DX-NL 1091 - April 13, 1998
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV
(PR: DJ5AV @ OE9XPI.AUT.EU)
translated into English by Bob, DL7VOA
FO - MARQUESAS & AUSTRAL ISLANDS The new DXCC rule requiring 350km (instead of 225 miles) open water between two islands may not only bring us Temotu as a new country but also the Marquesas and Austral Islands. Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, was already QRV as FO0MIZ from the Marquesas (OC-027). During the next few days he plans to activate the Austral Islands using the same call for about four days of activity. Afterwards he intends to operate also from Papeete, Moorea and other Polynesian islands. QSL via VE3HO. See also: http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/ - Bob, W6RJ, and his son, W6KR, plan to be QRV in CW/SSB on 10-160m signing FO0FI and FO0FR from Rurutu/Austral Islands (OC-050) from April 13-20. From April 21-28 they intend to activate the Marquesas (OC-027) signing FO0FR. QSL via K6SLO (ex WA6SLO).
H44 - SOLOMON ISLANDS Aki, H44XX, was active from Honiara after returning from Temotu. QSL direct via his homecall JA5DQH.
VK9L - LORD HOWE ISLAND Paul, N0AH, will be QRV as VK9LZ from OC-004 using a FT900 and a R7000 vertical on 10-40m (including the WARC bands but no RTTY) from April 25-30. QSL via N0AH.
YJ - VANUATU Frank, YJ8AA, has not been QRV since the riots started in Vanuatu. Since amateur radio is the only connection to his manager VK4AAR Alan can answer QSLs only if he has contact with Frank again.
3Y - BOUVET ISLAND Last year the South Sandwich Island DX Group declined to activate Heard Island in favour of another group. Since the Norwegians are doing some construction work on the island the DXpedition to this new destination of the SSIDXG had to be postponed till the Antarctic summer 1998/99.
FT5Z - AMSTERDAM ISLAND After activating FT5X Rene, FR5HR, plans to operate from Amsterdam Island (AF-002) from April 17-27. If possible QSL via bureau to F5RRH or via Rene Allegre, 56 Rue Leconte de Lisle, F-97411 Bois de Nefle, France.
8P - BARBADOS Baerbel, DL7UTO, and Bernd, DJ1TO, will be QRV again as 8P9IU and 8P9IR mostly in CW on 10-80m between April 22 and May 5.
CE - CHILE Paul, CE3/F6EXV, has now a fixed 3 ele yagi beaming towards Europe.
FG - GUADELOUPE Alain, FG/F2HE, is QRV in CW and SSB until the end of July. He plans to activate also Les Saintes (NA-114) from May 4-30. QSL via F6LQJ
HK0 - MALPELO ISLAND Siso, HK3SGP, states that the surprising activity of HK3JJH/0 was only a small operation prior to a large scale DXpedition scheduled for 1999/2000. Their plans include several stations, SAT/RTTY/WARC operation and an internet log search.
VE - CANADA On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Fredericton/NBR some stations are using the prefix CF9 until April 26.
VQ9 - CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO Jim, NS1L, is momentarily active as VQ9ZZ. His length of stay is not sure yet. QSL via homecall. - Chuck, VQ9KK, active from Diego Garcia is QRV mostly on 10m or 15m SSB. His length of stay is not sure, too. QSL via homecall KB0QKK.
EA8 - CANARY ISLANDS Manfred, EA8/DK7ZH, is QRV from Puerto De La Cruz between April 22 and May 13. QSL via bureau to DK7ZH.
JW - SVALBARD Rag, OZ8RO, had to postpone his activity as JW5HE (DXNL 1088) for one week.
TK - CORSICA F6AXX, F6IIE and F5MNW are on the air in CW signing TK/F8UFT from April 11-18. QSL via F6AXX.
