Malawi, 7Q. Karl, DK2WV, will once again be active
as 7Q7VW from the Radio Dinosaur FM - Karonga Museum in Malawi between
October 1-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Suggested SSB frequencies: 1827 (1817 JA only), 3507, 7007
and 50105 kHz (QRM permitting). QSL via DK2WV for direct (see QRZ.com).
Dominica, J7. Update. Operators Janusz/SP9FIH, Kazik/SP6AXW
and now Bogdan/SP2FUD has joined the team, and will be active as
J79L, J79X and J79F, 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 and J79X
via SP9FIH. QSL J79F via SP2FUD. For more details and updates, see
Vanuatu, YJ0. Members of "The Quake Contesters
(ZL3X)" posted the following press release (#3) on their Web
page on September 15th: "Everything is on schedule for our
arrival in Vanuatu on October 3rd. We hope to have at least two
of the stations working and at least one aerial up for that evening.
The emphasis the next day will be installing the contest band antennas
ready for the Oceania DX Contest SSB leg later on that day, though
we do hope to make some Qs as well. Soon after the contest, we'll
be adding the WARC band antennas and 6m setup, and when time permits
the 160mb antenna.
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
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.
Chile, CE. Using XR2T, an IOTA DXpedition to Damas
Island, WW Loc. FG40FS is being planned for 6-12th October 2014
time-frame. The main focus of the DXpedition will be to work the
greatest possible number of unique calls, thus offering a possibility
also to Little Pistols and QRP stations. Team members include XQ1KZ,
Micronesia, V6. Operators Keizo "Kay"/JH3AZC,
Takio/JH3QFL and Hiro/JR3GWZ will be active as V63AZ, V60O and V63GW,
respectively, from the South Park Hotel on Pohnpei Island between
October 10-14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY, JT65 and 2m EME operations (callsign V60EME). QSL via their
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
Dominica, J7. Update. Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Kazik/SP6AXW
will be active as J79L and J79X, 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 and J79X via SP9FIH. For more details and
updates, see: http://www.j7.dxpeditions.org
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
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.
Contest, Open / WW.
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:
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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
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
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:
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!
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.
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
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.
Bob, N7XR, announced
this past week that he plans to activate the following in 2014 (specific
dates are still in the works):
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.
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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