IOTA Notice [November 97]


           >>> IOTA REFERENCE NUMBERS ISSUED IN NOVEMBER 1997 <<<

AS-131/Prov   BY7    GUANGDONG PROVINCE WEST  group (Chinese islands,  letter
                     "c")  following  the  operation  by  BD7IA/7,   BD7IX/7,
                     BD7JA/7, BD7YA/7 and BG7NQ/7 from Gui-Shan Island.

AS-132/prov   XV,3W  FAI TSI  LONG  ARCHIPELAGO (Vietnamese  islands,  letter
                     "e") following  the  operation  by  XV8FP  from  Cac  Ba
                     Island.

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

AS-128        XV,3W  MEKONG DELTA WEST  group (Vietnam,  operation from  Quan
                     Phu Quoc Island by 3W4EZD in June/July 1997).

AS-130        XW,3W  CON SON  group (Vietnam,  operation by  3W5MNB,  3W5KDN,
                     3W5KVR and 3W5FS from Con Dao).

AF-032  5H1/DL7VSN   Zanzibar            (September 1997)
EU-040  CQ1I         Berlenga            (August 1997)
SA-057  CX/LU7DW     Timoteo Dominguez   (July 1997)

(*) 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-131/Prov   BY7    GUANGDONG PROVINCE  WEST  group (China,  operation  from
                     Gui-Shan Island  by BD7IA/7,  BD7IX/7, BD7JA/7,  BD7YA/7
                     and BG7NQ/7 in November 1997).

AS-132/prov   XV,3W  FAI TSI LONG ARCHIPELAGO (Vietnam, operation from Cac Ba
                     Island by XV8FP in November 1997).

OC-224/Prov   YB8    TANIMBAR IS (Indonesia, operation from Yamdena Island by
                     YC8SHQ/P in September 1997)

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.

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Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)

Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor

i1jqj@amsat.org