VP8. (LU/Z) The Radio Club
Argentino (RCA), IARU National MS, are pleased to announces that
it will be active from Carlini Base, King George Island, South Shetland
Island. Operation is scheduled between February 15th to early March.
Operators Marcelo, LU1AET and Carlos, LU1BCE will put on the air
the callsign LU1ZI. Activity is planned to have two stations on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
Guantanamo, KG4. Update. KG4BP (K5VIP), KG4EU (W4TVG),
KG4HF (W6HGF), KG4HP (KK4PHP) and KG4WV (W4WV) will be active from
Guantanamo Bay between 19 February and 4 March. Activity will
be on 160-6 metres SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY. There are also plans
to operate from the windward Point Lighthouse over the two weekends.
QSL via operator'sinstructions.
Sri Lanka, 4S. A German team will be active as 4S7GWG
and 4S7RTG from Amal Villa, Bentota, Sri Lanka (NJ06AJ), in the
southwest part of the island between March 2-18th. Operators mentioned
are YL Heidi/ DK1MA, Sid/DM2AYO, Rolf/DL7VEE, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Werner/DJ9KH,
Georg/DL4SVA, Norbert/DL2RNS, Guenter/DL2AWG, Klaus/DK1AX and Juergen/DL3HRH.
Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY with two stations on the air. Equipment will be 2x K3, KPA
500 and Expert 1k3.
JD1. Take, JG8NQJ, will
once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami
Torishima group between mid-March until mid-May. He is usually there
to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited
to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 20/15/12/10/6
meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY, by the Bureau or direct to: Susumu 'Sin'
Sanada, 5-17, 5-4, Shin-Ei, Toyohira, Sapporo 004,
Ogasawara, JD1. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will once again (5th
time) be active as JD1BOW from Chichijima Island between February
13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and the Digital
modes. His main purpose is to operate 160m CW and Digital Modes
(RTTY, PSK31) on 40m or 15m. It is his first time to operate on
RTTY for this operation (he now has confidence). Equipment will
be a a TS-480HX (200w on HF, 100w on 6m) into a Micro-vertical or
Long-wire for 1.9 MHz. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the
Bureau. Visit his Blog page at http://pandasan.jimdo.com
Ogasawara, JD1. Masaru, JE4SMQ, will once again to be
active as JD1BMT from Chichijima Island, Ogasawara, between February
19-22nd. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31
and JT65. QSL via his home callsign. Also, Hiroyuki, JI3XTZ, will
be active as JI3XTZ/JD1 during the dates and frequencies. QSL via
his home callsign.
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 March 17-21st. Hagen, DL2KUH, will
also join him and will be active as T88KU. 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. Their antennas are: 80m Vertical,
40/30m DP, 20/15/10m 3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and
6m 5 element Beam. QSL T88KH via BM2JCC, by the Bureau or direct.
QSL T88KU via DL2KUH via the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.
Togo, 5V. Update. Wim, ON6DX, will once again be
active as 5V7TH from Agbodrafo, a town in southern Togo, between
February 11-23rd. Wim will arrive in Lomé, the capital of Togo,
on February 9th. He states that this will be a one operator DXpedition.
Activity will take place during his local mornings and evenings
as much as possible. Operation will be on 160-6 meters, including
30/17/12 meters) using CW, SSB and RTTY. Since his announcement,
Wim has received many e-mails asking him to do top bands. He states,
"Due to high demand for 5V7 on the top bands, I am going to
take a 80m vertical and a 160m sloper with me. Only if I can find
enough space to put them up. I will do 80 and 160 as well. CW only."
Suggested frequencies are available on his Web page. For more details
and updates, see http://www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html
Lesotho, 7P. Update/Reminder. Members of F6KOP Amateur
Radio Club will be active as 7P8C from the Maseru District in Lesotho
between February 8-17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY, with 5 stations on the air. QSL via F5GSJ, direct,
by the Bureau, OQRS via F5GSJ. NO eQSL. Web page still has not been
FJ. Gene, N9SW, will once
again be active as FJ/N9SW from St. Barthelemy between January 28th
and February 9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
(possibly 80m) and mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
Lesotho, 7P. Members of F6KOP Amateur Radio Club announced
that they will be active as 7P8C from the Maseru District in Lesotho
between February 8-17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY, with 5 stations on the air. More details will
be forthcoming a well as a Web page.
