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03 December 2005

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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile I2VGW        
                  
                      
3A      - Pete/N0FW, Jay/K4ZLE and Mike/N9NS will  operate (with two  stations
          on 160-10  metres SSB  and CW  plus 6  metres) as  3A/homecall  from
          Monaco until 13 December. QSL for all via W8QID. Updates and on-line
          logs will be posted on www.wb8xx.com/3a. [TNX The Daily DX]
4S      - According to first hand information reported by Jean-Pierre,  F5AHO,
          the 2-4 December activity from Barberyn Island by 4S7PAG (F5PAC) and
          4S7BRG [425DXN 759] has been cancelled.  Joel is expected to  remain
          in Sri Lanka until 16  December and he  will try to  do his best  in
          order to operate from AS-171 on  10-11 December, but he cannot  give
          any assurance.
5H      - A large  group of  operators from  the  Provins ARS  (namely  F4AJQ,
          F6AML, F5JSD, F5VHQ,  F9IE, F8BJI, F8BUI,  F2VX and  F8IXZ) will  be
          active as 5H1C from Zanzibar  Island (AF-032) from  24 January to  2
          February. They plan to operate on 10-160 metres CW, SSB and  digital
          modes (PSK, RTTY, SSTV). QSL via F5TVG, direct (Franck Savoldi, P.O.
          Box 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex, France)  or bureau. Full  information
          on the operation can be found at http://5h1c.free.fr/index.html [TNX
          F8IXZ]
8Q      - Roberto, IW1RIH reports he will operate as 8Q7IH from Rannalhi Isl.,
          Maldives (AS 013) on 5-12 December. QSL via home call.
C6      - Ron, WJ7R  and Lee,  N7NU will  operate mainly  CW as  WJ7R/C6A  and
          N7NU/C6A from Treasure Cay (NA-080), Bahamas on 4-11 December.  [TNX
          The Daily DX]
DL      - Peri, DJ4PM (HB9IQB) will be active  from Sylt Island (EU-042,  N-16
          for the German Islands Award) on 2-21 December. He plans to  operate
          on all HF bands, CW and BPSK31. QSL via HB9IQB. [TNX VA3RJ]
DL      - Helmut, DL7VOX  will  be  active  as  DL7VOX/p  from  Usedom  Island
          (EU-129, O-013 for the German Islands  Award) from 23 December to  2
          January. He will operate CW only on the HF bands. QSL via home call,
          direct or bureau. [TNX DL7VOX]
FY      - David/F0CRS and Freddy/F5IRO [425DXN 747] will operate SSB and CW as
          TO7R from  the Salut  Islands (SA-020)  on 13-15  December. QSL  via
          F5KIN. [TNX F0CRS]
HL_ssh  - Sang Hoon Lee, DS4NMJ will be stationed at the Korean Antarctic base
          "King Sejong"  (HL-01  for the  Antarctica  Award)  on  King  George
          Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) from 1 January through 30  December
          2006. He plans to operate as DT8A on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and RTTY.
          [TNX DS4NMJ]
I       - Alessandro, IW7EGK reports he plans to operate on 40 metres from the
          lighthouse at  Punta  Craul  (WAIL PU-026)  on  3  December  in  the
          afternoon.
I       - Special event station IR0CRI will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 on
          17-18 December from the Rome Province  Committee of the Italian  Red
          Cross to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IRC Volunteers.  [TNX
          IW0GLC]
KP4     - Alfredo, WP3C reports he will participate in the ARRL 160 Meters  CW
          Contest (2-4 December)  as Single  Operator High  Power from  NP4A's
          station. QSL via W3HNK.
LU      - The Radio  Club Pampeano  (LU1UG) of  General Pico,  Argentina  will
          operate as LR50U until the  end of the  year (particularly on  10-18
          December) to celebrate  the 50th  anniversary of  the first  amateur
          radio activity by LU3ZY from the refuge "Teniente Esquivel" on Thule
          Island, South Sandwich Islands. [TNX LU6EF]
PY      - A group  of  PY7  operators  will be  active  as  PQ7Q  from  Olinda
          Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-068, DFB PE-004) on 2-4 December, including  a
          M/S entry in the ARRL 160 Meter CW Contest. During the day they will
          try to show up on 10, 15 and 20 metres, QSL via PY7VI. [TNX PY7RP]
PZ      - The Low Land DXpedition Team in  Suriname [425DXN 753] reports  that
          they  have  arranged  transportation  and  permission  to  land   on
          Papegaaien Eiland (Parrot Island, SA-092). This  will be the  second
          time that this rare IOTA group will be activated: look for Rob/PA2R,
          Ronald/PA3EWP and Ramon/PZ5RA to operate SSB  and CW as PZ5C/P  from
          10 to  20 UTC  on 3  and 4  December. They  will have  two  100-watt
          stations with monoband verticals for 15,  17 and 20 metres. QSL  via
          PA7FM, direct (Dennis  Robbemond, Loggerhof 11,  3181 NS  Rozenburg,
          The  Netherlands)   or   bureau.   Logs   will   be   published   on
          http://www.lldxt.nl [TNX PA1AW]
SV      - Steve, G4EDG  and  Jeff, G4ELZ  will  be signing  SV8/homecall  from
          Kithira Island (EU-113) on 4-11 December. They will operate CW  only
          with two  stations running  100 watts  into wire  antennas. QSL  via
          G4ELZ [TNX G4EDG].
TT      - Philippe, F4EGS will be back to  Chad on a military assignment  from
          25 December until the end of  February, and again on May-July  2006.
          He will operate as TT8PK on  10-20 metres (10-40m  if he can  obtain
          another antenna)  on digital  modes with  some SSB.  You can  e-mail
          Philippe (kochp@wanadoo.fr) and  let him know  which bands you  need
          Chad on. QSL via F4EGS. [TNX F5NQL]
V2      - John, G4RCG and  Bruce, KI7VR  will operate  mainly CW  as V25G  and
          V26VR respectively  from  Antigua (NA-100)  from  18  January  to  1
          February. They will be active on all bands, with special emphasis on
          160, 80, 40 and 30 metres.  Look for V25G to  participate in the  CQ
          160M CW Contest as a SO  Low Power entry. QSLs  for both via  G4OOC.
          [TNX G4RCG]
V3      - Art, NN7A will operate  as V31JZ/p from  South Water Caye  (NA-180),
          Belize on 11-15 January.  This will be  a one-person operation  with
          100 watts and vertical and  wire antennas. Operation  will be CW  on
          40-10 metres; some 80m and 160m, as well as some SSB on 20m and 15m,
          is possible, conditions permitting. This will be Art's 6th operation
          from South Water Caye, and his  12th trip to Belize since 1988.  QSL
          via NN7A, direct (Art Phillips, P.O.  Box 201, Flagstaff, AZ  86002,
          USA) or bureau.[TNX NN7A]
VP2M    - K3VX, W3WH,  K7NM, W9UK  and K9CS  will  be avtive  from  Montserrat
          (NA-103) on 14-22 February, ARRL DX  CW Contest included.  Callsigns
          will be announced later. [TNX K9CS]
VP9     - Mark, AA1AC will operate as AA1AC/VP9 from Hamilton Parish,  Bermuda
          (NA-005) on 12-15  December. QSL via  home call,  direct or  bureau.
          [TNX AA1AC]
XE      - Radio Club  Cancun  wiil  be active  as  XF3NN  from  Carmen  Island
          (NA-135) on 16-18 December. They plan to operate on 160-6 metres SSB
          and RTTY, with some PSK31 and Satellite. QSL via N6AWD. [TNX XE2NN]
XU      - John, KF0RQ will operate as XU7ACQ  from Cambodia on 3-28  December.
          Look for him on 14245 kHz between 14 and 17 UTC. QSL via home  call.
          [TNX NG3K]

SOUTHEAST ASIAN TRIP ---> Pete, SM5GMZ will be back to Thailand and  Cambodia
between December and March. His work will come first, but he will operate CW,
SSB, PSK31 and RTTY as much as he can in his spare time. On 5-31 December  he
expects to  activate his  Thai call  HS0ZFI; starting  on 6  January he  will
operate on all bands, 6 metres included, as XU7ADI  for at least two  months.
[TNX NG3K]
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                           Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  latest issue (November 2005) is now  available
in .pdf  format  at  http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/.  Articles  and  pictures
should be sent to Nicola Baldresca, IZ3EBA (iz3eba@ari.it).

A52CDX ---> The  A52CDX team (F9DK,  G0LMX , F5LMJ  and F2VX)  went QRT  from
Timphu at the end of the CQ WW DX CW Contest (6929 QSOs, 1024 made during the
contest). They expected to leave for  the Bhumtang Province around 6.30  a.m.
local  time  on  28  November,  and   to  operate  with  solar  panels   from
Ugyen-Cholling on the 29th,  from Trongsa on  the 30th and  from Paro on  1-2
December. QSL via F9DK. [TNX F5NQL]

DX0ST & DX0TIC ---> Gil, 4F2KWT and Jun, 4F3BA returned from their expedition
on 26 November. Shu, JN6RZM reports that the voyage back home was "a terrible
experience", as "the small  boat they took  met with very  big waves and  the
engine was damaged and they were adrift for 16 hours". Shu says that they had
to use  their  amateur radio  equipment  to launch  the  myday on  7045  kHz.
Pictures  of  the  operations  from  OC-175  and  OC-207  can  be  found   at
http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~ja1qxy/sub15aa.html

JUST LEARN MORSE  CODE ---> Sigurd  Stenersen, LB3KB has  decided "to make  a
contribution to the continued use of  Morse code" and has created Just  Learn
Morse Code, a computer programme that makes  it easy to learn CW and  improve
the skills of those who already know the code. The latest version (1.13)  was
released on 22  November and  can be  found at  http://justlearnmorsecode.com
[TNX LB3KB]

OJ0B &  OJ0J  --->  The  OJ0B  and  OJ0J  operation  terminated  their  radio
activities from Market Reef at 4 UTC on 29 November, after 12,166 QSOs (8,505
- nearly the 70% - on  160 and 80 metres). Boat transport  back to the  Aland
Islands was  totally out  of the  question because  of  rough seas,  and  two
helicopter flights were needed to pick up the team and their equipment.  This
has  added  to  their  overall  transportation  costs,  beyond  the  original
estimate. Contributions to help offest the high cost of the operation will be
gratefully accepted.  The  diary  (with  several  pictures)  of  this  Arctic
undertaking is available at http://www.kolumbus.fi/oh2bn/pagemarket.htm  [TNX
OH2BN]

OPERATORS NEEDED --->  Frosty, K5LBU  and three  others will  be active  from
Mozambique between 29 June and 13  July, IARU Contest included. They plan  to
have two complete stations and to operate  CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and EME.  Those
interested  in   joining   the   team   are   invited   to   contact   Frosty
(frosty1@pdq.net). [TNX K5LBU]

QSL 7Q7RM ---> Allan, G0IAS is now in possession of the late Ron Macfarlane's
logbooks. These date back to 1947-54, when  Ron was GM3EAK, and cover all  of
the QSOs (HF  and 6  metres) made  as either  ZD6RM (when  Malawi was  called
Nyasaland) and 7Q7RM until Ron's death. Allan says that these logs "will stay
open for one year, then they will  be closed and destroyed". QSL direct  only
to Allan Hickman,  The Conifers, High  Street, Elkesley, Retford,  Nottingham
DN22 8AJ, UK. [TNX G0IAS]

QSL J3/SP9PT &  J3/SP9BQJ --->  Wojciech and  Marek made  12500+ QSOs  during
their late October/early November operations from Grenada, and have processed
amd mailed all of the direct requests received so far. [TNX SP5EWY]

QSL P40L ---> Please  note that Gert,  K5WW can confirm  QSOs made with  P40L
between 22  May 2003  and 29  November 2005  at 03.30  UTC (on-line  logs  at
http://www.qsl.net/k5ww). Contacts made after that time  were made by  OH3SR,
who will handle his own QSL cards.

QSL VIA W0YG ---> Charlie, W0YG would like  to remind DXers that he does  not
use the bureau. Requests for VK9CG and VK9XG should be sent direct only, with
SAE and USD 1.00 or 1 new IRC.
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                         Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CY9SS:        Two photo galleries (by  Dave, VA2DV and  Steve, VE2TKH) of  the
              CY9SS  DXpedition  to   St.  Paul   Island  can   be  found   at
              http://cf.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ve2tkh/my_photos [TNX NJ1Q]
DX SPOTS:     Rod Elliott, VE3UW has collected the DX spots from the OH2AQ Web
              Cluster since  January 1997.  The collection - from January 1997
              up to November 2005 -  is available at  www.425dxn.org/dxspots/,
              as well the  software  (DXINFO v2.0)  which will  enable you to
              handle the files (instructions at the URL above).
QSL GALLERY:  The large collection of QSL cards  (2900+) on Les Nouvelle  DX's
              web site  has been  updated. Eight  different galleries  include
              cards for each of the 58 deleted DXCC entities (500+ QSLs),  the
              ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (83 QSLs), obsolete prefixes  (900
              QSLs), Antarctic bases (400+ QSLs) & TAAF (Terres Australes  and
              Antarctiques Francaises,  200  QSLs), pre-1945  countries  (200+
              QSLs) and French Departments, US 48 States before 1945.  Several
              cards are  still  needed and  your  participation is  welcome  -
              please visit  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr and  send send  your
              comments to LesNouvellesDX@free.fr [TNX F6AJA]
TOP LISTS:    The  latest  Topband,  Topmode  and  Toplist  listings  are  now
              available  at   http://www.425dxn.org/awards/toplist/index.html.
              Please send  your scores,  as well  as any  request for  further
              information, to Erminio Pandocchi, I2EOW (i2eow@ari.it)
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QSLs received  direct  or through  managers:  3B9FR, 4J6ZZ,  4X0AI  (AS-100),
4X7AZ, 5B4/G4ZVJ, 5R8GZ,  5V7VJ, 5W1VJ,  7Z1SJ, 8Q7VJ,  9G5VJ, 9H1AW,  9H3ZV,
9J2BO, 9L1AB, 9R2DX (AF-100), A35PX, A35VJ,  A52JO, A71EM, AH8F, AP2IA,  B1Z,
BA4DW/5 (AS-137),  BY4BZB/DJ7BU, C21DL,  C21SX, C21XF,  CX5BW, CY9SS,  D44TD,
DU3/G4ZVJ, ET3AA, FO/N6JA, FO0/F8UFT, FW5ZL,  HH4/K4QD, HI9CF, HV5PUL,  J49Z,
K0ARY/VP9,  KH7U/KH5,  KH9/W0CN,  LA6Q  (EU-062),  LU1ZD (AN-016;  AA LU-11),
LU1ZI (AN-010; AA LU-15),  LY3UM,  LZ0A (AN-010: AA LZ-02),  OA4DKC,  OH2DZ/P
(EU-140), PJ5NA,  R1ANN,  S21VJ, S9BB,  SM7/DL5ME (EU-138), SU8IOTA (AF-099),
SV9/IK8UND, SV9CVY, TJ3FR, TJ3SP, TN6X, TR8DF, TT8PK, UN6G, V31MQ, V44/EW1AR,
V47VJ, VK9XAB, VP2V/DL4WK, VP2V/DL7DF, VQ9LA,  WP3C,  XE2TG,  XF4IH,  XU7AAV,
XU7ACE,  XW2A, XZ7A,  YB7NNN/3, YE7P  (OC-269),  YL2KO,  ZC4CW, ZD7VJ, ZD8VJ,
ZD8Z, ZL7C, ZS6CCY, ZX0GTI.
 

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      
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