DX-NL 1277 January 17, 2002
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 UA6CW is operating as CE9/R3RRC from the multinational scientific base "Patriot Hills" (WABA reference MN-01). QSL via RW3GW.
BHUTAN, A5 Ray, G3NOM, and his XYL E21UHL left Bangkok on Sunday to accept an invitation of the Department of Telecommunications in Bhutan. During the next four weeks they will prepare 20 local HAMs for their amateur radio licence exams. Perhaps they can put a clubstation on air. Nothing is known about radio activities during the seminar itself.
BRAZIL, PY ZX2F is the special event call during the Fig Festival in Valinhos/SP. This event lasts from Jan 12 until Feb 12. QSL via PY2AE.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F, SA-003 Bill, W5SJ, intends to operate from the shack of Andre, PY0FF, during the CQWW 160m CW Contest from Jan 23-29. The callsign is not sure yet. Bill will work on the usual DX frequencies, if requested he will also QSY to the WARC bands not to forget that he is monitoring the 6m band all the time. Short term activities will be published on the website: http://www.noronha.com.br/py0ffcam.htm.
HUNGARY, HA The special event station HG80ST can be found on all bands in CW/SSB/ RTTY until Feb 28. They are celebrating the 80th anniversary of the city Salgotarjan. QSL via HA6KNB, bureau ok.
MALDIVES, 8Q7, AS-013 YL Denise, F6HWU, will be active mostly in CW between Jan 23 and Feb 7.
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0, OC-086 Kazu, JA1RJU, is signing KH2K/AH0 on 1827.5 kHz especially for Europe and North America. --- KH0WW and K1HP/KH0 are the calls of Toshi, JP1IOF, and Yoshi, JE2EHP. They will operate from Saipan (OC-086) in CW/SSB/RTTY on 160-6m from Jan 25-28. QSL via homecalls.
SACRIFICE ROCK, VU VU2PAI and a few other amateurs will activate this island in the Kerala Group for the first time on Jan 26/27. Look for them in CW and SSB on 160-6m. This island has no IOTA reference number yet. QSL via VU2PAI.
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, VP8/ssh Oleg, UA1PBA, is momentarily active as from the Chilean base "". The base is situated on and has the WABA reference number CE-10. Usually Oleg can be found on 21275 kHz around 1700 UTC.
SVALBARD, JW, EU-026 LA5QFA and LA8AJA are hitting the airwaves as JW5QFA and JW8AJA in CW/ SSB/RTTY on 160-6m from Jan 14-20. On 6m they are using the special callsign JW4X! QSL ok via the bureau.
WESTERN KRIBATI, T30, OC-017 After returning from his holiday Eric, N1JSY, is active again as T30ES. He is working from Butaritari Island powered by a battery and using wire antennae. Normally you can find him on saturdays around 1400 and 1830 UTC.
The Northern Marianas are situated at 15 degrees 8'North and 145 degrees 43' East about 200km Northeast of Guam. They consist of the three main islands Saipan (with the capital Susupe), Rota and Tinian which are all of volcanic origin. The climate is tropical wet and hot, the temperatures fluctuate between 22 and 28 degrees centigrade throughout the year and the raining period is between July and September.
The Portuguese sailor Fernao de Magalhaes (aka Magellan when serving for the Spanish) discovered this island group in 1520/1521. He called them Islas de Ladones (in English: Thieves Island). This unattractive name is based on the fact that many things vanished from the ships while they traded with locals from the island. After the islands were handed over to Spain in the 17th century the island group was named after Queen Maria Ana.
During WW1 German soldiers built a lighthouse and a church with the ruins still being visited. More than 70.000 US Marines landed on the islands in June 1944 during WW2. Only a few weeks later the Japanese commanders Nagumo and Saito committed Harakiri after losing a battle on July 9, 1944. Only 2.000 of 32.000 Japanese soldiers survived! The Japanese propaganda was cause for several thousand inhabitants to jump off the 'suicidal cliff' 300m a.s.l. Today the Marianas belong to the US Commonwealth Territories and the residents are US citizens with no right to vote.
The main island Saipan has the most beautiful sand beaches thus making the tourism the most important source of income avant selling kopra or fishing.
Amateur radio: prefix KH0, IOTA reference OC-086, Time difference UTC +10h
QSL direct: 5R8DL, AH2R, E29AAL (AS-101), EK7PP, FO0FLA, H40DX, H44RD,J69AZ, KH4/K5PZ, P29IO, VK9KNE, VP2VU, VP5G, WH2DX ZD8R, ZF2AM
QSL bureau: IH9/KR7X, IH9P, KQ4D, OH0YLS, OX/DK6XR, S5A, SO0DIG, SP8NCF/1, SV2CEI/8, SV5CJN, T88DX, VD1VIK
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
DATE CALL DXNL Jan 18-Jan 26 3D2/VK2IR 1275 NOW -Apr 9 3W2XK 1273 Jan 26-??? 7X/SP5IXI 1276 Jan 23-Feb 7 8Q/F6HWU 1277 * NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 Jan 11-Jan 20 BV/BA4DW 1276 Dec 17-Dec 22 CE7HJO/8.. 1272 NOW CE9/R1ANF 1277 * NOW CE9/R3RRC 1277 * Jan 22-Feb 14 CT3FN 1275 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC.. 1275 Dec 21-Dec 22 E4/OE1GZA 1273 January 2002 EA5KB/p 1275 Jan 16-Feb 7 FG/F6FXS 1275 NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 NOW -Feb 28 HG80ST 1277 * Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 Jan 14-Jan 20 JW4X.. 1277 * NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 NOW -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG 1267 Jan 11-Jan 19 KG4DX.. 1276 Jan 25-Jan 28 KH0WW 1277 * NOW KH2K/AH0 1276, 1277 * Jan 19-Jan 21 KH3/KX6RTG 1276 NOW P29NB 1276 NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271 Mar 5 -??? P5/YT1AD .. 1276 Jan 23-Jan 29 PY0/W5SJ 1277 * Feb 4 -Feb 16 TI9M 1272 Jan 5 -Feb 5 V31YN 1275 Jan 16-Feb 6 V5/DJ4SO 1276 Jan 18-Jan 22 V63RF 1276 Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p 1267 NOW -Jan 26 VK3TZ 1275 Jan 20-Feb 2 VP5/G4RCG 1276 NOW -Jan 22 VU2BMS 1274 NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Jan 14-Jan 30 ZF2LM 1276 Jan 12-Feb 12 ZX2F 1277 * * = new .. = and other calls
Bob,W7MAE, still has the logbook of John, C91JM (August 97 until June 1998).
The logbook of the TA0/IZ7ATN IOTA expedition to AS-159 is available online at: http://www.qsl.net/iz0ckj/.
The logbook of HP1/DL7CM is also available at the first place to look for online logs: http://dx.qsl.net/logs/.
TNX: DJ5AV, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL2VFR, DL3BQA, DL5EBE, DL7VOA, F6AJA, PY2MDV, 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.