S DX@WW $425WW325A 425 DX News #325 [1/8] 26 July 1997 No 325 BID: $425WW325A =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ IK1ADH - IK1GPG /---------------------------------------------------------------------------\ ! Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: ! ! ! ! Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: info DX ! ! (e-mail email@example.com - BBS I1JQJ@I1YLM.IPIE.ITA.EU) ! ! Massimo Balsamo, IK1GPG: QSL Managers/QSL Routes ! ! (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - BBS IK1GPG@IW1BIM.IPIE.ITA.EU) ! ! Mirko Caserta, IK0ZSN: 425dxnews Mailing List ! ! (e-mail email@example.com) ! ! Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 WWW Pages ! ! (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) ! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------/ PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES CLEAR FOR CURRENT EMERGENCY (FLOOD) OPERATIONS IN POLAND: >>>> 3.700, 3.705, 3.710, 3.715, 3.720 MHZ <<<< THANK YOU 3D2_fij - The Daily DX reports that Ron Wright, ZL1AMO will be active (also on 160 metres) as 3D2RW from Fiji between 13 and 20 August. QSL via ZL1AMO. 5H - Fabio, I4UFH will be active as 5H1FS from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) from 27 July to 9 Agust. Operations will take place from 10 to 160 metres, SSB and RTTY, with special attention for Japan and US West Coast. Fabio will do his best to become active during the last two hours of the IOTA Contest. QSL to I4UFH either direct or through the bureau. 7O - The DX News Sheet reports that Zoli, HA5PP had his June work assignment cancelled [425DXN 315]. 7Q - Eli Camin, IN3VZE (ex 9J2CE) reported to 425 DX News that he will be active as 7Q7CE (20, 15 and 10 metres SSB) from Malawi between 2 and 25 August. QSL via home call (Eli Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento - TN, Italy). 9A - DL8YTM is active from EU-136 and should participate in the IOTA Contest. 9K - Special event station 9K6POW will be active on 2 and 3 August for Kuwaiti Prisoners Of War still held in Iraq. QSL via 9K2RA (Kuwait Amateur Radio Society, P.O.Box 5240, Safat, 13053 Kuwait). For further information please contact KARS at e-mail address <email@example.com>. 9M2 - Ray, G3NOM/9M2OM will be active as 9M2OM/P from Pangkor Island (AS-072) during the IOTA Contest. He will be using one of the FT-900 IOTA rigs donated by Etienne, HB9DX to the IOTA Committee and now based permanently in Kuala Lumpur. QSL via G0CMM. 9M6 - Bob Schenck, N2OO reports that the permanent call for the Hillview Gardens station after the grand opening celebration is over [425DXN 323] will be 9M6AAC. "I had previously thought it would be 9M6A", Bos states, "but that was not available". The special call for the grand opening will be 9M6HIL (5-24 August). QSL for both the calls via N2OO. Further information on the resort is available at the Hillview Gardens web page (http://www.idis.com/alfons/hill.html). 9M_spr - Don Field, G3XTT announces that a multinational group of DXpeditioners, primarily members of the United Kingdom's Chiltern DX Club and the UK DX Foundation, will operate from Layang Layang Island (aka Swallow Reef) in the Spratlys (AS-051) in February 1998. The team is expected to include G3NUG, G3OZF, G3WGV, G3XTT, G4JVG, G0OPB, K5VT, VK2BEX, G3NOM/9M2OM and 9M6SU. It is planned to keep four stations on the air round the clock, to maximize band openings. All HF bands will be activated, on SSB, CW and RTTY, and the group will also have equipment for 6 meters. The team will use a wide selection of monoband and multiband antennas. The callsign 9M0C has been provisionally allocated. A Web page is available at <http://members.aol.com/spratly98> with up-to-the-minute expedition news. Sponsorship is being sought, and donations can be made to K5VT (USA), VK2BEX (Japan/Oceania) and G3WGV (elsewhere). If you wish to be e-mailed directly with information as it becomes available, send a message to the expedition's publicity officer Don Field G3XTT at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. /EX S DX@WW $425WW325B 425 DX News #325 [2/8] 26 July 1997 No 325 BID: $425WW325B =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** =========================== A4 - A45XL is active from Masirah Island (AS-014). QSL via G4VUO. AP - Sergio (ex VU3CUR) reports to be in Pakistan for business commitments for a couple of years. While awaiting his personal call (QSL will be via IK4ZGY), he now operates from club station AP50WAP. Pakistani amateurs are allowed to use the special prefix AP50 until 30 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pakistan indipendence. CO - Victor, CO8HF and Leo, CO3ZD will participate in the IOTA Contest from Cuba (NA-015). QSL via CT1ESO. CO - Crescencio, CO4BM will participate in the IOTA Contest from La Juventud Island (NA-056). QSL via CT1ESO. CX - Claudio, LU7DW reported to 425 DX News that he will try to be active during the IOTA Contest from Timoteo Dominguez island (NO-REF). He has a landing permit for a 24-hour staying on the island, but if the weather is bad he will operate from Martin Garcia (SA-055) instead (see LU below). CY9 - Lou, VA3RU reports that due to a "change in regulations" the call to be used from St. Paul Island (12-22 September) will be CY9DX and not CY9R [425DXN 323]. Operators will be VA3RU, VA3EU and HA5JI. QSL via VA3RU. DL - The station DL0SOP will be active from Koos Island (DIA O-010) on 27 July. This island does not count for IOTA. DU - Hans, PA3GKI will be travelling around the Philippines between 8 August and 18 October. He will try to be active from as many IOTA groups as possible. He will operate as 4F2DX from 10 to 80 metres, CW and SSB. QSL direct to DDXG (Dutch DX Group, P.O. BOX 232, 7670 AE, Vriezenveen, Netherlands). EA - Sancti Petri Island (EU-143) will be aired as ED7SPI during the IOTA Contest. QSL via EA7PY. EA - The Batea Radio DX Group plans to participate in the IOTA Contest from Salvora Island (EU-077). QSL via EA1MC. EA - EA5AL, EA5WI and EA5BD will be active as EA5FMC/P from Tales (CVC-093) and Sueras (CVC-092) Castles on 3 and 10 August respectively. QSL via EA5AR. EA - Juan, EA1BD and Javier, EA1EB will be /P from Mouro Island (EU-142) from 14 to 17 August. Operations will take place on 10-80 metres, mostly SSB. QSL via bureau to the operators' callsigns; direct cards should be addressed to EA1BD (Box 249, 39080 Santander, Spain). EI - The Mid-Ulster ARC and the Armagh & District ARC will be active (on 20 metres during the day and on 80 in the evening) as EJ/GI3VFW from Tory Island (EU-121) on 23 and 24 August. F - The station TM4B will be active from Brehat Island (EU-074) from 2 to 7 August. QSL via F1MUT either direct or through the bureau. F - Marc, F6HQP is plannin gto be active from some IOTA and DIFM island in Bretagne bewteen 1 and 15 August. F - A group of French operators will be active as TM0ISL from Sainte Marguerite Island (IOTA EU-058) on 23 and 24 August. QSL via F5IIU. FH - The Daily DX reports that Volkmar, DF2SS is not sure to go to Reunion [425DXN 323], due to flight schedules. At all events he will be on Mayotte from 27 July to 13 August. He