DX News Letter 1283
February 28, 2002

DX-NL 1283 February 28, 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)


CEBU ISLAND, DU, OC-129 Oleg, UT2VU/DU7, is on the air until the end of March. QSL via UR7VA, bureau ok.

CHAD, TT Chris, TT8DX, is expected to return in these days. He will work mostly on 6m and the lowbands and most likely he will stay until December. QSL via F5OGL.

CHILOE ISLAND, CE, SA-018 Mark, CE6TBN/7, will hit the airwaves from Mar 7-10. He will then go to Ascencion Island.

COCOS ISLAND, TI9, NA-012 TI9M is on the air since Feb 20. AD6E, AK0A, F5CWU, IK3RIY, IZ7ATN, KA0KKO, KI7WO, N4CD, N6KT, N7DF, PA3EWP, PA5ET, RK3AD, WS4Y and TI2HMG are QRV on 160-6m until Mar 2. More information can be found on their website: http://www.qsl.net/ti9m/.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M8 9M9/JA1OEM plans to become active from Mar 4-18. The main band of operation will be 6m.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8/f, SA-002 Mark, DL1SDN, is operating from the Falklands signing VP8CSA (?) until Mar 16. He will then move on to Ascension Island. No more information available yet.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Vance, N5VL, will be on the air as KG4VL from Mar 1-6. He intends to operate also on 160m. QSL via N5VL.

HONDURAS, HR Bob, KB0CY, Denny, KB9DPF, and Lor, W3QA, are signing HR3/homecalls on 40/20/15/10m during their spare time until Mar 3. QSL via homecalls.

ICELAND, TF, EU-021 Eric, TF8/SM1TDE/p, is operating from the shack of TF8GX in Keflavik mainly in CW on 10-80m until Mar 2. QSL via SM1TDE, bureau ok.

LAOS, XW Radio amateurs from Thailand are planning visiting Laos in the beginning of March to join XW1FAN in preparing a DXpedition for April/May 2002. It is not known if they plan to operate already now.

MADAGASCAR, 5R Bruno, F5DKO, intends to work on 20 and 15m from Mar 4-17. He will stay on Nosy Be (AF-057) from Mar 4-10 and on Sainte Marie Island (AF-090) from Mar 11-17. QSL via IZ8CCW.

MADEIRA, CT3, AF-014 Hardy, CT3/DL3KWF, and Rosel, CT3/DL3KWR, will be QRV only in CW mainly on the WARC bands after their daily trips between Mar 7 and 21. All QSOs will be answered automatically at http://www.eQSL.cc. Paper QSLs via the bureau are no problem as well.

NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, and YU7AV are flying to Pyongyang on March 5. A call has not been announced yet. Hrane states: "No problems are expected at this point in time, but in P5 everything is possible." We will see!

SAUDI ARABIA, HZ Joe, W5FJG, is momentarily working in Jeddah. He is on the air as 7Z1AC in his spare time until April. QSL via WA4WTG. --- HZ1AB will be activated by SM0CXU and DF1IK on March 7/8.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLANDS, VP8/sg, AN-007 Mike, GM0HCQ, shall hit the airwaves as VP8SGK from Mar 4-6. More info is available on his website: http://www.qsl.net/gm0hcq/.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7, NA-105 Brian, PJ7/KD2DL, is expected to be QRV on 18080 kHz from Mar 2-9. QSL via KD2DL.

ST. MARTIN, FS, NA-105 Bert, FS/PA3GIO/m, plans to become active in SSB on 20-10m on Mar 5/6 but expect him to be QRV also from the Dutch part as PJ7/PA3GIO/m. QSLs preferred via bureau.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5 Randy, VP5/N0TG, will be active mainly in CW on all bands from Mar 1-7.

VANUATU, YJ Michel, F6COW, and Dominique, F6EPY, will be QRV from the island Efate and Espirito Santo (OC-035) signing YJ0AOW and YJ0APY from Mar 4-15. While listening especially for Europe they will work mostly in CW on 3515, 7015, 10115, 14015, 18095, 21015, 24905, 28015 and 50085 kHz and in SSB on 3780, 7075, 14215, 18135, 21215, 24985, 28465 and 50125 kHz. QSLs via homecalls.

VIETNAM, 3W We just learned that Conny, DL1DA, is staying in Vietnam since Feb 25. He intends to be QRV in CW on 10-40m signing 3W9KCS (?) until Mar 15. QSL via DL1DA.

WESTERN SAHARA, S0 Without any notice in advance Baldur, DJ6SI (CW), and Karl, DK2WV (SSB), hit the airwaves as S07X and S07V. Their length of stay is not known.


The Chad is situated in Northern Africa South of Libya. The Northern part is lying within the Sahara with the highest elevation being the Emikoussi moun- tain (3415m asl) in the Tibesti mountain range. The savannah like South of the country reaches out to the Lake Chad. The climate is hot and dry, in the mountains cool and wet. In the South you can experience it is tropical hot and wet. The Chad is belonging to the poorest countries of the world. The northern part of Chad is situated directly within the Sahel zone and offers only a very small possibility for stock farming. In the South cotton and peanuts are grown. The population of about 6 million people consists of muslims, commonly referred to as "northerners" or "gorane" (Arabs, Toubou, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Kanembou, Baguirmi, Boulala, Zaghawa, and Maba) and non-Muslims, commonly referred to as "southerners" (Sara, Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye, Moundang, Moussei, Massa) including nonindigenous 150000.

