BS7 Scarborough Reef
The following announcement comes from Tom Harrell (N4XP) through Don
"After three years of effort to obtain permission to land and operate from
the most needed entity in the world, that needed authorization has been
received. A multi-national team led by W6RGG will operate from Scarborough
Reef for ten days in late April. BA1HAM and BV4FH have been
instrumental in bringing this operation to reality with ongoing support being
provided by N4XP, N1DG, K5YY and N6MZ.
A team is being assembled that will include members from Asia, Europe and the
As with any DXpedition to a location such as this, transportation is very
costly and will be the largest single expense. Success will depend on the
contributions of the DX community.
Please QRX for more information as it becomes available and the web site is
VP8/KC4 - Falkland-, South Georgia-, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica
Marc,K9PET (VP8DJU), Jim,W3ASA (VP8DJV), Bill,W3WKO (VP8DKD), and
David,W3WKP (VP8DKG), will travel to Antarctica in February and are
going to activate the DXCC entities Antarctica, South Georgia, South
Orkney and the Falklands. This is their trabelling schedule:
Feb 11: leaving Ushuaia (LU)
Feb 14-17: Antarctica, AN-016 (KC4)
Feb 19: South Orkney, AN-008 (VP8/SO)
Feb 22-25: South Georgia, AN-007 (VP8/SG)
Feb 28-Mar 2: Port Stanley, Falklands, SA-002 (VP8/F)
Mar 4: return to Ushuaia (LU)
Activities will take place in CW/SSB/PSK on 40/20/15m. While being on
the Antarctic mainland the OPs will use their homecalls/KC4. Updates
will be published on their website:
YVO Aves Island
Due to the high demand and big success of the YX5IOTA DXpedition to
Aves Island (NA-020) last year the decision was made to repeat this
activity. YW0DX will be active on the air for six to seven days
starting on Feb 9 around 1600 UTC. They will emphasize the digital
modes RTTY and PSK and they will also take part in the RTTY WPX Contest
on Feb 10/11. Team leader of YW0DX will be Alex,YV5SSB, accompanied by
Jose,YV5TX, Julio,YV1RDX, Rafael,YV5RED, Martti,OH2BH, Tomas,YV1CTE,
Jesus,YV5MSG, Jose,YV5ANT, Olli,YV5WW (OH0XX), Greg,YV5OHW, Jig,AD6TF,
Franco,YV1FM, Felo,YV5GRV, Ray,YV5EU (DL2GG), Pasquale,YV5KAJ, and
Conrad,IT9DAA (YV1CD). You can find them on 6-160m on these QRGs:
CW: 1822-1825,3523,7020,10103,14020,18075,21020,24893,28020,50110 kHz;
RTTY: 7040, 10140, 14090, 18100, 21080, 24920, 28090, 50290 kHz;
BPSK: 7038, 10137, 14071, 21070, 28120, 50290 kHz; SSTV: 14232 kHz.
QSL manager is IT9DAA. Donations are welcome, more information and an
online logbook can be found on the nice website: yw0dx.4m5dx.org
P2V, British Virgin Islands
Andi,VP2V/DL2AU, will activate Anegada Island (NA-023) in SSB and maybe
also digital on 10-40m from Feb 13-22 using a Kenwood TS-450 SAT,
a Bazooka antenna and loops. QSL cards via DL2AU (also bureau).
You can also visit Andi's homepage at:www.vp2v.com
Steve,VP2V/AK0M, and his XYL Sandy,VP2V/KC0RD, will be QRV on 6-40m
(maybe 80m) during their holidays on the same island from Feb 12-18.
They will put their emphasis to the 40/30/17m bands mainly in CW and
little SSB. However, their holidays come first. QSL via bureau to AK0M
and also via LoTW.
E51 South Cook Is Bob, G3PJT will be active as E51PJT (requested call) from Rarotonga, South Cook Islands on 3-17 March. He will operate mainly
CW and for the RSGB Commonwealth Contest (10-11 March). QSL via home
call, direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent
GJ, Jersey- Look for Pete, K8PT and Craig, K3PLV to be active again from Jersey
(EU-013) on 14-22 March. They will operate as MJ/K8PT and MJ/K3PLV
on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and RTTY, with an emphasis on the lower
bands. QSL via home calls. Skeds can be arranged at firstname.lastname@example.org
before they leave. Their web page is at users.adelphia.net/~crahill/
ZD8 Ascension Is Bill, W4WX and Jan, K4QD will be active as ZD8WX and ZD8QD from
Ascension Island (AF-003) on 19-27 February. They plan to operate
CW, PSK-31, RTTY and SSB on all bands. QSL ZD8WX via W4WX (direct
only), QSL ZD8QD via K4QD (direct or bureau).
3B6 Agalega(Update). Team leader Witek, SP9MRO, sent out the following
press release: Newsletter No. 2 -- "We would like to inform, that Polish
expedition to Agalega Islands, planning its activity from March 22nd
until April 2nd, 2007, is in the middle of negotiations with transporting
companies concerning the insurance and the equipment's transport to the
So far the previous assumptions have much changed - the transporter set
up costs highly inadequate to the preliminary. The expedition's budget
estimated for 70,000 EUR is not sufficient!
The expedition is actively seeking for sponsors and financial aid from
every institution and foundation. Our cooperation conditions are presented
on expedition's web page b6.godx.eu as well as we are willing
to organize actual conversation concerning the sponsoring.
The group is planning to execute about 40,000 QSOs during its activity,
mainly using the emissions CW, SSB and RTTY.
On our web page, you can find two surveys concerning the emission and
frequency of activity that are expected by our correspondents. Their
results will be considered during the activity from 3B6 islands."
Story sources DARC, 425 DX News ARRL and OPDX Bulletin