DX News Letter 1243
May 7, 2001

DX-NL 1243 - May 7, 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)


CATALINA ISLAND, W6 N6UB/p will be the call of the United Radio Amateur Club active from May 11-14. The operators Neal, N6NW, Martin, N6UB, and Dale, W7IXL, will show up in SSB/CW/PSK31 on 10-40m. QSL via N6UB, direct only!

CHAD, TT Eric, F5JKK, will hit the airwaves for four months during the 2nd or 3rd week of May. He tries to obtain his old callsign TT8JE again. He will work in CW/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV on HF (mainly 10/12/17/30m) and 50 MHz where he will also run a 25 watts beacon on 50.096 MHz. QSL via F6FNU.

CUBA, CO, NA-086 The Radio Club Las Tunas will sign T48K during the WPX CW Contest. Op's will be Raul, CO8ZZ, Doug, CO8DM, and Josue, CO8JY. QSLs via bureau or direct to DK1WI or DL9US.

ELBA ISLAND, IA5, EU-028 Jean-Pierre, ON4BBA, and 7 other amateurs of the DST Amateur Radio Club will sign IA5/homecall from Elba mostly in SSB from May 12-19. They plan to operate on VHF also, skeds can be arranged via e-mail to: on4bba@village.uunet.be. QSL via bureau to ON4DST.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8, SA-002 Gav, GM0GAV, Rob, GM3YTS, Tom, GM4FDM, and Jack, GM4COX, of the GM DX Group are signing VP8SDX until May 10. Frequencies and modes are:

     CW:    1823.5, 3503, 7003, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893,28023 kHz;
     SSB:   1843, 3793, 7053, 14193, 18123, 21263, 24923, 28493 kHz;
     RTTY: 14083, 21083, 28083 kHz and PSK-31 on 14069 kHz.

Check their online log at: http://www.hfdx.co.uk/vp8sdx/logsearch.html.

FRANCE, F TM0AR is the special event call during the International Festival of Art and Technology from May 15-27. Operation takes place on 10-40m.

GALAPAGOS, HC8, SA-004 HC8N will participate in the multi/multi class of the upcoming WPX CW Contest activated by K5PI, K6TA, K6KO, N0JK, N5KO and W6OAT. QSL via AA5BT, direct only again?

LANGELAND ISLAND, OZ, EU-172 DARC OV X36 Bad Salzungen members DL1AZZ, DL4AMK, DL5ASE, DL3ARK, DH8WW, DL1AQU and DL1AQV are conducting an IOTA Expedition as OZ/homecall from QTH DIA: FY-019 (Danish Island Award) from May 19-26. They are running four radios with two amps in SSB/CW/RTTY on 80-6m (including WARC). QSL via DARC to their homecalls or direct.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2 Ron, VK3IO, wrote he will be on air as P29IO between May 18 and Aug 22. QSL via VK3IO.

RAROTONGA, ZK1, OC-013 Carsten, DL1EFD, will operate as ZK1EFD running 100 watts with vertical and wires from 80-10m mostly in CW 8 kHz from band edges from May 16-29 He plans also to participate on the CQWW WPX CW Contest. QSL via DL1EFD, bureau ok.

ISLAND DE SACRIFICIOS, XE2, NA-new Victor, XE1UQZ, is signing XE2UOX in CW/SSB on the classic HF bands from May 11-15. He had not sufficient paperwork for his first time activity in Oct 2000 but now he hopes to have it all to apply for a new IOTA number. QSL via XE1UQZ.

THIEF NECK ISLAND, W4 KW4JS will hit the airwaves from this little island in the Tennessee river (USI reference TN-007) on May 19. The Roane County Amateur Club will be QRV on 10 to 20m.

TORCELLO ISLAND, I3, EU-131, IIA E-11 The annual meeting of the Crazy DX Group takes place on this island in the Venezian lagoon on May 19/20. The call of the special event station is not known yet.

