Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to:
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information
(e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - BBS I1JQJ@I1YLM.IPIE.ITA.EU)
Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News Web Pages
3B6 - Preparations for the 8-25/26 October 3B6RF all-band all-mode
DXpedition to Agalega (AF-001) [425DXN 469] continue. The
multi-national team now includes seventeen operators (namely HB9AFI,
HB9AHL, HB9AJW, HB9BQI, HB9BQW, HB9BXE, HB9CRV, HB9FMU, HB9JAI,
HB9JAX, HB9JBI, 4X4DK, 3B8CF, DL3KUD, F6HMJ, G3KHZ and K5VT) plus
other two operators, one from the US and one from Japan, to be
announced. Special attention will be given to the US on 80 metres
(TX 3800, RX 3805-3820 kHz SSB) and 40 metres (TX 7100, RX 7150-7170
kHz SSB) during the grayline window. On-line logs will be available
on the DXpedition's web site (http://www.agalega2000.ch), where full
information on the operation is available. [TNX HB9FMU]
4W - Ross, 4W6UN has invited a DXer (not identified so far) to operate
from his station in September for a couple of weeks. You are invited
to send your band/modes needs to Ken, VK3AKK (email@example.com)
in order to help Ross and his guest to plan the actual operation.
9M2 - Keith, GM4YXI is going to be active as 9M2/GM4YXI from West
Malaysian islands during the weekends between 3 and 18 June. The
first operation is scheduled to take place from Pulau Babi Besar
(AS-046) on 3-4 June, with other possible activities on 10-11 and
17-18 June from Pulau Ketam (AS-074) and/or AS-097. Operation will
be on 20, 15, 12 and 10 metres CW/SSB only. For more information and
news updates, please visit http://www.gm7v.com. [TNX GM4YXI]
BY - Fred Ziel, WF6Z is one of the climbers of the American K2 North
Ridge Expedition. He plans to operate with the special call BT0QGL
from the base camp in Xingiang Province, China after 4 June and as
late as 15 August. QSL via K6EXO. [TNX The Daily DX]
CO - Special event station CO0CNR will be active on 40-6 metres between
00.00 UTC on 3 June until 16 UTC on the 4th during the first Cuban
National Radioamateur Convention at Ganuza (grid EL92). A
certificate will be issued to those who contact CO0CNR on at least
three bands. [TNX CO2OJ]
E4 - Look for Radek, E41/OK1FHI and Zdenek, E41/OK2BZM to be active from
Palestine until 30 May. They operate from the QTH of David,
E41/OK1DTP and will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as
E4 - Miro, S51GL is planning an operation from Palestine in autumn. He
will be active from the E44DX club station and plans to concentrate
on the digital modes (and "to motivate the students at the Gaza
college to do the same") and on 6, 12, 17 and 30 metres. Miro is
looking for support for this operation, as one of his objectives is
to "to upgrade E44DX radio club with an HF yagi antenna and a small
linear amplifier (second-hand equipment is also more then welcome)".
If you are able to help, please contact Miro at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit his home page at http://www.qsl.net/s51gl/ [TNX S51GL]
EA - Look for EA1GA/p to be active from Isla de Noro (EU-077) on 8-9 July
and from Isla Erbosa (EU-077) on 12-15 August. QSL via EA1GA. [TNX
EI - The WestNet/Saltee Dog DX Group will be active as EJ7NET from Inis
Meain, Aran Islands (EU-006) between 22 and 26 June. QSL via EI6FR.
EM - Operators from club station UR4WWE will operate as EM70DXG from
Mount Hoverla (Carpathians) on 2-4 June. The special call is to
celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first DXpedition organized by
L.K.K. (Lviv Shortwave Amateur Club ) in 1930. QSL via UT1WA either
direct (P.O. Box 5951, Lviv 79054, Ukraine) or through the bureau.
