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13 December 2002 No 658
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The 425 DX News monthly edition (November issue), edited by Maurizio Bertolino (I1-21171/IZ1CRR) is now available for either reading and downloading at http://www.425dxn.org/monthly/
4W - Michal, OM2AQ will be active as 4W2AQ from Timor Leste until 18 December. Look for him around 9 UTC on 28480 kHz and bear in mind that he has no experience with DX operating. [TNX OM3JW] 9L - Massimo, 9L1MS reports that, weather and local conditions permitting, he will operate from Banana Island (AF-037) on 13-14 December. He will use 100 watts, a battery and a windom antenna. A5 - Dane, S57CQ (former YI/S57CQ and YI9T) expects to go on a 3-week mission to Bhutan between 18 and 22 December. He plans to spend as much of his spare time as possible on the amateur radio bands as A52CQ. QSL via S57DX (Slavko Celarc, Ob Igriscu 8, 1360 Vrhnika, Slovenia). [TNX S57DX] CE - Marco, CE6TBN (http://www.mdxc.org/ce6tbn/tour2004/) expects to be active (on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 40 metres SSB) as CE6TBN/8 from Riesco Island (SA-091, DICE ICE-804) on 12-15 January and from Wellington Island (SA-032, DICE ICE-802) on 17-20 January. QSL via N1IBM. DL - Look for Jo, DL1AB/p to be active (on 40 and 80 metres SSB) from Baltrum Island (EU-047, N-06 for the German Islands Award) from 25 December to 2 January. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DL2VFR] FR/E - The station signing TO4E on 40 metres CW from 21.15 UTC to 23.53 UTC on 28 November was a pirate. Through 10 December TO4E had logged 21851 QSOs (3264/10m, 2239/12m, 6584/15m, 3203/17m, 2847/20m, 1825/30m, 1412/40m, 351/80m and 126/160m; 50% CW, 39% SSB, 11% RTTY), plus 4108 QSOs made by TO4WW during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. The operators will continue to pay special attention to the low bands (especially to 160m with a dedicated station) SSB and CW and will try to keep at least one station up and running until the end of the operation. Latest information will be available at http://europa2003.free.fr/ [TNX La Gazette du DX] HA - Tibor, HG4I will be using special "Happy New Year 2004" callsign HG04HNY until 12 January. Activity will be on all bands and modes, and he will try to take part in various HF contests as well. Contacts will count as a separate multiplier for the HA-HNY Activity Contest (rules at http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/). QSL direct only to HG4I (Tibor Szabo, Budai u. 6., H-2465 Rackeresztur, Hungary). HI - Hiro, JA6WFM will be working in the Dominican Republic for the next year and has been authorized to operate as JA6WFM/HI8. QSL route TBA. [TNX JI6KVR] I - Starting on 15 December IZ8CCW, IZ8EPX, IZ8ESZ, IZ8FWN and possibly others will be active from a few Calabria region islands. Further information will be available at http://www.mdxc.org [TNX IZ8CCW] PA - A group of operators from the Belgian Radio Club Leuven will be regularly active from Bruinisse on Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146) until 29 November 2004. Look for PA/ON6UM, PA/ON4LO, PA/ON4LN, PA/ON4BAG on SSB, with some CW and digital modes as well. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX ON6UM] TA - Martin, PA4WM (http://www.qsl.net/pa4wm) will be in Turkey for six months, on a four week rotation schedule. He operates SSB, CW and RTTY as TA1/PA4WM with 100 watts into a g5rv. Despite the high level of QRM from a nearby industrial plant on the low bands, he plans to to upgrade his antennas with a vertical and receiving antenna for 160 and 80 soon. QSL via home call. [TNX PA4WM] VK - David/VK4GL and Peter/VK4APG might operate as VK4GL/P from Cato Reef (OC-265, activated a few days ago by VK4WWI/P) on 14-17 December. Theirs will be a low profile operation on 20 metres SSB, and fishing may take precedence. QSL via VK4APG. [TNX VK4APG]
* Filippo, IK0AIH is currently active as IA0PS from the Italian Antarctic
Station "Baia Terra Nova" at Terra Nova Bay, Victoria Land. He will be there until 28 February 2004 and usually can be found on 14185 kHz. On 2 January he will take a side trip to Concordia Station at Dome C (East Antarctic Plateau), but for the time being he does not expect to have any amateur radio equipment with him. [TNX IK0AIH] * VK0DX is currently active from the Australian Station "Davis" (Ingrid
Christensen Coast, Antarctica).
