IOTA Notice [April 97]


             >>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN APRIL 1997 <<<

AS-127/Prov   S2   CHITTAGONG REGION group (Bangladeshi islands, letter "a"),
                   operation by S21YS from Hatia Island

AF-078/Prov   6W   ATLANTIC COAST  SOUTH  group  (Senegalese  islands, letter
                   "b"), operation by 6W2/F6BUM from Karabane Island


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

AS-126 (CONFIRMED)  HS9AL, Koh Tarutao (March 1997)
NA-202              HP2/F5PAC, Grande Island (February 1997)
OC-141              VK8NSB/P, Groote Eylandt (March/April 1997)
OC-220 (CONFIRMED)  VK5ISL, St Peter Island (March 1997)
SA-022              LU5EWO/D, LU1EYW/D, LU7DP/D Gama Island (February 1997)
SA-045              PQ8MM/P, Bailique Island (February 1997)

(*) 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.


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

AF-076/Prov   5N4   Gulf of  Guinea  group (Nigeria,  operations  from  Bonny
                    Island by  5N4ALE since  September 1996  and 5N4BHF  from
                    February 1997)

AF-078/Prov   6W    Atlantic  Coast  South  group  (Senegal,  operation  from
                    Karabane Island by 6W2/F6BUM in April 1997)

AS-127/Prov   S2    Chittagong Region group (Bangladesh, operation from Hatia
                    Island by S21YS in April 1997)

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.


Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)

Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
E-mail:i1jqj@amsat.org