Greenland, OX. Bo OX3LX writes; I plan to be QRV from
Christian IV Island (Grid GP80KB) again from 11/2 to around 18/2
2016. I will try to be QRV on some of the lowband 80,160 and 60m.
It is not a DXped so I will only be QRV when not at QRL. Best chance
is in the morning around lunch and after dinner (local time utc+2)
In the weekend also during night/morning.
Namibia, V5. Operators Werner/DC8QT, Georg/DD8ZX and
Klaus/DJ9KM will be active as V5/DC8QT, V5/DD8ZX and V5/DJ9KM from
Omaruru, Otjikoko Guestfarm, Namibia, between February 09-18th (2016).
Activity will be holiday style with a focus on 160-10 meters and
if possible on 6m. Operating modes are SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via
their home callsigns.
Togo, 5V. Wim, ON6DX, will once again be active
as 5V7TH from Agbodrafo, a town in southern Togo, between February
10-22nd (approx.). His exact dates have not yet been confirmed.
Wim will arrive in Lomé, the capital of Togo, on February 9th.
He states that this will be a one operator DX-pedition. Activity
will take place during his local mornings and evenings as much as
possible. Operation will be on 40-6 meters, including 30/17/12 meters)
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available on the
Web page. For more details and updates, see http://www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html.
Dominica, J7. Update. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as
J79E (not J7/WJ2O as earlier announced) from Secret Bay between
February 17-23rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, but with a concentration
of CW only on 30/17/12 meters. He will also be in the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 20-21st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via
Dominican, J7. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as J7/WJ2O
from Secret Bay between February 17-23rd. Activity will be on 160-6
meters, but with a concentration of CW only on 30/17/12 meters.
He will also be in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as
a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N2ZN.
Contest, Open / WW.
Tonga, A3. Update. An international group of amateurs
will descend onto Heilala Holiday Lodge, a beach resort from the
Kingdom of Tonga, during the last two weeks of February 2016 (around
February 18-24th. Dates to be finalized later.). The callsign will
be A35T. This trip encompasses the ARRL DX CW Contest (February
20-21st). Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY
(antennas, weather, propagation all permitting). Suggested frequencies
Tonga, A3. An international group of amateurs will
travel to the Kingdom of Tonga for the last two weeks of February
2016 (February 18-24th). This trip encompasses the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 20-21st, 2016) and fits nicely between the announced Palmyra
(KH5) and Heard (VK0H) DXpeditions. They state, "We plan to
try 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY. antennas, weather, propagation
all permitting. Exact dates of operation will be posted closer to
the time." Suggested frequencies are:
Micronesia, V6. Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again be active
as V63DX from Pohnpei Island between February 19-24th. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters, all modes and including the ARRL International
DX CW Contest (February 20-21sth) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry
signing V6A. He will be looking for European stations on 160m before
and after the contest. QSL via his home callsign. No Bureau QSLs.
St. Kitts and Nevis,
V4. David, K1KA, will be
active as V47KA from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, between February 2-25th.
Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands and 6 meters using
CW, SSB, PSK and JT65. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW.
Iceland, TF. Michael, DF8AN, will be active as TF/DF8AN
from Iceland between February 26th and March 1st. He plans to activate
some of the WFF parts of Iceland. Activity will probably be on 160-6
meters using 100 watts with an Alinco DX70 operating CW and SSB.
His second station (usually) will be a FT-817 with 5 watts operating
RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau.
NO eQSL or LoTW.
