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                DXNL 1941 - June 17, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

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

 

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

 

 

C6, Bahamas:

     Pete, VE3IKV, plans to get on the air from Mayaguana Island

     (NA-113, WW Loc. FL32) between June 22 and July 6 as C6AUX. QRV

     with a focus on 6m (CW & SSB). QSL via VE3IKV (d).

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Brandenburg (Y) between June 15

     and 21, and by district Rheinland-Pfalz (K) between the 22nd and

     28th. DK65DARC will be operated by districts Ruhrgebiet (L) and

     Baden (A) during the respective time periods.

 

F, France:

     Members of the Radioclub des Fourches (F6KSU) will be active as

     TM53IMW from the Musee de l'Evolution Agricole between June 20 and

     July 4. The group's focus is to participate in the museums

     weekends. QSL via F6KSU (d/B). http://aram53.free.fr/

 

G, England:

     Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society get on the air with the

     call GB150CM on June 21 from the museum of the Crossness Pumping

     Station (formerly a part of London's sewer system). The call marks

     the opening of the facility 150 years ago. QSL via G4DFI (d/B).

 

     GB2NM gets on the air from the Norris Museum on June 20 on HF. QSL

     via G4KLE (d).

 

     Members of the Phoenix Radio Group mark the signing of Magna Carta

     800 years ago with the call MX0PHX. QRV until June 30. QSL via

     bureau.

 

HB0, Liechtenstein:

     Members of the radio club OO6P (International Polica Association)

     plan an activity as HB0/OO6P from Triesen (WW Lo0c. JN47sc) between

     June 21 and 26. Operators are Eddy/ON6ZV, Rene/ON6OM, Martin/ON7EG,

     and Michel/ON4MW. QRV on 160-6m on SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSOs count

     for IPA awards. QSL via ON6ZV (d/B).

     http://www.qsl.net/o/on6om//hb0-oo6p/

 

HK, Colombia:

     Watch out for Lothar (DK8LRF) working as HK3JCL between June 20 and

     Oct. 20. QRV mainly on 20m SSB, occasionally also PACTOR and PSK.

     QSL via DK8LRF (d/B).

 

K, United States of America:

     N7G operates in the context of the U.S. Open Golf Championship from

     the Chambers Bay Golf Links (NA-065) between the 15th and 22nd. QRV

     on 40-10m on SSB and CW. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

 

KP2, Virgin Island:

     John, WA4PSO and Sean, N5PV, get on the air from the Radio Reef

     Shack (KP2M) on the Virgin Islands (NA-106). QRV holiday-style

     signing KP2/homecalls on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL for both

     calls via N5PV (d/B), LoTW.

 

PA, Netherlands:

     PA50DRAA draws attention to the decades-long development of the

     national park Drentsche Aa. QRV between June 17 and July 14;

     between June 29 and July 5 as PA50DRAA/p from the park (PAFF-028).

     QSL via bureau, PE2AE (d).

     http://www.drentscheaa.nl/documents/home.xml?lang=en

 

RA, Russia:

     The call UE44Y belongs to a Russian Yeti Expedition combining film

     and amateur radio. QRV between June 11 and September 16 from

     several locations in the Shoriya Mountain terrain. QRV on HF and

     VHF. For QSL info see qrz.com.

 

SP, Poland:

     Members of the club station SP3PJW get on the air with the call

     HF0TYTUS around Kids Day between June 18 and 25. QSL via bureau.

 

     SN0HS marks the birthday (5 May 1846) of nobel laureate novelist

     Henryk Sienkiewicz ("Quo Vadis"). QRV until Sept. 30; QSL via

     SP5KP.

 

SV, Greece:

     Members of the Thessaloniki Amateur Radio Group get on the air with

     the call J42OSE from the railway museum in Thessaloniki on June

     20/21 and 27/28. QRV on HF and VHF on CW, SSB, SSTV, and digital

     modes. QSL via bureau, LoTW, eQSL.

 

T8, Palau:

     Ryosei, JH0IXE, is currently active until the 22nd as T8CW from

     Palau (OC-009). QRV on HF, mainly on RTTY, PSK31, and JT65A. QSL

     via JA0FOX (B), JH0IXE (d).

 

VP9, Bermuda:

     Kyle, WA4PGM, operates again as VP9/WA4PGM from Bermuda (NA-005).

     QRV between the 12th and 20th. QSL via h/c (d), LoTW.

 

HAM RADIO 2015

==============

 

4U1ITU, 4U1UN etc QSLs:

     Herbert, HB9BOU, informs us that the Swiss DX Foundation will be

     able to hand out QSLs for the following calls during the Ham Radio

     2015: 4U0ITU (2015), 4U1ITU, 4U150ITU (2015), 4U1UN, HB9SOLAR, and

     HB9SPACE. Please bring your QSO details. (Herbert, HB9BOU -

     Chairman Sponsoring Board, Swiss DX Foundation)

 

Documentary Archives Radio Communications:

     This year the Vienna Archive presents an exhibition with the topic

     "ham radio in space" (hall A1, booth 220). During the meeting of

     the archive's friends and supporters (Saturday, June 27, room

     Schweiz, 12:00) one focus will be the project AUSTOMIR 1991 with

     the Austrian astronaut Franz Viehboeck. (Wolf, OE1WHC

     Dokumentationsarchiv Funk)

 

QSL via OM3JW:

     Meet Steve, OM3JW, during the Ham Radio 2015 at the Slovak Amateur

     Radio Association booth (A1-866) and pick up QSLs for the following

     calls: 3W1M, E4/OM2DX, ST2DZ, XV9DX, YI/OM2DX, YI1BGD, (2002-2003),

     YI1DZ, YI9X, Z80ID, and Z81D. Please send QSO details before to

     om3jw [@] konektel.sk.

 

LY5W Trophys:

     Sam, LY5W, offers a 10% discount on his Prefix Trophys for those

     who apply for them personally at the Ham Radio 2015. For further

     info see: http://rk.vdu.lt/en/ly-wpx-trophy

     http://rk.vdu.lt/en/ly-wpx-trophy-honor-roll

     http://rk.vdu.lt/en/baltic-states-wpx-trophy

     http://rk.vdu.lt/en/baltic-sea-wpx-trophy

     http://rk.vdu.lt/en/ly-prefix-hunter-trophy

     http://www.lrsk.lv/awards

 

Referat DX & HF Funksport:

     The DARC Committee DX and HF-Contesting, including DXNL, will also

     be present at the Ham Radio 2015 (booth A1-460-9). We look forward

     to meeting our readers there.

