DX Newsletter 1080
January 26, 1998

DX-NL 1080 - January 26, 1998
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: mikeoerter.dj5av@t-online.de)

translated into English by Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: robert@wirtschaft.tu-ilmenau.de)


3D - SWAZILAND 3DA0CA is calling for Europe and US on 1827 kHz (QSX 5 up) from 0245-0345 UTC. QSL direct via W4DR, NOT via bureau.

4X - ISRAEL If an Israeli station uses a /SK suffic during the 50th anniversary this means it is using the call of a silent key in memory of him.


VP8A - ANTARCTICA KC4AAC was QRV from Anvers (AN-012) on Sunday. Rumours say the base shall be closed in February. QSL via K4MZU.


A3 - TONGA / 5W - WESTERN SAMOA Cedric, HB9HFN, and Daniel, HB9DLZ, will be on the air as A35FN and A35LZ from Tongatapu from Feb 5-10. Thereafter they'll travel to Western Samoa and should be active as 5W0FN and 5W0LZ until Feb 23. QSL via bureau to their homecalls. After they returned home you can search their log in the internet under http://www.qsl.net/hb9hfn/.

KH1 - BAKER AND HOWLAND ISLAND A team of MKDXF and SSIDXG members will sail to Baker Isl. (OC-089) to operate from March 5-12. Donations and QSLs via K4AU (SSB) and WA4FFW (CW).

KH5 - PALMYRA ISLAND Mark, KA4IST, will arrive on OC-085 on Feb 4 and will operate in his spare time. Chuck, N4BQW, will join him on Feb 20 and NH6UY, N4DAZ, WA4FFW, W4DKS and K4AU will join the group on Feb 25. They will be on the air until Feb 27. Donations and QSLs via AC7DX.

KH5K - KINGMAN REEF The team will then sail to Kingman (OC-096) from where they will operate around the clock till Feb 29. Donations and QSLs via WA4FFW.

VK0 - MACQUARIE ISLAND Tom Stokes, VK1TS/VK0TS, plans another activity from Macquarie. The current OM only operates on UHF.


9G - GHANA PA3AWW, PA3DEW and PA3FQX will be on QRV from Dorma signing 9G1AA from Feb 4-25. QSL via PA2FAS (auch via bureau). - Andy, 9G5VJ, announced to be QRV again in CW from Feb 5 till Mar 1. QSL via bureau to G4ZVJ or via e-mail to: andy@g4zvj.demon.co.uk.

TR - GABON Roland, F8EN, shall be on the air signing TR8CR in CW for at least five weeks starting around Feb 5. QSL via bureau to F6AJA.


C6 - BAHAMAS Wade, AA8LL/C6A, will be active in SSB on 10-40m from Crooked Island (NA-113) from Feb 2-4. QSL via homecall.

FG - GUADELOUPE Alain, F2HE, will go to Les Saintes (NA-114) from Feb 1-15. QSL via bureau to F6LQJ.

HR - HONDURAS Joe, VE3BW/HR6, will stay on Roatan Island (NA-057) from Feb 1-22. He will emphasize the WARC bands outside of the ARRL contest. QSL via VE3BW.

P4 - ARUBA Andy, P4/K2LE, intends to be QRV again from SA-036 from Feb 2-15. QSL via CBA.

V3 - BELIZE V31VI (N6KZ), V31UY (N6UY), V31NX (N6FH) and V31TR (K8BK) will make a trip to South Water Cay (NA-180) from Feb 3-10. QSL via their homecalls.

V4 - ST KITTS AND NEVIS ISLANDS Alex, W2OX, will sign V47KP again in the ARRL 160m Contest. QSL with sufficient return postage to K2SB.

VP5 - TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS Steve, VP5/N9CK, will be QRV in CW and RTTY from Feb 7-16. During the ARRL RTTY Contest he will sign VP5CK. QSL via bureau to N9CK.

YN - NICARAGUA Carlos, YN1CB, states, that he is on 14222 kHz around 0400 UTC and additionally on 14215 kHz every saturday around 2000 UTC. QSL via YN1CB, Box 3733, Managua, Nicaragua.