Guinea, 3XY. Update. Members of the Italian DXpedition
Team will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands WW Loc. IJ39CL
between February 18th and March 4th (2016). Activity will be on
160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their official DXpedition's
Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs & Wants Survey"
form available on it. The results will be used in the planning of
activity on the various bands. However, activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The suggested frequencies were listed
in OPDX.1228. Current list of operators are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO,
Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA, Gino/IK2RZP
and Alfeo/I1HJT. The team is looking for funds (see Web page for
details). QSL via I2YSB direct only. An OQRS will be available on
their Web site.
Guinea, 3XY. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team
will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands (WW Loc. IJ39CL) sometime
in February 2016 (TBA). The official DXpedition's Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs &
Wants Survey" form just added to it. The results will be used
in the planning of activity on the various bands. However, activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their suggested
KG4. Operators Bill/W4WV
and Al/W6HGF will be active as KG4WV and KG4HF, respectively, from
GITMO between February 20th and March 6th. Activity will be on 160-10
meters (possibly 6m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Al is
planning to operate in the ARRL CW Contest (February 20-22nd) and
a RTTY Contest the following week. QSL KG4HF via W6HGF, LoTW or
ClubLog OQRS. NO STAMPS or IRCs. Al will try to upload to LoTW and
OQRS daily. QSL KG4WV via W4WV. NO LoTW. According to "Daily
DX", operators Talley/W4TVG (KG4EU), Ed/KK4PHP (KG4HP) [also
Al's son], and Barry/K5VIP (KG4BP) will be joining them next month.
Guadeloupe, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will be active as
FG/F6ITD, first from Deshaies (Basse-Terre) between Jan. 20 and
Feb. 2, and then from Desirade Island between Feb. 3 and March 8.
QRV on HF (SSB and digital modes), during the weekend and during
contests he will sign TO6D. Jean-Pierre runs 500W, a vertical antenna
and dipoles. He also plans to show up on 6m. QSL via F6ITD (d),
Bahamas, C6. John, KK4OYJ, will once again be active
as C6ATS from mid November until the beginning of March. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using SSB, QRS CW, RTTY, PSK and JT-65. He
has posted a "C6 Bands and Modes Desired" survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLVGNRR As usual, John will be using Twitter https://twitter.com/@itinerantham to indicate what band he is on. If like
last year, John will be using a TS-480HX or K3 with Vertical dipoles
on 17/15/12/10m and maybe 20m. Power will be from a deep-cycle 5035Ah
battery recharged daily. QSL via M0OXO using his OQRS service. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible (usually same day).
For more details and updates, watch John's Web page at https://kk4oyj.wordpress.com
Canary Isl., EA8. After his operation in Turkey, Rieder,
HB9FIH, will be active as EA8/HB9FIH from El Hierro Island (the
smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands) between
December 16th and March 10th (2016). Activity will be 80-10 meters
(possibly 6m) using 100 watts, and mainly on CW, RTTY, PSK and some
SSB. When he operates portable activity will be on 40/30/20 meters
using CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or by the Bureau.
San Andres, HK0. The Polish Team of operators announced
that they would be active as 5J0P from San Luis, San Andres Island,
between March 6-21st. Operators mentioned are Bob/SP2EBG, Jan/SP3CYY,
Jurek/SP3GEM, Janusz/SP6IXF, Roman/SP9FOW, Piotr/SP9RCL, Woj/SP9PT
(Team Leader) and Janusz/SQ2OFS. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
Mayotte, FH. Pat, F2DX, will be active as FH/F2DX from
Mayotte Island (before joining FT4JA Juan De Nova 2016 DXpedition)
between March 18-24th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via
F2DX, LoTW, OQRS, direct or by the Bureau.
Morocco, CN. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as CN2AY from
Marrakech between March 25-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using mainly CW. He will be testing various antennas to use on his
9M0S operation and looking for real reports. QSL via DF8AN, direct
or by the Bureau. No eQSL and NO LoTW.
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/
Mauritius, 3B8. Paul, G8AFC is QRV as 3B8/G8AFC from the
seal on the north coast of the island in Pereybere until April 6,
2016. He is active on 20, 10 and 6 meters using SSB between 0900
and 1200z. QSL direct to home call.
