425 DX NEWS #259
20 April 1996

Edited by I1JQJ & I1-21171



4K2    - In August Sergey R1FJZ will end the operations from Franz Josef Land
         and collect the QSLs from DF7RX (who works as a "mail box").
6W     - Starting from July, for two years, Didier, F5OGL will be active from
         Dakar, Senegal.  Didier  plans to work  on all  bands from 10 to 160
         metres in CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via F6KEQ.
7O     - Paul, F6EXV is looking for another permission to operate from Yemen.
8P     - From 20 to 27 April David, VE3VET and Joe, VE3BW will be active from
         Barbados respectively as 8P9IJ and 8P9IK. QSL via home calls.
9K5    - From 7 April to 7 May Kuwaiti amateurs can use the 9K5 prefix.
9M2    - On  27  and  28  April  Hans, DF5UG/9M2QQ  will be active from Ketam 
         island (AS-074). Hans plans to start operations around 13 UTC.
9M8    - On  20  and  21  April  Hans, DF5UG/9M8QQ will be active from Satang 
         island (OC-165). Hans plans to start operations around 13 UTC.
9N     - During April Mako,  JA1OEM will be active  from Nepal as  9N1HP. QSL
         via home call
9U     - Jean-Pierre, F5FHI has been issued the call 9U5DX. QSL via F2VX (all
         the contacts will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; the QSL
         manager is waiting for the disk with the  last  9,000 QSOs  made  by
         Jean-Pierre as  9U/F5FHI).   9U/EA1FH has  been issued a new call as 
         well (9U5CW).
C6     - In mid-June WA4VCC, K4MQG and AA4R will be active from Grand Bahamas 
         (NA-001) using the call K4MQG/C6.
CE     - CE8PWE/P is active from Navarino island (SA-050).
CO     - CO8ZZ and other operators should participate in the CQWPX CW Contest
         as CO0RCT or CO9RCT.   
CT     - CT1AHU, CT1BOH,  CT1BOP, CT1CBI, CT1DIZ and CT4NH, of the Portuguese
         DX Group Contest Team,  will participate in the IOTA  Contest (27-28
         July) from Berlenga Is. (EU-040).
CU     - From 3 May  CU4AH/p will be  active for three  days from Ponta Barca
         lighthouse (DFP  FAZ-003) located  on Graciosa  Island (DIP  AZ-004)
         Operations will take place on 20, 40 and 80 meters.
CY0    - The activity  of CY0AA from Sable Island [425DXN 257] will be exten-
         ded from 7 to 15  days.  Mike, VE9AA  will be the first to arrive on
         the island  and the  operations should start on  18 June. The second
         group of  two  operators (WA8JOC  and W9OEH) will  arrive about five
         days later and  until 2 July  there will  be three  active  stations
         (from 2 to  160 metres). QSL via  WD8SDL (for HF contacts) and VE9AA
         (for 2 and 6  metres contacts). Cards  via bureau will be sent later
         (the direct  cards will not be  sent also via  bureau). QSL managers
         suggest to wait six months before sending dupe  direct requests.
DL     - DA0IMD  is  active  during  the International Marconi Day (20 April) 
         from Borkum island (EU-047).
DL     - During the weekend DL2MX will be active from EU-129.
DL     - During the weekend DL7VSN will be active from EU-057.
DU     - In July Jim DU2/N3GKY should be active from OC-092 for three or four
         days.
EA     - Sunday 21 April the EA3BT/P  team (EA3BT, EA3AOK and EA3FBM) will be
         active from El Portell island (DIE E-243). QSL via EA3BT.
EA     - On  28 April the station ED6ZXN will be active from Isla D'es Farayo 
         D'es Fred (DIE E-133). QSL via EA6ZX.
EA     - On 28  April EA4ENK will be active from Isla Cogolludos (DIEI BA-14)
         QSL via EA5OL.
EA     - On  28  April EA4EHE will be active from Isla as Mestas (DIEI OR-04)
         QSL via EA1EHE.
EA     - From 4 to 5  May  the station ED6IDM will be active from Isla de Me-
         norca (DIE E-022). QSL via EA6ARM.
EA9    - The  operations  from  Alboran  island [425DXN 251] are likely to be 
         postponed to May or June.
F      - During the weekend F6OYU will be active from EU-064.
F      - Until 21 April F5PAC/P will be active from Oleron island (EU-032).
F      - From 5 to 11 May  FB1BAM/P will  be active  in CW (10, 15, 20 and 40
         metres) from Belle Ile (EU-048).
FK     - Until 4 May Guy, F6EYG will be active again as FK8DH.
FS     - After the operations from Anguilla (see VP2E) JH4IFF should  be  ac-
         tive as FS/N2INQ from Saint Martin.
G      - On 26  and 30 May Steve  (G0SGB), Patrick  (G1SMX) and  Keith (G2UT)
         will be  active from various  islands in the Scilly  group (EU-011).
         Operations will take place on 3.760, 7.060 and 14.265 MHz.
G      - From 7 to 9 May Larry (K5MK), David (G0EVV) and Eric (G0KJW) will be
         active  mainly in SSB from Farne islands (EU-109). QSL via their re-
         spective home calls.
GM     - From 3 to 5 May Larry (K5MK), David (G0EVV) and Eric (G0KJW) will be
         active mainly in SSB from Summer islands (EU-092). QSL via their re-
         spective home calls.
HR     - Ron, N2EUN is active as HR3RON  and it is often possible to find him
         on 14.280 MHz around 23 UTC. QSL via home call.
HS     - Nerio,  IK4MRH  lives  on  Phuket  island  (AS-053)  and has got the 
         licence to be  active as HS0/IK4MRH  on 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters. At 
         the  moment  Nerio is  active using a three element mounted in a low 
         position, but has already ordered a tower. QSL via IK4DCT.
I      - On 21 April,  weather  permitting,  Nino, IK8DDN/IC8  will be active 
         from La Castelluccia island (EU-031, IIA NA-018).
I      - Saturday  27 and during the  morning of  Sunday 28 April Vito, I3BQC
         will be active from Trezze island (IIA VE-036). 15, 20 and 40 metres
         operations.
I      - In the first half of May Alberto, IK4HPU will be active from La Bat-
         teria (IIA RO-007).
I      - The activity  of IK0JFW/IA5 and IK0MHR/IA5  from Formiche di  Burano
         (EU-028, IIA GR-004),  planned for 14  April [425DXN  255], has been
         postponed to Sunday 21 April.
I      - Starting from 20 April the call IY8UN (joker for  the WABA) will  be
         replaced by IR8ANT.  From 20 April to 5 May  the station IR8ANT will
         be  active  in SSB  and  CW on all the bands (WARC included) and via 
         satellite. QSL via I8ACB.
I      - The  Salento  DX  Team  plans to activate some islands in the Puglia 
         region:  Sant'Andrea  di  Gallipoli  (EU-091,  IIA LE-001: 27 May-10 
         June)  and  Grande  di Porto Cesareo (EU-091, IIA LE-002: 22 July-10 
         August, including the  IOTA Contest). During the latter operation it
         is also possible an activity Isola Della Malva (IIA LE-003).
I      - Gaetano,  IT9GAI  hopes  to  be  active  from Isola delle Palme (IIA 
         SR-???) on Saturday 20 April.
I      - The operations  from Isola  Bella (EU-025, IIA ME-029), planned from
         26 to 28 April [425DXN 251], will take place on HF and VHF/UHF using 
         the call IQ9IB. Operators  will  be IT9KDA, IT9RRJ,  IT9SKY, IT9LQG,
         IT9LCY, IK8NKQ  and IW9DIZ. QSL via IT9KDA (P.O.Box 99, 98028  Santa
         Teresa di Riva-ME).
J3     - From 25  April to 7  May J37Q and J37P  will be  active on 20 metres
         particularly in the early hours of the local evening.
JA     - From 5 to 7 May JR0GFM will be active from Tsushima is. (AS-036).
JA     - On 28 April  JA6VZB/6  should  be  active in CW  (7.001, 10.115  and
         14.040 MHz) from Uji archipelago (AS-067).
JA     - Yuki, JI6KVR will participate in the IOTA  Contest (27-28 July) from 
         the Uji archipelago (AS-067). QSL via EA5KB.
JD1    - JG8BQI/JD1  is active (mainly during the weekends) from Minami Tori-
         shima. QSL via JA8CJY.
JW     - Froml 1 to 5 May Rag, OZ8RO will be active from Svalbard  islands as
         JW5HE. The operations will mainly take place on new bands.
JX     - JX7DFA will be active from Jan Mayen until October.
OD     - Until 30 September OD/F5PWJ will be active from Libano in CW and SSB
         on all bands. QSL via F5PRR.
OX     - From 10 July to 25  August Terry, G3WUX  will be active (5 Watt QRP)
         from Greenland as OX/G3WUX/P in CW (14.002 MHz) and SSB (14.200MHz). 
         QSL via home call.
P5     - Within  the  end  of the month JA1UT and his team should be visiting 
         North Korea.  They hope  to get a licence  similar to the  one  they
         were issued in order to operate as XY1HT.
PJ     - From 19 to 23 April Mike, K3UOC/7Z5OO  will be active (mainly in CW)
         as PJ5AA from St.Eustatius. QSL via W1AF.
S7     - From 29 April to 5 May Seiji, JH6RTO  will be active from Seychelles
         probably using  the  call S79SF.  QSL via  JH6RTO (Seiji  Fukushima,
         2-183-A207, Soubufrom, Zama City 228, Japan).
SV     - From 19 to 21  April Dimitris (SV1CIB/3), Vasilis (SV1DPJ/3), Kostas
         (SV1CID/3)  and  Aleka  (SV1DPL/3) will be active in SSB and CW from
         Sfaktiria island (EU-158). Operations will take place   on all bands
         and  probably  via   satellite  RS 12/13 as well.  For contacts with 
         SV1DPL/3 and  SV1CID/3  QSL via  direct to SV1CID (Kostas Bakolitsa, 
         Papastratou 42, 30100 Agrinion, Greece). For contacts with  SV1CIB/3 
         and SV1DPJ/3 QSL via direct to SV1CIB (Dimitris Lianos, P.O.Box 127, 
         30100 Agrinion, Greece).
SV     - From 1 to 9 June Phil, SV8/G3SWH  will be active in CW  (40, 30, 20,
         17 and probably 15 metres) from Mykonos island (EU-067). QSL via ho-
         me call.
SV     - From 28 April to 17 May Nick, G0WZK will be  active on 20 metres SSB
         from Antiparos Isl. (EU-067) as SV8/G0WZK/P. QSL via home call.
T7     - From  26  to 28 April Domenico (IK6BMU) and Max (IK6RUM) will be T7/
         from the  Republic of  San Marino. Main activity will take place via
         satellite (AO-10 and AO-13). QSL via home calls. 
TI9    - From  26  or 27 April to early May JH1NBN, TI5RLI, TI5KD, JI3ERV and 
         7L2RPY  will  be active from Coco's Island (NA-012) as TI9X (HF) and  
         TE9RLI  (satellite).  They will return  in Costa Rica on 5 May. Ope-
         rations will take place in SSB, CW and RTTY from 6 to 160 metres and 
         via satellite AO13 and AO10. QSL via JH1NBN.
V5     - In July  and  August  Charlie  KY0A will be active (including on the
         WARC bands) from  Namibia.  This year the call will be V5/ZS6YG. QSL
         via  KY0A. (In February 1997 Charlie, together with WB0HBS, KV0Q and 
         W8UVZ will particpate in  the  ARRL  CW   Contest probably using the 
         call V52YG).
V8     - During his staying in  Borneo  (see YB & 9M8) Hans, DF5UG, should be 
         active fromthe rare Muara Besar (AS-184).
VK     - After  the  activity  from  Magnetic  Island  (OC-171)  Bill,  VK4FW
         (ex-VK4CRR) should operate from Coral Sea Islands Territory (OC-???)
         [425DXN 253 e 255]. QSL via home call.
VK9_coc- From 18 to 31 May  VK4FW, VK4DHM and VK2IVK will be  active from Co-
         cos-Keeling. Operations will take place with two  stations active in
         SSB  (mainly) and  CW on  all bands.  QSL via VK4FW (Bill Horner, 26
         Iron St, Gympie, QLD 4570, Australia).
VK9_wil- Until the end of the year Graeme, VK5WG will be active as VK9WG from
         Willis islands. QSL via home call.
VK0_mac- Warren, VK0WH  [425DXN 257]  reported to Bob, NM7M to be active only
         on  Mondays,  Tuesdays and Thursdays on 40 metres CW (TX 7.009/7.010 
         MHz,  RX 3 up).  The  pirates active  on this frequency are at least 
         two: one  works simplex and the signal seems to come from East Asia, 
         the  other  is  more  difficult  to  identify and should be from New 
         Zealand. The real VK0WH works a slow but good CW. QSL via VK9NS.
VP2E   - From 29 April to 3 May JH4IFF and JH4EZI will be active from Anguil-
         la respectively as VP2EFF and VP2EZI. Operations will take place  in 
         CW, SSB and RTTY from 10 to 160 meters. QSL via home calls.
VU     - Sergio, VU3CUR is  active from the Himalayan zone in India, where he 
         is working. QSL via IW4DHW.
W      - On  8  April  John, NL7TB  and Jeff, KC7VA  were active from Bateman 
         Island, valid for U.S. islands award (WA-066R, Columbia River/Benton
         Cty).
W      - Starting  from 17.30 UTC of  Saturday 20 April John, NL7TB should be
         active from Harper Island, WA (Sprague Lake/Adams County), valid for
         USI Award.
XE     - Earl, KZ8E and other members of the Texas DX Society should partici-
         pate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May) using the call XA5T.
YB     - Before the  end of the  month Hans,  DF5UG will join the Kamil Rally
         until  the West Kalimantan and  will be active on HF, using probably
         the call YB0SMC.
YB     - Between  26  and  30  April  YB5NOF/8  should  be active from Togian 
         islands (OC-???).
YI     - Tom, YI9CW will be active daily until  20 May. Preferred frequencies
         are 7.007, 1.4007, 21.007 and 28.007 MHz. Tom is also active  in 30,
         17 and 12  metres (80  and 160 metres are forbidden in Irak). At the
         end of  May Tom will leave Irak. QSL via SP5AUC  (Tom Rogowski, P.O. 
         Box 11, 02-800 Warsaw 93, Poland).
ZD8    - From the end of May until the end of the year Des, G0DEZ will be ac-
         tive from Ascension Island  as ZD8DEZ. Operations will take place on
         HF and on 50 MHz, mainly in CW. He plans to join major contests. QSL
         via G0DEZ (Des Watson, 12 Chadswell Heights, Lichfield, Staffordshi-
         re,  WS13 6BH England) also via bureau.

