Archive - May 2017

Baiyah Island AF-111P

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Time on the island will be limited and definitely weather dependent. We are under no illusion this activity could be tricky. One only has to look at the Media Gallery on our website to see the island is not very inviting. Nonetheless, we carefully chose early November (dry season) to attempt an activation of AF-111.

We have requested the special callsign 5L3BI and are hopeful the Liberian Telecoms Authority will approve and issue this to us soon.

Tentatively, dates of activity will be around November 1-4, 2017. This may change slightly but we will update in due course regarding that.

Even at this early stage, demand to work AF-111 will be huge and we kindly ask you work us only once to give all IOTA chasers a fair chance of getting in the log.

Costs are ever growing and we do seek support and sponsorship to help offset some of our high expenses. Visit our website to support us. Thank you.

Next news release early August.


Col McGowan, MM0NDX




The 9U4M Team have opened their website for the public. Please check it out here!

No doubt another top class Dxpedition from a top class team. Well done MDXC !!!






TN5E Congo


Ken is now en route to the Congo and reports LOTW Certificate received.

He also tells us “There will be no 6m operation despite the approval. I will operate 80-10m. If I operate in cqwpx it will be with TN5E license. Please note if I send serial numbers I am in contest mode and would like one in return…

73 Ken, LA7GIA”

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D2TI AF-108


The 8-man team planning the activation of Tigres Island AF-108, Angola have announced the activity is postponed.

Originally planned to take place in the first half of June 2017, the activation will now be in early 2018. All
Licences have been received and confirmation of the Callsign D2TI confirmed.

Credit DX World



HD2RRC/4 & HD2RRC/P SA-033 & SA-034


Two IOTA activations are planned for this week when several operators are qrv from Salango Island, SA-033 and Puna Island, SA-034 as HD2RRC/4 & HD2RRC/P.

They are expected to be on air between May 20-30, 2017. on 20-30-40m.

QSL via Club Log OQRS. Credit DX World








ZS9V AF-064 2017


ZS9V will again be active from Robben Island, IOTA AF-064 during August 9-13, 2017.

This year there will be more operators and they will stay for 4 days rather than the two days last year. The Team hpe to have more stations on air this Year and with Yagis and PA’s, lets hope we get many more in the logs this time around despite the poor conditions/

Information about the previous trip can be found here    The website will be update with information about the 2017 trip in the next few weeks.

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TN5E – Republic Of The Congo


From Ken LA7GIA;

I will visit Congo – Brazzaville in May 2017 as TN5E. TN Congo is ranked following on clublog most wanted
72 world wide mixed
45 world wide CW
19 on 80 meter
21 on 40 meter

Operation will be 80-10m + probably 6 meter. I will used the following equipment.
Radio Elecraft K3 (upgraded)
Radio TS480SAT as backup
Amplifier Ameritron ALS 500m 400 W output.
2 element rotatable beam on 14-21-28 MHz up 25-30 meter
Wire dipole on 80,40,30,17,12m up 25-30 meter

80m dipole fixed to EU
40+30+17+15+12m dipole fixed to NA/VK
5 el Cushcraft 50 MHz rotatable beam up 25 meter
Low band receving antennas, homebrew K9AY and BOG
Wire backup antennas on all frequencies (dipole/delta loop)

FREE LoTW and clublog will be uploaded. QTH Brazzaville, Congo. JI75PR

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D44TWO confirmed dates…


Confirmed dates for Harald (DF2WO), when he will be from Praia, Santiago Island, IOTA AF-005, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) are 9th May until 2nd June 2017 as D44TWO.

He will operate on 40 – 10m.

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