CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information.
MMXV. 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)uksmg.net

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

Andorra, C3. Beacon. Info from Jose EA7KW. Just to inform a new beacon from Andorra. C30SIX Frq: 50.413 MHz. Ant: Vertical Cushcraft AR6, Power 10 Watts, locator: JN02SK, Sant Julià de Loria (Naturlandia Echo Park) 1600 metre ASL, text: "VVV C30SIX C30SIX JN02SK 10 W VERT", beacon text sent every 10 seconds, owner and keeper: URA 73 Jose, EA7KW
UKSMG 17 Nov. 2015

Tonga, A3. An international group of amateurs will travel to the Kingdom of Tonga for the last two weeks of February 2016 (February 18-24th). This trip encompasses the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st, 2016) and fits nicely between the announced Palmyra (KH5) and Heard (VK0H) DXpeditions. They state, "We plan to try 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY. antennas, weather, propagation all permitting. Exact dates of operation will be posted closer to the time." Suggested frequencies are:
CW   - 1822.5, 3528, 7028, 10128, 14028, 18078, 21028, 24898 and 28028 kHz
SSB  - 1848, 3788, 7088/7188, 14188/14288, 18138, 21288, 24938 and 28488 kHz
RTTY - 3588, 7088, 10138, 14088, 18100, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
  6m - 50108/CW and 50108/SSB
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1240 16 Nov. 2015 - 24 Feb. 2016

St. Paul Isl., CY9. The following update was posted on the CY9C Web page on November 9th [edited]: As 2016 quickly approaches, focus on DXpedition planning details intensifies. All is going very well as we continue to develop the operating plan, site plan, and plans for getting equipment and personnel onto the island. We thank the many that have responded to the "NEED" survey on the website. See the following at http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/need-survey.html
A serious effort is being planned to address those specific needs. The other matter is financial planning. In the relatively near future we'll need to secure the transportation to the island. Those that have donated are listed on the Sponsor's list on the Web page at
No amount is too small; all who donate will receive a QSL automatically without having to request one. The team is fully committed and investing significantly; your financial support will help and is appreciated more than words can express.
The single most expensive item is the cost for the transportation to access the island. Donations can be made via this link
http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/donate.html (If desired, more details / info on this matter, contact: N0TG - E-mail address per QRZ.com).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1240 16 Nov. 2015 - 29 Aug. 2016

Ogasawara Isl., JD1. Takeshi "Take", JA1UII, will once again be active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island between November 25th and December 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Take states that he will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op /All-Band /Low-Power entry. QSL via JA1UII, by the Bureau or direct to: Takeshi Ono, 3-33-11 Hachiouji, Cyuo-ku Saitama-City, Saitama 338-0006 Japan (w/SASE, 2 USDs or 1 IRC[New]).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1240 16 Nov. 2015 - 5 Dec. 2015

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Nicaragua, YN. Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active as YN2CC from Granada, Nicaragua, between November 25th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct and by the Bureau to his home callsign. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home and QSLs can be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1226 14 Aug. 2015 - 2 Dec. 2015

Ascension Isl., ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island between November 6th and December 4th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W6NV.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1217 8 Jun. 2015 - 4 Dec. 2015

Micronesia, V6. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island between November 27th and December 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, all modes and including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry signing V6A. He will be looking for European stations on 160m before and after the contest. QSL via his home callsign. No Bureau QSLs.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1230 6 Sep. 2015 - 5 Dec. 2015

Angola, D2. Igor/UA9OBO is currently staying in Angola until 8 Dec. 2015 and operates as D3AM. QSL via UA1QV.
Sixitalia Weekly 25 Jan. 2015 - 8 Dec. 2015

Martinique, FM. Gerd, DL7VOG (www.dl7vog.de) will be active as FM/DL7VOG from Martinique from 10 November to 8 December, including an entry in the WAE DX RTTY (14-15 November). He will be QRV on 160-6 metres mainly CW and RTTY, and will also participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TO4GU. QSL via home call, bureau or direct (OQRS for both options on Club Log).
Sixitalia Weekly 27 Oct. 2015 - 8 Dec. 2015

