DX News Letter 1268
November 7, 2001

DX-NL 1268 November 7, 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)


AMRUM, DL, EU-042 Not a big show but interesting for island hunters is the activity by Dina, DJ8OK, Dietmar, DL7OK, and Bjoern, DJ4OK, on the usual SSB IOTA frequencies on 10-80m from Nov 11-23. Amrum has the DID reference number N-18.

ANTARCTICA, VP8 Skip, WB0BBE, is momentarily QRV from the station KC4AAA from the South Pole. Look for him on 14.243 MHz from 0000-0400 UTC. QSL via K1IED, direct. --- Alex, RA1PC, is active from the Russian Vostok Base (IOTA AN-016, WABA UA-010) until the end of January. He is using the callsign R1ANC. His successor will be a radio amateur as well, eventually Alan, UA1PAC.

BURUNDI, 9U For his stay in November Gus, SM5DIC, got his old callsign 9U5D again. He will stay most likely until March. He will work with wire antennae on HF and yagis on 6m/2m.

CAMEROON, TJ Eduardo, EA2TV, and Javier, EA2COL, are installing radios in hospitals for the project "Radioaficionados Sin Fronteras" from Nov 11-23. During their spare time they intend to activate TJ2RSF from Cameroon mainly in SSB but also in RTTY and CW if needed. QSL via EA4AHK.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI Starting on Nov 10 DK8OJ/HI3 is mostly QRV on 21.400 or 14.135 MHz. His length of stay is not known.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 JA1BRK, JA1HGY, JA1RJU, JK1OPL, JA2ADH and JA8GQZ are on the air in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-160m working with two radios from Nov 8-15. QSL for 9M6/JA1HGY (mostly RTTY) via JA1HGY, 9M6/JK1OPL (lowbands) via JK1OPL, 9M6/JA8GQZ via JA8GQZ, 9M6JU (6m) via JA1RJU, 9M6TDC via JA1BRK and 9M6LSC via JA2ADH. Most likely they will also activate the two club- stations 9M6TDC und 9M6LSC, QSL via JA1BRK bzw. JA2ADH.

GUADELOUPE, FG, NA-102 Robert, FG4/N4CD, will be QRV in CW/SSB on all bands from Nov 15-30. QSL via N4CD, bureau ok.

ITALY, I Commemorating Marconi's radio experiments between 1901 and 1931 the special event station IY1SP will be on the air until Dec 31. QSL via I1FNX, bureau ok. --- Tony, IK8VRH, is activating the islands Ventotene (EU-045, IIA LT-011) and Ponza (EU-045, LT-001) signing IB0/IK8VRH from Nov 1 until Dec 15.

MADEIRA, CT3, AF-014 Sigi, DL7DF, is on the air in CW/SSB/RTTY on 10-160m from Nov 10-14. QSL via DL7DF.

SEYCHELLES, S7, AF-024 Clemens, DL2GAN, is visiting the islands La Digue and Mahe between Nov 15 and Dec 5. He will sign S79GAN in CW/SSB with 50 watts and wire antennae for 40-10m (no WARC bands) for one or two hours every day.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L Zbyszek (Zbig), SP7BTB, is working for the UN in Freetown and got the callsign 9L1BTB. He is active in SSB working with dipoles on 10/15/20m for the next ten months. QSL via SP7CDG.

TUVALU, T2, OC-015 T2T (HF) and T2SIX (6m) are on the air until Nov 11. The operators are Ono, JH7OHF/AH6G, Ted, JJ1LIB/N1GO, Hiko, JN1HOW/AH6PW, and Mano, JQ1KNH/ W6KNH.


The 115 islands of the Seychelles are covering an area of approximately one million sqkm North of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The land area of all islands together measures only 454 sqkm. Mahe is the main island and is situated at 4 deg 40' North and 55 deg 30' East. In 1998 the republic had some 79.000 inhabitants with 60.000 of them living in the capital Victoria.

The Seychelles are made up of several island groups. The central Granitic group consists of 41 islands including Mahe and La Digue (AF-024), other islands are Aldabra (EU-025), Amirante (AF-033), Cosmoledo (AF-026) and Farquhar (AF-035). Nowadays they seem to be perfect tropical islands with booming tourism and many hotels with their achitecture perfectly fitting into the landscape. A wellknown souvenir is the Coco de Mer, a special coco- nut whose erotic form is the origin for many legends.

The islands were a French colony from 1756-1794, then became British and belonged to Mauritius. In 1903 they became an autonomous British colony and finally they became independent in 1976. Prior to 1756 the Seychelles like many other islands in the Indian Ocean were home to numbers of pirates. The notorious pirate La Buse (Bussard) aka Oliver Le Vasseur is said to have buried a legendary treasure in the Bel Ombre bay on Mahe.

Amateur radio: prefix S7, own DXCC entity, not listed in the actual MOST WANTED DXCC LIST of the ARRL. A few islands were own DXCC entities until Jun 28, 1976: Aldabra (VQ9/A), Desroches (VQ9/D) and Farquhar (VQ9/F). Time difference: UTC+4h. CQ zone 39, ITU zone 53.


