Archive - February 2022

Ukraine – Russia conflict

Start date: 24 February 2022
Latest update:24 February 2022
End date: To be advised
Incident Airspace currently unavailable

Latest update
Due to the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine we have been advised by the Ukrainian postal service (Ukrposhta) that Ukrainian airspace is now closed. We are working with the Ukrainian postal service and other postal partners to establish road routes into the country. We are still accepting items for Ukraine but please be advised that deliveries to all parts of the country are subject to unpredictable delays. We will provide further updates as soon as we receive them.

Since Russia have closed their Airspace to UK Aircraft, it is inevitable that Russia will follow as have the Ukraine above.

Our sincere apologies but mailing to these two Countries may well be impossible for the forthcoming months.

8Q7CQ Maldives

Just a reminder that Nobby (G0VJG) will be qrv as 8Q7CQ from Innahura Island, Maldive Islands, IOTA AS-013, 4th – 18th March 2022.
He will have an FT857, FT450D, and Juma 1000-watt amp to a Butternut HF6 vertical and dipoles. He plans to be on SSB and digital modes, including operating in the ARRL DX SSB weekend March 5-6. He will be on 80m-10m including 60m Band.
QSL is via M0OXO OQRS and NOT via his home address as wrongly reported in the Press.

JW0X Svalbard

DX-Adventure is a joint venture of Max-ON5UR and Erik-ON4ANN, and consists of 15 very enthusiastic people with all experience in participating or organizing a DX-pedition.

The first DX-Adventure project is therefore immediately ambitious: 
The Arctic Archipelago – Svalbard – IOTA EU026 from April 19-26, 2022.

The setup is to be active with 5 stations on all HF bands in different modes (CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8-FT4). In addition, we have the ambition to be the first to activate EU026 on QO-100. Three team members take on the challenge of driving a snowmobile all the way to Kapp Linné, about 100km east of Longyearbyen.

This is the only location that allows a “line of sight” on the QO-100 satellite. In addition, Kapp Linné is also on the edge of the satellite footprint – speaking of a challenge…

Read all about the DXpedition here.


Every contribution is welcome and appreciated, but with a donation of at least 25 Euros you have a chance to win one of the 10 JW0X flags. With a donation of 50 Euro you will receive a beautiful JW0X scarf (17 x 125 cm), a nice souvenir that should not be missing in the shack.
A list of all registered sponsors can be found on the JW0X sponsor page,

You hear our signals we feel the pile-up.

DX Adventure team

3Y0J Bouvet 2022 – Transport

Transport for the 3Y0J trip in November this year to Bouvet Island is via Marama Expeditions.

Their current transport is currently in Antarctica and we were treat to these nice photographs from the Boat today. Hopefully this gives everyone the excitement that this is really happening and as the next few months pass by, please keep an eye on the websites and Facebook pages for updates.

3B9FR Rodrigues Island

‘Rocky’ Robert 3B9FR, the only resident Ham on Rodrigues Island will be off air now for around 10 days.
His current antenna (G3TXQ Hexbeam from MW0JZE)  has been taken down in preparation for installation of his new Quad which should be up in the coming days.
A new QSL Card will be designed and printed when the new additions are made to his station.

VP8ADR/VP8BTR Falkland Islands

Bob (VP8ADR) and Lyn (VP8BTR, residents of the Falkland islands, have now improved their Station with the installation of a G3TXQ Hexbeam from MW0JZE.
They are both very active on the Bands so give them a call if you here them on the new Antenna! I have just updated their logs which you can find on the links below;
These logs contain their entry in the G8AMC Digital Contest over the weekend.