Jamaica, 6Y. Update. Masato, JA0RQV, will be active as 6Y5/JA0RQV mainly from a Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, from the middle of October for 2 months (between October 24th and December 9th). Activity will be mostly on the weekend and spare time during his local time as he is on a business trip. He states that if situation allows, he might stay and operate from the station of Josh, 6Y5WJ, and to be a Single-Op entry in both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) from his powerful station (1kw and Beam antennas). QSL via M0OXO (ORQS) or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1234
5 Oct. 2015 - 9 Dec. 2015

Jamaica, 6Y. Masa, JA0RQV will be active as 6Y5, JA0RQV from Jamaica between 24 October and 9 December. This will be a business trip, and he will be QRV on 40-6 metres CW and SSB in his spare time and during the weekends. He has plans to operate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest from the QTH of 6Y5WJ. QSL via JA0RQV, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. Updates will be posted to http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv
Sixitalia Weekly 3 Oct. 2015 - 9 Dec. 2015

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. 18 - 22 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 Dec. 2015

Denmark, OZ. Special event. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU, Danish radio amateurs will activate the special event callsign, OZ90IARU, between January 1st and December 31st, 2015. Activity will be on all bands, inclusive the WARC bands, and all modes may be used. Exceptions are cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link.
QSL OZ90IARU via OZ0J: Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, DK-4700 Naestved, Denmark.
For paper QSL requests via postal mail, please send a SAE and include 1 IRC or 3 USDs to cover return postage. IRCs must be the new type "Water of Life", valid until December 31st 2017. QSL card with insufficient payment will be returned via Bureau. Please do not send Your QSL card via the bureau! All QSOs will be verified via LoTW and eQSL. Paper QSLs may be requested via direct or by the Bureau from ClubLog
http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/OZ90IARU Wrong/missing QSOs can be reported to OZ0J at qsl@oz90iaru.dk All paper QSL cards will be sent from Denmark no earlier than February 2016. A "OZ90IARU Award" is available. Complete details are available at http://www.oz90iaru.dk/award.htm For more details and an activities calendar, go to the OZ90IARU Web page at http://www.oz90iaru.dk
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1199 27 Jan. 2015 - 31 Dec. 2015

Hungary, HA. HG90IARU joins the IARU jubilee celebrations on the air throughout the year. QRV on HF and 6m from the club station HG5C. The team also works on the rules of a dedicated award. QSL via HA5MA, LoTW, eQSL, OQRS.
DXNL 1921 1 Feb. 2015 - 31 Dec. 2015

January 2016.

Reunion, FR. Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active as FR/F5UOW from Reunion Island between December 16th and January 8th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mostly CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or by F5UOW, via the Bureau or direct. Please NO IRCs!
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1239 10 Nov. 2015 - 8 Jan. 2016

Vanuatu, YJ. Daniel, VK4AFU, will be active as YJ0AFU from Port Vila, Efate Island, between January 2-10th (2016). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using JT65, JT9, RTTY, CW, SSB and some WSPR. Look for him on 6m using JT65 on 50090 kHz and CW/SSB on 50160 kHz +5 kHz. QSL via LoTW or NA5U direct. LoTW uploads will be done when he returns home. Check QRZ.com for updates.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - 10 Jan. 2016

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 10th (2016). 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, see http://www.ik1pmr.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1239 10 Nov. 2015 - 10 Jan. 2016 

Palau, T8. JA operators Mike/JA6EGL (T88SM), Hirotaka/JA6KYU (T88HS) and Yasuo/JA6UBY (T88RR) will be active from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between January 7-14th (2016). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1226 14 Aug. 2015 - 14 Jan. 2016

Antigua and Barbuda, V2. Brian, GW4DVB/J88PI, will be active as V25GB from the Galley Bay Spa Resort in St. John's, Antigua, between January 6-14th (2016). Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters SSB only using an Elecraft KX3 and KXPA100 Power Amp (100w) into a 10m vertical antenna and a M0CVO HW-40HP off center fed dipole. QSL via GW4DVB, by the Bureau or direct to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check http://www.g4dvb.co.uk
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1239 10 Nov. 2015 - 14 Jan. 2016