* Alan, 9V1DX (of VK0LD/VK0MM Macquarie Island 1999/2000 fame) will be
active from a temporary base camp in the Ellsworth Mountains, while supporting a team of scientists and mountainteers climbing Mount Vinson (5140 metres a.s.l., the highest elevation in Antarctica). He will be from around 15 December to around 10 January. He will use VP8PJ (his old callsign) exclusively on PSK-31 and 9V0A (special call) on CW and SSB. QSL route TBA. For more details, please visit http://www.sarts.org.sg and http://www.geocities.com/vk0ld/2003.html [TNX 9V1DX] * Mike, GM0HCQ will be operating again as VP8CMH/MM from onboard the British
Antarctic Survey ship "RRS James Clark Ross" and, all being well, from South Georgia (VP8SGK) and possibly from Signy Island (South Orkneys) as well. Full information will be available at http://www.gm0hcq.com before he departs on 20 January 2004 and a regular update should be available whilst he is away. [TNX GM0HCQ]
PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane, YT1AD (3D2AD) and Boban, YZ1AU (3D2YU) were active from the Fiji Islands for a few days before going and operate as T30M and T30Z from West Kiribati. Reportedly, they expect to be back to 3D2 for the ARRL 10 Meter Contest this weekend. Neither RTTY nor 160 metres will be used during this trip. QSL via home calls. [TNX VE3EXY]
PACIFIC TOUR ---> Sara, HA9SD and Eli, HA9RE will be active from Tuvalu (OC-015) on 1-18 January (callsign TBA) and from Tonga (OC-049) as A35RE from 20 January to 4 February. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 metres with two stations. QSL direct only via HA8IB ("against 2 new IRCs or 2 US$"). [TNX HA8IB]
ARRL 10-Meter Contest (13-14 December) ---> The following stations have announced their participation in this year's event:
* Shota, 4L6AM as Single Operator SSB. QSL via www.qrz.com * Siso, HK3SGP (9H3GP) and other five operators from Malta as 9H9H. * FY5FY as FY5KE (Single Operator SSB HP). * Alan, VK8AV as VI8NT (CW only). QSL via VK6NE. * K6LA as VY2TT (Single Operator HP Mixed) from Prince Edward Island. QSL via
* WP4DX, NP4CQ, KP4SQ, NP4BV and others as WP4DX (M/S) from Puerto Rico. QSL
* Geoff, ZC4CW as ZC4T (Single Operator High Power, Mixed Mode) from the UK
SBA on Cyprus. QSL via G3AB.
* Brazilian Scout Association Baependi (PY3UEB) as ZX3S. QSL via qrz.com
CAROLINA DX ASSOCIATION ---> At its Annual Meeting/Christmas Party on 6 December, the Carolina DX Association (http://www.cdxa.org/) elected the following officers for 2004: Ted Goldthorpe/W4VHF (President), Tom Wright/N4HN (Vice President), Jim Miller/K4SQR (Secretary/Treasurer), John Scott/K8YC (Editor), Joe Simpkins/K4MD (Cluster Manager), Paul Sturpe/W3GQ (Associate Cluster Manager), Wayne Setzer/WB4BXW (Webmaster). [TNX K8YC]
IR7LH ---> The latest activities were from the lighthouses at Punta San Cataldo (WAIL PU-007, ARLHS ITA-142) on 1, 15 & 21 November, and at Torre Sant'Andrea (WAIL PU-006 and ARLHS ITA-170) on 6 December. QSL via IK7JWX.
PIRATE ---> Alex Skouridin, RW3AZ reports that he has been pirated on 15 metres. He is currently active on VHF/UHF only. A listing of pirate stations is maintained by Alberto, IT9MRM at http://www.mondoradiomania.tk
QSL MANAGER OFFERED ---> Anatoly Kopa, US7IID is willing to offer his services as a QSL Manager for someone in need. Please contact him at email@example.com or P.O.Box 14, Kramatorsk, 84322, Ukraine.
QSL ZC4CW ---> Please note that this callsign has been reissued recently [425DXN 641] and the QSL route is via G3AB. Its former holder (G4JFI) is receiving direct cards for recent QSOs; he operated in the 1980s from Dhekelia and can only answer cards for that time.
QSL VIA RW3RN ---> Alex, RW3RN (http://www.tmb.ru/~i011f/service.html) is the new QSL manager for the July 2000 R3ARC/1 and R1NWS operations from EU-147. He has already received logs and QSL cards (direct and bureau) from the former QSL manager (UA3BZ).
QSL VIA SP6GVU ---> Andy, SP6GVU is the QSL manager for DU1/SQ9BOP and CE0Y/SQ9BOP (not for CE0Y/SP9EVP and CE0Y/SP9PT!). Cards can be sent either direct (Andrzej Kaleta, P.O. Box 498, 50-950 Wroclaw 2, Poland) or through the bureau. [TNX SP6GVU]
QSL VIA VA7DX ---> Neil VA7DX reports that the direct cards received for his 7P8NK and 3DA0WC operations are all up to date and have been sent by return mail. All remaining cards will be sent out via the bureau in January.
