Andorra, C3. Beacon. Info from Jose EA7KW. Just to
inform a new beacon from Andorra. C30SIX Frq: 50.413 MHz. Ant: Vertical
Cushcraft AR6, Power 10 Watts, locator: JN02SK, Sant Julià
de Loria (Naturlandia Echo Park) 1600 metre ASL, text: "VVV
C30SIX C30SIX JN02SK 10 W VERT", beacon text sent every 10
seconds, owner and keeper: URA 73 Jose, EA7KW
Tonga, A3. An international group of amateurs will
travel to the Kingdom of Tonga for the last two weeks of February
2016 (February 18-24th). This trip encompasses the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 20-21st, 2016) and fits nicely between the announced Palmyra
(KH5) and Heard (VK0H) DXpeditions. They state, "We plan to
try 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY. antennas, weather, propagation
all permitting. Exact dates of operation will be posted closer to
the time." Suggested frequencies are:
St. Paul Isl.,
CY9. The following update
was posted on the CY9C Web page on November 9th [edited]: As 2016
quickly approaches, focus on DXpedition planning details intensifies.
All is going very well as we continue to develop the operating plan,
site plan, and plans for getting equipment and personnel onto the
island. We thank the many that have responded to the "NEED"
survey on the website. See the following at http://www.cy9dxpedition.com/need-survey.html
JD1. Takeshi "Take",
JA1UII, will once again be active as JD1BON from Chichijima Island
between November 25th and December 5th. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Take states that he will participate
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op /All-Band
/Low-Power entry. QSL via JA1UII, by the Bureau or direct to: Takeshi
Ono, 3-33-11 Hachiouji, Cyuo-ku Saitama-City, Saitama 338-0006 Japan
(w/SASE, 2 USDs or 1 IRC[New]).
Nicaragua, YN. Mike, AJ9C, will once again be active
as YN2CC from Granada, Nicaragua, between November 25th and December
2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Also,
Mike will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or direct and by the Bureau to his home callsign.
Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home and QSLs can
be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog.
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.
Micronesia, V6. Operators Sho, JA7HMZ, will once again
be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island between November 27th and
December 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, all modes and including
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry signing V6A. He will be looking for European stations on 160m
before and after the contest. QSL via his home callsign. No Bureau
Angola, D2. Igor/UA9OBO is currently staying in Angola
until 8 Dec. 2015 and operates as D3AM. QSL via UA1QV.
Martinique, FM. Gerd, DL7VOG (www.dl7vog.de) will be active as FM/DL7VOG from Martinique from 10
November to 8 December, including an entry in the WAE DX RTTY (14-15
November). He will be QRV on 160-6 metres mainly CW and RTTY, and
will also participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as TO4GU. QSL via
home call, bureau or direct (OQRS for both options on Club Log).
Jamaica, 6Y. Update. Masato, JA0RQV, will be active
as 6Y5/JA0RQV mainly from a Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, from the
middle of October for 2 months (between October 24th and December
9th). Activity will be mostly on the weekend and spare time during
his local time as he is on a business trip. He states that if situation
allows, he might stay and operate from the station of Josh, 6Y5WJ,
and to be a Single-Op entry in both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) from his powerful
station (1kw and Beam antennas). QSL via M0OXO (ORQS) or LoTW.
Jamaica, 6Y. Masa, JA0RQV will be active as 6Y5, JA0RQV
from Jamaica between 24 October and 9 December. This will be a business
trip, and he will be QRV on 40-6 metres CW and SSB in his spare
time and during the weekends. He has plans to operate in the CQ
WW DX SSB Contest from the QTH of 6Y5WJ. QSL via JA0RQV, direct
or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. Updates will be posted to
Contest, Open / WW.
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.
Reunion, FR. Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active
as FR/F5UOW from Reunion Island between December 16th and January
8th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using mostly CW with some SSB
and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or by F5UOW, via the Bureau or direct. Please
Vanuatu, YJ. Daniel, VK4AFU, will be active as YJ0AFU
from Port Vila, Efate Island, between January 2-10th (2016). Activity
will be on 160-6 meters using JT65, JT9, RTTY, CW, SSB and some
WSPR. Look for him on 6m using JT65 on 50090 kHz and CW/SSB on 50160
kHz +5 kHz. QSL via LoTW or NA5U direct. LoTW uploads will be done
when he returns home. Check QRZ.com for updates.
Canary Isl., EA8. Operators Andrea/IK1PMR and YL Claudia/PA3LEO
will once again be active as EA8/homecall from Tenerife Island between
December 9th and January 10th (2016). Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HB9FKK (preferred) or their
home callsigns, by the Bureau, direct, or E-mail requests for Bureau
cards. Also via LoTW and Clublog. For more details and updates,
Palau, T8. JA operators Mike/JA6EGL (T88SM), Hirotaka/JA6KYU
(T88HS) and Yasuo/JA6UBY (T88RR) will be active from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between January 7-14th (2016).
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via
their home callsigns.
