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2011 - Still Active

22/10/2011:  RA/KE5JA  SAKHALIN ISLAND -
Max, KE5JA, will be active as RA/KE5JA from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island (AS-018, RR-13-12, WLOTA 2318, RDA SL-01) while on a four year work assignment starting 22 October 2011. Rig is a Flex-5000A, ACOM 1000 amp, and OCF dipole. QSL via home call (see [ARRL DX News]


Pierre, ZS1HF, is QRV as ZD9M from Gough Island (AF-030) while on work assignment at the SANAP Weather Station (WWFF GFF-028). Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via ZS1A ( Updates will be posted to [ARRL DX News]

07/06/2014:  C6ATH  BAHAMA ISLANDS -
Tim, AF1G, has moved to Andros Island (NA-001, WW Loc FL14CQ) and is going to stay for several years near the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center. He is QRV as C6ATH during his weekends, US\ holidays, and some contests. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call (Timothy G. Hardy, PSC 1012, Box 593, FPO, AA 34058, USA) and LoTW. [ARRL DX News]

11/08/2014:  VR2UU  HONG KONG -
Jeffrey, K0UU, will be acive as VR2UU from Hong Kong (AS-006, WLOTA 1591) until the end of 2015. QSL via LoTW preferred. Direct mailing address through December 2015: 80 Robinson Rd, T1-20C, Hong Kong S.A.R. [DX Newsletter]

30/08/2014:  5R8SV  MADAGASCAR -
Jack, AI4SV, will be active from Antananarivo, Madagascar (AF-013, WLOTA 2455), as 5R8SV for approx 3 years starting the end of August 2014. He will be active mainly on CW on the HF bands but does like to experiment with other modes. QSL via G3SWH, OQRS (preferred) and LoTW. Website: [DX-World]


15/02/2015:  SU9IG  EGYPT -
Ivan, OM3CGN will be active as SU9IG from Cairo, Egypt, from 15th February 2015 until 15th June 2016. QRV is on 160 to 10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY with varying power levels for each mode. QSL to home call. [ARRL DX News

14/04/2015:  RI1ANM  ANTACTICA -
Alex, RX3ABI will be active as RI1ANM from Novolazarevskaya Station (AA U-08, WAP RUS-09, WWFF RFF-0162), Schirmacher Oasis, Princess Astrid Coast, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (IOTA AN-016) until March 2016. QRV on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via operator instructions. [ATDX]

21/04/2015:  YJ0MT  VANUATU - Postponed
Masa, JA0RQV (ex-A35JP/p) will be active from Port Vila (WW Loc. RH42DG), Efate Island (OC-035, WLOTA 1051), Shefa province, Republic of Vanuatu, as YJ0MT from 21st April until 5th May, 2015. QRV on 40-6m, CW/SSB (mostly CW) when time permits due to business commitments, using IC-7000(100W) and Vertical. Note from Masa: "Operation will be limited in night time as it is business trip. I will try to be serious in weekend. QTH will be large hotel in down town facing only for EU and AS. Antenna should be managed within the small private balcony. VY SRI for NA and SA." QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Further info and updates at: [DX-World]

29/05/2015:  XU7AGA  CAMBODIA -
Jarrad, VK3HXT, has recently received his XU7AGA callsign and has moved to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, to be with his brother located on Koh Rong [Rong Island] (AS-133, WW Loc. OK10SO). Koh Rong is located off shore from Sihanoukville (Krong Preah Sihanouk, formerly Kompong Som), Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. He has two HF radios - Icom IC-7200 HF/6m transceiver and Yaesu FT-817ND QRP transceiver (which he is currently using). At some stage in the future, he hopes to be able to offer visiting hams the chance to rent his Sihanoukville Shack, and provide advice (and equipment). Jarrad will also be active from Koh Rong Island often during his stay using the callsign XU7AGA/p. QSL via VK3HXT. For more details and possible updates, see under XU7AGA. Club Log's OQRS is available and LoTW will be available soon. [OPDX Bulletin]

Max, KE5JA will be active starting 30th May 2015 as 7Z1JA from Jubail (WW Loc. LL46TX), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the next three or more years while working there. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. For fast QSL direct replies, QSL via his address in Bahrain: P.O. Box 82459, Budaiya, Kingdom of Bahrain. You may QSL via his Texas, USA address for KE5JA, but cards will only be answered several times a year when Max is home. Also QSL via USA QSL Bureau (W5 DX QSL ARRL Incoming Buro, PO Box 10, Hobart, OK 73651). [ARRL DX News]

