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JA -Japan - Miyako Island - IOTA AS-079 - 12.26.10

Look for Take, JI3DST to be active as either JS6RRR and  JI3DST/JS6 from Miyako Island (AS-079) from 26 December to 4 January. He plans to operate SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FM on 160-6 metres; side trips to nearby Ikema-jima and Kurima-jima are also being  planned. QSL via bureau only. [SOURCE: JS6RRR via 425DXN #1024]

HI - Rep. Dominicana - IOTA NA 122 - 12.26.10

Adriano, IK2GNW, will be active as HI9/IK2GNW from Levantado Island, Dominican Republic, for 2months starting January 27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager is I2YSB. QSL only DIRECT (NO ITALIAN BUREAU) to: Borsa Silvano, Viale Capettini 1, 27036 Mortara, Italy (please include 2 USDs or 1 IRC). For more info and log search, please visit: http://www.i2ysb.com [SOURCE: OPDX #990]

9L, Sierra Leone - 12.26.10

The dates for the 9L5MS operation from Sierra Leone are 15 March-4 April. Arie/PA3A, Arie/PA3AN,  Ad/PA8AD, Bas/PD0CAV and Dickson, EL2DT will operate on 160-6 metres metres CW, SSB and RTTY, using three stations with  amplifers  and  several  beam and vertical antennas. The team will provide support  and  raise  funds for a Mercy Ships  Charity  Project. QSL via PA3AWW, direct or bureau (plus LoTW one year after the expedition). An  OQRS  for direct cards will be available on the expedition's website. Further information on the project can be found at www.sierraleone2011.com  [SOURCE: 425DXN #1025]

9Q - Dem. Rep. of Congo - 12.26.10

Barney, ZS6TQ (es-ZS4U), is now active as 9Q0HQ/6  until January 11th, 2011. Activity will be mainly on the weekends and some days during the week after 1800z. Operations will be on 40/20/ 15/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via K3IRV. [SOURCE: OPDX #991]

3d2 - Fijis Is. - 12.26.10

Operators Eddie/VK4AN, Kenneth/OZ1IKY and possibly others are planning a big operation as 3D2A to the Fijis between March 15th and April 2nd in 2011. They are currently looking for experienced DXers to join them during this operation. They state that their activities will be from Nadi in a "3-story 2-br luxury a/c apartment with roof top antennas including a full-size 160m Inverted Vee or delta-loop, Spiderbeam, DX-88 and other antennas!" Activity will be on all bands (160-6m) and modes but with a concentrating on the lower bands. Operations will include participation in the BARTG RTTY and CQ WPX SSB DX Contests. If you would like to join their team, contact Eddie, VK4AN, at: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot, abilitare Javascript per vederlo Also, via SKYPE at <ewdeyoung>. More details are available at their "Pacific DXers" Wweb page at: http://pacific-dxers.com ADDED NOTE: Eddie, VK4AN, is also planning activity from Naura (C2) in mid-to-late 2011 and is looking for experienced DXers to join them for a 2 week operation. [SOURCE: OPDX #991]

P29 - Papua new Giunea

Operators Allan/VK2GR and Josette/VK2FXGR will be active again as P29CW from Kiunga in the Western Province (IOTA OC-034) beginning sometime in February 2011 and staying there for 10 months.
Activity will be during their spare time while doing volunteer aid work with Australian Doctors International http://www.adi.org.au on CW/SSB/RTTY.
QSL via his manager VK2IR: Tommy Horozakis, PO Box 13, Sans Sousi, NSW, 2219, Australia. Details about the previous operation, as well as logs and pictures, are available at:  http://www.p29cw.blogspot.com ADDED NOTE: VK2GR and VK2FXGR are part of the Spratly Island DX0DX Dxpedition planned for January 2011:  http://www.dx0dx.net [SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #990]

8Q7 - Maldives

Nao, JK1FNL, will be active as 8Q7FF between January 4-9th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. [SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #990]

5H - Tanzania

Igor, UA3DJY, is now active again as 5H3ACR until the end of December. He will try to be active on all bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via RK3AOL. Look for him to also be active as 5I3A from the DIT Communications club station in Dar Es Salaam. [SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #990]

T88, Palau Is. (OC 009)

