Contest. A mail from Robin M1DUD/OZ3RE now F4VQT
says; The French 50 MHZ DDFM contest takes place this year from
1600 UTC on 13/06/15 until 1600 14/06/15 Valid modes for the contest
are CW, SSB, FM and reports are serial number and locator
plus a department number for French stations. for example F4VQT would
send 599 002 IN98OP 50. Details at http://concours.r-e-f.org/reglements/actuels/reg_ddfm50_fr_201303.pdf
Contest, Open / WW.
3B9. Jose, EA5IDQ, will
move on from Mauritius to Rodriguez and get on the air from the
19th to the 24th as 3B9/EA5IDQ. QRV on 40-6m on SSB and RTTY. QSL
via h/c (d/B), ClubLog OQRS. http://www.dxpedition.eu/
Burkina Fasu, XT. Harald, DF2WO will be active again as
XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 30 May to 30 June. He
will operate QRS CW and PSK31 on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL
Scotland, GM. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again
be active as GS3PYE/P from the Isle of Mull between May 15-22nd.
Ten operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m
to 80m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME.
The HF bands will be covered by four simultaneous stations, while
the 6m & 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the
UK and Europe from the island's eastern edge in IO76EJ square. Please
check their Web page for details on how to arrange skeds on the
more challenging bands, modes, VHF and EME. All links are available
via: http://dx.camb-hams.com QSL via OQRS (info on QRZ.com) or M0VFC direct or via
Niue, E6. Operators Kanno/JA2AAU, Iku/JA2ATE, Iwao/JA2LSS
and Mori/JA2ZS will be active as E6NZ, E6TE, E6SS and E6ZS, respectively,
from Namukulu between May 15-25th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA2ZS.
ZF2. Operators Bill/NZ5N
and Pete/N8PR will be going to Cayman Islands to operate mainly
EME on 2 meters between May 20-25th. Their callsign will be ZF2EM.
(Could not get ZF2EME since they only have 2x2 callsigns.) They
will be on the HF bands when the moon is not up, mainly in the mornings
local time. Probably JT65 and SSB. Bands will be determined by what
antennas are available at the club station when they arrive (160-6m).
QSL via N8PR, direct with SASE or via LoTW after their week is over
and they return.
Aruba, P4. Peter (VK3FN) as P40FN, Chris (VK3FY)
as P40FY and David (K3LP) as P40DC will be active from Aruba (WW
Loc. FK42xn) between 19-26th May. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and
Digital modes. QSL all calls via M0OXO - bureau requests ONLY via
Club Log OQRS.
Kenya, 5Z. Members of the Italian DXpedition Team
(IDT) are pleased to announce its next DXpedition to the Republic
of Kenya. Unlike its previous activities, this trip is dedicated
to a specific event: The recent authorization for the usage of 6
meter band in Kenya. Activity will take place between May 21-31st
and the team will use the callsign 5Z0L. Operators mentioned are
Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and
Stefano/IK2HKT. Pilot stations is Art/IK7JWY and Sergio/IK0FTA (for
6m). The suggested operating frequencies are:
Kenya, 5Z. Sixitalia, official sponsor of I.D.B.
for Kenya is proud to diffuse this news: The Italian DXpedition
Team is pleased to announce its next DXpedition. Unlike some of
its previous activities this trip is dedicated to a specific event,
the recent authorization for the usage of 6 meter band in Republic
of Kenya. Using this frequency the team will dedicate its effort
to a less time on HF compared to others recent activations. The
trip is planned for the 21st of May until the 31st of May 2015
and the crew will use the call 5ZØL
Swalbard / Bear
Isl., JW. Sunday the 2
nd. of November I had a eyeball QSO with Svein LA9JKA (JX9JKA &
JW9JKA) at the Amateur meeting in Odense (ATF), where UKSMG had
a stand. Svein reviled that he would leave for Bear Island during
this week, where from he will be QRV as JW9JKA. Bear Island is situated
in the Arctic ocean right between Swalbard and the northern tip
Togo, 5V. Mike, SQ3PMM/9G5AG, will be active as
5V7MI from Togo. This is not a DXpedition, but a trip with a camper
across Africa. Activity will probably be the same as his Ghana operation
on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. He will be using a FT-857 into
a multi-band antenna. QSL via SQ3PMM.
Bahamas, C6. Eric, K9GY, will once again be active
as C6AYM this time from Grand Bahama Island between May 27th and
June 1st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW and SSB. Also look
for him during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 23-24th) as a Single-Op/
All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via K9GY, direct or by the Bureau.
Log will be uploaded to LoTW.
Aruba, P4. Operators Dave/N4QS and Dave/NU4N will
be active from Carl's, P49V (SK), "Cook's Radio Retreat"
http://www.p49v.com on Aruba between May 26th and June 2nd.
Activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 30-31st). Callsign(s)
are not known yet. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all
bands and 6m, probably on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via NU4N.
Greenland, OX. Operators Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Sigi/DL7DF
and Frank/DL7UFR will be on an "Arctic DXpedition" and
active as OX/DJ6TF, OX/DK1BT, OX/DL7DF and OX/DL7UFR, respectively,
from Tasiilaq Island between June 3-12th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. If possible, they we will
operate on 6m with a FT857D. Equipment consists of 2 transceivers
K2, 2 power amplifiers OX1000, 18 m lowband vertical, a R7, a spiderbeam
for 20/17/15/12/10m and a 5 element yagi for 6m. QSL via DL7DF,
direct or by the Bureau. They will upload the full logs of the DXpedition
to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition. For more details and
uploads, see: http://www.dl7df.com/ox/index.php
Niger, 5U. Chris, F4WBN/TL0A, will once again be
active as 5U5U from Niger between May 30th and June 16th. Activity
will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using SSB and some RTTY. QSL
via his home callsign direct.
St. Martin, FS. Update. John, K9EL, will once again be
active as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between May 28th
and June 18th. Activity will probably be on 80-6 meters 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
St. Martin, FS. John, K9EL, will once again be active
as FS/K9EL from St. Martin (WW Loc. FK88) between May 28th and June
16th. Activity will probably be on 160-6 meters. He will be running
500 watts into a 3 element yagi on 6m, dipoles for 10-30m and a
vertical for 40-80m. John will operate on 60m if there is interest.
Montserrat, VP2M. Operators Barry/N0KV, Ken/W0ETT, Greg/W0ZA
and Jim/WD0E will be active as VP2MKV from Gingerbread Hill, St.
Peters (grid square FK86), between June 10-18th. Activity will be
on 80-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also participate
in the ARRL VHF Contest and some satellite operations (FO-29 only
on selected passes). The two primary radios will be Elecraft K3's
with 500 watt amplifiers. Antennas include a Mosley Classic 33 on
10/15/20, a folding hexbeam by Folding Antennas (Germany) on 20-10
meters, verticals on 30 and 40 meters, a dipole on 75-80 meters,
and an M2 5 element 6 meter beam. They will run 500 watts on 6m
SSB/CW and FSK441. A 6 meter beacon is planned and will be on 50.102
MHz when the station is not manned, and receive will be active between
beacon trans-missions to listen for calls.
Maldives, 8Q. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active
as 8Q7CQ between June 5-18th. His last activity was limited because
Nobby was on his honeymoon with his wife Maxine. Operations this
time will be on the Island of Meedhupparoo. Activity will be on
the HF band but with a serious effort on 6 meters. Modes will be
SSB with some PSK31. His equipment will be a FT-897 with a 400 watt
amp into a small 6m beam, DK9SQ vertical loop for the HF bands and
possibly a 3 element tribander. QSL via Owen, G4DFI, direct or by
the Bureau. Visit Nobby's Web page at http://g0vjg.piczo.com/?cr=5
[Reported broken link at 20150323 e.]
