A6, United Arab Emirates:
The United Arab Emirates participate in the explaration of Mars
with the "Hope Probe" project. The following special event stations
are calling attention to this venture:
* A60EMM/1, Op. A61M, QSL: A61BK
* A60EMM/2, Op. A61Q, QSL: EA7FTR
* A60EMM/3, Op. A61FK, QSL: A61BK
* A60EMM/4, Op. A61BK, QSL: A61BK
* A60EMM/5, Op. A61DD, QSL: A92AA
* A60EMM/6, Op. A61QQ, QSL: A61BK
* A60EMM/7, Op. A61FJ, QSL: LZ1YE
* A60EMM/8, Op. A61DL, QSL: A61BK
* A60EMM/9, Op. A61NN, QSL: Direct https://www.mbrsc.ae/emirates-mars-mission
Loick/HB9HBY and Greg/HB9TWU will be signing HB0/homecalls between
the 24th and 26th on 80-6m (CW, SSB, FT8). They hope to put a
special event callsign on the air on the 27th. QSL via EB7DX.
Members of IQ9QV are marking the 85th anniversary of the
International Radio Medical Center (CIRM) with the callsign II9IRM
from Trapani (EU-025), QRV on July 27 and 28 on CW, SSB, and
digital modes. QSL via eQSL and via direct.
K, United States of America:
The special event station K8V operates around the virtual
convention of the National Speleological Society between the 25th
and 31st. For QSL information see qrz.com.
Ric/DL2VFR pays a visit to OH73ELK between July 18 and 30. He will
also try to activate some OHFF references as OH4/DL2VFR (CW only).
QSL for OH73ELK via bureau, OH4/DL2VFR via DL2VFR.
Erich/HB9FIH has returned to Greece mid-July. On the weekend of the
25th/26th he plans to activate the Castle of Sigri (WCA SV-00128)
on Lesvos Island (EU-049) and participate in the IOTA contest with
the SZ8LES team. Following that, Erich will be active as SV8/HB9FIH
until the end of November, activating SOTA, WCA, and IOTA
references. Depending on Covid-19 developments there are also plans
to visit Turkey, TA3. For more information see: http://www.hb9fih.org/
The special event station V84SPU celebrates the Sultan of Brunei's
74th birthday between July 18 and 31. QSL via V84SPU (d).
Mike/UA0XB has received the callsign XW2DX, to be used during his
5-year stay in the country. QRV on 20, 15, and 10m. QSL via RM0L.
CY0, Sable Island:
Murray/WA4DAN, team leader of the CY0C DXpedition to Sable Island,
has announced that the group's plans have to be postponed to
October 2021. For more information see: http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html
SAT DXpedition Lanzarote Island 2020 Philippe/EA4NF plans to
activate Lanzarote Island (AF-004, WW Loc, IL38 & IL39) via
satellites between Aug. 10 and 17 as EA8/EA4NF. His rigs consists
on an FT818, an FT817, and Alaskan Arrow antennas. QSL via LoTW.
Lighthouse activations in Israel:
The following stations will be active between Aug. 16 and 23:
* 4Z5SL/LH from Acco LH (ISR-003)
* 4X6ZM/LH from Ashdod LH (ISR-001)
* 4X1OM/LH from Mikhmoret LH (ISR-006)
* 4Z1NB/LH from Mikhmoret LH (ISR-006)
* 4X5HF/LH from Stela Maris LH (ISR-004)
* 4X1RE/LH from Stela Maris LH (ISR-004)
* 4Z1DX/LH from Stela Maris LH (ISR-004)
QSL via LoTW.
Abbreviations in this DXNL:
ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
IIA Italian Island Awards
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
AF-014; CT3, Madeira Archipelago: Ulf/DL5AXX will take part in the
12h Mixed category of the contest as CT9ABV. The remaining 12h will
be filled by Paul/DL5CW, signing either CR3W or CT9/DL5CW. QSL via
AF-018; IH9, Pantelleria Island: Raf/IH9YMC joins the contest from
Pantelleria. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.
