DX News Letter 1258
August 28, 2001

DX-NL 1258 August 28, 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)


CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X, OC-002 Bert, PA3GIO, will sign VK9XV in SSB in 80/40/20/17/15/12/10m working with 100 watts from Sep 6-13. QSL via PA3GIO, via bureau preffered! More information online (as usual) at: http://www.pa3gio.nl/VK9XV/. He intends to visit Cocos Keeling after this activity.

CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Marty, NW0L, Tom, AE9B, Geoff, W0CG, will be PJ2T in the SSB part of the Worked All Europe Contest (http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/fedcw.htm) on Sep 8/9. During the week they will sign PJ2/homecall in SSB/CW/RTTY/ PSK31/MFSK16 on 160-10m. QSL for PJ2T via KN7Y.

ETHIOPIA, ET Silvio, IV3TRK, is signing 9E1S mainly in CW between Aug 25 and Sep 4.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Bill, W4WX, will sign KG4DX in RTTY (some SSB) on the WARC and 6m bands from Sep 7-14. QSL via W4WX, bureau ok.

LANZAROTE ISLAND, EA8, AF-004 Frank, DH5JG, is signing EA8/DH5JG mainly in CW on 10-40m between Aug 29 and Sep 10. He emphasizes the WARC band activities and may also take part in the WAE SSB Contest. QSL via DH5JG, bureau ok.

MADAGASCAR, 5R Phil, G3SWH, will sign 5R8HA in CW only from Sep 6-20. He plans to visit Ile Ste. Marie (AF-090) on Sep 15. QSL via G3SWH.

MAGNETIC ISLAND, VK, OC-171 Trevor, VK7TS, is QRV on 10/15/20m from Sep 3-7. QSL via VK7TS, buro ok.

MALLORCA, EA6, EU-004 Christian, DL6KAC, will be on the air as EA6/DL6KAC working in CW/SSB on 10-80m from Sep 5-27. QSL via DL6KAC, bureau ok.

NEPAL, 9N Yuu, JA3IG, will activate 9N7IG in CW/SSB on 15/20m from Sep 7-9. QSL via JA3IG.

OGASAWARA ISLAND, JD1, AS-031 JD1/7L2ICS hits the airwaves on 10-80m from Sep 1-3. QSL via 7L2ICS.

PAKISTAN, AP Once again Peter, ON6TT, is travelling to Pakistan having additional equipment for the club station AP2ARS in his luggage. Expect him to be active on the lowbands this week. QSL: CW via S53R, SSB via ON5NT.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2 Andy, P29AM (QSL via NU5O), and Harry, P29WS (QSL via W4HUT), wil be QRV from Lae mainly on 1830, 3520, 3780, 7023, 14023, 14200 and 14226.5 kHz starting on Sep 7. Their stay is planned till Sep 16.

POEL ISLAND, DL, EU-098 Rolf, DL6ZFG/p, is active with 100 watts and dipole mainly on 20/40m during the evening hours of Aug 27-30.

SARDINIA, IS0, EU-024 Enrico, IK0BZY, will sign IM0/... and IS0/... on VHF from Sep 3-8. Skeds for meteor scatter from JN40 and JN41 can be arranged via e-mail to: FA00416@flashnet.it

SINT MAARTEN, PJ7, NA-105 Jim, PJ7/W6JHB, will be on the air in CW on 40/30/20/17/15/10m running QRP power from Sep 8-14.

UZBEKISTAN, UM The special event station UM8LA is celebrating the 10 year independence of Uzbekistan from the USSR from Aug 27 until Sep 5. QSL via RW3RN.

TARAWA, T30, OC-017 Gerard, PA3AXU, is signing T30XU from Western Kiribati from Sep 4-10. Find more information about this at: http://www.qsl.net/pa3axu/2001/. He will move on to Nauru afterwards.

TROMELIN, FR/T, AF-031 Jack, FR5ZU, will be at the weather station between Sep 6 and Oct 5. He will work in SSB with 100 watts and verticals on presumably on 3773, 3795, 14256, 14274, 18145, 21205, 24945 and 28470 kHz like in the past. QSL via JA8FCG.


Tarawa (pronounced tarwae) consists of about 30 smaller islands grouped around a lagoon. In the past they were called Gilbert and Ellice Islands but today North and South Tarawa. The inhabitants enjoy a tropical climate with about 28 deg centrigade and the raining period is from November till April.

Tarawa is also the name of the capital city and economic center of Kiribati which mainly exports phosphates and Kopra.

This island group was first inhabitated between 200 and 500 and prior to WW2 it was a British colony. From 1941 till 1943 it was occupied by the Japanese who lost these islands to the American in a battle with many casualties on Nov 20, 1943. Since 1979 the Tarawa group belongs to Kiribati an independent republic with approximately 65000 inhabitants mostly Micronese. The official language spoken is English but national tongue is Gilbertese.

Amateur radio: Prefix T30, DXCC: West Kiribati, IOTA reference OC-017.

