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              DXNL 1974 - February 3, 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



4S, Sri Lanka:

     Peter, DC0KK, once again will operate from Moragalla (AS-003, WLOTA

     0762) with the call 4S7KKG until April 3. QRV on 20-10m, mostly on

     CW and digital modes. QSL via DC0KK (d/B), ClubLog.


7P, Lesotho:

     Members of the radio club F6KOP are going to put Lesotho on the air

     as 7P8C from Feb. 8 to 17. They plan to run 5 stations on 160-6m

     (SSB, cW, RTTY). QSL via ClubLog OQRS.


9K, Kuwait:

     9K55NLD celebrates Kuwait's National Liberation Day until the end

     of February. QSL via 9K2NO.


DL, Germany:

     DQ200RHH (special DOK 200RHH) draws attention in 2016 to the

     founding of Rheinhessen, a major German wine-growing region 200

     years ago.QSL via bureau.


     DL0VBG (special DOK 150VOG) draws attention to the opening of a

     railway line between Vienenburg and Goslar (via Oker) 150 years

     ago. Operating locations will vary throughout the year along the

     rail line. Operators for FM, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, and CW are

     Wolfgang/DF1OA, Hans/ DF5AN, Peter/DF7AA, Juergen/DH7AA, and

     Werner/DK6AR. QSL via bureau. http://www.amateurfunk-vienenburg.de/


F, France:

     Francois, F8DVD, will be active as TM13AAW (WAP-265) for the 13th

     Antarctic Activity Week on the following days: Feb. 6, 7, 12-14,

     19-28. QSL via F8DVD (d/B).


     Members of the radio club F6KMB are going to operate around the

     traditional Dunkirk Carnival with the call TM6C between Feb. 1 and

     15. QSL via F6KMB.


LY, Lithuania:

     Sam, LY5W, celebrates Lithuania's independence with the special

     call LY16W during February. QSL via LY5W (d/B).


P4, Aruba:

     Jens, DL2RMM, will be active holiday-style from Aruba (SA-036, WW

     Loc. FK42xm) during February as P40MM. QSL via DL2RMM (bureau



PY, Brazil:

     A group of Brazilian hams plans to activate the rather rare state

     Tocantins (PQ2, WW Loc. GI64fk). Operators are Renato/PY8WW,

     Peter/PR8ZX, and Augusto/PU8MET with the calls PQ2WW, PQ2ZXT, and

     PQ2/PU8MET. QRV on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL PQ2WW via PY8WW,

     PQ2ZXT via PR8ZX, PQ2/PU8MET via PU8MET; all logs to be uploaded to



SP, Poland:

     Members of the Staropolski Field Branch #51, one of PZK's local

     clubs, will be active for the Staropolskie Activity Days with the

     call SN51EQB between Feb. 7 and 20. QSL via SQ7EQB (d/B), LoTW,



T8, Palau:

     Akira, JH0CKF, is going to pay the VIP Guest Hotel on Koror Island

     (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77fi) a visit from the 3rd to 5th of February.

     QRV as T88MZ on HF. QSL via JH0CKF, LoTW. eQSL, ClubLog.


V5, Namibia:

     Werner/DC8QT, Georg/DD8ZX, and Klaus/DJ9KM plan to operate

     holiday-style from the Otjikoko Guestfarm (Omaruru - Namibia),

     signing V5/homecalls, between the 9th and 18th. QRV on 160-10m, if

     possible also on 6m, on SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via homecalls.


YA, Afghanistan:

     Paul, KG7QCY, is expected on the bands until October from Bagram

     with the call T6PB. QRV on 80, 40, 30, 20, and 15m, mostly on CW,

     PSK and other digital modes. He runs an IC-7200 and vertical

     antennas. QSL via eQSL.


YO, Romania:

     The Romanian Radioamateurs Federation coordinates this year's

     Balkanic HF Championships. YO2016BALKAN is active in this context

     until the end of the month. There is also a "YO-BZ 2016" award

     available. QSL via YO3KAA. http://balkan-hf.hamradio.ro/




Other stuff:



     Craig, VK5CE, has compiled a list of Australian IOTA references and

     currently conducts a survey regarding their rarity in the logs of

     active IOTA chasers in order to plan for future trips and

     activations: http://www.vkiota.blogspot.de/


1. International WWFF und COTA-OE Meeting 2016:

     The first International WWFF and COTA-OE Meeting is scheduled to

     place on August 6&7 on Guessing Castle. Get in contact with Anette,

     OE4YLA, until July 1 for the necessary registration




     TT8AMO (2015) has been approved for award credit.





9M0S, Spratly Islands:

     Mike, DF8AN, informs us that he has received permission for an

     activity from Layang-Layang island (AS-051) with the call 9M0S

     between April 19 and 29. He plans to work mainly CW on 160-6m. QSL

     via DF8AN (d/B).


FT4JA - Juan de Nova Island:

     A team consisting of F5UFX, F5CWU, F4BKV, F4FET, F6BEE, F1NGP,

     F2DX, F5PTM, F4HAU, and EA3NT is going to put Juan de Nova Island

     (AF-012) on the air from March 29 to April 11 (HF and 6m).



CY9, St. Paul Island:

     Ops Murray/WA4DAN, Randy/N0TG, Will/AA4NC, Jay/K4ZLE, Bill/K5DHY,

     Wayne/K8LEE, John/N8AA, Aaron/VA1AXC, and Phil/VA3QR are going to

     St. Paul Island in August (19-29). QRV as CY9C with Elecraft

     transceivers and amplifiers. http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/


VK9N, Norfolk Island:

     Chris/VK3QB, Brenton/VK3YB, Luke/VK3HJ, Lee/VK3GK, and Allan/VK2CA

     will be on the air as VK9NT between May 20 and 31 on 160-10m (CW,

     SSB, RTTY). QSL via OQRS. http://vk9nt.odxg.org/



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

USi      United States Islands Awards

WAP      Worldwide Antarctic Program

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WPX      World Prefix Award



Upcoming Contests:


06.02.                 Triathlon Greek Contest

06./07.02.             Vermont QSO Party

06./07.02.             DARC UKW-Winter-Fieldday

06./07.02.             Bayrischer Bergtag

06./07.02.             Black Sea Cup International

06.02.                 Minnesota QSO Party

06./07.02.             British Columbia QSO Party

06.02.                 AGCW Handtastenparty

06./07.02.             Mexico RTTY Intern. Contest

07.02.                 North American Sprint

07.02.                 Februar 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



NA-001; C6, Great Bahama Bank group: Drew, N2RFA, is operating

     again as C6ABB from Cable Beach, Nassau (WLOTA 1115) from the 8th

     to 18th. QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17, 12 and 10m on digital modes (JT65,

     PSK31, RTTY, SSTV). QSL via N2RFA (d), LoTW, eQSL.


NA-008, VY0; Nunavut (Ellesmere Island) group: The Eureka Amateur

     Radio Club at the weather station on Ellesmere Island has now been

     assigned the call VY0ERC. Activity is to be expected until

     mid-March duing spare-time hours. QSL via VE1RUS.


NA-085, W4, Florida State North West (Bay to Wakulla County) group:

     Dennis, WA2USA, is going to activate St. George Island (USi FL007S)

     between Feb. 2 and 29, signing WA2USA/4. QSL via h/c (d/B).


NA-180; V3, Stann Creek/ Toledo District group: Art, NN7A, operates

     from South Water Caye as V31JZ/p between the 4th and 11th. QRV on

     all bands, mostly on CW, running 100W and wire antennas. QSL via

     NN7A (d/B).


OC-022, YB9, Bali Island: Emmanuel, F5LIT, is currently active

     until Feb. 6 as YB9/F5LIT from Bali. QSL via h/c (d), LoTW.


OC-046; FO, Windward Islands: Bob, W7YAQ, gets on the air from

     Moorea on Feb. 6 and 7. QRV on 40-15m on CW and RTTY. QSL via

     W7YAQ, LoTW.



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


Nature Reserve "Den Blakken" - ONFF-353:

     Rudy, ON2VR, plans to activate this reference on Feb. 4 (from 0830z

     on) on 40 and 20m. QSL via homecall.