DX News Letter 1187
February 28, 2000

DX-NL 1187 - February 28, 2000
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

English by: Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: dl7voa@darc.de)


FK8 - FRENCH NEW CALEDONIA Last weekend Franck, FK8HC, made some 1500 QSOs running 100 watts into a R7 vertical on Freycinet Island (OC-032). QSL via VK4FW or direct to FK8HC, Franck, Box 7636, Ducos 98801, Noumea, French New Caledonia.

FO - MARQUESAS, FO - FRENCH POLYNESIA Alain, F2HE, is operating as FO0CLA from the Marquesas right now. He may go to the Tuamotu Islands (OC-066) around March 20. QSL via F6CLT.

H44 - SOLOMON ISLANDS Bernhard, DL2GAC, was QRV as H44MS from Florida Island (OC-158) running 100 watts from a solar powered battery into a windom ant. Via Port Moresby/Rabaul he will fly to Papua New Guinea on Mar 1/2 to activate some possible new IOTA islands until Mar 29. After that he will go to India where he is licensed as VU2BMS. QSLs via bureau to DL2GAC.

T32 - EASTERN KIRIBATI Walt, W0CP, and Jim, KK0T, are active as T32B in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on 6-160m between Feb 29 and Mar 6 (including the ARRL SSB Contest). QSL via KK0T.

YB - INDONESIA Bob, W7TSQ, may be on air as YB3ASQ/9 and later as YB3ASQ from Mar 2 until the end of the month. QSL via W7TSQ (with return postage).


9G - GHANA Starting on Mar 2 Bob, PA3DEW, and Vincent, PA3FQX, will operate as 9G1AA during their spare time. QSL via PA3ERA.

6W - SENEGAL Richard, 6W6/K3IPK, is QRV again until Mar 5. QSL via K3IPK.

S7 - SEYCHELLES During his holidays on Mahe Kurt, HB9MX, will sign S79MX mostly in CW on 6-160m (no 80m) from Mar 6 till Apr 1. QSL via buro to HB9MX.

VQ9 - CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO Pres, N6SS, shall be QRV as VQ9SS especially on the lowbands/160m during these days. QSL via N6SS.


CE0 - EASTER ISLAND Dan, XQ3IDY, and Sergio, CE3WDH, will sign 3G0Y on 12/17/30-160m from Mar 4-13.

CE0 - JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND Pat, CE1VLY/CE0Z, is QRV on 10m SSB near 28470 kHz from SA-005 until Mar 2. QSL via CE1VLY.

HC8 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS HC8N stays on air until the ARRL SSB Contest.

HR - HONDURAS After operating as V31HE (see DXNL 1186) Conny, DL1DA/HR2, will be QRV mostly in CW on 10-160m from San Pedro Sula from Mar 1-4. QSL via DL1DA.

J6 - ST. LUCIA Steve, K4WA, announced to work as J68WA or J6/K4WA mostly in CW especially on the WARC and lowbands from Mar 5-12.

J7 - DOMINICA Dave, J79WW (KK4WW), Gaynell, J79WWW (KK4WWW), Don, J79UGF (KE4UGF), Kay, J79EKH (KF4EKH), Peter, J79WD (R1WD), and Koh, J79AV (JA7KAC), will be on the air from two different locations from Mar 3-13.

KP2 - US VIRGIN ISLANDS Fred, K4FMD, and Wicky, W4WWT, are QRV as K4UP/KP2 on all bands from Feb 28 until Mar 5 (incl. ARRL SSB Contest). QSL via K4UP.

FO0 - CLIPPERTON ISLAND The major DXpedition is already on air in SSB/CW signing N9NS/mm with a strong signal. The pilot station for Europe is Alex, PA1AW (pa1aw@qsl.net), and Jay, W2IJ (pcb4u@earthlink.net) for the rest of the world. Announced frequencies in SSB are 50115, 28475, 24945, 21295, 18145, 14195, 7065, 3799 kHz; in CW: 50115, 28025, 24895, 21025, 18075, 14025, 10106, 7005, 3505, 1828.5 kHz and in RTTY: 28080, 21080, 14080 kHz. Internet logs will be accessible after the DXpedition.

PJ7 - ST. MAARTEN, FS - ST. MARTIN PJ9/W1HL, PJ9/W1USN and PJ9/AA1M are QRV from Dutch St. Maarten from Feb 28 till Mar 6. They will try to activate also the French part St. Martin. QSL for W1USN via his CBA, for W1HL and AA1M via the CBA of AA1M.

XF4 - REVILLA GIGEDO Jose, XE1ZJV, Luis, XEYJL, and Enrique, XE1LWY, will sign XF4LWY in CW/SSB on all bands from Socorro Island (NA-030) from Mar 3-8. QSL via XE1LWY.


