DX-NL 1239 - April 9, 2001
DX News Letter
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DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ENEWETAK ATOLL, V7, OC-087 Tom, K7ZZ (V73ZZ), Dave WW2AVG (V73UX), George AH8H (V73GT), and Jim, W7UG, are planning a trip to the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands from Apr 19-26. Their callsign may be V73E. Operation is planned in CW/ SSB/RTTY on 6-80m on the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via WF5T, buro ok.
ISCHIA ISLAND, IC8, EU-031 Berthold, DF5WA, will be on Ischia (IIA-Ref NA-001) from Apr 14-28. He will work mostly in CW at the lower band edges running an IC706 and wire antennas. QSL via DF5WA, bureau ok.
KORFU ISLAND, SV, EU-052 Matin, DL1IAQ, is now on the air from Korfu for the next 14 days. He is working mostly in CW on 10-30 (perhaps also 40/80m) signing SV8/DL1IAQ.
KUSTAVI ISLAND, OH, EU-096 Pekka, OH1LU, tries to visit this Finnish island from Apr 13-15. He may also visit Reposaari Island (EU-173) on Apr 15 or later.
KOH TARUTAO, AS-126 The IOTA DXpedition scheduled for April has been cancelled in the very last moment. Additional permissions are necessary and the team tries to get these in hand still bearing in mind to activate this island. A new date has not been announced yet.
MALDIVES, 8Q, AS-013 Armin, HB9JBN, is QRV on 10/15/20m signing 8Q7JB until Apr 19. QSL via HB9JBN.
MALPELO, HK0, SA-007 Jairo, HK5MQZ, and Hiro, HK5QGX, cancelled their DXpedition planned for this April. Since the ship had not enough passengers the trip didn't pay for the shipping company.
MANITOULIN ISLAND, VE3, ON-001 The Golden Horseshoe DX Association will hit the airwaves with several stations simultaneously from Apr 20-22. The callsign is not known yet.
MELLISH REEF, VK9M, OC-072 David, VK4ZEK, Alan, VK4BKM, Peter, VK4APG, and Harris, VK4CWT, will visit the reef from Apr 21-24. They will run a HF station and a 6m station signing VK9ML on these frequencies: CW: 3504, 7025, 14025, 21025,28025, 50105 kHz and SSB on 3799, 7085, 14195, 21295, 28480, 50145 kHz. Pilot station for Europe is Bill, G0VDE. Website: http://www.qsl.net/vk9ml/. QSL via VK4APG. This DXpedition shall serve as a preparation for a large scale activity planned for late 2k1/early 2k2.
MIDWAY ISLAND, KH4, OC-030 Hiro, JF1OCQ, intends to operate from Midway in CW (little RTTY) signing W1VX/KH4 from Apr 14-22. QSL via JF1OCQ, bureau or direct.
OLAND ISLANDS, SM7, EU-037 Frank, DL2SWW, and Ric, DL2VFR will visit this Swedish island after their Aland activity from Apr 21-28.
PAROS ISLAND, SV8, EU-067 Mike, HB9EBC, is active in CW/RTTY on 10-80m signing SV8/HB9EBC/p from Apr 12-23. QSL via HB9EBC.
SHOUWEN DUVILAND, PA, EU-146 Eric, F5SSM, is on the air again as PA/F5SSM from Apr 14-16.
SVALBARD, JW, EU-026 JW9XGA is QRV from Longyearbyen (JQ78TF) QRV from Apr 7-20. Find him on
TUBUAI, FO, OC-152 Alain, F2HE, is QRV as FO0CLA since Apr 7. He stays until Apr 27 and will then travel to Rurutu Island (OC-050).
WESTERN SAHARA, S0 Spanish radio amateurs flew to Western Sahara on Apr 11 to build up VHF stations for the local telecommunication. They will stay until Apr 16 and during their spare time they will to operate in SSB. Neither call nor QSL route are known yet.
The Enewetak-Atoll is located at 11° 30'N and 162° 20'E in the northwestern area of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. 40 small and sandy, only 6m high these islands make up a circle with a circumference of 80km around a lagoon with a diameter of 37km. Together with Bikini, Kwajalein and Rongelap Enewetak belongs to the Ralik chain, also known as the Sunset Islands.
In the 1944 US army captured this atoll from Japan, moved the inhabitants to Ujelang Island and built a naval base there. From 1948 to 1956 they made some nuclear tests there (like on Bikini) and in 1980 the inhabitants were allowed to return to their island after it has been "decontaminated".
