VK5MAV/6 OC-243 confirmed..

BS front-sampleArriving in the mail yesterday was this card from Andrey VK5MAV/6.

This activation took place back in February from the rare Breaksea Island (IOTA OC-243) which is located in King George Sound in the Great Southern region of Western Australia is 12 kilometres south-east of Albany.

Thanks to Andrey and Craig VK5CE for the new one !

 

 

 

 

 

A25UK - Botswana 2016

 

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A team consisting G0VJG, G4FAL, M0TGV, G4DLD and GM0WED will be active from the Tuli Block, Botswana as A25UK between April 13-18, 2016.

QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY using beams, verticals and 4SQ. Click here or the Logo to visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter @A25UK

Logs uploaded daily to Club Log. QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Please DO NOT send your Qsl Cards via the Bureau - They are NOT required

 

S79C Team activities...

S79CToday DX World reported that almost 80k QSOs have been done by the FT4JA Team on Juan De Nova.

FT4JA also includes members from the recent S79C operation to AF-119 & the forthcoming activation of AS-202NEW.

S79C team members have been active from ZL9A, TX7EU, FT4JA and soon A91HI.

S79C team have new plans for later this year.

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A91HI AS-202NEW

K1024 A91 High resIn just 3 weeks from now, the A91HI DXpedition team will assemble in Al Dar, Bahrain to prepare for their departure to Hawar Island AS-202 NEW. Since our last update, the team have been rather busy. All equipment has been shipped and has already arrived safely in Bahrain. Everything is good to go with all necessary clearances, permits and licenses now in hand.

Please give a big welcome to Charles M0OXO as our QSL manager. As we will now have internet on the island, Charles plans to upload each day to Club Log. This will help to minimise any dupes.

We will be QRV with up to 5 stations at any one time. A comprehensive range of VDAs, verticals and SP7IDX technology Hexbeam antennas will be used to ensure good signals into all geographical areas of the world. We aim to work as many unique stations as possible to give out this brand new IOTA, therefore we will only operate from 40m through 10m; CW, SSB and Digital.

New photos have been added to our website which is being updated regularly. Please consider making a small donation to help offset the team’s growing expenses and remember, we are still offering a ‘Free QSL’ to those who donate a minimum of €5.00. http://a91hi.com/support/ We will be delighted to add your callsign to this page. A big thank you to those groups and individuals who have already contributed.

To make your QSO happen, we will now be QRV for one extra day – expect 1st signals from 18:00 UTC 27th April to 1st May 2016.

You can follow our progress on Twitter https://twitter.com/A9_IOTA especially while we are en-route to the island where tips, news, plans and photos will continue. See http://a91hi.com/news/ for further updates.

See you soon from Hawar Island AS-202 NEW.

Vy 73 de A91HI Team

 

 

XT2AW LOTW

K800 XT2AWThis morning I have finally concluded the XT2AW transfers from paper logs to Computer Logs.

9872 'new' Qso's have now been transferred to LOTW and Clublog. If you see any problems, particularly with 'times' then please drop me a line.

Thanks to Rob G4LMW for his invaluable help with his Excel to ADIF converter.

 

 

 

 

CE0X

ce0x-e1458136463287RA9USU has announced he will be joining Felipe for this rare actiavtion which means both CW and SSB will be operated.

Although still waiting to obtain the official Chilean licence and authorization to land on San Felix, Felipe CE5WQO has announced he intends to be active from this rare DXCC entity (#12 most wanted on Club Log) sometime between July and September 2016 for up to 3 weeks. Dates will be confirmed by the Chilean Maritime Authority. A full press release will be issued in due course.

Tnx DXW

 

 

GD0A/GD4SKA QRV EU-116

isle of manJohn GW4SKA is now qrv from the Isle Of Man (IOTA EU-116).

He is active as GD4SKA until March 23rd 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 is also operating in the BARTG HF RTTY Contest as GD0A on March 19 and 20.

Logs are being uploaded to Clublog daily and traditional Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

 

 

RC3A (RRC) Tour 2016

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On February 29, from Novy Urengoy (Yamal), the Arctic expedition “The Great Northern Way” 2016 started. The historical and geographical forwarding project devoted to the 400th anniversary of the Northern Sea Route is carried out within the comprehensive research program “Riddles of the Russian Arctic”.

Participants of expedition by 2 all-terrain vehicles will pass a route about 10.000 km long on ice of the Siberian rivers, open spaces of the Arctic tundra, and drifting ices of the Arctic seas of Russia: the Ob River – the Yenisei River – Norilsk – Taimyr Peninsula – the settlement of Khatanga – the mouth of the Lena River – Tiksi – Chokurdah – Cherskiy – Pevek – Cape Schmidt – Welen – (Anadyr – Magadan). Change of a route depending on local conditions is possible. It is possible to watch the course of expedition here.

The head of expedition is the President of Expedition Center “Arctic” of the Russian Geographical Society, the Honoured Master of Sports, the honourable polar explorer of Russia, Vladimir Chukov (R3CA).

Callsigns: R3CA/8 (Yamal), R3CA/9 (Taimyr) and R3CA/0 (Yakutia, Chukotka). The main frequency ranges – 7 and 14 MHz SSB (usually around frequency 14120 and 14260 kHz during work from islands +- QRM). Using ICOM IC-7000 transceiver with AH-2b antenna. On parking vehicles wire Inverted-V antennas will be deployed.

Short activation (about one day each) several Arctic islands along the coast of Taimyr, Yakutia and Chukotka is planned:

AS-005 (Dikson Island), AS-152 (Bol’shoy Begichev Island), AS-163 (Makar Island), AS-029 (Bol’shoy Lyakhovsky Island), AS-164 (Nemkov Island), AS-070 (Gusmp Island), AS-038 (Ayon Island), AS-065 (Kolyuchin Island) and others depending on ice situation. The radio operator on a route is Valery Nesterov RA9J. In Tiksi, Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA plans to join the expedition.

QSL cards of R3CA/8/9/0 direct via UA9OBA after the expedition will be dispatched. Also QSL’s of 1995-2011 for R3CA/1/9/0, CE8/9/R3CA, KC4/R3CA/ANT are available.

Keep an eye here for further updates.

73! Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA,
President of Russian Robinson Club

 

K5P OC-085 QSl Card arrived

K1024 img112K5P QSL Card arrived in the mail this week.

Qso's for this rare entity (Palmyra & Jarvis Islands) were uploaded to LOTW very fast so the paper card really only required for the IOTA collection.

None the less very efficient and fast Qsl'in, thanks to the team.

 

 

 

 

 

Baker Island plans announced

Baker Island CoastlineHrane, YT1AD as leader and Paul N6PSE, Dave K3LP and Aleksey UA4HOX as Co-leaders, plan a large-scale DXpedition to Baker Island, part of the Baker & Howland Island, DXCC prefix KH1.

The IOTA reference for Baker & Howland Islands is OC-089. WAZ zone is 31. Lat: 0.505365 N; Lon: -176.572266 W

The expedition is planned for September/October 2017. Landing on the island requires a special permit USFW service. Permit coming soon. 

 The team will be composed of members from WWDX, Intrepid DXers and other interested amateurs.

More information coming in May 2016. [tnx DXW]

 

 

HS3NBR/P AS-145

AS-145QSL Card received yesterday from HS3NBR for AS-145.

The card was for the Maeo Island Dxpedition IOTA AS-145 activated by HS3NBR back in August 2015.

Thanks Teerwat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

JA0RQV/6Y5 Callsign change

JA0RQVMasa JA0JQV is now qrv from Jamaica as JA0RQV/6Y5 until the 17th April.

This is a re-scheduled trip having been postponed back in December last year and his Callsign has now changed to JA0RQV/6Y5 as it is on his Licence.

He will be on a business trip and his primary location will be a Hotel in the Capital Kingston.Masa2

 

 

 

 

 

Qsl is via M0OXO Direct or OQRS

Bureau Cards are NOT required so please use OQRS for ALL bureau requests and do NOT send them via the bureau as they will NOT be received.

 

HS7AT/7 AS-125

HS7AT7QSL Card received yesterday from E21IJZ for AS-125.

The card was for the Chang island Dxpedition IOTA AS-125 activated by HS7AT/7 back in July 2014.

Several requests were sent before I finally secured this confirmation.

Thanks Tony E21IZC.

 

 

 

 

 

S79C AF-119 mailing cards this week..

s79bbbThe S79C AF-119 QSL Cards were received from the Printer yesterday. Cards were printed today and I expect to mail them early this week.

Please report receipt of the cards to the usual news bullitens please.

Further enquiries, logging or qsl card errors please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks.....Charles

 

 

 

C6ATS - IOTA NA-219

Cay SalJohn C6ATS will make an attempt to activate Anguilla Keys and/or Cay Sal) NA-219 (part of the Cay Sal Bank Group) at some point late next week. It will be 3 days en route to the Islands.
 
Waters are very shallow and as well has being pretty hazardous to get to, the area is pretty lawless and dangerous. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598566/Charred-corpses-three-men-one-woman-Anguilla-Cay-burned-tires-set-alight-bodies.html
 
John will have no internet access as he nears this location but I will advise you as much as I can during next week of how his progress is going and on which date(s) we expect him to be qrv if the landing is at all possible.
 
Please keep watching this blog for updates or Twitter @charlesm0oxo
 
**24th Feb UPDATE
C6ATS QRT. Log rx from John - Qsl Cards now being issued
 
**21st Feb UPDATE**
John has been qrv as C6ATS from NA-219 this evening on 21325MHZ
 
Qsl Cards available now at M0OXO OQRS or via Direct Post Mail

Read more: C6ATS - IOTA NA-219

VE7ACN/7 NA-091 confirmed

K800 img087This paper confirmation arrived yesterday.

Mike VE7ACN/7 was qrv from Bowen Island, IOTA NA-091 back in January and again a very fast dispatch of cards via Clublog OQRS.

Thanks Mike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

YB9Y - OC-276 confirmed

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Thanks to several of our YB friends for helping to get this card confirmed.

YB9Y was active from Bras in the Mapia Islands Group (IOTA OC-276) back in 2013. I have tried several times to secure this confirmation and with mail theft and/or undelivered it was proving a lost cause.

Anyway I am pleased to say the card arrived today with many thanks to all those who assisted especially Pri YB0ECT!

 

 

 

6Y5/JA0RQV - NA-097 Jamaica

JA0RQVMasa JA0JQV will be qrv from Jamaica as 6Y5/JA0RQV from the 18th February 2016 for 2 months.

This is a re-scheduled trip having been postponed back in December last year.

He will be on a business trip and his primary location will be a Hotel in the Capital Kingston.

 

Qsl is via M0OXO Direct or OQRS.

Bureau Cards are NOT required so please use OQRS for ALL bureau requests and do NOT send them via the bureau as they will NOT be received.

 

 

YW5Z SA-059 confirmed

K800 img083YW5Z Qsl Card landed this morning.

Las Testigos IOTA SA-059 was activated back in August 2015 by a large team of the Caracas DX Group from Venezuela, celebrating Venezuelan Navy Day.

Thanks Uli, DM4TI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PX8K SA-042 confirmed

K1024 img082Latest IOTA card to appear through the door this week was from PX8K.

PX8K activated Caviana Island, Brazil, IOTA SA-042 in July 2015 as part of the IOTA Contest.

Qsl applied for via Clublog OQRS and took 6 months to arrive.

Thanks !

 

 

 

 

S79C AF-119 - Video released

S79C VIDEORon PA3EWP has just released this video of the recent trip to Coetivy Island, Seychelles IOTA AF-119.

The video gives a great overview of the whole operation to this new IOTA and rare Island off the Coast of the Seytchelles.

Please click here or the image to view the Video.

 

 

 

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