425 DX News issue #743

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                              425 DX News #743
                                30 July 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 I2VGW

                        >>> P5/KA2HTV * NORTH KOREA <<<

Bruce, KK5DO  (http://www.amsatnet.com/p5a.html)  reports that  Dave,  KA2HTV
will operate as P5/KA2HTV from North  Korea on 9-23 August. Online logs  will
not be avialable during the operation, as  Dave uses paper logs and the  data
will have to  be entered into  a computer when  he gets back.  QSL via  KK5DO
(Bruce Paige, P.O. Box 310,  Alief, TX 77411-0310,  USA). "Please limit  your
contacts to one", Bruce says. "Many hams were not able to work Ed,  P5/4L4FN.
Please allow those that did not get P5 before a chance to work P5 now. If you
are in the P5/4L4FN log, do not send for a QSL card from this operation".

3C0     - Elmo, EA5BYP  and Vicente,  EA5YN are  going  to return  to  Annobon
          Island (AF-039).  They plan  to operate  "as  soon as  possible"  on
          160-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. The licence has been  issued;
          callsign, QSL  route and  other details  will  be announced  in  due
          course.    Their    web    pae    in    under    construction     on
          http://www.tabarca.es.mn [TNX EA5BYP]
5B      - Alan, 5B4AHJ reports he will participate in the IOTA Contest as  P3J
          from Cyprus (AS-004). Look for him on CW and SSB. QSL via 5B4AHJ.
7Q      - Once again Ely, IN3VZE he will be active holiday style as 7Q7CE from
          Malawi from 28 August to 16 September. QSL via home call, direct  or
          bureau. [TNX IN3VZE]
8Q      - Carlos/EA1DGZ,  Oscar/EC1KW,   Roberto/EA1DBC,  Joaquin/EA1AAW   and
          Fernando/EA1CNF will operate as 8Q7EA from the Maldives (AS-013) for
          the CQ  WW DX  SSB Contest  in late  October.  QSL via  EC1KW.  [TNX
9A      - Lada, OK1LO  will operate  on 10-80  metres as  9A5LO/P from  Pasman
          Island (EU-170) on 5-15 August. [TNX The Daily DX]
9A      - Tommy, IZ7ECL  will operate  as 9A/IZ7ECL/P  from Croatia  on  14-26
          August. He plans to be active on 20 and 40 metres from a few islands
          in the EU-016  IOTA groups: Daksa  (IOCA CI-165,  ARLHS CRO-037  and
          CLH-017  for  the  Croatian  Lighthouses  Award),  Grebeni  (CI-173,
          CRO-054, CLH-036),  Kolocep  (CI-038, CRO-031,  CLH-010)  and  Sipan
          (CI-122, CRO-173,  CLH-167).  QSL via  bureau  to  home  call.  [TNX
9K      - Abdallah, 9K2GS reports that te 9K2F activity from Faylakah (AS-118)
          [425DXN 727] has  been cancelled owing  to transportation  problems.
          [TNX KB5GL]
A5      - Harvey, ON5SY will operate as A52SY from Bhutan on 3-10 October.  He
          plans to  concentrate operations  during European  evenings and  the
          weekend. QSL via ON4ON, direct or bureau. [TNX ON4ON]
BY      - Steve, BA5TT reports he will operate as BA5TT/5 from Pingtan  Island
          (AS-138) from 29 July to  1 August, IOTA  Contest included. QSL  via
          home call.
C6      - Pete, W2GJ and Steve, AA4V have cancelled their planned IOTA Contest
          operation from Crooked Island (NA-113)  [425DXN 735]. However,  they
          will participate in the contest as AA4V from NA-110. [TNX The  Daily
CE      - Julio, CA8VJG will be active on 10 and 40 metres SSB from Wellington
          Island (SA-032) until  3 August.  He plans  to operate  in the  IOTA
          Contest, but he is not experienced in managing pile-up, so please be
          patient with him. QSL via CA8VJG. [TNX CE6TBN]
CN      - Special call  5D6MC will  be aired  on all  bands and  modes by  the
          Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) on 30-31  July
          to celebrate the annual Fete du  Trone, commemorating Mohammed  VI's
          accession to the throne in 1999. QSL via EA7FTR. [TNX CN8NK]
CO      - Juan Carlos, CO8TW reports he will  participate in the IOTA  Contest
          from Cuba (NA-015) as either a CW  or a mixed mode entrant. QSL  via
          IZ8CCW; logs will be available at http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/
CT      - Nine operators  from  Portugal and  Spain  (namely  CT1APE,  CT1CJJ,
          CT1EEB, CT1FFU, CT1ILT,  CT2GLO, EA1CA,  EA1DKV and  EA4ST) will  be
          active (on all bands and modes, with an emphasis on CW) Insua Island
          (EU-150) on 29-31 July, including  an entry in  the IOTA Contest  as
          CQ2I.  QSL  CQ2I  via  CT1ILT;  QSLs  for  contacts  made  with  the
          individual operators outside the contest should  go via home  calls.
          Logs will  be uploaded  to LOTW.  A web  page will  be available  at
          http://cfiem.hopto.org/ct1eeb [TNX CT1EEB]
CX      - The Centro Radioaficionados de Rocha (CX1TA) will participate in the
          International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend  (20-21 August) from  the
          Lighthouse at Cabo Polonio (ARLHS URU-005). QSL via CX1TA (P.O.  Box
          29, 27000 Rocha, Uruguay). [TNX CX2TG]
CY0     - The CY0AA operators [425DXN 727]  have been stuck  in Halifax for  a
          few days now,  as fog  and rain  are preventing  them from  reaching
          Sable Island. The latest information is that they had a meeting with
          their pilot at  15 local time  on Friday (29  July); if the  weather
          clears out, they will be able to reach the island.
EA      - The Union  de  Radioaficionados de  Santander  and  the  Radio  Club
          Montane will participate in the IOTA Contest as ED1URS from Isla  de
          Mouro (EU-142, DIE N-016). QSL via bureau to EA1URS. [TNX EA1CNF and
EA6     - EA6/DK1RF will  operate RTTY  and PSK31  from the  Balearic  Islands
          (EU-004) on 1-13 August. QSL via the bureau. [TNX DL2VFR]
EX      - Mikhail, UN8GC  will be  active  as EX7MW  from  the shore  of  Lake
          Issyk-Kul Lake in eastern Kyrgyzstan  from 30 July  to 5 August.  He
          plans to operate CW (3510, 7015,  10105, 14025, 18070, 21025,  28010
          and 50110 KHz) and SSB  (3700, 7070, 14180,  21200, 28500 and  50110
          KHz), but he will have also digital modes capability. QSL via UN8GC.
          [TNX NG3K]
FK      - Kaz/JA2BDR, Jun/JA2EWE and Ken/JA2KRE will be active as  FK/homecall
          from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032) between  19 and 24 August.  They
          plan to  operate  SSB and  CW  (bo RTTY)  on  80-10 metres  with  an
          amplifier, a  2el  beam for  17,  15, 12  and  10  metres  and  wire
          verticals for 80, 40, 30 and  20 metres. QSL via home calls,  direct
          or through the JARL bureau (for one year only). [TNX JA1ELY]
FR      - The  Association Reunionnaise des Radioamateurs will participate  in
          the IOTA Contest as TO0R from northern Reunion Island (AF-016).  The
          operators  will   be   Bruno/FR1EU,   Yvon/FR1GZ,   Dominique/FR1HZ,
          Jerome/FR1JB,    Roland/FR5AB,     Jean-Marc/FR5AO,     Alain/FR5CU,
          Erik/FR5DX, Patrick/FR5FC,  Luc/FR5IZ and  Raymond/FR5MV; they  will
          operate SSB and CW. QSL via FR1GZ. [TNX FR1GZ]
GM      - Six members of  the Scottish-Russian ARS  and West  of Scotland  ARS
          (namely  Jurij/MM0DFV,   John/GM0WRR,  Alan/GM4TOQ,   Victor/GM0SDV,
          Ross/GM7WED and David/MM3IEB) will participate  in the IOTA  Contest
          as GM2Z (CW) and GM4AGG/p (SSB) from the Isle of Mull (EU-008).  QSL
          GM2Z via MM0DFV (direct or bureau),  QSL GM4AGG/p direct or  bureau.
          [TNX MM0DFV]
GM      - Bob/GM0DEQ, Robbie/GM0SEI  and Jennifer/MM0JJV  will participate  in
          the IOTA  Contest  as GM5C  from  Great Cumbrae  (EU-123).  QSL  via
          GM0SEI. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
GW      - Glyn, GW0ANA reports he will participate in the IOTA Contest as GW8K
          from Flatholm Island (EU-124),  After the contest  he will be  using
          GB5FI. QSL via GW0ANA.
HB0     - The Eindhoven Student Radioamateur Club (ESRAC) will be active  from
          Sareiser Joch  (JN47TC), Liechtenstein  on  4-16 August.  They  will
          operate as  be  HB0/PA6TUE (QSL  via  PI4TUE)  and  HB0/homecall  on
          160m-3cm, with an emphasis on  the low bands,  6 metres and  digital
          modes (RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, JT6M). [TNX PA5MW]
