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            DXNL 1989 - May 18, 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



E5, South Cook Islands:

     John/AI6Y will be active between the 23rd and 28th with the call

     E51XYZ from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) on 40-10m running 100W. Logs

     will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.


     Frank/VK3ADT remains active as E51ADT from Rarotonga until May 27.

     QSL via VK3ADT.


F, France:

     The radio club des Radioamateurs du Bas-Rhin 8REF67) celebrates its

     50th anniversary with the call TM50GR until the 29th. QSL via F6KQV

     (d/B), LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog.


HA, Hungary:

     HG10CC joins the Carabinieri on the Air activity between May 20 and

     June 5. QSL via HA3JB (d/B).


HP, Panama:

     HP0CC celebrates the Carabinieri in their 202nd year between May 20

     and June 5 on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSOs count towards the

     COTA award. QSL via IZ4SUC (d/B).



H4, Solomon Islands:

     Roly/ZL1BQD is currently active from Guadalcanal Island (OC-047)

     and Munda Island (OC-149) as H44RR until May 25, running his KX3 in

     JT65. Depending on condx he also plans to show up on CW. QSL via



I, Italy:

     The following stations will be active during the Carabinieri event

     from May 20 to June 5: II1NEC, II5ANC, IQ0JC, IQ3JB, IQ5QG, IQ5XJ,

     IQ6CC, and IQ6GW. QSL for all calls via IZ4SUC (d/B).


ON, Belgium:

     Special event station OS101AB, run by members of the Radio Club des

     Ardennes (ON4RCA), commemorates the 101st Airborne Division during

     the Battle of the Bulge. QRV between May 21 and June 21. QSL via

     bureau, ON4RCA (d).


SP, Poland:

     HF30BLP marks the 30th anniversary of the Bolimow Landscape Park

     between May 20 and Sept. 30. QSL via SP7PCZ (d/B).


TZ, Mali:

     Laurent/F5IXR is currently in Kidal City until June 2 and operates

     as TZ5XR on HF (CW) running 100W and a G5RV. QSL via F5MXH, LoTW.


VK9L, Lord Howe Island:

     Merv/N6NO celebrates his 80th birthday (just like the 75th

     previously) with a visit to Lord Howe Island (OC-004). QRV as VK9OL

     between May 21 and 29 on 40-10m with a focus on WARC bands and CW

     (running 100W and vertical dipoles). QSL via N6NO (d/B), LoTW.


VK9N, Norfolk Island:

     Norfolk Island is going to host the WIA Annual General Meeting 2016

     from May 27 to 29. In addition to VK9NT and VK9PAS, WIA will also

     activate the special event station VI9ANZAC, and VK9WI (from the

     24th on). http://www.wia.org.au/joinwia/wia/2016agm/


     Jim/VK3PC gets active as VK9PC from the 24th onwards on HF (SSB).

     QSL via VK3PC (d/B).


     Even earlier, and also in conjunction with the WIA meeting,

     Chris/VK3QB, Brenton/ VK3YB, Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/ VK3GK, and

     Allan/VK2CA get on the air with the call VK9NT. QRV on 160-6m on

     CW, SSB, and RTTY. They also plan to activate SOTA and WWFF

     locations. QSL via VK2CA (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.



     Tim/NL8F operates as VK9NF between the 24th and June 3. QRV with

     400W and a vertical antenna on HF (digital modes, RTTY, SSB). QSL

     via K8NA.


     Paul/VK5PAS combines the WIA meeting with a holiday on hopes to get

     active somewhat with the call VK9PAS between the 23rd and 30th. QSL

     via M0OXO, LoTW, eQSL.


VQ9, Chagos Islands:

     Randy/WW6RG operates from Diego Garcia (AF-006) between the 25th

     and 30th, signing VQ9RA on HF. QSL via WW6RG (d).


ZS, South Africa:

     Bernie/ZS4TX is currently very active on 2m EME from Bloemfontein.

     QSL via K3FN, LoTW.



Other stuff:


Ice Hockey World Championships 2016:

     QSOs with special event stations in the context of the Ice Hockey

     World Championship with the R16 prefix count towards the following

     free-of-charge awards (European stations score each QSO at 2



     DIGI  "Goaltender"     16 pts

     Phone "Defender"       16 pts

     CW    "Forward"        16 pts

     MIX   "1st Class Star" 48 pts

     MIX   "2nd Class Star" 32 pts

     MIX   "3rd Class Star" 16 pts


     Applications to be made via email to R4AS until June 30:

     support@hamlog.ru. (Rudi, DL3FF)


Mountain Region Erzgebirge:

     Detlef/DO3GEO plans to activate several historical mining sites

     (silver, cobalt, bismuth) around Schneeberg, a prospective UNESCO

     World Heritage location, in German Saxony between May 18 and 25 on

     15 and 80m. MA-DL references to be determined. QSL via DO3GEO

     (d/B), LoTW.


Joe Taylor, K1JT,  named Amateur of the Year:

     Joe Taylor, K1JT, will be named Amateur of the Year at this year's

     Hamvention at Dayton. Joe received the Nobel Prize for Physics in

     1993 for the discovery of PSR 1913+16, a pulsar. Taylor obtained

     his first ham license in 1954 with the call KN2ITP. Following his

     retirement, he developed weak signal encoding software and

     transmission modes such as JT65, WSJT, and WSPR.


GDXF - Best DXpedition 2015:

     The German DX Foundation conducted their annual survey among

     members for the best DXpedition of 2015 with the following ranking:

       1: K1N - Navassa Island (27,5 %)

       2: EP6T (12,4 %)

       3: V73D (11,8 %)

     For complete results see: http://gdxf.de/trophy/results.php

     (Bernd/DF3CB and Franz/DJ9ZB)





Football European Championship 2016:

     France will host the 2016 European Football Championship, beginning

     June 10. Special event stations TM16EURO and TM16EFC are going to

     operate in this context, with an award available as well. QSL via

     REF bureau.


T3, Central Kiribati:


     and WA6O are planning a DXpedition to Kanton Island (OC-043) for

     2017 as T31W. More information to follow.


XU, Cambodia:

     The Mediterraneo DX Club International Team plans to be active from

     Cambodia between Nov. 4 and 14 with the call XU7MDC.



19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend:

     More than 200 participants from over 30 countries have already

     registered for the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship

     Weekend on August 20/21, see: http://illw.net/


Bissagos Islands - AF-020:

     Ops I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, and JA3USA are planning

     to activate Bissagos Islands (AF-020) during November on 160-10m.

     More information to follow.



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

COTA     Carabinieri on the Air

DID      Deutsches Inseldiplom

DIE      Diplom Islas de Espana

ILLW     International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

SOTA     Summits on the Air

WCA      World Castles Award

WIA      The Wireless Institute of Australia

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship



Upcoming Contests:


21./22.05.             King of Spain Contest

21./22.05.             Hessen Contest

21.05.                 UN DX Contest

21./22.05.             EU PSK DX Contest

21./22.05.             Baltic Contest

22.05.                 Hamburg 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



AS-004, 5B, Cyprus Island: Ralph/DL9MWG will be active from Cyprus

     between May 22 and June 4 signing 5B/Dl9MWG on 80-10m (mostly CW).

     QSL via h/c (d/B).


AS-201, TA, Sea of Marmara Islands: Members of the TRAK Radio Club

     YM1KD are going to activate Sivriada Island from the 23rd to 25th

     on HF with the call TC0TC. QSL via YM1KD.


IOTA & WWFF-Expedition by DL2VFR:

     Ric/DL2VFR goes off on a Scandinavian tour on the 17th with

     a ferry to Helsinki. First on his list is EU-101 as OH6/DL2VFR. On

     May 21 he plans to reach Vardoe (EU-141, Finmark County East group)

     and hopes to operate as LA/DL2VFR until the 25th, mostly on CW. Ric

     also plans to put LAFF-0035 and maybe some other LAFF references

     during that time. On the 25th he leaves the island and will try to

     activate EU-139 (as SD7V/2) or OHFF-0167 enroute to Helsinki before

     his ferry sails on the 27th. All these plans depend on wx

     conditions. QSL for all calls via DL2VFR (d/B).


EU-004; EA6, Balearic Islands: Klaus/DD1AY operates holiday-style

     from Ibiza (WLOTA 0958, DIE E-023) between May 22 and June 4 as

     EA6/DD1AY. QRV on 80, 40, 20, and 15m with 100W, a dipole, and a

     vertical (SSB). QSL via h/c (B).


EU-028; I*5, Toscana (Tuscany) Region group: Giuseppe/IK5WWA is

     going to activate Capraia from the 23rd to 27th as IA5/IK5WWA. QSL

     via IK5WWA (d/B).


EU-047; DL, Niedersachsen State group: Raimund/DL1EGR operates

     holiday-style /p from Juist (DID N03) between the 18th and 21st on

     80-10m. QSL via DL1EGR.


EU-123; GM/MM, Scottish Coastal Islands: Members of the Camb-Hams

     group will be active from Arran between the 22nd and 29th as

     GS3PYE/p. QRV on 80-10m with several rigs, 6m, 4m, 2m, and via

     satellites. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. http://dx.camb-hams.com/


Algerian Lighthouse on the Air:

     Members of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union are going to activate

     a number of lighthouses during the next months (see DXNL 1986).

     The next one coming up will be Cap Tenes (ARLHS ALG-018, WW Loc.

     JM06qn) from May 19 to 23 as 7Y9GH.

     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


Naturpark Dahme-Heideseen - DLFF-0046:

     Operators Willy/DL7UWR and Klaus/DL7UXG are going to participate in

     their club's (D21) fieldday from DLFF-0046 on May 21, signing their

     calls /p. QSL via h/c (d/B).