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13 July 2002
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9A     - Martin, DL1ZU will be active (on 10-40 metres CW, SSB, RTTY and  PSK
          31) as 9A/DL1ZU from Brac Island (EU-016) on 13-27 July. [TNX DL1ZU]
9A     - Zsolt, HA6PS and Laci, HA6NL will operate as 9A/homecall on all  the
          HF bands from  Pasman Island (EU-170,  IOCA CI-085)  on 23-30  July,
          IOTA Contest included. QSL via home  calls either direct or  through
          the bureau. [TNX HA6NL]
9H     - Jack, RW3QC and  Igor, RN3OA  will be  active (on  80-10 metres)  as
          9H3QC and 9H3OA respectively from Malta (EU-023) on 18-31 July. Look
          for 9H3QC to participate in  the IOTA Contest.  QSL via home  calls.
          [TNX RN3OA]
9Q     - Democratic Republic of  Congo's national society  (ARAC) will  enter
          the IARU HF World  Championship as 9Q0AR  (operator Pat, 9Q1A).  QSL
          via F2YT. Look for activity from Nicole, 9Q1YL and Pat, 9Q1A  before
          and after the contest. Up  to date information  on amateur radio  in
          DRC can  be  found  at  [TNX
BV     - Taka, JR7TEQ  plans  to  be active  as  BV9K  from  Kueishan  Island
          (AS-155) on 26-29 July. He will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL
          via JR7TEQ. [TNX JI6KVR]
CE     - Southern Cross DX Group members Nick/XQ1IDM, JP/CE4USW and Dan/XQ1ZW
          will be active  as 3G1A from  Santa Maria Island  (SA-069) on  17-19
          July. They plan to operate on all HF bands (including 30 metres, for
          which a special licence has been granted) CW, SSB, RTTY and FM  with
          three stations. Logs  will be  available at
          after the  operation.  QSL via  CE4USW  either  direct  (Juan  Pablo
          Mardones, P.O. Box 128,  Talca, Chile) or  through the bureau.  [TNX
CU     - Derek, G3KHZ is joining the Corvo Island (EU-089) group of operators
          [425DXN 579]. Look for CU9/G3KHZ/p to  be active from  16 July to  1
          August. QSL via home call. [TNX CT1END]
CU     - GPDX (Portuguese DX Group) members CT1AHU, CT1AVC, CT1EFL and CT1EGW
          will be active with the following callsigns during their 20-30  July
          activity [425DXN 579] from the Azores:
          CT1AHU: CU2H, CU3H, CU7H (QSL via home call)
          CT1EGW: CU2W, CU3W, CU7W (QSL via home call)
          CT1EFL: CU2F, CU3F, CU7F (QSL via home call)
          CT1AVC: CU2V, CU3V, CU7V (QSL via home call)
          They plan  to operate  on all  bands SSB,  CW  and RTTY.  They  will
          participate in the IOTA Contest  as CU3I (QSL  via CS1GDX) from  the
          QTH of CU3AD and CU3EJ on EU-175. [TNX CT1END]
G      - Steve, G0CKP will participate  in the IOTA  Contest from St  Mary's,
          Isles of Scilly (EU-011). He  will be signing  M0C (the Chiltern  DX
          Club's contest callsign) on CW. QSL via G3NUG. [TNX G0CKP]
GM     - Guy, F5BLC will be active from the Orkney Islands (EU-009) on  16-28
          July. He will try to be active daily before 9 UTC and around 18  UTC
          and he also hopes to be QRV during the IOTA Contest. [TNX GM3VLB]
HK0_sa - 5K0Z is the special call issued for the 16-29 July expedition to San
          Andres Island (NA-033) [425DXN 575]. QSL via DH7WW.
HL     - HL1EJT, HL1OYF,  HL1TXQ,  HL1VAU, DS1CJE,  DS1KOQ  and  DS3BGI  will
          operate on SSB and CW as  homecall/3  from   two sites   on   Anmyon
          Island  (AS-080)   on   26-28  July,  including activity during  the
          IOTA Contest. QSL via  HL1OYF (Duk-Nam Kim,  P.O. Box 54,  Dong-Jack
          Seoul 156-600, Korea) or via the bureau. [TNX HL1TXQ]
I      - Franco, IK4PLW plans  to operate (on  40 and 20  metres SSB and  CW)
          from the lighthouse at porto Garibaldi (WAIL ER-005) for a few hours
          on Saturday  (13 July)  morning. QSL  via  IK4PLW either  direct  or
          through the bureau. [TNX IK4PLW]
I      - Look for Walter,  IV3/IN3XUG to be  active from  Grado (EU-131,  IIA
          GO-001) until 20 July. He might also operate from other IIA  islands
          in that area. QSL via home call either direct or through the bureau.
          [TNX IN3XUG]
I      - Mario, IK6GPZ reports  he will be  active during the  IRAU HF  World
          Championship as IO6T. QSL via home call.
I      - Mario, IZ8DBJ  will operate  (SSB and  CW)  as IT9/IZ8DBJ  from  the
          lighthouse at San Vito lo Capo (WAIL SI-026, IOTA EU-025) between 14
          and 21 July. QSL via home call either direct or through the  bureau.
          [TNX IZ8AJQ]
I      - Francesco, I5RFD plans  to operate from  Licosa Island (EU-031,  IIA
          SA-001) between 16  and 30 July  (actual date will  depend on  local
          conditions). [TNX I5RFD]
JD1_mt - JH1EFP will be working on Minami Torishima (OC-073) from 16 July  to
          6 August and plans to operate from the JD1YBJ club station. Look for
          him on 17 metres CW and SSB at 9-11 UTC and 20-22 UTC. TNX The Daily
KH2    - Guam  Contest   Club   operators   (JI3ERV/NH2C,   JR7OMD/WI3O   and
          JE8KKX/AH2K) will participate in the IARU  HF World Championship  as
          AH2R from  Guam Island  (OC-026). QSL  via JH7QXJ  either direct  or
          through the JARL bureau. [TNX NG3K]
KL     - Dave, WL7DB is reported to be planning an operation as either  WL7DB
          or WL7O  from  the Kenai-Cook  Inlet  group (NA-158)  for  the  IOTA
          Contest. He expects to be active on 15, 20 and 40 metres SSB and CW.
          [TNX UT7WZ]
P4     - Jacob Oduber, P43P will be active  on all bands  SSB as P40B  during
          the IARU HF World Championship. QSl via I2MQP. [TNX NG3K]
PY     - Jim, PY7XC  plans  to  be active  as  ZX7XX  from  Itamaraca  Island
          (SA-046) on 20-28 July, IOTA Contest  included. QSL direct to  PY7XC
          (Jemesson Faria,  Rua Dhalia  228 AP401,  Boa Viagem,  Recife -  PE,
          51020-290, Brazil). [TNX PY7XC]
SM     - Eric, SM1TDE will be active (mainly CW with some RTTY and occational
          SSB, on all  bands 160-2m) from  Gotland Island (EU-020)  throughout
          July until mid-August. He  will participate in  the IOTA Contest  as
          SM1T. QSL via SM1TDE preferably through the bureau. [TNX SM1TDE]
SM     - Kjell, SM4DDS will participate  in the IOTA  Contest as 8S4C/5  from
          Orskar Island (EU-084) lighthouse (ARLHS SWE-052, WLH LH-0809).  QSL
          via home  call, either  direct (both  the addresses  - Thailand  and
          Sweden - all right) or through  the bureau. [TNX SM4DDS]
SM     - Martin, SM0DTK will be active from  Gotland Island (EU-020) from  12
          July to 4 August. He plans to operate on the HF bands mainly between
          4 UTC and 6 UTC. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
SV5    - Miro, OM5RW and Rudi, OM3PC will be active as J45RW (during the IOTA
          Contest) and J45PC  (outside the  contest) from  Rhodes (EU-001)  on
          22-28 July. QSL J45RW via OM5RW, QSL J45PC via OM3PC. [TNX OM3JW]
TK     - Claude, F5MCC will be signing TK/F5MCC from Corsica (EU-014) from 20
          July through 7 August. Claude and  Tony, TK5XN also plan to  operate
          from Lavezzi (EU-164) and a few lighthouses during that time  frame.
          QSL TK/F5MCC via F3GJ, QSL TK5XN via F2YT. [TNX F5NQL]
UA     - Oleg/RA0LSO, Vitaly/RU0LAX,  John/RW0MM  and  Meela/UA0LHT  will  be
          active on  all  HF bands  as  RK0LWW from  Russkij  Island  (AS-066,
          RR-16-02) on 12-15 July. They will participate in the IARU HF  World
          Championship. QSL via UA3DX either direct or though the bureau. [TNX
UA     - Dmitry, RW1ZZ plans  to be active  from Bol'soj  and Malij  Gryaznye
          (RR-03-18) on 13 July. On his way back home he will try to visit and
          operate from  Kildin  Island (EU-082,  RR-03-03)  and  Toros  Island
          (RR-03-16). Dmitry expects to be active during the IOTA Contest from
          Kildin. [TNX WRC/RRA Bulletin]
UA     - The RI0L team [425DXN 583] will participate in the IOTA Contest from
          Rikorda (AS-066, RR-16-02). They also plan to operate as RI0L/p from
          Stenina Island (RR-16-04) in  the Rimskogo-Korsakova group  (AS-066)
          between 23 and 25 July (date depends on weather). QSL via IK2DUW or,
          for Russian stations, RU0LL. [TNX WRC/RRA Bulletin]
UA     - A group  of operators  expects to  be active  as R17PQ  from  Novaya
          Zemlya (EU-035, RR-04-01) until 31 July. If they cannot operate from
          EU-035, the activity will take place from Morozov Island  (RR-06-01,
          claimed for EU-086). QSL via UA1RJ. [TNX WRC/RRA Bulletin]
UT     - UT1PO, UT1PF, UT4PZ, UT5PW will be active as EO9P from Bilyj  Island
          (new one for the Ukrainian  Islands Award) between  15 and 22  July.
          QSL via UT5PW (P.O. Box 6, Novovolynsk-5, 45405, Ukraine). Logs will
          be available at [TNX US1PM]
VK     - The Daily DX reports that  plans are being  made for a  six-operator
          IOTA activity from Diamond Islets in the Coral Sea Islands Territory
          North group  (OC-???) "early  next month".  The callsign  issued  is
          VK9WDI (it counts as Australia for DXCC).
VQ     - Jesse Falquez, AB5RY is operating on all bands as VQ9J [425DXN  569]
          from Chagos until August at  least. QSL direct  only via K5QM.  [TNX
W      - N4PN, KB4ET,  N4OX and  NF4A will  be signing  W4G from  St.  George
          Island (NA-085) during the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via N4OX.
          [TNX The Daily DX]

