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12 February 2000
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8P     - Richard, G3RWL  will  be active  as  8P6DR  from  Barbados  (NA-021)
         between 14 and  28 February.  Look for  him on  10-20 metres  mostly
         during his mornings and evenings.  QSL via G3RWL. [TNX The Daily DX]
8P     - Will, AA4NC/8P9JB and Jim,  K4MA/8P9JA will be  active on all  bands
         from  Barbados  (NA-021)  on  15-22  February.  Look  for  8P9JA  to
         participate in the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) and for  8P9JB
         to operate RTTY. [TNX AA4NC]
A2     - Last week's  425DXN  was  put  together in  a  great  hurry  due  to
         overwhelming  business  priorities  -  and  Murphy  took   immediate
         advantage:  A22EW  is  active  until   25  February  from   Botswana
         (obvioulsly), not from Bahrain (!). Many thanks to Kevin, VE3SYB for
         detecting the blunder and humble apologies to our readers.
C6     - Look for AC8W/C6A and K8DD/C6A to be active from Treasure Cay, Abaco
         Island  (NA-080),   Bahamas   on   15-25   February,   including   a
         multi-operator entry in the ARRL International DX Contest (CW).  QSL
         via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
CT3    - Look for Ricardo, CT3KN to participate in the ARRL International  DX
         Contests (CW,  19-20  February and  SSB,  4-5  March)  from  Madeira
         (AF-014). QSL direct to CS3MAD or through the bureau. [TNX CT3KN]
FH     - Christian, 6W1QV [425DXN 452] is now expected to leave France on  18
         February and to be active  as FH/TU5DX from  Mayotte (AF-027) on  20
         February for six months. QSL via  F5OGL (Didier Senmartin, DASC,  BP
         19, 35998 Rennes Armees, France). [TNX The Daily DX]
FO0_cl - The Clipperton 2000 team now includes  HB9AHL, JK7TKE, K4UEE,  N7CQQ
         (team leader), N9NS, N9TK, ON4WW, VE5RA, 9V1YC and three  additional
         members: Charlie/N0TT,  Doug/N6TQS and  Eddie/EA3NY. Operations  are
         expected to start on 1 March and shut down on the 8th. QSL via N7CQQ
         either direct (John Kennon, P.O. Box 31553, Laughlin, Nevada  89028,
         USA) or through  the bureau.The web  page for the  DXpedition is  at
HC8    - Dave, W6NL will  participate in  the ARRL  International DX  Contest
         (CW) on  19-20 February  as HC8L  (SOAB)  from Isla  San  Cristobal,
         Galapagos (SA-004). QSL via N2AU. [TNX W6NL]
HP     - Don/W4OC and Ken/N4UK will be active  (10-160 metres) as 3E1AA  from
         Contadora Island  (NA-072)  between 16  and  22 February.  The  will
         participate in the ARRL CW DX Contest (Multi-Single). QSL route TBA.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
JT     - Nicola/I0SNY  (,  Antonio/I1ZB,   Alberto/I1QOD,
         Riccardo/IK0AZQ and possibly  others will  be active  again as  JT1Y
         from Mongolia for a couple of  weeks starting on  or around 22  May.
         They will participate in the CQ WW WPX Contest (CW) on 27-28 May  as
         JU1Y. [TNX I0SNY]
PJ8    - Ron/ND5S, Sue/KF5LG.  Bill/W8EB and  Dorothy/W8DVC will  be  signing
         PJ8/home call from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between 19 February and  12
         March. Look for them on CW, SSB  and RTTY. QSL via home calls.  They
         will participate in the ARRL International DX (SSB) as PJ8A (QSL via
         W9NIP). [TNX The Daily DX]
R1A_ant- Paul, UT1KY is going to  be active possibly  as EM1KY from  Akademik
         Vernadsky Base  on Galindez  Island (AN-006).  QSL via  UT7UA.  [TNX
S2     - Andy, G4ZVJ reports he will be  in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 12  and
         21 February and plans to be QRV on CW (callsign TBA). QSL via G4ZVJ.
V4     - Joe/VE3BW (V47CA), Julio/WD4JR, Bruce/W4OV and  possibly one or  two
         more operators will  be active (on  all bands CW  and SSB) from  St.
         Kitts (NA-104) on 14-24 February. They will participate in the  ARRL
         DX CW Contest (Multi Single). [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Special Event station K4L will be active between 13 and 21 UTC on 12
         February to  commemorate the  anniversary of  the birth  of  Abraham
         Lincoln. The operation  will be conducted  from the Abraham  Lincoln
         Birthplace National Historic Site, Hodgenville, KY. [TNX N4HT]
ZL     - Bob, W7TSQ will  be travelling  to New  Zealand on  16 February.  He
         plans to operate  as either ZL/W7TSQ  or with  a ZL  callsign to  be
         assigned upon  arrival  (possibly ZL2SQ)  until  1  March.  He  will
         participate in  the  ARRL International  DX  Contest (CW)  on  19-20
         February. QSL via W7TSQ. [TNX A35RK]

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

DDF 2000 ---> The French Departments Award 2000 celebrates the year 2000  and
the 75th anniversary of the  French amateurs' national  society (REF). It  is
available to  licenced amateurs  (and SWLs)  for working  the various  French
Departments between  1 January  and 31  December 2000.  For full  information
please contact  the award  manager F6AXP  (Max Pomel,  P.O. Box  73,  F-63370
Lempdes, France) at

JARL BUREAU ---> As of 1 February the new address for the JARL QSL Bureau is:
JARL QSL Bureau, Shobara Post Office, Shimane 699-0588, Japan. Questions  may
be e-mailed to  [TNX G3PMR]

NEW DXCC CARD CHECKING PROGRAM --->  The current DXCC Field Checking  program
will end on March 31, 2000, with the new program beginning on April 1,  2000.
Under the new program, DXCC Card  Checkers will be able  to check all  awards
except 160 meter DXCC, and all QSLs  from any current DXCC Entity. This  will
apply to both new awards and endorsements. QSOs made up to ten years prior to
the current year  will be eligible  for checking  in the  field, while  older
cards and  Deleted  Entities may  still  be sent  to  ARRL  HQ.  For  further
information contact Bill Moore, NC1L at

QSL 4K1A --->  The QSL manager  is W3HC but  only for  contacts made  between
November 1982 and  April 1984  and only  for countries  outside Russia.  [TNX

QSL 9G5ZW ---> QSL Manager Miro,  OM3LZ reports Zdeno, 9G5ZW has logged  some
22,000 QSOs on all bands so  far. Direct QSLling started  on 10 January,  the
first bureau requests will be answered in March.

QSL FH & S79 ---> Roger,  G3SXW and Nigel,  G3TXF made a  total of 26,200  CW
QSOs during their recent visit  to Mayotte (21,740  QSOs) and the  Seychelles
(4,460 QSOs). QSL FH/G3TXF and S79TXF via G3TXF, QSL FH/G3SXW and S79SXW  via
G3SXW either  direct  (see  addresses below)  or  through  the  RSGB  bureau.
Requests (including your call-sign and QSO  details) for bureau reply may  be
sent by e-mail to and [TNX G3SXW]

QSL YJ8AA ---> Former QSL manager  Alan Roocroft, VK4AAR reports that  Frank,
YJ8AA has moved  to Australia for  medical reasons; he  is now an  Australian
citizen but retains his YJ8AA call.  Frank has QSL cards  and logs from  1996
(possibly older) and  will be  able to  take care  of some  old QSL  requests
himself. QSL direct  only to Frank  Palmer, 78 Corser  Street, Point  Vernon,
4655, Australia.

TROMELIN 2000 ---> Gil,  F5NOD ( confirms  the Lyon DX  Gang
will activate Tromelin Island (AF-031) this summer [425DXN 453] - exact dates
not known for the time being, but it  should be during August. It is  planned
to be a  2-week all-band  all-mode activity,  with four  operators and  three
stations. "The DXpedition  is very expensive",  Gil says, "and  it will  take
place if we can gather enough money". Donations can be made to CIC  Lyonnaise
de Banque (France),  Account Number 022  9 62086 L  or through the  treasurer
(F5PXT: Eric Blanchard, 2 Rue Bichat, Allee 32, 69002 Lyon, France). The  web
site is 

6 METRES ---> The Italian Six Metre Activity Contest will be held from 18 UTC
to 22  UTC  on the  4th  Tuesday of  February,  March, April  and  May.  Full
information is available at [TNX IW0BET]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALLBOOK:      Boris, T93Y reports the T9 Callbook (updated 31 January  2000)
               is available at
THE DAILY DX   All issues of The Daily DX from 1997, 1998 and 1999 can now be
               searched at

