OPDX Bulletin 687 November 29, 2004

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 687
BID: $OPDX.687
November 29, 2004
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, KF2HC, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4BAA, KG6DX, W7DRA, K8YSE, K9NW, WD9DZV, CE6TBN, CO8TW, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA1KI, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8BGY, IZ8BRI, JH4RHF, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH2BN and OK1JR/YB0AJR for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX CW Contest participants.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th/November, through Friday, 26th/November there were 230 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH1, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0S, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

Jun/JH4RHF and his DL friends will activate 4U1VIC during the upcoming CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Station 4U1VIC is located in Vienna, Austria. PLEASE NOTE: Although 4U1VIC is a separate multiplier for the CQWW DX CW Contest (also, separate country for CQ DX and WAE awards), it is not a separate entity for DXCC purpose. All QSLs go to the CBA, or via the OE Bureau.

Operator VU3BPZ will be leaving to go to Maitri Base for a second term on December 2nd and promises to be active from India's Antarctic Base (WAP IND-03). He is expected to reach Maitri Base on December 22nd. He is expected to check into the AIRNET on 14150 kHz every day at 1400z, and then he will try working DX on his own.

Look for operators Robert/BV3FG, Bill/BV3BW, Kenichi/JP1RIW, Shigeyuki/JH0KHR and Tatsuhiko/JD1BKQ to be active as BV0J during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi/2TX entry. QSL via BW0IR, by the Bureau or direct.

Marco, CE6TBN, informs OPDX that he is gathering information of past expeditions and operations in Chilean islands, such as San Felix (CE0X), Easter Island (CE0Y), Juan Fernandez (CE0Z) or any other island, from 1980 through now. This is to update his Web site. To help him update it, please check out his Web page at:


Eliazar, CE0ZIS, will be on the air next week from here for about 10 days. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via his "NEW ADDRESS" at: P.O.Box 157, Los Andes, Chile.

Juan Carlos, CO8TW, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL is via IZ8CCW and the log will be available online at:


Eduardo, CO8LY, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA7ADH.

Operators Jose/N4BBA, Tip/N4SIA and two others will be heading down to KG4-land, January 18-25th. Callsigns will be KG4SB (QSL to N4BAA) and KG4AS (QSL to N4SIA). Two other callsigns will follow for the other operators. They will have up to three radios going at a time, and they will be concentrating on CW/RTTY/DIGITAL on all bands 160-6 meters. There are no amplifiers available at the club station as this was being written, so barefoot rigs will have to do the trick for now. The group is looking for a small 6 meter antenna to take down and possibly donate to the club station. If you have a point of contact or info, please E-mail Jose at: n4baa@arrl.net

Ann/W2AZK and Brian/KF2HC will sign homecall/KP2 from the island of St. Croix, USVI, January 7-14th. Look for them on 160-6 meters SSB and CW with a special emphasis on the WARC bands as conditions permit. QSL to their home calls direct or via the bureau.

Members of the Union de Radioaficionados de Gijon (EA1URG) will be active from the Faro de Cabo de Penas Lighthouse (ARLHS SPA-037) on December 18-19th. The callsign will be ED1PFA. The operation will be under the authority of the "Autoridad Portuaria de Gijon". This is one of the most emblematic lighthouses in Spain, situated on the Cape of Penas, Asturias. Today it serves as a differential GPS navigation service station. They plan to show up on HF, VHF and UHF on all modes. Also, there will be PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via EA1URG; by the bureau is OK. More info will soon be available on their Web page at:


Operators Jeff/KU8E, Mike/W9RE, Harold/N4GG and Mark/N5OT will be active from Bonaire between February 15-22nd. The team will be active as PJ4R for the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via N4GG. For activity before and after the contest, the operators will sign PJ4/homecall.

Joca, PS7JN, will operate from here from November 25th to December 10th. The callsign is unknown as this was being typed. It may be PY0S/PS7JN, ZW0S or PY0SA. Jose states that the government will issue the callsign once the DXpedition begins. He intents to operate on all bands and modes in his spare time or during good propagation.

Online logs for HF0QF and HF0POL operated by Voytek, SP5QF, are now available at: http://www.sp7iwa.republika.pl The current logs include QSOs made through September 18th, and they will be updated as soon as Wanda, SP7IWA, receives the new ones. HF0QF/HF0POL operates from the Polish base 'Arctowski' (SP-01 for the Antarctica Award) on King George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010). QSL via SP7IWA. Wanda is also the Antarctica Award checkpoint for Poland.

Tim, WD9DZV, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for Greg, SU9FL. Greg was heard this past week on 20/15/12 meters RTTY.

TOP 5 QSL MANAGER NOMINEES. John, K1XN, of the GOLIST (QSL MANAGER LIST), conducts an annual survey to determine the TOP 5 QSL MANAGERS for the year, based upon nominations from DXers world wide. This is, of course, just an opinion poll and not a scientific poll, so it is just RELATIVE. DXers around the world are asked to submit the callsigns of their TOP 5 QSL Managers for 2004 based solely upon their opinion of how the QSL Manager responded to there QSL requests. John is accepting your nominees for TOP 5 QSL MANAGERS starting December 1st and ending February 1st, 2005. He will keep a running tabulation and then report the results mid-month February 2005. John stated that he had over 2500 responses last year, and maybe we will again surpass this mark this year. Send the nominations to: golist@golist.net John also reminds us that all QSL Managers do a great job and are a major source for those QSL card confirmations we all seek for the various awards sponsored by Ham Radio Clubs and groups World Wide. MANY THANKS TO THE QSL MANAGERS OF THE WORLD for all the work they do.

Another press release was sent out by Jarmo, OH2BN, on November 23rd, which updated the OH team's activities: "The group at Sao Tome and Principe, S9 - OH2BH, OH2PM and OH2TA - has had a slow start on setting up because of a tropical storm, lightning and heavy rain. Also, low bands have been very noisy all along, but things may get better. Today they have managed to hoist StepperIR beams and a 160M antenna. Activity can be expected on additional high bands as well as on 160M tonight. Low band operating will turn to CW only as of Wednesday, and return to SSB only after the CQWW CW Contest. The operation will last another week, until December 3. Sao Tome may well become another DX location for this group as they observe propagation and local conditions. So far they have found everything friendly and workable. They have a large back-up generator, for example, on site. As another gesture from the local telecom administrators, the first 1x1 callsign was released for the upcoming contest: S9A will be activated as of 2359 UTC on Friday. QSL via OH2TA. The group is grateful to the licensing authority, Sr. Fernando J. Pasquete da Costa of CST, Sao Tome as well as to their local manager, Mark Davis of Marlin Beach Hotel of Sao Tome:

The group has decided to put only one station into the CQWW contest for all bands, while the other station will be active on 10 MHz and 18 MHz during the contest period."

Mike, K9NW, informs OPDX that he will be here November 24-30th. He plans to be active in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as VK9NW as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Mike will only use wire antennas. QSL via K9NW.

Bharathi, VU2RBI, and her team will be leaving for Port Blair, South Andaman Island (IOTA AS-001), before December 3rd. Charles, K4VUD, reported this week that the VU4 DXpedition's budget is 20,000 USD. He has bank wire transfers of 2,000 USD (donations received so far) to Bharathi/NIAR. Charles also mentions a few items in his updates on the upcoming operation. He states:

1. HUGE thanks to all who donated money to date. Bharathi and her family will now NOT be in debt for the airplane tickets. We are still working on paying for her hotel stay at 85.00 USD/night in the hotel with the clear over-water shot to E, N, and W on high cliff overlooking the ocean.

2. The plan is to have two locations active, separated by several miles, on the same island. So far, no linears are available.

3. Due to the rapid formation of this DXpedition, no organization has been able to get support together and no manufacturers of equipment (except XM tuners) have been able to get on line.

4. The only pilot possibility is VU2MY at the NIAR (niarvu4@gmail.com). He will know QSL info.

5. Please remember this is a "mighty lite" operation that is establishing that ham radio is "OK" on Andaman, NOT a huge arrival of top opertors with tons of gear, so be nice and patient, please.

Please remember that funds are still needed for this operation. Donations/funds should be directed to: National Institute of Amateur Radio, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082, India. Funds can also be sent to the Charles, K4VUD. Charles states, "Any and all donations that come to me will be completely used to assist this DXpedition via the National Institute of Amateur Radio in India, the umbrella sponsoring agency who, BTW, is allowed to receive foreign funds." K4VUD mail address is: Charles Harpole, 3100 N. Hwy. 426, Geneva, FL 32732 USA.

Joel, KG6DX, informs OPDX that he will be active as WH2A in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Please QSL via KG6DX, CBA or QRZ.com address.

Stan, YB0AJR (OK1JR), will be active as YE0X from Jawa Island (OC-021) during CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/High-Power entry. He will be looking for EU, JA and USA especialy around his sunrise/sunset time (2300z/1100z). QSL via OK1JN (his dad).

Mike, W7DRA, informed the Topband/Contest community that he will be at Victor's house (ZK1CG/ZK1USA) for the CQWW DX CW Contest and possibly the ARRL 160m Contest. He will probably be using his TS930 and antenna farm. Mike states that for the intervening days, he will be at the edgewater or the Kii Kii cottages with his HW16 on the following frequencies: 1808, 1818, 1828, 1841, 3514, 3533, 3541 and 3560 kHz (or possibly other frquencies if he uses his VFO instead of his "ROCKS"). He will be on most nights from the November 25th to December 6th.

       The following stations are expected to be active in the
        CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 27-28th, 2004)
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2004 CQWW CW Contest. For
a more detailed listing in HTML format, please visit the Web page at:
                  http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcd2004.html (by entity)
                  http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqcz2004.html (by zone)

