CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information.
MMXIV. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
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DX information - Stop press, news of the latest 7 days.

St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin WW Loc. FK88 between November 20th and December 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80-160m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest. This will be a holiday trip with only a minimal effort for the CQWW DX CW Contest. Usually there are daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign. John states, "This year I am planning a Twitter experiment and will tweet my operating frequency/mode at the beginning of my daily activity and also each time when I change bands, change modes, QRT for meals, beach, etc. Those interested in following my operating activities during my trip, can follow me at https://twitter.com/FSK9EL
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1177 25 Aug. 2014 - 2 Dec. 2014

Greece, SV. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island (QRA KN20HS), as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between September 12-22nd. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on 80/40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1177 25 Aug. 2014 - 22 Oct. 2014

Venezuela, YV. The Grupo DX Caracas announces an activation of Tortuga Island for August 26 to 31. QRV as YW5D on 160-2m in CW, FM, SSB, and digital modes. The last activity from there was in 1999. QSL via DM4TI (d/B), OQRS. http://qrz.com/db/yw5d
DXNL 1898
20 Aug. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2014

Mariana, KH0. Between 8-21 October 2014 look for W1AW/KH0 to be active from Tinian Island, Northern Mariana Islands, as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations. Team members include Kit JA1NVF, Hiromi JA4DND, Ruu JA7MSQ, Yutaka JF1LZQ, Zorro JH1AJT, Seiji JH6RTO, Miho JJ2VLY, Ed KH2L and Jun WH0V. QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W1AW or LotW.
Sixitalia Weekly
20 Aug. 2014 - 21 Oct. 2014

Andaman and Nicobar, VU4. Krish, W4VKU, will be leading a team of 10 operators to the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands in the month of November. The callsign for both activations will be VU4KV. Initially, a short duration of activity will be carried out from Campbell Bay in the Great Nicobar by few of the team members. This will be followed by a larger activation from Neil Island in the Andamans for at least 10 days. The exact dates will be published once the logistics are in place. Operators mentioned are Krish W4VKU (VU2VKU), Prasad VU2PTT, Pai VU2PAI, Nandu VU2NKS, Kumar VU2BGS, Chetan VU3DMP, Deepak VU2CDP, Sangeeth A45WH (VU2WH), Kiran VU3KPL and Aravind VU2ABS. The tentative plans and schedule are as follows:
 * Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island - Operation between November 3-13th, and is dependent on boat schedules published only a week ahead of departure. The team will be Krish W4VKU (VU2VKU), Pai VU2PAI, and Chetz VU3DMP. Activity will be focused on limited bands for CW/SSB with QRO and gain antennas. They will have two stations on the air:
Radios: 1x Elecraft K3, 1x Kenwood TS 480, 5 band Hexbeam, vertical for 40/30m 2x Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers
 * Neil Island, Andaman - This will be a bigger operation with 5 QRO stations and 10 operators possibly between November 15-30th.
The five stations (4x HF, 1x 6m) will be made-up of Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS-590 and Kenwood TS-480, with 3x Elecraft KPA-500 and 2x Acom 1000 amps. Antennas: Phased Vertical arrays for 160/80/40/30m + separate RX antennas, Mix of directional antennas and verticals for 20-10m and a 5 element Yagi for 6m.
The team is looking for sponsors/funds for both operations (PayPal available). QSL via W4VKU. An OQRS will be available in December. For more details and updates, see the Web page at: 
http://www.vu4kv.info
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1176
20 Aug. 2014 - 30 Nov. 2014

Dominica, J7. Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Kazik/SP6AXW will be active as J79L and J79*(still pending), respectively, close to the village of Calibishie WW. Loc. FK95HO between October 19-26th. Their main goal is to participate in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as two Single-Op/Single-Band stations (one on 40m and the other on a higher band) and to work as many stations as possible from Asia before the contest. Outside of the contest, activity will be on 80-6 meters. QSL J79L via SP9FIH. QSL route for Kazik is pending at this time. For more details and updates, see http://www.j7.dxpeditions.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1176
20 Aug. 2014 - 26 Oct. 2014

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 September 29th and November 12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl.60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) 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.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1176
20 Aug. 2014 - 12 Nov. 2014

Niue, E6. Maurice, ZL2MF (aka G3ZXD), will be active as E6MF from Niue between September 2-9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters, but mainly on 20 and 6 meters SSB. Look for him in the All Asian DX SSB Contest (September 6-7th). QSL via ZL2MF, direct or by the Bureau.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1176
20 Aug. 2014 - 9 Sep. 2014

Cape Verde, D4. Fran, EA7FTR, will be active as D44KS from Boa Vista between September 5th and October 10th. Activity will be limited to his spare time (job commitments) on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1176
20 Aug. 2014 - 10 Oct. 2014

Nicaragua, YN. Mike, AJ9C has been going to Granada (WW Loc. EK71au, Nicaragua, for the past few years around CQWW CW time. This year he plans a return (as YN2CC) between 25 November and 3 December 2014. Before/after the contest, he will be active on CW/SSB/RTTY on 160-6m (check ON4KST chat for 6m skeds). QSL is direct to AJ9C, LotW and Bureau. QSL requests can be made via Clublog also.
Sixitalia Weekly
20 Aug. 2014 - 3 Dec. 2014


DX / Activity calendar. - Sorted by expiration date

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

Aug. 26 th.

Aug 31 st.

YW5D

 

Int. team

DM4TI

OQRS

Aug. 26 th.

Sep. 2 nd.

KH0/OZ0J

 

OZ0J

OZ0J

OQRS on Clublog.org

Sep. 1 st.

Sep. 3 rd.

A25GF

KH22OD

ZS6AYU

ZS6AYU

 

Sep. 2 nd.

Sep. 9 th.

T8...

 

OZ0J

OZ0J

OQRS on Clublog.org

Sep. 2 nd.

Sep. 9 th.

E6MF

 

ZL2MF

ZL2MF

 

ongoing

Sep. 15 th.

T6DD

 

4O4A

4O4A

LoTW and ClubLog 

Sep. 11 th.

Sep. 16 th.

ZL7X

 

JA team

 

ClubLog and eQSL

Sep. 12 th.

Sep. 26 th.

3D2AG/P

 

3D2AG

3D2AG 

 

Sep. 5 th.

Oct. 10 th.

D44KS

 

EA7FTR

EB7DX

 

Oct. 2 nd.

Oct. 15 th.

T30D

 

DL team

 

LoTW

Oct. 3 rd.

Oct. 15 th.

YJ0X

 

Int. team

 

 

Oct. 8 th.

Oct. 21 st.

KH0/W1AW

 

Int. team

W1AW

LoTW

Oct. 19 th.

Oct. 26 th.

J79L
J79 ?

FK95HO 

SP9FIH
SP6AXW

SP9FIH
SP6AXW

 

Oct. 25 th.

Oct. 26 th.

ZD8W

 

W6NV

W6NV

±a few days before and after.

Oct. 21 st.

Oct. 27 th.

KH8B

 

JH3PRR

JH3PRR

LoTW

Oct. 18 th.

Nov. 1 st.

VK9XSP

 

SP team

SP6EQZ

 

Oct. 28 th.

Nov. 1 st.

XX9..

OL62SC 

EA5HPX
EA7FTR
US7UX
EB7DX
EB5BBM
EA7JQS

EB7DX

! CW only - NO SSB allowed on 6 in XX9 !

QSL direct and LoTW

Sep. 29 th.

Nov. 2 nd.

PJ6/G4IUF

 

G4IUF

G4IUF

 

Oct. 20 th.

Nov. 4 th.

5R8M

 

Int. team.

IK2VUC

 

Nov. 1st.

Nov. 8 th.

Z21EME

 

Int. team.

 

 

Sep. 29 th.

Nov. 11 td.

V47JA
V47HAM

FK87SG 

W5JON
W5HAM 

W5JON

Direct or LoTW - No Bureau!

Nov. 21 st. 2013

Nov. 20 th.

AF1G/C6A

 

AF1G

AF1G

LoTW

Nov. 19 th.

Nov. 23 rd.

HI2DX

 

Int. team.

M0URX

 

Nov. 3 rd.

Nov. 30 th.

S79VR

 

DD0VR
DE3BWR

DD0VR

 

Nov. 15 th.

Nov. 30 th.

VU4KV

 

Int. team

W4VKU

OQRS will be available in December

Nov. 20 th.

Nov. 30 th.

TY1AA

 

Int. team

I2YSB

OQRS will be available for direct QSL and LoTW

ongoing

Dec. primo

HH2/PY3SB

 

PY3SB

PY3SB 

LoTW

Nov. 10 th.

Dec. 2 nd

7QAA

 

Int. team

 

LoTW

Nov. 20 th.

Dec. 2 nd

FS/K9EL

FK88

K9EL

K9EL 

ClubLog and LoTW

Nov. 25 th.

Dec. 3 rd

YN2CC

EK71AU

AJ9C

AJ9C

 

Apr. 2013

Dec. 2014

6O0LA

 

LA4GHA

LA4GHA 

 

Apr. 2013

Dec. 2014

5Z4/LA4GHA

 

LA4GHA

LA4GHA 

 

Jan. 9 th. 2015

Jan. 15 th. 2015

T88SM
T88HS
T88CP
T88HK

 

JA6EGL
JA6KYU
JA6UBY
JE6DND

JA6EGL
JA6KYU
JA6UBY
JE6DND

 

Jan. 9 th. 2015

Jan. 17 th. 2015

CE0Y/JA3ARJ
CE0Y/JA3AVO
CE0Y/JA3HJI
CE0Y/JA3IVU
CE0Y/JH3LSS
CE0Y/JH3PBL
CE0Y/JI3DNN

 

JA3ARJ
JA3AVO
JA3HJI
JA3IVU
JH3LSS
JH3PBL
JI3DNN

 

 

May 21 st.

May 28 th. 2015

PJ4/WJ2O

 

WJ2O

WJ2O

 

ongoing

Summer 2015

TJ3TS

 

DL8SEQ

PA3249

Direct

Oct. 2013

Autumn 2015

FW5JJ

 

TK5JJ

F5RXL

 


DX information - by expiration date.

August.

Venezuela, YV. The Grupo DX Caracas announces an activation of Tortuga Island for August 26 to 31. QRV as YW5D on 160-2m in CW, FM, SSB, and digital modes. The last activity from there was in 1999. QSL via DM4TI (d/B), OQRS. http://qrz.com/db/yw5d
DXNL 1898
20 Aug. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2014

September.

Mariana Isl., KH0. Update. Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as KH0/OZ0J from Saipan's Island Rental Shack http://saipan.rental-shack.com/ between August 26th and September 2nd. Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog www.clublog.org once a day depending on the Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org. QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at http://www.oz0j.dk
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1171 14 Jul. 2014 - 2 Sep. 2014

Mariana Isl., KH0. Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as KH0/OZ0J from Saipan's Island Rental Shack http://saipan.rental-shack.com/ between August 26th and September 2nd. Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at: http://www.oz0j.dk
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1168 27 Jun. 2014 - 2 Sep. 2014

Botswana, A2. Gerard (Gert), ZS6AYU, will once again be active as A25GF between September 1-3rd. Activity will be "6 meters only" this time from WW Loc. KH22od beaming North. He hopes to be on the air between 1300z until around 1900z on 50.097 MHz CW. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or by the Bureau.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1171 14 Jul. 2014 - 3 Sep. 2014

Palau, T8. Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active from Palau Rental Shack on Koror Island http://palau.rental-shack.com/english between September 2-9th. Currently, his T8 callsign is pending. Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog www.clublog.org once a day depending on the Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on Clublog.org. QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at http://www.oz0j.dk
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1171 14 Jul. 2014 - 9 Sep. 2014

Afghanistan, T6. Dragan, 4O4A, is now active as T6DD from Mazar Village in the Badakhshan Province until September 15th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using mainly CW. QSL via 404A, LoTW or ClubLog.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - 15 Sep. 2014

Chatham, ZL7. A Japanese team of operators calling their operation "BBQ DXpedition for the Chathams" will be active as ZL7X from Awarakaw Farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Island, between September 11-16th. Operators mentioned are Kaz/JH1HRJ/ZL3JP, Tack/9M2/JE1SCJ, Tatsu/JH1TXG and Kazu/JA0VSH. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW    - 1826, 3524, 7024, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24904 and 28024 kHz
  SSB   - 3790, 7124/7174 (NA), 14224, 18144, 21240, 24964 and 28424 kHz
  RTTY  - 3528, 7033, 10143, 14088, 18103, 21088, 24922 and 28088 kHz
  PSK31 - 3525, 7028, 10141, 140072, 18102, 21072, 24922 and 28122 kHz
  JT65  - 7076, 10139, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24922 and 28076 kHz
  6m    - 50104/CW, 50124/SSB, 50098/RTTY and 50276/50330/JT65
QSL preferably via LoTW. Direct and Bureau QSLs go to JA0VSH. ClubLog
and eQSL will be available.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1175 11 Aug. 2014 - 16 Sep. 2014

Contest, Open / WW.
What to do on a Tuesday evening ?
- Well the 4th. Tuesday in the month brings You "
The 50 MHz Open"
- This month thats Tuesday - the 23 rd. 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.
- so 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
23 Sep. 2014

Rotuma, 3D2/R. Postpone. Antoine, 3D2AG, who was expected to be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma between July 25th and August 8th, had to reschedule his operation because of bad WX in Rotuma and unavailability of flights. He will try again around September 12-26th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1175 11 Aug. 2014 - 26 Sep. 2014

October or later.

Western Kiribati, T30. Update. A experienced German team is pleased to announce another DXpedition to the Pacific Ocean to Southern Tarawa Atoll, Western Kiribati. Their callsign will be T30D, and they will be active between October 2-15th. Operators mentioned are Uwe/DJ9HX, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/DM2AYO, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/DL1RTL, Juergen/DF7TT, Olaf/DL7JOM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN and Rolf/DL7VEE.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least four simultaneous stations with 500 watts amps around the clock. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1814.5, 3526, 7026, 10119, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28026 kHz
 SSB  - 1849, 3805, 7095, 7182, 14210, 18120, 21255, 24955 and 28455 kHz
 RTTY - 3595, 7046, 10137, 14090, 18099, 21090, 24918 and 28090 kHz
  6m  - 50120/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL Manager is DL4SVA. QSL via OQRS (see Web page), direct, by the Bureau and logs will be uploaded to LoTW at a later date. A Web page will is now available at:
http://t30d.mydx.de
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1158 14 Apr. 2014 - 2 Oct. 2014

Western Kiribati, T30. A experienced German team is pleased to announce another DXpedition to the Pacific Ocean to Southern Tarawa Atoll, Western Kiribati. Their callsign will be T30D, and they will be active between October 2-15th. Operators mentioned are Uwe DJ9HX, Rudolf DK3CG, Sid DM2AYO, Dietmar DL2HWA, Georg DL4SVA, Bert DL2RNS, Heiko DL1RTL, Juergen DF7TT, Olaf DL7JOM, Guenter DL2AWG, Hans DL6JGN and Rolf DL7VEE. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least four simultaneous stations with 500 watts amps around the clock. A Web page will be available soon. They want to say, "A big thank you goes to our friends PY2WAS, PY2XB, T30MK, DL6KVA and DL5EBE for their help in organizing this expedition."
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1156 3 Apr. 2014 - 15 Oct. 2014

Vanuatu, YJ0. Members of "The Quake Contesters" will be active as YJ0X from Vanuatu for a DXpedition between October 3-15th. Operators mentioned are Phil/ZL3PAH (Team leader), Paul/ZL4PW, Geoff/ZL3GA and Gordon/G3USR. They announced that flights have been booked and they have secured a seafront villa. The team will have 2 stations (K3s + amplifiers) plus a reserve (K2), operating on CW, SSB and RTTY. Antennas are foldingantennas.com Hexbeam(s), 6 element 6m yagi and verticals for 30/40/80m on the edge of the sea. They are investigating the cost/benefit of operating 160m. Phil, ZL3PAH, is their QSL Manager. Logs will be on ClubLog, and OQRS will be available. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW within 3 months. They do mention the following: "Phil's, Geoff's and Gordon's XYLs will be along with us but this is NOT a 'holiday style' expedition so whilst there will be some down time for the ops, we are looking to make a high total number of QSOs. We will be operating in both SSB and CW weekends of the 'Oceania DX Contest' http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com. For more details and updates, visit http://yj2014.wordpress.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 15 Oct. 2014

American Samoa, KH8. Masahiro, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from Pago Pago between October 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on 10 meters CQ ZONE 14 and 80/160m for AS/EU LP. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Equipment: K3+2K-FA 1.5kW. 10-20m HEXBEAM and 30-160m VDP. QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be available too.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1152 6 Feb. 2014 - 27 Oct. 2014

Ascention Isl., ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W6NV. More details should be forthcoming.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1160 28 Apr. 2014 - 26 Oct. 2014

Christmas Island, VK9X. A Polish team of operators will be active as VK9XSP from Christmas Island between October 18th and November 1st. Operators mentioned are Bob/SP2EBG, YL Gala/SP2GKS, Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF and Roman/SP9FOW. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1822.5, 3525, 7025, 10115, 14025, 18085, 21025, 24900 and 28025 kHz
  SSB  - 1840, 3793, 7045/7165, 14265, 18125, 21273, 24970 and 28440 kHz
  RTTY - 7070, 10138, 14090, 18101, 21090, 24915 and 28090 kHz
   6m  - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
They will have two to three stations on the air 24 hours a day, and pay a special attention to the lower bands and to areas where VK9X is the most difficult to work from. Also, look for one station to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via SP6EQZ. For more details and updates, watch
http://www.vk9xsp.dxing.pl
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1168 27 Jun. 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014

Macao, XX9. A team consisting of Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, Oleg/US7UX, David/EB7DX, Jose/EB5BBM and their respective XYLs, (also one YL operator - Veronica/EA7JQS) will be active from Praia de Cheoc Van, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel (WW. Loc. OL62SC) between October 22th and November 1st. Callsign will be announced soon. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters, including 30/17/12m, using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1823, 3523, 7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893 and 28023 kHz
  SSB  - 1825, 3780, 7065/7160, 14145, 18145, 21295 and 28495 kHz
  RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
   6m  - 50103/CW
Added Note: Not allowed in Macau - 6m SSB and 12m SSB They will try as much as possible to have two stations running simultaneously on SSB, CW and RTTY, and also have an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EB7DX, direct or by the Bureau. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau QSOs (TBA). For more details and update, visit their Web page at
http://macao2014.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162 12 May 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014

Saba, PJ6. Mike, G4IUF, will once again be active as PJ6/G4IUF from Isle House, Windwardside, Saba Island between September 29th and November 2nd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or E-mail for Bureau request (see QRZ.com).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1168 27 Jun. 2014 - 2 Nov. 2014

Madagascar, 5R. [Edited excerpts from PRESS RELEASE #1] Nosy Be means "big island" in the Malagasy language and Nosy Be, not far, from the mother island Madagascar, will be the next destination of the Mediterraneo International DX Club (MDXC) Team! Look for leader Antonio, IZ8CCW, and the co-leader Gabriele, I2VGW, to head-up a team of operators to be active as 5R8M from Nosy Be Island, thanks from the help of a local friend, Michele, 5R8UI, between October 20th and November 4th.
Activity will take place during 16 days and 14 nights. According to their evaluations, they are confident to give a lot of DXers a chance to work this country on the Lower Bands, 30/17/12m and especially on the Digital modes. The 16 operators will be an international team from countries. Currently, the operators listed are:
  CW   - Eric/ON7RN, Feri/YO5OED and Karl/OE3JAG
  SSB  - Ant/IZ8CCW (Leader), Michel/F5EOT, Steve/IZ5GST and Michele/IK5ZUI
  RTTY - Gabriele/I2VGW (Co-Leader), Marco/IZ2GNW, YL Manu/IZ8IYL,
         Mario/IK4MTK and Henri/F1HRE
  Pilot Stations - Don/N1DG (USA), Rino/IK7JTF (Europe) and Sergio/IK0FTA (6m pilot)
QSL Manager is Giuliano, IK2VUC, for direct or Bureau QSLs. However, there will be an OQRS available on the Web page below. LoTW files will be uploaded by the end of May 2015.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have four stations on the air around the clock using dipoles, Inverted L, verticals and Spiderbeams. For more details and updates, visit the 5R8M Web page at
http://www.mdxc.org/5r8m The team is looking for sponsors and funds/donations.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1169 9 Jul. 2014 - 4 Nov. 2014

Zimbabwe, Z2. Operators Chris/PA2CHR (Z21CHR), Lins/PA3CMC (Z21CMC), John/ZS6JON (Z21EME) and Paul/ZS6NK (Z21NK) will be active on an EME DXpedition as Z21EME between November 1-8th. Activity will be on 6/2 meters as well as 70 and 23 cm. QSL routes have not been announced. The group is looking for donations. For more details and updates, watch: http://www.pa3cmc.nl
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1171 14 Jul. 2014 - 8 Nov. 2014

Bahamas, C6. Tim, AF1G, is now living and working on Andros Island. He has had the callsign/license AF1G/C6A since November 21st (2013) and will be there until November 20th, 2014. Activity is expected to be on 80-6 meters SSB. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via LoTW or direct to: Tim Hardy, PSC 1012 Box 593, FPO AA 34058-9998, USA.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - 20 Nov. 2014

Dominican rep., HI. Member of the Hotel India DX Club will be active as HI2DX from Saona Island between November 19-23rd (tentative dates). Operators mentioned are Joe/HI3A (Team Leader), Tino/HI3CC (Co-Leader), Ez/HI3EPR, Edwin/HI3K, Jose/HI3LCG, Franky/HI3TT, Miguel/HI7MC, Rafael/HI8A, Sergio/HI8AR, Joe/HI8C, Alfredo/HI8CR, Elio/HI8EFS, Julio/HI8JQE, Juan/HI8JSG, Rafael/HI8KW, Rig/HI8RD, Daniel/K1TO, Dave/K3LP, Paul/K9PG, Ray/N9JA and Danny/W4UH. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will have 10 stations on the air using dipoles, verticals and other various antennas. QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, for direct requests and Bureau QSLs. A OQRS is available. For more details and updates, watch the following URL links http://qrz.com/db/hi2dx and http://saonadxpedition2014.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1172 21 Jul. 2014 - 23 Nov. 2014

Benin, TY. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team have announced their next DXpedition will be to Benin. They report on their IDT Web page: "We received the callsign for our DXpedition to Benin, TY1AA. Owing to working commitments of some members of our Team, we are not able, at the moment, to announce an exact date for the DXpedition. Therefore, the actual date of operation could vary somewhat with respect to the already announced date (November 20-30th, 2014)." Operators mentioned are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT. Also listed but not confirmed are Alfeo/I1HJT, Mac/JA3USA and Gino/IK2RZP. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their suggested
frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24893 and 28030 kHz
  SSB  - 3780, 7103, 14270, 18155, 21310, 24975 and 28420 kHz
  RTTY - 14087 kHz
   6m  - 50102/CW and 50123/SSB
QSL via I2YSB, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available for direct QSL and LoTW at 
http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline/ For more details and updates, watch: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1168 27 Jun. 2014 - 30 Nov. 2014

Seychelles, S7. Operators Heli/DD0VR and XYL Bigi/DE3BWR, along with their traveling partners Petra and Didi, will be active as S79VR from the Seychelles Islands between November 3-30th. Activity is planned from Mahe (Nov. 4-10th and 22-24th), Praslin (Nov. 10-16th) and La Dique Islands (Nov. 16-22nd). Operations will be holiday style on 80-6 meters operating only QRP CW and QRO/QRP SSB on the IOTA frequencies.
He mentions that he will make CW QSO (using his G-QRP-Club NR 7073) in the QRP segments with 5 watts and SSB with 500 watts on all other bands if possible depending on the conditions. Heli will use an Elecraft KX3 with a modified Tokyo High Power HL-1.1 and KX1 for QRP into a Vertical, Single-Quad, Double-Zepp and a Currentsumeantennakit. QSL via DD0VR, direct or by the DARC Bureau.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1169 9 Jul. 2014 - 30 Nov. 2014