Ryosei, JH0IXE will be active as T8CW from Palau from  22  December to 6 January. He plans to be QRV on 160-6 metres mainly on  digital modes. QSL via JH0IXE. [SOURCE: NG3K via 425dxn #1024]

V4 - St Kitts & Nevis

I will be operating from our new Calypso Bay, St. Kitts vacation home, with full view of Caribbean. Dates: Feb. 16, 2011 until March 30, 2011. Active 6-80M SSB, including both ARRL Int DX Contest SSB (Mar. 5/6) and WPX SSB Contest (Mar. 26/27), both SOAB. Equipment will be: Kenwood TS-590S, KL-400 Amplifier (400 Watts) and Multiband Dipoles. XYL Cathy (W5HAM) will also operate occasionally as V4/W5HAM.
All QSL's to my home call: W5JON 73 and DX.
[SOURCE:John, W5JON/V47JA via Bill/NG3K-DX-News to MMMon VHF]

CE - Chile via EME

News from Lance, W7GJ, dated 2010-12-15: I worked CE/K7CA in FG41jm tonight during his moonset for the first ever  6m EME from Chile.  Al was my 6m DXCC #162 (#110 via EME).  He is using a 7 element  yagi and a kw (converted HF amp) right on the coast.
His email address is below, and he expects to be QRV from Chile until around February 20, 2011. Al's email address i will be k7ca "at"infowest"dor"com  GL and VY 73, Lance
SOURCE: tnx to Lance, W7GJ direct to MMMonVHF

E5 - South Cook Isl.

Compton VK2HRX, will be active as E51HRX from Rarotonga Island between December 13-20th. Activity will be on 40/20/6 meters SSB only. QSL via VK2HRX. [SOURCE:  Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #988 via MMMonVHF].

CY0 - Sable Isl - Posponed - Update 3

The operational team for the 6-13 December DXpedition to Sable Island [425DXN 1017] will consist of N0TG, AA4VK, and WA4DAN. LATEST NEWS by Randy, N0TG/CY0, 2010-12-07: BAD News! We have just been advised that the beach will not be suitable for landing this week nor next week. Then after next week, that puts us into the
holiday period. Thus, we have no choice but to return home, regroup and come up with a new re-schedule. What a bummer!! Certainly 'tis discouraging, expensive, and we know disappointing to all the Dxer's following the dxpedition and looking forward to having fun. We will asess the situation over the next couple of weeks and layout our new plan at that time... Sorry. Very 73, Randy, N0TG and the CY0 Team - [SOURCE: GOTO List via MMMonVHF].

K5N at DL88 in 2011 - A Grid Bandits DXpedition

The K5N Activation Group is planning another assault on DL88 in June of 2011.  We are treating last year's attempt as a "Learning Experience" and are modifying our plans accordingly.  The current dates chosen are June 1st through June 7th.  We plan to travel to Big Bend National Park on June 1st.  We will stay in the Park's motel that night and drive to the Talley2 campground in DL88 the morning of June 2nd, which is Thursday.  We will set up camp and
be operational as quickly as possible, hopefully by about 1PM.
[SOURCE: Marshall K5QE in MMMonVHF]

KH0 - Northern Mariana

We will QRV on Northern Mariana Is. from 03/DEC/2010 to 06/DEC/2010 Callsign is "WH0/WH7C". Operate by JE7DMH and JN7GLC, 80m-6m CW/SSB/FM. Our Website is http://www.aizuno.com/WH7C/
See you on the radio wave.  Thank you. [SOURCE: JN7GLC/Teri via NG3K/Bill DX-News via MMMonVHF]

T8 - Palau

T8, PALAU. Katsumi, JS1OHI, will be active as T88KO between January 1-2nd (2011). Activity will be on 40/17/15/6 meters SSB only. QSL via JS1OHI (JA stations: JARL Bureau or direct with SASE; DX stations: By the Bureau or direct with SASE + new IRC - NO USD). There will be NO e-QSL and LoTW. Direct address is: Katsumi Ochiai, 457-22 Shimoosaka, Kawagoe City, SAITAMA, 350-0812 JAPAN. [SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #987]

H4 - Salomon Is.

