DX News Letter 1278
January 24, 2002

DX-NL 1278 January 24, 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)


AFGHANISTAN, YA Nick, G4KUX, is momentarily hitting the airwaves as YA/G4KUX. Nobody knows whether he has a valid licence. --- Peter, ON6TT, is on his way to Afghanistan and is expected there around Jan 23. His stay will last for about two months with a few breaks in between.

AUTRALIA, VK January 26th is the Australia Day and Australian radio amateurs may use the prefix AX instead of VK.

CAMBODIA, XU Jaak, ES1FB (ex ES1AKM), is expected to hit the airwaves as XU7ACE on Jan 27. The length of his stay is not known but he will also try to work from Laos. QSL via ES1FB.

CHILE, CE The Southern Cross DX Group plans an activity from Riesco Island for February. This island has no IOTA reference number assigned yet. More information will be available later on http://www.qsl.net/ce9c/.

DOMINICA, J7 Lars, SM0CCM will be active as J73CCM between Feb 2 and Mar 4. He will work mainly in CW (some PSK31) with 100w and vertical. QSL via SM0CCM.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M2 9M2/7M2VPR is on the air on 6-160m from Jan 24-27. QSL via 7M2VPR.

ECUADOR, HC Rick, NE8Z plans to work from several places in CW/SSB on 80-10m from Feb 1-16. He intends to operate from Tumbaco where his callsign will be HC1MD, from Pichincha Volcano signing HC1MD/HC1, Loja: HC1MD/HC3, Sua: HC1MD/HC4, from an island in the Esmeraldas Province (SA-056) where he will sign HC1MD/HC4/p and from Cuenca as HC1MD/HC5. QSL via K8LJG.

FRANCES ISLAND, PY, SA-067 PU1NEZ/PP1, PY1NEW/PP1 and PY1NEZ/PP1 will be on the air in CW (50110, 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 7030 kHz) and in SSB (50110, 28460, 28370, 24950, 21260, 18132, 14260, 7055 kHz) from Jan 24-27. QSL via bureau.

IRAN, EP Stig, LA7JO, is working for the United Nations in Iran for two or three more months. He is the first foreigner who could obtain an official operating licence since 1979. He is now allowed to operate from the clubstation of the PTT using the callsign EP3PTT. QSL via LA7JO. While he is down there you can send the QSLs to him directly STRICTLY AVOIDING to write ANY callsign onto the envelope. IRCs will not be accepted in Iran. His address is: UNICEF Iran, Stig Lindblom, No. 30 East Farzan St., Naji St., Dastgerdi Ave., Tehran 19187, Islamic Republic of Iran.

LAOS, XW Hiroo, JA2EZD obtained a licence with the callsign XW0X which is valid until March 9th. At the moment he has only antennas for 80m and 40m. QSL via XW2A. DO NOT enclose any dollar bills!

NIGER, 5U The tickets for the trip from Feb 3-18 were bought and any requests for special modes and bands can be posted to their internet site http://www.qsl.net/niger-2002/. Seven operators will operate with three stations simulateously in SSB/CW/RTTY and PSK31 on 6-160m.

NORTH CAICOS, VP5, NA-002 Glen, NF7T and Rick, K9KK are QRV in SSB/CW on 160-10m from Feb 2-9. QSL via homecalls.

SAO TOME, S9 Henryk, SM0JHF is on the air as S92JHF working on all bands until the end of February. QSL via SM0JHF.

SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND, VP8/ss, AN-009 The team around Trey, N5KO, and James, 9V1YC, should have arrived on the South Sandwich Islands this week. The length of their stay is planned for about four days. The callsigns and QSL route will not announced before they started their activity.

VIETNAM, 3W Sam, JA1EUI is visiting XV3AA from Jan 24-31. Operating as 3W3ZZ he will be QRV in SSB on 80-6m. QSL via JA1EUI.


Sao Tome is situated at 1 deg 0'North and 7 deg 0'East in the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers a land area of about 1000 sqkm. It is accompanied by the smaller islands Ilheu das Cabras and Ilheu das Rolas. A little to the North there is the island group Ilha do Principe with Ilheu Bombom, Ilheu Caroco, Tinhosa Pequena and Tinhosa Grande. The climate is tropical warm and wet and the raining period lasts from October till May. Most of the island is covered by rain forests. The highest elevation is the Pico de Sao Tome with 2024m a.s.l.

The islands were discovered by portuguese sailors in 1471. Plantations were founded and the slaves were kidnapped from the near African mainland. The Republica Democratica de Sao Tome e Principe became independent on July 12, 1975. The Portuguese plantation owners left the island and the economy was nationalized. Until 1989 they exported almost all of their cocoa production to East Germany.The first free and independent elections took place in 1991.

Nowadays there are about 165.000 people living on Sao Tome most of them descendants from the slaves in Angola. The national language is Portuguese and they have six radio and two TV programs on the island. They export bananas, coffee, cocoa, copra, palm oil and fish.

