3D2AS - FW/G0VJG (May 2019)

wallisUpdate from Nobby Styles G0VJG to remind us that his plans are going well for his trip to 3D2 and FW in early May 2019.

He expects to be qrv as 3D2AS from 3rd May 2019 for 5 days. He will then move to Wallis and Futuna as FW/G0VJG on or around the 8th May and be qrv there for 14 days. He will operate from Wallis Island (IOTA OC-054) with the possibility of a short side trip to (the more rare) Futuna Island (IOTA OC-118).

Please be aware dates may change according to local conditions..

He will be using a FT857, Folding Hexbeam and operating on 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40 & 60m (tbc) with a small Amplifier on SSB and has been working hard behind the scenes getting au fait with FT8 F & H Modes. He is pleased with progress.

Please keep up with news on DX bulletin websites and also via QSL Manager M0OXO





LX LOGOMembers of the GMDX group will be active from Luxembourg from 25/05/2019 - 01/06/2019 operating on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 on SSB/ CW/FT8/RTTY. We will be using the call sign of LX/GM0OBX


Operators are;


Station set up:

1 x 7300 -  1kw - hexbeam

1 x 7300 - 1kw - 1/4 vertical for 40m - 1/4 vertical for 30m  - 5 element beam for 6m

1 x 7300 - 30w ( on ft8 bands will be variable )

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS


Experts Predict a Long, Deep Solar Minimum

long deepIf you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA’s annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026.

“We expect Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24: another fairly weak maximum, preceded by a long, deep minimum,” says panel co-chair Lisa Upton, a solar physicist with Space Systems Research Corp.


The solar cycle is like a pendulum, swinging back and forth between periods of high and low sunspot number every 11 years or so. Researchers have been tracking the cycle since it was discovered in the 19th century. Not all cycles are alike. Some are intense, with lots of sunspots and explosive solar flares; the Space Age began with a big booming solar maximum. Others are weak, such as the most recent, Solar Cycle 24, which peaked in 2012-2014 with relatively little action.

Read more: Experts Predict a Long, Deep Solar Minimum

New to Qsl'in? How to request a Qsl Card


A few recent arrivals in the way of Qsl requests have made me wonder, 'do we really know how to make a Qsl card request?'. You may be a newcomer to the hobby who finds the whole process of requesting Qsl Cards very daunting indeed.

Well, in an attempt to help both older and newer people in the hobby, I have compiled a page on my website which I hope will attempt to answer most of the common questions.

Please take a look and if you feel it is of benefit then feel free to comment. So many times people fall foul of this proceedure so I hope this helps, at least a little!

Click here to read the article.


Harald is back in Ouagadougou...

XT2AWmergeXT2AW is again on air!

Harald (DF2WO) is going to Ouagadougou with his wife Alice tomorrow (Saturday 6th April) and from Sunday he will be on all bands (160-6m conditions permitting) on CW, SSB and FT8 modes.

He is always available for Skeds, otherwise he will take advantage of the sun and enjoy the warmth!

Anyone attending Friedrichshafen this year will also have the opportunity to say hello to Harald in person

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail (Please do NOT send cards via the Buro).







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I offer will help to cut down as what it is seen as the chore of the hobby. This should aid DXpedition Teams, Holiday Stations or IOTA Stations and Rare DXCC.

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1) I can look after all your QSL requirements from Holiday station, IOTA to major expedition status.
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UN7G Kazakhstan

UN7GUN7G Cards are now at the UX5UO Print Shop and should be here in the next two weeks.

Full logs from Andy Kvochkov UN7G/UP7G (ex-UN8GU), Almaty, Kazakhstan are available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS.

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.phpUN7G ob

4E8T Tawi Tawi

DV1UD Holding the Vertical AntennaChris VK3FY and Dindo DU1UD will be qrv on OC-174 Tawi-Tawi Island between the 19th
and 23 April 2019.

They will use CW and FT8 on the 40m through 20M band.
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS

CY9C Saint Paul Island

cy0iCY9C Team will be active again from Saint Paul Island, IOTA NA - 094, 1 - 11 August 2019.

CY0C - Sable Island Permission for a Dxpedition has been authorized for Fall of 2020. Team leader - WA4DAN. Some time ago, we had scheduled fall of 2019 for Sable.

Due to circumstances we had to reschedule to 2020. Hopefully this will be better for propagation. The permit process took over a year of emailing, phone calls, and furnishing documents. Sable at this point is no longer easily "permitted" for Ham Radio DXpeditions, as the policies have changed with the change in administration. In fact our permit finally was graciously authorized as a "one time special use permit". We believe that it is very probable that permits in the future may be esentially "nil" for a very long time. Among other policies, visitors to the island are not permitted overnight stays. Thankfully, we have been authorized to stay there for 7 - 8 days ( $300 per person per day).

We are grateful and excited and look forward to meeting the challenge of a sizeable operation as if it were the last one for a very long time. The team for the upcoming CY9C St. Paul Island August Dxpedition will be the primary makeup of the Sable team. A "SABLE" information page will be maintained on the St. Paul website, https://cy9c.com This news update is provided at the request of Murray, WA4DAN-Sable and St. Paul Team Leader.

Thanks, Randy N0TG

QSL via WA4DAN direct, OQRS, LOTW


CME inbound today

cmeThe Northern Lights are going south this weekend. A geomagnetic storm, caused by a cloud of charged particles ejected from the sun, may bring the aurora borealis as far south as Iowa, Colorado and Washington on Saturday, as these particles bombard Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center.

“If the storm is oriented properly, we could have a chance for auroras for several days after impact,” said Tamitha Skov, a space weather scientist based in Los Angeles.

Auroras form when charged particles from the sun collide with Earth’s atmosphere. When there is an influx of charged particles during geomagnetic storms, this can supercharge the aurora’s glow, according to Terry Onsager, a physicist at the Space Weather Prediction Center.

“It’s like a big battery driving electricity through the Earth’s system,” he said. “And when that flows through the atmosphere, the atmosphere glows like a neon light.”

The particles are the result of a coronal mass ejection, an outpouring of plasma from the sun’s atmosphere that was detected by NOAA on Wednesday.

“This is exciting news, considering we haven’t had a decently sized Earth-directed solar storm launch for quite some time,” Skov said, adding that geomagnetic storms are less common during the current period of the sun’s 11-year activity cycle.

Onsager said the storm could arrive Saturday morning, which means it may not be visible. But he and Skov both said that prediction could change.

A35JT OC-049 Tonga

a35jt''After several months of communications we have finally been issued with our licence to operate on Tonga!

We had a small surprise however when we looked at the issued callsign. It has now changed and our final assigned callsign is A35JT. Never mind!

We have also confirmed that we are not able to operate on 60m this trip. We have, however,  been granted access to 6m to conduct our EME experiments!

So after a quick rebrand of the website, QRZ and Facebook pages our identity is corrected and away we go!

The A35JT expedition team is grateful for the tremendous support it has received from the German DX Foundation & from the CDXC UK Foundation. We will be trying our hardest to make contact with your members from Tonga in September.

With the addition of Steve VK5SFA to the team (who is something of a 160m specialist) and support received from the DX associations, we will be placing some increased focus on our planned 160m operations too! ''


3Y0I Bouvetoya 2019

3y01 2Welcome Roaring Forties!

Fresh news from the Atlantic Tuna’s deck. Dom 3Z9DX, the 3YØI leader, in a brief satellite conversation with Stan SP8S shared some new details.

– We just entered the “Roaring Forties”. The vessel hits 8-10 meters tall waves and the seas are wild and bumpy. It’s gonna be a rough ride towards Bouvet – Dom 3Z9DX said. – The team is in good moods and no sea sickness so far – he added.


Read more: 3Y0I Bouvetoya 2019

V31MA - QSO milestone!

V31MA 7Congratulations to Marc at V31MA on passing his 100,000 QSO's this week.

a great achievement by a first class Operator!, well done!

His new log is updated now on Clublog for Log searching and on M0OXO OQRS for QSL Card requests.


IREF Expeditioner of the Year 2018

IREF 1STThe 2018 IOTA Expeditioner of the Year, awarded by IREF, will be presented this year at the Dayton DX dinner.


You can find tickets to the dinner here.















CN2AM Morocco

cn2am3Saif Alkhayarin (A71AM) will be in Settat, Morocco next week.

He will prepare for the CQ WW WPX Contest (SSB) 0000Z, Mar 30th to 2359Z, Mar 31st as CN2AM

If you hear Saif on the Bands next week, give him a call, he sure will appreciate it!

Qsl requests will be via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail




VE3LYC/KL7 Little Diomede Island

KL7Cezar is now QRV from NA-150 working on 10106.00 QSX up 2

This is his last update....

''17 March 2019 - 11:30 pm (UTC = local + 8 hrs)

The flight from Toronto to Seattle was uneventful. I arrived on March 16 at 9 pm, and spent the night on the airport. I had to check-in by 3 am, and will all the luggage it didn't make much sense to go to one of the airport hotels, only for a few hours of sleep. On March 17, the flight from Seattle to Anchorage departed at 6 am, and from there, to Nome, where I arrived around 11:30 am. All luggage arrived too, in apparently good condition.

There are about 4,000 people in Noam, and the little city appears buried in the snow. There is at least 50 cm of snow everywhere, but there are cars here and there on the streets road completely covered in deep snow. Temperature is around -15C. I spent most of the afternoon and evening in the company of Ramon, AL7X, wo lived here for about 55 years. I want to check with the heli company for tomorrow's flight to Diomede, but when I phoned them I only got their answering machine.

A pre-recorded message indicated that I need to be at their hangar at 1 pm. I will try to get in touch with them in the morning, in order to check on any update.''


VI17AC Australia

VI17ACVI17AC Australia

Qsl Cards have now been designed and are currently Printing at UX5UO QSL Print


http://www.ux5uoqsl.com/ .

Qsl requests can be made on this link;


9N1MM - First Log on-line

9N1MMA new log has been posted on M0OXO OQRS from Kalpana 9N1MM in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Kalpana is active mostly on data modes at the moment.



Bureau Mailing March 2019

Bureau March-19QSL cards have been posted to 87 World Bureaus - Saturday 2nd March 2019
This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles, M0URX Tim & M0SDV Jamie.
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,
The parcels are sent by Priority Business Mail to get to the Bureaus quickly.
Total amount of QSL cards dispatched: 15,763
Via M0OXO 8,374
Via M0URX 4,290
Via M0SDV 2,507
Via MD0CCE 206
Via G4IRN 257
Via G4ZIB 129
Total Weight 64,070g (gross weight includes packaging)
Total Cost £333.89 £5.21 per kg (Net weight excludes packaging)

Average postage cost 2.1p per QSL card.
If anyone wishes to make a donation to the costs of bureau shipments, you can do when you request a QSL and use the donation facility on OQRS.
**Please note that due to a period of illness and hospitalisation, not all cards requested via M0OXO in the last 4 months will have been processed. Any not sent will be in the next mailing later this Year**.#

Click here to see a breakdown of each Bureau..

Read more: Bureau Mailing March 2019

9G2DX Ghana

9G2DXThe 9G2DX team led by Dov Gavish 4Z4DX and Haim Lewy 9G5AF will be working 3 different locations in Ghana between the 9th to 20th March 2019.

Location 1
The beach near the capitol city of Accra will have operations on 160, 80, 60, 30. This operation will begin on March 9, 2019 and run for about 3 days.CW,SSB and FT8. The seaside beach QTH is ideal for low band operations.

Locations 2 & 3 (Outstanding Flora & Fauna Sites )

Location 2 9GFF-0007 Flora and Fauna Shai Hills Resource Reserve all bands and modes

Location 3 9GFF-0004 Flora and Fauna KAKUN all bands and modes

For the final days of the DXpedition, the team will return to the beach QTH near Accra for more activity on 160, 80, 60, and 30m.



5V7EI Counting down

doubleWith just 2 weeks to go til we go to Togo (5V7EI)....have a recap from last year's 7Q7EI adventure to Malawi.


Preparation 5V7EI DXpedition intro video (Tnx M0YTT)

Be sure to keep an eye on our website www.5v7ei.com for regular updates.





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