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 June 13th and July 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6
meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the
IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 11-12th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier.
Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted
S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. ALL QSLs go
to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.
Contest, Open / WW.
HB0. Members of the
Belgian International Police Association Radio Club (OO6P) will
be active as HB0/OO6P from Triesen between June 21-26th. Operators
mentioned are YL Carine/ON3CAR, Michel/ON4MW, Rene/ON6OM, Eddy/ON6ZV
and Martin/ON7EG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY
and PSK31/63 (see Web below for suggested frequencies). A QSOs with
OO6P are valid for all IPA awards. QSL via ON6ZV. Visit their Web
site at http://www.qsl.net/o/on6om//hb0-oo6p
HI. Vittorio, DJ0ML, will
be active as HI7/DJ0ML from Higuey until June 2015. Activity will
be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 meters. QSL via home call direct.
C6. Pete VE3IKV / C6AUX
writes; Will be active from the Baycaner Beach Resort at Pirate's
Well on Mayaguana Island in the far south-eastern Bahamas Islands
(Grid FL32) on 6 meters CW & SSB from June 22 to July 6, 2015
using the same set-up as at TF/VE3IKV. QSL direct via VE3IKV. Here
is a Google satellite view of the island https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-73.0812619,31975m/data=!3m1!1e3 More information on Mayaguana Island is
here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Mayaguana ...and also here: http://baycanerbeach.com/index.php/bahamas-mayaguana I may not want to come back home!
St. Eutatius, PJ5. Operators Rich/K5AND, Chris/W3CMP and
Terry/K4RX will be active from St. Eustatius between June 25th and
July 6th. Callsign has not been announced yet (possibly PJ5/homecall
or special callsign). Activity will have an emphasis on 6 meters,
but with some HF and Low Band operations. QSL via K5AND. There will
be ClubLog updates.
TJ. Thomas, DL8SEQ
(7J1AIJ, AA8NN), working for German Foreign Service, and presently
in Yaounde until the summer of 2015, is now active as TJ3TS. He
is currently using an Icom IC-720, but will have a Yaesu FT-897
and Kenwood TL922 during the first week of May 2014. Antennas are
a Spiderbeam (20/15/10m) and a homebrew dipole for 80/40/30m. Modes
will be SSB and the Digimodes (PSK, JT-65, JT9). He will attempt
to be active on the Oscars, and next month he hope to be active
on 6 meters as well. His QSL Manager is SWL PA3249 (only direct
with SAE and 2 GS). At the moment, Thomas is working on QSL design.
The QRZ.com page is not up-to-date yet. Thomas has an aviation Web
site page at http://www.n81eu.eu(aero-mobile
operations have been performed during his first Atlantic-crossing
on 20 meter with a magloop [built from a bicycle rim] aboard.) He
informed OPDX that his previous DXpeditions have been from Guam,
Palau and Ogasawara in the early 1990s.
August or later.
Seychelles, S7. Giovanni "John", IZ2DPX, will
be active possibly as S79DPX (pending) from the Seychelles between
August 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters and all modes.
QSL via his home callsign. For more details and update, see http://iz2dpx.jimdo.com
Micronesia, V6. Lance W7GJ, writes; Hello 6m DXers! This
year's dedicated 6m EME DXpedition will be from V6M in PK90va, August
26-September 3, 2015, in celebration of my 50 years of VHF DXing.
I hope to surpass my record from last July's DXpedition to KH8,
where I completed with 68 stations on 6m EME. Anyway, you know
that you can count on me to be making a dedicated effort to work
as many serious 6m operators as possible! I will not have any
internet or email communications from V6, but I have published a
planned operating schedule on my web page. Full details
are here: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Micronesia2015.htm
Wake Isl., KH9. Mike, AG6IP, will be active as K6W on
Wake Island between September 4-19th. His operation is to celebrate
the 70th anniversary/memorial of the "End Battle of Wake Island"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. Look
for more details to be forthcoming.