11/06/2015:  E51DWC  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Milan, OK1DWC, is now active as E51DWC from the island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WLOTA 0971), South Cook Islands, for the next few weeks to celebrate his birthday. His activity will be holiday style (family holiday) on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 metre bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Milan really did not state how long he will be there, but mentioned, "I plan to return once I will miss skating and skiing." QSL via home call (Club Log OQRS preferred). Log will be uploaded to LoTW once a month. For further information and updates see: [DX-World]

01/08/2015:  RI1FJ  FRANZ JOSEF LAND -
Starting August 2015, Eugene UA4RX, will be staying on Heiss Island, F.J.L (IOTA EU-019) for one year. When time permits he will be QRV as RI1FJ on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via UA2FM, direct only, CLub Log OQRS or LoTW. [DX-World]

06/11/2015:  ZD8W  ASCENSION ISLAND -
Oliver, W6NV will once again be active as ZD8W from Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491) between 6th November and 4th December. Activity also during CQWW DX CW Contest. QRV holiday style outside of the contest on all HF bands. QSL via home call, direct (Oliver Sweningsen, P.O. Box 90, Orinda, CA 94563, USA) or LoTW. [DX-World]

23/11/2015:  PJ6/H.C.'s  SABA -
Seppo, OH1VR and Henri, OH3JR will be active as PJ6/homecall from a cottage on the island of Saba (NA-145, WLOTA 2043) between 23 November and 2 December 2015. QRV on the HF bands using CW/SSB/RTTY, also participation in CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November). QSL PJ6/OH1VR via home call direct only (SAE + IRC or 2 USDs). QSL PJ6/OH3JR via the information on under OH3JR. [DX-World]

23/11/2015:  XV2D  VIETNAM -
Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR) will be active from Phan Tiet (WW Loc. OK40DW), Vietnam, as XV2D between 23rd November and 5th December 2015. This is a holiday style expedition, but with more serious focus on CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November). Entry category to be defined later. Before and after the contest look for Mats mainly on CW and SSB. Possibly DIGI modes too. Automatic LoTW shortly after operation. Direct QSL according to later details. NO Bureau QSL. [DX-World]

03/12/2015:  E51XGI  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Look for Haru, JA1XGI to be active from Tupapa Village, Rarotonga Island (OC-013, WLOTA 0971, WW Loc. BG08CT), South Cook Islands, as E51XGI between 3-10 December, 2015. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via JA1XGI direct, bureau, Club Log OQRS or LoTW. Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

16/12/2015:  VK2IAY/9  LORD HOWE ISLAND -
Steve, G0UIH will be active from Lord Howe Island (IOTA OC-004, WWFF VKFF-0295) as VK2IAY/9 between 16-23 December 2015. QRV on 20-10 metre SSB only possibly other bands. After Lord Howe Island activity, Steve may be activate from some other IOTA references around VK although nothing has been confirmed. QSL is via G0UIH direct or via the Bureau. [DX-World]

29/12/2015:  VK2IAY/3  PHILLIP ISLAND -
Look for Steve, (G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI) to be staying for 4 days on Phillip Island (IOTA OC-136) between 29th December 2015 and 1st January 2016, and being active as VK2IAY/3. Activity will be SSB only on 20m. The antenna will be a wire dipole and 100w (IC706MK2G). Look around 14260 kHz. A 4 colour special double QSL card sponsored by Vortex Antenna Systems will be available in early 2016. QSL is via G0UIH, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]


VP8STI and VP8SGI are the callsigns issued for the Intrepid-DX Group to use during their DXpedition to South Thule Island (South Sandwich) and South Georgia Island. In addition, the team will use VP8IDX (Intrepid DX Group) from Stanley, Falkland Islands (SA-002, WLOTA 1479) and during their voyage to South Sandwich and South Georgia. The DXpedition will take place in January-February 2016. The team will be on each island for ten days, with eight full days of radio. Full information at: [425 DX News]

11/01/2016:  K5P  PALMYRA ATOLL -
The DXpedition to Cooper Island, Palmyra Atoll (OC-085, USi OI-010S, WW Loc. AJ85xv), Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (WWFF KFF-0116) has been confirmed to take place on 11-26 January 2016. A team of Twelve highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions (Ralph K0IR, Bob K4UEE, John K6MM, Craig K9CT, Mike K9NW, Lou N2TU, Jim N9TK, Tom ND2T, Ralph K0IR, Glenn W0GJ, Dick W3OA, Hal W8HC and Jerry WB9Z) will be active with five stations on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and digital modes, using the call sign K5P. Most of the equipment (antennas, coax, wire, connectors, and site material) has already been purchased, tested and shipped to Palmyra. It is estimated this DXpedition will incur costs of over 200,000 USD (plus individual and personal expenses). Support has been already received from many Foundations, Clubs and individuals, but on 25 June the team reported to be "about 30,000 USD short of our need for the next payment 1st November. So please donate as soon as possible to help with the upfront costs". For complete information and how to donate at: [W0GJ]

