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           DXNL 1929 - March 25, 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)



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:




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,



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,



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/



     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



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



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.



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)




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.



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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