Archive - January 2020

6F3A Isla Perez (NA-153) – Mexico

Radio Amateurs members of Radio Club Puebla DX, will be active as 6F3A from Isla Perez, IOTA NA – 153, Mexico, 11 – 17 February 2020.
XE1SPM Patricia Mohedano Team Leader
•XE1AY Ismael Martinez
•XE1SRD Rey David Ramirez
•XE1SY Ricardo Orozco
They will operate during 7 Days on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6m, including activity in ARRL DX CW Contest.
QSL via XE1SY.
Ads for direct QSL:
Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Las Plazas de Amalucan, Puebla, 72310, Mexico.

R207RRC, Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island (AS-207NEW)

This year, a new Russian island group AS-207 in Chukotka was added to the IOTA list under the RRC application.

It is expected that in spring of 2020 this last IOTA NEW ONE in Russia will be activated by the R207RRC expedition under the leadership of Victor Slabodchikov UA3AKO.

3B9FR Rodrigues Island

I have had several messages over the last month from people concerned that they haven’t heard from Robert 3B9FR (Rodrigues Island) in many months. As you know Robert was qrv several times every single day and never missed in any conditions but since May 2019, I have had no contact from him nor has he been qrv (recent spot fake). I have tried to contact him many times as well as sending several enquiries through colleagues visiting 3B in an attempt to locate him. Thus far I have nothing fruitful whatsoever to report on his welfare. Should I hear anything of course I will let the community know but certainly for the moment Robert appears ‘MIA’. Thanks for your concern,

73 de Charles (3B9FR QSL Manager)

VP8PJ South Orkney Islands DXpedition

For Immediate Release
Press Release #9
Jan 2, 2020
South Orkney Islands DXpedition
We are pleased to announce the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group’s expedition South Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ. In past years it was relatively easy to get a preferred VP8 call sign for the British Antarctic Territory. After a licensing administrative change, we were unable to obtain a VP8 call sign for operation from South Orkney and were advised to use /VP8. 
Alan, VK6CQ, a recent addition to the team, holds the call sign VP8PJ that was issued to him for operation from the British Antarctic Territory. After submission of a copy of Alan’s license, ARRL has issued us a new LoTW certificate for the use of this call from South Orkney for the duration of our expedition.
Team VP8PJ
Please direct your questions to: