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3 March 2001
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3Y     - Chuck, 3Y0C reports he will be leaving Bouvet on 4 March. He expects
          to arrive to Cape Town around the 10th.
5W     - Dominique, F6EPY has  changed his plans  and will now  be active  as
          5W0DA from Samoa (OC-097) instead of French Polynesia [425DXN  512].
          He will  be  there  through  6 March  and  will  then  operate  from
          Rarotonga in the South Cooks (ZK1EPY) on 7-17 March. QSL via  F6EPY.
          [TNX The Daily DX]
9M6    - Andy, G4ZVJ plans to operate CW only from 9M6AAC, East Malaysia,  on
          8-12 March,  including activity  in  the RSGB  Commonwealth  Contest
          (BERU). [TNX G4ZVJ]
BV     - Look for BV9O to be  active from the  Lang-Tao Elementary School  on
          Lan Yu (Orchid  Island, AS-155)  between 15  and 19  March. QSL  via
          BV8BC (Bill  Chen, P.O.  Box 222,  Taitung-city 950,  Taiwan).  [TNX
CX     - A group of CX operators will be active on all bands and modes  (RTTY
          and PSK included) as CW0Z, from  Flores Island (SA-030, LH-0528)  on
          2-9 March. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX CX2AM]
EA8    - Martti, OH2BH will be airing EA8BH on all six bands from his  Canary
          Islands QTH this coming weekend during the ARRL DX SSB Contest. [TNX
EM_ant - Paul, EM1HO (home call UX2HO) has been on Argentine Island (AN-006),
          Antarctica for a couple of weeks [425DXN 508] and will be there  for
          one year. He is active  on HF using  200w to a  vertical and on  six
          metres with 100w and (for the  time being) a simple dipole. Paul  is
          active on SSB, CW, and will also be on the digital modes,  including
          RTTY and PSK 31. QSL via I2PJA. [TNX K0YR]
F      - Jean-Marc, F5SGI reports he will operate (on all HF bands mostly CW)
          as F5SGI/p from Yeu Island (EU-064, DIFM AT-021) on 14-26 April. QSL
          to F5SGI either direct or through the bureau. [TNX F5SGI]
GM     - Jim, MM0BQI   ( will  operate as  MM0BQI/p
          from the Tanera Mor (SC10) in  the Summer Isles (EU-092) during  the
          Scottish Activity Weekend (21-23 April). He plans to be active 80-10
          metres all modes including RTTY and  PSK31. The Activity weekend  is
          sponsored by the GMDX Group. Jim  will be back to EU-092 between  27
          July and 3 August - he will participate in the IOTA Contest and  try
          to activate some other islands nearby. QSL via MM0BQI either  direct
          (Jim Martin,  3 Lismore  Avenue, Edinburgh,  EH8 7DW,  Scotland)  or
          through the RSGB bureau. [TNX MM0BQI]
GW     - Ten   operators   from   the   North   Wales   Radio   Rally    Club
          (  will  be  active  (on  all  bands  160-6
          metres) as GW0NWR/P  from Bardsey  Island (EU-124)  on 5-10  August.
          They will be operating from Bardsey  Lighthouse for the first  three
          days, then will move to Plas Bach, a farm house on the middle of the
          island, for the remaining time. QSL via GW0NWR (bureau) or direct to
          GW0DSJ (Edward Shipton, 34 Argoed, Kinmal Bay, Rhyl. Conwy LL18 5LN,
          Wales. [TNX GW0DSJ]
H44    - Bernard, H44MS/DL2GAC eventually  arrived to  the Shortland  Islands
          (OC1-62) on 27  February. "There  are generators  around", he  says,
          "but gasoline is in short supply,if available 1 liter is 2 US$".  He
          reports he will try "to organise a solar panel locally", but for the
          time being he is using a battery and asks island chasers to  refrain
          calling him if they already have this IOTA group. He will stay there
          until 15 or 16 March. QSL via DL2GAC.
HC8    - Pedro, HC1OT is active as HC8Z from San Cristobal Island,  Galapagos
          (SA-004) until 8  March. QSL via  NE8Z (Rick Dorsch,  P.O. Box  616,
          Hamburg, MI 48139, USA). [TNX NE8Z]
HI     - Look for Babs,  DL7AFS/HI9 and Lot,  DJ7ZG/HI9 to  operate from  the
          Dominican Republic (NA-096) on  4-23 March. They  will be active  on
          80-6 metres SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via DL7AFS. [TNX DJ7ZG]
HZ     - Joe Musachia, W5FJG (ex KA5ZMK,  aka EL2JM in  1987-89 and JY9ZK  in
          1991-93) works for the US State Department and is currently assigned
          to the American Consulate in Jeddah,  Saudi Arabia for the next  two
          years. Recently he received permission from the Saudi Government  to
          operate from the Consulate using the call 7Z1AC. Joe plans to be  on
          the air starting  sometime in  mid April.  For now  QSL via  WA4JTK.
          Joe's  web  page  (
          will provide logs and operating updates. [TNX W5FJG/7Z1AC]
I      - Alfredo,  IK7JWX  reports  that  besides  IQ7J  [425DXN  512]  other
          operators will  be  signing home  call/7  from the  Pedagne  Islands
          (EU-091) on 3-4 March outside the ARRL DX SSB Contest. They will  be
          active on SSB and RTTY.
I      - Mario, IZ8DBJ will participate in  the ARRL DX  SSB Contest as  IQ8S
          (SOSB 10 metres). QSL via home call either direct (Mario Pesce, P.O.
          Box 15, 80070 Bacoli - NA,  Italy) or through the bureau. This  call
          will be  aired  again by  "Campania  Contest Team"  (IZ8AJQ,  IZ8DBJ
          IZ8CEV,  I8TLI,  IZ8CSD  and  IK8YBE)  during  this  yrear's   major
          contests. [TNX IZ8AJQ]
I      - Look for scout station II1TQ  to be activated  (on 2-80 metres  SSB,
          CW, RTTY,  PSK31  and  Hell)  on  24-25  March  by  ARI  Moncalieri,
          Radioscout AGESCI Piemonte  and AGESCI  Torino 40.  QSL via  IZ3CYN.
          [TNX IZ3CYN]
I      - Special  station  IR0MA  will  be  activated  throughout  April   to
          celebrate the  2754th anniversary  of the  foundation of  Rome.  QSL
          direct only  to  I0MWI (Stefano  Cipriani,  Via  Taranto  60,  00055
          Ladispoli - RM, Italy). [TNX I0MWI]
I      - Jean-Pierre, ON4BBA and other seven  operators from UBA-DST  Amateur
          Radio Club (hhpt:// will be active (mostly on SSB with
          some CW, RTTY and PSK) as IA5/home call from Elba Island (EU-028) on
          12-19 May. They will also try  to operate on VHF (skeds are  welcome
          at QSL either direct to ON4AMM or  through
          the bureau via ON4DST. [TNX ON4BBA]
JA     - Look for  Masa, JA6GXK  to be  active from  Meshima (Danjo  Islands,
          AS-056) [425DXN 511] during his spare time as follows:
          3 March  03.30-07.00 UTC & 10.00-15.00 UTC
          4 March  00.30-02.30 UTC
          5 March  10.00-11.00 UTC
          6 March  10.00-15.00 UTC
          8 March  10.00-11.00 UTC
          He plans to operate mainly SSB  on 20 (14260  +/- 10kHz), 15  (21260
          +/- 10 kHz) and 40 metres. QSL via the JARL bureau. [TNX JA3MZB]
JA     - Look for Joe, JA4PXE/6 to be active (on 40, 20, 15, 28 and 6 metres)
          from Mejima (Danjo Islands, AS-056) on 3-6 May. QSL via JA4PXE  (Joe
          S. Kuwahara, 1-75 Midori, Tokuyama 745-0075, Japan). [TNX JI6KVR]
JA     - Look for Yuki, JI6KVR/6 and Shu,JA6IEF/6 to be active from  Uji-jima
          (AS-067) on 4-6 May. QSL via EA5KB. [TNX JI6KVR]
J2     - J28EX (F5THR) and  J28NH (F5NHJ) hope  to be active  as J28CDX  from
          Sept Freres  (AF-059)  at the  end  of March.  [TNX  F6AJA  and  Les
          Nouvelles DX]
JW     - Look for Bjorn/LA9IY (JW9IY) and Morten/LA9GY (JW9GY) to participate
          in the CQ WW  WPX SSB Contest  (24-25 March) as  JW8G. They will  be
          active  before  and  after  the  contest.  Further  information   at
 QSL via LA8G (Radioamatorklubben P35,  P.O.
          Box 941, Sentrum, N-7409 Trondheim, Norway).
          [TNX LA9GY]
KG4    - Jay/K4ZLE and Pick/WA5PAE will  be active as  KG4MO (QSL via  K4ZLE)
          and KG4IZ (QSL via WA5PAE) from Guantanamo Bay on 16-25 March.  They
          plan to operate on 160-6 metres,  WARC bands included, mainly on  CW
          with some SSB and possibly PSK-31. [TNX The Daily DX]
KH0    - Nob, JM1LRQ  will  be active    (on 6-160  metres  CW  and  SSB)  as
          KH0/JM1LRQ  from  Saipan  (OC-086)  on  22-26  March.  He  plans  to
          participate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest and will therefore concentrate
          on CW outside the  contest. QSL via  JM1LRQ either direct  (Nobuyuki
          Arai, 5-6-1-1002 Kitayamata, Tsuzuki, Yokohama, 224-0021, Japan)  or
          through the JARl bureau. [TNX JM1LRQ]
OH0    - Frank/DL2SWW and Ric/DL2VFR will operate as OH0/home calls from  the
          Aland Islands (EU-002)  on 14-20 April.  They plan to  be active  on
          6-160 metres mostly CW with some  SSB and RTTY. QSL via home  calls.
          For further information please visit
          [TNX DL2VFR]
PJ/FS  - Joe, W3HNK will be active as PJ7/W3HNK and FS/W3HNK from either Sint
          Maarten and  St. Martin  until 15  March, including  some  operation
