Expired IRC's?

wsdPlease DO NOT THROW away your old and/or expired IRC's

I will happily take the old ones off your hands as I can use them to fund Qsl Bureau Mailing costs for Dxpedition Teams I manage.

If you have any Old/Expired Blue (or even the old Yellow) IRC's please drop me a line and I'll be happy to receive them from you. I can add your Name and Callsign to my website with a thanks for helping out the Dxpedition teams!

Thanks in advance!

 

KL7RRC NA-158

K800 img035Yuri Sushkin, N7QQ was active from Kalgin island Around between 8-11th, 2016

Kalgin reference number for the IOTA programme is IOTA NA-158.

Learn more about Russian Robinson Club, RRC's 20th anniversary video

 

Thanks to N7RO for the Qsl Card confirmation 73

 

 

 

B4R AS-135 QSL Card

K800 img034The B4R QSL Cards arrived today via Manager BA4WR.

The Team from the Jiangsu DX Club in Nangjin China activated QinShan Island IOTA AS-135 during the IOTA Contest in July 2016.

Thanks to the Team for the new one and to the Manager Li for the beautiful card!

 

 

 

 

Five Years Viewing the Sun by SDO/NASA

sUNSPOT WATCHThis video features stunning clips of the Sun, captured by SDO from each of the five years since SDO’s deployment in 2010.

In this movie, watch giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the Sun's surface.

Click here or the image to view Video on You Tube.

 

 

VE3KTB/VY0 NA-043 confirmed

K800 img032Qsl card arrived today from reg VE7IG (thanks!) for the rare IOTA NA-043.
 
Pierre, VE3KTB was active as VE3KTB/VY0 from the McGill Arctic Research Station on Axel Heiberg Island (IOTA NA-043) back in July 2016.

 

Thanks for the new and very rare IOTA Pierre!

 

 

 

 

3B9HA AF-017 etc etc

rodrigues-island-beachI have just added several new Logs to the M0OXO OQRS. These Logs are for the Callsigns;

3B8HA AF-049, 3B8MU AF-049, G0CKV, M5E, SM5CKV EU-177, ZD8M AF-003 & 3B9HA AF-017.

From 3B9HA Qrz.Com page ;

''G0CKV will again be QRV from Rodrigues as 3B9HA November 24 - December 12, 2016 in particular during the CQWW CW Contest but also focusing on the low bands outside the contest.

All QSL via Charles M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Please DO NOT send your cards via the bureau. There was a time when I loved to receive all those cards but there is now not enough time left in my life to collect them. Please use OQRS to request bureau cards.

Apologies for delays in responding to QSL requests. As from October 2016 Charles has kindly offered to help me and the backlog will soon be sorted.''


Kamchatka Award

UE23RTRCThe Kamchatka Award Plaque arrived yesterday.

This plaque is dedicated to the Dxpedition of UE23RRC team to the rare and hard to reach Kambalnyy Island AS-142. www.as142.org

I have had a few Plaques now from Most Wanted DX. The Plaques are excellent, they are delivered within days and the communication between Ken RW3DD is first class.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone!

 

 

 

 

 

MS0INT – IOTA EU-123

eu123-696x424Col, MM0NDX and George, EA2TA (MM0IBO) will be active from Bute Island EU-123 as MS0INT between November 18-20, 2016. QRV on 40-10m, SSB/Digi.

(Note: MS0INT callsign is affiliated to Invoker Team)

M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

XT2AW/XT2AFT EME activity

xt2aw2From Harald DF2WO;

XT2AW is qrv from 13:10:16 to 20:11:16.
Equipamente: TS 430S (a gift from Angelo D44BS), Hex Beam, Dipole 40Meter as usual. I will work in the Digi-modes and in
slow CW
But this time I'm not alone!
In the first 14 days, we will work in pairs XT2AFT Herman makes EME on 2 meter, 0.7 meter, 23cm and 13cm
XT2AW is allowed to use the equipment and antennas of Herman some time.

This will been a big party.
Even if the conditions are not so good, we are will the maximum work.

Good luck Harald!

MS0UKI EU-108 Cards mailed...

MS0UKIMS0UKI cards were all mailed this morning Thursday 22nd September 2016.

Thank you,

73

MS0UKI ob 2

 

ZS9V AF-064 Cards mailing tomorrow

ZS9V-2

ZS9V ob

 Qsl via Clublog OQRS or M0OXO Direct Mail

Qsl Cards mailed Friday 16th September 2016 73 !!

