The 7P8LB Team are now well established as they near their departure date in a few weeks time.
7P8LB will be active from Lesotho during the period of the 8th – 16th of March 2019. based at Molengoane Lodge, grid loc: KG30VO.
LA7THA Rune has organized and planned the trip during the last year. The reason Lesotho was chosen as a “target” is; It’s high up on Low Band Most Wanted Lists and it is “new” on FT8.
There will be 8 operators and we planning to have 2-3 stations running 24/7. We will work all HF bands SSB, CW, with focus on Low bands and FT8.
There website is almost complete, just a few additions to be made but you can check it out here;
http://www.la9vpa.com/7p8lb/index.html A Facebook group 7P8LB will be activated close to departure for live info.
QSL is via M0OXO OQRS https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php and an additional Logsearch can be found on Clublog too https://clublog.org/logsearch/7P8LB
We will publish more information in the coming weeks but we are looking forward to working you in our pile-ups.
QSL via M0OXO OQRS
73 de Rune Team 7P8LB (LA9VPA)
Dear colleagues and friends!
We announce the next expedition under the banner of Russian Robinson Club on the two islands located in Laptev Sea, Khatanga bay.
The start of the expedition is scheduled for the 3rd decade of July 2019.Team: UA6EX Eugene, UA7A Leonid, R7AA Vasily.
The team plans to stay in Khatanga Bay for 2 weeks.
Water trips to and from the Islands are about 800 km.
The team needs one operator who will pay for their plane tickets and pay some of the other costs.
To contact the team, e-mail: R7AA.
Project is quite expensive due to flights in Upper North.
Our team will be appreciated for your financial support and donations.
See you on the bands !”
IOTA Ltd have received a lot of emails recently regarding not getting matches for some IOTA Logs on Clublog. Can I try to explain the two main reason for this?
Just because a log on the Clublog Database happens to be from an IOTA Group, this does NOT mean it is available for IOTA Credits under the IOTA/Clublog matching scheme.
There are many reasons that a log may NOT be available, less than 30 days from the Operation, maybe the owner may have ‘delayed’ Qso matching for a period of time that falls beyond the 30 days, to name just two.
If you want to be sure a particular Log IS available for IOTA/Clublog matching then look in the list of ‘Accepted Activation’s’.
Log in to the IOTA Website https://www.iota-world.org/ , go to ‘My IOTA’, then to ‘Add Qso’s from Clublog’ and then click on the second tab for ‘Accepted Activation’s’.
If the operation you are trying to match is NOT in this list, then at the time of checking this list, that Operation is NOT available for IOTA/Clublog Matching.
The second reason you may not get a match is that you can only claim a credit once. Please check your own list of ‘Pending Credits’ before you send off an email to IOTA asking ”WHY NO MATCH?”. If you think you should have it and can’t get the qso to match, its very likely you already have a credit for the Group or a credit pending in your own ‘Pending Credit’ list. If this is the case you will NOT get another match, you already have it!. We have all done it (well I have) but please check your own list first.
I hope the explanation may help a few people.
If you have further queries please report them on the IOTA Ltd Help email address
VY0ERC will be QRV 3rd February to 29th March from Eureka, Nunavut Territory, island (IOTA NA-008).
Plans are to be on SSB, CW and digital modes, “time and weather permitting.” Also plans are to be working satellites ER60 and EQ79.
”Once again I have packed a 40 kg case with fiberglass mast, antenna wire and equipment. On 17.01.19 it goes to Kigali, Rwanda as 9X2AW.
On 18.01.19 antenna will be built up and then mainly at night, 160 to 30m CW and FT8 with preference to 60m.
This is not a good time for Grandpa HI
From 23.01.19 to 30.01.19 I have reinforcement from Dave Farnsworth WJ2O. We will share the antennas.
From 30.01 to 14.02.19 I am often travelling with my family.
I hope I will make a lot of contacts even in such bad conditions.
QSL for 9X2AW is M0OXO OQRS OR Direct Post Mail only.
73 Harald 9X2AW (DF2WO)”
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
It is being held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019
The event is being run by Members of the SPCC (South Pacific Contest Club) and the HFCC.
QSL will be via M0OXO OQRS.
The EIDX Group who brought you 9N7EI and 7Q7EI earlier in 2018, are delighted to formally announce definite plans for their 2019 DXpedition to Togo.
Operating for 12 consecutive days between 14th-26th March 2019, the 5V7EI team plan to run upto 5 QRO stations across all bands from 160m through 10m on SSB, CW and Digital modes.
Keep an eye on their website https://5v7ei.com/ which will be updated on a regular basis.
QSL will be via M0OXO OQRS.
ZK3X Team will be active from Tokelau Islands, IOTA OC – 048, 1 – 15 October 2019.
Team – YT1AD, UT5UY, UR0MC, ZL3WW, VK3FY, WD5COV, PY2XB, US0KW, UX0LL, UT8IO, UA2FZ, RW7K, R7KW, UT7QF, DJ9ZB, SV2BFN, KO8SCA.
They will operate on 160 – 6m and also EME.
UX0HX, (Team Leader), RK3FA, UT5UY, UT1HF, US7UX, UR3HR and SWL Yuriy Grushevskiy will be active from Tokelau Islands, (IOTA OC-048) 2 – 6 June 2010 as ZK3X.
They are will be active on all bands all modes.
QSL via UR3HR.
XR0ZRC will be active from Robinson Crusoe Island, IOTA SA – 005, 11 – 27 March 2019.
Robinson Crusoe Island is the second largest of the Juan Fernández Islands, situated 670 km west of San Antonio, Chile, in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the more populous of the inhabited islands in the archipelago (the other being Alejandro Selkirk Island), with most of that in the town of San Juan Bautista at Cumberland Bay on the island’s north coast.
The island was home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk from 1704 to 1709, and is thought to have inspired novelist Daniel Defoe’s fictional Robinson Crusoe in his 1719 novel about the character (although the novel is explicitly set in the Caribbean, not in the Juan Fernández Islands). This was just one of several survival stories from the period that Defoe would have been aware of. To reflect the literary lore associated with the island and attract tourists, the Chilean government renamed the place Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.