DX News Letter 1240
April 16, 2001

DX-NL 1240 - April 16, 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)


ALBANIA, ZA Loreto, IK7VJP, will stay and operate as ZA1/IK7VJP from Durres for the next two months. QSL via IK7VJP, bureau ok.

BERMUDA, VP9, NA-005 Richard, VP9/AI5P, puts his emphasis on CW and the WARC bands between Apr 29 and May 9. QSL via AI5P.

BORKUM, DL, EU-047 Willy, DL1BJN, and a few radio friends will sign DA0IMD during the International Marconi Day (April 21). They are on staying on the island from Apr 19-22. Borkum counts as N-01 for the German Islands Award.

CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS, FK, OC-176 The first expedition to this brand new DXCC entity starts on Apr 24 to arrive on the island three days later. They plan to operate with three stations simultaneously mainly on the lowbands and 15m/6m until May 3. The operators Jacky, F2CW, Dany, F5CW, Georges, FK8FS, Daniel, FK8FU, Philippe, FO3BM, and Akinori, ZL1GO/JA4EKO will use either TX0C or TX5C from the island. During their trip they will sign TX4A/mm. QSL: 6m via JA1BK, all other bands via ZL3CW.

CUBA, CO, NA-015 Eric, F5SSM, stays there from Apr 23-30 and hopes to get a license.

DOMINICA, J7, NA-101 Hugo, HB9AFH, and Uli, HB9CGA, will hit the airwaves on 10-80m signing J79CGA mainly in CW from Apr 21 until May 4. QSL via HB9CGA, bureau ok. More information available at: http://surf.agri.ch/hb9afh/

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M2 Bruce, KD6WW, is visiting some islands in this area: Apr 20-23: AS-058, Apr 24-28: AS-073 and a few others between Apr 29 and May 2.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 3C Martin, 3C5J, is operating from an oil platform offshore Bioko Island. Unfortunately this does not count for DXCC. Read more about him on his homepage: http://www.cleddau.com/3c5j/cw.html.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8, SA-002 Rob,GM3YTS, Jack, GM4COX, Tom, GM4FDM, and Gavin, GM0GAV, will be on the air with two stations in CW on the low and WARC bands from Apr 23 until May 8. QSL via GM4FDM. Read more at: http://www.hfdx.co.uk/vp8sdx/.

ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, IA5, EU-028, IIA GR-002 Riccardo,IK0YUJ, will work as IA5/IK0YUJ mainly in CW on 6-40m from Apr 22-25. QSL via bureau or direct.

GIBRALTAR, ZB2 ZB2/DL7AFS and ZB2/DJ7ZG are the calls of Babs and Lot from Apr 23-30. They will operate in RTTY/PSK/SSB on 10-80m and logs will be put online to: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/.

GUAM, KH2 Shige, JI3CEY, is QRV as KH2/JI3CEY on HF+6m from the shack of KH2JU during his holiday on Guam from Apr 21-23. QSL via JI3CEY, bureau or direct.

LIPARI, ID9, EU-017 Nino, ID9/I2IAU, is mainly QRV in SSB/RTTY (CW/PSK31 possible) until Apr 28. If the weather is fine he will make a short trip to Scoglio Giafante on Apr 21 or 22.

MALDIVE ISLANDS, 8Q Peter, HA2SX, is QRV since Apr 14 and will sign 8Q7KK till May 4. He is QRV in CW/RTTY/PSK31, from time to time also SSB and SSTV, on 10-80m QSL via HA2SX.

NEPAL, 9N Kaz, JA8MWU, is in Kathmandu again between Apr 23 and May 3. He is QRV as 9N7WU on 6-20 m in SSB only! Preferred frequencies are 14160, 21280, 28480 and 50125 kHz. QSL via JA8MWU, bureau or direct.

SERMATA ISLAND, YB, OC-??? YE8XM tries to activate this island as YE8XM/p from April 14-20.

ST CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS, V4, NA-104 Joe, VE3BW, cancelled his activity as V47CA from Apr 10-24. But now you can work John, N7YB (ex W7TDJ), as V47YB who is mostly QRV on 20m SSB from Apr 20-29. QSL via N7YB.

SUMMER ISLES, GM, EU-092 Jim, MM0BQI, is QRV from Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10) signing MM0BQI/p or GB5SI in SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31 on 10-80m from Apr 20-23. QSL via MM0BQI, bureau or direct.

TANEGA-SHIMA ISLAND, JA, AS-032 Haya, JF6WTY, is working as a teacher on this island for the next five years. He is QRV in CW and SSB on HF and 6m. QSL via JF6WTY.

TRINIDAD, 9Y Charlie, N2IM, will be on the air as 9Y4/N2IM running 100 watts on 20/ 15/10/6m between Apr 26 and May 4. QSL via N2IM, direct only.

VEN ISLAND, SM, EU-137 SM7DAY, SM7DDR and SM7NGH are QRV in SSB/CW on 20/15/10m from Apr 20-22 QSLs via the homecalls of the operators.

