DX-NL 1256 August 14, 2001
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ANTARCTICA, VP8, AN-016 During his spare time Mark, VK4KMT, signs VK0KMT from the Australian Antarctic Davis Base mostly on 14180 or 18120 kHz from 0400-1000 UTC. QSL via VK4KMT.
AUSTRALIA, VK8, OC-001 Stuie, VK8NSB, Alan, VK8ZAB, Mark, VK8MS, and Geoff, VK8KGP, are QRV from Emery Point Lighthouse (AUS-071) near Darwin/Northern Territory signing AX8LH on Aug 18/19. They are still looking for a QSL manager, if interested send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPE VERDE, D4, AF-005 Xara, CT1EKF, will be on the air signing D44TD for 40 days starting Aug 25. He will put his emphasis on the activation of 6m.
CHAD, TT After spending his holiday in France Chris, TT8DX, will be QRV again from Moudoun starting on Aug 28. He will stay about one more year. He intends to activate grid locator JJ88AA with a 6m HB9CV antenna. QSL via F5OGL, bureau ok.
CORDOUAN LIGHTHOUSE, F, EU-159 During the International Lighthouse Weekend on Aug 18/19 Francis, F6HKS, and Jean Claude, F6HDH, will activate this lighthouse signing homecall/p in SSB/CW on 7 and 14 MHz.
CRETE, SV9, EU-015 David, SV9/G4DHF, is momentarily QRV in CW on 10/15/17/20m.
CYPRUS, 5B, AS-004 5B/IZ8CCW and 5B/IT9SSI will be active in SSB/CW on 10/15/20/40m from Aug 23-30. A side trip to AS-120 is also possible. QSL via IZ8CCW.
DO-AO ISLAND, BY7, AS-131 BI7D will be on the air from here with three HF and one VHF/UHF radios in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on the usual IOTA frequencies from Aug 17-19. QSL via BD7NI.
FLAT HOLM ISLAND, GW, EU-124 The Barry Amateur Radio Society will be GB5FI in CW/SSB/PSK31/RTTY/SSTV on all bands from Aug 24-29. QSL via GW0ANA.
GIGLIO ISLAND, IA5, EU-028 Riccardo, IA5/IK0YUJ, will be on the air mostly in CW on HF/6m between Aug 26 and Sep 4 (SSB/PSK31 possible on request). QSL direct to IK0YUJ.
GRAEMSAY ISLAND, GM, EU-009 The Orkney Amateur Radio Club will sign GB5RO from Hoy High lighthouse from Aug 17-19. QSL via GM4DZX.
KIY ISLAND, R1A, EU-153 RA1OZ/A and UE4NMM/1 will be the calls of Pavel, RA1OZ, and Andy, RA4NF, from Aug 20-27. QSL for RA1OZ/A via RA1OZ and for UE4NMM/1 via RA4NF.
MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7, OC-059 Bruce, AC4G, will be QRV especially for Europeans in CW on 17/12m signing V73CW from Aug 21-30. QSL via AC4G.
PANTELLERIA ISLAND, IH9, AF-018 IH9/IT9JOF is mainly QRV on the WARC bands until Aug 16. QSL via IT9JOF, bureau preferred! --- Frank, I5RFD, will be QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY on 40/20/15m from Aug 25-31. A QSL can be requested via http://www.i5rfd.bbk.org. He intends to go to Favignana, EU-054, in September.
POHNPEI ISLAND, V6, OC-010 Katsu, JH8BKL, his XYL Michiko, JF8IYR, and Susumu, JH8MYB, will hit the airwaves as V63KA, V63MC and V63YB in SSB/CW on 6-80m from Aug 31 until Sep 6. QSL for V63KA and V63MC via JH8BKL, V63YB via JH8MYB.
SHEFFIELD ISLAND, W1, NA-136 Skip, N1IBM, Bob, N2OO, and Beth, KF2BQ, will sign N1IBM/p from this island off Connecticut on Aug 25/26. Preferred frequencies are in SSB: 7165, 14265, 21265 kHz and in CW: 7030, 14030, 21030 kHz. QSL via N1IBM, bureau ok.
THAILAND, HS Once again Bruce, AA4XR, is signing HS0ZCY mainly in CW on 10/15/20/40m between Aug 14 and Sep 6. QSL via WB4FNH. --- Mike, WB7QXU, will be QRV in CW/SSB on the HF bands from Aug 20-25.
TUNISIA, 3V8 IK8VRH is QRV from the clubstation 3V8SQ in Monastir from Aug 15-30.
TURKEY, TA, AS-098/AS-115 Vito, I3BQC, will be on the air as TA0/I3BQC/p from AS-098 and AS-115 betwen Aug 21 and Sep 6.
TUVALU, T2, OC-062 Hiro, JA0SC, will hit the airwaves in SSTV and RTTY signing T22SC from Funafuti from Aug 23-30. QSL via JA0SC, bureau ok.
YAP ISLAND, V6, OC-012 Hide, JM1LJS, signs V63LJ on 2/6/12/17/30m until Aug 15. He will then go to Guam. QSL for V63LJ via JH8DEH.
