Summer Marathon. One major
change to last year's Marathon is that we have replaced DXCC entities
with Major Grid Squares as the item to count. The Marathon runs
for the same three months, roughly early May to early August, and
logs can be uploaded at any time during the event. The revised webpages
can be viewed at http://www.uksmg.org/summer-marathon.php http://www.uksmg.org/summer-marathon-contest-rules.php Hopefully this is OK for CQ Six, but please
let me know if you have any questions.
Corsica, TK. Gust, ON6KE, gets on the air as TK/ON6KE
from the 25th until May 9. QRV on 160-6m on CW, SSB, PSK, and RTTY
with antennas close to the sea. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog.
Niger, 5U. Chris, F4WBN/TL0A, will once again be
active as 5U5U from Niger between May 30th and June 16th. Activity
will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using SSB and some RTTY. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
Malta, 9H. Goran, S55OO, will be active as 9H3OO
(a re-issued callsign) from Malta between April 24th and May 2nd.
Look for his location and some photos to be posted on QRZ.com. Activity
will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
Azores; CQ1. Members of the Amateur Radio Association
of Praia da Vitoria (CQ1AR) plan to activate the Santa Catarina
Fortress on Terceira Island on April 25th, using the callsign CQ1R.
Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters SSB (possibly 6 meters and CW).
QSL direct only to address on QRZ.com. Operators mentioned are Francisco/CU3AU,
Francisco/CU3FB, Ivo/CU3BR, Ricardo/CR8ABH, Carlos/CU3FT and Sergio/CU3AAS.
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.
Micronesia, V6. Reminder. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ, will
once again be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island between April
17-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters and all modes. QSL via
his home callsign. No Bureau QSLs.
Palau, T8. Yasu, JH2DFJ, will once again be active
as T88DF from Republic of Palau between April 27th and May 1st.
Activity will be on the HF bands and 50 MHz to 135 MHz using CW,
SSB, RTTY, SSTV, WSPR and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct,
by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
Micronesia, V6. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again
be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island between April 17-25th. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters and all modes. QSL via his home callsign.
No Bureau QSLs.
France, F. Maurice F5NQL writes; Hi friends. Each
year, around the Annual Meeting of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes
UFT, The French CW op's club, some members appear behind the
special callsign TMxxUFT. This year, it's the 30th anniversary of
the UFT and the special callsign TM30UFT (Tango Mike Thirty
Uniform Fox-Trot Tango), will be aired from April 12 to 26. It will
be as usually a CW only activity.
Contest, Open / WW.
J5. Look for J52HF to be
on the air again as of April 11th through April 30th. Operator Livio,
IZ3BUR, will be on the air during his spare time, mainly on 20/15/10/6
meters using SSB and PSK31. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog,
with OQRS, when he returns to Italy. For info about QSO/QSL, send
an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org See QRZ.com for more details.
Nicaragua, YN. Dave, WJ2O, will be active as YN/WJ2O
from the home of Octavio, YN2N, in Granada between April 22-30th.
Activity will be focused on 6 meters, Top Band and the 30/17/12
meter bands using CW. No LoTW. QSL via N2ZN for a full color QSL.
Solomon Isl., H4. Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active
as H44MS on a DX vacation to Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands,
between February 1st and April 30th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
Bhutan, A5. JA operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Jusei/JA3IVU,
Junichi/JH3AEF and Kunio/JH3LSS will be active as A52ARJ, A52IVU,
A52AEF and A52LSS, respectively, from Dochula Resort, Punakha, between
April 30th and May 5th. Three of these operators were on the XR0YJ
DXpedition to Easter Island in January. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Max Power will be 200
watts into a 2 element Yagi (20-10m), HEX-6 (20-6m), Loop(15m),
Wire DP(40m) and Long Wire (80, 40, 30m and 160m if possible). QSL
A52AEF via JH3AEF, direct or by the Bureau. QSL A52ARJ via JA3ARJ
direct. QSL A52IVU via JA3IVU, direct or by the Bureau. QSL A52LSS
via JH3LSS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau. See QRZ.com for more
Vanuatu, YJ0. Masa, JA0RQV (ex-A35JP/p) will be active
from Port Vila (WW Loc. RH42DG), Efate Island, Shefa province, Republic
of Vanuatu, as YJ0MT from 21st April until 5th May, 2015. QRV on
40-6m, CW/SSB (mostly CW) when time permits due to business commitments,
using IC-7000(100W) and Vertical. Note from Masa: "Operation
will be limited in night time as it is business trip. I will try
to be serious in weekend. QTH will be large hotel in down town facing
only for EU and AS. Antenna should be managed within the small private
balcony. VY SRI for NA and SA." QSL via home call, direct or
Bureau. Further info and updates at blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv.
Ogasawara, JD1. Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active
as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island between April 29th and May 5th.
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
VK9X. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will
be active as JA0JHQ/VK9X from Captain Cook Lookout Resort, Christmas
Island between May 7-10th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
CW and SSB. His general operating schedule will be (local time):
Morning - 30/12/10 meters; Noon - 6 meters; Afternoon 17/15 meters;
Evening - 40/30 meters and Midnight - 20 meters. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For details and updates, see
Ogasawara, JD1. Members of the World Wide Club will be
active once again as JD1YBT from Ogasawara between May 2-11th. Operators
mentioned are Toshi/JP1IOF (JD1BLC), Yoshi/JE2EHP, Masaru/JA5AQC
and Aki/JA4FHE. Activity will be on all bands (160-6m) and modes
using possibly 3 stations. QSL via JP1IOF, by the Bureau or direct.
LoTW and OQRS (ClubLog) will also be available. Check out their
QRZ.com page for pages from other operations.
Jersey, MJ. Operators Eddy/ON6EF, Jan/ON6VJ and Bruno/ON1CH,
members of the OSA, will be active as MJ/homecall from Jersey Island
between May 14-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB
with a TS-2000 into FD-4 and dipole antennas. QSL via their home
callsigns. Eddy, ON6EF, will also activate Sark Island, in the Guernsey
Island group for 1 day signing MU/ON6EF with a TS-50S and FD3 dipole,
external car battery and 100w.
Scotland, GM. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again
be active as GS3PYE/P from the Isle of Mull between May 15-22nd.
Ten operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m
to 80m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME.
The HF bands will be covered by four simultaneous stations, while
the 6m & 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the
UK and Europe from the island's eastern edge in IO76EJ square. Please
check their Web page for details on how to arrange skeds on the
more challenging bands, modes, VHF and EME. All links are available
via: http://dx.camb-hams.com QSL via OQRS (info on QRZ.com) or M0VFC direct or via
Niue, E6. Operators Kanno/JA2AAU, Iku/JA2ATE, Iwao/JA2LSS
and Mori/JA2ZS will be active as E6NZ, E6TE, E6SS and E6ZS, respectively,
from Namukulu between May 15-25th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA2ZS.
Swalbard / Bear
Isl., JW. Sunday the 2
nd. of November I had a eyeball QSO with Svein LA9JKA (JX9JKA &
JW9JKA) at the Amateur meeting in Odense (ATF), where UKSMG had
a stand. Svein reviled that he would leave for Bear Island during
this week, where from he will be QRV as JW9JKA. Bear Island is situated
in the Arctic ocean right between Swalbard and the northern tip
Bahamas, C6. Eric, K9GY, will once again be active
as C6AYM this time from Grand Bahama Island between May 27th and
June 1st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW and SSB. Also look
for him during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 23-24th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via K9GY, direct or by the Bureau.
Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
Aruba, P4. Operators Dave/N4QS and Dave/NU4N will
be active from Carl's, P49V (SK), "Cook's Radio Retreat"
http://www.p49v.com on Aruba between May 26th and June 2nd.
Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st). Callsign(s)
are not known yet. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all
bands and 6m, probably on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NU4N.
St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active
as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between May 28th and June
16th. Activity will probably 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 40-80m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest.
Maldives, 8Q. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active
as 8Q7CQ between June 5-18th. His last activity was limited because
Nobby was on his honeymoon with his wife Maxine. Operations this
time will be on the Island of Meedhupparoo. Activity will be on
the HF band but with a serious effort on 6 meters. Modes will be
SSB with some PSK31. His equipment will be a FT-897 with a 400 watt
amp into a small 6m beam, DK9SQ vertical loop for the HF bands and
possibly a 3 element tribander. QSL via Owen, G4DFI, direct or by
the Bureau. Visit Nobby's Web page at http://g0vjg.piczo.com/?cr=5
[Reported broken link at 20150323 e.]
HB0. Members of the
Belgian International Police Association Radio Club (OO6P) will
be active as HB0/OO6P from Triesen between June 21-26th. Operators
mentioned are YL Carine/ON3CAR, Michel/ON4MW, Rene/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV
and Martin/ON7EG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY
and PSK31/63 (see Web below for suggested frequencies). A QSOs with
OO6P are valid for all IPA awards. QSL via ON6ZV. Visit their Web
site at http://www.qsl.net/o/on6om//hb0-oo6p
HI. Vittorio, DJ0ML, will
be active as HI7/DJ0ML from Higuey until June 2015. Activity will
be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters. QSL via home call direct.
St. Eutatius, PJ5. Operators Rich/K5AND, Chris/W3CMP and
Terry/K4RX will be active from St. Eustatius between June 25th and
July 6th. Callsign has not been announced yet (possibly PJ5/homecall
or special callsign). Activity will have an emphasis on 6 meters,
but with some HF and Low Band operations. QSL via K5AND. There will
be ClubLog updates.
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.
August or later.
Seychelles, S7. Giovanni "John", IZ2DPX, will
be active possibly as S79DPX (pending) from the Seychelles between
August 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters and all modes.
QSL via his home callsign. For more details and update, see http://iz2dpx.jimdo.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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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/
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.