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2009 - Still Active

01/10/2009:  ET3JD  ETHIOPIA -
Jim, WU0I currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, expects to be on the air by October as ET3JD. Activity will be mainly 40/20/15 metres, but he would also like to spend more time on the WARC bands - particularly 30 and 17 metres. Modes will be CW, SSB, PSK31 and possibly RTTY (for contests mostly). QSL only direct to: Jim DeLoach, ET3JD, 2030 Addis Ababa Place, Dulles VA 20189-2030, USA. Further information can be found at: www.deloach.net/ET3JD.html [OPDX Bulletin]

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 QRZ.com). [ARRL DX News]

2013 - Still Active

28/09/2013:  5Z4/EA4ATI  KENYA -
Dani, EA4ATI, will be in Nairobi, Kenya, for a couple of years and will be active as 5Z4/EA4ATI. He is using a Cobwebb antenna with a small amplifier and is active on 30/20/17/15/10 metres. He hopes to improve on his station and use the low bands in the future. QSL via EA4YK, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

07/10/2013:  FW5JJ  WALLIS ISLAND -
Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ, will leave Corsica for 2 years and he will be active as FW5JJ from Uvea [Wallis] Island island (OC-054, DIFO FW-001, WLOTA 0389, Grid Loc. AH16) starting 7th October 2013. He will be active in SSB, CW and digital modes on all HF bands and 6 and 2m EME. QSL only via F5RXL (direct, REF bureau or OQRS) or LoTW. Online log search will be available at Club Log. [F6AJA]

01/12/2013:  RI1ANT  MIRNY BASE -
Mike, RW1AI, will be active as RI1ANT from Mirny Station (WAP RUS-07, WWFF RFF-160), Antarctica, from December 2013 through February 2015. QSL via RW1AI, direct or bureau. Logsearch can be found at: www.qsl.net/ua1ake/logs/ [425 DX News]

2014

28/02/2014:  ZD9M  TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLAND -
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 (QRZ.com). Updates will be posted to www.qrz.com/db/ZD9M [ARRL DX News]

22/03/2014:  VE2CSI  QUEBEC ZONE 2 -
Steve, VE2TKH, will put Zone 2 on the air during the next months as VE2CSI from Sept-Iles, Quebec. QSL via M0URX (bureau, OQRS), LoTW. [ATDX]

23/03/2014:  TJ3TS  CAMEROON -
Thomas, AA8NN (ex-DL8SEQ, 7J1AIJ), will once again be active as TJ3TS from Jaunde, Cameroon, between 23 March until the summer of 2015 while working at the German embassy. QRV on 80-10m, mainly Digi-modes with some SSB. He will attempt to be active on the Oscars, and hopes to be active on 6 metres as well. QSL via SWL PA3249, direct with SAE and 2 USD. [DX World]

05/04/2014:  D8A  JANG BOGO STATION -
Lee, DS4NMJ, is active from the new Korean Jang Bogo Station (WAP KOR-02), Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica (AN-016, WW Loc. RB25CJ), signing D8A. QRV on all bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Lee will be there until February-March 2015. QSL via 6K5YPD (Jong - seok Bae, 127 Jinbo-Ro, Jinbo-Myeon, Chungsong-Gun, Gyeongbuk-Do, 763-816, South Korea). Website: www.qrz.com/db/d8a [WAP Online]

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: www.g3swh.org.uk/5r8sv.html [DX-World]

22/12/2014:  RI1ANZ  ANTARCTICA -
Nikolai, RW6ACM, will be active as RI1ANZ, beginning 22nd of December 2014, from the Progress Antarctic Station [aka Progress II] (IOTA AN-016, AA UA-03, WAP RUS-11, WWFF RFF-165), on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.

28/12/2014:  1A0C  S.M.O. MALTA -
DXFriends will lead a DXpedition to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta as 1A0C supporting the fundraising campaign to finance Medical Assistance to the migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Activity is planned from 28th December, 2014 to 6th January, 2015 and it will be concentrated on HF bands to provide QSO's especially to North American West Coast and Japan. Team members include Antonio EA5RM (team leader), Frank DL8YHR, Father Javier EA5KM, Manuel EA7AJR, Eugene EA5HPX, Fabrizio IN3ZNR, Giorgio IZ4AKS, Francesco IZ7KHR, Luca IW0DJB and Jun JH4RHF. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY with at least three stations and a focus on working Japan and the North American West Coast. They also plan to have a station active on 144 and 432 MHz EME. QSL via IZ7KHR (QSLling policy on www.1a0c.com; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log). Further information and updates at: 1a0c.com/dx-announce/ [DX-World/425 DX News]

28/12/2014:  ZD9A  GOUGH ISLAND -
David, ZS1BCE will be active as ZD9A while currently working as a radio technician on Gough Island (AF-030) from 29th December 2014 until September 2015. QRV in his spare time on the HF bands using SSB and digital modes. QSL via ZS1LS. [ARRL DX News]

2015

14/02/2015:  S79CO  SEYCHELLES -
Chadra, JT1CO will be active from the Seychelles (IOTA AF-024) as S79CO between 14-25 February, 2015. Short expedition, QRV on 60-10 metres using 100w and Big SteppIR antenna. QSL direct only to his home call. [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: blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv [DX-World]

28/04/2015:  JW/UA3IPL  SVALBARD -
Alexander, UA3IPL will be active again from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125) as JW/UA3IPL between 28th April and 29th August 2015. QRV on HF Bands CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. Equipment will be a Yaesu FT-857D, FC30 tuner and G5RV antenna. QSL via RW6HS direct only. [DX World]

18/05/2015:  9N7CW  NEPAL -
Jacky, ZL3CW (F2CW) works for the UN World Food Programme and will stay in Nepal for three months starting on 18 May. QRV on the amateur bands, during his spare time, using the callsign 9N7CW. He will upload his log to LoTW when he returns home. [425 DX News]

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 QRZ.com under XU7AGA. Club Log's OQRS is available and LoTW will be available soon. [OPDX Bulletin]

30/05/2015:  7Z1JA  KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA -
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]

31/05/2015:  F/G3TTC/P  FRANCE HOLIDAY TOUR -
Look for Keith, G3TTC to activate some French IOTAs (Call F/G3TTC/p) while on holiday 30th May until 4th July: Saint-Nicolas [Ile Saint-Nicolas] (EU-094, DIFM AT-010) (May 31st?), Sainte Marguerite [Ile Sainte Marguerite] (EU-058, DIFM ME-020, MIA MF-028) (June 9th?), Porquerolles [Ile de Porquerolles] (EU-070, DIFM ME-010, MIA MF-021, WLOTA 1107) (June 12th?), Ratonneau [Ile de Ratonneau] (EU-095, DIFM ME-003, MIA MF-024) (June 16th?), EU-148?? (June 21st?), Banc d'Arguin [Ile du Banc d'Arguin] (EU-159, DIFM AT-033) (June 27th/28th?), EU-107 (2nd July?), EU-157 (July 4th?). Possibly Monaco on 6th June also. None of the activations are definite, I will try. All dates are 'best guess'. I have antennas for 14 and 18MHz. Try looking around 14260 and 18140 kHz plus/minus. I am happy to QSL via the buro or direct. [G3TTC/rsgbiota.org]

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. He´s 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]

01/06/2015:  VK4AAC/5  KANGAROO ISLAND -
Rob, VK4AAC will be active once again as VK4AAC/5 from Kangaroo Island (OC-139, WLOTA 0869), South Australia, between 1st of June and 25th of August 2015. He plans to operate on 40 and 20m SSB. Rob will also try to activate Flinders Chase National Park (WWFF VKFF-173), Dudley CP (VKFF-809), Kelly Hill CP (VKFF-810) and Vivonne Bay CP (VKFF-811). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. For direct only QSLs see the detailed instructions on QRZ.com under VK4AAC. [ATDX]

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: www.qrz.com/lookup/ok1dwc [DX-World]

19/06/2015:  6M6M  HL 6M DX EXPEDITION -
The 6M6M team will be active again during the weekends between 19 June and 31 July 2015. They will be QRV on 6 metres only, modes will be CW, SSB, FM and Digital, with high power stations, from the Gyeonggi Province (HL2), Sudogwon region, South Korea. QSL via Kei, HL2UVH. [425 DX News]

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]

20/06/2015:  JA8COE/8  REBUN ISLAND -
Taka, JA8COE plans activity as JA8COE/8 from Rebun Island (IOTA AS-147), located off the northwestern tip of Hokkaido from 20-22 June. QRV on the HF bands using SSB, CW and Digital modes. The island is part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (WWFF JAFF-0021), Hokkaido prefecture, Soya subprefecture. QSL via home call, direct, Club Log OQRS, or JARL bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

30/06/2015:  YI TBA  REPUBLIC OF IRAQ -
Harry, F5OWK reports: "Moustafa (Mat') F4HGL will be in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq, for six months, from the end of June to the end of December 2015. He has requested his licence a few days ago and he is now waiting for his call sign. Without any sponsor, his equipment will be modest (IC-718 or FT-450D + Alpha EZ Military + HyEndFed 5 bands). He will operate mostly in SSB during spare time. QSL manager F5OWK. [DxCoffee]

01/07/2015:  HC8/G8OFQ  GALAPAGOS -
Returning to the Galapagos Islands is Geoff, G8OFQ who was last active there in August/September 2013. Working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park (WWFF HCFF-004), at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on Isabela island (SA-004, WLOTA 2957), Geoff will again sign HC8/G8OFQ from 1st July until 30th September 30, 2015. QRV on 160-6m, spare time operation. QSL via HA3JB. [DX-World]

01/07/2015:  SF2X/P  LEDSKAR ISLAND -
Anders, SM5EFX will be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (IOTA EU-135) from 1-31st July 2015. Sporadic activation except during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) when he will put in a Single-Op effort. Ledskar Island is located within the Kronoeren Nature Reserve (WWFF SMFF-0053), a Marine Protected Area in Sweden (IUCN category V). QSL direct or bureau to SM5EFX. [rsgbiota.org]

04/07/2015:  ET3AA  ETHIOPIA -
Andy UR4LRQ, Igor UY5LW and Yarik UW7LL will be active as ET3AA from the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society club station from 4th July until 21st August. They are on a business trip, and operate when time permits, especially during the weekends. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL this operation only via US0LW. Club Log OQRS will also be available. [ATDX]

04/07/2015:  SB3X  KLOSAN ISLAND -
Adde, SM0SHG will be active holiday style as SB3X from Klosan Island (IOTA EU-087) between 4-31 July. QRV on the HF bands using Elecraft KX3, Expert 1K-FA (running about 4-500w) and Vertical from Lannabo Radio (5-band). If you want a QSL from EU-087, please use Clublog's Online Qsl Request Service. Direct QSL's are $2.00 and will be sent as soon as possible. QSL's via bureau is free and will be sent out when time permits. [rsgbiota.org]

06/07/2015:  E51AGY  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Tony, ZL2AGY is returning to the island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WLOTA 0971), South Cook Islands, and will be active as E51AGY from 6th July until 3rd August, 2015. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, CW only. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

09/07/2015:  BA7CK, BA7IA  WOODY ISLAND -
Chen BA7CK and Wu BA7IA are on a business trip to Woody Island [Yongxing Dao] (IOTA AS-143, WLOTA 4111) and hope to QRV starting 9th July for "about 4-6 weeks". They expect to be QRV in their spare time, and to operate SSB, CW and RTTY mainly on 20-6 metres. QSL BA7CK via BA4TB. QSL BA7IA via the info on QRZ.com. [DX-World]

10/07/2015:  SV8/PA2RIC/P  LESVOS ISLAND -
Richard, PA2RIC will be active holiday style from the island of Lesvos (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-014, MIA MG-064, WLOTA 0165) between 10-28th July. QRV on the HF bands, using a QRP station. QSL direct or bureau to PA2RIC. [rsgbiota.org]

10/07/2015:  W2IY/1  MOUNT DESERT ISLAND -
Look for Mike, W2IY to be active vacation style on the HF bands from Mount Desert Island (NA-055, USi ME-021S, WLOTA 1129), Hancock county, Maine, between 10th July and 5th August. Activity will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

