DX News Letter 1285
March 14, 2002

DX-NL 1285 March 14, 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)


ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8, AF-003 After activating VP8CSA Mark, DL1SDN, will now sign ZD8CSA from Mar 16-26. Unfortunately there was no more information available.

CHAM ISLAND, 3W, AS-new Yuki, JI6KVR, JA6IEF/3W3C, JI6KVR/XV3A, 3W2LI and 3W2KA are operating from this island from Mar 13-18. Plans include operation in SSB/CW on 160-6m. QSL: XV3A via EA5KB; 3W3C via EA5RM, 3W2LI and 3W2KA direct. Their website is: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage25.htm.

CONGO, 9Q The QSLs of 9Q0AR are now accepted for DXCC credit.

CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Steve, PJ2/N8BJQ, and Geoff, PJ2/W0CG, are on the air from Mar 14-Apr 2. During the CQ WPX SSB Contest they will use the callsign PJ2T. QSLs via homecalls, PJ2T via N9AG.

EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Thor, 4W6MM, returned from Italy and is now back on air.

FRANCE, F Francis, F6HKS (CW), and Jean Claude, F6HDH (SSB), will activate a lighthouse south of Le Grau du Roi (ARLHS FRA 276, DPLF PB 069) on 40m, 20m and perhaps 15m on Mar 17. QSL via bureau.

GREEN ISLAND, BV, AS-155 CTARL members will be actibe as BV9G from Mar 21-25. QSL via BV8BC, Bill-Chen, Box 222, Taitung-City 950, Taiwan.

GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Bert, WH7USA, will work in SSB on HF and 6m from Mar 18-28.

GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Pick, WA5PAE, and Jay, K4ZLE, will hit the airwaves as KG4IZ and KG4MO mainly in CW on the lowbands from Mar 21-30. QSL via homecalls.

MADAGASCAR, 5R Ben, 5R8DS (PA5BW), states that Bruno, 5R8/F5DKO, had no valid licence for his activity from Nosy Be (AF-057). They are working on that...

MALAWI, 7Q Harry, G0JUM, is on the air as 7Q7HB until Apr 28. Usually he was QRV during the weekends on 14220 kHz around 0315 UTC 14220 kHz and on 21324 and 28600 kHz between 1400 and 1800 UTC. QSL direct only to: G0IAS, Allan Hickman, The Conifers, High Street, Elkesley, Retford, DN22 8AJ Notts, United Kingdom.

NAMIBIA, V5 Laurence, V51/G4DMA, will be active on 80-6m from Mar 17-31.

NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, has all necessary papers except the permission to transmit from the military! At press time it was not clear whether he is still in Pyongyang or already on his way back home. All signals from P5/YT1AD were transmitted by PIRATES!

OGASAWARA ISLAND, JD1, AS-031 JD1/JA2NQG is expected to show up from Mar 22-31.

SAINT LUCIA, J6, NA-108 Gary is signing J68GS in CW on 80-10m between Mar 21 and Apr 2. During the CQ WPX SSB he plans to operate at J6DX. QSL via KI6T, bureau ok.

TAIWAN, BV, AS-020 Artem, BW3/UA3VCS, is QRV in CW/SSB on 80-10m. The length of his stay is unknown.

VATICAN CITY, HV The callsign HV0A was abused by a PIRATE in the beginning of March.

VIETNAM, 3W 3W3M will be the call of Jack, F6BUM, from Mar 21-23 and from Apr 3-5.


Ascension Island is situated at 7 deg 56'South and 14 deg 25'West in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, 1100 km Northwest of St. Helena, rather exactly on half distance between Brasil and Congo. Approximately 1000 locals are living on an area of 88 sqkm. The temperature is kept all over the year at an average of 25 degree centigrade.

Ascension Island is of volcanic origin. Besides of rabbits and partridges there are also wild donkeys living there! Ascension is also famous for the turtles coming here to bury their eggs from January to May.

The island was discovered on Ascension Day 1501 and thus it was called Ascension Island. Today it is administrated by Great Britain.

