Available now is the latest DX World Weekly Bulletin compiled by Bjorn ON9CFG which this week runs to 9 pages, and it’s all FREE!
FINAL PRESS RELEASE
VK9MT Mellish Reef was activated on 30 March at 04:34z with ZL4PW first in the log and went QRT on 4 April at 1353z with JL1MTY closing the log.
Our decision to leave the island didn’t come easily; safety was always the first priority. Just as the last QSO was made it became clear we could not remain on the island another day. It was 01:00 (local) when the rain began. The wind was blowing at about 35 – 40 knots; we had water infiltrating the operating tents and the antennas were taking a severe beating. Over the 6 days we were on the island the weather grew progressively worse each day.
After a short meeting the on-island operators decided to QRT and begin packing the equipment in pelican cases for protection. We spent the next several hours packing equipment using head and hand torches. more ›
REMINDER – E20HHK, E23CAL, HS3NBR, HS7BHK, HS8GLR andJA1WTI plan to be active from Nu Island AS-145 as E20HHK/P between April 18-20, 2014.
QRV on HF bands.
QSL via operators instructions.
Cezar, VE3LYC and Johan, PA3EXX will attempt to activate Matthew Isl. OC-218 for a period of 4 days during the first part of September.
The licensing authority of New Caledonia has approved for this operation the special callsign TX4A. Last activity from this IOTA took place 17 years ago, and the group is in demand by 94% of IOTA members.
Due to the remote location of the island, sailing from Noumea to Matthew Isl. return is expected to take 5 days. This will be not only a very difficult, but also very expensive project. The team is actively looking for financial support from groups and individuals who wish to assist in defraying some of the project costs. Donations can be sent to Cezar by PayPal at email@example.com or by mail.
All contributions will be acknowledged on the expedition website, which will be available in due course.
It’s been 10 years since a major activation of this island group, and with an ever-growing number of IOTA enthusiasts chasing “new ones”, we believe this activity will create heavy interest.
During the weekend of May 10 & 11 – using the callsign MX0INT – a four man team consisting Christian EA3NT, Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET and Col MM0NDX plan to be active from the outer island of Longstone.
Thanks to Krish, W4VKU for QSL preview of VU4K