11/07/2015:  OE/OZ7AEI/P  MARKET REEF -
If everything goes via the plan, Jakob OZ7AEI will "yodel" CQ from Nature Park WeiBbach (WWFF OEFF-0050) on Saturday 11th July as OE/OZ7AEI/p. Hope to start before noon on 20m and later 40m will come. Sorry - Only mobile whip this time. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [OZ7AEI]

11/07/2015:  OZ0FR/P  MOEN ISLAND -
Ric, DL2VFR will be active on the HF bands as OZ0FR/p from Mon [Moen] Island (EU-029, OZI/DIA SJ-017, WLOTA 4630) betweem 11th and 31st July 2015. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL direct or bureau to DL2VFR. Website: www.iota-expedition.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

11/07/2015:  TK/IK1BPL  CORSICA -
Giuseppe IK1BPL will be active from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) between 11th July and 1st August as TK/IK1BPL. Active on HF and 6mt. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DxCoffee]

12/07/2015:  PJ2/LA9PTA  CURACAO -
Owen, LA9PTA will be active from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 12-31 July, 2015. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DX-World]

15/07/2015:  DS4DRE/4  UI ISLAND -
Kang, DS4DRE will be active as DS4DRE/4 from Ui Island [Ui Do] (AS-060, WLOTA 1102) between 15-31 July, 2015. Activity on 80-10m, SSB/CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX-World]

15/07/2015:  J20JM  DJIBOUTI -
Jean, F5LCI (ex-FO/F5LCI) reports that he will be active from Djibouti as J20JM starting from mid-July until mid-September. QRV on the HF bands, QRP CW and JT65. No SSB. Bands will depend on the antenna possibilities. QSL direct via home call. [DX-World]

16/07/2015:  S79OWZ  SEYCHELLES -
Stan, EI6DX will be staying on Mahe island, Seychelles - inner islands (AF-024) from 16-30th July and active as S79OWZ. QTH is at the northern side of the island with direct access to the sea and clear views to EU, RU and AS. Equipment will include a K3 and vertical antenna with elevated radials installed on the beach. This is a casual holiday style operation. All QSLs via RX3RC (bureau or direct). [DX-World]

17/07/2015:  RI1PC  RRC EXPEDITION BARENTS SEA ISLANDS -
Update: The team has arrived in the village of Indiga on 16th July. They are waiting for the bad weather to clear. First island for activation is likely to be Bol'shoy Chaichiy (EU-188).
The expedition team of Russian Robinson - Vasily R7AA, Vasily RA1ZZ, Alexander RA3AV and Alex RW3QNZ are glad to announce that they are on the final stages of the preparation for the expedition to the Islands of the Barents sea - RI1PC from the island Chaichy [Chaichiy] (EU-160, RRA RR-03-24, RDA NO-02), RI1PK from Korga Island (EU-160, RRA RR-03-04) and RI1PT from Bol'shoy Chaichiy Island (EU-188, RRA RR-03-29, RDA NO-02, RLHA RLE-New, WLOTA L-New). If the weather will be appropriate for them the first island will be on the air on the 17th of July! The team has managed to negotiate with the residents of coastal village Indiga about their transportation to the Islands by boat. This will help to cut back a long journey by sea and to stay longer on the Islands. QSL requests for RI1PC will be available via OQRS (both ways: direct and via bureau). If you any way wish to send direct QSL to manager R7AA (Vasily Y. Samay, P.O.Box 73, Krasnodar 350000, Russia), please include SAE and sufficient return postage. New IRCs ("Doha model") are preferrable. More detailed information can be found on the website of the expedition at: ri1pc.org/ [UA3AKO]

18/07/2015:  DG8HJ/P  FEHMARN ISLAND -
Jan, DG8HJ will once again be active on the HF bands as DG8HJ/p from Fehmarn Island (EU-128, DID/GIA O-001, WLOTA 0637) between 18 July and 3 August 2015. Fehmarn island is located off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein state, district of Ostholstein, Germany. Look for Jan to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

18/07/2015:  H76W  FARALLONES DE COSEGUINA -
Dan, HR2DMR has announced plans to be active as H76W from Farallones de Coseguina (NA-212), Nicaragua, between 18 and 30 July. He says he "will alternate navy duties and hobby", and will try to be QRV during the IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as a Single-Op/All-Band, mostly SSB entry. QSL via KD4POJ. [425 DX News]

18/07/2015:  OZ/DL7CX  NORDJYLLAND -
Olaf, DL7CX will be active holiday style on the HF bands from the island of Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171, OZI/DIA NJ-001) between 18th July and 1st August. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

19/07/2015:  9A/H.C.'s, 9A8ZRS  PALAGRUZA ISLAND -
Operators Goran S52P, Dragan S55Z, and Kugler S51TP will be active as 9A/homecall from Palagruza Vela (EU-090, IOCA CI-084, MIA MC-284, WLOTA 0057) from 19-31 July. The team will also be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign 9A8ZRS (QSL via S57L, direct or bureau). QSL others via their home calls. [rsgbiota.org]

19/07/2015:  OZ/DO6EBB  FANO ISLAND -
Rico, DO6EBB plans to activate Fano Island (EU-125, OZI/DIA NS-002), Denmark, as OZ/DO6EBB from 19th July until 1st August. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, including activity in the IOTA Contest. QSL direct or bureau to DO6EBB. [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2015:  DH0JAE/P  USEDOM ISLAND -
Frank, DH0JAE plans activity as homecall/p from Usedom Island (IOTA EU-129. DID/GIA O-13) from 20-31 July, including a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV on 80-10m; QSL-info and sked via QRZ.com. [NG3K]

20/07/2015:  FP/N7QT  ST. PIERRE & Miquelon -
Rob, N7QT will be active from Miquelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417), from 20 to 29 July 2015 as FP/N7QT. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DxCoffee]

20/07/2015:  FY/F5UII  FRENCH GUIANA -
Christian, F5UII reports ""on the occasion of a new business trip in French Guiana, I will be active again from Kourou and the RACK (Radio Club Kourou), from the 20th July (late) to 28th July. So I would again pleased to be able to be on the air with the club antennas, and 100W outputs of my TS480, in SSB and RTTY modes. QSL via home call and LoTW. Further information on his website at: www.f5uii.net/en/ [DxCoffee]