Malawi, 7Q. Members of the Black Mamba Contest & DXpedition Team will be active as 7QAA (yep, that is the callsign) and plan to be active this November and December (specific dates below). They plan to have around 20-24 operators, the current list mentions Chris/DL2MDU, Emil/DL8JJ, Jo/DJ3CQ, John/GW4SKA, Frosty/K5LBU, Dick/K9APW, Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW, Bob/W5UQ, Sam/ZS6BRZ and Roger ZS6RJ. The ZS pilot station is Hal, ZS6WB. The operators will split into two sub-teams operating over different date-range periods:
Team One will operate only SSB and RTTY on 160-10 meters as well as 6 meters (any mode that works) for the first eleven days.
Team Two will follow on for the next eleven days, operating on CW only, and running an M2 contest entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest for Zone 37.
Suggested frequencies are as follows:
CW   - 1825, 3520 7018, 10105, 14018, 18075, 21018, 24905 and 28018 kHz
SSB  - 1845, 3790 7085, 14180, 18145, 21180, 24960 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3610, 7042, 10140, 14082, 18102, 21082, 24912 and 28082 kHz
6m  - 50110/CW and 50110/SSB
Please note: JA frequencies and NA license class frequencies and other country exceptions will be added into this list later. QSL route still has not be announced yet. ClubLog will be used. Look for more details to be forthcoming. A Web page is still currently under construction at
http://www.malawidx.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 2 Dec. 2014

Kenya, 5Z. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA. Note add by Sixitalia: We hope that Roger will be able to have a 6m permits from Kenya; GL!
Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014

Somalia, 6O. Roger, LA4GHA is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment. QRV (160-6 CW, SSB & Digi) until December 2014, look for him to sign 5Z4/LA4GHA or 6O0LA. QSL via LA4GHA.
Sixitalia Weekly 19 Apr. 2013 - Dec. 2014

Haiti, HH. Sergio, PY3SB, remains active from Port-au-Prince until December as HH2/PY3SB. QRV on 40-6m in CW and SSB. QSL direct via homecall, LoTW.
DXNL 1892 14 Jul. 2014 - Dec. 2014

Malawi, 7Q. Members of the Black Mamba Contest & DXpedition Team will be active as 7QAA (yep, that is the callsign) and plan to be active this November and December (specific dates below). They plan to have around 20-24 operators, the current list mentions Chris/DL2MDU, Emil/DL8JJ, Jo/DJ3CQ, John/GW4SKA, Frosty/K5LBU, Dick/K9APW, Neil/VA7DX, Don/VE7DS, Keith/VE7KW, Bob/W5UQ, Sam/ZS6BRZ and Roger ZS6RJ. The ZS pilot station is Hal, ZS6WB. The operators will split into two sub-teams operating over different date-range periods:
Team One will operate only SSB and RTTY on 160-10 meters as well as 6 meters (any mode that works) for the first eleven days.
Team Two will follow on for the next eleven days, operating on CW only, and running an M2 contest entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest for Zone 37.
Suggested frequencies are as follows:
CW   - 1825, 3520 7018, 10105, 14018, 18075, 21018, 24905 and 28018 kHz
SSB  - 1845, 3790 7085, 14180, 18145, 21180, 24960 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3610, 7042, 10140, 14082, 18102, 21082, 24912 and 28082 kHz
6m  - 50110/CW and 50110/SSB
Please note: JA frequencies and NA license class frequencies and other country exceptions will be added into this list later. QSL route still has not be announced yet. ClubLog will be used. Look for more details to be forthcoming. A Web page is still currently under construction at
http://www.malawidx.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1157 7 Apr. 2014 - 2 Dec. 2014

Bob, N7XR, announced this past week that he plans to activate the following in 2014 (specific dates are still in the works):
Chagos Islands, VQ9. VQ9XR - Diego Garcia, Chagos Islands. Bob states, "Twice during 2014, we'll operate from Diego Garcia as VQ9XR on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. During the second trip, Mike Mraz/N6MZ will be coming along to help on all bands. We're might get lucky and have one of the resident shipboard operators there as well. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, each trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration.
Wake Island, KH9. NH9/N7XR - Wake Island (Also, WH9/W1AW - ARRL Centennial). Bob states, "Sometime during 2014, I'll operate from Wake Island on all bands - 160 through 6m. Operation will include Phone, CW and RTTY. The dates are currently unknown because of scheduling; however, the trip will average approximately 3 weeks in duration. During the trip, the call WH9/W1AW will be used to commemorate the 100th year of the ARRL. WH9/W1AW will be used for only 1 week on the trip. Information will be posted here <see URL below) as well as the ARRL website."
A Web page has been set up by Bob for more details and updates at:
http://www.n7xr.net Dave Patton/NN1N will be the QSL Manager. Logs will be posted to LoTW within 6-12 months of the trip. NO BUREAU QSLS. Donations are always welcomed via PayPal (see Web page). All antennas and small items will be left on the island with the MWR folks to assist future Amateur Operations. All donations will be used for both VQ9 and WH9.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1144 6 Jan. 2014 - within 2014

