Friday, December 14, 2018

[UPDATE] 3Y0Z – Bouvet 2018

NEWS UPDATE - We are happy to announce that our 3YØZ Bouvet sea container is on its way home. It should arrive in Chicago on September 26 then be moved to K9CT's QTH shortly...
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[NEWS] KH1/KH7Z – Baker Island

UPDATE -- Dateline DX is pleased to announce the final design of the front of our commemorative QSL highlighting both the history of and the unique nature of the Baker Island National Wildlife Reserve....

[UPDATE] 3Y0I – Bouvet Island

DECEMBER 1, 2018 The 3YØI Team is about to do other extensive training next week + gathering some additional equipment they'll need at Bouvet Island. Also, new possibilities emerge: they can take 2 additional operators...

[QRT] VP6D – Ducie Island

OCTOBER 31, 2018 In order to achieve a safe departure from Ducie Island - at 15:37z the skipper directed us to shut down today. We are beginning that process as I type this note. It's been...

[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...

TT8KO – Chad

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 The full story on the ill-fated TT8KO DXpedition can be found here  OCTOBER 26, 2018 @ 17:30z I arrived home today. What a feeling! Thanks to the Norwegian Embassy who resolved the issue quickly,...

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...

[UPDATE] CY9C – St. Paul Island

NEWS UPDATE -- The same team that operated as CY9C from St Paul Island in 2016 will return as CY9C in August 2019. Transportation arrangements have already been made with Paul Fitzgerald providing the...

RI0B – Arctic Legends IOTA DXpedition

NEWS UPDATE -- We carried out reconnaissance of the island (AS-087). We will land on a sand spit. The weather deteriorates badly, the rain intensifies.  Caught a strong swell when approaching the island. Today, in...

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...

A5A – Bhutan

NEWS UPDATE - A5A will be active again between Sep 4-14, 2018. Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Champ, E21EIC. Main purpose to meet with the foreign ministry to continue discussions on the outcome and...

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...

Yes or No? A poll on FT-8.

This poll is based on FT-8 mode. As can be seen from comments here and elsewhere, FT8 is certainly a lively topic of discussion. The poll will run for a few weeks. You are...

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...

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)...