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425 DX News #499

27.11.2000 14:10:33

25 November 2000 No 499 =========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** DX INFORMATION **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH

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4X - Riki, 4X4NJ will participate int The ARRL 160 Meter CW Contest (1-3 December) as 4X3A. QSL via WA4WTG. [TNX WA4WTG] 5R - The DX Newsletter reports that Sigi, DJ4IJ has been active as 5R8GT from Madagascar since 17 November. He will be there for another couple of weeks at least. QSL via DK8ZD. 9M2 - Look for 9M2/JI1ETU to operate from AS-058 (25-26 November), AS-074 (25-29 December) and AS-097 (on 29 December in his afternoon). [TNX JI6KVR] 9M6 - Hide/JH8KYU and Sei/JF1SQC are active as 9M6SMT and 9M6HTT from Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia (OC-088) until 27 November. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as 9M6SMT (M/S). QSL for both 9M6SMT and 9M6HTT via JF1SQC. [TNX JH8KYU] C5 - Peter, G2YT will be active (on all bands 80 to 10 metres SSB and possibly PSK31) as C56/G2YT from The Gambia between 25 December and 5 January. Ron, G3NKO will have a C56 callsign (not yet allocated) during approximately the same dates but only on CW. [TNX G2YT] D4 - Giorgio, I2VXJ is active from the QTH of Angelo, D44BS (AF-005) until 27 November. He will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as D4A (SOAB). QSL D4A via I2MQP. [TNX IV3TAN] D6 - Josep, EA3BT and Nuria, EA3WL will be active as D68BT and D68WL from the Comoros Islands (AF-007) from 13 through 28 January 2001. They will operate with two stations on 10-80 metres (WARC bands included) SSB, RTTY with some CW. QSLs via EA3BT (Josep Gibert, Col-legi 1, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain). Their web page is at [TNX EA3BT] DL - Club station call DL0KWH will be aired on 1-31 December to celebrate the first radio broadcast transmission in Germany which took place on 22 December 1920 from Koenigs Wusterhausen. For further information please visit [TNX DL2VFR] E4 - With deep regret Peter, E4/G3WQU reports that "it has become impossible to continue operating from Beit Jala, near Bethlehem in Palestine. My QTH was in the middle of the gunfights and we have already moved away. I am expecting to be reassigned in my job (UN) in the next couple of months, I hope to another exotic prefix. Many thanks to everyone for the great time, 23683 QSOs on CW (and 3 QSOs on SSB)". EA - Pepe, EA5KB will operate from Isla Baldovi (DIEI V-015, not IOTA) on 2 December and from Isla El Campot (DIEI V-014, not IOTA) on the 3rd. [TNX EA5KB] EN - Special station EN23RW will be activated on 14-16 December from Slavutich, near Chernobyl. Logs will be available at Special QSL via UX2RY either direct (Andre Asriyanz, P.O.Box 14, Slavutich-3, Kiev obl., 07100, Ukraine) or through the buro. [TNX UX2RY] ER - Members of the Amateur Radio Society of Moldova will use the special prefix ER2000 during December to celebrate the end of the millennium. The following are expected to operate on all bands and modes: ER2000A (QSL via ER1DA), ER2000B (QSL via ER1BF), ER2000C (QSL via ER5AA), ER2000D (QSL via ER4DX), ER2000F (QSL via ER1FF), ER2000O (QSL via ER1OO), ER2000U (QSL via ER1AU), ER2000L (QSL via ER1LW), ER2000Z (QSL via ER1ZZ). QSLs either direct or through the bureau. [TNX ER1BF] ES - Jon Fredrik, LA7IL is active as ES/LA7IL from Riga, where he works for the International Red Cross. QSL via bureau to LA7IL. [TNX LA7RW] FO - Alain, F2HE will be active (SSB and CW) again as FO0CLA from early December for eight months at least. He expectes to operate from Rangiroa (OC-066), French Polynesia and possibly from Rurutu (OC-050), Austral Islands as well. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX] J8 - Gray, KQ6MW will operate as J8/KQ6MW from Mustique Island (NA-025) starting on 3 December. He plans to be active mainly during his evenings on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB and PSK31. [TNX The Daily DX] JD1_oga- Eiji, JQ1SUO will operate (on 160-10 metres SSB and CW) as JQ1SUO/JD1 from Hahajima (AS-031), Ogasawara starting on 30 December. [TNX JQ1SUO] JW - Morten, LA9GY will be active as either JW9GY and JW8G (during the ARRL 160 Meter Contest) on 1 and 4 December. More information at [TNX LA9GY] KH6 - Reportedly Jim, N6TJ has changed his plans and will now participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as KH7R from the Hawaiian Islands (not as ZD8Z from Ascension Ilsand, 425DXN 498). [TNX CX6VM] P4 - Rob, W9RB will operate as P40RB from Aruba (SA-036) between 27 November and 3 December, including an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter CW Contest. QSL via W9RB. [TNX The Daily DX] PY0_fdn- Bill, W9VA will operate as PY0ZFO from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 6-13 December, including an entry in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. Look for him on 160-6 metres before and after the contest. QSL via W9VA. [TNX W9VA] R1A_ssh- Oleg, UA1PBA is back to Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) for the current summer season and will operate from R1ANF until mid March 2001. [TNX DL5EBE] UR - Special station EO100UKB will be active on all bands from Kiev region on 7-29 December. QSL via UR7UQ either direct (P.O.Box 99, Kiev-10, 01010, Ukraine) or trough the UARL bureau. [TNX UT2UB] VK - Wally/VK6YS, Dan/VK8AN, Bruce/VK6CX, Nigel/VK6KHD will operate as VK6BSI from Breaksea Island (Western Australia State (South Coast) West Group, OC-???) between 18/19 and 22/23 January. Breaksea Island is a Class "A" reserve and requires a special permit from the Conservation and Land Management people in order to land and stay. QSL direct only to VK4AAR (Alan Roocroft, P.O. Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia). VP2M - Graham, M0AEP will be active as VP2MDD from Montserrat (NA-103) between 6 and 20 December. QSL via home call. [TNX IK6FWJ] W - Eight operators from the Southern California DX Club (namely W6VX, KJ6Y, N6IC, N6FH, W8DX, WB9AWX, K6FG and KG6OK) will be active (on 10-80 metres CW and SSB) from Santa Catalina Island (NA-066) on 9-11 December. QSL via home calls. [TNX W3UR] ZL - Hans, SM3TLG will operate as ZL/SM3TLG from Waiheke Island (OC-201) on 3-9 December. QSL to SM3TLG either direct or through the bureau. [TNX SM3TLG]

