CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information
MMXVI. edited by O. Bjørn "Matt" Madsen (MCMLX)
holder of; OZ6OM, OZ50MHz, 5Q6M
Current email address to enter info; cqsix(at)oldman.dk

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

The Contest´s of the summer 2016.

The 50MHz Open
Cumulative contest the 4th. Tuesday in the month, is a kind of cosy contest where we meet at Six, to have a pleasant evening behind the radio making some QSO´s. You may find the rules for "The 50 MHz Open" here -and check out the standings here.

UKSMG Summer Marathon Event
The Summer Marathon runs between the first Saturday of May (02 May 2015 at 00:00 UT) and the first Sunday of August (02 Aug 2015 ending at 23:59 UT) on the Six Metre band. Further information can be found on the UKSMG Summer Marathon page, and the full rules are available on the UKSMG Summer Marathon Rules page.


St. Lucia, J6. Bill/K9HZ returns to Saint Lucia Island for the time between Aug. 26 and Sept. 11. QRV as J68HZ on 160-6m (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL via K9HZ (dir), ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.
DXNL 2003 25 Aug. 2016 -

St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from Orient Bay, St. Martin WW Loc. FK88, between December 1-11th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters (with an emphasis on 6m when the band is open) using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be running 500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a vertical for 40-80m. John usually will operate on 60m if there is interest. There will be daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS. His operating frequencies
(except during contests) will be announced in real time via Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/FSK9EL Requests for schedules can be sent via his QRZ.com E-mail address or his Twitter account @FSK9EL. John will also monitor the ON4KST 50MHz Region 2 chat room to watch for 6 meter openings.
ADDED NOTE. John will also be there with Paul/K9NU, Jim/N9TK and John/W9ILY. Look for the four operators to focus on the low bands signing FS/K9NU, FS/N9TK, FS/W9ILY and FS/K9EL. They will have 3 stations active and plan to be in the ARRL 160m CW Contest (December 2-4th). QSL via their home callsigns.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1277 22 Aug. 2016 -

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 12-29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 9-10th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: 31' 40-10m Vertical, 35' 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical, shortened 160m Dipole, and a 6m/3elemnt Yagi. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1277 22 Aug. 2016 -

Mali, TZ. Laurent, F5IXR will be active again as TZ5XR from Mali between 1 August and February 2017. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres during his spare time. QSL via F5MXH and LoTW.
Sixitalia Weekly 22 Aug. 2016 -

Minami Torishima, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima group for the next couple of months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will be mainly on 17 meters but also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters CW. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1275 22 Aug. 2016 -

Faroe Is., OY. A Belgian team (ON4ACP, ON4ANN, ON4CCV, ON4CKM, ON4DTO, ON5PDV and ON6MI) will be active as OY/ON6NB from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) on 15-21 September. They will operate SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via M0URX (OQRS for direct and bureau cards on http://m0urx.com/oqrs/ and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. See http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/OY/ for more information.
Sixitalia Weekly 22 Aug. 2016 -

Sao Tome & Principe, S9. Josep, EA3BT and Nuria, EA3WL will be active as S9BT and S9WL from Ilheu das Rolas, Sao Tome & Principe from 26 September to 1 October. They will operate SSB, RTTY and some CW on 40-6 metres. QSL both callsigns via EA3BT.
Sixitalia Weekly 22 Aug. 2016 -

San Felix, C0. Felipe, CE5WQO, announced that there will be a DXpedition to San Felix Island next year, April 2017. He states, "What began as a 3 man effort earlier this summer has now become a 10 man effort, and all the operators are experienced DXpedition operators." Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. This will also include 6m EME. Look for more info to be forthcoming.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1274 22 Aug. 2016 - Apr. 2017

Pacific & Asian tour. Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW "Cows Over the World". Activity will be CW only on 160-6 meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp (500 watts) into vertical antennas over salt water. He will be in all major CW contests. He posted this past week on QRZ.com some of the days of his upcomig operations. His tentative schedule is as follows:
Tuvalu (T2)                          July 19th-August 18th
Vanuatu (YJ)                        August 20th-September 21st
Western Kiribati (T30COW)      September 24th-October 24th
Solomon Islands                    October 25th-November 26th
Returns to Samoa (5W0COW)  November 27th-???
Tokelau (ZK3)                       ???
Temotu Province (H40)           Depends on Tokelau
Bangladesh (S2)                    Exact dates unknown.
Nepal (9N)                           Exact dates unknown.
Bhutan (A5)                         Exact dates unknown.
QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details and updates.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1272 12 Jul. 2016 -


DX / Activity calendar - by expiration date.

