DX-NL 1279 January 31, 2002
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
AFGHANISTAN, YA The Minister of Communications issued a licence to the clubstation of the embassy of the United States in Kabul bearing the callsign YA0USA. At the moment Carl, K4YT, is activating this clubstation during his spare time. No information has been released yet where the QSLs should been sent. WFWL!
BELIZE, V3 Andy, VE7AHA, is signing V31HA during his spare time from Feb 2-16. QSL via VE7AHA.
CONGO, 9Q With the active volcano near Goma some parts of the telecommunication line to Kinshasa cannot be used. The radio amateurs were asked to put up an emergency communication network.
CURACAO, PJ2, SA-006 Tony, PJ2/N7BG, is QRV between Jan 29 and Feb 4. During the FOC Contest he will use the call PJ2T. QSL for PJ2/N7BG via N7BG, PJ2T via KN7Y.
DOMINICA, J7, NA-101 Paul, DL6FBK, and Lui, DL6FBR, are staying on Dominica from Feb 1-17. Their calls are not known yet. QSL via homecalls.
GRENADA, J3, NA-024 Bill, K4LTA, and Ruby, K4UPS, are hitting the airwaves J37BO and J37RO on 6-160m (including WARC bands) between Jan 31 and Feb 25. Bill prefers CW (14033, 21033, 21333, 28033, 28333 kHz). QSLs direct (with SASE included) to: K4LTA, Bill O'Kain, 101 Baylor Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA.
GUAM, KH2, OC-026 Hide, JH8KYU/K8YU, is planning a trip for Feb 8-11. He intends to take part in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest but he will also be signing K8YU/KH2 in CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via JH8KYU, bureau ok. Please send NO requests to K8YU, neither direct nor via bureau!
GUATEMALA, TG TG7/W9AEB will be the callsign of Tom, W9AEB, and Bob, WF9V, between Jan 31 and Feb 9. They will work in CW and SSB on 20-10m.
LAESOE ISLAND, OZ, EU-088 Sandro, OZ/DD3SP/p, and Uwe, OZ/DL3BQA/p, will be active on HF/6m/2m from Feb 5-11. They prefer to work in SSB but switch also to CW and digital modes upon request. QSLs via homecalls.
LAOS, XW Mauro, IN3QBR, is expected to hit the airwaves in February. No more information has been released yet.
NORTHERN MARIANAS, KH0, OC-086 KH0/JA6BTO, KF4LX/AH0 (op JA6HJP), KH0/JA6LZN, KK7UB/KH0 (op JA6PBO), WH0B (op JA6VQA) and AB2GA/KH0 (op JH6ALF) will be QRV in SSB/CW/RTTY/ SSTV on all bands from Feb 7-10. Emphasis will be put on the lowbands, WARC bands and 6m.
PALAU, T8 Mitsu, JH5OXF, will be on the air signing T88XF in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on 80-6m from Feb 9-12. QSL direct via JH5OXF.
SANTA MARIA ISLAND, CE, SA-070 The Southern Cross DX Group plans to activate this island situated in the Arauco Gulf on Jan 26-28 and other weekends in February. Their call is XR5SM in CW/SSB on all HF bands. QSL via XQ5SM, buro ok. More information is available at the website http://www.qsl.net/xr5sm/.
SAO TOME, S9, AF-023 LA5QKA, LA5UF, LA6EIA, LA6FJA, LA7THA, LA7WCA, LC3EAT, LC6ZBT, SM5COP and SM5IMO will be active as S9LA in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV on 6-160m from Feb 4-11. Find more information at: http://www.qsl.net/s9la/.
ST LUCIA, J6, NA-108 Laurent, F4TVY, is QRV between Jan 30 and Feb 7. Call is not known yet.
ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON, FP, NA-032 Sado, JA9KRO, is staying there for one week and hits the airwaves as FP/JA9KRO. QSL via Kaoru Sado, 966-3 Butsuden, Uozu, 937-0061 Japan. Sado is a deap sea fisher and will not return home before August. QSLs cannot be answered earlier than that!
TANZANIA, 5H Maurizio, IK2GZU, will stay in Tanzania from Feb 5-27. His call will be announced upon arrival. QSL via homecall.
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5 Tak, VP5/JA1MZL, will be QRV from Feb 5-9. QSL via bureau.
ST PIERRE ET MIQUELON
The island group St.Pierre et Miquelon is situated at 46 deg 44'North and 56 deg 27'West in the Atlantic Ocean some 25km off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Besides of the two main islands St. Pierre and Miquelon there are also Grand Colombier, aux Marins, Massacre, aux Pigeons and last not least aux Bainqueurs belonging to this group which measures about 242 sqkm in size. The highest elevation is the Morne de la Grande Montagne with 240m a.s.l. on Miquelon Island. The climate and the landscape is similar to that on the neighboring island Newfoundland. These islands are paradise for nature enthusiasts and there are only 6500 people living there all the time.
