Nobby G0VJG informs me that his plans are well underway for his next Dxpedition to FW (Wallis & Futuna Islands) in early 2019.
He will operate from Wallis Island (IOTA OC-054) using a small Amplifier and a Beam antenna mostly on the higher bands. His emphasis will be on Europe dependent on band conditions using SSB and FT8.
There is also possibility of a short side trip to Futuna Island (IOTA OC-118), this to be confirmed later and also Fiji (IOTA OC-016) may also be included to the trip
Flights have been booked and Callsign has been requested, QRZ.Com and further updates to follow in the coming months.
The new version of the PDXG OQRS is now on line and there are quite a lot of changes. Many are cosmetic, adding a bit of colour and others are more practical. I will post a longer description later but two of the main changes;
1) OQRS now allows ”live logging” by Dxpeditions providing they have a stable Internet connection and are using N1MM.
2) After a log search you will see that we will no longer accept email and social media requests for Missing Call requests. This is a practical change and indeed a safer way to ensure all busted calls are traceable and more important, that none are missed by being sent on many different social media platforms.
Social Media requests need to be discouraged.
Thanks, hope you enjoy the new version which you will catch on both M0URX and M0OXO OQRS sites…..
Huge thanks to Ken RW3DD for designing this beautiful plaque available to whoever works EJ0DXG from 4 different IOTA Groups.
Remember, EI0DXG will also be QRV throughout and until September 30th as a ‘Bonus’ or ‘Joker’ station from Mainland Ireland EU-115. This station can help you to reach the minimum 4 Groups required if necessary.
Ken has also added a bonus to those who are lucky to work us from all 5 groups and has now added the ”Worked All 5 Groups” endorsement, a nice addition for the collector! You can see a sample of this Plaque below.
Orders are now being taken for the Plaques and you can find more information by visiting the Most Wanted Website here
OR email Ken at this address;
Qsl Cards for Chris VK3FY’s recent trip to Russia are now printing at UX5UO Print Shop.
Cards are available now on OQRS and will be ready in 2-3 weeks time.
EJ0DXG will be QRV from Little Saltee Island IOTA EU-103 this weekend.
As part of the continued ‘Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018’, Dave EI9FBB and Declan EI9HQ have already boarded the boat and will land on the Island this morning. Expect activity from early afternoon today.
This activation replaces the cancelled activation from EU-103 in June when the operation had to be postponed due to high sea conditions.
The duo will have two stations on air. Please look for them from 80m through 6m bands on CW, SSB & FT8.
Please remember contact with this station counts for the Irish Islands IOTA Tour Plaque (Most Wanted Plaques) that will be available after the event concludes in September.
From all the Irish Island IOTA groups, EU-103 is the most difficult with a ‘wet landing’ and tent and generator style. The team hope to be QRV until midday Monday 6th August but again, this depends entirely on the local weather.
Little Saltee Island was last QRV in May 2015.
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS