DX-NL 1236 - March 19, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
NEW DXCC ENTITY? Kan, JA1BK, and Jacky, F2CW, visited Pitcairn and discovered a new DXCC entity after working with the appropriate maps (rumours say). Though they did not named the island yet it seems to be Ducie (VR6, OC-182). It is situated approximately 540km east of Pitcairn and 377km from the next island Henderson...
ANTARCTICA, VP8 Mike, GM0HCQ, is QRV as VP8ROT. Right now he is on Rothera Base and will stay there for another month. Look for him on 21052 or 28052 kHz around 1530 UTC and on 14052 or 18082 kHz around 2130 UTC.
ANTIGUA, V2, NA-100 VHF specialist Jimmy, W6JKV, is installing big antennas in a superior location. He intends to produce loud signals in Europe and USA between Mar 30 and Apr 7. Do you have a sked already? e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARUBA, P4, SA-036 John, KK9A, is on the air as P40A from Mar 17-27. QSL via WD9DZV.
AZORES, CU, EU-003 Ingo, SM0DSF, spends his holidays on Sao Miguel Island from Mar 20-27. He will work a bit as CU2/SM0DSF but mainly in CW. QSL via homecall.
CAYO GRANMA, CO, NA-218 Eduardo, CO8LY, will be QRV from this tiny island off the coast of Santiago de Cuba during next week. QSL via EA7ADH.
COCOS KEELING ISLANDS, VK9C, OC-003 Before visiting also Christmas Island Jerzy, SP9EVP, plans to be active from Cocos Keeling from Mar 24-31. The callsign is not known yet.
COSTA RICA, TI2 Helmut, DJ4VW, is on the air as TI2/DJ4VW from Ciudad Colon working mostly in SSB on the WARC bands from Mar 13-23. QSL via DJ4VW.
GIRESUN ISLAND, TA, AS-154 Enrico and Nando will be QRV on 10-40m signing TA0/IT9AXZ/p and TA0/IT9YRE/p from Mar 27-30. QSL via homecalls.
GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Yoichi, JP1NWZ, is QRV as AH7X/WH2 during the WPX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest he is QRV as KH0XX/NH2 from Mar 22-26. QSL via JP1NWZ, bureau ok.
LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0 Five French radio amateurs are QRV as HB0/F6KQL on the classic bands from Mar 23-26. QSL via F6KQL, bureau ok.
MADAGASCAR, 5R, AF-013 Sigi is on the air as 5R8GT for a few weeks.
NEW CALEDONIA, FK, OC-032 Johnny, LA5IIA, is QRV in CW on 1826, 3505, 7005 etc. and RTTY on 082 from Mar 24-31. During WPX Contest he'll sign FX8G. QSL via LA5IIA. --- Eric, FK8GM, and Franck, FK8HC, will activate TX5G in WPX SSB Contest.
JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND, CE0Z, SA-005 Key, JE6JYT, Chip, N6CA, Jack, N6XQ, and Roman, XE2EED, will be QRV from Robinson Crusoe running two stations on 6m between Mar 27 and Apr 3. They will transmit on 50102 kHz and receive on 50140 kHz. QSL via N6XQ. URL: http://www.ham-radio.com/ce0z/ce0z.html
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ Joe, W5FJG (ex KA5ZMK), is momentarily working as a technician of the US consulate in Jeddah. He will be QRV as 7Z1AC for two years starting in April. QSL via WA4JT. More details can be found on his homepage: http://sites.netscape.net/joeyjeep99usa/homepage.
SEPT FRERES, J2, AS-059 J28CDX will be on the air by the end of March.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND, VP5, NA-002 Connie, K5CM, Pam, N5KM and Dave, W5AO, hit the airwaves from North Caicos between Mar 21 and Apr 5. Operation is planned as VP5/homecall in SSB/ CW on 160-6m, during the WPX SSB Contest as VP5V. QSL for VP5/K5CM and VP5/N5KW via homecalls. VP5/W5AO and VP5V direct via Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-088, USA.
WAKE ISLAND, KH9, OC-053 Bill, W4WX, cancelled the expedition announced for this week. He is lacking operators.
WESTERN SAMOA, 5W, OC-097 Angelo's, I6BQI, fourth stop on his pacific trip will be Western Samoa where he will activate 5W1BQ from Mar 26 until Apr 5. QSL via I6BQI.
YAP ISLAND, V6, OC-012 Noz, JE8KKX, is signing V63KX in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-40m until Mar 21. QSL via homecall/bureau.
Juan Fernandez Archipelago
This island group lies 674 km west of the Chilean city San Antonio at 33 ° 37' South and 80 ° 45' West. It consists of the main island Robinson Crusoe and the smaller ones El Verugo, El Viudo, Isla Santa Clara, Juanango, Las Rosas, Los Chamelos, Vinillo and Marinero Alejandro Selkirk situated 180 km west. The highest mountain is Los Inocentes and 915m asl. The subtropical climate has an average temperature of 15 ° Celsius and a humidity of 76 percent and the raining season is between April and September. There are no paved roads, main transportation is done by boats and and mules. The surface area is 185 square km settled by about 600 people having their major income from lobsters.
The archipelago was discovered by the Spanish Juan Fernandez in 1574. By this time it was a popular hideout for adventurers and pirates. In 1704 the two English ships St.George and Cinque Ports exposed the sailor Alexander Selkirk on the island due to disobedience with only little food, a rifle, knife, axe, tobacco and a bible. He returned to London 4 years and 4 months later. When Daniel Dafoe heard of this story he decided to write the book "Robinson Crusoe" published first in 1719.
DATE CALL DXNL May 5 -May 21 3B6RF 1226, 1227 Mar 20-Mar 22 3D2HY 1235 Mar 22-Mar 30 3W/? 1235 NOW 5R8GT 1236 * NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 Mar 26-Apr 5 5W1BQ 1236 * Mar 21-Apr 4 9M6BAA 1235 Jun 9 -Jun 20 C9/JA.. 1230/1233 Mar 29-Apr 9 CE0Y/.. 1235 Mar 27-Apr 3 CE0Z 1236 * NOW CO8LY 1236 * Mar 20-Mar 27 CU2/SM0DSF 1236 * Mar 24-Mar 31 FX8G? 1236 * Oct/00-Mar FM/F2JD 1207-08, 1220 Mar 17-Mar 23 FM/I.. 1235 Dec/00-Jul/2001 FO0CLA 1225 NOW -2002 FO5R 1230 Mar 21-Apr ?? H40RW 1235 Mar 23-Mar 26 HB0/F6KOL 1236 * NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Jun 20-Jun/2001 HC4WW 1203 Mar 31-Apr 1 IQ7J 1235 Late March J28DX 1236 * Mar 30-Apr 11 J3/W1HEO.. 1235 Apr 10-Apr 20 JA6GXK 1235 Sep/00-Aug/2001 JD1BCK 1224 Mar 30-Apr 1 JI3DST/6 1235 Nov 17-May/2001 JW3FL 1223 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 Mar 16-Mar 25 KG4MO.. 1234 Mar 22-Mar 26 KH0/JM1LRQ 1235 Mar 22-Mar 26 KH2.. 1236 * Mar 17-Mar 27 P40A 1236 * Dec 2 -Apr P40MR 1226 Mar 28-Apr 2 PJ6/PA3GIO 1235 Mar 17-Mar 31 PY0FM 1235 Mar 29-Apr 1 PY1/p.. 1235 Mar 27-Mar 30 TA0/IT9AXZ 1236 * Mar 13-Mar 23 TI2/DJ4VW 1236 * Mar 24-Mar 31 TX5G 1236 * Mar 30-Apr 7 V2/W6JKV 1236 * Mar 19-Mar 27 V5/DM5TI 1235 NOW -Mar 21 V63KX 1236 * Mar 24-Mar 31 VK9C?? 1236 * Mar ?? VK9L ?? 1234 Mar 21-Apr 5 VP5/.. 1236 * NOW -Apr VP8ROT 1236 * Mar 29-Apr 3 XV3.. 1235 Mar 26-Apr 4 YV5/NE8Z 1235 Mar 18-Apr 8 ZK2GEO 1234 NOW ZK3HC 1234 * = new ...= and other calls
correction: ZC4A via 5B4AGC
QSL directly: P29KPH (K5YG), P29VPY (OC-240), P40A, PJ5/UA1ACX, PJ7/K7ZUM, P40P, PV5L (SA-088), R0/UR8LV (AS-152), R1FJL, R3RRC/ANT, RK0FWL/p (AS-149), RV2FW, RW2F, S58A, S92SV, SU9AM, SU9ZZ, SV1TP/8 (EU-060 EU-075 EU-113), SV5/DL8DZV,SV8/ON5JE (EU-049), SY2A, SV9/IZ0CKJ/p (EU-187), SV9/K7BV, T32R, T77C,T88DX,T88TV, TA2RJ, TE8CI
QSL via buro: H40MS (DL2GAC), HC8N (W4MPY), HF0POL (SP3WVL), HK6KKK, HZ1AB, HP1/DL3IAX, I1HJT/OD5NJ (hc), IF9/I2OEB (EU-054), IL3/I3BQC, IF9/IT9PPG (EU-054), J3/VE3EBN, JY4NE (KB6NAN), MD/DL3OI (hc), N2TK/NP2, OA4CPY, P40K, P40MH (OH2BAD), PA3GIO/HC8, PJ2/W8GEX, P43E, PJ4/HB9BCK, PJ8/W1HL, RV0AM, SM3TLG/2 (EU-139), SV0LR (EU-060), SV5/DL3DRN, SV5/IK2CYC, TF1MM/9
TNX: DE1MGL, DF6PW, DF9ZN, DJ2SL DJ5AV, DK2JX, DK2OY, DK8ZD, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL5XL, K3ZO, N4AA, PA3ARM, 425 DX News, ARRL Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.