A Dxpedition to Zambia by a Multi-National Team will take place between the 5th March and the 15th March 2020.
The Team consists of;
Rune Egil Øye – LA7THA – Team Leader
Christian Wolfbauer – OE5CWO
Philipp Gröger – OE7PGI
Svein Bergstøl – LA3BO
Morten Kvernmoen – LB8DC
Svein Jarle Moe – LA9KKA
Morten Nordby – LA3MHA
Philipp Springer – DK6SP
Chris Quale – LA8OM
Carl Jonsson – SM6CPY
XR8RRC Team (Russian Robinson Club) will be active from Wellington Island, Chile (IOTA SA-032), in March 2020.
Team Members will include- R7AL, RK8A, RW9JZ, UA3EDQ and OK8AU.
Their QTH -will be from Villa Puerto Eden, Wellington Island. They will operate on HF Bands, CW, SSB & FT8.
QSL via ClubLog OQRS preferred
Vaho, 4L8A has recently joined the M0OXO family for his QSL Management. Vaho lives in Tbilisi, Georgia and he has been very active on the Bands.
Vaho’s station consists of an Optibeam OB-17/4 multi band yagi (3el.-40m, 4el.-20m, 4el.-15m & 6el.-10m). This is complimented with a Yaesu FT-1000D, FT-2000 & Icom IC-7100 Transceivers. His PA’s are the Acom 1000 & a Commander HF-2500E.
Vaho’s log has been uploaded to M0OXO OQRS and QSL Cards are currently printing at UX5UO Print Shop. Cards can be requested here;
From Grant VK5GR
My next IOTA project is now underway. Here are the details;
January 2020 has seen some of the worst bush fires tear across Kangaroo Island (IOTA OC-139) in living memory. Over half the island (200,000 hectares or 2,000 square kilometres) has been burned, more than 50 homes were destroyed, 2 people lost their lives and many tens of thousands of animals were killed. These fires, started by dry lightning storms in early January, have hit the community and the environment on the island hard. Now, as the fire is being brought under control thoughts are turning to recovery and rebuilding shattered lives.
With an event like this, and the fires in the Adelaide Hills this summer only 10km from home, I find the events all to close, all too real. The last time I remember fires anything like this was Ash Wednesday in 1983 when we could see the flames tear across the top of Mt Lofty from all over Adelaide. I was only 11 at the time. Read More
R207RRC , Khosa Dvukh Pilotov Island (AS-207NEW)
[Chukchi Sea Coast Centre Group]
Radio Amateurs members of RRC – Russian Robinson Club will be active as R207RRC from Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island, in Spring 2020.
They will operate on HF Bands.
QSL via UA3AKO, ClubLog OQRS.
QTH Locator – AP18gg.
RDA – CK05.
RRA – RR-11-05.
Licences have now been received by Mike K9AJ & Nando IT9YRE to operate on this brand new IOTA (SA-101new). Dates and more information will follow soon.
Please donate to this Dxpedition and assist them in reaching their target. You can do this via their website on the link below.
Alejandro Selkirk Island (Spanish: Isla Alejandro Selkirk), previously known as Más Afuera (Farther Out (to Sea)) and renamed after the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk, is the largest and most westerly island in the Juan Fernández Archipelago of the Valparaíso Region of Chile. It is situated 180 km (100 nmi; 110 mi) west of Robinson Crusoe Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. (Wikipedia).
”Two years planning. Best Team. Two camps. 20 antennas. Eight radios. CW, SSB and FT8”
With all the best operators in the World we can not do it without your support. We are ready to operate almost 24/7 and will do our best to give you a chanse to make that ATNO or band-slot contact. We are planning to be on every band possible to make that happen.
The Operation will be conducted from the Chatham Bay. First CW and SSB camp will be located on top of the hill. Open to almost 360 degrees around. Three element RR-33 antennas with 13m masts, Four Square antennas for 40 and 30 meters bands, Verticals for 80 and 160.
Second camp will be located next to the water, right at the shore. All VDA and Vertical antennas for FT8. Clear direction pass to EU & US & JA.
Read more on the official website here TI9A 2020
VE1RUS, Alex, and VE3KTB, Pierre, are heading back to the PEARL lab near Eureka on Ellesmere Island (NA-008), Nunavut, Canada. On the first of next month Alex is expected to arrive at the VY0ERC station in CQ Zone 2. It may take a day or two before he gets on the air. Pierre will be arriving on February 21st. Operations will go through March 28th.
Listen for VY0ERC during the ARRL DX CW, ARRL DX SSB, CQ WW WPX RTTY and possibly the beginning of the CQ WW WPX SSB Contests. The station consists of a TS-480HX and KW using an R5 vertical (20-10 Meters), Moxon on 20 Meters and a 33 foot tall vertical for 40 Meters. They also expect to be QRV on FM and linear satellites. Activity will be mostly on 40 and 20 meters on SSB, RTTY, CW and FT8.
Rich, M5RIC will be active as PJ4/M5RIC from Bonaire Island, (IOTA SA-006) between the 22nd & 29th September 2020.
He will parcipicate in CQ WW DX RTTY Contest in SO Category as PJ4CC.
QSL via M0OXO OQRS