for activity during his mornings on 40, 20 and 10 metres CW and 20 metres SSB; suggested frequencies are 7005, 14005 and 14170. [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
W - Dick, K2ZR will be operating as K2ZR/4 from Key West (NA-062) between 15 December and 15 May. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB - YB8HZ, YB8FS, YB8BRI, YB8HGM and YC8AJB will be active (on 80, 40,20 and 15 metres SSB and CW) as YB8ZC from Kodingareng Keke Island (OC-236) on 16-18 December. QSL via YB8HZ. [TNX www.rsgbiota.org]
FT5XO ---> James, 9V1YC reports that the "FT5XO Kerguelen" DVD (54 minutes)
is finished;purchase information can be found at http://www.dxvideos.com/ft5xovideo.htm
NA-178 ---> Rick Hilding, K6VVA has been working on activation of the
Farallon Islands (NA-178) for a year and a half, and now he says there is a possibility of being QRV sometime in January or early February 2006. "A'Cooperative Work Agreement' where significant contribution is made to the FWS operations on South East Farallon Island is the only way NA-178 can be activated", he says. Rick (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the other operators involved in this effort "need serious sponsors to make this happen", and would like to have "an idea of what support may be forthcoming from the IOTA Community".
Updates will be posted on http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na178/index.html; for background information on Rick's effort, please visit www.president.com
PIRATE ---> 7X2PD requesting QSL via F8IXZ is a pirate, save your time and
money on this one. Jean-Marc, F8IXZ can confirm only contacts made with
6W1/F8IXZ, 6W4/F8IXZ, TM0GAY and F8IXZ/D44AC. [TNX F5NQL]
QSL 9J2BO ---> Mike, G3TEV is not in actual possession of 9J2BO's logs. Mike can only confirm cards during his daily skeds with 9J2BO, and due to poor propagation, he is finding it difficult to deal with large quantities of QSL cards sent via the bureau. "Obviously I will endeavour to deal with any cards that I do receive from the bureau", he
says, but for the time being Mike asks stations "to only send cards direct or by e-mail until further notice".
QSL UK8OAH ---> Paolo, IK2QPR reports he is the new QSL manager for UK8OAH
(Uzbekistan), who operates mainly on 80 and 160 metres. QSL to Paolo Fava,
Via Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova - MN, Italy.
QSL VIA UA4WHX ---> Vladimir Bukov, UA4WHX (currently 5H3VMB on Zanzibar
Island, Tanzania) reports that all direct requests received for his past operation in the Pacific have been answered, while bureau requests are being
processed and answered right now. If you think that something may have gone wrong with your direct card, please e-mail Vlad (email@example.com) or his manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). Vlad's Africa operations will be QSLed when the trip is over.
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