DX News Letter 1245
May 21, 2001

DX-NL 1245 - May 21, 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)


ARUBA, P4 Jim, N6TJ, is QRV as P41T during WPX Contest. QSL via VE3HO. AI6V, S59AA and S50A will sign P49V during the Contest.

CRETE, SV9 Laci, HA0HW (J49HW), Tamas, HA4DX (J49DX), and Bandi, HA5NG (J49NG), are QRV between May 25 and June 7 including WPX Contest. They will try to activate one of the offshore islands (EU-187) on June 2/3. QSL via homecalls.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 Danny, ON4ON, and Harvey, ON5SY, are on the air as 9M6ONT from Sabah from May 21-30. They also intend to participate in the WPX CW Contest.

GUADELOUPE, FG Jack, RW3QC, and Igor, RN3OA, are QRV as FG5BG (WPX CW Contest) and FG/KC8QKF (prior and after contest) from May 21-28. QSL via RN3OA, bureau or direct.

GUAM ISLAND, KH2, OC-026 The Guam Contest Club members JG3RPL/N1BJ, JI3ERV/NH2C, JR7OMD/WI3O and JR8VSE/NH2N will show up as AH2R in the WPX CW Contest. They want to break the old Oceania record in the multi single class. QSL via JH7QXJ, bureau ok.

GUERNSEY, GU A few radio amateurs from Gladbeck (L03) are on the air as MU/homecalls on the IOTA frequencies on 160m-70cm since May 19. Their activity lasts until May 26. QSL via homecalls.

HARSTENA ISLAND, SM, EU-177 DF6JC, SM5NGK and SM5WAF are signing 8S5T in CW/SSB on 10/15/20/40/80m from May 24-26. QSL via DF6JC.

HILBRE ISLAND, G, EU-120 GB0HI is the callsign of G0WRE, G0VBD, M0BOS, G0XBI, G0WAB and G4WXO from May 25-28. QSL via bureau.

ILE SAINTE-MARIE, 5R, AF-090 Bert, PA3GIO, will sign 5R8GY from this island belonging to Madagascar between May 30/31 and June 9. He intends to operate in SSB on 10-80m with 100 watts. Bert prefers QSL via bureau to PA3GIO. Check his website: http://www.pa3gio.nl/5R/.

KEFKEN ISLAND, TA, AS-new The clubstation TA2KI will work in CW/SSTV from this "new" island during the first week of June.

LAMPEDUSA ISLAND, IG9, AF-019 Nicolas, F5TGR, is signing IG9/F5TGR in CW/SSB on 10-40m between May 23 and June 3. QSL via F5TGR, bureau ok.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0 Rob, PA0RDY, is running 100 watts in SSB/RTTY on 10/15/20/40m from May 25-29. He'll also participate in the WPX CW Contest. QSL via PA0RDY.

MACAO, XX9 Arto, OH2KW, is QRV once again from Macao signing XX9TKW during the WPX CW Contest. QSL via bureau.

NORTH JYLLAND, OZ, EU-171 Helmut, DL7VOX, is using the call OZ/DL7VOX/p mostly in CW on all bands including WARC between May 27 and June 8. QSL via bureau.

PROVIDENCIALES ISLAND, VP5, NA-002 W3RM and N3MT are QRV from this island belonging to Turks and Caicos between May 31 and Jun 14. Look for them to show up as VP5/... mostly in CW on 10-80m. QSL via homecalls.

SANTA CATARINA ISLAND, PU3, SA-026 Paul, PY3DX, Koetz, PY3KK, Xris, PY3FOX, and Andy, PY3YY, are signing PU3A during the WPX CW Contest. Before and after the contest they work also in SSB and on the WARC bands. QSL via PY3DX, bureau ok.

SVALBARD, JW7, EU-026 Tor, LA7FJA, is QRV in SSB signing JW7FJA on 10-20m (also WARC) from May 25-31. QSL via LA7FJA.

TAHITI, OC-046 JA3MCA will be on the air in CW/SSB on 10-80m from May 27-29. QSL via JA3MCA.

TERSCHELLING, PA, EU-038 Maurice, ON4BAM, operates as PA/ON4BAM/m out of his car using an Outbacker antenna from May 24-27. QSL via bureau.


Lampedusa Island is situated 205km South of Sicily Island and 113km East of Tunisia. The islands is about 9km long and 3km wide covering an area of 20 sqkm. Though it is politically part of Italy it geologically belongs to the African continent. Even the landscape is typically African. The island had many forests until 1760 nowadays the vegetation is rather scanty.

