Competition Winners

Written by DL1MGB, April 1st 2014, 06:51

Sometimes it pays off when you read the DX news. So it did with the latest news on the 2014 Lagunaria DX Group DXpedition to Lord Howe Island. We asked about the correct history behind the suffix of our assigned callsign VK9DLX.

If you apply for a 3-letter-suffix callsign in Australia, the first letter has to show the license class. And the second letter (of the VK9ers) stands for the territory. We made the first experience when we went to Norfolk Island in March 2007: VK9DNX. Somehow we found it funny afterwards. In October 2008 we were on Willis Island: VK9DWX. The information about the suffix could have been found on

For the first three DXers who would send us the correct history (that includes also the complete history) about the suffix, we promised a ZL8X foto book as a reward. These three DXers were:

  • Gary DF2RG
  • Val LZ1VB
  • Markus OE6MDF

Congratulations! In total there were five postings. Thanks for participation! The winners will receive their books in the next days. All others still have the chance to order it online:

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