DX News Letter 1238
April 2, 2001

DX-NL 1238 - April 2, 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)


ALAND ISLANDS, OH0, EU-002 Frank, DL2SWW, and Ric, DL2VFR, will be on the air in CW/SSB/RTTY from Apr 14-20. They have an internet poll where you need them on their web page: http://www.iota-expedition.com.

ARMENIA, EK Daniel, F5LGQ, will be QRV as EK8ZZ from Apr 9-12. He will then also take care of the QSLs of Karen, EK7DX.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO, OC-050 Frank, DL7FT, is momentarily active running only 100 watts into a LP5 in SSB only on 10-20m for the next three to four weeks. QSL direct only!

DANJO ISLANDS, JA6, AS-056 Masa, JA6GXK, will travel to Meshima Island several times this summer. Fixed dates are: April 10-20, May 1-10 and June 1-12. Masa is working at the lighthouse there and can be on air only during his spare time. Look for him on the usual IOTA frequencies from 40-15m. QSL via bureau ONLY!

FLORES ISLAND, CX, SA-030 Daniel, CX1AK, Laura, CX1GA, Luis, CX2GA, Estela Mary, CX3ACS, and Eduardo, CX8BU, will be active as CW1D from Apr 6-15. Emphasis will be put on the digital modes. QSL via CW1D, PO Box 37, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay.

GOTLAND, SM1, EU-020 Martin, SM0DTK, will be QRV as SM0DTK/1 from Apr 12-16. Skeds can be arranged via e-mail to sm0dtk@hem.passagen.se.

HAILUTO ISLAND, OH, EU-184 The Finnish clubstation OH8TA will operate from this island near Oulu from Apr 6-8. Operation takes place on HF and VHF, they will be stand by on 50.110 MHz.

HOPEN ISLAND, JW, EU-063 Per, LA3FL, is momentarily active from this small island signing JW3FL until June 2001. QSL via LA3FL.

ISHIGAKI ISLAND, JA, AS-024 Nasu, JM1TUK/6, is QRV mainly on 40-15m from Apr 4-16. QSL via JM1TUK.

JAMAICA, 6Y5, NA-097 Reiner, DL2AAZ, is on the air as 6Y5/DL2AAZ since March 29. He runs a TS50 into a groundplane operating in CW/SSB on 10-30m until Apr 4. QSL via DL2AAZ.

KING ISLAND, VK7, OC-233 Trevor, VK7TS, will be QRV as VK7TS/p mainly in SSB on 10-40m from Apr 6-9. QSL via VK7TS.

MALPELO ISLAND, HK0, SA-007 Jairo, HK5MQZ, and Hiro, HK5QGX/JA8BWI, are planning a DXpedition from April 10-21. On Apr 8 they will arrive on the island and will start to put up antennas for 160-6m to operate as HK5MQZ/0 (SSB, QSL direct) and HK5QGX/0 (CW, QSL via JA0MGR) from Apr 10-21.

NAMIBIA, V5 Starting on Apr 10 Nick, ZS4NS, will hit the airwaves as V51/ZS4NS mostly on 6m. He is standby on 50.110 MHz and if the band opens he will be QRV there. 10/15/20m will not be neglected anyway. His stay is planned until Apr 20. QSL via N7RO.

SAIPAN, KH0, OC-086 JA3AOP will be active on HF and 6m from Apr 13-17. QSL via JA3AOP.

SEPT FRERES, J2, AF-059 The J28CDX DXpedition announced in DXNL 1236 had to be postponed. Jean-Louis, J28NH (F5NHJ), is expected to show up from Apr 13-16. QSL via F5IPW, bureau ok.

SEYCHELLES, S7 Rolf, DK2ZF, is QRV via OSCAR 10 signing S79RN from grid locator LI75MP from Apr 1-15. Downlink: 145.895 MHz, AO-40 operation is also possible.

ST HELENA, ZD7, AF-022 Like everybody expected the ZD8K team is on the air right now as ZD7K between Mar 30 and Apr 12. QSL via GW0ANA.

YEU ISLAND, F, EU-064 Jean Marc, F5SGI, will be QRV mostly in CW on 80-10m from Apr 14-21. QSL via bureau.


Hopen (76° 47' N and 23° 46' E) is an island situated in the Barents Sea 185 km East of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) belonging to Norway. The island is 33km long and 2km wide and the highest mountain is the "Iversenfjellet" (370m). The mountain sides are very steep. Vegetation is very poor, mainly moss. The weather is very bad including considerable fog and rain. Hopen is surrounded by ice from November until July. During this time polar bears and arctic foxes often visit Hopen. In 1976 a total protection was adopted, in 1996 more than 400 bears were observed on the island!

