DX News Letter 1299
June 27, 2002

DX-NL 1299 June 27, 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)


ALASKA, KL7 Lanny, W5BOS, will activate Walrus Island (NA-121) from Jul 8-10. He will work in CW/SSB on 20/15/10m.

EGYPT, SU Alan, G3OSB, is momentarily signing SU9BN from Sharm El Sheikh. His preferred frequencies are 14020-14030 kHz from 0300-0500 UTC and 1700-1900 UTC. QSL via EA7FTR.

ELBA ISLAND, IA5, EU-028 Franko, HB9OAB, is QRV mainly on 6m/2m but also via satellite between Jun 22 and Aug 1.

GHANA, 9G Henk, PA3AWW, is QRV as 9G1AA mainly in CW on 40/20/15m in Jul and Aug. He is working at the Dormaa hospital in Dormaa-Ahenkro.QSL via PA3ERA.

ICELAND, TF Ramin, XE1KK, is signing TF/VE7RKK from Jul 2-8. He intends also to make a trip to Greenland for 2 or 3 days. He will then sign OX/VE7RKK and focus on satellite QSOs. QSLs via XE1KK.

LAESO ISLAND, OZ, EU-088 Per, OZ1DGQ, is working from the lighthouse at the local port on 10-80m starting every day 1800 UTC until Aug 20. He is QRV mainly in SSB but also in CW/RTTY/PSK31. QSL direct ONLY to OZ1DGQ.

LITHUANIA, LY The 750th anniversary of Klaipeda is celebrated from Jul 5 till Aug 5. The stations LY2TG, LY3BE, LY2EC, LY2FE, LY1CT, LY2PDA and LY2SV are using the special calls LY750TG, LY750BE, LY750EC, LY750FE, LY750CT, LY750PDA and LY750SV. More information on a special award can be requested from Eugene,LY3BE, by sending an e-mail to ly3be@mail.ru.

MARKET REEF, OJ0, EU-053 Vicky, AE9YL, Carl, K9LA, and Seppo, OH1VR, are signing OJ0/AE9YL and OJ0/K9LA on HF from Jul 8-11. QSL via bureau.

SAMOA, 5W David, K8AA, and Ted, K8AQM, are QRV mainly in CW on 40-10m signing 5W0TR and 5W0AA from Jul 2-12. QSL via K8AA.

SCOTLAND, GM The Cambridge University Wireless Society announced its plan to activate several Scottish islands as GM6UW this year. Lewis Island (EU-010) will be activated on July 11, Shiant Islands (EU-112) from July 12-15 and the Treshnish Islands (EU-108) from July 17-19. QSL via M0BLF, via bureau ok.

ST MARTIN, FS Jim, W6JKV, is on tour again from Jun 27 until Jul 7. He built his 6m antenna directly at the sea and a beacon is running on 50.103 MHz.

SVALBARD, JW, EU-016 Tom, LA4LN, is QRV as JW4LN from Jul 6-21. He plans also a special trip to Bear Island (EU-026) from Jul 9-16! QSL direct ONLY to LA4LN.


Bear Island is situated between the North Cape and Svalbard. Its size is about 178 sqkm. Most parts of the islands are covered with glaciers the rest is covered with moss and lichen. Many lakes break up the monotony of the landscape and the highest mountain is the Miseryfjellet (536m). The climate is similar to Svalbard. In summer the thermometer climbs up to 6 degrees centigrade. The only animals which can survive are some birds, seals, the Arctic fox and the Polar bear which was responsible for the naming of the island.

Bear Island belongs to Norway since 1925. Already in 1918 the first radio and weather station, Bjoernoey Radio, was built at the north coast to support the fishermen in the rough Norwegian Sea. Nowadays this station is operated automatically.

Amateur radio: prefix JW. For the DXCC award it is credited as Svalbard but for the WAE award it is a separate country probably the most rare of all. CQ zone 40, ITU zone 18, UTC +1h, IOTA reference EU-026

QSL Info

QSL direct: 3B8DB, 3W3M (AS-157), 4A1AC, 4M4X, 6K5REL/4 (AS-148), 8R1RPN, 9G1MR (IK3HHX), 9L1JT, 9M6/JA1WPX, 9N6AAC, A25/DJ6SI (DJ6SI), A35SO, CB4A, CN2PM, DS4DEV, DU1/G0SHN (OC-090), E4/OK1DTP, EL2ART (EL2BA), FJ/JH8CLU, FS/JH8CLU, GM5C (EU-123), H44YC, HG44PT, HH4/K4QD, IY4W, KH0/JF1RPZ, KH4/IV3NVN (OC-030), NH6D/KH4, OJ0U, OZ5W, P40RH, PT1G (SA-029, PY1LVF),PT0F (PY5XX), RV4CT, S58AL, S79EU, SV1SL, TA2AP, TA2BK, UA0FDX, V47SS, VO2NS, XE1BEF, XE1ZOI, XE1UN, YN4RBO, YV5JBI/P (SA-090), Z21HS, ZA1E, ZK1NCI, ZL2AMI, ZL6QH, ZS6IR

QSL bureau: A43MF, S21P, UU7JC

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


DATE          CALL         DXNL

02Jul-12Jul   5W0AA        1299 *
NOW  -Jun/03  5W1SA        1292
NOW           8J1RL        1298
NOW  -Jun/02  8J2C..       1291, 1292
26Jun-06Jul   8S4C/5       1298
Jul  -Aug     9G1AA        1299 *
NOW  -Sep/02  9L1BTB       1268

23Jun-28Jun   AK0M/5       1298
29Jun-08Jul   CY9???       1298
NOW  -2004    D2U          1282
31Mai-30Jun   DT0FWC..     1275
NOW  -Jun/02  ET3PMW       1290
26Jun-01Jul   F6AJA/BY4RSA 1298
NOW           FR5ZU/T      1298
27Jun-07Jul   FS/W6JKV     1299 *
NOW           FT/F4DOT     1298
11Jul-19Jul   GM6UW        1299 *
26Jun-10Jul   GM3OFT       1298
NOW  -2002    HF0POL       1271
22Jun-01Aug   IA5/HB9OAB   1299 *
20Jun-24Jun   IB0A         1297
19Jun-29Jun   IB0/IK2DUW   1298

 6Jul-21Jul   JW4LN        1299 *
NOW  -01Sep   K1VSJ        1298
08Jul-10Jul   KL7/W5BOS    1299 *
05Jul-05Aug   LY750..      1299 *
NOW  -Jun/02  OD5/IW0GXY   1287
08Jul-11Jul   OJ0/AE9YL..  1299 *
02Jul-08Jul   OX/VE7RKK    1299 *
NOW  -20Aug   OZ1DGQ       1299 *
22Jun-29Jun   PJ7/WA6WXD   1298
NOW  -Jul/02  S21/OK1FWC   1287
NOW           SU9BN        1299 *
NOW           SU9US        1298

NOW  -Okt/02  SV5/IK2WZD   1292
NOW  -Aug/02  TA0/TA2RC..  1295
02Jul-08Jul   TF/VE7RKK    1299 *
22Jun-12Jul   TO8CW        1297
NOW  -Dez/02  TT8DX        1283
NOW  -Dez/02  VK0MQI       1287, 1291
19Jun-29Jun   XW1IC        1298
NOW  -31Jul   XW3QBR       1286
NOW  -Jun/02  YA/LA7JO     1292
01Jun-31Aug   ZA/Z35M      1297
NOW  -Sep/02  ZC4BS        1260

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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