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Saturday, April 19, 2014

CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information.

MMXIV. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
holder of; OZ6OM, OZ50MHz, 5Q6M, ex. OZ1IZB, G0DJJ & OZ7M

Current email address to enter info is; oz6om(a)

DX information - Stop press, news of the latest 7 days.

San Andres Isl., HK0. A group of Colombian operators will activate the callsign 5K0M from San Andres Island between April 19-24th. The operators mentioned are Luis/HK3LEC, Jilmer/HK3UAV, Will/HK4IKL, Julio/HK5WUI, Ernesto/HK7IPT and Jorge/HK7JA. Activity will be from the Colombian Red Cross facility on 40-6 meters. Their primary purpose is to encourage local amateur radio operators of the island to return to their activities within the hobby. QSL via HK7IPT. Details and updates have been posted on:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 24 Apr. 2014
Jersey, GJ. A group of Czech operators will be active as MJ0ICD from the Island of Jersey between July 21-27th. Their main activity will be an entry in the RGSB IOTA Contest. The operators will also use their own callsigns/MJ during the daily operations. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They are also taking equipment for 6m and 2m. QSL MJ0ICD via OK1BIL. Operators mentioned are Marek/OK1BIL, David/OK1DBS, Libor/OK1DOL, Vladislav/OK1FIK, Jan/OK1NP and Josef/OK1XC. The group does have a Web page at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 27 Jul. 2014
Western Kiribati, T30. Update. A experienced German team is pleased to announce another DXpedition to the Pacific Ocean to Southern Tarawa Atoll, Western Kiribati. Their callsign will be T30D, and they will be active between October 2-15th. Operators mentioned are Uwe/DJ9HX, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/DM2AYO, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/DL1RTL, Juergen/DF7TT, Olaf/DL7JOM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN and Rolf/DL7VEE.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least four simultaneous stations with 500 watts amps around the clock. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1814.5, 3526, 7026, 10119, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
 SSB  - 1849, 3805, 7095, 7182, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24955 and 28455 kHz
 RTTY - 3595, 7046, 10137, 14090, 18099, 21090, 24918 and 28090 kHz
  6m  - 50120/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL Manager is DL4SVA. QSL via OQRS (see Web page), direct, by the Bureau and logs will be uploaded to LoTW at a later date. A Web page will is now available at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 2 Oct. 2014
Palau, T8. Operators Fujio/JA1SVP and Takeo/JR1GSE will be active as T88FA and T88TH, respectively, from VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between May 16-19th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. T88TH (JR1GSE) will operate mainly SSB and some CW. While T88FA (JA1SVP) will operate mainly CW and RTTY. Main rig is an IC-756 with a TL-933 (possibly other rigs). Antennas are a 160m sloper, 80/75/40/30m Inverted-V and 20-6m Yagi. QSL T88FA via JA1SVP, and T88TH via JR1GSE. Both either direct or by the Bureau. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room),
see Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 19 May 2014
Corsica, TK. Alex, IW5ELA, will once again be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi between April 25th and May 1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/15/12 meters (maybe 6m) and mainly on CW. He will use a FT857 w/ 100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 1 May 2014
Jersey, GJ. Five operators from the Cray Valley Radio Society (namely  2E0TBO, G0FDZ, G0VJG, G4FAL and M0TGV) will be active as GH3RCV/p from Ile Maitresse, Les Minquiers on 23-29 July. They will have three stations running on the HF bands, 6m  and 2m, and will participate in the IOTA Contest as MJ8C. QSL for both callsigns via G4DFI, direct or bureau.Sixitalia Weekly 14 Apr. 2014 - 29 Jul. 2014
Hungary, HA. Mek will be active as HA/SP7VC from Hungry, loc. KN08, in 4 and 6m from May 1st to May 4th 2014 mostly in MS. Mek, SP7VC,
Sixitalia Weekly 14 Apr. 2014 - 4 May. 2014
Italy, I. Beacon. IT9X/B is again on the air (temporary in test) on 50057 but it will be moved on 50440 soon (according with new region 1 IARU Bandplan). The grid will be JM78LB at around 923m asl. more info on
Sixitalia Weekly 14 Apr. 2014
Albania, ZA. Ben, DL7UCX, plans to be on the air as ZA/DL7UCX from April 10 to 22, in CW and possibly some RTTY from 160m to 6m. QSL vie bureau, LoTW or direct. DXNL 1879 11 Apr. 2014 - 22 Apr. 2014

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T6JP previous operated by other operator in 2012, be aware of new QSL route.
