DX News Letter 1308
September 5, 2002

DX-NL 1308 September 5, 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)


BHUTAN, A5 John, KP2A, and his XYL have all necessary documents now to work as A52DX from Sep 11-18. They intend to operate in SSB/CW on 160-6m. They will also publish an online logbook on their website: http://kp2a.vi. QSL via W3HNK.

CAMBODIA, XU Max, ON5UR, Wim, N6NP, and Karel, ON5TN, will sign XU7ACJ and XU7ACN in all modes on 160-6m from Sep 12-26. They also plan to operate as XU7AUR from Koh Poah (AS-133) from Sep 21-23. XU7ACN via ON6NP, XU7AUR via ON5UR.

CHERADI ARCHIPELAGO, IJ7, EU-073 Some Italian radio amateurs from Taranto (I7XUW, IK7BPV, IZ7AUH,IK7AFM, IZ8AJQ, IW7BVY, IK7MJA, IZ8DBJ, IK7WDS, IK7NYD, IK7FFX, I7YYZ, IK7MCJ and IZ7EUC) plan to activate the islands San Paolo (TA-001) and San Pietro (TA-002) in the Cheradi Archipelago from Sep 9-15. Look for IJ7/homecalls on 6-80m. QSL via bureau.

COLOMBIA, HK Pedro, HK3JJH, will be on Isla Palma (SA-078) from Sep 6-9 and on Rosario Island (SA-040) from Sep 11-12. From both islands he will sign HK3JJH/1 on 14260 and 21260 kHz. QSLs only direct.

FIJI, 3D2 After visiting Rotuma Stephane, J28VS, is now on the air as 3D2VS from Suva (OC-016). The activity is planned to last from Sep 6-11. QSL via F6KHM, bureau ok.

GRAN MANAN ISLAND, VE Michael, VE3WMB, is visiting five lighthouses (Gannet Rock, Swallowtail, Southwest Head, Long Eddy Point and Long Point) on Grand Manan (NA-014) in New Brunswick until Sep 6. He is working as VE3WMB/VE9 in PSK31 on 14071 kHz. QSL via VE3WMB.

KENYA, 5Z Alex, PA3DZN, is momentarily working for the UNICEF in Kenya and is now signing 5Z4DZ on 10-40m. Operation on 6, 30 and 160m is not permitted but Alex tries to obtain a permission for 30m and 160m. His stay is planned to last about two or three years. QSL via PA1AW.

MALLORCA ISLAND, EA6, EU-004 Christian, DL6KAC, will be QRV mainly in SSB on 80-10m between Sep 5 and most likely Sep 30 (he has not booked his return flight yet). Planned antennas are: dipoles on the high bands and an Inverted L for 40/80m all fed with 350 watts. QSL via bureau.

MAURITIUS, 3B8 Massimo, IZ4DPV, will sign 3B8/IZ4DPV on 10-20m (including WARC bands) from Sep 10-20. QSLs direct only via his homecall.

MICRONESIA, V6 Kazu, JA0VSH, and his XYL Miyuki, JG0PBJ, will sign V63KZ and V63MP in SSB/CW on 80-10m from Sep 9-15. QSLs via bureau.

MONGOLIA, JT Ken, K4ZW, and Karl, K4YT, will stay in Ulan Bataar from Sep 9-15. You can find them on the bands signing JT1/homecalls.

POLAND, SP A special for prefix hunters: the clubstation SP9KDU in Tarnowskie Gory is using the special call SN9TG in SSB/CW/FM from Sep 1-9. QSL via SP9KDU, bureau ok.

SEYCHELLES, S7 S79TH is the call of Lorenzo, IK6PTH, on Mahe from Sep 7-16. QSL via IK6PTH.

SPAIN, EA Fred, EA5/DK5IM/p, plans to activate an island with the IOTA reference EU-093 from Sep 1-11. Look for him on the CW IOTA QRGs. QSL via DK5IM.

TURKEY, TA Christian, F8BOD, and Thierry, F5SNY, are staying in Turkey until Sep 9 and plan to activate a few islands.

UZBEKISTAN, UK UM9AA is active on all bands till Sep 5 to celebrate their independence eleven years ago. QSL via UK9AA.


The Kingdom of Bhutan is situated between China and India at 27 deg 32'North and 89 deg 45' East at the southern foothills of the Himalaya. It is also called the Kingdom on the Roof of the World. The Bhutanese say Druk Yul which means Land of the Thunder Dragon. With its size of 47.000 sqkm it is slightly bigger than The Netherlands but has only 1.7 million inhabitants. The capital Thimphu has only 15.000 citizens. The highest elevation is the Kula Kangri (7554m). In the North the countryside is dominated by the Himalaya while there are semitropical rainforests in the South.

The country is very remote and only in 1962 the first tar road was built from India to Thimphu. Also there is no convenient road to China. Though there is a new airport in Paro today tourism is kept within reasonable limits. There are many cultural monuments worth to be seen but also hikers and climbers will enjoy Bhutan. Rhinos, elephants, tigers and leopards are still living there in free nature.

The oldest buildings were built in the 12th century and are called Dzong. Those Dzongs are easily defensible monasteries and also seats of the local government. The cultural capital is Thimphu with picturesque monasteries and temples. The oldest Dzong is called Simthoka Dzong and was built in 1627. The largest Dzong is more like a palace and is called Tashichhodzong. It is the home of King Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

Amateur radio: prefix A5, own DXCC entity, CQ zone 22, ITU zone 41. Bhutan is on rank 121 on Germany's Most Wanted DXCC List, Time: UTC +5,5h


QSL direct: 3B8/W8MV, 3C5/SP1NY, 4K7A/4JP2, 5W0DL, 5W0TR, 5X1T, 9N7AS, EP3PTT, F5HPY/p, FO5QG, IQ3V, LZ0A, PJ2/G3XSV, R1ANF/P, VK3FEI, YN8TLS, ZL/PA0MIR/p (OC-203)

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


DATE            CALL          DXNL

Sep 10-Sep 20   3B8/IZ4DPV    1308 *
Sep 6 -Sep 11   3D2VS/p       1308 *
NOW   -Jun/2003 5W1SA         1292
NOW   -2004     5Z4DZ         1308 *
NOW   -Dec/2002 6F1LM         1307
NOW   -Dec/2002 9K/W4NU       1306
NOW   -Sep/2002 9L1BTB        1268

Sep 11-Sep 18   A52DX         1308 *
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 1 -Sep 11   EA5/DK5IM     1308 *
Sep 5 -Sep 30   EA6/DL6KAC    1308 *
Sep 5 -Sep 10   EM5UIA        1307
Sep 1 -2004     FO/F5AEP      1307
NOW   -2002     HF0POL        1271
Sep 6 -Sep 12   HK3JJH/1      1308 *

Jul 15-Sep 15   ID9/I2IA      1301
Sep 9 -Sep 15   IJ/...        1308 *
Sep 4 -Sep 13   IS0/DL2RMC    1307
Sep 4 -Oct 16   J45DIG        1307
Sep 5 -Sep 10   JO1EPY/6      1307
Sep 9 -Sep 15   JT1/K4ZW   .. 1308 *
NOW   -Sep 29   JT1FDJ        1305
Sep 6 -Sep 10   KH0R          1307
NOW             LU0ARC/mm     1307
NOW   -Oct/2002 N6XIV/KH9     1307
Aug 31-Sep 7    OJ0LA      .. 1306
Sep 5 -Sep 21   OZ/DL3YMK     1307
Aug 30-Sep 7    OZ/ON6JUN     1306

Sep 7 -Sep 16   S79TH         1308 *
Sep 2 -Sep 13   SM1/DL3KWF .. 1307
Sep 1 -Sep 9    SN9TG         1308 *
NOW   -Sep 15   SV1BRL/8      1300
NOW   -Oct/2002 SV5/IK2WZD    1292
NOW   -Sep 9    TA/F8BOD   .. 1308 *
NOW   -Dec/2002 TT8DX         1283
NOW             TY2SV         1307
NOW   -Sep 5    UM9AA         1308 *
Sep 9 -Sep 15   V63KZ      .. 1308 *
NOW   -Sep 6    VE3WMB/VE9    1308 *
NOW   -Sep 6    VK7TS/4       1307
NOW   -Dec/2002 VK0MQI        1287, 1291, 1305
Aug 18-Sep 8    W9RB/VY1      1305
Sep 12-Sep 23   XU7ACN     .. 1308 *
NOW   -Sep/2002 ZC4BS         1260

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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