DX-NL 1237 - March 26, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ANGUILLA, VP2E, NA-022 Bill, W5SJ, will operate as VP2EJ mostly in CW on the lowbands from Apr 4-10. QSL via W5SJ.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9, OC-002 After visiting Cocos Keeling Jerzy, SP9EVP, will now sign VK9KXP from Christmas Island between March 31 and April 6. QSL via SP9EVP.
EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Nev, VK2QF will be on the air again as 4W/VK2QF from Mar 28 till Apr 5. Look for him in CW on 3510, 7010, 14010, 21010, 28010, 50090 kHz and in SSB on 3790, 7095, 7145-7175, 14195, 21295, 28470, 50135 kHz. He will run a 25 watts beacon on 50107 kHz. QSL via VK2QF. Find additional information at http://winsoft.net.au/~vk2qf/.
JAN MAYEN, JX, EU-022 Trond, LA8XM, is flying to Jan Mayen on Mar 29. He will operate as JX8XM 10 kHz from the band eges during his spare time until Apr 4.
KOH TARUTAO, E29, AS-126 E29AL will be operating on the usual IOTA frequencies from Apr 6-15. Thailand DX Group members Cy, HS0GBI, E20NTS, E20RRW, HS4BPQ and HS6NDK arrived and will be running 5 watt on 14024kHz. No QSL route known yet.
LA CHIESA ISLAND, IQ7, EU-091 The Salento DX Team will be active as IQ7J on Apr 7/8. IIA: BR-008. QSL via IK7JWX.
MADEIRA ISLAND, CT3, AF-014 Ben, DJ8FW, will be QRV as CT3AS working in CW/RTTY/PSK31 on 10-40m from Apr 2-16. QSL via DJ8FW.
MAHE ISLAND, S7, AF-024 This nice island of the Seychelles will be activated by JA2AAU, JA2AIC, JA2ALN, JR2FOR, JJ2NYT, JA3AQM, JR3DVL and JA9LSZ from Apr 6-19. They will put their emphasis on 6m but their callsign is not known yet!
NIUE, ZK2, OC-040 The activity of DL1EMH and DL2YAK (DXNL 1234) had to be cancelled due to transportation problems. It looks like the license of Niue national airline has not been extended or something.
NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND, F, EU-064 Didier, F5BWJ, will be on the air as TM2A between Mar 31 and Apr 7. QSL via F5BWJ.
PHILIPPINES, DU Larry is on holiday signing DU1/N6HPX on the IOTA QRGs and 50225 kHz until Apr 10. QSL via N6PX.
ST CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS, V4, NA-104 Joe, VE3BW, will be QRV as V47CA on all bands (incl 6m) from Apr 9-24.
ST PETER AND PAUL ROCKS, PY0, SA-014 Kim, PS7JN, will participate in a scientific expedition from Apr 1-15. During his spare time he will operate as ZY0SAT on 3780, 7085, 14180, 21280, 28450 kHz and over several satellites (AO-10/UO-14/FO-20/FO-29). QSL via PS7JN.
TREASURE KEY, C6 Bill, AA7X, is on the air as C6AKK until March 31. QSL via AA7X.
TUNISIA, 3V Mahmed, DJ0QJ, will be active as 3V8DJ starting on Apr 3.
USEDOM ISLAND, DL, EU-129 Detlev, DL1RTW, and Klaus, DL7UXG, will be active in CW/SSB on 15-40m from Apr 2-4. QSL via homecall.
Jan Mayen is located 71°N 8°W 600km Northeast of Iceland and 500 km East of Greenland in the Arctic Sea. The island is about 54 km long and 15 km wide and its area is 373 square km. Highest elevation is the volcano Beerenberg (Haakon VII Toppen) with 2277m a.s.l. The first known eruption was in 1732 and five more until 1985. Jan Mayen is the northernmost island with active volcano(es). There is a constant threat of earthquakes, the intersection of the North American Plate und the Eurasian Plate is only 170km away. There are no indigenous inhabitants linving there only the personnel who operates the weather station. The climate is not nice at all, clear days are rare, foggy days or storms are occuring more often. Temperatures range from -32°C in December to +10°C in July. Some arctic foxes are living on the islands, polar beers are usually not found and there are no other plants than moss and grass.
The island was first sighted in 1607 by Henry Hudson, who called it Hudson's Tutches. Other sources say the first discoverer was the Dutch Jan Mayen also in 1607. The Dutch set up a whaling base, but in 1642 the whales had been exterminated in this part of the world. During the first International Polar Year (1882-83) an Austrian weather station was build. In 1921 Norway built a meterological observatory and annexed Jan Mayen on May 8. An airfield was built by the NATO in 1958/59.
Amateur radio: Prefix JX, DXCC entity, WAZ zone 40, ITU zone 18, UTC -1h, IOTA EU-022. From time to time some radio amateurs are on duty with the weather station e.g. JX7DFA.
DATE CALL DXNL May 5 -May 21 3B6RF 1226, 1227 Apr 3 -Apr ?? 3V8DJ 1237 * Mar 22-Mar 30 3W/? 1235 Mar 28-Apr 5 4W/VK2QF 1237 * NOW 5R8GT 1236 NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 Mar 26-Apr 5 5W1BQ 1236 Mar 21-Apr 4 9M6BAA 1235 NOW -Mar 31 C6AKK 1237 Jun 9 -Jun 20 C9/JA.. 1230/1233 Mar 29-Apr 9 CE0Y/.. 1235 Mar 27-Apr 3 CE0Z 1236 NOW CO8LY 1236 Apr 2 -Apr 16 CT3AS 1237 * NOW -Apr 10 DU1/N6HPX 1237 * Apr 6 -Apr 15 E29AL 1237 * Mar 24-Mar 31 FX8G? 1236 Oct/00-Mar FM/F2JD 1207-08, 1220 Dec/00-Jul/2001 FO0CLA 1225 NOW -2002 FO5R 1230 Mar 21-Apr ?? H40RW 1235 NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Jun 20-Jun/2001 HC4WW 1203 Mar 31-Apr 1 IQ7J 1237 * Late March J28DX 1236 Mar 30-Apr 11 J3/W1HEO.. 1235 Apr 10-Apr 20 JA6GXK 1235 Sep/00-Aug/2001 JD1BCK 1224 Mar 30-Apr 1 JI3DST/6 1235 Nov 17-May/2001 JW3FL 1223 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 Mar 29-Apr 4 JX8XM 1237 * Dec 2 -Apr P40MR 1226 Mar 28-Apr 2 PJ6/PA3GIO 1235 Mar 17-Mar 31 PY0FM 1235 Mar 29-Apr 1 PY1/p.. 1235 Apr 6 -Apr 19 S7 ?? 1237 * Mar 27-Mar 30 TA0/IT9AXZ 1236 Mar 31-Apr 7 TM2A 1237 * Mar 24-Mar 31 TX5G 1236 Mar 30-Apr 7 V2/W6JKV 1236 Apr 9 -Apr 24 V47CA 1237 * Mar 24-Mar 31 VK9C?? 1236 Mar ?? VK9L ?? 1234 Mar 31-Apr 6 VK9KXP?? 1237 * Apr 4 -Apr 10 VP2EJ 1237 * Mar 21-Apr 5 VP5/.. 1236 NOW -Apr VP8ROT 1236 Mar 29-Apr 3 XV3.. 1235 Mar 26-Apr 4 YV5/NE8Z 1235 NOW ZK3HC 1234 Apr 1 -Apr 15 ZY0SAT 1237 * * = new ...= and other calls
correction: 7Z1AC via WA4JTK
QSL arrived direct: TA0/IZ7ATN/p (AS-099, EU-186), TE6U (NA-155), TF/LA2IJ, TF8GX (K1WY), TF8SM, TI2/DL8DU, TI7/N5BEK, TG9NX,TJ2RSF, TR0A/p (AF-089), TR8IG, TR8XX, UA0FZ (AS-018), UA2BD, UA1PAC/p (EU-086), UA1PAO/p (EU-086), UA1QV/1 (EU-085), UA1TAN/1 (EU-147 EU-162),UR3GA (EU-179),UU7J/p (EU-180), V26EA, V26ET, V26FM, V26WP, V31QI (K7RO),V31YW (NA-073), V31RU, V44NK, V47X, V51E, V7G, V73GOD, V73JK (OC-028), V73GT, V73UX (OC-028), VK0MM (AN-005, VK4AAR), VK9CQ, VK9NS (OC-005), VK9XV, VK9XY, VK6BM (OC-234),VP2E,VP2EV, VK6BSI (OC-243), VK8AN/6 (OC-154),VK9NS (OC-005),VP2MDY, VP2MPA, VP5/K9RS, VP5DA, VP5DX, VP5T, VP5VAC, VP8DBQ, VP8DCD, VP9GE, VR2BG, VU2ELJ, VU2XO, W2KV/2 (NA-111), W2RA/VY0 (NA-047), WA2SLH/VP9, WH0ABA
QSL arrived bureau: HL5PDJ, J5X (DJ6SI), JW4CJA (LA4CJA), OY/DL2SWW, R3RRC/ANT (RW3GW), TA3AX (DL7JAK), TA4/LX1CC, TM5CRO (EU-070), TT8JLB, TU5IJ (I2AOX), UN6T, V21E, V63VL (KD6WW), VK7FLI (OC-195 VK7BE), VK9CO (DJ3OS), VK9LY, VP8CEH (G0NWY), VP9/N0ED, XO1CWI (NA-198), XX9TKW (OH2KW), YS1/OH2BAD, ZA/S51PF,ZK1LGO,ZK1LPN,ZL4HU
TNX: DE1MGL, DF6EX, DH4JQ, DJ2UB, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL7VOA, F6AJA, HB9EAA, PA3ARM, PA3AXU, PS7JN, ZS6ARF, 425 DX News, ARRL Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, KB8NW (OPDX-Bulletin), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.