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          DXNL 1911 - November 19, 2014

                      DX Newsletter


            *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 ***


                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"



                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

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


            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO



10-10, Ten-Ten:

     Ten-Ten organises an activity weekend on Nov. 22/23 to liven up

     10m. Among their special event stations to take part are W6OI/p

     (via N9AC), VE9TEN (via VE9KM), and DL0X (via DL8YBM, d/B) from

     Germany. http://www.ten-ten.org/


3W, Vietnam:

     Tony, KM0O pays a visit to Danang between Nov. 25 and Dec. 24. He

     plans to operate as 3W3O on all bands in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.

     Before and after he wants to focus on 160 and 80. QSL via KM0O

     (d/B), LoTW. QSLs will not be send out before at least summer 2015.


4S, Sri Lanka:

     Bernd/DK7TF, Juergen/DH6ICE, and Juergen/DH0RAK, members of the

     Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club Frankfurt will get on the air as

     4S7DLG between Nov. 15 and 27 from Sri Lanka (AS-003). QSL via

     DK8ZZ (d/B).


5Z4, Kenya:

     Markus, DJ4EL, has uploaded his 5Z4/DJ4EL log (9450 QSOs) from

     AF-040 to LoTW. Requests for direct QSLs are possible via email.


CO, Cuba:

     Special event station CO0SS is going to draw attention to the two

     Cuban World Heritage Cities Sancti Spiritus and Trinidad, who both

     look back on 500 years of history. QRV from the 21st to 23rd on

     40-10m in CW, SSB, PSK, SSTV, and RTTY. QSL via EA5GL.


EA8, Canary Islands:

     EG8ARC operates in the context of the Atlantic Rallye for Cruisers,

     which starts at Gran Canaria and ends at Santa Lucia Island with

     about 1200 sailors participating on 200 boats. QRV Nov. 17 to 23,

     QSL via EA8URL.


FK, New Caledonia:

     Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as FK/JH0JHQ from Noumea (OC-032,

     DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280) between the 21st and 23rd. QRV on 80, 40,

     20, 15, and 10m, with operation on 17 and 12m depending on local

     conditions of space. QSL via JA0JHQ (d/B).



HC8, Galapagos Islands:

     Alexey/HC2AO, Anton/OG2K, Sergey/R4WAA, Alexa/RA1AGL, YL

     Elena/RC5A, Yuri/RM0F, and Sergey/UA1ANA will put San Cristobal

     Island (SA-004, WLOTA 0094, HCFF-004, WW Loc. EI59pc) on the air

     from Nov. 22 until Dec. 6. Their callsign is not known so far. The

     group plans to work on HF and also to participate in the CQWW

     Contest with a M/2 entry.QSL via RC5A, LoTW.


JA, Japan:

     8J125SSI marks the 125th anniversary of the town Shisui (AS-007, WW

     Loc. QM05) on the bands until 31 March 2015. QSL automatically via



     8J1KP celebrates the 60th anniversary of Koganei Park, the second

     largest park in the Metropolitan Tokyo Area. QRV Nov. 22 to Dec.

     31, QSL via bureau.


KH8, American Samoa:

     Masa, JH3PRR, pays Tutuilla Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385)

     a visit from Nov. 24 until Dec. 1. QRV as KH8B solely on 160m, but

     on all bands during the CQWW contest. QSL via JH3PRR (d), LoTW,

     OQRS to be made available.


PA, The Netherlands:

     PD6SINT celebrates the Sinterklaas Fest on the air from Nov. 17 to

     Dec. 14. A special QSL is available via the bureau.


PJ4, Bonaire:

     Alex, DL1NX (PY2SEX), will be holidaying on Bonaire Island (SA-006,

     WLOTA 1279, PAFF-024) between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. QRV as PJ4S with

     his KX3, including a single-band activity on 10m during the CQWW

     contest. QSL via DL1NX (d/B), LoTW.


     Operators Scott/W4PA, Brad/W7FT, Robert/S53R, Peter/PJ4NX, and

     Steve/PJ4DX will be active from Bonaire between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1,

     signing PJ4/homecalls. QRV on HF, with a focus on 160m and WARC,

     PJ4/WF7T mainly in digital modes. Their call during the contest

     will be PJ4Q. QSL via homecalls, PJ4Q via W4PA (d).


     Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI, Hans/PJ4LS, Dennis/K2SX, and Leslie/W2LK

     form a team to work as PJ4A during the contest. QRV also before and

     after from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 as PJ4/homecalls on 160-10m in CW,

     SSB, and digital modes. QSL for PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/KU8E and PJ4A via

     K4BAI, all others via homecalls.


V4, St. Kitts and Nevis:

     Andy, N2NT, pays a visit to St. Kitts from Nov. 19 until Dec. 1.

     QRV as V47NS on HF in CW and SSB, V47T during the contest. QSL for

     both calls via W2RQ.


