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        DXNL 1921 - January 28, 2015

                      DX Newsletter


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


                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



5B, Cyprus:

     Leif, LA9BM, currently operates as 5B/LA9BM until February 6. QRV

     mainly on 20 and 17m on CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK63. QSL via LoTW,



DL, Germany:

     The DARC club in Uslar-Solling (H34) celebrates its 50th

     anniversary with the special event call DF50USLAR and the special

     DOK 50H34 until the year's end. QSL via bureau.


     DL65DARC and DK65DARC will be activated by members of the DARC

     Committee DX and HF-Contesting for Joker-points in the award

     programme between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1. After that, between Feb. 2

     and 8 DL65 will be run by district Oberbayern (C) and DK65 by

     district Hamburg (E).


     DQ40AIX (special DOK TUEBAIX) celebrates the town twinning of

     Tuebingen and Aix-en-Provence. QRV until the end of the year, QSL

     via bureau, DJ9KR (d).


     Members of the DARC club TH Merseburg (W21) celebrate 50 years of

     amateur radio in their city and the 25th anniversary of their club

     with the call DL50MER (special DOK 25W21) all year long. QSL via



     DQ1200HI (special DOK HI1200) celebrates the 1200th anniversary of

     the city Hildesheim until Dec. 31. QSL via bureau.


     And finally, the club station DK0ZAB looks back at 60 years of

     history with the call DK60ZAB. QSL via bureau.


EA8, Canary Islands:

     Rolf, EA8/DL6RO, is currently active holiday-style until Feb. 20

     from Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Island (AF-004). QSL via h/c (d/B).


F, France:

     TM60TAAF calls attention to the 60th anniversary of the French

     Southern Antarctic Territory on the following days: Feb. 1, 6-8,

     13-17, 19-22, and 27-28. The call will be used mostly by Francois,

     F8DVD, from Macon. The call will also take part in the Antarctic

     Activity Week (WAP-nr: 255). QSL via F8DVD (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.


     Members of the radio club F5KSE plan to operate the special event

     call TM320NEO during 2015 in the context of the first flight of the

     Airbus A320NEO in 2014. QSL via F1EOY (d/B), LoTW.


H4, Solomon Islands:

     Bernhard, DL2GAC, returns once more to Honiara Island (OC-047,

     WLOTA 0086, WW Loc. RI00AJ). QRV holiday-style from Feb. 1 until

     April 30 as H44MS on 80-6m on SSB. QSL via DL2GAC (d/B).


HA, Hungary:

     HG90IARU joins the IARU jubilee celebrations on the air throughout

     the year. QRV on HF and 6m from the club station HG5C. The team

     also works on the rules of a dedicated award. QSL via HA5MA (d),

     LoTW, eQSL, OQRS.


LZ, Bulgaria:

     The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) honours the memory

     of the saint Isaak Sirin during February with the call LZ550SI. QSL

     via bureau, LZ1KCP (d).


OZ, Denmark:

     OZ90IARU also celebrate's IARU's anniversary throughout the year.

     QSL via OQRS, LoTW, eQSL. http://www.oz90iaru.dk/


     Jakob, OZ7AEI, celebrates his 25 years as a ham with the call

     OU25AEI during 2015. He plans to use the call mainly /p during

     OZFF, IOTA, DIA, and ARLHS activations. QSL via OZ7AEI (d/B).


PA, Netherlands:

     The PI9SRS team plans to use the call PF35SRS between Jan. 24 and

     Feb. 20 during various contests, such as BARTG Sprint and PACC

     Contest. QSL via PA3DHR (d/B), eQSL.


     Members of VERON in Amersfoort (PI4AMF) are going to operate

     PA90IARU during the year. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and

     ClubLog. QSL via bureau.


PY, Brazil:

     PQ70FEB commemorates the end of World War II. QRV during February

     on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 10m on SSB and CW. QSL via PS7AB (d/B),

     LoTW, eQSL.


