DX News Letter 1261
September 18, 2001

DX-NL 1261 September 18, 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)


ALAND ISLANDS, OH0, EU-002 Pentti "Ben", OH0/OH3TY, will be QRV mainly on 10m starting on Sep 24. He will sign OH0HEY in the CQWW RTTY Contest. QSL via OH3TY, bureau ok.

ANTARCTICA, KC4 Jim, WA2WUJ, will sign KC4USV from McMurdo Base during the next months. QSL via K1IED.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO0 Marcel, ON4QM, will visit French Polynesia again signing FO0DEH between Sep 25 and Oct 25. He plans to visit the Pukapuka atoll (OC-062) and Rapa (OC-051) and if possible also Reao (OC-238). QSL via ON4QM.

AUSTRALIA, VK Bert, PA3GIO, will be active as VK6GIO between Sep 22 and Oct 8. He may visit also Kangaroo Island (OC-139) then his call would be VK6GIO/5.

BOTSWANA, A2 Mako, JA1OEM, and Toshi, JA1ELY, are QRV as A25/homecalls in SSB/CW/RTTY on 10-160m from Sep 21 until Oct 17. QSL via homecalls.

COSTA RICA, TI TI2/AK0A will be on the air in SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK/MFSK on all bands from Sep 25 until Oct 9. QSL via bureau. --- Hide, JH8KYU/K8YU, will be in Costa Rica between Sep 27 and Oct 2. He intends to sign TI5U in the CQWW RTTY Contest, before and after that he will work as TI5/JH8KYU in SSB and CW as well. For both QSLs send your cars to JH8KYU.

GABO ISLAND, VK3, OC-196 Three Australians will activate this rare island signing VK3DK/p from Sep 26-30. More information is available at: http://vk2ce.com/vk3dk/.

GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Hiro, KH2/JA5XAE, is on the air in CW/SSB on 10-20m from Sep 21-24.

GUATEMALA, TG EA1QF, EA3CUU, EA4BT, EA4KA, EA7AAW, EA7JB, EB1ADG and EB4EE are QRV as TG0R in SSB/CW/RTTY on 6-160m from Sep 17-26. They are emphasizing CW on the WARC bands. QSL via EA4URE.

INHACA ISLAND, C9, AF-066 Babs, DL7AFS, Lot, DJ7ZG, Karl, DL2FAG, and Simone, DL8GCS/IV3NVN, will be active as C98DC between Sep 28 and Oct 13. They will run two stations in SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31 on 10-160m. They will also try to work on 6m if the band opens. More information at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/.

KUWAIT, 9K 9K2USA is on the air on all bands/modes until Sep 30. The suffix is showing the sympathy for the people in the United States.

MENORCA, EA6, EU-004 Andree, EA6/DL8LAS, is QRV in CW only on 10-80m from Sep 24 until Oct 8. QSL via bureau.

NEPAL, 9N Hiro, JA0BYS, Sato, JH0HDL, and Mako, JI0LQJ, will stay in Kathmandu between Sep 24 and Oct 2. They applied for the calls 9N7BY, 9N7DL and 9N7QJ to operate on 10-80m (perhaps also 6m). All QSLs via JH0HDL.

OKUSHIRI ISLAND, JA8, AS-147 JI3DST/8 hits the airwaves from Sep 22-25.

PANAMA, HP Hans, DL7CM, is QRV from Contadora Island (NA-072) between Sep 21 and Oct 8. He will sign HP1/DL7CM in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-160m including the CQWW RTTY Contest. QSL via DL7CM.

PALAU, T8, OC-009 Nobu, JA7AYE, is QRV as T88AY in CW/SSB on 10-80m from Sep 20-24. QSL via JA7AYE.

SAMOS ISLAND, SV, EU-049 Dirk, ON5CT, is active in SSB on 10-20m until Sep 26. QSL via ON5CT.

TROUGHTON ISLAND, VK6, OC-154 Dan, VK8AN/6, is activating this island in CW/SSB on 10/15/20m from Sep 19-24. QSL via VK4AAR.

ZIMBABWE, Z2 Harry, W6DXO, will operate with QRP power on 20m signing Z2/W6DXO from the Linkwasha Wilderness Camp and the Victoria Falls Hotel between Sep 27 and Oct 5.


The Iles Australes called also Tubai Islands are situated about 600-1100 km southwest of Tahiti. Five of these islands are inhabitated: Rapa (40 sqkm), Raivavae (16 sqkm), Riwatara (8 sqkm), Rurutu (30 sqkm) and Tubuai (40 sqkm) with the capital Mataura. Politically they belong to French Polynesia.

The islands were discovered by Captain Cook in 1769. The bounty crew was looking for shelter on Tubuai as well but then decided to sail to Pitcairn. The Austral islands are very isolated aside from most naval routes. This is the reason why they were able to keep their old traditions alive.

There are only a few housing possibilities for tourists though there are many phantasmagoric bays full of palms and tropical forests in the mountains inviting you. The inhabitants are living on fishing and selling kopra.

Amateur radio: prefix FO0, own DXCC entity.


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

QSL direct: AA1IZ (NA-148), AC4G/KH9, AI5P/m (NA-055), AP2ARS, AP2JZB,BA1DU, BD4XYL, BV7ID, C56/DL7CM, C6AIE,CE0ZIS,CO6TM,CT3/PY3ZM (AF-014), CW6V, D6/WB4MBU, DS2LGK/p (AS-122), DU1KGJ/p (OC-091), EA9CD, ER1LW, ES1AKM/8, ET3VSC, EZ3A, EZ8CW/3, F6AJA,FH5CB,FO5RA,FP5BZ, FO0CLA (OC-152), FR5FD (AF-016), FS/W2JJ (NA-105), HC2/UA4WAE, GS3EEO/p (EU-010), FO0WEG, HC8/DL4VCG, HK0OEP, HK3AXY, HZ1HZ, IM0/KD4NKW (EU-041), IZ1CRR

QSL bureau: 3A2HB, 3A/DJ5MN, 3B8/DL7DF (AF-049), 3B8/I5JHW (AF-049), 4N8/LZ1BJ, 4X85E (DL1CC), 5B4/RW3TJ, 5H1FS (AF-032, I4UFH), 8N2000, 8P9JT (NA-021, PA5ET), 9G5ZW (OM3LZ), 9H3DLH (DL4FP), 9M8DX/2 (AS-046, 9V1XE), A35BQ, A71MA, BV2WM, BV9/JR/TEQ, C34SD, CO9OTA (NA-201),CU3DI (EU-175),E30MA (W7LN),EA5/DK5IM/p (EU-093) ES4ABO/8 (EU-178), ES4BG/8 (EU-178), FO0JAN (OC-046, K6SHJ), FO0WEG, FO0YAM (OC-131),HH2/F8CUP (NA-096),IG9A (AF-019, I2MQP), JD1BJP (AS-031), JL1KFR/JD1 (AS-073), JX7DFA, LZ5QZ/1 (EU-181), PY0ZFO (SA-003, W9VA), RK3DZJ/1 (EU-147, RA3DEJ), T71SM (T70A), TG9IGI (I2MQP),V5/DM5TI,V73GT (OC-028, WF5T),VP9/JE5WJM (NA-005) VP8/UT1KY (AN-006, UT7UA), Z38/IV3FSG, ZF2AH (W6VNR), ZK1BQI


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Sep 20-Sep 28   3D2XU         1260
Sep 2 -Sep 27   5R/F6BUM      1257
Sep 6 -Sep 20   5R8HA         1258
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
Sep 14-Oct 6    9H0VRZ        1259
NOW   -Sep 30   9K2USA        1261 *
NOW   -2004     9L1DX         1260
Sep 24-Oct 2    9N7BY ..      1261 *

Sep 19-Sep 29   A25/KG6GPA    1259
NOW             AP2ARS        1258
Aug 13-Sep 27   C6TKJ         1255
Sep 19-Sep 23   C91RF/7       1260
Sep 28-Oct 13   C98DC         1261 *
Sep 17-Sep 25   DJ3XG/p       1260
Sep 14-Sep 21   D4/IK7VJP     1260
Aug 25-Oct 3    D44TD         1256
Sep 5 -Sep 27   EA6/DL6KAC    1258
Sep 24-Oct 8    EA6/DL8LAS    1261 *
Sep 15-Dec 15   FO0DEH        1259
Sep 6 -Oct 5    FR5ZU/T       1258
Sep 6 -Sep 21   FW5ZL         1259

NOW   -2001     HC2BEV ..     1228
Sep 21-Oct 8    HP1/DL7CM     1261 *
Sep 22-Sep 25   JI3DST/8      1261 *
Sep 19-Sep 27   JT1FZW ..     1260
NOW             KC4USV        1261 *
Sep 21-Sep 24   KH2/JA5XAE    1261 *
Sep 20-Sep 29   KH4/DL7VFR .. 1260
Sep 23-Sep 29   KH4/WH2M ..   1260
Sep 15-Sep 23   LX9SW         1260
Sep 24-Oct 1    OH0/OH3TY     1261 *
Sep 8 -Sep 30   OZ/DL1EBR     1259
Sep 15-Oct 12   PJ2/PA0VDV    1260
NOW   -Sep 26   SV/ON5CT      1261 *
Sep 10-Sep 23   SV9/ON5KH ..  1260

Sep 1 -         T30ES         1257
Sep 20-Sep 24   T88AY         1261 *
Sep 17-Sep 26   TG/EA..       1261 *
Sep 25-Oct 9    TI2/AK0A      1261 *
Sep 27-Oct 2    TI5U          1261 *
Sep 15-Sep 24   TM2A          1259
NOW   -Sep 21   TR0A          1260
May   -Sep      TT8JE         1243
Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX         1256
NOW   -2004     V73GJ         1257
Sep 26-Sep 30   VK3DK/p       1261 *
Sep 22-Oct 8    VK6GIO        1261 *
Sep 19-Sep 24   VK8AN/6       1261 *
Sep 14-Sep 20   VK9CQ         1259
Sep 21-Sep 28   XV3Z?         1260
Sep 8 -  ??     YJ0AXC        1259
Sep 16-Oct 6    YM3CC         1260
Sep 27-Oct 5    Z2/W6DXO      1261 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Sep 13-Sep 23   ZL7/G3SXW ..  1260

*  = new
.. = and other calls

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