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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: [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 [ARRL DX News]

2012 - Still Active

17/08/2012:  J28NC  DJIBOUTI -
Christian, F5MBF, arrived in the Republic of Djibouti in July and will be staying there for at least two years. He received the callsign J28NC and is now QRV as of 17 August 2012. He currently uses a vertical from 80 to 10m and is waiting on a beam to arrive and be installed. Look for him mainly on CW, with some SSB. Current plans are to go QRT mid-June 2015. QSL via his home call, REF bureau preferred. [DX-World]

2013 - Still Active

15/02/2013:  P29NO  PAPUA NEW GUINEA -
Nao, JA2VQP, is teaching mathematics at the Divine Word University in Wewak, East Sepic Province (north coast of PNG main land) [(OC-034, WLOTA 0084)]. During December 2012 he shipped some radio gear to P.N.G and hopes to be active in the coming months as P29NO on the HF bands using CW, RTTY and SSB with 100 watts and long wire antenna. Nao will be staying for two years. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. [DX World]

Andy, M0HLT, is now based on the Falklands (on and off) for up to the next two years. Look for VP8DOH to be active between 11 May 2013 and 11 May 2015 from East Falkland Island (WLOTA 1479, WWFF GFF-024), Falkland Islands (SA-002) between work commitments on 20-10m SSB only. EQSL's only please, or LoTW. [DX World]

02/08/2013:  YS1/NP3J  EL SALVADOR -
Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active as YS1/NP3J from San Salvador, El Salvador between 2 August 2013 and the end of 2014. QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL. [OPDX Bulletin]

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 ClubLog. [F6AJA]

01/12/2013:  RI1ANC  ANTARCTICA -
Alex, RD1AV - Chief of the base and radio operator in 2014, will be active again as RI1ANC between 1st December 2013 and 1st February 2015 from Vostok Base (AA U-10, WAP RUS-13, IOTA AN-016, WWFF RFF-168), Wilkes Land, Antarctica. QRV on all bands using CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via RN1ON, bureau or direct - Online Log at: [DX World]

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: [425 DX News]


12/02/2014:  DS4DRE/4  TAEHUKSAN DO -
Kang, DS4DRE, will be active as DS4DRE/4 from Taehuksan island [Taehuksan Do](IOTA AS-093), South Korea, between 12th February and 31st December 2014. He plans to be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB and CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DXNL]

15/02/2014:  D8A  ANTARCTICA -
Lee, DS4NMJ will be active as D8A from the new Korean research station Jang Bogo (WAP KOR-new, IOTA AN-016) which is currently under construction at Terra Nova Bay, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lee hopes to be at Jang Bogo by early February, travelling aboard the ice-breaker Araon. QRV after mid-February 2014 until January 31, 2015 on 160-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HL2FDW. [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]

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. [DXAT]

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: [WAP Online]

14/04/2014:  ZA/IW2JOP  ALBANIA -
Dimitri, IW2JOP, is currently working and resides in Saranda (Grid Loc. KM09, Vlore County, District of Sarande, Albania, and is active as ZA/IW2JOP. Activity is on the HF bands and 2 metres using SSB and digital modes. QSL via IW2HAJ. [ARRL DX News]

01/05/2014:  ZS1KX  MARION ISLAND -
Gerard, ZS1KX is due to leave South Africa on 2 April, destination Marion Island (AF-021). He expects to be QRV as ZS8KX around May for about one year. QSL to Gerard de Jong, P.O. Box 744, Wellington, 7654, South Africa (his wife will be his QSL manager). [425 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]

15/06/2014:  V650XG  IOTA TOUR -
Celebrating his 50th anniversary in Ham Radio, look for Haru, JA1XGI, to be active with special call V650XG from the following islands: sometime in mid-June from Kosrae Island (OC-059, WLOTA 1569); First week in December 2014 from the Chuuk Islands (OC-011); Possibly other islands. Haru plans to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. Further info and updates on his website at: [DX World]

20/07/2014:  5H9AC  TANZANIA -
Travelling with a backpack, 15m of wire and a Yaesu FT-817, look for Andrea, IN3ECI, to be active as 5H9AC while trying to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Reports indicate he was recently on Mount Hanang (3400m) and is often active on 17m SSB @ 19:00z. QSL via IN3ECI, direct (Andrea Cavattoni, Piazza Vittoria 15, Bolzano (BZ), IT 39100, Italy) or eQSL. [DxCoffee]

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]

06/09/2014:  TK/G4BKI  CORSICA -
Paul, G4BKI (also VP9KF) will be active from the east coast of the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390, QRA JN42QB) from 6th October, 2014 to 16th March, 2015. Callsign for first 90 days: TK/G4BKI. After that: TK4?? QRV 80-10 metres, with focus on CW. QSL direct only: Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa, FL 33615, U.S.A. Please, DO NOT send to the F, TK, W4 or G Bureau, you will not receive a reply. [NG3K]

Vittorio, DJ0ML, will be active as HI7/DJ0ML from Higuey City, eastern La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974, QRA FK58PO), until June 2015. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10/6 metres. QSL via home call direct (see [OPDX Bulletin]