Very early this island became a relay station for the sea cables from and to Portugal, South Africa and South America. The NASA is running an observation ward, the English and American army have military bases on the island. During the Falkland Islands war Ascension was the most important base. Today there are regular flights to Great Britain and to the Falklands. Ferries to St. Helena and South Africa are leaving the port in Georgetown.

amateur radio: prefix ZD8, IOTA reference AF-003, no time difference to UTC, CQ zone 36, ITU zone 66. This DX entity is not listed in the 100 MOST WANTED


QSL direct: 9G5XA, 9M2AX, AA4NC/CY0, AH4/AH7G, C21XU, CY0XX, E30NA, EK3SA, EM1KCC, EU6MM, FG/T93M, FH5CY, J37ZA, J75WX, J79UGF, J79WWW, KG4SD, KH0/JM1LRQ, LX9SW, OH0NL, OH0PM, OX3FV, P29CJ, PJ4A, RK1A/p (EU-133), S21BR, S50A, S79AN, TF4/LX9EG/P, TF3AO, UA0FAI, V31AH, VB2V, VK2BEX/CY0, VK3DK/p (OC-196), VQ9PO, ZF2TN, ZP6CW

QSL bureau: CU3EJ (EU-175), CU7/CT1EEB, ED3IM (EU-078), ED5ICE (EU-069), EI/G3ZAY/p (EU-006), F5YYP/p (EU-064), FG5BG (NA-102), HS1OVH, GH0STH (EU-013), J8OC (NA-025), OH3GZ/OI0, P29DX,RZ1AK,SI900TKM, SM/DH2YAU, TG4/F6BFH, TX0DX (OH2BN), V31YW (NA-073), VK6EEN, VP2EF (AC8EG), VP2MDY (NW8F), VP5L (LA5KO), XE1D, XE1X (XE1D), XE1ZOI, XX9SC, ZB2/K4ZLE, ZC4A (G3LNS), ZC4A (5B4AGC), ZC4RAF (AS-004), ZK1AWG (OC-013)

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


DATE            CALL          DXNL

NOW   -Apr 9    3W2XK         1273
Mar 21-Apr 5    3W3M          1285 *
NOW   -Mar 15   3W9KCS        1283
Mar 4 -Mar 17   5R/F5DKO      1283
NOW   -Apr 28   7Q7HB         1285 *
NOW   -Apr/2002 7Z1AC         1283
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Mar 4 -Mar 18   9M9/JA1OEM    1283
Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D          1268

Mar 21-Mar 25   BV9G          1285 *
NOW             BW3/UA3VCS    1285 *
Mar 7 -Mar 21   CT3/DL3KWF .. 1283
NOW   -2004     D2U           1282
Mar 13-????     D44TA         1284
May 31-Jun 30   DT0FWC ..     1275
NOW   -Mar/2002 DU7/UT2VU     1284
Mar 8 -Mar 24   EA6/DL6KAC    1284
Mar 17          F6HKS/p ..    1285 *
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Mar 15-Mar 21   HI9/PA3GIO    1284
Mar 14-???      HK0GU         1284
Jan 1 -May 30   HL17FWC       1275
Mar 4 -Mar 21   IB0/IK8VRH    1284

Feb 22-Mar 15   J3/DJ7RJ      1281
NOW   -Mar 31   J37LR         1284
Mar 21-Apr 2    J68GS         1285 *
Mar 22-Mar 31   JD1/JA2NQG    1285 *
Mar 16-Mar 18   JI3ACL/4 ..   1284
NOW   -Apr/2002 JX7DFA        1266
Mar 21-Mar 30   KG4IZ         1285 *
Mar 18-Mar 28   KH2/WH7USA    1285 *
Mar 13-Mar 19   MJ/K8PT       1284
Feb 20-Dec 31   OP1A          1281
NOW   -Apr/2002 P43MR         1274
NOW   -2002     P5/4L4FN      1270, 1271, 1280
Mar 5 -???      P5/YT1AD ..   1276, 1283
Mar 15-Mar 30   PJ2/DL7DF ..  1284
Mar 14-Apr 2    PJ2/N8BJQ ..  1285 *
NOW   -Dec/2002 TT8DX         1283

Mar 17-Mar 31   V51/G4DMA     1285 *
Mar 9 -Mar 15   VP2V/W0AW     1284
Mar 2002        VP6 /Ducie    1284
NOW   -Mar 16   VP8CSA        1283
Mar 8 -May/2002 VQ9GB         1284
Mar 12-Mar 30   XR0X          1284
Mar 13-Mar 18   XV3A ..       1285 *
Mar 4 -Mar 15   YJ0AOW        1283
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260
Mar 16-Mar 26   ZD8CSA        1285 *
Mar 11-Mar 21   ZD8Z          1284

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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