CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information.
MMXIV. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
holder of; OZ6OM, OZ50MHz, 5Q6M, ex. OZ1IZB, G0DJJ & OZ7M

Current email address to enter info is; oz6om(a)uksmg.net

DX information - Stop press, news of the latest 7 days.

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 28 th. 18 - 22 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
28 Oct. 2014

St. Vincent, J8. Brian, GW4DVB will be in Palm Island from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, QRA Locator FK92HO from 13 to 21 April 2015 as J88PI. Bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metre, SSB. QSL via homecall, direct PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA or via the Bureau." Website: www.g4dvb.co.uk/
Sixitalia Weekly 21 Oct. 2014 - 21 Apr. 2015

Madagascar, 5R. Update. (5R8M Press Release #001). Mediterraneo DX Club reported on Friday, October 17th [edited]: "In less than few days, 5R8M, Nosy Be Island the DXpedition organized by the Mediterraneo DX Club, in Madagascar from October 21st to November 4th, will be on air. Recently we have had new great arrivals and now our complete team, with so many well know and experienced guys, is the following:
Antonio/IZ8CCW (Team Leader), Gabriele/I2VGW (Team Co-Leader), Jean-Jacques/F5NKX, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Francois/ON4LO, Michele/IK5ZUI, Eric/ON7RN, Mario/IK4MTK, Alain/F6ENO, Fabio/IK4QJF, Patrick/F2DX, Karl/OE3JAG, Michel/F5EOT, Ovidio/YO9XC, Henri/F1HRE, Feri/YO5OED
The whole team is very motivated and so ready to work hard 24/24 hours each day to give the greatest number possible of DXers from all over the world the greatest number of possible new ones, bands/modes, with four stations (2 CW-1 SSB and 1 RTTY) plus maybe a mixed station more and really daily time monitoring the Six meters Propagation. If, as all of us wish, the internet connection will allow it on our official Web-site
www.mdxc.org/5r8m/, we'll keep in touch every day with the DX community and we'll update our log in real time.
During our permanence on Nosy Be, we kindly ask you to send any question only to our pilots IK7JTF (for Europa), N1DG (for USA) and IK0FTA for Six meters.
We'd like just to remind you that any help and donations will be very appreciated because all the planned costs are already increased at the check-in for the luggage weight and the severe rules of the airline. We suggest that you spend a minute time to time visiting our Web site
www.mdxc.org/5r8m/ to stay tuned and to insert your comments, suggestions, etc. We are waiting for you on air.... 73's de 5R8M team"
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1185 21 Oct. 2014 - 4 Nov. 2014

Christmas Isl., VK9X. Reminder/Update. A Polish team of operators are now active as VK9XSP from Christmas Island until October 31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are listed in OPDX.1168 or can be found at: http://www.vk9xsp.dxing.pl/qrg They will have two to three stations on the air 24 hours a day, and pay 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 #1185 21 Oct. 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014

Maritime Mobile /MM. I, IK1EGC/MM and Steve (IZ1BPN/MM), from the end of October to the end of November, we'll sail from Panama to middle of Pacific Ocean and return. We're part of a team, on board of a supply vassel, that will be in charge to recovery a european spacecraft after splash-down. Our route will be from HP land, toward CJ83KM locator where the November 18th or 19th the splash down it's planned. We'll cross several wet square of the EJ, DJ and CJ fields During that trip (and return) we'll be active on HF and 6m (only on international waters!).
On 50Mhz, we'll running ssb and cw, 100w into a 3.9m long Ringo or dipole, not much, but you never know...
Best 73 Ciao Dan, IK1EGC 21 Oct. 2014 - End Nov. 2014

Sint Maarten, PJ7. Jeff, K5WE will be active as PJ7/K5WE from Sint Maarten starting October 25th through November 2nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, mostly CW and some RTTY and some SSB in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog, and to LoTW shortly after his return home. Jeff states that he will be trying out a new antenna for 30 meters, and hopes to have a better signal on 30m than with the dipoles on previous trips. QSL via his home callsign, or via ClubLog's OQRS request.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1184 21 Oct. 2014 - 2 Nov. 2014

Turks and Caicos, VP5. Operators Frank/WA2VYA, Tony/K4QE and Bruce/WA3RHW will be active as VP5/homecalls from Providenciales Island between October 21-28th. The trio will be active as VP5T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL VP5T via WA3RHW, direct (with return postage or IRC), by the W3 QSL Bureau, (there is NO VP5 Bureau) or LoTW. Because they like cards, please send them your card via the W3 Bureau, if you use LoTW. VP5/WA2VYA, will be primarily on CW on the low bands, the 30/17/12m bands, as well as 10m and 6m. QSL via WA2VYA, direct or by the W2 QSL Bureau. No return postage is required for direct replies because Frank likes cards. Please QSL VP5/K4QE via LoTW. QSL VP5/WA3RHW direct with postage or IRC or via the W3 Bureau. Bruce will be primarily on SSB on the 17/12m bands.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1184 21 Oct. 2014 - 28 Oct. 2014

