DX-NL 1278 January 24, 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 Nick, G4KUX, is momentarily hitting the airwaves as YA/G4KUX. Nobody knows whether he has a valid licence. --- Peter, ON6TT, is on his way to Afghanistan and is expected there around Jan 23. His stay will last for about two months with a few breaks in between.
AUTRALIA, VK January 26th is the Australia Day and Australian radio amateurs may use the prefix AX instead of VK.
CAMBODIA, XU Jaak, ES1FB (ex ES1AKM), is expected to hit the airwaves as XU7ACE on Jan 27. The length of his stay is not known but he will also try to work from Laos. QSL via ES1FB.
CHILE, CE The Southern Cross DX Group plans an activity from Riesco Island for February. This island has no IOTA reference number assigned yet. More information will be available later on http://www.qsl.net/ce9c/.
DOMINICA, J7 Lars, SM0CCM will be active as J73CCM between Feb 2 and Mar 4. He will work mainly in CW (some PSK31) with 100w and vertical. QSL via SM0CCM.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M2 9M2/7M2VPR is on the air on 6-160m from Jan 24-27. QSL via 7M2VPR.
ECUADOR, HC Rick, NE8Z plans to work from several places in CW/SSB on 80-10m from Feb 1-16. He intends to operate from Tumbaco where his callsign will be HC1MD, from Pichincha Volcano signing HC1MD/HC1, Loja: HC1MD/HC3, Sua: HC1MD/HC4, from an island in the Esmeraldas Province (SA-056) where he will sign HC1MD/HC4/p and from Cuenca as HC1MD/HC5. QSL via K8LJG.
FRANCES ISLAND, PY, SA-067 PU1NEZ/PP1, PY1NEW/PP1 and PY1NEZ/PP1 will be on the air in CW (50110, 28040, 24920, 21040, 18098, 14040, 7030 kHz) and in SSB (50110, 28460, 28370, 24950, 21260, 18132, 14260, 7055 kHz) from Jan 24-27. QSL via bureau.
IRAN, EP Stig, LA7JO, is working for the United Nations in Iran for two or three more months. He is the first foreigner who could obtain an official operating licence since 1979. He is now allowed to operate from the clubstation of the PTT using the callsign EP3PTT. QSL via LA7JO. While he is down there you can send the QSLs to him directly STRICTLY AVOIDING to write ANY callsign onto the envelope. IRCs will not be accepted in Iran. His address is: UNICEF Iran, Stig Lindblom, No. 30 East Farzan St., Naji St., Dastgerdi Ave., Tehran 19187, Islamic Republic of Iran.
LAOS, XW Hiroo, JA2EZD obtained a licence with the callsign XW0X which is valid until March 9th. At the moment he has only antennas for 80m and 40m. QSL via XW2A. DO NOT enclose any dollar bills!
NIGER, 5U The tickets for the trip from Feb 3-18 were bought and any requests for special modes and bands can be posted to their internet site http://www.qsl.net/niger-2002/. Seven operators will operate with three stations simulateously in SSB/CW/RTTY and PSK31 on 6-160m.
NORTH CAICOS, VP5, NA-002 Glen, NF7T and Rick, K9KK are QRV in SSB/CW on 160-10m from Feb 2-9. QSL via homecalls.
SAO TOME, S9 Henryk, SM0JHF is on the air as S92JHF working on all bands until the end of February. QSL via SM0JHF.
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND, VP8/ss, AN-009 The team around Trey, N5KO, and James, 9V1YC, should have arrived on the South Sandwich Islands this week. The length of their stay is planned for about four days. The callsigns and QSL route will not announced before they started their activity.
VIETNAM, 3W Sam, JA1EUI is visiting XV3AA from Jan 24-31. Operating as 3W3ZZ he will be QRV in SSB on 80-6m. QSL via JA1EUI.
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Sao Tome is situated at 1 deg 0'North and 7 deg 0'East in the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers a land area of about 1000 sqkm. It is accompanied by the smaller islands Ilheu das Cabras and Ilheu das Rolas. A little to the North there is the island group Ilha do Principe with Ilheu Bombom, Ilheu Caroco, Tinhosa Pequena and Tinhosa Grande. The climate is tropical warm and wet and the raining period lasts from October till May. Most of the island is covered by rain forests. The highest elevation is the Pico de Sao Tome with 2024m a.s.l.
The islands were discovered by portuguese sailors in 1471. Plantations were founded and the slaves were kidnapped from the near African mainland. The Republica Democratica de Sao Tome e Principe became independent on July 12, 1975. The Portuguese plantation owners left the island and the economy was nationalized. Until 1989 they exported almost all of their cocoa production to East Germany.The first free and independent elections took place in 1991.
Nowadays there are about 165.000 people living on Sao Tome most of them descendants from the slaves in Angola. The national language is Portuguese and they have six radio and two TV programs on the island. They export bananas, coffee, cocoa, copra, palm oil and fish.
Amateur radio: prefix S9, not listed in the actual ARRL's MOST WANTED's List IOTA: Sao Tome: AF-023, Principe: AF-044, Time difference: UTC +/- 0 hours.
QSL direct: 3D2TN, 5W0GD, 5W0MO, 5Z4RL, 6Y5/N6XG, 7Q7LA, 8P6EX, 9J0S, 9N7ZK, A35LU, A35ZL, AL7R, BA4DX, C6A/K4HGX, C6ASM, CT3/DL7VFR, D44TC, DU9/N0NM, EI6S, FG/N4CD, FK5DX, FO/HG9B/P, H40DX (OC-100 EA4DX), HI3K (AD4Z), JW0PK, KH2/K4SXT, KH7R, LX9EG, MU/ON4AUF, ON5UR/mm, OX/DK6XR,SV8/N2DH (EU-174),TA0/IZ0CKJ/p (AS-115),TF4RX (EU-168), TA0/IZ7ATN/p (AS-115, AS-123, AS-154, AS-159), V8YYY, VK6GIO/5, VK9LO, VP8CGM, WA4RX/CY9, XU7ACB, YV4A, ZC4VG, ZD8R, ZK1AXU
QSL bureau: 3V8CB (DL1BDF), 4L1DA, 8J2SKI/0, BA0AA, CN2DX (HB9HLM), CX4SS, DU1/DK3GI, EA9/DJ7ZG, EA9/DL7AFS (DL7AFS),ED9DDC,EU200A (EU4AA), EV200M (EW4EW),FO0POM (OC027, SP9FIH),FR/TK5PB,G0WKW/p (EU-120), FT5ZJ, GI4WSB/p (EU-122), GM0HLV/p (EU-092), HL1DH, HL2FDW, HS0/OK1CW, IH9/KR7X, IH9P,JW/OK1FZM (EU-026),JW7M (EU-026 LA7M), JW0HP, JW9DFA, K2OLG (NA-142), KH2/JA4DND, KL5E, OD5/OK1MU, OH0YLS, OX/DK6XR, OX/N6ZZ, PS0S (PY2SP), S513A, S5A, SO0DIG, SP8NCF/1, SV2CEI/8, SV5CJN, T7/IK7UJS/p, T88DX, T88WX (OC-009), TF3A, UA1AOQ (EU-133)
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
DATE CALL DXNL Jan 18-Jan 26 3D2/VK2IR 1275 NOW -Apr 9 3W2XK 1273 Feb 3 -Feb 18 5U 1278 * Jan 26-??? 7X/SP5IXI 1276 Jan 23-Feb 7 8Q/F6HWU 1277 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Jan 24-Jan 27 9M2/7M2VPR 1278 * Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 Jan 26 AX.. 1278 * NOW CE9/R1ANF 1277 NOW CE9/R3RRC 1277 Jan 22-Feb 14 CT3FN 1275 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC.. 1275 January 2002 EA5KB/p 1275 NOW -Mar/2002 EP3PTT 1278 * Jan 16-Feb 7 FG/F6FXS 1275 Feb 1 -Feb 16 HC1MD 1278 * NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 NOW -Feb 28 HG80ST 1277 Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 Feb 2 -Mar 4 J73CCM 1278 * NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 NOW -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG 1267 Jan 25-Jan 28 KH0WW 1277 NOW KH2K/AH0 1276, 1277 NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271 Mar 5 -??? P5/YT1AD .. 1276 Jan 23-Jan 29 PY0/W5SJ 1277 Jan 24-Jan 27 PP1/PY1NEZ.. 1278 * Feb 4 -Feb 16 TI9M 1272 Jan 5 -Feb 5 V31YN 1275 Jan 16-Feb 6 V5/DJ4SO 1276 Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p 1267 NOW -Jan 26 VK3TZ 1275 Jan 20-Feb 2 VP5/G4RCG 1276 Feb 2 -Feb 9 VP5/NF7T.. 1278 * NOW ? VP8.. 1278 * Jan 27-??? XU7ACE 1278 * NOW -Mar 9 XW0X 1278 * NOW YA/G4KUX 1278 * NOW -Mar/2002 YA/ON4TT 1278 * NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Jan 14-Jan 30 ZF2LM 1276 Jan 12-Feb 12 ZX2F 1277 * = new .. = and other calls
David, 4L1DA, writes the the QSLs for 4L0G and 4L1DA are handled by the QSL manager DL7BO himself.
The operators of HF0POL usually have different QSL managers. To find the correct QSL route for your QSO check: http://www.qsl.net/hf0pol/before.html.
German post offices already issued some new IRCs. The old green ones are still accepted for a little while.
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