DX News Letter 1192
April 3, 2000

DX-NL 1192 - April 3, 2000
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

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


4W6 - EAST TIMOR Bernie McClenny's activity as 4W/W3UR ended on Apr 2. 4W/N5KO is now on the air especially in CW since Apr 3. QSL also via OH2BN.

FK0 - CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS The TX0DX activity finished earlier than announced on Mar 25 shortly after 0000 UTC since bad weather made landing operations on the reef very risky and could potentially cause the group to be stuck on the reef. The online log search will be operational in one week, since some of the QSOs were logged on paper as the result of two computers succumbing to the elements. No QSO data was lost; every made QSO is safely in the hands of the group.

FK - FRENCH NEW CALEDONIA Due to bad weather FK8KAB/p will be on the air from OC-058 for two days not earlier than April 8.

V6 - MICRONESIA Bruce, KD6WW, will be QRV as V63VL from Chuuk Island (OC-011) from Apr 7-10 and from Pohnpei (OC-010) from Apr 10-14. Operation will take place mostly in CW and perhaps some RTTY during his morning and evening hours. Bureau QSLs may be requested online by sending an e-mail to: kd6ww@inreach.com

V7 - MARSHALL ISLANDS Vacationist Bruce, KD6WW, is QRV from Majuro (OC-029) mostly in CW during the morning and evening hours of Apr 4-6. QSL route see above


ZS - REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Bowing to the nasty weather conditions the ZS31ER activity from Elephant Rock (AF-085) started on r and shall last till April 9. QSL via bureau to ZS1FJ. Check also: http://www.qsl.net/zs5ham/


CE - CHILE Luis, CA8VOW, is QRV from Tierra del Fuego (SA-008) from Apr 6-13. His licence is valid only for 10m so look for him on 28.438 kHz from 1300-1500 UTC. QSL to Luis Calisto, Box 889, Punta Arenas, Chile.

KG4 - GUANTANAMO BAY Vance, N5VL/KG4VL, had no chance to fly down there in March. Therefore his trip to "Gitmo" will take place on Apr 14-19. He manages also the QSLs for UW5I.

PJ2 - NETHERLAND ANTILLES Albert, PJ4/HB9BCK, will be active from Bonaire (SA-006) operating in CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-6m from Apr 9-22. QSL via bureau to HB9BCK.


9M2 - WESTERN MALAYSIA Richard, PA0RRS, shall be QRV as 9M2/PA0RRS for three weeks starting on Apr 6.

A5 - BHUTAN Like announced earlier in DXNL 1174 Bhutan changed their telecommunications laws to allow amateur radio again. An international team of 9V1YC, JA3IG, JA3USA, JF1IST, K3VN, K4UEE, N0MJ, N1DG, OH2BU, ON4WW, RA3AUU, UA3AB, W0GJ and W3WL was invited by the Bhutani telecommunications ministry to re-introduce amateur radio from May 1-12, 2000. Three CW, three SSB and a RTTY station will operate 24 hours a day.

BY - CHINA Jari, OH2BVE, will stay in Beijing for the next two years and plans activities from BY1DX and other clubstations. He intends to listen especially for OH and Europe on 21325kHz every sunday from 0800 UTC. He will confirm all QSOs automatically via bureau. Direct mail to: Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, 31400 Somero, Finland (maildrop only!).

HS - THAILAND Two or three stations will hit the airwaves as E29DX from Koh Nu from April 7-16. They have a special permission to operate also on 160m and 80m (1.834-1.850 kHz, 3.524-3.526 kHz and 3.534-3.536 kHz) but NOT for the WARC bands. They will put their emphasis with max. 100 watts output on 10/15/20/40m in CW/SSB/RTTY to provide as many first time ever contacts as possible. QSL via HS0GBI, PO Box 1090, Kasetsart, Bangkok 10903, Thailand. Their homepage is: http://www.qsl.net/tg1996/


JX - JAN MAYEN Per, LA7DFA, will be active as JX7DFA from EU-022 for six or twelve months starting on Apr 7. Operation will take place mostly in CW but also some SSB, digital modes, SSTV and PSK 31 on 160-10m/6m/2m. QSL via LA7DFA, Per-Einar Dahlen, Royskattveien 4, N-7670 Inderoy, Norway


DIG QSO PARTY CW: Apr 8, 1200Z-1700Z on 10/15/20m; Apr 9, 0700Z-0900Z on 80m Work: Everybody. Exchange: RST, members also their DIG number. DIG members confirm their QSOs "sure via bureau".


