DX News Letter 1236
March 19, 2001

DX-NL 1236 - March 19, 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)


NEW DXCC ENTITY? Kan, JA1BK, and Jacky, F2CW, visited Pitcairn and discovered a new DXCC entity after working with the appropriate maps (rumours say). Though they did not named the island yet it seems to be Ducie (VR6, OC-182). It is situated approximately 540km east of Pitcairn and 377km from the next island Henderson...

ANTARCTICA, VP8 Mike, GM0HCQ, is QRV as VP8ROT. Right now he is on Rothera Base and will stay there for another month. Look for him on 21052 or 28052 kHz around 1530 UTC and on 14052 or 18082 kHz around 2130 UTC.

ANTIGUA, V2, NA-100 VHF specialist Jimmy, W6JKV, is installing big antennas in a superior location. He intends to produce loud signals in Europe and USA between Mar 30 and Apr 7. Do you have a sked already? e-mail: jimmyt@ausven.com

ARUBA, P4, SA-036 John, KK9A, is on the air as P40A from Mar 17-27. QSL via WD9DZV.

AZORES, CU, EU-003 Ingo, SM0DSF, spends his holidays on Sao Miguel Island from Mar 20-27. He will work a bit as CU2/SM0DSF but mainly in CW. QSL via homecall.

CAYO GRANMA, CO, NA-218 Eduardo, CO8LY, will be QRV from this tiny island off the coast of Santiago de Cuba during next week. QSL via EA7ADH.

COCOS KEELING ISLANDS, VK9C, OC-003 Before visiting also Christmas Island Jerzy, SP9EVP, plans to be active from Cocos Keeling from Mar 24-31. The callsign is not known yet.

COSTA RICA, TI2 Helmut, DJ4VW, is on the air as TI2/DJ4VW from Ciudad Colon working mostly in SSB on the WARC bands from Mar 13-23. QSL via DJ4VW.

GIRESUN ISLAND, TA, AS-154 Enrico and Nando will be QRV on 10-40m signing TA0/IT9AXZ/p and TA0/IT9YRE/p from Mar 27-30. QSL via homecalls.

GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Yoichi, JP1NWZ, is QRV as AH7X/WH2 during the WPX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest he is QRV as KH0XX/NH2 from Mar 22-26. QSL via JP1NWZ, bureau ok.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0 Five French radio amateurs are QRV as HB0/F6KQL on the classic bands from Mar 23-26. QSL via F6KQL, bureau ok.

MADAGASCAR, 5R, AF-013 Sigi is on the air as 5R8GT for a few weeks.

NEW CALEDONIA, FK, OC-032 Johnny, LA5IIA, is QRV in CW on 1826, 3505, 7005 etc. and RTTY on 082 from Mar 24-31. During WPX Contest he'll sign FX8G. QSL via LA5IIA. --- Eric, FK8GM, and Franck, FK8HC, will activate TX5G in WPX SSB Contest.

JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0Z, SA-005 Key, JE6JYT, Chip, N6CA, Jack, N6XQ, and Roman, XE2EED, will be QRV from Robinson Crusoe running two stations on 6m between Mar 27 and Apr 3. They will transmit on 50102 kHz and receive on 50140 kHz. QSL via N6XQ. URL: http://www.ham-radio.com/ce0z/ce0z.html

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ Joe, W5FJG (ex KA5ZMK), is momentarily working as a technician of the US consulate in Jeddah. He will be QRV as 7Z1AC for two years starting in April. QSL via WA4JT. More details can be found on his homepage: http://sites.netscape.net/joeyjeep99usa/homepage.

SEPT FRERES, J2, AS-059 J28CDX will be on the air by the end of March.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND, VP5, NA-002 Connie, K5CM, Pam, N5KM and Dave, W5AO, hit the airwaves from North Caicos between Mar 21 and Apr 5. Operation is planned as VP5/homecall in SSB/ CW on 160-6m, during the WPX SSB Contest as VP5V. QSL for VP5/K5CM and VP5/N5KW via homecalls. VP5/W5AO and VP5V direct via Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-088, USA.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9, OC-053 Bill, W4WX, cancelled the expedition announced for this week. He is lacking operators.

WESTERN SAMOA, 5W, OC-097 Angelo's, I6BQI, fourth stop on his pacific trip will be Western Samoa where he will activate 5W1BQ from Mar 26 until Apr 5. QSL via I6BQI.

YAP ISLAND, V6, OC-012 Noz, JE8KKX, is signing V63KX in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-40m until Mar 21. QSL via homecall/bureau.

Juan Fernandez Archipelago

This island group lies 674 km west of the Chilean city San Antonio at 33 ° 37' South and 80 ° 45' West. It consists of the main island Robinson Crusoe and the smaller ones El Verugo, El Viudo, Isla Santa Clara, Juanango, Las Rosas, Los Chamelos, Vinillo and Marinero Alejandro Selkirk situated 180 km west. The highest mountain is Los Inocentes and 915m asl. The subtropical climate has an average temperature of 15 ° Celsius and a humidity of 76 percent and the raining season is between April and September. There are no paved roads, main transportation is done by boats and and mules. The surface area is 185 square km settled by about 600 people having their major income from lobsters.

The archipelago was discovered by the Spanish Juan Fernandez in 1574. By this time it was a popular hideout for adventurers and pirates. In 1704 the two English ships St.George and Cinque Ports exposed the sailor Alexander Selkirk on the island due to disobedience with only little food, a rifle, knife, axe, tobacco and a bible. He returned to London 4 years and 4 months later. When Daniel Dafoe heard of this story he decided to write the book "Robinson Crusoe" published first in 1719.


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Mar 20-Mar 22    3D2HY           1235
Mar 22-Mar 30    3W/?            1235
NOW              5R8GT           1236 *
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Mar 26-Apr 5     5W1BQ           1236 *
Mar 21-Apr 4     9M6BAA          1235

Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Mar 29-Apr 9     CE0Y/..         1235
Mar 27-Apr 3     CE0Z            1236 *
NOW              CO8LY           1236 *
Mar 20-Mar 27    CU2/SM0DSF      1236 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    FX8G?           1236 *
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 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235
Mar 23-Mar 26    HB0/F6KOL       1236 *
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Mar 31-Apr 1     IQ7J            1235
Late March       J28DX           1236 *
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 16-Mar 25    KG4MO..         1234
Mar 22-Mar 26    KH0/JM1LRQ      1235
Mar 22-Mar 26    KH2..           1236 *

Mar 17-Mar 27    P40A            1236 *
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Mar 28-Apr 2     PJ6/PA3GIO      1235
Mar 17-Mar 31    PY0FM           1235
Mar 29-Apr 1     PY1/p..         1235
Mar 27-Mar 30    TA0/IT9AXZ      1236 *
Mar 13-Mar 23    TI2/DJ4VW       1236 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    TX5G            1236 *
Mar 30-Apr 7     V2/W6JKV        1236 *
Mar 19-Mar 27    V5/DM5TI        1235
NOW   -Mar 21    V63KX           1236 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    VK9C??          1236 *
Mar ??           VK9L ??         1234
Mar 21-Apr 5     VP5/..          1236 *
NOW   -Apr       VP8ROT          1236 *
Mar 29-Apr 3     XV3..           1235
Mar 26-Apr 4     YV5/NE8Z        1235
Mar 18-Apr 8     ZK2GEO          1234
NOW              ZK3HC           1234

 * = new
...= and other calls


correction: ZC4A via 5B4AGC

QSL directly: P29KPH (K5YG), P29VPY (OC-240), P40A, PJ5/UA1ACX, PJ7/K7ZUM, P40P, PV5L (SA-088), R0/UR8LV (AS-152), R1FJL, R3RRC/ANT, RK0FWL/p (AS-149), RV2FW, RW2F, S58A, S92SV, SU9AM, SU9ZZ, SV1TP/8 (EU-060 EU-075 EU-113), SV5/DL8DZV,SV8/ON5JE (EU-049), SY2A, SV9/IZ0CKJ/p (EU-187), SV9/K7BV, T32R, T77C,T88DX,T88TV, TA2RJ, TE8CI

QSL via buro: H40MS (DL2GAC), HC8N (W4MPY), HF0POL (SP3WVL), HK6KKK, HZ1AB, HP1/DL3IAX, I1HJT/OD5NJ (hc), IF9/I2OEB (EU-054), IL3/I3BQC, IF9/IT9PPG (EU-054), J3/VE3EBN, JY4NE (KB6NAN), MD/DL3OI (hc), N2TK/NP2, OA4CPY, P40K, P40MH (OH2BAD), PA3GIO/HC8, PJ2/W8GEX, P43E, PJ4/HB9BCK, PJ8/W1HL, RV0AM, SM3TLG/2 (EU-139), SV0LR (EU-060), SV5/DL3DRN, SV5/IK2CYC, TF1MM/9

TNX: DE1MGL, DF6PW, DF9ZN, DJ2SL DJ5AV, DK2JX, DK2OY, DK8ZD, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL5XL, K3ZO, N4AA, PA3ARM, 425 DX News, ARRL Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.