DX-NL 1276 January 10, 2002
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
ALGERIA, 7X Though Mirek, SP5IXI, is staying in Algeria since last week he will hit the airwaves not earlier than Jan 26. His length of stay and callsign are not known yet.
FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F, SA-003 Bill, W5SJ, plans to participate in the CQ WWDX 160m CW Contest in the end of January. More details will be published later.
GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND, ZF2, NA-016 Lou, KE1F, will be active as ZF2LM in CW/SSB and perhaps also RTTY on 10-160m from Jan 14-30. QSL via AF2C.
GUANTANAMO BAY, KG4, NA-015 Bill, W4WX, and Larry, W1LR, of the Florida DXpedition Group will work in CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31 on all HF bands and 6m from Jan 11-19. Their calls will be KG4DX and KG4LR. QSL via homecalls.
JOHNSTON ATOLL, KH3, OC-023 Bert, KX6RTG, will be on the air from Johnston from Jan 19-21. If this doesn't work out as it should he is going to activate American Samoa.
MARIANA ISLAND, KH0, OC-086 Especially for 160m enthusiasts Kazu, JA1RJU, is firing a kilowatt onto 1827.5 kHz signing KH2K/KH0 from Jan 10-15. Of course he is also QRV on the other HF bands and 6m. QSL via JA1RJU, bureau ok.
NAMIBIA, V5 Klaus, V5/DJ4SO, will operate from a guest farm near Windhoek between Jan 16 and Feb 6. He intends to work in CW/RTTY and little SSB on all bands from 160-10m and perhaps also 6m. QSL via bureau, direct or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org which will be answered via bureau then.
NEPAL, 9N Kazu, JA8MWU, is on a business trip in Nepal and operates as 9N7WU since Jan 2. He is expected to stay until Jan 12. However he will work on 40/80m during the nights in Nepal until the end of his stay. QSL via Kazunori Abe, 12-5-9 Kagura 7, Asahikawa, 070-8007, Japan.
NORTH CAICOS, VP5, NA-002 John,G4RCG, Ray,VK4BRC, and Bruce,KI7VR, are planning to hit the air- waves as VP5/homecalls between Jan 20 and Feb 2. Activities shall take place on 160-10m and also during the CQWW 160m CW Contest on Jan 25-27 QSL via homecalls.
NORTH KOREA, P5 Hrane, YT1AD, and Voja, YU7AV, received their licence for March 5! They intend to train 20 new North Korean radio amateurs during this time.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2, OC-034 After being away for one year Norm, KO4CB, returned to Ukarumpa and is now signing P29NB again. QSL direct to Norm Beasley, Box 437, Ukarumpa, EHP, 444, Papua New Guinea. IRCs are not accepted there!
POHNPEI, V6, OC-010 After staying on Palau Tony, K2NV, is now signing V63RF from Jan 18-22. Tony is working mostly CW but also some SSB and RTTY. Look for him at the lower band edges listening above his TX frequency. QSL via K2NV.
TAIWAN, BV, AS-020 David, BA4DW, is on a business trip in Taiwan from Jan 11-20 and plans to become QRV as guest operator of a local station. QSL via homecall.
Pohnpei Island is situated at 6 deg 59' North and 158 deg 21' East in the Western Pacific Ocean, West of the Marshall islands, 4000 km South of Hawaii and 3600 km North of Australia. Pohnpei in the past Ponape is one of four states (besides Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap) which constitute The Federated States of Micronesia.
Pohnpei is the biggest island and also the economical centre and seat of the government. It has the shape of a circus tent. In its centre there are some volcanoes, the Nahnalaud which is 790m high and most of the time hidden by clouds is the highest elevation of the federation. The whole island is covered with tropical rain forests.
Pohnpei was populated around 500 B.C. The oldest buildings are the huge ruins of Nan Madol built in the 13th century. The Spanish originally claimed the island from 1850-1899 and built the Spanish Wall. Then Germany gained control, but lost its claim after WW I to Japan leaving behind the German Mission Bell Tower in Kolonia and the two cemeteries where lie the remains of Germans and Pohnpeians from the Sokehs kingdom who died in a 1910 uprising against the German seamen.
Not everybody likes the so called Sakau, a local narcotic which is very similar to the kava in Fiji or Vanuatu. Sakau is made of roots of a pepper shrub pounded into a fibrous pulp which is dampened before being strained through the shredded hibiscus bark. It contains up to 14 naturally occurring painkillers which, unlike alcohol, sedate the drinker, making the ritual of consumption a quietly social act. Equally social is the group effort while making sakau and the formal rituals involved strongly reinforce both traditional values, and the bonds of community.
Amateur radio: prefix V6, IOTA reference OC-010, Time difference UTC +9hours
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
QSL direct: EX/K4ANA, EZ21A, H44RD (OC-047), J37BO (K4TLA),MD/N0KV (EU-116), N4CD/TI2, P29IO, VE8AP, VP5/N3MT, VY0/7K1WLE, ZF2AM, ZK1ETW
QSL bureau: 3A2MW, 8J1RL (JG3PLH), E20RWW (E21EIC), JW9GY (LA9GY), OH0CO (SM6CCO), SV9/OE2LCM/p, VP5/K5CM, YU8/9X0A (RW3AH)
DATE CALL DXNL Jan 18-Jan 26 3D2/VK2IR 1275 NOW -Apr 9 3W2XK 1273 Jan 3 -Jan 13 4T4I.. 1272 Jan 26-??? 7X/SP5IXI 1276 * Jan 6 -Jan 13 8Q7CG 1275 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 Jan 2 -Jan 12 9N7WU 1276 * Nov 15-Mar/2002 9U5D 1268 Jan 12-Jan 14 AA8LL/C6A.. 1274 Jan 11-Jan 20 BV/BA4DW 1276 * Jan 1 -Jan 10 C6AIE 1273 Dec 17-Dec 22 CE7HJO/8.. 1272 Jan 22-Feb 14 CT3FN 1275 Dec 22-Jan 15 DH3ZK 1274 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC.. 1275 Dec 21-Dec 22 E4/OE1GZA 1273 January 2002 EA5KB/p 1275 Dec 12-Dec 28 EM75W 1274 Jan 16-Feb 7 FG/F6FXS 1275 Jan 12-Jan 13 FY5KE 1274 NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 NOW -Mar/2002 KC4/N3SIG 1267 Jan 11-Jan 19 KG4DX.. 1276 * Jan 10-Jan 15 KH2K/AH0 1276 * Jan 19-Jan 21 KH3/KX6RTGF 1276 * NOW P29NB 1276 * NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271 Mar 5 -??? P5/YT1AD .. 1276 * NOW -Jan 11 S79LC 1275 Jan 12-Jan 15 T88ZZ 1275 Feb 4 -Feb 16 TI9M 1272 Jan 5 -Feb 5 V31YN 1275 Jan 16-Feb 6 V5/DJ4SO 1276 * Jan 18-Jan 22 V63RF 1276 * Nov 8 -Mar/2002 VK3FEI/p 1267 NOW -Jan 26 VK3TZ 1275 Jan 20-Feb 2 VP5/G4RCG 1276 * NOW -Jan 22 VU2BMS 1274 Jan 10-Jan 16 VU2HFR 1274, 1275 NOW -Dec 17 XU7ACB 1273 NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 Jan 14-Jan 30 ZF2LM 1276 * * = new .. = and other calls
Rolf, DL6ZFG, writes that he is not acting as a checkpoint and coordinator for the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) anymore. Since Jan 1, 2002 all requests should be sent directly to the RRC headquarters (RW3GW) in Lipetsk/Russia.
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