DX News Letter 1374
February 5, 2004

DX-NL 1374 February 5, 2004
DX News Letter

a free weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF Contesting"

Editor: Karlfried Henrichs, DL1EK
(e-mail: dxmb@darc.de)

translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: dl7voa@darc.de)


ANTARCTICA, VP8/A, AN-016 The three operators of the Italian Antarctic station "Baia Terra Nova" (Filippo,IK0AIH, Fabrizio, I0HJC, and Michele, IK7JGQ) are very active as IR0PS in the moment. They can be found on 14185 kHz almost daily from 1730-1815 UTC, but also from 0730-0830 UTC.

BAHAMAS, C6, NA-113 C6A/K4PUF and C6A/N4KFT intend to activate Long Island (NA-113) from Feb 8-13.

BULGARIA, LZ Gosho, LZ1ZF, is using the special event callsign LZ35ZF to celebrate his 35 years on air until Dec 31, 2004. QSL via LZ1ZF, bureau ok.

CONGO, 9Q Since January 20 Gus, SM5DIC, is signing 9Q0AR during his spare time. QSL via SM5BFJ, unfortunately only direct.

DJIBOUTI, J2 Last Saturday DL2JRM announced in a QSO that he will stay in Djibouti again starting this week. He will operate as J28XX with 100 watts. QSL via DL2JRM. He may also activate an offshore island as J28XX/p. The length of his stay is not known.

DOMINICA, J7, NA-102 Lars, SM0CCM, is active again as J73CCM mainly in CW on 160-6m but also in RTTY and PSK31 between Feb 5 and Mar 4. Lars prefers QSL via bureau to his homecall.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0/Y, SA-001 Ralph, K0HML, plans to visit Easter Island from Feb 8-12. He intends to work on all bands during his spare time (most likely 2200-0300 UTC and after 1400 UTC). His call is not known yet.

ERITREA, E3 Five British radio amateurs (Andy, G3AB, Steve, G3VMW, Alan, G3XAQ, Rob, GM3YTS, and Steve, G4EDG) will go to Eritrea in mid February. They will be located in Hotel Nyala in Asmara. They plan to hit the airwaves with three stations on all bands (160-6m) 24 hours a day for about two weeks. A participation in the ARRL CW DX Contest is planned as well. These frequencies were announced:

     CW: 1828, 3507, 7007, 10107, 14027, 18077, 21027,24897,28027,50107 kHz;
     SSB: 3790, 7070, 14195, 18145, 21195, 24945, 28495 and 50150 kHz;
     RTTY/PSK31: 3570, 7037, 10137, 14070, 18097, 21077, 24917, 28107 kHz.

QSLs via bureau, eQSLs will not be supported.

GHANA, 9G After repairing the antennae at the Technical University in Accra Alan, G3XAQ, should hit the airwaves as 9G5XA around Feb 6. He will be QRV in CW only until Feb 9. QSL via G3XAQ.

HUNGARY, HA Hungary will become a new member of the European Union on May 1st. To celebrate this extraordinary event the special event stations HA2004EU (QSL via HA5XXA) and HA2004UNI (QSL via HA6QT) will be QRV throughout this year. More information is available at the website: http://ha2004eu.hu

IRAQ, YI George, K7YMA, received the callsign YI9YMA and will become active on 40-10m as soon as possible. He is struggling a noise level of S7-S9.

MALAYSIA, 9M Rich, PA0RRS, is going to become QRV from several places in Malaysia in February and March. He will sign 9M2/PA0RRS from Kuala Lumpur from Feb 6-9. His next stop will be Keningau Island (OC-088) from where he will sign 9M6/PA0RRS from Feb 9-20. His last activity will be from Penang Island (AS-015) signing 9M2/PA0RRS between Feb 20 and Mar 2. QSL via PA0RRS, bureau ok.

MAYOTTE, FH, AF-027 Maurice, FH/F6AIG, is momentarily active from Petite Terre (AF-027). You can find him on 14130 kHz around 1700 UTC.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, VP8/SS, AN-010 Oleg, UA1PBA, is signing R1ANF during his spare time. He will spend the Antarctic winter there together with Alex, UA1PAW, and Slava, UA1PAI. Expect more activities of them by the end of February.

ST LUCIA, J6, NA-108 A group of HAMs of the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) led by Jack, K9JE, will show up on the bands as J68AR from Feb 11-25. They also plan to take part in the ARRL CW DX Contest. QSL via K9JE. --- Scott, N9AG, will sign J68AS mainly on 160m from Feb 11-25.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2, NA-106 John, W8LBY, and Norm, K8NI, are QRV as WP2Z from St Croix at the moment. They are emphasizing the WARC bands and 80/160m until Feb 10.

