DX-NL 1243 - May 7, 2001
DX News Letter
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DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
CATALINA ISLAND, W6 N6UB/p will be the call of the United Radio Amateur Club active from May 11-14. The operators Neal, N6NW, Martin, N6UB, and Dale, W7IXL, will show up in SSB/CW/PSK31 on 10-40m. QSL via N6UB, direct only!
CHAD, TT Eric, F5JKK, will hit the airwaves for four months during the 2nd or 3rd week of May. He tries to obtain his old callsign TT8JE again. He will work in CW/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV on HF (mainly 10/12/17/30m) and 50 MHz where he will also run a 25 watts beacon on 50.096 MHz. QSL via F6FNU.
CUBA, CO, NA-086 The Radio Club Las Tunas will sign T48K during the WPX CW Contest. Op's will be Raul, CO8ZZ, Doug, CO8DM, and Josue, CO8JY. QSLs via bureau or direct to DK1WI or DL9US.
ELBA ISLAND, IA5, EU-028 Jean-Pierre, ON4BBA, and 7 other amateurs of the DST Amateur Radio Club will sign IA5/homecall from Elba mostly in SSB from May 12-19. They plan to operate on VHF also, skeds can be arranged via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. QSL via bureau to ON4DST.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8, SA-002 Gav, GM0GAV, Rob, GM3YTS, Tom, GM4FDM, and Jack, GM4COX, of the GM DX Group are signing VP8SDX until May 10. Frequencies and modes are:
CW: 1823.5, 3503, 7003, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893,28023 kHz; SSB: 1843, 3793, 7053, 14193, 18123, 21263, 24923, 28493 kHz; RTTY: 14083, 21083, 28083 kHz and PSK-31 on 14069 kHz.
Check their online log at: http://www.hfdx.co.uk/vp8sdx/logsearch.html.
FRANCE, F TM0AR is the special event call during the International Festival of Art and Technology from May 15-27. Operation takes place on 10-40m.
GALAPAGOS, HC8, SA-004 HC8N will participate in the multi/multi class of the upcoming WPX CW Contest activated by K5PI, K6TA, K6KO, N0JK, N5KO and W6OAT. QSL via AA5BT, direct only again?
LANGELAND ISLAND, OZ, EU-172 DARC OV X36 Bad Salzungen members DL1AZZ, DL4AMK, DL5ASE, DL3ARK, DH8WW, DL1AQU and DL1AQV are conducting an IOTA Expedition as OZ/homecall from QTH DIA: FY-019 (Danish Island Award) from May 19-26. They are running four radios with two amps in SSB/CW/RTTY on 80-6m (including WARC). QSL via DARC to their homecalls or direct.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2 Ron, VK3IO, wrote he will be on air as P29IO between May 18 and Aug 22. QSL via VK3IO.
RAROTONGA, ZK1, OC-013 Carsten, DL1EFD, will operate as ZK1EFD running 100 watts with vertical and wires from 80-10m mostly in CW 8 kHz from band edges from May 16-29 He plans also to participate on the CQWW WPX CW Contest. QSL via DL1EFD, bureau ok.
ISLAND DE SACRIFICIOS, XE2, NA-new Victor, XE1UQZ, is signing XE2UOX in CW/SSB on the classic HF bands from May 11-15. He had not sufficient paperwork for his first time activity in Oct 2000 but now he hopes to have it all to apply for a new IOTA number. QSL via XE1UQZ.
THIEF NECK ISLAND, W4 KW4JS will hit the airwaves from this little island in the Tennessee river (USI reference TN-007) on May 19. The Roane County Amateur Club will be QRV on 10 to 20m.
TORCELLO ISLAND, I3, EU-131, IIA E-11 The annual meeting of the Crazy DX Group takes place on this island in the Venezian lagoon on May 19/20. The call of the special event station is not known yet.
