DX News Letter 1266
October 24, 2001

DX-NL 1266 October 24, 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, SA-036 P40A is the call of KK9A on 20m during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via WD9DZV.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF, NA-016 K4BI is QRV on 40-6m signing ZF2MU until Oct 28.

CAPE VERDE, D4, AF-005 Alberto, IV3TAN, Fabio, I4UFH, Gabriele, IK4UPB, Luca, IK2NCJ, Matt, IK2SGC, Stefano, IK2JUB, Antonio, CT1DVV, and Tony, CT1ESV, will participate in the CQWW SSB Contest signing D44TC. The station will be assembled on Sal Island (AF-086). QSL via IV3TAN, direct only.

CRETE, SV9, EU-015 Salvatore, IK8UND, and Luigi, IK8HCG, will sign J49Z during the CQWW SSB.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 Irwin, KD3TB, and Andy, KD3RF, are QRV as 9M6TBT in the contest. QSL via KD3TB.

EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Carlos, CU3FT, is already in East Timor and hopes to hit the airwaves as 4W/CU3FT soon. QSL via CT1EEB.

GEORGIA, 4L David, 4L1DA, Mamuka, 4L2M, Thomas, 4L7O, Gogita, 4L7CE, and Mike, 4L4CR, are on the air as 4L0G during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via DL7BO.

GREENLAND, OX, NA-018 Ben, OZ5AAH, is QRV from Kangerlussuak on Greenland between Oct 27 and Nov 5. His call is XP1AB. QSL via OZ1ACB, direct only. Ben will also take part in the IPARC Contest on Nov 4/5.QSL via OZ5IPA.

GRENADA, J3, NA-024 Members of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club are signing J3A during the CQWW SSB Contest. Op's are K1RX, K1HI, K2KQ and W1NR. QSL via WA1S.

ISLA DE LOBOS, XE, NA-200 XE1RCS will be active in SSB/CW on 10-80m (also WARC) from Nov 1-4.

JAN MAYEN, JX, EU-022 Per, LA7DFA, is QRV again as JX7DFA for the next six months. He will work on 15m during the CQWW SSB.

JERSEY, GJ, EU-013 Don, G3XTT, will sign MJ0C during the CQWW SSB. QSL via G3XTT.

KENYA, 5Z Michael, DF8AN, will travel around Kenya (call unknown), Tanzania (5H2MN) and the Seychelles (S79AN) from Nov 2-18. No more info available.

KERMADEC ISLANDS, ZL8, OC-039 Jacky, ZL3CW/F2CW, will hit the airwaves from Raoul Island in SSB/CW/ RTTY/PSK31 from Nov 1-26. Jacky hopes to get the callsign ZM8CW, else he will operate as ZL8CW. QSL via ZL3CW.

LAMPEDUSA ISLAND, IG9, AF-019 IG9A will be a multiplier in the CQWW SSB Contest again. Op's will be: 9A6A, 9H1EL, I4AVG, I4EAT, I4TJE, I4VEQ, IT9CHU, IV3TMV, IT9CZJ, IT9EQO, IT9GSF, IT9INO, KL2A/JH4RHF, SV8CS and SV2DCD.

MADEIRA, CT3, AF-014 Walter, DJ6QT, is signing CT9L during the CQWW SSB.

MALDIVE ISLANDS, 8Q7, AS-013 Pierre, HB9QQ, is on the air as 8Q7QQ from Gan Island during the last week of October and the first one of November. He emphasizes 6m but if the band is closed he is working in CW on 10/12/17/30m.

NICARAGUA, YN The CQWW SSB Contest call YN2EJ will be operated by Eddie, W5GCX, Laurie, G3UML, and Frosty, K5LBU. QSL for Europeans via G3UML.

PALESTINE, E4 Guenter, 4Z8GZ (OE1GZA), is planning to operate as E4/OE1GZA from Ramallah during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL direct. More information is available at his url: http://sites.netscape.net/vr2gz/amateurradioe4.

ST LUCIA, J6, NA-108 David, K3LP, and Ernest, J69AZ, are signing J6R in the CQWW SSB Contest.


The CQ announces that all contest logs received through the postal mail at the CQ offices will be held unopened until all potential health risks have been evaluated. It cannot be guaranteed that logs submitted by postal mail will be opened. The reason for that are the recent events in the US regarding mail with hazardous viruses. Contesters who want to be sure their scores will be counted must submit their logs via


The Kermadec Islands are situated at 29 deg South and 177 deg West (Raoul Island) approx. 790 km Northeast of New Zealand on the half the way between Tonga and New Zealand. Raoul is the largest (about 10 sqkm) and northernmost island of the Kermadec Islands. Stretching out on about 130 km there are many smaller islands and reefs belonging to this archipelago like Cheeseman, Curtis, L'Esperance Rock, Macauley and Meyer Island. The highest elevation is the 516m high stratovolcano on Raoul Island who erupted last in 1964.

This island group was named after the French captain Huon Kermadec. Raoul was first populated by the Polynesians in the 13th or 14th century, only between 1878 and 1914 the first Europeans settled here. Since then this island group is not populated anymore. New Zealand put up a weather station on Raoul Island in 1930 which is operated by about ten scientists. They are especially interested in the earthquakes down there, sometimes there are more than 100 a month with a strength of 7 on the Richter scale!

The islands form a natural reservate since 1934, visitors must obtain a special permit from the Department of Conservation in New Zealand. Reason is the very fragile ecosystem there, only Raoul Island is a bit more stable. Until a few years ago all visitors had to leave the island and return to their ships at dawn.

Amateur radio: Prefix ZL8, ZM8; own DXCC entity, UTC + 12 hours. CQ zone: 32, ITU zone: 60, IOTA: OC-039. Rank 26 on ARRL's Most Wanted List.


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

QSL direct: 5R8FU (SM0DJZ), 5R8GT/p (AF-057), 5R8HA (AF-090), 9G5VJ (G4ZVJ), 9E1S, 9L1DX, 9M6IFT, CE6TC, CQ2P (EU-167), EM1KCC, EM1KY, EY8/RX3QY (EY8CQ), F5XX/P (EU-148), FP5KE, HV4NAC (IK0FVC)



DATE            CALL          DXNL

Oct 16-Dec 6    3B8/ON4LAC    1264
NOW             4W/CU3FT      1266 *
Nov 2 -Nov 18   5H2MN         1266 *
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
Nov 2 -Nov 18   5Z/DF8AN      1266 *
Oct 23-Oct 30   6Y6L          1265
Oct 29-Nov 4    8Q7QQ         1266 *
Oct 26-Nov 1    9G/W7XU       1265
NOW   -2004     9L1DX         1260
Oct 27-Oct 28   9M6A          1265

NOW   -Oct 31   A50A..        1264
Oct 24-Oct 30   A6/N1DG       1265
Oct 11-Oct 31   CE6TBN/7      1264
Oct 27-Oct 28   CN2JS         1265
Oct 17-Nov 3    E30NA         1263
Oct 15-Oct 30   FO/SP9FIH     1263
Oct 17-Nov 5    FO0ARE/A      1264
Oct 25-Oct 31   FP/AC8W       1265
Oct 21-Oct 31   FS/AH8DX      1265
Oct 27-Oct 28   FY5KE         1264
Oct 23-Oct 28   GD6IA         1265
Oct 17-Oct 31   GH4BJC/p      1263
Oct 24-Oct 29   GZ7V          1265

Oct 15-Nov 30   H44MA         1265
Oct 20-Oct 27   HB0/DM2AUJ    1264
Oct 21-Nov 1    HB0/HB9AON    1265
NOW   -2001     HC2BEV..      1228
Oct 20-Nov 6    HV5PUL        1265
Oct 22-Oct 28   IH9P..        1265
Oct 23-Oct 30   J75J          1265
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266 *
Oct 26-Oct 29   KH0A          1265
Oct 21-Oct 31   PJ7/K7ZUM     1265
Nov 2 -Nov 18   S79AN         1266 *
Oct 24-Oct 28   SV9CVY        1265
Oct 27-Oct 28   TI/N0KE       1264
Oct 18-Nov 30   TI8/W5AA      1265
Oct 24-Nov 4    TI2HMG        1265
Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX         1256

NOW   -Apr/2002 V31JP         1262
Oct 22-Oct 28   V63HJ         1264
NOW   -2004     V73GJ         1257
Oct 20-Nov 4    VK9KND        1265
Oct 8 -Nov 1    VP2..         1264
Oct 23-Oct 30   VP5T          1265
Oct 25-Oct 31   VY0/7K1WLE    1264
Nov 1 -Nov 4    XE1RCS        1266 *
Oct 27-Nov 5    XP1AB         1266 *
Oct 10-Nov 10   XU7ABW        1263
NOW   -Nov 3    XW2A          1264
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
      -Oct/2002 ZD9IR         1264
Oct 20-Nov 3    ZK1/JR2KDN..  1265
Oct 18-Nov 1    ZK1CG..       1264
Oct 8 -Nov 8    ZL1/PA0MIR    1263
Nov 1 -Nov 26   ZM8CW         1266 *
Oct             ZW0TB..       1263

 * = new
.. = and other calls

CQ WWDX SSB Contest on Oct 27/28

Look for these special activities during the upcoming contest: 4L0G, 9M6A, 9M6TBT, CN2JS, CT9L, D44TC, E4/OE1GZA, IG9A, J3A, J49Z, J6R, FY5KE, MJ0C, OZ0KR, P40A, TI/N0KE,YN2EJ, ZF2MU. Check the new rules at: http://www.cqww.com.

TNX: 9K2HN, DE1MGL, DF8AN, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL6ZFG, DL7OK, DL7VOG, F5NQL, G4CXT, NB1B, PA3CNX, SP9FIH, VE3SRE, 425 DX News, ARRL DX Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, F6AJA (Les Nouvelles DX), KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), N4AA (QRZ DX), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.