Shane, VK4KHZ, is expected to be active as H44DA and arrive in Honiara on Guadalcanal Island (OC-047), January 6th and depart on January 16th (2011). Activity will be holiday style primarily on 6 meters on a daily basis, subject to favourable conditions, but he will also do some activity on the HF bands as time permits. He will use a Yaesu FT847 with a 500 watt amp into a 3 element yagi for HF and 3 element yagi for 6m. QSL via VK4KHZ.
[SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #987]

V7 - Marshall Is.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update/IOTA Op). Just a reminder that Russian Robinson Club members Tim Tilleman/NL8F (V73CF) and Yuri Sushkin/N3QQ (V73QQ) are off to the Marshall Islands to activate three IOTAs including a new uninhabited island. Activity will be between November 30th and December 16th. Yuri has provided OPDX with the following updated tentative
- Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st - Callsigns V73CF and V73QQ from Majuro Island (OC-029), in the Ratak Chain.
- December 2-4th   - Callsigns while traveling to Enewetak Atoll are V73CF/mm and V73QQ/mm.
- December 5-7th   - Callsigns to be used on Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) are V73CF and V73QQ.
- December 8-11th  - Callsign to be used on the uninhabited Ujelang Atoll (OC-278, a new IOTA) is V73RRC.
- December 12-16th - Callsigns to be used on Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) are V73CF and V73QQ.

PLEASE NOTE: After Majuro all dates are subject to change due to transportation availability and weather. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB. Their station equipment will consist of an IC-7600 and IC-7000 and two Ameritron ALS-600S amplifiers. Antennas will be full size vertical dipoles for 20/15/10m and 1/4 wave vertical for 30/40/80/160m. QSL V73RRC and V73QQ via N7RO. QSL V73CF via K8NA. For updates/live GPS tracking, watch:  http://www.oc-278.ucoz.com Yuri and Tim state, "We would like to thank Mike/K9AJ for vaccinations and local customs information, Dick/N7RO for QSL management, Andy/RZ3EM for maintaining of Website <www.OC-278.ucoz.com>, Yuri/UA9OBA for moral support and guidance, Shu/JN6RZM for organizing the financial support from Japan, IREF and all individual donors worldwide. No need to mail QSL for donors, contacts will be confirmed direct, no postage is necessary. All bureau cards will be confirmed via Bureau." [SOURCE:Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #987]

ZL8, Kermadec Is.

The ZL8X group is now active from Raoul Island (OC-039) until December 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DJ2MX. For updates:   http://www.kermadec.de
[SOURCE:Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #986]

A7, Quatar

Members of the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in cooperation with the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS - A71A) will be active from here between November 27th and December 3th. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digi modes. ADDED NOTE: If internet is available, the German team plans a live transmission from this DXpedition via the German ATV Repeater DB0DLH. You have the possibility to watch this transmission via live stream (a VLC Media Player required) at: http://www.d-atv.net/db0dlh.m3u
[SOURCE:Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #986]

ZA, Albania

Members of the Haros Radio Club (HA5HRK) plus ZA1G and ZA1V  will be active from Albania on 20-29 November,  including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as ZA3HA. QSL via HA8MT and LoTW. QSLling instructions  can  be  found on the expedition's website at http://za3ha.com/. Look for ZA/HA5PT, ZA/HA5TI, ZA/HA5TMK, ZA/HA5X and ZA/HA8MT to be active on all bands and modes before and after the contest. The group has  been  authorized  to  operate also as ZA/HG6M.  [SOURCE: 425DXN #1020]

Z2, Zimbabwe

Antonio, EA4KT (DL4EA) will be active as Z24EA from Zimbabwe on 21-30 November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. He will operate on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and possibly some  digital modes. QSL via bureau to DL4EA, plus LoTW and eQSL. [TNX Z21BB VIA 425DXN #1020]

VP5, Turks and Caicos Is.

