CQ Six - 50 MHz DX Information
MMXVII. 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 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. Exchange RST and Locator (6 digit), no serial number required. 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 (6th. May 2015 at 00:00 UT) and the first Sunday of August (2nd. 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.


Aruba, P4. Operators Kurt/DF4XX, Olaf/DL4HG, Andy/DL7AT and Uwe/DL8UD will be active as P40X from Aruba between July 22nd and August 6th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, possibly 60m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL8UD, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. No eQSL.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1314 8 May 2017 -  


DX / Activity calendar - by expiration date.

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

Jul. 4 th.

Jul. 18 th.

FP/KV1J

GN16

KV1J

KV1J

 

Aug.

Oct.

HC8/G8OFQ

 

G8OFQ

G8OFQ

LoTW

Sep. 14 th.

Sep. 21 st.

HD8M

 

Int. team

WB2REM

ClubLog's OQRS

Sep. 12 th.

Sep. 28 th.

VK9CGJ

 

W7GJ

W7GJ

 

Oct. 2 nd.

Sep. 18 th.

VK9XGJ

 

W7GJ

W7GJ

 

Sep.

Sep.

A25BI
A25SP
A25BE 

 

RM0F
R2AD
RC5A

RM0F
R2AD
RC5A

ClubLog's OQRS 

Dec. 1 st.

Dec. 9 th.

FS/K9EL
FS/K9NU
FS/W9ILY
FS/W9MK

FK88 

K9EL
K9NU
W9ILY
W9MK 

K9EL
K9NU
W9ILY
W9MK 

ClubLog's OQRS (for direct/Bureau QSLs). 

ongoing

Dec. 31 st.

A31MM

 

JA6WFM

EA5GL

 

Jan. 2018

Feb. 2018

3Y0Z

 

Int. team

N2OO

 

Mar. 10 th. 2018

Mar. 20 th. 2018

9M0W

 

Int. team

 

 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2018

TY2AC

 

F8FQX

IZ1BZV

LoTW 

Sep. 2015

Sep. 2019

TR8CA

 

F6BCL

F6CBC

 

Oct. 2016

Sep. 2019

9Q6BB

 

EA4BB

W3HNK

LoTW and eQSL 

2016

2019 +

J28PJ

 

F1TMY

F1TMY

 

2016

2019 +

6W1SU

 

VE3REV

M0URX

OQRS 

2017

2019 +

J28ND

 

S53T

S57DX

 

2017

2020 +

ZL7DX
ZL7QT

 

ZL2DX
ZL2QT

M0URX

See note at end of this page


DX information - by expiration date.

July.

St. Pierre & Miquelon, FP. Lefty, K1TOL writes, Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island on 4-18 July. Plans are to operate mainly SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres, "generally on the highest frequency band open". He will also "be checking 6m for indications of openings". QSL via home call (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. Logsearch on Club Log. See http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July17.html for more information. Talked to Eric a few weeks ago and he was keen on going at this optimum time for EU stations on 6M. He said he planned to have a 3-ele beam up for 6M there with a K3. He also planned to be in the 6M CQ VHF Contest the weekend of July 15-16, so there should be plenty of stations in Eu for Eric to look for!!
Lefty, K1TOL 
11 Apr. 2017 - 16 Jul. 2017

Minami Torishima, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima group between mid-May and mid-July. 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 will also on 20/15/12/10/6 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL via JA8CJY or by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1312 11 Apr. 2017 - Mid Jul. 2017

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 25 th. 18 - 22 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
25 Jul. 2017 

August or later.

Botswana, A2. A Russia team will be active from Botswana sometime in mid-September. Operators mentioned are Yuri/RM0F (A25BI), Pavel/R2AD (A25SP) and YL Elena/RC5A (A25BE). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL all operators via ClubLog's OQRS (direct and Bureau) or LoTW (except R2AD).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1312 11 Apr. 2017 - Mid Sep. 2017

Galapagos, HC8. Operators YL Nancy/KG0YL, Ellis/N1MWJ, Jim/WB2REM, Geoffrey/G8OFQ and Mike/VK2BXE will be active as HD8M from Isabela Island between September 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on various modes. QSL via WB2REM or ClubLog's OQRS. Added note: Geoffrey, G8OFQ, will actually be there between August and October. Look for him to sign HC8/G8OFQ. QSL via LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1300 16 Jan. 2017 - 21 Sep. 2017

Cocos Island, VK9C. Lance, W7GJ, will once again be active from the Indian Ocean to focus on 6 meters EME QSOs. This time Lance is planning a 6 Meter EME DXpedition (for the first time) to West Island / Cocos Island as VK9CGJ between September 12-28th. All airline tickets have been purchased, and lodging reservations have been made. He informs OPDX this week of the following: "In order to get the word out as soon as possible, preliminary information on the upcoming 6m EME DXpedition is here: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Indian%20Ocean%202017.htm With the great increase in people capable of using digital modes, I hope to be able to provide these rare DXCC entities to many serious 6m DXers. Please check back for updated information! GL and VY 73, Lance"
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1305 20 Feb. 2017 - 28 Sep. 2017

Christmas Island, VK9X. Lance, W7GJ, will once again be active from the Indian Ocean to focus on 6 meters EME QSOs. This time Lance is planning a 6 Meter EME DXpedition to Christmas Island as VK9XGJ between October 2-18th. All airline tickets have been purchased, and lodging reservations have been made. He informs OPDX this week of the following: "In order to get the word out as soon as possible, preliminary information on the upcoming 6m EME DXpedition is here: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Indian%20Ocean%202017.htm With the great increase in people capable of using digital modes, I hope to be able to provide these rare DXCC entities to many serious 6m DXers. Please check back for updated information! GL and VY 73, Lance"
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1305 20 Feb. 2017 - 18 Oct. 2017

St. Martin, FS. Operators John/K9EL, Paul/K9NU, John/W9ILY and Mike/W9MK will be active as FS/homecall from the FS/K9EL QTH on St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) near the Orient Beach between December 1-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but will mainly be focused on the lower bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK63. Equipment will include 2 K3’s, a TS590 plus 3 amplifiers. The 160 meter antenna will be an Inverted L plus a SAL20 for receive. Announcements will be made on Twitter - #FSK9EL. Daily updates to ClubLog and LoTW are planned. QSL via their home callsigns – ClubLog's OQRS preferred for direct and Bureau cards.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1311 1 Dec. 2017 - 9 Dec. 2017

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 - 31 Dec. 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

2018 or later.

Bouvet Is., 3Y. Update. 3Y0Z. The following was added to the http://www.bouvetdx.org Web page on May 1st: We have added a prop- agation page to our website. It displays a series of videos showing propagation predictions during our anticipated stay on Bouvet Island — January-February of 2018. Find the page in our header menu and click on one of the videos to display time, frequency, and strength of signals anticipated at your QTH. The predictions are based on the average sunspot numbers predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for January of 2018.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1314 8 May 2017 - Late Jan. 2018

Bouvet Is., 3Y. Press Release #5, dated May 5th [edited]. The Bouvet Island DXpedition team (3Y0Z), is pleased to make an important announcement about our transportation plans to Bouvet Island. From the beginning, we have worked with Nigel Jolly to secure safe, reliable, and affordable transportation to Bouvet. We both have struggled with the costs involved in getting Nigel's ship and a helicopter from New Zealand to the tip of South America to begin the voyage to Bouvet. Together, we have been working to find alternatives while Nigel's vessel, the Claymore II stood ready for our use if we could not find a suitable alternative. We are announcing today that we have found an alternate vessel that eliminates the repositioning costs and at the same time adds additional margins of safety for our team. DAP, a Chilean maritime and aviation company that took some of us to Peter I in 2006, recently acquired a vessel that is perfect for our DX- pedition to Bouvet. This company also has a fleet of 16 helicopters. Bob, K4UEE, and George, N4GRN, have just returned from Punta Arenas, Chile, where they inspected the vessel, the helicopters and discussed our require- ments with DAP. Nigel Jolly supplied us with a checklist to be used while inspecting DAP's vessel and helicopter capabilities. Based on our observations, and our discussions, and based on DAP's reputation and our personal history with DAP; we feel we have found a sound alternative and optimum means of transportation to Bouvet. DAP's ship is somewhat larger than Nigel's vessel, and they have offered us two helicopters instead of only one. They are both medium duty, twin engine BO-105 helicopters. We will also have two pilots and mechanics with years of Antarctic flying experience. The ship is being re-fitted with a hanger to house those two helicopters during transit and poor weather conditions.. The vessel's Captain and crew have sailed the vessel for many years and have been retained by DAP. Interestingly, one of the crew members that will accompany us to Bouvet is Alejo Contreras Staeding. He is a well known Antarctic explorer, guide, glaciologist and adventurer. We met him in 2006 on the way to Peter I. We are extremely pleased to have him join us. We have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DAP and a formal contract is being drafted. We will review that contract with Nigel, and expect to sign it soon. This is an important step, as the new vessel and the capabil- ities of DAP will fully complement our team. This is a winning partnership that helps assure not only safety for our team, but an excellent chance of a very successful DXpedition under the extreme circumstances we are expecting. Our departure will be approximately mid-January, 2018, possibly sailing to Bouvet from King George Island. We expect 9-11 day voyage to Bouvet. When the weather allows, we will land on the island by helicopter. Our first priority will be to inspect the terrain, select a site clear of crevasses and establish our shelters stocked with emergency supplies. Once secured, we will bring the rest of our equipment ashore and commence radio operations as soon as possible. We expect to be at Bouvet for 21 days, and allowing for weather, hope to be on the air for 14-16 days. This is likely the most expensive DXpedition ever attempted and the operating team has committed to fund up to 50% of the costs. We are hopeful the DX community will fund the remainder. You may follow our planning progress and see our fund-raisings results on our website www.bouvetdx.org. 73, Ralph-K0IR Bob-K4UEE Erling-LA6VM
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1314 8 May 2017 - Late Jan. 2018 

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

Spratly Isl., 9M0. The international amateur radio team has postponed their December 2017 DXpedition and will be active from Layang Layang Island (Swallow Reef), Spratly Islands, in March of 2018. Look for 9M0W to be active for 8-10 days between March 10-20th. Operators mentioned are Hrane/YT1AD, Choi/HL5FUA, Dave/WD5COV, Dave/K3LP, Jim/K9JM, Dragan/YT3W, Dusko/ZL3WW, Mike/K6MKF, Alan/K6SRZ, Douglas/N6TQS, Chris/ VK3FY, Lee/VK3GK, Fred/PY2XB, and also 3-5 local amateurs from Kota Konibalu (9M6). The team has two vacant positions. Activity will be 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The reason for the delay of activity is because the Layang Layang resort is closed during the period between December-February 2018.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1312 11 Apr. 2017 - 20 Mar. 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

Senegal, 6W. Ronald, VE3REV, recently moved to Dakar in August, and plans to be active as 6W1SU for the next 2 to 3 years. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, and he is currently operating SSB only, but hoping to tackle CW later. His station is a Kenwood TS850S with a Yaesu FL1200Z Amp into a MA5B three element yagi, a 6M 6JXXJ 6 element yagi and dipoles for 40/80m. QSL via M0URX direct or the OQRS (direct or by the Bureau).
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1288 25 Oct. 2016 - summer 2019

Congo, 9Q. Fernando, EA4BB has been in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo for a few months and has now received his 9Q6BB licence. He expect to remain there for two or three years, and to operate CW and other modes on all bands. QSL via W3HNK, LoTW and eQSL; logsearch on Club Log.
SixItalia 25 Oct. 2016 - 2019

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. Dane, S53T is licensed as J28ND while on work assignment. His license is valid until 2019. Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands and 6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via S57DX.
Sixitalia Weekly 2 Apr. 2017 - 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+

Chatham Isl., ZL7. Operators Chris/ZL2DX and XYL Catherine/ZL2QT will be active as ZL7DX and ZL7QT, respectively, from Chatham Islands sometime in May for the next 3 years or longer. Activity will be on various HF bands plus 6m EME. QSL direct to: Chris Hannagan, Waitangi, Chatham Islands 8013, New Zealand.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1308 12 Mar 2017 - 2020+


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