DX News Letter 1272
December 6, 2001

DX-NL 1272 December 6, 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)


AFGHANISTAN, YA ON4WW, ON6TT, S53R and SM7PKK's license for the callsign YA5T has been accepted for DXCC credit now for all QSOs after November 20, 2001. Right now only Peter, ON6TT, is in Afghanistan while Robert, S53R, Mark, ON4WW, and Mats, SM7PKK, will follow soon. QSL via KU9C. Marcel, F6EKD, is also in Afghanistan and claims to have a permission to operate as YA/F6EKD.

BARTER ISLAND, KL7, NA-050 John, KL7JR, is QRV in SSB on 28495 kHz from Dec 13-18. He wants to demonstrate amateur radio in the school of Kaktovik. QSL via KL7JR.

CANADA, VE From Dec 1-31 the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs is activating the callsign VO1S remembering the first transatlantic QSO 100 years ago. QSL via bureau.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9, NA-012 Henry, TI2HMG, and 11 more amateurs will operate as TI9M in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-160m from Feb 4-16, 2002. Find more information in the internet at: http://www.qsl.net/ti2hmg/cocos.htm. They are still looking for two more operators!

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F, SA-003 Tony, PY8IT, will sign PY0FT mainly in RTTY and PSK31 from Dec 12-18. QSL via JA1ELY.

FRANCE, F The AMD rally Arras-Madrid-Dakar will take place between Dec 26 and Jan 13 accompanied by the amateur radio station TM4AMD. QSL via F6IGF. More informationen is available at: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/ara62/.

ITALY, I To remember the first transatlantic radio contact on Dec 12, 1901 made by Guglielmo Marconi in Poldhu/Cornwall and St. John/Newfoundland. Nuccio, I0YKN, and Simone, IZ0BTV, are signing IU0M until Dec 31, 2001. QSL via bureau.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7 After staying on Tarawa Steve, 3D2SJ, is now on the air as V73ED from Dec 6-13. QSL direct.

PALAU ISLAND, T8, OC-009 Hiro, JK1FNN, and Mie, 7L1MKM, are planning to hit the airwaves as T88HA and T88MY during their holidays between Dec 30 and Jan 3. They plan to operate in CW/SSB/RTTY from the "Palau Pacific Resort". QSL via JK1FNN.

RIESCO ISLAND, CE8, SA-new Marcos, CE7HJO, and Ismael, CE7AOY, intend to activate this island in the Magallanes and Antarctica South Group from Dec 17-22. This archipelago has no IOTA reference number yet. They will operate in split mode as CE7HJO/8 and CE7AOY/8 on 14260 kHz. QSL for CE7HJO/8 direct, QSL for CE7AOY/8 via VE7ZK.

SAN LORENZO ISLAND, 4T, SA-052 Rene, DL2JRM, and Daniel, DL5SE, will sign 4T4I and 4T4X from Jan 3-13. QSL via homecalls.

SIBERUT ISLAND, YB, OC-215 Adi, YC3MM, will activate this island in the Mentawai group from Dec 17-23. This archipelago has been activated only once in 1996.

USA, W On Dec 12 the Marconi Radio Club will operate from Cape Cod/MA exactly from the same place where Marconi operated his station "CC" in 1903. Thus their callsign will be W1AA/CC. They also have a website online at: http://www.qrz.com/database?callsign=w1aa.


Isla del Coco is situated at 5 degrees 32' North and 86 degrees 59' West approximately 550 km west of the Central American coast. With its size of 24 sqkm it is the largest uninhabitated island in the world. Its highest elevation is the Cerro Iglesias (634m asl). Rain forest, more than 200 water falls and numerous rivers are typical for this almost untouched island. The climate is very hot and has an extreme humidity, over the year it has more than 8000 mm rainfall! The waters around Cocos Island are home of the largest shark populations of the oceans.

Cocos Island was discovered by the Spaniard sailor John Cabezas in 1526. It first appeared on the 1542 map of French King Henry II as "Ysle de Coques". Because of the abundance of fresh water, wood, fish and coconuts it became a famous refuge for pirates, corsairs and whalers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dozens of treasures are said to be hidden by such famous pirates like Morgan and Benito Bonito, the most famous still to be found is the fabulous "Church treasure of Lima" worth several billion US$.

