DX-NL 1244 - May 14, 2001
DX News Letter
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DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
AGALEGA ISLANDS, 3B6, AF-001 Due to a hurricane warning the DXpedition had to close down their activities earlier than planned on May 14.
BARBADOS, 8P, NA-021 Conny, DL1DA, is QRV in CW on 10-160m signing 8P9BK since May 12. He will stay until May 17. QSL via DL1DA.
CRETE ISLAND, SV9, EU-015 During his holiday DJ9HQ plans to activate a few small islands which he can reach with small boats from May 19-27. Transportation possibilities are sufficient for an operation of Elafonissi, Kalidon, Spinalonga and Dia Islands. They all count for the Greek Islands Award. His batteries supply power for about 4 hours operation in SSB and CW on 14-28 MHz. QSL via bureau.
DACHANGSHAN CHANGSHAN ISLAND, BA2, AS-new This island in the Liaoning Province East Group is activated for the first time by David, BA4DW/2, from May 17-22. He is operating in CW/SSB on 15/20/30m with 100 watts and dipole. QSL via BA4DW.
EYSTUROY ISLAND, OY Chris, G3WOS, will stay on this Faroe island between May 28 and June 8. Already on his trip there he will operate as /mm. His call is OY9UR.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0 Dennis, K7BV, will go to Fernando de Noronha from May 24 until June 1 to participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest. After the contest he will work in CW on 160-6m and skeds can be arranged via his pilot Rod, WC7N. An online logbook will be available at: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/PY0F/. QSL via KU9C.
FORT BRESCOU ISLAND, F, EU-148 The "Castres DX Gang" members F5AUB, F5BJW, F5BKB, F5CLO, F5DBX, F5JBR, F5OSN, F5RVI, F5UOE, F5VV, F5XX will sign F5XX/p from May 24-28. They will work in CW/SSB on 80-10m (also WARC) and during the WPX CW Contest they will sign TM5B. This island counts for several awards e.g. DIFM: ME001, World Light Houses Award: 0500, International Light Houses Society: FRA 015, French Forts and Castles Award: DFCF 34001. QSL via bureau or direct to F5XX.
GUINEA BISSAU, J5 Unfortunately I received the announcement too late for this DXNL that Baldur, DJ6SI, and friends hit the airwaves as J5X! QSL via DL1QW.
HAWAII, KH6, OC-019 Oliver, DH5PK, from Kauai is signing KH6/DH5PK on 10-40m from May 18-27. QSL via DH5PK.
JAMAICA, 6Y K2KW, KE7X, N6BT and N6XG will sign 6Y1A during the WPX Contest on May 26/27. From May 20-29 the operators will append /6Y5 to their calls and mostly they will be QRV on 6m and the WARC bands then. QSL for 6Y1A and K2KW/6Y5 via WA4WTG, all others via homecall. Check out their internet site http://www.k2kw.com.
LIGHTHOUSE NIECHORZE, SP Peter, SP5PB, is signing SP5PB/1 in CW/SSB from May 18-20. This QTH counts as SPL-13 for the SP Lighthouse Award. QSL via bureau.
MONGOLIA, JT Nicola, I0SNY, and Gianni, I8KGZ, (perhaps others too) intend to hit the airwaves as JT1Y on May 29. More information is not available yet.
MOZAMBIQUE, C9 Right now Joe, G3MRC, is QRV as C91MR/3 mostly on 24901 and 21052 kHz. The length of his stay is undefined. QSL via G3MRC.
OCRACOKE ISLAND, W, NA-067 Wade, KU4OJ, will activate this island in North Carolina during the US morning and evening between May 27 and Jun 2. The island has the USI reference number NC-001S. Wade prefers "real paper QSLs" which he will all answer by 100%.
SANTO STEFANO ISLAND, IB0, EU-045 IB0S will be active during the 2nd Friendship and Island Meeting from May 23-27. IIA reference LT-10. QSL via I0YKN.
SHIANT ISLANDS, GM, EU-112 Peter, GM3OFT, will be on the air between May 28 and June 6. It is possible that he will activate also other islands of the Outer Hebrides during this time. He also has a 3 day permission to visit Eilean Garbh.
SVETI ANDRIJA ISLAND, 9A, EU-016 Alfred, 9A5KV, Matija, 9A3VM, and Tom, 9A2AA, are QRV from May 18-20. The islands reference numbers are LH-388 for the World Lighthouse Award and CLH-143 for the Croatian Lighthouse Award. QSL via 9A5KV.
