DX News Letter 1303
August 1, 2002

DX-NL 1303 August 1, 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)


AZERBAIJAN, 4K Yannick, F6FYD (4J0FR, QSL via F6FYD), and Gerard, F2VX (from the clubstation 4K7CW), will stay in Baku from Aug 6-23. They plan to work in CW/SSB on all bands and also applied for a special callsign.

BRUNEI, V8, OC-088 IT9SSI, IV3FSG and IZ8CCW are on the air from Bandar Seri Begawan from Aug 5-11. They did not publish their callsigns yet.

CANADA, VE The Summerside ARC is activating Cape Bear lighthouse as VY2PEI on Prince Edward Island (NA-029) on Aug 7 from 1300-2100 UTC. More information is available on their website http://www.ve1cfb.hn.org.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q Gus, SM5DIC, arrived in Kinshasa and became active from the clubstation 9Q0AR until Aug 27. His former call 9Q5TE will not be issued again. QSL via SM5BFJ, unfortunately direct only.

GUADELOUPE, FG, NA-114 The "Project DX Team" is QRV from Terre de Haut Island from Aug 5-17. The operators Andrea, FG/IK2XDE, Giovanni, FG/IK2JYT, Mario, FG/IK2HAB, and Luigi, FG/IW2MVS, are working in SSB/RTTY on HF and 6m. QSLs via homecalls, bureau ok.

KUWAIT, 9K John, W4NU, is momentarily staying in Kuwait and waits for his licence. The length of his stay is not known.

MALDIVES, 8Q The young DXer team is now QRV as 8Q7ZZ.They plan to stay till Aug 11. QSL via G3SWH.

MONACO, 3A 3A/IZ1DSH is working on 10/12/15/20/40m from Aug 5-15. QSL via IZ1DSH.

MYANMAR, XZ A large scale activity is planned for August. XY3C is QRV on 6-80m from Yangon from Aug 2-8, XY5T will be QRV from Ngapali (Sandoway) from Aug 9-22 and last not least the island Apaw-Ye-Kyun will be activated for the first time as XY7V from Aug 16-19. QSLs for XY3C via DL4KQ, XY5T via IN3ZNR, XY7V via DL8KBJ.

NEPAL, 9N Kiyo,JH3PAS, is expected to hit the airwaves as 9N7AS from Aug 4-10. He prefers working on the WARC bands and also in RTTY, PSK-31 and SSTV modes. Emphasis is put on working Europe and North America. QSLs via JH3PAS, bureau ok.

NORWAY, LA Bruce, KD6WW, is visiting Vesteralen Island (EU-033) on Aug 8/9. He is working in CW. QSLs via bureau.

POLAND, SP SP9PGB is activating the special event callsign SN150HZ until Aug 31. This call remembers of the 150th birthday of the natural scientist Hugo Zapalowicz. QSLs via bureau.

TAIWAN, BV Juergen, BV3/DJ3KR, shall be on the air until Aug 17. More information is not available.

TREMITI ISLAND, IL7, EU-050 Filippo, IL7/IK4ZHH (CW), and Massimo, IL7/IZ4DPV (SSB), are QRV mainly on 40/20/17m from Aug 2-4..

UGANDA, 5X Jay, K4ZLE, is on a business trip in Uganda between Jul 29 and Aug 11. He intends to hit the airwaves from Bauma Island in the Lake Victoria signing 5X2A during the local evening and morning hours of his spare time. QSLs via K4ZLE.


Myanmar is situated between India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand at the Bay of Bengal. The foothills of the Himalaya reach into the North of the country, the highest elevation is Hkakabo Razi mountain (5881m). The mainland of Myanmar between two mountain ranges is the valley of the river Irawaddy with a tropical climate. Though the rain forest is decreasing constantly most parts of the country are still tree covered. Many elephants, tigers and leopards are living there.

The name Burma was used before the country was named Myanmar in 1989. Burma became a colony belonging to British India in 1886 and an independent union in 1948. The country is rich of cultural history. It is also called the country of the pagodas and some people say here is one pagoda for every inhabitant. The city Pagan alone should have had 13.000 temples! Special for Myanmar are also the many cars older than 40 years and the railroads from the 1940s and 1950s.

Amateur radio: prefix XZ, own DXCC entity. Not listed in the 100 Most Wanted DXCC entities. CQ zone 26, ITU zone 49, UTC +6.5 hours. (Sometimes the area Kwa Thoo Lei in the East shows up with the inofficial prefix 1X, but the activities are not valid for the DXCC award.)