QSL Info

(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new QSL manager

Radivoje "Rasa" Lazarevic, YU1RL, is the new ambassador of Yugoslavia in Brasil. He knows Brasil already very well as DXpeditioner and contester and also participated in an earlier activity from Fernando de Noronha.

DL4TT keeps receiving QSLs for his activities as 4U1UN in 1999/2000/2001. He reminds everybody that ALL QSLs have to be sent directly to: PO Box 3873, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, USA.

Following logs are online available:

3B6RF              http://www.Agalega2000.ch
3D2/Conway         http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/3d2/
3Y0C               http://www.qsl.net/3y0c/
5U Niger           http://digilander.iol.it/i2ysb/
9M0M               http://www.xcvr.com/9m0m/logs.htm
A52CO              http://dx.qsl.net/logs/
BV9L (AS-155)      http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/
D68BT/D69WL        http://www.qsl.net/ea3bt/
D68C               http://dxbands.com/comoros/
FO/DL5XU  (OC-066) http://www.radioklub.de/cgcg/
FO/DL1AWI (OC-066) http://www.radioklub.de/cgcg/
IK7MCJ/II7DX       http://www.qsl.net/ik7mcj/
K7BV/PY0F          http://www.qth.com/k7bv/PY0F/
PW0S               http://soutomaior.eti.br/mario/
SU/ZS6WPX          http://www.zs6wpx.s5.com
T32RD              http://www.qsl.net/okdxf/
T88LJ              http://radio-dream/logsearch/t88lj/
V73E               http://www.sixmeters.com/v73e/
VK0MM              http://geocities.com/vk0ld/1.html
VK9ML              http://www.qsl.net/vk9ml/
VP8SDX             http://www.hfdx.co.uk/vp8sdx/
XU7ABR             http://www.DL4KQ.de
YK9A               http://www.qsl.net/k7ar/
ZD7K/ZD8K          http://www.dxpedition.co.uk
ZB2 and EA9        http://www.qsl.net/DL7AFS/

QSL direct: V31VZ, V73E (OC-087), V8IAN, VE7DP/DU1 (OC-091),VK9KXP (OC-002), VK6LC, VP2MHX, VP5GA, VP5L, VP8SDX, VP9/AI5P, VP9BO, WZ3AR/4, XF1/F6BUM (NA-045), XW0X, YB1KOR, YM0KI (AS-159), Z22JE, ZD7K, ZK1BJA, ZW5B, ZX5T/1 (SA-029)

QSL bureau: MU0FAL


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Aug 31-Sep 8    3D2AW         1257
Aug 15-Aug 30   3V8SQ         1256
Aug 28-Aug 30   4U1ITU        1257
Aug 23-Aug 30   5B/IZ8CCW..   1256
NOW   -Aug 31   5K3CA         1254
Sep 2 -Sep 27   5R/F6BUM      1257
Sep 6 -Sep 20   5R8HA         1258 *
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
Aug 25-Sep 4    9E1S          1258 *
Sep 7 -Sep 9    9N7IG         1258 *
Aug 4 -Sep 16   9M6CT         1255

NOW             AP2ARS        1258 *
Aug 13-Sep 27   C6TKJ         1255
Aug 25-Oct 3    D44TD         1256
Aug 27-Aug 30   DL6ZFG/p      1258 *
Sep 5 -Sep 27   EA6/DL6KAC    1258 *
Aug 29-Sep 10   EA8/DH5JG     1258 *
Aug 25-Aug 31   ER10MD        1257
Sep 6 -Oct 5    FR5ZU/T       1258 *

NOW   -2001     HC2BEV..      1228
Aug 14-Sep 6    HS0ZCY        1256
Aug 26-Sep 4    IA5/IK0YUJ    1256
Aug 25-Aug 31   IH9/I5RFD     1256
Sep 3 -Sep 8    IM0/IK0BZY    1258 *
Sep 1 -Sep 3    JD1/7L2ICS    1258 *
Sep 7 -Sep 14   KG4DX         1258 *
Sep 7 -Sep 16   P29AM..       1258 *
Sep 9 -Sep 9    PJ2T          1258 *
Sep 8 -Sep 14   PJ7/W6JHB     1258 *

Aug 23-Aug 30   T22SC         1256
Sep 1 -         T30ES         1257
Sep 4 -Sep 10   T30XU         1258 *
Aug 21-Sep 6    TA0/I3BQC     1256
Aug 18-Sep 2    TK8T          1255
May   -Sep      TT8JE         1243
Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX         1256
Aug 27-Sep 5    UM8LA         1258 *
Aug 31-Sep 6    V63KA..       1256
Aug 21-Aug 30   V73CW         1256
NOW   -2004     V73GJ         1257
Aug 18-Sep 7    VE1/DH8IAT    1255
Sep 3 -Sep 7    VK7TS         1258 *
Sep 6 -Sep 13   VK9XV         1258 *
Jun 6 -Aug 31   VO2/K2FRD     1246
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1257

*  = new
.. = and other calls

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