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           DXNL 1993 - June 15, 2016

                      DX Newsletter


                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



3B8, Mauritius:

     Robert/M0RCX will be back on Mauritius Island (AF-049, WLOTA 0595,

     WW Loc. LG89rt) between June 15 and July 14. QRV as 3B8/M0RCX on HF

     and 6m (SSB and digital modes). QSL via EB7DX, LoTW, eQSL.


4J, Azerbaijan:

     The special event stations 4JF1BAKU, 4JF1EU, and 4KF1BAKU all

     operate around the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku between the

     17th and 19th. QSL for 4JF1BAKU via 4J4K, 4JF1EU via 4J3DJ (d),

     LoTW; 4KF1BAKU via 4J6RO.


5W, Samoa:

     Tom/KC0W begins to operate as 5W0COW on the 15th. QSL via KC0W (d).


9N, Nepal:

     Nobuaki/JA0JHQ is going to put Nepal on the air from Kathmandu

     between June 16 and 20 (including the All Asian DX CW Contest). QRV

     on 40-6m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via JA0JHQ (d/B), LoTW.



C5, The Gambia:

     Koji/JM1CAX is currently operating as C5NX during his spare time

     until June 18 on 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10m on CW. Send your QSL via

     JM1CAX (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.


DL, Germany:

     DR777RI (special DOK 777RI), marking the 777th anniversary of the

     town Rinteln, remains active until the end of the year. QSL via

     DL8OBQ (d/B).


     DA200FGK draws attention to the 200th birthday of Friedrich Gottlob

     Keller, who invented the wood pulp process, still in use today in

     papermaking. QRV until the end of the month, handing out the

     special DOK 200FGK. QSL via bureau.


F, France:

     Vitaly/F4WBU is going to bring the special calls TM15CEF (June

     10-22) and TM15F (June 25-July 3, July 5-10) on the air during the

     European Football Championship. QRV mostly on 40 and 20m (SSB). QSL

     for both calls via F4WBU.


FJ, Saint Barthelemy:

     Dave/W9DR and Tom/W9AEB will be active from St. Barthelemy (NA-146,

     DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) between the 17th and 29th, signing

     FJ/homecalls. Tom is expected on 40-10m (CW, SSB), and Dave on 6m

     (50.115, beacon on 50.1157). QSL via homecalls.


G, England:

     GB2NWA and GB100NWA are both operating on the weekends of June

     18/19 and 25/26 for an International Museum event and the

     Air-Britain Fly-In. QSL for both calls via G0TOC (d/B).


     On June 18/19, the International Museum Weekend, GB2NCM will be

     active from the National Coalmining Museum (WAB SE21), and GB2CM

     from Crossness Museum. QSL for GB2NCM via bureau, M0RBG (d); GB2CM

     via G4DFI (d/B).


GM, Scotland:

     GB2DRC, a special event station, is currently active until June 30

     from Dunrobin Castle (WAB NC80), QSL via GS0IYP.


HI, Dominican Republic:

     The Radio Club Dominicano celebrates its 90th anniversary with the

     call HI8RCD on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m until July 12.


J6, St. Lucia:

     Bill/K9HZ is currently active as J68HZ from Saint Lucia Island

     (NA-108) on 160-2m (CW, SSB, RTTY) until June 19. QSL via K9HZ (d),

     LoTW, eQSL, Clublog.


     Bill/KG4ZXN will be operating as J6/KG4ZXN for a week from June 20

     on from Gros Islat. QRV on 40-6m, mostly during the morning hours;

     a short trip to Martinique is also possible. QSL via KG4ZXN (d),

     LoTW, eQSL.


LX, Luxembourg:

     Operators from 4 countries (France, Germany, The Netherlands,

     Luxembourg) will be operating the special event station LX8SAR

     during the SAARLORLUX friendship meeting from June 17 to 19. QSL

     via bureau.


OE, Austria:

     OE2016EURO operates around the European Football Championship until

     July 10. QSL via bureau.


