DX News Letter 1237
March 26, 2001

DX-NL 1237 - March 26, 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)


ANGUILLA, VP2E, NA-022 Bill, W5SJ, will operate as VP2EJ mostly in CW on the lowbands from Apr 4-10. QSL via W5SJ.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9, OC-002 After visiting Cocos Keeling Jerzy, SP9EVP, will now sign VK9KXP from Christmas Island between March 31 and April 6. QSL via SP9EVP.

EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Nev, VK2QF will be on the air again as 4W/VK2QF from Mar 28 till Apr 5. Look for him in CW on 3510, 7010, 14010, 21010, 28010, 50090 kHz and in SSB on 3790, 7095, 7145-7175, 14195, 21295, 28470, 50135 kHz. He will run a 25 watts beacon on 50107 kHz. QSL via VK2QF. Find additional information at http://winsoft.net.au/~vk2qf/.

JAN MAYEN, JX, EU-022 Trond, LA8XM, is flying to Jan Mayen on Mar 29. He will operate as JX8XM 10 kHz from the band eges during his spare time until Apr 4.

KOH TARUTAO, E29, AS-126 E29AL will be operating on the usual IOTA frequencies from Apr 6-15. Thailand DX Group members Cy, HS0GBI, E20NTS, E20RRW, HS4BPQ and HS6NDK arrived and will be running 5 watt on 14024kHz. No QSL route known yet.

LA CHIESA ISLAND, IQ7, EU-091 The Salento DX Team will be active as IQ7J on Apr 7/8. IIA: BR-008. QSL via IK7JWX.

MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3, AF-014 Ben, DJ8FW, will be QRV as CT3AS working in CW/RTTY/PSK31 on 10-40m from Apr 2-16. QSL via DJ8FW.

MAHE ISLAND, S7, AF-024 This nice island of the Seychelles will be activated by JA2AAU, JA2AIC, JA2ALN, JR2FOR, JJ2NYT, JA3AQM, JR3DVL and JA9LSZ from Apr 6-19. They will put their emphasis on 6m but their callsign is not known yet!

NIUE, ZK2, OC-040 The activity of DL1EMH and DL2YAK (DXNL 1234) had to be cancelled due to transportation problems. It looks like the license of Niue national airline has not been extended or something.

NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND, F, EU-064 Didier, F5BWJ, will be on the air as TM2A between Mar 31 and Apr 7. QSL via F5BWJ.

PHILIPPINES, DU Larry is on holiday signing DU1/N6HPX on the IOTA QRGs and 50225 kHz until Apr 10. QSL via N6PX.

ST CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS, V4, NA-104 Joe, VE3BW, will be QRV as V47CA on all bands (incl 6m) from Apr 9-24.

ST PETER AND PAUL ROCKS, PY0, SA-014 Kim, PS7JN, will participate in a scientific expedition from Apr 1-15. During his spare time he will operate as ZY0SAT on 3780, 7085, 14180, 21280, 28450 kHz and over several satellites (AO-10/UO-14/FO-20/FO-29). QSL via PS7JN.

TREASURE KEY, C6 Bill, AA7X, is on the air as C6AKK until March 31. QSL via AA7X.

TUNISIA, 3V Mahmed, DJ0QJ, will be active as 3V8DJ starting on Apr 3.

USEDOM ISLAND, DL, EU-129 Detlev, DL1RTW, and Klaus, DL7UXG, will be active in CW/SSB on 15-40m from Apr 2-4. QSL via homecall.

Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen is located 71°N 8°W 600km Northeast of Iceland and 500 km East of Greenland in the Arctic Sea. The island is about 54 km long and 15 km wide and its area is 373 square km. Highest elevation is the volcano Beerenberg (Haakon VII Toppen) with 2277m a.s.l. The first known eruption was in 1732 and five more until 1985. Jan Mayen is the northernmost island with active volcano(es). There is a constant threat of earthquakes, the intersection of the North American Plate und the Eurasian Plate is only 170km away. There are no indigenous inhabitants linving there only the personnel who operates the weather station. The climate is not nice at all, clear days are rare, foggy days or storms are occuring more often. Temperatures range from -32°C in December to +10°C in July. Some arctic foxes are living on the islands, polar beers are usually not found and there are no other plants than moss and grass.