Amateur radio: prefix S9, not listed in the actual ARRL's MOST WANTED's List IOTA: Sao Tome: AF-023, Principe: AF-044, Time difference: UTC +/- 0 hours.


QSL direct: 3D2TN, 5W0GD, 5W0MO, 5Z4RL, 6Y5/N6XG, 7Q7LA, 8P6EX, 9J0S, 9N7ZK, A35LU, A35ZL, AL7R, BA4DX, C6A/K4HGX, C6ASM, CT3/DL7VFR, D44TC, DU9/N0NM, EI6S, FG/N4CD, FK5DX, FO/HG9B/P, H40DX (OC-100 EA4DX), HI3K (AD4Z), JW0PK, KH2/K4SXT, KH7R, LX9EG, MU/ON4AUF, ON5UR/mm, OX/DK6XR,SV8/N2DH (EU-174),TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-115),TF4RX (EU-168), TA0/IZ7ATN/p (AS-115, AS-123, AS-154, AS-159), V8YYY, VK6GIO/5, VK9LO, VP8CGM, WA4RX/CY9, XU7ACB, YV4A, ZC4VG, ZD8R, ZK1AXU

QSL bureau: 3V8CB (DL1BDF), 4L1DA, 8J2SKI/0, BA0AA, CN2DX (HB9HLM), CX4SS, DU1/DK3GI, EA9/DJ7ZG, EA9/DL7AFS (DL7AFS),ED9DDC,EU200A (EU4AA), EV200M (EW4EW),FO0POM (OC027, SP9FIH),FR/TK5PB,G0WKW/p (EU-120), FT5ZJ, GI4WSB/p (EU-122), GM0HLV/p (EU-092), HL1DH, HL2FDW, HS0/OK1CW, IH9/KR7X, IH9P,JW/OK1FZM (EU-026),JW7M (EU-026 LA7M), JW0HP, JW9DFA, K2OLG (NA-142), KH2/JA4DND, KL5E, OD5/OK1MU, OH0YLS, OX/DK6XR, OX/N6ZZ, PS0S (PY2SP), S513A, S5A, SO0DIG, SP8NCF/1, SV2CEI/8, SV5CJN, T7/IK7UJS/p, T88DX, T88WX (OC-009), TF3A, UA1AOQ (EU-133)

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


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Jan 18-Jan 26   3D2/VK2IR     1275
NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273
Feb 3 -Feb 18   5U            1278 *
Jan 26-???      7X/SP5IXI     1276
Jan 23-Feb 7    8Q/F6HWU      1277
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Jan 24-Jan 27   9M2/7M2VPR    1278 *
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268

Jan 26          AX..          1278 *
NOW             CE9/R1ANF     1277
NOW             CE9/R3RRC     1277
Jan 22-Feb 14   CT3FN         1275
May 31-Jun 30   DT0FWC..      1275
January 2002    EA5KB/p       1275
NOW   -Mar/2002 EP3PTT        1278 *
Jan 16-Feb 7    FG/F6FXS      1275
Feb 1 -Feb 16   HC1MD         1278 *
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
NOW   -Feb 28   HG80ST        1277
Jan 1 -May 30   HL17FWC       1275

Feb 2 -Mar 4    J73CCM        1278 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
Jan 25-Jan 28   KH0WW         1277
NOW             KH2K/AH0      1276, 1277
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
Mar 5 -???      P5/YT1AD ..   1276
Jan 23-Jan 29   PY0/W5SJ      1277
Jan 24-Jan 27   PP1/PY1NEZ..  1278 *
Feb 4 -Feb 16   TI9M          1272

Jan 5 -Feb 5    V31YN         1275
Jan 16-Feb 6    V5/DJ4SO      1276
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
NOW   -Jan 26   VK3TZ         1275
Jan 20-Feb 2    VP5/G4RCG     1276
Feb 2 -Feb 9    VP5/NF7T..    1278 *
NOW ?           VP8..         1278 *
Jan 27-???      XU7ACE        1278 *
NOW   -Mar 9    XW0X          1278 *
NOW             YA/G4KUX      1278 *
NOW   -Mar/2002 YA/ON4TT      1278 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Jan 14-Jan 30   ZF2LM         1276
Jan 12-Feb 12   ZX2F          1277

 * = new
.. = and other calls

David, 4L1DA, writes the the QSLs for 4L0G and 4L1DA are handled by the QSL manager DL7BO himself.

The operators of HF0POL usually have different QSL managers. To find the correct QSL route for your QSO check: http://www.qsl.net/hf0pol/before.html.

German post offices already issued some new IRCs. The old green ones are still accepted for a little while.

TNX: DF3EC, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL2BWM, DL2HX, DL2VFR, DL3BQA, DL5EBE, F5NQL, ND5S, PA3GIO, PA9JJ, VE3EXY, 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.