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Furkan/TA7AOF and Golkem/TA7AZC will be active supported by
Serge/4L1QC between the 8th and 12th. QRV as 4L/TA7AOF and
4L/TA7AZC with a focus on digital modes and the CQ WPX RTTY
Contest. QSL via homecalls, LoTW.
Dick/AD7AF will be active between the 4th and 22nd as 5W0LR on
40-10m (CW, SSB, FT8) and also during the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL
via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, and AD7AF (d).
Yuri/VE3DZ operates as 6Y2T around the ARRL DX CW Contest from Feb.
13 to 20. QSL via VE3DZ.
C5, The Gambia:
Alan/G4DJX, Jessica/M6LPJ, Polly/M6POG, Morgan/M6MXD, and
Stan/M6SQO will be paying the Senior High School in Farafenni a
visit together with 18 pupils and 3 teachers from Sandringham
School in St. Albans. QRV between Feb. 9 and 16 as C5DX; QSL via
G4DJX (d), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, and Frank/DL7UFR will be
operating as CN2DF and CN2FR between the 13th and 20th. QRV with
two setups on 160-10m (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31). QSL via DL7DF (d/B),
LoTW, OQRS. http://www.dl7df.com/cn/
Estonia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the country's
independence on January 24. The Estonian Radio Amateur Union marks
the occasion with the following special event calls until the end
of March: ES100A, ES100C, ES100F, ES100G, ES100J, ES100L, ES100M,
ES100O, ES100P, ES100Q, ES100R, ES100S, ES100U, ES100X, and ES100Z.
A special award is available as well. Contacts will be uploaded to
LoTW and eQSL, requests for QSL cards should be made via the
Members of the radio club F6KMB will be active as TM6C around the
Dunkirk Carnival from the 11th to 26th. QSL via F6KMB (d/B).
J6, St. Lucia:
Charles/KG9N is going to sign J6/KG9N from Saint Lucia Island
(NA-108) between the 13th and 27th on HF and during the ARRL
contest. QSL via KG9N.
8J3B operates in the context of the 100th anniversary of the "Lake
Biwa Rowing Song" until June 26. QSLs will be sent automagically
via the bureau, direct requests via JK3IJQ.
KP2, Virgin Islands:
Dick/K4XU will be paying the Virgin Islands a visit between Feb. 12
and 19. QRV as NP2/K4XU, mainly for the ARRL contest. QSL via K4XU
Dave/WJ2O operates as OA4/WJ2O between the 13th and 21st with a
focus on the WARC bands and the ARRL contest. QSL via LoTW.
The United Nations ARCDXC will be active as 4U0R on World Radio Day
(Feb. 13). QSL via UA3DX (d/B).
John/W2GD is expected back on the air as P40W from Aruba (SA-036)
for the ARRL DX CW Contest. QRV between Feb 12 and 20, before and
after the contest mainly on 160, 30, 17, and 12m. QSL via N2MM (d),
Patrick/PE2PVD, Guido/PD2GWE, Evelyn/PD1EHO, Sander/PD9HIX,
Thomas/PA3TVV, Maarten/PD2SVA, and Erwin/PA3EFR will be
commemorating Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scout Movement,
with the callsign PA2018BP between Feb. 9 and March 9. QSL via
PA6ANT (WAP-221), operated by Cor/PA3FOE, will be active between
Feb. 10 and March 4 around the the 15th Antarctic Activity Week.
QRV on HF on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, JT65, JT9, and FT8. QSL via PA3FOE
(d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
K2PLF, N4GG, N5OT, NF9V, W9VA, WA9S, WI9WI, and PJ2DX will all be
active holiday-style from the Signal Point Contest Station on
Curacao (SA-099). They are signing PJ2/homecalls on 160-10m. As
PJ2T they will be participating in the ARRL contest. QSL via
homecalls, PJ2T via W3HNK.
Scott/NE9U operates as PJ4/NE9U between the 10th and 24th. During
the ARRl contest he will be active as PJ4A together with
Ronald/KK9K, John/K4BAI, and Noah/K2NG. QSL for PJ4A via K4BAI;
PJ4/NE9U via direct or bureau, LoTW.
V2, Antigua and Barbuda:
Paul/VA3ZC is going to visit Jolly Harbour (NA-100, WLOTA 1118)
from Feb. 13 to 27. QRV as V26PE on 40, 30, and 20m on FT8, JT65,
and some SSB. QSL via VA3ZC.
Torsten/DG7RO and Alexandra/DO5ALX will be operating as V31TF and
V31RU between the 7th and 25th. QRV on HF on SSB, RTTY, some FT8,
and during the CQ WPX RTTY, ARRL CW, and CQ WW 160m SSB contests.
QSL for both calls via homecalls (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.
Victor/WB0TEV plans to participate in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest
together with Scott/KK7J as V31VP. Also QRV before and after from
the 8th to 12th. QSL via WB0TEV (d/B).
