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DXNL 1986 - April 27, 2016
a free and weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
Bob/G2BKZ will be active as 9H3KZ in between April 26 and May 7 on
40-10m. QSL via G2BKZ, ClubLog OQRS.
The Group of Special Activities Telegraphy Cuba (GCWC) honours the
225th birthday of Samuel Morse with the special event call T47GCWC.
QRV from April 27 22z onwards for 4 hours. Special QSL comes
automagically via bureau.
The correct QSL information for EP2A (see DXNL 1984) is: QSL via
YL2GN (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
FS & PJ7, St. Martin und St. Marteen:
Laurent/FM5BH is expected on the air holiday-style with the calls
FS/FM5BH and PJ7BH from May 1 to 8. QRV on 40-10m (mostly CW). QSL
via h/c (d). http://www.fm5bh.com/
Special event station II3TF commemorates a disastrous earthquake in
the Friaul region 40 years ago. QRV between May 1 and 22, and
September 10 to 18. There will also be an award available. QSL via
IV3IUM (d/B). http://www.ari-crfvg.it/orcolat.asp
The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) continues to honour
Bulgarian Saints during May with the special call LZ1867SEI. QSOs
count towards the All Saints 2016 award. QSL via bureau, LZ1KCP
VERON's section 54 celebrates its 35th anniversary during May with
the call PI35ETL. QRV between May 1 and 28, and December 1 and 28.
The group also offers a special award. QSL automagically via
bureau, direct via PA1CPA.
Joerg/PA1MUC (DL3LUM) marks the 65th anniversary of the High Speed
Club HSC with the call PA65HSC (HSC 1923) until the year's end. QSL
via DL3LUM (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
Kan/JJ2RCJ will be active again as T88RF between May 1 and 5 from
Palau (OC-009) on HF (RTTY and PSK63/Hell). QSL via JJ2RCJ (d/B),
Henk/PA0C remains active as V31HV and V31HV/p until October 2016 on
80, 40, 20, and 15m (SSB, CW, JT65). QSL via PA0C (d).
XT, Burkina Faso:
Jusei/JA3IVU and Junichi/JH3AEF will be operating as XT2IVU and
XT2AEF respectively from Ouagadougou between April 27 and May 4.
QRV on 80-6m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL XT2IVU via JA3IVU
(d/B), XT2AEF via JH3AEF (d/B).
Chris/HB9LCA plans to get on the air holiday-style from several
locations on Vanuatu with the call YJ0CSaccording to the following
schedule: May 01-10 Efate Island (OC-035) May 10-17 Tanna (OC-035)
May 17-27 Espiritu Santo (OC-035) QRV on HF with vertical dipoles
and 100W or a small amplifier on CW, and some SSB and JT65. QSL via
IOTA Honour Roll and Annual Listings 2016:
The IOTA Honour Roll and Annual Listings for 2016 have been
published on the RSGB IOTA website. 186 participants have 1000 or
more IOTA groups confirmed, with a further 519 operators above the
750 groups bar. Holders of the basic award for 100 confirmed IOTA
references are located in more than 100 countries.
https://www.rsgbiota.org/info/index.php (Roger, G3KMA)
Islands on the Air (IOTA) Ltd:
The IOTA management is now in the hands of the newly formed Islands
on the Air (IOTA) Ltd, a not-for-profit company. Roger
Balister/G3KMA and Stan Lee/G4XXI are its current directors, with a
complete Board to be formed shortly. A major objective for the
immediate future is to complete the implementation of paperless
QSLing for IOTA purposes. (Roger, G3KMA)
65 Years of HSC:
On May 12 in 1951 the first 11 members (DL7AH, DL3LK, DL7CV, DL1EL,
DL1KV, DL7CW, DL3CU, DL1CO, DL3DF, SP1JF, and DL1BO) started the
High Speed Club. To date, close to 1950 operators did join HSC.
During May the club invites everyone to a QSO marathon and offers a
free-of-charge activity award WHSC65. http://www.highspeedclub.org/
John/KK7L and Jared/N7SMI are planning a DXpedition to Tuvalu for
September 27 to October 4. QRV as T2R on 80-10m (CW, SSB, RTTY).
One of their main occupations though will be the training and
setting up of a Tuvalu Amateur Radio Club, as well as installing an
emergency communications station. QSL via N7SMI.
CY9, Saint Paul Island:
Ops WA4DAN, N0TG, AA4NC, K4ZLE, K5DHY, K8LEE, N8AA, VA1AXC, and
VA3QR will be active as CY9C from Saint Paul Island (NA-094)
between August 19 and 28. QRV on 160-6m on CW, SSB, RTTY. QSL via
WA4DAN (d), OQRS. http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/
David/OK6DJ, Petr/OK1FCJ, and Pavel/OK1FPS will be active from the
Comoros during mid-September with the call D66D. They plan to set
up 3 stations for HF (SSB, CW, RTTY), and also want to participate
in the CQWW RTTY Contest. QSL via OK6DJ, Clublog OQRS, LoTW.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
CASHOTA Castles and Stately Homes on the Air
GCWC Group of Special Activities Telegraphy Cuba
HSC Radio Telegraphy High Speed Club
IOSA Island of Scotland Award
IOTA Islands on the Air
JCG Japan Century Guns
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
SCOTIA Scottish Island Award
USi United States Islands Awards
VERON Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland
WAB Worked All Britain
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
30.04./01.05. Russian MM WW Contest
30.04./01.05. Florida QSO Party
01.-07.05. Aktivitaetswoche des DTC e.V.
01.05. AGCW-DL QRP/QRP-Party
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
AF-004, EA8, Canary Islands: Claudio/HB9OAU plans to operate
holiday-style from Tenerife between April 27 and May 2, signing
EA8/HB9OAU on 40-10m (SSB). QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.
AS-024; JA6, Yaeyama Islands: Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be
active under their homecalls/6 from Yonaguni Island (WW Loc. PL14,
JCG 47005) between April 23 and May 1. QRV on 40-6m on CW, SSB,
RTTY. QSL via homecalls (d/B), LoTW.
AS-031; JD, Chichi/ Haha/ Muko Islands: Harry/JG7PSJ activates
Chichijima from April 27 until May 6 as JD1BMH on 40-10m (CW, SSB,
RTTY). QSL via JD1BMH (B), JG7PSJ (d).
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Take/JI3DST and Nao/JA5DCH
are going to pay Shodo Island a vist between the 29th and May 5.
QRV with their homecalls/p and 8J1JAG/5 (Japan Award Hunters Group
40th anniversary) on 40-10m on CW, SSB, FM, and RTTY. QSL for
8J1JAG/5 via JR1DNT (d/B).
AS-202; A9, Hawar Island: Operators Fawaz/A92AA, Khalid/A41OO,
Obaid/A61DJ, Ely/A93LT, Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB, Col/MM0NDX, and
Ahmed/7Z1OO of the Bahrain Amateur Radia Group plan to activate the
new IOTA reference Hawar Island for the first time between April 27
and May 1 with the call A91HI. QRV with 5 stations on 40-10m on CW,
SSB, and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO OQRS (d/B). https://a91hi.com/
EU-004; EA6, Balearic Islands: Goran/S55OO operates holiday-style
between April 25 and May 1 from Ibiza as EA6/S55OO on 40-6m (CW,
SSB, digital modes). QSL via S55OO (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
EU-008; GM/MM, Inner Hebrides: Andy/M1LOL and Ray/M1REK will be
activating Muck Island (IOSA NH06, SCOTIA DI18) from May 1 to 5
with the call MM1LOL. QRV on 80-10m, mostly on SSB. QSL via M1REK
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Mike/DG5LAC
operates /p from Amrum (WLOTA 2464) between April 30 and May 6. He
also activates DLFF-242, the Dunes of Amrum, for the first time.
QRV on 80-10m (SSB). QSL automagically via bureau, Log will be
uploaded to the WWFF database. QSL via DG5LAC (d/B).
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Members of
the DARC clubs E39, E09, and E38 are going to activate DLFF-013
with two stations between the 27th and 30th. QRV with the calls
DL0DFF and DK0RZ on 80-10m on SSB, CW, digital modes. QSL for
DL0DFF via bureau, DL3HBZ (d); DK0RZ via bureau, DL5HAQ (d).
EU-120; G/M, English Coastal Islands: The Virtual Amateur Radio
Club is going to put Lundy (ARLHS ENG-073, WAB SS14) on the air
between the 2nd and 7th of May. Operators of MX0VRC/p are
Mark/G0GQT, Keith/M0KJA, and Nigel/G0GDA to be active on 40-10m
(mostly SSB). QSL only via eQSL.
NA-066; W6, California State South (Orange/ San Diego County)
group: Members of the Palos Verdes ARC are going to operate as
K6PV/6 from Santa Catalina Island (USi CA016S) between April 28 and
May. QRV on 80-10m on SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK31. QSL via K6PV (d/B).
OC-165; 9M8, Sarawak's Coastal Islands: Members of the Amateur
Radio Club Sarawak will activate Satang Besar between April 30 and
May 2 with the call 9M8RC. The team consists of 9M8ADX, 9M8WAT,
9W8DEN, 9W8CH, 9W8KIF, 9W8PTS, and 9W8FIZ. QSL via 9W8KIF (d).
Algerian Lighthouse on the Air:
The Algerian Amateur Radio Union plans to activate the following
lighthouses during the next months:
7Y9LI from Cap Ivi (April 28 - May 02)
7Y9GH from Cap Tenes (May 19 - 23)
7Y9TH from Ras Afia (July 14 - 18)
7Y9OU from Cap Fer Marsa (August 18 - 22)
7Y9SE from Cap Sigli (September 15 - 19)
There will also be an award available.
QSL for all calls via SM4VPZ. http://www.aru-dz.org/
CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz
SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz
The WWFF scheme now includes a programme for Algeria - 7XFF.
Activities are coordinated by Karim/7X2KF.
CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz
SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz
Central Germany sees its annual day of Castle Activations on May 1.
For list of castles to be on the air see:
Enholmen Fortress - SM-00233:
Eric/SM1TDE is going to activate that castle on April 30 between
08z and 13z with the call SF1EF (CW and SSB). QSL via SK1BL (d/B).
Schloss Wolkenstein - DL-01279:
The team of DF0WOL activates Wolkenstein (COTA-DL: SAX-173, WCA
DL-01279) signing DF0WOL/p on HF and also VHF between 08z and 13z
on the 1st of May. QSL via DF0WOL (d/B).
Swedish hams will be active from the following references between April 29 and May 1:
SF3HF Hemso Fortress, WCA: SM-00234 SF2RF Rodbergs (Boden)
Fortress, WCA: SM-00011 SF2VF Victoria Fortress, WCA: SM-00235
SF6FO Fort Oscar II, WCA: SM-00237 SF5FF Femore Fortress, WCA: ?
Shanes Castle - CASHOTA GI016:
The Ballymena ARC activates Shanes Castle (CASHOTA GI026, WAB J18,
WW Loc. IO64ur) on May 1/2 with the call GN4KPT. QSL via bureau,
MI0RYL (d), eQSL.