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                Monthly update of data in IOTA Directory 2000
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                   >>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED <<<

AF-091/Pr  3V    Jendouba/Bizerte/Tunis/Nabeul Region group (Tunisia)
AS-157     3W    South China Sea Coast Centre group (Vietnam)
AS-159     TA    Black Sea Coast West group (Turkey)
NA-220     OX    Greenland's Coastal Islands South West (Greenland)
OC-244     DU1-4 Luzon's Coastal Islands (Philippines)
OC-247     YB8   Sabalana and Tengah Islands (Indonesia)
SA-089/Pr  YV1   Falcon State group (Venezuela)
SA-090/Pr  YV5-7 Anzoategui State / Sucre State West group (Venezuela)

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                 >>> PROVISIONAL IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS <<<

AF-091/Pr  3V    Jendouba/Bizerte/Tunis/Nabeul Region group (Tunisia)
AS-156/Pr  R0B   Ushakova Island (Russian Federation)
SA-089/Pr  YV1   Falcon State group (Venezuela)
SA-090/Pr  YV5-7 Anzoategui State / Sucre State West group (Venezuela)

Note: A full listing of new  IOTA reference numbers issued since  publication
of IOTA  Directory 2000  may be  found  on the  IOTA  Manager's web  site  at
http://www.eo19.dial.pipex.com/index.shtml.
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     >>> OPERATIONS WHICH HAVE PROVIDED ACCEPTABLE VALIDATION MATERIAL <<<

AS-083  UA0QMU/0   Vil'kitskogo Island (resident since November 2000)
AS-157  3W7D       Tam Island (April 2001)
AS-159  TA0/IT9YRE Kefken Island (July 2001)
AS-159  TA0/IZ7ATN Kefken Island (July 2001)
AS-159  YM0KI      Kefken Island (June 2001)
EU-063  JW0PK      Prins Karls Forland Island (June 2001)
EU-113  SV8/G4EDG  Kythira Island (May 2001)
NA-220  OX3LG      Simiutaq Island (April 2001)
OC-091  DU1KGJ/P   Polillo Island, Polillo Islands (February 2001)
OC-091  VE7DP/DU1  Polillo Island, Polillo Islands (February 2001)
OC-093  4H2B       Batan Island, Batan Islands (February 2001)
OC-126  4I1P       Lubang Island, Lubang Islands (February 2001)
OC-244  4I1P       Marinduque Island (February 2001)
OC-247  YB8HZ/P    Sabalana Island (June 2001)
OC-247  YC8HU/P    Sabalana Island (June 2001)

Note:  This   list  includes   operations  where   validation  material   was
volunteered, ie not  specifically required  for credit  to be  given. In  all
cases, cards  now submitted  will be  accepted by  Checkpoints if  they  meet
normal standards. This means that the island name must be on the card.
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         >>> OPERATIONS FROM WHICH VALIDATION MATERIAL IS AWAITED <<<
         >>>                  AS AT 1 AUGUST 2001                 <<<

AF-091/Pr 3V8GI     Galite Island (July 2001)
AS-050    RU0B/P    Isachenko Island, Sergeya Kirova Islands (April 2001)
AS-057    RU0B      Uyedineniya Island (April 2001)
AS-068    RS0B/P    Kravkova Island, Mona Islands (April 2001)
AS-091    UE0XYZ    Ptichiy Island (July 2001)
AS-140    S21BR     Dakhin Shahbazpur (Bhola) Island (December 2000)
AS-156/Pr RI0B      Ushakova Island (April 2001)
EU-082    U1ZA/1,/A Kil'din Island (resident?)
EU-147    U1ZA/1    ?????? Island (February - July 2001)
EU-153    U1ZA/1    ?????? Island (July 2001)
EU-186    TA1ED/0   Gokceada Island (December 2000)
NA-035    HR6SI     Santanilla Islands (March 2001)
SA-088    PSA088    Tacami Island (June 2001)
SA-089/Pr 4M1X      Sombrero Island (July 2001)
SA-090/Pr YV5JBI/P  Piritu Afuera Island (July 2001)

Note: Checkpoints are  not authorised to  credit QSL cards  for an  operation
where validation is required.
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                         >>> UPDATES ON THE ABOVE <<<

Mid-month information on the issue of IOTA reference  numbers and  validation
of  operations is  available on the  IOTA Manager's website above. Under IOTA
NEWS BULLETINS click the latest bulletin under preparation.
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                        >>> LIGHTHOUSE OPERATIONS <<<

Following the  recent  Lighthouse  Activity  Weekend we would  like to remind
participants   about  IOTA  requirements  for  acceptance  of  contacts  with
lighthouse stations on islands. QSLs will normally count if they confirm that
the operation took place on-shore from an island listed as qualifying in IOTA
Directory 2000 or on the list of Additional Qualifying Islands on the website
mentioned  above. The  island name must be printed on the card in addition to
that of the lighthouse. Lighthouses off-shore that rise sheer from the sea do
not  count for IOTA. QSLs for contacts made with vessls within the beam-range
(the light footprint) of  island lighthouses should not be submitted for IOTA
credit.
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                 >>> RSGB IOTA MILLENNIUM PROGRAMME AWARDS <<<

CDXC reports that the latest batch of certificates was posted on 18 August by
surface mail.  All  complete applications  received up to 17 August 2001 have
been  processed. Please be patient - the certificates may take a few weeks to
reach you!

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2001. Would  those  applying
please  remember  to  complete  the  application  form. The calls  of the two
amateurs checking the log should be shown on the form.

For further details visit the CDXC website: www.cdxc.org.uk
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              >>> RSGB HF & IOTA CONVENTION WINDSOR 2001 <<<

A further reminder that this year's RSGB HF and IOTA Convention will be  held
over the period 12, 13 and 14 October at Old Windsor, Berkshire.

A really varied programme is planned, including  the following of  particular
interest to DXers and island enthusiasts:

"30 years of DXing" - Martti Laine OH2BH
"Logbook of the World" - Wayne Mills, N7NG (ARRL)
"Ushakova RI0B and the Lost Islands  of the Central Arctic" - Valery Sushkov,
   RW3GW and Yuri Zaruba, UA9OBA, Russian Robinson Club
"1000 IOTA Numbers, one milestone down, what's next?" - Roger Balister,
   G3KMA, Martin Atherton, G3ZAY, IOTA Committee
"Comoros, D68C" - Neville Cheadle, G3NUG
"Agalega, 3B6RF" - Derek Cox, G3KHZ
"Cocos (Keeling) VK9CXW/XF/XJ" - Roger Western, G3SXW
"Falklands, VP8SDX" - Gavin Taylor, GM0GAV
"St Helena and Ascension ZD7/ZD8" - Glyn Jones, GW0ANA
"The DXer Intelligence Services" - John Butcher, G3LAS
"What's left of  Cycle 23?" - Gwyn Williams, G4FKH, Propagation Studies
   Committee

The  Convention  Centre  is  served by excellent road and rail links and, for
those  coming  by air, is within easy reach of London Heathrow Airport. Let's
have a really big IOTA attendance this year.  IOTA enthusiasts  from  outside
the  UK  planning  to  come are encouraged to  drop  me a note so that we can
monitor likely attendance and plan the IOTA programme accordingly. Details of
booking arrangements are available at http://www.rsgb.org/hfc2001 .
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Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                                  RSGB IOTA Committee Member
24 August 2001                                                 27 August 2001

                      Past IOTA Notices are available at
                          http://www.425dxn.org/iota

Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
http://www.425dxn.org
i1jqj@425dxn.org