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30 September 2000
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3A2    - Willi, DJ7RJ will be active as 3A/DJ7RJ from Monaco between 1 and 20
          October. QSL via DJ7RJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
3B8    - After operating from Togo  and Burkina Faso  [425DXN 485] DL7DF  and
          DL7BO will move to Mauritius Island (AF-049) and be active between 3
          and 17 November. QSL via DL7DF, either direct or through the bureau.
          [TNX DX News Letter]
3W     - Hiroo, JA2EZD is expected to visit Cambodia and be active as  XU7ABF
          on 2-5 October.  Then he will  move to Vietnam  and operate for  1-2
          weeks as 3W2B concentrating on 6 metres.  A side trip to a new  IOTA
          off the central  coast of  Vietnam is  being planned.  QSL via  XW2A
          (Hiroo Yonezuka, P.O. Box 2659, Vientiane, Laos). [TNX The Daily DX]
4S     - Phil, G3SWH will be in Sri Lanka (AS-003) from 9 to 22 November.  He
          and his wife will  be travelling extensively  during their stay  and
          Phil hopes to  be QRV as  4S7WHG (40-10 metres  CW only)  for a  few
          hours at least  on most  days, circumstances  permitting. They  will
          spend the last few days relaxing  on the beach  at Unawatuna in  the
          south of the island, when Phil hopes to be a little more active. QSL
          via G3SWH, either direct or via the RSGB bureau. [TNX G3SWH]
9G     - Bart, PA3GGM and other three amateur radio operators will be  active
          from Ghana on 6-24 October. They plan to sign 9G1AA as well as their
          personal calls (not known for the time being) on CW (20, 40, 80  and
          maybe 160 metres) and SSB (6 metres). [TNX PA3GGM]
A3     - After their trip  to Vanuatu [425DXN  490] Lothar,  DJ7ZG and  Babs,
          DL7AFS will operate  (with two stations  on 10-80  metre SSB,  RTTY,
          PSK31 and some CW) as A35YL and A35ZG from Tonga between 21  October
          and 11 November.  QSL via  DL7AFS (Baerbel  Linge, Eichwaldstr.  86,
          D-34123    Kassel,    Germany).    Their    web    site    is     at
          http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/ [TNX DJ7ZG]
A4     - Look for Tony, A45ZN/p (G4KLF) and Younnis, A41MA/p to operate  from
          Suwadi Island (AS-112) from 29 September to 1 October. Tony will  be
          active from Muscat, Oman for the next six months. [TNX The Daily DX]
A5     - JA1PCY, JF1PJK, JH1NBN, JK1AFI and JR7TEQ will be active from Bhutan
          between 27 October and 3 November,  including an entry in the CQ  WW
          DX SSB Contest. They expect to be issued individual calls, and plans
          are to operate  on all bands  with three transceivers  (SSB, CW  and
          RTTY), while JK1AFI will concentrate  on 6 metres.  QSL for all  via
          JH1NBN (Yoosuke  Uchiyama,  924-4 Yokokawacho,  Hachioji,  193-0823,
          Japan). [TNX JA1ELY]
BY     - David, BA4DW will be active  as BA4DW/5 with  100 watts and  dipoles
          from Tao Hua,  Zhou Shan Islands  (AS-137) on 2-7  October. QSL  via
          BA4DW (David Y. J. Zhou, P.O. Box 040-088, Shanghai 200040,  China).
          [TNX BA4DW]
CN     - The  Bavarian  Contest  Club  will  be  operating  again  as   CN8WW
          (Multi-Multi) from  Morocco for  the CQ  WW  DX SSB  Contest  (28-29
          October). Before and after the contest  they will be active as  5C8M
          on CW, SSB, RTTY, 6 metres and on  the WARC bands. QSL for both  via
          DL6FBL either direct  (Bernd Och,  Christian-Wirth-Str. 18,  D-36043
          Fulda, Germany) or through the DARC bureau. A special QSL card  will
          be sent to those who work  CN8WW on 5 or 6 bands.  The web site  for
          the operation is at http://www.dl6fbl.de/cn8ww/ [TNX DL4MC]
EA     - Pepe, EA5KB  plans to  operate from  Reina Island  (DIEI V-017,  not
          IOTA) during the weekend. QSL via bureau. [TNX EA5KB]
FO     - Jean-Michel, F6AJA  reports  that Eric,  F5SIH  will  be  active  as
          FO/F5SIH from Frech Polynesia as follows:
          9-11  October   Tahiti (OC-046)
          12-15 October   Moorea (OC-046)
          18-20 October   Raiatea (OC-067)
          20-24 October   Bora Bora (OC-067)
          24-27 October   Rangiroa (OC-066)
FO     - Jean-Michel, F6AJA reports that Joel, F5JJW will be active as either
          FO0SUC or FO/F5JJW from French Polynesia as follows:
          10-18 October   Mangareva (OC-063)
          18-22 October   Moorea (OC-046)
          22-26 October   Tikehau (OC-066)
FO     - Francisco, CT1EAT will be active as FO0FRA from Mai Mona Motu  (Bora
          Bora, OC-067) between 24 October and 2 November. He plans to operate
          during the  CQ WW  DX  SSB Contest.  QSL  via CT1EAT  either  direct
          (Francisco Costa, P.O. Box 172, 7801-902 Beja, Portugal) or  through
          the bureau. [TNX CT1EAT]
GJ     - Barry, N0KV/M0CQS and  possibly other  operators will  be active  as
          MJ/N0KV from LaMoye, Jersey (EU-013) starting on 22 October. He/they
          will participate in the CQ WW  DX SSB Contest (28-29 October) as  SO
          or M/S. Operation outside the contest  will be both CW and SSB.  QSL
          via N0KV  (Barry Mitchell,  12200 Boothill  Dr., Parker,  CO  80138,
          USA). [TNX N0KV]
GM     - Don, W9DC  will be  going  to the  Outer  Hebrides (EU-010)  on  5-7
          October and will  put out  a few  islands (Scalpay,  OH-25 and  some
          others) while there specifically looking for North America. Sometime
          between 8-11 October, he  hope to operate  from two privately  owned
          islands, Oronsay (SC-16,  EU-008) and Carna  (SC-17), in the  Sugart
          Loch. [TNX W9DC]
HC     - Otto, UA4WAE reports he has been QRT since 30 August, when he  moved
          to Ecuador. He will be  there (HC2/UA4WAE) for  at least two  years.
          Cards should be requested either direct (Alex Otto Ogorodov,  Correo
          Central, Salinas-Guayas, Ecuador) or by e-mail (UA4WAE@qsl.net).
I      - Stefano, IV3CJT (HF)  and Claudio, IW3RI  (on 6, 2  and possibly  70
          centimetres) will be IG9/ from Lampedusa  (AF-019) on 2-12  October.
          [TNX IW3RI]
I      - Tony/IK2SNG, Gus/IK4RQJ, Andy/IK4VET and Robi/IK4XCL  will be /4  on
          10-40 metres  SSB  and CW  from  Scanno di  Piallazza  (EU-155,  IIA
          FE-001) on 4-8 October. Is  weather is fine,  on 7-8 October  IK4VET
          and IK4XCL will operate from other nearby IIA islands. QSL via  home
          calls, either direct or through the bureau. [TNX IK4RQJ]
JA     - Look for Haya, JF6WTY/6 to be  active (on 10-40  metres CW and  SSB)
          from Tanega-shima  (AS-032) on  7-9 October.  QSL via  JF6WTY.  [TNX
          JI6KVR]
JA     - Look for JA1PBC/1,  JQ1USM/1, 7L4PVR/1 and  JL1PLF/1 to operate  (on
          10-80 metres SSB and CW)  from the Hachijo  Islands (AS-043) on  3-6
          November. QSL via JL1PLF. [TNX JI6KVR]
J8     - NO2R, W2EN, and  WA2VUY will operate  (on all bands  SSB and CW)  as
          J8/home call from  the Grenadines  (NA-025) on  23-31 October.  They
          will participate  in the  CQ  WW DX  SSB  Contest, possibly  with  a
          special callsign. QSL for all contacts via W2EN. [TNX WA2VUY]
KH0    - Yama, JA1SGU and Kazu, JJ1KZI will  be active as KH0T and KH0V  from
          Saipan (OC-086) on 5-8  October. They will  operate on 80-10  metres
          (WARC bands included) mainly on CW.  QSL direct to home calls.  [TNX
          OPDX Bulletin]
KH5K   - Preparations continue at an accelerating pace  for the Kingman  Reef
          DXpedition in  October.  The  web  site  for  the  operation  is  at
          http://www.qsl.net/krpdxgc The pilots  for the  operation are:  Bill
          Avery, K6GNX  (k6gnx@telemetry.com;  North &  South  America)  Klaus
          Wagner,  DL1XX  (dl1xx@gmx.de;  Europe/Africa/Middle  East)  Takeshi
          Yoshida,   JA3AAW   (ja3aaw@sannet.ne.jp;   Japan/Asia/Australia/New
          Zealand) Dave Batcho (N5JHV, dbatcho@lascruces.com; Six Metre).  The
          call  will  be  announced  when  operation  begins;  QSL  via  K4TSJ
          (Dudley's  DXers  of   NE  Georgia,  2011   New  High  Shoals   Rd.,
          Watkinsville, GA 30677,  USA). Contributions are  still welcome  and
          should be  sent to  N4XP (Tom  Harrell, 2011  New High  Shoals  Rd.,
          Watkinsville, GA 30677., USA). Team member Massimo Mucci, I8NHJ will
          present the  DXpedition  during  the  Italian  HF-DX  Convention  in
          Bologna during the weekend.
KP2    - Look for Larry, K6RO and Herb, KG6OK to be active (on CW, RTTY,  SSB
          and possibly  PSK-31, concentrating  on the  WARC bands  before  and
          after the contest)  as KP2/K6RO (QSL  via home  call) and  KP2/KG6OK
          (QSL via home call) from St.Croix  (NA-106) on 25-31 October.  Larry
          will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as WP2Z (QSL via  KU9C)
          as SOAB/HP. [TNX K6RO]
OH0    - Look for Mikko OH0/OH3FM (QSL via  OH3FM), Jussi OH0/OH3YM (QSL  via
          OH3YM), Pertti OH0LQK (QSL via OH3LQK), Alpo OH0MFP (QSL via OH3MFP)
          and Markus OH0KCB  (QSL via OH3RM)  to be active  (on 10-80  metres,
          mainly CW  and RTTY)  from the  Aland  Islands (EU-002)  between  30
          September and 7 October. [TNX OH3RM]
P4     - John W2GD will be active (on 160-10 metres, with some WARC activity)
          as P40W  from Aruba  (SA-036) between  25 and  30 October.  He  will
          participate in the CQ WW SSB  DX Contest as SOAB, probably QRP.  QSL
          via N2MM. [TNX W2GD]
PY     - Look for  ZV3A and  PY3BB to  operate from  "Fortress Jesus,  Maria,
          Jose" (DFH RS-02) on 6-7 October. QSL via PY3ACC. [TNX PP5SZ]
SV9    - Roby, IZ3CYN  will  operate  (on  10,  15  and  20  metres  SSB)  as
          SV9/IZ3CYN from Crete (EU-015) on 10-15 October. QSL via home  call.
          [TNX IZ3CYN]
T8     - Look for T88NK (QSL via JA2AAU), T88IC (QSL via JA2AIC), T88FO  (QSL
          via JR2FOR),T88MI (QSL via JJ2KYT)  to be active  from Palau on  4-7
          October. They plan to operate on  40, 20, 15, 10,  6 metres SSB,  CW
          and SSTV plus 10 metres FM. [TNX JH2AVO]
V2     - Team Antigua (DL6LAU,  N2ED, N2TK, N3BNA,  N3OC, N5CK, N5NJ,  W2UDT,
          W2YR,  WT3Q,   WX0B,  ZP5AZL)   will   once  again   activate   V26B
          (Multi-Multi) from Antigua (NA-100) during the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest
          (28-29 October). The operators will make their presence felt on  all
          bands starting on or about 25 October until about 1 November. Before
          and after the contest they plan  to concentrate on RTTY, PSK31,  160
          metres and  the WARC  bands,  possibly with  some  6 metre  and  and
          satellite operations. Team Antigua will include:
          V26A  QSL via WB3DNA     V26EW QSL via N2ED     V26SZ QSL via N5CK
          V26AK    "    N2TK       V26J     "    W3LT     V26TZ    "    W3HNK
          V26AU    "    DL6LAU     V26O     "    N5NJ     V26U     "    W2UDT
          V26B     "    WT3Q       V26OC    "    N3OC     V26YR    "    W2YR
          The Special Collectors Edition (Worked 5 Band & 6 Band)  Certificate
          Program from V26B is continuing  this year, as  well as the  special
          Top Gun Plaque (Available to the first operator to work V26B on  all
          6  Bands   during  the   Contest).   For  full   information   visit
          http://www.frc-contest.org and  click on  the DXpeditions  page  and
          then the Team Antigua, V26B link. [TNX KA2AEV]
W      - Look for John, KL7JR/1 to operate from Mount Desert Island  (NA-055,
          USI ME-021S) on  8 October (possibly  on the 7th  as well)  starting
          around 14 UTC on 28.460 and 14.260 MHz. QSL via KL7JR (direct only).
          [TNX KL7JR]
XU     - The new dates for  EA5RM & EA7DBO's  XU7BAD operation from  Cambodia
          [425DXN 485] are 5-13 October. The  web site for the activity is  at
          www.qsl.net/xu7abd [TNX EA5RM]
ZK1_nc - Yasu,  JI1NJC  and  Yu,  JR2KDN  will  operate  from  Penrhyn  Atoll
          (OC-082), North Cook Islands between 28 October and 4 November. They
          have applied for ZK1NJC and ZK1NDK,  but licences will be  collected
          upon arrival. Plans are to operate  SSB, CW and  RTTY on all  bands,
          with special attention to 6 metres (50.100 MHz, QSX 50.140 and  up).
          QSL via  JR2KDN  either  direct  (Yuichi  Yoshida,  4th  Floor  Kato
          Building, 529  Rokugaike-cho, Kita-ku,  Nagoya, Japan  462-1112)  or
          through the  bureau.  Requests  for  bureau  cards  are  welcome  at
          jr2kdn@pluto.dti.ne.jp [TNX JF2MBF]
ZK2    - Bill, W7TVF will  be active (160-6  metres, with a  linear and  good
          antennas) as ZK2VF  from Niue (OC-040)  between 19  November and  10
          December. Priority  will  be given  to  Europe,  Africa,  and  South
          America on 160 and 80 metres during their grayline. Six metres  will
          be monitored all the time that  Bill is active, so  if six opens  he
          will be QRT on HF until  the band closes. QSL  direct only to  W7TVF
          (Bill Dawson, P.O. Box  4049, Pahrump, Nevada  89061, USA). The  web
          site is at http://coyote.accessnv.com/ad7k/w7tvf [TNX NW7O]
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH

IOTA ACTIVITY MONTH (OCTOBER) ---> Contacts  made  with  the  following  IOTA
island groups in  October  will  score  three  points towards  the RSGB  IOTA
Millennium Programme (IOTA 2000):
AN-004   NA-066    NA-131    NA-165    NA-185
NA-006   NA-078    NA-135    NA-166    NA-186
NA-009   NA-092    NA-143    NA-167    NA-188
NA-011   NA-115    NA-144    NA-171    NA-189
NA-017   NA-119    NA-162    NA-175    SA-001
NA-030   NA-120    NA-163    NA-179    SA-004
NA-043   NA-124    NA-164    NA-183    SA-083
The CDXC web pages (http://www.cdxc.org.uk) contain the full IOTA 2000 rules,
island listings, the SM6DEC record system  and an FAQ  page which is  updated
regularly. These web  pages also contain  conversion tables  between the  new
IOTAs arising as a result of the  publication of the IOTA Directory 2000  and
the old IOTAs that qualify for the IOTA 2000 Programme.

3V8BT ---> Giovanni, I5JHW reports this operation was approved for DXCC on 25
September.

QSL 9M0F ---> QSL manager Nao  Mashita, JA1HGY says  that he welcomes  e-mail
requests for bureau cards at ja1hgy@jarl.com

QSL BI2J ---> Mac, W3HC (Carl F. Mcdaniel, 2116 Reed Street, Williamsport, PA
17701-3904, USA) reminds island chasers that  direct cards for BI2J  (AS-151)
should be sent to W3HC only, not to China.

QSL EZ8CW ---> Cards for either Vit, EZ8CW and EZ3A (club station) should  be
sent  direct  only  to  Vitaly  Dotsenko,  P.O.  Box  73,  Ashgabat,  744020,
Turkmenistan. [TNX RU4SS]

QSL LU8XW ---> Jose  Manuel  Porter  Felip,  EA5BD  reports he is the new QSL
manager for LU8XW (effective 1 July 2000).

+ SILENT KEY + It is with great sorrow that we learned of the  death of  John
Kay, G3AAE on 25 September 2000 at the age of 77. John was a skilled DX'er, a
long-standing  FOC  member, and a  meticulous  operator.  He held the  top UK
positions on both the DXCC and the IOTA Honour Rolls, a real achievement when
one considers  that he never used a linear amplifier. An RSGB Council Member,
he served in a leading  capacity on several of the Society's Committees. Over
recent years he was a strong and loyal supporter of IOTA and was involved for
over five years with the programme's administration. [TNX G3KMA & G3GIQ]
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DX TELNET: Fabrizio, IK4VYX,  has  just released  Version  4.8  of  the  very
            popular DX TELNET programme. It is available for download from the
            following sites:
            http://www.golist.net
            http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/telnet.htm
            http://www.powernetonline.com/~dbald/dxtelnet.html
            http://www.qsl.net/ad5xa/dxt.html
ZD9ZM:     Bob's final log (20,538 QSOs: 17156  CW, 2134 SSB, 1248 RTTY)  has
            now  been  uploaded   to  the   log  search   page  available   at
            http://www.dxtechnology.com/zd9zm
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QSL received via direct:  1A0KM,  3B8/I5JHW (AF-049), 3V8BB, 3V8BT  (AF-073),
3W2LWS, 4K5CW,  4L4MM,  4S7BRG,  4W/N5KO,  4W/W3UR,  4W6EB,  4X/W5WP,  5H8TL,
5N0ZKD, 5N2BHF, 5V7MN,  5X1T, 7O1YGF,  9G5ZW, 9J2BO,  9X/ON4WW, 9X1A,  9X4WW,
A35MQ (OC-064),  A52JS, AH8A,  AP2JZB, BA4DW,  BZ4DHI, CE0Y/LX1NO,  CE0Z/KM9D
(SA-005), CU3DJ (EU-175),  CU8/DL8AAV/p (EU-089),D3T,  E21EIC, EA8BH,  EL2WW,
EM5UIA, ET3AA, ET3DP, EX8W, EY8CQ, EY8MM, EZ8CQ, FK/OH2BH, FK8VHY/p (OC-176),
FO0AAA,  FO0EEN,  FO0MOT  (OC-063),  FR5FD,  FW/G3SXW,  FW8ZZ,  FY5GS,   H76C
(NA-212),  HC1OT,  HD8Z,  HR1LW,  HR3/HR1RMG  (NA-160),  HS0/VK3DXI,  HV4NAC,
J28NH/p, J75KG,  J79WW,  JT1CO, KG4KO,  KH2/K4ANA,  KH6LEM,  KL7AK  (NA-216),
LA/SM3TLG  (EU-062),   LY10DR,   NO7F/KL7  (NA-059),   NP2BT   (NA-106),OH0B,
OH8/IK3GES/P (EU-184), OX2K, OX3UB, OY4TN, P40MH, P49V, R1AND, R1ANF,  R1ANP,
R1ANZ, RF1P (EU-102),  S07WW, S21VJ, SM3TLG/2  (EU-135), SU9ZZ,  SV8/IT9YRE/p
(EU-174), SW1OF,  T88AY,  T88BX, TA2DS/0,  TA3DD,  TJ1HP,  TK/S53R/P,  TM5CRO
(EU-070), TT8JLB, TU2/DF8AN, TX0DX, TX8JNN (OC-032), V2/G4DIY, V31HU, VE9MY/p
(NA-014), VK4DEK (OC-137 & OC-160), VK7TS/p  (OC-233), VK9CN (OC-003),  VK9CP
(OC-003),VK9WI, VP5V, VP6BR, VQ9QM, W8MV/KH4,  XF4LWY, XR0ZY, XV9SW,  XX9TEP,
XZ0A (AS-144), YI9OM, Z24S, ZF2SC,ZS26BI (AF-079), ZS31ER (AF-085), ZY500Y.
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