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            DXNL 2002 - August 17, 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



CY9, St. Paul Island:

     Randy/ N0TG, Jay/K4ZLE, Bill/K5DHY, Wayne/ K8LEE, John/N8AA,

     Phil/VA3QR, Murray/ WA4DAN, Will/AA4NC, Lee/WW2DX, Ray/ W2RE, and

     Pat/N2IEN are going to pay St. Paul Island a visit from the 19th to

     29th. QRV on 160-10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY from two locations. QSL

     via ClubLog OQRS and via WA4DAN (d). http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/


E7, Bosnia-Herzegovina:

     E717MFF, a special event station from Siroki Brijeg, operates

     around the 17th Mediterranean Film Festival, hosted in the town,

     between Aug. 23 and 28. QSL via E73Y.


EA, Spain:

     EG5CMU draws attention to the Cante de las Minas, the most

     important Flamenco event world-wide. QRV from the 20th until Sept.

     4. QSL via EA5RHD (d/B).


HB9, Switzerland:

     HB88YL, located in Hedingen (WW Loc. JN47fh), will be operated by

     YLs from Switzerland, France, and Germany between the 19th and 21st

     on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via bureau.


JD1, Ogasawara:

     The Japan Amateur Radio Development Association (JARD) celebrates

     its 25th anniversary with an activation of Chichijima Island

     (AS-031) by the JARD Ogasawara Ham Club with the call JD1YBV. QRV

     between the 23rd and 28th on 40-6m (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL via JA1HQG



K, United States of America:

     N1S will be active from the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) at the Submarine

     Base New London on Aug. 20 (13z-21z). For QSL info see qrz.com.


OA, Peru:

     Watch out for Arno/DL1CW operating as OA7/DL1CW between Aug. 17 and

     Sept. 10 on HF. QSL via h/c (d/B).


PA, Netherlands:

     PF34CAVENTE operates in the context of a summer camp for children

     (4-12 years of age) and takes its suffix from the organising

     society. Members of the radio club in Vaassen will be active from

     the 17th to 20th on 40, 20, 15, and 2m on FM, PSK, and RTTY. QSL

     via PA7HPH (d/B).


     PA150N and PG150N celebrate the 150th anniversary of the seaside

     resort Noordwijk between Aug. 19 and Sept. 15. QSL via PA7DA (d/B).


SM, Sweden & LA, Norway:

     Uli/DF5SF activates Morokulien on Aug. 18 - 20 as SJ9WL and LG5LG

     on CW, with a focus on working QRP stations (5kc down from the QRP

     frequencies). QSL for both calls via LA7TIA.


V3, Belize:

     Victor/WB0TEV operates as V31VP between the 19th and 23rd

     (including the SARTG RTTY Contest and the North American QSO Party

     - SSB). QSL via WB0TEV (d/B).


YJ, Vanuatu:

     Tom/KC0W moves on with his Cows Over the World International

     DXpedition to Vanuatu. QRV as YJ0COW between Aug. 21 and Sept. 21

     on HF (CW only). QSL via KC0W (d).


W7GJ's Pacific Trip:

     Lance/W7GJ will be active as T8GJ from Palau (OC-009) between Aug.

     18 and 25, and from Falalop Island (OC-078) as V6M between Aug. 29

     and Sept. 3. QRV on 6m EME. QSL via W7GJ (d).




Other stuff:


VE3LYC/KL7 - Website:

     Have a look at Cezar's page for more information and a QSL request

     feature concerning his recent IOTA trip as VE3LYC/KL7 on Cooper

     Island (NA-127): http://ve3lyc-kl7.weebly.com/



     Charles/M0OXO has received a new batch of QSLs for VY0ERC (NA-008)

     from the printers and accepts Online QSL Requests.






3Y, Bouvet Island:

     An international team (DJ9ZB, EY8MM, HK1R, K0IR, K4UEE, K9CT,


     W6IZT, W8HC, and WB9Z) has been assembled for a trip to Bouvet

     Island (AN-002) in 2018 as 3Y0Z. See also: http://www.bouvetdx.org/

     (Info from Ralph/K0IR, Bob/K4UEE)


D4, Cape Verde:

     Ralf/DK8FA activates Boavista Island (AF-086) holiday-style between

     Sept. 15 and 28 as D44TUJ with a focus on 20 and 17m (digital

     modes). QSL via DK8FA.


YV0, Aves Island:

     Members of the Radioaficionados de Venezuela (ARV) depart for Aves

     Island (NA-020 on Aug. 31 for a 7-10 day activation as YX0V during

     September. QSL via W4DTA, OQRS.


8Q, Maldives:

     Haru/JA1XGI will be active with the call 8Q7XG during October on

     HF. QSL via JA1XGI.



