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 winter 2016/17.

UKSMG Winter Marathon Event
The Winter Marathon runs between December 1st. 2016 and January 31 st. 2017 on the Six Metre band. Further information can be found on the UKSMG Winter Marathon page, and the full rules are available on the UKSMG Winter Marathon Rules page.

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.


Ivory Coast, TU. The Radio Club of Provins, F6KOP, is organizing a dxpedition to Ivory Coast in next March 2017, from 9 to 19. The TU callsign is pending. They will be active on HF + 6m on CW/SSB/RTTY.
The international team consists of experienced operators. Some of them were part of ones of important dxpeditions of the past years like FT5TA, FT5JA, J5C, 3G0ZC , 7P8C and so on.
Namely they are: Frank/F4AJQ, team leader, Patrick/F2DX, Jean-Luc/F1ULQ/( aka AK8DX), Jimmy/F4DLM/( aka AF7JJ), Herman/ON4QX/( aka KM6CCP), John/OE5TGL (aka F5VHQ/EI4VGL/KW4OA), Philippe/F4DSE, Raymond/F5MFV, Kurt/ON8KW, Damien/F4AZF, Frank/F5TVG.
The pilot for English speaking people is Col/MM0NDX,
QSL via F1ULQ, direct (sorry no IRC), French REF Bureau (only this one), LotW, OQRS on Clublog.
More information will be provided soon, on this mailing list and sidely on the Dxpedition web page available at  https://tu2017dx.wordpress.com/
The team is serching to complete the CW crew, two  CW only operators.
If you are interested or if you know some friends interested by this deal, please contact, without any delay, Frank Pouchin/F4AJQ, team leader at f4ajq@wanadoo.fr to get the DXpedition conditions.
Past F6KOP's foreign activities among a lot of DXpéditions : 5V7C, 5H1C, J5C, FT4TA, XT2C, 7P8C, 3G0ZC, 5X8C, TJ9FP, TS7C, IS0R, TO7CC (Réunion Isl), TO7C (French Guyana), PJ4C , TM7CC (Ouessant Isl), TM77C (Molene Isl), and other.
Thanks to forward to your friends, Clubs, Associations.
See you on the bands, The TU2017 by F6KOP team
Maurice F5NQL 17 Jan. 2017 - 19 Mar. 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

Palau, T8. Noboru, JH1OLB, will be active as T88DT from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between February 17-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (depending on condition) using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1300 16 Jan. 2017 - 21 Feb. 2017

Palau, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island between June 9-18th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL. He now has a Web page at http://t8cw.idou.net
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1300 16 Jan. 2017 - Jun. 18 th.

Micronesia, V6. Operators Kaku/JA6REX and Toshiya/JH6HZH will once again be active as V633KS and V633ZH, respectively, from Chuuk (Truk) Islands between March 19th and April 3rd. Activity will probably be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW    - 1822, 3513, 7013, 10115, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
SSB   - 3750, 7082, 14200, 18130, 21285, 24950 and 28410 kHz
RTTY - 3525, 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
6M    - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
QSL via V633KS via JA6REX, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. QSL V633ZH via JH6HZH, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see
http://v63.webcrow.jp
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1300 16 Jan. 2017 - 3 April. 2017


DX / Activity calendar - by expiration date.

Starting

Ending

Call

WWL.

Opr.

QSL via

Remarks

ongoing

Feb.

TZ5XR

 

F5IXR

F5MXH 

LoTW

Feb. 17 th.

Feb. 21 st.

T88DT

 

JH1OLB

JH1OLB 

 

Feb. 13 th.

Mar. 7 th.

HK0/AA4NC

 

AA4NC

AA4NC

 

Mar. 9 th.

Mar. 19 th.

TU...

 

Int. team

F1ULQ 

LotW, OQRS on Clublog 

Mar. 20 th.

Mar. 24 th.

ZF2CJ

 

JJ2RCJ

JJ2RCJ 

OQRS or LoTW 

Mar. 19 th.

Apr. 3 rd.

V633KS
V633ZH

 

JA6REX
JH6HZH

JA6REX
JH6HZH 

Direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS 

Apr.

Apr.

CE0...

 

CE5WQO ao

 

 

Jun. 9 th.

Jun. 18 th.

T8CW

 

JH0IXE

JA0FOX

JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL 

Aug.

Oct.

HC8/G8OFQ

 

G8OFQ

G8OFQ

LoTW

Sep. 14 th.

Sep. 21 st.

HD8M

 

Int. team

WB2REM

ClubLog's OQRS

ongoing

Dec. 31 st.

A31MM

 

JA6WFM

EA5GL

 

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 


DX information - by expiration date.

February.

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 28 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
28 Feb. 2017 

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 meters during his spare time. QSL via F5MXH and LoTW.
Sixitalia Weekly 22 Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2017

March or later.

San Andres & Providencia. HK0. Will, AA4NC, will be active as HK0/AA4NC from San Andres Island between February 13th and March 7th, 2017. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes, probably on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be active in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) and ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op / Low-Power entries and signing with a 5K0 callsign (pending). QSL via AA4NC.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1287 25 Oct. 2016 - 7 Mar. 2017

Cayman Isl., ZF2. Kan, JJ2RCJ, will be active as ZF2CJ from the ZF1A Amateur Radio Club Station on Grand Cayman Island between March 20-24th, 2017. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, but with a focus on RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct (only GS no IRCs), OQRS or LoTW.
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1285 25 Oct. 2016 - 24 Mar. 2017

April or later.

San Felix, CE0. 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

Guinea-Bissau, J5. Posponed! The Italian Dxpedition Team informs that the J5T Dxpedition to Guinea Bissau IOTA AF020, scheduled for the month of November, will be delayed to the second half of 2017. For the Italian Dxpedition Team, 73 de Silvano, I2YSB.
SixItalia 25 Nov. 2016 - Autum 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 - 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

2018 or later.

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

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. 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.