425 DX News issue #735

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                              425 DX News #735
                                04 June 2005
                          Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

           Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: 
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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

4L      - Slava, US7IGF reports  will operate SSB  and CW on  the HF bands  as
          4L/US7IGF from  Tbilisi, Georgia  on 8-13  June. QSL  via home  call
          (Slava Shevchenko, P.O. Box 591,  Slavyansk-12, Donetsk obl.  84112,
4U_un   - Activation of the UN HQ station, 4U1UN, has been planned for 5 June,
          with W1CX and KT1J as operators. Primary mode will be RTTY and  PSK,
          with possible  SSB operation  on 60  metres.  The operation  is,  as
          always, subject to availability of the station. QSL via HB9BOU. [TNX
4X      - Fourteen special event stations (4X17M, 4X17A, 4X17C, 4X17B,  4X17I,
          4X17H, 4Z17M, 4Z17A, 4Z17C, 4Z17B, 4Z17I, 4Z17H, 4X17MG, and 4Z17MG)
          will be active from Israel from 21 June to 21 July before and during
          the 17th  Maccabiah Games,  to be  held in  Tel-Aviv on  10-21  July
          (http://www.maccabiah17.com/pages/Home_Page.aspx).    The     Israel
          Amateur Radio Club sponsors an award for contacting these  stations,
          details        can         be         found         at
          http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/Maccabiah17_main.htm. QSL via 4Z4TL  (all
          QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX 4Z4TL]
6Y      - John, KB4CRT will operate on 80-2 metres as 6Y5/KB4CRT from  Jamaica
          (NA-097) on 10-16 June. QSL  via home call,  direct or bureau.  [TNX
9A      - Juergen (9A/DL2SCH), Wolfgang  (9A/DJ3TZ) and Karl-Heinz  (9A/DJ5KL)
          will be active from a few  Croatian islands on 5-10 June. They  plan
          to operate from Rab and Susak  (both count for  EU-136), as well  as
          from Olib, Iz and Ist (all  count for EU-170).  [TNX IT9DAA and  MIA
9A      - Marco, IK1ACX will operate SSB  and CW from  Pag Island (EU-170)  on
          14-20 August. [TNX IT9DAA and MIA Bulletin]
C6      - Pete, W2GJ and Steve, AA4V will operate as C6APR (QSL via W2GJ)  and
          C6ARV (QSL via  AA4V) from Crooked  Island (NA-113), Bahamas  during
          the IOTA  Contest  and again  for  the CQ  WW  SSB Contest  in  late
          October. [TNX VA3RJ]
CT      - Sam/CT1EEN, Carlos/CT1END, Luis/CT1EEQ and other operators from  the
          Portuguese DX Group will participate in the IOTA Contest from  Bugio
          Island (EU-040, DIP  ES-003). They plan  to use  a special  callsign
          TBA. [TNX CT1END]
CU      - A large  group  of operators  from  Portugal, Germany,  England  and
          Switzerland will  be active  from Carapacho  Lighthouse on  Graciosa
          Island (EU-175), Azores between 23 July and 4 August. They will have
          three stations active on 6-160 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  Look
          for HB9CRV to operate as CU4/CT3FN  on 6 metres starting on 23  July
          (a beacon will be active around  the clock on 50.112 MHz); the  rest
          of the group (CT1AGF, CT1EPV, CT1EGW, CT1GFK, CT1GPQ, DJ2VO,  DF6QV,
          G3KHZ, HB9CNU, HB9CQL and HB9EBV) will join him on the 27th and will
          operate as CU4T on 27-29 July and 1-3 August. They will  participate
          in the IOTA  Contest (30-31 July)  as CU4M.  QSL CU4T  and CU4M  via
          CT1GFK, direct  or  bureau. QSL  CU4/CT3FN  via  HB9CRV,  direct  or
          bureau. [TNX N3SL]
EA      - Mel, EA7AHS will be active as CS0RCL/P from Culatra Island  (EU-145)
          on 10-12 June.  He will have  a beacon on  50123 kHz.  QSL via  home
          call. [TNX The Daily DX]
F       - F6GNG, F6BMU, F5JOT and F5IL will operate on all modes and bands  as
          TM6BMC from the WWII German battery site at Mont-Canisy on 4-7 June,
          to celebrate the 61st anniversary of D-Day. QSL via bureau to  F5IL.
          [TNX F5IL]
FP      - Tom, N6RA will  operate as FP/N6RA  from Miquelon  (NA-032) on  9-21
          June. He will concentrate on 6 metres, looking particularly for  the
          West Coast, Europe and the Middle  East. Look for him on 50.120  MHz
          except during the ARRL VHF Contest (11-12 June). QSL via home  call.
          Joe, K2VUI will join him on  9-14 June and will operate as  FP/K2VUI
          on 10-80 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]
G       - The Warrington  Amateur  Radio  Club  (http://www.warc.org.uk)  will
          operate as GB0SGI from  St. Georges Island  (EU-120) on 13-17  June.
          Plans are to have two stations  active on the HF  bands for about  8
          hours  during  daylight  each  day,  with  possibility  of  nightime
          operation for 1-2 nights. QSL via M0ANM.
G       - Arthur, G7BQY and others will operate on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 40  and
          80 metres  as  GB2CD on  1-3  July from  the  Forset Scout  Camp  at
          Sandiway, on the occasion  of the Chester  District Scout Camp.  QSL
          via the RSGB bureau or direct to G7BQY. [TNX G7BQY]
GM      - Jim, MM0BQI  and his  team have  had to  change the  dates of  their
          operation from the  Treshnish Islands (EU-108)  [425DXN 719] to  3-6
          June due to  sailing conditions. They  will operate  as MM0BQI/P  on
          80-6 metres SSB, CW and  RTTY; equipment has  been donated to  cover
          60m  so  they  will  be  listening  and  calling  especially  Sunday
          afternoon/evening. QSL  via the  bureau or  direct to  MM0BQI.  [TNX
HR      - A large group  of operators will  be active on  40-10 metres SSB  as
          HQ9P from Pigeon Key, Bahia  Islands (NA-057) on  3-5 June. QSL  via
          HR2PAC (direct) or HR2RCH (bureau). A nice photo gallery of previous
          IOTA operations organized by the Radio Club de Honduras can be found
          at http://www.qsl.net/hr2rch/id28.htm
I       - COTA (Carabinieri On The Air, http://www.cota.cc) station IQ6CC will
          be active on 4-8 June. QSL via IZ8DDG. [TNX I6YOT]
I       - Alessio, IZ0CKJ and Simon, IZ7ATN are  active from Palmarola  Island
          (EU-045, IIA LT-008) until 5 June. QSL via IZ0CKJ, direct or bureau.
          [TNX IZ0CKJ]
J6      - Scott/N9AG (J68AS), Kirk/W8QID (J68ID) and  Mark, J6/WB9CIF will  be
          active from St. Lucia (NA-108) from  22 June to 4 July. Expect  them
          to be mostly on 6m, RTTY and 160m (for the VKs), but all bands  will
          be available. QSL to home calls. [TNX NG3K and OZ6OM]
JW      - The Daily DX reports that Oyvind,  LA2TOA is currently stationed  on
          Bear  Island  (EU-027),  Svalbard  and  will  remain  there  through
          November. He hopes to be able to operate from the JW1I club station,
          which however has "no working antennas right now".
OZ      - Palle, OZ5MJ and Jakob, OZ7AEI will  operate as homecall/p from  Lyo
          Island (EU-172, DIA FY-009) on 12 June, starting around 9 UTC.  They
          will then move  on to the  Avernako (EU-172, DIA  FY-010), and  will
          activate the two  lighthouses located  on this  island (DEN-156  and
          DEN-157). Plans are to have two stations active on 20 and 40  metres
          SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX OZ7AEI]
PY0_fdn - Juan Carlos, EA2RC and Marq, CT1BWW will be active as PY0F/EA2RC and
          PY0F/CT1BWW from  Fernando  de  Noronha  (SA-003)  on  1-14  August.
          Further       information        can       be        found        at
          http://www.geocities.com/EA2RC/index.htm [TNX EA4TD]
TI      - Tono, EA9CP will operate on 40,  20, 15 and  10 metres as  EA9CP/TI8
          from Barrio  del  Carmen  Lighthouse  (ARLHS  COS-007)  on  5  June,
          starting around 17 UTC. QSL via home call. [TNX EA4AAA]
UA      - Yuri, RA0FU and Ken,  RA0FW will operate  as homecall/p from  Iturup
          Island (AS-025) on 8-15 June. Look for them on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15
          metres, plus 144 and 432 MHz. QSL via home calls, direct or  bureau.
          [TNX RA0FU]

