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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 479
BID: $OPDX.479
October 2, 2000
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AD1C, KL7JR/1, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3HC, K4VUD, KM6HB, N4ZC, K6RO, N6DCD, NI6T, AA7KE, W7TVF, WC7N, K8AV, K8YSE, 4L1BR, 4X6UO, BG1HZF, CT1END, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DK9IP, G3SWH, G3VMW, JA1ELY, OH3RM, RU4SS, VE3XAP, VK5FV and ZS5BBO for the following DX information.

Just a reminder that the 3B6RF operation starts next weekend (October 8-24th), and a frequency chart will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

Phil, G3SWH, and his XYL will be here (IOTA AS-003) from November 9-22nd, and Phil has been allocated the callsign 4S7WHG. They will be travelling extensively during their stay, and he hopes to be active on CW only, all bands from 40-10 meters, for a few hours at least on most days, circumstances permitting. This will be a holiday type operation with limited activity, although they will spend the last few days relaxing on the beach at Unawatuna in the south part of the island, where he hopes to be a little more active. Phil will have his IC-706 and R-7000 antenna with him. QSLs will be via G3SWH, either direct or via the RSGB bureau.

Rod, WC7N, the East Timor Pilot Station, reports that all things are going according to plan for next weekend's 4W/K7BV oper- ation (Refer to OPDX.475). There are some problems with flight schedules and weight limitations, but they are being worked on and all should arrive near to schedule. For up-to-date info, check Web page:


Just a reminder to look for Adam, W7MP, to be active as 8Q7AB from now until October 9th. His activity will be mostly on 40 meters CW and 20 meters CW/SSB. QSL via W7MP. (Refer to OPDX.475)

"THE 59(9) DX REPORT" reports that Charlie, N4XT, will be working at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali in the year 2001 between January 12th through March 12th. He hopes to be active from this African nation.

It is official! The Bhutanese Dept. of Communications has given the go-ahead to Charly, K4VUD, to utilize 1000 watts transmit power in Bhutan in December 2000 for the three low bands. Charly states, "It will be cheaper per person if four people go at once... are there three more folks out there who want to be in Bhutan in early December 2000???" E-mail him at: k4vud@hotmail.com

Look for the special amateur radio station during the 10th ARDF World Championships, BT4ARDF. The station will be located in the New Century Hotel. Reportedly, QSL cards are printed.

D44, CAPE VERDE (IOTA DXpedition Update to OPDX.475)
Jose, EA8EE, informs OPDX that he and Maneul/EA8BYG's plans for their November 1-8th operation from the Island of Sao Vicente (IOTA AF-86, new IOTA as of June) near the capital of Mindelo continue. The two will be active from Carlos', D44AC, QTH and use his callsign. Activity will be on all modes and bands. Please refer to OPDX.475. They now announce that their logs will be updated daily, as long as they are able to, on the Web page:


Wayne Mills, N7NG/1, from Membership Services Department reports that the current turn-around for DXCC applications is about 8 weeks. They are working overtime to reduce this figure. The ARRL will be installing a new computer platform. This will allow them to make some improvements in the way the DXCC program works. By the end of the year 2001, they should be able to generate an E-mail receipt automatically for each DXCC application received. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a message that Jim, AD1C, received from Wayne, N7NG/1, on this status as an additional bulletin.

EP, IRAN (New Iranian Stations)
Mac, W3HC, informs OPDX that he received an E-mail from Iran which indicates that there will be 7 stations set up for the "Civilization Talks". Look for the old timers EP2FM, EP2CM and EP2ES, along with 4 new novices to be active with most of the activity from EP3PTT (the club station). They will notify Mac as soon as they have the callsigns of the new stations.

Rodger/N4ZC and Don/K4ZA will be active from both the French and Dutch sides of this island. Rodger informs OPDX that he will fly down to St. Maarten on October 16th. His activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB before the CQWW SSB Contest. He states that he will try to operate around .025 kHz on CW for the non-Extra class guys when he is on 80-10 meters. Rodger will operate as both FS/N4ZC and PJ8/N4ZC before the contest. Don, K4ZA, will fly down on October 21st. He will also operate FS/K4ZA and PJ8/K4ZA before the contest. Each side (of the island) has a C4 beam. Rodger will be PJ8/N4ZC during the contest. QSL vis his home callsign. Don will be FS/K4ZA during the contest. QSL via his home callsign. Rodger states that the FS location is the highest point on the island at 424m, so the blue Caribbean can be seen for 360 deg. They will both fly home the morning after the contest.

EU-012. Look for GS2MP to be active during the CQ WW Phone Contest (October 28/29th). GS2MP will be a separate multiplier for the CQWW scoring. The operators of this Multi-Multi entry will be Chris/GM3WOJ, Stewart/GM4AFF (GM0F), Jim/GM4TXX, and Keith/ GM4YXI. The Shetland Islands have the reference number: IOTA EU-012, IOSA reference SH1, WAB HU27 and locator IP90. This island can be reached by a 14 hour, 220 mile sea crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick. The GS2MP QSL cards will be via their QSL Manager: Edwin Musto ZS5BBO, PO Box 211032, Bluff 4036, South Africa. For a few days before the contest some HF CW only operation may take place, and GM4AFF/P will be active on the 50 and 7 MHz bands. For more information, contact Chris, GM3WOJ, via E-mail at: gm3woj@talk21.com

Or from his Web page at: http://www.gm7v.com

NA-055. John, KL7JR/1, will be on from Mt. Desert Island (USI ME-021S) on October 8th (possibly 7th too) starting around 1400z on 28460 kHz (primary) and 14260 kHz (secondary). QSL CBA only.

Hide, JF1VXB, will be operating from Saipan Island (OC-086) from Octover 5-10th as KH0M. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31 with a KW amp. He hopes to participate in the Oceania DX Conetst. QSL to homecall via JARL bureau or direct to CBA: Hidenobu Nakamura: 23-139 Chojabara, Kasuya, 811-2311 JAPAN

Look for Tsutomu, JA1VND, to be active from Saipan Island (OC-086) as KH0/JA1VND from October 13-16th. Activity will be on CW/SSB on all bands. He hopes to see big pileups from either Europe and/or East Coast of N.A. QSL to JA1VND via JARL bureau or direct to:
Tsutomu HorikoshiI, 656 Yoshii, Yoshii, 370-2132 JAPAN

Look for operators JQ1UKK, JF2SKV, JG3VEI and JH5OXF to be active in the CQWW CW Contest as NH0S in a Multi/Single/High Power Category effort. Outside the contest, between November 23-27th, they will be operating on all bands 160-6 meters SSB/FM/CW/RTTY/PSK31 with a FL7000 and HL1KGX amplifier. Operators (with callsign/QSL info) are: KH2F (QSL via JF2SKV), NH0V (via JG3VEI), KH0/KD6CJF (via JH5OXF) and KH0/JQ1UKK (via JQ1UKK). QSL NH0S via JF2SKV to JARL bureau or direct to: Hisashi Matsushita, 14-1 Ugasemae Iwakura, Toyota, 444-2225 JAPAN Any questions can be direct to Hisashi, JF2SKV, via E-mail: 8877@hm.aitai.ne.jp

A group from the Nagoya area will be active from Guam Island (OC-026) on November 10-15th. They will have two IC-736, IC-706, FT-100 and a 500W Linear Amplifier for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/RTTY. The following antennas will be used:

       160m - Inverted L         40-10m - Cushcraft R-7000 Vertical  
        80m - Inverted L             6m - 5 element Yagi @ 25m up
The operators will be active as: KH2F (QSL via JA2TBS), KR6CZ/KH2 (via JA2VFW), AB8EW/KH2 (via JH2SON), K1HP/KH2 (via JE2EHP), KH2/JH2ABL (via JH2ABL), KH2/JH2KDP (via JH2KDP), KH2/JJ2MST (via JJ2MST), KH2/JL2WNA (via JL2WNA) and KH2/JQ2PTN (via JQ2PTN). If you have any questions or requests, contact Masao, JA2TBS/KH2F via E-mail at: ja2tbs@jarl.com