12/01/2016:  E5*J*  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Japanese operators Tatsuo JA3ARJ, Masumi JA3AVO, Jusei JA3IVU, Nakasako JA3UJR, Nori JF3HPN, Kunio JH3LSS and Hiroko (YL) JH3PBL plan activity from the Kii Kii Motel, Rarotonga Island (OC-013, WLOTA 0971) from 12-21 January 2016. They are requesting a group call (E5*J*). For more details and updates, see: [DX-World]]

15/01/2016:  3Y/B  BOUVET ISLAND -
Mark, ON4WW has been granted permission by the Norwegian Polar Institute to land and stay at Cape Valdivia, Bouvet Island [aka Bouvetoya] (IOTA AN-002, WWFF LAFF-044) for three months, from mid-January until mid-April 2016. This is intended to be a one-man amateur radio DXpedition, with a target of 100,000 CW, SSB and RTTY QSOs on the HF bands and daily log uploads to Club Log, LoTW and eQSL. "Whether or not this DXpedition will take place depends on the next big hurdle: funding", Mark says. A web page providing background information and full details including the funding approach is available at: The email address to contact Mark with regard to the DXpedition is bouvet2016[@] [425 DX News]

??/03/2016:  E44Y  PALESTINE -
A multi-national team consisting of Kaspars YL1ZF, Miran S50O, Romeo S59M, Fulvio HB9DHG, Marco HB9OCR, Col MM0NDX, Santos EA4AK, Rodrigo EA7JX, Jorge HK1R, Sal HK1T, Peter PD1RP, Mariano LU8EOT, Tim LW9EOC and possibly others are planning an expedition to the Mosaic Guesthouse, located in the village of Sebastia, Palestine, in March, 2016. QRV as E44Y on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX. Further information and updates on their website at: [DX-World]

06/03/2016:  VK0EK  HEARD ISLAND -
The tentative dates have been announced by Richard, KY6R, for the VK0EK Heard Island (AN-003, WWFF VKFF-565) DXpedition - between 6 March and 20 April, 2016. Actual dates still subject to change. The initial operators include Bob KK6EK, Peter ON6TT, Christian DL1MGB, Mike N6MZ, Franz DJ9ZB, Carlos NP4IW, Alan AD6E, George ("Nick") N4GRN, Gerd DJ5IW, Paul N6PSE, Wes W3WL, Glenn W0GJ, Bill AA7XT and Joe (Nobel physics) K1JT. The campsite will be located on the east side of Heard Island, enabling paths to areas of the world that were not accessible in the last operation (in 1997). Website: [425 DX News]

14/03/2016:  VK9CK  COCOS (KEELING) -
A DXpedition to Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003) between 14-26 March, 2016 is the plan for Lars LB2TB, Rune LA6YIA, Bjorn LB1GB and Morten LA9DFA calling themselves the "Dipper DXers". Using the callsign VK9CK, they will operate 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Focus on ATNO and 160/80m. QSL via their OQRS on Club Log (preferred) or via their QSL Manager LA6OP, direct or by the bureau. Log will be uploaded to the LoTW as soon as possible after the DXpedition. Full details and updates on their website at: [DX-World]

05/07/2016:  CY9  SAINT PAUL ISLAND -
Operators Randy, N0TG and Murray, WA4DAN will co-lead a DXpedition to St. Paul Island [North] (NA-094, CIsA NS-003, WLOTA 0559, Grid Loc. FN97WF) sometime in July 2016 (possibly 5-13th July), callsign TBA. St. Paul island belongs to Victoria county, Nova Scotia, for the Canadian county hunters - yes Canada does have counties in several Provinces. Their permit for CY9-land is granted only during July and August. Exact dates are yet to be determined. Operators mentioned are Will AA4NC, Jay K4ZLE, Bill K5DHY, Wayne K8LEE, Randy N0TG, Aaron VA1AXC, Murray WA4DAN and possibly another operator. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. Questions/comments can be sent via E-mail to N0TG (see For more details and updates, see: [OPDX Bulletin]

09/07/2016:  HB0/RC3C  LIECHTENSTEIN -
Tony, RC3C and Oleg, HB9RB will return to Gaflei, Triesenberg mountain, Liechtenstein for the IARU HF Championship (9-10 July 2016) as HB0/homecall. HB0/RC3C will be used during the contest. Activity after contest in CW/SSB/RTTY modes on HF/VHF/UHF bands until approx 14th July. QSL HB0/RC3C via home call, Bureau (preffered !), eQSL or LoTW. QSL HB0/HB9RB via home call, direct or bureau. Further information and updates on their website at: [DxCoffee]