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9M2JJ QSL ---> QSL for this station are via SM0OEK (Jaan Jurgenson, c/o Falk,
Sveavagen 89, 3tr., S-113 50 Stockholm, Sweden).

A92GD ---> Bob,  N3NGC/A92GD  [425DXN 236]  is mainly active on 40, 20 and 15  
metres  SSB  (many stations  from  Bahrain  are active in CW) - on 160 and 80  
metres the antenna (a dipole) works badly, on 17 he makes TVI  (he is looking
for  a  filter  to  sort  the  problem  out),  on 10 and 12 metres he made no 
contact at all, as on 30 metres (but he wants to be active on this band). 
Operations  are  mainly  during  the  local  weekend, Thursday and Friday (in 
Bahrain works goes from  Saturday to Wednesday, and there is some problem for  
the contests). QSL via K1SE.

ANDAMAN  UPDATE  (HIDXA) ---> Jim  VK9NS  reports  that  his  Indian  licence
(VU2JBS) and documentation  for the import of stuff to donate to Mani, VU2JPS
[425DXN 249] should have been sent to HIDXA.

BV9P QSL ---> Steve KU9C reports the he answered most of the Pratas requests.
QSL still to sent are those for calls different from the ones in the computer
(he has to check yhe paper logs) and for  those  who requested, together with
BV9P, other cards handled by Steve.

CQ5P & CQ7P ---> Paulo, CT1ETE  used  this special  call only during 1994, in 
the CQ WPX. The QSL  manager for CQ7P (also active  in  CQ  WPX 94) is CT1ERK
(P.O.Box 4403, 4007 Porto, Portugal).

DX DINNER ---> The 11th Annual DX Dinner of the Southwest Ohio DX Association
will  take  place  the  17  May at the Stouffer Renaissance Hotel, Dayton OH. 
During the dinner Wayne Mills, N7NG will talk about "Visit Myanmar Year 1996. 
The  Opening of Burma". For further information contact  Steve  Bolia, N8BJQ: 
(513)429-9954 (tel), (513)429-0218 (fax), E-mail n8bjq@erinet.com.

ERRATA CORRIGE ---> Due to  a typo error in 425 DX News nr.258 [1/5] the list
of stations  managed by W3HNK  (Joseph L Arcure Jr., P.O.Box 73, Edgemont, PA
19028, USA) was showed  under the "QSL HANDLED  BY W3HCW" title. The stations
managed by W3HCW (Carl F Mc Daniel, 2116 Reed St, Williamsport, PA 17701 USA)
are correctly in 425 DX News nr.258 [2/5].

F2JD ---> F2JD/5R8EN is in Seychelles for  one or two weeks. Gerard should be
active  in CW as S79JD. Returning  in Malagasy he  plans to stop  in Reunion,
from where Gerard should be QRV as FR/F2JD.

HC6CR QSL ---> NE8Z  (Dr. Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616,  Hamburg, MI 48139-0616,
USA) is the new QSL manager for Roberto Camacho, HC6CR/HD6CR.Rick can confirm
past contacts as well.

HC8A QSL ---> Derek, AA5BT  is not the QSL manager for HC8A, but for HC8N and
WN4KKN/HC8. Derek accepts cards also via bureau.

HH2PK QSL ---> Gary, KA9RLJ has not received logs from Pat since 1994.  There
are  some  3,000 requests waiting for reply which are in stand by in the hope 
Pat sends recent logs.

IK2MRZ QSL --->  Roberto,  IK2MRZ, reports  that cards of IL3/IK2ILH and IL3/
IK2MRZ for the September  '95 and March/April  '96 IIA activities (Ca' Venier
and Scanno  Boa islands) are in print and should be sent in a few weeks.