The latest press release by the Kingman Reef/Palmyra DX Group and Garry Shapiro, NI6T, states preparations continue at an accelerating pace for the Kingman Reef DXpedition in mid- October. Some equipment has arrived in Honolulu with antennas, amplifiers and cables on their way. The motor schooner Machias is being prepared for the journey. Site planning is almost complete. Financial support is coming in from foundations, clubs and individuals (more is still needed). Contributions should be sent to Tom Harrell, N4XP, 2011 New High Shoals Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677. For more updates, check out the Web site at:

OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

KP2, ST. CROIX (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Look for Larry/K6RO and Herb/KG6OK to be active from October 25-31st. They will be active on CW, RTTY and SSB and possibly PSK-31. They will concentration on the WARC bands before and after the CQWW Contest. Larry, K6RO, will participate in CQWW SSB Contest as a SO/AB/HP effort using WP2Z. QSL WP2Z via KU9C. QSL KP2/K6RO and KP2/KG6OK via their home callsign.

A group of OH3 operators will be active from here (IOTA EU-002, OH County 008) until October 7th. Look for operators Mikko, OH0/OH3FM (QSL via OH3FM); Jussi, OH0/OH3YM (via OH3YM); Pertti, OH0LQK (via OH3LQK); Alpo, OH0MFP (via OH3MFP); and Markus, OH0KCB (via OH3RM) to be active on 80-10 meters, mainly on CW and RTTY.

Joeke, PA0VDV, will once again be active from here as PJ2/PA0VDV, October 26th through November 16th. Activity is expected to be CW only. QSL via homecall.

4L0JAZZ was activated by Shale, 4L1BR, in Georgia on RTTY this past week. Shale told OPDX to QSL via his address on "QRZ.COM".

A52JS QSLs. Reports have surfaced that modified A52JS QSL cards are being sent out by Jim, VK9NS, with a note attached. It's actually a A51JS card from Jim's previous operation to Bhutan. It seems that the A52JS cards are missing in transit between EU and VK9NS. Jim sent out this modified card so that many can summit them in time for the DXCC September deadline submission. Notices will be sent out through the proper DX channels when the new A52JS card have arrived. Those who would like to receive a card should resend a SAE and IRC. We are sure that many would like to thank Jim for his thoughtfulness.

QSL QSOs for A61AJ in the RTTY DX Contest last weekend go to W3UR: Bernie McClenny, 3025 Hobbs Road, Glenwood, MD 21738 (no bureau E-mail requests!). Bernie is the QSL Manager for all QSOs with A61AJ (what ever date, mode or band). By the way, the operator was Walter, DJ6QT.

All stations needing a card from BI2J are to send them direct to Mac, W3HC, and not to China. If you send them to China, Mac will have to mail a supply of cards to Alan so he can answer them. This takes more time and creates a greater expense. This mistake was made on the BI3H, BI4C, BI5Z and the BI5P cards. Mac will place an order for the BI2J cards as soon as he receives the photograph and the details from Alan.

QSLs for EZ8CW and EZ3A. Vit, EZ8CW, states that he doesn't have a QSL Manager and QSLs for him (EZ8CW) and the club station EZ3A should be sent direct only to: Vitaly Dotsenko, P.O.Box 73, Ashgabat, 744020, Turkmenistan.

By the time you read this, the YP1W DXpedition will be over. Activity was from Sacalinu Mare Island (IOTA EU-183) in the Black Sea close to the Danube Delta. OPDX was told that this "island is a virgin and a wildlife Romanian territory, part of the Biosphere Reservation "Danube Delta". The DXpedition was organized by the Romanian Radio Amateur Federation (FRR) and by Pit, YO3JW. Operators were YO3JW/Pit, YO3FWC/ Ciprian, YO9FJW/Ionut, YO3FLR/Cristi and possibly others. QSL via YO3JW. For more info about previous trips on the island, check the Web pages:

http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa http://www.qsl.net/yo3jw

Mark, KM6HB, reports that he has received an E-mail from Bill, NC1L, at the DXCC desk stating that his documentation for his ZK1AHB operation to South Cook Island (July 10-18th, 2000) has been accepted by the ARRL for DXCC credit. QSLs have been received from the printer and are being mailed out daily. Bureau requests will be handled as they are received.

Look for a special prefix to be activated to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the end of the British and French capitals of Nova Scotia. The Industry Canada approved the prefix XM1 for VE1's and XL1 for VA1's, and is also available for all Canadian Radio Amateur operators residing within the boundaries of Annapolis County. Their operation was authorized and will be valid from October 27th through November 27, 2000.

