Mariana Isl., KH0. Operators Toshiaki/JR2UYE, Miho/JJ2VLY
and Yutaka/JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from the commemorative
J-Tinian Radio Space Club station on Tinian Island between August
8-13th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via JJ2VLY direct or LoTW. Log is expected to be uploaded to
ClubLog during their activity. Look for possible updates at http://jq2gyu.blogspot.jp
Members of the Radio Club
Argentino will activate the special callsign LU4AA/D from the Argentine
exclave Martin Garcia Island (WW Loc. GF05VT) in Uruguayan waters
(part of the La Plata in Buenos Aires Province) between August 13-18th.
Operators mentioned are Francisco/LU1AET, Martin/LU1AMH, Fernando/LU1ARG,
Carlos LU1BCE, Fernando/LU2BPM, Nico/LW3DN and Juan/LU8ARI. The
team plans to participate in the International Lighthouse Weekend
and the SARTG WW RTTY Contest.
HC8. Reminder. Geoff, G8OFQ,
is once again active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabela Island until September
30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB only. He will also
be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power
entry using 100 watts into vertical antenna. Operating times: Weekdays
1200-1300 and 2100-0500 GMT; Weekends 1400-0300 GMT +/-. Geoff is
there 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 G8OFQ: Geoff Dobson, 9 Fitzpain Road, Ferndown,
Dorset, BH22 8RZ, United Kingdom.
Monaco, 3A. Giuseppe, IK5WWA, plans to work holiday-style
as 3A/IK5WWA between the 24th and August 1 on HF and 6m. QSL via
Georgia, 4L. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of
the National Association Radioamateurs of Georgia (NARG), has informed
OPDX of 4L1AN will be active on 50 MHz for July and August with
a temporary license. Normally in Georgia, 50 MHz is prohibited.
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. Update. The St. Paul
Island DXpedition scheduled for August 19-29th, 2016, has added
another new member/operator to the team - Phil, VA3QR. This completes
their roster (9 operators). Phil has been a ham since his teenage
years, enjoys DXing, contesting, and technical aspects of our hobby.
This will be his first DXpedition.
Cape Verde, D4. Operators Jose/EA1ACP, Charly/EA1DVY,
Gen/EA5HPX, Francisco/EA7FTR, Humberto/CX3AN, Gustavo/CX2AM, Mario/CX4CR
and David/EB7DX will be active as D4D from Boa Vista, Cape Verde,
between October 17-24th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using
CW, SSB, and RTTY. It will not be a 24-HRs fully operation, but
they will try their best. Support off-island person is Jose, EB5BBM.
QSL via EB7DX.
Micronesia, V6. Operators Yuji/JH2BNL (V6AAA) and Minekazu/JA2NQG
(V6WW) will be active from Pohnpei Island between October 25-29th.
Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters, using CW, SSB, and
RTTY with 500 watts. They will take part in the CWWW DX SSB Contest
during the final several hours of the contest. QSL via their home
Willis Isl., VK9W. An international team will activate an
amateur radio DXpedition station VK9WA from Willis Isles between
November 14-23rd. They announced this past week on their Web page
http://vk9wa.com the following: "Our eight man team
vk9wa.com/team is now complete. Fund-raising and planning
continue. We're grateful for significant sponsorships by INDEXA
www.indexa.org and the German DX Foundation www.gdxf.de. We're happy to announce a partnership with Tangaroa
Blue Foundation www.tangaroablue.org and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative www.tangaroablue.org, in conjunction with Parks Australia and the Department
of the Environment, to conduct an island cleanup and debris inventory
of Middle Cay. This cleanup and our ecology and animal reports will
provide valuable data and help protect the many sensitive and threatened
species of Willis Island."
& South Georgia Island.
Update. Excerpt. Paul, N6PSE, sent out the following press release
on July 15th: The Intrepid DX Group is pleased to announce that
all of our plans are moving forward very well. We are testing and
re-testing our gear one last time before it goes into a container
next week and makes its voyage to meet the RV Braveheart in New
Romania, YO. Mek, SP7VC www.sp7vc.pl will be active from many grid squares in Romania
in 4m and 6m as YO/SP7VC/P with this schedule:
Greece, SV. Mek, SP7VC www.sp7vc.pl will be active from many grid squares in Greece in 4m
and 6m as SV/SP7VC with this schedule:
Yoshihisa, JO1LVZ, will
once again be active from Chichijima Island, but as JO1LVZ/JD1 between
August 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and the
Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
Luxemburg, LX. A QSP from Maurice F5NQL says; After a
lot of kind contacts since the French HamExpo 2014, in Tours, and
especially with some OM and YL in Luxembouurg, let me introduce
with a great pleasure the LX9YL Project.
Ireland, EI. For Perseids 2015 the EI9E team will travel
to Achill Island in Co. Mayo and operate from IO43XW square from
9-13th August. "We will try to reconnoitre a site in nearby
IO44 which we may activate if successful. Although we will be portable
we will use the callsign EI9E." QRV on 50-70-144 MHz TR-MS.
QSL via the IRTS Bureau www.irts.ie/cgi/qsl.cgi
Monaco, 3A. Aurelio, IZ8EGM will be active from the
Principality of Monaco (Loc. JN33RR) as 3A/IZ8EGM from 7-15 August
2015. Setup ICOM 706, Antenna (car) Atas 120, 40-6 meters. QSL via
home call, bureau preferred.
Seychelles, S7. Giovanni "John", IZ2DPX, will
be active possibly as S79DPX (pending) from the Seychelles between
August 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters and all modes.
QSL via his home callsign. For more details and update, see http://iz2dpx.jimdo.com
Contest, Open / WW.