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DX information - by expiration date.

Finland, OH. Markus, OH1MN will be active from April 13st until April 20th from the grid KP44CD. Activities will be on 6 and 2m mostsly in digital. More info on
Sixitalia Weekly 3 Apr. 2014 - 20 Apr. 2014
Morocco, CN8. Operators Leo/PD0HFP and Frans/PA5CA will be traveling through the Morocco Desert and the Atlas mountain range in a 4×4 Jeep Wrangler (Unlimited stretched version) vehicle between April 5-20th. They plan to be active as CN2CA (TNX to Abdou, CN8VO) using an Icom 7100 with Harris Solid-State PA into HiQ-5 HF mobile antenna. Operations will be on 80-6 meters. QSL via PA9M, direct (2 GS) or by the Bureau. NO IRCs are accepted. For more details and updates, watch or visit:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1151 25 Feb. 2014 - 20 Apr. 2014
France, F. From April 6th to 20th, look for some  members of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes UFT (The French CW Society),  operating the special callsign TM29UFT, for the 29th UFT annual meeting which will be held in Aubagne South France. It's a CW only operation, from 160m to 6 meters and even more. All the QSO will be confirmed via the French REF Bureau (Only this one will be used). SWL cards should go via this bureau also. QSL manager Gerard/F6ICG. 73/88 Maurice, F5NQL (one of the operators gang) 3 Apr. 2014 - 20 Apr. 2014
Central Kiribati, T32. Tov, T32TV, who was active lately from  Christmas Island has now moved to rare Washington Island. How long he is going to stay is not known so far. Tov is QRV with 100% solar power, running 100W and a AV-640 vertical antenna on 40-6m. His power supply is not capable of running an amplifier at the moment. QSL via his Manager Stan, KH6CG, who is also eager to learn of possibilities to enhance Tov's power supply for generating more power.Sixitalia Weekly 3 Apr. 2014 - unknown
Contest, Open / WW.
What to do on a Tuesday evening ?
- Well the 4th. Tuesday in the month brings You "
The 50 MHz Open"
- This month thats Tuesday - the 22 nd. 17 - 21 UT.
- You could help participants out with some QSO´s
- or participate Your self ...
You may find the 
rules for "The 50 MHz Open" here
and check out the 
standings here.
- so are You keen to give "
The 50 MHz Open" a try ?
Hope to see You down the log - and Your log ...
Vy 73 de Bjørn/"Matt" OZ6OM 
22 Apr. 2014
Seychelles, S7. Hi friends. Look between April 15 to 25, for Pascal F5JSD, to be active from Mahé, Seychelles, as S79SD. It will be a Holyday style traffic, from 40 to 10 meters (even 6 if open), mainly in CW, in the morning and in the evening.
Note: for the 40m band, Pascal will be sending CW over 7050 , according to the local regulations (7050-7100), and listening probably under 7030. Pascal will use 100w into a vertical antenna. QSL via LOTW when returned home, and other cards via the French REF-Bureau (Please only this one), preferred. 
Forwarded with 73, by Maurice, F5NQL, F6KOP member. 3 Apr. 2014 - 25 Apr. 2014
Caribbean tour. Mike, DF8AN, will once again be active from the Caribbean. Activity will be during most of April. His scheduled operations and callsigns are as follows:Antigua, V2. V26MN between April 15-16th. WW. Grid FK97Montserrat, VP2M. VP2MMN between April 16-24th. WW. Grid FK86St. Kitts, V4. V4/DF8AN between April 24-25th. WW. Grid FK 87Nevis, V4. V4/DF8AN between April 25-29th. WW. Grid FK 87
If like last time, look for him to be on all HF bands, 160-6 meters. He operates mainly on CW using 100 watts using an Alinco DX70 into a long wire and dipole antennas. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the QSL Bureau.