The special callsign VC5C has been assigned to Todd Bendtsen, VE5MX, to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada. This callsign is valid between October 27-30th, 2000 only.

The special event callsign VB2R as been authorized to be used by Carleton Styan, VE3BY, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary birth of Mr. E.S. Rogers Sr. inventor and creator of "Rogers Batteryless Radio". This operation is valid from October 21st through November 5th, 2000. The station will be active in the CQ WW SSB Contest (Zone 2).

Look for the special event callsign MB2HFC to be used during the International HF and IOTA Convention, October 13-15th.

During the year 2000 the "Signal Corps of the Australian Army (Royal Australian Signals)" celebrates their 75th anniversary of its formation. To mark the occasion, former and current members of the corps will operate VI5RAS throughout November from various locations within Australia. QSL direct with SASE to VK5FV or via the Bureau.

A station being active as 3W1A on 28495 kHz this past week stating to QSL via N6HK is a SLIM. Steve, N6HK, states, "The guy's a phoney. I'm not the manager for any station."

Gene, TZ6YV, reported hearing a station using the callsign TZ1GH who was advising people to QSL via the Bureau! According to Gene, the call TZ1GH has not been issued, and additionally Mali has no QSL Bureau.

Doc, W9NY, will be active again as V47NS, October 26-30th. He will be in the CQWW SSB Contest as a 10 meter Single Band entry (or possible 20/15 meters single band entry). QSL via W9NY.

Due to freight schedules, the V63DX operation date was shifted a little. Shoji, JA7HMZ, will operate from Pohpei Island from October 27th through November 2nd. He will be Single Operator/All Band/ High Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. He received the callsign V6A for the contest. QSL V6A via JA7AO: Tokro Matsumoto, 3-62 Okachimachi, Yuzawa, 012-0856 JAPAN. Outside the contest, Shoji, V63DX/JA7HMZ, and Koh, V63DQ/JA7KAC, will operate mainly on CW and the WARC bands. QSL via their homecall either the JARL bureau or direct to:
JA7HMZ Shoji Igawa - 17 Shirogane, Yokobori, Ogachi, 019-0204 JAPAN
JA7KAC Kosaku Sasaki - 3800-42, Shimotsuruma, Yamato, 242-0001 JAPAN

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. Bob's, G3ZEM, activity as ZD9ZM has ended. On Saturday, September 23rd, Bob and Karen finally left the island and are headed to Capetown. All the equipment was safely loaded onto the ship, including the slightly bent Titanex vertical. Bob E-mailed the final ZD9ZM log by satellite from the Agulhas today as promised. The final tally is 20,538 QSOs, and the full log has now been uploaded to the ZD9ZM log search page available at:

OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete final press release by Steve, G3VMW, as an additional bulletin.

Bill, W7TVF, will be active again from November 19th through December 10th as ZK2VF. Operations will be on 160-6 meters. Priority will be given to Europe, Africa, and South America on 160 and 80 meters during their grayline. Plenty of time will be spent on all bands for anyone who needs a QSO. A 847 will be used as a beacon on six meters all the time that he is active, so if six opens he will be QRT on HF until six meters closes. The six meter beacon will be on 50.115 MHz. Bill will be operating from the "Beautiful Namukulu Motel" with Alpha power and good antennas. QSL info is the same as last time. QSL direct with a SASE and return postage to: Bill Dawson "W7TVF", P.O. Box 4049, Pahrump, Nevada 89061. Bill states, "No donations are needed. Again, I would like to thank all of you for the extremely courteous operating by almost everyone and that made it a pleasure for me also. The pile ups were big but easy for me to operate because of your help. I will try to create some even bigger pile-ups this time. Thanks and CU from Niue Island in November." Bill's Web site is at:



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Path: barf80!news
From: Garry & Yelena {ni6t@intuitive.com}
Subject: Kingman Reef Update, 25 September
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:06:26 -0700

Preparations continue at an accelerating pace for the Kingman Reef DXpedition in October. The ICOM IC756Pro radios have arrived in Honolulu, as have the diesel generators. The antennas (Force 12 and Cushcraft), amplifiers (Alpha and our own) and cables (Davis RF) are on the way. The motor schooner Machias is being prepared for the journey---she departs 8 days earlier than us. Site planning is almost complete.

