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



AS-141/Prov  BY5  ZHEJIANG PROVINCE  group  (Chinese  Islands,  letter  "p"),
                  following the operation by BI5D from Dongtou Island.

AF-082/Prov  3C   RIO MUNI PROVINCE group (Equatorial Guinean islands, letter
                  "c"), following the operation by 3C2JJ from Corisco Island.

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

EU-150  CQ2I        Insua Island  (April 1999)
OC-065  H40MS       Pigeon Island, Reef Islands  (January-March 1999)
OC-090  DU1/DL2GAC  Busuanga Island, Calamian Group  (April 1999)
OC-127  H44MS       Rennell Island  (March 1999)
OC-141  VK8NSB/P    Groote Eylandt  (April 1999)
OC-221  YC8VYY/P    Kai Islands  (May 1997) (from information kindly provided
                    by a third party)
SA-015  4M5I        Los Monjes Archipelago  (April 1999)
SA-037  4M5I        La Blanquilla Island  (April 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.
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        >>> OPERATIONS FROM WHICH VALIDATION MATERIAL IS AWAITED <<<

AF-082/Prov 3C2JJ     Corisco Island                   (May 1999)
AS-049      JF6WTY/6  Tokara Archipelago               (May 1999)
AS-049      JI3DST/6  Kuchinoshima, Tokara Archipelago (April/May 1999)
AS-049      JL6UBM/6  Tokara Archipelago               (May 1999)
AS-056      JA4PXE/6  Danjo Archipelago                (March & May 1999)
AS-067      JA4PXE/6  Kusagaki Island                  (April 1999)
AS-122      HL0IHQ/2  Paengnyong group                 (May 1999)
AS-136      BI4CM     Chongming Island                 (February 1999)
AS-141/Prov BI5D      Dongtou Island                   (April/May 1999)
NA-040      KL1SLE    St Lawrence Island               (April 1999)
OC-152      FO0EEN    Tubuai Island                    (December 1998)
OC-165      9M8QQ     Pulau Satang                     (March 1999)

NOTE: "Some operations, previously  listed here, have  been transferred to  a
'Long Term Pending'  category, having failed  to provide validation  material
within a reasonable period of time. If in doubt about an operation, check  to
see whether it has appeared in the monthly list of validated operations since
the last time of listing in this section. If not, it is in the LTP  category.
Checkpoints  are  not  authorised  to credit QSL cards for an operation where
validation is required". (Roger Balister, G3KMA, RSGB IOTA Manager).
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                           <<< CAST YOUR VOTE! >>>

IOTA enthusiasts are invited to cast  their votes to nominate the winners  of
the RSGB IOTA Awards for the Calendar Year 1998.
Each person voting has three votes, one in each of the following categories:
* the Most Courageous IOTA DXpedition of the Year
* the Most Outstanding DXpedition of the Year (Europe, Africa and Asia)
* the Most Outstanding DXpedition of the Year (North America,  South  America
                                              and Oceania)
Full information, including a voting form  by e-mail and  a list of  possible
nominees, is available at
                 http://www.logiciel.co.uk/iota/voting.html
The deadline for voting is midday 1  July 1999.
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Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)



Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
http://www.425dxn.org
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