          during the ARRL SSB Contest. QSLs for this operation go to KU9C.
PY     - Look for  PU1NEZ/2 (Carlos),  PY1LVF/2 (Zeca),  PY1NEW/2 (Pete)  and
          PY1NEZ/2 (Lima) to  be active on  10-80 metres CW  and SSB from  Sao
          Sebastiao Island (SA-028) on 15-19 March. They plan to operate on or
          around 3755, 7055,  14260, 18128, 21260,  24950, 28460  kHz SSB  and
          3539, 7030, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz CW.  QSL
          via home calls either direct or through the bureau. [TNX PY1NEZ]
PY0_tri- PU2RYW (Fran), PY2NW  (Claudio) and  PY2QI (Erwin)  will operate  as
          ZW0TB (SSB) and ZW0TW (CW) from  Trindade (SA-010) for two or  three
          days in October. QSL via PY2KQ. A web site is under construction  at
SM     - Frank/DL2SWW and  Ric/DL2VFR will  operate  as SM7/home  calls  from
          Oland Island  (EU-037) on  21-28 April.  QSL  via home  calls.  [TNX
SM     - A group of operators from  the Grantham Amateur  Radio Club will  be
          active as SM5/G0GRC/P from Lammskar Island  (EU-177) on 22-25  July.
          QSL via G0RCI either direct (Alan Gibson, 1 Oakleigh Rd.,  Grantham.
          Lincs. NG31 7NN, England). [TNX G0RCI]
TA     - Operators from club  station TA2KI are  planning to  be active  from
          Kefken Island (AS-???) the first week of June. [TNX G0APV]
TX_che - Jacky Calvo, F2CW is currently signing TX5CW from New Caledonia. The
          Daily DX reports that he, Dany/F5CW and a couple of other  operators
          will be active  from the  Chesterfield Islands  (OC-176) between  24
          April and 8 May. Further information is expected in due course.
UA     - Dennis/RZ1AK and Vlad/UA1CIO will  be active as  home calls /p  from
          Verperluda Island (EU-133,  RR-01-11) on 7-10  March. QSL via  RZ1AK
          either direct or through the bureau. [TNX RZ1AK]
UA     - Serge, RA0JJ  (Zone  19) plans  to  operate during  the  Russian  DX
          Contest (17-18 March) on 80 metres CW. Look for him between 3503 and
          3512 kHz. QSL to Serge Smirnoff, P.O.Box 1, Blagoveschensk,  675000,
          Russia. [TNX RA0JJ]
V2     - Chuck, N2CY has been forced to  cancell his planned V26CY  operation
          from Antigua [425DXN  512] due to  unexpected business  commitments.
          [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
V7     - Tom, K7ZZ confirms the V73E operation from Enewetak Atoll  (OC-087),
          Marshall Islands is scheduled to take  place on 19-26 April  [425DXN
          511]. Team members are Dave (V73UX/WW2AVG), George (V73GT/AH8H), Tom
          (V73ZZ/K7ZZ) and Jim  (W7UG). They plan  to operate on  SSB, CW  and
          RTTY on 80-6 metres  with two complete  stations with amplifiers,  a
          tribander, a  multi-band  vertical plus  wire.  QSL to  WF5T  either
          direct or via the bureau.
VK9_lh - The Daily DX  reporta that  Ed, K8VIR  (ZL4IR) plans  to operate  as
          VK9EHH from Lord Howe Island (OC-004)  starting on 5 March. QSL  via
VP8_fal- GMDX  group   members   Rob/GM3YTS,  Jack/GM4COX,   Tom/GM4FDM   and
          Gavin/GM0GAV will be  active as VP8SDX  from the Falklands  (SA-002)
          between 23 April and 8 May. They plan to have two stations; the main
          focus will be  on CW, LF  and WARC  bands. QSL  via GM4FDM.  Further
          information  can  be  found  at   [TNX
YB     - Irfan, YC4FIJ is a resident on  Belitung Island (OC-144) and can  be
          found on 21260  kHz around 12  UTC till 16  UTC with YC9BU,  YC8TXW,
          etc. QSL  via YC9BU  (Kadek Kariana  Sp.,  P.O. Box  106,  Singaraja
          81100, Bali, Indonesia). [TNX YB5QZ]
ZK1    - Bavarian  Contest  Club  (BCC)   members  Uwe/DL9NDS  (ZK1NDS)   and
          Klaus/DL7NFK (ZK1NFK) will operate from the Cook Islands between  29
          April and 18 May. They will be active from Rarotonga (OC-013,  South
          Cooks) from 29 April to 4 May and again on 12-18 May. Between 5  and
          11 May  they plan  to operate  from either  Manihiki (OC-014,  North
          Cooks) or Mangaia  (OC-159, South Cooks),  possibly with  a stop  at
          Aitutaki (OC-083, South Cooks). "A lot  of activity" is expected  on
          RTTY, PSK31 and MFSK16. QSL ZK1NDS via DL9NDS (Uwe Scherf,  Itzgrund
          15, 95512  Neudrossenfeld, Germany);  QSL ZK1NFK  via DL7NFK  (Klaus
          Mohr,  Am   Anger  12,   95488  Eckersdorf,   Germany).   Up-to-date
          information    and     online    logs     can    be     found     at

PACIFIC TRIP ---> Hirotada, JA0SC will be leaving Japan on 8 March to operate
as A35SC from Tonga (10-15 March), as 5W1xx from Samoa (15-19 March, call  to
be issued upon arrival) and as 3D2HY  from Fiji (20-21 March). SSTV and  RTTY
enthusiasts should  be looking  for him  on 14.233,  21.343, 28.683  MHz  and
14.080,  21.080,  28.080  MHz  respectively.  QSL  via  JA0SC  either  direct
(Hirotada Yoshiike, 722-1 Shiba matsushiro-cyo, Nagano-city, 381-1214, Japan)
or through the JARL bureau. [TNX Japan DX News]

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

3D2CI ---> The team on Conway Reef had various problems. The WX continued  to
deteriorate on  Sunday, with  rough  sea, strong  wind  and heavy  rain.  The
generator was damaged  and it took  almost 20 hours  to resume the  operation
with a second generator. They were expected to operate until around 6 UTC  on
1 March, but had to go QRT earlier than planned due to tropical cyclone Paula
approaching     Conway.     The     logs     will     be     available     at after 9 March. [TNX VE3EXY]

NEW U.S.  ISLANDS  AWARD --->  Michael  Crownover, AB5EB  has  announced  the
creation of the "Stars and Stripes  Island Award" (SSIA), which is  different
from the "United States Island Award"  (USIA). The SSIA has finite number  of
groups (673 groups from all 50 states and the District of Columbia).  Further
information is available at

NOT THE MANAGER  ---> Mario, IV3VBM  is not the  QSL manager  for HC1BKP  and
Karl, DL2FAG is not the QSL manager for Z21AV. The DX Newsletter reports that
DJ3QX is no longer the QSL manager for TZ1GH; all direct QSLs are returned to

POSTAGE FROM FK ---> Didier, FK8VHN reports that  while 1 US$ (= 125 XPF)  is
not enough for postage to NA, SA and AS (135 XPF)  or EU (155 XPF), 1 IRC  is
all right for all continents. [TNX SP7ICE]

QSL CY9 & FP  ---> Henry, KT1J  reports that QSL  cards have finally  arrived
from the  printers for  the July  2000 operations  of FP/KT1J,  FP/N1JEZ  and
KT1J/CY9 (all via K1WY), and WV2B/CY9  and WA4RX/CY9 (both via N2AU).  Direct
and bureau cards will be mailed very shortly.