Our web site is coming along nicely, under the capable hand of Don, N1DG. Check us out at http://www.qsl.net/krpdxg. And check back daily, as more info is added.

Financial support is coming in from foundations, clubs and individuals. We thank everyone who has helped us so far---don't stop now! Contributions should be sent to Tom Harrell, N4XP, 2011 New High Shoals Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677..

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Batcho, N5JHV as Six Meter Pilot. Our other pilots are Tosi, JA3AAW (JA and Asia), Bill, K6GNX (North America) and Klaus, DL1XX (Europe).

Mike, KH6ND , The Palmyra QSO Machine, returned to Honolulu from Palmyra for a respite. He has almost 22,000 QSO's in the log as KH6ND/KH5! Mike plans to return to Palmyra today--the 25th. QSL's for KH6ND/KH5 go to K4TSJ.

For the Kingman Reef/Palmyra DX Group
Garry Shapiro, NI6T

Frequency Plan For The 3B6RF Operation (October 8-24th)

Band      CW               SSB         RTTY/PSK31
160    1827-1829 Tx        No Op         No Op
       1834-1855 Rx
80   3500.5-3502.5 Tx  3620-3625 Tx      No Op
     3512.0-3540.0 Rx  3630-3650 Rx
75     No Op           3800 Tx           No Op
                       3805-3820 Rx
40   7005-7007 Tx      7060-7065 Tx      No Op
     7012-7024 Rx      7070-7180 Rx
          7025 Tx      (USA)7100 Tx
     7027-7035 Rx (USA)7150-7170 Rx
30   10103-10105.5 Tx    No Op           No Op   
     10107-10125   Rx
20   14023-14025 Tx   14190-14195 Tx   14080 Up 5-10kHz Tx
     14027-14040 Rx   14200-14220 Rx   14085-14095      Rx
17   18072-18074 Tx   18140-18145 Tx     No Op
     18079-18090 Rx   18150-18170 Rx  
15   21023-21025 Tx   21290-21295 Tx           21080 Tx
     21027-21040 Rx   21300-21320 Rx     21085-21095 Rx
12   24893-24895 Tx   24940-24945 Tx      No Op
     24899-24910 Rx   24950-24970 Rx           
10   28023-28025 Tx   28465-28470 Tx           28080 Tx
     28027-28040 Rx   28480-28500 Rx     28085-28100 Rx
     28003-28005 Tx
     28008-28025 Rx
6          50102 Tx         50145 Tx       No Op
     50107-50120 Rx   50150-50170 Rx
                       (watch 28.885)
AO-10     Mode B 
Uplink      435.030 - 435.180 CW/LSB 
Downlink    145.975 - 145.825 CW/USB 

Beacon     145.810 CW 

Our downlink frequency will be 145.900 MHz, +/- QRM. In the case of 
heavy pile-up we will listen 5up and in the case of heavy QRM on our first 
frequency we will use 145.920 MHz. 

Mode KT     Uplink    21.210 - 21.250 CW/USB 
Mode K      Downlink  29.410 - 29.450 CW/USB 
Mode T      Downlink 145.910 - 145.950 CW/USB 
Beacons 29.408 CW and 145.908 CW 

Mode A      Uplink  145.858 - 145.898 CW/USB 
            Downlink 29.354 - 29.394 CW/USB 

Beacons 29.3525 CW and 29.3987 CW

Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 21:46:11 +0900
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
From: "JA1HGY,Nao Mashita" {ja1hgy@jarl.com}
Subject: 9M0F Log Search
Mime-Version: 1.0

9M0F Log Search:


         CW     SSB  RTTY  FM   TOTAL   DXCC
160      84                      84      5
80      113    226              339     24
40    1,548    311            1,859     60
30      527                     527     41
20      523    996  101       1,620     76
17    1,544  1,165            2,709     72
15    1,168    999   93       2,260     60
12      917    455            1,372     52
10      662    675        2   1,339     56
 6      873    933            1,806      8
TOTAL 7,959  5,760  194   2  13,915    108

