DX News Letter 1379
March 11, 2004

DX-NL 1379 March 11, 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, OC-142 Members of the "Lockyer Valley Radio Club" will be active as VK4FRI from Fraser Island (OC-142) working in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK/SSTV on all bands from Mar 15-19. Unfortunately QSL only direct via PO Box 101, Laidley, QLD 4341, Australia.

BELIZE, V3 Don, N5DD, Amy, KC5DJI, James, AG5TX, and Renee, KD5YCG, are QRV from the Palcencia peninsula in the south of Belize from Mar 13-20. V31AD is QRV in SSB/RTTY/PSK mainly on 12/17/80/40m (perhaps also on 160/6m). More details can be found online at: http://www.dxpileup.net. QSL via N5DD.

CANADA, VE VB5C is hitting the airwaves in SSB on 20/17/15/12/10m to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the "Canadian Curling Brier" from Mar 1-30. QSL via VA5DX.

CHILE, CE Fred, HB9AAQ, Gusti, HB9AZA, and Andy, HB9JOE, are planning an activity from the CE8 region from Mar 12-16. They plan to work in SSB/CW/PSK31 on 80-10m and also to visit an IOTA island. QSL via homecalls.

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, R1F, EU-019 Members of the Moscow Contest Club (RD3AF, RN3AZ, RU3AV, RZ3DU, UA3DX and UA3AKO) will sign R1FJ from Mar 17-25. They are working in CW/SSB/ RTTY on the usual DX frequencies. They also plan to take part in the Russian DX Contest on Mar 20/21. QSL via DL6ZFG or UA3AKO.

GERMANY, DL, EU-128 Andy, DL4OK, is spending his holidays in a former appartment of a lighthouse keeper in Staberhuk on Fehmarn. Look for him in CW/SSB mainly on 20/40m during the morning and evening hours. QSL via bureau. IOTA: EU-128, GIA: O-01, lighthouse number: FED-226

ITALY, I, EU-031 Gaetano, I8IHG, Nello, IK8HVJ, Salvatore, IK8NTN, Achille, IZ8CKS, Luigi, IZ8ENR, and Andrea, IK8GDA, are signing IC8/... only in SSB on 80-6m from Vivara Island (EU-031) on Mar 13. QSL via homecalls.

MAURITIUS, 3B8, AF-049 While being underway to Rodrigues Island Jun, OE1ZKC/JH4RHF, is hitting the airwaves from Mauritius from Mar 14-16. He will announce the call on air. He will work in SSB/CW/RTTY/SSTV on 10-40m from the shack of Jacky, 3B8CF. QSL via OE1ZKC.

NAURU, C2, OC-031 Before arriving in Kiribati Rolf, DK2ZF, is hitting the airwaves as C21ZF from Nauru. Look for him in CW on 40/30/20m (perhaps also on 80/160m) from Mar 9-15.

RODRIGUES ISLAND, 3B9, AF-017 The Five Star DX Association is conducting a large scale DXpedition to Rodrigues Island between Mar 16 and Apr 12. DL7AKC (Jens), EI5DI (Paul), F5VHN (Robert), G0MRF (Dave), G0OPB (Tony), G3BJ (Don), G3NUG (Neville), G3IZD (Ivan), G3NHL (Chris), G3RAU (Derek), G3SED (Mike), G3WGV (John), G3WKL (John), G3XTT (Don), G4JKS (Hilary), G4FRE/WW2R (Dave), G4KIU (Nigel), G4TSH (Justin), G4VXE (Tim), GU4YOX (Bob), JA1RJU (Kazu), JH4RHF (Jun), KF7E (Jim), M0DXR (Mark), M0GMT (Daniel), N7CQQ (John), NK7C (Pat) and W3EF (Maury) will hit the airwaves as 3B9C with several stations in different modes on all bands.

SAN ANDRES Y PROVIDENCIA ISLAND, HK0/sa, NA-049 Gerd, DL7VOG, will become QRV again as HK0GU between Mar 18 and Apr 5. The exact schedule depends on the available flights. He will work with 100 watts and a vertical in CW/RTTY (SSB only if necessary) on 80-6m. QSL via bureau. More information is available on his website: http://www.qsl.net/hk0gu

SAN MARINO, T7 William, N2WB, and Bill, W4WX, both members of the Florida DXpedition Group will stay in San Marino from Mar 16-22. They are working at the clubstation T70A.

SWAZILAND, 3DA Charles, K5LBU (3DA0CF), Chuck, W4GMY (3DA0CG), Don, W0DM (3DA0DM), Andre, ZS6WPX (3DA0WPX), and Paul, N0AH (3DA0AX), will show up on all bands from Mar 12-16. The emphasis will be put on the lowbands. QSLs via homecalls. Check their website at: http://www.dxsafari.com

TONGA, A3, OC-049 The three German HAMs Mathias, A35DJ (DJ2HD), Wolfgang, A35DH (DH3WO), and Christoph, A35DA (DL5DAN), will visit Fafa Island (OC-049) between Mar 15 and Apr 12. QSLs via homecalls. They are also opting for a special callsign. Their next stop will be the Northern island of New Zealand where they will activate a few lighthouses.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2, NA 106 Harry, KP2/W6DXO, will be QRV in SSB/PSK on 17/12/10m from Mar 14-19. QSL via homecall.

VIETNAM, XV JP3AZA and JA9BV are signing XV3AZA and XV3BV in SSB/CW on 15-80m (no WARC bands) from Mar 6-14. QSL via bureau.

WESTERN KIRIBATI, T30, OC-017 Rolf, DK2ZF, is momentarily signing T30ZF in CW from Mar 15-30. He prefers to work on 40/30/20m but will also try to activate 80/160m with an antenna attached to a kite.

WESTERN MALAYSIA, 9M2, AS-074 9M2/G3TMA plans to activate Pulau Ketam (AS-074) mainly in CW on Mar 13/14. QSL via Ian Buffham, Bekay Court, Lorong Enau, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

QSL Info

QSL managers

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


DATE         CALL         DXNL

14Mar-16Mar  3B8/OE1ZKC   1379 *
16Mar-12Apr  3B9C         1379 *
12Mar-16Mar  3DA0CF..     1379 *
NOW  -Dec04  4U1ITU       1371
06Mar-13Mar  5V7C         1378
09Jan-08Apr  6W/LX1DA     1370
28Feb-14Mar  6Y5/WN9O..   1377
11Feb-11Mar  8P9NX        1375
04Mar-20Mar  8Q7BA        1377
01Mar-31Apr  9A80Z        1377
13Mar-14Mar  9M2/G3TMA    1379 *
NOW  -17Mar  9U5M         1377

15Mar-12Apr  A35DJ..      1379 *
NOW  -31Mar  AT0D..       1373
11Mar-15Mar  BV9O         1378
09Mar-15Mar  C21ZF        1379 *
12Mar-16Mar  CE8/HB9AAQ.. 1379 *
24Feb-30Mar  CN2R         1376
04Mar-18Mar  CT3/DL3KWR.  1377
NOW  -2004   D2CR         1339
18Mar-25Mar  DL4OK        1379 *
25Feb-26Mar  EA6/DL6KAC   1378
01Mar-12Mar  F5IYU        1377
NOW  -Apr04  H44MS        1373
NOW  -Dec04  HF0QF..      1372
18Mar-05Apr  HK0GU        1379 *

13Mar        IC8/I8IHG..  1379 *
NOW  -Mar04  JR1EEU       1368
NOW   Jun04  JW5RIA       1366
04Mar-09Mar  K1NU/KH6     1377
14Mar-19Mar  KP2/W6DXO    1379 *
NOW  -Mar05  LU3DO/Z      1371
NOW  -31Dec  LZ35ZF       1374
10Mar-22Mar  M0CNP/VP9    1378
10Mar-17Mar  MJ/K8PT      1378
NOW  -Mar03  MM0XAU       1372
15Jan-Apr04  OA7/PA3GFE   1371
NOW  -Dec04  OX2KANN      1375
01Mar-30Mar  P40A         1377
11Mar-18Mar  PA3GIO/HI9   1378
18Feb-18Mar  PJ5NA        1375
15Feb-21Mar  PJ7/W8EB     1375

17Mar-25Mar  R1FJ         1379 *
15Mar-30Mar  T30ZF        1379 *
16Mar-22Mar  T70A         1379 *
NOW  -06Aug  T98FKN       1377
07Mar-14Mar  TA/DL3NBL    1378
13Mar-20Mar  V31AD        1379 *
25Feb-15Mar  V51/DJ4SO    1376
NOW  -15Apr  V51/DL5XL    1376
08Mar-15Mar  V8JIM..      1378
01Mar-15Mar  VK9NS        1377
24Feb-17Mar  VP5B         1376

NOW  -Sep04  XU7ACI       1357
NOW   Jun04  XU7ACW       1351
01Mar-12Mar  XU7TZG       1377
01Mar-12Mar  XU7AJV       1377
27Feb-19Mar  YA/DL2JRM    1377
01Sep-Mar04  YA/JA1PBV    1355
NOW  -Aug04  YA1R         1356
NOW  -May04  YA8G         1370
NOW  -Jul04  YI9GS        1378
NOW  -30Mar  YI9NVK       1376
NOW  -Jan05  YI9RVT       1377
NOW  -Jul04  YI9ZF        1372
NOW  -May05  YU8/IN3IZT   1378
Mar04        YV0/YV1DIG   1377
06Mar-14Mar  XV3AZA       1379 *
NOW  -15May  ZS10RSA      1377

 * = new
.. = and other calls

Editor's Note:

There will be no DX Newsletter next week. This weekend I am attending the annual meeting of the DARC Committee for DX and HF Contesting and some obligations at my company make it impossible to prepare a bulletin for the next week. The next DX Newsletter will be published on Mar 25, 2004.

Vy 73 Karlfried, DL1EK

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