VK9L, Lord Howe Island:

     With Joe, DF7TH, now off the island VK9DLX is QRT. All in all they

     put 116,500 QSOs into their log, plus an additional 11,500 as

     VK9LM. OQRS is available now. http://oqrs.lagunaria-dx-group.org/

     http://www.lagunaria-dx-group.org/ http://www.lordhowe2014.org/


VP2E, Anguilla:

     Masa/JN3NFQ (K1GI), Kei/KG2A (JJ1RJR), and Aki/JK1PIU (AF6WX), get

     on the air as VP2EIM, VP2ERJ, and VP2EWX respectively from Anguilla

     (NA-022, WLOTA 1474) between the 22nd and 30th. QRV on 80-10m in

     SSB, CW, and RTTY, also operating the contest as time permits. QSL

     VP2EIM via JA1HGY (d), ClubLog, VP2ERJ via KG2A (d), VP2EWX via

     AF6WX. All logs will be uploaded to ClubLog. http://qsl.net/vp2eim/


     Rich/KE1B and Anna/W6NN spend a holiday on Anguilla between Nov. 23

     and Dec. 1. QRV as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR on 40-10m in SSB, CW, and

     RTTY. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon their return and to

     ClubLog while they are on the island. QSL via KE1B (d/B), LoTW,

     eQSL, OQRS.


VU, India:

     AT1JCB, operated by Rajesh, VU2EXP, celebrates the birthday (30

     Nov. 1858) of the Indian scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose. QRV from

     Nov. 21 until Dec. 9 in digital modes on 10, 15, 20, and 40m. QSL

     via VU2EXP (d), LoTW, eQSL. http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm



     W1AW will be active /4 from Florida and /5 from Arkansas during the

     upcoming week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party



XE, Mexico:

     Alejandro, XE1EE, celebrates his 20 years of amateur radio on the

     air with the call 4A5XX. QRV from Nov. 24 onwards until Nov. 23

     next year on HF. QSL via LZ3HI, XE1EE (d), LoTW, eQSL.


XU, Cambodia:

     Vladimir/RN5A, Vlad/UA3A, Andrey/R6MG, and yl Liliya/RN3AQU are

     currently active as XU7AEZ. They activated Koh Rong Samloem Island

     (AS-133) between Nov. 13 and 16 and will also participate in the

     CQWW contest. QSL via RX3F.


YN, Nicaragua:

     Mike, AJ9C, plans another contest operation as YN2CC. QRV from Nov.

     25 until Dec. 3 from Granada. QRV before and after the contest on

     HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via AJ9C (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.


ZD8, Ascension Island:

     Henri, OH3JR, is going to operate as ZD8JR between Nov. 14 and Dec.

     1. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via OH3JR.





3Y, Bouvet:

     Alex, UN7PCZ, confirms plans for 2-week long expedition to Bouvet

     some time in December 2015 or January 2016. More information to



C5, The Gambia:

     A group of British DXers plans to be active between Jan 15 and 26

     next year from the Ocean Villa Heights Lodge near Banjul. QRV as

     C5X on 160-10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK, also for the CQ WW DX

     160m Contest. Operators are Steve/G3VMW, Alan/G3XAQ, Don/G3XTT, and

     Iain/M0PCB. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS), LoTW, ClubLog.


FO/A, Austral Islands:

     Wayne, KK6BT, plans to activate Raivavae Island (OC-114) as TX5W

     between 5 and 11 of January 2015. QRV on 40-10m, solely in SSB. QSL

     via KE8G. http://www.tx5w.com/



Abbreviations in this DXNL:

ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

DIB   Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras

DICE  Diploma Islas de Chile

DIFO  Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer LoTW  Logbook of the World OQRS  Online QSL Request System

USi   United States Islands Awards

WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award



Upcoming Contests


21./22.11.   UFT-YL-CW Contest

22./23.11.   LZ DX Contest



IOTA     Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH (iota@dxhf.darc.de)




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: Vadim/R9DX, Serge/UA8DX, and

     Igor/UA9CDC will be active again as 8Q7DV from Sun Island (WLOTA

     0317, WW Loc. KM39at) between Nov. 24 and Dec. 4. Their main focus

     will be the CQWW contest. QSL via R9DX (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.


AS-099; TA, Canakkale / Balikesir / Izmir Province group: The

     annual expedition of the Bulgarian Elecraft team takes operators

     Nick/LZ1NK, Christo/LZ3FN, Plamen/ LZ1DCW, Illian/LZ1CNN,

     Nick/LZ3ND, Nasko/LZ3YY, Yasar/TA3D, Mustafa/TA2TX,

     Mirislav/LZ1MBU, and Krasi/LZ2UW to Bozcaada Island (WLOTA 0085).

     QRV Nov. 19 to 25 with their homecalls/TA0, during the contest as

     TC0A. QSL for TC0A via LoTW (preferred) or LZ1NK.



AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Tosy/JA3FGJ, Ross/JA3HBF,

     and Hid/JA3KGF will be active with their homecalls/5 from Shodo

     Island between Nov. 20 and 23. QRV on 40-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY.

     QSL via h/c, bureau preferred.


AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Also active from Shodo will

     be Take/JI3DST as JI3DST/5 (CW and SSB) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY and FM).

     QRV from Nov. 22 to 25, QSL via homecalls (d/B).



NA-024; J3, Grenada: Rob/DL7VOA will be active holiday-style as

     J34O from Grenada (WLOTA 0718) between Nov. 22 and Dec. 6. QRV on

     40-10m, mainly in CW. He will also participate in the CQWW contest.

     QSL via DL7VOA (d/B).


NA-105; FS/PJ7, St Martin: John/K9EL will be active again as

     FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WLOTA 0383, DIFO FS-001). between Nov. 19

     and Dec. 2. QRV on 160-10m, including the contest. QSL via K9EL

     (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.


NA-107; FM, Martinique: Dimitry/UT5UGR is going to work as FM/KL7WA

     between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from Martinique. QRV on HF in CW and

     SSB, during the contest as TO7A. QSL for both calls only direct via

     UT5UGR, OQRS.


NA-122; HI, Dominican Republic's Coastal Islands: A team of 20

     mostly very experienced CW operators is going to activate Saona

     Island (WLOTA 2304, HIFF-003) as HI2DX from the 19th to the 23rd.

     QRV on 160-6m in CW, SSB, and digital modes, running 7 stations for

     a goal of 100000 QSOs. QSL via M0URX (d/B), OQRS.



OC-019; KH6/KH7, Hawaiian Islands: Kevin/W4KLS will be active from

     Oahu Island (WW Loc. BG11bg) as W4KLS/KH6 from the 15th to the

     22nd. QSL via h/c (d/B).


OC-151; YB9, Tenggara Timur Islands: Juergen/DL7UVO and

     Burkhard/DL3KZA plan to put Komodo Island (WW Loc OI91rk) and

     Flores (WLOTA 0089 & 0026) on the air from the 17th to the 27th

     signing YB9/homecalls. QRV on HF in CW and SSB. The islands are

     part of the Komodo National Park (WWFF YBFF-027). QSL via DL7UVO

     (d/B), OQRS; DL3KZA (B).


OC-172; VK4, Queensland State (North Coast) Centre group und

     OC-187; VK4, Queensland State (North Coast) North group: Lyn/VK4EI

     informs the ham community that she won't be on OC-227 during

     November and parts of December. She travels on a boat during that

     time and hopes to activate OC-172 and OC-187, depending on wx

     conditions. QSL via NR6M (d/B).


OC-210; YB8, Sangihe Islands: Ronald/ YC8ROP, Richard/YC8RBI,

     Donny/YB8SX, Arnol/YC8TDK, and Denny/YC8UVH will activate Siau

     Island from the 19th to the 23rd on all bands using their

     homecalls/p. QSL via h/c, YC8ROP via W2FB.


SA-001; CE0/XR0, Easter Island: Look for Gerben/PG5M to work

     holiday-style from Easter Island (WLOTA 0319, DICE ICE-001,

     CEFF-027) between the 23rd and 28th as CE0/PG5M. QRV on HF in CW.

     QSL via OQRS. http://www.dx.to/


SA-005; CE0/XR0, Juan Fernandez Archipelago: Felipe/CE5WQO is going

     to get on the air as CE0Z/CE5WQO from Juan Fernandez (WLOTA 0153,

     DICE ICE 004) between the 19th and 27th as CE0Z/homecall. QSL via

     KA3LKM (d).


SA-024; PY2, Sao Paulo State West group: Operators Pera/PY2AE,

     Murilo/PY2DS, Joao Carlos/ PU2KKE, Willian/PU2XIZ, and

     Flavio/PU2KFL activate Bom Abrigo Island (WLOTA 1244, DIB SP-013,

     ARLHS BRA-013) as PW2BA from the 20th to the 23rd. They plan to

     also activate Cardoso Island (DIB SP-07) as ZX2CA. QRV on 80, 40,

     20, 10, and 6m. QSL PW2BA via PY2AE (d/B), ZX2CA via PY2DS (d).


SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Joeke/PA0VDV operates as PJ2/PA0VDV

     from Curacao (WLOTA 0942) from Nov. 20 until Dec. 26. QRV solely in

     CW, also taking part in the contest. QSL via PA0VDV (d/B).



US Island Award

     Terry/W4YBV plans a Thanksgiving Expedition Special Event Station

     as W4YBV/p on Nov. 22/23 with two first-time activations for the US

     Island Award programme.  He wants to activate Turkey Island (USi FL

     496, WW Loc. EL89li) and Little Turkey Island (USi 497, WW Loc.

     EL89lj) on 40, 20, 15, and 10m; QRV travelling to and from the

     islands as W4YBV/mm. QSL via W4YBV (d).