DX News Letter 1228
December 18, 2000

DX-NL 1228 - December 18, 2000
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

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

With this edition of the DX Newsletter I finish being the editor of this DX bulletin after four years of work. During this period of time I learned much about Windows, Word and the Internet itself, have got many DX information from the first hand and experienced much help from my family and other DXers from all over the world. Now I would like to spend more time with my family, with travelling and with DXing. Incoming relevant information will be forwarded, but my phone/fax line +49/7554/990775 will be cut on Dec 31. I wish my readers all the best for Xmas and the New Year and say good bye with a "cu in the pile up".
Michael, DJ5AV


3Y0 - BOUVET Astronaut Chuck Brady, N4BQW, surprisingly hit the airwaves as 3Y0C from Bouvet Island (AN-002) for the next three months. Until now he worked only on 15m and 20m during his spare time but more antennae for 6-160m will be added later. His pilot station is Dennis Wells, ZS1AU. QSL via WA4FFW. Check his webpage http://www.qsl.net/zr1dq/.


9M6 - EASTERN MALAYSIA Peter, PB4CC, will be active from time to time signing 9M8CC from Sarawak on 6/10/15/20m between Dec 22 and Jan 6. QSL via PB4CC or direct to Peter F. Borsboom, De Kroon 10, NL-3181MD Rozenburg-ZH, The Netherlands. His website is http://www.qsl.net/pb4cc/.

VK9/C - COCOS KEELING ISLANDS Ed, AA4EH, is spending his last days in Australia on this island operating as VK9CEH mostly in CW on 20/15/10m and 160/80/40m during his sunrise/sunset between Dec 23-30. QSL via AA4EH.


C5 - GAMBIA Mike, DL2OE, and Hans, DL7CM, will be QRV possibly as C56/homecalls in RTTY/CW/SSB on 160-6m between Feb 20 and Mar 4. QSL via homecalls

D4 - CAPE VERDE Jean-Marc, F8IXZ, did not get the applied calls (DXNL 1226) but used the shack of Carlos signing D44AC/F8IXZ. QSL via F8IXZ.

D6 - COMORES After the preparations by Don, D68/G3OZF, the 5Star DXer Association will hit the airwaves as D68C with at least six stations operating simultaneously in SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31/FM on 6-160m from Feb 8-28. John, G3WGV (g3wgv@aol.com), is collecting donations to cover the high costs and Martin, G3ZAY, will be the chief pilot station and taking care especially of Europa and Africa. Check their homepage: http://www.dxbands.com/comoros/. QSL via Phil, G3SWH, via bureau, CBA or e-mail.

EA8 - CANARY ISLANDS Alan, EA8/G3XAO, is QRV in CW only from Dec 21-28.

S7 - SEYCHELLES David, OK1DTP, shall be on the air as S79OK from Mahe and Praslin (both AF-024) from Dec 16-26. QSL via OK1TD.


CE0/x - SAN FELIX ISLAND Marco, CE6TBN (ce6tbn@dxpedition.org), CE6NE, CE6SAX, CE3AQI/NP4IW, OH1EB, OH2BH, OH2RF, DJ9ZB and K0EU will be on the air signing CE0XT from San Ambrosio (SA-013) for one week starting mid February. They will run three or four 1kW stations in SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK on 10-160m. Their homepage is http://www.qsl.net/ce0xt/. QSL via CE6TBN.

HC - ECUADOR Otto, HC2/UA4WAE, is active as HC2BEV right now and will be QRV as HC2DX in 2001. Starting in January he will put up also antennae for 160m and the WARC bands. QSLs via Alex Otto Ogorodov Rafalsky, Correo Central, Provincia Guayas, Ecuador.

PY0/f - FERNANDO DE NORONHA Tony (ex PY8IT), is QRV as PY0FT on 15m RTTY and PSK from Dec 13-26. QSL via JA1ELY.


A5 - BHUTAN Glenn, W0GJ, and Mark Johnson of the A52A-DXpedition will be on the air as A52GJ and A52MJ between Dec 29 and the beginning of February.

P5 - NORTH KOREA January 7th could be one of the next dates to issue a permission for an upcoming DXpedition!