Chad's capital is called N'Djamena nowadays (in the past: Fort Lamy) with approximately 600.000 inhabitants. There is almost no tourism in the country with about 30.000 visitors to the Chad per year.

Amateur radio: prefix: TT, ranking 63rd on the Most Wanted Countries List, time difference: UTC +2h.


QSL direct: 3A2MD, 3B8/DL7DF, 3D2AG/p, 3D2VA, 3X0HNU, 3Z0PW, 4K4CW, 4L1DA, 4L1FX, 4S7DA, 4T0I, 5N99MSV, 5R8GW (AF-013), 5R8GZ, 6Y6L, 8Q7IJ, 9G5KW, 9G5XU, 9N1AC, A52DU, A52UL, AP2JZB, AP2ZA, BD7JK, BX4AD, C6A/K7RE, CE9R, CO2TK, CO8TW, CT1BOH, D902WSF, DS5UCP, EK8WA, EP3HR, ES1WW, EW3LB, EX2M, FY5FU, FY5FY, FY5KE/p (SA-020),H44MA, HB0CC, HG80ST, HI3/OK2ZU, HI8RV,J3A,J38PA (NA-147),J45T (SV5TH), JD1/7L2ICS, JT1/K4ZW, KP2A, NH7/N6HC, NP4A, PJ7/PA3GCV (NA-105), PJ5/K1NA, R1ANM, T2T, TF7RX (EU-071), TK5MP, UK8FF, UN7CC, V26G, VK9KND, VP2EUQ, VP2MEG, VP8THU, VP9AD, VU2JSH (AS-153), YS1RR, Z32LM, ZA1Z, ZP0R, ZW6C (SA-062)

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


DATE            CALL          DXNL

NOW   -Mar 10   3W2LWS        1282
NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273
NOW   -Mar 15   3W9KCS        1283 *
Mar 4 -Mar 17   5R/F5DKO      1283 *
Feb 27-Mar 3    6W/VE2XO      1282
Feb 17-???      7Q7HB         1280
NOW   -Apr/2002 7Z1AC         1283 *
Feb 10-Mar      9A/ZS6IL      1280
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Mar 4 -Mar 18   9M9/JA1OEM    1283 *
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268
Feb 23-Mar 5    9Y/DL5MAE     1282

Feb 15-Mar 1    C6AWW         1280
Feb 23-Mar 2    CE0Y/DM5TI    1281
Mar 7 -Mar 21   CT3/DL3KWF .. 1283 *
Feb 15-Mar 7    CT3/OE1JIS    1281
NOW   -2004     D2U           1282
May 31-Jun 30   DT0FWC ..     1275
NOW             EP3UN         1282
NOW             ET3PMW        1282
Feb 19-Mar 1    FM/F5SGI      1281
Mar 5 -Mar 6    FS/PA3GIO     1283 *
NOW   -Mar 2    H40T          1281
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Jan 1 -May 30   HL17FWC       1275
NOW   -Mar 3    HR3/KB0CY ..  1283 *
Mar 7 -Mar 8    HZ1AB         1283 *

Feb 22-Mar 15   J3/DJ7RJ      1281
Feb 2 -Mar 4    J73CCM        1278
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
NOW   -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG     1267
Mar 1 -Mar 6    KG4VL         1283 *
Feb 24-Mar 3    KP2/AA4Z      1282
NOW   -Mar/2002 LZ0A          1282
Feb 25-Mar 28   MM0LEO        1282
Feb 20-Dec 31   OP1A          1281
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271, 1280
Mar 5 -???      P5/YT1AD ..   1276, 1283 *
Feb 27-Mar 5    PJ2K ..       1282
Mar 2 -Mar 9    PJ7/KD2DL     1283 *
Feb 14-???      PW0T          1281
NOW             PY1XP         1282
NOW             S07X          1283 *

NOW   -Mar 2    TF8/SM1TDE/p  1283 *
NOW   -Mar 2    TI9M          1283 *
NOW             TT/F8ARR      1281
NOW   -Dec/2002 TT8DX         1283 *
NOW   -Mar/2002 UT2VU/DU7     1283 *
Feb 14-Mar 8    V51/DL2SL     1280
Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p      1267
Mar 1 -Mar 7    VP5/N0TG      1283 *
NOW   -Mar 16   VP8CSA        1283 *
Mar 4 -Mar 6    VP8SGK        1883 *
Feb/2002        XR5SM         1279
NOW   -Mar 9    XW0X          1278
Feb/2002        XW/IN3QBR     1279
Mar 4 -Mar 15   YJ0AOW        1283 *
Feb 15-Mar 5    YN/DL7CM ..   1280
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
NOW             ZL5CP         1280
NOW             ZS7/ZS4AGA    1281
Feb 27-Mar 3    ZY0SAT        1282

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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