3rd Place Dxpeditioner of the Year - EI9FBB

IMG-20190621-WA0003Whilst in Friedrichshafen Ham Fair, germany this last week, it gave me great pleasure to be able to Award one of the recent IREF Trophies for the Dxpeditioner of the Year 2018.

First and second place Plaques had already been awarded to Cezar Trifu VE3LYC and Mike Zavarukhin VE7ACN respectivley at Dayton but the third place trophy had not been awarded.

After successful activations of Djerba Island (AF-083) as 3V8CQ, The Irish Islands IOTA Tour (EU-006, EU-007, EU-103, EU-115 & EU-121) AS EJ0DXG and the first activation of the new IOTA Group which included Vieques Island in Puerto Rico (NA-249N), third place was awarded to Dave Deane EI9FBB.

 

Almost certainly the UK's most high profile activator of IOTA's, the third place was indeed good recognition of Dave's success.

Please check out the IREF website, DXpeditions to rare Islands need our support!

https://irefradio.com

 

XV9DF Hon Tre, Vietnam

Hon Tre 2The operation from Hon Tre (IOTA AS-157) has now been uploaded to LOTW.

Qsl Cards are still available on the link below;-

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friedrichshafen 2019

JumaJust back from a great week in Germany.

Many new friends and many more met at the Ham Radio yearly gathering. This year the attendance was 14,500, a little higher than expected.

 

You can see imaged from the event on my facebook page on the link here.

https://www.facebook.com/charles.wilmott.3/media_set?set=a.10155968881287105&type=3

 

Photo above ; Saif Alkhayarin A71AM, M0OXO & Juma Al Kuwari A71EM

 

 

 

 

ZL7DX Chatham Islands - LOTW

ZL7DXFull log now uploaded to LOTW for the first time.

https://www.m0oxo.com/

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOTA - New Groups

 

IOTAFor anyone that missed the announcement from Friedrichshafen last Saturday, here is the list of the new and amended IOTA Groups. If you have any questions relating to this please use the dedicated IOTA Helpline on this email address ;

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Announcement of New IOTA Groups at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen on 22 June 2019. Following the decision to split the 5 yearly review of the IOTA list into two parts, we announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups at the RSGB Convention, Milton Keynes on 14 October 2018 (see Management News item of the same date). The plan mentioned at the time was to add the second tranche at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen in June 2019. At the event’s IOTA Forum on Saturday, 22 June this took place with the announcement of a further six new groups. The review has now completed its work; the next one is scheduled for 2024.

These new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to be confirmed by an operation taking place after 22 June 2019 that meets the 1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after confirmation of the group number will credit for past operations be considered.

Read the full list here.The addition of these six groups takes the total of groups that have confirmed or provisional IOTA numbers to 1172. Of these 1131 have seen activity, the remaining 41 have not. The number of unnumbered groups remains at 33. A number of these will be withdrawn in due course to keep within the programme cap of 1200 groups set long ago by the Management Team as a firm policy decision.

Read more: IOTA - New Groups

Requesting Satellite Confirmations

K800 M0OXO Logo 2016Anyone that requires a QSL Card confirmation for any of any customers that use Satellite QSO's please read on.

Most of the 4.5 million QSO's in the OQRS database contain HF information and the QSL Labels have been designed accordingly.

Satellite QSO's need more specific information that the normal label offers so if you request a confirmation for a Satellite QSO, please email as well as making the request. If I receive the email then I can produce the information you require manually on the label in the ''free text'' portion which will fulfill your needs
for any Satellite Awards.

If in doubt please ask...... Thanks...

 

3G1DX SA-100

3g1dx-pajaros3G1DX Team planning to be active from Pajaros Rocks, IOTA SA - 100, 18 - 20 October 2019, if there will be problem with of swells, 21 - 23 October 2019.


Team - CE3WW, XQ1CR, XQ1FM, CA1FCS, CA1DBD, CE1DN, K9AJ, IT9YRE, XQ4CW, I2YDX.
They will operate SSB, CW.


QSL via XQ4CW

 

 

3D2CR Conway Reef

3d2cr-The 3D2CR logs (22,703 QSOs) have been uploaded to Club Log and are now available, as is OQRS at https://clublog.org/logsearch/3D2CR.

Yesterday multiple people, who were sponsors, reported seeing their QSOs confirmed via LoTW.

As the 3D2CR Team are not members of any Society, they will not respond to any Qsl Card Bureau requests whatsoever.

 

JW/EA3NT Svalbard

JW 1 pngJust a reminder that Christian EA3NT will be qrv (with Col JW/OJ0Y) as JW/EA3NT from Svalbard (IOTA EU-026)

Both Ops are currently on Svalbard operating currently on 20m SSB.

**Please note, I am only QSL Manager for JW/EA3NT Callsign**

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

XV9DF Vietnam AS-157

 

arcticIgor Znamenskiy UA9KDF and his team will be QRV from Hon Tre Island, Vietnam (IOTA AS-157 South China Sea Coast Centre group) between the 02nd & 15th June 2019.

The Team include: Igor UA9KDF, Andy Korobeynikov UA9LDD (+son), Vladimir Vassiljev R9LR, and Ruslan Zalata R9LAJ.

They will use Modes: CW, SSB, FT8 Logs on Bands 40-10 + Sat + Moon. If they have stable internet the logs will be uploaded throughout the trip but if no Internet then they will upload after the Dxpedition.

Further information regarding antennas etc will follow in the coming days.

All QSLs for XV9DF go via QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

LX/GM0OBX Luxembourg Trip

 

LX LOGOJust a reminder that Members of the GMDX group and Stirling District Amateur Radio Society ( Billy GM0OBX, John MM0JZB, Jonathan MM0OKG, Ross MM0OBT and Stevie MM0VPY). will be active from Luxembourg from 25/05/2019 - 01/06/2019.

