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          DXNL 1963 - November 18, 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)


            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO



3B9, Rodriguez Island:

     Matthias, DF6LO, will be active between the 24th and 29th as 3B9RF

     from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WW Loc. MH10rh). QRV on HF on CW and

     JT65. QSL via LoTW, eQSL.


     Olof, G0CKV, is going to pay Rodriguez Island a visit from the 19th

     to 29th and uses the call 3B9HA. QSL via LoTW.


3W, Vietnam:

     Mats, RM2D, gets on the air as XV2D from the 23rd until Dec. 5 from

     Phan Tiet. QRV on HF on CW and SSB, with a focus on the CQWW DX CW

     Contest. QSL via LoTW, direct route to be announced later.


5W, Samoa:

     Lars, ZL1IF, goes to Upolu Island (OC-097) and operates as 5W0IF

     from the 21st until Dec. 3. QRV on 80-10m, mostly on CW and with a

     focus onthe CQWW Contest. He runs a K3, 500W amplifier, a hex beam,

     a Butternut vertical and a 40m delta loop. QSL via LoTW, ZL1iF (d).


9G, Ghana:

     Alan, G3XAQ, is currently operating as 9G5XA until the 21st. QSL

     via G3SWH.


9X, Rwanda:

     Nick, G3RWF, returns to Rwanda from the 18th until Dec. 2. QRV as

     9X0NH on 80-10m, also during the CQWW Contest. QSL via G3RWF (d/B),

     ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.


C9, Mozambique:

     Marko, N5ZO, operates as C92ZO from the 22nd until Dec. 1 from

     Praia de Bilene. His main objective will be the CQWW Contest from

     rare zone 37, QRV before and after the contest on HF (CW and SSB).

     QSL via OH0XX, OQRS.


CE0, Easter Islands:

     Serge, RZ3FW and Sergey, R4WAA, will be active from Easter Islands

     (SA-001, CEFF-027, DICE ICE-001) between the 24th and Dec. 2,

     signing CE0Y/homecalls. QRV on HF, mostly on CW, but also some SSB

     and digital modes. QSL via homecalls, ClubLog OQRS.


DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (V) between

     the 16th and 22nd, and by district Baden (A) from the 23rd to 29th.

     DK65DARC will be operated by districts Westfalen-Nord (N) and

     Schwaben (T) during the respective time periods.


EL, Liberia:

     Donald, KD4UDU, remains active as EL2DW until December 17. QSL via



FR, Reunion Island:

     Anne, OH2YL, operates from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001)

     between the 22nd and Dec. 1 as FR/OH2YL on 160-10m (CW). QSL via

     OH2YL (d/B). http://www.froh2yl.com/


HR, Honduras:

     John, G4IRN, gets on the air from Honduras as HR5/G4IRN between the

     22nd and 30th. QRV during the CQWW Contest as HR2J. QSL for both

     calls (HR2J only for John's activity) via G4IRN, ClubLog OQRS.



HS, Thailand:

     Erich, HB9FIH, is currently active from Koh Samui (AS-101) as

     HS0ZLS until Nov. 25. QRV on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via

     HB9FIH (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.


J3, Grenada:

     Adrian, KO8SCA, will be operating holiday-style from the 23rd to

     29th as J3/KO8SCA. QRV with a K3, amplifier, spider beam and

     dipoles on 40-10m on SSB and CW. QSL via h/c, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.


J6, St. Lucia:

     Gary, K9AW, will be active again as J6/K9AW from the 24th until

     Dec. 7, including the CQWW Contest. QSL via K9AW (d7B), LoTW.


JA, Japan:

     Members of the Sendai Tuning DX Club (JH7YES) operate the special

     event station 8J7XMAS until the end of the year. QSL via bureau,

     JH7YES (d).


OA, Peru:

     The Radio Club Peruano celebrates its 85th anniversary on the air

     with the call OA85O until the end of 2015. QRV also during the CQWW

     Contest. QSL via OA4O, LoTW.