The Marshall Islands became independent in 1986. Their official language is English besides the Micronesian tongues spoken also.
Amateur radio: prefix V7, DXCC: Marshall Islands (rank 73 on Germany's Most Wanted), IOTA: OC-087, UTC +12h, WAZ zone 31, ITU zone 65.
DATE CALL DXNL May 5 -May 21 3B6RF 1226, 1227 Apr 3 -Apr ?? 3V8DJ 1237 NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 NOW -Apr 19 8Q7JB 1239 * Jun 9 -Jun 20 C9/JA.. 1230/1233 Apr 2 -Apr 16 CT3AS 1237 Apr 6 -Apr 15 CW1D 1238 Apr 6 -Apr 15 E29AL 1237 Apr 9 -Apr 12 EK8ZZ 1238 Apr 14-Apr 21 F5SGI 1238 Dec/00-Jul/2001 FO0CLA 1225, 1239 * NOW -Apr ?? FO/DL7FT 1238 Mar 21-Apr ?? H40RW 1235 NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Jun 20-Jun/2001 HC4WW 1203 Apr 13-Apr 16 J28CDX 1238 Apr 10-Apr 20 JA6GXK 1238 May 1 -May 10 JA6GXK 1238 Jun 1 -Jun 12 JA6GXK 1238 Sep/00-Aug/2001 JD1BCK 1224 Apr 4 -Apr 16 JM1TUK/1 1238 Nov 17-May/2001 JW3FL 1223 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 Apr 7 -Apr 20 JW9XGA 1239 * Apr 13-Apr 17 KH0/JA3AOP 1238 Apr 14-Apr 22 W1VX/KH4 1239 * Apr 14-Apr 20 OH/DL.. 1238 Apr 13-Apr 15 OH1LU 1239 * Dec 2 -Apr P40MR 1226 Apr 14-Apr 16 PA/F5SSM 1239 * Apr 6 -Apr 19 S7 ?? 1237 Apr 1 -Apr 15 S79RN 1238 Apr 12-Apr 16 SM0DTK/1 1238 Apr 21-Apr 28 SM7/DL2.. 1239 * NOW -Apr SV8/DL1IAQ 1239 * Apr 12-Apr 23 SV8/HB9EBC 1239 * Apr 9 -Apr 24 V47CA 1237 Apr 10-Apr 20 V51/ZS4NS 1238 Apr 19-Apr 26 V73E 1239 * Apr 21-Apr 24 VK9ML 1339 * NOW -Apr VP8ROT 1236 Mar 30-Apr 12 ZD7K 1238 Apr 1 -Apr 15 ZY0SAT 1237 * = new ...= and other calls
QSL direct: SV8/IZ7ATN/p (EU-174), SV9/IW0FQZ/p (EU-187), SW1OF,TE8CI,TZ6DX, UA0FB, UA0ZY/p (AS-142), UE0XZZ (AS-064), UE6AAA (EU-185),UK8IZ, UK8OM, V51GB, V73ZZ, VB2R, VE8YEV/VY1 (NA-193), VU2HFR (AS-153), V8A, XW3ZNR, YN6HM, ZK1FGV (OC-013), ZK1LPN, ZK1NJC, ZK1SCQ, ZK1SHJ, ZK1VVV, ZK1XXC (OC-082), ZK1YRE (OC-159), ZK2VF, ZL3CW, ZL4IR/7, ZM1A, ZM8CW, ZS6AVP, ZV3F
QSL bureau: CU8/DL8AAV/p (EU-089),E21LLR,E4/OK1FHI,E41/OK1DTP,ER4DX (UT7ND), F5PAC (EU-032), F9IE/p (EU-068), FG/DL9YBY, FK8GJ (F6CXJ), FK8VHY (F8CMT), FM/F5LGQ (F5JOT), HI9/DK8YY, HL0C, J5Z (DJ9ZB), J6DX, J79SH, JD1BIA, JW/DJ3KR,KG4KO,KH0/JK3HLP,KH2/K4ANA (W2PS), KH2K/AH0 (JA1RJU), KH4/NZ7Q, M2000A, OH0/N4GN, OH0PA (OH1PA), OJ0/N4GN, OJ0/SM0NJO (EU-053), OD5RAL (AS-108), OX3LX (OZ1PIF), P29VR (W7LFA), P43P (I2MQP), PJ9B, PP1/PY1NEZ, PY0FZM, PZ5JR, RM0F (AS-018), S79MX
QSL routes of stations active during CQ WPX SSB Contest were collected by EA5EYJ and put online at: http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj/wpxssb01.htm.
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