Bob, N7XR now expects to be active as VQ9XR from Diego Garcia (AF-006, WLOTA 1645), Chagos Archipelago starting "on or about 25 October". He will operate CW, RTTY and SSB on the HF bands. His original plans were for a 3-week stay on the island. He may also use the call VQ92X or VQ92XR "to provide prefix hunters a new one". QSL via N7XR, direct only. See for possible updates. [425 DX News]

30/10/2014:  JW/UA3IPL  SVALBARD -
Alexander, UA3IPL, will be once again active as JW/UA3IPL from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) for 4 months starting 30th October, 2014. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW (slow speed), SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. Equipment will be a Yaesu FT-857D with FC30 tuner into a G5RV antenna. QSL via RW6HS direct only. [OPDX Bulletin]

xx/10/2014:  5W  SAMOA -
After their activity from Tokelau look for Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marcin, SP5ES to be active from Upolu island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa (OC-097), as 5W1AF and 5W1AG respectively. Likely QRV for 5 days end of October/beginning November. QSL via ops instructions. [DX-World]

01/11/2014:  RI1ANR  ANTARCTICA -
Oleg ZS1ANF, Slava RD3MX and Alex UA1PAW will be stationed at the Antarctica Novo Runway Airbase, Novolazarevskaya Base (IOTA AN-016, AA UA-08, WAP RUS-09, WWFF RFF-162), Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, between November 2014 to March 2015. They plan activity as RI1ANR on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via RK1PWA. [DX-World]

Once again Mike, GM0HCQ is active from onboard the Royal Research Ship "James Clark Ross". Whilst in Antarctic and Falkland Islands waters he uses the call VP8CMH/mm, at all other times he uses GM0HCQ/mm. The ship is due to arrive at King Edward Point, South Georgia (AN-007) on 30 November and depart on 2 December, and Mike might be able to go ashore and operate CW and/or SSB as VP8SGK (not before 20.30 UTC, as his working day finishes at 20 UTC). He might also get the chance to operate as VP8ROT from Rothera Base on Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica between 27 and 31 December and again between 8 and 11 January 2015. All dates are subject to change. QSL for all callsigns via GM0HCQ (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. Follow the ship itinerary and Mikes' daily updates at: [425 DX News]

02/11/2014:  4S7KKG  SRI LANKA -
Peter, DC0KK is again in Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762), until 10 April 2015. He operates mainly CW and the digital modes as 4S7KKG. QSL via DC0KK, direct or bureau (OQRS on ClubLog). [425 DX News]

06/11/2014:  J79XBI  DOMINICA -
Seth, SM0XBI, will be active again as J79XBI from Dominica (NA-101) between 6 November 2014 and 5 March 2015. He plans to operate SSB on all bands. QSL via SM5DJZ, direct or Bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on ClubLog. [425 DX News]

07/11/2014:  IA/IZ2QEJ  ANTARCTICA -
On 7th November, 2014 Paolo IZ2QEJ arrived at Dome C - Concordia Station (AA MN-06, WAP MNB-03, IOTA AN-016, WWFF ANFF-006), Antarctica, where he will be working as a medical doctor there until 4th February, 2015. The Station Leader has granted permission to Paolo to operate from the Radio Room outside working hours. Paolo will sign IA/IZ2QEJ and be active on the HF bands. QSL direct to IZ2QEJ. [DX-World]

15/11/2014:  PZ5JW  SURINAME -
Wolfgang, DL4WO will be active from Suriname as PZ5JW between 15th November, 2014 and 15th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

18/11/2014:  PJ2  CURACAO -
Geoff W0CG (PJ2DX), Gene KB7Q (PJ2/KB7Q), Joerg DF9LJ (PJ2/DF9LJ) and possibly others will be active from the Signal Point contest station, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 18th November and 2nd December, 2014. Main focus will be on the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi/? entry using the callsign PJ2T. Outside the contest look for activity on the HF bands using with PJ2T or their personal PJ2 callsigns. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. QSL PJ2DX direct to W0CG. QSL others via their home calls. [CCC]

19/11/2014:  TA0  ASIATIC TURKEY -
The Bulgarian Elecraft Team annual contest expedition to Asiatic Turkey is planed to be between 19-25th November, 2014. The call sign in the CQWW DX CW Contest will be TC0A. Outside the contest we will be using our homecalls/TA0. Team members include Nick LZ1NK, Christo LZ3FN, Plamen LZ1DCW, Ilian LZ1CNN, Nick LZ3ND, Nasko LZ3YY, Yasar TA3D, Mustafa TA2TX, Miroslav LZ1MBU and Krasi LZ2UW. As always it will be field style operation. Their location will be the island of Bozcaada (IOTA AS-099, WLOTA 0085, QRA KM39AT). It was choosen because of the flat terrain and low noise level. They hope the first antenas and stations to be set, Tuesday 19th in the late afternoon. QSL TA0A via LoTW (preferred). QSL others via their home callsigns. Website: [NG3K]

20/11/2014:  PJ2/PA0VDV  CURACAO -
Joeke, PA0VDV will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) from 20th November to 26th December. He will operate CW only, but will not take part in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

22/11/2014:  RI1ANZ  ANTARCTICA -
Nikolai, RW6ACM (ex-RI1ANP), will be active as RI1ANZ from Progress Station starting December 22nd. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RN1ON, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/11/2014:  3W3O  VIETNAM -
Tony, KM0O, will be active as 3W3O from Danang, Vietnam, between 25th November and 24th December, 2014. His main activity will be the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Tony likes 80 and 160 metres, so he will probably be emphasizing those bands before and after the contest. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau or KM0O (see He will upload his logs to LoTW as promptly as possible. QSLs will not go out until summer of 2015. [OPDX Bulletin]

26/11/2014:  6Y6N  JAMAICA -
Armin, DK9PY, will be active as 6Y6N from nr Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish, County of Cornwall, island of Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 0214) between 26th November and 17th December, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using his FT-857 into an inverted L. Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry using Josh, 6Y5WJ, station (CQ zone 8). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

26/11/2014:  PZ  SURINAME -
Hermann, DL2NUD (PZ5UD) and Wolfgang, DL4WO (PZ5EME) will be on a Moonbounce DXpedition from Suriname between 26th November and 8th December, 2014. Activity will be from Paramaribo (WW Loc. GJ25JT) on 144, 432, 1296, 2320 ad 3400 MHz. QSL via DL4WO (Wolfgang Freitag, Heidestr. 132, 01454 Radeberg, Germany) with SAE and sufficient postage. Further information and operating schedule is available on their website at: [DXAT]

Felix, DL5XL, will be returning to George Von Neumayer Station III (AN-016, WAP DEU-08, WWFF DLFF-022 QRA IB59UH), Antarctica, and be active when time permits as DP1POL from early December 2014 to late February 2015. QRV mainly CW with some SSB, RTTY. QSL via DL1ZBO, direct or Bureau and LoTW. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [DX-World]

02/12/2014:  A6/VE6LB  U.A.E. -
Gerry, VE6LB will once again be active as A6/VE6LB from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 2-25 December, 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metres, mainly CW, using 100 Watts. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. [DX-World]

03/12/2014:  VQ9XR (VQ92X)  CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO -
Bob, N7XR will once again activate Diego Garcia Island (AF-006, WLOTA 1645) between 3-19 December using the callsign VQ9XR. May use VQ92X instead. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, running 500 Watts. Bob might also use the callsign V92X or V92XR instead (gives the prefix hunters a new prefix). QSL direct only to N7XR ( [NG3K]

06/12/2014:  5P8VW  ROMO ISLAND -
Volker, DJ8VW, will be active as 5P8VW from Romo Island (EU-125) between 6-20th December, 2014. Activity will be on 160-6 metres, including WARC bands. QSL to his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. [OPDX Bulletin]

06/12/2014:  JW9JKA  SVALBARD -
Svein, LA9JKA reports that "This years work brings me to Bear Island [Bjornoya] (IOTA EU-027, WW Loc. JQ78WP). This will be a sparetime-operation. I've learnt some after sparetime-expedtions on Jan Mayen, and will be focusing on Bands from 160m-6m. Equiment is limited, due to rules of work. QRV: Approx 6th of December 2014. QRT: Approx. 30th of May 2015. Focus on 160m will be in winter, and 6m in springtime." QSL via home call, direct only (see [DXAT]

08/12/2014:  J6  SAINT LUCIA -
Bengt, SM7EQL and Ronnie, SM7DKF will be active from the island of St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) as J6/homecall between 8-17th December, 2014. QRV holiday-style, 20-10m CW only. QSL J6/SM7EQL via SM6JSM. QSL J6/SM7DKF via home call. [DX-World]

09/12/2014:  3D2HC  FIJI -
Udo, DL9HCU is again QRV from Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), Fiji, as 3D2HC for the next couple of weeks. He runs QRP on 30-15m mostly CW, and has previously checked into the ANZA net. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

09/12/2014:  EA8/H.C.'s  CANARY ISLANDS -
Andrea, IK1PMR and Claudia, PA3LEO will be active as EA8/homecalls from the island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, Grid Loc. IL18), Canary Islands (AF-004). Activity will take place between 9th December 2014 and 8th January 2015. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL via HB9FKK (preferred - direct or Bureau) or home calls (Bureau only). LoTW and ClubLog will also be used. Website: [NG3K]

10/12/2014:  YC9ZGG  SANGEANG ISLAND -
YB9IPY, YC9HF, YC9GBO, YC9JAJ, YC9JYB, YC9GGF, YC9IPH and YC9GWR will be active as YC9ZGG from Sangeang Island (OC-150, WLOTA 2677) between 10-12th December, 2014. QRV on 40-10m, SSB. QSL via operator instructions. [DX-World]

11/12/2014:  7P8NH  LESOTHO -
Nick, G3RWF, is heading back to Southern Africa for a 5 week holiday starting in Lesotho and being active as 7P8NH between 11-14th December 2014. He will also be on the air from South Africa from about 18th December 2014 to 5th January 2015 as ZS1/G3RWF, and then from Namibia from about 6-13th January 2015 as V5/G3RWF. Listen for him on the higher bands on CW (no SSB). QSL via OQRS to G3RWF and LoTW. [DXAT]

11/12/2014:  FM/H.C.'s  MARTINIQUE -
Gerard, F2VX and Bernard, F9IE will be active as FM/homecall from Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) from 11 December to 8 January. They will operate CW and SSB on the HF bands from FM5WD's station. A side trip to St. Lucia (J6) might be possible. [425 DX News]

