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

NA-217     W1    New Hampshire State group (United States)
NA-219     C6    Cay Sal Bank Cays (Bahamas)
OC-236     YB8   Celebes's Coastal Islands (Indonesia)
OC-238/Pr  FO    Pukarua and Reao Atolls, Tuamotu Islands (French Polynesia)
OC-239/Pr  YB9   Irian Jaya's Coastal Islands West (Indonesia)
OC-240/Pr  P2    Papua New Guinea's Coastal Islands East (Papua New Guinea)
OC-241/Pr  YB9   Timor Barat's Coastal Islands (Indonesia)
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       >>> PROVISIONAL IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS AS AT 4 DECEMBER 2000 <<<

AS-150/Pr  BY4   Shandong Province South group (China)
NA-214/Pr  KL    Nome County South group (Alaska)
NA-215/Pr  KL    Northwest Arctic County group (Alaska)
NA-218/Pr  CO8   Las Tunas/Holguin/Santiago de Cuba Province group (Cuba)
OC-232/Pr  4W    East Timor's Coastal Islands (East Timor)
OC-237/Pr  YB0-3 Java's Coastal Islands (Indonesia)
OC-238/Pr  FO    Pukarua and Reao Atolls, Tuamotu Islands (French Polynesia)
OC-239/Pr  YB9   Irian Jaya's Coastal Islands West (Indonesia)
OC-240/Pr  P2    Papua New Guinea's Coastal Islands East (Papua New Guinea)
OC-241/Pr  YB9   Timor Barat's Coastal Islands (Indonesia)
SA-088/Pr  PP5   Santa Catarina State South group (Brazil)

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-147     JG1SZE/8     Rebun Island and Rishiri Island (September 2000)
EU-066     RV3AGG/1     Anzerskiy Island, Solovetskiye Islands (August 2000)
EU-066     UA3DPB/1     Anzerskiy Island, Solovetskiye Islands (August 2000)
EU-090     9A7K/P       Palagruza Island (June 2000)
EU-147     RV3AGG/1     Nemetskiy Kuzov (August 2000)
EU-147     UA3DPB/1     Nemetskiy Kuzov (August 2000)
EU-174     SV8/IT9YRE/P Thasos Island (August 2000)
EU-179     EN8ZIB       Berezan' Island (August 2000)
NA-047     VE7QRZ/VY0   Baffin Island (September 2000)
NA-193     VE7QRZ/VY1   Herschel Island (August 2000)
NA-217     WF1N/P       Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals (September 2000)
NA-217     W1DIG/P      Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals (September 2000)
NA-219     W5BOS/C6A    Dog Rocks, Cay Sal Bank Cays (October 2000)
OC-035     YJ0PD        Efate Island (November 2000)
OC-035     YJ0V         Efate Island (November 2000)
OC-066     FO0CLA       Tatakoto Island (April-August 2000)
OC-166     YC7IPZ       Tarakan Island (resident)
OC-236     YC8RSW/P     Lembeh Island (October 2000)
OC-236     YC8TXW/P     Lembeh Island (October 2000)
OC-236     YC8UFF/P     Lembeh Island (October 2000)
SA-050     CE8/KD6WW    Navarino Island (November 2000)
SA-050 [*] CE8/R3CA     Riesco Island (January 2000)

[] In IOTA Directory 2000 Riesco  Island falls in  an unnumbered group  but,
following the procedure  explained there, will  not attract  a new  reference
number until a further valid operation has taken place.)

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  4 DECEMBER 2000                <<<

AF-073    TS7N         Kerkenah Island (November 2000)
AS-062    RU0LM/0      Shikotan Island (November 2000)
AS-150/Pr BI4S         Lingshan Island (July 2000)
EU-063    JW5RIA       Hopen Island (July 2000)
EU-179    UR3GA        Orlov Island (various times 2000)
EU-187    SV9/SV1CID/P Gavdos Island (July 2000)
EU-187    SV9/SV1DPL/P Gavdos Island (July 2000)
NA-155    TE6U         Uvita Island (May 2000)
NA-184    KQ6XA        ?????? (July 2000)
NA-214/Pr KL7/W6IXP    Stuart Island (July 2000)
NA-215/Pr KL7/K6ST     Chamisso Island (July 2000)
NA-218/Pr CO8OTA       Moa Grande Island (September 2000)
OC-057    FO0DEH       Maupihaa Island (October/November 2000)
OC-140    VK6DIR       Direction Island (November 2000)
OC-202    DX4RIG       Tinaga Island, Calagua Islands (April 2000)
OC-232/Pr 4W6GH/P      Atauro Island (July 2000)
OC-237/Pr YB3ZMI       Madura Island (October 2000)
OC-238/Pr FO0DEH       Reao Atoll (November 2000)
OC-239/Pr YC9WZJ/P     Batanta Island (November 2000)
OC-240/Pr P29VPY       Loloata Island (November 2000)
OC-241/Pr YC9BU/P      Semau Island (November/December 2000)
OC-241/Pr YC9MKF/P     Semau Island (November/December 2000)
OC-241/Pr YC9NBV/P     Semau Island (November/December 2000)
SA-088/Pr PV5IOTA      Santana De Fora Island (August 2000)
SA-088/Pr PV5L         Santana De Fora Island (August 2000)

Note: Checkpoints are  not authorised to  credit QSL cards  for an  operation
where validation is required.
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                      >>> MID-MONTH IOTA NEWS UPDATES <<<

Readers may find  the very latest  update information  on the  issue of  IOTA
reference numbers  and validation  of operations  on the  IOTA Manager's  web
site. Under IOTA NEWS BULLETINS click the latest bulletin under preparation.

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                     >>> MEMBERS' ANNUAL SCORE UPDATES <<<

IOTA MEMBERS are  reminded that  the last  date for  mailing applications  or
updates to checkpoints  for the 2001  Honour Roll  and Annual  Listings is  1
February. Updates postmarked after that date will be processed in the  normal
way but the scores will be held over to the following year's listing.
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            The IOTA Committee wishes all readers of IOTA NEWS
                a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
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Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                         RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)

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