They hope to be qrv by 1900utc on Saturday 25th and to make an entry in he CQ WPX CW Contest this weekend.

Operating on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 /4/2 on SSB/ CW/FT8/RTTY, they will be using the call sign of LX/GM0OBX.

Station set up:

HF1 - 1 x 7300 - 1kw - hexbeam (20-10)

HF2 - 1 x 7300 - 1kw - 1/4 vertical for 40m - 1/4 vertical for 30m

VHF1 - 1 x 7300 - 5 element beam for 6m -10 element beam for 2m - vertical for 4m

If you feel you can help them with a donation to their Charity then please visit the LX/GM0OBX Qrz.com page for further details.

 

DU1UD/8 QSL Card

DU1UD 8The QSL Card from the recent trip to Mapun Island, IOTA OC-105 has now been completed and has been sent to the UX5UO Print Shop.

I expect cards to be mailed in 3 weeks time.

You can still request a traditional Paper QSL Card on the link below;

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

 

DF2WO African Tour 2019 continues...

d44 mergeHarald has just passed the dates to me for his next tour down in his favorite continent and here they are;

D44TWO Cabo Verde ; (AF-005) 29th Sept. to 13th Oct 2019
9X2AW Kigali, Rwanda ; 4th to 16th Nov 2019
XT2AW Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ; 02nd to 20th Dec 2019

Current up to date logs are available here;

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OH0UDG Aland Islands

OH0Bert DK3BK will be qrv from the Aland Islands (IOTA EU-002) between the 3rd and 17th August 2019.

His Callsign (already issued) is OH0UDG.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

 

 

4E8T QSL Card

4E8T2The 4E8T Qsl Card has now been designed and is currently at the UX5UO QSL Print Shop.

I expect cards will be out in 3 weeks time. If you still need the card please request it on this link;

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

 

 

DU1UD/8 IOTA OC-105

Mapun 2Dindo DU1UD will again make an attempt on this rare IOTA, the Most Wanted in DU.

He will be qrv from Mapin Island (aka Mapun, formerly Cagayan de Sulu, Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi etc) IOTA OC-105 from Friday 3rd May for approximately 2 weeks.

He is a single operator on this one and will be qrv around his work schedule. He will be running an Elekraft K3 and KPA-500 into Vertical/VDA antennas.

Dindo is aware of how needed this is all around the Globe and will do his upmost to reach as many areas as propagation allows.

Please remember this is currently a dangerous part of the World and the safety will always be paramount. Bear this in mind if he suddenly disappears off frequency without warning

 

5V7EI, 9G2DX, 7P8LB....

5v multiHi guys. As suggested a few days ago, all the Direct requests for the above cards were mailed this morning without any issues.

Please drop me a few messages when the start arriving to gauge the delivery times.

Thank you...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FW/G0VJG - 3D2AS...Bags packed..!

FW 2It won't be long now until Nobby Styles G0VJG is qrv as 3D2AS from Fiji and FW/G0VJG from both Wallis and Futuna Islands. The trip starts on the 3rd May 2019 in Fiji, around 7th/8th May in FW.

He says that ''wifi is available from Fiji but not sure about in FW. It may not be easy sending log updates from that part of my trip but of course I will send them as soon and as frequent as is possible.''

He will be using a FT857, Folding Hexbeam, a Vertical antenna and operating on 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40 & 60m (tbc) with a small Amplifier on SSB.

''Most of my gear is packed but we are likely to be very restricted on weight especially on the Flight from Fiji to Wallis & Futuna. Bare minimal will be the answer but again, until we get there some details of this trip are difficult to prepare or predict''.

''I have also decided to set a tentative plan regarding operating frequencies. I will try to stick to my list as much as possible but for 17m I will try to use 18122.00. It also seems likely that I can't use 60m in FW and for Digital Chasers I will probably not run RTTY and will stick with FT8. This may change.''

Please be aware dates may change according to local conditions and also, please keep up with news on DX bulletin websites and also via QSL Manager M0OXO for any last minute news.

 Qsl via M0OXO using OQRS or Direct Post Mail ONLY!

J79U/J79TA Dominica

J79Thomas Carlsson SM0CXU/SM2U (PY2ZZXU, PW2D) and Tore Anderson SM0DZB/SM0T will be active as J79U and J79TA from Dominica Island, IOTA NA - 101, between the 07th & 15 May 2019.
 
They will operate on the HF Bands.
 
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS
 
 
 
 
 

 

5V7EI QSL Card

5V7EI 11The QSL Card design for the recent 5V7EI operation from Togo as now been completed and cards are printint at the UX5UO Print Shop.

I expect Cards to be out in around two weeks time.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

5V7EI 2 3

5V7EI QSL obsingle

5v7ei 4

 

VK5MAV/6 OC-211

VK5MAV-6Andy VK5MAV is currently QRV from the Abrolohos Islands, Australia IOTA OC-211)

The Houtman Abrolhos (often informally called the Abrolhos Islands) is a chain of 122 islands, and associated coral reefs, in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia. it lies about eighty kilometres (50 nm) west of Geraldton, Western Australia.

It is the southernmost true coral reef in the Indian Ocean, and one of the highest latitude reef systems in the world. It is one of the world's most important seabird breeding sites and is the centre of Western Australia's largest single-species fishery, the western rock lobster fishery. It has a small seasonal population of fishermen, and a limited number of tourists are permitted for day trips, but most of the land area is off limits as conservation habitat. Only way to stay there overnight is to get an invitation from locals.

http://vk5mav.wixsite.com/dxpedition

 

 

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