3B6/7, Agalega and St. Brandons Islands:
Operators Seb/F5UFX, Flo/F5CWU, Vincent/F4BKV, Gil/F4FET, Pat/F2DX,
Pascal/F5PTM, Diego/F4HAU, and Laurent/F8ATM will be active from
Saint Brandon (AF-015, WW Loc. LH93se) between the 5th and 17th.
QRV as 3B7A with 5 rigs on HF (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL via ClubLog
OQRS, F5CWU (d/B), LoTW. http://www.saintbrandondx.com/en/
Zorro/JH1AJT, Jin/JF1IST, and Champ/E21EIC are going to put Bhutan
on the air once more as A5A from April 4 to 11 on 160-6m on CW,
SSB, and FT8. QSL via JH1AJT, ClubLog OQRS.
D4, Cape Verde:
Mike/CT1IUA operates as D4IA from Sal Island (AF-086) until the
9th. QRV on HF, mostly on CW. QSL via CT1IUA.
Members of the DARC club Korbach (DOK F47) will be active until
September 30 with the call DF18HET (special DOK HT18 between May 4
and June 3) in the context of the annual Hessentag, a fair and
festival in Hesse. QSL via bureau, DG3FFM (d), eQSL.
Members of the PI4RAZ Radio Club will be signing HB0/homecalls
between the 7th and 14th. Operators are Mans/PA2HGJ, Robert/
PA2RDK, Frank/PA3CNO, Paul/PA3DRF, Gert/PE0MGB, and Piet/PE1FLO.
QRV on 160-10m, mostly on CW and some SSB / digital modes. QSL for
all calls via PE1FLO.
IB2RT commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Nobile expedition
until October 20. A special award will be available as well. QSL
via bureau, I2MYF (d), eQSL.
8J1IRW draws attention to the Isumi Railway founded 30 years ago.
QRV until the end of March 2019. QSL cards will be sent
automagically via the bureau, your card is not needed. Direct cards
goes via JH1DSF. http://www.isumirail.co.jp/
PJ5/6, Saba and St. Eustatius:
Rick/AI5P will be active as PJ5/AI5P between the 9th and 16th on
HF. QSL via AI5P.
Watch out for Tony/3D2AG operating as T2AR from Funafuti (OC-015,
WW Loc. RI91ol). QRV on 160-10m (SSB, CW, FT8, JT65, RTTY). This is
a business trip and Tony's operating will be limited to his spare
time. QSL via 3D2AG.
The following special event stations will be commemorating Yuri
Gagarin's first flight in space between April 1 and 15: UE57G,
UE12APR, R12APR, and R108M. QSL for UE12APR and R12APR via R3LO,
for R108M via RK3LC and for UE57G via R3LD. https://gagarin.ga/home.php
The International Radioamateur Club WW celebrates its 30th
anniversary on the air with the call EM30N until the end of 2018.
QSL via UR4NWW. http://ur4nww.qrz.ru/em30n/
Royal Air Force Centennary:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF)
and the 80th of the RAF Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS). Many
special event calls will be active between April and September,
e.g. GB100RAF, VP8RAF/100, G1RAF, GB1RAF, GB100RAF, ZB2RAF... For
more information about activity windows and QSL managers see: https://www.rafars.org/raf100/
QSLs for Z60A have now been printed and may be requested from
QSLs for XR0YD are currently being printed.
VP5, Turks and Caicos Islands:
In July Pete/VE3IKV and Bill/W4TAA/VE3MMQ will be operating as VQ5Z
on HF and 6m (CW, SSB, FT8, MSK144, JT65). QSL via VE3IKV (d).
VK9C, Cocos Keeling Islands und VK9X Christmas Islands:
Mike/DF8AN plans to visit Cocos Keeling and Christmas Island during
November according to the following itinerary:
Nov. 03 - 06: VK9XQ - Christmas Island
Nov. 06 - 10: VK9CH - Cocos Keeling
Nov. 10 - 17: VK9XQ - Christmas Island
QSL via DF8AN (d/B).
WJ2O South Pacific DXpedition:
Dave/WJ2O plans a tour in the South Pacific for June/July:
KH8 - June 08 (2 days)
5W - June 11 (2 days)
KH8 - June 13 (4 days)
KH1 - June 27 (10 days)
3D2 - July 13 (4 days)
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
CIsA Canadian Islands Awards
DFCF Diplome des Forts et Chateaux de France
DIB Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras
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
04.04. UKEICC 80m Contest
07.04. LZ Open Contest
07.04. DARC UKW-
07./08.04. Mississippi QSO Party
07./08.04. Missouri QSO Party
07./08.04. SP DX Contest
07./08.04. EA RTTY Contest
NA-084; VE2, Quebec Province (St Lawrence Gulf) East group:
Mike/VE7ACN will be active for 7 days, starting April 10, from
Harrington Island (CIsA QC003) as VE7ACN/VE2 on HF. QSL via VE7ACN
(d/B), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS. https://www.ve7acn.com/
OC-160; VK4, Queensland State (South Coast) North group: Tim/NL8F
is going to operate as VK4COF from Hamilton Island between the 3rd
and 13th on HF (SSB, CW). QSL via N7RO.
OC-265; VK9, Coral Sea Islands Territory South: Andy/VK5MAV
activates Cato Reef between the 9th and 18th signing VK5MAV/9. With
a confirmation rate of 13.2% this IOTA group is one of the rare
ones. QSL via RN3RQ or ClubLog OQRS. http://vk5mav.wixsite.com/dxpedition
SA-071; PY2, Sao Paulo State Centre group: Claudio/PY9MT and
Billy/PY2LCD will be operating from Couves Island (DIB SP-11, WW
Loc. GG76de) as PR2CI from April 6 to 8. QRV on 80-10m on SSB, CW,
and digital modes. QSL via PY2AE (d/B), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
De Uitlegger - ONFF-0715:
ON/PA2CDV/p und ON/PD0RWL/p will be active from this reference on
April 5 (08z - 1430z)on 80, 40 and 20m (SSB only). QSL via
Etang de Thau - FFF-0870:
Jean-Marie/F5NLX will be signing his call /p from Frontignan
(FFF-0870, DFCF 34003, DFCF 34004, WCA F-01428, WCA F-01429) on
April 5 (1145z - 1530z) on HF (CW, SSB). QSL via F5NLX (d/B).
Nature Park Meissner-Kaufunger Wald - DLFF-0085:
Thomas/DL1ASA plans to operate from this reference on April 7 (12z
and later) on 40m (CW). QSL via bureau or direct.
Lake Tawakoni - KFF-3031:
The club WA5DCT will be active on April 7 and 8 from the State Park
Lake Tawakoni (KFF-3031). QSL via WA5DCT (d/B).
Mustang Island - KFF-3043:
Johnny/K5ACL and Samuel/K5JM will be operating from the state park
on Mustang Island (KFF-3043, NA-092) on April 7 (15z to 01z). QSL
via K5ACL (d/B). http://www.k5acl.net/
Riserva Naturale Alto Merse - IFF-0575:
Leonardo/IW5EFX/p activates this reference on April 8 (from 06z
onwards) on HF (SSB only). He also plans to participate in the IFFA
Contest 2018. QSL via IW5EFX (d/B).
Parco Naturale delle Lame del Sesia - IFF-0241:
Bruno/IZ4EFP will be active from this park on April 10 (from 06z
onwards) on HF (SSB). QSL via IZ4EFP (d/B).