AS-150; BY4, Shandong Province South group: BA4MY will be active as
BG4OP from Lingshan Island. QSL via BI4IIZ.
AS-155; BV, Taiwan's Coastal Islands: Bruce/BV2KI activates Liu-Chu
Yu Island for the contest as BV0WPX. QSL via BV2KI (d/B) or LoTW.
EU-001; SV5, Dodecanese: Efstathios/SV5DKL plans to operate the
contest on CW. QSL via SV5DKL (d/B).
EU-005; G/GM/GW/M/MM/MW, Great Britain: Gordon/MM0GOR joins the
contest as MM1E. QSL via bureau, LoTW, ClubLog.
EU-025; I*9, Sicily Island: Joe/IT9RZU plans to be active in the
contest for 24 hours. QSL via bureau or direct.
EU-029; OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago: Palle/OZ2PBS is going to operate
the contest from Zealand. QSL via bureau, LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
EU-034; ES0/8, Hiiumaa/ Saaremaa/ Laanemaa County group: Igor/ES0IA
activates Kassaar Island. QSL via bureau or direct.
EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Mike/DG5LAC
operates as DG5LAC/p from Hooge (DLFF-0013) between the 24th and
28th on SSB and digital modes, including the IOTA contest (12
hours). QSL via DG5LAC (d/B), LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog OQRS.
EU-054; I*9, Egadi Islands: Giuseppe/IT9PPG is going to restrict
himself to 12h and low power on 20m as IF9A from Favignana Island
(IIA TP-011) during the contest. QSL via IT9PPG (d/B).
EU-057; DL, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State group: Joachim/DL5KUD is
going to put Ruegen Island on the air for 12 hours (CW only) during
the contest. QSL via direct or ClubLog OQRS.
EU-064; F, Pays de la Loire Region group: Fabien/F4GYM signs
F6KBK/p from Noirmutier Island during the contest. QRV before and
after with his own callsign on SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL for
F6KBK via F4GTB (B); F4GYM via homecall (d/B).
EU-116; GD/MD, Isle of Man: Fred/ON6QR operates the contest as
GD/ON6QR. QSL via homecall (d/B).
EU-132; SP1, Szczecin/ Koszalin Province group: Kuba/SQ6NEJ will be
active in the contest from Wolin Island on 40-10m. QSL via bureau
EU-146; PA, Zuid Holland/ Zeeland Province group: Ivan/ON4IBM
activates Schouwen Duiveland as PA/ON4IBM. QSL via ON4IBM (d/B).
EU-167; CT, Baixo Alentejo Povince group: Luis/CT1EEQ,
Arlindo/CT1EGW, Duarte/CT1FPA, and Luis/CT4NH operate the contest
as CS5DX from Pessegueiro Island (WW Loc. IM57ou) on 40-10m. QSL
via CS5DX (d), LoTW.
EU-172; OZ, Jylland East and Fyn group: Poul/OZ9V signs /p from Aro
Island during the contest. QSL via bureau or direct.
EU-174; SV, Makedonia/ Thraki Region group: Thomas/SV2CLJ operates
as J48L from Amoliani Island (WW Loc. KN10xh). QSL via SV2CLI (d).
NA-058; W4, Georgia State group: Andrew/AA5JF operates as AA5FJ/4
from Jekyll Island between the 23rd and 26th on HF (CW, FT4, FT8),
and during the contest (CW and SSB). QSL via AA5JF (d/B).
NA-144; W6, California State South (Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
County) group: Oleh/KD7WPJ joins the contest for 12 hours (mixed
mode) from Anacapa Island. QSL via homecall.
OC-228; VK5, South Aaustralia State East group: Andy/VK5MAV will be
active as VK5MAV/p on 20-10m (CW). QSL via ClubLog OQRS.
OC-130; DU8/9, Mindanao Island: The stations will be active from
Mindanao: Renante/DV8VMI on 40m, QSL via bureau; DX8CAD on all
bands, QSL via bureau; Ernesto/DX9EVM on all bands, QSL via IK2DUW.