DX News Letter 1188
March 6, 2000

DX-NL 1188 - March 6, 2000
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

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


C2 - NAURU Jack, VK2GJH, and Nev, VK2QF, intend to operate as C21JH and C21/VK2QF from OC-031 during March/April. Operation is planned on HF and especially on 6m. QSL for C21JH via VK2GJH, Jack Haden, Box 299, Ryde, NSW 1680, Australia; QSL for C21/VK2QF via VK2QF, N E Mattick, Hargraves, NSW 2850, Australia.

FK - CHESTERFIELD ISLAND Chesterfield Island (OC-176) shall become a new DXCC entity! A team of the South Association des Radio Amateurs de Nouvelle Caledonie (ARANC) consisting of FK8GM, FK8HC, JA1BK, N4GN, N7NG, OH1RY, OH2BC, OH2BH and OH2RF will be on the air between Mar 15 and Apr 1. They will activate TX8CI first and then TX0DX starting on Mar 23, 0000Z, since New Caledonia should be an official IARU member by this day. TX0DX will be on air with two CW and SSB stations each. During the WPX SSB Contest (Mar 25/26) one SSB station will work on 15m SSB and the other on 12/17m (all with FT1000MP). They plan also to work in RTTY and on the magic band 6m. Check also their homepage at: http://www.n4gn.com/tx0dx/. Pilot stations are F6AJA, FK8CR, JH1KRC, K6GNX, OH2BN and VK3EW. QSL manager for HF QSOs is: Jarmo Jaakola, OH2BN and for 6m QSOs only: Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK.

P2 - PAPUA NEW GUINEA Bernhard, DL2GAC, got his P29VMS callsign approved for the next five years! On March 7 he flew from Rabaul (OC-008) to Nissan (Green Island, OC-NEW) to operate from the local mission for 5 to 7 days. He'll visit more IOTA islands afterwards and will return to the Solomons on Mar 29. He is operating with solar powered batteries and asks everybody NOT to work him on several bands! QSLs via bureau to DL2GAC.

T32 - EASTERN KIRIBATI The QSL for T32B was NOT requested via KK0T (DXNL 1187). The correct QSL route for T32B is via K1ER!


5Z - KENYA The 5Z4WI team was announced to be active from Wasini (AF-067) from Mar 9-16. Emphasis will be put on 160m CW from Mar 10 (1600 UTC) till Mar 11 (0600 UTC) and from Mar 12 (1600Z) till Mar 13 (0600Z). They will transmit on 1827 kHz and listen on 1835 kHz (e.g. for EU) or on 1910 kHz (for JA only, till 2100 UTC) during the first quarter of every hour. They will be calling for US stations between 2000 UTC and their sunrise around 0330 UTC. During other times or bad conds on 160m mean they will move to another band. QSL via bureau to G3SWH or direct to Phil Whitchurch, 21 Dickensons Grove, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5HQ, Great Britain.


CX - URUGUAY 19 OPs of the Centro Radio Aficionados Montevideo are activating CV1Z from Flores Island (SA-030) from Mar 4-10. They are operating with five stations in CW and SSB on all bands from 70cm to 160m. QSL via CX1CCC, Box 6000, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay.

FO0 - CLIPPERTON ISLAND FO0AAA hit the airwaves with a little delay caused by the rough weather during their landing on the island but impressed with good signals also on the lowbands. Expect to be one of 70.000 QSOs until they are going QRT on Mar 8 around 1500 UTC. QSL via N7CQQ.

HK - COLOMBIA Pedro, HK3JJH, will operate with 100 watts and vertical from SA-078 for a few days starting on Mar 11. QSL with 2 IRC or 2 US$ as return postage to Box 81119, Bogota, Colombia.


8Q7 - MALDIVES Frank, PA3DYS, is QRV as 8Q7DY on 50110, 50135 and 28420 kHz from Kuredu until Mar 8.

XV - VIETNAM JA7GAX shall be QRV as 3W2GAX or XV2GAX from Saigon from Mar 1 till the end of the month. He plans to be active as XV2GAX/p also from Phu Quoc (AS-128) from Mar 21-27 and from Hon Tam (no IOTA yet) from Mar 25-30.

Contrary to DXNL 1187 the station on Cat Ba (AS-132) is 3W50K (3W fifty Kilo) and NOT 3W5OK (3W5 Oskar Kilo). QSL via OKDXF (also via bureau).


LX - LUXEMBOURG Kazik, LX/DL2SBY, is active in CW/SSB/RTTY on 10-160m until Mar 11.

EA6 - BALEARIC ISLANDS Babs, EA6/DL7AFS, and Lot, EA6/DJ7ZG, are QRV from EU-004 listening especially for JA and America in SSB and RTTY on all bands from Mar 5-11. QSLs via DL7AFS, via bureau or his CBA.

GU - GUERNSEY Ron, G4DIY, and John, G0NEB, of the St. Helens Radio Club are QRV as GP0STH and GU4DIY/p working in CW/SSB on 10-40m from Mar 8-13. QSLs to G4DIY via bureau or his CBA.


DIG QSO PARTY SSB: Mar 11, 1200Z-1700Z on 10/15/20m; Mar 12, 0700Z-0900Z on 80m and on Mar 12, 0900-1100Z on 40m. Work: Everybody. Exchange: RS, Members also DIG number. DIG members are confirming their QSOs "sure via bureau". Rules (in German) at: http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/cqdlcont/digqso00.htm.


DATE              CALL           DXNL

Mar 4 -Mar 13     3G0Y           1187
Mar 4 -Mar 19     3W50K          1187
Feb 28-End of May 4S7BRG         1186
NOW   -Apr/2000   5K9AQ          1182
NOW   -Mar 5      6W6/K3IPK      1187
Mar 9 -Mar 16     5Z4WI          1188 *
NOW   -Mar 8      8Q7DY          1188 *
Mar 6 -Mar 12     8Q7FC          1187
Mar 2 - ??        9G1AA          1187
Mar 7 -Mar 20     9G5VJ          1181
End Mar/Early Apr 9N7RN          1186
Jan 10-Apr 10     9U5D           1167, 1179

NOW   -Mar        A9  (A22BW)    1185
March -April      C21JH etc      1188 *
Mar 1 -Mar 31     C34-C37...     1187
Mar 4 -Mar 10     CV1Z           1188 *
Mar 5 -Mar 11     EA6/DL7AFS etc 1188 *
SOON              EM1KY          1185

Feb 26-Mar 11     FG/F5BOY       1186
Feb 26-Aug/2000   FH/TU5AX       1185
NOW   -2001       FK8VHY         1160, 1168
Mar 1 -Mar 8      FO0AAA         1161, 1186-1188 *
NOW   -Mar 20     FO0CLA         1187
Mar 8 -Mar 13     GP0STH etc     1188 *
Feb 23- ??        H44MS          1186, 1187
Mar 11-Mar ??     HK3JJH/p       1188 *

Mar 5 -Mar 12     J68WA          1187
Mar 3 -Mar 13     J79WW etc      1187
NOW   -Jun/2000   JD1BKR         1169
NOW   -Aug/2000   JW9FJA         1181
NOW   -2002       KH2/K4ANA      1162
NOW   -Mar 11     LX/DL2SBY      1188 *

NOW               P29DX          1182
Mar 1 -Mar 29     P29VMS         1188 *
Feb 19, Mar 12    PJ8/ND5S etc   1185
NOW               PY2ZDX         1185
Mar 6 -Apr 1      S79MX          1187
Feb 18-Mar 16     TG9/IK2NCJ     1185
Mar 15-Apr 1      TX8CI, TX0DX   1188 *
NOW   -End 2000   UN7/DL4BBU     1155

Oct 30-Apr 1      V31JP          1171
NOW   -Mar 11     V73CW etc      1158, 1184, 1186
NOW   -Dec/2000   VK0MM          1170, 1176, 1178-1184
Jan 20-Mar 15     VK4FOC         1181
Jan 20-End of May VP6BR          1180, 1183
Nov   -May        VQ9PO          1176, 1186
Mar 3 -Mar 8      XF4LWY         1187
Mar 1 -End of Mar XV2GAX         1188 *
Feb 13-May 5      XW2A           1185, 1187
Mar 2 -End of Mar YB3ASQ ? etc   1187
NOW   -Late 2001  YI9OM          1186
Oct 29-May/2000   ZF2NT          1171
Feb 27-Mar 11     ZK1XXC         1186

"NEW": 1188 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   CE0ZY      1832  0425Z via DK7YY, bureau
   FO0AAA     1827  0556Z via N7CQQ, bureau
   NP4A       1836  0559Z via W3HNK, also bureau
   YK1AO      1829  0351Z via CBA

