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425 DX News #525
26 May 2001
Edited by I1JQJ &IK1ADH

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3D2    - On 1 June Andre, GM3VLB and his son Niall (recently VP8NJS) will  be
          leaving for  a 17-day  round-the-world trip  holiday via  Australia,
          Fiji, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Toronto. Look for Andre to be active
          as 3D2LB/P from  Beachcomber Island (OC-121)  on 6-8  June and  from
          "ordinary" Fiji (OC-016) on 8-10 June. He will also operate as KH6/,
          W6/ and VE3/GM3VLB,  probably /m. QSL  direct only  to GM3VLB.  [TNX
5R     - Look for 5R8GT to operate from  Nosy Be (AF-057)  on 23-28 May.  QSL
          via DK8ZD. [TNX DK1RV]
5R     - Bert, PA3GIO will be active (SSB only on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12  and
          10 metres) as  5R8GY from  Ile Sainte-Marie  (Nosy Boraha,  AS-090),
          Madagascar between  30-31 May  and 9  June.  QSL via  PA3GIO  either
          direct or  preferably  through the  bureau.  The web  page  for  the
          operation is at [TNX PA3GIO]
9A     - Look for 9A/S50IPA/p, 9A/S53IPA/p and 9A/S57AX/p to be aired (CW and
          SSB on 20, 15, 10,  6 and probably  40 and 80  metres as well)  from
          Kolocep Island (EU-016,  CI-038 for  the Islands  of Croatia  Award)
          between 25 June and  7 July. QSL  to S57AX via  the S5 Bureau.  [TNX
9A     - DF9MV (Sven),  DL1GEO (George),  DL9CHR (Chris)  and DE0MST  (Fredy)
          will be active as  9A/home call from  Porer Island (EU-110,  CI-090,
          WLH 0240)  on 12-17  August. QSL  via  DE0MST either  direct  (Fredy
          Stippschild, P.O. Box 1406, D-83657  Lenggries, Germany) or  through
          the bureau. [TNX DE0MST and Islands On The Web]
CT     - Hermann,   HB9CRV/CT3FN,   Antonio/CT1EPV   and   Luis/CT1AGF   will
          participate in the IOTA  Contest (28-29 July)  as CS5C from  Culatra
          Island (EU-145). [TNX The Daily DX]
EA8    - Operators from Grupo  DX de Gran  Canaria will be  active as  ED8GCF
          from the Lighthouse P.a Reina  Sofia (FEA D-2799.6)  on 27 May.  QSL
          via EA8AKN. [TNX EA8AKN]
EA8    - Brian, GM4XQJ will operate as EA8/GM4XQJ from Fuerteventura,  Canary
          Islands on  2-20 June.  Before  going to  EA8,  he will  be  signing
          CT/GM4XQJ from Portugal on 21-31 May.  All operation will be QRP  CW
          on or around 14.060 Mhz. [TNX GM4XQJ]
F      - Fabrice/F5NBQ, Pierre/F5RRW, Eric/F5LOW and Christian/F1SDQ will  be
          active (on all bands 10-160 metres  SSB and CW)  as TM1H from  Houat
          Island (EU-048) between  31 May  and 4  June. QSL  via F6ANA  either
          direct (Alain Mesnier, Les Grands Bois, Chemin De La Bussiere, 16440
          Mouthiers, France) or through the bureau. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
F      - Gianpi, IK1TTD reports he will participate in the IOTA Contest  from
          Ile du Levant (EU-070). QSL direct only to IK1TTD (P.O.Box 32, 18011
          Arma di Taggia - IM, Italy).
FH     - Bert, PA3GIO will be active (SSB only on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12  and
          10 metres) as FH/PA3GIO/p from Grande Terre, Mayotte Island (AF-027)
          between 11 and 18 June. QSL  via PA3GIO either direct or  preferably
          through  the  bureau.  The  web  page   for  the  operation  is   at
FO     - W1HIJ/6 will be active as  FO0SCH from Bora  Bora (OC-067) on  22-31
          May. He will participate in the CQ  WW WPX CW Contest as FO8DX.  QSL
          for both calls via W6UFT. [TNX Daily DX]
FR     - Bert, PA3GIO will be active (SSB only on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12  and
          10 metres) as FR/PA3GIO/p on Reunion Island (AF-016) between 19  and
          22 June.  QSL via  PA3GIO either  direct or  preferably through  the
          bureau.    The    web    page    for    the    operation    is    at
GD     - Dave, MD0BXX reports that GT3FLH (club callsign) will be aired on  5
          July for Tynwald Day , on 7-14  July for the Island games event  and
          again on  18-19 August  for the  International  Lighthouse/Lightship
GM     - Jim,  MM0BJG  and  Derek,  GM0EEY  will  operate  as  MS0IRC/p  from
          Kirkibost Island (EU-010,  OH39 for the  Scottish Islands Award)  on
          25-26 May. [TNX GM3VLB]
I      - Various operators will be active from Ventotene Island (EU-045,  IIA
          LT-011) on 24-27 May. Activity is  also expected to take place  from
          Lo Scoglietello (EU-045, IIA LT-040) and the lighthouse on Ventotene
          (WAIL LA-005).
I      - Operators from ARI Tivoli will be  active (on 160,  80, 40, 20,  15,
          10, 6, 2 metres and 70cm) as ID9S from Stromboli Island (EU-017, IIA
          ME-016, WWL JM78) between 31 May  and 3 June.  QSL via IZ0EUI.  [TNX
I      - Eolian DX Team members Maurizio/IT9HLN, Nino/IT9FCC,  Tindaro/IT9NGN
          and Daniela/IT9UHF plan to operate (on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 6  metres)
          as ID9/ from Salina Island (EU-017, IIA ME-015) on 1-3 June. Weather
          permitting they will also operate from the nearby Faraglione Pollara
          (EU-017, IIA ME-019). QSL via home  calls (IT9HLN and IT9FCC  either
          direct or through the bureau, IT9NGN  and IT9UHF direct only).  [TNX
IS0    - Special station IS0A will be activated  (on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15,  12,
          10 and 2 metres CW, SSB,  PSK and SSTV)  between 7 and  19 UTC on  9
          June from Cagliari (Sardinia)  during the Memorial  Day of the  late
          Father Luigi  Loi,  IS0FQN. Real  time  logs and  live  pictures  at
JA     - Kaoru/JA3MCA, Aru/JA0KNM  and Jun/JJ1EQW  will  be active  (on  40-6
          metres CW and SSB) from  Iriomote Island (AS-024)  on 1-4 June.  QSL
          via the bureau. [TNX JA3MCA]
JW     - Pierre, ON7PC and Fred, ON6QR will  be active from the JW5E  station
          in Longyearbyen (EU-026),  Svalbard on  28-29 July  during the  IOTA
          Contest. QSL via LA5NM. [TNX ON6QR]
JW     - Andrea, IK2XDE confirms the JW0PK DXpedition to Prins Karls  Forland
          (EU-063) [425DXN 521] is on schedule.  If the weather does not  play
          dirty tricks, the team will arrive  on 30 May and expected QRV  time
          is around  12  UTC on  1  June. They  will  be active  with  several
          stations and  a wide  range of  antennas through  12 UTC  on 8  June
          (maybe until 24 UTC, depending on local conditions). QSL via  SP5DRH
          either direct (Jacek Kubiak, P.O. Box 4, 00-957 Warszawa, Poland) or
          through  the  bureau.  The  web  page  for  the  DXpedition  is   at
 (logs will be available on a daily basis).
          Contributions are still gratefully accepted.
LX     - Look for  HB0/DF5UL, HB0/DL1GGT,  HB0/DL5EBT  and HB0/DL6SAQ  to  be
          active from Liechtenstein on 1-4 June. They will participate in  the
          IARU Region 1 Fielday and will operate  also on 6 metres and 10  GHz
          looking for ES and  Rainscatter openings. QSL  via home calls.  [TNX
OA     - Manuel/OA4AHW, Sergio/OA4DKC and Pablo/OA4DJW plan to operate  (with
          two stations  on  10-80 metres)  from  San Lorenzo  Island  (SA-052)
          between 29 June and 1 July. Actual dates will depend on bureaucracy,
          as they need  to get all  the proper authorizations  including a  4T
          special prefix call. QSL via OA4DJW.
OH0    - Look for Peter/DL5FF (OH0JWL) and Hadi/DJ2PJ (OH0JWH) to operate (on
          all bands  CW, SSB,  RTTY and  PSK31, with  special attention  to  6
          metres) from the Aland Islands (EU-002) on 10-22 June. QSL via  home
          calls through the DARC bureau. [TNX DJ2PJ]
OJ0    - Seppo/OH1VR, Timo/OH1NX,  Jaakko/OH1TX,  Lasse/OH0RJ,  Massy/JH1ARJ,
          Yo/JP1NWZ, Jun/JH4RHF  and  Hiro/JR4PMX  will  operate  (with  three
          stations on  160-6 metres  SSB, CW,  RTTY  and possibly  SSTV)  from
          Market Reef (EU-053) on 12-16 July. They will be active as  OJ0/home
          call (QSL via home call) and  will participate in the IARU HF  World
          Championship (14-15  July) as  OJ0U (QSL  via JP1NWZ).  For  further
          information please contact Jun at [TNX JH4RHF]
PA     - Joel, F5PAC will be active as PA/F5PAC from Texel Island (EU-38) for
          the IOTA Contest. [TNX  F6AJA and Les  Nouvelles DX]
PY     - Look for  Alencar/PY3CEJ  and Michel/PY3ZM  to  operate  (on  10-160
          metres CW and SSB) as ZV3A  from Ilha do Furado  (not IOTA, DIB  62)
          between 1 and 30 June. QSL via PY3CEJ (Alencar Fossa, P.O. Box 6022,
          Porto Alegre - RS, 91031-970, Brazil). [TNX PP5SZ]
SM     - Look for SM7/DL5CX to be active  (on 10-80 metres CW, SSB, RTTY  and
          PSK-31) from EU-037 on 9-16 June. QSL via home call. [TNX DL2VFR]
SP     - Look for  HF1UKF to  be aired  from Miedzyzdroje  (JO73FW) on  Wolin
          Island (EU-132)  during the  annual meeting  of the  SP-VHF-CLUB  on
          10-17 June. A first station will  operate on 160-10 metres SSB,  CW,
          RTTY and PSK, while a second  station will operate on 50, 144,  432,
          1296 MHz. QSL via SP1MVG. [SP1MVG]
SV     - J48T is the special callsign issued  to ON6HE, ON5CT and ON4AAC  for
          their 27  May-3  June operation  [425DXN  517] from  Thassos  Island
          (EU-174). [TNX ON4AAC]
SV9    - Roberto, I2WIJ will operate as J49R  from Crete (EU-015) between  23
          July and 6 August. He will participate in the IOTA Contest (24H CW),
          while activity outside  the contest will  be mostly on  SSB and  the
          WARC bands. QSL  via home  call, either  direct or  through the  ARI
          bureau. His web site is at [TNX I2WIJ]
TX     - The Oceania DX Group  is planning a  DXpedition to the  Chesterfield
          Islands later this year,  possibly in September.  They plan to  have
          five stations on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY. Bill Horner,  VK4FW,
          is   looking    for   operators    and   can    be   contacted    at
UA     - Eugene,  UA0QMU/0  is  currently  active  from  Vil'kitskogo  Island
          (AS-083). QSL via UA4RC (Victor Gorokhov, P.O. Box 252,  Almetievsk,
          Tatarstan 423452, Russia). [TNX RA6AR and Islands On The Web]
UA     - Dennis/RZ1AK, Vlad/UA1CIO  and  Konstantin/UA3DPB  will  operate  as
          RK1B/p from Milutin Island (not IOTA, RRA New one) on 26-28 May. QSL
          via RZ1AK either direct or through the bureau. [TNX RZ1AK]
VE     - VE3EXY's operation from  Zone 2 [425DXN  524] was  postponed for  24
          hours,  so  that  he  will  stay  one  day  longer  than  previously
          announced. Look for him to be  signing VE3EXY/2 until  12 UTC on  29
          May. QSL via home call. [TNX VE3EXY]
VE     - The Daily DX reports that XM2CWI is the probable callsign for the 25
          July-1 August operation from La  Madeleine Islands (NA-038)  [425DXN
          523]. Activity is expected to take  place on 10-80 metres  (possibly
          on 6 and 160 metres as well) SSB and CW.
VP5    - Look for Dick/W3RM and Mike/N3MT to operate (on 80-10 metres  mainly
          CW with  some  SSB) as  VP5/W3RM  and VP5/N3MT  from  Providenciales
          Island (NA-002) between 31 May and 14 June. QSL via home calls. [TNX
          OPDX Bulletin]
W      - Howie, K1VSJ is  active from  Martha's Vineyard  (NA-046) through  3
          September and will participate in the  IOTA Contest. [TNX The  Daily
W      - Wade, KU4OJ  will  be  active  from  Ocracoke  Island  (NA-067,  USI
          NC-001S) between 27 May and 2 June. Look for him during his mornings
          and evenings.
W      - Norby, LX1NO and Manu, LX2LX  will operate (SSB  and CW) as  AB7TL/6
          and KM6RY respectively from Santa Catalina Island (NA-066) on  11-13
          June. QSLs via LX1NO either  direct or through  the LX bureau.  [TNX
XE     - Michael, AB5EB and his  brother (KB5SKN) plan  to operate (on  10-40
          metres SSB and CW) from Isla Mujeres (NA-045) on 18-23 June. QSL via
          AB5EB for both calls. [TNX AB5EB and Islands On The Web]

PACIFIC TRIP --->  Bert, PA3GIO  provides an  update for  his VK9  operations
[425DXN 425] (flight dates are now sure):
06-13 September    VK9XV   Christmas Island (OC-002)
14-20 September    VK9CQ   Cocos/Keeling (OC-003)
09-15 October      VK9LO   Lord Howe (OC-004)
 From 22 September  to 8 October  he will operate  as VK6GIO while  travelling
between Perth and Sydney; he might also visit Kangaroo Island (OC-139) and be
active as  VK6GIO/5  during  that  time  frame.  The  web  pages  for  Bert's
activities are at, /VK9CQ/ and /VK9LO/.


CQ WW WPX CW CONTEST: Look  for the following to  participate in this  year's
event (give also  a look to  the list of  announced operations maintained  by
Bill, NG3K at
CO -  Radio Club Las Tunas members Raul/CO8ZZ, Doug/CO8DM and Josue/CO8JY  as
       T48K from NA-086. QSL via DK1WI or DL9US. [TNX DXNL]
CO  - Juan Carlos, CO8TW on 20 metres Low Power. QSL via IZ8CCW. Logs will be
       available at [TNX CO8TW]
DL -  Kurt/DF4XX and  Holger/DL5XAT as  DF4XX/p from  Fehmarn Island  EU-128.
       [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
EA6 - Pedro, EA6BB reports as AM6BB on 15 metres. QSL via bureau. [TNX EA6BB]
EM  - Ken, UU2JZ as EM3J. QSL  via KG6AR (Chris  Williams, 220 Woods  Landing
       Lane, Callaway, VA 24067, USA). [TNX UU2JZ]
HS  - Champ, E21EIC  from  RAST club  station  HS0AC, possibly  as  a  single
       operator. QSL via HS0/G3NOM. [TNX E21EIC]
LU  - Javi, LU5FF as LQ0F on 10, 15 and 20 metres. QSL via LU5FF. [TNX LU5FF]
OH0 - OH0V on all bands from the Aland Islands (EU-002). QSL via OH6LI either
       direct (Jukka Klemola,  Aarontie 5, 31400  Somero, Finland) or  through
       the bureau. [TNX OH6LI]
OH0 - OH2BH, OH2JTE, OH2MM,  OH2PM, OH2TA and  OH8SR as OH0B  (Multi-Single).
       QSL via OH1BV. [TNX N4GN]
OH0 - OG3M/0 on all bands. Contacts will  be confirmed automatically  through
       the bureau; direct cards go to  OH1VR (Seppo Sisatto,  Ojakatu 3 A  18,
       33100 Tampere, Finland).

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

CONVENTION --->  The Russian  Robinson Club  announced  that the  7th  annual
Russian IOTA/DX Conference will be held on 17-30 September near Lipetsk.  For
further  details   please   visit   or   e-mail [TNX RZ3EM]

EWWA ---> For information on the European World Wide Award, sponsored by  the
Council of  Europe Radio  Club (TP2CE)  please visit  or
e-mail the Award Manager, Francis/F6FQK at

K5K VIDEO ---> The professionally done, 22-minute K5K Kingman Reef 2000 video
is now available ($20US postage included) and can be ordered from: Joe  Owen,
KO4RR (,  North America  and  other NTSC  systems  except
Japan),  Katsu   Ono,   JH7OHF   (   Massimo   Mucci,   I8NHJ
(, PAL for Europe and all other PAL systems).

LIGHTHOUSES ---> Full rules for the Croatian LightHouses Award (CLHA) can  be
found at [TNX 9A7K]

NOT THE MANAGER ---> Silvano,  I2YSB is receiving  several cards for  3D2AG/p
and Z21CS,  but he  is not  and has  never been  the  QSL manager  for  these

PIRATE ---> Someone has been pirating 3W7CW for some time. Do not waste  your
time with him, as Tom, the genuine 3W7CW, has been QRT for several weeks.  He
is relocating from Hanoi to Saigon and he is expected to be again active, but
this time as 3W5CW, in early October. [TNX SP5UAF]

QSL 3Y0C  ---> QRZ-DX  reports that  Mac, WA4FFW  does  not expect  to  start
sending out the 3Y0C cards until September/October at the earliest.

QSL AS-096 --->  Chets, VU3DMP reports  that cards for  the recent  operation
from the St.  Mary Isles (some  3500 QSOs in  less than 40  hours) have  been
printed. Bureau cards  can be requested  at and  will be  sent
after processing direct cards.

QSL ID9/IT9SSI  ---> Cards  for Dario's  23-27  May operation  from  Filicudi
Island (EU-017, IIA ME-003) should be sent to IZ8CCW.

QSL NA-220 ---> Allis, OZ1ACB reports she  has run out of cards for  Michael,
OX3LG. New cards, designed in accordance with the new IOTA requirements, have
been ordered. Please be patient and do not send duplicates.

QSL Z2/PA3CPG --->  Cards should  be sent  via the  bureau to  NL 213/R12  or
direct to Jan Steenbergen, Mauritsweg 11, 3314 JG Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

QSL VIA  DJ2MX --->  Mario is  the QSL  manager  for 9A/OE1EMS  (Krk  island,
EU-136, IOCA CI-046) and cards can  be sent either  direct (Mario Lovric,  Am
Oelberg 11, D-61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany)  or through the DARC bureau.  Mario
can also confirm contacts made with T94DX during the recent ARI Contest.

XF2UQZ --->  Victor,  XE1UQZ  reports  his plans  to  operate  from  Isla  de
Sacrificios in  May  have not  come  off  due to  the  lack  of  the  landing
permission  from  the  military  authorities.

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

JT1Y:     The web page for the 29 May-14 June operation from Mongolia [425DXN
           523] is at [TNX I0FLY]
LOGS:     5U7JK's log  is now  available on  his QSL  manager's web  site  at
LOGS:     Joel, F5IPW reports that on line logs for J28NH, J28NH/P and J28CDX
           (AF-053 and AF-059) are available at

QSL received direct: 3D2AD, 3D2AG/p, 3D2CI, 3D2SC (OC-095), 3G0Z, 5A1A, 5C8M,
5R8FL, 5R8GT/P  (AF-090), 5T5U,  5V7VJ, 7Z1ZZ,  8Q7RR, A35AD,  A71BY,  A92GE,
C56/DL2OE, CE0ZIS, CN2R,  CQ9S, CV1Z  (SA-030), D2BB,  D68WL, EM1KY,  F6BFH/P
(EU-065), FK8HC,  FM/F2JD,  FO0BOG, FR/F6KDF/T,  FT5XN,  HP7/F5PAC  (NA-170),
HR1RMG/HR4 (NA-060),  HR6/N4MO,  HS0/VE3SFL, HS1NGR,  J38X,  JD1BCK,  JD1BIA,
(EU-181), OD5YJ,  OY3QN,  PJ5/K7NAA,  PJ6/PA3GIO,  PW0S,  R0/UR8LV  (AS-152),
R1FJL, RU1A, S07CRS, S07U,  S92SV, S92TX, SU1SK,  T30R, T32RD, TI9CF,  TK5BF,
TZ6JA, UK8AXA, UK9AA,  V26JT, V31GI (NA-180),  V63KX (OC-012), V63TN,  VK0MM,

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