The island was first sighted in 1607 by Henry Hudson, who called it Hudson's Tutches. Other sources say the first discoverer was the Dutch Jan Mayen also in 1607. The Dutch set up a whaling base, but in 1642 the whales had been exterminated in this part of the world. During the first International Polar Year (1882-83) an Austrian weather station was build. In 1921 Norway built a meterological observatory and annexed Jan Mayen on May 8. An airfield was built by the NATO in 1958/59.

Amateur radio: Prefix JX, DXCC entity, WAZ zone 40, ITU zone 18, UTC -1h, IOTA EU-022. From time to time some radio amateurs are on duty with the weather station e.g. JX7DFA.


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Apr 3 -Apr ??    3V8DJ           1237 *
Mar 22-Mar 30    3W/?            1235
Mar 28-Apr 5     4W/VK2QF        1237 *
NOW              5R8GT           1236
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Mar 26-Apr 5     5W1BQ           1236
Mar 21-Apr 4     9M6BAA          1235

NOW   -Mar 31    C6AKK           1237
Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Mar 29-Apr 9     CE0Y/..         1235
Mar 27-Apr 3     CE0Z            1236
NOW              CO8LY           1236
Apr 2 -Apr 16    CT3AS           1237 *
NOW   -Apr 10    DU1/N6HPX       1237 *
Apr 6 -Apr 15    E29AL           1237 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    FX8G?           1236
Oct/00-Mar       FM/F2JD         1207-08, 1220
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225
NOW   -2002      FO5R            1230

Mar 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Mar 31-Apr 1     IQ7J            1237 *
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 29-Apr 4     JX8XM           1237 *

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
Apr 6 -Apr 19    S7 ??           1237 *
Mar 27-Mar 30    TA0/IT9AXZ      1236
Mar 31-Apr 7     TM2A            1237 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    TX5G            1236
Mar 30-Apr 7     V2/W6JKV        1236
Apr 9 -Apr 24    V47CA           1237 *
Mar 24-Mar 31    VK9C??          1236
Mar ??           VK9L ??         1234
Mar 31-Apr 6     VK9KXP??        1237 *
Apr 4 -Apr 10    VP2EJ           1237 *
Mar 21-Apr 5     VP5/..          1236
NOW   -Apr       VP8ROT          1236
Mar 29-Apr 3     XV3..           1235
Mar 26-Apr 4     YV5/NE8Z        1235
NOW              ZK3HC           1234
Apr 1 -Apr 15    ZY0SAT          1237 *

 * = new
...= and other calls

QSL Managers

correction: 7Z1AC via WA4JTK

QSL arrived direct: TA0/IZ7ATN/p (AS-099, EU-186), TE6U (NA-155), TF/LA2IJ, TF8GX (K1WY), TF8SM, TI2/DL8DU, TI7/N5BEK, TG9NX,TJ2RSF, TR0A/p (AF-089), TR8IG, TR8XX, UA0FZ (AS-018), UA2BD, UA1PAC/p (EU-086), UA1PAO/p (EU-086), UA1QV/1 (EU-085), UA1TAN/1 (EU-147 EU-162),UR3GA (EU-179),UU7J/p (EU-180), V26EA, V26ET, V26FM, V26WP, V31QI (K7RO),V31YW (NA-073), V31RU, V44NK, V47X, V51E, V7G, V73GOD, V73JK (OC-028), V73GT, V73UX (OC-028), VK0MM (AN-005, VK4AAR), VK9CQ, VK9NS (OC-005), VK9XV, VK9XY, VK6BM (OC-234),VP2E,VP2EV, VK6BSI (OC-243), VK8AN/6 (OC-154),VK9NS (OC-005),VP2MDY, VP2MPA, VP5/K9RS, VP5DA, VP5DX, VP5T, VP5VAC, VP8DBQ, VP8DCD, VP9GE, VR2BG, VU2ELJ, VU2XO, W2KV/2 (NA-111), W2RA/VY0 (NA-047), WA2SLH/VP9, WH0ABA


TNX: DE1MGL, DF6EX, DH4JQ, DJ2UB, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL7VOA, F6AJA, HB9EAA, PA3ARM, PA3AXU, PS7JN, ZS6ARF, 425 DX News, ARRL Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, KB8NW (OPDX-Bulletin), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.