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Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
David/DL7ZM, Boris/4K4K, and friends are planning to operate as
4K/DL7ZM from the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory between July 1
and 10 on 6m (CW, SSB, FT8). QSL via AD0PY (d).
The Sea of Peace award celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018.
DL60SOP (special DOK 60SOP) will be active throughout July on HF. A
QSO counts towards the 60 Years SOP award. QSL via DL4SVA (d/B).
FP, St. Pierre and Miquelon:
Eric/KV1J will be back on the bands as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island
(NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, WW Loc. GN17) between the 3rd and
17th of July. QRV on 80-10m (SSB, RTTY, some CW and FT8) and during
the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via KV1J, CLubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
Between July 1 and 28 the following special event stations are
marking 90 years of Portishead Radio on HF (CW, SSB): GB0GKA,
GB0GKB, GB0GKC. QSL for GB0GKA via G3ZRJ, KGB via G4HLN, GKC via
The ARI section Fidenza (IQ4FE) honours the memory of Augustin de
Coulomb during July with the callsin II4COU. QSL via IQ4FE.
K, United States of America:
The 13 Colonies Special Event will be held between July 1 and 10
this year. K2A, K2B, K2C, K2D, K2E, K2F, K2G, K2H, K2I, K2J, K2K,
K2L, and K2M will be active together with GB13COL and WM3PEN. An
award is available as well. http://www.13colonies.net/
The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) continues to honour
the memory of Bulgarian Saints with the call LZ380PM during July.
QSL via bureau, LZ1KCP (d). http://www.lz1kcp.com/
LZ25RRC will be joining the celebrations around the 25th
anniversary of the RUssian Robinson Club during July. QSL via
The amateur radio club of Heidenreichstein (AFCH) operates as
OE3LFLB in the context of a firefighting competition in Lower
Austria. QRV between June 29 and July 1.
P2, Papua New Guinea:
Roly/ZL1BQD will be back on the air as P29RR from Wewak (OC-034)
between the 1st and 26th of July. QRV on HF with a focus on FT8.
QSL via ZL1BQD (d), LoTW, eQSL.
Michael/G0POT pays Vik/Island (EU-021) a visit from July 2 to 9.
QRV as TF/G0POT with a QRP rig. He also plans to activate SOTA
references. QSL via G0POT (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
VP5, Turks and Caicos Islands:
Pete/VE3IKV and Bill/W4TAA/VE3MMQ will be active as VQ5Z between
July 1 and 10 from Providenciales Island (NA-002, WW Loc. FL31vs)
on HF and 6m on CW, SSB, and digital modes. They are using the
Jim's(K4QPL) VP5M-Contest-QTH. QSL via VE3IKV (d).
Bill/KB3KYH operates holiday-style as VP9/KB3KYH between June 28
and July 3 from Bermuda (NA-005) on 20m (SSB). QSL via KB3KYH
25 Years RRC:
The Russian Robinson Club (RRC) celebrates its 25th anniversary
with the special callsign R25RRC between July 1 and September 30.
An award will be available. Celebratory activities may also be
expected from other countries. QSL via RZ3EC.
SAQ geht zum Alexanderson-Tag auf Sendung:
The Swedish VLF transmitter SAQ will be operating on the annual
Alexanderson Day (1st Sunday in July, 2018: July 1) on 17.2kHz.
Warm-ups will start on 0815z, 1015z, and 1215z, with proper
transmissions following on 0845z, 1045z, and 1245z. SK6SAQ will be
active during these time on 7035kHz (CW), 2755kHz and 14035kHz
(SSB). SWL reports via SK6SAQ (d/B).
New WRTC Awards - Assistant Judge (4/5):
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
A special prize draw will be held from the pool of those who send
in their log to the WRTC log checkers before 18z on July 15.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
RRC Russian Robinson Club
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
01.07. RAC Canada Day Contest
IOTA Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (email@example.com)
EU-047; DL, Niedersachsen State group: Mario/DJ7MH operates
holiday-style from Baltrum (DLFF-0010) between July 1 and 8 as
DJ7MH/p on 40, 30, and 20m (CW). QSL via h/c (d/B).
EU-053; OJ0, Market Reef: Emil/DL8JJ, Paul/G4PVM, and Col/MM0NDX
will be active from Market Reef (ARLHS MAR-001, OHFF-0038, WLOTA
0542) between the 27th and 29th as OJ0Y on HF. Depending on weather
conditions short operations may be possible from Aland before and
after, signing OH0/homecalls. QSL via homecalls (d/B), OJ0Y via
M0SDV and LoTW.
EU-125; OZ, Jylland West group: Dirk/DD5KD and Frank/OE9KFV will be
operating from Roemoe between July 1 and 6 as 5Q6D and 5Q9F on
80-10m (SSB, CW, FT8). QSL via OE9KFV (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
NA-018; OX, Greenland: Bo/OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from
Ittoqqortoormiitcity (WW Loc. HQ90, WLOTA 0072) between July 1 and
14. QRV during his spare time (noon and evening hours). He plans to
activate NA-243 for a few days. QSL via OZ0J (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog
NA-144; W7, California State South (Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
County) group: Oleh/KD7WPJ activates Santa Rosa Island between the
2nd and 4th of July with a focus on 6m (FT8, CW, SSB) but also on
HF (CW) with a QRP setup. QSL via KD7WPJ.
IOTA activations by DL2VFR:
Ric/DL2VFR plans to activate three Swedish IOTA groups
according to the following schedule:
July 01-03: EU-037 as SD7V
July 04-09: EU-020 as SD7V/1
July 11-14: EU-084 as SD7V/5
Each location counts 1 point for the SOP award (see above).
QSL via DL2VFR (d/B).