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DXNL 1926 - March 4, 2015
*** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***
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DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
ARRL International DX Contest:
The upcoming ARRL International DX Contest SSB (March 7/8) will
bring many rare DX stations on the air; some of them are also
on the air before and after the contest for those not in North
America. Additionally to this DXNL, make sure to check out NG3K's
website for more announced ARRL DX SSB operations:
Eric, SM1TDE will say in Entebbe until March and is QRV on the
bands (mostly CW) as 5X8EW. QSL via SM5DJZ (d/B).
Nick, G3RWF plans to be QRV from Nairobi signing 5Z4LS from March
5th to 18th, on 10m - 80m (CW only). This operation includes the
ARRL DX SSB Contest and the BERU contest.
QSL via G3RWF, preferrably via ClubLog (OQRS).
Thomas, W2SC will operate as 8P5A in the ARRL DX SSB (SOAB HP).
QSL via NN1N (d/B), LoTW.
9Q, Democratic Republic of Congo:
The "Radioamateur Association of the Democratic Republic of the
Congo" (ARAC) invited the "Italian DXpedition Team" to Kinshasa.
The main purpose of their stay is to give theoretical and practical
training and refresher courses for the Amateurs of the DR of Congo.
Additionally, they will operate as 9Q0HQ from March 10th to 25th
(on all HF bands incl. 160m, CW/SSB/RTTY). The team consists of
Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA,
Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA and Alfeo/I1HJTK. QSL via I2YSB (OQRS).
Thomas/N1GN, William/NE1B, Paul/K1VK and Kenneth/AG2K will visit the
Bahamas for the ARRL DX SSB contest and operate as C6ANM.
QSL via LoTW.
Another team, Pier/W1NA, Massimo/ N5NHJ, Pasquale/I8QLS and
Gino/I8ULL will be QRV in the ARRL DX SSB as C6ANA from NA-080.
QSL via N5NHJ.
DL65DARC will be run by district Niedersachsen (H) between the 2nd
and 8th of March and by district Nordrhein (R) between 9th and the
15th of March. DK65DARC will be run by district Mecklenburg-
Vorpommern (V) during the first time period named, and by district
Oberbayern (C) during the second.
The "SEISA/Foundation for Global Children" plans a new activity
together with the "Eritrea Project 2015". From March 6th to 17th,
Zorro/JH1AJT, Paul/N6PSE, Franz/DJ9ZB, Jay/JA1TRC, Yuki/JH1NBN,
Kazu/JH1OGX, Thomas/NQ7R, David/WD5COV and Dnitri/RA9USU will hit
the bands as E3A with up to four stations on the air at the same
time. QSL via M0URX.
FY, French Guiana:
Marc, F1HAR will work the ARRL DX SSB Contest as FY5KE from the
club station of the "Radio Amateurs Club de Kourou".
QSL via FY1FL (d), LoTW.
Chris, F4GHW will celebrate the "Carnival French Guiana 2015" with
the special event callsign TO5BR from March 10th to 23rd.
QSL via F4HGW (d/B).
Herve, F5HRY will operate as TO1A in the ARRL DX SSB (SOSB).
QSL via F5HRY (d/B).
Dan, HR2DMR will be QRV in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as HR2WW (SOAB).
QSL via KD4POJ.
Members of the "Kamigori Amateur Radio Club" will be QRV as 8J3KGR
until the end of the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of
Kamigori. QSL via bureau.
Philippe, LX2A will be QRV in the ARRL DX SSB Contest as LX7I.
QSL via LX2A.
The 90th anniversary of the IARU will be celebrated with the
special event callsign LZ90IARU until the end of the year.
QSL via LZ1BJ (d/B).
Robert/AA6VB, Andrew/AE6Y, John/K0DQ and Edmund/N4OC will join
forces and operate as P49Y in the M/2 category of the ARRL DX SSB
Contest. QSL via AE6Y, LoTW.
The 450th anniversary of Rio de Janeiro will be celebrated with
the special event callsign PQ450RIO in the month of March on HF.
QSL via PY1AA (d/B). http://www.rio450anos.com.br/
Peter, PA1LP ist vom 5. Maerz bis 5. Juni als PZ5LP von Suriname
aus von 80 - 10 Meter in SSB und Digi-Mode erreichbar. Seine
Station besteht aus FT-857 (100 Watt) und G5RV. QSL via eQSL.
The 205th anniversary of the famous Polish composer Frederic
Chopin will be celebrated by members of the club station SP5PPK
with the special event call SN205FC, until March 7th.
QSL via bureau. http://www.sp5ppk.waw.pl/
Valdi, SP9MZX will be QRV as SN100KO until March 31st (possibly
longer) to remember the 100th anniversary of the death of Karol
Olszewski. QSL via SP9MZX (d/B).
The radioclub "Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow" (SP5PMU) will
celebrate their 20th anniversary with the call sign 3Z20PMU.
A special award is available. Every QSO will be confirmed by
eQSL automatically; paper QSLs can be requested via bureau.
J42CPMV wll celebrate the day of the "Volunteers Minor Civil
Protection" on the bands, until March 8th.
QSL via bureau, SV2HXV (d), LoTW.
Tevfik, TA1HZ will travel to Koror, Palau Island (OC-009, WW Loc.
PJ77fi) from March 5th to 12th and operate in the ARRL DX SSB
contest as T88HZ. Outside the contest he will also operate CW,
SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL.
TI, Costa Rica:
Eddie/K4UN, Juan/TI2JCY, Carlos/TI2KAC, Mauricio/TI4ZM,
Robert/W4BW, Keith/W4KTR and Alexis/W4XO will join the ARRL DX
SSB contest as TI5M from Poas Alajuela. QSL via TI2KAC.
Also TI5W will be QRV from from Costa Rica. The team consisting
of Kamal/N3KS, Chris/KL9A, Mark/M0DXR and Nathan/N4YDU will
operate in the contest in the M/2 category. Outside the contest
look for them as TI5/homecalls. QSL via N3YIM (d).
V2, Antigua and Barbuda:
Alan, N3AD will operate as V26M in the ARRL DX SSB.
QSL via W3HNK.
Ken, JR1JYR will operate as V63JYR during his visit to Pohnpei
Island (OC-010) from March 5th to 11th. He will be on the air
on 20m - 10m on CW mostly, with a little SSB and digital modes.
QSL via JR1JYR (d), LoTW, eQSL.
Charles, K1XX will operate the ARRL DX SSB as VP2MLL (SOAB)
from Montserrat. QSL via N4OX.
Kurt, W6PH will once again operate as VP9/W6PH in the ARRL DX
SSB Contest (SOAB LP). QSL via W6PH (d).
VU4, Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Followin the HAMTECH 2015, international hams (using the callsign
VU4A) and Indian hams (using VU4I) will be on the air from Port
Blair (AS-001) from March 6th to 18th. http://www.niar.org/
Jeff, N6GQ will once again operate from Nicaragua as YN2AA. His
operation from March 4th to 8th will focus on the ARRL DX SSB
contest, outside the contest he's QRV on all bands (160m - 6m).
QSL via NN3W, LoTW. http://www.n6gq.com/
Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll:
In the 90s, Jari, OH2BU started compiling the "Mega DXpeditions
Honor Roll", will all DX operations that logged more than 30k
contacts. Bernd, DF3CB has taken over the maintenance of this
list and compiled an impressive database, which is hosted on
the German DX Foundation's website:
K1N: Interview with Glenn, W0GJ:
The "Mediterraneo DX Club" (MDXC) published an interview with
K1N co-team leader Glenn, W0GJ, by IZ8CCW.
DX0P from Spratly Islands (AS-051) was announced for April 2015.
Led by Leo/WA6LOS the team consisting of DU1BP, DU2BOQ, DU7RJA,
DV1JM, K6BF, K6BG, WE6DX, WJ1P and WW6CP will operate with several
stations at the same time on 160m - 10m on SSB, CW, RTTY and JT-65.
QSL via WA6LOS.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
DIE Diplom Islas de Espana
DIP Diploma das Ilhas Portuguesas
IARU International Amateur Radio Union
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
PIP Portuguese Islands Plaque
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
07./08.03. ARRL DX SSB Contest
07./08.03 Open Ukraine RTTY Contest
08.03. UBA Spring Contest
08.03. YL activity day
08.03. DARC 10m-Digital 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
AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Felipe, NP4Z will operate the ARRL DX
SSB Contest as EE8Z from the station of the "Los Chachos Contest
Club", Island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276) in the SOAB
category. QSL via N4AO (d), LoTW.
AF-014; CT9, Madeira Archipelago: Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF
will be QRV from Madeira (DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053)
from March 5th to April 1st. Signing CT9/homecall they will
mainly be on the WARC bands, operating CW.
QSL via Homecalls (d/B) or request by email: dl3kwr[@]darc.de /
dl3kwf[@]darc.de. http://www.dl3kwf.com/ http://www.dl3kwr.de/
NA-001; C6, Great Bahama Bank group: Rob, K4OV and Lee, N1BA will be
operating from the Bahamas as C6ATF from March 4th to 9th. This
includes an operation in the ARRL DX SSB Contest.
QSL via K4OV (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
NA-105; PJ7, Sint Maarten: Members of the "Uruguay DX group"
Gustavo/CX2AM, Mario/CX4CR, Rainert/CX8FB and Humberto/CX3AN
will visit Sint Maarten (WLOTA 0711) from February 28th to March
9th and operate as PJ7C in holiday style (80m - 10m, CW/SSB).
QSL via EB7DX.
OC-195; VK7, Furneaux group: Tim/VK4HFO, Chris/VK3FY and Christian/EA3NT
will operate as VK7FG from Flinders Island (VKFF-175, WW Loc. QE49)
from March 5th to 9th. They will have three stations on the air and
operate on all bands from 160m to 6m. Flinders Island counts for the
"Antarctic Challenge Award". QSL via M0OXO, OQRS.
OC-210; YC8, Sangihe Island: Ronald, YC8ROP will take part in the ARRL
International DX SSB Contest from Sangihe Island (WLOTA 2486) in the
SOSB 15m LP category. QSL via YC8ROP direct, LoTW.
SA-099; PJ2, Curacao: John/K6AM, Chad/WE9V and Geoff/W0CG/PJ2DX
will take part in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest as PJ2T
in the M/S category from Curacao (WLOTA LH-0942). Some of the OPs
will be QRV as PJ2/homecalls before and after the contest.
QSL PJ2T via W3HNK, LoTW.