If you are looking for QSL routes of stations active in the WPX SSB Contest 1998 try the homepage of EA5EYJ: http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj/wpxssb98.htm
DATE CALL DXNL Apr 25-Apr 27 3A/IKQBT etc 1089 May 6 -May 17 3B7AZ 1090 Mar 25- 3B8/DL6UAA 1089 April - 3B8 (F5MUX) 1088 Apr ? 3B9 (F5MUX) 1088 May 3D2FT/R 1088 Early 1999 3Y (SSIDXG) 1091 * Mar 3 -May 4S7BRG 1084 soon 5N (ex TT8AM) 1088 Feb 5 - 5R8FU 1090 Apr -1999 5V7BM 1089 Apr -Oct 7X0WW ?? 1089 Apr 22-May 5 8P9IU, 8P9IR 1091 * -Dec 31 9J2AM 1084 Mar 29-May 7 9M6CT 1087 now 9M6QQ 1090 Apr 10-May 22 9M8CC 1089 Apr 12-Apr 25? A35FT 1088 Apr -May A35VI 1089 now -Apr 24 VK4MZ/BY1QH 1090 Apr 22-May 13 EA8/DK7ZH 1091 * -July FG/F2HE 1091 * Apr 1 -2000 FK (F5PFO) 1089 Mar 25-July FM5JY 1087 Apr 13-Apr 28 FO0FI, FO0FR 1091 * April FO0MIZ 1091 * Apr 1 - FR (F5MUX) 1088 now FT5X/FR5HR 1090 Dec 13-June FT5XN 1075 Apr 17-Apr 27 FT5Z (FR5HR) 1091 * now -Apr 9 FW2EH etc 1090 Apr 11-Apr 17 GU/F5SGL 1090 Apr 1 - H40AB 1089 1999/2000 HK0 (Malpelo) 1091* Apr 4 -Apr 8 HK3JJH/0 1090 April HR5/F2JD 1089 Apr 10-Apr 17 JW5HE 1088, 1091 * -Apr 22 P49M 1088 Mar 24-Apr 20 S08R etc 1087 Summer 1998 S04WW 1089 Apr -Sep ST0AP 1090 Apr 11-Apr 18 TK/F8UFT 1091 * Apr 25-Apr 30 VK9LZ 1091 * Feb -Apr VQ9PH, VQ9JC 1084 now VQ9KK, VQ9ZZ 1091 * Apr or May XQ0X 1089 -June XV7SV 1085 Apr -mid May XV7SW 1089 Apr 10-Apr 17 YJ0ADJ 1090 Apr 2 -Apr 16 ZK2CK 1088 Apr - ZK3FT 1088 Early 1999 ZL9 1081 "NEW": 1091 *
160m JY9QJ 1825 0300Z via DL5MBY, bureau 80m 4S7BRG 3800 2044Z via HB9BRM, bureau 5N3CPR 3518 0011Z via SP5CPR, bureau A41LZ 3790 1845Z via bureau H40AA 3504 2138Z via OH2BN, bureau HF0POL 3502 0105Z via SP3BGD, bureau JT1Y 3795 1803Z via I0SNY, bureau OD5VT 3795 2124Z via YO3FRI, bureau TI4CF 3792 0456Z via W3HNK, direct 40m 3B8/DL6UAA 7006 2049Z via bureau C5ASB 7001 1934Z DS5USH 7048 1850Z via bureau FG/F2HE 7000 0542Z via F6LQJ, bureau H44XX 7006 1950Z via JA5DQH, direct HP1XBI 7055 0524Z via F6AJA, bureau JT1Y 7065 2256Z via I0SNY, bureau S08R 7048 2317Z via EA2JG, direct V51DM 7004 0603Z via ZS1ACR VU2TS 7005 0049Z via I1YRL, bureau YJ0ADJ 7001 1818Z via DJ2EH, bureau 30m 3D2WC/R 10103 1734Z via OKDXF 9M8FC 10102 2115Z via CBA 95 H40AA 10105 1414Z via OH2BN, bureau HK7DSZ 10117 0627Z YJ0ADJ 10106 1954Z via DJ2EH, bureau 20m 3W5FM 14008 1708Z via UA0FM EP2MKO 14006 1933Z via UA6HCW, CBA FW2EH 14002 0526Z via DJ2EH, bureau FY5YE 14016 2224Z via W5SVZ, SASE J28FA 14030 1954Z via F5MXH, bureau VR6DB 14205 0552Z via Box 13, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific 17m 3D2CB/R 18140 0724Z Rotuma, via OKDXF JT1Y 18072 1008Z via I0SNY, bureau 15m 5N9KWO 21248 1540Z via N0UN C21NI 21275 1309Z via CBA FM5BH 21297 1155Z via F6HEQ, direct ZK2CK 21005 0834Z via HB9BCK, bureau 12m 3D2CB/R 24940 0925Z Rotuma, via OKDXF 9M8FC 24901 1633Z CBA 96 AP2N 24965 0952Z via AP2MMN CP8XA 24977 1914Z via DG9NB, bureau H40AA 24945 1047Z via OH2BN, bureau H44XX 24894 0837Z via JA5DQH, direct JT1Y 24905 0830Z via I0SNY, bureau S08R 24960 1413Z via EA2JG, direct ZD8T 24958 1603Z via AC4IV 10m 3B8/DL6UAA 28007 1243Z via bureau 5N3CPR 28014 1205Z via SP5CPR, bureau 9M2EU 28009 0914Z via JA2EJI, bureau AP2N 28430 1034Z via AP2MMN, CBA CV1S 28019 1919Z via CX1SI FW2EH 28526 0914Z via DJ2EH, bureau H40AB 28495 0828Z via VK9NS, direct HS1RU 28004 0912Z via JG3AVS P29NB 28470 1217Z via K3BYV, bureau TU2XZ 28435 1504Z via W3HC, direct VQ9KK 28495 0719Z via KB0QKK XV7SW 28018 0703Z via SM5MX, bureau YJ0ADJ 28005 0744Z via DJ2EH, bureau
These are the countries most DXCC applicants are still missing (as printed in the 1997 ARRL DXCC Yearbook):
97 96 prefix DXCC 97 96 prefix DXCC 1 1 P5 North Korea 26 4 VK0/H Heard 2 2 BS7H Scarborough Reef 27 30 VP8/G South Georgia 3 3 BV9P Pratas 28 33 HK0/M Malpelo 4 5 7O Yemen 29 34 XW Laos 5 6 E3 Eritrea 30 35 ST0 South Sudan 6 7 A5 Bhutan 31 28 TT8 Chad 7 8 VU4 Andaman & Nicobar 32 32 PY0S St Peter & Paul 8 9 FR/T Tromelin 33 29 TN Congo 9 12 VK0/M Macquarie 34 37 KH5K Kingman Reef 10 15 FR/G Glorioso 35 26 OM Slovakia 11 16 VU7 Lakshadweep 36 40 T31 Central Kiribati 12 14 SV/A Mount Athos 37 42 VP8/S South Sandwich 13 10 Z3 Macedonia 38 38 PY0T Trindad & Martin Vaz 14 13 T9 Bosnia Hercegovina 39 47 VK9/W Willis 15 18 ZL9 Auckland & Campbell 40 24 ZL8 Kermadec 16 20 3Y Bouvet 41 49 T33 Banaba 17 21 3B7 Agalega & St.Brandon 42 48 YA Afghanistan 18 22 FR/J Juan da Nova, Europa 43 45 EP Iran 19 11 5A Libya 44 43 S2 Bangladesh 20 19 ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion 45 39 9U Burundi 21 25 FT5Z Amsterdam & St.Paul 46 52 3B9 Rodriguez 22 23 FT5W Crozet 47 55 CE0X San Felix 23 27 3C0 Annobon 48 51 S0 Western Sahara 24 31 FT5X Kerguelen 49 46 5R8 Madagascar 25 17 OK Czech Republic 50 54 YI Irak
QSLs arrived via buro: 3V8BB (DF2UU), 4S7BRG (HB9BRM), 6W1AE, 9K5/KA5TQF, 9K2RR(KU9C), 9M6TPR (KQ1F) Spratley,BO1/JA1JKG,HC0E, C56/DK3EP, EA9UG, FG/EA3CB, FH/F6HWU, J52DW (LX2DW), FM5DN (KU9C), K9AW/KH2, OH0/DL5FF, P40XM (DL3XM), V31MP (W5ZPA), V47NS (W9NSZ), VK9PG (JR5XPG), XU6WV (K0TLM), ZF2GS (DL1DA)
QSLs arrived directly: VK9NS, VU2JBS, S79MX, 5A2A, ZK1DI, KH8/N5OLS, JD1AMA
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