IREF Expeditioner of the Year Plaque

IREFWe are looking for Sponsors for this Award program and in particular to anyone that may be able to Sponsor a Plaque

The Plaque will feature your Organisation, Name or Logo along side the IREF Logo.

 

 

7P8LB - Website announced

7P8LBThe 7P8LB Team are now well established as they near their departure date in a few weeks time.

7P8LB will be active from Lesotho during the period of the 8th - 16th of March 2019. based at Molengoane Lodge, grid loc: KG30VO.

LA7THA Rune has organized and planned the trip during the last year. The reason Lesotho was chosen as a "target" is; It's high up on Low Band Most Wanted Lists and it is "new" on FT8.

There will be 8 operators and we planning to have 2-3 stations running 24/7. We will work all HF bands SSB, CW, with focus on Low bands and FT8.

There website is almost complete, just a few additions to be made but you can check it out here;

http://www.la9vpa.com/7p8lb/index.html A Facebook group 7P8LB will be activated close to departure for live info.

QSL is via M0OXO OQRS https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php and an additional Logsearch can be found on Clublog too https://clublog.org/logsearch/7P8LB

We will publish more information in the coming weeks but we are looking forward to working you in our pile-ups.

73 de Rune Team 7P8LB (LA9VPA)

 

R63RRC & RQ73QQ Website announced

 

rrc

Dear colleagues and friends!

We announce the next expedition under the banner of Russian Robinson Club on the two islands located in Laptev Sea, Khatanga bay.

The start of the expedition is scheduled for the 3rd decade of July 2019.Team: UA6EX Eugene, UA7A Leonid, R7AA Vasily.

The team plans to stay in Khatanga Bay for 2 weeks.
Water trips to and from the Islands are about 800 km.

The team needs one operator who will pay for their plane tickets and pay some of the other costs.

To contact the team, e-mail: R7AA.

Project is quite expensive due to flights in Upper North.
Our team will be appreciated for your financial support and donations.

See you on the bands !''

 

IOTA/Clublog Matching advice

IOTA directory 2018IOTA Ltd have received a lot of emails recently regarding not getting matches for some IOTA Logs on Clublog. Can I try to explain the two main reason for this?

Just because a log on the Clublog Database happens to be from an IOTA Group, this does NOT mean it is available for IOTA Credits under the IOTA/Clublog matching scheme.

There are many reasons that a log may NOT be available, less than 30 days from the Operation, maybe the owner may have 'delayed' Qso matching for a period of time that falls beyond the 30 days, to name just two.

If you want to be sure a particular Log IS available for IOTA/Clublog matching then look in the list of 'Accepted Activation's'.

Log in to the IOTA Website https://www.iota-world.org/ , go to 'My IOTA', then to 'Add Qso's from Clublog' and then click on the second tab for 'Accepted Activation's'.

If the operation you are trying to match is NOT in this list, then at the time of checking this list, that Operation is NOT available for IOTA/Clublog Matching.

The second reason you may not get a match is that you can only claim a credit once. Please check your own list of 'Pending Credits' before you send off an email to IOTA asking ''WHY NO MATCH?''. If you think you should have it and can't get the qso to match, its very likely you already have a credit for the Group or a credit pending in your own 'Pending Credit' list. If this is the case you will NOT get another match, you already have it!. We have all done it (well I have) but please check your own list first.

I hope the explanation may help a few people.

If you have further queries please report them on the IOTA Ltd Help email address

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks Charles

 

Eureka 2019

VY0ERC2VY0ERC will be QRV 3rd February to 29th March from Eureka, Nunavut Territory, island (IOTA NA-008).

Plans are to be on SSB, CW and digital modes, "time and weather permitting." Also plans are to be working satellites ER60 and EQ79.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

9X2AW 2019

''9X2AWOnce again I have packed a 40 kg case with fiberglass mast, antenna wire and equipment. On 17.01.19 it goes to Kigali, Rwanda as 9X2AW.

On 18.01.19 antenna will be built up and then mainly at night, 160 to 30m CW and FT8 with preference to 60m.

This is not a good time for Grandpa HI

From 23.01.19 to 30.01.19 I have reinforcement from Dave Farnsworth WJ2O. We will share the antennas.

From 30.01 to 14.02.19 I am often travelling with my family.
I hope I will make a lot of contacts even in such bad conditions.

QSL for 9X2AW is M0OXO OQRS OR Direct Post Mail only.

73 Harald 9X2AW (DF2WO)''

 

VI17AC

vi17acThe 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

It is being held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019

The event is being run by Members of the SPCC (South Pacific Contest Club) and the HFCC.

QSL will be via M0OXO OQRS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5V7EI Togo

K640 5v7ei
The EIDX Group who brought you 9N7EI and 7Q7EI earlier in 2018, are delighted to formally announce definite plans for their 2019 DXpedition to Togo.

Operating for 12 consecutive days between 14th-26th March 2019, the 5V7EI team plan to run upto 5 QRO stations across all bands from 160m through 10m on SSB, CW and Digital modes.

Keep an eye on their website https://5v7ei.com/ which will be updated on a regular basis.

QSL will be via M0OXO OQRS.

 

 

 

 

ZK3 Tokelau Islands

ZK3ZK3X Team will be active from Tokelau Islands, IOTA OC - 048, 1 - 15 October 2019.
Team - YT1AD, UT5UY, UR0MC, ZL3WW, VK3FY, WD5COV, PY2XB, US0KW, UX0LL, UT8IO, UA2FZ, RW7K, R7KW, UT7QF, DJ9ZB, SV2BFN, KO8SCA.


They will operate on 160 - 6m and also EME.

Previous activity:
UX0HX, (Team Leader), RK3FA, UT5UY, UT1HF, US7UX, UR3HR and SWL Yuriy Grushevskiy will be active from Tokelau Islands, (IOTA OC-048) 2 - 6 June 2010 as ZK3X.
They are will be active on all bands all modes.


QSL via UR3HR.

 

XR0ZRC - Robinson Crusoe Island

K640 xr0zrcXR0ZRC will be active from Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA SA - 005, 11 - 27 March 2019.

 

Robinson Crusoe Island is the second largest of the Juan Fernández Islands, situated 670 km west of San Antonio, Chile, in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the more populous of the inhabited islands in the archipelago (the other being Alejandro Selkirk Island), with most of that in the town of San Juan Bautista at Cumberland Bay on the island's north coast.

The island was home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk from 1704 to 1709, and is thought to have inspired novelist Daniel Defoe's fictional Robinson Crusoe in his 1719 novel about the character (although the novel is explicitly set in the Caribbean, not in the Juan Fernández Islands). This was just one of several survival stories from the period that Defoe would have been aware of. To reflect the literary lore associated with the island and attract tourists, the Chilean government renamed the place Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.

 

ARRL International GRID Chase 2018

arrlhttp://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3Y0I Bouvet Island

3y0iFrom 3Y0I;

 

As I write, and as you see on our “Sponsors” page, we have not listed a single Amateur Radio foundation or DX club that has donated to our cause (yet).

To answer a friends inquiry as to, “why is that?” – well, we’ve yet to see an offer from a foundation or club that did not come with “strings attached“.

Let’s be clear, IF a foundation or a club wants to donate to our cause they can – and we’ll gladly accept those donations to buy more Satellite Internet minutes, and we’ll also list them as a Donor, but don’t expect the Rebels to accept your list of members, your logo, requests for free QSL cards, LoTW requirements, online log specifications, QSL via bureau requirements, list of remote control ops and on and on, and on…

The Rebel DX Group thanks all of our listed Sponsors who have donated to date!

training continues in Cape Town for the 3Y0I DXpedition Team. Today was more First Aid and First Responder Training.

Somebody once said, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. Well that goes for pretty much everything in life now doesn’t it? Perhaps instead of asking why the Team has no RTTY plans or why we haven’t set sail yet – you should be asking, “what can I do to help?”

When the Rebel Team feels they are ready to go, the Rebel Team will go.

 

RI1ANV Vostok Station Antarctica

antAlexey, RD1AV will be active as RI1ANV from Vostok Station, Antarctica, between the 24th December 2018 - 15th of February 2019.


He will operate on HF Bands.

QSL via RN1ON. Address for direct QSL:


Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000, Arkhangelsk, Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

Who needs YOUR QSL Card?

not requiredI was asked a question recently from someone who had received a QSL Card through the bureau from me, as to whether he needed to return a QSL Card.

Many (in fact 75%) of the stations I deal with do not need a QSL Card sending back to them. For whatever reason, they choose not to collect them at all or are very selective in what they want to receive (only for chasing States or maybe they just collect cards from IOTA).

So, how do you know who does and does not need a card from you? The answer is easy!

Have a look at my Website https://www.m0oxo.com/ and in the Left side menu, you will see and need to click on ''Qsl Manager''. 

Looking at this page you will see the word ''MANAGED'' in DARK BLOCK TYPE. If you click on this word it will take you to a full list of all the Logs/Callsigns that I manage. Just scroll down until you find the Callsign you are asking about and then look in the far right hand column next to that Callsign.

On this final column you will see ''QSL Cards Required'' or ''QSL Cards NOT required''.

Simple answer but to clarify, if it says ''QSL Cards NOT required'' then please DO NOT return a card to the station through the Bureau.

Thank you .....

You can see a bigger image if you click ''read more''

Read more: Who needs YOUR QSL Card?

XT2AW LOTW error

xt2aw2
I have identified a problem with the last LOTW upload for harald in Ouagadougou.
 
It seems it affected QSO's between the 25th and 29th November 2018 ONLY.
 
I have repaired the error and re-uploaded the file so I hope now the matches are now successful.
 
 Thanks.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

H7/RC5A NA-013

RC5A-580x419Russian YL Elena RC5A Dxpedition to YN4RRC – Big Corn Island,  Nicaragua
 
Russian Robinson Club members Yuri RM0F, Sergey R4WAA, Sergey RZ3FW, Yuri N3QQ and Elena RC5A plan to be active from Big Corn Island, NA-013 Nicaragua during November 26 to December 6, 2018. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB.
 
Callsigns to be used: H7/RM0F, H7/R4WAA, YN4RRC, H7/RC5A
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Earth's Sun - Facts

SunThe sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the solar system's mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

The visible part of the sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5,500 degrees Celsius), while temperatures in the core reach more than 27 million F (15 million C), driven by nuclear reactions. One would need to explode 100 billion tons of dynamite every second to match the energy produced by the sun, according to NASA.

The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. It orbits some 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, completing a revolution once every 250 million years or so. The sun is relatively young, part of a generation of stars known as Population I, which are relatively rich in elements heavier than helium. An older generation of stars is called Population II, and an earlier generation of Population III may have existed, although no members of this generation are known yet.

 

A35AG - Tonga

a35agA35AG Team will be active from Tonga in September/October 2019.

The Team will include VK5GR, VK3BDX, VK5XDX. They will operate on 160 - 10m, including activity in CQ WW DX RTTY and Oceania DX SSB Contest.

From VK5GR '' After three successful IOTA activations so far, I have definitely got itchy feet to do another. My current project is to visit Tonga in October 2019.

This time I hope to take a team of amateur operators with me so that we can mix more on air time with more holiday time for the family. It is very early days at this point so no firm commitments. I expect things to firm up after Christmas 2018 when further details will be announced. Loose plans are in place for at least the OCDX SSB Contest and possibly CQ WW RTTY and / or OCDX CW as well.

See you on the air once again from the South Pacific!''

A35AG call is not confirmed at this stage.

http://vk5gr-iota.net

XT2AW Logs

xt2aw7Haralds Log updates from his current trip to Ouagadougou are now available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS

Please use the 'Missing Call'' facility on OQRS to report any problems, thanks you.

Harald's Log update is now available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOTA Contest 2018 Logs

iota-TRANSPosted on IOTA Ltd website today:

IOTA Contest 2018 logs are online.

We are waiting for further information from 9M2SDX, B4/BY1AA, B4/BY1OK, BD4SDX, BD7PCA, BG5BAA, BG5BRT, BH4BQI, BY7KP, HS5NMF, J49A and YB9QP before these activations can be accepted.

 

Please do not contact us on these activations, you can try again at any time.

 

A Farewell Image of Mars

Farewell Mars 1NASA InSight's new home, captured by one of the twin #MarCO CubeSats that flew along with the mission and relayed data and images from today's #MarsLanding.

Learn how these briefcase-sized, experimental spacecraft worked:

 

 

https://go.nasa.gov/2FGUPDh

 

 

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