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                         *******  QSL INFO  ********
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/G4FKH   G4FKH       FO0KOJ      JK7TKE      TG9/IK2NCJ  I2MQP
3D2RK       W7TSQ       FO0SOU      F6AUS       TG9IGI      I2MQP
3D2SQ       W7TSQ       FY5FU/p     F5PAC       TL8BC       F5IPW
3W7CW       SP5AUC      FY5HY       F6IHY       TL8PL       F5LNA
3XY1B0      F5XX        GM8V        ZS5BBO      TM5CRO      F5RMY
4K9W        DL6KVA      GU3VXJ/p    G3VXJ       TN7OT       AL7OT
4L1BR       KE1HZ       H40MS       DL2GAC      TU2OJ       F5IPW
5R8ET       K1WY        HC8/LU7DW   LU7DW       TU2TP       F5IPW
5U7X        DJ6SI       HC8/LW8EXF  LW8EXF      TU5IJ       I2AOX
5U7Z        DJ9ZB       HC8N        AA5BT       UA0AZ       W3HNK
5W1VE       DL9HCU      HF70PZK/2   SP1ZZ       UA3SDK/0    RU3SD
5X1S        DF2RG       HI3HN       DH2JD       UE0LEZ      UA0MF
5X4M        IN3BLX      HK3OSA/0    DF4UW       UK8CK       RW6HS
6K2K        HL0HQ       HR5/F2JD    F6AJA       UW7C        UT7UW
6Y5WJ       G0NAN       HV0A        IK0FVC      V31JP       K9WON
7A0K        YB0AI       II8CS       IZ8CCW      V47FET      GM0FET
7Q7BO       ZS5BBO      IU1W        I1WXY       V47KP       K2SB
8P1A        W2SC        J28NH       F5IPW       V51HK       DL6OBS
8P9DX       VE3ICR      J69MV       J6LMV       V7/N4XP     N4XP
8P9JO       N0JK        J73CCM      SM0CCM      V73XP       N4XP
8Q7CR       DF5JR       JW5HE       LA5HE       VB7V        VE7AGJ
8Q7PA       PA0LPE      JW5UF       LA9VDA      VK0ERZ      VK2FUN
8Q7QQ       HB9QQ       JW6YEA      LA9VDA      VK4FOC/5    EA6ACC
8S7M        SM7DXQ      JW9IAA      LA9VDA      VK9CN       DJ4OI
9AY2K       9A1A        JW9VDA      LA9VDA      VK9CO       DJ3OS
9H3RS       DL3LAR      JY9QJ       DL5MBY      VK9CP       DF6IC
9J2AM       JA0JHA      KC4AAA      K1IED       VK9LY       JA3IG
9M2TO       JA0DMV      KG4AS       N4SIA       VK9XS       DJ4OI
9N7RB       W8NRB       KG4KO       K1KO        VK9XT       DJ3OS
9N7RN       IK4ZGY      KH0/JA2KTP  JA2KTP      VK9XU       DF6IC
9U5D        SM0BFJ      KH0/KC0GPO  JE1RXJ      VP5/K2KW    WA4WTG
A22EW       KB2MS       KP2F        W0CG        VP5/K9RS    K9QVB
A6/YI1HK    KK3S        L29AY       W3HC        VP5/WQ7X    SP8EST
AN1BD       EA1BD       L4D SA-065  G3SWH       VP5TT       WA4WTG
AP2JZB      K2EWB       LM7SKI      LA7M        VP6BR       OH2BR
AX0LD       CWSP        LO0D        F6FNU       VQ9DX       AA5DX
AX0LD       PY2YP       LU/UX1KA    DL5EBE      VQ9JA       N1ZZZ
BO0K        BV2KI       LU9AUY      W3HC        VQ9NL       W4NML
BO0M        BV2KI       LU9AY       W3HC        VY0TA       VE2BQB
BV5BG       IK7JTF      M/VU2UKR    VU2UKR      WH7C/DU3    JG1OUT
BV9A        BV2KI       M2000A      G4DFI       WP2Z        KU9C
BV9AYA      BV2KI       N4XP/V7     N4XP        WY2OOO      K4MQG
BX2000      JP1RIW      NP2/K7BV    KU9C        XU7AAV      G4ZVJ
BX5AA       BV5GQ       NP4A        W3HNK       XX9SC       XX9AU
C4A         9A2AJ       NZ7Q/KH4    N6ZVA       XZ0A        W1XT
C6AKP       N4RP        OD5/OK1MU   OK1TN       XZ1DB       W1XT
C6AMP       DL2NCY      OG2R        OH2BH       XZ1L        W1XT
CO6WD       W0SA        P29PL       VK9NS       XZ1VS       W1XT
CO8ZZ       DK1WI       P40K        I2EOW       XZ1YL       W1XT
CP6/LU9AUY  W3HC        P40MH       OH2BAD      XZ1ZV       W1XT
CP6/LU9AY   W3HC        PA9MR       VE3MR       YI1AK       AD5W
CP6AA       W3HC        PJ2I        ON4CFD      YI1DKS      IK2DUW
CP6XE       IK6SNR      PW2A        PT2BW       YJ0DX       VK4BKM
CT3/DJ7RJ   DJ7RJ       PY2ZDX      F6AJA       YW7C        YV5EED
CT3/SM3CVM  SM3CVM      PY5CDA/A    PA3DES      ZC4CM       GI4OYG
D2BF        EA8EE       R1ANP       NT2X        ZD7VC       K1WY
D3SAF       I3LLH       S21YJ       SM4AIO      ZK1AVK      LA5VK
DL4NCF/HI9  DL4NCF      S79SXW      G3SXW       ZK1BJA      LA5VK
EA8BH       OH2BH       S79TXF      G3TXF       ZK1GNW      I2YSB
ED2FCR      EA2CBY      SM0WYB      OK1FWA      ZK1NCI      IK2GNW
ED5SMA      EA5URR      SM7CRW      W3HNK       ZK2/K7CA    NW7O
ED8GCR      EA8AKN      SU1ER       WA3HUP      ZK2/W7TVF   W7TVF
EK6LP       IK2DUW      T88LJ       JH8DEH      ZK2CA       NW7O
EO6F        UX0FF       T92000      T93Y        ZK2VF       W7TVF
FG5FR       F6FNU       T97M        K2PF        ZK2ZL       DJ7RJ
FH/G3SXW    G3SXW       TA2FE       KK3S        ZM7ZB       DJ4ZB
FH/G3TXF    G3TXF       TA3DD       KB2MS       ZS8D        ZS6EZ
FO0AOI      F6AOI       TE8CH       TI5KD       ZV4C        PY1ARS/4

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                         *******  ADDRESSES  *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

3D2AG     Antoine D.R. Nyeurt, P.O. Box 14633, Suva, Fiji, Pacific Ocean
3F1AC     Camilo A. Castillo, P.O. Box 0860-00144, Villa Lucre, Panama
F6BUM     Jack Mainguy, Broquet, F-47160 Buzet/Baise, France
6Y5MM     Mike Matalon, 7-9 Harbour St., Kingston, Jamaica
A22RM     P.O. Box 41295, Gaborone, Botswana
AC7DX     Ron Lago, P.O. Box 25426, Eugene, OR 97402, USA
BV2KI     Bruce Yih, P. O. Box 84-609, Taipei, Taiwan
CO3JK     Javier Gamez, P. O. Box 6, Madruga, La Habana 33000, Cuba
CWSP      Sao Paulo CW Group, P.O. Box 1807, Sao Paulo, SP 01059-970 Brazil
DJ4ZB     Lothar Grotehusmann, Quaekerstrasse 35, D-13403 Berlin, Germany
DL5EBE    Dominik Weiel, Faehrstr.16, D-27568 Bremerhaven, Germany
DL7VAF    Dieter Schmalz, Wacholderweg 12, D-16321 Bernau, Germany
EZ8CW     Vitaly Dotsenko, P.O. Box 73, Ashgabat, 744020, Turkmenistan
F5IPW     Joel Ricaud, 32 avenue de la vallee du Lys, 37260
          Artannes-sur-Indre, France
F6FNU     Antoine Baldeck, P.O. Box 14, F-91291 Arpajon Cedex, France
FG5FR     Frantz Selbonne, Villa le Ferrick, Rocade de Paul, 97129 Lamentin,
          Guadeloupe, F.W.I
FM5AN     Guy Lenormand, Radio Caraibes International, B. P. 1111, F-97248
          Fort-de-France, France
G3SWH     Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49
          5HQ United Kingdom
G3SXW     Roger Western, 7 Field Close, Chessington,Surrey, KT9 2QD, England,
G3TXF     Nigel Cawthorne, Falcons, St. George's Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey,
          KT13 0BS, England, UK
HL0EXN    Korea University Seochang ARC, P.O. Box 19, Chochiwon 339-800,
HL0HQ     K.A.R.L., CPO 162, Seoul, Korea
HL0ZX     INHA University ARC, 253, Yonghyun-Dong, Man-Ku, Inchon, 402-751,
HL1TXQ    Phil Young Kim, P. O. Box 24, Chung Rang, Seoul 131-600, Korea
HL4CDA    Kim-Soung Man, Seogipo P. O. Box 31, Cheju 697-600, Korea
HL4HEQ    Kim-Kyeng Mi, Seogipo P. O. Box 31, Cheju 697-600, Korea
I2YSB     Silvano Borsa, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara - PV, Italy
IK2GNW    Adriano Premoselli, Via Rossini 2, 20080 Cisliano - MI, Italy
IZ8CCW    P.O. Box 360, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
J28FG     Gonzalez Fernand, 2, Parc Mesmanic, F-29470 Loperhet, France
JA7QFU/0  P.O. Box 5, Iwaki 970-8026, Japan
JD1BKR    Katsuya Sawada, Iwo-Jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo 100-2100, Japan
JH8DEH    Akira Miyata, 4-28-5, Minami Nishi  23 Jyou, Obihiro 080-2473,
JL6UBM    Takumi Iwashita, 2672 Fukuyama, Matsumoto-Cho, Hioki-Gun, Kagoshima
          899-2702, Japan
JW0LGS    Telenor Nett AS, Svalbard Radio, P. O. Box 121, N-9171
          Longyearbyen, Norway
