Beginning on Oct. 18 Steve/WB2IQU operates from Apia for one week
as 5W2IQ on 40, 20, 15, and 10m. QSL via WB2IQU (d).
Dan/K6ZO will be active with the callsign 7Q6M between the 23rd and
29th. QRV on 160-10m and during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via
CT3, Madeira Island:
Helmut/DF7ZS operates from Madeira around the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
QRV as CT9/DF7ZS between the 23rd and 29th, and as CQ3W in the
contest. QSL for CT9/DF7ZS via DF7ZS; CQ3W only via ClubLog OQRS. http://df7zs.de/
Members of REF 63 will be active with the call TM63CDP between Oct.
18 and Nov. 18, drawing attention to the recognition of the Chaine
des Puys as a World Heritage site. QSL via F6BDE.
FJ, Saint Barthelemy:
Thierry/F6CUK plans to operate holiday-style as F6CUK/FJ between
Oct. 21 and Nov. 1. QRV on HF on CW and SSB, and maybe also in the
CQ WW contest. QSL via homecall (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog.
The special event station OE100ES commemorates the death of painter
Egon Schiele 100 years ago. QSL via bureau, qrz.com.
Yuri/VE3DZ will be active as P40T from (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc.
FK42xn) between Oct. 21 and 31 on HF; during the CQ WW contest he
will be operating on all bands as well. QSL via VE3DZ.
Scott/NE9U plans to sign PJ4/ne9U from Bonaire (SA-006) between
Oct. 20 and Nov. 3. QRV during the CQ WW contest as PJ4G. QSL via
NE9U (d/B), LoTW.
Scott/W4PA is going to pay Bonaire a visit from the 21st to 28th.
Together with Steve/PJ4DX and some others he will be taking part in
the CQ WW contest as PJ4G. QRV before as PJ4/W4PA with a focus on
WARC bands and 160m. QSL via W4PA.
PJ7, St. Maarten:
Ed/N2HX will be back on the air as PJ7PL from Sint Maarten (NA-105)
between Oct. 20 and Nov. 4. QRV on SSB, RRTY, FT8, and during the
CQ WW contest. QSL via N2HX.
PY0F, Fernando de Noronha:
Members of the Noronha Contest Group will be activating Fernando de
Noronha (SA-003) from the 23rd to 29th as PY0F. QRV on 160-10m on
SSB and FT8. Their focus is on the CQ WW contest though. QSL via
PY7RP (d), ClubLog OQRS, LoTW.
Shoji/JA6EGL pays the VIP Guest Hotel on Koror Island (OC-009) a
visit from Oct. 17 to 24. QRV as T88SM on 160-6m (CW, SSB, digital
modes). QSL via JA6EGL (d).
TU, Cote d'Ivore:
Bertrand/DF3FS operates as TU5MH between Oct. 20 and 29 on HF (CW,
SSB). QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, DF3FS (d/B).
VP6, Ducie Island:
A large team consisting of Dave/K3EL, Gena/K5GS, Les/W2LK, Heye/
DJ9RR, Laci/HA0NAR, Vadym/UT6UD, Walt/N6XG, Arnie/N6HC, Chris/N6WM,
Ricardo/PY2PT, Steve/W1SRD, Mike/WA6O, Jacky/ZL3CW, and Rob/N7QT
activates Ducie Island (OC-182) between Oct. 20 and Nov. 3. They
are planning to operate with 7 rigs on 160-10m (CW, SSB, digital
modes, FT8). QSL via OQRS. FOr more information see: https://www.vp6d.com/
Dave/K4AJA, Rick/W4GE, Gay/N4SF, and Steve/AA4V will be active
together from Somerset Village, signing VP9/homecalls between the
23rd and 30th. QRV on HF on all modes, and as VP9/K4AJA in the CQ
WW contest. QSL for all calls via homecall (d), LoTW, ClubLog.
XT, Burkina Faso:
Peter/S54W, Janko/S57L, Robert/S58Y, Rado/S59ZZ, and Tine/S50A will
be active together as XT2SZZ from Bobo Dioulasso. QRV from the 22nd
until the 30th on HF and 6m, and in the CQ WW contest. QSL via
S59ZZ, ClubLog, LoTW.
Lee/DS4NMJ remains active as DT8A from King Sejong Station on King
George Island (AN-010) until Dec. 18. QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, and
12m on FT8, SSB, and CW. QSL via HL2FDW, LoTW.
