DX Feile - EIDX Group

EIDXFThe EIDX Group was formed in early 2016 with an aim of bringing Ireland's DXers together to form an Irish DXpedition team and to promote DX activity in Ireland.

Earlier this year, we brought you 9N7EI, operating from high above in the Himalayas and netting over 30,000 QSOs! Plans are already in place for our next adventure in 2018 and will be announced soon.

'Féile', is a word taken from the Irish language (Gaelic) and translates into English as 'Festival'. So basically, we are holding a 'DX Festival' this coming October.

The chosen venue for this 'festival' is quite exciting as it is actually on Inis Mór, Aran Islands (EU-006). To mark this occasion, 2 x stations will be QRV for the weekend where attendees will be able to operate the EJ1D callsign for as much or as little as they like.
 
We have chosen an amazing line up of DX Related talks presented by some of the World's finest DXpeditioners. (see the 'Programme' page for full line-up). Add this with the friendly Irish atmosphere and Céad Míle Fáilte (One hundred million welcomes) will make for a great DX filled weekend for sure.

Accommodation is scarce on the island and therefore numbers are limited. We expect this to sell out real fast. See bookings page for full info.

Read more here...... https://www.dxfeile.ie/

 

ZS9V AF-064..delayed..

ZS9V 2****UPDATE - Due to a series of unexpected complications, the 2017 ZS9V Robben Island expedition has been moved to International Lighthouse weekend over 19/20 August. We will be running two SSB stations.*****

The team are ready in South Africa for their second activation of Robben Island, IOTA AF-064.

ZS9V will be qrv from 9 - 13 August 2017 as ZS9V operating on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m SSB, CW & Digital Modes.


''We have a bigger team this year consisting of Jan ZS1VDV, Paul ZS1V, Andre ZS1AN, Johan ZS1A, Pierre ZS6A and Oleg ZS1ANF so the operation will be longer and allows us to use CW for the first time. We hope to see you in our logs!''

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VK9XI & VK9CI

VK9CI VK9XIThe website is now live for the upcoming Christmas/Cocos Islands Dxpedition.

http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/index.php/category/news/

Thanks to the AREG guys for their help and support.
Over the next couple of weeks we will fine tune it.

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Saturn's Moon Iapetus

LapetusThe Cassini mission has revealed the beauty of Saturn, its rings and moons, inspiring our sense of wonder and enriching our sense of place in the cosmos. Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus is pictured here.

See more: https://go.nasa.gov/2uWXYpi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VK9AR OC-216

VK5CE-9VK5CE :There have been some important changes to the [originally announced] OC-216 DXpedition.

Ashmore Reef is needed by 97% of IOTA chasers and is the 5th most wanted IOTA in the world.

The callsign has been changed from VK5CE/9 to VK9AR and it will occur on November 7 to 10, 2017.

Craig VK5CE will now be joined by Mike AB5EB and Mike AD5A to form a three-man team.

Full details are at the updated website https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn

sATMOONOn this day in 2005, we caught this close-up of Saturn’s icy moon Mimas against a backdrop of rings.

More information can be found here;

https://go.nasa.gov/2v0Fg00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shantar Islands AS-044


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Shantar Islandsbers of the recent RI0C IOTA Dxpedition to Iony Island IOTA AS-069 are now qrv from the Shantar Islands IOTA AS-044 located off the northwestern shore of the Sea of Okhotsk.

They will be active again as R24RRC.

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EJ3HB & EJ5GM EU-121

EJ5GMJeremy, EI5GM and Col, MM0NDX will be active from Bere Island IOTA EU-121.
 
They will be qrv as EJ3HB (Col) & EJ5GM (Jer) during the IOTA contest (July 29-30, 2017)
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SM5CKV/P EU-177

SM5CKV-POlof G0CKV will again be active from Harstena Island IOTA EU-177 as SM5CKV/P during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30, 2017).

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BG5UDN AS-138

BG5UDNMembers of the Fuzhou Amateur Radio Club will again be active as BG5UDN from Pingtan Island AS-138 during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30, 2017).

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GB2HCC 'Downton Abbey'

front 2GB2HCC is a special event station supporting Lupus UK Charity.

The event will be on air from the location of the TV Series 'Downton Abbey', Highclere Castle in Royal Berkshire.

Listen for GB2HCC in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5L3BI AF-111NEW

5L3BI logoPRESS RELEASE #2 — JULY 11, 2017

Whilst currently working in Germany, team member Dickson EL2DT, will be taking time out to attend ‘HAM RADIO’ in Friedrichshafen this coming weekend. In fact, he is giving a short presentation on the much awaited 1st IOTA activation to Baiyah Island, AF-111NEW. To catch up with the latest planning and preparations so far, be sure to visit the IOTA Forum this Saturday July 15th between 10:00 and 11:45 hours in Halle A2 Raum 1.

Since our first Press Release (https://af111new.com/news/) we have incurred additional costs which have been fully met by the team. We feel these recce trips are essential to identify the variables on this otherwise unknown piece of rock! To get there, we have decided to hire a 4×4 and to drive the 400 kilometer dirt track to where we will meet the boat that will take us to the island.

A further recce trip will be made by both Richmond EL2BG and Dickson EL2DT likely at the end of August – this time to land on the island and to find suitable position(s) to set up our stations and antennas. It’s very important to maintain our relationship with the local elders and villagers who are giving us the necessary access to land on Baiyah.

Jeremy EI5GM, Dave EI9FBB and Col MM0NDX have now booked their flights to Monrovia. All going well and following our intended itinerary, we hope to be QRV from October 31st (slightly earlier than initially announced). We aim to have 3 stations active simultaneously from the island – no mean feat considering the island is not very inviting and landing areas are few. Our operation will be short (3 days) but very intense! Please respect our wishes as we will try to give out this new IOTA reference to as many uniques as possible.

The ever efficient Charles M0OXO will be our QSL manager. Expect the usual high standard from him. https://af111new.com/logs/

A further news update will be issued once the final recce trip has been completed. In the meantime, we sincerely thank those clubs, organisations and individual donors who have donated to the 5L3BI project so far.

Please see https://af111new.com/support/ for full listings and on how you too can donate.

Vy 73 de 5L3BI team.

 

E6AG - Nuie

nuieUpdate from Grant VK5GR;

This will be a one man holiday style Dxpedition with family, and so operating will be at times limited. I will try and plan some days when I will definitely be active (working around solar storms etc if needed) and publicise them at little closer to the day. Other days will be family time, and completely dependent on what we are doing while exploring this island paradise.

The plan is to take a 500W station with a vertical folded monopole for 40m – 6m, which with a tuner may prove partially effective on 80m as well. The principle activity will be on digital modes (so I can operate when the family is asleep) but there will be some SSB activity as well. The rigs will be an Elecraft K3+KPA500+KAT500. The antenna has been designed and built by Steve VK5SFA.

The trip will see us arrive in Niue on September 12th (Niue time) and I expect the station to be active by end of day on the 13th (VK stations please remember Niue is on the other side of the date line, so this will be well into the 14th of September for VK/ZL). I am in particular planning on being active during the CQ WW RTTY contest on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of September. Last day will be Monday 25th of September (as we fly home on Tuesday 26th via New Zealand).

Good luck Grant!

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VK5WOW, VI5WOW & AX5WOW

VK5WOW LogoQsl Cards for the above Callsigns are being prepared by the VK Team. They will be available in due course but this may be a little longer than my usual service due to logistics.

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EJ3HB - EU-121

EJ3HBJeremy, EI5GM and Col, MM0NDX will be active from Bere Island IOTA EU-121.

They will be qrv as EJ3HB during the IOTA contest (July 29-30, 2017).

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A91HI Qsl Manager change

A91HI FinalPlease note that from immediate effect, Qsl requests for the activation of Hawar Island AS-202 will now be transferred to Fawaz A92AA.
 
Please direct all Bureau & Direct QSL card requests and enquiries for LOTW to Fawaz , thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YJ0G Vanuatu

vanuatuMichael G7VJR has announced his will visit Vanuatu in 2018.

He will be qrv as YJ0G between the 2nd March 2018 to 19th March 2018 from Epule in Vanuatu in CW mode.

 

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GD4SKA EU-116 Isle of Man

GD4SKAJohn will make another visit to the Isle Of Man (IOTA EU-116) later this month.

He will be QRV as GD4SKA between the 29th June and the 9th July. Look for him running RTTY and JT65 modes on the HF Bands.

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HB0/GM4UYE QSL preview

K1024 HB0-GM4UYE-FRONTThe team just leaving HB0 land have released their Qsl Card image to share with you.

We hope you like it ;-)

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K1024 HB0-GM4UYE-REAR

 

A25UK QSL Card preview

A25UK 1All Direct Mail/OQRS Direct Qsl Cards have been mailed today 7th June 2017.

We have a really nice 4 sided (Folding) Card which will be sent to all who have made a donation
or requested a Direct Card via OQRS or Post Mail. A 2 sided card has also been produced which
will be sent to all those requesting a Bureau Card.

Thanks to Gennady UX5UO for the printing of the card, showing a selection of the time we spent in Botswana.

We hope you will like the card once received, thank you.

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Logsearch is now on Clublog and our OQRS pages are now open.A25UK single front

The team really enjoyed their stay in A2 and the pile ups were amazing! We would all like to thank everyone that called us.

You enabled us to pass our target of 40,000 qsos and finish with a total of over 44,000 qso's from 151 DXCC's and all 7 Continents!

Thank you de A25UK

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Bouvet 2018

BouvetAn experienced DXpedition team of 20 operators are in the advanced planning stages of a DXpedition to Bouvet Island (3YØZ). The DXpedition is scheduled to begin mid to late January 2018. This DXpedition will be the most expensive DXpedition ever! Bouvet Island is known as “The Most Isolated Island on Earth”, and is currently ranked #2 on the ClubLog’s “most wanted” DXCC list. It is also an All-Time New One for the EME community!

Read more: Bouvet 2018

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