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                              425 DX News #728
                               16 April 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
                         (e-mail i1jqj@425dxn.org )
          Contributors are invited to send their DX information to

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

                     The deadline is 12 UTC on Fridays

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

3D2     - Nao, JK1FNL will be active as 3D2NA from Mana Island (OC-121),  Fiji
          on 24-28 April. He will operate on 40-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
          via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX JK1FNL]
9G      - 9G5SP is the  callsign issued  to Sigi,  DL7DF for  his 18-25  April
          activity from Ghana [425DXN 727]. QSL via home call.
A5      - Wangpo Dorji, A51WD reports that there are two new club stations  in
          the Kingdom  of  Bhutan.  The callsigns  are  A50E,  issued  to  the
          Shingkhar ARC (at  the Primary School  in Shingkhar, Zhemgang),  and
          A50F, issued  to the  Bardo ARC  (at the  Primary School  in  Bardo,
          Zhemgang). [TNX F8DQZ]
DL      - Tortsten, DG7TG  will  be active  on  10-80 metres  as  DL0RSH  from
          Helgoland Island (EU-127, GIA N-14) on 15-17 April. QSL via  DL0RSH.
          [TNX VA3RJ]
DL      - DK8MIL, DK7JAN, DO9BS, DG9BTX and DJ9MD will be active as DF0TM from
          Usedom Island (EU-129, GIA O-13) on 22-26 April. QSL via DF0TM. [TNX
GM      - Pete/G4RRM, Chris/G0RDK, Ken/M0DQS and Geoff/2E0UNI will operate  on
          160-20 metres CW, SSB and some digital modes as GM6TW from the  Isle
          of Jura  in the  Inner Hebrides  (EU-008) on  16-23 April.  QSL  via
          G0UZP. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
I       - Alfredo, IK7JWX  and  possibily others  expect  to  operate  from  a
          lighthouse (WAIL  PU-NEW) on  16-17 April.  QSL via  bureau to  home
          call(s). [TNX IK7JWX]
KP2     - John, K3CT and his wife Susan, N3DVF will be active as KP2/K3CT  and
          KP2/N3DVF from St.  Croix, US Virgin  Islands on  19-26 April.  They
          will be able to operate on all bands CW and SSB. QSL both calls  via
          K3CT, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
LZ      - Special event station LZ8IARU will be active on all bands and  modes
          until 31 December to celebrate the 80th anniversary of IARU. QSL via
          bureau to LZ1BJ. [TNX LZ1BJ]
PA      - Alfons/ON4AWT, Hugo/ON4CF, Geoffrey/ON6JK and Stefan/ON4OSA will  be
          active (on  80, 40,  20, 15  and 10  metres SSB,  with some  digital
          modes) as PA/homecall from Texel Island (EU-038) and  Texel/Eierland
          lighthouse on 15-17  April. QSL via  home calls, preferably  through
          the bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
S7      - Frederic, HB9CQK will be active as S79QK from the Seychelles from 27
          April to  8 May.  He will  operate from  Denis Island  (AF-024)  and
          Alphonse Island (AF-033) on 20, 17,  15, 12 and  10 metres SSB.  QSL
          via HB9CQK, direct (Frederic Furrer,  Winkelhalde 11, CH-6048  Horw,
          Switzerland) or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
SM      - Look for Jan,  SM7NGH/P and  Fred, SM7DAY/P  to be  active from  Ven
          Island (EU-137 and Lighthouse WLH 0780) on 18-20 April. QSL via home
          calls, direct or bureau. [TNX F5NQL]
T32     - Plans for a  DXpedition to two  unnumbered IOTA groups  in the  Line
          Islands (East Kiribati) were announced at the recent Mediterraneo DX
          Club Convention. MDXC  members Nando  Rubino/IT9YRE (T32Y),  Claudio
          Scaglia/I1SNW  (T32SNW)  and  Alfio  Bonanno/IT9EJW  (T32EJW)   will
          operate SSB and CW first from Flint Island (if unable to land there,
          they will move on to Vostok  Island in the  same group); the  second
          new one  will  be  Caroline  Island  (aka  Millennium  Island).  The
          expedition is scheduled to  take place between  28 September and  15
          October. QSL  direct  to home  calls  (separate envelopes  for  each
          operation, please). Donations to help offset  the high costs of  the
          expedition will be  gratefully accepted and  can be  sent to  IT9YRE
          (Nando Rubino, P.O. Box 30, 96012 Avola -SR. Italy). [TNX IT9YRE]
TF      - Martin/G3ZAY,  Dominic/M0BLF,  Tim/M0TDG   and  Tom/M0TJH  plan   to
          participate in the IOTA Contest from  the Westman Islands  (EU-071),
          Iceland. Further information is expected in due course. [TNX G3ZAY]
UA      - Alex, RX3AJL is active until 22 April as RX3AJL/p from a few islands
          in the Kara  Sea, namely  Vaygach (EU-086,  RRA RR-06-01),  Tsinkovy
          (RRA RR-New) and Karpovy (RRA RR-New). QSL via home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]
VK      - The Hornsby &  Districts ARC  and the  Wahroonga Amateur  Historical
          Radio Association will be operating special event station VK2IMD  on
          the International Marconi Day (23 April). Wahroonga was the location
          of the  first  contact between  Britain  and Australia  (Marconi  in
          Conarvan, Wales and Ernest Fisk at Wahroonga, New South Wales). [TNX
W       - Special event station N6V will be activated between 1600-0200 UTC on
          15-16 April  from  the  the  56th  International  DX  Convention  in
          Visalia, California.  QSL  via operator's  instructions.  [TNX  OPDX
ZL7     - Rick, AI5P is expected to operate  (most likely on 30 and 17  metres
          CW) as ZL7/AI5P from  the Chatham Islands  (OC-038) on 16-26  April.
          QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