XW - LAOS Mauro, IN3QBR, is travelling to Vientiane to meet Fabrizio, IN3ZNR, on Dec 24 and both plan to work as XW3QBR and XW3ZNR between Dec 27 and Jan 5 (XW3ZNR) or Jan 8 (XW3QBR). Operation will take place in CW/SSB/RTTY on all HF bands running 100 watts into 3 ele tribander and dipoles. QSL via IN3ZNR, direct to his CBA or via bureau.


GM/s - SHETLAND ISLANDS Pete, MM5PSL, will be QRV from the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse (EU-012) several times between Dec 18 and Jan 2. Look for him on 14.270 kHz. QSL via WA7OBH.


DATE              CALL             DXNL

POSTPONED ?       1SL1A ??         1227
May 5 -May 21     3B6RF            1226, 1227
Feb 18-Feb 27     3D2C (YT1AD etc) 1226
Dec   -mid Jan    3D2BCK           1226
Dec 16-Dec 20     3D2CQ            1227
NOW               3DA0AA           1226
NOW NEW           3V8CB            1227
NOW   -Mar/2001   3Y0C             1228 *
NOW               4W6MM            1194, 1226
Nov 19- ??        5R8GT            1223, 1224
NOW   -May/2001   5T5YD            1222, 1224
Dec 25-Dec 29     9M2/JI1ETU       1227
Dec 22-Jan 6      9M8CC            1228 *

Dec 29-Feb/2001   A52GJ, A52MJ     1228 *
Dec 10-Dec 22     C21JH            1226
Feb 20-Mar 4      C56/DL2OE etc    1228 *
Dec 25-Jan 5      C56/G2YT         1227
Mid Feb/2001      CE0XT            1228 *
Feb 8 -Feb 28     D68C             1228 *
NOW               SU1HM/D2         1226
Jan 13-Jan 28     D68BT, D68WL     1227
Dec 20-Jan 20     DU1/LA5FHA       1227
Dec 21-Dec 28     EA8/G3XAO        1228 *
Dec 1 -Dec 31     ER2000A etc      1225
NOW   -2001       FK8VHY           1160, 1168
Oct   -Mar/2001   FM/F2JD          1207-1208, 1220
Aug 11-2001       FM5JV            1108
Dec   -Jul/2001   FO0CLA           1225

Dec 19-Dec 23     HB0/DM2AUJ       1226
NOW   -2001       HC2BEV, HC2DX    1228 *
Jun 20-Jun/2001   HC4WW            1203
Apr/99-Mar/2002   HS/JR5XPG        1141
Dec 24-2000       HV0A             1178, 1223
NOW               J3/G3TBK         1224
Dec 14-Dec 28     J6/LA4LN         1227
Dec 28-Jan 4      J7/LA4LN         1227
Dec 30-           JQ1SUO/JD1       1225
Sep   -Aug/2001   JD1BCK           1224
Nov 17-May/2001   JW3FL            1223
Dec 23-Dec 27     KH0/JA4GXS etc   1227
Dec 18-Jan 2      MM5PSL           1228 *

Dec 6 -Feb 5      P29BI            1227
Dec 2 -Apr/2001   P40MR            1226
Jan 7 ??          P5 ??            1228 *
Dec 12-Dec 26     PY0FT            1227
NOW   -Mar/2001   R1ANF            1225
Dec 16-Dec 26     S79OK            1228 *
Dec 28-Jan 8      T20CK            1226
Dec 30-Jan 3      T88HA, T88MY     1227
Jan 9 -Feb 20     V31GW etc        1226
Dec 22-Jan 6      V47SS            1226
Dec 23-Dec 30     VK9CEH           1228 *
SOON              VP2MDC           1224
Dec 6 -Dec 20     VP2MDD           1226
Jan/2001          VP5AZ            1227
Dec 27-Jan 8      XW3QBR, XW3ZNR   1228 *
Dec 20-Jan 6      ZK1PEQ           1227

"NEW": 1228 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   4K9W        1828  2201Z via DL6KVA, bureau
   A92ZE       1832  0301Z via K4SXT
   UN2O        1824  2036Z via IK2QPR, bureau

   4T4DJW      3799  2355Z via OA4DJW, bureau
   A41LZ       3790  0225Z via bureau
   EK6TA       3790  1015Z via DJ0MCZ
   HK3DDD      3504  0704Z via bureau
   TI2LAK/HP4  3799  0330Z via F6FNU ?
   V26JT       3508  0453Z via K3JT
   V44KJ       3505  0411Z via WB2TSL
   VU2PAI      3798  2033Z via CBA or bureau
   VP9/AA1AC   3507  0446Z via AA1AC, bureau
   VQ9QM       3505  1534Z via W4QM, bureau

