Welcome to Tropical band

To most people the phrase "tropical bands" bring a pretty clear picture to mind - a bunch of shirtless guys playing calypso music. But to experienced shortwave DXers those two little words express the most challenging and enjoyable part of the radio hobby. The phrase kindles memories of a DXer's best catches and favorite QSLs, of exotic stations, music and of early morning listening sessions. (Don Moore)
I like the "Tropical band" name for new 60m allocation. (OK1RP)

Effective from 1st Jan 2017 please paper QSL via OM-bureau only.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

DXNL 2378 - Nov 1, 2023 DX Newsletter by Andreas, DK5ON

DXNL 2378 - November 1, 2023 DX Newsletter

a free and weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX"

Editor: Andreas Salder, DK5ON
(e-mail: dxmb@darcdxhf.de)

translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO

DX Activities

Alex, KU1CW, currently works near Pleiku and will be active as 3W9A
during the CQWW DX CW Contest on Nov. 25/26. QSL via homecall.

The large team is eager to begin their 4W8X DXpedition on Nov. 5,
with more operators joining them on Nov. 12. For more information
see: http://timor-leste-dx.de/.

Stephan, DL1MOG, is currently active again as CN2MOG and will
remain so during November, while exploring the Atlas mountains on a
caravaning trip. QSL via DL1MOG.

Hoc, LU5BE/p, and Enri, LU8EFF/p, activate the rare locator FF59kt
(Rodeo in San Juan province) between Nov. 1 and 5 on 40-6m (SSB,
CW, FT8). For QSL information seee qrz.com.

Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano will be active with the
callsign LU4AAO between Nov. 4 and 12, marking their 2023 Tradition
Day. An award is also available. QSL via direct, via-email, eQSL.

OR79CLM marks the liberation of the town Knokke, 79 years ago, by
Canadian troops. QRV from Nov. 3 to 5. QSL via bureau, eQSL,


CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

announces that he has received permission to visit the island Bajo
de Masinloc (a Filipino-Spanish name for Scarborough Reef). More
information to follow later.

OC-040; E6, NIUE ISLAND: Michael, DF8AN, continues his trip around
the Pacific and will be active as E6AJ from Niue between Nov. 3 and
10 on the following frequencies: CW: 3519, 5354, 7010, 10109,
14019, 18069, 21019, 24890, 28019, 50105 kHz. SSB: 3795, 7125,
14215, 18140, 21295, 24940, 28485, 50140 kHz. FT4: 3575, 7047,
10140, 14080, 18104, 21140, 24919, 28180 kHz. FT8: 3567, 5356,
7059, 10131, 14093, 18098, 21094, 24911, 28094, 50313 kHz. Before
and after he signs ZL/DF8AN from Auckland. QSL via DF8AN (d/B).

OC-065; H40, REEF ISLANDS: Jun, JH4RHF, now wants to operate from
Pigeon Island as H40RH between Nov. 2 and 11. QRV mostly on CW and
FT8 on 40-6m. QSL via OE1JUN.

OC-155; V6, WEST CHUUK group: Cezar, VE3LYC, signs V62P from Pulap
Island between the 1st and 7th of November, mostly on CW. This IOTA
reference has only been activated once before in 2004. QSL via

OC-299P; V6, YAP EAST group: Cezar, VE3LYC, then moves on to Satawalu
Island for November 9 to 16 with the callsign V62S.
This will be the first activation of OC-299. QSL via VE3LYC, OQRS.

Unfortunately, only very few of teams are focused on the CW operation or SSB on 60m band so the nightmare is continuing... But let's try to track Michael, DF8AN from Pacific and maybe Alex, KU1CW from Vietnam.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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