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425 DX News #503
23 December 2000
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3V     - Antonio, IK7YZG  reports he  will be  operating  from 3V8BB  on  4-6
          January. QSL  for  this operation  direct  only to  IK7YZG  (Antonio
          Cicerale, Via Risorgimento 99, 71016 San Severo - FG, Italy).
3Y_bou - Chuck Brady,  N4BQW has  been active  as 3Y0C  from Bouvet  (AN-002)
          since 16  December.  He will  be  on the  island  with  a  group  of
          scientists for four months; this is not a DXpedition and Chuck  will
          operate when time  allows. He will  have access to  a generator  for
          approximately 12 hours  a day and  will will  use a  large banks  of
          batteries when the  generator is not  available. Chuck is  currently
          active on 10,  15 and 20  metres, but in  due course  he expects  to
          operate on  other bands.  His amateur  radio equipment  includes  an
          amplifier, vertical antennas for 160-40 metres  and beams for  30-10
          metres. Please note that Chuck usually works SSB; he uses a hand key
          for his very limited CW  operations, so beware  of pirates. QSL  via
          WA4FFW, but please refrain  from sending cards  until an address  is
          posted in  early January.  Logs  will not  be  in hand  until  after
          Chuck's   return   to    the   US   sometime    in   April.    Check
          http://www.qsl.net/zr1dq for the latest information from the island.
          [TNX The Daily DX and others]
7Q     - Harry, G0JMU will be activating his 7Q7HB call again for a month  in
          February. His past SSTV, PSK31 and WARC band operations proved  very
          popular: "let  me  know what  your  requirements  are",  Allan/G0IAS
          (g0ias@amsat.org) says, "and if it is possible, we should be able to
          help".
A5     - Glenn (W0GJ/A52GJ)  will  be working  at  the hospital  in  Thimphu,
          Bhutan from 29 December  until early February.  Glenn, his son  Mark
          (N0MJ/A52MJ) and other members of the Johnson family - namely Vivien
          (KL7YL/A52VJ),  Melissa  (N0MAJ/A52YL),  Carrie  (N0CMJ)  and   Paul
          (W0PRJ) - hope  to be on  the air on  all bands and  modes, with  an
          emphasis on the low bands at sunrise and sunset. QSL via home calls.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
EI     - The Emerald  Isle  Contest and  DX  Group (EI9I)  will  operate  the
          special millennium  call  EI2OOO on  25  and 31  December  from  the
          western part of Ireland. Activity is expected on CW, SSB and  PSK31.
          QSL via the bureau. [TNX EI7IQ]
FO_fp  - Wolfgang/DL1AWI, Matthias/DL5XU, Peter/DL3APO and Birgit/DG0OBN will
          operate (on 10-160 metres CW, SSB with some RTTY and possibly  SSTV)
          from Rangiroa (OC-066), French Polynesia between  27 January and  10
          February. QSL via the DARC bureau or direct to DL3APO (Peter  Kohde,
          Wurgwitzer Str. 36, 01187 Dresden, Germany). Logs will be  available
          after the activity at http://www.radioklub.de/cgcg [TNX DL3APO]
FO_mar - Wolfgang/DL1AWI and Matthias/DL5XU will be  active as FO0/home  call
          from Nuku Hiva, Marquesas (OC-027) between  11 and 28 February.  QSL
          via  the  DARC  bureau  or  direct  to  DL1AWI  (Wolfgang   Ziegler,
          Arno-Schlothauer-Str. 15, 99842 Ruhla, Germany). [TNX DL3APO]
GW     - WW2R, GW5NF and G4VXE will be  active on RTTY as  MW2I for the  ARRL
          RTTY Roundup (6-7 January). QSL via WW2R. [TNX G4FRE]
LU_ant - Pavel, EM1KY is  now active as  LU1Z/UT1KY from  the "Refuego  Naval
          Groussac" on Peterman Island (AN-006). [TNX DL5EBE]
OA     - Radio amateurs from Peru are using the 4T special prefix through  31
          December to to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Radio Club Peruano.
          The official  club station  uses the  special call  OA70O. Look  for
          4T4AHW, 4T4AMN, 4T4BHY,  4T4DKC, 4T4DJW,  4T4CVT and  others ito  be
          active on all  bands and modes.  QSL via  operator's instruction  or
          OA4O. [TNX OA4AHW]
OZ     - Joe,  M0AXP/OZ3CF  plans  to  operate   from  5P1ER  (the   European
          Radiocommunications Office ARC in Denmark,  http://www.ero.dk/carc/)
          probably on 28 December from around 11 UTC till 17 UTC on +/- 28040,
          21040 and 14040 kHz. This will be the last operation as 5P1ER, as of
          1 January 2001 the call will cease  to exist and will be assigned  a
          new OZ0 call. QSL via M0AXP. [TNX G3PMR]
P2     - Steve,  VK8AM/VK4EMS  is  now  operating  from  Bougainville  Island
          (OC-135) as P29BI in his very limited spare time. He will be QRV  on
          all bands (except 160 metres) CW  and SSB till  the end of  January.
          QSL to VK4EJ (Bernie McIvor, 30 Brennan Parade, Strathpine QLD 4500,
          Australia). [TNX VK4EJ]
S2     - Look for Junji, JA7KXD to operate  as S21YT from Bangladesh  between
          27 December  and 2  January. QSL  via JA7KXD  (Junji Ogawa,  2-3-51,
          Kimachidori,  Aoba-ku,  Sendai-city   980-0801,  Japan.  [TNX   OPDX
          Bulletin]
SM     - Kungalv Radio Club, SK6NL will be active as SI900TKM from 1  January
          through 31  December.  Further  information  will  be  available  at
          http://www.listen.to/sk6nl QSL via SK6NL. [TNX SM6VVT]
T8     - Koji, JK7TKE plans to operate as  T88TU from Belau (OC-009)  between
          27 and 31 December. QSL via JK7TKE either direct (Koji Fukui 1840-5,
          Izumi-cho, Tokorozawa-city, Saitama 359-1112, Japan) or through  the
          JARL bureau. [TNX QRZ-DX]
TG     - Special station TD0G will be activated (on 80, 40, 20 and 25 metres)
          by several operators on 26-28 January from the ancient Maya town  of
          Yasha, some 600 kilometres north of Guatemala City. [TNX TG9AAK  and
          EA5KB]
VE     - Look for VE2DX to operate (on  +/- 14260, 21260, 28450 and  possibly
          7070 and  50125 kHz)  from Jesus  Island  (CISA PQ-014)  between  23
          December and 3 January. Most operations  will be between 10 UTC  and
          15 UTC, but the station might operate  also around 20 UTC to 3  UTC.
          QSL via VE2STN  (Richard G. Desaulniers,  461, Romeo,  Ste-Dorothee,
          Laval, Quebec, Canada H7X 1R2). [TNX VE2STN]
VU_ant - Look for  Vic to  operate as  VU/R1AND  from Indian  Antarctic  base
          "Maitri" on 24 December. QSL via DL5EBE (please note that cards  for
          R1AND, VU/R1AND  and R1AND/A  will be  printed when  Vic returns  to
          Europe, ie not before May 2001). [TNX DL5EBE]
W      - Harry, AA2WN will operate from  time to time  from Finns Point  Rear
          Range Light  during  the  Christmas  Lights  Event,  now  through  2
          January. [TNX AA2WN]
W      - Special event call  K1D will be  aired (on 28400,  21310, 14270  and
          7230 kHz) between 23 December and  6 January to celebrate Kid's  Day
          (6 January) and Amateur Radio Awareness. The operators will be Peter
          (W1DAD)  and  Jeanne  (K1MOM)  Schipelliti,  7  Dearborn  Ridge  Rd,
          Atkinson, NH 03811, USA. [TNX W1DAD].
W      - The Marconi Radio  Club, W1AA (http://  personal.tmlp.com/k1vv/w1aa)
          will operate from Cape Cod (Massachusetts)  as W1AA/CC to  celebrate
          the 98th  Anniversary  of Guglielmo  Marconi's  first  transatlantic
          radio transmission between Cape Cod and England ("CC" was  Marconi's
          first call sign for his transatlantic Cape Cod Station).  Operations
          will take place with two stations (CW and SSB on 20-10 metres)  from
          12 through 22  UTC on  18 January.  QSL via  the W1  Bureau (for  DX
          stations) or direct to the W1AA CBA (for US stations). [TNX K1VV]
ZC4    - The OPDX Bulletin reports that the ZC4 club station should be up and
          running as ZC4ESB (Eastern  Sovereign Base) on  all bands and  modes
          for the  next three  years at  least,  most contests  included.  The
          operators are Steve/ZC4BS, Des/ZC4DW and Graham/ZC4GK.

ACTIVITY POSTPONED --->  Dan, N6PEQ  has postponed  his Fiji  and South  Cook
Islands operation, originally  planned to take  place from 16  December to  6
January [425DXN 502]. He now hopes to make  the trip in the spring or  summer
of 2001.
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160 METRES ---> The Stew Perry TopBand DX  Challenge will be run from 15  UTC
on 30 December to 15 UTC  on the 31st. For  further information please  visit
http://jzap.com/k7rat/stew.html [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL 4K9C ---> Ben, PA3EPG reports he is the new QSL manager for Boris and can
confirm contacts made from 30 October 2000. QSL to Ben van Leeuwen, Zwolseweg
57, 8181 AC Heerde, The Netherlands.

QSL BA4DW ---> David reports that some sources available on the Internet give
an incorrect address. Please note that  his correct address  is: David Y.  J.
Zhou, P.O. Box 040-088, Shanghai, 200040, China.

QSL EU-165  --->  Elio,  IS0AGY  reports  the  cards  for  the  18-20  August
IM0/IS0BMU operation (logs available at http://www.is0agy.org) from Isola dei
Cavoli will be ready at the end of the year.

QSL FO5RA ---> The QSL manager is KM5M, who welcomes either direct and bureau
cards. [TNX KM5M]

QSL FS/W2JJ ---> If yu worked this  station between 5 and 12 December  please
note that the correct address for W2JJ is P.O. Box 244, Allamuchy, NJ  07820,
USA. Bureau cards are welcome. [TNX KF2HC]

QSL TS7N ---> The QSL cards for the recent TS7N operation (some 46,500  QSOs,
including a  M/S entry  in the  CQ WW  CW Contest  with  a claimed  score  of
15,548,673 points) from the Kerkennah  Islands (AF-073) will  be ready to  be
sent out in January. TS7N was activated on all  bands an modes by a group  of
13 operators from Germany, Italy and  Japan from 15 to  27 November. QSL  via
DL6BCF either direct  (Britt Koester, Putzstr.  9, 45144  Essen, Germany)  or
through   the   bureau.   The   web   site   for   the   operation   is    at
http://www.qsl.net/ts7n [TNX DJ7IK]

QSL VIA F6AUS ---> Serge reports  he has started processing the requests  for
his J8 trip to  Bequia Island (NA-025).  Direct cards can  be sent to  either
Serge Soulet,  Les Hautes  Rivieres, F-79800  Sainte-Eanne, France  or  Serge
Soulet, P.O. Box 54, F-79402 Saint-Maixent-L'Ecole, France.
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ADDRESSES: Rony, PS7AB  reports  a Brazilian  Amateur  Radio  Address  search
            engine is available at http://www.cwsp.org.br/callsrch.htm
LOGS:      The log for  A52XX is  now online  at http://dx.qsl.net/logs  [TNX
            N6RT]
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QSL received  via direct:  3A/OH2BH, 3A/OH4GN,  3A2K, 3B8CF,  3W2LWS,  4S7NE,
5V7VJ, 7Q7DC, 8R1AK/P (SA-068), A35BQ, A45ZN/P (AS-112), A52FH, A71EZ,  AX9YL
(OC-005), BI2J (AS-151),  C91DC, CM6LE, CO7GC,  D44CF, DU100RG, DU9RG,  ED1BD
(EU-142), ES0I  (EU-034), EY8CQ,  FO0CLA  (OC-066), FO0JAN,  FP/W8IQ,  FR5FD,
HK3JJH  (SA-082),  HQ0R,  J5X,  JD1BCK  (OC-073),  JN4MCL  (AS-041),   JX3EX,
KH6/DH5PK, KH6ND/KH5 (OC-085), KL7/K6ST (NA-215), KL7/W6IXP (NA-214),  P29AM,
PZ5JR, R0/UR8LV (AS-054), R0/UR8LV (AS-152),  RA0LOM/0, RW9FM, S07WW,  T88QG,
TA3DD, TF8GX, TX0DX, UE6AAA (EU-185), VK4FW/p, VK9XY, VP6BR, VU2PAI,  W1DIG/P
(NA-217), WH4/K6SHJ, XT2AW, XT2OW, YC8VIP/7 (OC-088), YC9WZJ (OC-034), ZK1AGL
(OC-159), ZK1BQI (OC-013), ZK1YRE (OC-159), ZL4IR, ZL4IR/7.

QSL received via WF5E  QSL Service: 3W5OK  (AS-132), 5Z4WI (AF-067),  6K0IS/2
(AS-105), 6K97EAG,  6M0HZ/2 (AS-090),  6Y8A, A41LZ,  C6A/K2PS (NA-001),  C6DX
(NA-054), CF7KDU/P  (NA-118),  E30BA, FR5ZQ/G,  FY5FU/P  (SA-020),  NH6D/KH3,
KL1SLE (NA-040),  NO7F/KL7 (NA-059),  LU1ZC, N2OO  (NA-111), PR2YL  (SA-024),
PW5V (SA-027), T70A, V63X (OC-059), VD7D (NA-118), VE7TLL/P (NA-061), VP8CKN,
W7W (NA-169), XU2A, XZ0A (AS-144), ZK3RW, ZX0Z (SA-067), ZY5YZ (SA-026), ZY8R
(SA-070).
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