DX News Letter 1248
June 11, 2001

DX-NL 1248 - June 11, 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)


ANTIGUA, V2, NA-100 KC5EA, N5HGB and N5AU are QRV in CW/SSB from 10-40m until Jun 25.

BAFFIN ISLAND, NA-047 James, W2RA, is in Iqaluit (WAZ zone 2) and is working in CW mainly on 20/17m (also 30/15/6m) from June 11-17. QSL via W2RA.

CONTOY ISLAND, XF3, NA-045 Seven amateurs from Quintana Roo will be QRV as XF3CI on June 21/22. They will be QRV in SSB/CW/RTTY on 10-80m. This is the very first activity from this island in a national reservate. QSL via XE3OYJ, bureau ok.

EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Thor, 4W6MM, is back in Dili and has a better antenna and signal now. Unfortunately for the Europeans the HF beam is fixed beaming to North America and his 6m beam to Japan. During his spare time he is QRV on 10-20m. QSL direct to Thorvaldur Stefansson, Box 3699, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia.

EUBOEA ISLAND, SV1, EU-060 Celebrating the Cultural Festival in Aedipsos SW1SPA is on the air with two stations in CW/SSB/digital moded from June 15-25. QSL via SV1ENI.

GRAND BASQUE ISLAND, VE2, NA-125 Gilles, VE2MAM, is mainly QRV on 20m signing VE2MAM/p from Jun 16-21. QSL via bureau ok.

GUAM, KH2, OC-026 AH2G on 20m will take part in the ARRL Fieldday on Jun 23/24.

HVOSHOVIK ISLAND, UA1 Nick, RA1QQ, Alex, RA1QY, and Vlad, RA1QCZ, are momentarily signing .../p from this island. QSL via RA1QQ.

ISLA MUJERES, XE, NA-045 Michael, AB5EB, and his brother Jonathan, KB5SKN,are signing XF3/... in CW/SSB on 10-40m from June 18-23. Both QSLs via AB5EB.

ISLAND OF RHODES, SV5, EU-001 Carl, GW0VSW, is active as SV5/GW0VSW mainly in CW on 40-10m on the IOTA and QRP frequencies fom June 16-30. QSL via homecall.

ISLE OF MAN, MD, EU-116 Wade, AA8LL, and Liz, K8LIZ, are QRV in SSB on 10-40m signing MD/AA8LL and MD/K8LIZ from Jun 15-17. QSL via AA8LL respectively K8LIZ.

LAOS, XW Hiro, JA2EZD, is QRV as XW0X most likely until the end of June. QSL via XW2A.

MADEIRA, CT3, AF-014 Glen, K0JGH, and Pamela, N0ICF, will be active as CT3/... on 10-30m from Jun 20-26. They will emphasize the WARC bands during the weekends. RTTY and SSTV are planned as well.

MALPELO ISLAND, HK0, SA-007 Jairo, HK5MQZ, and Hiro, HK5QGX, will arrive on Malpelo around Jun 13. Their operation shall start on Jun 16 on 80-6m signing HK5MQZ/0M in SSB (3745, 7088, 14195, 18145, 21195, 28495, 50109 kHz) and HK5QGX/OM in CW (3504, 3745, 7004, 10104, 18072, 21022, 24894, 28022, 50110 kHz). QSL for HK5MQZ/0M via Jairo Vargas, PO Box 10862, Cali, Columbia and QSL for HK5QGX/0M via JA0MGR. Only direct QSLs with 2 IRCs or 2 US $!

MARKET REEF, OJ0, EU-053 OJ0U will be on the air during the IARU Contest from Jul 12-16. The ops will be Massy, JH1ARJ, Yo, JP1NWZ, Jun, OE1ZKC/JH4RHF, Hiro, JR4PMX, Seppo, OH1VR, Timo, OH1NX, Jaakko, H1TX, and Lasse, OH0RJ, will be QRV with three stations in CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV on 160-6m. Before and after the contest they will sign OJ0/homecall. QSL for OJ0U via JP1NWZ, all others via operators.

OKINAWA ISLAND, JA7, AS-017 7J6CEC is QRV in CW only on 20-15m until Jun 15. QSL via buro to AC6ZM.

RANGIROA ISLAND, FO, OC-066 Yves, F6CTL, will be QRV as FO/F6FTL between mid June and mid July.

REUNION ISLAND, FR, AF-016 Bert, PA3GIO, is QRV as FR/PA3GIO/p running 100 watts into a wire in SSB on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10m from Jun 19-22. For more info check: http://www.pa3gio.nl/FR/. QSL via PA3GIO, if possible via bureau.

ROATAN ISLAND, HR6, NA-057 Ray, WA9YYY, is QRV in CW on 12/20m signing HR6/WA9YYY from Jun 16-23. QSL via WA9YYY.

