Sunday, July 22, 2018

[UPDATE] 3Y0Z – Bouvet 2018

NEWS UPDATE -- There have been several important milestones reached and decisions made in the last few weeks. We have received a partial reimbursement on our payments made to DAP, our transportation contractor. In our...

[QRT] KH1/KH7Z – Baker Island

JULY 5 - KH1/KH7Z is QRT. The last QSO was with JA2FJP on 80m FT8. We expect to be off island by 00:00 UTC 6 July for journey to Fiji. Our trip will take...

[UPDATE] 3Y0I – Bouvet Island

NEWS UPDATE -- Yes, we know. Lately, we haven't been updating our website recently, but we've been focused on securing crucial details of arrangements of our project recently. We have received a couple of questions...

[UPDATE] Z60A – Kosovo

APRIL 15 -- Following the LoTW upload of April 1st, the first Kosovo Z60A QSL card arrived in the U.S. during the past week to 92-year old Frank, K4BVQ, allowing him to reach the...

[UPDATE] 3B7A – St Brandon DXpedition

APRIL 20 - POSTSCRIPT -- I’m writing these words now the entire team is safe back in Mauritius. Of course our very first priority has been to give news to our family after 2...

T31T – Kanton Island

NEWS UPDATE -- T31T Kanton Island Expedition part 2 Following our DXpedition to Kanton Island (Central Kiribati) in 2016, we decided to come back to this extraordinary place this year - with a new plan...

3XY3D – Los Island AF-051 & 3XY3D/P – Tristao Island AF-096

OCTOBER 20, 2017 -- Currently active as 3XY3D/P from Tristao Island, AF-096, Alain, F5OZC and Sébastien, F8DQZ are in the Republic of Guinea until the end of November. Activity from Tristao Island lasts until...

RI1F – Viktoriya Island, EU-190NEW [Franz Josef Land]

OCTOBER 11 -- Polar bears showed a very strong interest in HF and VHF! On the last day at camp they had 8 bears visit. They loaded the yacht in about two days and...

[UPDATES] 6O6O – Somalia

JANUARY 15 @20:00z - 6O6O is QRT soon. JANUARY 15 - Final day. We will operate as normal until 15UTC when we start disassembling the antennas. After noise disappears about 20 UTC we will continue for...

[CANCELLED] CY9C – St. Paul Island

NEWS UPDATE -- The DXpedition scheduled for August 1-9 has been cancelled. After considerable analysis and discussions as to expected band conditions, the "need-list" ranking significantly greater than 50, and in order for...

E31A – Eritrea 2018

JANUARY 22 - E31A is now QRT, making 33K QSOs. JANUARY 21 -- This morning, Eritrea Ambassador who was the former Minister of Culture visited and operated at our station.  E31A will be going QRT on...

3C0L & 3C1L – Annobon & Equatorial Guinea

NEWS UPDATE - 3C1L operation will end (QRT) on November 12 morning (local time). Flight home is November 13 early morning. OCTOBER 25 -- 3C0L is over. Yuris and Kaspars are in Annobon airport waiting...

VP6EU – Pitcairn Island

NEWS UPDATE - Ronald PA3EWP informs the final logs are now on Club Log. 39K QSO's were logged. The team arrived yesterday safely to Tahiti. March 1 - Today is the last day of...

9M0W – Spratly

MARCH 12 - Final day of operations. MARCH 11 -- 4sq at 9M0W, Layang Layang, Spratly (credit KO8SCA) MARCH 10 -- Pictures credit 9M6KOM MARCH 8 -- At 04:25z, 9M0W started operations on 17CW. UPDATE II -- Finally...

A5A – Bhutan

APRIL 4 - Setting up earlier today (pic by E21EIC) MARCH 30 - A5A will be active again between Apr 4 – 11, 2018. Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Jin, JF1IST and Champ, E21EIC....

[UPDATE] YX0V – Aves Island

NEWS UPDATE by Pilot Station, W4DTA First on behalf of the YX0V group I want to say thank you for being a donor to this operation. I wanted to email you so that you are...

[QRT] 3C0W & 3C3W – Annobon & Eq. Guinea

MARCH 24 -- 3C0W is QRT. The team successfully reached Malabo. They will stay there until Tuesday evening, when flight home is scheduled. But no more activity on the bands is planned from 3C. Over...

FT8 mode and working DX

Guest post by Marc, DO4DXA More and more stations and DXpeditions are using the new FT8 mode. It’s a great mode, but there has to be some improvement in the operating procedure (with the current software)...

Disqualified callsigns – CQ WW SSB contest

Reports suggest the CQ WW Contest Committee disqualify the following stations in last year's CQ WW SSB contest: 3V8SS, 4O7CC, 7Z1SJ, 9K2HN, 9M2R, 9M2X, 9M6MI, A61FK, A61HA, A62A, BA3MM, BA4TB, CA7CAQ, CO6HLP, CR2B, CR6K, DJ0A,...

VK9MA – Mellish Reef

UPDATE - Regular VK9MA updates will appear here, perhaps daily. JUNE 2, 2017 -- A 9 operator team, led by Rob, N7QT will be active from Mellish Reef as VK9MA, QRV from November 3rd, 2017...