DX-NL 1232 - February 19, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ANGUILLA, VP2, NA-022 AC8G, N6JRL, N8JE, W8ILC, WD8MQJ and others will be on the air as VP2EK during ARRL SSB DX Contest and between Feb 28 and Mar 7. QSL for VP2EK via W8ILC.
ANTIGUA, V2, NA-100 Chuck, N2CY, is operating in CW/SSB signing V26CY on all HF bands (also WARC) between Feb 27 and Mar 4 (also ARRL SSB Contest). QSL via N2CY.
BATAN ISLAND, DU, OC-093 Frank, VE7DP, 4F1FZ, 4F3XX, 4F1OZ and other OMs will be QRV in as 4I1P/2 in CW and SSB from Feb 24-25. QSL via VE7DP. More information is available at: http://www.qsl.net/dx1cw/.
CONWAY REEF, 3D2, OC-112 The expedition will arrive on Conway and start building up the antennas today. Raymon,YS1RR, Hrane,YT1AD, Branko,YU1FW, Ratko,YU1NR, Rasa,YU1RL Gojko,YU6AO (YZ7AA), Vojislav,YU7AV, Dragan,Z32AU, and Mome,Z32ZM, are QRV from Conway from Feb 19-28 to leave for Fiji after that. Their call was not announced yet. Their operating frequencies are: CW: 1825, 3505, 7003, 10104, 14020, 18075, 21020, 24896, 28020, 50105 kHz; SSB: 1835, 3795, 7075, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945, 28495, 50125 kHz; digital:1835, 3575, 7035, 14075, 21075, 28075 kHz and SSTV: 3723, 7035, 14230, 21340, 28680 kHz. Please listen carefully, the operators intend to listen 5-30 kHz above their QRGs! Pilot station for Europe,Africa and Asia is YU1AA and the one for America and Oceania is VE3EXY. More information is available at: http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/3d2/.
CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Larry, K6RO, and Charlie, W6KK, will stay on Curacao between Feb 27 and Mar 5. K6RO will sign PJ2R during ARRL SSB Contest, prior and after the contest they will work in CW/SSB on all bands as PJ2/K6RO and PJ2/W6KK. QSL via homecalls.
EASTER ISLAND, CE0, SA-001 Dick, DJ2EH, hit the airwaves as CE0YEH in CW/SSB on 10/12/15/20m. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via DJ2EH.
ECUADOR, HC Scott, AC3A, will operate an EME station as HC5/AC3A from Mar 2-16. This is a premiere within Ecuador! QSL via homecall. TNX NE8Z/HC1MD
HONDURAS, HR HR3/N7YW is QRV in RTTY on 14081 or 21081 kHz from Feb 24-27. He is a communications specialist of a medical doctor's team in Honduras.
JAMAICA, 6Y, NA-097 6Y8A will hit the airwaves in SSB/CW/PSK31 on all bands (also 6m) between Feb 26 and Mar 6. Operators are K0COP, K2KW, N6XG, W6NS, WA6O and WT6G. QSL for 6Y8A via WA4WTG. More information at: http://www.k2kw.com
LIUCHIU YU, BV9, AS-??? AA4NN, BV4FH, BV4AS, BV6DF, BV6HJ, BV4DC, JI6KVR, JA6IEF will operate as BV9L from this island within the Taiwan's Coastal Islands Group from March 2-4. Activities will take place in CW/SSB on the usual IOTA qrg's on 10/15/20m. The team will then visit Pratas Island. QSL via BV4YB.
NIGER, 5U I2YSB, I2UIY and IK2DIA intend to be active in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on 6-160m between Feb 27 and Mar 12. Calls are not known yet. They will put also an online log onto the web at: http://digilander.iol.it/i2ysb/. QSL via bureau.
NIUE, ZK2, OC-040 After staying in Tonga Angelo, I6BQI will work from Niue signing ZK2BQI from Mar 2-9. QSL via homecall. His next destination will be Vanuatu.
PALAU, T8, OC-009 Yukio, JA6ENF, and family spend their holidays on Palau from Feb 21-26. He is QRV as T88NF mostly in CW on 10-80m. QSL via bureau.
SANTA CATARINA ISLAND (SA-026) Paul, PY3DX, plans to operate from this island in CW/SSB on all bands between Feb 23 and Mar 5. QSL via PY3DX.
SEYMOUR ISLAND, LU (Antarctica), AN-013 The GACW cancelled their DXpedition to the Vicecomodoro Marambio Base since their icebreaker is repaired until the mid of the Antarctic summer which is too late for this DXpedition.
SOUTH BIMINI, C6, NA-048 Dick, N4RP, is QRV as C6AKP mostly in CW until Feb 21. Dick and W4SAA will participate in the multi/multi class of ARRL SSB Contest. QSL via homecall.
ST MARTIN's ISLAND, S2, AS-127 Alessio, IZ0CKJ, Simon, IZ7ATN, Raffaele, IZ7BNH, und Paolo, IW0FT, are visiting this island from Feb 21-26. The calls will be issued in the country. QSL via IZ0CKJ (Alessio Roma, Box 22, 03023 Ceccano, Italy).
TONGA, A35, OC-049 Angelo, I6BQI, will be on the air as A35BQ between Feb 25 and Mar 2. He will then go to Niue. QSL via homecall.
VANUATU, YJ, OC-035 After activating Tonga and Niue Angelo, I6BQI, will stay on Vanuatu from March 10-25. His call is not known yet. QSL via homecall. His next stop will be Western Samoa then.
VIETNAM, 3W Hans, WA1LWS, is QRV as 3W2LWS from Feb 17 until Mar 6 (including ARRL DX Contest). QSL via homecall.
Conway Reef is associated politically and geographically to the Fijis. It's name in their mother tongue is Ceva-i-Ra or Theva-i-Ra. The uninhabitated coral reef is situated at 21°44' South and 174°38' East about 225 km south- west of the main Fiji island group. The reef is about 3 km long and consists of a sand bank some 300m long and 2m above sea level within the main lagoon. Vegetation is very spare and consisting of only a few small cocos and bushes which are the only plants who can survive on this kind of sandy soil and tropical climate. A few visitors report of no vegetation at all, it seems that tropical storms are doing some damage.
The reef was first sighted in 1838 by the English Captain Drinkwater Bethune who named it after his ship HMS Conway. In 1856 while returning from the Coral Sea the British Captain Denham visited this reef on HMS Herald and was the first man to draw some maps. A Taiwanese ship stranded at the east bank of the reef in 1979 and a cargo vessel from Fiji stranded on the south bank in 1981, too. Both ships shall be not visible anymore due to the heavy storms at Conway.
Amateur radio: own DXCC entity, prefix 3D2, locator grid RG78, IOTA OC-112, WAZ zone 32, ITU zone 56, time: UTC+12 hours. Conway is part of the MOST WANTED DXCC ENTITY list since 1990, was on rank 21 in 1999 and even on rank 18 in Germany!
DATE CALL DXNL Jan 9-Feb 20 V31GW.. 1226, 1227 Feb 12-Feb 20 XX9TDX 1231 Feb 16-Feb 20 T88S 1230 Feb 7 -Feb 21 8Q7BZ.. 1231 NOW -Feb 21 C6AKP 1232 * Feb 14-Feb 21 C6AKW 1231 Feb 17-Feb 22 ZB2/WX3P 1231 Feb 9-Feb 24 V47CA 1231 Feb 24-Feb 25 4I2P/2 1232 * Feb 11-Feb 25 FO0/DL1AWI 1231 Feb 21-Feb 26 T88NF 1232 * Feb 21-Feb 26 S2 ?? 1232 * Jan 26-Feb 26 KH9/K7ASU 1229 Feb 24-Feb 27 HR3/N7YW 1232 * Feb 2-Feb 28 HP/F5PAC 1231 Feb 8-Feb 28 D68C 1228 Feb 19-Feb 28 3D2 (cr) 1232 * Feb 22-Feb 28 EA9/WX3P 1231 Feb 11-Feb ? 9M6IPT.. 1230 Feb 13-Feb ? V26EW 1231 Feb 17-Feb ? FG/DF4OR 1231 NOW -Feb ? J38A 1231 NOW -Feb ? CE0YEH 1232 * Feb 22-Mar 1 3D2c...... 1226 NOW -Mar 2 3Y C 1228 Feb 25-Mar 2 A35BQ 1232 Jan 27-Mar 3 DU5/LA7YX 1231 Feb 11-Mar 4 T32RD 1230 Feb 20-Mar 4 C56/DL2OE. 1228 Feb 27-Mar 4 V26CY 1232 * Mar 2 -Mar 4 BV9L 1232 * Feb 23-Mar 5 PY3DX 1232 * Feb 27-Mar 5 PJ2R 1232 * Feb 17-Mar 6 3W2LWS 1232 * Feb 26-Mar 6 6Y8A 1232 * Feb 28-Mar 7 VP2EK 1232 * Mar 2 -Mar 9 ZK2BQI 1232 * Feb 27-Mar 12 5U??? 1232 * Mar 2 -Mar 16 HC5/AC3A 1232 * Feb 6-Mar 30 JA6GXK 1231 Oct -Mar FM/F2JD 1207-08, 1220 Dec 2-Apr P40MR 1226 Mar 17-Apr 25 C93AN.. 1230 Nov 17-May JW3FL 1223 May 5-May 21 3B6RF 1226, 1227 NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 Dec -Jul FO0CLA 1225 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 Jun 20-Jun HC4WW 1203 Sep -Aug/01 JD1BCK 1224 NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 NOW -2002 FO5R 1230 * = new ...= and other calls
Following QSLS of actual DXpeditions are underway or being processing now:
A22DX (ZS1FJ) BT4ARDF (LZ1ZF) K5K (N4XP) VK9CQ and VK9XV (PA3GIO)
Bob Schenck, N2OO, offers a new service. He wants to continue the QSL processing of managers or DX stations who want to close their logs! He asks all radio amateurs to contact him if one gets knowledge of a log to be closed. If needed he will even reprint the original QSLs. However all details have to be figured out with him and please do not impose his good nature! Bob's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolf, DL7VEE, published the Most Wanted DXCC entities in DL/OE/HB:
You want to know more? Check: http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/fedxlw.htm
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