IY1TTM QSL ---> QSL route for the Marconian station IY1TTM (Western Emilia DX
Club, 425DXN 257) is via IK4XQM, direct (Lorenzo Rosa,  Piazza Salsi 5, 43100 
Parma-PR, Italy) or through the bureau.

J56CK & J56DY ---> The activity of Franco, I4LCK/J56CK and Onda, IK4SDY/J56DY
from Majo island (AF-20) [425DXN 253] ended with more than 12,000 logged QSOs 
(about  4,600  in CW). Work  conditions were difficult with sudden black outs 
and  power  instabilities  (varying  from  200  to 260  volts it damaged some
equipment).  QSL via respective home call. I4LCK  (Franco Armenghi, Via Jussi 
9, 40068 San  Lazzaro  di  Savena-BO,  Italy)  asks  not to  include requests 
concerning past activities.

LACEPEDE ISLANDS ---> The Diamond  DX  Club thank,s through the 425 DX  News,
those who sent contributions for the forthcoming DXpedition to Lacepede   Is.
Up to now the  following  have  sent a contribution:
DE0MST, DL1SCQ, DL2SCQ, DL3MDJ, EA5KB, F5OKK, F5XL, F6ELE, F9MD, G3NUG, I1EEW
I1HYW, I1JQJ, I1SNW, I1ZL, I2CBM, I2MWZ, I2FUG, I2VDX, I2LXA/1, I1WFF, I8ACB,
IK1ADH, IK1GPG, IK1QFM, IK2FIQ, IK2ILH, IT9GAI, JI6KVR, IT9UAG, OE3WWB, K1IYD
K9PPY,  W1NG, W3KH and W6RT. Dewitt Jones, W4BAA, acting  on behalf of  DDXC-
North America, collected  funds in U.S. (TNX: K5MK,  K6DT, KB8O,  KD7SO, KE4I
NN2C, VE3XN,  VE6VK, VE7IG,  W4BAA, W5BOS, W9DC,  W9DWQ, W9HAO, W9NZM, W0MLY,
WB9EEE, WD9FEN) and Yukihiro Deguchi, JI6KVR who collects funds in Asia.
Thanks to  voluntary  donations  DDXC collected until  now more than 900 dol-
lars to fund  part of Malcolm's (VK6LC) expedition to  the Lacepedes (OC-???)
planned from 16 to  21 May [425DXN 249]. The Diamond DX Club aim is to  reach
at least 1000 dollars.  Contributions are still welcome via I1HYW (Gianni Va-
retto, P.O.Box 1, 10060 Pancalieri-TO,  Italy) or for North America via W4BAA
(Dewitt Jones, P.O.Box 379, Glen Arbor, Michigan  49636,  USA)  or  for  Asia
via JI6KVR (Yuki Deguchi, 4796 Takashima-machi Yatsushiro City  Kumamoto, 866
Japan) or for Oceania via VK6LC himself (Malcolm M. Johnson, 9 Abinger  Road,
Lynwood 6155, Western Australia).

LIBIA ---> Dave  Hutchison, W7WQR  has still  the logs and QSL for his opera-
tions as 5A1TV, between 1965 and 1968.

LIBERIA ---> K4VUD and  other operators of the 4U1UN Radio Readiness Net wor-
wed on 14.268 MHz collecting  messages from Liberia. As in  1985, when Angelo
IK2CKR/5L2EQ  was  in  Monrovia  during  some disorders, also in this case an 
Italian amateur (Monica Maconi, EL2PP) was involved in the Liberian events

MARKET REEF ---> The  operations  from Market  Reef [425DXN 255] ended before
than  expected (at  9 UTC of Sunday  24 March) due to bad  weather condition.
About 3,000 QSOs were logged.

OH0XX QSL ---> QSL for DX1EA, YV5A, CP6/OH0XX, CP6AA and OH0XX/DU1 operations
are via  OH0XX: Olli Rissanen,  Suite 599, 1313 So. Military Trail, Deerfield
Beach, FL 33442, USA.

OLYMPIC CALLSIGNS ---> During the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA, from 15 April
to  31  August  the  amateurs in Georgia should change their prefix number in
96, 26 or 400.

PIRATE ---> The station 9K2EC active on 80   metres SSB is a  pirate as 9K2EC
is not active in phone and has no antennas for 80 metres.