   8P6SH      3800  0604Z via KU9C, bureau
   5H3RK      3507  1904Z via SM0LRK
   CE0Y/UA6AF 3503  0506Z via G0KBO, bureau
   ET3AA      3503  2324Z via G4ZVJ, bureau
   HC8N       3799  0546Z via AA5BT, bureau
   P43P       3793  0631Z via I2MQP, bureau
   PJ8/W1USN  3792  0308Z via W1USN, CBA
   TG9/IK2NCJ 3509  0507Z via I2MQP, bureau
   V31JP      3799  0441Z via KA9WON, bureau
   VP5/K4ISV  3798  0336Z via N2AU, also bureau

   3W50K      7014  2304Z via OKDXF, bureau
   6D2X       7010  0251Z via K5TSQ
   7X0AD      7065  0522Z via EA4URE, bureau
   9G5XO      7008  0352Z via DL7VFR, bureau
   CV1Z       7005  2200Z via CX1CCC
   F6GMB/FJ   7057  0155Z via bureau
   FO0AAA     7065  0713Z via N7CQQ, bureau
   HI1HI      7003  0612Z via K3WG
   HK0VGJ     7007  0339Z via Box 852, Isla de San Andres, Colombia
   NZ7Q/KH4   7014  0613Z via N6ZVA
   PJ8/ND5S   7009  0340Z via ND5S, bureau
   TG9GJG     7010  0556Z via Box 24, Guatemala City, Guatemala
   V51AS      7013  0440Z via CBA
   VP6BR      7047  0503Z via OH2BH, bureau
   XW2A       7007  2227Z via G4ZVJ, bureau
   ZF2JB      7091  0455Z via KK9A
   ZM7ZB      7048  0627Z via DJ4ZB, bureau

   9U5D      10108  0418Z via SM0BFJ, direct
   N2TK/NP2  10105  0133Z via N2TK, bureau
   P49V      10108  0630Z via AI6V, bureau
   T32B      10104  1600Z via K1ER
   TF8SM     10106  0602Z via N5FTR
   YS/YT1AD  10105  0109Z via YT1AD, bureau

   3D2AA     14072  0534Z via VE6VK
   FO0CLA    14001  0350Z via F6CTL
   H44MS     14183  0701Z via DL2GAC, bureau
   J28NH     14193  0018Z via F5IPW, bureau
   ZK1XXC    14040  0608Z (North Cook), via HB9BMY, bureau

   FO0AAA    18145  0043Z via N7CQQ, bureau
   J79WWW    18145  1939Z via KK4WW, CBA

   5W1VE     21026  0952Z via DL9HCU
   AH0P      21234  1505Z via JM1LTA
   FG/F5BOY  21295  2038Z via bureau
   JD1BKR    21274  1127Z via JA bureau

   3B9FR     24900  1351Z via CBA
   P29VMS    24960  1108Z via DL2GAC, bureau
   P49V      24894  1915Z via AI6V, bureau

   3B8GL     28486  0704Z via 3B8CF, CBA
   8J1RL     28010  1254Z via JA bureau
   9G5CW     28007  0858Z via DL2RUM, bureau
   AH8A      28556  1911Z via AC7DX, bureau
   XF4LWY    28021  1923Z via XE1LWY


QSL Routes

Starting on April 1 the 160m band allocation in Japan (1907,5-1912,5 kHz) will be extended by the frequencies from 1810 to 1825 kHz.

Internet logs are now available also for FK8VHT and FK8VHT/p at: http://home.nordnet.fr/~yverbeke/

QSLs arrived via buro: JF1AGB/BY1BJ, JW/DF6VI, JW9PJA (LA9PJA), KH0/JA4RED, KH0/JJ1QXG, NH6D/KH4, W4CJK/KP2, P43W (P43ARC), PA3FDO/p (EU-038+EU-146), PP5OW (SA-026)

QSLs arrived directly: 5R8DA, AX0LD, CM6QG (reply to bureau QSL), KP2/W6KK, OH3GZ/OH0 + OH3GZ/OI0 (5 years).

TNX for information to 425 DXNEWS, 599 DX Report, Antarctic Bulletin/IK1GPG, ARRL DX News, DF1ZN, DF6EX, DH6JL, DJ2SX, DJ3CP, DJ4PX, DK2JX, DL1GEH, OPDX, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL7PR, DL8LAS, G4DIY, GOList, HB9AGH, HB9DHK, HB9EAA, ON6DP, Les Nouvelles DX, MAYER QSL CARDS, PA3ARM, RTTY DX NOTES, The DAILY DX and others.