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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]

01/06/2015:  JW2US  HOPEN ISLAND -
In a few weeks Eric, LA2US will be off to the Arctic again, this time to Hopen Island (IOTA EU-063), one of Svalbard's Coastal Island. ETA Hopen Island first week of June for a 6 months stay. He will be operational as JW2US on CW on/around IOTA frequencies or at the lower band edges. This will be a spare time operation. Hes working very odd hours so please do not ask for sked. If you live on/operate from an Island (IOTA) or you're on an Expedition of some kind, your QSL card will be highly appreciated. His award hunt is via LoTW and eQSL, and your upload will be greatly appreciated. The recommended way to request a JW2US QSL card (Bear Island or Hopen Island) is via OQRS Club Log, both direct and bureau. [DX-World]

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]

20/06/2015:  HK3JCL  COLOMBIA -
Lothar, DK8LRF will be active again from Villa Mariposa (WW Loc. FJ34FG), municipality of Restrepo, Meta Department, Colombia, between 20th June and 20th October 2015 as HK3JCL. Rig: Kenwood TS-50, Ameritron AL-811 HY, MFJ-962D Versa Tuner III with Rhombic antennas, Yaesu FT-2500 M for Echolink. QSL via home call, bureau is preferred way. [ATDX]

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]

24/09/2015:  T2GC  TUVALU -
Stan, LZ1GC (ex-C21GC, 3D2GC) plans activity from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel, Funafuti island (WW Loc. RI91OL), Tuvalu (OC-015) as T2GC between 24 September and 4 October 2015. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY with a target of 30K QSOs. Funafuti island forms part of the Funafuti Conservation Area [aka Kogatapu Conservation Area; Funafuti Marine Conservation Area] (WWFF T2FF-0001). QSL via LZ1GC, direct (PayPal) or bureau, also ClubLog OQRS. Website: [DX-World]

27/09/2015:  E51MQT  NORTH COOK ISLANDS -
Rob N7QT, YL Melanie N7BX and Grant KZ1W plan activity as E51MKW and E51MQT from Manihiki Island (IOTA OC-014), North Cook Islands, between 27th September and 29th October 2015. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, using a K3/KPA500 and a CrankIR vertical on the beach. QSL via N7BX, direct with SASE (IRC or 2USD), LoTW or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

30/09/2015:  NH0/DL2AH  MARIANA ISLANDS -
Uli, DL2AH plans holiday style activity from Rota Island, Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between 30th September and 16th October 2015. QRV on 40-10 metres, mostly SSB, using 100 Watts and Triple Leg. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

The team for the 1-12 October TX3X DXpedition to the Chesterfield Islands (OC-176) now includes eleven operators: Joe AA4NN, Pista HA5AO, Gene K5GS, Ross K6GFJ, John K6MM, Kevin K6TD, Stu K6TU, Tom ND2T, Steve W1SRD, Les W2LK and Mike WA6O. The pilot stations now include Ralf W4HK (Chief Pilot and North America), Hiroo JA1WSX (Japan), Al 4L5A (Rest of Asia), Luciano PT7WA (South America), Andre V51B (Africa), Chris HA5XA (Europe) and Luke VK3HJ (Oceania). QRV on 160-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. Further information and updates at: [425 DX News]

03/10/2015:  S79SP  SEYCHELLES -
Polish operators Wlodek SP6EQZ, Bob SP2EBG, Gala SP2GKS, Jan SP3CYY, Ryszard SP6FXY, Krzysztof SP6JIU and Roman SP9FOW will be active from the island of Mahe (IOTA AF-024, Grid Loc. LI75), Republic of Seychelles, as S79SP between 3-18 October, 2015. Accommodation already booked, they will be situated on the northern tip of Mahe with open space to most important directions and plenty of area for beverage and directional antennas. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SP6FXY, OQRS, LoTW. Webpage (currently under construction) [DX-World]

04/10/2015:  SV9/OH1VR  CRETE -
Seppo, OH1VR will be active from the island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) as SV9/OH1VR from 4-10th October, 2015. QRV 80-10 metres, mainly CW, using Elecraft KX3 and Juma PA1000 (up to 1200W out). QSL via home call, direct only (Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3A18, 33100 Tampere, Finland). [NG3K]

17/10/2015:  PJ7PL  SINT MAARTEN -
Ed, WA1ZAM will once again be active from 17-31 October as PJ7PL from the Royal Palms Beach Resort, island of Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) and will be QRV for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. He will be on the HF bands a week before the contest and a week after using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