QSL ---> OZ7C reports  that the following stations do NOT have W3HNK as mana-
ger:
AB9BS, AH0M, AP2CU,  AP2HR,  C31EJ, CE1UE,  CE1HBI,  CE2CZQ,  CE3DQR,  CE3CM,
CN4NH,  CN8SN,  CN8BQ,  CN0N,  CO2BB,  CO5VG,  CO5VE, CO6CDC,  CO7CD,  CO0UA,
CQ3AF, CQ4UH, CQ5N,  CQ6LF, CQ6LG,  CQ7BOH, CQ7I, CQ7P,  CQ8M,  CQ8N,  CR4BK,
CR4NH, CR7LF,  CR7CH, CR0A, CS2A,  CS7P, CT1REP, CT2ARA, CT2AZ, CT2BT, CT2EB,
CT2JAM, CT2AP,  CT3EB, CT3FN, CU4UW, CU7AHU,  CU8IOTA, CW0AA,  CX3AR, CX4ACC,
CX7BU,  D2ACA,  DU2/W4GW,  DV2/W2WYP,  EI2BI,  EI2CB,  EI2EN,  EI2ET,  EI2EU,
EI2EV, EI2X, EL2WV, EL2A, EL3BI,  EN4L, ES5UC,  ES0NW, ES0SM,  EU2AR, EW2CFZ,
EW6LB,  F0AZG,  FG5EM,  FG5ED,  FG0AGC,  FG0FQE,  FG0AFC/FC, FG/W3HNK, FJ8UQ,
FM4DM, FM4WD,  FM7DM, FM7CL,  FM7JD, FM7WH,  FO5WD,  FS7AFC, FS7DX, FS/W3HNK,
FS/FG/W3HNK,  FW8CCK,  FY7AX, G4FLD, G5UQ/FS, HC8/HC2DZ, HC9GI, HD2DZ, HD4GI,
HH2OR, HI8LAI, HL1EP,  HU2CEN, IG9VT,  J37A, J50HZ,  J73A, JA1VV,  JT1/UA9VH,
JT0DKF, KC4EN, KG4JR, KH2T/KH0, KH6GI, KH8GI, KL7HCC,  KN4EY, KP4AD,  KP4EEN,
KP4QD, KV4FA,  KX6BW, N3RD/VP9, N4KCL/DU2, NP2A,  OA3FF, ON4DX, OX3BD, OY5NZ,
OY7ED, OY9BD,  P5A, PJ8UG, PJ8CQ,  PJ8UC, PJ8UZ, PJ9UQ,  PJ9JR, PY8YL, PZ1FA,
RA0FA, RB5GI, RC2AR,  RJ1J, RJ4X,  RM8MF, RO4OE, RT0U, RT0UN,  SM7CKW, SP9BT,
SS6DD, SV0CP, SZ1M,  T49AB, T55FO,  T5SW, T77R,  TA2AK, TA3DX,  TE5DX, TF2EP,
TF3FG, TF4BW,  TF0/AI5P, TG9KR,  TI9CC,  TI9DX, TI9PN,,TI9XXX, TO50HZ, TR8RE,
TU2HU, UA1PAM, UB6DMW, UC2ANY,  UD6DWW, UD6DRW,  UG1700GAW,  UG6GGG,  UG6GFF,
UG6GRA, UG7GWL,  UI2QZ, UJ8JCM,  UK2FAA, UL7LS, UL8JMM, UM8XXX, UM8FM, UX8OO,
UZ9YWA, UZ0FZ, UZ0HZX,  V2ABA, V31FX,  V47KK, V51DH, VE1AWS/1, VE1BL, VE7SBO,
VK9JA,  VK9XK,  VP2VB,  VP2AD,  VP2JM,  VP2E/AI5P,  VP2KAA,  VP2LBJ,  VP5PLS,
VP500C, VP5/AI5P, VP5PX,  VP5M, VP5CI, VP9AAD, VP9/N3RD, VP9AZ, VS5XX, VS6BL,
VS6WO, VU2VKJ,  VU2ZAD, VU2HJA,  W94C, WG4W/DU2,  XT2TB, XT3A,  XW6GV, XW8BV,
XX9VC, XX9TNH, Y77V,  YA2VI, YI3AA,  YN2CC, YS1GWD,  YS1GOD,  YS1GMG, YS1RDD,
YS1SC, Z32JS,  ZE4JU, ZE4JE, ZE4JA,  ZF1/W4IQW,  ZO5RL, ZP5YW,  ZS3AK,  ZS3R,
ZS4HL, ZS6WI, 3A2DX, 3A2HB, 3D2A, 3Z9PT,  4D8GWI, 4S7D, 5A1TZ, 5L3EV, 5N8BRC,
5N8SHE, 7X2RX, 8P6IJ, 8P7FJ,  8Q7XC, 9C9LS, 9G1EA, 9H1JM, 9H1JN, 9H4H, 9H7GL,
9K2DF, 9L1JL,  9N1GL, 9N1GC, 9V0YB, 9Y4NED, 9Y4NV, 9Y4F, 9Y5MP, 9Y5NP, 9Y0NP,
9Z4NP.

