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425 DX News Nr.517
31 March 2001
A cura di I1JQJ &IK1ADH
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3B6    - The 3B6RF DXpedition to Agalega is confirmed to take place from 5 to
          16 May.  A multi-national  team of  19 operators  from  Switzerland,
          Portugal, Germany,  France,  England,  USA,  Poland,  Mauritius  and
          Israel will be  active with several  stations (6 on  HF bands)  with
          amplifiers and a wide range of  26 antennas on  all bands and  modes
          including satellite  (suggestions before  departure  to be  sent  to
          Matthias, DL3KUD at  dl3kud@qsl.net), 6  metres, PSK  31, SSTV  (for
          three days). More details can be found at http://www.Agalega2000.ch.
          There  will  be  four  pilot  stations:  Sigi,  HB9DLE  for   Europe
          (hb9dle@uska.ch), Bill, K6GNX for USA (bavery@telemetry.com),  Yasu,
          JA3LDH for Japan (ja3ldh@tcct.zaq.ne.jp) and Daniel, PT7BI for South
          America (mdmassun@fortalnet.com.br).  QSL via  HB9AGH either  direct
          (Ambrosi Fleutsch, Lerchenweg  29, CH 8046  Zurich, Switzerland)  or
          through the bureau.
          QSL for USA stations only via N3SL (Steve Larson, 22 N. Hidden Acres
          Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51108, USA). [TNX HB9BXE]
CT3    - Ben, DJ8FW will be active as  CT3AS from Madeira (AF-014) between  2
          and 16  April. He  plans to  operate CW,  RTTY  and PSK31  on  10-40
          metres. QSL via DJ8FW. [TNX VK2SG RTTY DX Notes]
CX     - Luis/CX2GA,  Laura/CX1GA,  Estela  Mary/CX3ACS,  Eduardo/CX8BU   and
          Daniel/CX1AK will  be active  as CW1D  from Flores  Island  (SA-030)
          between 6 and 15 April. They  plan to concentrate on digital  modes.
          QSL to CW1D, P.O. Box 37, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay. [TNX CX3ACS]
DL     - Look for DL1RTW/p and DL7UXG/p to be active (on 15-40 metres CW  and
          SSB) from Usedom Island (EU-129, O-013 for the German Island  Award)
          on 2-4 April. QSL via home calls. [TNX DL2VFR]
DU     - Joe, I2YDX reports that Dan, DU8ARK is expected  to be  active  from
          Tawi Tawi (OC-174) on 31 March. QSL via I2YDX.
EA9    - Yuki, JI6KVR will operate as EA9/JI6KVR from Ceuta on 8-12 June. QSL
          via EA5KB (Jose  F. Ardid Arlandis,  Apartado 5013, 46080  Valencia,
          Spain). [TNX JI6KVR]
EK     - Daniel, F5LGQ reports he will be in  Armenia from 9 to 21 April.  He
          will take all the direct and bureau cards for Karen, EK7DX and  that
          he has not been able to send for six months. Daniel will operate  as
          EK8ZZ whenever possible.
F      - Look for Bernard, F9IE and Alain,  F6BFH to operate SSB and CW  from
          Molene Island (EU-065) on 2-8  May. QSL via  home calls. [TNX  F6AJA
          and Les Nouvelles DX]
F      - Leon, ON4ZD reports he will be active (CW and SSB) as F/ON4ZD/P from
          Fort Boyard (EU-032, DIFM AT-026) between around 10 UTC on 5 May and
          5 UTC on  the 7th. QSL  via ON4ZD  either direct  (Leon Donner,  Rue
          Gaston Dubois 6, B-1428 Lillois, Belgium) or through the bureau.
F      - The  Belgian  group  of  "The  Minkies  Boys"  (namely  Bill/ON9CGB,
          Pat/ON7PQ, Dries/ON6CX, Harvey/ON5SY,  Danny/ON4ON, Hans/ON4ASG  and
          Wilfried/ON4AVA) confirm their 25-30 July activity from Sein  Island
          (EU-068) [425DXN 515] and report they will now use F/G0MEU/p  during
          the IOTA Contest  and TM1ON  (requested call)  outside the  contest.
