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15 April 2000
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                    >>> CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS - NEW ONE <<<

The ARRL  DX Advisory  Committee  (DXAC) has  voted  unanimously to  add  the
Chesterfield Islands of  New Caledonia  to the  DXCC List.  For DXCC  credit,
contacts made on or after March 23, 2000 will be accepted. Cards for this new
entity may be  submitted after October  1, 2000.  With the  admission of  New
Caledonia to IARU membership, the Chesterfield  Islands qualify by reason  of
separation from New Caledonia. The Chesterfields are more than 350 kilometers
from the closest point of New Caledonia. [DXCC News Release, 10 April 2000]

3A     - Henryk, SP3FYM  and  Woytek, SP6PT  will  operate 3A2/  from  Monaco
          between 26 April and 1 May.  Look for them on  40-10 metres SSB,  CW
          and RTTY. [TNX I1FIU]
7O     - DJ7MG, DK1II, DK9KX and DL5EBE are going to operate from Sanaa,  the
          capital of Yemen. They expect to receive the licence upon arrival on
          17 April and to be  active on all  bands as 7O1II  on CW and  7O1YGF
          (Yemen-German-Friendship) on  SSB until  their departure  on 1  May.
          Activity on 6 metres will  depend on local  conditions and the  team
          will monitor 50.204 MHz. QSL 7O1II  via DJ3XD (August  Unterwallney,
          Am Kummerberg 30, 30900 Wedemark 2,  Germany). QSL 7O1YGF via  DK9KX
          (Hans Hannappel, Eschenbruchstr.  1, 51069  Cologne, Germany).  Both
          the managers will answer to bureau cards. [TNX DK1II]
A4     - Tony, A45ZN is expected to be back in Muscat, Oman for three  months
          starting on 19 April. [TNX The Daily DX]
CE0_sf - An amateur  radio  operation is  expected  to take  place  from  San
          Ambrosio Islland  (IOTA SA-013; San Felix for DXCC)  starting  on 15
          April for 5-10 days. Look for XROZY to be aired on all bands, mainly
          CW.  QSL to OM2SA.  [TNX KM9D]
D2     - Fernando, EA4BB will be going  back to Angola  this coming week.  He
          will remain there for one year and plans to start operating as  D2BB
          as soon as possible. He promises he  will "try harder on 40, 80  and
          160m if the QTH conditions permit that". QSL via W3HNK. [TNX EA4BB]
E4     - Nellie, XE1CI will be active from Palestine starting around 18 April
          for a few days. She will operate from the QTH of E44B in Gaza.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
F      - Phil, F5OGG reports  four French  lighthouses will  be activated  as
          follows: Vrac'h (WLH 0823, PB 040 for the French Lighthouses  Award)
          by F5OGG/P and F5SKJ/P  on 21-23 April;  Dunkerque Harbour West  (PB
          229) by F/ON5FP/P and F/ON4CJK/P on 22 April (08.00 UTC); Canal  des
          Dunes South (PB 230) by F/ON5FP/P and F/ON4CJK/P on 22 April  (10.00
          UTC); Dunkerque Harbour East (PB 220) by F/ON5FP/P and F/ON4CJK/P on
          22 April in the afternoon. QSL via home calls.
F      - F1CNB, F5JPG, F5THW, F5UTL and F6IUI  will be active  (on HF plus  6
          and 2 metres)  as F6KOH/p from  Fort Cicogne  (EU-094, DIFM  AT-061)
          between 22 April and 12 UTC on  the 24th. QSL via F6IUI. [TNX  F5UTL
          through F6BFH]
F      - F5KAC plans to be active as F5KAC/p between 22 and 24 April from the
          following DIFM  islands:  Valan (IOTA  EU-105,  DIFM  MA-140),  Enez
          Terc'h  (MA-093),  Vrac'h  (MA-091),  Leach  Venn  (MA-101),  Longue
          (MA-139), Cezon (MA-092),  Valan (IOTA EU-105,  DIFM MA-140),  Venan
          (MA-090), Enez ar  Vir (MA-138). QSL  via bureau or  to P.O. Box  5,
          F-45270 Ladon, France. [TNX F-11556]
F      - F5UOE (Daniel),  F5AUB (Alain),  F5OSN  (Guy) F5BJW  (Didier),  F5XX
          (Bernard) and F5JBR (Andre) will operate as F5XX/p from Fort Brescou
          (EU-148, DIFM ME-001, WLH 0500) on  25-29 May. Two SSB stations  and
          two CW stations will be active on 10-80 metres (WARC bands included)
          and they will  participate in the  CQ WW WPX  Contest (CW). QSL  via
          F5XX either  direct  (Bernard  Vignolles,  Les  Planetes,  Route  de
          Campans, 81 100 Castres, France) or through the bureau. [TNX F5JBR]
FR     - Matthieu, F5PED has been active as FR5DC from Reunion (AF-016) since
          November. He is used to operating on 10-80 metres CW and hopes to be
          on 160 next winter. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
G      - Portishead Radio (GKB) is to close  on 30 April  after 80 years.  To
          mark the event, Portishead will work  amateurs cross-band between  7
          and 19  UTC on  29 April  as  follows (call/TX/RX  +  or -  5  kHz):
          GKB2/4274/3525,        GKB4/8559.5/7025,         GKB5/12835.4/14050,
          GKB6/17113/18075, GKB7/22448.7/21050  All  QSOs  will  be  confirmed
          automatically through the RSGB bureau. The  web siste for the  event
          is at [TNX G3PLE]
HV     - Vatican station HV5PUL will be active on HF, 2 and 6 metres  between
          26  and   28   April.   For   further   information   please   visit
I      - Look for Alfredo, IK7JWX and other operators from Salento DX Team to
          be active from Pedagna Grande (EU-091,  IIA BR-001) on 15-16  April.
          QSL via home calls. [TNX IK7JWX]
I      - Look for Claudio, IV3/IN3DEI and Antonello, IV3/IN3YGW to be  active
          from Grado Island (EU-130, IIA GO-001) between 19 and 25 April.  QSL
          via home calls. [TNX IN3DEI]
I      - Walter, IN3XUG will be active as IC8/IN3XUG from Ischia (EU-031, IIA
          NA-001) on 23-30 April.  Look for him  on 10, 15,  20 and 40  metres
          SSB. QSL via home call. [TNX IN3XUG]
I      - Claudio, IK8IOP reports he will will  be active (on 10, 15, 20,  12,
          17 40  and  possibly 6  metres)  as IA5/IK8IOP  from  Giglio  Island
          (EU-028, IIA GR-002) between 27 April and 1 May. QSL via IK8IOP.
I      - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as IC8/DL2VFR from Ischia Island (EU-031)
          during his vacations  between 28 April  and 6 May.  Look for him  on
          40-10 metres CW with some SSB. QSL via homecall. [TNX DL2VFR]
I      - Mario/IV3VBM (HF), Fulvio/IW3SLH (6 metres) and Pietro/IW3RUA  (VHF)
          will be active  as IV3VBM/IV3 from  Sant'Andrea Island (EU-130,  IIA
          UD-003) on 13-14 May. QSL via IV3VBM. [TNX IV3VMB]
JA     - Operators from the Fuyo Kondankai Amateur  Radio Club (JI1YTF)  will
          be active on all bands  and modes from  Iriomote Island (AS-024)  on
          15-19  April.  QSL  via  JF1SSM   either  direct  (Ichiro   Okamura,
          Utsukushigaoka 4-7-14, Aoba-ku, Yokohama 225-0002, Japan) or through
          the bureau. [TNX The Daly DX]
JA     - Look for Nasu, JM1TUK/6 to  be active from  the islands of  Ishigaki
          and Hatenuma (AS-024)  on 17-19  April. QSL  via JM1TUK  (preferably
          through the bureau). [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Kouji,  JQ1HBT  is   expected  to   be  active   as  JH1HUK/6   from
          Kita-Daito-Jima (AS-047) between 22  April and 7  May. QSL via  home
          call. [TNX G0APV and Islands On The Web]
JA     - Takeshi, JI3DST provides further information on the late April-early
          May [425DXN  465] IOTA  activities. The  operators will  be  Takeshi
          himself and Joe, JA4PXE and they will be active (on 20, 17, 15,  12,
          10 and 6 metres SSB)  as follows: JI3DST/6  from Kami Koshiki  Shima
          (AS-037) between 7 UTC on 28 April  and 22 UTC on 1 May;  JA4PXE/JA6
          and JI3DST/JA6 from Uji Shima (AS-067)  between 15 UTC on 2 May  and
          24 UTC  on  the  3rd; JA4PXE/JA6  and  JI3DST/JA6  from  Naga  Shima
          (AS-012) between  4 and  24  UTC on  4  May; JA4PXE/JA6  from  Ojima
          (AS-056) between 15  UTC on 5  May and 24  UTC on the  6th. QSL  via
          homecalls either direct (with 1 IRC, do not send US$) or  preferably
          through the bureau. The addresses are: JA4PXE, Joe S. Kuwahara, 1-74
          Midorimachi,  Tokuyama  City,  Yamaguchi  745-0075,  Japan;  JI3DST,
          Takeshi Funaki,  2-18-26  Hannan-Cho,  Abeno-Ku,  Osaka-City,  Osaka
          545-0021, Japan.
PJ2    - Joe, W8GEX  and  John, WZ8D  will  be active  (on  6-80  metres)  as
          PJ2/W8GEX and PJ2/WZ8D  from Curacao  (SA-006) on  15-22 April.  QSL
          direct to home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY     - Look for PS5B (SSB) and PW5C  (CW) to be  active from Sao  Francisco
          Island (SA-027) between  15 and 23  April. QSL  via PP5WB  (Mauricio
          Pereira Tavares, P.O.Box  2, 89240-000 Sao  Francisco do  Sul -  SC,
          Brazil). [TNX PP5WB]
PY0_fer- Gerard, F2JD/PY2ZDX will be active from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003)
          on 7-15 May. He will operate as  either PY2ZDX/0 or with a PY0  call
          on CW and SSB. QSL via F6AJA. [TNX PY2ZDX]
S5     - Several S5A-S5Z callsigns will be aired from 15 April to promote the
          3rd World Radio Team Championship  to be held  in Bled, Slovenia  on
          5-11 July.  The  QSL manager  for  them all  is  S59L.  For  further
          information on  WRTC200  please visit  [TNX
SV     - Steffen,  DL6UCW  will  be  active  (on  10-40  metres,  WARC  bands
          included, CW  only)  from  the  islands  of  Skopelos  (EU-072)  and
          Alonissos (EU-072) respectively  on 10-17 and  17-31 May. A  special
          50MHz licence has been applied for  but not issued  as yet. QSL  via
          DL6UCW either direct (Steffen Gross, Knappenweg 15, 03130 Spremberg,
          Germany) or preferably through the DARC bureau. [TNX DL6UCW]
SV5    - John, SM0DJZ  plans  to operate  as  SV5/SM0DJZ  during  his  14-day
          vacation starting on 16 April. He will be active on 10-80 metres CW,
          SSB and RTTY mainly during his  mornings and evenings. QSL via  home
          call. Bureau  card  requests  are  welcome  at  [TNX
SV5    - Richard, G3CWI  will be  active as  SV5/G3CWI from  Rhodes  (EU-001)
          between 20 April  and 4  May. He  will be  running low  power on  20
          metres CW, probably around 19.00 UTC on +/- 14025 KHz. QSL direct to
TK     - Look for TK5PB/p to be  active from Maestro  Maria (DIFM TK-032)  in
          the Cerbicales  (EU-100)  on 22-24  April.  QSL via  homecall.  [TNX
TT     - Jean-Luc, F5BAR is still active (mainly on CW) as TT8JLB until July.
          QSL via F5BAR. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
W      - Look for Jim, K9JWV/p to be active (on 15, 10 and possibly 20 metres
          SSB and CW)  from Hunting Island  (NA-110, USI SC003S)  on 16  April
          starting around 13 UTC. [TNX K9JWV and Islands On The Web]
W      - Bob, W2SF will be active (on all bands CW, SSB and RTTY) from  Lower
          Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys  (NA-062, USI FL-062S) between  24
          April and 16 May. QSL via home call. [TNX W2SF]
W      - Tony, WF1N and Lou, W1DIG  will be active  from Pot Island  (NA-136)
          between around 15 UTC on 28  April and 18 UTC on  the 30th. QSL  via
          home calls either direct or through the bureau. [TNX WF1N]

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

DANISH DX GROUP ---> The annual DX meeting  of the Danish DX Group will  take
place near the town of Ebeltoft  on 6-7 May. There  will be presentations  by
SM6CAS and OH2BH.  For further information  please contact  Allis, OZ1ACB  at (phone +45 44 85 25 30) [TNX OZ1LO]

HM0DX ---> Kim  has been signing  HM0DX for a  few days in  a row and  Bernie
McClenny, W3UR,  Editor  of The  Daily  DX, has  asked  Martti  Laine,  OH2BH
(P5/OH2AM & P51BH) to express his opinion on this activity: "Chongjin,  which
is his P.O. Box city, is indeed a real city on the Northern side where  South
Korean's can access as a group of 'seriously guided' tourists", Martti  says.
"Every step is highly monitored and it would be the greatest breakthrough for
South Korea to be able to take a radio in at this time. Furthermore, if it is
a South Korean Mr. Kim, why would he have QSL address in the North? Also, the
North Korean postal infrastructure does not  yet have P.O. Boxes." It  should
be added that both South Korean  and Japanese amateurs indicate a wrong  beam

MORSE CONTEST --->  The annual  CW contest  celebrating the  birth of  Samuel
Morse will  take  place on  27  April from  (00.00-12.00  UTC).  For  further
information please contact the Morse Club UCWC at [TNX UZ8RR]

NEED A MANAGER? ---> Dave Yonts,  KB5UOK offers his services as QSL  manager.
If interested, please contact him at

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Paul, F8PX is not  the QSL manager for TK6PX. HB9DNE  is
not the QSL manager for TS4QI. [TNX F6AJA and Z32AU]

QSL 3W7CW ---> Tom, 3W7CW/SP5AUC reports there are problems with his  address
in Poland (Box 11, 02 800 Warsaw),  as letters are being returned to  sender.
He cannot sort the problem out while in  Vietnam and since he will not  visit
Poland until  June at  the earliest,  he requests  amateurs to  refrain  from
sending cards until further notice. [TNX SP5EWY]

QSL 4L1UN ---> IK7JTF ( reports he has been the QSL manager
for Amiran since 1996 (which means  do not QSL to  RW6HS any longer).  Others
stations managed by IK7JTF include 4L1UN, 4L0CR, 4L4AJ, 9K2AI, 9K9A,  9K2AI/p
(AS-118), A61AP, 5N9EAM, 5N39EAM, 5N99EAM, 5N9EAM/8, 5N9RGP, 5N9RGP/8, CN8SN,
CN8VK, BV5BG,  A71/9K2AI, AP2KSD,  AP50KSD,  AP2MAM, HZ1CCA,  HZ1RT  (through
March 1999), OD5PI, TT8AM.

QSL 8J1RL --->  Kimio, JA9BOH operated  from Suyowa Station  on Ongul  Island
(AN-015) between 21 March 1998 and 31 January 2000 (some 24,000 QSOs).  Cards
should be sent to  JA9BOH either direct  or through the  JARL bureau. Do  not
send QSL cards to JA9BOH for QSOs made with 8J1RL after 1 February 2000:  the
current operator is  Takumi, JG3PLH  (Takumi Kondoh,  1-23 Shinke-cho,  Sakai
City, Osaka 599-8232,  Japan) who will  not be  able to  confirm any  contact
until after his return home in March 2001. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL 9G5MD ---> Tom, UA4SKW reminds Russian island chasers that they can  send
their direct requests  for AF-084  to him:  P.O. Box  7, Volzhsk-8,  Mariy-El
425008, Russia.

QSL 9V1AG --->  David, 9V1RH reports  the address for  9V1AG given in  425DXN
#466 is no longer valid as Robert left Singapore to return to England over  a
year ago.

QSL D3SAF ---> Enrico, I3LLH reports he has eventually received ("not without
difficulties") the  logs  for Gabriele,  D3SAF  through 10  March  2000.  All
requests received will be processed, but please be patient as Enrico says his
spare time is limited. [TNX IK3TPP]

QSL SY1D ---> Father Apollo, SV2ASP/A is receiving cards for this call, which
was aired from Athens, Greece and  not Mouth Athos.  Please note that  Father
Apollo will be operating as  SY2A in October-December  [425DXN 459], but  has
nothing to share with SY1D. Cards should be sent direct only to SV1DNW (Elias
Bakopoulos , P.O. Box 31669, Athens, GR-100 35, Greece).

QSL VIA EA3FQV ---> Tony, EA3FQV/EA3BO ( reports he is  the
QSL manager (direct only) for the following stations: CO8DD (since 1  January
1999), CO8TW  (since 1 March 2000),  CO8WN (since 1 January 1999) and  CO9NLA
(since 1 January 1999).

QSL VIA RA3YA ---> RA3YA can confirm contacts made with 4K1YAR  (Molodezhnaya
Base, 1992-93),  UA0QJG/9 (AS-083,  1999) and  UA0QJG/0 (AS-063,  1997-1998).
Further information via Tom, UA4SKW ( [TNX UA4SKW]

VK9RS VIDEO ---> Mal, VK6LC reports  the video [425DXN 465] has been  reduced
to 1 hour because of finacial restrictions. The cost for VHS PAL and NTSC  is
US$ 20 airmailed from Perth (other versions such  as SECAM can be done but at
extra costs). Mal  has only a  few weeks left  before he  returns to  Vietnam
until October, so he  wants to get  as many out  of the way  in the next  3-4
weeks. For further information please contact  Malcolm K. Johnson, 9  Abinger
Road, Lynwood 6147, Western Australia, Australia (e-mail

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                          ***  NEWS FROM THE WEB  ***
                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

LOGS (4W):  The logs for  4W/W3UR recent operation  from East  Timor are  now
             available at  Bernie  made
             9191 QSOs (7134 SSB, 2001 CW,  56 RTTY) on 10 (1712), 15  (6049),
             20 (1404), 30 (8) and 80 (18) metres.
LOGS (TF):  Contest    logbooks    for    TF3IRA    can    be    found     at
    [TNX TF3AO]
LOGS (TX0): The TX0DX  HF  log database  can  be searched  automatically  via
             E-mail. Send a  message to  with the  callsign
             you want to  check in the  subject line (ignore  the body of  the
             message). The logs are also on line at

QSL received via direct:  3A2LF, 3C0R (AF-039), 3D2AG/P, 3W2LC, 3W6LI, 3W7CW,
3XY1B0, 4S7AB, 5A1A, 5H3RK, 5N0ZKD, 5U7X, 5U7Z, 6V6U, 7A0K (OC-177),  7X3WDK,
8J1RL, 9G5ZW,  9M6OO (AS-051),  9N1AC, A45XR,  AH6HY, AX0LD,  BO0M  (AS-113),
(OC-131), FO0SAL  (OC-027;  OC-067), FO0SUC  (OC-027;  OC-066),FR5AB,  FR5FD,
HF0POL, HS0ZBS, HV4NAC, IK7JWX/7 (EU-091; IIA BR-007), IK7JWX/7 (EU-091;  IIA
BR-009), JD1AMA,  JT1BG, JT1CC,  KL1SLE (NA-028),  OD5NH, OD5NJ,  OJ0/SM0NJO,
P29BI (OC-135), P43T,  PT0BZ/PY0F, S21YP, S79DJC,  S79MX, T30CW, T30Y,  T31K,
T31T, T32DA, T33VU, T33Y, TT8LJ, TZ6VV,  UA0AZ, UA2FB, UA9FAR, V47KD,  VK6RO,
VK8PY/6 (OC-183 & OC-199), VK8PW//8 (OC-229),  VK9CP, VK9LY, VK9RS  (OC-230),
XT2HP, XW2A,  XX9TRR,  XZ0A (AS-144),  YK1AO,  YL2KO, YW7C  (SA-012),  ZD9BV,

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