DX News Letter 1234
March 5, 2001

DX-NL 1234 - March 5, 2001
DX News Letter

a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"

Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

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


BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V Bob Denniston, VP2VI, will mark the 53rd anniversary of the first-ever DXpedition in 1948 (as VP7NG in the Bahamas) operating from Tortola 24 kHz from band edges on 160/80/40/20/15/10m on Mar 10/11. Bob will use his original equipment: wire antennae, hand key, homebrew pa and a Hallicrafter receiver SX-28A. If you still can find it you can read the article in QST July 1948 on page 80...

DOMINICA, HI9 Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG are appending /HI9 to their calls from Mar 4-23. Operation takes place in SSB/RTTY/PSK on 6-80m. QSL via DL7AFS.

GLOVERS REEF, V31, NA-180 V31GI is the call of Bert, PA3GIO on Southwest Caye from Mar 11-16. He works in SSB on 10-80m. QSL via bureau. Check his DXpedition webpage at http://www.pa3gio.nl/ca/southwest/ or http://www.qsl.net/pa3gio/ca/southwest/

GREAT TREVISO ISLAND, I , EU-091 The Salento DX Team is QRV as IQ7J on Mar 10/11. IIA: BR-006. QSL via IK7JWX.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4 Jay, K4ZLE and Pick, WA5PAE stay in Guantanamo Bay from Mar 16-25. They are operating mainly in CW on 6-160m incl. WARC. QSL for KG4MO via K4ZLE, KG4IZ via WA5PAE.

JERSEY, GJ, EU-013 Ron, G4DIY and John, G0NEB are signing GH0STH in CW/SSB on the usual DX frequencies on 40-10m from Mar 7-13. QSL via bureau to G4DIY. --- Pete, MJ/K8PT and Craig, MJ/K3PLV will be active in CW/RTTY/PSK mainly on the WARC bands from Mar 14-20. QSL via homecalls.

LORD HOWE, VK9L, OC-004 Ed, K8VIR/ZL4IR intends to become QRV again from here again in March. Look for him also on 21300, 18130, 14260 and 21300 kHz. QSL direct via W8WC.

MACAO, XX9 Gil, 4F2KWT, is in Macao since Feb 24 and will stay for four years.

NIGER, 5U Dan, 5U7DG, is QRV from Niger during the next months. Dan and three Italian HAMs are activating 5U2K in SSB and 5U3T in CW/RTTY/PSK31 since Feb 26 for two weeks. Website: http://digilander.iol.it/i2ysb/5u.htm QSL via I2YSB.

NIUE, ZK2 Hape, DL1EMH and Uwe, DL2YAK will be activating ZK2GEO between Mar 18 and Apr 8. Operation will take place in CW/SSB/RTTY on 80m-6m (50.118) with an IC-706, 300 watts, G5RV and WARC dipoles. QSL via DL1EMH.

ORCHID ISLANDS, BV9O, AS-new BV9O will be QRV from Lan-Yu Island from Mar 15-19. An IOTA number has not been assigned yet. QSL via BV8BC.

PARAGUAY, ZP5 Rudi, DK7PE is QRV on the lowbands signing ZP5/DK7PE from Mar 6-12.

RAROTONGA ISLAND, ZK1, OC-013 Dominique, F6EPY will visit this particular island from the South Cooks and operate as ZK1EPY in CW 18 kHz from the band edges on 80-10m from Mar 8-16. 6m and RTTY operation are planned and a trip to Aitutaki is possible, too.

SAO SEBASTIAN ISLAND, PY2, IOTA SA-028 Carl PU1NEZ/2, Zeca PY1LVF/2, Pete PY1NEW/2 and Lima PY1NEZ/2 will be QRV in CW on 3530/7030/10115/14040/18098/21040/24920/28040 kHz and in SSB on 3755/7.055/14260/18128/21260/24950/28460 kHz from Mar 15-19. QSL via homecalls and bureau.

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7 Joe, W3HNK, well known as a tireless QSL manager is on vacation! He will be on the air as PJ7/W3HNK and FS/W3HNK between Feb 27 and Mar 15. QSLs for this activity are handled by KU9C, so to say the manager of the manager. ;-)

ST GEORGE ISLAND, W4, NA-085 David, WA4ET is QRV in CW/SSB on all bands from Mar 5-9. QSL direct via WA4ET.

SVALBARD, JW Bjorn, LA9IY and Morten, LA9GY will sign JW8G during WPX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest they are mainly active in CW as JW9IY and JW9GY. More information at http://www.qsl.net.

TOKELAU, ZK3 Uwe, DL9HCU is momentarily QRV as ZK3HC, usually on 14020 or 21020 kHz between 0600 and 0800 UTC. QSL via DL9HCU.

TRAVERSA ISLAND, EU-091 The Salento DX Team is QRV as IQ7J on Mar 17/18. IIA: BR-009. QSL via IK7JWX.

Sao Sebastiao Island

Sao Sebastiao Island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Sao Paulo at 23°46' S and 45°22' W. Besides Buzios, Cabras, Castelhanos, Codo, Figueira, Galhetas, Ilha dos Pescadores, Serraria, Vitoria and the Sumiticas Islands it belongs to the Ilhabela archipelago. The whole island has approx. 20.000 inhabitants and covers a size of 346 sqkm and 84% of this area belongs to a National Reservate since 1977. The highest elevation is 1375m asl, temperatures average between 22° and 28° Celsius.

The island was discovered by Americo Vespucio on January 20, 1502 and named after Holy Sebastian. Before the Portuguese landed in the 16th century and enlarged this place to a fortress this was home to to the Tupinambas Indians who called their island Ciribai ("silent place"). Since 1533 the calm sea at Saco Sombrio served as a perfect headquarters for Dutch and British pirates looking for Portuguese caravelles. On Sep 3, 1805 the district was named after Princess Beira "Villa Bella da Princeza", in 1838 renamed to "Formosa" and in 1944 to "Ilhabela".

Nowadays this is the Baleares of Brasil attracting 100.000 tourists only between Christmas and Carnival mainly by its 36 km of sand beaches, a 22km offroad track for 4x4 drivers or sailing, surfing and diving possibilities. Amateur radio: PY2, IOTA SA-028, locator grid GG76


DL4MP is NOT the manager of 4U1VIC, OH7A, UR0I! He can only answer those cards of the activities with his old call DL8SET.

Dieter, DL1SDN states that the VP8CSA QSLs are printed but the logs of Mark did not arrive yet. They are expected to arrive during March, so please stay patient.

QSL direct: A22HH, A35AD, A35YL, A41/XE1KK, A52GJ, A52YL, B1A, B7K, BA4DW, BV5BG, BV7FF, CU1AX, CV0F (SA-057), D44CF (AF-086), E44/IZ0CKJ, EJ/GI3VFW (EU-121), EM5UIA (EU-179 EU-182), EW1WZ, EW6GF, EX2T, EX8MA, EX8W, EY8JJ

QSL bureau: F/G0MEU/p, FG/F5BOY, FH/TU5AX (F5OGL), FO0AAA, FO0HWU (F6HWU), FY5FU/P (SA-020), GB5FI (EU-124), H44MS (OC-158), HB0/DH2FW, HL50KPC (AS-081), HS0ZBS, IL3/IK2PZG (EU-131),JQ1SUO/1 (AS-008), JT1DA, K5PP/p (NA-120), KL7AK (NA-078), L77E, OZ7AX/P (EU-172), KP2/K3VA, OX3LG (NA-151), OX/OZ8AE (NA-018), OZ8ABE (EU-029), P29VMS (OC-068, OC231), PR2G, SP6STB/1 (EU-132), T22VE (OC-015), TM5S (F6KOP), V63EC (JK1FNN), VE7RHF (NA-051), VE8TA (NA-047), V73XP


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Mar 2 -Mar 8     3D2AU..         1233
Mar 4 -Mar 19    3G0Y            1233
Feb 17-Mar 6     3W2LWS          1232
NOW   -Mar 2     3Y0C            1228
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Feb 27-Mar 12    5U2U            1232, 1234 *
Feb 26-Mar 6     6Y8A            1232
Mar 1 -Mar 7     8P9/K2WE..      1233

Mar 6 -Mar 15    BQ9P            1233
Mar 15-Mar 19    BV2O            1234 *
Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Mar 11-Mar 16    DL7AFS/HI9      1234 *
Oct/00-Mar       FM/F2JD         1207-08, 1220
Mar 3 -Mar 7     FO/F6EPY        1233
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225
NOW   -2002      FO5R            1230
Mar 7 -Mar 13    GH0STH          1234 *

NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Mar 2 -Mar 16    HC5/AC3A        1232
Mar 3 -Mar 4     IQ7J            1234 *
Feb 6 -Mar 30    JA6GXK          1231
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
Mar   -          JW8G..          1234 *
Mar 16-Mar 25    KG4MO..         1234 *

Mar 14-Mar 20    MJ/K8PT..       1234 *
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Feb 27-Mar 15    PJ7/W3HNK       1234 *
Mar 15-Mar 19    PY2..           1234 *
NOW   -Mar       S21YJ           1233
Mar 11-Mar 16    V31GI           1234 *
Mar ??           VK9L ??         1234 *
Feb 28-Mar 7     VP2EK           1232
Mar 10-Mar 11    VP2VI           1234 *
Mar 5 -Mar 9     WA4ET/p         1234 *
Mar 6 -Mar 3     ZF2MU           1233
Mar 8 -Mar 16    ZK1EPY          1234 *
Mar 2 -Mar 9     ZK2BQI          1232
Mar 18-Apr 8     ZK2GEO          1234 *
NOW              ZK3HC           1234 *
Mar 8 -Mar 13    ZL4CC           1233
Mar 6 -Mar 12    ZP5/DK7PE       1234 *

 * = new
...= and other calls

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