20/07/2015:  IM0/I0PNM  SAN PIETRO ISLAND -
Once again Massimo, I0PNM will be active as IM0/I0PNM from San Pietro Island (EU-165, IIA Y013, MIA MIS-031, WLOTA 2989) from 20 July to 20 August. He will be QRV on 20, 15 and 10 meters SSB and PSK, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call (direct). [425 DX News]

20/07/2015:  IS0/OM2TW  SARDINIA -
Look for Rich, OK8WW (aka OM2TW) to be on family holiday with XYL and kids from the island of Sardinia (EU-024, IIA D001, MIA MIS-035, WLOTA 1608) between 20th July and 1st August. He will be active in his spare time on the HF bands. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [NG3K]

21/07/2015:  CT8  GRACIOSA ISLAND -
Look for Hans CT8/DF5AN, Siggi CT8/DL2HYH, Lutz CT8/DL8MLD, Willy CT8/HB9AHL, Antonio CU8AS/p and Hermann CU8FN/p to be active from Graciosa Island (EU-175, DIP AZ-004, PIP AC-001, WLOTA 0113), Azores, on 21-30 July. They will operate CW, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65 on 80-10 metres. [425 DX News]

21/07/2015:  SV5/ON4BCV/P  KARPATHOS ISLAND -
Kim, ON4BCV reports that he will be active from Karpathos island, (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-016, MIA MGD-013) as SV5/ON4BCV/p between 21-28 July. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DxCoffee]

22/07/2015:  2U0SQL  GUERNSEY -
Peter, 2E0SQL will be active as 2U0SQL from the island of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) between 22-28 July. QRV on the HF bands and the Satellites. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Website: www.2e0sql.co.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]

22/07/2015:  PX8K  CAVIANA DE FORA ISLAND -
Renato PY8WW, Ronaldo PS8RV and other members of the PARA DX Group will be active as PX8K, on all bands and modes, from Caviana de Fora Island (SA-042, DIB PA-16), Para State, Brazil, from 22-29 July. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via PY8WW OQRS. [PT7WA]

23/07/2015:  9A8CV  KRK ISLAND -
Look for Janez, S53V to be active holiday style as 9A8CV from Punat, Krk Island (EU-136, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342, WW Loc. JN75HA), Croatia, between 23 July and 1 September, 2015. QSL via eQSL Only. [rsgbiota.org]

23/07/2015:  GM2AS  ARRAN ISLAND -
Look for Peter G3PHO, Mike G0NEY, David G8EQD, Krystyna 2E0KSH, John M6JIJ, Steve G0EAK, Sue M6XAK, Peter M0PJO, David M0GDX, David M5DWI and John G4LKD to be active from Arran Island (EU-123) from 23-26 July. Their location is the Seal Shore campsite, Kildonan (WW Loc. IO75KK. They will be active as GM2AS (Sheffield DX Group). QSL via G3PHO. [rsgbiota.org]

23/07/2015:  MJ/OT9Z  JERSEY -
Frederik, ON8ZL and Peter, ON8ZZ will be active as MJ/OT9Z from St. Brelade, isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) during their holiday from 23-28 July. They will be active on all HF-bands (if time and conditions permits, also 6 metres) and will be using SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via ON8ZL, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

24/07/2015:  3A/IK5WWA  MONACO -
Giuseppe, IK5WWA reports he will be active as 3A/IK5WWA from Monaco from 24 July to 1 August. He will operate holiday style on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

24/07/2015:  B7/H.C.'s  HAINAN ISLAND -
Look for Dale BA4TB, Gu BD4TS, Xingang BH4TVU and Fu BH4XAE to be signing B7/homecalls between 24th July and 1st August from Hainan Dao [Hainan Island] (IOTA AS-094, WLOTA 0132). QSL via their homecalls. Any donations are welcome at: www.qrz.com/ba4tb [BA4TB]

24/07/2015:  OZ7BQ/P  FANO ISLAND -
Hans Jorgen, OZ7BQ will be active holiday style as OZ7BQ/p from Fano [Fanoe] Island (EU-125, OZI/DIA NS-002) from 24-28th July. Activity will be on the HF bands using QRP with a KX3. QSL via the bureau, Club Log OQRS or LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2015:  R3RRC/0  BRUSNEVA ISLAND -
Eugene RZ3EC, Sergey RA3NAN, Gen R3BY, Maxim RU5D, Igor UA3EDQ, Zoli HA1AG will be active from the rare Brusneva Island [Ostrov Brusneva] (IOTA AS-082, RR-08-11, RDA YA-11, WW Loc. PQ41mp) between 24-29 July 2015, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity also counts for Ostrov Brusneva light (RLHA RLA-033 NEW One!, ARLHS and WLOTA NEW One!). Ostrov Brusneva is located off the eastern side of the Lena delta in the Tiksi Bay, only 5 km ENE of Tiksi. Its length is 2.3 km and its maximum breadth less than 1 km. The name of this island is also spelt as "Brusnova" in some maps. Full information, log search and QSL info can be found at: www.as082.org/ [ATDX]

24/07/2015:  RI0NZ  POPOV ISLAND -
Vladimir, UA0LCZ will be active from Popov Island (IOTA AS-066, RR-16-02) as RI0NZ between 24-30th July, 2015 including participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest. The island is named after admiral Andrey Alexandrovich Popov. QRV on 80-10 metre CW. QSL via home call - bureau or direct. [DX-World]

25/07/2015:  GM0LVI/P  SUMMER ISLES -
Look for Dave, GM0LVI to be QRV on the HF bands as homecall/p from Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32, WAB NB90), Summer Isles (EU-092) from 25-31 July. Dave will be using a KX3, various GPs and a Buddistick. QSL bureau or direct to GM0LVI or LoTW [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015:  SV8/IW2NEF  NAXOS ISLAND -
Flavio, IW2NEF plans a holiday style dxpedition from Naxos Island (EU-067, GIOTA SAS-077, MIA MG-075) between 25 July and 6 August, IOTA Contest included, using the callsign SV8/IW2NEF. QRV on the HF bands, using Yaesu FT-857 and Antenna Fishing Rod 10M wire vertical. QSL direct or bureau to IK2DUW. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2015:  VK2SSI  SOUTH SOLITARY ISLAND -
The Hellenic Ametur Radio association of Australia is very happy to inform the ham radio world that they are going to South Solitary Island (OC-194, WLOTA 0836) from 26-28 July 2015 and will be QRV as VK2SSI. They have 3 helicopters taking the 6 operators from Haraoa and two officers to the island and the third helicopter will sling all equipment to the island. Further information to follow .... stay tuned! [VK3MEG]

28/07/2015:  N3QE/KH6  HAWAII -
Tim, N3QE plans to be active as N3QE/KH6 from the island of Maui (USi HI-018S, WLOTA 0636), Maui county, Hawaiian Islands (OC-019) from 28 July until 5 August 2015 with focus on the North American CW QSO Party (1-2 August). Outside the contest Tim will be QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [ATDX]

28/07/2015:  V29SH  ANTIGUA -
Tim, VE6SH will again be active from Jumby Bay, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) as V29SH between 28th July and 8th August, 2015. Elecraft KX3 with an amplifier and a buddipole. Tim will concentrate on 30, 17 and 12m, CW and Phone with some RTTY. QSL via LoTW or VE6SH. He will mail all QSL cards via the bureau by the end of August. Website: www.qrz.com/db/V29SH [DX-World]

28/07/2015:  WH6EEY  KAHO'OLAWE ISLAND -
Eric, WH6EEY has announced he will be active from the rare Hawaiian island of Kaho'olawe (USi HI-026S), Maui county, Hawaii (OC-019), between July 28-31, 2015. The island is south of Maui and has been off limits since 1941. He is there with a group to clean-up UXO Unexploded Ordinance so operating during free time. QSL via home call, direct and LoTW. [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]

03/08/2015:  HC2/LU9EFO, HC8/LU9EFO  ECUADOR / GALAPAGOS -
Martin, LU9EFO reports that he will be active as HC2/LU9EFO from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and HC8/LU9EFO from the Galapagos Islands (IOTA SA-001) between 3-24 August, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, SSB only. QSL via F4BHW (direct) or LU9EFO (buro). [DX-World]

03/08/2015:  VY0M  MELVILLE ISLAND -
During the period 3-11 August 2015, an activation of NA-248NEW (Melville Island) is planned by Cezar, VE3LYC using the callsign VY0M. Permission and logistics are in place. Exact dates to be confirmed. His plan is to operate from the Arctic Watershed Observatory at 74°50N by 109°30W, on the east part of the island, which is administered by the province of Nunavut. All contacts will count for CQ Zone 1 and the Arctic Challenge award. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via Club Log for both direct and Bureau QSLs. Further info and updates on Cezar's website at: vy0m.weebly.com [rsgbiota.org]

06/08/2015:  JO1LVZ/JD1  OGASAWARA -
Hatt, JO1LVZ will be active as JO1LVZ/JD1 from Chichi-jima (AS-031, JCG 10007, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-0018, Grid Loc. QL17), Tokyo prefecture, Ogasawara, on 6-9th August. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres with 50 watts and a focus on CW and digital modes. QSL via home call (bureau preferred) and LoTW. [425 DX News]

07/08/2015:  3A/IZ8EGM  MONACO -
Aurelio, IZ8EGM will be active from the Principality of Monaco (WW Loc. JN33rr) as 3A/IZ8EGM from 7-15 August 2015. Setup ICOM 706, Antenna (car) Atas 120, 40-6 meters. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [DxCoffee]

07/08/2015:  LX9YL  LUXEMBOURG -
From 7-10th August 2015, in Eisenborn, in the Luxembourg city neighborhood, will be active an International YL team using the special callsign LX9YL. The team will consist of: Dora HB9EPE, Johanna DJ5YL, Mado F1EOY, Christine F4GDI, Claudine F5JER, Sylvie F4HJC, Tina DL5YL, Evelyne F5RPB, and Sophie F4DHQ. Three stations will be settled and will cover the 160 to 6m band range in CW, SSB and Digital (PSK31, 63, 125 and RTTY). The logs will be uploaded on Club Log as frequently as possible. QSL via the Luxemburger bureau to RL and managed by Philippe/LX2A. More information on the activity website (under consruction) at: - YL France (www.ref-union.net/yls/fr/lx9yl) and - Radioamateurs du Luxembourg [R.L.] (www.rlx.lu/). [F5NQL]

08/08/2015:  R7AL/0  MALMINSKIYE ISLANDS -
Vasily, R7AL and Vasily, R6AL are proud to announce an IOTA expedition to Malminskiye Islands (IOTA AS-172, RRA RR-13-11) - a very rare island group claimed only by 8.3% of participants. These rocks are located far away from civilization, the nearest and only one settlement is 40 Km away. Since there are vessels available, the only one way is by small fishing motorboat; that's two trips, 80 Km. each needed to deliver all the equipment and operators to the island. Approximate dates: 3 days between 8th to 16th of August 2015. Since this is an IOTA expedition, focus is on 2 bands only, possibly 20 and 17 metres, but it's not confirmed yet and subject for discussion. Modes will be CW and SSB only. Further information and updates at: http://as172.yolasite.com/ [DX-World]

09/08/2015:  EI9E  ACHILL ISLAND -
For Perseids 2015 the EI9E team will travel to Achill Island (EU-115) in Co. Mayo and operate from IO43XW square from 9-13th August. "We will try to reconnoitre a site in nearby IO44 which we may activate if successful. Although we will be portable we will use the callsign EI9E." QRV on 50-70-144 MHz TR-MS. QSL via the IRTS Bureau (www.irts.ie/cgi/qsl.cgi). [MMMonVHF]

09/08/2015:  S79DPX  SEYCHELLES -
Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be active as S79DPX from the Republic of Seychelles between 9-23 August 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB, holiday style. His schedule is as follows: 9-16th August activity from the Casadina Guest House, Mahe Island; 16-23 August from the Le Village du Pecheur hotel, Praslin Island. Both islands count for IOTA AF-024. The equipment is Icom IC-706 and multiband Vertical antenna. QSL via IK2DUW. Further information and updates at: iz2dpx.jimdo.com/ [DX-World]