OX, Greenland:

     Naoyuki/JK1FNL plans to get active from Greenland (NA-018) between

     the 19th and 24th as OX/NA8O on 40-10m. QSL via JK1FNL (d/B).


PY, Brazil:

     The Amateur Radio Satellite Community celebrates its first

     "birthday" on the air with the calls ZV8SAT, ZX9SAT, ZV1SAT, and

     ZV2SAT until the end of the month. QRV on Sats; QSL for all calls

     via PT9BM (B), LoTW. http://www.arsatc.org/home.html


T8, Palau:

     Katsu/JE6DND puts Koror Island (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77fi) on the air

     from June 18 to 21 with the call T88HK. QRV on 160-6m on CW, SSB,

     digital modes. QSL via JE6DND (d).


UA, Russia:

     R15EURO operates in the context of the Football Championship until

     July 10. QSL via RQ7L.


     The following special event stations are celebrating the 80th

     anniversary of the Jaroslavl region between June 12 and August 31:

     R80YRG, R80RYG, R80PEG, R80BSR, R80BGR, R80BRR, R80GYR, R80DAR,

     R80LRR, R80MYR, R80NKR, R80NER, R80PER, R80PMR, R80POR, R80ROR,

     R80RYR, R80TRR, R80UGR, and R80YRR. An award for this event is also

     available. QSL via RC3M. http://www.ro3m.ru/


XX9, Macao:

     Gerben/PG5M is going to activate Macao from the Grand Coloane

     Resort (AS-075) between the 20th and 27th as XX9TGM. QRV on HF, CW

     only. QSL via PG5M (OQRS), ClubLog. http://dx.to/



Other stuff:


Kids Day 2016:

     June 18 sees one of this year's Kids Days. The event, brought into

     life by the ARRL, aims to acquaint youngsters with our hobby. For

     details see: http://www.arrl.org/kids-day


QSL cards at the HAM Radio:

     The Swiss DX Foundation will make QSL cards for 4U0ITU (2015)

     4U1ITU, 4U150ITU (2015), 4U1UN, 4U70UN, HB14SAF, HB9SOLAR, and

     HB9SPACE available at this year's Ham Radio. (Herbert, HB9BOU)


Japan International DX Meeting:

     The Japan International DX Meeting is going to take place in Tokyo

     on August 20. There will be, among others, presentations on

     VP8STI/SGI by N6PSE and K3LP, and by F6BEE on FT4JA. G7VJR is going

     to present on the Integration of Information Technology and Amateur

     Radio. See: http://www.jidxm.jp/e/index.html





Bouvet Island:

     Ralph/K0IR, Bob/K4UEE, and Erling/LA6VM have quietly worked on a

     project that is designed to bring them to Bouvet at the end of 2017

     / beginning of 2018. They have put together a team, and developed a

     financing plan. A website will be up eventually with further

     information and details on how to support this effort.



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

COTA     Castles on the Air

DDFM     Diplome des Departements Francais de la Metropole

DFCF     Diplome des Forts et Chateaux de France

DIFM     Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine

DIFO     Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer

GIOTA    Greek Islands On The Air

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

MIA      Mediterranean Sea Island Award

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

SOTA     Summits on the Air

WAB      Worked All Britain

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship

WWFF     World Wide Flora & Fauna



Upcoming Contests:


18./19.06.             JARL AA DX Contest

18./19.06.             Ukrainian Classic RTTY Cont.

18.06.                 FIRAC VHF-Contest

18.06.                 AGCW-DL VHF/UHF Contest

18./19.06.             Stew Perry Topband Challenge

18./19.06.             West Virginia QSO Party



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: Wolfgang/ DK1HW will be active

     holiday-style from Mushimasgali Island (WW Loc. MJ63) between the

     20th and 28th as 8Q7HW. QRV on HF (CW, SSB, PSK31). QSL via DK1HW



EU-014, TK, Corsica Island: Chris/F5OHM spends his holiday on

     Corsica from the 19th to 24th. QRV as TK/F5OHM from Vico (DDFM 2A,

     DIFM TK-001, WLOTA 1390, MIA MCO-001 WW Loc. JN42jd) on 40-10m on

     SSB and CW. QSL via F5OHM.


EU-052; SV, Ioeiros/ Dytiki Ellas Region group: Dave/GM0LVI

     operates from Zakynthos Island (GIOTA INS-015, WLOTA 0209, MIA

     MG-138) between June 17 and July 6 signing SV8/GM0LVI/p with a 10W

     rig and a vertical antenna. QSL via h/c (d/B).


EU-076; LA, Lofoten Islands: Martin/DL5RMH will be holidaying there

     from the 15th to 25th, operating as LA/DL5RMH on HF (SSB and CW).

     QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW.


EU-076; LA, Lofoten Islands: Ad/PB3A pays Lofoten a visit from June

     18 to 25. QRV as LA/PB3A/p on 80-10m (SSB, CW). He hopes to

     activate one or more SOTA references as well. QSL via PB3A (d/B).


OC-208, YB8, Banggai Islands: A large team of Indonesian hams is

     going to activate Banggai Islands between the 15th and 20th as YB8O

     on 40-10m (SSB, CW, RTTY). They will first be active from Labobo

     Island (June 15-17), then from Bangkalen Island (18-20). Operators

     are Syafyudin/YB8OUN, Din/YB8RW, Jimmy/YB8OFU, Budi/YC8OBM,

     Basri/YB8PTZ, Haris/YB8NHX, Junias/ YF8NYH, Freeke/YC8NFK, Rachman/

     YC8PZQ, Sudirman/YC8NHN, Hashim/ YC8NRF, Usman/YC8ONC,

     Ilham/YD8POH, Zulkarnain/YD8MGN, and Kasrim/YD8MKA. QSL via YB8RW.



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


JA7GAX: Nag/JA7GAX plans to activate some of the 13 yet unactivated

     JAFF-references on Hokkaido during a tour lasting several weeks

     (starting on June 13). QSL via JA7GAX.


New WWFF-Coordinators:

     Nenad/YU2M takes over temporarily as 4OFF-coordinator, and

     Vlado/Z35M will be the new coordinator in Macedonia. Both aim to

     further develop the WWFF-programme in their respective regions.



WCA Activities




CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz

SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz


World Castles Weekend 2016:

     The 2016 World Castles Weekend takes place on June 18/19. On both

     days, amateur radio operators will be active from relevant sites.

     For a list of stations see: http://wcagroup.org/?page_id=4571


Chateau D'Angoute & Chateau de La Folie Desmare:

     Patrick/F4GFE activates Chateau D'Angoute (WCA F-05471, DFCF

     17-078) /p, and Franck/F4DTO gets on the air from Chateau de La

     Folie Desmare (WCA F-06028, DFCF 92-031). QSL via homecalls (d/B).


Copsa Mica Fortified Church - YO-01059:

     Vasile/YO6EX puts Copsa Mica Fortified Church (WCA YO-01059, RFA

     SB-F105) on the air for the castle weekend. QRV as YO6EX/p, mostly

     on CW. QSL via YO6EX (d/B).


Ruine Massenburg- OE-01010:

     Alex/OE6FTE activates this castle ruin (WCA OE-01010, COTA-OE

     OE-61010) on the weekend. QSL via OE6FTE (d/B).


Castle of Mytilene SV-00042:

     The radio club of Lesbos Island joins the castle weekend as SZ8LES

     from Mytilene (EU-049, SV-00042). QSL via direct, eQSL.


Burg Mylau - DL-01267:

     Karl/DL1JKK is going to activate Mylau castle (WCA DL-01267,

     COTA-DL SAX-161). QSL via bureau or direct.


Petrus & Namasija Castle:

     Vojkan/YU2TT plans to put Petrus Castle (WCA YU-00031) and Namasija

     Castle (WCA YU-00045) on the air on the 18th as YU2TT/p on 40, 20,

     and 10m. QSL via YU2TT (B).


Bydlin Castle - SP-00829:

     A team of operators will be active from Bydlin Castle (WCA

     SP-00829, ZWP MOZ01, SPFF-0093) as SP9YFF/p. QSL via SP9WAN (d),