DX0K ---> Eddie,  DU1EV has been  back in Manila  as of 7  April, while  Gil,
4F2KWT left Pagasa, in the Philippine  Spratly Islands, on the 12th.  Another
DXpedition is being planned,  specifically for 160  metres, later this  year.
The web page for DX0K can be found at http://www.geocities.com/dx0kkalayaan/ .
QSL via 4F2KWT. [TNX The Daily DX]

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI  DAY --->  The International  Marconi  Day (IMD)  is  a
24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo
Marconi (25  April 1874).  This year  it will  take place  on 23  April,  and
several amateur radio stations  are expected to  be established and  operated
from or near original historic Marconi sites. Fo further information on  this
popoular annual event,  the participating  stations and  the relevant  awards
please visit http://www.gb4imd.co.uk/

IR0ANT ---> At  the Mediterraneo DX  Club Convention  (9-10 April)  Antarctic
veteran and  MDXC  member Filippo  Corbelli,  IK0AIH,  reported  that,  while
waiting for a special prefix to be issued to the Italian bases in Antarctica,
IR0ANT will be  used from Mario  Zucchelli Station (I-01  for the  Antarctica
Award) starting from the XXI expedition. The Mediterraneo DX Club will handle
the QSL cards  for IR0ANT.  Filippo also  reported that  the only  legitimate
amateur radio activities during the latest  Italian expedition (the 20th)  to
Antarctica were those  conducted personally by  amateur radio operator  Mario
Pillon (I0QHM) as KC4/I0QHM.

MIA TROPHY 2005  ---> The Mediterraneo  DX Club  sponsors the  "Mediterranean
Islands Trophy" for contacting stations operating from islands located in the
Mediterranean Sea  between  1 June  and  30 September.  Full  information  is
available at http://www.mdxc.org/miatrophyeng.asp  [TNX IT9DAA]

QSL 6O0CW ---> Silvano, I2YSB (http://www.i2ysb.com) reports that all of  the
direct requests received so far have been processed and mailed. Bureau  cards
should be sent to M5AAV.

QSL KC4/IK0AIH ---> Should you have  not received your card for  KC4/IK0AIH's
activity from  Concordia Station  (MN-06 for  the Antarctica  Award),  please
e-mail your QSO data to iz8ccw@mdxc.org  [TNX IK0AIH]

QSL LU7HN ---> EA7FTR is no longer the QSL manager for Rene, LU7HN (including
LP0H, LO7H, AY7HN and LT2H). Cards  should be sent  to LU7HN himself,  direct
(Rene Ernesto  Giorda,  Av. Cervantes  3879,  San  Francisco,  2400  Cordoba,
Argentina) or bureau. [TNX IK3QAR]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED  ---> Richard  Roberts, MW0CPZ  is willing  to offer  his
services to stations in need. Rich can be contacted at mw0cpz@qsl.net

S09A ---> Luis, EA5KY reports that this station, which operated from  Western
Sahara in  March  [425DXN 722],  was  legitimate,  despite  certain  comments
circulated on the cluster. QSL via EA1BT, direct or bureau.