10/08/2015:  TF/F4GGQ  ICELAND -
Jeff, F4GGQ will be active as TF/F4GGQ from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) between 10-16 August, 2015. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, SSB only. QSL via F4EFI bureau or direct. [F4EFI]

12/08/2015:  SV5/DL1ZB  KOS ISLAND -
Volker, DL1ZB will again be active as SV5/DL1ZB from the island of Kos (GIOTA DKS-043, MIA MGD-016, Grid Loc. KM36), Dodecanese (EU-001), South Aegean region, Greece, between 12th August and 29th September, 2015. QRV on 20-6 metre SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK63. QSL via DL1ZB, bureau preferred or LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

15/08/2015:  C5WP  THE GAMBIA -
Pedro, ON7WP will again be active between 15 August and 1 September from Kerr Pedro in Buntu Village (WW Loc.IK28JR), Upper Saloum District, Central River Region North, The Gambia, using his other callsign C5WP. QRV when time permits, with focus on WARC band operation but also try some 6 metre traffic. Plans exist to put up a delta loop for 40 metre and some verticals for 80 and 40 metres. End of the operations will be 1st September 2015. QSL will be only direct to his home address in Belgium, and the 3 Euro asked for will be awarded with a full colour QSL card showing the Buntu Village guest houses. Payment can be included with the card and also paid using the "donate" button on the www.SmileGambia.org website. [DxCoffee]

15/08/2015:  T41C  CAYO JUTIAS LIGHTHOUSE -
Madrigal, CO2LCR and a large group of operators will be active as T41C from the lighthouse (ILLW CU-0009, ARLHS CUB-022, WLOTA 4133) on Cayo Jutias (NA-093, WW Loc. EL72XR) on 15-16 August during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. They will be QRV on 160m to 70cm CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via N2OO, direct and LoTW. [425 DX News]

15/08/2015:  ZS1FUN  DASSEN ISLAND -
South African operators Grant ZS1GS, Liz ZS1XS, Ash ZS1ASH and Mari ZS1MW plan activity as ZS1FUN from Dassen Island (AF-064, WLOTA 0423) during the weekend of 15/16th August 2015. The team say they expect bad weather, but only dangerous sea conditions will prevent them from reaching the island. QRV on all HF bands. QSL direct zs1fun.sa[at]gmail.com [DX-World]

16/08/2015:  F/G6AY/P  CEZEMBRE ISLAND -
Look for Jim G3RTE, Phil G3SWH and Matt MJ0ASP to be QRV from the uninhabited island of Cezembre (IOTA EU-157, DIFM MA-008, WW Loc. IN88XQ), province of Brittany (DPF 06), in the Ille-et-Vilaine departement (DDFM 35) of France, as F/G6AY/p between 16th and 19th August 2015 and plan to have two 100 watt stations with vertical antennas on 30 to 10 metres, CW only. Activity will be during daylight hours only as it is not permitted to stay on the island overnight. Ile de Cezembre is part of Natura 2000 - Baie de Lancieux, Baie de l'Arguenon, Archipel de St.Malo et Dinard (WWFF FFF-071). There will be a log search at www.g3swh.org.uk/f-g6ay.html and the log will also be uploaded to the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) and Club Log. The web page will be updated from time to time. QSL via G3SWH, either via OQRS (preferred), direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the RSGB bureau. Please check the on line log before requesting QSLs and note that IRCs, stamps or coins are *NOT* accepted. [G3SWH]

22/08/2015:  EJ7NET  GOLA ISLAND -
Operators Tony EI2KC, Tony EI3HA, Declan EI6FR and Liam EI7DSB plan activity on the HF bands as EJ7NET from the island of Gola (EU-121) from 22-27 August. Gola is a small island off the coast of Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. QSL Information: TBC [rsgbiota.org]

22/08/2015:  JA4GXS/4  KASADO ISLAND -
Kenji, JA4GXS plans activity as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island [Kasado-shima] (IOTA AS-117, Grid Loc. PM53), Yamaguchi prefecture, on 22-23 August. QRV on 40/20/17/15/6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

22/08/2015:  V6M  MICRONESIA -
Focusing on 6m EME, Lance W7GJ will be active as V6M from the Ulithi Adventure Lodge (WW Loc. PK90va), Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll (OC-078), Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, from 26th August until 3rd September, 2015. Main CQ frequency will be 50.190 MHz using JT65A. There will be NO INTERNET. Please use ON4KST EME CHAT page for coordinating your calling frequency so as not to cause QRM with other callers. PSE spot contacts with me on the 6m DX CLUSTER to alert others to his operational status and frequency. QSL info: Sorry, no LoTW, eQSL or other newfangled ways of confirmation. Please QSL DIRECT with SASE (foreign stations include a current IRC or $USD for postage) direct to: Lance Collister W7GJ, P.O. Box 73, Frenchtown, MT 59834-0073, USA. Full information and updates at: www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Micronesia2015.htm [DX-World]

22/08/2015:  TF/K2HVN  ICELAND -
Bill, K2HVN will again be active as TF/K2HVN from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) between 31st August and 7th September, 2015. QRV holiday style on 30-10 metre, using the following suggested frequencies: CW - 10115, 14040 and 18085 kHz and SSB - 14260 and 18128 kHz. QSL via K2HVN (with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage) or by the bureau. No LoTW or eQSL. [ATDX]

01/09/2015:  5H3DX  TANZANIA -
Chas, NK8O is returning to a pediatric hospital at Zinga, Tanzania, and hopes to be active as 5H3DX between 1st September and 1st October, 2015. He is a CW, QRP and straight key operator. QRV times will depend on his work responsibilities and schedule at the pediatric hospital. QSL via EA7FTR and LoTW. [DX-World]

01/09/2015:  RT9K/0  DOBRZHANSKOGO ISLAND -
A team consisting Igor UA9KDF, Valery UA0ZC, Victor RW0BG, Andy UA0BA, Vlad RA9LR, Vladimir RA0ZJ, Sergey UA0ZFW and Artemiy UA9KAM plan activity as RT9K/0 from Dobrzhanskogo Island [Ostrov Dobrzhanskogo] (IOTA AS-203 NEW!, RR-13-18, RDA KT-13, WW Loc. RP12RI), in the region of Koryakskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug. Dates to be confirmed. They will travel to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on 19 August, but once there it will still be a 1,500-kilometre voyage that should take 1-2 weeks before they reach the island. So expected arriving is the beginning of September. They plan to have three stations QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes, using high power. QSL via RX9KM (logsearch on Club Log). Further information and updates on their website at: www.qrz.com/db/RT9K/0 .... Stay Tuned! [DX-World]

