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DXNL 1929 - March 25, 2015
*** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***
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DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
CQ World-Wide WPX Contest:
Don't miss the CQ WW WPX Contest SSB next weekend. Additionally
to the activities reported in this DXNL, check out the list of
participants on NG3K's website, and have a look at the rules:
Seth, 4X1DX and Zvi, 4X6FR will use the special callsign 4X7R in
the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via 4X6OM.
Tony, RT9T/5B4ALB is taking part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from
Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) as H27A. QSL via RW3RN,
Abdallah, 9K2GS will take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from
Safat. QSL via 9K2GS (d), LoTW.
9M2, West Malaysia:
Zaki/9M2ZAK, Ahmad/9M2AGC, Syed/9M8SYA, Mohamad/9W2SBL, Han/9W2SBD,
Mohd/9W2MNW, Mohd/9M2RDX, Hafizi/9W2TZW, Oja/9M2OUT, Hary/9M2GET
and Weerut/9W2RUT will use the callsign 9M2M in the CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest, replacing their previous contest callsign 9M2SM. QSL via
Watch out for members of the "Amateur Radio Taipei" (ART),
Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, YaoJun/BV5OO, Lee/BX2AB and Jie/BX3ABH as
BP0P from Taiwan (AS-020, WLOTA 0022) in the M/2 category in the CQ
WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via BP0P (d/B).
Ronald/PA3EWP, Hans/DL6JGN, Ernoe/DK2AMM and Guenter/DL2AWG are
travelling to Nauru (OC-031) from March 25th to April 4th and plan
to operate as C21EU on 40 - 10m on SSB, CW and RTTY (possibly PSK)
with two stations (K3 and 600W PA). QSL via DL2AWG.
Juan/EA8RM, Jorge/EA9LZ, Mark/M0DXR, Mark/LU8EOT, Manu/LU9ESD,
Olli/OH0XX and Jim/W7EJ will join together for a M/2 operation in
the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest from Casablanca. They will use the
special callsign 5E5E (at the contest station CN2R). QSL via W7EJ,
DL65DARC will be run by district Ruhrgebiet (L) from the 23th to the
29nd, and by district Nordsee (I) from the 30rd to 05th of April.
DK65DARC will be run by district Schwben (T) and by district
Berlin (D) during the respective time periods.
HI, Dominican Republic:
Members of the "Union Dominican de Radioaficionados" (UDRA) and the
"Loma del Toro DX group" will operate as HI0UD from "La Loma Del
Toro Contest Station" (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) in the CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest. Team members include Jim/WP3A, Marcos/NP2KM,
Lorenzo/HI3LFE, Edwin/HI3K, Alfredo/HI8K, Franky/HI3TT and
Tino/HI3CC. QSL via W2CCW (d). http://www.hi8ud.org/
Alexander, RW3RN will be on vacation in Punta Cana from March 21st
to 30th and operate as HI7/RW3RN from 20 - 10m (SSB/CW). QSL via
Nobuaki, JA0JHQ plans to be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA
2269, JAFF-018) as JD1BOW from March 28th to 31st, with focus on
the WPX SSB contest. After the contest he will operate CW mostly.
QSL via JA0JHQ (d/B). http://pandasan.jimdo.com/
KP2, Virgin Islands:
Yurij, N2TTA will again sign NP2P from St. Coix Island (NA-106, USi
VI-002S, WLOTA 2477) in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (SOAB). QSL via
KP4, Puerto Rico:
Rafael, KP4RV is planning a single band entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest on 15m from Luquillo (NA-099, USi PR-006S). QSL via AI4U
The "Contestgroup Oude Maas" (COM) celebrates their 25th
anniversary with the special callsign PI25COM in this year's
contests. QSL via PA3CAL (d/B). http://www.pi4com.nl/
Ton, PA1CC will sign PJ2/PA1CC from March 24th to 30th from
Curacao, with the CW WW WPX SSB Contest as his main target. QSL via
Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI and Fred/WW4LL will operate as PJ4/homecalls
from March 25th to April 2nd from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA
1279, PAFF-024) on HF and 6m. In the CQ WPX SSB contest they will
operate as PJ4Z. QSL for PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4Z via K4BAI,
PJ4/WW4LL via WW4LL. http://www.pj4g.com/
PJ7, St. Maarten:
Philip, WA1ZAM will be on St. Maarten from March 28th to April 5th
and operate as PJ7PL, including a part time activity in the CQ WPX
SSB contest. QSL via WA1ZAM.
The 150th anniversary of the "International Telecommunication
Union" (ITU) will be celebrated by members of the "Guara DX group"
with the special calls PQ150ITU, PV150ITU, PW150ITU, PX150ITU,
ZV150ITU, ZW150ITU, ZX150ITU, ZY150ITU and ZZ150ITU from March 28th
to April 26th. QSL via PR7AYE (d/B).
Members of the "SV9 DX Team", George/SV9GPV, Giannis/SV9FBG,
Georgios/ SV9DJO, Dimis/SV9COL, Giannis/SV9RGI, John/SV9CJO and
John/SV9QCF will operate as SX9C in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (M/2)
from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400). QSL
via SV9COL (d), LoTW.
TI, Costa Rica:
Mira, OK1NG and Jirka, OK1IEC are currently QRV as Homecall/TI7
from Costa Rica (WW Loc. EK70dn) on the HF bands, until April 6th.
QSL via Homecall (d/B), LoTW.
Keith, GM4YXI/GM5X and Chris, GM3WOJ/GM2V plan an activity from
Weno Island (OC-011, WW Loc. QJ57wj) as V6Z from March 27th to
April 9th. A part time entry in the CQ WW WPX SSB contest in the
M/2 cateogry is planned. QSL via N3SL (d), LoTW.
Ronald, YC8ROP will operate single band 15m in the CQ WW WPX SSB
Contest from Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486). QSL via YC8ROP,
CY0C & CY0P Sable Island - New QSL manager:
Rick, AI5P took over the QSL manager duties for CY0P and CY0C from
Gary, VE1RGB, for health reasons.
Information from the German DX Foundation:
"Most-Wanted" DXCC in Central Europe:
Check out the new timeline of the Most Wanted DXCC Entities from
Germany/Central Europe in a timeline from 2003 to today. The
rankings are based on the results of the Annual DARC DXCC
Scoreboard, compiled by Rolf, DL7VEE: http://gdxf.de/mostwanted/
Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll:
The recently announced "Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll" has been
updated and corrected, after receiving a lot of feedback from the
DX community: http://gdxf.de/megadxpeditions/
New DXpedition reports are constantly added to the GDXF website.
The latest additions include EP6T, RI0X, ZK3E & ZK3Q, T30D, YJ0X,
PJ7PK, C82DX, VK9MT. http://gdxf.de/reports/
On March 10th, Bill, EA8AZC passed away after a long illness.
Karl, OE3HY passed away on March 16, aged 96.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
GIOTA Greek Islands On The Air
IOTA Islands on the Air
ITU International Telecommunication Union
LoTW Logbook of the World
MIA Mediterranean Sea Island Award
OQRS Online QSL Request System
USi United States Islands Awards
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
28./29.03. CQ WW WPX Contest
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
AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands: Ben, DL1RNT will be on vacation on
Embudu Island (WW Loc. MJ64sc) and operate on holiday style from
March 25th to April 2nd on 40-10m (CW/RTTY/PSK) as 8Q7NT. QSL via
AS-201; TA, Sea of Marmara Islands: Markus, DJ4EL will operate as
TA0/DJ4EL from Buyukada (WW Loc. KN40nu) from March 29th to April
12th on the high bands in SSB. He'll try to activate other islands
of the same group. QSL via DJ4EL (d/B), LoTW.
EU-003; CU1, CU2; Eastern group: Jaime, CU3AK will sign CU1/CU3AK
from Santa Maria on 40m - 6m, from March 26th to 29th. QSL via
NA-143; W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group:
Joe, K5KUA will once again operate from Galveston Island (USi
TX001S) as K5KUA/5 from March 27th to 30th, on 40m - 10m (CW). QSL
via K5KUA (d/B).
OC-220, VK5, South Australia State West group: Craig, VK5CE plans
an IOTA DXpedition to St. Peter Island (last activated in 2005)
from March 29th to April 1st as VK5CE/p. More information on his
website. QSL via OQRS. http://iotaoc220.blogspot.com.au/
OC-250; YB3, Masalembu Islands: Din, YB8RW/3 and Adhi, YB3MM/p plan
an activity from Masalembu Besar Island from March 25th to 27th.
QSOs with them count for the "Nusantara Indonesian Islands Award".
QSL via Homecall. http://www.nusantaraaward.com/
OC-252; YB7, Kalimantan's Coastal Islands West: Imam, YB4IR will be
on Randayan Island and operate as YB4IR/7 from March 25th to 30th.
QSL via YB4IR (d/B), OQRS, LoTW.
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