FLAT HOLM ISLAND
Flat Holm Island is situated at 51°11'North and 3°7'West in the Bristol Channel, about 10km South of Cardiff/Wales. On this rather small island there are only a few small buildings beside the lighthouse and a modernized farm.
This island has a rich history. As time went by the Vikings rested here, the Anglo Saxons mined silver, three cholera patients were taken here for iso- lation and it was being used extensively for smuggling. A number of British fortresses along the coast were established since 1850 and are signs of old wars. Nowadays Flat Holm is a nature reserve, depending on the weather situation a small ferry transports up to 45 persons on excursions to the island between April and October. The small farm has place for 24 persons but it is mainly used as a schools field centre.
For us radio amateurs Flat Holm has also another more historical importance. Marconi erected a "Wireless Telegraph Station" there and on May 10, 1897 the first radio transmission over water was written down to history. Only a few days later the first "QSO" between two countries (England and Wales) was made on May 18, 1897. Therefore you can say this was also the very first DXpedition and the very first IOTA activity as well.
Amateur radio: Prefix GW, DXCC entity Wales, IOTA EU-124. This island is been activated regularly.
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new QSL manager
QSL via bureau: 3DA0CF (K5LBU), 4K9W (DL6KVA),4L1BR (KE1HZ),4W/N5KO (OH2BN), 4W/W3UR (OH2BN), 4W6MM (TF1MM),5B4YY,5R8GJ,7P8/ZS5GMW,7P8AA, 8Q7LA (AS-013), 8Q7LH (DL1LH), 9G5MD (G3OCA), 9G5ZM (G3ZEM), 9K2HS, 9K2OD, 9K2TO, 9V1GA (JA4BJO),9X5/G3SEM,A41KJ (N5FTR), AI5P/CY9, AX3OLY, BI3A (AF-087), C56TTY
DATE CALL DXNL Aug 15-Aug 30 3V8SQ 1256 * Jul 29-Aug 16 3W2B 1253 Aug 7 -Aug 21 5B/HA0HW 1255 Aug 23-Aug 30 5B/IZ8CCW.. 1256 * NOW -Aug 31 5K3CA 1254 Aug 17-Aug 19 6N0YO/4 1255 Aug 12-Aug 17 9A/DF9MV.. 1254 Aug 4 -Sep 16 9M6CT 1255 Aug 15-Aug 28 A52UL 1255 Aug 13-Sep 27 C6TKJ 1255 Aug 13-Aug 23 C6/DJ9HX 1255 Jul 27-Aug 18 CN2DX 1252 Aug 25-Oct 3 D44TD 1256 * NOW -Aug 15 D6/WB4MBU 1253 Aug 17-Aug 19 DL0RUG 1255 Aug 18-Aug 19 F6HKS/p.. 1256 * Aug 15-Aug 28 FR/I4ALU 1255 Aug 18-Aug 19 GB2ELH 1255 Aug 24-Aug 29 GB5FI 1256 * Aug 17-Aug 19 GB5RO 1256 * NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Aug 14-Sep 6 HS0ZCY 1256 * Aug 26-Sep 4 IA5/IK0YUJ 1256 * Aug 13-Aug 27 ID9/I1SNW 1254 NOW -Aug 16 IH9/IT9JOF 1256 * Aug 25-Aug 31 IH9/I5RFD 1256 * Aug 2 -Aug 15 J3PA.. 1253 Aug 16-Aug 27 J8/PA5RT.. 1255 Aug 14-Aug 24 JA6GXK 1254 NOW -Aug 20 JL2LRO/8 1253 Aug 14-Aug 18 JR8KJR/8 1254 Aug 17-Aug 20 KL7/KD6WW 1255 Aug 11-Aug 18 LZ1NG 1255 Aug 15-Aug 20 MM/W5ZE/p 1255 Aug 25-Aug 26 N1IBM/p 1256 * Aug 18-Aug 19 OS4LHN 1255 Aug 5 -Aug 18 OZ/DL7UXG 1254 May 18-Aug 22 P29IO 1243 Aug 13-Aug 18 PJ/KO4JY 1254 Aug 20-Aug 27 RA1OZ/A 1256 * NOW SV9/G4DHF 1256 * Aug 23-Aug 30 T22SC 1256 * Aug 21-Sep 6 TA0/I3BQC 1256 * Aug 18-Sep 2 TK8T 1255 May -Sep TT8JE 1243 Aug 28-Jul/2002 TT8DX 1256 * Aug 11-Aug 29 TY/F5CWU.. 1254 Aug 31-Sep 6 V63KA.. 1256 * NOW V63LJ 1256 * Aug 21-Aug 30 V73CW 1256 * Aug 18-Sep 7 VE1/DH8IAT 1255 NOW VK0KMT 1256 * Aug 18-Aug 19 VK8NSB.. 1256 * Jun 6 -Aug 31 VO2/K2FRD 1246 NOW XU7ABN 1255 Aug 6 -Aug 20 ZA/IZ7DOO 1254 Aug 7 -Aug 17 ZK1AHB 1254 * = new .. = and other calls
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