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

AS-143/Prov  BY7  XISHA  ARCHIPELAGO  (PARACEL  ISLANDS)  (Chinese   islands,
                  letter "o"), following the  operation by BI7Y from Yongxing
                  Island.

OC-230/Prov  VK9  ROWLEY  SHOALS   (Australian  Islands,  Western   Australia
                  Outliers, letter "k"), following the operation by VK9RS.

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

AS-067  JF6WTY/6   Kusagaki Island (August 1999)
AS-067  JQ6UNI/6   Kusagaki Island (August 1999)
AS-067  JQ6XSF/6   Kusagaki Island (August 1999)
AS-117  JE4NKF/JA4 Toyoshima (August 1999)
EU-102  RF1P       Dolgiy Island (not same island as in EU-086)(July 1999)
EU-110  9A2000B    Veli Brijun Island (September 1999)
EU-110  9A7K/P     Brijuni Islands (September 1999)
NA-040  KL1SLE     St Lawrence Island (April 1999)
NA-118  VD7D       Dundas Island (July 1999)
NA-118  VE7TLL/P   Dundas Island (July 1999)
NA-118  VE7QCR/P   Dundas Island (July 1999)
NA-118  CF7KDU/P   Dundas Island (July 1999)
NA-118  VE7EDZ/P   Dundas Island (July 1999)
OC-013  ZK1SCQ     Rarotonga Island (August 1999)
OC-013  ZK1SCR     Rarotonga Island (August 1999)
OC-014  ZK1AAN     Manihiki Atoll (August 1999)
OC-014  ZK1SCQ     Manihiki Atoll (August 1999)
OC-014  ZK1SCR     Manihiki Atoll (August 1999)
OC-083  ZK1SCQ     Aitutaki Atoll (August 1999)
OC-083  ZK1SCR     Aitutaki Atoll (August 1999)
OC-153  P29VHX     Loloata Island (August 1999)
OC-159  ZK1SCQ     Mangaia Island (August 1999)
OC-159  ZK1SCR     Mangaia Island (August 1999)
OC-199  VK6DJP/P   Rosemary Island, Dampier Archipelago (August 1999)
SA-081  5K8T       Morro Island (July 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 <<<

AS-108      OD5RAL   Ramkin Island (September 1999)
AS-143/Prov BI7Y     Yongxing Island, Xisha Archipelago (September 1999)
EU-102      RI1P     Zeleniy Island (August 1999)
NA-064      AL7RB/P  Attu Island, Near Islands (September 1999)
NA-117      TE8CI    Cano Island (August 1999)
OC-114      FO0DEH   Raivavae Island, Austral Islands (Sept/Oct 1999)
OC-212      VK2EO/P  Broughton Island (October 1999)
OC-212      VK2NP/P  Broughton Island (October 1999)
OC-230/Prov VK9RS    Rowley Shoals, Western Australia (September 1999)

Checkpoints are not authorised to credit QSL cards for operations from  which
validation material is still awaited.
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Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                         RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)
1 October 1999                                                 3 October 1999
Email g3kma@dial.pipex.com                              Email i1jqj@amsat.org
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                >>> IOTA MILLENNIUM PROGRAMME "IOTA 2000" <<<

The design work on the IOTA Millennium Programme "IOTA 2000" is complete  and
a press release has been widely circulated. Details of IOTA 2000 can be found
at http://www.425dxn.org/iota/iota2000 and a  listing of island groups can be
downloaded from this  site.  This  programme should  be  great fun  -  no QSL
cards are required.  The purpose of the  RSGB IOTA Millennium Programme (IOTA
2000) is to celebrate the  Millennium, to promote  IOTA activity  and to have
fun  on the HF bands.  The programme will  be administered by the Chiltern DX
Club-The UK DX  Foundation (www.cdxc.org.uk)  on  behalf  of  the  RSGB  IOTA
Committee.  


                     Past IOTA Notices are available at
                         http://www.425dxn.org/iota
               as well as the 1999 Honour Roll/Annual Listing,
             the latest Most Wanted IOTA Islands Groups listing
                         and the rules for IOTA 2000


Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
http://www.425dxn.org
i1jqj@425dxn.org