On this page you find information about up-coming, active and expired DX.
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DXNL 1989 - May 18, 2016
a free and weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
E5, South Cook Islands:
John/AI6Y will be active between the 23rd and 28th with the call
E51XYZ from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) on 40-10m running 100W. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.
Frank/VK3ADT remains active as E51ADT from Rarotonga until May 27.
QSL via VK3ADT.
The radio club des Radioamateurs du Bas-Rhin 8REF67) celebrates its
50th anniversary with the call TM50GR until the 29th. QSL via F6KQV
(d/B), LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog.
HG10CC joins the Carabinieri on the Air activity between May 20 and
June 5. QSL via HA3JB (d/B).
HP0CC celebrates the Carabinieri in their 202nd year between May 20
and June 5 on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSOs count towards the
COTA award. QSL via IZ4SUC (d/B).
H4, Solomon Islands:
Roly/ZL1BQD is currently active from Guadalcanal Island (OC-047)
and Munda Island (OC-149) as H44RR until May 25, running his KX3 in
JT65. Depending on condx he also plans to show up on CW. QSL via
The following stations will be active during the Carabinieri event
from May 20 to June 5: II1NEC, II5ANC, IQ0JC, IQ3JB, IQ5QG, IQ5XJ,
IQ6CC, and IQ6GW. QSL for all calls via IZ4SUC (d/B).
Special event station OS101AB, run by members of the Radio Club des
Ardennes (ON4RCA), commemorates the 101st Airborne Division during
the Battle of the Bulge. QRV between May 21 and June 21. QSL via
bureau, ON4RCA (d).
HF30BLP marks the 30th anniversary of the Bolimow Landscape Park
between May 20 and Sept. 30. QSL via SP7PCZ (d/B).
Laurent/F5IXR is currently in Kidal City until June 2 and operates
as TZ5XR on HF (CW) running 100W and a G5RV. QSL via F5MXH, LoTW.
VK9L, Lord Howe Island:
Merv/N6NO celebrates his 80th birthday (just like the 75th
previously) with a visit to Lord Howe Island (OC-004). QRV as VK9OL
between May 21 and 29 on 40-10m with a focus on WARC bands and CW
(running 100W and vertical dipoles). QSL via N6NO (d/B), LoTW.
VK9N, Norfolk Island:
Norfolk Island is going to host the WIA Annual General Meeting 2016
from May 27 to 29. In addition to VK9NT and VK9PAS, WIA will also
activate the special event station VI9ANZAC, and VK9WI (from the
24th on). http://www.wia.org.au/joinwia/wia/2016agm/
Jim/VK3PC gets active as VK9PC from the 24th onwards on HF (SSB).
QSL via VK3PC (d/B).
Even earlier, and also in conjunction with the WIA meeting,
Chris/VK3QB, Brenton/ VK3YB, Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/ VK3GK, and
Allan/VK2CA get on the air with the call VK9NT. QRV on 160-6m on
CW, SSB, and RTTY. They also plan to activate SOTA and WWFF
locations. QSL via VK2CA (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
Tim/NL8F operates as VK9NF between the 24th and June 3. QRV with
400W and a vertical antenna on HF (digital modes, RTTY, SSB). QSL
Paul/VK5PAS combines the WIA meeting with a holiday on hopes to get
active somewhat with the call VK9PAS between the 23rd and 30th. QSL
via M0OXO, LoTW, eQSL.
VQ9, Chagos Islands:
Randy/WW6RG operates from Diego Garcia (AF-006) between the 25th
and 30th, signing VQ9RA on HF. QSL via WW6RG (d).
ZS, South Africa:
Bernie/ZS4TX is currently very active on 2m EME from Bloemfontein.
QSL via K3FN, LoTW.
Ice Hockey World Championships 2016:
QSOs with special event stations in the context of the Ice Hockey
World Championship with the R16 prefix count towards the following
free-of-charge awards (European stations score each QSO at 2
DIGI "Goaltender" 16 pts
Phone "Defender" 16 pts
CW "Forward" 16 pts
MIX "1st Class Star" 48 pts
MIX "2nd Class Star" 32 pts
MIX "3rd Class Star" 16 pts
Applications to be made via email to R4AS until June 30:
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Rudi, DL3FF)
Mountain Region Erzgebirge:
Detlef/DO3GEO plans to activate several historical mining sites
(silver, cobalt, bismuth) around Schneeberg, a prospective UNESCO
World Heritage location, in German Saxony between May 18 and 25 on
15 and 80m. MA-DL references to be determined. QSL via DO3GEO
Joe Taylor, K1JT, named Amateur of the Year:
Joe Taylor, K1JT, will be named Amateur of the Year at this year's
Hamvention at Dayton. Joe received the Nobel Prize for Physics in
1993 for the discovery of PSR 1913+16, a pulsar. Taylor obtained
his first ham license in 1954 with the call KN2ITP. Following his
retirement, he developed weak signal encoding software and
transmission modes such as JT65, WSJT, and WSPR.
