>>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN JANUARY 1999 <<<

None

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

AF-070   V5/DK6AO  Penguin Island      (August 1998)
OC-184   V85QQ     Muara Besar Island  (November 1998)

(*) 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.

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        >>> OPERATIONS FROM WHICH VALIDATION MATERIAL IS AWAITED <<<

EU-110   9A1CZZ/P  Brioni Is           (November 1998)
AS-044   UA0IAS/0  Shantarskiye Is     (October 1998)
AS-059   UA0IAS/0  Spafar'yeva Island  (August 1998)
AS-069   UA0IAS/0  Iony Island         (September 1998)
AS-137   BI5X      Xiaoyangshan Island (October 1998)
OC-051   FO5QF     Rapa Island         (October 1998)
OC-152   FO0EEN    Tubuai Island       (December 1998)

Checkpoints are not authorised to credit QSL cards for operations from  which
validation material is still awaited.

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                        >>> IOTA CONVENTION 1999 <<<

This year's event is organized by URE (Union Radioaficionados Espanoles), URA
(Union Radioaficionados Alicante) and Tabarca DX Club. It will take place  in
Alicante on 23-25  April and will  include the activation  of Tabarca  Island
(EU-093)  with  the   call  EG5URA.   For  full   information  please   visit
http://www.ure.es/iota99/  or  contact   either  URE   (ure@ure.es)  or   URA
(ea5ura@jet.es)

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Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)


Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM

425 DX News Editor
i1jqj@425dxn.org