18/10/2015:  V63AH  YAP ISLANDS -
After his activity from Rota Island, Uli DL2AH will be QRV holiday style from Yap Island, Yap Islands (IOTA OC-012), between 18th October and 10th November 2015. Activity will be on 40-10 metres, mostly SSB, using 100 Watts and Triple Leg. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

18/10/2015:  V73D  MARSHALL ISLANDS -
Rolf, DL7VEE reports: "After T30D in 2014 our group has decided to go to Majuro Island, Ratak Chain (OC-029), Marshall Islands, in October 2015, 13-28th. The team includes Bert, DL2RNS, Georg, DL4SVA, Rudolf, DK3CG, Sid, DM2AYO, Gunter, DL2AWG, Hans, DL6JGN, Heye, DJ9RR, Joe, DK5WL, Franz, DL9GFB, Wolf, DM2AUJ and Rolf, DL7VEE. We should get our license at arrival. The call sign 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 in CW, SSB and RTTY from 160 to 6m." Further info and updates at: [DX-World]

18/10/2015:  PY0F  FERNANDO DE NORONHA -
Will, AA4NC, plans activity from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016, WW Loc. HI36TD) as PY0F/AA4NC between 18-27th October, 2015. Activity will include a Single-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from CQ zone 11. QRV holiday style outside of the contest on 160-10 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. UPDATE: Ron AA4VK and Murray WA4DAN will also join Will as a "reunion" DXpedition. WA4DAN will handle Direct QSLs. An OQRS service is being considered. Until a dedicated PY0F website is created, updates will be posted at: and at the various DX bulletins. [DX-World]

19/10/2015:  E51EAQ  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Jacek, SP5EAQ has announced that he plans to be QRV as E51EAQ from the island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WLOTA 0971), South Cook Islands, starting 19th October 2015, for two weeks. QRV on 80-10m; SSB (including the CQ WW DX SSB contest). QSL via SP7DQR (bureau, direct, OQRS). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

20/10/2015:  C5LT  THE GAMBIA -
Luc, F5RAV will be active again from Kololi, The Gambia, as C5LT between 20-27th October, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October). He will be active on SSB and PSK. QSL via H/c. QSL ONLY DIRECT via, F5RAV home call adress WITH TWO GREEN STAMPS OR IRC AND SAE, no Buro for this callsign please. [DX-World]

20/10/2015:  FS/K9EL  ST. MARTIN -
John, K9EL will once again be active as FS/K9EL from the island of St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) between 21-28th October. 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 Club Log and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on Club Log's OQRS. John is also part of the TO1E team who plans to be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). [OPDX Bulletin]

22/10/2015:  FJ/H.C.'s, TO4K  ST. BARTHELEMY -
Operators Martin G4XUM, Rich M5RIC, Stewart GM4AFF, Kelly N0VD and others will be active from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) as FJ/homecall between 22-29th October. Their focus will be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign TO4K. QSL TO4K via G3NKC and LoTW. QSL others via their home calls. [NG3K]

24/10/2015:  9K2K  KUWAIT -
Abdallah, 9K2GS will try a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) using the callsign 9K2K from Qortuba, Kuwait. QSL via LoTW (preferred). QSL also ok via 9K2GS, direct only with 2 Green Stamps and SAE. [NG3K]

24/10/2015:  9M2M  WEST MALAYSIA -
The ARA Boys Contest Team will be active as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from Arau, Perlis (AS-058), Malaysia, using the callsign 9M2M. Team members include Zaki 9M2ZAK, Ahmad 9M2AGC, Syed 9M2SYA, Han 9W2SBD, Mohamad 9W2SBL, Afiq 9W2AHU, Weerut 9W2RUT, Noh 9W2MNW, Rizal 9M2RDX, Oja 9M2OUT and Hary 9M2GET. QSL direct to: ARA Boys Contest N' DX'ers, 49 F Jalan 2, Taman Sri Mawar, 02600, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia. [NG3K]

24/10/2015:  IG9R  AFRICAN ITALY -
Luigi, IK8HCG will be active as IG9R for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from the area next to the Capo Grecale lighthouse [Faro di Levante] (WAIL SI-020, ARLHS ITA-025, WLOTA 2312), island of Lampedusa (AF-019, IIA G001, MIA MI-126, WAIP AG), African Italy (CQ zone 33). Single-Op/All-Band entry is planned. QSL via LoTW or direct only to IK8HCG (Luigi Verdicchio, Piazza Municipio 9, 81020 San Nicola La Strada (Caserta), Italy). [NG3K]

24/10/2015:  NH7A  HAWAII -
Al, F5VHJ will once again be active as NH7A for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from Keaau, Puna District of Hawaii County, Island of Hawaii [Big Island] (OC-019, USi HI-025S, WLOTA 0065). He plans a Single-Op/All-Band entry from CQ zone 31. QSL NH7A via F5VHJ, direct or bureau. Club Log OQRS will be available and log will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

24/10/2015:  TO1E  ST. MARTIN ISLAND -
Operators Paul K9NU, John W9ILY, Guy VE2BWL, John K9EL will be active from the island of French Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) as TO1E (QSL TBA), a Multi-Op entry. Before and after the contest look for the team to be active holiday style on the HF bands using FS/homecalls. QSL via the operators home call. [ATDX]

27/10/2015:  T32DX  CHRISTMAS ISLAND -
A detailed news release is forthcoming, but Bill KH6OO, Will W0ZRJ and John N0PJV will be active from the Captain Cook hotel, Christmas [Kiritimati] Island (OC-024), as T32DX between 27 October and 3 November, 2015. QRV on 40-10m, verticals. QSL via Club Log OQRS. [DX-World]

30/10/2015:  ZD7N  SAINT HELENA ISLAND -
Oliver, W6NV will be active from St. Helena Island (AF-022, WLOTA 1488) at the end of October as ZD7N (call pending). Primarily QRV for CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, CQ zone 36. QSL via home call, direct (Oliver Sweningsen, P.O. Box 90, Orinda, CA 94563, USA) or LoTW. [DX-World]

31/10/2015:  3W3MD  VIETNAM -
Led by Antonio IZ8CCW and Gabriele I2VGW, a multi-national team of twenty operators from the Mediterraneo DX Club will be active as 3W3MD from Da Nang, Vietnam from 31 October to 9 November. They plan to be QRV on all bands and modes with five stations 24/7. QSL via IK2VUC, direct or bureau, and eventually LoTW. All info and updates on their website at: [425 DX News]

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]

12/11/2015:  3C7GIA  EQUATORIAL GUINEA -
Ken, LA7GIA will be active as 3C7GIA (pending) from Malabo Island (IOTA AF-010), Equatorial Guinea, between 12-23 November. Activity will be on 80-10 metres. More details will be forthcoming. [DX-World]

13/11/2015:  9H3YY  MALTA -
Rene, DL2JRM plans to be active as 9H3YY from the island of Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) between 13-16th November. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, using 100 Watts and Vertical antenna. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. []

14/11/2015:  VK9WA  WILLIS ISLANDS -
Operators Rob N7QT, Jared N7SMI, Sandro VE7NY, Adam K7EDX and others will be activate between 14-23 November 2015 as VK9WA from Mid Islet (also called Middle Islet, Middle Cay, Mid Cay, Mid Island, etc.), the smallest of the three Willis Islets (OC-007, WW Loc. OH43XS). The team will depart Cairns, Australia on the MV Phoenix vessel for the 30 hour trip to Middle Island. The island is only 4 acres in size and uninhabited. They will operate high power CW, SSB, and RTTY on 80 through 10 metres (possibly 160 metres) for 10 days (subject to weather, etc.). The primary focus will be providing all time new contacts with this highly demanded, rarely activated DXCC entity. QSL via Club Log OQRS direct or bureau is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. QSL also OK via N7SMI, direct or bureau. LoTW and eQSL upload immediately after the operation. Additional details are available on their website at: [DX-World]

23/11/2015:  PJ5/H.C.'s  SABA -
Seppo, OH1VR and Henri, OH3JR will be active as PJ5/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, also participation in CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November). QSL PJ5/OH1VR via home call direct only (SAE + IRC or 2 USDs). QSL PJ5/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]

28/11/2015:  3B9HA  RODRIGUES ISLAND -
Olof, G0CKV will once again be active from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) as 3B9HA for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. [NG3K]

28/11/2015:  IH9R  AFRICAN ITALY -
Emilio, IZ1GAR plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) using the callsign IH9R from the island of Pantelleria (AF-018, IIA H001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041), CQ zone 33. QSL via IZ1GAR direct and LoTW. [NG3K]

28/11/2015:  TC0A  ASIATIC TURKEY -
Balkan Contest Group members Plamen LZ1DCW, Nick LZ1NK, Nick LZ3ND, Krasi LZ2UW, Angel LZ4AE, Aleko LZ3ZZ and Mustafa TA2TX will be active as TC0A for the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) from Bozcaada Island (AS-099, WLOTA 0085), Asiatic Turkey. Plans are for a Multi-2 entry from CQ zone 20. QSL via LoTW or direct to LZ1NK (Nikolay Enchev, P.O. Box 176, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria). Look for activity before and after the contest. Further info and updates at [NG3K]

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:  KH5  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 a call sign to be announced at a later date. 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]