DX News Letter 1372
January 22, 2004

DX-NL 1372 January 22, 2004
DX News Letter

a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"

Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: dl7voa@darc.de)


AUSTRALIA, VK Australian amateurs may use the prefix AX on Jan 26 (0000-2359 local). Be aware of the time difference to UTC!

AVES ISLAND, YV0, NA-020 The Amateur Radio Club of Venezuela (RCV, VY5AJ) is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2004 with several activities. The first shall be the activation of Aves Island starting in the end of January. The license has been issued already but the callsign will be announced later. Operations will take place in all modes on all bands (also 6m) and via satellite. Aves Island is ranking 10th on the Most Wanted DX Entities List.

BELAU, T8, OC-009 Kazu, JH6WDG, will sign T88AQ from Palau Island (OC-009) between Jan 27 and Feb 2. Expect him to be active in SSB/CW on 80-10m. QSL via homecall, bureau ok.

BURKINA FASO, XT Orlando, VE4JOP, is momentarily staying in the west of Burkino Faso and wants to show up as XT2OP on 14195 kHz from 1200-1400 UTC during the next two weeks. QSL via VE4JOP.

CAMEROON, TJ Oscar, IK2AQZ, Giuliano, IK2OPW, and Mario, IW2HUZ, are signing TJ1GA in SSB/PSK31 on 80-6m from Jan 16-30. QSL via IK2AQZ, bureau ok.

CHILE, CE CA5UBP plans to activate an island in the Bio-Bio Region Group (SA-070, Santa Maria and Quiriquina Islands) on 80/40/10m from Jan 20-25 daily from 0200-1100 UTC. Unfortunately QSLs only direct to CA5UBP.

ECUADOR, HC Rick, NE8Z, wrote that he will be active in CW/SSB on 80-10m signing HC1MD from Tumbaco from Jan 22-28. Rick will put his emphasis on the WARC bands and he will watch the frequency 50.110 MHz on Jan 26 (the 6m equipment is available only on that day). QSL via K8LJG.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0/F, SA-003 Bill, W5SJ, will stay there from Jan 21-27. He will be QRV in CW on 160/ 80/40m during his evening hours. You can find him on 10109, 14225, 18127, 21225, 24935 and 28450 kHz from 1500-1800 UTC on Jan 24/25. He will participate in the WWDX 160 CW Contest of course.

GRENADA, J3, NA-024 Bob, J3/AA1M, and Mike, J3/W1USN will be QRV from Grenada in CW/SSB/PSK31 on HF between Jan 29 and Feb 6. QSL via homecalls.

HAITI, HH, NA-096 Hans, DL7CM, Sid, DM2AYO, Manfred, DK1BT, and Juergen, DL7UFN, are going to activate Hispaniola in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK/SSTV on 6-160m from Jan 28 until Feb 15. Their call will be 4V200YH (Four Victor Two Hundred Years of Haiti). QSL via DL7CM. Their logbook will be available on their homepage: http://www.qsl.net/dl7cm/haiti2.htm

IRAQ, YI Darran, M1DAZ, is underway to Umm Qasr in the south of Iraq from where he plans to become active as YI9DAZ on all HF bands. His stay seems to last a little longer. QSL via M1DAZ. --- Kaspars, YL1ZF, is signing YI9ZF from Baghdad for the next six to eight months. Kaspars prefers CW but works also in RTTY. QSL via SM1TDE, bureau ok.

ISLE OF MAN, GD, EU-116 Martin, G4XUM, Tim, M0BEW, and G0HSS will sign MD4K during the upcoming WWDX 160m CW Contest (January 24/25). QSL via G3NKC.

LUXEMBOURG, LX The multi/single station LX7I will be activated by Jorgen, DL4SDW, Bernd, DL8SCG, and Philippe, LX2AJ, during the WWDX 160m CW Contest. QSL via LX2AJ.

SABA ISLAND, PJ6, NA-145 Joeke, PJ6/PA0VDV, will be on the air from Jan 24 until Feb 18.

SHETLAND ISLANDS, GM/S, EU-012 Hans, DJ6AU, signing MM0XAU can be found on his preferred frequencies 18.130 and 14.270 MHz every day from 1100 UTC until the end of March.

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS, VP8/SO, AN-008 On his way to Laurie Island Henry, LU4DXU, now arrived at his first stopover Ushuaia. He is QRV as LU4DXU/X until Jan 22. He will try to activate an offshore island but this depends on the transportation opportunities. Tune your receiver to 14290 kHz! On Jan 23 Henry will board the supply ship "Almirante Irizar" from where he will be active as LU4DXU/mm. The arrival at the scientific "Orcadas Base" on Laurie Island is scheduled for Jan 26. Between Jan 26 and Feb 29 he will hit the airwaves from there signing AY1ZA on the frequencies: CW on 28035, 24905, 21035, 18090, 14035, 10120, 7025, 3515, 1835 kHz; SSB on 28390, 24930, 21190, 18130, 14290, 7090, 3785 kHz; RTTY on 28120, 21090, 14090 kHz and PSK31 on 21070 or 14070 kHz. QSL for AY1ZA via LU4DXU.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, VP8/SS, AN-010 Voytek, SP5QF, is using the callsigns HF0QF and HF0POL from the Polish research station "Henryk Arctowski" at Rakusa Point/King George Island. He will be active in CW/SSB on all bands until the end of December. QSL via SP7IWA.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y, SA-009 Walter, 9Y4/DL8JS, Ulla, 9Y4/DF6QP, Alfons, 9Y4/DJ8VC, Eberhard, 9Y4/DJ8OT, and Hannelore, 9Y4/DH5JR, can be found on 14277, 21377 or 28377 kHz daily from 0900-1800 local time from Jan 26 until Feb 14. QSLs via homecalls via the DARC bureau.

UK SOVEREIGN BASES ON CYPRUS, ZC4, AS-005 ZC4A will participate in the WWDX 160m CW Contest. The operators ZC4CW, 5B4AGC, 5B4AGN and 5B4FL have the permission to use a 70m high reserve tower. QSL via 5B4AGC.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2, NA-106 George, KP2/K2ZZ, completely moved to St. Thomas now and plans to be QRV on 20-6m. QSL via W1QJ.

QSL Info

QSL via bureau: 3B8/F5AEG (F5AEG), J37LR (VE3EBN)

QSL managers

(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager


DATE          CALL         DXNL

NOW  -Dec04   4U1ITU       1371
28Jan-15Feb   4V200YH      1372 *
09Jan-08Apr   6W/LX1DA     1370
20Jan-???     9Q0AR        1371
26Jan-14Feb   9Y4/DJ8OT..  1372 *
20Jan-04Feb   A35RE        1371
26Jan-29Feb   AY1ZA        1372 *
16Jan-30Jan   C56/G0VUH    1371
20Jan-25Jan   CA5UBP       1372 *
NOW  -24Feb   CE9R         1371
NOW  -2004    D2CR         1339
NOW  -Jan04   DP1POL       1370
14Jan-13Feb   FG/F6FXS     1370
17Jan-31Jan   G4RCG/HI9    1371
22Jan-28Jan   HC1MD        1372 *
NOW  -Dec04   HF0QF..      1372 *

NOW  -Feb04   IA0PS        1369
29Jan-06Feb   J3/AA1M..    1372 *
NOW  -Mar04   JR1EEU       1368
NOW   Jun04   JW5RIA       1366
20Nov-25Jan   KC4/WA1O     1366
20Jan-28Jan   KG4AS        1371
17Jan-31Jan   KI7VR/HI9    1371
NOW           KP2/K2ZZ     1372 *
NOW  -Mar05   LU3DO/Z      1371
22Jan-25Jan   LU4DXU/mm    1372 *
24Jan-25Jan   LX7I         1372 *
15Nov-28Feb   LZ0A         1363

24Jan-25Jan   MD4K         1372 *
NOW  -Mar03   MM0XAU       1372 *
15Jan-Apr04   OA7/PA3GFE   1371
19Jan         PA/ON6UM..   1371
24Jan-18Feb   PJ6/PA0VDV   1372 *
21Jan-27Jan   PY0F/W5SJ    1372 *
27Jan-02Feb   T88AQ        1372 *
NOW  -Jul04   TA1/PA4WM    1370
16Jan-30Jan   TJ1GA        1372 *
NOW           TT8XZ        1370

10Jan-Feb04   V31GW/V31YN  1370
NOW  -Feb04   VK0DX        1369
18Dec-22Jan   VP8/LU4DXU   1370
NOW           VP8CMH/mm    1371
20Jan-???     VP8SGK       1371
NOW  -31Jan   XT2OP        1372 *
NOW  -Sep04   XU7ACI       1357
NOW  -Jun04   XU7ACW       1351
01Sep-Mar04   YA/JA1PBV    1355
NOW  -Aug04   YA1R         1356
NOW  -Mai04   YA8G         1370
NOW           YI9DAZ       1372 *
NOW  -Jul04   YI9ZF        1372 *
24Jan-25Jan   ZC4A         1372 *

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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