02/09/2015:  ZA0I  SAZAN ISLAND -
Alfredo, IK7JWX reports that a group license (ZA0I) was received for an upcoming DXpedition to Sazan Island (EU-169, MIA MA-001) and lighthouses ARLHS ALB-004 + ALB-019 + ALB-020, WLOTA 0028, WW Loc. JN90PM). Dates of activity are 2-9 September, 2015. QRV on the HF bands (WARC included) and 6 metres using SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY and 6m MS. QSL via IK7JWX. Keep an eye on ZA0I at QRZ.com for updates, info. [DX-World]

03/09/2015:  TX7EME  FRENCH POLYNESIA -
Giulio, IW3HVB will be active from the Moorea Golf Lodge, Moorea Island (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WLOTA 0465, WW Loc. BH52CM), Societe Archipelago, French Polynesia, between 3-10 September 2015 as TX7EME. "TX" this year on 144 EME. The aerial will be composed of two 9 elements crossed yagi I3DLI design, over an alu/fiberglass crossboom, on a 3 mt high alu mast. Tracking will be dealt with by pstrotator, driving a nice AZ/EL rotor. Polarization switching will be manual, and I will be using an ITALAB amplifier for the necessary power. RIG will be an Elecraft K3 with internal transverter. QSL cards will be answered only via direct (Giulio Pico, Via Umberto Saba 13/Bm, 30038 Spinea (Venezia), ITALY). Please send a SASE/SAE with 3 Euro / USD or through Paypal. Further information and updates at: www.iw3hvb.it/ [MMMonVHF]

04/09/2015:  JD1BOH  OGASAWARA -
Takeo, JA1NEJ will be active from Chichi-jima Island(AS-031, JCG 10007, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-0018, WW Loc. QL17CB), Tokyo prefecture, Ogasawara, from 4-7 September 2015 as JD1BOH. QRV on 80-10m SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via JA1NEJ, bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [ATDX]

04/09/2015:  K6W  WAKE ISLAND -
Mike, AG6IP (ex-ZC4MIS) will be on Wake Island (OC-053, USi OI-012S, WLOTA 2293, Grid Loc. RK39) between 4-19th September, 2015. Plans are to operate as K6W (Memorial for the 70th anniversary to mark the end of the Battle of Wake Island) on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via AG6IP (Michael Sangria, 1738 Hicks Ave., Olivehurst, CA 95961, USA) or LoTW. [DX-World]

04/09/2015:  SV8/DK7TX  GREEK ISLAND HOLIDAY -
Oliver, DK7TX reports that he be active holiday style as SV8/DK7TX during the 4th until the 16th September. QRV on 20-17-15 metre SSB from IOTA EU-174, with carbattery from Artemis Island, Diaporos Island (GIOTA NAS-047) and Ayos Isidoros Island. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX-World]

05/09/2015:  FO/DF1YP  FRENCH POLYNESIA -
Heinz, DF1YP plans activity as FO/DF1YP from Moorea Island (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WW Loc. BH52CM) and Pointe Aroa lighthouse (ARLHS FRP-004, WLOTA 0465) from 5th September until 1st October, 2015. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. Online log search will be available at df1yp.darc.de/log/search.html [DX-World]

11/09/2015:  MJ/DL2JRM  JERSEY -
Rene, DL2JRM plans activity on the HF bands from the Isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) on 11-14 September, using the callsign MJ/DL2JRM. QSL via home call, direct or bureau - No eQSL!. [rsgbiota.org]

12/09/2015:  T88KH  PALAU -
Ken, JP1RIW / BM2JCC will once again be QRV as T88KH from West Plaza Hotel by the Sea Hotel, on Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI) from 12-16 September. Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 metres. QSL via BM2JCC or Club Log (OQRS). [DX-World]

14/09/2015:  D67GIA  COMOROS -
Ken, LA7GIA announces he is booked for the Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel, located in Moroni, Njazidja [Grande Comore] Island (WLOTA 3027, WW Loc. LH18PI), Union of the Comoros (IOTA AF-007), and will be active as D67GIA between 14-23 September, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, RTTY and SSB, using TS-480 with a 500 watt amp, antennas will be a yagi for (20/15/10m) and an all band vertical, with wire antennas as backup. QSL via home call. Online log will be published regularly on Club Log during DXpedition given that wifi is available. Further information and updates at: la7gia.com/d67gia-2/index.html [DX-World]

14/09/2015:  F/ON6NB, F/homecall  ILE-DE-BATZ -
NB-DX-Team members Erik ON4ANN, Philippe ON4ACP, Erik ON4CCV, Paul ON5PDV and Walter ON8CW plan activity from Ile-de-Batz (EU-105, DIFM MA-018, WLOTA 0680) as F/ON6NB or F/homecall between 14-18 September. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, or direct via ON4ANN (Erik De Mey, Nelemolenstraat 7, 1700 Dilbeek, Belgium) with SASE/SAE + 2GS. Website: users.telenet.be/on4ann/EU105/ [NG3K]

15/09/2015:  E6GG  NIUE ISLAND -
The "Six-G's" expedition team will be operating from Niue Island (OC-040) as E6GG from 15th to 29th September 2015. This is essentially the same team that operated from TX6G (Australs) in 2014. Team members will be Don G3BJ, Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH, Hilary G4JKS and Justin G4TSH (yes - seven members of the "Six-G's"!). Operation will be from a coastal site on the North coast of Niue with a clear sea take-off to Europe, US and Asia (WW Loc. AH51CB). The team will take four complete high power stations, with at least three operational at any time, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3TXF (please use Club Log OQRS for direct and bureau QSLs). Further information and updates on their website at: http://www.e6gg.com/. [DX-World]

