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DARC Committee "DX"
Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
DXNL wishes all readers a happy and successful new year 2018.
John/KB4FB plans to revisit Da Nang in the first days of January
and February. QRV as 3W9FB for a few days each time on HF. QSL via
C5, The Gambia:
Pedro/ON7WP is currently doing some charity work in The Gambia and
will be active as C5WP between the 28th and 30th from Buntung with
a focus on digital modes. QSL via ON7WP (d).
C5, The Gambia:
Frank/ON7RU is active at the moment as C56RU until Jan. 1. QSL via
ON7RU (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
Alex/UA1OJL is going to operate as RI50ANO from Bellinghausen Base
(established Feb. 22 in 1968) on King George Island (AN-010)
between Jan. 1 and March 31. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, and digital
modes. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, RN1ON (d/B).
The Worked All Europe Awards are still going strong 70 years after
their first inception. The anniversary will be celebrated by
DJ70WAE (special DOK 70WAE) throughout 2018. QSL via bureau.
DK200MARX (special DOK 200KM) celebrates Karl Marx's 200 birthday
on the air in 2018 on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau, DK5PZ
Radio amateurs in Wismar are celebrating 90 years of ham radio in
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania with the call DM90AIW (special DOK
EK4ABK). QRV between Jan. 1 and June 30. Their historical source is
a QSL card of EK4ABK dating from Jan. 9 in 1928. QSL via bureau,
DA200FWR (special DOK FWR200) draws attention to the 200th birthday
of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, a German pioneer of forms of
cooperative economy in the 19th century. His ideas and works were
recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016.
QSL via bureau, DK2PU (d).
Radio amateurs from the DARC club Hassberge (B37) are celebrating
the 1000th anniversary of the town Zeil am Main in 2018 with the
special event call DF1000ZEIL. QSL via bureau.
The DARC club of Paderborn (N14) celebrates its 70th anniversary
during 2018 with the callsign DL70PADER. QSL via bureau.
Railway radio ops from Paderborn are celebrating their club's 50th
anniversary with the call DB50EFAPB during 2018. QSL via bureau.
The founding of KW Electronics Ltd will be celebrated in 2018 by
GB2KW (operated by Chris/GM3WOJ and a team) from the 1st to 28th of
January, and by GB8KW (operated by members of the Cray Valley Radio
Society) on Jan. 6 and 7. QSL for GB8KW via G0UKN; GB2KW via LoTW,
Members of the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will be active with
the calls GB0HNY, GB1HNY, GB2HNY, GB4HNY, GB5HNY, GB6HNY, and
GB8HNY between Dec. 28 and Jan. 24. An award is available as well.
For QSL information see qrz.com.
H4, Solomon Islands:
Shane/VK4KHZ remains active as H44DA from the Solomon Islands
(OC-047) until the beginning of January on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m,
and via the SO50 satellite. QSL via VK4KHZ.
The special event station 8J7HCB draws attention to the 100th
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival. QRV between Jan. 1 and May 31.
QSL automagically via bureau or direct via JK7LXU.
K, United States of America:
James/KB2FMH and Mark/NO8J are putting the calls W2D and W8D on the
air during January to celebrate the R.L. Drake Company. QRV mainly
on the weekends on 80-10m (SSB). QSL for W2D via KB2FMH (d),
ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
PJ7, Sint Maarten:
Vadym/UT6UD will be active as PJ7/UT6UD between Dec. 30 and Jan.
13. QRV on 160-17m with a focus on Japan. QSL via UT6UD (d), LoTW.
Alex/SQ9UM celebrates his past 20 years as a DXer with the call
SN20UM during 2018. QSL via SQ9UM.
Dionizy/SP6IEQ operates the callsign 3Z18HNY between Dec. 30 and
Jan. 15. QSL via SP6IEQ (d/B), LoTW.
Ryosei/JH0IXE will be active until Jan. 5 as T8CW from Koror Island
(OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77fi) on HF. QSL via JA2KCT (B), JH0IXE (d),
LoTW, eQSL. http://t8cw.idou.net/
The Miller-DX-Club and hamlog.ru are offering a Russian New Year -
2018 radio marathon from Dec. 30 until Jan. 8 with the special
event stations QRV UE18A, UE18C, UE18E, UE18F, UE18G, UE18M, UE18U,
UE18Z, and the HQ station UE18NY. An award will be available. QSL
via ClubLog OQRS. http://mdxc.ru/
VI70HI (QTH: Australia, OC-001) marks the first ANARE expedition to
Heard Island in December 1947. QRV until Feb. 28 on 160-10m (SSB,
CW, RTTY, digital modes). QSL via M0OXO.
VP5, Turks and Caicos Islands:
John/N9EAJ will be paying Grand Turk (NA-003) a visit from Dec. 27
until Jan. 4. QRV as VP5/N9EAJ on 40-10m (SSB, CW), probably also
on 80m. QSL via ClubLog, LoTW.
Members of the West Bengal Radio Club (VU2MQT) will be active as
AU2WBR from Ganga Sagar Mela/Sagar Island (AS-153) between Jan. 1
and March 31. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus will be meeting for a
ritual bath on the 14th of January at the confluence of the river
Ganges and the Bay of Bengal. QSL via VU2NRO.
SP7VC on tour in Africa:
Mek/SP7VC and Kate/SQ7OYL are planning a tour through Western
Africa for Dec. 29 until Jan. 6. QRV holiday-style from Senegal
(6W), The Gambia (C5), and Guinea Bissau (J5) on 160-15m (SSB,
FT8). QSL via homecall. http://www.sp7vc.pl/
Ulrich Bihlmayer, DJ9KR - sk:
Ulrich/DJ9KR passed away on December 16 after a long illness. For
more than 25 years (1986-2012) Uli headed the DARC monitoring
service; he also acted as a vice-coordinator for the IARU
monitoring system for a long time.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
30./31.12. Stew Perry Topband Distance
30.12. RAC Canada Winter Contest
30.12. DSW Kurzcontest
30./31.12. Original QRP Contest
01.-07.01. Aktivitaetswoche Rheinland-Pfalz
01.01. SARTG New Year RTTY
01.01. AGCW-DL Happy New Year
01.01. AGCW-DL VHF/UHF Contest
IOTA Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (email@example.com)