QSL VIA VK9NS ---> Jim, VK9NS reports that some 70% of his incoming QSL mail has insufficient postage for the rest of the world outside Asia and Oceania. Whereas one valid IRC will still cover air mail postage, one US dollar has been no longer enough for return postage for most of this year. Jim has tried to keep mail moving by either paying the extra out of his own pocket and clearing many cards by bulk mailing to Larry, AH8LG. However, this "catch-22 situation has to stop". In future Jim "will clear all cards with insufficient postage, no SAE and so on via the bureau system. For example my son Bruce will be here in February and I will clear everything 'on hand' to the RSGB Outgoing QSL bureau, he will take them back to the UK. Similarly I will hand carry any further cards to the RSGB system when I return on vacation to the UK later in the year. That will take care of things for the next six months". As for the endless multi Band/Mode and Multi log QSL routines, Jim is not suggesting that he needs a separate card for each QSO, but "there has to be just a moment of thought and consideration".
CQ LOG: Oleg N. Silkin, RA3DCT has just released the new version of his
shareware logging software, "CQ Log". He is also the author of "CQ Callbook". For further information please visit http://www.cqlog.com/ or e-mail Oleg at firstname.lastname@example.org LOGS: Online logs for 3G2D (SA-086) are now available at http://www.mdxc.org/logsearch1.asp [TNX CE6TBN] LOGS: Online logs for JY8YB, JY9QJ and JY8B are available at http://www.qsl.net/dl5mby V8AQZ: The web page for Flo, V8AQZ is at http://www.mdxc.org/v8aqz/ [TNX IZ8CGS] _____________________________________________________________________________
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH =================================================================== CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER CALL MANAGER =================================================================== 3D2AD YT1AD CW4A EA5KB PJ5NA K1NA 3D2ME 7N1RTO CX1JJ EA5KB PJ7/N7DD W7RJ 3D2YU YZ1AU CX9AU KA5TUF PJ7D W7RJ 4A1AC XE1BEF D2PFN KK5DO PT2ZAW OK1FWQ 4D71/N0NM W4DR D44TD CT1EKF PT5A VE3HO 4J4K 4K9C D4B K1BV RS0F W3HNK 4L1UN TA9I D88DX DS3FGV S9SS N4JR 4L8A OZ1HPS DA0BCC DJ9MH SU9BN EA7FTR 4S7RO/6Y5 G0IAS DL0OV DJ2VO SU9NC OM2SA 4W2AQ OM2AQ DS0DX HL1XP SX8E SV1EQU 4X6FR 4X6OM E20HHK E21EIC T30M YT1AD 5R8GT DK8ZD EA8/OH4NL OH2BYS T30Z YZ1AU 5T5AFF JA1AFF ED3JSN EA3GFP T32WW N0KV 5T5CPS JA1CPS ED4EA EA4FAS TA3/DK3KD DL5JQ 5T5GDR JR1GDR ED8LGP EA8RCP TG0AA TG9AXF 5T5RQ JA6RQ EM0U UT3UZ TI5/OK1DTP OK1TD 5T5TY JA1TY EN1U UX1UA TI5N W3HNK 5U5Z G3SXW EY8MM K1BV TI7/N1KO W1ZS 5U7B I2YSB FO/AC4LN UA4WHX TK9A S51TA 5U7LF KY7M FO/AC4LN/M UA4WHX TM0TLT F6JOB 5U7MF KC7V FS/N7DD W7RJ TM5CW F5SJB 5U7VT K5VT FS5UQ W7RJ (e) TM6X F5VHY 5U7WP G4BWP GJ2A GJ3DVC TM7W F8BBL 5VZBB W2FUI GM5A GM0RLZ TM9TLT F6KUC 5X1X K3JT GZ7V M0CMK TO4E F5OGL 6K0HG DS2CYI HC8N W5UE TO4WW F5OGL 6Y0A WA4WTG HF2MSM SP2PI TO6M F6AUS 6Y6X KN5H HJ0KPG EA5KB TS7N DL9USA 6Y8A WA4WTG HL0KSJ DS4CNB TT8FC EA4AHK 6Y9A