DX-NL 1290 April 25, 2002
DX News Letter
a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
AFGHANISTAN, YA Mark, VK4KMT, stays in Mazar-e-Sharif for the next three months. Which callsign he will use for his amateur radio operations has not been determined yet. It is said that only ON4WW, S53R and SM7PKK are allowed to operate as YA5T.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0, EU-002 Alpo, OH3TM, plans to be QRV mostly in CW on the WARC bands during his holiday from Apr 21-27.
AUSTRIA, OE Radio Austria International (ROI) will be on the air as OE1M during the International Marconi Day (April 27). The frequencies will then be announced on their internet page http://roi.orf.at/intermedia/.
BAILEY ISLAND, W1, NA-137 Andy, KB1BEE, and Bob, WW1V, will be active in SSB on the usual IOTA frequencies from May 3-5.
CALAMIAN ISLANDS, DU1, OC-090 Gerard, F2JD/G0SHN, and Yannick, F6FYD, will be on the air as DU1/G0SHN running 100 watts in CW and SSB from Apr 26-29. QSL via F6AJA.
EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6 Tada, 9M6/JA1WPX will be QRV in CW/SSB/RTTY on 6-40m from Apr 28-May 3.
ETHIOPIA, ET ET3PMW is put on the air by Paul Wyse (ex 5X4F and 5Z4FO) until June.
FIJI, 3D2 Brian, N6IZ, is QRV on 10, 15, 20 and 40m signing 3D2IZ until Apr 26.
GORGONA ISLAND, IA, EU-028 IA5G will be activated by seven operators on the weekend of May 4/5.
GUADELOUPE, FG, NA-107 Michel, FG/F5IN, will be active in CW from May 1-10. QSL via F5IN.
IRAN, EP Hessam, EP3DX, is a new radio amateur in Iran. Several times he has been spotted on 14214 kHz around 1330 UTC.
KORCULA ISLAND, 9A, EU-016 Sylvain, 9A/F5TLN, will visit this island on the weekend of May 4/5.
NEPAL, 9N Kaz, JA8MWU, is planning to travel to Kathmandu from Apr 29 till May 3. He hopes to hit the airwaves as 9N7WU in SSB on 6/10/12/15/17/20m. QSL via JA8MWU.
NORTH COOK, ZK1/n Udo, DL9HCU is on the air as ZK1HCC. More information is not available.
OGASAWARA ISLAND, JD1, AS-031 Yone, JM3FVL/JD1, Naga, JE5DTS/JD1, Hide, JG4LSR/JD1 and Yuzo, JL4CVB/JD1, will be QRV from Chichi-jima from Apr 28-May 4. They will work with only 50 watts in SSB/CW/PSK31/RTTY on 6-80m. QSLs via bureau. --- Tack, JD1BKQ, and Nori, JA1OZK, will activate the clubstation JD1YBO in Apli in CW/SSB/RTTY from May 1-5.The QSL info will be announced later. --- Kimura, JR3PZW, is also planning a trip to this island group. He also intends to operate as JD1YBO in CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands from May 1-5.
OKINAWA ISLAND, JA6, AS-017 Shigeru, JI3CEY/6, plans to be active in CW/SSB on 6/10/12/17/20/40m from Apr 27-30. QSL via bureau, please send no direct QSLs!
Okinawa is situated at 26 deg 19'North and 127 deg 31'South between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is the main island of the Okinawa Group which forms together with the Satsun Group the so called Ryukyu Group (also called Nansei Shoto) with more than 70 islands. The Ryukyu Group is spreading over 1300 km from the southern tip of Japan to Taiwan. The climate is subtropical with almost constant 21-25 degrees centigrade resulting from the numerous daily rainfalls. The monsoon time is in September and October with frequent typhoons.
The suburb Shuri of the capital Naha (nowadays about 300.000 inhabitants) was residencial city of the Kingdom Ryukyu from 1429 until 1879. Even today one can visit the well conserved Shurimon Gate of the palace. The islands belonged to Japan until World War 2 when Okinawa fell to the United States until 1972. Today the islands are a part of Japan again.
The complete west coast was declared a national park because of its nice sandy beaches. Tourist destinations are the caves, the remarkable Himeyuri cacti park with 1000 year old plants, the swimming city Aquapolis and the former headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Navy (a war memorial today). In the town of Okinawa one gets the impression to be in the United States which are running a large military base around the airport Kadena.
Amateur radio: Okinawa belongs to Japan. It was an own DXCC entity called the Ryukyu Islands (JR6, KA6, KR6, KR8) until May 14, 1972. Prefix now: JA6, CQ zone 25, ITU zone 45, IOTA: AS-017, Time difference: UTC +9h
QSL direct: 3B8CF, 3B8GL, 3W7CW, 4L5O, 4N1KT, 4X4BO, 4X4NJ, 5R8GZ, 5U9C, 5W0VK, 8Q7CG (AF-013), A35VK, C6AMM, C98RF (AF-061), CE9/R1ANF, CU1CB, CU3AN, E20KIR, EP3PMW, ES5RW, EU3AR, EY90MT, FG5DH,FK8GM, FO/SP9FIH (OC-027), FO0FRY, HA0HW, HI3CVV, HK4GQX, HR4/TI5KD, IM0/IS0KEB, IU0M, J6/G3TBK, JW5X (LA9DL), JX7DFA,JY9NX (JH7FQK), KL1V, LU1ZA, OA4BRU, OD5/OK1MU, OM5DP, P40V, PJ2/NW0L, PQ7BZ, PT7BZ, PT7BZ/PY6, PV7BZ, RA0FU, TE8CH, TK5MH, TK5NJ, UU2JZ, V26DX, V51/SP6IXF, V51HK, VO1S, VP5WW, VP8CKN, VU2KFR (AS-153), VU2RDJ/P (AS-161), W5AA/TI8, VY0/7N2FGG (NA-009), YM0KA, YM21TA, YM75TA, YN1KD, ZS2ABZ
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
Cecil, NW8F, is closing the logs of 9L1MG, 9L1PG, J5UAI and TI1US in the end of the year 2002.
The address of the OKDXF is printed wrong again and again. The correct address is:
OKDXF PO Box 73 CZ-293 06, Bradlec Czech Republic
DATE CALL DXNL NOW -Apr 26 3D2IZ 1290 * May 1 -May 3 3DA0LJ 1290 * Apr 25-Apr 26 8R1RPN 1289 April 9L1JT 1288 Apr 28-May 3 9M6/JA1WPX 1290 * Apr 29-May 3 9N7WU 1290 * NOW A35RK 1289 Apr 15-Apr 29 C56JJ 1288 NOW CN2PM 1289 NOW -Apr 28 7Q7HB 1285 NOW -Apr/2002 7Z1AC 1283 NOW -Sep/2002 9L1BTB 1268 NOW -2004 D2U 1282 May 31-Jun 30 DT0FWC .. 1275 Apr 26-Apr 29 DU1/G0SHN 1290 * NOW EP3DX 1290 * NOW -Jun/2002 ET3PMW 1290 * Apr 17-May 16 FG/F6FXS 1288 NOW -2002 HF0POL 1271 Jan 1 -May 30 HL17FWC 1275 May 4 -May 5 IA5G 1290 * Apr 28-Apr 5 JD1- 1290 * Apr 27-Apr 30 JI3CEY/6 1290 * Apr 27-May 2 JR3TVH/6 1289 NOW -Apr/2002 JX7DFA 1266 Apr 27-May/2002 K7ASU/KH9 1289 Apr 29-May 10 KH1/YT1AD 1289 NOW -Jun/2002 OD5/IW0GXY 1287 Apr 27 OE1M 1290 * Apr 21-Apr 27 OH0/OH3TM 1290 * Apr 23-May 8 OX/OZ1EQZ 1289 NOW -Apr/2002 P43MR 1274 NOW -2002 P5/4L4FN 1270, 1271, 1280 April R0POL 1288 NOW -Jul/2002 S21/OK1FWC 1287 Mar 25-Apr/2002 S79MX 1286 NOW -May/2002 T9/F5LPY 1287 Apr 20-Apr 27 TK7I 1289 NOW -Dec/2002 TT8DX 1283 NOW -Dec/2002 VK0MQI 1287 April VQ9J 1288 NOW -Jul 31 XW3QBR 1286 Apr 24-May 4 XW3ZNR 1289 NOW YA/VK4KMT 1290 * NOW -Sep/2002 ZC4BS 1260 NOW ZK1HCC 1290 * * = new .. = and other calls
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