A70X Al Safliyah Island AS-088

A70X BA reminder that the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active starting from 01-7 January 2017 from Al-Safliyah Island AS-088 on all bands as A70X.

The operators are A71AM, A71AV, A71BI, A71EM, A71GO, A75GM, A75GT, E76AA, E78AA, EI5GM, EI9FBB & MM0NDX.

IOTA AS-088 has not been activated in 20 years and less than 1% of chasers have claimed this island group since 2008.

A70X Website can be found here https://asia088.com/

Please QSL ONLY via M0OXO OQRS or  M0OXO by Direct Post Mail.

 

IOTA Annual Listings

iota-TRANSIOTA enthusiasts are reminded that the last date for mailing applications or updates to checkpoints for inclusion in the 2017 Honour Roll and other performance tables is 31 January 2017.
 
If postmarked after that date, they will be processed in the normal way but the scores will be held over to the following year's listing. It is important that participants who have not updated since the 2012 annual listings and wish to remain listed should make a submission on or before 31 January 2017.
 
G3KMA, 20 Dec 2016
 
 

 

TM1CEZ EU-157 Qrv today..

eu157 Just a reminder for today and the next few days....

Gil F4FET, Antoine F5RAB & others will be active from Cezembre Island EU-157 as between December 26-28, 2016.

They will be QRV as TM1CEZ  with 3-4 stations QRO, 80-10m; CW/SSB/RTTY.

Please QSL ONLY via M0OXO OQRS or  M0OXO by Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

9G5X - March 2017

9G5X cropWe’re pleased to announce that a team of six English operators will be travelling to Ghana in March 2017 and will operate on all modes as 9G5X using three Elecraft K3 and KPA-500 stations. We already have the 9G5X licence in hand and believe this is the first single letter suffix issued to a 9G DXpedition.

We will have two Spiderbeams up high on the hotel roof for HF, a variety of LF aerials using 18m and 12m Spiderpoles, plus two Beverage RX antennas for 160 and 80m. The operating QTH is approximately 1,000 ft a.s.l., with a clear take off to EU, NA and Asia, all set in 5 acres of sloping grounds. We will be QRV on all bands 160m to 10m and active on CW, SSB and RTTY.

The experienced operating team, which includes three of the recent C5X DXpedition crew members, is as follows:

  • Alan Ibbetson, G3XAQ
  • Steve Wilson, G3VMW
  • Fred Handscombe, G4BWP
  • Bob Henderson, 5B4AGN
  • Iain Kelly, M0PCB
  • Neil Clarke, G6MC

 

This is a fly-in, fly-out operation and is entirely self-funded. We will not be asking for donations and our aim is to activate a semi-rare country for the sheer fun of it. There is a reliable 3G Internet connection at the operating site and we hope to upload logs to Clublog at least twice every day.

9G5X will have the Clublog Leaderboard function turned ‘on’, and we encourage everyone to work us on as many bands and modes as possible. We all enjoy pile-ups and we will always work split-frequency, but endeavour to keep the pile-up spread as narrow as possible.

Our QSL Manager, Charles Wilmott, M0OXO will upload logs to LoTW on a daily basis. Charles will offer OQRS facilities for 9G5X cards, either direct or via the Bureau.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

YC9MLL OC-151 .... Jan 2017

YC9MLL 1BToday I received this information from Leo YC9MLL;

"I have also bought tickets already for Flores Island IOTA OC-151.  I will be on air there most probably on January 18-19 7 21st 2017 and then again on the 22, 24 & 25th January 2017.

I will also be qrv in July 2017 again on the same days 21-22 & 24th.

I will be running 100W mostly on 21 MHz around the IOTA calling freq. or at any clear freq. near it.  I will try to operate split for better results.  I have also 14MHz segment in Indonesia so I may also try that band and 7MHz also if I have a long bamboo pole available.  It was not previously planned to be there but it is a great surprise to be allowed to be back."

(I am mailing out a 12m Spiderbeam Pole to Leo so I hope this will be better than his 'bamboo pole'...73 de Charles)

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

A71AM, A71SS & A73A

A71AMI am pleased to welcome Saif Alkhayarin A71AM in to the M0OXO Qsl Service.

Saif is a member of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society based in Doha, Qatar and has several Callsigns including A71SS & and A73A his Contest Call.

All logs have now been loaded into the M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS system and QSL Cards will be available in the next few weeks.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

TL8AO - Cards mailed

TL8AOTL8AO

All Direct requests have been sent today along with the GDXF bulk mailing.

They should hit your mailboxes later this week (UK tomorrow).

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

IOTA Charges increase

iota-TRANSPublished on the IOTA website today;

Although increases in charges are never welcome, we have come to the conclusion that we have no alternative but to revise some of them upwards to cover increased costs that we are having to meet, following recent significant currency exchange variations in the financial markets.We are faced also with a continuing small shortfall in the Friends of IOTA Appeal funds to meet the cost of the IT project to rewrite the programme software.

This project will revolutionise the way that IOTA credits can be obtained by allowing QSO matches from your log with islanders’ logs on Club Log. This must provide huge financial savings for award chasers. The more than 50% increase in applications since the introduction of a degree of this on the existing IT system has made us confident that by taking on this major development we are meeting the wishes of a large section of the IOTA community. Finally, any newly formed company needs working capital and we have very little of this at the moment.

Participants who have been waiting for the 1000 Islands Trophy will be pleased to know that from January onwards we will be in a position to supply as we have identified a source and placed a major order. The list of charges applying from 1 January 2017 can be seen here.

G3KMA, 13 Dec 2016

 

3B9FR - 600 QSO's lost from Log

3B9FRToday I have been speaking with Robert 3B9FR. He informs me that he has had a problem with his Computer and that ALL qso's between the 17th October 2016 to the 06th December 2016 have been lost.
 
 He has no back up logs and has lost approximately 600 qso's. His last log sent to me was the 17th of October also so as he says, the QSO's are lost.
 
 Please pass this message around your friends and maybe they can try to work him again ;-)
 
 
 
 
 

Rare IOTA, '...in early 2017'

Breakiung NewsGreat news from DX World is keeping us guessing ;-)

''DX-World has learned that a major IOTA DXpedition to a brand new island group is being planned for mid-2017. Up to six operators will stage this activity with 3-4 days on air from the island.

The group has been listed in every past and current edition of the IOTA Directory but never before activated….Stay tuned for more details in early 2017''

.....I am hoping I need it ;-)

 

 

A70X - Team & Logo

A70X LogoThe Group activating the rare IOTA in A7 have now added their new Logo and Team Members to their website.

Team is: A71AM, A71AV, A71BI, A71EM, A71GO, A75GM, A75GT, E76AA, E78AA, EI5GM, EI9FBB & MM0NDX.

Logsearch & QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Bureau Mailing

Bureau AugustQSL cards have been posted to 80 World Bureaus today. Saturday 3rd December 2016.

This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles and M0URX Tim.


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 

Total amount of QSL cards 21,668
Via M0URX   7,908
Via M0OXO 13,760


Total Weight in g 
79,665

Total Cost £345.25 / per kg £4.33
Average postage cost  1.6p per QSL card.

If anyone wishes to make a donation to the costs of bureau (almost Direct Service) shipments, you can do when you request a QSL and use the donation facility on OQRS or use PayPal address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Thank you!

Read more: World Bureau Mailing

3B9HA AF-017

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

From Olof ''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.''

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

Rwanda - 9XB954

9XB954During February and March 2017 (dates to be announced) Harald DF2WO (XT2AW, D44TWO) will visit Rwanda.

He will operate from Kigali and has been issued with the unusual callsign 9XB954. (This callsign has been validated by ARRL).

Enquiries to his QSL Manager, Charles M0OXO.

More information will follow when appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

3D3FY OC-016

K800 3D3FYChris VK3FY will be qrv from Fiji OC-019 later this year.

He will be active 'holiday style' as 3D3FY (tbc) between the 6th and the 14th of December 2016 on 80 through 10M Bands using SSB and CW modes.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

A70X AS-088

A70X from airThe following update from Juma A71EM via DX World;

“Very glad to announce that Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active starting from 01-7 January 2017 from Al-Safliyah Island AS-088 on all bands as A70X using SSB, Digi and CW.

QSL Manager for this event is M0OXO.

The official website will be live soon as it’s not yet ready but we will keep you updated from time to time.”

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

XT2AGI on LOTW

XT2AGIXT2AGI Logs now uploaded to LOTW & Direct QSL requests sent.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM1CEZ EU-157

eu157 Gil F4FET, Antoine F5RAB & others will be active from Cezembre Island EU-157 as between December 26-28, 2016.

They will be QRV as TM1CEZ  with 3-4 stations, 80-10m; CW/SSB/RTTY.

Please QSL ONLY via M0OXO OQRS or  M0OXO by Direct Post Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

V31MA 80M for EU

V31MAMarc, V31MA will try to be active during the next few weeks from Belize.

Everyday from 05:00-5:30 utc on +/-3510.0 Marc will be specifically looking for EU. Noise level on his side is very low and Marc hopes many 100watt EU stations will find there way into his log.

Please keep your eye on the DX Heat DX Cluster, M0OXO Blob, Facebook & Twitter for additional updates.

Please QSL ONLY via M0OXO OQRS or  M0OXO by Direct Post Mail.

 

 

XU7MDC - Cambodia 2016

K800 Final Team

Lee Hai from Cambodia!

As a wonderful and unforgettable adventure, from the coast of Cambodia, the final act is upon us. Today, in early afternoon , local time ,the team are gathering to begin the take down of the antennas. At this moment as we are writing this post, we decided to leave working only a vertical antennas for RTTY on 30 meters and 20 meters, the spiderbeam, five bands,and the 40 meters vertical, for the only SSB station remaining, and the Quad and vertical 80 meters for the guys of CW.

In any case all the antennas will be put down tomorrow at the local Sunrise. We’ll leave our QTH in Ream- Shinahoukville District in late morning to reach ,after a long way by bus the Phon Phen Airport and starting our come back route to Milano where we’ll arrive at 7 AM of Tuesday. We reached a target of 35.000 Qsos , with proudly a number of 6500 Qsos on RTTY mode. Thanks one again to the dxers of all over the world for calling and calling us in any band/mode. And thanks for your incredible support!!! The great big international family of the Mediterraneo Dx Club will come back on air with our unvualable members of the team .

So thinking about our next one, as well we are thinking about the next one!

Lee Hai from Cambodia!!!

73 de Antonio, IZ8CCW Team Leader, Gabriele, I2VGW Co-Leader ....And ALL THE ENTIRE FANTASTIC INTERNATIONAL TEAM !

 

More bureau wasteage

K800 20161112 151659A large amount of Qsl Cards received via the RSGB Bureau have been sorted ready for processing.

The photo's show approx 3000 bureau cards that have been sorted into Callsign order ready to be processed through the logs.

The most disturbing thing is that ALL the Qsl Cards you seen in the image to the left have all been received via the Bureau but QRZ.Com clearly states ''Your QSL Cards are NOT required - Please DO NOT send them via the Bureau''.

This cards have taken 8 hours to sort by me alone after already being sorted by the RSGB Bureau Staff. They have to be packaged, mailed and postage paid for before they arrive at my door.

This is simply 'Indiscriminate QSL'ing' by YOU, the user.

 

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