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           DXNL 2029 - February 22, 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



5X, Uganda:

     Eric/SM1TDE will be operating from Entebbe as 5X8EW between the

     23rd and 26th on 40-10m (CW). QSL via SM1TDE.


8P, Barbados:

     Chuck/KG9N is going to be active from Barbados (NA-021, WLOTA 0999)

     with the call 8P9AL from Feb. 22 until March 7. QRV on HF with an

     assortment of verticals, dipoles and other wires. QSL via KG9N,



9X, Rwanda:

     At the moment, Eric/SM1TDE is active as 9X2CW. QRV until Feb. 22 on

     40-10m (CW). QSL via SM1TDE.


CO, Cuba:

     Operators CO2XK, CO2WL, CO2AME, CO2KL, CO2JD, CM5DOR, CM2YV, CO3VK,

     CM3EFM, CL2ADA, CO5MK, CO5LB, CM2MM, and CO2PTE, all from the

     Havana Contest Group, will be active from the University of

     Computer Sciences de Cuba as T42A between the 24th and 26th. QSL

     via RW6HS.


DL, Germany:

     DA0RC, the club station at the seat of Germany's national ham radio

     society, hands out the special DOK FTK17 between March 1 and April

     8 to mark the 2nd FUNK.TAG radio rally at Kassel (April 8). QSL via



     F, France The Radio Club of Chatellerault (F5KOK) celebrates its

     50th anniversary on the air with the call TM50KOK. QRV from Feb. 25

     until March 15. QSL via F5KOK (d/B).


FG, Guadeloupe:

     Philippe/F1DUZ returns to Guadeloupe (NA-102) and puts the call

     FG4KH on the air from Feb. 24 until March 26. QRV on HF (SSB) and

     possibly 2m EME (JT65B). QSL via F1DUZ (d/B).


I, Italy:

     The Insubria Radio Club (IQ2IR) celebrates its 10th anniversary

     with the special event call IR2XIR. The call will be aired for the

     first time during the Antarctic Activity Week (Feb. 20 to 26). QSL

     via 9A8MDC, CLubLog OQRS.


KP2, Virgin Islands:

     John/KK9A ist vom 27. Februar bis 06. Maerz als WP2AA von Saint

     Croix Island (NA-106) aus von 160 - 10 Meter in CW und SSB QRV. QSL

     via WD9DZV.


OZ, Denmark:

     OZ1AARHUS draws attention to the Danish city Aarhus being one of

     the two European Capitals of Culture in 2017.


PJ2, Curacao:

     Gerhard/OE3GEA remains active holiday-style until March 1 as

     PJ2/OE1GEA on 40-10m (CW). QSL via OE1GEA (d/B).


PJ4, Bonaire:

     Noah/K2NG, David/NA2AA, and Steve/K3SW, together with Hans/PJ4LS

     and Steve/PJ4DX, are planning a team effort under PJ4G for the ARRL

     International DX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest they

     will be active signing PJ4/homecalls between Feb. 25 and March 11.

     QSL via homecalls (d), LoTW; for PJ4G via WA2NHA, LoTW.



RA, Russia:

     The feat of the first manned drifting station North Pole 1 (80

     years ago) will be commemorated by hams from Noginsk'S and

     Pushkino's radio clubs with the call R80UPOL between the 23rd and

     25th. QSL via RW3FS (d/B), LoTW.


SP, Poland:

     Zbigniew/SP2IU celebrates his 60th year on the air with the special

     callsign HF60IU until May 15. QSL via SP2IU (d/B).


SV5, Dodecanese:

     Stathis/SV5DKL and Panos/SV2DSJ are going to participate in the CQ

     WW 160m SSB Contest as SX5R from Rhodos (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-006,

     WLOTA 0045, MIA MGD-028). QSL via SV5DKL, LoTW, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.


UR, Ukraine:

     The Druzhkivka Club of Radioamateurs (US4IWA) celebrates its 90th

     anniversary with an activity as EN90IWA until the end of 2017. QSL

     via eQSL, EURAO.


V2, Antigua and Barbuda:

     Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be operating holiday-style from

     Antigua (NA-100) between Feb. 28 and March 26. QRV as V21ZG on

     80-6m (including 60m), mostly on SSB, RTTY, PSK, and SSTV. QSL via

     DL7AFS (d/B), LoTW. http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/


VE, Canada:

     Members of the Kings County Amateur Radio Club are marking the

     founding of Canada 150 years ago with the call XM1150CAN until Dec.

     31. QSL via bureau, LoTW, eQSL.


VP2M, Montserrat:

     Charlie/K1XX operates as VP2MMF from Montserrat (NA-103) between

     Feb. 25 and March 5 with a focus on the ARRL SSB Contest and on the

     low bands before and after (CW). QSL via K1XX, LoTW.


XT, Burkina Faso:

     Elvira/IV3FSG is active at the moment as XT2SE during her spare

     time in Ouagadougou. QRV until March 13 on 80-10m (SSB, RTTY,

     PSK31). QSL via IK3GES, ClubLog OQRS.


ZF, Cayman Islands:

     Scott/KA9P and Ron/W9XS will be active from the 22nd to 28 as ZF2SC

     and ZF2FB on 40-10m and satellites. QSL via LOTW.



Other stuff:


Leont'yeva Island (AS-022):

     See http://www.ri0li.com/ for updated information on RI0LI planned

     for July 2017.


XXXIII. International Ham Meeting in Gosau a. Dachstein:

     Ingo/OE2IKN and XYL Elfi/OE6YFE are inviting hams to this year's

     international meeting in Gosau (July 7-9). The special event

     stations OE2XXM and OE5XXM will be active as well.



Abbreviations in this DXNL:


ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

GIOTA    Greek Islands On The Air

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

MIA      Mediterranean Sea Island Award

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

WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship



Upcoming Contests:


22.02.                 UKEICC 80m Contest

24.-26.02.             CQ WW 160m Contest (SSB)

25./26.02.             REF-Contest

25./26.02.             Bayrischer Bergtag

25./26.02.             UBA Contest

25./26.02.             South Carolina QSO Party

25./26.02.             North American QSO Party

25./26.02.             North Carolina QSO Party

26.02.                 HSC Contest



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: Tom/DL7UZO will be active from

     Fuerteventura between Feb. 25 and March 11 as EA8/DL7UZO. He also

     plans activations of EAFF references and lighthouses during that

     time. QSL via DL7UZO (B). http://www.funkstation.info/website/


AS-017; JA6, Okinawa Islands: Masato/JF3ELH will be active from the

     following islands as JF3ELH/6: Feb. 23-24: Kume Feb. 25-26: Tonaki

     Feb. 27-28: Okinawa Honto QSL via JF3ELH (d/B).


NA-066; W6, California State South (Orange/ San Diego County)

     group: N6HE, AB9A, AI6DF, KA6WNK, NG6R, WA6MEM, AC6RW, K6NT, and

     KM6DQU, all members of the Palos Verdes ARC, operate together as

     K6PV/6 from Santa Catalina Island (USi CA016S) between Feb. 23 and

     26. QRV on 40, 30, 20, and 17m (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31). QSL via K6PV

     (d). http://n6rpv.net/pvarc/



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


Linnansaari National Park - OHFF-0014:

     Timo/OH7JHA activates this location on Feb. 25 (09z to 12z) on 40,

     20, and 17m (SSB) as OF7JHA/p. QSL via OH7JHA.