DX News Letter 1177
December 13, 1999

DX-NL 1177 - December 13, 1999
DX News Letter
Editor: Michael, DJ5AV

(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

English by: Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: dxnl@darc.de)


VK0 - ANTARCTIC MAINLAND Tom, VK0TS, will leave the base by the end of this year. His radio stuff is already in the boxes and he is using the commercial gear from time to time.

VU - ANTARCTIC MAINLAND Mike, R1AND/RW1A, still plans to become QRV from the Indian base "Maitri". But they have only commercial equipment, too.


YB - INDONESIA The special event station YE2K will be active in SSB/CW on 10-80m from Dec 18-23. QSL via bureau to YB2PBX or direct to PO Box 337, Surakarta 57103, Indonesia.


5H - TANZANIA John, IN3GNV, is on the air signing 5H3MG in SSB/RTTY between Dec 10 and Jan 15. QSL via IN3YYQ, Bruno Prospero, Via Roma 76/12, I-39100 Bolzano - BZ, Italy.


PY0F - FERNANDO de NORONHA Iwao, PY7FT, and Nori, JA1WSK, will be QRV as PY0FT from SA-003 from Dec 21-28. Nori will operate in RTTY/PSK31 on 14084/21084/28084 kHz and Iwao in SSB and SSTV. QSLs via JA1ELY.

VP9 - BERMUDA ISLAND Mark, AA1AC/VP9, is QRV from Paget Parish on NA-005 operating in CW/ SSB on 10-40m from Dec 16-20. QSL via AA1AC. --- Gene, W2FXA/VP9, announced to be QRV in SSB/CW on 10-40m from the Devonshire Parish on NA-005 from Dec 27 until Jan 4. QSL via W2FXA.

XE - MEXICO Neil, XE1/G0JHC, and Lee, XE1/G0ULN, will be active on 6-80m between Dec 22 and Jan 10. QSLs via homecalls.


8Q7 - MALDIVES Carlo, I4ALU, will sign 8Q7BX in CW only on 10-40m from Dhiggiri Isl (AS-013) between Dec 26 and Jan 3. QSL via I4ALU, Carlo Amorati, Via Battistelli 10, I-40122 Bologna - BO, Italy.

9N - NEPAL Charlie, K4VUD, is QRV as 9N7UD (typo in DXNL 1176). QSL via K4VUD. --- Since September Lawrence, W8NRB, is on the air as 9N7RB in SSB on 10-20m. QSL via W8 bureau.

HS - THAILAND Hans, OH2EA, will spend the next three months in South East Asia and could become QRV from Thailand.

XU - CAMBODIA Mauro, IN3QBR, and Fabri, IN3ZNR, are expected to hit the airwaves on all amateur bands signing XU7AAZ and XU7AAY in SSB/CW/RTTY from Dec 24 until Jan 3. They will participate also in the ARRL Round-up. QSL via IN3ZNR,Fabrizio Vedovelli, Via Gramsci 27, 38100 Trento(TN), Italy.

XV - VIETNAM Mal, VK6LC, is working in the South China Sea area for the next four months and expects to be QRV on the islands of ConSon and Cu Lao Thu during his free days. He rather likes real QSOs "the old style" than the DXpedition operating style.

XX9 - MACAO Moto, JK2PNY/XX9TSS, is QRV in SSB/CW on 6-40m signing XX9SAR from Dec 15-26. Other stations from Macao are also activating this call to "celebrate" the handover of Macao to China. Please ask for the exact QSL route during the QSO! Moto confirms his XX9SAR QSOs automatically via bureau. His direct address is Moto Kawatsu, 17-15-205 Nishisugamo 3, Tokyo, 170-0001 Japan.


