DXNL 1904 - October 1, 2014 DX Newsletter
*** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 ***
a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) 3D2, Fiji: Aki, JA1NLX, plans to get on the air as 3D2YA between Oct. 3 and 9 from Mana Island (OC-121). QRV on 30-10m mainly in CW, but also some SSB and digital modes. QSL via JA1NLX (d/B), OQRS. http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/3D2YA_2014.htm
7Q, Malawi: Karl, DK2WV, operates as 7Q7VW from the 1st to 21st of October from the Radio Dinosaur FM - Karonga Museum. QRV on 160-6m in SSB. QSL via DK2WV (d/B).
8R, Guyana: Alex, W1CDC, spends the whole of October in Guyana visiting his family. QRV holiday-style as 8R1A on 80-10m in CW. QSL via W1CDC (d/B).
8R1AE, operated by Peter, 8R1WD, president of the Guyana Amateur Radio Association, remains active until October 7, drawing attention to the Amerindian Heritage Month. QSL via JA1HGY (d/B), ClubLog.
9N, Nepal: Toshi, JA8BMK, returns to Kathmandu in October and plans to operate holiday-style as 9N7BM on HF. QSL via JA8BMK (d/B).
Knut, DK5AD, is currently active as 9N7AD until October 4 from Banepa. QSL via DK5AD (d/B).
A3, Tonga: Lee, VK3GK, will get on the air as A35RT from Eua Island (OC-049, WW Loc. AG28mo) between Oct. 3 and 13. He will be working for a humanitarian project on the island, but hopes to participate in the Oceania DX Contests SSB and CW during his spare time. QSL via VE3GK (d/B).
CE, Chile: Luis, CX1EK, currently stays in Chile until mid-November and operates as CE2/CX1EK on HF. QSL via the American address on qrz.com.
CN, Morocco: Julio, EB4CUV, continues to operate as CN3UV until October 5. He is also travelling and operating CN3UV/m. QSL via EB4CUV (d/B), eQSL.
F, France: Special event station TM2F operates from Chamery on HF on Oct. 4 and 5. Near that place Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of the then US president, crashed his warbird on 14 July 1918. QSL via F4GTT (d/B).
FO, Austral Islands: Watch out for Rob, NQ7T, and Melanie, AB1UH, from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581) between the 3rd and 13th of October. QRV as TX5Z on 80-10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK with a focus on 80 and 40m. QSL via NQ7T (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
G, England: GB2ROC operates in the context of the Royal Observer Corps Bunkers Heritage during October. QSL via bureau, OQRS.
The International Short Wave League - I.S.W.L. puts the following club stations on the air during October: GX4BJC/a and GX4BJC/a (op. George, G1IPU; WAB TM11) and MX1SWL/a and MX1SWL/p (op. Herbie, G6XOU; WAB TM22). All QSLs via G6XOU (d/B), eQSL.
I, Italy: II4CDN calls attention to the Great Northern Cross near Bologna, one of the largest radio telescopes which was constructed 50 years ago. QRV from Oct. 1 to December 31. QSL via IZ4FUE (d/B). http://www.med.ira.inaf.it/index_EN.htm
JA, Japan: 8J160KSW celebrates the 60th anniversary of the town Kashiwa until 31 March 2015 on HF.
LZ, Bulgaria: LZ1375IKA honours the Bulgarian saint Ioan Kukuzel during October. QSL via LZ1KCP (d/B). http://www.lz1kcp.com/
T30, Western Kiribati: A German expedition is going to activate the Southern Tarawa Atoll (OC-017, WW Loc. RJ61ni) between the 2nd and 15th of October. Operators are: Uwe/DJ9HX, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/ DM2AYO, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/DL1RTL, Juergen/DF7TT, Olaf/DL7JOM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, and Rolf/DL7VEE. QRV with 4 stations on 160-6m in SSB, CW, and RTTY, running about 500W. QSL via DL4SVA (d/B), OQRS, LoTW. http://t30d.mydx.de/?Home
V3, Belize: Dennis, KT5S, operates as V31NX from the end of September on. QSL via KT5S.
V6, Micronesia: Nobuaki, JH0JHQ, gets on the air as V63XP from Phonpei (OC-010) between the 3rd and 6th of October. His focus is on the Oceania DX SSB Contest. QRV before and after on 12 and 17m. QSL via JH0JHQ (d/B). http://pandasan.jimdo.com/
W, USA: W1AW will be active /KL7 from Alaska, /6 from California, and /3 from the District of Columbia from Oct. 1 onwards for a week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/w1aw-portable-qsos.php
XE, Mexico: 4A1LM is active until October 5 during the LXIX Convencion Nacional FMRE from Guadalajara. QSL via XE1LM (B), XE2AU (d), LotW. http://www.fmre.org.mx/
YJ, Vanuatu: Members of The Quake Contesters plan to get on the air for the Oceania DX Contests between Oct. 3 and 15 from Efate Island (OC-035, WW Loc. RH24ch). QRV as YJ0X with two station in CW, RTTY, and SSB. Operators are Geoff/ZL3GA, Phil/ZL3PAH, Paul/ZL4PW und Gordon/G3USR. QSL via ZL3PAH, ClubLog, OQRS, LoTW. http://yj2014.wordpress.com/
FK, Chesterfield Islands: The Perseverance DX Group announces an expedition to Chesterfield (OC-176) for 2015. Their plans include a 12 operator team for 12 days of activity from the island. Confirmed members so far are Pista/HA5AO, Les/W2LK, Heye/DJ9RR, Norbert/DJ7JC, Mike/WA6O, and Gene/K5GS. Stay tuned for more details in January 2015. http://www.pdxg.net
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society COTA Castles on the Air DFH Diploma Fortificacoes Historicas DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer IIA Italian Island Awards LoTW Logbook of the World OQRS Online QSL Request System USi United States Islands Awards WAB Worked All Britain WAIL Worked All Italian Lighthouses WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
Upcoming Contests ================= 03.10. DTC-Contest 04./05.10. Oceania DX (SSB) 04./05.10. Greek GTC-Contest 04.10. DARC KW-HELL Contest 04./05.10. California QSO Party 05.10. ON Contest 80m 05.10. RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest 06.10. European 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-024; S7, Inner Islands: Kasimir/DL2SBY gets on the air as S79KB, first between Oct. 4 and 9 from Mahe (WLOTA 3286), then from Oct. 9 to 18 from Praslin (WLOTA 2862). QSL via homecall (d/B).
AF-040; 5Z, Coast Province North Group: Markus/DJ4EL activates Lamu Island as 5Z4/DJ4EL from the 4th to the 19th in SSB. QSL via DJ4EL (d/B), LoTW.
AS-151; BY2, Liaoning Province West group: Zhang/BA3AX, Wang/BA3CE, and Lu/BD3AEO will be active from Juhua Island between the 2nd and 5th of October as BA3AX/2. QRV on 20-10m. QSL via BA3AX (d/B).
EU-001; SV5, Dodecanese: Wolf, DL3DRN, is currently active holiday-style from Rhodos (WLOTA 0045) until October 9. QRV as SV5/DL3DRN on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via h/c (d/B).
EU-014; TK, Corsica Island: Paul/G4BKI (VP9KF) operates as TK/G4BKI from October until 17 March 2015. QRV on HF in CW. Paul hopes to receive a TK4 call eventually. QSL only direct to his USA address. http://tk.g4bki.com/ http://vp9kf.com/
EU-015; SV9, Crete Island: Andreas/DL9USA gets on the air holiday-style as SW9AG between Oct. 1 and 10 on HF. QSL via homecall (d/B). http://www.qrz.com/db/sw9ag
EU-029; OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago: Uwe/DH3UN activates Falster from the 4th to 17th of Oct. in SSB and PSK signing OZ/DH3UN. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW.
EU-038; PA, Texel Island: Ben/DO1BEN and Barbara/DO1IQ operate from Texel (WLOTA 0043) between the 3rd and 12th of Oct. with their calls PD/homecalls. QRV on 40, 20, and 10m in SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via h/c (d/B). http://www.do1ben.de/index.php? page=texel-island-eu-038
EU-051; I*9, Ustica Island: Alex/IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Maurizio/IZ8SJA, Salvo/ IZ8CZR, and Nicola/IZ8SKO, all members of the Calabria DX Club, will put Ustica Island (ARLHS ITA-136 und ITA-125, WAIL SI-027 und WAIL SI-028, IIA U-001, IFF-485) with the call IE9/IQ8QX between the 2nd and 5th. QSL via IK8YFU (d/B), eQSL, LoTW. http://www.calabriadxteam.it/
NA-001; C6, Great Bahama Bank group: Alex/PY2WAS is expected on the air holiday-style from New Providence Island (WLOTA 1115) as C6AAS. QRV on 30, 20, 17, 15, and 10m in CW and SSB, mainly during the night hours. QSL via PY2WAS (d/B).
NA-003; VP5, Turks Islands: Phil/G3SWH and Georg/DK7LX join forces to operate from Grand Turk Island (WLOTA 0289) as VP5/G3SWH between Oct. 1 and 9. QRV on 80-10m solely in CW, running two stations. QSL via G3SWH (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog. http://www.g3swh.org.uk/vp5-g3swh.html
NA-058; W4, Georgia State group: Lawrence/K4KGG gets on the air as K4KGG/p from Jekyll Island (USi GA006S) between the 3rd and 6th. QRV on HF, QSL via K4KGG (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.
Faro de Torrox - SPA-219 Reinhard/DH6DAO activates the LH Faro de Torrox (ARLHS SPA-219) between the 5th and 14th as EA7/DH6DAO. QRV on HF in CW and SSB, QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW.
DLFF Mini-Expedition Klaus/DL7UXG and Friedrich/DL4BBH activate a number of WWFF references on October 3 according to the following scheudle: o DLFF-248, Nature Reserve Borgfelder Wuemmewiesen (New one) beginning 0800 UTC and o DLFF-211, Nature Reserve Ochtumniederung bei Brokhuchting from about 1200 UTC on. Following then on October 4: o DLFF-051, Nature Park Duemmer beginning 0800 UTC and o DLFF-125, Nature Park Terra Vita from about 1200 UTC on. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m in CW and SSB. Logs will be uploaded promptly. QSL via bureau.
Naturpark Steinhuder Meer - DLFF-118 DARC club H35 ("Steinhuder Meer") activates the references on October 3 as DK0SM on HF. QSL via DK0SM (bureau). http://www.dk0sm.de
OKFF-0141 NPR "Velka Niva" Berti/DK7FK activates the area on October 3 as OK/DK7FK in SSB (morning hours) and CW (afternoon hours), mainly on 40m. QSL via h/c (d/B).
WCA === In addition to his WWFF plans Klaus/DL7UXG also wants to activate Amtshof Harpstedt (WCA DL-03498, COTA-DL NBN-057) during the late afternoon of October 3. On Oct. 5 he then moves on to Freudenburg Bassum (WCA DL-03508, COTA-DL NBN-067), QRV beginning from about 07z on.
Fortress Dom Pedro II - WCA PY-00063 Diego/PY3PDG, Luiz/PU3KTM, and Sadi/PU3SSC activate the Fortress Dom Pedro II (WCA PY-00063, DFH RS-03) on Oct. 4 and 5 as ZY3WTS. QRV