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

DXCC NEWS  ---> The  VU4RBI/VU4NRO  QSL cards  are  being accepted  for  DXCC
credit. The  following  clarification  comes  from  Bill  Moore,  NC1L  (DXCC
Manager): "A  few  cards  have  been rejected  on  the  basis  of  incomplete
information on the  cards. We  apologize to  Bharathi, NIAR,  et.al. for  any
misunderstandings. If you received a QSL  card complete with all data  (time,
date, band, mode and callsign), there is no  problem. If you have a QSL  card
with less than complete data (callsign only, missing time/date, etc.) we will
need to see the card at  HQ. This is usual procedure.  Blank cards and  cards
missing information are always subject to  inspection at HQ.  Do not add  the
missing information. As always  we strive to  maintain the highest  integrity
possible in the  DXCC program.  Ms. Prasad  has graciously  agreed to  supply
additional log information where  necessary. If you  have only an  incomplete
card, do not  alter the card  by filling in  the missing information.  Simply
send us the card, and we will try to obtain the fill. If you expect a  direct
QSL, it would be easier on everyone involved if you would wait for the direct

HV5PUL ---> Station  Manager Luca Della  Giovampaola, IW0DJB  should like  to
remind DXers that HV5PUL, the amateur radio station located at the Pontifical
Lateran University, is still active and in good health. Cards should be  sent
to HV5PUL, c/o  Pontificia Universita'  Lateranense, Piazza  San Giovanni  in
Laterano 4, 00120 Citta' del Vaticano.

ITALIAN DX CONVENTION ---> The XXI  Italian HF-DX Convention will take  place
in Bologna  and Pontecchio  Marconi on  24-25 September.  Presentations  will
include  "Somalia  2005  (6O0CW)"  by  Silvano  /2YSB,  Marcello/IK2DIA   and
Andrea/IK1PMR, "Kerguelen  2005 (FT5XO)"  by Robert/SP5XVY  and "JT1Y:  Eight
Years of  Expeditions  to Mongolia"  by  Nicola/I0SNY  and  Mauro/I1JQJ.  For
further information please contact Anton, IK4UPU (ik4upu@amsat.org) or  visit
http://www.ari-bo.it [TNX IK4UPU]

MDXC SPONSORED OPERATIONS ---> The Mediterraneo DX Club, established in April
1997, has sponsored 53 operations since 2000 including 10 IOTA new ones and a
number of rare IOTA groups. The full list of the activities so far  sponsored
by the MDXC can be found at http://www.mdxc.org/sponsor.asp [TBX IZ8CCW]

NEW BOOK ---> "Who's Who in  Amateur Radio?", published by the Radio  Society
of Great  britain,  provides a  listing  of around  500  of the  most  active
amateurs, including their name, callsign, place of residence, date of  birth,
profession, education, when  they were  first licensed,  their amateur  radio
achievements, areas  of amateur  radio interest,  and amateur  radio club  or
society memberships. In nearly 50% of the cases the listing is accompanied by
a photograph  of  the individual  which  will help  to  put a  face  to  that
well-known callsign. Entries  are in alphabetical  order by current  callsign
but included is an index by surname and appendices listing various key people
in amateur radio, and in particularly in the history of the Radio Society  of
Great     Britain.     Further      details     can      be     found      at

NOT THE MANAGER --->  Manju, S21AM is  not the QSL  manager for S21SHQ,  even
though the  operator gave  that QSL  route. The  correct address  is:  Aminul
Kawser Khan, Deputy National Commissioner, Bangladesh Scouts, P.O. Box  5130,
1205 Dhaka, Bangladesh. [TNX The Daily DX]

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> John, IW0BET reports he is receiving direct and  bureau
cards for contacts made with  IR0PS, a station  for which he  is not the  the
current QSL manager.  This call has  been reissued to  the Italian  Antarctic
station "Baia  Terra  Nova"  (I-01 for Antarctica Award).  John says that the
correct QSL route  is  via  IK0AIH,  only cards  for contacts  made  before 1
January 2003 can be sent to IW0BET.

QSL 9A0CI --->  The QSL route  for the  recent 9A0CI  operation from  Lastovo
Island (EU-016, CI-051) is via DE0MST. Direct cards sent to Emir, 9A6AA  will
be honoured as he has the logs, but  he will forward bureau cards to  DE0MST.

QSL 9M6/G3OOK ---> With immediate effect Graham, M5AAV is the QSL Manager for
John, 9M6/G3OOK.  Requests can  be sent  direct (Graham  Ridgeway, 6  Pilgrim
Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 0JQ,  England) or via  the RSGB bureau.  [TNX

QSL PZ5XX  ---> Cards  should be  sent to  Olli, EA4BQ/OH0XX  to either  Olli
Rissanen, Apartado Postal 97, 28710 El Molar, Madrid, Spain (new address)  or
Olli Rissanen, #599, 1313 So. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, USA.
The same QSL route is all right also for 8R1K, 8R1RPN and OA4WW.

WRTC 2006 ---> At the World Radiosport Team Championship (Florianopolis, 7-10
July 2006) there will be 2 National Special Invited Teams (winners of the two
previous WRTCs), 5 National Teams representing the WRTC host countries  (USA,
Finland, Slovenia and Brazil), 32 National  Teams from Regional Areas (to  be
selected on the basis of  the scores achieved  in 10 contests  out of the  33
selected by  the organizing  committee), 3  National Sponsored  Teams (to  be
selected by an on-line auction),  3 National Young  Teams (for operators  not
older than  22 at  31 December  2005) and  10-15 Multi-National  Multi/Single
Teams.  The   full  Team   Selection  Criteria   are  now   downloadable   at
http://www.wrtc2006.com [TNX PY5EG]

ZA/IK0OKY ---> Emilio  is still active  on HF, 6m,  2m and  70cm from  Tirana
(JN91WH) until  August  2006. QSL  via  IW0BET direct  or  bureau;  logs  are
available at www.qsl.net/iw0bet/manager.htm [TNX IW0BET]

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

DX SPOTS:    Rod Elliott, VE3UW has collected the DX spots from the OH2AQ  Web
             Cluster since January 1997. The collection - from January 1997 up
             to May 2005  - is available  at www.425dxn.org/dxspots/ ,as  well
             the software (DXINFO v2.0)  which will enable  you to handle  the
             files (instructions at the URL above).
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 3  June
             2005). [TNX JI6KVR]
LOGS:        On-line logs for 5Z4YT1CS (Nairobi) and 5Z4YT1CS/M (Lamu  Island,
             AF-040) are  now available  on  http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.html
             (event though they are listed as  5Z4/). If you cannot find  your
             QSO, please e-mail Goran, YZ1SG  (yz1sg@eunet.yu) and will  check
             the original paper log. Cards have  been printed and Miki,  YT1CS
             will start answering them soon. [TNX YZ1SG]
TOP LISTS:   The  latest  Topband,  Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are   now
             available   at   http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.
             Please send  your scores,  as well  as  any request  for  further
             information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@fastwebnet.it)

QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2RR, 3D2VB, 3G0YM, 3G0YP,  3V8SF,
4U1UN, 5T/F5VHH, 5T5AFF,  5U7JB, 5W0VB, 6O0X,  8J1MOK, 8Q7QQ, 9J2HK,  9N7BCC,
A35VB,   AP2NK,  C93Q,  CE8A (SA-094),  CO3CJ/1  (NA-093),  CO3VK/1 (NA-093),
CW5R (SA-039),  D70YT/5,   D88S (AN-010; AA HL-01),  EP4HR,  EY8CQ, FG/F5CWU,
FK/AC4LN,  FO/AC4LN,  FO/F6EPY,  FO/N6JA,  FT5WJ  (AF-008),   FT5XO (AF-048),
FW/AC4LN,  GI1W, H40VB, H44VB, HC1MD,  HZ1EX, IB0CW (EU-045),  IH9YMC, JT1CO,
K8T,  KC4/KD4VMM  (AN-012; AA K-10),   KH8SI (OC-200),  KL7NO, LX/PA6Z, OA4O,
OY1CT, P29VVB, R1ANF (AN-010; AA UA-04), S01MZ, S79QK (AF-033), ST2BF, SU1SK,
SV2ASP/A, SX9G, T20VB, T30VB, T9X, TN6X,  TZ9A, UA0ZC,  V31TR,  V63MB, VK9AA,

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