El Salvador, YS. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as YS1/NP3J from San Salvador until the end of 2014. Activity has been on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1153 11 Feb. 2014

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.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1162
12 May 2014 - unknown

 2015 or later.

Palau, T8. Early Announcement. Operators Mike/JA6EGL, Hirotaka/JA6KYU, Yasu/JA6UBY and Yu/JE6DND will once again be active as T88SM, T88HS, T88CP, and T88HK, respectively, from Koror Island between January 9-15th, 2015. Activity will be 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns (direct only).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1165 17 Jun. 2014 - 15 Jan. 2015

Easter Isl., CE0Y. Early Announcement. A team of Japanese operators will be active as CE0Y/homecall (pending) from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January 9-17th, 2015. Operators mentioned are Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Masumi/JA3AVO, Shozo/JA3HJI, Jusei/JA3IVU, Kunio/JH3LSS, YL Hiroko/JH3PBL and Shima/JI3DNN. Some of these operators are from the Lord Howe Island DXpedition last year. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via the operator's instructions. For more details and updates, watch the following http://www.nakade.jp/ce0y.htm and http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1165 17 Jun. 2014 - 17 Jan. 2015

Gabon, TR. Sebastien, F4EIH  will be in Gabon for at least three years starting on 1 February. He plans to operate SSB, PSK31 and JT65 on the HF and VHF (EME and Satellite) bands.
Sixitalia Weekly 07 Feb. 2012 - 01 Feb. 2015

Camaroon, TJ. Thomas, DL8SEQ (7J1AIJ, AA8NN), working for German Foreign Service, and presently in Yaounde until the summer of 2015, is now active as TJ3TS. He is currently using an Icom IC-720, but will have a Yaesu FT-897 and Kenwood TL922 during the first week of May 2014. Antennas are a Spiderbeam (20/15/10m) and a homebrew dipole for 80/40/30m. Modes will be SSB and the Digimodes (PSK, JT-65, JT9). He will attempt to be active on the Oscars, and next month he hope to be active on 6 meters as well. His QSL Manager is SWL PA3249 (only direct with SAE and 2 GS). At the moment, Thomas is working on QSL design. The QRZ.com page is not up-to-date yet. Thomas has an aviation Web site page at http://www.n81eu.eu(aero-mobile operations have been performed during his first Atlantic-crossing on 20 meter with a magloop [built from a bicycle rim] aboard.) He informed OPDX that his previous DXpeditions have been from Guam, Palau and Ogasawara in the early 1990s.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1155 3 Apr. 2014 - Summer 2015

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.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1130 27 Sep. 2013 - Autumn 2015

Heard Isl., VK0H. (Press Release - New Radio Team Leaders Announced). The following was sent out and posted on the VK0EK Web page [edited]: "We are pleased to announce that we have made an informal agreement with Wayne Mills, N7NG, and Martti Laine, OH2BH, to lead the Heard Island radio team. They will have complete authority and responsibility to build the team, interface with the DXing community, manage radio operations on Heard Island, and other matters relating to the radio part of the expedition. Matters that concern the entire expedition such as safety, schedule, vessel, logistics, communications, facilities, and finances remain the responsibility of the Expedition Leader, Robert Schmieder. A formal agreement will be completed in the near future that specifies these various roles and responsibilities. We will provide more information as we move forward, and in the meantime we invite you to leave your feedback in this blog." The 2016 Heard Island VK0EK DXpedition Web page can be see at: http://vk0ek.org
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1174 5 Aug. 2014 - during 2016
E.d. OZ6OM, Now the big question is, will they carry 6 meters?

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


Credits 2014.
Credit is attached, to each individual DX information.