RA, European Russia:

     The following calls celebrate the victory of Stalingrad 72 years

     ago: R47TBS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 23, via UA4ATL), R35ASK (Jan. 15 - 23,

     via R4AAS), and R1943S (Jan. 24 - Feb. 2, via RN4ABD).



SM, Sweden:

     Raf/ON5RZ, Dirk/ON7DS, and Fons/ON4AWT will be active as SI9AM

     between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1 (also in the UBA DX Contest). QRV on

     160-2m on SSB and FM. QSL via SM3TIR (d/B). http://www.si9am.se/


V5, Namibia:

     Mario, DL4MFM, plans to activate several WWFF, WCA, and GMA

     references as V5/DL4MFM between the 30th of January and the 4th of

     February. Depending on wx conditions, possible locations may

     include the dune "Big Daddy", Naukluft Mountains Zebra Park

     (V5FF-0008), or Francois Fort (WCA V5-00005). QSL via DL4MFM (d/B).


VE, Canada:

     CG350F calls attention to the first use of the Maple Leaf Flag 50

     years afo. QRV between Feb. 1 and March 1 on HF on all modes. QSL

     via bureau, VE3RHE (d), LoTW. http://canada-150th.ca/


VP8, South Georgia Island:

     Denis, ZL4DB, hopes to get on the air from January 27 on either as

     Vp8DOZ or VP8DOZ/G. QRV with a TS-480 on 20 and 17m on SSB. His

     activity windows depend on wx conditions. Denis' stay will last

     until the end of March or beginning of April. QSL via ZL4PW (d/B).


YO, Romania:

     YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU, and YR90IARU all celebrate IARU's

     jubilee. There is also an award "IARU-90" available.



ZS, South Africa:

     Right after his stay in Namibia Mario, DL4MFM, moves on to South

     Africa and gets on the air as ZS6/DL4MFM on Feb. 7 and 8. He hopes

     to activate Highest Point (SOTA ZT/GP-001) on the 7th and

     Magaliesberg (SOTA ZS/GP-008) on the 8th together with ZS8BNE,

     ZS6VL, ZU6BV, and ZU6M. QSL via DL4MFM (d/B).


Pacific Tour by YT1AD:

     Hrane, YT1AD, tours the Central and South Pacific according to the

     following schedule:

      * Feb 03 - 08: Fiji as 3D2AD

      * Feb 08 - 11: Upolu Island, Samoa as 5W7A

      * Feb 11 - 12: American Samoa as KH8/N9YU

      * Feb 13 - 14: Hawaii as KH6/N9YU.

     QRV on 160-6m on CW and SSB. QSL via YT1AD.




     Gerd, DJ5IW, has now received cards from the printer and begins

     sending them out.


DXCC Rules:

     The ARRL has revised some of its DXCC rules regarding remote

     operating and its bearing on DXCC credit.







South Sandwich & South Georgia Project 2016:

     The Intrepid-DX Group, lead by Paul/N6PSE and David/K3LP, announces

     they have received landing permission for both islands. The group

     plans a 10-day stay on each island, with 8 days on-air time. At the

     moment their budget plans tally at $425000, with more donations

     being needed to cover that amount. http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8/




DIA    Danish Island Award

FSAT   French Southern Antarctic Territory

GMA    German Mountain Award

IARU   International Amateur Radio Union

IOTA   Islands on the Air

LoTW   Logbook of the World

OQRS   Online QSL Request System

SOTA   Summits on the Air

VERON  Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland

WCA    World Castles Award

WLOTA  World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WWFF   World Wide Flora & Fauna



Upcoming Contests


31.01./01.02.  UBA DX Contest

01.02.         Februar QSO Party



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


NA-024; J3, Grenada: Gregory/W2BEE is going to operate as J38GA

     from Grenada (WLOTA 0718) between Jan. 31 and Feb. 28. QRV on HF on

     CW and digital modes. QSL via homecall (d), LoTW, ClubLog.