Added note from DF8AN (last operation): Mike informs OPDX readers [edited], "If anyone hears me on a frequency, and if anyone needs me on another frequency or mode, you can contact me via SMS (text message) on this cellular phone no. +491716232751 But please, no telephone calls. I will not answer any telephone call. If anyone wants a sked: send me a SMS with callsign and QRG and mode, and I will QSY if possible. But please accept that I am not on the air 24/7 around the clock. If you hear me (for example on 14 CW) and need me
(for example on 18 SSB), send me SMS like this example: DL1ABC 18165. I will QSY as soon as possible to that new frequency. Please only short SMS. I have NO internet at my location and can NOT check my E-mails. I work only CW and SSB all bands include 6m. And PSE accept, that I am not there for amateur radio as a main reason. I work for the Civil Aviation Office and for that reason, I have to work some hours/day, hi... But if anyone hears me and needs me on another band - let me know."
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 29 Apr. 2014
Mauritius, 3B8. Mart, DL6UAA, is once again back on Mauritius as 3B8MM until the end of April (20 +/- days). Activity is usually on 80-10 meters using mostly CW. Some SSB and Digital will be possible. Mart also informed OPDX that he will operate on 6m too with a 5 element beam and 80w. QSL via DL6UAA, by the Bureau or direct. Visit his Web page at
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 30 Apr. 2014
Lesotho, 7P. San, K5YY,will be in Lesotho, operating as 7P8YY, between April 22nd and about May 1st. He plans to concentrate on the upper HF bands, "especially on 21-28 MHz" with a goal of working DXers who might need 7P8 for a "new country or at least a new band" for their DXCC award. San states, "I’m heading to Lesotho with 4-5 other operators for a 'fun, vacation style operation', and all ops will be using their own 7P8 callsigns. The team will have three stations set up including amps." QSLs for 7P8YY go direct to K5YY.Sixitalia Weekly 3 Apr. 2014 - 1 May 2014
Scotland, GM. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/p, but this time from the Decca cottage, on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, between April 26th and May 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using five stations on the air, simultaneously, and all capable of running the legal power limit from five amplifiers. Also, look them on 6m and 4m which has a great take-off to the UK and Europe using the legal power limit. With the success of EME in the past years, the group plans a 2m and 23cm EME station with a focus on 23cm. There will also be 2m/70cm Satellite activity. QSL via M1ACB. For more information and updates, visit:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 3 May 2014
Ogasawara, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island, Ogasawara, between April 27th and May 5th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the satellites, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (NO 6m EME). QSL via his home callsign JI5RPT. His log search will be available on his Web site at He will also use Twitter to inform his real-time activities at
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - 5 May 2014
Palau, T8. Nob, JR3STX, will once again be active as T88ST from the Palau rental shack between April 29th and May 7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JR3STX.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1145 16 Jan. 2014 - 7 May 2014
Dodecanese, SV5. Operators Cliff SV1JG, George SV1RP, Spyros SV1RC, John SV1GE, Takis SV2FWV, Theodoros SV1GRM, Manos SV1PMR, Mike SV8GKE and Emmanuel SV1ME will be active with the special callsign SX5LA from Levitha Islet between May 3-11th. Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The group plans to use beam antennas for 30-6m, Phased Vertical for 40m, Vertical for 80m, Inverted L for 160m and only 100 watts! QSL via SV2FWV.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - 11 May 2014
Ogasawara, JD1. Operators Toshi JP1IOF (JD1BLC) and Yoshi JE2EHP will be active as JD1YBT (World Wide Club station callsign) from Chichijima Island in the Ogasawara group between May 3-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL JD1BLC and JD1YBT via JP1IOF direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW and an OQRS (via ClubLog) will be available for both callsigns at and
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1156 3 Apr. 2014 - 12 May 2014
Micronesia, V6. Haru, JA1XGI, plans to celebrate his 50th anniversary in amateur radio by using the special callsign V650XG from Pohnpei between May 9-15th. Haru informs OPDX that his activity will be on 40-10 meters, including the 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also look for DX on 6 meters. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 7025, 10105, 14015, 18080, 21015, 24895 and 28015 kHz
  SSB  - 7145, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940 and 28450 kHz
  RTTY - 7030, 10140, 14088, 18102, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his Web page or Blog at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1149 11 Feb. 2014 - 15 May 2014
Macedonia, Z3. Z3/PA3FPQ operators are: Chris PA2CHR, Jurgen PE1LWT, Johan PA3FPQ. From May 21st. to May26th. QTH in KN11BS. Planned bands:
- 144MHz: EME/MS/ES/TR 2 x 20el. X-pol. / FT847 / 1kW
- 50MHz: MS/ES/TR 7el. LFA / FT857 / 100W(1KW)
- 70MHz: MS/ES/TR >>If we get permission!! << 5el. / FT847 / 50W.
QRG's will be anounced later. QSL for this expedition: only direct to PA3FPQ. Include 2$ for returnpostage please. This activity is part of the "Balkan trip" by PA2CHR to several DXCC's and Wanted square's in this region. More info about this within a few weeks.
73's,Chris, PA2CHR
OZ2M at 19 Feb. 2014 - 26 May 2014
Mauritius, 3B8. A few sources are reporting that Robert, M0RCX, will be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius sometime around May 2-28th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters using some CW and mainly Digital (JT65, PSK31, ROS and maybe FSK441). QSL via M0RCX, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.  Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1145 16 Jan. 2014 - 28 May 2014
Mauritius, 3B8. Update. Last week we reported that Robert, M0RCX, would be active as 3B8/M0RCX from Mauritius sometime around May 2-28th. Since then, Robert has updated OPDX about his activity. He informs that his trip to Mauritius is more as a tourist with his family and not seen as a DXpedition. His power will be limited to 100 watts, and he hopes to have a hexbeam, a wire beam for 6m (possibly made from the island's bamboo), as well as a delta loop and long wire available for his activity. He states, "Airlines are very picky about what I can take and anything full of wires poses twenty questions and rightly so. My antennas; therefore, will be simplistic." His operating position will be close to the city center of Port Louis in the North West of the Island. He does plan/hopes to operate at least 3 hours a day on the following HF Phone bands: 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. He is also planning to operate on some PSK and JT65 making some contacts with low to modest power levels (NO amp). Robert has been asked about moonbounce over the horizon but thinks this may be optimistic with only 100 watts. He will set up a schedule on under 3B8M0RCX (He states, "For some reason it will not permit the '/' after the suffix.)." Also, look for him to put up a band schedule up (as soon as he can), but provisionally Robert will fly to Mauritius on May 1st, so he should be up and running between May 3-28th. As an added note, Robert also mentions, "I plan to live over there in about four years so hopefully I'll get a feel for it. QTH is inland about a mile from the ocean but there is a mountain behind me (east) this is why I wish to push my signals over to the west." QSL via M0RCX, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1146 20 Jan. 2014 - 28 May 2014
Bonaire, PJ4. Dave, WJ2O, will be active from Bonaire between May 21-28th, 2014. Callsign was not mentioned (possibly PJ4/homecall), but his activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on all HF bands (possibly 6 meters) using mainly CW. QSL Via N2ZN. Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1124 19 Aug. 2013 - 28 May 2014
Micronesia, V6. Masa, JL1FUQ, hopes to get on the air during April or May as V63GJ. He plans to work mainly on 6m. QSL via h/c.DXNL 1877 3 Apr. 2014 - May 2014
Sierra Leone, 9L. Ivo, 9A3A is QRV as 9L1A until the end of May. He is active on 6 meters around 50110 kHz.  QSL via 9A2AA.Sixitalia Weekly 20 Feb. 2014 - End May 2014
Albania, ZA. ZA/PA2CHR in Albania, part of Balkan-trip 2014. Dates 31 May – 5 June 2014 Ten years after..... the first trip to ZA with PE1LWT and PA3FPQ I will be active again from Albania. QTH is the Northern part in JN91.
2 mtr: QRG for EME: 144.147 QRG for MS: 144.358 Rig: FT847/ 2 x 20el./ BEKO-power
6 mtr: QRG for EME: 50.191 QRG for MS: 50.228 Rig: FT857/ 7el. LFA/ 800 W
Timetable will be published later. QSL: Via Homecall, if wanted direct response, please include 2 euro/ 2 dollar for postage. 
Best 73’s, Chris, PA2CHR6 Feb. 2014 - 5 Jun. 2014
Contest. The UKSMG Summer Contest will take place over the weekend of 7th June 2014 - 8th June 2014. Starting and ending at 13.00 UT. Full details may be found on our website at
73's de Dave, G8FXM UKSMG Contest Manager
5 Apr. 2014 - 8 Jun. 2014
Guam, KH2. Dave, N2NL, will once again be active as NH2T from Guam during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Dave will be active (outside of contests) as KH2/N2NL and during all contests as NH2T. During the summer of 2013, Dave moved to a new hilltop QTH and continues to be active on 160-6 meters. He will be departing Guam in June 2014. QSL via LoTW or via W2YC. For more information, including a station description, you can visit his Blog Page at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1135 10 Nov. 2013 - Jun. 2014
St. Lucia, J6. Nobby, G0VJG, will be active from the island of St. Lucia between 5-18 June 2014. QRV on 40-6m, all mode. QSL via home call.Six Italia 18 Feb. 2014 - 18 Jun. 2014
July or later.
Grenada, J3. Dave, W9DR, will be active as J38DR from Grenada between June 19th and July 1st. This will be a 6 meter only DXpedition. Dave will be on the north shore of the island (Grid Square FK92EF) for a great launch angle to North America and Europe over the Atlantic Ocean. Also, South America will be workable too. Operating frequencies will be 50.115 MHz SSB, 50.115.6 MHz CW and a breakable Beacon on 50.115.6 MHz running during no stations heard. He states, "Again, I will be using a FlexRadio SDR-1500 driving my HB solid state water-cooled amplifier into a 5 element 6 meter Yagi. Please submit your confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address. I hope to work many 6 meter operators."Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014 - 1 Jul. 2014
St. Pierre & Miquelon, FP. Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon, Grid GN17 as FP/KV1J between July 5-15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open, and he may try 6 meters if there are any indications of openings. Also, look for him on the satellites, weather permitting. Eric will also be in the the DL-DX RTTY Contest (July 5-6th) as a Single-Op entry, and the IARU HF Contest (July 12-13th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau and also LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1150 15 Feb. 2014 - 15 Jul. 2014
American Samoa, KH8. Lance, W7GJ, wrote: In recent years, KH8 has become a very difficult catch on 6m. For that reason, this year I have made plans to activate American Samoa as KH8/W7GJ on 6m EME from July 13 to July 28. I will concentrate on July 13-21, when EME conditions are most favorable. We will also operate on terrestrial propagation modes if they become available, but expect to be busy contacting many single yagi stations via EME using JT65A mode. If you still need KH8 on 6m, I certainly hope you will take advantage of
this opportunity to contact us!. The reason for this advance notice is to give you time to clear your schedule and finalize any station improvements before the DXpedition. The QTH selected has a negative horizon out over the ocean from moonrise in the east, around through north to moonset in the west, so we will have common moon with Europe on both moonrise and moonset. Current details plus future updates are available on my website: As with my previous 6m EME DXpeditions to the Pacific, contributions are very much needed and welcomed! It is a lot of effort and expense to haul a 6m EME station halfway around the world! Any amount is very much appreciated and can be submitted to my Pay Pal account via my email address of: Many thanks for your continued support, and I hope to put many of you serious 6m DXers in the log this July!
