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            MONTHLY UPDATE OF DATA IN IOTA DIRECTORY - 11th Edition
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                   >>> NEW IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED <<<

AS-167    XZ    Irrawaddy / Yangon / Pegu Region group (Myanmar)
NA-223    HR    Gracias a Dios Departmant group (Honduras)
NA-224    XE1   Veracruz State South group (Mexico)
OC-256    P2    Kilinailau (Tulun) Islands (Papua New Guinea)
OC-257    P2    Nuguria Islands (Papua New Guinea)
OC-258    P2    Papua New Guinea's Coastal Islands North (Papua New Guinea)
OC-259    V63   Nukuoro Atoll (Federated States of Micronesia)
OC-260    V63   Oroluk Atoll (Federated States of Micronesia)
OC-261    VK5   South Australia State West Centre group (Australia)
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          >>> PROVISIONAL IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS AS AT 1 MAY 2003 <<<

AF-093/Pr J5    Guinea-Bissau Coastal Region group (Guinea-Bissau)
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     >>> OPERATIONS WHICH HAVE PROVIDED ACCEPTABLE VALIDATION MATERIAL <<<

AF-064    ZS1RBN    Robben Island (April 2003)
AS-047    JI5RPT/6  Minami Daito Island, Daito Islands (March 2003)
AS-047    JS6QVP    Minami Daito Island, Daito Islands (March 2003)
AS-047    JS6QVQ    Minami Daito Island, Daito Islands (March 2003)
AS-167    XY4KQ     Thebyu Kyun (April 2003)
EU-181    LZ3FN/1   Sveti Ivan Island (March 2003)
EU-181    LZ3SM/1   Sveti Ivan Island (March 2003)
EU-186    TB05GF    Gokceada Island (August 2002)
EU-186    YM05GF    Gokceada Island (August 2002)
NA-071    HP3/F5PAC Boca Brava Island (March 2003)
NA-072    HP1/F5PAC Contadora Island (March 2003)
NA-088    HP4/F5PAC Bocas del Toro Island (March 2003)
NA-170    HP2/F5PAC Porvenir Island (March 2003)
NA-202    HP2/F5PAC Grande Island (February 2003)
NA-203    HP9/F5PAC Iguana Island (March 2003)
NA-223    HQ8V      Vivorillo Cays (March 2003)
NA-224    XF2IH     Enmedio Island (March 2003)
OC-035    YJ0AOW    Efate Island (March 2002)
OC-092    4D2B      Calayan Island, Babuyan Islands (March 2003)
OC-097    5W0PM     Samoa Islands (February 2002)
OC-120    DX0C      Cuyo Island, Cuyo Islands (March 2003)
OC-128    DU1JXP/P  Palawan Island (March 2003)
OC-144    YC4FIJ/P  Utan Island (April 2003)
OC-226    V63DT     Mwokil Atoll, Mwokil and Pingelap Atolls (April 2003)
OC-226    V63ZR     Mwokil Atoll, Mwokil and Pingelap Atolls (April 2003)
OC-231    P29VMS    Nissan Island, Green Islands (February 2003)
OC-242    YE8A      Rajuni Kecil Island, Taka' Bonerate Isls (March 2003)
OC-256    P29VMS    Han Island, Kilinailau (Tulun) Islands (January 2003)
OC-257    P29VMS    Pahuria Island, Nuguria Islands (January/February 2003)
OC-258    P29VMS    Muschu Island (February 2003)
OC-259    V60A      Nukuoro Atoll (March 2003)
OC-259    V60Z      Nukuoro Atoll (March 2003)
OC-260    V60A/P    Oroluk Atoll (April 2003)
OC-260    V60Z/P    Oroluk Atoll (April 2003)
OC-261    VI5WCP    Waldegrave Island (April 2003)

Note:  This   list  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. This means that the  island name  should be printed  on the
card.
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          >>> OPERATIONS FROM WHICH VALIDATION MATERIAL IS AWAITED<<<
          >>>                  AS AT  1 MAY 2003                  <<<

AF-093/Pr J5UCW     Pecixe Island (March 2003)
NA-162    XE2/W7KFI ??????????? (April 2003)
OC-093    DX1ABC    ??????????? (April 2003)
OC-128    DX1ABC    ???????????
SA-060    ZW8P      Cotijuba Island (December 2002)
SA-070    3G5Q      Quiriquina Island (February 2003)
SA-089    YV5ANF/1  Sal Key (April 2003)

Note: Checkpoints are  not authorised to  credit QSL cards  for an  operation
where validation is required.
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                          >>> NEW IOTA CHECKPOINT <<<

After more  than seven  years  of checking  cards  Garry Hammond,  VE3XN  has
relinquished his post as checkpoint for  Canada, Mexico, Central America  and
the Caribbean Islands (Thanks, Garry, for  all your help). We welcome as  his
replacement VE7IG, Reg Beck who is well-known to the IOTA community.  Members
are asked to note the new checkpoint details:
                       VE7IG, Reg Beck
                       Comp 16, Site 3 RR2
                       Williams Lake, BC
                       V2G 2P2, Canada
                       E-mail: rbeck@laketown.net
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Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                                  RSGB IOTA Committee Member
10 May 2003                                                       11 May 2003
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