Dem. Rep. of Congo,
9Q. The "Radioamateur
Association of the Democratic Republic of Congo" (ARAC) has
invited the "Italian DXpedition Team" for a short stay
in Kinshasa during March 2015. The purpose of the activity will
be theoretical and practical training and refresher courses for
the Amateurs of the DR of Congo. The callsign of the operation will
be 9Q0HQ. Operators mentioned are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO,
Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA (one
week only) and Alfeo/I1HJTK. The HF pilot station will be Art, IK7JWY,
and the 50 Mhz pilot station will be Sergio, IK0FTA. Software Management
(log in real time) will be run by Giacomo, IH9GPI. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies
Palenstine, E4. Members of the "Palenstine 2016 Team"
will be active as E44Y from the village of Sebastia in the Mosaic
Guesthouse sometime during March of 2016. Operators listed are Santos/EA4AK,
Rodrigo/EA7JX, Marco/HB9OCR (Co-Leader), Mark/LU8EOT, Col/MM0NDX,
Romeo/S59M (Co-Leader), Miran/S50O and Kaspars/YL1ZF. West Coast
Pilot Station is Jonathan/W6GX, Europe Pilot Station is Mike/IW7EGQ
and the VK/ZL Pilot Station is Lee/ZL2AL. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available
on their Web page (ed. we will publish them closer to operation),
as well as a survey for band needs. QSL via direct, by the Bureau,
LoTW or the OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX (not S59M as first announced;
see their Web page for details). Visit the following URLs for more
details and updates:
FJ. Gene, N9SW, will once
again be active as FJ/N9SW from St. Barthelemy between January 17-25th
(2015). Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters (possibly
80m) and mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
Namibia, V5. Operators Werner/DC8QT, Georg/DD8ZX and
Klaus/DJ9KM will once again be active as V5/homecalls from V52W's
QTH in Omaruru between February 9-20th (2015). Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns.
They also plan to be active as V55V during CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February
14-15th). QSL V55V via DJ8VC, direct or by the Bureau.
Tromelin, FT. Evaluation.
A mail from Maurice F5NQL
says; FT4TA 2014, is over. Seven Hams made more 71,000 contacts
in 9 days and a half offering for the most part of those who contacted
them, a new one in their countries hunting. Now Tromelin dropped
from 8th to 17th place in the Most Wanted Countries list. At the
same time, the other goals of this adventure were organized around
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.
Ogasawara, JD1. Koji, JI1LET as JD1BOI and Take JA1UII
as JD1BON will be active from Chichijima, Ogasawara from 22 December
to 2 January. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6 metres.
QSL via home calls.
Palau, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will be active as T8CW
from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between
December 25th and January 4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau,
JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL.
Martinique, FM. Gerard/F2VX and Bernard/F9IE are going
to pay FM5WD and his station on Martinique a visit between Dec.
11 and January 8. QRV signing FM/homecalls on 160-6m on SSB and
CW. There is also the possibility of a short visit to J6/St. Lucia.
QSL via homecalls (d/B).
Canary Isl., EA8. Operators Andrea/IK1PMR and YL Claudia/PA3LEO
will once again be active as EA8/homecall from Tenerife Island between
December 9th and January 8th (2015). Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HB9FKK (preferred) or their home
callsigns, by the Bureau, direct, or E-mail requests for Bureau
cards. Also via LoTW and Clublog. For more details and updates,
Arican tours. Nick, G3RWF, will start his Southern Africa
Tour for a 5 week holiday starting in Lesotho and
being active as 7P8NH between December 11-14th. Nick informs OPDX
that this is "real holiday" with the entire family coming
to Southern Africa between Christmas and the New Year. However,
he will be there longer with his wife, Liz. Nick states [edited],
"I shall be on the air from South
Africa from about December
18th to January 5th as ZS1/G3RWF, and then from Namibia from
about January 6-13th as V5/G3RWF. All CW only (taking my K2)."
Listen for him on the higher bands on CW (no SSB). He "doesn't
anticipate any 80m or 160m (and not 6m for those who always ask)."
Nick also mentioned one other thing to OPDX that his 7P8 license
is good for a year, and he may well return there sometime not too
far off. QSL via G3RWF.
Palau, T8. Early Announcement. Operators Mike/JA6EGL,
Hirotaka/JA6KYU, Yasu/JA6UBY and Yu/JE6DND will once again be active
as T88SM, T88HS, T88CP, and T88HK, respectively, from Koror Island
between January 9-15th, 2015. Activity will be 160-6 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns (direct only).
Easter Isl., CE0. Update. A team of Japanese operators will
be active as XR0YJ from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January
9-17th. Operators mentioned are Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI,
Jusei/JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS, YL Hiroko/JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some
of these operators are from the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last
year. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL via the operator's instructions. For
more details and updates, watch the following:
http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm & http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com
Easter Isl., CE0Y. Early Announcement. A team of Japanese
operators will be active as CE0Y/homecall (pending) from Hare Kapone
on Easter Island between January 9-17th, 2015. Operators mentioned
are Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Jusei/JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS,
YL Hiroko/JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some of these operators are from
the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last year. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via
the operator's instructions. For more details and updates, watch
the following http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm and http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com
Contest, Open / WW.
Navassa Isl., KP1. K1N (Press Release - Dated December 4th).
From the "KP1-5 Project": The KP1-5 Project and the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service have been working together on preparations
for our joint 14 day visit to Navassa Island NWR. Although the actual
dates may still vary, it now appears we will begin transport to
the Island during the last week of January 2015.
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.
2015. Once again operators
Mek/SP7VC, Ted/SP3IPB and YL Kate/SQ7OYL will be on a Caribbean
tour but will also have operators Bogdan/K2RPF, Zbyszek/SP3CFM and
Jerzy/SP7TF join them. They plan to activate several islands between
January 24th and February 14th in the new year 2015. The tentative
schedule, islands and callsigns have been announced:
March or later.
Malawi, 7Q. Postponed. The 7QAA DXpedition to Malawi (www.malawidx.org), which was planned to take place between 10 November
and 2 December, has been postponed until March 2015. The general
approach will not change, and the large team will be split into
two sub-teams: Team One will operate CW only on 11-21 March, while
Team Two will operate only SSB and RTTY from 22 March to 1 April,
including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest.
St. Kitts, V4. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he
will be active once again from his vacation home in Calypso Bay,
St. Kitts (WW Loc. FK87SG), located 200 feet from the Caribbean
Sea, between January 20th and March 1st. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and
Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band
Dipole, 40-10m 31 ft. Verticals, 35 ft. 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical,
and shortened 160m Dipole. Also, a 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also,
XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs
go to W5JON direct only or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
CE0. Maurice F5NQL, writes;
Hi all, Juan Fernandez 2015, Robinson Crusoe by F6KOP. The
website for the upcoming Juan Fernandez 2015 dxpedition to
Robinson Crusoe island by F6KOP February 24 th.- March 4 th., in
still under construction.
St. Pierre et Miquelon,
FP. Eric, KV1J, will once
again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J
between February 26th through March 10th (2015). Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY).
Also, some 160m and 6m but dependent on the WX conditions. He will
generally be on the highest frequency band that is open. He will
be active in the NAQP RTTY (Feb. 28th-Mar. 1st), possibly the CQ
160m SSB Contest, and the ARRL SSB DX (March 7-8th) Contests. 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/Feb15.html
Bonaire, PJ4. Update. Klaus, DG1SGW, will be active
as PJ4/DG1SGW from Bonaire between March 1-12th (2015). Activity
will be holiday style (this is a diving trip first) on the 20-6
meters, maybe 40m, using only SSB with a wire end-feed antenna and
a MP1 Portable Vertical antenna. He will know more about his QTH
once he arrives at the dive base and the hotel. Klaus thinks most
of operating will be in the evening hours. His radio will be an
ICOM IC706 with 100 watts and no amplifier. QSL via his home callsign,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
Bonaire, PJ4. Klaus, DG1SGW, will be active as PJ4/DG1SGW
from Bonaire between March 1-12th (2015). Activity will be holiday
style on the 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via
his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
Corsica, TK. Paul, G4BKI (also VP9KF) will be active
from the east coast of the island of Corsica (QRA JN42QB) from 6th
October, 2014 to 16th March, 2015. Callsign for first 90 days: TK/G4BKI.
After that: TK4?? QRV 80-10 metres, with focus on CW. QSL direct
only: Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa, FL 33615, U.S.A. Please,
DO NOT send to the F, TK, W4 or G Bureau, you will not receive a
St. Vincent, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be in Palm Island from
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, QRA Locator FK92HO from 13 to 21
April 2015 as J88PI. Bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metre, SSB.
QSL via homecall, direct PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales
- UK CF72 9ZA or via the Bureau." Website: www.g4dvb.co.uk/
Swalbard / Bear
Isl., JW. Sunday the 2
nd. of November I had a eyeball QSO with Svein LA9JKA (JX7JKA &
JW7JKA) at the Amateur meeting in Odense (ATF), where UKSMG had
a stand. Svein reviled that he would leave for Bear Island during
this week, where from he will be QRV as JW7JKA. Bear Island is situated
in the Arctic ocean right between Swalbard and the northern tip
HI. Vittorio, DJ0ML, will
be active as HI7/DJ0ML from Higuey until June 2015. Activity will
be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters. QSL via home call direct.
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.
HC8. Geoff, G8OFQ, will
once again be active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabella Island between July
1st and September 30th (2015). Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using SSB only. Geoff is working as a volunteer for the Galapagos
National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center (see pictures
on QRZ.com) on Isabela Island. QSL via HA3JB.
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.
Heard Isl., VK0H. (Press Release - New Radio Team Leaders
Announced). The following was sent out and posted on the VK0EK Web
page [edited]: "We are pleased to announce that we have made
an informal agreement with Wayne Mills, N7NG, and Martti Laine,
OH2BH, to lead the Heard Island radio team. They will have complete
authority and responsibility to build the team, interface with the
DXing community, manage radio operations on Heard Island, and other
matters relating to the radio part of the expedition. Matters that
concern the entire expedition such as safety, schedule, vessel,
logistics, communications, facilities, and finances remain the responsibility
of the Expedition Leader, Robert Schmieder. A formal agreement will
be completed in the near future that specifies these various roles
and responsibilities. We will provide more information as we move
forward, and in the meantime we invite you to leave your feedback
in this blog." The 2016 Heard Island VK0EK DXpedition Web page
can be see at: http://vk0ek.org
Cameroon, TJ. Update. Nicolas/F8FQX (ex 5T5SN,
TN5SN) will be staying in Cameroon during the next 3 to 4 years.
He hopes to get on the air as TJ3SN on HF and 6m. QSL via IZ1BZV
South Sudan, Z8. Massimo, IZ0EGB is currently QRV as Z81B
from Juba. He is active on 40 to 6 meters using SSB. His length
of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.
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.