HL      - DS3GSK, DS3KLT, DS3KLX, DS3KRC, DS1QQA  and HL3EQG will  participate
          in the  IOTA Contest  as D70MA/2  (CW and  SSB) from  Anmyon  Island
          (AS-080). They may also operate as homecall/2. QSL via HL3EQG.  [TNX
HL      - HL2EJT (ex HL1EJT), HL1OYF, DS4NYE, HL1VAU,  DS1KOQ and DS1NMA  will
          participate in  the  IOTA  Contest as  D70LW/2  (CW  and  SSB)  from
          Yonghung Island (AS-105). They may also  operate as homecall/2.  QSL
          via HL1OYF. [TNX HL2EJT]
HS      - E20EHQ, E22BH and  others will operate  on 40, 20  and 15 metres  as
          E20EHQ/7 on 10-15 August from the art camp organized by the Art  for
          All Foundation in  Thailand's Petchaburi province.  The Art for  All
          project brings  together  children  with  and  without  disabilities
          through integrated programmes  of visual,  performing, and  literary
          arts. QSL via E20EHQ. [TNX E20EHQ]
I       - Walter, IN3XUG will  operate (mainly  on 20  and 40  metres SSB)  as
          ID9/IN3XUG from Filicudi Island (EU-017, IIA ME-003) until 4 August.
          QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX IN3XUG]
I       - Lorenzo, IZ0BVU is active on 6 metres and the HF bands as IB0/IZ0BVU
          from Ventotene (EU-045,  IIA LT-011) until  mid-August. He plans  to
          participate in the IOTA Contest. [TNX IZ0BVU]
I       - Look for Michele, IF9ZWA to be active during the IOTA Contest on 15,
          20 and 40  metres. He operates  from Marettimo  Island (EU-054,  IIA
          TP-010). [TNX IF9ZWA]
I       - IK2SND, IK3VIA and IN3QBR  will participate in  the IOTA Contest  as
          IL3U from  Lazzaretto  Nuovo (EU-131,  IIA  VE-038). QSL  direct  to
          IK2SND or bureau to AA4NN. [TNX IN3QBR]
I       - Alfredo/IK7JWX,  Andrea/IK7YTT,  Gilberto/IK7LMX,  Giancarlo/IK7QMJ,
          Michele/IK7FPX,  Marco/IZ7CDE  and  CW  operators  Carlo/IK6CAC  and
          Enzo/I7PXV will participate in the IOTA Contest as IR7T/p from Isola
          Grande di Porto Cesareo (EU-091, IIA LE-002). QSL via IK7JWX, direct
          or bureau. [TNX IK7JWX]
I       - Filippo, I4TDK  reports  he will  operate  as IB0/I4TDK  from  Ponza
          Island (EU-045,  IIA LT-001)  on 9-18 August.  QSL via bureau.  [TNX
I       - Special station IY6GM will be active on 10-40 metres CW and SSB from
          Monte  Cappuccini (WAIL MA-003, ARLHS ITA-104) on 12-14 August.  The
          activity will  celebrate the  101st anniversary  of the  experiments
          carried out by Guglielmo  Marconi from that  place. QSL via  IZ6CRK,
          direct (c/o Sezione ARI di Ancona, P.O. Box 122, 60100 Ancona -  AN,
          Italy) or bureau. [TNX IZ6FUQ]
I       - Andrea, IZ0EHO will  operate as ID9/IZ0EHO  on 6 metres  and the  HF
          bands SSB and digital modes from Lipari Island (EU-017, IIA  ME-001)
          on 7-18 September. [TNX IZ0EHO]
JA      - Yuki, JI6KVR reports that the following will participate in the IOTA
          Contest from AS-117:
          JA4FHE/4   Yashiro Island (JIIA AS-117-118), Yamaguchi prefecture
          JA4GXS/4   Yashiro Island (JIIA AS-117-118), Yamaguchi prefecture
          JF4WUV/4   Kakui Island   (JIIA AS-117-067), Okayama prefecture
          JL4WOO/4   Kakui Island   (JIIA AS-117-067), Okayama prefecture
          JR4QUV/4   Ominase Island (JIIA AS-117-New), Yamaguchi prefecture
          QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
KL      - Bill, K4XS will  be working on  Attu Island (NA-064)  for two  weeks
          starting on 28 July and will  operate only CW  as K4XS/KL7. QSL  via
          home call, direct only. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
KL      - Alex, LZ4AX  will be  active as  KL7/WF9A from  Barrow and  Atqasuk,
          Alaska until 10 August. He operates mostly CW on 80-6 metres.QSL via
          LZ4AX, direct or  bureau (e-mail requests  for bureau  cards can  be
          sent to lz4ax@yahoo.com). [TNX LZ4AX]
LA      - Yogi, DB5YB reports  he will operate  as LA/DB5YB   on 10-40  metres
          from Flekkeroy (EU-061) from 31 July to 12 August.
LU      - Sylvester/DH4PB,  Al/LU1DZ,  Hector/LU6UO  and  Fernando/LW2DX  will
          operate on all bands mainly CW from two rare provinces of  Argentina