 Contest        DXCC       CQZ    Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                          Route
3D2XA          Fiji        32      M/M         WA4WTG
3V8SF/p        Tunisia     33      SOSB 20M    DJ7IK
3Z2GD          Poland      15      SOSB 40M    SP2JKC
4K7Z           Azerbaijan  21      M/S         UA3FDX
4L8A           Georgia     21      SOSB 20M    OZ1HPS
4M5X           Venezuela   09      SOSB 20M    W4SO
4U1VIC         UN Vienna   15      M/S         4U1VIC CBA
4X6FR          Israel      20      SOSB 20M    4X6OM
4Z4DX          Israel      20      SO LP       4Z4DX
5U5Z           Niger       35      M/M         G3SXW
6W1RW          Senegal     35      SOAB HP     F6BEE
6W7RV          Senegal     35      SOSB
7P8ZZ          Lesotho     38      SO          ZS6WPX
7S2E           Sweden      14      SOSB 160M   SM2DMU
8P5A           Barbados    08      SOAB HP     NN1N
8Q7DV          Maldives    22      M/S         UA9CLB
9G5ZS          Ghana       35      SOAB        ZS6EGB
9K2HN          Kuwait      21      SOSB 40M    9K2HN
9M6NA        East Malaysia 28      SOAB HP     JE1JKL
9N7BCC         Nepal       22      M/?         DK7YY
9Y4ZC    Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOAB HP     DL6FBL
AH2R           Guam        27      M/S         JH7QXJ
AT0B           India       22      SO LP       VK2BNG Direct
B4TB           China       24      SOAB LP     BA4TB
BV0J           Taiwan      24      M/2         BW0IR
C6AKQ          Bahamas     08      SOSB 40M    N4BP
C6AQQ          Bahamas     08                  ND3F
C6ATP          Bahamas     08      SOSB 80M    OK1TD
C6AWS          Bahamas     08      SOAB LP     W6SJ
C91F           Mozambique  37      M/S         AA4NN
CN2R           Morocco     33      SOSB 80M    W7EJ
CN2KM          Morocco     33      SOSB 20M    SM2EKM
CO8TW          Cuba        08      SOSB 20M    IZ8CCW
CP6CW          Bolivia     10      M/S         W0ZR
CT3/KL2A       Madeira     33      SOAB        KL2A CBA
CT7B           Portugal    14      SOAB        CT1ILT
CT8T           Portugal    14      SOAB HP     Auto Bureau
CT9L           Madeira     33      M/?
CW2A           Uruguay     13      SOSB 15M    SM4DHF
CX9AU          Uruguay     13      SOSB 20M
D4B            Cape Verde  35      SOAB HP     K1BV
DK3DM          Germany     14      M/S         DK3DM
E20HHK         Thailand    26      SOAB LP     E21EIC CBA
E21YDP         Thailand    26      SO LP       E21YDP
EA6IB     Balearic Islands 14      M/S         EA6IB CBA
EA8/LY1DF   Canary Islands 33      SO?B        LY1DF
EA8EA       Canary Islands 33      SOSB 20M    OH2MM
EA8EW       Canary Islands 33      SOSB 15M    OH1MA
EA8ZS       Canary Islands 33      SOAB HP     EA8ZS
EI/AB2E        Ireland     14      SOAB HP     AB2E
EI/SP4Z        Ireland     14      SOAB LP     SP4Z
ES6Q           Estonia     15      M/2         ES5RY
EY7AB          Tajikistan  17      SOSB 15M    EY7AB
EY7AF          Tajikistan  17      SOSB 80M    EY7AF
EY8CQ          Tajikistan  17      SOSB 40M    DJ1MM
EY8MM          Tajikistan  17      SOSB 20M    K1BV
G6PZ           England     14      M/S         G6PZ
GJ2A           Jersey      14      M/2         K2WR
GM5A           Scotland    14      M/M         GM4FDM
GU4CHY         Guernsey    14      SOSB 20M    GU4CHY
HC8N           Galapagos   10      M/2         W5UE
HP1/DJ7AA      Panama      07      SOSB        DL6MYL
HS1OVH         Thailand    26      SOAB LP     HS1OVH
HS8KAY         Thailand    26      SOSB 20M    HS8KAY
HS4BPQ/9       Thailand    26      SOSB        E21EIC CBA
HS72B          Thailand    26      M/M         E20NTS
HS0EHF         Thailand    26      SOSB        HS0EHF
HS0GBI         Thailand    26      SOSB 80M    HS0GBI CBA
IG9A         African Italy 33      SOSB 160M   IT9GSF
IH9P         African Italy 33      SOSB 15M    OK1MG
IH9U         African Italy 33      SOSB 160M   AA4NN
IO4T           Italy       15      M/?         IK4XCL Direct
IR3J           Italy       15      M/S         IK3TCH
IR4X           Italy       15      M/S         I4LCK
IU2R           Italy       15      M/S         IK2BCP
J7OJ           Dominica    08      M/?         KU9C
J79A           Dominica    08      SO LP       K7GK
JW5NM          Svalbard    40      M/S         JW5NM
LN8W           Norway      14      M/S         LA9VDA
LR2F           Argentina   13      M/S         LU2FA
LT1F           Argentina   13      M/S         AC7DX
LU2XX          Argentina   13      SO          LU8XQB
LU8XW          Argentina   13      M/S         WD9EWK
LX/G3VQO       Luxembourg  14      SOAB LP     G3VQO
LX7I           Luxembourg  14      M/S         LX2AJ
LY4A           Lithuania   15      M/S         LY2FY
LY7A           Lithuania   15      M/M         LY2ZO
LZ9R           Bulgaria    20      SOSB 40M    LZ3YY
LZ9W           Bulgaria    20      M/M
MJ0ASP         Jersey      14      SOSB 15M    F5SHQ
N2NL/MM        At Sea      07      SOAB LP     N2NL
OD5/DJ5CL      Lebanon     20      M/?         DJ5CL
OE2S           Austria     15      M/S         OE2GEN
OE4A           Austria     15      M/S         OE1EMS
OH1F           Finland     15      SOAB        Bureau
OH2BH          Findland    15      SOSB 80M    OH2BH
OH2U           Finland     15      SOSB 40M    OH2IW
OH6Y           Finland     15      SOAB/a      OH6YF
OH0B         Aland Islands 15      SOSB 40M    OH2BH
OH0I         Aland Islands 15      SOAB HP     OH3BHL
OH0M         Aland Islands 15      SOSB 80M    OH1MM
OH0Z         Aland Islands 15      SOAB HP     OH5DX
OL7R        Czech Republic 15      M/S         OK1XUV
OM7M           Slovakia    15      M/S         OM3PA
OM8A           Slovakia    15      M/S         OM2VL
OZ5E           Denmark     14      M/M         DL1HCM
OZ0XX          Denmark     14      M/2         Bureau
P40L           Aruba       09      M/S         K5WW
P40Q           Aruba       09      SOAB        K0DQ
P40W           Aruba       09      TBD         N2MM
PJ2T  Netherlands Antilles 09      M/2         N9AG
RK0LWW       Russia (Asia) 19      M/S         RK0LWW CBA
RD3A       Russia (Europe) 16      SOSB 80M    RD3A
RL3A       Russia (Europe) 16      M/S         W3HNK
RT4I       Russia (Europe) 16      SOAB HP     RZ4HF
RT9W         Russia (Asia) 17      M/2         Bureau
RU1A       Russia (Europe) 16      M/2         Bureau
RZ9OZO       Russia (Asia) 18      M/S         RZ9OZO
S9A    Sao Tome & Principe 36      M/?         OH2TA
SP0DXC         Poland      15      SOAB HP     SP5UAF
SU8BHI         Egypt       34                  HA3JB Direct
SU9NC          Egypt       34      SOAB LP     OM2SA
TF3CW          Iceland     40      SOAB HP     LX1NO
TO4A           Martinique  08      SOAB        VE3HO
UA9AYA       Russia (Asia) 17      M/S         UA9AB
UK8OM          Uzbekistan  17                  IK2QPR
UU7J           Ukraine     16      M/2
V26G           Antigua     08      TBD         N2ED
V26K           Antigua     08      SOAB LP     AA3B
V31RM          Belize      07      M/2         KN5H
V51/DL5XL      Namibia     38      SOAB HP     DL5XL
VK1AA          Australia   30      SOAB HP     VE3EXY
VK1KI          Australia   30      SOAB        K1KI
VK9AA Cocos-Keeling Island 29      SOAB        DL8YR
VK9NW       Norfolk Island 32      SOAB LP     K9NW
VK9XG     Christmas Island 29      SOSB        W0YG Direct
VO2AAA         Canada      02      M/S         K8DD VE3RDD
VP2MLA         Montserrat  08                  LA9VDA
VP2MZM         Montserrat  08      M/?         K2DM
VP5W        Turks & Caicos 08      M/2         W7TSQ
VP8WWW    Falkland Islands 13      M/?         W5PF
VP9I           Bermuda     09      M/2         KQ1F
VU2WAP         India       22
VY2NT          Canada      05      SOAB HP      W2RQ
WH2A           Guam        27      SOSB 15M     KG6DX
WP2Z        Virgin Islands 08      M/2          KU9C
WP3F           Puerto Rico 08      SOAB         DK8ZB
XU7ADE         Cambodia    26      SOSB LP      E21EIC
XU7ADF         Cambodia    26                   AA4XR
XU7ADI         Cambodia    26      SO LP        SM5GMZ
YE0X           Indonesia   28      SOSB 80M     OK1JN
ZK1DRA  South Cook Islands 32      SOAB LP      W7DRA
ZL6QH          New Zealand 32      M/M          ZL2AOH
ZS4TX         South Africa 38      SOSB 15M     ZS4TX

