DX-NL 1298 June 20, 2002
DX News Letter
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DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"
Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
AMSTERDAM ISLAND, FT/Z, AF-002 Caroline, F4DOT, is underway onboard a fishing boat from Reunion and plans to land on Amsterdam Island by the end of the month. She will work mainly on 6m. Her length of stay and callsign are still unknown.
ANTARCTICA, VP8/a Hiro, JH7JCX, belongs to the team which will stay at the scientific base Syowa during the Antarctic winter. He is on the air as 8J1RL. A good chance to find him is the Antarctic round on 21275kHz on mondays.
CHINA, BY Jean-Michel, F6AJA, will stay in Nanjing between Jun 26 and Jul 1. He will hit the airwaves with the rather unusual callsign F6AJA/BY4RSA or F6AJA/BY4WNG.
CORSICA, TK, EU-014 Isabelle, TK/F5BOY/m, is QRV on 10/15/17/20m until Jun 24.
EGYPT, SU Bob, K4RB, is momentarily staying in Cairo and received the callsign SU9US. QSL via K4DX, direct ONLY.
GUERNSEY, GU, EU-114 Terry, GU3MHV, and Mady, GU4WHV (KP3YL), are active in CW/SSB on 10/15/ 20/40m from Jun 17-25. QSLs for both calls via KP3YL.
GUINEA, 3X Baldur, DJ6SI, and Tom, DL1QW, are staying in Conakry since Jun 12. They are on the air as 3XA8DX in CW (DJ6SI), SSB and RTTY (DL1QW) on 6-160m until Jun 24. QSLs: CW via DJ6SI, SSB and RTTY via DL1QW.
ITALY, I IQ9YL is active during the "International YL Meeting" in Palermo from Jun 18-26. --- Antonello, IB0/IK2DUW, is on the air from Santo Stefano Island (EU-045) in CW/SSB/RTTY on HF and 6m from Jun 19-29.
LAOS, XW Champ, E21EIC, is signing XW1IC from Jun 19-29. He is working in CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-10m (also WARC bands). QSL via E21EIC, bureau ok.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, W1, NA-046 Howie, K1VSJ, is QRV in CW/SSB on 10-80m until Sep 1.
OCEAN ISLE BEACH, W5, NA-112 Steve, AK0M, will visit this island off the shore of North Carolina from Jun 23-28. He intends to work in CW/SSB on 6-20m. The USI reference is NC-011S.
ORKNEY ISLANDS, GM, EU-009 Peter, GM3OFT, will hit the airwaves from several islands in this group between Jun 26 and Jul 10.
REVILLA GIGEDO, XF4 Ramon, XE1KK, was very busy planning and announcing a DXpedition to Socorro Island for the end of this year. This DXpedition has been cancelled now.
SOUTH KOREA, HL DS4DRE/4 will be active in CW/SSB on 10-40m from Pogil Island (AS-085) from Jun 23-25.
SPAIN, EA To mark the "Rotary International Convention" in Barcelona the special event station EG3RIC is QRV on 14293 and 21403 kHz from Jun 22-27. Operators are EA5GSU, EA5ALK, CT/AD6XX, G4HMG, G3LUW, G0JWE, M0BDI and LA5HE. QSL via EA5GSU, bureau ok.
ST PAUL ISLAND, CY9 VE1AAO, VE9DH, W7XU, N0QJM, W0SD, WV2B and W0OE will stay on this island between Jun 29 and Jul 8. They plan to operate in RTTY on 7080, 10115, 14080, 18080, 21080, 24908 and 28080 kHz, in SSB on 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz and last not least in CW on 7005, 10105, 14020, 18100, 21020, 24900 and 28020 kHz. QSL via W7XU.
ST MAARTEN, PJ7 Andy, WA6WXD, is planning to become QRV on 10/15/17/20m from Jun 22-29.
SWEDEN, SM Kjell, SM4DDS, is activating the station of 8S4C/5 on Stora Alo Island (EU-177) from Jun 26 until Jul 6. He will operate in CW/SSB on 10-40m. QSL via bureau.
TROMELIN ISLAND, FR/T Jacques, FR5ZU, travelled to Tromelin and is QRV during his spare time.
WAKE ISLAND, KH9 Bruce, AC4G/KH9, is expected to show up during the next days. He will operate in CW and SSB on all bands.
Amsterdam Island is situated at 37 deg 50' South and 77 deg 30' East in the Indian Ocean (about 3000 km away from Africa, Australia and Antarctica). This island is of volcanic origin, about 9km long, 7.5km wide and measures approximately 55 sqkm in size. The coastline is mostly very steep and about 400-700m high in the West. Highest elevation is the Mont de la Dives (881m) which extincted a long time ago like the other volcanoes Le Fernand (741m), Le Grand Balcon (616m) and Le Pignon (720m).
Ile Amsterdam, its neighboring island St. Paul (90km away; area 7 sqkm), Crozet and Kerguelen are French Antarctic islands the so-called "Terres Australes et Antarctiques". Contrary to the other islands the vegetation on Amsterdam offers a rich animal and plant life caused by the relatively mild climate. The average temperature over the year is 13.5 degrees centigrade and the precipitation is rather strong with 1120mm drizzle on 238 days/year. The humidity is relatively constant at 80 percent. Some say this is the last place before the Antarctic where trees grow.
Amsterdam Island was discovered by the Portuguese in 1559 and explored by the Dutch in 1633. France took over the islands in 1843. Martin de Vivies was founded in 1949 and is now home to some scientists working in a research station. Codfish and lobsters are caught by the fishermen from Reunion.
Amateur radio: prefix FT/Z, own DXCC entity. CQ zone 39, ITU zone 68,UTC+5h, IOTA reference AF-002
QSL bureau: 3A/OH2TA, 4J0FR, 5R8FU (SM5DJZ), A92GE, DS2LGK/P (AS-122), E4/OK1FHI, EY8MM (K1BV), FY/F5KEE, J3/G3TBK, K2GSJ/PJ7, KH2/JA2EMP, LA/SM3TLG (EU-062), PW0S (KU9C), R1/HF0POL, TF8GX, VP5/N0AT, XE1L (WA3HUP)
(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager
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