DX News Letter 1274
December 20, 2001

DX-NL 1274 December 20, 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 Martin, VE3MR, is on the air as P43MR until April 2002. QSL via homecall.

CROOKED ISLAND, C6, NA-113 Wade, AA8LL/C6A, and Liz, K8LIZ/C6A, will be active on the SSB IOTA QRGs on 10-40m from Jan 12-14. QSL via bureau.

DAUPHIN ISLAND, W4, NA-213 Wade, AA8LL/4, and Liz, K8LIZ/4, will hit the airwaves from this island off the coast of Alabama mostly on the SSB IOTA frequencies on 10-40m from Jan 5-7. Dauphin's USI reference number is AL-002S.

EGYPT, SU Luciano, EA7CHR, is living in Egypt for several years now and finally got the call SU9ZZ assigned. He is active in SSB on 10/12/15/17/20m. QSL via EA7CHR, bureau ok.

INDIA, VU Meanwhile Bernhard, DL2GAC, arrived in Southern India and expects to get his old callsign VU2BMS. He wants to be on the Solomon Islands on Jan 22.

KOSHIKI ISLAND, JA6, AS-037 JM6CIP and JN3FPV will sign homecall/6 on Dec 22/23. QSL via homecalls.

NIGER, 5U The team of the 5U2K/5U3T/5U5A DXpedition of March 2001 intends to return to Niger for two more weeks in Jan/Feb 2002. They will hit the airwaves with three stations especially on 80/160m but also 40-10m/6m. Their webpage is http://www.qsl.net/niger-2002/.

NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, and Voja, YU7AV, are staying in North Korea since last Sunday. They still have no license but transceiver, amplifier and beam in their luggage. On Wednesday they have a meeting in the Ministry of Telecommunications and hope to get a valid licencse to operate from Dec 18-22.

POEL ISLAND, DL, EU-098 DH3ZK will be QRV in SSB and PSK31 between Dec 22 and Jan 15. QSL via bureau.

SAGAR ISLAND, VU, AS-153 Horey, VU2HFR, intends to activate this island from Jan 10-16.

SALUT ISLANDS, FY, SA-020 The Radio Club of Kourou, FY5KE, plans a visit to this islands for Jan 12/13. Operation shall take place on HF, 6m and via AO-40. QSL direct.

SOUTH KOREA, HL The special event call D902WSF (2002 World Cup Sunrising Festival) will be activated in CW/SSB on 80/40/15/10m from Pohang between Dec 31 and Jan 4. QSL via DS5UCP.

THAILAND, HS Dave, W3VK, has been assigned to the US embassy in Thailand and is now using the callsign HS0ZDP.

UKRAINE, UT The special event call EM75W is on the air from Dec 12-28. QSL via UT1WL, bureau ok.


Aruba is situated at 12 deg 33'North and 70 deg 6'West about 30 km off the coast of Venezuela. The island is 34 km long and 10 km wide. The tourist centre is the north coast dominated by a 11 km long white sand beach. The small islands De Palm Reef and Sonesta are situated off the south coast. The hilly centre part of Aruba is very dry and covered with bushes and cactuses. The highest elevation is the Yamanota mountain 188m a.s.l. The tropical climate is very pleasing because of the cool winds.

Aruba was discovered by the Spanish sailor Ojeda in 1499. The Dutch took possession of the island in 1636. From 1805-1816 England occupied Aruba but had to hand it back to the Dutch later. Between 1824 and 1913 1500 tons of gold were found on Aruba. Nowadays the oil refineries are the second most important income of the country besides of tourism. In 1991 the population declined Aruba's independence planned for 1996 and is an autonomous part of The Netherlands since then.

Aruba is a specialty. While the martial Caribes were exterminated on almost all islands in this part of the world the peaceful aborigines called the Arawaks make up a colourful population together with the immigrating Dutch, English and descendants of the slaves.

Amateur radio: prefix P4, own DXCC entity, not listed in the actual Most Wanted List of the ARRL, time zone: UTC -4h, CQ zone 9, ITU zone 11,


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

QSL direct: 4X4WN, 5A24PA, 9L1BTB, D68C, DS5USH, GB0HI (EU-120), LX5A, OJOJ, S59A, TF3IRA, VE1/DH8IAT/p (NA-081), VQ9QM,XF4CA (NA-115),XU7ABN

QSL bureau: 9A2AA/p (EU-016), 9A4DU/p (EU-016), 9H3YM (EU-023), 9M6BAA (OC-088), C6DX (NA-054), CE7OXZ (SA-018), CQ9K (AF-014), DL/IK3GES/p (EU-128), EI/G4WSB/p (EU-103), EJ/G3PFS (EU-121), ET3AA, F6KTL/p (EU-068), FR5FD, HQ0R, I3BQC/p (EU-131), IA5/I5HLK (EU-028), IA5/IZ2DPX (EU-028), IK3ABY/3 (EU-131), IK7DXP/7 (EU-091), IS0YWA (EU-024), IT9FXY/IT9 (EU-166), IT9SGN/IG9 (AF-019), J28NH/p (AF-053), JD1BKR (AS-030), JI1PLF (AS-043), JL6UBM (AS-077), KL7/DL1YMK (NA-040), P40R, PA6TEX (EU-038), PY1VOY/PY0F (SA-003), SQ6MS/1 (EU-132), SV8/I2YYO (EU-113), SV8CYV (EU-049), TK/DL5SD/p (EU-014), TM5ON (EU-065), UE6AAD (EU-185), V63KQ (OC-010), VE1XA (NA-010), VE2MAM/p (NA-128), VE2OV (NA-128), VE9MY/p (NA-014), VP2MDY (NA-103), ZD88A (AF-003), ZW8CI (SA-072)


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
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268
NOW   -Jan 4    9U5X          1273

Jan 5 -Jan 7    AA4LL/4..     1274 *
Jan 12-Jan 14   AA8LL/C6A..   1274 *
Jan 1 -Jan 10   C6AIE         1273
Dec 17-Dec 22   CE7HJO/8..    1272
Dec 31-Jan 4    D902WSF       1274 *
Dec 22-Jan 15   DH3ZK         1274 *
Dec 21-Dec 22   E4/OE1GZA     1273
Dec 21-Jan 6    EA6/DL6KAC    1273
Dec 12-Dec 28   EM75W         1274 *
Jan 12-Jan 13   FY5KE         1274 *
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
NOW             HS0ZDP        1274 *
Dec 1 -Dec 31   IU0M          1272
NOW   -Dec 31   IY1SP         1268

Dec 22-Dec 23   JM6CIP/6..    1274 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
NOW             P29KH         1273
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274 *
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
Dec 18-Dec 22   P5/YT1AD??    1274 *
Jan 2 -Jan 8    PJ2/NW0L      1273
NOW   -Jan/2002 R1ANC         1268

NOW             SU9ZZ         1274 *
Dec 30-Jan 3    T88HA..       1272
Feb 4 -Feb 16   TI9M          1272
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
Dec 1 -Dec 31   VO1S          1272
NOW   -Jan 22   VU2BMS        1274 *
Jan 10-Jan 16   VU2HFR        1274 *
NOW   -Dec 17   XU7ACB        1273
Dec 17-Dec 23   YC3MM         1272
NOW             YA/F6EKD      1272
NOW             YA5T          1271, 1272
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260

 * = new
.. = and other calls

There will be no DX Newsletter next week due to the Christmas holidays. The next number will be published during the first week of January 2002.

We wish all radio amateurs and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We want to thank everybody who helped to publish and distribute the DX Newsletter. Last not least many thanks to everybody who contributed their part to this publication with DX or backgound information. It is impossible to publish a single edition of the DXNL alone! Thank you!

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