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST ---> Other amateurs who have announced their participation in this year's event include: - Eduardo/CX1JK, Daniel/CX3JE and Mariana/CX1JJ as CX50. QSL to P.O. Box 68.164, 50000 Salto, Uruguay. - Dave/G3TBK, Nigel/G3TXF and Ian/G3WVG as J3G (M/S) from Grenada (NA-024). QSL via G3TXF. - Libor, OK2ZO as OL6R (SOAB). QSL via OK2ZR (bureau) or direct to Radioclub OK2KLI, Trnkova 105, 62800 Brno, Czech Republic. - Fred, PY7ZZ as PY0FZ (SOSB, QSL via PY7ZZ or PY4KL) and Andre, PY0FF (SOSB, QSL via W9VA) from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003). [TNX CX1JJ, OK2ZO, The Daily DX] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

=========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** **** GOOD TO KNOW ... **** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH

IOTA ACTIVITY MONTH (DECEMBER) ---> Contacts made with the following IOTA island groups in December will score three points towards the RSGB IOTA Millennium Programme (IOTA 2000): NA-004 NA-064 NA-172 OC-023 OC-067 OC-096 NA-019 NA-070 NA-197 OC-030 OC-077 OC-097 NA-028 NA-074 NA-206 OC-040 OC-080 OC-098 NA-037 NA-087 NA-210 OC-045 OC-081 OC-124 NA-039 NA-121 OC-013 OC-048 OC-082 OC-159 NA-040 NA-150 OC-014 OC-050 OC-083 OC-190 NA-053 NA-152 OC-019 OC-055 OC-085 OC-200 NA-059 NA-158 OC-020 OC-057 OC-089 The CDXC web pages ( contain the full IOTA 2000 rules, island listings, the SM6DEC record system and an FAQ page which is updated regularly. These web pages also contain conversion tables between the new IOTAs arising as a result of the publication of the IOTA Directory 2000 and the old IOTAs that qualify for the IOTA 2000 Programme.

