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FT5WQ & FT5XT – Crozet / Kerguelen

UPDATE: FT5WQ/MM was QRV earlier today off the Crozet coastline. No official word if he'll land and operate from this most wanted DXCC, or continue his journey. However, other sources suggest Gildas will be...

JW6VDA – Svalbard

Tom, OH6VDA informs DX-World that he is going to Longyearbyen, Svalbard on a holiday trip, and propagation permitting will operate as JW6VDA on SSB only from March 1-22, 2017. No big expedition, holiday style...

An appeal from the VP8STI and VP8SGI Team

The activations of South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands as VP8STI and VP8SGI in January-February 2016 are the next major Dxpeditions to take place. The decision to activate VP8-South Sandwich and VP8-South Georgia was...

RI1ANT – Antarctica

Mike, RW1AI will be active from Mirny, Antarctica as RI1ANT between December 15, 2013 to March 15, 2015. QRV all bands using dipoles + amp. QSL via RW1AI --- Online Log

[On Hold] Bouvet Island DXpedition 2017

NEWS UPDATE - Many will know that a planned expedition to Bouvet by 3Z9DX and others has, for the moment, been put on hold. While DX-World initially broke the news (below) about "strong rumours"...

VK0EK – Heard Island

QRT April 6 - Good morning from Heard Island. Propagation conditions continue to improve, and the low bands were especially productive last night with many ATNOs on 40 m and new bands for 80...

[UPDATE] Visit to Kerguelen by VK0EK team

NEWS UPDATE - Due to ship change and associated logistics a visit to Kerguelen by the VK0EK team will now not happen. Earlier comment(s) remain. April 22, 2015 - Early in February, DX-World broke the...

Mt Vinson, Antarctica

Alexei RV3ARY is planning an attempt to operate from Mount Vinson, Antarctica (grid square EB62) between 24 December 2014 and 03 January 2015. Battery power with a Windom and Yagi antenna for 20m. Planned frequencies...
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Macquarie research station to remain open.

Just over a week after it was announced that the VK0/M research station was to close in 2017, a decision by the Australian Federal Government has reversed the closure. After three days of outcry from...

Announcing IOTA activities

The new "Islands On The Air" website - unlike the old RSGB IOTA website - does not allow readers or users to upload or announce details of any particular island activities they may have planned for...
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Footage onboard M/V Betanzos on way to Bouvet

Video by EY8MM taken onboard the M/V Betanzos as the 3Y0Z team sailed to Bouvet. Sadly, the expedition was aborted.

VK0MH – Macquarie Island, AN-005

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to health issues, Rod has had to cancel his planned trip to Macquarie Island. A Melanoma was found on Rod's arm at the last minute and he had to undergo an operation in Hobart....

Movies based on MSV Mikhail Somov history

For those who followed the Arctic coastal expedition by Vlad UA4WHX, he recently got in touch with the following info: This navigation was #40 for MSV Mikhail Somov. It spends most of its voyages...

RI1ANR – Novolazarevskaya Base, Antarctica

Oleg ZS1ANF, Slava RD3MX and Alex UA1PAW will be stationed at the Novolazarevskaya Base, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica between November 2014 to March 2015. They plan activity on 160-10m, CW/SSB. QSL via RK1PWA. FIRST FOR DX NEWS...

Tracking the FT5ZM team

It's now possible to track the FT5ZM team as they journey to Amsterdam Island. (Remember they will use VK6FZM/MM once they set sail)

8J1RL & 8J6ØJARE – Antarctica

Yath, JG2MLI will be active from the SYOWA research station, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica as 8J1RL starting January 1, 2017 to January 20, 2018. In addition, to mark the 60th anniversary of Japanese Antarctic Research...

RI1ANC – Vostok Base, Antarctica

NEWS UPDATE -- From time to time a second station at RI1ANC may be active. This is a new operator called Zahar. Please be patient with his slow CW, however he is also now...

VK0AI – Macquarie Island

Recently posted on eHam, Norbert VK5MQ is on his way to the Macquarie Island Antarctic Research Base with the next winter team for one year. He uses an IC-7300 and vertical and is not expected...

QSL preview – 3G9A/MM

3G9A/MM was the callsign used by the 3Y0Z team during their voyage to Bouvet. Cards now being received