Dominica, J7. By the time you read this, Howard, WB4WXE,
should be active as J79XE from Dominica (after being active as J68HS
from St. Lucia this past week) until July 10th. Activity will be
mainly 6 meters with some HF activity. He will then return to St.
Lucia and once again be active as J68HS until July 14th. QSL both
callsigns via WB4WXE.
St. Martin, FS. If you missed John's, K9EL, activity this
June, he will once again be active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW
Loc. FK88) between October 21-28th. Activity will probably be on
80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts
into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for
HC8. Just a reminder that
Geoff, G8OFQ, will once again be active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabella
Island between July 1st and September 30th. 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.
KH5. Lou N2TU and Craig
K9CT previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the Inter-
Crete, SV9. Goran, S55OO, will be active as SV9/S55OO
from Rethymno, Crete, between July 8-19th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will
be using his FlexRadio 3000 into wire antennas. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW
South Korea, HL. By the time you read this, a South Korean
group will have a "6m DX Propagation Experimental Station"
up and running between June 19th and July 31st. The callsign will
be 6M6M. Activity will be on CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes.
They will operate from the Gyeonggi Province (HL2 area). QSL via
VK7. Operators Tim/VK7NSE
and Paul/VK2HV are now active as VK7FG as June 19th, from Flinders
Island, (for two weeks) until early July. Activity will be on 160-6
meters. QSL via M0OXO OQRS. Please do NOT send your card via the
Bureau, it will NOT be received.
Curacao, PJ2. Owen, LA9PTA, will be active as PJ2/LA9PTA
from Curacao between July 12-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
SSB only. He is using an Alinco Dx-70, Ldg at-200 pro2 tuner, Alpha
ez military antenna with a 13 foot whip. QSL via his home callsign.
Volker, DL1ZB, will once
again be active as SV5/DL1ZB from Kos Island between August 12th
and September 29th. Activity will be on 20-6 meters using SSB, RTTY,
SSTV and PSK63. QSL via DL1ZB, by the Bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
Micronesia, V6. Kouchi, JR2GAG, will be active as V63GG
from Kolonia, Pohnpei Island, between June 29th and July 5th. Activity
will be mostly on 20-6 meters, but he will be able to go to 160-40
meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. No LoTW
PJ5. Update. Operators
Rich/K5AND, Chris/W3CMP and Terry/K4RX will be active as PJ5/homecall
and PJ5A from St. Eustatius (WW Loc. FK87) between June 25th and
July 6th. Activity will have an emphasis on 6 meters but with some
HF and Low Band operations. QSL PJ5A via M0URX or his OQRS. There
will be ClubLog updates. QSL all others via their home callsigns.
LoTW upload will be done at the earliest opportunity. For more details
and updates, watch http://www.dkhanson.com/pj5
Bahamas, C6. Reminder. Just a reminder that Pete, VE3IKV,
will 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 22nd and July 6th. Activity will be on 6 meters
using CW and SSB. This will be the same set-up as at TF/VE3IKV.
QSL direct via VE3IKV.
Palau, T8. Akira, JH0CKF, gets on the air holiday-style
from Koror Island (WW Loc. PJ77FI) between June 30 and July 3. QRV
as T88MZ on 80-6m on SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
Ireland, EI. For Perseids 2015 the EI9E team will travel
to Achill Island in Co. Mayo and operate from IO43XW square from
9-13th August. "We will try to reconnoitre a site in nearby
IO44 which we may activate if successful. Although we will be portable
we will use the callsign EI9E." QRV on 50-70-144 MHz TR-MS.
QSL via the IRTS Bureau www.irts.ie/cgi/qsl.cgi
Saba & St.
Eustatius, PJ5. Update.
Dick, K5AND wrote: "... Just wanted to let you know a few new
pieces of info regarding the above trip. We arrive on June 25 and
should be QRV morning of June 26 (Friday). Plans are 160-10 on HF,
and two stations on 6m; one favoring EU/F and the other favoring
US. Equipment will be three K-Lines and large antennas. Ops are
Terry, K4RX, Chris, W3CMP and I. QRT on Jul 5. We’ll be on ON4KST
and have an on-line log via Tim, G0URX. Best regards, Dick, K5AND".