SV - GREECE Olda, SV/OK1YM, from Athens is now QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY for at least one year. QSL via OK-DX-Foundation, Box 73, Bradlec 293 06, Czech Republic. Olda's homepage: http://www.qsl.net/ok1ym/ OKDXF homepage: http://www.okdxf.cz


DATE            CALL        DXNL

Dec 1 -Jan 5    3F1AC etc   1174
Dec 5 -Jan 4    3W6KM       1175
Nov   -Dec 24   4S7FEG      1173
Dec 10-Jan 15   5H3MG       1177 *
Dec 13-Dec 20   5T5U        1176
Dec 26-Jan 3    8Q7BX       1177 *
NOW   -2002     9G5ZW       1176
NOW   -Dec 18   9M6CT       1172
Dec 6 -Jan 4    9N7DU       1176
since Sep       9N7RB       1177 *
NOW   -mid Dec  9X3/RE3A    1174

CANCELLED       CO (CO6ZG)  1176
NOW             FM5DN etc   1176
Jan   -Dec 20   FT5ZJ       1128
NOW   -2000     HK3JBR      1128, 1144
Dec   -Jan      HR5/F2JD    1176
Dec   -Feb/2000 HS (OH2EA)  1177 *
Oct 23-Dec 31   HS72A       1171
NOW   -Jun/2000 JD1BKR      1169
Sep 22-Jan 10   KH4/W4ZYV   1174
NOW             LU2XT       1174
Nov             LZ0A        1173

NOW             OD/F5SQM    1168
Dec 4 -Jan 5    OT...       1176
Dec   -Apr/2000 P49MR       1175
Dec 21-Dec 28   PY0FT       1177 *
NOW   -Jan/2000 PZ5DX       1160
Nov 18-?        R1ANB etc   1175
NOW   -Dec/2000 SV/OK1YM    1177 *
Dec 6 -Dec 28   TY (FK8VHU) 1176
NOW             TY1PH       1173
NOW             TZ6YV       1174
Oct 30-Apr 1    V31JP       1171
NOW   -Jan/2001 VK0LD       1170, 1176
      -Dec/99   VK0TS       1177 *
NOW   -Feb/2000 VP8NJS      1174
Dec 16-Dec 20   AA1AC/VP9   1177 *
Dec 27-Jan 4    W2FXA/VP9   1177 *
Nov   -May/2000 VQ9 (W3PO)  1176
Sep 29-Jan/2000 VQ9DX       1177 *
Dec 13-Jan 17   VU2BMS      1175
Dec 22-Jan 10   XE1/G0JHC.. 1177 *
Dec 24-Jan 3    XU7AAZ,XU7AAY 1177 *
Jan/00-Feb 4    XU7AKM ?    1175
Dec   -Mar/2000 XV (VK6LC)  1177 *
1 week in Dec ? XW (K4VUD)  1176
Sep   -Dec 31   XW2A        1165
Dec 15-Dec 26   XX9SAR      1177 *
Dec 18-Dec 23   YE2K        1177 *
Dec 6 -Jan 12   YS1/HB9KNA  1176
Oct 29-May/2000 ZF2NT       1171

"NEW": 1177 *

Bandspots of the last 7 days

   JW5NM       1830  0029Z via LA5NM, bureau
   JY9QJ       1824  1939Z via DL5MBY, bureau
   OD5/OK1MU   1822  2248Z via OKDXF
   P49V        1831  0313Z via AI6V, bureau
   VK6HD       1821  2020Z via bureau
   VP5/KB4IRS  1835  0305Z via bureau

   6W6JX       3503  0618Z also via bureau
   BV2RS       3797  1616Z via bureau

   A61AO       7054  1809Z via N1DG, bureau
   BV2RS       7045  1845Z via bureau
   HJ1RRL      7020  0539Z via bureau
   HK0VGJ      7007  0416Z via CBA
   JT1KAA      7008  2100Z via bureau
   TI4CF       7045  0533Z via N6TR, also bureau
   XE1NVX      7088  0724Z via EA5XX, bureau

   3B8/F6HMJ  10105  0218Z via bureau
   HC1MD/HC7  10109  0108Z via K8LJG, bureau
   J8OK       10104  2110Z via OKDXF
   P49T       10107  0233Z via W3BTX, bureau
   V26X       10106  0030Z via K8CX
   VQ9QM      10108  1615Z via W4QM, bureau

   FO5JV      14121  1552Z via Box 3080, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
   FT5ZJ      14288  1639Z via F2YT, bureau
   R1ANB/A    14160  1629Z RU1ZC, direct
   VK0LD      14150  1021Z

   ET3VSC     18157  1446Z via bureau
   FM/K2PF    18070  1135Z via K2PF, bureau
   FS/W2QM    18075  1651Z via bureau

   E4/G3WQU   21006  1452Z via bureau
   JD1BIA     21270  0836Z via CBA
   VQ9PH      21255  1055Z via W2JDK
   ZD9BV      21275  0703Z via W4FRAU, bureau