PJ4, Bonaire:

     Operators Scott/W4PA, Norman/WF7T, Robert/S53R, and Peter/PJ4NX

     join forces to operate PJ4Q during the CQWW Contest. QRV before and

     after from the 21st to 30th signing PJ4/homecalls. QSL PJ4Q via



PJ7, St. Maarten:

     The second stage during the trip of Toshi/JA1ELY, Yuki/JH1NBN, and

     Hal/JR4OZR brings them to St. Maarten (NA-105) from the 19th to

     25th. QRV as PJ7ELY with two setups on 80-10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY.

     QSL via JA1ELY (d).


PZ, Suriname:

     PZ5W will be operated by Ronald/N0AT, Gregor/ DF7OGO, William/

     W0OR, Vladimir/N0STL, Alan/K0AD, and Thomas/K3WT from the 23rd to

     Dec. 2, and of course during the contest. QSL via N0AT (d/B), LoTW,



SP, Poland:

     The club station SP9YFF, one of the most active in the WWFF

     programme, will use the special event call SP500YFF until the end

     of January 2016 to mark its activation of more than 500 activated

     references. QSL via SP9WAN, LoTW.


T2, Tuvalu:

     Dean/KW7XX, Dick/N7RO, Tim/NL8F, Steve/ VE7CT, and Paul/W7IV are

     going to put Tuvalu (OC-015) on the air from the 24th until Dec. 2.

     QRV as T2TT with up to three rigs on 160-10m on CW, SSB, and

     digital modes. QSL via K8NA (d), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.

     http://www.cq-tuvalu-fiji.com/ http://www.rfjunkies.com/


T8, Palau:

     Yasu, JH2DFJ, and JA2DST operate as T88DF and T88UA between the

     19th and 25th from Koror Island (OC-009). QSL via homecalls.


TA, Turkey:

     Members of the Balkan Contest Group (LZ5X) are going to aim at the

     Asian M/2 record during the CQWW Contest. QRV from Bozcaada Island

     (AS-099) as TC0A during the contest and before as TA0/LZ5X. QSL via

     LZ1NK. http://www.lz5x.com/


V4, St. Kitts and Nevis:

     Andrew, N2NT, gets on the air as V47NT and V47T (during the

     contest) between the 23rd and 30th. QSL for both calls via W2RQ.



Other stuff:


K1N - Video:

     The K1N Navassa Island video is now available from :






EFA club stations marathon:

     German amateurs with connections to the railway sector (EFA) aim to

     get all their club stations active on the weekend of 13/14 February

     2016, mainly on 80, 40m, and 30m (for RTTY). The marathon is

     intended to give interested hams the opportunity to work EFA's

     award. http://www.efa-dl.de/html/marathon_2016.html



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

BCA      Belgian Castles Award

DICE     Diploma Islas de Chile

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

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award



Upcoming Contests:


20.11.                 YO Intern. PSK31 Contest

20./21.11.             UFT-YL-CW Contest

21./22.11.             LZ DX Contest

21./22.11.             Herbstcontest Koeln-Aachen

21./22.11.             All Austrian 160m Contest

21./22.11.             RSGB 1,8 MHz CW 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



AF-027; FH, Mayotte Island: Peter, DL1RPL, and Soeren, DL3RKS, are

     going to be active between the 19th and Dec. 3 from Mayotte (DIFO

     FH-001, WW Loc. LH27). QRV as FH/DL3RKS on 20-10m, mainly on CW and

     some SSB; as FH/DL1RPL on 2m and 70cm EME (JT65 and CW). QSL via

     homecalls (d/B). http://www.dl1rpl.de/


EU-015; SV9, Crete Island: Christo, LZ3FN, operates as SW9AA

     between the 21st and Dec. 1 from Crete (GIOTA KRS-005), including

     the contest. QSL via LZ1PM.


EU-023; 9H, Malta group: Henning, OZ1BII, will be active as 9H3EE

     from (MIA MM-001, WW Loc. JM75dx). QRV between the 24th and 30th on

     HF, including the contest. QSL via OZ1BII (d/B), ClubLog.



NA-022; VP2E, Anguilla: Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN, are returning to

     Anguilla from the 22nd to 30th. QRV as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR on 40-10m

     on CW, SSB, and RTTY. Rich also plans to participate in the CQWW

     Contest. QSLs via KE1B, LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog OQRS.


NA-145; PJ5/6, Sint Eustatius and Saba Islands: Seppo, OH1VR and

     Henri, OH3JR, are going to put Saba Island (WLOTA 2043) on the air

     from the 23rd until Dec. 3. QRV as PJ6/homecalls with 2 stations on

     HF (CW, SSB, RTTY), also during the contest. QSL via h/c (d).


OC-148; YB9/4W, Timor Island: Adhi, YB3MM, will be operating from

     Timor Island between the 19th and 21st as YB3MM/9 on 80-10m (mainly

     CW). Time perimitting, he hopes to also activate Rote Island

     (OC-241) and Savu Island (OC-151). QSL via YB3MM (d).


OC-157; YB8, Banda Islands & OC-070; YB8, Seram group: Burkhard,

     DL3KZA, and his wife are currently visiting Bandaneira Island

     (OC-157) together with a team of Indonesian amateurs (Yoppy/YB8XM,

     Agus/YC8VRA, and Amir/YB9IPY). QRV as YB8/DL3KZA and homecalls/p or

     /8 until Nov. 20. The group will then move on to Ambon Island

     (OC-070) between the 23rd and 29th. QSLs for YB8/DL3KZA and

     YB9IPY/8 via DL3KZA (d/B), YB8XM/p via YB8XM (d).


OC-244; DU1-4, Luzon's Coastal Islands: Serge/R7KW, Oleg/YL3JM, and

     Rustam/RU6K plan to work holiday-style between the 21st and the

     30th from Mindoro Island as DU1/R7KW and DU1/YL3JM. They also want

     to pay Lubang Island (OC-126) a visit for a day or two. QRV on

     160-6m on CW, SSB, digital modes, and during the contest. QSL via

     K2PF, ClubLog OQRS.


SA-038; PY0R, Atol das Rocas: Sadly, Renner (PY7RP) had to cancel

     his participation in the upcoming activation of the Rocas Atoll

     (see DXNL 1962). Marenga, PU0FDN, is going to operate solo from

     there, but due to his license only on 10 and 12m on SSB.



     SA-058; YV4/5, Carabobo/ Aragua/ Df/ Miranda State group: Members

     of the G5DX Group will be active from Alcatraz Island (WLOTA 1749,

     YVFF-032, WW Loc, FK60am) for a first-time activation between the

     19th and 23rd, signing their homecalls/p or /4. The team consists

     of Francisco/YY4CFS, Juan/YV4ET, Juan/ YV4KW, Manuel/YV4MP,

     Daniel/YV6YV, Antonio/YY4CDM, Geraldine/YY2GAL, and Carlos/YV2CAR.

     QRV on HF (SSB, CW, RTTY). http://www.g5dx.com/



Lighthouse Activities


Cap Tenes Lighthouse - ALG-018:

     Members of the club station 7X2BDX are going to work with the

     special event callsign 7T150LH between the 15th and 30th to mark

     the 150th anniversary of the LH Cap Tenes (ARLHS ALG-018).

     QSL via IK2DUW (d).



WCA Activities




CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz

SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz


Chateau Bivort - ON-00464:

     Pierre, ON7ZC, and Michel, ON4BZ, are going to activate the Chateau

     Bivort (WCA ON-00464, BCA HT-107) on Nov. 22. QRV with their

     homecalls/p from 08z to 13z on 7131 and 14251 on SSB. QSL via h/c