Different stories are told about its discovery, most likely was the English whaling skipper Thomas Marmaduke of Hull who first saw the island in 1613 and named this island after his vessel "Hopewell". In WW2 the German army established the metorological station Husdalen which is used by Norway today

amateur radio: prefix JW, part of Spitsbergen (concerning DXCC and IOTA), IOTA EU-063, WAZ-zone 40, ITU 18, UTC +1h


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Apr 3 -Apr ??    3V8DJ           1237
Mar 28-Apr 5     4W/VK2QF        1237
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Mar 26-Apr 5     5W1BQ           1236
Mar 29-Apr 4     6Y5/DL2AAZ      1238 *
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
Apr 2 -Apr 16    CT3AS           1237
Apr 6 -Apr 15    CW1D            1238 *
NOW   -Apr 10    DU1/N6HPX       1237
Apr 6 -Apr 15    E29AL           1237
Apr 9 -Apr 12    EK8ZZ           1238 *
Apr 14-Apr 21    F5SGI           1238 *
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225
NOW   -2002      FO5R            1230
NOW   -Apr ??    FO/DL7FT        1238 *

Mar 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Apr 10-Apr 21    HK5MQZ/0        1238 *
Apr 13-Apr 16    J28CDX          1238 *
Mar 30-Apr 11    J3/W1HEO..      1235
Apr 10-Apr 20    JA6GXK          1238 *
May 1 -May 10    JA6GXK          1238 *
Jun 1 -Jun 12    JA6GXK          1238 *
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
Apr 4 -Apr 16    JM1TUK/1        1238 *
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
Mar 29-Apr 4     JX8XM           1237

Apr 13-Apr 17    KH0/JA3AOP      1238 *
Apr 14-Apr 20    OH/DL..         1238 *
Apr 6 -Apr 8     OH8TA           1238 *
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Apr 6 -Apr 19    S7 ??           1237
Apr 12-Apr 16    SM0DTK/1        1238 *
Apr 1 -Apr 15    SN79RN          1238 *
Mar 31-Apr 7     TM2A            1237
Mar 30-Apr 7     V2/W6JKV        1236
Apr 9 -Apr 24    V47CA           1237
Apr 10-Apr 20    V51/ZS4NS       1238 *
Apr 6 -Apr 9     VK7TS/p         1238 *
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
Mar 30-Apr 12    ZD7K            1238 *
Apr 1 -Apr 15    ZY0SAT          1237

 * = new
...= and other calls

QSL Managers

QSL direct: WH6CYC, WP2Z, XE1KK, XF4MX (NA-030), XQ0Y,XR0ZY,XU7AAS (SP5JTF), XU7AAP, XU7ABD, XU7ABI, XV3AA, XW3QBR, XX9TDX, YB0A, YB0GN, YB3ZMI (OC-237), YB8HZ/p (OC-242), YC7IPZ (OC-166), YC8RSW/p (OC-236), YC8TXW/p (OC-236), YC8UFF/p (OC-236), YC8XWJ (OC-076), YC9BU/p (OC-148, OC-241), YC9MKF (OC-241), YC9WZJ/p (OC-239 OC-241), YI9OM, YJ0AXC (OC-111),YJ0PD (OC-035), YJ0AZG, YJ0V, YJ2AD, YK9A, YP1W (EU-183), YW5LF, Z21GN, Z30M, ZS31ER (AF-085), Z31JA, Z32XX, ZA1B, ZB2X, ZC4A, ZC4ATC, ZC4GB, ZC4ZM, ZD7BG, ZD8A,ZD9ZM,ZK1ABR,ZK1AGL (OC-159),ZK1BQI (OC-013), ZK1DKX, ZK1NN

QSL bureau: 3A/OH9MM, 3A/W0YR, 3B8/DL6UAA, 3B8MM, 3DA5A, 3W6HM (AS-128), 4S7SW (ON6TZ), 5A1A5H1/PA3GIO (AF-063), 5N4BFD (DJ9FH), 5T5U (JA1UT), 5V7A, 5Z4GB, 5Z4WI (G3SWH), 6Y2A, 7O1YGF, 7S5A, 8M2000, 8Q7TV, 9A1CZZ/P (EU-110), 9A6AA (EU-136),9G5XO (DL7VFR), 9G5CW, 9J2A, 9K2RR, 9M6NA (JE1JKL), 9M6OO (N2OO),9V1BG (JL1MWI), A52FH, BQ9P, BX4AD, BY1DX, C42A, CX8AT, E21CJN, ZL6QH

TNX: CX1JJ, DE1MGL, DH1SGS, DJ5AV, DJ7ZG, DK2OY, DK2ZF DL1SBF,DL2BQV,DL3KWF, DL5MO, DL7VEE, IK1GPG, N4AA, NE8Z, ON4ZD, PA3ARM, 425 DX News,ARRL Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.