NA-062; W4, Florida State (Florida Keys) group: Howie, K1VSJ, plans

     a holiday-style activity as K1VSJ/4 between the 29th and Feb. 9

     from Key Colony Beach. QSL via h/c.


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

     Joe/K5KUA will get on the air again as K5KUA/5 from Galveston

     Island (USi TX001s) between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. QRV pn 40-10m

     solely on CW. QSL via h/c (d/B).


SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Sascha/DH6TJ will be active as

     PJ2/DH6TJ from Curacao (WLOTA 0942) between Feb. 2 and March 31.

     QRV on 20, 15, and 10m on SSB, QSL route tba.



Caribbean Cruise by W7AUM:

     Chuck/W7AUM tours the Caribbean with the cruise ship Ryndam and

     plans to get on the air as PA/W7AUM/mm while on board. He also

     plans QRP activities during shore excursions according to the

     following schedule:

     * Jan. 30: NA-106; KP2, Virgin Islands: St. Thomas Island as KP2/W7AUM

     * Jan. 31: NA-100; V2, Antigua and Barbuda: St. Johna Antiqua as V25RC

     * Feb. 02: SA-099; PJ2, Curacao Island: Curacao (WLOTA 0942) as PJ2/W7AUM

     * Feb. 06: NA-016; ZF, Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman (WLOTA 1042) as ZF2UM.

     QSL via W7AUM (d/B).







Lac de Tergnier - FFF-1451:

     Eric, F4BYB, plans to activate this reference on Feb. 2. QRV on 40,

     20, and 15m on SSB. QSL via F4BYB (d/B), eQSL.


Foret domaniale de Fontainebleau - FFF-293:

     Watch also out for Sebastien, F4HFD, on Feb. 2 from this reference.

     QSL only via direct.


9AFF Annual 2014 Award:

     Check out the following website for the 2014 annual award

     standings: http://www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr/AnnualAwards.aspx


9ANP Award:

     Starting 2015 the radio club Croatian Flora Fauna offers a new

     Croatian National Parks Award, for rules see:







Francois Fort - WCA V5-00005:

     Mario/DL4MFM intends to activate the fort on Feb. 2 & 3 as

     V5/DL4MFM. QSL via h/c (d/B).

           DXNL 1920 - January 21, 2015

                      DX Newsletter


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


                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



3A, Monaco:

     Patrice, F5RBB, and Mireille, F4FRL, get on the air signing

     3A/homecalls between the 18th and 24th on 15 and 20m on PSK and

     RTTY. QSL via h/c (B), eQSL.


7Q, Malawi:

     Karl, DK2WV, returns to the Karonga Museum in Malawi (WW Loc.

     KI60xb) from Jan. 26 and Feb. 6 to operate as 7Q7VW on 160-6m. QSL

     via DK2WV (d/B).


CE, Chile:

     Helmut, DL5DSM, is currently active until Feb. 10 as CE3/DL5DSM on

     40-6m on CW and SSB. QSL via DL5DSM (d/B).


DL, Germany:

     DA300KA celebrates the 300th anniversary of Karlsruhe during 2015

     with the special DOK KA300. QSL via bureau, DH2ES (d).


     Special event stations DL65DARC and DK65DARC are both marking

     DARC's 65th anniversary. DL65 will be run by district Wuerttemberg

     (P, Jan. 19-25), DK65 by district Schleswig-Holstein (M, Jan.

     19-25). Between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 both stations are activated by

     members of the DARC Committee DX and HF-Contesting for Joker-points

     in the award programme.


     Said Committee is also issuing an award recognizing the 65th

     anniversary of DARC and the 90th of the IARU:



G, England:

     Members of the Bittern DX Group of North Norfolk plan to operate

     from the Sheringham Lifeboat Station on Jan. 24/25 and Jan. 31/Feb.