C6. Pete VE3IKV / C6AUX
writes; Will be active from the Baycaner Beach Resort at Pirate's
Well on Mayaguana Island in the far south-eastern Bahamas Islands
(Grid FL32) on 6 meters CW & SSB from June 22 to July 6, 2015
using the same set-up as at TF/VE3IKV. QSL direct via VE3IKV. Here
is a Google satellite view of the island https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-73.0812619,31975m/data=!3m1!1e3 More information on Mayaguana Island is
here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Mayaguana ...and also here: http://baycanerbeach.com/index.php/bahamas-mayaguana I may not want to come back home!
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.
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. Operators Randy/N0TG
and Murray/WA4DAN will co-lead a DXpedition to St. Paul Island (CY9)
sometime in July 2016 (possibly July 5-13th). Their permit for CY9-land
is granted only during July and August. Exact dates are yet to be
determined. Operators mentioned are Randy/N0TG, Murray/WA4DAN, Aaron/VA1AXC,
Will/AA4NC, Jay/K4ZLE, Wayne/K8LEE and possibly two other operators.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY.
Questions/comments can be sent via E-mail to N0TG (see QRZ.com).
For more details and updates, http://www.CY9dxpedition.com
Wake Isl., KH9. Update. Mike, AG6IP, is in the planning
stages for a DXpedition to Wake Island in September 2015 for 2 weeks.
He states [edited], "I plan to be there sometime in early September
to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Battle of Wake
along with a group of World War II vets. I have reserved a special
callsign K6W from September 4-19th, 2015. I am seeking monetary
donations and sponsors that would like to help to put Wake Island
back on the air in 2015. I will be operating 80-6 meters using Digital(PSK,
RTTY and JT65) and SSB. Donations will off set a small portion of
my out-of-pocket equipment shipping, transportation, lodging, operating
and postage expenses while there. Wake Island is currently #46 on
DXCC most wanted in ClubLog and currently restricted to the public.
There are no commercial flights in to the island. I have also operated
out of ZC4 land UK bases in Cyprus twice in 2007 and 2014 as ZC4MIS.
Please share link to other amateur radio operators around the world.
Thanks..... Mike." For more details and updates, watch:
Seychelles, S7. A group of JA operators will be active
as S79HN between July 16-20th. Operators mentioned are Jim/7K4QOK
(KG8RP), Tack/JE1CKA (KH0AM), Yutaka/JQ2GYU (WS2Y) and Miho/JJ2VLY
(WS2M). All operators have experience of DX operations such as 9M0L,
9M4SDX, NH0J, W1AW/KH0, GJ6UW, EA9/KH0AM -- just to mention a few.
Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Uploads
to ClubLog and LoTW may be available during their operation, but
it depends on the Internet accessibility of the area. QSL via JJ2VLY,
by the Bureau, direct (Mihoko Sakurai, PO Box 1, Suyama, Susono,
Shizuoka 410-1299, Japan) and LoTW. Please note: Seychelles authority
advises them to use frequency from 7050-7100 kHz as the 40m window,
and they shall stay above 7050 kHz even on CW/RTTY.
Iceland, TF. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as TF/JA0JHQ
from Kaffi Kjos between July 18-21st. Activity will be on 40-6 meters,
but mainly 20m, using CW and SSB. He will use a HS-480HX (200w/HF,
50MHZ=100w) into a Single-Loop antenna (20/17/15/12/10m) and End-Feed
antenna (40/30/6m). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
or LoTW. For more details and possible updates, see http://pandasan.jimdo.com
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 June 13th and July 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the
IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 11-12th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier.
Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted
S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. ALL QSLs go
to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
Contest, Open / WW.
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.
Monaco, 3A. Aurelio, IZ8EGM will be active from the
Principality of Monaco (Loc. JN33RR) as 3A/IZ8EGM from 7-15 August
2015. Setup ICOM 706, Antenna (car) Atas 120, 40-6 meters. QSL via
home call, bureau preferred.
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
Palau, T8. Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW, will once again active
as T88KH from the "West Plaza Hotel by the Sea" (WW Loc.
PJ77FI) on Koror Island between September 12-16th. Activity will
be on 80-6 meters, including the 17/12m and mostly on the High Band
on SSB using 500w on HF and 100w on 6m. His antennas are: 80m Vertical,
40/30m DP, 20/15/10m 3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and
6m 5 element Beam. QSL via BM2JCC, by the Bureau or direct.
Wake Isl., KH9. 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.
