South Cook Isl.,
E5. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ
(E51ARJ), Jusei/JA3IVU (E51IVU), Tsuguya/JA3UJR (E51UJR), Noriaki/JF3HPN
(E51SSS), Kumio/JH3LSS (E51LSS), Masumi/JA3AVO (E51AVO) and YL Hiroko/JH3PBL
(E51PBL) will be active as E51J (Group callsign) from the Kii Kii
Motel on Rarotonga Islands between January 12-21st (2016). Activity
will be on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m) using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL E51J and E51AVO via JA3AVO. QSL all other callsigns via
their home callsigns. For more details and updates, watch: http://www.nakade.jp/e5.htm.
V7. Update. After their
T30D DXpedition to Tarawa in 2014, a German team is prepared for
another DXpedition. The destination will be to the Republic of the
Marshall Islands. They state, "It was a long and complicated
paperwork with countless emails, but we have now all the confirmations.
In the last years there were only a few single OP DXpeditions on
these islands, and V73NS is active on CW from 40m and up. So we
know about the special needs on the lower bands and on SSB and RTTY
modes." The German team will be active as V73D from Majuro
Island between October 13-28th. The following 12 operators are highly
experienced by various contests and DXpeditions: Rolf/DL7VEE (Initiator
and team leader), Werner/DJ9KH, Heye/DJ9RR, Rudolf/DK3CG, Joe/DK5WL,
Guenter/DL2AWG, Norbert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Hans/DL6JGN, Franz/DL9GFB,
Wolf/DM2AUJ and Sid/DM2AYO. They will have 4 500-watts-stations
simultaneously on the air 24/7, on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
9M2. 9M10CSB celebrates
the 10th anniversary of the Scout Amateur Radio Club Owerri (OFT)
on the air until October 31. QRV on 80-6m on SSB, CW, and digital
modes. QSL via 9W2VVH (d).
Corsica Isl., TK. Chirsi will be active as TK/PA2CHR from
Corsica Is, from Sep. 3th to Sep. 4th. He will operate on 2 and
6m respectively from JN43 and JN42 grid square. Activities will
be on 2m and 6m mostly in MS.
Ferado de Noronha,
PY0F. Leo, PP1CZ, will
once again be active as PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha between
August 26-31st. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters with
some tries on 6 meters (if he has propagation on this band) and
using CW, RTTY and some SSB. QSL him direct, by the Bureau (Slow),
LoTW or OQRS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Check out the pictures of his 2013/2014 operations on QRZ.com.
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
Vanuatu, YJ. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as YJ0NH
from the Benjor Beach Resort (Club), Port Vila, between September
3-7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (except 15m) using CW and
SSB. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). For more
details and updates, watch http://pandasan.jimdo.com
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.
Contest, Open / WW.
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
Tanzania, 5H. Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will be active from
Zinga, Tanzania, between September 4-28th. His promised callsign
is 5H3DX and activity will be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga.
Operations will be holiday style. Power output will be the legal
limit for Tanzania at 100w and the primary antenna should be a Hexbeam
configured for 20-6 meters, including the WARC bands. Operations
will be primarily CW. He states that he will use a simple wire antenna
and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. QSL via EA7FTR, LoTW and eQSL.
V7. A group of JA operators
will be active from Majuro Island between September 24-28th. Operators
are YL Mami/JP3AYQ (V73YL) and her husband Sanny/JJ3CIG (V73H),
Team Leader Takio/JH3QFL (V73A), Co-Leader Keizo "Kay"/JH3AZC
(V7EME) and Hiro/JR3GWZ (V73GW). Activity will be on the HF bands,
6 meters, satellite, EME, CW, SSB and RTTY. Radios are a FT857 and
FT847. Their antennas will be a homebrew 3 element full size beam
(3 bands) and a SpiderBeam antenna (5 band). They will also have
a Elecraft 500w amp to use. QSL all operators via their home callsigns.
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. 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.
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
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.
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"
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
November or later.
Palau, T8. JA operators Koh/JA4BXL (T88ZE), Kad/JA4BDY
(T88KK) and Tom/JA4BVU (T88SH) will be active from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between October 30th and
November 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns. For more details about the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014
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 October 6th and November 6th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) 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;
and newly added, 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.
St. Lucia. J6. Operators Bill/AA4OC, Frank/KB7NJV, Russ/N7QR,
Dave/N7DWL, and Mac/WT4BT will be active as J6/homecall along with
Joe/N7BF (J68KF) from St. Lucia between November 7-14th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80/6 meters) using all modes.
Their operations will be from a villa and from various beaches and
hilltops. QSL via LoTW or via their home callsigns.
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."
Seychelles, S7. Operators Christian/EA3NT, Dave/EI9FBB,
Col/MM0NDX, Ronald/PA3EWP, Jacek/SP5APW and Craig/VK5CE will for
the first time ever activate Coetivy Island in the Seychelles between
November 15-23rd. According to their press release [edited]: Situated
300km south of Mahe - Seychelles, access is only possible by private
airplane charter, using the short 550 meter airstrip.
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.
Nicaragua, YN. Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active
as YN2CC from Granada, Nicaragua, between November 25th and December
2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also,
Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or direct and by the Bureau to his home callsign.
Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home and QSLs can
be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
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.
Palau, T8. JA operators Mike/JA6EGL (T88SM), Hirotaka/JA6KYU
(T88HS) and Yasuo/JA6UBY (T88RR) will be active from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between January 7-14th (2016).
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
their home callsigns.
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.
& South Georgia Island.
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 Zealand.
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/
Juan de Nova, FT/J. Maurice, F5NQL, writes; Information
from the Juan da Nova 2016 team. August 14th Press Release.
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.