SABALANA ISLAND, YB8, OC-new Hajar, YB8HZ, and Eddy, YC8HU, were expected to hit the airwaves for ten days starting on June 8. QSL via YB8HZ.

SUISARI ISLAND, UA1 UA1NDX/p and RA1NO/p are active until Jun 12. This island has the RRA reference number 20-03.

WOLIN ISLAND, SP, EU-132 The special event station 3Z0WI is QRV in CW/SSB from Jun 14-17. QSL via SP4KIE.


Reunion island is situated in the Southern Indian Ocean at 20°52' South and 55°28' East approx. 750km East of Madagascar and 200km West of Mauritius. It is about 70km long and 50km wide. It mainly consists of the 3069m volcano "Piton des Neiges" and the active volcano "Piton de la Fournaise" which is 2631m high. The island is mainly forests, steep rocks, waterfalls and only a few sandy beaches.

The island was discovered by the Europeans in 1505 but the old Arabs knew it also. It became French in 1638 and was called Ile Bourbon during Napoleon times, later it was called Ile Bonaparte.

Reunion produces sugar, fruits, vanilla, tobacco and meat but also a famous vine from the Cilaos valley. Tourism is growing steadily though the island is not perfect for beach holidays but diving, fishing or extreme trekking are offered there as well. The local cuisine is remarkable, a mix of French, Indian and Creolian influences.

Amateur radio: Prefix FR, own DXCC country, UTC +4 hours, WAZ zone 39, ITU zone 53. Reunion is not listed in the Top 100 Most Wanted DXCC entities.

QSL Info

QSLs arrived direct: 3D2CI (YT1AD), 3D2SC (OC-095), 3G0Y, 3G0Z, 3Z1DXC, 5N9EAM, 5R8FL, 5R8GT/p (AF-090),5T5U,5U2K,5U3T (I2YSB), 5U5A, 7Z1AC, 7Z1ZZ, 8P1A, 8P5A, A71BY

QSLs arrived buro: EZ3A, SI6SSA, VP6BR


DATE             CALL            DXNL

Jun 14-Jun 17    3Z0WI           1248 *
NOW              4W6MM           1248 *
NOW   -Jun 15    7J6CEC          1248 *
Jun 6 -Jun 19    7Q7YL..         1247
Jun 4 -Jun 11    8Q7WH           1246
NOW   -Jun       9Q5BQ           1242

Jun 9 -Jun 30    AB7TL/6..       1247
Jun 23-Jun 24    AH2G            1248 *
Jun 9 -Jun 20    C9/JA..         1230/1233
Jun 20-Jun 26    CT3/K0JGH       1248 *
Jun 17-Jun 21    EI/W2YL..       1248 *
Jun 11-Jun 18    FH/PA3GIO       1247
Jun   -Jul       FO/F6CTL        1248 *
Dec/00-Jul/2001  FO0CLA          1225, 1239
Jun 14-Jun 18    FP/K4JZ         1247
Jun 19-Jun 22    FR/PA3GIO/p     1248 *

Jun 19-Jun 22    G3HTA/p         1247
Jun 15-Jun 17    MD/AA8LL..      1248 *
May 28-Jun 6     GM3OFT          1244, 1246
NOW   -2001      HC2BEV..        1228
Jun 20-Jun/2001  HC4WW           1203
Jun 10-Jun 17    HF1UKF          1247
Jun 16-Jun ???   HK5MQZ/OM..     1248 *
Jun 16-Jun 23    HR6/WA9YYY      1248 *
Apr 25-Aug 14    HS0ZCW          1241
Sep/00-Aug/2001  JD1BCK          1224
May 29-Jun       JT1Y            1244

Jun 10-Jun 22    OH0JWL..        1247
Jun 12-Jun 16    OJ0U            1248 *
May 18-Aug 22    P29IO           1243
Jun 9 -Jun 16    SM7/DL5CX       1247
Jun 13-Jun 19    SV1/NA9Q..      1247
Jun 16-Jun 30    SV5/GW0VSW      1248 *
Jun 20-Jun 3     SV5/NA9Q        1247
Jun 8 -Jun 20    SV8/OK0REH      1247
Jun 15-Jun 25    SW1SPA          1248 *

May   -Sep       TT8JE           1243
NOW              RA1QQ..         1248 *
NOW   -Jun 12    UA1NDX/p..      1248 *
Jun 16-Jun 21    VE2MAM/p        1248 *
Jun 6 -Aug 31    VO2/K2FRD       1246
May 31-Jun 14    VP5/W3RM..      1245
Apr 25-Aug 14    VU/K4VUD        1241
NOW   -Jun 18    YB8HZ..         1248 *
Jun 21-Jun 22    XF3CI           1248 *
Jun 18-Jun 23    XF3/AB5EB..     1248 *
NOW   -Jun       XW0X            1248 *
NOW   -Jun       ZA1/IK7VJP      1240

 * = new
...= and other calls

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