          in August. Look for LU/DH4PB/S, LU1DZ/S, LU6UO/S and LW2DX/S on 4-10
          August from La Roja and for LU/DH4PB/R, LU1DZ/R, LU6UO/R and LW2DX/R
          on 10-15 August from Catamarca. QSL  LU1DZ/S and LU1DZ/R via  EA3RE,
          others via home calls. [TNX LU6EF and LW2DX]
LU      - Fourteen operators plan to be active as L95WI from Isla La Escondida
          (Chubut Province North group, SA-NEW) on 20-26 October. They plan to
          have four  stations and  to  operate on  80-10  metres CW,  SSB  and
          digital modes. QSL via LU3CT. [TNX LU3CT and VA3RJ]
OH      - Vincenzo, IZ0FKE reports he will operate as OH1/IZ0FKE from Parainen
          Pargas (EU-096)  on 8-13  August and  as OH0/IZ0FKE  from the  Aland
          Islands (EU-002) on 13-20 August. QSL via IZ0FMA, direct or bureau.
OX      - Bo, OX3LX will be working on  Tasillaq Island (NA-151) from 28  July
          to 6 August,  and will try  to be QRV  (CW, SSB and  maybe RTTY  and
          PSK31) as much as he can during his spare time. QSL via OZ1PIF. [TNX
P4      - Gerard/KE9I  (P40QX?),   Eric/K9GY  (P40GY?),   Mike/AJ9C   (P40C?),
          Phil/N9LAH (P4/homecall) and Nancy/KB9NSC will be active from  Aruba
          on 6-20 August.  They plan  to participate  in the  WAE CW  Contest,
          possibly as P40QX in  remembrance of Leo,  N9QX (KE9I's father)  who
          passed away this year. [TNX NG3K]
PY      - Ben, PY7VI and Renner, PY7RP will participate in the IOTA Contest as
          PY7VI/7 from  Itamaraca Island  (SA-046). QSL  via PY7VI.  [TNX  The
          Daily DX]
SP      - Look for SN2NP to operate  from the lighthouse  at Gdansk Nowy  Port
          (ARLHS POL-033) on 18-22 August. QSL SP2BIK, direct or bureau.  [TNX
SV      - Peter,  G4HSO  will  operate  QRP  mainly  CW  as  SV8/G4HSO/p  from
          Kefallonia (EU-052) and possibly also from  Ithaki (EU-052) from  30
          July to 13 August. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
SV      - Tony, IK8VRH reports he has  changed his plans  for his August  IOTA
          activity from  Greece [425DXN  739]. Now  he expects  to operate  as
          SV/IK8VRH from the following islands and lighthouses:
          10-11 Augsut     Skiza          EU-158
          13-14 August     Elafonisos     EU-113
          16-18 Augsut     Dokos          EU-075 (ARLHS GRE-059)
          20-22 August     Kavalliani     EU-060
          23-28 August     Spetses        EU-075 (ARLHS GRE-063)
          He will be active on 20, 17 and 15 metres SSB, RTTY and CW. QSL  via
          home call, direct or bureau.
SV      - Andy, IK7YTT  will operate  on 10-40  metres SSB  as SV/IK7YTT  from
          Mykonos Island (EU-067)  on 15-20 August.  QSL via  home call.  [TNX
SV5     - Hubert, DK9NCX  will be  active as  either SV5/DK9NCX  or J45R  from
          Rhodes (EU-001) on 6-20 August. He plans to be QRV on 160-10  metres
          and to concentrate on the low bands. QSL via home call. [TNX VA3RJ]
TA      - Ozer, TA2RC  and  Mustafa, TA2MW  will  operate from  Kefken  Island
          (AS-159) on  29-31 July.  Look for  TA2MW/0 especially  on 6  metres
          (KN51DF), while Ozer will be active as YM0T during the IOTA Contest.
          QSL via home calls. [TNX TA2RC]
TA      - Omer, TA6IA reports he plans to participate in the IOTA Contest from
          Giresun Island (AS-154). [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
TK      - Stefano, IK5PWQ  will  operate (CW  and  SSB on  the  HF  bands)  as
          TK/IK5PWQ from Corsica (EU-014) on 1-15 August. He also plans to  be
          active as TK/IK5PWQ/P  (on 20 metres  CW and  SSB) from  one of  the
          coastal islands (EU-164). QSL via bureau (for TK/IK5PWQ) and  direct
          (for TK/IK5PWQ/P:  Stefano Ceccotti,  Piazza Dante  Alighieri  3-AL,
          56030 Cascine di Buti - PI, Italy
TK      - Gilberto, IZ2GIL will be active (on 2-80 metres, 6 metres  excluded)
          as TK/IZ2GIL from Corsica on 1-30 August.
UA      - Vlad, RZ1OA and Dima, UA1OLM will operate from Layda Island (EU-153,
          RR-02-27) from 28  July to 1  August. QSL via  RZ1OA (Vlad  Sadakov,
          P.O. Box 48, Arkhangelsk, 163040, Russia). [TNX RZ1OA]
UA      - Look for Vladimir  (RV1CC/0), Serge (UA1ANA/0),  Yuri (RA0FU/p)  and
          Elen (RV3ACA/0) to be active from Shikotan Island (AS-062, RR-15-06)
          on 10-18 August. QSL via home calls. [TNX RV3ACA]
UA      - Wasilij, RU3SD and  others plan to  be active as  UE3SFF/6 from  the
          Natural Reserve  of Bogdinsko-Baskunchakskij  - and  possibily  also
          from islands located in the Caspian Sea - in August. QSL via DL8KAC.
          [TNX DL8KAC]
UR      - Special event station EN40EKR will be active on all HF bands CW  and
          SSB on 8-14 August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the  amateur
          radio club in Kryvy Rig, Ukraine.  QSL via UT4EK, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX UT4EK]
VE      - Alex, VE7FGY will be on Pasley Island (NA-091) until 5 September. He
          plans to operate on most weekends (generally from 17 to 5 UTC, on or
          around 14260 kHz) and to be active during the IOTA Contest. QSL  via
          home call. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
VE      - Len, VE9MY and Linda, VE9GLF report they will be operating from IOTA
          NA-081 on  7  August (the  island  is not  known  at  this  time  as
          transportation has  to be  arranged). However,  this will  be a  new
          Canadian island, as will be the island   they hope to activate on  5
          August (this one will not count for IOTA). QSL to home calls, direct
          or bureau.
VE & W  - Bob, N3RW and Jack,  KG6RWI will operate  QRP from Vancouver  Island
          (NA-036) and Whidby Island (NA-065) between  16 and 20 August.  Look
          for them on CW (+/- 7030, 10110,  14060 and 18075 kHz) and SSB  (+/-
          14260 and 18150 kHz). [TNX N3RW]
VK9     - Charlie, W0YG will be active as VK9XG from Christmas Island (OC-002)
          from 23  October to  7 November,  and as  VK9CG from  Cocos  Keeling
          (OC-003) on 7-21 November. QSL direct only via home call. [TNX W0YG]
VU      - The IOTA  Contest activity  from Elephanta  Island (AS-169)  [425DXN
          742] has  been cancelled  owing to  heavy rains  and flooding.  [TNX
W       - John, K4BAI and Jeff, KU8E will operate from Jekyll Island  (NA-058)
          on 29-31 July,  and will participate  in the IOTA  Contest as  KU8E.
          They might also go and operate as W4AN from Amelia Island  (NA-138).
          QSL KU8E via home call, QSL W4AN via K4BAI. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
W       - Rob, N3RW/6 and Jack, KG6RWI we  will be active from Santa  Catalina
          Island  (NA-066)  during  the  first  week  of  August.  Their  main
          frequencies will be 14060 kHz CW  and 18150 kHz  SSB, and they  will
          run 5  watts out  of solar  panel charged  batteries. QSL  via  home
          calls. [TNX www.islandchaser.com]
W       - The Old Barney ARC will be operating as N2OB from "Old Barney",  the
          Barnegat Lighthouse  (USA-039) on  Long  Beach Island  (NA-111,  USI
          NJ-001S) on 6 August  from about 13  UTC until 21  UTC (rain date  7
          August). Most operation  is planned  for 20  and 40  metres SSB  and
          local 2 metres. QSL via N2OB. [TNX N2OO]
W       - The Low Country Contest  Club will operate  as NU4SC from  Sullivans
          Island (NA-110,  USI SC-004S)  on 6-7  August. QSL  via K3IXD.  [TNX
W       - The Old Barney ARC will be operating as W2T from the Tucker's Island
          Lighthouse (USA-911)  in  the Tuckerton  Seaport  in  Tuckerton,  NJ
          during the  International  Lighthouse  &  Lightship  Weekend  (20-21
          August), from about 13 UTC to  21 UTC each day. Activity is  planned
          for 40 and 20 meter SSB and local 2 metres. QSL via N2OO. [TNX N2OO]
W       - Adam, K2ARB  will  be  active  as  K2ARB/1  from  Martha's  Vineyard
          (NA-046, USI MA-005S) on 1-30 August.  Look for activity on 80,  40,
          30, 20 and 17 metres CW. QSL  via home call, direct or bureau.  [TNX
YB      - Adhi, YC3MM reports  that YB3ZMI will  be aired  from Madura  Island
          (OC-237) and Sembilangan Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-079) starting  around
          17 UTC  on 29  July, IOTA  Contest included.  QSL via  IZ8CCW.  [TNX

