DX News Letter 1416
December 23, 2004

DX-NL 1416 December 23, 2004
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)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all readers of the DX Newsletter. Let us have a good time with our hobby and many nice QSOs to put in our logs. Once again many thanks to the radio amateurs who sent me information all over the year! If I cannot reply to every mail I receive, be sure that I need every one and there would be no DXNL without your information! The next DX Newsletter will be published on Jan 6, 2005. - Karlfried, DL1EK

DX Announcements

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8, AF-003 After visiting St. Helena Martin, G3ZAY, will go back to Ascension from Jan 3-7. He will work in SSB (but also CW) as ZD8ZA. QSL via G3ZAY.

AZORES ISLANDS, CU, EU-175 Ulf, CU7/DL5AXX, will stay on Faial (CU7, EU-175) with family and radio between Dec 27 and Jan 3. Without risking his family peace Ulf will try to listen especially for Asia in CW on the lowbands every evening.

BELGIUM, ON Belgian radio amateurs are allowed to use the special prefix "OO" to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Belgium during 2005.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF, NA-016 ZF2PD will be the callsign of Pete, N2LM, between Dec 26 and Jan 4. He will work mainly in SSB and RTTY on 10-80m. QSL via N2LM.

DJIBOUTI, J2 Yves, F5PRU, is now active on the air as J20FH for the next four months. QSL via F5PRU, bureau ok. Note: J20 is the prefix for stations active less than six months.

FRANCE, F TM7VM is very active to celebrate the completion of Viaduct Millau, with 343m the highest motorway bridge in the world from Dec 16-30. QSL via F5UJZ.

FRENCH NEW CALEDONIA, FK, OC-032 Aki, FK/JA1KAJ, will activate an island in the IOTA group OC-032 in CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV on 10-80m from Jan 3-9.

GIBRALTAR, ZB2 Wolf, ZB2/DL4WK, Frank, ZB2/DL7UFR, and Rolf, ZB2/DL7VEE, plan to hit the airwaves with two stations in CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands from 160-6m from Dec 29 until Jan 4. QSLs via homecall, bureau ok.

HUNGARY, HA The special event station HA200CVM will remember the poet Csokonai Vitez Mihaly during January 2005. QSL via HA0NAR, bureau ok.

ISRAEL, 4X Jan, 4X1VF, Ilya, 4Z1UF, Shalom, 4Z4BS, Mark, 4Z4KX, Ruslan, 4Z5LA, and Yuli, 4X6HP, will visit the historic site Masada situated above the Dead Sea from Dec 24-26. Expect them to be active in CW/SSB on 10-80m. QSL via 4Z4BS. More information about Masada is available at: http://www.bibleplaces.com/masada.htm

MAURITANIA, 5T Yves, F6GDC, Pierre, F6CQX, and Eric, F5SSM, will show up as 5T5DY mainly in SSB on 10-40m (CW upon request) from Nouakchott, Atar and Tergit between Dec 26 and Jan 9. They also plan to visit the island Banc d'Arguin (AF-050) during the second week. QSL via F6GDC.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, ZK/S, OC-013 Mark, VK2GND, will be on the air as ZK1GND from Rarotonga (OC-013) mainly on 14195 or 14273 kHz from Dec 24-30. QSL via VK2GND.

ST HELENA, ZD7, AF-022 Martin, G3ZAY, will be QRV as ZD7ZA mostly in SSB and less CW between Dec 24 and Jan 1. He does not know if he can erect an 80m or even 160m antenna. QSL via G3ZAY. Next he will go back to Ascension Island (see there).

THE NETHERLANDS, PA PA6EU (Amsterdam), PB6EU (Den Haag/Scheveningen), PC6EU (Rotterdam), PE6EU (Valkenburg/Maastricht), PF6EU (Groningen) and PG6UE (Noordwijk) are active on air to mark the end of the Dutch Presidency of the EU during the last two weeks of December. QSL via PA7DA.

URUGUAY, CX, SA-039 CX2ABC, CX5BW, WQ4O, EA5KM and EA5RM will show up as CW5R from the island of Lobo (SA-039) from January 5-11.

VANUATU, YJ, OC-035 Aki, JA1KAJ, will sign YJ0AKA from an island in the IOTA group OC-035 between Dec 27 and Jan 2. His next stop will be French New Caledonia (see above).

QSL Info

QSL manager

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


DATE         CALL        DXNL

09Dec-29Dec  3W2GAX      1413
26Dec-09Jan  5T5DY       1416 *
14Oct-Apr05  6O0JT       1407
01Dec-05Mar  8N0SON      1412
NOW  -Feb05  9U6PM       1400

27Dec-03Jan  CU7/DL5AXX  1416 *
05Jan-11Jan  CW5R        1416 *
NOW  -Dec04  EL2PM       1406
NOW  -Mar05  EY/F5NHJ..  1410
03Jan-09JAN  FK/JA1KAJ   1416 *
11Dec-23Dec  FO/F6COW..  1414
01Jan-31Jan  HA200CVM    1416 *
NOW  -Feb05  IA0PS       1413
NOW  -Apr05  J20FH       1416 *
23Dec-26Dec  JN4MBO/5    1415
NOW  -Apr05  JW4SNA      1408

NOW  -05Mar  KC4/N3SIG   1410
NOW  -Apr05  KP2/KL7JR   1415
01Jun-31Dec  OE80XRW     1389
18Nov-18May  P49MR       1411
NOW  -31Jan  PE6EU..     1416 *
NOW  -Apr05  S9SS        1390
NOW  -Dec04  ST2T        1403
NOW  -Mar05  T98AQL      1410
NOW  -Feb06  TJ3SL       1407
16Dec-30Dec  TM7VM       1416 *
NOW  -Sep05  TT8FT       1401

23Oct-23Dec  VC3W        1408
01Dec-31Dec  VC9COAL     1412
NOW  -Dec04  VK0DX       1406
NOW  -Dec04  VQ9LQ       1398
NOW  -31Dec  VQ9OG       1412
NOW  -31Dec  VU4NRO/VU4RBI 1415
NOW  -31Dec  WL7CPA      1402
20Nov-Feb05  XU7POS..    1411
NOW  -2005   XW3DT       1410

NOW   Feb05  YI9KT/YI9GT 1408
27Dec-02Jan  YJ0AKA      1416 *
09Dec-29Dec  YS3/I2JIN   1414
29Dec-04Jan  ZB2/DL7VEE..1416 *
24Dec-01Jan  ZD7ZA       1416 *
NOW  -Mar06  ZD8I        1402
03Jan-07Jan  ZD8ZA       1416 *
26Dec-04Jan  ZF2PD       1416 *
24Dec-30Dec  ZK1GND      1416 *
03Dec-26Dec  ZL/RA3XR    1414

 * = new
.. = and other calls

Following stations are accepted for DXCC credit:

XZ1DA, XZ6ST (Feb 23-Mar 10,2004; Myanmar)
FK/AC4LN     (2003, French New Caledonia)
ZK2VB        (2003, Niue)
ZK1/AC4LN    (2003, North Cook)
T88VV        (2003, Palau)
HZ1AN, HZ1IZ (Saudi Arabia)
4W4JEG       (Oct 7,2003-Jun 30,2004; Timor-Leste)
5V7AD        (Jun 12-22,2004; Togo)
T30VB        (2003, Western Kiribati)

TNX: 5Z4KL, DJ5AV, DJ6YX, DK7YY, DK8JB, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL2OBF, DL5AXX, DL7VOA, F5NQL, PY2ZY, 425 DX News, ARRL DX Bulletin, La Gazette du DX, KB8NW and OPDX Bulletin, Scottish DX News, The Daily DX and others.