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            DXNL 2024 - January 18, 2017

                      DX Newsletter


                a free and weekly service of

                   DARC Committee "DX"



                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)


            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO



4S, Sri Lanka:

     Peter/DC0KK operates once more from Sri Lanka (AS-003) with the

     callsign 4S7KKG on HF (CW and digital modes) until April. QSL via

     DC0KK (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.


6W, Senegal & J5, Guinea-Bissau:

     Peter/HA3AUI is going to put Senegal and Guinea-Bissau on the air

     between Jan. 20 and March 5. He will be active as 6W2SC and J5UAP.

     QRV mainly on 20-10m (CW), other bands and modes via skeds. There

     may be options for IOTA or WWFF activation in Senegal. QSL via

     HA3AUI (d), LoTW. http://cqafrica.net/


9H, Malta:

     9H2017EU marks the 2017 Maltese European Union Presidency. QRV

     until June. QSL via 9H1SP (d).


A3, Tonga:

     Tack/JE1CKA, Miho/JJ2VLY, and Yutaka/JQ2GYU will be active from

     Tonga together with Hiro/A31MM between the 24th and 31st. QRV as

     A35W and A35NN on 160-10m (CW, SSB, RTTY), including the CQ WW 160m

     Contest. QSL for A35MM and 5NN via JJ2VLY.


DL, Germany:

     Operators of the club station DL0VBG from the railway museum

     Vienenburg (DOK H09) will be working with the special event call

     DR0HARZ (special DOK 25HSB) during 2017 to mark the 25th

     anniversary of the return of the narrow gauge Brocken Railway (1141

     m asl). QSL via DF7AA (d/B).


JT, Mongolia:

     Khosbayar/JT1CD is currently active until the 21st as JT1CD/3 from

     Umnudelger Soum, 220km east of Ulaanbaatar. QSL via JT1CD (d),



K, United States of America:

     Special event station N7R calls attention to three generations of

     Mars Rovers. QRV between Jan. 19 and 23. This is one in a series of

     activities for marking historic milestones in air- and spacecraft

     technology. For QSL information see qrz.com.



LA, Norway:

     LM10HAM operates around the Norsk Hammeeting 2017 (March 31 to

     April 2). QRV between now and April 2. QSL via LA2G (d/B), LoTW.



OM, Slovak Republic:

     OM42KYSUCE operates in the context of the 42nd ARDF Kysuca Cup

     (June 16-18). QRV until the end of June. QSL via OM3CND (d/B).



TU, Cote d'Ivoire:

     Bertrand/DF3FS, Norbert/DJ7JC, Emil/DL8JJ, and Heye/DJ9RR will be

     active as TU5MH from Jan. 22 until Feb. 2. QRV on 80-10m (SSB, CW,

     RTTY) with three setups. QSL via DJ5BWD (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.



YJ, Vanuatu:

     Minekazu/JA2NQG, Yuji/JH2BNL, and Shigehiko/JI2UAY are going to pay

     Vanuatu (OC-035, WLOTA 1051) a short visit from the 20th to 23rd.

     QRV as YJ0WW, 0AA, and 0FM on 160-10m on CW, SSB, FM, and RTTY with

     three rigs. QSL for YJ0WW via JA2NQG, YJ0AA via LoTW, YJ0FM via



ZF, Cayman Islands:

     Stan/K5GO will be operating as ZF9CW between Jan. 22 and Feb. 23

     from the Caymans (WLOTA 0667). QRV with a focus on 160m and for the

     CQ WW 160m Contest and the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via K5GO (d),

     LoTW, CLubLog OQRS.


SP7VC - Central America Tour:

     Mek/SP7VC is now on the road and plans to get active from a number

     of countries: Panama - HR/SP7VC - Costa Rica - TI/SP7VC Nicaragua -

     YN/SP7VC Honduras - HR/SP7VC El Salvador - YS1/SP7VC Guatemala -

     TG/SP7VC Belize - V31/SP7VC Mexico - XE/SP7VC



Other stuff:


German DX Foundation Survey:

     The German DX Foundation (GDXF) is conducting a survey among its

     members at the moment. Members are asked in the survey to assess

     the foundation's past work, identify issues for improvement, and

     have their say on the foundation's future. http://www.gdxf.de

     (Frank/DL4KQ, GDXF secretary)