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                          ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

6 METRES IN HUNGARY ---> The Hungarian National Communications Authority  has
authorized a maximum of 60 licenced  amateur radio stations to operate on  50
MHz from 1 to 30 August. Haros Radioclub (HA5HRK) and two other amateur radio
organizations will take  part in the  experiment, which is  aimed to to  test
whether interference with television broadcast is manageable, and if the band
can be opened for amateur radio use. There will be no mode restrictions,  but
a limit of 5W ERP. [TNX HA5X]

ARISS ---> The International Space Station  is now under construction and  is
permanently manned  by  teams  of  astronauts,  many  of  whom  have  amateur
licenses. Amateurs from the ISS partner countries, in the USA, Russia, Japan,
Europe and Canada,  have set  up ARISS  (Amateur Radio  on the  International
Space Station), a  program to  develop and  put into  operation the  on-board
amateur station.  The  following frequencies  are  currently used  for  ARISS
general QSOs:
Voice and Packet Downlink: 145.80 (Worldwide)
Voice Uplink: 144.49 for Regions 2 and 3 (The Americas, and the Pacific)
Voice Uplink: 145.20 for Region 1 (Europe, Central Asia and Africa)
Packet Uplink: 145.99 (Worldwide)
Crossband FM repeater downlink: 145.80 MHz (Worldwide)
Crossband FM repeater uplink: 437.80 MHz (Worldwide)
All frequencies are subject to Doppler shifting.
Full information can be found on various web sites, for instance:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/  [TNX  Info  Radio   and