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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 22:22:17 +0530
From: VU4 Dxpedition {niarvu4@gmail.com}
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Subject: His Excellency, Governor of AP Flag off VU4 Dxpedition Team -2004
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National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad is an apex organization
for promotion of amateur radio in the country.

NIAR is conducting programs to popularize and promote amateur radio
activity in the country particularly among youth to create a valuable
human resource in the field of electronics, communications,
communication, satellite, space and information sciences.

Amateur Radio operators make radio contact using transmitters and
receives and exchange information on places, people, culture, science
and technology etc.,

We are pleased to inform you that sponsored by NIAR, Mrs. Bharathi
Prasad VU2RBI as team leader, a five member team is proceeding to Port
Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands to conduct a Dxpedition (Expedition
in Amateur Radio) w.e.f. 3-31st December 2004.

Special Permission of Govt. of India to Andaman and Nicobar
Islands-2004 Dxpedition team is granted – the copy of the letter
enclosed. This team will reach out to over 5,00,000 families in every
nook and corner of the world.  There are over 30,00,000 lakh in entire
world including 12,000 in India looking to make a contact with the
expedition station.

Similar Dxpedition was conducted to Lakshadweep Islands was conducted
in 1983 and 1989 and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1987. This has
brought tremendous worldwide publicity earlier.

Radio amateurs come from all walks of life like Students,
Professionals, Engineers, Doctors, Consultants, Military officials,
Bureaucrats, Political Leaders, Kings etc., Mr.Dayanidhi Maran,
VU2DMK, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, VU2SON, Late Mr.Rajiv Gandhi, VU2RG are
also HAMs. Realizing potential of HAMs to promotion / developments in
Science & Technology and Tourism and others like Sports, Youth etc.,
it was given first priority by late Mr.Rajiv Gandhi, VU2RG in 1980-83
as Congress Party General Secretary as M.P. It was his direct
involvement NIAR came into existence at Hyderabad.

Amateur Radio activities (Hams) is much more than Disaster
Management/Disaster Mitigation as is generally perceived in India.
Thus, Dxpeditions are also part of promotional and developmental

The main objective of this expedition:

1. To conduct basic evaluation, R & D on radio propagation tests with
   state of the art equipments held by Indian Hams. Thanks to Department
   of Information & Technology, Government of India support received in
   this regard.
2. To prove the capabilities of Indian Hams to reach out to millions
   of people across the globe by establishing direct radio contact with
   as many people as possible. i.e., To promote International understanding.
3. To Promote Tourism to India more particularly to NIAR, Hyderabad and
   popularize our developmental issues.
4. To prove Indian Ham's capabilities in Science and Technology excellence
   by operating several modes of latest state of the art in communication
   equipment in this expedition which is watched by all the world.
5. To encourage many leading International Institutions/Individuals of
   the world appreciate the developments - facilities available at
   Hyderabad for conducting international Hamvestion. The size/capacity
   of over 10,000 delegates are held regularly in 25 developed countries
   USA/ Europe / Japan etc., These are held very frequently in every year.
6. To demonstrate/Exhibit "People's participation in many developed &
   high tech areas - To/attract Professional / Amateur visitors to India"
   on a scale that is never seen before.
7. The publicity generated by this expedition can be seen from several
   journals all over the world. This is besides regular appreciations
   that is going on already in the air.

Since this DX Pedition operations between 03-31st December 2004
provides great opportunity to develop "Public relations to several
countries of the World" at a cost that is negligible to the tangible
benefits acquired for a long time. This is an International event with
International Participation. The Govt. of India, Govt. of AP are
encouraging this event besides sponsorship by Many International
associations /Hams and NIAR.

For favor of publication.

                           Founder & Chairman,

Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2004 Dxpediton
C/o.National Institute of Amateur Radio
Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda,
Hyderabad - 500082
Tel: 91-9848833425
E-Mail: niarvu4@gmail.com
URL: www.niar.org

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