 

GD0A/GD4SKA EU-116 RTTY

GD4SKAJohn GW4SKA is currently qrv from the Isle Of Man (IOTA EU-116).

He is active as GD4SKA  with plans to be mainly QRV 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 also plans to operate in the BARTG HF RTTY Contest as GD0A.

Logs will be on Clublog asap and traditional Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

VY0ERC NA-008 new dates..

VY0ERC 2VY0ERC , Eureka Amateur Radio Club will be active next Month in October.

Operators Alex VE1RUS and Pierre VE3KTB will be qrv at Ellesmere Island, Nunavut IOTA NA-008 between 25th October & 14th November (exact dates to be confirmed). 

They will have a tS-480, 100 watts, to an R5 vertical for 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 and wires for 40.  Most of the operation will be on 20 with "hopefully some activity on 40, 17 and 15."  They will be on SSB and digital modes. They will operate as and when work permits and "should be on for the CQWW."

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

YC9MLL OC-151

YC9MLL 1BI heard from Leo DW1OXL yesterday. Leo has been back in the Philippines now for the last couple of years due to work.

More interesting is that he has his other licence renewed YC9MLL and he says he will be returning to Flores Island OC-151 for a period sometime in 2017 although at this stage no dates have been fixed.

I am not sure how many of the keen IOTA chasers still need OC-151 but I am sure
that some of you will.

OC-151 is on the Most Wanted list claimed by only 27.3% of chasers.

 

M0OXO 'new' OQRS !

OQRSThe new M0OXO OQRS system provided by the PDXG is almost ready. I have loaded around 340 Logs onto the system and i expect to go 'live' sometime on Sunday 11th September.

The links to the OQRS which are on both QRZ.com and my website are exactly the same as for the old OQRS.

Whilst I don't anticipate any problems with the changeover,  please drop me an email if you do experience any issues of concern.

Thanks for your continued support

73 de Charles

 

 

 

MS0UKI Qsl preview

MS0UKIMS0UKI cards are now at the Print Shop and I expect them in around two weeks time.

Thank you,

73

MS0UKI ob 2

 

MS0UKI - Isle Of Lunga EU-108

MS0UKI LogoThe MS0UKI Team (EI5GM, EI6FR, EI9FBB, G0VJG, MM0LID & MM0NDX) are delighted to announce their upcoming adventure to Lunga island, the largest of the Treshnish Isles EU-108, is now underway!

The team will arrive on the island this evening around 1700 UTC September 3rd, and will remain on the Island until the 7th subject to weather / sea conditions. They will have four stations QRV on 40m through 6m. More info on their website.

Note: With the activation of EU-085 earlier this year, and according to Annex H part 2 of the 2016 IOTA Directory, the Treshnish Isles EU-108 is now the second most wanted island group in Europe behind Rockall EU-189.

https://eu108.wordpress.com/


QSL is via Clublog OQRS or M0OXO Direct Mail.

 

 

 

ZS9V AF-064 Video

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ZS9V AF-064 Video

The team that activated AF-064 recently on Robben Island have compiled this short video.

Click the image to the left to view the video on You Tube.

Thanks Jan Van der Vyver.

 

 

 

 

 

ZS9V AF-064 QSL Preview

ZS9V-2

 

ZS9V ob

 Qsl via Clublog OQRS or M0OXO Direct Mail

 

VY0ERC NA-008 & BG5UDN AS-138

K800 VY0ERC 2016.jpgQSL Cards for both these activities have arrived from the Printer today and will be mailed tomorrow.

 bg5

         QSL is via Clublog OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Friends Of IOTA - Update

friends of iotaThe 'Friends Of IOTA' appeal, launched to help fund the introduction into IOTA of paperless QSLing (IOTA News 20 June 2016 and update 11 July 2016) has so far brought in GBP £11,266. This amounts to approximately 45% of our initial target of GBP £25,000. We are hugely grateful to the 86 contributors in 22 countries who so far have contributed.

The fact remains that until we reach our target we will need to call on a commercial loan. We believe that the IOTA Community is more than ready to help us to make this unnecessary and build a position financially where we can promote IOTA in ways that we have not previously been able to fund. We are still a long way short, so we invite IOTA enthusiasts to join our Happy Band of Friends of IOTA. You can make a payment through PayPal either to "Islands on the Air (IOTA)" or to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but make sure to add in the comments field "Friends of IOTA" and your callsign to identify you.

The full appeal details here include an updated list of those who have reached the various levels of support.

 

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