425 DX News issue #729

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                              425 DX News #729
                               23 April 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                  Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information 
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                 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

8Q      - Carlos/EA1DGZ,  Oscar/EC1KW,   Roberto/EA1DBC,  Joaquin/EA1AAW   and
          Fernando/EA1CNF will operate from the Maldives  (AS-013) for the  CQ
          WW DX SSB Contest in late October. QSL via EC1KW, direct or  bureau.
          Further details are expected in due course. [TNX EA1CNF]
BY      - Fan, BA1RB will be active as BA1RB/2 from Ju Hua Island (AS-151)  on
          1-4 May. QSL via EA7FTR. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
DL      - Volker, DL1WH and  others will operate  special station DL0NBR  from
          the Nuerburgring circuit on 7-8 May for the 24 Hours race and  again
          on 27-29 May for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. QSL via  bureau
          or direct to DL1WH. [TNX DL1WH]
EZ      - EZ7V from Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan will be active as EZ60V until 15
          May to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War  II.
          QSL  via  RW6HS  or  to  the  EZ7  QSL  Bureau  (IKAR,  P.O.Box  49,
          Turkmenabat-22, 746100 Turkmenistan). [TNX EZ7V]
F       - TM380 (Tango Mike Three Eight Zero,  no suffix) is the special  call
          to be aired soon on all bands to celebrate the maiden flight of  the
          Airbus A380, "the  largest, most advanced  and efficient  commercial
          airliner ever conceived". QSL via bureau or direct to F5GNY  (Michel
          Valette, 1 rue des Mimosas, F- 31850 Beaupuy, France). [TNX F5QNL]
F       - Jean-Paul, F5BZK will operate as TM6IO  from Oleron Island  (EU-032,
          DIFM AT-025) from 25 April to 8 May. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
F       - Laurent/F5MNK,     Eric/F5LOW,      Fabrice/F5NBQ,      Jacky/F5OIU,
          Bertrand/F6HKA,  Jean-Philippe/F4EEK  and  Christian/F1SDQ  will  be
          active (on 160-2 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31) as TM0L from Levant
          Island (EU-070,  DIFM ME-012)  on 21-28  May.  QSL via  F5OIU.  [TNX
F       - A multi-national team  from France and  Belgium will participate  in
          the IOTA Contest (30-31 July) as TM4Z from Ouessant Island (EU-065).
          [TNX F5VCR]
G       - In September 1939  the radio receivers  of all  radio amateurs  were
          ordered to be confiscated, but many  amateurs volunteered to  became
          Voluntary Interceptors  in their  own homes.  These V.I  intercepted
          encrypted Enigma  messages  transmitted in  Morse  code  which  were
          passed to the code breakers at Bletchley Park, thus providing a most
          valuable service to  the Allies. As  a tribute  to the  work of  the
          V.I.'s sixty years  ago the  Scarborough Special  Events Group  will
          operate SSB, PSK and CW as  GB2HQ from GCHQ Scarborough on 7-8  May.
          QSL via G0OOO. A working Enigma machine has been provided for use by
          the SSEG and an enciphered Enigma message will be sent in Morse code
          on  the  amateur   radio  bands,  for   this  event  only.   Further
          information,  including   details  on   the  relevant   certificate,
          certificate, can be found at www.sseg.co.uk.  [TNX F5NQL]
G       - Wilf, G0WLF (9H1WS) and members of Cray Valley Radio Society will be
          operating as GB8OSJ  on behalf of  the Knights  Hospitallers of  the
          Sovereign     Order      of      St      John      of      Jerusalem
          (www.knightshospitallers.org) on  18-19  June. QSL  via  G4DFI.  Any
          licensed member of the Order of  St John is invited to contact  Wilf
          (g0wlf@blueyonder.co.uk) with a view to arranging skeds with  GB8OSJ
          and discussing the organisation of an annual amateur radio OSJ event
          from 2006. [TNX M3RCV]
GM      - Members of the Scottish-Russian ARS and West of Scotland ARS will be
          active as GB6WW on 1-28 May  to commemorate the 60th anniversary  of
          the end of Worl War II. QSL via bureau or direct to MM0DFV (P.O. Box
          7469, Glasgow, G42 0YD, Scotland, UK).  Further information will  be
          available on http://www.scotham.net [TNX MM0DFV]
HC      - Rick NE8Z/HC1MD  will  operate  CW and  SSB  on  80-10  metres  from
          Tumbaco, Ecuador from 25 April to  11 May. He  plans to pay  special
          attention to the WARC bands on this  trip, and to be active also  on
          6m CW and  SSB. Rick will  also be operating  from various  portable
          QTHs: as HC1MD/HC1 from  Mt. Pichincha, as  HC1MD/HC6 from Banos  or
          Mt. Cotopaxi  and as  HC1MD/HC7 from  Sierrazul near  Baeza  (Amazon
          jungle). QSL  via K8LJG  (John Kroll,  3528 Craig  Drive, Flint,  MI
          48506,    USA).    Please     view    the     HC-DX    Awards     at
          http://www.octavia.com/qsl/awards.htm [TNX NE8Z]
HL      - Pyongtaek  DX   Club   (D90HE)   members   Han/DS2GOO,   Lee/6K2CEW,
          Chae/DS5BSX and Young/6K2ABX will be active on 80-10 metres SSB  and
          RTTY as either D90HE/2 and homecall/p from Kukhwa Island (AS-105) on
          20-22 May. QSL D90HE/2 via DS2GOO,  others sia home call (direct  or
          bureau).   The    web    page    for    the    operation    is    at
          http:myhome.naver.com/dxer2han/as105 [TNX DS2GOO]
HR      - W7AV, K6JEN, and KB7TX  will be active  from Utila Island  (NA-057),
          Honduras on 18-30 June. They will  operate SSB, CW and PSK on  40-15
          metres, and will concentrate on 6  metres when and  if they have  an
          opening. They will  have a breakable  CW beacon (HR9/W7AV)  directed
          towards the US on 50110 kHz. QSL via home calls. [TNX OZ6OM]
HV      - Francesco, IK0FVC has been active  since 20 April  as HV0A from  the
          Vatican City to celebrate the election of the new Pope Benedict XVI.
          QSL via IK0FVC.
I       - Giovanni/IK2JYT, Ernesto/I2FUG e Oscar/IK2AQZ plan to operate casual
          style from EU-155 on 23-24 April. [TNX IK2JYT]
I       - Laura, IZ1DFL reports that IU1PV will be the call to be used  during
          the 11-12 June activity from the  lighthouse at Punta Vagno  [425DXN
I       - ARI Taranto  will  operate special  station  IU7SCT  from  23  April
          through the end of the year to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the
          Scout movement in Taranto.  QSL via IK7BPV,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
KH2     - Aki, JR1VAY will  operate as AH2J  from Guam on  22-25 April, SP  DX
          RTTY Contest (23-24 April)  included. QSL via  bureau to home  call.
          [TNX JR1VAY]
LU_ant  - Henry, LU4DXU reports that  the following stations  are QRT, as  the
          relevant Bases  closed  down in  March:  LU1ZAB  (Teniente  Matienzo
          Base), LU1ZC (Decepcion Detachment), LU1ZS (Juan Camara Deatchment).
          Still active stations include LU1ZD (General  San Martin, AA  LU-11)
          LU1ZG (General Manuel Belgrano II, AA  LU-08), LU1ZV (Esperanza,  AA
          LU-06) and LU4ZS (Vicecomodoro Gustavo A.  Marambio, AA LU-03,  IOTA
          AN-013) from  Antarctica; LU1ZA  (Orcadas del  Sur, AA  LU-14,  IOTA
          AN-008) from the  South Orkneys; LU1ZI  (Teniente Jubany, AA  LU-15,
          IOTA AN-010) from the South Shetlands.  Further information will  be
          avalaible at  http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/activity/2005.htm  [TNX
          LU4DXU & IZ8CGS]
OZ      - Siggi/DL1AZZ, Peter/DL4AMK, Lutz/DL3ARK, Stefan/DL3ASK, Dieter/DK1AW
          and Heiko/DG0OGM will be active as  (on 160-6 metres,  plus 2m on  3
          May) OZ/homecall from  Mandoe Island  (EU-125, DIA  NS-003) from  30
          April to  7 May.  QSL via  bureau to  home  calls. [TNX  DL2VFR  and
S7      - Frederic, HB9CQK will  be active as  S79QK [425DXN  728] from  Denis
          Island (AF-024) from  27 April  to 2  May and  from Alphonse  Island
          (AF-033) on  3-8 May.  QSL via  home call,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
SV      - Tomas, LY1DF will  operate as  SV8/LY1DF from  the Cyclades  Islands
          (EU-067) on 27 April and as  SV5/LY1DF from the Dodecanese  (EU-001)
          from 28 April to 4 May.  QSL via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
T32     - Nando, IT9YRE reports that he has been issued the call T32S for  the
          September-October IOTA DXpedition to East Kiribati [425DXN 728].
TK      - Laci, HA0HW and Tomi, HA4DX will be active as TK/HA0HW and  TK/HA4DX
          from Corsica (EU-014) on 22-29 May.  They plan to operate on all  HF
          bands CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31; a side trip to one of the other  IOTA
          groups (EU-100, EU-104 and EU-164) is being taken into consideration
          and will depend on local conditions.  QSL via home calls, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX HA0HW]
TT      - Pierre, TT8AMO (HB9AMO) and  Mike, TT8M (PA5M)  will remain in  Chad
          until sometime in August. So far  they have made about 9000 QSOs  on
          all bands, including 228 on 160 and 1171 on 80 metres. Operations on
          160m and 80m are  over, but there  will be an  emphasis on 6  metres
          starting around mid June. Mike will  also try to get a licence  that
          enables him to operate digital modes.  QSL for both TT8M and  TT8AMO
          via PA7FM;  the cards  will be  printed as  soon as  possible.  [TNX
UA      - Victor,  RV3YR  and  other  operators  from     the  "Fifth   Ocean"
          International Flight  ARC (http://www.qsl.net/5ocean)  will  operate
          (on 10-160 metres SSB, CW and  digital modes) special call  RP3YGA/p
          from the Russian Pilots memorial in Brjansk region on 5-12 May, CQ-M
          International DX  Contest  included. QSL  direct  to  RV3YR  (Victor
          Borodin, P.O. Box 1, Bryansk, 241027 Russia). [TNX RV3YR]
UN      - Expect a number of UP60 prefixes to be aired on all bands and  modes
          from on 5-15 May from Kazakhstan to commemorate the 60th anniversary
          of the end of World War II. Vladimir, UN7EX will operate as  UP60EX;
          QSL via RX3RC, direct (Roman A. Novikov, P.O. Box 21, 392000 Tambov,
          Russia) or  bureau. Other  calls mentioned  include UP60CI,  UP60CN,
          UP60CD, UP60CC, UP60CH,  UP60CJ, UP60CS and  UP60CA. [TNX RX3RC  and
VE      - Guy, VE2QRA,  will be  active from  Anticosti Island  (NA-077,  CISA
          QC-001) at the lighthouse of Pointe-Carleton (CAN 395) from 31  July
          to 5 August.  It will be  a holiday style  operation on 80-6  metres
          mostly SSB, with 100 watts and  wire antennas. QSL direct to  VE2QRA
          (Guy Bouchard, 1108 rue Dollard, Val-Belair, Quebec G3K 1W6, Canada)
          [TNX VE2QRA]
W       - The  Marconi  Radio  Club  (W1AA/MSC)  will  be  active  during  the
          International  Marconi  Day  to  represent  Marconi  1901  Nantucket
          ship-to-shore station  MSC  (http://www.gb4imd.co.uk/nantucket.htm).
          This will be a CW only  operation, as CW was the  only mode used  at
          the Marconi Station MSC on  the Island of  Nantucket. QSL via  W1AA,
          bureau or (for US stations) direct. [TNX K1VV]
YB      - Special station  YE50AA  will  be active  on  22-24  April  for  the
          Asian-African Summit and Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of  the
          Bandung Conference  of  1955 which  is  currently  taking  place  in
          Bandung, Indonesia. Information on the relevant award, issued by the
          Organisasi  Amatir  Radio  Indonesia  (ORARI),   can  be  found   at
          http://www.oraripusat.net/ [TNX YB1TC and YB0ECT]

