DXNL 1906 - October 15, 2014 DX Newsletter
*** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 ***
a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de)
4W, Timor-Leste: Jon, K7CO, and a team announce a dxpedition to Timor-Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019) from Oct. 19 until the end of the month. QRV as 4W/K7CO on 80-10m in CW and SSB, including the CQ WW DX SSB contest. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. http://www.nielsen.net/4w/
5B, Cyprus: Hellmuth, DG1BH, spends his holiday on Cyprus between Oct. 19 and Nov. 9 and plans to get on the air as 5B/DG1BH, running a FT-817 on 20m in PSK and some SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B).
A2, Botswana: Frosty, K5LBU, operates as A25CF from the 21st of October until November 3. QRV on 160-6m, QSL via K5LBU.
CE, Chile: A group of Chilean amateurs operates the special event call CB1D until the end of the year to draw attention to the 30th anniversary of the scout group "Port of Iquique". QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via XQ1FM (d/B), LoTW.
CP, Bolivia: Peter, DF7NX, returns once more to Bolivia and operates as CP8MW from Riberalta until the 22nd. QRV on HF in CW, QSL via DF7NX (d/B).
CT, Portugal: The special event station CR5MEA will participate in the JOTA weekend (Oct. 18/19). QSL via bureau.
FO, Marquesas Islands: Operators Jared/N7SMI, Grant/KZ1W, Keith/VE7KW, and Don/VE7DS will activate Nuku Hiva Island (OC-027, DIFO FO-023, WLOTA 2030, WW Loc. BI91we) as TX7G between the 18th and 26th. QRV from a beach location on 80-10m in CW, SSB (also during the CQ WW contest), and RTTY. QSL via N7SMI, ClubLog OQRS. http://tx7g.com/
G, England: George/GM8YUI, Kai/MM1AUF, Eunice/MM3UVL, David/GM1SRX, and Stephanie/MM3YGE operate as GB0GDS during the JOTA weekend at the Greenock District Scout HQ (WAB NS-27). QSL via bureau, eQSL.
HK, Colombia: Lothar, DK8RLF, who is currently in Columbia, working as HK3JCL (see DXNL 1903), has suffered a breakdown of his amplifier and is not as active right now as he planned because he still has problems to find a replacement 811 tube. His stay lasts until November 26.
HL, Republic of Korea: DT17AGI is currently active until Oct. 20 to mark the 17th Asian Games of Incheon. QSL via HL1IWD (d), LoTW.
J7, Dominica: Bogdan/SP2FUD, Janusz/SP9FIH, and Kazik/SP6AXW will get on the air from Dominica Island (NA-101, WW Loc. FK95ho) as J79F, J79L, and J79X between the 18th and 26th. QRV on HF with a focus on the CQ WW contest, during which they plan to run two single band stations on 40m and another on an additional band. QSL J79L and J7)X via SP9FIH, J79F via SP2FUD. http://j7.dxpeditions.org/
JA, Japan: The Ome Amateur Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of the town Ome until December 13 with the call 8J150ZYG. QSL automatically via bureau.
JD1, Minami Torishima: Take, JG8NQJ, is currently working at the wx station on Minami Torishima (OC-073, WW Loc. QL64xg, JCC 10007). QRV solely in CW during is spare time from mid-October until mid-December as JG8NQJ/JD1. QSL via JA8CJY (d), JG8NQJ (B).
KH8, America Samoa: Masa, JH3PRR, pays a visit to Tutuila Island (OC-045, WLOTA 4385) from Oct. 21 to 27. QRV as KH8B, also during the CQ WW contest. QSL via OQRS, ClubLog, LoTW, JH3PRR (d).
LZ, Bulgaria: 2014 marks the 1000th year of death of Tsar Samuel, emperor of the Bulgarian Empire from 997 to 1014. Members of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) run the special event station LZ1000TS on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes to honour his memory. QSL via LZ1BJ (d/B).
OE, Austria: Ingo, OE2IKN, participates in the JOTA weekend as OE2XWL/2 from a school in St. Gilgen (WW Loc. JN67qs). QSL via bureau. http://www.telescout.org/
ON, Belgium: OO4CLM (CLM = Canadian Liberation March) commemorates the liberation of Knocke on the 1st of Nov. 1944. QRV from Oct. 16 until Nov. 15. There is also an award available. QSL via ON3AIM (d/B).
Members of the club station ON8ALT are honouring the memory of WW I victims with the call OP14T until the 1st of November. QSL via ON2NL, LoTW.
PY, Brazil: ZV14LABRE remains on the air until the end of the month in the context of the first national amateur radio conference (CNR) in Guararema (Oct. 16-19). QSL via PY2AA (d/B). http://cnr.labre-sp.org.br/
SP, Poland: SN50MOA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the youth observatory in Nieplomice. QRV until Oct. 31. QSL via SP9MOA (B). http://www.moa.edu.pl/news.php
VK9X, Christmas Islands: Operators Bogdan/SP2EBG, Gala/SP2GKS, Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF, and Roman/SP9FOW will put Christmas Island (OC-002, VKFF-098, WW Loc. OH29) on the air between Oct. 18 and 31. QRV as VK9XSP with two stations on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. They will also participate in the CQ WW contest with one setup. QSL via SP6IXF, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL. http://www.vk9xsp.dxing.pl/
VU, India: Sarath, VU3RSB, operates the special event station AT2HFI around the Hamfest India until Nov. 10. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m. QSL via VU3RSB (d), LoTW.
W, USA: W1AW will be active /4 from Alabama and /8 from Michigan during the upcoming week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/w1aw-portable-qsos.php
ZA, Albania: Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE, plan an operation from Elbasan between the 18th and 27th, signing ZA/homecalls. QRV holiday-style on 40-10m in SSB. They also plan to activate Elbasan Fortress (WCA ZA-00004). QSL via h/c (d/B).
Jamboree on the Air - JOTA: The scout event Jamboree on the Air will be held on Oct. 17 to 19 this year. http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota
WRTC 2018: The World Radio Team Championship (WRTC) sanctioning committee has decided to approve the application of a group from Germany to hold the next championship in Germany in 2018. This will be a joint effort by DARC, BCC, and RRDXA under the presidency of Christian Janssen, DL1MGB. Amateurs interested in helping the group to organise this event are asked to send a message to contact (at) wrtc2018.de. http://www.wrtc2018.de/de/
DXCC: E30FB has been approved for DXCC credit.
Abbreviations in this DXNL: BCA Belgian Castles Award DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer GIA German Island Award HQ Headquarter IIA Italian Island Awards JCC Japan Century Cities JOTA Jamboree on the Air LoTW Logbook of the World OQRS Online QSL Request System WAB Worked All Britain WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award WRTC World Radio Team Championship
Upcoming Contests ================= 15.10. Whitestick-Day-Contest 18./19.10. JARTS WW RTTY Contest 18./19.10. WAG Contest 19.10. Asia-Pacific Sprint Contest
IOTA Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH (firstname.lastname@example.org) ====
IOTA QRGs CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AF-057; 5R, Madagascar's Coastal Islands West: Antonio/IZ8CCW, Gabriele/I2VGW, and a multi-national team of the Mediterraneo DX-CLUB activate Nosy Be Island (WLOTA 3042) between Oct. 20 and Nov. 4 as 5R8M. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY, during the CQ WW contest as 5R8C. QSL via IK2VUC (d/B), LoTW. http://www.mdxc.org/5r8m/
AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Taka/JA8COE plans to get on the air from Shodo Island between the 16th and 19th as JA8COE/5. QRV on 80-10m in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via h/c (d/B), OQRS.
EU-011; G/M, Isles of Scilly: John/M5JON, Pete/M0ILT, Ant/MW0JZE, Charles/M0OXO, and Rob MW0RLJ operate with the call MX0LDG from St. Mary's Island between the 15th and 22nd. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW, QSL via M0URX, bureau QSLs via OQRS.
EU-031; I*8, Campania Region group: Michele/IZ8XLP operates from Ischia Island (IIA C-001) as IC8/IZ8XLP from the 18th to 24th. QRV solely in SSB on 40-10m. QSL via h/c (d/B), OQRS. http://www.bitebyte.biz/ic8iz8xlp
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Volker/DL1WH plans to get on the air from Pellworm (GIA N-23) as DL1WH/p between the 18th and 28th. QRV on HF, mainly in CW. QSL via DL1WH (d/B).EU-115, EI, Ireland (Ireland/Northern Ireland): Oliver/ON4EI gets on the air from Ireland as EU8GQB for the 20th time. QRV between the 18th and 30th of October on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m in SSB, during the CQ WW contest as EI1A. QSL via PA3249, LoTW.
EU-146; PA, Zuid Holland /Zeeland Province group: Marc/PD7YY, Jan/PE1GNP und Marcel/PG8M activate Schouwen Duiveland (WLOTA 3089) from the 18th to the 25th as PH146EU. QRV on 40-10m, maybe also on 80m, in CW and mainly in SSB. QSL via PD7YY (d/B).
SA-036; P4, Aruba: John/W2GD gets on the air once more as P40W from Aruba (WLOTA 0033). QRV between the 20th and 28th, including the contest, on HF in CW and SSB. QSL via N2MM (d), LoTW.
SA-055; LU, Buenos Aires (Delta Del Parana) Prov group: Operators Juan/LU1EK, Walter/LU1XP, Eduardo/LU2HOD, Hector/LU3CM, Sergio/LU4CBC, Roberto/LU4QQ, Julio/LU5MT and Walter/ LU8QBF activate Martin Garcia Island (ARLHS ARG-045, WW Loc. GF05vt) as AY4E. QRV from Oct. 16 to 19 on 160m-70cm in CW, SSB, RTTY, and digital modes. QSL via LU4QQ (d/B).
SVFF-IOTA-RRC-DXpedition A large group of Russian and Greek amateurs plan to activate a number of SVFF references between the 17th and 24th with the calls SW44FF, SW3FFm SW(SW, SX25C, SX7OL, and SX7OD on 80-10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK63:
Oct. 17: SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF Oct. 18: SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW44FF Oct. 19: SVFF-033 "Argos & Midia" as SX25C SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-036 "Sapientza Isl." (EU-158) as SW8SW SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW44FF Oct. 20: SVFF-036 "Sapientza Isl." (EU-158) as SW8SW SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW3FF SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-033 "Argos & Midia" as SX25C Oct. 21: SVFF-023 "Kotihi-Strofilia" as SX25C/p Oct. 22: SVFF-035 "Xilokastro Forest" as SX7OD SVFF-032 "Helmos-Vouraekos" as SX7OL SVFF-023 "Kotihi-Strofilia" as SX25C/p Oct. 23: no WWFF activitie