   3B8/F6HMJ  24892  1258Z via bureau
   4S7FEG     24893  1135Z via DL7FER, bureau
   EP3HR      24940  1352Z via I2MQP, bureau
   HK0OEP     24950  1619Z via CBA
   J8OK       24940  1616Z via OKDXF
   P49T       24899  1636Z via W3BTX, bureau
   ZF2AH      24895  1534Z via W6VNR, bureau

   9N7UD      28495  1023Z via K4VUD
   9Y4SF      28482  1551Z via WA4JTK, direct
   A61AS      28485  1049Z via YO3FRI, bureau
   C6A/K2PS   28083  1720Z via K2PS
   E21EIC     28617  1139Z via CBA
   FK8GM      28489  0825Z via WB2RAJ, also bureau
   FM5FJ      28402  1151Z via KU9C, bureau
   JT1DA      28024  1023Z see DXNL 1144
   P40V       28001  1357Z via AI6V, bureau
   PZ5JR      28031  1155Z via K3BYV, direct
   T88JA      28011  0753Z via JA6BSM, bureau
   TI1Z       28472  1227Z
   V26X       28732  1656Z via K8CX
   KN4UG/VP5  28482  1508Z via bureau
   XE1L       28492  1749Z via WA3HUP, bureau
   YS1/HB9KNA 28440  1441Z via HB9KNA, bureau
   ZF2AR      28306  1623Z via N6KI


QSL Routes

Several PTT ministries around the world found the year 2000 is a good reason for a special event callsign:

2K      Every British station may append .../2K to his call during Jan 2000.
BT2000  (Dec 25-Jan 2, Qushan Island, AS-137) via bureau or direct to:
        No. 39 Room 502, Zao Zhuang Road, Shanghai 200135, China.
N5T     (Op Frank, N5VT, Jan 1-15) special QSL via N5VT
P2000K  via P29B see also DXNL 1175
TO2OOO  (Tango Oscar 2 Oscar Oscar Oscar) Op Phil, ON4LCE, NA-102, from
        Dec 20-Jan 3, perhaps also from Les Saintes (NA-114) via ON4LCE
VR2K    is the millenium call of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio DX Association
        until Jan 31 (http://www.qsl.net/vr2dxa/), from Mar 1-31 and again
        between May 1 and Jul 31. QSL via VR2XRW.
W1K     millenium call of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (Dec 19-Jan 2)
        via N2OO, Bob Schenck, Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA.
WY2OOO  Carolina and Roswell DX-Association during January. QSL via K4MQG.
YM21TA  Op Nilay Mine (XYL), TA3YJ, and Berkin (OM),TA3J, are QRV from Izmir
        and YM21TA/p from Turgutalp on Mount Manisa-Spylious (1000m asl)
        between Dec 21, 2121 UTC and Jan 21, 2000, 2121 UTC. QSLs via bureau
        or TA3YJ, Nilay Mine Aydogmus, Box 876, 35214 Izmir, Turkey.
        e-Mail: ta3yj@yahoo.com

If you are planning some IOTA DXpeditions then you might be interested in the ongoing survey about missing activities at: http://www.iota-post.de

QSLs arrived buro: FG5BG (N6RT), FM/I4ALU, FT5XN (F6IHY), HH2/DL1DA,J6/KI6T, KH0/AF4IN, KP2/WD4JNS, PJ8/KG8XV (JH1ROJ),S79AG (SM0AGD), S79ZG (DL7AFS).

QSLs arrived direct: 4J4K (TA2ZV), A35SO (DJ4SO), A45XR (schnell), TY1RY, CY9CWI (VE2CWI), FO0EEN (LA1EE), FY5GS (F6FNU), HC8N (N5KO), ZD88A (N6CW), ZF2CU (W5CU).

TNX for information to 425 DXNEWS, 599 DX Report, Antarctic Bulletin/IK1GPG, ARRL DX News, DXPRESS, DE1JSH, DK2JX, DL1GEH, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL2GAC, DL7PR, DL2VFR, DF1ZN, DF6EX, DJ3CP, HB9DHK, HB9EAA, Les Nouvelles DX, OPDX, PA3ARM, RTTY DX NOTES, The DAILY DX and others.