>>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN JULY 1998 <<<

AS-136/Prov   BY4  SHANGHAI PROVINCE  group  (Chinese  islands,  letter  "n")
                   following the operation by BI4C from Changxing Island.

AS-137/Prov   BY5  ZHOUSHAN  ARCHIPELAGO   (Chinese  islands,   letter   "q")
                   following the operation by BI5Z.

NA-210/Prov   KL   NORTON SOUND COAST  NORTH group  (Alaskan islands,  Second
                   Judicial Division, letter "f") following the operation  by
                   KL7/K6ST from Sledge Island.

OC-226        V63  PINGELAP  and  MWOKIL    (MOKIL)  ATOLLS    (operation  by
                   V63RL/P, June 1998)

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

AS-058  9M2/G3LIV  Langkawi Island  (June 1998)
OC-226  V63RL/P    Mwokil Atoll     (June 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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      >>> PROVISIONAL IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS (YET TO BE CONFIRMED) <<<

AS-135/Prov   BY4  JIANGSU PROVINCE group (operation by BI4Q, June 1998) (*)

AS-136/Prov   BY4  SHANGHAI PROVINCE group (operation by BI4C, July 1998)

AS-137/Prov   BY5  ZHOUSHAN ARCHIPELAGO (operation by BI5Z, July 1998)

NA-210/Prov   KL   NORTON SOUND  COAST NORTH  group (operation  by  KL7/K6ST,
                   July 1998)

SA-086/Prov   CE2  COQUIMBO/ACONCAGUA PROVINCE group (operation by  CE1LDS/2,
                   June 1998)

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.

(*) The Chinese have pointed out that the group of islands which include Ping
Island and Cheniu Island to the  south is administered from Lianyungang  City
in Jiangsu Province and are therefore part of that province and not Shandong.
The IOTA  Committee  has  in  the circumstances  amended  the  entry  in  the
Directory accordingly.

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Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)

i1jqj@amsat.org