The Contest´s of the summer 2016.
UKSMG Summer Contest
The 50MHz Open
Sao Tome, S9. Operators Josep/EA3BT and YL Nuria/EA3WL
will be active as S9BT and S9WL, respectively, from Ilhèu
das Rolas, Sao Tome, between September 26th and October 1st. Activity
will be on 40-6 meters using mainly SSB, with some CW and RTTY.
Equipment is an IC-7300 with an amp into EAxbeam (6-20 m) and wire
dipole (40m). QSL via EA3BT.
Haiti, HH. A QSP from Chris W3CMP says; The Radio
Club D’Haïti has been authorized to use a special callsign of
4V1G to commemorate the Independence of Haïti which was signed by the three Generals
Jean Jacques Dessalines, Alexandre Pétion and Henri Christophe
on January 1, 1804. The special event will continue until 30 August
2016. The radio club will be joined for one week from June 20-27
by visiting amateurs K3TUF, W3CMP, KB3SSZ and N3BNA. The guest operators
will be on all bands, but plan to concentrate on 4m and 6m, and
will be operating in their free time while working on a 300 foot
tower project. QSL via W3HNK.
WSJT. Joe Taylor, K1JT, will be named Amateur
of the Year at this year's Hamvention at Dayton. Joe received the
Nobel Prize for Physics in 1993 for the discovery of PSR 1913+16,
a pulsar. Taylor obtained his first ham license in 1954 with the
call KN2ITP. Following his retirement, he developed weak signal
encoding software and transmission modes such as JT65, WSJT, and
VK9N. Norfolk Island is
going to host the WIA Annual General Meeting 2016 from May 27 to
29. In addition to VK9NT and VK9PAS, WIA will also activate the
special event station VI9ANZAC, and VK9WI (from the 24th on). http://www.wia.org.au/joinwia/wia/2016agm/
Martinique, FM. Gerd, DL7VOG, will once again be active
as FM/DL7VOG from Martinique between May 6th and June 6th.
Easter isl., CE0. Jeff, K5WE will be active as XR0YS from
Easter Island from 25 May to 8 June, including an entry in the CQ
WW WPX CW Contest. He will operate mainly CW with some RTTY on 80-6
metres, with a focus on the low bands. Activity on 160m will depend
on room for an antenna. QSL via K5WE and LoTW, logsearch and OQRS
on Club Log.
Greece, SV. SM4KYN, Anders will be on in Kalamata
(loc. KM16BW), Greece as SV3/SM4KYN during the period May 21th to
June 10th and will be active on 4m and 6m band. He will use a 5el
LFA on 4 and 6. Planing for QRO on both bands. Essentially random
ES, CW and SSB. May be he will stay a bit longer until June 17th.
Pacific tour, V7,
V6 & T8. Bert, CX3AN,
will activate three islands in the Pacific during the month of June.
His tentative schedule is as follows:
St. Martin, FS. Update. John, K9EL, will once again be
active as FS/K9EL from Orient Bay, St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between
June 5-23rd. 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.
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) will be announced in real time via Twitter
V6. Operators Sho/JA7HMZ
and Masahiko/JA7EPO, who were expected to be active as V63DX and
V63IX, have canceled their operation. No reason given.
Contest, Open / WW.
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.
Guinea, 3X. Michael/PA5M will be active during the
next two months as 3XY5M on HF and 6m. QSL via PA5M, ClubLog OQRS.
Estonia, ES. DG1BHA, DH5FS, DL5CW, and DL3BQA are planning
an activation of Saaremaa-Island for June with a focus on 6m, 4m,
and 2m, but also HF, from a number of WWFF references on the island.
They plan to use ES0UG and CEPT-calls. On their way to and from
the island the group wants to activate squares such as KO14 and
KO28, as well as WWFF references. After leaving the island the operators
are going to participate in the IARU 6m contest as LY2AAM. http://www.baltic2016.blogspot.de/
KH8. KC0W's "Worldwide
DXpedition" is expected to start on 12 April from Tutuila,
American Samoa. Look for KH8/KC0W to operate CW only on 160-6 metres;
he will run 500 watts to vertical antennas over salt water. "I
will start off by operating from a beach the east side of the island",
Tom says. "Signals to EU/JA/VK will probably be attenuated
due to the tall mountains running down the center of KH8. After
a month or two I will then relocate to another beach on the west
side of the island specifically for EU/JA/VK". Length of stay
is not known, as he announced that "the determining factor
will be when the pileups die down". Refrain from working him
twice on the same band, as "any station trying to dupe QSO
me will have all past QSOs deleted & will be blacklisted".
QSL via KC0W, direct only ("all QSL cards sent to my PO Box
while I'm on this DXpedition will be answered by an assistant").
He will not use LoTW.
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.
Mauritius, 3B8. M0RCX will be active as 3B8/M0RCX from June
15 to July 14, 2016. He will transmit from 40 to 6m, using 100w,
in SSB RTTY JT65 PSK31. QSL via EB7DX and via eQSL.
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 June 14th and July 15th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the
IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 9-10th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier.
Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted
S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. ALL QSLs go
to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
August and later.
Palau, T8. Lance W7GJ is going on a Pacific expedition
where he is visiting Palau and Micronesia. He will be QRV with a
single Yagi and a 1K2 amplifier. He will be QRV as T8GJ in PJ77HQ
from August 18 to August 25, 2016. Full details on my web site:
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9C. (Press Release/update).
Randy, N0TG, sent out the following CY9C August DXpedition update
on May 10th [edited]: Additional operators have been added to the
DXpedition team and assigned to the North-east Point site. This
brings the total number of operators to 11. Joining the team are
the following: Lee/WW2DX, who will include 2 Meter EME, Satellite,
and 6 meters to the DXpedition operation. RTTY from this site will
be provided by Pat/N2IEN, and Ray/W2RE will be adding to the SSB
operation. This completes the staffing for 11 operators total. The
Northeast Site with 5 operators assigned and Atlantic Cove 6 operators.
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9C. Update. August 19-29th.
Randy, N0TG, reports the following on April 16th: As was reported
previously, we will have two separate sites...separated approximately
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9C. Update. The following
update was posted on the CY9C Web page on April 5th [edited]: We
have decided to setup "two" sites. One will be on the
Northeast point, a separate island where the lighthouse is located;
the second site is the more traditional site for DXpeditions known
as Atlantic Cove. The distance between sites will maximize the ability
to operate two stations simultaneously on the same band.
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 is going on a Pacific expedition
where he is visiting Palau and Micronesia. He will be QRV with a
single Yagi and a 1K2 amplifier. He will be QRV as V6M in PK90VA
from August 29 to September 3, 2016. Full details on my web site:
Jan Mayen, JW. Update. Svein, LA9JKA, will once again
be active as JX9JKA from Jan Mayen Island starting April 12th and
will be there for at least 6 months (October 4th). Activity will
be limited to his spare-time on the HF bands (usually 160-4 meters),
using SSB and the Digital modes. Svein mentions this time he will
be active first on lowbands: 160/80/60/40/30 meters. He will later
focus on the higher bands: 20-10 meters. The summer months will
be specially focused on 6m and 4m Digital and SSB modes. QSL via
his home callsign direct only. Also see QRZ.com (under JX9JKA).
& 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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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: