DX Newsletter 1096
May 18, 1998

DX-NL 1096 - May 18, 1998
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

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

translated into English by Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: robster@bigfoot.de)


H40 - TEMOTU ISLANDS The online logcheck of H40AA and H44AA is now working fine under: http://www.iglou.com/n4gn/h40aa/. Some DXers mixed up the different logs, so I regret the comment in DXNL 1095.

V6 - MICRONESIA N6VV, NG7S and W7DR will be active from Kolkonia, Pohnpei, signing V63VV during the WPX CW Contest. Other calls are not known yet. Afterwards they will sign V63VV/p etc. from Mokil Isl. till June 7. QSLs via homecalls.

VK9L - LORD HOWE ISLAND Nick, VK2ICV, will be on the air again as VK9LX especially on 160m. QSL via VK2ICV.

JD1 - MINAMI TORISHIMA Ryo, JL1KFR/JD1, shall be active during the next week. QSL via JL1KFR.


3B7 - ST BRANDON After logging 54.444 QSOs the 3B7RF DXpedition shut down their operation on May 17 at 0804 UTC. Even QRP stations made some QSOs on 10 to 20m finally. In Europe we suffered from QRM by the "on air police" and their friends especially on 30-160m. Remember: If you are disturbed intentionally you can only do this: Ignore it!

6W - SENEGAL Jerry, UT4UZ, stays on Goree Island (AF-045) and is QRV signing N2WCQ/6W1 on May 22/23. QSL via PA3BUD.

TU - COTE D'IVOIRE TU0D is on the air from Daloa working in CW/SSB/RTTY on 10-80m on May 23/24. A special QSL will be sent via the ARAI bureau.


CE - CHILE Alex, CE8ABF, is on Tierra del Fuego (SA-008) from May 21-24. He will be QRV either on 1842 kHz from 0100-0400 UTC or on 17m/12m.

CE0X - SAN FELIX ISLAND Due to transportation problems John, CE0ZAM, had to postpone his XQ0X activity from San Ambrosio (SA-013) until September.

HI8 - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Fred, DF1IC/HI8, will be QRV with 100 watts on 10-80m during his holiday between May 27 and June 3. QSL via DF1IC.

V2 - ANTIGUA Jim, K5TT, and Dave, W5AO, will possibly be QRV as V26TT and V26GG on 10-160m (including the WPX Contest) between May 26 and June 2. QSL V26TT via K5TT and V26GG via Oklahoma DX Association, Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088, USA.

VE - CANADA Louis, VE2BQB, is operating from Baffin Island (NA-047, zone 2) in CW/SSB until the end of November. If requested he also switches to other frequencies. QSL via VE2BQB, Louis Paquet, 1368 Rang 4, Lac au Saumon, P.Q. G0J 1M0, Canada.

VP2V - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS K6CT, N6CW and K9VV will participate in the WPX CW Contest signing VP2VDX between May 27 and June 2. Outside of the contest they will emphasize their operation on the WARC bands. QSL via K6CT.

YN - NICARAGUA Mike, AD5A, Michael, AB5EB, Buzz, N5FTR, and Buzz, N5UR, are on the air as H75A from Isla de Venado with two stations operating CW and SSB with beams for 20/17/15/12/10m and a vertical for 80-17m from May 22-24. John, WD8MGQ (e-mail: wd8mgq@tir.com), will be the pilot station. QSL via N5FTR, Buzz Loeschman, 717 Milton, Angleton, TX 77515, USA.


TA - TURKEY W0YR and N9NC will sign N9NC/TA3 during the WPX CW Contest. QSL via OM2SA.


SV9 - CRETE ISLAND Harry, GM0UTD, is on the air in CW from EU-015 between May 19 and June 2. QSL via homecall.


WPX Contest CW: May 30, 0000 UTC till May 31, 2400 UTC. Bands: 10-160m. Work: also your own continent, own country counts only as a multiplier. Exchange: RST + QSO number.


DATE           CALL            DXNL

April -        3B8,3B9 (F5MUX) 1088
Early May      3C0             1093
Early 1999     3Y    (SSIDXG)  1091   
soon           5N    (exTT8AM) 1088
April -1999    5V7BM           1089
May 22-May 23  N2WCQ/6W1       1096 *
April -October 7X0WW ??        1089
May 13-May 27  9H3UT           1094
Apr 10-May 22  9M8CC           1089

Early 1999     A5    (JH1AJT)  1095
May            BI7Y            1094
May 21-May 24  CE8ABF          1096 *
May 14-May 27  CT3/DK4KL       1094
Jun 25-July    CY9AA           1094
May 28-Jun 2   CY9RF           1095
      -July    FG/F2HE         1091
Apr 1 -2000    FK    (F5PFO)   1089
July ?         FR5ZU/T         1095
Nov 27-Dec 23  FT5ZH           1092
May 22-May 24  H75A            1096 *
May 27-Jun 3   DF1IC/HI8       1096 *
1999/2000      HK0   (Malpelo) 1091
Apr 23-May 23  HR5/F2JD        1089
Apr 27-        7L1UVF/JD1      1094
End of May     JL1KFR/JD1      1096 *
May 17-Jun 2   JU1HA           1095

soon           NO7F/KL7        1093
Apr 19-        PJ8DM           1093
Summer 1998    S04WW           1089
April -Sep     ST0AP           1090
May 19-Jun 2   SV9/GM0UTD?     1096 *
End of May     N9NC/TA3        1096 *
May   -June    TJ    (TT8JFC)  1092
May 23-May 24  TU0D            1096 *
May 26-Jun 2   V26TT, V26GG ?  1096 *
May 24-May 31  V63VV etc       1096 *
      -Nov     VE2BQB          1096 *
May 23-May 31  VK9LX           1096 *
May 27-Jun 2   VP2VDX          1096 *
now            VQ9ZZ           1091
soon           VU3MCV          1094
postponed: Sep XQ0X            1089
April -mid May XV7SW           1089
now            ZD8T etc        1094            
Autumn 1998    ZK3FT           1088
Jan 9 -Jan 25  ZL9CI           1081

"NEW": 1096 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   3B7RF    1827  2305Z via HB9RF, bureau
   JX7DFA   1828  0001Z via LA2KD, direct
   VK6VZ    1829  2242Z via bureau
   ZS4TX    1830  2059Z via bureau

   3B7RF    3507  1804Z via HB9RF, bureau
   4S7BRG   3799  1927Z via HB9BRM, bureau
   VK2OI    3503  2026Z

   3B7RF    7062  2042Z via HB9RF, bureau
   7X2RO    7001  2229Z via OM3CGN, bureau
   A45XR    7003  2205Z via SP5EXA, bureau
   CP0ARA   7012  0356Z via Box 1221, La Paz, Bolivia
   CX/LU2CP 7060  2334Z via CX6FP, CBA
   FG/F2HE  7003  0046Z via bureau to F6LQJ
   HF0POL   7007  2256Z via SP3BGD, bureau
   HK1BYM   7001  0442Z
   HR6/F2JD 7006  0245Z via F6AJA, bureau 
   JX7DFA   7005  2224Z via LA2KD, direct
   TG9GJG   7006  0114Z via Box 24, Guatemala City, Guatemala
   VP2VI    7002  0331Z via AB1U, bureau
   XE1IGT   7009  0450Z
   YS1RRD   7050  0424Z via DJ9ZB, bureau

   3B7RF   10104  1714Z via HB9RF, bureau
   9M2EU   10108  2054Z via JA2EJI, bureau
   FM5CD   10108  2229Z via F5VU, bureau
   KH6AT   10108  0602Z
   TZ6TT   10104  2136Z via Box 100, Bamako, Mali
   VR2GY   10103  1633Z via Box 73328, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
   ZL2AGY  10103  0609Z via bureau

   FG5FC   14186  2235Z via F6DZU, bureau
   FO5QB   14130  0834Z Tahiti, via bureau
   HS2RU   21255  1714Z via DL2FDK, bureau
   KH6TO   14034  0924Z
   XUF2B   14013  1559Z via N4JR, bureau

   3B7RF   18145  1342Z via HB9RF, bureau
   3W7TK   18071  1729Z via OK1HWB
   6W1QV   18157  1951Z via CBA
   9V1ZW   18073  1522Z via JA9IFF
   FG5EY   18076  2107Z via F6EYB
   JT1CO   18147  1559Z via CBA
   TT8FC   18117  0955Z via EA4AHK

   5N8SHE  21315  1542Z via bureau
   9M8CC   21280  1329Z via PB0ALB
   C21NJ   21291  1430Z via Box 29, Nauru, Pacific Ocean
   FT5XN   21232  1144Z via F6PEN, bureau
   V51BG   21218  1022Z via bureau
   ZD9BV   21265  1732Z via W4FRU, direct

   3B7RF   24945  0715Z via HB9RF, bureau
   A45XR   24891  1703Z via SP5EXA, bureau
   ET3KV   24945  1029Z via CBA
   VU2PAI  24895  0922Z via Box 730, Mangalore, India
   ZD8T    24950  1812Z via AC4IV

   3B7RF   28475  0801Z via HB9RF, bureau
   9M2EU   28010  0747Z via JA2EJI, bureau
   CP6EB   28485  1603Z via Box 291, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
   EP3HR   28460  1515Z via I2MQP, bureau
   ET3BN   28485  1526Z via DL1JRC, bureau
   TT8FC   28525  1827Z via EA4AHK
   XV7SW   28019  0953Z via SM5MX, bureau
   ZP9XB   28500  1841Z


QSL Routes

QSLs arrived via buro: 3B8/DL6UAA, 6W1/F5PHW (F6KPQ), 8P9II (DL7DF), 8Q7PV (RU3FM), 9U5T (F2VX), A61AF (N1QMM), BV5BG, D25L (PA3DZN), DL5XX/HC8 (KU9C), JY8XY (WB9YXY), FR5DX (with "tnx QSL" for a direct sent QSL), T77M (QSL sent direct with no enclosures and note: "PSE via bureau"), T94CQ (DL4FMA), VP2MDE (K5GN), V2/AI5P, ZY0SG (e-mail to PT7AA).

QSLs arrived directly: 4KA9C, 6W1AE (2 yrs), A92FZ (W3HC), FK8GM (WB2RAJ), AH8LG (KS6DV),FT5X/FR5HR,VK9WM+VK9WY (VK4FW 2nd QSL)

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