Dave, W5CW will be active as VP5/W5CW  from 24 November to 14 December. He will operate CW and SSB on  160-6 metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW, ARRL 160 Meter ARRL 10 Meter Contests as VP5CW. QSL to P.O. Box 88, Morris OK 74445-0088, USA or direct to W5CW. [TNX NG3K VIA 425DXN #1020]

CY0 - Sable Isl. - Update 2

The operational team for the  6-13  December  DXpedition  to  Sable Island [425DXN 1017] will consist of N0TG, AA4VK, and WA4DAN.  They will be active as homecall/CY0 on 160-6 metres CW,  SSB  and  RTTY.
The preferred QSL route is  via  the  Online  QSL  Request  Service available at  www.cy0dxpedition.com.  Traditional  direct  requests  for all  callsigns  should  be  sent  to  N0TG  (Randy  Rowe,  3017 Coventry Lane, Waxahachie TX 75165, USA). Traditional bureau  cards will be via each operator's home call. [SOURCE 425DXN #1020]

CX, Uruguay, Timoteo Dominguez Is. (SA-057)

A large group of operators from the Uruguay  DX  Group  and  Centro Radioaficionados Montevideo will  operate  as  CW3TD  from  Timoteo Dominguez Island (SA-057) on  2-6  December.  There  will  be  four stations active on  160-2  metres,  with  an  emphasis  on  digital modes. QSL route TBA. [SOURCE: CX3AN VIA 425DXN #1020]

ZL1ZY/ZL7, Chatham Is. UPDATE

JF1OCQ will be active as ZL1WY/ZL7 from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) between 2 December and 9 December. and will operate on 160-6meters CW, SSB and Digi-mode, with an emphasis on 160 and 6 metres for around the Pacific. Especially, a breakable beacon will be on 50.117MHz around the clock. QSL via JF1OCQ.
[SOURCE: Hiro, JF1OCQ / W1VX / ZL1WY via Bill NG3K-DX-News]. Tnx to:VK6KXW

JT0YAB,Mongolia. New Qsl manager

JT0YAB QSLs: Alex UA9YAB suffered from stolen and lost envelopes for his JT0YAB activites. So we decided to move the QSL management for all countries except Russia (via UA9YAB) and Ukraine (via UT7QF) to me. As soon as I receive the parcel with QSLs from Alex, I will announce it on qrz.com. Logs are already here and on LotW. Please stand by for further informations! 73, Max. DK1MAX. [SOURCE: UKSMG Announcements page]

FG, Guadeloupe Is

Jules, ex-FR1AN, has relocated to Guadeloupe Island, hiswife's homeland. He has been issued the callsign FG4NN. A tower andantennas were put up last week, and he is on the air now with activity also on 6 meters. Buzz, NI5DX, will continue to assist Jules with the QSLs. [SOURCE:Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #985]

VP2M, Montserrat

K3VX, K9CS, K9FO and K9NR will be active from Montserrat (NA-103) from 23 November to 5 December, including participation in the CQ WW DX CW and ARRL 160 Meter Contests. Activity is planned on  160-6 metres  mostly CW, with some RTTY, SSB and  possibly PSK31. Requested callsigns are VP2MVX, VP2MSC, VP2MFO and VP2MNR. QSL all via K9CS. [SOURCE: K9CS VIA 425DXN #1019].

9V, 6m on Singapore UPDATE

QSL 9V1UV, K. C. "Selva" Selvadurai (9V1UV) passed away on 30 June,  but  Jerry, N5UCF says he will continue to serve as his QSL manager. He has  logs for all of Selva's QSOs and will answer either direct and bureau requests.[SOURCE: 425DXN #1019].
Selva was one of the only 6m hams active on 6m from Singapore. We contacted 9V1TT about the 6m in Singapore, he wrote:
«Sergio, Thanks for the email. 6 Metres is really my only band of operation. My previous callsign was VK8AH where
I have DXCC on 6M with 105 countries.
9V has been a significant challenge for me. Selva and I used to keep in touch often and his passing is a sad loss.
In VK I had a substantial station, 9M2WL M2 at 72 Feet and 400Watts. But here in 9V, because of the regulations I am limited to 65W ERP! I have tried to ask the licensing body for a waiver on the ERP limitation, but they have so far restricted this, andI guess with only two operators affected, our voice to them is not great. Never-the-less, I am hopeful of one day overcoming this.
That said, I am not in a position to work you at present. I have recently moved QTH and had to go through the approval process all again.
This has been completed, but I do not have any antennas up at present. It will be more than a month before I will be even remotely active again. Unfortunately».
We hope to add some more news soon.

Sergio, IK0FTA, Sixitalia.

UPDATE: Andrew, 9V1TT, have just sent an email to me: He hope to be active on 6m around the end of this year! GL to all!

ZL7, Chatham Islands

ZL7A is the new callsign that Hiro, JF1OCQ will be using  from  the Chatham Islands on 2-9 December [425DXN  1017]. Hiro and Toshi, ZL7/W1SY will be QRV on 160-6 metres all modes.  QSL ZL7/W1SY via JE1SYN, QSL ZL7A via JF1OCQ. Further information at http://w1vx.net/pedition/zl7/2010ZL7.htm  [SOURCE: 425DXN #1019].

S7, Seychelles

Noboru/JA2AAU (S79AU), Iwao/JA2LSS  (S79SS), Seiji/JA2ATE (S79TE) and Tug/JA2ZS (S79ZS) will be active from Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles on 19-27 November. They plan to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK on 160-6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [SOURCE: The Daily DX VIA 425DXN #1019].

PJ6, Saba Is., (New DXCC)

Dick K5AND, Pat W5OZI and George K5TR  will be active from Saba (NA-145) from 22 June to 6 July  2011. This will be a 6  Metre expedition from a QTH "with perfect take off to the US, EU, AF  and most of SA". The plan is to operate CW on  50106  khz  and  SSB  on 50118 khz, and to be on  JT65  during  moonsets  and  moonrises on 50190 khz. Callsign and further  information is expected in due course. [SOURCE: K5TR VIA 425DXN #1019]

FS, Saint Martin

Operators Nick/K9NB and John/K9EL will be active as FS/homecall from French St. Martin (NA-105) between November 25th and December 1st. They will be a casual entry into the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th).. Outside of the contest, their plans are to be active on all bands 160-6 meters as conditions permit. Primary focus will be on CW with some SSB and RTTY possibly. Please QSL to their home callsigns. Skeds welcome. [SOURCE:Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #984]

DX0DX, Spratley Is.

DX0DX - The Spratly Islands dxpeditions  has been extended to 1 February, in order to accommodate the CQ World Wide  160m CW Contest. A very large team of operators from 15 nations  will  be  active from four operating sites with eleven transceivers (four  each  for  CW  and SSB, plus two on digital modes and one for 6m, 2m, 70cm & 23cm) and  a  wide range of antennas (yagis, verticals  and  4-squares).  Updates  and  further information,  including  details  on  how  contribute  to  this expensive operation, can be found at www.dx0dx.net [SOURCE:VK3PC via 425dxn n. 1018]

VU, India - New operator on 6m

VU2BGS, Kumar, is now active on 6m from MK82SW grid with a beam.
After the general release, for Indian hams, to work 6m (but seems only for digital modes) some new calls
will be on air vy soon hoping in a full mode access. Kumar is one of the firsts on band, who's next?
[SOURCE: IK0FTA, Sixitalia]

9L, Sierra Leone

Dr. Karl-Heinz Ilg, DK2WV, will once again be active from 9L-land, but this time to activate an IOTA with Heino/DJ9AF.
They plan to activate the Banana Islands as 9L0W between November 4-18th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DK2WV, direct or by the Bureau.
[SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #982]

6W, Senegal

A German team made up of Matthias/DL5MFL, Juergen/DL4MAQ and Sven/DF9MV are planning to be active from Senegal between November 8-18th. A 6V7** callsign is being requested and will be released when available. The group will be guests of Francois 6W7RV, at the "Le Calao" resort and will do a "dedicated holiday style" operation.
Look for Juergen/ DL4MAQ and Sven/DF9MV to be active mostly on CW while Matthias/DL5MFL will be on SSB. The
team wants to have two stations on the air simultaneously, the main activity will be on CW and SSB, possibly some PSK31
They will have beams for 20/15/10/6 meters, a 4-square for 40 meters and also a vertical for 160/80/40 meters. For 30/17/12 meters they will use wire antennas. They do mention about possible power outages. QSL via DE0MST. The DXpedition currently has a Blog page running (in German) at:
[SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #982]

OZ, Denmark - IOTA activity on EU172

EU-172. Thomas, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Fyn Island (DIA FY-001, WLOTA 2690) between May 28th and June 18th, 2011. Activity will be on 30/15/6 meters, using CW and PSK. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
[SOURCE: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #982]

TJ - Cameroon

Henri,  F6EAY  is  now  stationed  in  Cameroon  "for  professional reasons" and is expected to remain there for quite  some  time.  He is active as TJ3AY and will operate RTTY and SSB  on  40-6  metres.

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