SP0PAPA  --->  This  special  station  was  operated  over  the  weekend   to
commemorate the  pontificate of  the  late John  Paul  II. The  activity  was
organized by the Polish Amateur Radio  Society together with the SP DX  Club.
QSL via SP3IQ. Logs will be available at http://www.oppzk.poznan.pl/log/

WARD AWARD --->  The WARD (World  Amateur Radio Day)  Award commemorates  the
World Amateur Radio Day celebrated by IARU  on 18 April each year. The  award
is sponsored by  MK QTC (the  Polish Amateur Radio  Journal) with the  Polish
Amateur Radio Union's support, and it is issued to licenced amateurs and SWLs
for contacts made/heard between 00.00 and 23.59 UTC on 18 April. For  further
information please  e-mail Sylwester  Jarkiewicz,  SP2FAP at  qtc@post.pl  or
visit http://qtc.radio.org.pl/ward2005/

WAZ PROGRAM MANAGER ---> Floyd Gerald, N5FG  has been the WAZ Manager for  CQ
since 1 January 2004. However, some of the applicants are still sending their
application to  the  old manager  (Paul,  K5RT). Please  note  that  all  WAZ
applications should be  sent to  N5FG: Floyd  Gerald, 17  Green Hollow  Road,
Wiggins, MS  39577, USA.  If you  have any  questions,  please feel  free  to
contact Floyd (n5fg@mdx.org). Full  information (application forms  included)
on      the      CQ      WAZ      Awards      can      be      found       at
http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/wazrules.html  [TNX N5FG]

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

FT5XO:            Pictures of the recent Kerguelen expedition can be found  at
                  [TNX SP5UAF]
LOGS:             On-line logs for the recent 9H3LEO and 9H3MR operations  can
                  be found at http://www.ik1pmr.com/logs/ . The QSL cards  are
                  ready and all direct requests have been processed by  IK1PMR
                  (Andrea also manages 3D2CF, 3D2MR, I1/K2LEO, IU1R, T30MR and
                  T33MR, and welcomes  multiple cards in  the same  envelope).
                  [TNX IK1PMR]
LOGS:             On-line logs  for R1ANT,  currently active  from Mirny  Base
                  (AN-016, UA-07 for the Antarctica  Award), are available  at
                  http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/log.htm  [TNX IZ8CGS]
LOGS:             On-line logs for YE3K (Kangean Island, OC-217) are available
                  at http://www.mdxc.org/logsearch1.asp  [TNX IZ8CCW]
PHOTO GALLERIES:  Pictures of the Mediterraneo DX Club Convention (9-10 April)
                  can be  found at  http://www.ik1pmr.com/vari/mdxc-nola-2005/
                  and      on      the      MDXC's      web      site       at

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2SE       ZL3TE       EY0R        UA4CC       ST2NH       EA7FTR
4KR60S      4J5A        F/LX9EG/P   LX1NO       SU9BN       EA7FTR
4L4KK       RN4ACI      FO5RH       F2HE        SV/OZ5IPA   OZ5AAH
4L8A        OZ1HPS      GU/PI9SRS   PA3DHR      SZ6P        SV1BJW
4N35CW      YU1BM       HA200CVM    HA0NAR      T68G        LA4YW
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       HL50OYF     HL1OYF      TJ3SL       F5PSA
4X6UO       WB3CQN      HP1XX       DJ0LZ       TM8APR      F6BDM
5B4AHQ      G0NMG       HV0HQ       pirate      TM9JM       F6KEH
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HV1JP       pirate      TS3A        YT1AD
5T0JL       ON8RA       HZ1EX       SM0BYD      TT8AMO      PA7FM
5T5AFF      JA1AFF      IB0CW       IK8RRY      TT8FT       F6GYV
5T5BAB      JA1BAB      II3CC       IV3HWY  (a) TU2OJ       F5IPW
5T5HC       JA0HC       II3CC       IZ8DDG  (b) TZ6U        JA1UT
5T5HHN      JL1HHN      II7JP       IQ7MU       UA0AZ       W3HNK
5T5SN       IZ1BZV      II7SRM      IZ7AUH      UN3F        EA5KB
5V7BR       F5RUQ       II8MM       IZ8FBS      UN7QX       W7BO
5Z4DZ       PA1AW       II8SRM      IZ8EDJ      UN8GF       IZ8CCW
7Q7MT       NU5O        IO8SRM      IK8WEJ      V25DL       N1DL
8Q7BR       DL6NBR      J20FH       F5PRU       V25O        LY2QY
8Q7EX       DL2NBH      JW/F8DVD    F8DVD       V31LZ       LZ3RZ
8Q7NB       DH3NB       K6O         KM6HB       V31VS       W2DLT
9A0IARU     9A6AA       KH6YY       K2PF        V31WC       W4TXL
9K2/M0AYL   G4OHX       LU1ECZ      EA5KB       VI5PN       VK3QI
9M2CNC      G4ZFE       MM0XAU      DJ6AU       VQ9JK       G4FJK
9M2TK       JA7IV       OD5PL       HB9CRV      WP3C        W3HNK
A25/DL7CM   DL7CM       OD5WPX      I1HJT       XQ6ET       W8UVZ
A25/DM2AYO  DM2AYO      OE50JTB     OE1JTB      XX9TSC      JA0SC
C56M        PG5M        OE50VIE     OE8VIE      YB1HDF      EA5KB
C6AWF       G3SWH       OE50YDQ     OE8YDQ      YI9B4E      WB4E
C93Q        W3/VK4VB    OO175B      ON4UN       YI9VCQ      N3ST
CN8SG       EA7FTR      OO175RM     ON6RM       YL740C      YL2MD
CO6LPB      EA7FTR      OY1OF       ON5UR       YL740M      YL2MU
CV5Y        CX1UA       OZ200HCA    OZ3FYN      YL740T      YL2GQT
CX1BAC      EA5RD       PJ4/W9NJY   WD9DZV      YT6OX       N6OX
DS50CYI/C   DS2CYI      PJ7LT       W1YJI       YZ35AA      YZ1AA
DS50GOO/C   DS2GOO      PT7ZXU      CT1AHU      Z22JE       K3PD
ED5SJF      EA5URL      R1ANT       RW1AI       Z36A        DJ0LZ
ED6EBV      EA6SB       R3K         RN3DK       ZB2CN       DJ9WH
ED6FAR      EA6ZX       RS0ISS      RN3DK       ZC4DG       G0OAB
ED7CK       EA7HBC      RW0BB/9     UA4RC       ZF2UJ       K4UJ
EP4HR       I2MQP       SA10B       SK7BI       ZK1APX      AI5P
ES70V       ES6DO       SN27JP      SP9W        ZK1ECF      W7EF
EW6OO       DL8KAC      ST2BF       W3HNK       ZK1HCU      DL9HCU

(a) direct  (b) bureau

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                          *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile IK8MRA

4F2KWT   Gilbert Lappay, P.O. Box 89, 2500 San Fernando City, La Union,
7Q7PF    Private Bag 22, Lilongwe, Malawi
C33DR    Reginald Diaz, P.O. Box 1150, Andorra La Vella, Andorra
DL7CM    Hans-Rainer Uebel, Hartmannsdorfer Chaussee 3, 15528 Spreenhagen,
DM2AYO   Siegfried Blechschmidt, Brassenpfad 66, 12557 Berlin, Germany
EA9CP    Tono Colloto, P.O. Box 33080, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
F8DVD    Francois Bergez, 6 rue de la Liberte, F - 71000 Macon, France
HA0NAR   Radocz Laszlo, 130 Rozsavolgy Str., Debrecen, H-4225, Hungary
IQ7MU    Sezione ARI di Cassano delle Murge, Via Maggior Turitto 32, Casella
          Postale 104, 70020 Cassano Murge - BA, Italy
KM6HB    P.O. Box 27271, Santa Ana, CA 92799, USA
N1DL     Karl Geng, 695 Embassy Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
OZ5AAH   Preben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, 3300 Frederiksvaerk, Denmark
PA7FM    Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, The Netherlands
PG5M     Gerben A. Menting, Waezenburglaan 104, 9351 HG Leek, The Netherlands
RN6ACI   Archil Barabadze, P.O. Box 1453, Sochi, Krasnodarsky kr., Russia
RW1AI    Mikhail Fokin, P.O.Box 13, St. Petersburg, 193312 Russia
TA3BN    Nuri Boylu, P.O. Box 976, TR 35214 Izmir, Turkey
VK3QI    Peter Forbes, 53 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146,
W3/VK4VB Ralph Karhammar, 1306 34th Street NW, Washington DC 20007-2801, USA

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