QSL Info

QSL bureau: 3A/IK1SLP, 3A2MD, 3E500CWB, 3W9HRN (DL1HRN), 5B4/DL1LH, 5N9CEN (IV3VBM), 5N99CEN (IV3VBM),8R1RPN (OH0XX),9M6APT (SP9PT), 9M6WPT, 9M8YY (JR3WXA), BX5AA (BV5QG), CO6XN (HK6DOS), CO8CY (EA5KB), D68BT (EA3BT), D68WL (EA3BT), DS3EXX, E30LA (I2YDX), E4/JA1PBV, E4/OE1GZA, E4/OK2BZM, ED9GRM, EH8AG, EK6LF (IK2QPR), ES1QD/0 (EU-034), EZ8CQ, F6EAS/p (EU-156), FO5RA (KM5M), HJ5KLO, HK3DDD, HK3WGQ, HK7AAG,HP2/F5PAC (NA-202), HQ6RCH (NA-057), IC8/IN3XUG (EU-031), IJ7/IK7MCJ (EU-073), IJ7/IK7JWX/p (EU-091), IS0SDX, IU2HQ, J79KAC (JA7KAC), J79RL (DL9DRA), J88DR (G3TBK), JA3MCA/JR6 (AS-024), KB5GL/4 (NA-213), KL7/DL1YMK (NA-040), N4BQW/KH5K (K4TSJ),OG1MM, OH0B, OH0MDR/1 (EU-173), OZ/DL5CX/p (EU-030),R3HQ,S21YV (KX7YT), SM7/DL6JZ/p (EU-037), T88IT (JE4JPQ), T88TU (JK7TKE), TA1AZ, TG/DL1CW, TG/DL3GA, V29TBK (G3TBK), V31OM, V63KX (JE8KKX), VP2EKS (DL1DA), VP2MPA (PA5ET),VP5/N3MT,VP5/WA2VYA,VP5DX (NU4Y), VP6AJ (OC-056), VU2TS (I1YRL), W4D (W5UE), WB8YTZ/VE2 (NA-084), XF3/AB5EB (NA-045), XF3/KB5SKN (NA-045, AB5EB), XU7AAY (IN3ZNR), XU7AAZ (IN3ZNR), YB0DPO (K5ZE), ZF2SO, ZF9/ZF2WP, ZL1MAD, ZW1MB (SA-079)

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

All QSOs with WRTC calls (OJ1-OJ8) will be confirmed automatically via buro. If you still need an urgent direct QSL please send a SASE to Toni,OH2JTE.


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Aug 6 -Aug 23   4J0FR     ..  1303 *
NOW   -Jun/2003 5W1SA         1292
NOW   -Aug 11   5X2A          1303 *
Jul 29-Aug 4    8A3M          1302
Jul 29-Aug 11   8Q7ZZ         1303 *
Jul 24-Aug 7    9A4OP/p       1301
Jul  - Aug      9G1AA         1299
NOW             9K/W4NU       1303 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268
Aug 4 -Aug 10   9N7AS         1303 *
NOW   -Aug 27   9Q0AR         1303 *

NOW   -Aug 17   BV/DJ3KR      1303 *
Jul 16-Aug 1    CU9AB     ..  1301
NOW   -2004     D2U           1282
Jul 13-Aug 3    EA6/DL2HX     1301
Aug 5 -Aug 17   FG/IK2XDE ..  1303 *
NOW   -Aug      GM3VLB    ..  1302
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Jun 22-Aug 1    IA5/HB9OAB    1299
Jul 15-Sep 15   ID9/I2IA      1301
Aug 5 -Aug 15   IZ1DSH        1303 *
Jul 16-Aug 6    JH1EFP/JD1    1300
Jul 25-Aug 1    JX2IJ         1302
NOW   -Sep 1    K1VSJ         1298
Jul 31-Aug 5    KL7AK         1302

Aug 8 -Aug 9    LA/KD6WW      1303 *
Jul 5 -Aug 5    LY750     ..  1299
NOW   -Aug 20   OZ1DGQ        1299
Jul 22-Aug 3    PJ2/G4FKA ..  1301
Jul 25-Aug 1    RI1CGG        1302
NOW   -Aug 4    SM0DTK        1301
NOW   -Aug 31   SN150HZ       1303 *
NOW   -Sep 15   SV1BRL/8      1300
NOW   -Oct/2002 SV5/IK2WZD    1292
Jul 26-Aug 7    SV8/G4DHF     1302

NOW   -Aug/2002 TA0/TA2RC ..  1295
Jul 20-Aug 7    TK/F5MCC  ..  1301
NOW   -Dec/2002 TT8DX         1283
NOW   -Aug 14   TY7Z ..       1302
Jul 15-Aug 14   TZ7Z ..       1300
Aug 5 -Aug 11   V8/IT9SSI ..  1303 *
Jul 22-Aug 2    VK8AN/6       1302
NOW   -Dec/2002 VK0MQI        1287, 1291
Aug 7           VY2PEI        1303 *
Aug 2 -Aug 8    XY3C          1303 *
Aug 9 -Aug 22   XY5T          1303 *
Aug 16-Aug 19   XY7V          1303 *
Jun 1 -Aug 31   ZA/Z35M       1297
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260

 * = new
.. = and other calls

TNX: 9A6AA, A35RK, DJ2UB, DJ5AV, DK8JB, DL2BQV, DL6KAC, DL6UAA,DL7VOA,G4IRN, IK2XDE, K3ZO, PA3ARM, SM3DBU, 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.