France, F. Maurice F5NQL writes; Hi friends. Each
year, around the Annual Meeting of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes
UFT, The French CW op's club, some members appear behind the
special callsign TMxxUFT. This year, it's the 30th anniversary of
the UFT and the special callsign TM30UFT (Tango Mike Thirty
Uniform Fox-Trot Tango), will be aired from April 12 to 26. It will
be as usually a CW only activity.
Malawi, 7Q. Update. The first team of the 7QAA DXpedition
(CW/RTTY team) is now active until March 21st. Operators are Axel/DL6KVA,
Emil/DL8JJ, John/GW4SKA, Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW and
Roger/ZS6RJ. The second team (SSB, RTTY, some CW and PSK) will be
active between March 22nd and April 1st.
Ogasawara, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active
as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island between April 29th and May 5th.
Activity will be on 40-6 meters 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 http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1 He will also use Twitter to inform his
real-time activities at http://twitter.com/jd1bly
Aruba, P4. Operators Dave/N4QS and Dave/NU4N will
be active from Carl's, P49V (SK), "Cook's Radio Retreat"
http://www.p49v.com on Aruba between May 26th and June 2nd.
Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st). Callsign(s)
are not known yet. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all
bands and 6m, probably on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NU4N.
Antigua, V2. Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG are
once again active as V21ZG from Antigua. The length of their stay
is not known.
St. Eutatius, PJ5. Operators Rich/K5AND, Chris/W3CMP and
Terry/K4RX will be active from St. Eustatius between June 25th and
July 6th. Callsign has not been announced yet (possibly PJ5/homecall
or special callsign). Activity will have an emphasis on 6 meters,
but with some HF and Low Band operations. QSL via K5AND. There will
be ClubLog updates.
Maldives, 8Q. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active
as 8Q7CQ between June 5-18th. His last activity was limited because
Nobby was on his honeymoon with his wife Maxine. Operations this
time will be on the Island of Meedhupparoo. Activity will be on
the HF band but with a serious effort on 6 meters. Modes will be
SSB with some PSK31. His equipment will be a FT-897 with a 400 watt
amp into a small 6m beam, DK9SQ vertical loop for the HF bands and
possibly a 3 element tribander. QSL via Owen, G4DFI, direct or by
the Bureau. Visit Nobby's Web page at http://g0vjg.piczo.com/?cr=5
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St. Vincent, J8. Update. Brian, GW4DVB, will be active
as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO), in
the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between April 13-22nd.
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
Guadeloupe, FG. Jean-pierre F6ITD will be FG/F6ITD from
Guadeloupe island between 27th January and 30th March, 2015. He
will be from Basse-Terre from 27th January to 1st February and from
Desirade Island for the rest of the time. He will on the HF bands
and 6m using SSB and the Digital modes. He will use the TO6D callsign
during the week-end. The logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
Malawi, 7Q. The 7QAA DXpedition to Malawi is confirmed
to take place in March. The large multinational team will be split
into two sub-teams: Team One will operate CW and RTTY on 11-21 March,
while Team Two will operate SSB and RTTY from 22 March to 1
April, including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. Both Team 1
and 2will be QRV with four stations on 160-10 metres,
plus 6m if conditions allow. QSL via N7RO and LoTW, logsearch on
Club Log. Bookmark www.malawidx.org for updates and further information.
San Andres Isl.,
HC0. Joe, LU1FM, will be
active as 5J0B from San Andres Island between March 21st and April
4th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital
modes. He also plans to participate in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March
28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.
3X. Michael, PA5M expects
to be active again as 3XY5M from Guinea for the next couple
of months, until around 10 April. He will be QRV in his
free time, typically during his evening hours. QSL via PA7FM.
Martin Vaz Isl., PY0T.
Fábio, PP5BZ, informs/updates OPDX that his team will be
active from Trindade Island this April using the callsign PQ0T.
The team will consist of Fabio/PP5BZ, Jaime/PP5JD and Claudio/PY3OZ.
They have received a release from the Brazilian Navy to operate
only three days from Trindade. Thus, in order to accommodate the
whole DX community, they ask everyone to avoid duplicate or even
contacts on bands/modes that they already have for the DXCC Challenge.
