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DXNL 2186 - February 26, 2020 DX Newsletter
DXNL 2186 - February 26, 2020
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Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO
A6, United Arab Emirates:
Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) operate as
A60KWT on the 25th and 26th around the Kuwait National Day.
BV120SU celebrates the 120th anniversary of Soochow University
until Aug. 4 on HF. QSL via BU2EQ, eQSL.
Rudi/DK7PE travels to Panama on the 24th and expects to arrive in
Bolivia on the 26th. He plans to operate as CP6/DK7PE until March
6, mostly on the low bands on CW. He brings along an inverted-V
antenna. QSL via DK7PE (d/B). https://www.rooody.de/
Alvaro/HP1DAV, Jay/HP3AK, Roger/G4BVY, Peter/G4CLA, and
Martin/GD4XUM will be active as H33K from Volcan/Province Chiriqui
(WW Loc. EJ88qs) between March 2 and 13. QRV on 160 to 10m on CW,
SSB, FT8, and also during the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL via HP1DAV
(d), LoTW, ClubLog.
The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) puts a number of special event
callsigns on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and
achievements of Guglielmo Marconi. During March, II4MCY refers to
the founding of the first Marconi Company in 1897. An award will be
available as well. QSL via IQ4FE. http://www.arifidenza.it/
The special event stations IO3RT and IO3AF commemorate the 100th
anniversary of Arturo Ferrarin's first flight from Rome to Tokyo.
QRV until the end of May on 80-6m (CW, SSB, digital modes). An
award is also available. QSL for both calls via IQ3BM (d/B).
J6, St. Lucia:
Bill/K9HZ, Dan/W0CN, and Kyle/WA4PGM are currently operating as
J68HZ and J68CN on HF (CW, FT8). They stay until March 16; during
the ARRL SSB Contest they will sign J68HZ. QSL for J68HZ via K9HZ
(d), LoTW; J68CN via W0CN (d), LoTW.
The Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) continues to honour
the memory of Orthodox saints during March with the callsign
LZ250KD. QSOs count towards the All Saints - 2020 award. QSL via
bureau, LZ1KCP (d). http://www.lz1kcp.com/
Members of the Radio Club Peruano operate from the Tucume
Prehispanic Archaeological Monument with the callsign OC1TU on the
28th and 29th. QRV on 80 to 10m on SSB and FT8. QSL via OA4O (d/B),
Philip/N2HX and his wife will be paying Bonaire (SA-006) a visit
from March 1 to 15. QRV holiday-style as PJ4/N2HX on HF (SSB, RTTY,
FT8), also during the ARRL SSB contest. QSL via N2HX.
PJ7, St. Maarten:
Tom/AA9A returns to Sint Maarten (NA-105) from Feb. 29 until March
28 and operates as PJ7AA on 80 to 10m (CW, FT8, SSB). QSL via AA9A
(d), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
V8, Brunei Darussalam:
The special event station V84HSK marks the 36th anniversary of the
country's independence. QRV until March 2 on HF on CW, SSB, and
digital modes. QSL via V85TL (d).
VP5, Turks and Caicos Islands:
Jim/K4QPL, John/K4BAI, John/N9NB, and Mike/WU4V plan to operate
together as VP5M in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. Before and after, they
will be signing VP5/homecalls between March 3 and 12. QSL for VP5M
YS, El Salvador:
Following his stay on the Bahamas (Feb. 20 to 25, C6AGE),
Gerhard/OE3GEA moves on to El Salvador, from where he will be
active as YS/OE3GEA until Feb. 28. QSL via OE3GEA.
ZF, Cayman Islands:
Joel/NF3R will be operating as ZF2RJ from March 3 to 10 on HF,
including the ARRL contest. QSL via LoTW.
During March, Peter/G0NQZ will be active as MX1SWL/a (WAB TQ50).
QSL via M5DIK (d/B), eQSL. http://www.iswl.org.uk/
Sigi/DL7DF reports that he had to cancel all plans for the
DXpedition to Djibouti (J20DX), which was scheduled for March 4 to
16. Various administrative difficulties, such as secruity and
customs, left the group no other choice. http://www.dl7df.com/j2/
KH8, Swains Island:
The W8S DXpedition to Swains Island has been postponed to Sept. 23
- Oct. 6. This is due to travel restrictions that are currently
enforced on American Samoa over concerns about the spread of the
coronavirus disease. Although this is a disappointment, the crew
emphasises that the DXpedition was not cancelled but merely
postponed. (Ronald Stuy, PA3EWP)
Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society plan to activate
Failaka Island (AS-118) from March 11 to 15 as 9K2F. QSL via 9K2RA.
OZ75MAY marks the liberation of Denmark between May 1 and 10. There
will also be an award available. QSL via OZ1ACB, ClubLog OQRS,
LoTW, eQSL. https://oz75may.oz0j.dk/
CY0, Sable Island:
The next DXpedition to Sable Island is scheduled for Oct. 19 to 28.
The team consists of AA4NC, K4UEE, K4ZLE, K5DHY, K5YY, N2IEN, N2TU,
N8AA, W4DKS, WA4DAN, and WW2DX. http://cy0dxpedition.net/
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
EARS Emirates Amateur Radio Society
IOTA Islands on the Air
LoTW Logbook of the World
OQRS Online QSL Request System
WAB Worked All Britain
WCA World Castles Award
WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC World Radiosport Team Championship
25.02. UKEICC 80m Contest
29.02./01.03. UBA DX Contest
IOTA Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
NA-073; V3, Corozal/ Belize District group: Iain/G4SGX plans to
operate from Ambergis Caye as V31GX during March (including the
BERU contest). QSL via M0OXO, LoTW.
OC-034; P2/YB9, New Guinea: Will/AA4NC and Ron/AA4VK will be
operating holiday-style as P29NC and P29VK between Feb. 28 and
March 1 on HF (CW, FT8, SSB). QSL for P29NC via EA5GL, P29VK via
OC-035; YJ, New Hebrides: From March 3 to 6, Will and Ron operate
as YJ0NC and YJ0VK respectively. QSL for YJ0NC via EA5GL, YJ0VK via
OC-047; H44, Solomon Islands: From March 1 to 3, Will and Ron will
be paying North Solomon Island a visit and operate as H44NC and
H44VK. QSL for H44NC via EA5GL, H44VK via AA4VK (d).
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