DX-NL 1285 March 14, 2002
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8, AF-003 After activating VP8CSA Mark, DL1SDN, will now sign ZD8CSA from Mar 16-26. Unfortunately there was no more information available.
CHAM ISLAND, 3W, AS-new Yuki, JI6KVR, JA6IEF/3W3C, JI6KVR/XV3A, 3W2LI and 3W2KA are operating from this island from Mar 13-18. Plans include operation in SSB/CW on 160-6m. QSL: XV3A via EA5KB; 3W3C via EA5RM, 3W2LI and 3W2KA direct. Their website is: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage25.htm.
CONGO, 9Q The QSLs of 9Q0AR are now accepted for DXCC credit.
CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Steve, PJ2/N8BJQ, and Geoff, PJ2/W0CG, are on the air from Mar 14-Apr 2. During the CQ WPX SSB Contest they will use the callsign PJ2T. QSLs via homecalls, PJ2T via N9AG.
EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Thor, 4W6MM, returned from Italy and is now back on air.
FRANCE, F Francis, F6HKS (CW), and Jean Claude, F6HDH (SSB), will activate a lighthouse south of Le Grau du Roi (ARLHS FRA 276, DPLF PB 069) on 40m, 20m and perhaps 15m on Mar 17. QSL via bureau.
GREEN ISLAND, BV, AS-155 CTARL members will be actibe as BV9G from Mar 21-25. QSL via BV8BC, Bill-Chen, Box 222, Taitung-City 950, Taiwan.
GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Bert, WH7USA, will work in SSB on HF and 6m from Mar 18-28.
GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Pick, WA5PAE, and Jay, K4ZLE, will hit the airwaves as KG4IZ and KG4MO mainly in CW on the lowbands from Mar 21-30. QSL via homecalls.
MADAGASCAR, 5R Ben, 5R8DS (PA5BW), states that Bruno, 5R8/F5DKO, had no valid licence for his activity from Nosy Be (AF-057). They are working on that...
MALAWI, 7Q Harry, G0JUM, is on the air as 7Q7HB until Apr 28. Usually he was QRV during the weekends on 14220 kHz around 0315 UTC 14220 kHz and on 21324 and 28600 kHz between 1400 and 1800 UTC. QSL direct only to: G0IAS, Allan Hickman, The Conifers, High Street, Elkesley, Retford, DN22 8AJ Notts, United Kingdom.
NAMIBIA, V5 Laurence, V51/G4DMA, will be active on 80-6m from Mar 17-31.
NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, has all necessary papers except the permission to transmit from the military! At press time it was not clear whether he is still in Pyongyang or already on his way back home. All signals from P5/YT1AD were transmitted by PIRATES!
OGASAWARA ISLAND, JD1, AS-031 JD1/JA2NQG is expected to show up from Mar 22-31.
SAINT LUCIA, J6, NA-108 Gary is signing J68GS in CW on 80-10m between Mar 21 and Apr 2. During the CQ WPX SSB he plans to operate at J6DX. QSL via KI6T, bureau ok.
TAIWAN, BV, AS-020 Artem, BW3/UA3VCS, is QRV in CW/SSB on 80-10m. The length of his stay is unknown.
VATICAN CITY, HV The callsign HV0A was abused by a PIRATE in the beginning of March.
VIETNAM, 3W 3W3M will be the call of Jack, F6BUM, from Mar 21-23 and from Apr 3-5.
Ascension Island is situated at 7 deg 56'South and 14 deg 25'West in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, 1100 km Northwest of St. Helena, rather exactly on half distance between Brasil and Congo. Approximately 1000 locals are living on an area of 88 sqkm. The temperature is kept all over the year at an average of 25 degree centigrade.
Ascension Island is of volcanic origin. Besides of rabbits and partridges there are also wild donkeys living there! Ascension is also famous for the turtles coming here to bury their eggs from January to May.
The island was discovered on Ascension Day 1501 and thus it was called Ascension Island. Today it is administrated by Great Britain.
Very early this island became a relay station for the sea cables from and to Portugal, South Africa and South America. The NASA is running an observation ward, the English and American army have military bases on the island. During the Falkland Islands war Ascension was the most important base. Today there are regular flights to Great Britain and to the Falklands. Ferries to St. Helena and South Africa are leaving the port in Georgetown.
amateur radio: prefix ZD8, IOTA reference AF-003, no time difference to UTC, CQ zone 36, ITU zone 66. This DX entity is not listed in the 100 MOST WANTED
QSL direct: 9G5XA, 9M2AX, AA4NC/CY0, AH4/AH7G, C21XU, CY0XX, E30NA, EK3SA, EM1KCC, EU6MM, FG/T93M, FH5CY, J37ZA, J75WX, J79UGF, J79WWW, KG4SD, KH0/JM1LRQ, LX9SW, OH0NL, OH0PM, OX3FV, P29CJ, PJ4A, RK1A/p (EU-133), S21BR, S50A, S79AN, TF4/LX9EG/P, TF3AO, UA0FAI, V31AH, VB2V, VK2BEX/CY0, VK3DK/p (OC-196), VQ9PO, ZF2TN, ZP6CW
QSL bureau: CU3EJ (EU-175), CU7/CT1EEB, ED3IM (EU-078), ED5ICE (EU-069), EI/G3ZAY/p (EU-006), F5YYP/p (EU-064), FG5BG (NA-102), HS1OVH, GH0STH (EU-013), J8OC (NA-025), OH3GZ/OI0, P29DX,RZ1AK,SI900TKM, SM/DH2YAU, TG4/F6BFH, TX0DX (OH2BN), V31YW (NA-073), VK6EEN, VP2EF (AC8EG), VP2MDY (NW8F), VP5L (LA5KO), XE1D, XE1X (XE1D), XE1ZOI, XX9SC, ZB2/K4ZLE, ZC4A (G3LNS), ZC4A (5B4AGC), ZC4RAF (AS-004), ZK1AWG (OC-013)
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
DATE CALL DXNL NOW -Apr 9 3W2XK 1273 Mar 21-Apr 5 3W3M 1285 * NOW -Mar 15 3W9KCS 1283 Mar 4 -Mar 17 5R/F5DKO 1283 NOW -Apr 28 7Q7HB 1285 * NOW -Apr/2002 7Z1AC 1283 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Mar 4 -Mar 18 9M9/JA1OEM 1283 Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 Mar 21-Mar 25 BV9G 1285 * NOW BW3/UA3VCS 1285 * Mar 7 -Mar 21 CT3/DL3KWF .. 1283 NOW -2004 D2U 1282 Mar 13-???? D44TA 1284 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC .. 1275 NOW -Mar/2002 DU7/UT2VU 1284 Mar 8 -Mar 24 EA6/DL6KAC 1284 Mar 17 F6HKS/p .. 1285 * NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 Mar 15-Mar 21 HI9/PA3GIO 1284 Mar 14-??? HK0GU 1284 Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 Mar 4 -Mar 21 IB0/IK8VRH 1284 Feb 22-Mar 15 J3/DJ7RJ 1281 NOW -Mar 31 J37LR 1284 Mar 21-Apr 2 J68GS 1285 * Mar 22-Mar 31 JD1/JA2NQG 1285 * Mar 16-Mar 18 JI3ACL/4 .. 1284 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 Mar 21-Mar 30 KG4IZ 1285 * Mar 18-Mar 28 KH2/WH7USA 1285 * Mar 13-Mar 19 MJ/K8PT 1284 Feb 20-Dec 31 OP1A 1281 NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271, 1280 Mar 5 -??? P5/YT1AD .. 1276, 1283 Mar 15-Mar 30 PJ2/DL7DF .. 1284 Mar 14-Apr 2 PJ2/N8BJQ .. 1285 * NOW -Dec/2002 TT8DX 1283 Mar 17-Mar 31 V51/G4DMA 1285 * Mar 9 -Mar 15 VP2V/W0AW 1284 Mar 2002 VP6 /Ducie 1284 NOW -Mar 16 VP8CSA 1283 Mar 8 -May/2002 VQ9GB 1284 Mar 12-Mar 30 XR0X 1284 Mar 13-Mar 18 XV3A .. 1285 * Mar 4 -Mar 15 YJ0AOW 1283 NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Mar 16-Mar 26 ZD8CSA 1285 * Mar 11-Mar 21 ZD8Z 1284 * = new .. = and other calls
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