K1IED     Larry F.Skilton, 72 Brook Street, South Windsor, CT-06074, USA
K1KO      Karl Oyster Jr., 1448 Lotus Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4011,
LZ1KDP    Radio Club, P.O.Box 812, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
N4SIA     Clifton N. Strickland, 206 76th Street, Virginia Beach, VA
          23451-3113, USA
NORTH PATAGONIA DX GROUP   CC 37, 8332 Roca, Rio Negro, Argentina
NT2X      Edward Kritsky, P.O. Box 715, NY-11230 Brooklyn, USA
NW7O      Jim Frye, 4120 Oakhill Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121-6319, USA
OD5IU     Labib Shammaa, P. O. Box 20, Sidon, Lebanon
OK1FWA    Ladislav  Sima, Prazska  113, Caslav,  CZ 286  01 Czech  Republic
PT2BW     Ariosto Rodrigues de Souza, P.O. Box 03821, 70084-970 Brasilia -
          DF, Brazil
PT9LUA    Alfredo Dorigao Peres, Rua Jardim, 091, 79.150-000 Maracaju (MS),
PY2YP     Cesar Augusto C Rodrigues, Al Min Rocha Azevedo, 495 AP 121, Sao
          Paulo, SP 01410-001, Brazil
RA0CG     Oleg Sanko, P.O. Box 1, Khabarovsk - Galkino, 682312 Russia
RU3SD     V. Bardin, P.O. Box 1, Ryazan, 390000, Russia
SP3WVL    Tomasz Lipinski, Ul.I Paderewskiego 24m 1, 69-100 Slubice, Poland
SP8EST    Marek Rozmilowski, Ul. Glowna 34 B, 20-829 Lublin, Poland
ST2SA     Sid Ibrahim, P.O. Box 1533, Khartoum, Sudan
SV4FGT    Tessas Andreas, 41 Mandilara Str., GR-412 23 Larissa, Greece
T93Y      Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, Sarajevo BA-71000, Bosnia-Herzegovina
TF3A      Haraldur Sigurdsson, Midvangi 159, IS-220 Hafnarfirdi, Icelnad
TI5KD     Carlos W. Diez, P.O. Box 195, Belen 4005 Heredia, Costa Rica
TK5CH     Roland J. Colin, Rocca Poletra, F-20137 Porto Vecchio, France
UA4WAE    P.O. Box 1626, Izhevsk 426075, Russia
UR5NX     Ken Khokhlov, P.O. Box 8100, 21050 Vinnitsa, Ukraine
UX0FF     Nikolay Lavreka, P.O. Box 3, Izmail 68600, Ukraine
V44KAA    Winston Hanley, P.O. Box 743, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
V73JK     James Ray Knighton, P. O. Box 1186, APO AP 96555, USA
VK2FUN    H.W. Cowled, 13 Kevin Street, Mannering Park, NSW 2259, Australia
VP6PAC    Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Club, P. O. Box 73, Pitcairn Island
VP9/KE0UI Bob North, 3205 Cavell Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, USA
W1XT      Bob Myers, 37875 N. 10th St., Phoenix, AZ 85086, USA
W2FXA/VP9 Gene Nadolny, 21 Hidden Valley Dr., Elma, NY 14059, USA
W3HC      Carl F. Mcdaniel, 2116 Reed Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3904,
YB0AI     Taufan Prioutomo, P.O. Box 8000, Jakarta 11000, Indonesia
YC2OBL    Fx. Sutaryono, P. O. Box 11, Gringsing, Batang 51281, Indonesia
YC9YKI    Bachrun Betta, P.O. Box 37, Serui 98211, Indonesia
ZS5BBO    Edwin Musto, P.O. Box 211032, Bluff, 4036, South Africa

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