Bill, W5SJ and Jim, K5KQI will be QRV from 11-19th December as home calls/VP2V from the British Virgin Islands (NA-023). Activity will be on 40 to 10 metre CW and SSB. QSL to home calls. [ARRL DX News]

12/12/2014:  D44TWO  CAPE VERDE -
Harald, DF2WO, will again be active holiday-style from Praia, on the southern coast of Santiago Island (AF-005) in the Sotavento Islands group, Cape Verde Islands, as D44TWO between 12th December 2014 and 8th January 2015. QRV on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO. Activity follows his operation as XT2AW. [DX-World]

12/12/2014:  T8CW  PALAU -
Ryosei, JH0IXE, will be active once again as T8CW from the VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between 25th December 2014 and 5th January 2015. QRV on all bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL T8CW via JA0FOX, Bureau preferred. [Palau Radio Club]

13/12/2014:  CN2KV  MOROCCO -
Vincent F4BKV will be active holiday style from Morocco as CN2KV between 13-19th December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands, SSB only. If you want QSL via Bureau, you can request it by email or via the Online QSL Request System (, no need to send paper QSL. [DX-World]

13/12/2014:  KX9X/4  CUDJOE KEY, FL. -
Sean, KX9X will operate QRP as KX9X/4 from Cudjoe Key (NA-062, USi FL075S, Grid Loc. EL94), Monroe county, Florida, and possibly some nearby smaller islets on 13-18th December. QSL via home call and LoTW. [425 DX News]

14/12/2014:  DH0GAK/P  CUDJOE KEY, FL. -
Christoph, DH0GAK will be active as DH0GAK/p from Amrum Island (EU-042, DID/GIA N-18, WLOTA 2464) on 14-19 December. He will operate QRP on 20 and 40 metres. QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

15/12/2014:  PJ2/SM4KYN  CURACAO -
Anders, SM4KYN and his wife Ingela will once again be on winter vacation from the PJ2T QTH at Signal Point, Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 15th December 2014 and 15th January 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call. Website: [CCC]

15/12/2014:  XW4XR  LAOS -
Bruce, 3W3B, stays in Vientiane between 15th December, 2014 and 2nd January, 2015. QRV as XW4XR on 80-10m CW and RTTY. He then returns again to Laos during later January, between the 15th and 23rd. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. [DX Newsletter]

19/12/2014:  VP5/VE3OC  TURKS & CAICOS -
Steve, VE3OC, will be back in Turks and Caicos Islands from 19-26th December operating vacation mode. Between scuba dives, he will be QRV as VP5/VE3OC from the island of Providenciales (NA-002, WLOTA 2003) using Icom IC-7000, Buddiepole antenna, Lithium-Ion battery for portable use on the beach and cliff sides. Steve will confirm QSO's via LoTW and eQSL, or direct... NO Bureau please. Website: [DxCoffee]

20/12/2014:  JA0JHQ/VK9  NORFOLK ISLAND -
Nobuaki, JA0JHQ plans activity from Anson Bay lodge, Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392) as JA0JHQ/VK9 between 20-22 December, 2014. QRV mainly on 12-15m SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

21/12/2014:  PJ2  CURACAO -
Carlos, PJ2/HK4CM and Herbert, PJ2/HK4RB will be active on 80-10 metres from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) from 21-28 December, 2014. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. []

22/12/2014:  JD1  OGASAWARA -
Koji, JI1LET as JD1BOI and Take JA1UII as JD1BON will be active from Chichi-jima [Father Island] (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-018, Grid Loc. QL17), Ogasawara, from 22 December 2014 to 2 January 2015. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via home calls. [425 DX News]

22/12/2014:  YB4IR/8  BANDA NEIRA -
Imam YB4IR will be active as YB4IR/8 from Banda Neira island, Banda Archipelago (OC-157), Maluku province, Indonesia, from 22-25 December, 2014. QRV on 40-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call direct/Bureau/OQRS. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. []

24/12/2014:  9N7CB  NEPAL -
On Christmas-Eve, 2014, Clemens DL2GAN plans to get on the air on 14MHz and 21MHz (just as he did in Nov. 2012). SSB is planned, but if conditions are bad, Clemens will operate CW instead. Power: Medium 50 to 100W pep. He will be operating from the QTH of Satish 9N1AA. Time of operation: from 8.00am to 2.00pm UTC roughly. Exact time of operation is not yet known! QSL via DL2GAN, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

26/12/2014:  4X0WFF  ISRAEL -
Members of the Holyland DX Group will activate Mamshit [UNESCO World Heritage site - see] (WWFF 4XFF-026, Holyland Square H26BS) for the Israel National Parks Award. This will be the first time ever activation. Look for the group to sign 4X0WFF between 26-27th December. They plan to have two stations operating CW and SSB on the WFF frequencies. Operators include Shalom 4Z4BS, Mark 4Z4KX, Ruben 4Z5FI, Yulik 4X6HP, Ros 4Z5LA, Vlad 4Z5IW and Jan 4X1VF. QSL cards will handled by Ros, 4Z5LA. [OPDX Bulletin]

26/12/2014:  VK9/G7VJR  NORFOLK ISLAND -
Michael, G7VJR, will be active holiday style as VK9/G7VJR from Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392) between 26th December 2014 and 1st January 2015. QRV using CW on the higher bands. No low band activity is planned. QSL via M0OXO. [DX-World]

27/12/2014:  AH2/AB2RF  GUAM -
Kan, JJ2RCJ will be active from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) as AH2/AB2RF between 27-30th December, 2014. Focus on WARC band RTTY. QSL via LoTW. [DX-World]

27/12/2014:  JI3DST/6  KUCHINO ISLAND -
Take, JI3DST will once again be active from Kuchino-shima [Mouth Island], Tokara Archipelago (AS-049), Kagoshima prefecture, as JI3DST/6 between 27th December 2014 and 4th January 2015. He will operate SSB, CW and possibly digital modes and FM on 160-10 metres. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [DX-World]

27/12/2014:  YB4IR/8  YAMDENA ISLAND -
Imam YB4IR will be active as YB4IR/8 from Yamdena Island, Tanimbar Islands (OC-224), Maluku Province, Indonesia, from 27-31 December, 2014. QRV on 40-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call direct/Bureau/OQRS. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [OK1DH]

John, PU2KKE will activate Santa Catarina Island (SA-026, DIB SC-01, WLOTA 2981), Santa Catarina State, Brazil from 27-31 December, 2014 using the special callsign ZV5WSC. The purpose of this DXpedition is to spend time in the most isolated and deserted beaches, combining hiking, camping and ham radio. This will be approximately 70 kimometers of hiking. A side trip to Campeche Island (DIB SC-04) will take place on day 5. QSL via PU2KKE, direct (PO Box 04, Cabreuva-SP, 13315-000, Brazil) with SAE + $2. Further information and pictures at: [DxCoffee]

28/12/2014:  3A/EA5IDQ  MONACO -
Jose, EA5IDQ will be 3A/EA5IDQ, portable in Monaco, maybe mobile, from 28 till 30 December 2014 in SSB + RTTY 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. Further information can be found at: [NG3K]

28/12/2014:  JD1BMH  OGASAWARA -
Harry, JG7PSJ will again be active as JD1BMH from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-018, Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara, between 28 December, 2014 and 10th January, 2015. QRV on 40-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. Updates on twitter and JD1BMH webpage. [DX-World]

28/12/2014:  W4  CEDAR KEYS -
Look for Jim KG4JSZ/p, Tim KI4GMR/p and Tony N2MFT/4 to be active on the HF bands from the Cedar Keys Group (NA-076), Florida. Operation will start the evening (local) of 28th December and run through 29th December. Send QSL requests to operators home address. []

31/12/2014:  VP9/K4KGG  BERMUDA -
Larry, K4KGG will be active from Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) as VP9/K4KGG between 31st December, 2014 and 5th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, logs uploaded to LoTW / ClubLog. QSL direct or bureau via W3HNK. [DX-World]


01/01/2015:  EP6T  QEYS ISLAND -
The Rockall DX Group plans a DXpedition to Qeys (aka Kish) Island (AS-166), Iran, in January, 2015. QRV on all bands and modes. Further information is forthcoming. Websites: and [DX-World]

05/01/2015:  TX5W  AUSTRAL ISLANDS -
Wayne, KK6BT, will be active as TX5W from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Austral Islands, between 5-11th January, 2015. QRV on 40-10m, SSB. Focus on central and north EU. Website with full details coming soon. QSL direct only to KE8G (Jim Blanca, 5838 Acacia Rose Ct., Richmond, TX, 77407 USA). Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

07/01/2015:  AH0CO/KH8  AMERICAN SAMOA -
Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active from Tutuila Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as AH0CO/KH8 between January 7-12, 2015. QRV mainly on 30, 17 and 15 metre SSB, some CW. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

09/01/2015:  8T5MQT  SAGAR ISLAND -
The West Bengal Radio Club (VU2MQT, will be active as 8T5MQT from Sagar Island (AS-153, WLOTA 2262) on 9-16th January 2015 during the annual Gangasagar Mela. Expect main activity to take place on 14260 kHz. QSL via VU2NRO. [425 DX News]

09/01/2015:  T8  PALAU -
Operators Mike JA6EGL, Hiro JA6KYU, Yasu JA6UBY and Yu JE6DND will once again be active as T88SM, T88HS, T88CP, and T88HK, respectively, from Koror Island (WW Loc. PJ77FI), Republic of Palau (IOTA OC-009), between 9-15th January 2015. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct only. [OPDX Bulletin]

10/01/2015:  6W7SK  SENEGAL -
Francis, F6BLP will once again visit Saly Portudal, Senegal, and will be active as 6W7SK between 10th January and 5th February, 2015. IC-7100 with G5RV inverted V in the tree 12m up, inverted L for 160m + 300 watts solid state amplifier, mainly CW operation. Log uploaded (every day if possible ...) on, ClubLog and LoTW. 100% QSl also via Bureau.

10/01/2015:  XR0YJ, CE0Y/H.C.'s  EASTER ISLAND -
Japanese ops Tatsuo JA3ARJ, Masumi JA3AVO, Shozo JA3HJI, Jusei JA3IVU, Kunio JH3LSS, YL Hiroko JH3PBL and Shima JI3DNN plan to be active from Hare Kapone on Easter Island (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-027, Grid Loc. DG52) as XR0YJ from 10-16 January 2015. QRV holiday style on 80-6 metre CW, SSB and Digi-modes. Activity as CE0Y/homecalls is also possible. QSL via operators' information. Website: [DX-World]

10/01/2015:  ZF2PG  CAYMAN ISLANDS -
Pete, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG from near Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042, WW Loc. EK99hh), during January-February (2015), especially for the NAQP Contest between 10-18th January. QRV, when not diving, will occur on 20 thru 10 metre SSB during the morning and afternoons on weekdays, and he hopes one night on 160 thru 40 metres. QSL via home call, direct only ( Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

11/01/2015:  HH5/KC0W  HAITI -
Tom, KC0W, will once again be active as HH5/KC0W from the extreme northern tip of the island of Haiti (NA-096, WLOTA 0343) from 11th January until 3rd February 2015. He plans to be QRV on 160, 80 and 40 metre CW only. Antennas Over Salt Water - 500 Watts - dedicated RX antennas. QSL Direct only via KC0W ( NO BUREAU, NO LoTW, NO eQSL. [DX-World]

14/01/2015:  PJ4B  BONAIRE -
Peter, PA8A, will be active again as PJ4B from Kralendijk, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between 14-29th January 2015. QRV holiday-style on the HF bands. QSL via PA8A, direct only (Peter Jelgersma, Noordzijde 14, Bodegraven 2411RA, Netherlands) with 2$ and SAE. [DX-World]

15/01/2015:  C5X  THE GAMBIA -
Steve G3VMW, Alan G3XAQ, Don G3XTT and Iain M0PCB will be active from the old MW Radio Syd site, near Banjul, The Gambia, from 15-26th January 2015 with the callsign C5X. They plan to have two high-power stations with Elecraft K3/100 radios and KPA-500 amplifiers, operating on CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK. There will be two Spiderbeams for HF; 160m and 80m verticals on an 18m Spiderpole and dipoles/verticals for 30m and 40m. There will be some activity in the CQWW 160m Contest during their last weekend in The Gambia. QSL Manager is Charles M0OXO and logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog and to LoTW. Charles will provide an Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) and also deal with direct or Bureau requests. [DX-World]

15/01/2015:  S79AC  SEYCHELLES -
Eric, OE4AAC will be active holiday style from the Seychelles (AF-024) between 15th January and 10th February, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, using K3, SG231 and 10m fiberglass rod vertical. Eric plans to activate both Mahe Island (WLOTA 3286) and Praslin Island (WLOTA 2862) during his visit. QSL via OE4AAC, OQRS. [DX-World]

16/01/2015:  MM0NDX/P  ORKNEY ISLANDS -
Col, MM0NDX plans a quick visit to Orkney Island (EU-009, IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) between 16-18th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands as MM0NDX/p. QSL via IW7EGQ. []

Gene, N9SW plans to be active holiday style once again from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377, Grid Loc. FK87) as FJ/N9SW between 17-25th January, 2015. QRV on 40-6m, maybe 80m. Mostly CW. QSL via home call ( [DX-World]

20/01/2015:  V47JA  ST. KITTS -
John, V47JA says - "I will again be operating from our Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG), W.I. vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from January 20 to March 1, 2015 and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; and shortened 160m Dipole. On 6m, 3el Yagi. Also XYL, Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW." [DX-World]

22/01/2015:  TG9/VE7BV  GUATEMALA -
Look for Dwight, VE7BV, to be active holiday style as TG9/VE7BV from Antigua, Sacatepequez Department, Guatemala (WW Loc. EK44PN) between 22nd January and 17th February, 2015. Plans are to be QRV on at least 20,17 and 15 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [DX-World]

24/01/2015:  FM, J3, J6, J8  CARIBBEAN TOUR -
Once again operators Mek SP7VC, Ted SP3IPB and YL Kate SQ7OYL will be on a Caribbean tour but will also have operators Bogdan K2RPF, Zbyszek SP3CFM and Jerzy SP7TF join them. They plan to activate several islands between 24th January and 14th February, 2015. The tentative schedule, islands and callsigns have been announced: 24-26 January - Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041); FM/SP7VC and FM/SP7TF. 27 January to 3 February - St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336); as J6/homecalls. 4-5 February - St. Vincent (NA-109, WLOTA 0492); as J8/homecalls. 6-7 February - Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718); as J3/homecalls. 7-8 February - Carriccou island (NA-147, Grenada IOTA); as J3/homecalls. 8-9th February - Union island (NA-025, Grenadies IOTA); as J8/homecalls. 13-14 February - Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041); as FM/homecalls. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 metres using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Their equipment consists of TS-590, FT-847, FT-857 and with three Amp (500W). Antennas: Inv-L for 80-160m, 2 phased verticals 160/80/40m, HexBeam SP7IDX Technology, VDA antennas and verticals R-7000. QSL via their home calls. Watch for updates on Mek's Blog pages at: and [OPDX Bulletin]

02/02/2014:  PJ2/DH6TJ  CURACAO -
Sasha, DH6TJ, will be active as PJ2/DH6TJ from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 2nd February and 31st March, 2015. Activity will be limited due to his work commitment. QRV on 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB using IC-706MKIIG with a 300 Watt amp. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DXAT]

05/02/2014:  XW8BM  LAOS -
Toshi, JA8BMK, again plans to be active from Laos as XW8BM between 5-25th February, 2015. Activity from a new QTH with low noise area with focus on 160 and 80 metres. QSL via JA8BMK. [DX-World]

06/02/2014:  FG4KH  GUADELOUPE -
Philippe, F1DUZ will be QRV again from the E.M.E. Guadeloupe Club Station (WW Loc. FK96HF), Saint Anne, island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644, WWFF FFF-155) as FG4KH during his holidays from 6th February until 16th March, 2015. He will be on EME 144 but also on HF (included WARC) and 160m. Also Philippe will have a special attention for the TEP to South America, he hopes to again contact South Brazil like in 2013. 2m EME: TX always 1st period, info on MMM and N0UK. FT857D, LNA, SSPA, 2x8el H and V pol. 160m: infos on MMM and ON4KST chat. Inverted L and 500w. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [MMMonVHF]

09/02/2014:  V5  NAMIBIA -
Werner DC8QT, Georg DD8ZX and Klaus DJ9KM will again be active as V5/homecalls from the QTH of V52W in Omaruru, Namibia, between 9-20th February, 2015. QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home calls. They plan to be active as V55V during CQ WPX RTTY Contest (14-15 February). QSL V55V via DJ8VC, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

Pete, K8PGJ, will be active from Bora Bora (OC-067, DIFO FO-003, WLOTA 0430), Society Archipelago, French Polynesia, as FO/K8PGJ between 15-24th February 2015. QRV holiday style, on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [DX-World]

16/02/2015:  5Z  KENYA -
Bertrand, DF3FS and Oli, DL9OLI will be active as 5Z4/homecall from Diani Beach, Kenya, between 16th February and 8th March, 2015. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. Plan using verticals on 80m, 40m and 30m. Hexbeams on 20 to 10m. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. Further info can be found at: [DX-World]

16/02/2015:  TI9/3Z9DX  COCOS ISLANDS -
Dom 3Z9DX, an MTP Hall of Fame member (Most Traveled Person) will be on his way again together with Jorge TI2HMJ and Jon K7CO to activate Cocos Island [Isla del Coco] (IOTA NA-012), using the callsign TI9/3Z9DX. The island is designated as a National Park (WWFF TIFF-006). Activation dates are February 16-23, 2015. Activation Plan - Boat trip to the Island February 14th 2015 (takes 30h from Costa Rica). Radio Permit is issued for 7 days only, that means we can operate only for about 6 days (24h/day operation). We are in possession of the second permit, which allows us to stays on the island overnight. 2 radios on AIR, 80-10m SSB, CW, RTTY. Return to the Costa Rica main land on 24th February 2015. QSL via 3Z9DX direct, Bureau, OQRS ClubLog or direct PayPal request (no need to send a paper card). QSL requests with insufficient postage will be returned to the sender via the bureau. Website: [DX-World]

16/02/2015:  V63MJ  POHNPEI -
Madison, W5MJ will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010), F.S.M as V63MJ between 16-23 February, 2015. QRV on 160-10m CW only. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DX-World]

18/02/2015:  JW/DL2JRM  SVALBARD -
Rene, DL2JRM, plans to be active once again as JW/DL2JRM from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125) from 18-25th February, 2015. QRV on all bands using CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. []

18/02/2015:  PJ7/WJ2O  SINT MAARTEN -
Dave, WJ2O tells ICPO - "My wife and I will be visiting with friends on Sint Maarten next February. Just happens to be on the same weekend of the ARRL CW DX Contest (21-22 February). I will be QRV as PJ7/WJ2O on 40 through 10 metres from 18-25th February. A Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry is planned for the contest. Outside the contest I can usually be found on the CW WARC bands. QSL via N2ZN and LoTW." Further info at: [WJ2O]

18/02/2015:  PJ7AA  SINT MAARTEN -
Tom, AA9A, will once again be active as PJ7AA from Simpson Bay, island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711), between 18th February and 16th March. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. If like last year, Tom may spend a few hours in the ARRL SSB Contest (7-8 March). Operations will be with 100 watts with a K3 and Buddipole. QSL via AA9A or LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

21/02/2015:  3W3B  VIETNAM -
Look for Bruce, 3W3B to be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February) from Da Nang, Vietnam. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. [NG3K]

21/02/2015:  CV5A  FLORES ISLAND -
Operators from Radiogrupo Sur will be active from Flores Island (SA-030, WLOTA 0528) between 21-23 February, 2015. QRV as CV5A look for them on all bands/all modes. QSL via CX2ABC. [DX-World]

24/02/2015:  CE0Z  JUAN FERNANDEZ -
After Tromelin, members of F6KOP will be on Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153), Juan Fernandez Archipelago, between 24th February and 4th March, 2015. A team of 22 operators from 7 different nationalities will be active on 160 to 6m. The web site will be online soon. QSL direct / Buro / LoTW. [DX-World]

26/02/2015:  FP/KV1J  MIQUELON ISLAND -
Eric, KV1J, will once again be active from the island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between 26th February and 10th March, 2015. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY (primarily SSB and RTTY). Also, some 160m and 6m but dependent on the WX conditions. Eric plans activity in the NAQP RTTY (28 February - 1 March), possibly the CQWW 160-Meter SSB (20-22 February), and the ARRL DX SSB (7-8 March) Contests. QSL via KV1J, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Further information and operating schedule at: [DX-World]

xx/03/2015:  9Q0HQ  DEM. REP. OF CONGO -
The "Radioamateur Association of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" (ARAC) has invited the "Italian DXpedition Team" for a short stay in Kinshasa during March 2015. The purpose of the activity will be theoretical and practical training and refresher courses for the Amateurs of the DR of the Congo. The callsign of the operation will be 9Q0HQ. Operators mentioned are Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA, Stefano IK2HKT, Mac JA3USA (one week only) and Alfeo I1HJTK. The HF pilot station will be Art, IK7JWY, and the 50 Mhz pilot station will be Sergio, IK0FTA. Software Management (log in real time) will be run by Giacomo, IH9GPI. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Further information, frequencies and updates at: [OPDX Bulletin]

01/03/2015:  PJ4/DG1SGW  BONAIRE -
Klaus, DG1SGW, will be active as PJ4/DG1SGW from the island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between 1-12 March, 2015. Activity will be holiday style on the 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

01/03/2015:  XV7BM  VIETNAM -
Toshi, JA8BMK, again plans activity as XV7BM from Nha Trang resort, Vietnam, between 1-31st March, 2015. QRV this time with improved RX antennas. QSL via JA8BMK. [DX-World]

05/03/2015:  T88HZ  PALAU -
Tevfik, TA1HZ will once again be active as T88HZ from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel Rental Shack, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI) from 5-12th March, 2015. QRV on 80-6m, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Activity will also include a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (7-8 March). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

07/03/2015:  YC8ROP  INDONESIA -
Ronald, YC8ROP will be active in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (7-8 March 2015) from Tahuna, Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m). QSL via YC8OP direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

11/03/2015:  7QAA  MALAWI -
The Black Mamba Contest and DXpedition Team will be active from Nkhotakota, Republic of Malawi, as 7QAA. They plan to have around 20-24 operators, and will operate in two teams. The first team will be active from 11-21 March 2015 on 160-10 metre CW only, plus 6 metre CW. The second team will be active between 22 March and 1 April on 160-10 metre SSB and RTTY only, including an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. So far, the operators include Chris DL2MDU, Emil DL8JJ, Jo DJ3CQ, John GW4SKA, Frosty K5LBU, Dick K9APW, Neil VA7DX, Don VE7DS, Keith VE7KW, Bob W5UQ, Sam ZS6BRZ and Roger ZS6RJ. The ZS pilot station will be Hal, ZS6WB. ClubLog will be used and OQRS will be available. Further detailed information and updates can be found on their website at: [DX World/425 DX News]

22/03/2015:  TO4C  MARTINIQUE -
Rich, M5RIC, will once again be active as TO4C from Ducos, island of Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) from 22-29 March, 2015. Rich plans to be QRV on 80-10 metres, with focus on the WARC bands, using SSB and RTTY. Activity will also include a Single-Op/All Band entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March). QSL via M0OXO OQRS. [DX-World]

28/03/2015:  YC8ROP  INDONESIA -
Look for Ronald, YC8ROP to be active as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March 2015) from Tahuna, Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), North Sulawesi, Indonesia. QSL via YC8OP direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

13/04/2015:  J88PI  THE GRENADINES -
Brian, GW4DVB, informs I.C.P.O. readers: "I will be operating a small Dx-Expedition again in April 2015, from Palm Island [aka Prune Island] (IOTA NA-025) - St. Vincent and the Grenadines), QRA Locator FK92HO. Dates 13th thru 21st April 2015 as J88PI. Bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 metre, SSB. QSL via homecall, direct (PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA) or via the Bureau." Website: [DxCoffee]

10/05/2015:  3B8/EA5IDQ  MAURITIUS ISLAND -
Look for Jose, EA5IDQ to be active from Mauritius Island (AF-049, WLOTA 0595) as 3B8/EA5IDQ from 10-18 May, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

19/05/2015:  3B9/EA5IDQ  RODRIGUES ISLAND -
Following his activity on Mauritius Island, Jose EA5IDQ plans to activate Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) as 3B9/EA5IDQ between 19-23 May, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

30/05/2015:  VB7X  CANADA -
Eric, VA7DZ, will use special callsign VB7X in the CQWW DX CW Contest (30-31 May, 2015) from Victoria, BC, Canada (CQ zone 3). Category TBD. QSL via VA7DZ and LoTW. [IC]

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]

24/07/2015:  GI5O  RATHLIN ISLAND -
Operators Bernard G3SHF, Carsten G0SYP, Tom M0DCG, Evan M0TJU, Dave G0LZL, Pete M1PTR and Kieron M5KJM will be active as GI5O from Rathlin Island (EU-122, WLOTA 0039) from 24-26 July, 2015. QRV on all HF bands, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). The team will be operating from the Rathlin East (Altacarry Head) High Lighthouse (ARLHS NTI-011, Admiralty A6062). QSL via Bureau or M5KJM. []


??????:  VK0EK  HEARD ISLAND -
The initial operators for the January 2015 VK0EK expedition to Heard Island (AN-003, WWFF VKFF-565), Territory of Australia, 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]

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 ClubLog, 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, Marco HB9OCR, Col MM0NDX, Santos EA4AK, Rodrigo EA7JX and possibly others are planning an expedition to the Mosaic Guesthouse, located in Sebastia, Palestine (E44Y), in March, 2016. Further information and updates on their website at: [DX-World]