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

AF-080   E3   RED SEA  COAST  NORTH group  (Eritrean  islands,  letter  "a"),
              following the operation  by E30LA  and E30MA  from Sheikh  Said
              Island.

AF-081   E3   RED SEA  COAST  SOUTH group  (Eritrean  islands,  letter  "c"),
              following the  operation  by E30LA  and  E30MA  from  Gerebsasa
              Island.

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

AF-038   E30LA     Dahlak Kebir Island (January/February 1999)
AF-038   E30MA     Dahlak Kebir Island (January/February 1999)
AF-080   E30LA     Sheikh Said Island  (February 1999)
AF-080   E30MA     Sheikh Said Island  (February 1999)
AF-081   E30LA     Gerebsasa Island    (February 1999)
AF-081   E30MA     Gerebsasa Island    (February 1999)
OC-199   VK6ISL    Malus Island        (February 1999)
SA-021   LU1DK/D   Bermejo Island      (December 1998)
SA-021   LU4DA/D   Bermejo Island      (December 1998)
SA-021   LU5DV/D   Bermejo Island      (December 1998)
SA-021   LU7DP/D   Bermejo Island      (December 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 Islands       (November 1998)
AS-044   UA0IAS/0  Shantarskiye Islands (October 1998)
AS-059   UA0IAS/0  Spafar'yeva Island   (August 1998)
AS-069   UA0IAS/0  Iony Island          (September 1998)
AS-136   BI4CM     Chongming Island     (February 1999)
AS-137   BI5X      Xiaoyangshan Island  (October 1998)
OC-051   FO5QF     Rapa Island          (October 1998)
OC-152   FO0EEN    Tubuai Island        (December 1998)
OC-222   YC8TXW/P  Obi Islands          (January 1999)

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)



Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)



Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM

425 DX News Editor
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