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          DXNL 1986 - April 27, 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



9H, Malta:

     Bob/G2BKZ will be active as 9H3KZ in between April 26 and May 7 on

     40-10m. QSL via G2BKZ, ClubLog OQRS.


CO, Cuba:

     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.


EP, Iran:

     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/


I, Italy:

     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


LZ, Bulgaria:

     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

     (d). http://www.lz1kcp.com/


PA, Netherlands:

     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.


T8, Palau:

     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),

     LoTW. http://www.qsl.net/ab2rf/framepage1.html


V3, Belize:

     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).


YJ, Vanuatu:

     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




Other stuff:


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/





T2, Tuvalu:

     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/


D6, Comoros:

     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



Upcoming Contests:


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 (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: 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

     (d/B). http://www.m1rek.co.uk/


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).




Lighthouse activities



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/



WWFF Activities




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.




WCA Activities




CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz

SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz


Burgentag 2016:

     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.