GDXF - Best DXpedition 2015:
The German DX Foundation conducted their annual survey among
members for the best DXpedition of 2015 with the following ranking:
1: K1N - Navassa Island (27,5 %)
2: EP6T (12,4 %)
3: V73D (11,8 %)
For complete results see: http://gdxf.de/trophy/results.php
(Bernd/DF3CB and Franz/DJ9ZB)
Football European Championship 2016:
France will host the 2016 European Football Championship, beginning
June 10. Special event stations TM16EURO and TM16EFC are going to
operate in this context, with an award available as well. QSL via
T3, Central Kiribati:
HA5AO, K5GS, W2LK, DJ9RR, HA0NAR, K6TD, KE4KY, N6HC, PY2PT, W1SRD,
and WA6O are planning a DXpedition to Kanton Island (OC-043) for
2017 as T31W. More information to follow.
The Mediterraneo DX Club International Team plans to be active from
Cambodia between Nov. 4 and 14 with the call XU7MDC.
19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend:
More than 200 participants from over 30 countries have already
registered for the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship
Weekend on August 20/21, see: http://illw.net/
Bissagos Islands - AF-020:
Ops I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, and JA3USA are planning
to activate Bissagos Islands (AF-020) during November on 160-10m.
More information to follow.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
COTA Carabinieri on the Air
DID Deutsches Inseldiplom
DIE Diplom Islas de Espana
ILLW International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
SOTA Summits on the Air
WCA World Castles Award
WIA The Wireless Institute of Australia
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
21./22.05. King of Spain Contest
21./22.05. Hessen Contest
21.05. UN DX Contest
21./22.05. EU PSK DX Contest
21./22.05. Baltic Contest
22.05. Hamburg Contest
IOTA Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (email@example.com)
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AS-004, 5B, Cyprus Island: Ralph/DL9MWG will be active from Cyprus
between May 22 and June 4 signing 5B/Dl9MWG on 80-10m (mostly CW).
QSL via h/c (d/B).
AS-201, TA, Sea of Marmara Islands: Members of the TRAK Radio Club
YM1KD are going to activate Sivriada Island from the 23rd to 25th
on HF with the call TC0TC. QSL via YM1KD.
IOTA & WWFF-Expedition by DL2VFR:
Ric/DL2VFR goes off on a Scandinavian tour on the 17th with
a ferry to Helsinki. First on his list is EU-101 as OH6/DL2VFR. On
May 21 he plans to reach Vardoe (EU-141, Finmark County East group)
and hopes to operate as LA/DL2VFR until the 25th, mostly on CW. Ric
also plans to put LAFF-0035 and maybe some other LAFF references
during that time. On the 25th he leaves the island and will try to
activate EU-139 (as SD7V/2) or OHFF-0167 enroute to Helsinki before
his ferry sails on the 27th. All these plans depend on wx
conditions. QSL for all calls via DL2VFR (d/B).
EU-004; EA6, Balearic Islands: Klaus/DD1AY operates holiday-style
from Ibiza (WLOTA 0958, DIE E-023) between May 22 and June 4 as
EA6/DD1AY. QRV on 80, 40, 20, and 15m with 100W, a dipole, and a
vertical (SSB). QSL via h/c (B).
EU-028; I*5, Toscana (Tuscany) Region group: Giuseppe/IK5WWA is
going to activate Capraia from the 23rd to 27th as IA5/IK5WWA. QSL
via IK5WWA (d/B).
EU-047; DL, Niedersachsen State group: Raimund/DL1EGR operates
holiday-style /p from Juist (DID N03) between the 18th and 21st on
80-10m. QSL via DL1EGR.
EU-123; GM/MM, Scottish Coastal Islands: Members of the Camb-Hams
group will be active from Arran between the 22nd and 29th as
GS3PYE/p. QRV on 80-10m with several rigs, 6m, 4m, 2m, and via
satellites. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. http://dx.camb-hams.com/
Algerian Lighthouse on the Air:
Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union are going to activate
a number of lighthouses during the next months (see DXNL 1986).
The next one coming up will be Cap Tenes (ARLHS ALG-018, WW Loc.
JM06qn) from May 19 to 23 as 7Y9GH.
QSL via SM4VPZ. http://www.aru-dz.org/
CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz
SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz
Naturpark Dahme-Heideseen - DLFF-0046:
Operators Willy/DL7UWR and Klaus/DL7UXG are going to participate in
their club's (D21) fieldday from DLFF-0046 on May 21, signing their
calls /p. QSL via h/c (d/B).