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

DPLF     Diplome des Phares du Littoral Francais

ILLW     International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

IOTA     Islands on the Air

JARD     Japan Amateur Radio Development Association

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

PGA      Polish Gmina Award

WAB      Worked All Britain

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship



Upcoming Contests:


20./21.08.             SARTG RTTY Contest

20./21.08.             RDA Contest

20./21.08.             Keymen's Club of Japan

20./21.08.             North American 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



AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Mauro/IV3HAX is currently active from

     Fuerteventura until the 27th as EA8/IV3HAX on HF (CW, RTTY). QSL

     via LoTW, OQRS.


AF-064; ZS, Western Cape Province South West group: Jan/ZS1VDV,

     Paul/ZS1V, Bani/ZS1BM, and Bruce/ZS1FX activate Robben Island on

     Aug. 19 to 21 with the call ZS9V. QSL via M0OXO, ClubLog OQRS.


AF-094; 7X, Mediterranean Sea Coast West group: Operators from the

     Amateurs Radio Algeriens Club are going to put Plane Island (WW

     Loc. IM95ns) on the air from the 17th to 20th as 7V9A. For QSL

     information see qrz.com.


AS-097; 9M2, Melaka/ Johor State West group: The Melaka DX Club

     works from Undan Island (ILLW MY0017, WLOTA 3792, ARLHS WMA-013)

     between Aug. 19 and 22 as 9M2MI. QRV on 80-10m (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL

     via 9M2YOT (d).


EU-008; GM/MM, Inner Hebrides: Lutz/DL5KUA and Stefan/DJ7AO are

     going to spend the ILLW weekend (Aug. 21/22) on Islay and activate

     the LH Carraig Fhada (ARLHS SCO-043, ILLW UK0203, WAB NR33, WW Loc.

     IO65vo) together with Gav/M1BXF. QRV on 80-10m on SSB and CW with

     two rigs. QSL via DL5KUA (d/B).


EU-121; EI/EJ, Irish Coastal Islands: A team fielded by the Lagan

     Valley Amateur Radio Society (GI4GTY) will be active from the LH

     Arranmore (ILLW IE0017) as EJ0L from the 18th to 22nd. QRV on 80,

     40, 20, and 15m (SSB, CW, maybe RTTY). QSL via MI0BPB (d).


NA-029; VY2, Prince Edward Island: VY2PLH, operated by VE9BGC,

     VY2HF, KD1LU, VY2IX, and VY2GF, will be active from the lighthouses

     Wood Islands (ARLHS CAN-535), Wood Islands Harbour Front Range

     Light (ARLHS CAN-536), and Wood Islands Harbour Rear Range Light

     (ARLHS CAN-537). They are all located on Wood Island with the ILLW

     reference CA-0051. QSL via VY2GF (d).


NA-038; VE2, Quebec Province (La Madeleine Islands) group:

     Normand/VE2DVG operates from La Madelaine Island between Aug. 21

     and Sept. 2. QSL via homecall (d).


OC-233; VK7, Tasmania's Coastal Islands: Tony/VK3VTH plans to

     activate the following VKFF-areas on King Island as VK3VTH/7

     between the 18th and 22nd:

        Aug. 18: Cape Wickham State Reserve (VKFF-1134)

        Aug. 19: Lavinia State Reserve (VKFF-1142)

        Aug. 20: ILLW: Currie Lighthouse (AU-0016)

        Aug. 21: ILLW: Currie Lighthouse (AU-0016)

        Aug. 22: Seal Rocks State Reserve (VKFF-1148)

     QRV usually from 0430z onwards on 40 and then 20m (SSB).

     QSL via VK3VTH (d/B), eQSL.


SA-030; CX, San Jose/ Montevideo/ Canelones Department group: Ops

     LU3HKA/Hector, LU7HA/Norberto, LU7HBL/ Roberto, LU7FCL/Geronimo,

     LU7YG/Gustavo, LU2HNP/Juan, LU2HLC/Carlos, and LU5HA/Marcos

     activate the LH Faro de la Isla de Flores" (ILLW UY0009, WW Loc.

     GF25ab) between Aug. 18 and 21 with the call CV5ER. For QSL

     information see qrz.com.




Lighthouse Activities


     ILLW Weekend Aug. 20/21 The coming weekend sees this year's edition

     of the International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend (ILLW). More

     than 420 activations have been announced so far:



Cape Willoughby Lighthouse - AU-0095:

     John/VK5EMI, Chris/VK4FR, Paul/VK5PAS, Michael/VK5FVSV, and

     Andrew/VK5CV operate from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse (AU-0095, WW

     Loc. PF94bd) on Kangaroo Island (OC-139) as VK5CWL. QSL via VK5PAS.


Faro de Roncali - CU0002:

     The DX Group Cuba (GDXC), the Havana Contest Group (HCG), and the

     RC Havana join their forces to activate the LH Faro de Roncali

     (ILLW CU0002, NA-015) as T42R. Operators are CO2JD, CO2XK, CO2II,


     CM2AQD, CM2CD, CM2CK, CM2MM, CL2TE, and CL2YPR. QSL via EA7FTR.


Colon Lighthouse - CU0007: Sandor/CO7SF, Josue/CO7RR, Pavel/CO7WT,

     Pancho/ CO7FR, and Alex/CL7HQ are going to sign T47LH from Colon

     Lighthouse (ILLW CU0007) on Sabinal Key (NA-015) QRV on 160-10m,

     60m, and 2m on SSB, CW, digital modes. QSL info see qrz.com.


Leuchtturm Karnin - DE0013:

     DL0MFK/LH will be active from the LH Karnin (ILLW DE0013, ARLHS

     FED-274) on Usedom (EU-129). QSL via bureau.


Feuerschiff Laesoe Rende - DE0061: DK5T/LH will be operated by

     Dieter/DL2LH, Marcus/ DF1DV, Eckhard/DH8AF, and Andreas/DK5ON from

     the lightship Laesoe Rende (ARLHS FED-142, ILLW DE0061), which was

     built in 1886 and is now moored near Kiel. QSL via DK5ON (d/B).


Kerlede Lighthouse - FR0016:

     Christian/F5OHH, Joel/F8EZZ, and Dyd/F4ELJ activate the LH (ILLW FR

     0016, DPLF PB189, WW Loc. IN87vg) as TM2LW. QSL comes automagically

     via bureau.


Berck I Light - FR0014:

     Hans/DJ8EI, Stefan/DJ5KX, Dirk/DL7DSW, Klaus/DO1KT, Dietmar/DK5OPA,

     Ralf/ DO6VH, SWL Kathrin, Stefanie/DL7DHL, and Michael/DG9LKA pay

     the LH Berck I Light (ILLW FR0014, ARLHS FRA-159) a visit and will

     operate with the special event call TM0BSM. QSL via DK5OPA (d/B).


Uttan Point Lighthouse - IN0005:

     AT2L will be on the air from Uttan Point Lighthouse (ILLW IN0005,

     ARLHS IND-119, Admirality F-0499). Operators on 40, 20, 17, and 15m

     (SSB, digital modes) are Ajaya/VU2DE, Gaurav/VU2WE, and

     Jatin/VU2KWJ. QSL via VU2KWJ (d/B) and ClubLog OQRS.


Fort Aguada Lighthouse - IN0018/IN019:

     The Goa Radio Amateurs Society (GRAS) activates Fort Aguada Range

     Front Lighthouse (ILLW IN0019) and Fort Aguada Range Rear

     Lighthouse (ILLW IN0018) with the call AU1LH. The team consists of

     Manju/VU2SMS, Amey/VU3MEY, and Roni/VU2ROE. QRV on 40, 20, 15, and

     10m on CW, SSB, digital modes. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog, VU2SMS (d).


Ustka Lighthouse - PL0017:

     SN19LH will be active from the LH Ustka (ILLW PL0017, ARLHS

     POL-020, PGA SL10, WW Loc: JO84ko). QSL via SP5EZJ (d/B).


Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse - TR0002:

     TA1CQ, 1CR, 1FR, 1PB, and 1UT are going to operate with the call

     TC1LHW from Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse (ILLW TR0002). QSL only via



St. Mary's Lighthouse - UK0021:

     Carl/2E0HPI is going to sign his call /p from the LH St. Mary (ILLW

     UK-0021, GFF-0329, WAB NZ37) on 80-10m with a KX2. QSL via h/c

     (d/B), eQSL.


Burry Port Habour Lighthouse - UK0044:

     GB1BPL of the Llanelli Amateur Radio Society will be active from

     Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse (ILLW UK0044) on HF (SSB, CW, PSK31).

     QSL via 2W0DSP (d/B), eQSL.


Helwick Light Ship - UK0046:

     The Swansea & District Amateur Radio Club operates during the

     weekend from the Helwick Light Ship (ILLW UK0046) at the Swansea

     Maritime Museum using the callsign GB3HLS on HF and 2m. QSL via

     bureau. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3130273


Algerian Lighthouse on the Air:

     The Algerian Amateur Radio Union activates Cap Ivi (ARLHS ALG-013,

     WW Loc. JM06cc) with the call 7Y9LI between the 17th and 22nd. QSL

     via SM4VPZ. http://www.aru-dz.org/



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


Nature Park Am Stettiner Haff - DLFF-0037:

     Christian/DL7AG and Uwe/DO2TO operate with their homecalls /p from

     this reference between the 16th and 21st. The location also

     comprises the lighthouse Kamp-Karnin-Oberfeuer (ARLHS FED-359, ILLW

     DE0072). QSL via homecall (d/B).


Peak National Park - GFF-0014:

     The Macclesfield & District Amateur Radio Society activates this

     park from the 19th to 21st with the call GX4MWS/p on HF.


JAFF Awards:

     JAFF awards are now available from the WWFF-website, beginning with

     11 confirmed references.