Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Tnx Martti OH2BH and Olli OH0XX for NEW ONE .

The ARRL DXCC Desk is pleased to announce the addition of St Barthelemy (FJ) to the DXCC List, making the island entity number 338 with an effective date of 14 December, 2007. Cards with contacts dated December 14, 2007 or after will be accepted for DXCC credit. New card submissions for St Barthelemy will not be accepted until January 1, 2008 in order to allow time for administrative adjustments.
On February 21, 2007 the French Ministry issued a decree making St Barthelemy an Overseas Collective, making its status equal to that of
Guadeloupe, Martinique and other French territories currently on the DXCC List. On November 8, 2007 the President of Association Des Radio Amateurs De St Barthelemy, Philippe Delcroix, FJ5DX, contacted the DXCC Desk, requesting that St Barthelemy be considered a new DXCC entity.
The "event date" that caused St. Barthelemy to be added to the DXCC list was December 14, 2007, the date the US State Department Fact sheet was updated by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This update added St Barthelemy to the
List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty with its Administrative Center in Gustavia, qualifying it under DXCC rules in Section II -- 1 Political Entities (c):
c) The Entity contains a permanent population, is administered by a local government, and is located at least 800 km from its parent. To satisfy the "permanent population" and "administered by a local government" criteria of this sub-section, an Entity must be listed on either (a) the U.S. Department of State's list of "Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty" as having a local "Administrative Center," or (b) the United Nations list of "Non-Self-Governing Territories."
St Martin
French St Martin (FS), while also added to the List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty, will remain on the DXCC List, but it is now considered a Point 1 Political Entity under the same classification as that of St Barthelemy.

Monday, December 17, 2007


This photo has taken this morning to show how bad was the weather here on my Island (Zante island) during my trying to copy ROTUMA 3D2AG/p first on 20m and then on 7008.
I wish to all of you many DX and Happy new year 2008.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

CN3A - Contest QTH

Here is our contest site in Morocco. This QTH belongs to Stefano, IK2QEIMatteo, IK2SGC – and Spiros, SV8CS. The locator is IM52JJ, CQ zone 33 and ITU zone 37. We are also using the special calls CN3A, 5D5A and 5F3COM.
Special thanks going to AHMED,OMAR,SAAID (CN8WW) and all the guys of ARRAM for their big help to us. The rigs are a YAESU FT1000-MP, Mark V plus the Icom IC-756. Linear amplifiers by OM-power.
In this foto can’t see our 4 square antenna for 80m.
Hope to see you in the next contest from CN3A.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


AA7A,Ned and KC7V, Mike were during the CQWW CW contest in Guinea (like me in CN3A). They had operated, as usual, 2m EME. Fortunately they had stayed there continuing their EME activity until 30 November. That was very good for me. Coming back at home, from Morocco, at 28 November and the same night I was very lucky to make a contact with Ned on 2m EME. Of course this qso with 3X5A was a new one for me . Thank you very much Ned and Mike.
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