CROATIAN ISLANDS ---> According to the  Mediterranean Islands Award  Bulletin
(http://www.mdxc.org/bol_archive.asp), the following stations are resident on
Croatian islands: Neno/9A7N, 9A1CM (Radio Club)  and Vedran/9A4VV on  Korcula
(EU-170,  MIA  MC-163);  Mladen/  9A2MB  on  Ugljan  (EU-170,  MIA   MC-441);
Branko/9A7YY on Vis (EU-016, MIA MC-452);  Milan/ 9A4KF on Hvar (EU-016,  MIA
MC-132); Koki/9A2JG, Ivo/9A2GF  and Tomo/9A4W on  Brac (EU-016, MIA  MC-042).

EU-147 ---> Please note that as long as their status remains unconfirmed, the
following islands are not valid for EU-147:
RR-02-61   Lushov                   RR-02-65   Guby Popova
RR-02-62   Ploskie Ludy             RR-02-66   Kalgalakshskoy Guby
RR-02-63   Guby Chupa               RR-02-67   Bolshoy Robyak
RR-02-64   Guby Gridina             RR-02-68   Yaichnaya Luda
All of these  island were to  be activated by  the RZ4HZW  team [425DXN  741]
during their  21 July  - 2  August trip  to the  White Sea.  [TNX RRA  /  WRC

HF DX SWL MEETING ---> ARI  Sala Consilina (Salerno) organizes  an HF DX  SWL
Meeting that will  take place  on 1-2  October. Speakers  will include  Mauro
Pregliasco (I1JQJ), Alfredo  Gallerati (IK7JGI), Andrea  Panati (IK1PMR)  and
Vinicio Ravizza (IK2CIO); for those interested in getting a US amateur  radio
license (any class), a test session will be held on 1 October (details can be
found at http://www.ik1pmr.com/vec/sala-2005.php).  Further information  will
be available at http://iz8ajq.altervista.org

NEW PREFIXES ---> Germany has started issuing DQ and DR callsigns, as well as
2x1 calls to club stations. Moreover, only the DP0-DP2 prefixes will still be
used  exclusively  for  extraterritorial  areas  (for  instance  Antarctica).
Currently there are no DI prefix callsigns. [TNX DL1ELY]

QSL YV5TX  ---> Jose  Manuel, YV5TX  (ex YY5JMM)  reports  that his  new  QSL
manager is EA5KB.

MORE ON AMATEUR RADIO IN YEMEN ---> The following was received from  Vladimir
Bykov, UA4WHX on 23 July:
    Hello everybody again!
    I just left the office of the Ministry of Telecommunications.
    Mr Abdulgader Ibrahim, Director General of Frequency Management Depertment
    of the  Ministry of  Communications asked  me to  pass this  on to  fellow
    1. He needs as much visual material  as possible as he has an  arrangement
       with the  security section  of Yemen  Ministry of  Interior to  give  a
       presentation related to amateur radio trying to prove that:
       A. it is good for the country
       B. it poses no threat to security.
       Handbooks, magazines,  tapes,  CD's,  samples  of  picture  QSL  cards,
       amateur radio posters will be greatly appreacied, being new or used, no
       difference. Send them to him at as soon as possible to:
       Mr Abdulgader Ibrahim
       Director General of Frequency Management Department
       of the Ministry pf Communications and Information Technology
       Airport Road
       Al Jiraf
       P.O. Box 25237
       TEL: 00967-1-331455
       FAX: 00967-1-331457
    2. He can reconfirm via fax or e-mail  that there has never been a  single
       amatuer radio operation from Yemen, if he receives an official  inquiry
       from ARRL or any other AM. Radio Club. One - only! - authorization  has
       been given to  a sulatan of  Kuwait but he  never operated. All  others
       according to  his and  a  few other  officails  words are  pirates  and
       illegal. No matter what documents they present and what they say.
    These are some of the other names I also know a few e-mails and some  cell
    phones but I am not authorized to give  them. All of them speak very  good
    English! and are open minded.
    1. Eng. Addullah A. Al-Hamami
       Assistant Deputy Minister
       Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
       P.O. Box 1324
       TEL: 00967-1-331375
       FAX: 00967-1-331804
    2. Mahmoud Yassin
       Deputy Minister
       Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
       P.O. Box 1324
       TEL: 00967-1-331375
       FAX: 00967-1-331804
    3. Abdul Hafied
       Manager Frequency Management Section
       Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
       P.O. Box 1324
       TEL: 00967-1-339272
    For the Ministry of Interior there are  no names I can give although  they
    do exist it should be enough to put just  the mane of the Ministry and  to
    the attention of the Minister, Sana'a, Yemen.
    They also told me a story  how they caught a crew of  Germans a few  years
    ago who operated from  Aden from a  hotel on amateur  radio bands but  the
    Ministry people were nice  to them and  gave their rigs  back to them  and
    just told them to shut down they could have easily ended up in prison.
    In fact, they do understand a  lot about ham radio  here at the  Ministry,
    they think they need it. As  well as the community and  the people of  the
    They wanted to establish a club  at the Ministry to  teach locals and  let
    vistors operate but the Ministry of Interior has never been too happy with
    They (telecom people) are saying, things might as well change soon.
    73, VB
    Sana'a, Yemen

NEWS FROM  CANADA --->  Doug, VA7DP  reports that  effective immediately,  HF
operation on the bands below 30  MHz has been  authorized by Industry  Canada
a) amateurs who were certified with  only the Basic Qualification prior to  2
April 2002;
b)  amateurs  who  have   been  certified  with   both  Basic  and   Advanced
c) amateurs with  only the  Basic Qualification  who were  certified after  1
April 2002, and who achieved a pass mark of 80% or greater.
Those amateurs with only the Basic  Qualification who were certified after  1
April 2002, but who achieved less than an 80% pass mark, will either have  to
qualify in Morse,  write the Advanced  or re-write the  Basic examination  to
obtain HF privileges.  This latter requirement  is related to  a decision  to
increase the Basic examination pass mark to ensure that candidates have been
tested in all  areas of the  syllabus. Also effective  immediately, the  pass
mark for the Basic Qualification has been raised from 60% to 70%.

