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30 December 2000
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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                     *        TO ALL OUR READERS        *
                     * WARMEST THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES *
                     *     FOR A WONDERFUL  HOLIDAY     *
                     *    AND A  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR    *

8Q     - Gil, IZ1DLV will operate (on 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20  metres SSB)  from
          from Dhiggiri Island, Maldives (AS-013)  on 2-9  January. QSL  direct
          only to IZ1DLV (Gil, P. O. Box 7039, 16148 Genova - GE, Italy).  [TNX
BY     - David, BA4DW plans to concentrate on the low bands CW during the New
          Year holidays  from  30 December  to  7 January.  Look  for  him  on
          3500-3515  and   7000-7025   kHz  (skeds   can   be   requested   at
 QSL  to  David  Y.  J.  Zhou,  P.O.  Box  040-088,
          Shanghai, 200040, China. [TNX BA4DW]
CE     - On their way back from the  "International Complex Expedition"  (see
          Antarctica below) RW3GW,  UA3GVV, UA0XB  plan to  stop and  operate,
          possibly as XQ8RI,  from Riesco Island  (SA-???) between  15 and  20
          January.  [TNX RW3GU]
HL     - Lee, DS4CNB  will operate  as DS4CNB/4  from Cheju  Island  (AS-026)
          between 28 December and 1 January. Look for him on 40, 20, 15 and 10
          metres CW and SSB. QSL via home call (P.O Box 30, Tongyung  650-600,
          South Korea). [TNX DS4CNB]
JA     - Takeshi, JI3DST will operate (on 40, 17 15, 12, 10 and 6 metres SSB)
          as JI3DST/6 from Daito Islands (AS-047) between 7 UTC on 30 December
          and 2  UTC on  7  January. QSL  via  JI3DST either  direct  (Takeshi
          Funaki, 2-18-26 Hannan-Cho,  Abeno-Ku, Osaka  City, Osaka  545-0021,
          Japan) or through the bureau. [TNX JI3DST]
JW     - Per, LA3FL/JW3FL is  currently active in  his spare  time from  Bear
          Island (EU-027) [425DXN 497], where he has reactivated the old  Bear
          Station club station JW1I. He will move to Hopen Island (EU-063)  at
          the end of January. [TNX The Daily DX]
KL     - Richard, WB7APG  is  a  new General  class  operator  who  has  been
          stationed at  the  US  Coast Guard  Loran  Station  on  Attu  Island
          (NA-064) for  about 7  months. He  will  be up  on  the air  as  his
          schedule permits from now  through April 2001.  Richard uses a  100W
          refurbished military radio with a vertical antenna, has been told of
          the 14260  and  21260 IOTA  frequencies  but is  not  accustomed  to
          pile-ups. [TNX AL7RB and Islands On The Web]
OE     - Amateur radio operators in Austria have  been authorized to use  the
          special prefix OE75 from 1 January to 31 December 2001 to  celebrate
          the  75th  anniversary  of  the   Austrian  IARU  society   (OEVSV).
          Information on  the  awards issued  by  the OEVSV  is  available  at
PY     - Look for IV3NVN, IV3GKE, PP5TO and PY1AK to operate as ZX1R (QSL via
          PY1AK) and ZX5T/1 (QSL  via IV3NVN) from  Grande and Gipoia  Islands
          (both count for SA-029) on 4-8 Janury. [TNX IV3NVN]
W      - AD5A, AB5EB and KB5SKN will be  active from Mustang Island  (NA-092)
          on 29-31  December.  The operation  will  be sporadic  depending  on
          schedule and will be both SSB  and CW on 10, 15,  20 and 40  metres.
          [TNX AD5A and Islands On The Web]
YK     - Ron/WJ7R,    Dick/N7RO,    Bob/W4DR,    Rosalie/N4CFL,    Carl/K9LA,
          Vicky/AE9YL, Jim/W4PRO and Al/K7AR will be  active (on 6-160  metres
          CW,  SSB  and  RTTY)  as  YK9A  from  the  Syrian  Telecommunication
          Establishment (STE) site in Damascus, Syria  for nine days in  early
          February. The team will leave the US on 1 February and expects to be
          on the  air  on the  3rd.  They will  have  three HF  stations  with
          amplifiers and a fourth station  for 6 metres.  As a major  emphasis
          will be put into working stations from the US and Japan, where Syria
          is most wanted, the following pilots have been appointed:  Dick/N6FF
          (,  for  the  western  half  of  the  US),   Bernie/W3UR
          (, for the eastern half  of the US),  Masao/JH3VNC
          (,  for  Japan).  The  "DX  Syria  2001"  is  at
 and will  include daily online  logs. QSL via  K9LA
          (Carl Luetzelschwab, 1227 Pion Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845, USA). For
          further information please contact Al/K7AR at
ZD8    - Johnny, ZD8KW  (ZD7WRG) is  currently active  from Ascension  Island
          (AF-003). He  will go  back to  St. Helena  on 9  January, but  will
          return to Ascension on 12 February. [TNX The Daily DX]

ANTARCTICA ---> The Russian Robinson  Club ( announces  that
the "International Complex Expedition" to the South Pole will take place from
30 December to 15 January, with possible activities as CE8/R3RRC (from  Punta
Arenas, Chile),  R3RRC/ant (from  Patriot Hills  Base)  and R3RRC/am  from  a
balloon above the South Pole as R3RRC/am. The operators will be RW3GW, UA3GVV
and UA0XB. A certificate will be available for two QSOs on different bands or
with different calls (requests can be sent to RW3GW, Valery I. Sushkov,  P.O.
Box 3, Lipetsk - 398000, Russia;  the cost is 12 IRCs).  QSL via RW3GW.  [TNX

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

4W1CW ---> This station is giving N7RO as his QSL manager, but Dick does  not
know him and know nothing about handling his cards.

CORRECTION ---> Koji, JK7TKE (T88TU) is not active from Belau, as reported in
425DXN #503. The activity took place  in autumn (see #495), we apologize  for
any inconvenience this may have caused Koji and our readers.

DXPEDITION UNIVERSITY  --->  Go  to  Jamaica and  learn  the  art  of  DXing!
DXpedition University ("DXU") is the first of its kind to provide a  training
ground for energetic radio amateurs wanting to learn the art and "how to"  of
DXpedition planning and punning pileups. To learn more about DXU and how  you
can   join    the   team    in   Jamaica,    visit    the   DXU    site    at [TNX K2KW]

QSL CN8RM --->  Antonio, IK7YZG is  the new  QSL manager  for CN8RM  as of  1
January 2001. His address is Antonio Cicerale, Via Risorgimento 99, 71016 San
Severo - FG, Italy. [TNX IK7YZG]

QSL FR/F6KDF/T ---> Gil, F5NOD reports  that the QSLs were received from  the
printer one month ago and  some 10,000 requests  have already been  processed
but not mailed. They will be sent out all at the same time around 15 January.

QSL P43DO ---> Bob, W4WSZ reports he will not be handling QSL cards for P43DO
after 1 January 2001.

QSL VK0MM ---> Alan, VK0MM has been permanently QRT from Macquarie Island  as
of 16 December. QSL cards will be available in late January and all  proceeds
will be donated  to an Australian  charity providing care  for children  with
cancer and other  terminal illnesses.  The QSL  route (direct  only) will  be
announced in January at

QSL I7JRP/7 ---> Giancarlo, IK7WUJ reports all of the direct and bureau cards
received so far for I7JRP/7 (WAIL PU-011, May 2000) have been processed.

QSL ZD9/ZS1B (1998) ---> In a  recent message Deon, ZR1DQ reported that  "Bud
is funding the  QSL operation out  of his  own pocket  and he  had the  cards
printed a few weeks ago. He is completing the cards by hand at the moment and
will mail them all at the same time".

QSL ZD9BV & ZD9CO ---> As of 1 January 2001 John Parrot, W4FRU will no longer
be the QSL manager for Andy/ZD9BV and Lorraine/ZD9CO. Cards should be sent to
Andy Repetto, Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic Ocean. [TNX The Daily DX]

QSL VIA RA1QQ ---> Nick (see address below) reports the cards for this year's
activities - namely RA1QQ/1, RA1QY/1 & UE1RRC/1 (EU-147) and RA1QQ/A, RA1QY/A
& UE1RRC (RRC-2201 and  2204) - have  been printed. Logs  are still open  for
UE1QQQ (RRC-2201 in 1997), UE1QQQ/1 (EU-161 in 1997), RA1QQ/1 (EU-160, EU-161
and EU-082 in 1998) and UE1QFF (RRC-2204 in 1999). Please note that RA1QQ  is
*not* the QSL manager for RW1ZZ/1 (EU-161, 2000). [TNX RA1QHJ]

WF5E DX QSL SERVICE ---> Les, WF5E announces he will have to raise his  rates
effective mid January 2001 to 4 QSLs per  $1.00. "We did not raise our  rates
with the  last  postage  increase",  Les says,  "although  with  the  new  US
international rates  being  raised  effective January  7,  2001  we  have  to
increase ours  also".  Les reports  the  following stations/managers  do  not
accept cards sent  through a  QSL service:  3B9R, 5A1A,  5H3RK, AC7DX,  AI6V,
further   information   on   the   WF5E   DX   QSL   Service   please   visit

THANK YOU ---> Issue 1228 of the  "DX Newsletter" (18 December) was the  last
one edited by Michael, DJ5AV, who has now retired. The editors of 425 DX News
would like to  thank Michael for  the DX information  and co-operation  given
over the past four years.