ES - Special call ES8SC will be aired between 1 June and 31 August for
the "Summer Capital Award" (http://www.ppnet.ee/sc_award.htm). [TNX
ES - Vello, ES1QD plans to be active from Muhu Island (EU-034) on 9-12
June. QSL via home call. [TNX JI6KVR]
FG - The DX News Letter reports that Thierry, F5SNY will operate as
FG/F5SNY from Guadeloupe (NA-102) or Les Saintes (NA-114) between 30
May and 12 June.
FK - Japan News Network DX Group members JA1APD, JA1EOD, JA1WVY, JP1JFG,
7K2FUE, JA3NEP, JA4ZA, JA7EU and JE7RJZ will operate (on 160-6
metres CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 plus AO-10) as TX8JNN from New
Caledonia between 29 June and 5 July. QSL via JA1EOD (Akira Iizuka,
P.O. Box 8, Okegawa, Saitama 363-8691 Japan). [TNX JA1EOD and
FY - FY/F5KEE is expected to be the call to be used during the 27 May-4
June operation from the Salut Islands (SA-020) [425DXN 471]. QSL via
F8BXI (Philippe Serrano, 6 rue du Dauphine, Massy 91300, France).
Logs will be available at http://f8bxi.free.fr after the operation.
G - Marconi centenary station GB100IOW will be active from The Needles
Park on the Isle of Wight (EU-120) on 27-28 May to celebrate the
successful conclusion of Marconi's experiments to create wireless
transmissions on the Needles. [TNX G7RER]
KH4 - The Daily DX reports that Bill, NH6D has moved permanently to Midway
Island and is expected to be there "for a long time". QSL via N6FF.
KH5 - Chuck Brady, N4BQW was expected to leave Palmyra on 25 May, after
two weeks as N4BQW/KH5 and one day as N4BQW/KH5K. Dave Johnson,
WB4JTT has arrived on Palmyra and will remain there for at least
another week. Amateur radio operation is a secondary mission at this
stage, but Dave is expected to be active on the higher bands,
primarily on CW, with some lowband activity. Current operations are
still barefoot, but some antenna improvements should enable Dave to
reach a larger audience when he has time to operate. The Kingman
Reef/Palmyra DX Group anticipate having at least one operator on
Palmyra through much of the summer. QSL all KR/PDXG operations via
K4TSJ. [TNX NI6T and N4XP]
KL - The KL7AK operation from the Kudiakof Islands (NA-???) [425DXN 471]
is now scheduled to start on the UTC evening of 4 August until early
in the morning UTC on the 9th. Rick, KL7AK says they will be mostly
on 20 metres SBB (CW on request) as this "is the optimum band here
in Alaska. We normally have propagation up to 20 hours a day". QSL
OZ - Look for OZ1RDP to be operated by a German Scout Group from Roemoe
Island (EU-125, NS-001 for the Danis Islands Award) between 30 May
and 5 June. QSL via DL9BCP. [TNX OZ2ZB]
PY - A group of Brazilian YL operators will operate (SSB, CW and RTTY) as
PR5YL from Mel Island (SA-047) between 10 and 14 August. If
interested in joining the team, please contact Jay Lira, PP5LL at
email@example.com. QSL via PP5LL. [TNX PP5LL]
SM - Martin, SM0DTK will operate as SM0DTK/1 from Gotland Island (EU-020)
between 27 May and 3 June. [TNX SM0DTK]
SM - Look for Hasse, SM3JBE/2 and Hans, SM3TLG/2 to be active (SSB and
CW) from from Holmon Island (EU-135) on 1-3 June. QSL via home
calls. [TNX SM3TLG]
SV - Phil, G3SWH will be active (on 10-40 metres CW only) as SV8/G3SWH
from the island of Mykonos (EU-067) between 14 and 21 June. It will
be a holiday operation, with a couple of hours in the mornings and
the same in the late afternoon/early evenings (local time). QSL via
G3SWH either direct or via the RSGB bureau. [TNX G3SWH]
SV9 - Look for Walt SV9/G3NYY (QSL via G3NYY), Tim SV9/G4VXE (QSL via
G3SWH), Dave SV9/G4FRE (QSL via WW2R) and YL operator Meg SV9/G7FRE
(QSL via N2NQI) to be active (on 160-6 metres, WARC bands included,
PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, Heil and CW, with some SSB on 6 metres only) from
Crete (EU-015) between 9 and 16 June. [TNX WW2R]
TK - Kazik, DL2SBY will be active (mostly on 160 metres and WARC, SSB and
CW) as TK/DL2SBY from Corsica between 27 May and 10 June. QSL via
home call. [TNX DL2SBY]
W - Philip, K4EP will operate from Hatteras Island (NA-067) between 28
May and 2 June. QSL via home call. [TNX K4EP]
CQ WW WPX CW CONTEST ---> The following have announced their participation in
this year's event:
- Hrane, YT1AD as 3V8BB. QSL for this activity via YT1AD.