   9M2/JI1ETU  7004  1419Z via JI1ETU, bureau
   HJ3OVP      7058  0531Z
   JX7DFA      7003  2248Z via LA7DFA, bureau
   KH6CC       7004  0446Z
   KP2/ND3F    7007  0230Z via ND3F
   OX3NUK      7011  2133Z via OZ bureau
   TG9GJG      7013  0630Z via Box 24, Guatemala City, Guatemala
   XE1ZHR      7060  0633Z

   J6/LA4LN   10104  2139Z via LA4LN, direct
   JW1I       10103  1017Z via LA3FL, bureau
   PZ1AP      10104  0210Z via CBA
   R1ANZ      10106  1905Z via RU1ZC, bureau
   TG/KU0J    10103  0026Z via KU0J, direct
   VU2PAI     10104  1852Z via CBA or bureau

   5T5YD/p    14200  0838Z via F6FYD, also bureau
   C21JH      14195  1945Z via VK2GJH, direct
   VK0MM      14025  0734Z see DXNL 1180, QRX !

   EP2MKO     18077  1142Z via UA6HCW, CBA
   OY4TN      18154  0800Z direct or OY6FRA

   3Y0C       21295  1735Z via WA4FFW
   P29CC      21295  1347Z via K1WY, bureau
   PY0FT      21084  1434Z via JA1ELY, bureau

   C6AIE      24900  1242Z via WZ8D, bureau
   HZ1AB      24971  1420Z via K8PYD, bureau
   J28EX      24900  1222Z via F5THR, bureau
   JT1BH      24900  0858Z via bureau
   KP2/AG8L   24904  1334Z via NN6C, also bureau
   P49T       24904  1254Z via W3BTX, bureau
   PT2/KC2BAA 24900  1139Z via OK1FWQ
   PY0ZFO     24892  1353Z via W9VA, bureau
   V26JT      24900  1653Z via K3JT
   VP9/AA1AC  24897  1137Z via AA1AC, bureau
   ZF2AH      24898  1349Z via W6VNR, bureau

   9M6CTT     28495  1023Z via JA8CCL
   AH6PN/HR6  28420  1624Z via W7TSQ, bureau
   JW0HR      28400  1425Z see DXNL 1225
   KG4GC      28367  1543Z via W4WX, bureau
   KP4DKE     28477  1335Z via bureau
   NP2KW      28450  1720Z
   P40GH      28437  1404Z via WA2TTI
   V47UY      28497  1658Z via KJ4UY
   YN9HAU     28446  1316Z via HR1RMG, direct
   ZF2RP      28471  1605Z via K8RLP, bureau


QSL Routes

DXView is a nice little software showing you the prefix, beam heading, sun positions etc. Version 1.1.0 is freeware and can be downloaded at: http://www.qsl.net/dxview/download.htm

Rod,AC6V, offers a prefix list with extra information about the DXCC entity, regions and CQ zones downloadable at: http://www.ac6v.com/prefixes.html.


QSLs arrived direct: 4S7NE, 5V7VJ+XT2OW (Okt/2000 via DL7DF), 7Q7DC (G0IAS), D44CF (SM0JHF schnell), DU9RG+DU100RG (OC130), FP/W8IQ, HQ0R (EA4URE), PZ5JR (K3BYV), RA0LOM/0 (AS062), S07WW (ON5NT), T88QG (JA1QGT), VK9XY (DH1SGS), VK4FW/p (OC-142)+FK4HC (VK4FW-schnell)

TNX for information to 425 DXNEWS, 599 DX Report, Antarctic Bulletin/IK1GPG, ARRL DX News, DB0SDX, DF1ZN, DF4RD, DF6EX, DF9ZN, DK2JX, DL1GEH,DL1SBF,OPDX, DL2BQV, DL2HX, DL7CM DL7PR, DM2AUJ, F6AJA, GOList, HB9AGH, HB9DHK, HB9EAA, IK7AFM, KU0J, Les Nouvelles DX, MAYER QSL CARDS, ON4KJE, ON6DP, PA3ARM, QRZ DX, RTTY DX NOTES, The DAILY DX, WA7OBH and others.