Juan de Nova, FT/J. Update. FT4JA will be on the air from
March 29th to April 11th, 2016. These dates include the unloading
and loading phases.
Juan de Nova, FT. Update. Hi friends, FT4JA is your expedition!
By supporting the Juan de Nova 2016 project you become in some ways
a team member and as such it seems essential to us to share with
you the preparation for the operation.
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/
Juan de Nova, FT/J. Maurice, F5NQL, writes; Information
from the Juan da Nova 2016 team. August 14th Press Release.
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 March 14th and April 12th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl.60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment
is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include:
31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; 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.
Salomon Isl., H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active
as H44MS on a DX vacation to Honiara, Solomon Islands, between January
19th and April 14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m)
SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
Palau, T8. Mike, JA6EGL, will once again be active
as T88SM from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island
between April 13-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via home callsign.
Spratly, 9M0. Michael, DF8AN, will be active as 9M0S
from Layang Layang Island between April 19-29th. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using mainly CW. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the
Bureau. No eQSL and NO LoTW.
May or later.
St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active
as FS/K9EL from Orient Bay, St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between June
2-21st. Activity will probably be 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)
FJ. Early Announcement.
Operators Dave/W9DR and Tom/W9AEB will be active as FJ/W9DR and
FJ/W9AEB from Saint Barthelemy Island between June 17-29th (2016).
Look for W9DR as FJ/W9DR on 6 meters only 50.115 MHz, CW/SSB with
a 6m Beacon 50.115.7 MHz. Look for W9AEB as FJ/W9AEB on 40-10 meters
CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
Bahamas, C6. Pete, VE3IKV, will once again be active
as C6AUX from the Baycaner Beach Resort at Pirate's Well on Mayaguana
Island in the far southern Bahamas Islands (Grid FL32) between June
23rd and July 8th. Activity will be on 6 meters (possibly some HF)
using CW and SSB. This will be the same set-up as at TF/VE3IKV using
100w and a 8 element yagi. QSL direct via VE3IKV direct.
Palau, T8. Lance, W7GJ, will be active from Palau,
mostly in 6m EME, from Aug. 18 to 26. Proposal operating schedule
is on line on www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/T8%20Schedule.xls
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. Update. The St. Paul
Island DXpedition scheduled for August 19-29th, will have 9 operators:
Murray/WA4DAN (Co-Leader), Randy/N0TG (Co-Leader), Will/AA4NC, Jay/K4ZLE,
Bill/K5DHY, Wayne/K8LEE, John/N8AA, Aaron/VA1AXC and Phil/VA3QR.
Activity and setup will be: Elecraft Transceivers and 500 Watt Amps.
Operations on 160-6m, SSB, CW, and RTTY. Beams, Battlecreek Special
(160), dedicated station for RTTY, and closely monitoring 12/10/6
meters for open band condx. Randy updated OPDX on January 15th:
The official documentation granting permission for St. Paul operations
has been issued. As always for DXpeditions, many
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. The following update
was posted on the CY9C Web page on November 9th [edited]: As 2016
quickly approaches, focus on DXpedition planning details intensifies.
All is going very well as we continue to develop the operating plan,
site plan, and plans for getting equipment and personnel onto the
island. We thank the many that have responded to the "NEED"
survey on the website. See the following at http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/need-survey.html
Jan Mayen, JX. Svein, LA9JKA, will once again be active
as JX9JKA from Jan Mayen Island starting sometime in April and will
be there for at least 6 months. Activity will be limited to his
spare-time on the HF bands (usually 160-4 meters), using SSB and
the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
Micronesia, V6. Lance, W7GJ, will be AGAIN active from
Micronesia (probabily using his the call V6M used last year in a
similar dxpedition) from Aug. 19th to Sep. 3th, for tryng some 6m
EME qso, More info for a proposal operating schedule on www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/V6M%20Schedule.xls
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/
2017 or later.
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
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.
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
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: