XXXCezar VE3LYC updated us regarding his trip to Cooper island, IOTA NA-172;

'' “It is almost 14 UTC (July 30) and I will be shortly starting my trip to the NW corner of Alaska. I will drive from home to Syracuse, NY, from where I will fly to Chicago, then Anchorage, and finally to Barrow, where I am scheduled to arrive tomorrow (July 31) around 19 UTC.

After the testing carried out with the multiband verticals last weekend, George (VE3GHK) generously offered to put the necessary time in order to bring the antennas to their original design. He was successful and the antennas and back within their original parameters. Nevertheless, I am taking the 20 m monoband vertical with me too.

I would like to thank very much to all of you who supported this project. Much obliged to everyone, including those who didn’t need NA-172 for a new IOTA, such as Luis (CT4HN), Johan (PA3EXX), Ken (W1NG), Tony (W4FOA), but wanted to be part of this adventure.

Keep your ears to the ground for this rare one!


TL8AO - Central African Republic

CARKen LA7GIA will visit Central African Republic in November this year.

He has obtained authorization to operate as TL8AO in the CAR. He plans to to go to Bangui as a single-op between 10th - 22nd of November 2016 and mainly do CW. TL is currently ranked 50 WW mixed and 20 on cw. This will be similar to my 7Q, D6 and 3C activities – except this time I will be on 80m as well.

All donations received for this trip will go directly to the DWOB (Doctors Without Borders) Charlity.

Qsl via Clublog OQRS or M0OXO Direct Mail.




vy0ercPierre, VE3KTB was active yesterday as VE3KTB/VY0 from the McGill Arctic Research Station on Axel Heiberg Island (IOTA NA-043).

He then returned back to Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

The Club is located in the environs of the Eureka Weather Station which is itself located at 79 degrees 59 minutes N, 85 degrees 56 minutes W on Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008).

VY0ERC is currently operating out of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) Ridge Laboratory (RidgeLab) located approximately 11 km as the crow flies from the weather station (

Thanks for the new and very rare IOTA Pierre!


Nusa Penida - IOTA OC-022

oc-022YB3LZ, YB3MM, YB3TET, YC3ARY, YC3BFX, YC3ISB, YC9AUY, YC9BCD, YC9CCS will be active from Nusa Penida Island, IOTA OC - 022, 30 July - 1 August 2016 as YB3CC/9.

They will operate on HF Bands including activity in RSGB IOTA Contest 30 - 31 July 2016.
QTH Locator - OI71sh.
QSL via YB3MM, OQRS ClubLog, LOTW.

Ads for direct QSL:
Adhi (Bimbo) Widodo, PO Box 6, Pandaan 67156, Indonesia.



Pingtan Island IOTA AS-138

PingtanBG5UDN will be qrv from IOTA AS-138.

During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31, 2016), a group consisting BD5XM, BD5XX, BG5QIC, BG5TLS, BG5TOX and IK7YTT will be active from Pingtan Island AS-138. 

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.






D44TWO Log complete

Santiago-D44TWO-QSLD44TWO QSO's have now been uploaded to LOTW and Clublog.

This is the full upload including the 2016 Log.

2371 QSO's have now been transferred from paper logbook to the PC Logging software. Sorry for the delay, these things do take a lot of time.

Normal QSL Cards can still be obtained via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Clublog Logsearch is here.




IOTA Contest 2016

iota-TRANSThe highlight of my year will soon be upon us. The 2016 RSGB IOTA Contest takes place on the 30th & 31st July and will see a flourish of activity from many Islands Worldwide, some rare some not so rare.

You can find the rules of the Contest by clicking here.

You can find a constantly updated list of entrants and their Islands by clicking here and a prieview of this can be seen below.

Lets hope you work a few new ones or indeed just enjoy the Contest! Good Luck!




VK3VTH/7 - OC-233

VK3VTH 7 2-696x453Tony, VK3VTH will be active from King Island IOTA OC-233.

  He will be qrv as VK3VTH/7 betweeen 18th and 22nd of August, 2016. on 20 and 40m, but will be using SSB only.








FT4JA AF-012 Cards arrive

K800 img017The QSL Cards for the FT4JA Dxpedition arrived today.

This confirmed several Band Slots for me as well as the most needed IOTA confirmation for AF-012.

Thanks for the team for the fast LOTW, IOTA and paper confirmations which were all received in good time.







XU7MDC - Update

XU7We have added a new Poll on the XU7MDC website asking which Bands you need XU7 on.

We would pleased to hear your responses.

Please check out the new Poll on our homepage! and follow us on Facebook and twitter





San Felix IOTA SA-013 (2017)

San FelixA DXpedition to San Felix Island IOTA SA-013 is now scheduled for April 2017. 

What began as a 3 man effort for earlier this summer has now apparently become a 10 man team, and all operators are experienced DXpeditioners. 

Planned modes CW, SSB, Digital. Planned bands 160m and up, probably also will include the 6m Band.









received 102103218626259431Theodoros, SV1EJD will be active from Syros Island, IOTA EU-067, 23 July - 11 August 2016 as SV8/SV1EJD.

He will operate on 80 - 6m SSB, RTTY including activity in RSGB IOTA Contest 30 - 31 July 2016.

QSL via home call, LOTW. Ads for direct QSL:







Santiago-D44TWO-QSLD44TWO QSO's have now been uploaded to LOTW.

This is NOT a full upload. Uploaded are all that I have in the logbook plus the Digital Qso's that Harald has made currently whilst in Cape Verde. SSB and CW QSO's for his current trip have not been uploaded as these are held in paper logbooks and I have not yet had receipt of those. They will take time to transfer from paper to PC Log when I receive them so please be patient, it will not be a fast process.