          They will  also operate  from two  lighthouses (Le  Grand Phare  and
          Phare de Men  Brial). QSL  for both  calls via  ON4ON either  direct
          (Danny Commeyne, Rozenlaan, 38, B-8890 Dadizele, Belgium) or through
          the Belgian bureau. [TNX ON9CGB]
FO_aus - The Daily DX  reports that  Frank, DL7FT  is expected  to be  active
          (10-20 metres SSB) from the  Austral Islands for  3-4 weeks QSL  via
          DL7FT direct  only  (Frank Turek,  P.O.  Box 1421,  D-14004  Berlin,
          Germany).
HL     - Lee, HL1IWD reports  that special station  D70IAF (Delta Seven  Zero
          India Alpha Foxtrot) will be  active until 25  May to celebrate  the
          opening of the new Incheon International Airport. QSL via bureau  to
          HL1IWD.
HL     - Lee, HL1IWD reports that operators from Korea DX Club will be active
          as DS0DX/2  from  the last  unnumbered  IOTA group  in  South  Korea
          (Kangwon-Do Province, AS-???) on 5-6 May. QSL via HL1XP.
HS     - Champ, E21EIC, one of the E29AL operators, reports the activity from
          Terutao Island (AS-126)  is confirmed to  take place  on 6-15  April
          [425DXN 515]. They will operate on all modes (SSB, CW, RTTY,  PSK31,
          FM) on 160-10  metres (WARC bands  excluded) and 2  metres. QSL  via
          HS0GBI.
I      - Look for Alfredo, IK7JWX/7 and other Salento DX Team operators to be
          active from Traversa Island (EU-091, IIA BR-009) on 1 April. QSL via
          home calls. [TNX IK7JWX]
I      - Riccardo, IK0YUJ will be active (on 40-10 metres, possibly on 80 and
          6 metres as  well, mainly CW  with some SSB  and PSK) as  IA5/IK0YUJ
          from Giglio  Island (EU-028,  IIA GR-002)  on 22-25  April. QSL  via
          IK0YUJ either  direct  (Riccardo Bruzzichini,  P.O.  Box  59,  06012
          Citta' di Castello - PG, Italy) or through the bureau. [TNX IK0YUJ]
I      - Look for Francesco, IZ7AUH/7 and Fabio, IZ7CRW/7 to be active (on 20
          and 40 metres SSB) from  Taranto Vecchia (IIA  TA-004, not IOTA)  on
          28-29 April. QSL via home calls. [TNX IZ7AUH]
J2     - Jean-Louis, J28NH (F5NHJ)  is now expected  to be  active as  J28CDX
          from the Sept Freres (AF-059) [425DXN  513] from about 10 UTC on  13
          April and about 7 UTC on  the 16th. QSL via  F5IPW either direct  or
          through the bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
JA     - Look for Nasu, JM1TUK/6 to be  active (mainly on  40 and 15  metres)
          from Ishigaki Island (AS-024)  on 4-16 April.  QSL Via JM1TUK.  [TNX
          JI6KVR]
JA     - Look for  Masa, JA6GXK  to be  active from  Meshima (Danjo  Islands,
          AS-056) [425DXN 515] during his spare time on 10-20 April, 1-10  May
          and 1-12  June. He  plans to  operate on  20 (14260  +/- 10kHz),  15
          (21260 +/- 10  kHz) and 40  metres. QSL  via the  JARL bureau.  [TNX
          JA3MZB]
JA     - Yuki, JI6KVR reports  that Joe, JA4PXE/6  [425DXN 513]  will now  be
          active from Otokojima (Danjo Islands, AS-056) starting around 22 UTC
          on 4 May through 22 UTC on the 6th. Look for him on +/- 14260, 21260
          and 50145  kHz.  QSL  via JA4PXE  (Joe  S.  Kuwahara,  1-75  Midori,
          Tokuyama 745-0075, Japan)
KH4    - Hiro, JF1OCQ plans to be active (on 6-80 metres mainly CW with  some
          RTTY) as W1VX/KH4 from Midway (OC-030) between 14 and 22 April.  QSL
          via JF1OCQ either direct (Hiroyuki Miyake, 1-3-6 Asakura,  Maebashi,
          371-0811 Japan) or through the JARL bureau. [TNX JF1OCQ]
KL     - Bruce, KD6WW reports he will be activating NA-087 (Shumagin Islands)
          on 17-20 August. Details are expected in due course. [TNX Islands On
          The Web]
LA     - Stein, LA6FJA  will  be active  (on  10-160 metres  CW)  from  LG5LG
          (SJ9WL) at  Morokulien, on  the border  between Norway  and  Sweden,
          between 30  March and  1 April.  QSL via  LA6FJA ("Rag"  Stein  Roar
          Brobakken, Gronvold, NO-2830 Raufoss, Norway). [TNX LA6FJA]
OH     - Club station OH8TA will operate from  Hailuoto Island on 6-8  April.
          Activity is expected on HF, VHF and UHF. The frequency for 6  metres
          will be 50110 kHz, for  other bands and  frequencies you can  e-mail
          oh8ta@oulu.fi [TNX OPDX Bulletin]. Island  chasers please note  that
          the IOTA Reference Number  for Hailuoto has  been EU-184 since  June
          2000 (it used to be EU-126).
PY     - The 29 March-2 April operation from Ilha dos Franceses (SA-077)  has
          been cancelled  due to  the serious  health  problems three  of  the
          operators have after their latest actiity from Sao Sebstiao (SA-028)
          earlier this month. [TNX PY1NEZ]
S7     - Two groups of  JA operators will  be active from  the Seychelles  in
          April. JA3AQM  and JR3DVL  will  be there  on  6-12 April  and  will
          operate on all HF bands plus  6 metres SSB  and CW. JA2AAU,  JA2AIC,
          JA2ALN, JR2FOR, JJ2NYT and JA9LZS will  be active between 13 and  19
          April on  all  HF bands  plus  6 metres  SSB,  CW, RTTY  and  PSK31.
          Callsigns TBA on the air. QSL via home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM     - Look for Martin, SM0DTK/1 to be active from Gotland Island  (EU-020)
          on 12-16  April. Skeds  can be  arranged via  sm0dtk@hem.passagen.se
          [TNX SM0DTK]
SV     - Look for Eddy/ON6HE, Dirk/ON5CT and Frank/ON4AAC to be active (on CW
          and SSB,  hopefully with  a special  callsign) from  Thassos  Island
          (EU-174) between 27 May and 3 June. QSLs via the bureau or direct to
          ON4AAC (Frank Pletinck, Potaardestraat 72, B-9190 Stekene, Belgium).
          [TNX ON4AAC]
V5     - Nick, ZS4NS will be active as  V51/ZS4NS from Namibia from 10  April
          till about the 20th. He plans to operate mainly on 6 metres (he will
          monitor 50.110 MHz and when the band  is open he will QSY to  50.145
          MHz) with activity on 10, 15  and 20 metres as  well. QSL via  N7RO.
          [TNX ZS4NS]
V7     - "Plans for  the  expedition to  Enewetak  (OC-087)  on  19-26  April
          [425DXN 513]  are  going smoothly",  Tom,  K7ZZ  reports.  "The  two
          Stateside team members will depart the West Coast on about 10  April
          to join the rest of the team on Kwajalein. From there they will  fly
          on to Enewetak. Although  only one station  will have an  amplifier,
          two additional tranceivers  will be included.  Antennas are a  small
          tri-bander, a log for 10-6  metres, an R-7000  vertical plus a  wire
          dipole for the low bands. Propogation predictions show a slim chance
          of a 10  metre opening to  Europe, but lots  of chances  on 15.  All
          other areas should have lots of openings. The team will be using the
          usual IOTA frequencies on a 24 hour basis." QSL V73E via WF5T.  [TNX
          VK2CE]
VE     - Fred, K2FRD  plans to  be active  (on 10-40  metres SSB  and CW)  as
          VO2/K2FRD from Zone 2 from about  6 June through the end of  August.
          He will be operating from a tent about 90km WSW of Churchill  Falls,
          Labrador. QSL direct  only via K2FRD  (Fred Stevens,  263 Keach  Rd,
          Guilford, NY  13780,  USA). For  further  information  please  visit
          http://sites.netscape.net/thefred3/labr1 [TNX K2FRD]
VK     - Trevor, VK7TS will operate as VK7TS/P  from King Island (OC-233)  on
          6-9 April. He will be active  on all bands 10-40 metres mainly  SSB.
          QSL via VK7TS either direct (Trevor  Spargo, 1 Roebourne Rd,  Otago,
          Tasmania, Australia 7017) or through the bureau. [TNX VK7TS]
VP2E   - Bill, W5SJ will be active as VP2EJ from Anguilla (NA-022) between  4
          and 10 April. He plans to concentrate  on the low bands CW. QSL  via
          W5SJ. [TNX The Daily DX]
YV     - Rick, NE8Z confirms he will still be active from SA-035 as  YV5/NE8Z
          [425DXN 515] for 48 hours from 31 March through 1 April. He now  has
          a new antenna which allows him  to operate on  more bands. Look  for
          him on CW  (7040, 14040, 21040,  28040 kHz) and  SSB (14260,  21260,
          28460 kHz). QSL via home call  (Rick Dorsch, P.O. Box 616,  Hamburg,
          MI 48139, USA).
ZD7    - The ZD8K team was expected to leave for St. Helena on 30 March. They
          should be active  as ZD7K until  12 April.  QSL for  both calls  via
          GW0ANA.
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ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST ---> The results for last year's event are available  at
http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/2000/2000index.htm
The  rules for the 42nd edition (16-17 June CW and 1-2 September SSB) are  at
http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/AA_Rule.htm

EAWW RTTY CONTEST ---> It will take place from  16 UTC on 7 April through  16
UTC    on    the    8th.    The    new     rules    can    be    found     at
http://www.rttyjournal.com/eaww.html [TNX EA1MV]

H40RW ---> Island chasers please note that Ron, H40RW/ZL1AMO is not operating
from OC-065: "Ron was confused  about his IOTA  number", Dick, N6FF  reports,
"believe he told  some it was  OC-065, when  in fact  he is  on Lata  Island,
OC-100". [TNX G3PMR]

NORTHWEST      DX      CONVENTION      --->      This      year's       event
(http://www.wwdxc.org/convention), hosted by the Western Washington DX  Club,
will take place on  20-22 July at  the Everett Holiday  Inn in Seattle.  Send
questions to convention@wwdxc.org or to WWDXC,  P.O. Box 395, Mercer  Island,
WA 98040, USA.

QSL A61AF  ---> Stations  who contacted  A61AF on  23-24 March  2001 can  QSL
direct to W4CK  (Mark Clark, 1853  Dunroamin' Lane,  Fayetteville, TN  37334,
USA). Please note that he does not have logs for any other period.

SP DX CONTEST ---> Sponsored by PZK - Polski Zawiazek Krotkofalowcow  (Polish
Amateur Radio Union) and the SP  DX Club, this year's  event will take  place
from 15 UTC on 7 April  to 15 UTC on the 8th.  The SP DX  Contest page is  at
http://dendro.sggw.waw.pl/sp5zcc/spdxc/spdxc.htm [TNX SP6CIK]
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LOGS:       Doug,  N6RT  reports   the  A52CO   log  is   now  available   at
             http://dx.qsl.net/logs
MINIPROP:   The new Windows  version of MiniProp,  W6ELProp is now  available
             from Shel,  W6EL (http://www.qsl.net/w6elprop/).  The program  is
             free for non-commercial use. [TNX KK6T]
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QSL received  via direct:   3A/OH1RY,  3A2K,  3DA0WPX, 3W7CW,  3W7TK,  4S7UB,
4U1UN, 4W6MM,  5T5TD/P (AF-050),  6W6/K3IPK,  6Y5WJ, 6Y8A,  7P8/ZS5GMW,  7S5Z
(EU-177), 7X5JF,  8P9JS, 9H1AL,  9H1ET, 9K2ZZ,  9Y4VU, A22DX,  A22HH,  A52GJ,
A52UD, A52W,  A52YL,  A92GJ,  AP2HA,  AX2GAMES,  BA7JA/7  (AS-129),  BD4ED/4,
BD5HAG, BI4Q (AS-135), BI4S (AS-150), C56RF, C6AKP, C91RF, C91RF/P  (AF-088),
D68BT, D68WL,  DU9BCD (OC-235),  EA5KB/P  (EU-151), EK7DX,  EM5UIA  (EU-182),
EP2MKO, EP3SMH, EW6GF,  EZ8BO, FO0/F5JJW (OC-063),  FO0AND, FO0EEN  (OC-152),
FO0JAN, FP/KT1J  (NA-032),  FR/F6KDF/T,  FY/F5KEE,  GM3VLB/P  (EU-108),  HC8Z
(SA-004), HF0POL, HK0VGJ, HP3XBH, HQ0R, HZ1AB, II7LE, IK7JWX/7 (WAIL PU-007),
IU0FM, J3/W1MD,  JD1BCK, JI1PLF/1  (AS-043),JI3DST (AS-037,  AS-041,  AS-043,
AS-047,  AS-067,  AS-147),  JW5RIA  (EU-063),  JX3EX,  JX7DFA,  JY8FX,   K5K,
KH2/W7LP, KH6ND/KH5, LZ5QZ/1  (EU-181), OD5/OK1MU,  OH9AR/P (EU-126),  OZ1ITT
(EU-171), P29BW, P29KPH, P29VPY (OC-240), P40A, P40P, PJ5/UA1ACX,  PJ7/K7ZUM,
PV5L (SA-088), R0/UR8LV  (AS-152), R1AND, R1ANP,  R1FJL, R3RRC/ANT,  RK0FWL/P
(AS-149), RV2FW,  RW2F,  S92SV, SU/WA0VOM,  SU9AM,  SU9ZZ,  SV1TP/8  (EU-060,
EU-075, EU-113),  SV2FPU/8  (EU-060), SV5/DL8DZV,  SV5/HA6NL/P,  SV8/IZ7ATN/P
(EU-174), SV8/ON5JE (EU-049),  SV9/IW0FQZ/P (EU-187),  SV9/IZ0CKJ/P (EU-187),
SV9/K7BV, SW1OF, SY2A, T32R, T77C, T88DX, TA0/IZ7ATN/P (AS-099, EU.186), TE6U
(NA-155),  TE8CI,  TF8SM,  TG9NX,  TR8XX,  TZ6DX,  UA0FB,  UA0ZY/P  (AS-142),
UA1PAC/P (EU-086), UA1PAO/P  (EU-086), UA1QV/1  (EU-085; RR-03-05),  UA1TAN/1
(EU-147, EU-162), UE0XZZ  (AS-064), UE6AAA (EU-185),  UR3GA (EU-179),  UU7J/P
(EU-180), V26FM, V26WP, V31YW (NA-073), V51E,  V51GB, V63KP, V73JK  (OC-028),
V73UX  (OC-028),  V73ZZ,  VB2R,  VK0MM,  VK6BM  (OC-234),  VK6BSI   (OC-243),
VK9XY,VP2E, VP2EK, VP2EV, VP2MDY, VP5/K9RS,  VP5DA, VP5VAC, VU2HFR  (AS-153),
VE8YEV/VY1 (NA-193),  W2KV/2 (NA-111),  WH6CYC, WP2Z,  XF4MX (NA-030),  XQ0Y,
XR0ZY, XU7AAP, XU7ABD, XU7ABI, XV3AA, XW3QBR, XX9TDX, YB0GN, YB3ZMI (OC-237),
YB8HZ/P  (OC-242),  YC7IPZ  (OC-166),  YC8XWJ  (OC-076),  YC9BU/P   (OC-241),
YC9MKF/P (OC-241), YC9WZJ/P (OC-239, OC-241), YI9OM, YJ0AXC (OC-111), YJ0AYL,
YJ0AZG, YJ0PD, YJ2AD, YK9A, YP1W (EU-183), Z31JA, ZC4A, ZC4GB, ZC4ZM,  ZK1AGL
(OC-159), ZK1BQI (OC-013), ZK1DKX, ZK1FGV (OC-013),  ZK1LPN,  ZK1NN,  ZK1SHJ,
ZK1YRE (OC-159), ZK1XXC (OC-082), ZK2VF, ZL4IR, ZL4IR/7.
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