Best Regards
Nao Mashita, JA1HGY

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From: Steve Wilson G3VMW {g3vmw@lineone.net}
Subject: ZD9ZM Final Update - 26th September
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 23:22:34 +0100

Bob had a final fling on CW, SSB and RTTY as promised, putting another 1,000 QSOs in the log. On Saturday 23rd September, Bob and Karen finally left the island and after two days sailing are making good progress for Capetown. All the equipment was safely loaded on to the ship, including the slightly bent Titanex vertical.=20

Bob emailed the final ZD9ZM log by satellite from the Agulhas today as promised. The final tally is 20,538 QSOs and the full log has now been uploaded to the ZD9ZM log search page available at


QSO breakdown is as follows:

CW 17,156
SSB 2,134
RTTY 1,248
Total 20,538

The Top Ten countries by QSO numbers are as follows:

W 3,838
DL 2,469
JA 2,016
I 1,267
UA 1,054
G 1,037
SP 1,011
OK 915
EA 746
F 627

For the most part, the pile-ups were well behaved and there was some great operating. However, Bob provided an interesting insight into an unfortunate part of the ZD9ZM operation:

"I have seen all manner of operating standards and styles whilst down here, just as you would expect, but one particular station really ****** me off. I can easily forgive the guy who isn't slick and ends up calling on top of the feller I'm working, but this particular chap knew exactly what he was doing. He was a very competent operator, who could figure out with astonishing accuracy where I was listening and would then dive in and call incessantly, despite me already being in QSO. No amount of pleading on my part would persuade him to stand by until I had finished with whoever I was working. He didn't do this just once, but several times on different bands. On more than one occasion, I was forced to abandon my QSO in order to work him instead, he was so insistent. What an ******** and I have deleted him from the log altogether. Who was he? Well, I don't really know as he was using what I think was the club callsign *****. If I can find out who this guy is, then if he worked me with his own call, I will delete those QSOs as well."

A more detailed breakdown of the QSO total by band and continent will be posted when Bob gets back to the UK. Meantime, our thanks everyone for your support, your comments and the very useful feedback on the ZD9ZM operation.


Steve Wilson G3VMW
Bramham, Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Email: g3vmw@lineone.net
Web Page: http://www.dxtech.co.uk

Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
A step in the right direction!
From: "Mills, Wayne N7NG" {wmills@arrl.org}
To: DXCC {dxcc@arrl.org}
Subject: Cards Received!
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 14:23:01 -0400

DXCC applicant,

Please be advised that your DXCC application package was received at ARRL Headquarters last week. The current turn-around for DXCC applications is about 8 weeks. We are working overtime to reduce this figure.

I am aware that your efforts to verify receipt of your valuable QSL cards are often unsuccessful. This is due in part to the way the USPO handles receipts included in large quantities of mail. SASEs sent with your application are not seen by DXCC until the application is actually processed. This is generally too late to be of use to you.

I am pleased to announce that the ARRL will be installing a new computer platform. This will allow us to make some improvements in the way the DXCC program works. By the end of the year 2001, we should be able to generate an e-mail receipt automatically for each DXCC application received. Until that time, I am going to try to respond manually. This requires spending some time looking up e-mail addresses, but I think it is worth the effort, and I hope you do too!

73, Wayne Mills, N7NG/1
Membership Services Department

-- Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert@alum.mit.edu

From: "Neville Cheadle" {g3nug@btinternet.com}
To: "OPDX Bulletin" {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Subject: RSGB IOTA Millennium Programme - IOTA 2000
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 10:50:19 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0

Regularly activated islands counting for premium points in October, November and December 2000 are listed below.

The CDXC web pages (www.cdxc.org.uk) contain the full IOTA 2000 rules, island listings and an FAQ page. 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. The SM6DEC record system can be downloaded and is ideal for making applications.




September has seen much activity in the IOTA 2000 Programme with over 50 premium counters being activated in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Remember there are no charges for the IOTA 2000 awards and QSL cards are not required. Please do not send your applications until January 2001 and note that the certificates will not be serially-numbered. At least 10 stations have already achieved the 900 point level thus qualifying for the Gold Certificate.

Enjoy IOTA 2000.

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG
Chairman - CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), The UK DX Foundation

(CDXC are managing the IOTA 2000 Programme on behalf of the RSGB IOTA Committee)

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