Solomon Isl., H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC will be active as H44MS from
Honiara, Solomon Islands between 1 February and 30 April. He will
operate SSB only on 80-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
Isl., CE0. Update. Members
of the Provins ARC will activate Robinson Crusoë Island (aka
Juan Fernandez Archipelago) as 3G0ZC between February 20th and March
8th. A team of 20 operators plan to be active with 8 stations on
the air on 160-6 meters, using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. The
Web site has been announced but is still under-construction at http://www.juanfernandez2015.com A FaceBook page is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JuanFernandez2015/747628888649765 More details will be forthcoming.
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/
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.
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.
Pacific Tour. This year (2015) Hrane, YT1AD, will travel
again to Central and South Pacific in February to prepare for the
next DXpedition, and his schedule will be as follows:
Bermuda, VP9. Ronald, W3PV, gets on the air as
W3PV/VP9 between the 23rd and 29th. QRV on 40-6m on CW, JT9, and
JT65. QSL via W3PV (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
Malawi, 7Q. Karl, DK2WV, returns to the Karonga
Museum in Malawi (WW Loc. KI60xb) from Jan. 26 and Feb. 6 to operate
as 7Q7VW on 160-6m. QSL via DK2WV.
Chile, CE. Helmut, DL5DSM, is currently active until
Feb. 10 as CE3/DL5DSM on 40-6m on CW and SSB. QSL via DL5DSM (d/B).
Guadeloupe, FG. Jean-Pierre/F6ITD activates Guadeloupe
(WW Loc. FK96ch) between the 28th and Feb. 1 as FG/F6ITD on HF and
6m on SSB and digital modes. He then moves on to Desirade Island
(WW Loc. FK96lg), where he puts the same call and also TO6D (during
weekends and contests) on the air until March 28. QSL preferred
via LoTW, ClubLog.
Malawi, 7Q. Update. 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.
Cocos Isl., TI9. Update. Operator's list has grown for
the upcoming TI9/3Z9DX to Cocos Island to air between February 16-23rd.
The current operators are now Dom/ 3Z9DX, Jorge/ TI2HMJ, Przemek/
SP8SIW and Dmitri/ RA9USU. Two stations will be on the air operating
160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. There "may be" some
6 meter activity. A survey/vote for bands/modes needs is available
at the following Web page, as well as more details and updates,
Navassa, KP1. Press Release -- DokuFunk. Wolf Harranth,
OE1WHC, from the Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting
Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL
Collection, has informed OPDX [edited]: In his first of three scheduled
exclusive interviews for the Documentary Archives (DokuFunk), Glenn
Johnson, W0GJ, co-teamleader of the forthcoming K1N Navassa DXpedition
explains how and under which conditions the activation was made
possible; he discloses the team's working schedule and how they
plan to cope with deliberate interference, a great annoyance at
recent DXpeditions. Audio file at www.dokufunk.org/navassa-e where also all pervious Navassa activations
are amply documented. A second interview is scheduled during the
operation, and a third one, a sum-up, afterwards.
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:
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.
Contest, Open / WW.
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.
Juan Fernandez Isl., CE0. Members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP) will activate Robinson Crusoe Island (aka Juan Fernandez Archipelago) between February 20th and March 8th. Callsign 3G0ZC is pending. The DXCC entity is rated #60 on Clublog #45 for DX Magazine and #32 at DARC. The last DXpedition to this IOTA was in 2013.
The team composed
of 20 operators plans to be active with 8 stations on the air at
the same time from 160-6 meters, using SSB, CW and Digimodes. A
special effort will be made on low bands. Some WSPR activity is
also planned. They target 100k QSOs. Their stations will have about
700W into Spiderbeams on the higher bands and verticals on the lower
bands. The team plans radio contacts with schools to show their
passion and promote the hamradio activity. Logs will be uploaded
on a daily basis on Clublog and LoTW depending on the local internet
access. QSL policy is to answer every request, direct or by the
Isl., CE0. Members of the
Provins ARC (F6KOP), who were recently active from Tromelin, will
activate Robinson Crusoë Island between February 20th and March
8th. Callsign is pending. The DXCC entity is rated #60 on Clublog,
#45 for DX Magazine and #32 at DARC. The last DXpedition on this
IOTA was in 2013. The team composed of 20 operators plans to be
active with 8 stations on the air at the same time from 160-6 meters,
using SSB, CW and the Digimodes. A special effort will be made on
low bands. Some WSPR activity is also planned. They target 100k
QSOs. Their stations will have about 700W into Spiderbeams on the
higher bands and verticals on the lower bands. The team plans radio
contacts with schools to show their passion and promote the hamradio
activity. Logs will be uploaded on a daily basis on Clublog and
LoTW depending on the local internet access. QSL policy is to answer
every request, direct or by the Bureau. The operators are well-known
as participating in DXpeditions like Réunion, Mellish Reef,
Bangladesh, Clipperton, San Andres, Bonaire, Cameroon, Uganda...
Operators mentioned are Alain, F5JTV (Leader), Tony/F8ATS (Co-leader),
Jean-Luc/F1ULQ (Co-leader), Norbert/DJ7JC, Heye/DJ9RR, Jeremy/EI5GM,
Dave/EI9FBB, Patrick/F2DX, Jimi/F4DLM, Michel/F5EOT, Antoine/F5RAB,
Stéphane/F5UOW, John/F5VHQ, Gilles/F6IRA, Günther/OE3GCU,
Karl/OE3JAJ, François/ON4LO, Eric/ON7RN and Kenneth/OZ1IKY.
Pilot stations are Col/MM0NDX, John/K6MM and Andre/V51B. Look for
a Web site to be online soon. A FaceBook page is now available at
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
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
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.
April or later.
Malawi, 7Q. 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. 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/
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. 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:
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.