There are a few signs showing that Lampedusa has already been settled back in early history. There are many ruins of Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Arab settlements, the first document writing about Lampedusa was written by Pope Leone III to Karl the Great around 800 a.d. It writes about a battle between the Byzantine and Sarazenes. Even today the tourists are shown some traces of a horse killed in battle in the "Cavallo Bianco" district of the island's capital city. On July 14, 1551 the Genuese Admiral Andrea Doria lost his complete fleet with 1000 people in a heavy storm here. The years after that the island was mostly inhabited by pirates and there is also a story told of Andrea Anfossi who fled from the pirate's prison, built a canoe, painted a Madonna with child onto the sails and arrived healthy back home in Imperia. In 1872 the Italians built a prison on the island and used in until WW II. In 1951 they got electricity and only in 1963 the got their first telephone on Lampedusa. The first airport was built in 1982.

Amateur radio: prefix IG9. DXCC entity: Italy. IOTA: AF-019.


Since I got the information of the J5X activity not from the original source the information itself was not complete. Correct is: J5X (160-10m, SSB and CW) via DJ6SI J5X (RTTY and 6m) via DL1QW

QSL Info

QSLs arrived direct: 3D2AG/p, 4L0G, 5A23PA, 5B4/DF1IAV, 5C8M (DJ9MH),6K5SDI, 9H0A, 9H1EL, 9Q5FH, 9U/EA1FH (EA1FFC), 9V1XE (DL4DBR), A35MO (OC-169), AC4WW (NA-112), BA1AJ/7 (AS-094),C6AGS, BT0S (BA4DC), C6AJR (W8GEX), C6DX (NA054 via W8GEX), CO1OTA (NA-093), CO7OTA (NA-086), CO8OTA (NA-218), CO9OTA (NA-201), CQ9S (AF-047), CU6/DJ6SI, FH/G3TXF, FO0BOG, FO8AA, FR5DX, GD4PTV, GH0STH/P, JW0HR

QSLs arrived bureau: 4S7NZG (NZ9Z), 4W/OH2BF (OH2IC), 5C8M (DJ9MH), 5V7VJ (DL7UFR), 5X1GS (WB2YQH), 7P8AA (DL8VOR), 8P9NX (W0SA), 9J2AM (JA0JHA),9M2/JI1ETU,9V1XE (DL4DBR), A52A (W4MPY), C6AJR (W8GEX), CE0Y/UA6AF, DL2DXA/HI9, DL4VCG/HC8, EA9/EA7CTE, FG/JA1WPX/p, HB0/PI4TUE, HP1AC, J28NH (F5IPW), J6/OH1HX, J68ID, K5K, K7DBV/HR3


DATE             CALL            DXNL

May 30-Jun 9     5R8GY           1245 *
NOW   -May       5T5YD           1222, 1224
May 20-May 29    6Y1A..          1244
Apr 28-May 27    8J3EAG          1241
May 24-May 26    8S5T            1245 *
May 21-May 30    9M6ONT          1245 *
NOW   -Jun       9Q5BQ           1242

NOW              AH2R            1245 *
Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
NOW              C91MR/3         1244
NOW   -May 27    D70IAF          1241
May 24-May 28    F5XX/p..        1244
May 21-May 28    FG5BG           1245 *
May 21-May 28    FG/KC8QKF       1245 *
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225, 1239
May 25-May 28    GB0HI           1245 *
May 28-Jun 6     GM3OFT          1244
May 25-May 29    HB0/PA0RDY      1245 *
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
May              HC8N            1243
Apr 25-Aug 14    HS0ZCW          1241

May 23-May 27    IB0S            1244
May 23-Jun 3     IG9/F5TGR       1245 *
May 25-Jun 7     J49HW..         1245 *
Jun 1 -Jun 12    JA6GXK          1238
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
May 29-Jun       JT1Y            1244
Nov 17-May/2001  JW3FL           1223
May 31-Jun 10    JW3OHA          1231
May 25-May 31    JW7FJA          1245 *
May 18-May 27    KH6/DH5PK       1244
May 27-Jun 2     KU4OJ           1244
May 19           KW4JS           1243

May 28-Jun 8     OY9UR           1244
May 19-May 26    OZ/DL..         1243
May 27-Jun 8     OZ/DL7VOX       1245 *
May 18-Aug 22    P29IO           1243
NOW              P41T            1245 *
NOW              P49V            1245 *
NOW              PU3A            1245 *
May 24-Jun 1     PY0F            1244
May 27-Jun 3     SV8/ON..        1244
May 19-May 27    SV9/DJ9HQ       1244
May              T48K            1243
1st week of June TA2KI           1245 *
May 15-May 27    TM0AR           1243
May   -Sep       TT8JE           1243

May 31-Jun 14    VP5/W3RM..      1245 *
Apr 25-Aug 14    VU/K4VUD        1241
NOW              XX9TKW          1245 *
May 22-May 25    YC9WZJ/9        1244
NOW   -Jun       ZA1/IK7VJP      1240
May 16-May 29    ZK1EFD          1243
NOW   -May?      ZL7IR           1241

 * = new
...= and other calls

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