Matt/VK5HZ will be using the call VK0HZ (SSB, some digital modes)
during his spare time on Davis Station (AN-016) during the
Antarctic season 2018/19.
Adam/ZL4ASC works as a communications technician during the 2018/19
season on Scott Base, Ross Island (AN-011). QRV during his spare
time as ZL5A. https://www.adamcampbell.co.nz/
New IOTA groups:
During the RSGB Convention 2018 the following new IOTA groups were
added to the IOTA Directory:
EU-192; SM - Kataja Island (Finland/Sweden)
OC-297; FO - Morane Atoll (Tuamotu, French Polynesia)
NA-249; KP3 - Puerto Rico's Coastal Islands
NA-250; KL - Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups (Alaska)
AS-204; R0F - Kuril'skiye Island North
AS-205; R0X - Bering Sea Coast East
Arctic Legends 2018 RI0B - Logs:
The logs have now been uploaded to ClubLog for checking and QSL
requests. For links to the separate island logs see qrz.com.
"CW Key Day":
The Grupo Argentino de CW (GACW) holds its activity day on October
20 (40m: 19z to 21z, 80m: 23z to 01z). This is not a contest but
rather an opportunity to get on the air for CW contacts at all
levels of proficiency. Ops who submit their log will receive a
certificate of participation. http://lu4aao.org/Key_Day_2018.htm
JOTA - JOTI 2018:
October 19 to 21 will see the 61st Jamboree on the Air and the 22nd
Jamboree on the internet event, bringing together scout teams
world-wide. Numerous stations will be active, e.g. OE8JOTA,
DK50STM, 9M4CSB, GB4BHS, EG5IP... https://www.jotajoti.info/ https://www.jota-joti.at/
TX0A & TX0M - IOTA DXpedition (OC-113 & OC-297P):
Cezar/VE3LYC and Adrian/KO8SCA are planning an activation of Maria
Est Atoll (OC-113) and Morane Atoll (OC-297P) as TX0A and TX0M
respectively between Dec. 4 and 18. https://tx0a-tx0m.weebly.com/
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
CIsA Canadian Islands Awards
GACW Grupo Argentino de CW
IOTA Islands on the Air
JOTA Jamboree on the Air
JOTI Jamboree on the Internet
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
19.10. LZ Open Contest
20.10. Asia Pacific Sprint Contest
20./21.10. JARTS WW RTTY Contest
20.10. Bayern Ost Contest
20./21.10. New York QSO Party
20./21.10. Worked All Germany Contest
20./21.10. Stew Perry Topband Distance
21./22.10. Illinois QSO Party
21.10. Bayern Ost Contest
21.10. ON Contest
EU-115; EI/GI/MI, Ireland (Ireland/ Northern Ireland):
Olivier/ON4EI will be back on the air as EI8GQB from Fethard
between Oct. 21 and 31. His camping caravan rig is powered by a
hybrid wind/solar system. During the CQ WW contest he will use the
callsign EI7T. QSL via LoTW, PA3249 (d/B).
NA-008; VY0, Nunavut (Ellesmere Island) group: The Eureka Amateur
Radio Club will be active from Ellesmere Island (CIsA NT003)
between Oct. 17 and Nov. 10 as VY0ERC on 40, and 20m, maybe also
80m, on SSB, digital modes, and CW. QSL via M0OXO.
NA-018; OX, Greenland: Ops Bo/OZ1DJJ/OX3LX, Michael/ OZ2ELA/OX3LG,
Alex/OZ7AM/OX7AM, and Mikkel/OZ7AKT/OX7AKT plan to operate from
Kangerlussuaq (WLOTA 0072) between the 23rd and 30th on the low
bands, 60m, and the WARC bands (CW, SSB, FT8). During the CQ WW
contest they will sign OX7A. QSL via OZ1ACB, OQRS, LoTW.
NA-104; V4, St. Kitts and Nevis: Clive/GM3POI will be active
holiday-style from Oct. 23 to 30 as V4/GM3POI from Calypso Bay on
St. Kitts (WLOTA 1164, WW Loc. FK87pg). QRV on CW, SSB, and FT8;
during the CQ WW contest as V47X on 20m. QSL via M0URX.
During the JOTA event members of the Braintree and District Amateur
Radio Society will be active as GB0CHS from Castle Hedingham
(EU-005, WW Loc. JO01hx, WAB TL73). QSL via bureau. http://www.badars.co.uk/
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