8Q7 - MALDIVES Luciano, IK5FCK, will be QRV in SSB only signing 8Q7FC on 80-10m from Ganghei Island (AS-013) from Mar 6-12. QSL via IK5FCK.

XV - VIETNAM OK1CW, OK1HWB/3W7TK and OK1TN will be active as 3W5OK from Cat Ba Island (AS-132) from Mar 4-19. Their www homepage can be found at: http://www.okdxf.cz/indexan.htm. QSL via OK DX Foundation, Bradlec 73, CZ-293 06 Kosmonosy, Czech Republic.

XW - LAOS Surprisingly Andy, G4ZVJ, hit the airwaves from XW2A, the station of Hiroo, JA2EZD. QSLs for Andy's QSOs between Feb 23-28 should be sent to G4ZVJ.


C3 - ANDORRA To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Radio Union of Andorra the special prefixes C34, C35, C36 and the special club calls C37URA and C37RC will be activated in March.


ARRL International DX Contest SSB: Mar 4, 0000 UTC till Mar 5, 2400 UTC. Bands: 10-160m. Work: W/VE stations (NOT KH6/KL7). Exchange:RS+output power, W/VE's: state/province.


DATE              CALL           DXNL

Mar 4 -Mar 13     3G0Y           1187 *
Mar 4 -Mar 19     3W5OK          1187 *
Feb 28-End of May 4S7BRG         1186
NOW   -Mar 5      6W6/K3IPK      1187 *
Feb 14-Feb 28     8P6DR          1184
Mar 6 -Mar 12     8Q7FC          1187 *
Mar 2 - ??        9G1AA          1187 *
End Mar/Early Apr 9N7RN          1186
Jan 10-Apr 10     9U5D           1167, 1179

NOW   -Mar        A9  (A22BW)    1185
NOW   -Mar 5      AP2WAP         1186
Mar 1 -Mar 31     C34-C37...     1187 *
Feb 22-Mar 2      CE0Y/G0KBO etc 1186
Feb 19- ??        CE0Y/ON5AX     1185
NOW   -Mar 2      CE1VLY/CE0Z    1187 *
Feb 18-Feb 25     E44DX etc      1185
SOON              EM1KY          1185
Feb 24-Mar 7      ET3 (G4ZVJ)    1181

Feb 26-Mar 11     FG/F5BOY       1186
Feb 26-Aug/2000   FH/TU5AX       1185
NOW   -2001       FK8VHY         1160, 1168
Mar 1 -Mar 8      FO/Clipperton  1161, 1186, 1187 *
NOW   -Mar 20     FO0CLA         1187 *
Feb 23- ??        H44MS          1186, 1187 *
NOW   -Mar 5      HC8N           1187 *

Mar 1 -Mar 4      DL1DA/HR2      1187 *
NOW               J3A ? (K2KQ)   1185
Mar 5 -Mar 12     J68WA          1187 *
Mar 1 -Mar 3      J79AC          1186
Mar 3 -Mar 13     J79WW etc      1187 *
NOW   -Jun/2000   JD1BKR         1169
NOW   -Aug/2000   JW9FJA         1181
Feb 28-Feb 28     K4UP/KP2       1187 *

NOW               P29DX          1182
Feb 19, Mar 12    PJ8/ND5S etc   1185
Feb 28-Mar 6      PJ9/W1HK etc   1187 *
NOW               PY2ZDX         1185
Mar 6 -Apr 1      S79MX          1187 *
Feb 29-Mar 6      T32B           1187 *
Feb 18-Mar 16     TG9/IK2NCJ     1185
NOW   -Mar 11     V73CW etc      1158, 1184, 1186
NOW   -Dec/2000   VK0MM          1170, 1176, 1178-1184
Jan 20-Mar 15     VK4FOC         1181
Jan 20-May        VP6BR          1180, 1183
Nov   -May        VQ9PO          1176, 1186
NOW               VQ9SS          1187 *
Mar 3 -Mar 8      XF4LWY         1187 *
Feb 13-Mar 5      XW2A           1185, 1187 *
Mar 2 -Mar        YB3ASQ ? etc   1187 *
NOW   -Late 2001  YI9OM          1186
Oct 29-May/2000   ZF2NT          1171
Feb 27-Mar 3      ZK1XXC         1186

"NEW": 1187 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   FG5FC        1840  0336Z via F6DZU, bureau
   HC8N         1827  0521Z via AA5BT, bureau
   NP4A         1847  0551Z via W3HNK, also bureau
   YK1AO        1829  0403Z via CBA

