CB0Z – Alejandro Selkirk Island

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 (SpanishIsla 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).


TI9A 2020 – Isla del Coco


”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

VY0ERC Ellesmere Island (NA-008)

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.


PJ4/M5RIC Bonaire (ADXO)

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.


Calling Dxpedition’s & IOTA activators…

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From the initial conception you had about the Dxpedition, through the planning,  Social Media managing (from the beginning and during the operation) and to the management of the logging enquiries, LOTW uploading and the final product, the QSL Printing and Management, this is for YOU!

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VY0ERC – Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008) Update

For all of those that requested a Direct QSL Card for the recent activation from Ellesmere island (NA-008), newly printed cards arrived from UX5UO Print Shop yesterday.
They will be out in this weeks mail and you will definitely have them before IOTA Update deadline on the 31st January 2020. If you still need the card you must request it today to get it before the deadline.

RRC – ”200 Years of the discovery of Antarctica”

In connection with the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica , the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) established the diploma program “200 years of the discovery of Antarctica”

The diploma program includes a diploma, plaque and trophy.

Radio communications (observations) are counted: 
– with Antarctic radio stations (AN – according to the list of IOTA diploma) of any countries for any period of time, 1 QSO – 10 points; 
– with the special call sign of the club RRC – R200ANT from 01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020, 1 QSO – 10 points; 
– with members of the RRC from 01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020, 1 QSO – 1 point. 
Repeated radio communications are counted on different ranges, by different types of radiation (DIGI – once, regardless of the type of radiation). Read More

6F3A Isla Perez (NA-153) – Mexico

Radio Amateurs members of Radio Club Puebla DX, will be active as 6F3A from Isla Perez, IOTA NA – 153, Mexico, 11 – 17 February 2020.
XE1SPM Patricia Mohedano Team Leader
•XE1AY Ismael Martinez
•XE1SRD Rey David Ramirez
•XE1SY Ricardo Orozco
They will operate during 7 Days on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6m, including activity in ARRL DX CW Contest.
QSL via XE1SY.
Ads for direct QSL:
Ricardo R. Orozco Campos, Plazuela del Refugio 1429, Las Plazas de Amalucan, Puebla, 72310, Mexico.

R207RRC, Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island (AS-207NEW)

This year, a new Russian island group AS-207 in Chukotka was added to the IOTA list under the RRC application.

It is expected that in spring of 2020 this last IOTA NEW ONE in Russia will be activated by the R207RRC expedition under the leadership of Victor Slabodchikov UA3AKO.


3B9FR Rodrigues Island

I have had several messages over the last month from people concerned that they haven’t heard from Robert 3B9FR (Rodrigues Island) in many months. As you know Robert was qrv several times every single day and never missed in any conditions but since May 2019, I have had no contact from him nor has he been qrv (recent spot fake). I have tried to contact him many times as well as sending several enquiries through colleagues visiting 3B in an attempt to locate him. Thus far I have nothing fruitful whatsoever to report on his welfare. Should I hear anything of course I will let the community know but certainly for the moment Robert appears ‘MIA’. Thanks for your concern,

73 de Charles (3B9FR QSL Manager)