GL and VY 73, Lance "
Six Italia 18 Feb. 2014 - 28 Jul. 2014
Camaroon, TJ. Thomas, DL8SEQ (7J1AIJ, AA8NN), working for German Foreign Service, and presently in Yaounde until the summer of 2015, is now active as TJ3TS. He is currently using an Icom IC-720, but will have a Yaesu FT-897 and Kenwood TL922 during the first week of May 2014. Antennas are a Spiderbeam (20/15/10m) and a homebrew dipole for 80/40/30m. Modes will be SSB and the Digimodes (PSK, JT-65, JT9). He will attempt to be active on the Oscars, and next month he hope to be active on 6 meters as well. His QSL Manager is SWL PA3249 (only direct with SAE and 2 GS). At the moment, Thomas is working on QSL design. The page is not up-to-date yet. Thomas has an aviation Web site page at operations have been performed during his first Atlantic-crossing on 20 meter with a magloop [built from a bicycle rim] aboard.) He informed OPDX that his previous DXpeditions have been from Guam, Palau and Ogasawara in the early 1990s.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - Summer 2015
Christmas Island, VK9X. A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late July and early August. Operators mentioned are Masa/JA3FVJ, JA3QWN, Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masato/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Currently, callsigns have not been announced. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
VK9C (Cocos Keeling) - between July 29th and August 2nd
VK9X (Christmas Island) - between August 2-8th
Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JF3PLF, direct or by the Bureau (within one year of operation!). Uploads to LoTW or ClubLog will be available after their operation (Highly recommended). A Web page is available, but is still under construction at:
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014 - 8 Aug. 2014
Afghanistan, T6. Jesse, KB2OBQ will be active from Kandahar Province, Afghanistan beginning May 15, 2013 to August 2014. Operating as T6JP he will be QRV on 160-6M using SSB & CW. Further info at Sixitalia Weekly 22 Apr. 2013 - Aug. 2014
E.d. Notice.
 Jesse will use a different QSL route than Joe who was operating T6JP in 2012 !
Afghanistan, T6. Dragan, 4O4A, is now active as T6DD from Mazar Village in the Badakhshan Province until September 15th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using mainly CW. QSL via 404A, LoTW or ClubLog.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - 15 Sep. 2014
Western Kiribati, T30. A experienced German team is pleased to announce another DXpedition to the Pacific Ocean to Southern Tarawa Atoll, Western Kiribati. Their callsign will be T30D, and they will be active between October 2-15th. Operators mentioned are Uwe DJ9HX, Rudolf DK3CG, Sid DM2AYO, Dietmar DL2HWA, Georg DL4SVA, Bert DL2RNS, Heiko DL1RTL, Juergen DF7TT, Olaf DL7JOM, Guenter DL2AWG, Hans DL6JGN and Rolf DL7VEE. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least four simultaneous stations with 500 watts amps around the clock. A Web page will be available soon. They want to say, "A big thank you goes to our friends PY2WAS, PY2XB, T30MK, DL6KVA and DL5EBE for their help in organizing this expedition."Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1156 3 Apr. 2014 - 15 Oct. 2014
Vanuatu, YJ0. Members of "The Quake Contesters" will be active as YJ0X from Vanuatu for a DXpedition between October 3-15th. Operators mentioned are Phil/ZL3PAH (Team leader), Paul/ZL4PW, Geoff/ZL3GA and Gordon/G3USR. They announced that flights have been booked and they have secured a seafront villa. The team will have 2 stations (K3s + amplifiers) plus a reserve (K2), operating on CW, SSB and RTTY. Antennas are Hexbeam(s), 6 element 6m yagi and verticals for 30/40/80m on the edge of the sea. They are investigating the cost/benefit of operating 160m. Phil, ZL3PAH, is their QSL Manager. Logs will be on ClubLog, and OQRS will be available. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW within 3 months. They do mention the following: "Phil's, Geoff's and Gordon's XYLs will be along with us but this is NOT a 'holiday style' expedition so whilst there will be some down time for the ops, we are looking to make a high total number of QSOs. We will be operating in both SSB and CW weekends of the 'Oceania DX Contest' For more details and updates, visit
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 15 Oct. 2014
American Samoa, KH8. Masahiro, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from Pago Pago between October 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on 10 meters CQ ZONE 14 and 80/160m for AS/EU LP. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Equipment: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW. 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m VDP. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be available too.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 27 Oct. 2014
Bahamas, C6. Tim, AF1G, is now living and working on Andros Island. He has had the callsign/license AF1G/C6A since November 21st (2013) and will be there until November 20th, 2014. Activity is expected to be on 80-6 meters SSB. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via LoTW or direct to: Tim Hardy, PSC 1012 Box 593, FPO AA 34058-9998, USA.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - 20 Nov. 2014
Malawi, 7Q. Members of the Black Mamba Contest & DXpedition Team will be active as 7QAA (yep, that is the callsign) and plan to be active this November and December (specific dates below). They plan to have around 20-24 operators, the current list mentions Chris/DL2MDU, Emil/DL8JJ, Jo/DJ3CQ, John/GW4SKA, Frosty/K5LBU, Dick/K9APW, Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW, Bob/W5UQ, Sam/ZS6BRZ and Roger ZS6RJ. The ZS pilot station is Hal, ZS6WB. The operators will split into two sub-teams operating over different date-range periods:
Team One will operate only SSB and RTTY on 160-10 meters as well as 6 meters (any mode that works) for the first eleven days.
Team Two will follow on for the next eleven days, operating on CW only, and running an M2 contest entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest for Zone 37.
Suggested frequencies are as follows:
CW   - 1825, 3520 7018, 10105, 14018, 18075, 21018, 24905 and 28018 kHz
SSB  - 1845, 3790 7085, 14180, 18145, 21180, 24960 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3610, 7042, 10140, 14082, 18102, 21082, 24912 and 28082 kHz
6m  - 50110/CW and 50110/SSB
Please note: JA frequencies and NA license class frequencies and other country exceptions will be added into this list later. QSL route still has not be announced yet. ClubLog will be used. Look for more details to be forthcoming. A Web page is still currently under construction at
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 2 Dec. 2014
Kenya, 5Z. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA. Note add by Sixitalia: We hope that Roger will be able to have a 6m permits from Kenya; GL!Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014
Somalia, 6O. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA. Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014
Bob, N7XR, announced this past week that he plans to activate the following in 2014 (specific dates are still in the works):Chagos Islands, VQ9. VQ9XR - Diego Garcia, Chagos Islands. Bob states, "Twice during 2014, we'll operate from Diego Garcia as VQ9XR on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. During the second trip, Mike Mraz/N6MZ will be coming along to help on all bands. We're might get lucky and have one of the resident shipboard operators there as well. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, each trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration.Wake Island, KH9. NH9/N7XR - Wake Island (Also, WH9/W1AW - ARRL Centennial). Bob states, "Sometime during 2014, I'll operate from Wake Island on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, the trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration. During the trip, the call WH9/W1AW will be used to commemorate the 100th year of the ARRL. WH9/W1AW will be used for only 1 week on the trip. Information will be posted here <see URL below) as well as the ARRL website."
A Web page has been set up by Bob for more details and updates at: Dave Patton/NN1N will be the QSL Manager. Logs will be posted to LoTW within 6-12 months of the trip. NO BUREAU QSLS. Donations are always welcomed via PayPal (see Web page). All antennas and small items will be left on the island with the MWR folks to assist future Amateur Operations. All donations will be used for both VQ9 and WH9.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - within 2014
El Salvador, YS. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as YS1/NP3J from San Salvador until the end of 2014. Activity has been on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014
 2015 or later.
Gabon, TR. Sebastien, F4EIH  will be in Gabon for at least three years starting on 1 February. He plans to operate SSB, PSK31 and JT65 on the HF and VHF (EME and Satellite) bands. Sixitalia Weekly 07 Feb. 2012 - 01 Feb. 2015
Wallis and Fortuna Isl., FW. Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island where he will be active as FW5JJ. He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will be active on SSB, CW and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1130 27 Sep. 2013 - Autumn 2015

Credits 2013.
Credit is attached, to each individual DX information.

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