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Bureau Mailing February 2024

QSL cards have been posted to World Bureaus – Friday 23rd February 2024.
Total amount of QSL cards dispatched: 19,584
Via M0OXO 14,697, Via M0URX 4,887.
Total Weight: 91.586 kg gross weight
Total Shipping Cost £478.60: £5.22per kg. (91.586 kg gross weight)
 
This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles & M0URX Tim. (also thanks W3KX Frank & G1VDP Chris)
I would very much appreciate feedback from you when the QSL cards start arriving at World Bureaus or received by hams around the world?
Delays are due to issues caused by the World Customs Organisation regulations. Please remember that with the new customs tax we cannot guarantee that the parcels will get through to your bureau. We now suggest sending only direct QSL route. All bureau requests are at your own risk.
The parcels are sent by Priority Business Mail to get to the Bureaus quickly.

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AU2RS – Nachungunta Island (AS-199)

QRZ INDIA DX Team – AU2RS
 
Warm greetings from the Republic of Dayof, from the DX Team of QRZ India!
QRZ India DX Team, a passionate group of 15 experienced amateur radio enthusiasts, is thrilled to announce their upcoming IOTA (Island On The Air) re-activation on Nachugunta Island (AS-199) as AU2RS. The event is scheduled to take place from February 23rd to February 25th, 2024.
 
The QRZ India DX Team is committed to creating a memorable and pioneering experience for the global amateur radio community. The team will operate from the picturesque Nachugunta Island, leveraging their skills and expertise to establish 5 active stations on all HF bands. The modes covered will include CW, SSB, FT8, and QO-100. Notably, the team aims to be the first to activate AS-199 on Digital Modes and QO-100.

8R7X Guyana

The team are on schedule to be qrv in the coming days from their QTH, 35km South East of the Capital City, Georgetown.
Please keep a check on their Facebook page and Website for news as their Dxpedition gets underway and the team get settled in. You will find they are using Clublog Livestream if their internet is stable enough.
Please see the links below that may assist you throughout this much anticipated Dxpedition.
 
 

VP6G Pitcairn 2024

Operator: Gerben PG5M
Dates: April 4 – 14
Bands: 40-10m
Modes: CW and FT8
Antenna’s: DX Commander (40-10m) and a Hexbeam (20-10m)
I will run two stations (if antenna situation permits), primarily CW and additionally FT8 (using MSHV).

Website; www.dx.to/vp6g/
QSL manager: Charles M0OXO

If you want to make a donation for my VP6G DXpedition, click the “donate” button (Paypal) or select one of the other payment options.

You can also scan the QR-code below that brings you directly to Paypal.

Thanks, Gerben – PG5M

5H3VJG Tanzania

Nobby, 5H3VJG (G0VJG) will be qrv from Zanzibar Island, Tanzania (IOTA AF-032) between the 7th and 20th March 2024. He will be on vacation with family but operate when possible on SSB, some CW and also FT8 Modes using 100w into a Butternut HF6V from an FTDX3000.

Nobby will also try to be QRV for the Commonwealth Contest.

Qsl Cards and LOTW will be available after the Dxpedition via M0OXO OQRS and Direct Post Mail. If you need a Bureau Card, please request it via OQRS as any incoming cards will not arrive.

Request your QSL Card here ; M0OXO OQRS

Clublog Logsearch here ; Clublog

YJ0VV Vanuatu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2024
 
This is the DXpedition you have been waiting for. For this two week DXpedition we are mixing Holiday and Serious DXing. We have limited openings but no matter what your style, you will be welcome. We will be in Vanuatu during several contests including the CQ World-Wide SSB Contest. We will be in Vanuatu from October 16 – 30, 2024.
Timing will allow us to take advantage of the excellent Southern Hemisphere springtime propagation on top of the best sunspot activity in years. Since Vanuatu is #74 for most wanted phone on Clublog there should be plenty of pileups.
 
This DXpedition is open to all hams and their spouses. We have contracted with Vanuatu Luxury Holiday Homes on Efate Island for the Asana home just outside of the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, and have sent a deposit. It sleeps nine in five bedrooms and has four bathrooms. For eight guests it will only cost $1,500 US per person for two weeks. Each person should have an additional budget of $1,000 US for food, island transportation, and incidentals. Flight cost is not included which would fluctuate depending on departure city, class of flights, insurance and baggage. Shellback Cruises, 843-762-3888, is providing my flights at 33% of Google Flights.
 
In addition to operating as a DX station we will have the opportunity to operate POTA and IOTA. We have secured a QSL Manager to handle the over 40,000 expected contacts. If interested contact Van, N4VGE / YJ0VV, as soon as possible, only three more hams are needed.
 
Sponsors:
Patrons (individuals and companies that have donated more than $100)
Tommy Billings, AA4TB BuddiPole
Friends of the Vanuatu DXpedition (individuals that have donated more than $50)

VK5FIL – Flinders Island (OC-261)

A Team of Australian Hams will partake in a Dxpedition to Flinders Island, Australia (IOTA OC-261) in April 2024.  

The Team consists of; Grant VK5GR, Adam VK2YK, Chris VK5FR, Ivan VK5HS, Andy VK5LA & Paul VK5PAS.

The dates of operation – 14th April 2024 – 21st April 2024.
Islands On The Air (IOTA) – Flinders Island OC-261
World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) – Investigator Important Bird Area VKFF-0175

Flinders Island is located in the Investigator Group off the coast of South Australia, about 35 km southwest of the mainland town of Elliston. (Flinders Island Ecoscape 2024)

The Investigator Group is an archipelago in the Great Australian Bight off the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula that consists of Flinders Island, Waldegrave Islands, The Watchers, Topgallant Island, Ward Islands and Pearson Isles. (NGIA 2022)

​Flinders Island is the largest and only inhabited island in the Investigator Group.
More information can be found on their website here;

https://www.vk5fil.com/

VI60IOTA Australia

Plans are underway to activate a special event callsign across Australia to mark the 60th anniversary of the Islands On the Air awards program in 2024.
 
Details of this activation and how we will be using the callsign as part of the VK5FIL expedition will be available soon.
 
VK5FIL – Flinders Island, South Australia – OC-261

8R7X Guyana

14th – 24th February 2024

8R7x .com

Follow along four young and ambitious DXPeditioners
on their journey to 8R – Republic of Guyana.

The 8R – Guyana 2024 project is thrilled to announce a major achievement as the Guyanese Telecommunications Authority assigns them the special callsign 8R7X for the duration of their activity. After originally given a longer callsign, this is a big step for the project to smooth the operating process.

Furthermore, it can be said that all necessary paperwork has been finalized to ensure smooth travels and operations for the whole team.

Right now, the team is busy testing final pieces of their equipment. The antennas, a crucial part of the project, are already packed and ready to go.

The team will gather in Miami, Florida – USA, on February 12th, 2024, before flying to Georgetown, Guyana. On the day after, they plan to set up their equipment in this beautiful South American location.

 

ZF2NQ Cayman Islands

Bruce K3NQ will be qrv from Grand Cayman (IOTA NA-016) in the Cayman Islands as ZF2NQ, between the 11th – 20th December 2023.
 
He will be active several hours each day whilst on his Scuba Diving vacation. Logs will be available on Clublog during his trip and then on M0OXO OQRS when he returns home.