DX News Letter 1276
January 10, 2002

DX-NL 1276 January 10, 2002
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)


ALGERIA, 7X Though Mirek, SP5IXI, is staying in Algeria since last week he will hit the airwaves not earlier than Jan 26. His length of stay and callsign are not known yet.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F, SA-003 Bill, W5SJ, plans to participate in the CQ WWDX 160m CW Contest in the end of January. More details will be published later.

GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND, ZF2, NA-016 Lou, KE1F, will be active as ZF2LM in CW/SSB and perhaps also RTTY on 10-160m from Jan 14-30. QSL via AF2C.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Bill, W4WX, and Larry, W1LR, of the Florida DXpedition Group will work in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on all HF bands and 6m from Jan 11-19. Their calls will be KG4DX and KG4LR. QSL via homecalls.

JOHNSTON ATOLL, KH3, OC-023 Bert, KX6RTG, will be on the air from Johnston from Jan 19-21. If this doesn't work out as it should he is going to activate American Samoa.

MARIANA ISLAND, KH0, OC-086 Especially for 160m enthusiasts Kazu, JA1RJU, is firing a kilowatt onto 1827.5 kHz signing KH2K/KH0 from Jan 10-15. Of course he is also QRV on the other HF bands and 6m. QSL via JA1RJU, bureau ok.

NAMIBIA, V5 Klaus, V5/DJ4SO, will operate from a guest farm near Windhoek between Jan 16 and Feb 6. He intends to work in CW/RTTY and little SSB on all bands from 160-10m and perhaps also 6m. QSL via bureau, direct or via e-mail to dj4so@darc.de which will be answered via bureau then.

NEPAL, 9N Kazu, JA8MWU, is on a business trip in Nepal and operates as 9N7WU since Jan 2. He is expected to stay until Jan 12. However he will work on 40/80m during the nights in Nepal until the end of his stay. QSL via Kazunori Abe, 12-5-9 Kagura 7, Asahikawa, 070-8007, Japan.

NORTH CAICOS, VP5, NA-002 John,G4RCG, Ray,VK4BRC, and Bruce,KI7VR, are planning to hit the air- waves as VP5/homecalls between Jan 20 and Feb 2. Activities shall take place on 160-10m and also during the CQWW 160m CW Contest on Jan 25-27 QSL via homecalls.

NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, and Voja, YU7AV, received their licence for March 5! They intend to train 20 new North Korean radio amateurs during this time.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2, OC-034 After being away for one year Norm, KO4CB, returned to Ukarumpa and is now signing P29NB again. QSL direct to Norm Beasley, Box 437, Ukarumpa, EHP, 444, Papua New Guinea. IRCs are not accepted there!

POHNPEI, V6, OC-010 After staying on Palau Tony, K2NV, is now signing V63RF from Jan 18-22. Tony is working mostly CW but also some SSB and RTTY. Look for him at the lower band edges listening above his TX frequency. QSL via K2NV.

TAIWAN, BV, AS-020 David, BA4DW, is on a business trip in Taiwan from Jan 11-20 and plans to become QRV as guest operator of a local station. QSL via homecall.


Pohnpei Island is situated at 6 deg 59' North and 158 deg 21' East in the Western Pacific Ocean, West of the Marshall islands, 4000 km South of Hawaii and 3600 km North of Australia. Pohnpei in the past Ponape is one of four states (besides Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap) which constitute The Federated States of Micronesia.

Pohnpei is the biggest island and also the economical centre and seat of the government. It has the shape of a circus tent. In its centre there are some volcanoes, the Nahnalaud which is 790m high and most of the time hidden by clouds is the highest elevation of the federation. The whole island is covered with tropical rain forests.

Pohnpei was populated around 500 B.C. The oldest buildings are the huge ruins of Nan Madol built in the 13th century. The Spanish originally claimed the island from 1850-1899 and built the Spanish Wall. Then Germany gained control, but lost its claim after WW I to Japan leaving behind the German Mission Bell Tower in Kolonia and the two cemeteries where lie the remains of Germans and Pohnpeians from the Sokehs kingdom who died in a 1910 uprising against the German seamen.

Not everybody likes the so called Sakau, a local narcotic which is very similar to the kava in Fiji or Vanuatu. Sakau is made of roots of a pepper shrub pounded into a fibrous pulp which is dampened before being strained through the shredded hibiscus bark. It contains up to 14 naturally occurring painkillers which, unlike alcohol, sedate the drinker, making the ritual of consumption a quietly social act. Equally social is the group effort while making sakau and the formal rituals involved strongly reinforce both traditional values, and the bonds of community.

Amateur radio: prefix V6, IOTA reference OC-010, Time difference UTC +9hours


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

QSL direct: EX/K4ANA, EZ21A, H44RD (OC-047), J37BO (K4TLA),MD/N0KV (EU-116), N4CD/TI2, P29IO, VE8AP, VP5/N3MT, VY0/7K1WLE, ZF2AM, ZK1ETW

QSL bureau: 3A2MW, 8J1RL (JG3PLH), E20RWW (E21EIC), JW9GY (LA9GY), OH0CO (SM6CCO), SV9/OE2LCM/p, VP5/K5CM, YU8/9X0A (RW3AH)


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Jan 18-Jan 26   3D2/VK2IR     1275
NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273
Jan 3 -Jan 13   4T4I..        1272
Jan 26-???      7X/SP5IXI     1276 *
Jan 6 -Jan 13   8Q7CG         1275
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Jan 2 -Jan 12   9N7WU         1276 *
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268

Jan 12-Jan 14   AA8LL/C6A..   1274
Jan 11-Jan 20   BV/BA4DW      1276 *
Jan 1 -Jan 10   C6AIE         1273
Dec 17-Dec 22   CE7HJO/8..    1272
Jan 22-Feb 14   CT3FN         1275
Dec 22-Jan 15   DH3ZK         1274
May 31-Jun 30   DT0FWC..      1275
Dec 21-Dec 22   E4/OE1GZA     1273
January 2002    EA5KB/p       1275
Dec 12-Dec 28   EM75W         1274
Jan 16-Feb 7    FG/F6FXS      1275
Jan 12-Jan 13   FY5KE         1274

NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Jan 1 -May 30   HL17FWC       1275
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
Jan 11-Jan 19   KG4DX..       1276 *
Jan 10-Jan 15   KH2K/AH0      1276 *
Jan 19-Jan 21   KH3/KX6RTGF   1276 *
NOW             P29NB         1276 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
Mar 5 -???      P5/YT1AD ..   1276 *
NOW   -Jan 11   S79LC         1275
Jan 12-Jan 15   T88ZZ         1275
Feb 4 -Feb 16   TI9M          1272

Jan 5 -Feb 5    V31YN         1275
Jan 16-Feb 6    V5/DJ4SO      1276 *
Jan 18-Jan 22   V63RF         1276 *
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
NOW   -Jan 26   VK3TZ         1275
Jan 20-Feb 2    VP5/G4RCG     1276 *
NOW   -Jan 22   VU2BMS        1274
Jan 10-Jan 16   VU2HFR        1274, 1275
NOW   -Dec 17   XU7ACB        1273
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Jan 14-Jan 30   ZF2LM         1276 *

 * = new
.. = and other calls

Rolf, DL6ZFG, writes that he is not acting as a checkpoint and coordinator for the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) anymore. Since Jan 1, 2002 all requests should be sent directly to the RRC headquarters (RW3GW) in Lipetsk/Russia.

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