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

Apr. 2016

Sep. 2016

JX9JKV

 

LA9JKA

LA9JKA

 

Sep. 26 th.

Oct. 1 st.

S9BT
S9WL

 

EA3BT
EA3WL

EA3BT

 

Sep. 24 th.

Oct. 3 rd.

H44GC

QI90XN

LZ1GC
DL8JJ

LZ1GC

 

Sep. 25 th.

Oct. 8 th.

VK9NZ

RG30

ZL team

ZL3PAH

OQRS on ClubLog and LoTW 

Oct. 4 th.

Oct. 17 th.

H40GC

RH29VG

LZ1GC

LZ1GC

 

Oct. 18 th.

Oct. 21 st.

H44GC

QI90XN 

LZ1GC

LZ1GC

 

ongoing

Nov. 17 th.

HH2/VA3MPG

 

VA3MPG

VE3NLS

 

Nov. 7 th.

Nov. 17 th.

6V1IS

 

I team

IK7JWX

 

Mid November

Mid November

J5...

 

Int. team

I2YSB

OQRS

Oct. 2016

Nov. 2016

ZD8W

 

W6NV

W6NV

CQWW SSB & CW

ongoing

Dec. 31 st.

EO25F

 

UX0FF

UX0FF

Ukrainian 25 years of independence

 

 

2017 and on

 

 

 

 

ongoing

Feb. 2017

JU1WP

 

HL2WP

 

 

Apr. 2017

Apr. 2017

C0...

 

CE5WQO ao

 

 

ongoing

Dec. 31 st. 2017

A31MM

 

JA6WFM

EA5GL

 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2018

TY2AC

 

F8FQX

IZ1BZV

LoTW 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2019

TR8CA

 

F6BCL

F6CBC

 

2016

2019 +

J28PJ

 

F1TMY

F1TMY

 


DX information - by expiration date.

September.

Jan Mayen, JX. Svein, LA9JKA, will once again be active as JX9JKA from Jan Mayen Island starting sometime in April and will be there for at least 6 months. Activity will be limited to his spare-time on the HF bands (usually 160-4 meters), using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1250 24 Jan. 2016 - Sep. 2016

Contest, Open / WW.
What to do on a Tuesday evening ?
- The 4 th. Tuesday in the month brings You "
The 50 MHz Open"
- This month, Tuesday the 27 th. 17 - 21 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.
- 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
27 Sep.. 2016

October or later.

Sao Tome, S9. Operators Josep/EA3BT and YL Nuria/EA3WL will be active as S9BT and S9WL, respectively, from Ilhèu das Rolas, Sao Tome, between September 26th and October 1st. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mainly SSB, with some CW and RTTY. Equipment is an IC-7300 with an amp into EAxbeam (6-20 m) and wire dipole (40m). QSL via EA3BT.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1267 29 May 2016 - 1 Oct. 2016

Jan Mayen, JW. Update. Svein, LA9JKA, will once again be active as JX9JKA from Jan Mayen Island starting April 12th and will be there for at least 6 months (October 4th). Activity will be limited to his spare-time on the HF bands (usually 160-4 meters), using SSB and the Digital modes. Svein mentions this time he will be active first on lowbands: 160/80/60/40/30 meters. He will later focus on the higher bands: 20-10 meters. The summer months will be specially focused on 6m and 4m Digital and SSB modes. QSL via his home callsign direct only. Also see QRZ.com (under JX9JKA).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1260 4 Apr. 2016 - 4 Oct. 2016

