9N7EI - Nepal 2017

9N7EIThe 12 man team all from EI Land will be qrv from Nepal in the next 24 hours all being well.
 
Check out their website, meet their team of Operators and see their plans for bring signals booming out of Nepal for 10 days!
 
 
There will be regular updates when they are received from the team available on the usual outlets so stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook too.
 
 
 

9G5X Expected qrv today...

9G5X cropThe 9G5X Team should be qrv from Ghana later today.

''We have planned for three separate stations at 9G5X, all to be set up inside a single operating room within the main hotel building. Each station will be identical, with an Elecraft K3/100 transceiver and a matching Elecraft KPA-500 500W linear amplifier.

All our K3/100 radios are fitted with the latest KSYN3A synthesizers, producing cleaner synthesized signals, in turn leading to better transmitter and receiver performance and less inter-station QRM. The new KSYN3A has faster switching times to improve TX/RX switching for high speed CW, avoiding problems with keying distortion in split frequency mode and allowing proper RIT operation on receive.''

You can see more information about the upcoming Dxpeditiion by viewing the website (click here).

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

Shodo Island - AS-200

shodoShodo Island, Japan - AS-200

From Takeshi Funaki / JI3DST
Date :17 Mar 2017 07:00z - 22 Mar 2017 00:00z
Frq/Mode :80/75/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6m
SSB/CW/FM/RTTY/JT65

JA5DUR/5 (OP:Fusao "FUSA" Koike)

JI3DST/5 (OP:Takeshi "TAKE" Funaki) SSB/CW

JS6RRR/5 (OP:Takeshi "TAKE" Funaki) RTTY/JT65/FM

JA5DUR/5:VIA BIRO or QRZ.COM
JI3DST/5:VIA BURO or QRZ.COM *1
JS6RRR/5:VIA BURO or QRZ.COM *1

*1:after upload CLUB LOG

 

RT9K/9 - AS-054, AS-121, AS-104, AS-068 cancelled..

emblRT9K / 9 - expedition "Legends of the Arctic" reached Dickson and forced to stop further advancement

Snowmobile expedition "Legends of the Arctic" RT9 K / 9, was held on 7 snowmobiles along the route: Tarko-Sale - Samburg - Antipayuta - Gyda - Sop-Karga and reached Dixon.

At present, the expedition members are at a weather station on Dixon Island (AS-005), where they repair two sleighs and ice reconnaissance in the field together with the employees of the hydrometeorological service.

According to the leader of the expedition Igor Znamensky UA 9 KDF , after analyzing the real ice situation and disappointing forecasts of the Hydrometeorological Service in the area of ​​the islands planned to visit the Kara Sea, the participants decided to stop the further transition to the islands and transfer of the expedition's goals for the next year. Unfortunately, the actual thickness of sea ice, its hummocking and the presence of open water along the northeastern coast of Taimyr does not allow achieving the stated goals on snowmobile technology in this polar season.

Recall that the expedition planned to reach and activate on the air a number of islands of the Kara Sea through the IOTA program (AS-054, AS-121, AS-104, AS-068). At the same time going on such a difficult and risky journey, everyone understood that the success of the expedition would depend on the specific ice and weather conditions. Participants overcame a significant section of the route, connected at the polar station Sopochnaya Karga and reached Dixon, where they were forced to stop their further advance to the north. The Arctic once again showed its severity and unpredictability.

About the expedition, see the websites - http://yanaorgo.ru/s/02_17/index.html and http://www.qrz.com/db/RT9K/9 .
Yet there is a way back home, but for now they store the cargo for the future and, possibly, will air RT9K / 9 from Dixon Island ( AS- 005).

Let us wish the airplayers not to lose heart and hope for the successful achievement of the cherished islands in the next season.

73! Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA, President of the RRC

 

C6APY NA-054 - Update

Little Harbour CayFrom C6APY;                                                           
We've arrived in the Bahamas on 2nd March, but it'll take us a couple of days to get there, so we hope to be QRV around the 4th March - but this is very much weather dependent, as is the whole operation. We fly back to the UK at the end of the 12th March, which means we will need to de-rig on the 10th or 11th, again varying according to the weather.
 
Operation probably won't be 24/7 - we'll do as much as we can, but eating and sleeping is back on the boat, there's only three of us, and we'll probably want to go for the occasional swim as well.
 
We'll be running up to three stations simultaneously, all Elecraft K3s. We have one KPA-500 linear with us, but we need to carry all the generator fuel for the week with us, so we may not be able to run the amp all the time. We're expecting that most QSOs will be 15-40m; we'll monitor the higher HF bands as well and may venture on to 12m if propagation favours them; similarly we may throw up an 80m dipole but don't expect to do very much, if anything, there. There will definitely be CW (op M0VFC) and SSB (ops M0IDA and M1ACB); we may also do some data if time permits.
 
We should be active on some satellite passes with hand-held antennas: the FM birds will only cover parts of the USA, and not EU, so we'll attempt some FO-29 passes as well. We aren't satellite experts though, so be patient with us.
 
We will upload to Club Log and LotW regularly throughout the trip, assuming all the kit plays nicely. Watch Twitter for any other updates: @rmc47 (M0VFC), @ItinerantHam (M0IDA) and @m1acb.
 
 
 

M0OXO (PDXG) OQRS development

CaptureFor anyone interested in OQRS and how it works and is currently still being developed please have a read at the press release below and scroll to the bottom to see images of the Platform as it is developed. It is a lengthy article but any comments welcome;

Follow-up to PDXG Press Release dated: 29 August, 2016

With computers well entrenched in DXing and amateur radio in general the underappreciated QSL managers that work in the background are the recipients of thousands of e-mails (mostly all inquiring - sometimes complaining - about one or more missing QSOs), an untold number of snail mail pieces containing even more snail mail pieces, currency, IRCs, postage stamps and one or more QSL cards, even some with QSL cards for multiple DX stations or DX operators. This avalanche of paper is time consuming and labor intensive, sometimes requiring teams of volunteers to process. Add to this the hundreds of DX logs (in various formats), millions of DX contacts, donor lists, and consolidated DX club log submissions, all of which require accurate accounting and more importantly preservation.

Read more: M0OXO (PDXG) OQRS development

Tigres Island AF-108

Tigres 108Thanks to DX World for this interesting news;

An 8-man team is in full planning stage for a first time activation of Tigres Island AF-108, Angola.

This activity will take place in the first half of June 2017.

Website and full details to follow in April.

 

 

 

 

C6APY NA-054 ''ready to go''

C6APYPosted by John C6ATS on his blog;

Ok - well, we're all ready to go!  The boat is ready and all the equipment assembled.  The current plan is to leave Nassau very early on Friday morning (3rd), only a few hours after @M1ACB and @M0VFC arrive, in order to make the most of the weather.  A look below and you'll see what I mean.

Check out John's blog for further information about this weeks trip to Little Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, IOTA NA-054 as C6APY.

https://kk4oyj.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/c6apy-ready-to-go/

 

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.

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