Tuvalu, T2. Operators Stan/LZ1GC (C21GC, 3D2GC) and
Lubo/OM5ZW will be active as T2GC from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel in
Funafuti between September 24th and October 14th. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggest frequencies are:
St. Helena, ZD7. Oliver, W6NV, will be active as ZD7N from
Helena Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th).
Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands and 6 meters.
QSL via W6NV.
Fernando de Noronha,
PY0F. Ron, AA4VK, updates
us on January 5th [edited]: Three of the five member 1992 Navassa
DXpedition Team, Ron/AA4NC, Will/AA4VK, and Murray/WA4DAN are planning
a "reunion" DXpedition to PY0F, Fernando de Noronha between
October 18-27th, including operating in the CQWW Phone Contest.
An all-band operation is planned on 160-6 meters with SSB, CW and
RTTY. AA4NC will enter the contest as a Single-Op. A decision will
be made later on whether to enter in a Multi-Op category. More details
V7. Update. Members of
the T30D DXpedition (2014) have decided to go to Majuro, Marshall
Islands, between October 13-28th, 2015. The team includes Werner/DJ9KH,
Heye/DJ9RR, Rudolf/DK3CG, Joe/DK5WL, Günter/DL2AWG, Bert/DL2RNS,
Georg/DL4SVA, Hans/DL6JGN, Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Sid/DM2AYO
and Rolf/DL7VEE (Team Leader). The team will use the callsign V73D.
They will make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6
meters. They plan for 4x 500-watts-stations to operate 24/7. Rolf,
DL7VEE, states, "Hopefully we have enough place for all planned
antennas." There is now a Web page available at http://v73d.mydx.de
V7. Rolf, DL7VEE, T30 Team
Leader, reports [edited]: "After the T30D in 2014, our group
has decided to go to Majuro, Marshall Islands, in October 13-28th,
2015. The team includes Bert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Rudolf/DK3CG,
Sid/DM2AYO, Günter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/ DJ9RR, Joe/DK5WL,
Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ and Rolf/DL7VEE. We should get our license
at arrival. The callsign V73D is promised. All flights are booked
and accommodation is reserved. Our 11 team members and the technical
equipment are well prepared to start another DXpedition. We will
make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6 meters.
More information and a website will be available soon ... 73 Rolf
DL7VEE, Team Leader"
November or later.
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.
ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will
once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island between November
6th and December 4th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 28-29th). Look for activity outside of the contest on
the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via W6NV.
Angola, D2. Igor/UA9OBO is currently staying in Angola
until 8 Dec. 2015 and operates as D3AM. QSL via UA1QV.
Denmark, OZ. Special event. To celebrate the 90th anniversary
of the IARU, Danish radio amateurs will activate the special event
callsign, OZ90IARU, between January 1st and December 31st, 2015.
Activity will be on all bands, inclusive the WARC bands, and all
modes may be used. Exceptions are cross-mode, cross-band contacts
and contacts via repeater and echo-link.
Hungary, HA. HG90IARU joins the IARU jubilee celebrations
on the air throughout the year. QRV on HF and 6m from the club station
HG5C. The team also works on the rules of a dedicated award. QSL
via HA5MA, LoTW, eQSL, OQRS.
2016 or later.
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.
Palenstine, E4. Members of the "Palenstine 2016 Team"
will be active as E44Y from the village of Sebastia in the Mosaic
Guesthouse sometime during March of 2016. Current operators listed
are Romeo/S59M (Co-Leader), Marco/HB9OCR (Co-Leader), Jorge/HK1R,
Santos/EA4AK, Col/MM0NDX, Miran/S50O, Salim (Sal)/HK1T, Kaspars/YL1ZF,
Peter/PD1RP, Mariano/LU8EOT, Rodrigo/EA7JX, Fulvio/HB9DHG and Tim/LW9EOC.
Pilot stations are Lee/ZL2AL (VK/ZL), Michele/IW7EGQ (EU) and Jonathan/W6GX
(W6/W7). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are listed at http://palestine.ig9y.com/plans/
Juan de Nova, FR/J. The FT4TA, although busy wrapping up their
latest expedition, is already thinking about their next destination.
They are planning to activate Juan de Nova (FR/J) in March 2016.
The last team on the island was TO4E/TO4WW in 2003. Before that,
the last major DXpedition took place in the 1980s. Hence the island
ranks very high in most-wanted lists. Right now the group aims to
get on the air for 15 days with 10 operators. See the website for
more information to come: http://www.juandenovadx.com/
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.