THASSOS, SV8, EU-174 Eddy, ON6HE, Dirk, ON5CT, and Frank, ON4AAC, will activate this island between May 27 and June 3. They will try to get a special callsign. QSL via bureau or direct to ON4AAC.
TIDORE ISLAND, YC8, OC-145 Joni, YC9WZJ, will be on the air as YC9WZJ/9 from May 22-25. More info is not available.
UMMANZ ISLAND, DL, EU-057 Rolf, DL6ZFG, is QRV on 10/15/20m from May 14-18/19. QSL via DL6ZFG.
Eysturoy is the second biggest island of the Faroe group. Its name means "East Island". It is 286 sqkm large and has about 10.000 inhabitants. Half of them lives in small but very beautiful cottages at the Skalafjord. The highest mountain is the Slaettaratindur (882m a.s.l.).
For tourists this island offers a lonesome landscape preserving the original nature with many trekking possibilities and several curiosities from the past. The man who is said to have settled on the island first was Grimur Kamban in 825. He founded the town Funningur which has one of those curiosities. About 3m off the coast there are a few big rocks which move with every little wave. It is said that these are pirate vessels which were transformed to rocks by witchcraft.
Amateur radio: This island belongs to Faroes, prefix OY.
Online logbooks of current DXpeditions
3B6RF http://www.Agalega2000.ch 3D2/Conway http://www.kragujevac.co.yu/3d2/ 3Y0C http://www.qsl.net/3y0c/ 5U2K, 5U3T, 5U5A http://digilander.iol.it/i2ysb/ 9M0M http://www.xcvr. com/9M0M/ A22DX http://www.qsl.net/zr1dq/ D68BT/D68WL http://www.qsl.net/ea3bt/ PW0S http://www.soutomaior.eti.br/mario/ T32RD http://www.qsl.net/okdxf/ VK0MM http://www.geocities.com/vk0ld/1.html YK9A http://www.qsl.net/k7ar/
DATE CALL DXNL NOW -May 5T5YD 1222, 1224 May 20-May 29 6Y1A.. 1244 * Apr 28-May 27 8J3EAG 1241 May 12-May 17 8P9BK 1244 * May 18-May 20 9A5KV/p.. 1244 * NOW -Jun 9Q5BQ 1242 May 17-May 22 BA4DW/2 1244 * Jun 9 -Jun 20 C9/JA.. 1230/1233 NOW C91MR/3 1244 * NOW -May 27 D70IAF 1241 May 4 -May 11 EM5QRP 1242 May 14-May 19 DL6ZFG/p 1244 * May 24-May 28 F5XX/p.. 1244 * Dec/00-Jul/2001 FO0CLA 1225, 1239 May 28-Jun 6 GM3OFT 1244 * 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 23-May 27 IB0S 1244 * Jun 1 -Jun 12 JA6GXK 1238 Sep/00-Aug/2001 JD1BCK 1224 May 29-Jun JT1Y 1244 * Nov 17-May/2001 JW3FL 1223 May 31-Jun 10 JW3OHA 1231 May 18-May 27 KH6/DH5PK 1244 * May 27-Jun 2 KU4OJ 1244 * May 19 KW4JS 1243 May 28-Jun 8 OY9UR 1244 * May 19-May 26 OZ/DL.. 1243 May 18-Aug 22 P29IO 1243 May 24-Jun 1 PY0F 1244 * May 18-May 20 SP5PB/1 1244 * May 27-Jun 3 SV8/ON.. 1244 * May 19-May 27 SV9/DJ9HQ 1244 * 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 Apr 25-Aug 14 VU/K4VUD 1241 May 22-May 25 YC9WZJ/9 1244 * 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
Editor's note: I need the announcements for an DXpedition at least 10 days before the expedition goes on air. The DX Newsletter has to be prepared, printed and mailed via different medias which takes some time. Thank you!
TNX: BA4DW, DE1MGL, DF5SX, DJ5AV, DJ9HQ, DK3FB, DL1SBF, DL2BQV,HP1AC,HB9EAA, JR3TVH, K7BV, NA9Q, ON1DRZ, ON4BAM, W3UR, 425 DX News, ARRL DX Bulletin, Crazy DX Group,F6AJA (Les Nouvelles DX),KB8NW (OPDX Bulletin),N4AA (QRZ DX), W3UR (Daily DX), Islands On The Web.