DX News Letter 1273
December 13, 2001

DX-NL 1273 December 13, 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)


BAHAMAS, C6 John, WZ8D, will sign C6AIE from Jan 1-10, 2002. He will work mostly on 6m/2m but will be on 10-40m SSB if 6m has no propagation.

BURUNDI, 9U Piero, IK2BHX, is working for an UN mission until Jan 4. He will be on the air as 9U5X mainly on the WARC bands during his spare time.

CAMBODIA, XU Dick, N6FF, is signing XU7ACB from Sihanoukville mainly on 160m until Dec 17, 2001. His preferred frequency is 1827.5 kHz, QSX down for JA's and up 5 for all other stations. Rod, WC7N, is his pilot station and skeds can be arranged via wc7n@gb.wave.net. QSL via N6FF, direct!

CANADA, VE To commemorate the first transatlantic radio contact by Marconi 100 years ago Canadian radio amateurs may use the special prefixes: VX instead of VE, VG instead of VA, XJ instead of VO, XK instead of VY between Dec 12, 2001 and Feb 12, 2002.

CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Marty, NW0L, is planning a trip for Jan 2-8. In the ARRL RTTY Contest he will sign PJ2T while he will use PJ2/NW0L in RTTY/SSB on 80-10m during the rest of the time. QSL: PJ2T via KN7Y, PJ2/NW0L via NW0L.

GUINEA, 3X Francois, VE2XO, will be on the air from Conakry signing 3XY6A between Dec 26 and Jan 5, 2002. He also plans a trip to Roume Island (AF-051) from where he will be active as 3XY8A. Main operation will be in SSB but also some PSK31. His frequencies are in SSB on 14195, 14260,18145, 18128, 21295, 21260, 24945, 24950, 28495 and 28460 kHz (QSX 5 up) and PSK31 on 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz. QSL direct to VE2XO, Francois Normant, 3054 Avenue Lacomb, Montreal, QC H3T 1L4, Canada.

HORNOS ISLAND, CE8, SA-031 The Southern Cross DX Group from Chile is planning a trip to this island for the end of this year. More activities are planned for 2002, check their website at: http://www.qsl.net/ce9c/.

KOH TARUTAO, HS, AS-126 E20HHK, E20RRW, E21EIC, G3NOM, HB9DKZ, HS0GBI, HS1CKC, HS4BPQ, K4VUD and SM3DYU are on the air from this island in the Andaman Sea until Dec 15. Their callsign was not announced. QSL via HS0GBI.

MALLORCA, EA6, EU-004 Christian, DL6KAC, will become QRV on 40-10m between Dec 21 and Jan 6. QSL via DL6KAC.

PALESTINE, E4 Guenter, E4/OE1GZA, will try again to operate twice. There could be two possibilities for him to hit the airwaves on Dec 14/15 and/or Dec 21/22. For actual information please check his website at: http://www.geocities.com/dh2gz/arse4.html. Guenter asks everybody not to make a safety QSO on same band/mode to provide as many QSOs as possible to the deserving ones!

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2, OC-034 Kyle, P29KH, returned after seven years. He is working almost only in CW but you can also find him active in SSB contests. He is using only a multi band dipole until February. His preferred times are 0900-1200 and 2000-2300 UTC look for him 040 kHz from the lower band edge. QSL via WD9DZV.

VIETNAM, 3W Karl, W9XK, is now signing 3W2XK near Saigon in Vietnam. You can find him on 14260-14270, 21370-21400 and on 28500 kHz until April 9. He is active in the Southern Cross Net (14226 kHz at 1200 UTC) and the Bill Bennett Family Net (14245 kHz at 1500 UTC) almost every day. The QSLs should be sent via W9XK not earlier than April 9.


Curacao is situated at 12 deg 6'North and 68 deg 56'West in the West Indies approximately 65 km off the coast of Venezuela. Together with Aruba,Bonaire, Little Bonaire and Little Curacao they are the small Netherland Antilles. The landscape is made up by some hills, bushes, cactuses, Divi Divi trees and small forests. The west coast includes some dream beaches and became a tourist center contrary to the east coast with its rocks.

Leutnant Alonso de Ojeda from the fleet of Kolumbus discovered the island in 1499. The English pirate Sir Francis Drake plundered a few villages in 1573. The Dutch conquered Curacao in 1634 and the famous Peter Stuyvesant was governor of the island from 1642-1646. Between 1666 and 1815 the island was possessed several times by Holland, England and France. The islands were finally handed over to Holland with the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783. During the 17th century more than 1000 jews settled on the island and founded the oldest Jewish community in the New World.

Nowadays Curacao has some 150,000 inhabitants who live from tourism, oil refineries and last not least from the biggest casino in the Caribbean. The capital Willemstad is situated at a lagoon in the south, worth seeing are the three bridges named after queens, old colonial style storefronts, a swimming market and several forts. Even the world famous liquor "Blue Curacao" is made in the Chobolobo-Landhuis.

Amateur radio: Prefix PJ2, DXCC entity: Netherland Antilles, not listed in the ARRL's Most Wanted List. Time difference: UTC-4h, CQ zone 9,ITU zone 11, IOTA reference SA-006.


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

QSL direct: 3A/IK5GQK, 9M2TO, A25/JA1ELY, AA4V/KP2, AP2IA, CN2LE (AF-065), C98DC, CN8NM, ER4DX, ES1FB, FK8HG, FM5/F5SGI, FO/F6CTL (OC-066), GJ2A, HK5MQZ/OM, J3/PA0ZH, J3/PA7FM, J38PAJ, J75J, J8/PA0ZH, J8/PA3EWP, J8/PA7FM, KC4AAA, KH2JU (OC026), KP2/K6RO, KP4DKE, MM/W5ZE/p (EU-012), NH6XM (OC-019), OJ0/JH1ARJ, OX3CO, PJ2/AE9B (SA-006), PJ4B, RK3IWT/3, TA0/I3BQC (AS-098), TA2IM, TG0R, UA0QJG/0 (AS-029), VP5V, VP8GAV (AN007 GM0LVI), VY0AA/P, WV2B/CY9, XQ6ET, YB3HZ/p (OC-147), YI1BGD, YI1HK, ZK1EFD, ZK1JD, ZK1QMA, ZX5J

QSL bureau: 3C1AG (SM0AGD), 3W2KYU (JH8KYU), 4X1EL, 4X2K, 4X6ZM, 5R8GY, 5B4/DL3PG/p (AS-120), 5T5YD/p (AF-050, F6FYD), 6M0MM, 6N0LN, 7Q7CE (IN3VZE), 8J2000, 8P9BK (NA-021, DL1DA), 8P9V, 9A3LE, 9M2XA, 9M6AAT, A35BR, C37URA, C56/G3SEM, C6ASM (NA-080, DL2RMM), CE0Y/G0KBO (SA-001), E29DX (AS-145, HS0GBI),EA4ATI/EA1 (EU-080), FG/RN3OA (NA-102), FO/DL5XU,FO0AKI,FO5PI,FR5EZ/p,H40MY (JA0IXW), HS0/VK3DXI (DL4DBR), IA5/IV3NVN (EU-028), IJ7/IK7AFM (EU073), IS0JXO (EU-024), JA8NFV (AS-078), JW/OK2PBM (EU-026), KH0/KH2TX, MU/OH9MM,OX3SA,PY6/PT7WA,R3RRC/6 (UA6MF),RI0ZKR (AS-095, RA0ZD), RH1A, S21YE (G4VLV), SK0HS/5 (EU-084, SM0MRV),SM5/G0GRC (EU-177, G0RCI), SP1/DL6NBR/p (EU-132), SV5/DL6NBR/p (EU-001), T88CQ, SV9/DJ0MAQ/p (EU-015),V26Q,TK/F5BOY/p (EU-014),V2/DL1DA (NA-100) VK7WR/p, VP5/RA9CO (NA-002), YB2OBL, YS8ZKK, ZK1DKX,ZK2XO,ZP6VLA

QSL cards of T5/DL8YR from 1993 are now accepted for DXCC credit. These QSLs have to be presented to the DXCC checkers again since the ARRL did not save the application data prior to March 1, 1998.


DATE            CALL          DXNL

NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273 *
Dec 26-Jan 5    3XY6A..       1273 *
Jan 3 -Jan 13   4T4I..        1272
Aug 22-2003     5W1SA         1257
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
NOW   -Jan 4    9U5X          1273 *

Jan 1 -Jan 10   C6AIE         1273 *
Dec 17-Dec 22   CE7HJO/8..    1272
Nov 21-Dec 14   D2/CT1FSC     1271
Dec 8 -Dec 15   E29AL         1271
Dec 14-Dec 15   E4/OE1GZA     1273 *
Dec 21-Dec 22   E4/OE1GZA     1273 *
Dec 21-Jan 6    EA6/DL6KAC    1273 *
Dec 3 -Dec 14   FO0SEV..      1271
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Dec 8 -Dec 15   HS???         1273 *
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
NOW             P29KH         1273 *
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
Jan 2 -Jan 8    PJ2/NW0L      1273 *
NOW   -Jan/2002 R1ANC         1268
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
Dec 12          W1AA/CC       1272
NOW   -Dec 17   XU7ACB        1273 *
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

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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