YS - EL SALVADOR The finnish team which had restrictions in Guatemala changed their destination and are now active as YS1X with good signals from the QTH of Raymundo, YS1RRD, until Feb 7. QSL via OH2BU, Jari Jussila, Pilvijarvi, 02400 Kirkkonummi, Finland.


A4 - OMAN The Daily DX writes that Don, A92BE, went to Oman on January 20 to stay there for two years.

XU - CAMBODIA XU2FB is now using the callsign XUF2B. QSL via N4JR.


DATE            CALL            DXNL

Jan   -Mar 98  4G50N           1077
      -Feb     5N0T, 5N0YL     1078
Jan 18-Feb 1   8P9DX           1077
Feb 4 -Feb 25  9G1AA           1050, 1080 *
Feb 5 -Mar 1   9G5VJ           1072, 1080 *
1998           9K2ZZ           1078
Feb 12-Feb 24  9M0C            1057,1077
1998  -1999    9M2NK           1079
Jan   -Apr     9N1FP           1079
Feb 20-Mar 6   9N1UD           1074

Feb 5 -Feb 10  A35FN, A35LZ    1080 *
Jan 20-Dec 99  A4     (A92BE)  1080 *
Feb 2 -Feb 4   AA8LL/C6A       1080 *
Jan 22-Jan 29  CT3FN           1079
Jan 25-Feb 6   D68YN, D68YV    1078
Feb 1 -Feb 15  FG     (F2HE)   1080 *
Jan 1 -Feb     FT5X/FR5HR      1078, 1079
Jan 21-Mar 18  FT5WG           1071, 1078
Dec 13-Jun 98  FT5XN           1075
Jan   -Dec 98  HF0POL          1074

Feb 1 -Feb 22  VE3BW/HR6       1080 *
Feb 10-Mar 1   J3/K4LTA etc.   1076
Nov 25-Feb 20  JG8NQJ/JD1      1072
Mar 5 -Mar 12  KH1    (W's)    1080 *
Feb 4 -Feb 27  KH5    (W's)    1080 *
Feb 28-Mar 1   KH5K   (W's)    1080 *
Dec   -Mar     KH2/KF2XN       1077
soon           WH2Z            1079
Dec 15-Feb 98  LU1ZC           1075

Feb 2 -Feb 15  P4/K2LE         1080 *
      -Apr 30  P40MR           1074
Jan 10-Mar 31  PJ9JT           1077
      -Mar     S21YE           1079
CANCELLED      TG7/OH3JF       1078, 1079
Feb 5 -Mar     TR8CR           1080 *
soon           TT6E            1076
Jan 15-Mar     TT8JE           1077, 1079
Nov 11-Jan 99  TZ6JA           1073

Feb 3 -Feb 10  V31VI etc.      1080 *
Feb            V47KP           1080 *
now            VK9EKY          1078
Jan 26-Feb 2   VP5/KQ6SJ       1079
Feb 7 -Feb 16  VP5CK           1080 *
Jan 22-Mar 9   XT2DM           1079
Jan 24-Feb 7   YS1X            1080 *
      -Mar 98  ZK1DI           1073, 1078
      -1999    ZK3PM           1078
Jan   -Apr     K8VIR/ZL7       1078
Jan            ZS26BI          1079
Jan 22-08Feb   ZX0CW, ZK0DX    1078, 1079

"NEW": 1080 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   3DA0CA      1828  0330Z via W4DR, direct!
   7X2RO       1810  0604Z via OM3CGN, bureau
   8Q7AA       1822  2334Z via N7TX, bureau
   9K2HN       1845  0110Z via bureau
   A45XR       1829  2016Z via SP5EXA, bureau
   AP2AP       1824  1719Z via JA1EZM
   CE8ABF      1831  0159Z via LU8DPM
   C6AGN       1836  0353Z via W1DIG
   JY9QJ       1827  0418Z via DL5MBY, bureau
   OY9JD       1828  0009Z direct
   P49I        1834  0544Z via K4PI, bureau
   TI1C        1837  0744Z via W3HNK, direct
   V47KP       1833  0844Z via K2SB, also bureau
   VK2OI       1831  1911Z
   VP2EZ       1830  0405Z via WA0PUJ
   YS1X        1815  0500Z via OH2BU, bureau

   8Q7AA       3789  1534Z via N7TX, bureau
   CO3JR       3797  0613Z
   OY9CC       3750  0329Z
   TG9NX       3799  0814Z via N4FKZ

   3W5FM       7003  1640Z via UA0FM
   6W1QV       7045  1842Z via F6FNU, direct
   8Q7AA       7005  0017Z via N7TX, bureau
   AP2KSD      7045  1632Z via IK7JTF, CBA
   ZK1DI       7084  0729Z via DK1RV, bureau

   8P6DA      10103  2013Z via KU9C, bureau
   8Q7AA      10103  1638Z via N7TX, bureau
   9M2TO      10103  1559Z via JA0DMV, bureau
   BY1QH      10103  1543Z via K9FD
   FT5X/FR5HR 10133  1304Z via F5RRH, bureau
   FY5YE      10102  2233Z via W5SVZ, bureau
   N0TG/VP5   10106  1955Z via N0TG
   YK1AH      10108  1833Z

   3D2ER      14173  0833Z
   FT5XN      14143  1602Z via F6PEN, bureau
   J37XC      14274  1940Z via W2BJI

   8P9DX      18075  1229Z via VE3ICR
   8Q7AA      18080  1006Z via N7TX, bureau
   JW0M       18145  1313Z via Box 35, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland

   D2BB       21028  1429Z via W3HNK, direct
   DX6P       21016  0905Z via VE7DP
   FR5ZQ/T    21014  1217Z see DXNL 1078
   J28FA      21035  0830Z
   KC4AAC     21242  1442Z via K4MZU
   S21R       21230  1111Z

   8P9DX      24892  1452Z via VE3ICR
   8Q7AA      24935  0948Z via N7TX, bureau
   AP2WAP     24950  0811Z via IK4ZGY
   D2AI       24945  1623Z via CT1EGH
   FT5X/FR5HR 24950  1233Z via F5RRH, bureau
   FR5VZ      24900  0808Z via F8VZ
   HH2XJD     24961  1419Z Jan, Box 797, Port au Prince, Haiti
   TT8JE      24955  0959Z via F6FNU, direct
   VK9NS      24950  0844Z direct
   Z21CS      24963  1030Z via bureau

   4F3CV      28490  0841Z via HB9CXZ, bureau
   7Q7EH      28010  1156Z via AA9HD, direct
   8Q7AA      28495  1015Z via N7TX, bureau
   9X0A       28495  0851Z via DL5WM


QSL Routes

! DXCC 2000 ! Excerpt from the ARRL Bulletin #8:

The DXCC Board approved some rule changes to the DXCC program. "...Under the new criteria, no countries currently on the DXCC list will be removed. In the future, countries will be referred to as entities. A poli- tical entity will be added to the DXCC list if it meets any one of three criteria: It is a UN member state, it has an ITU prefix block assigned, or it has a separate IARU member society. ... While the 57 entities on the deleted list will remain, no new countries will be added to the deleted list in the future. Deleted entities simply will be removed. In addition, the new rules specify a minimum 'island' size of 100 meters measured in a straight line. The effective date of the changes will be announced later this year."

QSLs arrived via bureau: 5B4WN, 5H1/DL7VSN, 9K2HN, 9K2KX, 9K2NG, J6/KD6WW, JY8RP (DK1RP), J75T (DL6LAU), NH2G (WF5T), ZC4C (OK1RI), YB2FEA

QSLs arrived directly: BZ4DHI (I1YRL), FR5DX (2md letter), VU2TS (I1YRL), JT1BH, S0A (WF5E service), TI4SU, VP2VF, VU2PAI

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