D44CF ---> This was Henryk, SM0JHF, who operated (CW only) from Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) between 2 and 17 November. He has already sent a copy of his licence to the ARRL DXCC Desk. QSL (preferably direct) to SM0JHF. Do not send cards through your bureau, as they will not be delivered: if you want a bureau card, send an e-mail to and Henryk will send the QSLs to the various national bureaux as soon as he gathers a sufficient number of cards.

EP4PTT ---> This one-month old club station [425DXN 493] is located in Shiraz and is currently operated (on 20 metres SSB only) by Hamid, EP3HR and Yar, EP3SP. The call has been pirated by someone who gave RZ6LS as QSL manager [425DXN 498] - please note that the QSL route for EP4PTT is the Iranian bureau at the following address: C/O Directorate of Telecommunications, P.O. Box 11365-931, Tehran, Iran. [TNX EP3HR & W3HC]

FO0WEG & FO0POM ---> SP9FIH and SQ9LR logged more than 15,000 QSOs in 11 days from Tubuai (OC-152, Austral Islands) and some 5,300 QSOs in 4 days from Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands, OC-027). They operated barefoot on 6-80 metres with a tribander, a vertical and a 5-element beam for 50 MHz. QSLs are expected to be mailed out at the end of December. QSL via SP9FIH (P.O. Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland).

NORTH JERSEY DX ASSOCIATION ---> Newly elected officers of the North Jersey DX Association ( for the year 2001 are: Ron Levy, K2CO (President); Stefan Kurylko, N2TN (Vice President); Steve Adell, KF2TI (Secretary), Gene Ingraham, N2BIM (Treasurer). [TNX N2TN]

QSL 9M2/G3PMR ---> Alan, G3PMR expects to have replied to all direct QSL requests for his recent operation from Langkawi Island (AS-058) within the next few days. E-mail requests for bureau cards are welcome at

QSL BI2J ---> Mac, W3HC reports the cards have arrived from the printers and expects to have them done in a month. Requests are processed in the order they are recived.

QSL IR4RCR ---> Gastone, I4GAS reports all of the direct cards for IR4RCR (Rimini Lighthouse, WAIL ER-002) have been mailed out, the rest of the QSOs have been confirmed automatically through the bureu.

QSL JD1BCK ---> Cards should be sent (direct only) to the QSL manager, JM1TUK: Kazuyoshi Nasu, 3-12-11-201, Oda Kawasaki-Ku, Kawasaki 2100846, Japan. Log search is available at [TNX JM1TUK]

QSL UA1PAC/p & UA1PAO/p ---> Alan, UA1PAC reports the cards are finally expected to arrive from the printer within a few days. He hopes to process all the direct requests before Christmas, please be patient and do not send duplicates. Alan and Serge, UA1PAO plan to be active again from Vaygach Island (EU-086) between 20 April and 7 May 2001. [TNX UA1PAC and I5FLN]

QSL UA1QV/1 & UA1QM/1 ---> Yuri, UA1RJ reports he has started processing direct requests for UA1QV/1 and UA1QM/1 (EU-085, September 2000). It was a 20-hour only operation (1806 QSOs), with bad weather and bad propagation, and Mike, UA1QV is planning to return there for 2-4 days. [TNX UA1RJ and UA1QV]

QSL VP6BR ---> Still waiting for your direct VP6BR card? Jukka, OH2BR expects to process all direct requests before Christmas (bureau cards will follow), but if something is wrong with your request, you will find it listed at In that case you can send another request with SAE + postage to OH2BR (P.O Box 37, FI-01361 Vantaa, Finland) or e-mail Jukka ( to know what the problem is. [TNX OH2BR]

QSL ZB2CN ---> The correct QSL route is via DJ9WH (not DJ9MH as mistyped in 425DXN 498). We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers.

