DX-NL 1272 December 6, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
AFGHANISTAN, YA ON4WW, ON6TT, S53R and SM7PKK's license for the callsign YA5T has been accepted for DXCC credit now for all QSOs after November 20, 2001. Right now only Peter, ON6TT, is in Afghanistan while Robert, S53R, Mark, ON4WW, and Mats, SM7PKK, will follow soon. QSL via KU9C. Marcel, F6EKD, is also in Afghanistan and claims to have a permission to operate as YA/F6EKD.
BARTER ISLAND, KL7, NA-050 John, KL7JR, is QRV in SSB on 28495 kHz from Dec 13-18. He wants to demonstrate amateur radio in the school of Kaktovik. QSL via KL7JR.
CANADA, VE From Dec 1-31 the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs is activating the callsign VO1S remembering the first transatlantic QSO 100 years ago. QSL via bureau.
COCOS ISLAND, TI9, NA-012 Henry, TI2HMG, and 11 more amateurs will operate as TI9M in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-160m from Feb 4-16, 2002. Find more information in the internet at: http://www.qsl.net/ti2hmg/cocos.htm. They are still looking for two more operators!
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F, SA-003 Tony, PY8IT, will sign PY0FT mainly in RTTY and PSK31 from Dec 12-18. QSL via JA1ELY.
FRANCE, F The AMD rally Arras-Madrid-Dakar will take place between Dec 26 and Jan 13 accompanied by the amateur radio station TM4AMD. QSL via F6IGF. More informationen is available at: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/ara62/.
ITALY, I To remember the first transatlantic radio contact on Dec 12, 1901 made by Guglielmo Marconi in Poldhu/Cornwall and St. John/Newfoundland. Nuccio, I0YKN, and Simone, IZ0BTV, are signing IU0M until Dec 31, 2001. QSL via bureau.
MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7 After staying on Tarawa Steve, 3D2SJ, is now on the air as V73ED from Dec 6-13. QSL direct.
PALAU ISLAND, T8, OC-009 Hiro, JK1FNN, and Mie, 7L1MKM, are planning to hit the airwaves as T88HA and T88MY during their holidays between Dec 30 and Jan 3. They plan to operate in CW/SSB/RTTY from the "Palau Pacific Resort". QSL via JK1FNN.
RIESCO ISLAND, CE8, SA-new Marcos, CE7HJO, and Ismael, CE7AOY, intend to activate this island in the Magallanes and Antarctica South Group from Dec 17-22. This archipelago has no IOTA reference number yet. They will operate in split mode as CE7HJO/8 and CE7AOY/8 on 14260 kHz. QSL for CE7HJO/8 direct, QSL for CE7AOY/8 via VE7ZK.
SAN LORENZO ISLAND, 4T, SA-052 Rene, DL2JRM, and Daniel, DL5SE, will sign 4T4I and 4T4X from Jan 3-13. QSL via homecalls.
SIBERUT ISLAND, YB, OC-215 Adi, YC3MM, will activate this island in the Mentawai group from Dec 17-23. This archipelago has been activated only once in 1996.
USA, W On Dec 12 the Marconi Radio Club will operate from Cape Cod/MA exactly from the same place where Marconi operated his station "CC" in 1903. Thus their callsign will be W1AA/CC. They also have a website online at: http://www.qrz.com/database?callsign=w1aa.
Isla del Coco is situated at 5 degrees 32' North and 86 degrees 59' West approximately 550 km west of the Central American coast. With its size of 24 sqkm it is the largest uninhabitated island in the world. Its highest elevation is the Cerro Iglesias (634m asl). Rain forest, more than 200 water falls and numerous rivers are typical for this almost untouched island. The climate is very hot and has an extreme humidity, over the year it has more than 8000 mm rainfall! The waters around Cocos Island are home of the largest shark populations of the oceans.
Cocos Island was discovered by the Spaniard sailor John Cabezas in 1526. It first appeared on the 1542 map of French King Henry II as "Ysle de Coques". Because of the abundance of fresh water, wood, fish and coconuts it became a famous refuge for pirates, corsairs and whalers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dozens of treasures are said to be hidden by such famous pirates like Morgan and Benito Bonito, the most famous still to be found is the fabulous "Church treasure of Lima" worth several billion US$.
Costa Rica's presence in the island dates from April 1832 when the govern- ment rescued 13 stranded Chileans. Nevertheless, the country did not take official possession of the land until Sep 15, 1869. As usual for remote islands it served as a penal colony for high security prisoners from 1874 through 1882. The island was declared a National Park and Biological Reserve in June 1978 and in addition to this the UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1997.
Amateur radio: prefix TI9, own DXCC entity, rank 53 of the ARRL Most Wanteds
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
QSLs of the 1999 XU7AAR activities are now accepted for DXCC credit. Those amateurs whose cards were rejected already should contact the ARRL with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert, KC6AWX, took over the logs of the Sable Island DXpeditions of CY9/WV2B in 1998 and 2000 from the former QSL manager who is not able to make this job anymore.
QSL direct: 3W3ZZ, 4T0I, 5N4BFD, 6Y6L, 9H3O, 9J2BO, 9L1BTB, A35RK, AL7OC, AP2TJ (W3HNK), EK6GC (W3HNK), ER4DX, ER5GB (W3HNK), HK5MQZ/0M, HL0C/4 (AS-084), HL0C/4 (AS-148), IT9DAA/p, J75J, JW7QIA, KH0JX, KG4TO (N4TO), NP4A (W3HNK) N1IBM/p (NA-136), RA1TC/1 (EU-162), KL7FH, RI9K (AS-109), T30ES (OC-017), TM8CDX, VP2ERD, VP2V/K3MD, WP3F, WV2B/VE1 (NA-010), XE1UN, Z39A, ZK1QM
QSL bureau: MJ/PA3GIO/p (EU-013), OH0/DL2FVR (EU-002), OH0RB (OH3RB), P40W, OX3NUK (NA-018), PJ2/DL1CW (SA-006), PJ9/ON4CFD (SA-006), TT8JE, SJ9WL (SM0DJZ), TM5G (EU-094), UA0FCD (AS-025), V26NM (NM5M), V47SS (DL2MDZ), V63CP, VI2BI (VK2EO), W5BOS/C6A (NA-219), WB8YJF (NA-067), XF1/F6BUM (NA-045), YJ0ABS (OC-035, DL2GAC)
DATE CALL DXNL Jan 3 -Jan 13 4T4I.. 1272 * NOW 5H1F 1270 Aug 22-2003 5W1SA 1257 Nov 20-Dec 10 5W/W7TVF 1269 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 Dec 17-Dec 22 CE7HJO/8.. 1272 * Nov 21-Dec 14 D2/CT1FSC 1271 Nov 10-?? DK8OJ/HI3 1268 Dec 8 -Dec 15 E29AL 1271 Dec 3 -Dec 14 FO0SEV.. 1271 NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 Nov 21-Dec 9 HI3K.. 1269 Nov 1 -Dec 15 IB0/IK8VRH 1268 Dec 1 -Dec 31 IU0M 1272 * NOW -Dec 31 IY1SP 1268 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 NOW -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG 1267 Nov 24-??? KH2/JA5XAE 1270 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271 NOW -Jan/2002 R1ANC 1268 NOW R1ANF/mm 1271 Dec 30-Jan 3 T88HA.. 1272 * Feb 4 -Feb 16 TI9M 1272 * Dec 6 -Dec 13 V73ED 1272 * Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p 1267 Dec 1 -Dec 31 VO1S 1272 * NOW VP8SIG 1271 Dec 12 W1AA/CC 1272 * Dec 17-Dec 23 YC3MM 1272 * NOW YA/F6EKD 1272 * Nov 21-??? YA5T 1271, 1272 * NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Nov 20-Dec 15 ZD8Z 1269 -Oct/2002 ZD9IR 1264 NOW ZK2MO.. 1271 NOW ZS7ANT 1269 * = new .. = and other calls
To commemorate Marconi's first transatlantic radio contacts the "Deutscher Wetterdienst" (German weather service) will transmit a special broadcast from their radio station DDH47 in Pinneberg on Dec 12, 2001. The broadcast will be aired in several languages in CW on 147,3 kHz at 2230 UTC on Dec 12. More info is available online at http://www.dwd.de/services/gfsf/sf100y.html
TNX: DE1MGL, DJ5AV, DJ6SE, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL5EBE, 425 DX News, ARRL DX Bulletin, Crazy DX Group, F6AJA (Les Nouvelles DX), KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin), N4AA (QRZ DX), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.