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Botswana - Zimbabwe May 2014. Update. The intentions are to visit A25 (KH22ne) and Z21 (KH22vb) over the period 16 to 23 May 2014. As A25GF on 16 May 14 to 18 May 14 and Z21GF on 19 May 14 to 23 May 14. I will be using a Hy-gain AVQ 640 vertical on 40 to 10m as well as on 6m CW. I will try 6m from time to time on 50.095 CW between 1345Z and 1700Z if all goes well and holiday style operating permits; unless somebody alerts me on HF that there is a band opening at other times. I will not have Internet access. Updated 4 May 2014.
73 Gerard (Gert) ZS6AYU
Note from Arne SM7AED, from QRZ-com, A25GF wkd in SM7 16/5 73 Arne
17 May 2014 -
Guatemala, TG. Juan TG9AJR sends Greetings from Guatemala. I hope soon we will have some nice openings between Guatemala and Europe, I am QRV and look forward. Best 73 and good DX de Juan TG9AJR EK44SL
17 May 2014
Norfolk Isl., VK9. Fred, VK3DAC, announced that he will be active as VK9DAC from Norfolk Island between May 20-27th. He states, "The trip is to do some bird watching and Amateur Radio operation. In addition I will activate Mt. Bates 314m, 4 points VK9/NO-001 for Summits on the Air (SOTA). I have registered with the Islands on the Air (IOTA) Web site and look forward to contacting those who have not worked Norfolk Island." Fred will be using an IC706MKllg (or a Yaesu FT 817 for his Summit Op) into a loaded dipole and a 80m dipole wire antenna. He suggests the following frequencies: 3595, 7105, 14250, 21250, 28450 and 50150 kHz. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1163 17 May 2014 -
St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin, WW Loc. FK88 between June 9-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest. Usually there are daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign. John states, "This year I am planning a Twitter experiment and will tweet my operating frequency/mode at the beginning of my daily activity and also each time when I change bands, change modes, QRT for meals, beach, etc. Those interested in following my operating activities during my trip, can follow me at https://twitter.com/FSK9EL."
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1163 17 May 2014 -
Virgin Isl. U.S., KP2. EME & HF Activity. Operators Bill/NZ5N and Pete/N8PR will be going to St. Croix, USVI, for a 6 day effort to work EME, Meteor Scatter and Tropo on 2 Meters. John/W4JAM and Mark/WC3W will be going along to operate HF and 6 meters. The special callsign N4M (N for Moon) will be used for the EME (Moonbounce) operation and the callsign WP2/WC3W will be used for the HF operation. The group will arrive in St. Croix on Wed., May 21st, and will operate through Tues. AM, May 27th. For more info about the EME operation, visit the Web page athttp://www.mmmonvhf.de/latest.php All N4M QSOs will be loaded onto LoTW upon their return. Direct and Bureau N4M QSLs go to N8PR. Direct QSLs for WP2/WC3W go to WC3W home callsign.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1163 17 May 2014 -
Aland Islands, OH0. Pete/OG0W and Raimo/OH0BCI team up as OG0W from Aland. QRV from May 14 to 19 (including the King of Spain Contest) on 160-6m, CW only. QSL via OH2BEE (d/B).
DXNL 1884 17 May 2014 -
Belize, V3. Darrel, W7ZCK, and his wife Christi, N7CAB, will be active as V31DT and V31AB, respectively, from Round Cay on a DX-Holiday between June 7-9th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65. Darrel informs OPDX that his equipment will be a Yaesu FT-857D and Elecraft KX3 with 100 watts into a Par End Fedz, BuddiStick, and dipoles. QSL via direct to W7ZCK (see QRZ.com).Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 9 Jun. 2014
Albania, ZA. Members of the Belgian NB-DX Team will be active as ZA/ON6NB from Shkodër city in northwestern Albania between June 5-15th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY, with an emphasis on the higher bands, propagation conditions permitting. Operators mentioned are Erik/ON4ANN (Team leader/SSB-Op), Philippe/ON4ACP (CW-Op), Jose/ON4CAU (CW-Op), Erik/ON4CCV (SSB-Op), Marc/ON4CJY (SSB-Op), Cedric/ON4CKM (SSB-Op), Patrick/ON4DCU (SSB-Op), Paul/ON5PDV (SSB/Digital Modes- Op), Rudi/ON6MI (SSB-Op) and Walter/ON8CW (Digital Modes-Op). QSL via ON4ANN. This is the same group that was active as HB0/ON6NB from Liechtenstein in 2012 and as MJ/ON6NB from Jersey in 2013. For more details, seehttp://users.telenet.be/on4ann/ZA/index.html
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 15 Jun. 2014
Isl. of Man, GD. Members of the Telford and District Amateur Society will be visiting the Isle Of Man and will be active as GT3ZME/P between June 26-30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, VHF (50MHz, 70MHz, 144MHz), UHF (1.3GHz) and SHF (2.3GHz, 3.4GHz, 5.7GHz, 10GHz, 24GHz). You can follow the DXpedition on Twitter and they will be tweeting updates, frequencies etc. athttp://twitter.com/#!/@paulbowen18 Operators mentioned are M0PNN, MW0UAA, G3UKV, G8VZT, G3JKX, G0ASP, G8UGL and M1FGN. WW. Locator Square of the camping site is IO74pd, but members of the group may well move around the island looking for the best paths to UK EU etc. The team will be taking part in contests. QSL via G3ZME by the Bureau or via M0PNN for direct cards. Also via LoTW.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 30 Jun. 2014
Malawi, 7Q. Just a reminder that Dr. Remco, PA3FYM, will be active as 7QNL (yes, that is the callsign) from Malawi for 3 weeks in May and June. Remco informs OPDX that the activity will be from around May 18th, until June 10th. He will likely be in Malawi during the Presidential Elections, and plans to participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) with his special callsign as a Single-Op entry. His planned activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3517, 7017, 10107, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
SSB - 3787, 7087/7187, 14187, 18137, 21287, 24947 and 28487 kHz
RTTY - 3587, 7047, 10137, 14087, 18107, 21087, 24917 and 28087 kHz
6m - 50110/CW and 50110/SSB
More details on the Web page below. Four beverages are foreseen to try to optimize reception on the lower bands. Remco's efforts/DXpedition will include charity for a local project in the Blantyre area. His QSL Manager is PA1AW. A OQRS will be available from ClubLog for direct and Bureau QSLs. A new Web page is currently set up at http://www.malawihf.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 10 Jun. 2014
Macao, XX9. A team consisting of Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, Oleg/US7UX, David/EB7DX, Jose/EB5BBM and their respective XYLs, (also one YL operator - Veronica/EA7JQS) will be active from Praia de Cheoc Van, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel (WW. Loc. OL62SC) between October 22th and November 1st. Callsign will be announced soon. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50103/CW
Added Note: Not allowed in Macau - 6m SSB and 12m SSB They will try as much as possible to have two stations running simultaneously on SSB, CW and RTTY, and also have an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EB7DX, direct or by the Bureau. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau QSOs (TBA). For more details and update, visit their Web page at http://macao2014.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014
Benin, TY. Update. Patrice "Pat", LA0HF, is now active as TY2BP from Ouidah. He informs OPDX, "I am here for an indefinite time, but I may have to go back to Norway for a while, at any time." Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via IK2IQD.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - unknown
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Botswana, A2. Gerard, ZS6AYU, will once again be active as A25GF between May 16-18th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW only. He will also try 6 meters. Gert will use a AVQ640 vertical running 400 watts. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by the Bureau.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1160 28 Apr. 2014 - 18 May 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 http://www.palau-radio.com Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 19 May 2014
Malawi, 7Q. Operators Karl/DK2WV and Heino/DJ9AF will be active as 7Q7WV from Radio Dinosaur FM at the Karonga Museum between May 6-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DK2WV for direct (see Web page). An OQRS will be available for direct, Bureau or LoTW. Visit their Web page at http://www.mdxc.org/7q7vw
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1161 5 May 2014 - 21 May 2014
Zimbabwe, Z2. Gerard (Gert), ZS6AYU, will once again be active as Z21GF from Victoria Falls between May 19-23rd. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW only. He will also try 6 meters. Gert will use a AVQ640 vertical running 400 watts. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by the Bureau.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1160 28 Apr. 2014 - 23 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, PA2CHROZ2M at Rudius.net 19 Feb. 2014 - 26 May 2014
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 27 th. 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 27 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 QRZ.com 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