S79CK QSL ---> Franco, I4LCK reports that  he sent all the  direct and bureau
requests for the operations as S79CK/C and S79CK/D.

SV1CIB QSL ---> SV1CIB (Dimitris Lianos, P.O.Box 127, 30100 Agrinion, Greece)
is the QSL manager for J41AFA, J43AFA, J48AFA, SV1AFA (Club) and J41CIF.

TAJIKISTAN (EY, ex UJ) ---> The Tajik Amateur  Radio League QSL bureau (TARL)
has been active for one year and during this time more that half of the cards
received was  about  no-more  resident people in the Tajikistan (in 1984 they 
were more than  250,  today  are  about  fifty). Nodir, EY8MM  made a list of 
amateurs whose call was changed in 1994:
---> Call area 4 (Gornyj Badakhshan, ex UJ*R): EY4AA/UJ8RA (QSL via UA9AB).
---> Call area 6 (Kurgan-Tybe, ex UJ*X): EY6AA/UJ8XCZ, EY6AB/UJ8XDG.
---> Call area 7 (Leninabad, ex UJ*S): EY7AB/UJ8SB, EY7BG/UJ8SBG,
     EY7SB/UJ8SBD, EY7RT/UJ8SBA, EY7SC/UJ8SCL, EY7SS/UJ8SAS  (now QRT),
     EY7AA/UJ8SA (now QRT),  EY7AD/UJ8SAD, EY7AE/UJ8SE, EY7AF/UJ8SAF,
     EY7AG/UJ8SG, EY7AH/UJ8SFH, EY7AI/UJ8SCI, EY7AK/UJ8SD, EY7AP/UJ8SB
     EY7AS/UJ8SAO (now Silent Key), EY7AT/UJ8SBT (now QRT), EY7BH/UJ8SBH,
     EY7BI/UJ8SBI, EY7BK/UJ8SAK, EY7BZ/UJ8SBZ, EY7CC/UJ8SCC, EY7CN/UJ8SCN,
     EY7SA/UJ8SAA, EY7SK/UJ8SCK, EY7CG/UJ8SCG, EY7YL/UJ8SCF.
---> Call area 8 (Dushanbe City, ex UJ*J): EY8AA/UJ8JM, EY8MM/UJ8JMM,
     EY8WW/RJ8JM, EY8AB/RJ8JAB, EY8CQ/UJ8JCQ, EY8AS/UJ8JD, EY8YL/UJ8JY,
     EY8AC/RJ8JCP, EY8OK/UJ8JKB, EY8JA/UJ8JA (now QRT), EY8VV/UJ8JKK,
     EY8JJ/UJ8JJ, EY8JX/UJ8JX (now Silent Key), EY8DV/RJ8JDV, EY8AN/UJ8JF,
     EY8DW/UJ8JMY, EY8QX/UJ8JLT, EY8DX/UJ8KAC, EY8AZ/UJ8AZ (now Silent Key),
     EY8XX/UJ8KA, EY8GG/UJ8JLM, EY8HB/UJ8JLU, EY8JV/UJ8JV, EY8AD/RJ8JEC,
     EY8YE/UJ8JKD, EY8SB/UJ8JMO, EY8AM/UJ8JI (QSL via DF3OL), EY8AI/UJ8JKS,
     EY8AE (new), EY8AG (new), EY8AF (new), EY1ZA/RJ7JYZ, EY8ZA/UJ9JWC.
---> Call area 9 (Dushanbe Region, ex UJ*J): EY9AA/UJ8KAA (now QRT),
     EY9AE/UJ8KAE (now QRT), EY9AB/UJ8JKE, EY9AC/UJ8JCZ, EY9CF/RJ8JCF (QRT)
     EY9ZA/UJ9JWM.
For further information write to EY8MM: Nodir M. Tursoon-Zadeh, P.O. Box 303,
Dushanbe, 734001 Tajikistan, CIS. NOTE: Nodir suggests to use the  bureau and
to not send green stamps. For direct QSL, enclose IRC.

TT8FT QSL ---> The  address  of  DL7FT, manager  for TT8FT  operations, is as
follows: Frank Turek, Quakerstr. 21, 13403 Berlin, Germany.

TU5A QSL ---> Paul  Playford, W8AEF  reports that  he sent all the direct re-
quests for TU5A operations.

UA BUREAU ---> Andrew  Chesnokov, UA3AB (IARU  Liaison, SRR) reports that the
the only bureau officially recognized by IARU is as follows: SRR, c/o RZ3AZO,
P.O.Box 59, Moscow, 105122, Russia [425DXN 258 for a typo reported P.O.Box 9]

UA9AB QSL ---> Gene, UA9AB asks not to  send SAE, but a  pre-addressed  label
(that Gene will apply on a normal Russian envelope). Gene reports that postal
costs are covered by 1 green stamp or 2 IRC.

US ISLANDS ---> In  March John, NL7TB and his wife Claire, WL7MY were  active 
/M from Fifromgo Island (NA-065, USI# WA-002S) and from four main islands  in 
the  San Juan group (NA-065): San Juan  (USI# WA-004S), Shaw  (USI# WA-040S), 
Orcas (USI# WA-049S) and Lopez (USI# WA-035S).

VK4FW QSL ---> Bill, VK4FW (ex VK4CRR: Bill Horner,  26 Iron St., Gympie, QLD
4570,Australia) reports the operations for which he is the QSL manager: 3D2KM
3D2OO, H44/VK7VH, P29VH, P20VH, RA6AU, T30DP, T30RT, T30DP/T31, T32DP, T30RT/
T32, UA9LM, UR7GW, VK4CRR,  VK4FW, VK4MWZ, VK4VD, VK7VHM, VK8AN, VK9CE, VK9LD
VK9MM, VK9WO, VK9XO, XF3M, YC1XUR, YD1NNG, YJ0AVH.

VP2EZ ---> Between  19  and  20 February AA7VB logged about 300 QSO using the 
VP2EZ  call  before  the  local authorities discovered that the call had been
already issued to WA0PUJ. The new call issued to AA7VB is VP2EV.

W7TSQ QSL ---> Bob,  W7TSQ reports that he answered to all  the requests for
his  recent  operations  from  TI5, TI7 and HR6.  Direct  requests for A35RK
(handled  in the past by KK6H), A35SQ and YB3ASQ have already been answered,
those via bureau will be as soon as possible. About YB3OSE, Bob answered all
the requests  for  contacts  until  March 1995.  Since  that  moment Bob has
received no more logs from Achmad, therefore  be patient.

WESTERN SAHARA ---> During  the 36  hours activity as S020R  [425DXN 255] the
Lynx DX Group logged about 5,500 QSO. The 20th anniversary of the Western Sa-
hara saw also the birth of the URS (Union de Radioaficionados Saharauis).

XR0Y & XR0Z QSL --->  Mary  Ann, WA3HUP  replied  all  the  requests for XR0Y
(Easter island)  and XR0Z (Salas y Gomez, SA-083) received directly (about 20
thousand). The expedition  video is available c/o Bob,  KK6EK ($25), as  mugs
and T-shirts ($15). The book is not yet ready (booking it to KK6EK for $20).


YT1AD QSL---> Hrane,  YT1AD is the QSL manager for the following  operations:
3V8BB (only for QSO made in the periods 29 April-5 May 1995, 24-29 July 1995,
14-31 October 1995,  28 March-2 April 1996,  23-30 May 1996), V26AS (ARRL SSB
1996), J68DA, V29AD, 9Y4/YT1AD.

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              For the news issued in this number, thanks to:

I1HYW, I1ZL, IK1ADH, IK1GPG, IK1QFM,  IK2FIQ, IK2HTW,  IK2MRZ, I3BQC, I4LCK,
IK4DCT,  IK4HLU,  I5FLN, IK7AFM, IK6BMU,  IK7XIV,  IK8DDN,  IT9GAI,  IT9LQG,
IK0QDB,  IS0JMA,  Brescia DX Group,  Delta Mike, Diamond DX  Club,  Roman DX
Group,  9K2EC, 9K2HN,  AA5BT, CT1EEB,  CT1ENQ, CT4UW, DF5UG, DL7VOA, DL9GOA,
EA3AOK,  EA5KB,  EY8MM, F5OZF,  F6AJA,  F6EXV,  G2UT, G3NYY,  G4BUE, JA6VZB,
JH1NBN, JH6RTO, JI6KVR, KK6EK, N3NGC, N4UCK, N8BJQ, NI6T, NL7TB, NM7M, OZ7C,
PS7AB,  PS7KM, SM0OEK,  SP5ELA, SV1CIB,  UA3AB, VE7CC, VE9AA,  VK1FF/WB2FFY,
VK4FW,  W3GOH, W7TSQ,  W8AEF, WA4VCC, WB2DND, WD4KXB, WF5E,  WD8MGQ, YB5NOF,
ZL2TT, ARRL-DX, DX-NL,  DXNS, LNDX, NPDXG, OPDX, PY-DX, QRZ-DX, The 59(9)DX
Report, URE-EA-DX, VK2SG RTTY DX.

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