IARU HF CHAMPIONSHIP  ---> Further IARU  societies HQ  stations [425DXN  583]
expected to take part in this year's event include:
4X4ARC     Israel              ER7HQ      Moldova
5N0ARN     Nigeria             ES9A       Estonia
8N#JHQ     Japan               OA4O       Peru
9Q0AR      D.R. of Congo       OZ7EDR     Denmark
BV0IARU    Taiwan              P40HQ      Aruba
CT1REP     Portugal            S50HQ      Slovenia
CX1AA      Uruguay             SK2HQ      Sweden
DA0HQ      Germany             V51NAM     Namibia
DX1HQ      Philippines         VK3WI      Australia
EA4URE     Spain               YL4HQ      Latvia
EI0HQ      Ireland             ZW3HQ      Brazil
Give  also   a   look   to   the   list   maintained   by   Bill,   NG3K   at 583
[TNX The Daily DX, F6BLQ/9Q1A, OA4AHW, S57DX, VK3EW]

ISLANDS & LIGHTHOUSES ---> Kresimir, 9A7K plans to be active from Vis  Island
(EU-016, IOCA CI-142)  from 20 July  to 5 August,  IOTA Contest included.  He
also  plans  to  operate  from  a  couple  of  lighthouses  on  Vis   (namely
CLH-133/ARLH-146 and CLH-137/ARLH-150)  and from other  Croatian islands  and
lighthouses during that time frame:
Island      IOTA     CI       Lighthouse    CLH    WLH    ARLH
Barjak Mali                   Barjak Mali   008    028
Bisevo      EU-016   007      Kobila        050    901    CRO-067
Host        EU-016   174      Host          039    938    CRO-056
Jabuka      EU-016   032
Krava                                       055    072
Parzan      EU-016   199
Ravnik      EU-016   207
S Greben             172
Svetac      EU-016   120
Volici                        Volici        187    192
Further information on the activity, as  well as on the Croatian  Lighthouses
Award, can  be  found  at  QSL  to  9A7K  (Kresimir
Juratovic P.O. Box 88, HR-48001 Koprivnica, Croatia). [TNX 9A7K]

PACIFIC TOUR --- Rolf, DK2ZF, who has been already active as T88ZF from Palau
(OC-009), is now active as V63ZF  from Yap Island (OC-012), Micronesia  until
17 July. Then he will operate as KH2/DK2ZF from Guam (OC-026) on 18 July  and
again as V63ZF  from Pohnpei  (OC-010), Micronesia  on 19-29  July. QSLs  via
DK2ZF. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

10 YEARS OF 9A ---> 2002 marks the  10th anniversary of allocation of the  9A
prefix   to   Croatia   and   the   Croatian   Amateur   Radio    Association
( sponsors a  special award for  contacts made on  HF,
VHF and 6 metres with 9A stations between  5 July and 31 December. The  award
is also  available  to SWLs.  For  further information  please  e-mail  Denis
Vincek, 9A3Z at

9A8RR ---> Steve, OM3JW reports that "special prizes" will be awarded to  the
three operators in  Europe and  the rest  of the  world who  will work  9A8RR
(Korcula Island, EU-016) on as many  bands/modes as possible during the  IOTA
Contest. These  prizes  will be  sent  automatically a  few  days  after  the

DXCC ---> Trond, LA9VDA reports that  the August 2001 operations from  Market
Reef (OJ0/LA3IKA, OJ0/LA5UKA, OJ0/LA6YEA and  OJ0/LA9VDA) have been  approved
for DXCC credit.  Those who had  their cards rejected  can resubmit them  for

HS3RK ---> Hans D. Hollstein, HS0/KA3TDZ  (Radio Amateur Society of  Thailand
QSL Manager) reports that RAST is receiving  quite a number of QSL cards  for
HS3RK, a call that has not been issued in Thailand. Some of the cards mention
the name "Ralph", no doubt these QSLs are for 5H3RK.

NA-121 ---> Lanny, W5BOS managed to  make two QSOs from Walrus Island  before
his receiver  died on  Monday (8  July) night.  He hoped  to figure  out  the
problem on  Tuesday morning,  but "black  poured out  of the  radio" when  he
turned it on. Lanny spent 36  hours touring the island with  a crew from  The
National Geographic Society  and was expected  to be  back home  early on  12
July. [TNX K5JP and G3KMA]

PIRATE ---> Tom  Wood, N4CID is  receiving cards  for CW  contacts made  with
ZD7CW in November 2001. This was a pirate as the genuine Julian, ZD7CW is  no
longer active and has been inactive for several years. [TNX N4CID]

QSL 9A0R ---> Please note that Mario, DJ2MX  will not be the QSL manager  for
the 9A0R IOTA Contest operation from  Krk Island, EU-136 [425DXN 582].  Cards
should be routed via 9A9R. [TNX DJ2MX]

QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> AA2LF is willing to act as a QSL manager for as many
as  five  DX  stations.  He  can  offer  full  logging  capabilities,   24/24
Internet/Telnetaccess,  reliable  mail   address  and   QSL  cards   printing
facilities. He can be contacted at

QSL UE3ISL  --->  UE3ISL has  been  active since  1  June and  will  continue
operations until 1 August. Please note that RK3IWU is not the QSL manager for
all of the activities; the QSL route is  via the operator's home call or  via
the bureau to UE3ISL. [TNX RK3IWU]

WRTC2002 ---> Final reminder: the WRTC2002 organizing committee would like as
many  participants   as   possible  to   e-mail   their   contest   logs   to by 1800  UTC on July  14. These "early  bird" logs will  be
used only for log checking purposes related to the WRTC2002 teams. There  are
incentives for doing  this, please  visit  for
the details.

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

FP:    Paul, K9OT and Peg, KB9LIE have  updated the web page for their  11-19
        August  trip  [425DXN   581]  to   Miquelon  (NA-032).   The  URL   is [TNX K9OT]

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

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3B8/S51OI   S51OI       FO5QV       JI1WTF      PQ2Q        PY2WC
3DA0CF      K5LBU       FO5RH       F6CTL       R16S        UA1RJ
3Z1DM       SP1MVG      G0SHN/DU1   F6AJA       R1ANZ       RU1ZC
4A3R        XE3RCC      GB5HQ       M0CMK       RK3IWT/1    RV3IL
4K6DI       W3HNK       GM6UW       M0BLF       RX3AJL/1    RX3AJL
4M7A        YV7QP       HB0/DL7VEE  DL7VEE      S21FHQ      N4VA
4N6IOTA     YU7DR       HB0/DL9YBY  DL9YBY      S50HQ       S57XX
5R8GZ       G3SWH       HB9A        HB9JOE      S9SS        N4JR
5W0DL       K8AA        HC2FN       W3HC        SK2HQ       SM0JSM
5W0TR       K8AA        HP1AC       EA5KB       SN0DM       SP1MVG
5Z4PV       PA3GBH      HP1XVH      N0JT        SN0HQ       SP2PI
7Q7CT       CT1ABE      HS0AC       G3NOM       SN0LGT      SP1JON
7X0DX       DL4DBR      II0VP       I0QI        SN0LH       SP1JON
8Q7AM       EA5MB       IU2HQ       I2MQP       SN1DM       SP1MVG
8S4C/5      SM4DDS      J75KG       KU9C        SN4L        SP4KEV
9K2ZZ       W8CNL       J79MM       NA2U        ST2SA       WB2RAJ
9Q0AR       F2YT        JW0HU       SP3WVL      SU60WW      SU1SK
9Q1A        F2YT        JW3YJA      LA3YJA      T88ZF       DK2ZF
9Q1YL       F2YT        JW4LN       LA4LN       TM0HQ       F5KEQ
9Q5BQ       HB9AMO      JX7DXF      LA7DFA      TM2TF       F8BSA
9V1BH       UA0AGI      K4S         K5JIM       TM4X        F5KFL
9V9HQ       AA5BT       KG4JC       KF4OCR      TO8CW       F8CMT
A22BP       7M1WBP      KH2VI       JR1VAY      TR8CA       F6CBC
A71AW       W3HNK       LX0HQ       LX1KQ       UE9XZT      UA9XW
A92ZE       K4SXT       LY0HQ       LY2MW       UN7MO       EA7FTR
CM6UV       W3CKU       LY750BE     LY3BE       V63ZF       DK2ZF
CQ2EHX      CT1EHX      LY750CT     LY1CT       V73AA       JA1VND
CS0RCL      CT1EPS      LY750EC     LY2EC       V73RX       W6WRX
CT2GPL      KB4UTV      LY750TG     LY2TG       V73XX       JF1OCQ
CT3/K7BV    KU9C        N6WIN/P4    N6WIN       VE1OTA/P    VE1VOX
CX7OV       EA5KB       OH0NL       OH2BYS      VQ9PO       W3PO
CY9DH       W7XU        OI2HQ       OH6LI       W1AW/5      W1AW
D80HQ       DS1KVP      OJ0/AE9YL   AE9YL       XL2THK      VE2THK
EK6DZ       W3HNK       OJ0/K9LA    K9LA        YA/G0TQJ    G0TQJ
EP3UN       LA7JO       OJ0VR       OH1VR       YB0AVR      HA2VR
ER7HQ       ER1FF       OL2HQ       OK1FLM      YL4HQ       YL2UZ
ES9A        ES5RY       OP0GS       ON5GK       YQ1M/P      YO3JW
ET3PMW      W7KEU       OR4IA       ON4AKL      YT0HQ       YU0SRJ
EU5O        EU7WW       P4/N9LAH    N9LAH       ZB0/DJ7TO   DJ7TO
F6CTL/FO    F6CTL       P40C        AJ9C        ZB0/DL7IO   DL7IO
FG/DK1MM    DK1MM       P40HQ       I2MQP       ZB0/DL7IQ   DL7IQ
FM5BH       W3HNK       P40TC       N6WIN       ZF2SW       AG4W
FM5GU       KU9C        PA6HQ       PA3CAL      ZS6SRL      ZS4BS

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

4L1RK   Revaz Kvinikadze, House-43, St. T.Tabidze-41, Tbilisi, Georgia
9A3Z    Denis Vincek, Josipa Karla Tuskana 8, HR - 49218 Pregrada, Croatia
DJ6SI   Baldur Drobnica, Zedernweg 6, 50127 Bergheim, Germany
DK1MM   Stefan Giehle, Schmidackerstr. 3, 73084 Salach, Germany
DL1QW   Thomas Lind, Saturnstr. 1, 44579 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
E21EJC  Krissada Futrakul, P.O. Box 20, Bangkok 10163, Thailand
F5KFL   Radio-Club F5KFL, P.O. Box 100, F-86170 Neuville, France
IK3GES  Gabriele Gentile, Via Baratta Vecchia 240, 31022 Preganziol - TV,
LA4LN   Tom V. Segalstad, P.O. Box 15 Kjelsaas, N-0411 Oslo, Norway
LY3BE   Eugene Vaisman, P.O. Box 70, Klaipeda 5800, Lithuania
N6WIN   Tim Coker, 1379 San Bernardino Rd Apt M, Upland, CA 91786, USA
NU5DE   Naturist Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 200812, Austin, TX 78720-0812,
OH9AR   P.O. Box 53, 95401 Tornio, Finland
SM0JHF  Henryk Kotowski, Sibeliusg 28 XI, SE-16477 Kista, Sweden
SU1SK   P.O. Box 190, New Ramsis Center, Cairo 11794, Egypt
UT2FA   Serge Platonow , P.O.Box 44 , Odessa , 65000 , Ukraine
UX0FF   Nikolay Lavreka, P.O. Box 3, Izmail, 68600, Ukraine
UX3FW   Yurij Kucherenko, P.O. Box 60, Izmail, 68600, Ukraine
W8CNL   Ray McClure, 5 McKenzie Circle, North Augusta, SC 29841-4319, USA
XE3RCC  P.O. Box 1883, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500, Mexico
YC9BU   Kadek Kariana SP, P.O. Box 106, Singaraja 81100, Bali, Indonesia
YU7DR   Djurica Maletin, P.O. Box 132, 21400 Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia

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