3Y, Bouvet Island:
The DXpedition team has started its journey on Jan. 13. Due to
present weather conditions the passage to Bouvet will take ca. 14
days, so that the start and end dates for the operation have to be
pushed back about 24 to 36 hours. For more information see the
website; also watch out for 3G9A/mm. QSL via N2OO. http://www.bouvetdx.org/
Hermann/HB9CRV will be operating from Flores Island (EU-089, WW
Loc. HM49jn) between Jan. 22 and Feb. 16 using Antonio'S (CU8AS)
QTH. QRV on 160-10m on FT8 with the call CU8FN. Hermann and Antonio
will be participating in the CQ WW 160m CW Contest together as
CR2W. QSL for CR2W and CU8FN via HB9CRV (d/B), LoTW.
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. A trophy for QSOs with
this call and stations from the participating DARC clubs K01
(Ahrweiler), K08 (Neuwied), K18 (Westerwald), K41 (Sieg-Hellertal),
K47 (Mayen), and K50 (Altenkirchen). For more information see: https://www.darc.de/k50
EI50AOM commemorates the crash of an Aer Lingus Vickers Viscount
803 on 24 March 1968 which killed 61 passengers. QRV between Feb.
22 and March 23. QSL via EI2KA (d/B), LoTW.
In 2018, The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) is going to draw attention to
milestones in radio history. During January II4MXW honours the
memory of James Clerk Maxwell. QSL via IQ4FE.
J8, St. Vincent:
Brian/GW4DVB will be active holiday-style as J88PI between the 21st
and 27th from Palm Island (NA-025, WW Loc. FK92ho) on 40-6m. QSL
via GW4DVB (d), LoTW.
8N0400N celebrates the founding of the city Nagaoka 400 years ago
during 2018. QSL via bureau.
The Norsk Radio Relae Liga (NRRL) celebrates its 90th anniversary
during the whole year with the special calls LM90C, LM90HQ, and
LM90NRRL. QSL via bureau. https://www.nrrl.no/
The radio club Pori celebrates its 60th anniversary with the
special event call OG60F and with an OH1AF/OH1AB/OH1F 60th
Anniversary Award. QSL via OH1NOA, LoTW, ClubLog. http://teljanradioamatoorit.dy.fi/?OG60F
The Vaesteraas Radioklubb (SK5AA) turns 75 this year and celebrates
the occasion with the call 7S75AA. QSL via SK5AA (B), SM5FUG (d). http://www.sk5aa.se/
Paul/VE3AXT returns to Consejo Shores and will be active until
April 4 as V31AX on HF. QSL via M0URX, LoTW.
YS, El Salvador:
Markus/HB9KNA continues to sign as YS1/HB9KNA from Libertad until
May on 160-6m (SSB). He is currently waiting for a native YS
callsign. No QSL information is known at present.
David/K3LP silent key:
The well known DXer and DXpeditioner David Collingham/K3LP lost his
life in a tragic death on the 5th of January. He was 59 years old
and a licensed radio amateur since 1975. Among others his DX
activations included 3D2DC, T33C, K3LP/KP5, ET3AA, ST0R, N8S, 7O6T,
VP8STI, VP8SGI, and 5U5R. In 2014 David was inducted into the CQ DX
Hall of Fame.
The DXpedition E31A will be conducted in memory of David/K3LP. He
was a good friend of the team.
Craig/VK5CE plans to activate the following IOTA references during
June 2018 as VK5CE/6: OC-170 Woody Island OC-199 East Lewis Island
OC-140 Direction Island.
V31JZ/p - NA-180:
Art/NN7A plans to operate from South Water Caye (NA-180) between
Feb. 8 and 14 as V31JZ/p. QRV on 160-10m (mostly CW9 with 100W and
wire antennas. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, NN7A (d/B).
Benin 2018 DXpedition:
The F6KOP team is going on a DXpedition to Benin from March 7 to
18. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, and digital modes. More information to
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
NRRL Norsk Radio Relae Liga
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
19.01. LZ Open Contest
20./21.01. HA DX Contest
20./21.01. North American QSO Party