TROUGHTON ISLAND, OC-154 Dan, VK8AN, is active again from May 9-22. Every time he goes to the island he carries another piece of equipment there. QSL via VK4AAR, direct only.

WOLIN ISLAND, SP, EU-132 Helmut, DL7VO, is QRV mainly in CW on all HF bands from May 3-15. QSL via DL7VOX, bureau ok.


The island group Islas Scarificios is situated at 19°12'North and 96°05'West in the Mexican Gulf off the coast of Veracruz. It consists of the islands, reefs and rocks Arrecife Anegada, Isla de la Adentro, Arrecife Blanquilla, Arrecife Pajaros, Arrecife de la Gallega, Arrecife Galleguilla, Isla Verde and Isla Hormos. The original Isla de Scrificios is a small sandbank with a lighthouse and a base of the coastguard.

This is said to be the island on which Hernando Cortes landed in 1519 before he started for Technochtitlan. This are belonged to the empire of Montezuma. They found stone altars on which humans were sacrificed only a short time before they landed on the island. That is where the name Isla de Sacrificios comes from.

Amateur radio: This island belongs to Mexico, prefix XE. The first activity was by XF2NVA on June 6-8, 1997 (HAM-EA-Info DX) while most sources say the first DXpedition to this island was done by Jose Levy, CE1J, as XF2UQZ from Oct 11-13, 2000.


QSL direct: RI1POM (EU-068), SV5/DL8DZV, SV5/HA6NL/P, SV8/DJ4PI/p (EU-174), SV8/IZ7ATN/p (EU-174), T20CK, TK/HB9ASP/p, V31YN (DJ4KW), V73GJ, VQ9GB (K7GB), VY0DO, YC4FIJ (OC-144), Z32XX, ZD9/ZS1B (AF-030), ZF2LM, ZK1CG, ZL/SM3TLG (OC-201), ZS7B (after 28 months)



DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 5 -May 19    3B6RF           1226, 1227, 1241
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
Apr 28-May 27    8J3EAG          1241
NOW   -Jun       9Q5BQ           1242

Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
NOW   -May 15    CQ3E            1242
NOW   -May 27    D70IAF          1241
May 4 -May 11    EM5QRP          1242
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225, 1239
May 1 -May 12    HC2/UA4WAE      1242
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
May              HC8N            1243 *
Apr 25-Aug 14    HS0ZCW          1241

May 19-May 20    I3..            1243 *
May 12-May 19    IA5/ON..        1243 *
Jun 1 -Jun 12    JA6GXK          1238
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
May 19           KW4JS           1243 *
May 11-May 14    N6UB/p          1243 *

May 19-May 26    OZ/DL..         1243 *
May 18-Aug 22    P29IO           1243 *
May 3 -May 15    SP/DL7VOX       1243 *
May 7 -May 22    SV9/PA9JJ       1242
May              T48K            1243 *
May 15-May 27    TM0AR           1243 *
May   -Sep       TT8JE           1243 *

May 10-May 16    V47UY           1242
May 8 -May 22    VK8AN           1243 *
NOW   -May 10    VP8SDX          1243 *
Apr 25-Aug 14    VU/K4VUD        1241
May 7 -May 14    W4WX/C6A        1242
May 11-May 15    XE2UOX          1243 *
NOW   -Jun       ZA1/IK7VJP      1240
May 16-May 29    ZK1EFD          1243 *
Apr 28-May 18    ZK1NDS..        1241
NOW   -May?      ZL7IR           1241

 * = new
...= and other calls

2000 ARRL Most Needed DXCC Entities

  1 P5     North Korea
  2 BS7H   Scarborough Reef
  3 E4     Palestine
  4 FO/A   Austral Islands
  5 FO/M   Marquesas Islands
  6 H40    Temotu Province
  7 BV9P   Pratas Island
  8 VU4    Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  9 7O     Yemen
 10 A5     Bhutan
 11 3Y     Bouvet Island
 12 VU7    Lakshadweep Islands
 13 VK0/M  Macquarie Island
 14 E3     Eritrea
 15 FR/T   Tromelin Island

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