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A25UK Qsl Cards mailing...

A25 LOGO bestThe A25UK Team went qrt with the last qso in the log at 0019UTC on the 19th April.

Logs have already been uploaded to Club and OQRS is open for Qsl card requests.

The operation ended with just over 20,000 Qso's logged over the 4 days operating. Well done to the Team !

Logsearch & OQRS can be found here or click the image top left.

Qsl Cards in the mail Monday 09th May 2016 !!




A91HI AS-202 Qrv this week....

A91 Low resA91HI AS-202NEW will be qrv in just under two days time.

Half the A91HI team are now assembled in Bahrain. Equipment is shipped awaiting full team arrival on Wednesday. Other half transit tomorrow. Estimated QRV on April 27 @ 18:00UTC.

A91HI website will be updated with news. Team plan live web streaming from the island – a first ever from a brand new IOTA activation.

Keep an eye on A9_IOTA on Twitter & Facebook for progress updates.


23092 QSOs
9514 uniques (41.2%)
86 hours operating time



XT2AW - Burkina Faso

XT2AWHarald, DF2WO will be active again from Burkina Faso 25 April - 15 May 2016 as XT2AW.

He will operate on HF Bands CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.







MDXC Dxpedition 2016 - XU7

angkor-sunrise-e1461101241828The Mediterranean Dx Club have announced their new Dxpedition that will take place between 4th to 14th November, 2016.

The license of XU7MDC already in the hands of Antonio, IZ8CCW, leader and Gabriele, I2VGW, co-leader of the team (20 people).

They have planned, as usual, to operate 24/7 hours with 5 stations from the beach of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with a particular focus to low bands and digi modes

Further information will be available soon and we wish them all well with their preparations. It will no doubt be a first class job by a first class team as always!



Rick K6VVA - ''Its a Mystery''

vvaMy good friend Rick (second from left in image) has announced via his website some IOTA activity in the next few months;

''Between 1 JUNE 2016 and 30 AUGUST 2016, I intend to activate several more KL7 IOTAs. But each NA-xxx IOTA # will remain a "MYSTERY" until AFTER the Expedition is completed. You MUST check this webpage for details and Confirmation of QSO instructions, which will then include the specific date(s) of QRV and IOTA # needed to solve each "Mystery".

Stay tuned.....


IOTA Honour Roll & Listings 2016

iotaheadingToday the annunal IOTA Honour Roll & Listings were published for 2016.

From G3KMA - The 2016 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been posted on this website at http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/ .

186 record-holders have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups and 519 of at least 750 groups which is the number required for the IOTA Plaque.

Amateurs from 100 countries now have the starter 100 Islands certificate. Congratulations to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year.


RT92KA – Alyumka Island AS-092

AS-092Victor, UA3AKO & the team arrived in Chukotka safely. The weather is fine and they even managed a short trip to Alyumka island by snowmobile to find the best place for shack and antennas.

Today they were qrv from Alyumka Island AS-092 as RT92KA on 20 and 40M.

Thanks for the new ones guys! (cheers Andy EU7A)







LHIMichael G7VJR went qrt with the last qso in the log early this morning UTC. He has now left Lord Howe Island.

Logs have already been uploaded to Club and OQRS is open for Qsl card requests.

The operation ended with just over 2,000 Qso's logged over the 3 days operating. Well done Michael, we know the conditions were challenging at best!

Logsearch & OQRS can be found here or click the image top left.





A25 LOGO bestThe A25UK Team went qrt with the last qso in the log at 0019UTC on the 19th April.

Logs have already been uploaded to Club and OQRS is open for Qsl card requests.

The operation ended with just over 20,000 Qso's logged over the 4 days operating. Well done to the Team !

Logsearch & OQRS can be found here or click the image top left.





JA0RQV/6Y5 QSL preview

JA0RQV 6Y5JA0RQV/6Y5 Qsl card has been designed and is now with the Printer.

Logsearch can be found here https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/JA0RQV/6Y5

Qsl Card via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail








Lord HFrom Michael G7VJR - ''I will be visiting Lord Howe island, IOTA OC-004, between 15 April and 20 April 2016. I’ll be on the HF bands, currently planning 100W and CW only, using wire verticals. Baggage allowances on the Dash-8 aircraft are limited so I am probably not going to be able to carry a linear, but I have picked a favourable north-facing QTH for QSOs with Europe and will be focusing on the radio at peak times.

Log search: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/vk9l/g7vjr

QSLs are handled by Charles, M0OXO. I will upload my log to LoTW. I do not need your QSL card so I would prefer it if you could use Clublog OQRS, to ensure you get your card without incurring any waste. See you on the bands!

See you on the bands 73  Michael G7VJR'' **Clublog OQRS will be open AFTER Michael leaves the Island.


VK5MAV/6 OC-243 confirmed..

BS front-sampleArriving in the mail yesterday was this card from Andrey VK5MAV/6.

This activation took place back in February from the rare Breaksea Island (IOTA OC-243) which is located in King George Sound in the Great Southern region of Western Australia is 12 kilometres south-east of Albany.

Thanks to Andrey and Craig VK5CE for the new one !






A25UK - Botswana 2016


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A team consisting G0VJG, G4FAL, M0TGV, G4DLD and GM0WED will be active from the Tuli Block, Botswana as A25UK between April 13-18, 2016.

QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY using beams, verticals and 4SQ. Click here or the Logo to visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter @A25UK

Logs uploaded daily to Club Log. QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Please DO NOT send your Qsl Cards via the Bureau - They are NOT required


S79C Team activities...

S79CToday DX World reported that almost 80k QSOs have been done by the FT4JA Team on Juan De Nova.

FT4JA also includes members from the recent S79C operation to AF-119 & the forthcoming activation of AS-202NEW.

S79C team members have been active from ZL9A, TX7EU, FT4JA and soon A91HI.

S79C team have new plans for later this year.

Stay tuned!










K1024 A91 High resIn just 3 weeks from now, the A91HI DXpedition team will assemble in Al Dar, Bahrain to prepare for their departure to Hawar Island AS-202 NEW. Since our last update, the team have been rather busy. All equipment has been shipped and has already arrived safely in Bahrain. Everything is good to go with all necessary clearances, permits and licenses now in hand.

Please give a big welcome to Charles M0OXO as our QSL manager. As we will now have internet on the island, Charles plans to upload each day to Club Log. This will help to minimise any dupes.

We will be QRV with up to 5 stations at any one time. A comprehensive range of VDAs, verticals and SP7IDX technology Hexbeam antennas will be used to ensure good signals into all geographical areas of the world. We aim to work as many unique stations as possible to give out this brand new IOTA, therefore we will only operate from 40m through 10m; CW, SSB and Digital.

New photos have been added to our website which is being updated regularly. Please consider making a small donation to help offset the team’s growing expenses and remember, we are still offering a ‘Free QSL’ to those who donate a minimum of €5.00. http://a91hi.com/support/ We will be delighted to add your callsign to this page. A big thank you to those groups and individuals who have already contributed.

To make your QSO happen, we will now be QRV for one extra day – expect 1st signals from 18:00 UTC 27th April to 1st May 2016.

You can follow our progress on Twitter https://twitter.com/A9_IOTA especially while we are en-route to the island where tips, news, plans and photos will continue. See http://a91hi.com/news/ for further updates.

See you soon from Hawar Island AS-202 NEW.

Vy 73 de A91HI Team




K800 XT2AWThis morning I have finally concluded the XT2AW transfers from paper logs to Computer Logs.

9872 'new' Qso's have now been transferred to LOTW and Clublog. If you see any problems, particularly with 'times' then please drop me a line.

Thanks to Rob G4LMW for his invaluable help with his Excel to ADIF converter.






ce0x-e1458136463287RA9USU has announced he will be joining Felipe for this rare actiavtion which means both CW and SSB will be operated.

Although still waiting to obtain the official Chilean licence and authorization to land on San Felix, Felipe CE5WQO has announced he intends to be active from this rare DXCC entity (#12 most wanted on Club Log) sometime between July and September 2016 for up to 3 weeks. Dates will be confirmed by the Chilean Maritime Authority. A full press release will be issued in due course.





isle of manJohn GW4SKA is now qrv from the Isle Of Man (IOTA EU-116).

He is active as GD4SKA until March 23rd on RTTY with some PSK when things slow down.  Listen for him on 3.5 through 28 MHz. He'll be using a TS590S, Acom 600S amp, Hexbeam, wires and verticals for the low bands.  John is also operating in the BARTG HF RTTY Contest as GD0A on March 19 and 20.

Logs are being uploaded to Clublog daily and traditional Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.



RC3A (RRC) Tour 2016


On February 29, from Novy Urengoy (Yamal), the Arctic expedition “The Great Northern Way” 2016 started. The historical and geographical forwarding project devoted to the 400th anniversary of the Northern Sea Route is carried out within the comprehensive research program “Riddles of the Russian Arctic”.

Participants of expedition by 2 all-terrain vehicles will pass a route about 10.000 km long on ice of the Siberian rivers, open spaces of the Arctic tundra, and drifting ices of the Arctic seas of Russia: the Ob River – the Yenisei River – Norilsk – Taimyr Peninsula – the settlement of Khatanga – the mouth of the Lena River – Tiksi – Chokurdah – Cherskiy – Pevek – Cape Schmidt – Welen – (Anadyr – Magadan). Change of a route depending on local conditions is possible. It is possible to watch the course of expedition here.

The head of expedition is the President of Expedition Center “Arctic” of the Russian Geographical Society, the Honoured Master of Sports, the honourable polar explorer of Russia, Vladimir Chukov (R3CA).

Callsigns: R3CA/8 (Yamal), R3CA/9 (Taimyr) and R3CA/0 (Yakutia, Chukotka). The main frequency ranges – 7 and 14 MHz SSB (usually around frequency 14120 and 14260 kHz during work from islands +- QRM). Using ICOM IC-7000 transceiver with AH-2b antenna. On parking vehicles wire Inverted-V antennas will be deployed.

Short activation (about one day each) several Arctic islands along the coast of Taimyr, Yakutia and Chukotka is planned:

AS-005 (Dikson Island), AS-152 (Bol’shoy Begichev Island), AS-163 (Makar Island), AS-029 (Bol’shoy Lyakhovsky Island), AS-164 (Nemkov Island), AS-070 (Gusmp Island), AS-038 (Ayon Island), AS-065 (Kolyuchin Island) and others depending on ice situation. The radio operator on a route is Valery Nesterov RA9J. In Tiksi, Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA plans to join the expedition.

QSL cards of R3CA/8/9/0 direct via UA9OBA after the expedition will be dispatched. Also QSL’s of 1995-2011 for R3CA/1/9/0, CE8/9/R3CA, KC4/R3CA/ANT are available.

Keep an eye here for further updates.

73! Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA,
President of Russian Robinson Club


K5P OC-085 QSl Card arrived

K1024 img112K5P QSL Card arrived in the mail this week.

Qso's for this rare entity (Palmyra & Jarvis Islands) were uploaded to LOTW very fast so the paper card really only required for the IOTA collection.

None the less very efficient and fast Qsl'in, thanks to the team.






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