DX News Letter 1279
January 31, 2002

DX-NL 1279 January 31, 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 The Minister of Communications issued a licence to the clubstation of the embassy of the United States in Kabul bearing the callsign YA0USA. At the moment Carl, K4YT, is activating this clubstation during his spare time. No information has been released yet where the QSLs should been sent. WFWL!

BELIZE, V3 Andy, VE7AHA, is signing V31HA during his spare time from Feb 2-16. QSL via VE7AHA.

CONGO, 9Q With the active volcano near Goma some parts of the telecommunication line to Kinshasa cannot be used. The radio amateurs were asked to put up an emergency communication network.

CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Tony, PJ2/N7BG, is QRV between Jan 29 and Feb 4. During the FOC Contest he will use the call PJ2T. QSL for PJ2/N7BG via N7BG, PJ2T via KN7Y.

DOMINICA, J7, NA-101 Paul, DL6FBK, and Lui, DL6FBR, are staying on Dominica from Feb 1-17. Their calls are not known yet. QSL via homecalls.

GRENADA, J3, NA-024 Bill, K4LTA, and Ruby, K4UPS, are hitting the airwaves J37BO and J37RO on 6-160m (including WARC bands) between Jan 31 and Feb 25. Bill prefers CW (14033, 21033, 21333, 28033, 28333 kHz). QSLs direct (with SASE included) to: K4LTA, Bill O'Kain, 101 Baylor Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA.

GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Hide, JH8KYU/K8YU, is planning a trip for Feb 8-11. He intends to take part in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest but he will also be signing K8YU/KH2 in CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via JH8KYU, bureau ok. Please send NO requests to K8YU, neither direct nor via bureau!

GUATEMALA, TG TG7/W9AEB will be the callsign of Tom, W9AEB, and Bob, WF9V, between Jan 31 and Feb 9. They will work in CW and SSB on 20-10m.

LAESOE ISLAND, OZ, EU-088 Sandro, OZ/DD3SP/p, and Uwe, OZ/DL3BQA/p, will be active on HF/6m/2m from Feb 5-11. They prefer to work in SSB but switch also to CW and digital modes upon request. QSLs via homecalls.

LAOS, XW Mauro, IN3QBR, is expected to hit the airwaves in February. No more information has been released yet.

NORTHERN MARIANAS, KH0, OC-086 KH0/JA6BTO, KF4LX/AH0 (op JA6HJP), KH0/JA6LZN, KK7UB/KH0 (op JA6PBO), WH0B (op JA6VQA) and AB2GA/KH0 (op JH6ALF) will be QRV in SSB/CW/RTTY/ SSTV on all bands from Feb 7-10. Emphasis will be put on the lowbands, WARC bands and 6m.

PALAU, T8 Mitsu, JH5OXF, will be on the air signing T88XF in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on 80-6m from Feb 9-12. QSL direct via JH5OXF.

SANTA MARIA ISLAND, CE, SA-070 The Southern Cross DX Group plans to activate this island situated in the Arauco Gulf on Jan 26-28 and other weekends in February. Their call is XR5SM in CW/SSB on all HF bands. QSL via XQ5SM, buro ok. More information is available at the website http://www.qsl.net/xr5sm/.

SAO TOME, S9, AF-023 LA5QKA, LA5UF, LA6EIA, LA6FJA, LA7THA, LA7WCA, LC3EAT, LC6ZBT, SM5COP and SM5IMO will be active as S9LA in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV on 6-160m from Feb 4-11. Find more information at: http://www.qsl.net/s9la/.

ST LUCIA, J6, NA-108 Laurent, F4TVY, is QRV between Jan 30 and Feb 7. Call is not known yet.

ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON, FP, NA-032 Sado, JA9KRO, is staying there for one week and hits the airwaves as FP/JA9KRO. QSL via Kaoru Sado, 966-3 Butsuden, Uozu, 937-0061 Japan. Sado is a deap sea fisher and will not return home before August. QSLs cannot be answered earlier than that!

TANZANIA, 5H Maurizio, IK2GZU, will stay in Tanzania from Feb 5-27. His call will be announced upon arrival. QSL via homecall.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5 Tak, VP5/JA1MZL, will be QRV from Feb 5-9. QSL via bureau.


The island group St.Pierre et Miquelon is situated at 46 deg 44'North and 56 deg 27'West in the Atlantic Ocean some 25km off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Besides of the two main islands St. Pierre and Miquelon there are also Grand Colombier, aux Marins, Massacre, aux Pigeons and last not least aux Bainqueurs belonging to this group which measures about 242 sqkm in size. The highest elevation is the Morne de la Grande Montagne with 240m a.s.l. on Miquelon Island. The climate and the landscape is similar to that on the neighboring island Newfoundland. These islands are paradise for nature enthusiasts and there are only 6500 people living there all the time.

The islands were discovered by the Portuguese captain Alvarez Faguendez in 1520. French and British fought for the possession of this island over a long period of time. Since 1916 St. Pierre et Miquelon has the status of a French overseas departement.

Its capital St. Pierre and the two smaller cities Anse du Governement and Miquelon are very similar to those on Newfoundland. Colorful wooden houses can be seen everywhere but the supply of goods is very French. Main income for the islands are tourism and fishing. Two airports and a ferry to Canada offer good transportation means to and from the islands.

Amateur radio: prefix: FP, IOTA reference: NA-032, Time difference: UTC -5h

QSL Info

QSL direct: 3W2B, 4K5CW, 4U1ITU, 5R8FU (AF-013), 8P9Z (NA-021), A51WD, A92GD (K1SE), BI4F (AS-160), BY4BSN, CE0/IK5SQX (SA-001), CE0Y/UA6AF (SA-001), ES8X (EU-178), G0KJW/p (EU-109), HI3K, GT3FLH (EU-116), HS1OVH, IL7/IK4RUX (EU-050), J48T (EU-174), LA/SM3TLG (EU-062), OA4SS, TO2000 (NA-102), TY22DX, TY68F, VK9KNE (SP9PT), VK9LO, VP5/N5KW, YA5T, ZA1A, ZK1NCP

QSL bureau: 8P5A, AP2JZB, EY8MM, FR5FD, J69AZ, KL7JR (NA-050),RZ0SR,RZ1OA/A, TA0/IZ7ATN/p, TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-115), TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-123), TF4RX (EU-168), TY22DX, TY0CDX, UU2JZ, V26JT (NA-100 K3JT), V26OB (NA-100, DL8OBQ), VD1VIK, VK9KND, VK9LO, VP2V/N6CW, ZA2A, ZB2/DJ7ZG (DL7AFS), ZB2/DL7AFS (DL7AFS), ZD7VC (AF-022), ZK1KDN, ZK1NCP, ZL1DD (OC-201), ZW2V

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


DATE            CALL          DXNL

NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273
Feb 5 -Feb 27   5H/IK2GZU     1279 *
Feb 3 -Feb 18   5U            1278
Jan 23-Feb 7    8Q/F6HWU      1277
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268

NOW             CE9/R1ANF     1277
NOW             CE9/R3RRC     1277
Jan 22-Feb 14   CT3FN         1275
May 31-Jun 30   DT0FWC..      1275
NOW   -Mar/2002 EP3PTT        1278
Jan 16-Feb 7    FG/F6FXS      1275
NOW             FP/JA9KRO     1279 *
Feb 1 -Feb 16   HC1MD         1278
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
NOW   -Feb 28   HG80ST        1277
Jan 1 -May 30   HL17FWC       1275
Jan 31-Feb 25   J37BO         1279 *
Jan 30-Feb 7    J6/F4TVY      1279 *
Feb 1 -Feb 17   J7/DL6FBR ..  1279 *
Feb 2 -Mar 4    J73CCM        1278
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266

Feb 8 -Feb 11   K8YU/KH2      1279 *
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
Feb 7 -Feb 10   KH0/JA6BTO..  1279 *
Feb 5 -Feb 11   OZ/DL3BQA ..  1279 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271
Mar 5 -???      P5/YT1AD ..   1276
Jan 29-Feb 4    PJ2/N7BG      1279 *
Feb 4 -Feb 11   S9LA          1279 *
Feb 9 -Feb 12   T88XG         1279 *
Jan 31-Feb 9    TG7/W9AEGB    1279 *
Feb 4 -Feb 16   TI9M          1272

Feb 2 -Feb 16   V31HA         1279 *
Jan 5 -Feb 5    V31YN         1275
Jan 16-Feb 6    V5/DJ4SO      1276
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
Jan 20-Feb 2    VP5/G4RCG     1276
Feb 5 -Feb 9    VP5/JA1MZL    1279 *
Feb 2 -Feb 9    VP5/NF7T..    1278
Feb/2002        XR5SM         1279 *
Jan 27-???      XU7ACE        1278
NOW   -Mar 9    XW0X          1278
Feb/2002        XW/IN3QBR     1279 *
NOW             YA/G4KUX      1278
NOW   -Mar/2002 YA/ON4TT      1278
NOW             YA0USA        1279 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Jan 14-Jan 30   ZF2LM         1276
Jan 12-Feb 12   ZX2F          1277

 * = new
.. = and other calls

Hiroo, XW0X, asks everybody NOT to enclose ANY money bills to mail to Laos! An average employee of the Laotian post earns about 17 Euro per month so the temptation is very high... Hiroo proposes to send IRCs only!!

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