V4, St. Kitts and Nevis:
John/W5JON will be back on the air from Calypso Bay (NA-104, WLOTA
1164, WW Loc. FK87pg) between Feb. 13 and March 16 as V47JA on
160-6m on SSB. QSL via W5JON (d), LoTW.
Expedition 3Y0Z; Bouvet Island, IOTA AN-002 Adverse weather
conditions and some trouble with one of the ship's engines has
prompted the 3Y0Z team to abort their DXpedition to Bouvet Island.
The group is now heading to Cape Town in South Africa. They are
disappointed of course, but everyone is safe and considering
options for another trip to Bouvet in the future. Bob, K4UEE Ralph,
K0IR Erling, LA6VM
World Radio Day:
Watch out for numerous special event stations operating on February
13, the World Radio Day.
The Tifariti Gang is announcing a DXpedition to the Republic of the
Congo for March 9 to 19 as TN5R. Operators are EA1SA, EA5KM,
EA7AJR, EA7KW, F9IE, F8ATS, HK6F, IK5RUN, IN3ZNR, JH4RHF, and
EA5RM. QRV on 160-10m on SSB, CW, and RTTY.
Silvano/I2YSB is planning the Italian DXpedition Team's next trip
to Cameroon for the second half of March. More information:
Eight members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna are planning
an activation of Palagruza Island (EU-090, IOCA CI-084, WLOTA 0057)
for June 16 to 23 with the callsign 9A90P. Operators are
Emir/9A6AA, Radovan/9A2SC, Boris/9A2GA, Ico/9A2KI, Marijan/9A1MB,
Vito/9A5VS, Neven/9A5YY, and Zeljko/9A3DF. QRV on 160-10m on SSB,
CW, and digital modes. QSL via 9A2MF.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
AB All Band
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
HP High Power
IOCA Islands of Croatia Award
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
LP Low Power
OQRS Multi OP
SO Online QSL Request System
WAP Single OP
WCA Worldwide Antarctic Program
WLOTA World Castles Award
WRTC World Lighthouse On The Air Award
EU-116; GD,MD, Isle of Man: Billy/GM0OBX, Jonathan/MM0OKG, and
Stevie/MM0VPY will be operating from Scarlett Point on the Isle of
Man between the 9th and 12th as MT0IXD. QRV on HF on SSB, cW, RTTY,
and in the CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest. QSL via M0OXO, LoTW.
NA-002; VP5, Caicos Islands: Pat/K0PC operates as VP5/K0PC between
the 13th and 20th. QRV as VP5K in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL for
both calls via LoTW, ClubLog, K0PC (d/B).
NA-075; VE7, British Columbia Province (Gulf Islands) group:
Mike/VE7ACN plans to activate South Pender Island from Feb. 7 to 14
as VE7ACN/7, including the CQ WPX RTTY Contest. QSL via ClubLog
OQRS, LoTW. https://www.ve7acn.com/
NA-180; V3, Stann Creek/Toledo District group: Art/NN7A is going to
operate as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye between the 8th and 14th
on HF (mostly CW). QSL via NN7A (d/B).
OC-009; T8, Palau Islands: Will/AA4NC and Ronald/AA4VK are planning
a World War II commemorative operation from Palau for Feb. 13 to
21. Their callsign is not known so far. QSL via AA4NC.
Parco Naturale della Maremma - IFF-0264 Am 07. Februar (08:00 -
10:00 UTC) ist IQ5QO/p aus dem Naturpark "Parco Naturale della
Maremma" (IFF-0264) auf allen Kurzwelle ein interessanter QSO
Partner. QSL via IZ5GST.
Natura 2000 - Pianure del Parco della Maremma - IFF-1350:
IQ5QO/p activates this reference on Feb. 7 (11z to 13z) on HF. QSL
Natura 2000 - Tombolo da Castiglion della Pescaia a Marina di Grosseto - IFF-1352:
IQ5QO/p activates this reference on Feb. 7 (14z to 16z) on HF. QSL
Natura 2000 - Monte Leoni - IFF-1348:
IQ5QO/p activates this reference on Feb. 8 (09z to 11z) on HF. QSL
Riserva Naturale Basso Merse - IFF-0565:
IQ5QO/p activates this reference on Feb. 8 (13z to 15z) on HF. QSL
Naturpark Leende - PAFF-0034:
Toon/PD0RWL and Cor/PA2CVD will be active from this location on
Feb. 7 (09z to 1430z) signing their calls /p on 80, 40, 20, and 10m
(SSB only). QSL via homecalls.
Ilots de l etang d Ingril - FFF-2377:
Jean-Marie/F5NLX activates this reference on Feb. 8 (1245z to
1540z) as F5NLX/p on CW and SSB. QSL via F5NLX.