DX News Letter 1235
March 12, 2001

DX-NL 1235 - March 12, 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)


DANJO ARCHIPELAGO, AS-056 Masa, JA6GXK, postponed the trip announced in DXNL 1231 to Apr 10-20. QSL via bureau.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 Peter, G4MJS, plans to work as 9M6BAA again between Mar 21 and Apr 4. QSL direct or via bureau to G4SHF. --- Andy Chadwick, G4ZVJ, is QRV in CW only as 9M6AAC since Mar 8. His stay may last until Mar 12.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0Y Arlis, W7XU, and Holly, N0QJM, will be on the air mainly on 6m signing CE0Y/W7XU and CE0Y/N0QJM between Mar 29 and Apr 9. If there are bad condx on the magic band they will switch to 10/15/20m.QSL via homecall.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F Peter, PY5CC, intends to work as PY0FM from Mar 17-31. QSL via JA1VOK.

FIJI, 3D2 After visiting Samoa Hirotada, JA0SC, will work as 3D2HY running 200W in SSTV (14233, 21343, 28685 kHz) and RTTY (14080, 21080, 28080 kHz) from Mar 20-22. QSL QSL direct or via bureau to JA0SC.

FRANCESES ISLANDS, PY1, SA-077 These islands are situated within the Santana Archipelago and will be activated for the very first time between Mar 29 and Apr 1. The op's Carl, PU1NEZ/p, Zeca, PY1LVF/p, Pete, PY1NEW/p, and Lima, PY1NEZ/p, will work in CW/SSB on 10-80m 24 hours a day. Check following frequencies: CW: 3530, 7030, 10115, 14040, 18098, 21040, 24920 and 28040 kHz; SSB: 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz. QSL via bureau or homecalls.

GRENADA, J3 Dee, W1HEO, and Paul, W5PF, will operate in preferably on the WARC bands in SSB (7085, 14185, 14240, 18140, 21320, 24940, 28440 kHz) and CW (7030, 14030, 18080, 21030, 24910, 28030 kHz) between Mar 30 and Apr 11 The calls will be issued upon arrival, most likely to be J3/homecall. QSL via bureau.

LOS ROQUES, YV5, SA-035 Rick, NE8Z, is operating as YV5/NE8Z from Venezuela from Mar 26-Apr 4. He intends to operate from Islas Los Roques but only on 28460 kHz SSB from Mar 30-Apr 2. QSL via NE8Z, Rick Dorsch, Box 616, Hamburg, MI 48139, USA.

MARTINIQUE, FM, NA-107 Dan, IV3TDM (SSB), Max, IV3FHH (CW), and Luke, IV3JVJ (RTTY), are working as FM/homecall from the station of FM5GU mostly on the lowbands from Mar 17-23. QSLs direct via IV3TDM. website: http://www.qsl.net/fm5gu/

MONACELLO ISLAND, I, EU-091 Activiy by the Salento DX-Team signing IQ7J from Mar 31 till Apr 1. IIA: BR-007. QSL via IK7JWX

MURSALA ISLAND, YB, OC-new YC6LAY/p, YB6LYS/p, YC6JKV/p and YC6PLG/p are QRV from this island situated in Sumatra's Coastal Island Group working in SSB on 21260 and 14260 kHz from Mar 15-17. QSL via YC6LAY.

NAMIBIA, V5 V5/DM5TI will be QRV in RTTY from Mar 19-27. QSL via homecall.

OSHIMA ISLANDS, JA6, AS-012 Take, JI3DST/6, will be on the air between Mar 30 and Apr 1. QSL via homecall.

PALAU, T8 Kai, JM1LJS, hits the airwaves as T88LJS working in CW/SSB on 6-80m from Mar 17-20. QSL via JH8DEH.

PENANG ISLAND, 9M2, AS-015 Mirek, 9V1XE, is QRV mostly in CW signing 9M8DX/2 from Mar 13-15. Find him on the usual DX frequencies. QSL via 9V1XE.

SABA, PJ6, NA-145 Bert will be QRV as PJ6/PA3GIO this time. He is working in SSB only on 10-20 from Mar 28 till Apr 2. QSL via bureau preferred. Read about his trip on internet: http://www.pa3gio.nl/ca/PJ6/

SAIPAN ISLAND, KH0, OC-086 Nob, JM1LRQ, will be on the air in CW on 6-160m signing KH0/JM1LRQ from Mar 22-26. He plans also to participate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. QSL via bureau.

TEMOTU, H40, OC-065 Ron, ZL1AMO, is expected to hit the airwaves as H40RW for three weeks starting on Mar 21. For transportation reasons he won't take a power amplifier with him. QSL via homecall.