Antigua and Barbuda,
V2. Brian, GW4DVB/J88PI,
will be active as V25GB from the Galley Bay Spa Resort in St. John's,
Antigua, between January 6-14th (2016). Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6
meters SSB only using an Elecraft KX3 and KXPA100 Power Amp (100w)
into a 10m vertical antenna and a M0CVO HW-40HP off center fed dipole.
QSL via GW4DVB, by the Bureau or direct to: PO Box 20:20, Llanharan,
Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details and updates, check
Rotuma, 3D2. A couple of sources report that Antoine,
3D2AG, will be active as 3D2AG/P from Rotuma Island sometime between
December 6th and January 15th (2016). Activity will be on 40-6 meters
using CW, SSB and possible PSK31. Another source (DXNews.com) states
that he will also try 80 meters and will use an Icom IC-7000 and
TS440S transceivers with 3 element yagis and an inverted V antenna
and 6 element Yagi for 6m. Antoine is with the European Union Global
Climate Change Alliance Project and Pacific Centre for Environment
and Sustainable Development, plus the University of the South Pacific
in Suva, Fiji. QSL via his home callsign direct only. Also, watch
QRZ.com for update by Antoine.
South Cook Isl.,
E5. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ
(E51ARJ), Jusei/JA3IVU (E51IVU), Tsuguya/JA3UJR (E51UJR), Noriaki/JF3HPN
(E51SSS), Kumio/JH3LSS (E51LSS), Masumi/JA3AVO (E51AVO) and YL Hiroko/JH3PBL
(E51PBL) will be active as E51J (Group callsign) from the Kii Kii
Motel on Rarotonga Islands between January 12-21st (2016). Activity
will be on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m) using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL E51J and E51AVO via JA3AVO. QSL all other callsigns via
their home callsigns. For more details and updates, watch: http://www.nakade.jp/e5.htm.
KH5. Lou N2TU and Craig
K9CT previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International
DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on
the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.
Senegal, 6W. Francis, F6BLP, will once again be active
as 6W7SK from Saly Portudal, 80 kms south of Dakar on the coast,
between January 3-31st (2016). Activity will be holiday style using
the same station as last time (IC-7100, BLA-350, into G5RV antenna
and inverted L for 160m) operating mainly CW (some SSB and RTTY)
on 160-6 meters. Look for his low band activity during his local
sunrise and sunset. QSL via F6BLP, direct or by the Bureau. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. For more details, logs and pictures
of his last operation, visit http://www.f6blp.org
February 2016 or later.
& Southern Thule Isl´s., VP8SGI/VP8STI. DXpedition news (Press Release from the
Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team). Paul, N6PSE, sent out the following
on September 15th [edited]
Guinea, 3XY. Update. Members of the Italian DXpedition
Team will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands WW Loc. IJ39CL
between February 18th and March 4th (2016). Activity will be on
160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their official DXpedition's
Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs & Wants Survey"
form available on it. The results will be used in the planning of
activity on the various bands. However, activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The suggested frequencies were listed
in OPDX.1228. Current list of operators are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO,
Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA, Gino/IK2RZP
and Alfeo/I1HJT. The team is looking for funds (see Web page for
details). QSL via I2YSB direct only. An OQRS will be available on
their Web site.
Guinea, 3XY. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team
will be active as 3XY1T from the Los Islands (WW Loc. IJ39CL) sometime
in February 2016 (TBA). The official DXpedition's Web site http://www.i2ysb.com/idt has a dedicated 3XY1T "Needs &
Wants Survey" form just added to it. The results will be used
in the planning of activity on the various bands. However, activity
will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Their suggested
Bahamas, C6. John, KK4OYJ, will once again be active
as C6ATS from mid November until the beginning of March. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using SSB, QRS CW, RTTY, PSK and JT-65. He
has posted a "C6 Bands and Modes Desired" survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLVGNRR As usual, John will be using Twitter https://twitter.com/@itinerantham to indicate what band he is on. If like
last year, John will be using a TS-480HX or K3 with Vertical dipoles
on 17/15/12/10m and maybe 20m. Power will be from a deep-cycle 5035Ah
battery recharged daily. QSL via M0OXO using his OQRS service. Logs
will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible (usually same day).
For more details and updates, watch John's Web page at https://kk4oyj.wordpress.com
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, FT. Update. Hi friends, FT4JA is your expedition!
By supporting the Juan de Nova 2016 project you become in some ways
a team member and as such it seems essential to us to share with
you the preparation for the operation.
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/
Juan de Nova, FT/J. Maurice, F5NQL, writes; Information
from the Juan da Nova 2016 team. August 14th Press Release.
FJ. Early Announcement.
Operators Dave/W9DR and Tom/W9AEB will be active as FJ/W9DR and
FJ/W9AEB from Saint Barthelemy Island between June 17-29th (2016).
Look for W9DR as FJ/W9DR on 6 meters only 50.115 MHz, CW/SSB with
a 6m Beacon 50.115.7 MHz. Look for W9AEB as FJ/W9AEB on 40-10 meters
CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
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
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
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: