DX News Letter 1307
August 29, 2002

DX-NL 1307 August 29, 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)


ALAND ISLANDS, OH0 Ari, OH0/OH5DX, will be on the air in CW/SSB from Aug 29-31.

ARGENTINA, LU Argentinian radio amateurs tried something totally different and constructed a buoy which transmits interactively on 14026 and 28192.5 kHz. It will be deployed by the ship "Balizador" and will then float with the current of the sea. It answers any calls with a position and weather report like that: "vvv LU0ARC/mm LU0ARC/mm 21/08/02 1537 UTC 35.08 S 57.02 W 13.7 V LIGHT 098 TC 28.0 TW 20". Carlos,LU5DZB, asks for any reception reports via e-mail to cuchin@speedy.com.ar.

AUSTRALIA, VK Trevor, VK7TS/4, is working from Magnetic Island (OC-171) mainly in SSB on 40-10m until Sep 6. QSL via homecall.

BENIN, TY Victorin, TY2SV, hits the airwaves with weak signals from Kotopounga. QSL via F5CWU.

BORNHOLM ISLAND, OZ, EU-030 Ela, DL3YMK, and Torsten, DH3YMG, will spend their holidays on Bornholm from Sep 5-21. They intend to work on 80m-23cm, on HF look for them at ..260 kHz. During the evening hours they plan to activate 2m/70cm/23cm. More information is available on the website: http://dh3ymg.dyndns.org.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO Jean-Luc, F5AEP, will stay in Papeete for the next two years starting on Sep 1. His callsign has not been anounced yet. During these two years he also plans to visit several other islands like the Marquesas or Gambier Island.

GAMBIA, C5 C56/G4IRN will be on the air mainly in CW on 10-80m from Sep 6-13. QSL via G4IRN.

GOTLAND ISLAND, SM, EU-020 Hardy, SM1/DL3KWF, and Rosel, SM1/DL3KWF, will be QRV in CW during the morning and evening hours from Sep 2-13. QSL via bureau. QSL requests can be sent also via e-mail to dl3kwf@darc.de or dl3kwr@darc.de.

GREECE, SV J45DIG, the Greek DIG clubstation, will be activated by several operators between Sep 4 and Oct 16. Hannelore, DH5JR, and Eberhard, DJ8OT, will operate mainly on 14277 kHz from Sep 4-18. After that Alfons,DJ8VC, Ulla,DF6QP, and Walter,DL8JS, will insert a CW shift between Sep 18 and Oct 2. They will be replaced by DL3KWD from Oct 2-16. QSL via DJ8OT, via bureau ok.

KOSA TUZLA ISLAND, UR, EU-180 Alex, UR4LUG, Oleg, UR3IFD, Leo, UT2II, and Vit, UX7IM, will sign EM5UIA in SSB/CW/RTTY on 20-10m from Sep 5-10. QSL via UR4LUG, bureau ok.

KUCHINOSHIMA ISLAND, JA6, AS-049 JO1EPY/6 will be on the air again in SSB/CW on 6-40m (also WARC) from Sep 5-8. QSL via JO1EPY, bureau ok.

MEXICO, XE To mark the 70th anniversary of the membership of their club FMRE in the IARU Mexican radio amateurs are allowed to use their prefix 6J during DX QSOs. The special event station 6F1LM will be on the air as well celebrating the same event.

NORTHERN MARIANAS, KH0 The call KH0R from Saipan will be activated by JE6DND from Sep 6-10. QSL via JE6DND.

PHILIPPINES, DU During September Ken, G3OCA, plans to visit some islands in the groups Calamian (OC-090), Cuyo (OC-120) and Sarangani (OC-175). He will be QRV in CW and SSB.

SARDINIA, IS0 Tom, DL2RMC, and Hartmut, DM5TI, will be QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV/PSK31 on 160-2m from Sep 4-13. QSLs via homecalls.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, VP8/ss Oleg, R1ANF, is momentarily active from the Chinese base "Great Wall". Usually he shows up in the Antarctica Net on 21275 kHz every monday at 1700 UTC. QSL via RK1PWA.

WAKE ISLANDS, KH9, OC-053 Jake, N6XIV/KH9, is on the island for one week now and plans to stay there for another six weeks. He hits the airwaves mostly between 0700 and 0900 UTC. QSL via K2FF.


The Wake Islands are situated at 19 deg 20'North and 165 deg 35'West in the Central Pacific about 3700 km west of Hawaii and 2500 km northeast of Guam. The archipelago is an atoll about 7.5 sq km in size and consists of the main island Wake, Wilkes Island and Peale Island. All islands are very flat and have extensive sandy beaches. The lagoon is closed by reefs.

In the past the atoll was named Halcyon, the Japanese call it Ontorishima. Today it is administrated by the US Air Force. The USAF built two airports and bridges to connect the islands. The military airport is situated on Wake and Peale Island was used for stop overs by the civil aviation in former times. Nowadays there are no more scheduled flight services to Wake.

The climate is very warm and dry throughout the year. The water for the 400 inhabitants is obtained from a seawater desalination plant. On the island there are also a weather station and an oceanographic research base. Furthermore Wake Island is also an important junction of submarine cables.

Amateur radio: prefix KH9, own DXCC entity. WAZ zone 31, ITU zone 65, IOTA: OC-053. Wake Island is rank 9 on Germany's Most Wanted DXCC List, Time difference: UTC +10h.


QSL direct: 6Y5/K2KW, 6Y5/KE7X, 6Y5/WA6O, A71EY, A71EZ, C31JI, DS17GBP/2, FG/F5CW, FG/G3TXF, FP/NA1CW, FW/G3TXF, HB0/DL7NS, HH2/F8CUP, J3J, JY9QJ, K5M (NA-092), KP2BH, LZ2DD, N6NO/VP9, OA4WW, OH0B, OY3QN, RK1B, S9LA, SU9BN, SV9/SM2EKM, TF3A, TI5/N7DF, TU5IJ, V73XP, ZX7XX (SA-046)

QSL bureau: 5A1ASC, KH0A

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

Online Logs

IC8/IZ8DDG http://www.mdxc.org/logsearch.asp
JY8B       http://www.qsl.net/dl5mby/
JY8YB      http://www.qsl.net/dl5mby/
JY9QJ      http://www.qsl.net/dl5mby/
YA5T       http://www.ve9dx.com/ya5t/ya5t.html


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Aug 30-Sep 5    3D2VS/p       1306
Aug 25-Aug 30   5V7XO         1306
NOW   -Jun/2003 5W1SA         1292
NOW   -Dec/2002 6F1LM         1307 *
Aug 21-Aug 31   8Q7LY         1305
Jul  - Aug      9G1AA         1299
NOW   -Dec/2002 9K/W4NU       1306
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268

Sep 6 -Sep 13   C56/G4IRN     1307 *
Aug 14-Sep 18   C6ALW         1305
NOW   -Sep/02   CE9R          1304
NOW   -2004     D2U           1282
NOW   -Oct 23   DT14AG        1306
Sep/2002        DU/G3OCA      1307 *
Sep 5 -Sep 10   EM5UIA        1307 *
Sep 1 -2004     FO/F5AEP      1307 *
NOW   -Aug      GM3VLB     .. 1302
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Aug 20-Aug 30   HK0/EA4DX     1305
Jul 15-Sep 15   ID9/I2IA      1301
Sep 4 -Sep 13   IS0/DL2RMC    1307 *
Sep 4 -Oct 16   J45DIG        1307 *
Sep 5 -Sep 10   JO1EPY/6      1307 *
NOW   -Sep 29   JT1FDJ        1305

NOW   -Sep 1    K1VSJ         1298
Sep 6 -Sep 10   KH0R          1307 *
NOW             LU0ARC/mm     1307 *
Aug 26-Sep 2    N2CW/3        1306
NOW   -Oct/2002 N6XIV/KH9     1307 *
Aug 29-Aug 31   OH0/OH5DX     1307 *
Aug 31-Sep 7    OJ0LA      .. 1306
Sep 5 -Sep 21   OZ/DL3YMK     1307 *
Aug 30-Sep 7    OZ/ON6JUN     1306
Aug 28-Aug 30   RW9WA      .. 1306
Sep 2 -Sep 13   SM1/DL3KWF .. 1307 *
NOW   -Aug 31   SN150HZ       1303
NOW   -Sep 15   SV1BRL/8      1300
NOW   -Oct/2002 SV5/IK2WZD    1292
Aug 3 -Aug 30   SV5/SM8C      1304

NOW   -Aug/2002 TA0/TA2RC  .. 1295
NOW   -Dec/2002 TT8DX         1283
NOW             TY2SV         1307 *
Aug 20-Sep 2    UA6AF         1305
NOW   -Sep 6    VK7TS/4       1307 *
Aug 25-Aug 29   VK9CI         1306
NOW   -Dec/2002 VK0MQI        1287, 1291, 1305
NOW   -Aug 31   VQ9J          1304
Aug 18-Sep 8    W9RB/VY1      1305
Aug 21-Sep 2    YJ0HE         1305
Jun 1 -Aug 31   ZA/Z35M       1297
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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