The islands were discovered by the Portuguese captain Alvarez Faguendez in 1520. French and British fought for the possession of this island over a long period of time. Since 1916 St. Pierre et Miquelon has the status of a French overseas departement.
Its capital St. Pierre and the two smaller cities Anse du Governement and Miquelon are very similar to those on Newfoundland. Colorful wooden houses can be seen everywhere but the supply of goods is very French. Main income for the islands are tourism and fishing. Two airports and a ferry to Canada offer good transportation means to and from the islands.
Amateur radio: prefix: FP, IOTA reference: NA-032, Time difference: UTC -5h
QSL direct: 3W2B, 4K5CW, 4U1ITU, 5R8FU (AF-013), 8P9Z (NA-021), A51WD, A92GD (K1SE), BI4F (AS-160), BY4BSN, CE0/IK5SQX (SA-001), CE0Y/UA6AF (SA-001), ES8X (EU-178), G0KJW/p (EU-109), HI3K, GT3FLH (EU-116), HS1OVH, IL7/IK4RUX (EU-050), J48T (EU-174), LA/SM3TLG (EU-062), OA4SS, TO2000 (NA-102), TY22DX, TY68F, VK9KNE (SP9PT), VK9LO, VP5/N5KW, YA5T, ZA1A, ZK1NCP
QSL bureau: 8P5A, AP2JZB, EY8MM, FR5FD, J69AZ, KL7JR (NA-050),RZ0SR,RZ1OA/A, TA0/IZ7ATN/p, TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-115), TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-123), TF4RX (EU-168), TY22DX, TY0CDX, UU2JZ, V26JT (NA-100 K3JT), V26OB (NA-100, DL8OBQ), VD1VIK, VK9KND, VK9LO, VP2V/N6CW, ZA2A, ZB2/DJ7ZG (DL7AFS), ZB2/DL7AFS (DL7AFS), ZD7VC (AF-022), ZK1KDN, ZK1NCP, ZL1DD (OC-201), ZW2V
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
DATE CALL DXNL NOW -Apr 9 3W2XK 1273 Feb 5 -Feb 27 5H/IK2GZU 1279 * Feb 3 -Feb 18 5U 1278 Jan 23-Feb 7 8Q/F6HWU 1277 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 NOW CE9/R1ANF 1277 NOW CE9/R3RRC 1277 Jan 22-Feb 14 CT3FN 1275 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC.. 1275 NOW -Mar/2002 EP3PTT 1278 Jan 16-Feb 7 FG/F6FXS 1275 NOW FP/JA9KRO 1279 * Feb 1 -Feb 16 HC1MD 1278 NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 NOW -Feb 28 HG80ST 1277 Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 Jan 31-Feb 25 J37BO 1279 * Jan 30-Feb 7 J6/F4TVY 1279 * Feb 1 -Feb 17 J7/DL6FBR .. 1279 * Feb 2 -Mar 4 J73CCM 1278 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 Feb 8 -Feb 11 K8YU/KH2 1279 * NOW -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG 1267 Feb 7 -Feb 10 KH0/JA6BTO.. 1279 * Feb 5 -Feb 11 OZ/DL3BQA .. 1279 * NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271 Mar 5 -??? P5/YT1AD .. 1276 Jan 29-Feb 4 PJ2/N7BG 1279 * Feb 4 -Feb 11 S9LA 1279 * Feb 9 -Feb 12 T88XG 1279 * Jan 31-Feb 9 TG7/W9AEGB 1279 * Feb 4 -Feb 16 TI9M 1272 Feb 2 -Feb 16 V31HA 1279 * Jan 5 -Feb 5 V31YN 1275 Jan 16-Feb 6 V5/DJ4SO 1276 Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p 1267 Jan 20-Feb 2 VP5/G4RCG 1276 Feb 5 -Feb 9 VP5/JA1MZL 1279 * Feb 2 -Feb 9 VP5/NF7T.. 1278 Feb/2002 XR5SM 1279 * Jan 27-??? XU7ACE 1278 NOW -Mar 9 XW0X 1278 Feb/2002 XW/IN3QBR 1279 * NOW YA/G4KUX 1278 NOW -Mar/2002 YA/ON4TT 1278 NOW YA0USA 1279 * NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Jan 14-Jan 30 ZF2LM 1276 Jan 12-Feb 12 ZX2F 1277 * = new .. = and other calls
Hiroo, XW0X, asks everybody NOT to enclose ANY money bills to mail to Laos! An average employee of the Laotian post earns about 17 Euro per month so the temptation is very high... Hiroo proposes to send IRCs only!!
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