DK0GEO will take part in the Geoparks Communication Weekend from
DLFF-0063 in the Harz Mountains. QSL via bureau.
Members of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be operating
as EI2GEO from the Copper Coast European Geopark during the
weekend. QSL via EI3HDB (d).
FO, French Polynesia:
Walter/HB9XBG is going to put Bora Bora Island (OC-067) on the air
between the 7th and 17th on 20m (SSB only). QSL via HB9XBG.
The special event station GB6GEO will be active from Kent's Cavern
during the Geopark weekend. QSL via bureau, G3VOF (d).
Lauren/W0LD and Jon/N0JK are going to pay PJ4G on Bonaire Island
(SA-006) a visit between June 7 and 11. QRV as PJ4V during the ARRL
VHF Contest (June 9/10) and as PJ4/homecalls before and after on HF
and 6m (SSB, CW, FT8). QSL via W0LD, PJ4V via M0URX.
J48GEO joins the Geopark weekend event from the Natural History
Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest on Lesvos (EU-049, GIOTA
NAS-014). QSL via direct and LoTW.
V7, Marshall Islands:
Will/KW4WZ plans to get on the air during hs spare time from
Kwajalein (OC-028) between the 7th and 18th as V73/KW4WZ on HF
(JT65, FT8, some SSB). QSL via LoTW.
VE2SPEED operates in the context of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in
Montreal between June 8 and 15. QSL via VE2JCW (d).
Kyle/WA4PGM will be active between June 6 and 16 as VP9/WA4PGM from
Bermuda (NA-005) on 160-6m (mostly CW). QSL via WA4PGM (d), LoTW.
New WRTC Awards - WAWRTC (1/5):
The World Radiosport Team Championship takes place from July 14
(12z) until July 15 (12z) in parallel to the IARU HF Championship.
63 teams will be competing from identical sites south of Berlin.
QSO partners can directly support the contestants with QSOs. In
order to stimulate contacts with the WRTC stations, five awards
have been created, which we will introduce here during the next
The Worked All WRTC Stations (WAWRTC) award honours QSOs with all
63 stations. In order to apply for the award, one QSO with each
station, regardless of band and mode, is needed. For Europeans, 80
and 40 will likely be the best bands (+20m depending on propagation
conditions). For DX operators from outside Europe 40 and 20m are
probably the best bet. http://www.wrtc2018.de/
Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018:
Members of the EIDX Group are planning to activate the following
islands between June and September as EJ0DXG:
EU-103; Little Saltee Island, June 15 - 18
EU-007; Great Blasket Island, July 20 - 22
EU-121; Bere Island, August 24 - 26
EU-006; Irishmore Island, September 13 - 16
EI0DXG will be active from EU-115 (Ireland, main island) until
the end of September. An award will be available for working
4 of the IOTA groups. QSL via M0OXO.
RI0B Arctic Legends Tour 2018:
Many of our readers will recall the activity from Ushakova Island
in 2001 as RI0B. During September 2018 RI0B will be active in the
Arctic Legends Tour 2018 from the following IOTA groups:
Firnley Islands (AS-054)
Tyrtova Island (AS-121)
Nansena Island (AS-104)
Skott-Gansena Island (AS-068)
Arkticheskogo Instituta Islands (AS-087)
Sibiryakova Island (AS-005)
The team will consist of Igor/UA9KDF, Victor/RW0BG, Andy/UA0BA,
Andy/UA9LDD, Mike/UA1QV, and Igor Kuznetsov (camera man).
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
GIA German Island Award
GIOTA Greek Islands On The Air
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
06./07.06. DIG Fruehjahrscontest
09./10.06. DRCG WW RTTY Contest
09./10.06. Green Party
09.06. QSO-Party am Funkertag
09.06. Asia Pacific Sprint Contest
09.06. VFDB Contest
09./10.06. Portugal Day Contest
09./10.06. WW South America Contest
EU-001; SV5, Dodecanese: Marcel/OK2QQ operates as SV5/OK2QQ from
Kalymnos and Telendos between June 12 and 22 on 40-2m (CW, SSB,
FM). QSL via OK2QQ (d), LoTW, eQSL.
EU-014; TK, Corsica Island: Arnoud/PE2USA will be active from near
Sari-Solenzara (WW Loc. JN41qu) as TK/PE2USA between the 10th and
15th. QRV on 40, 20, and 10m, maybe also on 80m, during the
afternoon hours on SSB and RTTY with 100W and a dipole. QSL via
EU-046; LA, Troms County group: Waldi/SP7IDX activates Vannoya
Island (WW Loc. JQ90uf) as LA/SP7IDX on 40-10m (SSB, digital modes)
between June 7 and 20. QSL via h/c (d/B).
EU-129; DL, Usedom Island: Volker/DL1WH is going to spend his
holiday on Usedom (GIA O-13, DLFF-0075) from the 9th until the 23rd
and will be signing DL1WH/p on HF (CW, some SSB). QSL via DL1WH
EU-178; ES0/8, Parnumaa County/ Saaremaa County group:
Henrik/DG0LFF, Steffen/DH1DM, Fred/DH5FS, and Uwe/DL3BQA will be
activating several islands in the Baltic Sea. Their first stop,
between June 11 and 15, is Kihnu Island (WW Loc. KO18xd,
ESFF-0079). QRV as ES0UG/8 and ES0/homecalls on HF, 6m, 4m, 2m,
70cm, and 3cm. For more information see: https://baltic2018.blogspot.com/
NA-079; W4, Florida State (Dry Tortugas Islands) group: A team of 6
operators plans to activate the Dry Tortugas between June 8 and 11
for the ARRL International Grid Chase and the ARRL June VHF
Contest. QRV with one rig on 6m, and on HF with a focus on 40 and
20m (SSB, CW, FT8). QSL via LoTW, ClubLog OQRS, K4NHW (d).
NA-155; TI6, Limon Province group: TI2CDA, TI2CC, TI2JCC, KM4HI,
and N3KS will be active from Unita Island between June 7 and 11 as
TE6DX on 160-6m on CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8. QSL via TI2CDA, LoTW,
OC-077; KH8, Samoa Islands: Dave/WJ2O, while on Oceania trip, plans
to operate as KH8/WJ2O for two days beginning June 8 on 40-15m
(CW). QSL via N2ZN (d), LoTW.
OC-097; 5W, Samoa Islands: Dave/WJ2O then moves over to 5W and will
be active from there between June 11 and 13 on 40-15m (CW). His
callsign is not known so far. QSL via N2ZN (d), LoTW.
OC-140; VK6, Western Australia State (N.W. Coast) West group:
Craig/VK5CE activates Direction Island as VK5CE/6 from the 8th
until the 11th. QSL via VK5CE (d).