IOTA Notice [August 98]


            >>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN AUGUST 1998 <<<

AS-138/Prov   BY5  FUJIAN  PROVINCE  group  (Chinese  islands,  letter  "a"),
                   following the operation by BI5P from Pingtan Island

AS-139/Prov   BY7  GUANGXI PROVINCE  group  (Chinese  islands,  letter  "d"),
                   following the operation by BI7W from Weizhou Island

SA-086        CE2  COQUIMBO/ACONCAGUA PROVINCE group (operation by  CE1LDS/2,
                   June 1998)

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  >>> OPERATIONS WHICH HAVE PROVIDED ACCEPTABLE VALIDATION MATERIAL (*) <<<

EU-167  CQ2P Pessegueiro  Island (July  1998) +  operations by  team  members
        using their own calls portable
NA-132  HK3JJH/0A (December 1997)
NA-133  HK3JJH/0B (December 1997)
SA-086  CE1LDS/2  Damas Island (June 1998)

(*) 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.

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      >>> PROVISIONAL IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS (YET TO BE CONFIRMED) <<<

AS-135/Prov   BY4  JIANGSU PROVINCE group (operation by BI4Q, June 1998) (*)

AS-136/Prov   BY4  SHANGHAI PROVINCE group (operation by BI4C, July 1998)

AS-137/Prov   BY5  ZHOUSHAN ARCHIPELAGO (operation by BI5Z, July 1998)

AS-138/Prov   BY5  FUJIAN PROVINCE group (operation by BI5P, August 1998)

AS-139/Prov   BY7  GUANGXI PROVINCE group (operation by BI7W, August 1998)

NA-210/Prov   KL   NORTON SOUND  COAST NORTH  group (operation  by  KL7/K6ST,
                   July 1998)


Checkpoints are not authorised to accept for IOTA credit QSL cards confirming
contacts made with islands/groups whose Reference Numbers have been issued on
a provisional basis.

(*) The Chinese have pointed out that the group of islands which include Ping
Island and Cheniu Island to the  south is administered from Lianyungang  City
in Jiangsu Province and are therefore part of that province and not Shandong.
The IOTA  Committee  has  in  the circumstances  amended  the  entry  in  the
Directory accordingly.

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Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)
425 DX News Editor
E-mail: i1jqj@amsat.org


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