CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information
MMXVI. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
holder of; OZ6OM, OZ50MHz, 5Q6M
Current email address to enter info; cqsix(at)oldman.dk

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

The Contest´s of winter 2016.

The 50MHz Open
Cumulative contest the 4th. Tuesday in the month, is a kind of cosy contest where we meet at Six, to have a pleasant evening behind the radio making some QSO´s. You may find the rules for "The 50 MHz Open" here -and check out the standings here.

UKSMG Winter Marathon Event
The Winter Marathon runs between December 1st. 2016 and January 31 st. 2017 on the Six Metre band. Further information can be found on the UKSMG Winter Marathon page, and the full rules are available on the UKSMG Winter Marathon Rules page.


Greenland, OX. New OX6M beacon. Bo OZ2M reports that the new OX6M beacon is now operating on 50.047 MHz and OZ7IGY has had an overhaul OX6M Monday, October 17 saw a new 6 m beacon on the air. Bo, OZ1DJJ/OX3LX, installed the new beacon in HQ90AL running PI4 + CW + carrier in a one minute cycle on 50.047 MHz. The power is 25 W and the antenna is a dipole radiating North/South.
73 Bo, OZ2M (via Southgate)
25 Oct. 2016

Congo, 9Q. Fernando, EA4BB has been in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo for a few months and has now received his 9Q6BB licence. He expect to remain there for two or three years, and to operate CW and other modes on all bands. QSL via W3HNK, LoTW and eQSL; logsearch on Club Log.
SixItalia 25 Oct. 2016 - 2019

Senegal, 6W. Ronald, VE3REV, recently moved to Dakar in August, and plans to be active as 6W1SU for the next 2 to 3 years. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, and he is currently operating SSB only, but hoping to tackle CW later. His station is a Kenwood TS850S with a Yaesu FL1200Z Amp into a MA5B three element yagi, a 6M 6JXXJ 6 element yagi and dipoles for 40/80m. QSL via M0URX direct or the OQRS (direct or by the Bureau).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1288 25 Oct. 2016 - summer 2019

Pacific & Asian tour. (Update). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World" DXpeditions has posted (on QRZ.com) the following update, dated October 22nd: I will be in the Philippines from 26 October - 25 November. The callsign will be 4I7COW. This unique prefix has never been issued before so it should generate some interest. I have not operated any CW since Kiribati so 4I7COW should get me back into the CW groove.
The
TG/KC0W DXpedition to Guatemala has been cancelled. This was scheduled to take place immediately after the 4I7COW DXpedition. Perhaps TG/KC0W will be QRV at a later date. My rental home on the east coast of Guatemala is 25 meters from the ocean. It's a 100% clear shot to Europe. (for whom this DXpedition was/is primarily for). My plans are now to visit Equatorial Guinea on a fact finding mission after 4I7COW goes QRT. Licensing for Annobon Island and Equatorial Guinea will be the sole purpose of this trip. Re-read my previous statement about "my plans are" before getting too excited about any upcoming 3C0 and 3C DXpeditions... I hope to share some good news regarding Equatorial Guinea & Annobon in the near future... Tom KC0W
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1288 25 Oct. 2016 - winter 2017

San Andres & Providencia. HK0. Will, AA4NC, will be active as HK0/AA4NC from San Andres Island between February 13th and March 7th, 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes, probably on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be active in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) and ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op / Low-Power entries and signing with a 5K0 callsign (pending). QSL via AA4NC.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1287 25 Oct. 2016 - 7 Mar. 2017

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 November 15th and December 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; and newly added, shortened 160m dipole 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 #1287 25 Oct. 2016 - 15 Dec. 2016

Cayman Isl., ZF2. Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as ZF2CJ from the ZF1A Amateur Radio Club Station on Grand Cayman Island between March 20-24th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct (only GS no IRCs), OQRS or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1285 25 Oct. 2016 - 24 Mar. 2017


DX / Activity calendar - by expiration date.

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

Oct. 2016

Nov. 2016

ZD8W

 

W6NV

W6NV

CQWW SSB & CW

Dec. 1 st.

Dec. 11 th.

FS/K9EL
FS/K9NU, FS/N9TK, FS/W9ILY

FK88 

K9EL
K9NU, N9TK, W9ILY

K9EL
K9NU, N9TK, W9ILY

 

Nov. 15 th.

Dec. 15 th.

V47JA
V47HAM

FK87SG

W5JON
W5HAM

W5JON

Direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs. 

ongoing

Dec. 31 st.

EO25F

 

UX0FF

UX0FF

Ukrainian 25 years of independence

 

 

2017 and on

 

 

 

 

ongoing

Feb. 2017

TZ5XR

 

F5IXR

F5MXH 

LoTW

ongoing

Feb. 2017

JU1WP

 

HL2WP

 

 

Feb. 13 th.

Mar. 7 th.

HK0/AA4NC

 

AA4NC

AA4NC

 

Mar. 20 th.

Mar. 24 th.

ZF2CJ

 

JJ2RCJ

JJ2RCJ 

OQRS or LoTW 

Apr. 2017

Apr. 2017

CE0...

 

CE5WQO ao

 

 

ongoing

Dec. 31 st. 2017

A31MM

 

JA6WFM

EA5GL

 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2018

TY2AC

 

F8FQX

IZ1BZV

LoTW 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2019

TR8CA

 

F6BCL

F6CBC

 

Oct. 2016

Sep. 2019

9Q6BB

 

EA4BB

W3HNK

LoTW and eQSL 

2016

2019 +

J28PJ

 

F1TMY

F1TMY

 

2016

2019 +

6W1SU

 

VE3REV

M0URX

OQRS 


DX information - by expiration date.

November.

Ascension Isl., ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island between October and November. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry with other operators to be announced later. Look for activity  before and after the contests on 160-6 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
Sixitalia Weekly 2 May 2016 - late November 2016

December or later.

St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from Orient Bay, St. Martin WW Loc. FK88, between December 1-11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters (with an emphasis on 6m when the band is open) using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80m. John usually will operate on 60m if there is interest. There will be daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS. His operating frequencies
(except during contests) will be announced in real time via Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/FSK9EL Requests for schedules can be sent via his QRZ.com E-mail address or his Twitter account @FSK9EL. John will also monitor the ON4KST 50MHz Region 2 chat room to watch for 6 meter openings.
ADDED NOTE. John will also be there with Paul/K9NU, Jim/N9TK and John/W9ILY. Look for the four operators to focus on the low bands signing FS/K9NU, FS/N9TK, FS/W9ILY and FS/K9EL. They will have 3 stations active and plan to be in the ARRL 160m CW Contest (December 2-4th). QSL via their home callsigns.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1277 22 Aug. 2016 - 11 Dec. 2016

Contest, Open / WW.
What to do on a Tuesday evening ?
- The 4 th. Tuesday in the month brings You "
The 50 MHz Open"
- This month, Tuesday the 27 th. 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.
- 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 Dec. 2016

Ukraine, UT. Nikolay, UX0FF is QRV using special contest call EO25F during all of 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL to home call.
Sixitalia Weekly 5 Jun. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2016

European Russia, UA. Andrei, UB7K (ex UU0JM) has been authorized to operate on 6 metres (50080 - 50280 kHz) through 31 December 2016. He is located in the Crimean village of Zavetnoe (KN85ec). QSL via LoTW, bureau and direct.
DXCC wise, according to the decision taken back in 2014, it will count for European Russia.
Sixitalia Weekly 8 Feb. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2016

South Cook Islands, E5. Andy, E51AND, will be active with the call E5SKCC from Rarotonga Island during January, marking the founding of the Straight Key Century Club in 2006. QSL via E51AND (d), LoTW. http://www.skccgroup.com/
DXNL 1970 7 Jan. 2016 - 31 Jan. 2016

2017 or later.

San Felix, CE0. Felipe, CE5WQO, announced that there will be a DXpedition to San Felix Island next year, April 2017. He states, "What began as a 3 man effort earlier this summer has now become a 10 man effort, and all the operators are experienced DXpedition operators." Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. This will also include 6m EME. Look for more info to be forthcoming.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1274 22 Aug. 2016 - Apr. 2017

Mali, TZ. Laurent, F5IXR will be active again as TZ5XR from Mali between 1 August and February 2017. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres during his spare time. QSL via F5MXH and LoTW.
Sixitalia Weekly 22 Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2017

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

Guinea-Bissau, J5. Posponed! Members of the Italian DXPedition Team will be active as J5T from Guinea Bissau in November 2016. Operators mentioned are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT and Mac/JA3USA. The pilot stations are Art/IK7JWY (HF) and Sergio/IK0FTA (6m). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via I2YSB, direct or the OQRS on their Web page at http://www.i2ysb.com/idt Logs will be posted on LoTW about 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. For News and Forum, see: http://www.hamradioweb.net
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1287 25 Oct. 2016 - spring 2017 

Guinea-Bissau, J5. Posponed! The Italian Dxpedition Team informs that the J5T Dxpedition to Guinea Bissau IOTA AF020, scheduled for the month of November, will be delayed to the second half of 2017. For the Italian Dxpedition Team, 73 de Silvano, I2YSB.
SixItalia 25 Nov. 2016 - spring 2017

Tonga, A3. Update. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the capital city of Tonga, until the end of the year 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2 for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. Look for him to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28 - 29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1266 15 May 2016 - end of 2017

Tonga, A3. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the capital city of Tonga, until the end of the year 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2 for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. He plans to be in contests. QSL via EA5GL.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1250 24 Jan. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2017

Mauritania, 5T. Ahmad, 9K2AI, will be active from Mauritania for the coming two to three years with the call 5T2AI. So far he uses an IC-7000, dipoles, and soon a yagi. QSL via NI5DX.
Sixitalia Weekly 29 Feb. 2016 - Feb. 2018

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

Djibouti, J2. Reident. Jean-Philippe, F1TMY, will be active as J28PJ from Djibouti starting September 1st, for the next 3-5 years. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via F1TMY.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1270
19 Jun. 2016 - 2019+


Credits 2016.
Credit is attached, to each individual DX information.