- DU1COO, DU1EGA, DU1JXP, DU1MHX, DU1EV and YL operators DU1MHZ and DU1UWF as
4D1X (Multi-Single). QSL route TBA.
- Jun, JH4RHF and Pekka, OH2TA from 4U1VIC as Multi-Single.
- Salva, EA5DWS as AM5DWS. QSL via EA5DWS either direct (Salva Moreno, P.O.
Box 134, 03820 Cocentaina, Alicante, Spain) or through the bureau.
- Alfredo, EA1FBU as AN1FBU. QSL via home call.
- Eduardo, CO8LY (SOAB low power). QSL via EA7ADH.
- Juan, CO8TW (SOAB low power). QSL via EA3FQV.
- Raul, CO8ZZ on 80 meteres (single operator low power). QSL via DK1WI.
- Nikolay, UX0FF as EO6F (single band on 80 metres). QSL via home call
(Nikolay Lavreka, P.O. Box 3, Izmail 68600, Ukraine).
- Slawa, ER1LW as ER6A. QSL via ER1LW (P.O. Box 112, Chisinau, MD-2012
- Laurent, FM5BH (http://www.fm5bh.cjb.net) on 10 metres.
- Jacques, F6BEE as FY5KE (SOAB).
- RAST club station HS0AC (operated by HS1CKC, HS0GBI, HS6NDK, E20GMY, E21EIC
and others). QSL via G3NOM.
- HS4BPQ/9 and E20HHK. QSL via E21EIC.
- I1HJT, I1NVU, IK1CLP, IK1LWL and IK1QBT as II1R (Multi-Single). QSL via
I1NVU either direct (Claudio Di Pietro, Via G. Galilei 424/10, 18038
Sanremo - IM, Italy) or through the bureau.
- I0SNY, I1QOD and I1ZB as JU4Y from Gobi's desert. QSL via I0SNY.
- Martin, LW9EUJ as L99D on all bands.
- Jesus, LU5FC as LP1F. QSL via LU5FC (Jesus Rubio, San Juan 2694, Rosario
2000, Santa Fe, Argentina).
- OD5/OK1MU on all bands. QSL via OK DX Foundation.
- Hamilton, PY2YU as PX2W (SOAB low power). QSL via PY2YU either direct
(Hamilton Oliveira Martins, Rua Rui Coelho de Oliveira Filho 131, Jd.
Panorama, 18030-020 Sorocaba - SP, Brazil) or through the bureau.
- Serge, RA0JJ as RQ0J. QSL via RZ0JWA or to P.O. Box 1, Blagoveschensk,
- SV/OK1YM on either 40 or 10 metres. QSL via OK DX Foundation.
- George, N2GA and Diane, K2DO as VP5GA (Multi-Single) from Providenciales
- Arto, OH2KW as XX9TKW. QSL via home call.
