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3 February 2001 No 509 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH /---------------------------------------------------------------------------\ ! Information, reports and suggestions must be sent to: ! ! ! ! Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ: DX information ! ! (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - BBS I1JQJ@IK1MJJ.IPIE.ITA.EU) ! ! Maurizio Bertolino, I1-21171: 425 DX News WWW Pages ! ! (e-mail email@example.com) ! \---------------------------------------------------------------------------/ >>> EMERGENCY IN INDIA <<< Members of National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) Hyderabad have established HF/VHF stations in the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat for providing emergency relief communications. Their main operating frequency is 14.160 Mhz. [TNX VU2JOS] 3D2_con - The February DXpedition to Conway Reef [425DXN 505] will start later than previously announced, that is on 22 February around 8 UTC until 1 March. QSL via YT1AD (Hrane Milosevic, 36206 Vitanovac, Yugoslavia). Other information at http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/3d2. After Conway Reef the operators (YT1AD, YU7AV, YU1NR, YZ7AA, YU1DX, Z32ZM, Z32AU, YS1RR) will be active from Fiji on 2-8 March. [TNX YT1AD and YS1RR] 3D2_con - The Daily DX reports that the Scandinavian DXpedition to Conway Reef, originally scheduled to take place between 5 and 24 April [425DXN 493], has been postponed due to personal commitments of two of the team members. 3Y_bou - Deon, ZR1DQ (see http://www.qsl.net/zr1dq) reports that the team on Bouvet lost their diesel generator after many weeks of troublesome operation. The only operational generator is a petrol Honda with limited fuel supply. Investigation is in progress to convert the Honda engine to run on propane gas. [TNX ZR1DQ] 5U - I2YSB, I2UIY and IK2DIA will operate from Niger between 27 February and 12 March. Callsigns (one for SSB and one for CW/RTTY/PSK31) will be issued upon arrival. They plan to have three stations running and to operate on 10-160 metres + 6 metres CW/SSB. QSL for both callsigns via I2YSB either direct (Silvano Borsa, P.O. Box 45, 27036 Mortara- PV) or through the ARI bureau. The web page for the operation (http://digilander.iol.it/i2ysb/) will be updated with logs and pictures during the DXpedition. [TNX I2UIY] 9V - Mirek, 9V1XE reports he has been granted permission to operate via satellite and plans to be often on Oscar 10 and other satellites (Oscar 40 too, but modes A, B, J, K only at this stage). QSL for satellite QSOs via either 9V1XE or his usual QSL manager, DL4DBR. BQ9 - Paul, BV4FH reports an operation as BQ9P is scheduled to take place from Pratas Island (AS-110) on 6-15 March. [TNX JI6KVR] BV - Yuki, JI6KVR and operators from Taiwan will be active as BV9L from Liuchiu Yu (Taiwan's Coastal Islands, AS-???) on 2-4 March. Plans are to have to stations working on 10, 15 and 20 metres CW and SSB, with a beam and a ground plane. QSL via BV4YB. [TNX BV4FH and JI6KVR] C6 - Look for K3TEJ to operate as C6AKW from Abaco Island (NA-080), Bahamas on 14-21 February. Main activity on 10-160 metres CW, with some SSB on 40. [TNX The Daily DX] CE0_est - A group of operators from Chile and Germany plan to be active (on all bands mostly CW and RTTY) as 3G0Y from Easter Island (SA-001) on 4-19 March. A web site is under construction at http://www.qsl.net/3g0y. QSL via DK7YY. [TNX DL9NEI] CE0_sa - Joe, KO4RR has joined the 12-20 February CE0ZT FXpedition to San Ambrosio [425DXN 507]. Marco, CE6TBN reports that they will participate in the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) as a Multi/Single entry. There will be two QSL managers: N6MZ (Michael A. Mraz, 15526 Se 50th St, Bellevue, WA 98006-3611, USA) will handle cards for the US and CE6TBN (Marco A. Quijada, P.O.Box 1234, Temuco, Chile) for stations outside the US. [TNX CE6TBN]. CT - Cupido, CT1BNW reports he will participate in the WPX RTTY Contest with the special call CQ2CE. QSL direct only to P.O.Box 4143, 4461-901 Senhora da Hora, Portugal. D6 - The following are the announced frequencies for the 8-28 February D68C operation from the Comoro Islands (AF-007): CW SSB RTTY PSK31 CW SSB RTTY PSK31 1822 1842 - - 18072 18145 - - 3502 3795 3570 - 21022 21295 21085 21071 7002 7052 7035 - 24892 24945 - - 10102 - - - 28022 28495 28075 28071 14022 14195 14085 14071 50102 50145 - - At least five other DXpeditions are expected to be active in February, so there is a strong likelihood that, from time to time, D68C will need to change transmitting/receiving frequencies to avoid confusion. The first group of operators fly out on 4 February, arriving D68 on the 6th. They expect to take about two days setting up equipment and antennas, so that when the operation starts they will have all bands up and running. D68C will be active during the WPX RTTY Contest (10-11 February). The QSL managers are G3SWH (Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS19 5HQ, England; bureau card requests welcome by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org) and, for SWLs, BRS 32525 (Bob Treacher, 93 Elibank Rd, Eltham, London SE9 1QJ, England; e-mail: email@example.com). The D68C Web Page (http://www.dxbands.com/comoros) is and will be updated with the latest news, logs etc. [TNX G3XTT] DL - Look for DL5CW/p to be active (CW and SSB) from Ummanz Island (EU-057, O-06 for the German Islands Award) on 10-16 February. QSl via DL5CW. [TNX DL2VFR] DU - Frank, VE7DP [425DXN 507] and operators from DX1CW will be active as follows: * as 4I1P from Marinduque Island (Luzon's Coastal Islands, OC-???) on 9-11 February (operators VE7DP, 4F1FZ, 4F3XX, 4F1CJC and others from the local amateur radio club); * as 4I1P/2 (or maybe a 4H2 special prefix) from Batan Island (OC-093) on 24-25 February (operators VE7DP, 4F1FZ, 4F3XX, 4F1OZ and others). Plans to operate from Polillo Island (OC-091), possibly as 4I1P or 4G1A, have still to be finalized. Activity will take place on 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 metres CW and SSB. QSL via VE7DP or direct only to DX1CW (44 Sta Fe st. Bo Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Philippines). The web site for DX1CW is at http://www.qsl.net/dx1cw [TNX 4F3XX and VE7DP] FG - Look for Ekki, DF4OR to be active as FG/DF4OR from Guadeloupe until 17 February. Operating plans include CW, SSB, SSTV, Pactor, Amtor and RTTY, with an entry in the WPX RTTY Contest (10-11 February). [TNX VK2SG RTTY DX NOTES] JA - Look for JQ1SUO/2, JA2HMD/2, JA2JTN/2 and 7N2JZT/2 to operate (SSB and CW) from Hatsu Island (AS-117) on 10-13 February. QSL via home calls. [TNX JQ1SUO & JA9IFF/1] KP2 - John, W8LBY and Norm, K8NI are active as KP2/W8LBY and KP2/N8NI from St. Croix, Virgin Islands (NA-106) until 15 February. [TNX The Daily DX] LU_ant - The GACW expedition to Vicecomodoro Marambio Base on Seymour Island (AN-013) that was tentatively scheduled for March [425DXN 488] has been "suspended". The icebreaker is under repairs that won't be completed before the Antarctic summer is over, so the group is looking for next season. [TNX WC6DX and Islands On The Web] PJ2 - Larry, K6RO and Charlie, W6KK will operate (on all bands CW and SSB) as PJ2/home call from Curacao (SA-006) from 27 February to 5 March. Larry will participate in the ARRL SSB DX Contest as PJ2R (SOAB HP). QSL PJ2R via K6RO and PJ2/ via home calls. [TNX K6RO] PJ6 - Bert, PA3GIO will operate (on 10-20 metres SSB) as PJ6/PA3GIO/m from Saba (NA-145) from 28 March until 2 April. QSL via PA3GIO either direct (Bert vd Berg, Parklaan 38, NL-3931 KK Woudenberg, The Netherlands) or preferably through the bureau. The web page for this activity is at http://www.pa3gio.nl/ca/PJ6/ [TNX PA3GIO] S2 - Alessio/IZ0CKJ, Simon/IZ7ATN, Raffaele/IZ7BNH and Paolo/IW0FT will operate (calls to be issued upon arrival) from St. Martin's Island (AS-127) on 21-26 February. Contributions can be sent to IZ0CKJ and will be returned if the operation cannot take place. QSL via IZ0CKJ (Alessio Roma, P.O. Box 22, 03023 Ceccano, Italy). [TNX IZ0CKJ] SP - Uwe, DL3BQA reports he will be active (mainly on SSB) as SO0DIG from Karsibor Island (EU-132, SZ003 for the Polish Island Award) on 10-18 February. QSL via DL3BQA. V31 - Bert, PA3GIO will operate (on 10-80 metres SSB) as V31GI from Southwest Caye, Glovers Reef (NA-180), Belize on 11-16 March. QSL via PA3GIO either direct (see PJ above) or preferably through the bureau. The web page for this activity is at http://www.pa3gio.nl/ca/southwest/ [TNX PA3GIO] VK - Bill, VK4FW reports he will arrive on Cumberland Island (OC-160) on 6 February for a possible 4-day stay. He will try to be active daily during his spare time, mainly during his evenings. QSL direct only to VK4FW. YK - The pilot stations for DX Syria 2001 (YK9A) [425DXN 508] are Dick Wolf, N6FF (firstname.lastname@example.org, western half of the US); Bernie McClenny, W3UR (email@example.com, eastern half of the US); Masao Ueki, JH3VNC (firstname.lastname@example.org, Japan). The web site for the operation can be found at http://www.qsl.net/k7ar and will include and updated daily online logs. The QSL manager is K9LA and cards may be sent via the bureau (outside of the US) or direct to Carl Luetzelschwab, 1227 Pion Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845, USA. Cards will be available at the Dayton Hamvention. [TNX W3UR] ZD7 & ZD8 - Barry Amateur Radio Society members Rich/GW4BVJ, Doug/G0WMW and Glyn/GW0ANA will depart on 19 March to operate first for eight days from Ascension Island (AF-003) and then for two weeks from St. Helena (AF-022). They plan to be active on as many bands (160-6 metres with an emphasis on the low bands) and modes (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, MFSK, Heilshriber) as possible. Further information is expected in due course. Contributions can be sent to GW0ANA, who will be also the QSL manager for both the activities. [TNX GW0ANA] PACIFIC TRIP ---> These are the announced stops for Angelo, I6BQI [425DXN 502]: Tonga (A35BQ, from 25 February to 2 March), Niue (ZK2BQI, from 2 to 9 March), Vanuatu (call TBA, in March), Western Samoa (5W1BQ, from 26 March to 5 April). QSL via I6BQI (Angelo Brandolini, C.da Colle di Giogo 36/A, 65010 Moscufo - PE, Italy). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH CLOSED LOGS ---> "One thing that has always bothered me is hearing that a QSL manager is 'closing a log'", Bob Schenck, N2OO says. "I will be happy to preserve any DX or DXpedition log and take on the QSL manager responsibility, no matter how old the log might be. Logs can be in any format, even paper and I will even provide replacement cards if needed as well. If any of you hear of a DX or DXpedition log that is being 'closed', or perhaps that a QSL manager becomes SK, please save the log(s) and drop me a message". Bob's e-mail address is email@example.com CIS AWARD ---> The Radio Amateur's Diploma of the Commonwealth of Independent States is sponsored by the "Funkner DX Family" amateur radio club (RZ3DZZ) and is available to licenced amateurs and SWLs for contacting/hearing 12 stations located in the twelve CIS countries. QSL cards are not required. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org [TNX RN3FX] CQ FROM CIS ---> The first issue of the monthly Radio Amateur's Journal of the Commonwealth of Independent States will be published in July 2001. Editor Yuri V. Funkner (RN3FX) states that the magazine, written in English, will give comprehensive information on all aspects of amateur radio in CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine): awards, activities, QSL routes, URLs and e-mail addresses and much more. For further information please contact email@example.com D68C (PILOTS) ---> The pilot stations for the 8-28 February DXpedition are: Martin, G3ZAY (firstname.lastname@example.org: Chief Pilot + Europe and Africa); Don, N1DG (email@example.com: North and South America); Ray, G3NOM (firstname.lastname@example.org: Asia and Oceania); Dale, AA5XE (email@example.com: 6 metre issues worldwide). The feedback from the expedition team will principally be via the Chief Pilot's web page at http://www.dxbands.com/comoros/zaypilot.shtml D68C (SWLs) ---> In addition to the 15 trophies for working D68C [425DXN 506], there will be 3 trophies for the 3 SWLs who hear D68C on the most bands (1.8 to 50 MHZ) and modes (CW, FM, PSK31, RTTY and SSB). Bob Treacher, BRS 32525 (see address above) will administer the SWL trophies: entries must be received no later than 30th April 2001 and to submit a claim, listeners must provide the usual log details (Date, UTC, Frequency, Mode, RS(T), callsign of the station(s) worked). DXNL ---> Issue 1228 of the "DX Newsletter" (18 December 2000) was the last one edited by Michael, DJ5AV [425DXN 504]. The DARC Committee for DX and HF Contesting has announced that the new editor is Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK (firstname.lastname@example.org). [TNX DL3TD] QSL E4/OE1GZA ---> Gunter reports that cards should be sent direct only to: Gunter Zwinkl, c/o SICT, P.O.Box 1133, Ramallah, Palestine. "Bureau cards to OE1GZA will be stuck in Austria", he says, "and probably not be replied to as long as I'm overseas, and that might be another few years". QSL FY5FY ---> The address given in 425DXN #508 was taken from RAC 2001, but Alain, F6EZV (Didier's brother) states it is wrong. The correct address is: Didier Bironneau, 5 Ave Chopin, F-97310 Kourou, French Guiana. QSL VK0MM ---> As promised Alan has announced the QSL route for his VK0MM activity from Macquarie Island. The QSL manager (direct only) is VK4AAR: Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box 421, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia. All excess proceeds from the QSLing process will be donated to Camp Quality, a charity providing care for children with cancer and other terminal illness. The log has been carefully checked, however if you receive "Not In Log" and are certain that you had a QSO with VK0MM, then you should contact Alan (email@example.com) and he will double check the original log in case of a typo. QSL VIA 9A2DM ---> Direct cards for contacts made last year by 9A5Z, 9A1CZZ/P, 9A2DM/P, 9A3LM/P, 9A5ZM/P, 9A00WCD, 9A900Z and 9A900BP (December 2000) have been processed, Vlado reports. Remaining cards are being sent through the bureau. QSL VIA IZ0CKJ ---> Alessio reports that the cards for EU-186, EU-187, EU-158, EU-045 and AS-099 will be mailed before his trip to Bangladesh (see S2 above) or in early March at the latest. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** *** NEWS FROM THE WEB *** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH D68BT & D68WL: Josep and Nuria went QRT after some 31,000 QSOs. Pictures and logs are available respectively at http://www.qsl.net/ea3bt/Comoros-Pictures_Album.htm http://www.qsl.net/ea3bt/Comoros-Logs_Angles.htm [TNX EA3BT] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- QSL received direct: 3B8/DL6UAA, 3W6DXI, 4S7EA, 4W/K7BV, 4W/N6FF, 4W/OH2BF, 4W6GH, 5I3A (AF-087), 5N0W, 5V7VJ, 5X1GS, 6Y5MM, 7P8AA, 7Q7LZ, 8R1AK/P (SA-068), 9A0A (EU-170), 9A10C (EU-090), 9K2/XE1KK, 9M0F,9M2/JI1ETU (AS-097), A35YL, A41/XE1KK, AB5EB (NA-143), B1A, BV5BG, CE0Y/WA6O, CU6/DJ6SI, D44CF (AF-086), E30TA, EJ/GI3VFW (EU-121), EU1UN, EW1WZ, EX8W, EY8JJ, FM5DN, FO0DEH (OC-057 & OC-238), FO0SHA (OC-046), FR/F6KDF/T, FS/K8HTP, HC8/PA3GIO, HQ0R, HR1RMG, HR3/HR1RMB (NA-160), J28EW, J5X, J73ALN (NA-101), J8/WA2VUY, JD1BCK, KH5/DF6FK, LZ1KMS (EU-181), OG2R, OH0Z, OX3UB, OY4TN, P40P, PY7ZY/7 (SA-046), PZ5JR, S58A, SY2A, T32Z, T88DX, TA2RJ, TJ2RSF, TX0DX, UA2BD, V31RU, V63KP, V7G, V8GTW, VK9CQ, VK9XV, VP8DCD, VU2ELJ, XT2OW, XU7AAV, XU7ABD, XW2A, YC7IPZ (OC-166), YC8RSW/P (OC-236), YC8TXW/P (OC-236), YJ0AYL, YW5LF, Z31JA, ZB2X, ZK1NDK, ZK1WAL (OC-013), ZK2VF, ZM8CW. ***************************************************************************** 425 DX NEWS WWW PAGE ---> http://www.425dxn.org ***************************************************************************** <<< 425 DX NEWS REFLECTOR SUBSCRIPTIONS >>> If you want to SUBSCRIBE, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with either subscribe 425eng (for the English version) OR subscribe 425ita (for the Italian version) in the SUBJECT (leave the body of the message blank) If you want to UNSUBSCRIBE, follow the same procedure and replace subscribe 425eng or subscribe 425ita with unsubscribe 425eng or unsubscribe 425ita respectively ***************************************************************************** Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM 425 DX News Editor E-mail: email@example.com http://www.425dxn.org ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >>> NEW TOOL ON WWW.425DXN.ORG <<< The opening page at http:www.425dxn.org now features an engine that allows you to search anything you want within the site.
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