TU, Cote d'Ivoire:

     The radio club F6KOP plans a DXpedition to Cote d'Ivoire for March

     9 to 19. The international team (Frank/F4AJQ, Patrick/F2DX,

     Jean-Luc/F1ULQ, Jimmy/ F4DLM, Herman/ON4QX, John/OE5TGL,

     Philippe/F4DSE, Raymond/F5MFV, Kurt/ ON8KW, Damien/F4AZF, and

     Frank/F5TVG) will be active on HF and 6m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. They

     are looking for one more CW op. Further information (including the

     callsign) to follow. https://tu2017dx.wordpress.com/



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

DIFO     Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer

GDXF     German DX Foundation

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

USi      United States Islands Awards

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship



Upcoming Contests:


20.01.                 LZ Open Contest

21./22.01.             HA DX Contest

21./22.01.             North American 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



AF-004, EA8, Canary Islands: Heidi/DK1MA keeps operating

     holiday-style until Jan. 28 as EA8/DK1MA from Lanzarote. QSL via

     h/c (d/B).


AS-015; 9M2, Pinang State group: Rich/PA0RRS will be active again

     as 9M2MRS from Penang Island until the end of January 2018. QRV on

     40-10m (CW, RTTY, JT65, JT9, and some SSB). QSL via PA0RRS (d/B),

     ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.


EU-021; TF, Iceland: Alex/DL1NX/PY2SEX is going to operate

     holiday-style between the 20th and 26th as TF/DL1NX on 80-10m. QSL

     via LoTW.


NA-102; FG, Guadeloupe: Jean-Pierre/F6ITD activates La Desirade

     Island (WLOTA 1121, ARLHS GUA-005, FFF-1000, DIFO FG-004, WW Loc.

     FK96lh) between Jan. 18 and March 9. QRV as TO7D and FG/F6ITD on

     160-10m on SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via F6ITD (d/B), LoTW.


NA-122; HI, Dominican Republic's Coastal Islands: A large team


     HI8EFS, HI8C, HI3MPC, HI8RD, HI8AR, N2WB, and HI7MC) will be active

     from Beata Island (WW Loc. FK47fn) between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. QRV

     as HI1UD on HF (SSB, CW). QSL preferred via ClubLog, LoTW,

     W2CCW(d). http://beatadxpedition2017.org/UD/


OC-026; KH2, Guam Islands: Koji/JL3RDC operates as NH0DX/KH2

     between Feb. 20 and 22 from Guam Island (WLOTA 0064, USi GU-003S,

     KFF-0110) on HF (SSB only). QSL via JL3RDC (d).


OC-151; YB9, Tenggara Timur Islands: Leo/YC9MLL will be active from

     Flores Island on Jan. 21/22 and 24. QRV on SSB mostly on 15m, but

     also on 20 and 40m. QSL via M0OXO.


OC-166; YB7, Kalimantan's Coastal Islands East & OC-295; 9M6/YB7,

     Sebatik Islands: Adhi/YB3MM plans to activate several islands as

     YB3MM/7 on 20 and 30m (CW only) according to the following

     schedule: Jan. 21-24: Sebatik Island (OC-295) Jan. 25-26: Nunukan

     Island (OC-166) Jan. 27-29: Tarakan Island (OC-166) QSL via ClubLog



SA-002; VP8, Falkland Islands: Dave/VP8CLE and Carol/VP8DKW are

     going to activate Bleaker Island (VPFF-8107) between the 23rd and

     30th. QRV mainly on 160 and 80m (RTTY, PSK, CW, SSB), higher bands

     depending on condx. QSL via G1OCN (d).



Lighthouse Activities


Lighthouse Cap de Creus - SPA-059:

     Jean-Marie/F5NLX activates this lighthouse on Jan. 20, signing

     EA3/F5NLX/p (EAFF 1319). QSL via F5NLX (d/B), eQSL.



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


PEIN Aiguamolls Emporda - EAFF-2341:

     On Jan. 17 EA3/F5NLX/p will be active from this reference. QSL via

     F5NLX (d/B), eQSL.



WCA Activities




CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz

SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz


Citadella de Roses - EA-02053:

     EA3/F5NLX/p will be activating this reference on Jan. 24. QSL via

     F5NLX (d/B), eQSL.