QSL FR/F6KDF/T ---> More than 3,000 QSL were mailed during this past weekend.
Requests received in January and  February will be  processed in March.  Also
please note that "we confirm only  QSO(s) requested on  your QSL. We  receive
many QSLs with 'one' QSO and  when we check the log we  find many more  QSOs.
Only 'one' QSO requested is confirmed!".

QSL SA-030 ---> Pepe, EA5KB reports he now  has the logs for CV0Z (1996)  and
CV1Z (2000). QSL  direct to  EA5KB (Jose  F. Ardid  Arlandis, Apartado  5013,
46080 Valencia, Spain).

QSL UA0FZ --->  The QSL manager  (USA excluded)  for Vlad,  UA0FZ is  IK2DUW:
Antonello Passerella,  P.O.  Box 13448,  20051  Limbiate -  MI,  Italy.  [TNX

QSL VK0MM ---> Alan, VK4AAR reports  that QSLing is now well underway;  those
who mailed in their cards immediately  after the QSL address announcement  at
the end  of January  should be  receiving their  VK0MM QSL  very shortly.  An
initial donation of approximately six thousand  US$ has already been made  to
the childrens cancer charity "Camp Quality" in Australia. There will be  more
donations to Camp Quality as the QSL process continues.

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

IOTA CONTEST: The results of the RSGB IOTA Contest 2000 are now available  at
LOGS:         The latest logs for XX9TDX  and VQ9GB are  now available at  at
      [TNX N6RT]
WRC 2001:     The Russian Robinson Club ( has announced  the
               results of World Robinson Cup 2000  and the new rules for  this
               year's marathon (1 April-30 September).  Questions can be  sent
               to [TNX RZ3EC]

QSL received direct: 3W3SK, 3W7CW, 3W7TK, 4K54CW,  4W6MM, 5R8GC, 5R8O,  5U7X,
5V7VJ, 7P8AA,  9G5AA,  9Y4SRR, A35AD,  A35AU,  A45XM,  A52DX,  A52GJ,  AP2NK,
AX2000,  AX2GAMES,  BA4DW,  BO2YA   (AS-102),  BV7FF,  CE0/JA3IG,   CE8/KD6WW
(SA-050), CU6/DJ6SI,  E30TA, EM5UIA,  EP2MKO,  EX2T, EY2A,  EY8/W6XD,  EZ8BO,
FK8HZ, FO0DEH (OC-057, OC-067, OC-238),  FO0PT, FR/F6KDF/T, FT5XN,  FY/DJ6SI,
HC8A, II7LE, IK7JWX/7 (WAIL PU-007),  IU0FM, J3A,  J5X,  J5Z,  JT1DA,  JY4NE,
KH6ND/KH5, N2OO/P (NA-111), OD5/JY4NE, OX3UB (NA-134), P29VPY, PJ5CM, PV5IOTA
(SA-088),   RK0FWL/P  (AS-149),  RV2FW,  SV3/IZ7ATN/P (EU-158),  SV9/IW0FQZ/P
(EU-187), SV9/IZ0CKJ/P   (EU-187),   T32R,   T77C,   TA0/IZ7ATN/p   (AS-099),
TA0/IZ7ATN/P (EU-186),  TE6U  (NA-155), TF8GX,  TG0AA,  TS7N,  V47KP,  V73UX,
V73XP, VK6BM (OC-234),  VK6BSI (OC-243), VK8AN/6  (OC-154), VP8DBQ,  W2RA/VY0
(NA-047),  XQ0Y,  XT2OW,  XV9TH,  XW1UD,  XX9TDX, YC9MKF/P (OC-241), YC9WZJ/P
(OC-239), YC9WZJ/P (OC-241), YJ0PD (OC-035), YJ0V, ZA1B, ZB2X, ZC4GL, ZK1NDK,

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