ATNOs and UNIQUEs will be their priority. Activity should be on
80-6 meters with two stations on the air simultaneously. Any and
all help for the DXpedition to Trindade Island will be very welcome.
For more information on how you can contribute to the PQ0T DXpedition
2015, please contact them via E-mail at email@example.com
Philippines, DU. Hannes, OE3SGU, will once again be active
as DU1/OE3SGU from Luzon Island and possibly from other Philippine
IOTAs between March 25th and April 20th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-6 meters using mainly CW, SSB and some Digital modes.
QSL via LoTW, by ClubLog's OQRS or by the Bureau.
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/
Contest, Open / WW.
Solomon Isl., H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active
as H44MS on a DX vacation to Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands,
between February 1st and April 30th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
Ogasawara, JD1. Members of the World Wide Club will be
active once again as JD1YBT from Ogasawara between May 2-11th. Operators
mentioned are Toshi/JP1IOF (JD1BLC), Yoshi/JE2EHP, Masaru/JA5AQC
and Aki/JA4FHE. Activity will be on all bands (160-6m) and modes
using possibly 3 stations. QSL via JP1IOF, by the Bureau or direct.
LoTW and OQRS (ClubLog) will also be available. Check out their
QRZ.com page for pages from other operations.
Niue, E6. Operators Kanno/JA2AAU, Iku/JA2ATE, Iwao/JA2LSS
and Mori/JA2ZS will be active as E6NZ, E6TE, E6SS and E6ZS, respectively,
from Namukulu between May 15-25th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA2ZS.
Swalbard / Bear
Isl., JW. Sunday the 2
nd. of November I had a eyeball QSO with Svein LA9JKA (JX9JKA &
JW9JKA) 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 JW9JKA. Bear Island is situated
in the Arctic ocean right between Swalbard and the northern tip
June or later.
Bahamas, C6. Eric, K9GY, will once again be active
as C6AYM this time from Grand Bahama Island between May 27th and
June 1st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW and SSB. Also look
for him during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 23-24th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via K9GY, direct or by the Bureau.
Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active
as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between May 28th and June
16th. Activity will probably be on 160-6 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.
HB0. Members of the
Belgian International Police Association Radio Club (OO6P) will
be active as HB0/OO6P from Triesen between June 21-26th. Operators
mentioned are YL Carine/ON3CAR, Michel/ON4MW, Rene/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV
and Martin/ON7EG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY
and PSK31/63 (see Web below for suggested frequencies). A QSOs with
OO6P are valid for all IPA awards. QSL via ON6ZV. Visit their Web
site at http://www.qsl.net/o/on6om//hb0-oo6p
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.
Wake Isl., KH9. Mike, AG6IP, will be active as K6W on
Wake Island between September 4-19th. His operation is to celebrate
the 70th anniversary/memorial of the "End Battle of Wake Island"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. Look
for more details to be forthcoming.
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.
Fernando de Noronha,
PY0F. Ron, AA4VK, updates
us on January 5th [edited]: Three of the five member 1992 Navassa
DXpedition Team, Ron/AA4NC, Will/AA4VK, and Murray/WA4DAN are planning
a "reunion" DXpedition to PY0F, Fernando de Noronha between
October 18-27th, including operating in the CQWW Phone Contest.
An all-band operation is planned on 160-6 meters with SSB, CW and
RTTY. AA4NC will enter the contest as a Single-Op. A decision will
be made later on whether to enter in a Multi-Op category. More details
KH8. Masahiro, JH3PRR,
will once again be active as KH8B from the Turtle & Shark Lodge
in Pago Pago during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th), probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. His operations will take place between October 21-26th and
November 25-30th. If like last time, his equipment will be: K3+2K-FA
1.5kW, 10-20m Hexbeam and 30-160m VDP. He will have a 6m beacon.
Outside of the contest, activity will be focused on AS, EU and AF.
QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be
available too. Contest log will be uploaded after a week. OQRS Bureau
will be available for only 4 months and closed after that.
Angola, D2. Igor/UA9OBO is currently staying in Angola
until 8 Dec. 2015 and operates as D3AM. QSL via UA1QV.
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.
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.
2016 or later.
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/
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.