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. The St. Paul Island
DXpedition scheduled for July 2016 has added another new member/operator
to the team - Bill K5DHY. Bill is an avid DX'er, and officer
of the LSDXA. The team thanks all who completed the survey on their
website. Needs were clearly made for 6m and RTTY. They will plan
to have a RTTY mode running most of the time; for sure they will
keep an eye on 6m. Visit their Web site often for details as they
develop at http://www.CY9dxpedition.com (August 19 th. to 29 th.)
Micronesia, V6. Lance W7GJ, writes; Hello 6m DXers! This
year's dedicated 6m EME DXpedition will be from V6M in PK90va, August
26-September 3, 2015, in celebration of my 50 years of VHF DXing.
I hope to surpass my record from last July's DXpedition to KH8,
where I completed with 68 stations on 6m EME. Anyway, you know
that you can count on me to be making a dedicated effort to work
as many serious 6m operators as possible! I will not have any
internet or email communications from V6, but I have published a
planned operating schedule on my web page. Full details
are here: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Micronesia2015.htm
Alabania, ZA. Alfredo, IK7JWX reports that a group license
(ZA0I) was received for an upcoming DXpedition to Sazan Island Loc.
JN90PM. Dates of activity are 2-9 September, 2015. QSL via IK7JWX.
Keep an eye on ZA0I at QRZ.com for updates, info.
Palau, T8. Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW, will once again active
as T88KH from the "West Plaza Hotel by the Sea" (WW Loc.
PJ77FI) on Koror Island between September 12-16th. Activity will
be on 80-6 meters, including the 17/12m and mostly on the High Band
on SSB using 500w on HF and 100w on 6m. His antennas are: 80m Vertical,
40/30m DP, 20/15/10m 3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and
6m 5 element Beam. QSL via BM2JCC, by the Bureau or direct.
Wake Isl., KH9. Update. Mike, AG6IP, is in the planning
stages for a DXpedition to Wake Island in September 2015 for 2 weeks.
He states [edited], "I plan to be there sometime in early September
to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Battle of Wake
along with a group of World War II vets. I have reserved a special
callsign K6W from September 4-19th, 2015. I am seeking monetary
donations and sponsors that would like to help to put Wake Island
back on the air in 2015. I will be operating 80-6 meters using Digital(PSK,
RTTY and JT65) and SSB. Donations will off set a small portion of
my out-of-pocket equipment shipping, transportation, lodging, operating
and postage expenses while there. Wake Island is currently #46 on
DXCC most wanted in ClubLog and currently restricted to the public.
There are no commercial flights in to the island. I have also operated
out of ZC4 land UK bases in Cyprus twice in 2007 and 2014 as ZC4MIS.
Please share link to other amateur radio operators around the world.
Thanks..... Mike." For more details and updates, watch:
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.
VK0C. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ has
announced he will be active from the The Bird's Nest holiday apartment,
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands between 19-25 September, 2015.
QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via bureau or direct. LoTW possibly
Volker, DL1ZB, will once
again be active as SV5/DL1ZB from Kos Island between August 12th
and September 29th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using SSB, RTTY,
SSTV and PSK63. QSL via DL1ZB, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
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.
Tuvalu, T2. Operators Stan/LZ1GC (C21GC, 3D2GC) and
Lubo/OM5ZW will be active as T2GC from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel in
Funafuti between September 24th and October 14th. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggest frequencies are:
Seychelles, S7. A group of Polish operators (Polish DXpedition)
will be active as S79SP from Mahe Island between October 3-18th.
Operators mentioned are Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Jan/SP2EBP, YL Gala/SP2GKS,
Jan/SP3CYY, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Kris/SP6JIU and Roman/SP9FOW. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SP6FXY,
ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL or LoTW. For more details and updates, watch
(still under construction) http://www.s79sp.dxing.pl
St. Helena, ZD7. Oliver, W6NV, will be active as ZD7N from
Helena Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th).
Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands and 6 meters.
QSL via W6NV.
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
St. Martin, FS. If you missed John's, K9EL, activity this
June, he will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW
Loc. FK88) between October 21-28th. Activity will probably be on
80-6 meters 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
V7. Update. Members of
the T30D DXpedition (2014) have decided to go to Majuro, Marshall
Islands, between October 13-28th, 2015. The team includes Werner/DJ9KH,
Heye/DJ9RR, Rudolf/DK3CG, Joe/DK5WL, Günter/DL2AWG, Bert/DL2RNS,
Georg/DL4SVA, Hans/DL6JGN, Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Sid/DM2AYO
and Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader). The team will use the callsign V73D.
They will make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6
meters. They plan for 4x 500-watts-stations to operate 24/7. Rolf,
DL7VEE, states, "Hopefully we have enough place for all planned
antennas." There is now a Web page available at http://v73d.mydx.de
V7. Rolf, DL7VEE, T30 Team
Leader, reports [edited]: "After the T30D in 2014, our group
has decided to go to Majuro, Marshall Islands, in October 13-28th,
2015. The team includes Bert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Rudolf/DK3CG,
Sid/DM2AYO, Günter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/ DJ9RR, Joe/DK5WL,
Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ and Rolf/DL7VEE. We should get our license
at arrival. The callsign V73D is promised. All flights are booked
and accommodation is reserved. Our 11 team members and the technical
equipment are well prepared to start another DXpedition. We will
make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6 meters.
More information and a website will be available soon ... 73 Rolf
DL7VEE, Team Leader"
November or later.
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.
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.
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.
KH5. Update. 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.
KH5. (Press Release #1,
April 18th)[edited]. Craig/K9CT) and Lou/N2TU are proud to announce
a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra (KH5) ranks in the top ten
on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe. After many months of negotiations
with US Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy, the Palmyra
Island DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate
Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll during January 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/
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/
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.