 

 

Other stuff:

============

International Museums Weekends 2015:

     The weekends of June 20/21 and 27/28 see this year's International

     Museums Weekends. Numerous special event stations will be active

     from relevant locations. See:

     http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/stations.htm

     http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

 

Silent Key:

     DXer Bert Lausecker, ZS5LB, died on May 26 aged 95. Bert was the

     first South African DXer to obtain 5-Band DXCC, 5-Band WAS, 5-Band

     WAZ, and the 5-Band All Africa Award. Bert's achievements in

     low-band DXing will remain a challenge and inspiration to future

     generations of DXers. His QSL manager Manfred, OE5HIL, regrets that

     he is no longer able to answer QSLs, due to missing logs.

 

DXCC:

     The following expeditions have been approved for DXCC credit: 9N7JX

     (DEc. 02-11 2014), 9Q0HQ (March 10- 25 2015), and ZD9ZS (Sept-Oct.

     2014).

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

BCA      Belgian Castles Award

COTA     Castles on the Air

DDFM     Diplome des Departements Francais de la Metropole

DFCF     Diplome des Forts et Chateaux de France

DIA      Danish Island Award

DPF      Diplome of the Provinces of France

IMW      International Museum Weekend

IOTA     Islands on the Air

IPA      International Police Association

LHFA     Lithuanian Hill-Forts award

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

SASE     Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

WAB      Worked All Britain

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

20./21.06.             All Asian DX Contest

20./21.06.             Ukrainian DX RTTY Contest

20.06.                 AGCW-DL VHF/UHF-Conteste

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

AS-147; JA8, Hokkaido's Costal Islands: Taka, JA8COE, plans to put

     Rebun Island (north-west of Hokkaido) on the air from the 20th to

     22nd as JA8COE/8. The island is part of JAFF-0021. QSL via JA8COE

     (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.

 

EU-023; 9H; Malta group: Zsolt, HA8PX, will be active holiday-style

     from Malta (MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) between June 17 and 27 as

     9H3PX. QSL via HA8PX (d). EU-038; PA: Noord Holland/ Friesland/

     Groningen Province group: Gordon, G3USR, will be active from Texel

     Island (WLOTA 0043, WW Loc. JO23) as PA/G3USR/p from the 18th to

     21st. QRV with a focus on 6m, his QTH will be in PAFF-0012. QSL via

     G3USR (d).

 

EU-046; LA, Troms County group: Waldi, LA/SP7IDX, operates

     holiday-style from Vannoya Island between the 17th and 27th. QRV on

     80-10m on SSB and RTTY. QSL via h/c (B), LoTW, ClubLog.

 

EU-088; OZ, Kattegat group: Lars, OZ1IVA, stays on Laeso (OZI/DIA

     NK-003, WLOTA 2820, OZFF-0001) from the 21st to 27th and operates

     sporadically as OZ1IVA/p on 7039 and 14039 with a K1 and a vertical

     antenna. QSL via OZ1IVA (B).

 

EU-124; GM/GW, Welsh Costal Islands: Strumble Head DX and Contest

     Group announces an activation of Ramsey Island (WAB SM72,

     GWFF-0072, WW Loc. IO71hu) for June 19 to 22. QRV as MC0SHL with 3

     stations, including 6m. Operators are Rob/MW0RLJ, Ant/MW0JZE,

     Tim/M0URX, Charles/M0OXO, Tony/G4LDL, Chris/G1VDP, Vinny/M0TAV,

     Jane, Laura/MW6INK, and Glenys/G8KWD. QSL via M0URX (OQRS), please

     don't send cards via bureau, as they are not needed.

     http://www.mc0shl.com/

 

IOTA Tour by IK3GES:

     Gabriele, IK3GES, plans to visit the following islands in northern

     Europe between June 20 and July 26. QRV on SSB: 14260 - 18160 -

     21260, RTTY/PSK63: 14085 -14070 - 18100 - 21085 - 21070 -10140, CW:

     14085 - 21050 -18085 - 10120.

 

      EU-128; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State East

      EU-057; DL, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State group

      EU-029; OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago

      EU-033; LA, Veseralen Islands / Troms Country South

      EU-076; LA, Lofoten Islands

      EU-184; OH8, Oulu Province group

      EU-173; OH1, Lansi-Suomi (Pori) Province group

      EU-101; OH6, Lansi-Suomi (Vaasa) Province group

      EU-096; OH1, Lansi-Suomi (Turku) Province group

      EU-097; OH2, Etela-Suomi (Uusimaa) Province group

      EU-140; OH5, Etela-Suomi (Kymi) Province group

      EU-139; SM2, Norbotten Country

      EU-087; SM3, Vasternorrland Country

      EU-037; SM7, Kalmar Country

      EU-138; SM7, Blekinge Country

      EU-129; SP1/DL, Usedom Island

 

     QSL via OQRS (ClubLog), further information on qrz.com.

 

NA-068; VE9, New Brunswick Province North group: Dick, VE1QD, and

     Scott, VE1AI, will be active between the 18th and 20th as VE1AI/9

     from Miscou Island. QRV on HF (SSB and CW), QSL via VE1AI.

 

NA-181; VE7, British Columbia Province (Estevan group): Franc,

     VE7DP/7, and Klaus, VE7KDU/7, plan a 3-day trip to Estevan Island

     between June 18 and 30. Their plans depend on wx conditions and a

     sucessful boat voyage. QRV on 40-15m on CW and SSB. More

     information to follow.

 

OC-147; YB9, West Papua's Coastal Islands: Imam will be active as

     YB4IR/9 from Biak Island between the 14th and 17th on 40-10m (CW

     and SSB). QSL via YB4IR (d/B), OQRS.

 

OC-239; YB9; West Papus's Coastal Islands West: His next stop will

     then be Ram Island from the 18th to 22nd, also as YB4IR/9. QSL via

     YB4IR (d/B), OQRS.

 

SA-014, PY0S, St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks: Marenga, PU0FDN, is

     going to put St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks (DIB OC-03, WLOTA 0003,

     PYFF-0064) on the air from the 16th to 21st as PY0S/PU0FDN. QSL via

     h/c (d).

 

 

WWFF Activities

================

 

WWFF QRGs:

CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz

 

Aardgat Tienen - ONFF-470:

     Danny, ON4TV, plans to activate this reference for the first time

     as OT4V/p on June 16. QRV on 40, 30, and 20m. QSL via ON4VT (d/B).

     http://www.on4vt.be/

 

 

WCA Activities

===============

 

WCA QRGs:

CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz

SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz

 

6. World Castle Weekend:

     The World Castle Weekend 2015 takes place on the weekend of June

     20/21. Stations will be active from historic sites, monuments, and

     castles. QSOs count towards various awards. For further information

     see: http://wcagroup.org/?page_id=185

 

Laiuse Castle (ES-00016):

     Juri, ES5GP, will be active from there signing /p from the 19th to

     21st on 40 and 20m. QSL via bureau.

 

Altes Schloss Grevenbroich (DL-00368, COTA-DL NRB-041) und Schloss

     Ilsenburg (DL-00226, COTA-DL MVB-029):

     A team lead by Andi, DL3SUE, activates these references on June 20

     and 21 as DL0HWI. QSL via bureau.

 

Schloss Netzschkau (DL-01266, COTA-DL SAC-160):

     Karl, DL1JKK, is going to activate this castle during the weekend

     as DL1JKK/p. QSL via h/c (d/B).

 

Castle of Kerdurand (DFCF 56-096):

     Francois, F5JNE, and Gilles, F4FGJ, get on the air from this

     reference with the call F5JNE/p on the 20th. Their location is in

     Riantec (CP 56670), Departement of Morbihan (DDFM 56), Province of

     Bretagne (DPF 06). QSL via F5JNE (d/B).

 

Trapezitsa Fortress (LZ-00020) und Tsarevets Fortress (LZ-00021):

     Stefan, LZ2DB, will be active from these references as LZ2A/p

     during the weekend on 40-15m on CW and SSB. QSL via LZ2DB (d/B).

 

Germania Fortress (LZ-00145):

     Ivan, LZ2HT, gets on the air from there as LZ2HT/p on June 20 on

     40, 20, and 15m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via LZ2HT.

 

Punia Hill Fort (LY-00038, LHFA AL-15, LYFF-019):

     Vidmantas, LY2HT, activates the fort on June 19 and 20 with the

     call LY10LHFA. QRV on 80, 40, and 20m on SSB. QSL via LY2KM.

     http://www.qrz.lt/lhfa/index.php/en/

 

Chateau de Laken (ON-00552, BCA AN-051):

     Danny, ON4VT and Mario, ON7YZ, activate the castle during the

     weekend as OT4V/p (via ON4VT (d/B)) and OR7Z/p (via ON7YZ (d/B)).

 

Mikhaylovskaya Battery (UA-00618, COTA-RU C-7111) und Northern

     Fortification (UA-00620, COTA-RU C-7113):

     Mikhail, R7RIB, plans to activate both locations during the

     weekend. QSL via bureau or direct.

 

Koznik Castle (WCA YU-00007):

     Dragan, YT2KID, activates this castle on the 20th as YT2KID/p on

     40, 20, and 17m (SSB). QSL via YT2KID (d/B).

 

Castle Zeleznik (YU-00062), Castle Gradiste (YU-00063), Castle

     Timacum Maius (YU-00057):

     Vojkan, YU2TT, plans to put the following castles on the air

     signing /p during the weekend: Castle Zeleznik (WCA/CISA YU-00062)

     Castle Gradiste (WCA/CISA YU-00063) Castle Timacum Maius (WCA/CISA

     YU-00057) QRV on 40m, 20m, and 15m. QSL via YU2TT (d/B).


 

                DXNL 1937 - May 20, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

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

 

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

 

 

3X, Guinea:

     Michael, PA5M, is currently active on HF as 3XY5M from Conakry. QSL

     via PA7FM, ClubLog OQRS.

 

5Z, Kenya:

     The Italian DXpedition Team announces an activity from Kenya on

     occasion of the 6m band being opened for amateurs there. QRV from

     May 21-31 as 5Z0L from Nairobi. The operators Silvano/I2YSB,

     Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, and Stefano/IK2HKT

     plan top operate three station on 80-6m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. Their

     6m antenna system will remain in Kenya for later use by Daniel,

     5Z4/EA4ATI. QSL via I2YSB (d), OQRS. http://www.i2ysb.com/joomla5/

 

6Y, Jamaica:

     Hans, DL5DI, will be active holiday-style from Jamaica (NA-097,

     WLOTA 0214) between May 22 and June 2 as 6Y5/DL5DI on HF. QSL via

     DL5DI (d/B), eQSL, LoTW.

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be run by district Bayern-Ost (U) from May 18 to 24,

     and by district Thueringen (X) from May 25 to 31. DK65DARC will be

     run by district Westfalen-Sued (O) and by district Nordsee (I)

     during the respective time periods.

 

     DM700BURG (special DOK 700BRG) celebrates the 700th anniversary of

     the village Burg on the air until 30 April 2016. The stations

     location is part of DLFF-030. One highlight of the celebrations

     will be a fox-hunt with canoes on June 20. QSL via DF1XC (d/B),

     LoTW.

 

EI, Ireland:

     EI90IARU celebrates IARU's jubilee until the end of the year. QSL

     via EI6AL (d/B), ClubLog.

 

G, England:

     GB6GEO will be active from the pre-historic cave Kent's Cavern on

     May 23&24, which is part of a UNESCO Geo Park. There will be a

     special QSL and also an award. QSL via G3VOF (d/B).

 

GI, Northern Ireland:

     GB2MAC, operated by members of GN0LEC, will be active from the

     Marble Arch Caves Geo Park (WW Loc. IO64cg, WAB H13) between May 22

     and 25. For QSL info see qrz.com.

 

J3, Grenada:

     Rich, KE1B, and YL Anna, W6NN, will be holidaying on Grenada

     (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) between May 23 and 31. QRV as J38MM (also

     during the CQWW WPX CW Contest) and J38NN on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL

     for both calls via KE1B (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.

 

J7, Dominica:

     Toshi, JA8RUZ, and Ken, JA8CDG, are due to get on the air from

     Dominica between May 18 and 24. QRV as J79RZ (until the 22nd) and

     J79JA on HF and 6m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL J79RZ via JA8RUZ (d),

     J79JA via JN1THL (d).

 

OE, Austria:

     The Wild Mountain DX Group will be active with the call OE5XWM/p

     from Mount Gaberl (1600m asl) between May 22 and 24. Operators

     Alex/OE1DXU, David/OE5DFL, Erich/OE5EVM, Edwin/OE5POP, and

     Peter/OE5PSO will be active on HF on SSB, CW, and PSK31 with up to

     three stations. QSL via OE5XWM (d/B).

 

OK, Czech Republic:

     OL750CB celebrates the 750th anniversary of Ceske Budjovice on the

     air and with an award until the year's end. QSL via bureau, eQSL.

 

PA, Netherlands:

     Members of the club station PI4EDE and PI4WAG are currently active

     as PA70F to mark the end of WW II until May 29. QSL via bureau.

     http://pi4ede.datastar.nl/Mededelingen.htm

 

     PH70CALM commemorates the liberation of Margraten 70 years ago from

     May 22 to 28. QSL via PA3EFR.

 

S5, Slovenia:

     Van, S59AV, celebrates his 30 years in amateur radio with the call

     S530AZV until the year's end. QSL via S59AV (d/B).

 

SP, Poland:

     3Z70RWP celebrates the memory of Witold Pilecki, a WW II hero. QRV

     until June 30 on HF. QSL via SP5RZW (d/B).

 

     The Rotary Club Wolsztyn marks its 20th anniversary with the call

     HF20RCW until the end of May. QSL via SP3PWL (d/B).

 

     Members of the club station SP5POT operate with the call SN2015PPJB

     in the context of the Polish Junior Cup Baggi from near Grojec. QRV

     until August 8, QSL via SP5POT.

 

     HF9LOS operates around a large amateur radio convention in Poland

     (last weekend in May) until May 31. QSL via SQ9CWO.

     http://www.losnapograniczu.strefa.pl/

 

SV, Mount Athos:

     Yuris, YL2GM, confirms that a team consisting of himself,

     Gunars/YL2GD, Jack/YL2KA, and Valery/YL3CW plans to operate as

     SV2/YL7A from Mount Athos between May 19 and 28. They also plan to

     work on 160m. A website with further information will be available

     shortly.

 

XT, Burkina Faso:

     Harald, DF2WO, returns to Ouagadougou and plans to get on the air

     between May 20 and June 25. QRV as XT2AW on PSK and CW. Skeds for

     6m are possible via DF2WO (at) gmx.de. QSL via M0OXO.

 

ZF, Cayman Islands:

     Pete, N8PR, and Bill, NZ5N, announce a EME expedition to rand

     Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042, WW Loc. EK99ig) for May 20 to

     25. QRV on 2m EME and on HF as ZF2EM. QSL via N8PR.

 

 

Other stuff:

============

Geo Park weekend:

     Stations will be active from UNESCO Geo Parks on May 23/24, e.g.

     DK0GEO, EI2GEO, GB2GEO, GB5GEO, GB6GEO, SZ8LSV und 9A1GEO.

 

 

Preview:

========

Heard Island - VK0EK:

     The Expedition group has fixed its contract with the Braveheart and

     adapted its prospective expedition schedule. They now plan to stay

     on the island from March 16 to April 8. For further information see

     the website: http://www.heardisland.org/

 

Willis Islands - VK9WA:

     An international team plans to activate Willis Island (OC-007, WW

     Loc. QH43xs) between November 12 and 21. Operators Rob/N7QT,

     Jared/N7SMI, Sandro/VE7NY, and Adam/K7EDX are seeking up to four

     additional operators. They plan to set up "High Power" stations to

     work on 160-10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via N7SMI (d/B), ClubLog

     OQRS. http://vk9wa.com/

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

DIA      Danish Island Award

DID      Deutsches Inseldiplom

DIFO     Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer

GIA      German Island Award

IARU     International Amateur Radio Union

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

PSK      Phase Shift Keying

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

22.05.                 RLP-Aktivitaetsabend

23.05.                 UN DX Contest

23./24.05.             EU PSK DX Contest

23./24.05.             Baltic Contest

24.05.                 Hamburg Contest

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

 

AS-084; HL4, Cheju-Do Province (Ch'uja Islands) group: Han, DS2GOO,

     plans an activation of Chuja Island for the last week in May (ca.

     27 to 29). QRV with low power, vertical antennas and dipoles on

     80-10m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via DS2GOO (d/B).

 

EU-021; TF, Iceland: Emmanuel, F5LIT, will get on the air

     holiday-style from Iceland (WLOTA 2975) between the 24th and 30th.

     QRV mainly on 20m on SSB, and maybe 40m. QSL only via LoTW.

 

EU-047; DL, Niedersachsen State group: Mario, DJ7MH, will be active

     as DJ7MH/p from Baltrum (DID/GIA N-06) between the 22nd and 24th.

     QRV on 40, 30, and 20m on CW with a QRP rig. QSL via DJ7MH (d/B),

     eQSL, LoTW.

 

EU-053; OJ0, SM, Market Reef: Pasi, OH3WS, will get on the air

     between the 23rd and 31st from Market Reef (OHFF-0038, ARLHS

     MAR-001, WLOTA 0542, Admiralty C4472) as OJ0W. QRV during his spare

     time on 40-10m on CW and SSB. QSL via OH3WS (d/B).

 

EU-125; OZ, Jylland West group: Tom, DL7UZO, is going to operate

     from Romo Island (DIA NS-001) between the 23rd and 31st as 5P9Z/p.

     QRV on HF with a focus on RTTY and CW. QSL via DL7UZO (d/B), OQRS.

 

     A group of amateurs (Gunni/DL9BCP, Gaby/DM1CG, Matze/DL9BQ,

     Ray/DH6DAO, and Roland/DG1DPN) will be active from the scout club

     station OZ1RDP on R?m? Island (DIA NS-001, OZFF-004, WW Loc.

     JO45gc) between the 22nd and 26th. QRV on HF on SSB, CW, and RTTY.

     QSL via DL9BCP (d/B). http://www.oz1rdp.de/

 

NA-107; FM, Martinique: Martin, OL5Y, will pay Laurent (FM5BH) and

     his station a visit on Martinique (DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) between

     May 22 and June 1. QRV as TO5Y holiday-style on HF and for a full

     Single-Op effort during the CQWW WPX CW Contest. QSL via OL5Y

     (d/B), LoTW.

 

OC-268, YB7, Laut Kecil Islands: Imam (YB4IR/7), Yunus (YB7NUS/p),

     and Usay (YB7KE/p) are going to activate Marabatuan Island between

     the 21st and 25th. Team leader and QSL manager is YB4IR.

 

 

WWFF Activities

===============

 

National Park "Luberon" - FFF-089:

     The radio club F5KPO is going to activate this reference on May 24

     as F5KPO/p.  QSL via bureau.

 

Croatian Flora Fauna:

     Seven members of the radio club Croatian Flora Fauna will get on

     the air from the Geo Park Papuk (9AFF-014) as 9A1GEO on May 23/24.

     QRV mainly on 7144, 14144, and 21244 on SSB, but also on CW and

     PSK31. On May 23 three operators will move to 9AFF-093 for a few

     hours and operate as 9A1GEO/p. QSL via 9A2MF.

     https://9aff.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/geopark-communication-weekend-2015/

 

YL44WFF:

     YL44WFF, the HQ station of YLFF Latvia, is going to activate a

     number of new YLFF-references on May 19/20: Krustkalns (YLFF- 029),

     Vestiena (YLFF- 223), Silabebru Lake (YLFF-178), and Timsmales Lake

     (YLFF-193). All plans depend on wx conditions.  http://www.ylff.lv/

 

WCA-Aktivitaeten

================

 

Castle Hunter Award 2015:

     The DX club Bravo Radio Friends issues a new award: For working or

     logging (SWL) 20 different castles per year, beginning in 2005, may

     apply for a PDF award free of charge via de3ear (at) darc.de.

     http://braveradiofriends.weebly.com/

           



            DXNL 1936 - May 13, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

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

 

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

 

 

3B9, Rodriguez Island:

     Jose, EA5IDQ, will move on from Mauritius to Rodriguez (AF-017,

     3BFF-001, WLOTA 4265) and get on the air from the 19th to the 24th

     as 3B9/EA5IDQ. QRV on 40-6m on SSB and RTTY. QSL via h/c (d/B),

     ClubLog OQRS. http://www.dxpedition.eu/

 

C3, Andorra:

     C37ITU celebrates ITU's anniversary on the air on May 17. QSL via

     bureau.

 

C5, The Gambia:

     Alan, G3XAQ, announces a holiday-style activity from The Gambia

     between May 16 and June 4. QRV as C56XA on HF (CW), with a focus on

     the CQ WW WPX contest. QSL via G3SWH.

 

CX, Uruguay:

     Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo get on the air with the call

     CW150ITU between May 15 and 30. QSL via CX1AA (d/B).

 

D4, Cape Verde:

     Jos, PA3YFC, is currently active from Boa Vista Island (AF-086) as

     D44TCA until May 22. QSL via PA3FYC (d/B).

 

DL, Germany:

     Members of the DARC in Finkenwerder (E37) plan an activity from the

     cutter "Landrath Kuester" on the river Elbe on May 17. QRV as

     DR125HLK (special DOK HF231) on HF. QSL via bureau.

 

     DL65DARC will be run by district Baden (A) from the 11th to the

     17th, and by district Bayern-Ost (U) from the 18th to the 24th.

     DK65DARC will be operated by district Wuerttemberg (P) and by

     district Westfalen-Sued (O) during the respective time periods.

 

E5, South Cook Islands:

     Doug, W6HB und Brad, W0VFT, are going to pay Andy/E51DLD and

     Jim/E51JD on Rarotonga Island (OC-013, WLOTA 0971) a visit from the

     17th to 23rd. They'll operate as E51DLD and E51VFT on 160-10m. QSL

     E51DLD via W6HB (d), E51VFT via W0VFT (d).

 

E6, Niue:

     Nob/JA2AAU, Iku/JA2ATE, Iwao/JA2LSS, and Mori/JA2ZS are travelling

     to Namukulu (OC-040, WLOTA 2139, ZLFF-021, WW Loc. AH50) for a

     mini-dxpedition between the 15th and 25th. QRV as E6NK, E6TE, E6SS,

     and E6ZS on 160-6m on SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL E6NK and E6SS

     via JA2ATE (d), E6ZS via JA2ZS (d/B) and eQSL, E6TE via JA2ATE

     (d/B).

 

F, France:

     TM90REF celebrates the 90th anniversary of REF until the end of the

     month. QSLs automatically via bureau, direct via F6BEE, LoTW.

 

FG, Guadeloupe:

     Iain, G4SGX, will be holidaying on Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001,

     WLOTA 0644) between May 13 and 19. QRV as FG/G4SGX or FG/G4SGX/p on

     40, 30, and 20m on CW and digital modes. QSL via G4SGX (d/B), LoTW.

 

HA, Hungary:

     Members of the Regionalis Radios Sportklub Puspokladany (HA0KHW)

     celebrate their club's 45th anniversary with the call HA45KHW until

     the year's end. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, and SSTV. QSL via

     bureau, ClubLog OQRS.

 

LX, Luxembourg:

     Members of the UBA/WRC club will be active as LX/ON4WRC from the

     18th to 21st on 80-6m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. On May 19 and

     20 the group wants to get on the air as LX/ON4WRC/p from four WWFF

     references. QSL via ON4ON (d/B), OQRS. http://www.qsl.net/on4wrc/

 

OX, Greenland:

     Michael, OZ1KZX, gets on the air from Nuuk (NA-018, WW Loc. GP44de)

     between the 15th and 22nd, signing OX/5P1KZX on 20, 15, and 10m

     (digital modes). QSL via LoTW, eQSL.

 

OZ, Denmark:

     OZ150ITU will be active on May 17 from several locations in

     Denmark. For identification, each station will use an additional

     designator OZ150ITU/xx (a figure between 10 and 99). There will

     also be an award available (see qrz.com). QSL via OZ0J, OQRS.

 

PY0F, Fernando de Noronha:

     Ville, PY2ZEA (OH1MM), returns to the island (SA-003, DIB OC-01,

     WLOTA 1208, PFYY-0016) and is going to operate as PW0F between the

     12th and 20th. QRV on 40-10m on CW and SSB; 160 and 80m depending

     on local circumstances. QSL via OH2BH, ClubLog, LoTW.

 

TN, Congo:

     Paolo, CT1FJZ, will be active as TN/CT1FJZ during May, mostly on

     20m SSB. QSL via h/c (d).

 

UA, Russia:

     For an online-log of the Russian special event stations concerning

     the end of WW II (see DXNL 1934) and further information see:

     http://pobeda.srr.ru/

 

     Special event station UE110L celebrates the 110th birthday of the

     Russian novelist and Nobel laureate Mikhail Sholokhov until the end

     of May. QSL via RQ7L (d/B).

 

YU, Serbia:

     YU90HST operates in the context of the 3rd Balkan High Speed

     Telegraphy Championship in Svilajnac (May 15-17).

     http://hst2015.yu1srs.org.rs/ http://www.qsl.net/yu5r/

 

 

Preview:

========

3W, Vietnam:

     The website for the 3W3MD dxpedition to Vietnam (October 31 -

     November 10) is now online. QSL via IK2VUC (d/B), LoTW.

     http://www.mdxc.org/3w3md/

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

COTA      Castles on the Air

DCFP      Portuguese Castles Award

DIB       Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras

DIFM      Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine

DIFO      Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer

DMHP      Diploma Monumentos Historicos Portuguese

DMP       Diploma dos Municipios Portugueses

IOSA      Island of Scotland Award

IOTA      Islands on the Air

ITU       International Telecommunication Union

LoTW      Logbook of the World

OQRS      Online QSL Request System

REF       Reseau des Emetteurs Francais

SCOTIA    Scottish Island Award

USi       United States Islands Awards

WCA       World Castles Award

WLOTA     World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

13.05.                 Rheinland-Pfalz Aktivitaetsabend

15./16.05.             UN DX Contest

16./17.05.             Hessen Contest

16./17.05.             King of Spain Contest

16./17.05.             Baltic Contest

18.-22.05.             AGCW-DL Aktivitaetswoche

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

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: Alex, SQ9UM, and his brother Tom,

     SQ9C, will be active holiday-style from Fuerteventura between May

     18 and 25 signing EA8/homecalls. QRV on 40-6m on CW, RTTY, SSB, and

     PSK. QSL via h/c.

 

EU-008; GM, MM, Inner Hebrides: The Camb-Hams group is going to

     activate Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WW Loc. IO76EJ) from the

     15th to 21st. QRV on 80-10m on SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK; also on 6m,

     4m, and 2m, and on satellites: AO-7 (Mode B), VO-52, FO-29, SO-50,

     and AO-73. The group also hopes for short trips to Iona (EU-008)

     and Treshnish Island (EU-108), see their website for updates on

     that. QSL via ClubLog OQRS or via bureau. http://dx.camb-hams.com/

 

EU-013; GJ, MJ, Jersey: A group of Belgian amateurs (Eddy/ON6EF,

     Jan/ON6VJ, Bruno/ON1CH) activates Jersey (WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89)

     from the 14th until the 18th on 160-6m signing MJ/homecalls. While

     there, Eddy also plans a short trip to Sark Island (EU-114, WLOTA

     0944), working as MU/ON6EF/p with 100W. QSL via homecalls (d/B).

 

EU-037; SM7, Kalmar County group: Hans, DK3PZ, will be active as

     SM7/DK3PZ from Oland (WLOTA 0588) between the 16th and 23rd. QRV on

     80-10m, QSL via h/c (d/B), eQSL.

 

EU-105; F, Bretagne (Finistere North) Region group: Gil/F4FET,

     Diego/F4HAU, and Jerome/F4HJO are going to put Stagadon Island

     (DIFM MA-094, WW Loc. IN78qp) on the air between May 14 and 18. QRV

     on 40-6m 8SSB & RTTY) with three rigs as TM2BIG. QSL via F4FET

     (d/B), OQRS via ClubLog. NA-142; Florida State North West (Escambia

     to Walton Conty) group: James, KG4JSZ, is going to visit Santa Rosa

     Island (USi FL-003S) right after the Dayton Hamvention. QRV on May

     18, 01z to 17z as KG4JSZ/p. QSL via KG4JSZ (d), LoTW.

 

OC-262; YB4-5, Sumatra?s Costal Islands South: A large team

     consisting of Hafni/YB5FN, Vector/YB5BOY, Surya/YB5EHQ,

     Denny/YC5KIK, Yhonny/ YB5LX, Mardiyan/YC5MB, Syahril/YC5DSM,

     Dahnial/YC5KJY, Nana/YC5EGN, Zulherman/ YC5JYY, Uncu/YD5DFR,

     Zainal/YD5KCI, Horizony/YB5HO, Fristianto/YC5KKB, Fauzimar/YD5DUI,

     Alfadi/YB5JAJ, and Robby/YD4IRS is going to activate Pasumpahan

     Island (WW Loc. OI08ev) with the call YB5M from May 14 to 17 on

     80-10m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

     http://yb5m.com/

 

SA-036; P4, Aruba Island: Watch out for Peter (VK3FN) as P40FN,

     Chris (VK3FY) as P40FY, and David (K3LP) as P40DC from the station

     of P49V in Oranjestad (WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK42xn). QRV between May

     19 and 26 on 160-6m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL for all

     calls via M0OXO, OQRS. http://www.p49v.com/

 

 

WWFF Activities

===============

 

NSG Leinawald - DLFF-147:

     Members of the DARC club of X40 hold a fieldday on May 16 in

     DLFF-147. QRV between 06 and 20z on HF and 2m on CW and SSB.

     http://www.darc.de/distrikte/x/40/monatsinfo/

     

 

WCA Activities

==============

 

Burg Loevestein - PA-00164:

     Marcel, PD2MZ, activates this castle with the call PC6LC on May

     16&17 on HF. QSL via PA9F (d/B).

 

Castelo de Alegrete - CT-00096:

     Members of the Clube Radioamadores do Entroncament (CS5CRE) get on

     the air from the Castelo de Alegrete (WCA CT-0096, DCFP C-096, DMHP

     PG-006, DMP 1214) as CR6AG on May 16. QRV on HF on SSB and digital

     modes. QSL via CS5CRE (d), eQSL. http://www.alegrete.pt/

 

Chateau D'Orgeres - F-06207:

     Lionel, F5NEP, activates D'Orgeres (WCA F-06207, DFCF 61-164) on

     May 17 on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m. QSL via F5NEP (d/B).

 

              DXNL 1935 - May 6, 2015

                      DX Newsletter

 

            *** 65 years DARC *** 1950 - 2015 ***

 

                a free and weekly service of

           DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"

                 (http://www.darcdxhf.de)

 

                Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG

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

 

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

 

 

3B8, Mauritius:

     Jose, EA5IDQ, travels to Mauritius and Rodrigues in May. He will

     get on the air between the 10th and 18th as 3B8/EA5IDQ on 40-6m on

     SSB and RTTY. QSL via h/c (d/B). http://www.dxpedition.eu/

 

C6, Bahamas:

     Dan, N8YSZ, will be spending a vacation on Long Island (NA-001,

     WLOTA 1898) between the 9th and 16th. QRV as C6ASZ on 40-10m on SSB

     and digital modes running 100W and wire antennas. QSL via N8YSZ

     (d/B), LoTW.

 

CT3, Madeira Island:

     Watch out for Johannes, DF5AU, to be active from Santana on AF-014

     until May 10 as CT9/DF5AU on HF (CW & SSB). He also plans to get on

     the air as CR3L during the CQ Mir Contest. QSL via DF5AU (d/B),

     CR3L via DJ6QT. http://df5au.darc.de/

 

DL, Germany:

     DL65DARC will be activated by district Hessen (F) between May 4 and

     10, and by district Baden (A) between the 11th and 17th. DK65DARC

     will be run by district Niedersachsen (H) and by district

     Wuerttemberg (P) during the respective time periods.

 

EA, Spain:

     Special event stations AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU,

     AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU are going to celebrate Europe Day on the

     air on May 9/10. They also issue a special award. QSL via EURAO

     (EA3RKF) or direct (see qrz.com). http://fediea.org/eudota/

 

F, France:

     TM80OIS continues to be active until May 8 in the context of the

     Bird Festival in Baie de Somme. QRV on HF, VHF, and UHF on SSB, CW,

     RTTY, and PSK. QSL automatically via bureau (managed by F5INJ).

 

G, England:

     Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society get on the air with the

     call GB6MW from the Meopham Windmill in Kent as part of the Mills

     on the air weekend. QRV on HF (SSB and CW) and VHF (SSB and FM).

     QSL via G4DFI (d/B). http://www.cvrs.org/

 

     The Brigg & District Amateur Radio Club (BDARC) joins the Mills

     weekend from Wrawby Post Mill in Wrawby (WW Loc. IO93sn, WAB TA00)

     as GB2WPM. QSL via bureau, M0AEP (d).

 

     GB1GC commemorates the Battle of Gallipoli on the air until May 22.

     QSL via G4LRG (B), eQSL.

 

GU, Guernsey:

     Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society commemorate the

     liberation of Guernsey 70 years ago with the call GU70LIB. QRV

     between May 8 and 10 on SSB and CW from Albert Pier in St. Peter

     Port. QSL via bureau, GU8ITE (d).

     http://www.gars.org.gg/gu70lib.html

     http://www.guernseyliberationday.com/

 

HL, South Korea:

     DT50KJ celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations between South

     Korea and Japan. QRV until June 30 on HF. Japanese amateurs run

     8J1KJ in the same context. QSL via HL1IWD.

 

I, Italy:

     The ARI Sezione di Milano runs II2EXPO around the EXPO in Milan.

     QRV until October 31 on 160-10m on SSB, CW, and digital modes.

     There will also be an EXPO award available (for rules see qrz.com).

     QSL via IQ2MI (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.

 

     Other EXPO calls will be IR2EXPO (QSL via IK2TTO (d), 9A8ARS (B),

     LoTW, eQSL), run by A.R.S. Radio Club Como-01, Brughiera Comasca,

     and IO2EXPO (QSL via bureau, eQSL), run by the ARI Sezione di Busto

     Arsizio.

 

JA, Japan:

     8N13ARDF operates around the 10th ARDF Championship of IARU Region

     3 in Shibukawa. QRV untiul September 30. QSL automatically via

     bureau, direct via JA1CVP. http://www.jarl.com/reg3ardf2015/

 

JW, Svalbard:

     Alexander, UA3IPL, has returned to Svalbard and is currently active

     again as JW/UA3IPL until August 29. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, RTTY,

     PSK31, and JT65. QSL via RW6HS (d).

 

     Karl, LA8DW, will also get on the air from Longyearbyen (EU-026).

     QRV as JW8DW between May 6 and 13. QSL via LA8DW (d/B), LoTW.

 

OK, Czech Republic:

     OL2015O and OL2015P operate in the context of the Ice Hockey World

     Championship in Ostrava and Prague until May 17. There is also an

     award available. QSL manager for both calls is OK2JS, logs will be

     uploaded to LoTW. http://90.183.224.4:81/

 

ON, Belgium:

     ON10EURAO, mainly operated by members of ON4VRA (Vlaamse Radio

     Amateurs) celebrates EURAO's 10th anniversary on the air until June

     30. The call will be activated mainly during the weekends on HF.

     http://www.vra.be/ON10EURAO.html

 

PA, Netherlands:

     PA125VVG commemorates the death of Vincent van Gogh 125 years ago.

     QRV between May 11 and June 7. Ana award is also available. All

     QSOs will be confirmed automatically via bureau, direct QSL via

     PA1CPA. http://www.vangoghbrabant.com/en/

 

     PA05MILL will be active from the Old Mill in Oudemolen on May 9/10.

     QSL automatically via bureau, direct via PA2CVD.

 

     Members of the YNOMY DX Group and friends operate the following

     calls until the end of the month to commemorate the end of WW II:

     PA45FREE, PB45FREE, PC45FREE, PD45FREE, PE45FREE, PF45FREE,

     PG45FREE, and PH45FREE. In addition, PA45FREEDOM will be active on

     May 16 and 17. The group also issues an award (see PA45FREEDOM on

     qrz.com). QSLs automatically via bureau, direct via PD7YY.

 

     PH6MILL gets on the air during the weekend from a mill in Rockanje.

     QRV on 80-10m on CW, SSB, and PSK, and on 2m SSB. QSL via PI4VPO

     (d/B).

 

     Members of the club PI4GV commemorate the end of WW II with the

     call PA70V until the end of the month. QSL via PI4GV.

     http://www.verongv.nl/

 

PY0F, Fernando de Noronha:

     Celso, PU2WDX, is currently on the air as ZS0FWA from Fernando de

     Noronha (SA-003, WLOTA 1208, DIB OC-01, ARLHS FDN-001, DFB OC-03)

     until May 7. QRV on 10, 12, and 80m on SSB, and on 10, 12, 15, and

     40m on digital modes. QSL via PU2WDX (d).

 

SM, Sweden:

     Members of the Vaesteraas Radio Club (SK5AA) join the Mill Weekend

     with the call SJ5MILL from the Vaesterby Mill in Vaesterfaernebo.

     QSL via SK5AA (d/B).

 

     SE5MILL operates from the Borggaards Bruk Kvarn. QRV on 80-12m on

     CW and SSB. QSL via bureau, LoTW, eQSL.

 

SV, Greece:

     The Thessaloniki Amateur Radio Group (SZ2T) celebrates its 10th

     anniversary with the call SX10TARG until May 17. QSL via SZ2T (d),

     LoTW, eQSL; no QSLs via bureau.

 

UA, Russia:

     The following calls are currently on the air until the end of the

     month to honour the memory of A.S. Popov: R120A, R120D, R120E,

     R120K, R120L, R120N, R120O, R120P, R120R, R120S, R120V, and

     R120AP.There is also an award available. http://hambook.ru/en/

 

VE, Canada:

     Members of the Penticton Amateur Radio Club commemorate the end of

     WW II with the call VE70DAY until the end of May. QSL via VA7DP.

 

VK9X, Christmas Island:

     Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as JA0JHQ/VK9X between the 7th and

     10th from Christmas Island (OC-002, VKFF-0098, WW Loc. OH29). QRV

     on 40-6m on CW and SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).

     http://pandasan.jimdo.com/

 

ZF, Cayman Islands:

     Jim, W8ERI, gets on the air holiday-style from Grand Cayman Island

     (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) between the 9th and 15th as ZF2DL. QRV with a

     QRP rig on 20, 17, and 15m on SSB. QSL via W8ERI (d).

 

ZL7, Chatham Island:

     Alain, F8FUA, travels again to Chatham Island (OC-038, WLOTA 1627,

     ZLFF-0017). QRV as ZL7/F8FUA between the 7th and 13th, running a K3

     and Buddipole on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via F8FUA (d/B), LoTW.

 

ZP, Paraguay:

     Special event station ZP0ITU operates until the end of May. QSL via

     ZP5AA.

 

 

Other stuff:

============

Mill and Water Pump Station Weekend:

     This event will be held on May 9/10 in the Netherlands and also

     other countries in Europe. For informations on a special award and

     other info see: http://www.pd6mill.com/

     http://www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk/nmw.htm

 

QSL COLLECTION:

     The QSL Collection archive asks everyone interested in bringing

     collections of QSL cards to the Ham Radio at Friedrichshafen to

     contact the collection (office@dokufunk.org) before the event, as

     their capacities for accepting donations of QSL cards are limited

     at the moment.

 

 

Preview:

========

V7, Marshall Islands:

     After T30D in 2014, team leader Rolf (DL7VEE) has put together a

     team for the group's destination in 2015: Majuro, Marshall Islands

     (OC-029). At the moment the group of V73D consists of Bert/DL2RNS,

     Georg/DL4SVA, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/DM2AYO, Guenter/DL2AWG,

     Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/DJ9RR, Joe/DK5WL, Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ, and

     Rolf/DL7VEE.

 

VK9L, Lord Howe Island:

     Christoph, DL1YAF, begins a camping tour in Perth on May 4. He will

     get on the air as DL1YAF/VK en route to Darwin. He also plans to

     get on the air as DL1YAF/VK9L from Lord Howe Island (OC-003, WW

     Loc.QF98ml) between May 30 and June 3. QRV holiday-style on 80-10m

     on SSB and CW. QSL via h/c.

 

3W, Vietnam:

     Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club, led by Antonio (IZ8CCW) and

     Gabriele (I2VGW) plan to get on the air with the call 3W3MD between

     October 31 and November 10. Preparations are supported by Bac

     (XV2A). The group's focus will be on the low bands, WARC, and

     digital modes.

 

 

Abbreviations in this DXNL:

===========================

DFB      Diploma Farois Brasileiros

DIB      Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras

DIE      Diplom Islas de Espana

DIFM     Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine

EURAO    European Radio Amateurs' Organization

IIA      Italian Island Awards

IOTA     Islands on the Air

LoTW     Logbook of the World

OQRS     Online QSL Request System

USi      United States Islands Awards

WAB      Worked All Britain

WCA      World Castles Award

WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award

 

 

Upcoming Contests:

==================

09./10.05.             CQM DX Contest

09./10.05.             Allessandro Volta RTTY

09.05.                 DIG QSO Party UKW

09.05.                 Aktivitaetswettbewerb Franken

09.05.                 FISTS Sprint Contest

 

 

IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)

====

 

IOTA QRGs

CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz

SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

 

 

AF-004; EA8, Canary Island: Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as

     EA8/DG5LAC from Fuerteventura (DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883, EAFF-0191)

     between May 10 and 24. QRV on 40-10m on SSB with a QRp rig. QSL via

     bureau, direct, OQRS.

 

AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands: Sasha, DG4ABE, will be vacationing on

     the Maldive Islands between the 10th and 17th and operates as 8Q7BI

     on 20-10m, mainly on digital modes with some SSB. QSL via DG4ABE

     (d/B).

 

EU-074; F, Bretagne Region Group: Brehat Island (DIFM MA-012, WLOTA

     2010, FFF-1194) will be put on the air by Francis/ON8AZ,

     Geert/ON7USB, Tim/ON5HC, Patrick/ON4PQ, and Lieven/ON7PQ with the

     call TM5U. QRV between May 10 and 15 on 160-60m on SSB, CW, and

     digital modes. QSL via ON8AZ (d/B). www.eu074.be

 

EU-051; I*9, Ustica Island: Giovanni (IK5BCM) and Andrea (IU5BLZ)

     are going to be active with the call IE9B from Ustica Island (IIA

     U001, WLOTA 0848) between the 9th and 16th on 80-10m on CW, SSB,

     and digital modes. QSL via IU5BLZ (d/B).

 

EU-116; GD, Isle of Man: The DX-Interceptors Amateur Radio Club

     (MS0IXD) operates MT0IXD from the Isle of Man (WLOTA 0449) between

     the 8th and 11th. QRV from Scarlett Point on 80-10m on SSB, CW, and

     RTTY. The team consists of Billy/GM0OBX, Frank/MM0HST, and

     Ross/GM1KNP. QSL via M0OXO, LoTW, ClubLog.

     www.dxinterceptors.co.uk/

 

NA-079; W4, Florida State (Dry Tortugas Islands) group: Arturo,

     KG4DRP/p, plans to get on the air from Garten Key (USi FL-013S,

     KFF-0023, WW Loc. EL84np) on May 9&10 on 20m SSB running a QRP

     setup. QSL via KG4DRP.

 

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

     Bruce, K5TEN, will be active as K5TEN/4 from Dog Island (USi

     FL-005S, WW Loc. EL79) between the 9th and 16th on 40-2m on SSB.

     QSL via K5TEN (d/B).

 

 

WWFF Activities

===============

 

EWFF-020 - Olmany Mires:

     Eugene, EW3LK, is going to activate this rare reference on May 7&8

     as EW3LK/p. QRV on the WWFF frequencies with 100W and a mobile

     antenna. QSL via EW3LK.

 

 

WCA Activities

==============

 

Gwrych Castle - GW-00078:

     The Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club activates this castle

     on May 9&10 (10-17 local time) signing GB6AC. QSL via M0VSP.