TROUGHTON ISLAND, OC-154 Dan, VK8AN, is active again from May 9-22. Every time he goes to the island he carries another piece of equipment there. QSL via VK4AAR, direct only.
WOLIN ISLAND, SP, EU-132 Helmut, DL7VO, is QRV mainly in CW on all HF bands from May 3-15. QSL via DL7VOX, bureau ok.
The island group Islas Scarificios is situated at 19°12'North and 96°05'West in the Mexican Gulf off the coast of Veracruz. It consists of the islands, reefs and rocks Arrecife Anegada, Isla de la Adentro, Arrecife Blanquilla, Arrecife Pajaros, Arrecife de la Gallega, Arrecife Galleguilla, Isla Verde and Isla Hormos. The original Isla de Scrificios is a small sandbank with a lighthouse and a base of the coastguard.
This is said to be the island on which Hernando Cortes landed in 1519 before he started for Technochtitlan. This are belonged to the empire of Montezuma. They found stone altars on which humans were sacrificed only a short time before they landed on the island. That is where the name Isla de Sacrificios comes from.
Amateur radio: This island belongs to Mexico, prefix XE. The first activity was by XF2NVA on June 6-8, 1997 (HAM-EA-Info DX) while most sources say the first DXpedition to this island was done by Jose Levy, CE1J, as XF2UQZ from Oct 11-13, 2000.
QSL direct: RI1POM (EU-068), SV5/DL8DZV, SV5/HA6NL/P, SV8/DJ4PI/p (EU-174), SV8/IZ7ATN/p (EU-174), T20CK, TK/HB9ASP/p, V31YN (DJ4KW), V73GJ, VQ9GB (K7GB), VY0DO, YC4FIJ (OC-144), Z32XX, ZD9/ZS1B (AF-030), ZF2LM, ZK1CG, ZL/SM3TLG (OC-201), ZS7B (after 28 months)
QSL bureau: R2/DK4SVW, XW8KPL/CSN (JR2KDN), XX9TDX (SM0GNU),ZK1AXU (PA3AXU), ZV0W (SA-026), PP5WG
DATE CALL DXNL May 5 -May 19 3B6RF 1226, 1227, 1241 NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 Apr 28-May 27 8J3EAG 1241 NOW -Jun 9Q5BQ 1242 Jun 9 -Jun 20 C9/JA.. 1230/1233 NOW -May 15 CQ3E 1242 NOW -May 27 D70IAF 1241 May 4 -May 11 EM5QRP 1242 Dec/00-Jul/2001 FO0CLA 1225, 1239 May 1 -May 12 HC2/UA4WAE 1242 NOW -2001 HC2BEV.. 1228 Jun 20-Jun/2001 HC4WW 1203 May HC8N 1243 * Apr 25-Aug 14 HS0ZCW 1241 May 19-May 20 I3.. 1243 * May 12-May 19 IA5/ON.. 1243 * Jun 1 -Jun 12 JA6GXK 1238 Sep/00-Aug/2001 JD1BCK 1224 Nov 17-May/2001 JW3FL 1223 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 May 19 KW4JS 1243 * May 11-May 14 N6UB/p 1243 * May 19-May 26 OZ/DL.. 1243 * May 18-Aug 22 P29IO 1243 * May 3 -May 15 SP/DL7VOX 1243 * May 7 -May 22 SV9/PA9JJ 1242 May T48K 1243 * May 15-May 27 TM0AR 1243 * May -Sep TT8JE 1243 * May 10-May 16 V47UY 1242 May 8 -May 22 VK8AN 1243 * NOW -May 10 VP8SDX 1243 * Apr 25-Aug 14 VU/K4VUD 1241 May 7 -May 14 W4WX/C6A 1242 May 11-May 15 XE2UOX 1243 * NOW -Jun ZA1/IK7VJP 1240 May 16-May 29 ZK1EFD 1243 * Apr 28-May 18 ZK1NDS.. 1241 NOW -May? ZL7IR 1241 * = new ...= and other calls
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