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 the summer 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 Summer Marathon Event
The Summer Marathon runs between the first Saturday of May (02 May 2015 at 00:00 UT) and the first Sunday of August (02 Aug 2015 ending at 23:59 UT) on the Six Metre band. Further information can be found on the UKSMG Summer Marathon page, and the full rules are available on the UKSMG Summer Marathon Rules page.

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 -

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 -

San Felix, C0. 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

Pacific & Asian tour. Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World". Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp (500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all major CW contests. He posted this past week on QRZ.com some of the days of his upcomig operations. His tentative schedule is as follows:
Tuvalu (T2)                          July 19th-August 18th
Vanuatu (YJ)                        August 20th-September 21st
Western Kiribati (T30COW)      September 24th-October 24th
Solomon Islands                    October 25th-November 26th
Returns to Samoa (5W0COW)  November 27th-???
Tokelau (ZK3)                       ???
Temotu Province (H40)           Depends on Tokelau
Bangladesh (S2)                    Exact dates unknown.
Nepal (9N)                           Exact dates unknown.
Bhutan (A5)                         Exact dates unknown.
QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details and updates.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1272 12 Jul. 2016 -

DX / Activity calendar - by expiration date.






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Ukrainian 25 years of independence



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DX information - by expiration date.

October or later.

Temotu province & Solomon Isl., H40 & H44. Stan, LZ1GC, will be active from Temotu Province as H40GC and the Solomon Islands as H44GC between September 24th and October 21st. Stan will now be joined by Emil, DL8JJ (LZ2EN), from Honiara, Guadalcanal Island as H44GC between September 24th and October 3rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on the low bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1822.5, 3502, 5371.5, 7024, 10116, 14010, 18070, 21015, 24895 and 28010 kHz [Listening 1-5 up]
 SSB  - 1850, 3790, 5403.5, 7164, 14170, 18135, 21265, 24940, 28470 kHz [Listening 5-15 up]
 RTTY - 1838, 3585, 7038, 10138, 14088, 18098, 21088 and 28088 kHz [Listening 1-5 up]
  6m  - 50100 kHz
Stan will then travel to Lata, Nendo Island, in the Temotu Province, and be active as H40GC between October 4-17th. He will return to operate again as H44GC from Guadalcanal Island between October 18-21st. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS (the preferred method). For more details and possible updates, see
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1264 2 May 2016 - 21 Oct. 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 25 th. 17 - 21 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
25 Oct. 2016


Guinea-Bissau, J5. Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT and Mac/JA3USA will be active from Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea Bissau, sometime mid-November. Callsign(s) has not been announced yet. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
 SSB  - 3750, 7090, 14260, 18155, 21310, 24970 and 28480 kHz
 RTTY - 21083 kHz
  6m  - 50102/CW and 50123/SSB
QSL via I2YSB direct only. QSLs for direct, LoTW and by the Bureau will be available via the OQRS on their Web page. Logs will be posted to LoTW about 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Look for more details, updates and a "Needs Survey" at
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1266 15 May 2016 - Mid November 2016

Senegal, 6V. A team of Italian operators will be active as 6V1IS (license has been received) from Senegal, between November 7-19th (not 6-16th). They will also make side trip between this time from Ngor and Gorée Islands and be active as 6V1IS/p. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition for donations to the association "Save the Children - Senegal"; they are searching/looking for sponsors and contributions. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12/6 bands, using CW, SSB, PSK31/63/125, RTTY, and "maybe" SSTV on 14230 kHz.
In addition, they will participate in contests using PSK, RTTY and CW. Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/I8LWL (Logistic), Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Christian/IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, and Michele/IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or the OQRS on ClubLog. For donations, Poste Pay Card (Visa Electron) 4023600649350826 Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza, 4/D -73100 Lecce (Italia) C.F.: DNS LRD 46B19 506T
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1272 12 Jul. 2016 - 17 Nov. 2016

Haiti, HH. James, VA3MPG, is active as HH2/VA3MPG from Port-au-Prince, Island of Hispaniola, until November 17th, 2016. Activity will be limited, but he will operate on  HF, VHF and UHF. QSL via VE3NLS. For more details, see QRZ.com.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1259 25 Mar. 2016 - 17 Nov. 2016

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.

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.

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

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.