plans to be very active on 160 metres. FK - Eric, FK8GM will participate in the IOTA Contest from Noumea, New Caledonia (OC-032). FO - The OPDX Bulletin reports that N6VO/FO5VO, N6RT/FO0RT, W6RW/FO0RW, KA7CQQ/FO0CQ and W6KK/FO0KK will be active from Bora Bora (OC-067), French Polynesia in late October. QSL via home calls. They will participate in the CQ WW SSB Contest (Multi-Single) as FO8DX (QSL via W6DA). G - Alan, G3PMR will participate in the IOTA Contest as M7F (EU-005). QSL via home call. G - Rich, G4ZFE will be active as G4ZFE/P from the Isles of Scilly (EU-011) until 29 July. He will participate in the IOTA Contest as M7A. GM - Sid, GM4SID will be active as GM4SID/P from GM0DJI's QTH on Yell Island (EU-012) until 29 July. He will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call. GM - The Ayr Amateur Radio Group will be active (20, 40 and 80 metres) as GS0AYR/P from IOTA group EU-123 starting on 2 August. GU - G3KHZ, G3SJJ, G4DRS and G4JQL will participate in the IOTA Contest as GU7D (10-80 metres, CW and SSB) from the Island of Sark, Guernsey (EU-114). QSL via G3SJJ. /EX S DX@WW $425WW325C 425 DX News #325 [3/8] 26 July 1997 No 325 BID: $425WW325C =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** =========================== I - IZ7ATN, IW0FT and IW0FTB are expected to be IB0/ from the following islands in the Ponziano Archipelago (EU-045) between 24 and 29 July: Ponza (IIA LT-001), Zannone (LT-012), Scoglio Rosso (LT-015), Scoglio Evangelista (LT-019), Faraglioni della Madonna (LT-021), Scoglio Monaco (LT-024). They will participate in the IOTA Contest from Zannone Island as IB0/IZ7ATN. QSL via home calls, either direct or through the bureau. I - IB0ONU's operation [425DXN 323] will take place (20, 40 and 2 metres) from the islands of Palmarola (EU-045, IIA LT-008) on 26 July and of Gavi (EU-045, IIA LT-002) on 27 July. QSL via I0YKN, I - Oreste (IK3VIA), Paolo (IK3QAR) and Luigino (IK3SSJ) will be active during the IOTA Contest as IL3VIA from Lido Island (EU-131, IIA VE-032). QSL via IK3VIA. I - The call used by the Salento DX Team during the IOTA Contest from EU-091 [425DXN 311] will be IJ7/IK7EZP. I - Giuseppe, IK8GCP and others will be active from Scoglio San Martino (IIA NA-014) on either 26-27 July or 2-3 August. I - OE8XJK plans to participate in the IOTA Contest as IL3/OE8XJK from the island of Grado (EU-130, IIA GO-001). QSL via home call. I - Apulia Team member Marcello, IK7HIN and operators from ARI Molfetta will be active from Isolotto dell'Eremita (IIA BA-003) on 2-3 August. QSL via bureau or direct to IK7ZCP (Nico Ciannamea, c/o Mail Boxes, Via Terlizzi 10/A, 70056 Molfetta - BA). I - Salento DX Team operators might be also active from the following IIA islands during the weekend: Chianca D'Abramo (LE-017), Mogghia (LE-015), Gabbiani (LE-014), Penna (LE-022), Occhio Uno (LE-020), Occhio Due (LE-021). I - Salento DX Team operators plan to be active from the following islands between 1 and 3 August: Sant'Andrea (EU-091, IIA LE-001), Uccolette (IIA LE-027), Piccioni (IIA LE-028). I - IK0ZAR, IK0QDB, IK0UFE, IW0EWD and IW0FNX will be IB0/ from some IIA islands near Palmarola. Ponziano Archipelago (EU-045) on 26 and 27 July. QSL via home calls. I - Patrizia (IK3BPN), Alessandro (IZ3ALE) and possibly Vito (I3BQC) will be active from Motta San Lorenzo (IIA VE-055) and Motta dei Cunicci (IIA VE-056) on 26 and 27 July. I - IK0CNA, IK0LZR and IK0XCC will be active as IB0/IK0CNA from Scoglio dei Saraceni (IIA RM-002) on 3 August. QSL via bureau to IK0CNA. I - IK2DUW and IK8PGM will be ID9/ until 31 July