Norfolk Isl., VK9N. Announced on June 2nd [edited]: The Quake Contesters who previously activated YJ0X on their DXpedition to Vanuatu in 2014 announce that they will be operating from Norfolk Island with callsign VK9NZ between September 25th and October 8th, 2016. The operators are well-known DXers Geoff/ZL3GA, Mark/ZL3AB, Paul/ZL4TT (ex-ZL4PW) and Phil/ZL3PAH.
They will operate 160m to 6m (depending on propagation) with up to 3 stations operating simultaneously. Equipment will be 2 x K3 & KPA500, and 2 x FT450D. One FT450D will be dedicated to 6m with a delta loop monitoring for openings. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY and will be attempting to give QSOs to those parts of the world which need VK9N most according to ClubLog. They will be operating in the Oceania SSB Contest during the first weekend of October (October 1-2nd).
Antennas will include two folding hexbeams for 20m - 10m and verticals & wires or the lower bands. They are staying at Anson Bay Lodge where there is plenty of room for antennas.
Since two of their XYLs are coming along this will be a 'DXpedition with shopping' in their unique Quake Contesters style, but do not be deceived - this is a serious DXpedition and their target is to make 30k+ QSOs during their stay and to hand out as many ATNOs and new band/mode slots to as many DXers as they can.
ZL3PAH is the QSL manager. QSLs will be available via OQRS on ClubLog. Logs will be posted to LoTW after the DXpedition as soon as they have been checked and busted QSOs corrected. VK9NZ will use the expedition feature of ClubLog including leaderboards. Depending on internet reliability they hope to post QSOs in real time to ClubLog.
Members of the DXpedition will cover their own travel and accommodation costs, but donations will be sought from individuals and DX associations to cover additional costs including excess baggage, equipment insurance and any one-time necessary hardware costs.
Ohio/Penn DX Added note: For more details and updates, see:
https://vk9nz.wordpress.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1268 5 Jun. 2016 - 8 Oct. 2016

Temotu province & Solomon Isl., H40 & H44. Stan, LZ1GC, will be active from Temotu Province as H40GC and the Solomon Islands as H44GC between September 24th and October 21st. Stan will now be joined by Emil, DL8JJ (LZ2EN), from Honiara, Guadalcanal Island as H44GC between September 24th and October 3rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on the low bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1822.5, 3502, 5371.5, 7024, 10116, 14010, 18070, 21015, 24895 and 28010 kHz [Listening 1-5 up]
 SSB  - 1850, 3790, 5403.5, 7164, 14170, 18135, 21265, 24940, 28470 kHz [Listening 5-15 up]
 RTTY - 1838, 3585, 7038, 10138, 14088, 18098, 21088 and 28088 kHz [Listening 1-5 up]
  6m  - 50100 kHz
Stan will then travel to Lata, Nendo Island, in the Temotu Province, and be active as H40GC between October 4-17th. He will return to operate again as H44GC from Guadalcanal Island between October 18-21st. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS (the preferred method). For more details and possible updates, see
http://www.c21gc.com
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1264 2 May 2016 - 21 Oct. 2016

Guinea-Bissau, J5. Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT and Mac/JA3USA will be active from Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea Bissau, sometime mid-November. Callsign(s) has not been announced yet. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24890 and 28030 kHz
 SSB  - 3750, 7090, 14260, 18155, 21310, 24970 and 28480 kHz
 RTTY - 21083 kHz
  6m  - 50102/CW and 50123/SSB
QSL via I2YSB direct only. QSLs for direct, LoTW and by the Bureau will be available via the OQRS on their Web page. Logs will be posted to LoTW about 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Look for more details, updates and a "Needs Survey" at
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=101
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1266 15 May 2016 - Mid November 2016

Senegal, 6V. A team of Italian operators will be active as 6V1IS (license has been received) from Senegal, between November 7-19th (not 6-16th). They will also make side trip between this time from Ngor and Gorée Islands and be active as 6V1IS/p. This is a Humanitarian DXpedition for donations to the association "Save the Children - Senegal"; they are searching/looking for sponsors and contributions. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12/6 bands, using CW, SSB, PSK31/63/125, RTTY, and "maybe" SSTV on 14230 kHz.
In addition, they will participate in contests using PSK, RTTY and CW. Operators and Team members mentioned are Leopoldo/I8LWL (Logistic), Alfredo/IK7JWX (Team leader/QSL Manager), Ampelio/IS0AGY, Christian/IS0BWM, Loredana/IS0FFR, Patrick/IS0FQK, Simon/IZ7ATN, and Michele/IW7EGQ. Log will be available on ClubLog. QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or the OQRS on ClubLog. For donations, Poste Pay Card (Visa Electron) 4023600649350826 Alfredo De Nisi, Vico della Cavallerizza, 4/D -73100 Lecce (Italia) C.F.: DNS LRD 46B19 506T
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1272 12 Jul. 2016 - 17 Nov. 2016

