IOTA Notice [February 97]


    >>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED SINCE OCTOBER 1996 (CONFIRMED) <<<

AF-077          ZS1   Cape Province - South Coast group (South Africa)
OC-217          YB3   Kangean Is (Indonesia)
OC-218          FK    Matthew Island (New Caledonia)


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

AF-077          ZS23I, Seal Island (October 1996)
NA-048          C6A/DL1SCQ & C6A/DL2SCQ, North Bimini Island (December 1996/
                January 1997)
OC-050          FO0SUC, Rurutu Island (October 1996)
OC-152          FO0SUC, Tubuai Island (October 1996)
OC-217          YB3SPS/P, Kangean Island (December 1996)
OC-218          FK5M, Matthew Island (December 1996)
SA-017          HK3JJH/5, Gorgona Island (December 1996)

(*) 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, operation by 5N4ALE from
                      Bonny Island as from September 1996).

AS-125/Prov     HS    Gulf  of Thailand North East group (Thailand, operation
                      by HS50A from Koh Chang in December 1996)

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
i1jqj@amsat.org