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

5T ---> Jean,  5T0JL (ON8RA) and  Nicolas, 5T5SN report  that 5T5AFF,  5T5HC,
5T5BAB, 5T5HHN  and  5T5LCW were  not  properly licenced,  "as  verified  and
confirmed by Mauritanian licencing authority". They say that the same applies
to "previous operations conducted by the above cited". [TNX G3SWH]

ANTARCTICA BASES MOST WANTED ---> Having  reached and  gone beyond  the 100th
certificate  issued, the Mediterraneo  DX  Club is now able to work on a  few
statistics.    The  "most  wanted"  Antarctica  Award  bases  are  listed  at
http://www.mdxc.org/antarctica/mostwanted.asp  [TNX IZ8CCW]

COLOMBIA DX CONTEST ---> The Colombia  International DX Contest (CW and  SSB)
will take place from 00.00 UTC on 23 April to 23.59 on the 24th. Rules can be
found at http://www.dxcolombia.com/contest.htm. [TNX HK1XX]

CQ DX MARATHON ---> At the International DX Convention in Visalia, California
CQ magazine announced the revival  of the long-dormant  CQ DX Marathon,  last
run in  1948. The  new CQ  DX Marathon  will essentially  be a  year-long  DX
contest, with  stations  competing to  contact  as many  different  countries
("entities") and CQ Zones of the  world as possible over a full-year  period,
then starting again  at zero at  the beginning of  the next  year. The  first
running of the event will be in 2006. Complete details and rules for the  new
CQ DX Marathon will be published in the May issue of CQ magazine and will  be
posted on www.cq-amateur-radio.com

