TNX
LOGS:    On-line  logs   for  VU4NRO   and  VU4RBI   are  now   available   at
         http://www.niar.org/vu4/qsl (please  note that  the response  depends
         not only on if you are in their log or  not, but also on if you  have
         sent a QSL card that has  been received by NIAR; questions should  be
         sent to niarvu4@gmail.com).

QSLs received direct or  through managers: 3B8CF,  3V8BB, 3V8SQ, 5X1T,  6O0W,
6O0X, 6Y5/KN5G,  7S3I  (EU-176), 9A7A,  9A8A,  9G5OO, 9H1ZA,  9J2BO,  9K2YM/P
(AS-118), 9L1ADA, 9Q0AR, 9V1YC, A61AV/p (AS-124), A61Q/p (AS-021),  AH6NF/KH5
(OC-085), BQ9P,  BX4AF,  C6A/WO5D, C6AKQ,  CO2WL/1  (NA-093),  CO6XN,  CO8DM,
HC1HC, HK0TU (1990),  HS72B, HV0A, IG9/IZ8CGS  (AF-019), J45DX, JW5E,  KG4SB,
KG4WV, KN5G/6Y5, KP4SQ, OH0Z, P40X, PJ7/AA4V, S9SS, SU9BN, T32CK, T77C, TI5N,
VQ9LA, VR2JN (AS-006), VR2XMT, XF4IH, XU7ARA,  XV1X, XV2G/C (AS-130),  XV9DT,
YA7X, YI9GT, YI9KT, YI9OM, YK1AO, YN4SU, YW1F (SA-089), YZ80AA, Z32M, ZD7BG.
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