Costa Rica's presence in the island dates from April 1832 when the govern- ment rescued 13 stranded Chileans. Nevertheless, the country did not take official possession of the land until Sep 15, 1869. As usual for remote islands it served as a penal colony for high security prisoners from 1874 through 1882. The island was declared a National Park and Biological Reserve in June 1978 and in addition to this the UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1997.

Amateur radio: prefix TI9, own DXCC entity, rank 53 of the ARRL Most Wanteds


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

QSLs of the 1999 XU7AAR activities are now accepted for DXCC credit. Those amateurs whose cards were rejected already should contact the ARRL with an e-mail to dxcc@arrl.de.

Robert, KC6AWX, took over the logs of the Sable Island DXpeditions of CY9/WV2B in 1998 and 2000 from the former QSL manager who is not able to make this job anymore.

QSL direct: 3W3ZZ, 4T0I, 5N4BFD, 6Y6L, 9H3O, 9J2BO, 9L1BTB, A35RK, AL7OC, AP2TJ (W3HNK), EK6GC (W3HNK), ER4DX, ER5GB (W3HNK), HK5MQZ/0M, HL0C/4 (AS-084), HL0C/4 (AS-148), IT9DAA/p, J75J, JW7QIA, KH0JX, KG4TO (N4TO), NP4A (W3HNK) N1IBM/p (NA-136), RA1TC/1 (EU-162), KL7FH, RI9K (AS-109), T30ES (OC-017), TM8CDX, VP2ERD, VP2V/K3MD, WP3F, WV2B/VE1 (NA-010), XE1UN, Z39A, ZK1QM

QSL bureau: MJ/PA3GIO/p (EU-013), OH0/DL2FVR (EU-002), OH0RB (OH3RB), P40W, OX3NUK (NA-018), PJ2/DL1CW (SA-006), PJ9/ON4CFD (SA-006), TT8JE, SJ9WL (SM0DJZ), TM5G (EU-094), UA0FCD (AS-025), V26NM (NM5M), V47SS (DL2MDZ), V63CP, VI2BI (VK2EO), W5BOS/C6A (NA-219), WB8YJF (NA-067), XF1/F6BUM (NA-045), YJ0ABS (OC-035, DL2GAC)


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Jan 3 -Jan 13   4T4I..        1272 *
NOW             5H1F          1270
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
Nov 20-Dec 10   5W/W7TVF      1269
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268

Dec 17-Dec 22   CE7HJO/8..    1272 *
Nov 21-Dec 14   D2/CT1FSC     1271
Nov 10-??       DK8OJ/HI3     1268
Dec 8 -Dec 15   E29AL         1271
Dec 3 -Dec 14   FO0SEV..      1271
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Nov 21-Dec 9    HI3K..        1269
Nov 1 -Dec 15   IB0/IK8VRH    1268
Dec 1 -Dec 31   IU0M          1272 *
NOW   -Dec 31   IY1SP         1268
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266

NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
Nov 24-???      KH2/JA5XAE    1270
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
NOW   -Jan/2002 R1ANC         1268
NOW             R1ANF/mm      1271
Dec 30-Jan 3    T88HA..       1272 *
Feb 4 -Feb 16   TI9M          1272 *
Dec 6 -Dec 13   V73ED         1272 *
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
Dec 1 -Dec 31   VO1S          1272 *
NOW             VP8SIG        1271

Dec 12          W1AA/CC       1272 *
Dec 17-Dec 23   YC3MM         1272 *
NOW             YA/F6EKD      1272 *
Nov 21-???      YA5T          1271, 1272 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Nov 20-Dec 15   ZD8Z          1269
      -Oct/2002 ZD9IR         1264
NOW             ZK2MO..       1271
NOW             ZS7ANT        1269

 * = new
.. = and other calls

To commemorate Marconi's first transatlantic radio contacts the "Deutscher Wetterdienst" (German weather service) will transmit a special broadcast from their radio station DDH47 in Pinneberg on Dec 12, 2001. The broadcast will be aired in several languages in CW on 147,3 kHz at 2230 UTC on Dec 12. More info is available online at http://www.dwd.de/services/gfsf/sf100y.html

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