Rotuma, 3D2. A couple of sources report that Antoine, 3D2AG, will be active as 3D2AG/P from Rotuma Island sometime between December 6th and January 15th (2016). Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and possible PSK31. Another source (DXNews.com) states that he will also try 80 meters and will use an Icom IC-7000 and TS440S transceivers with 3 element yagis and an inverted V antenna and 6 element Yagi for 6m. Antoine is with the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance Project and Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, plus the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. QSL via his home callsign direct only. Also, watch QRZ.com for update by Antoine.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1230 6 Sep. 2015 - 15 Jan. 2016

South Cook Isl., E5. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ (E51ARJ), Jusei/JA3IVU (E51IVU), Tsuguya/JA3UJR (E51UJR), Noriaki/JF3HPN (E51SSS), Kumio/JH3LSS (E51LSS), Masumi/JA3AVO (E51AVO) and YL Hiroko/JH3PBL (E51PBL) will be active as E51J (Group callsign) from the Kii Kii Motel on Rarotonga Islands between January 12-21st (2016). Activity will be on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL E51J and E51AVO via JA3AVO. QSL all other callsigns via their home callsigns. For more details and updates, watch: http://www.nakade.jp/e5.htm.
Sixitalia Weekly 25 Aug. 2015 - 21 Jan. 2016

Palmyra Atoll, KH5. Lou N2TU and Craig K9CT previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.
The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, January 11-26th, 2016.
A team of highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions has been assembled. Team members include Craig/K9CT, Lou/N2TU, Jerry/WB9Z, Tom/ND2T, Mike/K9NW, Ralph/K0IR, John/K6MM, Bob/K4UEE, Hal/W8HC, Dick/W3OA, Jim/N9TK and Glenn/W0GJ. The Team plans to operate five stations, 160 to 6 meters on CW, SSB and Digital modes, using a callsign to be announced at a later date. Antennas dedicated to working Europe will be deployed due to the high need and propagation path difficulty.
Critical to major DXpeditions are the immediate, up-front commitment costs. For instance, most of the equipment (antennas, coax, wire, connectors, and site material) has already been purchased, tested and shipped to Palmyra. These procurement and shipping costs are a significant portion of the overall DXpedition costs. It is estimated this DXpedition will incur costs of over 200,000 USDs plus individual and personal expenses.
We are pleased we have received support from so many Foundations, Clubs and Individuals already. We are about $30,000 USDs short of our need for the next payment November 1st. So please donate as soon as possible to help with the upfront costs. Our website, Palmyra2016.org, has a "Donate" link to facilitate your generous contribution. Without your support, this DXpedition would not happen! ... Lou N2TU and Crain K9CT
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1220
2 Jul. 2015 - 26 Jan. 2016

Senegal, 6W. Francis, F6BLP, will once again be active as 6W7SK from Saly Portudal, 80 kms south of Dakar on the coast, between January 3-31st (2016). Activity will be holiday style using the same station as last time (IC-7100, BLA-350, into G5RV antenna and inverted L for 160m) operating mainly CW (some SSB and RTTY) on 160-6 meters. Look for his low band activity during his local sunrise and sunset. QSL via F6BLP, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For more details, logs and pictures of his last operation, visit   http://www.f6blp.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1235 13 Oct. 2015 - 31 Jan. 2016

February 2016 or later.

