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M0OXO – Out of Office

I will be ‘out of office’ until the 3rd July 2024. During this period, you will get a brief response to your email, although these responses will not be as fast as usual. Please see the advice below relating to my status which may help you during this period;

All Qsl requests for Direct Qsl Cards that arrived at my home or were requested on OQRS before 12.00UTC 27th of May have been processed and were mailed on Wednesday 29th May 2024, see below.

7P8EI, 8R7X, YJ0VK, VI60IOTA, VK5FIL & VP6G requests were all mailed on Wednesday 29th May 2024 also.

Logs & LOTW updates will be updated and Qsl Card requests can be requested as usual during the period I am on Vacation but QSL mailing will not be possible until I return home.

Busted/Missing Call checks will be processed as normal. Please use the ‘Not In Log’ form on OQRS ONLY! Email & Social Media requests are highly discouraged.

Thank you for your attention and I apologise for any inconvenience.

73 de Charles M0OXO

ARRL LOTW update

From the ARRL LOTW Office;

If you are seeking Logbook support, please note that per https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-systems-service-disruption, ARRL is experiencing a service disruption with our computer networks.

All Logbook and DXCC/Awards data is secure/safe.

When we are able to announce that systems are back in service, a post to the ARRL web site and an email blast to Logbook users will be made. At that point, whatever challenges you experienced beginning May 12th can be re-tested by you. These include:

Reupload to Logbook of any Cabrillo or ADI log files.
Resubmission of any Call Sign Certificate Renewals or New/Expired Certificate requests (Expired or New Certificate Requests need to have any pending earlier requests deleted {right click on pending requests and delete them}) then resubmit.

Follow our main website URL for further updates at https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-systems-service-disruption

S21ZI Bangladesh

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Karl (G0SKW) will be qrv as S21ZI from Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 10th to 16th June 2024. His licence is valid for 7 days only and so he plans to operate as much as possible on 10,12,15,17,20 and 40m.
 
He will operate CW/FT8 (no SSB). He is not a high Speed CW Op so please QRS. Karl will listen up on CW (1-5), and fox/hound mode on FT8.
 
Equipment is a Yaesu FTDX10, an SPE Expert PA and a DX Commander antenna.
As this is so last minute, if possible, he will attempt livestream through Clublog.
 
 
This trip has been totally funded by himself, so if you would like to donate, it would be very much appreciated.

V73 Marshall Islands

Following their successful journey to Guyana under the callsign 8R7X, the team is now setting their sights on a new destination in the Pacific region. Their next DXPpedition will take them to the Marshall Islands, scheduled for February 2025.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Additionally, the team is in the process of launching a website, which will soon be accessible.

Ranked #100 globally and #58 in Europe, the Marshall Islands hold significant allure, particularly for lowband enthusiasts worldwide.

Follow the team’s social media channels to stay updated on this thrilling adventure.

3D2Z Rotuma

November 3D2Z Rotuma DXpedition to Partner with Youth on the Air (YOTA) Americas;

Young Amateur Operators to Participate in DXpedition via Remote Radio

In the interest of bringing more young amateur radio operators into DXpeditioning, the Pacific Islands DXpedition Group, Inc. (PIDXG) and Youth on the Air (YOTA) Americas are pleased to announce a partnership involving the upcoming 3D2Z DXpedition to Rotuma in November. Youth on the Air is a program for and by young amateur radio operators with the expressed goal of building skills and fostering lasting friendships and mentors with younger
operators.

Rotuma DXpedition organizer Gregg, W6IZT will be taking two of his NexGenRiBs as a complement to the 6 member DXpedition on-island team. Gregg says, “Following the success with the remote radio used at the recent CBØZA Juan Fernandez DXpedition, we will have two remote stations available to young amateur operators through YOTA on Rotuma. It is our hope that 75% of the remote contacts made from 3D2Z will be made by the youth participants.”

Nineteen year old YOTA member Kees, WØAAE will coordinate the scheduling and operation by the remote YOTA operating team. A freshman aerospace engineering major at Iowa State University, Kees was the 2023 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year Award recipient. He coordinated participation in the Americas for December YOTA Month and is active with remote operation for young hams through RHR.

YOTA Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG said that he welcomes this partnership with the youth members of the YOTA organization and the PIDXG DXpedition to Rotuma. “I think this is a great opportunity for our young operators to experience a DXpedition and enjoy operating in pileup conditions.”

The 3D2Z DXpedition is scheduled for November 15 to December 4. In addition to the young operators who will be involved with the remote-side of the operation, one of the on-island team members is 23-year old Jamie, MØSDV, who was one of the members of the recent 8R7X DXpedition to Guyana. Additional members of the 3D2Z team include veteran DXpeditioner Hal, W8HC; Nathan K4NHW; and Mike, WØVTT. Gregg says that they are awaiting word on the sixth member of the team, another young amateur operator who will be named soon.

8R7X QSL Cards mailed

8R7X – Guyana 2024

I am pleased to say the 8R7X cards went out on time and you should see them starting to arrive in your mailboxes either today or tomorrow.

12 mailbags to 67 Countries by Royal Mail Priority Air Service.

MM0UKI Flannan Islands, Scotland (IOTA EU-118)

MM0UKI will be active again, this time with 5 experienced Operators from the Flannan Islands, EU-118 (Scotland).
 
The Expedition will begin August the 1st and plans are to remain for 48-72 hours, Weather and Sea dependant.
 
The Team will have 3 stations using a Hexbeam + wire antennas. The plan is to use the 6m to 40m Bands using CW and SSB Only. There is no planned FT8 operation.