     1 with the call GB5SLB (WW Loc. JO02ow, WAB TG14). QSL via M0SHK

     (d/B). https://www.justgiving.com/BDXG/


     GB4TLB draws attention to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

     during the SOS Radio Week (Jan. 24-30). QSL via bureau, eQSL.



RA, European and Asiatic Russia:

     Between January 15 and 31 the following stations are celebrating

     the 77th birthday of Vladimir Vysotsky (actor, poet, and singer):

     RA77VV, RT77VV, UE77VV, and UE77WW. There is also an award

     available. QSL RA77VV via RW0UM, RT77VV via RZ9UF, UE77VV via R4AAT

     (d/B), UE77WW via R7TW. http://vv77.hamlog.ru/


T32, East Kiribati:

     Dick, AD7AF, plans to activate Kiritimati Island (OC-024) between

     Jan. 22 and Feb. 9 as T32RL. QRV on 160 (including the contest) to

     10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via AD7AF (d), LoTW, ClubLog.


TA, Turkey:

     Keijo, OG55W, remains active as TA4/OG55W until April 2015 from

     Kestel. When operating digital modes he signs TA4/OH2HOD. QSL via

     LoTW, qrz.com.


TG, Guatemala:

     Dwight, VE7BV, announces a holiday-style operation from

     Antigua/Guatemala (WW Loc. EK44pn) for the time between January 22

     and February 17. QRV as TG9/VE7BV on 20, 17, and 15m on CW and SSB.

     QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW.


V3, Belize:

     Gerd, DJ4KW, and Gisela, DK9GG, remain active as V31YN and V31GW

     until March 5. They have plans to pay Southwater Caye Island

     (NA-180) a visit and Gisela, V31GW, also aims to participate in the

     CQ WW DX 160m SSB Contest (Feb. 27/28). QSL V31YN via DJ4KW (d/B),

     V31GW via DK9GG (d/B).


VP9, Bermuda:

     Ronald, W3PV, gets on the air as W3PV/VP9 between the 23rd and

     29th. QRV on 40-6m on CW, JT9, and JT65. QSL via W3PV (d/B), LoTW,



VQ9, Chagos Islands:

     Bob, N7XR, had to cancel his VQ9XR operation (see DXNL 1919).


XW, Laos:

     Watch out for Ken, K4ZW, to be active as XW4ZW from Vientiane

     between Jan. 23 and 30. QRV with a focus on the low bands. QSL via

     K1SE (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.


ZL7, Chatham Island:

     Nobu, JA0JHQ, is going to visit Chatham (OC-038) between Jan. 30

     and Feb. 1. He will get on the air as ZL7/JA0JHQ, QRV mainly on 15

     and 17m on cW and SSB, depending on condx also on 30m CW. QSL via

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


SOS Radio Week:

     Watch out for special event stations during Jan. 24 and Feb. 1 -

     the SOS Radio Week - drawing attention to maritime rescue

     organisations. For a list of participating stations (mainly from

     Great Britain, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man) see:






K1N, Navassa Island:

     The K1N Navassa DXpedition is approaching quickly now. Although

     exact dates are still unknown, the 15 operators still plan to setup

     8 stations on Navassa Island (NA-098, USi OI009S, KFF-131, ARLHS

     NAV-001, WW Loc. FK28lj). Check their website for updates:



CE0, Juan Fernandez Island:

     Members of the radio club F6KOP plan to activate Robinson Crusoe

     Island between Feb. 20 and March 8 as 3G0ZC. http://www.f6kop.com/


V5, Namibia:

     Werner/DC8QT, Georg/DD8ZX, and Klaus/DJ9KM, return to Namibia for a

     3rd time between Feb. 10 and 19. QRV V5/homecalls on 160-10m on CW,

     SSB, RTTY, and PSK. The group plans to join the CQ WPX RTTY Contest

     as V55V.



Abbreviations in this DXNL:

DCF   Diplome des Cathedrales de France

DIFO  Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer IOTA  Islands on the Air LoTW  Logbook of the World OQRS  Online QSL Request System RNLI  Royal National Lifeboat Institution

WAB   Worked All Britain

WCA   World Castles Award

WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WWFF  World Wide Flora & Fauna



Upcoming Contests


23./25.01.  CQ WW DX 160m CW Contest

24./25.01.  REF Contest

24./25.01.  BARTG RTTY Sprint



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-200; JA5; Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Kenji/JA4GXS gets on the

     air as JA4GXS/5 between the 23rd and 25th from Shodo Island. QRV on

     40-10m on CW and SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).


NA-062; W4; Florida State (Florida Keys) group: Richard/K2ZR is

     active at the moment until 1st of May from Key West as K2ZR/4. QSL

     via h/c (d/B).


NA-102; FG; Guadeloupe: Jean-Pierre/F6ITD activates Guadeloupe

     (DIFO FG-019, WLOTA 0644, WW Loc. FK96ch, FFF-155) between the 28th

     and Feb. 1 as FG/F6ITD on HF and 6m on SSB and digital modes. He

     then moves on to Desirade Island (DIFO FG-004, ARLHS GUA-005, WLOTA

     1121, FFF-004, WW Loc. FK96lg), where he puts the same call and

     also TO6D (during weekends and contests) on the air until March 28.

     QSL preferred via LoTW, ClubLog.


NA-110; W4; South Carolina State group: Keith/KB1SF will be on the

     air holiday-style from Fripp Island during January and February.

     QSL via KB1SF (d/B), eQSL, LoTW, or via



NA-213; W4; Alabama State group: Gene/WI7N is going to activate

     Dauphin Island from the 26th to the 28th as WI7N/4. QSL direct via

     h/c, LoTW.


OC-210; YB8; Sangihe Islands: Ronald/YC8ROP operates from Bukide

     Island between the 22nd and 24th as YC8ROP/p. QSL direct via

     homecall, LoTW, or via W2FB.


OC-236; YB8; Celebes's Coastal Islands: Din, YB8RW, and Sisca,

     YB8RXA, will be active from Monthehage Island between the 20th and

     24th, signing their homecalls/p. QRV on 40-10m on SSB, CW, and

     RTTY. QSL YB8RW/p via YB8RW (d), YB8RXA/p via W2FB (d).



IOTA Caribbean Tour:

     Operators Mek/SP7VC, Ted/SP3IPB, Kate/SQ7OYL, Zbyszek/SP3CFM,

     Jerzy/SP7TF, and Bogdan/K2RPF announce holiday-style activations in

     the Caribbean according to the following schedule (QRV on 160-10m

     on CW, SSB, and digital modes):

      * Jan. 24 - 26: NA-107; FM; Martinique (DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041).

                      Only FM/SP7VC and FM/SP7TF.

      * Jan. 27 - Feb. 03: NA-108; J6; St. Lucia (WLOTA 1336) as J6/Homecall.

      * Feb. 04 - 05: NA-109; J8; St. Vincent (WLOTA 0718) as J8/Homecall.

      * Feb. 06 - 07: NA-024; J3; Grenada: (WLOTA 0718) as J3/Homecall.

      * Feb. 07 - 08: NA-147; J3; Carriccou Island as J3/Homecall.

      * Feb. 08 - 09: NA-025; J8; Union Island as J8/Homecall.

      * Feb. 13 - 14: NA-107; FM; Martinique (DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041)

                      as FM/Homecall.

     QSLs via homecalls. http://www.sp7vc.dxing.pl/






Brisbane Ranges National Park VKFF-055

     Tony, VK3VTH, plans to activate this reference on Jan. 24 (06z-08z)

     as VK3VTH/p, depending on wx conditions. QRV mainly on 14244

     listening long-path for European stations. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW,







Notre Dame de Cambrai - DCF 024

     Members of the radio club Cambresien are going to operate from the

     cathedral on Jan. 24 with the call F8KGN. QRV from 10z onwards on

     40m, other bands depending on condx. QSL via F8KGN (d/B).