QSL ZK1YRE ---> Nando, IT9YRE expects to start mailing out the cards for his recent operation from Mangaia (OC-159) in early December. Direct cards should be sent to Nando Rubino, P.O. Box 30, 96012 Avola - SR, Italy (contributions welcome and to be used for future IOTA activities).

QSL ZM8CW ---> Cards should be sent to ZL3CW, whose CURRENT address is: Jacky Calvo, P.O. Box 593, Pukekohe 1800, New Zealand. Do not use the old POB in Christchurch. [TNX ZL3CW]

QSL ZV7G ---> Cards should be sent to either PT7AA (bureau cards accepted) or PY7MEU. ZV7G was active from Santo Aleixo Island (SA-046) in September 1999. [TNX PT7WA]

RTTY CONTEST ---> The Mexican International RTTY Contest, sponsored by the Federacion Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores, will be held between 18 UTC on 3 February and 24 UTC on the 4th. For full information please contact Jose Levy, XE1J ( [TNX XE1J] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

=========================== *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S *** *** NEWS FROM THE WEB *** =========================== Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH

LOGS: Logs for all of FK8HC/p's operations (DIFO FK-077, FK-078, FK-079, FK-083, FK-062) are available at, as well as pictures from TX8EUT. [TNX FK8HC] LOGS: Logs for the recent ZM8CW operation by Jacky, ZL3CW/F2CW are now available at [TNX N6RT] LOOK425: This useful programme is for searching for a string within your collection of 425DXN bulletins. It is available in English ( and other languages and can be downloaded at -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

QSL received via direct: 1A0KM, 3A/DJ7RJ, 3A/N4TJ, 3A/OH2BH, 3A2K, 3A2MG, 3W2US, 3W3SK, 3W7CW, 4M5I, 4S7YSG, 4U1ITU, 4W/K5NO, 4W6/VK2QF, 4W6MM, 5H1/PA3GIO (AF-063), 5H3/PA3GIO (AF-054), 5H3RK, 5I3A (AF-087), 5R8GN, 5V7VJ, 5X1P, 7Q7CE, 7Q7DX, 8Q7XX, 9J2RA, 9M2TO, 9M6BG, A52FH, A52JS, AY0N/X (SA-087), BA4DW/5 (AS-137), BD4ED/4, BI4L (AS-146), BY1PK, BY4BZB, D44BS/P (AF-086), D68/G3OZF, E29DX (AS-145), E4/G3WQU, E41/OK1DPT, E44/HA1AG, EM5UIA (EU-179, EU-180, EU-182), EM500E, EP2MKO, EZ8CQ, FK8KAB/P (OC-058), FO0MOT (OC-063), FR5FD, GU4YOX, IH9P, J28FH, J69MV, JX7DFA, K2OLG/M (NA-142), K5OVC, KL7/DL1YMK (NA-040), OH1LU/P (EU-173), OH8/IK3GES/P (EU-184), OY4LY, OZ/IK3GES/P (EU-172), P29VMS (OC-231), PS0S, S09A, S21YJ, SU9ZZ, T2DX, T99W, TA2DS, TI2CCC, TR0A/p, UZ4E, V73CW, V85AA, V85OO, VK9NM, VP6BR, VQ9VK, VR2BG, VU2EPR, W0FLS, W4DKS/3 (NA-140), W5BOS/C6A (NA-219), XE2NJ, XU7ABF, XW2A, YC7IPZ (OC-166), YC8VIP/7, YC8XNE (OC-076), YC9ID (OC-150), YI9OM, YJ0AXC, YS1/OH2BAD, ZD9ZM, ZK1AXU, ZK1NCI, ZK2XO, ZK2ZL, ZV1IR (SA-079), ZW1MB (SA-079).

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