DX News Letter 1241
April 23, 2001

DX-NL 1241 - April 23, 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)


AGALEGA ISLANDS, 3B6, AF-001 On April 29 a large team will depart from Zurich airport to arrive on Agalega on May 5. Already at noon of that day Jacky, 3B8CF, Riki, 4X4NJ, Leonid, 4Z5FL, Luis, CT1AGF, Antonio, CT1EPV, Matthias, DL3KUD, Mart, DL6UAA, Jack, F6HMJ, Derek, G3KHZ, Rene, HB9BQI, Christine, HB9BQW, Hermann, HB9CRV, Hans-Peter, HB9BXE, Cederic, HB9HFN, Karl, HB9JAI, Friedhelm, HB9JBI, Steve, N3SL, Ken, NK6F, and Stefan, SP9RTI, plan to hit the airwaves with the first station signing 3B6RF. Their stay is scheduled to last until May 19. Operation takes place on split frequencies only and the guys down there ask to be patient while they prefer working with those areas which are difficult to reach from Agalega (e.g. USA, PY, KH6, KL7). The European radio amateurs profit from a strategy similar to the last KH5K DXpedition! Read more details at http://www.agalega2000.ch.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7, OC-038 Ed, K8VIR/ZL4IR, is conducting another business trip to the Chathams during the next few weeks. He intends to operate as ZL7IR on 14260, 18130 and 21260 kHz during his spare time. QSL direct via W8WC.

COOK ISLANDS, ZK1 The two Bavarian Contest Club members Uwe, DL9NDS, and Klaus, DL7NFK, plan to operate as ZK1NDS and ZK1NFK from the Cook Islands between Apr 28 and May 18. They are planning to work from Rarotonga (OC-013), Mangaja Island (OC-159), Aitutaki Island (OC-083) and Manihiki (OC-014) They are carrying amplifiers, verticals and also several wire beams in their equipment. Emphasis will be put on the modes RTTY/PSK31/MFSK16. QSL via homecalls. Online log at: http://www.dl9nds.de/Cook/cook.html.

GLENAN ISLANDS, F, EU-094 The Provins Radio Club, F6KOP, plans a DXpedition to Saint-Nicolas, (locator IN77XR) between Apr 27 and May 1. They will use 50.210 MHz as their listening frequency. If they don't get a special TM call (they applied for TM5N) they will be on the air as F6KOP/p. QSL via F4TTR.

HOUAT ISLAND, F, EU-048 Francois, F2GL, will be QRV in CW/SSB from 80-10m (also WARC) between Apr 30 and May 6. QSL to F2GL, direct or via bureau.

INDIA, VU Charly, K4VUD, is travelling Asia between Apr 25 and Aug 14. He applied for an Indian licence, from Thailand he will be QRV as HS0ZCW later on. He also hopes to become QRV from Laos.

JAPAN, JA 8J3EAG is the special event callsign of the East Asian Games in Osaka operating on 80/40/20/15/10m from Apr 28 until May 27. An online log will be available at http://www.qsobank.net/cgi-bin/logsearch.pl. QSL via bureau or direct to JA3DBD.

JOHNSTON ISLAND, KH3, OC-023 Bert, V73GOD, may hit the airwaves during the next week.

MALDIVE ISLANDS, 8Q, AS-013 Shigeo, JA1JQY will be on the air as 8Q7JY mainly in CW on 6-40m during The Japanese Golden Week from Apr 28 until May 3.

MAYOTTE, FH, AF-027 Yutaka, JJ1LIB, will appear on the bands 6-40m (also WARC) as FH/JJ1LIB between Apr 29 and May 4. He intends to work mostly in RTTY on HF and in CW/SSB on 6m. QSL via JJ1LIB, bureau ok.

MIYAKO ISLAND, JA6, AS-079 Take, JI3DST/6, will be QRV in SSB/RTTY/SSTV on 10/15/40m from Apr 28 until May 6 . QSL via JI3DST. --- JH0BLI/6 will then be QRV in CW/SSB on 10-40m from May 3-5.

ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2, OC-070 Kit, JA1NVF, will sign 3D2NV/p in SSB on 6-40m from Apr 30 until May 3. He will go to The Fijis afterwards. QSL via JA1NVF, bureau ok.

SHIP ISLAND, W, NA-082 Silvano, KB5GL, will be QRV on 10/12/15m from Apr 28, 1600 UTC until Apr 29, 2030 UTC. QSL via KB5GL.

SOUTH KOREA, HL The special event station D70IAF celebrating the opening of the new Incheon International Airport is QRV until May 27. QSL via HL1IWD.

TAM ISLAND, 3W, AS-new Bac Ai, 3W6AR, Hau, 3W6LI, Alan, BA1DU, Jin, BA4TA, and Liao, BA7QT, are on the air with two stations working in CW and SSB on the usual DX QRGs signing 3W7D from Apr 26 till May 1. QSL via BA1DU, direct or bureau.

TARANTO VECCHIA, I7 Francesco, IZ7AUH, and Fabio, IZ7CRW, will be active from Taranto Vecchia (IIA: TA-04) on Apr 28/29. More info at http://www.iz7auh.com/ta004/. QSL for IZ7AUH via bureau or direct, QSL for IZ7CRW direct only.

USTICA ISLAND, IE9, EU-051 Erminio, IE9/IZ8AJQ, and Mario, IE9/IZ8DBJ, are QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY (perhaps also PSK31) on 10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80m from Apr 26-29. QSL via bureau.

YAP ISLAND, V6, OC-012 Tada, JA1WPX, is signing V63YV between Apr 30 and May 3. He is QRV in CW/SSB on 6-40m and may be active as KH2/JA1WPX from Guam afterwards. QSL via JA1WPX.

Agalega Islands

The Agalega Islands are situated 950km North of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean at 10°40'South and 56°55'East. Altogether North and South island have an area of 70 sq km, from north to south it measures about 10km. Both islands are linked by a sandbank. The climate is subtropically, average temp is 23° Celsius and the raining period lasts from Nov to Apr (tornadoes between Sep and May).

The islands in the Indian Ocean were settled already by the Phoenicians and Malayans and rediscovered by the Portuguese sailor Pedro Mascarenhas in 1512 Since then all islands east of Madagascar (e.g. Mauritius, Reunion, Rodri- gues) were named Mascarene Islands. After Dutch, French and English admini- stration over the islands around Mauritius were given got full sovereignity in 1968.

On North Island there is an airstrip but the main village is Sainte Rita on South Island including of a school, a meteorological station and a small hospital for the 500 inhabitants. Copra and coconut oile are produced for export, some cattle are raised and vegetable grown for local use. There are some roads, but only few cars.

Amateur radio: prefix: 3B6, own DXCC entity.

QSL Manager

Dave, N4XO, keeps receiving QSLs for PJ8AA though he was only active with that call back in 1994! He cannot confirm QSOs taken place at a later time.

QSL direct: AP2N (KU9C), AX2GAMES, B4R, BA4DW/4 (AS-150), BA4DW/5 (AS-137), BA7JA/p (AS-129), BD4ED/4 (AS-138), BD5HAG, BI4Q (AS-135), BI4S (AS-150), BV9A, BV9O (AS-155), C21JH, C31OF, C56/DL2OE, C6AKP, C91CU, C91RF/p (AF088), CE8/KD6WW, CN2MP, CN8WW, CO8LY, D4D (AF-005), D68/G3OZF, D68BT, D68WL, D90CP, DS0DX/4 (AS-148), DU1/DK3GI, DU9BCD (OC-235), EA5KB/p (EU-151), EA8AH,EK6LP,EK7DX, EK8WY, EL2WW, EM1HO (AN-006),EP2MKO (UA6HCW),EP3SMH,ES1CC,ET3DP, ES0I (EU-034), EX8QB, EY1HQ, EY8/W6XD,EY8MM, EZ8AQ, EZ8BO

QSL bureau: V47BY, V47GU, V47KP, V63HO, V8A, VK9XT (DJ3OS), VK9XV (PA3GIO), VK9CQ, VP5R, XE1KK, VP9/DL3OCH, XU7AAO (JE1BQE), XZ0A(AS-144), XZ1N, YM3LZ, ZA/S51PF, ZD8Z (VE3HO), ZK3CW


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 19    3B6RF           1226, 1227, 1241 *
Apr 3 -May 3     3D2NV/p         1241 *
Apr 3 -Apr ??    3V8DJ           1237
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Apr 28-May 27    8J3EAG          1241 *
Apr 28-May 3     8Q7JY           1241 *
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
NOW   -May 27    D70IAF          1241*
Apr 30-May 6     F2GL            1241*
Apr 27-May 1     F6KOP/p         1241*
Apr 29-May 4     FH/JJ1LIB       1241*
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225, 1239
NOW   -Apr ??    FO/DL7FT        1238
Mar 21-Apr ??    H40RW           1235
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Apr 25-Aug 14    HS0ZCW          1241 *

Apr 22-Apr 25    IA5/IK0YUJ      1240
NOW   -Apr 28    ID9/I2IAU       1240
Apr 26-Apr 29    IE9/IZ8AJQ..    1241 *
Apr 28-Apr 29    IZ7AUH..        1241 *
Apr 21-May 4     J79CGA          1240
Jun 1 -Jun 12    JA6GXK          1238
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
May 3 -May 5     JH0BLI/6        1241 *
Apr 28-May 6     JI3DST/6        1241 *
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
NOW              KH3/V73GOD      1241 *
Dec 2 -Apr       P40MR           1226
Apr 21-Apr 28    SM7/DL2..       1239
NOW   -Apr       SV8/DL1IAQ      1239
Apr 27-May 3     TX0C            1240

Apr 20-Apr 29    V47YB           1240
Apr 30-May 3     V63YV           1241 *
Apr 19-Apr 26    V73E            1239
NOW   -Apr       VP8ROT          1236
Apr 23-May 8     VP8SDX          1240
Apr 29-May 9     VP9/AI5P        1240
Apr 25-Aug 14    VU/K4VUD        1241 *
NOW   -Jun       ZA1/IK7VJP      1240
Apr 23-Apr 30    ZB2/DL..        1240
Apr 28-May 18    ZK1NDS..        1241 *
NOW   -May?      ZL7IR           1241 *

 * = new
...= and other calls

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