DATE              CALL           DXNL

NOW               3W2SO          1189
Apr 1 -Apr 23     4S7NZG         1191
Mar 18-Mar 31     4X/DL8ABO/p    1190
NOW               4W6  (several) 1190, 1191
Apr 6 -Apr 12     5V7MN          1189
1999  -Apr/2000   9G5ZW          1176, 1191
Apr 1 -Apr 6      9G   (Gs)      1191
End Mar/Early Apr 9N7RN          1186
Apr 6 -Apr 27     9M2/PA0RRS     1192 *

May 1 -May 12     A5  (big team) 1192 *
Apr 5 -Apr 12     BQ9P           1191
2000  - 2001      BY1DX etc      1192 *
March -April      C21JH etc      1188
Apr 6 -Apr 13     CA8VOW         1192 *
Mar 17-Apr 8      OH2MXS/CE0Z    1189
Apr 3 -Apr 10     CU8/DF5WA etc  1190
Apr 1 -Apr 7      DU1KGJ/DU4     1191
Apr 7 -Apr 16     E29DX          1192 *
SOON              EM1KY          1185

Feb 26-Aug/2000   FH/TU5AX       1185
Apr 8 -Apr 10     FK8KAB/p       1192 *
NOW               FO0CLA         1191
NOW   -Apr 12     FO0HWU         1191
Nov/99-Oct/2000   FT5WI          1191
Jan 7 - ???       FW5ZL          1191
NOW               H44MS          1191
Mar 28-Apr 9      H44PT          1191
Apr 1 -Apr 12 ?   PA3GIO/HC8     1190

NOW   -Jun/2000   JD1BKR         1169
NOW   -Aug/2000   JW9FJA         1181
Apr 7 -Oct        JX7DFA         1192 *
NOW   -Aug/2000   JY9NE          1190
Apr 14-Apr 19     KG4VL          1192 *

NOW               P29DX          1182
Dec   -Apr/2000   P49MR          1175
Apr 9 -Apr 22     PJ4/HB9BCK     1192 *
NOW   -April      PY2ZDX         1185
Apr 3 -Apr 6      TU  (DF8AN)    1189
Apr 7-Apr 10      V63VL          1192 *
Apr 4-Apr 6       V7  (KD6WW)    1192 *
NOW   -Dec/2000   VK0MM          1176, 1178-1184, 1191
Mar 5 -Apr 4      VK1AHS         1189
Mar 25-Apr 1      VP2V/AA7X      1190
Jan 20-End of May VP6BR          1180, 1183, 1190-91
Nov   -May        VQ9PO          1176, 1186

Mar 27-Apr 11     XT   (F5JRY)   1191
Feb 13-May 5      XW2A           1185, 1187
Mar 2 -End of Mar YB3ASQ ?       1187
NOW   -Late 2001  YI9OM          1186
Mar 22-Mar 29     YM3LZ          1190
Oct 29-May/2000   ZF2NT          1171
Apr 1 -Apr 8      ZS31ER         1191, 1192 *
Jun/99-Apr/2000   ZS8D           1191

"NEW": 1192 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   FG5FR       1833  0409Z see DXNL 1186
   NP4A        1831  0347Z via W3HNK, also bureau
   VP5/W5AO    1826  0219Z via OKDXA, bureau
   YK1AO       1829  0327Z via CBA

   A41LZ       3790  0213Z via bureau
   CE0Z/OH3JF  3507  0532Z via bureau
   HK0VGJ      3514  0420Z direct
   HP1XVH      3795  0429Z via N0JT, bureau
   VP5/K5TT    3508  0359Z via bureau
   VP6BR       3799  0410Z via OH2BR, bureau

