DX-NL 1266 October 24, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ARUBA, P4, SA-036 P40A is the call of KK9A on 20m during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via WD9DZV.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF, NA-016 K4BI is QRV on 40-6m signing ZF2MU until Oct 28.
CAPE VERDE, D4, AF-005 Alberto, IV3TAN, Fabio, I4UFH, Gabriele, IK4UPB, Luca, IK2NCJ, Matt, IK2SGC, Stefano, IK2JUB, Antonio, CT1DVV, and Tony, CT1ESV, will participate in the CQWW SSB Contest signing D44TC. The station will be assembled on Sal Island (AF-086). QSL via IV3TAN, direct only.
CRETE, SV9, EU-015 Salvatore, IK8UND, and Luigi, IK8HCG, will sign J49Z during the CQWW SSB.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 Irwin, KD3TB, and Andy, KD3RF, are QRV as 9M6TBT in the contest. QSL via KD3TB.
EAST TIMOR, 4W, OC-148 Carlos, CU3FT, is already in East Timor and hopes to hit the airwaves as 4W/CU3FT soon. QSL via CT1EEB.
GEORGIA, 4L David, 4L1DA, Mamuka, 4L2M, Thomas, 4L7O, Gogita, 4L7CE, and Mike, 4L4CR, are on the air as 4L0G during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via DL7BO.
GREENLAND, OX, NA-018 Ben, OZ5AAH, is QRV from Kangerlussuak on Greenland between Oct 27 and Nov 5. His call is XP1AB. QSL via OZ1ACB, direct only. Ben will also take part in the IPARC Contest on Nov 4/5.QSL via OZ5IPA.
GRENADA, J3, NA-024 Members of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club are signing J3A during the CQWW SSB Contest. Op's are K1RX, K1HI, K2KQ and W1NR. QSL via WA1S.
ISLA DE LOBOS, XE, NA-200 XE1RCS will be active in SSB/CW on 10-80m (also WARC) from Nov 1-4.
JAN MAYEN, JX, EU-022 Per, LA7DFA, is QRV again as JX7DFA for the next six months. He will work on 15m during the CQWW SSB.
JERSEY, GJ, EU-013 Don, G3XTT, will sign MJ0C during the CQWW SSB. QSL via G3XTT.
KENYA, 5Z Michael, DF8AN, will travel around Kenya (call unknown), Tanzania (5H2MN) and the Seychelles (S79AN) from Nov 2-18. No more info available.
KERMADEC ISLANDS, ZL8, OC-039 Jacky, ZL3CW/F2CW, will hit the airwaves from Raoul Island in SSB/CW/ RTTY/PSK31 from Nov 1-26. Jacky hopes to get the callsign ZM8CW, else he will operate as ZL8CW. QSL via ZL3CW.
LAMPEDUSA ISLAND, IG9, AF-019 IG9A will be a multiplier in the CQWW SSB Contest again. Op's will be: 9A6A, 9H1EL, I4AVG, I4EAT, I4TJE, I4VEQ, IT9CHU, IV3TMV, IT9CZJ, IT9EQO, IT9GSF, IT9INO, KL2A/JH4RHF, SV8CS and SV2DCD.
MADEIRA, CT3, AF-014 Walter, DJ6QT, is signing CT9L during the CQWW SSB.
MALDIVE ISLANDS, 8Q7, AS-013 Pierre, HB9QQ, is on the air as 8Q7QQ from Gan Island during the last week of October and the first one of November. He emphasizes 6m but if the band is closed he is working in CW on 10/12/17/30m.
NICARAGUA, YN The CQWW SSB Contest call YN2EJ will be operated by Eddie, W5GCX, Laurie, G3UML, and Frosty, K5LBU. QSL for Europeans via G3UML.
PALESTINE, E4 Guenter, 4Z8GZ (OE1GZA), is planning to operate as E4/OE1GZA from Ramallah during the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL direct. More information is available at his url: http://sites.netscape.net/vr2gz/amateurradioe4.
ST LUCIA, J6, NA-108 David, K3LP, and Ernest, J69AZ, are signing J6R in the CQWW SSB Contest.
CQWW SSB CONTEST
The CQ announces that all contest logs received through the postal mail at the CQ offices will be held unopened until all potential health risks have been evaluated. It cannot be guaranteed that logs submitted by postal mail will be opened. The reason for that are the recent events in the US regarding mail with hazardous viruses. Contesters who want to be sure their scores will be counted must submit their logs via
The Kermadec Islands are situated at 29 deg South and 177 deg West (Raoul Island) approx. 790 km Northeast of New Zealand on the half the way between Tonga and New Zealand. Raoul is the largest (about 10 sqkm) and northernmost island of the Kermadec Islands. Stretching out on about 130 km there are many smaller islands and reefs belonging to this archipelago like Cheeseman, Curtis, L'Esperance Rock, Macauley and Meyer Island. The highest elevation is the 516m high stratovolcano on Raoul Island who erupted last in 1964.
This island group was named after the French captain Huon Kermadec. Raoul was first populated by the Polynesians in the 13th or 14th century, only between 1878 and 1914 the first Europeans settled here. Since then this island group is not populated anymore. New Zealand put up a weather station on Raoul Island in 1930 which is operated by about ten scientists. They are especially interested in the earthquakes down there, sometimes there are more than 100 a month with a strength of 7 on the Richter scale!
The islands form a natural reservate since 1934, visitors must obtain a special permit from the Department of Conservation in New Zealand. Reason is the very fragile ecosystem there, only Raoul Island is a bit more stable. Until a few years ago all visitors had to leave the island and return to their ships at dawn.
Amateur radio: Prefix ZL8, ZM8; own DXCC entity, UTC + 12 hours. CQ zone: 32, ITU zone: 60, IOTA: OC-039. Rank 26 on ARRL's Most Wanted List.
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
QSL direct: 5R8FU (SM0DJZ), 5R8GT/p (AF-057), 5R8HA (AF-090), 9G5VJ (G4ZVJ), 9E1S, 9L1DX, 9M6IFT, CE6TC, CQ2P (EU-167), EM1KCC, EM1KY, EY8/RX3QY (EY8CQ), F5XX/P (EU-148), FP5KE, HV4NAC (IK0FVC)
QSL bureau: 8J2OOO, CE0Y/JA3IG, FO0YAA, HL1CG, JW5E, OH8L, S56SS, ZS6EZ
DATE CALL DXNL Oct 16-Dec 6 3B8/ON4LAC 1264 NOW 4W/CU3FT 1266 * Nov 2 -Nov 18 5H2MN 1266 * Aug 22-2003 5W1SA 1257 Nov 2 -Nov 18 5Z/DF8AN 1266 * Oct 23-Oct 30 6Y6L 1265 Oct 29-Nov 4 8Q7QQ 1266 * Oct 26-Nov 1 9G/W7XU 1265 NOW -2004 9L1DX 1260 Oct 27-Oct 28 9M6A 1265 NOW -Oct 31 A50A.. 1264 Oct 24-Oct 30 A6/N1DG 1265 Oct 11-Oct 31 CE6TBN/7 1264 Oct 27-Oct 28 CN2JS 1265 Oct 17-Nov 3 E30NA 1263 Oct 15-Oct 30 FO/SP9FIH 1263 Oct 17-Nov 5 FO0ARE/A 1264 Oct 25-Oct 31 FP/AC8W 1265 Oct 21-Oct 31 FS/AH8DX 1265 Oct 27-Oct 28 FY5KE 1264 Oct 23-Oct 28 GD6IA 1265 Oct 17-Oct 31 GH4BJC/p 1263 Oct 24-Oct 29 GZ7V 1265 Oct 15-Nov 30 H44MA 1265 Oct 20-Oct 27 HB0/DM2AUJ 1264 Oct 21-Nov 1 HB0/HB9AON 1265 NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Oct 20-Nov 6 HV5PUL 1265 Oct 22-Oct 28 IH9P.. 1265 Oct 23-Oct 30 J75J 1265 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 * Oct 26-Oct 29 KH0A 1265 Oct 21-Oct 31 PJ7/K7ZUM 1265 Nov 2 -Nov 18 S79AN 1266 * Oct 24-Oct 28 SV9CVY 1265 Oct 27-Oct 28 TI/N0KE 1264 Oct 18-Nov 30 TI8/W5AA 1265 Oct 24-Nov 4 TI2HMG 1265 Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX 1256 NOW -Apr/2002 V31JP 1262 Oct 22-Oct 28 V63HJ 1264 NOW -2004 V73GJ 1257 Oct 20-Nov 4 VK9KND 1265 Oct 8 -Nov 1 VP2.. 1264 Oct 23-Oct 30 VP5T 1265 Oct 25-Oct 31 VY0/7K1WLE 1264 Nov 1 -Nov 4 XE1RCS 1266 * Oct 27-Nov 5 XP1AB 1266 * Oct 10-Nov 10 XU7ABW 1263 NOW -Nov 3 XW2A 1264 NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 -Oct/2002 ZD9IR 1264 Oct 20-Nov 3 ZK1/JR2KDN.. 1265 Oct 18-Nov 1 ZK1CG.. 1264 Oct 8 -Nov 8 ZL1/PA0MIR 1263 Nov 1 -Nov 26 ZM8CW 1266 * Oct ZW0TB.. 1263 * = new .. = and other calls
CQ WWDX SSB Contest on Oct 27/28
Look for these special activities during the upcoming contest: 4L0G, 9M6A, 9M6TBT, CN2JS, CT9L, D44TC, E4/OE1GZA, IG9A, J3A, J49Z, J6R, FY5KE, MJ0C, OZ0KR, P40A, TI/N0KE,YN2EJ, ZF2MU. Check the new rules at: http://www.cqww.com.
TNX: 9K2HN, DE1MGL, DF8AN, DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL6ZFG, DL7OK, DL7VOG, F5NQL, G4CXT, NB1B, PA3CNX, SP9FIH, VE3SRE, 425 DX News, ARRL DX Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, F6AJA (Les Nouvelles DX), KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), N4AA (QRZ DX), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.