>>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN JANUARY 2000 <<<

AS-144   XZ   Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar, Tenasserim Region islands,  letter
              "e"), following the operation by XZ0A.
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  >>> OPERATIONS WHICH HAVE PROVIDED ACCEPTABLE VALIDATION MATERIAL (*) <<<

AS-049  JI3DST/6   Kuchino-shima, Tokara Archipelago (Dec 1999/Jan 2000)
AS-144  XZ0A       Thahtay Kyun, Mergui Archipelago (Jan/Feb 2000)
OC-152  FO0KOJ     Tubuai Island, Austral Islands (October 1999)

(*) 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.
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        >>> OPERATIONS FROM WHICH VALIDATION MATERIAL IS AWAITED <<<

NA-064  AL7RB/P    Attu Island, Near Islands (September 1999)
OC-114  FO0DEH     Raivavae Island, Austral Islands (Sept/Oct 1999)
SA-032  XQ5BIB/8   Wellington Island (January 2000)
SA-050  CE8/R3CA   Riesco Island (January 2000)

Checkpoints are not authorised to credit QSL cards for operations from  which
validation material is still awaited.
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               >>> RSGB HF & IOTA CONVENTION WINDSOR 2000 <<<

Put the date in  your diaries now.  This year's RSGB  HF and IOTA  Convention
will be held over the period 13, 14 and 15 October at Old Windsor, Berkshire.
An interesting programme, with plenty of  IOTA content, is under  preparation
with a  number of  well-known  speakers lined  up.  The IOTA  Committee  will
explain the background to changes and  developments in IOTA as it enters  the
New Millennium.  More on  this  later. The  Convention  Centre is  served  by
excellent road and rail links and,  for those coming by  air, is within  easy
reach of London  Heathrow Airport. Let's  have a really  big IOTA  attendance
this year. IOTA enthusiasts  planning  to come are  encouraged to drop Roger,
G3KMA a note (g3kma@dial.pipex.com) so that we can monitor  likely attendance
and  plan  the  IOTA  programme  accordingly.  Booking  arrangements  will be
announced later.
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              >>> CHANGE OF URL FOR THE RSGB IOTA WEB SITE <<<

Please  note  that  the  RSGB  IOTA   web  site  is  now   to  be  found   on
http://www.rsgbiota.org  .  Both  this  and  the  IOTA  Manager's  web   site
(http://www.eo19.dial.pipex.com/index.htm) are  being developed  as and  when
time can  be  prised  away from  IOTA  Directory  revision  and  accompanying
map-work.
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Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                         RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)
6 February 2000                                              11 February 2000




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                         http://www.425dxn.org/iota
             as well as the 1999 Honour Roll/Annual Listing and
             the latest Most Wanted IOTA Islands Groups listing


Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
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