Eritrea, E3. From March 6th to March 17th an international
team, composed by Zorro - JH1AJT Team Leader, Paul - N6PSE Co-Leader,
Franz - DJ9ZB, Jay - JA1TRC, Yuki - JH1NBN, Kazu - JH1OGX, Thomas
- NQ7R, David - WD5COV, Dmitri - RA9USU will be active from Eritrea.
QSL via M0URX.
Ecuador, HC. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active
from Ecuador as the following and between February 23rd and March
13th. His radio equipment: TS-850s, 100w, Carolina Windom 40-10m+WARC.
FT-857d, 100w, on 6m CW/SSB with 2 ele MOXON antenna/rotor. Modes: 80%
RTTY, 10% SSB, 10% CW.
Isl., CE0. Update. By the
time you read this, the 3G0ZC team should be on Robinson Crusoe
Nicaragua, YN. Jeff, N6GQ, will once again be active
as YN2AA from Grenada, Nicaragua, starting March 4th. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters, and he will participate in the ARRL International
DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-OP/All-Band entry. QSL
via NN3W, by the Bureau or direct. U.S. stations, please send SASE;
DX stations, please send SAE with GS or IRC. Bureau service will
take time. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW.
Ascension, ZD8. Update. Werner/DJ9KH, Axel/DK9BDN, and
Christian/DL6KAC are going to put Ascension Island on the air as
ZD8D between Feb. 24 and March 10. QRV on 160-6m on CW, RTTY, and
SSB, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via DL9HO (d/B). http://www.zd8d.de/index.php?home
Mauritius, 3B8. Paul, G8AFC is QRV as 3B8/G8AFC from Pereybere
until March 2. Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using
primarily CW. QSL via operator's instructions.
Isl., CE0. Update. Second Official Press
release. Hi friends. After a 13h long flight
via Madrid, the "Early Departure Team",(F5JTV, F8ATS,
F2DX, F5UOW, F5EOT, DJ7JC, DJ9RR, F6IRA) arrived tired in Santiago
de Chile yesterday. John, F5VHQ joined them today. Roberto CE3CT
invited them to visit his Clubstation.
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 Bureau.
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.
Papua New Guinea,
P2. YO5BIM, Puiu, will
be active on 50 MHz, from Papua New Guinea, as P29VIM, for about
6 weeks, starting January 22nd from Port Moresby and Rabaul.
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.
Mariana Isl., AH0. Kazu, JH8PHT, will once again be active
as AH0KT from the Saipan Rental Shack on Saipan Island, Northern
Mariana Island between March 11-15th. Activity will be on the HF
bands and 6 meters (WW Loc QK25uf), using CW, SSB, the Digital modes
and 10m AM & FM (29.600 MHz only). QSL via his home callsign.
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
VU4. Charly, HS0ZCW/K4VUD/VU3CHE,
and a team are planning to activate VU4 between between March 6-18th.
This will be simple antennas and 100 watts operation. Their activity
can be improved with loaned or donated gear if anyone wishes to
help them. They are only looking for antennas and gear only, no
cash for the operators. If you are interested to help, contact Charly
Guam, KH2. Take, JI3DST/JS6RRR, will once again be
active as KH2/JS6RRR from Guam between March 19-23rd. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JS6RRR
via the Bureau.
Contest, Open / WW.
Congo, 9Q. Update. The Italian DXpedition Team is
glad to announce the forthcoming DXpedition to Congo. It will take
place in the period 10-25 March 2015, with the callsign 9Q0HQ. On
the official Dxpedition site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ a dedicated 9Q0HQ Survey form has been
added. The results will be used in the planning of activity on the
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.
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/
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.