from Eolie Islands (EU-017). They will participate in the IOTA Contest. I - Aretusa DX Team members IT9HLR, IT9AXZ, IT9YRE and IT9WDY will be /IJ9 (SSB and CW) from Scoglio Galera (EU-025, IIA SR-013) [425DXN 321] on either 2-3 August or 9-10 August. QSL via home call. I - IK2DUW, IK2OFW, IW8QP and IW8QOT plan to be active from some IIA islands (Calabria region) in the first week of August. I - IJ7/IK7JWY, IJ7/IK7YZE, IJ7/IK7YTQ, IJ7/IK4VWT, and IJ7/IK7ETE will be active from Scoglio del Campo (IIA LE-005) sometimes between 13 and 26 August. QSL via home call or direct to IK7ETE (Bruno Meli, P.O.Box 1, 73058 Tuglie-LE, Italy). I - IK2PZG, IK6JOT and IK6MWK will be IL7/ from a few IIA islands in Foggia (FG) province in mid-August. IS0 - IM0/IS0VBH will be active from Isola dell'Ogliastra (EU-165, IIA NU-001) on 27 July. QSL via IS0VBH either direct (Gioacchino Baffone, Via Donizetti 9, 08040 Lotzorai - NU, Italy). JA - Yuki, JI6KVR will be active from Amakusa Archipelago (AS-012) between 15 and 17 August. QSL via EA5KB (QSL manager for JA stations only is JJ6LXX). JA - Yuki, JI6KVR reports that JH3DYG/1 will be active from Niijima Is (AS-008) on 6 and 7 September. QSL via JH3DYG. J3 - IV3TMV (requested call J38AI), IV3NVN (requested call J38AH) and YL operator IV3ZJR (call still unknown) will be active (on 10-160 metres, special attention to WARC bands) from Grenada from 6 to 22 August. QSL for all via IV3TMV. JD1_og - Toshi, JA1ELY reported to 425 DX News that members of the Mitubishi Electric Tokyo Ham Club will be active (from 40 to 6 metres, SSB and CW) as JM1YGG/JD1 from Ogasawara Archipelago (AS-031) between 14 and 16 August. QSL via bureau to JM1YGG or direct to 7N3GNX (Tatuo Torii, 34-10 Sakuragaoka 3, Tama, 206 Japan). JW - Tom, SP5UAF reports that JW0M (operator Jack) is located at the Polish Academy of Science on JW land. QSL direct to P.O. Box 35, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland. KH2 - The Daily DX reports that Ray, WH6ASW will be active as WH6ASW/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) as WH6ASW/KH2 starting in mid-late August until December. KH3 - Al, KK5ZX will be on Johnston Atoll (OC-023) around 20 August. This is not a DXpedition, but he hopes to be active (mostly on CW) from the local club station during his spare time. /EX S DX@WW $425WW325D 425 DX News #325 [4/8] 26 July 1997 No 325 BID: $425WW325D =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** =========================== KH6 - Dewitt Jones, W4BAA and Bill Jackson, AA7AV reported to 425 DX News that Chuck Brady, N4BQW will be active (10-80 metres, WARC bands included, on SSB, CW and possibly RTT) from Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals (OC-055) from 27 August to 5 September. Chuck "will have the time, power and equipment to work the deserving" and will concentrate on Europe. QSL via WA4FFB (Mark McIntyre, 2903 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC 27215, USA). KH0 - Masa, JH6VLF and Seiji, JH6RTO will be active (also on WARC bands) respectively as KH0/JH6VLF and AH0R from Northern Mariana Is (OC-086) between 12 and 16 September. QSL via home call (please note that JH6RTO's new address is: S. Fukushima, 1182-1 Hase, Atsugi 243, Japan). KL7 - Tom's activity from Kayak Island (NA-157) as KL7/W6IXP [425DXN 324] will include participation in the IOTA Contest. QSL via W6IXP either direct (P.O. Box 370535, Montara, CA 94037, USA) or via the bureau. LU - Claudio, LU7DW reported to 425 DX News that YL operator LW8EXF will be active during the IOTA Contest from Martin Garcia Island (SA-055). If bad weather does not allow Claudio to operate from Timoteo Dominguez Island (see CX above), he too will be active from SA-055. OH - Harry, OH6YF will participate (CW and SSB) in the IOTA Contest as OH0MYF/6 from Raippaluoto Island (EU-101). QSL via OH6YF. OH - Members of the Paksalo contest group OH2HE (Juha, OH1JT/OH7JT; Pasi, OH2IW/OH6UM; Mika, OH2JA and Tumppi OH8KXK) will participate in the IOTA Contest as OH2JA/P from Emsalo Island (EU-097). Contacts will be all confirmed automatically through the bureau. Directs QSLs should be sent to OH2IW/OH6UM (Pasi Luoma-aho, Vallikuja 10 A 8, 02600 Espoo, Finland). OH - Rolf, OH6KXL reported to 425 DX News that a group of Finnish and German amateurs will be active (SSB and CW) as OH8TA from Hailuoto Island (EU-126) between 15 and 17 August. QSL via bureau. OH0 - The OPDX Bulletin reports that SM0AJV, SM0EEH, SM0GNS, SM0HJZ, SM0HPL, SM0IEA and SM0IHR will be OH0/ from Aland Islands (EU-002) from 14 to 17 August. Further information is available at <http://www.mistra.se/oh0/>. OX - Rudy, PA3GQW will be active (on 20 and 6 metres) from Greenland (NA-018) between 26 August and 2 September. PA - Jan, PA2JJB will participate in the IOTA Contest (12 hours, possibly 24) from Texel Island (EU-038). QSL via home call either direct or through the bureau. SM - Ray, DK5RK will be active from Oland Island (EU-037) from 26 July to 1 August. He will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call. SV5 - Laci, HA0HW will be active (mostly on CW) as SV5/HA0HW/p from Rhodes (EU-001) until 5 August. He plans to participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via HA0HW. TF - The OPDX reports that Scott, AE4FY will be stationed for 2 years and a half in Iceland, from where he will be active (SSB, CW and RTTY) as TF/AE4FY in a couple of months. QSL via K4GZ. TK - IK0HWI will be TK/ from 17 to 31 August. He is planning to be active from some Corsican IOTA group. TK - F5UKW will be TK/ from Corsica (EU-014) between 12 and 31 August. He will try to operate from the islands of Cavallo and/or Lavezzi (EU-164). UA1 - RK1B/1 is active from EU-162 and should participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via RV1AC. UA0 - Alex (RW0LBK), John (RW0MM), Vlado (UA0LCZ), Serge (UA0LEC), YL Meela (UA0LHT) and Mike (UA0MF) will be active as UE0LMF from Popova Island (AS-066) until 29 July. Operations will take place on 10-80 metres, CW and SSB. They will participate in the IOTA Contest with the call RZ0LWA. QSL for both calls via UA0MF. V5 - Charlie, W0YG reported to 425 DX News that he plans to be active again on CW only from Namibia as V5/ZS6YG during the months of August and September. He will concentrate on 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres. QSL direct to Charlie Summers, 6746 North Yucca Trail, Parker, CO 80138-6110, USA. VE - To celebrate 100 years of Orthodoxy in Canada and the first ever visit of the church leaders to Canada, CH6RCH will be active from the QTH of VE6JY on 26 and 27 July. Special QSL available direct from VE6BEX (Tom Evans, RR # 1, Andrew, Alberta T0B 0C0, Canada) or regular QSL card via the bureau. /EX Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM 425 DX News Editor E-mail: email@example.com ______________________________________________________________________________ http://www.eurolink.it/cgi-bin/nph-425dxnews firstname.lastname@example.org --> TIP OF THE WEEK: do not send messages as MIME attachments when you can --> simply put the text in the body of the email message. 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