KP1-5 PROJECT ---> On 8 April the KP1-5 Project [425DXN 720]  representatives
made a comprehensive presentation  on the issues  and facts to  Congressional
staff and  other interested  parties. This  must be  a 'grass-roots'  effort:
every U.S. ham is a potential  supporter of H.R. 1183,  and the more  support
given to the bill by state-side operators,  the more likely the bill will  be
approved by the Congress. For full information on the project and details  on
what to do, please visit www.kp1-5.com or contact the KP1-5 Project Director,
Mike Thomas, NA5U (na5u@kp1-5.com).

RD1AL/0 ---> Victor Karassev, RD1AL was active for a few days as RD1AL/0 from
the North Pole 33 (NP-33) drifting station. QSL via home call, direct (Victor
Karassev, P.O. Box 73, St. Petersburg, 191126 Russia) or bureau. [TNX DL5EBE]

QSL EZ8CQ ---> Cards should be sent direct to Alex. S. Levshin, P.O. Box  76,
Ashgabat-1, 744001, Turkmenistan. "Alex does not work CW and DJ1MM never  was
his QSL manager", Vasilij, RW6HS says.

QSL V73CS ---> As of 19 April, Kim  Larson, daughter of N3SL, is the  manager
for Stephen Clark, V73CS. Cards already  are on hand, and  logs are in  route
and will be  posted on www.qsl.net/n3sl/manager.htm.  The address for  direct
cards is: Kim Larson, 22 N Hidden Acres  Dr, Sioux City, IA 51108, USA.  [TNX

QSL VIA ON5NT ---> Ghis, ON5NT has been active as A6/ON5NT from the UAE since
late March and will remain there through June, with a two-week holiday period
in the second half od May. Cards will be  ready in August. QSL via home  call
(Ghis Penny, P.O. Box 93, BE-9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium). Incoming direct cards
for 5U7JB, A61AV/p (AS-124) and A61Q/p (AS-021) are being answered during his
absence. Former call signs Ghis manages will be  taken care of when he is  on
leave at home. [TNX ON5NT]

ST2BF ---> Fernando, ST2BF (EA4BB) [425DXN 723] is currently active on 10, 15
and 20 metres only. "I have been told by some amateurs that they worked ST2BF
on 40m CW",  he says.  "That is  certainly someone  just having  fun with  my
callsign, but not  me". The QSL  manager for contacts  made with the  genuine
ST2BF is Joe, W3HNK.

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

C56M:            Gerben, PG5M is back home after his operation from The Gambia
                 (2729  CW   QSOs).   The  full   story   can  be   found   at
                 http://www.dx.to/ . Cards have been  ordered and are  expected
                 from the printer within a few weeks. [TNX PG5M]
JIIA:            The web  page  for the  Japanese  IOTA Islands  Award  is  at
                 http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage61.htm;   scores   can  be
                 found  at  http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage75.htm  (latest
                 update 15 April 2005). [TNX JI6KVR]
YB7M:            Pictures of the March operation from Moresses Island (OC-268)
                 can be found at www.mdxc.org/yb7m  [TNX IZ8CCW]

QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3B8CF, 3D2FI  (OC-156),  3D2VB,
4U1UN, 5U7JB, 5W0VB, 5Z4DZ, 6F1IHF (NA-183),  6O0CW, 6W/F6HLC, 8P6GU,  8P9NX,
8R1RPN, 9Y4W, A35VB,  A61Q, AH3D,  BD7OH, C6AMM,  C6ANM, CE6/HA1AG  (SA-061),
CN29V,CN2R,CV5D,    CW5R    (SA-039),    CX1SI,    EA9IE,    EL2PM,    FG5FR,
(SA-055), OC4WW,OJ0J, OJ0SM,  OM0M, P40MH, P49Y,PJ5NA,  S21BI (AS-140),  S9A,
S9BB, SN3A, ST2CF, T48K, T88CW, T96Q,TA2ZF,  TE2M, TI8M, TJ3FR, TJ3G,  TJ3SP,
TM0HQ, TM1X (EU-032),  TR8DF, TX9,V26G, V31YN,  VK0MT, VK9NS, VP8RAF,  VR2BG,
VU4NRO, VU4RBI,  W4D  (NA-213), WH8/F6EXV,  XF1K  (NA-164 and  NA-165),  XF3T

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