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Operator: Gerben PG5M
Dates: April 4 – 14
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).
QSL manager: Charles M0OXO
Thanks, Gerben – PG5M
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
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;
14th – 24th February 2024
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.