The Contest´s of the summer 2016.
The 50MHz Open
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
& 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:
Contest, Open / WW.
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
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.
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.
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.
December or later.
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.
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.
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/
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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