HC8. Geoff, G8OFQ, will
once again be active as HC8/G8OFQ from Isabella Island between July
1st and September 30th (2015). Activity will be on 160-6 meters
using SSB only. Geoff is working as a volunteer for the Galapagos
National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center (see pictures
on QRZ.com) on Isabela Island. QSL via HA3JB.
Wallis and Fortuna
Isl., FW. Jean-Jacques,
TK5JJ, will leave Corsica for 2 years and travel to Wallis Island
where he will be active as FW5JJ. He hopes to be active very soon
after his arrival with an Icom 756PRO and G5RV antenna. The rest
of his equipement will arrive later. He will be active on SSB, CW
and the Digital modes on all HF bands, 6m and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL.
Tuvalu, T2. Stan, LZ1GC (C21GC, 3D2GC), will be active
as T2GC from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel in Funafuti between September
24th and October 14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or
LoTW. The preferred method for a QSL or LoTW requests is via his
PayPal. There will probably be a OQRS on ClubLog. Look for more
details and Web page to be forthcoming.
Fernando de Noronha,
PY0F. Ron, AA4VK, updates
us on January 5th [edited]: Three of the five member 1992 Navassa
DXpedition Team, Ron/AA4NC, Will/AA4VK, and Murray/WA4DAN are planning
a "reunion" DXpedition to PY0F, Fernando de Noronha between
October 18-27th, including operating in the CQWW Phone Contest.
An all-band operation is planned on 160-6 meters with SSB, CW and
RTTY. AA4NC will enter the contest as a Single-Op. A decision will
be made later on whether to enter in a Multi-Op category. More details
V7. Rolf, DL7VEE, T30 Team
Leader, reports [edited]: "After the T30D in 2014, our group
has decided to go to Majuro, Marshall Islands, in October 13-28th,
2015. The team includes Bert/DL2RNS, Georg/DL4SVA, Rudolf/DK3CG,
Sid/DM2AYO, Günter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, Heye/ DJ9RR, Joe/DK5WL,
Franz/DL9GFB, Wolf/DM2AUJ and Rolf/DL7VEE. We should get our license
at arrival. The callsign V73D is promised. All flights are booked
and accommodation is reserved. Our 11 team members and the technical
equipment are well prepared to start another DXpedition. We will
make a serious effort on CW, SSB and RTTY, between 160-6 meters.
More information and a website will be available soon ... 73 Rolf
DL7VEE, Team Leader"
KH8. Masahiro, JH3PRR,
will once again be active as KH8B from the Turtle & Shark Lodge
in Pago Pago during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th), probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. His operations will take place between October 21-26th and
November 25-30th. If like last time, his equipment will be: K3+2K-FA
1.5kW, 10-20m Hexbeam and 30-160m VDP. He will have a 6m beacon.
Outside of the contest, activity will be focused on AS, EU and AF.
QSL via JH3PRR or LoTW (preferred). OQRS via ClubLog will also be
available too. Contest log will be uploaded after a week. OQRS Bureau
will be available for only 4 months and closed after that.
Angola, D2. Igor/UA9OBO is currently staying in Angola
until 8 Dec. 2015 and operates as D3AM. QSL via UA1QV.
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.
2016 or later.
KH5. (Press Release #1,
April 18th)[edited]. Craig/K9CT) and Lou/N2TU are proud to announce
a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra (KH5) ranks in the top ten
on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe. After many months of negotiations
with US Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy, the Palmyra
Island DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate
Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll during January 2016.
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, 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/
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
South Sudan, Z8. Massimo, IZ0EGB is currently QRV as Z81B
from Juba. He is active on 40 to 6 meters using SSB. His length
of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.
Benin, TY. Update. Patrice "Pat", LA0HF,
is now active as TY2BP from Ouidah. He informs OPDX, "I am
here for an indefinite time, but I may have to go back to Norway
for a while, at any time." Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10/6
meters SSB. QSL via IK2IQD.