IOTA Notice [March 97]


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

AS-126/Prov   HS   BUTANG GROUP (Thai islands, "f"), operation by HS9AL  from
                   Terutao Island

OC-219        YB8  TUKANGBESI IS (Indonesia, YB8 islands, "u"), operation  by
                   YB8ZY

OC-220/Prov   VK5  SOUTH  AUSTRALIA  STATE   WEST  group  (Australia,   South
                   Australia islands,  "c"),  operation by  VK5ISL  from  St.
                   Peter Island


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

AS-067          JI6KVR/6, Uji Archipelago (November 1996)
AS-125          HS50A, Koh Chang (December 1996)
NA-088          HP2CWB/HP4, Colon Island (February 1997) 
OC-209          YC8TZR, Talaud Island (resident)
OC-219          YB8ZY, Wangiwangi Island (March 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)

AS-126/Prov   HS    Butang Group  (Thailand, operation  from Koh  Terutao  by
                    HS9AL in March 1997)

OC-220/Prov   VK5   South Australia  State West  group (Australia,  operation
                    from St. Peter Island by VK5ISL in March 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
i1jqj@amsat.org