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DXNL 2002 - August 17, 2016
a free and weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
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/
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.
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).
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.
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.
Watch out for Arno/DL1CW operating as OA7/DL1CW between Aug. 17 and
Sept. 10 on HF. QSL via h/c (d/B).
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.
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).
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).
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,
LA6VM, N4GRN, N6HC, N9TK, NM1Y, PA5M, UA3AB, VA7DX, VE7CT, W0GJ,
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.
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
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 (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: 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.
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,
CO2AME, CO2WDB, CM2KL, CM2YV, CM2PTE, CM2CVV, CM2MIL, CM2RW,
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
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
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
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/
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 are now available from the WWFF-website, beginning with
11 confirmed references.