The Contest´s of the summer 2016.
UKSMG Summer Contest
The 50MHz Open
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.
Niue, E6. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as E6AC
(license received upon arrival) from Niue Island between May 5-10th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using mostly CW with some SSB and
RTTY. From past operations, Nobuaki uses a TS-480HX w/200 watts
on HF and 100 watts on 6m. Antennas are a 10m Micro-vertical (160/80/40/30m),
Single-Delta-Loop (20/17/15/12/10m) and a LW for 6m. Log will be
posted to ClubLog daily. QSL via JA0JHQ, direct, by the Bureau and
LoTW (after his return). For more details and updates, see http://pandasan.jimdo.com
Ogasawara, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active
as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island between April 30th and May 6th.
Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes
(NO 6m EME). QSL via his home callsign JI5RPT. His log search will
be available on his Web site at http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1 He will also use Twitter to inform his
real-time activities at http://twitter.com/jd1bly
Burkina Faso, XT. Operators JA3IVU and JH3AEF will be QRV
as XT2IVU and XT2AEF, respectively, from April 28 to May 4. Activity
will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
QSL to home calls.
Ogasawara, JD1. Koji, JI1LET, will once again be active
as JD1BOI from Komagari, Chichijima Island between April 26th and
May 6th. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JI1LET, direct or by the Bureau. See QRZ.com.
Jersey, GJ. ON4LEM, ON5TC, ON6QO, ON7GLF, ON7WZ and
ON8VP will be active as MJ/ON4RSX from St. Brelade, Jersey on 5-8
May. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 40-6 metres.
QSL via bureau to ON4RSX or direct to ON8VP.
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,
Belize, V3. Operators Andre/DL1AS, Martin/DM4IM and
Erwin/DK4BX will be active as V31DL, V31IM and V31BX, respectively,
from Belize between April 20th and May 20th. They will also use
the Belize Amateur Radio Club's (BARC) contest callsign V3V. Activity
will be on 160-6 meters on all modes. QSL V3V via V31BZ. QSL all
others via their home callsigns or LoTW.
Crete, SV9. Uli, DJ9XB, will once again be active
as SV9/DJ9XB from Crete between May 10-20th. Activity will
be holiday style on 40-6 meters, but with a focus on 6 meters and
using only RTTY and JT65. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by
the Bureau or LoTW.
St. Lucia, J6. In between these dates, Gerd will also
be active as J68GU from St. Lucia, May 12-22nd. Activity will be
on 80-6 meters using CW and RTTY. If you need him on SSB, let him
know. He will also participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th)
as FM/DL7VOG. Gert's equipment is an IC-706MK2G into an HF9VX for
80-6m. He will also carry a 500W transistor PA. QSL via his home
callsign, by the Bureau direct or the OQRS on ClubLog. For more
details and possible dates, see http://www.dl7vog.de/html/next_plans.html
Contest, Open / WW.
England, G. Look for special event station GB6GEO
to be on the air between May 28-29th, from the Prehistoric Caves,
of "Kent's Cavern", England's oldest in Britain. GB6GEO
will be situated in the English Riviera (Torbay), that is recognized
as having Geo Park status by UNESCO. There are six in the UK, and
fifty-three in the world. They hope GB6GEO will help to promote
geological heritage to the general public. Suggested frequencies
are 3680, 7080, 14180, 21180, 28380 and 50180 kHz. GB6GEO will issue
a special commemorative QSL card, and there is a certificate for
the paper chasers. Just work one contact with the GB6GEO HQ station
or any other two stations. For more details please look up GB6GEO
Martinique, FM. Gerd, DL7VOG, will once again be active
as FM/DL7VOG from Martinique between May 6th and June 6th.
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)
Micronesia, V6. Operators Sho/JA7HMZ and Masahiko/JA7EPO
will be active as V63DX and V63IX, respectively, from Pohnpei Island
between June 17-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using PSK
and JT65 modes. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or LoTW.
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.
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.
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. 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).
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.
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. 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: