Archive - September 2016

3B9HA AF-017 etc etc


I 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


The 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.

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!






XT2AW/XT2AFT EME activity


From 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!



John 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 , 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.




I 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 !


The 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 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