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            DXNL 1932 - April 15, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)

 

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

 

 

3D2, Fiji:

     Mark, ZL3AB, is currently active holiday-style until the 17th as

     3D2XT from Malolo Lailai Island (OC-121). QRV on 40-10m on CW, SSB,

     and RTTY running 100W and vertical antennas. QSL via ZL3AB, LoTW,

     ClubLog.

 

5T, Mauritania:

     Jean, 5T0JL, will be operating as 5T2MM between the 17th and the

     20th, mainly for the CQ MM DX Contest. QSL via PY4KL.

     http://www.cqmmdx.com/ http://www.cwjf.com.br/

 

7P, Lesotho:

     Gerard, ZS6AYU, is currently active as 7P8GF on 40-6m (CW) until

     the 17th. QSL via ZS6AYU (d/B).

 

7X, Algeria:

     7U7WARD will show up on the air around the World Amateur Radio Day

     from the 17th to the 19th. QSL via 7X2VB.

 

D4, Cape Verde:

     Alexander, HB9FDT, puts Sal Island (AF-086, WLOTA 0610) on the air

     from the 16th to the 24th as D44TDK. QRV on 20, 15, and 10m on SSB.

     QSL via HB9FDT (d/B). http://www.hb9fdt.ch/ http://www.hb9id.ch/

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Westfalen-Sued (O) from the 13th

     to the 19th, and by district Berlin (D) from the 20th to the 26th.

     DK65DARC will be run by districts Thueringen (X) and Sachsen-Anhalt

     (W) during the respective time periods.

 

EA8, Canary Islands:

     Special event station EG8TRV operates in the context of the running

     event TransVulcania 2015. QRV between April 18 and May 9 on HF and

     VHF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via EA8URA (d/B), LoTW.

     http://www.transvulcania.com/index.php/en/

 

F, France:

     TM90WARD gets on the air for the World Amateur Radio Day from the

     17th to the 19th. QSL via bureau.

 

     The European Collins Collector Association (CCAE) celebrates the

     signing of its 200th member with the call TM200CCAE. QRV until July

     7, run by operators F6FMT, F1OLP, F6AQU, F4HEF, F6CER, F4DIA, and

     F6HOY. The group also operates TM0CR on each Saturday. QSL via

     F6FMT, eQSL. http://www.ccae.tm6cca.com/

 

     TM70IO, operated by Jean-Paul (F5BZK), celebrates the liberation of

     the Ile d'Oleron (EU-023, DIFM AT-025) 70 years ago until April 30.

     QSL via F5BZK (d/B). http://www.f5bzk.fr/

 

     The Association Mosellane des Radio Amateurs celebrates its 35th

     anniversary with the call TM35AMRA until April 25. QSL via F-11734

     (d/B), LoTW. http://www.amra57.org/index.php

 

HB, Switzerland:

     The Federazione cantonale ticinese dei corpi pompieri (FCTCP)

     celebrates its 75th anniversary with the call HB75FCTCP until the

     month's end. QSL via HB9EFJ (d/B).

     http://www.pompieriticino.ch/75fondazione/

 

HL, Republic of Korea:

     The Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) celebrates its 60th

     anniversary on the air with the call HL60HQ until July 31. QSL via

     HL0HQ (B).

 

I, Italy:

     II3FPN celebrates the history of the Radioamatore HI-FI Car fair in

     Pordenone, which took place for the first time 50 years ago. QRV

     until April 30, QSL via IV3EHH (d/B).

 

KH0, Mariana Islands:

     Kuni, JO1AEC, announces an activity as KH0YB from Saipan Island

     (USi NI-002S, WLOTA 1333) between the 15th and 21st. QRV on HF on

     CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via JO1AEC (d/B).

 

ON, Belgium:

     Members of the club station in Ieper operate the special event

     station ON15CLEP until April 30 to commemorate WW I and the field

     hospital CLEP in Hoogstade. QRV on HF and VHF, QSL via bureau,

     ON6FF (d). http://www.on4ipr.be/

 

PA, Netherlands:

     PA2015KDD celebrates the birthday of King Willem Alexander (APril

     27) on the air until May 12. QRV on 160m-70cm (including 6m) on CW,

     SSB, and RTTY. QSL via bureau, PI4DEC (d). http://www.pa2015kdd.nl/

 

PY, Brazil:

     The Natal Digital Group continues to operate ZW7NDG until April 28.

     QSL via PS7AW. http://www.ndg.org.br/

 

SP, Poland:

     SN0MD operates in the context of the 42nd Debno Marathon until

     April 20. QSL via SP1PNW. http://www.maratondebno.pl/

 

V6, Micronesia:

     Sho, JA7HMZ, returns to Pohnpei Island (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96cx)

     between the 17th and 25th. QRV as V63DX on 80-6m. QSL via JA7HMZ

     (d).

 

VE, Canada:

     Special event station VC3LOH (= Liberation of Holland) honours WW

     II veterans at the Canadian Tulip Festival. QRV until May 30, QSL

     via VE3SMF. http://tulipfestival.ca/

 

VU, India:

     AT150ITU joins the celebration of ITU's 150th anniversary. QRV

     until the end of the year on HF and all modes. Check their entry at

     qrz.com for an operating schedule. QSL via bureau, VU2CDP (d),

     LoTW, eQSL.

 

YB, Indonesia:

     YE60AA commemorates the first Asian African Conference 60 years

     ago. Operations take place on April 18&19 from the Merdeka Building

     in Bandung (OC-021, WW Loc. OI33tb). QRV on HF on SSB, RTTY, and

     CW. QSL via YB1LZ (d), bureau, LoTW, ClubLog.

     http://www.indonesia.travel/en/news/detail/1548/grand-60th-commemoration-of-asian-african-conference-planned-in-bandung-and-jakarta

 

YJ, Vanuatu:

     The announced expedition YJ0MT (April 21 - May 5) has been

     cancelled due to the recent storm damages. Masato, JA0RQV, aims to

     get on the air from Vanuatu during June or July instead.

 

 

Other stuff:

============

World Amateur Radio Day:

     This event takes places on April 18, honouring the memory of the

     early hams who pioneered short wave operations. A group of them met

     in 1925 in Paris and founded the IARU. The international ham

     fraternity nowadays numbers more than 3 million operators

     world-wide. http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html

     http://www.arrl.org/news/view/world-amateur-radio-day-is-april-18

 

International Maritime Radio Day 2015:

     April 14/15 sees this year's International Maritime Radio Day.

     http://www.trafficlist.net/

 

Ivan Pasttre, F3AT:

     Ian Pasttre, F3AT, celebrated his 101st birthday on April 7. He is

     on the air since 1931 and a member of FOC, ARRL, Clipperton DX

     Club, UFT, EUDXF, and the F6KOP club. Ivan's call is on the DXCC

     Honor Roll. Happy Birthday OM!

 

 

Preview:

========

NA-248 (NEW) - Melville Island:

     Cezar, VE3LYC, plans the first ever activation of Melville Island

     (NA-248) for August 3-10.

 

Barents Sea - IOTA & RRC Expedition:

     Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) announce an expedition

     to Korga or Chaichij (EU-160) and Timanets (EU-188) between July 18

     and August 6. All islands have not been activated for quite a while

     due to their remoteness which necessitates an 8-day sea trip.

     Planned calls are RI1PC, RI1PK, and RI1PT. http://www.ri1pc.org/

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

AMRA     Association Mosellane des Radio Amateurs

ANZAC    Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

CCAE     European Collins Collector Association

DCFP     Portuguese Castles Award

DIFM     Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine

DIFO     Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer

DMHP     Diploma Monumentos Historicos Portuguese

DPLF     Diplome des Phares du Littoral Francais

FCTCP    Federazione cantonale ticinese dei corpi pompieri

GIOTA    Greek Islands On The Air

IOTA     Islands on the Air

ITU      International Telecommunication Union

KARL     Korean Amateur Radio League

LoTW     Logbook of the World

MIA      Mediterranean Sea Island Award

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

RRC      Russian Robinson Club

USi      United States Islands Awards

WARD     World Amateur Radio Day

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

17./18.04.             Holyland Contest

18.04.                 TARA Digital Prefix Contest

18.04.                 ES Open Championship

18./19.04.             CQ MM DX Contest

18./19.04.             Nord Contest

18./19.04.             Michigan QSO Party

18./19.04.             Ontario QSO Party

18./19.04.             YU DX Contest

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

 

AF-016; FR, Reunion Island: Michel, F5PLC, will be active as

     FR/F5PLC between April 16 and June 16 from Reunion Island (DIFO

     FR-001, WLOTA 1812, FFF-011). QRV mainly on 20m, and whenever

     possible also on 30m with a QRP rig. QSL via F5PLC (d/B).

 

EU-015; SV9, Crete Island: Members of the Radio Club Bielsko team

     up with Greek operators for an activity from Crete (GIOTA KRS-005,

     MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400). QRV as SX9PL from the 18th to the 24th on

     HF on CW and SSB. Operators are Mirek/SP9ONC, Marek/SP9JKB, Martin/

     SQ9AC, Darek/SP9ETE, Tomek/SP9NLT, John/SV9IOQ, and John/SV9AHZ.

     QSL via SP9KAT (d/B).

 

EU-032; F, Poitou-Chartentes Region group: Jean-Paul, F5BZK, and

     other operators are going to activate the LH Chassiron (DPLF

     PB-047, FFF-775) on Oleron on April 18&19. QRV as TM1IO, QSL via

     F5BZK (d/B). http://www.f5bzk.fr/

 

EU-038; PA, Noord Holland / Friesland / Groningen Province group:

     John, PA1PJ, gets on the air from the 13th to the 16th from

     Terschelling Island on 20 and 40m with a QRP setup. QSL via PA1PJ.

 

EU-048; F, Bretagne Region group: Operators Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/

     F5MNK, Bertrand/F6HKA, and Leon/ON4ZD, all members of the Charente

     DX Group, will activate Belle-Ile-en-Mer (DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0872,

     WW Loc. IN87ik) from the 18th to the 25th. QRV as TM9B on HF on

     SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via ON4ZD (OQRS via ClubLog).

     www.charentedxgroupe.fr

 

OC-021; YB1, Java Island: Bert, PD1SA, gets on the air again from

     Java Island between April 18 and May 18. QRV as YB1/PD1SA mainly in

     digital modes (PSK31/63/125) and some SSB. QSL via PD1SA (B).

 

OC-244; DU1-4, Luzon?s Costal Islands: Patrick, 4F1TDT and Gil,

     4F2KWT, plan to activate Mindoro Island (WLOTA 0794) from the 17th

     to the 19th as 4G0PUP. QSL via DX1PUP (d/B).

 

WWFF

====

Outback Parks Expedition by VK3VTH:

     Tony, VK3VTH, plans an activation of Outback Parks from April 18

     onwards according to the following schedule:

      April 18: VK3VTH/3, Barmah National Park (VKFF-739)

      April 19: VK3VTH/2, Oolambeyan National Park (VKFF-403)

      April 20: VK3VTH/2, Cocopara National Park (VKFF-104)

      April 21/22: VK3VTH/2, Gundaboo-ka National Park (VKFF-222)

      April 23: VK3VTH/2, Goobang National Park (VKFF-204)

      April 25: AX3VTH/p, Gunbower National Park (VKFF-740)

     AX3VTH is special event call for the ANZAC Days.

     QSL via VK3VTH (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.

 

WCA

===

Fortress of Sagres - WCA CT-00230:

     Members of the Portugese Navy Hamradio Group will put the special

     event call CR5PS on the air on April 18 from the Fortress of Sagres

     (WCA CT-00230, DCFP F-054, DMHP FR-037). QRV on HF on SSB and CW.

     QSL via CS5NRA (d).

 

Petrus Fortress - WCA YU-00031:

     Dragan, YT2KID, activates this reference on April 19 as YT2KID/p.

     QRV on SSB on 7131, 14251, and 18131. QSL via YT2KID (d).

 

 

  

             DXNL 1930 - April 1, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)

 

 

3A, Monaco:

     Gil, F4FET and Diego, F4HAU will operate as 3A/homecall from Monaco

     from April 2nd to 5th. They will focus on 10m and 12m (SSB and

     RTTY) and try to work North America and Asia. QSL via homecall

     (d/B).

 

     From April 1st to June 30th, 3A90IARU will be on the air from

     Monaco to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU. QSL via

     3A2ARM (d/B), LoTW.

 

6Y, Jamaica:

     Darren, VA3EGG will operate as 6Y4DX until mid April from the

     "Jewel Paradise Cove Resort" (NA-096, WW Loc. FK18kj) on 40, 20,

     17, 15, 10 and 6m. QSL direct via VA3EGG.

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Nordsee (I) from the 30th of March

     to the 5th of April, and by district Sachsen (S) from the 6th to

     12th of April. DK65DARC will be run by district Berlin (D) and by

     district Koeln-Aachen (G) during the respective time periods.

 

EA, Spain:

     Spanish hams and clubstations of the URE will use special prefixes

     in April to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU. EA stations

     will use the AM90 prefix, EBs will use AN90 and ECs will use AO90.

     URE club stations will activate EG90IARU (mainland) and EH90IARU/6,

     /8 and /9 from the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Ceuta

     and Melilla respectively. QSL for EG90IARU and EH90IARU via EA4URE.

 

EA8, Canary Islands:

     Also look out for AM890CNR from Santa Maria de Guia (AF-004, WW

     Loc. IL28ed) on Gran Canaria during April, celebrating the 90th

     anniversary of the IARU QSL only via LoTW, eQSL.

 

FM, Martinique:

     From April 4th to 18th, hams from Martinique will activate the

     special callsign TO90IARU on the occasion of the 90th anniversary

     of the IARU. QSLs will be sent via the bureau automatically.

 

HB, Switzerland:

     The Swiss USKA joins the celebrations with the special callsign

     HB90IARU until the end of the year. QSL via HB9JOE (B), LoTW, eQSL.

 

LZ, Bulgaria:

     The "Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik" (LZ1KCP) will activate

     LZ883PI in honour of Saint Reverend Iosif Pesnopisets. This

     activity counts for the "All Saints 2015" award. QSL via bureau,

     LZ1KCP (d).

 

PY, Brazil:

     The special station PS70FEB will remember the 70th anniversary of

     the end of World War II during April. QSL via PS7AB (d/B), LoTW,

     eQSL.

 

PY0T, Trindade and Martim Vaz Island:

     From April 1st to 4th, operators Fabio/PP5BZ, Jaime/PP5JD,

     Claudio/PY3OZ, Jacobus/PY3FJ and Miguel/PY3MM will operate from

     Trindade Island (SA-010, DIB OC-02, WLOTA 2851, PYFF-0065) as PQ0T.

     They will operate with two stations on all bands from 160m to 6m

     and hope to work as many unique calls as possible. QSL via PP5BZ,

     ClubLog. http://www.amateurradiodx.com/pq0t-project-2015/

 

SP, Poland:

     The 221th birthday of General Joseph Bem will be celebrated on the

     air with the special callsigns HF0BEM and SN0BEM on HF. A special

     award is available. QSL for HF0BEM via SP9PTA (B), SN0BEM via

     SP5KVW (B), eQSL.

 

TK, Corsica:

     TK9IARU will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU from

     Corsica from April 4th to 18th. QSL cards will be sent via bureau

     automatically.

 

     Alex, IW5ELA will operate as IW5ELA from Corsica during his

     vacation in Calvi (April 4 - 9) on 40-10m (mainly CW). QSLs

     automatically via bureau. Direct QSL see QRZ.com.

 

VQ9, Chagos Island:

     Bob, DU7ET will stay on Diego Garcia (AF-006) until June and

     operate as VQ9ET o the HF bands. QSL via DU7ET (d).

 

YB, Indonesia:

     The special event call YB200T will be on the air from April 5th to

     11th to remember the volcanic eruption of Mt. Tambora, 200 years

     ago. QSL via W2FB. http://www.disbudpar.ntbprov.go.id/

 

YU, Serbia:

     YU178SB will celebrate the 178th anniversary of Sokobanja from

     April 1st to July 31st. QSL via YU1KN.

 

ZL7, Chatham Island:

     John/ZL1BYZ, David/ZL1DK and John/ZL1ALZ will operate as ZL7E from

     Kaingaroa (OC-038) between April 3rd and 15th. They will have two

     stations on the air from 40m to 10m (CW/SSB/RTTY) and try to upload

     their logs to ClubLog on a daily basis. QSL preferred via ClubLog

     OQRS, LoTW or ZL1ALZ (d/B).

 

 

Other stuff:

============

RSGB IOTA:

     The current IOTA "Honour Roll" and "Annual Listings" were just

     updated on the IOTA website. 168 participants have more than 1000

     IOTA references confirmed, another 484 more than 750.

     http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/ http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/

 

ARRL Centennial QSO Party:

     The website to apply for the "W1AW WAS Award" and "Centennial

     Points Challenge Award" is online now:

     https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/

 

"Airfields on the Air":

     The "Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society" (RAFARS) announced

     their "Airfields on the Air" (AOTA) from March 28th to April 12th.

     Participating stations are listed on the following website:

     http://www.qsl.net/g4dqp/Activations.html

 

 

Preview:

========

Cocos (Keeling) Island - 2016:

     The "Dipper DXer" Lars/LB2TB, Rune/LA6YIA, Bjorn/LB1GB and

     Morten/LA9DFA announced a DXpedition to Cocos (Keeling) Island from

     March 14 to 26, 2016. The callsign will be VK9CK.

     http://dipperdx.com/cocos2016/

 

Spratly Islands, DX0P:

     The website for the announced Spratly DXpedition "DX0P" is online

     now: http://www.dx0p.org/

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

AOTA      Airfields on the Air

DIB       Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras

IARU      International Amateur Radio Union

IOTA      Islands on the Air

LoTW      Logbook of the World

OQRS      Online QSL Request System

RAFARS    Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society

USKA      Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen - Amateure

WCA       World Castles Award

WLOTA     World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

04.04.                 LZ Open Contest

04.04.                 Baden-Wuerttemberg Aktivitaet

04.04.                 QRP-ARCI QSO Party

04./05.04.             Mississippi QSO Party

04./05.04.             SP DX Contest

04./05.04.             EA RTTY Contest

06.04.                 Deutschland Contest des DTC

06.04.                 DARC Ostercontest

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

 

OC-086; KH0, Northern Mariana Islands: Mami, JP3AYQ will operate as

     AH0YL from Saipan Island (WW Loc. QK25ve) in holiday style from

     March 29th to April 1st on 40m - 6m (SSB/CW/Digital modes) QSL via

     JP3AYQ, LoTW, eQSL.

 

SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Anja, DH2AK and Torsten, DL1THM will

     be on vacation on Curacao Island from April 3rd to 23rd and operate

     as PJ2/homecall, mostly on SSB/RTTY on the highbands. QSL via

     Homecall (d/B). https://twitter.com/dl1thm

 

 

WWFF

====

DLFF:

     The list of DLFF references was updated on March 21st. New

     references are numbered 267 through 300.

     http://www.dl2vfr.de/Datei/DLFF%20Gebiete%202015%201.pdf

     http://www.wff-dl.de/

 

WCA

===

Activities by DO3GEO:

     Detlef, DO3GEO plans to activate the "Saline Oberilm" (MA-DL129, WW

     Loc. JO50ms) and the "Zitadelle auf dem Petersberg" (WCA DL-04433,

     THB-247, WW Loc. JO50mx) in April.



           DXNL 1929 - March 25, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)

 

 

CQ World-Wide WPX Contest:

     Don't miss the CQ WW WPX Contest SSB next weekend. Additionally

     to the activities reported in this DXNL, check out the list of

     participants on NG3K's website, and have a look at the rules:

     http://www.cqwpx.com/

     http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2015.html

 

4X, Israel:

     Seth, 4X1DX and Zvi, 4X6FR will use the special callsign 4X7R in

     the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via 4X6OM.

 

5B, Cyprus:

     Tony, RT9T/5B4ALB is taking part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from

     Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) as H27A. QSL via RW3RN,

     LoTW.

 

9K, Kuwait:

     Abdallah, 9K2GS will take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from

     Safat. QSL via 9K2GS (d), LoTW.

 

9M2, West Malaysia:

     Zaki/9M2ZAK, Ahmad/9M2AGC, Syed/9M8SYA, Mohamad/9W2SBL, Han/9W2SBD,

     Mohd/9W2MNW, Mohd/9M2RDX, Hafizi/9W2TZW, Oja/9M2OUT, Hary/9M2GET

     and Weerut/9W2RUT will use the callsign 9M2M in the CQ WW WPX SSB

     Contest, replacing their previous contest callsign 9M2SM. QSL via

     9M2M (d).

 

BV, Taiwan:

     Watch out for members of the "Amateur Radio Taipei" (ART),

     Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, YaoJun/BV5OO, Lee/BX2AB and Jie/BX3ABH as

     BP0P from Taiwan (AS-020, WLOTA 0022) in the M/2 category in the CQ

     WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via BP0P (d/B).

 

C2, Nauru:

     Ronald/PA3EWP, Hans/DL6JGN, Ernoe/DK2AMM and Guenter/DL2AWG are

     travelling to Nauru (OC-031) from March 25th to April 4th and plan

     to operate as C21EU on 40 - 10m on SSB, CW and RTTY (possibly PSK)

     with two stations (K3 and 600W PA). QSL via DL2AWG.

 

CN, Morocco:

     Juan/EA8RM, Jorge/EA9LZ, Mark/M0DXR, Mark/LU8EOT, Manu/LU9ESD,

     Olli/OH0XX and Jim/W7EJ will join together for a M/2 operation in

     the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from Casablanca. They will use the

     special callsign 5E5E (at the contest station CN2R). QSL via W7EJ,

     LoTW.

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Ruhrgebiet (L) from the 23th to the

     29nd, and by district Nordsee (I) from the 30rd to 05th of April.

     DK65DARC will be run by district Schwben (T) and by district

     Berlin (D) during the respective time periods.

 

HI, Dominican Republic:

     Members of the "Union Dominican de Radioaficionados" (UDRA) and the

     "Loma del Toro DX group" will operate as HI0UD from "La Loma Del

     Toro Contest Station" (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) in the CQ WW WPX SSB

     Contest. Team members include Jim/WP3A, Marcos/NP2KM,

     Lorenzo/HI3LFE, Edwin/HI3K, Alfredo/HI8K, Franky/HI3TT and

     Tino/HI3CC. QSL via W2CCW (d). http://www.hi8ud.org/

     http://www.lomadeltoro.com/

 

     Alexander, RW3RN will be on vacation in Punta Cana from March 21st

     to 30th and operate as HI7/RW3RN from 20 - 10m (SSB/CW). QSL via

     RW3RN (d).

 

JD1, Ogasawara:

     Nobuaki, JA0JHQ plans to be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA

     2269, JAFF-018) as JD1BOW from March 28th to 31st, with focus on

     the WPX SSB contest. After the contest he will operate CW mostly.

     QSL via JA0JHQ (d/B). http://pandasan.jimdo.com/

 

KP2, Virgin Islands:

     Yurij, N2TTA will again sign NP2P from St. Coix Island (NA-106, USi

     VI-002S, WLOTA 2477) in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (SOAB). QSL via

     LoTW.

 

KP4, Puerto Rico:

     Rafael, KP4RV is planning a single band entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB

     Contest on 15m from Luquillo (NA-099, USi PR-006S). QSL via AI4U

     (d).

 

PA, Netherlands:

     The "Contestgroup Oude Maas" (COM) celebrates their 25th

     anniversary with the special callsign PI25COM in this year's

     contests. QSL via PA3CAL (d/B). http://www.pi4com.nl/

 

PJ2, Curacao:

     Ton, PA1CC will sign PJ2/PA1CC from March 24th to 30th from

     Curacao, with the CW WW WPX SSB Contest as his main target. QSL via

     PA1CC (d/B).

 

PJ4, Bonaire:

     Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI and Fred/WW4LL will operate as PJ4/homecalls

     from March 25th to April 2nd from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA

     1279, PAFF-024) on HF and 6m. In the CQ WPX SSB contest they will

     operate as PJ4Z. QSL for PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4Z via K4BAI,

     PJ4/WW4LL via WW4LL. http://www.pj4g.com/

 

PJ7, St. Maarten:

     Philip, WA1ZAM will be on St. Maarten from March 28th to April 5th

     and operate as PJ7PL, including a part time activity in the CQ WPX

     SSB contest. QSL via WA1ZAM.

 

PY, Brazil:

     The 150th anniversary of the "International Telecommunication

     Union" (ITU) will be celebrated by members of the "Guara DX group"

     with the special calls PQ150ITU, PV150ITU, PW150ITU, PX150ITU,

     ZV150ITU, ZW150ITU, ZX150ITU, ZY150ITU and ZZ150ITU from March 28th

     to April 26th. QSL via PR7AYE (d/B).

 

SV9, Crete:

     Members of the "SV9 DX Team", George/SV9GPV, Giannis/SV9FBG,

     Georgios/ SV9DJO, Dimis/SV9COL, Giannis/SV9RGI, John/SV9CJO and

     John/SV9QCF will operate as SX9C in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (M/2)

     from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400). QSL

     via SV9COL (d), LoTW.

 

TI, Costa Rica:

     Mira, OK1NG and Jirka, OK1IEC are currently QRV as Homecall/TI7

     from Costa Rica (WW Loc. EK70dn) on the HF bands, until April 6th.

     QSL via Homecall (d/B), LoTW.

 

V6, Micronesia:

     Keith, GM4YXI/GM5X and Chris, GM3WOJ/GM2V plan an activity from

     Weno Island (OC-011, WW Loc. QJ57wj) as V6Z from March 27th to

     April 9th. A part time entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB contest in the

     M/2 cateogry is planned. QSL via N3SL (d), LoTW.

     http://www.v6z2015.com/

 

YB, Indonesia:

     Ronald, YC8ROP will operate single band 15m in the CQ WW WPX SSB

     Contest from Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486). QSL via YC8ROP,

     LoTW, eQSL.

 

 

Intersting stuff:

=================

 

CY0C & CY0P Sable Island - New QSL manager:

     Rick, AI5P took over the QSL manager duties for CY0P and CY0C from

     Gary, VE1RGB, for health reasons.

 

 

Information from the German DX Foundation:

==========================================

 

"Most-Wanted" DXCC in Central Europe:

     Check out the new timeline of the Most Wanted DXCC Entities from

     Germany/Central Europe in a timeline from 2003 to today. The

     rankings are based on the results of the Annual DARC DXCC

     Scoreboard, compiled by Rolf, DL7VEE: http://gdxf.de/mostwanted/

 

Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll:

     The recently announced "Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll" has been

     updated and corrected, after receiving a lot of feedback from the

     DX community: http://gdxf.de/megadxpeditions/

 

DXpedition Reports:

     New DXpedition reports are constantly added to the GDXF website.

     The latest additions include EP6T, RI0X, ZK3E & ZK3Q, T30D, YJ0X,

     PJ7PK, C82DX, VK9MT. http://gdxf.de/reports/

 

     (Bernd, DF3CB)

 

 

Silent Key:

===========

     On March 10th, Bill, EA8AZC passed away after a long illness.

 

     Karl, OE3HY passed away on March 16, aged 96.

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

GIOTA    Greek Islands On The Air

IOTA     Islands on the Air

ITU      International Telecommunication Union

LoTW     Logbook of the World

MIA      Mediterranean Sea Island Award

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

USi      United States Islands Awards

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

28./29.03.             CQ WW WPX Contest

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

 

AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands: Ben, DL1RNT will be on vacation on

     Embudu Island (WW Loc. MJ64sc) and operate on holiday style from

     March 25th to April 2nd on 40-10m (CW/RTTY/PSK) as 8Q7NT. QSL via

     DL1RNT (d/B).

 

AS-201; TA, Sea of Marmara Islands: Markus, DJ4EL will operate as

     TA0/DJ4EL from Buyukada (WW Loc. KN40nu) from March 29th to April

     12th on the high bands in SSB. He'll try to activate other islands

     of the same group. QSL via DJ4EL (d/B), LoTW.

     https://twitter.com/rapanuiman

 

EU-003; CU1, CU2; Eastern group: Jaime, CU3AK will sign CU1/CU3AK

     from Santa Maria on 40m - 6m, from March 26th to 29th. QSL via

     CU3AK (d/B).

 

NA-143; W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group:

     Joe, K5KUA will once again operate from Galveston Island (USi

     TX001S) as K5KUA/5 from March 27th to 30th, on 40m - 10m (CW). QSL

     via K5KUA (d/B).

 

OC-220, VK5, South Australia State West group: Craig, VK5CE plans

     an IOTA DXpedition to St. Peter Island (last activated in 2005)

     from March 29th to April 1st as VK5CE/p. More information on his

     website. QSL via OQRS. http://iotaoc220.blogspot.com.au/

 

OC-250; YB3, Masalembu Islands: Din, YB8RW/3 and Adhi, YB3MM/p plan

     an activity from Masalembu Besar Island from March 25th to 27th.

     QSOs with them count for the "Nusantara Indonesian Islands Award".

     QSL via Homecall. http://www.nusantaraaward.com/

 

OC-252; YB7, Kalimantan's Coastal Islands West: Imam, YB4IR will be

     on Randayan Island and operate as YB4IR/7 from March 25th to 30th.

     QSL via YB4IR (d/B), OQRS, LoTW.

 

 

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