VIETNAM, 3W Claude, F5PBL, will be active from Ho Chi Minh City mainly in SSB on 10/15m from Mar 22-30. Callsign is not known yet. QSL via bureau to F5PBL or direct. --- A group of Japanese DXers is active from there, too. XV3MRC (JA3AFJ), XV3JAA (JR1JAA) and XV3TAA (JA1TAA) will operate in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on 6-80m (no 30m!) between Mar 29 and Apr 3. QSL direct only to JA1TAA.

Fernando De Noronha

This island group is situated at 3°51' South and 32°25' West in the Atlantic Ocean approx. 345 km from the mainland. It's made up by 21 islands and rocks (e.g. Cabeluda, Leao, Rata, Sao Jose, Sela Gineta, Viuva) formed about two million years ago. The main island is about 9 km long and at its maximum 3.5 km wide. About 1700 inhabitants are living on 17 square km today. The tropical climate typically has two seasons: the rainy season is from January till August, the driest month is October. Average temperature is 25° Celsius not varying very much and the humidity is relatively high at about 81%. The archipelago was discovered and named "Ilha da Quaresma" by Gaspar de Lemos, captain of Cabral's support ship on Jun 24, 1500. Other sources say Fernao de Loronha discovered this island group on his expedition 1502-1503. The first confirmed description is made by Americo Vespucci. Dom Manuel I donated him the group Fernao de Loronha on Feb 16, 1504. After several changing owners the archipelago came to Brasil and became a state prison in 1837. In the early 20th century the English, French and Italians built their telegraphy sea cables here. Fernando De Noronha is one of the most beautiful islands on this planet and is therefore a natural reservate. A few little hotels offer their rooms but there are only 420 tourists allowed per day. Amateur radio: PY0, own DXCC entity, many DXpeditions.


QSL directly: FM/F2JD, FM5DN, FM5GU, FM5WD, FO0AND (OC-046), FT5XN, GU3NHL, HB0/PI4TUE, HC8/PA3GIO, HF0POL, HK0VGJ, HQ0R, HR1RMG (NA-160), J73ALN (NA-101), J75KG, JD1BCK, JI3DST (AS-037 AS-041 AS-043 AS-047 AS-067 AS-147), JT1CO,JW5HE,KH0/JN1WTK,KH0AC,KH6ND/KH5, LX0RL, LZ1KMS (EU-181), N2OO/p (NA-111), N7ET/DU7, OH0Z,OX3IO, OX3UB, OY4TN



DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Mar 20-Mar 22    3D2HY           1235 *
Mar 4 -Mar 19    3G0Y            1233
Feb 17-Mar 6     3W2LWS          1232
Mar 22-Mar 30    3W/?            1235 *
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Feb 27-Mar 12    5U2U            1232, 1234
Mar 8 -Mar 12    9M6AAC          1235 *
Mar 21-Apr 4     9M6BAA          1235 *
Mar 13-Mar 15    9M8DX/2         1235 *

Mar 6 -Mar 15    BQ9P            1233
Mar 15-Mar 19    BV2O            1234
Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Mar 29-Apr 9     CE0Y/..         1235 *
Mar 11-Mar 16    DL7AFS/HI9      1234
Oct/00-Mar       FM/F2JD         1207-08, 1220
Mar 17-Mar 23    FM/I..          1235 *
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225
NOW   -2002      FO5R            1230
Mar 7 -Mar 13    GH0STH          1234

Mar 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235 *
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Mar 2 -Mar 16    HC5/AC3A        1232
Mar 31-Apr 1     IQ7J            1235 *
Mar 30-Apr 11    J3/W1HEO..      1235 *
Apr 10-Apr 20    JA6GXK          1235 *
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
Mar 30-Apr 1     JI3DST/6        1235 *
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
Mar   -          JW8G..          1234
Mar 16-Mar 25    KG4MO..         1234
Mar 22-Mar 26    KH0/JM1LRQ      1235 *

Mar 14-Mar 20    MJ/K8PT..       1234
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Mar 28-Apr 2     PJ6/PA3GIO      1235 *
Feb 27-Mar 15    PJ7/W3HNK       1234
Mar 17-Mar 31    PY0FM           1235 *
Mar 29-Apr 1     PY1/p..         1235 *
Mar 15-Mar 19    PY2..           1234
NOW   -Mar       S21YJ           1233
Mar 17-Mar 20    T88LJS          1235 *
Mar 11-Mar 16    V31GI           1234
Mar 19-Mar 27    V5/DM5TI        1235 *
Mar ??           VK9L ??         1234
Mar 29-Apr 3     XV3..           1235 *
Mar 15-Mar 17    YC6LAY/p..      1235 *
Mar 26-Apr 4     YV5/NE8Z        1235 *
Mar 6 -Mar 3     ZF2MU           1233
Mar 8 -Mar 16    ZK1EPY          1234
Mar 18-Apr 8     ZK2GEO          1234
NOW              ZK3HC           1234
Mar 8 -Mar 13    ZL4CC           1233

 * = new
...= and other calls

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