RI0B Arctic Legends Tour 2018

sibiHi pals!

Many of you can rememer the RI0B callsign sounding back in 2001 from Ushakova Island. Our team has decided to give this callsign a second breath. Moreover, one of our current team members (Andy Moiseev UA0BA) was the member of the old “Lost Islands” expedition too.

 

And so after his suggestion and blessing we’ve taken the same callsign RI0B for our new expedition again.
Our new expedition 'Arctic legends 2018' will take place in September this year.

 

 

 

The route is as follows:
Dudinka - Dickson – Firnley Islands (AS- 054), Tyrtova Island (AS-121 ) – Nansena Island ( AS- 104 ),
Skott-Gansena Island ( AS - 068 ), Arkticheskogo Instituta Islands( AS- 087 ) - Sibiryakova Island, ( AS- 005 ) - Dudinka

 Team:
The crew of "Bristol" vessel under the leadership of Captain A.V. Patyukov

Igor Znamensky UA9KDF
Victor KuzYAKIN RW0BG
Andy Moiseev UA0BA
Andy Korobeynikov UA9LDD
Mike Kutyumov UA1QV
Igor Kuznetsov – camera man, designer and painter
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Two sets of equipment: TS-590 , Expert 1,3K - FA , microham CW keyer , computer, antennas DXer 206, Inv-v 30-40 ( CW-SSB 40-10 м )
One DIGI set: IC-706MK2G, microham DIGI KEYER 2 , TNS pator Dragon 7400, iMac , SteppIR BigIR DX ( FT-8, PSK-63, CW 40-10 м )
Band filters - 3 pcs
Yamaha generators EF 2800I - 2 pcs
"Bristol" vessel – 1 pcs

Financial support : https://www.paypal.me/RT9K

 

IOTA Shop now on-line

directoryThe IOTA Shop is now on-line and can be found on the IOTA Website.

''This 18th edition contains the complete listing of IOTA islands as well as everything you need to know to participate in IOTA. Included in the colour section are fascinating reports on several rare IOTA operations from Ashmore Reef, an Australian external territory in a highly sensitive area of the Timor Sea, Bhola Island and St Martin’s Island, two Bangladeshi islands in different IOTA groups, Pukapuka Atoll in the North Cooks,  Busuanga Island in the Philippines and Mokil Island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The rules have seen a major and once only restructuring to make them easier to follow. The list of Most Wanted IOTAs has been recast to show the listing in three ways: based on contacts credited all-time, credited to those who updated in the last 10 years and to those who did so in the last 5 years. Regular features such as the Honour Roll and other performance listings, award winners and advice on making a first application are also included. This Directory will probably be the last paper edition to be printed.”

Edited by Roger Balister, G3KMA and Steve Telenius-Lowe, PJ4DX, published by Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd in 2018, 128 pages.

Enquire about price for quantity.''

https://www.iota-world.org/iota-shop.html

 

Friedrichshafen 01-03 June 2018 MDXC

MDXC 213 newFor those of you attending Ham Radio Event in Messe Friedrichshafen next week, don't forget to call in at the Mediterranean DX Club (MDXC) Booth where you will be welcomed by the team on site.

There will be beer, Wine, 'New Gadgets' and some Special Sausage available on the stand plus a wide range of MDXC bits and bobs.

There will be also be the facility to make yourself a member of MDXC and all of the benefits that go with it. You will also be able to meet Team Members from the upcoming Z23MD Dxpedition to Zimbabwe.

Lets see you there, have fun and safe travels to all de MDXC !

More information can be found on this website;
http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/ham-en/

''HAM RADIO serves as a platform where radio enthusiasts can get together and exchange information and experience. As one of the largest amateur radio exhibitions in the world, alongside the Hamvention Dayton/Ohio, USA and the Ham Fair in Tokyo/Japan, HAM RADIO attracts exhibitors and visitors from more than 32 countries all round the world to Friedrichshafen. A special feature of HAM is the combination of commercial exhibitors, worldwide networked associations and Europe’s largest radio flea market with some 280 participants from 16 countries.

Our ideal partner is DARC (German Amateur Radio Club). DARC e. V. represents the interests of radio amateurs in Germany, in particular backing their 38,000 members in dealings with associations, organizations, authorities and ministries – also beyond the national borders.''

EIDXG Irish islands Tour 2018

Irish islands Tour LogoBeginning June 1st 2018, the EIDX Group will activate ALL Irish IOTA Groups. 
Using the 'Echo Juliet' prefix, EJ0DXG will be QRV from IOTA EU-006, EU-007, EU-103 and EU-121 this summer.
 
Starting off with 'Little Saltee Island' EU-103 on June 15/16/17/18th....the groups will be QRV on HF and 6m bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. 
 
Please follow their Facebook page for information/dates for all other activations....https://www.facebook.com/groups/185038478993063/
 
Supported by dxwanted.net a beautiful plaque will be available for whoever works them on 4 different IOTA Groups. So, as a 'Bonus' or 'Joker' station, EI0DXG will also be QRV from Mainland Ireland (EU-115) throughout and until September 30th 2018.
 
As with all EIDXG activities, please QSL via M0OXO.
 
vy 73 de Dave EI9FBB

7Q7EI Cards mailed...

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Qsl Cards for the 7Q7EI Trip to Malawi all completed.

They were all mailed this morning as expected so hope you receive them pretty soon.

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

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Z23MD - Zimbabwe

z23mdNew Adventure from the MDXC.

For 2018 the MDXC team will be engaged in ZIMBABWE, with call Z23MD. As always, we will be active with 5 stations ( 2xSSB – 2xCW-1xRTTY)

http://www.mdxc.org/z23md/

 

Please check out our new Facebook Page for our planned operation in Zimbabwe

https://www.facebook.com/Z23MD/

 

 

 

 

NASA Solar Probe

SPACESUNLaunching this summer, our Parker #SolarProbe will swoop within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it.

Learn more about this and another mission that will explore the inner workings of our nearest star: https://go.nasa.gov/2k2GVNZ.

 

 

 

 

 

YJ0AG QSL Preview

YJ0AG 1Qsl Cards are now printing for the recent trip to Vanuatu by Grant VK5GR.

A double (Folded) Qsl card will be available for all Direct requests and a two sided (single) Card will be for all bureau requests.

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

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Sunspots vanishing faster than expected

no spotsSunspots are becoming scarce.

Very scarce. So far in 2018 the sun has been blank almost 60% of the time, with whole weeks going by without sunspots. Today's sun, shown here in an image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, is typical of the featureless solar disk:

The fact that sunspots are vanishing comes as no surprise. Forecasters have been saying for years that this would happen as the current solar cycle ("solar cycle 24") comes to an end.

The surprise is how fast!

See Spaceweather.com for the full report;

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=05&year=2018

 

 

DF2WO African Dates...

9X2AW 2Just a reminder that Harald DF2WO will be qrv again later this year from his regular African haunts using CW, SSB, FT8 and also RTTY on the HF Bands (with 6m) from the following places;

9X2AW Rwanda - He will operate again from Kigali but this time using a Spiderbeam antenna between the 5th and 24th June 2018.

XT2AW Burkina Faso - Harald will operate from Ouagadougou on HF using various antennas in November 2018 (dates TBC) and on this trip he will make a focused attempt on the 160M Band.

Questions and information requests to M0OXO please, do not trouble Harald directly with information and sked requests.;-)

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

 

GB4FOC

gb4foc-englandJohn Muzyka, G4RCG will be active as GB4FOC from Wakefield, England, for 80 year anniversary of FOC Club.He will operate on HF Bands.

 https://www.qrz.com/db/GB4FOC

QSL via G3SWH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IREF

IREF FLYER

Island Radio Dxpedition Foundation

IREF needs your Support !

https://irefradio.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H44R (OC-168) & H40D (OC-179)

h44Cezar VE3LYC is currently qrv from OC-168. An operation from Russell Islands (OC-168, Solomon Islands DXCC) was added to the one already planned from Duff Islands (OC-179, Temotu DXCC).
 
Russell Islands were last operated from in Feb 2001 or 17 years ago, and this IOTA group is in demand by about 94% of IOTA chasers. This addition extends the duration of the original project by a week and adds new logistical challenges
 
Unlike Duff, Russell islands are pretty flat, so no steep hills to obstruct various propagation paths. However, we don’t expect AC power there. These islands have been a plantation for about a century.
 
A labour dispute between the largest employer in the country and the respective union led to a strike in 2002. Declared illegal by the Solomon Islands High Court, the dispute hasn’t been settled to date. As such, work has never re-started, but many former employees from outside Russell set in. Given this complex socio-economical situation and the relatively short distance of the islands from Honiara, Bernhard will go on a short scouting trip to identify a suitable location for our planned activity at the end of April, as well as the possibility of resourcing locally items such power generator, batteries, etc.

YJ0AG OC-035 qrv

YJ0AGGrant Willis VK5GR is now QRV from Vanuatu as YJ0AG.

First logs have been received and posted on Clublog and also M0OXO OQRS for QSL Card requests.

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

Check out Grant's website for more up to date information and foto's from his location in Efate, Vanuatu (IOTA OC-035)

http://vk5gr-iota.net/

 

 

 

7Q7EI QSL Cards

Qsl Cards for the 7Q7EI trip to Malawi are now designed and are already awaiting printing at UX5UO QSL Print in the Ukraine. I expect delivery in 2 to 3 weeks.

Cards requested Direct will have a nice 4 sided folding card and to accompany the Direct requests there will be a 7Q7EI Logo Sticker in the envelope, our small way of saying thank you.

Bureau requested cards will be two sided cards as normal.

So when cards are received, please check your envelopes carefully!

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

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Andre Silva - PY2MTV SK

PY2MTVI was saddened to learn this week of the passing of Andre Silva PY2MTV/PX2C.

My thoughts are with his his wife Milene and his his Family in Guarujá, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

73 Andre RIP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postal Addresses in OQRS Direct

postPlease take a little more care when you request Direct Qsl card via M0OXO OQRS.

If you do not fill the PayPal Address in correctly then your envelope will NOT arrive at your address. This is your responsibility and if no correct address is given, the envelopes will be returned here having not been delivered by your Postal Courier.

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

 

 

 

 

9X2AW 2018

9X2AWDF2WO, Harald, will wrap up his XT2AW operation on April 15th as he heads back home.

Next, he will go to Kigali where he will be QRV as 9X2AW at the end  of June. Harald will be running 100 watts into a Hexbeam on the high bands and a vertical on 60, 40 and 30 Meters.

He may also be back as D44TWO from Praia Baixa, Santiago (AF-005) in October.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail

 

 

 

IOTA 1000 Island Trophies mailed..

K1600 20180409 1545251000 Island Trophies will be mailed tomorrow to 7 of those lucky few who recently attained that level and claimed their Award.

Please drop me a line when you receive them.

https://iota-world.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V3A QRV from Belize

V3AV3A will be qrv in WPX CW in the Multi Single Low Power category.

There will also be planned activity by V3A in WPX CW, ÇQWW SSB and CW later in the year.

 
V3A Qsl is via M0OXO OQRS.
 
 
 
 
 
 

5B/LA7THA Cyprus

cyprus-sand-beach-820x480A full and final log is now online from Rune's recent trip to Cyprus.

Qsl cards can be requested here;

 

 

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