Western Sahara, S0. Naama, S01A, has delayed his activity until early May because he did not receive the new equipment and antennas in time. Operators S01A, S01WS (club station "Amateur Radio Union Sahrawi") and S01AH are expected to receive their equipment at the end of April. Having overcome the technical and installation of multiple antennas problems, the maximum expected operating bands will be on 80-6 meters. They will be using three bazooka antennas, one for 60 meters. Naama apologizes for the short activity on March 9th. An equipment failure prevented him from continuing his activity. It is important to note that this DXpedition from the "Radio Club Amateur Radio Union of Sahrawi" (URS) is to help the Sahrawi operators develop their hobby on minimum technical conditions. Operators Naama/S01A, Man/S01AH and the URS/S01WS will operate on 60 meters, on 5366.5, 5371.5, 5380.5, 5398.5 and 5403.5 kHz USB. Naama and Man have a license to operate CW on this band on 5.368, 5.373, 5.382 and 5.405 kHz. It is suggested to watch the following for updates and news: https://twitter.com/SaharaDxTeam and http://saharadx.jimdo.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1159 28 Apr. 2014 - 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
Northern Scandinavian Squares. LA - OH - SM - Square dx-pedition, SM4IVE will be qrv from JP54, JP55, JP66, JP76 (and maybe some others time will show) during his holiday on 144 Mhz and some 6 m. This a holiday style trip so depending on wx and XYL activitys it will not be 100% radio. Activity time will be mainly evening times. Rig: Kenwood TS2000 and 500W output SSPA 9elem Tonna, same power on 6M and 3 elem.Sixitalia Weekly 5 May 2014 - unknown
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
Netherlands, PA. Eddy ON6EF, Jan ON6VJ and Raf ON5RZ will be active as PA/OT1S from Terschelling Island (Loc. JO23), West Frisian Islands, from 29-31 May 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 80-6m (incl. WARC), SSB only. QSL via ON6EF, Bureau preferred.Sixitalia Weekly 5 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
Tonga, A3. Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active from Tonga. This time he will activate Niuatoputapu Island at the very small northern end of Tongan territory, and will signing as A35JP/P between May 28th and June 3rd. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. His equipment is an IC-7000 (w/100W) into a vertical antenna. Activity will be limited and much is depending on the availability of electric power since there is no commercial electric power at all. He must find a generator or car battery. In case his flight is cancelled, Masa will be active from Vava'u Island or Tongatapu Island instead. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct (SASE w/1 IRC) or LoTW. For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1159 28 Apr. 2014 - 3 Jun. 2914
Aruba, P4. Operators Michael/K5NOT (P40TX), Douglas/W5BL (P40DL) and Larry/W5LJW (P40LW) will be active as P40DM (group callsign) or their own individual callsigns from Aruba in what they are calling "a suitcase vacapedition" between May 29th and June 4th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters, but with a focus on 10m and 6m. QSL P40DM via K5NOT. QSL all other callsigns via their home callsign.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1161 5 May 2014 - 4 Jun. 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 athttp://www.uksmg.org/contest/summer-contest-rules.php
73's de Dave, G8FXM UKSMG Contest Manager5 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: http://www.n2nl.net
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
Bahamas, C6. Jay, K2TTT, will be active as C6ATT from Cable Beach, New Providence Island between June 7-21st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters. Jay can usually be found in the ARRL VHF Contest (June 14-16th). QSL via K2TTT.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1161 5 May 2014 - 21 Jun. 2014
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:http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July14.html
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1150 15 Feb. 2014 - 15 Jul. 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: http://jersey-2014.eu
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 27 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:http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/AmericanSamoa2014.htm 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: email@example.com 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
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
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 QRZ.com page is not up-to-date yet. Thomas has an aviation Web site page at http://www.n81eu.eu(aero-mobile 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
St. Kitts, V4. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as V47JA from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between June 25th and August 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 12th), CQWW VHF Contest (July 19th), and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26th) on SSB as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1161 5 May 2014 - 6 Aug. 2014
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: http://vk9.nobody.jp/index.html
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 T6JP2013@gmail.com 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 !
September or later.
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. 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: http://t30d.mydx.de
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 2 Oct. 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 foldingantennas.com 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'http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com. For more details and updates, visit http://yj2014.wordpress.com
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
Ascention Isl., ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W6NV. More details should be forthcoming.Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1160 28 Apr. 2014 - 26 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 athttp://www.malawidx.org
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: http://www.n7xr.net 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
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