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            DXNL 2033 - March 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



CQ World Wide WPX Contest:

     The upcoming weekend will see this year's edition of the CQ WW WPX

     Contest on SSB. The 48h-event will offer ample opportunity to work

     new prefixes towards the different WPX awards managed by CQ

     magazine. Last year's SSB contest drew over 5000 logs from all over

     the world. Good luck to all those participating!

     http://www.cqwpx.com/ http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2017.html


8P, Barbados:

     Charles/8P6ET will be active in the contest as 8P1W from Barbados

     (NA-021). QSL via KU9C.


     Tom/W2SC operates in the contest with the call 8P5A. QSL via LoTW.


A3, Tonga:

     Masa/JA0RQV will be back on Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) from March 22

     to 28. QRV during his spare time as A35JP/p on 40-6m (CW, SSB) with

     100W and vertical antennas. On his way back he plans to visit

     Niuatoputapu (OC-191) for a few days. QSL via JA0RQV (d/B), ClubLog

     OQRS, LoTW. http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv


BV, Taiwan:

     Koji/JL3RDC will be joining the WPX contest as BW/JL3RDC from

     Taipei. QSL via h/c (d).


     Likewise from Taipei, Kushi - BW/JP3PZG - will be in the contest as

     well. QSL via homecall.


     Operators BM2AAV, BU2BF, BU2BE, BU2BO, BV2DD, BV2KS, BV3UB, BV3UF,

     BV5OO, BX2AFF, BX3ABQ, and BX3ABT are forming a large Multi/2 team

     under the call BP0P for the contest. For QSL information see



EA8, Canary Islands:

     Manuel/EA8DO, Alvaro/EA8JR, and Jorge/EA8TL are the ops behind ED8W

     in the contest. QSL via LoTW.


EA9, Ceuta and Melilla:

     Jorge/EA9LZ plans to use the callsign EF9R in the WPX contest. QSL

     via EA5KB (d), LoTW.


GD, Isle of Man:

     Mark/M0UTD and Gordon/MM0GOR will be active in the contest as MD1U

     and MD1E respectively from the Isle of Man (EU-116). QSL for both

     calls via M0OXO, LoTW.


I, Italy:

     Members of the Radio Club Leuven and friends will be working in the

     contest as IO9R from Sicily. Ops are IT9BTI, IT9YAO, ON4FG, ON4LN,

     ON4CU, ON5EN, ON6NG, ON7JB, ON7PX, and ON8PL. QSL via ON3AR.


OE, Austria:

     See the following website for a list of all special calls

     (OE2017xxx) around the Special Olympics World Winter Games:



S2, Bangladesh:

     After DXNL 2032 reported on the DXpedition to Bangladesh it

     transpired that the intended 2x2 calls (S21KM and S21GM) would not

     be available after all. So now the group uses S21ZED during the

     first 7 days and S21ZEE during the remainder of their expedition.



SM, Sweden:

     Jef/DD2CW and Dirk/ON3UN will be active from SI9AM between the 22nd

     and 29th, including the WPX contest. QSL via SM3TIR.


T2, Tuvalu:

     Tim/NL8F operates again under the call T2TT from Tuvalu (OC-015)

     between March 23 and April 13. QRV on 80-10m (SSB, JT65) and also

     in the contest. QSL via N7RO.


VE, Canada:

     Special event station XO1X remains active until the end of 2017

     celebrating Canada's 150 years anniversary. Operators for the WPX

     SSB contest will be Gerry/VE1RM, Cary/VE4EA, and Gene/KB7Q. QSL via



V3, Belize:

     Victor/WB0TEV will be the op behind V31VP in the contest. QRV

     between the 24th and 28th, outside the contest with a focus on RTTY

     and Asia. QSL via WB0TEV (d/B).


VP5, Turks and Caicos:

     John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT are joining forces for the contest as VP5P

     from Turks and Caicos Island (NA-002). QRV before and after signing

     VP5/homecalls. QSL for VP5P wia W2TT, LoTW.


XE, Mexico:

     XF2L will be active in the contest from the Isla de Lobos (NA-221,

     ARLHS MEX-035). QSL via PayPal.



Z6, Republic of Kosovo:

     Z60A, the station of the Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK)

     will be operated by Pekka/OH2YY in the WPX contest. QSL via OH2BH.


ZA, Albania:

     Lisa/PA2LS, Lennart/PD5LKM, and Kees/PE1KL will be operating as

     ZA/PA2LS between the 22nd and 29th on 160-2m on SSB, CW, PSK, and

     RTTY. QSL via PA2LS (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.



Other stuff:


M0OXO QSL-Service:

     Charles/M0OXO informs that he manages QSL requests for the

     following calls from Qatar via his website: A70X (AS-088), A71A,

     A71AM, A71EM, A71RCAR, A71SS, A71YY, and A73A.




     The DARC club Stiftsland (DOK U23) together with the COTA Team

     Germany are offering a number of annual COTA Awards. The basic

     level for COTA Hunters begins with 50 German castles worked within

     one calendar year, further levels are available for 100, 150

     castles etc. To be eligible for a COTA Activator award at least 10

     German castles must be activated within one calendar year (at least

     50 QSOs logged). Applications to be sent with an ADIF file of

     contacts to Manfred/DF6EX.




     E44CM (2016) has been approved for award credit.





A2, Botswana:

     After a successful activity in 2016, a British team will be

     returning to Botswana for April 25 until May 5. They will work as

     A25UK on 160-6m (SSB, CW, RTTY). For more information see:




Abbreviations in this DXNL:


AB       All Band

ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

IOTA     Islands on the Air

HP       High Power

LoTW     Logbook of the World

LP       Low Power

OQRS     Multi-OP

SB       Online QSL Request System

SO       Single Band

SHRAK    Single OP

WCA      Kosovo Amateur Radio Association

WLOTA    World Castles Award

WRTC     World Lighthouse On The Air Award



Upcoming Contests:


25./26.03.             CQ WW WPX Contest (SSB)

27.03.                 DIG-PA Contest

25.03.                 FOC 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



NA-021; 8P, Barbados: Dick/G3RWL operates as 8P6DR between March 23

     and April 20 on 80-10m (CW, RTTY). QSL via ClubLog OQRS, G3RWL

     (d/B), LoTW.


SA-028; PY2, Sao Paulo State East group: Martin/PY2/LU9EFO,

     Fabio/PU2KBD/p, and Ricardson/PU7TDX/p are going to activate the

     Ilha de Sao Sebastiao from the 24th to 26th on HF (SSB only). QSL

     via F4BHW (d), LU9EFO (B).



WWFF Activities




CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz

SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz


Sandy Creek Conservation Park - VKFF-0933:

     David/VK5PL will be active from this reference on the 24th on 7135

     and possibly also on 80, 20, and 15m.


Rood Kloster - ONFF-0492:

     Francois/ON5SWA activates this location on the 24th (09z to 13z)

     signing ON5SWA/p.