Christmas Isl., VK9X. Reminder. A Polish team of operators will be active as VK9XSP from Christmas Island between October 18-31st. 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 are listed in OPDX.1168. 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 #1184 21 Oct. 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014

Micronesia, V6. Operators Shinji/JF2SDR and Nobuaki/JA0JHQ will be active as V63PJ and V63XP, respectively, from the SouthPark Hotel on Phonpei Island between November 7-10th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via the operator's home callsign. More details are forthcoming.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1183 21 Oct. 2014 - 10 Nov. 2014

Macau, XX9. Update. Operators Eugene/EA5HPX, Fran/EA7FTR, YL Veronica/EA7JQS, Jose/EB5BBM, David/EB7DX, Oleg/US7UX, and their respective XYLs will be active as XX9R from Praia de Cheoc Van, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel between October 22nd and November 1st. Activity will be holiday style on all HF bands, 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, 24950 and 28495 kHz
  RTTY - 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24921 and 28080 kHz
   6m  - 50103/CW and  50120/SSB
They will have possibly two or three stations running simultaneously. The team will also be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). QSL via EB7DX. For more details and updates, see
http://www.macao2014.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1183 21 Oct. 2014 - 1 Nov. 2014


DX / Activity calendar. - Sorted by expiration date

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

Oct. 21 st.

Oct. 28 th.

VP5/WA2VYA
VP5/K4QE
VP5/WA3RHW

 

WA2VYA
K4QE
WA3RHW

WA2VYA
K4QE
WA3RHW

 

Oct. 19 th.

Oct. 31 st.

4W/K7CO

 

K7CO

K7CO

LoTW and OQRS

Oct. 18 th.

Nov. 1 st.

VK9XSP

 

SP team

SP6EQZ

 

Oct. 28 th.

Nov. 1 st.

XX9R

OL62SC 

EA5HPX
EA7FTR
US7UX
EB7DX
EB5BBM
EA7JQS

EB7DX

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

QSL direct and LoTW

Sep. 25 th.

Nov. 2 nd.

PJ7/K5WE

 

K5WE

K5WE

LoTW and OQRS 

Sep. 29 th.

Nov. 2 nd.

PJ6/G4IUF

 

G4IUF

G4IUF

 

Sep. 31 st.

Nov. 2 nd.

HB0/DL8YHR
HB0/DF2NU
HB0/DM1CG

JN47SD 

DL8YHR
DF2NU
DM1CG

DL8YHR
DF2NU
DM1CG

 

Oct. 21 st.

Nov. 3 rd.

A25CF

 

K5BLU

K5BLU

 

Oct. 20 th.

Nov. 4 th.

5R8M

 

Int. team.

IK2VUC

 

Nov. 1st.

Nov. 8 th.

Z21EME

 

Int. team.

 

 

Oct. 30 th.

Nov. 10 th.

FT4TA

 

Int. team.

F1NGP

LoTW and OQRS 

Nov. 7 th.

Nov. 10 th.

V63PJ
V63XP

 

JF2SDR
JA0JHQ

JF2SDR
JA0JHQ 

 

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 for direct QSL and LoTW

ongoing

Nov. 30 th.

IK1EGC/MM
IZ1BPN/MM

Wet WWL
EJ, DJ, CJ

IK1EGC
IZ1BPN

IK1EGC
IZ1BPN

Wet squares

ongoing

Dec. primo

HH2/PY3SB

 

PY3SB

PY3SB 

LoTW

Nov. 20 th.

Dec. 2 nd.

FS/K9EL

FK88

K9EL

K9EL 

ClubLog and LoTW

Nov. 25 th.

Dec. 2 nd.

PJ4S

 

DL1NX

DL1NX

LoTW

Nov. 25 th.

Dec. 3 rd.

YN2CC

EK71AU

AJ9C

AJ9C

 

Dec. 2 nd.

Dec. 9 th.

PJ2/DL1NX

 

DL1NX

DL1NX

LoTW

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

XR0YJ

 

JA3ARJ
JA3AVO
JA3HJI
JA3IVU
JH3LSS
JH3PBL
JI3DNN

 

CE0 entity

Oct 6 th.

Mar. 17 th. 2015

TK/G4BKI

JN42QB 

G4BKI

G4BKI 

Direct

Nov. 10 th.

Mar. 2014

7QAA

 

Int. team

 

LoTW

Apr. 13 th. 2015

Apr. 21 st. 2015

J88PI

FK92HO 

GW4DVB

GW4DVB

 

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.

October.

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 28 th. 18 - 22 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
28 Oct. 2014

November.

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

Lichtenstein, HB0. Short EME DXP to Vaduz HB0. Locator JN47SD. From Oct. 31 st. to  Nov. 2 nd. Frank DL8YHR, Rainer DF2NU and Carsten DM1CG will go to a short trip in Vaduz HB0. We will be QRV 6m and 70cm with 6m - 7ele / 5ele - full legal power - preamp 70cm - 2 x 12ele XP DF7KF - full legal power - preamp. If enough OMs need HB0 on 2m, we will take with us also an good antenna for 2m. 2m - 9ele XP DF7KF full legal power - preamp.
DM1CG via MMMonVHF 20 Sep. 2014 - 2 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

Tromellin, FR/T. Flo, F5CWU, sent out and posted the following info in the FT4TA Web page: "One more thing? by Flo -- In just a month, we'll leave Europe for Tromelin. Except for a major event, this communication should be the last before departure. It seems important to us to point out the objectives to you that we fixed ourselves. Initially, we will seek to maximize the number of contacts to give everyone a chance whatever their geographical position. To achieve this goal, we should be active quite often on the most prolific bands. Our
operators will make their best to exploit the propagation windows towards certain areas. The collaboration of all will be essential not to waste time, stupidly. Our second priority will be activity on the low bands, with all the difficulties that it generates. Let's hope that our equipment and effort will provide good results.
Once a day, the logs of FT4TA will be uploaded on ClubLog by a satellite data connection. The leaderboard will not be activated. (to discourage unrestrained race). 'In addition, we point out that neither the pilots, nor the QSL Manager will have access to the log during the operation. Useless to drown them under e-mails. In case of doubt, please reiterate the contact.'
The dates of our operation will be concomitant with those of the philatelic exhibition of Paris. In addition to a presentation of our activity, the stamps celebrating the 60 years of the 1st amateur radio activity from Tromelin will be presented and put on sale by the TAAF. We are really happy to have taken part in its development and proud to see our activity highlighted.
We are pleased to announce that all the QSL cards requests (direct - OQRS - donors) will have this stamp applied. Envelopes will be then entrusted to the TAAF which will have the responsibility to convey, cover and affix the philatelic marks from the island of Tromelin, these stamps being valid only from the French Southern and Antarctic lands.
It may slightly lengthen the answer time but it offers the opportunity of having your QSL and a wonderful philatelic envelope. Lastly, keep in mind that the conditions under which the expedition will be realized will be testing, more especially as the team is small.
We will be lodged by the TAAF. Besides the radio operation, a certain number of additional tasks will be carried out by the team to assist our hosts, which is legitimate in a community life. We could per moment be obliged to temporarily stop the transmissions of one or more stations for a short period.
You can right now find all details on our website. Throughout the stay, our team in France will keep the site updated with news as well as photo- graphs transmitted by satellite with the logs. Thank you for your encouragements and your support..... The team FT4TA"
Just as a reminder! -- More details and updates can be found on the following media and URLs Web pages at:
Tromelin Web page -
http://www.tromelin2014.com
Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/tromelin2014
Twitter -
https://twitter.com/tromelin2014
Sixitalia Weekly 24 Sep. 2014 - 10 Nov. 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

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

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 25 th. 18 - 22 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
25 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

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

December or later.

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

Caribean tour. Alex, PY2SEX/PY1KS/DL1NX, informs OPDX that he has chosen warm spots in the Caribbean for his next ham vacation (not like JW/PY2SEX in Jan Mayen). His tentative schedule is as follows:
Bonaire Island, callsign PJ4S, November 25th-December 2nd - operation will include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest.
Curacao Island, callsign PJ2/DL1NX, December 2-9th.
Activity from both islands will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using mainly CW, SSB and maybe RTTY. He will only be using an Elecraft KX3 and a Buddipole. QSL both operations via DL1NX, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. For more details and updates, watch the following URLs:
http://pj4s.py2sex.com http://pj2.py2sex.com http://twitter.com/py2sex
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1180 20 Sep. 2014 - 9 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

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

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., CE0. Update. A team of Japanese operators will be active as XR0YJ from Hare Kapone on Easter Island between January 9-17th. 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 & http://ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1179 20 Sep. 2014 - 17 Jan. 2014

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

Malawi, 7Q. Postponed. The 7QAA DXpedition to Malawi (www.malawidx.org), which was planned to take place between 10 November and 2 December, has been postponed until March 2015. The general approach will not change, and the large team will be split into two sub-teams: Team One will operate CW only on 11-21 March, while Team Two will operate only SSB and RTTY from 22 March to 1 April, including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest.
Sixitalia Weekly 27 Aug. 2014 - Mar. 2015

Corsica, TK. Paul, G4BKI (also VP9KF) will be active from the east coast of the island of Corsica (QRA JN42QB) from 6th October, 2014 to 16th March, 2015. Callsign for first 90 days: TK/G4BKI. After that: TK4?? QRV 80-10 metres, with focus on CW. QSL direct only: Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa, FL 33615, U.S.A. Please, DO NOT send to the F, TK, W4 or G Bureau, you will not receive a reply.
Sixitalia Weekly 20 Sep. 2014 - 16 Mar. 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.