Dog Island, Florida NA-085

Figure-1-Map-Dog-Island-USGS-Google-2009Bruce K5TEN will activate the pretty rare Dog Island in Florida NA-085 later this year.

He will use 40 thro 6m with the possibility of 60m also. 30 and 40M will be used through the nighttime hours and his provisional dates are 3rd until the 10th June 2017.

Listen for Bruce as K5TEN/P who will be working with ''contest style exchanges''.

Qsl via K5TEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDXC 20th Anniversary

MDXC20years-300x249MDXC twenty years old. The history of a club, becoming amongst the most coveted in the world, It is celebrated with an Award, MDXC “20 years award”, rules are below.

Our newsletter “The Radio“, Output by early February, you will find more info and statements of the Founder of the Club, Pino IZ8BGY, the current president IZ8CCW Ant, dell’award manager IZ1BZV Giorgio and other surprises.

MDXC is one of the most renowned clubs in the world like other as “Clipperton” etc.…, which includes high caliber Amateur Radio as Gabriele I2VGW.

Amateur Radio Society celebrates together all'MDXC the event, supporting them through their own channels of communication and actively participating with its Members and Clubs.

Regulations click ''read more''

Read more: MDXC 20th Anniversary

Poles of Saturn

IMG 20170227 174526The north pole of Saturn sits at the center of its own domain. Around it swirl the clouds, driven by the fast winds of Saturn. Beyond that orbits Saturn's retinue of moons and the countless small particles that form the ring.

Although the poles of Saturn are at the center of all of this motion, not everything travels around them in circles. Some of the jet-stream patterns, such as the hexagon-shaped pattern seen here, have wavy, uneven shapes. The moons as well have orbits that are elliptical, some quite far from circular.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 26 degrees above the ring plane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 2, 2016 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 890 nanometers.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 619,000 miles (996,000 kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 37 miles (60 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit  http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini .

 

The 'Hexbeam Tilt'

TILTFed up of fighting with your antenna when installing on the mast or tower or for that yearly maintenence? Have a look at this new product by Ant MW0JZE.

The Hexbeam tilt is a simple but effective tool to ease the process of lowering the Hexbeam to a safe position to work on or to mount to the tower or mast.

Hexbeam Tilt will also work for other antennas such as:

Hexbeam antennas
Cobweb antennas
Cubical Quad antennas
Moxen Antennas
Yagi Antennas
and many more

For further information visit the Hexbeam Shop by clicking here or the image to the left.

 

Ghana 9G5X

9G5X aboutThe 9G5X Team have today announced their website going live.

You can see more information about the upcoming Dxpeditiion by viewing the website here;

http://www.ossett.net/9G5X/index.html

 

 

9N7EI Press release

9N7EILatest press release from the 9N7EI Team Leader EI9FBB;

In just 2 weeks from now, 12 members from the EI DX Group will begin their travels to Nepal for their 10 day operation from the hills high above Kathmandu. The 9N7EI team report that they have located a different QTH which has truly spectacular views in all directions. Sited at over 6,000 feet above sea level, "we now have the clear path we were looking for towards NA/EU."

 The team are delighted to announce that their requested 9N7 'Echo India'callsign is confirmed and their licenses have now been issued.  The packing of over half a ton of equipment has already begun with final plans being well underway.  For more information, photos and latest news please visit their webpage at 9n7ei.com

 

C6APY NA-054

C6APYM1ACB, M0VFC and M0IDA will be QRV as C6APY from Little Harbour Cay, Berry Islands (NA-054) next month. 

They'll be flying to C6 on March 2nd and after several days of travel they plan to begin operations "around the 4th March", depending on weather.  They will have three stations running 100 watts with most of their activity on 40-15 Meters on SSB and CW.  Plans are to be QRV until March 10th or 11th, as they fly back home on the 12th. 

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

H74B & H74W NA-013

H74BThanks to Nuria Font Soler EA3WL & Josep Gibert EA3BT for the fast dispatch of the H74B & H74W Cards.

 Cards arrived today for their recent trip to Big Corn Island, Nicaragua NA-013.

Many thanks to both! 73/88

 

 

 

 

 

TM1CEZ EU-157...mailing...

saint-malo-le-deminage-de-cezembre-debutera-fin-fevrierQSL Cards for this event arrived from the Team's Printer yesterday & will be mailed later this morning. The team asked me not to preview the Qsl design so it would be a surprise when you open the envelope

Thanks to Gil F4FET, Alain F5JTV, Antoine F5RAB and their colleague Jean Claude for their operation from Cezembre Island.

QSL Card available via http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

A71AM A71SS QSL preview

A71AMQsl cards have now been printed for Saif Alkhayarin for his two Callsigns A71AM and also A71SS.

Saif lives in Dukhan, Qatar and is QRV on all bands using SSB and digital modes but mostly on cw. He is a member of QARS and the A73A Contest Team.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

A71AM olb

 

9X2AW Rwanda

rwanda-2Harald (DF2WO) has arrived in Rwanda and will soon commence operations as 9X2AW.

He will be using CW, SSB, PSK & JT65 modes.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Please DO NOT send cards via the bureau as they will not arrive.

Please use M0OXO OQRS for all bureau requests.

 

 

 

 

9N7EI - ''You ready for this''

9N7 VideoThe 9N7EI Team have released a short video promoting their upcoming DXpedition to Nepal.

The video was produced by Paul 2E1AYS and shows the team members who will be on the Nepal Dxpedition which starts in a few weeks time.

Take a look by clicking on the image above or their website at  https://9n7ei.com/

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

VK9XI OC-002 & VK9CI OC-003

CCChris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, & Tony VK3TZ will be active from both Christmas Island (IOTA OC-002) as VK9XI and Cocos Keeling Island (IOTA OC-003) as VK9CI in October 2017. The tentative dates are as follows;

Christmas Island between 2nd & 10th October (which coincides with Oceania SSB Contest) and Cocos Keeling Island between the 10th - 17th October (coinciding with the Oceania CW Contest).

They hope to have 2 stations with amplifiers (K3 and KPA500). Ant: 160m/80m/40m Verticals, Hexbeam 20m-6m, 20-10m VDA and 80-10 Doublet. RX Loop and Beverages for 160/80m. They will operate on 10m thro 160m with emphasis on the lower bands using SSB, CW & RTTY. There may be some 6m activity, more details as the plans progress.

 

 

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

A70X QSL Cards mailing

A70X finalQsl Cards for the recent operation from AS-088 are being mailed Monday 30th January 2017. Please report their arrival.

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

A70X ob final

 

HB0/GM4UYE Liechtenstein

HB0-GM4UYEInformation received from Billy GM0OBX;

''Members from Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) and GMDX group will be active from Liechtenstein  01/06/2017 - 07/06/2017.

Operators are: Hugh GM4UYE, Billy GM0OBX, Jonathan MM0OKG, John 2M0JHN, Ross 2M0*** Modes will be CW, SSB and DATA on 6m 10m 12m 15m 17m 20m 30m 40m 80m.

*Liechtenstein permit UK Intermediate licensee’s to operate under supervision OR on their own as HB0Y/2M0ABC. Also Liechtenstein authority stated that if the call is used on air as GM4UYE in the UK then to sign HB0/GM4UYE*

Whilst looking to give people an ATNO, ANY MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED to Yorkhill Children’s Charity / Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity.  Please DONATE VIA PAYPAL or DONATE DURING M0OXO OQRS process.''

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

DX8ZWC OC-235

ZWARCEric DU8BRS, Boy DU8EB and Chris VK3FY will activate Mindanao Coastal Islands OC-235 in April 2017.

The Callsign will be DX8ZWC (Zamboanga West ARC) and will comprise of 2/3 Stations working HF 80-6m on SSB & CW.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.. (Please use OQRS for all Bureau requests)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Sunspot of a New Cycle 25

SSCYSolar activity picks up this week after a lull, bringing some fast solar wind that is causing a mild solar storm.

Aurora has been seen at high latitudes and sporadically at mid-latitudes, but effects are mild. These mild conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Amateur radio and GPS operators should only experience minor effects.

Get an update on the storm, catch up on aurora photos, and see the first sunspot of solar cycle 25 appear!

 

Click the image above to see the full Video.

 

9N7EI - Nepal

9N7EI''Members of the newly formed EI DX Group are delighted to announce this exciting project to Nepal, March 8th to 20th 2017.

For the 1st time, this 11 man, all ‘Echo India’ DXpedition team will operate up to 5 stations continuously for 9 consecutive days on all bands and modes from 80m through 10m.

Our QTH is located 30 kilometers outside Kathmandu, in a quiet suburb sited at 5,600′ above sea level, with great views and take off across the Himalayas.''

More information can be found here https://9n7ei.com/

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

A71YY QSL preview

A71YYQsl cards have now been printed for Juma Al Kuwari for both his new Callsign A71YY and also his old Callsign A71EM.

Juma lives in the Capital City Doha and is QRV on all bands using SSB and digital modes but mostly on cw.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

A71YY ob

 

A73A QSL Preview

A73A 2017Qsl Cards have now been printed for the A73A.

A73A is the Callsign of the Doha Contest Team in Qatar. The team are active in most major Contests and you can also find them on Facebook (click here).

Qsl Cards can be requested via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

A73A ob

 

KL7/VK3FY NA-019

kl7-vk3fy-696x348Chris, VK3FY plans activity from Kodiak Island IOTA NA-019, Alaska as KL7/VK3FY during July 2017.

Dates to be announced. QRV on HF bands.

 

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Credit DX World.net

 

 

 

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