WA4WTG HP3XBH W4WX TT8XZ N5XZ 7S2E SM2DMU HS0/VK3DXI DL4DBR TY4JM ON4JM 7X2ARA DF4SA (a) HS4BPQ/9 E21EIC UU8AA G3SWH 8P5A NN1N HV0A IK0FVC UV7M US5MTJ 8P9AP K2WE HZ1AB K8PYD UY2VM DL6MHG 8Q7KO HB9KOF II1H I1HJT V26DX KU9C 8R1P LA4P IO4T IK4XCL V26K AA3B 9A5PC NF4A IR4T IK4IEE V31LZ LZ3RZ 9A5PN N4PN IR7LH IK7JWX V47KP K2SB 9G5ZZ DL1CW IR9T IT9GSF V47UY KJ4UY 9H3CL DJ5CL IU1A IK1SPR V73MJ JF1NZW 9H3RR DJ5CL J20DA DJ6SI V8AQZ IZ8CCW 9H3VE DL2DVE J38AA WA1S VK2IAY/4 G0UIH 9H3WW DJ5CL J41KID SV1CEI VK4WWI/9 PA3EXX 9H3YA DJ5CL J43J DJ5JH VK6AA DL8YR 9L1DX EA4CEN J88DR G3TBK VK9CJ JA1KJW 9M0SEA E21EIC J8DX W8QID VK9CV JA1KJW 9M4JB E21EIC JW2PC LA2PC VP5X OH3RB 9N7WE SP9FIH JW7VK LA7VK VP9I KQ1F 9Y4/DJ7ZG DL7AFS JY8B DL5MBY WP2Z KU9C 9Y4/DL7AFS DL7AFS JY8YB DL5MBY WP4DX WP4F 9Y4ZC DL1HCM (b) K9C AB9DU XT2MF KC7V A61AR UA6MF KP2/N4EXA DJ2MX XT2VT K5VT AH2R JH7QXJ KP3Z WC4E XU7ACB N2FF AM25CE EA7URM LN8W LA9VDA XU7ACZ OM3TZZ AM4BA EA4URE LU2XX LU1XS XU7ADA OM3DA AP2ARS JA1PBV (c) LU3DFJ EA5KB XU7ADB OM3TA AP2AUM 9A4NA (d) LU5FF EA7JX XV2NA JE7IDA AY8XW WD9EWK LU8XW WD9EWK XV2PO N5PO B4RF BA4RF LX/G3VQO G3VQO YA0J JG1OWV B4TB BA4TB LX7I LX2AJ YA1BV JA1PBV BW3/JD1BKQ JR3PZW LY7A LY2ZO YB0ECT K5ZE C4M RW3RN LY7Z LY2CY YI9XXX W0XXX CM8WAL EA5KB LY9Y LY2CY YT9X YU1ZZ CN2R W7EJ N2TA NP3D (f) Z31GX DJ0LZ CN8YZ EA7FTR NP4Z WC4E ZA1UT OH2BH CO8LY EA7ADH OH0Z OH5DX ZC4CW G3AB CO8TW IZ8CCW P40E W3HNK ZC4T G3AB CO8ZZ DK1WI P40R NK4U ZD8Z VE3HO CQ0T CT1ILT P40TA WM6A ZF1A W5ASP CT3/OL8R OK1FCJ PJ2/W9AEB WF9V ZF2AH W6VNR CT9L DJ6QT PJ2/WG9J WF9V ZF2TM N3ME CU2F SM4DHF PJ2/WW9WW WF9V ZS6FJM CT1ABE CV0OEA EA5KB PJ2T N9AG ZW0S PS7JN (a) 24-30 november 2003 (d) CQ WW DX CW 2003 (b) CQ WW DX CW 2003 (e) CQ WW DX CW 2003 (c) CQ WW DX CW 2003 (f) CQ WW DX CW 2003 _____________________________________________________________________________
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH 3B9FR Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Citronelle, Rodriguez Island, Republic of Mauritius, Indian Ocean
University, P.O. Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia BA4TB D.S. Yu, 40-501 Xicheng-sancun, Wuxi 214041, China DF4SA Cornelius Paul, Adelberger Weg 3, D-73104 Breech, Germany DS2CYI Kwon Dae-Geun, P.O. Box 67, Suwon, Gyeonggi 440-600, Korea F5OGL Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7, 53320 Loiron, France IT9MRM Alberto Mattei, Via Enrico Millo 20, 96011 Augusta - SR, Italy JI1ETU Masaru Funakubo, 2-10-11 Tsujidou-Motomachi, Fujiwara, Kanagawa,
MD0BXX David Walton, Kissonerga Sea View C003, No3, Yianni, Irodotou Street,
8574 Kissonerga, Cyprus
PA3EXX Johan Willemsen, Belmolendijk 12, 1693 DJ Wervershoof, The
PS7JN Joaquim das Virgens Neto, Rua Carlos Serrano 1969, 59076-740 Natal
RW3RN Alex Kuznetsov, P.O. Box 57, Tambov-23, 392023 Russia T93Y Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, Sarajevo BA-71000, Bosnia and
TA2IJ P.O. Box 82, Kiziltoprak 81031, Istanbul, Turkey TG9AXF Edgar Morales, P.O. Box 57, Mixco 01957, Guatemala
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