15/09/2015:  HB0/DL3TU/P, HB0/DL4AAE/P  LIECHTENSTEIN -
Roman, DL3TU and Uwe, DL4AAE will once again be active from the Principality of Liechtenstein as HB0/DL3TU/p and HB0/DL4AAE/p during the second half of September or early October. Weather permitting, they will attempt to operate Field Day style from the summit of Augstenberg (2359 metres A.S.L.) using CW only with an emphasis on Asia. They will have with them delta loop antennas and Vertical Dipole Arrays (VDAs) for the bands from 20m to 10m. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or bureau. For updates and details, visit Roman's webpage: www.dl3tu.darc.de/ [DX-World]

16/09/2015:  E6GG  NUIE ISLAND -
A group of UK operators, most of whom formed the TX6G (Austral) expedition in 2014, will be active as E6GG from Niue Island (OC-040, WLOTA 2139, WWFF ZLFF-0021) for two weeks in the second half of September 2015. The team will include Don G3BJ, Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH, Hilary G4JKS and Justin G4TSH. Activity is planned for 160 to 10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Logs will be uploaded to both Club Log and LoTW. QSL via G3TXF. A web-site with full details will be available soon. [G3BJ]

16/09/2015:  JW/OX5M  SVALBARD -
Look for Mia OX5M, Daniel OX5T and Joergen OZ0J to be QRV from the JW5E Clubstation, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard, from 16-23 September 2015. Activity on HF bands, SSB, CW and some DIGI modes using the callsign JW/OX5M. QSL via LoTW and OZ0J (direct/bureau). Please use OQRS on Club Log to order QSL card. [DX-World]

19/09/2015:  JA0JHQ/VK9C  COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS -
Nobuaki, JA0JHQ has announced he will be active from the The Bird's Nest holiday apartment, West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands (IOTA OC-003) between 19-25 September, 2015. QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB. Mornings will be 30/12/10 metres, Noon 6 metres, Afternoons 17 and 15 metres, Evenings 30/40/80 metres and Midnights 20 metres. RIG:HS-480HX (200w) 50MHz=100w. Antenna: Single-LOOP for 14/18/21/24/28MHz, End-feed for 3.5/7/10/50MHz. QSL via home call, bureau (preferred) or direct. LoTW possibly later. Website: pandasan.jimdo.com/ [DX-World]

20/09/2015:  T88QB  PALAU -
Fumi, JF2SQB reports that he will be active as T88QB on 20-22 September 2015 from Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009). QRV on all HF bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX-World]

20/09/2015:  Z21MG  ZIMBABWE -
Operators Petr OK1FCJ/OL8R, Pavel OK1FPS and David OK6DJ will be active as Z21MG from Zimbabwe between 20th September and 2nd October. On air approx: limited/building up 20th,21st, fully from 21st till 30th September, limited/dismantling 1st October. QRV on 160-10m CW, SSB, and Digi-modes. They also plan to be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (26-27 September). QSL via OK6DJ direct, bureau, Club Log OQRS, LoTW or eQSL. Further info and updates at: www.cdxp.cz/ [DxCoffee]

23/09/2015:  3D2YA  YANGETA ISLAND -
Aki, JA1NLX will be active again from Yangeta Island, Yasawa group (IOTA OC-156), Republic of Fiji, as 3D2YA between 23-28 September, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY (TBD), using KX3/KXPA100 100W, Bravo-5 vertical dipole, vertical. QSL via Club Log OQRS (preferred), home call direct only and LoTW. Log will be uploaded to Club Log everyday if good internet connection is available, otherwise when he returns home. Log will be uploaded to LoTW when he returns home. Aki is no longer a member of JARL. Do not send your QSL card to JA Buro. Further information and updates at: ja1nlx-aki.blogspot.jp/search/label/3D2YA_2015 [DX-World]

23/09/2015:  KP2  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS -
The East Mississippi Field Unit (WE5DX) will be be active from the island of St. Croix Island (USi VI-002S, WLOTA 2477) U.S. Virgin Islands (IOTA NA-106) between 23-30 September 2015, including the CQWW RTTY DX Contest (26-27 September) as KP2/WE5DX. Outside of the contest Jim (KP2/AD5OW), Jeffrey (KP2/N5TIT) and Debbie (KP2/KF5MEG) will be active on 80-10 metre SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL's can be sent to the individual callsigns via bureau, LoTW, eQSL or direct via home call with SASE for USA or 1 IRC for DX. [DX-World]

24/09/2015:  MJ0CFW, MJ5Z  JERSEY -
Kazu, M0CFW will once again be active as MJ0CFW from the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) between 24-29th September. Activity will also include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (26-27 September). Outside the contest look for Kazu on all HF bands, various modes. QSL both calls via Club Log OQRS or LoTW. [NG3K]

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. Website: www.c21gc.com/ [DX-World]

27/09/2015:  E51MQT  NORTH COOK ISLANDS -
Rob, N7QT and YL Melanie, N7BX plan activity as E51MQT from Manihiki Atoll (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 N7QT, 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]

01/10/2015:  TX3X  CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS -
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: chesterfield2015.pdxg.net/ [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):www.s79sp.dxing.pl/ [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: v73d.mydx.de/ [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: aa4vk.com/PY0F/PY0F.htm 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: e5.sp5drh.com/index.html [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:  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 20-27th 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]

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]

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: www.mdxc.org/3w3md/ [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. [rsgbiota.org]

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: vk9wa.com/ [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 QRZ.com 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 www.lz5x.com/ [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: island.geocities.jp/southcookholiday [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]

2016

01/01/2016:  VP8STI, VP8SGI  SOUTH SANDWICH & GEORGIA ISLANDS -
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: www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8 [425 DX News]

11/01/2016:  KH5  PALMYRA ATOLL -
The DXpedition to Cooper Island, Palmyra Atoll (OC-085, Grid Loc. AJ85) 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: palmyra2016.org/ [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: ja3avo.blog81.fc2.com/blog-entry-2707.html [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: www.on4ww.be/bouvet2016.html. The email address to contact Mark with regard to the DXpedition is bouvet2016[@]telenet.be. [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: palestine.ig9y.com/. [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: www.heardisland.org/ [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: dipperdx.com/cocos2016 [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 QRZ.com). For more details and updates, see: www.cy9dxpedition.com/ [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: www.rc3c.ru/hb0/ [DxCoffee]