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

QSL direct: 4U1VIC, 5R8HA, 6A1A, 7Q7DX, 9E1S, 9L1DX, ER1ZZ, FG/DF4OR, FP/K9WM, FP/N8KR, FR/F6KDF/T, JW7FJA, KH6AP, KL6/KD6WW (NA-087), KL7AK/p (NA-053) MU0FAL, OJ0/LA6YEA/p, OJ0/LA9VDA/p,OK2SAI,PT0T, PJ2/G0WKW, PY1VOY/PY0T, RK2FWA, SV9/G4DHF, TA0/LZ3ND (EU-186), UN5J, UN7LZ, VP5/K5CM, XU7ABV, YJ0AXC (OC-110), YK1AO, YM0MA (EU-186), ZY0SAT

QSL bureau: 3A/OH1RY, 3W3ZZ, 5B4/RW3QC, 5J9A, 5N2BHF (OE6LAG), 5V7MN, 7Q7KZ, 9A6DM, 9J2BO, 9K2HN,A35YL (DL7AFS),A35ZG (DL7AFS),A52CO (UA9DD), A61AJ, AP2ARS, C56/DL2OE, C56/DL7CM, CO0OTA (XE1CI), DJ7ZG/HI9, DL5XAT/p (EU-098), DL7AFS/HI9, EA8LS, EN23RW (UX2RY), FO/DL1AWI, FT5ZH (F6KDF), HK5QGX/0M, HL1CG, HR4/TI5KD, HR6SI (NA-035), JW5RIA (LA5RIA), KH6/OE1AZS, KL7AK/p (NA-053), KP2/EI7CC, LX1JH, KP2/OK1TN, M0CIL/C6A (ON4BAM), OJ0AU, PJ2T, RA1TC/1 (EU-162), RI1POD und RI1POM (EU-102 and EU-086, UA1RJ), RK2FWA (DK4VW), S79OK (OK1TD), TI2/DL8UD, TK/DJ5MX, TK/DL7HZ, TO0DX, UA1QM/1 and UA1QV/1 (EU-085, UA1RJ), UA1TAN/1 (EU-162), VE7EDZ (NA-061), VK9XY (DH1SGS), VY0XYL/6, YJ0ADJ,YJ0AFN (HA8FW),YJ0AFS (DL7AFS), YJ0AYL, YJ0AZG (DL7AFS), Z2/G3WZ, Z24S, ZK1XXC (HB9BMY), ZS4MB, ZL/DL7IO (DL7VRO)


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Oct 16-Dec 6    3B8/ON4LAC    1264
Nov 5 -Nov 16   3W2SF         1267
NOW             4W/CU3FT      1266
Nov 2 -Nov 18   5H2MN         1266
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
Nov 2 -Nov 18   5Z/DF8AN      1266
NOW             7Q7TV..       1267
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268 *
NOW   -2004     9L1DX         1260
Nov 8 -Nov 15   9M6/JA..      1268 *
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268 *

Nov 1 -Nov 10   AP/ON4WW      1267
Nov 10-Nov 14   CT3/DL7DF     1268 *
Nov 11-Nov 23   DJ8OK         1268 *
Nov 10-??       DK8OJ/HI3     1268 *
Nov 15-Nov 30   FG4/N4CD      1268 *
Nov 10-??       FO/SP9FIH     1267
Oct 15-Nov 30   H44MA         1265
NOW   -2001     HC2BEV..      1228
Nov 8 -Nov 29   HK0/DL7VOG    1267
Nov 1 -Dec 15   IB0/IK8VRH    1268 *
NOW   -Dec 31   IY1SP         1268 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
NOW             KC4AAA        1268 *

Nov 5 -Nov 30   PJ4/PA3CNX    1267
NOW   -Jan/2002 R1ANC         1268 *
Nov 2 -Nov 18   S79AN         1266
Nov 15-Dec 5    S79GAN        1268 *
NOW   -Nov 11   T2T..         1268 *
Oct 18-Nov 30   TI8/W5AA      1265
Oct 24-Nov 4    TI2HMG        1265
Nov 11-Nov 23   TJ2RSF        1268 *
Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX         1256
NOW   -Apr/2002 V31JP         1262
NOW   -2004     V73GJ         1257
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
Nov 5 -Nov 11   VK7ACK        1267
Nov 7 -Nov 28   VP5/K5CM..    1267
Nov 16-??       VR6..         1267
Oct 10-Nov 10   XU7ABW        1263
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
      -Oct/2002 ZD9IR         1264
Nov 1 -Nov 26   ZM8CW         1266

 * = new
.. = and other calls

The ARRL approved the licensing papers of OJ0VR and HK0QGX/0M and now accepts them for the DXCC.

You took part in the CQWW DX Phone Contest and still look for QSL routes of the most active stations? This internet link may help you further: http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj/cqssb01.htm

TNX: DE1MGL, DH2GZ, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2AND, DL2BQV, EA5EYJ, F5NQL, HB9EBW, JI6KVR, KA9WON, KJ4UY, N5KO, NW7O, 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.