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

3Y0C   :   The latest information and  pictures from Bouvet  can be found  at
CONTESTS:  Lots of information and links for  major contests can be found  on
            the     Marconi      Contest      Club's     web      site      at
DAILY DX:  Back issues of The Daily DX can be found at
            or you can check out The Daily DX search engine at
DIFO:      Gil, F5NOD reports  the up-to-date DIFO  (French Oversea  Islands)
            Award     island      listings      can      be      found      at
LOGS:      Logs  for  special   event  station   EN23RW  can   be  found   at
   QSL via  UX2RY (Andre  Asriyanz, P.O.  Box
            14, Slavutich-3, Kiev obl., 07100 Ukraine). [TNX UY2RA]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3V8CB       DL1BDF      ER2000A     ER1DA       SN2000C     SP9PKZ
3W6LI       IK2DUW      EY1HQ       DJ1MM       SP2000S     SP5ZCC
3W7CW       SP5JTF      EY8JJ       LA5JX       T20CK       HB9BCK
4D68HBC     JA1HBC      EY8ZC       EY8DV       T94KU       YO3JW
4J4K        PA3EPG      EZ3A        EZ8CQ       TA2FE       KK3S
4K5CW       PA3EPG      FK8GM       WB2RAJ      TG9ANG      pirate
4K9C        PA3EPG      FM/F2JD     F6AJA       TI9DX       pirate
4N7ZZ       YU7FIJ      FM5GU/I     KU9C        TT8FC       EA4AHK
4S7OF       K0JN        FO5RA       KM5M        UA2FO       DL1FCM
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       FO8Z        W9ZGU       UK8LA       RW3RM
4T4AHW      OA4AHW      HB0/DM2AUJ  DM2AUJ      UK8OM       IK2QPR
5N3CPR      SP5CPR      HG1OOO      HA5KDQ      UN7EG       DL8KAC
5P1ER       M0AXP       HI3LFE      AD4Z        UP2000L     UN7LZ
5R8FU       SM5DJZ      HS0ZCW      K4VUD       V26JT       K3JT
5R8O        5R8FL       HS4BPQ      E21EIC      V47SS       DL2MDZ
5T5YD/P     F6FYD       HZ1AB       K8PYD       V47UY       KJ4UY
5X1GS       WB2YQH      II0ZKZ      I0ZKZ       V51HK       DL6OBS
7Q7KZ       JA2LZF      IU4T        IK4MTF      VE2DX       VE2STN
7S2000M     SM7TZK      IY4FGM      IK4UPU      VK9CEH      AA4EH
7X0AD       EA4URE      J28EX       FB1BON      VQ9QM       W4QM
7X2RO       OM3CGN      J38DX       K1KI        VR97BG      VR2BG
8P9EM       G3VBL       J6/LA4LN    LA4LN       VR98BG      VR2BG
8P9HW       G4IOQ       JD1BCK      JM1TUK      VS6BG       VR2BG
9K2GS       W6YJ        JQ1SUO/JD1  JQ1SUO      VS6UP       VR2BG
9L1GG (1980) ZP6CU      JW/ES1AKM   ES1AKM      VS96BG      VR2BG
9M2/JI1ETU  JI1ETU      JW5DW       LA5DW       VS97BG      VR2BG
9M6BG       VR2BG       JY4NE       KB6NAN      VU2HR2000   VU2JOS
9M6CTT      JA8CCL      K1D         W1DAD       W3M         W1KSZ
9N7RB       W4FOA       KH0/JA4GXS  JA4GXS      W5AA/TI8    W5AA
9V1YC       AA5BT       KH0/JF4LNO  JA4GXS      XE2NJ       F6FNU
A41KJ       N5FTR       KH0/JN4AWW  JA4GXS      XV3AA       JA6UGH
AX2000      VK2PS       KH0AC       K7ZA        XV7AAZ      IN3QBR
BA4CH       BY4AOM      LU1Z/UT1KY  UT7UA       XW3QBR      IN3ZNR
C21JH       VK2GJH      LZ0A        LZ1KDP      XW3ZNR      IN3ZNR
C56/G2YT    G2YT        MJ0ASP      F5SHQ       XX9TDM      VR2BG
CN2UN       ZP6CU       OD5IU       LX1NO       YB0ABB      M0CMK
CO8EJ       EA5KB       OK9GLX      OK2AOP      YB3ZMI      IZ8CCW
CP6XE       IK6SNR      OL2OOO      OK1MD       YB5QZ       W3HNK
CT3/DK1BT   DK1BT       P29CC       K1WY        YC3DIK      IZ8CCW
CT3/DL3DXX  DL3DXX      PA/ON5FP/P  ON5FP       YN9HAU      HR1RMG
CT3/SM0JHF  SM0JHF      PJ2MI       W2CQ        YO5TP       GI4GTY
DL2GG/YV5   DJ7AO       PR8CBS      K2AP        YU2000A     YU1FJK
DU1/LA5FHA  LA5FHA      PY0FT       JA1ELY      YU8/9X0A    RW3AH
E20HHK      E21EIC      R1AND       DL5EBE      YZ30AA      YZ1AA
E20RRW      E21EIC      S07UN       ZP6CU       ZC4GL       KF4UCH
E29DX       HS0GBI      S21YT       JA7KXD      ZF2DR       K5RQ
ED1SJC      EA1URS      S79OK       OK1TD       ZP6CW       ZP6CU
ED6JN       EA6JN       SI4SSA      SM4AIO      ZP6GG       ZP6CU
ED8LPH      EA8URT      SM2T        SM2EZT      ZS6Y        KK3S

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

3D2DI   Bill, P.O. Box 184, Suva, Fiji Islands
5R8FL   P.O. Box 5005, Tananarive, Madagascar
A45XR   Chris Dabrowski, P.O. Box 2038, CPO 111, Oman
A92ZE   Capt. Julius Gostel Jr., PSC 451, Box 1198, FPO AE 09834, USA
AA4EH   Ed Hula, 1776 Peachtree St., Suite 410N, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
BA4DW   David Y. J. Zhou, P.O. Box 040-088, Shanghai, 200040, China
DL2MDZ  Rainer Kuehnberger, Hofer Str. 54, D-95233 Helmbrechts, Germany
DL5EBE  Dominik Weiel, Johannes-Meyer-Str. 13, D-49808 Lingen, Germany
DU9BCD  Paul C. Dagondon, Kuguita, Mambajao, 9100 Camiguin Island,
E21EIC  Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O. Box 1090 Kasetsart, Bangkok 10903,
F6AUS   Serge Soulet, Les Hautes Rivieres, F-79800 Sainte-Eanne, France
F6AUS   Serge Soulet, P.O. Box 54, F-79402 Saint-Maixent-L'Ecole, France
FB1BON  Patrice Brechet, P.O. Box 522, 85305 Challans CX, France
HC2BEV  Alex Otto Ogorodov Rafalsky, Correo Central, Provincia Guayas,
HR1RMG  Rene Mendoza Garay, P.O. Box 1000, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
HS0GBI  Cherdchai Yiwlek, P.O. Box 9, MAptaphut I.E., Raygong 21151, Thailand
IZ8CCW  P.O. Box 360, 87100 Cosenza - CS, Italy
JA4GXS  Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho, Yamaguchi-city, 753-0038 Japan
JA6GXK  Masafumi Ishihara, 493-4 Koba-Cho, Fukue, 853-0033 Japan
JA7KXD  Junji Ogawa, 2-3-51, Kimachidori, Aoba-ku, Sendai-city 980-0801,
JI3DST  Takeshi Funaki, 2-18-26 Hannan-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka
         545-0021, Japan
JK7TKE  Koji Fukui 1840-5, Izumi-cho, Tokorozawa-city, Saitama 359-1112,
JM1TUK  Kazuyoshi Nasu, 3-12-11-201, Oda Kawasaki-Ku, Kawasaki 2100846,
JQ1SUO  Eiji Shinoda, 3-3-17, Tomisato, Kashawa-City, Chiba 277-0081, Japan
K1KI    Tom Frenaye, P.O. Box 386, West Suffield, CT 06093, USA
LA5FHA  Svein Olav Brobakken, P.O. Box 15, 2838 Snertingdal, Norway
OA4AHW  Manuel Basurco C., Bronsino 626, Lima 41, Peru
OD5NH   Puzant Azirian, P.O. Box 80903, Beirut, Lebanon
PA3EPG  Ben van Leeuwen, Zwolseweg 57, 8181 AC Heerde, The Netherlands
RA0JX   Vladimir I. Babynin, P.O. Box 1, Zeya-3, Amurskaya Obl., 676342
RA1QQ   Nick A. Smerdov, P.O. Box 24, Cherepovets, 162627, Russia
SM5DJZ  Jan Hallenberg, Vassunda Andersberg, SE-741 91 Knivsta, Sweden
VE2STN  Richard G. Desaulniers, 461, Romeo, Ste-Dorothee, Laval, Quebec,
         Canada H7X 1R2
VK4EJ   Bernie McIvor, 30 Brennan Parade, Strathpine 4500, Australia
VP8DCD  P.O. Box 260, MPA, Falkland Islands
VR2BG   Brett Graham, P.O. Box 12727, Hong Kong
W1DAD   Peter Schipelliti, 7 Dearborn Ridge Rd, Atkinson, NH 03811, USA
W3HC    Carl F. McDaniel, 2116 Reed Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3904, USA
W3HNK   Joseph Arcure Jr., P.O. Box 73, Edgemont, PA 19028, USA
W9ZGU   Carl Taylor, 3871 SW 31 Street, Hollywood, FL 33023, USA
WA7OBH  Lee Graves, 4341 SE Satinleaf Place, Stuart, FL 34997, USA
YB8HZ   Hajar Sas, P.O. Box 105, Pangkep 90600, Indonesia
YU1FJK  RK Novi Beograd, P.O. Box 35, 11070 Novi Beograd, Yugoslavia
ZP6CU   P.O. Box 73, Caacupe, Paraguay

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