   7X2RO       7071  2314Z via OM3CGN, bureau
   9E1C        7050  0023Z via IV3OWC
   CE0ZR       7045  0727Z via OH2BOZ
   FR5FD       7001  0101Z via F5LBM, bureau
   FY5KE       7002  2309Z
   HI1HI       7002  0448Z via K3WG
   TI4CF       7043  0358Z via W3HNK, also bureau
   TT8JA       7003  0434Z via F5RWE
   V31JP       7056  0318Z via KA9WON, bureau

   3B8MM      10105  2226Z via DL6UAA, bureau
   FM/F5JOT   10117  0321Z via F5JOT, bureau
   J79KS      10103  2354Z via DL1DA, bureau
   S79MX      10106  0237Z via HB9MX, bureau
   TZ/DF8AN   10104  0032Z via bureau
   V31JZ      10103  0513Z via NN7A, bureau
   ZF2LC      10104  0004Z via W2SM, bureau

   4W/W3UR    14195  2051Z via OH2BN
   FO0HWU     14002  0704Z via F6HWU, bureau
   VK0MM      14150  1154Z see DXNL 1180, QRX !

   E4/G3WQU   18069  1614Z via bureau
   JD1FGO     18077  0555Z
   TX0DX      18145  1319Z via OH2BN
   VP6BR      18074  0647Z via OH2BR, bureau
   XW2A       18072  0947Z via G4ZVJ, bureau

   4W6GH      21250  1401Z via CT1EGH, direct
   FW5ZL      21235  0946Z via Box 2, 98600 Matautu, Wallis+Futuna, France
   P29VR      21232  1109Z via W7LFA, bureau
   ZK1HCU     21024  0649Z via DL9HCU

   3B8MM      24894  1352Z via DL6UAA, bureau
   A35MQ      24947  0815Z via DL8NBE, bureau
   CE0ZR      24945  1955Z via OH2BOZ
   FK8VHM     21033  1059Z via F5TLP, bureau
   FR5FD      24903  1540Z via F5LBM, bureau
   PA3GIO/HC8 24395  1809Z via bureau
   YS1RR      24945  1446Z via DJ9ZB, bureau

   4W6EB      28495  1710Z via CT1EEB, bureau
   9E1C       28024  1245Z via IV3OWC
   9G5MD      28460  1417Z via G3OCA, bureau
   9U5D       28536  1139Z via SM0BFJ, direct!
   AH6TM      28464  0558Z via bureau
   FM/F5LGQ   28020  1904Z via F5JOT, bureau
   FO5QS      28400  0803Z see DXNL 1161
   FY5KE      28011  1757Z
   H44PT      28433  0900Z via G8BCG
   KH0EN      28490  0801Z
   TA4/DL7CM  28014  0753Z via bureau


QSL Routes

The logs of FO0AAA (Clipperton) are now online at: http://www.qsl.net/clipperton2000/

Fred Laun, K3ZO (HS0ZAR), states that all Thai hams with an HF licence are listed at: http://www.qsl.net/rast/text/Hscalls.html (including QSL route). Most of the 175.000 Thai licensees are only allowed to work on 2m FM.


QSLs arrived direct: 3A2LF, 5H3RK, 5U7X (DJ6SI), FR5AB, DS4CNB, P43T (P43E), VU2HFR, TT8LJ (JH8DEH), V47KD (K2SB), VK9RS (I1HYW), VK9LY (JA3IG - 11 days), VP2E (N5AU)

TNX for information to 425 DXNEWS, 599 DX Report, Antarctic Bulletin/IK1GPG, DE1JSH, DF1ZN, DJ3CP, DK2JX, DL1GEH, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL5NDH, DL7FER, DL7VOA, DF6EX, DL7PR, EA1ZN, F6AJA, HB9AGH, HB9DHK, HB9EAA, ARRL DX News, N5VL,OPDX, GOList, IK7JTF, Les Nouvelles DX, MAYER QSL CARDS, ON6DP, RTTY DX NOTES, PA3ARM, The DAILY DX, UT5UOC, YU7NU and others.