USA, W The Metro Amateur Radio Club activates the Chicago Harbor Breakwater South Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-1185) as K9Y in CW/SSB on 40/20/15/10m between Feb 7, 1600 UTC, and Feb 8, 2400 UTC.QSL via N9TN, ONLY direct. --- Members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff Tactical Amateur Radio Club, the Long Island DX Association and the Brandon Amateur Radio Society are going to activate Honeymoon Island (NA-034) in Florida on Feb 7/8. They plan to work with two stations on 10/15/20m during the day and with one station on 40m during the night hours. They will sign W2NDP/4 on the usual IOTA frequencies. QSLs via W2NDP.

QSL Info

QSL direct: 6Y9A (WA4WTG), C91MG (ZS6MG), EK3SA (DK6CW), FM/T93Y, HA1DAE, HC8GR, IM0/HB9ASZ/p, J20DA, J20RM, KH7U/KH5, LX/G3VQO, OX3SA, P40Q (K0DQ), PJ4/K2QM (K2QM), PT5A (VE3HO), PZ5FF, T94JJ, TA2DA, VK9CJ, WP4D, YI/N3YPI

QSL bureau: 3W2NWS, 5Z4BL (DL2RUM), 5Z4PL, 8Q7ZZ (G3SWH), 9G1AA (PA3ERA), 9N7DX 4Z4DX), 9X/RW3AH (UA3DX), CE9/R1ANF (RK1PWA), E4/DL7FER (DL6FCK), ET3PMW (W4PFM), R1ANF/A (RK1PWA), S9MX (KQ1F), S9SS (N4JR), VK9XE (JA1KJW), VP5Q (KT0F)

QSL managers

(d) = direct only
(B) = bureau ok
* = new manager


DATE          CALL         DXNL

NOW  -Dec04   4U1ITU       1371
28Jan-15Feb   4V200YH      1372
09Jan-08Apr   6W/LX1DA     1370
06Feb-09Feb   9G5XA        1374 *
06Feb-02Mar   9Mx/PA0RRS   1374 *
20Jan-???     9Q0AR        1374 *
26Jan-14Feb   9Y4/DJ8OT..  1372

NOW  -31Mar   AT0D..       1373
26Jan-29Feb   AY1ZA        1372
08Feb-13Feb   C6A/K4PUF..  1374 *
08Feb-12Feb   CE0/K0HML    1374 *
NOW  -24Feb   CE9R         1371
05Feb-09Feb   CF1K         1372
NOW  -2004    D2CR         1339
??Feb-29Feb   E3/G3AB..    1374 *
14Jan-13Feb   FG/F6FXS     1370
NOW           FH/F6AIG     1374 *
03Feb-24Feb   FM/F5FUA..   1373

NOW  -Apr04   H44MS        1373
NOW           HA2004EU..   1374 *
NOW  -Dec04   HF0QF..      1372
NOW  -Feb04   IA0PS        1369
NOW           IR0PS        1374 *
NOW  -???     J28XX        1374 *
29Jan-06Feb   J3/AA1M..    1372
11Feb-25Feb   J68AR        1374 *
11Feb-25Feb   J68AS        1374 *
05Feb-04Mar   J73CCM       1374 *
NOW  -Mar04   JR1EEU       1368
NOW   Jun04   JW5RIA       1366

07Feb-08Feb   K9Y          1374 *
NOW  -Mar05   LU3DO/Z      1371
15Nov-28Feb   LZ0A         1363
NOW  -31Dec   LZ35ZF       1374 *
NOW  -Mar03   MM0XAU       1372
15Jan-Apr04   OA7/PA3GFE   1371
24Jan-18Feb   PJ6/PA0VDV   1372
NOW           R1ANF        1374 *
NOW  -Jul04   TA1/PA4WM    1370
10Jan-Feb04   V31GW/V31YN  1370
NOW  -Feb04   VK0DX        1369

07Feb-08Feb   W2NDP/4      1374 *
NOW  -10Feb   WP2Z         1374 *
NOW           XU7ACB       1373
NOW  -Sep04   XU7ACI       1357
NOW  -Jun04   XU7ACW       1351
01Sep-Mar04   YA/JA1PBV    1355
NOW  -Aug04   YA1R         1356
NOW  -May04   YA8G         1370
NOW           YI9DAZ       1372
NOW           YI9YMA       1374 *
NOW  -Jul04   YI9ZF        1372

 * = new
.. = and other calls

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