South Sandwich & Southern Thule Isl´s., VP8SGI/VP8STI. DXpedition news (Press Release from the Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team). Paul, N6PSE, sent out the following on September 15th [edited]
The South Sandwich Islands are a cold and inhospitable place. At 59 degrees south, Southern Thule Island is one of the most remote places on Earth.
Southern Thule is closer to the polar circle and the South Pole than either Bouvet Island or Heard Island. To get there, we will voyage the
Drake Passage and brave strong winds and high seas. Our sole focus is to get you in our logs.
The Intrepid DX Group is pleased to announce that all of our plans are moving forward very well. We are pleased to report that all of our gear has arrived in Tauranga, New Zealand. It has been fumigated and is now being stored before it is loaded onto the RV Braveheart for her long voyage to meet the team in the Falkland Islands.
At this time, we wish to inform the Global DX Community of our intended QRV dates from each island. We will depart Stanley, the Falkland Islands, on January 9th, 2016. Approximately five days later, we will arrive in King Edward Point, South Georgia, where we will meet with the Government of South Sandwich and South Georgia and undergo a safety and biodiversity briefing. We will then voyage three more days south to Southern Thule Island in the South Sandwich chain of Islands.
We expect to arrive at South Sandwich on January 17th, however, that is dependent on the weather and sea conditions. Our ship Captain tells us that it is common to encounter rough seas on the way to South Sandwich and that rough seas and bad weather can prevent our landing by several days. We plan to be on South Sandwich for ten days operating as VP8STI. We will then break down our camp and voyage three days back to Husvik Bay, South Georgia, where we expect to land and set up operations on or about February 1st. We will operate from South Georgia Island as VP8SGI.
Our main priority is to make a great impact to the need for South Sandwich contacts and we will sacrifice our time at South Georgia to ensure that we make that impact from South Sandwich.
We expect to return to Stanley, the Falkland Islands, on February 14th. We will be QRV from Stanley as VP8IDX until our flights home on February 20th.
When our voyage starts, you can see our location in real time on a map on our website. You will know when we are about to land or are departing one island for the other. We will be in daily satellite communications with our Pilots, and support team. You can get a feel for propagation as we will be QRV as VP8IDX/MM on the way to and from the islands. Our plan is to be at each of these top ten entities for ten days. To effectively do that, we need your support. We are seeking more support from the many DX Clubs of North America, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia that have yet to make a donation. To date, our Club & Individual donations by continent are as follows: North America 77%, Europe 14%, Asia 8%, Oceania 1%, Middle East & Africa 0%, Central & South America 0%.
So, please consider a generous contribution to this project. To have your club or organization's logo included with the QSL card, please
contribute $250 or more. Individual contributions of $150 or more will be listed with the QSL card. All donors of $25 or more will receive an
early LoTW upload. Everyone who supports the Dxpedition will be listed and properly recognized on our website.
We encourage you to visit our website
www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8 and donate via the PayPal link. It's easy and free to donate. Alternatively, you can mail a check or money order to the address listed Payable to: Intrepid-DX Group, C/O David Jorgensen-WD5COV, CFO/Treasurer, 18645 Cortez Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030 USA
Thank you, The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1232
21 Sep. 2015 - Feb. 2016

Guinea, 3XY. Update. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands WW Loc. IJ39CL between February 18th and March 4th (2016). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their official DXpedition's Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs & Wants Survey" form available on it. The results will be used in the planning of activity on the various bands. However, activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The suggested frequencies were listed in OPDX.1228. Current list of operators are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA, Gino/IK2RZP and Alfeo/I1HJT. The team is looking for funds (see Web page for details). QSL via I2YSB direct only. An OQRS will be available on their Web site.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1238 3 Nov. 2015 - 4 Mar. 2016

Guinea, 3XY. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands (WW Loc. IJ39CL) sometime in February 2016 (TBA). The official DXpedition's Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs & Wants Survey" form just added to it. The results will be used in the planning of activity on the various bands. However, activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24893 and 28030 kHz
  SSB  - 14270, 18155, 21310, 24975 and 28420 kHz
  RTTY - 21083 kHz
   6m  - 50102/CW and 50123/SSB
Current list of operators are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA, Gino/IK2RZP and Alfeo/I1HJT. The team is looking for funds (see Web page for details). QSL via I2YSB direct only. An OQRS will be available on their Web site.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1228 25 Aug. 2015 - 4 Mar. 2016

Bahamas, C6. John, KK4OYJ, will once again be active as C6ATS from mid November until the beginning of March. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB, QRS CW, RTTY, PSK and JT-65. He has posted a "C6 Bands and Modes Desired" survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLVGNRR As usual, John will be using Twitter https://twitter.com/@itinerantham to indicate what band he is on. If like last year, John will be using a TS-480HX or K3 with Vertical dipoles on 17/15/12/10m and maybe 20m. Power will be from a deep-cycle 5035Ah battery recharged daily. QSL via M0OXO using his OQRS service. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible (usually same day). For more details and updates, watch John's Web page at  https://kk4oyj.wordpress.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1239 10 Nov. 2015 - Early Mar. 2016 

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. Current operators listed are Romeo/S59M (Co-Leader), Marco/HB9OCR (Co-Leader), Jorge/HK1R, Santos/EA4AK, Col/MM0NDX, Miran/S50O, Salim (Sal)/HK1T, Kaspars/YL1ZF, Peter/PD1RP, Mariano/LU8EOT, Rodrigo/EA7JX, Fulvio/HB9DHG and Tim/LW9EOC. Pilot stations are Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL), Michele/IW7EGQ (EU) and Jonathan/W6GX (W6/W7). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed at http://palestine.ig9y.com/plans/
QSL via direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or the OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1199
27 Jan. 2015 - Mar 2016

Juan de Nova, FT. Update. Hi friends, FT4JA is your expedition! By supporting the Juan de Nova 2016 project you become in some ways a team member and as such it seems essential to us to share with you the preparation for the operation.
We are happy to announce that our tenth operator recently made it official that he will participate in the operation. We are talking about Diégo, F4HAU.
Our team of pilots is also ready. It will be managed by Cedric, F5UKW who will summarize the requests and comments received by “regional relays” who are: N5FG (NA / SA), ON9CFG (EU / AF), JJ3PRT (AS / OC). They will be the people to talk to before and during the expedition. We rely on you to provide them with relevant information to refine our propagation predictions and organize our traffic.
On the island, we will have a satellite connection. Although this set up is expensive, we consider it necessary to offer different services: online log, photos, news, correspondence with the pilots. Exchanges in this way will however be limited to the strict minimum in order not to increase the budget, already very tight.
The experience of our operation from Tromelin (FT4TA) is of course a tremendous asset. We have long debated the strengths and room for improvement. Although returns were extremely positive, we carefully recorded comments and remarks to strive for an even better user experience and close to your expectations.
The relationship of trust with the authorities allows us to involve a greater number of operators for a longer duration to maximize the chances of contact with Juan de Nova. With the support of several sponsors, we also develop our equipment to have more flexibility in traffic and satisfy the greatest number: a second set of VDA on some bands, improved RX system, more stations available.
It is clear that our budget is harder to reach because of the numerous major operations over a short period of time. Let’s not forget that most of the expenditures are made before departure. Therefore, it is essential that the mobilization continue so that the Dxpedition can take place.
We count on your support and that of your clubs and associations. Each donation brings us one step closer to Juan de Nova. Let’s hope that all DXers will in turn invest in the project. It is never too late and every donation, whatever the amount, is important.
The team FT4JA – Juan de Nova 2016 http://www.juandenovadx.com
Forwarded with 73, by Maurice, F5NQL, F6KOP member 23 Oct. 2015 - 14 Apr. 2016

Juan de Nova, FR/J. The FT4TA, although busy wrapping up their latest expedition, is already thinking about their next destination. They are planning to activate Juan de Nova (FR/J) in March 2016. The last team on the island was TO4E/TO4WW in 2003. Before that, the last major DXpedition took place in the 1980s. Hence the island ranks very high in most-wanted lists. Right now the group aims to get on the air for 15 days with 10 operators. See the website for more information to come: http://www.juandenovadx.com/
Sixitalia Weekly 3 May 2015 - Mar. 2016 

Juan de Nova, FT/J. Maurice, F5NQL, writes; Information from the Juan da Nova 2016 team. August 14th Press Release.
The team is mobilized and carries out many things to prepare under the best conditions our operation from the island Juan de Nova. Until our departure, we will keep you regularly informed through our official press releases and via our website. For this new adventure, it was possible to enlarge the team involved into the Tromelin 2014 operation.
We are happy to welcome Jacques F6BEE, Yann F1NGP, Patrick F2DX and Pascal F5PTM. They rejoin Vincent F4BKV, Flo F5CWU, Guillaume F4FET, Michel FM5CD and Seb F5UFX.
We’ll use the same equipment as the one used Tromelin, supplemented by various equipment placed at the disposal by sponsors. We are happy to have at our sides this year Elecraft (transceivers), Spiderbeam (fiber masts), Messi & Paoloni (coaxial cables), Expert - SPE (amplifiers), DX Engineering (80m phasing & accessories), MicroHam (interfaces), DX Avenue (6m DX Beam antenna). These companies allow us to implement all the desired equipment. We are very grateful of their support.
We do not forget foundations, clubs, associations and individual donators. Some already accepted our requests and renewed us their confidence. However, we are still far away from the set objective. Within 1 month, the first payment to settle the boat will have to be carried out. We'd like to make another call toward the amateur radio community to ask for his assistance and support. Like we have done with our previous operation, we are engaged in a meticulous control of the costs by studying each expenditure and by dismissing all things non essential to a DX Expedition.
The boat that we will use is sailing in the Indian Ocean throughout the year and the crew knows perfectly Juan de Nova and transports regularly scientists over there. Based on the experiment of our captain, we have determined dates by taking into consideration the end of the cyclonic season, as well as the best low tide conditions to unload our equipment at our arrival in the lagoon. We will be on the island from March 31st to April 14th, 2016. The callsign used during this expedition will be FT4JA. We recently received the confirmation from the administration.
By then, many points must be solved in order to propose a formidable experience on the two sides of the pile-up. More than ever we count on your supports. Join our page Facebook, Twitter (juandenovadx) and visit regularly our Web site http://www.juandenovadx.com
FT4TJA - Juan de Nova 2016 team.
Forwarded with 73, by Maurice, F5NQL, F6KOP member
14 Aug. 2015 - 14 Apr. 2016

St. Barthelemy, FJ. Early Announcement. Operators Dave/W9DR and Tom/W9AEB will be active as FJ/W9DR and FJ/W9AEB from Saint Barthelemy Island between June 17-29th (2016). Look for W9DR as FJ/W9DR on 6 meters only 50.115 MHz, CW/SSB with a 6m Beacon 50.115.7 MHz. Look for W9AEB as FJ/W9AEB on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - 29 Jun. 2016

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 (d), LoTW.
DXNL 1896 5 Aug. 2014 - 2017

Benin, TY. Nicolas, F8FQX (ex-TJ3SN, TN5SN, 5T5SN), who recently went QRT from Cameroon in July, will be moving to Benin later this year and will be active as TY2SN for next three years. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ1BZV or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - Sep. 2018

Gabon, TR. Alain, F6BCL, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as TR8CA from Gabon starting on September 15th, and normally for a period of 4 years, until retirement. He states, "After I'll see if I will stay in Gabon or in France. This trip Alain will bring a tuning box MFJ 1.5 kW and a HAM4 rotator for his 3 element beam. He also intends to improve his antennas 80-160 meters. He adds that his projects for this trip:
* Amplifier 50 MHz to make some contacts via the moon.
* Getting ready to traffic via Phase3E and the future geostationary satellite funded by some countries of the Persian Gulf. Otherwise,
   he will continue his activities via FO29 and AO7 satellites.
* He has little hope to make QSO on 28 MHz and 50 MHz following the degradation of solar activity.
* He will be active on 20/17/15 meters in the afternoon (1/3 time CW, 1/3 SSB and 1/3 Digital modes (JT65  RTTY PSK and others like Contestia, MFSK, Domino ...).
QSL via F6CBC.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - 15 Sep. 2019

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