Haiti, HH. James, VA3MPG, is active as HH2/VA3MPG from Port-au-Prince, Island of Hispaniola, until November 17th, 2016. Activity will be limited, but he will operate on  HF, VHF and UHF. QSL via VE3NLS. For more details, see QRZ.com.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1259 25 Mar. 2016 - 17 Nov. 2016

Ascension Isl., ZD8. Oliver, W6NV, will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island between October and November. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry with other operators to be announced later. Look for activity  before and after the contests on 160-6 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
Sixitalia Weekly 2 May 2016 - late November 2016

Ukraine, UT. Nikolay, UX0FF is QRV using special contest call EO25F during all of 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine. This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. QSL to home call.
Sixitalia Weekly 5 Jun. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2016

European Russia, UA. Andrei, UB7K (ex UU0JM) has been authorized to operate on 6 metres (50080 - 50280 kHz) through 31 December 2016. He is located in the Crimean village of Zavetnoe (KN85ec). QSL via LoTW, bureau and direct.
DXCC wise, according to the decision taken back in 2014, it will count for European Russia.
Sixitalia Weekly 8 Feb. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2016

South Cook Islands, E5. Andy, E51AND, will be active with the call E5SKCC from Rarotonga Island during January, marking the founding of the Straight Key Century Club in 2006. QSL via E51AND (d), LoTW. http://www.skccgroup.com/
DXNL 1970 7 Jan. 2016 - 31 Jan. 2016

2017 or later.

Cameroon, TJ. Update. Nicolas/F8FQX (ex 5T5SN, TN5SN) will be staying in Cameroon during the next 3 to 4 years. He hopes to get on the air as TJ3SN on HF and 6m. QSL via IZ1BZV (d), LoTW.
DXNL 1896 5 Aug. 2014 - 2017

Tonga, A3. Update. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the capital city of Tonga, until the end of the year 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2 for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. Look for him to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28 - 29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5GL or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1266 15 May 2016 - end of 2017

Tonga, A3. Hiro, JA6WFM, is now active as A31MM from Nuku 'alofa, the capital city of Tonga, until the end of the year 2017. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using a TS-480 into a long-wire with ICOM AH-2 for 160-10m, HB9CV for 15m and a 4 element beam for 6m. He plans to be in contests. QSL via EA5GL.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1250 24 Jan. 2016 - 31 Dec. 2017

Mauritania, 5T. Ahmad, 9K2AI, will be active from Mauritania for the coming two to three years with the call 5T2AI. So far he uses an IC-7000, dipoles, and soon a yagi. QSL via NI5DX.
Sixitalia Weekly 29 Feb. 2016 - Feb. 2018

Benin, TY. Nicolas, F8FQX (ex-TJ3SN, TN5SN, 5T5SN), who recently went QRT from Cameroon in July, will be moving to Benin later this year and will be active as TY2SN for next three years. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via IZ1BZV or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - Sep. 2018

Gabon, TR. Alain, F6BCL, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as TR8CA from Gabon starting on September 15th, and normally for a period of 4 years, until retirement. He states, "After I'll see if I will stay in Gabon or in France. This trip Alain will bring a tuning box MFJ 1.5 kW and a HAM4 rotator for his 3 element beam. He also intends to improve his antennas 80-160 meters. He adds that his projects for this trip:
* Amplifier 50 MHz to make some contacts via the moon.
* Getting ready to traffic via Phase3E and the future geostationary satellite funded by some countries of the Persian Gulf. Otherwise,
   he will continue his activities via FO29 and AO7 satellites.
* He has little hope to make QSO on 28 MHz and 50 MHz following the degradation of solar activity.
* He will be active on 20/17/15 meters in the afternoon (1/3 time CW, 1/3 SSB and 1/3 Digital modes (JT65  RTTY PSK and others like Contestia, MFSK, Domino ...).
QSL via F6CBC.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1231 15 Sep. 2015 - 15 Sep. 2019

Djibouti, J2. Reident. Jean-Philippe, F1TMY, will be active as J28PJ from Djibouti starting September 1st, for the next 3-5 years. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via F1TMY.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1270
19 Jun. 2016 - 2019+


Credits 2016.
Credit is attached, to each individual DX information.