[TNX The Daily DX, CO8TW, DU1COO, E21EIC, EA1FBU, EA5DWS, ER1LW, F6AJA,
FM5BH, HK6DOS, I0SNY, IK1QBT, LU5FC, LW9EUJ, OH2TA, OH6YF, OK1YM, PY2YU,
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
IOTA ACTIVITY MONTH (JUNE) ---> Contacts made with the following IOTA island
groups in June will score three points towards the RSGB IOTA Millennium
Programme (IOTA 2000):
AF-010 EU-002 EU-038 EU-062 EU-098 EU-139
AF-018 EU-004 EU-041 EU-063 EU-100 EU-140
AF-019 EU-014 EU-042 EU-067 EU-101 EU-141
AF-023 EU-015 EU-043 EU-069 EU-104 EU-144
AF-039 EU-016 EU-044 EU-070 EU-110 EU-146
AF-043 EU-017 EU-045 EU-072 EU-113 EU-148
AF-044 EU-020 EU-046 EU-073 EU-117 EU-149
AF-055 EU-023 EU-047 EU-075 EU-125 EU-151
AF-064 EU-024 EU-049 EU-076 EU-126 EU-154
AF-070 EU-025 EU-050 EU-078 EU-127 EU-155
AF-073 EU-026 EU-051 EU-079 EU-128 EU-158
AF-076 EU-027 EU-052 EU-083 EU-129 EU-163
AF-077 EU-028 EU-053 EU-084 EU-130 EU-164
AF-079 EU-029 EU-054 EU-087 EU-131 EU-165
AF-082 EU-030 EU-055 EU-088 EU-132 EU-166
AF-083 EU-031 EU-056 EU-090 EU-133 EU-169
AN-002 EU-033 EU-057 EU-091 EU-135
AS-098 EU-034 EU-058 EU-095 EU-136
AS-099 EU-036 EU-060 EU-096 EU-137
EU-001 EU-037 EU-061 EU-097 EU-138
For full details please visit http://www.425dxn.org/iota/iota2000
DIFO ---> Gil, F5NOD (firstname.lastname@example.org) reports three new DIFO reference
numbers have been issued to the following islands in the Chesterfields (IOTA
OC-176): FK-080 to Ilots du Mouillage (TX0DX QTH), FK-081 to Ilot du Passage,
FK-082 to Ile Longue. The DIFO island list is available on Gil's web site
N5VT/NA-089 ---> The IOTA Manager advises stations who had a contact with
N5VT/NA-089 not to send QSLs as the QSOs were not made from a QTH valid for
IOTA and do not count for the programme. [TNX G3KMA]
N4BQW/KH5K ---> Chuck's unexpected operation (just over 24 hours on 17-18
May) from Kingman Reef took place on short notice and under poor weather
conditions. More trips might take place in the upcoming months prior to
October but it will depend on available transportation. Please note that
N4BQW/KH5K did NOT operate on either CW and 15 metres. QSL to K4TSJ. [TNX
QSL CE0Z ---> Direct cards for the January 2000 CE0Z operation from Juan
Fernandez have been processed since March. Requests for bureau cards are
encouraged and welcome at http://www.qsl.net/ce6tbn/ce0z.htm. QSL manager
CE6TBN (Marco A. Quijada, P.O. Box 1234, Temuco, Chile) reports the new
(cheaper!) postal rates from Chile to America and the rest of the world are
US$ 0.4 and US$ 0.5 respectively.
QSL KH0AS ---> Mike, KH0AS has shut down and is leaving Saipan after thirteen
years on the island. He and his family are moving to England where he expects
to reactivate his M0ALW call this autumn. Jim, WB4UBD holds copies of his
logs starting from September 1997. Confirmations of contacts prior to that
date will have to wait until Mike settles in. [TNX WB4UBD]
QSL VIA UA0MF ---> Mike, UA0MF reports he can confirm contacts made with
RA0LOM/0, RM0M, UE0LEZ and UE0LMF. Cards should be sent direct only to Mike
Filippov, P.O. Box 20, Vladivostok 690021, Russia (please note that Box 29 is
wrong and cards sent there might be lost).
TROMELIN 2000 ---> The web site for the 1-16 August DXpedition
(http://perso.easynet.fr/~f6jjx/menu.htm) has been updated with propagation
predictions from Tromelin to other areas of the world. Financial support is
still needed to meet the high costs of this DXpedition, which might be the
last one for years as the weather station on this natural reserve island is
going to be automatised and landing permissions are unlikely to be granted.