QSL 9K2GS ---> W6YJ is no longer the QSL manager for Abdallah, 9K2GS. The new
QSL route for either 9K2GS and 9K2K is via EA5KB. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

QSL FW5ZL ---> Cards should be  sent to FR5ZL: Guy Petit  de la Rhodiere,  33
Chemin Lambert, Casabois, 97433 Salazie (La Reunion), France.

QSL S92RI ---> All of the  direct requests received so  far for the  February
2005 S92RI  operation from  Rolas Island  (AF-023)  have been  processed  and
mailed. The team is  now working on  the bureau cards.  QSL via CT1APE.  [TNX

QSL VIA CT3KN ---> Ricardo is the  QSL manager (direct and bureau) for  CQ3A,
CQ3T, CQ9T, CT9KN, CS94KN, PP6ZKN, CT3KN/CT1,  CT/CT3KN/P. For direct  cards,
please note his new address: Ricardo  Martins, Rua Levada dos Barreiros 10  4
X, 9000-161 Funchal, Portugal. [TNX CT3KN]

YEMEN UPDATE ---> The following was  received from Vladimir Bykov, UA4WHX  on
26 July:
    Hello everybody again!
    RE: Yemen Telecom
    Their last current problem is they need to pass a legislation abd they  do
    not know who  and how may  compose a draft  of it  (at the  Ministry -  no
    knowledge, no time).  Otherwise: two  months and  they are  ready to  give
    Can we find  samples of legislation  related to amateur  radio, best  from
    Arabic speaking  countries?  Or just  from  as many  as  it  is  possible.
    Amything goes.
    73, VB
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

+ SILENT  KEY +  The team  on Culatra  Island (EU-145)  [425DXN 735]  started
pre-contest activity on  28 July.  They planned  to participate  in the  IOTA
Contest as CT6C; however,  in the UTC  morning of 29  July the operation  was
cancelled owing to the sudden and untimely death of Sam Pimenta, CT1EEN,  who
was expected to  be part of  the team. Sam  was very well  known in the  IOTA
circle; he operated from  various Portuguese IOTA  groups under his  callsign
and as IOTA Contest team member (CQ2P in 1998  and CT6B in 2003), in 1999  he
participated in the VK9RS  operation (OC-230) and  also operated as  VK6EEN/P
(OC-199 and OC-183), in 2003 he was one of the ZW8M (SA-042) team members. We
will miss his unmistakable voice in the pile-ups.

                          *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

AWARDS HUNTER:   This new piece of software, created  by Andrew/UA3AA and  his
                 team, is  for amateur  radio operators  who enjoy  collecting
                 awards as part of their hobby. The programme generates  award
                 applications  automatically,  with  almost  no  manual   work
                 required. Details can be found at http://www.awardshunter.com
EU-130:          Pictures of  the  recent  operation  from  Anfora  Island  by
                 Stefano,  IV3LZQ   and  Paolo,   IV3PUT  can   be  found   at

QSLs received direct or through managers:  3A2MD, 3G0YP, 3S2MD, 4K5D,  4L1MA,
4T75O, 4U1ITU, 4U1UN, 5H3HK, 5H3RK, 5R8FU, 5R8GZ, 5T5SN, 5Z4DZ, 9G5OO, 9G5SP,
9H1ZA, 9J2CA, 9K2MU,  9M2AX, 9M2CNC, 9M6/G3OOK,  9V1YC, A71BX, A92GR,  BV4CT,
CE8A (SA-094)CO8LY, CP6XE, CU7/G3TXF, CW5R  (SA-039), ET3TK, EY7AF,  FJ/N1DL,
JT1Y, KH7X,  KH8/N9TK,  KH9/AH8H, KI7VR/HI9,  OC4P  (SA-052),  OY3QN,  PZ5RA,
W6/MOBLF/P (NA-066),WH8/F6EXV,  XE3ARV, XF4IH,  XQ6ET, YB4IR  (OC-143),  YE1P

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