   8P9JB        3503  0352Z via AA4NC, bureau
   CE0ZY        3503  0622Z via DK7YY, bureau
   HP1XVH       3796  0535Z via N0JT, bureau
   J3/K4LTA     3505  0438Z via bureau
   JW6WEA       3790  0257Z via LA6WEA, bureau
   TG9/IK2NCJ   3793  0541Z via I2MQP, bureau
   XW2A         3703  2050Z via G4ZVJ, bureau
   YS1RR        3799  0714Z via DJ9ZB, bureau

   A41LZ        7048  0149Z via bureau
   HK0VGJ       7007  0438Z via Box 852, Isla de San Andres, Colombia
   V47KP        7049  0048Z via K2SB, bureau
   V51AS        7013  1949Z via CBA
   ZM7ZB        7075  0622Z via DJ4ZB, bureau

   3W5FM       10104  1437Z via UA0FM, direct only
   8P9JB       10108  0410Z via AA4NC, bureau
   9G5CW       10107  0148Z via DL2RUM, bureau
   9U5D        10103  0436Z via SM0BFJ, direct
   CE0ZY       10103  0737Z via DK7YY, bureau
   HF0POL      10105  0154Z via SP3WVL, also bureau
   J37XC       10116  0233Z via W2BJI, bureau
   TG9EDG      10115  0500Z via Box 24, Guatemala City, Guatemala

   3V8ST       14260  1643Z via DL1BDF, bureau
   CE0Y/ON5AX  14023  0433Z via ON5AX
   FO0CLA      14002  0737Z via F6CTL
   KL1SLE      14038  2055Z via NU4N
   ZK1XXC      14040  0858Z via HB9BMY, North Cook

   H44MS       18160  0940Z via DL2GAC, bureau
   R1ANP       18072  1701Z via NT2X, direct
   VP6BR       18144  0730Z via OH2BH, bureau

   5X4M        21280  0754Z via IN3BXL
   C21RK       21271  1436Z via CBA
   CE0Y/UA6AF  21003  1845Z via G0KBO, bureau
   ET3VSC      21007  1001Z via DARC bureau
   FW5ZL       21240  0825Z see DXNL 1182
   JD1BKR      21285  0708Z via JA bureau
   V47CC       21020  1142Z via WD9JRB

   9G5XO       24891  1330Z via DL7VFR, bureau
   CE0ZY       24893  1923Z via DK7YY, bureau
   H44MY       24960  1228Z via JA0IXW
   V31HE       24896  1629Z via DL1DA, bureau
   VK9XU       24940  0738Z via DF6IC, bureau
   VP5VAC      24945  1142Z via bureau
   XE2MX       24894  1640Z via K6VNX, bureau

   3D2AG       28495  0806Z via CBA
   9Y4VU       28004  1143Z via W3EVW, bureau
   A61AS       28469  1150Z via YO3FRI, bureau
   CE1VLY/CE0Z 28470  1235Z via CE1VLY, bureau
   H44MY       28393  1100Z via JA0IXW
   JW6WEA      28495  0954Z via LA6WEA, bureau
   KH2JU       28523  1001Z via CBA
   KL9A        28480  0950Z via NU4N
   ZF2NT       28430  1308Z via G3SWH, bureau


QSL Routes

The problems with the processing of the DXCC applications shall be managed with additional personnel. An application mailed in May 1999 lead to an award dated Jun 28 with the QSLs returned in August. The award and "bill" were received now. This applies also to the E4 endorsements from October.

The number of German 6m licenses increased from 1000 to 3000. Since these licenses were issued with a lottery some 1000 applications were unsuccessful

QSLs arrived bureau: 3V8BB (I5JHW), 5V8WS (DJ6QT -ten years), TG9AMD, TR0A/p (AF-043 via G3OCA), DF3XZ/Z2, ZP8AE (ZP6AR), UA0FCD (see DXNL 1185, AS-018), ZX0F (PY5AA).

QSLs arrived direct: 3A2MG, 9M6OO (Nov/99-N2OO), EK8YC+EK1700LV (IK2DUW), EL2RF (K1SE), KH2/K4ANA (W2PS).

TNX for information to 425 DXNEWS, 599 DX Report, Antarctic Bulletin/IK1GPG, ARRL DXNews, DF1ZN, DF6EX, DF6PW, DJ3CP, DK2JX, DL1GEH, DL1SBF, DL2BQV,OPDX, DL7MAE, DL7PR, DL9WVM, GOList, HB9AGH, HB9DHK, HB9EAA, HK6DOS, K7HG, OZ1ANE, Les Nouvelles DX, MAYER QSL CARDS, ON6DP, PA1AW, PA3ARM, RTTY DX NOTES, SV1APA, The DAILY DX and others.