VAYGACH ISLAND, UA1, EU-086 Alan, UA1PAC, and Serge, UA1PAO, will sign UA1PAC/p and UA1PAO/p in CW/ SSB/RTTY on 10-40m from Apr 14-22. QSL via UA1PAC.


Vaygach Island is situated at 70°10' North and 59° East in the Barents See (part of the Arctic Ocean) northeast of the Ural mountains between the mainland and Novaya Zemlya Island. It measures about 3400 sqkm. The tundra like island was discovered by the Russian captain Vaygach in the 16th century. Nowadays it has two small villages Vaygach and Varnet mostly populated by miners.

Amateur radio: prefix UA1P, DXCC European Russia, IOTA-EU-086, one of the rare European islands.


QSL direct: 3A/OH1RY, 3A2K, 3B9FR, 3C1AG (AF-010), 3D2AD, 3D2BE, 3D2TC, 3DA0NL, 3DA0WPX, 3V8BB, 3W2LWS, 3W2VKD, 3W50K (AS-132), 3W7TK, 4F4IX, 4K9C (PA3EPG), 4L8A (OZ1HPS), 4S7NE, 4S7UB, 4U1ITU,4U1UN, 4W/ON6TT (OC-148), 4W6MM, 4X/OE1GZA, 5A1A, 5A31, 5B4AGN, 5H3RK, 5T5TD/P (AF-050), 5T5YD/p (AF-050), 5X1Z, 5Z4IC,5Z4XW,6W6/K3IPK, 6W6JX, 6Y5WJ, 6Y8A, 7Q7HB (G0IAS), 7S5Z (EU-177), 7P8/ZS5GMW, 7X4DR, 7X5JF, 8A3B (OC-197), 8P9P, 8P6SH (KU9C), 9H1AL, 9H1ET, 9M2/G4YXI (AS-074), 9M6YAT, 9N7RB, 9V1YC, 9Y4VU, A35AU (OC-049), A22DX, A45XR, A51AA, A52JS, A52UD, A52W, A61AF, A61AJ, A92GE, A92GM (KA8JRM), AH6OZ, AP2HA.

QSL bureau: HF0POL, HI9/DL4JS, KH0/JA8CCL, KH0/JN1WTK, OA5/F5TYY, OY/DL1MGB, KP2/K6RO (OC066), S79TXF (G3TXF), SV8CRI, SV9/DL8YRM, T95A,T97M, T97V, T98W, TI9CF, TL0R, TZ/DF8AN, UA0FAI (AS-018), UA2AA,V26AA, V26K, V26X (K8CX), V31KQ (WA0ETE), V47AX (DK5AX).

QSL managers

Stefan, DJ7AO, is not the QSL manager of YV5/DL2GG anymore because he has no time left for that. Who likes to have this job?

For some health reasons DK8LV was not able to answer any QSLs for R2/DK8LV yet. He also had some problems with the printer in Russia.


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 21    3B6RF           1226, 1227
Apr 3 -Apr ??    3V8DJ           1237
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
NOW   -Apr 19    8Q7JB           1239
Apr 14-May 4     8Q7KK           1240 *
Apr 20-May 2     9M2..           1240 *
Apr 23-May 3     9M7WU           1240 *
Apr 26-May 4     9Y4/N2IM        1240 *

Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Apr 23-Apr 30    CO/F5SSM        1240 *
Apr 19-Apr 22    DA0IMD          1240 *
Apr 14-Apr 21    F5SGI           1238
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225, 1239
NOW   -Apr ??    FO/DL7FT        1238
Apr 20-Apr 23    GB5SI           1240 *

Mar 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Apr 22-Apr 25    IA5/IK0YUJ      1240 *
NOW   -Apr 28    ID9/I2IAU       1240 *
Apr 21-May 4     J79CGA          1240 *
Apr 10-Apr 20    JA6GXK          1238
Jun 1 -Jun 12    JA6GXK          1238
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
Apr 7 -Apr 20    JW9XGA          1239

Apr 21-Apr 23    KH2/JI3CEY      1240 *
Apr 14-Apr 22    W1VX/KH4        1239
Apr 14-Apr 20    OH/DL..         1238
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Apr 6 -Apr 19    S7 ??           1237
Apr 21-Apr 28    SM7/DL2..       1239
Apr 20-Apr 22    SM7DAY..        1240 *
NOW   -Apr       SV8/DL1IAQ      1239
Apr 12-Apr 23    SV8/HB9EBC      1239
Apr 27-May 3     TX0C            1240 *

Apr 14-Apr 22    UA1PAC/p..      1240 *
Apr 20-Apr 29    V47YB           1240 *
Apr 10-Apr 20    V51/ZS4NS       1238
Apr 19-Apr 26    V73E            1239
Apr 21-Apr 24    VK9ML           1339
NOW   -Apr       VP8ROT          1236
Apr 23-May 8     VP8SDX          1240 *
Apr 29-May 9     VP9/AI5P        1240 *
Apr 14-Apr 20    YE8XM/p         1240 *
NOW   -Jun       ZA1/IK7VJP      1240 *
Apr 23-Apr 30    ZB2/DL..        1240 *

 * = new
...= and other calls

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