Donations can be made to account number 022 9 62086 L (CIC Lyonnaise de
Banque), or via the treasurer F5PXT (Eric Blanchard, 2 Rue Bichat , Allee 32,
69002 Lyon, France) or, for US residents, through the NCDXF (send your checks
to W6OSP: Bruce Butler, 4220 Chardonnay Ct., Napa, CA 94558). [TNX F5NOD and
WLH (1) ---> Phil, F5OGG (PMAILLAR@bouyguestelecom.fr) reports the
current/forthcoming operations will count towards the World Lighthouses Award
as follows: FY/F5KEE = LH 0911 [425DXN 471], F5XX/p = LH 0500 [425DXN 467],
9A10C and 9A7K/p = LH 0057 [425DXN 469].
WLH (2) ---> The second annual WLH Convention will take place at Albi, France
on 10-11 June. For further information please e-mail email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org [TNX F5OGG]
*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
*** NEWS FROM THE WEB ***
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
VK9WI: The operation went QRT on 22 May at 6.20 UTC. Check the on line
log at http://www.qsl.net/vk9wi regularly as the final version
is not yet available.
QSL ROUTES: Paul, ON6DP (email@example.com) reports the updated versions
of #QSLMGR.EXE (QSL.TXT) and #QSLFUL.EXE (QSL.FUL) for DX
Cluster are now available at http://www.qsl.net/on6dp. The DBase
contains 54,786 QSL routes.
WAIS: WAIS (Worked All Italian Squares) Manager Pier Luigi Anzini,
IK2UVR reports the new version of the software for this award
can be downloaded from http://www.malpensa.it/radio/index.html,
http://www.qsl.net/ik0qob/software.htm and www.qsl.net/ik2uvr/
QSL received via direct: 3A/VA3EU, 3B9FR, 3C0R, 3D2TC, 3V8ST, 3W6DXI,
3XY1B0, 3XY2D, 4L3Y, 4S7DA, 4S7GF, 4S7WN, 4W/W3UR, 4X0A (AS-100), 5B4/UA9MA,
5H3US, 5R8GJ, 6D2X, 6Y5MM, 7X2LZ, 7X4AN, 8J1RL (AN-015), 8Q7QQ, 9E1C, 9M2AX,
9M6BG, 9U5D, A22RM, A52A,AX0LD, BA1CO, BI3H (AS-134), CE0Y/G0KBO (SA-001),
CE0Y/UA6AF (SA-001), E41/OK1DTP, EP2MKO, ET3DP, ET3VSC, EZ8AQ, FK8VHN/P
(OC-033), FO0DEH (OC-114), FO0EEN, FO5QG, GJ3YHU, GM3VLB/P (EU-008, EU-111,
EU-118 and EU-123), HF0POL, HL4HLD (AS-026), J79WW, JE6EMW (AS-023), JI3DST/6
(AS-037), JT1BH, JT1DA, K5PP/P (NA-120), KH5/DF6FK, KH6XT, KH8/N5OLS, L44D/D
(SA-021), LU7VCH/D (SA-021), MJ/K3PLV, NP2/K7BV, P3A, R1ANZ,R1FJV, RS0F
(AS-018), S79AG, SV2ASP/A, SV5/G4OBK, T31K, T31T, T32BO,T33VU, T77C, TE8CH
(NA-116), TI2PZ, TO0DX, TR8IG, TR8NOR, TX0DX, UK9AA, UP6F, VK8AN/6 (OC-154),
VK8PW/8 (OC-229), VK9CN, VK9XS, VP2V/W4RM, VQ9GB, VQ9QM, VR2BG, VY0O
(NA-173), XF4LWY (NA-030), XT2DR, XU7AAY, XW2A, XZ0A (AS-144), XZ1ZV, YI9OM,
Z33Z, ZA0IS (EU-169), ZB2FK, ZC4ATC, ZC4CM, ZD7WRG, ZK3CW, ZK3DX, ZL8RS,
ZM7ZB, ZS31ER (AF-085), ZV0SB, ZX0F.
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