Normal QSL Cards can still be obtained via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.



Friends Of IOTA - Appeal

'iota-logobest'The appeal (IOTA News 20 June 2016) has progressed well, reaching GBP £7,000, an amount that takes us a quarter of the way towards our initial target of GBP £25,000. In the process we have enrolled some 41 Friends of IOTA at the various levels of support. Once we reach our target we will not need to call on a promised commercial loan to fund IOTA’s new IT system and anything above that figure will go towards promotion of IOTA in ways that we have not previously been able to fund.

Those close to IOTA will have noticed that we have in the last 10 days introduced on our existing IT system the first stage of acceptance of electronic confirmation of contacts by QSO matching of logs, something that the IOTA community has been requesting for some time. A fuller note on this appears in a concurrent News Item. It is a start.

We are still a long way short of our financial target, so we invite IOTA enthusiasts who wish to join our Happy Band of Friends of IOTA to check the entry details here. A list of those who have reached the various levels of support has been included in the note. Become a Friend of IOTA and help us take IOTA forward. If you are already one, consider progressing to a higher support level by increasing your donation!''

G3KMA, 11 Jul 2016


IOTA-Clublog - More news;






More information has been posted on the IOTA website in relation to the Clublog QSO matching;

One of the first actions of Islands on the Air (IOTA) Ltd., the new managers of the programme, has been to expand the application routes on IOTA’s existing software system to include Club Log QSO Matches.

This is intended as the first step to the introduction of a much broader system of Paperless QSLing that is scheduled to be launched in the late Spring of 2017. Only a relatively small number of IOTA operations have been added at this time, mainly ones from islands which satisfy the criterion of one DXCC entity equals just one IOTA.

This action was intended to provide a test run on how Club Log QSO matching would work in due course on the new IT system. Even so, modest as this approach is, more than 10,000 QSO matches were obtained in the first week, and the first IOTA 100 Island applications have been received using this option exclusively. As with all new IT enhancements there were a number of bugs and queries raised which have now been resolved. Finally, to make use of this additional feature, sign in to the IOTA website and go to and click on Club Log QSO Matches.

Bear in mind, this is not the full-blown system envisaged for introduction next year. We will expand the list of accepted operations over the coming weeks and months but, much as we would like to do more, it will be mainly in the area of recent operations from the rarer IOTA groups and, of course, ones that have uploaded logs to Club Log and indicated that they do not wish to delay or block IOTA QSO matching.

G3KMA, 10 Jul 2016




M0OXO DXCC Honor Roll

K1024 DXCC HR Plaque ShackWell after 14 years I finally got there!

I was pleased to receive this Plaque from the ARRL yesterday and of course it has pride of place in the shack.

2016 has been a good year for the hobby with both DXCC Honor Roll and IOTA Honour Roll. I hope to add to it very soon with my most sought after Trophy, the IOTA 750 Shield. Fingers crossed.

Thanks again to Christian Cabre EA3NT who gave me the final entity I needed when he operated from Juan De Nova as FT4JA. Cheers Chris !









Bureau Mailing - #2 - 2016

K800 20160709 103912QSL cards will be posted to 83 World Bureaus , Monday 11th July 2016

This mailing is a joint mailing between Charles M0OXO & Tim M0URX
I would very much appreciate feedback from you when the QSL cards start arriving at World Bureaus or received by hams around the world.? This feedback will be added to our data below.

This mailing features cards from the recent expeditions A25UK, A35T, A91HI, GS0NWM, TX3X, VK0EK

Total amount of QSL cards 19,765
Via M0URX 10,565
Via M0OXO 9.200

Click here for more detailed information of this and past bureau posting.




World's largest Radio Telescope

CaptureChina has put the finishing touches on the world's biggest radio telescope, whose 1,650-foot-wide dish will scan the heavens for signs of intelligent alien life, among other tasks.

On Sunday (July 3), technicians installed the last of the 4,450 panels that make up the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope's (FAST) giant dish.

Project team members will soon begin testing and debugging FAST, after which Chinese scientists will use it for "early-stage research," Xinhua reported. But the instrument will be available to researchers around the world when that phase is over — likely two to three years from now



IOTA confirmation - AS-151

K800 img016Yesterday I was pleased to receive two confirmations by paper QSL Card for IOTA.

BD2RJ/2 was qrv back in 2009 from  Changxing Island, Dalian provinca of China IOTA AS-151.

Qsl Card was received via Direct Post Mail.







IOTA crediting via Clublog

clublogWell it has finally arrived, what many have been waiting for years to see. Clublog is now starting to electronically match IOTA qso's with Logs on the Clublog system that will ultimately give IOTA accreditation without having to produce a card for checking.

The system is currently being tested and although NOT ALL LOGS ARE ON-LINE yet, the system seems very stable with the logs and results I managed this morning. The system gave me three new IOTA groups that I currently have not received a paper card for. More logs will be added in time so please be patient.

Lets hope some of those cards we have been waiting for for several years may not now be requiried and fingers crossed a log may be in the system.

* See here how it worked for me *

Well done to the IOTA Team icluding Johan PA3EXX and of course Clublog's team of Michael G7VJR and Marios 5B4WN, a great milestone for IOTA chasers ! iota-logobest


 See the Questions & Answers below;

Read more: IOTA crediting via Clublog

Friedrichshafen 2016

FHNThe Friedrichshafen Ham Fair took place last weekend and photograps can be found by clicking here or the image to the left.

Friedrichshafen is an industrial city on the northern shoreline of Lake Constance in Southern Germany, near both the borders of Switzerland and Austria. It is the district capital of the Bodensee district in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Ham Fair is held here in June each Year.






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